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  • Jerome J. McKay BS ’77, September 11, 2015, age 71.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • John Dewitt BA ’75, February 26, 2015, age 60.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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