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  • Bill Walker BA ’73, former Alaska governor, has joined the law firm now named Brena, Bell & Walker. He resides in Anchorage with his wife, Donna.

  • Beverly Byer BS ’73, October 31, 2018, age 68. A talented reporter, Byer worked as an anchor at television stations in Seattle, Portland, and Pittsburgh. Her career eventually took her to Tel Aviv with NBC News and to New York, where she served as a network correspondent covering the United Nations. Byer’s work brought to light important issues at home and abroad. Survivors include son David, niece Brenna, and nephew Ian.

  • John D. Albert BS ’73, August 27, 2017, age 66. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Albert earned a JD at the University of Oregon College of Law and began his legal career in the office of the district attorney for Multnomah County, Oregon. In 1981, Albert joined Churchill Leonard, and in 1991, he helped found Donaldson Albert Tweet Connolly Hanna & Muñiz, in Salem, Oregon. Albert and Tweet worked together until Tweet’s retirement in 2014. In his daily life, Albert loved the outdoors and was a devoted Ducks fan. He also ran marathons and served as a soccer referee. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; his children, Stephen, James, and Jena; and one grandchild.

  • Richard E. Usilton BS ’73, November 28, 2017, age 67. Usilton earned his medical degree from the University of Oregon and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He settled in Lancaster, Ohio, practicing with Jones-Welsh-Payne and Osgood. Survivors include wife Sandra; two children, Eric and Blair; and one granddaughter.

  • Vicky Allen MEd ’73 offers a handbook of more than 250 signs to be used in the classroom, each with a simple illustration and description. Her unique approach teaches students the handshapes of American Sign Language before they learn the ABCs.

  • Robert A. Brooks BS ’73, July 11, 2017, age 65. Brooks met and married his wife, Sharon, in 1973, and they had two daughters. He worked in sales, spending almost 10 years with Adventist Book Center in Gladstone, Oregon, before starting his own insurance sales agency. Brooks loved people and was fascinated by history. For fun, he tinkered with model trains and participated in Civil War reenactments. Survivors include his wife; daughters Michelle and Mindy; and one grandchild.

  • You have been given much in your completion of a liberal arts education at Lewis & Clark.  Now you have the responsibility to return what you have learned by using your talents and new understandings to lift up your communities, country, and this world.  Stay optimistic and stay the course.

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