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In Memoriam

Class of 1961

    • 02/10/2017

      Henry Smith Kane JD ’61 died January 11, 2017. He was 90 years old.

      Born in New York City, Henry served in the Army during World War II before earning a BS from the University of Oregon. He switched to law after working as a reporter for The Dalles Chronicle and the Oregon Journal. Henry then served as an Oregon assistant attorney general before going into private practice.

      Henry was married for 47 years to Dorothy Jeanne Kane, who died in 1997. Two of their sons, Mark and James, also preceded Henry in death.

      Henry is survived by his son John, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

    • 01/26/2019

      Wallace L. Moore BS ’61, January 26, 2019, age 83. While studying at Lewis & Clark, Moore worked at Copeland Lumber for his mother-in-law, Mary Larsen. Later recruited by Parr Lumber, he became assistant manager of their Cedar Hills location in 1962. A successful manager at several locations, Moore worked his way up to vice president of the corporation and board of directors. When he wasn’t working, Moore focused on constructing a family home in Northwest Portland as well as a vacation home in Sunriver, Oregon. After retirement, he lived in Bend, Oregon, where he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and socializing. Survivors include his wife, Ann; children, Marianne, Kathleen, and Michael; and two grandchildren.

    • 05/25/2019

      Walter Sparks BS ’61, May 25, 2019, age 80. Sparks began teaching in 1962, in Philomath, Oregon. His career spanned 37 years, ending in the Oregon City School District. Survivors include his wife, Joan; children Douglas and David; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 01/16/2019

      Anne Whitman BS ’61, January 16, 2019, age 79. After marrying Jim in 1961, Whitman worked as a secretary until shortly after the birth of her first child. She then worked as a full-time mother to three children, returning to work in retail sales when they were grown. Survivors include her husband; children Steve, Beth, and Dan; and six grandchildren.