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Class Notes - 1960s

June 05, 2012


David Jeans B.S. and Margaret “Peggy” Jeans B.A. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in September 2011.


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Dolores Chenoweth B.A. enjoys retirement, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren in Portland and Bend. She worked for 20 years in corporate communications at PacifiCorp in Portland and several years as an investor relations consultant. As a class of 1962 reunion volunteer, she looks forward to the festivities in June.

John Marandas B.S. was unsure about going to the 50th reunion. But after meeting with former classmates, he realized other alums are eager to learn about their classmates’ journeys since graduation. He plans to attend. How about the rest of the class of 1962?

Don Robertson B.S. spent 38 years working for the U.S. Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard. He worked for 11 years for a consulting/ training firm providing contract management training for government personnel. He and his wife live in Issaquah, Washington. They have three sons and three beautiful granddaughters. He looks forward to “reconnecting with classmates at our 50th class reunion.”


Sandra Sunrising Osawa B.A. was a finalist for the 2010 annual Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award. She is a previous recipient of Lewis & Clark’s Distinguished Alumna Award for her lifelong work as a Native American filmmaker.


John Venator B.S. and Dorianne Venator were featured in a Mexico Tourism Board video showcasing their lives as expatriates.


Harold Weight B.A. traveled to northern Pakistan in spring 2011 “to help monitor and do further development for a girls’ middle school in the village of Minawar, near a town called Gilgit.” On his way back to Islamabad, he unknowingly “passed within a mile” of Bin Laden’s compound a few weeks before the U.S. raid.


J. Elyse Gilbert B.S., M.A.T. ’73 retired in 2000 after 30 years of teaching in Portland high schools. She travels the world and provides daycare for her three grandchildren two days a week. She fondly remembers her years at Lewis & Clark and would love to hear from her classmates.

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