Class Notes Spring 2007

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Bess Hawes King celebrated her 100th birthday on July 26. She and her husband, James, who is now deceased, raised three children. Source: Klamath Fall (Ore.) Herald & News
Trevor Hausske visited friends Warren '47 and Phyllis Johanson Lund '49 and Peter '45 and Barbara Phillips Ford '45 in September.
Ken Little along with Bernard Cooper, Lee Drew '49, and Norm Larabee '56 play a monthly game of Bridge at Norm's home in Edmonds, Wash. They call it "Boys Bridge," and have kept this tradition going for over six years.
The College of Arts & Sciences 50-year Reunion will be held June 22-23. For more information, e-mail or call the Alumni Event Hotline, 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.
Alfred Furie, O.D. '60, was honored with an Alumni Achievement Award for Science during the Delaware Valley College Homecoming weekend in Doylestown, Pa. He maintains a private optometry practice in Hillsboro, Ore.
Susan Morgan Dawson celebrated her 33rd anniversary with husband Jolly in November. She lives in Dallas, Ore.
Jerry Cox has been hired back to West Valley High School in Yakima, Wash., to teach math after retiring in 2002. He had previously taught at the school for 34 years.
The College of Arts & Sciences 40-year Reunion will be held June 22-23. For more information, e-mail or call the Alumni Event Hotline, 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.
Susan Frost is the author and photographer of the new book Portland, Oregon: A Photographic Portrait.
Carol Hanzlik-Hall teaches ninth grade English and study skills at Murrieta Valley High School in California. Last year she taught English at a Chinese university in the Shandong Province.
Michele Avanti released her first book of a five volume epic fantasy called GreeHee, The Journey of Five, Tales of Tamoor - Book One. It is a young adult fiction/fantasy that was published in August.
Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, O.D. '77, was awarded the 2006 President's Award by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development at its annual convention in October in Arizona. She is in private practice and works extensively with children and adults who have difficulty in learning or vision perception, physical handicaps, and/or brain injury. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant nationally and internationally to educational, rehabilitation facilities/providers, sports teams and other eye care professionals. Source: College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Gordon Woods, O.D. '75, retired from the Air Force and Optometry in 1990. He also recently retired from 15 years of teaching science at Trinity Baptist College.
Sondra Maruna-Ziegler recently received her Master's in Theology from Pacific School of Religion. She leads the children's program for the Annual Gathering of the Southern California and Nevada Conference of the UCC. She is also the founder and current conference coordinator for the Western Collegiate Model United Nations, which is held in Santa Barbara, Calif. She currently works as a paramedic and volunteers with the Red Cross.
The College of Arts & Sciences 30-year Reunion will be held June 22-23. For more information, e-mail or call the Alumni Event Hotline, 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Rich Ryan, O.D. '79, was named president-elect of the Optometric Physicians of Washington in May. In addition, he bowled a perfect 300 in scratch league play in March, which qualified him for the International Bowling Hall of Fame in St. Louis for the second time.
Clair Costello has been teaching in Morrow County, Ore., for 21 years. He has taught physical education in grade school and is now teaching at the high school level. He is the head coach of the basketball and baseball team. He has two daughters.
The College of Arts & Sciences 25-year Reunion will be held June 22-23. For more information, e-mail or call the Alumni Event Hotline, 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.
Janet Leasher, O.D. '86, is the director of Community Outreach at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She serves as the North American regional coordinator for the UNESCO Chair in Visual Health and Development. She is actively involved in developing sustainable vision care programs across the Latin American region and this fall spoke at the ALDOO Congreso Internacional de Latinamerica in Peru.
Sander Cakebread, M.A.T., had his watercolor paintings featured at Art Adventure Gallery in Madras, Ore., in August. His works have been exhibited with the Oregon Society of Artists, Oregon Historical Society, George Fox College, Pacific University, and San Juan Island Arts Festival. He also has pieces hanging in a collection of the American Forest Service Products corporate offices in Beaverton, Ore., and in many private collections. Source: Madras (Ore.) Pioneer
Kris McCain Vandehey started doing stand up comedy in April. She and her husband own a golf course in Grants Pass, Ore., and have four children.
Daphne Honma was named Interim Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. She was affiliated with the Honoka'a High School girl's basketball program since 1988 and served as the head coach for 18 years. Her teams made 11 state tournament appearances with eight top-five finishes. She is also a three-time Big Island Interscholastic Federation Coach of the Year.

Penny Lakso-Faulkner and husband Richard Faulkner '87 work for XM Satellite Radio in Washington, D.C. Richard is a systems engineer, and Penny is a DJ who can be heard on the program Flight 26. She has been on-air in Georgia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. The couple has two sons.
The College of Arts & Sciences 20-year Reunion will be held June 22-23. For more information, e-mail or call the Alumni
Event Hotline, 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Kerry and Kristin Tokstad Binkerd, O.T., moved in July to a new home in Dundee, Ore., built by Kerry. He is building homes in the Newberg, Ore. area and Kristin works for Legacy Emanuel Hospital. They have five children.

Sig Unander presented the lecture "Mexico and the U.S. as Allies in World War II" in October at the Washington County (Ore.) Museum. In 2002, he published a limited edition of fine art lithographs signed by Mexican Fighter Squadron 201 fighter pilots. He served as technical advisor on a documentary film about the unit. He recently helped develop a new quarterly business magazine, Latino Perspective, for Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs in the Northwest.
Dena Dixon Keppen, M.S. '89, opened the Keppen Pediatric Therapy Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., in June, offering physical, occupational and speech therapy. Source: Klamath Falls (Ore.) Herald & News
Maxine Walker Hoggan, Psy.D., was named community director for Lake County Mental Health. Source: Lakeview (Ore.) Lake County Examiner 
Cherri Rose-Konschu was elected Grays Harbor (Wash.) County Assessor. Previously she worked as an appraiser in the Assessor's office. She and her husband, Del, have a daughter. Source: The Montesano (Wash.) Vidette

Kelley Skiles relocated to Nashville, Tenn., to be the regional trainer for the major markets division of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's premier small business lobby in America.
Wes Owens, M.A.T. '01, was selected by Sherman County School District to become Sherman Jr. Sr. High School's new principal and athletic director. He served the last seven years as Redmond High School's vice principal and dean of students. He also was the head girl's basketball coach and assistant baseball coach. He was recognized as Intermountain League Coach of the Year and led his girls' basketball team to seven league playoffs and to two separate Intermountain League Championships. Source: Condon (Ore.) Times-Journal
Anne Young Nemec works at the St. Elizabeth Health Services in Rehabilitation Services Department in Baker City, Ore. Previously she worked in Outpatient Rehabilitation and Women's Health at Oregon Health and Science University and for Eastern Oregon Physical Therapy in Pendleton, Ore. Anne and her husband, Barry '93, have three children. Source: Baker City (Ore.) Record Courier
Joel and Alisa Otterness Hoyt live in Slavutych, Ukraine with their two children, Trevor and Jocelyn. Joel is a health physicist working for Battelle Memorial Institute on the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Program.

Dan Syverson and his wife Tami had a baby boy, Jack, on Sept. 4. Dan is a manager at UPS and Tami is a product manager for Sun Microsystems.

Charlotte Wagy married Darren Simmonds on Sept. 23. She is an athletic trainer for Fife High School. The couple live in Ballard, Wash.
Casey White and Jennifer Hadley-White '96 welcomed their first baby, Jonah James, on Oct. 7. The couple has been married for 10 years and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Joe Bridgeman, M.A.T., is the principal of St. Agatha School in Portland, Ore. He served as assistant principal for three years at New Urban High School in the North Clackamas School District. Joe and his wife DeOna have two sons. Source: The Portland (Ore.) Sellwood Bee

Drew Hammond was recently married. His best man was Mike Bonfiglio '93 '99 and the minister was Benjamin Broadbent '94.
Felicia Pranger Bawdon is the director of Human Resources for Talyst in North Bend, Wash.

Rebecca Hicks Campbell was an instructor for Camelot Theater Company's The Conservatory for Young Theatre Artists in August. Source: Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune

Scott Whipple, M.A.T., teaches for West Salem High School and is the author of Writing Strategies for U.S. History: A Guide for Teachers. The book is a manual for teachers who are looking to increase writing opportunities in U.S. history. Scott also led a session on this topic at the Oregon Council for Social Science conference this fall.
The College of Arts & Sciences 10-year Reunion will be held June 22-23. For more information, e-mail or call the Alumni Event Hotline, 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

John Kikuchi, O.D. '01, and wife Lam celebrated the birth of their first child, Aubrey, on March 30.

Chris Sweet is the director of Admissions for the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Kayleen Beard Mendenhall and her husband Jason '96, M.A.T., welcomed their daughter Flannery on March 30.
Kimberly McMahon D'Angelo is on the LVMPD Honor Guard and made top agent at Century 21. Her husband was recently deployed to Kuwait where he made Chief in the Navy. They have three kids.
Tiffany Christian married John Moreno on Oct. 31. She works as an adjunct English instructor in Southern California.

Russell Sandusky married Pamela Goucher on Sept. 9 in Gleneden, Ore. Source: Klamath Falls (Ore.) Herald & News

Melanie Masaki Zellmer, O.D., and her husband Ray had a baby boy, Brevin, on Sept. 7. She has a three-year old daughter, Maddisen. Melanie works in private practice in Oahu, Hawaii.
Dawn Harms, O.D. '03, married Andrew Dwyer in July. They wed on top of the mountain in Arctic Valley, Alaska.

Ross Mattis is the proud father of a baby boy, Jasper, born on Oct. 27.
Jeff Nalin, Psy.D., works at Echo Malibu, a residential treatment facility for youth ages 12 to 17 who suffer from drug, alcohol, and behavioral problems.
Jason Franks teaches middle school math at Saint Louis School and is enrolled in the MBA program at Chaminade University.

Kristin Hummel-Sauerwein, M.A., works as the Adolescent Case Manager for Fairfax Behavioral Hospital in Kirkland, Wash.

Nancy Pickering, M.A.T. '06, is a drama teacher for Sherwood (Ore.) High School. Source: Sherwood (Ore.) Gazette

Chris Sherwood, M.A.T., and his wife Stephanie had a new baby boy, Aaron, born on Nov. 10. He also has another son, Greg, and a daughter, Jenna.

Sage Silverstein-Meyer, M.A.T., is a teacher for Central Linn High School's Alternative Education Center program. Source: The Brownsville (Ore.) Times

Marina Smith, M.A.T., was hired to teach in the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District this year. She has taught in both private and public education for 18 years. She has been married for 29 years and has two sons. Source: Long Beach (Wash.) Chinook Observer
Allison Aldrich Cordaro, M.S., D.P.T. '03, and husband Mario welcomed their first child Jaidyn Frances on Aug. 6. Allison has been working as a pediatric physical therapist in Southern California.

Sally Jackula, O.D., gave birth to her third daughter, Silvia Violet, on June 3. The family lives in St. Cloud, Minn., where Sally practices with her dad at their two Pearle Vision franchises.
Annie McLain married Josh Lewis on Aug. 5 at West Linn (Ore.) Lutheran Church. Martha Calus-McLain was in the wedding.

Ann Scott, M.A.T., is the new special education teacher for Columbia High School in the White Salmon Valley School District. Source: The White Salmon (Wash.) Enterprise

Lindsay Slechta, M.Ed., married Hayes Nelson on Oct. 15, 2005. She is a school counselor for the Junction City School District. Source: The Coos Bay (Ore.) World

Alexandra "Sasha" Storm Vidales and her husband Alejandro welcomed their son Joaquin on Nov. 4.
Phillip Bastian works in Washington, D.C., at the Bureau of Labor Statistics as an economist where he is working as an analyst in the Division of Occupational Outlook.

Andrea Bowden was married in August and moved to Portland where her husband attends Portland State University.

Tom Cinquini along with Vanessa Rathbun '05; Brad Richards, P.A. '05; and Cheryl Larsen Richards '05 designed and constructed the Ripple Effect sculpture for AWAKE (Artists Working for Awareness, Knowledge, and Education). The sculpture, which was displayed at Pacific's Library this fall, graphically demonstrates how many people have lost their lives to impaired driving. The sculpture is constructed from 17,000 keys in the shape of a water drop hitting water, forming a ripple.

Jennifer Northcraft Cotton, M.A.T., is a Developmental Learning Center teacher at Tri City Elementary in Douglas County, Ore. Previously she taught Head Start and substitute taught. Jennifer and her husband Charles have a daughter. Source: Douglas County (Ore.) Mail

Andrea Groetzinger works as a graphic designer for Fluke Corporation based in Everett, Wash. She purchased her first home in March 2006.

Christina Lang graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Source: Woodburn (Ore.) Independent

Tara Myers, O.T., married Michael Henry on July 30. She works at a skilled nursing facility in King City, Ore., as the therapy program manager.
Erika Juergensen, P.A., had an article published in the Journal of American Society of Nephrology.

Jill Reese signed on to teach film making at a women's college, Lady Doak College, in Southern India. She spent time establishing a documentary program in Portland, where her projects included a documentary on the Korea Society's centennial in Oregon. It showed on Oregon Public Broadcasting and she won a regional Emmy in 2005. She also created a film for Habitat for Humanity. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Lisa Trottier, M.A.T., works as a science teacher or South Umpqua (Ore.) School District. Previously she taught at Westview High School in Beaverton (Ore.). Source: Douglas County (Ore.) Mail
Garren Bremer graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Source: Corvallis (Ore.) Gazette-Times

Kelly Curtan is doing a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Madrid, Spain. She teaches English to first and second graders in a public school and is doing a research project on Spanish children's literature.

Colin Kambak was one of the leaders of a summer rehabilitation project that was sponsored and funded by the Wahkiakum Community Foundation and led by Pacific Professor Emeritus Rob Stockhouse. The project worked with students from both Naselle and Wahkiakum High Schools to help prevent and inform the community of the dangers of fish habitats, such as perched culverts and knotweed. Source: The Wahkiakum County (Wash.) Eagle

Stacey Martell married Benjamin Pelster on June 17. She is a music coordinator at St. Anthony's Church and a master's degree student. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

David Moon, O.D., joined the eye-care practice at Central Washington Eye Clinic. Source: Yakima Valley (Wash.) Business Times

Liz Conroy-Yockim joined the Home Building Association staff as the new membership services assistant. Source: Portland (Ore.) Home Building News

George Evans, Professor Emeritus, recently published three novels: Pale Horse Among Us (2005), A Rose on Gallows Hill (2006), and Chastity Hoar: My Life (2006).

In Memoriam
Andrewa Noble died Nov. 21, 1993. She received her Ph.D. in 1936 in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a former faculty member in the mathematics department at Pacific.
Virginia Brogden Thrapp passed away July 25, 1994.
Errett Hummel, 93, died Sept. 3. He began his teaching career in Clatskanie, Ore., in 1933. He served as school principal in Nyssa and as a superintendent of schools in Burns.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked at Portland State University, where he taught school administration and finance, served as assistant to the president, and as chair of the School of Education, retiring in 1976. He was also an educational consultant for the state of Oregon. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, nine grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Source: Clatskanie (Ore.) Chief

Aida Ferris Smith, 94, passed away Sept. 1. She was a secretary for Portco in Vancouver, Wash. She is survived by her daughter, son, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Source: The Oregonian
Margaret Cardiff Fuller died Nov. 2, 2000.
Mary Howland Shockley, 92, passed away Oct. 15. She taught for nine years and then worked for the State Employment Service in Pendleton, She retired in 1976 from the State Mental Hospital as a social worker. She is survived by her sister and brother. Source: The Oregonian
Raymond Erickson, 90, died Aug. 2. He graduated in 1944 from medical school. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He practiced in Gold Beach, Ore., and later had an ophthalmology practice in Salem. He was active in the medical community at the state and local levels throughout his career. He is survived by his three daughters, two grandchildren, great-granddaughter, and sister. Source: Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal
Thomas Sagar, 87, passed away Aug. 7. He retired as a captain from the Marines in 1952 after serving in World War II and Korea. He earned a law degree from the University of Law, Southern California School of Law in Los Angeles. He was employed by San Diego County as a deputy district attorney and San Diego Gas and Electric Company as staff attorney and general assistant attorney. In 1971, Governor Ronald Reagan appointed him to the San Diego Bench. He was on the faculty of the California Judicial College, University of California, Berkeley. He served on and had been officer in the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Draft Board, the San Diego City and County YMCA board of directors. He is survived by his four children, two brothers, eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Sources: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times
Virginia Smith Tibbetts died on Feb. 4.
Robert Osborn passed away July 5, 2005. Source:
Anita Harriman Russel, 84, died Sept. 15. She was a federal contracting officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She is survived by three daughters, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Source: The Oregonian
Jacqueline Vanderveldt Flory, 79, passed away July 24. She lived in Alaska with her husband, Charlie, who preceded her in death, where she was a teacher and ran a logging company with her husband. She is survived by three sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother. Source: Daily Astorian (Ore.)

Robert McCullough, M.S.Ed., died Oct. 11. He was the former head basketball coach at Oregon College of Education, previously working as a high school teacher and coach. He was named the National NAIA coach of the year in 1967, and retired in 1981. He was inducted in to the Army Air-Corp shortly before World War II serving in Tillamook, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Florida, and left the service in 1945 as a First Lieutenant. He is survived by his wife, brother, two daughters, step-children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Source: Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal

Stanley Whipple, 83, passed away Oct. 28. He served as swimming, fitness, and self-defense instructor at numerous Navy bases after enlisting in 1943. He taught and coached in Oregon prior to serving as an administrator at Mollala and Pleasant Hill High Schools. He retired from education in 1968 and began selling real estate in Eugene, Ore. He later bought and ran three motels. Source: The Coos Bay (Ore.) World 
Carmalita Napier Lamoreaux, 77, passed away on Oct. 9. She taught elementary school in the Tigard/Tualatin School District. She is survived by her son, daughter, and grandchild.Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus
Georgia Dragick Gratke, 77, died Oct. 14. In 1953 she graduated from the University of Oregon School of Music. She taught music in Reedsport, Ore., and was active in the community. In 1979, she was appointed by Oregon Governor Atiyeh to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for seven years. In 1980 she received the Roseburg (Ore.) Area Chamber of Commerce First Citizen Award. She later worked in several real estate firms before retiring in the early 1990s. She is survived by a son, granddaughter, and two brothers. Source: Roseburg (Ore.) News-Review
Charles Head, M.A.Ed., 88, died Oct. 16. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp in World War II in France and Belgium. He was a junior high school teacher until retiring in 1981. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and three grandchildren. Source: Newport (Ore.) News-Times
Robert Elliott died July 22, 1992.

Philip Enholm passed away in October 1980.

Lloyd Hartman passed away on April 13, 2003.

Sidney Hays, O.D. '57, died August 14. He practiced optometry for 45 years in University Place, Wash., until his death. He was an active member of University Place Presbyterian Church, the West Tacoma Optimist Club, Optometric Physicians of Washington, Tacoma Yacht Club, and the Catalina Sailing Association. He is survived by his wife, Joan Whitchurch Hays '56; son, daughter, grandchildren, adopted daughter, and numerous foster children.

Robert Waln passed away June 22, 1993.
Blanche Lewis, 77, died Oct. 15. She taught at Brookwood Elementary School until retiring in 1986. She is survived by her sister and brother. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus
Irvin Bowman, O.D. '66, passed away July 3.
Larry Everson recently passed away. He served in Vietnam. He was employed by the general accounting office and by Bonneville Power Administration as a systems accountant for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two step-children, parents, and two brothers. Source: The Oregonian
Dorothy Frone, 92, died Nov. 1. She was a librarian for the Hillsboro Public Library for 13 years. She is survived by her two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus


Larry Crowley died Oct. 15. He worked in construction and then taught junior high school reading. He sang in the First Presbyterian Church choir. He is survived by his brother and sister.


Kalei Mahoe, 40, died Nov. 14. He worked as a landscaper and owned and operated Island Boys. He played semi-pro baseball for several teams. He is survived by his three children, his parents, brother, sister, and six nieces and nephews. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Chuck Marshall, M.A.T., died Oct. 4. He taught high school in the Beaverton (Ore.) School District. He is survived by his wife, two children, and sister. Source: The Oregonian

Yvonne Sagar passed away Jan. 1, 2005.



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