In Memory: Jack Nehring ’59, MAEd ’67

Jack Nehring ’59, MAEd ’67 died Oct. 11, 2018, at age 81. He was an all-around sportsman, excelling in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was recruited under scholarship to Pacific for football while attending Centralia (Wash.) Community College, and both colleges have honored him in their football halls of fame.

Upon transferring to Pacific, he met the love of his life, Sally (Billeter) ’58, and the two were married Aug. 16, 1958. They raised three children together. He and Sally seldom missed their sons’ football, cross-country, wrestling or baseball games, which then extended to their grandchildren as they began participating in sports.

Jack and Sally were honored at W. F. West High School in Chehalis, Wash., and awarded “Bearcat Supporters of the Year” in 1998. Always a lending hand to others, he was a pillar in his community and church. He served on various church committees, volunteered long hours at the local food bank, and was one of the leading members of Lewis County Work Opportunities organization, helping those with disabilities secure proper training for work. He was a loving husband, friend, teacher, coach, principal, master fisherman, carpenter, and Jack of all trades. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally (Beilleter) ’58; sons, David ’84, Robert and Bradley; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dec. 7, 2018