Ida Grillet Slemmons Memorial Award
The Ida Grillet Slemmons Memorial Student Aid Fund was created in 1992 as a tribute to the late Ida Grillet Slemmons by her son, Garvin H. Slemmons and his wife, Dorothea Slemmons, of Waverly, Iowa.
Ida Louise Grillet received her B.S. degree in liberal arts from the University of Iowa in 1902 and later married Stair K. Slemmons. She lived in Iowa City for many years and died in 1973.
At least five of Ida and Stair Slemmons’ eight children attended The University of Iowa, including their son Garvin. Garvin’s interest in agronomy led him in enroll at Iowa State University, where he graduated. He pursued graduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and at the University of Minnesota.
In Minneapolis, Garvin met and married the former Dorothea Lund, a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Garvin held a variety of positions, working for the USDA Farm Securities Loan Service and teaching agricultural school for returning veterans at the close of World War II. He also worked as a salesman and eventually became district sales manager of a seed corn company. Garvin and Dorothea moved to Waverly, Iowa, in the early 1940s, where Dorothea lives today.
Garvin Slemmons died in 1994. Dorothea honored his memory and his mother’s by her generous support of the Ida Grillet Slemmons Memorial Aid Fund during her lifetime as well as through her estate.
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