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Legacy students eligible for scholarship Children, grandchildren and siblings of Linfi eld alumni can benefi t from a new scholarship program. The Linfi eld Legacy Award provides $500 to any legacy student who enters the college starting with the Fall 2015 enrolling class. The award is renewable, and if the student has a sibling already enrolled, each receives $1,000 per year. The award is automatically given to new students and their siblings based on information in admission applications. “We are happy to honor students who have an existing affi liation with the Linfi eld community,” said Dan Preston ’83, vice president for enrollment management. For more information call the Offi ce of Financial Aid at 503-883-2225. Winter 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 7 1940-49 Catherine (Holmes) Olcott ’46 of Salem is a lifelong learner currently attending Willamette University. Jeanette Schumacher ’47 of Portland celebrated her 90th birthday. 1950-59 James and Barbara (Davis) Gant ’54 and ’55 of Cottage Grove will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in June. They met at Linfield. Billie Rochelle ’57 of Nordland, Wash., works at a master flower school, teaching students how to judge plants for horticulture shows. Hiram Crane ’59 and his wife, Marlene, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. 1960-69 Del Helzer ’61 of Portland and Arlie Lyons ’61 of Toledo, Wash., are members of a Portland senior softball team, which recently won the national championship for 75-year-olds at the major level in Las Vegas, Nev. The team also won the national championship for 70-year-olds five years ago. Kenneth and Janice (Sager) Williams, both ’64, of Huntington Beach, Calif., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by going on a cruise to Alaska. Ken retired from Boeing Aircraft in 2005 with five patents to his credit, and Jan taught the harp until age 70. Both are active in their church. Roberta (Thompson) Simcoe ’64 of Napa, Calif., and her husband, John, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to South America. James Ferguson ’65 of Salem is planning a fishing trip to Chile this winter. Bill Grandey ’65 of Rancho Mirage, Calif., published Murder, Mystery and Croquet: Wicket People Wield Murderous Mallets. Larry Kaniut ’65 of Anchorage, Alaska, is an author, with a number of books to his credit, including two new releases. To follow him, go to: www.kaniut.com. James Anderson ’65 and ’69 of Roseburg published a new book, An Occasional Damage of Roses, in the fall. Gary and Patricia (Harmony) Cox, both ’67, of Blue River now live near the McKenzie River. Russell and Jolae (Grabow) Reed ’67 and ’68 live in Salem. He retired in 2013 after serving 20 years with the U.S. Air Force. Judith (Keck) Davenport ’69 of Boise, Idaho, retired after 37 years at the Idaho Elks Rehab Hospital. Phoebe (Barber) Roeder ’69 of La Mesa, Calif., retired in August as coordinator of liberal studies at San Diego State University. 1970-79 Marlene (Button) Boltman ’70 of Salem retired in June from the Salem-Keizer School District. Daniel Koenig ’70 of Creswell was reappointed to the Oregon Medical Examiners Advisory Board. Warren Kerr ’72 of Tacoma, Wash., is interim vice president for secondary education at the Washington Alliance for Theatre Education. Jonathan Moore ’73 of Laguna Beach, Calif., works with the Presbyterian Mission as a fund developer to increase new worship communities throughout the U.S. Richard and Rachelle (Martin) Hughes ’75 and ’76 live in Salem. Richard received a master’s in management from Southern Oregon University in September. Kathleen (Ogata) Guaderrama ’76 of Lompoc, Calif., works for Towbes Construction Company. John Ratto ’76 and ’78 of Portland worked 35 years as a Multnomah County District Attorney. Steve Wilson ’76 of Medford retired after 32 years with Ashland Insurance. Robert Mack ’79 of San Jose, Calif., is publisher of Cycle California Magazine, which has surpassed 100,000 readers. 1980-89 Carmil (White) Ritchey ’80 of Gresham is insurance policy service supervisor with AAA of Oregon and Idaho. Prior to this position, she worked for 34 years with Farmers Insurance. Diane (Halbhuber) Sollinger ’80 of Eugene is senior account manager at Bennett Management Company. Douglas Mabry ’82 of Vancouver, Wash., is a system administrator at Western Seminary. Ronald Wayman ’83 of Oakdale, Calif., has been the regional vice president for International Commissions for 10 years. Eric and Sabrina (Bergquist) Walters ’83 and ’84 of Beaverton co-authored the book, Enticing Love: Real Hope for Real Relationships. They also teach marriage counseling. Vickie-Marie (Parker) Ward ’85 of Ashland has been awarded lifetime status as a University of California Regents’ Master Gardener with the Sacramento, Calif., Master Gardener Program. She has been a master gardener since 1995 and has also served for several years as an Oregon State Master Gardener in the Jackson County Master Gardener Program. Marcy (Hamby) Towns ’85 of West Lafayette, Ind., received the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teaching Award from the Society for College Science Teachers, an affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association. She serves as the associate department head of Purdue University’s Department of Chemistry. Ginny (Earl) Casazza ’87 of Reno, Nev., is president of the National Guardianship Association, an organization to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. Yolanda Vanveen ’88 of Vancouver, Wash., is completing a master’s in environmental law and policy at Burmount Law School. 1990-99 Kerri Comer ’90 of Portland married Michael Ballenger Oct. 4. Royce Embanks ’92 of Madras was elected mayor of Madras. He is retired from Indian Health Service in Warm Springs. Kay Shoemaker ’92 of Eagle River, Alaska, just published Exploring Ecology in Alaska. She is


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