N.B. The University of Texas published an obituary press release on the College of Liberal Arts website. The text of that announcement appears below.
AUSTIN, Texas--Aug. 24, 2007--Carol F. Justus, adjunct associate professor of classics and Middle Eastern studies, died Aug. 1 at the age of 67. She taught at The University of Texas at Austin for 13 years.
Justus earned a doctorate from the university in Indo-European linguistics in 1973 and wrote more than 30 articles on Indo-European language, numerals and culture, Hittite and other topics.
She taught at State University of New York at Oswego, University of California at Berkeley and San Jose State University, before joining the faculty in 1994. She also was a senior research fellow with the Linguistics Research Center and coordinator of the Indo-European Documentation Center, a project of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services.
Justus was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Indo-European Studies and past general editor of General Linguistics.
"Carol was a wonderful teacher and colleague," said Cynthia Shelmerdine, former chair of the Department of Classics. "She devoted a great deal of time to students in her course on Indo-European culture. Though she was an adjunct member of the department, she regularly attended colloquia and went out of her way to volunteer help. She was a dear friend, and we will miss her sunny presence."