ISABEL ACHILLES ALLGOR '39 died September 5, 1999, in Modesto, California. Isabel was a graduate of Seattle Pacific's "Normal School" for teacher preparation. She was preceded in death by her husband, DONALD ALLGOR '39.
JUDITH ARRON '63, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall since 1986, died of breast cancer December 18, 1998, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She was 56 and a resident of Chappaqua, New York. Credited by some with having "completely transformed" the institution of Carnegie Hall, Judith was eulogized by the Carnegie Board of Trustees, The Metropolitan Opera, The Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York and others as "a woman of great courage, leadership and vision," "a creative and dedicated administrator" and "a truly exemplary leader in the arts." She began her career as assistant to the president of the American Symphony Orchestra League. Prior to her position at Carnegie Hall, Judith was the manager of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
ODDVAR BERG '50 of Russellville, Kentucky, died July 2, 1999, after ten years of illness. He was 84. Up until health problems sidelined him, he had been active as a pastor, evangelist and motivational speaker following 20 years of mission work in Africa. His wife, Margaret, writes that Oddvar "had fond memories of his time at SPU and was always grateful for the opportunities afforded him."
HELEN ELIZABETH KING '37, an elementary school teacher in Friday Harbor and Bellevue, Washington, for 30 years, died July 19, 1999. She had been living at the Golden Hearth Residence in Woodinville, Washington. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, John D. King. Survivors include her two children and four grandchildren.
MARGARET SUTTON '79, one of the first students to earn a degree in SPU's Senior Learners Program, died August 22, 1999, in Gig Harbor, Washington. She was 91 years old. A longtime resident of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Margaret raised four children and worked for the Travelers Insurance Company for 25 years. In 1971, she was named the Travelers Insurance Woman of the Year. Following her retirement in 1973, Margaret enrolled at SPU, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. She took subsequent classes toward her master's degree, became a recognized sculptress, and traveled extensively in Europe, the Holy Land, Asia and South Africa. She was active in the Christian Writers' Conference and Seattle's First Free Methodist Church. A member of SPU's Society of Fellows, Margaret inaugurated an auction from which the Margaret Sutton Visual Arts Scholarship Endowment Fund was established. In 1999, this fund provided seven art scholarships to deserving SPU students. In her later years, Margaret lived at Warm Beach Retirement Community in Stanwood; Crista Shores Retirement Community in Silverdale; and most recently at Manor Care Health Services in Gig Harbor. She is survived by her children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
BERN MADISON WARREN, CASCADE '46, died February 8, 1999, in Portland, Oregon. He was 77. Bern served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After graduating from Cascade College, he earned degrees from Western Evangelical Seminary and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago. He taught at Azusa Pacific College before returning to Western Evangelical Seminary as a professor in 1959. Bern is survived by his wife, Majel; one son; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
DOROTHY WILSON, who worked as administrative assistant in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at SPU for 20 years, died July 4, 1999. A memorial service was held at First Free Methodist Church on campus.
MARGARET WOODS, emerita professor of education, died August 6, 1999, at The Homestead, an adult family home in Coupeville, Washington, where she had lived for the past year. She was 87. As an associate professor in Seattle Pacific's School of Education from 1958-1976, Margaret achieved international recognition for her work in creativity and early childhood education. She was a popular seminar speaker and workshop leader, taking her imaginative presentations to schools and organizations in all 50 states, as well as Canada, England and Australia. In addition to serving on various national educational boards and committees, Margaret was the director of the Children's Center in the Christian Witness Pavilion at Century 21, Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. She also headed Chil-dren's World in the Better Living Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964. A Washington native, Margaret attended Chehalis High School, Centralia College and Washington State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree. In 1990, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Centralia College.
DON WORRALL '60, a veteran teacher and track coach, died September 2, 1999, of cancer. He was 61. Attending SPC on a track scholarship, Don set Falcon records in pole vaulting that stood for many years. After graduation from SPC, Don completed a master's degree in physical education at the University of Washington in 1967. He then went on to teach math and physical education, and coach track, in Washington's Shoreline School District for 30 years. He retired in the early 1990s but continued to compete in master's level athletics. Don enjoyed fishing, tending rhododendrons, driving collector cars and listening to music. Recently he became interested in genealogy and went to reunions in South Dakota's Black Hills, where his father had been a miner. Don is survived by his wife, Marjorie; three children, including WENDY WORRALL REDAL '83; and four grandchildren.
DELLNO KREIDER '34, longtime SPU sports fan and dedicated churchman, died June 15, 1999, in an automobile accident. He was 89. Throughout the '60s and '70s, Dellno was a permanent fixture at center court during Falcon basketball games, where he ran the time clock. He also rearranged his schedule at Seattle Transit, where he worked for 37 years, to help drive the basketball team to away games. After retiring from Seattle Transit, Dellno spent seven years as manager/treasurer of the Seattle Pacific Credit Union. Following the death of his first wife, longtime SPU faculty member DOROTHY BOYD KREIDER '33, Dellno continued to volunteer in the kitchen for First Free Methodist Church's Wednesday night dinners. Through these dinners, he met JEANNE SNOD-GRASS '72, whom he married in 1988. The couple took up residence at Warm Beach Senior Community. Over the years, Dellno and Jeanne enjoyed traveling, especially to a Free Methodist mission near Nogales, Mexico.