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1940-49 William Stryker ’40 of San Marcos, Calif., celebrated his 95th birthday on Sept. 12. Pauline (Shepherd) Anderson ’45 of Portland celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 20. Margery (Jordan) Pease ’47 of Billings, Mont., celebrated her 88th birthday on June 6. Janet (Herring) Dewitt ’48 of Sioux Falls, S.D., continues to lead retreats for women. She has a long history of supporting women through outreach programs. Bruce Stewart ’49 of McMinnville and Evelyn (Andrus) Hanks ’57 of Portland were married Nov. 10 in Sunriver with Jack Kiekel ’65 officiating. They live in Lake Oswego. 1950-59 Gene W. Miller ’51 of Bellevue, Wash., is a retired coast captain in the Coast Guard Reserve. He taught business law and accounting at Grant High School and in Albany. Glenn Tilton ’56 of Sacramento, Calif., celebrated his 80th birthday Dec. 13. Thomas Blackburn ’57 of Garden City, Idaho, and his wife, Ginger, retired after serving his first church for 40 years. Their book, Formula for a Miracle, shares their experiences. Charles Taylor ’57 of Camarillo, Calif., was awarded a lifetime membership in the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International. Nancy (Terrell) Yacher ’57 of Lawrence, Kan., is retired from teaching in the English Department at the University of Kansas. Marian (Butcher) Weaver ’58 of Tamarac, Fla., spent a month in Europe. Hiram Crane ’59 of Gresham and his wife, Marlene, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August. 1960-69 Michael Rothwell ’62 of Hines and his wife, Nancy, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in August. 2 6 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Winter 2014 He retired after a career of teaching elementary and high school physical education. Ron and Sharon (Thompson) Cortese, ’64 and ‘66, of Fairfield, Calif., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December. J. Linsey Hinand ’64 of Tacoma, Wash., sings with the Choral Union, a community choir at Pacific Lutheran University. James Anderson ’65 of Roseburg is the author of the book Immersion into Quantum Creek. Linaya Leaf ’65 of Billings, Mont., gave the baccalaureate address during the 2013 commencement celebration at Rocky Mountain College, where she retired as an English and theatre arts professor. Kathryn Weymouth-Skinner ’66 of Portland published What Obituaries Don’t Tell You: Conversations about Life and Death. Deidra (Phillips) Gardner ’66 of Davidson, N.C., recently retired as principal at Piedmont Middle School. Carol (Smith) Hosler ’68 of Kearney, Ariz., spent three months in Cameroon working with her college roommate Ruth (Musunu) Titi Manyaka ’69 at her NGO Women, Environment and Health. Hosler formed her own nonprofit, Friends of Women, Environment and Health, supporting Manyaka’s work. Jennifer (Hahn) Brown ’69 of Scappoose retired after 25 years as administrator with the Tigard-Tualatin School District. She was founder and manager of the Scrip Service Center, a fundraising operation for schools and nonprofits, the Art Literacy Program, volunteers services manager and founding director of the district education foundation. Alan Chinnock ’69 of West Linn retired last year after 34 years at Blount, Inc. Phoebe (Barber) Roeder ’69 of La Mesa, Calif., retired as liberal studies coordinator at San Diego State University. Key H. Stage ’69 of Edenton, N.C., retired from the Paul C. Peters M.D. Chair in Urology at the University of Texas, Southwestern. 1970-79 Mary (Waller) Strebig ’71 of Benicia, Calif., is vice president for the Novato Chamber of Commerce. Christine (Kenyon) Dahlgren ’72 of Columbia City owns Discount and Deals in Clatskanie. Ed Geist ’73 of Portland was inducted into the Grant High School Hall of Fame for being a member of the 1969 state championship basketball team. Kenneth Kehrer ’73 of Teasdale, Utah, is the owner of Double K. Spurs, and during his career in the National Park Service he received the Department of Interior Award for Valor and the Alaska Region Harry Yount Award. Becky O’Loughlin-Breitwieser ’73 of Goodyear, Ariz., is the sponsor of the National Honor Society at Verrado High School. Make a big impact, one month at a time. Join the growing number of donors making monthly gifts to Linfield. It’s an easy way to make a significant impact on Linfield students and programs. “Because of donor support, I am able to attend Linfield and receive an education where professors know not only my name, but they know ME! I am grateful for the continued support of alumni, parents and friends of Linfield who make this possible.” – Becky Hopper ’17 | Boise, Idaho For more information on giving to Linfield, visit www.linfield.edu/gift or contact Nicole West, director of annual giving, at nwest@linfield.edu or 503-883-2492.


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