In Memoriam

William Hansen

C. REUBEN ANDERSON '40 died February 6, 2000. A graduate of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Reuben served as a pastor in Illinois, Washington, California and Minnesota. He also served as associate superintendent for the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Reuben's active ministry spanned 45 years, until Parkinson's Disease forced him into retirement. During his lifetime, he recorded three LP gospel and hymn albums in Swedish, and published a Bible study book and two volumes of humorous stories, Rambling With Reuben. Reuben and his wife of 57 years, MARJORIE SILL ANDERSON '40, lived in Minneapolis during retirement. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

WILLIAM HANSEN '56 died January 7, 2000, after a three-month battle with infections. He was 75. After graduating from SPC, Will (Bill) earned his M.A. from the University of Washington in 1962 and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and public address from the University of Oregon in 1971. He returned to SPC as a professor in 1958, retiring as dean of the School of Humanities in 1988. During his tenure at Seattle Pacific, Will coached the debate squad for many years. He enjoyed teaching speech classes, especially British oratory, and hosting Friday tea parties in his home. Will and his wife, ELLEN MAE LEGG HANSEN '66, moved to Lincoln City, Oregon, after their retirement. Will was active in church, fishing, golfing, reading, writing essays and family activities. He is survived by Ellen, his wife of 52 years; children Katherine Hansen Petersen, RICHARD HANSEN '71, MARY HANSEN DAVIS NYSTROM '89 and Gregory Hansen; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings LOUISE HANSEN ARCHER '44, HERBERT HANSEN '42 and BERNARD HANSEN '50.

CATHERINE HEDRICK '68 died October 31, 1999. A violinist and longtime teacher in the Edmonds, Washington, School District, she is survived by two children, two grandchildren and two sisters.

WINIFRED LEIGHTON, SPC faculty member from 1947-76, died on July 13, 1999, in Seattle. She was 88. Winifred taught in both the schools of Music and Education at SPC. An accomplished violinist, she was hired as a string instrument teacher. Later she taught music education and helped place hundreds of music graduates in teaching positions. Her continued interest in students after graduation prompted the Board of Trustees to commend Winifred at her retirement as a person who "earned the gratitude, respect and love of a succeeding generation of students."

MARSELLE MOORE '79 was killed on January 29, 2000, in a traffic accident. The pastor of Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church in West Branch, Michigan, Marselle is survived by his wife, Carol, and two sons. He was the brother of KIMBERLY MOORE-JUMONVILLE '81.

DON SNELLMAN died September 21, 1999, of cancer. He was 75. A Seattle entrepreneur, Don donated $500,000 to SPU's School of Business and Economics in the early 1980s. At the time, it was the largest-ever donation received by SPU. He is survived by a daughter and brother.

JOHN "JACK" STEVENS '58 died December 17, 1999, at the age of 66. A teacher for many years, Jack went on to work in the insurance industry until his retirement in 1998. Although he lived in Bellevue, Washington, for 40 years, he retained a love for Canada, where he was born and where he held citizenship. He was also an active member of Timberlake Christian Fellowship in Redmond. Jack is survived by his wife of 40 years, ARLENE EDGBERT STEVENS '58; sons DAVID STEVENS '84 and JOHN STEVENS '86; daughters CHERYL STEVENS MAGNUSSON '84 and SUSAN STEVENS KING '92; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by two sons-in-law, including STEVE MAGNUSSON '83; and two daughters-in-law, JEANETTE ROSS STEVENS '84 and TRACY ODELL STEVENS '86.

HARRY "BUD" TIMM died at his home in Monroe, Washington, on March 13, 2000, after a year-long fight with cancer. He was 68. Born in Nebraska, Bud attended Central College in McPherson, Kansas, where he met his wife-to-be, MARY BELLE '53. Following their education at Central, the couple came to Seattle Pacific, where they were eventually married. After attending seminary, Bud entered the pastorate and in 1967 enrolled in the Army as a chaplain. He served in Vietnam and Iran, and in various stateside assignments. During retirement, he was active in prison ministry and as a volunteer at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington. Bud is survived by Mary Belle; daughters SHARON TIMM BILBRO '77, SHARLEEN TIMM LARSON '80 and SHELLY TIMM CASALE '87; son STEVEN TIMM '82; and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by three sons-in-law, TOM BILBRO '75, BILL LARSON '80 and PAUL CASALE '86; and one daughter-in-law.

CLARENCE "CAL" TORSTENBO '50 died January 20, 2000, after being hospitalized for multiple ailments, including heart and lung problems. He is survived by his wife, ELEANOR SWANSON TORSTENBO '50; and children Ross Torstenbo, Neil Torstenbo, CRAIG TORSTENBO '82 and Dale Torstenbo.

F. PAUL WITT '37 died January 28, 2000, at Warm Beach Senior Community in Stanwood, Washington. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, DOROTHY CLARKE WITT '37; five daughters, including MARVA "BUNNY" WITT FRENSLEY '64 and PAULA WITT HAAKENSON '73; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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