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Class Notes - 1960s

March 11, 2007


Dick Kite ‘60 and his wife, Carole, have retired from their “Ministry of Music” after a combined career of 100-plus years. Between the two of them, they served churches in Reno, Nevada; Moscow, Idaho; Fort Jones, Etna, and Weed, California; Edmonds, Seattle, Kirkland, and Bellevue, Washington; and New Britain, Connecticut. Their music has taken them to five Eastern-bloc countries and to England, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and South Africa. They currently live in Redmond, Washington. They have five grown children and four grandchildren. Carole designs and makes greeting cards, while Dick makes Native American–styled flutes.


Arts & Sciences 45th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007


William Coggins ’66 just finished 35 years of federal civilian service, most of it with the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He’s retired and moved to St. James Plantation, North Carolina, for a life of cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing, and some (poor) golf. He would love to hear from any and all from his era.

Ann Marie Magill ’66, who retired as librarian from Ashland High School in 2004, works as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Ashland High School’s ASPIRE program.

Richard Maizels J.D. ’66 continues to offer arbitration and mediation services at his new office in the American Bank Building in downtown Portland.

Linda Mendez ’66 has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Spain, with and without student groups. She plans to live in Chile in the near future.

Justice Betty Roberts J.D. ’66 received the Margaret Brent Award at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Honolulu.

John Venator ’66 was invited to be a featured speaker by Business Week magazine at its Business Week CEO Forum in Beijing in November 2006. He was also a featured speaker at the 2004 forum, held in Hong Kong.


Arts & Sciences 40th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007


Douglas “Doug” Crevensten ’68 and his wife, Susan Bower Crevensten ’68, live in Fairbanks, Alaska. They raised a son and daughter together and are thriving in Alaska, where they’ve built two houses and two cabins. Doug is retired after 35 years with the school district in many capacities, the last being director of grants and special projects. Susie works as an elementary school librarian. Doug busies himself with tinkering, hiking, reading mysteries and the Washington Post, shooting guns, and playing poker with buddies. Susie enjoys bird watching, working with a local wildlife refuge, fly fishing, and keeping Doug organized. Together, they have fun with their dog, grown children, and each other.

Mary Devlin ’68, M.A.T. ’71 is community libraries director for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District in southwest Washington. She continues to lead contra and English country dances around the United States. During the summer of 2006, she taught at dance camps in Denmark and France.

Patricia Koczur ’68 and her husband found a retirement home in a new subdivision in Orange, a small town in central Virginia. She can walk into town (not much there) or drive 35 miles to Charlottesville for excellent shopping and dining. She enjoys small-town living where the Civil War is still a recent event and people wonder where she’s from because she doesn’t have an accent.

Jacqueline Richey ’68 remembers 40 years ago when she dropped out of a Peace Corps training group that was going to Ecuador. She then married a return Peace Corps volunteer with the promise that they would someday go to Latin America. They immediately went to Vietnam and the Philippines for two years. Now she is about to retire as an accountant at Central City Concern in Portland, and they are moving to Mexico! Hasta la vista!

Robert Rynerson ’68 has been helping others with their historical research. In no particular order: the Dean Reed website team; a Florida professor who is writing the history of light rail transit; and several people writing on the American era in Berlin (1945–94). He’s also working on digitizing his 1960s photos. He’s written the only online account of Aubrey Pankey’s story (search Google for that!).


David Grube ’69 in January 2006 became chair of the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. He was appointed to the board by Governor John Kitzhaber in 2001 and reappointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski in 2004. In May 2006 he was elected to the nominating committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards, and appointed to its postlicensure assessment system committee. He is past president of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians and its foundation, and is an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He has been in private practice in Philomath since 1977.

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