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Class of 1979

  • CAS class correspondent: Kate Byrnes BA ’79

    Thank you everyone who attended our 40th class reunion in June, it was fun to reconnect with fellow classmates!

     

    -July 2019

    • 09/29/2017

      Christine Lorentz BA ’75, BA ’79 is the founding member of the Go Warriors! Aloha High School Opportunity Fund. Now in its third year, the fund awards grants through the Beaverton (Oregon) Education Foundation to small, nonsupported student group projects and funds optional class activities in a wide range of areas, including career and personal development.

    • 02/01/2018

      Paul Monheimer BA ’78, BA ’79, MAT ’86 continues to teach at Catlin Gabel, a Portland-area independent school. He splits his time between Portland and Bend, Oregon, where the skiing, hiking, and kayaking tug at his heart. Monheimer and his wife, Pam, will travel to Philadelphia this spring for daughter Noa’s graduation from Penn. Monheimer encourages members of the class of ’79 to contact him if they are passing through Portland: “Any excuse to try a new microbrew,” he says. In May 2017, Monheimer and his daughter enjoyed a 37-year reunion with Munich friends Heini, Axel, Klaus, Josephine, and Heini’s son.

    • 09/21/2019

      Lynn E. Blough BA ’79, September 21, 2019, age 62. After graduation, Blough volunteered with the Peace Corps in Malawi. Upon his return to the United States, he earned an MBA and a JD from the University of Washington, then worked with Foster Pepper in Portland, and later as legal counsel for Intel. He retired in 2018. Survivors include his wife, Amy; his children, Olivia, Alex, and Christian; and one granddaughter.

    • 07/13/2017

      Phil L. Borngraeber BS ’79, July 12, 2017, age 66. Survived by his sister, Diane.

    • 07/14/2019

      Katie Weil Byrnes BA ’79 recently joined the Lewis & Clark Alumni Board, and she is looking forward to her term. Byrnes volunteers at KairosPDX, a charter school that seeks to close Portland’s persistent opportunity and achievement gaps for historically underserved children, their families, and their communities.

    • 12/20/2019

      Jean Marguerite Davis-Johnson JD ’78 passed away peacefully at home December 8, 2019, from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 69 years old.

      Jean was born July 16, 1950, in Spokane to Walter Z. Davis Sr. and Betty Jean Berg. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, earning a BA from Whitman College and an MA from the University of Washington before attending law school.

      Jean married Stephen Johnson, her high school sweetheart, on September 2, 1972. She left law practice to be a full-time mother to their three sons. Jean also donated her time to support local education, art, and music organizations in various capacities. She was a master gardener, birdwatcher, art and antique enthusiast, nature lover, reader, and lifelong student of American and Pacific Northwest history. She was also a member of Spokane’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

      Jean was predeceased by her father and mother. She is survived by her husband; her three sons, Gregory, Timothy, and Eric; her four grandchildren, Noah (9), Silas (6), Merritt (3), and Makenna (1); and her three older brothers, Walter Jr., Eric, and Paul.

    • 02/15/2017

      Bill Deane BS ’79 notes that his life and his wife Nan’s revolve heavily around their kids. “I guess that’s sort of normal, eh?” The family has had two weddings over the past two summers. Daughter Melanie was married (to Matt) in June 2015, and daughter Megan was married (to Dan) in September 2016. Daughter Mackenzie is in her second year of med school at Oregon Health & Science University. Nan and Bill celebrated their 31st anniversary in 2016.

    • 02/15/2017

      Maggie Koenig England BA ’79 has spent the last few years working as an artist in residence in Portland-area school districts. This year, she’s working with students to create a 19-foot clay and tile mosaic mural. Between art gigs and supervising student teachers, life is full. She and her husband, Greg, live in Southwest Portland and recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary. They enjoy the occasional vacation and keeping up with their kids. Englund has also been involved in a small nonprofit that works with marginalized and vulnerable communities in Kenya. She finished her fifth trip there last summer, working with a team to provide medical care, teacher training, and art camps.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Gebhardt BA ’79 was appointed to a seat on the Boulder (Colorado) Valley School Board.

    • 02/22/2019

      Doug Goldsmith BS ’79 is a child psychologist in Salt Lake City. He is married and has two wonderful children. His daughter is graduating from L&C in May 2019. His days at Lewis & Clark always put a smile on his face. “It’s time for the class of 1979 to get together!” He says he hopes to see everyone at their 40th reunion this summer.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carla Hernandez BA ’79 has entered a new “semi-retired” phase of life. She volunteers at her local library and picks fruit in the neighborhood. Hernandez says she is looking forward to a great reunion this summer and hopes to see her classmates there.

    • 11/05/2019

      Steven Hodson BM ’79 is professor of music and director of piano studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He teaches piano, organ, and choral conducting. In fall 2019, he performed as part of a show titled “Three Organists,” put on by the Santa Barbara Music Club. The performers presented both historical and contemporary pieces.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jon Horn BA ’79 is a historian and archeologist living in Montrose, Colorado, with his wife, Sonja. In early 2018, he received the State Historic Reservation Officer’s Award from the Colorado Historical Society for his National Register nomination of the Department of Energy’s Grand Junction Office (one of only a few Manhattan Project facilities). He was also made a fellow of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists along with his two partners in Alpine Archaeological Consultants, a business they started 30 years ago. Horn will receive another State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award this year for his nomination of the Ute-Ulay Mine and Mill, an intact mine from the 1870s. An interesting tidbit: Horn was responsible for writing the National Register nominations for the Lewis & Clark campus and Multnomah Falls Lodge. Jon and Sonja have enjoyed visiting archaeological sites on Crete, a place he first visited while on the college’s Turkey program 40 years ago. Their daughter, Aysha Horn BA ’20, is a current L&C student.

    • 12/03/2019

      Linda Jackson BS ’79 is forest supervisor for the Payette National Forest in Idaho. Previously, she was forest supervisor for Ottawa National Forest in Michigan. Jackson and her husband, Mike, have five children and three grandchildren.

    • 08/15/2019

      Clarice Kralovec BA ’79, August 15, 2019, age 61. After graduating, Kralovec earned an MAT at Tufts University and a PhD in French language and literature at Boston University. She then moved to Maine, where she taught French and chaired the world languages department at Stanford High School. Survivors include her siblings, John, Etta, and Bill; their families; and longtime friends Daphne and Chris.

    • 09/08/2016

      Retired from practicing law in December 2015. Kushner spent 20 years as a naval aviator prior to attending law school. He practiced real estate, transactional, and family law for more than 30 years, and served as municipal judge for Estacada, Oregon, from 1982 to 2004. Joe Kaufman ’87 has taken over Kushner’s Estacada practice.

    • 02/01/2015

      Received the Pro Bono Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

    • 06/01/2015

      Received the Hon. Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award in March from the Clackamas County Bar.

    • 02/15/2017

      Julie Jones Manning BA ’79 is vice president for marketing, public relations, and community health promotion at Samaritan Health Services, a regional health system based in Corvallis, Oregon. She also recently completed a four-year term as mayor of Corvallis.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carol Blum Miller BS ’79, who ran a marketing agency for 20 years, is now thrilled to have re-entered the “working” world as a senior copywriter for Scrum Alliance. She is also the scrum master for the marketing team and loves the chance to mentor and contribute.

    • 09/01/2011

      Michael “Mickey” Morey JD ’79 announced his transition from the practice of law to working exclusively as a mediator, and the formation of Morey Mediation Services. As a litigator, Morey worked on both sides of the civil bar as an insurance defense lawyer and plaintiffs’ lawyer. He is a member of the Oregon Mediation Association and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. He can be reached at 503-459-8869 and mickey@moreymediation.com.

    • 08/09/2016

      Kristie Harley Nestor BS ’79, August 8, 2016, age 59. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Nestor worked for the City of Portland for a time, then traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip to build a church. She then worked in Missouri before returning to Oregon and working as a teacher at the Nazarene Church School in Newport. Kristie married Jon Nestor in 1986, and they lived together in Tacoma, Washington. In 2001, they moved to Kristie’s childhood home of Yachats, Oregon. Survivors include her husband and soul mate, Jon.

    • 12/04/2019

      Hadley Robbins BS ’79, CEO and president of Columbia Bank in Tacoma, Washington, was named Leader of the Year by South Sound Business as part of the publication’s 2019 IDEA Awards.

    • 06/29/2017

      Hadley Robbins BS ’79 was named president and CEO of Columbia Banking System in Tacoma, Washington.

    • 01/29/2019

      Ausey H (Rusty) Robnett JD ’79 was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers at its annual meeting in New Orleans.

    • 02/22/2019

      Curtis Roth BS ’79 “graduated” (i.e., retired) from work a few months ago. Now he’s able to devote more time and effort into playing his alto sax with a community band, Contra Dancing, and is looking at ideas for new activities.

    • 06/26/2019

      Stacey Rout-Thompson BA ’79 writes that she’s celebrating her fifth year as VP of academic services at Chabot College in Hayward, California. She was elected as region five representative to the state chancellor’s office.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Bell Russell BS ’79 teaches art to both adults and children in eight Ventura and Santa Barbara (California) schools and greatly enjoys it. She was passionately involved as the mentor in Ojai’s (California) 17th annual MLK Day, led by local teenagers. Recently, she spent five weeks in Australia, traveling the outback by car and on foot, from Adelaide Hills to Mitchell Falls. She remains passionate about the environment and the arts—and nurtures a love of travel—thanks, in large part, to Lewis & Clark.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sale is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed to the Sense of Security board of directors. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit organization and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security, which seeks to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment, to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds. Sandquist is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

    • 02/22/2019

      Terri Harris Scribner BS ’79 is finishing up 16 years as a consultant to companies with international employees who need assistance settling in the Portland area. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Anthony, in their camper trailer. She hopes to see her classmates at the reunion this summer.

    • 10/13/2017

      Terri Harris Scribner BA ’79 has operated her own business, Destination Services: Oregon, for the last 15 years. She and her team help international employees, such as those from Nike and other leading companies, get settled in the the area. She and her husband, Anthony Scribner, are beginning to enjoy more travel now that their three children are adults.

    • 02/01/2018

      Dave Smith BA ’79 and his wife, Julie, who live in Portland, are happy grandparents with two grandsons living close by. Smith is station manager at Univision Portland and loves creating and building. He just built a “tiny house.” He and Julie enjoy traveling, playing, and remodeling their home and their lives. This past year, they spent time in England at a family wedding. Recently, they traveled to Mexico.

    • 02/22/2019

      Stacy Thompson BA ’79 is a proud new member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni. In addition, she was recently honored with the President’s Award from the Western Region Council on Black America Affairs for her commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

    • 02/15/2017

      Steve Van Mouwerik BA ’79 spent his junior year (1976–77) in Lewis & Clark’s Munich overseas study program. Years later, his oldest son, Jess, who attended the University of Redlands, also spent his junior year (2011–12) in Germany, but in Berlin, his current residence.

    • 02/15/2017

      Matt Wuerker BA ’79 writes: “Survived the 2016 election cartooning my way through the ‘unpresidented’ campaign. I covered both of the party conventions for Politico.”

    • 02/22/2019

      Kim Warren Zeren BA ’79 is living in Houston, Texas; has two grown daughters; and is planning to attend her 40th reunion at Lewis & Clark in June.