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Class of 1956

    • 12/31/2018

      Hal L. Adrian BS ’56, December 31, 2018, age 84. Adrian began his career as a teacher and later worked in human resources at an insurance company, where he became vice president. After retiring in 1994, he worked as assistant athletic director at George Fox University. Survivors include his wife, Audrey; sons Dave, Jay, and Greg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 09/06/2017

      Virginia S. Heisler ’56, September 5, 2017, age 82. After attending Lewis & Clark, Heisler worked for Sunset Lanes bowling alley as program director for more than 40 years. She married Donald Heisler in 1954. Heisler loved to travel and took part in bowling competitions both at home and away. When she wasn’t competing, she enjoyed sightseeing with her daughters, who often came along. Survivors include her children, Linda and Lisa, and two grandchildren.

    • 05/25/2016

      Dorothy J. Jacobsen Stumm ’56, May 24, 2016, age 83. Survivors include her four children, Deborah, Bob, Victoria, and Jenevieve; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    • 02/01/2018

      Gordon W. Makinster BS ’56, MEd ’61, January 31, 2018, age 87. Makinster taught physical education and served as a track and field coach at Wilson High School in Portland. He also worked as scorekeeper for the Portland Trailblazers for their first 25 years of existence. Survivors include wife Beverly and daughters Judy and Donna.

    • 12/24/2015

      Joanne Forstrom Nash BM ’56, December 23, 2015, age 81.

    • 02/01/2016

      Dean B. Orton BS ’56, January 31, 2016, age 82.

    • 06/02/2018

      Robert E. Taylor BS ’56, June 1, 2018, age 87. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a master sergeant, wife Patricia and family moved to Portland in 1954. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Taylor taught business classes at Pacific Business College and later served as department head at Franklin High School. Over the course of his career, Taylor held many administrative leadership and educational positions at various Portland-area schools. After retirement, he served as a curriculum consultant for the Lane (Oregon) Education Service District. Taylor loved art of many kinds–written, heard, and seen. Survivors include wife Carol; children Mike, Dan, Casey, Joe, Rachel, and Katie; and six grandchildren.

    • 06/28/2019

      Dr. Betty Thompson BS ’56, April 2, 2019, age 84. Thompson built her career at Oregon Health & Science University, where she served 27 years as a member of the anesthesiology faculty, training hundreds of resident physicians. Shortly before her passing, OHSU awarded her with a lifetime service award. She and her husband, John, established the Betty B. Thompson, MD, Endowment for Student Education and International Service in 2008. Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, John; children Kathleen and Scott; and two grandsons.

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