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Under each year is listed that groups official Class Representative
or Representatives (CR). If there isnt a name under your
graduation might make a good CR, call 1-800-ALUM-PLU or e-mail
Other classes with CRs are: 1938 Volly (Norby) Grande and Stan
Willis, 1940 Luella Toso Johnson, 1946 Isabel (Harstad) Watness,
1947 Gerald Lider, 1948 Norene (Skilbred) Gulhaugen, 1955 Phyllis
Grahn Carroll, 1956 Ginny (Grahn) Haugen and Clarene (Osterli)
Johnson, 1962 Leo Eliason, 1963 Paula (Heyer) Billingsly and Judy
Perry, 1966 Jack Oliver, 1968 Michael Ford, 1975 Ed Voie, and
1978 David Dahl.
Class Representative positions available: 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939,
1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1952, 1960, 1967, 1992.
1949, 1950, 1951,
1953, 1954, 1957,
1958, 1959, 1961,
1964, 1965, 1967,
1969, 1970, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1974,
1976, 1977, 1979,
1980, 1981, 1982,
1983, 1984, 1985,
1986, 1987, 1988,
1989, 1990, 1991,
1992, 1993, 1994,
1995, 1996, 1997,
1998, 1999, 2000,
Dorothy (Fowler) Fitts died on March
1. Dorothy graduated from high school at the age of 16 and was
in the first graduating class of Pacific Lutheran College at the
age of 18. Her first teaching job was in a one-room, rural schoolhouse
in Montana. She also taught in Spanaway, Vaughn, Benston and Tacoma.
For the last 20 years of her career, Dorothy taught kindergarten
at Park Avenue Elementary School in Tacoma. After she retired,
she continued to tutor students until just a few years ago. She
was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James (Jimmy).
Dorothy is survived by three daughters, Margo, Marianne, and Jeanne;
and eight grandchildren..
Lennard Axel Anderson died on Feb. 25.
After PLU, Lennard taught music in the Tacoma schools for 10 years
before going into private teaching. He was the staff pianist for
several years at KVI Radio and had a daily program, gave many
recitals and performed with the Tacoma Philharmonic, where he
served as official pianist. Lennard is survived by his wife, Jean;
daughter, Vernice; granddaughter, Kari Lade '88 and two
stepchildren, Nora and Drew. Remembrances in his name may be made
to PLU, Piano Department.
CR: Luther Watness
Wilbert Ericson's book, "The World War II Experiences
of Lt. j.g. W.M. Ericson," was published last year. A copy
is in the PLU library. He and his wife, Irene, traveled to Japan
in the spring. This was their seventh visit since Wilbert retired
in 1988. They celebrated Easter with their daughter, Dr. Joan
Ericson, and her family in Tokyo.
Don D'Andrea died on March 22. Don played center on PLU's
1947 Pear Bowl Championship football team. In 1992, he was inducted
into the PLU Athletic Hall of Fame both as a football player and
as a member of the 1947 team. Don was also named to the Associated
Press, Little All-American Team in 1947, and drafted by the Los
Angeles Rams. He was a graduate of the School of Education and
retired from a career in education in 1979. Don was preceded in
death by his wife of 50 years, Betty. He is survived by his daughter,
Lorie (D'Andrea) Jacobson.
CR: Edna (Haglund) Dorothy
Carl "Bud" Hatley died on Feb. 8. Bud coached
football and track and later became the athletic director at Federal
Way (Wash.) High School from 1965 until he retired in 1982. In
1988, he was inducted into the Washington State Secondary School
Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame. While at Federal
Way, he was instrumental in such projects as the construction
of Federal Way Memorial Stadium, the expansion of the school district
from a single high school to multiple high schools, and the implementation
of Title IX for girls sports. Before Federal Way, Bud was a teacher
and coach and later the athletic director in the Fife School District
from 1951 to 1965. After PLU, Bud earned a master's degree in
physical education from Columbia University. He is survived by
his wife, Pat; daughter, Carla; son, Rob; and two grandchildren.
Edward Rosin died in January. After PLU, Ed married his
wife, Margaret. They lived in Yakima, Wash., where Ed was a teacher,
counselor and vice principal in the West Valley School District.
They then moved to Bellevue, Wash., where Ed was an assistant
principal at Newport High School until his retirement in 1980.
After retirement, Ed and Margaret moved to Kelso, Wash. Wherever
Ed lived, he was an active member of his church, which included
serving as Sunday School superintendent, on church council, and
as a choir member. After retirement he also served as a lay ministry
associate. Ed is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret; four
children and four grandchildren.
died on Sept. 28. He was a teacher in the Prescott (Ariz.) School
District for 25 years. He also served four years as a first sergeant
in the Combat Engineers unit of the U.S. Army during World War
II. John was preceded in death by his wife, Norma. He is survived
by his three sons and eight grandchildren.
John Anders Wold died on Dec. 21. During World War II,
he served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. After the
war, he graduated from PLU and later became a loss control manager
for Reliance Insurance in Portland, Ore., retiring in 1989. His
wife, Dorothy, two daughters and five grandchildren survive him
LeRoy Johnson died on March 4. After PLU, LeRoy taught
school in Olympia, Wash. and in Augsburg, Germany for the U.S.
Army dependent children. LeRoy retired as an elementary school
principal from the Clover Park School District in 1984. After
retiring he came to PLU, where he was a supervisor for student
teachers in the School of Education. LeRoy enjoyed fishing, camping
and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Molter)
'53; four children, Chris, Cathy, Karla, and Ken; and granddaughter,
CR: Iver Haugen
Jerry Varner died on March 29. Jerry worked at The News
Tribune and retired after 33 years. Jerry loved to play golf,
throw horseshoes, and watch baseball. He is survived by his wife
of 18 years, Lois, several sons and daughters, including Deann
(Jay '82) Edgers, and 20 grandchildren.
CR: Carol (Bottemiller)
Geldaker and Helen (Jordanger) Nordquist
Dale Storaasli died on March 16. After PLU, Dale was a
teacher in the Franklin Pierce School District where he remained
until his retirement, except for one year of teaching in Spain.
His interests included oil painting, computers and mountaineering,
reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier six times. Dale was preceded
in death by his parents, Bill '10 and Alma '09;
sister, Sylvia; and brother, Orville (Bud) '38. He is survived
by his brother, Lester '49.
CR: Don Cornell and David
Josie Shapira is in a legal and psychiatric internship
CR: Alvin Dungan
Sister Frieda Gatzke is retired but continues to work with
seniors as a peer counselor in Victoria B.C.
CR: Ron Lerch
Sam Gange is playing Senior Olympic basketball for Saddlebrooke
(Ariz.) 65. They recently won a gold medal at the Tucson Senior
Olympics and he is having a great time playing basketball again.
CR: Kathy (Taylor) Edlund
Roy Carlson became a pharmacist for the Stillaguamish Indian
tribe in Arlington, Wash., after he retired from Providence Medical
Center in Seattle. Roy lives on Camano Island.
CR: Peggy Ogden-Howe
Peggy Ogden-Howe was called to serve as associate pastor
at Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas. She also serves
as synod ecumenical representative.
Greg Karlsgodt accepted
a call to be the executive director of Kogudus Renewal Ministry
in January. He was previously the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Missoula, Mont., for 10 years. Kogudus is a retreat
ministry founded and directed by Olaf Magis '51 until his
death in 2000. Greg's wife, Carrol (Kirby '67), retired
from nursing in the fall of 2000 and now provides computer expertise
Scott and Farah (Peters '69) Fisher received a grant from
the U.S. State Department to bring 30 students from the former
Soviet Union to California State University, Dominguez Hills,
for a one week workshop on how to mentor technology skills.
CR: Rose (Lanes) Steiner
George Wigen has embarked on a new career in the real estate
profession with his wife, Judy. They are working at Keller Williams
in Gig Harbor, Wash. George was previously in the field of corrections
for 34 years. He began his career with the State of Washington,
in 1969, as an adult probation and parole officer. In 1972, he
joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a case manager and retired
as a warden in 1998. From March 1998 until January 2002 he served
as chief of the corrections bureau of the Pierce County Sheriff's
CR: Lois (Wehmann)
Mikkel Thompson died on Jan. 14. After graduating from
PLU, Mikkel spent a year studying at the University of Hamburg,
Germany. He then returned to the U.S., where he obtained a master's
degree in musicology from the University of Iowa; a master's degree
in theology from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.; and a doctor
of ministry degree from San Anselmo Theological Seminary. He has
served as pastor to congregations in Washington and Idaho. Mikkel
is survived by his mother, Mary Helen, and sister, Turi '74.
His father, former pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma,
Erling Thompson, preceded him in death.
CR: Joseph Hustad Jr.
Chuck Clarke was chosen to head Seattle Public Utilities
by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. Chuck has been the director of
the regional office of the federal Environmental Protection Agency
as well as the Washington State Department of Ecology. He joined
former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell's administration in July 2000
as deputy mayor for issues and projects dealing with utilities,
transportation and environment. He has also served as director
of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Clayton Kirking is chief of art information resources at
the main research branch of the New York Public Library. He is
the administrator and manager for all services of art and architecture
CR: Pam (Weeks) Russell
Mike Warner was awarded the 2001 Most Valuable Fund Drive
Worker Award from the University of Oregon Athletic Department.
He raised $1.7 million.
Terry (Monson) Silvestrin has a new position as advanced
registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) at Tacoma Women's Specialists.
Terry was recently certified as a Menopause Clinician, and is
one of only nine such clinicians in the state of Washington.
CR: Nikki Martin
Crystal Schuh and Steven Satterwhite were married on Nov.
3 in Miami, Fla. Crystal recently celebrated 20-years with WPLG-TV,
Miami, where she is the engineering supervisor. Steven is a photojournalist
CR: Dave Johnson
Becky (Wulf) Harrison is working in home health as a physical
therapist. Her husband, Bob, is a pilot for Continental Airlines
and their oldest son, Michael, is attending West Point. They live
in Rural Retreat, Va., and invite their friends to come visit
the Blue Ridge Mountains.
CR: Gary Powell
Lackey has a new CD, "Ich Liebe Dich - An Evening of
German Lieder," released by Water's Edge Records and recorded
at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. Jon, a concert tenor,
was accompanied by pianist and Fulbright Scholar, James Jelasic.
The CD features the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Marx, Schubert,
and Schumann. Jon has appeared throughout the U.S. and Canada
in solo recitals and as guest artist. www.watersedgerecords.com
Glen Singleton died on Jan. 2. After PLU, Glen taught at
Eatonville and then in the Tacoma schools for 30 years. His wife,
Kathy, his four children, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild
CR: Leigh Erie and Joan
Debra (Horst) Bode recently moved to Corvallis, Ore., to
be near family. She is working in the laboratory at The Corvallis
CR: David and Teresa (Hausken)
Daniel Anderson is now the pastor of adult ministries at
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minn. His wife,
Lisa, is practicing medicine with Allina Medical Group in St.
Paul. Their daughter, Alexis, 5, is looking forward to kindergarten
in the fall.
CR: Drew Nelson
Tom Hansen moved to Alaska in June 2000 to assume the new
position of regional director for Young Life Alaska.
CR: Drew Nelson
Scott Cummins left his legal career and the corporate rat
race to stay home and take care of the children in Seattle, Wash.
(Hagen) Dahle and her husband, Rolf, announce their adoption
of Charlotte Nicole, 2. She joins Danielle, 7.
CR: Paul Collard
Guy and Brenda '83 Ellison are Lutheran Brotherhood representatives.
They recently earned membership in LB's fraternal benefit society's
Executive Club and live in Issaquah, Wash.
Susan (Pomeroy) Wittenberg is the recipient of the 2002
Paralegal of the Year Award sponsored by the National Federation
of Paralegal Associations and Lexis/Nexis Document Solutions.
She received the award for her work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center in Seattle. The award ceremony was in May at the
national convention in Indianapolis.
CR: David Olson
Weathermon and her husband, Paul, announce the birth of Peter
Richard, on Sept. 14. Karen is the associate director of general
education at Washington State University in Pullman.
Matthew Johnson accepted a position as a human resources
management specialist for the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany.
His tour will end in October 2006. He would love to hear from
college friends and he welcomes visitors traveling through Europe.
Cheryl (Ensor) Capoocia and her husband, Robert, adopted
two children in August 2001. Jessica Sara, 6, and Torrey Ruth,
5, join Dominic, 8, Isaiah, 5, and Tatiana, 5. In September, Cheryl
and Robert bought a bigger house in Lakeside, Calif. They own
and operate LaserQuick and have recently moved the business to
a larger facility.
Judy (Enloe) Dubois died on Sept. 19. After receiving her
BSN and MSN at PLU, Judy spent the majority of her career in both
nursing education and administration, mainly at St. Peter's Hospital
and Group Health in Olympia, Wash. Her husband, Louis, three children
and her parents survive her.
CR: Mark Christofferson
Paul Martin has lived in Humboldt County, Calif., since
1989. He and his wife, Marcella, have two children, Colin, 7,
and Cate, 4. Paul is a photographer and owns a photography business.
Pamela Bridgeman is the president and founder of Quiet
Stream Ministries, a ministry of reconciliation, focusing on spiritual
and emotional healing for Christian ministers and leaders.
CR: Janet (Olden) Regge
Tim Rundquist recently published his second novel, "50,000
Watts of Jazz from Fargo." This book, along with his first
novel, "How Heavy Is the Mountain," are available at
Amazon.com and the PLU Bookstore (luteworld.plu.edu).
Christopher Bivins, illustrator of the recent book, "Bears
Barge In," is one of three finalists in its category for
the 2001 Henry Bergh Children's Book Award. The author of the
book is Joni Sensel.
Patrice Carlson is self-employed as a scientific illustrator
in Seattle. She was previously a high school art teacher for nine
Michael and Lisa (Hollister) Hirohata announce the birth
of Kevin Kainoa, on March 27, 2001. He joined Tyler Makoa, 8.
Elise Lindborg and her partner, Kelli Henderson, recently
launched ZippyDogs.com, promotional products to help businesses
grow. Elise also runs www.ciggybuttz.com
Kelli celebrated seven years as production manager for the Seattle
Times. Elise and Kelli celebrated their anniversary on March 23.
Ian Ritchie is the district archaeologist and Marcia Rose-Ritchie
'84 is the recreation planner, both for the Douglas Ranger District,
Thunder Basin National Grassland, in Douglas, Wyo. Both Ian and
Marcia received national awards for excellence for their, "Exemplary
public archaeology and historic preservation efforts associated
with Rainbow's End Resort and Dorr Homestead." Rainbow's
End Resort and Dorr Homestead are buildings that were located
on private ranches. They were acquired by the Forest Service in
recent land exchanges. Marcia and Ian are coordinating efforts
to obtain the funds to fully renovate the buildings. firstname.lastname@example.org
CR: Brian Dohe
Michael Swan and his wife, Rebecca, announce the birth
of Noah, on Aug. 16.
Deborah Allison died on Jan. 12 as a result of complications
from asthma. She was employed as a surgery technician at Group
Health. Her two sons, her parents and her fiancée survive
Barbara (Denhoed) Kwekel and her husband, Tim, announce
the birth of Jacob Timothy, on Sept. 8. He joins Nick, 11, Hannah,
8, Emily, 6, and Andrew, 3.
CR: Darren Hamby
Jennifer (Crill) Fox and her husband, Colin, announce the
birth of Miriam (Mim) Anne, on Nov. 24. She joins Malcolm, 3,
and Holden, 1. Jennifer works part-time as a physical therapist
for rehab patients in their homes in Seattle.
Anne Lien began her new job at Accenture in Oslo, Norway,
in October. She is a service manager.
Lisa Ottoson was promoted to assistant vice president at
Federal Home Loan Bank in Seattle, where she also is the director
of product development. She has been at Federal Home Loan for
six months. Lisa continues to lead her Tacoma firm, TecHatch,
and commutes on the Sounder to Seattle, four days a week.
Sue Nixon was named president and CEO of The Leonhardt
Group, a Seattle-based brand strategy and design firm. Some of
their clients have included Microsoft, Washington Mutual, Nordstrom
and the Experience Music Project.
Runnoe "Sparks" Connally was named "Man
of the Year," by the Southwest District of the Christian
and Missionary Alliance Church, for his work in orphanages in
Santiago, Chile. Sparks has been on four work teams since 1998
as seen on www.visionforchile.org, and is planning a fifth trip
CR: Kristina Pfeil and
Sherith (Lundring) Squires
Antonette (Vernon) and Doug '91 Wood announce the birth
of their son, Ian Murray, on Sept. 30. Antonette is still doing
consulting work at Point B Solutions Group in Seattle, where she
is a senior associate. Doug is a program manager.
Nyhus and his wife, Katharine, announce the birth of David
Gregory (photo), on Nov. 8.
Christine Winkel Grienauer and her husband, Mike, announce
the birth of Jackson Robert, on Jan. 10. They live in the Seattle
CR: Lisa (Hussey) Ferraro
Heidi (Lemke) Peirce and her husband, Khai, announce the
birth of Creston Newell, on March 2, 2001. He joins Reilley, 7,
and Lydia, 3. Heidi is a stay-at-home mom and Khai is a teacher
at Truman Middle School in Tacoma. The family attends Clover Creek
Bible Fellowship, where Heidi is involved in women's ministry.
Lisa (Hussey) Ferraro and her husband, Joe, announce the
birth of their son, Ryan, on Oct. 5. He joins Tyler, 4. Lisa is
the director of major gifts at Norwalk Community College Foundation
in Norwalk, Conn.
Kelly Cornellier and Robert Leber were married on July
14, 2001 at First United Methodist Church in Olympia, Wash. Kelly
works for the State of Washington and Robert for J.B. Hunt. They
live in Lacey.
Patricia (Smith) Lisoskie received the Presidential Award
for excellence in math and science teaching. She is a teacher
and mentor coordinator in the Tumwater (Wash.) School District.
CR: Sean Neely and Angel Vahsholtz-Anderson
Sally (Nelson) Dominguez,
inspired by the cover story in the last issue of Scene about the
$4 million gift for the Wang Center, said: "It was good to
hear of the recent gift. I graduated from PLU as a Spanish/Global
studies major. I also studied abroad for two semesters
experiences on those programs changed my life. Since I graduated,
I have been working among the Mazahua Indians in Mexico. My Mexican
husband and I have started our own program called the Mexican
Indigenous University Center (www.miuc.org). We primarily work
with high school and university students. During J-Term, we were
also blessed to have a wonderful PLU student with us receiving
credit for an independent study class-freshman John Lee Worfolk.
Traveling is a wonderful way to learn and I am glad that PLU continues
to put a special emphasis on international education and that
we were able to give John Lee that opportunity in Mexico."
Rachel (Daack) Bork and her husband, Ian, announce the
birth of Emma, on March 14, 2001. She joins Aidan, 4. Rachel left
her position as an insurance agent to be a full time mom.
Michele Toppe was promoted to assistant director for student
development at Portland (Ore.) State University in August 2002.
She completed her first marathon in September and ran the Boston
Marathon in April. Michele and her husband, Daryl, live in Portland
with their son, Isaiah.
Kimberly Gross started her own public relations firm, KG
Communications, in June 2000 after four years at a firm in Bellevue,
Wash. KG Communications specializes in marketing communications
consulting, graphic design and public relations. www.kgconline.com
Rep: Roxy Giddings at 253-537-3075 or email@example.com
Erick and Cara (Cossairt) Swenson
announce the birth of Riley James (picture), on Jan. 4. He joins
his brother, Tristan, 4.
Wendy (Kirkpatrick) Doman and her husband, Patrick, announce
the birth of Riley Patrick, on Aug. 23. He joins his sister, Bailee,
Jeff and Margriet (Carlson '92) Current announce the birth
of Jacob Neil, on Oct. 15. He joins Evan, 2. Jeff became a financial
adviser with Waddell & Reed in January. Margriet has taken
a year off from teaching English as a Second Language to be at
home with the boys. They live in Spokane.
Bobbi (Adams) Blankenship
and her husband, Lindy, announce the birth of Lindsey Ann, on
Dec. 15. Bobbi became a certified chemical dependency professional
in October, and works as a chemical dependency counselor at Green
Hill Training School in Chehalis, Wash.
and Elisabeth (Sundby) Marchetti and their daughter (picture),
Katya, 1, live in Bakersfield, Calif., where Roy is the division
administrator of technology for Kern County Superintendent of
Jennifer Hogue died on Sept. 9. After graduating from PLU,
Jennifer remained in Tacoma and served in aquatics at the Boys
and Girls Club before accepting a position as Director of Aquatics
at the Lakewood YMCA. Most recently she was the senior program
director at the Briggs Community YMCA in Olympia. Jennifer is
survived by her parents, Jim and Biff; sisters, Lynne, Dee Anne,
Heidi and Wendee; and brother, Craig.
Blake and Larissa (Ulberg '91) Belknap announce the birth
of their daughter, Kennedy Jane, on Jan. 6, 2001.
(Derning) Radford and her husband, Neil, announce the birth
of Sarah Nicole, on Oct. 25. She joins Jessica Lynn, 18 months.
Kerri, Neil and their family recently moved to Honolulu, where
Neil is stationed at Pearl Harbor. He is the operations officer
on the USS Fletcher.
Lane Kadel recently joined the owners of Resource Management
Associates, Inc. (RMA) in Oregon, as an owner and vice president.
RMA provides contract services in the areas of professional engineering,
road design, construction management/inspection, forestry, and
trade services. Lane has eight years of management and customer
service experience in auto and wood products industries and two
years of power plant marketing experience.
Lesley (Smith) Niemi and her husband, Richard, announce
the birth of their daughter, MacKenzie Addison, on Jan. 7, 2001.
She joins Jonathan, 4. Lesley continues to teach elementary music
for the South Kitsap School District in Olalla, Wash.
Elizabeth (Loomis) Glabe and her husband, Scott, announce
the birth of Natalie Louise, on Dec. 24. She joins Noah Scott,
Michelle Jackson and Luke Hammons were married on Aug.
4 at the Lake Chelan Boat Club in Manson, Wash. Michelle is a
teacher and coach at Kamiak High School in the Mukilteo School
District and Luke works for UPS. They honeymooned in Tahiti.
Kara Quello and her husband, Brady, announce the birth
of Kaydn Elizabeth, on Sept. 9. Kara has a private voice studio
in her home and also teaches choir part-time at a private school.
Brady is an attorney.
Lin is in her fourth year of working for the Seattle Seahawks
in Kirkland, Wash. Originally hired as a graphic design consultant,
Jane converted drawings and updated the entire playbook. In her
current role, she is an assistant to the coaching staff in various
projects. Jane continues her music ministry at University Presbyterian
Church in Seattle, singing solos and directing the children's
choir. In this photo, Jane was singing the National Anthem at
a Seahawks game. Recently, Jane took leisure trips to France and
Marcy (Stromme) and Jeff '91 Wood announce the birth of
their daughter, Morgan, on Jan. 3.
CR: Kari Anderson
Susan Halvor graduated from Pacific Lutheran Theological
Seminary in 2000. After graduation she was called as associate
pastor to Joy Lutheran Church in Eagle River, Alaska, where she
serves with Martin Eldred '83.
Erich Schmidt served three years as a lieutenant in the
U.S. Navy after he graduated from the University of Washington
with a degree in dentistry. After the Navy, he purchased an established
dental practice in San Diego. Erich spends time sea kayaking and
has built an all-wood kayak.
Hilary Burtt was accepted to the urban teacher education
program at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash.
Wendy Kritsky and Peter Wilton were married on June 15,
2001. Wendy is a physical therapist at UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital
in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Peter is a technical support specialist
Jim Grossnickle accepted a position at the University of
Washington's Redmond Plasma Physics Lab and is continuing to work
on a project funded by the federal government. He was awarded
a doctorate in plasma physics/fusion and a master's degree in
aeronautics and astronautics, both from the University of Washington.
CR: Dan Lysne and Catherine
Kirstin Jensen has a new position as head softball coach
and instructor at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash.
Lora (Whitmore) Nordstrom and her husband, Ben, moved to
Illinois where Ben is the new director of alumni programs at Wheaton
College. Lora continues as an account executive, developing new
business in the Chicago area, for Bensussen, Deutsch & Associates.
and Mari (Yokers) Matthias announce the birth of Jedrek Andrew,
on Dec. 8. He joins one sister, Sidra, 4.
Leah Borg and James Jacobs were married on Aug. 25, 2001
at Peninsula Lutheran Church in Gig Harbor, Wash. Leah is a financial
analyst at Multicare in Tacoma and James is a driver for Pennzoil-Quaker
State. They honeymooned in Alaska and live in Port Orchard, Wash.
Yang and her husband, Ger, announce the birth of Tia Elizabeth
(picture), on Aug. 8. She joins Yah-Tsheng Amadeus, 7, and Maylea
Heaven, 3. Mai is a social worker at the Department of Social
and Health Services in Spokane. Ger is a doctoral student.
Ryan and Liesl (Floor) Brown announce the birth of Collin
Michael, on Aug. 14. Ryan is a sales representative for Tharco,
a corrugated box manufacturer in Auburn, Wash. Liesl has left
her job at Anderson Chamberlin, Costco's in-house broker, to stay
home with Collin.
Gino Casello and his wife, Shawna, announce the birth of
their daughter, Gabriella, on Oct. 23. Gino is a partner at NW
Investments in Gig Harbor, Wash.
(Nygren) Brock and her husband, Troy, announce the birth of
Austin Carl, on March 6. He joins Ethan, 4, and Andrew, 2.
Aaron and Rachel (Firman '95) Hubler announce the birth
of Cassandra Rose (picture), on Sept. 4.
CR: Erin (Koster) Fuller
and Marit (Rasmussen) Nierman
Daniel Mattson and his wife, Marianne, announce the birth
of Adeline Joy, on Nov. 4. Daniel is a nurse anesthetist at Bayne-Jones
Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk, La. He recently graduated
from the U.S. Army graduate program in anesthesia nursing and
passed the certification exam for nurse anesthetists. Daniel was
also recognized as the distinguished honor graduate of his class.
Doug and Marit (Rasmussen) Nierman announce the birth of
Gwyneth Margaretta, on June 6, 20 01. Marit is a teacher in the
Wenatchee (Wash.) School District and Doug is a stay-at-home dad.
Aaron Vance has a new position at America Online/Time Warner
(AOL/TW), U.S., as the new senior manager. He will be forming
and running a new international marketing analysis team, which
will require traveling to AOL/TW's 12 international partners.
Aaron will also assist in defining and implementing all the marketing
reports and analysis needs and requirements.
CR: Steve and Kim
(Nadon) Leifsen at 253-875-7915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Picard and Sidney Nicholson
were married on Sept. 29. Kristin is a financial coordinator for
Hurst Chiropractic and Sidney works for the State of Washington.
Kevin Marousek joined the Peace Corps. In June, he began
a three-month training program that will be followed by a two-year
commitment to serve in Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country (geographically)
in the world. Kevin is scheduled to live in Almaty, the country's
former capital and largest city, located near China. He will be
Christina Miethner has a new position as senior administrative
officer for the pension department staff of the Swedish National
Social Insurance Board.
and Jill (Zumbrunnen) Humphrey announce the birth of Natalie
Ann, on Aug. 18. She joins older sister, Riley Lynn, 2. David
completed a master's degree in education in March 2000. He is
a teacher in the Paradise School District in Modesto, Calif.
Kristin Mark was promoted to host her own show at KISS
106.1 FM radio in Seattle. Known on-air as "Kristin the Island
Girl," she can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. She
previously worked in various promotion/marketing and on-air positions
Vicky (Young) Schauer is in the master's degree in education
program at PLU. She was previously a substitute teacher in the
Peninsula School District.
Brandon Fix was the recipient of a 2001 Rising Star Award
from the Business Leaders of the Year program. He is the president
and CEO of Donation Depot in Tacoma, helping non-profit agencies
use the Internet as a fund-raising tool. Brandon is also chair
of the South Sound chapter of Washington Software Alliance and
works with Technology Consortium.
Joel Barnett and Heidy Peterson were married on Aug. 18,
2001 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Joel is employed by Washington
Mutual Bank and Heidi is a biologist for Seattle Public Utilities.
CR: Andrew and Stephanie (Merle) Tomlinson
Keith Dussell is training for the 2002 gay games in Sydney,
Australia. He will be throwing the discus in track and field.
Dorothy (Fowler) Fitts
died on Mar. 1.
Ruby Knutzen died on Jan. 24.
Lennard Axel Anderson died on
Margarethe (Bischof) Carson died
in August 2001.
Don D'Andrea died on Mar. 22.
Carl "Bud" Hatley died
on Feb. 8.
died in January.
John Szabo died on Sep. 28.
John Anders Wold died
on Dec. 21.
Lester LeRoy (Lee) Johnson
Ellen (Henry) Garrity died
on Jan. 13.
Dale Storaasli died on
Mikkel Thompson died on
Gary Smith died in March.
David Mohr died on Feb.
Glen Singleton died on
Judy (Enloe) Dubois died
on Sep. 19.
Debra Allison died on Jan.
Stein died on Mar. 20. Dr.
Stein was a member of PLU's School of Education faculty
from 1961 through 1981. His wife, Ariadne, two daughters,
six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren survive him.
Mae Gilbertson, died
on Mar. 9. Mae is survived by her husband, PLU facutly emeritus,
Gordon; son, Jan '65; daughters Sally Cowan
'73 and Rosemary Campbell '70; and seven grandchildren,
including Reed Campbell '96.
Florence Vedell, died
on Mar. 15. Florence was active in the PLU Women's Club
from 1967 to 1991, while her husband, Howard was on staff
Brandon Hardenbrook and Sonja
Anderson were married on July 28 in Spokane, Wash. David
Godtlibsen '97, Ryan Chandlee '97, and Robin Ober
'00 were in the wedding party. PLU Pastor Nancy Conner officiated.
Brandon is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Johnson &
Johnson. He was previously a captain in the U.S. Army. Sonja received
a master's degree in history from New Mexico State University.
She is now attending law school at the University of Washington.
They honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii.
Karyn D'Addio received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
degree, specializing in anesthesiology, on June 2. She has a one-year
internship in Largo, Fla., before beginning a three-year residency
at SUNY in Brooklyn, N.Y
CR: Shannon Herlocker and
Elisabeth (Burkhalter) Rosson and her husband, Marc, announce
the birth of Luke Maxwell, on July 31, 2001.
Harold (John) Burkholder received his commission as a naval
officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation
Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. His extensive
training included navigation, ship handling, engineering, naval
warfare, management, and leadership as well as a demanding daily
physical fitness program.
Kara (Workman) Klotz has a new position as media specialist
at Saint Martin's College in Olympia. She was previously at The
Chronicle in Centralia, Wash.
Brooke (Daehlin) Ells has a new position as program director
at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Kalispell, Mont. Brooke and
her husband, Aaron '97, live in nearby Lakeside.
Heidi Richardson and Gustavo Topete were married on Sept.
2 at Lake Meridian in Kent, Wash. Heidi works at IKEA and Gustavo
works at Las Margaritas. They live in Auburn, Wash.
Erin Sanesi and Timothy Cochell were married on July 14,
2001. Erin is a human resources representative for Starbucks Coffee
and Timothy is a production manager for Gage Industries. They
honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and make their home in
Raquel Fleming was accepted to New York University's School
of Communications in the fall of 2001.
CR: Julie Johnston and
Alice (Pell) Langehennig has recorded two CDs, "Quiet
Praise," a collection of meditative hymns and "Jubilant
Praise," a collection of jazz blues hymn arrangements. Alice
is also the music director at First United Methodist Church in
Eric Allert and Jenny Villarin '01 were married
on Aug. 18 in Folsom, Calif. Jenny is a nurse and Eric is the
director of youth and family ministry at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
in Olympia, Wash.
Krueger and Dakota Iverson '00 were married on Aug.
4 in Sammamish, Wash. Dakota teaches second grade in the Lake
Washington School District and David works in corporate real estate
for Shurgard Storage in Seattle. They live in Issaquah, Wash.
Ashley Little is a diagnostic medical sonographer at the
University of California, Davis, Medical Center.
Melissa Dreyer completed graduate school in Atlanta, Ga.,
in September. She moved to Boston in October and is a freelance
writer in the advertising industry.
CR: Ashley Orr
Emily Keys is a social service specialist for the State
of Oregon Department of Human Services and Child Welfare.
Mary Beth Leeper began a three-year Mennonite Central Committee
assignment in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where she will work with PRONATS,
a children's program. Mary Beth previously served with Habitat
for Humanity in Tijuana, Mexico. She is a member of Messiah Lutheran
Church in Auburn, Wash.
Jay Torgerson and Chenoah Klinefelter were married in Mount
Vernon, Wash., and now live in Beaverton, Ore., where Jay is an
investment representative at Edward Jones and Chenoah is a home
Kacie Bane has been the sole graphic designer and prepress
manager at Eagle Printing Graphic Design for the last year in
Richland, Wash. She was recently accepted to
the Master of Science in Design graduate program at Arizona State
University and will move to Phoenix to begin classes in the fall.
Luke Balash is doing well in the frozen north as a teacher
in the health department at North Pole (Alaska) High School.
Erik Wells is pursuing a doctor of chiropractic degree
at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo.
Katherine Graff graduated from the University of Washington,
Seattle, with a master's degree in social work in June 2001. She
is a social worker at Northwest Youth Services. Nathan Wolfe is
the owner of Trico Contracting in Burlington, Wash. Katherine
and Nathan are building their first home in Mount Vernon.
CR: Linda (Hutson)
Pyle and Keith Pranghofer
Kellenbeck and Matthew Cole were married on July 14,
2001 in Gresham, Ore. Betsy is a financial adviser assistant at
American Express Financial Services and Matthew is a band teacher
in the Bellingham (Wash.) School District.
Hutson and David Pyle '98 were married on Dec. 28 at
Westwood Baptist Church in Olympia. Jennifer McRae '01,
Heather Dewey '01, Ryan Enbom '98, Dave Urban
'98, Alex Sasser '98, and Carrie Loe '01 were
in the wedding party. Lute musicians performing at the wedding
included: Emily Murer '02, Annie Mastrodonato '02,
Justene Jeanotte '00, Ashley Wilson '01, and John
Wells '02. Linda and Dave honeymooned in Maui and are now
living in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Dave is an intern junior high
pastor and is attending Phoenix Seminary and Linda will teach
Michelle Pleny and John Eussen '00 were married
on Feb. 2 at St. James Catholic Church in Vancouver, Wash. Amy
(Crabtree '99) Gearhard, Anneliese Platzer '01, Sara
Wolbrecht '01, Maija Durr '01, Rayna Spies '01,
Jarrad Mock '99, and Christian Foreman '00 were
in the wedding party. Leah Orcutt '03 played the violin
and Michael Dailey '03 played the organ. Former and current
members of the Choir of the West also performed. Michelle and
John honeymooned in the Caribbean and are now living in Yakima,
Wash., where Michelle works in client relations and John is an
account executive, both at Quest Membership Services.
Stacie Lintvedt and Jason Hanson were married on Sept.
29 at Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax, Wash. Katherine Koch
'01, Emily Lentz '01, Erik Samuelson '01, and
Chris Duppenthaler '01 were in the wedding party. They
live in St. Louis where Stacie is studying for a master's degree
in social work at Washington University and Jason is a production
editor for Elsevier Science Publishing Company.
Woodard and Brian Black were married on July 29, 2001 at First
United Methodist Church in Tacoma. Whitney (Martin '01) Johnston
and Ashley Call '02 were in the wedding. Gretchen Hjelt
'02 was the vocalist. Courtney is a financial consultant at
Financial Consulting Solutions Group Inc. in Redmond, Wash., and
Brian is a student.
Jennifer Honigs and Thomas Hill Jr. were married on Aug.
11 at Hannah's Garden Inn in Spokane, Wash. Katie Weidmann
'01 was in the ceremony. Rob Rydberg '02, Alayne
Brown '02, Chris Ode '00, Don Early '01, Anne
Kalunian '02, Katie Olson '03, Alissa Olin '02,
Kellie Windenburg '02 and Cindy Geiger '01 were
guests. Jennifer is an eligibility clerk at West Corporation/Delta
Dental and Thomas is an assistant manager at Blockbuster. They
are living in Spokane.
Whitney Martin and Jeremy Johnston '99 were married
on July 21, 2001 in Portland, Ore. Amy Reed '01, Courtney
Black '01, Kate Babbo '02, Josh Johnston '97,
and Eric Arena '99 were in the wedding ceremony. Whitney
works in the School of Science and Engineering and Jeremy is a
law student, both at Seattle University. They live in Seattle.