STAN VERNOOY Stan VerNooy, 66, of Henderson, passed away June 7, 2013. Born Sept. 10, 1946, in New York City, he was raised in Bogota, N.J., graduating from Bogota High School in 1964. Attending Syracuse University and Brigham Young University, he graduated from BYU in 1968 with a mathematics degree. He then served in the U.S. Air Force, as a computer programmer at Andrews AFB. He subsequently attended the University of Maryland, earning a master's degree in math in 1973. After moves to Detroit and California, he went back to school to earn a Ph.D. He attended the University of Oregon, in Eugene, and fell in love with the school, the city and the state. Most of all, he fell in love with teaching and he soon embarked on a new career path. Teaching led back to California, to Arkansas, and, in 1998, to the College of Southern Nevada in Henderson. He loved music, math, teaching, waterfalls and the Ducks. Stan is survived by his wife, Anne Padgett; his brother, Wayne; and his two sons, Justin (Lindsey) and Dean (Tiana). Memorial services will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, Henderson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, Three Square, or any other charity.

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Stan may have been my best math teacher ever. He is the only math teacher that I remember from U of O. Dominus Vobiscum.
August 31, 2020
I'm pretty sure I was the oldest student in Stan's (T-TH) 11 am Algebra class last spring, and I was so sad to just this evening hear of his passing. A couple of things I could tell right away about Stan: 1. He was brilliant. And 2. he really cared about his students. I showed my wife his handouts which were imbued with his unique warm humor, and I even showed her one of the daily quizzes which I bombed, and the impassioned comments he took the time to emblazon on the page, instead of just a check mark or a number, which was impressive given the hundreds of quizzes he had to grade every day, an extra burden he willingly placed on himself to boost our learning--he was so through and dedicated. And this zeal and competence ties in with my envy of Stan which I had already discussed after the semester started back in January with some older friends of mine in their 60s and 70s. Here was someone who had found his true passion in life and was living it. That is a life well lived.
Mike Brooks
August 28, 2013
Stan I can't emphasize more how much of an inspiration and impact you had on me in the one class that I took with you teaching. Your dedication to students who seeked your help is what will really stick in my memories. You gave me your tel number and encouraged me to call with questions at any time. And you invited us to you home for final exam review sessions. Deep down I kind of wished that you taught all the math courses I was scheduled to take. None of the other teachers come even close to you in terms of caring and dedication. I will never forget the experience. My heart and prayers go out to the family.
Greg Schuder
August 19, 2013
Stan will be missed by so many...I actually learned to like math with Professor Vernooy. He even came into school on his off time to explain algebra concepts to me. Your dedication will not go unrewarded nor was it unappreciated. Thanks Stan!
June 24, 2013 dearest and closest friend, I will miss you with all my heart. That big smile, the outstanding laugh, and all the countless times you told me how many days old I was and how I should celebrate a milestone day lol. I love you!!!
Allison Hancock
June 18, 2013
Professor Vernooy; You will be truly missed but not forgotten. I remember while I was at CSN-Henderson you would walk into the Department to your office you would be just singing your heart out it would be a Oldies but Goodies. I really loved it, your singing truly made my day! My Prayers goes to the Vernooy Family. R.I.P. Professor Vernooy. ~"Sonni"
Sonia Richey-King
June 17, 2013
R.I.P. Stan. We worked together in Fresno, CA in 1975/6 and I appreciated his knowledge and enjoyed his sense of humour.
June 15, 2013
Stan was a great friend at Syracuse and afterward. He was one of the funniest people I ever knew. He was also a very special person.
Paul Leggett
June 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and your big bright smile. You will be truly missed.
Krista Gonzalez
June 14, 2013