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In Memoriam

Class of 1956

    • 12/31/2018

      Hal L. Adrian BS ’56, December 31, 2018, age 84. Adrian began his career as a teacher and later worked in human resources at an insurance company, where he became vice president. After retiring in 1994, he worked as assistant athletic director at George Fox University. Survivors include his wife, Audrey; sons Dave, Jay, and Greg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 08/17/2016

      Alvin “Al” Lawrence Andrews JD ’56 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.

    • 12/24/2015

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

    • 06/28/2019

      Dr. Betty Thompson BS ’56, April 2, 2019, age 84. Thompson built her career at Oregon Health & Science University, where she served 27 years as a member of the anesthesiology faculty, training hundreds of resident physicians. Shortly before her passing, OHSU awarded her with a lifetime service award. She and her husband, John, established the Betty B. Thompson, MD, Endowment for Student Education and International Service in 2008. Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, John; children Kathleen and Scott; and two grandsons.