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Class of 1961

    • 02/01/2018

      Gordon W. Makinster BS ’56, MEd ’61, January 31, 2018, age 87. Makinster taught physical education and served as a track and field coach at Wilson High School in Portland. He also worked as scorekeeper for the Portland Trailblazers for their first 25 years of existence. Survivors include wife Beverly and daughters Judy and Donna.

    • 02/10/2017

      Henry Smith Kane JD ’61 died January 11, 2017. He was 90 years old.

      Born in New York City, Henry served in the Army during World War II before earning a BS from the University of Oregon. He switched to law after working as a reporter for The Dalles Chronicle and the Oregon Journal. Henry then served as an Oregon assistant attorney general before going into private practice.

      Henry was married for 47 years to Dorothy Jeanne Kane, who died in 1997. Two of their sons, Mark and James, also preceded Henry in death.

      Henry is survived by his son John, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Nick Lewis BA ’61 and Judy McLain Lewis BS ’62 recently moved to Issaquah, Washington, to be near children and grandchildren. Next up, they are looking forward to a tour of Savannah, Georgia.

    • 02/27/2016

      Carolyn Matsen Buan BA ’61, February 26, 2016, age 76. Buan lived in Anchorage, Alaska, teaching high school after earning an MA in English at the University of Washington. In 1966, she moved to England, where she taught at Wroxton College. She later returned to the Pacific Northwest, where she wrote and edited for the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, then worked as associate director for the Oregon Council for the Humanities for 10 years. Eventually, she started her own editing and writing service. Survivors include daughter Sigfrid and son Robert.

    • 01/26/2019

      Wallace L. Moore BS ’61, January 26, 2019, age 83. While studying at Lewis & Clark, Moore worked at Copeland Lumber for his mother-in-law, Mary Larsen. Later recruited by Parr Lumber, he became assistant manager of their Cedar Hills location in 1962. A successful manager at several locations, Moore worked his way up to vice president of the corporation and board of directors. When he wasn’t working, Moore focused on constructing a family home in Northwest Portland as well as a vacation home in Sunriver, Oregon. After retirement, he lived in Bend, Oregon, where he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and socializing. Survivors include his wife, Ann; children, Marianne, Kathleen, and Michael; and two grandchildren.

    • 02/06/2018

      Donald J. Welcome BS ’61, February 5, 2018, age 78.

    • 01/16/2019

      Anne Whitman BS ’61, January 16, 2019, age 79. After marrying Jim in 1961, Whitman worked as a secretary until shortly after the birth of her first child. She then worked as a full-time mother to three children, returning to work in retail sales when they were grown. Survivors include her husband; children Steve, Beth, and Dan; and six grandchildren.