Ruth Eleanor Pasley died June 7, 2012, at the age of 99. For her entire life, Pasley lived in Washington County, and she was one of the first women to graduate from Beaverton High School and go on to get a four-year degree. During her life, she was active in the American Association of University Women and was one of the oldest living graduates of Oregon State University. Pasley is survived by her five children, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Home, Forest Grove, Ore.
John “Jack” Roggenkamp died April 23, 2012, at the age of 74. He attended South Dakota State University, where he met his wife, Janice. He earned his doctorate of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry and enjoyed a career as an educator, administrator and director of training clinics. He worked at Pacific University from 1976 to 2000. Throughout his career, he mentored many students and other faculty members, served on national committees and received several awards and honors. He is survived by his wife, mother, daughter and five grandchildren. The Oregonian
Johan Rosqvist died April 29, 2012, at the age of 45. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Rosqvist was a licensed psychologist and professor at Pacific University. Rosqvist earned his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Assumption College in Massachusetts and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific. He was director of the Solutions for Anxiety (SFA) Clinic at Pacific and an expert on anxiety, spectrum disorders and compulsive behaviors. Colleagues, students and friends shared their memories of Rosqvist during a celebration of life June 8, 2012, at Pacific University.
Donald Otto Schuman died Feb. 4, 2012, at the age of 88. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1948 and spent 29 years in private practice before joining the faculty at Pacific in 1978. He was president of the Oregon Optometry Association in 1976. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Marilynn; and his sons, Doug and Paul. He is survived by his children, Garry, Randy, Alan, Keith and Janet. Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus
Forrest Clifton “Frosty” Loghry MSEd died March 1, 2012, at the age of 94 from pneumonia. Loghry attended Pacific University on a baseball scholarship and later served in World War II. Upon returning, Loghry spent his career as a teacher and coach for approximately 50 years. He is survived by his son, George; his daughter, Louise; and his wife of 67 years, Barbara. News Review, Roseburg, Ore.
Mike Mitchell Korach died Jan. 31, 2012, at the age 93. While attending Pacific University, Korach met his future wife, Betty Mae Austin ’42, and participated in the Psi Omega fraternity.
Later, Korach graduated from the University of Oregon Dental School, and he entered the U.S. Navy as a dentist. Korach is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Michael, Patrick, Donovan and Kim; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Yakima (Wash.) Herald Republic
Elsa Margaret Foelker died Nov. 14, 2011, at the age of 88. She is survived by her husband, Bill, and family, John, Robin, Scott and Colleen. The Oregonian
Charles “Chuck” Bentley died Jan. 9, 2012, from medical problems related to a traumatic fall. He was 84. A native of Washington, he graduated from Pacific with a bachelor’s degree and began his career as a high school teacher. He married Phyllis Flower ’49 shortly after graduation. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, son Bob, daughter Phyllis, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, along with his beloved cat, Luigi.
James Howard Durkin ’52, O.D. ’53 died March 1, 2012, at the age of 89. Before graduating from Pacific University with a degree in optometry, Durkin spent three years in the Navy. After graduating, Durkin ran a successful optometry practice in San Leandro, Calif., for more than 60 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Coleen, and his son, Dennis. He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his children, Jim, Ann and Katie; and his seven grandchildren. Oakland (Calif.) Tribune
Fydella Hutton died Nov. 7, 2011, at the age of 80. She earned her teaching degree from Pacific University and later earned a master’s degree in education after taking courses at Eastern Washington and Central Washington universities. She gave back to Pacific by serving on the Alumni Association. She is preceded in death by her son, Bill Hutton, and her daughter, Donna Masny. She is survived by her children, Dan Hutton, Janet Ellenson, Susan Hustad and Jerree Hart; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and her former husband and friend, Paul Hutton.
Hubert Wayne Nelson, Sr. died July 9, 2011, at the age of 80. Nelson worked for Forest Fiber, EN Western and General Telephone but enjoyed doing artistic things in his spare time, including taking photos, writing, landscaping and decorating. He also enjoyed watching movies and discussing them with his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his sons, H. Wayne Jr., Craig Lee, Brian Scott and Casey Scott; daughter Nancy Lynne Phillips; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus
John Joseph Henick MAEd died April 15, 2012, at the age of 83. While attending Pacific University, Henick earned his master’s in education and met his future wife, Patricia O’Brien. He spent 30 years working in the Beaverton area, both as a teacher and administrator. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Christine. Henick is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, James, Daniel and Martin; and daughters, Lisa and Jan. The Oregonian
Donald Duane Stevens died Jan. 21, 2011, at age 73. Stevens attended Pacific University during his freshman year of college and finished his bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University. During his career, he spent 30 years at Tektronix and retired early from Credence after battling Parkinson’s disease. Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times
Judith Fowler Carpenter died March 8, 2012, at the age of 72. Carpenter graduated from Pacific with a degree in speech communication and married fellow student, Arthur Carpenter ’60, whom she met during her freshman year. While at Pacific, Carpenter was involved in drama, theatre and choir. She is survived by her husband; her children, Kelly Williams, Robert Carpenter, Stacey Phillips ’88 and Jason Carpenter, as well as by her two grandchildren.
Jimmy Freeman died of heart failure on March 19, 2012, at the age of 73. After attending Pacific University and obtaining a degree in science, Freeman went on to get his master’s degree in education from Texas A&M University. He spent his career as a teacher in public schools for about 30 years before he gave it up to work with agriculture. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; his sons, Jason and Kevin; his daughters, Jami and Tiffany; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore.
Mavis L. Joyce died March 31, 2012. She was 97. She received her bachelor of arts in education while teaching full time in the Hillsboro, Ore., school system. She worked in the Hillsboro district from 1951 to 1982, when she retired. During her tenure she received a number of professional accolades and became an educator of great renown locally. She is survived by her son, James Joyce ’67.
Jack Inmon died unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 20, 2011, at the age of 64. While at Pacific, he was a member of Gamma Sigma fraternity. He greatly enjoyed his work as a software consultant, first for Baan and later for Oracle. He is survived by the mother of his children, Elizabeth Varga, and their children, Whitney Marie and David Jackson, as well as by his wife, Lane Chow Inmon and daughter, Jessica Chow. He also is survived by his two sisters, Nancy Inmon Brakke ’71 and Paula Inmon and their families, including brother-in-law, Bob Brakke ’67, O.D. ’68. The Oregonian
Ed Mallett ’77, O.D. ’88 and Pacific faculty member died Feb. 16, 2012, at age 57. Mallett practiced optometry in Tillamook for 20 years, was involved with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed motorcycles. He was an assistant professor of optometry at Pacific, mentoring students in clinic settings. He also played an instrumental role in the development of the College of Optometry’s clinic within the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s Cornelius clinic. Mallett is survived by his wife, Elaine, son and extended family. Tillamook (Ore.) Headlight Herald
Alexander Ehrlinger Falk died July 31, 2011, at the age of 41. Falk attended Pacific University before completing his degree at the University of Minnesota. He lived in Chicago, Ill., working in telecommunications and finance before he returned to Minneapolis, where he grew up, to work at Gurstel Chargo. He is survived by his parents and sisters. Star Tribune, Twin Cities, Minn.
Tracie Tram Vu O.D. died April 4, 2012. She was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States as a child. She is survived by two children, her parents and her siblings.