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Summer 2005 | Volume 28, Number 2 | Footnotes

In Memoriam

DAVID BISHOP ’66 died May 21, 2004, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 59 years old. After graduation from Seattle Pacific, David served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He then earned his master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Oregon and worked as planning director in Oregon’s Umatilla and Yamhill counties before being elected Yamhill County commissioner for two terms. He later served as Oregon transportation regional manager for 13 years. David is survived by his former wife, MADELINE POST ’66; one daughter, JULIA BISHOP ’95; and one son.

WILLIAM “BILL” DOW died February 11, 2005. He was 92 years old. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, Bill married his high school sweetheart, Martha Oatey, in 1935 and moved to Seattle, where the couple raised three daughters. He and business partner William Laney formed the Dow-Laney Company, which offered insurance to employee groups, in 1946. Bill was an active volunteer for civic and nonprofit groups, including YMCA and the United Methodist Church. After Martha passed away in 1982, he married Esther Sessions in 1985. Bill is survived by Esther, three daughters, one stepson, two stepdaughters, nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

ROBERT GOLDSWORTHY ’89 died March 18, 2005, at the age of 39. Rob was born in Detroit, Michigan, and later became a longtime resident of Seattle. He spent most of his career as a teacher at Bainbridge (Washington) High School, and he was an avid volunteer with various community organizations. He is survived by his father and stepmother, one brother, and two sisters.

DEAN GRIFFITH CC ’55 died November 18, 2004, at the age of 73. Born in Pueblo, Colorado, Dean served as pastor for Friends churches in Camas and Lynnwood, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, after graduating from Cascade College. While in college, he participated in a men’s glee club, men’s quartet, and oratorio choir. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth; two daughters; two sons; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Alumna Toured With Ellington in "Sacred Jazz" Choir

EULALEE “LEE” GUSTAFSON NÄSMAN ’56, a gifted singer and beloved wife and mother, died October 21, 2004, at age 70.

Following graduation from SPC, Lee and her husband, DAN NÄSMAN ’55, moved to Southern California, where he became a teacher and school administrator. Lee worked at the Golden Door, a San Marcos spa whose clientele included movie stars. When the spa’s chef started a jazz choir, Lee joined, using the talent she’d developed in Seattle Pacific’s A Capella Choir. The group became popular, and one day jazz legend Duke Ellington came to listen — and asked them to join him.

For the next year, the choir toured with Ellington and his orchestra, performing in now legendary “sacred jazz” concerts. They took the stage in San Francisco and San Diego; recorded an album; were nationally televised from New York; sang with Count Basie; and gave Tony Bennett an impromptu private Christmas concert. “Ellington wanted the group to tour with him in Africa, but they had other jobs, so they couldn’t go,” says Dan.

In 1975, Lee became the administrative analyst for academic personnel at the University of California-San Diego, coordinating employment and promotion files for faculty. She retired in 1992, and when Dan retired in 1996, they returned to Washington state. This fall, Dan will bury Lee’s ashes in Sweden at the foot of a tree her father planted 100 years ago. Lee is survived by her husband of 50 years, three sons, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

CLARA EINFELD HAMSTRA ’51 died June 22, 2004. She was 91 years old. A retired school teacher, Clara taught grade school for more than 40 years in several schools in Washington, California, and Michigan. Her last several years of teaching were in the Everett (Washington) School District. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Ben. She is survived by siblings and stepchildren.

CATHERINE ANTISDALE HAWKINSON ’70 died March 22, 2005, after a five-month battle with cancer. She was 57 years old. Born in Hollywood, California, Catherine attended high school in Bellevue, Washington, before enrolling at SPC. She later earned a master’s degree in psychology from Seattle University and worked for six years as a school psychologist in the Mukilteo (Washington) School District. She enjoyed reading, traveling, bicycling, skiing, and sailing. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward; three children; and one grandson.

FRANCES “FRAN” POUND HAZEN-FRAZIER ’62 died November 25, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. She was 64 years old. Born and raised in Seattle, Fran received a master’s degree from Chapman University in California after graduating from SPC. She married William Hazen in 1964, and they made their home in California, where Fran spent nearly 34 years as an administrator for the Kings County Office of Education. She made a home for 23 foster children and was active in the American Cancer Society, Kings County Special Olympics, and county spelling bees. Fran and William divorced in 1981, and she married Jerry Frazier in 1986. When she retired in 1999, that marriage dissolved, and she moved to Camano Island, Washington, to be near her parents. Fran is survived by one son; her mother, JOY HILL POUND ’36; one sister; one brother, ROBERT POUND ’69; and other relatives, many of whom are SPU graduates.

JAMES HOPKINS ’62 died November 12, 2004. He was 70 years old. A native of Seattle, James earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington, before coming to SPC, where he earned a degree in education. James then taught school for 28 years, retiring from the Marysville (Washington) School District. In his retirement, he earned a ministry license and served at Marysville First Assembly Church, first as office administrator and then as senior adult pastor. James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Irene; two sons; and five grandchildren.

MARK KENOYER CC ’67 died October 30, 2004, at the age of 60. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Mark attended Cascade College and Fuller Seminary. Married to MARGI HELM CC ’67 in 1965, he served as pastor of Tualatin Valley Community Church in Aloha, Oregon, where he lived for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

ESTHER WINTER KLAGES CC ’28 died December 13, 2004. She was 100 years old. Raised on a Central Oregon ranch, Esther taught grade school in a one-room school house to raise money to attend Cascade College. After she graduated from Cascade in 1928, she earned another bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in 1931, and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1942. She taught high school in Oregon for three years before moving to Southern California to work with the Peniel Mission. She next served two years as dean of women at Cascade before returning to the Los Angeles area to become secretary of Trinity Methodist Church, teaching English classes for immigrants in the evenings. In 1956, Esther married Henry Klages. He died in 1977, and she returned to Oregon in 1984, where she became an active volunteer and benefactor for George Fox University. Esther is survived by two nephews and a niece.

DOROTHY TURNER KRETZ, longtime SPU Fellow, died March 28, 2005, at the age of 87. Dorothy enjoyed being a wife, homemaker, and mother. She was active in her church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and choir member. She also volunteered at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, where she received an award for completing 1,500 hours of service. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Alexander, Dorothy is survived by a daughter, SUSAN KRETZ ’71; two sons, including DOUGLAS KRETZ ’72; one grandson; and three granddaughters.

ANNA RUTH SNYDER LEE ’69 died December 6, 2004, at the age of 85. The daughter of a United Methodist pastor, Anna was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Virginia. The family moved to Seattle after her father received an appointment with the United Methodist Pacific Northwest Conference. Anna served in World War II as a secretary in the Volunteer U.S. Coast Guard in Seattle. In 1965, she married Darrell Lee, and they began traveling extensively throughout the world. While in her late 40s, she entered SPC, earned a degree in music education, and began teaching music in the Seattle School District. She excelled at teaching music from around the world. Anna is survived by her husband, six children, 15 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

CHRISTINA LOVELL ’01 was killed in a car accident on January 5, 2005. She was 25 years old. In addition to her bachelor’s degree from SPU, Christina earned an associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology-New York. At the time of her death, she was teaching classes in pattern drafting at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, while completing a degree in civil engineering. She was also on the youth ministries staff of Harvest Community Church in Camas, Washington. Christina is survived by her parents, one brother, and one sister.

WINFRED MCMULLEN ’48 died January 26, 2005, at the age of 84. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, Winfred served in the U.S. Army from 1937 to 1941, when he married F. Eleanor Mickey. After attending SPC, Winfred served as a minister in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church, pastoring churches from 1950 to 1961. He was also the first director of Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center from 1961 to 1975, and an educator and counselor with the Edmonds (Washington) School District from 1961 to 1981. Winfred, who was a post-graduate student at Seattle Pacific from 1959 to 1961, is survived by his wife of 63 years; three daughters, including PATRICIA MCMULLEN LINDEMUTH ’62 and SUSAN MCMULLEN JOSTEN ’71; son JAMES MCMULLEN ’69; five grandchildren, including KIMBERLY LINDEMUTH ’97; and nine great-grandchildren.

LORRAINE WILSON PALMORE CC ’53 died December 9, 2004, at the age of 80. Born in Portland, Oregon, Lorraine attended Cascade College, becoming president of her class. After graduation, she served as director of admissions at Cascade from 1953 to 1954. Lorraine taught school for many years in the Portland and Gresham, Oregon, regions — and in Heidelberg, Germany. There she taught American children whose parents were serving overseas. In 1967, she married W. Vaughan. Lorraine is survived by her husband, two stepdaughters, three stepsons, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

ELAINE PETERSON ’54 died May 14, 2004. A resident of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, Elaine was a retired missionary teacher. She is survived by a sister.

ROBERT POUND ’37 died April 2, 2005. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Robert excelled in high school track and baseball. He attended Wessington Springs College in South Dakota, Platteville Teachers’ College in Wisconsin, Greenville College in Illinois, and finally SPC. He married JOY HILL ’36 shortly after his graduation. Robert spent most of this career working in the car business and retired from Seattle’s Ravenna Motors in 1976. A lifelong singer, he performed and traveled with the Victory Quartet while attending Seattle Pacific. He later organized musical groups and sang for 30 years at Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church. Robert lived the last 13 years of his life in Marysville, Washington. He was preceded in death by his daughter, FRANCES POUND HAZEN-FRAZIER ’62, and is survived by his wife; two children, including ROBERT POUND ’69; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

DAROLD POWELL ’59 died April 6, 2005, at his home on Marrowstone Island, Washington. Darold received an education degree at SPC and later earned a master’s degree in general science from the University of Oregon. He spent 30 years as a school administrator in Washington state. After retiring from the Washington public school system, Darold served eight years as an administrator in the Oregon public school system. He is survived by his wife, DICKEY DRAKE POWELL ’57.

IDA MAE REARICK, longtime SPU Fellow, died June 7, 2005, after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 81 years old. Ida Mae met her husband, SPU Professor Emeritus WILLIAM REARICK, when both were students at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. They married in 1948 following graduation from Greenville and began teaching careers at Los Angeles Pacific College and High School. In 1952, they taught for two years at Central College in McPherson, Kansas, before returning to Los Angeles, where Ida Mae taught at a Christian elementary school. The Rearicks moved to Seattle in 1960, and Ida Mae began a 27-year career in the Seattle Public Schools in both elementary and special education classrooms. She also pursued graduate work in education at Seattle Pacific. When she retired in 1987, Ida Mae received a commendation from KING-TV and Sylvan Learning Centers for teaching excellence and service to the Seattle Public Schools. The Rearicks relocated to Lacey, Washington, in 1992, when Bill retired after 31 years as a professor and administrator at SPU. Ida Mae is survived by her husband of 56 years; one son; one daughter, PAMELA REARICK DECK ’75; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

OPAL HUBBARD ULRICH CC ’36 died December 1, 2004, at the age of 90. Born on her family’s farm in Clackamas, Oregon, Opal was the second of 12 children. After graduating from Milwaukie (Oregon) High School in 1932, she went on to attend Cascade College. Opal married Laurance Ulrich in 1935, and they had four children. A cook at a grade school for 19 years, Opal also taught Sunday school and children’s church until her retirement at age 85. She loved gardening and cooking. Opal’s husband preceded her in death in 1982. She is survived by two sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

ELIZABETH WALLS ’53 died February 2, 2005. She was 88 years old. Born into a military family living in San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth grew up in Texas, Hawaii, and Nebraska. She then attended Central College in Kansas, where she met her future husband, WESLEY WALLS, who later spent 38 years as a professor and administrator at SPU. After Elizabeth returned to Hawaii to complete her senior year in college, Wesley proposed to her via mail. She accepted, and traveled back to the Midwest by ship and train, bringing her wedding dress packed in a trunk. Elizabeth and her husband moved to Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill in 1941, and she became an active member of Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church. Elizabeth is survived by her husband; four children, including FORREST WALLS ’60, BURTON WALLS ’66, and FRANCINE WALLS VAN NESS ’69; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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