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From 1950 to 1959

  • The Honorable Anthony “Tony” L. Casciato died of congestive heart failure September 7, 2015. He was 97 years old.

    Tony was born on November 1, 1917, in Portland. He and his twin brother, Alfredo (who died in infancy), were the fifth and sixth children of Giuseppe and Teresina Casciato. Tony graduated from Commerce (later Cleveland) High School. He attended Multnomah College and the University of Portland, graduating from the latter in 1941. Tony worked for the Bonneville Power Administration until he was drafted in 1942. Following his return from service during World War II, he studied law.

    In 1950, Tony married Dolores “Dede” Carlo. They had four children.

    Admitted to the bar in 1951, Tony practiced law until 1971, when he was appointed to the municipal bench (later the District/Circuit Court) for Multnomah County. He retired in 1993.

    Love of family, friends, the law, and sports characterized Tony’s life. A quintessential family man, he instilled in his children a sense of fair play, a love of learning, a ferocious work ethic, and an abiding loyalty to family and friends. His love for his old neighborhood of South Portland and its denizens never left him and to the very end, nothing made him happier than recounting stories from his youth. He considered the law a noble profession and saw it as a tool for helping others. Sports, particularly baseball, were both a passion and a solace. A gifted athlete, he played semi-pro baseball in his youth and never lost his love for the game or his favorite team, the New York Yankees. One of the greatest experiences of his life was attending the Yankees fantasy baseball camp at the age of 82 with his son Peter. He was a devoted member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, where he played squash for many years.

    Although he could be somewhat reserved, Tony enjoyed the company of others. He was particularly good with very young children, entering into their lives and interests with enthusiasm and gusto. To older children and young adults, he was an approachable father figure, someone who could offer thoughtful advice and sympathetic understanding. In his professional capacity he was a mentor and guide to legions of young lawyers, many of whom credit their subsequent success to his wise counsel. Those who were old or sick found in him a sympathetic presence and a ready listener.

    A voracious reader, Tony routinely read the newspaper—paying special attention to the sports coverage—and all the books he could get his hands on. He was particularly fond of history and biography. Art was another favorite activity.

    Tony was preceded in death by his wife, Dede, and his son Peter. He is survived by his son Tom; his daughters, Mary Jo Binker and Nancy Casciato; his daughters-in-law, Regina Casciato and Kathleen Hughes; his sons-in-law, Roland Binker and Kenn Walton; six grandchildren; and many devoted relatives and friends.

  • Warren C. Craig ’50, August 6, 2017, age 94. Craig served his country during World War II, earning a Bronze Star. After returning from the war and graduating from Lewis & Clark, he married his wife, Anne, and began his career as an electrician. In retirement, Craig volunteered frequently and was a member of the Tigard (Oregon) Lions Club and Calvin Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Anne; his son, Douglas; and three grandchildren.

  • Margrett L. Devin BA ’50, November 18, 2017, age 89. Soon after graduating from Lewis & Clark, she married Robert Devin. The couple had two sons in 1953 and a daughter in 1964. The family moved extensively around the United States due to Robert’s military service. After her husband’s death in 1990, Devin settled in Apple Valley, California. She loved Shakespeare and language. Survivors include her children, Michael, Steven, and Patricia, and two grandchildren.

  • Marjorie J. Doty BA ’50, August 17, 2017, age 89. After graduating, Doty cofounded Viewcrest Nurseries in Battle Ground, Washington, and played an important managerial role there. At home, she enjoyed gardening and making preserves. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, John; her daughters, Marilyn, Janet, and Barbara; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    • 06/02/2016

      Don Driscoll BA notes that it’s been some “three score and nine years” since his college days first began and “a lot of water has gone under the bridge, or over the dam, if you prefer that phrase.” In 1946, the history department consisted of one professor, namely Dr. Philip Overmeyer, and a few other professors who combined history with other subjects. Today, there are more than 10 faculty members. “My, how much the department has been transformed,” Driscoll writes, “and I’m sure that it has all been for the better.” He modestly adds that he can “offer little in the way of accomplishments or achievements other than the gratitude of having been married for the past 63-plus years to a wonderful spouse, Eva Driscoll, a fellow 1950 Lewis & Clark graduate.”

  • Marie S. McMillan BA ’50, July 2, 2017, age 89. McMillan met her husband, Richard, while at Lewis & Clark, and they were married in 1949. The couple moved to Cleveland, where McMillan worked as a librarian. They had two children. McMillan was a deacon and active member of her church, as well as a member of the church choir. She enjoyed playing bridge and exercising with friends. Survivors include her children, Kathy and Brad, and five grandchildren.

    • 10/14/2016

      Lucille Rieben BA ’50 taught for a year after her graduation from Lewis & Clark, then attended the San Francisco Theological Seminary, where she graduated in 1957. For a number of years, she traveled the Midwest and Southwest for the Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church USA. She was director of education for a church in St. Louis, and then in Kansas City, Missouri, and finally served in a national position in women’s ministries with the National Presbyterian Church in San Francisco before retiring in 1992. She now lives in Portland.

  • Patricia Barnard Stipe BA ’50, August 13, 2016, age 89. Patricia worked in the Swan Island shipyards, contributing to the war effort. When the war ended, she married Tom Stipe. After a stint in New York City, the couple returned to Portland, where Patricia opened a children’s clothing store in Lake Oswego. The couple raised three children and lived in Eastmoreland for more than 50 years. Patricia enjoyed playing the piano and was active with the Oregon Symphony, the First Unitarian Church, and the Eastmoreland Garden Club. Survivors include her three children, Bob, Paul, and Anne, as well as three grandchildren.

    • 09/29/2017

      George Thompson BA ’50 celebrated his 90th birthday in summer 2017. Thompson had a long career as a music teacher and guidance counselor in Dallas, Oregon. After his retirement, the Dallas Education Association created the George Thompson Dallas Education Association Award, which he presents each spring.

  • Persis A. Blachly BA ’51, September 13, 2017, age 88. Blachly was a talented pianist and teacher. She taught students in her home and worked as a church organist at several churches. She married Ted Blachly BA ’51 in 1950. Survivors include her husband; children Beth, Andy, and Rachel; and three grandchildren.

  • Barbara I. Godel ’51, May 5, 2018, age 88. Godel worked as a bookkeeper for Chown Hardware before marrying Robert, with whom she would share 64 years. She was active in her local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, as well as in the Presbyterian Church. Godel enjoyed working creatively in many media, including painting, drawing, and knitting. She also loved to read and play the piano. Survivors include her daughters, Kathleen and Sally, and one grandchild.

  • James R. Haskett BS ’51, February 7, 2016, age 89.

  • Mary Anderson Munro BA ’51, September 21, 2017, age 95. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Munro worked as an elementary school teacher in Portland. In 1955, she married Donald. Together, the couple ran several businesses, including the Birkenfield (Oregon) Country Store and Post Office. She loved taking care of her pets, spending time with her children, and gardening. Survivors include her children, Stan, Stuart, and Ann, and five grandchildren.

  • Robert “Bob” Ringo JD ’51 passed away on April 5, 2017, at the age of 92.

    Born in Spokane, Washington, on August 18, 1924, Bob moved with his family to Portland as a young child. He joined the Army Air Corps as soon as he graduated high school, becoming a commissioned flight officer and fighting in World War II as a bombardier in the 95th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group. Bob received several medals and honors, and was named Veteran of the Year in 2010.

    Following his service, Bob attended the University of Oregon, where he also began his legal education. He transferred to Northwestern School of Law in order to assist his mother, who lived in Portland. Shortly after graduating, he began a law practice in Corvallis while also working part-time as a deputy assistant attorney. Bob had a long and distinguished career as a trial attorney, developing a respected law firm that grew to its current formation of Ringo, Stuber, Ensor, Hadlock & Smith PC. He also served as president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, was named Oregon Trial Lawyer of the Year, and served on many boards, including the Oregon State Board of Bar Governors and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    An active philanthropist, Bob supported many causes. Closest to his heart was the Good Samaritan Hospital, for which he led the governing and foundation boards and which he helped to provide free mental health care to local veterans.

    Bob was a devoted family man and lived life to the fullest. He is survived by four of his five children: Molly, Charlie, Julie, and Mary Ellen. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Irvin, who died in 2011; his first wife, Kathryn Reese, to whom he was married for 37 years, and who passed in 1989; and his second wife, Jane Crider, to whom he was married for 20 years, and who passed in 2013.

  • Norman W. Schwinge BS ’51, August 2, 2017, age 89. Schwinge attended Lewis & Clark after serving in the military during World War II. He met his future wife, Joan, at the college, and the couple married in 1952. Schwinge worked for Farmers Insurance, eventually moving to Southern California. When he retired in 1979, he was Farmers’ director of advertising. Norman and Joan bought a hotel and worked together to maintain and improve it. When they could make time to get away, they traveled all over the world. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Joan; sons Robert, Craig, Mark, and Scott; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

  • Mary L. Somerville BA ’51, March 11, 2015, age 84.

  • Herbert F. Williams BS ’51, March 29, 2018, age 91. After serving in the Navy, Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Lewis & Clark. He taught eighth grade in Nome, Alaska, completing his master’s degree at Columbia University during summer breaks. Eventually, he moved to Estacada, Oregon, to assist his father, who had suffered a stroke. There he continued to teach, served as a volunteer fireman, and sang in a barbershop quartet. Williams was the first African American president of the Oregon Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Upon retirement, he moved back to Portland and spent his time volunteering and working with the community.

  • Hazen R.C. Barnard BS ’52, September 4, 2017, age 87. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Barnard earned a master’s degree in retailing at New York University and then joined the Navy’s military security group in Hawaii. After serving in the military, he received a master’s degree in counseling/guidance from Oregon State University. Barnard worked as a vocational counselor and teacher at Cleveland High School in Portland and later served as a high school principal in Vernonia, Oregon City, Rogue River, Eagle Point, and Warrenton. He enjoyed boxing (which he took up while at Lewis & Clark), as well as fishing, woodworking, reading, and spending time with his grandkids. He retired in Gold Canyon, Arizona, and was married to Sondra Pollock Barnard for 64 years. Survivors include his children, Hazen and Diane, and grandchildren.

  • Carol J. Bigham Russell BA ’52, July 3, 2016, age 86. Upon graduating, Russell taught elementary school in Portland and then in Minneapolis. She went on to serve as vice president and treasurer for Spruce Linen Supply. In her free time, Russell enjoyed spending time with her family and her pets; traveling; and reading. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Dick; children, Michael and Gale; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Dolores B. Banz Scott BS ’52, August 11, 2014, age 84.

  • Joan Coudright BS ’52, December 12, 2017, age 90. After graduating, Coudright moved to Hawai‘i to begin a nursing career. There she met Ernest, whom she married later that year. Coudright worked at the Intercommunity Hospital in Fairfield, California, eventually working her way up to director of nurses. She enjoyed traveling and camping along the coast and in the mountains. Survivors include her husband of 64 years; children Lani, Jim, and Ernest; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

    • 05/29/2018

      Patrick Hibbard BS ’52 spoke with the Gresham (Oregon) Outlook about his experiences in the Korean War and the dioramas they inspired. He was awarded a Bronze Star, United States Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Korea’s Presidential Unit Citation after an incident where he and fellow soldiers survived a mortar strike on their jeep. Hibbard, disarmed after the explosion, managed to distract the enemy combatants by throwing rocks and dirt, allowing his fellows to neutralize the threat. That harrowing experience ended up inspiring one of Hibbard’s dioramas. Hibbard, now retired, found his hobby long after he had returned from service. He started out making model airplanes and later transitioned into crafting dioramas. The meticulously detailed scenes “allowed [him] to be creative” and offered an outlet for his love of the vehicles and planes of World War II. 

  • Terry Irving BS ’52, September 19, 2017, age 86. After graduating, Irving taught elementary school. In 1953, she married her husband, Stanley. A talented pianist and composer, Irving also enjoyed cooking, knitting, and traveling. Survivors include her children, Mark, Jennifer, and Gail; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Paul R. Nordstrom BS ’52, October 29, 2017, age 89. Nordstrom earned a BS in business administration from Lewis & Clark. His long and distinguished career included serving as vice president at U.S. Bank; director of planning and economic development for the State of Oregon under Governor Tom McCall; vice president at Orbanco & Oregon Bank; vice president of marketing at Oregon Mutual Savings Bank; chief analytics officer at Pihas, Schmidt, Westerdahl; and operations director at High Reach/Service Steel.

    An active community member, Nordstrom played a key role in numerous organizations, including the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Art Museum, the Salvation Army, the YMCA, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association, and many more.

    Nordstrom was a fitness enthusiast and worked out five days a week for more than 40 years. An avid jogger and tennis player, he loved being outdoors and enjoyed tropical Hawaiian vacations as well as visits to Sunriver and the Oregon Coast. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patricia Heilig Nordstrom BA ’52; his children, Kim, Marc, and Krista; his grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

    • 10/14/2016

      James Paul BA ’52 lives in Edmonds, Washington, with his wife, Dolores. After retiring from teaching in the California State University system, Paul founded Seattle’s Academy of Music Northwest, a school for gifted musicians ages 4 to 18. In addition to serving as the school’s president and board chair, he teaches, coaches, and assists with choral classes. Paul was a member of the Lewis & Clark choir under Stanley Glarum for four years and sang in the Madrigal Singers under the direction of George Bishop. Paul’s Mass for Choir and Organ was performed in chapel by the combined College Choir and Madrigal Singers in fall 1952.

  • Barbara Reeves ’52, January 1, 2016, age 85.

  • Jo Ann Siders BS ’52, February 9, 2018, age 87. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Siders lived with her husband, Marion, in Palo Alto, California. Survivors include her daughter, Jan, and one granddaughter.

  • Charles T. Allen Jr. BS ’53, June 9, 2016, age 87. Allen lived a vibrant life. He was a plumber by trade and served in the armed services. He married Ginger in 1950. They had three daughters together and many adventures that revolved around fishing, camping, rafting, and traveling. Allen also loved to host his friends and family during the holidays. In his later years, Allen was active in the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Ginger; son Tom; and daughters Terri and Tami.

  • James B. Barlow BS ’53, October 19, 2016, age 86. Barlow, a beloved and award-winning high school teacher, worked in the Beaverton (Oregon) School District for 42 years. In 1964, he founded the Model Presidential Nominating Convention, which enabled thousands of high school students from across the region to participate in a boisterous, authentic student-run convention. Many high-profile politicians attended the convention over the years, including Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. At the time of his death, he was at work on a book titled Unfettered: A Philosophy of Education, which will now be finalized by his coauthor Anil Naik. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Susan; his sister, Lois; and many other family members, friends, and admirers.

    • Unfettered: A Philosophy of Education

      James Barlow BS ’53 passed away in fall 2016, but at the time, he was at work on a book with his coauthor and former student, Anil Naik. Their book has now been published. It takes a “philosophical look at what our schools are about, what they should be about, and the practical steps we can take to move them along.”

      Posted 11/03/2017
  • Colleen Creswell Croll BS ’53, July 28, 2016, age 84. Survivors include her husband, Robert; four children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Betty Nadine Ingebritson Crofoot JD ’53 passed away April 26, 2016, in Beaverton, Oregon. She was 90 years old.

    Betty was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 21, 1925, to Idor Bernard Ingebritson and Ethel Sarah (McClintick) Ingebriston. She attended Portsmouth Grade School, Roosevelt High School, and the University of Oregon. She opened a private law practice in Multnomah County, Oregon, and later worked as house counsel for the Port of Portland.

    On February 11, 1954, she married Emory John Crofoot.

    Betty is survived by her daughter Mary Crofoot Olsen Douglas; daughter-in-law Barbra Usselman Crofoot; and grandchildren Ameila Crofoot, Tsaina Crofoot, Sarah M. Olsen, and Elizabeth A. Olsen. She was predeceased by her parents, spouse, and son Emory John Crofoot Jr.

  • John G. Feuz BS ’53, July 25, 2017, age 86. Feuz was a lover of sports, auto racing, and the outdoors. He worked at his parent’s grocery store and eventually started his own in Milwaukie, Oregon. Before he retired, Feuz ran Water Metrics Company in Portland. Survivors include his daughters, Sheryl and Anne; four grandchildren; and many other friends and family.

  • Clarence L. Kaufman BS ’53, April 23, 2018, age 88. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Kaufman moved to Astoria, Oregon, and worked as a longshoreman until retiring in 1995. Survivors include his children, Jim, Karen, and Michael, and one grandson.

  • Ülo Kiigemägi BA ’53, January 24, 2018, age 94. Kiigemägi was an Estonian refugee during World War II. During his flight across Germany, he met and later married Virve Õunapuu in 1948. Together, they moved to Portland. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Kiigemägi did research for the chemistry department at Oregon State College. He worked at the college for 30 years, ending his career as a senior instructor emeritus. Throughout his life, Kiigemägi traveled extensively with groups dedicated to art and history. Survivors include his children, Laura, Mai, Karan, and Peter; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 09/01/2011

      Roy Madsen JD ’53 shared his life story with high school students in Sitka, Alaska, at the Color of Justice, an annual event designed to encourage diversity in the legal profession.

  • Fred L. Olson BS ’53, April 12, 2016, age 85. Olson served for several years in the U.S. Navy. Later, he worked as president of Consolidated Metco and vice president of manufacturing for Freightliner. He was a member of the Elks and the American Legion. Olson also loved sports, especially baseball, and would travel to Arizona to watch spring training. His favorite team was the Seattle Mariners. Survivors include his wife, Lois; son David; stepchildren Ray, Terry, and Kathi; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

  • Stanley J. Prager BS ’53, May 2, 2018, age 90. After serving in World War II, Prager graduated from Lewis & Clark and went on to earn a master’s degree in teaching from Portland State University. His teaching career spanned 30 years, and he retired in 1989. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, and many loving family members and friends.

  • James L. Shinn ’53, June 8, 2017, age 81. Shinn married Gail McDuffee while in college, and they were together for 60 years. After studying at Lewis & Clark, Shinn became a high school teacher in Beaverton, Oregon. He taught math and participated in activities outside the classroom, all while mentoring many students. After 10 years, he pursued an administrative career, working as director of planning and personnel in Beaverton and later in Fairfax County (Virginia) and Maryland. In retirement, Shinn lived in Beaufort, South Carolina, and worked on restoring a home and reading at elementary schools every week. Survivors include his sons, Paul, John, and Michael; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

  • Nancy Pond Suehs BS ’53, September 4, 2014, age 83.

  • Carolyn J. Vesterstein BS ’53, October 17, 2016, age 86. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Vesterstein attended Emanuel School of Nursing and graduated as an RN, soon landing a job as head nurse with Union Pacific Railroad in Portland. She met her husband, Paul, when he came to her rescue after a skiing accident, and they married in 1957. She was an animal lover as well as a generous supporter of animal charities. Survivors include her husband, Paul; her children, Scott, Kirk, Mark, Lisa, and Karl; and three grandchildren.

  • Haig O. Cartozian Jr. BS ’54, March 31, 2016, age 86.

  • Elizabeth L. Hollingsworth BS ’54, June 24, 2017, age 84. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Hollingsworth trained to become a nurse and received her cap at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. During that time, she and Roger Hollingsworth were married. She loved to bake, cook, and garden. In addition to working as a nurse, she managed a wholesale nursery for 34 years. Survivors include her husband, Roger; her children, Lisa, Eric, and Sarah; and five grandchildren.

  • Shirley A. Jewel BS ’54, February 22, 2018, age 90. After graduation, Jewel and her husband lived in Petaluma, California, where she worked as a medical technologist. Jewel volunteered as a driver for cancer patients and as a caretaker for animals that were homeless or in need of rehabilitation. She also loved bird-watching and reading. Survivors include husband Raymond; children Marguerite, Carolyn, Matthew, Mark, and Geoffrey; and four grandchildren.

  • Dyrk W. Lansdon BS ’54, April 13, 2018, age 88. After graduation, Lansdon and his wife, Miriam, moved to Bellevue, Washington, where he worked as a manufacturer’s representative. When the couple retired in 1988, they moved to Port Townsend, Washington. Survivors include his children, Ann, Caroline, and MaryEllen, and six grandchildren.

    • 12/12/2017

      Bettie Mitchell BS ’54 was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by the biographical profile publisher Marquis Who’s Who. She was honored for her work with Good Samaritan Ministries, a nonprofit organization that she founded.

  • Francis L.C. Reed BA ’54, June 11, 2017, age 84. Reed was a teacher, speaker, and public official, who dedicated his life to advocating for forests. He worked in Canada and 40 other countries. Survivors include his wife of 67 years and his two children.

  • Marilee Scheer ’54, January 26, 2018, age 86. While at Lewis & Clark, Scheer met and married Dale, and after graduating, they lived in Vale, Oregon. She earned advanced degrees in music and education at Northwest Nazarene College and the University of Oregon. Scheer served as a music teacher in the Eugene and Greater Albany school districts, a music administrator in the state of Oregon, and a principal of Millersburg and Periwinkle elementary schools. An active member of her community, she was instrumental in bringing her family together for frequent reunions. Survivors include husband Michael as well as children Lorene, Steve, Mark, Bruce, and Shelley Lute.

  • Norman L. Stauffer BS ’54, December 23, 2017, age 85. Stauffer’s career began in Denver, at aerospace engineering company Honeywell, in 1957. While there, he helped to develop patents that were used to create the autofocus function for slide projectors and cameras, which helped revolutionize the photo industry. Survivors include wife Carolyn and children Peter, Eric, Thomas, and Susan.

  • Donald E. Stevenson BS ’54, June 4, 2017, age 85. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Stevenson joined the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviator. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1972. He married Marcella in 1957, and from 1959 until 1991, he flew commercially for Delta Airlines. Stevenson also served as a volunteer fireman and worked for a time at the Los Angeles county jail. He loved to read, solve crossword puzzles, and see the world. Survivors include his wife of 60 years; children Patti, Michael, and Barbie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Albert A. Nickels BS ’55, December 14, 2017, age 87. Nickels was co-owner of West Linn (Oregon) Drugs, until he retired in 1995. He loved the Oregon State Beavers and spent his free time traveling, gardening, and relaxing at his beach cabin. Survivors include his wife Faye; children Annette, Clark, and Leslie; and one grandson.

  • Kenneth N. Owens BA ’55, September 10, 2017, age 84. Owens enjoyed an accomplished teaching career, working more than 30 years in the history department at California State University at Sacramento. He helped establish a degree in public history at the school as well as a joint doctoral program with the University of California at Santa Barbara. The author of a number of books on American history, Owens helped found the California Council for the Promotion of History. He also played with jazz bands, the Oregon Symphony, and the Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Sally; daughters, Victoria and Melissa; and four grandchildren.

    • 10/14/2016

      Ruth Gregerson Tyler BS ’55 lives in Salem, Oregon, with her retired husband, oral surgeon Joseph Tyler. She still lives in the home they built 50 years ago. In June 2016, Tyler and her husband celebrated 60 years of marriage. Their five married children live in Oregon and Washington, along with 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. During the summer months, they enjoy their family cabin in McCall, Idaho. Tyler says she is proud to be an L&C alumna of 60+ years.

  • Alvin “Al” Lawrence Andrews passed away December 25, 2015, at his home. He was 88 years old.

    Al was born March 12, 1927, to Ellis and Leona Andrews. He was raised in Ontario, Oregon, where he lived until graduating from high school and joining the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. Following his discharge, Al attended Eastern Oregon State College and the University of Oregon until he was recalled to active duty at the onset of the Korean conflict to serve aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Boxer. After his military service he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon.

    Al worked as partner in the firm of Fitzwater, Fitzwater and Andrews before beginning a solo neighborhood practice in North Portland in the late 1960s. He closed his office in early 2000 to become a full-time caregiver for his beloved wife, Darlene (Devine), whose death preceded his.

    Al was a member of the Oregon State Bar, Bethel Baptist Church, and Peninsula Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He was a longtime supporter of the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for children with special needs. He was also a member of the U.S.S. Boxer Association and had an interest in hunting, hiking, genealogy, stained glass, music, and the Oregon Ducks.

    Al is survived by his children, Connie Stahly, Kris Wilkinson, Steve Andrews, Dixon Andrews, and Tony Andrews; two sisters, Florence Conant and Margaret Diehl; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and close friend Betty Doble.

  • Virginia S. Heisler ’56, September 5, 2017, age 82. After attending Lewis & Clark, Heisler worked for Sunset Lanes bowling alley as program director for more than 40 years. She married Donald Heisler in 1954. Heisler loved to travel and took part in bowling competitions both at home and away. When she wasn’t competing, she enjoyed sightseeing with her daughters, who often came along. Survivors include her children, Linda and Lisa, and two grandchildren.

  • Dorothy J. Jacobsen Stumm ’56, May 24, 2016, age 83. Survivors include her four children, Deborah, Bob, Victoria, and Jenevieve; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • 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.

  • Joanne Forstrom Nash BM ’56, December 23, 2015, age 81.

  • Dean B. Orton BS ’56, January 31, 2016, age 82.

  • Robert E. Taylor BS ’56, June 1, 2018, age 87. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a master sergeant, wife Patricia and family moved to Portland in 1954. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Taylor taught business classes at Pacific Business College and later served as department head at Franklin High School. Over the course of his career, Taylor held many administrative leadership and educational positions at various Portland-area schools. After retirement, he served as a curriculum consultant for the Lane (Oregon) Education Service District. Taylor loved art of many kinds–written, heard, and seen. Survivors include wife Carol; children Mike, Dan, Casey, Joe, Rachel, and Katie; and six grandchildren.

    • 10/14/2016

      Linda Allaway BS ’57 is now retired after a career as an educator and consultant on asthma and air quality issues. She lives in Portland and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren, gardening, cooking, and studying Pacific Northwest history. She also serves as a historical interpreter for the National Park Service.

  • Beverly Piland Creamer BS ’57, May 25, 2016, age 80. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Hospital until retiring in 2000. She was an ardent reader of science fiction, westerns, and mysteries. She also loved to camp, fish, watch birds, and care for her garden. Survivors include her two children, Brian and Karanne; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

  • Henry J. Kilmer BS ’57, July 17, 2017, age 82. Kilmer was a passionate educator with a career spanning more than 50 years. He taught at Molalla and Rex Putnam High Schools, and served as the principal of Clackamas High School. Over the years, Kilmer worked as a superintendent in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Nevada. Survivors include his five children, Henry III, Steve, Nanci, Debby, and Martie; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

    • 10/14/2016

      Willard “Laddy” Mears ’57 and his wife, Meredith Hiss Mears BS ’62, are enjoying retirement on the banks of Lower Fire Lake in Eagle River, about 13 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. Mears took up flying soon after moving to Alaska in the 1970s to work as the state’s loss control manager. His family has enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities surrounded by Alaska’s scenic beauty. Now, with two married daughters and five grandchildren, Mears and his wife make plenty of trips to warmer climes for visits.

  • James D. Raines BS ’57, March 10, 2018, age 84. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Raines studied speech therapy and hearing pathology at Oregon Health & Science University. He worked as a speech and hearing consultant for Vancouver Public Schools; served as executive director of the Vancouver Education Association; and worked as director of the Washington Education Association. Away from the office, Raines enjoyed performing in Off Broadway productions on the East Coast. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Wilma; a son-in-law; and many loving nieces and nephews.

    • 02/01/2018

      David Sellers BA ’57 writes that he’s “enjoying retirement on Whidbey Island (Washington) and keeping up with his six children scattered all over the U.S. and the world.”

  • Carl E. Smith ’57, April 1, 2018, age 82. After graduation, Smith met Patti Hart, and they formed the Patti Hart Trio, with Smith playing tenor saxophone and flute. He also started Carl Smith and the Natural Gas Co., a 12-piece band. In addition to being a great lover of jazz, he spent lots of time outdoors. Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge were among his favorite places to visit. Survivors include his second wife, Karen; seven children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Edgar W. Tomlin ’57, September 8, 2017, age 82. Tomlin worked in radio engineering, a career that enabled him to travel throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Botswana, and Morocco. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by history and genealogy. Survivors include his children, Khristina and Edgar, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Fred T. Wilcox BS ’57, December 20, 2017, age 82. After marrying in 1960, Wilcox moved to Hawai‘i, where he worked for Liberty House department stores. In 1979, he founded Wilcox Miller & Nelson, an executive search firm. Survivors include wife Elisa and children Traci and Robert.

  • Byong Chung BS ’58, April 28, 2018, age 83. After completing his pre-med studies at Seoul National University, Chung attended Lewis & Clark and later earned his MD from Oregon Health & Science University. In 1967, he joined a private neurosurgery practice in Elgin, Illinois, where he helped save lives for more than 40 years. Chung loved to teach and travel, often performing surgeries or teaching wherever he was visiting. He also loved sports and music. Survivors include wife Myung Soon; children Mimi, Young, Julia, and Joe; and 14 grandchildren.

  • Marlene K. Haldors BS ’58, September 11, 2017, age 80. Survivors include her children, Bruce and Marlys; her brother, Mike; and four grandchildren.

  • John S. Houser BA ’58, January 10, 2018, age 82. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Houser earned a fellowship for graduate work in art at the University of California at Los Angeles. He traveled extensively, visiting Morocco, Mexico, and Ecuador. Houser worked as a sculptor, creating large representations of historical figures for several cities in the American Southwest.

    • 10/14/2016

      Densley Palmer BA ’58 and Joyce Palmer BA ’58 married in 1959 after their graduation from Lewis & Clark. They’d known one another since elementary school. In 2001, after Densley retired, the couple moved to Anacortes, Washington. Densely has published a collection of his writings, including hymn poems and other forms of verse, in Now That I’m Thinking About It (Cave Art Press, 2015).

    • Now That I’m Thinking About It…

      Densley Harley Palmer BA ’58 compiles a selection of her poems, written from 2009 to 2015.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 10/14/2016

      Joyce Palmer BA ’58 and Densley Palmer BA ’58 married in 1959 after their graduation from Lewis & Clark. They’d known one another since elementary school. In 2001, after Densley retired, the couple moved to Anacortes, Washington.

    • 10/14/2016

      Merlin “Bud” White MAT ’58 was inducted into Tigard High School’s first-ever Hall of Fame class for athletic achievement. At Tigard High, White was a track and field state champion in the 100- and 220-meter dashes. At Lewis & Clark, White continued competing and was a Northwest Conference champion several times, setting records that stood for decades.

  • Jack R. Willey BA ’58, November 23, 2017, age 81. After teaching at Gonzaga University, Willey moved to Bakersfield, California, where he taught at Garces Memorial High School. Survivors include his daughter, Cristina, and a grandson.

    • 02/10/2015

      Was named in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury litigation. Bowerman is with the Oregon City firm Bowerman & David.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury litigation.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was honored by the Colorado Bar Association for his 50 years of outstanding service to the legal community. During his career Braucher was commerce counsel in the law department of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, as well as assistant attorney general for Colorado and counsel to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. In his private law practice, Braucher specialized in transportation law, representing carrier and shipper interests before state and federal agencies and federal court. He was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to the position of trustee in the liquidation of a major Denver-based motor carrier before retiring in 2000.

  • Robert M. Ellerby BS ’59, July 8, 2017, age 80. Ellerby worked at Georgia Pacific in Bellingham, Washington, as purchasing manager, from his graduation until 2001. He was an active member of his church and sang in a Norwegian male chorus. He also volunteered for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth organizations. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Geneva; his children, Kathy, Julie, and Scott; and eight grandchildren.

  • Richard L. Watson BS ’59, July 10, 2016, age 79. In 1961, Watson married Sally Hart in Watertown, New York. Survivors include his wife; sons William, Timothy, and Michael; and three grandchildren.

  • Gordon W. Yelton BS ’59, March 21, 2016, age 84. Yelton worked for Sears and Roebuck for several years following his graduation. He married Joan Mundigel in 1964. In 1970, with two small children, he moved his family to Bend, Oregon, where they owned and operated a small gift and housewares shop called Things Etc. After retiring, Yelton enjoyed taking care of his yard, visiting with his neighbors, and walking his dogs. Survivors include his wife, Joan; son Mark; and daughter Elizabeth.