Monte M. Page, 79, emeritus professor of psychology, died Jan. 20 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Page was born in Bushton, Kansas, on Sept. 26, 1935. He received his undergraduate degree from Bethany Nazarene College and served in the United States Army in the early 1960s, before pursuing graduate studies in psychology at the University of Oklahoma.
Page received a doctorate in spring 1966 and joined the University of Nebraska faculty that fall. He in the psychology department for more than 40 years, specializing in social psychology, personality theory and transpersonal psychology. He also served as the Department of Psychology’s graduate chair for more than two decades.
Although Page retired in 2004, he continued to teach a course in transpersonal psychology until 2007.
Page was an avid gardener and raised countless animals on his acreage south of Lincoln for 34 years. Page and his wife, Joyce, left Nebraska in 2012, moving to Dearborn Heights, Michigan, to be closer to family.
Page is survived by his wife; son, Ken, his wife, Linda, and daughter, Isabella, of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Janet Safawi, her husband Hussein, and children, Ali, Serena and Mohamed, all of Dearborn Heights; and son, Mike, and his wife, Susan Steider, of Lincoln.
Mike Page teaches science fiction and works in UNL’s English department.