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Class of 1957

    • 10/14/2016

      Linda Allaway BS ’57 is now retired after a career as an educator and consultant on asthma and air quality issues. She lives in Portland and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren, gardening, cooking, and studying Pacific Northwest history. She also serves as a historical interpreter for the National Park Service.

    • 12/20/2019

      Lloyd Babler BS ’57, December 20, 2018, age 87. Before his time at Lewis & Clark, Babler served aboard the USS New Jersey during the Korean War, spending 42 months at sea. Upon his return and subsequent graduation, he founded Western International Investors and Developers with his brother, Thomas, and friend, Ray Town. Over the course of a full career, he was a life member of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, chair of the negotiating committee for the Associated General Contractors, and founder of the Oregon chapter of the State Asphalt Pavement Association. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; children Megan, Heidi, and Christopher; and three grandchildren.

    • 05/26/2016

      Beverly Piland Creamer BS ’57, May 25, 2016, age 80. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Hospital until retiring in 2000. She was an ardent reader of science fiction, westerns, and mysteries. She also loved to camp, fish, watch birds, and care for her garden. Survivors include her two children, Brian and Karanne; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

    • 06/20/2019

      Keith Harcourt BA ’57, June 20, 2019, age 84. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Harcourt completed his medical training at the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University) and practiced general surgery in Pendleton, Oregon, for 32 years. After retiring, he remained active and volunteered with several organizations, including Hospice of Pendleton, the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board, and his church. Harcourt is survived by his wife, Patricia Akse Harcourt BS ’57; children Matt, Brian, and Joyce Harcourt-Meyersick ’85; brothers Hugh Harcourt BA ’52 and Scott Harcourt; and two grandchildren.

    • 07/18/2017

      Henry J. Kilmer BS ’57, July 17, 2017, age 82. Kilmer was a passionate educator with a career spanning more than 50 years. He taught at Molalla and Rex Putnam High Schools, and served as the principal of Clackamas High School. Over the years, Kilmer worked as a superintendent in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Nevada. Survivors include his five children, Henry III, Steve, Nanci, Debby, and Martie; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

    • 01/17/2019

      Jerry B. McClelland BS ’57, January 17, 2019, age 83. McClelland was a professional musician and music teacher who loved his work. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and gardening. McClelland was a generous volunteer in his church, Lake Grove Presbyterian, and a loyal attendee of any event in which his grandchildren were involved. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nancy; children, Beth, Bruce, and Bonnie; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 10/14/2016

      Willard “Laddy” Mears ’57 and his wife, Meredith Hiss Mears BS ’62, are enjoying retirement on the banks of Lower Fire Lake in Eagle River, about 13 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. Mears took up flying soon after moving to Alaska in the 1970s to work as the state’s loss control manager. His family has enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities surrounded by Alaska’s scenic beauty. Now, with two married daughters and five grandchildren, Mears and his wife make plenty of trips to warmer climes for visits.

    • 03/11/2018

      James D. Raines BS ’57, March 10, 2018, age 84. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Raines studied speech therapy and hearing pathology at Oregon Health & Science University. He worked as a speech and hearing consultant for Vancouver Public Schools; served as executive director of the Vancouver Education Association; and worked as director of the Washington Education Association. Away from the office, Raines enjoyed performing in Off Broadway productions on the East Coast. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Wilma; a son-in-law; and many loving nieces and nephews.

    • 06/07/2019

      David Sellers BA ’57, June 7, 2019, age 85. Sellers met Clara Wright BS ’58 while at Lewis & Clark, and the two were married in March 1957. Soon after graduation, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where Sellers earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Eventually, the family returned to Portland, where Sellers taught at Lewis & Clark until 1965. Later, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Sellers worked for the CIA. In 2001, Clara Wright passed away. Sellers later married Dianne Shiner, and the couple moved to Freeland, Washington. He loved spending time on Whidbey Island, where he had a home. Survivors include his wife, Dianne; six children; three step-children; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

    • 02/01/2018

      David Sellers BA ’57 writes that he’s “enjoying retirement on Whidbey Island (Washington) and keeping up with his six children scattered all over the U.S. and the world.”

    • 04/02/2018

      Carl E. Smith ’57, April 1, 2018, age 82. After graduation, Smith met Patti Hart, and they formed the Patti Hart Trio, with Smith playing tenor saxophone and flute. He also started Carl Smith and the Natural Gas Co., a 12-piece band. In addition to being a great lover of jazz, he spent lots of time outdoors. Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge were among his favorite places to visit. Survivors include his second wife, Karen; seven children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 09/09/2017

      Edgar W. Tomlin ’57, September 8, 2017, age 82. Tomlin worked in radio engineering, a career that enabled him to travel throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Botswana, and Morocco. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by history and genealogy. Survivors include his children, Khristina and Edgar, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    • 12/21/2017

      Fred T. Wilcox BS ’57, December 20, 2017, age 82. After marrying in 1960, Wilcox moved to Hawai‘i, where he worked for Liberty House department stores. In 1979, he founded Wilcox Miller & Nelson, an executive search firm. Survivors include wife Elisa and children Traci and Robert.