Class Notes

This edition of Class Notes includes undergraduate and graduate submissions through October 15, 2015, and law submissions through September 30, 2015.

This edition of Class Notes includes undergraduate and graduate submissions through October 15, 2015, and law submissions through September 30, 2015.


John Reitz BA, who invigorated the Snack Shack that once existed below Albany Quadrangle with jazz music, continues to play drumpfet. Reitz, along with his Harbor Patrol Jazz Band, performed at the Clark County Fair in Vancouver, Washington, in August. It was the 20th consecutive year the band had played at the event.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Roger Adams

Jim Petersen BA and his wife, Sally, are 16 years into retirement, but retirement is a relative term for them. Jim’s books, including an upcoming second edition of his popular Why Don’t We Listen Better? Communicating and Connecting in Relationships, are outgrowths of 50 years’ experience in counseling and ministry. The Petersens also manage a small Portland business, Petersen Publications. After pastoring churches for 40 years, including a long tenure at Southminster Presbyterian in Beaverton, Oregon, Jim retired in 1999. The Petersens enjoy fishing and traveling. Between them, they have five children, a dozen grandchildren, and two “greats.”

Dean Soule BS, who was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Family Weekend, has been retired from teaching and coaching for 25 years. But the 1955 first- team All-America football lineman for the Pioneers is still competing 60 years later —not on the gridiron but on the softball diamond. Soule has been playing senior slow-pitch softball at the highest level for two decades. His team returns to St. George, Utah, this fall to defend the 80s-and-older world championship it won in 2014.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016


Richard Ditewig BA has, since retiring, availed himself of the opportunity to travel to England and France to participate in the British and French Organ Music Seminars. It has allowed him to play period- appropriate organ music on historic European instruments. He says it was a wonderful experience to hear and play music on organs for which the compositions were written.


Class Correspondent: Margi Crain Brown


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: C. Allen Neighorn BA

Jack Lewis BA retired in 2011 after 27 years at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he served as associate dean in international business. He now advises a former student, the CEO of a Japanese firm that produces and markets ready-to-drink green tea products. Lewis was one of six first-year students on Lewis & Clark’s inaugural overseas study program to Japan in 1962 who went on to earn graduate degrees; four of the six ended up teaching and conducting research on Japan. He keeps in close touch with Lewis & Clark and has a special passion for the endowed H. Adunni Warren Scholarship, which provides financial aid to female minority students from the Portland area.


Class Correspondent: Michael Homan


Charles Cantelon BA published three books in 2014: Continuity is a book of poems; The Musings of T. C. Worthe is a collection of poetry and opinions; and Mankind is a compilation of thoughts on subjects relating to mankind.

Pamela Stambaugh BA is “living the dream” as founder and president of Accountability Pays, which provides management coaching, leadership training, and executive recruitment services to Fortune 500, midsized, and small companies throughout the United States.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016


Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither


Class Correspondent: Becky Dimond


Class Correspondent: Merrilee MacLean

Mark Anderson BA earned his PhD in management in May 2015 from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He now resides with his wife, Kathleen Anderson BA, in Ephraim, Utah, where he is assistant professor of business at Snow College.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Susan Bennett Olson

Tabitha Whitefoot BA, MAT ’89 is now employed at the Oregon Department of Education as an Indian education specialist.


Wendy Wurlitzer BA, finance vice president of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia (NSCDA-VA), was inducted into the National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year Circle for 2015–16. In addition to her position at NSCDA-VA, Wurlitzer lends her time to several other organizations dedicated to heritage and historical preservation: She is director of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA, treasurer of the Old Dominion Theatre Organ Society, and at-large director of the Theatre Historical Society.


Ronald Marks BA was selected as a member of the board of directors of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

Jose Torroella BA lives in Orlando, Florida. He’s been a self-employed attorney for the past 25 years and specializes in criminal defense. He has two children, Eileen and George, both of whom are in high school. He would love to see any Lewis & Clark alumni visiting in his area.


Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund


Mark Young BS has joined CKS Advisors, an investment banking firm, as managing director.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondents: Cindy Thompson and Lisa Grill Dodson

Elizabeth Brown-Pickren BS has been awarded a fellowship in estuarine research by the North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP). The fellowship provides funding for graduate students to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary. According to the APNEP, she will study subsistence fishing in Tyrrell County, “exploring the vital link between the health of our estuaries and the health of our communities, informing fishermen and natural resource managers alike.” Brown-Pickren is in the coastal resources management doctoral program at East Carolina University.


Class Correspondent: Jamie Hackel Hyams


Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson


Class Correspondent: Susan Corlett

Leslie Atiyeh BA learned Chinese at Lewis & Clark in preparation for the college’s first-ever exchange program to Guilin, Guangxi Province back in the ’80s with Professor Jeffrey Barlow and his wife, Christine Richardson-Barlow. Atiyeh studied, taught, and danced in China for 18 months without eating one hamburger. Upon graduating with a political science degree, she met her husband, Tom, while volunteering for the Northwest China Council. She is cofounder of Atiyeh International, Ltd., an import and product development firm. Atiyeh is excited to launch her encore career in the nonprofit sector with the Northwest China Council after spending 30 years in an award-winning family-managed business. Atiyeh is active in P.E.O., St. Paul Lutheran Church, neighborhood emergency planning, and a book club. She also plays enjoys playing soccer, gardening, and motorcycling.

Katherine Tennyson JD was named president-elect of the board of directors for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). Tennyson, a circuit court judge and the chief probate judge for Multnomah County, also serves on the faculty of the NCJFCJ’s Child Abuse and Neglect Institute.


Class Correspondent: Sarah Reynolds Marin

Gretchen Shinoda BA manages student services at the International University of Japan (an international graduate school), where she specializes in career services. The university boasts students from about 50 countries, which makes her job extremely varied. Her husband, Tomohito Shinoda cas ’85, is vice president and director of the Research Institute at the same university. Their daughter, Erika, is busy with musicals and challenging high school academics. She just might apply to Lewis & Clark in a few years. Peyton Stafford BA works in the cutting-edge digital end of book publishing and consults for many libraries. His primary focus is facilitating partnerships between publishers and libraries to provide e-books to readers around the world.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondents: Sally Dadmon Bixby and David Lawrence

George “Woody” Beardsley BA joined the board of the San Isabel Land Protection Trust. A real estate broker with Mirr Ranch Group, he is cofounder and president of Hybrid Energy Group in Denver.


Mark Brody BA, a Portland mosaic artist, was profiled last summer in the Tigard- Tualatin-Sherwood Times. He’s taught the art of mosaic to both adults and children. His nationally award-winning piece, Diving Into a Book, is on display in the Tualatin Public Library. He has also published a book, Mosaic Garden Projects (Timber Press, 2015).

Christine Curran BA has been named Oregon’s deputy state historic preservation officer. She joined Oregon’s preservation office 16 years ago and has worked as national register coordinator, federal and state compliance coordinator, and associate deputy state historic preservation officer. In her new role, Curran will be responsible for the State Historic Preservation Office and the other state heritage programs located within the Heritage Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, including the Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Main Street program, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, and others.

Paul Heins BA has been named the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend, Washington. Heins lives with his wife, Carrie, and their two children.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Andrea Ball

Jamie Baker Roskie BA has joined Coan, Payton & Payne in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her practice focuses on all areas of real estate, land use development planning, zoning, local government, and environmental law. Baker Roskie obtained her BA in international affairs from Lewis & Clark and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. Later, she returned to Georgia Law as managing attorney for its Land Use Clinic, where she supervised students as well as represented local governments, conservation and community organizations, and state and local agencies in land-use matters. While working at Georgia Law, she also served as a policy and legal analyst for the university’s River Basin Center and worked on the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan Development Team, which won a Regional Director’s Conservation Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its innovative work.

Shawn Reilly JD was elected mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin, in April 2014. He’s currently working to get Waukesha more reliable access to clean water from Lake Michigan, a daunting task requiring the approval of governors in Wisconsin and other Great Lakes states. Elected on a platform of “no drama,” Reilly is living up to his promise.


Class Correspondent: Sean Hanley


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Laura Mundt

Bryan Scott JD will be sworn in as the 88th president of the State Bar of Nevada in July 2016. He will be the first government attorney and the first African American president since the Nevada bar was established in 1928. For the past 19 years, Scott has worked for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office, where he is assistant city attorney for the civil division.

Scott Spendlove BS was elected board chair of Colorado Youth for a Change, a nonprofit organization devoted to ending the drop-out problem in Colorado.


Ron Podmore MEd recently completed a two-year national project for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to create revised standards for future teacher candidates. Working with a variety of private and public stakeholders, he helped rewrite standards so that future teachers have a clearer understanding of expectations should they choose to attempt the arduous National Board certification process. Podmore has won numerous teaching awards, including recognition from the Washington State School Board Association and a Golden Apple Award from Seattle’s KCTS. His is also a published author. Currently, he is a high school teacher in the Federal Way [Washington] Public Schools and an adjunct instructor at Bellevue College.


Class Correspondents: Erik Thorin and Marcye Mokier

Edward “Ted” Adler BA displayed his ceramic artwork in Mingenback Gallery at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, this past fall. He has shown his work in dozens of exhibitions, including a solo show at the Jane Hartsook Gallery in New York City. Adler works as an associate professor of art and area head of ceramics media at Wichita State University.


Class Correspondent: Carly Henderson


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Jo Becker

Maureen Milton MAT was a presenter at the third International Board on Books for Young People regional congress in Kigali, Rwanda. Her paper was titled “Borrowing From Your Auntie: Using Folklore and Indigenous Stories to Promote Literacy and Preserve Culture.”


Victoria Blachly JD received a Portland Business Journal’s 2015 Women of Influence award. She is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland.

Zachary Boone BA is the new executive director of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation in Bend. The foundation’s current focus is scholarship development, community engagement, and oversight of a $19 million endowment. Boone lives in Bend with his wife, Jennifer Boone BA ’98, MA ’07, and their two daughters, ages 13 and 9.

Josh Lamborn JD was elected to the board of directors for the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. A proponent of crime victim rights, Lamborn represents clients pro bono through the National Crime Victim Law Institute and sponsors the NCVLI’s annual convention. He opened the Law Office of Josh Lamborn in 2009 after serving as a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County for 12 years. His practice focuses on the representation of victims of sexual assault and other crimes, as well as personal injury clients.

Chris Stack BA was highlighted as a performer in a New York Times review of the Broadway play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait.


Class Correspondents: Nicole Miranda and Mike Skrzynski


Class Correspondent: Sierra Hutchinson


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondent: Katie Clarkson

Travis Litman BA has been promoted to senior legal advisor for wireline and consumer issues for the Federal Communications Commission.

Allison Machlis Meyer BA is an assistant professor of English at Seattle University, where she teaches Shakespeare and Renaissance literature.


Jonas Lerman BA recently moved back to San Francisco after five years on the East Coast. He works as a federal prosecutor.


Class Correspondent: Diana Wiener Rosengard

Jaymie Cox BA is the head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director of Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington. She is halfway through her first volleyball season with the Rangers.

Melissa Topacio Long BA completed a master’s degree in international education and then began ImprintEd Abroad, a student exchange program in Morocco.


Julia Braun BA is currently working on Noshland, a project for promoting her take on traditional Jewish foods via catering, workshops, and pop-up events. Inspired by her own upbringing—and her experience as an outsider to more orthodox Jewish communities —Braun hopes to create a place for Jewish young adults in the California Bay Area who don’t identify with existing communities.

Sonya Carlson BA is returning to school to get an M.BA in sustainability after working as chief of staff for almost six years for Oregon Representative Phil Barnhart. She is happily married and has a wonderful 4-year-old son.

Juan Eyzaguirre LLM was named a standout environmental lawyer in the Latin American region by the British ranking organization Chambers and Partners.

Parna Mehrbani JD has been appointed to the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism, which is charged with advancing the professionalism, equality, and efficiency of Oregon’s judicial branch. Selections for the commission are based on reputation, past contributions, and diversity.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016


Class Correspondent: Aron Phillips

Blerina Kotori JD, an attorney with Tonkon Torp, has been appointed to the board of directors of Raphael House of Portland, an agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence. Kotori specializes in advising and representing employers in matters including leave laws, wage, sexual harassment employment benefits, and more.

Yarrow Ulehman BA is busy exploring her colorful new city of São Paulo, Brazil. She moved to the bustling city in July 2015 to teach middle school humanities at Graded—The American School of São Paulo.


Class Correspondent: Maura Walsh

Hunter Franks BA organized an unusual art project/ community dinner for residents of Akron, Ohio. To commemorate the loss of community that occurred when one neighborhood was split by a new freeway, Franks arranged to shut down traffic, set up an enormous table in the middle of the road, and served dinner to 500 locals.

Rev. David Norse BA gave a TEDx talk in June 2015 on the integration of LGBTQ and Christian identity. Norse is the first openly gay ordained Presbyterian minister in Philadelphia.


Class Correspondent: Kelsey Harrity

Prachi Jha BA is currently working with the development team at Ashoka University, one of the first liberal arts universities in India. It is the first university in India to be built entirely on the basis of philanthropic gifts.

Brendan Larsen BA was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is continuing his work in evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona.

Megan Mills-Novoa BA was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She will pursue her geography research at the University of Arizona. Megan was also a Fulbright Scholar in Chile and holds the distinction of being the first Lewis & Clark graduate to be named a Luce Scholar.


Class Correspondent: Stephanie Locke

Nikki Martin JD became the first female president in the 44-year history of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors. Martin is also the first woman to lead an international oil and gas trade association.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Robin Cedar BA has been accepted to the MFA program at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she will be studying poetry. She has spent the last four years helping her parents start and operate a family-run business.

Emily Nguyen BA was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She will study cultural anthropology at Yale University.

Josh Soper JD was appointed as the first in-house city attorney of Sherwood, Oregon. He previously served as county counsel for Coos County, Oregon.


Class Correspondent: Josh Cohn

Jade Lansing BA has been named ethnographic field school liaison and manager for Dar Si Hmad, an organization that promotes local culture and creates sustainable initiatives through education and scientific ingenuity in southwest Morocco. She has lived in the Mediterranean region since 2012. Her love for Morocco began in 2011, when she studied abroad in Marrakesh and Fes. Since then, she has returned often to visit and conduct research. Dar Si Hmad’s Ethnographic Field School gives her the opportunity to share this love with other students and researchers drawn to Morocco’s southern coast.


Julia Cosgrove BA was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She will continue her life sciences studies in systematics and biodiversity at Harvard University. Nick Lawton JD, LLM ’14 won second prize in the ABA’s Public Land Law and Policy writing competition for his LLM seminar paper, “Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act: Demanding a Gift of Federal Lands.” Sarah Sandholtz BA was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She will work toward an advanced degree in chemistry in structure, dynamics, and mechanism at Stanford University.


Kathleen Burkhardt BA is pursuing a master’s degree in publishing at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She was granted a full-tuition graduate fellowship.

Mazene Graze BA was awarded a Fulbright Award to teach in France. Daniela Jimenez BA was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil. From February to December 2016, she will be supporting educators in English language learning classrooms and more broadly serving as a cultural educational ambassador between Brazil and the United States.

Laura Kerr JD traveled to China with Tom Lindley, chair of Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice, to provide pro bono assistance to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. Kerr, an associate at Perkins Coie, acted as a consultant on the development and implementation of environmental laws designed to address China’s environmental concerns.

Luciano Santino BA has been named the Homeyer Scholar for 2015–17 at Washington University in St. Louis. The August and Ruth Homeyer Scholarship is given to a graduate student pursing a PhD in chemistry or a related field of physical science. It is awarded every two years to a rising second-year graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in his or her first year of graduate coursework and research.


Jake Bartman BA has spent several summers as an intern with the Claremont Courier in California and is now a reporter for the West Linn Tidings and the Wilsonville Spokesman in Oregon.

Alex Kraemer BA was awarded a Davies-Jackson Scholarship to study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. This scholarship is awarded annually to students with exceptional academic records who are also the first in their families to graduate from college.

Loren Naldoza BA was awarded a Fulbright Award to teach in Spain.

Marriages and Unions

Kimberlee Stafford BS ’94, JD ’05 and Vanessa Usui JD ’05, June 21, 2015, on their front lawn along the North Portland Sunday Parkways route. Joining the celebration were Steve Tate BA ’93, Stacey Nichols Kim BA ’94, Erika Foin BA ’94, Sara Burt BA ’94, Nicole “CoCo” Anderson BA ’94, Heather Thomas Campbell BA ’94, Ted Benice BS ’95, Jeanette Schuster JD ’02, Parna Mehrbani JD ’05, Ben Buhayar JD ’05, Joele Farnham JD ’05, and Elisa Dozono JD ’06.

Andrew Somers Cody BA ’02 and Erin Elizabeth Jennings, July 18, 2015, in Binghamton, New York.

Jefferson Laffey BA ’02 and Arlenne Piña Galindo were married May 2, 2015, in the Catedral de Asunción in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and again on June 20, 2015, in a secular ceremony in Paradise Valley, Arizona. In attendance at the Arizona ceremony were Marie Knapp BA ’03, MAT ’07 and Ben Levy BA ’02 and their children, Elliott and Cecily; Audrey DeCoursey BA ’03 and her cousin, Kendra Flory; and Julian Dautremont-Smith BA ’03 and his fiancée, Taylor McCann.

Tyler Noonan BA ’07 and Jade Bryant, June 12, 2015, Loveland, Colorado. In attendance were Katelyn Silver BA ’07, Tim Main BA ’07, and Amanda Pope BA ’08.

Births and Adoptions

To Kirsten Kyllingstad BA ’00 and husband Jason Glick, their first child, son Leif Kenneth Kyllingstad Glick, May 31, 2014.

To Shannon Wolfe BA ’05 and husband Jonathon Wolfe BA ’98, son Christopher William Wolfe, October 12, 2014.

In Memoriam


Elizabeth Haworth ’36, July 24, 2015, age 100.


Imogene Sittner ’40, April 24, 2015, age 96.

Melba Miner ’47, April 30, 2015, age 89. Berkeley Snow Jr.

BS 48, May 21, 2015, age 92.


Charles Babin BA 50, April 3, 2015, age 90.

Donald Barrett BS 50, September 1, 2015, age 90.

Hon. Tony L. Casciato JD 50, September 7, 2015, age 97, of congestive heart failure. Casciato worked for the Bonneville Power Administration until he was drafted in 1942. Following his military service in World War II, he studied law. In 1950, he married Dolores “Dede” Carlo. The couple had four children. Casciato was admitted to the bar in 1951 and 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 (particularly baseball) characterized his life. Over the course of his career, he was a mentor and guide to legions of young lawyers, many of whom credit their subsequent success to his wise counsel. Casciato 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; and six grandchildren.

Cecil “Miles” Edwards BS 50, August 15, 2015, age 89.

Mary Hulme BA 50, May 29, 2015, age 85.

Stanley Stewart BA 50, July 10, 2014, age 88. Stewart attended Lewis & Clark after being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, with the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal and a World War II victory medal. He worked for the rest of his life in the airline industry and will be remembered by his brother, Elton, and others for his love of music, his generous spirit, and his favorite car, the Jaguar XK120 (in red).

Harry S. Sutherland MEd 50, July 10, 2015, age 93.

Constance A. Robison BA 51, January 27, 2015, age 85.

Barbara Shaw BS 51, September 23, 2015, age 85. A Washington native, Shaw moved to California with her husband, James Shaw BS 51, to raise their sons, James and Robert. Later in life, she moved to one of her favorite places, Arch Cape, Oregon, and opened a bed and breakfast, which she ran for 35 years.

Ruby M. Wortham BA 51, July 27, 2015, age 84.

Nancy I. Bates BS 52, May 29, 2014, age 84.

Lenore Gerber BA 52, July 25, 2014, age 86.

Jesse Kregal BS 53, June 18, 2015, age 84. He is remembered by his children, Heidi Billittier, Rachel Kregal Phillips, and Julia Billittier; his brother Joseph Kregal; and grandchildren Sarah and Julia Billittier.

Nita V. Baldwin BS 54, July 28, 2015, age 87.

Eleanor Jones BS 54, June 11, 2015, age 82. At a young age, Jones played violin in the Portland Junior Symphony. She worked as a nurse throughout her adult life. Jones cared deeply for others and worked during her retirement years to help improve school dormitories in Baja Sur. She is survived by her children, Randy and Margy, and many other family and friends.

Raymond Hyde BS 55, June 5, 2015, age 82. A member of the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame, Hyde was a gifted athlete. He was named to the Portland All-Star baseball team two years in a row as well as the Northwest College Conference All-Star team. Hyde went on to play minor league baseball for the Lewiston Broncs in 1958 and 1959 and the Salem Senators in 1960.

Richard Uhl BS 55, March 29, 2015, age 87.

Joseph Wimmer BA 56, August 11, 2015, age 81. Wimmer was a professional jazz musician for nearly 60 years as well as a music teacher. He had many adventures along the way, such as sitting in with jazz great Louis Armstrong. He is survived by his wife, Siggi, and his children, Kenny and Laurie.

Reva B. Sisco BS 57, October 12, 2015, age 86.

Claire Breckon BA 59, December 7, 2014, age 77. A true jack-of-all-trades, Breckon traveled extensively with her husband, foreign service officer M. Lyall Breckon, to Saigon (where she taught at the American School Saigon), Bangkok, Madras, Kuala Lumpur, Vienna, and Geneva. In Thailand, she worked as a tutor to Princess Ubolratana, preparing her for study at MIT. She was an accomplished pianist, a published author, a lover of fashion, and even a yoga teacher.


Diane Parkin-Speer BA 63, March 14, 2015, age 74.

Betsy McClung cas ’64, September 2015, age 72. In the 1980s, McClung helped found the Oregon Osteoporosis Center, widely recognized as a leading research center. She also served as president of the Endocrine Nurses Society and taught and mentored many people. Survivors include her husband, Michael, and her children, Holly and Andy.

Patricia Norstrom BS 65, July 3, 2015, age 72.

Mary Gallagher BS 67, June 29, 2015, age 69.

Roderick L. Bunnell JD 68, October 1, 2015, age 85. After earning his degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, Bunnell represented Blue Cross Blue Shield in state and national legislative matters. Throughout his life, he supported many local civic groups in the Pacific Northwest. He had a love of the outdoors and a fascination with the history of the Northwest and its native cultures. Survivors include his wife, Sally McMillan Bunnell, and his sons, John and David.

George Wenzlaff BA 68, June 13, 2015, age 69. As a child actor, Wenzlaff, whose stage name was George Winslow, appeared in the movies alongside several prominent Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe (in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and Cary Grant (in Room for One More). Unfortunately, young Wenzlaff didn’t enjoy acting and retired at age 12. After attending Lewis & Clark, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He later worked as a mail handler for the Postal Service in northern California.


Rev. David W. Duncan BA 70, May 17, 2015, age 67.

John Dewitt BA 75, February 26, 2015, age 60. `Jerome J. McKay BS 77, September 11, 2015, age 71.

Philip McKinney BS 78, May 26, 2015, age 63.


Stephen Spalding BS 80, August 31, 2015, age 59.


Emylee Darneille BA 13, July 5, 2015, age 24, in Seville, Spain. Darneille graduated from Rochester High School in Illinois, where she received multiple awards and certificates in the areas of science, music, literary endeavors, and speech. She was a member of the National Honor Society and an Illinois State Scholar. Showing horses was her passion, and she received numerous awards for her riding skill. Darneille attended West Point Military Academy and Lewis & Clark College, where she received a BA in international relations. She loved to travel, never met a stranger, and touched people all over the world with her spirit, giving heart, whimsical nature, and humanitarian efforts. Survivors include her parents, David Darneille and Cherylee Bridges, and her brothers, Jason Williams and Edwyn Darneille.