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In Memoriam

Class of 1969

    • 06/27/2019

      Keith Cooperrider BA ’69, June 27, 2019, age 72. Following graduation, he toured the United States and settled on the East Coast in 1970. After working for NASA for two years, he joined the national headquarters of the Unification Church as executive assistant to the president. In 1975, he married Sara Sack, and the couple settled in New York City. In 1982, Cooperrider became controller for the Washington Times and later chief financial officer, a post he held for 33 years. In his spare time, he loved spending time in nature with his family. Cooperrider also remodeled homes with his wife. Survivors include his wife, Sara; his children Caner, Kensy, and Kara; and two grandchildren.

    • 06/21/2018

      Michael D. Henderson JD ’69 passed away May 18, 2018. He was 77 years old. After earning his law degree, Michael worked at the district attorney’s office in Grants Pass, Oregon. He soon started a private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Michael loved the outdoors, spending his free time fishing, skiing, and riding horseback. Survivors include his significant other, Annie; sons Martin and Michael; stepdaughter Jackie; four grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

    • 11/23/2019

      Constance Odell Sams BA ’69, November 23, 2019, age 71.

    • 07/01/2019

      Laurence Sams BS ’69, April 5, 2019, age 73.

    • 12/09/2019

      Eric Van Patten ’69, December 9, 2019, age 72.