In Memoriam

NORMAN "BOB" ARNESEN '50 died from cancer on November 27, 2001, at the age of 77. Born in Canby, Oregon, Bob served in Europe as a staff sergeant during World War II. He attended Northwest Nazarene College, where he met his wife, Ethel, and then came to SPC. During 30 years with Washington's Shoreline School District, he taught fifth and sixth grades for nine years and was a principal for 21 years. He was president of the principals' association and served as editor of the state principals' newsletter. Bob received a number of community service awards, including the PTA Acorn Award, KJR Radio Teacher of the Day and KIRO Citizen of the Day. After retirement, he served as facilities administrator of the North Seattle Church of the Nazarene and taught English to Chinese immigrants. Bob is survived by Ethel, three children and seven grandchildren.

FLORA BURNS '32 died on October 16, 2001. She was 91 years old. Although her college education was interrupted by the Depression, Flora earned her bachelor's degree once her daughters were teenagers. She then taught home economics at SPC for 19 years, retiring in 1974. In 1991, she and her now deceased husband, G. Kimball Burns, moved to Warm Beach Senior Community. Over the years, she was active in the Herman Free Methodist Church in Los Angeles, Seattle's First Free Methodist Church and the Warm Beach Free Methodist Church. Flora is survived by two daughters, JANET BURNS BUCK '55 and MARILYN BURNS WICK '60; five grandchildren, MELANIE BUCK WHITEHEAD '79, LORI BUCK MCMACKIN '83, STEVEN WICK '86, KEVIN WICK '87 and BRIAN WICK '89; and nine great-grandchildren.

GENEVA HEMRY '30 died on September 28, 2001. She was 94 years old. Born in Polo, Minnesota, Geneva became a teacher after graduating from SPC. She was also a longtime member of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Her survivors include a niece and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

STANLEY JACOBSEN '60 died on July 29, 2000, after an extended illness. He was 72 years old. Growing up in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Stanley earned his bachelor's degree at SPC before beginning a 25-year teaching career in the Mukilteo, Washington, School District. In 1979, he and his wife, Dolores, moved to Camano Island. He is survived by Dolores, three children and four grandchildren.

MARYEE RICHARDSON JOHNSON '50 died on October 16, 2001, at the age of 85. After graduating from SPC, she earned a master's degree in education from Atlanta University before returning to the Northwest. Until 1983, she taught kindergarten in the Seattle School District. She is survived by a niece and nephews, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

THOMAS MULHOLLAND '73 died on September 12, 2001, after battling cancer. He was 51 years old. A Washington native, Thomas did post-graduate work at the University of Washington after completing his undergraduate degree at SPC and before teaching for two years in Redmond, Oregon. He and his family then returned to Washington, where he taught high school in Redmond, Washington. In 1978, he joined the Fluke Corporation as the manager of training and development. Thomas served on the Citizens Advisory Committee for the University of Washington, Bothell, since 1997, and he was a strong supporter of college athletics. He is survived by his wife, Laura, and two children.

WILLIAM SCHEIBNER '60 died on May 30, 2001, at age 69. After serving three years in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, William attended SPC and then became a teacher and librarian in the Kennewick School District in Washington. He retired in 1987. He and his wife, ROBERTA HULET SCHEIBNER '51, taught Sunday School together for many years at the Kennewick Nazarene Church. He also belonged to the East Benton County Historical Society, Washington State Historical Society, National Rifle Association and the Washington Commission for the Humanities. William is survived by his wife, two children and six grandchildren.

JOHN SPARKS '40 died on September 4, 2001, at the age of 87. After graduating from SPC, John spent 39 years as an educator and basketball and football coach in Washington's Federal Way and Bellevue school districts. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, IMO ROWE SPARKS '40.

AMOS ULBERG '51 died on September 28, 2001, at the age of 83. After graduating from SPC, Amos attended the Los Angeles School of Optometry, returned to the Northwest and became the first optometrist in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle in 1954. He retired after 40 years. A member of the Northgate Rotary Club, Amos was the president of the Northgate School Board in the 1950s. He was an avid bowler, and he enjoyed golf, gardening, computers and ham radio. Amos was preceded in death by his first wife and a son. He is survived by his second wife, three children, five stepchildren, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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