Everett Groseclose, who served on the Dow Jones News Fund’s board for 23 years, died June 8 at age 77 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

He was born at home in Childress County, Texas, June 25, 1938. After graduating from Childress High School in 1956, he worked his way through Texas Tech University as a reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, according to a family obituary.

He served in the U.S. Army after college and then joined The Wall Street Journal in Dallas as a reporter. Among his roles at Dow Jones & Company were Cleveland bureau chief, head of corporate communications and managing editor of Dow Jones News Service.

He joined the News Fund as secretary in 1976, and was elected vice president the following year.  He served in both positions until he left the board in 1999. Groseclose was hands-on at the Fund, visiting internship and high school workshops to work with the students. He also hired interns through the Fund’s editing internship programs.

Groseclose was an outdoorsman and expert fly fisherman becoming a guide around New Mexico in retirement.

He is survived by his wife, daughters, stepchildren and grandchildren. The family plans a private memorial.