Sonderegger, Theo


Dr. Theo Brown Sonderegger, Ph.D, age 92 years, passed away on July 10, 2017.  Theo was born on May 31, 1925, in Birmingham, AL to Ernest and Vera (Sillox) Brown. 

Theo was a professor of psychology and women’s studies at UNL.  Over the years she received many awards and had extensive publications.  She was an active member of Phi Beta Kappa and numerous honorary and professional organizations.

Theo is survived by

Son: Richard (wife Karen) Sonderegger

Daughter:  Diane (husband Michael Couch) Sonderegger

Son: Douglas Sonderegger

Granddaughter: Dr. Mimi (husband Ken) Harvey

Great-grandson: Kristopher Harvey

Dear friend: Dr. Patricia Rand


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul E. Sonderegger, brother Richard Brown and grandson Christopher Sonderegger.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Butherus Maser and Love funeral home, 4040 A St, Lincoln.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future use in a scholarship fund in Theo’s name. 

Guestbook for Sonderegger, Theo

6:57AM Jul 18th, 2017
From the moment I met Dr. Sonderegger I knew this would be a life changing relationship. Theo was my Ph.D advisor and every good thing that I will ever accomplish as a psychologist is due to her mentorship. Both Dr. Rand and Dr. Sonderegger changed my life in countless ways. They inspired me to learn,question and constantly try to improve. Theo was beyond amazing and will be sorely missed.
Dr. Kimberley Wands (Owen Sound, NE)
2:14PM Jul 17th, 2017
Theo was an amazing colleague, and she truly supported the scholarly efforts of women and minorities in academia. I will be forever grateful to Theo and Pat who were always kind to me. To the Sonderegger Family, you have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda (Lincoln, NE)
3:09PM Jul 15th, 2017
I remember Dr. Sonderegger's enthusiasm for the neurosciences and how she loved to share the latest scientific developments with our graduate class.
Daniel Ullman (Lincoln, NE)

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