Jane (Anderson) Rebholz '57
Don Bedford '57
Terry Bergland '57 passed away in 2016 lived in Prineville, OR
Dick Blomquist '57
Colleen (Bodle) Schlegmilch '57
Mickey Borter '57
Joan Knoll Burns '57 lived in Bellevue, WA
Warren Cavitt '57
Susan (Clyde) Memmott '57
Dick Cozad '57
Terry Gaul '57
Robert Hector '57
Patty Holcomb '57
Carolyn (Johnson) Bergeron '57 passed away in 2017 lived in Portland, OR
Ron Kimpton '57
Susan Lewis '57 passed away December 23, 1960
Dallas Lommen '57 passed away June 28, 2019
Cliff McKeen '57
Zona (Mickelson) Buckingham '57
Donna (Miller) Goldsworthy '57
Max Milliken '57
Dennis Parker '57
Kingsley Parker '57 passed away in 2017 lived in Renton, WA
Bethene Peterson '57
Ron Piazza '57
Mike Pillsbury '57
Carol Ann (Premo) Ferguson '57
Joan (Reiff) Legg '57
LaRita (Riggs) Benfield '57
Ron Schafer '57
Robert H. "Bob" Schierholz '57 passed away in 2015 in Everett, WA
Don Steckler '57
Ordell Sukut '57 passed away in 2016 lived in Nashville, TN
Gary Thomas '57
Denny Tolls '57
Judy Visnick '57
Joy (Wolford) Hall '57 passed away in 2017 lived in Pleasant Hill, CA
Perry Woodyard '57
Jerry Ray Wruggt '57 passed away in 2019
Carl Enlow Young '57 passed away in 2019
John Zimmermann '57 passed away in 2014
Fred Zuber '57

Richard Aaron Bryant passed away on August 7 2013 at the age of 74. Born Dec. 18, 1938, in Detroit, he was co-owner of Double Dare Inc. Private services were held. He is survived by wife, Sheryl Bryant of Kailua-Kona; sons, Scott Bryant of Portland, Ore., Rhett Bryant of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Lori McGuire of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Lisa Tackett of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Lillian (Larry) Freese and Linda (Lenny) Pardue, both of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.


WARREN D. Warren D. Cavitt of Florence died April 12, 2004, in Surprise, AZ, at age 64. He was born May 28, 1939, in Norway, OR to Lynn and Lillian Cavitt. He grew up and attended school in Multnomah and graduated from Wilson High School in 1957. He retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Fegles-Cavitt; brothers, Ken Cavitt of Milwaukie and Bob Cavitt of Lyons, OR; daughter Devi Cavitt-Razo and husband, Raul, of Prescott, AZ; sons, Darren Cavitt of Portland, Ernie Fegles and wife, Sharon, of Reedsport, Bob Fegles and wife, Julie, of Scottsburg, and Doug Fegles and wife, Ronda, of Sweet Home; granddaughters, Nicole and Jessica; and grandsons, E.J., Robby, and Jason. Happy, positive, honest and loving is the way he lived his life. He loved to travel with his ''Florence Roamers'' RV group, who will greatly miss him. He lived and worked any angles life had to offer. He was an avid OSU football fan and he loved to fish with his wife and grandsons at Wickiup Reservoir. He was a member of the Florence Elks Club #1858. Warren requested a Celebration of Life, was held at the Florence Events Center, Sunday, April 25, 2004, at 3:00 p.m. Please join our celebration. Arrangements entrusted to Burn’s Riverside Chapel, 541-997-3416.

Carolyn Joyce Bergeron (Johnson) died in a Portland area memory care unit April 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard John Bergeron who died February 10, 2016. Carolyn was born October 27, 1939 to Cletus and Ruthe Johnson. Len was born March 3, 1939 to Ernest and Rosemund Bergeron. Len is survived by his brother Ed Bergeron. Len and Carolyn are survived by their three children; Ted (Leesa) Bergeron of Salem, Joanne (Bryan) Shepherd of Carmel, Indiana, and Steve (Toni) Bergeron of Gladstone; and three grandchildren, Alaina Miller, Alan and Caledonia Bergeron. Lifelong Oregon residents, Len graduated from Benson Polytechnic and Carolyn was in the first graduating class at Wilson. Both graduating in 1957. Len furthered his education at the University of Portland and Carolyn went to the Oregon Agricultural College (OSU). They married February 7, 1959 at St. Clare Church in Multnomah, Oregon. Len started his professional career in retail sales and became a partner in Farwest Graphics in 1970. Carolyn was a home-maker, scout leader, PTA president and enjoyed many craft hobbies until 1976 when the mini-series "Roots" was aired. From then on, Genealogy was her main hobby and the Genealogy Forum of Oregon became her clubhouse. Len loved racing sailboats on the Willamette river where he taught his children to sail. Carolyn enjoyed family time on the Oregon coast. Fiercely independent, it took cancer to stop Len and dementia to stop Carolyn. Now that Carolyn has joined Len in peace, a small memorial was held on April 29, 2017 at Riverview Abbey in Portland. A private interment for family will be held after. Len and Carolyn asked for remembrances to be made to the Humane Society of Oregon on their behalf.


Dallas Lommen passed away on June 28, 2019. He was born in Oakland, California in 1940 and graduated from Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon in 1957. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Oregon College of Education and his Administrative Credential from the University of Oregon. He taught in the Beaverton and Springfield School Districts and was an administrator in Junction City and Springfield, retiring in 1993. He also served six years in the Air National Guard stationed at Portland International Airport. He is survived by Susan, his wife of 58 years and his sons, Layne and Dana (Stephanie, his grandchildren, Amerie, Peter, Jasper and Audrey and his brother, Jory. His family has been greatly moved by the many messages of remembrances and condolences received from their relatives and friends, even from Tasmania. As an expression of sympathy in honor of Dallas and his love of students and education, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Education Foundation, PO Box 663, Springfield, OR 97477. A celebration of Dal's life will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Along Came Trudy's, 1488 18th Street, Springfield. Oregon. RSVP to John Halgren, jhalgrenl@comcast.net.

Dr. E. Clifford McKeen died unexpectedly May 21, 2005, at his home in Galice, in Southern Oregon. He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Bend, to Edwin O. and Margaret Eckelman McKeen. He graduated from Portland's Wilson High School in 1957 and attended Oregon State University. He received a bachelor's degree from Portland State University, a master's from the University of Oregon and a doctorate from the University of Portland. He became a child psychologist with the Children's Resource Team for Josephine County's Mental Health Department. From 1976 to '81, he directed special education for Grants Pass School District #7 and then became a psychologist for the Astoria district. Moving to Tokyo, he worked for the American School form 1985 to '87. He returned to work for Beaverton School District until he opened his own child psychology practice. He retired in 2001. His love of the Galice area stemmed from college days. After spending summers from 1961 to '63 as a smoke jumper on the Redmond Rogue Runner Crew, the USFS assigned him to Galice. He became an expert white-water rafter and later built a cabin high above the Rogue River. Retirement activities reflected his love of the outdoors. He recorded oral history from long-time Galice residents. He headed volunteer stewards for the BLM, reporting the status of historic and prehistoric sites. He volunteered for the USFS Passports in Time program, surveying Native American and early pioneer and mining sites in several states, inventorying artifacts and trying to protect them from vandalism. Cliff is survived by daughters, Rachel McKeen, New York City, Lindsey McKeen, Seattle and Ali McKeen, Sherwood; a sister, Carla Harris, Hillsboro; nephew, Greg Harris, Tigard; niece, Cathi Bublitz, Renton, Wash.; and three former wives, Anne Lynch and Margaret Kieweg, Portland, and Patti McKeen, Sherwood. A memorial celebration of his life was held Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at Alameda Park on the Rogue, west of Galice.


King Parker passed away May 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by love. King was born May 8, 1939 to Lucille and Donald Parker in Portland, OR. King was a focused and determined man from a young age. He began working at age 15 at the local drug store and did not stop working until the day he passed. King enjoyed life to the fullest he embraced the hard times and rejoiced in his many accomplishments. 1958-1961 stationed at Pearl Harbor, King served in the United States Navy, spending much of that time on submarines. Following King's service in the Navy he began his career at Sears in 1961. During his time at Sears he met and married the love of his life Bunny, the two were married July 3, 1967. King was honored to adopt Bunny's son, a year later they gave birth to a son of their own. While raising his family and working at Sears, King went back to Bellevue Community College, and obtained his AA Degree (with honors) in Marketing in 1976. King managed the TV department and the major home appliance department. It was at Sears that King found his passion in life, home appliances. He left Sears in May 1979 and opened Appliance Discounters in June of 1979. After three years Appliance Discounters closed in May of 1982. July of 1982 King and Bunnys Appliances was born, this became the family owned and operated company that we all know today. In 1988, King and Bunny welcomed a third son, a teen at the time, into their lives and their family. The City of Renton became King's stomping grounds, living and owning a business in the city gave him many avenues for growth as an individual and a business owner. King was a very involved man when it came to the community. He enjoyed volunteer work and improving his community any way he could. King served as the PTA President at Sierra Height's Elementary, Kiwanis board member 1976-1982, Renton Chamber of Commerce board member for 2 terms 2003-2009, Renton Rotary 1992-2017, Blue Ribbon Committee (founding member), Salvation Army Food Bank Committee, Renton 1999 Citizen of the Year, 2004 PTSA Outstanding Service Award, Renton Technical College Foundation Board Member, Community in Schools Renton (CISR) Board Member, 1994-1996 Board of Adjustments, Renton Community Foundation Founding Board Member 1999 - 2009 and President 2008-2009 and League of Extraordinary Givers 2015. In 1996 King was elected to the Renton City Council where he served in many different positions, Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Utilities Committee, Transportation Committee, Community Service Committee, and Council President. King Parker had many loves and enjoyed many things in life but his family, his store, and his community were his heart. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bunny (2015) and their eldest son Shannon (2002). He is survived by two sons, two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, and his brother. King will be remembered as an honest, ethical, giving, fair, a leader, a family man and a friend to many. King you will be missed and loved by many. Rest peacefully King of Renton. A Celebration of Life was held 5/21/2017 at the Renton Pavilion. Please join us in celebrating the second most interesting man and the amazing life he lived and loved.


Ron Piazza passed away on May 26, 2010 at the age of 70. Ron was born on November 9, 1939 to Anthony "Tony" and Rose Piazza in Portland, Ron attended St. Philip Neri Grade School and graduated from Wilson High School in 1957. In 1957 Ron served as an MP (military police) in the U.S. Army. In 1958 Ron married Carol Ann Dentler. They had three children, Mike, Steve, and Sue, and raised their family in Damascus. Ron worked as a meat cutter for Safeway stores. In 1967, he and Carol formed Pizza by Piazza. What started out as a home business selling pizzas in his father's grocery store, has turned into one of the largest pizza manufacturing companies in North America. In 1993 Ron had the great pleasure of having all three of his children working in the family business with him. In 1979 Ron married Sharon Irene Fitzmaurice. They were married for 29 years until her passing in 2008. Their life was filled with many years of hunting, fishing, skiing, and Reno, Nev., adventures. Besides being a successful businessman, he was an avid hunter bagging many trophy bull elk and deer. He also traveled around the West playing in many poker tournaments and enjoyed snow skiing, racing on several teams for fun and for charity. In his later years his greatest passion was fishing. He loved fishing for salmon, sturgeon, halibut, and tuna with his children, grandchildren, and many fishing buddies. People used to ask his children, "What's Ronnie doing?" Our answer was, "What season is it?" Ron is survived by his brother, Dick Piazza, and wife, Betty; son, Mike Piazza, and wife, Michelle (grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, and Allie); son, Steve Piazza, and wife, Deonna (grandchildren, Danielle, Brianna, and Stephen; and six great-grandchildren); daughter, Sue Piazza, and husband, Michael Patrick, (grandchildren, Jared and Jeremy Tjaden); stepsons, Todd Fitzmaurice (grandson, Hayden); and Tyson Fitzmaurice. A memorial service was held on June 12, 2010, in Greater Gresham Baptist Church. The service will be followed by a celebration of Ron's life at 4 p.m. in the Club Paesano, Gresham. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mount Hood Hospice, 39641 Scenic St., Sandy, OR 97055.


Carol Ann (Premo) Ferguson passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 75. She was born on July 26, 1939 in Portland. She was the youngest of five children born to Ray and Freeda Premo. Carol Ann was a member of the first graduating class of Wilson High School in 1957. She finished her college studies at Biola University. She was a member of the Chi Gamma Society. Carol Ann married Chuck Ferguson in 1966. Together, they served 24 years with Young Life Ministries in both the U.S. and Canada. Carol Ann deeply loved her family and friends around the world. Her involvement in Christian ministries spanned her entire adult life. She enjoyed researching family history and had come to know extended family. She loved roses and admired all things of beauty. She enjoyed knitting. Her hats are worn by children worldwide. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Seibert; husband, Chuck; daughters, Christa Diaz (Orlando) and Cara Kaiser (Mike); grandchildren, Chelsea Gutierrez (Gustavo), Charlie, Colby, Caedon, David, Kyle, Zack and Tobin; and great-grand- children, Landon and Freeda. A private burial was held in Crescent Grove Cemetery. A memorial service was held Jan. 11, 2015, at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Young Life, Malibu No Camper Left on the Dock, 120, 9440, 202 St., Langley, BC V1M 4A6 (U.S. Tax Receipt). 


Joan (Reiff) Legg passed away on March 4, 2012 at the age of 72. Joan Marie (Reiff) Legg was born in Portland on Jan. 22, 1940 to John R. Reiff and Elsie (Hackett) Reiff. She passed away on March 4, 2012 at her home in Ashland at the age of 72 following a brief illness. A funeral Mass was celebrated in her honor on March 9, 2012 at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland. Joan attended Multnomah and Edwin Markham elementary schools and St. Helen's Hall (now Oregon Episcopal School) commencing to Lincoln and Wilson high schools in Portland. She swam competitively at both schools, played on the Wilson golf team and served on Wilson's journalism staff. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1957. Following high school, she enrolled at the University of Oregon where she joined Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority. While attending the U of O, Joan fell in love with a dashing young assistant history professor named Douglas R. Legg who had recently returned from serving his country as a U.S. Naval officer. Joan spent her third college year studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland while Doug pursued graduate studies at the University of London. Upon returning to the U of O, Joan received her undergraduate degree in history and later, a M.B.A. in sociology. Following college, Joan joined the Oregon State Department of Human Services as a welfare case-worker where she developed a deep caring for the underprivileged and underserved. She became Mrs. Douglas Legg in 1963 and they were happily married until Doug's passing in June 2011. Joan was devout in her Christian service and she and Doug actively supported many worthy causes. For 20 years, she diligently served on the board of Catholic Campaign for Human Development in Oregon and on their national committee and was a Catholic Charities, Portland and Southern Oregon Diocese, board member for many years. In 2008, Joan received the Benemerenti Medal, a Papal award first bestowed by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832. This international award is conferred on a select few each year by the Catholic Church in recognition of the recipient's exemplary service to humanity. We are sure that her last wish was that the spirit of this award would characterize her life and become her lasting legacy. Joan is survived by her older sister, Linda D. McCulloch of Portland; and younger brother, John H. Reiff of Woodburn; two nieces, three nephews and several grandnieces and nephews. Her keen intelligence, sharp wit and generosity will be missed by all who knew her well.


Ordell "Buzz" Sukut, passed away in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 77. He was a loving, gregarious, devoted father, and great businessman loved by so many. Born in Fargo, North Dakota on May 18, 1939, he moved with his family to Portland while still a young boy. Dad attended college at WSU in Pullman, WA on a baseball scholarship for 2 years, then served in the US Marines. Dad was probably the most hard-working person you would ever meet. He took great pride in his work, while developing friendships lasting decades with several of his customers. He truly enjoyed working, but on occasion, later in life, he would enjoy golfing with his friends or hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range. He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer F. Sukut, and mother, Beulah M. Sukut. He leaves behind his wife, Jane Sukut of Portland, OR, sons Brent Norman and Chris Norman, both from Portland, OR, and daughters Rana Mickelson of Vancouver, WA, Teresa Thompson of St. Petersburg, FL, and Melissa Moon of Dundee, OR. His grandchildren, Bobby Norman, Melanie Squires, Douglas Bell and Angel Norman, and great-grandchildren Jaden Squires, Keira Squires, Noah Squires, Brooke Gadbaw and Nathan Gadbaw each filled his heart with joy and pride. Dad also leaves behind his only sibling, brother Arlo Sukut, who resides in Glide, OR. While separated by miles, Dad loved each member of his family, and looked forward to speaking with us on the phone, as well as to his annual trips to Oregon for the Christmas holiday. Each of us waited for Christmas with great anticipation, more than can be expressed, and this year and all years following will have a hole impossible to fill. We will, however, enjoy our time together as a family, because Dad would not want anything else. Dad was laid to rest with his parents at Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, OR. You will be remembered often, Dad, and FOREVER loved & missed!


Judy Visnick passed away December 5, 2018.


Joy (Wolford) Hall from Pleasant Hill, CA passed away peacefully on May 2, 2017 at the age of 78. She was born on October 28, 1939 in Portland, Oregon. True to her name, Joy was always smiling, full of life, and beauty. After graduating from art school, she pursued her talents as a painter exhibiting in art galleries, and a graphic artist for a printing company. Later in life, she served as a caregiver for seniors, where everyone called her, the “Joy" of their life. She loved painting, teaching art classes, sewing, dancing, and singing. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church for 50 years, where she volunteered teaching classes, singing in the choir, and designed the flower arrangements every Sunday. Most of all, she adored spending time with family. She is survived by her daughter Catherine Denny, son Mark Hall, granddaughter Megan Denny, son in law John Denny, brother Craig Wolford, and sister Mary King. Friends and family celebrated her life at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Walnut Creek on June 9, 2017.

Jerry Ray Wright passed away peacefully March 25, 2019. Born in Portland to Ray and Janet Wright, Jerry attended Lincoln and Wilson High Schools. He graduated from the Museum Art School, later Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) with a degree in graphic design. Jerry served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968 where he was stationed in Germany. Jerry's profession as a graphic designer enabled him to utilize his artistic talents. He held positions at Bachman Ferris Design Group and James River Corporation, specializing in product point-of-purchase design. He was a member of the Designers' Roundtable. In 1978, he married Linda Gyllstrom Sabel. They were a devoted couple who shared a love of the game of golf, travel, gourmet cooking, racquetball and tennis. Together, they created an annual Tokatee Invitational Tournament. In marrying Linda, Jerry became a father to her toddler son, Todd. He embraced his parenting role with compassion, sensitivity and humor. He and Todd developed a special bond, which endured until the day Jerry died. Jerry Wright was a gentleman and a gentle soul. He saw good in everyone. His characteristic quiet demeanor belied a subtle sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Janet Wright. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda; son, Todd Austin Sabel; brother, Ken (Sharon); extended family and a large community of friends. A celebration of his life was held April 11, 2019, at Eastmoreland Golf Course. In gratitude of their services, the family appreciates donations to Legacy Hopewell House, P.O. Box 4484, Portland, OR 97201.


Carl Enlow Young, age 79, passed away on July 7, 2019 in Tillamook, Oregon. He was born July 10, 1939 to Harry and Dorothy Young, and was one of four children. Carl was part of the first graduating class of Wilson High School and soon after joined the United States Air Force, serving from 1959-61 in Chicksands, England.While there, he met and married his first wife, Edith Dutson. They were married seven years and had two daughters, Toni and Natalie. After his military service, Carl briefly worked for Greyhound in Portland, and during that time met and married Linda Spickerman. They were married 51 years and had a daughter, Starlee. Carl worked in the printing industry for 23 years, and later as a mail carrier until his retirement in 2001.  Carl’s hobbies over the years included nature photography, woodworking, rock hounding, and fishing. He took thousands of photos, often pulling the car over to capture a beautiful tree or flower he spotted along the road. His woodworking ranged from small, detailed Christmas ornaments to large pieces of furniture including a dining table with chairs, credenza, coffee tables, and side tables, all of which we still enjoy today. Linda and Carl loved to travel; backpacking, road trips, church missions, and cruises. In 2002, they moved from Portland to Oceanside, Oregon. Carl loved spending time with his family and socializing with friends over coffee. He and Linda took long walks on the beach with their dog, and he read for hours in his window nook. He found humor in everyday life and shared that with everyone. Carl is survived by his wife Linda, daughters Toni, Natalie, and Starlee, sister Jean, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and other family. A celebration of life was held July 13 in Tillamook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tillamook Nazarene Church.

CLASS OF 1958 as of 5/4/2024 by Jack Bertel '58

First Middle Last Married Name Date of Death
Dianne   Appleton McRoberts 2005
Greg   Baldwin   6/26/11
Dick Lee Barton   4/11/12
Judy   Beam Martin 6/21/08
Monte   Bergland   1994
Jerry   Bevens   4/14/08
Fred Lee Bixby   2/20/20
Michael Raymond Boston   11/29/16
Bradley George Brainard   6/3/13
Karin Louise Bressie Edgington 6/14/17
Jim   Brockhaus    
Myra Lou Calhoun    
William Edwin Campbell   10/19/88
David Bernard Carpenter    
Tom Colby Christian   11/5/14
Cynthia Ann Clancy Baldwin 8/19/14
Will   Clark   1/5/19
Sandra   Coleman Guse 9/26/06
Alan   Copeland   1/2/78
Margaret Luise Daulsberg McMillin 7/22/07
Peter   Davis   1/4/21
Mike   Donnelly   9/26/10
Steve   Felter   5/1/88
Darryl   Fowler   3/7/24
Ron   Frank    
Don Woodrow Froom   4/27/13
Judie Anne Germain   12/17/22
Alex   Gilbert    
Mike   Gilbert   3/20/03
John   Goss   10/1/05
Joan   Gray   9/1/78
Jack   Grenfell   2/7/05
Jane   Haggstrom   1/30/18
Joy   Hainline Norgard 11/17/88
Susan   Harrington Franz 12/21/02
Jill Sharlae' Harris Johnson 3/5/02
Gary Keith Harsha   3/12/15
George Arthur Held   11/??/21
Janice   Higby Merritt 10/17/94
Norm   Hoffman   3/14/01
Jody Marie Hrdina Johnson 8/24/08
Wayne Kenneth Hughes   8/16/10
Clifford   Hunter   2/1/86
Joanne   Jensen Forest 1/31/21
Ray   Jensen   2/27/98
Dennis Carl Kalhar   2/23/02
David Lawson Lamont   6/18/11
Stephen John Lamont   7/12/80
Larry   Lesher    
Judy   Lyman Brugger 11/1/22
Sheila Katherine McEwan Guerra 10/8/07
Charles Thomas Moore    
Michael Robert Nagler   2012
Mike Edward Narver   5/28/17
Gary Conrad Neibert   1/21/11
Peter Cole Nosler   11/3/23
Marilyn Sue Olds Bender 9/22/06
Dennis   Olpin   11/12/07
Fred Brooks Parker   10/15/22
Roger Richard Paul   3/3/17
Judy Kay Peterson Giberson 4/20/24 no obit
Dale   Piper   3/13/96
Barbara   Pyl Day 12/18/12
Dick Carl Rankin   9/12/09
Jack Hill Raudy   2/11/18
Art   Raz   7/28/93
Dave   Richen   10/25/16
Judie   Rickert Cigler 5/22/81
David   Riley   6/5/11
Jane Ellen Royse Brunk 6/4/19
Richard Charles Roysum   2/25/00
Robin   Rutis    
Diane Mary Schlegelmilch Smith 10/6/07
Walter Lee Schram   8/8/12
Jack Thomas Simms   2/13/22
Shirley Corrine Sluyter Fox 6/19/24
Barbara   Smith Robertson 3/28/03
Stan Carlo Sposito   1/??/22
Donald Wilsese Swearingen   7/4/11
Eugene Richard Talboy   12/7/01
James Allen Teresi   1/8/24
Patricia Ann Thompson Harrop 11/22/03
Bruce Alan Tichenor   1/3/12
Esther   Trommier McSperitt 12/21/01
Harry Theo Van Guilder   1/3/08
Linda Jo Vrooman Pope 4/10/88
Alice Irene Wagar Walker 3/30/24 no obit
Ron Arthur Ward   1/4/07
Jerry Leroy Weaver   9/16/06
Julie Carolyn Weaver Hughs 2/21/02
Belinda Lucretia Wells   12/16/06
Bruce   Werner   7/12/02
Stewart   Wilder   6/16/03
Ashley Fly Wilson   2016
Wilbert Charles Worsech   7/8/05
Norvella Arlene Wolfsmith Whitmer 7/8/07
Stan   Wright   7/6/98


May her spirit soar and her true love remain in our hearts forever.
As the 2024 Summer Solstice and Full Moon in Capricorn approached, Shirley Corrine Sluyter Fox passed away at 84 years old on Wednesday June 19, 2024, at her home in La Conner, WA. She loved everything sunshine, and perhaps she held out until school got out for the summer. Shirley was born on January 9, 1940, in Rolette, North Dakota, to Mabel (Clayton) and Cleo Sluyter. Cleo worked in North Dakota as an Engineer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. They lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation until Shirley was 5 years old, at which time they moved to Portland, Oregon. Shirley was the 4th of seven children. She grew up skiing on Mt. Hood, climbing mountains, and enjoying life on the farm with her family and friends. Shirley completed her Bachelor's Degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in 1962, and then earned her Teaching Certificate. In college, Shirley met Robert (Bob) LeRoy Fox. They married on July 1, 1960. Early in their marriage, they enjoyed traveling and living in France, where she learned to make delicious omelets and souffles. Early in their careers, Shirley was an English teacher and Bob was a History teacher in Springfield, OR, where they built a house and had two children, Kecia and Joe. Shirley and Bob were committed to civil rights and social justice in their young adult lives and this belief in equality continued throughout their lives. After teaching in Oregon and England, they moved their family to South Carolina, where Bob attended Sherman College of Chiropractic and Shirley worked to put Bob through school. They enjoyed creating lifelong friendships and raising Kecia and Joe. After finishing Sherman, they wanted to settle in an island town with good schools. They looked far and wide, from the Hawaiian to the San Juan Islands. They eventually chose Anacortes, WA, where they bought 15 acres on Trafton Lake, in a magical forest bordering Deception Pass State Park. There, they built another house with timber from the property. Their third child, Kara, came along, offering their now three children the pleasure of growing up in a beautiful hand built home in a wonderful community. Throughout her career, Shirley was an English Teacher, managed the family's Chiropractic office, stayed home to raise children, and ended her career as a substance counselor and teacher. Shirley was thrilled to welcome her first grandchild, Che Adams, in 1996, and then Dylan Fox, in 1999. Shirley's third grandchild, Coco Fox, arrived in 2015. She had a very special, loving relationship with each of her grandchildren. Being a Grandmother to Che, Dylan, and Coco was absolutely a highlight of Shirley's beautiful life. In retirement, Shirley downsized and built a third home on Trafton Lake, and spent half the year in Baja, Mexico. Living in a palapa on the beach was another true highlight of Shirley's life. She swam in the Sea of Cortez, ate fresh seafood, made great friendships, and soaked up the desert Baja sun. Shirley later moved to Shelter Bay in La Conner, WA, where she stayed until she took her last deep breaths, comfortable at home with her family, as she wished. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Cleo and Mabel Sluyter, her son Joe Fox, her husband of 31 years Bob Fox, her sister Patricia Sluyter, and her brother Chuck Sluyter. Shirley leaves behind her daughters Kecia and husband Brian, and Kara and husband Ryan; Grandchildren Che Adams, Dylan Fox, and Coco Fox; sisters Beverly Shoemaker and Bettye Hensel, brothers Vern Sluyter and Ron Sluyter; and many wonderful nieces and nephews, and friends, new and old. Shirley always told her daughters that she planned to age and exit gracefully. That she certainly did. Shirley was a wonderful free spirit who loved her family dearly. She was humble and generous. She loved nature and travel, deer and eagles, Baja and celebration. She loved to swim and sunbathe. She practiced yoga and meditation. She climbed Mt. Rainier when she was 50, after climbing Mt. Hood and Mt. Baker earlier in her life. Shirley loved to travel with her family, including to France, England, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Kenya, Tanzania, and Thailand. To know Shirley is to know her bright and kind smile that would light up any room. Shirley loved music and art, reading and gardening, and perhaps above all, spoiling her grandchildren. She loved to host giant family reunions. She read the Seattle PI Times every Sunday. She taught her family to love nature, family, adventure, social justice, education, good food, health and healing. She shared her love freely with family, friends, neighbors, and strangers. Shirley was a proud Mother and Grandmother. We are ever thankful for her love, bright spirit, and kind heart. May her spirit soar and her true love remain in our hearts forever. We will host a Celebration of Shirley's Life on July 28, 2024, at 2pm at Trafton Lake. We invite gifts in Shirley's honor to the Joe Fox Memorial Scholarship for Anacortes High School graduating seniors, through the Anacortes Schools Foundation.  Please use the comments box to mention "Joe Fox Memorial Scholarship" to get your donation credited accordingly.  If you are writing a check, just write "Joe Fox" on the memo line for proper credit. If you are so inspired, we encourage a gift in Shirley's honor to Hospice of the Northwest. Mom knew that  "There are Angels Among Us," and certainly we could not have honored her wish to pass comfortably and peacefully at home with her family without the incredible team at Hospice of the Northwest.

Stanton Beals Wright graduated from Wilson in 1958 and served in the US Army from 1959 to 1962. His brother Marshall Beals Wright '60 (also deceased) served in the US Air Force from 1962 to 1966. His youngest brother Rodger Beals Wright '64 served in the US Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972.


Cynthia Clancy Baldwin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 19th, at the age of 73. She was born in Denver, Colorado on August 30th, but spent the majority of her youth in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College, but not before she married her high school sweetheart, Doug. They moved to Tacoma in 1963 to begin their lives and start their family. Volunteering was a passion of Cindy's. She was involved in Campfire, Mary Bridge Brigade, PEO, PTA, Curtis Scholarship Fund, and many more organizations throughout the community. For 25 years, Cindy was very proud to be a member of the Frank Russell Company. Cindy loved traveling, hosting parties for her friends, and commemorating all of the memories with lots of pictures. Cindy is survived by her husband of almost 53 years, Doug, her daughters Debbie and Kristi (Martin), her grandchildren Madelyne and Jackson, and her brothers Bob (Sue) and Jeff (Luz) and Gary Baldwin ’64 (brother-in-law). Cindy was an amazing, loving, caring woman who will be remembered by all of those whose lives she touched. She valued her family and friendships and always made sure everyone knew they were special. The family wants to thank all of those who cared for her at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Washington Medical Center. A memorial service was held Monday, August 25th, at Mason Methodist Church, 2710 N Madison St. in Tacoma. Memorial donations can be made to the Curtis High School Scholarship Fund, 8425 40th St. W, University Place, 98466, or the Mary Bridge Brigade, MS: 311-1-1, PO Box 5299, Tacoma, 98415.

Greg Baldwin passed away on June 25, 2011 at the age of 70 from a brain tumor. Greg was born on December 21, 1940 and was a well-known architect and urban designer. His father, George Baldwin, was general manager of the Port of Portland; his mother, Maurine, was a teacher. Baldwin graduated from Wilson High School in 1958 and then headed east to Harvard College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1962, a Master of Architecture in 1966, and a Master of Urban Design in 1967 from Harvard University. In 1969, Greg received a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. He also received a Marshall Prize and a Fulbright Fellowship for post-graduate studies. Greg met his wife, Joan Lamb, a native of suburban Philadelphia, in 1963 while attending graduate school. They moved to Portland in 1968 to start a family and career. Their son, Benjamin Lamb Baldwin, was born in 1968.Greg, Joan and Ben returned to Portland where their daughter, Sera Gregory Baldwin, was born in 1973. His grandchildren, William, Hugh and Sofia, and his sister Suzie's grandchildren, Oliver, Katherina, Ella, and Arleah, all have grown from his gifts of time and love. According to D.D. Row from The Oregonian, "whether at work or play, Greg Baldwin lived hard, passionately. Architect and urban designer Greg Baldwin wasn't known for a landmark building, project or even a particular aesthetic style. A sampling of Greg's work in Oregon include: the MAX system, lead architect and urban designer Portland transit mall, lead architect and urban designer Eliot Tower, lead architect Tom McCall Waterfront Park, urban designer Simon and Helen Director Park, lead architect and urban designer Oregon Health & Science University's Schnitzer Campus, master planner Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center at Willamette University, lead architect Multnomah Athletic Club, master plan for facility and lead architect for Loprinzi West End addition Bank of America Financial Center, co-principal designer River District Vision and Development Plan, lead urban designer. For brief periods Greg worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Environmental Disciplines, Inc. and Portland Public Schools. In 1979, he joined ZGF Architects and became a partner in 1985. Much of his nearly 44-year career in architecture was influenced by his commitment to integrate urban design and architecture and create a more livable environment through cooperative public and private partnerships. Greg had the ability to design at both the urban and the human scale. A number of his projects, perhaps most notably Portland's MAX Light Rail System (a recipient of a 2002 Presidential Design Award), have been recognized nationally for design excellence and became models for other cities. He served on a number of design awards juries, public boards and councils, from the original Central Eastside Industrial Council to the Portland Arial Transportation, Inc. board. He was an active member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Committee and Urban Land Institute. Greg was an accomplished and quick vintage racing driver piloting Alfas, Lolas, and an Elden in events at Portland International Raceway. He was also a skilled craftsman and carpenter, again enhancing and enriching the people and environment around him. A public memorial service has been scheduled for Aug. 18, 2011, http://www.wilsonalumni.com/In_Memory/BaldwinMemorialService.png.


Richard Lee Barton passed away on April 7, 2012 at the age of 71. He was born on March 30, 1941 April 07, 2012. A Memorial Service was held June 16, 2012, at Finley-Sunset Hills, 6801 S.W. Sunset Highway, Portland. 


Fred Bixby passed away on February 20, 2020.  This tribute was written by his friend Kate Poss. Fred Bixby, who would have been 80 this May 30, breathed his last in the early morning of February 20. He had been feeling unwell of late and not healing from a femur that broke in a fall last year. On Tuesday he fell again and was airlifted to Harborview Hospital, where he was placed in comfort care. On his last day alive, I joined his daughter Jayanne, and a family friend Serena, to say goodbye to Fred in a room with a view of Smith Tower, sparkling water, flying gulls and pigeons. We cried. We told funny stories. We put our hand on Fred’s heart and held his hand. We marveled at the kindness of the nurses who cared tenderly for Fred, ensuring that his remaining time was peaceful. Fred was born in Montana with a rare genetic condition, Apert’s Syndrome, and limited eyesight. His parents moved to Portland when he was young and Fred lived in a big old wonderful house owned by his grandparents. At an early age he had a private teacher, and as he grew older, he went to public school and a school for the blind. He made friends, had a good sense of humor, learned skills, loved the outdoors, and went on to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He traveled to the Midwest with a fearless blind friend named Dan who helped Fred get work in counseling in Chicago. Fred has said many times that Dan really set him free to believe in himself. Fred met a strong-willed blind woman named Janet, who worked as a magazine editor. She was also a tireless advocate in promoting rights for people with disabilities and a practitioner of the Baha’i faith. Forever afterwards, Fred’s life took on new heights and meaning as he and Janet married and raised their daughter Jayanne, now an excellent children’s librarian for the Langley and Freeland libraries. Fred and Janet faced ignorance and prejudice by taking the high road and they attracted real friends along the way. After Janet died in 2006, Fred and Jayanne moved to Whidbey Island to live close to his cousins Brad and Alan Bixby. I met Fred at a library friend’s good-bye party in the summer of 2012. We felt the instant rapport of friendship. He helped me find a hidden voice and was the first person to ever propose writing a novel together. Since 2015 we have written two young adult novels and were at work on a third in the series when he fell last year. On the verge of getting our first book published through Amazon, I reminded Fred last Friday that I needed his dedication. I brought over a Wild Crow pie for Valentine’s Day. Fred loves pie. I hugged him goodbye, not knowing it was the last time I’d see him conscious. At our poignant good-bye to Fred at the hospital this week, Jayanne said one of the last things her dad did on Tuesday was write the dedication. I look forward to adding his words to the beginning of our book. Our first novel is called Earth Whisperers: Into the Realms. One of my favorite characters in the book is Janet, who plays a wind spirit in a parallel universe. She acts as a guide to a pair of Earth visitors on a quest. She is Fred’s Janet and his love for her is evident in his words. Fred and I joined the Reading Glass Writing Group, which meets every Wednesday to read and critique one another’s stories. Fred and I gained much insight on rewriting and strengthening our story. I have moved on, and Fred stayed with the group, submitting chapters of his autobiography. I’d type up the written comments his colleagues made and send them to Fred, where he would listen to  the words read by his ‘invisible narrator,’ a software that reads words for the sight impaired. Our family spent Thanksgiving with Fred and Jayanne and their other friends. Janie Pulsifer, from the Reading Glass Writing Group, joined us at the holiday table. Last night Janie sent an email recalling her friendship with Fred: “It was a November Wednesday and I was taking Fred home from our writing group. ‘What are you doing for Thanksgiving,’ he asked. ‘Staying home and getting things done,’ I replied. ‘Why don’t you come have dinner with us?’ he asked. “This was Fred. He had a wider view than just himself,” Janie added. “The feedback he gave on my short stories reflected his training as a counselor. He would write notes about the inner thoughts of my characters and their interactions with other characters – comments I got from no one else in the group. I told him that one day, and I’m so glad I did. Back before the stress of breaking his hip, Fred and I would talk more in depth about some story one of us was writing. He listened and he thought. Sometimes he just affirmed; sometimes he had something insightful to say. When we were both too tired to talk as I drove him home – and talking wasn’t easy anyway given the limitations of Fred’s hearing and my noisy car – somehow connection happened anyway. That was Fred.” C.Lee Sage, another friend in the writing group says: “I’m so sad to lose Fred. He was a definite highlight in our writing community. Even after taking an extended break, I’m fulfilled by the camaraderie and support we share. And I want to read more of his thoughtful and fascinating biography. I hope Jayanne wants to complete it.” Wayne Ude, a retired creative writing professor and published author, is the informal group leader with the most to say. On Fred’s passing, Wayne writes: “I’m very sorry to hear this. I’ve known Fred for only these last few years since he became an important member part of our writing group. As I read and responded to sections of his memoir, I came to admire him even more for the quality and fearlessness his life has shown from the beginning. He continued to grow as a writer, as the memoir shows his continuous growth as a person. He will be missed.” A while ago, Fred organized a group of writers to collaborate on a collective novel, one where a writer would take up the thread of the previous writer. It was an interesting experiment. One of the women in that group is playwright, director, and author Teresa McElhinny. Fred got to know Teresa and her husband Robert, who is profiled in a story about ingenious characters. Fred, Teresa, Robert, and I were supposed to meet last Thursday for coffee. But Fred wasn’t feeling up to it. “I met Fred several years back when he posted a drewslist ad about wanting some fellow writers to join him in composing a collaborative novel,” Teresa wrote in an email. “Four of us worked on it for a while. I was only able to continue with the novel for about four or five chapters, but certainly became a fan of Fred Bixby from that time on. My husband and I have had opportunity to socialize with Fred and his daughter Jayanne only very infrequently, but always enjoyed his graciousness, and felt truly blessed whenever we were in his company. Fred had also assisted greatly as a beta reader for a different novel I’ve recently completed. Since he couldn’t see, Fred could hear on the computer where I had mismatched points of view or something didn’t sound quite right, when I hadn’t ‘seen’ the problem. He was always so very encouraging, too, rooting for or boo-ing various characters, totally into it. His help that way was so appreciated. When you told me he wasn’t feeling well, I was so glad Robert and I would have a chance to talk to him and encourage him last week, the way he had encouraged me/us. So very, very disappointed that he wasn’t up to getting together socially that day, especially given that we won’t have another opportunity to do so in this realm. The news of his passing has hit us both in the emotional solar plexus. Such a sweet, gracious man. I know that he had strong opinions about certain situations and events, etc., but I never heard him denigrate any individual. He never spoke ill of anyone in my presence. And the way in which he ‘saw’ people and things so intuitively was inspirational.” Robert McElhinny adds: “Fred was a gentle soul who seemed to care and have a big  for everybody. The Bible verse about entertaining angels unaware may have been true in this case. I think Fred was an angel. Dear, kindhearted, gracious, talented, encouraging, gentle, supportive, insightful, intuitive Fred. You will be sorely missed.? I hope you are as appreciated and respected in “the next realm,” as Kate says, as you have been in this one. Island emcee and court jester Jim Freeman, a man Fred knew and liked, writes, “Wow this is a stunner and a shocker. Bless you both for being there with him and for him and by him. Fred is the kindest man I have ever met. Fred’s name should follow the word kindness in every dictionary, in every language. Surely God just put Fred in charge of something glorious. Thanks ever so much for asking, an honor it is.”  Fred loves trees. He has traveled to great woods with his daughter. Fred and I visited Earth Sanctuary a few times, where Fred sat on a basalt stone amid a stone circle of basalt towers and just downloaded the nature all around him. Fred recently donated a small sequoia tree to the EarthSanctuary so that it would have a forever home. On learning of Fred’s passing on, Earth Sanctuary founder Chuck Pettis emailed: “So sorry to hear about Fred.  Condolences to all in Fred’s circle.  May Fred be relieved of suffering and then have a happy rebirth.” Today I am grateful that Fred let me get to know him and considered me his friend. Though his sight and hearing continued to dim, his heart spirit became brighter. As his health failed, I found a deepening appreciation of his gifts and treasured our time together. He smoked often and I recall watching in amazement as he’d put the end out and pop it in his pocket to smoke later. His voice reflected the many years of smoke seasoning. I always thought he’d be a great narrator for the teen boy character in our book. His doctor asked if he thought of quitting smoking recently and Fred said, “Nope!” Smoking was a part of what defined him. Today in Snohomish we celebrated Fred’s life. His place in the cemetery has views of Mt. Rainier. At one point when his friends Cynthia Kaul and Keith Anderson sang, Angel Wash, skeins of several hundred snow geese flew overhead. We wrote messages on the lid of Fred’s simple wood burial box, placed scented-flowers over the lid and said our goodbyes. A day we’ll carry always with us. Lucky us to have Fred in our lives.


Bradley George Brainard Sr. passed away on June 03, 2013 of stomach cancer at home in Milwaukie at the age of 72. He married his wife, Elizabeth, and they spent 51 devoted years together while raising their five children. Brad worked for ADP for over 35 years. After retiring, he and Elizabeth made many pilgrimages with family and friends and have been active in the church for many years. He will be remembered for his generosity and loving support to his family, friends and church. His calm and caring heart will be with us always. Brad is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children, Alice Brainard, Brad Jr. (Kathy) Brainard, Ann (Chuck) Macfarlane, John (Jessica) Brainard, Teresa (Erik) Peterson; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Bonnie) Brainard; sister, Mary (Russ) Pitkin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Brad's funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 7, 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, SE 52nd & Woodstock St. in Portland, OR. The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited prior to the service. Donations can be made in Brad's memory to Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency for humanitarian and pastoral support.


Thomas (Tom) Colby Christian, age 74, died peacefully at home on November 5, 2014. Tom was born in Portland, Oregon on April 11, 1940 to Blaine and Gladys Christian. His childhood years were spent exploring the NW outdoors, which led him to achieve Eagle Scout. He graduated from Wilson High School and went on to Oregon State University. Tom affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon and met his beloved wife, Susan Odmark. In 1963 they were married, and Tom joined the Navy flight program. He was stationed on Whidbey Island and served two tours in Vietnam. They welcomed their son Matthew, soon followed by their daughter Dana. Tom's next career was with Northwest Airlines, a 32 year span, retiring as a 747 Captain. While raising his family in Bellevue, Tom enjoyed working on projects at home, long walks with his dog, and socializing with his family and many friends. Tom had the unique ability to strike up a friendship or conversation with ease. The last fourteen years were very special together with family at the cottage on Whidbey Island. Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan, son Matt (Marci), daughter Dana (Jay Krueger) and four wonderful grandchildren, Christian, Carly, Ava and Amanda, and brother, Blayne '63. Tom led life with passion and his legacy lives on in all those he touched. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for all the medical care and friendship offered to Tom during his nine year fight with Multiple Myeloma. A celebration of his life was held on November 22, 2014 at Broadmoor Golf Club, Seattle. Donations may be sent in Tom's memory to: www.mmore.org (Multiple Myeloma Research) or www.rotary.positiveplace.org (Rotary Boys & Girls Club of Seattle).


Pete Davis passed away on January 14, 2021. He was born in Portland, Ore., on November 14, 1940 to Clink and Ashby Davis. He was the oldest of four children. When Pete was 9, the family moved to their new home (The Ranch) on 2 acres overlooking what is now Tryon Creek State Park. Some of Pete's best memories were of his years growing up on The Ranch. Pete was capable, strong, and adventurous. He knew how to hunt, fish, and get on in the woods. He knew about animals and birds and loved to explore. Pete attended Collins View Grade School and graduated from Wilson High, where he was on the honor roll and captain of the swim team. He attended Stanford on a scholarship and then on to Washington State University, where he got his degree in Veterinary Medicine. It was at vet school that he met lifetime friends with whom he would go on fishing trips to Alaska or hunting trips to Montana or along the Snake River. He also loved duck hunting at the Charlton Duck Club on Sauvie Island. Pete was most at home in his vet clinic in St. Johns, Ore., where he cared for people's pets for over 50 years. A friend of Pete's said he will never forget Pete's strength and compassion when caring for their pet and "He cared for us as much as for her." Pete was an old school vet. He worked nights and weekends and made house calls. Pete's clients were like a second family to him and he always went the extra mile to take care of them and their pets. His favorite thing to say to his clients was "Get out there and enjoy the sunshine." He truly loved seeing people enjoy the day with their animals. Pete loved his family and friends and he loved the Lord. Pete did not know how to retire. The Lord took him to heaven to rest and enjoy eternity. Pete is survived by his wife, Karen; former wife, Ursula; daughter, Julie; brother, Steve (Mary); sisters, Margie (Bob), and Molly (Tom); his nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Donations in Pete's honor may be made to Portland Audubon.

Darryl Fowler passed away on March 7, 2024. He was born October 21, 1940, in Wenatchee, Washington, but lived most of his life in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Wilson High in 1958 and went to work at Tektronix in Beaverton. He married Jo Ann Held in May 1960. Darryl joined the US Army and spent three years in total. He was stationed in Germany for two of those years. He and Jo Ann have two daughters and two grandchildren. His last job before retiring early in 1990 due to health issues was with Frito Lay. He enjoyed being at home and working on projects when possible. He also enjoyed reading books in large print from Hillsboro Library Mail Order.


Donald Woodrow Froom, M.D., 73 Feb. 03, 1940 April 27, 2013 Donald passed away after a long battle with leukemia. Born in Salem to Woodrow and Wilma Froom, Dr. Froom earned degrees from Wilson High School, University of Oregon, OHSU School of Medicine and Northwestern University. A childhood survivor of polio, he embraced a "use it or lose it" philosophy and became an avid hiker, Eagle Scout, nature photographer, world traveler and ski patrol doctor on Mount Hood. Dr. Froom was one of the first state-certified nephrologists in Oregon and spent most of his nearly 40 years in medical practice at Providence-St. Vincent's until his retirement in 2011. A believer in the power and beauty of nature to brighten the lives of chronically ill patients and their caregivers, he donated his framed photographs to St. Vincent's hospital. Beloved by patients and staff alike, he was a great healer and listener as well as a keen observer of life and nature. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Dr. Froom is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Kathy, whom he met while playing the piano. They shared a love for classical music and Chamber Music Northwest over the decades. He is also survived by daughter, Aimee; son, Rob; and grandchildren, Charles, Niels, Gabrielle and Hanami. A memorial service was held May 2 2013, at Riverview Abbey, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland. Remembrances may be made in Dr. Froom's name to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Fund, Mail Stop 45, PO Box 4000, Portland, OR 97208-9852.


Judith (Judie) Ann Germain died on December 17, 2022 with her partner, Pahl Scharping, in their home together, of natural causes. They lived a life of love and devotion to one another. They are now together, in love, eternally. Judie was born on July 26, 1940 and was raised in Portland, and raised her family there. Then, she followed her heart to the Oregon Coast, where she happily spent the rest of her days. Judie was intelligent, generous, and kind-hearted, actively volunteering in the community. 'Friends of Lincoln County Animal Shelter,' being their passion project. Contributions in their names to 'Friends of Lincoln County Animal Shelter' are appreciated. http://www.folcas.com/donate.html project. Judie is survived by sisters, Lynda Stewart and Wendy Gilberd; children, Katrina and Trevor Kitchen; grandchildren, Seth Johnson, Elise Yungeberg, Linzy Ebukam, and Trevor James Kitchen; and great-grandchildren, London and Winston Yungeberg, Kylee Johnson, and Zimuzo Ebukam.

George Held '58 passed away October of 2021 in Indio California. Kurt Held '68 is George's brother.


Mike Narver passed away on May 28, 2017 in Newberg, Oregon. He was born on March 26, 1940 in Portland, Oregon to Horace and Enid Narver. In his youth, Mike had a passion for birds which followed him through his life. He had several exotic species, including a Falcon from a Maharaja in India. He was also the youngest Eagle Scout in the state of Oregon. Mike graduated from Wilson High School in 1958 and attended Oregon State University where he played baseball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He went on to serve in the Air Force. He then spent 50 years as Captain of the Ankeny Street Charter Boat out of Ilwaco, Washington; and as landlord and owner of Westwind Inc. In his spare time, he designed and built 9 homes. He was a ski instructor for Mt Hood and coached Tigard Little League Baseball and Football for many years. Mike is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pennie Narver; son, Peter Narver; daughter, Heidi Narver; daughter-in-law, Katie Narver; grandson, Luke Narver; sister Nancy McCrady; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Andy Narver. He loved to serve others!! The man loved to work!! Loved his Lord!! Loved his family!! Mike will be greatly missed!! A celebration of life was held on June 17, 2017 at the Beaverton Foursquare Church, Beaverton Oregon, 97005


Peter Nosler, co-founder of DPR Construction, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2023 while traveling in Europe with his family. He was 83. Born May 7, 1940 in Portland to parents Lyle and Betty, Peter moved to California to pursue a doctorate in Physics at UC Berkeley in the late 1960s. There he met his future wife, Kay Hanson, with whom he shares his only child, Zander. They settled in Menlo Park, where Peter climbed the ranks at Rudolph and Sletten, developing his expertise first as a builder and later as a construction manager. In 1990, Peter, along with Doug Woods and Ron Davidowski, pooled their resources and founded DPR Construction with only $750K. The three industry veterans, along with eight employees, set out to do something different in a sector traditionally resistant to change. Guided by a strong sense of purpose ('we exist to build great things') and four core values (integrity, enjoyment, uniqueness, ever forward), the "lettermen," as some liked to call them, set the foundation for what is now the nation's 6th largest construction company. Spanning three continents, DPR currently has over $9 billion in annual revenue and more than 10,000 employees. Beyond the scale and scope of their success, Peter was most proud of the culture that he and his teammates created at DPR, where innovation, collaboration, honesty, fairness, employee ownership, and fun remain the core tenets. Always committed to bettering the world, Peter played an integral role in starting the DPR Foundation, a nonprofit that supports under-resourced youth, and DPR's Community Initiatives program, focused on building possibilities for disadvantaged communities. Every year, thousands of DPR employees volunteer their professional skills through this program, a testament to the infectious spirit of generosity Peter brought to everything he did. Although he remained connected to DPR until the end of his life, Peter enthusiastically embraced his well-earned retirement. He traveled around the world enjoying, studying, and collecting modern art and devoted countless hours to volunteer endeavors at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Chautauqua Institute, and his grandchildren's high school Sonoma Academy, where he lent his expertise to the construction planning of two major new buildings. Widowed in 2010, Peter married the second great love of his life, fellow art enthusiast Julie Veitch, in 2012. Together, they shared a passion for friends, family, modern art, and travel. Peter will be remembered for his exceptional kindness, unfaltering integrity, fierce enthusiasm, infinite curiosity, crazy socks, and above all, for his belief in our shared human capacity for greatness and love. In addition to his beloved wife, Julie, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Zander and Tory Nosler, and his three grandchildren, of whom he was most proud: Clare, Silas, and Ryden.
For those wishing to honor Peter, please consider making a contribution to the Food Bank for Monterey County (https://foodbankformontereycounty.org) or the Chautauqua Institution's Climate Change Initiative (Mail checks to Chautauqua Institution, PO Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722 or online at https://giving.chq.org/chq-fund/).


Frederick Brooks Parker “Fred” (age 82) passed away peacefully at the South Jordan Beehive Home the evening of October 15, 2022. He relocated to the Beehive Home to receive care for his worsening dementia and to be closer to family, who visited him frequently over the last six months of his earthly life. His wife, Mary Lou, his sole caregiver for most of the last several years of his life, was never far from his side. Fred was loved by many. Fred was born July 2, 1940, to Donald Leroy Parker and Francis Lucille George in Portland, Oregon; he was one of four children. He attended Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon where he ran track and played basketball. Outside of school, Fred worked part-time from the age of 14 to help support his family. Those early working years taught him an incredible work ethic and helped motivate him to start his own car company, Parker’s Fine Cars. (If you are reading this obituary, you probably bought at least one car from him!) He later purchased Gateway Acceptance and Lease, where he both sold and leased cars. Fred met the love of his life, Mary Lou Stones, in Portland. He knew the moment he met her that he would marry her. In fact, so confident in his love for her, he made a $100 wager with Mary Lou’s brother that very night that he and Mary Lou would someday get married. It’s no secret who made $100 that night! All his life Fred told the story of meeting Mary Lou with delight, and always reiterated that marrying her was the best decision he had ever made. Fred and Mary Lou were sealed in the Oakland temple in August 1978. Fred loved four things more than anything else in the world: golf, cars, his Savior, and most importantly, his family. He was a true friend to many and travelled all over the world golfing with his “golf buddies.” Fred played at least 500 courses over his lifetime, many of them multiple times. He made one of his passions his job and built a successful car dealership where his clientele was always loyal because they knew that Fred would take care of them no matter what. He embodied generosity and honesty. Fred was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was well known in the community for his acts of service and charity. Volunteering in many roles from leadership, missionary work, and his favorite, working with young adults. He was both a mentor and friend to many in the church. Everyone knew that Fred was a kid at heart and if he was planning an event, it was sure to be a good time. Fred served in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Policeman and loved his country. The most important thing in Fred’s life was his family. Fred and Mary Lou are the parents of five children: Kelli Sue, Traci Ann, Frederick Brooks Jr., Richard “Rickie” King, and Nicole, and their spouses Doug, Cathleen, and Tom. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Kingsley and Craig, sister Lucinda, and son Rickie. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, four remaining children, 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and his dog Snickers. Memorial services was held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Lake Oswego LDS Chapel, 14903 Westlake Drive, Lake Oswego, OR.  Fred’s burial at Skyline Memorial Gardens took place following the services for family members. In lieu of flowers, please click link to donate to the Evans Scholarship Fund: https://secure2.convio.net/wgaesf/site/Donation2?df_id=1520&1520.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&pw_id=1521.


Roger Richard Paul of Corvallis passed away at the age of 76 from heart failure on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. Roger was born on July 3, 1940, in Portland to Richard and Kathleen (Porath) Paul. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; four children, Dylan Paul, Jennifer Paul, Aaron Paul and Jessani Miner; five grandchildren, Ethan, Collin and Neelima Paul, and Leighen and Brentsen Miner; and two sisters, Joan Baum of Ephrata, Washington, and Judy Hickman of Portland. In 1958, he graduated from Wilson High School in Portland. He then attended Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. In 1963, he graduated with a degree in fisheries and wildlife from OSU. He also served in the Army Reserve. Later in life, he earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Northwest Christian College. His professions included working for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department in Alaska, for OSU’s Oceanography Department, and as a patrolman on the Corvallis Police Department. He fished commercially in Alaska, was a carpenter, a salesman at a local lumber yard and a marriage and family counselor. Roger spent countless hours building three homes for his family and helping others with their remodeling projects.


Jack H. Raudy, age 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Temple, Texas, with family at his side on February 11, 2018. He was born in Portland, Oregon on June 12, 1940. He met Grace Crozat during their years at Wilson High School and were married on March 31, 1960. Their love has endured nearly sixty years. He entered the US Army as a private followed by a direct commission and retired as a Lt. Colonel after faithfully serving over 24 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace, son Daniel and wife Heidi, son John H. and wife Nina, daughter Laurie and husband Troy, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brother Jim Raudy and wife Sally. Services for Jack Raudy were held February 16 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. A private celebration of life to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter at www. alstexas.org. Arrangements handled by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texa.


J. David Richen passed away on October 25, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born on February 6, 1940 in Portland, Oregon. His parents were Raymond J. Richen and Eleanor Doherty Richen. He grew up in Portland, attended St. Thomas More Grade School, Lincoln and Wilson High Schools. He attended University of Oregon and received a Bachelors of Art in Architecture. He and Mary Susan Berg were married and moved to Berkeley, CA where he worked in the San Francisco Area. He studied and received a Masters of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. After returning to Portland, David became a founding partner of SRG Partnership, worked in the City Planning Department, then taught architecture at Portland State University. David was awarded the Ion Lewis Fellowship for travel, and with his family traveled and documented waterfront and public use spaces in 16 countries. His love of church work, particularly Cistercian Monasteries, resulted in numerous renovations and original church designs in this area and across the country. He was able to work until three weeks before his death. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Susan Richen, His son, John Richen (Anne), daughters Amy Eastman (Ron Minter), Mary Ann Clark (Bryan Barber), grandchildren, Tessa Fortner, Trevor Richen and Amanda Stark and great grandchildren Ava, Collin and Eleanor. David had 4 siblings: Carol Parry (Bob), Laurie Newcomer (Russ), Nick Richen and Chris Richen (Gloria). The family will have a small private service. if you wish to send flowers or any other gifts please instead donate to David's favorite charities listed below. Donations in David's memory can be made to: Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey, 9200 NE Abbey Road, Carlton, Oregon 97111. OR Friends of the Columbia Gorge, P.O. Box 40820, Portland, Oregon 97240.


Capt. David R. Riley (Retired) age 71 of Beavercreek passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born March 28, 1940 in Spokane, WA, the son of Lee and Louise (Duncan) Riley. He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers Daniel and Lee Riley. He is survived by his loving wife Anna (Formigoni) Riley, a son Scott (Randye) Riley of Laguna Hills, CA, a daughter Michelle (Scott) Henrick of Lunenburg, MA, 3 brothers Michael (Joyce) Riley of Oak Harbor, WA, Steve Riley of Portland, OR, Mark (Kathy) Riley of Fredericksburg, VA, mother-in-law Rosa Formigoni, brother-in-law Luciano (Silvana) Formigoni, and several nieces and nephews. Capt. David R. Riley served 31 years and retired with the United States Navy as pilot during the Vietnam War and graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1963. David Riley was a proud American who took the opportunity to help many in need. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services are at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, Fairborn. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.BurchamFuneralHome.com.


My wife for over 58 years, Leota (Lee) Beach passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. She was 80 years young. Even though I was prepared for the outcome based on her declining health, there is no question that I have lost my best friend (second only to Jesus) and the road ahead will be less smooth. I am blessed that we were Methodist Church connected all those married years whether we were living in Portland, Chicago, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Camp Sherman, Oregon or here in Klamath Falls. It was easy to find our church and Jesus anywhere we lived. Lee was born Dec. 6, 1940 in Portland, Ore. I really know little about her early years growing up. I met her when we were students, and later graduates at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. We began dating in 1960, and we were married in 1962. For the first 20 years, we lived in the Midwest and then on the East Coast. Life was an adventure during which time we had three children (two adopted). We returned to Oregon in 1983, with our youngest son , a second grader. We bought into a lodging business (12 one and two bedroom cabins) on the Metolius River in Camp Sherman. Metolius River Lodges became our home for the next 12 years. Having our own business, the work was 24/7/365. She prepared continental breakfasts for the guests every morning for all those 12 years (easily over 50,000 trays delivered to the door over that time). Later, she would join me and our son in cleaning cabins and preparing for new guests. Understandably, she was extremely happy the day we sold the business and moved to Klamath Falls. The year was 1995. She worked several years as the Administrative Assistant at our First United Methodist Church here in town and then came her big break. As an English and Journalism major in college (she was Editor of the college newspaper), she was finally able to secure what became her career for the next many, many years as a reporter for the Herald and News. It was an extremely joyful time for her. She had at last entered her element, interviewing interesting people and writing their stories. When her byline appeared (sometimes on the front page), she glowed. I was proud of her. Lee was a thoughtful, generous, intelligent and complete human being. In our many decades of marriage, she guided me to always do my best. She was my mentor and my best friend. And could she ever cook! I counted over 30 cookbooks on her kitchen shelf. "What's for dinner tonight, Lee? Well I thought I would try something new!" WHAT A WOMAN! I am so blessed that God wedded me to such a good soul! Amen! Besides me, Lee is survived by our three children and four grandchildren. Peace and grace for all! Byron Beach.

Gary Beazley, Wilson Class of 1959, passed away on July 2, 2009 at the age of 67. He had a malignant brain tumor. Gary was born on September 12, 1941 in Portland. He attended Collins View grade school. In 1962 he married Pam Hauser. They had three children: daughter, Lorraine; son, Greg; and daughter, Debbie. They later divorced. In 1972 Gary met Terry Spang '61. They were married in 1974. Terry had two daughters, Shelley Heckendorn and Lisa Slocum. Gary was a machinist and worked at Nabisco for over 20 years keeping the equipment running. Gary loved parties, fun and the outdoors. He liked to take the travel trailer, usually to the beach, several times a summer. In 2003 he retired from Nabisco. He and Terry took a great trip to Alaska. He loved his family, friends, his boxer, Juno, and two cats, Tabitha and Peaches. In 2007 Gary was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. He fought valiantly for 23 months. He died peacefully at home. Gary is survived by his wife of 35 years, Terry; sister, Carol Lawton, and husband, Dwight; daughters, Shelley Ashurex; Lorri Hunt, and husband, Shaun; Debbie Hijar, and husband, Lou; and Lisa Irwin, and husband, Eric; son, Greg Beazley, and wife, Jill; and grandchildren, Mustafa, Tarek and Sarah Ashurex, Tyrell and Theodore Hunt, Katie Beazley, Luke, Hannah and Abigail Irwin, and Carly and Jessie Hijar. The 4th Annual Portland Brain Tumor Walk is Saturday, Septemer 12, 2009 at Willamette Park, on Gary's birthday. If anyone is interested in the walk or making contributions, the web site is www.portlandwalk.org. The team name is Team The Beaz. Terry Beazley and Family would love to have anyone and everyone join them.

Sue Blackstone passed away in 2022. Her late husband was Dave Edstrom. Sue was a resident of Denver, Colorado.

Carolyn (Church) Basinich ’59 passed September 23,2011 in Washington state at age 70.


Michael Folkestad passed away August 20, 2022 from COVID19. He served as Lt. Col. Michael W. Folkestad. Susan Piper '59 is Michael's former spouse.

Lanny Garland was born on November 10, 1940 and passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Lanny was a resident of Banks, Oregon. Memorial Gathering was held April 8, 2017.

Kim Allen Hurley passed away on November 5, 2012 at the age of 70. He was born Dec. 15, 1941 and is survived by the love of his life, Lue Baldwin Hurley; daughter, Jennifer (Matt) Klee; son, Jacob Hurley; stepdaughters, Danielle Easton (Joby), Chelsie Baldwin; grandchildren, Zak Hurley, Nicholas Hurley, Piper Easton and Quincie Easton. His Celebration of Life was Saturday, Nov. 17 at Jake's Grill/Govenor Hotel.


Rich Kaveny passed away March 21, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

Jerrilynn Joyce (Kimpton) Weber Alvara treasured Mother and honored friend, passed peacefully Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at age OF 71 after a painful fight with metastatic lung cancer. Born on the family farm near the small town of Gravity Iowa, she was naturally a "down to earth" woman. Jerrilynn is lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses: David Weber and Jani Rollins, Bryan Weber and Donna Edwards, Ann and Mike Gordon, and Michael and Julie Weber. Her highest honor was being "Nana A" to her cherished Natalie, Amy, Eric, Grant, Brett and Brooke, and recent additions Bryce and Mia Rollins. Over the years, Jerri worked for Weber Dental Laboratory, Wonderland Kitchen Supply, the Humboldt County Juvenile Probation Department, and retired from State Compensation Insurance Fund in 2005. She was an avid bowler, and traveled for years with all of her friends from the Match Club. She also enjoyed gardening, walking the Hammond Trail with her little fox terrier Tinker, and watching the NFL and her beloved 49ers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Naomi Kimpton, her brother Ron, and nephew Kevin Kimpton. She is survived by the above mentioned, as well as former husbands David E. Weber and Larry Alvara, long-time family friends Shirley, Kenne, Linda & Janice, her "fourth-Wednesday-of-the-month Bunko" friends, her "SCIF retirees" lunch bunch, her bowling friends from the Match Club, as well as many others. The family would like to especially thank friends Ron and Jackie Williams for their love and support. Thanks to all those who gave mom compassionate medical and hospice care, including her regular care providers Veronica Wizes, Dr. Selinger and NP Debbie, and the staff at St. Joseph Hospital, especially Dr. Zazueta, nurses Jill, Sara, Erica, Traci & Genevieve, student nurse Rachelle, and the many pulmonary therapists, aids, and charge nurses who cared for mom. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday January 12, 2013 at the Wharfinger Building on Humboldt Bay. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 2942 F St., Eureka or Food for People, 307 W. 14th St., Eureka. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.


Robert Louis Olson passed away on September 21, 2018. Bob's life was amazing. No one has lived with more gusto and caring. Bob, born in Portland on January 17, 1941, was proud to grow up in Slabtown. His life was diverse but always centered around people. Bob was a teacher, a coach, a mentor, a problem solver, a builder and a giver. Need help? Bob was there, always with a smile. Bob spent a brief time in minor league baseball. A pitcher whose arm gave out. He coached baseball at PSU while earning his degree. He taught for Portland Public Schools for 30 years and retired in 1998. He loved his family, wife, children and grandkids. He was a special man who gave as much as he could. A Memorial Gathering was held Oct. 28, 2018. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association.

Gary Philips passed away while living in San Francisco over twenty years ago. No obituary available.


Carlo Sposito passed away on November 28, 2016 at the age of 74. He was born December 18, 1941 in Portland. Carlo was a life-long Portland resident who grew up in Hillsdale when it was still dirt roads and forests. He explored on foot and bike with siblings and friends. He almost died after being struck by a log truck as a boy. He graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University. Carlo purchased his first property when he was still in college. Carlo oversaw his properties himself, personally taking care of all the required management and maintenance duties. This allowed him to do the volunteer work that he loved. Carlo was a Community Development Volunteer with American Friends Service Committee in Guatemala with wife Patricia Rumer, 1969-1971. They married in 1968 and had one daughter, Deborah Sposito. Carlo was a progressive and inclusive Catholic in the tradition of Liberation Theology and attended St. Marys Cathedral. Community involvements include, member of a Quaker group that organized a delivery of food and medicine to Wounded Knee, 1973; arrested for civil disobedience and acquitted by U.S. Attorney Sid Lezak; supported the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight to protect water and land rights; active in the Burnside Project (now Central City Concern) that provided support to the homeless. Throughout his life, Carlo supported, engaged, and befriended people who were marginalized. As a N.W. neighborhood activist (1973-1980) he worked tirelessly to stop demolition of Northrup Street houses and condemnation of neighborhood property by Good Samaritan Hospital in urban renewal redevelopment. He participated in the successful struggle to stop I-405 freeway extension to Thurman and Vaughan streets. Strong supporter of Our House and people living with HIV/AIDS. As a second generation Italian American, he supported local immigrant and refugee communities and their human and civil rights. Conscious of his blessings, Carlo had deep respect for the lives and struggles of all Oregonians. Carlos door was always open to everyone, he loved the neighborhood and his daily walks, stopping to talk to people he met. He modeled the practice of building community in the midst of the commercialization and inequitable gentrification of the area, while advocating for humane, loving, and compassionate treatment of everyone. Carlo shared a perspective of hope, joy, and beauty for our world. He loved chestnut trees, Tryon Creek Park, Forest Park and Mt. Tabor. He delighted in gatherings with friends at World Cup Coffee & Tea and William Temple House, where he was always looking to discover something. Carlo invited loved ones to join him on city walks, taco night at Nobbys, the 5:30 Mass at Cathedral and the quiet worship and reflection the forest provided. Curious, passionate, and fully alive all of his life, Carlo loved the natural world, science, geology, hiking, exploring the Cascades, Eastern Oregon and the coast. Survived by his daughter, Deborah Sposito; her mother, Patricia Rumer; brother, Stan Sposito; uncle, Louis Ferrero; aunt, Violet Costanzo; partner, Becky Mosley; and extended family, friends and community. A celebration of Carlos life was held at Friendly House in N.W. Portland. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to, ACLU, MaryKnoll Sisters and Brothers, Sisters of the Road, Street Roots and or the Sierra Club.

David R. Teppola graduated from Wilson High School in 1959. He died of colon cancer on January 6, 2006 at the age of 64. David, co-founder of Laurel Ridge Winery is survived by his wife Susan, and two daughters, Kira and Maija Teppola. Susan tells us that David remembered his classmates very fondly and enjoyed "all the pranks he and others pulled and the fact that they pulled them quietly enough that he still got to be a Rose Festival Princess escort!" adds Susan.

Marijane (Maynard) Allee, passed away October 22, 2021
Dean Russell Anderson
Elaine D. Appleton, passed away August 5, 2010
Bernard Paul Bartholome
Fred Norman "Ike" Bay III passed away May 9, 2021
Rodger George Bekooy, passed away November 13, 2020
Harvey S. Berenson passed away May 13, 2020
Ruth Claire Eby Berg
Diane Sylvia Libeck Berkey
James Scott Biddle
Dick Bosley
Rodrick Roy Boston, passed away July 6, 2008
Joanna Lee Cameron
Edward R. Carpenter
Eugenio Franco Caucci
Sydney Dianne Nicoll Christensen
James Frederick Clyde
Janet Frances Cochran
Helen Irene Cook, passed away in 2008
Janet Deborah Phelps Cook
Steve Cook
Dave Copeland
Joanna Mary Corrigan
Kent Harry Crossley, passed away 4-23-05
Patrick Clyde Davis
Betty Lee Heller Dawson
Dorothy Lou Galliher Dills, passed away July 2, 2004
Donna E. Dorfman
Ronald Phillip Downing
David Alan Eames
Clyde Crary Gideon Jr.
Michael Carter Henry
Anna Marie Lanning Hersey, passed away in 2004
Harry Loyd Hersey
Alva Gray Jameson
Robert E. Jones
David Bruce Kaushagen
Dale Richard Kellerman, passed away April 2017
Richard Lewis Larson
Richard Lee Levy
William Richard Lillig, passed away February 26, 2014
Patricia Marie Lindsay
Allen Wayne Lommen, passed away October 16, 2010
Anita Laurette Clark Lund, passed away July 23, 2007
Kay Colver McLarney, passed away November 5, 2021
James Charles Meinicke
Michael Stephen Merten
Terry L. Miller, passed away 6-5-19
Robert R. Millsap, passed away 1-6-17
Norma Elaine (Fowlks) Mitchell 
Douglas Clayton Moore passed away May 31, 2020
Sharon Ann Harrington Neeley, passed away 2009
Richard Dennis Norman
Denis Paul Norstrom
Carl Helmer Oberg
Glenda May (Turner) Page, passed away 1-21-20
Michael James Primiano, passed away November 17, 2008
Forest Neill Rieke, passed away August 29, 2011
Rodney Wayne Roth March 25, 2020
Barbara Myrn Sallquist
Laura J. Barton (Scheutte) passed away April 3, 2021
Monte Douglas Scott
Garrison I. Siegel
Mary Thelen (Miller) Soot, passed away 9-3-19
Melody Lee Richards Speros
Charles 'Chuck' Swanson, passed away 9-14-2021
Peter Tarbell
Michele (Mason) Tetley, passed away 9-23-18
Gil Drake Tolan
Kent Douglas Tombleson, passed away April 6, 2000
Daniel Fredrick Utter
Patti JoAnne Vose
Wayne Earl Walmer
Richard A. Wiest
Marshall Beals Wright
George Frederick Zimmer


Kay Colver McLarney passed away on November 5, 2021 from cancer. Kay graduated with a nursing degree in neonatal care.  She served in a number of hospitals  as she and her husband Pat McLarney transferred to different cities across the U.S.


Fred Bay passed away on May 9, 2021.  He was born on March 8, 1942. Unencumbered by doubts or debt I feared not my own passing. It has been a grand ride with tremendous support from family, extended family, friends, detractors, teachers, students, mentors, co-workers and healers to name some, but not all. Numerous dogs and horses have also made significant contributions as well as a few cats. The volume of support was so large that payback was impossible, pass forward was the only option. Life is a team sport played in many different arenas. I have been on very good teams and other players have often made me look better than I was. THANK YOU! My trip has been a series of adventures started from a solid base allowing me to exist in a state of constant intoxication induced by new knowledge, skills, awareness, and relationships. Among most significant accomplishments were getting a woman I don't deserve to marry me and the shared fledging of our son and helping the fledging of others. Hopefully, more of my time was also well used. If some congregation could sing "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," the Navy Hymn, in my memory it would be appreciated. My suggestion is to welcome age. To echo Brain Doyle, “Be tender and laugh, I will hear it.” He is survived by his brother Bob Bay ’64 and sister-in-law Maryanne Bay (Ivy) ’64.  His brother John Bay ’63 subsequently passed away in August 2021. 


Marijane (Maynard) Allee, 78, passed away September 22, 2021 in Pueblo. She was the wife of Robert (Bob) Allee; they shared 59 years of marriage together. Born in Downey on October 22, 1942, she was the daughter of Jane Marcell and Ralph “Cy” Polhemus. She worked in Oakland, California as a pre-school teacher for several years. She was the past president of the Women’s AIME in Lima, Peru and San Mateo, CA. She enjoyed watching baseball Marijane was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Bert and Jo Allee, brother John Polheumus, brothers-in-law Charles D. and David R. Allee; and her sons Joel David Allee and Andrew Thomas Allee. She is survived by her husband Bob Allee, sister-in-law Marie Allee, brother-in-law Tom Allee (Denise Ann) nephew Brian Allee, and nieces Cheryl Green and Janeen Cochran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Association.

Chuck Swanson passed away Sept. 14, 2021 at the age of 80. He was born on April 16, 1941. At the time he was in Florida where he had lived since retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers based in Germany. He was a 1960 graduate of Wilson High School. He attended PSU and graduated from University of Oregon School of Architecture.


Laura J. Barton, age 78, of Mountain View, California, left us on April 3, 2021. Laura Schuette was born in Detroit, MI, on September 3rd, 1942. She graduated from Wilson High School, in Portland, Oregon, class of '60, then later continued her education receiving a BS in Business Management from the University of San Francisco in 1985. Laura was married to David Barton in 1962 with whom she had two sons, Kenneth born 1964 and Wesley born 1966.  They were together 10 years. By the end of the 1960's Laura had become a regular performer and singer with the South Bay Area music and drama scenes. By the time of her spinal cord injury in 1978, she had worked as Music Coordinator for the City of Palo Alto Arts Department. been Publicity Director for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and a partner in Barton-Griswold Publishing which designed and manufactured music theory learning games. She had also been singing in the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a long-time member, and teaching a mid-week class on Christian Growth. After recovering she returned to her work as an administrative assistant for Monterey Learning Systems, her company Barton-Griswold, her participation in the Trinity Choir, and started a choir for elementary school children with Sally Treadway called The Trinity Palo Alto Choir School; all while keeping up a schedule giving private voice lessons. Laura married again in 2000, this time to Richard Holding who passed away in 2018.  Despite several additional life-threatening medical challenges; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999, breast cancer in 2008, lung collapses in 2014 and several disturbingly resilient wounds, Laura continued with seemingly endless endeavors until the end. Her son Ken's final conversation with her included planning for her annual party for friends and family featuring a varied list of live musical performances. Laura is survived by her two children Kenneth and Wesley Barton, her sister Kathy Farnsworth '66, brother Jerry Schuette ‘62, niece Erika Schuette, and  many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM, May 1, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palo Alto at 1295 Middlefield Rd.  Pastor Stewart Crown will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Music Fund, 1295 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or the Music in the Schools Foundation, PO Box 60012, Palo Alto, CA 94306.


Rodger George Bekooy, a true gentleman and loving husband and father, passed away at home Nov. 13, 2020, with his wife, Donna, and her daughter, Jenn, by his side. Born in Portland, Ore., on January 10, 1942 to George and Irene Bekooy, Rodger was the eldest of three children. After graduating from Wilson High School in 1960, Rodger attended Oregon State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the OSU Naval ROTC program, and Scabbard and Blade military honorary. Upon graduation, Rodger was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. After 4 1/2 years of sea duty during the Viet Nam conflict, he left the Navy and started his career as a mechanical engineer. Rodger worked for a local engineering firm for several years, earning his Professional Engineering license, before he and two partners founded Carson, Bekooy, Gulick & Associates in 1977. Among his many projects were Intel office buildings and factories in Oregon, Puerto Rico, and Barbados. He also developed and marketed nationally an engineering software program used in the design of HVAC systems. He retired from CBG in 2004, embarking on a 16-year second career as a forensic engineer and expert witness. He truly loved the technical, investigative challenges of engineering and leaves behind a legacy of professional excellence, integrity, and creativity. His colleagues and those he mentored remember him as a "professional engineer's professional." In recent years, he was active in the Alumni Group of the OSU Navy ROTC, publishing a quarterly newsletter with alumni stories and news of the current NROTC Beaver Battalion. Rodger loved road-biking and cycled with the Portland Wheelmen and Cycle Oregon for many years. After his marriage to Donna in 1998, they became constant riding companions, cycling with friends in the U.S., France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Eastern Europe. The couple spent their winter vacations cross-country skiing with friends in Winthrop, Wash. Rodger and Donna joked that they were made to be together because neither of them could swing a golf club or catch a ball, but they could stay (mostly) upright on skis and bikes. Rodger is survived by his wife, Donna (Swigart) Bekooy; three daughters from his first marriage, Elizabeth (Thomas) Gewecke, Catherine (Sanjay) Bekooy, and Stephanie Bekooy. He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Jenn (Kreg) Kandra; brother, Jan (Beverlee) Bekooy; sister, Kay (Bill) Brennan; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Donna extends heartfelt thanks to the doctors and team at Compass Oncology for their excellent care and support during Rodger's illness, always listening to and honoring his wishes. Thank you also to Providence Home Health Hospice for the compassion shown by every nurse and staff member throughout his care. A celebration of Rodger's life is planned for Summer, 2021. The family welcomes donations to Oregon State University Naval ROTC Alumni Scholarship Fund or Southminster Presbyterian Church Foundation, Beaverton, Ore.


Douglas Clayton Moore of McMinnville, Ore., passed away May 31, 2020 due to advanced Parkinson's Disease. He was 78. Doug was born on January 31, 1942. Doug graduated from Wilson High School in 1960 where he was active in student government and was a standout scholar-athlete (basketball and baseball). In 1964, he graduated from Willamette University with a double major in math and economics. While there, he met and married Judy Jessen; they later divorced. Doug graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1966 with a Masters in Industrial Administration. He was then employed as a financial analyst for Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich., and Pittsburg, Calif., before returning home to Portland where he worked for Evans Products and Boise Cascade. He eventually retired as CFO of Cascadia Pacific Management. Doug was a dedicated father. He coached his son's Junior baseball team for several years and was his kid's biggest cheerleader never missing a school activity, sporting event, or musical performance. Doug enjoyed being with family, going to the movies, visiting the beach, strawberry milkshakes, and a good joke, he particularly liked watching baseball, especially his son-in law's and grandson's games. Doug is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Brosius of McMinnville, Ore.; and son, Jeff (LeeAnn) Moore of Naperville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Allison, Megan, David, Luke and John; and one great-grandchild.
Private graveside services have been held. To share a memory or leave the family a special condolence please visit: youngsfuneralhome.org


Harvey S. Berenson was born Feb. 11, 1943, and died May 13, 2020. He passed away peacefully at home in New York City after a long battle with leukemia. Harvey was born in Portland, Ore. He was Student Body President of Wilson High School in Portland, Yale University, class of 1964, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard Law School, Class of 1967, Chairman of the Board of Student Advisors. He received an LLM in Taxation from NYU. Harvey practiced tax law in New York City for many years. He was a member of four state bars: New York, New Jersey, Oregon and Kansas. He was a Managing Partner at FTI Consulting at the time of his death. We will forever miss our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. Wife: Ellen, Sons: Alex (Jacqueline) and David (Nomi). Grandchildren: Tobias, Lucy, Roosevelt, Ezra and Percy. Sister: Janet; Brothers: Jeffrey, James and Ronald.


It is with deep sadness that we advise of the passing of Rodney "Rod" Roth March 25, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born August 6, 1942. He was the only child of Merrill and Ivy Roth (both deceased) of North Plains, Ore. Rod had been fighting cancer for the past several years and passed away in his home with his wife, Kim Alford and close friend and business partner, Sal Gonzalez by his side. Rod began working at age 14 in his father's plastic molding company in Portland. He graduated from the University of Oregon majoring in political science and then spent a few years in the Air Force as an Intelligence officer serving in Thailand during the Vietnam war. He then returned to his father's molding company and ran for and was elected as Washington County Commissioner. After his term, he returned to his father's molding company and contributed greatly in their sales force then as general manager and eventually company president. When his father's company fell on hard times and was sold, Rod worked briefly for another molding company and then in 1996 scraped up enough money to start his own molding company, R&D Plastics, with partners Sal Gonzalez and Janet Evensen. Since then his company has grown in the industry and currently has over 65 employees. In his younger years Rod spent a lot of time exercising, running and playing competitive racquetball. As he got older, he still maintained a very active lifestyle and took up ballroom dancing (western swing) which is where he met his wife, Kim Alford. They spent evenings taking dance lessons and at various times, participating in dance exhibitions. After almost 16 years as dance partners and sharing their lives together they were married in June of 2019. Rod was one of the friendliest guys and was always interested in helping others. He treated his employees, customers and suppliers more like family. He assisted perhaps thousands of students with his factory tours, presentations, internships and many other functions that he organized. He was an extraordinary man and passionate about helping young people with an interest in plastics education or in the plastics industry. As a result, he helped set-up and fund three different scholarships in the Plastics Engineering program at Western Washington University in the names of his parents and himself. He worked tirelessly to promote not only his company but also the plastics industry and was very supportive of the local community. He will long be missed and remembered. The business he co-founded in 1996 will continue to move forward and to honor his hard work, his vision and his legacy. A "celebration of life" will be organized as soon as the pandemic safely allows.


Rodrick Roy Boston passed away on July 6, 2008 at the age of 65. He was born August 14, 1942, in Portland. After graduating from Wilson in 1960 he served in the Navy in the Vietnam War, then graduated from Southern Oregon College. Rod moved in 1971 to Beaverton, where he owned several 7-11 stores. In 1970, he married Barbara Halle; she died in 1980. Survivors include his daughter, Michelle M.; son, Michael R.; and brothers, John W. and Michael R. According to his brother Bill, Rod "had fond memories of his time and association with Wilson High School."

Michael Primiano passed away on November 17, 2008 at the age of 65. He was born March 24, 1943, in Portland, where he lived all his life. After graduating from Wilson Michael received bachelor's and master's degrees from Portland State University and served in the Army. He was a self-employed construction project manager. In 1970, he married Linda K. Enquist. Survivors include his wife; and mother, Ann.

Al Lommen, Wilson class of 1960, passed away in Lincoln City, OR on Oct 16, 2010. Al played football at Wilson and his class was the first to complete all four years at the "new" school. After high school and a short stint in the Army Reserves, Al became a sheet metal worker and plied his trade throughout Oregon and Washington until his retirement in 2003. Almost immediately after retiring, he suffered a severe stroke and lost total use of the right side of his body. He spent several weeks in the hospital in Vancouver and in rehabilitation in Portland before returning to his home in Pacific City. His wife of 19 years, Bonnie, cared for Al at home until two years ago when she experienced heart problems of her own requiring major surgery and lengthy rehab. Unable to maintain Al at home, he was moved to the Lincoln City Rehabilitation Center where he remained until his death. During his lifetime Al had four wives (at different times) and three daughters; all the daughters now live in Salt Lake City. He is survived by brothers Jory Lommen of Portland and Dallas Lommen of Springfield, Ore. Al loved a good time and never missed a party. He lived fast and loved freely. If you knew Al or were one of his buddies, please tip one in his memory. His body was cremated and his ashes "commended to the deep" in the waters off the coast he loved so much.

Forrest "Joe" Rieke, a prominent Portland defense attorney who served 15 years on the Portland School Board, died of a heart attack August 29, 2011. He was 69. Joe was born on May 26, 1942 and graduated from Wilson in 1960. According to The Oregonian, known for his imposing presence, the bearded 6-foot-3 former Stanford University football player was a warmhearted champion of improving educational outcomes, particularly of low-income and special education students, said those who worked with him. "He was passionate for making a difference for kids who didn't have that voice," said Josie Hashemian, an executive assistant who has worked closely with school board members during 32 years with the district. Rieke also helped preserve school sports programs, introduce school health clinics and advocate other holistic approaches to good schools, former colleagues said. On the national level, Rieke fought for federal funding for urban schools as a leader of the Council of the Great City Schools. Locally, he brought a sense of history to school board decisions. His mother, the namesake forMary Rieke Elementary School, served 12 years on the school board and he then served 15, far longer than most, said Steve Griffith, whose eight years on the board overlapped with Joe Rieke's service. Frank McNamara, another fellow board member, said Rieke "served in very hot, very troublesome times" with protests over desegregation, strike threats by the teachers union and school closures. "He liked to come on strong on an issue, but he was not without flexibility." Rieke began his 40-year legal career as a prosecutor in the Multnomah County district attorney's office but spent 35 years as a defense attorney, primarily representing indigent clients. In the final decade of his career, Rieke focused on representing people facing the death penalty for murder, drunken driving, arson and other crimes. In every case, he managed to avoid a death sentence for his client, said Chris Clayhold, a longtime legal associate and partner. On the school board and in the courtroom, the big man with the big voice made plain his strong views but in measured tones. Outside his hard-charging job and long hours on the school board, Rieke's priority was family: his wife, Donna, and their children, Maryjane and Forrest, who, like his father, goes by another name, in his case Abe. Joe coached their sports teams even when he didn't know soccer or basketball rules well. "We didn't win many games, but we had more fun than any other team," Maryjane Rieke recalls of middle school basketball. The family spent happy times at their Mount Hood cabin and, after their children left home, Joe and Donna Rieke lived there year-round. A memorial service for Joe was held at the Portland school district headquarters at 501 North Dixon Street on Sept. 23. In addition to his wife and children, Joe is survived by his brother, John '71, and sister, Mary Macklin Reaugh. Abe Rieke and his wife, Renee, are expecting his first grandchild in October.

Passed away on April 4, 2013.


Patrick Clyde Davis passed away June 5, 2013, at the age of 71, in Douglas, Wyo., where he lived with his daughter and son-in-law since 2007. He was born in Portland on Jan. 22, 1942, to Kermit and Kathryn Davis. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1960. Pat was a Navy veteran and served proudly. He always admitted he had the need for speed. He raced stock cars and motocross in his younger years. He took his passion for riding to the highways in the 90s. Pat drove for United Grocers and belonged to the teamsters union before he retired. Pat is survived by his daughter, Patti Moore; son, Joseph Davis; son-in-law, Jay Moore; grandchildren, Chey and Chaney Moore; brother, Mike Davis (Jeanne); aunt, Lois Clark; nieces and nephews, Melissa Gradin and Michael, Mason and Megan Davis; great-nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends. He was honored by family, friends and classmates at both a Rosary and a Memorial at St Clare's Catholic Church on June 13, 2013. The US Navy Military Honor Guard presented colors at the Internment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Skyline.


Gil Tolan, MD passed away on December 17, 2016 at the age of 74 in San Antonio, Texas due to complications following a motor vehicle accident suffered on Oct. 30, 2016. He was a retired Colonel, US Air Force. His love for others was immeasurable and his faith in God inspiring. Col. Tolan is survived by his wife of 11 years, Kathy Ann Muntean Tolan; two sons, Mark Tolan, his wife Jillian and granddaughter Kallie, and Scott Tolan MD; two brothers, Tod Tolan MD, wife Margaret & Tim Tolan, wife Linda of Oregon. Gil was preceded in death by his former spouse Margaret Knipe Tolan, and by his parents Betty Lou Drake Burget, and Wm. Burget MD. Gil was born on April 1, 1942 to Betty Lou Drake and Edward H. "Ted" Tolan in Portland. Growing up in Portland, Gil would spend summers with his brothers and cousins at the coast in Seaside, where he served as a lifeguard. Gil was among the first class to attend all four years and graduate from Wilson High School in 1960. While attending Oregon State University, Gil joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Air Force ROTC. He graduated with honors in 1964 and then headed to Stanford University School of Medicine. As a physician, Gil worked for Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco while pursuing graduate studies in biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of California (Berkeley). In 1975 Gil married Margaret (Maggie) Knipe in Napa, Calif. When the military beckoned, Gil joined the U.S. Air Force as a physician and the young couple moved to San Antonio, Texas. Gil's career in the Air Force spanned two decades at the Clinical Sciences Division of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (Brooks AFB). While in San Antonio the couple welcomed two sons; Mark and Scott. Sadly Maggie succumbed to cancer two years after the birth of their second son, Scott. While still working full time as an Air Force Flight Surgeon and medical researcher, Gil was a busy single parent raising his two boys. After 20 years of service, Colonel Tolan retired from the Air Force in 1993. His research interests included diabetes, heart health and nutrition. He was a long time member of the International Society of Electrocardiology and frequent contributor to the "Journal of Electrocardiology" as well as other peer reviewed journals. At the time of his passing, Gil was an adjunct associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas Medical Center, and physician consultant with Health by Design, in San Antonio. He was very involved with the Young Life Christian organization, the Optimist Club, mentoring medical students and directing international medical efforts in Honduras and Kenya. In 2003 Gil met Kathy Muntean and they married in 2005. Gil and Kathy made their home in Fredericksburg, Texas and were dedicated members of the Hill Country Church where he was a Deacon. A memorial service was held on Jan. 7, 2017 at Hill Country Church in Fredericksburg. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Young Life Fredericksburg (www.YoungLife.org, PO Box 1367 Fredericksburg,TX 78624); and/or SIGHT-Univ.Texas, Houston (Students Improving Global Health in Texas).

Jerry Meinicke passed away on April 24, 2018. He resided in La Pine, Oregon. Jerry was born on February 13, 1942 in South Dakota.

Marshall Beals Wright '60 (also deceased) served in the US Air Force from 1962 to 1966. His brother Stanton Beals Wright (also deceased) served in the US Army from 1959 to 1962. His youngest brother Rodger Beals Wright '64 served in the US Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972.

In Memory Of Class of 1961
Sandra Lou (Kitchen) Albo ... July 30, 2022
Karen Louise Alden Schreiber ... Deceased 06/27/198
Gary Martin Anderson ... 1993 date not confirmed
Lynn Marie Archer Nichols ... 08/18/2008
Thomas "Michael" Arenz ... 07/30/2006
Jean Call Baumgartner Goodwin ... 10/16/1989 date not confirmed
Stephen J Bernacchi ... 2010 date not confirmed
David Lawrence Binford ... 08/01/2004
Gary Lee Borter ... 2012
David A Boorkman ... 02/00/2014 date not confirmed
Gary Lee Borter ... 03/09/2012
Bonnie Jean Boyd Huston ... 12/06/2014
Robert "Bob" G Bridgeford ... 04/11/2013
John M Briggs ... 02/28/2016 date not confirmed
Sharon "Sherry" Ann Brown Green ... 08/03/2011
Craig Ashley Buchanan ... 05/09/1999
Penny Lousie Buchanan ... 1962 date not confirmed
Roger Adams Cain ... 02/08/2022
Michael Raymond Carlton ... 10/10/2012
Donald Wayne Chamberlain ... 04/04/2011 date not confirmed
Carol Sue Cholbi Maskaron ... 06/22/2014
Dahl K Cornell ... 09/12/1984
Gene Frederick Curtiss ... 09/27/1997
Dennis Lee D'Angelo ... 11/10/1996
Gary R Davis ... 07/30/2001 date not confirmed
Regina Diane Deibele Mainwaring ... 03/09/2008
Ann Louise Deverall Sparks ... 02/24/2012
Allan "Duke" King Dickinson ... 06/09/2004 date not confirmed
Patricia Lee Edgar Hickman ... 07/19/2008
Jay Erwin ... June 29, 2022
Carol Ann Ewing Miller ... 02/07/2016
Lois Ann Fahrion Golik ... 10/19/2011
Kirby R Faith ... 04/22/2007
Helen Marion Fisher ... 10/10/2022
Jane "Janie" Mary Fletcher Carr ... 05/02/2005
Neil O Flett ... 04/27/2013
Melelann Mae Fox ... not confirmed
John D Gagan ... 08/25/1997
Sue Gawley (married name Taylor) ... April 20, 2021
Thomas "Ed" Glover ... 09/16/1997
Louise Grant ... June 1, 2023
Margaret "Gare" Green Epps ... 01/08/1995
Rodney Wayne Hager ... 05/11/2011
Dwight "Ike" M Haselbacher ... 01/00/2015 date not confirmed
John Edward Hillison ... 06/13/2012
Sharon J Hirning Sargeant ... 12/13/2015
John Edward Hood ... 10/31/2003 date not confirmed
Patty Jean Ivey Hopp ... 01/28/2008
Walter “Chuck” Jameson ... passed away 08/12/2016
Lee Jensen ... 08/2022
Robert C. Jones ... passed away 10/14/2022
David Lee Kane ... 04/14/2012
Darrell D Lafferty ... 07/31/1965
Geoffry "Jeff" Allen Layton ... 03/07/1993
Michael Ward Mayer ... 09/08/2006
Barbara Anne McConnell Bodle ... date not confirmed
Joann McFarland ... 07/30/2009 date not confirmed
Scott Daniel Miller Sr. ... 09/28/2020
Stuart "Stu" William Moore ... 09/29/1991
Lawrence "Larry" M Moseley ... date not confirmed
Pete Murray Nicholls ... 02/15/2007 date not confirmed
Gil Robert Norbraten ... 02/27/1989
Lester Conrad Nystrom ... 02/02/2012
Alyce Viola Page ... 10/09/2004
Rosina Emilia Pascuzzi Rugolo ... 10/28/2014
Glenn Cameron Penning ... 06/22/1967
Pat ("Patsy") Flanagan Peters ... March 4, 2023
Laura Beebe (Petersen) ‘61 ... April 16,2023
Shirley Marie Peterson Sullivan ... 12/04/1995
Margaret Fern Ratty Andrisek ... 05/17/2002
Marcia Lee Raymond ... date not confirmed
Timothy "Tim" David Roland ... 12/03/1993
Linda Louise Rosebrook Johnson ... 12/09/2010
Kathleen Olive Schmer Dallimore ... 10/08/1997
Steven George Schriver ... 01/12/2012
Terry Allan Shroll ... 07/28/2008
Jerrold R Smith ... 04/29/1970 date not cofirmed
Judy Marie Sparks ... 08/28/1960
Janice Mary Stevenson Bartlett ... 05/22/2006
Tom Swanson ... 06/06/2010 date not confirmed
Elaine Rhine Tanzer ... 09/08/2020
Duane Eldon Tetzlaff ... 12/31/2010
Yvonne Marilyn Thune Swanson ... 04/15/2015 date not confirmed
Henry VonDemfange ... 2/19/2022
Donella "Beth" Wakefield Walker ... 06/15/2015
Peter H. Wells ... 12/31/2021
Lowell Jay Young ... 03/21/1991 date not confirmed
Dr. Larry Richard Van Gordon ... 2017

John Erwin '63, younger brother of Jay, has let us know that Jay Erwin '61 passed away on June 29, 2022. He lived in Croom, Prince Georges County, Maryland until his death in 2022. Jay was born on May 7, 1943. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1971. Jay served honorably in the marine corp in 1964-65, including one tour in Vietnam in a combat zone. He worked for the US Navy as a supervisory Design Engineer from 1972 until 1998.  He retired in 1998.  He worked with the US Navy in designing the F-14 project. Jay retired as an executive aeronautical engineer with the US Navy in Crystal City VA in 1998 at the age of 55.

A classmate sadly has reported that Laura Beebe (Petersen) ‘61 passed April 16,2023. She was married to another classmate of 19161, Bill Beebe.

Pat ("Patsy") Flanagan Peters passed away March 4, 2023 - one day before her 80th birthday.


Louise Larson Grant, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away June 1, 2023, at the age of 79, in Portland, Ore., surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Portland, Ore., to Evelyn and Harold Larson. Louise attended St. Helens Hall, Wilson High School, and Oregon State University, where she was a devoted sister at Kappa Alpha Theta. Louise was married to her loving husband, Robert R. Grant, for 56 years, and her biggest joy was raising their two children, Kevin and Karen. She loved spending summers at their lake house, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Louise was a proud grandmother and attended all her grandchildren's sporting and life events.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and Harold; stepfather, Earl Smull; and sister, Karen Larson. She is survived by her devoted husband, Bob; children, Kevin and Karen; spouses, Janie and John, respectively; and grandchildren, Soren, Cooper, Molly, Paige and Naya. Louise will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but they take comfort in knowing that she was ready when it was her time. A Memorial Service was heldJune 28, 2023, at The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist, located on the campus of Oregon Episcopal School, 6300 S.W. Nicol Rd., Portland, OR 97223. A reception at the church followed.


Bob Jones was a fine musician and a consummate arts executive in the world of classical music.  A resident of Tilghman Island on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Bob passed away on October 14, 2022. Bob began his musical career at Wilson, performing on clarinet and saxophone in band and orchestra under the baton of Robert White, the school’s first band director. Bob started a twelve-piece band while still at Wilson. A graduate of Portland State University in economics, as a busy professional musician Bob divided his time between classical music appearances, teaching a large book of students, and commercial work. He played clarinet and saxophone with visiting arena shows, did some touring, and played in backup groups for some of the biggest names in entertainment. He became a flutist along the way, expanding his musical versatility. Bob had been active with the Portland Musicians Union and in 1968 rose to its presidency, continuing with his performing and teaching activities. He ran for and was elected to the Executive Board of the American Federation of Musicians. He transitioned to his new career in arts management in 1980, when he was recruited by the Minnesota Orchestra to serve as General Manager, where he had many successes. Bob’s next engagement was as President of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for fourteen years. Under Bob’s leadership the orchestra’s endowment enjoyed exceptional growth and he negotiated extensive recording and broadcast work. In 1998 Bob was named President of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, where he also headed up music for the Kennedy Center. Later returning to the west coast, Bob took on consulting and executive roles with Opera Pacific in Orange County, and with the Long Beach Symphony. Bob was considered a master negotiator and creative force in the field of classical music. His friendships within that community were legion. He taught arts management internationally and worked with the National Endowment for the Arts. While in Indianapolis Bob re-kindled his boyhood enjoyment of sailing. He was invited in 1992 to join six friends on an epic voyage across the Atlantic in an eighty-foot schooner with a professional crew. Bob was at sea for 38 days, with stops in Lisbon and the Canary Islands. He had so much fun it hooked him on sailing. With friends he embarked on a series of sailboat explorations of southeast Alaska, the San Juans and the east coast of Florida. During his years in Washington DC, he and his wife Susan acquired a 27-foot sloop, and Bob became a serious student of sailing and navigation. Back on the east coast in retirement, Bob took up artist management and joined a local big band. He and Susan, also a professional musician, created two performing ensembles (ClariNUTS and Zefiro) and entertained in their Maryland community. Their work can be enjoyed on YouTube under Chesapeake International Arts.  Bob Jones was a man of admirable personal qualities. He leaves Susan, his brothers Paul and Lloyd, sons Jeffrey and William, and one grandchild.


Roger Adams Cain (Roger Ramjet) born Oct. 2, 1941, in Puyallup, Wash., died Feb. 8, 2022, in Vancouver, Wash., at the age of 80. Roger resided in Vancouver, Wash., for 50+ years. He graduated from Wilson High School in Portland, Ore., in 1961. Roger worked as an airline steward before becoming a travel agent for Vancouver Travel. He worked there for many years before retiring in 1996. Roger enjoyed traveling for work and also for personal vacations. Roger and his dad built a house in Ocean Shores, Wash., and enjoyed vacationing there for many years with family and close friends. Roger was well-loved by so many friends and neighbors and will be missed greatly. Roger was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Cain; and father, Kenneth Cain. Services were held Feb. 19, 2022, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.


Henry Von Demfange passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2022. He was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Kansas, MO, to John and Floy VonDemfange. Henry graduated with his Bachelor of Science, served in the Army, and worked for Shell Oil and Chemecology Corp. He enjoyed bocce, bowling and tennis. Henry always looked forward to spending time with his granddaughters. Henry is survived by his son, Craig; daughter-in-law, Holly; granddaughters, Quinn and Wrenn; sisters, Mary Scholz and Laurie Roluti; and wife, Liz Chase-VonDemfange '61. A memorial was held at Vancouver Barracks National Cemetery on March 25, 2022, and was streamed on Henry VonDemfange’s Facebook page. Donations can be made to Shriner’s Hospital or Tunnel to Towers.

Lee Jensen passed away August, 2022.


Helen Marion Fisher, 79, a resident of the Hillsboro community, passed away October 10, 2022, at her home, in Cornell Estates. Marion was born on June 1, 1943 in Alexandria, VA. She was the first of three children born to Beverly and Helen (Jones) Wilcox. She was raised throughout the US as her family followed her father's career in the US Navy. Marion graduated from Wilson High School with the class of 1961. After high school, Marion married Douglas Kenaston. Together they had three children; Kelly, Kim and Kris. They later divorced, and Marion married James Fisher. They were long time companions and friends. She worked for Portland Community College for over 25 years as an Administrative Assistant at multiple campuses including; Rock Creek and Sylvania. Marion was a very talented artist. Her works included needle point, crocheting, tole painting, ceramics, embroidery and quilting. She enjoyed trips to the beach and staying at her vacation home in Rockaway as often as she could. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother; Nelson "Jimmy" Wilcox of Seaside. Marion is survived by her three children and their spouses; Kelly and Staff Olanie of Beaverton, Kim and Dave Daschel of Portland, Kris and Cindi Kenaston of Scappoose, sister Gaye Hildebrand of Tualatin, four grandchildren; Nate, Megan, Hunter, Nick, three nieces; Whitney, Dani and Brooke. Marion was a dedicated and loving mom, grandma, sister, wife and friend. She will be so dearly missed. Her memory will always be a beacon of light that lifts our spirits and make us smile.


Sandra Lou (Kitchen) Albo of Newberg passed away July 30, 2022 at age 79 of natural causes. She was born March 12, 1943 in Portland, Ore., to Norman and Leona Kitchen. Sandra graduated from Wilson High School in 1961, and married Mike Albo June 23, 1961 in Stevenson, Wash. She loved spending time with family, friends, traveling, shopping, baking, volunteering at community events with active memberships in Northwest Christian Church and Newberg Early Bird Rotary Club. She is survived by children, Phil and Pam Irish, Barry and Lunda Albo, and Jeff Albo; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Albo; parents, Norman Kitchen, Leona and Van Vandenburgh; and siblings, Varity Kitchen and William Kitchen. A memorial service was held Sept. 8, 2022, at NW Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.


Peter H. Wells passed away on December 31, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family in Pendleton Oregon, where he lived for many years.  Peter was born on April 19, 1943 in Watham, Massachusetts. Click here to read more about Pete. Classmate Bill Gellatly ’61 said, "Pete was also a grade school classmate, and member of the stage crew at Wilson, and followed all theater events very closely.  He was an excellent student who never complained of any limitations. Peter had three careers and was superb at each.”  A memorial service will be held February 26, 2022 at the Pendleton First Presbyterian Church, time still to be determined.

Sue Gawley (married name Taylor) passed away April 20, 2021 in Vancouver, WA.


Scott Daniel Miller of Vancouver, Wash., died of natural causes in Clackamas, Ore., Sept. 28, 2020 at the age of 76. Scott was born Dec. 4, 1943 in Portland, to George and Pearl Miller. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1961. 


Elaine Rhine Tanzer passed away on September 8, 2020. She was born on February 20, 1943. Portland lost a community member of compassion, style, culinary vision, and firm political opinions this past week. Elaine is best known as the owner of Portland's original, premier delicatessen, Elephants, which introduced gourmet eating adventures to Portland long before our town became a foodie mecca. With a vision about great food, great fun, and great décor, Elaine bought a failing deli in northwest Portland in 1979, revived it, and expanded it to eight locations in the metro area. Walking into her delis, you experience Elaine's commitment to style side-by-side with quality, beautifully displayed food. For those of us who knew her before and during her Elephants career, there is also an Elaine of quirky humor, avid gardening, distinctive reading preferences, passionate animal advocacy, and unsurpassed elegant hospitality. Born in 1943, she was the daughter of Oregon native Dale Rhine and Gussie Knight, Mississippi belle. Following World War II the family, now including brother David, returned to Oregon. Elaine attended Portland public schools, graduated from Wilson High School, and earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree at Portland State University. Her early career was spent as a teacher and social worker focused on at-risk students, an experience that created her lifelong commitment to vulnerable populations. Along with her business, her politics were always front and center. Engaged in high school as head of her Republican student organization, she continued her Republican activities in college. But that changed in the late '60s with the Vietnam War and led to work with Senator Wayne Morse and later to campaigning for a young Neil Goldschmidt. She was such a fan of Bill Clinton that she catered a Portland event for him gratis on the promise she would meet him, and when she did, to her embarrassment, she was speechless. She was overjoyed to attend Barack Obama's first inauguration. She mourned the election of Donald Trump and wasn't quiet about it. Elaine married attorney and future Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jacob Tanzer in 1974. They met at a political event at the venerable Goose Hollow Inn, and after extended dating, she informed him she wouldn't continue unless they got married. He proposed on the spot. Together, they traveled often and in style. India especially spoke to them. They returned there on several occasions and sampled Portland's bountiful Indian food offerings between visits. Elaine's last visit to India was this spring to scatter Jake's ashes into the Ganges River. Her garden was legend among her friends, a place embracing all four seasons and elegant enough to be featured on a Portland Garden Club tour. It was perfect for reflection, for reading the mannered English countryside novels she loved, and only a month ago, to host the wedding of a long time college friend. Elaine leaves as a legacy, along with her remarkable business, a model of love and commitment to her family and her beloved nephew Matthew Rhine. To her Reading Group family she leaves joyful memories of vigorous debates in her beautiful living room. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Contributions in her name may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, the Feral Cat Coalition or a charity of your choice. Rest in peace dear friend. Join Jake. We will miss you.


Linda Johnson, class of 1961, passed away on December 9, 2010 after a 16-year battle with cancer. She was 67. Born in Portland to Earl and Margaret Rosebrook, Linda attended Multnomah and Robert Gray grade schools and graduated from Wilsonl. She attended Portland State University. Linda married Jay Johnson '59 on Feb. 12, 1966, in Portland. She was a stay-at-home mom to Mike and Steve during their school years, and served as PTA president. Later, Jay and Linda operated Dot Golf shop in Beaverton, for 14 years. Since then, they enjoyed retirement and their grandchildren, Nicholas, Addy, and Samantha. Linda was involved with the Metro West Women's Club and Lake Oswego Ladies Golf Club. For years, Linda and her family were involved with the Mount Hood Ski Patrol. The family would like to thank her oncologist, Dr. Gary Takahashi, and his staff at OHSU oncology for her wonderful care. They would also like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center for the care they gave to Linda during her last days. We want Linda remembered as kind, generous, caring, and the toughest fighter in the world. A celebration of life was held on Jan. 8, 2011, in Portland. Please make all remembrances to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the American Cancer Society . "Don't give up, don't ever give up."

John Edward Hillison, 68, passed away June 13, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. John was born in Portland on Dec. 26, 1943, to Orval and Maeford Hillison. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1961. He is survived by his daughter, Anisha; and his three younger brothers, David, Robert and Mark. John lived in Seattle and Spokane for a few years, but he spent most of his life in Portland. He lived his last few years in Ocean Park, Wash., doing what he loved- playing music. A celebration of John's life was held at the Ocean Park Eagles Club on July 25, 2012.

Michael Raymond Carlton was born to Ray and Joann Carlton on July 6, 1943, in Portland. He passed away on Oct. 10, 2012, in Medford where he made his home with wife Susan for the past 10 years. Michael attended Llewellyn Grade School where he was active in both Cub and Boy Scouts. He then attended and graduated from Wilson High School in the class of 1961. At Wilson he was active in wrestling, swimming, gymnastics, orchestra and jazz band, playing a mean bass. He also was active in Junior Achievement. He attended the University of Oregon and was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Portland State University. Eventually, Michael went to work in the family saw chain business, Carlton Company, where he rose to become President. He retired in 1996. Michael loved the outdoors - fishing, hunting, camping and especially skiing. He spent college summers working at Timberline Lodge giving occasional ski lessons among other duties. He earned a pilot's license and had a black belt in Tai Kwon Do. He was a professional photographer and was active in Krayon Kids Musical Theatre. Michael had three children, Anthony Carlton of Portland, with first wife, Kathleen Shank, and Kaili and Jordan Carlton (who predeceased Michael) with second wife, Marsha McGuire. Michael had two grandchildren, Hayli, daughter of Tony and Ruth, and Cheyenne, daughter of Kaili Carlton and Justin Canfield. Michael is also survived by his mother, Joann Carlton; and his sister, Kathleen Hillman, both of Portland. In 2002, Michael married Susan Walker of Medford. With Susan he acquired two stepdaughters, Nani Sallee and Chrystie Milano, and four step-grandchildren, Shawn and Maikalani Sallee, Skyar and Sydney Milano, all of whom cared deeply for Michael. In sickness and in health, Michael and Susan shared wonderful adventures during retirement, traveling to such places as Paris, Hawaii, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. A consummate gentleman, Michael was loved, admired and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed beyond words. Our family wishes to thank the McPhee family of Clara's Care Home in Medford and Asante Hospice for their caring support in making Michael's last months comfortable. A memorial service celebrating Michael's life was held in Medford, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the local Red Cross or Children's Advocacy Center of Medford.

Dave Kane passed away peacefully at his home April 14, 2012 at the age of 69. Dave was born April 04, 1943 and enjoyed building hot rods, coaching softball and spending time with The Happyrock Hoppers, his rabbit hopping 4H group. Dave graduated from Wilson in 1961. Dave is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Mike (Alice); daughters, Cheryl and Lisa (Larry); and granddaughter, Shelbie. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dave Kane Scholarship Fund at the OSU 4H Extension Office, 200 Warner Milne, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Former Executive Director of the Portland Children’s Museum, Robert (Bob) Bridgeford died April 11, 2013 at home following a decline in health related to chronic illness at age 69. For the past decade Bob lived in Sisters with wife Annie Painter (retired Wilson art teacher), where he served as president of the Deschutes Watershed Council and returned to graduate school, becoming a therapist at Deschutes County Mental Health. Bob was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts December 1, 1943 to parents Glendon Roy Bridgeford and Vera Lydia Steele Bridgeford. During that period, his father worked as an engineer for the war effort at Harvard on the anti-aircraft material called "chaff". After the war he worked for Bell Labs and "Ma Bell,” transferring to Portland, where Bob attended Hayhurst School through 8th grade and graduated from Wilson High School (1961). Click here to read more about Bob.


Bonnie Boyd Huston passed away on December 6, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born on October. 04, 1943. "A tough act to follow." With a never-ending sense of adventure, Bonnie (Boyd) Huston, 71, skied off for lighter powder Dec. 6, 2014. Her adoring family surrounded her in love as she glided for sunnier slopes after a hard fought 10-year battle with a rare and debilitating neurological disease, cerebellar ataxia. In the face of her physical challenges, Bonnie was a true inspiration as she embodied grace, dignity, joy, humor and tenacity, literally smiling through trials that would have snuffed the light from many. Beautiful, genuine, fun, magical and gifted are just a few of the words used to describe Bonnie. While she stood just 5 feet tall (on a good day!?), her vibrant and spirited personality and zest for adventure, lit up a room making her "bigger than life." Among countless best friends, one says, "Bonnie celebrated every day of her life and did it with an intensity virtually impossible to duplicate. Hers is truly a tough act to follow." Bonnie put 300 percent into all of her endeavors with the gusto that would exhaust an Olympic athlete. Whether she was carving her exquisite turns down her favorite slope or topping the pyramid of water skiing acrobats, Bonnie did it with verve! And, she LOVED Christmas. In an effort to spread the joy of the season to others, Bonnie launched Huston & Company, a seasonal business for catalogue order wreaths, decorations and gifts. One year, she even enlisted the whole family to operate a Christmas tree lot (in their spare time!?). Bonnie dressed the family in holiday costume to attract passersby while she tended to customers. Bonnie demonstrated a profound love of family and friends. She loved people and people loved her. She had an innate gift of bringing people together, seeing the beauty in every one. She never met a stranger, welcoming all into her life and home. Bonnie was a "mom" to many more than her three adoring children, Heather, Tom and Matt. Her circle of admiring fans and forever friends is enormous, and she taught them the power of family, loyalty and generosity. Another BFF says, "She had the ability to not only say you were important to her but to continually demonstrate it. Her humor helped you when you had a bad day, her energy was absolutely infectious, her sense of adventure made life a delight and her caring qualified her as a candidate for sainthood." Bonnie is survived by her devoted husband of 49.5 years, Bob; children, Heather, Tom and Matt; spouses, Ross, Cammie and Inger respectively; and grandchildren, Hannah, Carson, Fletcher, Griffin and Cormac. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Stockton Boyd and Dorothy Grace (Crossett) Boyd. A native Oregonian, Bonnie was born in La Grande and grew up in the Portland area. She attended Capitol Hill grade school, Wilson High School and Oregon State University, where she followed her mom's legacy as a devoted Kappa Kappa Gamma. Bonnie received a degree in education and taught kindergarten, first and second grades before embarking on her career as "mother." Bonnie volunteered generously with a servant's heart. She served as a board member for the Parry Center for Children (now Trillium Family Services), PEO chapter AN and Waverley Country Club Women's Board. A lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church congregation, she served as an elder, and as a dutiful mother and educator, Bonnie also volunteered at the Fruit & Flower Child Care Center, acted as Riverdale School PTA president and was co-chair of the Dunthorpe Garden Tour. Bonnie made those who knew her better people. Bonnie and Bob together exemplified a fairy tale love story. One friend says of the couple, "Your strength, will, humor, closeness, love and so many intangibles shout to the heavens and have been a beacon of example and reflection for us all... You have brought us closer to our families, made us reach out to our friends with a softer heart and more forgiving nature. Your example of drawing closer and closer as the path bec ame more difficult will stay with us, each or us, forever." A celebration of Bonnie's beautiful life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church of Portland, 1200 S.W. Alder St., Portland, OR 97205. In lieu of flowers, remembrances of Bonnie may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, address above, or the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447, 763-553-0020. Godspeed, Bonnie. We'll love you forever. 


Carol Sue Maskaron passed away on June 22, 2014 at the age of 70. She was born on July 19, 1942. A celebration of life with a reception to follow was held July 26, 2014, at Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel, 4675 S.W. Watson Ave., in Beaverton. Visit her memorial at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Carol-Maskaron&lc=7390&pid=171832184&mid=6057726&locale=en_US

Donella Elizabeth "Beth" Walker, age 71, passed away Monday morning at 2:53 am. She left calmly and easily. She is survived by her husband, Bob Walker, six children, 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was always loyal and true and always helpful to others. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1965 and was married the same year to Bob. They are sweethearts of nearly 50 years come August. There was a memorial service June 18, 2015, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Bishop Todd Coleman will conduct the service. Lowe Funeral Home is serving the Walker family. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity.

Rosina Emilia Pascuzzi passed away on October 28, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born June 27, 1943, to Gabriel and Therese Pascuzzi, in Portland. She attended Wilson High School and Portland Community College School of Nursing. She lived in Portland, Lake Tahoe, New Orleans and finally, Las Vegas. In May of 2014, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and passed away peacefully Oct. 28, 2014, with her son at her side at Legacy Hopewell Hospice House. Rosina's hobbies included singing, playing tennis, traveling, attending church and being active in the Women's Republican Club. Her Italian heritage was the foundation for her joy in cooking, love of fine food and wine and deep love and devotion to family and friends. She had a special passion for the Wounded Warriors Project supporting our veterans. Rosina was predeceased by her parents; and beloved daughter, Michelle. She is survived by her son, Anthony (Mari); granddaughter, Mina Parsons; brothers, Art (Anita), Ernie (Dottie) and Pasquale; sister, Antoinette; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A rosary was said Nov. 7, 2014, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3525 S.W. Patton Road, Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or to Legacy Hopewell Hospice, 6171 S.W. Capital Highway, Portland, OR 97239. 

Gary Lee Borter passed away on March 9, 2012 in the presence of his wife, son and daughter-in-law in Portland on March 9, 2012. He was born on August 4, 1943. A celebration of Gary's life was held on March 23 at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard. Gary loved to salmon fish off the Oregon Coast and play his guitar. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eileen; daughter, Diane; son, Darin; daughter-in-law, Sherri; and precious grandchildren, Alexa, Hunter and Zoe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Albertina Kerr. 


Sharon Sargeant of Portland passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, of breast cancer. Sharon was born Aug. 18, 1943, to Emil and Dorothy Hirning. She lived in Portland since the age of 2. Sharon attended Gregory Heights Elementary School, Madison High School and graduated from Wilson High School in 1961. She married Gary Sargeant in 1962. Sharon became the mother of four children: Scott, Terri, Tina and Tiffany. She was a floral designer and owned Tonseth's Flowers in Northwest Portland between 1977 and 1980. She retired from Beaverton Florist in 2000. Her greatest joys in life were her family and especially her grandchildren. Sharon is survived by her husband, Gary; children, Scott Sargeant, Terri Eisenhauer, Tina Sargeant and Tiffany Henning; and granddaughters, Sophie, Sarah and Sadie Sargeant. A ceremony honoring and celebrating her life was held Dec. 22, 2013, at Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park.


The beloved and beautiful Jane Mary Carr died May 2, 2005.  She began her eternal life one day shy of her 62nd birthday. Janie and Jerry, her husband of 40 years, raised their family in the Bellevue area. Janie was born in our nation's capital and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Wilson H.S., later earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Seattle University. Janie's career revolved around raising her daughters. She was a school accountant for years before venturing off as an entrepreneur. Janie lived every day as though it were a gift and an opportunity to help others. She put her family first, while volunteering for many organizations, impacting many lives. Janie's philanthropical works included raising money to help send kids to Catholic school and sponsoring a young South American boy's education. She also volunteered her  time, teaching public school children the Catholic faith, teaching adults to read through the literacy program at the Seattle Public Library and working at the United Way. Her love for God, people and of course tennis, was forced to slow down while fighting Parkinson's Disease Dementia for 13 years. Her family and friends will remember her as an energetic, loving, sharing, thoughtful, considerate soul. Janie's love will continue to live through those who survive her; husband Jerry; daughters Catherine Carr, Teresa Brown, Susan Carr, Shannon Carr-Cohen and granddaughters Amanda and Caylee Cohen and Natalie Spohn. A Celebration of Life was May 7th, at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, WA. Remembrances may be made to Northwest Parkinson's Foundation in memory of Janie Carr.


Carol passed away on February 7, 2016 at the age of 72. Carol Ann was born in Portland, OR on December 12, 1943 to Robert and Elizabeth Ewing. A graduate of Wilson High School in 1961 she attended Willamette University and Oregon State University (65) with a degree in English and Secondary Education. Carol was a member and president of Gamma Phi Beta. Many of her sorority sisters remained life-long friends. Carol met Herbert Miller while at Willamette and they were married in Portland on July 31, 1965. They had three children and as a family enjoyed skiing and hiking and visiting Hawaii. They were active members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego, OR. The fellowship of this community followed them through many life transitions. In 1987 the family moved to El Dorado Hills, CA, where Carol resumed her teaching career and completed her Master’s Degree. In 2004 Herb and Carol semi-retired to Bend, OR, where they enjoyed the Hi Desert activities. Carol gardened and hosted vibrant gatherings for book group and church activities. Winter months were often spent in Arizona and in 2014 they returned to the Portland area. Carol is survived by her husband, Herbert; daughter Kristin Krueger and husband Robert; daughter Julie Jackson and husband Russell, son Ryan Miller; cherished grandsons Paul Krueger, Andrew Krueger and Luke Jackson and her sister Kathryn Libby ‘64. Her parents and granddaughter, Anna Jackson, greeted Carol into heaven on a beautiful sunny day. We are grateful for Carol’s life and will miss her warm smile and generous heart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lutheran World Relief or your favorite charity.


Dr. Larry Richard Van Gordon of Aloha, Oregon, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was 74 years old. Larry died in his own home with loved ones by his side after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just 3 short weeks before. Larry battled the diagnosis and the cancer at the hospital with every ounce of strength he had, but, in the end, asked to be brought home to be with his family. Larry was born June 14, 1943, in Portland, Oregon. Larry is survived by his beautiful wife Elizabeth Barker Van Gordon. They had nearly 45 years to build an incredible life together. Larry and Elizabeth had 6 children. Their son Brandon Scott predeceased them as he was born prematurely and lived just a few short hours. Larry is survived by his wife and their five children; Michael, Brock, Michelle, Ryan, and Gregory. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren: Matthew, Taylor, Nicholas, Ashley, Grant, Avery, Kaitlyn, Nathan, Jackson, Chloe, Olivia, Carson, Jacob, & Kevin. Larry cherished every moment with his grandchildren whether he was taking them to movies, or attending their endless baseball, soccer, basketball, softball, track, dance, or music events. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and always kept his friends and patients updated on their achievements. He was especially proud of his grandchildren’s shenanigans. They were his most treasured legacy. Larry was the oldest of two children and is also survived by his brother Paul Eugene Van Gordon. Larry’s parents, Eugene Elliott Van Gordon and Fern Bernice Hermanson, predeceased him. Larry spent his childhood in Woodburn Oregon. While his father Eugene served in the military, he proved to be quite the handful for his grandmother, mother and aunts. They did their best to keep him out of mischief and kept him busy picking strawberries in the local fields each summer. Larry graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1961. He went on to attend Portland State University and then to graduate from OHSU with the Class of 1968. Larry’s love for baseball started early in life. He later played for Portland State University and even on a men’s Softball team. Larry served two years in the Air Force and was stationed in Arizona. He reached the rank of Captain during that time and provided both dental care for those stationed there and also had the heavy responsibility of identifying the remains of those who did not survive their service. Larry built a very successful dental practice in Aloha. His patients were fiercely loyal to him ,even with his jokes of needing to remake crowns and bridges because he “accidentally cracked them” or teasing them that their wisdom teeth had somehow grown back again and would need to be extracted, possibly multiple times. After extensive interviews Larry recently sold the dental practice he had built over the past 50 years. He told his family that he was glad that he took his time interviewing many and was sure that he had found the perfect person to take over the care of his patients. Larry was cherished. Larry had the most unique ability to light up a room purely with his smile and the mischievous twinkle of his eye. Those who knew Larry loved him. Those who knew Larry also knew to watch him like a hawk when he kept his own scorecard at golf or when playing a hand of cards. His grandchildren quickly learned to frisk him for extra cards if he dared wear long sleeves during a card game with them. Larry was a masterful collector. He loved collecting memorabilia, baseball cards, and stamps. Even greater than his love of stamp collecting was his love of sharing this passion with others. He was so proud of his 100% approval rating on Ebay. So proud, in fact, that he refused to be walked into the ER until we were completely clear on what needed to be mailed out that evening, exactly how to safely package it, and to whom to send it. More than one of his grandchildren have caught the collector bug and they are proud to carry on his legacy. Larry taught his five children how to have a great work ethic, to be entrepreneurial, to be faithful, to be dependable, to enjoy life’s adventures rather than things, to be loving spouses, to be dutiful parents, simply by living all of these by example. Larry was an incredible asset to his community and to those in need. There probably wasn’t a single organization he could say no to, as the list of charities he dutifully donated to was quite extensive. Larry enjoyed donating to local youth sports teams, charities, homes for disadvantaged children, provided free dental care to those who couldn’t afford it, and even participated and heavily funded five mission trips to provide dental care in Brazil, Indonesia, and Honduras through Medical Teams International. Larry was simply a giver and in return he was blessed with life long relationships, partnerships and friendships. In his own words, “I couldn’t fit all of the great friends I have in one room. They simply wouldn’t be able to fit. I have that many. That’s really something.” A Celebration of Larry’s Life was held July 14, 2017. In Lieu of flowers The Van Gordon Family would be honored for you to donate to either of the charities that Larry was very dedicated to: Samaritanpurse.org Brazil Trip, Medicalteams.org Honduras Tri.p


George Harlan Grout passed away on December 31, 2018 in Reno Nevada. He served in the US Army as a SP-4 Specialist 4, E-4 Special Forces Division. A Military Honor Service for George Grout was held Thursday, February 7, 2019 @11:00 am . Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 14 Veterans way, Fernley Nevada, 89408.

Douglas “Doug” McDougal 75, of Newport, died on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Corvallis. He was born April 21, 1943.

In Memoriam Class of 1962

Corrine BERG
Kathleen Margarete BERGER Geist ... January 30, 2021
Timothy BRACY ... 12/19/2014
William BROWN
James (Jim) Michael BUCKNER (O'Connor) ... 2021
Patricia BURNETT
Maureen Dianne BUTLER
Kenneth CAVITT
Dorothy K DAVIS
Kathy DUZAN Moeller ... 2/5/2020
Robert G EDWARDS ... 2/28/2019
Ralph ELLSWORTH ... 4/?/2018
Kenneth GAGLIASSO ... 2/10/2013
Michael Lee GRADY
Karen Louise Wilson HANLEY... September 19, 2022
Terry HARRINGTON ... 7/30/2017
Gary HERTZ  
Matthias KEMENY ... 3/23/2007
Stephen D KERR
David Stanley LOYE
Ernest MARUSKA ... 10/25/2007
Joann C MCDOUGAL Waldenburg ... January 2022
John MILLER ... 10/13/2007
Jan Peter NEWMAN ... 2/8/2020
Judy NORDGARDEN Geiger ... 7/5/2018
William OLSEN
Jack PATTEE II ... December 31, 2011
Eric Phifer ... May 23, 2024
Kenneth RUEDY ... 7/1/2019
Gary SIEGEL ... Before 6/1962
Carol Ann STAHL Bailey Korpinen ... May 23, 2021
Arthur James TODD
Lynn VANDEROEVER Akerman ... 7/12/2023
Mary Ellen VON ALLMEN Anderson ... 9/8/2017
Richard VOSS ... 5/3/2015
Richard WYRICK ... May 2020



Kathleen Berger passed away on January 30, 2021.  She was born on September 24, 1944. With sadness but also great joy, we announce the homegoing of our dear Kathy. Beloved daughter of Dr. Edmund H. and Margarete B. Berger, and Agnes N. Berger, Kathy leaves behind her husband John Geist; daughter Lindsey Geist; grandson Kaden Malm; siblings Richard Berger, Charles Berger, Edmund H. Berger Jr, June Berger and Christine Berger; and first cousin Normajean Berger Hinders; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. A graduate of Wilson High School (1962), University of Oregon (1966) and a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Kathy taught elementary school in Southern California before returning to Oregon in 1968 where she completed a Masters Degree in Education at Portland State University. After graduation, she taught 6th grade in the Beaverton School District for 5 years. Kathy's love of children and their education led her to volunteer with Urban Tour Group which gave guided tours to school children in Portland's Old Town District. She married John Geist in the summer of 1969. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, auntie and friend, Kathy was genuine, positive and kind. She touched so many people's lives in such a caring and loving way. Her beautiful smile radiated the joy within her heart and she shined bright with a spirit of goodness and God's love.


Timothy Ford Bracy died peacefully on December 19, 2014 at the age of 70 from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was born July 8, 1944. Tim was aware of his disease and faced it with valor and care for others until the final weeks of his life. Throughout his life, Tim was the epitome of kindness. In his professional and personal endeavors, he was a mentor and coach who is remembered for his generosity and support and for encouraging others to stretch and grow. Tim was committed to public safety as a respected law enforcement officer, admired as a world traveling cycling enthusiast, an astute investor, a true lover of animals and a caring partner and husband. Tim was a third-generation native of Portland, born to Jack and Marge Bracy, who predeceased him. He attended Multnomah and Markham elementary schools and Woodrow Wilson High School, where he served as student body president and graduated in 1962. Military time in the U.S. Navy came before college and he served with distinction on the submarine Tullibee. His education continued at the University of Portland where in 1976 he earned a bachelor's degree in administrative justice. "T Ford" as he was known in police work, was a lieutenant when he left the Portland Police Bureau after a decade of service. Tim stayed in touch with his high school classmates as a member of the Class of '62 reunion committee, maintained friendships from his Navy days and had enduring bonds with his old police buddies. Public safety, mentoring and coaching were themes throughout his careers with Lifespring, Portland General Electric and the City of Portland. Tim is survived by his wife, Mary Cay Liebig; brothers, Craig Bracy and Dale Bracy; nieces, Lizette Bracy and Nicole Chiravollati-Hammer; nephew, Michael Bracy; and cousins, Beverly Hofshulte and Robert Batdorf. It is difficult to capture the whole of Tim's spirit. He was truly loyal to friends and family and valued his affiliations. He had a generous spirit and was a great storyteller. He was a good man who enriched the lives of many and who will be missed by us all. A memorial service was held January 24, 2015, at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. At a later time, Timothy Ford Bracy will be interred in Willamette National Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211.




James (Jim) Michael Buckner (O"Connor) passed away in Titusville, Florida in 2021. Jim worked of ESCO in NW Portland, later started his own business Buckner Creek Stained Glass. He was survived by his daughters Tracy and Shauna, and his wife Kimberlee. 









Kathleen 'Kathy' Marie (Duzan) Moeller passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 after she was diagnosed with cancer. She was born on November 17, 1944 in McMinnville, Ore., to Ross and Phyllis Duzan, both of whom preceded her in passing. Kathy will be remembered for the smile that never quit and fantastic personality. She is survived by her husband, Joe Bouffiou; sisters, Susan and Molly; brother, Alan; multiple nieces and nephews. Kathy was raised in Portland and attended Wilson High school and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She began her career in Seattle with Kelly Girls Corporate where she met Barbara Jones. Together they began their chocolate company CBM Creative Chocolate in the Fremont District selling novelty chocolates to both businesses and retail. Kathy was a long standing member of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce serving two terms as Chamber President. In 1994 she was awarded The Mayors Small Business Award. After Barbara relocated to California, Kathy became sole owner enjoying several successful years before she sold the business and entered the Real Estate world. She was a very successful and well admired agent meeting many long term friends and clients. In August of 2017 she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent chemo therapy, in December of 2019 it was determined to be untreatable. We were able to celebrate her 75th birthday with a tremendous group of her friends and family that gave her great pleasure, with that ever present smile. There will be a "Celebration of Her Life" later this summer when the weather is warmer (she came to really dislike the cold) at the Ballard Elks Club.


Bob Edwards (Robert Gordon Edwards) class of 1962 passed away on 2/28/19 at a Hospital north of his residence in El Centro, California (on l-8) just north of Mexicali Mexico. Bob had Cardio and Intestinal issues and died of natural cases. He was full of life and fun while at High School. Later worked for his older brothers in the recycling business.


Ralph Danny Ellsworth passed away April 2018.


Kenneth Gagliasso died February 10, 2013, at 69 of ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was born in Portland on Nov. 5, 1943, to Arthur and Clara Georgette (Banks) Gagliasso, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1962. Married Roberta Pfeifer '62, July 16, 1966. Ken is survived by his wife; two sons, Timothy of Springfield and Michael of Harrisburg; and daughter, Patricia of Wasilla, Alaska; three grandchildren, Thomas, Nicholas and Haley; his sister, Julie Lindikoff (Udo) of Portland; a niece and family of West Linn; and a nephew and family of Bend. Celebration of Life was held May 19, 2013 at Diamond Woods Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.



We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend to all.  She left this world on September 19, 2022, at the age of 78. Karen was born January 2, 1945, in Portland, Oregon, to Lauren and Lottie Hanley. Her two sisters, Sue and Carole, followed to complete the family.  Karen graduated from Wilson High School in 1962 and continued her education at Oregon State University, where she made an amazing group of lifelong friends.  Karen married Robert H. Wilson on February 20, 1965.  Karen was a wonderful mother to her two daughters, Melissa, born July 23, 1971, and Lauren, born May 10, 1974.  Karen had a long and successful career, which culminated with her 20+ tenure with Milliman, Inc. as the Office Manager in downtown Portland.  Every room Karen walked into was brightened by her sunny presence.  She always wore an engaging smile and was happy to sit and listen to you, along with a glass of wine. Karen dearly loved her daughters, her precious grandchildren, her family, her golden retrievers, her many dear friends and her home at the beach.  She was a skilled gardener, avid reader, and her creativity spanned from watercolors, to drawing, photography, and decorating.  She loved to create a welcoming home for family and friends, full of seasonal décor and good food. Celebration of Karen’s life at Tualatin Hills Country Club at 9145 SW Tualatin Rd. was held on Friday, October 7th, 2022.  Contributions honoring Karen can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.  


Terry Lee Harrington (born in January 21, 1944) passed away in July 30, 2017. Early school years included both basketball and track at Portland's Wilson High School. Summers were spent fly fishing in Still Creek on Mt. Hood. Terry attended college at the University of Oregon where he became a loyal Duck fan, then finished graduate school at Portland State. He remained a committed donor to both institutions throughout his life. Terry worked for over 30 years as an executive at UPS traveling all over the world. In retirement he made his home in Bend and Wailea, Hawaii where he enjoyed many years of friendship and golf. Terry was a gentle, kind, fun loving man. Those around him were the better for having known him. On July 30, 2017, his heart stopped while hiking back from Spray Falls on Mt. Rainer. He was lovingly cared for by his companion, skilled park rangers, and good Samaritans on the trail.



Gary Hertz passed away (date unknown). He was a very active student at Wilson.  He was in the Pep Band, Show Band, Orchestra (Trumpet), Varsity Track, Gladiators, Trojan Trix, Golf and Ski Int. Clubs.  Gary’s father (Gerhart Hertz) was an excellent Physics, Physical Science and Algebra teacher for many years at Wilson. Gary’s sister (Linda Hertz) also graduated from Wilson, played trumpet in the band and lives in Portland.


Jeff Johnson passed away. Please send us details if you have more information about Jeff's passing.


There will be a "Celebration of Her Life" later when the weather is warmer (she came to really dislike the cold) at the Ballard Elks Club.




Matthias lost his battle against ALS on March 23, 2007, at the age of 64. Matthias was born July 25, 1942, Auxerre, France, of Hungarian Father and German Polish Mother. He was educated as an artist and designer and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Portland State University in 1973. Matthias combined his talents in the arts with his entrepreneurial skills and built his business in the exhibit and display industry to become a very successful enterprise, producing fine and commercial art for more than 40 years. He was never at a loss for ideas and in fact authored several patents, many of which are still in use. In short, he had an unusually strong ability to innovate. Matthias was a world traveler for much of his life, and while on these trips, he sketched ordinary people with pen and ink on table napkins. Some of his work can be found in museums as far away as Pakistan, as well as in his home state, Washington. Late in his life, he culminated his dream of transforming these ordinary line sketches into a catalogue of painted drawings, which he called "Collecting Souls". The original drawings were transformed into bright painted portraits that speak to the commonalty of the human race. The contemporary force and style woven in to the realistic base gave the paintings their unique appealing energy. His art conveyed a simple, yet powerful message of his love for humanity. Matthias was a powerful man in many ways, yet gentle; an intensely focused person who was strongly committed to contributing to a better world in every respect. His intellectual curiosity was remarkable as was his genuine interest on a very deep level with every person he met, which led him to many life-long friendships with diverse people from all over the world. Matthias is survived by his wife, Souk; his brother, Benjamin and his nine-year-old son, Daniel. He found Souk late in his life, and there was no question to those who knew them both, that they were soul mates. He was devoted to his son, Daniel, who will have many of the memories of his father live on through his artwork and other creative endeavors. He will obviously be missed as well by his many friends in the local area and throughout the world. A funeral service was held at Ahavai Shalom in Portland. Those interested in sending a remembrance may donate to the following associations in his memory: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, PSU Foundation, PBS Foundation. Photo.







Ernie Maruska '62 passed away suddenly on October 25, 2007. Ernie was born on January 14, 1944 and was 63 years old. His sister Jo Ann Ausmus (Maruska) '64 states that, "Ernie was an active member of the Thespians WWHS Drama Department. He was also involved in modern dance at school." Our thoughts are with his family.


Joann C McDougal Waldenburg ’62 passed away in January 2022.



John S. Miller passed away on October 13, 2007. He was born on July 5, 1944.



Jan Peter Newman passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Feb. 8, 2020, after an extended battle with lung disease. He fell asleep and slipped away while sharing anecdotes with friends. Jan was born on November 25, 1944. Jan Newman was a lifelong railroad man, proud of his career as a brakeman with Union Pacific Railroad and his service for many years as a union representative. He is survived by his loving son, Kory Cameron; grandson, Logan Yankovsky; brother, Jim; and his treasured cousin, Terry Woloschuk. No public memorial is planned.


Judy Nordgarden Geiger, 73, a resident of Union, WA., died January 5, 2018, in Union. Judy was born in Portland, OR., June 8, 1944. Judy is loved and will be missed.




Jack Wade Pattee Jr passed away on December 31, 2011. A Portland native and born on July 10, 1944, Jack graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1962, and served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. In 1980, he moved to Nevada where he worked in banking for several years before becoming a commercial construction manager and inspector. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack W. Pattee Sr. and Caroline Koerner Pattee. He is survived by his son, Anthony W. Pattee of Las Vegas; brothers, Ted (Mary) Pattee of Oregon City, Rev. David E. Pattee, Kent, Ohio; and his sister, Elizabeth (Bill) Eklund of Lake Oswego. Jack was an avid golfer. He never lost his love for the Oregon Coast. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Christ the King Catholic Community, Las Vegas.



Sandra Phifer sadly informed us that her husband Eric Phifer ’62 passed away on May 23, 2024 from lymphoma.


Kenneth Ruedy (Ken), 75, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, passed away July 1, 2019. Ken was born March 12, 1944 in Portland, Oregon to the late Thelma (ne;e Esdaile) and Robert E. Ruedy. He was especially fond of his Aunt Mabel. Ken was a graduate of the University of Oregon, (Eugene). He was on the forefront of the digital age, working with computers since 1966. He retired as a Senior Analyst from Santee Cooper, Moncks Corner, South Carolina in 2014. He loved traveling to see his family and exploring new adventures both at home and abroad; he was particularly fond of the gorgeous state of Maine and the wonderful fields of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. Ken was a talented artist and enjoyed a wide variety of interests including cooking, serving as President of the Low Country Miata Club, ushering for Spoleto Festival for many years, and his recent passion of working to become a SCBA Certified Master Barbeque Judge. In addition to his loving wife of 23 years, Roseann Cecilia , Ken is lovingly remembered by his sister The Reverend Janice Heglund (Richard) and his children Andrea Ruedy-O'Malley (John) and Msgt. Warren Ruedy (Msgt. Anne Kyle). Grampa Ken is also deeply missed by his grandchildren Grace O'Malley, Mia O'Malley, Oskar Ruedy, Eva Ruedy and very much loved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the First Responder Support Network (www.frsn.org) or a charity of your choice. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.




Gary died before graduation in 1962.


Carol Korpinen passed peacefully at home in Portland, Ore., surrounded by her three children on May 23, 2021. She was born on September 27, 1944. She graced us with a lifetime of love and friendship, for which we are filled with much gratitude. Carol is survived by siblings, Sandra, Karen and Robert; children, Timothy, Torrey, and Christopher; grandchildren, Wyatt, Jack, Maya, Max; and also many cherished friends. Arrangements for a celebration of her life are being planned for this summer. In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to the Audubon Society or a local food bank.





Lynn Ellen Akerman (Vanderoever) was born in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 18, 1944, and passed away unexpectedly from heart disease in Portland, Ore., July 12, 2023. She and her husband, Michael Akerman, were happily married for 55 years. She is also survived by her sons, Christopher, Erik and his wife, Erika; and two beloved granddaughters. Lynn was the middle child of three girls, older sister Mary Ashmun and younger sister Janis Johanns. Lynn graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She met Mike at Portland State College and received her undergraduate and masters degrees from Oregon State University. As an educator, she spent her professional years teaching in multiple math departments, the last 12 years at Westview High School in Beaverton, Ore. She was known to spend long days at school working to improve curriculum and mentoring students. Lynn was a kind, thoughtful, open-hearted person with a ready smile. She will be remembered for her excellent organizational skills. She was always prepared with a clipboard, binder, and a pencil for any task. She served as a dedicated Scout mom, Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club "Most Valiant President," Westview High School water polo "Most Valuable Mom" and volunteer for swimming and track and field meets, and board member at First Immanuel Lutheran Church. After Lynn retired, she read all the books her busy work life had not allowed, belonging to more than one book club at a time. Over the years, she loved spending time with family at the beautiful Oregon coast. Lynn had also become an accomplished baker. She hosted happy hours in the kitchen with the First Immanuel Baking Club, often assisted by her oldest granddaughter. Lynn's service was held Aug. 6, 2023, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1816 N.W. Irving St., Portland OR, 97206. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to First Immanuel Lutheran Church.


Mary Ellen Anderson, 73, of Portland, Oregon, passed away September 8th, 2017. She was born in Portland, Oregon on April 25, 1944 to Walter Henry von Allmen and Frances Louise von Allmen. Mary graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and received a Bachelors in Business from Portland State University. Mary was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family and socializing with her vast networks of friends. Some of her favorite pastimes included gardening, flowers, and animals with a genuine love of the Oregon Coast and Central Oregon. All of her pastimes were shared with family and friends. She loved the holiday season, spending time with family and friends, hosting events always with extensive decorating efforts, earning her the nickname, ‘Mary-Martha.’’ With boundless energy, she also enjoyed baking her favorite dishes, crafting cocktails, and entertaining. Her family and friends are what provided her endless joy and it made no difference if it was through social gatherings, sports, grandkids school, or just simply hanging with all the kids. She loved it all! Much of her time over the last decade was devoted to her number one passion, her family, especially her four grandkids. She also made a special effort to get to know all her children’s friends and their kids too. No one was off limits. She was a staple at grandkids sporting events, school activities, and introduced them to the arts and other unique experiences around Portland. Taking so much joy from this, she was even a surrogate grandma for friends’ children on occasion. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Frances von Allmen. She is survived by her sons, Willie (Sarah) and Brad (Sopie); grandchildren, Paley (9), Sullie (7), Zaack (11) and Viggo (9); brother Dan (Anne); nieces, Kim, and Kirsten, and nephews, Corey (Stephanie) and Brian (Amanda); great nephews & nieces; Atreyu, Bodie, Brooklyn, Parker and EvaBell. The family would like to thank Mary’s entire care team at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center for the incredible care they provided her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation – Heart Institute. A memorial gathering was held on September 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Portland, OR. A reception followed at the Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR 97205.


Richard (Richie) Voss passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the age of 70. He was a gentle man who loved his family, friends, teaching and coaching middle school students, baseball, golf and travel. Richard was born June 5, 1944, in Portland, and led an enviable life. He was drafted out of Wilson High School in 1962 by the New York Yankees and played as a pitcher for several years before joining the U.S. Army Reserve and eventually returning to college, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and master's degree in counseling from Portland State University. Upon his return to college, he met his wife of 46 years, Susan. He was hired by Gresham-Barlow School District and taught eighth grade social studies at Dexter McCarty Middle School and Gordon Russell Middle School for 32 years until his retirement in 2002. Richard held a strong commitment to his students, shaping and challenging their young minds. "Mr. Voss" was well known among his students as a favorite teacher. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, many friends and those fortunate to have been in his life. He is survived by his son, Jimmy; daughter, Rachel; and four grandchildren who think the world of their very own big friendly giant "Poppy."


Richard Arthur Wyrick, 76, died peacefully the evening of his birthday, May 21, 2020, at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Present at his death was his ex-wife, Beverly Davis. Richard was born on May 21, 1944, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the second child of Mary Thomasine (Keene) Wyrick and Arthur Moore Wyrick. His parents’ hometown was Sherman, Texas, but the family moved numerous times across the United States, as Richard’s father managed numerous retail stores in New Mexico, Ohio, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, before returning home to Sherman to retire. Richard graduated from high school in Portland, Oregon. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the honors college of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1972. After working as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Richard took a position as a staff psychologist at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.  He made San Antonio his home and retired in 2017 after 39 years of service to veterans at the VA hospital. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Pappenhagen.  He is survived by a son, David Wyrick, and daughter, Charlotte Wyrick, as well as his nephew, Ronald Pappenhagen, and nieces, Laura Pappenhagen Lazzerini, and Karen Beth Pappenhagen. Richard was a skilled clinician and teacher, widely respected by staff, colleagues and patients for his insights and dedication to his work and the profession of clinical psychology. He was one of the original members of the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and a longtime regular participant in the monthly reading group. He contributed to the reading group’s discussions with wit, warmth, originality and compassion.  He is remembered fondly, with great affection and respect, by many former patients, colleagues and fri

Andyke, Richard
Ardrey, Terry Kay ... 07/27/1960 drowning accident
Bazzoli, Virginia Johnston
Bay, John ... August 2021
Benward, Roy
Berland, Steve
Blackstone Voss, Sandra 2019
Dean, Phil
Doan, Deanna Thomas
Driesen, Jacob
Dunlap, Richard 02-03-2022
Edwards, Ken
Erbes, Dennis
Fitch, Mary Lou Brown
Fix, Patricia McNamara
Giannini, John Paul  - January 21, 2018
Greeley, Maren Ferguson
Herr, Sam
Hoff, Lawrence
Hunter, Andrew
Jones, Mary Lou
Kane, Clifford
Kearns, Judy
Kearns, Kathy
Keller, Paula - 2017
Kelty, Jane Ford
Kraig, Carol Kienow
Lappi, Dave
Lee, Roland
Lindsay Torgerson, Alice
Lowell, Arthur
Lucas, Jim
Lundquist, Rod
Malek, Marcia Policar
Marshall, Jennifer
Martin, Gary
Mc Cormick, Susan Young
Meaney, Tom ... Oct 22, 2023
Monroe, Don
Park, Dan
Ploghoft, Sharon Collins
Price, Douglas
Ransom, Michael ... May 2023
Raz, Suzanne Neu
Renwick, Donna Kucera
Roberts, Carolyn
Sandberg, Edward
Sargent, Sue
Sharp, Barry
Sheasgreen, Gary – April 14, 2018
Shiflett, Forrest (Frank) - June 5, 2020
Tibbot, Ted
Trapp, Gordon  - Dec. 23, 2017
Tucker, Tom
Walter, Judy Dayton
Walters, Mark
Web, Ken
Werner Buff, Penny 2021
Wiesner, Diane Janet
Williamson, Carol Rudy
Witty, Sharon Farley
Woodard, Samuel


Art passed away this year (2023) from heart failure on November 8, 2023. He had a long bout with dementia. He was 77 years old. His happiest time was spent raising goats, llamas, and live stock guardian dogs on a gentleman's farm in Newberg Oregon.


Tom Meaney, 78 passed away on October 22, 2023.  He lived in White Salmon, Washington and was the eldest of Ruth and Edward Meaney’s three sons. Tom grew up in Portland, Oregon. He attended All Saints Elementary and Jesuit High School. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1963. Immediately after high school graduation, Tom joined the Marine Corps as his father had done before him. He thought since the base was at Camp Pendleton, he would be able to go surfing. Unfortunately, he didn’t learn to surf. Instead, he did two tours of duty to Southeast Asia, serving in Vietnam. He remembered these days in Vietnam every day for the rest of his life. After an honorable discharge from the Marines, Tom enrolled at Portland State University as a political science major, and, at about the same time, he opened Tom’s Rugs, an Oriental rug store in Sellwood.  After a few years in the rug business, he sold the store to a friend, became a part-time house painter, and joined Mt. Park Racquet Club. The tennis club became his second home for the next twenty-five years. Tom was a natural athlete. He played tennis, racquetball and squash and was always available for a cocktail after a match He met Rae Carey while playing tennis at Mt. Park. They married in 1990 and in 2000 they moved to White Salmon. During these years he enjoyed many holidays in Hawaii where he, finally, went surfing.  Tom will be remembered for how much he enjoyed talking to people and for the unlimited number of stories he had to tell. He was kind and generous, and he loved animals, especially all of the wildlife that visited his house in the country. Tom died soon after being diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Ed Meaney. He is survived by Rae Meaney, brother Phil Meaney, sisters-in-law Liz and Chris Meaney, his cousins Charles, Delores, John, and Mary-Kay, and a few life-long friends. There will be a burial service at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon November 2, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Rowena Wildlife Clinic 6900 Highway 30WThe Dalles, OR 97058 (rowenawildlifeclinic.org).


Michael Allen Ransom passed away unexpectedly May 21, 2023, in Clackamas, Ore. He was born March 24, 1945 in Corvallis, Ore., to parents Donald Dewayne Ransom and Mildred Lilly Ransom. The family lived primarily in southwest Portland with Mike attending Wilson High School. A knee injury took him away from football, but he did play Little League, Babe Ruth baseball, Golden ball and he was a proud Eagle Scout. He played golf but never quite achieved his goals. Mike was a lifelong Oregon State Beaver fan and held season tickets and tailgated for some years. Mike worked his way through Portland State University and in 1971 he married Carol Ann Gibson. They settled in the Milwaukie/Clackamas area and were married almost 52 years. Mike had a successful 40-year career in the electrical manufacturing industry and retired in 2013. He was honored to have been named 1996 National Salesman of the year. Mike enjoyed traveling and was very proud of his 1956 red Thunderbird. He enjoyed participating in local car shows and won multiple awards. Mike is survived by his wife, Carol Gibson Ransom; son, Scott Ransom; daughter, Michelle Ransom Berry (Jeff Berry); son, Mark Ransom (Heather Nyseth); Mike's treasured grandchildren, Jadyn, Kaitlyn and Grayson Berry and Maya, Braden and Mason Ransom; and great-granddaughter, Camryn Berry. He is also survived by his sister, Patti (Ransom) Waitman-Ingebretsen '61; and cousins, nieces, and nephews. The graveside service at Riverview Cemetery has been held.


Sandra Voss Blackstone was born May 2, 1945 and passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Centralia, Washington.


Terrie Kay Ardrey passed away on July 7, 1960. She died in a drowning accident in the summer after her freshman year. There is an in memoriam page for her in the next year book., Troyan ‘61, page 165. In the Troyan ‘60, she is on page 104 as a freshman in the class of ‘63.

Richard Dunlap passed away on February 3, 2022 of natural causes. He was surrounded by family. Richard was born on July 25, 1945 in Portland, Ore., and graduated from Wilson High. He then went on to Oregon Tech., and became a Highway/Safety Engineer. Richard married Beverly Losinger and had three children, Shawna, Ryan, Cory; and six grandchildren. He had a 50 year career as a Safety Inspector. He loved serving God in praying and feeding people. In 2019 he had a book published Keys to the Kingdom Revealed. He was loved by all! Celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m., July 25, 2022, at West Side Vineyard, 5656 S.W. Humphrey Blvd., Portland, OR 97221.


Forrest (Frank) Shiflett passed away on June 5, 2020. First photo is of Frank in 1963 Troyan yearbook. The second photo is of Frank and Doug Hansen in the 1963 Troyan yearbook.

John Bay passed away in August, 2021.  He is survived by his brother Bob Bay ’64 and sister-in-law Maryanne Bay (Ivy) ’64.  His brother Fred Bay ’60 passed away on May 9, 2021.


Alice Torgerson Lindsay passed away May 4, 2021. She was born to Edward Fritchoff Torgerson Jr and Hazel Ray (Plummer) Torgerson, on June 2, 1945 in Corvallis, Oregon. She was raised in a house on Martha Street in SW Portland along with her two brothers and two sisters, Kay, Erik, James (J.V), and Ruth. A 1963 graduate of Wilson High School, she was elected May Queen her Senior year. A 1967 graduate of Oregon State University, she made the Dean’s List majoring in Home Economics and Child Development. At OSU, she lived in the Heather Rae House, named in part for her mother and was President of the House her senior year. Alice volunteered at an Easter Seal summer camp for disabled children and worked for a local family during her summers home. She joined Campus Crusade for Christ at OSU worked for CCC after graduation that relocated her to Los Angeles where she met Bill Lindsay. They married in 1969 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR. They lived in a house in Pacific Palisades, CA. They had four children Jon, Liz, Dave, and Debbie. Alice was strong for God and for her family. Alice volunteered her time as a Docent at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Alice’s family attended Calvary Church where she eventually became a Pre-school teacher at the affiliated Calvary Christian School for roughly 20 years. In 2010, Alice moved to Jacksonville, Florida to be closer to family. She lived with her daughter Debbie, son-in-law Dennis, and two spirited granddaughters, Collins and Adelyn. Alice volunteered at her granddaughters’ school and their church.  Every year for her birthday, Alice would book a hotel room on the beach to celebrate with friends and family, waking up early to watch the sunrise. She enjoyed reading and playing cards, and attending plays and baseball games with friends. She was very close to her brothers and sisters and kept in touch with many life-long friends.
She was in a leadership role in a Bible Study Fellowship Women’s Group for 7 years. She was a smiling and familiar face for all. Everyone knew Alice and to know her was to love her. She will be remembered as a powerful prayer warrior with a great sense of humor, genuine, kind, and giving, with a heart of gold. Alice Torgerson Lindsay went to walk hand in hand with Jesus May 4, 2021 at the age of 75 in Jacksonville, FL. She is survived by her four children, two brothers, two sisters, and many grandchildren. The family is planning a zoom celebration of life service for her on what would have been her 76th Birthday on Wednesday, June 2nd at 8PM Eastern. To receive the zoom meeting notice and to share memories please email Alice’s brother, JV Torgerson: torgerJV@gmail.com.  A service will be held August 1, 2021 in Portland, Oregon at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.


Penny Buff Werner passed away in the early morning of Feb. 14, 2021, Valentine's Day. She died peacefully at home with her husband Eric, daughter Cathy Wright, and son Jake Buff at her side. Penny was a lifelong Portlander. Born in June 1, 1945, she grew up in the Irvington neighborhood and later in Hillsdale where she attended Wilson High School, '63. She married and had two kids, but divorced when they were very young and raised them on her own. She was a fun mom with a sharp sense of humor. But she instilled in her children a strong sense of personal responsibility and self-reliance, always encouraging her kids to figure things out with her parenting mantra, "stop and think." She married Eric in 1987. They built a house in the Brooklyn Neighborhood in 1993, where they lived together until her death. Penny loved throwing parties. She jumped at the chance to host birthdays, Christmas, any excuse to invite people over and feed them stiff drinks and rich food. Once Eric retired in 2015, Penny and he got the travel bug. After six decades of modest trips, she and Eric went on several international river tours over the last several years, with six trips to Europe and even to China to cruise the Yangtze. Penny was an avid crafter. Over the last 25 years she's knitted sweaters and crocheted dozens of afghans with every extended family member having at least one, and many of us several. Penny was influential to all whose lives she touched. Her kindness, knowledge of history, and love of old films touched us all. She was a generous woman who loved to lavish thoughtful gifts on all her relatives. On brand for her dark and sometimes irreverent sense of humor, her final words were, "What the hell was that all about?" She is and will be greatly missed. She also leaves behind sister, Ann Hollyfield (Mark); brother, James Sexson (Joan); daughter-in-law, Jennifer Huss; and grandchildren, Nick Wright and Eva and Madeline Huss. Donation suggestion - Meals on Wheels or a charity of your choice.


Diane Janet Wiesner (Saari) died peacefully Oct. 29, 2020 in hospice, at the age of 74, after a courageous 10-year journey with Alzheimer's. Diane was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Portland to Arnold Saari and Jean Porter Mitchel. As a native of Portland, she graduated from Wilson High School in 1963, and attended the University of Oregon. Diane made a positive impact on everyone she encountered. She was dedicated to Portland Public Schools for the majority of her career, with several years at Clark Elementary and then at the District Office, supporting the Superintendent. Following her retirement from PPS, she spent several years at Providence Health Services, as an assistant to the head of cancer clinical research. Diane is survived by her daughter, Erin Wiesner Kent (Troy), of Aurora, Ore; sons, William "Bill" Wiesner of Portland and Jason Halverson (Angela) of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Steven A. Saari (Kathi) of Gresham, Ore. Due to COVID considerations, Diane's celebration of life will be postponed until Spring 2021, when we can all safely gather outside to properly remember our cherished mother, sister, aunt, friend and colleague. We look forward to sharing memories of Diane's overall zest for life, laughter, travel, and her irresistible moxie. All are welcome to attend, with more information to follow as a date approaches.
From the family, thank you all for the overwhelming and continued outpouring of love and compassion. Your cards, messages, contributions and shared memories have moved us beyond imagine, and provided us with an incredible sense of support. We are profoundly grateful. We are also fortunate to have mom's brain tissue with the OHSU Brain Bank to further the research of Alzheimer's and other dementias. If you wish to donate, you can do so at the following link: https://www.ohsu.edu/foundation. Scroll down to "Make A Gift" which will lead to "Please select an area of giving. "If you click on "Other Area" at the bottom of that pull-down menu, you can stipulate the Brain Bank and then include the name of the person you wish to be memorialized. Alzheimer's Association is another wonderful option.

Benjamin Kemeny passed away in Oregon on October 24, 2012 at the age of 69. He was born September 30, 1943.Photo 1; Photo 2

Gary Martin '63 passed away on March 3, 2011.  He blessed the Cider Mill Restaurant down the street from Wilson for over 33 years as head bartender until his retirement in October 2010. Gary played football, ran cross country and track while at Wilson and was named Wilson's "Boy of the Month" in November, 1962. "Gary's passion for life, his patrons and his extended family at the Cider Mill will not be forgotten.......Gary Martin was an honest man," adds Toby Harris '89 (owner of Cider Mill Restaurant).  There was a memorial wake service for Gary on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Cider Mill Lounge, 6712 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon.  Click here to read more about Gary.

MaryLou (Fitch) Brown '63 passed away peacefully on May 2nd in her Portland home with her family by her side. She was born on November 6, 1945. She attended Wilson high school, PSU, and PCC, which led her to a lifelong career as a legal secretary at several prestigious Portland law firms. On December 27, 1966, she married Steven Brown after meeting on a blind date. Their first daughter, Lisa, arrived in 1967, followed by Kirsten in 1969. Those who knew MaryLou remember her as a strong, intelligent woman and a loyal and loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. Her love of travel (New England, the British Isles, the Oregon coast, and Sunriver held special places in her heart), cooking and baking (her fudge and fondue were beyond compare), and her passion for the holidays (she left nothing undecorated) will remain in our memories forever. MaryLou was an outgoing and popular woman with a wide circle of friends. They found a caring and trusted confidant on whom they could depend for anything. While she loved her friends, it was her family she treasured most: her beloved husband, Steven; her daughters, Lisa '85 and Kirsten '87 and their spouses, Sam and Gary; and her cherished grandsons, Andrew, Malcolm, and Cameron. MaryLou also remained very close to her three brothers, Jim, Mike and Tom, and especially with her sister, Judy, who brought her great joy and support when she needed it most.

Susan Sargent passed away on November 29, 2015 at the age of 70. She was born on September 8, 1945 in Portland to Ernest and Peggy Sargent, and was a graduate of Wilson High School and Portland State University. She is survived by her spouse, Henry Lea Ball; and children, Serenity Madrone, Joseph Ball and Andrew Ball. A celebration of her life was held Dec. 20, 2015, at WineUp on Williams, 3037 N. Williams Ave., Portland. A memorial gift may be made to Meals on Wheels in lieu of flowers.


Jane Clare Kelty Ford passed away on December 26, 2009. She was born May 13, 1945, in Salem, to John and Mary Jane (Becky) Kelty. Raised in Southwest Portland, Jane attended St. Thomas More School and Wilson High School. The eldest of Five, Jane’s siblings include Chris Kelty, the late John Kelty, Patrick Kelty and Mike Kelty. Jane was awarded her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University inf 1970 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Jane most recently was a tax consultant in Portland. Her passion and devotion was her family. She was also an excellent cook who loved entertaining. Survivors include her husband, Mike Ford (Portland); mother, Becky Kelty (Tigard); three sons and their families, Matt, Tami and Madison Mayhew (Beaverton); Greg, Meghan and Elinor Mayhew (Durham, N.C.); and Steve Mayhew (Portland); two stepdaughters and their families, Kelly Ford (Long Beach, Calif.); and Shannon, Jason, Raylee and Kai Miniken (Friday Harbor, Wash.). A service was held December 29, 2009 in St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Portland. Memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Sharon Lee Collins passed away on October 27, 2016 at the age of 71. She was born on June 4, 1945 at Ft. Benning, GA to Harry & Alice Ploghoft. She graduated from Wilson HS in Portland in 1963 then attended OSU, Marylhurst, and PSU. Sharon worked as a Manufacturing Manager at Tektronix for 31 years then as a Paraprofessional for the Hillsboro School District for 19 years. She was an avid crafter and active with several local quilters' guilds. Sharon is survived by her two daughters Jennifer Collins and Deborah Bonebrake, her brother Michael Ploghoft and sister Vicki Sherwood. Funeral services were held on November 12, 2016 at Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in NW Portland.


Jacob “Jack” Driesen passed away on November 6, 2016. He was 70 years old. He was born on November 28, 1945 and is survived by his sister Debbie Caldwell (Lance) ‘65, niece Paula Johanna Reed, nephew Judah Samuel Garfinkle (Alison), and five great nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Jack was held at 2:30 PM on November 13, 2016 in Landau Chapel at Beth Israel Cemetery. Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to Congregation Beth Israel.

Gordon A. Trapp passed away on December 23, 2017. He was born February 26, 1945. Gordon lived a life full of blessings, loving family, great opportunities, exemplary hard work, quality friendships and the willingness to help others. Gordon loved his family, enjoyed the great outdoors and constructed everything from family homes and farms to commercial structures during his lifetime. He had skills and talents that others valued and was always willing to help others. During his last years, Gordon valued family and friends more than anything else and successfully mentored others in their construction projects. He was nearing completion on his final house project when he died peacefully Dec. 23, 2017. Gordon is survived by his devoted wife; his two loving children; two grandchildren he adored; one sister; and two brothers. Gordon was preceded in death by his loving parents, Gordon E. Trapp (2009) and Margaret M. Trapp (2014). Please contact David for the details of the upcoming memorial at (503) 501-6820.

John Paul Giannini, Jr. passed away January 21, 2018. He was born November 25, 1944 to John Paul. Giannini, Sr. and Margaret Ienza Edward. and lived most of his life in the Portland area and moved to Jefferson, in 2014. John served in the Army from 1963 to 1966. He is survived by his wife, Karen Seaquist; and his sister, Judith Nichols. A funeral service was held January 30, 2018, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home. He was interred at the Willamette National Cemetery.

Phil Dean passed away May 15, 2019 due to a year long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Phil was a Vietnam Veteran and retired from Tualatin Valley Fire in 1998, helping to form their Technical Rescue Team. Phil climbed all the NW peaks and in 1974 organized a month long expedition to summit Mt. McKinley's difficult South Route. He is survived by his wife Linda Lewis-Dean.

1964 ... There is a fairly complete listing in the Class of 1964 Facebook Group
which is named:  Woodrow Wilson 1964

The daughter of John Earls (class of ‘64) informed us that he passed away on June 1, 2024. 

Barry Steel passed away on June 8, 2023. He and his wife, Jeanne Steele '64 were married for 39 years.


Dianne Jean Woodson, 77, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on February 12, 2023. Dianne was born on January 31, 1946 in Hood River, Oregon to parents Orville John Loeffel and Juanita Jean Loeffel. Dianne was a devoted wife, loving mom and mimi, and loyal friend. She was a hard worker and retired from Power & Communication Sales in 2020. Dianne loved to read and sit on the porch admiring her plants and flowers. She was honest, kind, and loved others well. Dianne battled cancer for almost two years with grace and a smile on her face. Dianne is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard (Ric) William Woodson. She is survived by her brother Charles Loeffel '67 of Hillsboro, Oregon, her son Darin Cline of Atlanta, Georgia, her daughter and son-in-law Cori & Eddie Kozak, her two grandsons Evan & Carter Kozak of Marietta, Georgia, her beloved dog Fletcher and extended family and friends.


Sally K Shepherd, age 76, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Sally was born May 1, 1946. Her sister, Jean Shepherd ’71, says, “She was many things:  a decades-long medical technologist who ran hospital and outside blood labs; a perennial seeker of love and truth; a lover of motorcycles and all animals, wild and domestic, but especially cats; a mother; and again, my sister. She was spontaneous and outrageous; she lived out loud.  Even as her body began to fail over the last few years, she dreamed of trips and projects to be. Now she lives in a pain-free, healthy body capable of graceful arabesques, dancing in the stars, in the communion of saints. Her sister, Susie Shepherd ’67, reminds us that “Sally was the first girl to take electronics at Wilson." Photo above shows Sally as an elegant mother-of-the bride in 2010.


Karen Moore Logan of Hermiston, Oregon died, March 13th, 2012, surrounded by loved ones in the home she adored. Born September 28, 1946 in Santa Barbara, California Karen was the second of eight children born to William and Irene Moore. The majority of her childhood was spent in Northern California where she and her siblings regularly wreaked havoc on the neighborhood. Growing up in the Moore household came with its own set of challenges but from those circumstances Karen cultivated the key traits that would serve as the cornerstones of her character; resilience, cleverness, loyalty, creativity, curiosity, bravery, faith and the ability to find humor in any situation. Karen moved to Oregon with her family when she was 18-years-old and enrolled at Portland State University where she received a degree in education while simultaneously working three jobs. Shortly thereafter, Karen met and married Dennis Logan and they moved to Hermiston, Oregon. Being a mother came naturally to Karen and she flourished in the role, providing constant love, guidance, support and as always her sense of humor to her children. Family was the foundation of what made Karen who she was and she cherished being a part of a large, loving collection of characters that included both the Moore and Logan clans. Karen loved being a part of the community of Hermiston where she was an active and engaged resident for more than 40 years. As an educator, Karen was a natural. Whether she was toting around prints of Rembrandt and Van Gogh from school to school to teach "Renaissance in the Schools", helping build the Junior Great Books program, cheerleading "Battle of the Books", leading a TAG Olympics of the Mind team or serving as the President of the School Board, Karen believed in opening the world to children and fostering an appreciation for creativity, art and beauty. Karen thrived on exercise and being physical and she loved a contest. Nowhere was her competitive nature more on display than on the tennis court. Karen loved playing tennis, whether it was her standard backyard tennis match or with her teammates in the Tri-Cities. And she loved a good debate. With the much-maligned "24-hour news cycle" on 24 hours a day in her home, and a stack of books, newspapers and current periodicals always by her bed, Karen was always ready to engage and opine on the political issues of the day. Aside from being an extraordinary mother, there was no greater gift she possessed, and none she was more proud of, than being a world-class grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and loved relaying the most recent story about each one; she and Karlie making the guinea hen’s dance while cooking dinner, Lillie shouting "Grandma!" with her arms spread wide open and a smile of exhilaration on her face or Jack shouting the word, "ball" and tossing golf balls all over her kitchen floor. Karen was a joiner. She belonged to Junior Women’s Club where she built lifelong friendships. Karen was a proud and devoted member of the Desert Arts Council and ferociously championed what she considered the most important arts program in Hermiston: the Missoula Children’s Theater. She was committed to Altrusa and was known to go above and beyond to make the annual auction as successful - and delicious - as possible. As a charter member of the local League of Women’s Voters, Karen was proud to be a part of a group of women committed to furthering human rights for all individuals. And she loved her Book Club where she was always enthusiastic to talk about the book, even if she was reading something else at the time. Karen was quick to laugh, had an easy wit and never met a person she couldn’t charm. She is survived by her children, Bryce Logan, Kara Berlin, Scott Logan and Lisa Hanna as well as their spouses, Hollie Logan, Richard Berlin and Joe Hanna; grandchildren Karlie Logan, Lillian Logan and Jack Thompson; ex-husband Dennis Logan; siblings Carol Moore, Jeffrey Moore '71, Irene Moore, Christina Moore, Kimberly Moore and David Moore as well as dozens of nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Irene Moore, brother, Shawn Moore '72 (passed away in 2005) and grandson, Gabriel Hanna. The family would like to thank everyone for the extraordinary outpouring of love and support for Karen. Your friendship meant the world to her. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston, Oregon at 12:00pm on Saturday, March 17th, 2012. A memorial service followed at the Hermiston Community Center. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation in Karen’s honor to the Desert Arts Council, Altrusa or the League of Women Voters.


Karen Marie Masterson, age 75, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Karen was born September 27, 1946.


Jack Duncan died Saturday, March 27, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Seattle Washington on November 23, 1946, Jack was raised in Portland, Oregon by his parents Jack and Margaret Duncan in a family that included one older sister and three younger brothers. He first attended Hayhurst Grade school and then in 1956 the family moved to the community of Maplewood, where they would remain. In 1964 Jack graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. With the war in Vietnam escalating he was soon drafted into the U.S. Army. It is there Jack would become a military hero, receiving two purple hearts and a bronze star. On two different occasions he was wounded, leaving him with scars that coincidently were in the same locations as his father had received as a war hero in World War II on the European front. Jack was very modest about his heroism, but very proud to have served. He attended annual Vietnam veterans reunions, and displayed his veteran status on his license plates. After his military service Jack returned to academics where he attended Portland Community College, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College. While at Portland State he played baseball for the famous coach Roy Love. It was at Lewis and Clark that Jack earned his Master of Arts in Teaching. After graduating Jack would apply his teaching degree and Spanish language skills by taking his young family on a year-long teaching assignment to Costa Rica. This would prove to be an adventure that included pitching for a baseball team in the Costa Rican national baseball league. This is where he earned the nickname “Brazo de Fuego” which translates to Arm of Fire. He and his family would meet fascinating people and have many amazing adventures. Jack would return to the US in 1973 where he would take a job at the Safeway Warehouse in Clackamas. A loyal employee, he enjoyed a long career and would retire 29 years later. Here he built a special rapport with the Spanish speaking workers with whom there was a deep sense of mutual respect. Something truly great happened to Jack during his college days: it was at Portland Community College that he met the love of his life, Chris Suni. They were married in 1971. After the assignment in Costa Rica Jack and Chris settled in Gladstone, Oregon to raise a family of three boys. Chris became very active in the Lutheran Church, and Jack had a real passion for his hobbies. He dedicated himself these hobbies more or less one decade at a time. First it was softball, then fishing, then long distant running, completing marathons in Portland and Boston. Later he would play baseball on multiple senior leagues simultaneously. His last dedicated endeavor was golf, where he played nearly every single day, mainly in the men’s league at Stone Creek and as a member at the Willamette Valley Country Club. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Margaret, and his brother Paul Duncan ‘72. He is survived by his wife Chris, sons Jack III of Canby, Ken (Kala) of Colton, Jesse (Andrea) of Silverton, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Kathy '63 (Dan) of Garberville, California, and his brothers Dave ‘69 (Cathie) of Portland, Oregon and Jeff '74 (Susan) of Topsham, Maine.

Byron George "Barney" Keep died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 of congestive heart failure as he was surrounded by his immediate family. Barney was born in Portland on September 10, 1946, attended Hosford Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson High School. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and joined the USMC retiring after five years as a Captain. He later earned a Master's degree from Portland State University and worked for 33 years at the Bonneville Power Administration retiring as Rates Manager. During his tenure with BPA he played on their slo-pitch team and golfed with fellow retirees. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen Mercer Keep; daughter, Jenny Little (Peter); grandchildren, Lucy and Theo of Providence, R.I.; daughter, Leslie Stoddard (Josh); granddaughter, Natalie of Scappoose, Ore.; and son, Nate Ewen (Kate); grandchildren, Jack and Reagan of Bend, Ore. Barney will be buried in Willamette National Cemetery Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held later this year.


Christine D. "Chris" Calkins passed away peacefully Aug. 28, 2020, at her home in Beaverton, surrounded by her family after a courageous one-year battle with recurrent kidney cancer. Chris was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Oakland, Calif., to Jane and Henry Allison, and moved with the family to Portland in 1948. She graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University, becoming a first-grade teacher for Portland Public Schools in 1968. After raising her children, she returned to the school district as a teachers' aide, and later worked for Weight Watchers in Medford, where she lived for 15 years. Chris enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting, walking, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling with her husband of 49 years, Robert Calkins. Christine is survived by her husband; her two sons, Joshua Calkins (Becca) and Brice Calkins (Lauren); five grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers. Chris will be remembered as a friendly and loving person who had many friends and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. An extended family gathering and celebration of life will be held in the near future. The family suggests donations to the OHSU Foundation research as a remembrance.

Joanne Ellen Yeager passed away September 17, 2019 at the age of 73 after battling cancer for many years. She lived in Seattle.


We remember Susan Lee Laspa (Kennedy Schuler) of the Wilson Class of 1964 who died in the Islamist terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, September 11th 2001. Rest in Peace, Susan. Learn more here.

Tamara Lee Helm (Alsman) died May 24, 2006 of a heart attack at age 60. Tamara Lee Alsman was born May 11, 1946, in Portland. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1964 and lived in Tigard before moving to Tualatin in 2000. She was a loan officer for Lending Resource Corporation. Survivors include her mother, Ramona Alsman; and sister, Mona R. Edwards. Remembrances to the Oregon Humane Society.

Wilson classmate Paul H. Fritzler born in Portland on July 2, 1946 passed away May 9, 2008. He died of complications from chemotherapy which he was taking for a rare terminal cancer. He leaves behind Candace Fritzler, his grieving wife and best friend, his son Mark who is married with two children Jocelyn age 8 and Elizabeth age 6. He also has a daughter Leslie who works full time and is attending the University of Washington. He also leaves behind two adult married step-children with four step-grandchildren that loved him dearly. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1973 and went on to a distinguished career with Eaton/Cutler Hammer Corp. for over 30 years. In addition, he also belonged to many other professional organizations in the electrical engineering field. Paul was working full time at the time of his death for the Eaton Corporation as a Professional Engineer. He had a famous saying that he was "Strong Like Bull" though Candace always told him he was "Full of Bull", that was an on-going joke with everyone that knew him and loved him. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix, make or create. He was tireless in helping others, no matter what it took. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1973 and went on to a distinguished career with Eaton/Cutler Hammer Corp. for over 30 years. In addition, he also belonged to many other professional organizations in the electrical engineering field. Paul, also known as "Poppy", had a tremendous love for his family and friends. He was full of spirit and selflessness, always willing to help others. His sense of humor was never ending and was always the life of the party. Paul had a passion for boating, cars, SCUBA diving, travel and UW football. Paul is also survived by his older brother Tom and his wife Diane, and his mother Nan, who is still alive and doing well living independently at the age of 92.

Ruth Voegtlin (Henderson) died July 26, 2006, of breast cancer at age 60. Ruth Henderson was born Feb. 9, 1946, in Portland, where she lived all her life. She graduated from Wilson High School and Portland Community College and was a registered nurse for Providence St. Vincent Home Health for the past six years. In 1989, she married Richard D. "Dave." Survivors include her husband. Remembrances to Providence ElderPlace.

Edward Kahn passed away on April 9, 2009 at the age of 62 in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Portland on November 8, 1946. Edward attended both Capitol Hill Grade School and St. Clare's Catholic Grade School, located in the same area of SW Portland before heading off to Wilson High. Edward is survived by his brother James (Jim) M. Kahn who was born February 4, 1950. Jim attended Wilson his freshman and sophomore years and then transferred to Jackson High School where he graduated in 1968. Jim currently lives in Lake Chapala, Mexico...on an extended vacation! Their dad (William M.) died on February 5, 2004...in Seal Rock, Oregon. Their mom (Mary E.) died on July 23, 2009...in Seal Rock, Oregon. According to Jim, Ed spent most of his life, trying to overcome his battles with mental illness. He was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic and also suffered from a mild form of epilepsy. Although medication helped to ease much of the pain throughout his life, both physical and mental ...bouts with unexpected seizures and blackouts increased in his mid to late 50s and finally caught up with him during the first week of April of 2009. He died as a result of one of these attacks. He simply blacked out and never fully regained consciousness. His doctors said that his brain simply "switched off" and he died, as far as the doctors could tell, without any pain. His body was cremated, and his family scattered his ashes, as he had always requested, in the Pacific, just south of Seal Rock, Oregon.

David D. Rhine passed away in April 2007. He was born in 1946 and grew up in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School and attended Portland State University. He worked mostly as a salesman although he took over Columbia Copy Company when his father retired. He married and had two sons whom he dearly loved. He loved to ski, dirt bike and hike with them. He spent his last few years in Guatemala until he returned home in February and was diagnosed with lung cancer. He leaves behind his father, Dale D Rhine Sr.; sons, Matt Rhine of Portland and Michael who disappeared in Guatemala in 2003; sister, Elaine Tanzer; brother-in-law, Jake Tanzer; and ex-wife, Margaret Rhine. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gussie Rhine, who died in 1990.

Sally Jo Kennedy Sheedy passed away on October 4, 2005 at age 59. Sally Jo Sheedy was born May 15, 1946, in Portland. She graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University. She was a housing services specialist for the General Services Administration, and a self-employed stamp artist. Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Sheedy; and her aunts, uncles and cousins. Remembrances to the Cat Adoption Team.

After a nine-month battle with esophageal cancer, Ken passed away on December 10, 2006. Ken Gillaspie was a founding partner of Security First Advisors and an active member of the Money Quotient community of life-centered, values-based, financial planning professionals. He was an accomplished jazz musician. Ken was born on November 8, 1946 and lived most of his life in Portland. After Wilson HS, Ken attended Portland State University and the University of Portland. His undergraduate work was in business, psychology, and education; and he earned a master's degree in music. He taught music for many years and counted many of his former students as friends. As a local jazz musician, Ken was often spotted in the Portland area playing trumpet and flugalhorn at public and private functions. Ken also served in the Army as a medic and trumpet player during the Vietnam War. Ken taught music for several years. Ken is survived by his wife Peggy and their two sons, Christopher and David.

Wilson classmate Ben Butzien '64 passed away from liver cancer on December 26, 2006. He was married to Karen Perkins-Butzien for 35 years. Ben will be missed by his classmates.

George Stevens '64 was born on November 15, 1946 in Berkeley and died December 3, 2009 in San Francisco. He died at his beloved Maitri where he has volunteered since 1988. He is grieved by a community as diverse and colorful as he and we thank him for his generosity and love. George was called to action from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in 1981. He joined the Zen Hospice Project in its early stages which became Maitri Hospice. He was an integral member of the institution's growth and evolution from the beginning. He showed up. He never left. He leaves us with many gifts -- the gift of Maitri, which he helped shape and protect. And the gift of modeling compassionate friendship - from the inside out. As he began to fight his own battle with a rare sarcoma he made the illness into a communal experience sharing his medical news, acknowledging fear, anger, and regrets along with his profound love of beauty and culture through his blog. We would have wished for more time with George. We are grateful that he showed us what courage looks like and how to exemplify the gift of presence. In the end, he died peacefully, surrounded by love and compassion from friends near and far. "I have trusted that my life was guided with purpose and intention. Fundamentally, I have felt well used in my life and San Francisco was the container for my work. Gratitude doesn't begin to describe how much I love and appreciate this City." The memorial for George Stevens will be held February 14, 2009 beginning at 3pm followed by a reception until 5pm at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street at 16th in San Francisco. A Wilson classmate, Edre Lee Berry '62 recalls that George graduated from the University of Oregon and spent one year in Pavia, Italy; before that, he spent three months as an exchange student in Mexico and Jose Tapete spent three months later with the Stevens' family. George was artistically inclined from grade school days; later on, he also became very proficient in computer technology and lived quite a few years in San Francisco. He was definitely a great fan of the San Francisco Opera. George is survived by his sister, Elizabeth "Betsy" Stevens Howe '69 and his 92 year old father, George Stevens. His mother, Ruth Stevens, passed away on March 1, 2009 at the age of 91. According to Betsy, during the summer, between his Sophomore and Junior years, George went to Mexico City to live with a family and attend classes. "He learned to speak fluent Spanish and gained a love for travel. George stayed in touch with several high school friends, including Miss Leonora Guinazzo, his Spanish teacher. In August, 2009, George attended a gathering of 1964 WWHS grads held in Multnomah Village. It was his last visit to Portland and a wonderful opportunity to say good bye to many friends."

John Carter passed '64 away unexpectedly on February 16, 2010. He was born in Portland in 1945 and was the oldest of three boys. John was a special education assistant at Glencoe High School and is survived by his brothers, Clayton '60 and Nicholas (Jesuit graduate). John played varsity football, ran track (High Hurdles) & high jumped for Wilson. Click here to read more about John's life: http://www.utsrocks.com/utsmainpage.html, then click on JOHN CARTER'S BIOGRAPHY.

PAUL LONGMORE 1960-1963 (CLASS '64)
Dr. Paul Longmore, 64, a leading disability scholar and activist who taught at San Francisco State died of natural causes on August 9, 2010. Paul attended Wilson from 1960 to 1963 (and was heading to graduate with his class of 1964 but left after his junior year when his family moved to Southern California in the spring of 1963.) Paul's sister Ellen Longmore Brown lives in Ohio and attended WWHS for her freshman year 1963. According to Valerie J. Nelson from the LA Times, Paul was unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio and helped establish disability studies as a field of academic research and teaching. He also wrote some of the first academic and historical articles about how disabled people have been depicted in popular culture. In his 2003 book, "Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability," he challenged popular views of assisted suicide, which he had campaigned against legalizing in California, and highlighted the relatively unknown history of the disability rights movement during the Depression. According to Disability Rights California, “Paul was one of the most engaging and wide-ranging speakers on disability policy throughout American history and we were honored to work with him and have him present at our staff trainings,” said Catherine Blakemore, executive director of Disability Rights California. Staff attorney Stephen Rosenbaum noted: “I once heard Paul introduced as the ‘James Dean’ of Disability Studies – that captures the combination of intellectual, rebel and down-to-earth man he was.” Margaret Johnson, advocacy director, recalled: “In addition to his contributions to the disability civil rights movement, he taught me academic and disability history lessons and – he had the best sense of humor.” There was a celebration of Paul's life on October 23, 2010. The celebration was held at SF State with a reception following the ceremony.  Click here to read Paul's curriculum Vitae

The Paul K. Longmore Institute for Disability Studies at San Francisco State University promotes interdisciplinary education, training, research and service in disability-related areas. The Institute develops partnerships with programs that serve the disability community on the campus, locally and statewide, nationally and internationally. The Institute provides leadership in disability studies, including but not limited to social psychology, social work, physical therapy, design and industry, education, rehabilitation, and the humanities.

The Institute initiates and supports projects that lead to:
- curriculum development across disciplines and at all educational levels
- graduate student research
- revisions to public policy
- scholarly publications
- textbooks

The University is particularly proud of the leading role played by the institute in reconceptualizing disability and the role of disabled peoples, with vast implications for civil rights law, social welfare policies, architectural design and assistive technology, and professional training and service delivery in disability-related fields.

If you’d like to make your gift online, you may do so at: https://www.applyweb.com/public/contribute?s=sfudonat. To ensure that your gift is properly allocated, please select “Other” from the “I would Like to support” value list and type “Paul Longmore Fund” in the “If “Other”, enter designation:” text box in the “About your gift” section.

For mail in donations:
Please make your checks payable to
San Francisco State University Corporation,
with “Dr. Paul Longmore Memorial Fund” written on the notation line.

Your tax deductible contribution can be mailed to:
Andrea Rouah
SF State, University Development
1600 Holloway, ADM 153
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415 338-1668) for questions

Teacher, coach and administrator Jeff Basinski '64 died in his sleep on May 27, 2011 at the age of 65. Jeff was head coach at Forest Grove from 1980 to 1991, leading league champion teams in 1981 and 1985. In his 41 seasons of coaching in the state, he also assisted at St. Helens, Sunset and Centennial, where he spent the last six years. He coached basketball and wrestling at Forest Grove High School for many years. Before that he assisted coach Jeff Durham, and after he left the head coaching job he served on the staffs of coaches Bill Bloomer and Mike McCabe. He retired as the school’s athletic director in 2005. Jeff taught social studies and personal finance at FGHS. After retirement, he helped coach at Centennial High School. Basinski was a member of the 1965 Linfield team that played in the NAIA national championship game. Jeff dedicated his life to kids and his community. He believed greatly in the value of extracurricular activities and the importance that they have for kids. Bass made a difference in the lives of many and will be greatly missed. Jeff's father, Eddie Basinski, was in minor league baseball league in Portland. He is survived by his family, Connie, BJ, Marianne, Jaime, Tim, Ellie and Mitch. Those who wish to celebrate Jeff's life are invited to Forest Grove High School at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011. Donations to American Diabetes Association , Forest Grove High School Hall of Fame, or Centennial High School Football would be a suitable way to honor Coach Bass.

Sandy Hollenbeck Burgi graduated from Wilson in 1964. She passed away on April 27, 2011 at the age of 64 years young. Sandra was born November 28, 1946 at the former Columbus/Queen Anne Hospital in Seattle Washington. She was the daughter of Leighton and Donna Hollenbeck of Portland, Oregon. At an early age, Sandy and family moved to Portland, Oregon. Sandy was raised in Southwest Portland, and graduated from Wilson High School, and Oregon State University. She was married to Edward Bailey with whom she had been together for 25 years. Ed and Sandy have lived in Portland, Sammamish, Crescent Bar, and most recently in Kirkland Washington. Sandra worked all of her life in the health care industry, beginning as a medical technologist at the Oregon Health Science University, Oreganon Teknika as a Co-Ag specialist, and last 23 years in Molecular Diagnostics as a Regional Molecular Product Specialist with Roche Diagnostics. She enjoyed training clients and new employees in the specialized molecular industry and DNA amplification technology. Sandy’s loves included family, friends, co-workers, international traveling, wine tasting, Maui, her dog ’Joe’, and all her other pets. She had an infectious smile and laugh, and was loved by all. She was a loving mother, grandmother, devoted partner and wife. Most of all she was a loyal friend. She was preceded in death by her father, Leighton. She is survived by her husband Edward Bailey of Kirkland; daughter Gina Kaldahl and grandsons Ari and Soren Kaldahl of Eugene, Oregon; her mother Donna Hollenbeck of Portland Oregon; and sister/brother in law Barbara and Tad Hetu of Hillsboro, Oregon. Per Sandy’s request, in lieu of flowers please make donations to: The Maui Humane Society, Sandra J. Burgi Fund, PO Box 1047, Puunene-Maui, HI 96784. Please visit www.flintofts.com to view a full obituary and to sign the on-line guest book.

ERIC A. BRANNFORS '64 (killed in the line of duty Vietnam)

Eric Brannfors lost his life on December 28, 1966 at age 20 while serving in South Vietnam in the US Army in the Light Weapons Infantry. Eric serviced for two years as Specialist Four, B CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALTRY, 1ST CAV DIV.

We are sad to report that Cece Delfs (Jeffries) '60 lost her two brothers in 2008. Mike Jeffries '67 passed away January 2008 of a heart attack and other problems. He attended his 40th Reunion in September 2008. Mike's memorial service was held at O'Connor's Restaurant in Multnomah. "Steve did a great job!" adds Cece. Her other brother Jim Jeffries '64 passed away in April 2008. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and it metastasized to his brain. Jim was gone in 4 months. Cece tells us that 2008 was a very difficult year for her family. "Our Mother will be 94 in December 2009. I graduated with the infamous Class of 1960. I really appreciate the alumni website."

John Brent Hedberg passed away on October 3, 2012 at the age of 66. With his family near, John left this world to sail off to new adventures at his home in Friday Harbor, Wash. John was born on May 30, 1946 in Vancouver, Wash., to Helen Francis DeLong and Jay Bud Hedberg. In 2010, after gradually spending more and more time in the San Juan Islands, he and his wife of 31 years, Pam (Asher) Hedberg, relocated from Portland to their dream home in Friday Harbor. John was diagnosed with brain cancer in July of 2011. He faced it with strength, optimism and the contagious sense of humor he was known and loved for. He is survived by his wife, Pam of Friday Harbor; son, Brent Hedberg; daughter, Kali Hedberg; and brother, Dennis Hedberg, all of Portland. A celebration honoring John's life was held Oct. 28, 2012 at The Laurelhurst Club in Portland. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the charity of your choice in honor of John's giving spirit.

Michael McElligott, retired Washington County Circuit Court judge, died at 66 on December 21, 2012. His wife, Barbara Rose, was at his side when he died in his Northwest Portland home. Michael was born in Portland and demonstrated excellent scholarship and athletic ability from an early age. He graduated at the top of his class from Wilson High School in 1964 and played third base on the varsity baseball team. He attended Antioch College and earned a BS in Political Science from Portland State University. In 1968, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and Germany. Upon release from the service, Michael attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C., earning a Doctor of Law degree. After a clerkship with Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Kenneth J. O'Connell, he practiced law in Hillsboro at the Metropolitan Public Defender, then with the firm Reeder and Rapp and finally, in 1979, with his brother-in-law, Chuck Fryer. Michael was elected to the Washington County bench in 1982 and his judicial career spanned three decades. He was known to be highly intelligent, fair, always prepared, outgoing and, at times, very strict. He was Presiding Judge for a time and was trusted by Chief Justice Edwin Peterson to bring Washington County's docket under control. In 1984, Michael married Barbara Rose, forging a partnership that brought him much love and joy for the rest of his life. He took up running to keep himself in top physical condition. He could be seen making his way through NW Portland with Truman, his Yorkshire Terrier, leading the way. He was active in a hiking group, the "Men of Steel," that covered many of the hiking trails in the northwest. He took regular trips to Mexico with Barbara and friends where they enjoyed the culture and slower pace. Late in 2011, Michael was diagnosed with lung cancer that was caused by exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. He endured a year-long course of treatment ending with a graceful hospice period. He passed away at home with Barbara at his side. Michael is survived by his wife, Barbara Rose; sisters, Anne McElligott and Jean Fryer; stepmother, Theresa McElligott; nieces, Michelle Hawkins, Brenda Hawkins, Sandra Vonada and Carly Fryer; and nephew, James Fryer. A memorial will beheld at the Shirley Huffman Auditorium, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro, OR, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Vietnam Veterans of America: www.vva.org.


John Mikulic left us on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the age of 67. He was the youngest of three children born on May 4, 1946 to John Mikulic and Mary Anne (Kovach) Mikulic, who both immigrated from Czechoslovakia. John attended St. Clair Grade School and graduated from Wilson High School in 1964. He was an All-City fullback nominated to play in the state Shriner football game. Prior to the game, he was severely injured in a motorcycle accident which ended his football playing days forever. Following high school, John was employed by several companies and in 1977 he enlisted in the Navy, where he served 10 years and was named the top recruit in his Air Squadron Group. At some point, John had been exposed to asbestos which lead him to contract mesothelioma, cancer of the lung lining. He learned of his diagnosis in August 2012 while he was employed by Fred Meyer as a dispatch supervisor at the distribution center in Clackamas. John reunited with his former wife, Michele, in 2009 and they both knew from the moment they first saw each other that the spark of love had never died. On July 5, 2010, they were remarried and were inseparable from then on and they made up for all those years of love lost while apart. The last four years of his life with Michele were the most joyful ever and he had never been happier than when they were together. They built a home together in Casa Grande, Ariz., in 2010 where they planned to retire. Once John received the news that he had mesothelioma, they moved to Arizona in October 2012, and he was receiving cancer treatment at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz. John leaves behind his loving wife, Michele, whom he referred to as "the love of my life"; brother, Steve Mikulic (Julie); sister, Camille Cantrall; stepson, Todd; stepdaughter, Lindsey; two step-granddaughters, whom he had grown very attached to; daughters, Kim and Kelly; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. At John's request, no memorial services are planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's name to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation, 1-800-909-6376.


Linda Kay Hummel (Scott), of Seaside, passed away on June 20, 2014 after a brief illness. She spent her final days with family and special people in her life. She was born May 20, 1946, to James and Wilma Scott, and had one brother Richard Scott, who all proceeded her in death. She was married to the love of her life Joe Hummel, who passed away in 1991, but remained in her heart and daily thoughts until he greeted her in heaven with a bouquet of fresh dahlias. Linda was mother to three fabulous daughters, Lee Anne Percy of Seaside, Kimberley McCaw of Portland and Amanda Hummel of Chehalis, WA. She had four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and was a stepmother to Joe’s five children Denise, Jennifer, Joey, Patty and Heidie. Linda’s happiest days were with Joe. They lived on a farm in Chehalis, Washington, and enjoyed the simple life with cows, pigs, chickens and many other critters associated with life in the country. When her Joe passed away, she moved to Seaside. She worked as a cashier at Coast Hardware and later at the Seaside Liquor store, mostly just to make friends and conversation with her new neighbors. This is how she met her companion, Richard Perkins, whom she enjoyed so many fun times with – cooking, visiting friends, mini-vacations and family time. She cared for him in his final days, and he helped her while she successfully battled breast cancer. She was blessed with her friendships – friends like her neighbor, Barb, who brought a ray of sunshine into her life by stopping by just to chat, but really to check on her and make her laugh when she didn’t feel much like laughing. Linda’s family will be forever grateful. There was a memorial and celebration of Linda’s life at the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside on July 12. Thank you to all the residents of Seaside, who are the best neighbors anyone could have asked for. You contributed to her happiness while living at the beach. It was a perfect destination before her final journey home.

Lloyd Gausvik passed away in 2001 from a heart attack. He was born in 1946 and graduated from Wilson in 1964. Cecil “Lloyd” was a teacher in the Roseburg area of Oregon.


Steven Dean Ralstin passed away from liver cancer on August 17, 2014, at the age of 68. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1964. Steven was a resident of Grangeville, Idaho at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife, Erin Ralstin; his brother, David Ralstin; sister Tracy Kelly; and seven children, Jenifer, Lauri, Kevin, Nita, Katy, Robert and James, respectively. He had 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 23, 2014 at the LDS church in Grangeville, ID.


Candice Cole Grimit passed away on January 1, 2013. She was born on February 22, 1946 and was known by so many for her true kindness, huge heart, affection and genuine disposition to others, but taking care of her family was most important to her. Candi’s favorite things were always homemade and handmade because it came from the heart. Her extreme love for animals was nothing small. She was proud of the extensive classic car collection that she shared with her lifelong husband and best friend. All day car shows and evening cruises brought her pure joy. Under the Sutherlin skies, her gardening therapy was her sunshine. Her family will keep her traditions alive, treasure each memory and cherish her smile. Candi was an amazing wife, mother, sister, friend and co-worker. Survivors include her husband Larry Grimit of 35 wonderful years (together for 40 years); her four children Scott Arnett, Hallie Williams, Jeff Grimit and wife Michelle and Terri Beecroft and husband Troy; two siblings Chuck Cole and wife Marlene of Olympia, Washington and Mary Havens and husband John of Dallas, Oregon; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was previously married to Lynn Arnett '62 from 1965-72. Forever she will be missed, but never forgotten. Funeral services were held January 12, 2013 at Sutherlin Chapel of the Roses. Interment was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. 

Bruce Murray passed away May, 2017.


Norman Whiteley, Wilson High Class of ’64, passed away while in Europe on July 10, 2018. A memorial service was held in Cupertino, CA on November 18, 2018 and was attended by five of his grade school (Robert Grey) and WWHS classmates who came from as far away as North Carolina, Phoenix, and Portland.

Michael Stott died May 14, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by family. His sister is Diane Stott '72.     

Randall W. Gilfeather passed away on September 19, 2005 at the age of 59.  He was born August 15, 1946, in Townsend, Montana. He was born in Townsend, Montana to Clarence and Viola Walter Gilfeather., and moved to Portland in 1959.  He graduated from Wilson High School and was a salesman for several hydraulics companies.  He also lived in Eugene and North Bend, and moved from Portland to Salem in 2004.  Survivors include his sister, Lee Parker; and brother, Robert. Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.  


DAVID ALLEN 03-24-1989  
DALE R. ARCHER 09-08-2022
ERNEST BARTNIK 03-27-1970  
BRYCE BEENAB 03-06-2024                               
CAROL BERG (FARWELL) 05-13-1996                                               
DAVID BERK 02-18-2007   
Lesley Bertram 03/12/2024                                            
FREDERICK RICK BODRY 09-30-1986                       
EUGENE BOWERS        AFTER 1995                                   
SHELLEY BRAMWELL 06-17-2005                                   
WILLIAM BROWN 02-24-2010                                   
SHIRLEY CANRIGHT (MATTSON) 08-27-2016           
DAVID CARLSON 07-29-2009                                   
TERRY CAROCCI 06-17-2002                                   
EDWARD CASCIATO 10-19-2013                                   
MELANIE CLARK (MOFFETT) 12-20-1998                       
DOUGLAS CRICHTON 10-06-1998                                   
GEORGE DAVIS 01-20-2010
LILA DAX (CLEARWATER) 10-05-2019                                               
JAMES LEON DAY 01-22-1999                                   
KATHLEEN DOHERTY 05-16-1997                                   
ROBERT DOUCET 02-06-2011                                   
GERALD DUPUY 03-06-2006                                    
JANE EFFINGER (HERMSEN) 05-07-1986                       
JAY EICHENBERGER 02-23-1971                                   
DANIEL ELFVING 11-06-2001                                               
CANDICE ELY (STOCKER) 12-01-2017                       
MICHAEL FAHLMAN 08-29-2000                                   
SALLY FAIRCHILD 08-03-1990                                   
MICHAEL FITZGERALD 06-04-1997                       
RONALD FORREST 02-14-2007                                   
STEVEN FOX 04-01-2003                                               
BARBARA GAYLORD (STILLWELL) 09-04-1998           
JOHN GIBSON                                                            
ROY GLASSNER 06-17-2010                                                           
CLAY GOEBEL 05-21-1983                                                
ALAN GOULD 07-31-1980                                                                                   
JOHN HUNT GRAHAM 09-28-2016                                               
GREGORY GRAVES 06-26-1998                                   
S KALMAN HAHN 02-21-1971    
HARRY HARPER ... DATE UNKNOWN 2023                                
CAROL HARTSOOK 06-23-2007                                   
GERALD EDMOND HAVNAR 10-25-2015                       
GEORGE HELLER 06-20-2015                       
BILL HURST 12-14-2015                                               
TIMOTHY HUYLER 07-06-2011                                   
ROBERT INNES 11-26-2012                                               
LESLIE MARGARET IRWIN 2015                                               
RICHARD ISAMAN 12-23-2014                                               
CLAUDIA JANES 05-27-1966                                               
LINDA ANN PAULI JOHNSON 04-11-2021                                  
TERRY KEEF 08-01-1995
SUSAN KNOBBS (MONTGOMERY) 05-15-1989           
FRANK LEBRUN 05-12-2009
JAMES LEFLAR 11-07-1989
LINDA LOVE (RANKIN) 08-21-2002
ROBERT MAJORS 09-14-2014
ALLEN MICKEY 03-21-1985
MIKE MILLS 11-20-2011
JOHN NEILSEN 03-19-2002
JUDY NELSON 05-28-1998
CARL PAHLKA 03-15-1999
ROBYN SCHULTZ (CARRICO) passed away August 2020
ALAN SHIELDS 01-27-2021           
NEIL SMITH 04-15-2017
TOM STIGUM 04-02-2014
JEFF THIELEN 02-28-1965
LYNDA WILDT 04-30-1966
GARY WILMOTH 08-10-2011
ILENE WRIGHT (LEVY) 09-07-1999


Leah Diane McCann, 76, of Tualatin, Oregon, passed away on August 4, 2023. She was born on April 3, 1947, in Portland, Oregon, to the late Leland and Mary McCann. Leah is survived by her brother, Dennis McCann, of Eagle, ID, her sister-in-law, Linda McCann, also of Eagle, ID, her niece, Meghan McCann, of Las Vegas, NV, her nephew, Kelsey McCann, of Rancho Murrieta, CA, and her nephew, Tyler McCann, of Lewiston, ID. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her younger brother, James McCann. Leah was a talented and ambitious woman. She had a passion for building things, inspired by her father, and aspired to be known as a big, tough construction Project Manager, just like him. Leah had a great sense of humor and would often imitate Lily Tomlin from the show Laugh-In, saying, "This is your sister in Portland calling." She also had a favorite saying, "Well, it's a good story and I'm sticking to it!" Leah's quick wit and infectious laughter brought joy to those around her. In her career, Leah worked at KISN Radio in Portland, OR, where she served as a secretary/receptionist, while also contributing to marketing and voice over projects. During this time, she was thrilled to meet many legendary rock ‘n roll performers and DJs of the day. Later, she joined Consolidated Freightways in Portland, OR, as a Telecom Systems Project Manager. There, her work often took her to locations around the US, and even Canada. Leah's dedication and expertise were highly valued in her profession. Leah was an active member of southwest Portland citizens groups, advocating for resident’s rights. Later, she led her family through the aftermath of her younger brother's tragic murder. Her commitment to her community and her loved ones was unwavering. She was a member of Hillsdale Community Church. Leah's life will be celebrated in a private service at a later date. She will be remembered for her strength, humor, and unwavering love for her family. Leah's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Rest in peace, Leah.


Bruce Robert Beeman, 77, passed away on March 6, 2024, in Cancun, Mexico. Bruce was born on December 31, 1946, in Seattle, Washington to Robert and Ernestine (Archibald) Beeman. Bruce lived his life in Oregon ending up in Lakeview and later added Puerto Morelos Mexico as places he called home. Bruce served in Vietnam Nov. 1966 to June 1968 under US Army AUS UNASG. After returning stateside, he served in the Oregon National Guard. Bruce's father worked for the US Forest Service and was the District Ranger in Butte Falls. Bruce spent his early years in Union Creek and Butte Falls.  Bruce recounted many fond memories growing up in rural timber country. Bruce remembered helping fight wildland fires as a young boy alongside his father using a wet burlap bag. In 1957 his father was transferred to Portland Regional Office. And so, Bruce became a “city boy”. He ran around with his lifelong friends and graduated from Wilson High School in 1965. Even at a young age Bruce had a dream to travel the world. He started going to Mexico at 16 with his lifelong friends always stopping at his family friend Louise in Castro Valley before returning to Portland. He later extended his travels with friends to Asia. He attended college at the University of Oregon and Portland State University. Bruce first came to Lake County while in college and worked a summer at the Harvey Ranch. He came to love the country, the cows, the hunting, and the people. After a short stint in the Portland area first as a loan officer at a bank and then as part owner at an import store he returned to Lake County. He was hired by Ross Callaghan to work at the River’s End Ranch in Summer Lake. In the winter Bruce would coyote hunt. He finally settled down and became an excellent pump and pivot man creating Aquaduct Industries. He was good at his job and local ranchers waited for his return from his annuals trips out of the country to a warmer climate. Bruce even went to Saudi Arabia to build pivots in the desert. Bruce returned to his favorite place Puerto Morelos where he met the love of his life, Rita Lilia Fernandez Rivera (Lilia). They were married Oct. 2, 2006. It was the happiest of times for Bruce. He and Lilia returned to their winter home in Mexico as soon as the weather turned cold and snowy. Most of all Bruce loved telling stories in that slow drawl and a glass of whiskey or rum. Bruce is survived by his loving wife Lilia. There are numerous Beeman relatives living throughout the US. Louise Turney was a special friend to the family and helped with the raising of young Bruce. Lilia has two adult children from a previous marriage, son Eliu Morgan and daughter Nisha Morgan Fernandez. Bruce was Grandpa Bruce to 5 grandchildren who he enjoyed spending time with. Calab Elias Morgan, Lilian Elena Morgan, Saul Lozano Morgan, Diego Avial Morgan and Elisa Avila Morgan. Bruce, may you Rest in Peace.


Lesley Bertram, 76, passed away on March 12, 2024 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was borned on July 13, 1947. She attended Wilson High and Portland State. Her career was at Portland State University. Lesley was the daughter of Walter and Virginia Bertram, and sister to Mike Bertram. A Celebration of Life is pending.


Harry Harper passed away on January 14, 2024. He was born on February 21, 1947. There is a celebration of his life on April 18, 2024 with a Military Funeral 10:30am at Tahoma National Cemetery and Celebration of Life Celebration of life at 2pm at Crossroads Church, 3509 Military Rd. E. Tacoma, WA 98446.


Dale Arlene McLean passed away on July 4, 2023. She was born on November 29, 1947 to Dennis A. and Wauneta (Jones) McLean in Portland, Ore. Dale graduated from Wilson High and went on to work at GMAC for many years, retiring in 2003. Dale had a loving, giving heart and had many friends she kept in touch with, some from as far back as grade school. She was a good sister and a wonderful aunt to her niece and nephews, who she spent much special time with. She will be missed by many. Dale was predeceased by her parents and youngest brother, Dennis E. McLean. Dale is survived by brother, David (Eileen) McLean; sister-in-law, Bonnie Berk; nephew, Jason; niece, Caity (David) Abouaf (and their two children); and nephews, Alex and Noah. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Oreo.


Robyn Schultz (Carrico) passed in August 2020.  She is survived by sons Ben, and Patrick and four grandchildren.  Long time resident of Portland she taught elementary school and also worked as a school librarian.  


Dale R. Archer died Sept. 8, 2022, after a long brave battle with cancer and lung disease. He was born on October 1, 1947. In 1966-68 he served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended Wilson High School, PSU, and the Art Institute. He spent most of his life in Portland where he met his wife Julie and together raised their sons Jack and Henry. He was a photographer by trade and loved motorcycles, painting, fishing, reading, science and being a dad. He is survived by Julie, Jack, Henry; and his sister, Juli; and was predeceased by his parents, Jo and Ralph; brother, Blaine; and sister, Carol. His legacy is the stable and loving family that he leaves behind and we will surely miss him. Dale's memorial is at Noon, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Holman's Funeral Service, 2610 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.


Linda Gayle Bryant Pardue passed away on November 28, 2021.  She suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. Rest in Peace Linda!


Linda Ann Pauli Johnson passed away on April 11, 2021. She was born on November 8, 1947 in Portland to Velma and Henry Pauli. She grew up in Portland and graduated from Wilson High School. Linda enjoyed playing the piano, accordion and bowling. She was a member of IYOB Bethel 7 and later the Temple Chapter OES. After High School Linda worked for Boise Cascade Corporation until she met her husband Joe Johnson, they were married March 15, 1974. In Bunker Hill, Ill., the couple had four children, Henry, James, Peter and Ruth. Linda passed peacefully in her sleep Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Corvallis, Ore. She is survived by her husband; children; and her younger sister, Pam.


Daniel Robert "Dan" von Allmen passed away Nov. 27, 2021, at home after a battle with cancer. Dan was born in Portland, Ore., April 24, 1947, to Walter Henry von Allmen and Frances Louise von Allmen. Dan's devotion to family and faith was central to his life. He loved family gatherings and travel. His children and grandchildren brought him great joy. A graduate of Wilson High School, Dan attended Portland State University and built a career in the lumber industry. His kind heart and gentle nature will be lovingly remembered. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Ellen Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters, Kim (Bill) and Kirsten; sons, Corey (Stephanie) and Brian (Amanda); grandchildren, Atreyu, Bodie, Brooklyn, Parker, and Evabelle; nephews, Brad Anderson (Sopie) and Craig Anderson (Sarah); and great-nephews and nieces, Yann, Koffi, Jansen, Zaack, Viggo, Mado, Paley, and Sullie. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Dec. 6, 2021, at Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary & Sunset Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation—Heart Institute.


Stephen Patrick Moylett passed away on October 9, 2021 at the age of 74 in Springfield, Oregon. To read more about Stephen click here.


Molly Schoel Campbell passed away on August 17, 2021. She joined our world Aug. 14, 1947, the second daughter of Dr. Louis B. Schoel and Gail B. Schoel. Born in Portland, Ore., she lived much of her life there. While in grade school, she was chosen as a Princess in Portland's Junior Rose Festival Court. She went on to become Queen of the Junior Court. While attending Wilson High School (now the Ida B. Wells-Barnett HS), Molly became a Wilson Trojane, a much admired Wilson dance team which provided excitement and enthusiasm at many school events. As a senior in the spring of 1965, Molly was selected by her classmates and faculty to represent Wilson as the school’s Princess in Portland's Senior Rose Festival Court. Molly became a Duck in 1965 when she entered University of Oregon that fall. Shortly after becoming a Duck, Molly joined Pi Beta Phi sorority, where she made lasting friendships which she kept throughout her life. During her high school and college years, Molly enjoyed water and snow skiing, travel, and surfing in Hawaii, which she loved most of all and visited as often as possible. Molly transitioned to life as a “southern California girl," living the rest of her life in that gold and glorious land of excitement and opportunity, working at Capitol Records, KLAC Radio, Sammons Communications, several well- known ad agencies, and lastly, as Executive Secretary and Board Liaison at Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Griffith Park (Los Angeles). Molly left us too soon Aug. 17, 2021, three days after her 74th birthday. If we asked her now about her life, she would tell us it was wonderful, filled with incredible friends, experiences and joy. Molly served as Executive Board Liaison at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage at Griffith Park (Los Angeles) for 15 years. She is survived by her sister, Jeanne Schoel, of Portland, Ore. Molly leaves cherished friends and family members who will remember her always with love. There will be no services.


Beverly Ann Salquist Hawley passed away February 21, 2021. Beverly was born on October 9, 1947 in Portland, Oregon. Beverly Ann Hawley was born on October 9, 1947 in Portland, Oregon. She was raised in a close knit family with her Swedish dad, Rudy, her Danish-American mother, Opal, older sister, Barbara, as well as many relatives that lived close by. She married Erroyl Hawley in 1968, also a member of the Wilson Class of 1965, and they began their 52 year adventure together. Soon after getting married she completed her teaching degree and taught at a local elementary school. When Angela was born, Bev shifted her focus toward teaching her children, which later expanded to include Ian and Nathan. Her selfless and generous nature as a mother left a lasting impression on her children and their friends. Her focus on seeing the good in everyone, sprouted into a hobby of portrait photography which later blossomed into a career, during which she became friends with many of her customers, suppliers and peers. Bev was also very involved with her children's activities and church, basing her life on a devotion to God. As her children moved out of the house and married, she embraced their spouses as her own, and when grandchildren came, she became Nonnie. Bev left our world on February 21, 2021, but her light continues to shine through her friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Erroyl; her children, Angela (Martin), Ian (Syl) and Nathan (Kristin); and her grandchildren, Jacob, Abi, Max, Emmaline, Ty, Ahnalisa, Bella and Katelyn; and Poppy, her faithful dog friend. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister. Private arrangements will be made later this year. Bev was a passionate supporter of women's empowerment, across the world. In Lieu of flowers, consider a donation to: Kefa women's coop: https://kefaproject.org/co-op or Rose Haven: https://rosehaven.org/helping/one-time-gift.


Alan Brian Shields born 10/15/47 passed away on 1/27/21 after a diagnosis of leukemia that spanned more than a decade. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his loving twin daughters Anne Marie Charnholm and Katie Shields, as well as his soul mate of 53 years Teri Jo Shields. He also leaves behind in his immediate family his well loved grandchildren Amy, Megan, and Nathan Alan, brother Paul Shields, sister Mary Antiochos, and son in law Jim Charnholm. A graduate of the University of Oregon in 1969 and a true Duck sports enthusiast, Alan worked for the Department of Transportation for the State of Oregon for 25 years. He also proudly served in the Air Force for 23 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel always leading by his kind, generous, and thoughtful example. Alan always put his family first and was a deeply loyal friend. His family and friends affirm how we all feel about such an amazing son, husband, father, father in law, grandfather, brother, and uncle. "Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there" (Morrie Schwartz). These words are a testament that Alan will not be forgotten by so many who loved him. There will be a gathering at Willamette National Cemetery at a later date to celebrate Alan's life. Donations may be made in his memory to Marion Polk Food Share and Doernbecher Children's Hospital.


Janet Stewart Snedecor, wife of 36 years to Gordon and mother of Alexander "Xan" died at home in their presence Nov. 16, 2019. Born on October 2, 1947 in Altadena, Calif., the daughter of Walter B. and Margaret F. (Halley) Stewart, she grew up in Portland attending Hayhurst and Wilson High School. For two decades she held various positions at US Bank. With the birth of son Xan, she spent the next four years as a stay-at-home mom. Thereafter Janet worked the next two decades plus for various nonprofits most notably Hopewell Hospice House as an administrative assistant and the Neighborhood House in Multnomah Village as receptionist/ information and referral specialist. There, she was the first contact many had to obtain needed assistance and respect. Her warm heart, contagious smile and sense of humor will remain with all she touched. Her family thanks the people of Kaiser Permanente Hospice and encourages donations to your favorite charity in her memory. A celebration of her life will be forthcoming.                                                                 


Lila Linda Dax Clearwater passed away Saturday October 5 2019. She was born October 6, 1947. Lila was diagnosed with MS in her early 20s and had endured decades of disability while making the best of her life every day until the day before her passing. Lila's daughter, Kimberly Kay Vanhoon, and a few of Lila's close friends visited her before her passing. There was a private memorial gathering the next day that would have been Lila's 72nd birthday. Lila was a long time resident of Aloha but in recent years she had been living at West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center. Rest in Peace, Lila.


James Preston Leflar, a former Portland resident, died of chronic pneumonia resulting from acquired immune deficiency syndrome on November 7, 1989 in his Seattle home.  He was 42.  James was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 25, 1947, and moved to Portland with his family in 1954.  He graduated from Wilson High School in 1965 and the University of Oregon in 1969, where he majored in political science. After graduation, he lived in San Francisco and Chicago before moving to Seattle in the mid-1970s.  He owned and operated Leflar Limited, an interior decorating wholesale showroom in Design Center Northwest until this year, when illness forced its sale.  He also was a professional model, working for Eddie Bauer, The Bon, Nordstrom, Frederick & Nelson, Meier & Frank and other companies.  Survivors include his mother, Virginia Leflar, Portland; brothers Stephen of Portland and Jack of Beaverton; and a niece, Elizabeth.  A memorial service was held in Seattle.

Diana Nelson passed away in 2010. She was born in 1947.

Gerald Kent Dupuy died March 6, 2006 at age 59.   Gerald was born October 10, 1946 in Portland, where he lived all his life. He graduated Wilson High School.  Survivors include his sister, Sandra; and niece, Carlene Negus.  Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.

Shelley Bramwell died June 17, 2005 at the age of 57 of ovarian cancer.  She was born November 12, 1947 in Portland, where she lived all her life.  Shelley graduated from Wilson High School and was a payroll specialist for Fred Meyer. Survivors include her sister, Merlin Bramwell Pellicano; and brother-in-law, Del Pellicano.  Remembrances to Oregon Human Society.     


Ernest P. Bartnik passed away March 27, 1970 at the age of 22 in Portland. Ernest, highly decorated, was discharged from the Army last December as a sergeant.  He died as the result of an accidental gunshot wound in his chest, suffered when he was showing a handgun to a friend.  Ernest enlisted in the Army December 30, 1966.  He held the Bronze Star with Valor insignia; the National Defense Service Medal’ Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal with four service stars; the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Commendation Medal and the Aircraft Crewman’s Badge.  He was a 1965 graduate of Wilson High School and attended the University of Portland.  After discharge, he was an attendant for the Buck Ambulance Co. Ernest was born in Portland November 24, 1947.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Bartnik of Portland; a brother, Scott of Portland; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Missionary Fund of Hillsdale Community Church or the American Cancer Society.


Alan Jay Gould passed away July 31, 1980. The funeral for Alan Jay Gould was held in the Blue Room of Portland Civic theatre, with the family meeting friends after the funeral in the Mallory Hotel.  Mr. Gould died in New York City of complications resulting from influenza.  He was 33.  Mr. Gould was born in Portland was an actor.  He had resided in New York City for the last seven years.  He was the son of Al Gould, public information officer for Northwest Natural Gas Co. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.                                                

Bill Brown '65 died on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Gresham. He was 62 years of age. After graduating from Wilson, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his duty, he was granted Top Secret Clearance working with Cryptographic information. After receiving an honorable discharge on May 4, 1972, Bill returned to Portland where he completed his Bachelor's Degree at Portland State University. He worked as a Police Officer for the Portland Police Bureau for 28 years retiring in 2006. Bill is survived by his wife, Jo of Gresham, step sons, Chris Ronnfeldt of Portland, Jon Ronnfeldt of Gresham and Mike Ronnfeldt of Clackamas, parents, Dennis and Karleen Brown of Beaverton and brothers Ron Brown of Beaverton and Steve Brown of Beaverton along with 3 grandchildren, Jon, Alyssa and Dylan. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. To read more about Bill, go to: http://www.legacy.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Brown&lc=7392&mid=4155789&=.

Carol Margaret Hartsook '65 died after a very long battle with cancer on June 23, 2007, at the age of 59. She was born on November 18, 1947 in Portland and had no children.

Christy Lee Sutton passed away peacefully but unexpectedly in her sleep on October 24, 2012 at the age of 65. Born in Portland on June 13, 1947, she attended Hayhurst, Wilson H.S. and PSU. She was a self taught graphic artist and had her own business for many years. Her talents included mother, artist, quilter, volleyball player and golfer. She had just returned from a five day volleyball tournament in Utah. As a child, she played the viola, oil painted, was editor of her high school yearbook and lovingly followed her father, Len Sutton's, Indy 500 racing career. Her business career started at JK Gills and ended with producing the Portrait of Portland Magazine for the last eight years. She also was the ad manager for Forest Dental Products. Her biggest accomplishments were raising her two daughters, Coryn Wallen and Lindsay Scheu. Lindsay (age 32), Down Syndrome, was cared for by Christy who involved her in every aspect of the community with grace and fortitude. She lived most of her adult life in Mulnomah Village. She was always eager to lend a helping hand with her time and talents. Christy is survived by her daughters, Coryn Wallen and Lindsay Scheu; granddaughter, Cristel; mother, Anita Sutton; sister, Hollie Barton (Hank); nephew, Will Barton; niece, Erin Kate Barton Floberg (Erik). Celebration of Life, was held Nov. 6, 2012, at Lucky Labrador, 7675 SW Capitol Hwy., Multnomah Village. Donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes.



According to the Spokane Chronicle, Gregory (Greg) Osibov born in 1947 died of a single engine plane crash on May 27, 1974. As the plane was taking off a wheel struck a 5 foot high fence at the end of runway and the plane plunged into Sullivan Lake. Gregory's wife, Christie Osibov, swam to shore but her husband drowned. Sullivan Lake is near Metaline in Pend Oreille county north of Spokane WA. Gregory Osibov was an Air Force Captain and Flight Instructor stationed at Fairchild A.F. Base. Greg is buried in Eugene OR.


Linda Louise Richards, 68, a resident of the Hillsboro community passed away on Friday morning, April 22, 2016 at the Brookdale Senior living Home in Beaverton. Linda was born on August 29, 1947 in Stockton, CA She was the oldest of two daughters born to Peter and Phyllis (Smith) Lonero. Linda and her family followed her father's sales career. They settled in Portland when she was a young teenager and it was here Linda attended Wilson High School graduating with the Class of 1965. She met her future husband, Bob Richards while on a blind date and they were married a year later on August 14, 1965 in Portland, OR. They lived briefly in Portland but settled in Hillsboro in 1967 where they raised their family. Linda was loving and devoted mother to her two children; Debbie and Rob, she had worked for Regal Aviation for 15+years. She enjoyed cooking baking and gardening. She listened to classical music and loved to listen to Michael Bublé. Linda centered her life around her family always visiting inviting and entertaining. "Grandma" was a title she was absolutely proud and took to it with her usual love and energy. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Bob, who passed away on October 16, 2011 and her father Peter. Survivors include her two children and their spouses; Debbie and Rick Beck of Banks, Robert "Rob" and Pam Richards of Hillsboro, her mother; Phyllis Lonero of Forest Grove , a sister; Kathy Lonero of Dayton, OR, four grandchildren; Brittaney and her husband Jesse Hostynek, Alyssa Richards, Kyle Richards, and Lindsey Beck and one great grandson; Brycen. The family suggest donations in Linda's name to Alzheimer's Association.


Judy passed away in 1998.


Shirley Faye Mattson passed away at home on August 27, 2016 at the age of 69. She was born on July 22, 1947 in Dickinson, ND. Shirley is survived by her spouse of 49 years; Don Mattson and their three sons; Greg, Chris and Rick Mattson, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services was held Monday Sept. 19, 2016 at Foursquare Church, located at 2830 NE Flanders St in Portland, OR.


James Francis McCulley Jr., known to most all as Jim, died at his Chinook residence on Sept. 29, 2015, of natural causes. The son of James and Eva (Ochs) McCulley Sr., he was born in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 7, 1947. Jim was educated in Portland and confirmed in the Catholic Church. He served his apprenticeship as a printer and for 20 years owned and operated VIP Typographers in Portland until retirement. Fifteen years ago he moved to Chinook. Jim was an avid fisherman who particularly enjoyed fishing with his grandson, Austin. He enjoyed “small town” life and many friendships in Chinook. He always took pride in his home and yard, which was meticulously groomed and he also enjoyed his canine companions Roxanne, Bailey and Junior. Jim is survived by his ex-wife, Deana McCulley of Chinook; a son, Michael McCulley of Portland; a sister, Carolyn Pearson of Tucson, Ariz.; his grandson, Austin McCulley of Portland, and a niece, Denise and nephew, Donald, both of Tucson, AZ.


William Christopher Hurst passed away on December 14, 2015. He was born on September 3, 1947. Bill’s death came only four months to the day after attending the Wilson High School Class of 1965 50th Year Reunion in 2015. The photos above are Bill’s Robert Gray Middle School Class of 1961 graduation portrait and his Wilson High Class of 1965 graduation portrait. A service was held in the Spring of 2016. Rest in Peace, Bill.


Neil Smith passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born on July 3, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska to Paul & Irene Smith. Neil grew up in California before moving to Portland in 1964. He was a resident of Portland, Oregon at the time of passing. Neil graduated from Wilson High School and started working for Union Pacific Railroad in the traffic department while attending Portland State. Neil finally landed at Tri-Met where he worked for 33 years. He started out as an operator but progressed to manager of base operations. Neil is survived by his Children, Christopher Smith of Portland, Jeffrey Smith of Oregon City and his Grandchildren, Nora, Emma, Owen & Macy. He is also survived by his Sister Debbie Tobin of Hillsboro and Doug Smith of Simi Valley, CA. Neil was a lover of music and enjoyed taking RV trips. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A celebration of life was held at Sacred Heart Church located at 3910 SE 11th Ave in Portland on Tuesday May 2nd.


Lauren (Laurie) Rae Newcomer passed away on June 9, 2017 at the age of 69. She was born on November 1, 1947 in Portland, Oregon to Ray and Eleanor Richen. Laurie attended St. Thomas Moore and was in the Wilson High School class of 1965. She then attended Oregon State University. In 1978 she married Russell Newcomer in Portland, Oregon. Laurie was a dedicated wife and mother to five sons and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren. She was a realtor since 1975 and co-owner of The Colony Pub in Aurora. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Canby. She is survived by her husband Russ; sons David, James, Andrew, Charlie and Curtis and four grandchildren; brothers Chris and Nick and her sister Carol. Laurie is an angel, our Florence Nightingale. A service was held at St. Patrick's Church Canby Oregon on June 21, 2017. She was buried at Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers please make donations to National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) 10202 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222.


Diane McMahon Siler passed away on April 19, 2017. Diane was vigorous, energetic, and full of life. She was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us at the most content, happy, and healthy time of her life. The brilliant light and spirit of this beautiful loving woman, glows brightly in our hearts. Diane Elaine McMahon was born July 8, 1947, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; the second of four children born to Edward William and Joan Ellen McMahon. Diane crossed the US - Canadian border at the age of five with her mother, father, older brother, Mick, and younger brother, Chris, and the family relocated to Santa Ana, California, for the warmer climate. Her younger sister, Susie, was born in Santa Ana. Diane attended public schools in Santa Ana until high school, and when she was in tenth grade, the family moved to Portland, Oregon, looking for a cooler climate and changing seasons. Diane graduated from Wilson High School in Southwest Portland, with much of her senior year having been devoted to completing a degree in Dental Science and developing amazing business skills. Diane went to work at Montgomery Ward in Northwest Portland, and while working there, met Henry Groepper; they married in 1968. Soon, thereafter, Henry joined the Portland Police Bureau, and Diane went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. Diane and Henry spent the next 15 years raising their two children, Christopher Michael and Deanna Lynne, in Vancouver, Washington. Although Diane and Henry later separated, Henry remained a close and dear friend to Diane, as he would also become to her second husband. Diane and Norm Siler met while working together in the Portland office of the Union Pacific Railroad, and were married in Kauai, Hawaii, in May of 1988. Henry, Diane and Norm developed an uncommon, beautiful, lasting bond, celebrating family and friendship, which continued for the rest of Diane's life. Diane worked at Union Pacific for 17 years, where she held various administrative and management positions in the Law, Personal Injury Claims, and Engineering departments. She was valued as a smart, efficient and organized professional in everything she did. Norm accepted a position at the Union Pacific headquarters in 1988, which took them to Omaha, Nebraska, where Diane began working in the legal field. Over the next 16 years, Diane worked full-time as a legal secretary for several law firms. Her infectious, effervescent personality made a lasting impression on people, and she easily made lifelong friends with nearly everyone she met. Diane drew people in with her grace and charm, and she welcomed everyone with a smile and words of encouragement. Always full of energy, Diane raised a family, worked full-time, and still found time to buy, move into, redecorate, and sell four different homes during their years in Omaha. With the birth of her first granddaughter, Kylie, in 2003, Diane's strong sense of family led her and Norm back home to Portland. Her second granddaughter, Sydney, came along in 2005, and Diane just knew she had to retire, to allow her to spend more time with her precious granddaughters, one of the greatest joys in her life. She played an active role in their school programs and volunteered to help in their classrooms. The woman they knew as "Nana" made it a priority to attend nearly every event in their lives. Throughout the next 13 years, Nana, Deanna, Kylie and Sydney would spend countless hours together running errands, shopping for clothes and new shoes, having cookies and coffee, getting their nails done, and doing many other fun and interesting things, just being the best of friends. Diane loved life and found joy in the little things. She was always young at heart, and would sometimes be found humming an indistinct tune and dancing happily from one foot to the other, while eating Cheetos or Red Vines after school with Kylie and Sydney… simple, unbridled joy. Annual vacations with the Whattam family were treasured, special times for Diane and Norm (Nana and Papa), which will always be lovingly remembered. Kylie and Sydney adored their Nana, and she cherished and loved them "to the moon and back." Diane's entire life was centered around family, and she thrived on being the pillar that brought the extended family together for holidays and celebrations. Diane's "joie de vivre" was contagious, and people felt good just because they were around her. All who knew her were privileged to have been enriched by her warm smile and huge, welcoming, loving heart. Words cannot adequately describe how much this beautiful wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt and friend is, and will always be missed. Diane is survived by her husband of 29 years, Norman D. Siler, of Portland, her son, Christopher Michael Groepper, of Myrtle Point, Oregon, her daughter Deanna Lynne Whattam (Ken), of Portland, her siblings, Mick McMahon, of Canby, Oregon, Chris McMahon, of Vancouver, Washington, Susie Sale, of Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, and her two beautiful granddaughters, Kylie and Sydney. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephew, as well as dear friends. Donations in Diane's name may be made to the following organizations: Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) Foundation, Neuroscience Research, 1121 SW Salmon Ste 100, Portland, Oregon 97205. Legacy Hopewell House Hospice, c/o Legacy Hospice Services, Good Samaritan Foundation, PO Box 4484, Portland, Oregon 97208-9964. Providence Medical Foundation, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225.


John Graham died September 28, 2016 from acute interstitial lung pneumonia attributed to his rheumatoid arthritis. It had a sudden onset and rapid progression. People remember John for his gentle heart, warmth, humor, integrity, laugh and smile. He had great friends from his 30 plus years working at the State Fair. He had clients who became friends during his 40 years in the Income Tax business. And on his many trips with his wife Kristin, John found new friends to invite to Oregon. John was born on May 25, 1947 in Denver, Colorado to Lesa Mary (Hunt) Graham and Horace Lynn Graham. He was the youngest of four children. His family moved between Colorado and California several times as his dad got better jobs. He lived close to Disneyland and could ride his bike there. His family moved to Portland in time for John to attend and graduate from Wilson High School. In 1969 he graduated from Southern Oregon College where he took accounting-" just because it was so easy" for him! He came to Salem to work for the Division of Audits, State of Oregon, where he met many of his first good friends in Salem. He shortly started his tax business. John enjoyed his time flying in the Mohawks out of the Salem airport, as part of his Air Army Guard duty. He did the technical observing - operating the cameras which had special infrared capacity. He loved the irony that they often flew up to Mt. Baker to test for volcanic activity, right over Mt. Saint Helens. Mohawks had two engines, but he became a member of the single engine club once on a flight over the ocean. He always trusted those pilots to get him safely on the ground. People will remember John as being of good cheer, smiling, teasing, and always curious. He had many wide ranging interests and being an accountant, made files on them all. His files cover: dry stone wall building (a class he and Kristin took). Other files: blue footed boobies, kayaking, bassets, beachcombing, pickelball, fossils, glass fishing floats, sound powered phones, fireflies, sand castle building (he entered with his nephew's family and won!). Anything about the ocean fascinated him. He and Kristin looked for years and finally bought a beach cabin in 1997. The cabin was outfitted with real Navy china, silverware, speaking tubes, flags, navigation instruments, all from real Navy ships. His other big interest was WWII. He visited Normandy, France; Churchill's underground bunker in London; the Resistance museum in Norway; the Occupation museum in Riga; and Anne's Frank's house in Amsterdam where he also attended WWII memorial ceremonies. John and his wife Kristin Nelson Graham were together 40 years. They were partners in raising 9 basset hounds (most rescue dogs}, taking care of rental properties, decorating their beach cabin, planning trips; and caring for his parents, Kristin's mom Jean, and other family members. In the last 15 years they traveled to China, Hong Kong, Norway, Sweden, France, Holland, England, Scotland, Riga, Argentina and Antarctica. Attending events: the Queen's birthday celebration in Holland; the royal wedding in London; New Year's Eve celebrations- on Westminster Bridge, London, and in Times Square NYC, and Seattle Space Needle; the Olympics in Vancouver, and the Cornwall village filming site of Doc Martin. One of his favorite trips involved being in a 100 year storm, with 50 foot waves, off the coast of Norway. He enjoyed a good blackjack table, with friends, and a hot craps table. Finding both on his many trips to Reno with Kristin's cousins and friends. He was a good host, demonstrated each year at the annual McElhinny Tom and Jerry party. John is survived by his wife Kristin; brother Frank Graham (Roseburg), sister Carol Harris (San Diego), nieces, Julie Pang (San Francisco), Karin O'Mahoney (Hawaii); nephews, John Leland and George Leland (San Diego), Clayton Graham (Seattle), Jeremy Graham (Bend), Justin Nelson, (Lexington, OR); and niece Courtney Nelson (Albany, OR), and many great-nieces and great-nephews he enjoyed. He also became family to Kristin's many relatives, to lovely neighbors, to buddies who owned bassets and other dogs, liked to camp, to drink martinis, to ride bikes or go to Sun River or the coast. He was preceded in death by sister, Susan Graham and his parents. A bench in Minto Brown Park in his memory is planned. Contributions can also be given to Oregon Humane Society, Willamette Valley Humane Society, Basset Rescue or a favorite animal organization. The world has lost a lovely human being. Here are a few of his favorite quotes: "Character is What You Are in the Dark"; "Martinis Don't Drink Themselves!"; "If all you have in your toolbox is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."; "There is Nothing So Bad That You Cannot Forgive"; and "Every man's death diminishes me as I am involved in mankind".

Candice Lee (Ely) Stocker passed away December 1st, 2017


Patricia Ann Mormance Thompson passed away in January 2017. She was born in 1947 and transferred to Wilson from David Douglas High School. The activities caption below her 1965 Troyan Senior portrait mentioned Girls League and Honor Roll. She was a long time resident of The Dalles. Disposition was by cremation. There was no service. No obituary was published. Rest in Peace, Patricia.


Leslie Margaret Irwin passed away in 2015. Her sister is Vicki Kunz. Rest in Peace, Leslie.


Gerald (Jerry) Edmond Havnar passed away early Sunday morning, October 25, 2015 at home in Pacifica, shortly after celebrating his 69th birthday. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1946, the son of Clive and Helen Quirk Havnar. Jerry moved to Northern San Mateo county to get away from winter snow and the heat of the summer. Has lived in Pacifica for well over 35 years. Jerry had a quirky sense of humor. He was a teller of long involved stories. He could be gruff, but he adored his grandchildren putting in numerous family hours for Ernesto, loved joking with Nathan and Sophia. He was number one diaper changer and a mountain to be climbed by the children. Cat whisperer extraordinaire. Jerry has served as the webmaster for the Seeley Genealogical Society for years. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Chris, son Charles (Gretel), and grandchildren. He has three brothers in the greater Portland area, Rex, Richard, and Michael. Also survived by numerous cousins and other relatives. Services have been held. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose.


David Darrell Lee passed away on August 15, 2017.


Nickie Ann Jenkins Trant passed away in 2016. She was born in 1947.


Christine Marie Wagner Newton, age 67, of Toledo, Oregon, died May 10, 2015 at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. Christine was born on September 13, 1947. She transferred to Wilson High School from Washington High School. She was active as a Cafe Assistant and in Pep Club. In later years she resided in South Beach Oregon. Here is her Senior Portrait from the 1965 Troyan. Rest in Peace, Christine.


Dennis Dean "Beanie" Koberstein passed away in 2014. He was born 7 Dec 1946 in Corvallis. He attended Multnomah Grade School, graduating in 1961, and Wilson High School, graduating in 1965. He married Ella Dianne Johnson in 1968 and Laura Dean Page in 1987. He passed away at the VA Hospital in Portland on 19 May 2014. He was cremated. His ashes were scattered at his favorite fishing spot on the Alsea River. Rest in Peace, Dennis.


Kathryn Ann Osborn passed away on May 22, 2018. She was born on November 11, 1947 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Richard and Shirley Osborn. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High school in 1965 and went on to the University of Oregon where she earned her bachelors and master degrees. She was a beloved teacher and mentor at Charlemagne Elementary School. Kathryn's interests were vast and her talents incomparable. She is survived by her sister, Holiday Osborn-Thomas and countless lifetime friends. There will be a private memorial service in her honor.


Barbara Kohnle passed away in August 2016.


Stephen Craig Merrick passed away on May 21st 2019, at the age of 71. He was born in Portland, OR on August 20, 1947, to Maury and Doris Merrick; and grew up in the South West Portland area. He attended Wilson High School and went on to Portland State and Oregon State University, where he earned his degrees and became a pharmacist. Steve worked as a pharmacist in Bend, Oregon where he raised his family and later moved to Salem, Oregon. After retiring in Salem, he spent his time with friends, family, and grandchildren. Steve's passions in life were being with his wife Inger and being surrounded by family. He loved Central Oregon with the mountains and lakes; creating things with wood; fishing; and being a collector of many things, mainly guitars and boats. Steve is proceeded in death by his father, mother, and sister Darcy. He is survived by his wife Inger, son Andrew, (Katy), daughter Linnea, (Jason) and his 5 grandchildren, Hans, Mariana, Sam, Jack, and Abigail, and his brothers, Mike Merrick, Pat Merrick, and sister Maureen. A celebration of his life will be held at the Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service on Saturday June 15th at 2:00 pm. 605 Commercial St. SE, Salem, Or 97301.


Steven Allen Maaranen passed away June 2019.  He was born in 1947 and was married to Denise Hinton ‘65.  Both Steve and Denise graduated from Collins View School, Class of 1961, and Wilson High School, Class of 1965.  The Maaranens have been living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


John H. Zuber age 72, passed away July 7, 2019 at his home in Boerne, Texas.  John was born January 18, 1947 to Fred H. Zuber and Helen Zuber of Portland.  He attended Wilson High School class of 1965 and Portland State University.  John served in the United States Army during Vietnam and in 1967 was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked for the family construction business, Zuber Bros. and in 1983 started his own company John H. Zuber Construction.  John’s concrete work can be seen all over the Portland metro area including Multnomah Falls.  John loved his family, horseback riding, being outdoors, teaching Karate and a good joke.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey Zuber; sister, Rosemary Morton; his five children, Tami Black, Joe Zuber, Sophia Zuber, Johnny Zuber, Isabella Zuber; and eight grandchildren.  There was a memorial service on August 10, 2019 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukie, Oregon. A celebration of John’s life followed immediately after.  The family encouraged western attire including cowboy hats.


Michael C. Ramsby (Mike) was born in Portland to Robert Ramsby and Ruth (Brown) Ramsby on June 26, 1947. He passed away IN 2016 peacefully at home, 18 years after retiring and being diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. Mike is survived by his wife Julie Jackson; son Scott (Helen, and grandson Ender); daughter Dianne (Mike); and stepchildren Bill (Terra, granddaughter Christine) Jackson, Ben Bolen, Brooke Jackson (Nate Winegardner, granddaughter Kylea). Over the last five years, Mike sought out and reunited with many old friends. Those included childhood friends from Wilson High; fraternity brothers from Oregon State University, and Oregon State Police colleagues. The continuing contact and support from friends over his last several months was heartwarming. Mike was a Navy veteran, an air traffic controller in Key West and on the USS Independence. His career in OSP began in Coos Bay, where he moved from patrol to investigations. The District Attorney and FBI awarded Mike commendations for his work. With a promotion to Sergeant, the Ramsby family (Mike, Virginia, Scott, and Dianne) moved to Salem in 1988. Mike worked in Lottery Security, and later at OSP headquarters. He managed a variety of units and was the Interpol contact for Oregon. A lover of Oregon's beautiful outdoors, Mike enjoyed the coast, valley, forests, and desert. He was a scuba diver in high school and later. He was a sailor, and a member of the Coos Bay Yacht Club. In 2012 Mike and Julie found their perfect home on two acres east of Woodburn with a view across fields to the Cascades. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. (Suggestions: Mike enjoyed Oregon Public Broadcasting, and was helped by Parkinsons Resources of Oregon.) Celebration of Life was held September 11, 2016, at Wooden Shoe Farms. Mike wanted this to be a festive occasion, and requested everyone wear colors, Hawaiian shirts, tie-dye, or the like.


Shelley McDaniel '71 reported that Bob Brisbin '66 passed away on Nov. 5 2020. In the photo from left to right in looking at photo these are 3 Wilson alumni: Bob Brisbin, Robert Veatch, and Trevor Fisk. Robert and Trevor are missing Bob. The three of them were the best of friends.


George William Young passed away Nov. 6, 2022 at his home in Rockaway Beach. Born ON Sept. 14, 1948 in Wisconsin to Walter and Lucille Young, George's family relocated West shortly after and he spent the rest of his life as an Oregonian. He attended Robert Gray Grade School and Wilson High School, where he made lifelong friends and excelled at sports, making the all-city team in football. Even though George took the scenic route through higher education while at the University of Oregon, he enjoyed telling people that it only took him five terms to graduate: Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. A jack of many trades – bartender, commercial fisherman, tree planter, among others – George eventually chose teaching and obtained his masters from Lewis & Clark College. He taught history at Roosevelt High School, where he also coached football and wrestling. In 2007, George married his longtime sweetheart, Christie Gronquist '69, and they built their dream home atop a hill in Rockaway Beach. Retiring in 2008 they moved to the coast where they enjoyed fishing, clamming, and watching gorgeous ocean sunsets from their deck. Through retirement, George substitute taught and coached at Neahkah-Nie High School He cherished his lifelong friendships and participated in a rotisserie baseball league with some of them for well over 30 years. A devoted Oregon Duck, George also loved his books, his baseball, and his beer. George made friends wherever he went, was loved by many, and he will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William; and brother, James. George is survived by his wife, Christie; stepdaughter, Morgan Agreda; and beloved dog, Roxy. A celebration of life will be held in the new year.


Michael Moylett passed away on April 4, 2014 at the age of 69 in Gresham, Oregon, as a result of a traffic accident. He was born on November 4, 1944 in Portland to Lawrence and Elizabeth Moylett. He grew up in Multnomah (Southwest Portland). In school, he was an excellent wrestler. He was an independent person who, at age 18, left home for California, where he met and married his wife, Estela Menera, in 1972. They returned to Portland where Michael worked for the United States Postal Service for over 35 years, retiring in 2013. They chose to adopt Adriana, an infant who richly blessed their lives. She was the pride of Michael's life and he loved, defended and cared deeply for his little girl. Michael was a devoted husband and father. He was a great story teller and a funny jokester. Michael enjoyed fishing, camping, the outdoors and was very proud of his fifth wheel RV. He was entertaining and was a fun person to be with. He will be deeply missed by his family and those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Estela, and their daughter, Adriana, both of Gresham; brothers, Larry (Barbara) of Beaverton, Steve of West Linn, Peter of Surprise, Ariz., and Chris of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center who is caring for the family. Condolences may be left at: www.dallastribute.com. "You know what I mean."


Edward James Meaney lost his long battle with heart disease Sept. 11, 2020. Ed was born in Portland on March 1, 1948 and grew up the middle child of three sons. He attended St. Thomas More, All Saints, Jesuit, Wilson, University of Portland and University of Oregon. Many schools lead to lifelong friends. Traveling several western states working for Aspen Sports, Ed took advantage of snow skiing while representing Allsop ski bindings. Because he enjoyed the crisp mountain air of Sun Valley, he returned many times to snow ski and water ski in the warmer months. The love of water skiing led to a life on the water living on a houseboat on the Willamette for 15 years. Early morning skiing with friends when the water was like glass was a good way to start the day according to Ed. He joined Macadam Forbes in 1981 as a commercial Real Estate Broker. He was a true raconteur who was charming, amusing and full of anecdotes and stories which endeared him to all in the industry. It earned him a bond of mutual affection and trust. Office holiday parties were not complete without a performance of his favorite Irish jokes. Ed was also president of Portland Executives Association, a business support group in 2002. A 50 year member of Multnomah Athletic Club, Ed participated in Squash and Karate. He volunteered on many committees over the years and was elected to the Board of Trustees from 2000-2002. He was a six day a week Early Bird, and never missed a Tuesday pitch game with close friends. He picked up the game of golf with enthusiasm becoming a member of Columbia Edgewater Country Club and Astoria Golf and Country Club. U of O duck fan beyond reason, he planned life around football season. He was for better or worse a true armchair quarterback. Steadfast and dedicated to his team.
In 2005 Ed and Liz bought a cottage in Gearhart, Ore., where they spent most weekends and became a part of the fabric of the community. There was the gathering of friends around the firepit where laughter was the best entertainment on a summer's evening. He was a loyal person with a positive attitude full of energy and ideas. Birthday calls and Veteran's Day calls to thank friends for their service to our country were not to be missed. He loved his dinner group of 40 plus years with high school and college friends. They never got tired of hearing the same stories and shared experiences. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Liz; stepdaughters, Kelley Weigel (Brian Hoop), Heather Weigel; and grandson, Quinn Hoop; brothers, Tom Meaney (Rae Meaney) and Phil Meaney (Chris Meaney); and niece, Shana. Ed was a loving presence in his family. A life well lived. Irish to the core and will me missed immensely.


Michael Carey Roberg passed away on May 25, 1990.  He was born on August 7, 1948.  Mike graduated from Wilson High School in 1966. Mike graduated from Portland State University in 1970 with a degree in history. He went on to work for the Oregon State Police until his death in 1990. He was an active fisherman and lived for a brief time in St Helens, Government Camp and Tumalo, Oregon. Mike is survived by his brother Jeff '65 and sister-in-law Ann E. King/Roberg '67.


John Raymond Halling, 71, passed away at his residence in Camas, Wash., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, after a short battle with a rare neurological disease. John was born Nov. 16, 1948 in Portland. His mother, Dorothy Upham and father, Ellis Halling; and brother, Gary Halling, preceded him in death. John graduated from Wilson High School in Portland and attended Portland State University. John married Caroline Finney in 1993 and relocated to Bellevue, Wash., for his position with GE Capital Corporation. He later held positions with Huling Brothers, Good Chevrolet, Husky/Idealease and RWC/Idealease in the Seattle area. Most recently, after relocating to the Camas area, he worked at Summit Body & Equipment in Portland. John had a passion for snow skiing, boating, traveling and home projects with his wife Caroline. John is survived by his spouse, Caroline; her family; his two kitties, Milo and Cody; countless friends; many associates from his years in Sales both locally and nationally; as well as his daughter; and his stepfather, Roger Upham. Due to social distancing restrictions, a memorial gathering will be planned for a future date. His wife Caroline extends her gratitude and appreciation for all the support from our many friends, family and business associates. She extends special gratitude to Ted Croce and Katie Smith. He will be greatly missed by all.


Charles Edward "Chuck" Corrigan died peacefully at home Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, of metastatic brain cancer. In 2017 he was diagnosed with throat cancer caused by HPV. After successful treatment and remission, in early 2019 he learned the cancer had metastasized to his brain. Chuck was born on October 18, 1948 in Bakersfield, Calif. His family moved from Alhambra, Calif., to Portland in 1958 when his father was transferred by Southern Pacific Railroad to a position as District Claims Agent. As a new student at Robert Gray Elementary, Chuck fell in with sidekicks George Young and Joe Morris, who became lifelong friends. Chuck played sports year-round and was on teams sponsored by Grandma's Cookies, Alpenrose Dairy and Reed Electric. He lettered in baseball and football at Wilson High. His first paying job was taking inventory at the Hillsdale Piggly Wiggly. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Upon graduation, he was appointed an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS Reeves (DLG-24). As a line officer, he made a Western Pacific Tour to Vietnam and upon return applied for and was granted an honorable discharge as a Conscientious Objector. He was discharged in 1971 as a Lieutenant (junior grade). He became a VISTA volunteer serving as a paralegal at Multnomah County Legal Aid, working with some of the best lawyers in Portland. Chuck graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1976 and served as Directing Attorney of the Evergreen Legal Services offices in Walla Walla and Vancouver. From 1981 to 1984, he worked at the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland. He was then Chief of Staff to Multnomah County Commissioner Caroline Miller, a mentor and lifelong close friend. In 1985 he began an over 20-year stint at O'Donnell Ramis Elliot & Crew and successor partnerships where he served as Chair of the Litigation Department, specializing in commercial litigation. In 2006, he started his own firm, Corrigan ADR, focusing on mediation and arbitration. He was approved as a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem by the Oregon Supreme Court and continued working until shortly before his death. He volunteered as pro bono counsel representing victims of domestic abuse, among others, and served as counsel to Transition Projects, Inc., a non-profit that helps Portland's homeless secure housing. His fantasy baseball team, the Chuckers, was perennially in the basement of the Frank Peters Memorial League, comprised of owners who graduated from Robert Gray and Capitol Hill grade schools. He took great encouragement from the Capitol Hill owners in their struggle to overcome the stigma of having been identified as remedial learners. He enjoyed a whiskey and beer at the end of the day and ended many days at Cassidy's Restaurant and Bar making favorite memories and best friends. Chuck was married for 33 never-dull years to the feisty and redoubtable Robin Davis Corrigan, who, after caring for her mother for seven years, selflessly assumed the role of Chuck's caregiver throughout his illness. He was fiercely proud of his daughters and didn't miss an opportunity to brag about them, sometimes awkwardly, as in writing his obituary. Larkin, 27, graduated from Pomona College. Before returning to Portland to take care of Chuck in his final months, she was press secretary at Restore Public Trust, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit that works to hold the administration accountable. Lanie, 24, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Claremont McKenna College and is a first-year student at Stanford Law. Before law school, Lanie worked on the communications team at American Oversight, a nonpartisan government ethics watchdog in Washington, D.C. Over the years, Chuck enjoyed editing unnecessary words out of Larkin's and Lanie's school papers. He lived with his family in historic Ladd's Addition, where he routinely got lost even years after moving there. Chuck was lucky to live on the North Garden in Ladd's, a great neighborhood with great neighbors. A special thanks to Ladd's Addition legend Billy Ryan for an always stimulating three-decade front-porch friendship, livened by conversations about neighborhood gossip, politics and point-spread predictions. Chuck was predeceased by the world's best-ever parents, mother, Harriet Larkin Barnard Porter Corrigan and father, Phillip Henry Corrigan; stepmother, Elva Love Corrigan; sister, Joanna Mary Corrigan; brother-in-law, Hall Evans; and mother-in-law, Mara Davis. In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by brothers, George Corrigan (Jeanne), John Corrigan (Janice Finckbone); nephew, Russ Corrigan; great-nephew, Grayson Corrigan; beloved in-laws, David R. Davis M.D., David Huw Davis (Maryellen Johnson), Alexa Davis; niece, Evelyn Davis; nephew, Peter Davis (Go Islanders!); and feline best friend Jojo White Corrigan. Chuck and his family wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to the consummate and compassionate professionals on his exceptional Providence Cancer Care team, Providence Palliative Care team and finally, Providence Hospice team. In addition, the family's gratitude goes to the committed and professional staff of CNAs, CMAs, nurses, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists at Laurelhurst Village Skilled Nursing Facility.
A private memorial will be held. Remembrances may be made to Transition Projects, Inc. or the Campaign for Equal Justice, which funds Oregon's legal aid programs. For more information on identifying and treating throat cancers caused by HPV, see: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/basic_info/hpv_oropharyngeal.htm. Chuck strongly encouraged all parents to get the HPV vaccine for their children.


Janet Lynn Barnett Mecklem passed away September 9, 2005. She was a third generation Portlander and only child, was born February 29, 1948, to Harry and Ethel Barnett.  Jan lost her courageous battle against melanoma.  Jan is survived by Daniel Mecklem, her adoring husband of 37 years; their daughter, Carrie Mecklem Wanstall; her husband, Aaron; and Rusty the cat.  Jan attended Robert Gray Elementary School, graduated from Wilson High School and Oregon College of Education, and attended Lewis and Clark.  Set up by friends at OCE, Jan Married Danny June 15, 1968, gaining not only an amazing husband but the large family of her dreams.  Danny’s three brothers became her “brothers, their wives, her sisters”. Jan’s family grew to include six nephews, six nieces, three great-nieces, three great-nephews, and one great-great nice.  But the best addition to their family was the birth of their daughter, Carrie.  Jan’s favorite day, as she struggled to beat cancer, was Carrie’s wedding to Aaron.  It was a day that surrounded them with love of family and friends.  In the early 1970s Jan taught high school English in Lake Oswego and Gladstone where was the favorite baseball fan.  Moves from Boise to Corvallis to Southern California brought new and successful careers, but writing mystery novels, as she did in her spare time, was always her dream.  Writing was Jan’s dream, but the Oregon coast was her joy.  She spent as much time as possible at their home in Manzanita with friends and family.  When not at the beach, Jan also enjoyed watching, writing about, and photographing ice skating, reading great books, OSU football, nations to Hawaii, and sleeping in late.  Jan will be remembered for her sense of humor and gift of language that erupted in unsurpassable wit.  She always had an open door, a shoulder to lean on, and advice that everybody sought.  She was an astonishing mother and wife full of devotion, friendship, and heart.  Jan will leave with us the vision of her beauty, the sound of her laughter, the pleasure of her friendship, the awe of her knowledge, the respect of her courage, and the touch of her love.  A memorial service was held September 22, 2005 in Portland.


Gary N. Young was killed in combat in Vietman on February 7, 1969. Click this link to read an article by The Oregonian honoring Gary and his daughter: http://www.hmm-364.org/1969/young-gn2.html. Also, follow this link to read more about Gary and his service to our country:


Shelley McDaniel '71 reported that Bob Brisbin '66 passed away on Nov. 5 2020. In the photo from left to right in looking at photo these are 3 Wilson alumni: Bob Brisbin, Robert Veatch, and Trevor Fisk. Robert and Trevor are missing Bob. The three of them were the best of friends.


Dennis O'Dell '66 passed away May 11, 2010 at the age of 61 at his home in Warren, under the care of his loving wife, family members and Legacy Hospice. Born July 11, 1948, to Ray and Shirley O'Dell in Portland, Dennis was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. He graduated from Wilson High School in Portland in 1966 and attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. During his school days, he played the accordion and trumpet and also played soccer and baseball. In anticipation of turning 16, Dennis worked many part-time jobs, earning enough money to purchase his first car, a "three-on-the-tree" 1954 Plymouth Belvedere, which sparked his lifelong passion for cars. In 1968, Dennis began a long and dedicated career with Western Bancorp which, through many mergers and acquisitions, ultimately became Wells Fargo & Co. Dennis earned numerous awards and received much intensive training in his career as systems analyst for the information technology division. He was devoted to his position at the bank and retired just last year. After struggling with drugs and alcohol in his 20s and early 30s, Dennis found sobriety in 1982. He worked diligently on his recovery and in 1986 he had the honor of serving as chairperson of the Columbia River Young Peoples Roundup. He met many of his lifelong friends in recovery and this was always an integral part of who he was. Dennis suffered from liver disease later in life, eventually necessitating a liver transplant. A partial transplant on Feb. 14, 2003, from a live donor, his dear friend Robert, gave him the gift of more than seven wonderful years. In that time, he married his beautiful wife, Susan Barnes, June 11, 2006, and they have spent their lives together in the country in Warren. He was also able to continue his employment, enjoy 34 years as a Portland Trail Blazer season ticket holder, golf, ski, take pleasure in home improvement projects and make his famous blueberry waffles for the family every Mother's Day. Dennis and Susan loved to travel with their good friends to Cancun, Mexico, and Sedona, Ariz., where they spent numerous weeks each year. On one of their recent trips to Mexico they experienced the adventure of their lives being caught in Hurricane Wilma, where they were holed-up in a crowded, makeshift shelter for more than four days. Dennis is survived by his wife, Susan; father and mother, Ray and Shirley; brothers, Stephen (Hilary) of Redondo Beach, Calif., and his four grown children and David (Debie) and his four children of Hokenson, Wash.; grandson Evan; and five stepchildren and their children. Dennis was predeceased by his sister, Laura. We will all miss Dennis' passion, persistence and tenacity through adversity; his incredible wit and humor; and his love for his wife, Susan; grandson, Evan; his family; and friends. A celebration of Dennis' life was held Friday, May 14, 2010, in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3405 S.W. Alice St., Portland, OR 97219. Condolences to the family may be made at www.columbiafh.com. Remembrances to a charity of choice. Published in The Oregonian on May 14, 2010


We lost Wayne Twitchell '66 who passed away from cancer on September 16, 2010. He was a big-league pitcher, storyteller, mentor, Major leaguer, and Oregon Hall of Famer from Wilson High. Wayne was 62. There was a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in the Multnomah Presbyterian Church. Wayne is survived by his wife Barbara and sons and Wilson graduates, Patrick '98 and Matthew '94. Mike Clopton, Wilson baseball coach was quoted in an article by Aaron Frentress as saying that Wayne Twitchell "was a great story teller. Very quiet and unassuming for a guy that had achieved what most kids wanted to. Giving instead of taking. He made the game real simple so the kids would understand it. He was very calming for the pitchers."  As Dwight Jaynes posted in his blog, "We lost a great one last week". Click here to read more about this former star pitcher for Wilson High: Portland Tribune by Stephen Alexander; The Oregonian by Aaron Frentress; Dwight Jaynes' blog.

Barry Michael Lewis '66 of Lincoln City died January 1, 2011, at his home. He was 62. Barry was born May 22, 1948, in Portland, to Jean and Shirley (Metzger) Lewis.

Kent Frutiger '66 passed away on March 20, 2011 at the age of 62.  Kent was born on March 30, 1948 and passed away in his hometown of Portland. After serving in the Vietnam War, Kent became a local small business owner. He owned A-Ball Plumbing Supply and was an active member of the East Portland Rotary club. Kent is survived by his mother, Kathleen; former wife, Jan; sister, Jeanie '69; children, Jason, Roger, and Elizabeth '00; and one grand- daughter. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Foundation of East Portland Rotary Club.

Peter Reynolds passed away from cancer on February 19, 2012 at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife, Denene '66; son, Peter Jr. "Kip" and his wife, Marti; daughter, Tiffany Krake '91 and her husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Carson, Cameron, Lexi, Peyton, Nolan, Monee and Kaylee; and siblings, Sue and her husband, Mike, John Eric, Dan and his wife, Cynthia, Mark and his wife, Jill; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John; his mother, Helen; and his sister, Anne. According to The Oregonian, Pete was born in Portland on May 5, 1948 and married Denene Schriber, his 1966 Wilson High School classmate. After a four-year stint in the Air Force, he and Denene settled in Portland. In 1984, he started his own insurance agency, Barnes and Reynolds, where his daughter joined him in 1994. His personal touch in business made his clients into longtime friends. Pete combined his love of family and enthusiasm for sports by coaching his children's baseball and softball teams for over 10 years. When his grandchildren began to play, he never missed a game. He was a major sponsor for Southwest Portland Little League as well as many other Northwest charities. Fitness and sports were always important to him. He ran marathons including the Boston, New York, Portland, Seattle and The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. After his marathon days were over, biking became his passion. He never missed an opportunity to go to the gym or bike with his buddies, even after he started chemotherapy. Together, he and Denene enjoyed collecting coins, tinkering with cars and spending time with their grandchildren. Pete was also a legendary gardener; he refined his talents for vegetables and fruit over the years - to the enjoyment of his family and neighbors. Pete was a loving, strong, determined man and all of these traits made him the best husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend that anyone could ask for. He will be missed by more people than he could possibly have fathomed. Anyone who knew him can say that they were better for having him in their life. He was a devoted husband, proud father and grandfather and a fiercely loyal friend. Blessings on Pete, who so richly blessed us all. The memorial service was held on February 24, 2012, at the World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland. In lieu of flowers, kindly send contributions to Southwest Portland Little League (P.O. Box 19714, Portland, OR 97280-9714 or www.swpll.org) to create the Pete Reynolds Memorial Field at Markham Elementary School.

Janet Clark passed away on January 22, 2015. Born on November 4, 1948, she grew up S.W. Portland (Fulton Park neighborhood) in the house built by her father Harry L. Clark for his family: wife Nadine, daughter Janet and son Bruce. This small neighborhood built life long friends amongst the kids. The neighborhood kids (Janet’s friends today) learned to ride bikes together, and they all slept out during the summer in their backyards, counting the shooting stars and marveling at the countless stars in the Milky Way, which was still visible at that time. They attended Fulton Park School (1-5 grades), Multnomah Elementary, and Woodrow Wilson High School. These neighborhood friends include: Beverly, Kenny, Russell, Claudia, Bruce, Priscilla, and Jill. After High School, Jan joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Era. She was stationed at the Oakland Army Depot in Oakland, CA for her term of Service. This is where Jan met her life partner, Maureen McCann. Jan and Maureen retuned to Portland at the completion of her service with the Army. Jan and Maureen purchased a home in North Portland (near Interstate and Going) where they lived there for many years, raising their daughter Rhonda McCann. Jan’s first job after the Army was for her cousin Mike Maurice’s taxidermy and mail order art supply business, Reel Trophy. Jan worked for Michael until he closed the business. Following she had retail clerk positions including at Shucks Auto, and Lloyd Center Liquor. Jan was always a hard-worker, and well liked wherever she worked. Unfortunately Jan encountered some health issues and lost one leg. This past fall she found out she had a kidney tumor. December 5th she underwent a procedure to remove the cancerous kidney, but sadly her health deteriorated after the procedure, and she learned her cancer had spread to her liver. She remained in the hospital until peacefully passing on January 11, 2015. Her care by the hospital staff and nurses at Emanuel Hospital was the most amazing and loving. We cannot thank them enough for their help during these last moments of Jan’s life. Jan spent her last days surrounded by an amazing healthcare team and loving friends and family. Bruce and Tom Maurice spent the last three days of Jan's presence in this life in constant attendance, her grandson Nick was also present at her passing. Jan is survived by daughter Rhonda Collins (McCann), grandsons Nicholas McCann and Kevin Marshall, aunt Jean Clark, brother Bruce Clark and his wife Denese and family: Lisa (Clark), Jessica Merrick (Clark), and Ian Clark, cousins: Don Clark, Mary Lou Beck (Clark), Raymond Clark, Laurinda Andrist (Clark), Jean Wright, Lawrence Wright, Bonnie Wright, Michael Maurice, Margaret Stillwell (Maurice), Tom Maurice, and David Maurice. Jan was preceded in death by her life-partner Maureen McCann, parents Harry L. and Nadine T. Clark, grandparents Emery L. and Anna D. Clark, Horace R. and Mildred I. Chaney, aunts and uncles: Roy A. and Edna M. Clark, Harold E. and Vera Mary Clark, Vera Wright (Clark), Mildred Kern (Clark), and Lewis E. Clark, Gordon L. and Dorothy L. Maurice, and cousins: Richard Kern, John E. Clark, and Bonnie Wright. In loving memory of Jan and per her wishes, we will spread her ashes with Maureen’s at the Oregon Coast. There was a celebration of Jan's life at the Multnomah Arts Center on February 14, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, in loving memory of Janet (Jan) Ann Clark.

Michael Anthony Munsen died April 2, 2016, from natural causes at the age of 68. He was born March 19, 1948, in San Diego. His parents, Ralph and Shirley Munsen, preceded him in death. The family moved to Portland in the early 1950s. Mike, his older brother and younger sister enjoyed a childhood ripe with outdoor adventure. Mike graduated from Wilson High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Navy and after his discharge lived and worked in various states, including Wyoming and Utah. He moved back to the Portland area in 1990 and lived in Beaverton. At the time of his death, Mike was a truck driver for Coast Pavement Services. He worked for the company for more than 25 years. For a couple of months each winter, Mike would vacation at his house in Teacapan, Mexico, enjoying the warm weather, fishing and attempting to learn a bit more Spanish. He was an avid sports fan, supporting all the Northwest schools and teams, but especially the Oregon Ducks. Mike is survived by eight children and 15 grandchildren, most of them living in Utah; his brother, Mel Munsen (Cheryl), Victoria, B.C.; and sister, Marsha Cutter (Tom), Vancouver. He also had many nieces and nephews. All of us will miss his gentle nature and kind spirit. Rest in peace. Arrangements are by Springer and Son.


Private First Class (PFC) Peter Merrill Shepherd was killed in the line of duty on June 6, 1968 in Quang Tri, Vietnam. He was born on Novembmer 23, 1947 and is the son of Peter D. Shepherd and Jane L. Shepherd of Portland Oregon. Pete graduated from Wilson High School in June 1966 and enlisted in the US Marine Corps on July 6, 1967 in Portland. He arrived in Vietnam on December 8, where he was assigned for duty and served with Company E, 2d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF. During the month of June the Battalion continued to occupy and defend strong points in northern Quang Tri Province and participate in Operation KENTUCKY under the operational control of the 9th Marines. On June 6, a reinforced platoon from Company E made contact with a large enemy force in the vicinity of Nam Dong near the junction of route 561 and 606 in Cam Lo District. Reinforcements arrived at the scene of the battle by the time the enemy withdrew the Marines had suffered fourteen men killed in the action and eleven were wounded. One of the casualties was PFC Peter Shepherd, he was killed in action from hostile rifle fire. Thank you to US Marine Corps Veteran Victor Vilionis for creating this post: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=154184811.


Randall Craig Jeremiah was born on April 8, 1948 and graduated from Wilson in 1966. He joined the military and served as Rank, PFC in the Marine Corps and was killed in action May 30 1968, Quang Tri province Vietnam.

Georgiann Ray Ware Davis Garcia went missing on January 15, 2015 from her home community in Baja Mexico. She is missing and presumed dead after an altercation with her tenant. Georgiann is survived by her son John Walter Davis of Palm Springs, California and her sister Leann Ware Garrison '72 of Banks, Oregon. To read more:


Carol Anne Bennett passed away April 12, 2018 from a series of chronic health problems. She was born on February 24, 1949. Carol's devotion, loyalty and generosity to her family and friends was limitless. After designing and completing her dream home she became well-known for her inclusive summer barbecues and holiday parties. Her guests were also treated to lively conversations fueled by her intellect and non stop and quick sense of humor. A member of Mensa, Carol's brilliance spanned an encyclopedic range derived in part from her extensive library that continued expanding beyond her available bookshelf space. From the arts and music to languages, from American, British, Russian and French history to World Wars I and II, her mind never rested. She explored learning with a passion, mastering calligraphy, knitting and cross-stitching, solving crossword and Sudoku puzzles and succeeding in her daily Jeopardy challenge. She was a renaissance person who, had she the chance, would have spent a greater part of her life in Europe. She took great delight in treating family and friends to experiencing Europe through her eyes, sharing her wealth of historical and cultural knowledge in a way that had her travel companions seeing cities and sites as if with a trained tour guide. Carol knew and consumed all sports, in particular those related to Oregon State, her alma mater, as well as the San Francisco 49ers and the Portland Trailblazers. The youngest of three incredible women, Carol passed away leaving her sister, Sharon (Betich) East as the last surviving member of the Roy and Shirley Betich family; her eldest sister, Linda Luce having preceded her in death. Carol's passing is a most painful loss to her sister, Sharon who, throughout their lives, was Carol's dedicated and at times protective big sister. She will be missed by her sister, Sharon (Gary); her niece, Emelie East (Dominik); her nephew, David East (Alana); and her great-niece, Evelyn Patricia East; along with extended family and friends. Remembrances are suggested to Oregon Arthritis Foundation and Oregon State University. 

Date of death unknown. Janet died of melanoma.


Cherri Varisco sadly informs us that her brother, Terry Varisco has passed away on January 27, 2024. He was born on March 10, 1948. Terry fought a brave battle with cancer. He is survived with his loving wife, Bonnie and his son Rusty and three amazing grandsons. Terry enlisted in the US Army in 1967 for three years. He did his basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington. Terry trained at Fort Rucker, Alabama to be a Single Rotor Turbine Helicopter Mechanic and Crew Chief. Served with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company at Camp Holloway in Pleiku in the central highlands. Also with the 155th Assault Helicopter Company at Buon Ma Thout. After his Vietnam service he was assigned to the 194 Armored Brigade at Fort Knox Kentucky for the rest of his enlistment.

Robert Allan
John Allen
Robert Allen
Michael Amey
David Anderson
Georgeanne Barlow Porter (Gilbert)
Bonita Bergstrom
Susan Berneck
Stephen Biethan
Michael Black
R. Carl Blakeslee
Carolyn Sue Bresnan
George (Mike) Browning
Wayne Bullock
Rey Cabral
James Carney
Lawrence Carroll
Margaret Chrysler Barnes
Donald Cook
Sharon Cornell
Joyce Coutant
Barrett Cuddeback
Dayle Dalton
Denise Deibele
James DuBois
Susan Edwards McGuire (Gary)
Tom Fitch
John Flink
Gregory Franklin
Sandra Friberg Ball
Paul Frisch
Kent Frutiger
Timothy Gallagher
William Gano
Theodore Gibb
Layton Gillaspie
Gary Greene
Samuel Haralampus
Marsha Hillibrand
Gary Hopper
Robert Howard
Robert Huhtala
Michael Jeffries
Richard Katterman
Leslie Kaufman
Betty King Mangum
Vernon Kleinman
John Kruse
Rhonda Larsen Massey
Peggy Larson Garcia
Larry Laurens
Larry Lettiere
Timothy Lewis
Steven Loyland
John Lukens
Barbara MacBean
Richard MacKay
Dan Maitland
Lorraine Majors Werstlein
John (Ross) Marsh
Susan McArthur
Michael McCurty
Kenneth McGuire
Patricia McLain Hill
David McMullin
James Meredith
Nancy Merlevede
John Molnik
Marcia (Sue) Moorman
Marsha (Munsen) Cutter
Constance Newvine
Michael Oliverio
Gary Olson
Linda Olson Juckett
Dr. Anne Marian Pasero
Michel Patrick
Donald Perry
James Pieper
Susan Poplack
Margaret Prentice
Ronald Raz
Linda Stricker Russ
Kathleen Rutherford Marzolla
Elizabeth Samson
Katherine See Drake
Gary Sever
Craig Severin
Kathryn Sharrer
Patrick Shore
David Skoko
Sharon Smith
Sherie Smith Tengbergen
Patricia Sposito
Christine Spring Oester
Larry Stewart
Patrick Stier
Gordon Stotler
Cynthia Swayze
Eric Sweet
Terry Swenson
Michael Tobias
Jean Triplett Green
Thomas True
Jon Van Wagoner
Judith Walker
Wimberly Warren
Roderick Weinberg
Susan Welch
Daniel White
Lewis Zenk
David Zinck
Susan Katheryn Walsh


Dr. Anne Marian Pasero passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, after seven courageous years battling cancer, surrounded in the warmth and comfort of her family. She is survived by her loving son, Anthony Pasero-O'Malley; her brothers, Mark (Sharon) and Jim '75; nephews, Brian, Scott, Nicholas; and niece, Jane. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph O'Malley; and her brother, John '71 (Jeanne). She was dearly beloved by her extended family as well as her colleagues, students, friends, and her Bay View neighbors. Anne was born in Portland, Oregon on March 26, 1949 and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967. She continued her education pursuing a B.A. in Spanish at the University of Washington and M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Southern California. Her studies included multiple Romance languages along with Arabic. During her high school and college years she represented her schools participating in competitive tennis. Anne taught at the University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College). She then began her extensive academic career at Marquette University where she remained until her retirement in the winter of 2024, rising from assistant to associate to full professor. She also served as Chair for the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department. Anne was the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including the inaugural Association for Marquette University Women Distinguished Professor in 2021. Along with her teaching career, Anne had a passion and dedication for Golden Age literature, Spanish women playwrights, and poetry. She recently published book-length translations of works by the Spanish essayist and poet Clara Janés. Anne loved to travel and spent many years abroad in Spain as the Resident Director for the Marquette Madrid Study Program. Throughout the years, she was admired and respected by her students for whom she felt a great affection. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors, for whom she cared deeply. Anne was known for her generosity of spirit, gentle nature, and kindness and care for others. She had a quick wit and a wry sense of humor. She will be deeply missed and remembered by everyone whose life she touched in one way or another, from Milwaukee, Spain, and Portland. Click here to read "Marquette University mourns the loss of Dr. Anne Pasero" -
The family would like to dedicate a special thank you to Zilber Family Hospice for their compassion and care during the final days of Anne's life. A Celebration of Anne's Life will take place at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 10am-12pm. Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zilber Family Hospice and the Wisconsin Humane Society. Anne’s mother, Jeanne Pasero passed away December 16, 2002.  Her father, George Pasero (sports columnist) passed away March 6, 1997.

Claudia Herren (Cannon) ’67 passed away January 2021.  She lived in Redmond, Oregon.


Susan, 71, peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Tucson, Ariz.Susan was born on May 13, 1949 in Omaha, Neb., to Dr. and Mrs. John R. Walsh. The Family moved to Portland about 1959. She graduated from Wilson High School and Lewis & Clark College in Portland. She married Ralf "John" Thielen and they lived in Portland, moving to Anchorage, Alaska, Woodinville, Wash., and Tucson, Ariz. John Predeceased Susan. Susan worked for Dillards and SAS in Tucson. She had a great sense of humor, loved to read and crochet, was a good cook and mother. She often said her best treasures were her children, Jeff and Kate. She leaves behind her son, Jeff Thielen (Tracy) of Tucson; daughter, Kate Verdugo (Mike) of Tucson. Walsh siblings in Oregon are brothers, Mike of Pacific City and Rich (Dorothy) of Ashland; sisters, Mare (Dr. Bryan Peterson) of Portland and Kass of Hillsboro. Due to Covid, there was no service.

Marsha Louise Munsen Cutter was born on February 26, 1949 in San Diego, CA. She passed away on December 10, 2017, aged 68) in Pocatello, Idaho.

Michael Richard Tobias was on July 20, 1949. He passed away on February 11, 1990 in Washington County, Oregon.


Rhonda Rae Larsen-Massey passed away November 4, 2004 at the age of 55.  She was born on August 23, 1949.  She graduated from Wilson High School and was an assembler for Tektronix in Wilsonville.  See also lived in Aurora and Woodburn.  Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Massey-Chase; and mother, Doris Larsen.

MIchael Robert Amey '67 passed away on September 17, 2009 at the age of 60. Mike was born in Seaside on March 3, 1949, graduated from Wilson High School and spent a few years in the Army as a surgical tech in Germany during Vietnam. He was on his way to success as a sales manager until he was paralyzed in a diving accident in 1984. Since then he has spent his life trying to turn big dreams into reality. He never gave up and he never ran out of ideas. His perseverance finally paid off with the successful completion of a non-profit, low-income apartment complex for disabled people. This endeavor included the Oregon state legislature passing House Bill 3030, also known as the "Amey Bill", which redefined disabled and allowed persons with disabilities and their families to access state bond financing. Mike enjoyed listening to music "Where's the rock and roll?", playing fantasy football "Go Seahawks!" and that long sleeved blue velour shirt (chuckle). Mike had a never ending bout of sarcasm for which he will always be remembered by. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Connie; father, Hal; three children, Scott, Sara, Ryan; 7 grandchildren and many cherished family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Joan; and step-father, Roy. His step-mother Teresa passed the following day.

This world lost one of its true angels with the passing of Lorraine Werstlein '67 on January 20, 2008, to breast cancer. She was 58. Lorraine's dedication to making this world a better place than she found it could be found in her tireless work with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and in her uncompromising love and devotion to family and friends. She was born Lorraine Louise Majors on May 2, 1949, in Portland to Martha and Hugh Majors and enjoyed a lifetime of close friendships gained early in her childhood. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1967 and married Bradley P. Werstlein on April 12, 1969. The couple soon after took up residence in Aloha and raised two daughters, Karie and Holly. Lorraine worked 10 years in the accounting office for J. Thayer Co., and later served five years in Nike World Finance, but work mainly served as a means to develop further friendships. A stranger truly was a friend Lorraine had yet to meet. Lorraine was a member of The Red Hat Society "The Scarlet Sweethearts," and was a driving force when it came to the Relay For Life of Beaverton - relentlessly working to raise funds and awareness so that cancer might one day be eliminated from this world. She touched the lives of many throughout the state of Oregon with her giving nature, and especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, Brad, in their motorhome. Walking along the beach and digging clams, reading books and getting to know fellow travelers in nearby campsites were particular favorites, but Lorraine also enjoyed the comforts of home with its familiar faces and places, bunco parties and the ability to tend to her garden and ever-fruitful friendships. Lorraine leaves behind her husband of 38 years, Brad Werstlein of Aloha; loving daughters, Karie Majors of Canby, and Holly Henry and husband, Kris Henry of Medford; five grandchildren, Dylan Larson, Cassidy Vaughan, Nicklaus Henry, Grace Henry and Ty Henry; her mother, Martha Leckband of Tualatin; two brothers, Bob Majors and wife, Shaun Majors of Portland, and Mark Majors of John Day; her Uncle John and Aunt Shirley Mares of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless loving friends. Lorraine was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Majors, and stepfather, Hank Leckband. Her kind and gentle nature will be missed by all, but never forgotten. In this time of sorrow we are all comforted by the many memories of how she never failed to make us smile and was always a comfort in our time of need. She was buried next to her father, Hugh Majors, at Skyline Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Beaverton, 0330 SW Curry St., Portland, OR 97239, designated for Team Skip For My Lou 2. Published in The Oregonian on 1/24/2008

Bonnie MacBean died on January 19, 2010 at the age of 60 at the home of a best friend in Forest Grove. She was born on December 27, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Norman Dean Jr. and Jeanne (Allerton) MacBean. Bonnie worked as deli clerk then later as a cashier at the Damascus Safeway from1992 to 1996, and then worked in administration for the New Zealand Fence Company in Clackamas. She also worked at the Dollar Tree during the 2008-2009 holiday season. Survivors include: her companion, Tom Jeremia; two brothers, Sammie Love and Don MacBean; and sister, Wendy Olstad '69.

Mike Browning passed away on February 23, 2011 at the age of 61. He was born October 1, 1949 in Seattle and grew up in the Portland area. According to The Oregonian, Mike was a proud member of the U.S. National Guard 162nd Engineer Company from 1970 until 1978 and attained the rank of sergeant. Mike was awarded the Oregon National Guard Meritorious Service Medal in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree in business from Portland State University and his master's degree in teaching from Lewis & Clark College. In 2004, Mike retired after 29 years as an elementary school teacher for Lake Oswego Public Schools, most recently teaching at Oak Creek Elementary. Mike was a vintage Volkswagen enthusiast and enjoyed spending time working on his 1970 Beetle and 1970 Bus. Mike is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn Browning; daughter, Rebecca and her husband, David Hopkins; grandson, Sam; a grandchild expected at the end of March; and daughter, Sally and her husband, Dallas Thomsen. At Mike's request, no service was held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by visiting, http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/mikebrowning.

Lee Juckett graduated from Wilson in 1966 and his wife Linda Olson Juckett graduated in 1967. They were high school sweethearts. Lee said they met in 1966 at a Wilson basketball game when he was playing in the pep band. "Five years later we celebrated our first wedding anniversary at a Stanford basketball game with me playing in the pep band!" adds Lee. They celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in January 2012. Lee says that "after 10 years battling cancer, including several operations, radiation treatments, and 20 months of chemotherapy, my sweet wife passed away early on May 7, 2012. During those 10 years, she was able to be part of my son's wedding, enjoy two wonderful grandchildren, help my daughter renovate and move into her new house, and co-chair two major fundraising events in our community. She is thankfully now pain-free and happy to be with the Lord." A memorial service was held for Linda Olson Juckett on May 12, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Lee lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia.


Our husband, dad, grandpa, and friend passed away unexpectedly on May 29, in Bullhead City, Ariz., at the age of 64. Larry was a very outspoken guy. We often heard from people who might disagree with him, but respected him for always telling the truth as he saw it. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his big heart, his generosity, and his willingness to help anyone in need. His favorite diversions in life included boating, listening to classic rock music, socializing with friends, and playing and watching sports. He will be greatly missed by a number of lifelong friends dating back to high school days. Larry was born and raised in Portland, Ore. He was fortunate to be able to travel to Europe and Asia with his parents several times as a child. He attended Wilson High School, where he was a member of the football, basketball, baseball, and track teams. He spent his summers doing the "dirty work" at his dad's business; as his dad explained, to motivate him to get an education so he could support himself in a less arduous way. After high school, Larry attended Wenatchee Valley College in Washington where he played on the football team and cooked in several restaurants. After leaving college, he married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Trout. He then enlisted in the United States Army, spending several years in Germany running the data processing center. He also worked as a colonel's driver, allowing him to travel throughout Europe. After returning home, he and Cindy were divorced, but he became the father of his first son, Robert.
In November of 1973, Larry and Mary began their adventures as a married couple. He worked for Consolidated Freightways in Portland. Their son, Larry Scott, was born in January, 1975. A couple of years later, on April 1, they bought a restaurant that lasted a year to the day-they have laughed many times over their "April Fools" venture. In following years, Larry managed several restaurants before resuming his career in the computer field at Tektronix. In 1986, he moved to the Oxnard-Ventura area. After several computer-related jobs, he began at Naval Base Ventura County, holding several positions in the computer field. From 2001 to 2007, Larry and Mary owned and operated Champs Sports Bar in Oxnard; Larry took great pride in creating a place where people could enjoy themselves, relax, and watch sports. Since 2007, Larry divided his time among homes in Oxnard, Arizona, and Oregon. Larry is reuniting in heaven with his parents, Elsie and Jackson Carroll, and his grandson, Jarred Schaper. He is survived by Mary, his wife of nearly forty years; his son, Robert, and children, Moriah and Carlie; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Gretchen, and their children, Landon and Thatcher. A final good-bye was held at the family home in Oxnard on June 22. Larry would love donations made to the Wounded Warriors Project. In the words of grandson, Landon, "I wish there was a telephone number for heaven so we could call and talk to grandpa."

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Richard Katterman passed away on October 25, 2013 at the age of 64 after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer. He was born May 4, 1949. Rick was in constant motion, mentally, emotionally and physically. To everything he turned his hands to he brought a combination of skills: draftsmanship, mechanical engineering, construction, instruction and leadership. He never felt he had helped enough people, completed enough jobs, solved enough problems or conveyed enough information. He loved animals with a passion, horses in particular. His life's dream was to create a place where people wishing to learn and willing to work hard could find a safe and supportive community of like-minded individuals seeking excellence in horsemanship, and he was fortunate to find in his wife, Katrin, a partner with whom to share that dream. Rick's hand is evident everywhere he lived and worked, but nowhere more so than on the farm where he lived with Kat. He was a gifted teacher in his own fields of expertise, and he recognized that a combination of his skills and Kat's could make their Clatskanie farm the place of his dreams. In six short years, they established Course-Walkers at Stewart Creek, a horse breeding and training facility where students are taught according to the principles of natural horsemanship. Over the years, Rick rode hundreds of miles, often accompanied by friends, family and his dogs in some of the most beautiful places in Washington and Oregon. Riding was a joy to him and a way to be close to the natural world he treasured. Wanting others to discover and enjoy these things, he became a founding member of the Columbia County Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails. Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Katrin; children from his first marriage to Liese Franz: son, Calvin Katterman and daughter, Samantha Katterman-Stekhuizen; grandchildren, Noah, Elizabeth, Ayden, Ayron and Tristan; sisters, Linda Holladay, Sharon Miller and DeeAnn Rolison; and brother, Ronald Katterman. A service was held Nov. 8, 2013, in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, in recognition of Rick's service in the Army and the Oregon National Guard. Should you wish to send something, Rick requested gift cards from Home Depot for the betterment of the farm.

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Samson passed away on January 29, 2015.


Paul Robert Frisch passed away on January 28, 2017 at the age of 67. He was born in Portland, Nov. 7, 1949. Paul was the son of Arthur and Miriam Frisch, and grew up with his older brother, Larry. An honor roll student at Wilson High School, he captained the soccer team, ran track and participated in school activities. Paul graduated with highest honors from the University of the Pacific, Great Books Program, in Stockton, Calif. He then attended the University of Oregon Law School and received his JD. Paul met his wife Nancy while practicing law in Eugene, while she was doing research at The Center for Human Development. The first thing he showed her was his ledger filled with art history of the world, which stole her heart. Paul and Nancy moved to Portland and were married in 1978. Their home in the Dunthorpe neighborhood happily became a center of their lives. In 1987 their daughter, Alexis arrived, followed by their son, Jesse in 1990, and Paul knew the happiness of being a father. Sept. 12, 2015, was another wonderful day of celebration for the Frisch family when Lexi and Aaron Brown married at the Portland Golf Club. Paul was so proud to walk his daughter down the aisle and then perform the ceremony. The Frisch's are so happy to have Aaron as a member of the family. Paul was very active in the community, serving as President of the Board for Cedar Sinai Park for three terms, President of the Riverdale Foundation, and an Advisory Board Member for PhysicianLitigationStress.org. Paul had a rich professional career as well. He worked for and with the Oregon Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the CNA Insurance Company which insures doctors. Most recently he taught at the law schools of the University of Oregon and Willamette University, and the MBA program at Marylhurst University. In addition to being a well-respected attorney, professor and community member, Paul was a published author. In March 2005 his co-authored book, "Adverse Events, Stress and Litigation: A Physician's Guide" was published by Oxford University Press. Paul and Nancy had a love of exploration that took them all over the world. When it came to traveling, there was no destination too far and no adventure too daunting. In the summer of 2006, Paul, as a crew member of five Portlanders, sailed "Bisou" across the stormy Atlantic Ocean on the 1900 mile route from Bermuda to the Azores, winning the ARC European Sailing Competition. Paul continued his sailing enthusiasm with Nancy and friends in many waters of the world. He was an adventurer, and yet relished afternoon games of golf with his daughter, shopping for vintage clothes with his son, and walking along the beach in Kona with his wife. Paul and Nancy spent as much time as they could in their busy lives traveling to their special places; France, Hawaii, New York, Black Butte and a ranch near Malheur, Ore. Nature was important to Paul. He loved fly fishing and was an excellent marksman. Paul joined his male friends for an annual New York cycling trip, and enjoyed his weekly co-ed bowling league. Paul also had a love of art. Growing up he attended the Saturday Art Program at the Portland Art Museum, which helped fuel his passion. He loved to create and collect art as well as participate in art events and friends' special art openings. Paul was a creative and innovative technology user. An early adopter and videographer, Paul attended book fairs and film festivals nationally and internationally, interviewing authors and filmmakers. Using video and photography, he was a creative documenter of our lives. Paul was a scholarly and passionate man who positively influenced everyone he knew. He was known for his knowledge, intellect and for his humility. He will be dearly missed. Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Lexi; son, Jesse; and brother, Larry. In remembrance of Paul, the family suggests contributions to Conservation International or FIRST Robotics. The family hosted a memorial to celebrate his life on Feb. 26, 2017 at Waverley Country Club.

William (Bill) Thornton Gano passed away several years ago at home in Tigard. Bill graduated from Wilson in 1967. He is survived by his wife Carol, son Jonathan, and brother Dennis. Bill lettered as a trainer for several athletic teams at Wilson. He was an avid volunteer during the restoration of the Freedom Train Egine 4449 and was a long time member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in SW Portland.

Carolyn Sue Bresnan Trounce died Nov. 13, 2017, in Newport Wales, as the result of pneumonia complications. Sue, the third child of Dixie and Frank Bresnan, was born Aug. 12, 1949 in Jessup, Ga. She attended Portland public schools, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967, and attended OSU. She worked many years as an accountant, but recently retired from British Public School System as a Librarian. Sue is survived by her sisters, Lin Dahl, Milwaukie, Kathy Short, York, England, and Georgie Silbernagel, La Grande, and her husband, Tim Trounce. Services were held Nov. 29, 2017.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999, in St. John Fisher Catholic Church for Gail McArthur Phetteplace, who died Feb. 14, 1999 of injuries suffered in an automobile collision. She was 49. Mrs. Phetteplace was born March 7, 1949, in Portland. Her maiden name was McArthur. She graduated from Wilson High School and Whitworth College in Spokane. She lived in Reserve, N.M., where she worked as a teacher. Survivors include her husband of many years, Allen; parents, Lewis L. and Joyce A. McArthur of Portland; brother, Lewis A. McArthur of Portland; and sisters, Mary McArthur of Portland and Sarah McArthur-Simpson of Eugene. Interment was in Reserve. The family suggests remembrances to the Spina Bifida Association of New Mexico, 1128 University Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87102.

Robert Douglas Allan passed away in 1971. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ray Allan; grandson of Mrs. Lester Hawkins and Mr. and Mrs. Leon D. Nyce; brother of Mrs. Barbara Porter and Mrs. Karen Edwards. Memorial service at Hillsdale Community Church in SW Portland. His obituary was printed in The Oregonian on October 21, 1971.

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Vance Bodhaine
Wayne (Frank) Bowlby
Kevin Boyd
James Brown
Bruce Burns
James Cook
John Cook
Barbara Cornell Gehlar  
Chris Corneil 
Steve Cramer
George Crawford 
Patti D'Angelo
Daniel Detlefsen 
Jeff DiGangi 
Jerry Douglas 
William Esser 
Nicholas Edwin Gluth
Gail Hoisington Robinson
Richard Honsinger 
Barbara Jensen Lane
Doug Joehnke 
Renata Kaplick 
Wallene Keiling Gabrielson
Steve Keyser
Linda King Marks
Jacalyn Krowartz 
David Kruse 
Larry Labby  
Steven Lawrence 
Stacia Leupp Schield
Dorothy Long
James McCann
Marilyn McMahan 
Lynn Menashe
Bruce Moon   
Dan Murphy
David Musolf 
Ted Norte 
Ron Overlund
Pat Primiano 
Sheri Ross
Frances Irene Roth   
Robert Simonton
Susan Sliedrecht Friedrich
Beryl Small Herrin
Kenneth Stanton 
Joeann Stone Angermund
Willard Sworden
Judith Weinsoft 
Julie Willhite Kirschbaum
Marie Wilson
Randy Yeats 


Nicholas Edwin Gluth was born on Feb. 11, 1950 in Portland, Ore. to Alden Gluth and Edna Rashford Gluth. He passed away on April 10, 2024 at the age of 74 in Portland, Ore. where he had been a longtime resident. Nick attended Multnomah Grade School and was a graduate of the 1968 Class of Woodrow Wilson High School. In 1974, he received a degree from the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.A. in Social Science with a minor in Graphic and Fine Arts. Nick was an art connoisseur who had acquired an extensive collection of Asian art and antiquities. He also collected North West abstract paintings done by renowned local artists. As a patron of the arts world, he was passionate about charitable giving to various fundraisers. Throughout his life, he showcased his keen artistic talents in a number of different artful arenas. He especially enjoyed painting abstracts, a few of which he sold during his high school and college years. Nick had a love for animals, particularly cats. He was known for adopting many stray black cats from local shelters. He would refer to them as "his kids" as they brought great joy and companionship into his home. Nick was a compassionate and very giving individual who gained pleasure in bringing happiness to others. A fondness for Hawaii and its Asian influence drew him to the islands many times. Special cruises including the Panama Canal were also highlighted vacations. Nick was a co-owner of the Gluth Timber Company in Scotts Mills, Ore., and Rashford Tree Farm and Investment Company LLC in Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents. Nick is survived by a sister, Carol Hills (Larry) of Scottsdale, Ariz; nieces, Heidi Hoffman (Steve) of Bellevue, Wash., Molly Huard (Brock) of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and several great nephews and nieces. In keeping with Nick's wishes, there will be no memorial service. A private crypt side entombment will be held at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum, where he will be laid to rest with his family. For those who wish, remembrances may be made in Nick's name to Multnomah County Animal Services at 1700 W. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, Ore. 97060.


Steven Putman Cramer passed away peacefully at his Gresham home March 16, 2023 where he and his wife, Irma, lived for the past 30 years. Steve was born to Owen and Maxine Cramer May 17, 1950, in Portland. He attended Bridalmile Elementary School and graduated from Wilson High School, class of 1968. He attended Oregon State University and received his BS in Science as well as his Master's of Science. He worked 13 years with Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife as a fisheries biologist in the Research Department. Then Steve with his entrepreneurial spirit, experience and energy founded Cramer Fish Sciences, a fishery consulting business. He, along with his talented, hardworking employees and associates, grew the business into a successful one. He retired in 2015 and sold the business to his employees. Steve loved what he did and continued working at CFS providing support and encouragement. He often referred to it as his dream job. Some of Steve's favorite pastimes include fishing, hiking, and snow skiing. He enjoyed these activities up until he couldn't any longer when his battle with cancer made it not possible. However, he may be enjoying them in Heaven!
Steve accepted Jesus Christ into his life in 1985; and since then, has been a student of the Bible. He loved the Lord and sought to do His will every day of his life. His family and friends have frequently heard his favorite saying which he gleaned from the Bible: "Be blessed and be a blessing." Steve was preceded in death by his brother, Greg. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Irma; his daughter, Yolanda McKenzie; his son, Jason Cramer; three grandsons, Christopher (Sarah), Marty, and Greg; and great-grandson, James; as well as his brothers, Doug (Sally) and Bruce (Jane). Steve's Memorial Service was held Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Rd., Boring.


Ronald Edwin Overlund, 70, of Portland, Ore., passed away April 23, 2021, at his home after bravely enduring treatment for stomach cancer. Ron was born June 7, 1950 in Silverton, Ore., spending the first 10 years of his life living on a farm. His family moved to Portland in 1960 where he attended Hayhurst Grade School and Wilson High School. He learned at a young age the value of hard work while picking beans and berries in the neighbor's fields, having a paper route and mowing lawns. Ron served with the Army as a platoon sergeant in Vietnam. Upon returning to civilian life, he worked for Hartung Meat Company for 20 years in a variety of capacities. One of his deliveries was to Ryan's Restaurant where he met Cori Lebenzon and in 1986 Ron and Cori were married. Their son Benjamin was born in 1991. Ron and Cori had Ron's Center Deli at the Jewish Community Center for 12 years. The last 14 years, Ron worked at New Season's Market where he will be sorely missed by his co-workers and friends. Ron was gregarious, enjoyed people and was very direct sharing his opinions. He had a gentle heart and was sometimes referred to as a "loveable curmudgeon." Ron was always willing to help those in need in a myriad of ways. He loved to garden and take plants that were ailing, nursing them back to vitality. Another of his passions was golfing. He golfed locally, while traveling, and for tournaments that were often for charity causes. He had an impressive collection of golf baseball caps he had collected or were gifted to him. Ron was a proud father and enjoyed being involved in any sport his son Benjamin was playing. He was even known to mow the fields before game time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Leona Overlund; his daughter, Maggie Overlund; and his sister, Kathy Cuppoletti. Ron is survived by his wife, Cori; son, Benjamin; sisters, Patty Overlund and Carol Mitchell; nephews, Bree Cuppoletti and Patrick Obrien; niece, Kim Timm; and many cousins. Ron gave us much to laugh about, to be grateful for and we will celebrate him every day. A gathering will be held later this summer.

Kevin Boyd passed away on June 5, 2020 of of metastatic Prostate Cancer which he bravely fought for 5 years. He was born on June 18, 1950. Kevin was well known for his gift of 'Tickling the Ivories.' He played the piano in Wilson's 'Ross Marsh and the Starlighter's Band,' and later, the Kevin Boyd Trio with Eric Thune and Gary Funes. They played events and weddings around town for decades. Kevin owned many boats and was a skilled Captain. He also was the original owner of Boyd Motor Werks (anagram for BMW), which was his BMW service, repair and detail Company on Sandy Blvd. He is survived by his wife Tricia Amey Boyd, and siblings Krista Boyd Siler' 70 and Kelly Boyd. His parents, and brothers Scotty and Clark have preceded him in death. Due to COVID-19, the memorial service and Celebration of Life has been postponed to the Summer of 2021.

Steven Keyser (1968) sadly passed away June 4, 2008 from pancreatic cancer.  Steve had been an ironworker for 30 years. For the last 10 years, he was injured and unable to work. "He loved his trade very much," says his brother Clifford Keyser '73.  Steve and his first wife had a son Justin (35). By his second wife, he had a daughter, Stephanie (29) and a son, Kyle (21). He has 4 grandchildren.  The Keyser family website can be viewed at www.madras.net/~cliffk.  Steve will be missed!

Christopher Corneil passed away on February 15, 2010. After graduating from Wilson, he received a B.A. from Portland State University and a M.S. from the University of Chicago. Chris went on to be a metal finisher in the electronics industry. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; and father, George. A celebration of life was held on February 27, 2010, in Oswego Heritage House, Lake Oswego.

Frank Bowlby, class of 1968, passed away October 27, 2000 of complications from Colon Cancer. Frank played football, wrestled and threw the shot-put for Wilson from 1964-1968. He was first team all city and all -state in football. He was the PIL heavyweight district champ in 1968 and placed 2nd in state. His shot-put held the school record for several years. Frank received a scholarship to play football at the University of Oregon. He was married to Janis Ball Bowlby (Wilson Class of 1969) and they had three children, Lindsay, Andrew and Aaron. He also had one grandson at the time of his death. Interesting family note: Frank and Janis' son Andy won the State Heavyweight Wrestling Championship exactly 30 years after his father participated and took 2nd in state.

Bruce Decker Moon passed away on May 27, 2011 at the age of 60. He died at home in Dublin, California, surrounded by family. He was born in Orofino, Idaho on September 9, 1950 and grew up in Portland. Bruce graduated from Wilson High School in 1968 and majored in Computer Science at Oregon State University. Bruce worked for Georgia-Pacific in Portland and Atlanta, then returned to the West Coast to work as Network Engineer for Cisco where he received many patents for work done there. He enjoyed boating around San Francisco Bay and was an active member of the San Leandro Yacht Club where he served as Commodore twice. Bruce is survived by Fran Moon, his wife of 32 years; and children, Andrew and Emily Moon.


Howard Rahn passed Howard passed peacefully on July 12, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Howard was born in 1950 and was the third child of Richard and Dorothy Rahn. Howard had an older sister Barbara Hansen and older brother Trappeur Rahn. Howard enlisted in the United States Navy as a young man and was honorably discharged after serving during the Vietnam War. Howard was a recovering addict and celebrated his recovery after gaining his sobriety in 1989. Howard was a father and mentor to Sherry Jo Jones, Kimmy Kay Erwin, Richard Rahn and Joe Scarborough. Howard often joked he had a kid every 20 years, if he needed one or not. Howard worked at the Raley's Distribution Center as a truck driver for over 20 years. During Howard's time at Raley's, he served on several negotiation committees and helped improve working conditions for others in the shop. Howard was a proud union member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Teamsters 150. Howard enjoyed several retried years being a grandfather to Kayla Erwin,Kiera Mae Erwin, Travis, Olivia and Austin. Howard spent much of his free time with his family or at the Carmichael Elks #2103 Carmichael Elks Members and Guests Luau playing cards and socializing with other members. Howard also loved to play billiards and poker. Howard was always very generous. Howard would often grow his hair long and then cut it once it reached 10" in length. Howard would then donate that hair to Locks of Love, so that children needing wigs would have hair. Up until the last few weeks of Howard's life, Howard would donate blood and plasma to BloodSource. In fact, they still call his phone with needs for blood and plasma, so please consider donating. If there was ever a person in need, Howard would find away to help. Howard obsessively bought food, so as a result he loved making "Care Packages" containing food, so that no one he knew would have to go hungry. A celebration of his life was held July 30, 2016 at Zion Church 3644 Bolivar Ave. North Highlands, CA 95660.


Janet Lynn Vachal (Dinihanian), born November 18, 1950, passed away on December 19, 2017 at age 67, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Portland, OR and was the daughter of Flora and Meger E. Dinihanian Jr. of Armenian descent. She grew up in the Wilson Park neighborhood and attended Multnomah Grade School and Wilson High School. Growing up, Janet was a member of Camp Fire Girls and Jobs Daughters. After being set up on a blind date and after six years of dating, in 1980, she finally married the love of her life, Don Vachal, who was from Vancouver, WA. They were together for 42 years and had recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. Janet’s main joys in life were socializing with her friends and family, shopping, traveling to Hawaii, San Diego, and Cannon Beach and getting to raise her daughter, Ashley. Janet worked at the telephone company for 32 years before retiring at age 52. We will miss her wonderful smile and infectious personality. Survivors include her husband, Don Vachal; her daughter, Ashley Vachal; her brother and wife, Harry and Alena Dinihanian; nephews, Devin Dinihanian (Carrie), Nathan Dinihanian (Molly), Adam Dinihanian, Brad Vachal (Deb), and Chris Vachal (Colleen); niece, Vanessa Viles (Brian); and great-nieces and nephews, Abigale, Finnian, Kahlil, Avery, Blake and Everett. The family thanks all friends and family for their wonderful love and support toward Janet, and to her husband and daughter who she adored. A special thanks to Devin and Carrie Dinihanian for their support. A service was held Dec. 28, 2017, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 S.W. Vermont St., Portland, OR 97219.

Jeffrey Michael DiGangi, 67, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack Friday, May 25, 2018 at his home in Irving, Texas. It is difficult to highlight the life of a soul in a few paragraphs. In Jeff's case, it's impossible. But here's an attempt. Jeff was born in Buffalo, N.Y. July 13, 1950. In the early 1950s, the DiGangi family moved out West, lured by the hope and promise of Southern California. At the tender age of three, Jeff contracted meningitis and came within hours of death. But thanks to a just discovered corticosteroid and the loving charity of Childrens' Hospital in Los Angeles, he lived on. In 1965, the DiGangis resettled in Portland and Jeff enrolled at Woodrow Wilson High School. Wilson would never be the same . . . Jeff was larger-than-life and his charisma, legendary. Elected student body president, he won Wilson's "Golden W" Award in 1968. So inspirational were his gifts that other high schools in Portland were asking if he'd become their student body president!
Ultimately, he made his way into sales, initially as a door-to-door salesman for Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. Most people who attempt such emotionally grueling work last only a couple of weeks. Jeff did it for over nine months. He was, at the time, the longest enduring door-to-door salesman in the company's history. From Kirby, he moved on to more elevated sales positions in the photocopier industry with Pitney-Bowes, Canon, Ricoh and Kyocera-Mita. He enjoyed a lifetime of executive success before retiring in 2011. But such accomplishments pale when compared to Jeff's most magnificent achievement of all, the most lavish and hard-won gift he could ever bestow upon family, friends and all who loved him: His victory over alcoholism and addiction. He was in his 27th year of unbroken sobriety at the time of his demise. Jeff would not rest -- he will not rest -- unless allowed to stand before all who ever knew him to lay his wreath of love, humility and gratitude at the feet of his Glorious Savior Jesus Christ, the One, the Good, the True, the Beautiful . . . the All of his life . . . the One who took him in when no one else would, or could. He is survived by his wife, Carol "Bebe" Kerr DiGangi; his son, Billy Younger; two granddaughters, Olivia and Lily Younger; both of his parents, Anthony P. DiGangi and June Rae DiGangi; brother, Joel D. DiGangi; sister, Kim Marie Raymond; and niece, Hannah Marie Raymond. A service was held June 11, 2018, at City on a Hill Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Jeff wanted memorials sent to The Wounded Warriors Project. O' Jeff, we'll so miss you!

Todd Armstrong ‘69 passed away in December 2022.. He was student body president in his senior year and all around great guy. There is a wake for him on August 26, 2023 at Gift of Grace Church in Seattle. Those who knew and cared for him are welcome.

Donna Ashcraft, 72, a resident of the Beaverton community, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at her home.


Karen Linnea Grothe (Hagen) born on July 31, 1951, age 71, of Lake Oswego, Oregon passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.skylinememorialgardens.com for the Grothe family. A classmate (Karen Van Hoy, Jackson HS '69) remembers, "Karen was a warm, friendly woman with a ready smile and a big heart. I knew her well from a shared church youth group while at Jackson.  She also had a sharp sense of humor and in high school a lust for speed - she used to participate in impromptu drag races in her mustang on Broadway downtown. She said that her father took her aside when he found out about her activities, and after a bit of a fatherly lecture, stopped and said "well, did you win?" to which she grinned and replied that yes, she did.  Karen also attended Collins view grade school.  She is survived by her husband of nearly (?) 50 years, Kenneth, and two sons, James of Colorado and Jeffrey of Sherwood, Oregon, and grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting and photography."


Harry G. Anderson of Milwaukie, Ore., passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 due to complications from cancer.
Harry was born on September 3, 1951 to Harry G. Anderson Sr., and Melissa Eileen Anderson in Portland, where he grew up with his brothers Howard and Michael, and sister Carleen. After graduating from Jackson High in 1969, he joined the U.S. Navy. A submarine sailor in the Pacific Fleet, Harry served on the USS Aspro and the USS Permit through the 1970s. After leaving the Navy, Harry earned his Associates Degree from Portland Community College in 1981 and worked in the foodservice industry until his retirement, first as a restaurant manager and later as a sales representative for foodservice supply companies. Harry married Barbara "Bobbie" Hagen in 1973; their son Daniel was born in 1976. They remained married until Bobbie's passing in 2002. Harry met Karen Peters in late 2003, and together they enjoyed travel, camping, fishing, gambling, dining out, and bargain-hunting. Harry is survived by his son, Daniel; partner, Karen; siblings; many cousins; nieces; nephews; and two granddaughters, Olivia and Roxana. A public memorial will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Willamette National Cemetery, with reception to follow at the Three Rivers VFW Post in Oregon City.


Sally Bastian Sally (Hammond) Bastian died on February 17, 2021 at the age of 69 from a heart attack. Sally was born November 4, 1951, the daughter of the late Ken and Jean Hammond, of Portland Oregon. She graduated from Wilson High School and went on to receive a Masters degree from Oregon State University. She ultimately became an elementary school teacher with the Beaverton School District.  Sally taught 3rd grade at Aloha Park Elementary and was a certified substitute teacher for the district for over 30 years. Sally married the love of her life, Scott Bastian, on June 19, 1976. They were blissfully married for 45 years.  Sally and Scott raised a wonderful son, Steve (Joanna) Bastian. They later were blessed with two grandchildren Connor and Claire Bastian which were the apple of her eye. Sally loved being social and had a knack for getting people together. Whether it be a bridge, book club, bunco, her sorority sister group, or her coffee zoom meetings, she was always looking to include everyone and was deeply invested in the lives of those she loved. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, and friend. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all that knew her. Sally is also survived by her sister Amy Alice (Bob Eckland) Hammond, her sister-in-laws Mary Hammond and Susie (Roy) Cullum, brother-in-laws Clay Bastian and Jim Bastian, nephews Paul (Sara) Hammond and David (Rika) Hammond.  Her brother Tom Hammond passed away in August of 2020. Disposition was by cremation.  Her ashes will be spread at a later date at the coast by her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. 

Dianne Gail Kozowski passed away on November 23, 2020 in Bend, Oregon after a long illness.  She was born on February 16, 1951.  A private ceremony will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, where Dianne will be laid to rest with her late husband, Eugene.  Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care: www.partnersbend.org 


Norm Rickles, unanimously acclaimed "great guy," stopped smiling August 14, 2019 after a two year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He made us promise that we wouldnt say that he "battled courageously" but, sorry....he did. Norm took the time to write his own obituary - enjoy! Norm was born December 15, 1950. A life long resident of Portland, Norm knew in his heart that there was not a better place to live. Norm was convinced that he was the only person lucky enough to have been a spectator at each of these three regional events: 1. The Beatles live concert at the Memorial Coliseum in 1965; 2. The Portland Trail Blazers win Game 6 of the 1977 NBA Finals, at the Memorial Coliseum over the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA Championship; 3. "The Pick," Kenny Wheatons infamous 94-yard interception for a touchdown to save Oregons win over Washington ushering in a new era of Duck football. Norm had an idyllic childhood growing up in N.E. Portland. He had loving parents, George and Shirley, two incredible brothers, Steve and Jerry and an extended loving family of grandparents and close relatives. Laughter and lots of love filled the household. There was music playing in every room. George's dear friend, Harry Glickman, secured a Western Hockey League franchise for Portland in 1960 and recruited George to be in charge of ticket sales for the club in the brand new Memorial Coliseum. Suddenly, Norm and his familys life revolved around Buckaroo hockey games at the Coliseum and the excitement that swept Portland at the time. Sports idols like Mays and Mantle had to move over for new ones with names like Tommy McVie and Schmautz. The three brothers would perch behind the opposing goal where they would bang on posts and chains. They never actually caused a goalie to be distracted but they certainly made plenty of paying ticket-holders miserable through their non-stop din and commotion! And then it got even better. In 1970 Harry brought an NBA franchise to Portland and George went on to be in charge of making sure 12,666 seats were filled for each Trail Blazer game. He did his job well. And then things got even more amazing! On Bill Waltons first day in Portland Bill asked for a tour - and who did they turn to? "Can you show him around, Norm?" One of the most memorable phone conversations with his father occurred his freshman year at UC Berkeley in 1969/70. When George asked Norm how things were going spring term, Norm could only reply, "Well, Dad, were on strike!" To which George replied, "YOURE ON WHAT?!" Very soon thereafter, Norm found himself paying in-state tuition and back going to class again, at the University of Oregon - which was precisely where Norm always belonged. Norm was a lifelong Duck graduating from the U of O in 1975. His love of Duck football and Oregon track never waned. Game day found him on the road to Eugene, cheering the Ducks on with his enthusiastic tailgate friends. Norm began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Black, Helterline, Beck & Rappleyea. He was fortunate to learn the ropes under the tutelage of Oregon Bar icons Harvey Black, Guy Rappleyea and Gordon Beck. As important as that experience was, Norms life was forever changed when he had the opportunity to meet the firms first female associate, a delightful, intelligent, unpretentious securities lawyer, Laila Aarnas. Norm could never figure out why Laila had any interest at all in him, but Laila did love to laugh and for some reason his self-deprecating sense of humor was enough that the two soon began an in-office romance. They were both naive enough to think that they would be able to keep the relationship under the office radar and not a topic of general office discussion. The relationship was probably under the radar for perhaps three days before everyone in the office was aware of everything! Norm and Laila married in 1984. Their life together was filled with laughter, tennis and adventures with friends and family; but most importantly with the joy of having two daughters, Liz born in 1987 and Emma in 1991. Sadly, Laila died in 2000. After Lailas death, Norm took great pride in the fact that while those days certainly were full of struggles, when all of the dust settled, both daughters not only shared his wit, enthusiasm and infectious smile, but they grew to be well-adjusted, self-assured and confident professionals. A few years after Lailas death one of her dearest friends, Betsy Menefee, was widowed and as fate would have it, Norm and Betsy fell in love. Norm liked to say that their two families werent just blended, they were emulsified. Together they were the loving, supportive and devoted parents to Liz, Emma, Margaux and Will. Norms other great love was music. His instrument of choice was the saxophone and he relished the opportunity to play with college buddies and their fellow musicians. Every few years Norm and his lifelong friend, John Bunzow, would gather the troops and treat friends and family to an evening of music and dancing at the Menefees property in Tumalo. It became known as the Quail Farm Fest and showcased the talents of Bunzow, Tom McGriff, Lex Browning, Renato Caranto, Brian Foxworth, Louis Pain, Jack McMahon and Chic Preston - just to name a few. Never accused of being the rugged outdoor sportsman, Norm knew he had to step up his game a bit if he was going to spend any time with the extended Menefee family. Norm soon found himself fly fishing in Chile, hiking in Patagonia and the Grand Canyon, and enjoying fishing trips on the McKenzie. He never fooled anyone into thinking that he knew what he was doing, but he still enjoyed every outing to the fullest. He picked up one line of fly fishing jargon and loved to use it whenever he could, so that he could pretend he knew what he was talking about. Regardless of the fishing conditions, Norm would ask to be hooked up with a hopper with a dropper. He would then hear the guides chuckle and watch them smirk, roll their eyes and shake their heads. For years Norm and Betsy used to joke with each other that they better avoid getting sick because the spouse called upon to provide the other with assistance would likely be the most dismissive, non-empathetic caregiver to be found. Well never know how Norm would have done, but we do know that Betsys prediction proved to be totally and patently false. Her constant upbeat mindset and positive attitude throughout Norms illness was a tribute to their incredible partnership. Norm is survived by Betsy, Liz (Alejandro), Emma, Margaux Mennesson (Chris), William Mennesson (Brittney); five grandchildren, Julian, Sage, Eloise, Philippine and Henry; two brothers, Steve and Jerry, Kirsten Cowden; many loving nephews and nieces; and more devoted friends than a man could ever hope to have. A memorial service was held September. 8, 2019, in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College.


The Oregonian reported that Wilson graduate James N. Arvin '69 died of a heart attack on August 4, 1992 at the age of 48, with a memorial service at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Newport. Mr. Arvin was born January 10, 1951, in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School and attended Portland Community College. He had lived in the Newport and Depoe Bay areas since 1977. He was a grocer for Lincoln Beach Sentry Market for 15 years and a member of the church. He married Sandra Birkemeier in 1980. Survivors include his wife; sons, Alex and Andy, and daughter, Molly, all of Newport; mother, Merle of Portland; and sisters, Susan Eggert of McMinnville and Carolyn Carter of Portland.

Ted Blank passed away on March 3, 2009 at the age of 57.  Born in Portland in 1951, he worked in technology and marketing. Theodore is survived by his wife, Sandee; sons, Seth and Zachary; daughter, Amory; and mother, Barbara Mills.

According to the Oregonian, Wilson graduate Scott Alden Boyd (Scotty) '69 died Feb. 29, 2000, following surgery at age 48. Mr. Boyd was born Oct. 5, 1951, in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1969, received a degree from El Camino College and served in the U.S. Air Force. He then was a restaurant and resort manager in Hawaii and Southern California. He later was a computer consultant, led hunting and survival expeditions in Costa Rica and Alaska, and was a boat captain for several companies, including the Portland Spirit. He was a self-employed river barge and deck builder at the time of his death. Survivors include his mother, Eva; brothers, Kevin and Kelly; and sister, Krista Siler.

According to the Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), Ronna L. Stice formally known as Ronna Cooper, passed away on April 6, 2006 following a courageous battle with breast cancer first diagnosed in 1995. She was born on March 27, 1951 in Portland to Ronald and Peggy Schriber. Together with her sister, they had a loving and musical childhood. Ronna starred in many plays and musicals in her high school and later locally at the Diablo Light Opera House in Pleasant Hill. On August 29, 1970 she married high school sweetheart Dennis Cooper. Together they had three beautiful daughters: Amanda, Kelleena, and Lydia. She was active in her church, directing many plays. With the voice of an angel she was asked to sing for many weddings and funerals. She worked for the Contra Costa County Dental Health Program as a Health Education Specialist, caring for many children and creating most of the curriculum being used today. She then married William Stice on July 5, 1997. Together they enjoyed their families and traveled. Her favorite job, however, was not one she was paid for, but deeply loved for. She was a Nana and a Mother first and always her family came before anything. She is survived by her daughters Amanda Cooper, Kelleena Brigance and her husband Tony, Lydia Pipkin and her husband Billy, three grandchildren, Tyler and Maddelyn Brigance and Alaina Pipkin, her husband William Stice and stepchildren, Bryan, Scott, and Holly, and one step grandchild Jack Stice, her first husband, Dennis Cooper, her parents, her sister Denene Reynolds, and many nieces and nephews, and many friends.

According to the Oregonian, Timothy Patrick Dooley '69 died December 25, 2001 at the age of 50. Mr. Dooley was born Aug. 16, 1951, in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1969. He owned a pressure-washing business and was self-employed for about the past 30 years, including as a house painter and carpenter. He lived in Gearhart since 1987. Survivors include his sisters, Kathleen B. Dooley and Ellen A. Mesford; and two nieces.

The Bend Bulletin, (October, 2004) reported that Wilson graduate Patricia Diana 'Trish' Gillespie '69 (Pat “Trish” Beach) died in an automobile accident on Oct. 12, 2004 at the age of 52. Mrs. Gillespie was born Oct. 17, 1951, in Portland to Ramon and Lola Arlene (Foster) Beach. Trish attended Multnomah Grade School. She graduated from Wilson High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Oregon. She married David Gillespie on June 19, 1991, in Portland. Mrs. Gillespie worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines for 32 years. She loved being a "volleyball mom". Survivors include her husband of Sisters; a daughter, Kelsey Gillespie of Sisters; her mother of Forest Grove; a brother, Brad Beach of Portland; and a sister, Janice Schermer of Portland. She was preceded in death by her father.

Ted Edward Hollen Jr. - Age 56, passed away at his home on April 16, 2007. Ted is survived by his wife, Sue Hollen; former wife and mother of his children, Brenda Hollen; son and wife, Ted Edward Hollen III, and Marni; and daughter, Jillian Hollen. He is also survived by his parents Miriam and Ted Edward Hollen Sr.; and his brother and wife, Jeff and Ryoko Hollen; brother, Bruce Hollen; and cherished friends Dan Dorries and Frank Spataro. Ted spent his youth in Portland Oregon and the last thirty years in Santa Rosa, raising a family and owning and operating his own real estate business. He was a dedicated father, a sports enthusiast and extremely passionate about golfing, fishing, racquetball, cheering for the Oregon Ducks, barbeque-ing, and relaxing with friends. He enjoyed the company of his family and friends, if it was on the golf course or just on the back deck. He will be deeply missed and cherished in our hearts as a father and friend who never complained and always had a positive attitude. One of Ted's best qualities was his ability to encourage and motivate people to achieve their goals and dreams. He will be remembered for his charming personality, open arms, warm heart and his loving spirit.

According to the Oregonian, D. Katherine Brown Humphreys '69 died of brain cancer on August 20, 1995 at the age of 43. She was born Aug. 26, 1951, in Portland. Her maiden name was Brown. She worked as a registered nurse at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She married Michael D. Humphreys on Dec. 3, 1988. Surviving are her husband; her daughters, Zandi Bolf and Arlee Bolf, both of Woodburn; son, Alexander of Portland; parents, Marie and Dement Brown of Woodburn; and brothers Byron and David Brown, both of Milwaukie, and Denny Brown of Wilsonville. Disposition by cremation. Remembrances: trust fund for her children. Arrangements: Omega Cremation & Burial Service.

DAVE JENKINS ("JINKS") '69   Surfing accident soon after high school.


RICHARD KINNEY '69    Passed away on November 2004 at the age of 59.

CAROLYN KINSEY  –Sister to Gail Kinsey Hill

The Oregonian reported that Wilson graduate Joyce Larsell '69 died on April 29, 1999, at age 47. Ms. Larsell was born Oct. 22, 1951, in Portland, where she lived all her life. She graduated from Wilson High School. Survivors include her daughter, Myshelle Reynolds of Portland; mother, Anne Larsell of Portland; brother, John Larsell of Newport; sister, Joanne Larsell of West Linn; and one grandchild.

JOHN LEDUC '69 (went on to Jackson) Policeman


Dennis Mackay '69 died May 2, 1995 at age 44. He was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Spokane. Dennis was a bartender at Club 21. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the church. Dennis is survived by his mother, Dorothy Browne of Portland, and sister, Patricia Kolik of Oregon City.


Walter ''Wally'' Ogburn of San Francisco, a former Portland resident, died of a heart attack Monday while playing softball in San Francisco in 1992. He was 40. He was born Aug. 14, 1951, in San Francisco, but moved to Portland as a child. He attended Multnomah Grade School and graduated from Wilson High School in 1969. After attending the University of Oregon, he graduated from California State University at San Francisco. At the time of his death, Mr. Ogburn was working as a sales service representative for Dennis X-Ray Co. in San Francisco. He married Donna Sonnessie on July 8, 1984. Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Alexandra of San Francisco; mother, Helene Ogburn, brother, James, and his sister, Cheryl, all of Portland. His father, Lawrence Ogburn, died in March, 1992.


Wilson graduate Noam Rogers Stampfer '69 died June 26, 2001 of injuries from a bicycle accident at age 50. Mr. Stampfer was born March 22, 1951, in Lincoln, Neb., and moved to Portland in 1952. He graduated from Wilson High School and Columbia University in New York City, earned a law degree from New York University and a master's degree from Yale University. He was a clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals, an aide for the Oregon Senate Educational Committee and assistant director of finance and administration for the Oregon Division of State Lands. He also was manager of finance and economics for the state Department of Environmental Quality, interim director of the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and most recently was a private consultant. He was former president of Fluent Speech Technologies, now Sensory Inc., and was active with the firm at the time of his death. He was serving on the executive board of the Portland Jewish Academy. A member of Havurah Shalom, he assisted other congregations. In 1984, he married Carol Rogers. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Rachel and Aviva; son, Zev; parents, Rabbi Joshua and Goldie; sisters, Elana Emlen and Nehama Glogower; and brothers, Shaul and Meir.

A memorial service was held for Douglas S. Upton '69 who passed away on April 14, 1999 at the age of 48. Mr. Upton was born Dec. 16, 1950, in Santa Rosa, Calif., and moved to Portland in 1963. He graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University, and he worked for Fred Meyer stores for more than 20 years. Survivors include his mother, Jean, and sister, Christine Webb, both of Beaverton, and nieces and nephews.

Wilson graduate, Patricia Birkett Van Campen '69 passed away in 1992. According to the February 11, 1992 issue of the Oregonian, Patricia was a Tillamook resident and died in a Portland hospital of complications arising from diabetes. Mrs. Van Campen was 40. She was born March 17, 1951, in Vallejo, Calif., and moved to the Portland area when she was about 6. She attended Hayhurst Grade School and was a graduate of Wilson High School. Mrs. Van Campen worked for GTE Corp. before her marriage to Walter F. Van Campen in 1976. The couple had lived in Tillamook since their marriage. Survivors besides her husband include her father, R.N. Birkett of Hood River; mother, Fern Hansen of Lake Oswego; and a brother, Steven Birkett of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Weikko Kopra classmate in 1969 & Wilson High School PE teacher after college

John D. 'Sam' Karamanos passed away on February 26, 2012 at the age of 60. He was born on April 29, 1951 and graduated from Wilson High School in 1969 and was on the wrestling team. According to The Oregonian, John "Sam" passed away at St. Vincents hospital from brain cancer. Survivors are his beloved companion, Reggie Romback; sons, John Karamanos IV, Cayucou, Calif. and Ben Karamanos, Portland; sisters, Kristy Rogers-Hettema, Canby, Katie Soles, Fraser, Colo. and Karla Ersch, Rockwall, Texas; mother, Bette Lou Karamanos, Lake Oswego; and Reggie's daughters, Natalie Rombach, Eugene and Amelia Rombach, Coos Bay. John 'Sam' was with Sunshine Dairy, starting when he was 15. He joined his father, John and his grandfather, John, thus he was J3 and nicknamed "Sam". He was a generous and loving person, full of humor and fun. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and environmentalist. He founded a Wildfowl Refuge on his property at Woodson, cleaned it up and replanted the area for all bird life. After graduation from Eastern Oregon University, he began his two year trip around the world, sewing his own pack. He stayed in Fiji with natives who taught him scuba diving and snorkeling. Then Australia, a long held dream, where he worked in construction, cleaning up after hurricanes, gold mining and driving across the Nulibar Plain for people heading to western and northern Australia. Next, South America, a fantastic time at the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, across Argentina to Rio, Mexico and home. His tip as he had hitchhiked the entire trip, "When it's raining, put up your umbrella and you'll look dry while other hitchers look soaked from the downpour. You'll be picked up first." He wished no funeral nor memorial gifts, but to have a scotch or a glass of wine and think of him. A celebration of his life was held March 18, 2012 at the Double Tree/Hilton at Lloyd Center, Portland.


Robin Gillette Gwinn passed away on August 3, 2016 at the age of 65. She was born on February 9, 1951. Robin was diagnosed with Leukodystrophy, a disease that causes dementia in 2008 and led to her death earlier this month. Robin was born in Portland to Bob and Jacky Gillette. She attended Multnomah grade school and graduated in 1969 from Wilson High School. Robin married Jack Gamberg in 1970 in Portland. After moving to California, they had two daughters. Robin graduated from San Diego State University in 1979. She taught fifth grade in Lompoc, Calif., from 1984 to 1986. Robin met Harris Gwinn in 1985. A 16-month long distance courtship culminated in marriage in 1986. Robin and her two daughters joined Harris and his two daughters, a daughter and son joined them in due time. Robin and Harris had six children, they were not hers, mine and ours, they were all our kids. Robin's love of life and her fierce loyalty to family and friends was a wonder to behold. She had a smile for everyone. She taught fifth grade at Eagle Creek Elementary School during the 1986 to 1987 school year. In 1989, she joined Oregon City Schools and taught at Gardiner Middle School for the next 20 years, her dream job as she loved seventh graders. She is survived by her husband, Harris; children, Mona, Shena, Catlin, Amanda, Reata and Till; 11 grandchildren; mother; four siblings; and extended family. A memorial service was held August 27, 2016, at Sunnyside Community Church.

Anne Golding Beckworth died in an automobile accident in 2007.

Blaine Archer died of pancreatic cancer.


Marlyss passed away in her sleep April 11, 2020 at the age of 67. She was born in 1952 and will be deeply missed by her brother Brent '67 and sisters Kyle and Kam. Parents were Arlene and Don Frederickson. She was fun-loving, kind and enjoyed visiting friends and spending time at the beach. Marlyss had great times in Hawaii and lived in Florida for four years. She worked in the restaurant industry, enjoyed golf and was an Oregon Ducks fan. Marlyss was laid to rest at Finley Sunset Hills April 17, 2020. Due to current restrictions there was a delayed celebration of life service at Finley’s at a later date.

Toni Varisco Screen lit up a room with her smile. She was a Trojane. Loved by many and left us with little fanfare. She was my best friend. She is survived by a daughter and son. She passed away during covid. Her sister is Cherri and her late brother is Terry.


It has been reported by a classmate that Todd Noack '70 has passed away on 12/9/23 of complications of esophageal cancer..


Kerry Garrow '73's brother, Bill Gallagher, was born September 4, 1952 and attended Elizabeth Hayhurst elementary. He was a student at Wilson High School from 1966-1970. After graduation, Bill joined the Air Force and served his country as an intelligence officer in Germany. He went on to serve in the Air National Guard in Oregon. After an honorable discharge from the military, Bill moved to Texas and was employed as a Regional Manager for Cheseborough-Ponds serving 22 states. In 1995, Bill started his own company, Primadata, Inc.  He loved the printing business and was known for his accuracy and ability to meet difficult deadlines. He was very generous with his time and resources. Bill enjoyed golfing, remote-controlled planes, NASCAR, politics, grilling and family. Bill was known for his quick wit and sense of humor.  He had one child, Rick, who preceded him in death.  This is an early picture of Bill in his Air Force choir uniform.


Ariel Deborah Rubstein graduated from Wilson High School in 1970. Her classmates called her Debbie. She passed away in 1993 at the age of 41. The New York Times ran the following obituary on July 22, 1993. Ariel D. Rubstein, a soprano who performed throughout the United States and Europe, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 41. Ms. Rubstein made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1988 as Barena in an acclaimed concert version of Janacek's "Jenufa" by the Opera Orchestra of New York. The performance, which starred Gabriela Benackova and Leonie Rysanek, was recorded live and released on compact disk. Ms. Rubstein was born in Portland, Ore., to parents in the performing arts. Her father, also named Ariel, was a Russian-born pianist, the director of the Portland School of Music and a founder of the Portland Opera. Her mother, the former Eleanor Reed, was a stage actress. As a student, Ms. Rubstein was encouraged by Rudolf Serkin to pursue music. She studied at the Juilliard School and won a scholarship for studies in Vienna. Ms. Rubstein performed with the Opera Company of Boston, the Houston Grand Opera, the Portland Opera and other ensembles throughout the United States. She also sang with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the New Orleans Philharmonic and other orchestras in the United States. She is survived by her father, of Portland; a brother, Peter, of Manhattan, and a sister, Victoria Pierson of Portland.

Scott R. Samson passed away on November 22, 2016.

Class of 1971
Here is the link to In Memoriam created in 2023:  http://www.wilsonalumni.com/reunions/1971%20(2023)/WWHS%20In%20Memoriam%201971.pdf

Woodrow Wilson High School – Class of 1971
(rev. 09/10/11))

1. Jan Alfstad
Brad Anderson passed away July 4, 2021
2. Stuart Brown
Bob Cantelon
3. Janet Chase Sanders
4. Charlie Couch
5. Douglas Lynn Davidson
6. Cindy Dean
7. Mark DiGangi
Lorraine Digregorio
8. Pat Dykstra
9. D.J. Donnelly
10. David Douglas
11. Margaret Eckmann
12. Connie Frisch
Mike Garvey
13. Michele Haleston
14. Gary Halling
15. Gary Hanafin
16. James Harvey
17. Gary Hoisington
Lynn Jacobsen Katsumoto
18. Rene LeDuc
Doug Lind
19. Laura Mersereau Presnall
20. Debbie Messler
21. Dennis Milliucci
22. Linda Montney
23. Jenny Moyer
24. David Neilson
John Steven Pasero
Mimi Parker
25. Gary Parsons
26. Jim Pirie
27. Paul Podhora
John Rieke ... date unknown
Paul Rogers ... Jan 6, 2024
Matthew Earl Rudolph ... Aug. 31, 2022
28. Dale Schaller
29. John Schindler
30. Bob Stenvick
31. Dave Stewart
Sali (Sally) Swan
32. Chris Wagner

Lynn Jacobsen Katsumoto passed away on January 29, 2024. She was born on March 4 1953. Day of Remembrance will be held February 4, 2024 from 12-4pm at Katsumoto residence: 3835 SW 50th, Portland.


Paul Christopher Rogers passed away on January 6, 2024 at the age of 70 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Paul was born in Portland Sept. 6, 1953, the fifth child of William F. and Irene Rogers. He grew up in N.E. Portland before relocating to S.W. Portland at the age of 10, where he attended St. Clare School. Paul graduated from Wilson High School in 1971 and after two years at PCC transferred to the University of Oregon where he graduated with a degree in finance in 1975. Paul followed his father into the coffee business and worked in finance for Boyd Coffee Co. for 35 years. He met his wife, Mary Ellen (Fitzsimmons) in 1976 and they were married in Concord, Mass., in 1980. Paul and Mary Ellen had four children, Shannon (Whitaker), Michael, Patrick, and Colleen. Paul loved the outdoors and could often be found walking, hiking and camping whenever the opportunity arose. Paul's pride and joy was his family. Paul spent every spare moment playing with or supporting his kids in their endeavors. He had unparalleled integrity and a dry wit that was appreciated by all who knew him. Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Ellen; daughters, Shannon Whitaker (Eric) and Colleen Rogers; sons, Michael Rogers (Nicole) and Patrick Rogers (Kimmie); 7 grandchildren; and 4 siblings. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 11, 2024, at St. Thomas More Church. In lieu of flowers, go outside and play with your kids, enjoy nature, or help the next person you see struggling. We love you, Dad!!

A classmate has reported that John Rieke ‘71 has passed away in Seattle. He was a physician in Seattle.

We heard of the passing of Sally in 2023.


Doug Lind passed away on April 4, 2023.

Patrick Halloran, 59, unexpectedly passed away October 5, 2012. Patrick was born August 19, 1953 to Jane and Ross Halloran in Portland, Oregon where he was raised and spent most of his life. He graduated from Bridlemile Grade School and Wilson High school then took courses in sociology, music and business at Portland State University and Portland Community College. Patrick worked in the hotel business for many years including the Red Lion and Colombia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, OR. Patrick purchased the Prime Rib on Sandy Blvd running it as Pat Halloran’s Prime Rib Restaurant and Seafood for several years. Tiring of the hospitality industry, Patrick followed his passion for carpentry and had his own roofing and remodeling business. His most recent job was as a District Manager for Home Depot. Patrick was a loving father and a devoted partner. He enjoyed listening to music, cooking, entertaining, being around his friends, and playing on a softball team. He was also a sports fanatic and enjoyed watching the 49ers, OSU, and his favorite team of all, the Portland Trailblazers. Patrick was preceded in death by his domestic partner Christopher “Topher” Rodrigues, his parents Jane (Gillen) Halloran, and William Ross Halloran. He is survived by his daughter Erin Halloran of Spokane Valley WA, son Sean Halloran of Portland, brother Daniel Halloran of Portland, sister Bridget Holland of Helena MT and grandchildren Jordan Lake and Mason Dowers of Spokane Valley WA and Alanna Halloran of Portland. Remembrances can be made to Tod's Corner through Our House of Portland. http://www.ourhouseofportland.org/.


On Aug. 31, 2022, Matthew "Matt" Earl Rudolph, passed away. He was preceded in death by the love of his life Janise Rudolph (Hasson); his father, Robert Rudolph; mother, Terrye Rudolph (Stein); and his grandparents, Hyman and Blanche Stein. He is survived by his brothers, Jeff Rudolph '77 and Steve Rudolph '75 (Sheryl '77). He is also survived by his four children, Seth Rudolph, Danielle Carley (Rudolph), Brett Rudolph (Stephanie), and Corey Rudolph (Michelle); and his many grandchildren. Matt was very fortunate over the years to have a best friend who was considered family - Jerry Palumbo. Matthew was born in Portland, Ore., April 21, 1953. He grew up in SW Portland and attended Wilson High School. Matt was a three-sport athlete who seemed to enjoy baseball the most. He played catcher and was nicknamed "Matt the cat" by his teammates. Matt even tried out for the minor leagues! As an adult he shifted his passion to golf and played in tournaments, with buddies, and toted his kids to courses, too. Brett recalls being "wowed" as his dad swung, and subsequently sailed golf balls over the back net at the end of the driving range! Matt built a successful career and provided for his family working in the electronic sales industry. Matt enjoyed taking his two eldest children on work trips which has provided them with fond memories of the northwest. Matt's first wife was Andrea Caron, the mother of Seth and Danielle. They remained friends until the day of his passing. Matt and his second wife, Jani, added two boys to the family: Brett and Corey. Matt and Jani are now laid to rest, together, at Avahai Shalom in Portland. An intimate service for Matt was held Sept. 1, 2022.


John Michael Garvey peacefully passed away at the age of 68, Aug. 8, 2022, in his newly completed dream home, in Palm Springs, Calif. After battling prostate cancer for seven months, he left this earth surrounded by his brother and sisters and his closest friend; all telling him how much he was loved. In his passing, he joined his former partner, Randy Gale, who preceded him in death. Mike was born Nov. 9, 1953, at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore. He grew up in Southwest Portland and graduated from Wilson High School. From a young age, he decided that law enforcement was his calling. As a teenager, he was an Oregon State police cadet, and after his experiences as a cadet, he knew there was nothing more that he wanted than to serve the citizens of Portland and to try to make their lives better through his service. He first joined the Portland Police Bureau in 1977 as a radio dispatcher. It was a foot in the door for him, and as he dispatched officers to calls, he knew that he wanted to be on the other side of the radio and finally became a police officer; the proudest accomplishment of his life. He began his career as an officer in 1978 and as a young officer, he was chasing a dangerous subject into a home where the suspect hid behind a wall and when Mike came into the house after him, Mike was shot in the face and the hand. Mike returned fire and started to chase the suspect until he fell to the ground unable to feel his legs. After a long recovery Mike regained his health and continued being a police officer. Mike lived his entire life after that with the bullet in his neck as it was too close to his carotid artery to remove. During his tenure at the Portland Police Bureau, Mike rose through the ranks and retired as a commander. He was known as a cop who cared for the community. He had a deep love of helping people and bringing calm to those in need. At the same time, he was looked up to as a warrior and a leader within the Bureau. He was the Bureau's first openly gay male officer and met challenges associated with that by being the best officer and leader he could be. As an officer, he was never afraid of a dangerous situation, but he was also a co-worker and supervisor that cared and listened to those he worked with. He always wanted to help. That defined Mike. As one former co-worker said, "If the officers in the Bureau voted for Chief, Mike would have been elected by unanimous consent." There were countless times that patrol officers would be at a call at nighttime and were stunned to have "Commander Garvey" show up on their call, bringing assistance and cover for them. He became a living legend among the officers. Mike was a decorated and accomplished police officer and manager. He was awarded numerous medals for his accomplishments and bravery including the Police Star for his grave injuries in the line of duty. He served in many assignments but was most proud of a few. He was Mayor Frank Ivancie's bodyguard and as a lieutenant, he was put in charge of organizing the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in Portland. Mike was proud to bring law-enforcement from all over the world to Portland and to showcase the Bureau and its' officers. He also served as a sergeant and lieutenant in the precincts and later became the captain of the Training and Forensics Divisions. His most coveted assignments came at the end of his career when he was promoted to the rank of commander where he led at different times, the Traffic Division and Central Precinct. At Central, he commanded all uniformed officers on the west side of the river in Portland. Mike retired in 2005. After retirement, Mike became a real estate broker and had a very successful second career as he and his life partner Randy moved to Washington, D.C., and then to Redwood City, Calif. Mike loved to play golf, travel, and run half marathons and road races with Randy. Mike always tried to be active and fit. When he passed away, he was the President of the Board of JUSTIS; the largest financial contributor to COPS (Concerns Of Police Survivors) in the nation; benefiting families of fallen officers. Mike is survived by his sisters, Ann Schray (Mark) and Mary Garvey (Tom); and his brothers, Tony Garvey (Jill) and Mark Garvey (Becky,); his nieces and nephews, Jason, Jessie, Alexis, Caroline, Laura, and Max; and his best friend, Robert Ball. A Celebration of Life will be held for Mike from 4 - 6 p.m., Oct. 12, 2022, at Portland Golf Club, 5900 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, OR. Donations in the memory of Mike may be made to JUSTIS, www.justisorg.com. Those having stories about Mike can send them to MikeGarveyStories@gmail.com.

Douglas Lynn Davidson passed away on November 28, 2019 of an infection in his foot as a result of diabetes. His memorial service is January 25, 2010 at 11am at Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 SW Vermont St, Portland, (503) 452-9375
The church is located a few blocks from Wilson High School, across the street from St Barnabas, on the hill behind the Shadow Hills Apt complex. Please come, no fancy clothes required. Any donations in his memory can be given to our church Food Pantry. Please share a memory you have of Doug. If anyone has photos, please pass them on to his sister, Elisa Snodgrass Davidson (’75), as soon as possible. Steve Solomon (Wilson Class of ‘75) has volunteered to put together a photo montage. And he is a digital artist extraordinaire, so I look forward to seeing his creation. Thank you everyone for your love and prayers at this time.

Sharon Moynihan passed away in October 2016. Sharon grew up in Portland in the home of her father, Thomas Douglas “Doug” Cowley, mother Margaret, brother Craig, step-mother Sharon and sister Kimberlee. She graduated from Wilson High School with life-long friends. She set off to further studies at George Fox, Sacramento State, and Oregon State earning degrees in Early Childhood Education and Liberal Arts. At Oregon State, Sharon met Walter, when they both joined the Promenaders Square Dance Club. Sharon loved dancing and her children (Andrew, David, Emily, Skyler, Skyla). She enjoyed biking, running , gardening, camping and cooking. When Sharon wasn’t dancing, she was educating her children with music, books and brain building toys. Sharon played albums of Dylan, Moody Blues, and Bach among many more. Sharon’s spirit of family made her a wonderful mom.


Dan Lee passed away on June 27, 2016. He was born in Boulder, Colorado on March 14, 1953 to Hal and Anna Lou Lee. He enjoyed an adventurous childhood living in Colorado, California, Hawaii, and Oregon. Dan graduated from Wilson High School and attended Pacific University and eventually moved into sales, leasing, and aviation lending for his lifelong career. He married Victoria Beayot on September 27, 1993, in Denali Naitonal Park, Alaska. Dan and Vicky loved spending time with their friends and family, live music and local festivals, and traveling together. Dan & Vicki also enjoyed their dogs Kelsey and Tanner. Dan and Tanner especially enjoyed all their human and dog friends at the local dog park near their house in West Linn. Dan enjoyed sailing and scuba diving, flying, and outdoor activities during visits with his brother in Colorado. Dan experienced an interesting career in equipment and aircraft lending, which introduced him to many return clients and adventurous trips abroard. His current position was at the Bank of the Cascades as their Senior Vice President of Aircraft Lending. Prior to this position, he was Owner and Partner of Executive Capital and Horzon Leasing, leasing equipment and aircraft to companies and individuals. Dan is survived by his wife, Victoria Lee; his parents, Hal and Anna Lou Lee; his sister, Lynn Brown (& Jack); his brother, Dave Lee (& Maggie) and nieces Meagan (& Nick Dailey) & Emmaline (& Lee Klinger), nephews Matt Brown, Ryan Lee (& Samantha), & Nolan Lee (& Brooke), and grand niece - Olivia Klinger, and grand nephew - Carter Dailey.


John Steven Pasero, 67, of Reno, NV passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on the morning of November 27, 2020. John was born in Portland on February 17, 1953 and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High school in 1971, where he was a member of the Varsity Track and Golf teams. John later attended the University of Oregon and later spent his career as a Manager and Store Director for Albertson's, Lucky and Save-Mart. On May 27, 1978, John married Jeanne Anne Christensen. Together, they raised their three children Brian, Jane and Scott. As a family, they enjoyed traveling; especially to San Francisco to watch the Giants, to Disneyland and to Oregon. John was an avid runner and enjoyed trail running, racing in Reno or Lake Tahoe and participated in several Hood to Coast Relays in Oregon. John loved to share his passion for the sport with others and organized several jog-a-thons over the years to support Stead Elementary school in Reno. As a person, John was a kind, gentle, yet tough man (the best qualities). John is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Jeanne, sons Brian and Scott, daughter Jane, grandchildren Bryce, Aubrey, Andrew and Mia and brothers Mark and Jim and sister Anne. John was a 2nd generation Oregonian, after his father and sportswriter, George Pasero and a line that continues to the fourth generation with his grandson Bryce. A memorial service will take place in the summer of 2021 to honor John.


Janet Hill Styner passed peacefully at home in Tigard, Oregon on June 30, 2016 at the age of 62, after an eleven-month battle with cancer. She was lovingly cared for at home by her husband of 35 years, Jon Styner, her children, and her friends. Born October 14, 1953 in Portland, Oregon, Janet was raised in the Hillsdale neighborhood of southwest Portland by her parents Kenneth and Elizabeth Hill. She is survived by her husband, Jon Styner, two children, Eric and Evan Styner, and her brother Glenn Hill, in addition to all the friends and family members whose lives she touched. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1971 and went on to Oregon State University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, completing a B.A. in Clothing, Textiles, and Related Arts. After graduating she worked for Far West Savings and Loan, the American Institute of Architects (Portland Chapter), and KPMG Peat Marwick as the audit secretary and recruiting coordinator for 10 years. After redirecting her efforts to care for her children, Janet became a consistent classroom volunteer at Mary Woodward Elementary and Templeton Elementary, earning her the Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Lay Educator of the Year award. In addition to her time volunteering within the school district, Janet also spent countless hours working with Cub Scout Pack 690 and Boy Scout Troop 423 in Tigard. After the death of her father, Kenneth P. Hill, Janet became very involved in the day to day life of her mother, Elizabeth W. Hill, who introduced her to PEO, an organization dedicated to the higher education of young women. She went on to serve as President and Co-President in her local chapter, subsequently attending the PEO National Conference in St. Louis, MO. Janet’s talents were numerous. She had exceptional organizational skills, had a keen eye for detail and a steel-trap memory. She had many passions, such as being an avid reader, a film and theater enthusiast, cooking, gardening, sewing, bike riding, hiking and animals. Among the many pets she had throughout her lifetime, she is survived by her two beloved cats, Chailai and Ceba. Her unique personality left a lasting impression on all who interacted with her, and those who knew her best will remember her for her straightforward manner, her outgoing personality, her incisive wit and her dry sense of humor.


Gerald Allen Swanson passed away at his home in Portland on January 11, 2017 at the age of 63. He was born to parents Allan and Dorothy on April 21, 1953 in Pasa Robles, CA. Jerry attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Portland, OR, participating in Track & Field. The event he excelled in was the High Jump (see photo above). Jerry was very intelligent, carrying a 4.0 GPA from the fourth grade all the way through high school where he was also a member of the National Honor Society. He graduated Class of 1971. He received his Bachelor's degree with Lewis & Clark College in 1975, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Jerry graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark on an athletic scholarship. Jerry worked for 22 years for Rite-Aid, having been previously employed at Fred Meyer. Jerry was Confirmed Lutheran at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Portland. Jerry was a nature lover who enjoyed skiing, hiking, golf, beach activities and spending time at his condo on Kauai. He also enjoyed reading Shakespeare. Jerry is survived by his sisters, Jan Phipps and Christine Hurd, brother-in-law Tom Hurd, and niece Sarah Hurd. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Dorothy Swanson. Jerry has had some difficult health challenges over the last few years. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Jerry's girlfriend Raquel Tiernan, and her parents for their love, care, and support of Jerry. He would often express how grateful he was to have them as part of his life. At Jerry's request, no services are planned.

Donald Ackley … 1953-1974
Deborah Alsman … 1954-2002
Ronald Beam … 1954-1983
Spencer Bentley … 1954-2014
Mike Bloom ... June 1, 2018
Steven Brauser … 1954-2011
Stanley Brugger … 1954-2012
Steven Brugger … 1954-1990
Randall Cadmus … 1954-1996
Janice Clarke … 1954-2012
Paul E. Duncan ... April 17, 2019
Michael Kammer … 1954-1995
Kevin Kopra … 1954-2007
Wallace K. Lawson … 1954-2015
Merri Y. LeDuc-Olive … 1954-2007
Peter Towe Mays ... 1953-2019         
Thomas Meek … 1953-2008
Shawn Moore ... June 19, 2005
Katie M. Nesmith-Perko …1954-1993
Dale Nordin … 1954-2017
Thomas Nunn … 1954-1977
Alan Selling … 1954-2014
Marcie Wexler-Maitland … 1953-2010


Paul E. Duncan died unexpectedly April 17, 2019 of natural causes. He was born May 19, 1954 and lived nearly his whole life in the S.W. community of Maplewood. He worked over 25 years for the Kohler Co./Ann Sacks as a kiln operator. Paul's death was such a shock to everyone, since he was in such great physical shape, being a superb athlete all his life. He played baseball for the Tualatin little league all-star team, Wilson High School, PSU team under the great coach Jack Dunn, Portland City League and even a year for the professional team, The Portland Mavericks. Hollywood director Bing Russell recognized Paul's talent and selected him to the as both a pitcher and hitter. Paul can be seen in the movie "The Bastards of Baseball." After baseball, Paul's interests shifted to long distant running, where he participated in several "Hood to Coast" relays and Portland Marathons. Paul found his real passion bowling and played in two leagues with Sunset Bowling. He even accomplished bowling a 300 game. Paul is survived by sister, Kathy (Dan) Scheel; brothers, Jack (Chris) Duncan, Dave (Cathie) Duncan and Jeff (Susan) Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Margaret Duncan.
The public was invited to an informal get together in Paul's honor July 21, 2019, at the Maplewood Coffee Shop (Evie & Myrtles).

Shawn Moore, 50, passed away quietly and peacefully on June 28, 2005 two days after suffering a massive heart attack in Tucson, Ariz., where he had been living the past four years. A Portland native, he attended Jesuit High School, graduated from Wilson High, and earned his degree in chemistry from Oregon State University. After college, he moved to Seattle and began his career with AmTest Laboratories, rising to the position of general manager. Shawn was an avid gardener and a great cook. He loved to hike, camp and fish, and got great pleasure in passing his angling skills on to his daughter, Kendra, 14. He is also survived by his father, Bill Moore, Shelton, Wash.; two brothers, Jeff Moore '71, Bandon, and David Moore, Keizer; as well as five sisters, Kimberly Moore Nelson, Portland; Christine Moore Stanton, Louisville, Colo.; Karen Moore Logan '64 (passed away in 2012), Hermiston; Irene Moore Alderman, Springfield; and Carol Moore, San Francisco. A memorial service was planned for July 9, 2005 in Kirkland, Wash.


It is with the heaviest hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Pete Mays Dec. 5, 2019. He was a loving husband, wonderful father, devoted brother and son, faithful friend, generous coach, considerate co-worker and an easygoing, funny and all around great guy. Born in Portland Dec. 13, 1953, to Wanda Towe Mays and Carl William Mays, Jr., Pete grew up in the Hayhurst neighborhood and graduated from Wilson High School. He followed in his big brother Steve's footsteps and attended Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) and joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. It was through Sigma Chi that he made many lifelong friends and memories. His graduation from OSU coincided with the final game of the Portland Trail Blazers' 1977 NBA Championship series. He attended the graduation but followed the game on his transistor radio during the ceremony! After college, Pete began his career with Pepsi Cola in Portland. He started there as a driver and retired after 36 years as a market and restaurant account manager. He was known fondly as "Pepsi Pete" to his customers. Pete was well loved by all of his co-workers and clients. It was here at Pepsi that he met his wife of 31 years, Teri Augustyn. Pete was most proud of his two children, Claudia Mays and William "Billy" Mays. He was affectionately known as "Disneyland Dad" because he made the fun stuff happen, from chocolate donuts every Saturday morning, coaching their baseball/softball/basketball teams, catching pitching practice, to going on bike rides and impromptu beach trips. Pete could make friends with anyone and was interested in their story. Always easygoing, Pete was quick to crack jokes and bestow many friends a nickname. Honestly, we still don't know some of his friends' real names. He loved to be the forever jokester and his family begged him to get new material. He was the type of guy who couldn't sit still even for a moment. Ever active, he was a passionate mountain bike rider, off-road enthusiast, traveler and concert-goer. His friends recounted that he was always up for any adventure or activity. He particularly loved his cars and could be seen most Saturdays down at Cars & Coffee. The real cars weren't enough; you could also find Pete driving his RC Jeep rock crawlers on makeshift courses. An avid sports fan, Pete could rattle off stats for both his beloved Beavers and Blazers, as well as just about any other team and sport. He also loved attending the OSU tailgates and recruiting dinners with his fraternity brothers and friends. When diagnosed with Lymphoma, many friends asked, "What can we do?" He was quick to invite them to come up to the hospital and bring him meals. His schedule was booked! Thank you to all the friends who helped - you made all the hospital stays bearable. Pete wanted to make sure to thank his wonderful doctors and nurses at Compass Oncology, Providence Medical Center and OHSU for their care and compassion. He is survived by his wife, Teri; children, Claudia and William; and brother, Steve. A funeral was held Jan. 4, 2020, at St. John Fisher Catholic Church with a reception following at Old Market Pub & Brewery. Pete had a soft spot in his heart for the Children's Cancer Association as he could not imagine those darling children enduring what he went through. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to this organization.


Paul E. Duncan died unexpectedly April 17, 2019 of natural causes. He was born May 19, 1954 and lived nearly his whole life in the S.W. community of Maplewood. He worked over 25 years for the Kohler Co./Ann Sacks as a kiln operator. Paul's death was such a shock to everyone, since he was in such great physical shape, being a superb athlete all his life. He played baseball for the Tualatin little league all-star team, Wilson High School, PSU team under the great coach Jack Dunn, Portland City League and even a year for the professional team, The Portland Mavericks. Hollywood director Bing Russell recognized Paul's talent and selected him to the as both a pitcher and hitter. Paul can be seen in the movie "The Bastards of Baseball." After baseball, Paul's interests shifted to long distant running, where he participated in several "Hood to Coast" relays and Portland Marathons. Paul found his real passion bowling and played in two leagues with Sunset Bowling. He even accomplished bowling a 300 game. Paul is survived by sister, Kathy '63 (Dan) Scheel; brothers, Jack '64 (Chris) Duncan, Dave '69 (Cathie) Duncan and Jeff '74 (Susan) Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Margaret Duncan. The public was invited to an informal get together in Paul's honor July 21, 2019, at the Maplewood Coffee Shop (Evie & Myrtles).

Marci (Wexler) Maitland passed away on December 31, 2010 at the age of 56. She was born October 8, 1954. Marci was a bartender and is survived by her brother, Jonathan Wexler.

Loretta Skurdahl died peacefully on March 23, 2013 at the age of 57. She was born in Portland on April 13, 1955. Loretta graduated from Harvard University and U of O Law School. She worked for over 30 years for Washington County, rising to Senior Assistant County Counsel. Lorrie loved to grow things and spend time on the family farm in Sherwood. She was never happier than when she was working in her apple orchard, or helping with hazelnut harvest. Lorrie was independent and a friend to everyone. Lorrie is survived by her parents, Charlotte and Elmer; brothers, Paul (Susan) and Bruce (Dawn); nieces, Elizabeth and Samantha and nephews, Mark, Eric, Scott and Kevin. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. on March 30 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 6835 SW 46th Ave. Portland. Donations may be made in Lorrie's name to the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington.

Karen Flynn joined her loved ones that journeyed before her on May 13, 2011. She was 56 years old. Born on May 24, 1954, she was a mother to John Stupek and Ian Moore, a soon-to-be-grandmother to Sophia Stupek, a mother-in-law to Hanna Stupek, a daughter to George W. Flynn and the late June Flynn, a sister to Laurie and Stephen Flynn, and a loving companion for many years to Robert E. Williams. At last, she is at peace. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Knight Cancer Research.

Roxanne Lee Story passed away on June 4, 2015 at the age of 61. She was born March 27, 1954 and was a longtime resident of Portland and a graduate of Wilson High School. She was talented artist and a loving soul who gave so much to all in her lifetime. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her sisters, Karen Story '67 and Patsy Kay Englehart; brothers, Mike and Ken Story '64; daughter, Hillary Helgeson; and friend, Daniel Gonzales.

Theron "Todd" Robinson Howser III died peacefully on April 3, 2016 at the age of 61. He was born on October 7, 1954. The son of Theron Robinson Howser Jr. and Junie Michos, he is survived by his parents; son, Theron Robinson Howser IV; daughter, Courtney Howser; brothers, Mitch and Jesse Howser; sister, Robin Howser; and five grandchildren. Todd played basketball for Wilson High School, graduating in 1972. Followed by a short collegiate career at Southern Oregon Community College in Bend, he went on to become a virtual spark, as his father would say, in the success of the family steel fabrication business for the next 30 years. His 6-foot-8-inch presence and ability to calm even the most demanding customers ensures that once met, he was never forgotten. It is as if a very bright star in the sky went out as his personality and spirit so brightened up every gathering he was a part of. There will be a celebration of life held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at his childhood home. Please contact Robin Howser for details, 503-289-9328. We miss you every day, Big Guy - one and a half thumbs up!


David (Dave) Nadal passed away due to heart failure on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born on November 16, 1954. His outgoing personality, BIG laugh and insatiable curiosity will be greatly missed by family and friends. In addition to his big heart and caring nature he will be remembered for his dedication to environmental causes and social justice issues. As president of his sophomore class at Woodrow Wilson High School he organized the signature gathering that put the original Oregon Scenic Rivers bill on the ballot. Two years later he opened and ran the CAMP (Citizens Advancing McCarthy’s Policies) office in Portland to support the presidential campaign of then Senator Eugene McCarthy. He attended college at New York University, Reed College and then Lewis and Clark College where he had a double major in biology and history. He never pursued a traditional career and primarily supported himself working as a legal wordsmith at large law firms in Los Angeles and Portland. This allowed him to spend almost six months each year on his five acre paradise in Halfway, Oregon as well as time in Salem researching environmental law and lobbying the state legislature on mining regulations and other environmental concerns. Dave developed Type-2 diabetes and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure six years ago and this severely restricted his activity. He continued to research both environmental and historical topics and loved free-wheeling intellectual discussion. At the time of his death he was corresponding with the city about the potential environmental impact of a proposed second OHSU tram. He continued to be a devoted uncle, brother and friend and became the foster parent to a menagerie that included chameleons, finches and some really cute rats. In addition to his menagerie (who all went to new homes) he is survived by his two sisters, Katy Nadal (Hansen) and Barbara (Dick) Kuehner and his two brothers Joe (Diana) Nadal and Tom (Lynn) Nadal and five nieces and six nephews who all adored their Uncle Dave. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts in memory of Dave be made to Oregon Wild, The Audubon Society, or The Oregon Human Society.

Lori Underwood passed away from throat cancer September, 2018. She was living in Clarkston, Washington. Survived by 2 children a son Brian and a daughter Crystal. No service was held.

Pamela Georges passed on June 2, 2017.


Michael H. Bloom of Lake Oswego died June 1, 2018 at age 64 at home from a brain tumor. Michael was born in Portland, OR to Theodore and Loretta Bloom on May 31, 1954. He is survived by his wife, Keri of 22 years, and his three children, David age 29, Arielle and Max both 16, his mother, Loretta  and his sisters, Linda and Leslie. Michael attended Wilson High school, the University of Oregon and the University of Oregon Law School. He established his legal practice in Portland, specializing in personal injury law and litigation.  He worked tirelessly for his clients as evidenced by numerous awards to his practice. In 2018, he received the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Presidents Award. Michael was a devoted husband and proud father and had many deep and lasting friendships.  He lived a full and rewarding life, enjoying his family, friends, golf, tennis, Ducks and the Blazers. Michael’s hospitality was boundless, he was a guy everyone enjoyed spending time with and everyone knew exactly how he liked his steak and martini. Medium rare plus, a whole lime squeezed into Bombay gin. He will be missed more than he knows. Family held a celebration of life event on June 16, 2018. Contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to Providence Hospice.

We learned in 2019 that Jane Clarke passed away 15 to 20 years ago.

We learned in 2019 that Janice Clark passed away about 5 years ago.

Stan Horton passed away in 2019.

CLASS OF 1973 (according to reunion planners)
Ken Barker
John Boyle
Reid Crosier
Matthew C. Dot
David Downin
Matt Doty
Mary Engel
Randal Scott Fitzhugh
Christine E. Knight
Matt Kuzman
Eugene O'Neel
Mark Raz
Curtis Rhodes
Karen Sauer
Mark Tedford


Randal Scott Fitzhugh, "Randy," 68, was born in Portland, Oregon on June 3, 1955. He died on Tuesday, February 6th at his mother's home in Beaverton, Oregon following a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer; enveloped in love by family and friends at his side. Randy was a Portland native, attending Robert Gray Grade School and then graduating from Wilson High School (now Ida B. Wells) in 1973. He was an accomplished athlete in school, participating in a variety of sports. Following graduation, he remained devoted to his hometown throughout his life. Randy's professional business career included a lengthy senior management position at Poorman-Douglas Corporation in Portland, Oregon, followed by a stint at dot-com startup Webvan in Foster City, California. After stepping away from the corporate sphere later in life, Randy enjoyed a second career as a private investigator operating in the Portland area. From an early age Randy was an avid sports fan with a preternatural fixation on anything Oregon Ducks. He attended numerous Ducks' football games with a variety of friends, but he followed all UO sports with great enthusiasm.
Randy's favorite pastimes were reading, live music, photography, playing games, and cards (especially cribbage, hearts, spades, podunk, and poker). Noted for his passion, kindness, generosity, and unwavering loyalty, Randy could always be counted on to show up for those in need. Many friends have recounted poignant memories of Randy supporting them at key moments of their life. However, the quintessential indicator of Randy's impact on others is the common refrain from an array of people who thought of Randy as their best friend. Many have also remarked on his lively wit and rather dry sense of humor, which brought laughter and joy to any gathering. Randy cherished the outdoors and spent as much time as possible walking, hiking, bicycling, camping, skiing, rafting, scuba diving, and generally frolicking in nature. One of his favorite places was the Oregon coast, where he spent much of his free time. Our family is profoundly touched and thankful for the outpouring of love and support for Randy, both throughout his battle with cancer, as well as the many warm and effusive remarks following his death. There are many to thank for supporting Randy, but we wish to extend a special note of appreciation to Katie Hartley, her husband, Jack, and their children for their steadfast commitment to assisting Randy throughout his challenging journey with cancer. Randy felt privileged and grateful to have Katie on his side, and he frequently acknowledged her role in keeping him going during exceptionally difficult times. Randy was predeceased by his beloved grandmother, Mary M. Landauer of Portland, Oregon, and his father, James R. Fitzhugh of Lake Oswego, Oregon. He is survived by his mother, LaVerne Landauer of Beaverton, Oregon; his aunt, Nancy Landauer of Claremont, California; his sister Susan McGuire of San Francisco, California; his brother James A. Fitzhugh and his wife, Lue Anne, of Bend, Oregon; his sister Mary Noyes of Beaverton, Oregon; his brother William Fitzhugh and his wife, Valerie, of New York, New York; his sister Debra Fitzhugh of Oregon; and his brother Greg Fitzhugh and his wife, Bridgit, of Keizer, Oregon. Additionally, he is survived by 12 nieces and nephews: Jennie, Melissa, April, Christine, Angie, Stephanie, Brian, Jennifer, Katie, Mike, Jax, and Wilder; as well as cousins Lynn and Wayne. Randy was preceded in death by Cameron, the cherished son of his longtime girlfriend, Diane Stone. Further, Randy was predeceased by uncles, Butch Crook, Ben Nelsen, and David Landauer; and aunts, Charlotte Crook, Barbara Landauer, and Patty Nelsen. Finally, but certainly not least, he was predeceased by several of his closest and dearest childhood friends, Mark Tedford, Dwight Worthington, and Mike Bloom. In accordance with Randy's wishes, there will be no formal memorial service and his ashes will be spread at Eagle Creek in the Columbia Gorge where he often hiked. His family kindly requests donations in Randy's name to Randall Children's Hospital, an organization dedicated to childhood cancer research and supporting children with cancer, a cause and organization Randy actively supported for many years.

As reported by a classmate, Mary Engel '73 passedd away September 2023 after a long convalescence several years after a bad fall. She passed away several days after the Class of 1973's 50th reunion. Her sister Kathy (Seattle area) handled the arrangements.


Christine E. Knight, 67, a longtime resident of the Cornelius community, died Sunday morning, Sept. 11, 2022, at OHSU Portland Medical Center. Born Dec. 26, 1954, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of the late Harold Fritzler and Florence (Gorte) Fritzler. She was raised and received her education in Portland, having been a graduate of Wilson High School Class of 1971. Following her high school graduation, Christine attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, having received a bachelor's degree in geology. She was united in marriage to Neal D. Knight Sept. 26, 1981, in the Cedar Mill Bible Church. They celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary this past September. Following their marriage they resided in Beaverton, until 1985, when they moved to the Cornelius community, where they have resided since. Christine had worked at Tektronix, Inc., in Beaverton for several years. She and Neal co-owned and operated Cherry Products Autobody & All Knight Off Road from 1986 to 2021, when they sold the business and retired. She was an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cornelius and the Hillsboro Optimist Club. Among her special interests, Christine enjoyed automotive related activities, as she and Neal would attend Hot August Nights (Classic Cars and Rock N' Roll) Show in Reno, Nev., and riding their quads at the Annual Dunefest in Winchester Bay, Ore. Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Florence Fritzler. Survivors include her husband, Neal Knight, of the family home in Cornelius, Ore.; her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Luke Knight, of Cornelius, Ore., and Casey and Courtney Knight and their daughter, Camden Knight, all of Cornelius, Ore. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home, 2308 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove, with Pastor Jerry Hinz, of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cornelius, officiating. Burial Rites and Interment will follow at Forest View Cemetery, 1161 West Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following the cemetery rites, to be held in the fellowship room at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 200 S. 16th Avenue in Cornelius.


An educator and longtime resident of Springfield, Oregon John Boyle passed away at home on January 10, 2023 at age 67. John is survived by his wife, Betsy Burrow, his daughter McKenzie “Mazie” Boyle and siblings Mike Boyle and Susan Lawrence '76 (Steve). Born in Everett, Washington to Nancy Jane (Lehmann) Boyle and Charles Raymond Boyle Jr. the family moved to Burlingame, California in 1959 and then to Portland, Oregon in 1964. John made lifelong friends at Bridlemile Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson High School, played Little League Baseball at Alpenrose Dairy and Gabriel Park and cultivated his life-long devotion to golf at the Portland Golf Club. John attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland, earning a degree in History in 1978. He also developed an enduring passion for rock bands The Who, The Tubes, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Frank Zappa and Warren Zevon, creating a unique and raucous soundtrack for life. John earned a Secondary Education Degree from the University of Oregon in 1984 and began full time teaching in Jackson County. He moved across state to the Nyssa School District in 1990 and following a whirlwind courtship in San Francisco, married Betsy and settled in Boise, Idaho. In 1994 they welcomed their "tater-tot", Mazie. John continued his teaching career at Lowell High School and the family relocated to Springfield. A member of the faculty from 1996 until retirement in 2022, John taught economics, social studies, government, advanced placement classes and coached boys' and girls' basketball. During this time, he also received a master's degree in Geography from the University of Oregon. Throughout life, John maintained an endless fascination with education, literature, history and music. Over the years, "Captain" Boyle received numerous letters, cards and graduation photos from Lowell students expressing admiration and gratitude. John kept every one of these notes and his family cherishes their sentiments. John loved three wonderful dogs over his life; Pepi, Hunter, and Vinegar Anne. In retirement, he adopted a wayward rooster and two hens who provided both amusement and comfort. Sadly, Henri the rooster passed the same week as John. The family is planning a private memorial for John and his feathered companion in April. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, Sacred Heart Hospice or your local blood bank.


Matthew C. Doty died March 4, 2010 in Rockwall, Texas.  He was born June 29, 1955 in Portland.  He graduated from Wilson High School in 1973 and from the University of Oregon in 1987.  He married Cynthia Storms on June 16, 1984 in Garfield, Washington.  They later divorced.  He married Heidi Everson on January 16, 1999 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  In February 2008, Matthew moved to Costa Rica to teach school, and there he met his good friend and companion Cristina Salazar. They moved to Texas in 2009.  He is survived by his mother Florence Galice; brothers James “Jed” and John, Portland; children, Benjamin and Caroline, Moscow, Idaho, and Rachel and Hannah, Clarkston, Washington; companion, Cristina and her sons, John, Christopher and Tristan of Rockwall.  A memorial service was held March 15, 2010 at St. Thomas More Church in Portland.


Kelly Wippert, 64, beloved father, brother and uncle; passed away Oct. 16, 2019. Born in San Fernando Calif., Dec. 10, 1955. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, Marlene Joy and Bruce Wippert; and brothers, Shane and Cortland Wippert. Kelly grew up in Hawaii and Oregon. Upon graduating from Wilson High school, he joined the 82nd Airborne Division. Sergeant Wippert was stationed in Korea DMZ. After his service Kelly attended and played football for Cal State Fullerton.
He lived a full life, laughed often and was most proud of his sons Austin and Chase Wippert. Kelly is survived by his loving sons; former wife, Janice Kline; sisters, Tari Wippert (Joey) and Shannon McClincy (Curt); nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Services for Kelly will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Happy Valley, OR 97086. A celebration of Kelly's life will follow at Oregon Wine Reserve, 600 N. State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034.


Otto Freund, 64, resident of the Hillsboro community, died Friday evening, June 14, 2019, at his home. OTTO FREUND was born June 7, 1955 in Pamekasan, Indonesia, the son of the late Frits Freund and Soetijani Mimi (Koesoemonegoro) Freund. At the age of three years old, his family was forced out of Indonesia as part of the Indo Diaspora, leading them to Holland, where he lived for one year, until he and his family entered the United States through Ellis Island, New York City, New York on December 20th, 1960. His family moved to Oregon, settling in Portland, where his family was sponsored by St. John Fisher Parish in Southwest Portland. Otto attended Multnomah Elementary School, Robert Gray Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School, having been a graduate of the Class of 1973. He lettered in four sports in high school including wrestling, track & field, gymnastics and football. Upon his high school graduation, he was enlisted to the United States Airforce, until honorably discharged for a medical condition. Soon after, Otto pursued a future in skill-trade and was accepted into the Carpenter’s Union. He was united in marriage to Victoria Baden on June 6, 1974 at the Neighbors of Woodcraft Lodge. Following their marriage, they resided in Portland and Seattle. They later divorced. In 1991, Otto met his life partner, Judee Lee Fisher. They lived in the Portland Metro area, and finally made their home at the Family Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon in 2000. They later separated in 2011, though they remained very close as a blended family. Otto had worked as a Master Carpenter in the commercial/residential construction industry for more than 40 years. He was one of the first minorities in the Carpenter’s Union, having served a four-year apprenticeship with Ryerson Hardwood Floors in Portland. He later worked for himself, alongside his Partners, Judee and son Jade. Otto’s work can be found across the United States featured in luxury hotels, historical landmarks, custom-built homes, and the Street of Dreams. Among his special interests, he enjoyed writing and playing music. He was a self-taught guitarist and could easily pick up any instrument with natural talent and ability. Otto was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band, playing at Luaus throughout the Portland area. Otto took interest in Pencak Silat, Indonesian Martial Arts, having trained with Rick Vandepol. Of his greatest interests, his family was always the epicenter of his being. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frits and Soetijani Freund and his sister, June Freund. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Jade Freund, of Hillsboro, Oregon; Sierra Freund-Chaudhary and Ranesh Chaudhary, of Tigard, Oregon; his faithful and beloved companion Chewbacca Freund; and his bonus children, Annie Marks, of Portland, Oregon; and Sean McKissen, of Hillsboro, Oregon; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Teresa Freund, of Bend, Oregon and his sister, Francesca Freund, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Also surviving is his granddaughter, Sienna Jaiden Chaudhary; his eldest niece Desiree’ Freund, and great-nephews, Deven Freund, Jordan Emery, and Ryan Emery; his niece Brandie Freund and great-nephew Noah Bailey-Freund; his nephews Perry and Max Freund; his niece Jasmine Stetzel and her fiance Michael Marsh and great-niece Montana June; and nephew Kameha Stetzel.

Gretchen Wagner passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. She was born on December 11, 1954. Gretchen was a resident of Oregon at the time of passing.

Dwight Alan Worthington, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Dwight was born August 1, 1953 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Leo Benjamin and Alma Patterson Worthington. He grew up in Portland, Oregon and he loved hiking, snow skiing and anything outdoors. He was an athlete, excellent chef, woodworker, and life-long friend. He could fix anything. He loved to have a good time and was kind to all. Dwight's life focused around his family. Dwight is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy Worthington; children, James Worthington and Jennifer Worthington Nino and son-in-law Juan Claudio Nino; brothers, Darrell, Douglas, Dale and Dave Worthington and grandchildren, Jameson and Gabrielle. Rather than formal services, Dwight would like you to gather and think of all the good things, good times, and funny stories. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to his surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Nissen through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at tiny.cc/WAH.


Jay Fewel passed away on October 13, 2018. He was born on August 7, 1955. Jay Fewel was the consummate "man's man," an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, clamming and crabbing. These manly pursuits led to his becoming an accomplished cook as well, as he happily prepared the fruits of his labors to share with family and friends. He also enjoyed curating his eclectic collections, which included butterflies, stamps, matchbook covers, decoys, taxidermy and vintage items. Jay was proud of being a sixth-generation Oregonian. The eldest son of the late John B. "Jock" and Elizabeth "Libby" Ball Fewel, Jay lived and attended school in Southwest Portland, later graduating with a degree in finance from Colorado University. Jay met his future wife, Kerrie Sundeleaf, in Gearhart the summer before college and the two maintained a friendship through the years. They married in 2005. Jay had a successful career as a Senior Investment Officer with the State of Oregon Treasury and retired in 2014 after 25 years. His considerable expertise helped guide PERS investments through difficult economic times. His work took him throughout the country, where he forged many lasting friendships. Jay was known worldwide for his "cutting edge" investment strategies. He was a friend to many and took the time to reach out to others battling addictions. We take comfort knowing that he spent a relaxing summer immersed in his favorite activities at the coast, relaxing at his vacation home in Gearhart with his wife, friends and family. He was proud to have snagged the biggest crab of his life this summer. Jay is survived by his wife, Kerrie; stepchildren, Natalie Sept and Christopher Sept; sister, Janet Carlson (John); brother, Richard Fewel (Julie); nieces, Kendall, Lauren and Holly Murphy and Marissa Fewel; and nephews, Stuart Fewel and Cole Carlson. His memorial service was held Nov. 16, 2018, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral followed by a reception at the Multnomah Athletic Club. The family suggests memorial contributions to freshwatertrust.orgor linesforlife.org.

Mark Alan Strauch passed away October 14, 2008 at age 53 in Mexico. He was born on April 14, 1955.  A funeral Mass was held Oct. 27, 2008, at St John Fisher Catholic Church in Portland.


Emily Georges Gottfried passed away on January 27, 2013 at 57. She was born on March 19, 1955. According to Nancy Haught from The Oregonian ... in the 1990s, Emily Gottfried landed an audition to be cantor for a relatively new Jewish congregation that had been meeting in suburban Portland. "Emily's license plate was IML8," says John L. Moss. an organizer what was then South Metro Jewish Community. That day, Gottfried arrived 45 minutes after the service had started, bursting through the door, "huffing and puffing," Moss says, carrying her guitar. "You're in West Linn," she sputtered, "where God lost his shoes. I couldn't figure out how to get here!" The congregation waited as she set up and then led through the rest of the service. "it was lovely," Moss says. "Emily was larger than life." Emily Georges Gottfried, 57, a hands-on, singing stalwart of Portland's Jewish community, died Sunday at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, after a brief but intense struggle with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, a rare autoimmune disorder. A month before she died, Gottfried had been healthy enough to go cross country skiing. In addition to her responsibilities within the Jewish community, Gottfried was chair of the Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County, secretary of the local Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program board, treasurer of the Coalition Against Hate Crimes, a statewide conveener of the Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunder, a board member of the Vision Action Network of Washington County, a member of the City of Portland Human Rights Commission and the Oregon Food Bank Policy Advisory Committee. She served as cantor for several Jewish congregations in Albuquerque, N.M.; Vancouver and Spokane, Wash.; Palm Desert, Calif.; and Aspen, Colo. She was a longtime member of Congregation Havurah Shalom in Northwest Portland. More than 1,200 people - "a Yom Kippur-size crowd," someone said - filled the spacious sanctuary of Temple Beth Israel In Norhtwest Portland Tuesday for ner memorial service. Among the speakers was attorney Allan Abravanel, a longtime friend who lives now in Washington, D.C., spoke. "Emily remembered human rights," Abravanel said, "the imperative to respect the spark of the divine in every person, and the obligation to reject, as the Jewish theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel decried, the 'monstrosity of inequality.'" Gottfried was a third-generation native Portlander, born in March 19, 1955, to Maurice Ostrow Georges and his wife, Evelyn, She grew up with an older sister, a younger brother and a bevy of cousins on Southwest Hamilton Street. She attended Bridlemile School and graduated from Wilson High in 1973. She earned two bachelor's degrees, the first in religion from Pomona College in Claremeont, Calif., and the second in music education from the University of Oregon. Her master's degree in vocal performance was from the University of New Mexico. She met Jeff Gottfried, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who grew up on Long Island, in the spring of 1980. They married in August of the same year. "It was love at first sight," says her oldest daughter, Miriam Gottfried says. The couple moved to New Mexico for seven years - both of their daughters were born there - but they returned to Portland in 1988. Gottfried became the anchor of her extended family, the one encouraged and cooked for huge Passover Seders, rollicking Hanukah parties and gratitute-filled Thanksgiving celebrations. Gottfried was cultural arts, special events and publicity director at Mittleman Jewish Community Center from 1988 to 19999. She was the director of the American Jewish Committee, Oregon Chapter, from 1999 to 2009, when the organization reorganized as an independent affliliate of the committee. She became executive director of the new entity, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee, from 2009 to the present. Gottfried's work did not end with Oregon's Jewish community. She reached out to Christians, Muslims, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Church of Scientology. She built bridges between communities by leading songs, organzing programs and rolling up her own sleeves to do the work required to advance any and all of her causes. She was outraged that families went hungry in Oregon, that hate crimes undercut the human ties that she believed held people together. She was committed to tikkun olam, the Jewish of healing the world. Through it all, Gottfried was a mother. "She was my best friend as well as my mom," Benna Gottfried says. "I live her in Portland and I wanted to share her with my friends." "I live in New York," her sister, Miriam says. "And she was still the center of my universe." The Gottfrieds opened their home to Troy Sampere, a high school senior whose parents moved to Hawaii during his senior year of high school. During college, Sampere returned during the summper and has visited with his own children in the years since. "Even with young kids, work and other commitments, Emily still made dinner just about every night and breakfast every morning." Sampere said from McNeese State University in Louisiana, where he now teaches. "She also took the time to enjoy the little pleasures. She would take walks by herself for exercise and tranquility. She would go berry-picking with her sister." She told him once that her favorite parts of the day were her morning cup of coffee and glass of wine at dinner. During the memorial serve, Susan Abravnel remembered what she called "the frequent Friday 3 p.m. call." "So, what are you doing for Shabbat," Gottfried would ask her friend. "I have some salmon that Jeff caught and made a pie with the berries I picked last weekend. Can you pick up the challah? What else do you have?" Mary Jo Tully, chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland who took part in an official Jewish-Catholic dialogue that involved Gottfried, recalled her friend's unique gift for engagement. "Emily formed community by the deep personal regard she had for other people," Tully says. "She left a piece of herself in every community that she touched." Gottfried is survived by her husband, Jeffry; two daughters, Miriam of New York City and Benna of Portland; her mother, Evelyn Georges, of Portland; sister, Andra Georges '70 and brother, Daniel Georges' 76, both of New York. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Oregon Area Jewish Committee, 7410 S.W. Oleson Rd., PMB190, Portland, OR 97223.


Nancy Alfstad passed away on March 8, 2014 from cancer at the age of 58. She was born May 13, 1955 in Portland, Oregon to Dr. John and Betty Alfstad, the youngest of three daughters. Nancy is survived by her sister, Merilee; brother-in-law, Barry; and nieces, Alison and Jordan. She graduated from Wilson High School and attended PCC for a time. In her younger days, Nancy was an adventurous sort. Although a good student, she attended college without ever really settling on a major she could be happy in. She caught the travel bug early and drifted into the restaurant business to achieve the means to visit foreign countries. Her first trip was in 1978 when she backpacked through Europe for several months with her oldest and closest friend, Joi. They had a wonderful time and two years later she would return with another buddy to further her explorations. France became her favorite destination and in later years, she would visit several more times, her final visit being just last year. On that trip, she also included a visit to Stockholm to connect with newly discovered relatives. She felt right at home there and was so happy to have made the ancestral connection. Nancy lived most of her life in Oregon but also lived for a time with her sister in San Francisco and had many good memories of the time spent there. Nancy was employed at various restaurants in Portland and San Francisco before settling down to work with McCormick’s chain. She worked at the downtown location, a stint in Atlanta, and the Fish House in Beaverton. Nancy made many friends wherever she worked and was respected for her professionalism and her rapport with customers. On her last trip to Paris, she was walking down the street when she heard someone call her name and was delighted to see two favorite Fish House customers beckoning her. It was such an unexpected pleasure to meet up with old friends there. Apart from travel, Nancy loved the sport of tennis – She both played and spectated, twice enjoying trips that included the French Open in Paris. She was also fond of baseball and while in Atlanta, loved going to watch her Braves play. Nancy enjoyed reading and was especially fond of old movies. She enjoyed her nieces and was always engaged in watching them grow up. She relished holiday celebrations with family and enjoyed nothing more than relaxing on a summer’s day for a family barbecue. Nancy was also so glad to attend her 40th high school reunion just this past summer. A service was held March 14, 2014, at the Riverview Abbey Chapel, 0319 S.W. Taylors Ferry Road.

David Lezak passed away on May 23, 1024 at the age of 58. David pursued adventure and meaning in every aspect of his life. Relentlessly brilliant and always critical, his uncommon mind and distinctive leadership brought him success as an experimental physicist, and later, as a telecommunications entrepreneur. Born in Portland on July 3, 1955, he attended Wilson High School and the University of Chicago. He founded Wygant Scientific, Inc. shortly after earning his Ph.D. from Portland State University. From Wygant's modest beginnings in his garage on Wygant Street in Northeast Portland, David built the company into a dynamic innovator at the leading edge of telephone technology. A champion of women's rights and an avid supporter of local theater, David dedicated his talents and much of his free time to nonprofit organizations across Portland. To his family's frequent chagrin and occasional gratitude, he nurtured a lifelong appreciation for broken-down sailboats and other questionable transportation alternatives. Despite all of his numerous passions, adventures and responsibilities, David is best remembered for his unwavering dedication and proud commitment to his three children, Stephen, Ellie and Danny. The son of Muriel and Sidney Lezak (deceased), David is lovingly remembered by his children; sisters, Anne and Miriam; mother; former wife Brigid Flanigan; dear friend, Jennifer Himmelsbach; and the many friends he made across the globe. A memorial service was held May 31, 2014, at the Racquet Club, 1853 S.W. Highland Road, Portland. In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that donations be sent to Portland Center Stage, the Sidney Lezak Legacy Fellows Program at Lewis & Clark Law School or NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon.


Douglas Brenner passed away on January 30, 2016 at the age of 59. He was born on Jun 12, 1956 and was the son of Bill and Nancy Brenner. He married Jennifer Bergstrom in 1988. He was the proud father of Mary Claire, Elizabeth and Doug. He attended Wilson High School and the University of Montana, Missoula. Doug worked with Portland Parks & Recreation for 30 years from aquatic director to citywide services manager. His contributions and legacy will live on in aquatics, sports and the entire organization. He swam the Columbia River Swim every Labor Day for 46 years. He was a longtime member of the Multnomah Athletic Club. Doug was a mighty fan of the St. John Fisher Cardinals, Jesuit High School Crusaders, University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers, where his children played in many sports. A service was held Feb. 8, 2016, at Jesuit High School Knight Center.


Anne Marie Keebaugh (DeWitt) was born in Portland March 9, 1956. She passed May 14, 2020 after a short, fierce battle with cancer. In her youth Anne attended Catlin Gabel and Wilson High School. On May 17, 1975 Anne married Clyde Eldon Keebaugh and together they provided a life full of love, laughter and precious family memories to three daughters and a handful of grandchildren. Anne devoted 25 years to Portland Public Schools, working at Maplewood, Capitol Hill and Markham Elementary. She began as an aide for the Special Education classroom and ended as a Librarian (she also jokingly said she was the school's resident IT person). Anne was very loved and respected in this life by countless friends, peers, students and especially her family. Anne was sweet, loving, strong, smart and beautiful. She will be greatly missed. Anne is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters, Heather, Hilary, Michelle; her brother, Paul; and several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Anne would have wanted a donation of books to be made to Markham Elementary: 10531 S.W. Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219 or to a public school of your choice. A service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8pm-11pm 11450 SW WinterLake Drive, Tigard 97224.


It has been reported by a classmate that Richard Forster Jr. '74 has passed away February 2, 2023. A memorial service was held for Richard at Ernesto's in Portland.


Our dear Jerry passed away Jan. 8, 2021 after courageously battling the effects of a cancer diagnosis 41 years ago.
Jerry was born Sept. 25, 1956 to Jeanne and Herbert Newmark. Jerry attended Bridlemile Elementary School and Wilson High School. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business and Real Estate in 1978. After college Jerry worked as a manager for Benjamin Franklin Savings and Loan and then at 3M. Jerry met the love of his life Barbara (Goffe) their sophomore year at U of O, and they married in 1981. They were together for 46 years, and their love surpassed all of the trials and tribulations that confronted them due to Jerry's health challenges. They were blessed with two children, Chelsea and Adam. As a family they traveled and skied together each winter until it became too difficult.
Some of Jerry's passions included playing soccer for the University of Oregon, cycling, running, being a member of Mount Hood Ski Patrol, volunteering for the Sunshine Division and coaching soccer for the Special Olympics. Jerry lived his life with dignity, courage, and optimism. He recently received a new diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) which he fought valiantly, with hope, and without a word of complaint. He had a special spirit, never asking "why me?", but accepted what was happening to him with bravery and determination. Jerry was a gentle soul and always worried about his loved ones more than himself. He was instantly loved by all who met him. Jerry was a lifelong member of Congregation Beth Israel. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his children, Adam and Chelsea (Gilbert Coronado); grandchildren, Silas, Mateo, Anna, Erin and Brennan; his devoted mother, Jeanne; and siblings, Richard (Lizz), Miles (Barbara Gilbert), Janice and Phyllis.
Barbara and her family wish to thank the nurses and doctors at OHSU Knight Cancer Clinic. Their support and care for Jerry was unmatched. Also, thank you to Trilogy Home Care, and his caregiver Haley Vandervort, who showed Jerry compassionate and devoted care every day. A private burial service was held Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Beth Israel Cemetery. In remembrance of Jerry, donations may be made to one of the following charities: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Jewish Family & Child Service, or the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol.


Bradley Edward Overall passed away on March 2, 2014 at the age of 57. He was born on August 11, 1956 and graduated from Wilson in 1974. Brad left us early Sunday morning for a more peaceful place. We will remember him each time we get stuck on a crossword and every time we hear a bad joke. At his request, there will not be a service. His loving family has chosen to honor him in the way he would like best: good stories and delicious ribs. We will always love him. We will always miss him.


Dr. Vincent A. Reger passed away on August 28, 2014 at the age of 57. Born on October 27, 1956 in Portland to Donald E. and Patricia L. Reger. Vincent attended Wilson High School and Lewis & Clark College. He was admitted to OHSU Medical School after only three years of college and went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Vincent began his career in medicine at the Portland Clinic, and in 1990, went on to open his own private practice in general surgery at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, his lifelong dream. During his 24 years at the hospital, Vincent served in many professional capacities, including chief of staff. He is survived by his parents and sister, Elizabeth. A memorial service was held Sept. 24, 2014, in the Southern Auditorium at PSVMC. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Cancer Research Institute or PSVMC.


A classmate reported that Cheryl Wacker Hewitt passed away on November 10, 2023. We have no further details. Jan Wacker Brehm is Cheryl's sister.


Karen Elizabeth (Wagner) LaMothe passed away on April 23, 2013 at the age of 57. She was born on March 25, 1956 April 23, 2013 in Portland to Barbara and Roger Wagner. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1974 and attended the University of Santa Clara spending her junior year in Florence, Italy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology she remained in San Francisco working in the investment banking field. She re-met her husband Greg, a fellow Santa Clara graduate, in 1987 and they married soon afterwards. They moved to Portland in 1991 and were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Noel in 1993. Karen loved watching classic movies, gardening, reading a good book in the sun and making her friends and family laugh. Everyone who knew her will miss her keen wit and wry sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Wagner and is survived by her husband, Greg; daughter, Noel; mother, Barbara and stepfather, Jack McKinnon; brother, Eric (and wife, Cindy) Wagner; and sister, Gretchen Wagner-Lariviere. A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the Church of St. Michael The Archangel, 424 SW Mill St., Portland, OR 97201. Contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made in lieu of flowers.

Richard Beckman
Kelly Buddeau
Jim Carroll
Paula Counselman
Greg Gillespie
Randy Frost
Christine Hack
Rose Irving
Jack Menashe
Mary (Schuberg) Pennicooke
David Tallman
Keith Thomson
Duff Wilkins
Kathryn (Williams) Higginson


Danny Black passed away suddenly after a long battle with cancer on May 12, 2016. He was a tap and jazz dance teacherA life Tribute will be held on Sunday May 22 at 7 pm Lincoln Hall at Portland State.

Daniel Golden passed away at the age of 54 on June 30, 2011. He was born on June 17, 1957. Longtime musician, Daniel, passed away peacefully at the home that he shared with his wife, Sonja. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Danielle; granddaughter, Taylor; parents; and sister Norma.


Clarice Allen Kralovec, dearly loved family member, teacher, and friend, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was 61. Born to Grace and Otto Kralovec in Chicago, Illinois, Clarice was the youngest of four children. A Wilson High School graduate, she attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., from which she graduated in 1979 with a B.A. in French and a minor in Religious Studies. Clarice went on to complete an MAT in French at Tufts University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature at Boston University in 2002, earning numerous academic and teaching distinctions along the way. Clarice moved to Maine in 2003 to become a much-loved French teacher and respected chair of the World Language Department at Sanford High School. She brought dedication and a commitment to excellence to both her teaching and and her department leadership. She will be fondly remembered by her student colleagues. Clarice enjoyed a lifelong membership in the Episcopal Church, finding her closest and warmest church family at St. Alban's in Cape Elizabeth. Clarice Kralovec is survived by her three siblings John, Etta, and Bill Kralovec, their families, and Clarice's longtime friends, Daphne and Chris James, who took loving care of her and her family during her illness. Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Grace. She leaves behind a world forever changed by her kindness and gentle presence. A service in celebration and thanksgiving of Clarice's life will occur at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on Wednesday, August 21, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a making a gift to: The Dr. Clarice Kralovec French Study Scholarship, Sanford High School Scholarship Committee, 100 Alumni Boulevard, Sanford, ME 04073; or other favorite charity.

Carmen passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at her home in Leon, Idaho, located between Uniontown, Wa. and Genesee, Idaho. Carmen was born November 14, 1957 and was the third of three children of Harold and Marilyn Klug. Her family, which included brothers Jeff and Craig, moved to Portland, Oregon in 1959 and Marilyn died four years later. Harry married Jean in 1964, and they added a daughter, Vicky and a son, Steve to the family. After graduating from High School, Carmen attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland. She studied culinary arts, an endeavor that took her to England, where she honed her skills as a chef. Following several years as a chef in the Portland area, Carmen relocated to the Inland Northwest. On her 25th firthday she received what she frequently called "the best present anyone could ever want," an introduction to Doug Cook. She and Doug married on Thanksgiving 1987 and shared 24 years of joy rebuilding, restoring and working the Nibler Century Farm, which Doug's family homesteaded in 1897. Doug died tragically in an accident in 2006, amd Carmen struggled in his absence. In addition to Doug, Carmen was preceded in death by her mother and father and her stepmother, Jean. She is survived by her brothers Jeff Klug and wife Chari of Tygh Valley, Or., Craig Klug and his wife Anna of Ontario, Or., and Steve Klug of Idaho City, Id; sister Vicky Curl and husband Clarence of Puyallup, Wa.; stepmother Charlotte Klug of Hubbard, Or; nephews Justin Klug of Molalla, Or., Darin Klug of Ontario, Or. and C. J. Curl of Puyallup; nieces Kari Klug of Nampa, Id and Elizabeth Curl of Puyallup and a grand niece and grand nephew.

Larry Scroggins passed away on June 2, 2015 at the age of 58. He was born on March 3, 1957 and graduated from Wilson High School in 1975. A memorial service is to be held June 12, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hood River, Oregon.


Michelle Collins passed away on June 9, 2024. She was born on June 28, 1958. We are heartbroken to share the loss of our sister, Michelle. She attended Bridlemile Elementary School, Wilson High School, the University of Oregon, and graduated from the University of Washington with a Communications degree in 1980. Michelle worked for the Oregon Legislature, played the piano, flute and loved hummingbirds. She is survived by her sister Melanie Perko '71; brother Drew Collins '74, N.D., Todd Collins '79, and a large loving family spread throughout Portland, Phoenix, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Michelle loved her many friends at Laurelhurst Village Assisted Community. We miss you, Michelle.


With an unwavering faith, Jean Ellison Hand, 65, was called to Heaven’s shores on September 5, 2023 to talk with her beloved Jesus Christ.  She was born January 9, 1958. Her adoring family surrounded her in love as she sought sunnier beaches after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer.  In the face of her physical challenges, Jean was a true inspiration as she embodied grade, courage and humor, literally reassuring others as she faced trails that would have brought others to their knees.  There are so many words used to describe Jean:  Persevering. Encouraing. Devot. Fierce. Loving. Humble, Accepting. Strong. Compassionate. Fearless.  Inspiring. Fun!  Jean lived an incredibly devoted, full and generous life.  She brought an essence of enthusiasm, belonging and humor to every gathering, making sure no one felt like an outsider. She wanted others to feel loved, seen, heard and valued.  Among countless friends, one says Jean “taught us how to live life with joy and energy but more than that, she taught us how to die with strength, courage and wisdom.”  A native Oregonian, Jean was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  She was adopted by the perfect parents, Ken and Barbara Ellison, of whom she was so proud.  They welcomed her into an incredibly loving and faithful family.  The Ellisons spent much time at their property on Sauvie Island - a special and sacred retreat for the family to this day.  She attended Robert Gray Grade School, Wilson High School, Oregon State University and Portland State University where she earned her Master’s degree in education and later non-profit management certification.  Jean had a heart for education, coaching, and serving others.   Her love of sports, soccer and physical education led her to a career as the longtime executive director for Portland Youth Soccer where she created environments and programs that encouraged and empowered thousands of local youth through soccer.  She later landed another dream job as the Volunteer Director at the Cannon Beach Conference Center - a faith-based facility that welcomed Jean’s devotion with open arms.  Her volunteers and conference guests adored her and sought her for inspiration and leadership. A hardworking and heroic single mom, Jean provided beautifully for her family.  She had a clear vision of what she wanted for her kids.  She was intentional and offered consistent and clear loving guidance.  Jean’s adoring kids, Cory, Scottie and Sarah, describe their Momma as “sacrificial” - a woman with a servant’s heart who put the needs and well-being of her kids far above her own.  They say there was no limit to her incredible support, sacrifice, and steadfast love.  Jean is survived now by the loves of her life, her children, Cory (Samara), Scottie (Melissa), Sarah and grandchildren, Ezra, Callan, Bennett and Ellison.  A Celebration of Jean’s beautiful life was held October 12, 2023 at Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon.  A reception followed.  In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting Jean’s grandson, Callan, in the fight for the cure to Cystic Fibrosis.  Donate at https://www.cff.org/donate.  Godspeed Jean.  Your legacy of compassion and dedication will forever live on in our hearts.


Mark Jansen Smith, 64, died Aug. 29, 2023 in Vancouver, WA from ALS complications. Born Sept. 11, 1958 in The Netherlands to Milton Smith and Maria "Reit" Jansen, he moved with his family to Portland in 1963. Mark graduated from Wilson High in 1976 and majored in Biology at OSU. As a youth, he was an accomplished athlete, excelling in tennis and badminton. He also loved studying nature at OMSI field camps. Mark eventually founded his own ecotour business, sharing his vast knowledge of birds with clients on countless trips around the globe. He is survived by his son, Falco and siblings, Bob (Sondra) and Carol (Mitch). A celebration of Mark's life was held Oct. 1, 2023, at the Hilton Downtown Vancouver, 301 W. 6th St. Click here to read remarks by Richard Keller' 76 for Mark's memorial service. Link to website of Mark Smith photos: https://www.jpugmirephotography.com/Events/Friends/MarkSmithMemories/n-HJ7wzZ/. Also, here is a link to a video of Mark (promotional video for his ecotour company, Mark Smith Nature Tours:


Thomas Marsh Cieslinski passed away on October 26, 2021. He was born Aug. 17, 1957, to James and Maxine Cieslinski. Tom grew up in Southwest Portland and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1976. Tom married Karlyn Finnell in 1980. They had three boys: Clayton, Colton, and Brenton Cieslinski. In 1995, Tom married Kathy Miller. They had a daughter, Kacie Cieslinski. Tom started his career in 1975 at C2F in the warehouse, managed the retail store at the Art Circle and ran a paint manufacturing business. He was instrumental in acquiring a specialty paper company and marketing it successfully. Tom was also the marketing director. In 2011 Tom retired as Executive Vice President. Tom's greatest joy was sharing his love for the outdoors with his family. Tom, his brothers Cork and Jim, and their father traveled to Alaska and Canada numerous times over 20 years on salmon fishing excursions as well as many trips to the Oregon coast. A most memorable trip was camping on the John Day River with his dad and brothers hunting quail, chuckers, pheasants, and fishing for steelhead for dinner that was served with lots of laughter and stories. Tom enjoyed spending time in Hawaii throughout the years. Tom loved horses and relaxing at Black Butte Ranch. Thomas Marsh Cieslinski passed Oct. 26, 2021, at his home in Scappoose, Ore., after a 14-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Tom maintained his strong will and spirited nature every step of the way. Tom leaves behind his three sons, Clayton, Colton and Brenton Cieslinski; daughter, Kacie Cieslinski; brother, Cork Cieslinski; and a large family of grandchildren, nieces and nephews who continue to celebrate his legacy with wit and humor. Tom was predeceased by his mother, Maxine Cieslinski; father, James Cieslinski; and brother, Jim Cieslinski. There were no funeral services for Tom.


Kevin Montavon passed away after a tragic accident on July 22, 2002 at the age of 44. He was born on June 4, 1958. He was laid to rest at River View Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Kevin was mentioned in this article: https://nwlaborpress.org/2003/4-18-03Killed.html.


Bradley Goetze passed away in 1993 at the age of 34. He was born in 1958. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1976. He was laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetry, Portland, Oregon.


Dwight Mackey passed away April 1, 2020. Last year, we lost a one-of-a-kind gentle guy. Dwight Stephen Mackey passed from cardiac failure, unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep, at home in San Diego. His heart, as big as the Grand Canyon, gave out far too soon. His loss has been immense for family, friends and colleagues. He made a huge, joyful impact on so many lives. Indeed to "know him, was to love, love, love him, and we do." Dwight was born in Waco, Texas, Aug. 18, 1958 and was preceded in death by his proud, devoted parents, Robert C. Mackey in 2017 and Donna Mae Howell Mackey in 2019. Growing up in Portland, Ore., he attended Robert Gray Elementary and Wilson High School. A member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, he proudly graduated from the University of Oregon in 1981, remaining an avid Ducks fan, traveling for games, or cheering from California. A photogenic, handsome young man, he enjoyed modeling for clothing ads. Enthusiastic about travel and adventure, he traveled widely, his forty-year career often allowing him to combine them. Starting at Portland's Benson Hotel, he took an episodic path in hospitality, reservations, IT and telecom. Opportunities in project management, systems, customer service and marketing management took him to LA, Long Beach, Calif., South Africa, Vancouver B.C., home to Portland, Long Beach again, Oakland/San Francisco, landing in San Diego, where he spent 21+ years at AT&T. A valued co-worker and supervisor, many colleagues became good friends. His spirit of fun and interest in others made him a strong team builder and excellent manager. Favoring sunshine and the tranquil desert lifestyle, Dwight planned to retire in Palm Springs, joining many pals. Raised as an only child, Dwight charted his own path. He reveled in celebrating his birthday each year, especially as an adult! Well-read and conversant on most subjects, he admired quick wit, good humor and was a mischievous prankster. He adored animals, especially dogs, having a special relationship with the famous bulldog, Bluto, who he shared, took care of and loved. Above all, Dwight had deep loyalty and connection to his family. He leaves behind a dedicated sister, Jan Carothers; close cousins that were like siblings, Cathi and John Howell. Mostly he was a greatly supportive son. He spent much vacation time on multiple long Oregon weekends to visit and support his elderly parents - Dad in town, Mom at the coast. For years, he collaborated with sister Jan and cousin Cathi on their respective care, with him handling maintenance tasks from afar. He also leaves behind his uncle, David Mackey; and aunt, Jane Perkins; as well as multiple cousins from all branches of his family. Finally, Dwight left his best friend of 30 years, Charlie Frasier, his closest confidant, along with so many other deeply loving long-term friends, several who have evolved into a self-selected family. They loved and understood him as complex, both sunny and outgoing and also sensitive and private. As he grieved the loss of his mom, friends worried he wasn't faring well and encouraged him to take better care of himself. Dwight's family is grateful to Tracy Ames and Max Garcia for their kind immediate help in San Diego at his home during an impossibly sad, challenging time, and for Max's devoted assistance handling key local tasks through October.
Open hearted, Dwight left his indelible mark on those he touched, who will always remember, honor and miss him. He was a true friend and could be counted on without question! Close friends tell of his generosity and selfless support. He loved and was loved deeply in return. He excelled in celebrating... life, embracing the "Aloha Spirit." While we haven't been able to gather in person to celebrate his life, we will! Till then when you sip some bubbly, bask in the sun, hear a really bad joke or Madonna sing, cheer the Ducks or play with a dog... smile and think of Dwight. He'd love that!

Peter Devecka passed away on October 1, 2012 at the age of 54. He was born on November 28, 1957. Please visit Peter's Internet memorial and online guest book at www.skylinememorial gardens.com.

We've lost one of the great ones. After his battle with cancer, Matt Fraser passed from this world peacefully surrounded by family on August 10, 2012 at the age of 54. He was born on May 29, 1958. He will be missed by his five brothers, Scott, Rick, Mark (Diane), Buzz (Sandra) and Andy (Maria); 12 nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces. Matt is preceded in death by parents, Ed and Pat. An avid golfer, Matt won five medals for his play in the international Gay Games competitions between 1990 and 2002. But he will be best remembered for his humor and his ability to connect with people. He had incredible, long-lasting friendships from Wilson High School and UO as well as his careers in the restaurant and mortgage businesses. His spirit (and red boots) will live on for years to come as the Rose Parade passes the Royal Rosettes at 10th and Stark. The sound of his laugh and ever-loving wit will live on in our hearts forever. A celebration of Matt's life was held September 2012. Remembrances can be made to the Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW Washington, D.C., 20036.

David "Scott" Peterson passed away April 22, 2013 at the age of 56 in Tualatin due to a heart condition. Scott was born on March 21, 1957 in Redmond to parents, Joe and Deloris Peterson. Scott graduated from Wilson High in 1976 with several All State Honors and signed with the Texas Rangers. Recently he was inducted into the Wilson High and P.I.L Hall of Fame and was to be wed to Angela Gallagher '80 in September. Scott is survived by sons, Kiel Peterson, Trevor Peterson, fiance Angela Gallagher; mother and stepfather, DeLoris and George Bellingham; sister, Wendy Perterson Ingraham; and brother-in-law, Mike Ingraham; stepsister, Teri Greenwood; stepbrothers, Greg, Brad, Jeff and Ross Bellingham. Services will be held at Saint John Fisher Catholic Church, 7007 SW 46th Ave., Portland, OR 97219, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.


Marty Weinstein died July 4, 2022 after a fall resulting in major injuries. Marty was born in 1959. He was a very intelligent, kind-hearted man. He had a terrific sense of humor and a talent for telling hilarious jokes (and some not so hilarious). He had a unique gift for friendships with a long list of dear friends which goes back to his early childhood. He was a good athlete, having a great golf swing and getting a hole in one at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Another favorite sport of Marty's was squash. Marty was also a lover of books and a voracious reader. He had a library with hundreds of books dealing with political science, literature, philosophy, religion and modern detective stories. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a triple major in International Studies. For several years, Marty worked for Pollin Hotels at the Portland International Airport. He had many good friends in his life. He maintained close friends from grade school through college and beyond. He was always happy to encourage friends who needed a lift. Marty was a good man. One of his dearest friends recently told us that "Marty was the most genuine person she'd ever met." Marty was born into a close-knit family. He is survived by his mother, Elaine; brother, Jerry (Bhing); sister, Roberta; and nephew, David; as well as many cousins and family members. He was preceded in death last Fall by his father, Sandy. The funeral was held July 10, 2022, in the main sanctuary at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 N.W. Flanders St., Portland. The funeral will be followed with a burial at the Neveh Zedek Cemetery at 7925 S.W. Canyon Lane, Portland 97225. Marty was buried next to his beloved grandfather, Arthur Weinstein. Donations in Marty's memory may be made to the Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Congregation Beth Israel, and the Oregon Food Bank.

Ed Elsasser, class of 1977 lived on Maui, and died surfing the morning of November 18, 2022.  Here is the article from The Maui news: "A surfer who was found unresponsive in the ocean off Kanaha Beach Park last week was identified as 63-year-old Edward Elsasser of Spreckelsville, police said.  He was pronounced dead after ocean safety officers on rescue watercraft brought him to shore in response to the call at 10:18 a.m. Nov. 18."


Larry William Sedig was born on August 30, 1958 and passed away on March 30, 2020.

Jackie Morton Hultine passed away December 22, 2019 of cancer.


There was a program of music and memories on June 28, 2008 in the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple auditorium, Scottish Rite Temple in Portland, to honor the life and artistic achievements of Ralph Wells. The noted artist and baritone died June 18 at his home in Corvallis after a long struggle with a brain tumor and stroke. He was born Oct. 1, 1959, in Portland, to Arlen and Kathryn Wells. An outstanding student and athlete at Wilson High School, he was class valedictorian at Portland State University. Oregon State University awarded him the prestigious Petrie Award, taking him to Cologne, Germany, where he pursued his parallel interests in art and music. His pen-and-ink work, which included Oregon mountain scenes as well as movie and artistic legends, was sold widely. He had a reputation for often ambitious, carefully crafted pieces with minute attention to detail. Wells made his debut with Los Angeles Opera in 2002 as Sonora in La Fanciulla del West starring Plácido Domingo. That same year, he made his Lincoln Center debut in Gordon Getty's Joan and the Bells at Juilliard. In 2004, he returned to the Los Angeles Opera for Die Frau Ohne Schatten under Kent Nagano. He also appeared with Portland Opera, Seattle Opera, Tulsa Opera, Eugene Opera, Berkeley Opera, Oakland Opera, San Francisco's Merola Opera and Western Opera Theater, Seattle Choral Company, Bozeman Symphony, Oregon Symphony Pops, Seattle Symphony Pops, Pasadena Pops, and Yakima Symphony Pops. Among his many roles were those of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto and Germont. In 2006, Wells realized his dream of staging Farewell, Vienna!, the musical show he had created around the legend of Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who fled the Nazis and found success in film scores of Golden Age Hollywood. Wells was a member of the music faculty at Oregon State University, and maintained private studios in Portland and Corvallis. Also in Corvallis, his wife, Elizabeth, and he formed the Willamette Concert Opera, which performed four seasons there as well as in Portland and Eugene. He was to have performed in "Susannah" this coming weekend, which would have been performed at the Scottish Rite Temple where the memorial services was held. He also was a cinematic scholar, and taught college-level courses in movie history. He had a great love of teaching, and beyond his formal career in education, Wells was a mentor to many - in the arts and music and in life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, in Corvallis and mother, Kathryn, and brother, Robert, in Portland. Wells was the grandson of the late professors Vera Wells, Department of Home Economics, and Dr. Earl Wells, head of the Speech Department at OSU. Fellow classmate Kent Hartman '78 told us that "Ralph played basketball all four years at Wilson and was the starting shooting guard and second-leading scorer on the varsity team as a senior (behind only center Larry Sedig, also class of '77, who led the PIL in scoring that year). Wells was also an excellent piano player, but seldom showed that artistic side of himself to his classmates. So I think it surprised virtually everyone years later when we found out that he had become a world-class opera singer, of all things. But, then again, Ralph always was a hardworking, disciplined, right-brain-driven kind of guy." Kent also remembered that Ralph's father, Arlen Wells, was a longtime psychology teacher (among other subjects) at Wilson. Mr. Arlen Wells passed away in 1991 at the age of 67.

Pamela Rae Mollet passed away on February 10, 2014 at the age of 54. She was born on July 12, 1959. Pam was a gifted athlete. She was a student at Wilson High and Oregon State University. Pam was the star forward on the Wilson girl’s basketball team which won the first championship in state history in 1977. According to the Portland Tribune, in March 4, 1977 high school girls basketball in Oregon steps up a notch in performance and intensity as Wilson and St. Mary's Academy cap great seasons with a rematch for the state title. A standing-room-only crowd of 2,600 at Lewis & Clark College, where hundreds were turned away, sees Wilson edge the Blues 53-51. Wilson’s Junior guard Wendy Peterson's driving bank shot with 22 seconds left provides the winning points. One of the state's all-time great leads their team — Wilson's Pam Mollet (29 points, 9 rebounds). The tournament draws a record 8,850 fans — 3,300 more than the previous year. Pam worked most of her adult life at the family business, Mollet Printing. Pam is survived by her father, Robert Mollet; brothers, Greg, Douglas, David and sister, Lisa Clark. Pam was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Mollet. At Pam's request, no services were held.


David Zera Snow passed away December 21, 2017. He was born on January 29, 1959. Dave was a Portland native who attended Bridlemile Elementary School and Wilson High School. He graduated summa cum laude from University of Puget Sound and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honor society. Although he majored in biology, he spent his career working in computer technology and information systems. He moved to Boulder, Colo., shortly after college and most recently worked with his wife, Seana Grady, at her Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten. While he wore many hats there, he was affectionately known to students and parents as "Farmer Dave." He died at his Paamul, Mexico home after a brave battle with cancer. Dave is survived by his wife, Seana Grady; his sons, Kai Fleming-Snow, Adam and Nick Snow; daughters, Rhian Grady, Ayana and Zinash Snow; mother, Barbara Snow; and sister, Elizabeth Snow McDougall. Dave's father, James Zera Snow, passed away earlier this year. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and extended family who will miss him dearly. Dave loved his family, the outdoors and fishing on the Deschutes River. A celebration of life was held Jan. 6, 2018, at the Multnomah Athletic Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave's memory to Heifer International (www.heifer.org).


Robert Martin Fast, 59, a resident of the Tigard community, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, January 17, 2019 in Hillsboro. Bob was born December 31, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, the son of the late Robert W. Fast and Shirley M. (Martin) Fast. He was raised and received his education in Portland, having been a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1977. Bob had worked for over 30 years as a Pharmacy Technician. Where he was known for working hard and for joking with his co-workers. He had a belly roll laugh and once he got going it was hard to stop. His sisters called him “Bobby”. He was united in marriage to Susan D. “Sue” Britt on September 11, 1993. The eventually moved to Gresham, where they raised their 2 amazing sons. Bob loved being with his sons and supporting them in whatever their ventures were. Among his special interests, he enjoyed classic cars, especially muscle cars as well as supporting the U of O Ducks and the Portland Trail Blazers. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Shirley Fast, and his girlfriend Crystal. Survivors include his two sons Ben Britt of Portland, Oregon, Brandon and Jasmine Fast, of Newberg, Oregon, his two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Gary Hayter, of Fort Collins, Colorado and Becky and Bryan Peterson of Tualatin. Also, he will miss his Nephew Chris Peterson and his wife Emma, and his Nephew Ryan Hayter. The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to theTuality Hospital Employee Assistance fund/ department in his memory.


Edward J. Miesen died on June 13, 2019 in Seattle, after a 21-month battle with kidney cancer. Born in 1959, Ed was the third of five children raised in a loving and supportive family in Portland. He was a leader, guide and role model from early on, serving as student body president of Wilson High School. Ed developed an all-encompassing love of nature from a young age, devoting considerable time to enjoying wilderness areas along the Oregon coast and in the Cascade Mountains of OR and WA. In addition to hiking and backpacking, long-distance bicycling was a strong passion. After graduating from the U. of WA in 1982, Ed spent a few years enjoying the outdoors before pursuing a successful career in real estate appraisal (MAI). Later, he became a nationally recognized banker with Washington Mutual and Chase. He retired in 2014 at the age of 54 to devote more time to nature and preserving open spaces. One of Ed's proudest legacies was the purchase, preservation and ultimate gift of 200 acres of unspoiled oak savanna and upland prairie habitats to the Eugene parks department, which is now part of the Ridgeline Trail. During the 1980s and 90s, Ed was a leader in Seattle's gay community, serving as President of the Pride Foundation, now one of the country's largest LGBTQ philanthropic organizations.  In 2014, Ed hiked the 2653-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Two years later he completed all but 100 miles of the even more rigorous, 3100-mile long Continental Divide Trail. Ed said many times that the manner in which he spent his retirement meant that he could move on without regret. When he knew the end was near, he took a great deal of pleasure and comfort in that thought. Remembrances can be made to the McKenzie River Trust, 120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd., Eugene, OR 97401. A celebration of Ed's life will be held on Sat., Aug. 17, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Seattle Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Sue Shula on August 12, 2023, age 62. She was born on October 8, 1960. Her unwavering love for her family was a cornerstone of her life. Her death will be keenly felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Sue's life story is one filled with dedication and love. Her hard work and devotion to her son John, husband Denny, and the entire family were remarkable. Her love for travel led her on incredible journeys with friends and family, creating lasting memories. She was deeply proud of her son John, who is soon to marry, Melissa Jennings. Sue loved, and adored, Melissa and although she won't be present at the wedding, her spirit will be there. Sue's affection for her niece Eliot, nephew Silas and the rest of her extended family made a profound impact. She was a cherished sister to Dan and Mike, and a friend and mother figure to so many. Her legacy of love will continue to inspire forever more. A private family service was held in her honor August 17th, 2023 at the Georgia National Cemetery at 10am. Donations made in lieu of flowers will be used to honor Sue's beloved cause, Atlanta Humane Society where her dog Peaches came from.


Stuart Alan Ryman, 59, of Fairview, N.C., passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at home, surrounded by his family.
Stu was born in Portland, OR., Dec. 9,1959 to Elizabeth Caroline Ryman and Kenneth Willard Ryman, both deceased. Stu graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in Geological Engineering in 1983. He spent the first half of his early professional career on the west coast as an Environmental Consultant focused on remediating contaminated groundwater on industrial properties and landfills. In 1998, he and his family moved to Asheville, N.C., where he co-founded a consulting firm, Altamont Environmental, Inc.. Stu became the principal owner in 2006. Though never prideful, Stu felt a great satisfaction in providing gainful employment for a growing staff in the small town of Asheville, where professional opportunities were limited. Stu always put tremendous effort into making the office a productive and satisfying place to work. He often expressed gratitude for his hardworking staff, who helped make Altamont Environmental a success. With a strong work ethic, professional skill and fairness, Stu developed good working relationships in this community he cared so much about, from small county projects, to stream restoration, to complex Federal government Superfund sites. In 2016, Stu merged Altamont Environmental, Inc. with Anchor QEA, a national Seattle-based professional engineering firm, which will continue, and expand, Altamont's legacy, under its new name. Stu's pragmatism, diplomacy and vision made him a valuable board member for The Cradle of Forestry, Evergreen Charter School and the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy. In addition to being an engineer and businessman, Stu was a farmer at heart and enjoyed working his family's 10 acres in Fairview as well as his wife Nancy's family farm in Alabama. He became a champion of pollinators and not only planted gardens of his own but diplomatically encouraged his corporate clients to manage their properties to promote pollinators and other wildlife. Stu was happy to witness over 1000 acres of one of his federal job sites become a Conservation Easement, an idea he introduced and worked toward for many years. Stu was positive, generous, funny and steady. He was the ultimate project manager, goal setter and problem solver, a visionary and mentor to many. He loved boats, fly fishing, traveling, learning, dogs, the Oregon desert, rivers (especially the Deschutes), the Oregon Ducks and, most of all, his family. Stu was buried in the family cemetery in Alabama. Stu is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nancy Hope Herring Ryman; his son, Will Alston Ryman of Wilmington, N.C.; his daughter, Lila Hope Ryman of Fairview, N.C.; sister, Sandy Turney (Ken) of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Steve Ryman; niece, Tove Ryman (Rayner) of Seattle, Wash.; nephews, Jim Turney, Tim Turney (Jonelle) of Portland and Leif Ryman of Ghana; great-nephew, Hunter Turney; and great niece, Lydia Turney of Portland. Stu is loved and missed by a large extended family of in-laws, nephews, nieces and a great niece.
If you wish, please make a contribution in Stu's name to the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy, Pisgah Legal Services, Clean Water for North Carolina or the University of Idaho Geology Department. Thank you. Please send messages for the family to nancehope7@gmail.com.


Craig died from heart failure at his home in the Newberg area on February 20, 2010. Born in 1959 and raised in Southwest Portland, he was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Marion; brothers, Jeff and Mark '73; and son-in-law, Michael Harrington. Survivors include his wife, Tami; daughter, Caroline Harrington; son, David Tedford; granddaughter, Alyssa Tedford; sister-in-law, Muzzy Park; and many friends whom he considered family. "Ted" was the successful business owner of Precision Metal Products. Craig's dream of running his own business will continue with his family and partner, James and family. "Keep Smilin'"

According to The Oregonian, Sally Archer Patterson passed away October 1, 2012 after a hard battle with liver failure.  Sally, affectionately known as Sal Pal was 52.  She was born on November 30, 1959 and
raised in Portland to James and Susann Archer, the youngest of three children. Sally was active in dance, soccer, skiing and gymnastics. She attended Bridlemile Elementary and graduated from Wilson High in 1978. She was then off to college in Missoula, where she attended the University of Montana. After college Sally relocated in Ketchum, Idaho and worked for Reflex, Smith Goggles and Glassmasters. Sally's passion for the outdoors and her incredible gifts with fly fishing and bow hunting kept her in the mountains and streams. She eventually moved to Bozeman, Mont. where she married her best friend, Jim Patterson. They moved in 2011 to SanTan Valley, Ariz. where they loved the warmth of the sun and the lifestyle. Sally is survived by her husband, Jim Patterson; father, James A. Archer of Portland; sister, Cammie Archer Ware and brother-in-law, Jim Ware of Lake Oswego; brother, James H. Archer and sister-in-law, Dawnette Archer of Eagle, Idaho; niece, Brittany Archer; and nephews, Joe Archer and Hunter Ware. A celebration of life ceremony was held on Oct. 12, 2012.

Joseph Kennedy Bassett passed away on October 25, 2013 at the age of 52. He was born on March 29, 1961 and graduated from Wilson High School in 1978, where he played football. He loved NASCAR, fishing, cooking and the band Rush. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Hubbard; brothers, Matthew and Tony; sisters, Shawn Karakas and Paula Barsotti. A service was held on Nov. 23, 2013, at Mt. Calvary Chapel with a celebration of life to follow at McMenamin's in Beaverton.


David Juba died February 5, 2014 at the age of 53. David was born July 5, 1960, in Denver, to George and Sue Juba and was raised in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1978, then began a career in construction. He worked for many construction companies through the years and in many parts of the country but always ended up back home in Portland. David enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating, skiing and in his younger days, motocross competitions. David could always entertain a room with stories of his experiences and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his ex-wife, Joanie Marie Juba of Portland; stepson, Joseph Cearley of San Francisco; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Mark Hanson of Hillsboro; nephews, Stephen Blair and Derek Hanson; aunt, Julie Reid; and cousin, Leslie Reid of California. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Follow this link to read mor.

John Eilertson (class of ’78), age 56, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2016 in Pendleton, Oregon from the lingering effects of a benign brain tumor that had been removed decades earlier. A friend to many and a star athlete at Wilson, John played three years of varsity baseball and earned all-city honors in that sport as a senior outfielder. John also played varsity football and was the starting wide receiver. John was born November 21, 1959. He is survived by his mother, Patti Faust, sister Jill Eilertson (Wilson, ’79), Paula Eilertson (Wilson, '76), first cousin and best friend, Charlie Faust (Wilson, ’78), and first cousins Barbara Faust (Wilson, ’76), and Amy Faust Fischer (Wilson, ’83).

Wade W. Collier passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack at home in Tualatin on February 1, 2017 at the age of 56. Wade was born to Rhoda Mae and Warren Collier July 16, 1960 in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1978. A self-taught chef, along with the cooking aspects he focused his professional career on teaching his staff and managing costs for a number of employers in Oregon and Tucson, Ariz. Wade was predeceased by his grandparents; father, Warren; and his older sister, Carmen Louise. He is survived by his mother, Rhoda Mae Collier of Tualatin; his younger sister, Cherie Collier Rice of Texas; his father's widow, Judy Collier of Beaverton; and several cousins.

Libby (Elizabeth) McKillop Boileau passed away from liver cancer on May 18, 2019.  Libby was on Trojanes and Rally, always had a ready smile and good spirit.  She was a friend to anyone who asked.

MICHAEL E. ANTONELLI '79 (1961-2008)
According to the Oregonian, Michael Antonelli passed away on October 18, 2008. A memorial service was held on October 25, 2008, in St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver for Michael E. Antonelli of Vancouver, who died at age 47. Michael was born April 25, 1961, in Portland. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1979 and moved to Vancouver in 1986. He was a salesclerk for several stores, most recently the Shoe Box. He was a member of the church. In 1982, he married Joanne Klett. Survivors include his wife; and daughters, Kimberly Adams, Margaret Antonelli and Elizabeth Antonelli. "Mike was a close friend who I could always count on for support and encouragement, and he made me a better man for having known him," states Eric Eaton '79. "He leaves behind his wife, Joanne, and three grown daughters. I know Mike took great pride in being a father, and he was a role model in the best sense of what it means to be a real man, taking responsibility and acting with caring and compassion instead of arrogance and aggression." 1979 fellow classmates are encouraged to contact Eric Eaton to share their thoughts and memories of Micheal. Eric can be reached at bugeric24@yahoo.com.

Tami Jo Denise (Drangstveit) Adkins, 48, from Scappoose, passed away suddenly on February 1, 2010 in Portland surrounded by her family and friends. Tami Jo’s parents, Orvin and Janet Drangstveit, brought Tami into this world with great job May 21, 1961, in Grand Forks N.D. Tami married Norman Adkins October 6, 1990, and they had three boys, her pride and joy, Lance, 17; Kyler, 16; and Carson, 15. Tami graduated from Wilson in 1979, graduated from beauty school in 1981 and went on to become a very talented hairdresser. Norman attended Wilson but did not graduate from Wilson. Tami loved art and always had a new art project going. She was so creative and could make anything beautiful. She loved music and to dance the night away. She had a passion for dogs especially Pekingese. She loved taking pictures and throw pottery. Tami was always there for you when you needed her – or even if you didn’t. Tami was a wonderful homemaker and her boys gave her great happiness. She was so proud of them; they were her everything. Tami Jo was full of like and always good for a great story and an excellent laugh. Tami loved being with family and friends. She loved to go fishing. Tami loved being with family and friends. She loved to go fishing, camping, to the beach and up to the mountains. Tami left behind her husband, Norman Adkins; her boys, Lance, Kyler and Carson; parents, Orvin and Janet Drangstveit; her big sister, Melody ‘77; little brother, Dion; nieces, Tara ‘98 and Lauran; and nephews, Michael, Justin, Brian, Hunter and Ryder. Tami’s celebration was held February, 2010 in Portland. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Lance, Kyler and Carson’s educational fund at U.S. Bank. From Tami’s journal: “Lord, how I love you! For you have done such tremendous things for me.” If you would like to post a message, Tami’s family created a facebook group (Tami Jo Drangstveit Adkins- A Celebration of Life).  Click here for a photograph of Tami Jo.

Emory Crofoot passed away on September 1, 2013, with his family by his side. Emory was born on Dec. 22, 1960, to Emory J. Crofoot and Betty Nadine (Ingebritson) Crofoot. Emory graduated from Wilson High School in 1979 and later moved to Ashland where he graduated, in 1984, from Southern Oregon University with a degree in criminology. Emory met his lifelong partner, Barbra, in 1998 and the two were married in 2000. Emory had a special place in his heart for the river and spent 15 years as a river guide. In 1998, he was hired by Jackson County as a deputy sheriff. Emory is survived by his wife, Barbra Usselman-Crofoot; and daughters, Amelia and Tsaina Crofoot, of Ashland; sister, Mary Olsen, of Pendleton; mother, Betty N. (Ingebritson) Crofoot, of Beaverton; and pets, Matilda, Jilly-Boo Jones and Rangle. His father pre-deceased. A wake-style service was held in Ashland, Sept. 5, 2013. The family gave special thanks to Ashland Hospice. The service was a non-traditional, wake-style on September 5, 2013, in Ashland, Ore., at the lawn below Upper Duck Pond in Lithia Park. Special thanks to Ashland Hospice, Dr. Susan Kohler, and Dr. Sylvia Chatroux. Emory lived life to the fullest each and every day and felt that his children were the most important part of his life.

Brian passed away on November 9, 2016.


Michael Edward Antonelli passed away on October 18, 2008. The great loves of his life were his family, his church, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was born in Portland, Oregon on April 25, 1961 and lived in the Portland-Vancouver area all of his life. He worked in retail for many years and enjoyed coaching his daughters in basketball, softball, and soccer. On March 13, 1982 he married Joanne Klett who survives him along with their three grown daughters, Kymberly Adams, Margaret, and Elizabeth Antonelli. He is loved and will be missed by his extended family, and many dear friends. A celebration of his life and faith was held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver on October 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made in Michael's name to St. Andrew Lutheran Church.


Robert (Bobby) Melvin Graham, class of 1980, of Portland Oregon passed away from cancer, age 60, on October 10, 2022. He was born on August 15, 1962. Posted online, we learned that Robert (Bob) Graham passed away in 2022.  The post reads, “It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved father, Robert Graham.  This man was loved by so many.  He was the most amazing father, coach and friend a person could ever have.  You will be truly missed.  His perseverance throughout his battle with cancer was beyond words, he fought it to the very end.  We love you Dad.  We all know you’re up there somewhere with a fishing pole in your hand.”  His family held a celebration of life on November 10, 2022 in Lake Oswego, OR.

Mary Lou Kinney McClain, age 45, wife of William "Dean" McClain of Phoenixville, Pa. died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday evening, September 25, 2007.  She was a daughter of Bettiann Larsen Kinney of Oregon, and the late Hubert Kinney. She graduated from the University of Portland. She received her master's degree from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.  In addition to her mother and husband of 20 years, Mrs. McClain is survived by one sister, Carolyn Harris, of Atlanta. Mrs. McClain was predeceased by brother, Rick Kinney.

Gregory Moore passed away on January 11, 2017 at the age of 54. He was born on May 4, 1962 in Klamath Falls, raised and worked in Portland. An outdoor enthusiast, Greg was a longtime advocate and member of the Boy Scouts. Greg is survived by former wife, Lea Ann; sons, Lukas, Ben and Caleb; mother, Irma; and siblings, Roger, Sandra and Karen. A memorial service was held on Feb. 19, 2017 at Lake House in Blue Lake Park, Fairview, OR. Remembrances may be made to Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council, Oregon Humane Society or Habitat for Humanity.


Angela Arvidson was murdered in the fall of her junior year (October 22, 1982) at Stanford College. According to The Stanford Daily online, “Junior Angela Arvidson was working as a housekeeper for professor Laurence Kedes part-time to pay for law school. On her fourth day on the job, Kedes’ son came home around 3:15 p.m. to find a trail of blood leading to Arvidson lying on a couch and having been stabbed multiple times in the chest, abdomen and throat. She was still breathing when Kedes’ son called 911. Donald Amos, a deliveryman, became a suspect after Kedes found a delivery receipt for trash bins on his driveway. After a three-week search, Amos turned himself in at a San Jose jail. He allegedly had had an alcohol induced blackout and had found Arvidson’s body in the foyer. He said he then moved her to the couch to “make her more comfortable” before panicking and leaving. Amos was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.”

According to the Stanford Daily online, "Angela Arvidson rode her bike everywhere on campus. She rode to her classes in the morning from her offcampus home in Palo Alto. She rode to the Coffee House at night where she worked to help pay her way through school. Arvidson came to Stanford from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon where she was the only 4.0 student in her class. Dean of Students James Lyons said that Arvidson had "an absolutely outstanding record of achievement" at Wilson. Besides compiling impressive academic records, Arvidson played violin, viola and piano in the school orchestra. "Angie was an extremely hard worker; I want people to know that," her stepfather, Mr. Michael Torrey said. "She wasn't a "rah-rah" type of girl. She came to Stanford to achieve a high degree of education." At Stanford, she was a junior majoring in the humanities special program, and participated in the Structured Liberal Education program as a freshman. Prof. Laurence Ryan, chairman of the humanities special program, described her as "a very bright and lively student." During an hour-long conversation with a Daily reporter yesterday, Arvidson's parents tried to describe their daughter's personality. "Angela was a doer," her mother said, "She was a 100 mile-per-hour person. When she said she was going to do things, she just did them. I had very little to do with it." Her father told of her learning to swim at age two, of her early love for music and of her interest in French. Her brother, Randall, said that even though he arid his sister tended to travel in different circles at Stanford, they were very close. "She was very outgoing and articulate — a beautiful person." Arvidson had been living in College Terrace since September with two housemates; her room was in the garage, according to her mother. One of her housemates, Carol Buhrmaster, who is a physical science technician for the U.S. Geological Survey, said that Arvidson was starting to get involved with feminist activities. According to Buhrmaster, this quarter Arvidson occupied her time when she wasn't working or studying by practicing Tai-Chi, a form of martial-art, playing tennis and visiting with friends."


Michael Patrick Medici passed away on October 26, 2019. Born on February 7, 1962, he was the beloved son of Robert and Joyce Medici, lived a happy and loving life with his brothers and sister in the Hillsdale area of the city he loved so much - always on the go with his buddies and their bikes. He married his childhood sweetheart and brought a son into the family. He also leaves behind a daughter and granddaughter. Along with a host of friends, he now leaves us all mourning the passing of "Uncle Mike." We love you Michael, so much!


David L. Schneider passed away February 21, 2009 at the age of 46 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. He was born on October 29, 1962 in Bend. Dave grew up in the Willamette Valley and graduated from Wilson High School in Portland in 1981. He then attended Mount Hood Community College on a track scholarship. Dave married Donna Hunt on April 23, 1983, in Lebanon. He entered the Army in 1986 and served with the 101st Airborne Division. He was stationed at Fort Campbell and resided in Clarksville, Tenn. After his discharge he returned to Lebanon and served four years in the National Guard. Dave worked for Portland Public Schools and became a law enforcement officer for the school district for eight years. He then worked locally in the lumber industry, working the last several years at Bauman Lumber. Dave was active in community sports and played basketball with the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Rats. He had a great sense of humor, loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and being a grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Lebanon; children Andrew "AJ" Schneider of Albany and Amber Schneider of Lebanon; grandson Joseph Schneider of Lebanon; parents Phil and Rita Clark of Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schneider of Lebanon; brother Tom Schneider of Oregon City; twin brother Mark Schneider of Cottage Grove; sisters Chris Wilson of Salem and Debbie Feuborne of Portland; and stepsisters Robin Walker of Bend and Wendy Bernards of Albany. A viewing was held followed by a recitation of the rosary, both at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. A memorial Mass was held at St. Edward's Catholic Church. Burial was at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club, and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Karen Pauly in Vancouver, Washington, born in Portland, Oregon, who passed away on June 29, 2023 at the age of 58. Karen was born on October 19, 1964. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. Karen's Celebration of Life will be
Saturday, October 21, 2023, All Saints Episcopal Church. Vancouver WA 98665. Birthday cake was served.  Karen would have turned 59 on October 19th.


Janet Marie Rohrbaugh passed away on January 15, 2013 at the age of 49. Janet was born to Richard and Miriam Rohrbaugh on Dec. 25, 1963 in Roseburg. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1982 and graduated from Lewis & Clark College (B.A. 1986) and the University of Washington (M.L.S, 1989). She was a member of the American Library Association, Oregon Library Association worked as a reference librarian in a number of Portland area libraries. She was an active member of the Jane Austen Society, the Young Patrons Executive Council of the Portland Art Museum, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Her great loves in life were books, classical music and opera, art, needlepoint and travel. She traveled widely in both Europe and the Middle East. Her infectious smile and optimistic outlook were enjoyed by all who knew her. She is survived by parents, Richard and Miriam; her brother, Douglas '80; sister-in-law, Karla; and nephews, Brandon and Tristan. A celebration of her life was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Jan. 26, 2013.


Meagan Jeanne Susi (Mathis) passed away May 5, 2014, at the age of 49. Meagan was born Sept. 9, 1964, to her proud parents, Jon and Jeanne Mathis. She grew up in the Portland Metro area and graduated from Wilson High School in 1982 where she was a National Merit Scholar and Rose Festival Princess. Meagan attended San Diego State University and made a life in San Diego before returning to the Portland area in 1997. Meagan settled in Lake Oswego, where she lived for the remainder of her life. Meagan is survived by her sons, Erik Susi and Nicholas Figone; brother, Jon Mathis; and sister, Marni Goodman. A rosary was said on May 14, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Northwest Portland, followed by a funeral Mass.


Jack Heweitt passed away on August 20, 2009 at the age of 44. He was born August 1, 1965 in Portland. At Wilson Jack played football, wrestled and pole vaulted, earning first team honors in each sport during his senior year. After graduation, he was honored with a spot on the Shriners All-Star football team. When Jack was 16, he was drawn into the furniture world, a career launched under the tutelage of City Liquidators owner, Walt Pelett. Opportunities to buy and sell for the company expanded his horizons. After learning the ropes, Jack ventured out on his own, establishing a used furniture store first on Milwaukie Avenue in Portland, and later on Union Avenue. As a working student, he completed his bachelor's degree in business at Portland State University. In 1994, he joined Network Office Clearinghouse, a nationwide furniture recycler, and quickly became part of the management team. Most recently he served as president of the company. Jack's business travels took him to all corners of the United States and as far away as China and Taiwan. Jack is survived by his grandmother, Phyllis Hewitt; parents, Lynn and Alice Hewitt; sister, Marcy Hoffman '80 (Doug); nieces, Erica, Annie and Kelly; fiancée, Pam Courter; her children, Christine and Marshall; and granddaughter, Alessa. Jack is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and their families, and myriad friends. Jack was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.A. Hewitt, Lois and Bernie Clark and George and Mildred Ellingson.  Jack's service was standing room only and was attended by many of his high school friends from Wilson that he had remained in touch with including some of his former coaches and teachers. Jack and Marcy's mother, Alice Hewitt, used to teach at Wilson.


Robert Acker passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2014 at the age of 49, while on an afternoon run near him home. Robert was born March 29, 1965, in Hartford, CT, to Robert and Bonnie Acker. He graduated as valedictorian of his class at Wilson High School in 1983. With a four-year ROTC scholarship, Robert earned a BS in aeronautical and astronomical engineering from MIT in 1987. He subsequently earned an MS in aeronautical and astronomical engineering from MIT in 1988 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994. Robert also was an officer in the Air Force Reserves. Robert’s distinguished career in aeronautics and high tech communications spanned 20 years. From 1994 to1996, he was vice president and general manager of Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, where he secured contracts with NASA to build an unmanned research aircraft. From 1997-2004, he was one of the first employees and founding vice presidents of XM Satellite Radio, where he developed MyFi, the first portable satellite radio receiver, and secured a patent for key features standard in most portable satellite radios used today. Two Harvard Business School case studies were written about Robert’s experience writing the XM business plan and launching the service, both of which are taught at business schools around the country. From 2004 to 2006, he was vice president of music services for RealNetworks. From 2006 to 2008, he was senior vice president of marketing for Dash Navigation, where he launched the company’s first product. From 2008 to 2010, he was vice president and general manager of Aha Radio, where he built and led the worldwide team that created the industry-leading automotive cloud platform. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Seek Thermal, a company that recently unveiled its smartphone accessory that enables people to “see heat” through high quality thermal imaging. Robert was a dedicated husband and father. As a black belt martial artist and an accomplished Eagle Scout, Robert was an active volunteer in his son’s Boy Scout troop and frequently coached youth basketball. Robert is survived by his wife of 20 years, Gigi; his son, Grant; his daughter, Rebecca; his parents, Robert and Bonnie Acker of Newberg, OR; his brother and wife, Randy and Erin Acker of Portland, OR; his sister and husband, Jennie and Karl Harrop of Sherwood, OR; three nephews, Carson, Riley, and Miles; six nieces, Eden, Ella, Josie, Mattie, Piper, and Emily; and his 100-year-old grandmother, Jean Acker of Wilsonville, OR. A California memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church on Santa Cruz Avenue. An Oregon memorial service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. December 22 at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard, OR. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either Pacific Skyline Council (CA) or Cascade Pacific Council (OR) of the Boy Scouts of America.


Thomas Joseph Lindell passed away October 25, 2018 in Portland, after a long illness. Tom was born August 16, 1966 in Roseburg, Oregon, to Thomas D. Lindell and Josephine E. Lindell. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Wilson High School in 1984, and the University of Oregon Honors College in 1988. Tom lived in Seattle and Portland, working primarily in IT. Tom was also a published writer, with a gift for the language that was a life-long passion. He loved the theatre, music, science fiction, Shakespeare, and the several fine dogs with whom he shared his life. Tom brought tremendous wit and expression to all that he did, and he will be deeply missed. Tom was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Josephine; his sister Betsy (Jay) Bress; his nephew, Matthew; his niece, Molly; his step-mother, Janet Lindell; his step-sisters Sharon (Tim) Farra, Theresa Bemis (Jim Brown), Susan Candello, Linda Candello (Moss Drake) and their children; as well as his many cousins, aunts, and uncles. A celebration of Tom’s life was held November 20, 2018, at Hillsdale Community United Church of Christ, 6948 S W Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219. Remembrances may be made to Oregon Food Bank or Oregon Dog Rescue.


David Gilkey, an award­winning American photojournalist for NPR, died June 5, 2016 along with his Afghan translator after the Taliban ambushed them in southern Afghanistan, according to multiple news sources, including NPR. He was 50. “We lost our friend and colleague David Gilkey, along with NPR’s Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna, in Afghanistan on Sunday,” NPR wrote Monday in a post on Facebook. “David’s moving images went beyond the news to capture the struggles and perseverance of the people who lived it.” In a news statement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences. Gilkey “was more than a gifted photographer,” Kerry said. “He was a gifted storyteller, who understood the power of imagery to enhancing the power of understanding. He will be sorely missed.” Gilkey, of Portland, Oregon, graduated from Wilson High School in 1985 and studied journalism at Oregon State University. He began his career working for newspapers, including overseas assignments for Knight Ridder, according to his NPR biography. He also worked for the Detroit Free Press until 2007, the year he joined NPR as a staff photographer and video editor. He covered national as well as international news for the organization. He received a number of awards throughout his journalism career. In 2004, he was named Michigan Photographer of the Year by the Michigan Press Photographers Association. Three years later, he won a national Emmy for the video series “Band of Brothers,” which focused on a group of Marines from Michigan in Iraq. And he worked on NPR’s investigation titled “Brain Wars: How the Military is Failing the Wounded,” which received a George Polk Award in 2010. A memorial service is planned for July 8, 2016 at the Portland Art Museum. David's parents are planning a memorial service on the east coast for those who are unable to attend the service in Portland, but not date has been made yet.

To read more about David, click here: http://patch.com/oregon/portland/npr-photographer-david-gilkey-becomes-first-killed-afghanistan.
Read more at: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/06/480866035/remembering-photojournalist-david-gilkey. http://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2011/03/01/134141475/whnpa.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/06/world/asia/david-gilkey-zabihullah-tamanna-npr-afghanistan-taliban.html.


Brian Stuart Campf passed away on September 20, 2016 at the age of 49 of natural causes. He was born on July 1, 1967 in Portland to Alan and Susan Campf. He grew up in southwest Portland and attended Catlin Gabel School and Bridlemile Elementary School, graduating from Wilson High School in 1985. After taking a degree in Political Science from Reed College in 1989, he entered Willamette University School of Law and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1992. He had a distinguished career in law, working on important tobacco industry and product liability litigation. He was passionate about his work and found reward in being a plaintiff's advocate. In 1997 Brian married the love of his life, Sandra Schmahmann. As a couple they enjoyed travel, entertaining, and being in the company of friends and family. They also adored the companionship of their two Cairn Terriers, Lucky and Pete. For years Brian and Sandra served as a "Reed Family" hosting international students and giving them a feeling of home in Portland. Brian was caring, generous, and always thoughtful; in everything he did he displayed kindness toward others. Brian was a scholar of the game of baseball and loved sharing his deep knowledge of Oregon sports history. He also was a die-hard Trailblazers fan and season ticket holder who loved to invite friends and neighbors to join him at games. As a nine year old in the front row at the Trailblazers championship rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza on June 6, 1977, Brian's photograph was captured and published in Hoop Magazine. Like many fans, Brian never forgot the 1976-1977 season and pined for the next championship. Brian was full of life and laughter. He had a perfect sense of humor and always brought joy to those around him. One of his favorite things was to introduce friends to restaurants that he loved and to enjoy a meal together. He was upbeat, optimistic, and believed in living life to its fullest; he understood the importance of being in the moment and he valued the gift of love and friendship. Brian left us far too soon, but his memory will always be in our hearts. Brian is survived by his wife, Sandra Schmahmann; parents Alan and Susan Campf; brother Andrew Campf; his aunt and uncle, Robyn and Perry Kenin; and his uncle, Steven Campf. Remembrances in Brian's memory may be made to Doernbecher Childrens Hospital.


Hall Newbegin, who was born November 16, 1967 and raised in Portland, passed away at the age of 52, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Hall graduated from Riverdale Grade School, Wilson High School and Vassar College. In 1991 he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived for 30 years. Hall had an enormous capacity for joy, his passions were genuine, unabashed and infectious. He had a sophisticated dry wit, was well-versed in classic films, and possessed a formidable knowledge of music, but his passion was the great outdoors. He brought his unfiltered life energy and joy to hiking and the wilderness. Hall's deep love for the natural world became his vocation as well, when he founded Juniper Ridge, which makes essential oils and fragrance products that are derived from natural plants. His life was dedicated to inspiring wilderness appreciation and bringing the fragrances of the outdoors into the indoors through his products. It was only recently that Hall was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration, known as FTD. FTD most often attacks persons aged 40-65. In Hall's case the disease began with the typical symptoms of increasingly inappropriate social behavior as well as extreme changes in personality, both of which are easily mistaken for drug addiction. As the disease progressed there were abrupt mood changes, recurring outbursts of anger as well as an extreme lack of judgment. These kinds of behaviors of FTD victims become so difficult that the victim leaves behind him a string of broken relationships. In the final stages there are speech difficulties, tremors and loss of muscle control which puts FTD victims at an increased risk of fall related fatalities. Sadly this was the case for Hall. He fell headlong down a flight of stairs breaking his neck. After neck surgery he experienced a pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest. Hall is survived by his daughter, Jane Newbegin; his parents, Anne and Ed Newbegin; his siblings, John, Katherine and Claire Newbegin; two nieces, Sky Newbegin-Knopke and Ann Newbegin; as well as his former wife, Laura Boles. On June 8, 2020, a small gathering, due to Covid restrictions, was held in Hall's honor in Mill Valley. Those who wish to make a donation, in the memory of Hall Newbegin, for the further public education of the symptoms of Frontotemporal Degeneration may do so by mail to: The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or at theaftd.org or the wilderness preservation organization calwild.org.

Steven Lee Peters passed away due to a motorcycle accident on August 14 2015 at the age of 46. He was born Sep. 4, 1968, in Portland OR. He graduated from Linfield College in May 1994 with a BS in Business Administration. For 11 years he worked as the Tech Specialist for the Linfield Admissions Department. Later he kept Student Computer Labs & Staff equipment running smoothly. At home in Sherwood, Steve enjoyed playing indoor soccer year round. His family admired Steve’s ability to construct oriental screens & lovely yard artwork from timber bamboo. At the time of his death, he was Director of Education for all new hires at Graphic Products. He is survived by his wife Kristen; son Daniel; and daughter Analee; all of Sherwood OR. He is also survived by his brothers; Bill (W ’83) of Portland; and Tom (W ’85) of Forest Grove; and by his parents Doug Peters (W ’61) & Patricia Flanagan Peters (W ’61) of Portland. A memorial service was held at their Horizon Community Church in Tualatin on 8/29/15.


Julie Goodwin Crary passed away on November 13, 2018.  She was born in Portland, May 5, 1969 and lived most of her life in the Portland/Vancouver area. She attended Hudson's Bay High School for three years then graduated from Wilson High School in 1987. She also studied at Portland Community College for two years. Julie was an avid reader all of her life and loved word games. Before there was Facebook there were "pen-pals" and she had over 40 pen-pals all over the world. She also enjoyed gardening and marshal arts. She struggled with IBS most of her adult life but her bright, loving, positive attitude prevailed. Family and friends were her priority and she always kept in touch. However, the highlight of her life was raising her daughter, Mckenna. In 2007 they moved to North Carolina and lived there until her death from Melanoma. She is survived by her daughter, Mckenna Crary; fiance, Terry Stewart; father, Lee (Frances) Goodwin; mother, Deborah Rand; brother, Matthew (Ria) Goodwin; niece, Addison Goodwin; stepson, Austin Crary; stepdaughter, Brittany Crary; the extended Crary family and the family of Laurin Johnson. Julie was preceded in death by her husband, William Crary lll; and her stepfather, Laurin Johnson. She was greatly cherished and will be deeply missed. A private service was held at her mother's home.


Jennifer Lynne Noles died in her sleep in Seattle Oct. 2, 2021. She was born in Portland, Ore., at Emanual Hospital Nov. 21, 1969. She is survived by her mother, Kathi Noles; her father, Jeff Noles; her older sister, Beth Garr; her twin brother, Jeffrey Noles; and her partner of more than 20 years, Scott Gindreaux. Jen grew up in Portland and attended Woodrow Wilson High School. She was captain of the swim team and beloved by her friends and teachers. Jen studied for two years at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and completed her bachelor's degree at Oregon State University. She continued studying and received a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Calif. She and her partner, Scott, lived and worked in Seattle for the remainder of her life. Jennifer will be remembered as a warm, generous and kind-hearted person. As a teenager, of her own initiative, she would collect clothing and supplies for homeless people and donate them to local shelters. One of her greatest adventures was traveling for several weeks throughout Malaysia and Indonesia with her mother. Jen will also be remembered for her sense of humor and easy laugh. Despite strong allergies to them, she loved living with dogs. Jenny will be missed for her creativity, humor and deep care for all members of her community. A memorial service is planned for Portland in the Spring 2022.


Amy Katherine Heil (formerly Williams) was born in Portland, Ore., in 1970, the fifth and youngest child of F. Charles W. Heil and Patricia Willard Heil. She passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 13, 2021, with her husband, John Worsley, at her side. Known in the family as “Amy Kat,” Amy was raised in southwest Portland. She attended West Hills Christian and soon-to-be formerly-known-as Wilson High School, where she sang in the choir and wrote for the school newspaper. She was a bright and creative student who, if all her stories are to be believed, must’ve had 40-hour days. She studied Political Philosophy at Bard College in New York and at Reed College before joining the US Air Force in 1991. While on active duty, she also completed her bachelor’s degree at William Carey College. Amy’s eight-year career as a medical technician took her to Texas, Mississippi, Japan, and California. She took every opportunity to excel and exceeded every limit placed before her. Upon leaving the Air Force, she returned to Portland, where she married Justin Williams. Their daughter, Brooklyn, is Amy’s pride and joy. In 2005, the family moved to the Hood River area where Amy and Justin opened a successful restaurant, Sushi Okalani; the restaurant’s logo is an example of Amy’s artistic work. In 2013, she married John Worsley, and the new family moved to Mosier later that year so Brooklyn could attend Mosier Community School. Amy supported the charter school enthusiastically, filling their home with art purchased at benefit auctions. She was also the creative force behind two short films she made with John, “Mayhem in Mosier” (2014) and “All Our Sins Remembered” (2016). The latter film won Best Adaptation at the 2016 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. As a Quaker, Amy worked passionately for peace, volunteering virtually for the Friends Committee on National Legislation as well as Veterans for Peace, and attending rallies, protests, and marches. She wrote a number of opinion pieces for the Hood River News promoting peace and understanding. Amy had a playful sense of humor, loved to tell stories, almost invariably charmed those who met her, loved to foster rescue dogs, and was proud of being a “softie” who cried at car commercials. She will be remembered forever by her husband, John Worsley, of Mosier; her daughter, Brooklyn Williams; her daughter-in-spirit, Alison Dye; and by Justin Williams. She is also survived by her father, Chuck; her four siblings and their spouses; her nieces and nephew; and her beloved aunt, Margaret Heil. Amy was a devoted pet mom to three Welsh corgis, Myra, Meatloaf, and Merlin. A private funeral service was held for family on February 26, 2021 at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Boyce, 40 of Portland, OR, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 after a nearly 3-year, courageous battle with cancer. She was a warm soul with a kind heart, known for her infectious laughter, her unconditional love for family, friends and children and for her artistic eye and love of photography. She was born on June 25, 1971 in Portland, Oregon to Gerald and Joan Blue. She graduated from Portland’s Wilson High School in 1989 and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University in 2001. She married Steven Eric Boyce '89 on March 26, 1994 at St. Ignatius Church in Portland, Oregon. Mary was delighted to be a teacher at Grout Elementary School for the past ten years. She knew by the second grade that she wanted to be a teacher and to give students the hope and encouragement they need to be life-long learners. She was a very special and proud mother to her two sons, Jackson Brian Boyce [8] and Alton Keller Boyce [5], who meant the world to her. Her loving husband, high-school sweetheart and best friend Steve, of Portland, OR survives her. Mary was from a large family and the middle child out of 11 siblings. She is survived by immediate family members Mother and Father Joan & Jake Bischoff and 10 brothers and sisters. Mary also leaves behind her fellow teacher friend and “soul sister” Sally Stephenson. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held on June 25, 2012 from 7pm-11pm at Blackberry Hall at McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. In lieu of flowers and to help defray funeral and celebration costs, donations may be made to Wells Fargo in the name of the Mary E. Boyce Memorial Fund. To honor Mary’s passion for early childhood education, donations may also be made to Adopt-A-School International, PO Box 4085, Portland, OR 97208-4085. Arrangements entrusted to Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes in Portland, Oregon where a private memorial will be held. Please help us in celebrating Mary’s life by visiting gatewaylittlechapel.com to sign her guest book and share your thoughts and fond memories with the family. And, if you are ever visiting Lost Lake, Timberline Lodge or Cultus Lake, send warm thoughts Mary’s way as those were her favorite places on earth.

Amy Taylor Haas-Sandlin passed away on July 17, 2013. Amy was born Nov. 6, 1971, in Portland to Harl and Sharron Haas. She died July 17, 2013. After graduating from Wilson High School in 1989, Amy graduated from the Seattle Art Institute in Seattle with a degree in music business. Amy is survived by her husband, Ronald Sandlin; daughters, Nevara (7) and Nixie (5); parents, Sharron Haas, Harl Haas and stepmother, Mary Lou Haas; sister, Holly Nordness; and nephew, Colton. Also surviving are Amy's father and mother-in-law, Art and Kathy Gurnari; brothers-in-law, Joesph Gurnari and Michael Gurnari; stepsister, Cathy (Calvin) Smith (Gordon); stepbrothers, Ross Calvin (Mellani) and Scott Calvin (Jennifer); stepnieces and nephews, Wesley, Judd, Whitney and Maya. A memorial service was held Aug. 18, 2013, at the Museum of the Oregon Territory in Oregon City. For donations and/or more information go to: www.riverviewcemetery.org.

Mary Elizabeth Boyce (maiden name Blue), 40, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 after a nearly three-year, courageous battle with colon cancer. She was a warm soul with a kind heart, known for her infectious laughter, her unconditional love for family, friends and children and for her artistic eye and love of photography. She was born on June 25, 1971 in Portland to Gerald and Joan Blue. She graduated from Portland's Wilson High School in 1989 and received her bachelor's degree from Portland State University in 2001. She married Steven Eric Boyce '89 on March 26, 1994 at St. Ignatius Church in Portland. Mary was delighted to be a teacher at Grout Elementary School for the past 10 years. She knew by the second grade that she wanted to be a teacher and to give students the hope and encouragement they need to be lifelong learners. She was a very special and proud mother to her two sons, Jackson Brian Boyce and Alton Keller Boyce, who meant the world to her. Her loving husband, high-school sweetheart and best friend, Steve, of Portland survives her. Mary was from a large family and the middle child out of 11 siblings. She is survived by immediate family members Mother and Father, Joan and Jake Bischoff; and 10 brothers and sisters. Mary also leaves behind her fellow teacher friend and "soul sister," Sally Stephenson. A celebration of Mary's life was held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Blackberry Hall at McMenamin's Edgefield in Troutdale. In lieu of flowers, and to help defray funeral and celebration costs, donations may be made to Wells Fargo in the name of the Mary E. Boyce Memorial Fund. To honor Mary's passion for early childhood education, donations may also be made to Adopt-A-School International, P.O. Box 4085, Portland, OR 97208-4085. And, if you are ever visiting Lost Lake, Timberline Lodge or Cultus Lake, send warm thoughts Mary's way as those were her favorite places on earth.

Ben Crosby, Sherwood Police Detective. Date of death is 1989.


Christopher Scott Bunick passed away Feb. 7, 2022 of a sudden heart attack, at an early age of 49 years. He gave so much to those who knew him and his loss will be felt around the world. Chris leaves behind his family and friends which includes his father, Nick Bunick; his stepmother, Mary Jo Avery; and his four siblings, Cynthia Tucker, Kim DeNeffe, Kevin Bunick and Nicholas Avery Bunick. He will also be lovingly remembered by nieces, a nephew, and many cousins.
Chris was born April 28, 1972 and he spent his first 18 years in Portland, Ore. As a youngster, he excelled in athletics. In grade school, he played on a baseball team as well as an undefeated basketball team. He attended Wilson High School where he was a pitcher on the baseball team and a goalie on the soccer team. Upon graduating from high school, Chris attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., majoring in kinesiology. What followed is a lifetime of world traveling that took him to locations around the globe, to cities and countries, that most people never get a chance to experience. Wherever Chris traveled, he touched the lives of hundreds of people. This included working with troubled teenagers in Florida at Outward Bound programs, to teaching handicapped children as a ski instructor in Aspen. Chris became an expert in teaching yoga and as well as in rolfing (an advanced method of massage). His travels included walking the El Camino in Spain twice, as well as the El Camino in Portugal. Chris lived on an island in Hawaii where he swam with dolphins at night, while working on a farm during the daytime. Money was not important to Chris, it was only a means of taking him to the next location and his next adventure. This included his travels to India, to Nepal, to Katmandu, to China, to Thailand, to Spain, to France, to Brazil, to Amsterdam, to the Alps. He enjoyed life every moment, and made an effort to have others enjoy life through him. Chris was also very spiritual, which included daily meditations and reciting mantras. Chris had no itinerary, but followed his heart and imagination, as to where his next adventure would take him. He returned to Oregon earlier this year to reunite with his family. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched in sharing his experiences, his adventures, his great sense of humor, and love of humanity. And if you were fortunate enough to have been a part of his life, then you also know what an incredible person Chris was. God bless you Chris, as you continue on your journey.


Lawren (Lawrenc) Dawkins passed away many years ago. The date of his death is unknown.

Robert Scott Fulkerson lost his battle to leukemia on February 5, 2010. Scott has been a resident of Lexington, South Carolina since 2004. He was a greatly loved employee of Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital. He earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from BYU Idaho, a BS in Biology from Utah Valley University and his Masters of Nurse Anesthesia from USC. He was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various leadership positions especially working with the youth. Scott served a two year mission in Argentina. He loved to golf and was an avid sports fan. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mikelene O. Fulkerson of Lexington; his parents, Robert Lee and Barbara Lind Fulkerson of Meriden, CT; his children, Morgan Elizabeth Fulkerson, Caitlin Ann Fulkerson, and Robert Michael Fulkerson; sister, Brittany Lind Recalde '97 of Sandy; brothers, Todd Monroe Fulkerson '89 of Portland, OR and Jonn Edward Fulkerson '93 of Forest Grove, OR. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any branch of Bank of America or mailed to the Lexington Main Branch of Bank of America at 215 West Main, Lexington, SC 27072; Children of Scott Fulkerson Fund. There is a memorial page for Scott on facebook called “Remembering Scott Fulkerson” at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=311019349380&ref=nf.

MOLLY KAYE MANSFIELD '91 (attended Wilson, graduated from Lincoln)
Molly Mansfield passed away February 2, 2017. She was born April 30, 1973. Molly attend Stephenson and Markham was at Wilson for a short time.  Her brothers attended Wilson. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/molly-mansfield-obituary?pid=183954420&page=2.

Bret McConnell passed away on August 12, 2 011. Click here to read more about Bret's life.


Idris L. O'Ferrall (aka Idris "StarChile" O'Ferrell) passed away on April 26, 2018 at the age of 42. He was born August 26, 1975 in Portland, Oregon to Oliver W. O’Ferrall III and Linda Thornton O’Ferrall. Idris was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and was baptized. He and Tiffany Martin were the kick starters for the Mt. Olivet Youth Group at the Schuyler St. location. He also sang in the Chapel youth choir and assisted with the Sound ministry. He loved BMX racing, skateboarding, and hanging out with his best friend John Allen “J.J.”, who he has known since the age of 5. He was also known for rescuing stray kittens. Idris attended Mary Rieke elementary school, Robert Gray Middle School, and graduated from Wilson High School. He attended both Portland State University and Portland Community College. During his high school years Idris worked at the Trade Bindery across from Mt. Olivet Church. He worked for many years at the Portland State University Book Store. He was an on-air personality for Jammin 95.5’s Underground Show aka Hood Radio. A music curator as an official Shadyville DJ, he hosted legendary parties such as: Karma and the Do-Over and concerts, corporate events, parties for artist, celebrities such as Damian Lillard, David Banner, Slim of 112, Cassie, Method Man, Redman, Common, Boo Bomb, Team BackPack, and major brands Adidas, Nike, Brand Jordan Tour, Toyota Scion. His debut album was released in 2001 T.W.I.S.T. Genesis Chapter 1. He appeared on a variety of local Hip Hop albums and mixtapes with artists such as Cool Nutz, Greenleaf, Venom, No1Else, Vursatyl, and of course his DJ’s the Mighty Juggernaut and O.G.One. Established a premier Hip Hop showcase for local artist called Mic Check. Was a key part in getting a proclamation for Portland’s only HIP HOP DAY in collaboration with the City of Portland. Idris also was a mentor with Jefferson High Schools “Boys to Men” program for several years. Idris was a true North Carolina Tar Heels and Florida State Seminoles Football fan and they have been his favorite teams since he was young. Idris was a sneakerhead, with a massive collection of sneakers. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved music of all genre’s and was a collector of vinyl. Idris loved to go out to eat at various restaurants and posted his food selections on social media. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Oliver O’Ferrall and Linda Thornton and his sister Abena Thornton. His aunts and uncles Sheila Mitchell, Debbie Martin, Derrick Martin (Theresa), Curt Martin, and Michael Martin, Edward Washington (Jean), Norah “Butch” Patterson, Johnny Marie Summers (John), Theoskie Patterson, Willie Deannia Zickrick (Mike), Theresa Thornton-Woods(Vincent). Along with a host of cousins, relatives and wonderful friends. Those who have proceed Idris in death are his paternal great grandparents Marcus M. & Cleo L. Harding, his grandmother Ernestine Martin. His maternal grandparents Leo F. and Eva M. Thornton. To watch video: https://www.terryfamilyfuneralhome.com/notices/Idris-OFerrall.

Aaron James Rudishauser passed away on July 26, 2011 at the age of 34. He was born July 16, 1977 and graduated from Wilson HS in 1995. At SOSC he received a Criminology degree, graduated with honors and was chosen as an Academic All American. After college he traveled to Europe where he played pro football. He then returned to Portland where he had a successful insurance career. Aaron is survived by his father, Rudy Rudishauser; mother, Judy Mitchell; stepfather, Jeff; sister, Corrie and her husband, Patrick; brother, Ashley and his wife, Erika; and girlfriend, Stacey Anderson. A memorial service was held Aug. 4, 2011, at New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Portland. The Aaron Rudishauser Memorial Fund is set up at any US Bank.


photo courtesy of Pamplin Media Group
Tyron Manlove passed away January 30, 2021 at the age of 42 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. To read more about Tyron, please read the article written by reporter Paul Danzer '79 (provided courtesy of the Pamplin Media Group): Tyron Manlove.


Matthew Allen Baldwin '96 passed away on April 1, 2011 at the age of 33. According to The Oregonian, Matt was born on January 25, 1978, and was an avid runner. He lettered all four years in track and cross-country at Wilson HS, as well as running for the University of Oregon his freshman year before going on to major in Graphic Design at Oregon State University. While at OSU, he joined Sigma Chi fraternity and became a mentor and leader, establishing lifelong friends. Matt's goal was to design shoes at Nike and he was driven to pursue his dreams. After various jobs, he secured an internship with Nike and was later offered a position with them, realizing his dreams. This began a 5-year exciting journey developing his skills as a talented graphic designer before receiving a job offer which moved him to Costa Mesa, Calif. While at OSU, Matt worked at a summer camp as a soccer trainer for grade school children. It was there that he met his best friend, and soul mate, Brittany Williamse, whom he loved for 11 years. On Oct. 23, 2010, he married Britt in a storybook Hawaiian wedding on the beach. Matt is survived by his wife, Britt; parents, Gary and Marge; sister, Keren '99; a large extended family; and his fraternity brothers. A memorial service was held on April 21, 2011, at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton. Memorial donations to: http://CompassionFirst.org/.


Robin Lynn Ryan passed away on January 12, 2105. She was born in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, November 9, 1977 to Michael T Ryan and Dana L Ryan. Her older sister Michelle T “Shelley” Ryan welcomed her home in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She went to kindergarten at Forest Hills Elementary with her cousin Matthew Bullock. On her 7th birthday her family moved to SW Portland where she went to school at Capitol Hill Elementary and onto Jackson Middle School, and then she graduated from Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon in June 1996. In the summer of 1988 Robin welcomed into her life a foreign exchange student from the Basque Country in Spain, Eunate Arana Arri who became her oldest sister and spent as much time during the summers with each other as possible, even having Robin and Shelley spending the summer of 1992 in Spain for six weeks with their sister, Eunate and brothers Eleder and Iker. She went to Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, Oregon in September of 1996. She enjoyed a fun filled year at SOSC, got her very first tattoo, a “Tweety” tattoo and made many lifelong friends. The next year she came back to Portland, got a job at Certifax/Walgreens Pharmacy and worked there until April 2013. In the fall of 2000 she met Evan J Goin and they had their first daughter Alyssa Michelle Goin on July 4, 2001. Their second daughter Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” Goin was born February 11, 2005. Robin and Evan later divorced but continued to work together to raise their daughters. Robin was baptized in the Catholic faith as an infant. She really wanted to be baptized in her own chosen faith. Pastor Brad Little and Robin had some conversations in regards to this and Pastor Brad baptized Robin at Burlingame Baptist Church. Robin was so joyful. Robin was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009, thereafter sharing MS awareness as often as possible. At the schools she went to, at the jobs she had and at the churches she attended she made many life time friends. She was always there to support them in any way that she could. She was a word of encouragement, an ear to listen, and a caregiver when needed in every opportunity she could find to give a helping hand to a friend in need. She went to work at Payless Pharmacy in April of 2013 and worked there until her passing. Helping at every opportunity she could. The very most important part of Robin’s life was her two beautiful daughters Alyssa and Maggie. They were her everything, every day. She met Heath Gant in May 2014. Heath and Robin were inseparable. They were together every opportunity they could get. What was the most interesting part of the relationship was how quiet Heath was and how loud Robin could be! They were falling in love and planning a life together when Robin was so suddenly taken from us on Monday morning, January 12, 2015. Robin died from cardiac arrhythmia, peacefully in her sleep. She will be missed so much by her most wonderful daughters, Alyssa Michelle Goin and Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” Goin. Her mother, Dana L Ryan, her father, Michael T Ryan and her sister Michelle T “Shelley” Ryan along with her soulmate Heath Gant, her grandmother, Georgia L Bullock and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by many many wonderful and cherished friends. Robin Lynn Ryan’s memorial service was held at PDX Church, Portland OR 97219 on January 30, 2015.


Sean George Brockman passed away May 27, 2020. He was born in Portland, March 29, 1979. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Southwest Portland in 1997. Sean was the student manager for the Woodrow Wilson baseball team for two years. He was baptized and attended the Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. Sean's interests included drag racing, Portland Winterhawk hockey, college football, and anything to do with birds and weather. Sean touched everyone's life who came into contact with him. He had a loving spirit and will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him.
Sean is survived by his parents; his maternal grandmother; and many uncles; aunts; and cousins. He was truly a blessing from God. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice or OHSU.

Hillary Jones passed away on December 12, 2012 at the age of 33. She was born on April 14, 1979 and was the daughter of Karen and Ward Dye and Bill and Kathy Jones; sister to Angela Beck and Summer McDonald. Graduate of Wilson High School. Hillary was a beautiful person, inside and out. Loved by her family and friends for her sense of humor, for laughing out loud, her love of animals and exceptional artistic ability. Hillary was honored on December 29, 2012 at Southwest Bible Church, Beaverton, OR 97007.

Shane Bennett '97 died March 18, 2010 in a snowmobile accident in Colorado, about five miles northwest of Aspen. He was 31 years old. To read more about Shane and his life, click here: http://www.wilsonalumni.com/newsletter/2010/Shane_Bennett_1.pdf

ROBBIE BEASLEY '97 (unconfirmed)


Hart Nofs-Snyder passed away on January 31, 2023.  A service was held on February 15, 2023.

Raymond Lee was born on November 21, 1979 and passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015. He was a resident of New York, New York.

Kara Jean Cox was born on December 20, 1984, in Portland, Oregon. She died in Portland on June 29, 2008 after an 13-month battle with Leukemia. Kara grew up in Portland, Oregon with her parents and 4 older sisters. She attended Maplewood Elementary, Robert Gray Middle School and Wilson High School, graduating in 2003. Kara then attended the University of Oregon, studying Japanese and American Sign Language. Throughout her life Kara was an accomplished athlete. She played soccer, basketball and softball through middle school, which is also when she begun taking karate classes, earning her black belt in 2003. She was on the Wilson Dragon boat Team and played on the University of Oregon Rugby team. One of Kara’s greatest gifts was working with children. She spent summers as a camp counselor, and three years with the Portland Public School Outdoor program. As an aunt, she doted on her 6 nieces and nephews, playing with them, reading to them and watching them grow. While taking general courses at The University of Oregon, Kara discovered American Sign Language and envisioned her career as an interpreter for the deaf, working with children. Four months into her cancer treatment she starting began talking about giving back, by becoming a sign language interpreter for those with cancer and going through chemotherapy treatments. To outsiders, Kara was a true and great friend. She loved to hang out with foreign exchange students, especially those from Japan - practicing her Japanese and learning about the culture, and often inviting them to come home with her for Thanksgiving or Christmas breaks. Family and friends describe Kara as unpretentious, caring, friendly, awesome, resilient, witty, dry, moody, passionate, loving, ambitious, strong, fun and a goof ball. Kara endured a grueling thirteen months and showed us all what true persistence and bravery is. Kara is survived by her parents; Merle & Pamela Cox, her grandparents; Mayhew Cox, Richard & Kathleen McCullough and Joanne Anderst, and her sisters; Paula Henderson, Merla Turner, Heather Bradford and Hillary Cox.

Billie Dee Andrea Pugh (McCullough), age 28 died on April 28, 2013 in East Portland, Oregon. According to news accounts, she and her husband were struck by another vehicle which ran a red light. Billie passed away at the crash scene. For the last four years, Billie worked at Fred Meyers store on North Interstate Avenue. She was attending Portland Community College studying to become a nurse. Loved ones describe her as a loving mother of three children and an all-around great person who cared for everyone. Her family are deeply grieving her loss. She will never be forgotten. Billie is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her parents, Lora and Bill McCullough; her brother, Sebastian McCullough; her sister, Angelica McCullough; her husband, Brandon Pugh; her three children: Rejanii (age 11), Brandon Jr. (age 6) and Noelle (age 16 months). http://www.koin.com/news/marion-county/crash-vigil.


Jacob Lee Summerfield was born on October 14, 1986, in Portland.  He died in Portland on March 8, 2011. Jacob was 24 years old.  He was a personal banker for Wells Fargo Bank. Jacob is survived by his father, Perry J.; and mother, Lisa L.

Rachel Rose Nichenko passed away on September 22, 2011. She was born on July 6, 1989.


Griffin Huber passed away September 10, 2014 at the age of 22 of a heart attack while jogging. He was born June 4, 1992, in Portland and attended school at Markham Elementary, Jackson Middle and Wilson High schools. In June 2014, Griffin graduated from George Fox University majoring in cinema/media communication. Griffin is survived by his father, Michael; mother, Erica; sister, Graci Huber; grandparents, Bert and Carol Huber and Dick and Pat Evans; uncle, Steve Huber; aunt, Cecile Huber; aunt, Mari Kay Evans-Smith; uncle, Eric Smith; and cousins, Chelsea and Isaiah Smith. A celebration of Griffin's and a memorial service was held Sept. 20, 2014 in Beaverton. In lieu of flowers, contributions toward a non-profit may be made to the Griffin Huber Memorial Fund, c/o Starla Goff, 5200 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 160, Portland, OR 97239. Griffin had grown up in the (Quaker) West Hills Friends Church. His inward grace and outward faith spoke of a man who believed that there is the Light in everyone. Griffin will continue to shine in all of us who knew and loved him throughout eternity.



Eugene Oliver Severson died peacefully at age 85 in Wenatchee, Wash., May 20, 2023. He was born on May 18, 1938 and grew up in Seattle, then taught for 30 years at Wilson High School in Portland. He was a teacher of US History, Government, Economics, and Anthropology and also served as Vice Principal. He and his wife Susan moved to Wenatchee, Wash., in 2008 to be closer to grandkids. Gene is survived by Susan; his children, Eric and Andrea; grandchildren, Natalie, Barrett, Darius, Isaac, and Izabella (all residing in the Wenatchee Valley); and his sister, Beverly (Sun City West, Ariz.). Gene had a lifelong love of music, travel, history, and his family. He'll be remembered for his unflagging support of his family, his loyalty, his dry wit, and his whistle. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Wenatchee.


Alice May Scheurman of Portland, Oregon, passed away on September 23, 2021 in her home at the Raleigh Hills Assisted Living. Alice was born in Boise, Idaho on April 18th of 1931 to parents Michael and Lillian Grace Wall. She worked as a school administrative secretary at Wilson High School where she had moved to after Jackson High School closed in 1982. Alice retired June of 1991. During her life she was the President of Raleigh Hills Assisted Living, a member of Vermont Hills United Methodist church since 1965 and a choir member for over 50 years. She is also the recipient of the Best Mother and Grandmother Ever Award (awarded by her family). Alice and her husband, Marion, raised their own three children and then in 1986, they took in their 3 granddaughters and raised them as well. Alice called Raleigh Hills Assisted Living (RHAL) her home for almost 16 years after Marion passed away. She truly loved her home and family at RHAL and served as the President for many years before passing it onto a good friend. She served on the Welcome Committee at RHAL and really enjoyed visiting with new residents and welcoming them to their new home. Alice was a lifelong Methodist and served on many committees in the church during her years there. She was the Wedding Director for several years as well as a Choir Member right up until COVID shut down in-person church services. She faithfully attended church services on ZOOM with her daughter right up to the end. Her faith was core who she was. Alice joined Marion in Heaven for his birthday this year as she passed 2 days prior to Marion's birthday. Alice will be missed by many but remembered by all that loved heSurviving Family Members: Steven Lee Scheurman (Married to Linda Scheurman) - Vancouver, WA, Lori Linn Hedgecock '79 (Married to David Hedgecock '77) - Portland, OR; Grandchildren: Andrea Wallace, Wendy Eby, Nicholas Hedgecock, Jessica Rickerd, Philip Scheurman; 15 Great Grandchildren with 1 on the way. Preceded in Death by Close Family Members: Husband, Marion Lee Scheurman, Son, Mark David Scheurman, Brothers, Don Wall & George Wall, Sister, Edith Elmendorf, Granddaughter, Katey Scheurman, and Many Loved In-Laws. Service Information: Celebration of Life at Vermont Hills United Methodist Church (When it is safe to gather and sing) TBD.

Ida B. Wells English and Journalism Teacher Andrea Patton passed away on July 6, 2022 from cancer.


Sue Brent passed away on October 13, 2022, at the age of 67, Susan Marie Brent (Portland, Oregon) passed away. In 35 years as an educator Sue's professional work in Portland Public Schools spanned decades and half a dozen job titles. Although her roles changed, her approach to schooling and kids was steadfast. Sue's longtime friend and professional colleague Pam Shelly recalls, "She believed in collaboration, and worked with other administrators, staff, and kids, to create good change. Sue was smart, a reflective thinker with a selfless work ethic, deeply committed to public schooling." Her resume with Portland public schools included decades as a classroom teacher, stints as an administrator, principal, and bond liaison for multi million dollar renovation projects. Her postings were at Wilson and Cleveland High Schools, Metropolitan Learning Center, Gregory Heights and other elementary schools. If you wanted it done right, Sue was your go-to person. Understanding the pressures on educators, late in her career, Sue became a facilitator for The Center for Courage and Renewal, helping peers to reclaim and rethink their passion for teaching. Sue was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Xi chapter, U of O. She maintained life long connections with her college sorority sisters. Sue's life was defined by her Catholic faith. Her faith led her to serve in the Funeral Ministry of St. Ignatius Parish. Sue's cancer journey was a fast moving one.
Sue launched thousands of children into the world, but it was her three children Aimee, Evan and Aaron of whom she was most proud. They remember Sue as an unfailingly supportive mother during their early years who grew to be their best friend, confidant, advisor. Sue went the extra mile to make holiday and birthday dinners special events for her family, her kids, her grandkids. Meals were one of her many love languages. She also had a beautiful eye for home design and gardening. She is survived by : her parents, Ruth Brent and Van Brent (Kevin Jeans-Gail); her children, Aimee Brent, Evan Brent-Fulps (Emily) and Aaron Brent-Fulps; her step-sons, Sean and Connor Jeans-Gail; her grandchildren, Chris Brent, Noah, Maria, Colin Elwell, Brandon, Caleb, Daphne Brent and Fulps; and her great grandchild Asher Brent. A funeral mass was held on Friday, October 21st 2022 at 12:00 PM at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (2727 NE 54th Ave, Portland, OR 97213).


Leonora Guinazzo died peacefully at her home May 26, 2022, in the presence of loved ones. She was born on April 28, 1928.  For the last two years she had struggled with shortness of breath and progressive weakness. Prior to this, she enjoyed excellent health. She credited her long life to eating "fresh local food, and all in moderation." Until her last breath, she remained fiercely independent and outspoken. One always knew exactly where one stood with Leonora! Leonora's passion was education and learning. She attended Grout Elementary, Washington High School, and Marylhurst College Class of 1950 and was a member of Kappa Gamma Pi honor society for 71 years. Leonora began her career as an educator in 1951 at Central High School in Independence, Ore. teaching Latin, English, Spanish and French. Later she taught at Gresham High School and in 1959 transferred to Wilson High School. Leonora was known for her high expectations and making students earn their grades. Once a prominent Portland family had a son taking her Spanish class and Leonora was advised by the principal not to flunk this boy, despite his poor grades. Leonora promptly flunked him and said, "I don't care if his parents are the Holy Family, if he doesn't work, he doesn't get the grade!" Despite and maybe because of her high standards, friendships with students from Wilson High School continued until her passing. In 1961 Leonora was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for a year of study in Columbia. She was then selected by the Oregon Board of Education to review curriculums and set up foreign language programs. In 1965, Leonora was asked by Superintendent Mr. Rex Putnam to move to a new campus in a new school called Portland Community College, Sylvania (PCC). Leonora remained there, teaching Latin American Studies and Spanish until her retirement in 1990. Rich and rewarding lifelong friendships remain from those years at PCC. In addition to these roles, Leonora edited textbooks, cared for her aging parents, and kept books for the family business, Sunset Garbage Collection, Inc. In retirement, Leonora traveled the world! This included trips to see beloved cousins in Italy, both in Tuscany and Liguria. She traveled to Spain, Vietnam, Turkey, India, Africa, Egypt and at age 70 she climbed overboard on a rope ladder to awaiting dinghies in the Antarctic Ocean exploring glaciers and sea life. Leonora enjoyed volunteering with underprivileged children and worked with Outside In, Greenhouse, and P:EAR in Portland. She helped 35 children obtain their GED and tutored little kids in reading via the SMART program. Her hobbies included woodcarving, gardening, baking amazing biscotti, making great Italian food like gnocchi, and caring for her aging friends and relatives. When she got off her John Deere Tractor at age 90 she said, “I don't see any other old ladies riding around on tractors these days, so I guess I'll hang it up!" Leonora's faith was a mainstay in her life. She attended St. Peter Church in S.E. Portland, volunteered in the office for several years, and read her daily prayers in several books. Leonora, (1928) and her sister Flora (1929) were born to Guiseppe "Big John" Guinazzo and Annunciata "Anna" Macchini in Portland, Ore. Their parents emigrated to the U.S. from Italy, Liguria and Tuscany respectively. Leonora was very proud her father founded Sunset Garbage in 1921 and the company remains successful today in the hands of her niece and nephew. Leonora was predeceased by her sister, Flora; and is survived by her nephew, Steven Schwab; niece, Carla Scheafer; and many beloved cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leonora Guinazzo Scholarship Fund, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR 97203, or to P:EAR, offering assistance and education to Portland homeless youth. P:EAR, 338 N.W. 6TH Ave., Portland, OR, 97209 or email: info@pearmentor.org All are invited to a service Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5905 S.E. 87th Ave., Portland, OR 97266. 10:45 a.m. slideshow and music. 11 a.m. rosary. 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial followed by refreshments and lunch at the parish. Internment will be at 2:30 p.m., at Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery, Happy Valley, OR. Livestream and recording: stpeterpdx.org.


Madeline June Miles, 95, of Portland, passed on Aug. 16, 2012 at the age of 95. Born in Portland, June 4, 1917, June was the fifth child of John and Edith Bartosch. She graduated from Jefferson High School, class of 1935. June was the beloved bookkeeper at Wilson High School. June was married for 58 loving years to Donald C. Miles (deceased). June was surrounded by her loved ones at her time of passing. June is survived by her children, Roger Miles (DJ), Scott Miles (Don Jackson), Kimberly Miles Cavatorta (Mark), Gary Miles (Lucille) and Courtney Miles Tomastik (David); four grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate June's life was held Aug. 25, 2012 at Multnomah Presbyterian Church, 7555 SW 45th Ave., Portland, OR 97219. Memorial contributions in June's name may be made to Multnomah Presbyterian Church Building Fund.


Gerhart Hertz passed away (date unknown).  He taught Physics, Physical Science and Algebra for many years at Wilson. His son Gary Hertz (deceased) and daughter Linda Hertz both graduated from Wilson.


June E. Conwaypassed away on January 19, 2021. She was born on June 17, 1934 in rural Ontario, Canada, in 1934 in a farmhouse that lacked electricity and plumbing but was filled with the love of an ever-expanding family. Her devotion to education began in a one-room schoolhouse, McPherson School, located a mile from the farm. On wickedly snowy mornings, June and her siblings would cuddle under a blanket and ride to school in a horse-drawn sleigh. Her work ethic developed at an early age as she balanced studying, caring for her eight siblings and eventually neighboring children. Miss Arthur, one of her many mentors, noticed how beautifully she cared for children and encouraged her to pursue a career in nursing. It was a fateful choice that would lead to a career in both medicine and education. Always a devoted friend, June made lifelong friends in nursing school. She and her fellow graduates recently gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their graduation. After graduating nursing school in 1955 at Woodstock General Hospital, in Ontario, she met her future husband in the emergency room. Robert G. Conway, an American, convinced her to marry him and leave her beloved Canada. After traveling around the U.S., they eventually settled in Portland, Ore., where her husband's family had deep roots dating back to the pioneers. Far away from her own family, she became close to his aunts, uncles and cousins and eventually added to their fold four children: Leonard, Catherine and the twins, Rita and Robert, all born within three years, 1959-62. Her experience as a nurse came in handy as she deftly changed both the twins' diapers at the same time! She taught nursing at the community college level, and eventually accepted a position in the Portland Public Schools where she founded the high school vocational program, Health Occupations, for students who were interested in exploring careers in the medical field. In the early years, at Lincoln and Wilson High Schools, the program attracted a diverse student population from stoners to student leaders. June created an innovative practice to help her students express themselves and explore their feelings. "Circle" was loosely based on the 12-step programs and the book "A Road Less Traveled." After divorcing in the late 1970s, June met the love of her life, Blayne Perleth, EdD, and put him through a 15 year probationary period before finally marrying him in 1997. They married in Portland surrounded by family then jetted off to Ontario for more celebrations before heading to Cuba for the Havana Jazz Festival. Though she retired in her early 60s, June never rested. She volunteered in various capacities, joined numerous clubs and groups, traveled around the world, played games, attended arts events, parades, parties and her grandchildren's sporting events. June E. Conway is survived by thousands of former students and friends; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews; five of her seven brothers; and eight sisters-in-law. She is deeply missed by her four children; four grandchildren, Samuel (and Mekenna), Ethan, Paul (and Marla) and Candace (and Rob), her great-granddaughter, Naleya; and her cherished husband, Blayne. A scholarship fund for first-generation higher education students has been created in her honor at Oregon Health Sciences University where one of her former students, Dr. David Bangsberg, is the Founding Dean of Public Health. Contributions in her memory may be made by mail: Edgar Gonzales, Assistant Vice-President for Development, OHSU Foundation, 1121 S.W. Salmon Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205. A celebration of June's life will be held after the restrictions for Covid have been lifted.


Coach Dick Beachell, 71, died August 13, 2007 after battling mantle cell non-Holdgkin's lymphoma for nearly three years. According to Steven Brandon from the Portland Tribune, Dick's "Wilson teams, which featured Damon Stoudamore, Keith Smith, Charles and Aaron McKinney, Pat Strickland and Duray Thirdgill, won state titles in 1985, '89 and '91. Beachell also was assistant coach under Jack Bertell '58 with the 1972 state champion Jefferson team." To read more about this wonderful high school basketball coach go to: http://www.localnewsdaily.com/sports/story.php?story_id=118730390893015700.

Karen Kelly passed away on May 23, 2011 at the age of 63. She was born on May 9, 1948. According to The Oregonian, Karen lived in Portland where she taught high school science for over 30 years, inspiring young people to learn, explore science and reach for high goals. Karen graduated from Hogan High School in 1966, received a BS in Biology at Fresno State College and a masters degree at the University of Washington. She enjoyed snorkeling and scuba diving, cross-country skiing, hiking, white water kayaking, riding horses and camping. She was a loving, generous and devoted aunt, often including her nieces in her activities and travel. Survivors include her parents, Keith Kelly and Betty Kolarik; brothers, Brad and Edward Kelly; sister, Susan Danaher; and nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her more than can be expressed.

Wilson teacher Francis Eugene Murray died Jan. 12, 1998 of cancer at age 70. Mr. Murray was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Detroit. He moved to Portland in the late 1930s and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1947. A 1951 graduate of the University of Portland, he received his master's in 1958. He was a teacher, working for Franklin High from 1953-1964 and Wilson High from 1965-1987, serving as English department chairman from 1975-1987. He married Betty Hart in 1950. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kay Murray Fell of Portland; sons, Frank C. of Vancouver, Wash., and Jeffrey A. of Portland; sister, Rosemarie Schmitt of Portland; and one grandchild.

A highly respected Wilson music educator, Eugene Kaza died July 1, 2008 at the age of 84. He was born May 22, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Kaza was a former Oregon Symphony violinist and music educator who many people believe was the inspiration for the film "Mr. Holland's Opus." Kaza taught high school orchestras and bands in the Portland public schools from 1957 to 1982, including Grant from 1957 to 1969, Adams from 1969 to 1973 and Wilson from 1973 to 1982, when he retired. In addition to his wife Mary Ann, he is survived by daughters Stephanie Kaza of Burlington, Vt., and Janene Kaza of Portland; sons John of Salinas, Calif., Paul of Shelburne, Vt., Roger of Houston, Texas, and Andrew of Manzanita and London; and 11 grandchildren.

George Perry passed away on August 22, 2007. George taught Shop and Math at Wilson High School from 1956 to 1979. He will be missed. One of George's students, Gary Severson '61, has vivid memories of George and thought his students might enjoy reading some of his memories from his days in class with Mr. Perry. According to Gary, George "used to tell his classes about his harrowing experience of being shot down as a B-17 pilot in WWII on the anniversary of that flight. (He stopped this in 1961 or 1962 when there were no more war brats at WWHS.) Sometime in 1943 he was returning from a bomb run on the oil facilities in Ploesti, Romania when he had to ditch his damaged plane in the Adriatic Sea. He was badly hurt and spent a couple of years in a German stalag. I last saw George just after a huge fiftieth anniversary celebration of
the B-17 (sometime in the mid-1980’s) in Seattle (Boeing was one of the manufacturers). Several hundred Army Air Corp flight crews convened in downtown Seattle hotels for the big reunion. One of George’s most poignant experiences there was when the rear gunner from the B-17 in front of his found him and tearfully recalled how he’d seen George’s plane ditch. The gunner had wondered for over 45 years whether George and others from his crew had survived. Even more remarkably, another B-17 from George’s squadron had been shot down on the same raid, and that pilot was also located at the Seattle reunion. "I thought some of George’s students might enjoy hearing 'the rest of the story', reflects Gary.

Dave Swehla died in an auto accident near Sterling, Ill., July 7, 2009 at the age of 72. Dave was born in 1936 and was a graduate of Sterling High School (1954), Carroll College (Bachelor of Arts, 1958) and Northern Illinois University (Master of Science, 1962). He married Carol Joan Riskedal in 1958. Dave was a teacher in Illinois, the Philippines, the Panama Canal Zone and, for over 30 years, in the Portland area. He was active in the Oregon Science Teachers Association, and was known for his enthusiastic teaching. Dave taught Health and Introduction to Physical Science (IPS) at Wilson. Retiring in 1994, he continued substitute teaching until 2008. Between teaching jobs, Dave drove trucks for McCracken Bros. in Portland, earned his Counseling and Administrative License from Oregon College of Education, and worked for McLaren State School for Boys. Dave also had family farms in Newberg and Amity. His interests included music, gardening, outdoor recreation, international travel, learning about other places and cultures, helping people in need, hosting international students, acting in community theater musicals in McMinnville, choir directing, playing the piano, piloting small planes, tennis, Pickleball, chess, swimming, dancing and leading Sunday school classes. Dave was a lifelong learner with an insatiable curiosity and a contagious zest for life. David Cary Swehla will be remembered for his exuberance, spontaneity and generosity. Dave is survived by his brother, Robert (Doris) Swehla and his family; sister, Dianne (Rick) Graham and her family; three daughters, Julie (Brian) O'Herin, Karen (Jesse) Black and Lory (Don) Albright; son, Eric (Janet Range) Swehla; and nine grandchildren, Abby, Jesse, Kevin, Grant, Kaia, Steven, Nigel, Cedar and Sage. He is also survived by his companion, June. Here are some links to some stories related to Dave from his home-town paper: http://www.saukvalley.com/articles/2009/07/09/77032592/ (watching his old hometown team play in the little league world series); http://www.saukvalley.com/articles/2009/07/09/60431214/ (about the accident); and http://www.saukvalley.com/articles/2009/07/09/85289385/index.xml (why he was in town then).

Walter "Walt" Looney, Wilson teacher, passed away on April 23, 2006 at his home in Canby. He was born in 1944. Walt lettered four years each in football and baseball at Willamette University. In football, he was a first –team NAIA All-American guard as a senior in 1966. He was a three-time first-team all- Northwest Conference choice a two-time first team all-district selection. In baseball he was a three-time all-conference pick. Looney began his teaching and coaching career at Wilson High School in Portland in 1968. Looney has won two Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) coach of the year awards-for baseball in 1975 and for football in 1994. Walt was an excellent teacher. He was awarded the distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching Edyth May Sliffe Award in 1992. Walt taught calculus at Wilson and was the head of the math department, the head Trojan football coach until 1999, and the head baseball coach, 1975-82. He also assisted in football, wrestling and baseball over the years. At Wilson, Walt was known by his students for his quirky analogies and golf tips. Wilson graduate Parr Farris '64 coached Babe Ruth baseball with Walt in the SW Babe Ruth program from 1989-1991. Upon the loss of Walt, Wilson High School set up the Walt Looney Fund. The Wilson Math Department would like to raise $3,000 to $4,000 to buy all the math teachers a new computer. If you would like to help the Math Department in honor of Walt Looney, you can make a check out to Wilson High with "Looney Fund" in the memo line. Tim & Brian Looney along with Kent Dorsey (head of the Wilson Math Dept.) work together to dispurse the funds. Send your check to Wilson High School, c/o Darcy Shetler '87, Wilson High School, 1151 SW Vermont, Portland, OR 97219. A receipt and tax ID will be mailed back you from the school. You can also contact Darcy Shetler at school at: dshetler@pps.k12.or.us.

John Jeffrey Miller, loved and respected drama teacher at Wilson, Jackson, and Franklin High Schools passed away on November 14, 2009. According to The Oregonian, Jeff was born in 1945 and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1967, enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. "The Miller," as he was referred to by his students, was born to teach high school. Former students still speak of the important role he played in their lives as a drama teacher who not only helped them excel on stage, but gave them the discipline, courage and inspiration to succeed in whatever they wanted to pursue. Jeff taught drama at Wilson with Julie Accuardi for several years when Jackson High School merged with Wilson. Julie tells us that Jeff brought with him a whole company of very talented students. "When we merged the Wilson and Jackson actors together we were able to do many very demanding shows that otherwise we could not have cast," adds Julie. "They included Grease, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks, Inherit the Wind, and West Side Story. Jeff''s students loved him, and I know they will miss him very much. Those were wonderful days, and I am very grateful to Jeff for making them happen. The love of theatre he passed on to his students will last forever." Jeff performed in Portland area theaters for many years establishing himself as a truly outstanding character actor. His last performance was as Mr. DePinna in "You Can't Take It With You" at Clackamas Community College. As a guest artist with the college theater department, he continued to teach, passing on his amazing knowledge of comic timing to young actors. This brilliant, talented and wonderfully unique friend will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Dr. William Douglas Proppe loving father, loyal friend, inspiring educator and leader, died peacefully February 17, 2007, at the age of 84. His family was at his bedside surrounding him with love in his final hours. He was born January 4, 1923, in Portland to William Frederick Proppe and Ethel Amelia Matthieu.  Bill was the first Vice-Principal of Wilson when the school opened in 1956.  To read more about Dr. Proppe's life, click here.

Leonard Everett Rinearson Jr., who died January 8, 2001 at age 73. Mr. Rinearson was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Oregon City. He graduated from Oregon City High School in 1945 and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Oregon State College. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a physical education and health teacher and basketball coach at Myrtle Point High School, a physical education teacher and basketball coach at Oregon City High School, a social studies teacher at Gardiner Junior High School, activities director at Madison High School and vice principal at Wilson High School from 1962 until retiring in 1975. While attending Oregon State, he played on the 1949 basketball team that was ranked fourth in the nation. After retiring , he moved to Ocean Park, Wash. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Oregon City and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Seaview, Wash. In 1948, he married Helen Paulson. Survivors include his wife; sons, Thomas and Eric; daughters, Ingra Rickenbach and Carla Randall; sisters, Betty Foster, Rebecca Wright and Catherine Gabrielson; and nine grandchildren. His son Peter died in 1986. Published in Oregonian

Lee Thomas (Tom) Witty passed away on September 9, 2010. He was 89 years old and was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clarice Jean Pershing Witty; and brother, Jerome O'Harra Witty. He is survived by his daughters, Sharan Lee Farley and Nancy Jean Brownlow. For many years, Tom was a dedicated teacher at Wilson High School and a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Family and friends attended services on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in Willamette National Cemetery. The Oregonian. Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/oregon/guestbook.aspx?n=lee-witty&pid=145703798&cid=addentry.

Roy L. Lindsay was born on Sept. 22 1927 and passed away at the age of 82.  Roy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died Sept. 7, 2010, of myelofibrosis. Born and raised in Thayer, Kan., Roy was one of 10 children. When he was in high school, his family moved to Oregon where he lived the rest of his life. At 16, he graduated from Willamina High School with the class of 1944. He attended Linfield College, took time out for a stint in the U.S. Army, and graduated with the class of 1949. He earned his Master of Arts in education from Arizona State University in 1961. On Aug. 21, 1949, he married Charmaine Matson in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They recently celebrated 61 years together. They settled in Tigard, where they raised four children. Roy's entire career was centered on education. He spent time as a classroom math teacher and counselor at Wilson and Lincoln high schools in Portland. He worked for the administration of Portland Public Schools, and in several capacities at Portland Community College. He was instrumental in the development of the college from its inception until his retirement as vice president of administrative services in 1989. His many outside interests included Little League, Boy Scouts, Loaves & Fishes, Rose Villa Board, Oregon Retired Educators, church choir, civic theater, and Community Partners for Affordable Housing. He will be most remembered for his love of life, especially singing, spending time with family and friends, sharing stories, visiting the Oregon coast, reading, fishing, traveling the world, tending his yard, and helping others. Roy is survived by his wife; four children; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Gene Lindsay of Texas; and sister, Grace Kilgore of Kansas. Remembrances in his name may be sent to the American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, Oregon Food Bank, or any organization devoted to caring for children.

Mary Ella (Carson) Brodie passed away on November 11, 2010. She was 88 years old and was born on September 28, 1922 in Portland to Charles Channing Carson and Ella Strong. Mary attended Vernon Grade School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1940. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Reed College. Mary worked for the State of Oregon, Department of Human Resources. Later, she obtained her teaching certificate and taught English, Spanish and typing at Wilson High School. Mary married Laird Brodie in 1973. He died July 31, 2009. She joined the Mazamas in 1957 after climbing several peaks. Mary especially enjoyed hiking, cooking, cats and the house she was born in where she lived most of her life. She is survived by Clark and Greg Canham of California. A memorial gathering was held February 21, 2011, in the First Unitarian Church of Portland. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to her favorite causes including The Native American Indian Council, Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, Reed College Alumni Association or the Oregon Historical Society.

Elva (Strom) Martin passed away on January 3, 2012 at the age of 90. She was born in Lusk, Wyo., March 5, 1921 and finished high school in Chadron, Nebraska. Following graduation from Chadron State College, she taught a year in Bassett and Chadron, NE, where Elva met Frank Martin when both were faculty members in Quilcine, WA. Elva married Frank in early September, 1948. They were happily married for over 50 years. The couple moved to Vancouver, WA, in 1950, where Elva began teaching in the Vancouver, Washington Public School System. Elva was a Vice Principal at Jackson High School and Wilson HS. After she took a position as an administrator with Portland Public Schools they decided to move to a property in Lake Oswego, OR. Elva enjoyed gardening, sewing and writing and was an avid camper. Elva authored curriculum materials for the Portland Public Schools, taught with other well-known educators, evaluators, and administrators. Elva loved teaching and was a “life-long educator”. Elva and Frank travelled extensively, visiting world-wide destinations. She toured Europe with students, and had a curious and questioning mind. Elva appreciated the Arts, Science, and beauty. She studied piano and violin and read voraciously. Elva was a charter member of the Portland Doll Club, and teacher and leader in various women’s bible studies. Elva established a scholarship for students interested in Early Childhood Education. Elva’s enthusiastic spirit will be lovingly remembered and fondly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Martin, brothers Eric, Henry, Elmer, Dale and Lee. Elva is survived by her sister, Linda Grantham and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Portland celebration of her life was held Jan 28, 2012.

Robert E. Brown passed away at his own home on March 17, 2012 at the age of 86. He was born in Michigan on September 7, 1925, the second son of Clair and Gwendoline Brown. At Cassopolis High School, Robert was salutatorian. He played quarterback on the football team and still wearing his football uniform, he played trombone and marched with the band at half-time. He was awarded a football scholarship to Michigan State and graduated in Physical Education with a minor in Mathematics. In 1944 he married Lovene E. Shoecraft; they had three sons in the next ten years. Robert served in the U.S. Army during WWII. When he returned he earned a Master's degree in Administration from the University of Michigan, thus beginning his life-long career as a high school math teacher and football coach. Soon after the Brown family had moved to Glenview, Ill. for Robert's new job at Niles High, he was offered the Head Coaching job at Moorhead State College in Minnesota, an opportunity to move up to the ranks of college football. He thoughtfully declined the offer, unwilling to uproot his family again so soon. During a summer Math teachers' seminar at Reed College, he and Lovene liked Portland and subsequently moved here with their three sons. Bob continued teaching. Lincoln High School won the 1966 PIL football championship while he was head coach there. He completed his teaching career at Wilson High School as the Work Experience Coordinator; his very successful program found jobs in the community for students having difficulty staying in school. Robert still found time for other things, such as raising a family, earning a real estate license and helping Lovene earn a teaching degree at Portland State, starting a coaches' clinic, travel to Australia and volunteer work. At age 80, he suffered a stroke which left him unable to speak for the rest of his life; that was hard for one who had communicated so much. He responded by keeping his positive attitude, smiling a lot and often showing the patience of a saint. Robert gave his "All" to every endeavor, had a great sense of humor, loved Sports and was very forgiving; he would not "hold a grudge." Robert was preceded in death by his older brother, Richard A. Brown, in 1995; and by his wife, Lovene, in Sept. 2011. He is survived by his three sons, Hugh, Scott and Mark; as well as two grandchildren, Marcellus and Veronica. A memorial service for him was held at Christ United Methodist Church in Portland, on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes Centers, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005.

Marian Hara passed away on May 19, 2012 at the age of 82. She was a Wilson High School PE teacher and coach. According to The Oregonian, no single person could completely characterize Marian Hara's life because she lived it so fully with so many different people. Marian's relationships were broad and varied, yet all of us share how her spirit was expressed through her huge smile and warm laugh. On May 18, 2012 Marian peacefully left us. Her fight was stoic and throughout she retained her unique sense of command and humor. She was born on Sept. 9, 1929 to Ginosuke and Suye Hara in Portland's Japantown. Surviving her are her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. George S. and Yoneko Hara; her nephews and nieces, John Hara (Anita Hara), Leslie Hara-Shick (Fred Shick), Nancy Hara (Paul Shick), George Hara (Nathan Cook), Phyllis Hara (Andrew Wilson); and nine grand-nephews and nieces. Marian grew up in two different worlds. She was born a nisei or second generation Japanese American and throughout her life was a proud member of Portland's tightly knit Nikkei community. She embraced her heritage. She was an Odori dancer, fluent in Japanese and she loved Asian food, celebrations and organizations. Simultaneously, she embodied an all American woman who was competitive, athletic, community oriented and worldly. Marian graduated from Oregon State University. Upon her retirement as a physical education teacher, she became a world traveler with friends new and old. As a 14 year old, Marian's world drastically changed when she, along with her family was evacuated to the North Portland Assembly Center and eventually moved to the Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho. As regrettable as this historical event was, Marian wasn't limited by the experience but enriched by the deep and lasting friendships she built from it. She loved her students and teaching, but most of all she loved winning. She coached the swim team and led the gymnastics and tennis teams to two city PIL championships. Her competitive nature and love of gamesmanship rarely failed her in any of the sports she undertook. Her trophies attest to her success as a winning ping pong player, bowler, golfer and card player. Marian committed herself equally to community organizations where she served on the boards of the Japanese Ancestral Society, Veleda Women's Club, Nissei Women's Golf Club and Ikoi no Kai (senior hot lunch program). Marian was a willing participant in life without demanding that she be the center of attention. Her friends would agree that she wasn't a pushover and pursued life on her own terms. And for that, whether it's the "look" or the "laugh", Marian's way with people was at the core of what we will cherish and miss. A celebration of Marian's life was held on June 2 at Rock Creek Country Club, 5100 NW Neakahnie Ave., Portland. Remembrances to Epworth United Methodist Church or Ikoi no Kai (senior hot lunch program).

JACK DALBY Band/Orchestra director from 1962-1974
Jack Corwin Dalby, the son of Albert Frederick and Cora Evans Dalby, was born in Topeka, Kansas on February 5, 1917, and died in Portland of causes related to age on October 12, 2011. He was 94. Jack's father was a stereotyper at the Topeka Daily Capital newspaper and his mother was a musician and church organist. It was from Cora that his life in music began. Jack grew up in Topeka where he received his elementary and high school education. It was at this early point in his life that he began playing the baritone horn. He also became skilled on the trombone and cello. In 1938 he spied "a cute little blonde" coming out of church and immediately struck up a conversation. In August 1940 Jack made the best move of his life and married that little blonde, Ada Charles, on the family farm of her parents, Warren and Alice Charles, in Larned, Kan. In 1939 he received his bachelor's degree at Kansas University and later a master's degree at Drake University. Jack began his 38 year career in music education in Pleasant Hill, Mo., in 1940 where he taught all the music classes to all the grade levels. After a year of that, he moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to teach band and orchestra. When World War II interrupted everyone's life, Jack wound up as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed at a base in Carlsbad, N.M. When the war ended, the couple went back to Des Moines and he went back to teaching music. Jack was also a professional magician. He traveled all over Kansas and Iowa giving magic shows. Everyone who saw his tricks had a favorite. The vanishing bird cage, bottomless milk pitcher, guillotine, and rope cut and restore were some that never lost their charm no matter how many times you saw him perform the illusion. Each trick had its own patter with jokes (that were real groaners) and it was the same each time he performed them. Jack continued to amaze people with magic most of his life. In August 1949 the couple packed everything up and moved to Portland, and in 1950 they had their first and only child, Warren. In 1951 they built their home on the east side of Mt. Tabor that they would live in for the next 56 years. When Jack started teaching instrumental music in Portland he was assigned to the elementary K-8 schools. In those first 14 years in Portland he taught at Abernethy, Ainsworth, Beaumont, Chapman, Couch, Duniway, Fernwood, Glenhaven, Hosford, Laurelhurst, Llewellyn, Mt. Tabor, Rose City Park, Shattuck, Vestal and Youngson. He said he stopped trying to count the number of principals at 25. In 1962 he moved to Wilson High School where he would stay for 12 years. He finished his teaching career at Franklin High School in 1980. The performance level of the groups at Wilson and Franklin was amazing. This was at a time when the Portland Schools actually supported music education. They were able to perform professional books of musicals including "Show Boat," "The King and I," "Music Man" and "My Fair Lady." The orchestras performed the original scores, not arrangements, of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings," Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite," the Rachmaninoff "Piano Concerto No. 2" and Bloch's "Concerto Grosso" with Larry Smith (the conductor of the Oregon Symphony at the time) as the piano soloist. The students in these groups gained insights and personal knowledge that they wouldn't have gotten in any other class. There is no vehicle for these experiences other than an outstanding performance organization. Their lives are forever richer for having "Mr. Dalby" as their teacher. Jack and Ada also formed wonderful friendships with some of those students, friendships that lasted for their lifetimes. After he and Ada retired they had the time to travel around the world, but music still was a major part of his life. He continued to perform in various groups including the Beaverton Community Band, Encore Brass and the Brass Quintet of Beaverton. He also sang in the MAC Balladeers. Jack and Ada loved being members of the Royal Rosarians where, again, they formed lifelong friendships with some of the Junior Court participants. In 2007, after 67 years together, Jack lost the love of his life. Ada passed away unexpectedly on a family cruise at Catalina Island. Life was never the same for him after that. Jack and Ada made and were wonderful friends, they were great parents and they were fantastic grandparents. I hope they are together now. We miss them very much. Jack is survived by his son, Warren; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline; and grandchildren, Amanda and Michael.

Verle Smith passed away on November 27, 2012 at the age of 69. He was born on May 27, 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Harold Smith and Lena Kostiuk and raised in Los Angeles. He was married to Pamela Harris for 43 years. He died unexpectedly. Verle was a Marine in Vietnam and a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. He taught secondary and college math for 41 years in L.A. and Portland. He was a math teacher at Wilson High School. He loved traveling, running, music, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. He was a tireless volunteer for many causes, including the Western Farm Workers Association and the Democratic Party. He is survived by his wife; son, Sean (Asli) Smith; daughter, Danielle (Guillermo) Ramos; granddaughter, Adissa; father; sister, Gayle Gates; and father-in-law, Luke Harris. He will be missed by all who knew him. A service was held December, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Western Farm Workers Association 503-681-9399.

Phyllis Lambert passed away on August 25, 2010 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 82. She was born August 7, 1928, in Grand Rapids, Colorado, to Warren and Helen Bain. Phyllis spent some of her childhood in Utah and moved to Portland, OR as an adolescent. She attended Willamette University and completed her Masters in Education degree at Portland State University. She worked as an executive secretary for Northwest Natural Gas and later became a high school teacher. Phyllis taught for many years in the Portland Public Schools district at Wilson High School and was the Business Administration Department Head at Marshall High School. In the early '90s, Phyllis retired from teaching. Phyllis loved people. Out of her love for people, Phyllis found great joy in making greeting cards for family and friends. She also enjoyed working on her computer, taking kids to the park, gardening, playing the piano and organ, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was extremely close with her 3 sisters, Ellen Warner, Shirley Mardock, and Lois Barnick. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Helen Bain; and her sister, Shirley Mardock. Phyllis is survived by her two sons, James and Dean Lambert; two daughter in laws, Vicki and Marieanne Lambert; two sisters, and six grandchildren. She will be missed by all. A celebration of life for long time Portland resident Phyllis J. Lambert was held August 30, 2010, in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Pamela Yvonne Gonsalves, 59, local artist and arts educator, passed away from a battle with cancer at home among her loved ones March 12, 2013. Born in Turlock, California. on April 14, 1953, raised in Lake Tahoe, she moved to Oregon in 1971. A printmaker and sculptor, her works were shown in numerous expositions across the country. Affectionately known as "Mrs. G." to her students, she taught for 20 years in the Portland Public Schools, including long-term positions at Madison and Wilson High Schools. Beloved by her students, she delighted in helping young people discover the arts and pursue college educations. She is survived by a lifetime of creative works; husband, Tom; sons, Isaac and Zedekiah; grandson, Julian; daughter-in-law, Glory; sisters, Linda and Loretta and their families; dear friends Diane and Molly and their families. She will be deeply missed by the many people whose lives she touched. In accordance with her wishes we ask that no one send flowers but instead consider donating to a scholarship fund in her name.


Elizabeth “Betty” Golding passed away on October 6, 2014 at the age of 90. Betty was a lifetime resident of Portland, born April 19, 1924, to James and Leona Havely. She attended Hosford Elementary School and Washington High School. Betty was selected to be a Jr. Rose Festival Princess in 1934, at the age of 10. Betty spent 12 summers going to Camp Namanu, first as a bugler, then later as a camp counselor. Betty met her husband, Tom Golding, in August 1941, when the counselors from Camp Namanu went to Camp Meriwether Boy Scout Camp for a retreat. Betty attended Reed College from 1941 to 1945, where she graduated with a degree in sociology. Tom proposed to Betty while on furlough from training for the 62 Army Medical Corps. Tom was stationed in Europe during WWII. Betty and Tom wrote hundreds of letters to each other during the war years apart and saved every letter. Tom surprised Betty when he returned home in March 1946. They were married April 12, 1946, at the Reed College Chapel. Betty and Tom raised three children, Paul, Anne and Lucy in Southwest Portland. Betty went back to school in the '60s to get her teaching license. She went on to teach social studies classes at Wilson High School from 1968 to 1985. Betty was able to get students excited about learning by getting them involved in simulations and role playing to understand topics she was teaching. She prepared students for participation in Youth Legislature, Model UN and mock trial competitions. Betty led students on several American Heritage trips to the East Coast and to Europe. Betty joined the League of Women Voters just after college and continued to be a lifetime member, volunteering time on League research projects, speakers bureau and voters guides. She also volunteered many hours with Portland area Camp Fire, the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and with CASA, court appointed special advocate. The Golding family enjoyed camping trips during the summer months and skiing most every Saturday in winters. Betty and Tom made sure that their children were surrounded in love, joy and encouragement, and then went on to do the same with grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Golding in 2002; and daughter, Anne Beckworth in 2007. Betty is survived by her son, Paul Golding; daughter, Lucy Hill; grandchildren, James Golding, Kiri Stilwell, Megan Hill and Emily Hill; seven great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Funeral arrangements by Riverview Cemetery Funeral Home (pictures and guest book). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's name to Portland League of Women Voters Education Fund or to Portland area Camp Fire camp scholarship fund. A memorial service was held on Nov. 1, 2014, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

Joseph A. Brugato, 84, passed away on Dec. 20, 2014. Joe Brugato was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Portland. He was the second of three sons of Joseph and Rose Brugato. Joe graduated from Washington High School in 1948, where he was a three-year letterman in baseball, 1st Team All-PIL, as catcher and member of the State Championship Baseball Team. Joe graduated from the University of Portland and earned his master's in mathematics. He also performed post graduate studies at the University of Oregon. Joe coached at Cascade Locks and Central Catholic High School in Portland, where he took both the basketball and baseball teams to the state playoffs each year he coached from 1955 to 1957. He was inducted into the PIL Hall of Fame in 2010. Joe was a Portland Public Schools mathematics teacher for over 20 years at Madison and Wilson high schools. He went on to establish Brugato and Sons Realty in Newberg, where both his sons worked with him as realtors. He earned his private pilot license and flew across the U.S. and Mexico. His love and passion were fishing for salmon on the Oregon coast and crabbing in the Nehalem Bay. He was an active member of his parish and Knights of Columbus. Surviving and left to honor his life are his wife of 62 years, Marita Brugato; sons, Gary Brugato of Beaverton and Greg Brugato of Boise; daughters, Mary Jo Wagner of Corvallis, Debbie Brugato of Sherwood, Karen Lamb, Cathy Brugato, Theresa Brugato and Angela Davis of Portland; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His daughter, LaDonna Brugato; brothers, Anthony and Paul; and parents preceded him in death. A funeral Mass was held Dec. 26, 2014, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Sherwood. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church, 15651 S.W. Oregon St., Sherwood, OR 97140.


Susan Sandstrom Theissen passed away on November 7, 2014 at the age of 61 after a long battle with metastatic melanoma. Born on January 12, 1953, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. Susan was an adored longtime teacher of the arts for Portland Public Schools. A proud Southwest Portland native, she was known for always seeing the very best in everyone and she reveled in the beauty of the world around her. The picture of kindness and charitable spirit, Susan is greatly missed by all who knew her. her memorial service was held April 18, 2015 at Eastmorland Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, please direct remembrances to your favorite charity or to Providence Portland Hospice.

Trisha Skopp passed away July 1, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She worked at Wilson for about 12 years, beginning in 1990. She began by staffing the English Resource Center and then worked as secretary to the counselors, vice principals, and athletic director, also helping out with Mike Clopton's baseball program.


Stanley Stanton was born July 18, 1928 and passed away in Portland on April 4, 2001. Mr. Stanton was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps in Korea.


Irene Langston passed away on Nov 11, 2016 at the age of 93. Irene was born in Corvallis on December 6, 1922, the only child of Earl and Stella Jennings. When she was sixteen months old, her father died. Two years later her mother married her stepfather, John A. Lance. Irene was an educator employed by the Portland Public Schools for over thirty years as a teacher at Sitton, Rigler, and Clinton Kelly; a supervisor, a principal's assistant at Lent; and an elementary principal at Applegate, John Ball, Humboldt, and Capitol Hill Schools. She graduated from Vestal Grade School, Washington High, and the Oregon College of Education. She earned an MA in education from Reed College and an administrator's certificate from the University of Oregon. She married Ralph Shea, the father of her two sons, Thomas M. and Daniel P. Shea. This marriage ended in divorce. In 1962 she married Chalmer "Jack" Langston with whom she spent thirty-three happy years until his death in 1996. Jack had been a teacher, principal, flight instructor, and landlord. During WWII he was a lieutenant commander in the naval air force. Irene was active in the NEA, ESPA, and Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. While teaching she served on the districts math and language arts committees. She co-authored a math program for the district's radio station KBPS. The couple traveled extensively. Irene tutored in reading for several years. After her husband's death, she delivered Meals on Wheels for Lent's Loaves and Fishes. She is survived by her two sons; daughter-in-law, Margie; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. She was very proud of her family and its accomplishments.


Allan Williamson Gray passed away on January 6, 2017 at the age of 89. He was born on August 29, 1927 and was a former Math, Wrestling and Football Coach at Wilson. Allan was born in Portland, Oregon, one of seven children to William and Eliza (Duncan) Gray. Following his service in the Army during WWII, Allan earned his master’s degree at Oregon State University. He wrestled and played football through a scholarship for the Beavers. He taught for 5 years in the Salem area before returning to Portland. There he taught math at Woodrow Wilson High School for 29 years. He loved coaching football and wrestling. Allan worked as a geologist during the summer months. During retirement, Allan began a second career in the insurance business. He shared over 47 years with his first wife, Margaret Bennett; they had two daughters, Trudy and Greta. Margaret preceded him in death in 2000. Allan then shared 14 years with, his wife, Gerrie Faessler. Together they resided in Silverton. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Mary, Jessie, Duncan, Billy, and Elza. Allan is survived by, wife: Gerrie Faessler-Gray; his sister: Patty Hildreth; daughters: Trudy Kenyon, Greta Gray; grandchildren: Joni Sweetman, Joe Schmeer, Amber, Rachael, Heather, & Brian Kenyon; 8 step-children; and 22 step-grand & great grand children. For all those wishing to attend there will be a Celebration of Life at 3:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, 10220 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley, Oregon 97086. A Memorial service with the extended family will be held at Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements with Unger Funeral Chapel.


Mr. Caldon R. Norman passed away on January 29, 2017 at the age of 91. He was born September 4, 1925 a wounded WWII POW, a passionate educator and an enthusiastic golfer, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. He was 91. A descendent of Swedish immigrants, Cal was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn. His family of six was poor, he said, but never wanting. He had strong Depression-era values, where good manners, hard work and accountability were expected. Drafted in 1943, he entered ASTP basic training in 1944 and later joined Company A, 398th Regiment, 100th Division. Cal was shipped to Marseille, France, in October 1944. He was his platoon's runner. Cal entered Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace, in a Dec. 3 night-time action to clear out enemy soldiers. The Germans retreated and then counterattacked. Cal was wounded by a concussion grenade, and he and about 100 other GIs were captured. Cal was a POW for 4.5 months. Soviet forces liberated him from Stalag 4B in April 1945, and then he escaped from the Soviets in May with six friends through a break in the barbed wire, carrying all of their possessions in a baby buggy. In his bible/diary: "May 16. 2 p.m. In GI hands. 6 p.m. First white bread. May 18. First orange." Cal was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He later wrote a well-sourced manuscript about how an entire company of soldiers was captured, and he edited the Company A newsletter, which became an emotional connection point for the many men who were wounded or captured on Dec. 3. Post-war, he graduated with a B.S. of Education from the University of Minnesota, attended the University of Oslo in Norway, and earned his Masters of Education at the University of Oregon. Late in life, he took up his beloved golf, dragging his two sons to a number of rough-and-tumble public courses where it would be difficult to find anything resembling a green. Cal loved classical music, knew all the words to "Ode to Joy," was a season ticket-holder at Chamber Music Northwest and taught himself to play both the autoharp and recorder. He was a passionate believer in public education and began teaching in Portland in 1949. He taught at Kellogg and Youngson, and later was principal at Collins View, Woodmere, Lents, Jason Lee, Laurelhurst-Normandale and Laurelhurst-Hollywood. He was a member of 15 different educational professional organizations from 1965 to 1988, including serving as president of both the Portland and the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association. In 1952, Cal married his wife, Norma, who passed in 2011. He carried an easy large laugh and practical, positive outlook for the family. His children and grandchildren have inherited his love of a good joke, an interest in social issues, and a thirst for international travel. He was a devoted member at Moreland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his children, Susan Lucke (Karl), Peter Norman (Susan) and Chris Norman (Terri), all of Portland; his sister, Elaine Johnson of Marietta, Ga; seven grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at Willamette View Manor Health Center for years of care. Services were March 3, 2017 at Moreland Presbyterian Church 1814 S.E. Bybee Blvd., Portland. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to any Portland Public School library.

Eugene Valjean passed away in hospice Monday, February 20, 2017 due to cancer. Eugene was born in San Francisco on February 8, 1932, the youngest of five in a family. He is survived by his four daughters; their partners; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Eugene was a lifelong teacher and learner. He taught K-12 in the S.F. Bay Area for 13 years, eventually getting an MA in Education Administration from UC Berkeley in 1971. He and his family moved first to Eureka, Calif. and then to Portland in 1974 where he served as a principal at area high schools including Wilson, Jefferson and Grant. In retirement he volunteered at OHSU library and the Portland Art Museum. Eugene married Beverly Bartlett in 1955, and they had three daughters, Diane, Elaine, and Peggy. Eugene subsequently married Judy Braun and their daughter, Rebecca was born in 1971. He married fellow educator Judith Lachenmeier in 1989, and they were inseparable companions until her death in 2009. A celebration of life will be held in May 2017.


Harold Ray Ellmers passed away May 16, 2017 at the age of 90. Hal was born Nov. 19, 1926 in Hurley, Mo., to Harry and Lillie Ellmers. He moved to Lakeview, Ore., in 1940 and later graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland in 1944, where he excelled in football and track. After graduating high school, he served in the U.S. Navy V-5 and V-12 during WWII until 1946. Hal received his Master's degree in education from Lewis and Clark College in 1949. He married the love of his life, Lois Clarke, in 1948. Hal was a math and physical education teacher and coached athletics in Portland schools, including Grant, Wilson, and Franklin High Schools. He also refereed high school basketball games and worked summers for United Parcel Service and Multnomah Athletic Club. He was an active member of Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Central Optimist Club and Track and Field Officials of the State of Oregon. In his later years, he volunteered for many youth athletic programs, the Oregon Food Bank, and the Red Cross. He had a passion for football, basketball and track, and held the state record for the 880 for many years. He was known by many friends and students as "Hurryin' Hal".
Hal was a loving family man and made friends wherever he went. He will be deeply missed by Lois Ellmers; daughters, Delyn Kies (Nick), Judy Walker, Karen Ellmers; grandchildren, Tracey and Travis Walker; brother, Francis (Mickie); and nephew, Bruce (Debbie). A celebration of life and reception was held Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Hollywood Chapel. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to Oregon Food Bank, Community Transitional School, Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice would be very much appreciated by the family.

Nancy J. Halladay Lee passed away in 1998 from a tragic accident in her home. She taught at Wilson and was the Trojane Advisor and Rally Advisor, as well as serving as Advisors to Model UN, Close Up and other groups throughout the years. Nancy taught for over 42 years in the PPS system and oversease. She is survived by her daughter Michelle Tobin Lee '84.


Nicolas Gus Hanches passed away peacefully May 5, 2018, at his home in Portland. He was born in Spokane on June 29, 1936, the son of Greek immigrants Konstantinos "Gus" and Triantafilia "Rose" Hanches. Raised in the Spokane Valley, Nick spent his childhood in a home filled with his parents' love and surrounded by his mother's garden, which he remembered fondly. He was active in Spokane's close-knit Greek American community. Nick graduated from Gonzaga University in 1959 with a BA degree in History and a teaching certificate. He was soon drafted into the Army and stationed at Ft. Bragg. After his discharge, Nick began his teaching career, which became his life's work. In 1964, he started teaching at Myrtle Creek High School in Southern Oregon. He taught U.S. History, Government and was named chairman of the Social Studies department. In 1966, Nick moved to Portland to teach at Jackson High School. He was elected to serve as Faculty Senate President; appointed Social Studies department chairman; served on the Oregon Council for the Social Studies and on scholarship committees; and also coached girls' soccer. He received his Master's Degree in Teaching from Portland State University in 1970. Nick began teaching at Wilson High School in 1982. He again served on the Faculty Senate and became the Social Studies department chairman. Although he truly loved teaching, he decided to retire after 30 years.
On April 28, 1968, Nick married Maria Rumpakis and they enjoyed 50 wonderful years together in Portland. They raised three children and were involved in the Greek Orthodox Church. Nick spent quality time with his children and extended family, enjoying trips to visit family in Spokane and the Oregon Coast. Just like his father Gus, Nick was a member of the Order of Ahepa, a Greek American service organization. Nick served as chapter secretary, vice-president, three terms as president and was named district Ahepan of the Year. He served many years on Ahepa's board and was awarded the chapter's highest honor, the Plato Award, in 2013. During his retirement, Nick interviewed the Greek American community for the Ahepa Oral History Project. He also co-chaired the walkthrough exhibit about the Greeks who built railroads at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. Mostly, he loved playing with his grandsons, tending his beautiful garden, reading spy novels, watching old movies and visiting family. Nick was preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Rose; and his brother, Jim. He is survived by his wife, Maria; sons, Constantine and John; daughter, Fotinia; grandsons, Yianni and Nicolas; and sister, Alexandra (George) Delegans.  The Trisagion service was held May 10, 2018 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland. Donations in his memory may be made to Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Constance Garfield Person passed away Friday April 20, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born on February 21, 1929 to Vincent and Freda Richard in Great Barrington, Mass. She was the second of five children, Bill, Constance, Bruce, Barbara and Rodger. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1951 and received a Masters degree from the University of Boston in 1952. She taught high school English at the Brooklyn Friends School in New York. During a year in Italy, she met her future husband, Don. They married in 1958. Coming to Portland in 1961, she taught at Grant, Jackson and Wilson. Along with a highly successful teaching career, she loved to play tennis, listen to opera, camp in the high desert, do water colors, talk and correspond with the many successful students of the past. Constance is survived by her husband, Don; and several nieces and nephews. There was a get together on May 26, 2018, at the family house on Taylor's Ferry Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 1501 SW Jefferson St., 503-220-1578, or All Classical Music, 515 15th Ave., Portland, OR 97232.


Merle Lotz went to share his music with the angels on November 30, 2018 at the age of 91. Merle’s life was guided by his love for music, family, and God. Born in 1927, Merle’s dedication to music began as a child in Altoona, PA, where he practiced the piano while other neighborhood children played kick-the-can on the street outside. His hard work paid off with music scholarships to Valley Forge Military Academy and to the Curtis Institute of Music, where he also played the bassoon; he eventually enrolled in the Naval School of Music and served in the Navy from July 1945 to August 1946. After his time in the service, Merle attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he met and fell in love with Patricia Frederiksen, a fellow piano student. The two married on June 26, 1949, and soon after, they moved to Portland to take jobs as music teachers in 1950. For the next three summers, they returned to Drake so that Merle could complete his Master’s degree. Merle’s life in Portland had many branches reaching deeply into the heart of Portland’s music world; he served as choir director at Bethany Lutheran, then Central Lutheran, and finally at St. Luke Lutheran in SW Portland. He also held positions as choir teacher at Jefferson, Benson, and Wilson High School; with the support of American Heritage Society, he and Pat took the entire Wilson High choir on a European tour in 1971, creating lifetime memories for 70 young singers. In addition, Merle performed with his dance band--frequently joined by his sons Matthew and Mychal -  at social events throughout the Portland area. Merle was also the pianist for the Oregon Symphony Pops under Norman Leyden for 24 years, forming a deep musical partnership and performing memorable and spirited concerts. Despite his busy schedule, “Papa” always had time for his family and friends. He and Pat were part of several bridge groups, and their many parties, with music and laughter spilling out onto their deck in the warm months, were memorable. His children and grandchildren also cherish the memories of their family summer camping and boating trips during which Merle presided at the campfire as the executive pancake chef and bacon fryer. “Papa” will be kept closely in the hearts of his wife Pat of 69 years, their four children, Matthew (wife Chris), Mychal (wife Theresa), Meridee (husband Mark), and Mark (wife Louanne), and their 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as their many friends and former students. A celebration of Merle will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4595 SW California St. in Portland. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Merle Lotz Music Scholarship at Wilson High School by check payable to Wilson High or online at http://pps.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Merle-Lotz-Scholarship-Fund/lej4q.


Clifford Matousek passed away on September 25, 2018 at the age of 89. He was born February 14, 1929 to Sam F. and Clara Matousek in Tacoma, Washington. He became known as an excellent teacher of both choral music and mathematics at Wilson High School in Portland, whence he retired in 1987. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit, his generosity, and his dry sense of humor. He was an avid learner and follower of Christ. His interests included the Bible, serving in his church, fly fishing, flying and painting in watercolor. He is survived by his wife Eva-Jean Matousek his son Clifford L. Matousek, and grandsons Alexi and Justin Matousek. A service in his honor was held Saturday October 6, 2018 at Riverview Abbey in Portland, Oregon.


Former Wilson Shop and Drafting teacher. Allen B. Ludviksen passed away on June 18, 2019 at the age of 96. Allen was born the third of seven children to John and Helen Ludviksen on December 2, 1923 in Silverton, Ore. He served in the Air Force in WWII, obtained degrees in education from Ohio State and Oregon State University. Allen is survived by his brother, Stan of LaGrande; daughter, Nancy Peterson of Milwaukie; son, Les of Oregon City; sister-in-law, Rose Hoff of Ohio; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Leatrice; and daughter, Barbara Milbrandt. Most of his 35 year teaching career was at Wilson High School teaching industrial arts retiring in the mid 1980s.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2019, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5658 N. Denver Ave., Portland, OR 97217, followed by a committal service at 3 p.m., at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dick B. Speight died July 24, 2004 at the age of 72. He was born February 2, 1932 in Lansing, Michigan. He served in the United States Air Force, graduated from Central Michigan University and taught English and Drama in Evart and St. Clair Shores in Michigan. He moved to Portland in 1958 and taughts at Buckman, Fernwood, Girls Polytechnic, Cleveland and Wilson. He served as Director of Admissions, Registrar and Financial Aid Director at Oregon Health Sciences University for 20 years and retired in 1992 as Registrar Emeritus. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Speight; his brothers, Jack and Barney; many nephews and nieces and numerous friends. Remembrances to the Dick Speight Scholarship at OHSU.



Bertram George Brehm, Jr., of Portland, Ore., passed away on March 21, 2023 at the age of 96 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Bert and his wife, Dorothy, were married for 72 years, raised six children, and had 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Always together, Dorothy passed away just five months earlier. Grampa Bert, as he was known by his family, was born Nov. 26, 1926, to Bert and Lucille Brehm of Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up fishing and hunting, sometimes on the way to school, and the family always had a large garden. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1944. After serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII, he returned to Cleveland and graduated from Adelbert College, Western Reserve University. Bert met his lifelong partner, Dorothy Prosinski, at a Catholic social gathering at the Newman Club in Cleveland. The two married in 1950 and had their first son, Bert III, before enrolling in the doctoral program in botany at the University of Texas at Austin. Dorothy brought a gift for listening and making everyone feel special, along with a zest for life, to the partnership. When Bert, out of an abundance of enthusiasm, veered from conversation into a lecture, Dorothy would bring him back to earth with a nudge or change of subject. Dorothy had a long, rewarding career in adult basic education and tutoring. They were a good match. While in Texas, five more children came along: Chris, Theresa, Steve, Lucy, and Mary. In 1962, Bert accepted a position in the Biology Department at Reed College in Portland, Ore., where he stayed for the rest of his career. His incredible work ethic and dedication to his students and profession made a huge impression on his family. Bert was a botanist who studied plant evolution. His research included class field trips to gather native plants in the wild areas of the Oregon Coast, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Sandy River where he helped create an ongoing field study experience for students and the Sandy River Database of plants. Bert was also involved with the Berry Botanic Garden, and the Oregon Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and its first project at Cascade Head. His children remember many camping and road trips with sudden stops for Bert to gather plant specimens for his classes. Many of those specimens are now preserved in the Brehm Biodiversity Center at Reed. Bert was a teacher by nature. As a professor, his lectures in biology, botany and evolution made an enduring impact on his students who continued to visit, and write to him, from across the globe. A recently discovered fossil from eastern Oregon was given the name Meliosma brehmii by one of his former thesis students. When asked about this distinction, Bert remarked that "one old fossil has now been named after another one." Bert was also a passionate angler and gardener. He pursued salmon and steelhead in the rivers and bays of the Oregon coast and the Willamette River in Portland, and shared this passion with his three sons. His three daughters love being outside, hiking, and gardening. At one time he had four gardens with abundant flowers and vegetables that he would bring home for dinner and deliver to his children's homes often along with a fresh fillet of salmon. He instilled a love of the outdoors and all its bounty in his family. Bert and Dorothy raised six children and put them through college with the help of Reed's generosity. After retiring, they spent many wonderful days at the family beach cabin in Nedonna where Bert had a garden, and a fishing boat. They were free to visit and focus on grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everyone remembers the special books Bert picked out for gifts and read to them. Bert also continued to spend time in his office at Reed and kept up with his colleagues well into his 80s. Bert's impact on his students, family, and the Pacific Northwest will be his enduring legacy. The surviving family includes; his sister, Marion (Brehm) Kossick; his children, Bert G. Brehm III (Marta Coursey), Chris Brehm (Chris), Theresa Enderle (Paul), Steve Brehm (Gail Geiger), Lucy Brehm (David Newhall), Mary Behrendt (Ron); his grandchildren, Rachel King and Mike Davies, Michal and Jason Friesen, Amie and Jared Cazel, Erin Brehm and Paul Martin, Noah and Emma Zumwalt, Sam and Abby Zumwalt, Elie Enderle and Lukas Shaw, Carl Brehm, Hank and Kelsey Brehm, Josephine Newhall and Tom Doberstein, Jake Newhall; seven great-grandchildren; and countless nieces and nephews. Memorial service plans are pending. Donations may be sent in memory of Bert Brehm to Reed College. Please send cards or notes to: Theresa Brehm Enderle: 2210 N. Country Club Dr., Canby, OR 97013; emails to brehmmemorial@gmail.com.


Dorothy Prosinski Brehm, wife of Bert G. Brehm, mother of six children, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of seven, passed away Oct. 31, 2022 at the age of 93, after a long life lived with love, laughter, family, and friendships. She was born on March 12, 1929. Her parents, Josephine and Adolf, were Polish immigrants and she and her sisters, Helen and Eleanor, and brother, Richie, grew up in the Polish neighborhood of Cleveland. She attended Catholic schools where she perfected her English language skills. The family lost their home in The Depression and lived in motels for a period of time. She had a small scholarship, arranged by the nuns, to attend college but was unable to pursue a degree because she needed to work to support the family. Some of her favorite memories growing up were going to dances with her siblings and friends, making czernina and pierogis, and basking in the love of her "Mama" and siblings. Dorothy met Bert at a Catholic social gathering at the Newman Club. Bert had returned from serving as a Merchant Marine in WWII, and graduated from Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Sparks flew, and the two married in 1950 and had their first son, Bert III, before moving to Texas so that Bert could pursue his PhD in Botany. While in Texas, five more children came along - Chris, Theresa, Steve, Lucy, and Mary. The family struggled along the way to earn money for Bert to complete his studies and take care of their large family. Once he turned in his final thesis in 1962, they jumped into the station wagon full of children and moved to Portland where Bert was offered a position in the Biology Department at Reed College. She and Bert welcomed generations of Reed students into their home, and Dorothy went with Bert on many field trips to gather plants at the Coast, the Gorge, and the Sandy River. Some of those plant specimens are now in the herbarium at the Brehm Biodiversity Center at Reed College. Dorothy was part of one of the first generations of women to work outside the home. She started volunteering with the Reed Wives Club as a tutor for people who were working towards a high school credential. This led to a series of tutoring positions in adult literacy, culminating in working at Portland Community College for 20 years as the Manager of Volunteer Tutoring. She was honored as a "Founding Mother" of the Multnomah County Volunteer Managers Association, and published a paper and handbook on the volunteer tutoring program. She loved PCC Sylvania, and all the people and students she worked with, and was able to help people from around the world learn English or get their degree. Dorothy was a wonderful example to her family, especially her daughters, of how to pursue a profession and take loving care of a large, busy family. She often said that going back to work was one of the best decisions of her life. After retirement, Dorothy and Bert enjoyed weekly trips to the family beach house at Nedonna Beach. She would read and cook and welcome home the victorious salmon fisherman (Bert). There were also many dinners in Portland with their large group of family and friends - usually with salmon, pie, and veggies and flowers from one of Bert's four gardens. Dorothy traveled often to visit family, including trips to Poland, Guam, Saipan, Rota, Australia, Bali, and across the U.S. She never wanted to miss a party or a dance, and would travel across the globe to hold a baby. Her family includes: her loving husband of 72 years, Bert G. Brehm, Jr.; her children, Bert G. Brehm III (Marta Coursey), Chris Brehm (Chris), Theresa Enderle '73 (Paul), Steve Brehm (Gail Geiger), Lucy Brehm '77(David Newhall), Mary Behrendt (Ron); her grandchildren, Rachel King and Mike Davies, Michal and Jason Friesen, Amie and Jared Cazel, Erin Brehm and Paul Martin, Noah and Emma Zumwalt, Sam and Abby Zumwalt, Elie Enderle and Lukas Shaw, Carl Brehm, Hank and Kelsey Brehm, Josephine Newhall and Tom Doberstein, Jake Newhall; seven great-grandchildren; two special sister-in-laws, Marion (Brehm) Kossick, and Patricia Powers; numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving grand-doggies. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dorothy Brehm Literacy Endowment Program c/o PCC Foundation, P.O. Box 19000, Portland, OR 97280. There are no services planned at this time. Please send cards or notes to Bert Brehm at Regency Park, 8300 S.W. Barnes Rd., #215, Portland, OR 97225.


James Lynch Jr., passed away on March 24, 2009 at the age of 89. James and his family owned Lynch's Market in Hillsdale. He is survived by his wife, Bernadine; and daughters, Linda Easthope and Janet Vehring '66, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral was held on March 30, 2009, in Adams Chapel at River View Cemetery.

Celebration of Life

Bernadine Lynch and James Lynch, Jr., circa 1966

James Lynch, Jr., James Lynch, Sr., Mary Lynch and Bernadine Lynch with Lynch’s employees circa 1966.

Bernadine Lynch passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Chandler, Ariz., at the age of 95. She was born on September 19, 1922 in Colfax, Wash., to Gladys and Miller McCutchen. She attended Llewellyn Elementary School and Commerce High School in Portland. She was married to James Lynch, Jr., for 65 years until his death in 2009. The family owned Lynch's Market for 50 years in Hillsdale. She will be missed by her daughters, Linda Easthope '64 and Janet Vehring (Rich) '66; her grandchildren, John Easthope (Erin), David Easthope (Anne), Laura Thompson (John), Stacey Clark (Matt) and James Vehring; and her 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held June 3, 2018, at River View Cemetery, Portland, OR.

According to Rick Seifert, Hillsdale News, Tony Suito opened the Hillsdale Shoe Repair in November 1954. Known as "Mister Hillsdale", Tony died April 25, 2009 at the age of 87. He was born January 15, 1922 and was raised in Portland. He entered the Army in 1943, received two Bronze Stars for heroism and two Purple Hearts for injuries sustained. He was very proud of his military service and felt the U.S. made a difference in the world for peace. On November 16, 1947, Tony married Patricia and had three children. At the Hillsdale Shoe Repair, he did repairs and modifications for stores and physicians over his 29 years. This small shop serviced hundreds of customers, custom shoes for orthopedics, riding boots, and large chain shoe stores over its 29 years under his ownership. His product was to the highest quality which was appreciated by his customers, and even children who received a complementary lollipop as they entered the shop. He was involved with Wilson High School and even provided rubber heels for a pony that was in a theater production. Tony was instrumental in starting the annual Hillsdale Customer Appreciation Breakfast which is enjoyed by hundreds. He leaves his wife, Patricia Scuito, two sons, Steve (Traci) Scuito, Ken (Diane) Scuito, a daughter Diane (Ron) Kleve; 8 Grandchildren, Troy Scuito, Andrea (Andy) Plitkins, Angela (Mike Tinker) Scuito, Ryan Kleve, David Scuito, Nick Scuito, Jacob Scuito, and Stephanie Kleve; and three great-grandchildren, Haley, Elissa, and Brandon Plitkins. There was a celebration of life for Tony on May 2, 2009, in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

Frances Lanier "Lannie" Hurst, inspirational Wilson parent passed away on October 26, 2010. Lannie was born on May 20, 1925 in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in San Antonio, where she studied drama, music, and dance, and performed in local vaudeville as a child. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University and married Peter L. Hurst, a pediatrician, in 1948. They moved to Portland in 1954 where he'd accepted a position with Kaiser Permanente. They raised four children, and Lannie pursued a career on the Portland stage; most prominently with the Portland Civic Theater and the Lake Oswego Community Theater (now Lakewood Theater of Lake Oswego). In 1967 she created the Friends of The Old Church with local historical preservationists, and saved the carpenter gothic structure from demolition. For these efforts, she received numerous commendations, most notably, The Oregonian Journal's Woman of Accomplishment for 1969. She received her Master of Arts in library science at the University of Oregon, and started a new career in her 50s with the Multnomah County Library as a children's librarian. With her husband, Peter, Lannie visited numerous locales around the world including China, Vietnam, India, Russia, Europe, and countries in Latin America. Upon Peter's retirement from medicine, they lived for several years in American Samoa. Peter died in 1999. Her most recent address was at Terwilliger Plaza, where she leaves behind numerous dear friends. Over the years she strongly supported the Portland Opera, the Portland Symphony, and, especially, the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. She leaves behind her children, Dr. Keith Andrew Hurst of Spokane; Ralph Gregory Hurst of Vashon, Wash.; Hillary Hurst of Bend; and John Eric Hurst of Palo Alto, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating her life was held on Nov. 6, 2010, in The Old Church, 1244 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. The family suggests donations to the Friends of the Library.  Click here to read more about this inspirational Wilson parent.

Paul Kalmbach passed away August 12, 1981. He was born October 24, 1897. Protestant minister, and upon retirement, a real estate agent for Commerce Investment Co. in the 1950s. Paul was born in Krasnodor (Caucasus), Russia in 1897, and immigrated alone to America during the Russian Revolution at age 16 to live with Canadian relatives. He graduated from theological seminary in Yankton, SD, then known as Redfield Academy, and did his post graduate at York College, NB. Paul served Russian-German Congregational Church in Cheyenne, WY, Odessa, WA, Hastings, NB, Biola, CA and Portland, OR. Upon arrival in NYC, Paul observed stevedores along loading docks, pelting each other with melons and laughing. Paul thought, "I'm going to like this country." He couldn't speak a word of English other than "pie" or "bread", so he ordered pie and bread on the train across the American Continent to the Pacific Coast. One of his sermons was printed in the "Congregational Church Christian Messenger" magazine in the 1940s, after he delivered a sermon on missions at the General Conference in Greeley, CO. He was a popula speaker at graduation ceremonies in the high school in Biola, CA. College students often requested chess instructions from him. He was elected State President of Congregational Conferences in California and Oregon. For a time, he wrote a Sunday School lecture series, and published an autobiography entitled "Angel on My Shoulder" by Dorance Co. Upon retirement, he was elected as the first President of the newly formed, "Million Dollar Real Estate Club". He was the agent for most of the newly constructed houses built by Commerce Investment Co., located in Wilson Park, Hillsdale. He was invited by the city council to a meeting to name the newly built high school in Hillsdale. Upon Paul's suggestion, it became "Woodrow Wilson High School", and the building tract is now known as "Wilson Park." Daughters, Loretta Lorenz, and Dorothy Gilbert, and grandchildren salute our father with fond, proud, humorous memories and his never failing generosity will never be forgotten.

Our hearts grieve over the loss of former Wilson High School parent, Annette Fagan, mom to Logan Clizer (19') and Makenna Clizer (16'). Annette worked tirelessly for the WHS Boosters program as a board member and volunteer. She served on the board for both WHS Women's and Men's lacrosse programs, as well fundraising and supporting our school auctions and Men's Soccer program. Rest in Peace, Annette, and thank you for your years of service to our students and Portland Public Schools.