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a l u m n i n o t e s 1950-59 Margaret (Poor) Dawson ’57 of Jonesboro, Ga., and her husband, Lewis, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Mary (Griffin) Anderson ’59 of Lakeview and her husband, James, celebrated their 80th birthdays. 1960-69 Bonnie (Judd) Bodtker ’60 of Albany is retired from teaching and has lived at the same address for 38 years. James Bryant ’60 of Scio and his wife, Janet, have been married 50 years. M. Kent Mayfield ’60 of Milwaukee, Wis., is artistic director for the Rural Musicians Theatre in Spring Green, where an upcoming concert series is scheduled for the Hillside Theatre at Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary Taliesin estate. He recently appeared in The Gin Game. Karen (Hintz) Howard ’62 of Ukiah, Calif., was inducted into the Del Norte High School Hall of Fame in Crescent City, Calif. Alfreda (Pinther) Batdorff ’65 of Coos Bay is celebrating 35 years as a volunteer hospital chaplain and 60 years as an ordained minister. Carol (Hendryx) Miner ’65 of Vancouver, Wash., and her husband, Bill, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February. Susan (Young) McGinty ’65 of Sacramento, Calif., received an honorary alumni award from California State University in Sacramento for her work as chair of the physical therapy department. Jim Simon ’67 of Gilbert, Ariz., and his wife, Janet, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last June. They took a tour of the U.S., driving 42,000 miles. Lyndel Meikle ’68 of Deer Lodge, Mont., started a weekly radio history show titled The Back Trail. Angela (Wells) Carlson ’69 of Firth, Idaho, directs a community orchestra called At First. 1970-79 Marilou (Graham) Smith ’71 and ’79 of Terrebonne recently retired from nursing. James “Lee” Lambert ’72 of San Marcos, Calif., had an article published in the December 2015 issue of DECISION Magazine, “Steve McQueen’s Great Escape.” He was interviewed by the American Family Radio Network about his most recent book, 16 Amazing Stories. Allen Jones ’74 of Jonesborough, Tenn., has a new job at Jarden, Inc. Lucy (Lusk) Foster ’75 of Salem has been traveling since her retirement from teaching in the Salem Keizer Public Schools in 2011. Favorite locations have been Spain, Italy, France, China, Cambodia, Morocco, Peru, Mexico and Costa Rica, in addition to areas in the United States. Marjorie (Reutter) Newman ’75 of Eagle River, Alaska, retired after teaching for 15 years in the Anchorage School District. Debra Seifert ’76 of Portland married Schinichi Tsuzuki Feb. 2, 2013. Curt Shepard ’78 of Beverly Hills, Calif. is chief of staff at the Hammer Museum at UCLA. Robert Mack ’79 of San Jose, Calif., launched a new blog site, luvsgoodfood.com 1980-89 Bruce Dismore ’81 of El Segundo, Calif., owns Lakewood Kickboxing and had three amateur champions. Peter Karpa ’81 of Grants Pass is deputy director and vocational rehabilitation counselor in the Oregon Department of Human Services. Frank and Lesley (Vance) Mondeaux ’81 and ’87 live in Lake Oswego where Lesley is the executive director of the Northwest Wild for Wildcat plates The Linfield Wildcat license plates are now available for Oregon drivers. Do your car a favor and order one today. Wildcat fans can add the Linfield license plate for a one-time $24 plate fee, plus a $32 affinity fee added to your regular registration fee and due every two years. Those fees will help support student scholarship and alumni programming. Visit your local DMV office to order yours today or visit linfield.edu/alumni/services to learn more. Mother’s Milk Bank. Brian Williquette ’87 of Longview, Wash., and his wife, Laura, had a child, Brynn, Nov. 20, 2014. Marty Palacios ’89 of Mc- Minnville completed a doctoral degree in educational leadership at George Fox University in May 2015. His dissertation was titled Stuck in the middle: a case study of middle school students displaying problematic behaviors and their perspectives regarding significant school-related issues. 1990-99 William Hughes ’91 of Beaverton received his doctor of ministry degree. John Keller ’91 of Denver, Colo., and his wife had a child, Marit, April 18, 2014. Matt and Shiela (McMahon) Zerngast ’93 and ’92 of Tillamook owns Tillamook Coliseum Theatre. Diana Ewing ’93 of Prineville is active in the community including serving on the Citizen Review Board and School Board. T. Scott Miller ’93 of Smithsburg, Md., was appointed general manager of labor relations for the Maryland Department of Transportation. He will represent the department as the chief negotiator for all union collective bargaining agreements and will act as counsel and arbitrate on behalf of the department for all union and employee disputes. Jennifer (Chandler) Montgomery ’94 of Bainbridge Island, Wash., is president and owner of Pacific Rim Ship Brokers. Jennifer (Seeley) Boehmer ’95 of Portland published an article in the Jan. 22 issue of Community College Daily, “Galvanize employees through a big idea.” Leonard Cook ’96 of Glen Allen, Va., retired. Shaun Strong ’96 of McMinnville founded a new church called Oak Grove Community Church. Virginia (Zander) Anderson ’97 of Portland is CEO of Verbio, a complete language service for business, marketing, financial, legal and technical content in every language. Alicia (Nolan) Carlson ’98 of Eagle, Neb., adopted Ferlando, March 13. Emily (Baker) Chadwick ’98 of McMinnville was selected as a summer scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities and will spend a week at a workshop in Mississippi. Mark and Gina (Sangalli) Doleski ’99 and ’00 of Portland are celebrating the first anniversary of opening Fortside Brewing in Vancouver, Wash. Shelly (Giddings) Lev ’99 of Raymond, Wash., was promoted to an employee health nurse. 2 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Summer 2016


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