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  • Janice Cox CAS lives on her farm and enjoys keeping up with alums from her era. She takes pride in pointing out that they share a 60-year friendship.

  • Barbara Getty BA, M.A.T. ’78 developed a calligraphic rendering of a poem for the 2014 William Stafford Calligraphy Project exhibit.

  • Roger Adams

  • Robert Peters BA recounted his experience watching Martin Luther King Jr. stride confidently into Montgomery, Alabama, in March 1965 in an article in the Eugene Register-Guard. Peters, who, at the time, was a young Methodist minister with three young boys at home and another on the way, was one of 150 people who formed a buffer to protect black marchers from hateful crowds along the route. Peters later became a public defender and a University of Oregon history professor before retiring in 2005.

  • 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 Ariel Kregal; 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Was named in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury litigation. Bowerman is with the Oregon City firm Bowerman & David.

  • Was honored by the Colorado Bar Association for his 50 years of outstanding service to the legal community. During his career Braucher was commerce counsel in the law department of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, as well as assistant attorney general for Colorado and counsel to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. In his private law practice, Braucher specialized in transportation law, representing carrier and shipper interests before state and federal agencies and federal court. He was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to the position of trustee in the liquidation of a major Denver-based motor carrier before retiring in 2000.

  • Was named in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury litigation.


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