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Friend of the College Dies

June 13, 2005

Chester Beals, a member of Lewis & Clark’s Heritage Society and a generous friend of the College, died November 26, 2004, at age 91.

Beals was born in Maple Valley, Washington. He served in the Navy Reserve and worked for Crown Willamette in Camas. He lived in the Camas/Vancouver area for about 20 years. In 1934, he married Marion Ackerman, who survives him.

Chester and Marion became part of the Lewis & Clark family in the early 1980s, when a friend introduced them to the College. Over the years, they attended numerous plays in Fir Acres Theatre, participated in the annual International Fair, and visited with students at the annual Scholarship Luncheon.

The Beals established two unitrusts and a gift annuity with the College to endow a scholarship–the Chester T. and Marion L. Beals Memorial Scholarship-to support students in the overseas study program or other international courses or experiences.

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