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  • JB

    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.

  • MV

    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.

  • CV

    Carolyn J. Vesterstein BS ’53, October 17, 2016, age 86. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Vesterstein attended Emanuel School of Nursing and graduated as an RN, soon landing a job as head nurse with Union Pacific Railroad in Portland. She met her husband, Paul, when he came to her rescue after a skiing accident, and they married in 1957. She was an animal lover as well as a generous supporter of animal charities. Survivors include her husband, Paul; her children, Scott, Kirk, Mark, Lisa, and Karl; and three grandchildren.

  • DS

    Donald E. Stevenson BS ’54, June 4, 2017, age 85. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Stevenson joined the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviator. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1972. He married Marcella in 1957, and from 1959 until 1991, he flew commercially for Delta Airlines. Stevenson also served as a volunteer fireman and worked for a time at the Los Angeles county jail. He loved to read, solve crossword puzzles, and see the world. Survivors include his wife of 60 years; children Patti, Michael, and Barbie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • SS

    Selena A. Steinmetz BA ’92, June 23, 2017, age 46. Steinmetz was always interested in travel and foreign culture. After graduation, she joined the Peace Corps, serving as a health care worker in the Dominican Republic. Later, Steinmetz studied American sign language and earned a master’s degree in special education from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She worked with deaf and hard-of-hearing children as a teacher and counselor. Survivors include her mother, Janet; her stepfather, Jim; and many other loving family members and friends.

  • RS

    Ralph E. Smith BS ’49, October 2017, age 92.

  • JS

    James L. Shinn ’53, June 8, 2017, age 81. Shinn married Gail McDuffee while in college, and they were together for 60 years. After studying at Lewis & Clark, Shinn became a high school teacher in Beaverton, Oregon. He taught math and participated in activities outside the classroom, all while mentoring many students. After 10 years, he pursued an administrative career, working as director of planning and personnel in Beaverton and later in Fairfax County (Virginia) and Maryland. In retirement, Shinn lived in Beaufort, South Carolina, and worked on restoring a home and reading at elementary schools every week. Survivors include his sons, Paul, John, and Michael; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

  • FR

    Francis L.C. Reed BA ’54, June 11, 2017, age 84. Reed was a teacher, speaker, and public official, who dedicated his life to advocating for forests. He worked in Canada and 40 other countries. Survivors include his wife of 67 years and his two children.

  • SP

    Steven M. Pratt BA ’90, July 11, 2017, age 53. Pratt worked as a teacher for 26 years, three of which were spent in China. He also spent four years in Mexico doing mission work. Active in politics, Pratt worked for the Oregon State Senate and on the gubernatorial campaign staff of Barbara Roberts. He loved movies, comedy, and classic rock. Survivors include his two children, Addy and Zeph, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

  • FM

    Florence S. Morford BA ’49, July 12, 2017, age 89. Morford married her husband, John, in 1979, and they enjoyed 25 years together. She taught elementary school in Portland for more than 30 years and spent some time in England teaching at a U.S. Air Force school.

 

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