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Class of 1964

    • 08/04/2017

      James P. Brown BS, MAT ’77, August 3, 2017, age 75. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Brown worked as a teacher and musician. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Diane; sons Paul and Jon; and grandchildren.

    • 06/02/2016

      James Paul Brown BS ’64, MAT ’77 was quoted by the Hollywood Star News in a piece on the history of Northeast Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, which he calls home.

    • 02/22/2018

      Marvin G. Kamholz BS ’64, February 21, 2018, age 75. Kamholz worked for the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway from 1964 to 1970, when he was promoted to locomotive engineer after the company merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad. His active service with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe continued until shortly before his death. In his leisure time, Kamholz enjoyed music, photography, and metalworking. He was fascinated with history and coauthored the award-winning book The Oregon-American Lumber Company: Ain’t No More (Stanford General Books, 2003).

    • 12/18/2019

      Lillian Meyers JD ’64 died May 24, 2019, just shy of her 97th birthday.

      Lillian was born May 27, 1922, in Melba, Idaho, to Iva and James Cason. She was the fourth of eight children, sibling to Ella, Lee, Betty, Marie, Jamie, Richard, and Jean. The family moved to Burns, Oregon, when Lillian was an infant. While in high school she worked for the Burns Times Herald, the Weather Bureau, the hospital, and the courthouse. It was while working in the last of these that Lillian became inspired by the law and decided to become an attorney, despite all obstacles. This independent outlook and strength of character served her well throughout her life.

      In 1942 Lillian married Edward Meyers. They bought 45 acres on the Clackamas River, where they raised their five children. Lillian and Edward divorced in 1970.

      Friends introduced Lillian to Paul Olenik, who became her second husband in 1978. The couple spent many wonderful years traveling and enjoying life until Paul’s untimely death in 1997. After his passing, Lillian continued to travel and spend time with family and friends.

      Lillian was a proud Oregonian and never lost her connection to and love of Burns and the high desert. She returned as often as possible with her children to visit family and travel the back roads of the Steens Mountains and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

      It was only in her last seven years that dementia diminished the quality of her very full life. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, and her oldest daughter, Lynne. She is survived by her children Edward, Leslie, John, and Mona; her stepchildren Bethany, Jeff, John, David, Theresa, and Cindy; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

    • 06/02/2016

      Eldon Wolfe BM is currently retired and living in Nebraska but has not given up his music. He currently directs the Thayer County Sacred Chorale, which he started three years ago. He’s also director of music for the Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron. His wife, Joy, is his accompanist for the chorale as well as one of four organists for the church. He sends greetings to all his former choir mates under Dr. L. Stanley Glarum.