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Class Notes - 1960s

February 13, 2014


Class Correspondent: Roger Adams

Dale Rutherford B.S. recently returned from a wonderful trip to Cuba.


Lee Altig Beach CAS and husband Byron Beach B.S. ’62 followed job paths to New Jersey and Chicago before returning to Oregon to run a lodging facility in Camp Sherman for 12 years. Lee then went to work as a reporter for the Klamath Falls Herald and News. She attempted to retire four years ago but still assists at the paper. Byron came out of retirement at age 60 to take a dream job at the Amtrak depot in Klamath Falls. A train enthusiast, he now has a garden railroad in the couple’s backyard. Both Lee and Byron are grateful to the college for opening so many doors of knowledge to the world.

Karen Hicks B.S. was an Alpha Gamma sorority member who received her M.L.S. in 1967 from the University of Denver. She spent 36 years in various library positions from elementary school to college and also served as a public librarian. She retired in 2003 as public services librarian at Portland’s Concordia University. She spends her time volunteering and enjoying her two grandsons.

Judy Smith Huddleston B.S. is retired and spends over a month each year in Florida collecting shells. She uses them to create mosaic art, trade, and give to the Oregon Shell Club. Her worldwide travels have taken her to Turkey, Israel, Jordan, the Scandinavian countries, Russia, the Philippines, Panama, and Mexico. Huddleston’s first husband, Bud Smith B.S., is still missing in action after his Air Force plane went down in Vietnam in 1968.

Elizabeth Lowell Sims B.S. taught school for three years, took time off to raise her daughter, and then worked at Tektronix before helping her husband build a home in Beaverton, Oregon. Since her husband of 39 years passed away, she has lived next door to her daughter and has enjoyed watching her two grandsons grow up. She enjoys traveling, working with stained glass, sewing, and painting with watercolors.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014

Class Correspondent: Margi Crain Brown

Jan McNeil Boutin B.A. ’64 has completed her latest book, Oregon’s Own Gerry Frank: His Family, Friends and Fond Memories. The book is the first biography of the gregarious and much-loved fourth-generation Oregonian from the Meier & Frank department store family. Boutin, a fine arts and art history major at Lewis & Clark, researched, wrote, and illustrated the book. Frank served as U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield’s chief of staff for more than two decades and is a writer and author in his own right. Lewis & Clark alumni will find a special connection in reading about Frank’s uncle, M. Lloyd Frank, who built the Fir Acres estate that later became the college campus. Boutin and her husband, Jim Boutin B.S. (a first-team All-American basketball player for the Pioneers), split their time between homes in Salem and at the beach at Neskowin.


Ronda Kotelchuck B.S. was honored as the founding CEO of Primary Care Development Corporation at the organization’s 25th anniversary.


Marvina Andrus Shilling B.A. and her husband of 42 years, David Shilling B.A., are retired and split their time between Laguna Beach, California, and France. Marvina received her M.A. in French literature from Harvard University and an M.A. in international human resources from Marymount University. She was the founder of a consulting firm, Intercultural Management Training & Consulting, which focused on cultural differences in the workplace. Her ability to present in French or English was a marketing plus. Her most challenging training assignment was for Fort James Corporation, a paper manufacturing company that had purchased a European paper company with subsidiaries in five European countries. Other clients included the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State; the U.S. Information Agency; the World Bank; the Center for Foreign Journalists; and Saint-Gobain/Carr Lowrey Glass Company.

Marvina notes, “Our time overseas has been precious for us (allowing us to form bilingual third-culture kids), so much so that it has been impossible to give up. And now we live between two continents. All this, thanks to Lewis & Clark’s overseas experiences.”


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014

Class Correspondent: Michael Homan

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