Amy (Spelbrink) Beaupre ‘33 died Jan. 22, 2012, at the age of 100.
Beaupre was not only an alumna of Pacific, studying music in the 1930s, she later became an instructor in the music department and a longtime friend and supporter of the University.
Beaupre grew up in Minnesota in a musical home, surrounded by siblings and parents who loved to sing and play instruments. In 1922, her family packed up an “old jalopy,” she said in Pacific’s 2008 annual report, and headed across the Great Plains, first to Washington then to Oregon.
She attended Pacific, where she fondly remembered music flowing out of Brighton Chapel and the music department. She graduated in 1933 with degrees in music and political science. She later taught music at Pacific, where she also performed on the piano for many dignitaries.
Amy Beaupre was a faithful donor to her alma mater, providing support for many different areas across campus. Her love for music, however, was evident by her provision of start-up funds for the orchestra in 2006. Her estate will continue her legacy with gifts to the music department and a scholarship.
Her husband, Herschel Beaupre, who she married on Dec. 24, 1936, preceded her in death. Her parents and siblings also preceded her in death. She is survived by close friends Gary and Betty Maxwell.
Long-time Pacific University supporter Cathy Stoller died Nov. 30, 2011, at the vineyard she shared with her husband, Bill Stoller ’74. She was 60. A memorial service was held on the Pacific campus on Dec. 9 in the Stoller Center, which was named after the couple who generously helped fund multiple renovations of the athletic center.
Cathy was born Aug. 6, 1951, in Portland. She graduated from Morningside High School in Los Angeles. She later returned to Portland, where she was Bill’s first hire at Express Personnel Professionals, which he co-founded in 1983.
Express went on to become an internationally renowned temporary employment firm, with Cathy serving as chief executive officer of the Oregon offices. In the meantime, the Stollers also became co-owners in Chehalem Wines, then purchased Bill’s family turkey farm and turned it into Stoller Vineyards, as well as a home for the couple and their twin sons. They also invested heavily in the revitalization of downtown Dayton.
Cathy was actively involved in the vineyard and its events, as well as the American Vitacultural Areas. She loved animals, particularly the horses, alpacas, miniature donkeys and pugs that live on the Stoller property.
In addition, the Stollers have been staunch supporters of Pacific University. They have supported the baseball team, the Boxer Club, the Lincoln Park Athletic Complex, the men’s basketball team, the Legends Classic and the football program. They made the lead gift to renovate the University’s athletic center. They also sponsored installments of the Tom McCall Forum, endowed scholarships and supported the Career Development Center and other campus programs.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Bill; their sons, Kenneth and Kyle; two children from a previous marriage, Jason Morgan and Jennie Schwenke, both of Wilsonville; and four grandchildren.
Harold Wesley Warren died May 18, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a plumber in construction and also at Pacific University. He delivered Meals on Wheels. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny. He is survived by his wife, Roxane; sons, Jeffrey and Curtis; daughter, Terri Worthington; stepson, Rob Fowler; stepdaughter, Rae Weaver ‘94; five brothers; five sisters; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Melvin J. Ranes died March 9, 2013, at age 99. He joined the Civil Conservation Corps, where he worked as a bookkeeper for a logging camp. Ranes then worked as a jippo logger in Gales Creek, Ore., and was an avid outdoor sportsman who killed his last elk at age 97. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Doris; his children, Jean Gamble, Melva Wickerd, Mary Latimer and John Ranes; and seven stepchildren.
Jim Sehorn died March 11, 2013, at the age 94. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with forces in Germany and was discharged at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Sehorn then worked as an insurance agent for Provident Life Insurance in Portland until retiring in 1980. Sehorn is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Isabelle (Clark) Sehorn. He is survived by his wife, Willetta M “Billie” Sehorn; son, James; stepdaughters, Patricia Juncker, Margaret Post and Jacquelyn Bernards; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
John “Jack” Heaton Newby died Aug. 27, 2012, at age 92. Newby served with distinction as a naval aviator flying torpedo bombers off carriers in the Pacific during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Air Medals in recognition of his war-time exploits. Newby then coached basketball and taught American history at Roseburg (Ore.) High School until being recalled for active duty for the Korean War. He served in the Navy for 26 years. He then became director of Maryland’s Workers Compensation Commission until 1989. He is survived by his wife, Helen Beverly Newby; daughter, Mary Holifield; son, Bill Newby; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Donald Foelker died May 6, 2013, at age 92. After Pacific, he enlisted in the Marines and enrolled in the College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., under the V-12 program. He served in the Pacific theater during World War II and later became active in the veteran community. He was production manager for the Hillsboro Argus newspaper for 59 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeleine, and brothers, William and Walter. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Alice McMenamin; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorine Smith.
Evelyn (Coy) Van Doren died Dec. 7, 2012, at age 88. She and her husband co-owned the Van Doren Red-E-Mix in Forest Grove for 47 years before retiring in 1993. She also co-owned Fashions by the Yard. Van Doren was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard “Dick” Van Doren. She is survived by her son, Steve; daughter, Pam Hundley; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Lenore F. (Nyzack) Fasules died Oct. 13, 2012, at age 87. She retired from teaching to raise three children. She was an active volunteer, serving on numerous boards and committees including the National Ecumenical Association of Churches, the American Association of University Women and the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center. A painter, her work is on display at many venues. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Jim Fasules. She is survived by her children, Jim, Nancy and Gary, as well as six grandchildren.