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February 11, 2002

H. Franklin Wilkins ’36, October 3. He was a chemist for Pennwalt Corporation until he retired in 1972.


Kathleen Dillon Melville ’40, March 16, 2001.


John B. Zevely ’48, July 26. He served in the U.S. Navy in Australia, after which he established a private general medicine practice in Stevenson, Washington. Zevely retired in 1988 after 22 years as an anesthesiologist at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.


Elmer Sidney Drake Jr. ’50, March 17, 2001. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He was a high school English and social studies teacher, first in Woodland, Washington, and then at Lincoln and Madison high schools in Portland. He retired in the early 1980s.


Philip Gogo ’50, July 20. He served in the Oregon National Guard and then was a school teacher at Boscoe Barnes Elementary School in Hillsboro and a principal for Portland Public Schools.


Jason “Jack” Shipley ’50, October 4, 2001. As an alumnus, Shipley supported the Lewis & Clark athletics teams, especially football.


Milton Ralph Staple ’50, July 10. He taught English, history, and driver education and was an assistant track coach at David Douglas High School. He retired in 1986, after working for more than 30 years.


Russell Herbert Califf ’51, April 11. He was a lithographer for various companies and retired in 1990.


Charles Hill ’51, May 17, 2000.


Bobby Lee Schilling ’52, May 23. He served in the U.S. Navy and then in the Navy Reserve. He was a circulation district manager for the Oregonian for six years and then worked in insurance sales until he retired in 1998.


Ronald Coleman Cunningham ’55, April 21. He was a salesman for Johnson Liber Company until retiring in 1972.


Genevieve Lucille Martin ’56, September 19. She was a teacher in Portland for 25 years.


Betty Jo Edwards ’57, September 26. She served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 34 years, retiring as a colonel in 1986. She was a medical technologist for Providence Hospital and later the Veterans Administration Hospital. She retired in 1986. Edwards was a past president of the Oregon State Society of Medical Technologists.


Thomas J. Speros ’61, July 14. He was a social worker for Multnomah County, a director of drug and alcohol abuse programs for Solano County, California, an independent filmmaker, and a resort manager at Burntside Lake, Ely, Minnesota. He loved the theatre and movies.


Ray Steinfeld Jr. ’68, September 10. He was cochair and chief executive officer for Steinfeld’s Products company until the company was sold in 1999, at which time he became vice president. He served on the board of many philanthropic organizations and was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.


Sandra “Sandy” Burket Hansen ’69, August 26. A former Metro councilor, Hansen was a strong advocate for regional parks and green spaces. For much of her career, she taught school at Humboldt Grade School and Ockley Green Middle School in north Portland. Hansen firmly believed in the value of education for everyone, and she committed time and energy to numerous local organizations.


Arthur L. Evens Jr. M.A.T. ’70, April 14. He served in the U.S. Air Force before teaching junior high school in Vancouver, Washington, for 32 years.


Karen Loibl Swain ’71, September 2. She was an elementary school teacher for Portland Public Schools, a West Linn alternative school, Molalla Head Start, and Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District until 1996.


William Michael Dale ’72, September 23. He worked for the Clackamas County Circuit Court. Dale enjoyed hiking and watching baseball with his nephews, and his participation in community events will be missed.


Paul Thomas Kahn M.A.T. ’74, June 14. He was first a public school teacher and then a Portland firefighter. He enjoyed cooking chocolate treats, playing golf, bicycling, and fishing.


Marien G. Burger M.A.T. ’75, February 27, 2001. She was a high school teacher at Cascade Locks High School for 10 years.


Joan St. Clair ’80, October 9. She taught at Gordon Russell Middle School in Gresham and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Portland.


Virginia J. Stevenson Charter M.A.T. ’81, October 8. She taught middle school in the Centennial School District until retiring in 1985. She was a member of Lynch Baptist Church (now Living Hope Baptist Church) for 50 years.


Raymund E. Nelson Jr. ’85, March 1, 2001. He was a grocery market researcher for Benner Research.


Craig Sempert ’86, August 10. He developed an interest in marine biology while serving in the U.S. Navy. He opened Craig’s Dive Center in Craig, Alaska, where he focused on surveying the environmental impact of commercial fishing on the island.


Orville Douglas Ward M.A. ’86, September 11, 2000. He worked for GTE for 30 years before he retired, earned a master’s degree, and then became a self-employed counselor.


Robert “Bob” Hayutin ’88, August 18, 2000. He was a father, husband, carpenter, farmer, dump-truck driver, and director of the local Three Rivers Land Trust. Hayutin lived in Poania, Alaska.


Darcy Andrea Valentine ’94, March 31, 2001. She was a senior campaign director for the Team in Training for the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Former library director dies

James W. Pirie, director of Aubrey R. Watzek Library from 1966 to 1982, died February 7 at age 88. “Faculty who arrived at Lewis & Clark during Jim’s tenure remember well how he welcomed them to the College and supported their teaching and research,” said President Michael Mooney. “He was a gracious, kind, and gentle man with a deep love of books and the craft of bibliography.” During World War II, Pirie served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific. He received bachelor’s degrees from New York University and Pratt Institute and a master’s degree from Western Reserve University. Pirie is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his children, Cathie P. Noble, Ellen Pirie, and Robert Pirie; and eight grandchildren. 


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