In Memoriam

ARTURO BOWDRE '90 died October 15, 1999, in Nuernberg, Germany. He was married and the father of a 1 1/2-year-old son.

WILMER BROWN CC' 37 died October 19, 1999, in Stanwood, Washington. He was 85. Born and reared in Gate, Oklahoma, Wilmer became a pastor for the Evangelical Churches of North America. He pastored in Salem, Oregon, from 1937-39 and in Portland, Oregon, and Corvallis, Oregon, until 1954. In 1954, he became the western regional director for the National Association of Evangelicals. He accepted the position of Northwest regional director of the Oriental Missionary Society (OMS) International in 1974. In 1984, Wilmer retired as executive director of OMS International. He enjoyed music and founded the Gospel Gleemen. Wilmer is survived by his wife, IRENE PARKER BROWN CC '38; two daughters; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

HARLAN JENSEN '66 died September 9, 1999, of diabetes. He was 58. For 31 years, despite recurring health problems, Harlan taught fifth and sixth grade at West Seattle's Fairmount Park Elementary School. Known for his enthusiastic and creative teaching of science and history, he served youth in countless other ways as well. He coached park league sports, raising money for kids who couldn't afford uniforms and making each player personalized trophies. He played Santa in annual skits at Fairmount Park, and handed out food and gifts in the High Point and Delridge neighborhoods. Seattle Mayor Paul Schell named March 23, 1998, "Harlan Jensen Day" in his honor. Harlan also received letters from Governor Gary Locke and President Clinton congratulating him on his service to youth. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; three children and six grandchildren.

JEAN LONG LYLE '48 died on November 12, 1999. Jean was an elementary school teacher for 40 years, including 30 years of teaching kindergarten in Seattle. She was a member of First Free Methodist Church and active in Seattleans and Sigma Rho, women's service honoraries. Jean is survived by her husband, EDWIN LYLE SR. '49, former dean of SPU's School of Education; and four children, including LISA WILLIAMS '83.

CLIFFORD ROLOFF '31 died October 14, 1999. He was 90 years old. As a student at SPC, he met HARRIET BITTNER '32, to whom he was married for 64 years. Following graduate study at the University of Washington, Clifford served on the faculty of Wessington Springs College in South Dakota. During WWII, the Roloff family moved to Portland, Oregon, where Clifford worked in the city's defense plants while teaching at Cascade College. From there, he accepted an appointment to teach at Seattle Pacific and became an institution in the History Department for 30 years, from 1944 to 1974. In retirement, Clifford enjoyed historical and genealogical research, travel and a continuing involvement with the Fellows of SPU. Clifford is survived by two children, including DEANE ROLOFF '62, and their families.

PANSY WRIGHT '46 died October 29, 1999, at the age of 76. She was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, but moved to Seattle at a young age. She greatly enjoyed her four years as a student at SPC, where she was active in student affairs. Pansy went on to teach third grade in Richmond Beach, Washington, for two years and then spent 38 years in France as a missionary with Global Outreach. Survivors include one brother and two sisters.

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