Cathy Ramsey Quackenbush BS ’71


Cathy Ramsey Quackenbush BA ’71 celebrated a 50-year reunion in October 2019 with her Lewis & Clark roommates, Beth Case Warters BA ’72 and Mary Lindahl Ruhl BA ’72. Warters and Ruhl traveled from the West Coast to join Quackenbush at her home in Boston, where they caught up on the last five decades while touring museums and historical sites. Next, the trio visited Quechee, Vermont, to hike and take in the fall foliage. “We discovered that the shared values and interests that brought us together at Lewis & Clark and to Israel to study made for a wonderful shared experience 50 years later,” writes Warters. “We all three came away feeling blessed and amazed.” Quackenbush is married to Paul Quackenbush BS ’73. After teaching for several years, she became a Presbyterian minister and served as pastor to congregations in Mill City and West Linn, Oregon. She retired in 2015, following five years as stated clerk of the Presbytery of the Cascades. She now lives close to her two grandchildren and volunteers for organizations serving the unhoused.