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Class of 1955

  • AN

    Albert A. Nickels BS ’55, December 14, 2017, age 87. Nickels was co-owner of West Linn (Oregon) Drugs, until he retired in 1995. He loved the Oregon State Beavers and spent his free time traveling, gardening, and relaxing at his beach cabin. Survivors include his wife Faye; children Annette, Clark, and Leslie; and one grandson.

  • KO

    Kenneth N. Owens BA ’55, September 10, 2017, age 84. Owens enjoyed an accomplished teaching career, working more than 30 years in the history department at California State University at Sacramento. He helped establish a degree in public history at the school as well as a joint doctoral program with the University of California at Santa Barbara. The author of a number of books on American history, Owens helped found the California Council for the Promotion of History. He also played with jazz bands, the Oregon Symphony, and the Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Sally; daughters, Victoria and Melissa; and four grandchildren.

  • RT
    • 10/14/2016

      Ruth Gregerson Tyler BS ’55 lives in Salem, Oregon, with her retired husband, oral surgeon Joseph Tyler. She still lives in the home they built 50 years ago. In June 2016, Tyler and her husband celebrated 60 years of marriage. Their five married children live in Oregon and Washington, along with 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. During the summer months, they enjoy their family cabin in McCall, Idaho. Tyler says she is proud to be an L&C alumna of 60+ years.