School navigation

CAS Class Notes

From 1960 to 1969

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

    • 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
  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.

    • 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.

    • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 NoMore (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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.”

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

CAS Class Notes

Contact Us