I just got to know. Terry Stewart wrote to me. I do not know the best way to write the right words considering cultures. Probably my words would be misfited and, for sure, they will be poorer than my thaughts and my feelings.
I met my dear Professor Truman in a very important moment in my life. He gave me a hand and helped me as any one had done before. I learned a lot and I grew up porfessionaly, thanks to him. Along the time I spent in West Lafayette he was a 2nd father for me and still he remains as such. You have been a mother.
You are in our hearts. My daughters - Mariana and Mafalda - know very well who are Truman and Marjorie. And you will stay in our hearts for long long time.
My dear Professor Truman passed away. He just went to another dimension. His memory will be very alive for long. Every day I think of him, when I enter my office to star my day. I have all pieces of paper written by his hand when he was teaching me. I have all notes he wrote within the subjects he tauhgt in West Lafayette. I will never forget the very first moments in Vila Real. He will remain for ever in my heart and in my mind.
Marjorie: I hope you can understand my poor english. I hope this english could express as I wish all my sad feelings, my deep sorrow.
All my love
Carmen and I, we regret that Truman is not any more with us. You and Truman are part of our life.
The four years that I had been with Truman at Purdue and the sabatical year at Madrid, has been a great influence on my profesional life. I had the honour to be able to know him very well. He was very generous to teach me his knowledges in Animal Breeding that cannot be found in texts or articles.
We feel sorry that we were not able to be with both of you lately. We will regret for the rest of our life.
Carmen and Rafael Alenda
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Truman.
I was Dr. Martin&s first Ph.D. student. Although I did not follow a career in genetics, I would not be where I am today with out his training and guidance. A few years ago, I had the privilege of formally acknowledging Truman at an awards ceremony for his contributions to my career in health physics.
I deeply appreciative of all he did for me. You and your children are in Charlene&s and my thought and prayers.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Dr. Martin will be missed in Animal Sciences. ...Diane