Dorothy Loretta Dishaw CAS ‘34, January 13, age 95. After studying at Albany College, she was a secretary, organist, and piano teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dishaw, and daughter, Barbara Seavers.
Asa Lewelling B.A. ‘36, September 7, 2007, age 92. During World War II he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross as a bomber pilot. A graduate of Willamette University College of Law, Lewelling practiced law in Salem for six decades.
Warde Erwin J.D. ‘39, October 5, 2007, of cancer, age 93. Erwin was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1939. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II at the Panama Canal as a second lieutenant. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and other outdoor activities.
Albert Garvin B.A. ‘41, December 2, 2007, age 89. He served as a pilot in both World War II and the Korean War. Working for the Bonneville Power Administration, he became one of their first computer programmers, eventually retiring in 1979 as a senior computer analyst.
Grace Kingsley Williams J.D. ‘42, June 22, 2007, age 90. Williams was the first woman elected to be a district attorney in Oregon. She practiced law in Canyon City and served as district attorney in Grant County for 20 years beginning in 1959. She was active in legal and civic affairs and in 1999, she was awarded the Oregon State Bar’s highest honor, the Award of Merit.
Ernest Raymond James B.S. ‘48, July 30, 2007, age 84. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During his career with Sherwin-Williams in Oregon and California, he was active as a parent, in community activities, and playing water sports. He worked as a sales representative for Grand Benedicts in Portland before his retirement.
Richard Nyland B.S. ‘49, December 31, 2007, age 83. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific. He was an assistant for the Bonneville Power Administration, where he worked for about 30 years.
Sallie McMullen Morasch B.S. ‘50, October 18, 2007, age 83. She graduated from Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing and was in the Army Nurse Corps before attending Lewis & Clark. Morasch and her husband, Merlin, founded Morasch Meats in Portland.
Charles Reese B.A. ‘51, January 10, age 82. Born in Portland, Reese served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, he was a data processor for Jantzen Knitting Mills and several lumber trucking companies.
Roy Lee Schenck B.S. ‘51, September 17, 2007, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, age 82. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a senior vice president for Far West Savings & Loan.
Carolyn Stauffer B.A. ‘53, January 11, age 76, in Denver. She worked in banking in Portland and Eugene and taught junior high math in Denver. She was an accomplished amateur pianist, knitter, and weaver, and enjoyed skiing and playing tennis.
Walter Yeager J.D. ‘53, age 85. A veteran of World War II, he spent three years in the South Pacific. Yeager was a senior deputy city attorney for Portland and entered private law practice in 1970. After retiring in 1996, he served as pro tem judge for several years.
Bill Huntley B.S. ‘54, M.A. ‘64, March 7, 2007.
Darrell Erik Lindquist B.S. ‘54, September 8, 2007, age 74. Lindquist served in the Army. He was a president of First Farwest Life Insurance and a partner in Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company.
Marion Tsefalas B.S. ‘54, December 19, 2007, age 82. He was decorated with a Bronze Star for his service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was extremely interested in the arts including classical music, jazz, movies, and live theatre; loved cooking and reading; and was a master gardener. He supported many Portland-area charities.
Harold Hart J.D. ‘56, May 30, 2007. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar for more than 50 years. Highlights of his legal career include clerking for Judge Gus Solomon, serving as Multnomah County deputy district attorney, teaching at Portland Community College, and privately practicing juvenile and family law. Lewis & Clark’s Aubrey R. Watzek Award was just one of the many community awards and accolades Hart received. He served on many boards and advisory committees but was best known for his service to Lincoln High School, where the school’s highest volunteer service award bears his name. Hart supported himself through high school, college, and law school by playing the clarinet and saxophone, and continued as an active member of jazz bands throughout his life.
Lee Reed Cunningham B.S. ‘63, July 14, 2007, age 70, of cancer. He made his career as an entrepreneur in real estate. He avidly followed hobbies including bonsai, woodworking, boating, cultural arts, family genealogy, and world travel. He was a longtime advocate for joint custody and the rights of both divorced parents.
Mike Nichols B.S. ‘63, January 6, age 68. A resident of Lake Oswego, he had studied in the counseling psychology program at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling after retiring as a physician.
Sarah Jane Ruckman West CAS ‘63, November 9, 2007, age 66, of lung cancer. She spent most of her career as a telecommunications engineer, working in Washington state and Hawaii. For the last five years, she lived in Mukilteo and worked for the Evergreen Hospital in Totem Lake, Washington.
JoAnne Dix B.A. ‘65, M.A.T. ‘71, December 6, 2007, age 78, of cancer. She was a teacher and counselor at Rowe Junior High School in Milwaukie for 27 years.
Karen Everhart-Hardman B.S. ‘66, September 30, 2007. She was a social worker whose concern for the children of Oregon, and the people who served them, kept her involved with children’s services for almost 40 years, ending with her retirement in 2000. Through those years, she mentored many other social workers.
Michael “Mikel” Eugene Pippi B.A. ‘69, September 16, 2007, age 60, of a brain aneurysm. Pippi had a varied career in nonprofit organizations promoting tourism, healthy lifestyles, economic development, and especially the arts. In Portland he served as executive director of the Regional Arts and Culture Council and as founding director of a government/education/business partnership for workforce and economic development at Portland State University, dedicated to the creative services business cluster.
Tim “Papa Yogi” DeBauw B.S. ‘70, August 18, 2007, age 59. He was a Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy for 13 years, spending much of his time on river patrol and earning a Medal of Valor for rescuing a family from drowning in the Columbia River. He later continued his maritime career with the Washington state ferry system, where he earned his pilot’s and captain’s licenses and served as chief mate.
Richard Allan Eby B.S. ‘71, September 19, 2007, age 58, of kidney cancer. Eby worked for Consolidated Freightways and later for the company’s subsidiary, Menlo Worldwide. There he became manager of accounting; he completed 35 years of service in July 2007. His motto was “Baseball is life.” Not only did he go to all of his own children’s games–when traveling out of town, he would find a local Little League game to attend.
Cindy Bidgood Robben B.S. ‘82, in 2007. She was an avid gardener and animal lover.
Stacy Winawer Beale B.A. ‘86, in 2007. Her interests included dedicated volunteer work and living an active lifestyle. For the past 21 years she lived in Santa Monica with her husband, Richard.
Music Professor Emerita Kilbuck Mourned
Edith Kilbuck B.M. ‘52, professor emerita of music, died March 23 of respiratory failure at age 76. She served on the college faculty from 1963 until her retirement in 1989.
After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Kilbuck earned her master’s degree from the Juilliard School and her doctorate of musical arts in harpsichord and music history from the University of Oregon. She also studied in Vienna, Florence, Prague, Antwerp, Haarlem, and Oxford.
A specialist in German baroque keyboard music, she began her career as a pianist, then switched to harpsichord after developing a chronic arthritic condition. An accomplished performer, Kilbuck was also deeply committed to teaching and understanding music in the broader context of the liberal arts. According to David Stabler, music critic for the Oregonian, her students remember her for her toughness as a teacher and for the first compliment she bestowed on them.
In the late 1980s, Stabler praised Kilbuck for her “remarkably brave approach to performing what is often referred to as the ‘Old Testament’ of keyboard music,” namely J.S. Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” In 1976, she and violinist Endre Granat recorded Bach’s complete works for violin and harpsichord for the Orion label.
According to President Tom Hochstettler, Kilbuck is remembered “for her artistry, her eloquence, her dignity, her integrity–and her marvelous sense of humor. Throughout her life she retained a deep pride in, affection for, and engagement with her Native American heritage.”
Kilbuck is survived by her siblings, Katherine Beggs, Elizabeth Asbury, John Kilbuck, and Helen Muchow.
A memorial service held in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on April 11 featured harpsichord music requested by Kilbuck as well as organ solos by Lee Garrett, professor emeritus of music, and remembrances by Linda Besant B.M. ‘69, Bruce Lamott B.A. ‘70, and Steve Knox, professor emeritus of English. Contributions in Kilbuck’s memory may be made to the music department in support of its chamber music program.
Kennedy Remembered for Service to Bar, Law School
Jack Kennedy J.D. ‘51, an active law school supporter and benefactor for many years, died March 18 at age 84.
Raised in Astoria, Kennedy served during World War II as a Navy signalman second class throughout the Pacific Theater. He maintained his semaphore skills and his enthusiasm for boating until his death.
Kennedy attended the law school’s evening program, graduating first in his class. He distinguished himself as a trial lawyer, most recently practicing with Kennedy, King & Zimmer and Kennedy, Watts, Arellano & Ricks. Kennedy remained actively engaged in the practice of law until his death. He devoted countless hours of service to the legal profession, including service as president of the Oregon State Bar, founder and director of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and charter fellow of the Oregon Law Foundation. Among his many distinctions, he was a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
With all that, Kennedy was proudest of his involvement with the law school. He served as a trustee, participated in the school’s 1965 merger with Lewis & Clark College, and subsequently served as a member of the Board of Overseers and the Law School Committee. He received the law school’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 1983.
He married Clara Hagans, whom he met while applying for a job at Farmers Insurance, in 1948. In addition to Clara, survivors include two sons, Jim and John, and three grandchildren.
Amazed to the end that he had the opportunity to become a lawyer, Kennedy expressed his gratitude through his involvement with the law school. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack L. Kennedy Fund for Working Evening Law Students at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.