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In Memoriam

Class of 1957

    • 12/20/2019

      Lloyd Babler BS ’57, December 20, 2018, age 87. Before his time at Lewis & Clark, Babler served aboard the USS New Jersey during the Korean War, spending 42 months at sea. Upon his return and subsequent graduation, he founded Western International Investors and Developers with his brother, Thomas, and friend, Ray Town. Over the course of a full career, he was a life member of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, chair of the negotiating committee for the Associated General Contractors, and founder of the Oregon chapter of the State Asphalt Pavement Association. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; children Megan, Heidi, and Christopher; and three grandchildren.

    • 06/20/2019

      Keith Harcourt BA ’57, June 20, 2019, age 84. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Harcourt completed his medical training at the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University) and practiced general surgery in Pendleton, Oregon, for 32 years. After retiring, he remained active and volunteered with several organizations, including Hospice of Pendleton, the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board, and his church. Harcourt is survived by his wife, Patricia Akse Harcourt BS ’57; children Matt, Brian, and Joyce Harcourt-Meyersick ’85; brothers Hugh Harcourt BA ’52 and Scott Harcourt; and two grandchildren.

    • 10/09/2019

      Charles E. Kraft BA ’57, June 12, 2019, age 83. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Kraft served in the Navy. In 1964, he earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon. Kraft taught history at Portland Community College for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1994. He loved to travel, and his favorite destinations included Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Mexico. Survivors include his siblings, Lenanne and Gerry; his son, Kevin; and two grandchildren.

    • 01/17/2019

      Jerry B. McClelland BS ’57, January 17, 2019, age 83. McClelland was a professional musician and music teacher who loved his work. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and gardening. McClelland was a generous volunteer in his church, Lake Grove Presbyterian, and a loyal attendee of any event in which his grandchildren were involved. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nancy; children, Beth, Bruce, and Bonnie; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 12/14/2019

      Joseph W. Pashak BS ’57, December 14, 2019, age 90. Pashak was a food inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1989. An avid traveler, he visited every state in the U.S. and more than 50 countries. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, and camping. He was also an active volunteer and served as president of the PTA at Kennedy Elementary School in Salem, Oregon. Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Anita; his children, Jeffrey, Kimberly, and Gregory; and six grandchildren.

    • 06/07/2019

      David Sellers BA ’57, June 7, 2019, age 85. Sellers met Clara Wright BS ’58 while at Lewis & Clark, and the two were married in March 1957. Soon after graduation, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where Sellers earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Eventually, the family returned to Portland, where Sellers taught at Lewis & Clark until 1965. Later, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Sellers worked for the CIA. In 2001, Clara Wright passed away. Sellers later married Dianne Shiner, and the couple moved to Freeland, Washington. He loved spending time on Whidbey Island, where he had a home. Survivors include his wife, Dianne; six children; three step-children; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.