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Class of 1970

  • CAS class correspondent: Rand Dawson

    Greetings “Aquarius Age” class of ’70! As the new class correspondent I will be attempting to reach out to all of you to assist your personal “Class Notes” submission or ideas—and I can assist in drafting…if that helps.

    • 08/11/2019

      Doris A. Brooks BS ’70, MAT ’73, August 11, 2019, age 99.

    • 04/11/2018

      Karen Busch BS ’70, although semiretired, still works part time at Living Wisdom School (which she helped found in 1997) and serves as a minister for Ananda Church of Self-Realization. She recently earned a ham radio license, KB7AUM. Busch reports that her latest hobby is moulage, which involves creating mock injuries for purposes of medical training.

    • 01/19/2020

      Dan Cadmus BA ’70 has retired after 15 years of ownership and expansion of the landmark Linnton Feed and Seed store, which serves consumers and farmers between Portland and Sauvie Island. During his tenure, he significantly increased organic-based product offerings and demonstrated permaculture farming methods on Sauvie Island. Cadmus now resides in Southeast Portland. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and Peru from 1970 to 1975, he cultivated an ear for radio. He now enjoys revisiting his large vinyl music collection and listening to community radio station KBOO-FM. He says that radio, like organic agriculture, is “an underappreciated medium.”

    • 10/14/2016

      Jan Carothers BA ’70, owner of Carothers Bornefeld & Associates, recently celebrated her 30th year in business. Her firm offers executive speech and leadership coaching, training, and consulting.

    • 05/04/2018

      Rand Dawson BS ’70, after retiring from Alaska trial law practice, returned to the Oregon coast. He has helped start various Oregon noncommercial community radio stations along the coast and in Eugene. He’s also involved in land use, health care, and environmental issues. Dawson says he’s “now working on a satiric Dystopian non-epic view of current corporatized political culture.”

    • 01/19/2020

      Carol Dixon BA ’70 and Stephen Dixon BA ’70 have lived in Central Oregon since 1973, following their 1972 marriage on the day of the Watergate break-in. They met at Lewis & Clark in 1968, and their first date was on the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. Stephen has retired from a law practice in Bend, Oregon. Carol attempted to retire from public school teaching but ended up returning to the classroom. She currently sits on the board overseeing the world’s largest quilt show, which has been held the second Saturday in July in Sisters, Oregon, for 44 years. 

    • 01/19/2020

      Stephen Dixon BA ’70 and Carol Dixon BA ’70 have lived in Central Oregon since 1973, following their 1972 marriage on the day of the Watergate break-in. They met at Lewis & Clark in 1968, and their first date was on the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. Stephen has retired from a law practice in Bend, Oregon. Carol attempted to retire from public school teaching but ended up returning to the classroom. She currently sits on the board overseeing the world’s largest quilt show, which has been held the second Saturday in July in Sisters, Oregon, for 44 years.

    • 01/21/2020

      Betsy Ford BS ’70 earned her degree in deaf education and says she felt “shot out of a cannon” after graduation. She dove happily into teaching deaf kids and then originated a PBS series for deaf children that won two regional Emmy’s (among other accolades). Along the way, she worked as a nonprofit manager, a TV newscaster, a writer, and a sign language interpreter. Ford also cobuilt her local Mendocino Film Festival. As she works through chronic illness, she is delaying retirement until her upbeat episodic TV show proposal finds a great network home.

    • 01/19/2020

      Anita Grimm BA ’70 has lived in Medford, Oregon, where she owned a full-service music store, for 41 years. She has published two novels, A Certain Twist in Time (Soul Mate Publishing, 2019) and Small Fry (Balboa Press, 2019); a third is nearing completion. For 21 years, Grimm has taught a community writing class on the craft of fiction and memoir.

    • 01/19/2020

      Sherry Grove BA ’70 is retired and living with her husband, Gary, near Eugene, Oregon. She enjoys gardening; feeding the birds and squirrels; reading; and playing casual computer games. She and Gary have a daughter and two young grandsons, whom they enjoy visiting in Arizona. 

    • 07/06/2015

      Michael Harrison Hicks JD ’70 died of cancer June 19, 2015, at home in Vancouver, Washington. He was 72.

      Born April 21, 1943, in Vancouver to Glen and Helen Hicks, Mike was raised in Clark County and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, where he particularly enjoyed his time as a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

      Mike practiced law in Clark County and the surrounding areas for 42 years before retiring in 2014. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.

    • 01/27/2020

      Gary Lee BA ’70 writes: “I (finally) retired in April 2019 from Mercea Consulting after 35 years. Now Connie Lee BA ’70 and I can focus on more travel and spending time with our granddaughter.”

    • 08/25/2019

      Bonnie Lopez-Negrete BA ’70, August 25, 2019, age 71. After Lopez-Negrete and Gabriel married in 1972, they moved to Monterrey, Mexico, where they raised three children. She worked teaching English as a second language. Survivors include her husband; her children, Elena, Ana, and Gabriel; and five grandchildren.

    • 01/19/2020

      Victoria Meier BA ’70, MAT ’93 still lives in West Linn, Oregon, and still teaches. After 20 years of teaching English at Molalla High School, she now teaches English as a second language at Clackamas Community College. Pleasures include time with grandkids, gardening, singing a cappella, and working for the environment. While she misses having a cat, she says it’s easier on the wild birds that visit.

    • 01/26/2016

      Kevin T. Milligan MAT ’70, January 25, 2016, age 79. Milligan was an accomplished athlete despite hearing loss caused by a disease in his early childhood. He taught for 20 years at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf before retiring in 1991. Throughout his basketball career, he won many accolades and was inducted into nine sports halls of fame, one of which was the American Athletic Association for the Deaf Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mildred; son Kevin Jr.; daughter Ella; and four grandchildren.

    • 06/24/2019

      Michael G. Murray BS ’70, June 24, 2019, age 70. Murray was a lieutenant in the Marines. In 1976, he married Jan Bigham in Waco, Texas.

    • 12/13/2019

      Charles Joseph Wiseman III BS ’70, JD ’73 died April 21, 2019, at the age of 76.

      Charles was born in Tillamook, Oregon, on October 30, 1942, to Charles and Lucille Wiseman. He grew up largely in nearby Garibaldi.

      From a young age, Charles was devoted to sports of all kinds. He was an all-star Little League baseball player who continued to play through high school and his time as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark. As teens, he and his brother would hitchhike from Garibaldi to Portland to watch their beloved Portland Beavers baseball team play; later, he became an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners. A star high school football player, Charles loved fishing, scuba diving, canoeing, golf, skiing, and camping. As an adult, he followed the Seattle Seahawks and all Northwest high school and university sports. He was also a general aviation pilot.

      Charles joined the Portland Police Department in 1965 and worked in the Crime Lab until 1967. He then became a patrol officer for the department, where he served until 1970–the same year he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In 1971 Charles became an investigator for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, working in that capacity as he pursued his JD. He then served as a trial attorney for that office from 1973 until 1976, when he joined the Lane County District Attorney’s Office as a trial attorney.

      In 1977, Charles went into practice for himself as a criminal defense attorney. He would run his own law firm for 42 years. Licensed in both Oregon and Washington, he was well respected in the profession and known for his quick wit, honesty, and compassionate spirit.

      Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert. He is survived by his brother Thomas and his two nephews, Eric Wiseman and Kyle Wiseman.