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  • Dr. Betty Thompson BS ’56, April 2, 2019, age 84. Thompson built her career at Oregon Health & Science University, where she served 27 years as a member of the anesthesiology faculty, training hundreds of resident physicians. Shortly before her passing, OHSU awarded her with a lifetime service award. She and her husband, John, established the Betty B. Thompson, MD, Endowment for Student Education and International Service in 2008. Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, John; children Kathleen and Scott; and two grandsons.

  • Hal L. Adrian BS ’56, December 31, 2018, age 84. Adrian began his career as a teacher and later worked in human resources at an insurance company, where he became vice president. After retiring in 1994, he worked as assistant athletic director at George Fox University. Survivors include his wife, Audrey; sons Dave, Jay, and Greg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Robert E. Taylor BS ’56, June 1, 2018, age 87. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a master sergeant, wife Patricia and family moved to Portland in 1954. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Taylor taught business classes at Pacific Business College and later served as department head at Franklin High School. Over the course of his career, Taylor held many administrative leadership and educational positions at various Portland-area schools. After retirement, he served as a curriculum consultant for the Lane (Oregon) Education Service District. Taylor loved art of many kinds–written, heard, and seen. Survivors include wife Carol; children Mike, Dan, Casey, Joe, Rachel, and Katie; and six grandchildren.

  • Gordon W. Makinster BS ’56, MEd ’61, January 31, 2018, age 87. Makinster taught physical education and served as a track and field coach at Wilson High School in Portland. He also worked as scorekeeper for the Portland Trailblazers for their first 25 years of existence. Survivors include wife Beverly and daughters Judy and Donna.

  • Virginia S. Heisler ’56, September 5, 2017, age 82. After attending Lewis & Clark, Heisler worked for Sunset Lanes bowling alley as program director for more than 40 years. She married Donald Heisler in 1954. Heisler loved to travel and took part in bowling competitions both at home and away. When she wasn’t competing, she enjoyed sightseeing with her daughters, who often came along. Survivors include her children, Linda and Lisa, and two grandchildren.

  • Alvin “Al” Lawrence Andrews JD ’56 passed away December 25, 2015, at his home. He was 88 years old.

    Al was born March 12, 1927, to Ellis and Leona Andrews. He was raised in Ontario, Oregon, where he lived until graduating from high school and joining the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. Following his discharge, Al attended Eastern Oregon State College and the University of Oregon until he was recalled to active duty at the onset of the Korean conflict to serve aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Boxer. After his military service he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon.

    Al worked as partner in the firm of Fitzwater, Fitzwater and Andrews before beginning a solo neighborhood practice in North Portland in the late 1960s. He closed his office in early 2000 to become a full-time caregiver for his beloved wife, Darlene (Devine), whose death preceded his.

    Al was a member of the Oregon State Bar, Bethel Baptist Church, and Peninsula Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He was a longtime supporter of the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for children with special needs. He was also a member of the U.S.S. Boxer Association and had an interest in hunting, hiking, genealogy, stained glass, music, and the Oregon Ducks.

    Al is survived by his children, Connie Stahly, Kris Wilkinson, Steve Andrews, Dixon Andrews, and Tony Andrews; two sisters, Florence Conant and Margaret Diehl; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and close friend Betty Doble.

  • Dorothy J. Jacobsen Stumm ’56, May 24, 2016, age 83. Survivors include her four children, Deborah, Bob, Victoria, and Jenevieve; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Barbara Getty BA, M.A.T. ’78 developed a calligraphic rendering of a poem for the 2014 William Stafford Calligraphy Project exhibit.

  • Roger Adams

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  • Joseph Wimmer BA ’56, August 11, 2015, age 81. Wimmer was a professional jazz musician for nearly 60 years as well as a music teacher. He had many adventures along the way, such as sitting in with jazz great Louis Armstrong. He is survived by his wife, Siggi, and his children, Kenny and Laurie.

  • Dean Soule BS, who was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Family Weekend, has been retired from teaching and coaching for 25 years. But the 1955 first- team All-America football lineman for the Pioneers is still competing 60 years later —not on the gridiron but on the softball diamond. Soule has been playing senior slow-pitch softball at the highest level for two decades. His team returns to St. George, Utah, this fall to defend the 80s-and-older world championship it won in 2014.

  • Dean B. Orton BS ’56, January 31, 2016, age 82.

  • Joanne Forstrom Nash BM ’56, December 23, 2015, age 81.

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  • August 17
    Alvin “Al” Lawrence Andrews JD ’56
  • February 1
    2010
    Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
    Jack Venables and Bill Akers have served Pioneer athletics as a team for decades. Venables took over the public address announcer job from Rick Metzker in 1970, and in 1980 he became public address announcer for both men’s and women’s basketball. Akers began to work in the press box at football games in 1976, operating the game clock and assisting with spotting the players.
  • Lorraine (Lambie) Mears ‘56
    February 1
    1989
  • Jack Venables ‘56
    February 1
    1989
  • Dr. Bradley Sack ‘56
    February 1
    1987
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