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In Memoriam

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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