In Memoriam

Jack Arnold

JACK ARNOLD '43 died at home in Seattle on August 31, 1998, at the age of 79. Seattle Pacific's Alumnus of the Year in 1960, he was a former president of the Seattle Pacific Alumni Association, and one of the founders of both the Seattle Pacific Credit Union and the annual Camp Casey Alumni Weekend. Always an avid SPU sports fan, Jack helped organize the Century Club to support the University's athletic programs. After graduating from Seattle Pacific, he became an insurance agent and acquired an office/home near campus, which served as a second home for many SPU students over the years. Jack was past president of the Seattle Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and an active member of Seattle's First Free Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Solveig; children DAN ARNOLD '70, John Arnold, Vik Arnold, Elizabeth Arnold and Rob Arnold; and eight grandchildren.

JAMES BROWN '41 died on June 13, 1998, in Eureka, California. He was 84. Jim held a master's degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1946. He served congregations in Oregon, Washington, South Dakota and California until 1990. Jim was active in many community service organizations and ecumenical activities. He is survived by his wife, Grace; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

EVELYN FERGUSON DUDEK '31 died August 22, 1998, at her daughter's home in Forest Grove, Oregon. She was 88. Evelyn attended both Seattle Pacific and Ellensburg Normal School, graduating with a teaching degree. She taught at the Oak Flats School near Goldendale, Washington, and lived for a while in Bickleton, Washington, where she taught five students in her living room. Evelyn and her husband, Floyd, raised their four children on ranches in Bickleton; Pendleton, Oregon; and North Powder, Oregon.

DOROTHY HOLCOMB '51 died on August 20, 1998, at the age of 93. Dorothy began her career as a teacher at the age of 17 in North Dakota. By the time she retired in 1970, she had earned a degree from SPC; become a reading specialist for the Renton, Washington, School District; and pioneered teaching methods for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma. Dorothy is survived by three daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ALMA BUNTON KINES LINDBERGH '30 died July 10, 1998, at the age of 92. She was a member of the SPU Society of Fellows and Heritage Club. She is survived by one daughter and four grandchildren.

BONNY LONDEAN '57 died July 28, 1998, in Bremerton, Washington. She was 91. After graduating from Seattle Pacific, Bonny earned a master's degree from Colorado State University. She taught elementary school in the Redwood City, California, School District. She is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

MARCI GULBRANSON MOORE '97 died suddenly of unknown causes on August 14, 1998, at her home in Kirkland, Washington. She was 23. Marci married Scott Moore, a UW graduate, in May 1998. Just a few credits shy of receiving her diploma, Marci was awarded her SPU degree posthumously.

PATRICK MYRICK '51 died on June 26, 1998, from mesothelioma that developed 56 years after he had been exposed to asbestos in the shipyards during World War II. He was 75. Patrick served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was, at various times, a speaker for Alcohol Problems Association, pastor of Mansfield Methodist Church, professor at Northwest Bible College (now Northwest College), president of Everett Business College, and in recent years a realtor in Sun City, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, JEAN MYRICK '90; daughters Mary Nell Myrick Sorensen, Anne Myrick Breeden, Monica Myrick Erichsen and GWYNETH MYRICK GINTHER '95; and sons ALEX MYRICK '79, Jon Myrick, Geordie Myrick and GARETH MYRICK '93. The Myricks also have 16 grandchildren, including LEIF SORENSEN '97 and SPU senior HAAKON SORENSEN; five step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

GORDON NECE '53 died on July 7, 1998, at the age of 74. He earned his master's degree in education from SPU in 1967 and taught in the Kent School District for 26 years. Gordon is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; four children; and 10 grandchildren.

ANNA OVERHOLT '42 died April 14, 1998, at the Warm Beach Senior Community Nursing Home. She was 82. Anna taught school in Gig Harbor and Bellevue, Washington, later becoming a vice principal and principal for the Seattle Public School System. Following World War II, she taught for a brief time in the government schools of Germany and Japan, and traveled to many other countries. When she retired, she moved with her longtime friend and roommate, LULA GILBERT '39, to Warm Beach Senior Community, where she was active in several organizations and hobby clubs. She is survived by one brother, MENDAL OVERHOLT '48.

CHARLOTTE POLLOCK, an SPU Fellow, died April 15, 1998, after a long illness. Her daughter, CHARLENE DELAP '70, writes, "She enjoyed her years as a Fellow and was able to match funds through the Boeing Company several times to help students. She really believed in SPU!" Charlotte is survived by her daughter and two grandchildren.

BURTON ROOT '30 died September 12, 1998, in Everett, Washington, at the age of 90. Burton served for more than 50 years as a Free Methodist (FM) pastor in the state of Washington. He held pastorates in Blaine, Sedro Woolley, Ballard, Bellingham, Seattle, Auburn and Centralia. He also served for eight years as a district superintendent in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the FM Church, and for 12 years as a member of the Seattle Pacific Board of Trustees. A resident of Warm Beach, Burton is survived by his wife, OPAL MULLIN ROOT '30; three children; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

ESTHER RUPP '48 died of cancer February 17, 1998, in Modesto, California. Before attending SPC, she graduated from Nyack College in New York. She went on to teach under the New England Fellowship in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. Later she became a social worker in Fresno, California, followed by a teaching stint in the Fresno School District.

SUSAN COOPER STREAM '76 died September 30, 1998, from AML, a form of leukemia. She was 44. Susan and her husband, MARK STREAM '75, lived in Eugene, Oregon, with their three daughters: Brita, Jamie and Heidi. With a degree in physical education from SPU, Susan worked as a homemaker and a physical education teacher for schools in the Eugene-Springfield area. She served as a volunteer/speaker for the Lane County Pregnancy Support Center and as a volunteer "baby cuddler" for Sacred Heart Medical Center. She also assisted Mark, who is the assistant women's track coach at the University of Oregon, in directing the Oregon Track Club summer All-Comers Meets. Susan is survived by Mark; their daughters; her parents, Jim and Elsie Cooper; one brother; and two sisters.

JERRY WALKER '40 died in Seattle from complications related to bone cancer on May 15, 1998. He was 79. Jerry served as a United Methodist minister for more than three decades, primarily in Chicago, Illinois, and Duluth, Minnesota. Voted the "Person of the Year" in religion in Chicago in 1962, he also worked in radio and television, hosting his own TV and radio shows, writing scripts, producing, directing and announcing. He later moved to Belfair, Washington, where he formed the company Sound Video Productions and was well-known for his work to promote the Hood Canal Wetlands Project. He was the author of three novels and loved boating. Jerry is survived by his wife, HOLLY HARDING WALKER '40; two children; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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