Kenneth Hulburt B.A. ‘34, July 12, 2006, age 92. He worked for 30 years in the public school system as a teacher, athletic coach, and principal. He was on the board of the Medford Rural Fire District and was state president for three years for the Oregon Fire District Directors.
Helen MacPherson Connine B.S. ‘43, September 9, 2006, age 84. She taught second and sixth grades for 28 years in the Glide School District.
O. Harold Smith B.A. ‘45, September 11, 2006, age 83. He owned a certified public accounting firm, Smith, Gerstein & Smith, and was a member of the school board in Vancouver, Washington.
Dean E. Billings B.S. ‘48, September 10, 2006, age 82. He served in the Navy during World War II and made a career as an engineer for E.S. Constant Company.
Robert Kent B.S. ‘48, September 4, 2006, age 78. He was a vice president of Western Equipment Company of Portland.
Duncan O. Faus B.A. ‘49, July 25, 2006, age 82. He lived in Monterey, California, where he taught mathematics and loved to ride his bicycle through the byways of the Monterey Peninsula.
William Wonderlick B.S. ‘49, November 5, 2006, age 79. He was a teacher for Portland Public Schools.
Lee A. Daniels B.S. ‘50, September 2, 2006, age 79. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Naval Reserve during the Korean War. He worked for 30 years as a business development officer for U.S. Bank. Past president of Mount Hood Ski Patrol and commodore of Klamath Yacht Club, he climbed Mount Hood and Mount Rainier and sailed the South Pacific.
William E. Heber Jr. B.A. ‘50, August 5, 2006, age 80. He was a principal and superintendent for the Cupertino (California) School District.
Patrick Howland B.S. ‘50, August 1, 2006, age 80. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later went to work as an insurance agent.
Helen Bonadurer Mader B.S. ‘51, August 15, 2006, age 78. She worked as an accountant and a realtor.
Charles L. “Mickey” Healey B.S. ‘52, November 8, 2006, age 88. He served with the Army Air Corps 17th Photo Reconnaissance during World War II. He later worked at the Social Security Administration and took pride in his lithograph work.
Mary Miller Leaverton B.A. ‘52, September 6, 2006, age 76. She was a kindergarten and second grade teacher at Duniway Elementary School. She was a member of the Town Club and a board member of the Parry Center.
Warren Lindstedt B.A. ‘53, August 2005. He was a member of Lambda Phi Epsilon and worked in medical claims and personnel.
Blanche Caffiere M.Ed. ‘54, November 19, 2006, age 100. She was an avid swimmer well into her 80s. A schoolteacher and librarian for more than 50 years, she taught in Seattle, Portland, and in London as a Fulbright exchange teacher. She met the young Bill Gates while working as a librarian at Seattle’s View Ridge School. Gates later credited her with inspiring his philanthropic effort to bring technology into school libraries. Caffiere published several articles and books including Rocking Chair Memories (2002), about her childhood.
Esther Evans Leinbach B.S. ‘54, October 14, 2006, age 82. She was a caseworker for the Yamhill County Welfare Office and had a passion for the peace movement, natural foods, and alternative healing movements. A lifetime member of the International Society for Astrological Research, she published a daily forecast titled “Daily Astrological Currents” and numerous books including Degrees of the Zodiac (Macoy Publishing, 1972).
Jaqueline Pochert Sandvig B.S. ‘54, October 29, 2006, age 77. She taught for Portland Public Schools, and later for Navy dependent schools in Italy, Morocco, and Guam.
Virgil Edwin Velene J.D. ‘56, July 21, 2006, age 91. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service for 35 years.
Myles Ralston J.D. ‘58, August 13, 2006, age 78.
Gary Wright B.S. ‘58, October 29, 2006, age 70. After serving in the Navy, he moved to Tigard in the late 1960s and was a counselor for the Tigard School District for more than 20 years.
William B. Workman B.S. ‘59, September 20, 2006, age 69. He played “FanFare” on his coronet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and learned to fly a plane in the National Guard. After earning a master’s degree from Harvard Business School, he founded Workman Forest Products and Pacific Mill Supply.
Ella I. Kennell B.A. ‘61, September 12, 2006, age 87. She was a secretary at the Bonneville Power Administration and a longtime member of the Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist in Portland.
Sandra L. Lindsey B.A. ‘64, J.D. ‘99, September 20, 2006, age 64. She was an English professor.
Allen Hein J.D. ‘69, July 19, 2006, age 68.
Richard G. Ford J.D. ‘71, August 23, 2006, age 66. He was a contract lawyer for Boeing.
Terrence C. Tindall B.S. ‘71, M.A. ‘74, September 7, 2006, age 59. He taught special education and served as a school psychologist in Yuma, Arizona.
Maureen Karigan-Goodrich M.A. ‘72, August 4, 2006, age 59. She was a special education teacher in Lake Oswego and Tuality high schools.
Sally Pierce Sandy B.S. ‘73, September 9, 2006, age 55.
Sarah St. John Creswell B.A. ‘76, July 23, 2006, age 51. She met her husband-to-be, Jeff Creswell B.A. ‘76, during her first year at Lewis & Clark. She taught for Portland Public Schools over 16 years at nine elementary schools.
Michael Thomas Muñiz J.D. ‘78, September 30, 2006. In private practice Muñiz specialized in immigration law. He received many honors for his work, including the 2005 Gerald H. Robinson Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was a founding member of Scholarships for Oregon Latinos, a program to assist Hispanic students in their education.
Eric K. Manning B.A. ‘81, August 28, 2006, age 47. A clinical psychologist, he was active in social service agencies in Santa Barbara, California.
Debra “Debi” Anderson J.D. ‘88, July 9, 2006, age 49. Anderson practiced law with Schulte Anderson and was active in the Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division, where she founded several community service programs. Beginning in 1996, she shifted her focus from her profession to her family and community activities. She was named Bridlemile Elementary Volunteer of the Year in 2005 and was honored with a Bridlemile Heart of the Community Award in 2006.
Linda Algar J.D. ‘94, April 16, 2006, age 62.
Elizabeth “Lisa” Diane Geary J.D. ‘96, June 28, 2006, age 51. A member of the bar since 1997, she had practiced in both Oregon and Washington.
Elizabeth “Becky” Johnson, whose lifelong passion was education, died January 1 at age 93. She was a life trustee of Lewis & Clark and a recipient of the College’s Aubrey Watzek Award.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree in English literature from Wellesley College, Johnson taught in Ohio and Michigan high schools. During World War II, she volunteered for the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the U.S. Navy. While recruiting in Portland, she met Captain Samuel Johnson, and they married in 1944. Sam Johnson, mill owner, lumberman, investment manager, and seven-term Oregon legislator, was mayor of Redmond when he died in 1984. Together the Johnsons founded the Samuel S. Johnson Foundation, and they owned, managed, and provided public access to the 160 acres of central Oregon forest land that include Camp Sherman and the headwaters of the Metolius River.
Becky Johnson’s many civic activities included service on the state Board of Higher Education and other Oregon educational agencies.
Survivors include her daughters Betsy Johnson J.D. ‘77, Oregon state senator from Scappoose, and Patti Johnson.
Kenneth H. Pierce, former faculty and trustee of Lewis & Clark, died December 28, 2006, at his home in Boca Raton, Florida, at age 82.
Pierce enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and flew 35 missions despite being shot down on his first mission. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and taught in Harvard’s M.B.A. program in Tehran and at Oregon State, Portland State, and Lewis & Clark.
He cofounded Precision Castparts in Portland and retired as CEO of Instromedix, a medical electronics company.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Resneck Pierce, who was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College at Lewis & Clark from 1990 to 1992, and president of the University of Puget Sound from 1992 to 2003; daughter, Faith Morningstar; son, Michael Pierce; stepdaughter, Sasha Siegel; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Alexander “Sandy” Davidson B.S. ‘59, who was instrumental in raising funds for Lewis & Clark’s class of ‘59 scholarship fund, died December 21, 2006, at age 82.
Born and raised in Scotland, Davidson served in the British Royal Navy during World War II. In 1948, sponsored by relatives in Portland, he immigrated to the United States to attend Lewis & Clark. The year after graduating, he was assistant dean of men under Football Coach and Dean of Men Joe Huston. Davidson went to the Midwest, earning a master’s degree from the University of Iowa and marrying Bonnie Reid in Iowa in 1963, then returned to Lewis & Clark as director of residences.
Davidson retired in 1985 from Dakota State University at Madison as dean of students and director of counseling. After retirement, he worked at the Madison Career Learning Center and as a motivational speaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Harmdierks and Jennifer Weatherill; two brothers, George and William; three sisters, Betty French, Dorothy Amos, and Isobel Ellis; and four grandchildren.
Doreen Stamm Margolin J.D. ‘81 died January 8 of cancer at age 59. She was president of the law school’s Alumni Board at the time of her death.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Doreen Stamm attended New York University, where she met law student Phillip Margolin. They married in 1968, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1969. After the couple moved to Oregon, Doreen Margolin worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst until 1975, when she started her family and then decided to attend law school.
Margolin became a sole practitioner in Portland, specializing in family law. She served as a Multnomah County circuit court judge pro tem from 1994 to 1999 and was very active in legal, community, and education affairs.
She continued to be involved with the law school through work on the Board of Visitors, with the Gantenbein Society, and on the Alumni Board.
Survivors include her husband; son, Daniel; daughter, Ami; brother, Neil Stamm; and a granddaughter.
Harlow F. Lenon J.D. ‘37, who served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for 16 years and taught courses at the law school for 24 years, died October 25, 2006, at age 92.
A native of Portland, Lenon began his legal career in private practice with his father, Charles, continuing there until he entered the service during World War II. Returning as a much-decorated veteran, Lenon resumed his law practice in 1945, and was appointed in 1965 to the circuit court in a new domestic relations department.
Following his retirement, Lenon volunteered for 15 years as a reader taping books for the blind.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; sons, Walter and Tom; sister, Esther Setterberg; and three grandsons.
John Anderson, professor emeritus of religious studies and a longtime friend of the College, died December 8, 2006, at age 97.
Anderson graduated from Coe College in Iowa and received a master’s degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. In 1935, he married Sarah Elizabeth Park; she died in 1991.
During his 30-year tenure at Lewis & Clark, Anderson served as department chair and chaplain, led overseas programs to Greece and Iran, chaired the Western Civilization program, instituted a course in Old Testament studies, volunteered as golf coach, and initiated a study program in Hellenistic Greek.
He also coordinated a Religious Emphasis Week at educational institutions throughout the Northwest for more than 10 years, helped write the national exams adopted by the Presbyterian Church for ordination to the pastorate, and spoke on spiritual issues at churches throughout the region. After retiring from Lewis & Clark, he became pastor of Springwater Presbyterian Church in Estacada, where he served until 1987.
“John was a wise, witty man who always had a twinkle in his eye,” remembers Anne Brown B.A. ‘60, a lifelong friend of the Anderson family. “I often turned to him for advice and inspiration over the years.”
Survivors include his daughter, Margaret; sons, James and H. Lenox; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Berkson, professor emerita of English, died April 7 at age 68. A feminist scholar and educator, she taught at Lewis & Clark from 1981 until her retirement in 2004.
“Dorothy embraced literature as a source of meaning, value, and beauty in the world, and transmitted to me, as well as to others, her conviction that a life devoted to literature, and balanced with devotion to family, had no regrets,” says Rishona Zimring, associate professor of English and department chair. “She gave tremendously to her students, many of whose lives she changed. Her great gusto will be missed.”
Berkson was a presenter in Lewis & Clark’s first Gender Studies Symposium 26 years ago. For the gender studies minor, she designed a course titled Gender and Aesthetic Expression, which she continued to teach for many years.
Berkson’s research focused on 19th-century American literature, with particular expertise in the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Among many honors and distinctions, she received the Jane Bakerman Award for the Best Essay in Feminist Criticism of the Popular Culture Association in 1989. She was also active in service to the College through leadership on innumerable projects and committees during the course of her career.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; daughter Margaret Berkson B.A. ‘93; son, David; brothers, James, David, and Charles Warren: and one grandchild.
Contributions toward an annual lecture at the College’s Gender Studies Symposium may be made to the Dorothy Berkson Lectureship Fund.