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From 1960 to 1969

    • 04/23/2014

      William H. Beazley BS ’60, April 22, 2014, age 84. Beazley and his family moved to Seattle in 1966. He worked at Fircrest School in Shoreline, Washington, and also served as a part-time therapist. In his free time, he loved to fish. Survivors include wife Doreen; children Robert and Terri; four granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 08/09/2016

      James W. Crook BS ’60, August 8, 2016, age 79. After marrying Carolee Rogers, the couple moved to Yakima, Washington, where he worked for the Yakima School District. He was a lover of music, cars, camping, and reading (particularly history or the Bible). Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Denise and Laura; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    • 06/23/2016

      John R. Ellingson BS ’60, June 22, 2016, age 77. After graduating, Ellingson married JoAnn Adair and then earned an MBA from Arizona State University. From there, Ellingson moved to the East Coast, where he worked for Alcoa and Corning Glass Company. But he soon returned to the West and established John R. Ellingson Realtors. By this time, John and JoAnn had two small daughters, and they purchased a beachside cabin where, in the 1970s and ’80s, the family hosted Thai refugees. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, JoAnn; daughters Janna and Jennifer; and four grandchildren.

    • 03/08/2019

      Wilbert Coburn Freer BA ’60, February 26, 2019, age 79, in the Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, New York. Born in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Freer grew up in Portland and attended Lewis & Clark, where he studied mathematics and English. After earning his PhD in English from the University of Washington, he taught English and creative writing at the University of Arizona, the University of Montana, the University of Oulu (Finland), the University of London, and the University of Georgia. Throughout his 40-year career, he wrote and presented on topics related to 16th- and 17th-century English literature. He also wrote two books: Music for a King: George Herbert’s Style and the Metrical Psalms (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972) and The Poetics of Jacobean Drama (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982). He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Ramona, as well as two daughters and their families.

    • 12/04/2019

      Larry E. Groves BS ’60, December 4, 2019, age 82.

    • 01/26/2018

      Shirley A. Hawke BA ’60, January 25, 2018, age 79. Hawke and her family moved around Oregon before settling in Salem in 1971. After working at Willamette University, she was employed with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles for 24 years until her retirement. Despite persistent hearing issues, Hawke loved music and dedicated much of her time to singing during her school years. She also loved reading, especially mysteries.

    • 10/14/2016

      Paul Knoll BA ’60, a former three-time chair of the Department of History at the University of Southern California, and his wife, Susan Lathrop Knoll BA ’60, retired to Portland five years ago.

    • 10/14/2016

      Susan Lathrop Knoll BA ’60 and her husband, Paul Knoll BA ’60, retired to Portland five years ago.

    • 07/01/2019

      Dorothy Ruff BS ’60, MAT ’83, February 23, 2019, age 81. After graduation, Ruff worked for Portland Public Schools as an elementary school teacher, a career that would last 34 years. She retired in 1994. A frequent volunteer, Ruff enjoyed reading, hiking, and cats. Survivors include her children, Gregg and Kristan, and four grandchildren.

    • 11/15/2017

      James H. Stell BS ’60, November 14, 2017, age 79. Stell worked in education, starting as a principal of an elementary school in 1965. By 1986, he was president of the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association. Two years later, he was nominated to be an Oregon Distinguished Principal. Survivors include wife Nita, daughter Tracy, and three grandchildren.

    • 06/13/2017

      Monty Vincent BS ’60, June 12, 2017, age 80. An entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, Vincent worked successfully for 37 years in marketing, management, and product development. He retired in 1998 as president of his own private corporation, Arbor Technologies. Vincent served on the board of directors for a number of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and was also active with the Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He had a passion for woodworking and sold his art to support local charities. Survivors include his wife, Julianne; his children, Kimberly, Douglas, and Michael; and seven grandchildren.

    • 10/10/2019

      Don W. Wolfe BM ’60, April 25, 2019, age 86. In 1953, he married Patricia Edmonds, while serving in the Navy during the Korean War. After completing his military service in 1959, he was able to focus on his passion for music. He taught choral music at a series of Portland-area schools and was a well-regarded choral clinician and adjudicator. Wolfe served as director of music for the Apostolic Faith Church in Portland for more than 40 years. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Pat; his children, Connie, Kathleen, Gary, Larry, Debra, Cheryl, and Lori; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Nick Lewis BA ’61 and Judy McLain Lewis BS ’62 recently moved to Issaquah, Washington, to be near children and grandchildren. Next up, they are looking forward to a tour of Savannah, Georgia.

    • 02/27/2016

      Carolyn Matsen Buan BA ’61, February 26, 2016, age 76. Buan lived in Anchorage, Alaska, teaching high school after earning an MA in English at the University of Washington. In 1966, she moved to England, where she taught at Wroxton College. She later returned to the Pacific Northwest, where she wrote and edited for the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, then worked as associate director for the Oregon Council for the Humanities for 10 years. Eventually, she started her own editing and writing service. Survivors include daughter Sigfrid and son Robert.

    • 01/26/2019

      Wallace L. Moore BS ’61, January 26, 2019, age 83. While studying at Lewis & Clark, Moore worked at Copeland Lumber for his mother-in-law, Mary Larsen. Later recruited by Parr Lumber, he became assistant manager of their Cedar Hills location in 1962. A successful manager at several locations, Moore worked his way up to vice president of the corporation and board of directors. When he wasn’t working, Moore focused on constructing a family home in Northwest Portland as well as a vacation home in Sunriver, Oregon. After retirement, he lived in Bend, Oregon, where he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and socializing. Survivors include his wife, Ann; children, Marianne, Kathleen, and Michael; and two grandchildren.

    • 05/25/2019

      Walter Sparks BS ’61, May 25, 2019, age 80. Sparks began teaching in 1962, in Philomath, Oregon. His career spanned 37 years, ending in the Oregon City School District. Survivors include his wife, Joan; children Douglas and David; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 02/06/2018

      Donald J. Welcome BS ’61, February 5, 2018, age 78.

    • 01/16/2019

      Anne Whitman BS ’61, January 16, 2019, age 79. After marrying Jim in 1961, Whitman worked as a secretary until shortly after the birth of her first child. She then worked as a full-time mother to three children, returning to work in retail sales when they were grown. Survivors include her husband; children Steve, Beth, and Dan; and six grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Mary Kay Emerson Britton BS ’62 traveled in 2018 with her husband, Jim, to Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador. In Bogota, she visited the school that was built by her father. She was able to see several places she remembered from her childhood.

    • 02/22/2019

      Iris Phillips Karow BA ’62 and Nancy Knudsen BA ’62, once roommates in Stewart Hall, became roommates once again in Reykjavik during Lewis & Clark’s Pioneer Travel Program to Iceland in August 2018.

    • 06/18/2017

      Thomas R. Keefer BS ’62, June 17, 2017, age 78. Keefer served in the U.S. Air Force reserve as a medic and later worked as a sales manager in the packaging industry until he retired in 2006. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; his children, Megan and Greg; and three grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Nancy Knudsen BA ’62 and Iris Phillips Karow BA ’62, once roommates in Stewart Hall, became roommates once again in Reykjavik during Lewis & Clark’s Pioneer Travel Program to Iceland in August 2018.

    • The Diary of Will Pomeroy: A Boy’s Life in 1883 Oswego, Oregon

      Susanna Campbell Kuo BA ’62 edits the second edition of an 1883 diary written by the 14-year-old son of the superintendent of the Oswego Mines during the years when Lake Oswego, Oregon, was the center of iron making on the Pacific Coast. The diary is supplemented with extensive notes, 53 illustrations, a fold-out map, and information about early Oswego and the mines. This revised edition was published by the Lake Oswego Public Library, which owns the diary.

      Posted 01/03/2019
    • 02/22/2019

      Judy McLain Lewis BS ’62 and Nick Lewis BA ’61 recently moved to Issaquah, Washington, to be near children and grandchildren. Next up, they are looking forward to a tour of Savannah, Georgia.

    • Turtles All the Way: Poems

      Rosemary Douglas Lombard BA ’62 offered a poetry chapbook inspired by her scholarly interest in turtles.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 08/02/2018

      William S. MacKay BS ’62, April, 2018. MacKay practiced law for 15 years in San Francisco, where he specialized in antitrust law. In 1983, he moved in order to take care of his mother as she grew older. Survivors include his brother, Ted, and five nephews and nieces.

    • 07/03/2019

      Edgar Martin BS ’62, previously the chair, president, and CEO of Willamette Valley Bank, was inducted into the Oregon Bankers Hall of Fame in June 2019.

    • 10/14/2016

      Meredith Mears BS ’62 and her husband, “Laddy” Mears ’57, are enjoying retirement on the banks of Lower Fire Lake in Eagle River, about 13 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. The family has enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities surrounded by Alaska’s scenic beauty. Now, with two married daughters and five grandchildren, the couple make plenty of trips to warmer climes for visits.

    • 01/26/2013

      Robert S. Pettingell BA ’62, January 25, 2013, age 72. Pettingell worked for Pacificorp for 31 years. He was an avid musician and spent most of his free time playing. Pettingell founded and directed the Rose City Classic Festival of Jazz, which began in 1991 and ran for five years. Survivors include wife Elaine and daughters Debbie and Lisa.

    • 02/15/2017

      Ward Plummer BA ’62, Lewis & Clark’s 2007 Distinguished Alumnus and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University, received the Award for International Scientific Cooperation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is one of only three non-Chinese recipients of the award and the only one from the United States. Plummer is currently working on establishing a dual-degree PhD program with Louisiana State and Chinese institutions.

    • 07/14/2019

      Janet Vaughan Schwandt BA ’62 married Gary Baker BA ’61 and they have four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. After retiring early from a hotel marketing career, she married her current husband. They lived in the Ozarks and mountains of northern New Mexico before moving in 2012 to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Since returning to Oregon, Schwandt has reconnected with her L&C rally mates Margaret Huntington Ward BS ’62, from Lake Oswego, Kris Bremicker BA ’62, from Sun Valley, and Stewart Hall roommate Joan Wolf BA ’62, from San Francisco. The friends enjoyed a catch-up getaway in a river cabin near McKenzie Bridge.

    • 09/21/2017

      Pete Ward BS ’62, a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, turned 80 this past summer. Ward played for the White Sox and the New York Yankees, primarily as third baseman. He also coached in the Yankees’ farm system and was a manager of the Portland Beavers.

    • 02/22/2019

      Ross Webb BS ’62 and Sharon Lyons Webb BS ’63 recently moved to the Panorama retirement community in Lacey, Washington.

    • 09/20/2019

      James Whitman BS ’62 was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in September 2019. Marquis Who’s Who, a publisher of biographical profiles, selects a recipient from those who are considered accomplished and notable in their fields.

    • 06/02/2016

      Paul Willison BA, who has been a member of the Black Mountain–Swannanoa Kiwanis Club since 1998, was named the 2015 Kiwanian of the Year.

    • Parting the Clouds of Grief: A Mother’s Memoir

      Judith Black BS ’63 shares her reflections on how she recovered from the loss of her teenage son.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 04/20/2019

      John C. Flanagan ’63, April 20, 2019, age 77. Flanagan married Pauline Denyer in 1963, and together they raised their children in Portland. After earning a master’s degree in social work in 1969, he became a social worker and therapist. In 1988, he launched his private practice in Portland, which he ran until retiring in 2014. Survivors include his former wife, Pauline; children Timothy and Heather; and five grandchildren.

    • 04/18/2018

      Ann K. Fontaine BA ’63, April 18, 2018, age 76. After graduating, she and her husband, James, settled in Lander, Wyoming. Fontaine was active in the Episcopal Church, holding key leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. For more than 30 years, she served as a teacher and mentor in the church’s Education for Ministry program. Fontaine worked tirelessly to advance the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and people of color. In 1994, she earned a master’s degree in divinity from Harvard University. After her ordination in 1996, she served as a priest in the Oregon communities of Astoria and Cannon Beach. Survivors include her husband; children Kristin, John, and Matt; and five grandchildren.

    • 09/01/2019

      Van L. Killian BS ’63, September 1, 2019, age 81. Killian was a teacher at several Oregon elementary and middle schools. After retiring, he spent his time volunteering at Laughing Horse Books and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his children, Karen, Todd, and Heidi; and 13 grandchildren.

    • 07/03/2017

      Don A. McCarty BS ’63, July 2, 2017, age 76. McCarty worked as a teacher, coach, mentor, and administrator. He lived in Sunriver, Oregon, with his wife of 55 years, Sue.

    • 07/10/2019

      Jimmie McGill ’63, May 11, 2019, age 80. After attending Lewis & Clark, McGill worked in the office of a certified public accountant. In 1961, she married Don. McGill loved to read, solve crosswords, and listen to music. She also had a strong memory and passion for history. Survivors include her husband, Don; daughter, Kristan; and many other loving family members and friends.

    • 04/01/2018

      Robert H. Snider BS ’63, April 6, 2017, age 77.

    • 02/22/2019

      Sharon Lyons Webb BS ’63 and Ross Webb BS ’62 recently moved to the Panorama retirement community in Lacey, Washington.

    • 08/04/2017

      James P. Brown BS, MAT ’77, August 3, 2017, age 75. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Brown worked as a teacher and musician. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Diane; sons Paul and Jon; and grandchildren.

    • 06/02/2016

      James Paul Brown BS ’64, MAT ’77 was quoted by the Hollywood Star News in a piece on the history of Northeast Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, which he calls home.

    • 11/12/2019

      Nathan L. Jones BS ’64, November 2019, age 79.

    • 02/22/2018

      Marvin G. Kamholz BS ’64, February 21, 2018, age 75. Kamholz worked for the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway from 1964 to 1970, when he was promoted to locomotive engineer after the company merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad. His active service with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe continued until shortly before his death. In his leisure time, Kamholz enjoyed music, photography, and metalworking. He was fascinated with history and coauthored the award-winning book The Oregon-American Lumber Company: Ain’t No More (Stanford General Books, 2003).

    • 06/02/2016

      Eldon Wolfe BM is currently retired and living in Nebraska but has not given up his music. He currently directs the Thayer County Sacred Chorale, which he started three years ago. He’s also director of music for the Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron. His wife, Joy, is his accompanist for the chorale as well as one of four organists for the church. He sends greetings to all his former choir mates under Dr. L. Stanley Glarum.

    • 04/09/2015

      Peter G. Mathews ’65, April 8, 2015, age 72. Mathews earned his dental degree in 1969 and opened a private practice that same year in San Francisco. In 1977, he relocated to Tiburon, California, where he worked until retiring in 2000. He was married to Leslie Davis. Survivors include his wife and two sons, Ryan and Jeff.

    • 02/22/2019

      Roger Clark BA ’66 retired from Oregon Fruit Products in 1999. He and his wife, Betsy Willson, moved from Lake Oswego, Oregon, to Bellingham, Washington. Betsy and Roger had a wonderful 38 years together before she died in 2013. Clark’s passion has always been singing. He performs with the Whatcom Chorale, Bellingham Chamber Chorale, Bellingham Festival of Music Chorus, and Pacific Northwest Opera Chorus. In 2018, he sang in the operas Turandot and La Bohème. In 2017, he went on a fascinating tour of Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands, where he observed a pair of “skypointing” blue-footed boobies and other wonders.

    • 11/18/2018

      William “Bill” Coggins BA ’66 lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with his wife, Margaret, and their 8-year-old lab, Molly. They are enjoying Virginia’s wine country after moving back to the D.C. area from St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina. Coggins retired in 2005 after 37 years of federal service. Following graduation from Lewis & Clark and from Infantry Officers Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, Coggins completed a tour of duty in Vietnam as an army intelligence officer. After returning from Vietnam and obtaining his MBA at San Francisco State University, he began his federal career at the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Subsequently, he joined the United States Secret Service, where he served in two branch chief positions. In 1998, he was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he initially served as a unit chief and was later appointed to the FBI’s Senior Executive Service as a section chief. Coggins’ older daughter, Laurin Kehaulani, lives in Eugene, Oregon. His younger daughter, Sonnet Kekilia, lives in Maui, Hawaii, with her family, including two sons, ages 7 and 3. He looks forward to frequent visits with his grandsons in their new Hawaii home.

    • 06/28/2018

      Dorothy Thomson Dixon BS ’66 and her husband, Gale, moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1972 as he embarked on a three-year contract teaching cultural geography at Monash University. Today, the couple is still there! Over the years, Dixon worked as a special education teacher. She reports that one of their daughters lives in Newcastle, Australia, and the other works and studies at Portland State University. Now retired, Dorothy and Gale have an off-road camper with four-wheel drive, which they take on vacations to sight birds and visit remote places in the Australian Outback. They also maintain Gale’s parents home in Tigard and love the summers in Oregon. “Visitors always welcome!”

    • 06/28/2018

      Stephen Eichelberger BA ’66, after four decades practicing law, no longer represents clients; rather, he arbitrates cases sent to him by the Oregon courts. A firearms instructor for the police academy, Eichelberger also instructs private citizens in live-fire training and the use of force in self-defense. He and his wife, Denise, recently relocated to McMinnville, Oregon, roughly equidistant between their kids and grandkids in Portland and Salem.

    • 06/02/2016

      Rich Emery BA, after teaching accounting at Linfield College for 30 years, bid his students goodbye for the last time on January 29, 2016. Michael Kohlhoff BS, after serving as the Wilsonville, Oregon, city attorney for 35 years, has announced his retirement.

    • 02/22/2019

      Dorothy Friend BS ’66 lives with her husband, Dan, on Woahink Lake, south of Florence, Oregon. Her hobbies include quilting, spinning, and jewelry making. She loves to travel and will happily do so at the drop of a hat. At the time of this writing, she is in Ireland with a girlfriend taking some hands-on knitting and spinning classes. When at home, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and other water sports. She and Dan love company, so if you are in the area, she invites you to give her a call to be sure the guest room is available for you.

    • 04/10/2018

      Wilson Hulley BS ’66 is retired from federal service. He held the title of executive assistant to the president for international trade and later executive assistant for disability programs and policy. In all, Hulley served under three U.S. presidents. “It has been a very rewarding and exciting adventure,” he says.

    • 06/28/2018

      Michael Kohlhoff BS ’66, now retired, plays tennis three to four times a week, usually getting a good start at 6:30 a.m. He is active in the Democratic Party of Clackamas (Oregon) County and cochairs its justice committee, whose members research and make recommendations on a variety of issues, from health care to restorative justice. Inspired by his granddaughter who has cerebral palsy, Kohlhoff and his wife are building a small rental house designed to be wheelchair accessible.

    • 07/14/2019

      Ross Mouer BA ’66 attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston after graduating from Lewis & Clark. He then spent six years in Japan completing PhD research on income inequality and social stratification in Japan. In 1976, he took up a one-year university position in Brisbane, Australia. However, an operation to remove a brain cancer and subsequent recovery and monitoring resulted in his staying put until 1988, when he moved to Monash University in Melbourne and became professor of Japanese studies. From 2010–15, Mouer was professor of work organization and social change at Meiji University in Tokyo, which involved work in Malaysia for roughly three to four weeks each year. During his academic career, he published extensively on work organization in Japan, theories of Japanese society, Japan and Asia literacy, and paradigmatic change in images of Japanese society. Once “fully retired,” he continued to lead two 10-week seminars per year on Christianity and society in Tokyo. Now he writes and enjoys life at home in Melbourne with his wife and four children. He would be happy to hear from classmates at ross.mouer@monash.edu.

    • 06/28/2018

      Judy Orem BS ’66 participated in a Phase I trial for the cancer drug Gleevec at Oregon Health & Science University in 1999. As a result, she is alive today and has had many opportunities to appear on TV, study grant proposals, and be a representative for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her story has been included in three books, which address Gleevec, chronic myeloid leukemia, and new approaches to cancer treatments. But most important to Orem is her husband of 53 years, their two adult children, and two grandchildren. She is also happy to report that she and her husband keep 15 beehives. “We enjoy each day given us,” she writes.

    • 06/28/2018

      Pam Parfitt BA ’66 has, over the last 50 years, taught in public school; earned an MA, which led to social work; and started a school to teach and play the violin. She also founded the Santa Fe Youth Symphony and remains actively involved in other arts and youth programs. After retiring eight years ago, Parfitt says she still can’t get enough of biking, golfing, skiing, and traveling. Most recently, she spent a month in Argentina and Antarctica; played golf in southern New Mexico and Texas; and visited her kids and grandkids in Florida.

    • 06/28/2018

      Lynne Pickens BA ’66, who lives in Atlanta, is retired from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. She says she finally found out what she wants to do when she grows up–be retired! Pickens indulges her passion for England by visiting at least once a year. She’s traveled to many places in Europe via river cruises, most recently Normandy, France. In closing, Pickens writes, “My library loves me because my constant reading raises their circulation. I exercise because it appears that my hope that exercising will be proven to be bad for your health is not going to be fulfilled.”

    • 06/28/2018

      Carla Shafer BS ’66 and a poet friend traveled all over Ireland in October 2017, taking part in open mics and readings with more than 80 mostly Irish poets. While in Dublin, Shafer encountered Maurice Harmon, who previously taught English and Anglo-Irish literature at Lewis & Clark. They exchanged a few of their poems. She says it was wonderful to visit with him and his wife, Maura. As often as she can, Shafer travels to Oakland, California, to play with her preschool-aged grandsons, Akira and Hiroki.

    • 10/15/2019

      Margaret Trachsel BS ’66, MAT ’73, October 15, 2019, age 89. Trachsel worked as a high school teacher and administrator. She loved gardening, chocolate ice cream, and the theatre. Survivors include her children, Tygh, Kevin, Marlee, and Michael; six grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.

    • 11/09/2019

      John Venator BS ’66 announces that the home museum he runs with his wife, Dorianne, has been recognized by TheTravel.com as a top tourist attraction in Mexico. “We are … very proud to be included with the nine other prestigious museums that have also been recognized along with our home, Casa de los Venados, as the Ten Coolest Museums in Mexico,” writes Venator. “We open every day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for guided tours of our 400 year-old home and our collection of over 3,000 pieces of Mexican art to raise money for local charities.”

    • 02/22/2019

      John Venator BS ’66 is the retired past president and CEO of the Computing Technology Industry Association, a global industry trade association. In 2000, he and his wife, Dorianne, moved to a 400+ year old 18,000-square-foot hacienda in Valladolid, Mexico. They open their home, Casa de Los Venados, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, for guided tours to raise money for local charities. Venator says it’s a “must see” for tourists both because it’s won four architectural prizes and it sports a collection of Mexican folk art that has been described as of “museum quality.” (For more information and photos, visit www.casadelosvenados.com.) He says two favorite trips of 2018 were to New York City for Hester Turner’s 101st birthday celebration and to Buenos Aires to participate for a second time in the World Travel and Tourism Council’s 2018 International Congress. Venator welcomes emails from L&C alums at javenator1@gmail.com and always enjoys greeting L&C alums who come for tours of their home.

    • 07/14/2019

      Robert “Farley” Buell BS ’67, a retired high school teacher, lives near Hobart on the island state of Tasmania, off the southern coast of Australia. He fly-fishes for trout extensively and does backwater fishing in times of flood on the South Esk. He has also fly-fished in Alaska, others parts of the United States, Canada, Argentina, and New Zealand. He is married and has two grown children living in Australia.

    • 02/27/2018

      Katherine Davis BS ’67 writes: “In spring of 2017, I performed as a ‘cigarette girl’ in the chorus of Carmen on the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College’s Performing Arts Campus. We sang in French, rehearsing two nights a week. It was fun, but exhausting. I was going to take the summer off, but I miraculously got a teaching job at a private school in Westwood and had six wonderful weeks teaching ESL to several levels of students from every country. I also sang in a small chamber choir and in a ‘Singing for Our Lives’ concert. We celebrated diversity; protested injustice; and sang for love, for the elderly with Alzheimer’s, for the legacy of Dr. King. I have six grandkids, including two girls, who are 21 and 15, from my stepdaughter. The eldest studied film at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has an amazing band called GAL PAL; her sister is studying art at a magnet school. My eldest son, a Georgetown graduate, has a beautiful German wife and four children; they live in Manila, Philippines. After editing a book for an Italian law professor who is writing in English, I’ve decided to study Italian. So, I’m taking Italian–plus creative writing and a vocal performance workshop–at Santa Monica College with the hope of eventually going to Milan and having more work there. I continue to publish some of my poetry on a WordPress blog called Scarlet Letters.”

    • 02/15/2017

      Katherine Brown Davis BS ’67 fondly remembers her time at Lewis & Clark, especially helping Professor William Stafford grade papers. She still has a note from him that says, “Please go easy on them.” As a lifelong lover of music and singing, Davis has sung in the Westwood Presbyterian Church choir for 40 years. She has two sons, a stepdaughter, and six grandchildren, four of whom live in Manila, Philippines (although their mother is German). Her two older granddaughters are in Los Angeles. Davis studied mythology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is now studying music, theatre, and journalism; performing opera; and working as a writer and editor. She writes as Katherine Lansing, and her poetry and song lyrics can be read on the WordPress blog Scarlet Letters. She has also contributed to a libretto titled Creation: The Tale of Our Birth. She lives in Santa Monica, California, but misses Portland and Lewis & Clark very much.

    • 10/14/2016

      Katherine Davis BS ’67 reports that, since 2011, she’s been at Santa Monica College, where she’s done six plays—including Sweeney Todd, which she did in a wheelchair because she had broken her foot in rehearsal. She’s also performed in several musical theatre workshops, finally landing a solo as Frau Blucher singing “He Vas My Boyfriend” from Young Frankenstein, the musical. She just finished singing chorus in opera excerpts on the Broad Stage for Carmen and The Magic Flute, among others. “Having so much fun!”

    • 10/13/2017

      Patricia Francy BA ’67 traveled from New York to Portland in June 2017 to attend her 50th class reunion at Lewis & Clark. She is currently president of the Muriel F. Siebert Foundation and works with Junior Achievement International and Outward Bound USA. In October 2017, Francy was honored at the Outward Bound National Benefit Dinner for her visionary philanthropy. She currently supports neurobiological research and a New York City community college. Francy enjoys traveling and has visited every continent.

    • 10/14/2016

      Mary Lou Pedersen Hautau BS ’67, after living in the Seattle area, has moved back to Portland, where she enjoys retirement with a miniature dachshund and a cat. She’s involved with the Portland Art Museum, belongs to a book club, does water aerobics, takes great courses and classes, and enjoys her friends.

    • 02/01/2018

      Phil Lacy BS ’67 spent two years working on an agriculture extension program in Western Samoa as a Peace Corps volunteer after graduation. Later, he taught school in Compton, California, New York, and Texas before getting into church business administration for 27 years. He retired in 2010. Since then, Lacy has devoted his time to volunteering with South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock, Texas, and the Caring Place food pantry in Georgetown, Texas. He is married to Melinda, and lives in Georgetown. He has two sons and six grandchildren.

    • 06/02/2016

      John McClelland BA ’67 served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cusco, Peru, from 1967 to 1968, and then as an English teacher in Piura, Peru, from 1968 to 1970. He married Paula “Pauly” Valdivieso in 1969 while in Peru, and they’ve been together ever since. In September 1999, McClelland retired after 13 years as a feature writer for the Daily News of Longview, Washington. He has two children: daughter Mara McClelland BA ’95, an interior designer in New York City, and son Ian McClelland, who is an emergency medical technician with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. He also has two grandchildren. McClelland writes, “I’d like to hear from any who remember me, for good or bad.”

    • 04/17/2018

      Neva C. Neff BA ’67, MAT ’75, April 16, 2018, age 89. After graduation, Neff taught in the Reedville and Newberg (Oregon) school districts for 24 years. She is remembered fondly by her many students. Survivors include husband Jack; sons Gregory, David, and Timothy; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    • 02/13/2019

      Ronald Parrish BA ’67 writes, “Now that 80 approaches, I know the hourglass has been turned. My goal for this year (and those going forward) is to enjoy each day, knowing that each breath I take ‘cometh from Him’!”

    • 10/14/2016

      Ronald Parrish BA ’67 was a professor at George Fox University from 1989 to 2010. He’s now involved in theatre group and class reunions.

    • 10/14/2016

      David Shilling BA ’67, now retired, reports that he and his wife, Marvina Andrus Shilling BA ’67, spend several months every summer living in France and visiting other countries. Recently, they had a wonderful time in Malta and Turkey.

    • 06/02/2016

      David Shilling BA and spouse Marvina Shilling BA are enjoying retirement. They live in Laguna Beach, California, from November to April every year, and then in Paris from May through October. David still runs every other day.

    • 10/14/2016

      Marvina Andrus Shilling BA ’67 and her husband, David Shilling BA ’67, spend several months every summer living in France and visiting other countries. Recently, they had a wonderful time in Malta and Turkey.

    • 12/08/2017

      John E. Toevs BS ’67, December 7, 2017, age 72. Toevs worked as a chief financial officer in the stationery industry for 40 years. He loved to travel and managed to visit all 50 states and six continents. Survivors include wife Susan; children Heidi, John, and Sasha-Peter; and two grandchildren.

    • 05/15/2019

      Michael K. Lee BS ’68, May 15, 2019. After graduation, he attended the San Francisco College of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California. His career flourished, and by the time he retired in 2011, he had been practicing podiatry for nearly 44 years with clinics all over Honolulu. When he wasn’t working, Lee enjoyed competing in marathons, triathlons, and Ironman competitions. Survivors include his wife, Roze; children Juston and Jon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.

    • 12/08/2017

      Doug Lee BA ’68, JD ’88 retired in 2015 after 46 years of teaching. He has two adult sons, but no grandkids yet. Currently, Lee teaches part time at the University of California at Berkeley. He has submitted book manuscripts on Chinese history to a publisher.

    • 09/19/2017

      Thomas M. Masterson BA ’68, September 18, 2017, age 71. Masterson was vice president of marketing at Na Koa Company when he retired. Survivors include his partner, Waynella McNeil; his children, Ian, Bryce, Siri, and Trevor; and five grandchildren.

    • 12/08/2017

      David Todd BA ’68 retired in July 2017 from Mount Hood Community College after 21 years of teaching computer science. He continues to be active as a director of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation (in 2018, he’s assistant treasurer) and a national director of the Navy League of the United States.

    • 02/22/2019

      Anne Spencer Caputo BA ’69 has moved into a new career as a hospital chaplain for the Inova hospital system in northern Virginia after working many years in marketing for news and media organizations.

    • 06/27/2019

      Keith Cooperrider BA ’69, June 27, 2019, age 72. Following graduation, he toured the United States and settled on the East Coast in 1970. After working for NASA for two years, he joined the national headquarters of the Unification Church as executive assistant to the president. In 1975, he married Sara Sack, and the couple settled in New York City. In 1982, Cooperrider became controller for the Washington Times and later chief financial officer, a post he held for 33 years. In his spare time, he loved spending time in nature with his family. Cooperrider also remodeled homes with his wife. Survivors include his wife, Sara; his children Caner, Kensy, and Kara; and two grandchildren.

    • 03/29/2017

      Ted M. Dorman BA ’69, March 28, 2017, age 70. Dorman earned a master of divinity degree and later a doctorate in philosophy and theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, he was a professor of biblical studies and theology at Taylor University in Indiana until 2010. Dorman enjoyed traveling and led student trips to Israel, Greece, and Rome. He was also fluent in Spanish, a language he used while teaching in Costa Rica and on mission trips. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lil; his children, Heidi and Stephen; and one granddaughter.

    • 12/09/2019

      Nan Forsyth Stewart BA ’69 writes: “Following graduation with a degree in French, I held numerous jobs, from legal secretary to accounting assistant at a Native American consortium on the Olympic coast of Washington to the Forest Service before undertaking graduate studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. I attained my master’s degree in international business with an emphasis on intercultural communication (French) in 1981. I worked for Nike for seven years, and in 1989, my husband, James Stewart, whom I married in 1974, joined the Foreign Service. I followed suit in 1994, becoming a consular officer in the U.S. diplomatic corps. During my career, I served in seven countries, the majority of which were in Africa. James and I retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2012, but we continue to travel extensively. I still do work as a consular officer for the State Department abroad for as many as five or six months a year. We do not have children but enjoy our nieces and nephews, who frequently accompany us on our travels.”

    • 02/22/2019

      David Grube BA ’69 is national medical director for Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit that advocates and educates about choices for end-of-life care.

    • 02/22/2019

      Marcia Weidig Hilton BS ’69 retired from hospice bereavement work six years ago after more than 25 years in the field. She volunteers in a low-income second grade classroom, helping with small-group and individual needs. Hawai’ian culture has become dear to her, and she plays ukulele in a Hawai’ian orchestra that raises money to entertain in schools and nursing homes in the Eugene, Oregon, area. She also dances hula in a halau (hula school). She has a 3-year-old grandson in Salem, Oregon, who is very dear to her.

    • 02/22/2019

      Michael Homan BA ’69 retired in 2015. He now lives in northeastern Oregon in the summer and the Southern California desert in the winter.

    • 02/22/2019

      Paula Janz BA ’69 is enjoying her retirement, which includes travel (especially by RV) and spending time with her grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Vicki R. Kreimeyer BA ’69 is currently enjoying the “flexibility” of retirement. She is involved in two nonprofit boards and serves as executive vice president of the Opera Idaho Board of Directors. She also continues to pursue voice through lessons and performance. In addition to singing in Aida as a member of the chorus, she is a member of an auditioned choir, Critical Mass Vocal Artists, which performs three concerts each year. She looks forward to participating in L&C’s Pioneer Travel Program to Cuba in May 2019.

    • Facing the Ultimate Fear: A New Future

      Kathleen Lowndes BA ’69 uses her personal story as a launching point for a manual that describes the ways that fear can make us feel trapped or caged and how to deal with this. This entertaining, novel-like true story reveals steps to rise above that feeling. Melt away fear, miracles appear. She says the book describes the value of her L&C education for facing the unknown.

      Posted 11/12/2018
    • 09/12/2016

      J. Charles Morrison BA ’69, September 11, 2016, age 69. After obtaining a master’s degree in university administration from the University of Calgary in 1975, Morrison worked much of his life for the University of Alberta. By 1988, he was the director of administrative services for the university’s department of medicine. Even after semi-retirement, he remained at the school as a career development officer until his passing. When he wasn’t working, Morrison lived in the country and indulged his love for animals, art, and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Lil; sons Craig and Corey; and two grandchildren.

    • 11/23/2019

      Constance Odell Sams BA ’69, November 23, 2019, age 71.

    • 07/01/2019

      Laurence Sams BS ’69, April 5, 2019, age 73.

    • 02/22/2019

      Mike Shiffer BA ’69 has been thinking about his time at L&C in the 1960s. “Fifty years later,” he says, “we live in a time of turmoil. If you were on campus now, would you be as eager to protest as you were in the ’60s?”

    • 10/14/2016

      Jo Ann Staebler BA ’69 became pastor of Presbyterian and Lutheran Services Church in Bealeton, Virginia, in July 2016. She was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in September 2016.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jo Ann Staebler BA was ordained as a teaching elder (minister of word and sacrament) in September 2016 by the National Capital Presbytery. She is serving a federated Presbyterian and Lutheran church in Bealeton, Virginia.

    • 12/09/2019

      Eric Van Patten ’69, December 9, 2019, age 72.

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