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June 14, 2004

1951

Walter “Walt” Eneidi ’51 worked at the Lawrence Livermore Lab in Livermore, California, for 30 years.

1954

Virginia Lindle ’54 has created a CD of classical music titledA Gift of Song: A Tribute to American, French, and Yiddish Songs. She first performed the CD material at the Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York City, where she teaches. In addition to music by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Francis Poulenc, Virginia’s CD includes two songs by Dale Kugel ’53. Her husband, R. Blair Lindle ’54, has retired. Virginia says they are doing well.

1956

Betty Blomquist Thompson ’56 retired from the Oregon Health & Science University anesthesiology faculty in 1990 after 27 years. She is enjoying retirement and has done extensive traveling, including taking five trips to a mission hospital in Kenya.

Jack Triplett ’56 has been with the Brookings Institution since 1996. He earned a Ph.D. in economics at the University of California. Triplett taught at the University of Oregon and Washington University. He later held research and analysis positions with the government, attaining the title of chief economist for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Triplett and his wife, economist B.K. Atrostic, have one daughter, Pimone, who teaches creative writing at the University of Oregon.

1958

Robert “Bob” Adkins ’58 has directed the men’s chorus and the mixed chorus at the Senior Estates Golf and Country Club in Woodburn for the past five years. He has won seven Telly Awards for television documentaries about World War II. He golfs daily and has started drumming again for Saturday night dances. Adkins and his wife are active in the Woodburn United Methodist Church. He writes, “This is retirement? This is paradise!”

Carol Thompson O’Connor ’58 has retired after 45 years in nursing. She taught and worked in most areas of nursing and health care, spending the last 13 1/2 years with Kaiser Permanente. She says she plans to move to Arizona in fall 2004 to be near her daughter, son-in-law, and adorable granddaughter, 3.

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