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a l u m n i n o t e s 1950-59 John and Bette (Lawson) Blaser ’51 and ’54 live in Emmett, Idaho, where John was honored for 50 years of service at the Masonic Lodge. John and Mary (Erickson) Burgess ’52 and ’50 of Everett, Wash., recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Enid Briggs ’53 of Portland is an active volunteer including working at a camp for the blind. Evelyn (Wasvick) Norheim ’53 of Petersburg, Alaska, retired 20 years ago after a 30-year nursing career and then opened her own flower shop. Nadine (Gilfillam) Dietz ’57 of Anchorage, Alaska, retired in 1999 as president of Medical Office Management Services Inc. Karl Morris ’57 of Garibaldi and his wife, Delores, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last June. Gordon Hammerle ’58 of Tucson, Ariz., and his wife, Delpha, will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary this year. Hiram Crane ’59 of Gresham and his wife, Marlene, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. 1960-69 Gary Vaughan ’63 of Portland and his wife, Janine, will celebrate 50 years of marriage this year. Carol (Roarig) Palmer ’63 and ’77 of Bend was honored as a distinguished alumnus of Bend High School. Sue Ann (Taylor) Sawyers ’64 of Willits, Calif., and her husband, Douglas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July. James Anderson ’65 and ’69 of Roseburg published a collection of poetry last year, An Occasional Damage of Roses. Barbara Davis ’67 of Kingsford, Mich., was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Emergency Nurses Association last May. 1970-79 Kathleen (Hamilton) Brown ’71 of San Angelo, Texas, has been choir director at her local church for 15 years. Jim Sims ’71 of Genessee, Idaho, owns the Pastime Bar and Grill. Robert and Lori (Adams) Crump ’73 and ’75 of Woodburn have retired and returned to Oregon. Kent Van Cleave ’75 and ’12 of Walla Walla, Wash., was recently elected vice president of Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless. Michael Anderson ’76 of Bakersfield, Calif., recently retired from teaching. Sheilagene (Hickerson) Shaw ’76 of Clackamas retired as principal in the North Clackamas School District in 2014. Diane (Paxson) Branson ’77 of Albany, a nurse at Salem Hospital, received the Distinguished Certified Emergency Nurses Award from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. In presenting the award, the board cited her work to defray the costs of CEN prep courses and materials, making sure new CENs are listed on the department’s “Hall of Fame.” Her efforts to promote the value of certification in emergency nurses have increased the number of CENs from 5 to 50. Jenny Ulum ’78 of Eugene is the managing director of strategic communications for King Estate Winery. Robert Mack ’79 of San Jose, Calif., publishes the magazine Cycle California! It has recently expanded distribution into southern Oregon. 1980-89 Shelly (Paxson) Herron ’80 of La Mesa, Calif., is senior writer/clinical content manager at the University of California, San Diego Health. Kenneth Billeci ’83 of Aloha was recently promoted to operations assistant at Fred Meyer. Donald Locke ’85 of Salem is retired and works with church organizations and the Elks Lodge. Marie (Walton) Pestalozzi ’85 of Damascus moved to Costa Rica in December. Scott Brosius ’88 of McMinnville was named hitting coach at Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. Brosius spent 13 years coaching baseball at Linfield, serving as head coach from 2007-15. Eugene Thompson ’88 of Eugene is taking art classes at the community center. Rose-Marie Brannigan ’89 of McMinnville published her first book, The Spiritual Newcomer’s First Devotional. 1990-99 Kai and Deah Shimanek Shelton ’90 and ’89 live in Scio where Kai is working on the special effects for the fifth season of the television show Grimm. Lisa (Lino) Berry ’91 of Boise, Idaho, is an instructional design manager at Boise State University. Steve Killgore ’92 of Roseburg is vice president of sales and marketing for Roseburg Forest Products. He was named Lumberman of the Year by the Portland Wholesale Lumber Association for 39 years of achievements in the Pacific Northwest lumber industry. Robert Lever ’92 of Eagar, Ariz., was promoted to fire management officer at the U.S. Forest Service in Glide. Diana Ewing ’93 of Prineville volunteers for the Oregon Department of Justice as a member of the Citizens Review Board on cases related to displaced children. Leslie (Williams) Morrison ’94 of Vancouver, Wash., received the Salvation Army’s Volunteer of the Year Award at the GATE Program, which is an educational program addressing learning style of gifted and talented students. Tim Tetz ’94 and Claudia Ramos Tetz ’99 of Boring celebrated their 20th anniversary in August and plan to visit Dubai this spring. Steven Nofziger ’96 of Portland was promoted to owner in Garvey Schubert Barer’s Portland office. His practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation, tax and business matters. Nick Sheedy ’96 of Sandy, Utah, and his wife, Chelsea, had a son, Declan Forrester, Oct. 9. Nick is a genealogist at Lineages, Inc., and conducts research for the PBS series Finding Your Roots. Eric McDonald ’96 of Shedd is a senior examiner of large financial institutions at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Portland office. He spent the past eight years working in the FDIC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Todd Lang ’96 of Collierville, Tenn., is chief medical officer for Coliseum Health System, overseeing Coliseum Medical Centers and 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. Winter 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 5


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