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December 13, 2004


Wilbur Jensen ’60 performed an adaptation of Leroy Anderson’s A Trumpeter’s Lullaby as the featured soloist at the 2002 Bay Area Concert Band Christmas concert in North Bend.


Robert Matthews ’60 is retired but does consult on guidance and control issues related to underwater vehicles. He and his wife, Kaye, scull on Lake Union in Seattle several times a week.


Milton Ryan ’60 retired from Mobil Corporation in 1995 and now spends his time managing investments, maintaining his yard and home, and visiting his two grandsons. He and his wife have traveled extensively in Europe and the United States, and Ryan recently took his grandsons on a six-week tour of the western United States.



Edward “Ed” Barnes ’62 retired from the practice of general dentistry in 2000 and has also retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve Dental Corps.


Celeste Lambert Jessee ’62 is a substitute middle and high school math teacher in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area, where she lives with her husband. She retired from Parsons Brinckerhoff, designer of TriMet’s metropolitan Area Express light rail, after 15 years of service in Portland and Norfolk, Virginia.


Susanna Campbell Kuo ’62 presented a slide show titled “In Search of Early Chinese Immigrants in Lake Oswego and the Willamette Valley” at Oswego Heritage House in March 2003. She holds an M.A. in English literature from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. in English literature and folklore from indiana University. Kuo’s awards include a Mayor’s Citation from Suzuka, Japan, and an Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship.


Nadele Stewart Manzo ’62 has retired and moved from Orange County to Groveland, California.


Donald Robertson ’62 retired from the federal government in 1999 and is a part-time teacher of government contract management to federal government employees.


Masako Shinkawa ’62 is busy touring opera houses around the world.



Nancy Ford Gresbrink ’63 is a substitute teacher for friends in Portland. She retired from teaching in 2002 and enjoys knitting, reading, and playing volleyball.



Marilyn Smith Gasperson ’64 lives in central california. Since retiring from a marketing career with Teledyne Technologies and Dole Fresh Vegetables, she has kept busy as a self-employed marketing and merchandising consultant.


Joan Heiserman Harris ’64 is second soprano in the Valley Chorale and a board member of the Pierce County chapter of Washington Conservation Voters.




Katharine Hammond ’65 recently retired after teaching for 35 years. She spent 5 years teaching in California, 3 in Germany, and 27 in the Netherlands.


John Hickox ’65 departed from the Santa Monica pier in March and walked, biked, and roller-bladed to the White House to protest the U.S. war in Iraq.


James Mitchelmore ’65 taught social studies at Eugene’s Churchill High School and retired in 1995. He was a track coach for 38 years and coached Jordan Kent when Kent broke the state long-jump record. He has been scorekeeper and statistician for the North Eugene and Churchill boys’ basketball teams for more than 30 years.


Bastiaan Schouten ’65 lives with his wife, Priscilla, in California’s Central Valley. Both are retired U.S. Senior Foreign Service officers who spent more than 20 years in economic development in Latin America, the Middle East, and the Philippines. They sell pomegranates and are international economic development consultants.


John Schroeder ’65 has been at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee since 1970 and served as chancellor from 1990 to 1998. Since then, he has been a full-time teacher and researcher. His third book, Matthew C. Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat, received the John Lyman Book Award from the North American Society for Oceanic History.




John Condon ’66 has directed a program that assists low- and moderate-income families with heating needs for the past 20 years. He rowed competitively in the masters division nationally and internationally from 1992 until 2002, retiring after back surgery. He still enjoys rowing near his home on the Saco River in Massachusetts. Recently he purchased a 21-foot Century cuddy cabin. He and his former wife, Constance “Connie” Clark ’66, have four children and five grandchildren.


Esther Watson Nichols ’66 is an active community servant in Beaverton. Her volunteerism includes finding medical caregivers for needy children and their parents. Each week she distributes food from a local grocer to hungry families.


Claire Poulson ’66 is serving on a doctoral oral examination board at the university of Wales while enjoying being a tourist. A psychologist, she specializes in behavior analysis.


Deanna Hickox Sterett ’66 retired from the Bonneville Power Administration in 1997, the same year she and her husband, Jack, moved to the home they built on Parrett Mountain between Wilsonville and Newberg. Her current interests are local botany and primitive art.


John Venator ’66 and his wife have determined their retirement date and look forward to living in their two homes in Mexico and traveling.



Karen Coffyn Biraimah ’67 chairs the department of educational studies at the University of Central Florida. She is engaged in multiple federal grant activities in Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Kay Brown Davis ’67, writing as Katherine Lansing, created a libretto for orchestra and chorus called Creation: The Tale of Our Birth, which premiered in March 2003.


Amo “Dick” DeBernardis ’67 retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1994, and now stays busy with projects and hobbies such as hunting and fishing. He lives on the road to Yellowstone Park.


James “Jim” R. Den Beste ’67 is a training and employment specialist in the workforce Integration department at Chemeketa Community College.


Kenneth Hadley J.D. ’67, a veteran criminal defense attorney who has represented more than 40 clients accused of murder or capital murder, came under the media spotlight last spring as he defended Christian Longo, now convicted of killing his family in Oregon.


Roger Kubler ’67 works for Georgia’s Cobb County School District and had a 20-year career in the airline industry.



Douglas Crevensten ’68 and Susan “Susie” Bower Crevensten ’68 have lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, for 33 years. They’ve raised two children—a boy and a girl—and three dogs, the latest of which is both a Chesapeake and a blockhead. They are currently rebuilding a remote log cabin that burned down during a wildfire in 2002.


Mary Devlin ’68, M.A.T. ’71 recently completed a National Library of Medicine Fellowship in medical informatics at Oregon Health & Science University, and is now interim director of Multnomah County Library’s central library. She is president of the board of the Country Dance and Song Society, a North American–based organization promoting participatory Anglo-American dance, music, and song.


Sophia Kouidou-Giles ’68, area administrator for the Washington State department of Children and Family Services in Bremerton, was featured in the Bremerton Sun newspaper in September for her work with children and families affected by methamphetamine use.


Robert “Bob” Oatfield ’68 visited the Ecuadorian Oriente last summer as a guest of the Minister of Sports, Ecuadorian Army for the Oriente, and Guayas Sports Federation. During this trip, the Fundacion Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde made him an honorary member for his charitable work at Clinica Guayaquil, where he performs angioplasties and other procedures.


William “Bill” Shearer ’68, M.A.T. ’72 retired in 1999 after 31 years teaching elementary education. He spent 5 of those years in Alaska and 26 in Beaverton. He and his wife, Toni Marvin Shearer ’67, have four children and four grandchildren.


James Tuckett ’68 is coauthoring T.U.L.I.P. for Today: The Five Points of Calvinism. He is executive director of the Old Gray Dog foundation, which promotes compassionate care of animals and the Reformed faith in the Presbyterian Church.



Pamela Pitts Duvall ’69 spent most of her working life as a legal secretary; she called on her music degree in her off hours as a church organist and accompanist. She moved to Portland in August, after the death of her husband, Gerry Duvall ’68.


Vicki Kreimeyer ’69 is serving a two-year term as president of the Idaho Library Association. In 2002, she performed in a community theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.


Richard Morse ’69 and his wife, Corky, are involved in charitable organizations to benefit poor people in the United States and abroad. They met at the University of Washington in 1971 and have two children, Bart, 26, and Chris, 20.


Diane Blake Root ’69 is a special education teacher at her alma mater, Sandy High School. She earned her Oregon Special Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages teaching endorsements based on her studies at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education.


Jo Ann Staebler ’69 recently earned her master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary/Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. In 2003, her daughter, Joanna, graduated from Lewis & Clark, and her son, Joel, graduated from high school.

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