ACFE News - In Memoriam: Dolores Elaine Tuttle


ACFE News 

In Memoriam 

Dolores Elaine Tuttle 

March/April 2010 

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Dolores Elaine Tuttle is survived by her husband, ACFE President Emeritus Gilbert Geis, Ph.D., CFE.

Dolores Elaine Tuttle, 82, wife of ACFE President Emeritus Gilbert Geis, Ph.D., CFE, an esteemed criminologist and one of the pillars of the association, died on January 2 in Corona del Mar, Calif.

“I knew Dolores from the time she and Gil were married, which occurred later in his life,” said Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and chairman of the ACFE. “She was a tremendous source of strength and support for Dr. Geis and accompanied him to many ACFE conferences. Del, as she was called, was a delightful and wonderfully warm person. The ACFE and my wife, Judy, and I will miss her greatly.”

Dolores was born on Sept. 29, 1927 in St. Paul, Minn. to John S. and Delia Christoferson Feipel. She and her first husband, Burt Tuttle, who died in 1973, raised three children. She and Gil were married in 1993.

Dolores was a lifelong proud Democrat, influenced at Macalester College in St. Paul, at which Walter Mondale and Joan (Adams) Mondale were classmates and Hubert Humphrey occasionally taught.

Dolores and Gil greatly enjoyed traveling abroad. “She was always ready to go anywhere and do anything,” Gil said. Gil is Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California – Irvine. 

In addition to Gil, Dolores is survived by her children, John of Oakland (and his partner Douglas Drummond), Kathleen of Altadena, Nancy Siegel of New Rochelle, N.Y. (and her husband Joshua); and grandchildren, Rebecca, Hannah, and Caleb Siegel.

Later this year there will be a celebration of life for family and friends at Gil’s home in Corona del Mar. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: the American Cancer Society: 1940 E. Deere Ave., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA, 92705.

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