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Class of 1948
Reunion: Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. This is the only class
which will hold its reunion in the spring.
DAVID V. ABBOTT writes that he and MILDRED RUST ABBOTT '42
"recall our days [at Seattle Pacific] with great joy." SPU has
been an Abbott family tradition for four generations, beginning with David's
mother, LILLIAN PERRY '11. A retired pastor who lives in Seattle,
David served on the SPU Board of Trustees for 16 years.
BETTY SWARD ARONSON lives in Seattle, where she is president of
C. "Connie" Aronson Inc (Best Locking and Access Systems). Her
husband, Connie, retired several years ago and Betty says she's "considering
'cutting back.' " She also writes that "God has been so good to
me in giving me a wonderful husband for 49 years, three children nearby
and four granddaughters who are the joy of our lives." The Aronsons'
two sons are active in running the family business.
FLORENCE CARTER took three years of nurse's training at Grace
Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, after graduating from SPC. She went on to
serve as a missionary in Africa for 30 years, teaching African nurses how
to deliver babies and mothers how to care for their newborns. In addition,
she treated up to 300 patients per day at an outpatient clinic. Florence
now lives in Spring Arbor, Michigan.
MARVIN COHAGAN and MARGARET TURNBOUGH COHAGAN have been
retired for ten years, although they describe themselves as "still
very active in Kingdom work." Before retirement, Marvin was a marketing
executive and Margaret a teacher. On June 28, 1997, friends and relatives
helped the Cohagans celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They reside
in Modesto, California.
BARBARA SILL COLE has enjoyed a long career as a musician. Her
husband, James, is an insurance risk manager. The Coles live in King City,
Oregon, and have two sons. Theycelebrated their 40th wedding anniversary
on July 20, 1997. Each year, Barbara and James spend time in Quito, Ecuador,
where they are involved in mission work with Radio HCJB, "The Voice
of the Andes."
BOB CORSON retired in 1984 after 33 years in research engineering
with the Northrop Corporation in California. He has since moved to Camano
Island, Washington, with his wife, BETTY COLLINS CORSON '47. Before
her retirement, Betty was a teacher at an "opportunity" junior
high school. Their son, DON CORSON '70, also graduated from SPC.
HARRIETTE KELSTRUP KLIPPERT studied the New Testament in graduate
school at Wheaton College after she left SPC. She married Tom Klippert,
a physicist who just recently retired. The two now live in Glendale Heights,
Illinois, and have three children and six grandchildren. The Klipperts have
been active for many years in the AWANA program. "We have been involved
in every facet from writing materials and serving on the board to picking
up grandkids and their friends," writes Harriette.
DAVID KNOLL taught chemistry and physics for 34 years. In the
summer of 1958, he and his wife, MURIEL JOHNSON KNOLL '49, visited
20 countries in Europe. In the summers from 1960 to 1964, David did research
in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Retired, the Knolls now live in Stanwood, Washington, and attend Warm Beach
Free Methodist Church. They have two children and four grandchildren.
KEN MEIER retired from public school teaching after 30 years.
Now, after 16 years of owning and operating a driving school in Yakima,
Washington, he plans to retire this winter. Ken and his wife, Ruth, have
been active in the music ministry of their church for many years.
JERRY NEWTON and CLARA CAMPBELL NEWTON live in Seattle.
Jerry is retired after a career as an elementary school principal for the
Seattle School District and a part-time college instructor. In 1987, he
climbed Mt. Everest. The Newtons have two daughters, both of whom graduated
from SPU. Jerry's mother, LOIS NEWTON '15, was also a graduate.
LAURA ELMER ROOT and STEVE ROOT '49 write that they are
enjoying retirement and, after 17 years as missionaries in India, "at
last living on the same continent with all four of our boys and their families.
With 15 grandchildren, family times are very special." The Roots make
their home in Battle Ground, Washington.
EUGENE STEWART was a Free Methodist pastor for 17 years after
graduation from SPC. He then taught for a total of 21 years at Central College,
Greenville College, Union Biblical Seminary (India) and Evangelical Bible
Seminary (South Africa). He now lives in Seattle and works part-time for
Hertz Rental Agency.
RAYMOND STREUTKER and LORRAINE STREUTKER recently celebrated
50 years of marriage and 50 years of ministry together. They spent 34 of
those years as missionaries to the Philippines. Now retired, Ray still works
half-time managing and maintaining 24 apartments and grounds. The Streutkers
live in Bremerton, Washington, and have four daughters, three grandchildren
and one great- grandchild. As a hobby, Ray collects antique telephones.
AUBURN WITT and BESSIE FINLAY WITT are retired missionaries.
After graduating from SPC, Auburn earned a degree from Western Evangelical
Seminary in 1952. He and Bessie spent one year in Alaska, then went to Nigeria
for 15 years. The Witts then settled in Ontario, Canada, where they currently
reside. They have two children.
Class of 1953
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 1:30 p.m. Light Buffet. Main Lobby,
Miller Science Learning Center.
HERB W. ANDERSON was employed as an environmental epidemiologist
for 33 years, then worked for the National Park service for eight years.
He is presently the owner and operator of Scandinavian Specialty Products
Inc. in Seattle. He writes that his wife, Ruby, "has been my best friend
for 42 years." They have a son and daughter, and four grandchildren.
BARBARA PETTENGILL SMITH FAY dropped out of SPC to marry childhood
sweetheart GORDY SMITH '54. They moved to Kent, Washington, in 1954,
where Gordy began his teaching career and spent 27 years as an elementary
school principal. The parents of three daughters, the Smiths were active
at the Kent Covenant Church and with Prison Fellowship. Barbara was also
involved in a prayer ministry and was a featured speaker at women's groups.
In 1993, Gordy died following a long illness. Since then, Barbara has continued
in her ministries and, with her new husband, Gene Fay, has moved to Yelm,
JOYCE NAPIER GOODALE and her husband, Bob, have been retired from
teaching for eight years and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary
- and 40th year of living in Washougal, Washington. Their daughter, MARY
RUTH GOODALE THOMAS '85, teaches in the Snohomish, Washington, School
District half-time. Son JOHN GOODALE '82 is a minister to single
adults at First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
WENDELL HAWLEY retired as senior vice president of Tyndale House
Publishers in October 1997 after 28 years with the company.
TOM HODSON and BARBARA CARTWRIGHT HODSON '55 are semi-retired
and living near Central College in McPherson, Kansas, where Tom helps with
grounds care. They write that they "are enjoying the small town friendliness
and slower pace of life.Come and see us!" Two of the Hodsons' four
children also live in the Midwest.
KATHRYN (KAY) WEST ISBELL married Ray Isbell, whose parents were
SPC graduates: RAYMOND ISBELL '24 and GRACE ISBELL '24. Together,
Kay and Ray served as missionaries in Latin America for 25 years. Kay is
now a bookkeeper for New Horizons Ministries in Seattle and Ray is retired.
They live at Crista Shores retirement community in Silverdale, Washington.
The Isbells have three children and four grandchildren. Their son, KEITH
ISBELL '86, is a missionary in Ecuador.
MARIAN BARNHART SANDBERG retired in 1991 after 32 years of public
school teaching. She lives in Manassas, Virginia, with her husband, CARL
SANDBERG '58. The couple has three children and three grand-children.
MIYOKO MASADA UZAKI is retired and lives in Fresno, California.
She does volunteer work at her church and for the American Red Cross, and
enjoys gardening. Her only daughter teaches at a Christian school and works
with a church youth group. Miyoko writes, "Greetings to my classmates!"
MIRIAM WATSON retired from teaching in the Seattle Public Schools
in 1985. She is a member of the First Free Methodist Church in Seattle and
is involved in the Senior Adult Clinic there.
Class of 1958
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 1:30 p.m. Light Buffet. Second
Floor Lounge, Moyer Hall.
MARILYN LATTA ANDERSON has lived in Anchorage, Alaska, for the
past 36 years. She is the principal of Gateway School, a private school
for children with dyslexia. Marilyn's husband is a pilot. They have four
JOAN RAWLINS BIGGAR is enjoying a second career as an author of
books for young adults. Concordia Publishing House has published Joan's
The Adventure Quest Series and The Megan Parnell Mysteries. She is currently
writing historical fiction for adults.
JOHN FINKBEINER is a corporate director of safety training and
compliance. Previously, he was employed as a business education instructor,
track and field coach, and athletic director. A former volunteer track coach
in India, Guatemala and Singapore, he enjoys running, wood carving, cross
country skiing and other outdoor activities. John and his wife, Mary, have
been married for 40 years and live in Chester, Maryland. They have two children
and two grandchildren.
BETTY LANGLEY HANSON is "nearing completion" of her
career as a string instrumental teacher in the Port Angeles, Washington,
Public School System, but will continue to perform on her violin. She and
her husband, Ray, raised four children in Port Angeles. Betty hopes to publish
her own series of string method books as well as many of the pieces she
composed over the years for her students.
ROSE MARIE BAILEY KOFFKEY is retired and lives in Clinton, Washington.
Her four children live in Michigan, Ohio and California, and her foster
son lives in Seattle.
KATHLEEN BLAIR MAYHLE and MARVIN MAYHLE '56 have retired.
Kathleen was a teacher in the Seattle School District and Marv was a principal
in the Highline School District. Both remain active members of the First
Free Methodist Church and enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandchildren.
LOIS GOULD OLDHAM is retired after working for U.S. Bank of Oregon.
She is married to George William (Bill) Oldham and they live in McMinnville,
Oregon. Lois has three children, four stepchildren, 14 grandchildren and
GENE ORCUTT and his wife, Lillian, have retired from 35 years
of missionary service with Biblical Ministries Worldwide. They now live
in Carmichael, California, where Gene does maintenance work at Carmichael
WILLIAM PEARSON retired in 1994 after 33 years at West Seattle
High School, where he taught history, led the gifted education program for
14 years, and headed the Social Studies Department for two years. In 1994-95,
he taught in Ethiopia with the Society for International Ministries (SIM).
William and his wife, Barbara, have five sons and six granddaughters.
CARL SANDBERG teaches at Leesburg Christian School in Leesburg,
Virginia. He and his wife, MARIAN BARNHART SANDBERG '53, live in
Manassas. They have three children and three grandchildren.
EVOGENE ATKINSON STEPHENS is retired after teaching elementary
grades for a total of 32 years - 26 of those years in the Madison School
District in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband, Paul, live in Phoenix.
They are active in their church and enjoy traveling.
BARBARA KNIPE WHITMARSH is a homemaker and volunteers in the elementary
library of Seattle's Shoreline Christian School one day a week. Her husband,
PHILIP WHITMARSH '69, is general manager of The Watermill in North
Seattle and teaches a Bible class to Korean young adults each week. The
couple attend North Seattle Covenant Church.
FRANK YEN started Yen's USA Consulting Group, Ltd. in 1995 and
says "business is booming." In his spare time, he participates
in Pro-Am Ballroom Dance competitions. Frank writes that he is "looking
forward to the 40th reunion in February of 1998."
Class of 1963
Reunion: Friday, February 6, 9:30 p.m. Dessert. Lounge, Marston
Hall. Saturday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. Dinner. Lounge, Weter Hall.
ROD ANCHETA taught math, and coached basketball and softball for
33 years at Tyee High School in SeaTac, Washington, and West Valley High
School in Yakima. He has retired from teaching, but still coaches basketball
at Lakes High School in Tacoma. Rod's memories of SPU include playing basketball,
going to chapel and the fellowship of the SPU community. He lives with his
wife, Beth, in SeaTac. Of the two Ancheta sons, one is an elementary school
teacher and one is a computer software salesman.
DAVID BAERTSCHY, a Boeing employee for 26 years, is currently
working on the F-22 Project as an instrumentation engineer. He and his wife,
DONNA SMITH BAERTSCHY, live in Duvall, Washington, where Donna enjoys
being a homemaker. They both look forward to visits with their two grown
children. Their son is completing a Ph.D. at the Lawrence Berkley Lab and
their daughter is doing language study in Portugal in preparation for her
assignment to Mozambique as a literacy specialist with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
SHARON BAKKE BENSON is in her 19th year as owner/director of a
private pre-school, Country Kids. Her husband, Jerry, is a crop farmer.
In 1991, they opened "Benson Farmstead Bed & Breakfast" in
their 17-room farmhouse in Bow, Washington. They write, "We give a
discount to SPU graduates."
JOANNE BALLARD CAHOON is teaching physical education at Saranac
Elementary School in Saranac, Michigan. She and her husband, Richard, have
JUDITH SAUER DAVIES retired this past year after a 33- year career
in nursing. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband, Jim. The couple
is planning a move soon to Port Townsend, Washington. Judith's interests
are the Bible, bicycling, hiking, writing, photography, cooking and kayaking.
A. ELVINA DOWNS retired after teaching 28 years in the Federal
Way, Washington, Public Schools. Although she is currently directing a daycare/preschool
in Federal Way, Elvina is looking forward to a second retirement so she
may return to traveling, quilting, competitive fuschia raising and being
JOHN HABERLIN and his wife, PAMELA LINDSTROM HABERLIN '65,
previously lived in Bremerton, Washington, where John served as the founding
pastor of Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church for 21 years. Later the couple
moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where John is now the associate for church
growth and new church development for the Presbyterian Church USA. The Haberlins'
daughter, KARA HABERLIN, is a freshman at SPU.
LARRY HEMRY retired after a 24-year career in the US Immigration
and Naturalization Service/ Department of Justice. Currently a writer and
researcher in Sumas, Washington, his most recent work is The Hemry Family
History Book. Larry has appeared in the Dictionary of International
Biography (1995) and Who's Who in America (1997).
GLENN JOY and DONNA CANUEL JOY '61 continue working at
Southwest Texas State University (STSU) in San Marcos, Texas. Glenn was
recently recognized for the development of a science/religion course by
the Templeton Foundation. Donna, who is instructional programs coordinator
for STSU's Student Learning Assistance Center, was recognized by her co-workers
for outstanding service. The Joys are grateful to have their family living
in nearby Austin.
DOUGLAS JUE retired from the Parke Davis Division of Warner Lambert
in May of 1997. A resident of Seattle, he plans to do missionary work in
ROSETTA MAGERS LEACH is still active in nursing while her husband,
Ron, works in accounting. They live on a small cattle ranch in Idaho. One
of the couple's two sons is a Free Methodist pastor at Light and Life Church
in Indianapolis, Indiana, and one works in agriculture.
VICTORIA OLSON MONTGOMERY and her husband, RON MONTGOMERY '65,
have served at the Shanghai American School (SAS) in China for six years.
Vicki is principal of the SAS West Campus Elementary. This school for expatriate
children has grown from 98 students to 450 students under her leadership.
Ron is superintendent of the SAS.
CAROL SUNDBERG STRUM taught school for 18 years; served on the
staff of Campus Crusade International; and owned and operated a finishing
school, An Elegant Touch, in Tampa, Florida. In April 1992, she married
her high school sweetheart, Robert Strum, whom she hadn't seen in 35 years.
The couple lives in Seneca, South Carolina, where Robert is a dentist. They
are enjoying their new home overlooking Lake Keowee in the Smoky Mountain
SARAH (SUZIE) PETTY THOMPSON and her husband, Joe, live on their
farm in Lenore, Idaho. She says she's a part-time "farm-her" and
substitute teacher. The Thompsons have five children and six grandchildren.
They are also active members of Cotton Wood Creek Community Church.
LYNDA RANDALL YULE and her husband, DENNIS YULE '64, have
four grown children and two grandchildren. Lynda continues in her 22-year
career as a school health nurse with the Prosser, Washington, School District.
Her special interest is in learning disabilities. Dennis is a Washington
Superior Court judge in Benton and Franklin counties.
Class of 1968
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. Continental Brunch.
Seminar Room, Second Floor, SPU Library.
M. DOUGLAS ANDERSON is continuing a private practice in Bellevue,
Washington, as a licensed clinical psychologist. He and his wife, JOYCE
LAGER ANDERSON '70, have four children. Their daughter, JULIE ANDERSON
LAMB '97, graduated summa cum laude and became SPU's first Fulbright
JANICE BARTLETT CASE is currently employed with the American Red
Cross in donor services relating to blood collection. She lives in Cornelius,
LELIA GARRETT COGHILL is the principal of Pioneer Elementary School
(third-fifth grades) in Quincy, Washington.
JUDY STONE JUOLA, formerly a teacher at Clark County Christian
School, is now a homemaker. She enjoys crafts, gardening and volunteer work.
Judy and her husband, John, live in Vancouver, Washington, and attend the
First Church of God. They have one daughter in college.
ESTHER ELAIN KAUFFMAN served 25 years in Brazil with Mennonite
Missions. In May 1997, she completed her M.Div. degree at Assoc. Mennonite
Biblical Seminary. Currently she is the leader of Service Adventure, a volunteer
service organization of the Mennonite Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
JOHN PEARSON has been the CEO of Christian Management Association
(CMA) since 1994. CMA is a national association of more than 1,600 Christian
organizations and larger churches that provides members with management
resources, leadership training and strategic networking relationships. John
and his wife, Joanne, an interior designer, live in San Clemente, California.
DURWOOD SMITH, a pastor for 12 years in Washington, Oregon and
California, embarked on an architectural career in 1980. He began Durwood
Lowell Design Group in 1990. The firm specializes in light commercial, residential,
religious and manufacturing structures. Durwood and his wife, DONNA WIKSTROM
SMITH '67, live in the Seattle area.
KEN SPRINGER is completing his 30th year as a teacher/librarian
in Lacey, Washington, in the North Thurston School District. In 1997, he
graduated with a master of science degree from the Institute for Creation
Research. He and his wife, Ruth, have been married 16 years and have two
HELEN LUETJEN WINTERS is in her 22nd year as the director of Messiah
Preschool, located at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Washington.
Her husband of 27 years, Gary, died in a boating accident in May 1996. Of
the Winters' two sons, one is married and stationed with the US Army in
Germany, and one is a senior in high school.
Class of 1973
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. Light Buffet. Fireside
Room, Student Union Building.
GAIL HOEFER ANDERSON moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1993 after
nine years of teaching at King's High School in north Seattle. In Las Vegas,
she worked for a commercial bank for two years before going to work for
the State of Nevada as the education and information officer in the Nevada
Real Estate Division. Gail recently completed her master's degree in educational
leadership at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She has two teen-aged
children who attend a private Christian school.
KATHLEEN PRESTON BAILEY is an elementary teacher in Longview,
Washington. She and her husband, ED BAILEY '84, have two sons.
DAN BARTHOLOMEW and DONNA THORPE BARTHOLOMEW '75 are living
on three acres in Issaquah, Washington. There they are raising seven children,
including their son, a high school senior and captain of his football and
wrestling teams; their daughter, a regional Bible quiz champion; twins from
Korea; and triplets from Haiti. Donna is the librarian at Pine Lake Middle
School in Issaquah, and Dan works on elevators in downtown Seattle.
JIM BOLIN teaches history and is the athletic director in Canton
School District, Canton, South Dakota. He and his wife, Ruth, have two sons.
Jim writes, "For fun, we watch the corn grow."
TERRY DOOLEY works for Endosonics in Rancho Cordova, California,
as director of marketing. His wife, CONNI CREALOCK DOOLEY '76, provides
case management nursing for workers' compensation claims.They have a daughter
and a son, both in college.
JANICE JOHNSON FINLAY has made Alaska her home for the past 24
years and is currently living in Kodiak with her husband, Dale. She owns
and operates their Lakeview Terrace Bed and Breakfast and is an on-call
home health care provider. The Finlays attend Kodiak Bible Chapel.
LON KAUFMANN is a professor of art at Taylor University in Upland,
RICHARD LANDON is a residential space planner, certified kitchen
designer, and the principal of a design firm based in Bellevue, Washington.
He is writing music for a scripture memory verse program (for grades 3-5)
at his church, Crossroads Baptist. Richard's wife, Cynthia, is a flight
test engineer on the Joint Strike Fighter at Boeing. The couple has three
CONNIE PASCOE MERYDITH works for an optometrist and has authored
a book, Bread Machine Baking For All Seasons. Her husband, RODNEY
MERYDITH, is a sergeant with the Placer County Sheriff's Department.
The couple has two grown sons and lives in Foresthill, California.
GARRY MORGAN and his wife, Connie, have served as missionaries
to a previously unreached group of people in Kenya for the past 15 years.
They anticipate a relocation and change of ministry in mid-1998.
NORMA SNYDER PETTINGREW is the choir director at Faith Presbyterian
Church in Watkinsville, Georgia, and is also a student at the University
of Georgia pursuing a second bach-elor's degree in journalism. Her husband,
Chip, is the president of Georgia College of Emergency Medicine. They have
three sons: one a student at Georgia Tech, and two in high school.
BONNIE SWANSON ROCHA earned an MBA from the University of Puget
Sound and is now a senior management analyst for the state of Washington.
She and her husband live in Olympia, Washington, with their four children.
During the past few years, they have cared for more than 50 foster children.
JEANIE KIMBLE SMITH recently moved from Centralia, Washington,
to Seattle, where her husband, KEN SMITH '71, is pastor of Grace
Church (West Seattle). Jeanie works part time at Providence Hospital in
Seattle as a labor and delivery nurse, and mother and baby nurse. The Smiths
have three children, one of whom, KATARINA SMITH, is a freshman at
MARGARET HENDRICH SUMMERS is in her 18th year of teaching in public
schools and resides in Gig Harbor, Washington. Married for 24 years, she
is the mother of four. Currently, Margaret is pursuing a master's degree
in curriculum and instruction.
PATTI POPE SWINEHART has been a realtor for the past three years,
and is involved in children's and women's ministries in her church and community
in Eugene, Oregon. She and her husband, Bill, have three children.
GERRITT VAN KOMMER is an attorney in Hillsboro, Oregon. Recently,
he spent two weeks in Washington, DC, and North Carolina with his two children;
sister GRETCHEN VAN KOMMER ANDERSON '74; her husband, GARY ANDERSON
'73; and their two children.
ROBIN SOUTHWARD WHITE continues her private pediatrics practice
in Reno, Nevada. Her husband, MIKE WHITE '74, recently had his latest
book published: Nevada Wilderness Areas and Great Basin National Park,
a hiking and backpacking guide. He is now working on a similar book for
Oregon. The Whites have two sons.
Class of 1978
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. Continental Brunch.
Gym, Robert M. Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church (on campus).
Special Note: 1978 Homecoming Queen Pixie Paris Rowe will
travel to Seattle from England to assist in the crowning of this year's
DEAN CROW has been working for Borton and Sons Fruit and Cold
Storage in Yakima, Washington, for the past 18 years. An active member of
the Holy Cross Orthodox Church for 10 years, Dean has two teen-aged sons.
LYNNE NUTLEY HUNTER and her husband, Scott, live in Kent, Washington.
Besides homeschooling her three oldest boys, Lynne keeps busy with an infant
son, born in November 1997. Scott works as a software engineer for Nutley
Systems, a company started by Lynne's brothers. They are active in Emmanuel
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, where Scott is an elder and teacher, and Lynne
is treasurer and helps with the homeschool support group.
BARBARA MALCOM KRENGEL teaches first and second grade and also
serves on a district language arts steering committee. Her husband, Peter,
continues in sales and export of animal feed commodities. The couple has
been married 19 years and lives in Lodi, California. They have two children.
JAN SMITH LELAND works part time for Salem-Keizer Public Schools
in Oregon. She shares the same vacation schedule with her two children and
her husband, Rod, who is a local middle school assistant principal.
ALISON COLE MACKENZIE is a homemaker living in Sutter Creek, California.
CARRIE RADDATZ MATTHEWS is a special education administrator and
her husband, KEN MATTHEWS '77, is a psychologist. Both work for the
Northshore School District in Woodinville, Washington. They have two sons.
CAROLYN (PIXIE) PARIS ROWE and her husband, David, have moved
150 miles north to the city of Notting-ham, England. They are helping pioneer
a new church for the unchurched called "Tommy's" (named after
Thomas, the disciple who questioned). Their four children attend local schools
and the family is active in outreach in the city and neighborhood.
HEIDI STANSBURY SCHMIDT and her husband, KEITH SCHMIDT '77,
enjoy country living on their 10-acre farm near Omak, Washington. Heidi
does part-time work with the WSU Cooperative Extension and Keith is a journeyman
electrician. Both are on the worship team at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.
The Schmidts have three sons.
DWAYNE SMITH and his wife, Suzanne, are busy raising their two
sons. Dwayne is in his 10th year as a sales representative at the National
Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA). He and his
family reside in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Class of 1983
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. Continental Brunch.
Gym, Robert M. Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church (on campus).
ESTHER VERME ALFREY is working as a private tutor and living with
her husband, Steve, in Amboy, Washington. They have three grown children,
one 12-year-old, and two grandchildren.
CARY BALZER and TRACY (VANDERBUR) BALZER recently moved
to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, after serving in pastoral ministry in the Seattle
area for nine years. Both are employed at John Brown University, where Cary
is an adjunct Bible professor and Tracy is the assistant chaplain. Cary
and Tracy are also curriculum editors for Bristol House, Ltd. They have
RICHARD BECKER completed a master's degree in theology at Franciscan
University of Stubenville in the spring of 1995. For the past two years,
he has been the associate director of religious education for the Diocese
of Fort Wayne in South Bend, Indiana. Next fall, he'll pursue a nursing
degree at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. Richard and his wife, Nancy,
live in South Bend. They have two children, with a third child due this
KEN BONE is in his eighth season as the Seattle Pacific University
head men's basketball coach. He and his wife, Connie, have been married
10 years and have two daughters.
KRISTINE BOURLAND BROWN moved to Friday Harbor, Washington, in
July 1994 after working 10 years in marketing for SPU's Division of Continuing
Studies. She owns and operates a small copy center called Printonyx, which
has grown 50 percent in the last three years. In Friday Harbor, Kristine
met and married her husband, David. They have one son.
LARRY BROWN is a partner in the law firm of Ellis, Li and McKinstry.
After marrying in December 1996, Larry and his wife, Sharon, have made their
home in Redmond, Washington. Writes Larry of his marriage: "it's the
best thing to happen to me since accepting Christ. I am proud to be stepfather
to five children." One of the Browns' children plans to enroll at SPU
next year. Still active at Seattle Pacific, Larry is an adjunct professor
in the School of Business and serves on the University's Board of Trustees.
JOHN BUECHNER and LORI (IVESTER) BUECHNER live in Broomfield,
Colorado. John is vice president for external relations for the University
of Colorado Alumni Association. He also serves on the Denver-area Youth
for Christ board of directors. Lori is active in Bible Study Fellowship
and is a teacher at Promise Preschool in Lafayette, Colorado. Both teach
a Christian Parenting class at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder. They
have three children.
ROBIN CALDWELL is a physician at Lynden Family Medicine in Lynden,
Washington, where he and his wife, YUKI KITA CALDWELL, live with
their two children. Yuki is a stay-at-home mom and sings in the Vancouver,
Canada, Bach Choir. The family attends the Lynden Church of the Nazarene.
MICHAEL CLAPP lives in Longview, Washington, with his wife, Melissa,
and their two children. He is a computer teacher and technology coordinator
for HomeLink Technology Center in Battleground. HomeLink is an alternative
public school program that provides services for homeschool families.
SHIRLEY CLARK was a pastor, evangelist and missionary for the
Assemblies of God Church, then taught at Northwest College for 13 1/2 years.
She retired in 1986. Now she is writing children's books and living in Kirkland,
SUE RISS DALEY recently resigned from her staff position at SPU
so that she could be at home in West Seattle with her two sons. Sue's husband,
Jeff, is the landscape supervisor at SPU.
DEBORAH PERSON DOWNS writes from Kelso, Washington, that she is
"vice president of Downs Family Developing: I train the future leaders
of the next generation!" She and her husband, Craig, have four children.
Deborah says her "passions" include "my Lord Jesus Christ,
my family and friends, traveling, music, quilting, gardening, and creating
DAVID GREENE, who lives in Seattle, recently joined KIM ROBERTSON
'81 in the sales department at MetroNet Telemanagement Corporation. David
has two children.
LORNA PEHL HUNTER has returned to graduate school at the University
of Wyoming to complete her Ph.D. in chemistry. Previously, she spent nine
years teaching chemistry at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming.
Lorna has two children and lives in Torrington.
LAURIE NUNAN JUCKEL is living in Puyallup, Washington, with her
husband, Jeffery, and their three children. She works part-time at Good
Samaritan Hospital on a medical unit.
GERRY BOSCHMA KELLY teaches first grade in the White River, Washington,
School District. Her husband, BRUCE KELLY, MA '91, is teaching math
and science in the Sumner School District. The Kellys reside in Sumner and
are expecting their first child in February.
SUSANNAH BOLD LAKE is working in quality assurance engineering
for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. She lives in Mercer Island, Washington.
BILL LEESE graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1991
with an M.Div. degree. He and his wife, J.J., have three children, the youngest
two adopted from India. Bill is currently serving as minister of discipling
at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Missouri.
SUE HARRISON LOVELL is a self-employed personal financial planner
and investment specialist and is living in Spokane, Washington, with her
BRIAN NICHOLSON and DEBI GREENFIELD NICHOLSON live in a
Christian community in Kent, Washington. Brian is a resource coordinator
for Catholic Community Services and Debi homeschools their two daughters.
PATSY HALE OGREN and her husband, Eric, live in Lacey, Washington,
where she teaches piano lessons. Eric is the Southwest Washington regional
manager for AFLAC, a supplemental medical insurance company. The couple
is actively involved at their church, Evergreen Christian Center.
TOM OLIVER and his wife, Frani, live with their three children
in Silverdale, Washington. The Olivers both work at King's West High School
and their children attend King's Elementary. Tom is the athletic director
and head varsity girls' basketball coach, and Frani is the office manager.
DENNY RODENBERG has moved from Redlands, California, to High Point,
North Carolina, where he joins a "Christ-centered surgical practice."
Denny and his wife, Shirley, have two children.
JENNIFER BOWERS SKILLERN and her husband, Sam, live in Salem,
Oregon, with their two children. Jennifer runs a custom home interiors business
from home, and Sam is the executive director of the Salem Leadership Foundation.
KAY SWANSON SMITH is taking a one-year leave of absence from her
teaching duties at Selah Middle School to be home with her two children,
one of whom is an infant. Kay lives with her husband, Derek, and their family
in Yakima, Washington.
JULIANNE DOW SNELL is an ARNP women's health practitioner in an
OB-GYN private practice. She and her husband, David, have been married for
16 years and are currently living in Bellingham, Washington, with their
DIANE TILLMAN worked with Youth With A Mission in the Philippines,
Hong Kong, Jamaica and Europe after graduation from SPU. Later, she served
as a Christian education director for five years. She recently earned a
teaching certificate and master of education degree at Eastern Washington
University. Currently, Diane lives in Arlington, Washington.
DWIGHT YOUNG is an accounting manager with Traveling Software
in Bothell, Washington. He and his wife, DIANA YOUNG '88, have two
children and have been married for 13 years.
Class of 1988
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. Continental Brunch.
Gym, Robert M. Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church (on campus).
DANA PIPERS ALDRED lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with her
husband, Alan, and their cat. Currently, Dana is an account manager for
Catapult Software Training in Bellevue.
LAVEDA MORGAN ALTENHOFER earned her master's degree in library
science and is currently a librarian for the King County Library System.
She lives in Seattle.
GREG BATES and DORIE SPRINGER BATES '89, are living in
Stayton, Oregon, with their five children, including two birth children
and three adopted foster children. Dorie is teaching for the North Santiam
School District and coaches volleyball at Stayton High School. Greg works
for ENTEK International as a computer programmer. They attend Salem Alliance
DARLA VASQUEZ CAPETILLO completed a master's degree in 1994 at
Central Washington University. Currently, she is a homemaker and part-time
bell choir director. She and her husband, Homero, have been married six
years and are living in Bellevue, Washington, with their two children.
LEANN THOMPSON DAMAN is a stay-at-home mom to her three children
in Desmet, Idaho. She keeps busy with the family wheat farm, church work,
gardening and quilting.
LYNETTE WHITMORE ENDRESEN has worked at Children's Hospital in
Seattle for nine years. She works part-time as a night nursing supervisor
and as a fill-in charge nurse for the medical unit. Lynette and her husband,
Geoff, have been married nine years, and have two daughters.
CURTIS (RUSTY) FINCH and his wife, Angie, live in Sault Ste. Marie,
Michigan, with their two children. Curtis earned his master's degree in
administration from the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 1992 and his Ph.D.
in education from Walden University in 1997. He is working as a high school
principal in Michigan.
KENDA TOLLEFSON GATLIN is the assistant director of registration
and student records at SPU. She has been married for five years to Terry
Gatlin, a mechanical engineer for Harris Group Inc., a Seattle engineering
consulting firm. They have one daughter and live in Shoreline, Washington.
JANE STROEBEL GREGG and her husband, Glenn, live in Kirkland,
Washington. Jane manages training for writers, editors and web authors at
Microsoft. Glenn directs two choirs and teaches piano.
KEVIN GUNHUS is in operations management for VanWaters and Rogers.
He and JULIE DELAP GUNHUS '92 live in Kent, Washington, with their
SAMUEL HARTT, M.Ed. '88, is currently serving as director of students
at the Alliance Academy in Quito, Ecuador, where he has lived with his family
since 1988. His wife, Carol, is director of publications, and teaches yearbook
and photography classes at the Academy. After earning his doctorate from
Seattle University in 1995, Sam returned to continue his ministry in Ecuador.
He is an avid mountain biker in the Andes. He says he can be contacted via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
JULIE SWANSON HENRY has been teaching and singing the past 10
years. During the summer of 1996, she toured with Stone Ministries' Celebrant
Singers. She and her husband, Tom, live in Bow, Washington, and are involved
in a ministry to single parents and their families.
STEVE HYNDEN and JULI GRONHOVD HYNDEN live in Kirkland,
Washington, and attend Bethany Presbyterian Church on Queen Anne Hill in
Seattle. Steve is a junior high school counselor in the Lake Washington
School District. Juli taught second and third grades in the Northshore School
District for six years and is now a stay-at-home mom to their daughter.
LORRAINE BALTRA KENDERDINE is employed as an import manager for
Pacific Trail Inc. in Seattle. She and her husband, Tom, have one daughter.
DON LINNERTZ resides in Seattle, Washington, where he is a sales
representative for Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises. He hopes to
complete a master's degree in pastoral studies at Seattle University. Don's
volunteer work includes education and retreat planning for Catholic Aids
Ministry and co-chairing the Adult Faith Formation Committee at his parish,
KATHRYN MARTIN has lived in rural Alaska for more than seven years.
She provides crisis intervention and counseling to victims of domestic/sexual
violence in remote villages on Kodiak Island, as well as education and training
to local service providers and law enforcement agencies. Kathryn is also
an adjunct psychology faculty member at the University of Alaska-Kodiak.
BEVERLY SEABREEZE MICHEL is working at Levi-Strauss and Co. in
San Francisco, California, as the market analyst for the women's division.
She and her husband, Paul, have a new baby daughter. The family attends
the Church of Our Savior.
JOE MONROE and his wife, HEIDI MONROE '89, recently celebrated
their 10th wedding anniversary. They live in Seattle with their two sons.
Joe is the head writer and does the voice work for "The BANGO! Radio
Show." He is also an actor and house painter.
KATRINA BRODERICK MULDER taught in Seattle for five years before
moving to the Vancouver, Washington, area. She now teaches first grade in
the Evergreen School District there. Her husband, JEFFREY MULDER '90,
works for West Coast Coatings. They have one daughter.
DAN RICHARDS is a real estate agent for RE/MAX and is currently
in the top one percent of realtors nationally in sales. He writes, "[I
have] fond memories of 4th Hill and 6th Hill; early morning classes (that
I often missed); 'Sprinting' to Hong Kong and South Africa; Centurions with
Steve Hayner; intramural championships; and much, much more." Dan and
his wife, Kelly, have one daughter and live in Bothell, Washington.
JEFF ROWLEY and MICHELE RUDISILL ROWLEY '87 live in Seattle,
where Jeff is a computer network consultant. Michele earned a master's degree
in nursing from the University of Washington in 1993 and is currently a
nurse at Boyer Children's Clinic. The Rowleys have one daughter.
NADINE PACE ROYS has worked in the Arlington School District as
a substitute teacher since 1989. She and her husband, Tom, live in Arlington,
Washington, and have two girls.
RUTH GUNNINGHAM SILUE is a clinic RN and diabetes educator at
Rainier Park Medical Clinic in South Seattle. She and her husband, Pierre,
live in Mountlake Terrace with their son.
LAURA ANN-MARIE BRIGHT TOBIN attended Seattle Massage School after
graduation and is working for Eagle Rehab and Horizon Healthcare. She was
married in July 1997 and is presently on a year-long trip with her husband,
Michael, and his 13-year-old son aboard their 37' sailboat.
JEFF WALL lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife, Gail,
a former University of Washington volleyball standout. He is in charge of
signal expansion for the contemporary Christian music station, K-LOVE.
EDWIN WEA completed his master's degree in 1991 at Antioch University.
He is currently enrolled in SPU's Psy.D. program while working as a therapist
with Greater Lakes Mental Health Foundation in Tacoma, Washington. Edwin
and his wife, Christine, a geriatric nurse practitioner, have two sons.
MECHELLE WONG and JEFFREY WONG '87 have returned home to
Seattle after living on the East Coast for five years. Mechelle is a stay-at-home
mom to their daughter and Jeff is a healthcare consultant in Bellevue.
DIANA YOUNG is a homemaker in Bothell, Washington. She and her
husband, DWIGHT YOUNG '83, celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary
this past summer and Diana writes, "Thanks, SPU, for bringing us together!"
The Youngs have two children.
Class of 1993
Reunion: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. Continental Brunch.
Gym, Robert M. Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church (on campus).
JEREMY ANDERSON married CHRISTIE OLSEN '90 in 1995. They
live in Puyallup, Washington.
BETH KIERULFF ARMSTRONG received her master's degree in counseling
from Asbury Theological Seminary (ATS) in May 1997 and is currently an assistant
editor and staff writer for the Christian Daily News, an electronic paper
on the Internet. Her husband, JASON ARMSTRONG '94, will complete
his master of divinity degree at ATS in May 1998. The couple lives in Wilmore,
ADRIENNE MCINTOSH BAERNY is an account executive for the Kent
Reporter newspaper. She and her husband, Troy, live in Renton, Washington,
with their daughter.
DEBBIE RITTER BIELAWSKI finished a master of science degree at
the University of Washington in May 1995. She is currently a part-time physics
faculty member at Seattle Central Community College. Debbie and her husband,
William, were married in August 1995 and live in Seattle.
SCOTT BLANCHARD earned his teaching certificate and is now a substitute
teacher. He lives in Bothell, Washington, and has five nephews and one niece.
ANGELA BOEHM earned her master of education degree with an emphasis
in curriculum and instruction in June 1997. She taught third grade for three
years at Hillside Elementary and is now teaching second grade at Beachwood
Elementary in the Clover Park School District. She resides in Puyallup,
JENNIFER BOSANKO earned her master of education degree from Lesley
College in 1996. She has taught at Thomas Jefferson High School for the
past five years and has been on maternity leave caring for her infant daughter.
Jennifer, her husband, Russell, and their daughter live in Auburn, Washington.
M. ALAN BROZOVICH and JANEY BERRY BROZOVICH '94 are living
in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, where they teach at Rosslyn Academy. Alan
is head of the English Department and teaches middle school language arts.
Janey teaches art to elementary, middle school and high school students.
CLAUDINE BURGOS lives in Edmonds, Washington, and is pursuing
a master of education degree at the University of Washington. She plans
to teach fifth grade.
KRISTI LANGSTRAAT BUSCHING lives in Brewster, Washington, where
she is the administrative assistant for the Community Log Church. Her husband,
DEAN BUSCHING '94, teaches high school English. The couple has one
COURTNEY CALKIN spent three years in Colorado Springs, Colorado,
after graduation. She now lives in Kirkland, Washington, and works for Cucina!
Cucina! Italian Cafe as the retail merchandising supervisor.
LEANNE COOPER is currently living in Santa Barbara, California,
where she is the event coordinator and sales manager at Rincon Catering.
She has done extensive traveling to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia,
and plans to live overseas in the next few years.
JILL TAMAYO DEBOER and her husband, ROGER DEBOER '87, are
teachers at Seattle Christian School in SeaTac, Washington. Jill teaches
middle school social studies. Roger is the elementary physical education
teacher and head coach of the high school varsity basketball team.
JAMIE CLAWSON DENHAM earned her master's degree in physical therapy
from the Mayo Clinic. She is currently an inpatient and outpatient physical
therapist for Affiliated Health Services in Whatcom and Skagit counties
in Washington. Her husband, JON DENHAM '94, is a firefighter for the city
of Bellingham. The couple lives in Ferndale.
PAULETTE DEROOY lives in Seattle, and is in her third full-time
year at Solomon Christian School, a college prep school for international
students. She writes, "No, I'm not too old (40ish) to acquire the knack
of teaching, even the classroom discipline part - my biggest hurdle. So
a word to new teachers, young and older, 'don't give up!'"
LINNEA FREED lives in Seattle, and is an emergency medical technician
for a local ambulance company.
MARK GAYDOS served as youth pastor at Fellowship Bible Church
in Little Rock, Arkansas. He recently started a film production company
and is currently working on a motion picture, which will begin production
in March 1998. He and his wife, Amy, live in Little Rock with their son.
JENNIFER RAINEY GIBSON completed a master of theology degree in
1997 and is currently working on a master's degree in marriage and family
therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She met
her husband, Eric, at Fuller where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
They were married in July 1997.
LIESL GOERING earned her doctor of medicine degree from the University
of Nebraska College of Medicine in May 1997. She is now a resident physician
in pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She
lives in Gladstone, Missouri.
CONRAD HACKETT is beginning his first year in the M.Div./M.A.
program in Christian education at Princeton Theological Seminary in New
Jersey. He plans to spend the summer of 1998 working for Reach Out Expeditions
in Anacortes, Washington. Previously, he served for two years in youth and
campus ministry in Bellingham, Washington.
JOAN DAY HATFIELD was an exercise physiologist at Valley Medical
Center in Renton, Washington, through 1995. She then changed jobs and is
currently a health and fitness technology program instructor at Renton Technical
College. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Newcastle.
BRIAN HOPE is a pastor of worship and outreach at Esperance Baptist
Church in Edmonds, Washington. His wife, ELISA MCARTHUR HOPE '92,
is a school counselor. They have two children and live in Lynnwood.
NAOMI GILL HUI has been married for two years. She will be studying
for her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California-Riverside, where
she earned a master's degree. Previously, Naomi spent four years attending
Regent College Vancouver in British Columbia.
GINA AYCO JACKSON had an eventful year in 1995: She received her
master of education degree from Western Washington University and married
TOM JACKSON '94. She is currently an elementary physical education
specialist for the Issaquah, Washington, School District. The couple lives
DARCIE BERNARD JAMIESON received her master's degree in educational
technology in September 1996. She teaches in Yakima, Washington, where she
lives with her husband, Jeff, and their son.
WENDY MARSHALL JOHNSON is a stay-at-home mom for her two daughters.
Her husband, SHANE JOHNSON '92, is an electrical engineer at Douglas
County, Washington, P.U.D. He received his professional engineering license
in January 1997 and is finishing his master's degree in engineering from
the University of Idaho. The couple lives in Wenatchee.
MURIEL KNAPP is living in Seattle, and writes, "I'm working
as a paralegal at Microsoft and am pursing my MBA at SPU. Life is great!"
TOSCA LINDBERG moved to the island of Guam after graduation from
SPU. She has worked with Prison Fellowship and also developed a youth program
for underprivileged children on the island. God has used her directly in
the lives of two Palauan boys, who are now a part of the Lindberg family
in Colorado. Tosca is also teaching school and earning a master's degree
in science education.
JOY ABBOTT MADOLE and her husband, Kent, reside in Huntington
Beach, California. Joy is an ICU nurse and Kent is a professor at a junior
KATHI MYERS is a certified pediatric nurse at Yakima Valley Memorial
Hospital in Yakima, Washington. She is also pursuing a master's degree in
nursing at SPU.
JENNI EDGBERT READ lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband,
Jon. She teaches fifth grade at High Peaks Elementary, and Jon teaches seventh
grade mathematics at Broomfield Heights Middle School.
TAMARA SELLERS is a paralegal at Microsoft. Her husband, Darren,
is a RE/MAX real estate agent. They have two sons and live in Bothell, Washington.
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