Thank you to all of the donors who support Linfield students like me! Andrea’s Linfield experience, like that of 95 percent of Linfield students, is possible thanks to the generous support of the Linfield community – alumni, parents, friends, businesses, faculty and staff. Please join us and invest in our students at www.linfield.edu/gift. Thank you! Summer 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 7 1930-39 Margaret (Lever) Dement ‘34 of Madras was featured in a Feb. 5 article in the Madras Pioneer, “Margaret Dement reflects on more than a century.” The story detailed the life of Margaret, who is 103 and enjoys reading, playing the piano and baking for herself and friends. Her father, Henry Lever, was a professor and coached football, basketball and track at Linfield. 1960-69 George Lawson ’60 of Lopez Island, Wash., organized the 50th anniversary at the Andover Newton Theological School class of 1965 in Boston, Mass. Shirley (Bowers) Tighe ’60 and ’75 of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., published the ninth edition of her textbook Instrumentation for the Operating Room, A Photographic Manual. Rolf and Clare (Johnson) Gilbertson ’60 and ’62 of Sioux Falls, S.D., will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary in August. David Dodson ’62 of Santa Cruz, Calif., chairs a group of representatives from churches and nonprofit service organizations that is working with the city to become a City of Compassion and a member of the international network of Communities of Compassion. Carolyn (Day) McCloskey ’62 of McMinnville is involved in acting and directing at Gallery Theatre and serves on the board. Ron “Corky” Cortese ’64 of Fairfield, Calif., was inducted into the Armijo High School Hall of Fame in May. He taught sophomore English and P.E., was the wrestling coach and the 1980 California Athletic Director of the Year. Art Larrance ’66 of Portland was included in a Wall Street Journal article, “Why West Coast Recyclers Think Sewage Water Might Make Good Beer,” March 11, 2015. Kathryn Weymouth ’66 of Portland is conducting interviews for a second book on alternative health care to ease end of life. Karen (Gasivoda) Finney ’67 of San Mateo, Calif., is a duplicate bridge player who has won several tournaments. John Hart ’68 of Cooke, British Columbia, Canada, published There Will Be Killing: A Novel of War and Murder. He co-wrote the novel, a trade paperback also available as an e-book, with writer Olivia Rupprecht. http://bit.ly/1CY3Nl8 Lyndel Meikle ’68 of Deer Lodge, Mont., is in her 25th year teaching blacksmithing to ninth graders. Neal Brown ’69 of Tigard is leading a community effort to build a YMCA community center in downtown Tigard. 1970-79 Julia (Long) Fisher ’70 of El Dorado Hills, Calif., is president of the El Dorado County friends of the library, a fundraising organization. Jean Caspers ’71 of McMinnville retired last year after working as a reference and instruction librarian at Linfield for 14 years. John Elving ’71 of Piedmont, S.D., was named president of the nine-state Rocky Mountain District of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a two-year term. He is finishing a four-year term as president of the Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editor (PROBE) for the Barbershop Harmony Society. Judy (Bowerly) Luse ’72 of Redmond retired after 42 years of dental hygiene to go on mission trips, travel, hike and snow ski. She and her husband, Walt, are facilitators of “The Truth Project” through Focus on the Family. “ I really wanted to come to Linfield, and scholarships are the only reason I was actually able to attend. My first year has been better than I ever could have imagined!” – Andrea Monteblanco ’18 For more information on giving to Linfield, visit www.linfield.edu/gift or contact Lisa Goodwin, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-883-2492.
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