Class Notes - Fall 2005


Howard and Grace Boyles Horner ’41 celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in February.


B. Lorraine Shepherd Traughber lives in Milpitas, Calif., and is retired from the City of Milpitas building department after 33 years.


Carmalita Napier Lamoreaux sings in three chorales. She is active in Retired Educators and Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary.


Bernard Cooper was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow by his Lions Club in June. The award is “the highest form of recognition conferred by the international foundation” and it recognizes individuals for exceptional humanitarian service over several years. The Club donated $1,000 in his name to the Lions Club Foundation for this rare honor.

Bernard Monetta, O.D. ’52, has been retired for 15 years. His son, Robert Monetta ’80, O.D. ’82, took over the practice. Bernard and his wife, Nadine, have been married over 50 years and the couple has two sons and four grandchildren. They spend winters part time in Palm Desert, Calif.

Collage: Cover of Wayfarers of Fate with John Steinbacher and friend imposed over the top.John Steinbacher began writing a novel while still a student at Pacific called Wayfarers of Fate. It was about two brothers on opposite sides of the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, a prelude to World War II. A family friend who had connections to the conflict was the inspiration for the novel, which was published in 1956, then slipped out of print and into obscurity — until recently. Steinbacher and his original publisher, Dorrance Publishing in Pittsburgh, Pa., noticed that the book has become a rare and valuable collectible, going for upwards of $300 on the Internet, if you can find a copy. A new printing is scheduled for March. Steinbacher is the author of several other books.

Photo: Arnold Taylor, in uniform, shakes the hand of a flag-waving childArnold Taylor was on the front page of The Washington Post after marching in the Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Arnold organized 14 veterans from the 99th Infantry Division from World War II for the parade. The members, all over 80 years old, had nearly all been in the Battle of the Bulge. The veterans walked and rode on two genuine Willys Army jeeps for the parade. Arnold made it a point to shake hands with parade watchers along the route, stopping on Independence Ave to chat with this youngster. Arnold was drafted at the age of 18 and spent time guarding German Prisoners of War in the U.S. before being sent overseas in the Military Police Platoon to serve in the Central Germany campaign. From May 1945 until the end of the War, he did occupation duty in Germany. He then was assigned to Southampton, England until he was discharged. Upon returning to his home in Rhode Island, he said he found jobs to be quite scarce so he used the G.I. Bill to attend Pacific.


Raymond Reutlinger is retired and spends time golfing, traveling, and enjoying Oregon.


Robert Heurich, O.D. ’55, served as the honorary chairman of the 2005 Relay for Life in Rhinelander, Wis., and was featured this spring in an article in his hometown newspaper. Robert has been diagnosed with three serious cancers in less than 15 years and is still active and going strong, outliving his doctors’ predictions. He and his wife Joan Marcy ’56 are retired.

William Van Horn is a volunteer organizer, driver, and leader of a cross country ski club and a weekly road bicycle club for seniors out of Bothell, Wash.


The College of Arts & Sciences 50-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


Ira Andrews is a life member of the American Legion and York Rite Masons, and a member of the local Shriner Provost Guard.


Jaquelyn Reitz Meyers is retired and married her husband, Frank, six years ago. The couple has 11 children and eight grandchildren between them and they enjoy traveling, gardening, playing Bridge, attending church, and reading.

Judith Montgomery Mills has had the opportunity to travel in the U.S. since retiring. She also quilts, does genealogical searches, and works with the Oregon Council for the Humanities arranging speakers for her Quaker community. She and her husband, Elvin, have five grandchildren, all of which live within two hours.


Richard Greene retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1982. He was a helicopter manager for Chicken of the Sea, Dong Wong Industries of Korea, and purchasing manager for Seatrading International, a South American seafood company. He is now retired and lives in Prescott Valley, Ariz.


Byron Thomas, O.D. ’64, was named the 2005 Doctor of Optometry of the Year by the Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) at their recent annual convention held in Seattle, Wash.  He has been a member of the OPW since 1968 and has a private practice. The award is given annually by the OPW to an optometric physician who has demonstrated outstanding service to his community, the visual welfare of the public, and the eye care profession. Byron is the past-president for the OPW and Yakima Valley Society and a member of numerous committees for both the OPW and American Optometric Association. He is also an active member of his community, serving on the Ellensburg (Wash.) School Board for three terms and as an active participant of the Chamber of Commerce.  He is a 40-year member of the Lion’s Club and served as a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years. [ELECTRONIC PHOTO – PULL OUT]


Frank and Marcia Williams Braudt ’65 are retired after 38 and 32 years respectively with the South Umpqua, Ore., School District. The couple has a grandson and two grown children who both work in the medical field.

Carmen Michaels Bryant was back on Pacific’s campus in June to direct the annual conference for the Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI). Greg Steward ’78 was working with her. The conference attracted approximately 270 delegates from the U.S. and Canada. Carmen and Greg are part of Friends of Overseas Citizens and University Students (FOCUS), which is based at Portland State University.

James Elliott, O.D. ’66, and his wife, Karen, are enjoying retirement. The couple winters in Surprise, Ariz., and summers in Montana.

Daniel “Jake” and Saifon Jacobowitz visited Pacific in May, the first time Jake had been on campus in 43 years. The couple said they were enthusiastic about new University developments while pleased with the preservation of tradition and landmarks. They continued onward to an Alaskan cruise with friends from their time with the Air Force.

Jim LaBerge retired in 2001 after 34 years as a science-health educator. During those years he coached several sports, was yearbook advisor for 27 years, and started the school district’s HIV-AIDS program. He and his wife, Vearl, moved to Pollock Pines, Calif., the year after Jim’s retirement. The couple stays busy with golf, raising and showing Saint Bernards, and spending time with their three boys and eight grandchildren. In addition, he enjoys photography.

Rebecca Pearson Newhouse continues to work, although her husband Lloyd retired in 2004. Their son is a police officer.

Frances O’Brien recently spent a month in China visiting family. Last fall she did a presentation on “Faith and Activism” for the Civil Rights Conference at the Miami University in Ohio. She keeps busy with tutoring and leading her church choir.

Clark, M.S. ’70, and Aurora Salvador Peters have five grandchildren. Aurora retired from teaching and enjoys being a grandmother. Clark works part time at Mt. Hood Community College after retiring from the Oregon Education Association.

Len Stroh retired in May after 32 years as a research technologist in forest products. Professionally trained as a high school teacher in the sciences, he briefly taught school in the early 1970s. He is married with two sons and has been active in community and school activities for the past 30 years, including Parks Board, high school and college basketball officiating, baseball coaching and technical instructing, municipal committees, and Lions Club.


The College of Arts & Sciences 40-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Donald Greenfield has been a speech language pathologist for early childhood programs for four years. He plays French horn in the North Marion (Ore.) County Band. His wife, Debora, returned to school for a medical assistant program.


Elvis Lloyd Kawahara was appointed assistant to movie producer Fauna Hodel for the production of “Pretty Hattie’s Baby.”

Ken Sylvester has been president since 1988 of Organization Strategy Institute, Inc., a negotiation business. He completed his doctorate in 1998 from Seattle University and is adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado School of Business. He has authored several publications, most recently “A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Leadership.” His wife Maryann is a faculty member at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They are also new grandparents.

Peter Truax, longtime voice of the Forest Grove Vikings, was named Oregon’s best high school sportscaster by the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. A high school English teacher, he has been the school’s football, baseball, track and field, basketball, and soccer announcer for 31 years. He shared the position his first year and then took over for George Horner ’44, who retired after 25 years of announcing. Peter also serves on the Forest Grove City Council. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times

Gary Weeks left his position in Oregon government as director of the Department of Human Services this spring to join Washington Governor Christine Gregoire’s staff. In May he became the director of the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. Source: Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal


Mark Kane teaches and coaches at Castle High School in Kaneole, Hawaii. His wife, Alexis, is a principal at Puohala Elementary School. They both continue to play soccer and enjoy their seven grandchildren.


Photo: Dr. Paul RanslowPaul Ranslow was appointed president of Sierra Nevada College (SNC), and took over the position on June 1. He brings more than 30 years of experience ranging from college governance, development, admissions, construction and campus planning, to teaching and academic planning to Nevada’s only four-year private residential college. For the last three years, Paul has been consulting for The College Board and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), providing him with insight into the key issues facing a variety of private institutions. Prior to this position, he served as president of Ripon College in Ripon, Wis., during which time the College attained its highest enrollment in 30 years, improved the student retention rate, and increased the rate of alumni giving to among the highest in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Before going to Ripon College, he spent 11 years at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., where he held the positions of dean of admission, vice president for admission, interim president, and executive vice president. Source: Sierra Nevada College

James Sloss has been married since 1983 to his wife Sally. The couple has two kids, Emily and Eric. James is a production potter selling at craft fairs, on the Internet, and at the Portland (Ore.) Saturday Market, since 1979. He added. “I love throwing and won’t stop until I can’t take it anymore.”


Stuart Mann, O.D. ’72, was married in July to Jeanine Borland. He practices in San Mateo, Calif., with an emphasis in children’s vision. He also is working towards a master’s degree in reading at Notre Dame de Naumr University.


Steve and Cynthia Schlueter Dustrude ’74 were at Pacific in May to celebrate the graduation of their daughter, Erin ’05, from the College of Arts and Sciences in exercise science. Erin is the niece of Jon ’78 and Pamela Young Schlueter ’77. Steve has been a public school speech-language specialist for 30 years in Springfield, Ore., and is the Springfield Education Association president. He was recently honored with the Dick Barss/Pat Wholers Members Rights Award from the Oregon Education Association.


Sandra Carlson, M.A. ’78, is a teacher on special assignment with the Special Education Department and is employed by Portland (Ore.) Public Schools. She serves as a mentor and advisor to special educators, general educators, and administration and lives with her partner of 19 years in Portland’s Hawthorne neighborhood. They enjoy kayaking, walks in nature, birding, photography, and traveling.


Merle Berry, O.D. ’75, has been joined by his two sons, Christopher, O.D. ’03, and Jonathan, O.D. ’05, in his Albany, Ore., practice. He and his wife, Carol Ann, have three granddaughters.

Joanne Hagensick has been in the market research field since graduating. She is employed at Bardsley & Neidhart, where she has worked since 1980. She is also active in the First Unitarian Church of Portland. She sings in the Chalice Choir, participates in the Knitter's Circle, and serves as a volunteer receptionist at the church office.

Brenda High Jensen retired in July after working for 30 years as a speech and language pathologist. Her husband continues to work as a fireman. The couple lives in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Grant McOmie won Best News Story in the 28th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival for the KATU-TV (Portland, Ore.) story “Fishing on the Edge.” Source: International Film Festival and Media Center

Carol McCormick Reed was widowed in 1994. She remarried in 2000 and settled back in the Northwest in 2003 after short stints in Augusta, Ga., and Mauldin, S.C. She lives in Waldport, Ore.


The College of Arts & Sciences 30-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


Max Miura’s youngest daughter is following in her father’s footsteps and is a student at Pacific. His older daughter stayed close to home and attended the University of Hawaii.

Jeff Morey, O.D. ’79, was installed in June as membership director on the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors. The OOPA conducts public service projects related to vision and eye health care and is affiliated with the American Optometric Association. Source: Business Journal of Portland (Ore.)


The College of Arts & Sciences 25-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Nada Lingel, O.D., M.S. ’87, was installed in June as clinical care director on the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors. The OOPA conducts public service projects related to vision and eye health care and is affiliated with the American Optometric Association. Source: Business Journal of Portland (Ore.)

Lonnie Winbush coached football and track at Pacific his first eight years after graduation in addition to doing sales and management with the Mobil Corporation. He then returned to California and began working in insurance claims adjusting and investigations, but stayed involved in the sports as an independent scout. He is now a property and casualty claims consultant in the entertainment division for a large broker, working with actors, entertainers, and musicians. He was married for 13 years, but has been single for the past three years.


David Wolf, O.D., was installed as president of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) during its annual convention in June. The OOPA conducts public service projects related to vision and eye health care and is affiliated with the American Optometric Association. David practices in Lake Oswego, Ore. Source: Business Journal of Portland (Ore.)


Christina Galloway Reichen is the mother of a little girl born Sept. 24, 2004. She and her husband also own a multimedia services business.


The College of Arts & Sciences 20-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


Douglas Melzer, O.D., was installed as eye care benefits director of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors in June. The OOPA conducts public service projects related to vision and eye health care and is affiliated with the American Optometric Association. Source: Business Journal of Portland (Ore.)


Sherrie Lonergan Rager and her husband, Al, had a baby boy, Josef, on June 10. He joins sister Elizabeth, 13 months; stepbrother Wesley, 9; and stepsister Jessica, 10.

Boxers Around the World

Photo: Brian O'Driscoll takes a Pacific penant to ArgentinaBrian O'Driscoll spent most of March traveling around Argentina. He was able to visit both the northern and southern tips of the country, and several points in between. Iguazú Falls, which is on the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, was an obvious destination, with over 275 separate waterfalls converging. He also toured the Salta area in the Northwest of the country, characterized by colorful and picturesque desert landscapes, and inhabited by a more indigenous population than the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. His other destinations included Perito Moreno Glacier and other glaciers in southern Pategonia, as well as the Arrayanes Forest and the resort town of Bariloche located in the Lake District of northern Pategonia, often referred to as the "Argentinian Alps." He also visited La Boca, the birthplace of the Tango. His trip culminated with a few days in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, located in Tierra del Fuego. [ELECTRONIC PHOTO – PULL OUT]

Show your Boxer pride wherever your travel destination may be. Have you planned a business trip to Chile? Going on a family vacation to Venice? An adventure to the Congo? Wherever you plan to be, wear your Pacific logo gear or take a photo of yourself with a Pacific pennant and send your name, class year, brief overview of travels, and photo to or mail to the Alumni Office. We’ll post your photo and story on the website and your photo may be selected to be printed in an upcoming issue of the Pacific magazine.


Elizabeth Robb, O.T., is co-owner, clinical director, and occupational therapist (OT) of Early Choice Pediatric Therapy. The multidisciplinary practice includes physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and four OTs. The office serves 300 children and families, ages birth to 18, and has been open for four years. It offers a number of specialties as well as advocacy and community training.


Sandra Brown, M.A.T., took over as head teacher this fall at Oregon’s Cannon Beach Elementary School and Gearhart Elementary School (GHES). Sandra has served as principal at GHES for the past two years but now splits her time between the two coastal schools. Previously she was a middle school vice principal. Source: Cannon Beach (Ore.) Gazette

Greg Gustin works for F5 Networks in Seattle, Wash., as an account manager for the Mid-Atlantic states.


Rachel Fennimore Glancy graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University dental school in 1995 and her orthodontic residency in 1998. Since then she has worked for Permanente Dental Associates. She met her husband, Patrick in 1999, and was married two and half years later. The couple lives in Salem, Ore., and enjoys scuba diving in tropical locales.


Patrick Corrigan, P.T., the director of Therapeutic Associates in St. Helens, Ore., was featured in the local newspaper. His office, which offers physical therapy, including aquatic therapy, recently celebrated 10 years in business and is welcoming individuals interested in using the facilities to stay in shape. Source: St. Helens (Ore.) Chronicle

Heather Downs attended Western Oregon State College’s special education program after graduating from Pacific. Between 1997 and 2000, she had several lung surgeries and her left kidney was removed, causing her to reevaluate her life priorities and provided her with a deeper sense of understanding of her faith. She now lives with one-third of a single kidney.


Sandra Akers Shulmire, Psy.D., is enjoying semi-retirement with a small clinical practice and lots of traveling. She continues to volunteer with the American Red Cross and the new organization Stand for Children.

Jeffrey Williams is on a one-year leave of absence from the Forest Grove Police Department (FGPD), where he is a patrol sergeant. He is on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard in Kuwait, his second mobilization since Sept. 11, 2001. He has been with the FGPD since 1994 and in the Coast Guard Reserve since 1992.


Amanda Brown is in her 10th year of police work with the Beaverton (Ore.) Police Department. She works out regularly, rides her motorcycle, and enjoys country dancing, home improvement, and horseback riding. She took her first hunting trip last year and enjoyed packing in on horses and riding for several miles each day.

Chad Gerondale married Rebecca Lynn Omaits, a Seattle Pacific University graduate, on Jan. 23. The couple lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. Chad can be seen frequently in the Alaska Airlines magazine in the Construction Machinery Industrial (CMI) advertisements, his employer and where he was the top producing salesman for three years in a row.

Robert Mans, O.D., was installed as president-elect of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors in June. The OOPA conducts public service projects related to vision and eye health care and is affiliated with the American Optometric Association. Source: Business Journal of Portland (Ore.)

Sharilyn Kam Nguyen and her husband, Quan, celebrated their third wedding anniversary in February. Their daughter Kammi turned one in December.


Emily Eagle Bruhn married Lonnie in August 2001. The couple had a son in August 2003 and they live in Gresham, Ore. Emily works for Starbucks Coffee Company and Lonnie travels as a stand up comedian while pursuing a radio career.

Taichi Ishikawa moved to Australia and is attending school in primary education. He spent eight years in advertising before moving Down Under to attend Central Queensland University in learning management. He is a third year student and will be able to teach in more than 10 countries when he graduates.


The College of Arts & Sciences 10-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

William Hefner, O.D., M.Ed. ’97, became president of the Kansas Optometric Association in (KOA) April. He has a private practice in addition to serving as chief optometrist for the 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard and adjunct professor at four optometry colleges. In 2002 he received the KOA Young Optometrist of the Year award and in 2001 was honored with the KOA Vision Service Award.

Bradley Kauder, M.S., Psy.D. ’99, has a private practice in Ashland, Ore., which provides neuropsychological and counseling services.


Noel and Christy Pugh Webster live in Houston, Texas. Noel received his master’s in social work in May and Christy works at the Houston Zoo training and taking care of animals in the Natural Encounters Building.


Joanna Nonis Barnett, O.D. ’00, lives in Northern Virginia with her three children. She is in her fourth year of private practice and lives 10 minutes from her office. She and her family enjoy living in Ashburn, V.A., which is the training camp for the Washington Redskins football team.

Kimberly McMahon D’Angelo works for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department where she is an Honor Guard member competing across the U.S. She also works as a realtor and is a sergeant in the Army Reserves. She has three children, two boys and one girl, and has been married for seven years.

Melissa Severns Hoven, O.D., and her husband John, O.D. ’99, welcomed their son, Gabe Bradley, on March 19.

Myung-Woo Park returned home to South Korea to  work, with much traveling along the way – almost 11 countries in a year.

Jacqueline Saenz returned to Pacific in March as an undergraduate admissions counselor and head cheerleading coach.


Book Jacket: Blue Never by Tiffany ChristianTiffany Christian had her first book, Blue Never: Poems of the Apocalypse, published by Lulu, Inc. The book features 41 poems by Tiffany, who also runs her own electronic magazine, Mystic Horizon Press. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times

Jennifer Weinhold Christy and her husband, Jayme, had their first child, Jayden Michael, on March 20. Jennifer works as a licensed massage therapist and a human resource representative at Albany (Ore.) General Hospital.

Hyun “Patty” Im Grunwald and her husband, Bill, welcomed their first child, Jae William HeeSoo Grunwald, on March 14.

Shawnda Johnson Sewell, M.A.T. ’02, and her family were featured in the Forest Grove News-Times for helping a young girl with diabetes. The family decided it was time to “pay it forward” after the Forest Grove community stepped up five years ago to help their daughter, Makenna, who has muscular dystrophy, get a special dog. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News- Times


BreAnne Boettiger graduated from Arizona School of Health Sciences in August 2004 with a doctorate in physical therapy. She works in Tucson at an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic.

Jennifer Girard married Zachary Suttner on March 19. Jennifer is assistant director of Renaissance Alternative Schools. Source: The Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Jennifer Glerup Keady, O.D., opened Family Eyecare in Harney County, Ore., in October 2004 after having a practice in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband, Forrest, have three sons. Source: Burns (Ore.) Times Herald

Randy Kelly, O.D. ’03, works for Pearle Vision in Minneapolis, Minn., and recently purchased a new home.


Jeanine Sierra Riddle moved to the Seattle, Wash., area for a career with Toyota Financial Services. She and her husband bought a house in Sultan, Wash.

Angela Edwards Young married her husband Joe in 2002 and moved back to Hermiston, Ore. The couple has two daughters: Makaylee, born in 2002, and Bailey Jo, born in 2003. She works at home from The Simmons Financial Group.


Khara Anderson, M.A.T. ’03, married Brian Puncochar on April 2. The couple honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and resides in Hillsboro, Ore. Khara is a social studies teacher and Brian works in construction. Source: The Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Teresa Chan is working towards her master’s in teaching.

Karla Pezzarossi, M.S., D.P.T. ’03, is enjoying working at Yakima Valley (Wash.) Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Village as a pediatric physical therapist and works with children using horses (hippotherapy).


Evan Johnson graduated from the Skagit Valley College Parks Law Enforcement Academy in March. He has been hired as a full-time permanent park ranger for Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission at Millersylvania State Park in Olympia, Wash.

Salvador Paz, M.A.T. ’03, taught third grade in a dual language program at Barnes Elementary School in Beaverton, Ore., for one year before deciding to teach overseas with his wife. The couple spent the 2004-05 academic year teaching English at Yunnan University in Southwest China.

Ellie Prpich, M.A.T. ’04, teaches seventh grade health, science, and physical education, at Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro, Ore., and spends the summers traveling.

Gabriel “Cisco” Reyes graduated in May from the University of Idaho with a master’s of science degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports science. He coaches high school baseball in Moscow, Idaho.

Tania Sobchuk, O.D., married Benjamin Hoyord on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas, Nev. Together they opened Lake Havasu Family Eyecare in April and are living in Lake Havasu, Ariz.


Jennifer Backhaus married Matthew Johnson on August 21, 2004. The couple resides in Bend, Ore.

Jessie Jimenez is doing Indy wrestling in the U.S., Mexico, and England. He is working towards being a realtor and is also doing truck brokering.

Kamala Long, M.A.T., is a substitute teacher in Beaverton, Ore.

Robert Wilsey lives in Australia and is researching arms control at the Australian National University.


Louise Kaui Torres is a catering assistant for Marriot at the University of Idaho.

Brook Walker, O.D., joined a private practice in Colville, Wash., and moved there with his wife, Penny, and their three children. He will do general family practice, but will specialize in contact lens. Source: Colville (Wash.) Statesman-Examiner



Edwin Ingles, 96, passed away on June 2, 2003.


James Copeland, 89, died on Nov. 11, 2002.

Donald Smith, 92, died of cancer on Nov. 7, 2004. He joined Jantzen, Inc., in 1937 and spent 43 years working for the company, with a three-year interruption for military service during World War II. He retired in 1977 as vice president of public relations. He married Margaret Bradstreet, whom he met and married in New York.  He is survived by his wife, son, and two grandchildren. Source: Santa Barbara (Calif.) News-Press


Ora Reed Cook, 88, passed away on Feb. 28 in Coquille, Ore. She married William Cook in 1940 and the couple moved to Coquille in 1948. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Clatskanie. She is survived by her husband, a son, two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter. Source: Coos Bay (Ore.) World

Raymond Van Dyke, 93, died on March 18. He was a farmer in Hillsboro and Gales Creek, Ore., before moving to Woodland, Wash., in 1998. In 1940 he married Edna Meihoff. He was a church choir director for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Source: The Oregonian


Roy Lieuallen, 88, died April 20. A Pacific University trustee, he was the longest-serving chancellor in the history of Oregon’s university system (1961-1982). Prior to this position, he taught high school, and was then the registrar and president of Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University. After serving as chancellor, he became the senior advisor to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. From 1984-1989, he was on a three-member advisory panel, funded by the World Bank, to improve China’s teaching universities. He also served in the Navy during World War II and earned his master’s degree at the University of Oregon and his doctorate in education from Stanford University. He married Barbara Wales Lieuallen ’39 in 1943. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Source: The Oregonian

Lloyd Selfridge, 86, died on Feb. 15. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II in the South Pacific, he moved to Portland, Ore., where he owned Lloyd’s Interiors for 36 years. He married Beverly Ann Schwagler in 1946, who passed away in 2003. Survivors include two sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian


Mary Rockwood Cowan, 87, passed away on June 24. She worked as a licensed practical nurse and taught swimming lessons in Forest Grove for many years. She married Francis Cowan in 1942; he passed away in 1959.  In 1979 she was honored as a Balladtown Distinguished Citizen and was active in the Forest Grove Historical Landmark Committee. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-laws, including Patrick Cowan ’64; a daughter and son-in-law Robert Gillette ’73, nine grandchildren, including Theresa Cowan Cleaver ’95; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry Rockwood ’46. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Rockwood ’43. Source: The Oregonian

Lois Mead Homonchuk, 86, died on April 19. She taught in North Powder, Ore., and served in the Women’s Army Corps until 1946. She then earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Colorado and moved to Los Angeles, Calif., to work at an adoption agency. She later worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District and retired in 1986 after moving to the special education division and management. She married Peter Homonchuk in 1951, and the couple was married until his death in 1989.  She is survived by her daughter; two grandsons; and a sister, Ilena Mead Bond ’53.


Pearl Hegar Hunt, 82, died Feb. 19. She married Edgar Hunt in 1949, who preceded her in death. She worked as an administrative manager for Warn Industries. Survivors include a brother; sister; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Hunt Wolfhagen ’73 and Steven Wolfhagen ’73; and three grandchildren. Source: Milwaukie (Ore.) Clackamas Review

Mary Magee Woodward, 84, died Feb. 24.  She taught seventh-grade English for 20 years at Sandy (Ore.) Elementary School until retiring in 1975. She married Robert Woodward in 1942; he passed away in 1985.  She moved to Gresham, Ore., in 1995. Survivors include a daughter, two sons, two sisters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Source: Sandy (Ore.) Post


Ernest Gettel, 80, died March 16. He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He began his career in education as a math teacher and retired as vice principal for West Linn High School, where he worked for 35 years. He married Ila Whitlow in 1963. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, three sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian


George Butterfield Jr., O.D. ’50, died March 22 at age 83. During World War II he served in the Army in Belgium. He was an optometrist in private practice. He married Jeanne Kerrigan ’50 in 1945; she died in 1994. He is survived by two sons and one grandchild. Source:  The Oregonian

Douglas “Harvey” Dick died Feb. 2. He was a World War II veteran, an engineer, and was active in The First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces, N.M. He is survived by his wife, Luella; two sons; and a grandson.

Wallace Lake, 71, passed away on April 1, 1998.


Eldredge Andersen, 85, died on May 17. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46 then went to work as a teacher for the Klamath Falls (Ore.) City Schools. He spent more than 30 years with the schools, including coaching track, football, and basketball. He also served as a lifeguard and golf instructor. He married Sharon Davis in 1959, who died in 2001.  Survivors include a son and daughter. Source: Klamath Falls (Ore.) Herald & News


Theodore Knuth of Vancouver, Wash., passed away on April 23.

Albert Reinke, O.D. ’52, died June 22 at age 78. He worked at Pacific University from 1982 to 1997 as assistant dean for administrative affairs. Survivors include three sons; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a sister; six nieces and nephews; and his companion, Lois Ebel. Source: The Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus


Edward Buhn, O.D. ’53, died May 26 at age 86. He married Virginia Hawley in 1955.  He served in the Army Air Corps in France during World War II. He practiced optometry in Sweet Home, Ore., for 30 years and was active in the community. He was mayor from 1971 to 1975 and served on the city council for 18 years. In addition, he was president of the Linn County United Fund, the Lebanon-Sweet Home Community Concert Association, and the American Field Service Committee. In 1976 he was honored with the Sweet Home Distinguished Service Award. In 1985 he moved to Eugene, Ore., where he practiced until his retirement in 1988. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren. Source: Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard


Jerry Harper, 75, died April 8 from complications from prostrate cancer. An actor, director, and voice talent on stage, screen, and radio, he worked in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and then Anchorage. He was the co-founder and artistic director of the Eccentric Theatre Company and the owner and operator of Cyrano’s Bookstore and Off-Center Playhouse. Other occupations included circus lion tamer, working for the Federal Aviation Administration, and construction work. He received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2004, the Governors Arts Award in 1997, the Lorene Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, and the Mayor’s Arts Award in 2005. He was a board member of the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska Festival Theater. Survivors include his wife, Sandy; a daughter; and two granddaughters. Source: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News

Herbert Larsen, 81, passed away on Feb. 25.


George Mohrbacher, 74, died June 28, 2000.


Gordon Lind, O.D., died March 16 at age 86. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Lucille Erickson in 1945. He practiced optometry in Hillsboro, Ore., from 1956 to 1990 and was a former Pacific University trustee. He was president of the Oregon Optometric Association in 1977 and named Optometrist of the Year in 1968. He also received the President’s Award in 1988.  In addition, he served on the Hillsboro Elementary and Union High School Boards in the 1960s and 1970s. Survivors include his wife; four children, including Jeff Lind, O.D. ’78; and six grandchildren. Source: The Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus


George Ing, 69, died on May 11. He taught in Yamhill (Ore.) schools and coached in Yamhill; Hood River, Ore.; and White Salmon, Wash. He began an orchard near Gaston, Ore., in 1955 while still attending Pacific, later expanding in Hood River, Yamhill, and Washington (Ore.) counties.  He managed Mt. Adams Orchards and served on many fruit research boards and commissions. He also spoke on research and horticulture technology nationally and internationally. In 1971 and 1979 he was honored as Washington state fruit grower of the year and received the distinguished service award from the Washington State Horticultural Association in 2001. In 2002 he was named Cherry King by the Northwest Cherry Institute. In 1986 he was honored as Pacific University’s Alumnus of the Year. He authored a bi-monthly column for the Good Fruit Grower magazine since 1983 and his book Wending the Way from Wapato Gap was published in 2003. He retired in 1991, leaving orchard management, and built a house in Hood River and planted a new orchard, which he farmed with his son Ed. Survivors include his wife, Muriel; two sons; a daughter; a sister; and five grandchildren. Source: The Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus, The Oregonian

Robert Turner, O.D. ’58, died Jan. 9 at age 76 after a long battle with cancer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a court reporter in Japan. He married Margaret Meyers in 1952. After attending Pacific, he entered private practice in Monticello, Iowa, before relocating to Idaho’s Treasure Valley. He is survived by his wife, a brother, two daughters, a grandson, and a great-grandson. Source: The Idaho Statesman


Jay Ryan, 72, passed away on April 9. Source: The Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Nancy Spreen Turnipseed died on May 20, 2003 at age 65.


Charla Penners Spigolon died of cancer on Feb. 11. Her study of piano at Pacific University was the foundation for her decades of musical achievement. She is survived by her daughter, a grandson, and three stepsons.


Torie Myers Keller, 40, died Feb. 16 from the rare disease Ameloidosis that attacked her internal organs.  She taught science and math at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston, Ore., her own alma mater. She attended Western Oregon University. Survivors include her husband, Paul, and her mother. Source: The Oregonian


Francesca Clifford, 45, died on April 16 after a long battle with breast cancer. She joined the staff of Pacific University in 2000 as director of Public Affairs, handling media relations and contributing to University publications, including Pacific magazine. Previously she worked in public affairs at Encore Publishing, the University of Portland, the Oregon State System of Higher Education, and the American Red Cross. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and social service from the University of Portland and married Gordon Clifford in 1982. She lived in London, Eugene, Ore., and Portland. Survivors include her husband, two sons, two daughters, three brothers, four sisters, and her parents. Source: Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard

Gordon Jacobson, a former Pacific University trustee, passed away on August 24, 2004 at age 83.

Jerome Pool, a former Pacific University trustee, died on June 18 at age 69. He began working as a summer warehouseman at Jantzen and retired 35 years later as chief executive officer. He earned his business degree from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree from Portland State University. He served on several boards, including the Salvation Army, Waverly Children’s Home, University of Oregon Alumni Association, Oregon Independent College Foundation, and Portland State’s Business School Advisory Board. After retiring from Jantzen, he was a volunteer consultant and adviser for businesses in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Russia as they transitioned into free market economies. Survivors include his wife Carole, a daughter, two sons, a brother, two sisters, and eight grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

Loran Stewart, 93, died on Jan. 2. A former Pacific University trustee, he was a timber baron and philanthropist. He was president of Bohemia Lumber Co., and served three terms in the Oregon State Legislature. He was an advocate for public access to the state’s ocean beaches and helped build Oregon’s park system.  He was a 1932 graduate of Oregon Agricultural College and was drafted by the Army in World War II. When he returned, he purchased Bohemia Lumber with his brother and brother-in-law. He served on the Oregon State Parks Commission for a decade and was chairman of the State Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for almost 20 years. He also held the chairmanship or presidency of several regional and national timber organizations and economic development groups. He served on several civic boards, including the Portland (Ore.) World Forestry Center, the Newport (Ore.) Aquarium, and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by two sons, including Steven Stewart ’69; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

CORRECTION: 1966 James Coppedge, 61, died on Jan. 16. He is survived by his wife Kathy; daughter Esther Coppedge Freedman ’98 and son-in-law Elia Freedman ’97; sons Justin Coppedge ’97, Adam Magee ’95, and Chris Magee; three step-daughters; and five grandchildren.

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