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Class of 1947

  • Annie C. Brooks BS ’47, July 5, 2017, age 90. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Brooks earned a master’s degree in Christian education from San Francisco Theological Seminary. There she met J. Bruce Coleman, whom she later married. Brooks worked as a preschool teacher and volunteered for charities. She enjoyed nature, traveling, gardening, and singing in her church choir. Survivors include her three daughters, Kathleen, Janet, and Joella; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

  • Ann Coleman BS ’47, July 5, 2017, age 90.

  • Ivan V. Gillam BS ’47, April 8, 2018, age 93. After graduating from Lewis & Clark College, Gillam took a job teaching at Carlton (Oregon) High School. After a sojourn in Virginia, where he earned a master’s degree in school administration at William and Mary College, Gillam and family returned to Oregon, where he returned to teaching, eventually retiring in 1984. Outside the classroom, Gillam enjoyed singing and performed with church choirs, at weddings and funerals, and with a barbershop quartet. Other favorite activities included bowling, hunting, and carpentry. Survivors include wife Phyllis; children Gary, Ken, and Gayle; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Dorothy Kirkwood Mooney BA ’47, September 3, 2016, age 90. She was a lifelong lover of music and an accomplished pianist and music teacher. In 1953, Dorothy graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. She went on to serve as the first woman instructor on the faculty there. Soon, Dorothy met Ed Mooney, a young seminarian, over a game of Scrabble, and they were married in 1956. She remained heavily involved in the church; worked as a piano teacher for 54 years; and was involved in a number of community clubs and volunteer groups. Survivors include her husband of 60 years; three sons, Paul, Philip, and Stephen; and five grandchildren.

  • Robert R. Warner BS ’47, February 7, 2018, age 95. Warner married Nancy Burness, with whom he shared 72 years. He started his career in education at McMinnville (Oregon) High School and then worked in sales, eventually retiring from Nordstrom as a men’s clothing salesman. He loved baseball, basketball, and football. Survivors include his children, Greig, Trina, and Nancy; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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