Francis Edward Field, ESIA MA ’65, passed away Oct. 28, 2013, just short of his 90th birthday. A memorial service was conducted on Nov. 1, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church of Lander, Wyoming.
Born in Casper, WY, Captain Field (USN, Retired) grew up in Lander, where he graduated from high school in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for one year before accepting an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1946.
During thirty years of active duty, Field held many posts and commands around the world, providing support and responsible leadership for critical naval operations. In 1965, he earned a master’s degree in international affairs from GW, and in 1970 graduated from Harvard University’s advance management. In 1975, he retired as a navy captain.
After retiring, Field was associated for fifteen years with GW as a professorial lecturer and research engineer. He received certification as a master graphoanalyist in 1980. From 1982-1990, he was a project officer with the National Science Foundation.
Field was member of Wyoming’s Masonic Lodge No. 2, AF & AM; the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction of the USA, Valley of Lander; the Korein Shrine Center, Rawlins, WY; and Olivet Chapter No. 3 of the Order of Eastern Star. He volunteered at elementary schools, public libraries, the local food bank, and the Methodist church. He served as president of the Fremont County Pioneer Association from 1997-98, and was a Trustee, Fremont County Museums Board from 1998-2003. He was also a member of VFW Post 954 and the American Legion Don Stough Post No. 33.
Field is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret (Peggy) O’Bryan Field, and their three children, Gregory Field of Annapolis, MD, Christopher Field of McLean, VA, and Sheridan Kalletta of Colorado Springs, CO.