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In Memoriam: Donald Larson OD '56
In Memoriam: Larry Burden '52, MAED '56
In Memoriam: Edward Goodridge '56, OD '57
Chuck Samuel
Charles "Chuck" Samuel '56, OD '57, former chief of optometry at Kaiser Permanente N.W., died June 29, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Charles Samuel
Charles "Chuck" Samuel, age 84, died June 29, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Kenneth Box '56 passed away at the age of 88 on Oct. 14, 2019. He received his teaching degree from Pacific in 1959 and then went on to obtain his Masters Degree. After graduation, Box worked at Yamhill High School, where he met Becky, his wife of 62 years. They settled in the Beaverton area where he taught high school and then became an administrator for the Beaverton School District. 
Varina French
Even if she had done nothing else at Pacific, Varina French ’56, MS ’65 would have been remembered for her 17 years spent coaching women’s volleyball, softball, track and field and gymnastics, and for becoming the first female physical education department chair in the West.
David Qualls ’54, OD ’56 died Nov. 27, 2018, at age 86.