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    • 06/28/2018

      Makayela Johnson BA ’18, a hip-hop artist in Portland who performs as KayelaJ, was profiled in Willamette Week and appeared at the PDX Pop Now! festival in July 2018.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Brody BA ’87, who is a mosaic artist as well as a big fan of the Portland Timbers, was featured on the team’s website. He discussed his love of soccer, the Timbers, and his work with Portland-area schools.

    • 11/20/2018

      Daniel Walker JD ’18 has joined the State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) as appellate counsel and was sworn in as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Oregon.

    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Case BA ’08 joined Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society as a fellow last fall. She is researching “the transition from the industrial society to the information society and its effect on creativity, connectivity, isolation, and depression.”

    • 09/05/2016

      Edith Foleen Zimmerman BA ’42, September 4, 2016, age 96. She married Richard Zimmerman in 1944, and they lived together in Portland until 1959, when they moved to Bend, Oregon, where she was an active member of Foundry Church of Bend. Survivors include her children, Craig and Judy; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

    • 03/22/2016

      Gordon W. Yelton BS ’59, March 21, 2016, age 84. Yelton worked for Sears and Roebuck for several years following his graduation. He married Joan Mundigel in 1964. In 1970, with two small children, he moved his family to Bend, Oregon, where they owned and operated a small gift and housewares shop called Things Etc. After retiring, Yelton enjoyed taking care of his yard, visiting with his neighbors, and walking his dogs. Survivors include his wife, Joan; son Mark; and daughter Elizabeth.

    • 11/19/2015

      Verlean Wilson BS ’77, November 18, 2015, age 62. Survivors include her sisters, Alberta, Sarah, and Mary, as well as nieces, nephews, and other friends and family.

    • 03/30/2018

      Herbert F. Williams BS ’51, March 29, 2018, age 91. After serving in the Navy, Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Lewis & Clark. He taught eighth grade in Nome, Alaska, completing his master’s degree at Columbia University during summer breaks. Eventually, he moved to Estacada, Oregon, to assist his father, who had suffered a stroke. There he continued to teach, served as a volunteer fireman, and sang in a barbershop quartet. Williams was the first African American president of the Oregon Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Upon retirement, he moved back to Portland and spent his time volunteering and working with the community.

    • 11/24/2017

      Jack R. Willey BA ’58, November 23, 2017, age 81. After teaching at Gonzaga University, Willey moved to Bakersfield, California, where he taught at Garces Memorial High School. Survivors include his daughter, Cristina, and a grandson.

    • 12/21/2017

      Fred T. Wilcox BS ’57, December 20, 2017, age 82. After marrying in 1960, Wilcox moved to Hawai‘i, where he worked for Liberty House department stores. In 1979, he founded Wilcox Miller & Nelson, an executive search firm. Survivors include wife Elisa and children Traci and Robert.

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