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  • Bernice Stewart BS ’49, September 13, 2018, age 89. After earning a master’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington in 1952, Stewart began her career at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Over the course of her career, she also worked at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. Eventually, when her children were older, she earned a doctorate in zoology and biochemistry fronm the University of Maryland. Stewart then became a professor at Prince George’s Community College, where she taught for 20 years. Survivors include her children, Glenn, McDonald, and Janet; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends.

  • John Reitz BS ’48, BM ’49 writes: “I must say that life is good here in Oro Valley, Arizona. I’m still playing in two large jazz bands, which rehearse weekly and play one or two gigs monthly. I also play in a very busy trad-jazz band (The Dixiecats). My Northwest group, the Harbor Patrol Jazz Band, was booked once again for the Clark County Fair for six days in August 2018. This was our 23rd consecutive year at that fair. We must be doing something right. Playing trumpet in creative jazz groups makes life really interesting and enjoyable, and in this 94th year of my life, my health could not be better, walking about a mile daily and doing the gym five times each week. My former wife died last December at age 93, and my present wife of 34 years, Carroll, is a delight. How could life be better for a nonagenarian? My best to you all.”

  • John Reitz BS ’48, BM ’49 writes that he would “be delighted to be there [at Alumni Weekend], joking and toasting my classmates graduating from L&C in June 1948 and June 1949. Unfortunately, I am committed to attend the reunion of the Panther Veteran’s Association in Jacksonville, Florida, at that same time. This veteran’s association is formed from those of us who served (and survived) in the 66th Infantry Division in World War II. Our service was chasing the Germans out of France, across Bavaria and into Austria. It’s a very special group in that last year there were only 16 of us WWII veterans left from the 14,000 who served; however, there were 267 next-generation relatives who made it fantastic. We spawned neat kids. I look back with great admiration to my two and one half years on our beautiful campus.”

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

  • Jack H. Hutchinson BA ’49, September 3, 2017, age 89. Hutchinson worked as a biochemist for Oregon Health and Science University. He and his wife, Pauly, retired to Long Beach, Washington, where he spent his time hunting, fishing, and tending to the land. Survivors include his wife; his sons, Randy and Mark; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • 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.

  • John Reitz BA, who invigorated the Snack Shack that once existed below Albany Quadrangle with jazz music, continues to play trumpet. Reitz, along with his Harbor Patrol Jazz Band, performed at the Clark County Fair in Vancouver, Washington, in August. It was the 20th consecutive year the band had played at the event.

  • Theodore F. DeBauw BS ’49, December 28, 2014, age 92.

  • Willard D. Gish BS ’49, May 30, 2014, age 95.

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  • February 1
    2004
    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    Dean A. Sempert began his college education in 1942 at the University of Oregon, but left after his second term to volunteer for the U.S. Army. He served in France and Germany with the 328th Engineer Combat Battalion of the 103rd Infantry Division and was awarded the Purple Heart.
  • Alice Asmar ‘49
    February 1
    1986
  • Leonard Forsgren ‘49
    February 1
    1969
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