On Sunday, Aug 22, 2004, Christopher Edmund Hebb died at the Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn., following post-operative problems from brain cancer.
He was born in 1951.
Hebb leaves his wife, Barbara (House) Hebb; his step-son Michael; his parents Janice and Douglas Hebb of Ashburnham; a brother and wife Alan D. Hebb (Maj. U.S. Air Force Ret.) and wife Myong of Colorado. Two sisters, Laurie J. Hill and husband Albert of Oviedo, Fla., and Tracey and Brian Wessels of Westminster, Mass; his in-laws John (Jack) and Susan House of Surrey, Me; and nieces and nephews.
Hebb was born in Oakland, Calif., completed his elementary education at the former Emeline J. Whitney School in South Ashburnham, and graduated from Oakmont Regional High School in 1969. He took his B.A degree at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., and completed his graduate work in Psychology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Hebb’s career was practiced at the Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital, Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he was chief psychologist at the time of his death. He also served as president of the Appalachian Psychology Association for two years. His interests included music, hiking, and rock climbing.
Friends, relatives, colleagues, professors and patients met at the Mann Heritage Chapel Rose Mortuary, Knoxville, for a memorial service and recognition of Hebb’s contribution to his community on Aug. 28.
The Hebb and House families have agreed to support and promote a “Christopher Hebb, Ph D. Memorial Scholarship Fund” at the Graduate School of Psychology, University of Tennessee. Others wishing to support this fund are advised to contact Suite 600, Andy Holt Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., in the name of said fund.
His former wife, Sarah Johnson Entenmann, was also an English major at Carleton in the class of ’73.