In Memoriam

RICHARD G. HAGERTY SR. '37 died October 27, 2000, in Tacoma, Washington. He was 85. Richard was an elementary principal in Tacoma for more than 30 years. In retirement, he continued the gospel singing that he had begun at SPU, singing regularly in rest homes and churches, and for civic events, until shortly before his death. He was also active in community affairs such as feeding the homeless, assisting in food banks and Salvation Army outreach. Richard and his wife, Bernice, traveled the world and visited evangelical mission work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is survived by Bernice and their son, RICHARD G. HAGERTY JR. '57.

HAROLD KALSO '47 died on January 27, 2001, in Warm Beach near Stanwood, Washington. He was 78. Harold finished his bachelor of arts degree at SPC in 1947 after serving with the U.S. Army in World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea. He worked on the family farm for several years, then returned to SPC to earn his teaching certificate. Over the years he taught elementary school in the Sultan, Quincy and Lake Washington school districts. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, MARJ-ORIE PARKER KALSO '49; two children, DON KALSO '71 and CAROLYN KALSO BUCHANAN '73; five grandchildren, including SHARI KALSO NEAL '98; one great-grandson; and a brother, MILTON KALSO '49. His grandson TIMOTHY KALSO is a junior at SPU.

MILDRED ORR KNUTSEN '28 died on June 27, 2000, at the age of 91. She lived in the Seattle area for 76 years, graduating from SPC in 1928 with a degree in education and teaching at the Banner School in Colby. In 1933, she married Albert Knutsen, who was in the fishing industry and later at Boeing. Mildred was active in church, serving as a member of the board of directors, Sunday School superintendent and chair of music. She was a member and past president of the Seattlean Club. Her survivors include three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

GUINEVERE HAGERTY LONG '36 died on November 25, 2000, in Yucaipa, California, where she had lived for the past 30 years. She retired after 35 years of elementary school teaching in Tacoma, but continued to be active playing the organ and piano, and working with the choir, in her home church. Until her death, she was also an active supporter of mission work. Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney.

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