Class Notes Fall 2006

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1940
Howard and Grace Boyles Horner '41 celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in February. Both are now in good health.
Ruth Boyles Petrasso is still active in music. She volunteers to direct the Cherry Wood Village resident's choir and also teaches violin and viola.

1950
Kendall Nash graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law after graduating from Pacific and was in private practice in the Portland, Ore., area for over 30 years. In 1952 he married Nancy Peterson and they had three sons, one who died in 2005. The couple has four grandchildren. For 15 years prior to retirement, they operated a European travel business. They make their home in Milwaukie, Ore., but also maintain residences in Medford, Ore., and Long Beach, Wash. They also own a mobile home park in Northeastern Oregon.

C. Wayne, M.A. '60, and Jean Brodersen Tate '52 are moving into one of the units of the six-story condominium they are building in downtown Eugene, Ore. They also celebrated the first birthday of their fourth great-grandchild.

1957
The College of Arts & Sciences 50-year reunion will be held June 21-23,2007. For more information, e-mail alumni@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

1958
Duke Anderson, O.D. '59, retired in March 2005 from his optometry practice in Medford, Ore. His favorite pastime is being a member of the Medford Black Tornado Softball coaching staff.

1960
Judy Mason along with fellow classmate Roger Anderson and his wife Donna took a trip to China. The excursion included a four-day trip on the Yangze with side trips to monasteries, hills, and lots of walking.

1961
Earl Schmitt, O.D., M.S. '68, returned to Pacific after five years of private practice to earn a master's in physiological optics, and spent the next 15 years on the faculty of The Southern College of Optometry (SCO), in Memphis, Tenn. He relocated to Tahlequah, Okla., and served as a clinical and classroom instructor with the Northeastern State University (NSU) College of Optometry. While at SCO he completed the requirements for an Ed.D. at Memphis State University. He served a 10-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He retired from the NSU faculty in December 1996 and has served as an adjunct and Professor Emeritus from that time to the present. He recently published the text The Skeffington Perspective of the Behavioral Model of Optometric Data Analysis and Vision Care.

1963
Glenn Joesten has spent 32 years working in the environmental health field. His primary specialty is in food safety, including foodborne illness investigation. His last 11 years have been spent working with Monterey County, Calif., as the senior inspector for the Food Safety program.

1964
Dale Dawson and his wife Kendra are thrilled to be first time grandparents. Noah James Dawson was born on Oct. 22. Dale and Kendra love retirement and take daily walks at the San Diego Zoo.

1965
Vincent Hayes teaches behavioral psychology in the medical assistant program and is the director of the Counseling Center at Seattle Vocational Institute, one of the Seattle community colleges.

1967
The College of Arts & Sciences 40-year reunion will be held June 21-23,2007. For more information, e-mail alumni@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.
James Silkensen has been named president of the New Jersey League of Community Bankers. He has been serving as acting president since January. He has been with the League since 1984, serving as executive vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The League is a trade association representing 73 community banks.
1968

Edward Kosnoski, O.D., was named the 2006 Doctor of Optometry of the Year by the Optometric Physicians of Washington. He has been a member of the organization since 1970. His private practices include Kent Vision Clinic; Fairwood Vision Clinic in Renton, Wash.; and Auburn Vision Clinic. He has served as president and past president of the organization. Source: Aberdeen (Wash.) Daily World

1969
Gail Harrison Allgood is the coordinator for the Early Intervention Preschool Program on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, overseeing the delivery of special education service to 60 preschoolers with special needs in the White River School District and Head Start.

Kathleen Blomquist Chewey has been married to husband Robert for 23 years. They reside in San Jose, Calif. She earned her MBA a few years ago and works at Stanford University for the Division of Immunology Rheumatology as a grants manager. Her husband, Robert, is a police officer with the San Jose Police Department. They have two children, Ken and Shannon, and recently became grandparents. They enjoy traveling to Hawaii and entertaining on the weekends. Kathleen also has a daughter, Adrienne, from a previous marriage.

1970
Lynn Scheid lives in Newport Beach, Calif., with her husband, Jack, and 13-year-old son Will. She designs soft furnishings and buys and sells collectables.

1972
Ohan and Aida Kevranian Andonian live in Florida and B.C., Canada.

1974
Nancy Jewett '78 attends the College of St. Catherines' Master of Holistic Health program. She is a project manager for Edina Services, Inc., in Minnesota managing contracts for U.S. Army Reserve Centers in a six state area for snow removal and grounds maintenance. She lives in Minnetonka, Minn.

Richard Rowland received the Governor's Arts Award from the Oregon Arts Commission in 2005 and continues to make innovative contributions to the field of wood-fired ceramics. He established a large Anagama kiln in Astoria, Ore., in 1985 and remains devoted to place, history, people, culture, nature, and community. He has been a sculpture and ceramics instructor at Clatsop Community College for five years and has shown locally and internationally. His work can be seen at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce. He also had his work on exhibit this summer at the RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Ore.

Dick Vester, O.D. '76, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his optometry practice in Wallace, Idaho. The practice has survived the ups and downs associated with the economy and the closing of several area mines. He has his sights set on 10 more years in the practice. He was named president of the Idaho Optometric Association in 1994 and served as president of the Idaho State Board of Optometry. Source: Kellogg (Idaho) Shoshone News Press

1976
Jose Ayala, a donor relations manager at United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, has been accepted into a national training program by United Way of America. He is the only professional chosen from the Northwest and Alaska region. The purpose of the training is to identify and develop high-potential early career professionals for long-term leadership roles within United Way. He joined United Way two years ago. He has worked on many campaign projects that have been used for social, health, and education programs in the four counties served by the organization. Source: United Way

1977
The College of Arts & Sciences 30-year reunion will be held June 21-23,2007. For more information, e-mail alumni@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Lyle Galdeira is a realtor at Prudential Locations in Honolulu, Hawaii. Previously he was a television news reporter working in broadcast journalism for 30 years. Source: Honolulu (Hawaii) Pacific Business News

1982
The College of Arts & Sciences 25-year reunion will be held June 21-23,2007. For more information, e-mail alumni@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Scott Gushwa spent a few years in the greater Portland, Ore., area working as an underwriter in the insurance profession. In 1984, he left the U.S. and has spent the last 22 years living and working in Japan. He has worked in language education and the computer software/Web site design profession. For the past seven years, he has been running his own small company, A in J Fortune. He lives in Sapporo, Japan, near the site where the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics were held.
Matthew Mark works for Resolute Corporation. He resides in Renton, Wash., with his wife, Patti, and children Kekoa, 15, and Raelani, 13.

1987
The College of Arts & Sciences 20-year reunion will be held June 21-23,2007. For more information, e-mail alumni@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

1989
Heidi Canutt Kropp, M.A.T '90, lives in Canby, Ore., with her two sons. She teaches anatomy, physiology, and biology at Tualatin High School and coordinates the International Baccalaureate program.

1990
Rebecca Davis Baumgardner, O.T., lives in Kelso, Wash., with her husband and two daughters, Ella and Hannah. She has worked as an occupational therapist for the Longview School District for eight years. She also works in home health part-time and in the summer.
Gregory Gustin married Lisa Miller in October 2005.

1991
Fidel and Delores Weisert BaƱuelos were featured in The McMinnville (Ore.) News Register as newcomers to the LaFayette area who have made a positive contribution to the growing community. He works for PGE and she works in Tigard, Ore., for a semiconductor company.

1992
Heather Downs married Michael Wilson on July 2, 2005. Her father, Raymond Downs, was recently inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his 41 years of service to coaching high school wrestling.
Hilarie Larson owns and operates Bikram Yoga Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash., a small business that provides therapeutic hot yoga classes. She is excited to be an entrepreneur, and able to combine and use her love for teaching, health, and helping people. She also gets to spend lots of time with her daughter, Cosette, and son, Kaden.

1993
Trisha Barnes, O.T., has been doing pediatrics at the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital for 12 years. Most of her time is spent with her son Daniel. She has been married to Bill Hirai for six years and lives in Boise, Idaho.

Barry Nemec is the Baker (Ore.) School District's special education director. Previously he was the autistic specialist for the Umatilla-Morrow (Ore.) Education Service District. Source: Baker City (Ore.) Herald

Sandra Akers Shulmire, Psy.D., received the Labby Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychology at the spring conference of the Oregon Psychological Association. She was honored for her volunteer work with the Red Cross and other community organizations, as well as her involvement with the Public Education Committee of the Oregon Psychological Association and other professional organizations. She has been a board member of Mourning Resources, Inc., and serves as a board member of TASK, an organization within Jewish Family and Child Services. She has also been a disaster mental health responder for the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross since 1998.

1994
Dena Hayes Jasper completed a Master of International Management at Thunderbird, and then spent an additional year in Vienna, Austria. She spent the next 10 years working at Microsoft in International Program Management and International Marketing. She married Jermyn Jasper in June 1999. She is currently working in the non-profit sector with Village Volunteers and visited Kenya and Ghana this summer.

Cynthia Potts-Dugger married Zoltan Varro on April 18. The wedding took place at the Grand Wailea Chapel in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. Cynthia is a dentist at Multnomah County Health Department in Portland. Zoltan is finishing his last year as a resident physician in the diagnostic radiology program at Oregon Health and Sciences University.

1995
Michael Rushfeldt was promoted to a buyer in the Procurement Contracts Department at TriMet in Portland, Ore.

1996
Jeffrey Anderson attended Multnomah Biblical Seminary, married in 1998, and is now on his third career.

Jason, M.A.T '97, and Kayleen Beard Mendenhall '97 celebrated the birth of their first baby, Flannery Simone Mendenhall on March 30.

1997
The College of Arts & Sciences 10-year reunion will be held June 21-23,2007. For more information, e-mail alumni@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Jodi Roth Jones is the adult day center supervisor for Interfaith Community Care. She has a master's in therapeutic recreation (TR) management and is currently the president-elect for the Arizona TR chapter and the regional director for the National TR chapter. She has a son, Colin.
Jeremiah Norris and Stephanie Pisias welcomed future Boxer Caston Van Pisias Norris in February.

Julia McCarry Oliver and husband Justin gave birth to their first child, a baby boy named Asa James Oliver on June 7. Justin is the chief of Military Justice for Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and Julia is self-employed in public relations. The family lives in Yigo, Guam.

Christopher and Tasha Roberts Sweet gave birth to their first child, Emma Christine, on April 20.

Joel Tanner, M.A.T. '99, was hired by Newberg (Ore.) High School to fill the shoes of longtime mainstay Dick Elliot. He is currently working towards a master's degree in musical conducting at the American Band College at Southern Oregon University. Source: Newberg (Ore.) Graphic
Elisandra Zapata finished the 10-month graduate program at the Boston College Carroll School of Management: Leadership for Change.

1998
Wayne Centra, O.T. '00, was included in Newsweek's Giving Back Awards, honoring Americans doing extraordinary things. According to Newsweek, "When the young patients of the Children's Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif., enroll in occupational therapist Wayne Centra's karate class, something quite remarkable occurs. Whether they're feeble from months of suffering, overweight and lethargic from chemotherapy or simply lacking the confidence to re-enter life outside the ward, Wayne revives his kids' fighting spirit: 'I see these kids come into the hospital fearful of any interaction,' says Wayne, 'then they take these classes, the change is amazing. They become empowered and realize they deserve to be treated like everyone else.'"

Robert, M.A.T. '00, and Katherine Sheilds Felix '01 celebrated their son Peter's first birthday on Aug. 31. They live in Puyallup, Wash., where Robert teaches middle school in Federal Way and Katie teaches kindergarten in Tacoma. Katie is also working on her Special Education Teaching Endorsement at Seattle Pacific University.

Brandy Duff Humphreys lives in Sheridan, Ore. and works as a biologist for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She married Benjamin Humphreys in September.

Tanya Mahaphon, O.D., moved to Napa, Calif., after seven years as the chief of Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Service at Nova Southeastern University's College of Optometry. She purchased a full-scope optometry practice with an emphasis in vision therapy from Randall Cummings '79, O.D. '81.

P.K. Runkles-Pearson joined the Portland law firm Stoel Rives LLP as an associate in the litigation department.

1999
Elizabeth Deguc Francis switched jobs for the first time in 10 years. She is a photographer for Lifetouch, J.C. Penny's portrait studio, and specializes in children's photography. She and her husband, Jason, live in Beaverton, Ore., and have a son, Allen Vincent, who turned one on July 9.
Megan Berryhill Starr, D.P.T. '03, works at TAI in Eugene, Ore. She had a son on Feb. 10, 2005, Kaden Starr.

2000
Jason Basney is the head golf professional in San Diego. Instead of teaching school, he teaches golf. He said he loves the surf, but misses the Northwest.

Steven Beckingham plays Mark in Hallo Panda, a short film directed by the Blaine brothers, on the BBC's Film Network. Source: Film Network
Shayna Hill graduated with her Masters in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. She has been hired as the librarian at ITT Tech in Maryland.

Randy Kelly, O.D. '03, opened a private practice with a partner in Ramsey, Minn.

Erin Moylett Miles, M.A.T., is an ESL teacher in Beaverton, Ore. She recently spent a year teaching in Gwinnett County, Ga. She and her husband, Dolan, have been married for three years and moved into their first home in Beaverton.

2001
Benjamin Bertrand, P.T., was hired by St. Elizabeth Health Services as the hospital's new Rehabilitation Services manager. His areas of interest include orthopedic and osteopathic manual therapy, occupational medicine, and sports medicine. He and his wife have three children. Source: Baker City (Ore.) Herald

Shari Chaney celebrated a year of marriage to Michael Griffin in July. The couple was married in Colorado Springs on July 9, 2005. Jennifer Utter '00 and Angie Felix '03 were bridesmaids.

Kirsten Knipe Marohl, M.A.T., and her husband Andrew,
M.A.T. '04, were featured in an article in the McMinnville (Ore.) News Register for their dedication and work in the teaching profession. The couple live in McMinnville, Ore.

Nick Reed, M.A.T, taught special education for three years in Warrenton (Ore.) School District. He now teaches history, psychology, and honors at Estacada (Ore.) High School and lives in Sandy, Ore.

Brenda Hartrick Rode, M.S., D.P.T. '02, was hired at Peak Performance Physical Therapy. Source: Bend (Ore.) Cascade Business News
2002

Deena Ford married Dave Biglen on July 7 at Jenkins Estate in Aloha, Ore. Deena completed her physician assistant training in Philadelphia and is working for a private nephrology practice in Portland, Ore. Dave is working for a real estate investment company in Portland, Ore. They live in Beaverton, Ore., in their newly purchased home.

Tracy Kaye is working towards a Master's in public health at Johns Hopkins University. Having just finished her first year of coursework, she is interning for an HIV/AIDS case-control study called Project Afiki in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They are looking to see if communities receiving mobile voluntary testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS, as well as community mobilization and post-test support services have fewer recent infections of HIV/AIDS than control communities receiving just standard testing and counseling.

Sandra Kosik, P.A., spent two weeks assisting in the Hurricane Katrina relief work effort this spring. After graduation, she moved to Astoria, Ore., with her husband and worked at the Coastal Family Health Center. Two and a half years later, she took an opportunity at Rinehart Clinic in Wheeler, Ore., as the only female provider. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Women's Crisis Center in Tillamook, Ore. Source: The North Coast (Ore.) Citizen

Kazue Kurokawa is working on her Master's at the University of Iowa and is focusing on Asian civilizations and teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
Matthew Sacht, P.A., was married in spring 2005 in Costa Rica. He works in a family practice in Reno, Nev.
2003

Jessica Bravo had her fashion designs spotlighted in a fashion show at the Moore Theatre in Seattle in March. She is studying fashion design at the Art Institute of Seattle. Source: Bothell (Wash.)

Reporter Carl Hoogesteger volunteered at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Ore., getting a first hand look at rural medicine. He attends medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Source: Curry County (Ore.) Reporter

Emily Gartner Lighthipe, D.P.T., and her husband Josh celebrated the arrival of their son Jack on Jan. 14. The family lives in Portland, Ore. Emily works part time at Providence Portland Medical Center in inpatient rehab and serves as a board member for the Oregon Physical Therapy Association. Josh was recently named an associate at KPFF Consulting Engineers.

Anahita Nemat is the project manager for a well known public affairs firm in Orange County, Calif. She was elected late last year as the public relations chairman of the Orange County Young Republicans. In February, she was appointed as a member of the California Republican Party.

John Parsley, Psy.D., was promoted to lieutenant colonel while serving his second tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Alexandra Storm married Alejandro Vidales, who is an alcohol and drug counselor working with gang affected Latino youth. She works for Developmental Systems, Inc. as a personal agent, helping individuals with developmental disabilities plan their services and supports. She has also been helping her husband start a non-profit residential site for criminally-affected Latino youth.

2004
Elizabeth Bonneau attends ITT and is working towards a degree in criminal justice.

Leslie Stanley Jeffries works for the Ketchikan School District in Alaska as a transition liaison under the Safe School/ Healthy Students Project.

Megan McKay and David Slick were married Nov. 26. Megan works as an account executive at Every Idea LLC. David is employed as a software test engineer at Symyx Technologies Inc. They reside in Bend, Ore. Source: Wilsonville (Ore.) Spokesman

2005
Hezekiah Allen traveled to India, Nepal, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine and continues to build his project www.betterworldfamily.net.
Melissa Bilderback, P.A., works in interventional radiology in Bellingham, Wash.

Nathan Labunski and Lindy Morgan '06 were married on June 3 and live in Eastern Oregon.

David Lees, M.A.T., married Sallie Lofland on April 29. The ceremony took place at The Old Church in Portland. David is an elementary school teacher in Eugene, Ore. Source: St. Helen's (Ore.) Chronicle

Ryan Rishling works at The Art Institute of Las Vegas as the new student employment advisor.

Robert "Bobby" Shinn is in the Management Trainee program at the Sheraton Maui Resort. Source: Sheraton Maui
Travis Wiles works at the University of Utah in a microbial pathogenesis lab. He has been accepted into the molecular biology doctorate program.

2006
Colin Kambak was the summer intern for the Columbia Estuary Environmental Education Program (CEEEP). Source: The Cathlamet (Wash.) Wahkiakum Co. Eagle

Stephanie Shideler married Benjamin Maher on March 25. Danielle Buchholz '06 was the maid of honor. Source: Port Angeles (Wash.) Peninsula Daily News
In Memorium

1932
Gail Moreland Roach, 95, passed away March 16. She was born in Portland and graduated from Grant High School. She was a homemaker. In 1933, she married Clifford Bassett; he died in 1969. In 1982, she married Wendell Roach; he died in 1995. Survivors include a son, stepdaughter, brother, and two grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1935
Russell Hines, 94, died June 19. He was born Jan. 27, 1912 in Gales Creek, Ore., and moved to Forest Grove in 1925, graduating from Forest Grove High School in 1931. He enlisted in the Oregon National Guard in 1928 and was called to active duty in 1940. He served in Europe for two and a half years. He separated from the service in April 1946 and returned to Forest Grove where he was active in the Air Force Ready Reserve from which he retired in 1972 as a colonel. He married Mary Musgrove in 1947. Mary, his wife of 35 years, died in 1983. He then married Geneva Hunsaker, who passed away in 2002. He worked as a parts manager at Hamilton Motor Co. in Forest Grove and Carr Chevrolet in Beaverton for 28 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Washington Post #2. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 65 years, and was active with the Oregon State Elks Association and a member of the Reserve Officers Association. Source: The Oregonian

1936
Robert "Bob" Main, 92, died July 1. He was born in Vernon, B.C., moved to Portland and then graduated from Grant High School. He taught high school for eight years, including at Washington High in Portland. He worked for IBM for 33 years, retiring as a regional manager. He married Dorothy Gillmore Main '35 in 1937. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Kathleen Main White '63 and Paula M. Romey; son, Robert F. Jr.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1938
Winifred Fortner Van Doren passed away June 13. She taught physical education at Hillsboro (Ore.) High, and in 1939 married Grant Van Doren. In 1950, they moved to Coquille, Ore., to open Van Doren Insurance Agency, which they operated until Grant's death in 1963. Following the sale of the business, Winifred returned to teaching until she retired in 1978. She was a 50-year member of Chapter CC, P.E.O. Sisterhood. Survivors include a daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Source: Coquille Valley (Ore.) Sentinel

1941
Madeline Yamane Bose died Jan. 15, 2004.

1946
James Nichols, 86, died on June 3. He was born in Forest Grove and raised on his family's dairy farm. He married Elisabeth Cushman Nichols '42 in 1941. In 1942, he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Revenge during World War II. After the War, he transferred to the Naval Reserves and worked with electronic communications, retiring from the Naval Reserves with the rank of commander. In 1953, he returned to Gresham, Ore., and worked in electronics for the Federal Aviation Administration. He later worked as a supervisory radar technician at the Portland International Airport. He retired in 1975. In 1979, he and his wife moved to Phoenix, Ariz. He enjoyed square dancing and was president of the Ahwatukee Square Dance Club for two years. Source: Gresham (Ore.) Outlook

1947
Marian Nieke Chambers died on Feb. 20, 2005.


1951
A. Wayne Andrus died March 28. He attended Pacific University and the University of Oregon. He worked as a firefighter for the Eugene (Ore.) Fire Department until his retirement in 1982. He owned Andrus Machine Works. Survivors include his wife, five children, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Source: Veneta (Ore.) West Lane News
Leo Spiering died Nov. 30, 2002. He joined the Navy at the start of World War II. Following his service, he taught at Turner High School before the Korean War began. He was awarded several medals for his military service. In addition to his teaching career, he worked as a salesman for Ralston-Purina and owned his own service station. Survivors include his wife, daughter, son, brother, sister, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Source: Curry (Ore.) Coastal Pilot

1952
Kenneth Hess, 74, died June 19, 2005. He was sports editor of The World in Coos Bay, Ore., for 13 years, then of the Democrat Herald in Albany, Ore. In 1972, he was hired by The Oregonian as a staff writer in the sports department and in 1974 he was named a news copy editor, a position he held until his retirement in 1993. Survivors include his sister.
LuVern Schmidt died April 18.

1954
Robert McCorkle died May 1, 2000. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He logged with Stinson Lumber, then worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring in 1985. Survivors include his sons, daughters, sister, and five grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1955
Robert Bailey, 82, passed away June 19. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He taught English in Sweet Home, Ore.; a private school in Hawaii; Centennial High School in Portland; and at North Salem High School. He married Laura Kosel in 1969. Source: Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal

1958
Roberta Westfall Andrews died July 4, 2004.

1959
Lloyd Carothers, M.A., died May 24. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Gambier. He taught high school in Idaho and Oregon before retiring in 1982. Survivors include his wife, son, daughter, two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Ross Corbett Jr., 70, passed away March 20. He served in the Army and was a newspaper reporter in Forest Grove and Provo, Utah. He is survived by his wife, two sons, sister, mother, and several nieces and nephews. Source: Longview (Wash.) Daily News

1963
Allen Hein, 68, died July 19. He was born in Portland and graduated from Jefferson High School. He received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law and was a self-employed arbiter. In 1956, he married Judith, who died in 1989. Survivors include his son, daughter, sister, two brothers, his companion, and one grandchild. Source: The Oregonian
Jeanne Tellier Leeson, M.S.Ed., died June 3. She taught at West Sylvan School from 1961 to 1976 and then worked in public relations for the Northwest Education Service District. She also worked as a freelance writer for many years. She served for 11 years on the Washington County Fair Board. She married Del Leeson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons and daughter. Source: The Oregonian

1966
Margery Wilson Wold passed away on April 10. She devoted much of her adult life to education and children's vision development. She worked as a volunteer teacher's aid for more than 30 years. She married Robert Wold, O.D. '64, who preceded her in death. She derived great pleasure from her associations with various service organizations in Chula Vista, Calif., including serving as secretary of the San Diego County Optometric Auxiliary. She is survived by her daughter, granddaughter, father, sister, and three brothers.

1973
Ronald Killough died May 17.

1986
Stacey Catlett Patton died Sept. 3.

Friends
Edwin Bennett passed away May 6. He attended Northern Idaho University. He served in the Army Air Force in China and India. He worked for Barton Oldsmobile for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters; son; four step-children; grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters; brother; and numerous nieces and nephews. Source: Spokesman (Wash.) Review

Ernest Brown, 89, died on June 10. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Amanda Schofield in 1945. He was self-employed in industrial design until his retirement in 1970. Source: Hillsboro (Ore) Argus

Lois Onaindia passed away May 2. She moved to Forest Grove in 1960 with her husband Pete. She worked as an assistant to the registrar at Pacific University for more than 20 years before she retired in 1990. Survivors include two daughters, two grandchildren, and three brothers. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Dale Scheller, 81, died July 14 after a long battle with cancer. He owned and operated a dairy farm until 1968 and was a divisional manager for Babson Brothers. He was a charter member of the Forest Grove Kiwanis Club and helped found the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club. In 2003, he received the Club's Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2004 an award was established in his name to honor his service to the community. Survivors include two sons; two daughters, including Dorothy Scheller Kim '71; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his brother Fred Scheller '43, M.A. '54; and several nieces and nephews. Source: The Oregonian


 

 

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