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Memoriam, Faculty and Friends
here to submit your Class Note!
Nina (Swanson) Haagen died July 23
at the Tacoma Lutheran Home. After graduating from PLU, she taught
in a one-room schoolhouse on Anderson Island. She retired in
1975 after 44 years in education. She was preceded in
death by her husband of 59 years, Archie. She is survived by
her brother, Ivan (Casey) Swanson and sister,
Hazel Nesvig died July 30. She had been
an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1947, when
her husband, Milt, began his administrative and teaching career
at PLU. She supported him in his many activities at the school
and hosted countless students and university visitors in her
home near the campus. In recognition of her contributions, the
PLU Alumni Association gave her a special award in 1988. She
volunteered for many church and community groups and was a member
of Nordlandslaget and the Scandinavian Cultural Center. She was
preceded in death by Milt. She is survived by her sons, Mark ’71,
Jonathan ’67 and Philip ’70; daughters-in-law Morrene
and Natalie ’79; grandchildren Chris, Chelsea, Lars-Erik,
Sonja and Rachel; a sister-in-law, Doris Ashleman ’40;
and a brother-in-law, David Nesvig ’57, and his wife, Jane.
Class Representative – Volly (Norby)
Class Representative –Stan Willis
Class Representative Luella Toso
Class Representative Annabelle
Dorothy (Nieman) Anderson is
secretary-treasurer of the Washington Blueberry Commission and
owner of a 20-acre blueberry farm in Bow, Wash., in Washington’s
Olaf Kvamme received the Spirit of Liberty
Award, which is sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council. Congressman
Jim McDermott presented the award to Olaf, a Norwegian by birth,
in recognition of Olaf’s outstanding contribution to
his adopted country, the United States. The honor was established
to celebrate those who seek to preserve the human heritages
liberty, freedom, equality and democracy for all. Olaf has
dedicated his life and his work to those ideals.
Class Representative Isabel (Harstad)
Class Representative Gerald Lider
Howard Willis died July 24. Before attending
PLU, he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. After graduation,
Howard became a teacher and school administrator with a special
concern for junior high students. His favorite retirement pastimes
were golfing, gardening and traveling. He is survived by his
wife of 56 years, Elizabeth (Stuen ’43); daughter, Ginny
Cordts; sons Bruce 72, Mark ’76, and Brett ’77; 12
grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Class Representative Norene (Skilbred)
Warren Ghormley died July 19. After graduating
from PLU, Warren was the first student accepted at the new University
of Washington Medical School and attended for one year. In 1954,
he opened the first of five Dick’s Drive-Ins, the hamburger
restaurants that have become Seattle institutions. He was known
as a gentleman who treated customers, employees and suppliers
with respect and dignity. He retired in 1989. He enjoyed family
boating excursions throughout the Northwest and was an avid traveler,
having seen much of the world by auto, train and cruise ship.
Warren is survived by his wife Gerry (Kuhlman ’48); sons
David and Tom; daughter Sue; four granddaughters; one grandson
and four great-grandchildren.
Class Representative Luther Watness
Class Representative Edna (Haglund)
JayCee Burrington died July 2 in Tacoma.
Known as Jay Bird, he worked for many years in construction and
remodeling, as well as in the insurance business. In World War
II, he served in the Air Corps. Jay Bird enjoyed gardening, card
playing and sports. He was an avid outdoor sportsman who enjoyed
fishing, hunting and camping. He is survived by his wife, Regis;
his son, Greg, and daughter-in-law Nancy; and his granddaughter,
Faith Warner died June 1. She retired from
the Washington Public School System in Tacoma in 1969. She was
a Past Worthy Matron, Order of Eastern Star, and an active member
in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Among her favorite
pastimes were golf, bridge and pinochle. She is survived by her
daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William McClain; five grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Adams died in June. Before coming to PLU, Royce was in the
military, serving during World War II in Pearl Harbor (when
it was attacked), Omaha Beach, France, Belgium (Battle of the
Bulge), Holland and Germany. He received the Bronze Star, five
European Theater of Operation Battle Stars, four Pacific Battle
Stars, the Silver Star with clusters, the Presidential Unit
of Citation, the Purple Heart with clusters and the French Croix
de Guerre. He retired in 1951 due to wounds received in Korea.
After PLU, Royce began a career at North Pacific Bank, retiring
after 29 years. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Josephine;
his daughter, Vanessa Adams Hiles; five grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Royce
Class Representative Helen-Joanne
Class Representative Iver Haugen
Class Representative Phyllis
Marlene (Stuhlmiller) Reller died June 13.
After graduating from PLU, Marlene became a public assistance
social worker in Seattle. She then joined the U.S. Army as social
director of a Special Services club in Wiesbaden, Germany, returning
several years later to Army Special Services for an assignment
in South Korea. Throughout her career, Marlene held several social
work positions in California and Wenatchee, Wash. She loved traveling
in Europe, playing the piano and gardening. She is survived by
her daughters, Catherine and Joan Reller; her sister, Barbara
Von Goedert and brother-in-law Charles; and a niece and a nephew.
Class Representative Ginny (Grahn)
Haugen and Clarene (Osterli) Johnson
Class Representative –Marilyn Katz
Class Representative Don Cornell
and David Knutson
Class Representative Alvin Dungan
Class Representative Ron Lerch
Duane Henden will retire Dec. 31 after serving
for 17 years with the New Mexico State Investment Council as
the deputy state investment officer, managing $12 billion in
trust assets. In 1983, Duane retired from the United States Air
Force as a pilot with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Class Representative – Leo Eliason
and Dixie (Likkel) Matthias
Class Representative Paula (Heyer)
Billings and Judy Perry
Joanne (Jensen) LaFramenta is teaching mathematics
methods to elementary school teacher candidates at the University
of Florida. After 18 years, she retired from teaching middle
Class Representative Angie (Nicholson)
Jill (Lange) Peterson is an educator in
Anoka, Minn. She was selected as a Women in Society Delegate
to Brazil through the People to People Ambassador Program for
October. She was also listed in the Marquis Who’s Who of
American Women for 2002-2003.
Class Representative Michael
Philip and Linda (Simundson ’70) Petrasek moved from Tuscon, Ariz., to Ferndale, Wash., where Philip is
the new pastor of Christ Lutheran Church.
Richard Slatta has published
his seventh history book, “Simon
Bolivar’s Quest for Glory,” which he coauthored with
Jane Lucas De Grummond. Details appear at his Web site, www.cowboyprof.com.
Rich continues as professor of history at North Carolina State
University in Raleigh.
Linda (Hahn) Tate died May 27, 2002, after
a long battle with breast cancer. She taught high school and
elementary school in
Alaska and was the elementary school principal on San Juan
and the Stuart Islands, Wash., between 1983 and 1987. Linda loved
the outdoors, and her family will miss her wonderful stories,
sense of adventure and zest for life. She is survived by her
husband, Phil; her stepson, Andrew; and her daughter, Julie.
Class Representative Rose (Lanes)
Bernie Kuehn retired after 28 years directing
high school choirs in Hillsboro, Ore. He recently took the Oregon
Chorale on tour in Europe for the fourth time, this time to the
Baltics (www.OregonChorale.org). This fall he will be the director
of the Jazz Choir at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
Bernie lives in Hillsboro with his wife, Karen, and their cats,
Koko and PeeChee.
Class Representative – Lois (Wehmann)
Roger Anderson is the associate dean for
research and planning at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood,
Bob Hanson earned his master’s degree in counseling
from Portland State University in the spring of 2002. He is a school
counselor at Crater Elementary in Newberg, Ore.
Class Representative Joseph Hustad
Colleen LeMagie returned to Wyoming in 2000
to live on the slope of the Big Horn Mountains, where she provides
psychiatric services to five rural communities.
Joanne (Stueland) Fitzgerald has been called
to serve Grace Lutheran in Elmwood Park, Ill. She has been serving
there as interim pastor since 2000.
Class Representative Nikki Martin
David Johnson is in his 21st year at Cal
Poly Pomona, where he is the director of judicial affairs. He
also produces many of the university’s major public events,
including commencement and the annual fund-raising affair, the
Founders’ Celebration. Dave encourages Lutes, especially
those alumni from the class of ’74 who are not already
on the class list server, to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Representative Dave Johnson
John Malloy died Aug. 4. Before he came
to PLU, he served with distinction in the military. Among his
many awards and decorations were the Combat Infantryman’s
Badge for duty in Vietnam and the Soldier’s Medal for rescuing
a drowning child swept away by rapids. He also served in Korea,
Germany and the United States. He considered his assignment in
Ethiopia as the first black advisor to the First Imperial Ethiopian
Division, the bodyguard unit for the Emperor Haile Selassie,
to be both personally and professionally among the most rewarding.
Following his retirement from active duty
in 1974, John continued his service to the nation, retiring in
1993 as the director of employee development with the Navy. Community
service was also paramount in his life, having served in many
capacities, including as the first housing officer for the Tacoma
Urban League. He received his master’s degree in human
resources from PLU in 1975. John is survived by his wife, Sandra;
four sons, two stepsons, and one granddaughter. He was preceded
in death by his first wife, Glenda, after 38 years of marriage.
Pearsall is a substitute teacher in Tacoma, Wash. He also is
an accompanist with the St. John Baptist senior choir.
(Witt) Abbott is back in the Northwest after 20 years of work
in advertising agencies in New York, Los Angeles and
Chicago. She and her husband, Al, are partners in the new advertising
and design agency, TRIO a.d.s., which they helped form in January.
Virginia serves as the agency’s creative director. The
Museum of Glass in Tacoma is one of their clients. They have
two daughters, Annika, 10, and Turi, 7, and live in Gig Harbor,
Class Representative Ed Voie
Preston Woodall continues in flight medicine.
He recently moved to California to serve at Beale Air Force Base
for his last military assignment.
Ellen Fleming died July 22 in Shoreline, Wash. After raising
her children, Ellen earned both her bachelor’s and master’s
degrees from PLU. She was involved in many organizations, including
the Crisis Pregnancy Center, the Bill of Rights Legal Foundation,
Tacoma Citizens for Decency and Pro-Life America. She also taught
Sunday School and home Bible studies through her church. An avid
reader, she is remembered for her love of drama, music, art and
beauty, and for her lively discussions about a wide variety of
subjects. She is survived by four of her children and their spouses
and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Charlie, and her children, Tommy and Annette.
Class Representative Gary Powell
Walter Koopman died Aug. 14. Before graduating
from PLU, Walter enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 26
years in Korea, occupied Japan, Europe, Vietnam and the United
States. After receiving his degree, he worked in civil service
until his retirement in 1989. He was an active member of the
Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Walter is survived by three daughters
and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
His wife, Shigeko, preceded him in death.
Dick Cole was named manager
of the escrow department at Chicago Title. He has 25 years
experience in the title industry, many
of them with Chicago Title. He lives in Bellingham, Wash.
Class Representative Leigh Erie
and Joan (Nelson) Mattich
Curtis Bevolden married Pamilla Todd Nov.
29, 2002. Curtis is a special deputy attorney for Yellowstone
County in Billings, Mont., and Pamilla is the children’s
pastor at Faith Chapel.
Evelyn Cornwall Jerden is the senior vice
president of operations for Lynch Interactive Corporation,
a telecommunications firm
based in Rye, N.Y. She and her husband, Marc, live in Tucson,
Ariz., with their two children, Chris, 10, and Lisa, 7.
Class Representative David and
Teresa (Hausken) Sharkey
Jerry Roberts died Aug. 5. Jerry enlisted
in the U.S. Army in 1940 and was honorably discharged in 1970
after an impressive military career. Among his numerous medals
and awards were the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, the Purple
Heart, and many citations for his outstanding leadership, bravery
and devotion to duty. He fought both at Normandy Beach and the
Battle of the Bulge, and was a frontline combat soldier in Korea.
After his military career, Jerry worked for the Washington State
Department of Social and Health Services as a juvenile offender
counselor for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Christina;
four children, five grandchildren, three stepchildren, and several
stepgrandchildren and nephews.
Lionel Alford is a doctoral candidate
in aeronautical engineering at the University of Dayton. He recently
published a historical
novel, “The Second Mission,” which is set in the
world of Socrates’ Athens in the year 399 B.C.
Harry Herdman and his wife, Liz, are happily camped on Lake Whatcom in Bellingham,
Wash., with their children, Tia, 12, Greyson,
10, and Cole, 5, along with various chickens, ducks, turkeys,
fish, cats and rabbits. All in the family are avid skiers,
campers, kayakers and bicyclists. Harry is a family physician
on obstetrics and is in charge of provider payor contracts
for Family Care Network, a 44-physician primary care group. Liz
a physical therapist, now home when not on the soccer sidelines.
Peterson has a new country CD out, “Modern Man.” The
songs tell stories of loss and redemption, hope and fear, love
and pain. It is a very personal work and contains six songs that
Class Representative Phil Waldner
Class Representative Paul Collard
Tom McArthur has been named director of
communications for the Davenport Hotel located in downtown Spokane.
McArthur is responsible for handling media relations, convention
and group marketing, brand management and serves as the hotel’s
official spokesman and historian. Tom previously served as press
secretary to Congressman George Nethercutt and has been a reporter
for both KXLY-TV and KREM-TV in Spokane. He also produced “The
Davenport Hotel – Grand Again” and other historical
documentaries for KSPS Public Television.
Class Representative David Olson
Stephen and Cheryl (Ulleland ’83)
Lucky have moved to Great Falls, Mont. Steve had been the operations
officer for the 10th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, and on
June 30, accepted command of the 341st Operations Support Squadron.
Attending the change of command ceremony were several friends
and family members, including David ’89 and Andi ’91
Lucky, Andrew Regis ’84, and Cheryl’s parents, Duane ’52
and Marilyn (French ’54) Ulleland. Stephen and Cheryl can
be reached at email@example.com.
David V. Pratt was nominated
by his peers for listing in Seattle Magazine as one of the
top 150 physicians in the Puget Sound
area. He was one of four physicians selected in the facial
plastic surgery category. Many of his facial rejuvenation surgeries
performed through hidden incisions, helping patients return
to normal activities more quickly and maximizing results. He
in Tacoma with his wife and six children and is the senior
partner in The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.
Class Representative Mark Christofferson
Kristi Running is a commander in the Navy
Nurse Corps Reserves. In March, during the Iraq War, she was
recalled to active duty and served for three months as a critical
care nurse at National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda). She was
honored to care for many of the wounded who passed through the
center and found it to be a moving, patriotic experience. Next
summer, Kristi’s husband, Joe Chiaravallotti, will be the
commanding officer of the USS Carney in Mayport, Fla. Kristi
and Joe will relocate to Florida with their children, Adrianne,
11, Nathan, 7, and Nelson, 4.
Class Representative Janet (Olden)
Deanne Addy lives in Fife, Wash., with her
daughter, Bethany, 4. She is an administrative assistant at Highline
Class Representative Darren Hamby
Katherine Hedland married Bryan Hansen July
26 at the Top of the Market in Seattle. Julie (Allen ’88)
Fenedick and Becky (Roose ’89) Wier were in the wedding
party. Katherine is director of News and Information Services
at PLU and editor of Scene. Bryan works for a landscape design
company in Seattle. They live in Seattle.
Brian Haner, president of Image Source Inc.,
was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40
under 40” issue, a celebration of young entrepreneurs and
rising stars in the business community. Image Source is a full
service agency for custom branded merchandise. In Image Source’s
six years, Brian has overseen the company’s steady growth
and success. It now ranks in the top 3 percent of promotional
merchandise distributors in the industry, and the seventh largest
in the Puget Sound area. Brian lives in Carnation, Wash., with
his wife and two children.
BJ (Hayes) Noel received a master’s
of science in nursing from PLU in 2003.
Class Representative Lisa (Hussey)
Kimberly Gross married Krestian Skrinde
Jan. 25 at Kimberly’s grandmother’s home overlooking
the ocean in Pacifica, Calif. Kimberly is a self-employed marketing
consultant and graphic designer, and Krestian is a payment coordinator
for Moneytree, Inc. They live Redmond, Wash., and plan to build
a home in Snohomish, Wash., in the near future.
Howard Hilde sang
in a jazz band for 10 years after graduating from PLU, but
now performs exclusively his own music. He also
works in information technology as a project manager and directs
a church choir.
Kristin Bates married Jeff Hanson in July
2002. Her wedding provided the opportunity for a PLU reunion
Vickie Mostrom, Rod Bigelow, Laura Elliot, Carl Cole, Robert
Curtis, Annie (Newton) Thompson, Linda Trendler, and SueAnn
Class Representative Sean Neely
and Angel Vahsholtz-Anderson
Virginia Anderson is on the new Silverdale
Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She has been a CPA for
Sandra (Phillips) Barth and her husband,
Tom, live in Springfield, Va., with their five children, Thomas,
8, and twins, Grace and Gillian, 4. Sandra is a registered
nurse, and Tom is an infantry officer and Army staff at the Pentagon.
Zuydhoek married Paul Nicholas July 12. Kim (Fischer ’90)
Andersen was her maid of honor. Julie is a research nurse at
the VA Hospital in Seattle, while Paul is a chief engineer.
Matthes and Jennifer Trenckmann were married in Boise, Idaho,
in September 2002. They accepted teaching positions at
Yunnan University in China for the 2003-2004 academic year.
Mark is a professor of business and economics, and Jenny is an
Donna Rayner married Kevin Cox May 25 in
Seattle. Donna is an application program manager with YMCA of
Kevin is a software engineer.
Harvey Potts married Magdalena
Leczycka in Bieisk Podlaski, Poland on July 19. They live in
Seattle, where Harvey is a development
director for the National Wildlife Federation. Magda is a graduate
Laura Rowley married Jay Leek May 17 in
Sacramento. PLU alumni in attendance were Katy Schnoor ’92,
Melanie Kasting ’93, Julie Platt ’92, Erik Swensen ’92,
Cara Swensen ’92, Heidi Worthen Gamble ’93, and Laura
(Rowley) Leek ’92
Laura (Reardon) Johnson married Don Johnson
April 6 in Dove Canyon, Calif. They live in Orange County, Calif.,
where Laura is a sales representative for Quantum, and Don works
for Hitatchi Data Systems.
Linda (Arneson) Comer is an accountant
with Simpson Timber Company in Shelton, Wash. She lives in Olympia.
Kersten married Kevin Carolan in February in Costa Rica. Kristi
is an occupational therapist, and Kevin is a firefighter.
They live in Mount Vernon, Wash.
Sam and Teresa
Cook have spent
two years in the Philippines at Brent International School Manila,
where Teresa teaches third
grade and Sam teaches high school math. Together they coach cross
country and track and field. Before coming to the Philippines,
they spent two years teaching at the Shanghai Changning International
School in Shanghai. In July, Sam received a master’s degree
in educational technology through Michigan State University.
Class Representative – Kristina
Kelley (Staudinger) Washington, and her
husband, Lavon, recently bought their first home in University
Place, Wash. Kelley works at Regence BlueShield and Katie Downs
and sells Creative Memories. Lavon is a mail handler and serves
in the Air Force reserves. They have three children, Janessa,
9, Alexandra (Alex), 8, and Kayla, 4.
Jennifer Berger married Ali
Allison May 10 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal
City, Calif. They met while playing against
each other in a pick-up ice hockey game. Krista works for the
manufacturing company Castec Inc., and is responsible for writing
technical specifications and training documentation. Ali is
an accountant for Warner Music Group. They live in Studio City,
John Haines spent seven years teaching at
Kyushu Gukuin Lutheran Junior and Senior High Schools in Kumamoto
now studying cross-cultural management at the School for International
Training in Brattleboro, Vt.
Class Representative Dan Lysne
and Catherine (Overland) Hauck
Bryan Herb has opened an outbound tour company
called Zoom Vacations. Zoom caters to gay and lesbian travelers
and their families and friends who are seeking fun, meaningful
and culturally rich vacations that are both luxurious and affordable.
Based out of Chicago, Bryan opened Zoom with his boyfriend, Joel
Krista (Anderson) Dirkman and her
husband, Andrew, are thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest
after six years in Birmingham,
Ala. Krista is an account manager for Roche Diagnostics-Point
of Care Division covering the North and Central Washington
territory. Andrew completed his MBA at the University of Alabama,
and works for Markow Financial Services in Seattle. While the
Southern experience was overall a good one, Krista is especially
excited to be close again to friends and family.
Travis Ellingson is an information technology application specialist for the State
of Washington’s Division of Child Support.
He lives in Tacoma, Wash.
Class Representatives – Krista
Sickert-Bush and Stephanie Page-Lester
Andy Dreyer graduated in May from the Creighton
University School of Dentistry and is a captain in the Air Force.
Next June, he will begin a residency in periodontics in San Antonio.
His wife, Lori (Gustafson), is a physician assistant student
at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Brett Bollinger is
a first lieutenant and an F-16 pilot with the186th Fighter Squadron
in Great Falls, Mont. He attended the
USAF Euro-NATO joint jet pilot training, where PLU alumnus, Donald “Sig” Siegmund ’65
was one of his instructor pilots. Brett recently completed his
mission check ride to be combat ready in the F-16C. Brett and
his wife, Shannon, a registered nurse, have one son, Andrew,
who was born April 20, 2002.
Stephanie (Tuck) Frisch is the director
of shows and promotions for the Home Builders Association of
Metropolitan Portland. In
addition, she has been promoted to shows operations manager.
The Shows and Promotions department at the HBA oversees the
major consumer events produced by the association, including
Natural Street of Dreams, the RE/MAX Street of New Beginnings
and the Portland Home and Garden Show.
Jenna Edlund moved back
to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family and friends after
leaving a position with Intel in
New York City. She loved her experiences on the East Coast but
felt it was time to come home and work for a smaller company
after being with large corporations for eight years. She is now
working with Chris Sakas (’97) in his new mortgage company
in downtown Bellevue, Wash., and enjoying her transition into
Patrick Reid is an Army Black Hawk instructor
pilot who is halfway through a master’s of aeronautical science degree with
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. His wife, Prece Fountain-Reid ’97,
teaches English as a second language and graduated in 2000 with
a master’s degree in psychology counseling. They live in
South Korea with their son, Patton, who was born June 30, 2001.
Arnold and Alexa Marsh ’97 were married Aug. 3 at
the Portland Chinese Gardens. After honeymooning in San Francisco,
they settled in Portland, where Josh is working on his master’s
degree, and Alexa works for IBM.
Tad and Melissa (Porter ’99) Monroe live in Tacoma, where Tad is the minister of outreach at Trinity
Presbyterian Church and Melissa is an administrator at the Northwest
Leadership Foundation. Tad received his master’s of divinity
from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Tyler Slostad married Hana Baker
June 7 in Port Angeles, Wash. They are working on their master’s
degrees in education at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary
Learning in Colorado.
Keith Dussell won the gold medal in his
age group with a discus throw of 25.16 meters when competing
Team Seattle in the
Gay Games 2002 in Sydney, Australia.
Sara Teas earned a master’s
degree in library science from the University of Washington in
August 2002 and accepted
a position as Reference Librarian in the Stanislaus County Library
in Modesto, Calif.
Aaron and Julie (Hankel ’96) Christian live in Chico,
Calif. Aaron is the assistant men’s basketball coach at
the University of California, Davis, and Julie is a high school
English teacher in Galt.
Class Representative Andrew and
Stephanie (Merle) Tomlinson
Christina Sarrensen married Lance Nadeau
July 4 at the Sarrensen home in Gig Harbor, Wash. She is a teacher
at Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Mont., and Lance
is a teacher in Kalispell.
Treesha Doescher married Marty Leader
Sept. 20. Treesha is an administrative assistant for Southeast
Washington Aging Long
Term Care in Yakima, Wash. Marty works for Noel Canning.
Bilderback and Rob Burns were married Aug.16 in Lake Tahoe,
Nev. Kristine is a geriatric mental health counselor and
the full-time church musician at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
in Aberdeen, Wash. Rob is a sportswriter at The Daily World
Julie Kingery married Robert Rader March
29 in Newberg, Ore. Julie is a resident physician in pathology
at Loma Linda
Medical Center, and Robert is a support analyst. They live
in Redlands, Calif.
Tyler Boob completed four years of Army
active duty, leaving as a captain. He now works as a field sales
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
He lives in Boca Raton, Fla., but will be relocating next year.
Torfin was promoted to the position of labor relations supervisor
in the legal department at Alaska Airlines. He was
transferred to Seattle from San Diego.
Heidi Ramseth married
Stuart Hornung at Soldier’s Chapel
in Big Sky, Mont.
Kelley Minty married Dean Morris June 21
in Ashland, Ore. Kelley is a reporter for KOTI Television in
Klamath Falls, and
is a lab technician for Collins Product.
Mike Safford was named
the 2002-2003 NAIA Sports Information Director of the Year
for the Northwest region, which encompasses
23 schools. He works for Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho.
He credits his success to the teaching he received from Nick
Dawson under the Lutedome. Mike is also calling play-by-play
for the Boise Hawks baseball club, a single A affiliate of
the Chicago Cubs in the Northwest League. He and his wife, Liza
bought their first home in Caldwell.
Heidi Splittgerber married
Victor Zuniga Aug. 30 in Fort Collins, Colo., where they live.
They honeymooned in Seattle, and Heidi
was delighted to see PLU again. She is working toward a career
in law, and Victor works in computer manufacturing.
Class Representative Shannon Herlocker
Chad Balcom married Jaime Balmer in 2001.
Jaime is the project manager at Alteon Training and is studying
at Pierce Community College in Tacoma.
Lindsay Fowler is the new
public relations coordinator for Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
in Eatonville, Wash.
Lance Kenmore and his wife, Karen (Leikem ’98),
bought their second self-serve car wash in the Tri-Cities. They
Wash Works LLC and live in Kennewick, Wash.
Stephanie Pranschke married Lee Walker Jones June 28 in Olympia.
Beth Colwell and
Scott Isenhath were married April 26. The wedding party included
Scott ’93 and Sarah (Colwell ’94)
Sypher, Mindy Norris ’00, Rachel Stork ’02, and Kevin
Giboney ’02. Beth is a second-grade teacher, and Scott
is a medical student at the University of Washington.
Dokken teaches English and Spanish at Curtis High School in University
Place, Wash. She is also working on a master’s
degree in counseling at Seattle University.
Lina Korsmo married
Dean Johnson May 31 in Big Lake, Wash. Lina is an editor at
the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, an intern
in the weather department at KOMO-TV and has her own dance
company called Seattle Jazz Dance. Dean is a cabinetmaker.
Magoon married Matthew Thibeau at Epiphany Parish in Seattle.
Christine (Faldet) Bellingham and Genevieve (Shook)
McGrann were bridesmaids. Heather is the nurse manager of an
outpatient surgery center, and Matthew is a project manager
for a mechanical contractor.
David Goodsell married Kelly Harbert ’00 Dec. 28, 2002,
in Eugene, Ore. Their wedding party was full of PLU alumni. Bridesmaids
included Scyller Borglum ’99, Tasha Ockfen ’00, Anna
Goodsell ’02, Erin Swanson ’00, and Mariah Toft ’00.
Groomsmen included: Tim Lax ’99, Eric Arena ’99,
W.C. Harbert (current PLU student), Rob Case ’99, and Luke
Jacobson ’99. David works for Ockfen and Montro Commercial
Appraising, and Kelly is a Tacoma schoolteacher.
Class Representative – Karlene
Greg Pickett and his wife, Jessica
(Allen ’01) have moved to Denver, Colo., where Greg is a supervisor at the
airport, and Jessica is a high school English teacher in the
Adams County School District. Before moving to Denver, they spent
18 months in Juneau, Alaska, where Greg worked for Alaska Airlines
in the management development program. They have a wonderful,
energetic black lab named Sol.
Michelle Iannitto married Toby Kock
July 12 in Port Orchard, Wash. Among those in the wedding party
were Tharen (Michael)
Inverso ’00, Kristen (Gurske) Kavon ’00, Robert Kavon ’00,
Chrisopher Aageson ’00, Leif Lunoe ’00 and Timothy
Beaudin ’99. Michelle is a teacher in the Stevenson-Carson
School District, and Toby is a fisheries biologist. They live
in Cook, Wash.
Danielle Fisher taught at Stahl Junior High
in Puyallup since graduating from PLU. She recently made a career
on at John L. Scott in Puyallup.
Class Representative Ashley Orr
Nina (Swanson) Haagen on July 23
Hazel Nesvig on July 30
Howard Willis on July 24
Warren Ghormley on July 19
Marlene (Stuhlmiller) Reller on
Faith Warner on June 1
Royce Adams in June
JayCee Burrington on July 2
Linda (Hahn) Tate on May 27, 2002
John Malloy on Aug. 4
Ellen Fleming on July 22
Walter Koopman on Aug. 14
Jerry Roberts Aug. 5
Faculty and Friends
Heike Phelps on Aug. 3
Normand Poulshock on July 5
Kenneth Cubbage on Sept. 2
George Lagerquist Former PLU Regent and
major donor George Lagerquist died Oct. 20, 2003. Lagerquist’s
gifts funded the concert hall that bears his name and the Chihuly
glass sculpture in the Mary Baker
Russell Music Center.
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