June 1997 Class Notes, 1932-1996

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Margaret Milloy Henriksen , '32, Lewiston, Idaho, celebrated last Christmas with all four children and seven grandchildren.

Marvel Elma Johansen, '33, Shoreline, and her husband, Arnold, live in the Richmond Beach area. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on March 7. They keep busy with church and their family, she writes.

Russell G. Wayland, '34, Arlington, Va., writes to say he is "a widower now, unfortunately. Otherwise OK."

Carl J. Straight, '35, Hailey, Idaho, opened an office selling precut cedar homes.

Robert B. Whitebrook, '39, '53, Lake San Marcos, Calif., had his fifth book, Millennium Compact IV published. His book Coastal Exploration of Washington won the State of Washington Centennial Award in 1989.


Thomas J. Hanifen, '42, San Antonio, Texas, and his wife, Josephine, moved into retirement at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio.

Ernagene F. Ingram, '42, Norton, Va., works part time as a physician for a local health district.

Richard C. Trudeau, '42, Lafayette, Calif., has been chairman of the Mott Memorial Fund for the Presidio of San Francisco for the past five years. The fund lobbied Congress to name the visitor center there after William Penn Mott Jr., a former national park director.

Virginia B. Smith, '44, '46, '50, Walnut Creek, Calif., received the 1996 Council of Independent Colleges Award for Outstanding Service in January. She was the UW's 1991 Alumna Summa Laude Dignata and is currently the director of the Futures Project at the California Higher Education Policy Ctr.

Charmian Risegari, '46, Seattle, is a licensed Realtor at the Green Lake Home Realty office. He formerly was in the U.S. foreign service and a United Way agency director in Ohio.

Attention, Class of 1947

Your 50-year reunion is coming. Please mark your calendar for Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 7-8. Specific dates, times and events will be announced soon. To join the reunion committee, please call Kristi Kirschner at (206) 543-0540.

Arthur A. Hart, '48, Boise, Idaho, had his 14th book, Barns of the West: A Vanishing Legacy, published. He is director emeritus of the Idaho State Historical Society.

Gerald Hartley, '48, Spokane, is enjoying his 15th year of retirement after serving 30 years as choral director at Lewis and Clark High School. He is a former member of the Spokane Symphony and was musical director for numerous musical productions at Spokane Civic Theatre over a 20-year period.

Tau-Chao Fan, '49, '51, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., has retired from Rockwell International, where he worked in propulsion systems. He now lectures at colleges throughout the U.S. and has presented papers at Cambridge and Oxford plus universities in Russia, China and Taiwan.

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Richard E. Tremblay, '50, '57, '63, Olympia, is a physician practicing addiction medicine and surgery. He was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Ruth M. Allyn, '51, Santa Barbara, Calif., and her friend, Ruth Whitford, hiked the Grand Canyon together. Allyn, who is 75, keeps in shape by playing tennis and doing aerobics every day.

Dee S. Pratt, '52, Green Cove Springs, Fla., is retired and is a docent at the Jacksonville Zoo Gardens. She lived 36 years in Colorado and served in the state legislature there.

Allan Parker, '53, Seattle, retired on May 1, 1996, after 40 years as a clergyman. His last 12 years were as rector of Trinity Parish Church in downtown Seattle. He and his wife of 45 years, Jean Standal Parker, '54, have six children and 11 grandchildren.

Richard W. Schlachter, '53, Portland, Ore., married his wife, Maxine, on March 5, 1995, and has been enjoying traveling and retirement.

Lawrence Lonn, '56, '59, San Francisco, has been an eye specialist in the Bay Area for many areas. His area of expertise is retinal problems.

Attention, Class of 1957

Your 40-year reunion is coming. Please mark your calendar for Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 7-8. Specific dates, times and events will be announced soon. To join the reunion committee, please call Kristi Kirschner at (206) 543-0540.

Mary Connie Comfort, '57, Middletown, Conn., recently retired as director of the Russell House Prose and Poetry Services at Wesleyan Univ.

Norma Wells, '58, Seattle, received the 1996 Washington State Dental Hygienists' Assoc. Martha Fales Award for her contributions toward advancing dental hygiene education and public health access to oral health care in Washington. She is director of the UW Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program.

Kjell N. Holmes , '59, San Diego, retired three years ago as a civil engineer. He is president of the San Diego Accordion Club.


Esther Robbins Hutton, '61, Seattle, had her autobiography published by Esfir Books.

Tom Kelley, '62, Portland, Ore., is regional director of the IEC group, the largest human resource management consulting firm in the Northwest. His oldest daughter, Kimberly, graduated from the Univ. of Oregon and his youngest daughter, Shawn, is a senior at the Univ. of Oregon.

Gim H. Leong , '62, San Jose, Calif., received his M.B.A. from the Univ. of Santa Clara in 1973, left a career in engineering in 1989 and now is an investment counselor and insurance agent with the Financial Investment Network.

Jeri D. Witt , '62, Temecula, Calif., graduated from law school last year and is preparing to take the California state bar exam.

William H. Pringle, '63, Issaquah, is traveling in Japan this year, pursuing his interest in Japanese gardens and culture. He continues volunteer work teaching citizenship to the Vietnamese community in Seattle.

Clarence F. "Chuck" Seeliger, '63, Stone Mountain, Ga., was reelected to his third term as judge of the Superior Court of DeKalb County. He was also elected chair of the Georgia State Commission on Domestic Violence.

Arnulf P. Hagen , '64, Woodward, Okla., retired as professor emeritus at the Univ. of Oklahoma after 29 years. He is now technical director of Deepwater Chemicals, a subsidiary of Tomen America.

James McColley, '65, Seattle, has been named Washington regional director for individual investor services for Piper Jaffray.

Jack Cyr Jr., '66, Port Orchard, writes to say he is "finally beginning to recover from the big `D's' of the '80s--divorce, debts, deaths and (near) disability. Also survived a near fatal head-on collision just north of Poulsbo." He also took a veteran's case all the way to the Washington state Supreme Court in February 1996.

Robert Baumbardner, '67, Kuwait City, Kuwait, is project manager for the Kuwait Infrastructure Management System. He is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world on infrastructure management.

James H. Roberts, '67, Bellevue, retired on Jan. 1, 1996, after 35 years in Boeing's Missiles and Space Div. He is now director of space systems engineering for Sygenex, an aerospace consulting firm.

Florence L. Vining, '67, Puyallup, received the 1996 Distinguished Member Award from the Washington State Chapter of the National Assoc. of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.

Doug Cowan, '68, Bellevue, is dean of the National College of DUI Defense for 1996-97. He presided over a winter session in Seattle with 400 lawyers from throughout the country.

Georgie Kunkel, '68, Seattle, is a member of the Raging Grannies, a group of "outrageous grannies who bring political awareness to the public by singing cutting edge parodies," she writes.

Sharon Maeda, '68, Seattle, is a manager for the Seattle Community Development Partnership. She was former deputy asst. secretary for public affairs in the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.


Mark Allen, '70, Olympia, is president and CEO of the Washington State Assoc. of Broadcasters. He has served as the association's assistant to the president and general counsel, and executive director and legal counsel.

Patrick E. Welch, '70, '73, Seattle, was elected chairman and chief executive officer of National Life of Vermont. He had served as president, CEO and chairman of the board of GNA Corp., a Seattle insurance and financial services company.

Attention, Class of 1972

Your 25-year reunion is coming. Please mark your calendar for Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 7-8. Specific dates, times and events will be announced soon. To join the reunion committee, please call Kristi Kirschner at (206) 543-0540.

Jocelyn Curry, '72, Shoreline, has raised a family while developing a career in hand lettering and illustration. Her clients include local graphic designers, wineries and card companies. Her son, Eliasher, is a sophomore at the UW.

Moira J. Morris, '73, '75, Mercer Island, was widowed in 1980 and remarried in 1987. She has worked in the public health field at urban clinics and at drug and alcohol assessment centers.

Bob Fish, '74, Seattle, is a loan officer with the Wedgwood branch of Continental Mortgage. He spent eight years in the company's Bellevue branch.

Attention, Class of 1975

Did you lose a UW class ring? A man's gold ring with a blue stone with a personal inscription was found in Honolulu. If you think this is your ring, please contact Erinn Webber, 1333 Colmar, Plano, Texas 75203 or (972) 517-0338.

A. Michael Beaird, '75, Bayside, N.Y., is the deputy director of St. John's University's law school library in New York. He had been deputy director at Michie, a law publisher in Virginia.

Hans M. Gunderson, '75, Redmond, has joined the management consulting firm the Freelance Group as a principal.

William B. Hassler, '75, Pearl City, Hawaii, spent 17 years as a military librarian, directing Navy and Air Force base libraries in Hawaii and Japan. Since retiring in 1992, he writes that he is "not doing a damn thing except brewing beer, making wine, smoking fish and other medieval housefrau activities."

Mark H. Bailey, '76, Birch Bay, is president and CEO of Minefinders Corp., a company with exploration projects in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. He has been an exploration geologist for 20 years.

Sarah Lee Blum, '76, Auburn, is a nurse and Vietnam veteran who returned to Vietnam in 1996 as part of the PeaceTrees Vietnam project. She and her group planted 2,000 trees to create Friendship Forrest Park.

Dianne Moore, '76, Gig Harbor, is a library faculty member at Olympic College in Bremerton. The library lost a third of its building and a more than half of its collection when the roof caved in under the weight of snow.

E. Martin Walker, '76, Frisco, Texas, is director of the Federal Workers' Compensation Program for five Southern states. He also received the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore for rendering assistance to the survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Cmdr. David D. Bigelow, '77, Norfolk, Va., is commanding officer of the USS Hawes, a frigate of the Atlantic Fleet. He recently participated in the evacuation of nearly 900 American and foreign citizens from Albania. Helicopters from Bigelow's shop also assisted in the search and rescue of Albanian refugees fleeing their country via the Adriatic Sea.

Sam Elwonger, '77, Seattle, is executive director of the Vashon Island Teen Ctr. after spending 15 years as a lawyer.

Diane C. Thompson, '77, '89, Seattle, completed a major study on bicycle safety, helmets and their effectiveness for the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and Group Health. Her findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Assoc. in 1996.

Sharon Dean, '78, West Chester, Penn., was included in the Who's Who of American Women 1997-98. She owns an information brokerage business, specializing in business research.

Karen M. Schultz, '78, '80, Rowayton, Conn., was recently married to Lowell Johnson and they are expecting their first child in June. She is still working as director of finance and operations for GTE Realty in Stamford, Conn.

Kristi Mathisen, '78, Brier, has become a shareholder in Baden Martin Ross & Smith, a firm of certified public accountants. She specializes in trust, estate and gift taxation.

Florian W. Ward, '78, Chaddsford, Penn., is vice president for research and development at TIC Gums, a food ingredient company. He has published articles on flavor encapsulation and applications in hydrocolloids in foods and pharmaceutical products.

Allan W.H. Wong, '78, Hong Kong, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a principal engineer for Halcrow Consulting Engineers. He, his wife, Kitty, and sons, Odeon and Simpson, all enjoy Internet surfing.

Kiran Bhatt, '79, Palo Alto, Calif., is included Who's Who in America, and was selected to be in the Dictionary of International Biography. She is the single parent of a 16-year-old son.


Gregory G. Dess, '80, Lexington, Ky., is the Carol Martin Gatton Endowed Chairholder in Leadership and Strategic Management at the Univ. of Kentucky. He, his wife, Margie, and daughter, Taylor, are building a home in Lexington.

Michael Eshelman, '81, Seattle, is in his seventh year at FSI, a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm. He and Rob Danforth, '77, are partners/owners of the firm.

James K. Martin, '81, Vancouver, Wash., is founder, president and creative director of MVP Video Productions, a commercial video production facility.

Jeri R. White, '81, Seattle, is executive director of Southeast Youth and Family Services. She is also second vice president of the Minority Executive Directors Coalition.

Carlin McClary Johnson, '82, Apex, N.C., and her husband, Mark, had a baby girl, the first one in five Johnson generations. Adria joins brothers Lindsey, 4, and Gabriel, 2.

Randolph S. Lenac, '82, Oceanside, Calif., has been a lieutenant colonel in the Marines for the past 22 years. He is married to the former Barbara Pruitt. They have a daughter attending Clark Community College and another attending the UW.

Barbara Youngquist Morey, '82, Arlington, Va., welcomed her second child, Katherine Leigh Morey, on July 18, 1996.

Tom Porras, '82, Pocatello, Idaho, announced his retirement from pro football after playing 17 seasons. He is the new quarterbacks coach at Idaho State Univ. His wife, Bunny Stewart, '81, is an emergency nurse. They have two boys, Tyler, 9, and Paul, 6.

Donna J. Porter, '82, Kirkland, had a solo exhibition at Seattle Pacific Univ. She curates exhibits for the City of Redmond as well as the "Art of the Theatre" for the Bellevue Art Museum.

C. Bruce Nisker, '84, Hong Kong, is a fund manager for Barclays Global Investors and manages the Asia Tigers Fund.

Phil Moir, '86, Burnaby, B.C., is school administrator with the Vancouver School Board. He spent nearly two decades in adult education administration at the Univ. of British Columbia and the Univ. of Western Ontario.

Attention, Class of 1987

Your 10--year reunion is coming. Please mark your calendar for Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 7-8. Specific dates, times and events will be announced soon. To join the reunion committee, please call Kristi Kirschner at (206) 543-0540.

Chris George, '87, Issaquah, is the controller for the Paper Zone, Inc., a nine-store chain of paper product stores. He and his wife, Lori, '92, welcomed their first child, Jake Christopher George, on Jan. 25.

Michael M. Haglund, '87, Cary, N.C., was promoted to associate professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology at Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. He received a Sloan Fellowship in the neurosciences and led a medical missionary team to Ecuador in 1996.

Lisa Marsh, '87, Olympia, is a student in the L.L.M. in taxation program at the UW law school. She passed the bar admission examinations in Washington, Oregon and Texas.

Fielding Mercer, '87, Honolulu, was married in 1989 to Faye Keiko Kobayashi. He works in the ER of the Straub Clinic and Hospital. They participate in triathlons, diving and golf.

Rene J. Sanchez, '87, Warner Robins, Ga., is a staff family physician serving as a military officer in the Air Force at Robins Air Force Base.

David Schonhard, '87, Snohomish, and his wife, Nancie, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. David is performing hydrogeologic work for Snohomish County.

Doug Ing, '88, Seattle, received the Carp Award for his documentary Leslie. It premiered at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival and won the award from the audience as best Northwest film or video.

Sharon L. Rosell, '88, Ellensburg, is a physics professor at Central Washington Univ. She will be listed in the 1998 edition of Who's Who in America.

Victoria Scott, '88, '96, Klamath Falls, Ore., has joined the Oregon Inst. of Technology faculty as a librarian.

Elizabeth Hager Spiller, '88, Olympia, and her husband, Ryan, announce the arrival of their third child, Jona Christine, on Jan. 15.

Stuart Trippel, '88, Bellevue, is vice president of EES Consulting, providing management consulting and analytical services to electric, natural gas and water utilities and private firms.

Larry Williams, '88, Bellevue, is Boeing's global account manager for Rockwell Automation. He is also pursuing an M.B.A., and enjoys skiing, sailing and golf.


Tom Allan, '90, Kirkland, was promoted to area sales manager at Western Washington Beverage. His wife, Anne, was due to deliver on May 23.

Brandon G. McDougall, '90, Olympia, is a vocational rehabilitation counselor, handling industrial injury cases.

Georgie Ann Weatherby, '90, Spokane, is an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Gonzaga Univ. She recently edited the book The Power of Gender in Religion.

Alan Harvey, '91, Seattle, and his business partner, Joel Gendelman, '91, founded Allegis Communications, a national outsource specialist company that works with property/casualty insurance claims departments.

Howard Hu, '91, '94, Seabrook, Texas, works for NASA as an engineer on the international space station program.

Atina Casas, '92, Portland, moved to Oregon after receiving her degree and works for the City of Portland, managing environmental monitoring projects.

Juventino Garza , '92, Denver, was married to Allison Garza on Dec. 7, 1996. He is an advertising executive for the Graham Group, handling Chevrolet accounts in Mississippi and Nebraska.

Henry Haselton, '92, '95, Seattle, is a civil/geotechnical engineer at AGI Technologies in Bellevue.

Andy Lewis, '92, Ann Arbor, Mich., begins his fourth year of dental school at the Univ. of Michigan in June. He was married to Ruth Rogers, '94, in May, 1996.

Jennifer A. Cameron, '93, San Francisco, will marry Jason Chanes King, '92, on July 12, 1997, in Seattle. They will live in San Francisco.

Peggy Good, '93, Mountlake Terrace, is a loan officer at Seafirst Bank in the minority and women's business center.

Brent Harrison, '93, Vancouver, Wash., is a corporate officer and project manager of a new company, Pacific Heritage Homes, which is starting a subdivision in Hillsboro, Ore.

Adriel C. Lam , '93, Fort Hood, Texas, is a tactical intelligence officer at Fort Hood. He earned an Army Commendation Medal for his duties as platoon leader and battalion adjutant during a tour of South Korea.

Kevin Minsky, '93, Washington, D.C., graduated cum laude from Syracuse Univ. College of Law and works for a communications law firm.

1st Lt. John L. Schaures, '93, Kingsville, Texas, has been designated a naval aviator after completing months of flight training with Training Air Wing Two at the Kingsville Naval Air Station.

Susan D. Westberg, '93, Tacoma, graduated with a master's in education in March from City University in Tacoma.

Jodene Anicello, '94, Bothell, started a teaching business, Communication Bridge. She teaches American Sign Language, and does presentations about deaf culture to a wide range of corporations and associations.

Terrie D. Buell, '94, Portland, Ore., worked as an international tile purchaser, got a master's degree at the Sorbonne, lived in Paris, and now is back in Portland. She is the regional representative for the Semester at Sea exchange program.

Clare Murphy, '94, Rochester, Minn., is a psychiatric social worker at the Mayo Medical Ctr., and hopes to return to the Seattle area soon.

Pamela L. Farr, '95, Olympia, married Dan Johnson after completing her Ph.D. in education. She is now director of curriculum, instruction and staff development in the Olympia School Dist.

Lt. Gregory Grico, '95, Atsugi, Japan, is serving with the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. He and his wife, Lisa, are enjoying life in Japan.

Treva Dea, '96, Seattle, is a Realtor with the Wedgwood branch of Windemere Real Estate.

Chelsea C. Went, '96, Portland, is involved in the two-year M.S.W. program at Portland State Univ.

Attention, all classes

Interested alumni want to organize a UW Gay and Lesbian Alumni Club. If you are interested in serving on the steering committee, contact Bonnie Rush at 543-0540 or outside Seattle at 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

HUB Memories Sought

For 50th Anniversary

As a UW student, you may have spent many hours in the HUB studying, relaxing, attending events and meeting other students. Personal memories, unusual experiences or remarkable anecdotes about the HUB are being sought in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Husky Union Building in October 1999. Please send in your memories and include your name, the year, and a way to reach you. Send them to Paul Zuchowski, Husky Union Building, Box 352230, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2230 or e-mail badgers@u.washington.edu on the Internet.

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