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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). See under your class year for
1936, 1941, 1943,
1949, 1950, 1955,
1956, 1958, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1964,
1966, 1968, 1969,
1970, 1971, 1972,
1973, 1974, 1975,
1977, 1978, 1981,
1982, 1983, 1984,
1985, 1987, 1988,
1989, 1990, 1991,
1992, 1993, 1994,
1995, 1996, 1997,
1998, 1999, 2000,
Ellen Torongo received the community
service award and was inducted into the Clark County Hall of Fame
sponsored by the East Vancouver Rotary Club. A rose, the “Anisly
Dickson,” and a plaque honoring Ellen were placed in the Orchards
Lenore Taylor died on Jan. 28. While
at PLU she was a member of the Choir of the West. After PLU, Lenore
taught elementary school and televised music education in the
Clover Park School District. She was a member of Q Club and charter
member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Wash. She was preceded
in death by her husband of 45 years, Blair ’40. She is
survived by two daughters, Karan Vanderwarker ’64 and Toni
Hardman; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Harold Peterson died on Jan. 27. After
PLU, Harold earned a master’s degree from the University of Wash-ington.
He was a principal for 32 years in the Tacoma School District.
He served in World War II and was a member of the WEA, NEA, Phi
Delta Kappa, the Elks Lodge and a long-time member of Trinity
Lutheran Church. Harold is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bernice
’43; sons, Lanny and Davis; and eight grandchildren.
Rolv Schillios died
on Oct. 2. Rolv spent his professional career as a journalist
except for a term as administrative aide to a U.S. congressman
in Washington, D.C. During WWII, he was the youngest combat correspondent
in the U.S. Navy and at the end of the war, he covered the war
crime trials in the Philippines. He worked for several years as
a reporter for the Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard. In 1969, he became
editor of Portland Magazine, published by the Portland Chamber
of Commerce. Over the next 18 years, he turned the magazine into
a national award winner. Rolv was also honorary consul general
for the Republic of Korea and was twice elected Dean of the Oregon
Consular Corps. Rolv is survived by his wife, Olive; daugh-ter,
Siri; son, Mark; and two grandsons.
Helen (Jensen) Weathermon died on Feb.
6. After PLU, she taught school in St. Helens and Aberdeen, Wash.,
for several years before her daughters were born. She is survived
by her husband of 49 years, Richard ’50, and daughters,
Kristine and Karen ’83.
Alvera (Johnson) Westberg
died on Feb. 27. Alvera attended Lutheran Bible Institute, received
a bachelor’s degree in education at PLU, and then completed a
master’s degree in education at the University of Oregon. She
taught school at every grade level and served as a parish worker
in Bremerton, Wash., where she married Horace “Jerry” Westberg
’49 in 1947. Alvera and Jerry served in ministry in Iowa,
Oregon and California before retiring to Tacoma. She wrote or
co-wrote 10 books, contributed to several others and published
poetry. She also led a Christian writer’s workshop and numerous
Bible study groups. Alvera was preceded in death by her husband,
and is survived by her daughters, Judi, Ruth and Carolyn and seven
Larry and Beth (Gottwald) Peterson celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary last June. They were married
on June 24, 1950 in Castle Rock, Wash., after their graduation
from PLU. They taught in the Longview, Wash., public schools for
six years before moving to San Luis Obispo, Calif., in 1956, where
they taught in the San Luis Coastal District. Larry received a
Master of Arts degree in administrative education from Cal Poly
in 1959. Beth received a Master of Arts degree in education in
1969. They enjoy spending time with their two sons, Joel and Jeffrey,
their daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. They lost their
daughter, Janel, in a car accident in 1974. Larry and Beth are
involved at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church as well as travel, golf
and participate in elderhostel activities.
Faith Bueltmann Stern was in China for
five weeks in October and November. In March, she was in Whistler,
B.C., skiing for ten days. This fall she is planning a trip to
Norma Borgford is now fully retired.
She keeps busy as a volunteer and looks forward to the 45 th reunion
for the class of ’56 at Homecoming 2001.
Karlsen and Yoshiko Kaneda were married on Feb. 7.
Eileen “Paddy” (O’Callaghan) Myers died
on Jan. 31 in Yakima WA of ovarian cancer. She taught in six different
school districts, earned a M.Ed. while in Oak Harbor, raised three
children, drew, painted, did rosemaling, and quilted. She is survived
by husband, Steve, daughters Jennifer and Kari, son Steven, and
Kenneth Black retired from the state
of Washington after 28 years in the administrative offices in
Yakima. He has been teaching in the Bachelor of Social Work program
at Heritage College in Toppenish, Wash., for several years.
Orville Jacobson and his wife, Donnalee,
moved in October to Port Orchard, Wash., where Orville is the
new associate pastor at First Lutheran Church.
Jeanne (Ogden) Nalbach died on Jan.
30. A bluegrass musician, Jeanne played the piano, guitar, violin
and mandolin and was a singer. She was also a published songwriter.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Larry; son, Scott; daughter,
Lynne; and a grandson.
Willy (Baer) Ertsgaard was promoted
to vice president of the western region for McGraw-Hill/SRA on
Nov. 1. The region includes 10 states. She was previously the
Washington state sales representative for eight years.
Janice (Reinikka) Piper is the resource
coordinator at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in
Portland, Ore. She received a master’s degree in public health
from Loma Linda (Calif.) University.
Julie (Svendsen) Anderson is in her
second year as a language arts specialist for the Oregon Department
Paul Dessen retired
after 31 years of teaching high school English. He continues to
coach swimming at Astoria (Ore.) High School.
Peter Swanson is a compliance officer at Affiliated
Health Services in Mount Vernon, Wash.
Chris Boerger is the pastor at Northlake
Lutheran Church in Kenmore, Wash. Northlake was recently identified
as one of the 300 best Protestant churches in the U.S., in a study
conducted by Dr. Paul Wilkes at the University of North Carolina,
Wilmington. “Excellent Protestant Congregations: The Guide to
Best Places and Practices,” (Westminster John Knox) was published
as a result of the two-year study funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Jim Fischer has a new position as parts
director at Auburn Valley Cars, a multi-line automobile dealership.
His fourth grandson was born on Jim’s birthday, Feb. 6. All four
grandchildren are under 3 years old.
Colleen LeMagie provides
psychiatric services to the rural Bighorn Basin in Cody, Wyo.
Her first grandchild, William Keith, is 1 year old.
Sara (Quigley) Wick is back in the Pacific
Northwest after 19 years in Texas. Her son, Brian, is a senior
and her daughter, Sydne, is a sophomore, both at Wilson High School
in Portland, Ore. Sara is the regional underwriting manager at
Universal Underwriters Insurance Company.
Evelyn (Peers) Bowen
died January 8, when she was struck by a vehicle while walking
through a crosswalk in Auburn, Wash. Evelyn was a deacon for the
last three years at St. Matthew Episcopal Church. The one-time
nurse devoted her life to spiritual concerns and the care of others.
Suzanne Staub Tushkov moved to Renton,
Wash. She is a registered nurse case manager for Gentiva Health
Service in Kent. Her son, Tyler, is a freshman at Central Washington
Daniel Eum died on Jan. 9. He entered
the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in Europe during the post-war
occupation where he met his wife, Ruth. He also served in Korea,
Alaska and Hawaii. Daniel retired as a major in 1966 and moved
to Tacoma. While living in Tacoma, he was the director of the
Advanced Technology Center at the Keyport Naval Station until
his final retirement in 1995. He is survived by his wife; three
daughters, Rose, Patricia ’76, and Michele; seven grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Thomas Van Vleet is
a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in Everett, Wash.
He recently qualified for membership in the 2000 Top Club, one
of Lutheran Brotherhood’s most prestigious honors given to district
representatives who are successful in helping their clients link
faith, values and finances.
David Nelson is serving
as adminis-trative director of the global AIDS program in Lusaka,
Zambia for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based
in Atlanta, Ga. His wife, Ubon, and son, James, have accompanied
Deuane Kuenzi has accepted
the position of Director of Music at Messiah Lutheran Church in
Auburn, Washington. Deuane also conducts the professional choir
Gloriana and is the organizing chairperson of the 75th anniversary
celebration of the Choir of the West to be held at Homecoming
in October. All PLU alumni are invited to come and sing with the
Sanctuary Choir at Messiah Lutheran.
Linda (Weberg) Lair is on the board
of governors at Opportunity International.
Ann Hafer became a senior
vice president at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, in February.
She is division manager of the Commercial Real Estate Group. Before
joining Northern Trust as a vice president and division manager
in private banking in 1998, Ann was associated with First Bank
(U.S. Bank) in Billings, Mont., from 1992-1998, most recently
as president. Ann received an M.M. degree from the J.L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She
is a board member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council,
the Real Estate Finance Forum, the National Advisory Council of
Rocky Mountain College and a member of the Board of Regents at
Linda Dyer died on Dec. 10 after a battle
with breast cancer. Her career included Army military intelligence,
being the first female correctional officer at McNeil Island Federal
Penitentiary, public affairs for the Tacoma Police Department
and Army; work as an interior designer and TQM facilitator. She
is survived by her husband, Richard ’80; three children;
and two sisters, Leslie Watts ’65 and Lauren Geer. Her
parents and youngest son, Ian, preceded her in death.
Daniel Luce and Amanda
Houston were married on June 9, 2000. Daniel is a principal in
the Clover Park School District in Lakewood, Wash., and Amanda
is a first-grade teacher.
Karl Fritschel is the
MIS manager of the western division at WorldTravel BTI. He continues
to be the organist at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church where he has
served for more than 17 years.
Carrie (Kipp) Howard
and her husband, Andy, announce the arrival of Lily Elisabeth.
Lily was born on March 18, 2000, and adopted on March 6, 2001,
in Anhui Province, China. She joins Tessa, 5, who was also adopted
from China. Carrie is a writer and editor.
Susan Scott and Christopher Hoffman
were married on Aug. 12 on Orcas Island, Wash. They honey-mooned
on the island of St. John in the Virgin Islands.
Kathy (Johnson) Schaller and her husband,
Paul, announce the birth of Nicole Elizabeth, on Dec. 16. She
joins Paul’s son, Benjamin, 14.
Mark Chesnutt and his
wife, Asha, announce the birth of Jack Nedathur, on Jan. 18. He
joins Cameron, 5, and Mika, 4.
Paul Mueller and his
wife have two children, Jon, 13 and Erika, 9. Paul is a remodeling
carpenter. They live in Steilacoom, Wash.
Jean (Johnson) DeWitt
and her husband, Rick, announce the birth of Frederick “Derick”
William, on Feb. 25. On their first morning home from the hospital,
they were awakened by the Ash Wednesday earthquake.
Todd Baxter died in May 2000. He was
vice president of operations of the Pam Companies in Sioux Falls,
S.D. Todd also sponsored a foster child in Ecuador and corresponded
with him frequently for the past 10 years. He was an avid reader,
fluent in Spanish and enjoyed traveling abroad. Todd is survived
by his par-ents, Patricia and Rod; brother, David; and sister,
Eric Dooley and his
wife, Jenny, have been missionary church planting in Southeast
Asia for 15 years. They are now taking a one year furlough in
Gig Harbor, Wash., with their five children, Emily, 15, Natalie,
13, Nicole, 9, Rachel, 7, and Ian, 4. They will be there until
June 2002, and then return to Asia.
Kelly (Irwin) Townsend is an educator
and her husband, Rich, is a financial planner. They live with
their daughter, Rikki, 7, on Marco Island, Fla.
Rod Nubgaard transferred
from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
where he is chief of planning and budget operations. He also coaches
U-10 select girls, U-7 coed and kindergarten soccer teams and
coordinates a soccer clinic for 3 to 5-year-olds. The clinic has
grown from 35 to 160 kids in four seasons.
Kevin Morrow and DeAnna Cross were married
on July 26, 2000 in Maui, Hawaii. Kevin is a teacher at Lincoln
High School and DeAnna is an executive assistant.
Strain-Trueit recently completed a four-book series on weather
for Scholastic Books. The non-fiction books on clouds, rain/ hail,
storm chasing and the water cycle are geared to 10-12 year olds.
She is now working on a new series on volcanoes, rocks, fossils
and earthquakes. In February, Trudi experienced the Nisqually
(Wash.) earthquake, but would have preferred not to do such firsthand
research. She spent several years as a television news reporter
and anchor before becoming a professional freelance journalist
and writer. Her specialty is fiction and non-fiction for children
and young adults.
was promoted to assistant vice president at Safeco Securities,
James Diacogiannis completed a master’s
degree in ministry through Pepperdine University’s Seattle extension
program in August 1999. He and his wife, Laurel, had their ninth
child in April 2000. Josiah Daniel joined Hosanna, 4, Benjamin,
7, Joshua, 10, Carissa 12, Lindsey, 12, Jeremiah, 14, Cassie,
15, and Gregg, 16. After living in the Puyallup area for 16 years,
the family was ready for a change. They bought Sonshine Blueberry
Farm in Everson, Wash., in May 2000 and spent the summer learning
all about harvesting blueberries. James recently enjoyed his second
year of teaching at Cascade Middle School in Sedro Woolley.
and Margie (Ferguson ’91) Roe announce the birth of Fergus
Edward Roe, on May 26, 2000. He joined Margaret, 2.
Barth Merrill is serving
as the aide to the Surgeon General of the Navy. He will be transferred
to the Bremerton Naval Hospital family practice department as
a staff physician during the summer.
Steve and Lisa (Mikulencak
’89) Danis announce the birth of Dominic Albert, on June 5,
2000. He joins Matteo, 4, and Lorenzo, 2.
(Nelson) Gibson, the head women's basketball coach at Issaquah
High School, was named the 2001 Kingco Women's Basketball Coach
of the Year. The Kingco league is in the AAA division.
Her team posted an 18-7 record
in league play, which advanced them to the district tournament.
At Districts, the competition proved tough as they missed qualifying
for one of the six spots to advance to the state tournament, and
five out of the six teams that advanced from their district, ended
up in the top eight finishers at state.
Along with her coaching duties,
Kathy is also a teacher. She has been at Issaquah High School
for three years and was previously at Mt. Si High School in North
Bend for six years.
Todd Kelley was recently promoted to
manager of media relations in a department-restructuring move
at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma. He was in a similar position
at MultiCare for 10 years. Todd has also been teaching public
relations part-time at Tacoma Community College. He lives near
Puyallup with his wife, Suzanne (Capelli ’89) and their
daughters, Sara, 5, and Lisa, 2.
Scott Campbell is the
business development manager at ESRI in Redlands, Calif.
Michael Herlevi and
Jennifer Galle were married on Sept. 24, 1998 in San Diego, Calif.
Michael is in sales at Bertek Pharmaceuticals and Jennifer is
in real estate sales.
Cynthia (Laur) Rivers
and her husband, Darren, announce the birth of their son, Kele
Tamas, on Feb. 20. Their Super Bowl wedding last year was followed
by a Super Bowl baby shower this year. Everyone is trying to figure
out what Super Bowl 2002 will bring.
Alexander Seidel is
a search consultant at Ian Martin Technology Staffing in Bellevue,
Susan (Donovan) Winton
and her husband, Craig, have returned to the Los Angeles area
after five years in New Zealand and Australia. They return with
a daughter, Mackenzie, who was born in Australia in May 1999.
Julie (Allen) Fenedick
and her husband, John, announce the birth of Thomas Evan, on March
8. They live in Bellevue, Wash.
Cate Milburn and Deb Lambourn ’91 have
been together more than 10 years. Their godchildren, Rocky, 15,
and Stephanie, 12, have been living with them for more than two
years. Deb has returned to school to obtain a computing degree.
Cate has been a manager at Boeing for four years and loves her
Kevin Eliason and his
wife, Kristin, adopted Halla, 4 and George, 2, from Monrovia,
Liberia. They joined Jasmine, 8, and Reid, 6.
Jonathan and Nancy (Cratsenberg
’88) Edmonds announce the birth of Ava, on Dec. 18. She joins
Kohl, 6, and Brant, 4. Jonathan is a Lutheran Brotherhood district
representative in Bellingham, Wash. He recently qualified for
membership in the 2000 Leaders’ Club, one of Lutheran Brotherhood’s
most prestigious honors given to district representatives who
are successful in helping their clients link faith, values, and
Devin Dice is employed
by Justin Boot Company. He travels to rodeos and provides sports
medicine coverage to rodeo athletes as a member of the Justin
Sports Medicine team.
Brad and Laura (Beck) Medrud
announce the birth of Paul, on March 1. Brad is a land use planner
at AHBL, Inc., in Tacoma.
Heidi (Hermanson) Nagel
and her husband, David, announce the birth of Madison Paige, on
Nov. 5. Heidi returned to work in April after taking five months
off following Madison’s birth.
Robyn Wells has released two solo classical
piano CDs. The first, “A Grand Adventure,” includes the world
premiere recording of the “Nostalgic Waltzes” by Ross Lee Finney.
The second, “A Grand Italian Adventure,” contains works highlighting
Italian life and culture. It also includes a Tarantella written
by Robyn. The “Italian” CD was recorded at PLU last fall. Both
CDs are available by writing to: A Grand Adventure, P.O. Box 11,
Nampa, Idaho 83653-0011.
Daren Skonord is a Lutheran
Brotherhood district representative in Spokane. He recently qualified
for membership in the 2000 Leaders’ Club, one of Lutheran Brotherhood’s
most prestigious honors given to district representatives who
are successful in helping their clients link faith, values, and
Amy Drackert and David
Pelton were married on Sept. 23 at Lake Quinault Lodge. David
is a software test engineer at Microsoft.
and Michael Considine were married on Feb. 24 in Concord, N.H.
Angela is an agricultural statistician for the New England Agricultural
Statistics Service and Michael is a bridge superintendent.
Stuart and Jenna (Hayden
’89) Ashley announce the birth of Owen, on March 3.
Jon Funfar was named city communications
coordinator for the City of Enumclaw, Wash., in August. He is
in charge of Enumclaw Municipal Television and the city’s website.
Jon appreciates the opportunity to live, work, and serve the public
in his hometown, and the commute is great!
Jeremy Desel spent six
weeks in Tallahassee, Fla., covering the presidential election
for KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas. While he was in Florida he learned
he was awarded a Dallas Press Club “Katie” award and two Suncoast
region Emmy award nominations.
Erika Somm and her husband,
Peter Davis, announce the birth of Vivien, on Dec. 31.
Larry Deal and Lisa Simonsen
announce the birth of Bruce Lorence, on Dec. 9.
David Hatlen and his
wife, Kari, announce the birth of Kate Christine, on Oct. 21.
David is the vice president of HomeStreet Bank in Seattle.
Brian Kampe and his
wife, Amy, announce the birth of Amanda Grace, on Jan. 2. She
joins Julianna, 3. Brian is the national accounts category manager
for The Perrier Group.
Lynne (Haney) De La Cruz
and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of Kira Lynne, on Feb.
22. Lynne returned to work in April as the health education coordinator
for the acute and communicable disease program at the Oregon Health
Division. She was previously at the American Cancer Society for
seven years. They continue to live in the Portland area.
Beth Anne Newbill and
Robert Percival were married on Dec. 2 at Northlake Lutheran Church
in Kenmore, Wash. They live in West Seattle.
Heidi (Porter) Stenzel
and her husband, Casey, announce the birth of Cole Thomas, on
Sept. 19, 2000. Heidi continues to work part-time from home.
Ben (Kauna) Shingenge
has returned to the states where he assumes the role of diplomat
at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Namibia to the United
Nations. Ben will reside in New York with his wife, Justina, and
and Amy (Ledgerwood ’92) Kim announce the birth of Jacob (Coby)
Tyler on Dec. 5. He joins Noah, 4, and Naomi, 2.
Darin Johnson and his wife, Beth, along
with their daughter, Alyx, and son, Dean, moved to Proctorville,
Ohio. Darin works for Amazon.com in Huntington, W.Va.
McDonald and his wife, Tracey, announce the birth of Ethan
Martin, on Oct. 12. Brandon continues to work at Crate and Barrel
Furniture in Washington, D.C.
(Bernklau) Henninger and her husband, Mark, announce the birth
of Nathan James, on Nov. 1. Tracie is a teacher in the Newberg
(Ore.) School District.
Brett Hartvigson is
a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in San Diego. He
recently qualified for membership in the 2000 Top Club, one of
Lutheran Brotherhood’s most prestigious honors given to district
representatives who are successful in helping their clients link
faith, values and finances.
Watson has been enjoying his new vocation as a full-time artist
since December 1999. In December 2000, he had a solo showing of
his artwork at Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Wash.,
and in May, he had another solo show at Westsound Bank, also in
Bremerton. Brian has been married to Elizabeth Roberts for more
than six years. www.collectivevisions.com
Angie (Saylor) Rutherford
and her husband, Jace, announce the birth of Jacob Isaiah, on
Feb. 9. Angie is a stay-at-home mom.
Tim Mitchell was promoted
to accounting supervisor at RREEF Management in March.
Tracy (Wensel) Mitchell
received a Pharm.D. from the University of Washington and accepted
a position in the pharmacy at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
Jun Chea and his wife,
Jeannie, announce the birth of Isaiah, on Jan. 23. He joins Faith,
3. Jun is a vice president at Key Bank in Tacoma.
Jennifer Nelson and
Bruce Ritchie were married on Nov. 11 in Edmonds, Wash. Elizabeth
(Hartmann ’92) Schwerdt was the maid of honor and Marie
Brice ’92 was an attendant. Jennifer is a legal assistant
in criminal records at the King County Prosecutor’s Office and
Bruce is a warehouse supervisor at NC Machinery. They live in
Jenny Berk and Alex Hoffner were married
on Dec. 9 at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia,
S.C. Jenny is the director of youth and church growth at Our Saviour
Lutheran Church in Johnson City, Tenn. Alex is a fourth year seminarian
at Southern Seminary.
Kristan (Miller) Ashbridge
and her husband, Tyler, announce the birth of Maxwell, on Sept.
Kevin Winder is a Lutheran
Brotherhood district representative in Salem, Ore. He recently
qualified for membership in the 2000 Leaders Club, one of Lutheran
Brotherhood’s most prestigious honors given to district representatives
who are successful in helping their clients link faith, values
Sam Capps is a Lutheran
Brotherhood district representative in Seattle. He recently qualified
for membership in the 2000 Leaders Club, one of Lutheran Brotherhood’s
most prestigious honors given to district representatives who
are successful in helping their clients link faith, values, and
Stefan Damstrom and
his wife, Melissa, announce the birth of their son, Kai Anders
Stuart, on March 13.
(Kurle) Dolan and her husband, Stein, announce the birth of
Paige Mary-Elizabeth, on Dec. 18.
(Carlson) Wheeler and her husband, David, announce the birth
of Hannah Ruth, on April 25, 2000. Heather completed her residency
in family medicine in June and David is a pharmacist at Holy Family
Hospital in Spokane.
Tracy Perry was a cast
member in the musical, “Titanic,” at the Civic Light Opera of
South Bay Cities in Redondo Beach, Calif., during March.
Tracy Kramer has a new
job as program manager at Aging and Adult Services in Olympia.
She works with the training, communications and development unit.
and Kristine (Johnson) Meyer announce the birth of Jessica,
on May 7, 2000. Kristine is taking time off from her fifth-grade
classroom to stay at home with Jessica. Val will graduate this
summer with an MBA from Seattle University. He recently joined
Washington Mutual’s mergers and acquisitions group.
Micah and Julie (Thompson
’96) McBride live in Olympia where they just bought their
first house. Julie is a school counselor in the Tumwater School
District and Micah is a teacher in the North Thurston School District.
Doug Nicholson and his wife, Susan,
announce the birth of Kyle Douglas, on Feb. 1. He joins Kaitlyn,
Karen Frank and John
Goebel were married on Dec. 30. Karen is a certified registered
nurse anesthetist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians and John
is the director of research at Higher Education Consulting.
Kerri Schroeder and
her husband, Lance, announce the birth of Connor Daniel, on Nov.
27. He joins Brandon, 2. Kerri is the vice president of commercial
lending at Bank of America in Bellevue, Wash.
Robyn (Guntrip) LaChance
was promoted to director of marketing at Woodstone Credit Union
in December. Her husband, Peter, is a team manager for government
Shane Row is pursuing a professional
certificate at the Drummer’s Collective in New York City where
he lives with his wife, Erica.
Rebecca (Bjork) Willman
and her husband, Christopher, announce the birth of their son,
Quinn, on May 10, 2000. Rebecca is a voice teacher and Christopher
is an engineer.
Jenna Edlund moved
to Northern New Jersey, about 20 minutes outside of New York City,
on Jan. 1. She was promoted to product marketing manager within
Intel’s Telecommunications Division of Dialogic.
Gregory DeJardin and
Kelly Fredrickson were married on May 12, 2000 at First Baptist
Church in Tacoma. Rod Nash ’96, Ryan McDonald ’95, and
Tracy DeJardin McDonald ’92 were attendants. Gregory is
a teacher with Upward Bound for the Metropolitan Development Council.
Lisa Balmes is working
in corporate human resources at Nordstrom. She was previously
with the Seattle Seahawks.
Koll and Melissa (Missy) Davis were married on Aug. 19 in
Portland, Ore. Scott Erickson ’95, Erik Monick ’96, Mike Liefeld
’96, Kristen Summers ’97, Jana Stott ’98, Marci (Voeller) Barthlomae
’98, Bobbi (Junell) Crist ’98, and Karen Koll ’93 were
attendants. Rob is a network administrator for BEST Consulting
of Kirkland, Wash., and Missy works as a nurse at Tacoma General
Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit. The couple lives
in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. firstname.lastname@example.org
Richardson and Luis Valdivia were married on Feb. 10 at Victory
Harvest Church in Baton Rouge, La. Ali Lauer ’96, Hillary Carlson
’96, and Kay Von Gohren ’95 were in the wedding. Erika
is the human resource specialist at the Safety Council of the
Louisiana capital area. Luis works in construction and as a mechanic.
Luis and Erika live in Baton Rouge and will soon travel to Danli,
Honduras to visit Luis’ family.
Mona Aboel-nil is in her ninth year
of teaching secondary level science. She lives in Seattle and
teaches biology at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, Wash.
Erica (Wood) Row is
working towards her master’s degree at Mannes College of Music
in New York City where she lives with her husband, Shane. She
made her Mannes debut as Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica
and recently preformed in a master class given by Renata Scotto.
and Cindy (Andrew ‘96) Bowman announce the birth of Sarah
Michelle, on Jan. 26. She joins Andrew, 2.
Tayah Lin (Rathje) Butler
is working on her MBA while working for PLU. Her husband, Rodney,
will start his undergraduate work in the fall, after serving five
years in the U.S. Army.
Anneliese Gorne received
her law degree from the University of Washington in June 2000.
She passed the Washington state bar exam during the summer and
works at Inslee-Best in Bellevue, Wash.
Susan Wagener received
a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University
of California, Davis in June 2000. She is now working at ICON
Clinical Research in San Bruno, Calif.
Kim Schelin and her
husband, Todd, announce the birth of Payton Catherine, on Feb.
6. She joins Taryn, 2. Kim is the event coordinator for Multicare
Healthworks in Tacoma.
Laura (Hauge) Adams
died on Feb. 27.
Dennis Gallagher died on Sept. 28.
Lenore Taylor died on Jan. 28.
Harold Peterson died on Jan. 27.
Schillios died on Oct. 2.
Helen (Jensen) Weathermon died on Feb. 6.
“Jerry” Westberg died in December.
(Johnson) Westberg died on Feb. 27.
Jacqueline (Stephenson) Holt died on Jan. 22.
Eileen (O’Callaghan) Myers died on Jan. 31.
Jeanne (Ogden) Nalbach died on Jan. 30.
Evelyn P. (Peers) Bowen died on Jan. 8.
Daniel Eum died on Jan. 9.
(Sanders) Smith died on Dec. 17.
Sharon Ganser died on Dec. 7.
Dyer died on Dec. 10.
Todd Baxter died in May 2000.
Geldaker died on March 20.
Peterson, math professor emeriti,
died on March 1. Professor Peterson taught in the math department
from the late ’60s to the mid-’90s. He graduated from Iowa
State University, completed his master’s degree at Western
Washington University and received his doctorate from the
University of Kansas in 1972. He is survived by his wife,
Kathleen; daughter, Christine ’93; and two grandchildren.
the loss of freshman Monica Lightell of Steilacoom,
Wash., who died Feb. 25 when a deck collapsed at an off-campus
party. Several other students were injured.
was a member of the PLU crew team and worked in the Counseling
and Testing office.
born Dec. 29, 1982, in Monterey, Calif. She grew up in Panama
and attended the International School of Panama. A 2000
graduate of Steilacoom (Wash.) High School, she was president
of the International Club and lettered in volleyball and
1,500 people attended an on-campus celebration of Monica’s
life. PLU President Loren J. Anderson urged the PLU community
to remember her gifts and to turn to God to cope with their
scholarship fund was established in her name.
out more about the Monica Lightell Scholarship Fund, and
to read the addres from the memorial, go to: www.plu.edu/encore.
Arild Lovaas left his position as an
investment adviser in May 2000 to become head of accounting for
Score AS, a Scottish company that provides total value management
for offshore installations in the North Sea.
Allyson Weld and Arik
Tedrow were married on Aug. 27 at Indian Summer Golf and Country
Club in Olympia. Shannon (Robinson) Thompson ’98 was a
bridesmaid. Allyson is a substitute teacher in the Spokane Valley
and Arik is an engineer in sales at Siemens Building Technologies.
Allyson previously taught physical education at Timberline High
School in Lacey, Wash.
Erin Romine and Andrew
Albaugh were married in May 1999 and moved to Boston, Mass., where
they volunteered with Americorps in an inner-city intergenerational
program, Generation Inc. They are now working toward master of
arts degrees in teaching at PLU.
Jacqueline Harmon starred
in the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts production of Blackbird
Singing, a one-woman show that celebrates the legacy of African-American
divas and their contribution to opera music. It toured Tacoma
and Seattle middle and high schools, stopping at PLU in March.
Jacqueline is also the administrative assistant at The Wood Products
Consortium and The Engineered Wood Research Foundation.
Rygh and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Megan Jo,
on July 26, 2000. Wendy is working on her master’s degree in teaching
at George Fox University.
Bonnie Hoornstra is a high school Spanish
and history teacher and ASB adviser at Life Christian Academy.
Lori Johnson and Royce
Cannon were married on July 15, 2000 in Federal Way, Wash. Lori
is a teacher for the Department of Defense at Seoul (Korea) American
Middle School and Royce is a para-educator.
and Corina (Wynn) Sims announce the birth of Megan, on Dec.
23. Wally and Corina are medical students at Flinders University
School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia.
Matt Iseri was promoted
to senior consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst.
and Alicia (Manley ‘98) Lawver announce the birth of Abigail
Anne Marie, on Nov. 18 at home in Tacoma. Nathe is working at
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Alicia is a full-time
mom and part-time copy editor for The Olympian newspaper. They
live in Tacoma’s North End neighborhood. email@example.com
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
Carolyn Cichanski is a research coordinator
at the University of Washington.
Vanessa Kramis is a
Suncare sales representative for South Beach Sun.
Jennifer Richards and
Avery Kerr were married on June 17, 2000 in Hillsboro, Ore. Jennifer
is a regis-tered nurse at the Avalon Clinic in Lakewood, Wash.,
and Avery is a U.S. Army Ranger. Andrea (Anderson) Stevens
’99 was the maid of honor. Drew Melton, son of Ordal Hall’s
past resident director, was the ring bearer.
Erik Wells and his wife,
Cara, announce the birth of Ethan James, on Jan. 26.
Veronica Paulson and Jason
Kaipainen ’99 were married on Oct. 7 in Tacoma. Veronica is
the lead teacher at Immanuel Preschool and Jason is a web developer
and graphic designer for LaborReady at corporate headquarters
Scott Schuler is a financial
consultant at Merrill Lynch in Tacoma. He received his certification
as a financial manager on March 30.
Sara Simpson and Courtney
Drebis were married in September at St. David’s Episcopal Church
in Shelton, Wash. Sara is a charge nurse at Western State Hospital
in Steilacoom. They are living in Olympia.
is the new recreation manager for the Franklin Pierce School District.
She manages the sports program at the Summit-Parkland Youth Association.