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    • 07/03/2019

      Jean Marie Peterson BS ’54, March 11, 2017, age 85.

    • 11/30/2018

      Robert E. McEnany BS ’50, November, 2018, age 93. His son, David, reports that McEnany is a member of Lewis & Clark’s Sports Hall of Fame for his track achievements and that he loved his time at Lewis & Clark.

    • 07/01/2019

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 04/29/2019

      Joan Schwinge BA ’51, April 29, 2019, age 90. In 1952, Joan married Norman Scwhinge BS ’51 after meeting him while working on the Lewis & Clark Pioneer Log. In 1955, the family moved to Pacific Palisades, California, where she continued her career as a teacher. In 1979, they moved to San Juan, Washington, and bought and remodeled a hotel they named the San Juan Inn. Joan was an active member of her community and a world traveler. Survivors include her children, Robert, Craig, Mark, and Scott; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 06/07/2019

      David Sellers BA ’57, June 7, 2019, age 85. Sellers met Clara Wright while at Lewis & Clark, and the two were married in March 1957. Soon after graduation, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where Sellers earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Eventually, the family returned to Portland, where Sellers taught at Lewis & Clark until 1965. Later, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Sellers worked for the CIA. In 2001, Clara Wright passed away. Sellers later married Dianne Shiner, and the couple moved to Freeland, Washington. He loved spending time on Whidbey Island, where he had a home. Survivors include his wife, Dianne; six children; three step-children; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

    • 06/18/2019

      Wesley C. Strahm BS ’58, June 18, 2019, age 83. In 1963, Strahm cofounded Weatherly’s, a wholesale building supply business, which he helped run until retiring in 1995. During retirement, Strahm enjoyed spending time at his Black Butte home with family and friends; playing golf; and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his son, Doug; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

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