A C I F I C L U T H E R A N U N I V E R S I
I N T E R 2 0 0 1 - 2 0 0 2
Under each year
is listed that group's official Class Representative (CR). If
there isn't a name under your graduation year, that means there
isn't a designated CR. If you would like to represent your class,
or know someone who might make a good CR, call 1-800-ALUM-PLU
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
with CR's are: 1935 Junet Runbeck, 1938 Volly (Norby) Grande, 1938
Stan Willis, 1946 Isabel (Harstad) Watness, 1947 Gerald Lider, 1948
Norene (Skilbredl) Gulhaugen, 1949 Luther Wathness, 1950 Edna (Haglund)
Dorothy, 1951 LaWanna (Wellsandt) Ahrendt, 1953 Helen-Joanne (Enger)
Olsen, 1955 Phyllis Grahn Carroll, 1957 Carol (Bottemiller) Geldaker
and Helen (Jordanger) Nordquist. 1972 Pamela (Weeks) Russell, 1975
Ed Voie, 1976 Gary Powell, 1978 David Dahl, 1979 David and Teresa
(Hausken) Sharkey, 1982 Paul Colard
Peter Bury died on July 13. After attending PLU, Peter
was ordained through Grace Brethren Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind.,
and served in the ministry for over 50 years. In addition to being
a pastor, his ministry also included organizing interdenominational
church and youth camps, his radio broadcast, "The Chapel
Hour," and television program, "Sharing with You."
He is survived by his wife, Helen. He was a devoted father to
two daughters, Lyla and Darlene; and three sons, James, Robert
CR: Luella Toso Johnson
Klinzmann lives in Wray, Colo., two miles from the care center
where her husband, John, has lived for two years. Luella Toso
Johnson and her husband, Arthur, recently celebrated 60 years
of marriage with 18 relatives and friends on a cruise to Alaska
aboard the Norwegian Sky. Luella will also be seen in "Rose
Red," a Stephen King movie that will be shown on ABC-TV in
February 2002. The movie was filmed at Thornewood Castle (Tacoma),
Pioneer Square (Seattle), and Sand Point (Seattle). Luella also
recently received the Valiant Women award from the Lakewood, Wash.,
chapter of Church Women United, a worldwide organization. The
award recognizes dedication to serving God's people.
Harry Lang died on August 21 of lung disease. While attending
PLC, Harry played on the only Pacific Lutheran basketball team
to beat the University of Washington. He served in the U.S. Army
Air corps during World War II. After the war he graduated from
PLC and began teaching and coaching in the Clover Park School
District where he stayed until he retired. After he retired, he
was elected to the Clover Park School Board and eventually served
as its president. He was also a member of many community organizations
and served as vice president of the Lakewood Recreational Association,
president of the Lakewood Kiwanis Club, chairman of the department
of Social and Health Services Pierce/Kitsap Child Abuse Advisory
Committee, and school liaison officer to the Juvenile Court. Harry
was named Administrator of the Year by the Clover Park Education
Association, was the PTA Golden Acorn award winner and the Washington
Secondary School Athletic Administration Honor awardee. Harry
was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Irene (McComb)
'49. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Bill Griffin; niece,
Mary Lynn Ford '69; and nephew, Tim Ramstead.
Braafladt was selected to be the assistant director of the
annual Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association (PCNSA) choir
concert held in Eugene, Ore. Walter trains the Sacramento chapter
of the PCNSA. Eleven West Coast cities have men's choruses that
sing in the Scandinavian tradition.
CR: Clarene (Osterli) Johnson and Ginny (Grahn) Haugen
(Poencet) Rinn retired from her job as a school psychologist
in 2000. She and her husband, James, spend winter and spring in
San Diego, and summer and fall in Gleneden Beach, Ore. All five
of their children are doing well. Joanne and James traveled to
Hong Kong to visit their son, Bruce, and his family in October.
Bruce is the human resource director at the American Embassy.
CR: Don Cornell and David
enjoys stamp art and rosemailing designs from her mother's birthplace.
She is also learning other art forms from Norway and Israel. Thomas
Reeves retired in May from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
after teaching history for 40 years. His latest book, "America's
Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen," was published
in September. Thomas and his wife, Kathleen (Garrison) '59, live
in Franksville, Wis.
CR: Alvin Dungan
was recently appointed to the PLU Alumni Board as chair of Alumni
Hildred (Hansen) Dungan is the new director of Best Practices
at Lutheran Brotherhood in Minneapolis.
CR: Ron Lerch
Benson owns Daniel Benson and Associates, a traffic, parking,
and transit engineering firm in Fullerton and Oceanside, Calif.
His wife, Marilyn, is a pastoral counselor. They have two daughters;
Julie Britsch '91 is an associate pastor in Victorville, Calif.,
and Elizabeth is a Christian counselor in San Diego.
CR: Leo Eliason
(Tone) Suter died on July 18 at the age of 62. After attending
PLU, Tone was a technician in a photo lab in Tacoma. He was a
lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland where he
participated in prayer breakfasts, men's group and served as a
volunteer at the Red Cross Senior Meal site at Trinity.
CR: Paula (Heyer) Billings and Judy Perry
(Hollis) Sherburne died on July 5 in Scobey, Mont., at the
age of 82. Before attending PLU, Margaret obtained her instructor
certification from Northern Montana College in Havre and began
her teaching career in Flaxville and Cascade, Mont., in 1939.
She then moved to Washington state in 1942 to work in civil service.
Several years later, while teaching in Fife and then Puyallup,
Margaret came to PLU to complete her bachelor's degree ('63) and
obtain a graduate endorsement ('67) in secondary language arts.
She taught English composition, creative writing, poetry, speech
and college preparatory composition at Rogers High School in Puyallup.
She was also the yearbook adviser and helped develop Rampages,
a student creative writing book. Margaret moved to Humboldt, Neb.,
with her second husband in 1975, where she was a substitute teacher,
coach of the debate team and spent time writing and publishing
her poetry. She authored and performed "Trilogy of Great
Women of Israel," three mono-dramas about little known women
of the Old Testament. In 1989, Margaret represented Nebraska in
the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City, where she won
the Ms. Congeniality Award. Additionally, her interpretive writing
and performing of Nebraska author, Mari Sandoz, put her into the
Nebraska Humanities Council's catalog from 1994-98. Following
the death of her second husband, Margaret moved back to her home
town of Scobey where she continued her active lifestyle with classes
for the nursing home, writing poetry and singing in the Scobey
Lutheran Church choir. She is survived by two children, Charles
Hollis and Marnee Hollis '77, and many relatives.
Larson has retired after 32 years with Delta Airlines. He
and his wife, Cathy, are living in Las Vegas with numerous cats.
CR: Lois (Wehmann) LaCuran
Bryant started Rimrock Academy, the first charter school for
the Bend LaPine School District, in Bend, Ore., in September.
Her husband, Neil Bryant, retired from the Oregon State Senate,
continues to practice law and serves on the boards of Oregon State
University, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and the
Oregon Progress Board.
Horne died on July 21 at the age of 87. He was ordained to
preach the gospel in 1942 and organized the Mt. Tabor Baptist
Church in Tacoma, later joining St. Paul Baptist Church. In 1943,
he was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in Asia and Europe.
He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II and was honorably
discharged in 1963 after 20 years of meritorious service. After
attending PLU, he taught school in the Tacoma and Orting school
districts. He also volunteered in the Hilltop (Tacoma) area, was
a member of the West End Kiwanis Club, the National Geographic
Society and the Masons. He is survived by two sons, Edward and
Leon; daughter, Kittrell; and two grandchildren.
CR: Joseph Hustad Jr.
Kirking left Parsons School of Design after five and half
years, to assume the position of director of the Estate Project
for Artists with AIDS, an Alliance for the Arts project in New
"Chris" Boerger was elected Bishop of the Northwest
Washington Synod of the ELCA in June, and his installation service
was held November 1 at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon,
Wash. After PLU, Chris went to Christ Seminary-Seminex in St.
Louis. He has served two congregations.
is the chief operating officer of Colville Tribal Enterprise
Corporation (CTEC) in Coulee Dam, Wash. He was recently appointed
by Governor Gary Locke to participate in the Washington Competitiveness
Council. The council is being formed to help make Washington State
the nation's leader in business development. Terry has served
in a range of positions including executive director for the Colville
Confederated Tribes, executive director of the Lake Roosevelt
Forum in Coulee Dam, chief financial officer of CTEC and is currently
the chief operating officer of CTEC. Terry also worked eight years
as a commercial banker.
CR: Nikki Martin
died on July 15. He was an avid reader, collector of antiques
and an employee of the Washington State Employment Security Department
for 33 years. His father, Irvin, preceded him in death. He is
survived by his mother, Ruth; sister, Linda Rudolph; and brothers,
Glenn and Neil.
was appointed principal at Sherman Elementary School in the Tacoma
School District in August. She is also a Corporate Delegates Co-Chair
of the PLU Campaign Steering Committee. Her daughter, Andrea Howe,
will graduate from PLU in December with a degree in mathematics.
(Haugen) Glover is in the vocal performance /pedagogy doctoral
program at the University of Washington. In September, she opened
a new conservatory of music on the campus of Highline Community
College. A comprehensive catalog of courses is offered to students
of all age groups including infancy in Kindermusik to college
preparatory, with private lessons and ensembles, and a community
choir. Joining Sandra are Deuane '75 and Karen '74 (McClellan)
Kuenzi, directors of choral activities. The conservatory will
serve the community with concerts from noted artists as well as
frequent clinics, festivals, and student and faculty recitals.
and her husband, Steve '76 have moved to Mukilteo, Wash. Norma
is Minister of Music at Trinity ELCA in Lynnwood, Wash., and continues
part-time acquisitions for Augsburg Fortress. Steve is an interim
pastor for NW Washington synod in Ferndale, Wash. Their daughter
Rachael sings with the Seattle Children's Chorus.
CR: Dave Johnson
"Butch" Zieske lives in Richey, Mont., with his
wife, Pixie, and three daughters, Brook, 25, Toni, 21, and Keri,
19. Butch teaches K-10 physical education and is the K-12 counselor
in the Richey Public School District. He has coached girls basketball
for the past nine years. Four of the last five years they have
played in the State C tournament. For the past two years, they
won the tournament while posting a record of 54-0. He was voted
Coach of the Year for 1999-2000.
CR: Leigh Erie and Joan (Nelson) Mattich
Diane (Lund '75) Davis took their daughter Anika, to begin
classes at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Keith continues
to be the only doctor and county coroner in Shoshone County, Idaho,
and is a national medical delegate to the American Cancer Society
for the Rocky Mountain division based in Denver. Diane volunteers
as a church secretary for New Hope Lutheran
Church (ELCA) in Shoshone, Idaho.
is the recipient of the Michigan Historical Center Foundation's
2001 Odyssey Award for innovative teaching of Michigan history.
Recipients are chosen for their depth of knowledge and helping
others learn about Michigan history. Alice is an elementary school
teacher at Paddock Elementary School in Milan, Mich.
CR: Drew Nelson
Shirley (Cole) Swanson moved back to the Northwest after 10
years in San Diego. The U.S. Navy transferred John to the Chapel
at the Bangor Naval Submarine Base. Shirley brought her controller
position with a Poway, Calif., pension administration company
with her and created a satellite office in their home to handle
the business. They have four children: John, 20, a junior at Oregon
State University; Erik, 17, a senior and Kristin, 14 a freshman
at Bainbridge (Wash.) High School. Maren, 11, is in the seventh
grade. They look forward to enjoying the wonderful Washington
CR: Drew Nelson
is the head of the basic research group at the Roche Diagnostics
Indianapolis campus. He was previously at Bayer Biotechnology
in Berkeley, Calif. In addition to his research, he is also involved
in the evaluation of new technologies and the development of business
opportunities in non-traditional areas of diagnostics. Armen and
his wife, Marie-Claude, celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary
in October. They have two children: Isabelle, 9, plays volleyball
and has a passion for acting; and Alex, 4, enjoys gymnastics and
Gail (Whitney) Furniss recently moved back to the Seattle area
after a 20-year absence. She is a claims specialist with The Doctors
CR: David Olson
has become the director for a new state-chartered commercial bank
in Lakewood, Wash. Washington Commerce Bank will cater to small
businesses and will be open after capitalization is completed.
CR: Mark A. Christofferson
and his wife, Zeeba, announce the birth of Kailyn, on Aug.
21. She joins Jacob, 4.
and Rebekah Nairn were married on Sept. 23, 2000. They
announce the birth of their daughter, Madison, on Sept. 12, 2001.
CR: Janet (Olden) Regge
Kerns completed his master's of education leadership degree
at Northern Arizona University in 2000. He teaches high school
geography and art and coaches wrestling and track for Duncan (Ariz.)
Unified Schools. In addition to teaching, Joseph is also the mayor
of Duncan. He married his wife, Roni, in 1996. Roni is currently
working on her doctorate in nursing at the University of Arizona.
She previously taught nursing at Eastern Arizona College. Joseph
and Roni have five children and three grandchildren.
Kevin Morrow and his wife, De Anna, announce the birth of Jaiden
Morrow on Aug. 28. She joins Ken, 11, Mariko, 10 and Kimiko, 9.
CR: Brian Dohe
Karen (Foster '87) Herde announce the birth of Nathan Edward
Foster Herde, on April 27. He joins Eric, 9, and Emily, 6.
Rodin and his wife, Dawn, announce the birth of Benjamin Henry,
on Aug. 4. He joins Sarah Elizabeth, 1.
Pamela Kleweno is pursuing a master's in business administration
degree with an international business/entrepreneurship emphasis
at Seattle University.
and Paula Lindquist-Ihle '87 announce the birth of Grace Anna,
on Sept. 6. She joins Luke, 7.
Blair and her husband, Christopher, announce
the birth of Keiran on March 3. He joins Caitlin, 13, Tristan,
6, and Cameron, 3.
Scott and Susan (Koenig '86) Menzel moved from Chicago to Portland,
Ore. Scott is now the manager of integrated planning at Household
Credit Card Services.
CR: Darren Hamby
Elizabeth (Borders) Carlson announce the birth of Kevin, on
Christine (Johnson) Kuramoto graduated from the University of
Birmingham in England with her master's degree in teaching English
as a foreign or second language. Her dissertation research project
was published in the "English Language Teacher Education
and Development" journal. Christine and her husband, Tetsuo,
live in Minamata, Japan, with their children, Sarah, 9, and Joshua,
5. They are active members of the tiny Minamata Lutheran Church.
Christine teaches high school EFL and adult classes. She also
volunteers to teach the children at Minamata Lutheran Pre-school.
CR: Kristina Pfeil and Sherith (Lundring) Squires
of Terry Marks Design was recently recognized by a number of national
publications. Industry-leading Communication Arts Magazine cited
Terry as an outstanding speaker for a recent design conference;
HOW magazine profiled his creative short film and comic projects;
The Utne Reader commissioned a re-design of the Washington State
flag for a recent article; and he was again recognized by HOW
magazine for his unique wit and design. Terry is vice-president
of the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts
(AIGA), an executive board member of Seattle LINK, an arts program
for high school students and was on the advisory committee for
a national AIGA program for at risk youth.
Schieferstein was elected to a six-year term on the advisory
committee for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's Department
of Communication. He is the news director of Evening Post Television,
KPAX-TV, Missoula; Mt. KPAX-TV recently won "Best Newscast"
and "Best Spot News Coverage" in the state from the
Montana Broadcaster's Association. Greg and his wife Adriane have
two children, Hannah, 3, and August, 2.
Jody (Bennett) Moen and her husband, Michael, announce the birth
of Kailey Marie, on Jan. 24, 2001. She joins her brothers, Connor,
4, and Colton, 2. Jody continues to work part time as an elementary
school counselor and Michael is a general contractor.
(Morley) Meese and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of
Anna Catherine, on Sept. 13. She joins Emma, 2.
CR: Lisa (Hussey) Ferraro
is a network administrator at Business Interiors Northwest in
Tukwila, Wash. He and his wife, Ellaine, have a daughter, Carissa,
Keyes-Whiton was promoted to senior public relations manager
for Microsoft Corporation's corporate public relations team.
Kimberly McAllister announce the birth of Declan Hatch, on
Sonja (Riis) Gunderson and her husband, Ken, announce the birth
of Kayla, on May 26. Sonja is a computer programmer at Boeing
Jennifer (Laraby '91) Jacobson announce the birth of Haley
Christine, on July 20.
CR: Angela Vahsholtz-Anderson and Sean Neely
is the procurement manager at Allegro Networks in San Jose, Calif.
Burke Mullins is the president of Remedy Intelligent Staffing.
He decided to purchase the two full service franchise offices
in Tacoma and Olympia after working in downtown Seattle for nine
years, first for Ernst & Young LLP, and then as a financial
manager of West Coast operations for Tosco Marketing, a Fortune
100 oil company. Burke and his wife of eight years, Kirsten, and
their son, Isaac, 4, live in Snoqualmie Ridge.
and Lisa Dean-Erlander announce the birth of twins, Noah Philip
and Benjamin Noble, on July 7. They join Peter, 3.
Paul and Julie (Stenersen '91) Finley
announce the birth of Carter Stenersen, on June 6. He joins Megan,
(Munger) Dierickx and her husband, Dean, announce the birth
of Morgan Lee on Nov. 9. She joins Drew, 5.
and Olivia (Gerth) Wright announce the birth of their daughter,
Jordan Liu, on June 22.
Lois (Johnson '91) Debner announce the birth of Lauren Rachel,
on Aug. 27. She joins Garrett, 4.
and Mike Vandyke were married on Dec. 9, 2000 in Bonners
Ferry, Idaho. Heidi is the farm manager at Boulder Creek Academy
and Mike is a firefighter.
(Bishop) Fysh is a Christian recording artist/lyricist, who
performs live in the Seattle area. Two songs from the album "Here's
My Heart" have received airplay on KCMS-105.3FM, a third
song, "Child to Hold," is featured on Crista Ministries'
50th Anniversary video. www.refugemusic.com
Erika Hermanson and Patrick Banasky were married on Aug. 18
in Seattle. Erika is a marketing manager with RealNetworks and
Patrick is senior finance manager at AT&T Wireless Services.
The couple lives in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.
and Judy (Slater '89) Oehling announce the birth of Noah David,
on Dec. 6, 2000. He joins Jackson, 2.
Crecelius and Teresa Swartz were married on April 18 in Maui,
Hawaii. Jeff is the aquatic supervisor at the Sequim (Wash.) Aquatic
Recreation Center and Teresa is a physical therapist assistant.
Annette Snyder and José Bourget were married on May
19 in Hillsboro, Ore. Annette is the student adviser to the United
Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C. José is the staff
development specialist for the Peace Corps.
and his wife, Candi, announce the birth of Tate James, on
June 30. He joins Priya, 1.
Karen (Graham '94) Bain announce the birth of Kimberly Nicole
on April 2. She joins Kayla Christine, 2.
and Heidi (Flothmeier) Konen announce the birth of Nicholas
William, on Aug. 6. He joins Abigail Joy, 4, and Hannah Grace,
Bullard-Beares and her husband, Kevin, recently moved to Mercer
Island, Wash., so that Kevin could take a job at Microsoft. Stephanie
completed her master's degree at the University of Portland in
May and is a sixth-grade math and rocketry teacher at Pine Lake
Middle School in Issaquah, Wash.
(Zieber) Jones and her husband, Robert, announce the birth
of Julia Ann, on June 21. Andrea is a bilingual teacher in the
Moorpark (Calif.) Unified School District.
Rybloom and her husband, Brian '93 recently moved to Salem,
Oregon. Brian is with CFP, Inc. and Lisa is a part-time Scandinavian
tour guide with Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door. Their
son, Jacob, is 1 year-old.
Swenson and her husband, John, announce the birth of Kelsey
Ann on April 28.
(Specht) Dapkus and her husband, Matt, announce the birth
of Elijah Matthew, on Jan. 11, 2001. Cindy is the youth minister
at Calvary Lutheran Church in Grants Pass, Ore.
CR: Kari Anderson
and Pete Wilton were married on June 15 in Grove City, Penn.
Wendy is a physical therapist for stroke patients at the University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital and Pete
is a technical writer.
(Swanson) Paschall and her husband, Matt, announce the birth
of Ryan James, on May 5.
Karen (Graham) Dennis have two sons, Jonathan Maxwell, 2,
and Stephen Richard, 4.
finished his family medicine residency in June and started a family
medicine practice in Gladstone, Ore., on July 1. Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young
was promoted to human resource manager at the Portland, Ore.,
branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on July 1.
Jennifer (Dykstra '92) Irwin announce the birth of Craig Michael,
on June 16. He joins Andrew James, 1.
and Cally Turner '92 announce the birth of Zoe Rebekka on
May 2. She joins her brother, Skyler, 2. Eric recently left North
Dakota State University to accept a position as assistant professor
in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado
State University in Fort Collins.
Giakovmis Stewart is a self-employed counselor in Everett,
Michele (Dorn) Turner announce the birth of Kelsey Michele,
on July 22. She joins Bailey, 2. Cris is a counselor and the head
wrestling coach at Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Michele is a physical therapist at Martha and Mary Health Services
Troy Niemeyer and his wife, Christy, announce the birth of their
son, Lance, on Nov. 7, 2000. Troy is an assistant manager at Les
Schwab in Aberdeen, Wash.
Dan Lysne and
Overland Michael and Erin (Koster) Fuller announce the birth
of Zachary Austin, on May 7. (photo)
(Coats) Hartman and her husband, Brad, celebrated their first
anniversary on Sept. 1. They live on a houseboat on Lake Washington
in Seattle. Kristi has a new position as a senior marine claims
representative for Zurich/Farmers Insurance Companies. She was
previously in Zurich's legal offices. She works next door to their
houseboat aboard her classic Chris Craft. Brad is a crewmember
aboard the Victoria Clipper vessels.
CR: Erin (Koster) Fuller and Marit (Rasmussen) Nierman
is attending Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.
Trisha King-Stargel married Dave Stargel in April 1998. She retired
from the Kent (Wash.) Police Department in September to devote
time to her two stepdaughters, Heidi, 6, and Matilyn, 3. She also
began doctorate studies in educational leadership at Seattle Pacific
University and continues law enforcement consulting and training
through her home-based business.
began a new job as a quality engineer at Adobe Systems Engineering
in Hamburg, Germany last May.
(DeAustria) Branson is teaching kindergarten special education
in Bakersfield, Calif.
(Griffith) Meyer is in the second year of her MBA program.
Her husband, Lane Meyer '96, entered the University of Washington
Dental School in September.
and his wife, Lauren, were married on Aug. 11 in Tacoma. Shane
is an elementary physical education teacher at Las Juntas Elementary
School in Martinez, Calif., and Lauren is a human resource manager.
The couple honeymooned in Fiji and Hawaii.
Jennifer (Carhart-Rupp) Sugden and her husband, Eric, celebrated
their fifth wedding anniversary. They were married on August 31,
1996 at Flying 'M' Ranch. Jennifer is in her fourth year of medical
school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Eric
is a manager at The Gap in Gresham, Ore., and an elementary education
CR: Steve and Kim (Nadon) Leifsen
Mooneyham and Jerry Anderson were married on May 26 at St.
Andrews Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn. Kimberly is a marketing
specialist at Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Company in Minneapolis
and Jerry is a computer program project manager for Judge Consulting.
graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in May. He
took the bar exam in July.
Hurst has a new position as exhibits and education administrator
at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Price Tower Arts Center in
Bartlesville, Okla. Kara is responsible for exhibits and collections
is the new director of performing arts at the Sun Valley (Idaho)
Center. She was previously the production assistant for the Seattle
Opera. Her responsibilities include the Twilight Concert Series,
the Sun Valley Chamber Series, dance performances and educational
outreach programs to local schools.
is in the anthropology and archaeology master's degree program
at Eastern New Mexico University.
Johnson is a reporter in the Colchester, Vt., bureau of WPTZ-TV,
Plattsburgh, NY. He recently received a $1000 environmental and
science reporting fellowship, recognizing excellence in environmental
reporting, from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation.
Thomlinson is the marketing and sales manager at Click! Network
Yun (Ellie) Jiang and Jeff Miller were married on June 30 at the
Washington Park Arboretum.
Maren Erickson and Timothy Engh were married on July 6, at St.
Luke Lutheran Church in Spokane. Rebecca (Snowdon) Chase '97,
Cathy Marttila '96, Margaret (Core) Ryan '96, Anna Gutzler '97,
Brooke (Daehlin) Ells '98 and Tim Erickson '00 were in the wedding
ceremony. Maren is a physical therapist at Beverly Health and
Rehabilitation Center in Spokane and Tim is a student at Eastern
Washington University in Cheney.
CR: Andrew and Stephanie (Merle) Tomlinson
Pancoast received a master's of divinity degree from Princeton
Theological Seminary in May. She is now the pastor of St. Bartholomew
Lutheran Church in Trenton, N.J.
Beth Salzman and Jeremie Lipton were married on June 2 at St.
Aloysius Church in Spokane, Wash. Jennifer Kleven '97 and Ben
Hunt '96 were in the wedding ceremony. Beth recently received
a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University and
Jeremie recently graduated from Northeastern University School
of Law. Beth is working at a mixed animal veterinary practice
and Jeremie is working for Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heisling,
LLP. They live in Grants Pass, Ore.
McDougal began the Master of Social Work program at Columbia
University in New York City in September. She was previously an
admissions counselor at PLU.
Terrill Parrish is a mechanic at Parks Transportation Inc., in
Springdale, Utah. He invites classmates to come down and visit
in the sun.
completed a master's degree in educational psychology at the University
of Washington in August. Kelly has three daughters; Jessica, 20,
graduated from Evergreen State College in June; Sarah, 19, is
a senior at PLU; and Samantha, 8, is carrying on a family tradition
as a home-schooled fourth grader.
Jacobs recently bought a new house in the Spanaway area.
Scott Kolbet is now a pastoral assistant for St. John Fisher Church
in Portland, Ore.
CR: Shannon Herlocker and Nate Sears
Thompson and Peter Thomas were married on Dec. 16, 2000 in
Vancouver, Wash. Jennifer is an assistant athletic trainer at
PLU and Peter is a purchaser at Morning Sun, Inc.
Matt Wade is managing the outdoor climbing and skiing programs
for Cornell University.
Signe Baumann is a research assistant at Prince William Sound
Science Center in Cordova, Alaska.
(Gray) Grassi is the owner of Tazzina Café, a new coffeehouse
in Lakewood, Wash.
Mike Masters and Annette Mueller '96 announce the birth of Mackenzie
Elizabeth, on Aug. 3.
CR: Karlene Miles and Julie Johnston
Strand received a master's degree in health-care administration
from the University of Minnesota in May. She is now senior planning
analyst with the Hennepin County Community Health Department.
Her husband, Jonathan Strand, is in the graduate program in physics
at the University of Minnesota.
Locke began the urban learners master's program in education
at PLU in June.
John Aardappel married Lauriene Allen '02 on July 28 at Fort Lewis,
Wash. Lauriene is a student at PLU, and intends to finish her
degree and receive a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the U.S.
Army in May.
is studying for her master's degree in teaching adolescent
education at State University of New York, Cortland.
Graham backpacked solo for six weeks last summer on the Colorado
Trail, a 470-mile trail through the Colorado wilderness connecting
Denver and Durango. The trek, a fundraiser for a Phoenix area
domestic violence shelter, raised more than $3,700. Christina
is in the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Arizona State
Graham is an accountant at Washington Mutual Bank.
Holcomb was promoted to 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army. She
earned a degree in nursing from PLU and is a recovery room nurse
at Tripler Medical Center on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Kechely and Danielle Keefer were married on August 24, in
Puyallup. Scott Sailer '99, Brice Johnson '00, Robbie Larson '00,
Chad Balcom '99, Jess Nelson '01, Rob Shipp '00, Aaron Barker
'99, Melanie Isaman '00, Ronda (Forehand) Barker '00, Mindy Jackson
'00 and Erin Azama '01 were in the wedding. Tyler is a biologist
at Washington Shell Fish and Danielle is a Dental Assistant.
and Erin Eddington '00 were married on July 28 in Battleground,
Wash. Jacob is a personal banker at US Bank in Lakewood and Erin
is a registered nurse at the University of Washington Medical
Center in Seattle. They honeymooned in Spain and the Canary Islands
and now live in Burien, Wash.
is a graduate student in College Student Services Administration
at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., where she is also
Resident Director at Poling Hall. You can e-mail her at: Julie.Johnston@orst.edu.
CR: Ashley Orr
Beth Leeper is beginning a three-year assignment for the Mennonite
Central Committee. She will work for PRONATS, a children's program
in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Aubrey Seffernick, Lynn (Bratlie) Simpson '71, Kathy Simpson '04
and Ashley Seffernick '02 are participating in the Alaska
AIDS Vaccine Ride, a 500 mile bicycle trek from Fairbanks to Anchorage,
benefiting research to find an AIDS vaccine. Together they will
raise more than $13,000.
Cohrs and her husband, Kenneth, announce the birth of Kenneth
(Tre) John Cohrs, III, on Aug. 30. Sara is an assistant processor
at Corinthian Mortgage in Mission, Kan., and Kenneth, is a manager.
Edlund accepted a position in Columbia Bank's two-year management
Keely Rohweder and Trevor Semon were married on March 24 in Mill
Creek, Wash. Holly Hightower '00 was the maid of honor.
Decker has a new position as assistant principal at Mt. Baker
Middle School in the Auburn (Wash.) School District.
and Geoff '01 Gifford live in Los Angeles. Laura is a Ph.D.
student in the history department at the University of California,
Los Angeles. Geoff is an investment analyst at TBG Financial.
and Amy (Crabtree '99) Gearhard announce the birth of Justice
Ryan, on July 26.
and Erin Tilney were married on Sept. 9, 2000. Kevin Eilmes
'84, Nathan Appleton '99, Dustin Pruett '01, Jen Whitlock '99
and Katrina Johnson '99 participated in the wedding ceremony.
Kurt and Erin live in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is a journalist
at The Gazette and she is employed at El Pomar Foundation.
Hoyes and Greg Harder were married on Aug. 11 at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Tacoma. Emily (Montgomery) Shall '00, Katherine Graff
'00, and Mike Snyder '00 were in the wedding ceremony. Nicole
is the research coordinator for the School of Social Work at the
University of Washington and Greg is a computer programmer at
Daehlin is the program staff at Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural
Dialogue on Development in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
and Dean Masuccio were married on April 21 at St. Anthony's
Church in Renton, Wash. Jenny is a photographer for Yuen Lui in
CR: Linda Hutson and Keith Pranghofer
and John Allen Hires '00 were married on June 22 at Our Saviour
Lutheran Church in Tacoma. PLU grads in the wedding were Jena
(Fox) Hippe '99, Jenny Vredenburg '00, Jenelle (Durkee) Mazzoncini
'00, Ember Enyeart '00, Danielle Hodge '00, Maryn Feliciano '96,
Jenny (Ripley) Angell '01, Evan Thomas '01, and Kaj Martin '99.
and Garrett Fisher were married at Parkland's Trinity Lutheran
Church on June 16. Nikki is attending the New England School of
Law in Boston on a full tuition merit scholarship. She hopes to
practice educational law in Washington state.
is in the Peace Corps. He is teaching English as a foreign language
in the Ukraine. He began his 27-month term in September.
entered St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood,
N.Y. in September. He is studying for the Orthodox Christian priesthood.
is a research technician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center in Seattle.
Peter Bury died on July 13.
Harry Lang died on
Walter (Tone) Suter
died on July 18.
Margaret (Hollis) Sherburne
died on July 5.
Ron Koharski died in August.
Edward Horne died
on July 21.
Larry Overman died
on July 15.
Nathan Shouse '93,
'96, died on his 30th birthday, Sept. 17, 1971, of leukemia. He
earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and worked for Boeing
more than two years before receiving his master's degree in education.
He taught math and coached, most recently at Lakeridge Junior
High in the Sumner School District. Nathan enjoyed athletics,
the outdoors and being with friends and family. Married July 23,
2000, to Mari Hoseth '96, he was diagnosed with leukemia while
on their honeymoon in Hawaii. Nathan's faith in God's love through
Jesus is a comfort to all who know and love him. In addition to
his wife, he is survived by his parents, Dick and Kathy Shouse;
brother Matt '97 and sister Sarah; grandparents Bill and Lois
Lobeda and Howard Shouse; in-laws Paul (PLU athletic director)
and Jeanne '80 Hoseth, Karl Hoseth, '94, '96 and niece Annika.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center or
a Lutheran congregation of your choosing.
Faculty and Friends
died on June 13 at the age of 96. Gudrun graduated from St. Olaf
College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music (voice) and mathematics.
She was the principal at Mound High School in Minnesota, sang
professionally and continued to study voice when she met and married
her husband, Harold, in 1934. From 1940-1953, they were on the
faculty at PLC. While at PLC, Gudrun taught voice and her children
were born. After PLU, they moved to California where Gudrun taught
sixth grade until she retired in 1970. Gudrun was preceded in
death by her husband in 1974, and is survived by her children
Oscar Edward Morken died on
July 7 at the age of 99. He was the last surviving sibling of
seven first-generation immigrant sisters and brothers. Oscar was
a Master Builder of homes, a board member at Good Samaritan Hospital,
and Tacoma Lutheran Society, and a 54-year member of Trinity Lutheran
Church in Parkland. He was also a charter member of Trinity Toastmasters
with the honor of having a district award named for him. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents; and six brothers
and sisters. He is survived by his son, Ken Morken '70; sister-in
law, Eliot Morken '29; four nieces, including Sylvia Morken '62,
and Chris Morken'68; nephews, Ed Morken '53, Don Morken '60, and
Alan Morken '63, and several grandnieces and nephews.