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From 1950 to 1959

    • 09/17/2015

      The Honorable Anthony “Tony” L. Casciato died of congestive heart failure September 7, 2015. He was 97 years old.

      Tony was born on November 1, 1917, in Portland. He and his twin brother, Alfredo (who died in infancy), were the fifth and sixth children of Giuseppe and Teresina Casciato. Tony graduated from Commerce (later Cleveland) High School. He attended Multnomah College and the University of Portland, graduating from the latter in 1941. Tony worked for the Bonneville Power Administration until he was drafted in 1942. Following his return from service during World War II, he studied law.

      In 1950, Tony married Dolores “Dede” Carlo. They had four children.

      Admitted to the bar in 1951, Tony practiced law until 1971, when he was appointed to the municipal bench (later the District/Circuit Court) for Multnomah County. He retired in 1993.

      Love of family, friends, the law, and sports characterized Tony’s life. A quintessential family man, he instilled in his children a sense of fair play, a love of learning, a ferocious work ethic, and an abiding loyalty to family and friends. His love for his old neighborhood of South Portland and its denizens never left him and to the very end, nothing made him happier than recounting stories from his youth. He considered the law a noble profession and saw it as a tool for helping others. Sports, particularly baseball, were both a passion and a solace. A gifted athlete, he played semi-pro baseball in his youth and never lost his love for the game or his favorite team, the New York Yankees. One of the greatest experiences of his life was attending the Yankees fantasy baseball camp at the age of 82 with his son Peter. He was a devoted member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, where he played squash for many years.

      Although he could be somewhat reserved, Tony enjoyed the company of others. He was particularly good with very young children, entering into their lives and interests with enthusiasm and gusto. To older children and young adults, he was an approachable father figure, someone who could offer thoughtful advice and sympathetic understanding. In his professional capacity he was a mentor and guide to legions of young lawyers, many of whom credit their subsequent success to his wise counsel. Those who were old or sick found in him a sympathetic presence and a ready listener.

      A voracious reader, Tony routinely read the newspaper—paying special attention to the sports coverage—and all the books he could get his hands on. He was particularly fond of history and biography. Art was another favorite activity.

      Tony was preceded in death by his wife, Dede, and his son Peter. He is survived by his son Tom; his daughters, Mary Jo Binker and Nancy Casciato; his daughters-in-law, Regina Casciato and Kathleen Hughes; his sons-in-law, Roland Binker and Kenn Walton; six grandchildren; and many devoted relatives and friends.

    • 11/30/2018

      Robert E. McEnany BS ’50, November, 2018, age 93. His son, David, reports that McEnany is a member of Lewis & Clark’s Sports Hall of Fame for his track achievements and that he loved his time at Lewis & Clark. Survivors include his children, Debra, Diane, and David.

    • 10/01/2019

      George B. Thompson BA ’50, July 11, 2019, age 91. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Thompson moved to Dallas, Oregon, where he taught high school. He later moved to the junior high school, where he switched to drama, speech, and journalism classes and took on counseling responsibilities. In 1962, Thompson moved to Portland, where he earned a master’s degree in counseling. He then returned to Dallas. For more than 20 years, he worked as the guidance counselor for Dallas Junior High School, now LaCreole Middle School. He retired in 1988. Survivors include his four sons, Carl, Lee, Robert, and George; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    • 07/03/2019

      Susan Blair BS ’51, April 19, 2019, age 89.

    • 08/14/2019

      Robert Graves BA ’51, August 14, 2019, age 94. Graves served his country in the second World War, earning his degree upon his return. He spent the rest of his career in management positions at CenturyLink before retiring in 1983. Survivors include former wife Gloria; partner Brenda; children Gary and Gloria; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    • 04/10/2017

      Robert “Bob” Ringo JD ’51 passed away on April 5, 2017, at the age of 92.

      Born in Spokane, Washington, on August 18, 1924, Bob moved with his family to Portland as a young child. He joined the Army Air Corps as soon as he graduated high school, becoming a commissioned flight officer and fighting in World War II as a bombardier in the 95th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group. Bob received several medals and honors, and was named Veteran of the Year in 2010.

      Following his service, Bob attended the University of Oregon, where he also began his legal education. He transferred to Northwestern School of Law in order to assist his mother, who lived in Portland. Shortly after graduating, he began a law practice in Corvallis while also working part-time as a deputy assistant attorney. Bob had a long and distinguished career as a trial attorney, developing a respected law firm that grew to its current formation of Ringo, Stuber, Ensor, Hadlock & Smith PC. He also served as president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, was named Oregon Trial Lawyer of the Year, and served on many boards, including the Oregon State Board of Bar Governors and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

      An active philanthropist, Bob supported many causes. Closest to his heart was the Good Samaritan Hospital, for which he led the governing and foundation boards and which he helped to provide free mental health care to local veterans.

      Bob was a devoted family man and lived life to the fullest. He is survived by four of his five children: Molly, Charlie, Julie, and Mary Ellen. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Irvin, who died in 2011; his first wife, Kathryn Reese, to whom he was married for 37 years, and who passed in 1989; and his second wife, Jane Crider, to whom he was married for 20 years, and who passed in 2013.

    • 04/29/2019

      Joan Schwinge BA ’51, April 29, 2019, age 90. In 1952, Joan married Norman Scwhinge BS ’51 after meeting him while working on the Lewis & Clark Pioneer Log. In 1955, the family moved to Pacific Palisades, California, where she continued her career as a teacher. In 1979, they moved to San Juan, Washington, and bought and remodeled a hotel they named the San Juan Inn. Joan was an active member of her community and a world traveler. Survivors include her children, Robert, Craig, Mark, and Scott; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 09/20/2019

      Robert A. Thomas BA ’51, March 2, 2019, age 91. Thomas, a veteran of World War II, spent 50 years in the insurance industry. Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Shirley; his daughter, Jan’l; and two grandchildren.

    • 09/05/2017

      Hazen R.C. Barnard BS ’52, September 4, 2017, age 87. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Barnard earned a master’s degree in retailing at New York University and then joined the Navy’s military security group in Hawaii. After serving in the military, he received a master’s degree in counseling/guidance from Oregon State University. Barnard worked as a vocational counselor and teacher at Cleveland High School in Portland and later served as a high school principal in Vernonia, Oregon City, Rogue River, Eagle Point, and Warrenton. He enjoyed boxing (which he took up while at Lewis & Clark), as well as fishing, woodworking, reading, and spending time with his grandkids. He retired in Gold Canyon, Arizona, and was married to Sondra Pollock Barnard for 64 years. Survivors include his children, Hazen and Diane, and grandchildren.

    • 07/09/2019

      Thomas M. Manfull BS ’52, May 4, 2019, age 89. In 1952, Manfull married Georgia Kosola in Vancouver, Washington. In 1957, they moved to The Dalles, Oregon, where Manfull worked as manager of Mayflower Milk. Later, in 1962, he purchased and ran the Ranch Restaurant in Hood River, Oregon, where the family moved in 1964. In 1966, he opened Tom’s Drive In, and ran both restaurants for years until retiring and selling in 1984. Survivors include his children, Jeffrey and Julie; four grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.

    • 01/06/2020

      Robert L. Stein BS ’52, January 6, 2020, age 89.

    • 06/10/2016

      Charles T. Allen Jr. BS ’53, June 9, 2016, age 87. Allen lived a vibrant life. He was a plumber by trade and served in the armed services. He married Ginger in 1950. They had three daughters together and many adventures that revolved around fishing, camping, rafting, and traveling. Allen also loved to host his friends and family during the holidays. In his later years, Allen was active in the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Ginger; son Tom; and daughters Terri and Tami.

    • 02/13/2019

      Shirley Botti BA ’53, February 13, 2019, age 88. She was a receptionist, briefly, before becoming a teacher at the Girls’ Polytechnic High School in Portland, and, later, Franklin High. In 1966, Botti moved with her family to Corvallis, Oregon, where she worked as a realtor for many years. She retired to Portland in 2001. Survivors include her children, Dan and Chris; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    • 07/09/2019

      Shirley Englund BM ’53, April 6, 2019, age 88. Englund was a music teacher at the Community Music Center in Portland for more than 20 years. She was also a devoted member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood and a lover of books, music, wine, and family. Survivors include her children Greg, Lizbeth, and Brad; two grandchildren; and other loving family members and friends.

    • 07/09/2019

      Keith B. Rislove ’53, April 27, 2019, age 88. Rislove worked in graphic design and advertising in the Portland and Salem areas. He retired in 1990. When he wasn’t working, he coached little league and went skiing with his daughter. Later in life, Rislove brought his artistic sensibilities to bear as a wildlife painter. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jeri; daughter Leslie; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many other loving family members and friends.

    • 07/11/2019

      Orval K. Jacques BS ’54, June 5, 2019, age 88. Jacques worked for Boeing in Seattle, Washington; Cascade Manufacturing in Portland; and then the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Elks, and the Shriners. Survivors include his nieces and nephew, Sandra, Catherine, and Kelly; several great-nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members and friends.

    • 08/02/2018

      Shirley A. Jewel BS ’54, February 22, 2018, age 90. After graduation, Jewel and her husband lived in Petaluma, California, where she worked as a medical technologist. Jewel volunteered as a driver for cancer patients and as a caretaker for animals that were homeless or in need of rehabilitation. She also loved bird-watching and reading. Survivors include husband Raymond; children Marguerite, Carolyn, Matthew, Mark, and Geoffrey; and four grandchildren.

    • 01/07/2019

      Bonny McKnight ’54, January 7, 2019, age 82. McKnight was an active volunteer and community advocate and organizer in the Portland area. She was awarded a Spirit of Portland award in 2003. Survivors include her sons, Michael and Christopher, and one grandson.

    • 07/03/2019

      Jean Marie Peterson BS ’54, March 11, 2017, age 85.

    • 11/06/2019

      Helen Doig West ’54, November 6, 2019, age 87. West was married to a military man and lived all over the world, eventually retiring in Renton, Washington. There she volunteered at Valley Medical Center and enjoyed cruises to the Caribbean Islands. She also liked spending time with friends in the great outdoors, gardening, solving puzzles, and eating seafood. Survivors include her daughters, Denise and Janine.

    • 11/22/2018

      Lyle O. Wilson BA ’54, November 22, 2018, age 87. Wilson worked as a pastor for much of his life, serving in churches across Oregon. Survivors include his wife, Vera; children Jim, Joanne, and Joyce; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

    • 10/22/2019

      Donald M. Lunday BA ’55, October 22, 2019, age 88.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 07/08/2019

      Ronald C. Benfield BS ’58, March 18, 2019, age 83. In 1959, Benfield married LaRita Riggs, and the couple moved to Newport, Oregon. He worked as finance director for Central Lincoln People’s Utility District. Outside of work, Benfield was an active community member, serving on various committees and boards. In retirement, he and LaRita traveled in their RV and enjoyed fishing, camping, and hiking. In 2008, LaRita passed away. In 2014, Benfield and Valerie were married. Survivors include his wife, Valerie; children Kathryn and Daniel; three grandchildren; and other loving family members and friends.

    • 07/02/2019

      Daryle Steffen BS ’58, August 2, 2018, age 81. After graduation, Steffen served in the army for two years. Upon returning to civilian life, he married Peggy Kestie. Steffen worked as a social worker and was an active member of his church. He also loved tending to his garden. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Peggy; children David, Peter, and Philip; and seven grandchildren.

    • 06/18/2019

      Wesley C. Strahm BS ’58, June 18, 2019, age 83. In 1963, Strahm cofounded Weatherly’s, a wholesale building supply business, which he helped run until retiring in 1995. During retirement, Strahm enjoyed spending time at his Black Butte home with family and friends; playing golf; and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his son, Doug; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 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.