Service today to honor memory of professor

By Melanie Klein
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 29, 1996

A memorial service is being held today for Jean Hampton, UA professor of philosophy, who died earlier this month.

The service is being held at 11 a.m. at Saint Philip's in the Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

Hampton and her husband Richard Healey, also a University of Arizona philosophy professor, were on sabbatical in Paris when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while horseback riding March 29. She died April 2 from complications.

Hampton, who was 41, authored several books and published more than 40 articles on political philosophy.

"Jean was a young philosopher, but she was extraordinary," said John Maloney, department head of philosophy. "She was admired greatly by her students."

Hampton received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1980. She taught at University of California Los Angeles, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Davis. She and her husband joined the UA philosophy department in 1991.

Hampton is survived by her husband; son, Andrew Russell Hampton-Healey; parents, Elizabeth and William Hampton: and brother, William Hampton Jr.

The department of philosophy has established the Jean Hampton Memorial Fund to support study and research in philosophy. Donations can be made to the University of Arizona Foundation/Jean Hampton Fund at the Department of Philosophy, UA 85721-0027.