Memorials: March 2017 Issue


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1930s

Frank W. McDermott Jr.
’38 | Bainbridge Island, age 99, Sept. 27.

1940s

Robert E. Brockway
’41 | Lacey, age 98, Nov. 11.

Susanne Fisher Hubbach
’41 | Mercer Island, age 96, Jan. 5.

Harriet Maria Safstrtom
’43 | Mercer Island, age 96, Dec. 29.

Patrice Hall Hoelting
’45 | Langley, age 95, Aug. 30.

Joseph R. James
’45 | Seattle, age 92, Nov. 17.

Shirley A. Lindberg
’45 | Mercer Island, age 92, Sept. 22.

Jean Farrell Renny
’45 | Seattle, age 93, Jan. 13.

Mary J. Hardgrove
’46 | Seattle, age 97, Sept. 13.

Robert L. McKinney
’46 | Longview, age 90, Oct. 30.

Lorraine Carosino
’47 | Seattle, age 90, Oct. 17.

Gretchen C. Schneeberger
’47 | Seattle, age 91, Jan. 12, 2016.

Myrick R. Wood
’47 | Seattle, age 97, Sept. 4.

Leland L. Burger
’48 | Seattle, age 98, Oct. 7.

E. Terry Dalton
’48 | Anacortes, age 95, Dec. 8.

June E. Farrell
’48 | Ellensburg, age 90, Oct. 14.

Robert Bruce Banks
’49 | Bellevue, age 91, Dec. 27.

Marjory A. Barbee
’49 | Seattle, age 86, Nov. 20.

George D. Christie
’49 | Danville, Calif., age 91, Dec. 27.

Anne D. Knowles
’49 | San Luis Obispo, Calif., age 89, April 10.

Dorothea Alice Mootafes
’49 | Seattle, age 88, Oct. 12.

Clive M. Wienker
’49 | Lacey, age 92, Oct. 17.

1950s

Arnold C. Anderson
’50 | Bellevue, age 91, Dec. 19.

Shirley A. Iams
’50 | Seattle, age 89, Oct. 6.

Raleigh Osman Johnson
’50 | Mukilteo, age 89, Jan. 6.

Lucy Nan Kent
’50 | Freeland, age 89, Nov. 3.

Roberta K. Mooers
’50 | Shoreline, age 88, Sept. 22.

Dean Parkins
’50 | Seattle, age 89, Jan. 1.

Helen Pulsifer
’50 | Seattle, age 96, Sept. 18.

William J. Schilperoort
’50 | Redmond, age 92, Dec. 19.

Christine A. Siddons
’50 | Seattle, age 87, Oct. 5.

Donn G. Shankland
’50 | Seattle, age 87, Dec. 7.

Thomas K. Armitage
’51 | Bellevue, age 87, Oct. 21.

Donald R. Holman
’51, ’58 | Portland, Oregon, age 86, Sept. 15.

Hal S. Huskinson
’51 | Issaquah, age 90, Jan. 24.

Kenneth Hong Lew
’51 | Mercer Island, age 89, Jan. 5.

Jean M. MacDonald
’51 | Issaquah, age 90, Dec. 20.

Daniel T. Matsumoto
’51 | Sammamish, age 88, Feb. 2, 2016.

Michael D. Ossewaarde
’51 | Bellevue, age 90, Nov. 30.

John Ott
’51 | Seattle, age 89, Dec. 10.

Hardin L. Turney
’51 | Mercer Island, age 95, Nov. 7.

Robert F. Bainbridge
’52 | Edmonds, age 88, Oct. 3.

Morris R. Jellison
’52 | Woodinville, age 91, Sept. 12.

Thomas V. Kane
’52 | Seattle, age 89, Jan. 8.

Sally A. Nollan
’52 | Seattle, age 86, Dec. 16.

Marvin L. Norelius
’52 | Bellevue, age 91, Aug. 13.

Raymond O. Watne
’52 | Seattle, age 88, Oct. 9.

Shirley L. Eastman
’53 | Contuit, Massachusetts, age 85, Nov. 1.

Raymond H. Siderius
’53 | Seattle, age 88, Dec. 26.

Charles Amundson
’54, ’56 | Bellevue, age 85, Oct. 25.

Donald L. Anderson
’54 | Mercer Island, age 85, Jan. 6.

Gary Dan Box
’54 | Seattle, age 86, Nov. 15.

Herbert J. Bittman
’55 | Sequim, age 91, Oct. 16.

William Calvert Jr.
’55 | San Mateo, California, age 82, Oct. 19.

William Lawrence McQueen Jr.
’55 | Seattle, age 86, Jan. 25.

Frank S. Fujii
’56 | Seattle, age 86, Oct. 3.

John P. Harris
’56 | Seattle, age 85, June 17.

Richard E. Koplitz
’56 | Redmond, Oregon, age 90, Nov. 13.

Reese M. Lindquist
’58, ’70 | Seattle, age 80, Oct. 2.

Kathleen J. Thorsen
’58 | Edmonds, age 80, Nov. 8.

Charles E. Webber
’58 | Seattle, age 80, Jan. 10.

Glen L. Carlson
’59 | Lacey, age 86, Oct. 26.

Rodney D. Ice
’59 | Oklahoma City, age 79, Oct. 6.

1960s

Richard Bales
’60 | Bellevue, age 80, Oct. 28.

Irwin Bloom
’60 | Seattle, age 79, Dec. 25.

Mary L. Nordquist
’60 | Edmonds, age 78, Dec. 11.

Leon Monroe Cole
’61 | Bellevue, age 83, Jan. 7.

Keishi Echigo
’61 | Seattle, age 82, Oct. 23.

Dale Gorman
’61 | Poulsbo, age 77, Dec. 19.

Donald W. Mowat
’61 | Burlington, age 71, Oct. 30.

Gretchen F. Burnett
’62 | Carpinteria, Calif., age 76, March 22.

Ken B. Martin
’62 | Bellevue, age 76, Sept. 25.

James J. Plorde
’62, ’73 | Seattle, age 82, Jan. 11.

Clifton O. Caldwell Jr.
’63 | Spokane, age 78, Oct. 23.

Nancy R. Malmgren
’63 | Seattle, age 87, Nov. 8.

Loren Crosby Davidson
’64 | Edmonds, age 75, Jan. 14.

Erik O. Giese
’64 | Key Biscayne, Florida, age 76, Oct. 10.

Susan B. Landeen
’64 | Seattle, age 74, Nov. 19.

Evelyn E. Miller
’64 | Renton, age 95, Nov. 8.

Jack E. Prestrud
’64 | Louisville, Kentucky, age 79, Oct. 15.

Edmond C. Squifflet Sr.
’64 | Issaquah, age 88, Nov. 13.

Jerry I. Lubell
’66, ’68 | Colorado Springs, Colo., age 72, April 5.

R. Michael Stocking
’66 | Seattle, age 75, Jan. 11.

Helen K. Feldhausen
’67 | Burien, age 97, Nov. 22.

Fred W. Titus
’67, ’73 | Madison, Miss., age 70, Sept. 18.

Victor M. Magruder
’68 | Federal Way, age 71, Sept. 30.

Kord E. Roosen-Runge
’69 | Whidbey Island, age 75, Oct. 16.

1970s

James A. Broz
’70 | Bellevue, age 72, Oct. 31.

Harry Nelson Brown
’71 | Camano Island, age 67, Jan. 18.

David W. Hoff
’71 | Seattle, age 72, Oct. 14.

Max W. Wilson
’71 | Camano Island, age 75, Jan. 1.

Doris E. Welch
’72 | Sedro-Woolley, age 92, Dec. 7.

Norman Parker Christensen
’73 | Bellevue, age 66, Jan. 21.

Frederic H. Gerber
’73 | Issaquah, age 80, Oct. 2.

Kenneth D. Holland
’73 | Seattle, age 84, Oct. 18.

Mohammad Habib
’75, ’76 | Bellevue, age 64, Oct. 13.

John Griffin Budlong
’76, ’80, ’82 | Edmonds, age 63, Dec. 24.

Joanne I. Davis
’76 | Tacoma, age 85, Oct. 16.

Frank L. Waynewood
’76 | Seattle, age 79, Nov. 26.

Laurence H. McNamee
’76 | Seattle, age 77, Oct. 17.

Randall C. Wright
’77 | Burien, age 63, Dec. 18.

William J. Yoshida
’77 | Bainbridge Island, age 61, Nov. 4.

Kathleen G. Schultz
’78 | Shoreline, age 85, Oct. 8.

Evelyn J. Chapman
’79 | Seattle, age 80, Nov. 19.

Peter Jacobsen
’79 | Bellevue, age 67, Nov. 14.

1980s

David V. Jordan
’87 | Redmond, age 49, July 11.

1990s

Joan E. Miller
’90 | Seattle, age 64, Nov. 5.

Gregory L. Beckelhymer
’93 | Seattle, age 47, Nov. 28.

Donald M. Tuttle
’95 | Medina, age 50, Sept. 24.

2000s

Rebecca A. Ashby
’00 | Seattle, age 56, Sept. 5.

Heidi W. Doriguzzi
’02 | Sumner, age 37, Oct. 9, 2015.

Lars A. Gilmour
’06, ’12 | Bothell, age 59, Oct. 1.

Faculty & Friends

Marc W. Anderson, ’70, ’80, served as chief of hospital dentistry at UW Medical Center. He later became director of pediatric dentistry at Seattle Children’s. Anderson died Nov. 24 in Seattle at age 73.

Erika Bohm-Vitense was a professor of astronomy from 1968 until 1993 but she didn’t end her career then. She continued to conduct research at the UW for another 18 years. In addition to caring for her disabled daughter, Eva, after retirement, she loved needlework, gardening and spending time outdoors with her family. She died Jan. 21 at the age of 93.

Marguerite H. Beaver, known as “Ty” Cobb Beaver, began working at the UW as a young widow. She managed the HUB and directed an engineering program before retiring at age 75. Beaver died Nov. 21 in Canton, Massachusetts, at age 94.

Francis Michael Celentano, who taught painting and drawing in the School of Art from 1966 to 1997, was a first-generation “Op artist” whose work was included in the seminal 1965 exhibit titled “The Responsive Eye.” The chief curator at the Portland Art Museum once described him as “a quiet force for clarity and intelligence in painting.” He died Nov. 20 at the age of 88.

Paul R. Cressman Sr., ’46, chaired the UW President’s Club and also served as a trustee of the UW Alumni Association and the UW Law School Foundation. He died Oct. 7 in Bellevue at age 94.

Barbara Ann Crist excelled at anything she tackled: medicine, piano, sewing. At the age of 42, she returned to nursing school, graduated at the top of her class and became a nurse at UW Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She died Jan. 6, 2016 at the age of 55.

James Douglas, ’83, was a dedicated pediatrician, radiation oncologist and family man. His obituary says he “was a man of faith—both in God and his Ohio State Buckeyes.” Douglas died June 23 in Seattle at age 65.

Kenneth F. Eather, a founding member of the Washington State Society of Anesthesiology, served on the UW School of Medicine faculty. He was part of a contingent of Northwest physicians who in 1963 traveled to Algeria to provided desperately needed medical care to children and adults. He died Oct. 29 in Tacoma at age 95.

Arden W. Forrey, ’55, ’67, was a research associate in clinical biochemistry. He later worked in computer informatics in restorative dentistry for the School of Dentistry. Forrey died in Seattle Dec. 13 at age 83.

Yasuko T. Fukano, ’42, served as a librarian at a number of UW libraries. She loved to work on Japanese crafts. Fukano died in Seattle Oct. 11 at age 96.

Francis M. Fukuhara, ’55, was an associate professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Despite the fact that he and his family were sent to the Minidoka Relocation Center during World War II, he joined the U.S. Army and served in military intelligence. Fukuhara died Oct. 9 in Seattle at age 91.

Shelby Gilje, ’58, was a 30-year veteran of The Seattle Times best known for the consumer focus of her troubleshooting column. She was inducted into the Communication Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Gilje died Oct. 19 in Seattle at age 79.

Nancy Gregory worked in UW dental clinics as a dental assistant for more than 30 years. She died Dec. 26 in Shoreline at age 64.

Ellen Lois Hooven, ’48, became the first woman to earn a forestry degree from the UW. A native of Spokane, she and her husband Ed worked for many years at Oregon State University. She was an assistant to the manager of the OSU College of Forestry’s McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. She died Dec. 5 at the age of 91.

James H. Kahn, ’94, had a thriving career in the textile business—but his first love was history. So at the age of 67, he earned a master’s in history at the UW and became a devoted friend and supporter of the UW History Department and UW Libraries. He also authored an award-winning Columns magazine article about history professor W. Stull Holt, who during World War II created escape-and-evade tactics for allied pilots downed behind enemy lines. Kahn died Dec. 6 at the age of 89.

William Albert Kelly, ’61, former chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the UW School of Medicine, was a Navy veteran and Eagle Scout who loved the outdoors. He developed a specialized procedure on the pituitary gland for which he became known. He died Dec. 15 at the age of 89.

Ted A. Loomis, ’39, was an emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the School of Medicine. A member of the school’s original faculty, he was the first toxicologist for Washington state. Loomis died Sept. 21 in Clinton at age 99.

Betty McCurdy, ’49, was president of the UW Alumni Association and served on the Visiting Committee for the School of Nursing. She died Dec. 27 at the age of 90.

Philip R. Millard, ’63, was a clinical assistant professor in the School of Medicine and served as president of the Washington State Obstetrical Society. Millard died Dec. 10 in Mill Creek at age 79.

John A. Moga, an emeritus member of the Foster School of Business Advisory Board, had a distinguished career in business and accounting. He died Dec. 23 in Seattle at age 79.

Carl E. Pearson, professor emeritus of applied mathematics, taught in the aeronautics and astronautics department and was instrumental in the founding of the applied mathematics department. Pearson died Aug. 8 in Issaquah at age 94.

Melvyn Poll was an opera star who performed all over the world. But he particularly loved singing the national anthem before Husky football games. Poll, ’63, ’66, who also taught voice at the School of Music, died Jan. 12. He was 75.

Elaine E. Rost, ’67, worked on UW research teams as a technologist and study coordinator. Rost died Oct. 23 in Lacey at age 71.

Thomas Shepard was an old-fashioned pediatrician, the kind of doctor who could make diagnoses without expensive tests. A member of the School of Medicine faculty from 1956 to 1993, he was also a giant in the field of birth defects and wrote a textbook that is still used in medical school today. He died Oct. 3 at the age of 93.

Thomas W. Wall, ’66, ’68, ’74, was a clinical associate professor of psychology. When he retired, he and his wife tended a blueberry farm in the Cascade foothills. Wall died Nov. 18 in Edmonds at age 73.