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Class of 1969

  • CAS class correspondent: David Grube
    Hey, class of 1969! I am your new class representative for the Chronicle. I’d love to hear about what you are doing, especially if you missed our wonderful 50th reunion on campus this past June. Please send your notes to:
    -Feb 2019
    • 08/09/2019

      Lynn F. Roumagoux BS ’59, MAT ’69, June 12, 2018, age 81. Roumagoux worked as a high school English teacher, counselor, and track and field coach in Portland and Anchorage, Alaska. A dedicated runner, he mentored many young men and women over his career, inviting the teams to his home for a spaghetti dinner at the end of each season. He met his wife, Donna Russell Roumagoux ’61, at Lewis & Clark, and they were married in 1959. After retiring, the couple learned to square and round dance, eventually teaching the dances together at various festivals around the United States until 1998, when they settled in Mesa, Arizona. Survivors include his wife; children Annette and Brent; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Anne Spencer Caputo BA ’69 has moved into a new career as a hospital chaplain for the Inova hospital system in northern Virginia after working many years in marketing for news and media organizations.

    • 06/27/2019

      Keith Cooperrider BA ’69, June 27, 2019, age 72. Following graduation, he toured the United States and settled on the East Coast in 1970. After working for NASA for two years, he joined the national headquarters of the Unification Church as executive assistant to the president. In 1975, he married Sara Sack, and the couple settled in New York City. In 1982, Cooperrider became controller for the Washington Times and later chief financial officer, a post he held for 33 years. In his spare time, he loved spending time in nature with his family. Cooperrider also remodeled homes with his wife. Survivors include his wife, Sara; his children Caner, Kensy, and Kara; and two grandchildren.

    • 03/29/2017

      Ted M. Dorman BA ’69, March 28, 2017, age 70. Dorman earned a master of divinity degree and later a doctorate in philosophy and theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, he was a professor of biblical studies and theology at Taylor University in Indiana until 2010. Dorman enjoyed traveling and led student trips to Israel, Greece, and Rome. He was also fluent in Spanish, a language he used while teaching in Costa Rica and on mission trips. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lil; his children, Heidi and Stephen; and one granddaughter.

    • 12/09/2019

      Nan Forsyth Stewart BA ’69 writes: “Following graduation with a degree in French, I held numerous jobs, from legal secretary to accounting assistant at a Native American consortium on the Olympic coast of Washington to the Forest Service before undertaking graduate studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. I attained my master’s degree in international business with an emphasis on intercultural communication (French) in 1981. I worked for Nike for seven years, and in 1989, my husband, James Stewart, whom I married in 1974, joined the Foreign Service. I followed suit in 1994, becoming a consular officer in the U.S. diplomatic corps. During my career, I served in seven countries, the majority of which were in Africa. James and I retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2012, but we continue to travel extensively. I still do work as a consular officer for the State Department abroad for as many as five or six months a year. We do not have children but enjoy our nieces and nephews, who frequently accompany us on our travels.”

    • 02/22/2019

      David Grube BA ’69 is national medical director for Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit that advocates and educates about choices for end-of-life care.

    • 06/21/2018

      Michael D. Henderson JD ’69 passed away May 18, 2018. He was 77 years old. After earning his law degree, Michael worked at the district attorney’s office in Grants Pass, Oregon. He soon started a private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Michael loved the outdoors, spending his free time fishing, skiing, and riding horseback. Survivors include his significant other, Annie; sons Martin and Michael; stepdaughter Jackie; four grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

    • 02/22/2019

      Marcia Weidig Hilton BS ’69 retired from hospice bereavement work six years ago after more than 25 years in the field. She volunteers in a low-income second grade classroom, helping with small-group and individual needs. Hawai’ian culture has become dear to her, and she plays ukulele in a Hawai’ian orchestra that raises money to entertain in schools and nursing homes in the Eugene, Oregon, area. She also dances hula in a halau (hula school). She has a 3-year-old grandson in Salem, Oregon, who is very dear to her.

    • 02/22/2019

      Michael Homan BA ’69 retired in 2015. He now lives in northeastern Oregon in the summer and the Southern California desert in the winter.

    • 02/22/2019

      Paula Janz BA ’69 is enjoying her retirement, which includes travel (especially by RV) and spending time with her grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Vicki R. Kreimeyer BA ’69 is currently enjoying the “flexibility” of retirement. She is involved in two nonprofit boards and serves as executive vice president of the Opera Idaho Board of Directors. She also continues to pursue voice through lessons and performance. In addition to singing in Aida as a member of the chorus, she is a member of an auditioned choir, Critical Mass Vocal Artists, which performs three concerts each year. She looks forward to participating in L&C’s Pioneer Travel Program to Cuba in May 2019.

    • Facing the Ultimate Fear: A New Future

      Kathleen Lowndes BA ’69 uses her personal story as a launching point for a manual that describes the ways that fear can make us feel trapped or caged and how to deal with this. This entertaining, novel-like true story reveals steps to rise above that feeling. Melt away fear, miracles appear. She says the book describes the value of her L&C education for facing the unknown.

      Posted 11/12/2018
    • 09/12/2016

      J. Charles Morrison BA ’69, September 11, 2016, age 69. After obtaining a master’s degree in university administration from the University of Calgary in 1975, Morrison worked much of his life for the University of Alberta. By 1988, he was the director of administrative services for the university’s department of medicine. Even after semi-retirement, he remained at the school as a career development officer until his passing. When he wasn’t working, Morrison lived in the country and indulged his love for animals, art, and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Lil; sons Craig and Corey; and two grandchildren.

    • 11/23/2019

      Constance Odell Sams BA ’69, November 23, 2019, age 71.

    • 07/01/2019

      Laurence Sams BS ’69, April 5, 2019, age 73.

    • 02/22/2019

      Mike Shiffer BA ’69 has been thinking about his time at L&C in the 1960s. “Fifty years later,” he says, “we live in a time of turmoil. If you were on campus now, would you be as eager to protest as you were in the ’60s?”

    • 10/14/2016

      Jo Ann Staebler BA ’69 became pastor of Presbyterian and Lutheran Services Church in Bealeton, Virginia, in July 2016. She was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in September 2016.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jo Ann Staebler BA was ordained as a teaching elder (minister of word and sacrament) in September 2016 by the National Capital Presbytery. She is serving a federated Presbyterian and Lutheran church in Bealeton, Virginia.

    • 12/09/2019

      Eric Van Patten ’69, December 9, 2019, age 72.