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1944
George Horner was the master of ceremonies for February's Annual All-Northwest Barber Shop Ballad Contest in Forest Grove. He sang in the Rhythmaires quartet from 1947-1988 and has participated in the contest since it began 60 years ago. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

1949
Bernard Brown, O.D. '50, and his wife, Selma, celebrated their 60th anniversary on the island of Maui.

1951
John Steinbacher authored an article in the February issue of Classic Images.

1952
Gerry Wren Allyn volunteers with the New York State Democratic Commission. She has spent the last 20 years living in New York City.

1954
Robert Heurich, O.D '55, and his wife Joan Marcy Heurich '56 are retired. They have four grandsons.

1956
Patricia Campbell Tennant is continuing restoration of her 114 year-old home in Prineville, OR. She is busy writing, tending to her garden, and staying active in church and with the Community Arts Association.

1960
Roger Anderson, his wife Donna, and other friends from the class of 1960 spent three days in Sedona, Ariz., catching up in May 2005. Roger and his wife were also joined by Judy Mason, and many others for a trip to China this past spring.

Stewart Ward, M.S., O.D. '61, retired in June 2005 from his optometry practice in Montana. His wife, Mysta Austin Ward '62, continues to do health care work on the board of directors for Community Medical Center.

1964
Cheron Messmer Mayhall recently wrote the book The Bridge is Love: A Journey Through Grief to Joy After the Death of a Child. The story blends memoir with fantasy, sharing the depths and stages of recovery after tragic loss. She lives in Port Townsend, Wash., with her husband. They have three children and one grandson.

1965
Charlie Bird, M.A. '72, retired after 40 years of teaching and coaching in colleges and high schools in Northern California and has started a career in evangelism. He and his wife Betty have four children and three grandchildren.

Mary Wolfe Holland retired from conducting the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus in Canada. She is a textile artist and plays the Celtic harp.

Jim Elliot, O.D. '66, is retired.

Harry Litts, O.D. '66, retired from his optometry practice in Medford, Ore., in 1981.

1966
Barry Friedman has retired from Multnomah County Juvenile Justice after 34 years. He now spends his times gardening, cooking, and working out at the athletic club.

1968
Bruce Bishop was elected president of the Capitol Club, Oregon's association of professional lobbyists, in December. He has been a lobbyist since 1987 and represents health care and business clients in legislative and regulatory matters. He leads the legislative practice for Harrang Long

Gary Rudnick, a law firm with offices in Eugene, Salem, and Portland.

David Pauli is a reference librarian for the Hillsboro, Ore., library. He was recently on two panel presentations at the Oregon Library Association Conference. He and his wife, Carol Coates '69, live in Forest Grove, and have two grown daughters.

June Waters Stovall has lived in Central Florida since 1997. She works as a corporate educator for a hospital system as a trainer and facilitator for "Leadership Development." She has two children.

1969
Deirdre Hayden Clausen, David Hayden '67, Joanne Aki Gabel '66, and Susan Keiser '66, all enjoyed seeing each other in November at Pilgrim Place, a retirement community for Christian workers in California.
Kristina Linder Perez was in a Christian contemporary rock band for several years. She retired from her singing career in 1980 when she met her husband. They now have three children, one in high school and two in college.

1970
Geoff Brown has served as a member of the Oregon Health Policy Commission since 2004. He is also active in other health policy organizations. He continues to work with Agros International in establishing new farming villages in El Salvador two weeks a year, which he has been doing since 2004. He has four children.

Carol Hanzlik-Hall is teaching at Shandong University in China. She is also teaching part time at Jinan Number 7 Senior Middle School, checking translations for the University and local businesses, and recording audio tapes for English learners.

1972
Kenji Hamda, O.D., retired from his clinical practice in 2005 in order to focus on his national optometry supply business in Grant Pass, Ore., and his teaching career. His business ships various optometric supplies to health care providers. It began in 1985 with five employees and has about 100 now and is one of the largest ophthalmic buying groups and authorized distributors in the country. Source: The Grants Pass (Ore.) Daily Courier

Nicholas Ryan is a physical education and English teacher at Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles, Calif. He was voted the 2005-2006 Teacher of the Year for English Instruction at Gardena Carson Community Adult School.1973

Steve Boone is the chief executive officer of Sake One. He is also a senior trustee at Pacific University. He was named a "Retail Superstar" by Market Watch and one of the wine industry's "100 Most Influential People" by Wine Spectator. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

1974
Richard Rowland had his work with anagama kilns on exhibit at the Walters Cultural Art Center in March in conjunction with the National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts. Source: Forest Grove News-Times

1975
Dan Mannen, O.D. '80, assumed the two year term position of the Chairman of the Board at Vision Service Plan in March. He has been is practice in St. Helens and Scappoose, Ore., for 21 years.
Kathleen Hull Rutledge, who is married to Richard Rutledge, O.D. '76, established 21st Sensory, a contract research and testing lab in Bartlesville, Okla., in 1994.

1977
Carla Seitz Clark received her master's in business administration/technical management in 2004. She has four grown children and two grandchildren.
Jeffrey Larson, O.D. '80 works at Mt. Baker Vision Clinic in Washington. Source: The Bellingham (Wash.) Business Journal

1979
Steve Paranto teaches physical education at Scholls Heights Elementary School. He was featured in an article in the Beaverton, Ore., newspaper for teaching 650 children how to ride unicycles and other unique physical education skills. Source: Beaverton (Ore.) Valley Times

1980
Russ Rodriguez is celebrating the birth of his first grandchild. His daughter, Ashlee Rodriguez VanHout, M.A.T. '05, gave birth to a baby girl on March 15.

Cindy Thompson and Jeff Daly '74 are married and live in California. Jeff owns a television production company and films for 60 Minutes, CBS Sports, ESPN and many others.

1981
Robyn Buzzetti Bogden, P.T., and her husband, David, continue their work as physical therapists in Columbia County, Ore. Robyn is working at the practice with H. Pat Corrigan, P.T. '92.

1982
Lane Robeson, O.D. '85, was elected state president of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA). He has been a member of MOA Board of Directors for six years and established his practice, Robeson Family Vision, 20 years ago. He lives with his wife and children in Winona, Minn.

1984
Laura Wynecoop Winkel, O.D. '87, earned national recognition for her trapshooting accomplishments. She ranked third in the U.S. among women for High All-Around Average, which is cumulative for all tournaments in the 2005 season. She has been on the Amateur Trapshooting Association's All-American women's team for six years. She was inducted into the Washington State Trapshooters Hall of Fame in 2004. She lives in Kennewick, Wash., with her husband and son and works in private practice.

1986
Michael Hyder is the principal of Ensworth Elementary School in Bend, Ore. Source: Bend (Ore.) Bulletin

Carol Pott, O.D., had her second book published, The Blue Pages: A Directory of Companies Rated by Their Politics and Practices. She has been doing national radio promotion for the book, which is available in major bookstores. Also, she was promoted in September to the position of managing editor of PoliPointPress in Sausalito, Calif. She lives in Larkspur, Calif., with her two daughters.

Neil Notaroberto celebrated the birth of his first child, Vittoria, in February.

1989
Jeremy Conant was named director of marketing for home electronics retailer OneCall.com. He lives in Spokane, Wash., with wife Cherilyn Rodenhurst '90 and their two daughters, Kiana and Malia.

1992
Barbara Bogner Lee, O.D., lives in Phoenix, Ariz., where she has had a private practice since 1993. She is an associate with Family Eyecare Associates. She is married and has two dogs.

Sophia Soumbeniotis Mekkers and her husband, Jeffrey '93, welcomed their second child on Nov. 16, a daughter named Alexa. She joins her big brother, Jackson, 3. The family lives in West Linn, Ore.

1993
Christopher Rossetta, M.A.T. '94, married Tina Lindall in August 2005. Christopher is a teacher at Grants Pass (Ore.) High School. The new couple enjoyed a three-week wedding trip to New York City, New England, and Niagara Falls. They reside in Grants Pass, Ore. Source: Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune

James Scoggins married Krista McManus on March 19. The wedding was in South Lake Tahoe, Nev. James and Krista are both teachers at Douglas High School in Minden, Nev., where James teaches drama and speech. Aimee Wourms Perkins was the "best man" in the wedding.

1994
Jerry Albright and Renee Doherty-Albright, M.A.T. '03, had a baby girl, Joscelyn Mae in March.

Aaron and Jo Cupps Atkins '95 reside in Sherwood, Ore. Jo is the owner of a logo embroidery company. Aaron is a financial manager of Sunshine Dairy Foods.

Jim Kitch and his wife, Karla, welcomed the birth of twin boys, Jonathan and Matthew, on Jan. 26. Jim is vice president of sales and marketing for American Dental Industries in Tualatin, Ore. He is also starting his 10th year as a volunteer firefighter/EMT-I in Willamina, Ore. The family lives in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Jerry Jones and his wife, Tracy, welcomed their second daughter, Lynia Reese Jones, on Feb. 22. Their first daughter, Madyson Lyn, is seven years old. Both Jerry and Tracy work with their non-profit group, The Oregon Fund. They also work with various real estate development projects. In 2005, Jerry completed his second book written on business practices for dentists.

Matt Longtin is pleased to announce the opening of his new law firm, Matthew D. Longtin, LLC, in Eugene, Ore. He focuses on areas of family law, and state and federal criminal defense.

1995
Evelyn Wilson, M.A.T. '02, celebrated the birth of her grandson, Samuel Smith, on Nov. 10.

1996
Carl Moehring is married and has three children and resides in Vancouver, Wash. He is the founder and president of Advanced Interconnect Solutions, a manufacturer's representative firm. The family resides in Vancouver, Wash.

1997
Michael Haslebacher and his wife Kristen Cooke '98 celebrated the birth of their second daughter in January. Michael started his own business consulting company, NewPhase Consulting, Inc., in 2005.

Tyler Rychener married Claudine Metrick on April 8. He works as an environmental consultant with Arcadis. He is working towards a master's degree in plant biology at Arizona State University.

Mary Scheideman works as a care coordinator for Morrison Child and Family Services. Source: The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)

1998
Amie Riggan received her M.B.A in global strategic management from Dominican University of California in May.
Golden Smith, O.D., works at the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He and his wife have five children. Source: Arco (Idaho) Advertiser
Justin Stevens was featured in an article for the October 2005 issue of IT Strategies and Tactix. Justin is a consultant for Tactix.

1999
Zack Barnett is a graduate teaching fellow at the University of Oregon where he is a student in the School of Journalism's Literary Nonfiction Master's program. Wife Jamie Hoag works in the university's International Programs office.

Crystal Giacomini Hannan opened an office in the White Oak Naturopathic Clinic at the Forest Grove Shopping Center. She has two young children. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times

2000
Steve Beckingham starred as Rob in the March 24 episode of "I Shouldn't Be Alive: Shipwrecked" on the Discovery Channel.
Xavier Munoz is the Third Secretary of the Ecuadorian Foreign Service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Jill Richter, M.A.T., spent four years as a bilingual elementary teacher. She is now pursuing a career in speech language pathology.

2001
Chris Jacky married Kim Bernard '02. They have a daughter, Ella, and continue to play soccer.

2002
Kim Ball is working at Newberry Library in Chicago. She has been promoted from grants writer to associate director of Foundation and Corporate Relations.

Krystofer Glover was hired by Bank of America as a banking center manager.

Marshall Palmer, O.D. '05, attended the U.S. Army Officer Basic Course at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, after graduation. He then moved with his wife and three children to Schweinfurt, Germany. Marshall is the chief of optometry service at the U.S. Army Schweinfurt Health Clinic.

George Vandehey married in 2003. He and his wife, Tabitha, have one child, Graydon Patrick. George works at Stimson Lumber and has been promoted to a position in an operations management program with the company.

2003
Jarred Gainey, M.A.T., is a high school French teacher in Arizona. Source: Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal

Chris Geraghty lives and works in Missoula, Mont., where he has started a career in marketing and media relations at the University of Montana. He has multiple positions at the University including handling promotions and advertising for the bookstore, doing Web publishing for the athletic department, and working for the Montana Sports Information Department.

2005
Danielle Amas was hired as a public relations manager at Sheraton Maui. Source: Sheraton Maui

Cindy Anderson, M.A., lives in Auburn, Wash., and works part-time as a mental health therapist.
Jeff McDaniel is the executive producer for a feature film called Sellin' Helen. Jeff Rude '01 is directing the film. The two will also have smaller parts in the film.

Hong Nguyen, O.D., opened her private optometric practice at Martin's Fine Eyewear at Northwest Hospital. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Association, and the Optometric Physicians of Washington. Hong specializes in contact lenses and family practice optometry. Source: Millcreek Enterprise (Wash.)

In Memoriam
1925
Frank Goff died Feb. 6, 1993. He owned and operated two pharmacies in Cornelius and Forest Grove. He is survived by his son, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1928
Florence Bennett Miller passed away in February 1999.

1931
Fanny Goff died Dec. 1. She taught school at many of the small schools in Washington County. She also taught in Venezuela as a missionary teacher. She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews.

1933
Marjorie Montgomery Olson, 95, died Jan. 14. She was an underwriter for an insurance company. She is survived by her son, daughter, stepsons, stepdaughter, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1934
Ruby Goff died in March 1999. She was a member of the Forest Grove Gospel Choir. She taught school, was a nurse, and worked at the Multnomah County Hospital in Portland. Source: The Oregonian

1937
Virginia Brown McBee, 90, passed away Oct. 23. She was a self-employed medical technician at McBee laboratories. Source: Hood River (Ore.) News

1940
Irene Beamer Anhorn passed away March 5. She worked as a substitute teacher until she retired. She was recognized by Heppner, Ore. as Woman of the Year in 1983. Source: Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune

1941
Harvey Roloff, 87, died March 20. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He coached and taught at Pacific University for 10 years and Sacramento State Universityfor 32 years. He coached track and field, basketball, football, and golf. Over the years, his teams won several championships, including his track and field team, which regularly won league championships. He was honored with inductions into the Golden West Track and Field Hall of Fame and Pacific University Athletics Hall of Fame. Contributions can be made in memory to the Harvey Roloff fund at Pacific University.Source: The Oregonian

1943
Ruth Wood Nuxall, 84, passed away Jan. 28. She retired in 1978 from Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company. She is survived by her son, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and sister. Source: Pendleton (Ore.) Record


1933
Marjorie Montgomery Olson, 95, died Jan. 14. She was an underwriter for an insurance company. She is survived by her son, daughter, stepsons, stepdaughter, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1934
Ruby Goff died in March 1999. She was a member of the Forest Grove Gospel Choir. She taught school, was a nurse, and worked at the Multnomah County Hospital in Portland. Source: The Oregonian

1937
Virginia Brown McBee, 90, passed away Oct. 23. She was a self-employed medical technician at McBee laboratories. Source: Hood River (Ore.) News

1940
Irene Beamer Anhorn passed away March 5. She worked as a substitute teacher until she retired. She was recognized by Heppner, Ore. as Woman of the Year in 1983. Source: Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune

1941
Harvey Roloff, 87, died March 20. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He coached and taught at Pacific University for 10 years and Sacramento State Universityfor 32 years. He coached track and field, basketball, football, and golf. Over the years, his teams won several championships, including his track and field team, which regularly won league championships. He was honored with inductions into the Golden West Track and Field Hall of Fame and Pacific University Athletics Hall of Fame. Contributions can be made in memory to the Harvey Roloff fund at Pacific University.Source: The Oregonian

1943
Ruth Wood Nuxall, 84, passed away Jan. 28. She retired in 1978 from Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company. She is survived by her son, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and sister. Source: Pendleton (Ore.) Record

1944
Roy Chase passed away March 26. He served in U.S. Navy during World War II as a signalman. He had a 40-year career at Brooklyn Yard in Portland, Ore. An avid bowler, Roy bowled his final sanctioned 300 score at age 80. He is survived by his brother, daughters, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, and companion Betty Justis. Source: The Oregonian
Robert Franck, 83, died March 25. He served in World War II aboard the USS Harding. He worked for the Lincoln County road department and was a rancher. He is survived by his daughter, son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

1945
Lelan "Lee" Ennes, 83, died Feb. 18. He was a B-24 pilot during World War II for the U.S. Air Force. He had a variety of jobs including milkman and watchmaker. He is survived by his wife, eight children, 20 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

1948
Ernest Bader, O.D., died Jan. 21. He was an optometrist in Colorado, an avid skier, and winemaker. He is survived by his three sons and daughter, two brothers, two sisters, and seven grandchildren. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

1949
George "Wes" DeTemple, 86, died Feb. 5. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a teacher for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Lori Anderson. Source: The Oregonian

1950
Edwyn Bancroft Jr. died Nov. 10, 2003. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a controller and accountant for OECO Corp. He is survived by his wife, two children, sister, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian

Arthur Lundin, M.S., passed away Jan. 10. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II. He retired from teaching in 1981. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and sister. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus
Iona Rehfuss Shore died Oct. 6, at age 84.

1951
Dell Herreid, M.M.E. '60, passed away on April 5. He loved music and was one of the founding members and an inaugural director of the Oregon Symphonic Band. He also had his own band, known as the Dell Herreid Orchestra. He is survived by his wife Shirley McLeod Herreid '51, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandson. Contributions can be made in memory to the Dell Herreid fund at Pacific University. Source: The Oregonian

Richard Owen, 83, died Mar. 24. He served in the Army during World War II. He taught math and science at the high school level. For 25 years he worked as a data-processing clerk at Tektronix. He is survived by his daughter. Source: The Oregonian

1953
Ilena Mead Bond, 74, passed away Jan. 4. She is survived by her companion of six years, her son, daughter, grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Source: North County Times (Calif.)

1954
Arnold Opengart, O.D., passed away Jan. 3. He practiced optometry in Arizona and California. He was also a member of the Washington Elementary District School Board in Phoenix, Ariz. He was retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is survived by his wife, son, daughters, and granddaughter. Source: Arizona Optometric Association

1958
Max Evans, 70, died March 24. He was a member of the Pacific University Board of Trustees and a commodore of the Jonathan's Landing Yacht Club. He enjoyed working on the computer, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his wife Arlene, mother, two sons, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Source: TC Palm

1962
Connie Elmgren Williams, 64, died on April 22, 2005. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, devotion to friends, and being a great Kappa Delta.

1965
Silvio Aguero, M.A. '69, died in March 2001, at age 88.

1966
John Davis died Feb. 27. He was the owner of Stewart Stiles Truck Line Inc., of Cornelius, Ore. In high school he joined the Air National Guard and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Deanna Dooley Clarkson passed away in December 2004 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Paul Williams died Nov. 25, 2002, at age 57

1967
Marcia Klamm Leavitt passed away Dec. 20 of Leukemia. She is survived by her son, Jason and husband Lester. She was married for 37 years.

1969
Gene Cavell, 59, died Jan. 28. He was a banker for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, his children, and grandchildren. Source: Keizer (Ore.) Times

1970
Karen Scheller Johnson passed away. She was an active member of the Forest Grove United Church of Christ. For more than 20 years she worked as a speech therapist and learning specialist for the Forest Grove school system. She is survived by her husband, son, daughter, brother, and parents, Ruth and Fred Scheller '43, M.A.'54. Contributions can be made in memory to the Karen Scheller Johnson fund at Pacific University.

1972
Clyde "Jack" Sajovic, 56, passed away on May 18, 2003. For 25 years he was the head machine operator for Blue Heron Paper. Source: The Oregonian

Clifton "Cliff" Wood died Sept. 15.

1973
Tekla Peterson, M.A., passed away on May 8, 2004, at age 61.
Robert Smith died Nov. 3, 2003.

1978
Beverly Turner Vaughn passed away Jan. 17, 2004, at age 47.

1981
Kevin Wilson passed away on August 17, 1998.

1982
Henry Kaulia Jr. died April 9. He was in his 24th year teaching physical education at Gaston (Ore.) Junior/Senior High School. He taught six PE classes a day and coached several sports. He was a golf enthusiast and played every weekend. Source: The Oregonian

1986
Elaine Olson died March 4. She served eight years in the U.S. Navy, served in the Navy Reserves, and attained the rank of commander. She also worked as a safety and environmental leader for Toyota Motors. She is survived by her parents and four brothers. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

1989
Anthony Kane passed away March 19, 2000.

1992
Colleen Briggs passed away on Nov. 20.

1994
Steven Wilson, O.D. '97, passed away Sept. 19. He was an optometrist for Costco in Union Gap, Wash. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Source: Yakima (Wash.) Herald

 

 

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