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1962

Raymond Morris B.S. was a pilot biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska from 1962 to 1967 and then an oil and hazardous materials officer with the Environmental Protection Agency. He retired from the EPA in 1982 to become an independent environmental consultant in Alaska. He is divorced from his wife, Anita, and has two sons and two daughters, all living in Alaska. Morris says he suffered a stroke in February 2008, “but luck was with me and I’m making good progress in rehab.”

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Duane Rhoadarmer B.A. retired at the end of December 2006 after 38 years of full-time ministry in small parishes in the upper Midwest. Since then he has done some part-time interim ministry, but also enjoyed traveling around the United States.

1966

Judge Betty Roberts J.D. was named an honorary dame of the Royal Rosarians during the Portland Rose Festival in June 2008.

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David Shilling B.A. and Marvi Andrus Shilling B.A. are retired in France. They can best be reached by e-mail: marvishill@aol.com.

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Mike Conaway B.A. had a one-man show of his photography, titled A Photographer’s Journal, at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in summer 2008. Previously, Conaway has had work selected for the Governor’s Capital Art Exhibit in Cheyenne and has freelanced for several Wyoming newspapers. He has been an adjunct instructor in photography for Montana State University at Billings and for Western Wyoming Community College at Evanston. A firm believer in having a day job, he is a school principal at an alternative school working with emotionally disturbed youth.

Jo Ann Staebler B.A. earned her M.A. in medieval and early modern history at the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor she learned how to do publications working for the Presbyterian church there. She and her husband, Peter, married in 1978; they moved to Virginia and had two children. “I founded and produced a children’s musical theater for five years,” she says, but “everything changed in 1999 when I entered seminary. In 2003 our daughter Joanna graduated from L&C, our son Joel graduated from high school, and I received the master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary/Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. We celebrated with a fabulous adventure in the United Kingdom and Iceland.” She has now finished all requirements and is looking for a pastoral call. With her children settled in Washington state, she would prefer a Presbyterian church in the Pacific Northwest. “Is your church looking for a pastor?”

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