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1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, In Memoriam

Ruby (Loreen) Hoines died on Dec. 13. Ruby lived all her life in Whatcom County, Wash. After PLU, she taught at Clearbrook Elementary School until her marriage to Daniel Hoines '28, in 1932. Daniel preceded her in death in 1981. Ruby is survived by her sons, Carl and Lee '71; and five daughters, Norma '59, Nita '63, Kay, Janet '69, and Joyce; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Marv Harshman was listed in the Seattle Times list of "Those Who Mattered Most: 100 Years in Seattle Sports." The list was compiled by the newspaper's own staff, a group of historians and nearly 1,400 readers.

Roy Larson died on Oct. 31. He served in the Navy as a radio operator from 1945 to 1946 before coming to PLU. After graduation he was employed in sales for 32 years with Burkhart Dental Supply Company, retiring in 1989. In 1997, Roy helped organize a 50th reunion of the 1947 PLC football team, which was inducted into PLU's Hall of Fame the same year. He took much pride in being team manager of the first victorious bowl team in school history. Roy was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, PLU Lute Club, and the Normanna Male Chorus. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maria; daughter, Kristina Hatcher (Jeff); son, Karl (Cathy); and four grandchildren.

Robert Beatty and his wife, Noreen, have moved to Gold Canyon, Ariz., for the golf and blue skies. They are having fun fixing up their new home and welcome old friends.

Thomas Reeves has written a new book, "Twentieth-Century America." It is published by Oxford University Press.

David Knutson recently recorded a jazz CD, "Blue to Gold: Singing and Swinging from the '20s to the '60s," to benefit the Diabetes Association of Pierce County. The recording features 30 familiar songs from "Pennsylvania 6-5000" to "I've Got You Under My Skin." David, blind from diabetes, memorized each song. Money from the CD sales will help the Diabetes Association of Pierce County operate its day camp -- the only day camp for diabetic children in the Puget Sound area.

Diane Martin retired after 25 years of service from the Lincoln County Public Health Coalition. She was most recently the nursing director. Diane is a member of many organizations including, School Nurses of Washington, the National Association of School Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing. In 1984, she received a Certificate of Recognition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse from former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Understanding Israel (Claudette Baker) took a vow of poverty, dedicated her life to the poor and helped to raise over 60 children. For her work, she received the Hollywood Humanitarian Award. She is currently working on a master's Hollywood Film Institute diploma at Heritage College.

When David Lee was on sabbatical in 1988-89, he worked as a Bullard Fellow at Harvard Forest, traveled to Modarai, India, to work on a joint project in forest ecology, and participated in the French tropical rainforest canopy expedition in Gabon, West Africa. He is currently a professor and botanist at Florida International University.

Lee Davis died on Sept. 25. After graduating from PLU, Lee married Karen Ugstad '68. He taught school in Longview, Wash., and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He received his principal credentials from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. His first job as principal was at Garfield High School before moving to Columbia High School in White Salmon, Wash., where he retired as principal in 1997. He was a member of the White Salmon Lions Club, the Mount Adams Elks, and the White Salmon-Bingen Rotary Club. Lee is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Lisa Smith; and two granddaughters.

Sharon (Gransee) O'Brien's boxer, Cheechako-Maria, was again selected to have her photograph on the cover of two 2000 calendars -- one national and one international.

Linda Barker and William Tymer were married in July. Linda is a teacher in the Vancouver (Wash.) School District and Bill owns the Harold Tymer Company.

Paula (Seibert) Manley and her husband, John, announce the marriage of their daughter, Alicia '98, and Nathe Lawver '98 at PLU in June. Alicia is a news editor for the daily newspaper in Aberdeen, Wash. Their son, Paul, works with computers in Seattle; and youngest child, Adam, is a freshman in high school. Paula taught and worked with troubled youth for a few years after graduating from PLU. She then earned a master degree in educational psychology from the University of Oregon and has worked as a parole and probation officer (PO) for adults for the last 16 years. After becoming fluent in Spanish and certified as a chemical dependency counselor, she began facilitating Spanish speaking groups for male batterers in 1998 and is now a part-time PO. Paula also is a freelance writer and composer. Her husband, John, supervises urban area development review in Clark County, Wash. They have lived in Canby, Ore., for 23 years.

David and Diane (Schaefer) Paulson have moved to Eugene, Ore., where Dave became the new pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in July. Diane works in the neo-natal department at Sacred Heart Hospital. Their daughter, Kirsten, will graduate in nursing this year and their son, Hans, will graduate in multimedia in 2001, both from Eastern Oregon University. Their daughter, Kari, attends the Oregon State University veterinary school. David and Diane were previously in La Grande, Ore., for 10 years.

John Stanfield is a faculty member at Northwestern Technical Institute in Rock Springs, Ga. He retired from the Army Nurse Corps in 1983 as a lieutenant colonel. Since then he has held various positions, including director of staff development, chief nursing officer and chief executive officer in several acute care hospitals throughout the South.

Janna (Cooley) Preston has been an accompanist for vocal and instrumental students in Anchorage for 15 years and currently is the principal accompanist for Alaska Dance Theatre. She also is a church musician and teaches piano in her home. Janna lives in Anchorage with her husband, Glen '76, and two children, Benjamin, 20, and Megan, 16.

DeeAnn (Olson) Simpson and her husband, Peter, are co-directors at Indianola Camp and Retreat Center, Wash. They live there year round.

Lori (Wenzel) Taylor opened her own family nurse practitioner practice in Spokane, Wash., where she lives with her husband, Ross, and their three children.

Edythe Marsh Marshall was promoted to the position of registered nurse in the ICU/CCU/CPU surgical step-down telemetry unit at the Mount Diablo campus of the John Muir, Mount Diablo Health Care System in Concord, Calif. She has been with the hospital since 1982 and has focused on cardiovascular patient care for the past five years.

David Olson is the pastor of First Lutheran Church in Sandpoint, Idaho. Kelly Henrickson is an associate professor of pediatrics. He and his wife, Suzanne, have five children-Leslie, 15; Erin, 15; Ashlie, 14; Brad, 13; and Kirsten, 12.

Susan (Carlson) Churchill home schools her three children -- Christine, 15; John, 13; and Carolyn, 10. She also volunteers as a registered nurse.

Eric and Stephanie (Olsen '79) Running are again living in the Washington, D.C., area with their children, Ingrid, 15, and Niels, 5. In August, Eric was reassigned as congressional advisor to the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.

Paul Enquist, of Semiconductor Research, received the President's Award from Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. The award recognized exceptional performance that had a significant impact on the success of the institute. Paul led the development of a patented technology that enables implementation of the world's fastest low-power semiconductor circuit. Recognizing the potential of this breakthrough, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded RTI a contract potentially worth $10 million to demonstrate the technology.

Jeffrey Ford assisted in the production of the nation's official fireworks for the "America's Millennium" program in Washington, D.C., hosted by President Clinton. Jeffrey ignited the fireworks that graced the Washington Monument at midnight. The event was broadcast around the world.

Margo (Student) Peck is an elementary special education teacher in the Brewster School District in Brewster, Wash. She and her husband, Jeffrey '80, have two children, Andrea, 12, and Jonathan, 8. Kirk Van Natta lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he is developing an elementary school as the director of Christian education at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Paul Collard officiated at the B-11 high school football championship game in the Tacoma Dome on Dec. 4. He has officiated at football games for the past 12 years in the Pacific Northwest Football Officials Association, King County. Paul has his own company, PEDAL Inc., where he sells Internet advertising. He lives in Snohomish, Wash., and continues to be the 1982 class representative.

Don and Karen (Pitt-Hart) Gale have moved to Eagle River, Alaska, with their two children, Emily, 15, and Kyle, 13. After 3 years at the Pentagon, Don, a lieutenant colonel, has returned to flying the F15-E, and Karen is a victim advocate coordinator at Fort Richardson Army Post. The family is enjoying their new great adventure in the "last frontier."

Naomi (Krippaehne) Warren Naomi (Krippaehne) Warren was promoted to the position of dean of students and director of admissions at Cascade Christian Schools in Puyallup, Wash.

Kristin Kaden Dreyer and her husband, Richard, announce the birth of their two sons, Harrison Francis Kaden and August Richard Schilke, on Jan 6. Kristin is taking time off from her job as vice president of professional education and development at Waggener Edstrom, the world's largest high-technology public relations firm. Richard continues as an ophthalmologist specializing in retina diseases and surgery at Retina Northwest, PC, in Portland, Ore.

Nicola (Glaser) Seiler has a new job as senior associate at Point B Solutions Group, a consulting firm in Seattle. Mark Hester is the director of planning at Spirit Airline, in Detroit.

Steve and Cheryl (Ulleland '83) Lucky live in Omaha, Neb. Steve, an Air Force major, recently graduated from Air Command and Staff College, and Armed Forces Staff College. He is now a staff officer at United States Strategic Command. Cheryl is a manager in financial planning for ConAgra Frozen Foods. Since their marriage in 1984, they have lived in Grand Forks, ND; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Montgomery, Ala.; and, now, Omaha. They have two daughters; Caitlyn, 7; and Christine, 4; and a beagle, Mr. Peabody, 8. lucky77777@home.com

Arild Barrett Arild Barrett began his new job as senior associate engineer at Dade Behring Microscan in Sacramento, Calif., in November.

Greg Grinaker is a KC-130 pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Brent Andersen and his wife, Olivia, were married on Aug. 3. Brent is the chairman of the department of anesthesiology at Portland Providence Medical Center, in Portland, Ore.

Dave Pratt is a board certified orbital surgeon/ophthalmic, plastic, and re-constructive surgeon in Tacoma. After PLU, he attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He served his surgical internship at Portsmouth Navy Hospital in Virginia; his ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine; and his eyelid and facial plastic surgery, orbital fellowship, at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Gary ('85, '90) and Wendy (Eager '85) Koessler announce the adoption of Evan Robert. He was born on Oct. 22 in Spokane, Wash. Gary is a core support manager at Boeing Co. and Wendy is a stay-at-home mom.

Jeff and Lisa (Knutdsen '87) Ganung announce the birth of Curtis Eugene, on Nov. 10.

Jim and Linda (Lust) Arbaugh recently moved to Folsom, Calif., where Jim is a pilot and Linda is a stay-at-home mom with Jennifer, 7, and Lucas, 3.

Brian Moore has a new job as the principal and chief financial officer at MRJ Constructors of Seattle. He was previously the controller at Temp Control Mechanical and at PIC Industrial Northwest in Portland, Ore.

Jennifer (Cornell) Hayes In 1999, Jennifer (Cornell) Hayes and her husband, David, quit their jobs, sold their home in Beaverton, Ore., moved to Wisconsin and became a family of three. On Nov. 1, they adopted Karen Geriann, born on Nov. 28, 1998, in Guangdong Province, China. Danielle Onstad-Smith '92 traveled to China with Jennifer and David and led the group of families through the adoption process. Danielle works for an international adoption agency. David works for Trek Bicycles and Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom.

Sarah Simmons, a teacher at South Colby Elementary School in Port Orchard, Wash., was selected Teacher of the Year by the Arc of Washington State, a nonprofit organization that works on behalf of people with developmental disabilities. She was chosen Teacher of the Year in June by the Arc of Kitsap and Jefferson Counties and, in September, received the state-level award, qualifying her for the national competition.

Tim Templin is the assistant volleyball coach at PLU. Last fall, the team won its first conference championship and played in the second round of the national tournament.

Jim and Susan (Eury '86, '91) Stoltzfus live in Ballard, Wash., with their 3-year-old twin sons, Noah and Nathan. In October, Susan began a new job as employee communications specialist at Seattle Public Utilities. In June, Jim began a new job at Kline Galland Center.

Jon and Christine (Urda) Tigges have moved to Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Mont., where Jon is the commander of the 341st Contracting Squadron. Chris homeschools their five children -- Brandon, 10; Joshua, 8; Emily 6; Joel, 4; and Anna, 2; and plays in the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra.

Chris Gundersen was the builder of the new home that he and his wife, Colleen (Buren) Gundersen '87, moved into on Oct. 16. The home is located on family property in Tumwater, Wash.

Rita Picinich and Danny Stene were married on Oct. 23, at University Place Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Rita is a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma and Danny is a physician, specializing in the emergency residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Leah (Winger) Kunkle and William Starr were married on Oct. 16. Leah had been widowed in 1996. She is an elementary counselor in the Clover Park (Wash.) School District and William is a business manager with the state of Washington.

Robynn Rockstad and David Rex were married on April 10, 1999, in Seattle. Robynn is a marketing manager at CareWise Inc. David is a sales representative for Boise Cascade office products. They bought a house near Green Lake, in Seattle, in July.

Carolyn Wilson received a master degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in June. She is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern languages next fall.

Barbara Benevento and Jonathon Eisner were married on Oct. 30, in South Lake Tahoe, Nev. Barbara is a second-grade teacher at Our Lady of the Lake School in Lake Oswego, Ore., and Jonathon is a student at Portland State University.

Steve and Lisa (Grass '89) McCullough announce the birth of Emily, on March 20, 1999. She joins Ellie, 5, and Aaron, 3. Steve is a teacher and principal intern at Colville Junior High School in Colville, Wash.

Erik and Diane (Doerksen) Ogard announce the birth of Grant, on July 4. He joins Matthew, 2. Erik is a senior research analyst at the Frank Russell Co., in Tacoma.

Dennis Bloom and his wife, Connie, announce the birth of Joseph Paul, on Oct. 28. He joins Lauren, 4, and Emily, 2.

Holly Beatty was listed in the new PLU alumni directory as deceased. She wants everyone to know that she is indeed alive and well and living in Bothell, Wash. Holly is a physical therapist at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash. hollymb@hotmail.com

David Howell founded Alexandria Digital Literature, an electronic publishing company, in 1996. He previously worked at Wizards of the Coast, a game company, in Renton, Wash.

Eirik Fausa and his wife, Vibekke, have moved back to Bergen, Norway, with their two children, Kamilla, 2, and Kristoffer, 3. They were in Paris, France, for two years and Oslo, Norway, for one year, working for Norsk Hydro ASA. Eirik is the director of operations at BNR ASA and Vibekke is a marketing manager.

Carrie (Sanquist) Martens and her husband, Travis, announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna Sherrie, on Aug. 30. Carrie is a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, in Tacoma.

Boe and Lisa (Watts) Woodbury live in Puyallup, Wash., with their two sons, Jacob, 2, and Benjamin, 1. Boe has a new job at the new YMCA in Puyallup and Lisa teaches second-grade, part-time in the Orting School District. Boe was previously a teacher at the University of Puget Sound for four years.

James Mischler began teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at the American English Institute of the University of Oregon, in June. He has taught ESL since 1991 and, from 1989 to 1991, he taught in Japan.

Seija Maria Kausto-Turner lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and 9-month-old daughter.

Kevin Weberg Kevin and Gina (Grass '91) Weberg announce the birth of Laurel Adele, on June 25. She is the third of three cousins (Emily Adele and Brooke Adele) born to the Grass side of the family in 1999.

Tom Noettveit is an accounting director at Norman ASA in Oslo, Norway. He and his wife, Kari, have a 2-year-old son, Henrik.

Matt and Sharon (Bales '91) White announce the birth of Natalie Lauren, on Aug. 4. Sharon was a special education teacher in the Puyallup (Wash.) School District for eight years and is now a stay-at-home mom. Matt received a master's degree in education-integrated curriculum from the University of Washington-Tacoma, in August.

Erik Ching, assistant professor of history at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., received the 1999 Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) Prize for an article he co-authored, titled, "Indians, the Military and the Rebellion of 1932 in El Salvador." The prize is awarded annually for a distinguished article on any significant aspect of Latin American history appearing in journals edited or published in the United States. The article appeared in the "Journal of Latin American Studies." Erik holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1998 he received the Hubert Herring Prize for best dissertation in Latin American studies. Erik has received numerous grants and fellowships to support his research, and spent the 1994-95 academic year in El Salvador on a Fulbright Research Grant.

Anna (Deschamps) Harness and Jenna (Hayden) Ashley '89 row competitively with Lake Union Crew in Seattle. At PLU they were varsity lightweights. Recently they competed in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharine, Ontario. Their "lightweight eight" placed second to Riverside Boat Club and came in ahead of 14 other teams, including Villanova, which was second at collegiate nationals this year. The average age of Anna and Jenna's boatmates was 32!

Robin Chinn was promoted to the position of work environment manager at Robert Half International in Pleasanton, Calif., in October.

Lawrence Landon, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, reported for duty at Camp Lejeune, N.C. in December.

Alison (Whitney) Shane and her husband, Kent, announce the birth of Ryan Micah, on Nov. 23. He joins Emily, 2. Alison is the pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Centerville, Iowa.

Christa (Ogren) Chambers announces the birth of her daughter, Grace, on May 5.

Robert and Vickie (Mostrom) Curtis announce the birth of Clayton, on May 14. He joins Jackson, 2. They have moved to Connecticut where Robert is an account executive at XL America. rrjcurtis@aol.com

Betsy (Kott) Flodstrom and her husband, Eric, moved to Port Angeles, Wash., in August, after Betsy completed a residency in ophthalmology. She is in practice and Eric is pursuing business opportunities.

Rob and Kristi (Stevens) Rice announce the birth of Alex, in September. They are happy to be back in the Northwest, where Kristi is a pediatrician in Spokane, Wash. robkristirice@msn.com

Marcus Lemaster and Diane Davison were married on July 3, in a Western-themed wedding, at the Big Rock Brewery in Calgary, Alberta. Marcus is a systems project manager at Canadian Pacific Railway. marcus_lemaster@cpr.ca

Harald Buset and his wife, Anne Lise, announce the birth of Emilie, on Oct. 27. Harald is a key account manager at EDB 4tel in Oslo, Norway.

Martin Gibson and his wife, Leilani, have a daughter, Annelise, who will be two years old in May. Martin is a store manager at Kmart in Pendleton, Ore.

Renate (DeWees) Sorg and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Adam Joseph, on Sept. 10. Renate teaches English as a Second Language at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md.

Patrick Weichel and his wife, Polly, announce the birth of twins, Garret and Cormac, on July 26. They join Nora, 2. Patrick is a technology specialist with the Lewistown (Mont.) Public Schools.

Heidi Berger was promoted to the position of producer of KING 5 TV News, in Seattle.

Kenneth Kriese spent five weeks in Venezuela last summer pursuing a study site for his Ph.D. research project, which is a study of Orinseo geese, a threatened species of tropical waterfowl in South America. He will soon return to Venezuela to continue his research.

Ryan and Julie (Henning '92) Hamlin announce the birth of Noah Anders, on Jan. 11. He joins Caleb, 4, and Braden, 2.

Kelly Richards ran a marathon in June for the Leukemia Society of America.

Jon Grande and his wife, Lori, announce the birth of Zachary Paul, on Oct. 25. Lori is enjoying her new job as a mother, while Jon continues to produce computer games for Microsoft Corp.

Chip and Kelly (Fox '93) Peterson announce the birth of Evan Daniel, on July 16.

Karen Kelley and John Mares were married on Sept. 25, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Ore. Todd Kelley '88, Suzanne (Capelli) Kelley '89, Rebecca (Black) Peterson '92, and Kristy (Janssen) Power '92 were in the wedding party. Lisa (Aune) Ofenloch '92, Wendy Larson '92, Marlene (Converse) Groscup '92, Katie (Schmidt) Hurley '89, and John Hurley '89 attended the wedding. Karen is a technical support representative and John is a Web server administrator, both at Concentrex.

Troy and Cheryl (Kragness '93) Brost work for Royal Property Corporation, which develops, owns, and manages manufactured home communities. Troy and Cheryl oversee one development in Eugene, Ore., and one in Milton-Freewater, Ore. They moved with their son, Alex, 2, to a new home in November.

Doug Pennington began a new position as unit manager at Safeco Insurance in December.

Damon and Kristine (Nixon) Kirk announce the birth of Annalise Kristine Victoria, on Dec. 23. She joins Jacob, 5, and Elijah, 3.

Mark Eager and his wife, Kristi, announce the birth of Kinsey Louisa, on May 14. She joins Juno, 5, and JoJo, 2.

Kristen Larson Gonzales has one year remaining of her family practice residency. She and her husband, Andrei, recently moved into their first home in Olympia, Wash.

Jodi (Lewison) Swigart and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Catherine Nadene, on Oct. 11. Catherine was baptized on Nov. 7, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore. Heidi Schilling '93 and Bonnie Block '93 are her godmothers. Jodi has taken a leave of absence from teaching middle school to be a full-time mom.

Laren Crawford and Julia Dryden were married on April 17, at the historic Swan's Trail chapel in Snohomish, Wash. Laren is a developer and Julia is a test engineer, both at Microsoft Corp.

Scott Welborn received a master of science in education degree in informational technology from Western Oregon University in August. He is currently teaching social studies and coaching in Fairbanks, Alaska. Naomi (Witham '95) Welborn was recently appointed to the position of registrar with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Beth Goode is back at Stanford University as the assistant director of student services in the athletic department. She works directly with athletes in financial aid, NCAA rules compliance and education, academic tracking, and athletic honors and awards. She previously worked in the athletic media relations office.

Stephanie (Lorenz) Yenne Stephanie (Lorenz) Yenne and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of Adrienne Claire, on July 26.

Eric Weberg and Jessica Ailshie were married on April 10, 1998, at Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, Wash. Karin Weberg '95, Kevin Weberg '90, and Nathan Shouse '93 were in the wedding party. Eric is a sales manager and Jessica is a marketing manager, both at Headsets Unlimited.

Jonathan Sansgaard is a student at Wartburg Seminary in Iowa. He plans to be a Lutheran pastor.

Kari Anderson was promoted to the position of regional director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). She is responsible for MDA offices in Alaska, Southwest Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

Heidi Worthen Gamble has a new position as director of Nativity House in Tacoma. Her husband, Jason, is on the staff of L'Arche in Tacoma. They were previously co-pastors in an Alaskan native village for two years.

Nancy (Hanson) Thorson and her husband, Eric, are living in Starbuck, Minn., for one year, where Eric is an intern pastor at Fron Lutheran Church and Nancy is working at a horse ranch correctional facility for girls.

Colleen Ann Deal recently accepted a job at the University of Washington. She is assisting in the recruitment of nurses for Harborview Medical Center.

Tasha Werkhoven and Sean Sullivan Tasha Werkhoven and Sean Sullivan were married on Aug. 14, in San Francisco. Kimberly (Malek) Harnish '93, Jennifer (Olson) Jones '93, Ann-Marie Hummel '89, '93, and Sarah (Rice) Reichle '90, '92, were in the wedding party. Tasha is an analyst at Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco and Sean is a sales associate at Franklin Templeton.

David Kelly and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of Kathryn Lynn, on Sept. 3.

Kirstin Jensen received a master of arts in education degree from PLU in August. She is now teaching at Enumclaw (Wash.) High School. Before entering the master's program she spent five years in the health and fitness field. Her positions included outdoor recreation leader for the River House Outdoor Program in Oregon, weight room coordinator for the North Seattle Family YMCA and fitness specialist for Virginia Mason Sports Medical Center.

Jenna (Kieft) Bloomquist Jena (Kieft) Bloomquist and her husband, Lance, announce the birth of Noah Gerrit, on July 11. Jena is a stay-at-home mom and Lance is a target maintenance technician.

Jenny (Michael) McGuire left Microsoft Corp. in 1996 to change career direction. She went to massage school and has been a licensed massage practitioner in private practice for two years.

Scott and Becka (Wilson) Thompson Scott and Becka (Wilson) Thompson announce the birth of Jack Christopher, on Sept 29. Scott is a financial analyst at Supervalu.

Kjell Thompsen and Isabelle Juillard '96 were married on July 17, in Saint Martin en Bresse, a town halfway between Dijon and Lyon, in the Burgundy wine country of France.

Kristin Hartwell and Douglas Schoonveld were married on Sept. 11, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Wash.

Kyle Stancato is self-employed in network marketing. His wife, Kristen Luthy '93, works in real estate.

Vern and Shelly (Lowney '95) Mills announce the birth of Jacob Bryan, on Nov. 11. Both Vern and Shelly are teachers.

Roy Dilley graduated from Renton (Wash.) Technical College with a certificate in band instrument repair in 1999. He now lives in the Chicago area and works as a technician for Karnes Music, a prominent Chicago-area music store. He has remained active as a performing musician while also collecting instruments and vintage furniture.

Pam Howard and Rolf Bloomquist are serving as Peace Corp volunteers in Suriname, South America. They began their service in August with three months of training and are now assigned to a village of 1,200 people, where they will serve for two years.

Kaia Forde and John DeBoer Kaia Forde DeBoer and John DeBoer '95 announce the birth of twins, Karl Alf and Trygve Martin, on Oct. 6. John is a commercial fisherman and Kaia is a stay-at-home mom.

Kim Petersen recently returned to the Pacific Northwest after spending three years in New Jersey and one year in Iowa. She is a data specialist in the research and evaluation department at Seattle Children's Home, a nonprofit organization.

Jana (Woodworth) Clevenger and her husband, Doug, announce the birth of Amanda Kirsten, on Aug. 5.

Shelby Heimbach was promoted to marketing manager at Mithun Partners Inc., an architectural firm, in May.

Stephanie Jo Wilson is a reading specialist and learning support teacher in the Port Angeles (Wash.) School District. Her article, "What Can Norm-Referenced Standardized Testing Tell Us About Educational Reform," was published in the Northwest Reading Journal. The journal is a joint endeavor of the Oregon Reading Association and the Washington Organization for Reading Development. Stephanie received her master of arts degree in literacy education from PLU in 1998.

Troy Helseth and Kimberly Rempfer '96 were married on Feb. 13, 1999, in Lodi, Calif. Adam Sturgill '92, Chris Murray '93, Paul Froude '94, Jason Thompson '93, Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young '93, and Kami (Moller) Hayes '95 were in the wedding party. The couple honeymooned in Las Vegas and plan to make their home in the Seattle area.

Kerri (Harten) Schroeder and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Brandon, on Jan. 22, 1999. Kerri accepted a position as vice president, credit products officer, at Bank of America, on Nov. 1.

Krista Sickert-Bush and her husband, Bill, bought their first home near Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Their cats, Zach and Xena, are enjoying their own new space to run around. kstickerbush@juno.com

SueAnn (Snyder) Turner SueAnn (Snyder) Turner and her husband, David, adopted Molly, 2, from China. She joins Tristan, 3.

Esther Chon is in the master's in nursing, family nurse practitioner program at the University of Washington. She also is working in the emergency room at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Esther moved to the Wallingford area of Seattle in August.

Lauren Laslie was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army, in September. She serves in the Army Nurse Corps and is stationed at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Ryan Evans and Karla Kuznia were married on Sept. 4, in Florian, Minn. Ryan is a pharmaceutical salesperson and Karla is a registered nurse.

Rudy Linterman and Kristi Twining were married on Sept. 18, in Wenatchee, Wash. Rudy is a research technician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and Kristi is a veterinarian technician.

Michele Tomseth spent her senior year at PLU in Oslo, Norway. After graduating she spent a second consecutive year in Norway, teaching English as a Second Language and "heimkunskap" on Byrknesoy Island, 1 hours north of Bergen. She will receive a master's in higher education administration with a focus on study abroad and international student advising from Oregon State University in June. Last summer she led an Elderhostel tour to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. After the tour she visited Per Christian Aas '92, his wife, Katja, and their daughter, Eva.

Alison Grande In January, Alison Grande was promoted to the position of weekend news reporter at Channel 7 KIRO TV in Seattle, where she also is a producer.

Annette Goldstein and Michael Mueller '99 were married on July 31, in Eugene, Ore. Annette is a first-grade bilingual teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and Michael is an eighth-grade teacher at Orchard Middle School, both in Wenatchee, Wash.

Jenna Edlund left Boeing Co. in June for a project management job at PACCAR Corporate Purchasing in Bellevue, Wash. She also completed a master in business administration degree in technology and innovation management at PLU, in December.

Henning Kilset Pedersen is a product consultant at Computer Associates in Norway.

Amy Skare and Kenneth Leland were married on Sept. 11, at Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton, Wash. Amy is a bridge engineer with the Washington state Department of Transportation and Kenneth is a structural engineer. Amy received a master of science in engineering degree from the University of Washington in June. Her emphasis was in structural engineering.

Corine Wilson was promoted to the position of program manager at Salishan Alliance for Community Services in July. She was previously the program coordinator.

Geoffrey Winfree is a clinical member of AAMFT and a Washington certified marriage and family therapist.

Andrea Farquhar has a new position as head softball coach at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Cynthia (Andrew) Bowman and her husband, Silas, live in Fort Hood, Texas, with their son, Andrew, 1. Silas is an executive officer with the U.S. Army Engineers.

Christian DeHart is the ESPN Internet Ventures' (EIV) West Coast advertising sales associate. EIV consists of ESPN.com, NFL.com, NBA.com and NASCAR online. ESPN.com is part of the Walt Disney Corporation's Go Network.

Veronica Emery and William Shakotko were married on Oct. 22. Trish Pass '98, Michelle (Price) Hawkins '96, and Joe '96 and Kori (Salisbury) '96 Paull attended the wedding. Veronica graduated from law school in May and is a first lieutenant, working as an attorney in the U.S. Army JAG Corps at Fort Stewart, Ga. Veronica and Bill live in Savannah, where Bill is completing a master's degree. emeryre@aol.com

Tamara Spencer and Jeremy Breste were married on Oct. 23, in Beaverton, Ore. Sonja Gall '97, Kim Baldwin '97, Cisco Walker '96, Jim Wellman '98, and Jed Reitz '98 were in the wedding party. Tamara is a learning specialist teacher in the Reynolds School District.

Eric Miles is an accountant at Moss Adams. He recently transferred to their Yakima, Wash., office from Tacoma.

Brandon Hardenbrook worked as an executive officer on the U.S. Army's first theater high-altitude area missile defense system and was recently named the assistant brigade training and operations officer at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Brandon is a first lieutenant.

Heidi Hamilton began working at IntegraTRAK, a database software company in Bellevue, Wash., in June. She previously taught math and science at Northwood Junior High in the Kent School District.

Terrill Parrish and Susan Fontenot were married on Dec. 4, in Lacey, Wash. Terrill is a millwright at Bull Berry Barrel Works Ltd., and Susan is the owner of Regalo, The Bead Store. They live in Utah.

Elisabeth Burkhalter and Marc Rosson were married on July 10 in Stanwood, Wash. Karen Rod '97, Sarah Schaffner '98 and Marian Burkhalter '01, were in the wedding party. Elisabeth teaches second grade in the Arlington School District and Marc is a computer applications manager with the Seattle Housing Authority.

Hillary Hunt was promoted to the position of legislative correspondent in the office of Senator Harry Reid, in January.

Joanna Kreis and Randy Jacobson Joanna Kreis and Randy Jacobson were married on Sept. 4, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Heidi Vantz '97 was the maid of honor, and Joanna's mother is Sandra Bowdish Kreis '65. Joanna is the director of youth and family at St. Mark's and Randy is a computer programmer.

Matthew Engelbert works for DMR Consulting Group in New York City. Last November he ran in the New York City marathon for the first time.

Nicole (Staba) and Sean '94 Dailor live in Louisiana, where Nicole is continuing her graduate education and working at a residential high school and Sean is in his first year of teaching high school math.

Joy Russell is a registered nurse with Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice in Shelton, Wash.

Brian Roper has a new position teaching history and English at Sequim High School. He is also the boys' varsity basketball coach. Before entering the master degree program at PLU, he taught history and physical education in the North Mason School District.

Diana Valley has a new position teaching math at Shelton High School. She was previously at South Kitsap High School.

Misty Banks is a teacher in the Puyallup (Wash.) School District.

Amy Costine and Kevin Purdy were married on Sept. 18 in Hillsboro, Ore. Kirsten (Lindquist) Lagomarsino '98, Dawn Gates '98, Ryan French '98, and Sarah Johnston '98 were in the wedding party. Amy is a human resource administrator at ESCO Corp., and Kevin is a human resource specialist at Renaissance Holdings Inc., in Beaverton, Ore.

MaryAnne (Hoppe) Hess and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of Jordan Anne, on July 29. MaryAnne worked for State of Oregon Social Services, Child Protective Services, until the birth of her daughter.

Kelley Minty is a news anchor and reporter at KOTI-TV in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Aimee Andrews and Joshua Requa '96 were married on July 17, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. Aimee is a teacher in the Burlington-Edison School District in Burlington, Wash., and Joshua is a mechanical engineer.

Heidi Stout was promoted to the position of county bureau chief of the Kitsap (Wash.) Newspaper Group, a division of Sound Publishing, in August. She also covers statewide and regional issues as a reporter. Heidi was previously a reporter with the Port Orchard Independent.

Robin (Nance) Shultis plans to begin the master of arts in education program at PLU this summer. Her husband, Peter, has been the pastor at Black Diamond (Wash.) Presbyterian Church for 14 years.

Julie Kennedy will complete a master degree in public administration and a master of science degree in the administration of justice at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State Unversity in May.

Eric Woodyard left for Paraguay, South America, as an agroforestry volunteer in the Peace Corps on Sept. 21. Besides using his Spanish skills he also will be learning the indigenous Guarani language. Eric will work with the local farmers in the rural areas of the Chaco for the next two years. myersd@jps.net or write: Eric Woodyard, PCT, Cuerpo de paz, Chaco Boreal, 162 c/Mcal. Lopez, Asuncion 1580, Paraguay, South America.

In Memoriam

Ruby (Loreen) Hoines died on Dec. 13.

Mary Skrivanich died on Dec. 6.

Roy Larson died on Oct. 31.

Harold Fosso died on Oct. 12.

Mae Couch died on Oct. 31.

Lee Davis died on Sept. 25.

Marjorie Woodhead died on Sept. 19.

Lynn Pettit died in November.

James Lee died on Sept. 23.

Nancy Meader died on Oct. 22.

Faculty and Friends
Rev. Siegfried Siefkes, a former member of the PLU Board of Regents, died on Oct. 16.

Dr. Jesse Nolph, associate professor of psychology at PLU, died on Nov. 12. Professor Nolph came to PLU in 1968 and, in over 30 years, he never missed a day of teaching. He received his B.A. from George Washington University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University on a Woodrow Wilson Scholarship.

Hannah Roe died on Dec. 12. She is survived by her husband, retired PLU Professor Kelmer Roe.

Mabel Holmquist McCune died on July 22. Mabel was a housemother in PLU's Stuen Hall during the 1960s. She is survived by her seven children -- Paul '60, Mary, Carl, Ray, Ruth, Jon, and David '66; 23 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Kris Grinnell began serving as an agroforestry volunteer with the Peace Corps in September. He will be in Haiti for 27 months, working to help increase forest acreage, tree production and the safe use of pesticides.

Katie Fiedler is a teacher in the Teton School District and a volunteer ski patrol member at Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Driggs, Idaho.

Lance Kenmore and Karen Leikem '98 were married on Aug. 1 at Gray Gables in Milwaukie, Ore. Alyssa Fishback '98, Brad Busick '99, Erin Sanesi '98, Corinne Lay '99, Marc Smith '99, John Ells '99, and Dave Raney '99 were in the wedding party. Karen is a graphic designer at WinSome Design in Richland, Wash., and Lance, a farmer, works at Kenmore Custom Farming in Pasco, Wash.

Bryan Elkins and Katrina Anderson '98 were married on Aug. 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Ileen Kvale '98 and Phuong Thai '98 were in the wedding. Katrina is a marketing analyst at Student Loan Finance Association in Seattle, and Bryan is a projects engineer with Pacific Land Design in Seattle.

Ann Cordts Ann Cordts recently joined Hamilton/Saunderson of Seattle as an assistant account manager. She will assist the team in media and public relations on accounts such as Mulvanny Architects, Ravensforge, and the Marysville Strawberry Festival. Hamilton/Saunderson is a public relations and marketing firm.

John Burch returned to his home state of Kentucky in December 1998, after an absence of 34 years and married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Murphy, in June. John is retired from the U.S. Army and Elizabeth is retired from nursing. John is now seeking academic employment.

Angela O'Brien is the interim marketing manager at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma.

Heather Woodall is a teacher at Meeker Elementary School in the Puyallup (Wash.) School District. She works with first-grade reading students and also is a resource teacher for grades 1-6.

Sanna Olson is enjoying her work with handicapped and developmentally disabled children.

Curt Hammock is pursuing a juris doctorate and a master of arts in mass communications at Drake University in Iowa. He anticipates practicing Internet-related law.

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