In Memoriam

MARGARET (PEGGY) GRUBBS DAVISON '75 died October 14, 1998, at the age of 93. Peggy and her husband, W. Ward Davison, owned Davison's Appliance in the Wallingford district of Seattle from 1928 until the mid 1960s. A Washington state senator from 1942 to 1946, Ward died in 1971. In 1975, when Peggy was 70, she became one of the first people to earn a B.A. degree at SPU under a program designed to allow senior citizens to attend tuition-free. Using her degree in economics, she went on to volunteer for SCORE in Seattle for more than 15 years. Peggy is survived by a daughter and a son; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

GREG FORSYTH '84 died September 2, 1998, of injuries from a biking accident on the Key Peninsula in Washington. He was 39. Greg had been active in youth ministry for twenty years with Youth for Christ, Calvin Presbyterian Church in Seattle, and First Presbyterian Church in San Diego. For the past seven and a half years, he had served as youth pastor at Harbor Covenant Church in Gig Harbor, Washington. Greg was a Lifetime Boy Scout who loved sailing, biking, camping and skiing. He took youth on many outings, and twice escorted them to Ecuador to build churches. He leaves behind his wife, Mary, and a four-year-old daughter, as well as his parents and three brothers.

MARY LUPTON '87 died October 22, 1998, at the age of 83. She graduated magna cum laude from SPU at age 73 with a degree in sociology-anthropology. For more than fifty years, Mary was an active member of Seattle's St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, where she volunteered in many organizations and parish events, and was a CCD teacher. She is survived by five children, eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

FANNIE REESE PICKREL '45 died April 1, 1998.

ERNST SCHWIDDER, former art professor at SPU (1964-67), died June 2, 1998, in Seattle. He was 66. Ernst attended Concordia Academy in Portland, Oregon, and received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington. He accepted administrative and teaching responsibilities on the faculty of the Art Department at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma after having served similarly at Valparaiso University and Seattle Pacific. An important American Christian artist, Ernst was a major contributor to the Art Department at SPU, with the fruits of his work still evident in the curriculum today. Ernst served in a variety of capacities, including cantor/deacon and congregational president, at his home church, Grace Lutheran in Tacoma. He is survived by his wife, Maggie, and three children.

FRANKLIN ZELLMER, CASCADE '34, died July 14, 1998. He was 87. Franklin attended Portland Bible Institute and graduated from Cascade Bible College. For 42 years, he was involved in ministry with the Free Methodist Church in California and Oregon, and remained active teaching a senior Bible class until his death. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of Watsonville, California, and two children.

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