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Class Notes

Class reunions will be held for 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1996 during Homecoming 2001, October 12-14. If you would like to serve on your class reunion committee or would like information about your reunion please contact your reunion class representative(s).

1932, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, In Memoriam


1932
Grace (Holte) Olson died on Jan. 26. Grace was married to Emil Olson in 1933. They had three children. She enjoyed many activities and loved reading. She was an accomplished pianist and played the chapel pipe organ while at PLU. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon and volunteered her sewing skills to the church quilting circle. She also volunteered nearly 14,000 hours making baby quilts and embroidered pillowcases for the hospital guild. She was preceded in death by her husband; and survived by her daughter, Arlene; sons, Ernie and Peter; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


1941
Hazel (Roti) Johnson died on May 3. She taught in the Tacoma School District for 27 years. She also attended Multnomah Bible School, sang in the choir and taught the Women’s Bible Guild at First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Carl; two sons, Paul and Lloyd; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and her brother, Lloyd Roti ’35.


1942
Alice (Ford) Pflueger Tingstrom died on May 25 after battling cancer. She taught school for nine years in Tacoma before marrying Dr. Jesse P. Pflueger ’37, in 1948. They moved to Ephrata, Wash., where they lived until 1979, when they retired to Grayland, Wash. Following Jesse’s death in 1982, Alice married Harold Tingstrom in 1984 and moved to Tacoma. After Harold’s death in 1994, Alice moved near her daughters in Moses Lake and Spokane, Wash. Alice was a member of the Ephrata School Board and an avid gardener. She also enjoyed sewing quilts for Lutheran World Relief, entertaining friends and traveling. She is survived by her daughters, Priscilla (Kevan) Smith and Naomi (Jon) Lungstrom; and six grandchildren.


1947
Karl and Lois (Robertson ’46) Olsen celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17.


1950
Calvin and Julie (Johnson ‘52) Watness celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 18. They spent February and March in Indio, Calif. They also visited PLU roommates, Ed “Speed” Kenworthy ‘51, in Tucson, Ariz.; and Pete ‘50 and Beth (Gottwald ’50) Peterson in San Luis Obispo, Calif.


1951
Ernest Randolph died on June 20. Before attending PLU, Ernie served in the South Pacific during WWII. After graduating from PLU, he attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating in 1956, and served with the U.S. Public Health Service in Norfolk, Va. When he returned to Washington, he entered private practice at the Parkland Clinic and Spanaway offices. During his 37 years of practice, he served on several hospital boards in Tacoma, including a term as president of staff at the former Doctor’s Hospital. Ernie was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Charlotte; daughter, Paula; sons, Philip and Tim; and two grandchildren.


1952
Dolores (Johnson) Lobeda died on April 13. Her many interests included the family beach place on Fox Island, volunteering at Evergreen Elementary in University Place, Wash., involvement in her church and improving her ability to speak Swedish with a group of friends. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth ’50; daughters, Lynn Swanson and LeAnn Peterson; and five grandchildren.


1954
Gloria Keller retired from nursing in 1995. She has 14 grandchildren. Gloria still stays in contact with Lu Vig Edwards ‘54, Delora Johnson Olivers ’54 and Charky Brandt Nordling ‘54.


1956
Jeanette Howe retired after 44 years in the medical technology field in September 2000. She was most recently at Cedar Medical Lab, associated with Multicare, in Tacoma.


1957
Yvonne Deitz tutors high school students and gives violin lessons while enjoying her retirement.


1958
Betty Keller Louis Spry was inducted into the Amateur Baseball Umpires Association Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 6. He was on the NCAA national office staff for 32 years before retiring in 1999. He began his work with college baseball in 1967 as media coordinator for the College World Series (CWA). From 1972-79, he was the staff administrator in charge of the CWA for the NCAA and since 1981 has been the official scorer. He also served as a Division I regional tournament manager since 1992, the position that put him in charge of umpires.

Betty (Toepke) Keller was named Teacher of the Year for the Spokane, Wash., area, shortly before her retirement. Betty and her husband, Bob ’55, moved to Gig Harbor, Wash., following his retire-ment after serving three terms as bishop of the Eastern Washington-Idaho ELCA Synod. They are enjoying being closer to their children and grandchildren, and having time to travel together. Recent trips include Africa, China, and Greece.


1959
Al and Hildred (Hansen ‘60) Dungan moved to Eden Prairie, Minn., where Hildred was transferred to the Lutheran Brotherhood home office.


1962
Chris Halvorson retired from his career as a urologist in 1995. After PLU, he attended the University of Washington where he received his medical degree and the University of Oklahoma where he served his residency in urology. Chris was also a flight surgeon with the U.S. Navy.

Christie Miller has a new grandchild, Jackson Paul Scott, born on May 26 to Jeff ’93 and Britt ’95 (Miller) Scott.

Margie (Quick) Stensen retired after 11 years as a paraeducator at Collins High School in the White River School District in Buckley, Wash.


1966
Linda Salatiello serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Council of Churches, representing the ELCA-NES. Her husband, Tom, is serving his fifth term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In May, their son, Christopher, graduated with honors from Clark University, Worchester, Mass., with a degree in philosophy.


1968
Steven Ufer, a chemistry teacher and department chair at Washington High School in Tacoma, was honored June 26 with the Northwestern Regional High School Chemistry Teach-ing Award from the American Chemical Society.

Steve Wright retired from his position as associate superintendent of the Hockinson School District in Battleground, Wash., in June. He began his career in 1968, teaching seventh and eighth grade at Hockinson Middle School.

Cheryl (Remley) Mogensen and her husband, Ronald, recently moved to Manchester, Wash. They are seeking intentional simplicity in their lives. During the summer, they joined the Peace Lutheran Gospel Choir on a mission trip to Alaska aboard the ship, The Christian, to bring the gospel through word and song to villages along the coast.

Dennis Flath and his wife, Helen, are proud grandparents to four grandchildren, Nicholas, 10, Marissa, 4, Erika, 3, and Michael, 1.


1969
Paul Dessen retired in July 2000 after 31 years of teaching. He continues to coach and volunteer in the schools and his church community.

Ronald C. Johnson died on April 29. After PLU Ronald went to Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He served his family practice residency in Galveston, Texas and then went into private family practice in Puyallup. Ron contributed to his community and supported Helping Hand House in Puyallup. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Puyallup. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Richards) ‘68; daughter, Sasha; and sons, Samuel and Soren.


1970
Julie (Taylor) Aageson has a new position as coordinator of Lutheran resource centers for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She works with the Department for Synodical Relations and the Division for Congregational Ministries in Chicago to help support the work of 71 Lutheran resource centers across the ELCA. Julie and her husband, Jim ’70, live in Moorhead, Minn., where Jim is a professor of religion at Concordia College—Moorhead.


1971
In April, Pattie Cowell was appointed University Distinguished Teaching Scholar for her innovative teaching and research projects at Colorado State University. Pattie is professor and chairwoman of the English department, and has been at CSU since 1977. She has served as chairwoman of the Women’s Studies program, acting assistant dean of the Graduate School and acting associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. As part of the Scholars program, Pattie is working with the Of-fice for Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs to coordinate teams of students who will experience real-world literary endeavors in the community.

Donald Monta is the director of the Bureau of Legal Affairs, Family Independence Agency for the State of Michigan. The agency has 12,000 employees.

Michael Neils was elected Bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA in June. He and his wife, Cheryl (Frydenlund) ’71, live in Phoenix with their two children, Mary and Matthew.

Marcia Anderson is the head of museum collections and chief curator for the Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota’s oldest institution and one of the largest state historical societies in the country. It operates at 18 sites throughout the state. The collection includes 1.4 million archaeological items; 250,000 arti-facts; 550,000 books; 250,000 photographs; 37,000 maps; 5,500 paintings, prints, and drawings; 38,000 cubic feet of manuscripts; and 45,000 cubic feet of governmental records. She is also the curator of the American Indian and Arts & Crafts material culture collections. Marcia received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Crafts Council and was a con-tributing author to “Minnesota 1900: Art and Life on the Upper Mississippi, 1890-1915,” (1994). The book included the essay, “Art for Life’s Sake: The Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis.” In 1994, Marcia received the Decorative Arts Society’s Charles F. Montgomery Award for the most outstanding first major publication by a scholar in the field of American decorative arts.


1972
James and Linda (Gray) Puttler’s oldest daughter, Krista, graduated with honors in English writing from Northwestern University in June. Their youngest daughter, Mai-Britt, is a freshman at the University of Washington.

Gerd-Inger (Gigi Gregersen) and Mark ’75 McDougall moved to Taipei, Taiwan to work at the Taipei American School. Mark is the elementary principal and Gerd-Inger teaches high school. They have been working in international schools for 20 years, including Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Indonesia. Their older daughter, Heather Liv ’97, worked as a social worker for two years and then as an admissions counselor at PLU for two years. She is now pursuing her master’s degree at Columbia University in New York City. Their younger daughter, Annelise, is a sophomore at PLU. Mark and Gerd-Inger welcome visits from PLU alumni who are traveling through or living in the Taipei area.


1973
After PLU, Ivy Schwartz earned a master of science degree in education and taught high school for four years. She then went to dental school and specialized in prosthodontics. She has been on the dental school faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for 17 years.

Doug Robinson was unanimously appointed district court judge by Whitman County (Wash.) commissioners in January. He previously served as a superior court defense attorney and as judge of the Colfax Municipal Court. After PLU, Doug attended law school at Gonzaga University, and then served five years in the Judge Advocate General Office of the Air Force.


1975
Mimi (Mogck) Tiderman earned certification as an early adolescence generalist, and became one of only 66 teachers in Washington State to gain national board certification. She lives in Port Angeles with her husband, Bill, and two sons, Bret and Danny.

Larry Walsh completed his school administrator certification and is employed as an assistant principal at Hoquiam (Wash.) High School. His wife, Gail, is a self-employed journalist and public relations specialist, and recently published her first novel.


1976
Steven Dornfeld has a new position as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He moved to Bonners Ferry on Oct. 1, 2000, after serving 15 years as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Casper, Wyo.

Katherine (Johnson) Mattingly received the Disney American Teacher Award for the year 2000. She was one of 33 recipients in the U.S.

Betty Lott recently celebrated 25 years of service as a state worker, which has included the State Library, Department of Licensing, Department of Transportation, Gambling Commission and the Department of Labor where she is currently a worker’s compensation claim manager. She lives in Tumwater, Wash., with her son, James, 17. In 2000, they enjoyed the opportunity to travel to England and Ireland. She enjoys skiing, bowling, hiking and Mariners baseball. She recently began studying Spanish.


1977
Martha (Miller) Ward now leads the Wells Fargo Corporate Municipal Trust area. Steve Ward ’76 continues to teach fourth grade at Breck School. Their son, Nick, is a freshman at Swarthmore College in Penn-sylvania, and their daughter, Joanna, celebrates getting her driver’s license.

Cindy Klettke traveled to Moldova with Northwest Medical Team International for two weeks in May. The team set up a family practice clinic in the capital city and Cindy was the pharmacist.

Paul Olsen accepted a call as pastor- developer at Tree of Life Lutheran Church in the Provo/Orem area of Utah, a mission congregation of the ELCA. He previously worked in interim pastoral ministry in the Rocky Mountain Synod for six years.


1978
Bruce Neswick recently played organ recitals in Los Angeles, Akron, Ohio (at Trinity Lutheran Church), Madison, Wis., and Roanoke, Va. In March, he was the guest organist for a service celebrating the closer communion of the Lutheran Episcopal churches held at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, S.C. In addition, he conducted the recent annual Boy Choir Festival at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y., as well as two March performances of Britten’s chancel opera, “Noye’s Fluke,” at Washington Cathedral, where Bruce serves as the assistant organist-choirmaster of the Girl Choristers. The Girl Choristers recently released their second CD on the Pro Organo label, and Bruce has had several organ and choral works recently published by Paracalete and Selah presses. Bruce is now at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Ga.


1980
Robert Rodgers, senior executive officer at St. James Healthcare in Butte, Mont., advanced to fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society represent-ing nearly 30,000 health care executives. To obtain fellow status, affiliates must demonstrate their education, experience and leadership in the healthcare field over a period of years. Only 3,000 healthcare executives in the country have earned the designation.

Gary Wilson ’80, ’84, has a new position as principal at Lochburn Middle School in the Clover Park School District in Lakewood, Wash. Gary has been in the Clover Park School District for many years and has served as principal at Park Lodge, Oakwood, Tillicum, Heartwood and Parkway elementary schools.


1982
Debra (Eastman) Hudson completed a master’s degree in early childhood special education at PLU in 1998. She is in the process of applying to a university with a doctorate program in educational psy-chology. Linda (Erickson) Hagge and her husband, Mel, announce their adoption of Max Linden, from Tambov, Russia. He was born on Oct. 16, 1999, and joined the Hagge family including Mark, 10, and Laurel, 4, on June 14.


1983
Joanna Robinson Neuberger is the pastoral counselor in residence for the Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA. She gives counsel and spiritual direction to individuals, couples, and families out of her office at United Lutheran Church in Tacoma.

Kris Geldaker died suddenly on March 20 of an aortic dissection. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sharon (Hansen ’84), and daughters, Katie Hope, 14 and Marta Grace, 11. They continue to reside in Ketchikan, Alaska, where Kris was vice president of Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska and they are members of First Lutheran Church. Memories of Kris are being collected for his daughters at AKGeldaker@aol.com.

Scott Herfindahl was promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Serta Mattress Company. Scott lives in Fairfield, Calif., with his wife, Teresa, and their daughter, Lauren, 5.


1984
John Neeb and his wife, Michelle, announce the birth of Emma Louise, on April 26.

Michael Ronning is the pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Willingboro, N.J. His wife, Christy, is a liturgical dance teacher. Their daughter, Marit is 2.

Eric Rizer announces the birth of his daughter, Rebekah Nairn, on Sept. 23, 2000.

David Olson Randy Olson and his wife, Barbara, announce the birth of David, on Dec. 20. He joins Angela, 2. The family now lives in Bend, Ore., and is enjoying the exploration of their new surroundings.





1985
Maria (Schweizer) Duffus and her husband, Joseph, announce the birth of Adam, on April 18. He joins Daniel, 4.

Connie (Eliason ’85, ’88) Miller died on June 4 after a six-week battle with leukemia. Connie grew up in Parkland and graduated from Washington High School. After PLU, she began a 16-year career in education, as a sixth grade teacher, in the Puyallup School District. She returned to PLU in 1988 to complete a master’s degree in administration. Most recently, she served as the principal of Firgrove Elementary. Connie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 but remained active in the community, her church, and as an administrator throughout her treatment. She also became active in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. Connie is survived by her husband of 12 years, Mark ’88; two children, Bryce and Marissa; her parents, Iver ’55 and Camille ’59 (Emerson) Eliason; brother, Kevin Eliason ’89; Mark’s parents, Marlen (faculty) and Ann ’86 (Larson) Miller; and Mark’s brother, Brent Miller ’90.

Todd Kinkel, his wife, Kim, and their four children, Kailan, 12, Makena, 9, Hayden, 7, and Reid, 4, are moving to Haymarket, Va. Todd is a U.S. Secret Service (USSS) agent and was transferred to Washington D.C. He will be there for the next seven years working at the USSS headquarters and on a permanent USSS protection detail.
toddkinkel@msn.com

Sandra (Ruch) Holahan is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Brandywine Pediatrics in Wilmington, Del. She and her husband, Stephen, have three children, Julia, 7, Scott, 6, and John, 3.

John Scheibe began a new position as chief information officer at The Staubach Company in April. He lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Chris, and son, Matthew, 4.


1986
David and Kendra (Ruud) Mills have two children, Dallas, 6 and Haley, 3. David is a lead tech writer at Microsoft.

Erika Paduano-Karch opened a counseling service in Raymond, Wash., in November. She is a certified marriage and family therapist and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

LeAnne (Williamson) Kolb and her husband, Todd, announce the birth of Katherine Grace, on Jan. 29. She joins Caroline Renee, 3.


1987
Monica (Hruschka) Harcken and her husband, Christian, announce the birth of Elena Elisabeth, on Jan. 29. She joins Maren, 4 and Bettina, 2. Monica is a homemaker.

Crystal (Woods) Tully and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Andrea Katharine, on Nov. 11. She joins Brendan, 7 and Ronan, 4. Crystal is a stay-at-home mom and Mark works in property investment.

Carrie Benson is the executive administrator and office manager at Benson Associates, LLC, in Portland, Ore. She was previously an investment liaison and mutual fund trader at US Bank from 1992-1997. Carrie is also working on a master’s degree in organizational management that will be completed in May 2002.

Carol (Zitzewitz) Lidberg has won an eight-month battle with breast cancer that included chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Her current good health is proof positive that early detection is critical to fighting this disease. She has been supported by her husband of two years, Steve, a research analyst at Pacific Crest Securities. Steve and Carol live in Portland, Ore., where Carol is a sales consultant for Ford Graphics.

Richard and Ashlyn (Flanders) Arnold moved back to Tacoma after Rich completed a master’s of divinity degree at Multnomah Bible Seminary in Portland, Ore. Rich is now the manager of messaging and collaboration for Illuminet in Lacey.

Rita (Picinich) Stene and her husband, Dan, announce the birth of Dani Olivia, on June 7.


1988
Steve and Lisa (Grass ’89) McCullough announce the birth of Anna, on Jan. 14. She joins Ellie, 6, Aaron, 4, and Emily, 2. Lisa is helping to develop a new MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program in the Republic/Curlew (Wash.) area and is home-schooling the children. Steve finished his program for administration certification and accepted a job as principal in the Curlew School District.

Darrell and Amy (Little) Besel announce the birth of Roslynn Gerene, on Feb. 20. She joins Marlee Jay, 4. Both of the girls were home births. Darrell and Amy also celebrated their 13 th wedding anniversary in June. Amy is a clinical supervisor and has been with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in Olympia, serving the chronically mentally ill, for 10 years.

Greg (’88) and Jennifer (Ander-son ’90) Hermsmeyer announce the birth of Nathan William, on March 6. He joins Katherine Grace, 4. Greg is a major in the USAF. In July, they moved to Newport, R.I., where Greg attends the Naval War College. He was previously at the Air Mobility Warfare Center in Fort Dix, N.J., where they moved after living in Europe for five years. Jennifer is a homemaker.

Debbie McLeod was named executive vice president and retail banking executive for Cascade Bank in Everett, Wash. Before joining Cascade Bank, she was a regional vice president and manager at Bank of America.

Paul and Ann (Garrity) Tracey announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona Rose, on March 15.

Edwin Dierdorff graduated with an associate’s degree in information technology, technical support and received a certificate of achievement as a microcomputer specialist from Bellevue Community College in 2000.

Karen (Auestad) Keenan and her husband, Eric, announce the birth of Jenna Christine, on Feb. 13. She joins Bethany, 2.

Marty Murray is the sole proprietor of Murray Medical-Legal. A RN and BSN, she is nationally certified as a CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) and LNCC (Legal Nurse Consultant, Certified). She works as a legal nurse consultant for attorneys and risk management consultant to hospitals and physician offices.


1989
Beth Vorderstrasse received a Ph.D. in toxicology from Oregon State University in June 2000. Beth has a post-doctoral assistantship in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Eric works for the Institute of Biological Chemistry, both at Washington State University. They live in Pullman.

Bart Tilly and his wife, Coreen, have moved back to Wenatchee, Wash., with their three native California sons. With both of their fami-lies in Wenatchee, they credit the lure of free babysitting. They were previously in the Los Angeles area for 12 years. Bart is building the Pacific Northwest practice for CollabNet while Coreen is a full time mother. They look forward to rekindling their Washington friendships.

Darin and Shannon (Roberts) Dollemore announce the birth of Shayla Lee, on March 13. She joins Shelby, 3.

Maria (Knapton) Oehling and her husband, Eric, recently adopted Neiko Dominic, born on March 5.

Brandi (Larson) Waters and her husband, Eric, announce the birth of Grace Anne, on June 12. She joins Emily Gerard, 3. Brandi is a homemaker. She worked for the Washington State Department of Corrections until the birth of Emily in 1998. Eric is a lieutenant firefighter and emergency medical technician.

Brendan and Kelly (Mickelsen ’89, ‘91) Rorem announce the birth of Annelise Kristine, on Feb. 7. She joins Kathryn, 5, and Alison, 3. Brendan has a new position as director of business and technology development at Western Wireless Corporation in Bellevue.


1990
Nathan and Brynna Maxwell Steve and Kim (Berg) Maxwell announce the birth of twins, Nathan and Brynna, on Aug. 29.

Kimberly (Labes) and Joseph ’92 King announce the birth of James Joseph, on Jan. 30. He joins Katrina, 2.

Dave Berg and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of Haley, on March 28. She joins Nicholas, 2. Dave also has a new job as director of on-air promotion for E! Entertainment TV in Los Angeles. He was previously the senior writer-producer at Cartoon Network in Atlanta for five years.

John Hatley has a new position as a loan officer at First Horizon Home Loans in Lynnwood, Wash. He was previously at Ameriquest Mortgage Company for five years. He and his wife, Francine, recently bought a new home in Marysville, Wash.
jhatley@fhhlc.com

Nikki Poppen-Eagan spent the fall semester in Florence, Italy teaching two courses: Intercultural Communications and Florence the City, for 60 Washington State Community College students. Her husband, Scott Eagan ’95, and son, Rowan, accompanied her on the trip. Scott recently had his first book, “Pulpit to Poem, Grandfather to Grandson,” published.

Kim (Mangold ’90, ‘94) Townley and her husband, Bryan, announce the birth of Hannah Renee, on April 7.

Robert Vogelsang accepted a promotion with Washington Mutual Business Banking and moved to the Seattle office. On April 1, he became a vice president and certified cash manager in Treasury Management Services. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Snohomish, Wash. They were previously in Portland, Ore.

Alec Thomas Taylor Tom and Karen (Erickson ’91) Taylor announce the birth of Alec Thomas, on April 9.

Teresa (Hebert) Gallaher and her husband, Chad, announce the birth of Alexandra, on Feb. 19, 2000. Teresa is a mortgage broker at Residential Mortgage Concepts in Seattle and Chad is a credit manager.

Joy (Nickel) Gehlen and her husband, Steven, announce the birth of Julia Marie, on April 29. She joins David, 4.

April Overstreet has a new position as assistant professor of Spanish at Willamette University in Salem, Ore. She was previously in Massachusetts. John Hatley is a loan officer at First Horizon Home Loans in Lynnwood, Wash. He lives in Marysville with his wife, Francine, and three sons, John, 10, James, 8, and David, 4.
www.firsthorizonusa.com/jackhatley

Holly Thorpe and Derek Sontz were married on May 26 at Six Cone Farm, owned by Derek’s sister, in Darnestown, Md. Holly and Derek met at the Lazy Lizard Hostel in Moab, Utah where they were both traveling. Holly is a social worker in the Head Start program in the Loudoun County Public School system and Derek teaches Cisco networking. They live at Six Cone Farm.

Kristi Gorud and Ken Waldal were married on Dec. 30 at First Lutheran Church in Seattle. Kristi is a registered nurse and Ken is a student in the landscape architecture program at Washington State University.

Skibiel Family John and Angie (Miller ’91) Skibiel announce the birth of Olivia Rose, on April 6. She joins Madison Ashley, 5, and Danielle Marie, 3. John continues to practice dentistry in the Mill Creek, Wash., area and enjoys having PLU alumni and Lute football friends as patients.
jski.aski@verizon.net

Michael Welk and some colleagues from Key Asset Management started a Tacoma office for the Seattle based Laird Norton Financial Group. They will provide trust and investment management services for high net worth individuals in the South Puget Sound area. Michael was at Key Asset Management for 10 years.

Karen (Atkin) Vaver received a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington on June 8. She is a teacher in the University Place (Wash.) School District.


1991
Sieg and Kelly Johnson announce the birth of twins, Annaliese Grace and Sven Eric, on Nov. 17. They join Siri, 5 and Gunnar, 2.

Scott and Julie (Vraspir) Sager announce the birth of Madeline Nicole, on Nov. 5. She joins Nathaniel Douglas, 4. Julie teaches Kindermusik classes for young children, part time out of their home. The rest of the time she is a full-time mother. Scott is the regional manager of Western Montana for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Tiffany (Heidt) Huffine and her husband, Cory, are in the Master’s in nursing program at the University of Southern Maine. They will graduate in May 2003 as family nurse practitioners. Eric Olson and his wife, Anne, have one child, Mari Ruth, 1. Eric works at Nordstrom.

Eric Knutsen was promoted to department coordinator at Hope Valley College in Derbyshire, England, where he has been teaching for one-and- a-half years. He is also studying toward an MSc in Multimedia Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Tara Shadduck ‘91 is the antique print director at Davidson Galleries in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Her husband, Steve Wangen ’90, is a naturopathic doctor in Bothell, Wash.

Gina (Grass ’91, ‘96) and Kevin ’90 Weberg announce the birth of Trevor Patrick, on May 18. He joins Laurel, 2.


1992
Jordi Yokers was working in Switzerland until June. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She received a master’s of divinity degree from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in June 2000.

Carmen Hauck received a master’s of education degree with certification to teach high school biology in May. She plans to stay in the Missoula, Mont., area and is working as a tutor for the school district.

Stephen Kilbreath and Amy Meyer Stephen Kilbreath and Amy Meyer were married on Dec. 16 at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Stephen now works for the Ackerley Group as morning show co-host at KUBE-FM.

Jan (Korver) Wolsleben and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of Fianna Ruth, on Dec. 6. Jan ended her six-year term of service in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in July 2000.

Kaylea (Kersten) Gardner teaches at Trillium Family Services in a therapeutic school for emotionally disturbed girls and boys. She lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband, David.

Susie (Graybeal) Burns and her husband, Marc, announce the birth of Amanda, on Aug. 21, 2000. Susie is the marketing programs manager at Cisco Systems.

Timmothy Stephan and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of Annika, on May 24. In August, Timmothy began a new position as an agent with State Farm Insurance in Anchorage.

Brian Aust and his wife, announce the birth of Eliot, on May 5. Brian is an attorney at Guyton Law Office in St. Paul, Minn.

Bill ’90 and Kaaren (Goeller) Bloom announce the birth of Ava, on March 29.

Emma Lee Feeney Bill and Sheri (Noah) Feeney announce the birth of Emma Lee, on May 24. She joins Claire, 3, and Isaac, 2. Bill is a production underwriter for Philadelphia Insurance Company in Seattle and Sheri is a homemaker.



1993
Krista Busenius and Gregg Beavers were married on June 24, 2000 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek, Calif. Kelly (Hoeckleburg ’93) Young and Jayne (McNutt ’93) Leighty read the lessons. Krista is the senior loan adviser for Western Bank in Tacoma and Gregg is the regional vice president for auditing with Key Bank in Tacoma. They live in Puyallup.

Cheryl Brost is the new girls’ head soccer coach at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore.

Wendy Kritsky is a physical therapist for stroke patients at Rehab Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn.

William Kiser, captain in the U.S. Navy, assumed command of the Naval Hospital in Guam last February. Before PLU, William earned a bachelor of science degree from Abilene Christian University in 1975 and a medical doctorate from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1978.

Dana Louise Cebull Amy Nance Cebull and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Dana Louise, on April 27.

Hengmo McCall is serving in the U.S. Army at the Vilseck Health Clinic at Vilseck-Grafenwoehr Military Community in Germany. She has been on active duty for one year.

Brian and Erika (Evans) Flattum announce the birth of Ally Nicole, on May 22. She joins Jared Tyler, 3. Brian is the senior director of youth programs at the Mel Korum YMCA in Puyallup, and Erika is a distribution channel analyst at Western Wireless Corporation in Bellevue.

Kari Anderson is the new executive director for the American Heart Association in Tacoma.

Catherine (Johnson) Mulhall graduated from Catholic University’s Master of Social Work program with honors in May. She is a psychotherapist affiliated with the Santé Group in Silver Spring, Md.

Brad and Molly (Tvedt) Uhlenhoff adopted Sophia Grace, 3, and Elisabeth Annaliese, 2, in January. They join Madison, 9, and Alaina, 2. Brad is employed at Hewlett Packard and Molly stays busy at home with the girls.

Jackson Paul Scott Jeff and Britt (Miller ’95) Scott announce the birth of Jackson Paul, on May 26. Jackson was baptized on June 17 at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Pastor John Vaswig ’80 officiated. His Godparents are Toby ’93 and Kirstan (Leatha ’94) Tobin and Mark ’88 and Lori (Scott ’90) Schmidt.


1994
Gina (Procopio) Remington graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in May. She is in the accelerated family practice residency program at Creighton University. She looks forward to completing her residency in two years.

Allison (Svingen) Connor and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of Emma, on March 6. She joins Jackson, 3. Allison is a freelance graphic designer.

Anjanette (Knapp) Steer and her husband, Zach, are the new owners of the Sheep Mountain Lodge in Palmer, Alaska. The lodge has 10 guest cabins and offers hiking and wildlife viewing. Maggie spends time doing natural history interpretation.

Jimmy Grierson graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in June. He is working at the Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.

Cathy Farmer received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1999. She recently accepted the position of director of planning and analysis in the pulp, paper and packaging division at Weyerhaeuser.

Zachary Austin Fuller Mike and Erin (Koster ‘95) Fuller announce the birth of Zachary Austin, on May 7.

Kurt and Stacia (Gaston) Wallitner announce the birth of Carson Scott, on April 12. He joins Keegan Jon, 2. Kurt is a graphic designer at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Seattle and Stacia owns back2back design studio in Port Orchard.

Robert Church is attending the University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson, where he lives with his wife, Jana, a pharmacist.


1995
Scott Eagan recently had his first book, “Pulpit to Poem, Grandfather to Grandson,” published.

Madison Mabel Ann Egan Chris and Melanie (Phair) Egan announce the birth of Madison Mabel Ann, on Nov. 6. Melanie is a teacher at Hilltop Elementary School in Puyallup and Chris is a sports reporter, producer and anchor at Northwest Cable News in Seattle.

Brett Stevenson and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the birth of Ashley Marie, on April 14.

Bethany Graham and Christopher Laws were married on May 29 in Seeley Lake, Mont. Michelle (Osborn ’95) Neeb was a bridesmaid. They moved to San Francisco where Bethany is a judicial law clerk for Judge James Browning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Christopher is a representative for Pyramid Brewing. Next year, they plan to move to Portland, Ore., where Bethany will be working as a litigation associate at the law firm of Perkins Coie.

Erin Deegan is a short-term mission coordinator at Operation Mobilization, an international, non-denominational, Christian mission organization. She serves in the USA office in Atlanta, Ga.

Heather Overman died on June 5 of gastric cancer. Heather graduated from PLU with degrees in pre-law and history but decided to start her own business, Lawn Ladies, instead of going to law school. She was also the assistant coach for women’s fastpitch at Highline Community College. In 1999 she applied and was accepted for a job as a firefighter in the Tacoma Fire Department. She was assigned to fire station No. 15 where she worked to become a full-fledged firefighter, completing her probation on March 1, despite her illness. Heather is survived by her mother and father, a sister, a stepbrother and a stepsister.

Esther Chon received a master of nursing degree in the family nurse practitioners program at the University of Washington in June. She accepted a part-time teaching position with North Seattle Community College as a clinical faculty instructor. Esther continues to work in the emergency department as a registered nurse.

Scott Jensen and Jill Janke ‘99 were married on July 7. They live in Arizona where Scott is a financial analyst.

Rodney Van Andel and Mindy Franklin were married on July 7. They met in Milwaukee, Wis., where Rodney is a resident physician at St. Michael Hospital and Mindy is a social worker at Evangelical Child and Family Agency. Mindy is from Longview, Texas.

Brian Pochert and Mary Zylstra ’98 announce the birth of Meghan Grace, on March 26. She joins Gavin, 3. Brian is a police officer in Kennewick, Wash.


1996
AnneMarie Sorenson and Yoel Santos were married on July 22, 2000 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. AnneMarie is an ESL teacher and migrant home visitor for the Ellensburg (Wash.) School District and Yoel is an interpreter. They mourn the loss of their first child, Soren Yoel, who died on Jan. 4.

In February, Rod Nash and his wife, Mindy, bought a home in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, where Rod is the area director for Young Life.

Margaret and Nathan Ryan Margaret (Core) Ryan and her husband, Ryan, announce the birth of Nathan Thomas, on April 11.

Ben Vahl and his wife, Melissa, announce the birth of Eliot Benjamin, on April 2. He joins Sydney Paige, 2.

Jenna Edlund is a product-marketing manager at Intel in Parsippany, N.J.

Michelle Ritter and Jeffrey Church were married on Sept. 30, 2000 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kennewick, Wash. Michelle is a credit analyst at First Bank of Arizona in Scottsdale and Jeffrey is a project manager at BOC Edwards in Phoenix.

Erin Williams and Jon Conine were married on Sept. 3, 2000 in Olympia. Erin works for the City of Olympia and Jon works at Masterly Corp.

Seth Spidahl was recently hired as an assistant coach on the University of Washington men’s soccer staff. After PLU, Seth played three seasons with the Seattle SeaDogs, helping the team win the Continental Indoor Soccer League title in 1997. For the past two years, he has been coaching director for F.C. United, a boys premier club team in Tacoma and an assistant soccer coach at the University of Puget Sound.

John Gumprecht graduated with a juris doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in May.

Chris Freudenreich is an audit manager at the national office of Deloitte & Touche in Wilton, Conn. He is also in their two-year management development program working with the firm’s leaders to develop new business processes for the audit department.

Edmond Hrivnak and his wife, Jennifer, returned to the Northwest after living in Mississippi for more than two years. Jennifer transferred to the Air Force Reserves at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. They are both taking a break from emergency nursing and looking for something new to do.

Gregory DeJardin and Kelly Fredrickson were married on May 12, 2000. Rod Nash ’96, Ryan McDonald ’95, and Tracy DeJardin McDonald ’92 were in the wedding. Greg and Kelly are living in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood, where Greg is an Upward Bound instructor.

Julie Nordstrom graduated from Idaho State University on May 19. She received a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in early childhood special education.

Rebecca (Bjork) Hillman is a singer/voice teacher. She lives in Lake Forest Park, Wash., with her husband, Chris, and son, Quinn, 1.

Daniel Sparrell and Lisa McDaniel ’91 were married on May 12, on the Long Beach (Wash.) peninsula. Stacey (Heller ’90), Weeks, Amy Bockelman ’93, and Bret Bockelman ’90 were in the wedding. The ceremony was performed by John Hanby ’92. Danny and Lisa live in Seattle with their two dogs and two cats.

Karlynn Swanson graduated with a master’s degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, on May 19. She works in the physical therapy department at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore.

Erik Ryan and Turi Widsteen were married on Sept. 30, 2000 at the Chapel at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Edgewood, Wash. The bride is the daughter of Kristi (Hildahl ’71) and Jim ‘69 Widsteen. Lisa Erickson ’95, Amy Saathoff ’95, Jennifer (MacDougal ’95) Fulfs, Karl Ryan ’01, Erik Widsteen ’01, Kari Nelson ’96, and Joelle Berry ’00 were in the wedding. Turi and Erik are both product managers at Microsoft. After a honeymoon in Kauai, they have settled into their new home in Bellevue.


1997
Young Kim and Patricia Sanders were married on Feb. 23 in Tacoma. Young is an administrative supervisor at Valley Medical Center and Patricia is a registered nurse.

George Owings is a senior developer at Aegis Group, Inc., a software consulting firm. He scuba dives frequently with his fiancée.

Ryan Alexander and Jennifer Licht were married on July 22, 2000 at First Presbyterian Church in Yakima, Wash. Jennifer attended PLU and graduated from St. Olaf College, Minn., with a degree in music education. Ryan is attending Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and works in youth ministry at St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

Patrick Butler assumed directorship of the evening newscasts at KLTV Channel 7, an ABC affiliate, in Tyler, Texas, on April 1.

Aaron Stewart and Jenny Gotter ’99 were married on April 15, 2000 in Beaverton, Ore. Ross Stewart ’98, Tad Monroe ’97, Chris Reinmuth ’98, Rod Nash ’96, Greg Dejardin ’96, Ryan Alexander ’97, April (Kludt ’99) Williams, Erin Alexander ’99, Leslie Hampton ’99, and Jennifer (Smith ’99) Henning were in the wedding. Aaron is a youth pastor at University Place Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and Jenny is a corporate trainer at World Vision in Federal Way.

Amy (Cram) Gillespie and her husband, Patrick, announce the birth of their daughter, Shannon, on March 20.

Devra Sigle-Hermosilla Devra Sigle-Hermosilla has a new position as an associate at the law firm of Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller LLP, in Spokane, Wash. She received her J.D. from Seattle University, where she was on the Dean’s List, and a member of the Commercial Law League of America, and the Executive Committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. During law school, Devra was a Rule 9 Public Defender Intern at Kameron C. Cayce & Associates in Renton, Wash., and an intern at Paine, Hamblen during the summer of 2000. Before law school, Devra was a personnel specialist at Boeing. At Paine, Hamblen, Devra will emphasize civil litigation and family law.

Noelle Dennis and Christopher Miller Noelle Dennis and Christopher Nelson were married on May 5 in Seattle.

Susan Wagener ’97 and Angela Jacobson ’98 were in the wedding. Noelle is a training consultant with Onyx Software and Christopher is the assistant to the president, Pacific division, at BMC West Corporation.

Keleigh Burkholder and David Allen ’01 were married on Oct. 7, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland. PLU Campus Minister, Nancy Connor, officiated. Susannah Barber ’96, Christine Bumpous ’00, Heather Sewell ’00, Sarah Allen ’01 (David’s sis-ter), Andrew Grimberg ’99, Keith Folsom ’85 and Nathan Berg ’01 were in the wedding. Keleigh works in the development office and David is the network manager in the computing and telecommunications department, both at PLU.

Janet Broyles and Destry Johnson were married June 30, 2000 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Puyallup. Janet is a registered nurse in Puyallup and Destry is an engineer at Boeing.


1998
Chyl Helms is a registered nurse for the Tobago Regional Health Authority in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies.

Matt Torfin recently moved back to Washington after working in Europe for the international organization, “Up with People,” as an event manager.

Wendy Kennedy is living in Wash., D.C. and studying interior design. Signe Baumann is a research assistant for a staff scientist, in the field of oceanography and fish ecology, at the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova, Alaska.

Wendy Henderson and George Nuxoll were married on Sept. 30, 2000 at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine in Kennewick, Wash. Wendy works part-time at St. Joseph Catholic School in Kennewick and George works at United Western Technologies, in Pasco.

Eric Moody is in the Ph.D. experimental social psychology program at the University of Denver, Colo. He was previously a psychology researcher at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.

Stacie Pinkney announces the birth of her daughter, Tori Calkins, on April 6.

Kelle Nelson-Bunkers and her husband, Shawn, announce the birth of their son, Tristen, on Jan. 17. Kelle is pursuing a master of divinity degree at Luther Seminary. They live in Woodbury, Minn.

Heidi Stout began working at the Portland Business Journal in February as a health care and real estate reporter.

Mike James completed his second year of teaching band at Totem Junior High School in Federal Way, Wash.


1999
Jennifer Johnson is teaching English as a second language to children and adults at an English First school in Malang, East Java, Indonesia.

Andrew Ecklund was promoted to first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He also earned his ranger tab, expert infantryman’s badge and served as Infantry Rifle Platoon leader and Mortar Platoon leader. He is currently stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany for three years.

Kian Kirby Tammy (Byers) Kirby and her husband, Kyle, announce the birth of their son, Kian, on Dec. 6. Tammy is a second grade teacher in the Manson (Wash.) School District. She teaches reading and writing in Spanish. Kyle is a firefighter.

Debra Potocny is a sales representative at Ray Arndt Optical Supplies in Portland, Ore.

Kristy Halverson has a new position as a reporter for The Northwest Florida Daily News. She was previously a reporter for The Puyallup Herald.

Erika Bennett and Benjamin Lucas were married on June 23. Erika is a computer teacher at Santa Teresita School and Benjamin is a web developer, both in Los Angeles.

Lesley Pettigrew returned to the U.S. after living in Japan for 10 years. She lives in La Jolla, Calif., with her husband, Takato, and their daughter, Elen. Lesley is a full-time mom and Takato is a biologist at the Scripps Research Institute.

IN MEMORIAM

1932
Grace (Holte) Olson died on Jan. 26.

Lorraine (Thoren) Forsberg died on May 18.

Amelia (Holmquist) Wright died on June 11.

1941
Hazel (Roti) Johnson died on May 3.

1942
Alice (Ford) Pflueger Tingstrom died on May 25.

1948
Don Kreick died on March 19.

1950
Wendell Lile died on April 5.

1951
Ernest Randolph died on June 20.

1952
Dolores (Johnson) Lobeda died on April 13.

Jack Proud died on March 29.

1969
Ronald Johnson died on April 29.

1974
Ronald Turley died on April 11.

1975
Henry Nyirenda died in April. He was chosen by PLU’s Alumni Association to be honored during the PLU 1990 Centennial celebration where 100 persons were recognized for their achievements, leadership, and involvement in their communities. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from PLU, Henry was a consultant to the government of Botswana and was responsible for all aspects of the building of the city of Jwaneng, Botswana including highways, streets, homes, businesses, agencies, banks, churches, and community centers. He was also a former Tanzanian governmental official and re-ceived the PLU Distinguished Service Award in 1984.

1983
Kris Geldaker died on March 20.

1985
Connie (Eliason) Miller ’85,’88, died on June 4.

1995
Heather Overman died on June 5.

FACULTY AND FRIENDS

Dr. Patsy Hegstad died on April 19. She was an active volunteer at PLU’s Women’s Center and an adjunct faculty member. She is survived by her husband, Toby and daughter, Maria.

Kelmer Roe died on May 18. Kelmer was the fourth child born to Ingeborg and Nels Nelson-Roe in Canton, S.D., on Aug. 31, 1900. He went to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he played clarinet in the college band and symphony orchestra and was on the debate team. Kelmer graduated with honors in 1925 and then went to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., before pursuing a master’s degree in history at Princeton. Kelmer married Hannah Quien in 1930. He taught history and religion at Luther College before moving to Gig Harbor, Wash., in 1933 where he was pastor to the Lutheran Church. Kelmer and Hannah then moved to Bethel Lutheran Church in Sacramento, Calif., where they stayed for 14 years before Kelmer accepted a professorship in Greek and religion at PLU. Kelmer retired from PLU in 1968 but they continued to live in Parkland and remained active at Trinity Lutheran Church and PLU until 1997. Kelmer and Hannah were married for 69 years when Hannah died in 1999. Kelmer is survived by his two children, Naomi and David, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sara Reibel and Aaron Locke were married on Sept. 2. Sara is a special education teacher in the Puyallup School District and Aaron is a software support specialist.

Dan Claridge is working in sales and marketing at Thompson River Lumber in Thompson Falls, Mont.

Trevin Carlson was promoted to senior flight instructor at Wings Aloft at Boeing Field in Seattle. He also flies for KOMO News during the morning Traffic Watch broadcast.

Jennifer (Smith) Henning and her husband, Chris, are living in Winter Park, Fla.

Elsa Carlisle completed her first year in the master’s program at the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington.

Melissa Zook and Thomas Boyer were married on June 20 in Seattle. Melissa is a registered nurse at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and Thomas is an emergency room physician.

Jonathan Kullnat is attending Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

Katrina Johnson and Craig Coovert ’00 were married on July 21 at St. Patrick’s Church in Tacoma. Chris Coovert ’97, Christian Anderson ’98, David Sutherland ’01, Micah Shea ’98, and Jennifer Whitlock ’99 were in the wedding. Craig is the web developer at KPLU and Katrina is a Spanish teacher at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma.


2000
Jenny Roraback works at ZymoGenetics in Seattle doing laboratory research. In May, she traveled with Katie Mininger ‘00 to Barcelona, Spain, to visit Tiana Harper ’00 who is living there.

Gwendolyn Paillette, serving with the Peace Corps, arrived in Benin, West Africa, in September 2000. After completing her training, she moved to the village, Athieme, where she is working with infant malnutrition, AIDS education and programs for HIV positive individuals. Gwendolyn also works with a “women in development” program that provides scholarships to girls so they can complete high school. She loves living in Athieme and getting mail from home.

Wai Man and Cecily Chan announce the birth of Nicole, on Dec. 2. Wai Man is a manager at PacificNet.com Ltd., in Hong Kong.

Brian Vertrees accepted a position as a high technology project manager at Market Trends Research in Seattle.

Kari Nyman and Jay Chennault were married on Dec. 17 in Tacoma. Tad Monroe ’97 officiated. Stacy Catterall ’97, Chris Catterall ’97, and Paul Baurichter ’00 were in the wedding. The couple honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Crystal Landers and Philip Burman were married on Dec. 30. Philip and Crystal met in South Africa where Crystal was working at his sister’s safari company, Mafigeni. They continue to live and work at Mafigeni as photographic safari guides. They have also started their own business breeding Nyala antelope.

Sarah Groesch and Jeff Chandler were married on April 21 at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Karin Berglund ’99, Katie Yocum ’00, and Mark Groesch ’03 were in the wedding. Sarah and Jeff honeymooned on Kauai. They live in Vancouver, Wash., where Jeff is a mechanical engineer.

Audra Buckley is teaching fourth grade at an international Christian school in Suriname, South America, for the 2001-2002 school year.

Suzanne Sampson is in the U.S. Naval Reserves. She lives in Seffner, Fla.

Leah Arnold and Kevin Wilson were married on May 22. Leah is a nurse at St. Joseph’s Medical Surgical Center in Tacoma and Kevin is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. They live in Lakewood.


2001
Jessica Allen and Greg Pickett ’00 were married on Feb. 24 in Sedona, Ariz. Greg received a Rotary scholarship and they moved to Ecuador for seven months where Greg is studying and Jessica is teaching. When they return they plan to live in the Tacoma area where Greg will work at Alaska Airlines and Jessica will teach at a high school.

Jennifer Hiatt is in the master’s program for anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kristin Olson is a second grade teacher at Kent-Prairie Elementary School in the Arlington (Wash.) School District.

Erik Mortensen went to Europe over the summer.

Annalee Nelson and Carl Tobey were married on June 30.

Teralyn Colbert is the director of youth ministries at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley, Calif.



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