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

  • Roger Adams

  • 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.

  • Lindstrom inks development deal with HBO

    Brian Lindstrom BA ’84 and his wife, best-selling author Cheryl Strayed, have signed a development deal with HBO to adapt her essay collection, Tiny Beautiful Things, into a television series.

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

  • Catching the Snowboard Wave

    “Now the owner of Unity Snowboards in Silverthorne, Colorado, Wurster has carved out a niche in the competitive world of snowboard manufacturing. A hands-on entrepreneur, he designs and helps build every snowboard produced by Unity—about 1,000 annually and rising” — Chronicle, Winter 2016

  • Advocating for Accessible Technology

    Last July, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Haben Girma introduced President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at a White House ceremony. With her characteristic charm, she shared a personal story. —Chronicle, Winter 2016

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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



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