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In Memoriam

Class of 1959

    • 07/01/2019

      Mary Zoe Petersen BS ’59, February 23, 2019, age 81. Petersen was a community organizer, volunteer, and owner of Gresham Optical/Custom Eyes for 30 years. She married Larry Petersen in 1960. The family moved to Seattle for a short while before returning to Gresham, Oregon, in 1975, where she was an involved and recognized member of her community. Survivors include her husband of 58 years; children, Eric and Zoe Ann; three grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.

    • 07/10/2019

      Earl R. Rogness BS ’59, May 8, 2019, age 81. Rogness was successfully self-employed in the insurance industry. Outside of work, he enjoyed training his dogs for field trials, golfing, and fishing. After retiring in 1995, he lived in Neakhanie, Oregon. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary; his daughters, Anne and Emily; and one grandson.

    • 08/09/2019

      Lynn F. Roumagoux BS ’59, MAT ’69, June 12, 2018, age 81. Roumagoux worked as a high school English teacher, counselor, and track and field coach in Portland and Anchorage, Alaska. A dedicated runner, he mentored many young men and women over his career, inviting the teams to his home for a spaghetti dinner at the end of each season. He met his wife, Donna Russell Roumagoux ’61, at Lewis & Clark, and they were married in 1959. After retiring, the couple learned to square and round dance, eventually teaching the dances together at various festivals around the United States until 1998, when they settled in Mesa, Arizona. Survivors include his wife; children Annette and Brent; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 07/02/2019

      Marcia Truswell ’59, March 18, 2019, age 81.