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Class of 1959

  • Donald B. Bowerman JD ’59
    DB
    • 02/10/2015

      Was named in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury litigation. Bowerman is with the Oregon City firm Bowerman & David.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury litigation.

  • WB
    • 09/01/2013

      Was honored by the Colorado Bar Association for his 50 years of outstanding service to the legal community. During his career Braucher was commerce counsel in the law department of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, as well as assistant attorney general for Colorado and counsel to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. In his private law practice, Braucher specialized in transportation law, representing carrier and shipper interests before state and federal agencies and federal court. He was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to the position of trustee in the liquidation of a major Denver-based motor carrier before retiring in 2000.

  • RW

    Richard L. Watson BS ’59, July 10, 2016, age 79. In 1961, Watson married Sally Hart in Watertown, New York. Survivors include his wife; sons William, Timothy, and Michael; and three grandchildren.

  • GY

    Gordon W. Yelton BS ’59, March 21, 2016, age 84. Yelton worked for Sears and Roebuck for several years following his graduation. He married Joan Mundigel in 1964. In 1970, with two small children, he moved his family to Bend, Oregon, where they owned and operated a small gift and housewares shop called Things Etc. After retiring, Yelton enjoyed taking care of his yard, visiting with his neighbors, and walking his dogs. Survivors include his wife, Joan; son Mark; and daughter Elizabeth.