Remembering Leona Cloud

The woman whose generous spirit gave much to UW-Green Bay over the years, and the name Cloud Commons to the former Nicolet Room in the University Union, has passed away. Leona E. Cloud died Saturday in De Pere at age of 90. In fall 2006, UW-Green Bay named its main dining area the Leona Cloud Commons. Leona and her husband, the late Walter R. Cloud, were early and enthusiastic advocates of the Founders Association who also sup¬ported the Weidner Center and the University’s first capital campaign. Her gift for the new Mary Ann Cofrin Hall classroom building furnished the Cloud Student Lounge and facilitated distance-learning equipment, and she was a generous supporter of the Kress Events Center project. In addition, Mrs. Cloud was a proud UW-Green Bay alumna, Class of 1980, a returning adult who earned high honors in Human Development and often spoke fondly of her great affection for the campus, her instructors and classmates. Walter Cloud was president of U.S. Paper Mills in De Pere, and he was a volunteer director for the University’s Founders Association philanthropic organization. Leona Cloud was presented the Chancellor’s Award, the institution’s highest community honor, at commencement in May 2005. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and will announce full details by Tuesday.