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The 1930s



Orville J. Golub
’36, ’38 | Carmel, Calif., age 100, Sept. 27.


The 1940s



Blanche S. Carpenter
’42 | Bellevue, age 95, Oct. 26.

Dean E. Hardy
’42 | Seattle, age 98, Sept. 21.

Eric Ratcliffe
’42 | Brentwood, Calif., age 95, Sept. 4.

Marthanna E. Veblen
’42, ’59 | Seattle, age 94, Sept. 3.

Margaret S. Cox
’43 | Issaquah, age 95, April 20.

Robert C. Payne
’44, ’46 | Kirkland, age 91, Sept. 20.

Charles R. Smith
’44 | Sequim, age 92, Aug. 29.

Philip Stratiner
’44 | Kent, age 92, Oct. 20.

Joan S. Wood
’44 | Redmond, age 94, Oct. 11.

Robert S. Magnusson
’47 | Seattle, age 92, Nov. 28.

Towner A. Jayne
’48, ’54 | Renton, age 91, Sept. 24.

Stanley J. Sifferman
’48 | Seattle, age 90, Oct. 14.

Margaret H. Warnick
’48 | Mercer Island, age 90, Oct. 20.

William B. McAlister
’49, ’58, ’80 | Kenmore, age 86, July 31.

Shirley M. Waddington
’49 | Duvall, age 88, Sept. 6.

Jerome M. Zech
’49, ’52, ’63 | Seattle, age 89, Oct. 15.


Sarah Nash Gates
1949–2015

Sarah Nash Gates
It should come as no surprise that Sarah Nash Gates named her horse Pizazz. She herself personified style, energy and panáche. A professor at the UW School of Drama for 30 years, Gates served more than two decades as the school’s executive director until her retirement in June 2014. She taught costume design and history to thousands of UW students, and designed costumes for theater productions in Seattle and throughout the West. She also knew a thing or two about timing. Once, at a conference beset by problems, she arrived at the banquet riding a horse. Gates, a Boston native who loved Husky football and her family cabin in Maine, died Dec. 4 in Seattle at the age of 66. —JULIE GARNER


The 1950s



Phillip S. Brazeau
’50 | Seattle, age 87, Oct. 3.

William Waddington Jr.
’50, ’51 | Duvall, age 87, July 13, 2012.

Margaret A. Cech
’51 | Seattle, age 87, Oct. 18.

Robert R. Quickstad
’51 | Redmond, age 84, Oct. 7.

John R. Vye
’51 | Kenmore, age 91, Nov. 19.

Vern L. Amundson
’52 | Shoreline, age 86, Nov. 30.

Shirley L. Bustad
’52 | Bellevue, age 86, Nov. 25.

Robert E. Gray
’52 | Seattle, age 87, Dec. 17.

Eugene H. Knapp
’52, ’54 | Orcas Island, age 85, Oct. 18.

May L. Knapp
’52 | Edmonds, age 84, Nov. 7.

Eldred E. Matson
’52 | Kent, age 85, Oct. 19.

Merlyn A. Nellist
’52 | Bellevue, age 87, Sept. 30.

Geneva R. Osburn
’52, ’73, ’81 | Seattle, age 87, Nov. 24.

Martin Paup
’52 | Seattle, age 85, Oct. 14.

George H. Babbit
’53, ’60 | San Jose, Calif., age 85, April 6.

B. Marjorie Gornick
’53 | Yakima, age 86, Nov. 26.

Richard A. Johnson
’53 | Edmonds, age 84, Dec. 6.

William T. Beeks Jr.
’54 | Seattle, age 81, Nov. 3.

Jean A. Kato
’54 | Seattle, age 83, Oct. 18.

Irwin G. Baker
’55 | Bellevue, age 95, Nov. 30.

Peter M. Fleming
’55 | Anacortes, age 83, Nov. 7.

Douglas L. Wilson
’55 | Bellevue, age 85, Nov. 14.

Curtis D. Brownfield
’56 | Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. age 89, Nov. 21.

Herbert B. Hutchinson
’56 | Stanwood. age 83, March 3, 2015.

Donald W. Custer
’57 | Burien, age 79, Oct. 29.

Gregory L. Draper
’57, ’58 | Bellevue, age 80, Sept. 14.

John R. Lembo
’57 | Seattle, age 85, Dec. 8.

Sharron Reams
’57 | Bellevue, age 80, Nov. 10.

Edward O’Connor
’58 | Seattle, age 84, Oct. 22.

John C. Bigelow
’59 | Woodinville, age 85, Sept. 14.

Edward A. Dunn Jr.
’59 | Seattle, age 81, Nov. 22.

Joseph M. Hall
’59 | Issaquah, age 86, Oct. 9.

James P. Hollomon
’59 | Seattle, age 78, Dec. 29.

Otto L. Olson
’59 | Seattle, age 78, Nov. 26.

Susan A. Ogilvie
’59 | Mercer Island, age 78, Aug. 12.

Enn Veskimets
’59 | Myrtle Beach, S.C., age 79, Oct. 24.


The 1960s



Rolaine V. Copeland
’60 | Seattle, age 77, Nov. 4.

Robert Esson
’60 | Shelton, age 83, July 15.

Mary L. Atkinson
’61 | Shoreline, age 84, Oct. 29.

Jack O. Lynch Jr.
’61 | Gig Harbor, age 76, Sept. 23.

Joanne G. Snapp
’61 | Bellevue, age 86, Oct. 25.

Roger K. Anderson
’62 | Seattle, age 76, Oct. 12.

Olin L. Darling
’63 | Shoreline, age 76, Oct. 14.

Carol J. Ricker
’63 | Edmonds, age 73, July 18.

Gary B. Spoor
’63 | Orting, age 75, Sept. 17.

William A. Pittman
’64 | Lynnwood, age 94, Oct. 7.

Bill D. Breitenstein
’66, ’71 | Seattle, Oct. 5.

David J. Nielson
’66 | Bellevue, age 71, Oct. 2.

Gerald S. Solberg
’67 | Seattle, age 76, Oct. 4.

Linda I. Tynes
’67 | Seattle, age 72, Nov. 5.

Audrey M. Williams
’67 | Seattle, age 77, Dec. 20.

James W. Devaney Jr.
’68 | Burien, age 72, Oct. 14.

Robert L. Eby
’69 | Phoenix, age 67, Jan. 23.

Vincent T. Lyons
’69 | Seattle, age 72, Oct. 29.


Douglas Walker
1950–2015

Douglas Walker
Doug Walker loved the outdoors. A veteran mountain climber, he accompanied Sally Jewell, ’78 (now U.S. Secretary of the Interior), the first time she climbed Mount Rainier with her son. But Walker and his wife, Maggie, also loved the UW. They established six endowments in the College of Arts and Sciences that ran the gamut from biology to computer science to mathematics to art to history. “Doug was committed to the pursuit of knowledge in many fields and at all levels,” says Bob Stacey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Walker co-founded the software company WRQ and served on the board of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He died Dec. 31 in an avalanche. He was 65.—JULIE GARNER


The 1970s



Gary R. Gochnour
’70 | Baton Rouge, La., age 78, Oct. 1.

Terry L. Koyano
’70, ’83 | Seattle, age 66, Sept. 20.

Spyros P. Pavlou
’70 | Seattle, age 75, Nov. 28.

Carol L. Ross
’70, ’81 | Wrangell, Alaska, age 74, Sept 7.

Robert E. Trotter
’70, ’73 | Seattle, age 72, Oct. 21.

Robert D. Anderson
’72 | Hope, Idaho, age 66, Sept. 6.

Jim McKenna
’72 | Republic, age 70, Nov. 9.

Conrad L. Scheffler
’73 | Redmond, age 66, Oct. 14.

Gloria L. Schwartz
’73 | Bothell, age 64, Nov. 14.

Marlene J. Knapp
’74 | Redmond, age 78, Oct. 15.

Mary C. Curtis
’76, ’77 | Kirkland, age 81, Sept. 15.

John D. Steendahl
’76 | Ephrata, age 68, June 30.

David J. Belmondo
’77 | Renton, age 62, Nov. 12.


The 1980s



Marianne Hanson
’81 | Seattle, age 83, Oct. 20.

Marilyn J. Sandall
’82 | Seattle, age 73, Sept. 12.

Michael B. Agy
’88 | Lynnwood, age 69, Sept. 25.

Christina E. Welander
’89 | Portland, Ore., age 49, Sept. 26.


The 1990s



Meike Foster-James
’93 | Kent, age 44, Oct. 19.

Mark J. Haley
’93 | Seattle, age 49, Sept. 24.


The 2000s



Kristine A. Edwards
’01 | Tacoma, age 63, Oct. 14.

Matthew F. Burkhart
’05 | Lake Forest Park, age 26, Oct. 6, 2009.

Kazuko U. Bill
’08 | Sammamish, age 94, Oct. 6.

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