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  • Lillian Meyers JD ’64 died May 24, 2019, just shy of her 97th birthday.

    Lillian was born May 27, 1922, in Melba, Idaho, to Iva and James Cason. She was the fourth of eight children, sibling to Ella, Lee, Betty, Marie, Jamie, Richard, and Jean. The family moved to Burns, Oregon, when Lillian was an infant. While in high school she worked for the Burns Times Herald, the Weather Bureau, the hospital, and the courthouse. It was while working in the last of these that Lillian became inspired by the law and decided to become an attorney, despite all obstacles. This independent outlook and strength of character served her well throughout her life.

    In 1942 Lillian married Edward Meyers. They bought 45 acres on the Clackamas River, where they raised their five children. Lillian and Edward divorced in 1970.

    Friends introduced Lillian to Paul Olenik, who became her second husband in 1978. The couple spent many wonderful years traveling and enjoying life until Paul’s untimely death in 1997. After his passing, Lillian continued to travel and spend time with family and friends.

    Lillian was a proud Oregonian and never lost her connection to and love of Burns and the high desert. She returned as often as possible with her children to visit family and travel the back roads of the Steens Mountains and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

    It was only in her last seven years that dementia diminished the quality of her very full life. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, and her oldest daughter, Lynne. She is survived by her children Edward, Leslie, John, and Mona; her stepchildren Bethany, Jeff, John, David, Theresa, and Cindy; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Nathan L. Jones BS ’64, November 2019, age 79.

  • 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 No More (Stanford General Books, 2003).

  • 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.

  • James Paul Brown BS ’64, MAT ’77 was quoted by the Hollywood Star News in a piece on the history of Northeast Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, which he calls home.

  • Sylvia “Sam” Amtmann Kell BA and Rick Kell BS ’64 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2014. They spend winters in Tucson, Arizona, and summers in Vancouver. They hope to see some of their friends at the 1965 class reunion.

  • James Kawashima BA and Melvia Kawashima CAS ’65 are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They live in Honolulu.

  • Betsy McClung CAS ’64, September 2015, age 72. In the 1980s, McClung helped found the Oregon Osteoporosis Center, widely recognized as a leading research center. She also served as president of the Endocrine Nurses Society and taught and mentored many people. Survivors include her husband, Michael, and her children, Holly and Andy.

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  • Sandra Osawa ‘64
    February 1
    2009
    Sandy Sunrising Osawa is an independent filmmaker,  member of the Writer’s Guild of America, and a member of the Makah Indian Nation. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington and is the co-owner of her production company along with her husband Yasu.
  • February 1
    2001
    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    In the years since earning his bachelor’s degree in political science at Lewis & Clark, Charles J. “Butch” Swindells has tirelessly served the College as well as the entire Portland community.
  • Nathan L. Jones ‘64
    February 1
    1989
  • Dr. Robert Fischer ‘64
    February 1
    1988
  • Donald Bonker ‘64
    February 1
    1987
  • Robert Pamplin, Jr. ‘64
    February 1
    1974
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