Spring 2003


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Class Representative - Volly (Norby) Grande


Class Representative -Stan Willis

Goldene (Gerritz) Robinson died Sept. 15. Goldene was a retired teacher from the Bethel School District in Spanaway, Wash. She also received a master’s degree from PLU. Goldene was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, and their son, Lee. She is survived by her sons, Dwight and Bill; daughter, Lynne; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Class Representative - Volly (Norby) Grande

Wesley Gabrio died Aug. 21. After PLU, Wesley received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1946 and an M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army as deputy chief of obstetrics and gynecology. After his time in the military, Wesley practiced medicine in Seattle for 50 years, delivering approximately 7,000 babies. He was past president of the Washington State Obstetrical Association. Wesley was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Beverly. He is survived by his son, Robert; daughter, Janet; and one granddaughter.

Carol Snyder died Nov. 12. After PLU, Carol taught school in Washington on Fox Island, in Buckley and for many years in Puyallup. She was a member of the Puyallup First Baptist Church and sang in the choir. Carol was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She is survived by her brother, Robert Snyder.


Class Representative - Luella Toso Johnson


Class Representative - Annabelle Birkestol


Class Representative - Isabel (Harstad) Watness


Class Representative - Gerald Lider


Class Representative - Norene (Skilbred) Gulhaugen

Arnold Towe died Oct. 8. He was a neuroscientist, teacher, and researcher during his 50-year career at the University of Washington Medical School. He was a pioneer in his field and the recipient of numerous grants, including one of the longest running grants in the history of the National Institutes of Health. His work focused on the nervous system, brain circuitry, cerebral cortex and mathematical modeling. He also played classical guitar and was a skilled boxer. Arnold is survived by his wife, Laurie, and sisters, Ruth (Towe) Johnson ’47 and Valborg (Towe) Aakre ’49.

Gustaf Anderson died Nov. 12. After PLU, Gustaf taught in Spokane for three years before going to work in the trucking business. In 1972 he bought his brother’s blueberry farm, where he continued to work until his death. He was a member of the North American Blueberry Council and served as the chairman of the Washington Blueberry Commission. Gustaf is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Nieman ’46); four sons, Gerald ’70, Donald, Richard ’78, and David ’81; one brother, Albert; three sisters, Selma, Nina Larson ’41 and Anna ’47; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Class Representative - Luther Watness


Class Representative - Edna (Haglund) Dorothy

Robert Bischoff returned from Nairobi, Kenya, where he taught English as a second language at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology and Hope University from Sept. 23 to Nov. 8. The VISA mission was under the auspices of the Free Methodist Church.


Margaret (Winters) England and her husband, Lee, continue to live on their farm in West Virginia. They have sold all their Arabian horses and only have two dogs and three cats. Margaret had five-way bypass surgery in February 2002 and is doing very well.


Class Representative - Helen-Joanne (Enger) Olsen


Class Representative - Iver Haugen


Class Representative - Phyllis Grahn Carroll

Mary Estergreen Johnson is a volunteer at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osiijek, Croatia. She teaches English to seminary students from Croatia and other countries of the former Yugoslavia, as well as from Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria. She also has opportunities to preach in student chapel and in congregations. Mary’s permanent home is in Tacoma.


Class Representative – Ginny (Grahn) Haugen and Clarene (Osterli) Johnson

Norma Borgford is serving as interim pastor at Wilbur (Wash.) Lutheran Church. She is living in the parsonage.

Larry Eggan attended his 50th high school reunion in Spokane on Sept. 21. The next day he flew to Boston to hear his son defend his Ph.D. at MIT. His son has had breakthrough results in cloning mice and has two patents pending.


Class Representative - Carol (Bottemiller) Geldaker and Helen (Jordanger) Nordquist


Class Representative - Don Cornell and David Knutson

Jorgine Shapira is still working as a legal intern. She is also selling household products.


Class Representative - Alvin Dungan

Dorothy Cable died July 22. After PLU, Dorothy received a master’s degree from Washington State University. She was a librarian and teacher, most recently at West Hills Christian School in Portland, Ore. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her daughter, Joan ’66; son, John; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Don Douglas died Nov. 1. After PLU, Don earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. His teaching career included Pennsylvania State University, Wartburg College, California Lutheran University, the University of Washington and Trinity College in Issaquah, Wash., where he helped to acquire the campus and establish the Providence Point retirement community. He also trained students at Operation Nightwatch, one night a week for 14 years, in downtown Seattle. Don is survived by his wife of 42 years, Louise; his children, Scott, Christopher, and Katie; and seven grandchildren.


Philip Erlander retired from his position as pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. He served as a pastor for 28 years. His previous calls included Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley, Calif., and St. Philips Lutheran Church in Pacoima, Calif.


Class Representative - Ron Lerch

Chuck Larson died on Sept. 11. After PLU, Chuck went to the University of Southern California, where he studied vertebrate biology and participated in a research program aboard a vessel in the Antarctic Ocean. He later worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game before obtaining a teaching degree, retiring from teaching in 1989. Chuck and his wife, Kay, also lived in Haifa, Israel, for a year and a half, serving the Baha’i Faith, including restoring 18 stained glass windows in the Holy Shrine at the Baha’i World Center. Chuck is survived by his wife, five children and 15 grandchildren.


Class Representative - Dixie (Likkel) Matthias


Class Representative - Paula (Heyer) Billings and Judy Perry

Gloria (Reinertson) Koll co-authored two books published by Pilgrim Press, "Daughters Arise! A Christian Retreat Resource for Girls Approaching Womanhood," and "Daughters Arise!
A Journal for Girls Approaching Womanhood." They are based on her five summers presenting retreats for girls and their mothers or mentors. Gloria’s husband, Bill ’63; daughter, Karen ’93; son, Rob ’96; and daughter-in-law, Melissa (Davis ’98) , make them an all-PLU family. Gloria and Bill recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary and live on Whidbey Island, Wash.


Class Representative - Kathy (Taylor) Edlund

Stan Hoobing and his wife, Carol, moved to Boise, Idaho, where he is the interim pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Gary Sund and Denice Irish were married Sept. 28 in Sequim, Wash. Gary is an attorney and Denice is a social worker. The couple honeymooned in New Orleans and the Caribbean.


Class Representative - Jack Oliver

Pat (Morrison) Syron is back at Moscow (Idaho) High School working with special education students. She was previously in Hawaii for 10 years.

Franklin and JoAnne (Hagen ’69) Johnson moved to the Oregon Coast after Frank retired. Frank now supervises student teachers as an adjunct professor at Pacific University. He is also a wine steward at a local establishment. JoAnne retired from senior services in Portland and is looking for part-time social work in the North Coast area.


Class Representative - Angie (Nicholson) Magruder

Barry Stewart died Sept. 6. After PLU, Barry received a master of arts degree from the University of Washington. He taught for 31 years and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1990. Barry was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his adopted son, Chris, one grandson, one brother and two sisters.


Class Representative - Michael Ford


Class Representative - Rose (Lanes) Steiner

Doug Anderson has a new position as manager and bookkeeper for the McMinnville (Ore.) Area Chamber of Commerce. He previously owned Anderson Brothers Jewelers in McMinnville. He has also worked as a seasonal tax-preparer for 10 years.

Sharon (Gransee) O’Brien died July 29. After PLU, Sharon taught school until 1981, when she became a court clerk for Marin County, Calif. Sharon is survived by two children.


Class Representative Lois (Wehmann) LaCuran

Ric Swenson moved from Woodstock, Vt., to San Antonio, Texas, to manage Fine Art Tile Enterprises. Ric’s daughter, Larraby, graduated with a music degree from Bennington College last year.


Class Representative - Joseph Hustad Jr.

Robert Shaw died Sept. 26. After PLU, Robert was a teacher and head of special education at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Wash., retiring several years ago. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Donna; and son, Michael.

Joyce (Viele) Gregory died April 26, 2002 from inflammatory breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Stephen ’72, a network administrator at SERRV International in New Windsor, Md.

Mark and Sheri (Stein) Scholz live in Albuquerque, N.M., where Mark is a fund-raising director at IFS and Sheri works for BIA.


Class Representative - Pam (Weeks) Russell


Class Representative - Nikki Martin

John Oberg has a new position as director of education sales at Lesson Lab, Inc.


Class Representative - Dave Johnson

Gene Sharratt retired from his position as superintendent of the North Central Educational Service District in Wenatchee, Wash., where he served for 11 years. After receiving a master’s degree at PLU, he earned a doctorate from Washington State University. He taught for nine years, and then became an elementary school principal, an assistant superintendent and superintendent. Gene and his wife, Carol, are building a home in Cle Elum, Wash.

Connie (Cook) Britt died Oct. 19. Connie was a teacher at Brooklake Elementary. She co-developed the "Love and Honor" curriculum, which became the foundation for a nationally recognized youth abstinence education program called "Operation Teen Respect." She was her children’s biggest fan in their sports activities and their lives. Connie is survived by her husband, Mark; children, Kendra, Matthew and Caitlin; mother, Elaine Cook ’76; brothers, Steven ’76, and Keith ’76; and sister, Teri.

David Schnur and Ronald Nelson ’75 celebrated their 25th anniversary with family and friends in October. Ron is a trustee at the Long Beach (Calif.) Museum of Art and David is director of human resources at CDM Engineers Constructors Inc., in Irvine, Calif.


Class Representative - Ed Voie

Dennis Jaraczeski is a commercial loan officer at Banner Bank in Renton, Wash. He lives in Kent, Wash., with his wife, Roxann, and daughter, Jessica.

Adrian Kalil represented the San Diego Swim Masters and DSST and brought home seven top-ten finishes for the U.S.A. at the Games in Sydney, Australia, in November. He earned a gold medal in the men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay, setting a new IGLA/Games record by over 30 seconds and a silver medal in the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay. He also placed fourth in the 200 freestyle and in the 4 x 50 medley relay. The games were held at the Olympic complex and included 1,340 swimmers from 25 countries. Adrian is a staff anesthetist with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Portland, Ore.


Class Representative - Gary Powell

Betty Vellias died Oct. 8. After receiving a master’s degree in education from PLU, Betty began her teaching career in the Vashon Island (Wash.) School District. She moved to the Bethel School District, where she stayed for 30 years. Betty retired in 1990 as assistant superintendent for elementary education. She spent her retirement years traveling with her husband of 44 years, Christ. She is survived by her husband, three children and seven grandchildren.

Sallie Wenzen died Oct. 15. Sallie came to PLU after having five children. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PLU, taught in several capacities and concluded her career in the Bethel School District in Spanaway, Wash. She was a volunteer at Camp Leo Juvenile Diabetes camp and a member of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church. Sallie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dr. John Wenzen; four sons and one daughter; and seven grandchildren.

Rick Wells has a new position as interim principal at Shelton (Wash.) High School. He was an assistant principal at Shelton since 1997.

Ward Weaver was recently promoted to social worker 4 at the Department of Social and Health Services in Bremerton, Wash.


Class Representative - Leigh Erie and Joan (Nelson) Mattich

Claudia Riiff Finseth’s Scandinavian holiday-tradition story, "Lucia," was published in the December issue of Cricket, the award-winning literary magazine for children. Claudia has published many articles and a book related to the cultural traditions of Scandinavia.


Kirk Nelson is vice president of policy and law at Qwest, Washington, since 1999.

Bruce Neswick, canon for music at St. Philip’s Episcopal Cathedral in Atlanta, recently played hymn festivals for the Nashville chapter of the American Guild of Organists and for Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, the latter in celebration of that institution’s 150th anniversary. For the Louisville event, Bruce wrote a hymn-anthem setting of the Kentucky Harmony tune "Bray," with new words by Thomas Troeger. In mid-October, Bruce conducted a diocesan choral festival in Houston, for which he wrote an anthem, "I Appeal to You."

Trina Anderson is looking for fellow nursing classmates (still in nursing or not) who graduated in May, August or December of 1978. She is also looking forward to a 25th reunion event.


Class Representative - David and Teresa (Hausken) Sharkey

Wayne Anthony taught English at Chengdu College of Education in China this fall as a participant in a teacher exchange program between Edmonds Community College and Chengdu College of Education.


Class Representative - Phil Waldner


Marta (Cronholm) Runnels and her husband, Rick, moved to Cincinnati in 1988. Rick is a 757 captain with Delta Airlines and Marta is a part-time public relations associate at St. Ursula Villa, where her daughters, Carlyn, 12, and Caylie, 9, attend school.

Edna Giesler and Larry Staerkel were married Nov. 9. Edna works at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Mike Kintner is the new vice president and loan officer of NCW Community Bank in Wenatchee, Wash. He is a 1997 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, a 1992 graduate of Northwest Intermediate Commercial Lending School, and holds a master’s degree in International Management from the University of Denver.


Class Representative - Paul Collard


Class Representative - David Olson

Stephanie (Nelson) Mantey has a new position as a human resource representative at Kyocera America, Inc. She was previously the human resource manager at AVX where she worked for 16 years. AVX, a subsidiary of Kyocera, closed their Vancouver, Wash., location.

David and Wendy (Vermeer) Housholder and their 13-year-old son, Lars, live in Huntington Beach, Calif., where David is the new senior pastor at Grace Lutheran Church.

Mike McNamara moved from Everett, Wash., back to Anchorage, Alaska, where he started a private practice in hand, orthopaedic surgery. He is also involved in men’s ministry and enjoys his family and the outdoors. Mike and his wife, Joanne, have three children, Kirsten, 13, Shannon, 7, and Jacob, 6.

Ron Anderson accepted a transfer with Therapeutic Associates Inc., to Liberty Lake, Wash. As the regional director, he heads the new division. Ron and his wife, Becky (Babington ’81), now live in Liberty Lake, a suburb of Spokane, with their four children, Max, 13, Jake, 10, Sam, 5, and Bryn, 2.

Sharon Friedrich has a new position as senior associate attorney at McKinley & Irvin, PLLC. Her practice focuses on complex family law litigation. Sharon was previously at Hermes Law Firm in Everett, Wash.
Douglas Rogelstad and Theresa Mason were married Aug. 30 in Portland, Ore. Douglas is the systems administrator and Theresa is in charge of scheduling home health nurses, both at Legacy Hospitals.


Class Representative - Mark Christofferson

Steve Lucky is a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force. He was transferred from Offutt AFB in Omaha, Neb., where he served as the executive assistant to the deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, and assigned to Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Mont., where he lives with his wife, Cheryl (Ulleland ’83), and two daughters.


Class Representative - Janet (Olden) Regge

Steven Weston and his wife, Evelyn, are serving as co-pastors at First Lutheran Church in Renville, Minn. They have three sons, Samuel, 9, Benjamin, 7, and Jonathan, 3.

Herbert Becker is a pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in retina surgery. His other work interests include pediatric trauma, HIV, premature babies and tumors. Herbert and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of 4-year-old twins, Madison and Crosby.

Scott Higgins was recently assigned commander of the U.S. Naval Station at Rota, Spain. He was previously the executive officer at the Naval base at Port Heuneme, Calif., for four years. Scott and his wife, Louise (MacDonald ’85), are the parents of three sons and one daughter.

Leanne (Galati) Davis accepted a position as senior economist with Seattle Public Utilities in June. She is responsible for all financial planning for Seattle’s drainage and wastewater utility. Leanne and her husband, Antonio, have two children, Matias, 4, and Elena, 1.


Class Representative - Darren Hamby

Dan Lee died Oct. 21. Dan received a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from St. Martins College in Olympia before coming to PLU and earning an MBA. He worked for Weyerhaeuser for 21 years, his last position as an engineering project manager. His many interests included fishing, sports, music and
especially his family and friends. Dan is survived by his wife of 24 years, Janet, and two daughters, Mikkel and Brenna.

Brian Steves is the band and orchestra director at Kamiak High School in the Mukilteo (Wash.) School District. In November, his 188 member marching band was one of 12 bands selected from more than 300 bands that completed the exhaustive application process to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The parade is televised and watched by more than 65 million people. Kamiak was the first Washington state band to participate in the parade. Brian has been at Kamiak since 1993.

Mark Miner died Oct. 9. After PLU, Mark worked in Tacoma and Seattle before returning to Philomath, Ore., to join the family real estate appraisal business. In 1998, he moved to Eugene, Ore., to work as a Web designer, returning to Corvallis in 1999 as a Macintosh computer consultant and freelance Web designer. Mark served on the board of directors of the Macintosh Computer User Group; he also enjoyed swimming, surfing, triathlons and photography. Mark married Katherine Vickers in July 2001. He is survived by his wife, and son, Kai.


Yunus Yusoff is the senior lecturer in the computer science and IT department at the local university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After PLU, he worked as a production supervisor at Hewlett-Packard in Malaysia for a short time. Yunus then returned to PLU where he completed a master’s degree. His previous position was as the IS security quality assurance manager at a bank in Malaysia.

Shelley (Johnson) and Shawn ’89 Langston moved to Sequim, Wash., where Shawn has a new position as principal at Sequim High School and Shelley is the director of special services. They have two daughters, Brittany, in ninth grade and Kelsey, in seventh grade.


Class Representative - Lisa (Hussey) Ferraro

Cullin (McBride) Contino and her husband, Mark, moved to the East Bay area of California, where Mark is the marketing manager for TopCon Positioning Systems and Cullin is a neuroscience specialist for Bristol-Myers Squibb.


Class Representative - Sean Neely and Angel Vahsholtz-Anderson


Shana (Weatherly) Osmer is a consultant for Creative Memories, teaching scrapbooking techniques and selling albums and supplies.

Scott Faulkner and Andrea Lenz were married Oct. 26 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Reno. Scott is the executive director of the Reno Chamber Orchestra. He was named one of the top 10 business leaders in the state under the age of 40, by the Nevada Business Journal in the October issue. Andrea is an associate professor of music at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Jeremy Desel was honored with four Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in December. His investigative report, "Nylabone," led to a national product recall. This year, Jeremy was also named "Texas Television Reporter of the Year" by the Houston Press Club and honored with a Dallas Press Club "Katie" award. Jeremy lives in Houston and is beginning his fifth year with KHOU-TV, a CBS affiliate.

Angela Schaer and Timothy Kaufmann ’90 were married Nov. 2 at Meadowcreek Golf Resort in New Meadows, Idaho. Angela is an attorney at Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock, Fields, Chtd., and Timothy is a small business owner.


Karen Lee and Glenn Young were married May 25 at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Mary Marsh ’91, David "Beek" Hanson ’91, Karl Swenson ’91, Renate DeWees Sorg ’91, Ron Crump ’91, Kaaren (Goeller ’92) Bloom , Bill Bloom ’90, Abe Beeson ’93, and Jim Hansen ’90 attended the wedding. Karen is a senior client services representative at Management Research Group in Portland, Maine.

Kelly Shepherd is an assistant principal in the Mukilteo (Wash.) School District.
Teddy Rieke is a new member of the Cascade School Board in Leavenworth, Wash. She is also a substitute teacher in the district. Previously she was a teacher at Upper Valley Co-op Preschool for three years.

Brian Watson is artist in residence at Clear Creek Elementary School in Silverdale, Wash. He teaches art to first- through sixth-grade students. He also continues his professional art career as a sculptor and painter.

Melanie Herrett recently changed her last name to Saint James. She completed her doctor of ministry degree in spiritual formation at Azusa (Calif.) Pacific University.


Class Representative - Dan Lysne and Catherine Overland

Ann Huber and Dave Taylor were married Aug. 31 in Marshall, Minn. They live in San Diego, where Dave is a mechanical design engineer at Solar Turbines, Inc. and Ann is perfecting her surfing skills after completing her master’s degree in August. They plan to return to Seattle.

David Benson is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He recently completed the Officer Indoctrination Course at the Officer Indoctrination School, Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I.

Clark Halvorson competed in the grueling Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in October. He finished 278th out of 1,455 finishers, including professionals, from around the world. Only 1,600 triathletes of more than 50,000 hopefuls qualify for the world championship. Clark qualified at the Ironman Canada in August, where his daughters, Emily and Maia, were able to cross the finish line with him. Clark’s wife, Jenny (Robinson ’95) , was on the sidelines to cheer him on at the end of the Hawaii race, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. His time was 10 hours, 14 minutes and 46 seconds. Clark is an environmental specialist for the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and Jenny is a teacher. They live in Olympia.


Alan Lee is teaching science and physical education at Hawkins Middle School in the North Mason School District in Shelton, Wash.

Scott Lester received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix last fall. He and his wife, Stephanie Page-Lester, recently moved to Issaquah, Wash.

Amy Brizee and Justin Bradley were married Aug. 24 in Bend, Ore. Amy and Justin are community justice officers for the Deschutes County (Ore.) Juvenile Department.


Class Representative - Steve and Kim (Nadon) Leifsen

Steven Cook and Rachel Jones were married Nov. 2. Heidi Stout ’98, Lori Grimberg, Jenny (Chase) Myers ’00, Erik Larson ’96, Brian Anderson ’97, Kevin Myers ’00, Stephen Schubert ’95 & ’96, Bruce Story ’94, Jay Torgerson ’00, Andy Grimberg ’98, and Jeremy Cook were in the wedding party. Steven and Rachel live in Tacoma.


Class Representative - Andrew and Stephanie (Merle) Tomlinson

Hanna Peterson received a master’s of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., on June 15, 2002. She was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church, USA, on Dec. 1, at College Place Presbyterian Church in Walla Walla, Wash., and installed as the new associate pastor at Hollister (Calif.) First Presbyterian Church on Dec. 8.

Corie Roberts has a new position as physical education teacher in the Enumclaw (Wash.) School District. She was previously at Sumner (Wash.) High School.

Mark Brannfors was promoted to Microsoft systems administrator at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Brian Walker and his wife, Sara, live in Boise, Idaho, with their son, Isaac, 1. Brian is a social studies teacher at Timberline High School.

David Quiggle and Valerie Bunge were married Nov. 9 in Seattle. David is a police officer and Valerie works at AT&T Wireless.

Stacey Broderson and Brian Zuber were married April 27 at Newcastle (Wash.) Golf and Country Club. Janel (Broderson) McFeat ’99, Kristi (Benson ’97) Repp , Joy (Zumbrunnen ’96) Ross , Jill (Zumbrunnen) Humphrey ’96, Ryan Broderson ’96, Amanda Cheatham and Heather Cheatham were in the wedding party. Stacey is the charter seat coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks and Brian is COO of Silver Cloud Inns and Hotels. They live in Kirkland, Wash.

Erica (Wood) Row received a master’s degree in music from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan, N.Y., in May. She is auditioning for apprenticeships with regional opera companies and is planning to give a recital in New York in the fall.

Lisa (Treadwell) Lawrence and her husband, Josh, own Southern Crosse, a wine import/export brokerage company.


Class Representative - Shannon Herlocker

Misty (Banks) Smith is the new head girls’ basketball coach at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup. She is also a teacher and the girls’ track and field coach.

Bethany Barham and Troy Nyholm were married June 15 at the United Methodist Church in Redmond, Wash. Bethany is a research assistant at the University of Washington and Troy is a pilot.

Michael Halter and Dana Robertson were married April 6, 2002, in Redmond, Wash. Michael is an independent consultant for the Idaho Department of Water Resources and Dana is working on her master’s degree in public affairs. She is also a public affairs coordinator for the Lee Pesky Learning Center.

Bethany Daugherty and Jonathan Tilley were married in Denmark Nov. 9.

Jessica Ross and Dan Shaw were married May 18 at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee, Wash. Natasha Morrisson ’99 and Bethany Barham ’98 were in the wedding party. Jessica is an environmental coordinator for the City of Wenatchee and Dan works at Farwest Iron Works.


Class Representative - Karlene Miles

Elizabeth Kinney received an LL.B. degree from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Victoria, British Columbia, in May 2002.

Marissa Ling and Bryan Vanderslice were married Sept. 8 in Las Vegas. A reception will follow in Honolulu. Marissa is a claims adjuster at State Farm Insurance and Bryan is an operations manager.

Todd Hughes joined the tax division at Hughes Panagiotu, P.S., a Tacoma-based retirement plan administration and CPA firm. He will practice in qualified retirement plan research and plan design. Todd recently graduated from Gonzaga Law School.

Mandy Mainard and Alex Englund were married June 29 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, Wash. The wedding party included Sommer Everson ’00 and Kelli Mainard ’97. Mandy is a kindergarten teacher in the Sedro-Woolley (Wash.) School District and Alex works at Skagit Ford and Subaru in Burlington.

Melissa Holcomb and Jeff Priester ’00 were married Oct. 19 in Colbert, Wash. Adam Shantz ’00 was in the wedding party. Melissa is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is working as a registered nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center. Jeff is a residential electronics systems designer at Design Systems, Ltd. They live in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.

Keith Pulley and Renée Rutledge were married Aug. 10 in Portland, Ore. Rob Resendez ’00 and Scott Schuler ’00 were in the wedding party. Keith received an MBA from Willamette University and is underemployed and looking for a job in the Portland area. Renée is a student.

Angela O’Brien was promoted to page department coordinator for Audiences Unlimited at Universal Studies. They coordinate the audience for most sitcoms and award shows including "Friends," "Will and Grace," and "The American Music Awards."

Cathy Harper and Dan Shaffer were married May 11, 2002, in Puyallup. Cathy is a senior auditor at Moss Adams LLP in Seattle and Dan is a controller.

Ann Cordts and Mark Woodard were married Nov. 2, in Auburn, Wash. They are stationed at New River Marine Air Station near Jacksonville, N.C., where Mark is a pilot for the U.S. Marines. They recently bought a new house and plan to live there for three years.

Collette Broady and Joshua Preiss were married March 16, 2002, in Minneapolis. Lauren Woodside ’00, Katrina (Schwartz ’00) Erickson, Jacob Broady ’01, and Stacey Schadler ’01 participated in the ceremony. Collette is an intern pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Franklin Park, Ill., and Joshua is a Ph.D. student in philosophy.

Angie Lucas and Matt Hayes were married July 6 at Oregon City Evangelical Church. Camilla Fredrikson ’99, Rachael (Radek ’00) Urban , and Kristin Ross ’00 were bridesmaids. Erika (Bennett ’99) Lucas and Dave Urban ’00 also participated in the ceremony.

Heide Humiston and Justin Maschhoff were married July 14 in Tacoma. Heide is a teacher and Justin is a biologist and technical specialist at Forest Concepts, LLC.


Class Representative - Ashley Orr

Jenelle (Durkee) Mazzoncini is a hair designer at Caruh Salon & Spa and her husband, Joey, is a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. They live in Seattle.

Corey Dunn received a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon in June. He is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon.

Shayna Cusack and Maco Hamilton were married July 19 in Vancouver, Wash. Betsy Ruud ’00, Tharen Michael ’00, Whitney Freed ’01, Amy Friedrich ’00, and Holly Peterson ’01 were in the wedding. Shayna is a fourth-grade teacher in the Kalama (Wash.) School District and Maco is the youth coordinator at Mt. View High School. They honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico.

Nicholas Baeth completed his master of science degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2001. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics at UNL and was the winner of the UNL Emeritus Faculty Fellowship for the 2001-2002 school year.

Katherine (Peloza) Baeth completed a master’s degree in music performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in August. She is teaching private flute lessons and is the editorial assistant for the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

Amy Schouten and Kevin Green were married Sept. 28 in Seattle. Rebecca Wells ’01, Ruth Ann Hagglund Rouse ’99, and Yeilyn Serrano ’99 were in the wedding party. Kevin is a composer

Heather Hochhalter and Satoshi Shimoji were married Aug. 17 at Robinswood House in Bellevue, Wash. Kathleen Pizzolatto ’99 and Take Sato were in the wedding party. Heather is a rehabilitation services aide at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Satoshi is a software engineer at Pioneer Technologies in Olympia.

Tim O’Neill is a product manager for Salton, Inc., a housewares company in Lake Forest, Ill. Their products include the George Foreman Grill, Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo licensed products

Brandy L’Roy is a registered nurse in surgical specialties at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Suzanne Sampson is a combat information center and electronic warfare officer
in the U.S. Navy

Nate Grygorcewicz has a new position teaching social studies in the Shelton (Wash.) School District. He previously taught in the Tumwater (Wash.) School District

Joy Barber is serving with Literacy AmeriCorps. She teaches citizenship and English as a second language classes at the Chinese Information and Service Center in the International District of Seattle

Jeffrey Priester and Melissa Holcomb ’99 were married Oct. 19 in Colbert, Wash. Adam Shantz ’00 was in the wedding party. Jeffrey designs and installs electronic systems at Design Systems, Ltd., and Melissa is a registered nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii


Class Representative - Keith Pranghofer and Linda (Hutson) Pyle

Linda Dauer and Travis Irish were married June 9, 2001. Linda is a health and art teacher in the Copenhagen (N.Y.) School District and Travis is a staff sergeant in the U.S. military.

JoAnne Landis and Daniel Buhl were married Aug. 31 in Tacoma. JoAnne is a teacher in the Federal Way (Wash.) School District.

Emily Lentz and Kyle Grunenfelder were married July 6 in Puyallup. Emily is a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, and Kyle is a teacher in the Bethel School District.

Kara Zander died Nov. 26 of carbon monoxide poisoning. Kara most recently worked at the Academic Book Center in Portland, Ore., and looked forward to taking graduate courses to reach her goal to be an elementary school counselor. She is survived by her parents, Glen ’71 and Cecilia (Satterthwait ’73) Zander and two brothers, Joel and Jeremy.

Camilla Fjeldstad and Daryl Miller were married July 9 in Portage, Wis. Camilla is a translator and interpreter, and Daryl is a hot end technician.

Katrina Richardson and Scott Butler were married March 23, 2002, in Winthrop, Wash. Katrina is a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital and Scott is a firefighter, both in Spokane, Wash. They recently bought their first home.

Ryan Dirks received a master’s degree in sports medicine from Oregon State University and Tiffany (Willingham ’01) Dirks received a master’s degree in education from Western Oregon University, both in 2002. Tiffany is a special education reading specialist at Dayton Elementary School and Ryan is working on his Ph.D. in sports medicine at Oregon State University.

Courtney Manar-Garnett and Felix Angeles were married July 21. Courtney is a social worker at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Felix is a student.


Class Representatives - Nicholas Gorne and Brian Riehs

Tyler Kalberg is an account coordinator at JayRay, a communications consulting agency, with offices in Seattle and Tacoma.

Michael Dailey has a new position as organist at St. John the Evangelist Church in West Chester, Ohio. St. John’s is a Catholic parish of more than 2,400 families, a choir, and a beautiful pipe organ and piano.

Elisabeth McLain and Michael Saulibio were married April 26, 2002, at Point Defiance Lodge in Tacoma. Elisabeth works in Environmental Services at PLU, and Michael is a second lieutenant and nurse in the U.S. Army.

Colleen Lorenz is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) as a program assistant at St. Joseph Center/Bread & Roses Café in Venice, Calif. The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is the oldest and largest Catholic lay volunteer program in the U.S. Jesuit Volunteers commit themselves for one year to the four tenets of the JVC: spirituality, simple living, community and social justice.

Dahli Langer is a Teen PRIDE advocate for family and children’s services in the PRIDE Program in Minneapolis. PRIDE helps women and teens get out of prostitution through advocacy and supportive services. She recently purchased a condominium in downtown Minneapolis.

Future Lutes

Dawn (McCalley) Darby and her husband, Paul, announce the birth of Cessalie Margaret on Oct. 13. She joins Ashleigh, 7, William, 6, Philip, 4, and Haylee, 3.

Rebecca (Torvend) Rainsberger and her husband, Frank, announce the birth of their first child, Rex Torvend, on Oct. 21.

Knut Torvik and Michele Larson announce the birth of their first child, Cecilia, on May 1. They recently transferred to Houston where Knut works for ConocoPhillips.

Kathy (Ebel) Perlot and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of Justin Brandt on Nov. 8. Kathy is a teacher at Hanford Middle School in Richland, Wash.

Joseph Tobiason and his wife, Parthenia, announce the birth of Evan Joseph on Dec. 8. Joseph is a research scientist at Micro Encoder, Inc., in Kirkland, Wash. Parthenia has left her practice as a family physician to be a stay-at-home mom.

David and Karen (Durham ’90, ’96) Harkness announce the birth of Christina Rose on May 23, 2002. She joins Sarah Leanne, 5. David is a police officer for the City of Lake Forest Park (Wash.), and Karen teaches private violin lessons.

Lisa (Norris) Lampe and Calvin Lampe announce the birth of Rory Arthur on Sept. 16. He joins Ethan, 3. Lisa is taking a long maternity leave. She will return to work, part-time, as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Calvin is a fifth-grade teacher at Englewood Elementary in Salem.

Mary Eun and her husband, John, announce the birth of their daughter, Danica Gracie, on Nov. 18. Mary is a supply chain manager for Weyerhaeuser Company in Naperville, Ill.

Cynde (Laur) Rivers and her husband, Darren, announce the birth of their son, Tallin Kai, on Nov. 22. Tallin joins a brother, Kele Tamas, 1. Darren was recently hired at the Tacoma Fire Department as a firefighter and Cynde continues as the EMS coordinator at MultiCare Medical Center. Cynde also wrote the chapter on communicable diseases in the recently published textbook, "Pediatric Core Curriculum."

Kristin (Carlile) Houle announces the birth of her daughter, Natalie Erin, on Aug. 31. She joins Madeleine, 2.

Paal Ryan and his wife, Liz, announce the birth of their son, Matthew Angelo, on July 26. Paal is the head of the mechanical engineering department at T.E. Inc., a mechanical and electrical consulting firm in Renton, Wash.

Beth Vorderstrasse and Eric Phillips ’87 announce the birth of Annika Margaret on Aug. 25, 2001. Beth and Eric both work at Washington State University.

Jane (Stewart) Bjork and her husband, Kevin, announce their adoption of Brody Christian, who was born in Romania on Feb. 14, 2001. He joins Ally Jane, born in Bulgaria on May 7, 2001.

Katy (O’Connor) and Steve Vitcovich ’89 announce the birth of Benjamin Patrick on June
25, 2001. Katy is the vice president of human resources at URM Stores, Inc., and Steve is the general manager of J. Curry and Associates both in Spokane, Wash.

Jan (Hodenstad) Stemple and her husband, Ed, announce the birth of Luke Nathan on Feb. 21, 2002.

Kimberly (Labes) and Joseph King ’92 announce the birth of Joshua David on Nov. 14. He joins Katrina, 4, and James, 2. Joseph teaches high school math, and Kimberly is enjoying her time away from the office.

John Ralston and his wife, Tonya, announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Sadie, on Aug. 13.

Greg Felton and his wife, Ann, announce the birth of Margaret Greta on Oct. 13. Greg also received the 25-year Purple Award from the University of Washington Diabetes Care Center.

Susan (Weiss) Walker and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Julia Grace on Sept. 25.

Jill (Felgenhauer) Williamson and her husband, Dave, announce the birth of Mason Ray on Nov. 9.

Steve and Jennifer (Pearson) Cooper announce the birth of Adam James on Oct. 20. He joins Ryan, 2. Heidi (Porter) Stenzel and her husband, Casey, announce the birth of Cade Alexander on Nov. 7. Heidi is a stay-at-home mom and Casey works for Microsoft.

Larry Deal and Lisa Simonsen announce the birth of Keith Robert on Sept. 19. He joins Bruce Lorence, 2.

Julie (Kraft) Nock and her husband, Brad, announce the birth of Dean Dale on July 11. Julie stays home with Dean and Brad is a middle school history teacher. They live in Louisville, Colo.

Mark Van Beek and his wife, Carrie, announce the birth of Maxwell James in March 2002. He joins Shalyn, 8, and Kendra, 8.

Trina (Durham) Peters and her husband, Perry, announce the birth of Kelson Matthew on May 24. Trina is on leave from the Enumclaw (Wash.) School District and Perry is a sales representative for Nu-Ray Metals in Auburn.

Lisa (Gilman) Swanson and her husband, Don, announce the birth of Delaney Theresa on Aug. 23. She joins Donnie, 16, and Jordan, 14.

Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young and Jeffrey Young announce the birth of Braden Jeffrey on July 9.

Heidi Worthen Gamble and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of Hannah Elizabeth on Oct. 21, 2001.

Ed Grogan and his wife, Kathy, announce the birth of Quinn on Feb. 14, 2002, on the island of Maui. In April 2002, they returned to the mainland to raise Quinn near family and friends. They recently completed their home in Gig Harbor, Wash., and Ed transferred his financial planning practice back to Tacoma.

Val and Kristine (Johnson) Meyer announce the birth of Kyle Matthew on May 8. He joins Jessica, 2. Val works for Washington Mutual’s Capital Markets Group in Seattle.

Brian and Justine (Kroehl ’96) Peterson announce the birth of Karli Jean on May 15, 2002. She joins Marcus Roy, 2. Brian also received the 2002 Teacher of the Year award from the Auburn (Wash.) School District. He is also the wrestling coach.

Kristen (Vold) Jaudon and her husband, David, announce the birth of their first child, Emily Lynn, on April 6, 2002. Kristen is a freelance copy editor/proofreader and stay-at-home mom. The Jaudons live in Ballston Spa, N.Y.

Aaron Linerud and his wife, Jenna, announce the birth of their son, Aidan Hunter, on Sept. 5. Aaron works in sales at White Water Forest Products in Spokane. Jenna is an emergency room social worker at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They purchased a new home in September.

Trent and Kimberly (Carl ’97) Erickson announce the birth of Elyse "Ellie" Jean, on Aug. 16.

Mike and Kristen (Buckley ’96) Lee announce the birth of Michael Owen Lee on Aug. 22. He joins William Grant, 2. Kristen received her master’s degree in education from Washington State University in December 2002 and is a teacher in the Kennewick (Wash.) School District. Mike is a reporter at the Tri-City Herald.

Tonya (Pasinetti) McGowan and husband, Ryan, announce the birth of Elli Marie on March 19, 2002.

Curt and Rachelle (Snowdon) Mulder announce the birth of their son, Jordan Curtis, on June 15. Rachelle is an urgent care specialist at Spokane Mental Health and Curt has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Trinity International University in Chicago.

Andrea (Campbell) and Aaron McCarty ’97 announce the birth of Ellie Grace on June 16, Father’s Day, 2002. Andrea is a firstgrade teacher in the Camas School District. She also recently completed her master’s degree in reading and literacy. Aaron is a product manager for Boise Distribution. They live in Vancouver, Wash., where they purchased their first home.

Chyl Helms and David Smart announce the birth of their son, Amoruso David, on July 4. Chyl is a registered nurse at Tobago Regional Hospital on the island of Tobago, West Indies. She is taking time off to be home full-time.

Karen (Leikem) and Lance Kenmore ’99 announce the birth of their son, Mason
Clarence Edward, on June 20.

John Allen and Sarah (Nicholson ’01) Hires announce the birth of Nehemiah Philip on Nov. 9. John Allen works with adolescents as a social worker for the State of Washington and Sarah tele commutes part-time for Youth for Christ foster care and is a stay-at-home mom.

In Memorium

Goldene (Gerritz) Robinson died Sept. 15.

Wesley Gabrio died Aug. 21.

Carol Snyder died Nov. 12.

Frank Evancich
died Sept. 25.

Arnold Towe
died Oct. 8.

Gustaf Anderson died Nov. 12.

Don Douglas
died Nov. 1.

Dorothy Cable died July 22.

Chuck Larson
died Sept. 11.

Valeria McCreedy
died Oct. 20.

Ervin Marlow died in November.

Barry Stewart died Sept. 6.

Sharon (Gransee) O’Brien died July 29.

Joseph Bushnell died Nov. 9.

Cathy (Herzog) Pedersen died Oct. 6.

Robert Shaw died Sept. 26.

Joyce (Viele) Gregory died April 26, 2002

Connie (Cook) Britt died Oct. 19.

Betty Vellias
died Oct. 8.

Sallie Wenzen died Oct. 15.

Patricia German died Nov. 21.

Dan Lee
died Oct. 21.

Mark Miner died Oct. 9.

Judith Squires died Dec. 3.

Kara Zander
died Nov. 26.

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