Class Notes are compiled by Betsy Holmquist ’67, M.A. ’83. Submit news to the UM Alumni Association, Brantly Hall, Missoula, MT 59812. You may fax your news to (406) 243-4467 or e-mail it to support@UMontana Alumni.org. Material in this issue reached our office by February 8, 2006. Please contact UMAA with all name and address updates at the above addresses or phone (877) UM-ALUMS.
Hildegarde Weisberg Turner ’27 Sequim, Washington, celebrated her 100th birthday January 8. Hildegarde and her husband, Walter Axel “Babe” Turner ’30 lived for many years in Sidney, where Hildegarde taught and Walter ran the Turner Insurance Agency. Hildegarde’s father, August Herman Weisberg, founded the UM Orchestra in 1920 and directed it until his retirement in 1946. Hildegarde’s mother, Flora Belle Weisberg ’28, was an assistant professor of foreign languages for twenty-two years at UM. Today Hildegarde lives independently, drives, plays bridge, and frequently bakes treats for her bridge buddies. An active alumna throughout her life, Hildegarde’s letters to the alumni association chronicle much of its history in the ’50s and ’60s. Hildegard sent UMAA address updates for her Delta Gamma sorority sisters and for alumni moving in and out of eastern Montana. She and Babe hosted University administrators and faculty who traveled anywhere near Sidney. Often they were delivering high school commencement addresses. In a letter dated April 13, 1951, Hildegarde apologizes to Andy Cogswell, then secretary-treasurer of the alumni association, that due to the “recent flood and contamination of our water system,” she would have to postpone the district alumni meeting until later that month. (Twenty-five attended the meeting, Hildegarde notes in a subsequent letter.) “Someone from MSC has already been down here contacting our athletes,” she continues. “When do Mr. Hubbard [athletic director] and Mr. Dahlberg [coach “Jiggs”] plan to make their trip?” In 1962 Hildegarde wrote suggesting that drama Professor Firman Brown contact local Sidney alums to help promote his upcoming Montana Masquers’ production. A lifetime member of UMAA, and a member of both the UM Executive Council and Foundation Board of Trustees, Hildegarde doesn’t “feel any different” turning 100. “Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I feel a little stiff,” she says. What gets her out of bed every morning? “I get hungry,” she admits.
Paul B. Lowney ’39 former cartoon panelist, writer for eleven years of a weekly humor feature in The Seattle Times, and author of fourteen books, is first of all a Butte native. His At Another Time–Growing up in Butte was recently reprinted, for the eighth time. This latest edition includes a supplement on Seattle, his residence for many years and home of his business, Crowne and Lurie Publishers.
Theodore R. Saldin ’43, Pullman, Washington, taught thousands of students in his forty years as a faculty member at Washington State University. In January WSU awarded the first Ted Saldin Distinguished Professor of Accounting Professorship. Ted received the Distinguished Career Service Award from WSU when he retired in 1987. He has been a member of the Pullman City Council, the Pullman Planning Commission, and the Council for Aging and Long-term Care for Eastern Washington.
John “Skeff” Sheehy, J.D. ’43,
received the 2005 William J. Jameson Award, the State Bar of Montana’s highest honor for professionalism and positive influence on the legal profession. Skeff served on the Montana Supreme Court for twelve years. He and his wife, Rita Sheehy ’43, live in Helena.
Robert W. Moran ’50, M.A. ’51, is retiring after fifty years—without a vacation or sick day—as library director for the Carnegie Library in Red Lodge. Bob was the assistant librarian and taught at Red Lodge High School from 1955 to 1965, when he became city librarian. A recipient of one of the first Fulbright Scholarships, Bob studied in France for two years following his degree work at UM.
Ivan L. O’Neil ’50 received the Great Chief Award, the oldest and most prestigious award given by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, in honor of his lifetime of civic and volunteer spirit. Ivan is married to Marian Fosland O’Neil ’51 and is a current member of the UM Foundation Board of Directors.
Paul Caine ’56, NAI Global managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean, was elected to the first board of directors for the newly established San Diego World Trade Services Group LLC. Paul and his wife, Nancy Shilling Caine ’56, live in San Diego.
Rosemary Morse Larsen ’57, M.Ed. ’62, an elementary teacher for thirty-seven years, spent twenty-seven of them in Plentywood. Visiting friends in western Washington, she fell in love with the Olympic Mountains and chose Sequim, Washington, for retirement. “My husband, Carl, had chosen eastern Montana for our first twenty-five years,” she says. “I chose this location for the next twenty-five.”
Shirley Ding Meier ’60 is one of three writers of Views From Jackass Hill, a collection of prose and poetry from her Jackass Hill writing group. Shirley worked in professional theater and taught for twenty-eight years in the Chicago area before retiring to Centennial, Colorado. She and her husband,
Henry Meier ’60, have two daughters and three grandchildren and enjoy travel, fine arts, and gardening.
Robert E. Rickels, M.A. ’60, retired in 1992 after teaching ceramics and art history for thirty years at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. Now a docent at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Robert still creates in clay and recently took up contemporary silversmithing. In 1952, while a Chicago elementary teacher, Robert attended a ceramics show featuring works by Rudy Autio and Peter Voulkous. He later met Autio and soon was studying under both men at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena. After receiving his master’s degree in sculpture at UM, Robert helped establish the art department at Concordia.
Mary L. Petin ’61, legally blind since birth, entertains friends and residents by playing the grand piano at the Waterford retirement community in Butte. Mary taught music for nearly thirty years at a school for the visually handicapped in Faribault, Minnesota. She celebrated her eightieth birthday in December.
Don Kinney ’64, Lakewood, Colorado, had his film Murder at Mid-Air aired on KRMA-Denver in November. The picture chronicles the first terrorist bombing of an airplane fifty years ago in the skies over Colorado. An entire year of programs that Don wrote, filmed, and produced began airing in January on KRMA.
Linda Phillips Knoblock ’64 moved to Helena after a near thirty-year residency in Phoenix. A retired, founding faculty member at Paradise Valley Community College, Linda taught English and literature and was program coordinator for the college honors program. Linda is an advisory board member for UM’s Davidson Honors College and an emeritus member of the UM Foundation Board of Directors.
Wilbur H. Wood ’64 was chosen the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus of Roundup High School at the school’s fall Homecoming. A former sports editor and editor of the Montana Kaimin, Wilbur was noted for his help in founding AERO (Alternative Energy Resources Organization), the Musselshell Valley Community Foundation, and the Roundup Arts and Culture Committee. He also was honored for writing grants to obtain funding for the Roundup River Walk Heritage Trail and for his writing, editing, publishing, teaching, and service. Wilbur and his wife, Elizabeth, work out of their Roundup home and are known for their devotion to academic enrichment in the local schools.
Ed Lindquist ’66, Duluth, Minnesota, has retired following forty years of
public service. Ed spent thirty years as a forest wildlife biologist with the USDA-Forest Service, a career which involved Canada lynx research (pictured here with a Canada lynx kitten), peregrine falcon and bighorn sheep reintroduction, and elk transplants. Ed also served in the Peace Corps, U.S. Air Force, and USDA-Agriculture Research. In January Ed was a volunteer on the Native Hawaii Forest Trees Project.
John M. Barrows ’67, editor and publisher of the Dillon Tribune for the past sixteen years, is the new executive director of the Montana Newspaper Association in Helena. John’s career includes serving as editor of the Wolf Point Herald News, advertising manager of the Ravalli Republic, and as a partner with his wife, Roberta, in the Buffalo Bulletin in Buffalo, Wyoming. During his years in Dillon, the newspaper won more than 200 awards for writing, design, and photography.
Sheila McDonald Mills ’68 and her husband, David, have operated Rocky Mountain River Tours out of Boise, Idaho, for nearly thirty years. The couple books, staffs, and provides gourmet meals for high-end trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Wall Street Journal featured the couple and their business in a November article. Sheila has written three cookbooks for preparing meals in Dutch ovens and uses the recipes on river trips. For more information, visit: www.RaftTrips.com.
Wes Van Hee ’69 is a commercial real estate broker and an independent film maker in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Randi M. Hood ’72, J.D.’75, is Montana’s first chief public defender in the state’s new public defender system. Randi previously served for seventeen years as Lewis and Clark County’s chief public defender.
Andrea Slosson Merrill-Maker ’72, M.Ed. ’88 is the author of the Montana Almanac, revised second edition, 2005, published by The Globe Pequot Press. Andrea is also the author of Montana People and Their Stories, a history textbook for the middle grades. She and her husband, Fred Maker, live in Missoula.
Judy Abell Gray ’73 is superintendent at the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Fort Belknap Agency in Harlem. For the previous four years Judy served as the agency’s administrative officer.
Dan D. Rude, M.Ed. ’73, received the 2006 Maryfrances Shreeve Award from UM’s School of Education. Dan was noted for his enthusiastic teaching, community involvement, and reputation for going the extra mile. A forty-year teaching veteran, Dan was Montana Teacher of the Year in 1975. He teaches fourth grade at Missoula’s Rattlesnake Elementary School.
Thomas A. Foor ’74, M.A. ’77, former chair of the Department of Anthropology at UM and faculty member for twenty-one years, is the coordinator of compliance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) at the University of Kansas. Tom also works with the National Park Service on a museum inventory and on documenting the cultural significance and traditional use of Chief Mountain on the boundary of Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. At UM, Tom helped create a cultural heritage degree option to prepare graduate students in anthropology for positions as tribal preservation officers.
Bill S. Zins ’74 sold his property/ casualty insurance agency in 2002 and was retired until this past November when he became the assistant underwriting manager for Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company in Great Falls.
Rich Owens ’76 owner of the Jewel Lake Tastee Freez in Anchorage, Alaska, was named “commander” of the Kulis Air National Guard Base’s “Ice Cream Support Squadron.” Many T-shirts bearing a logo Rich designed, combining the Tastee Freez ice cream cone, Alaska National Guard, and Ice Cream Support Squadron, have found their way to deployed Alaskan guardsmen in Iraq and Afghanistan. Profits from the sale of the logo patches and T-shirts support family groups at Kulis. Rich also serves as South Central area chairman for the Alaska Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and annually hosts the Anchorage Griz/Cat satellite TV party. ABC News Primetime featured Rich and his Tastee Freez in a December broadcast highlighting the restaurant’s donation jar program and the five organizations it benefits.
Gayle Corbett Shirley ’78, public information officer for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in Helena, has written Amazing Animals of Montana, ten true tales about Montana’s most unforgettable animals, past and present. Gayle has written a dozen nonfiction books, including three books in the More Than Petticoats series.
Thomas P. Barnett ’79, Gilbert, Arizona, is one of six people chosen this year as a Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication.
Dale Kerkvliet ’81, a senior resource forester for Plum Creek Timber Company at the Clearwater Unit in Missoula, received the 2005 Environmental Educator of the Year Award from the Montana Tree Farm Association. An active member of the Society of American Foresters, Dale received national, state, and local Field Forester of the Year awards in 2001 and 2002. For the last five years, Dale has chaired the Natural Resource Youth Camp program at Lubrecht Experimental Forest. For the past two years he has led an effort to write, edit, and deliver commentaries on National Public Radio regarding natural resource issues. Most recently, Dale served a three-year appointment on the National Society of American Foresters Certification Review Board, one of only nine members across the nation given this honor.
Michael Lee McInally ’82, Missoulian editor since 1997, is the new publisher of the Gazette-Times in Corvallis, Oregon. Mike worked at the Missoulian for twenty-six years, eight years as editor. He and his wife, Diane Hadella McInally ’80, MACCT ’86, have two daughters, Shannon, sixteen, and Samantha, fourteen.
Donna L. Miller ’82, M.A. ’93 traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in November to the National Council of Teachers of English Convention where she was honored as one of the Secondary Section’s 2005 National Teachers of Excellence. Donna has taught at Chinook High School for twenty-three years.
Michael Dahlem, M.A. ’86, Missoula, has had his book, Self-Identity and Human Happiness, published by Peter Lang Publishers.
James P. Marks ’86 received the 2005 Leader of the Year Award at the Montana Center of Disabilities Hall of Fame dinner this past October. Director of Disabilities at UM, Jim played a crucial role during the 2005 Legislature in the passage of House Bill 438, Braille Literacy for Blind or Visually Impaired Children. He is the government affairs director for the Montana Association for the Blind and sits on two national disability-related boards of directors.
David M. Bonilla ’87 and his wife, Mary Kay Gilbert Bonilla ’87, recently moved from Glendale, Arizona, to Great Falls. Both work at MSU-Great Falls, David as a network analyst in information technology and Mary Kay as director of human resources. Kevin McRae ’88 is the Montana University System director of labor relations and human resources in the Office of the Commissioner of High Education in Helena. His wife, Bethany McLaughlin ’90, M.P.A. ’99, is the court services director in the Montana Supreme Court administrator’s office. The McRaes have two daughters.
Kenneth John Christensen, M.M. ’89, Belgrade, performed a duo piano debut recital with Liza Hella at New York’s Carnegie Hall on April 24. Kenneth has appeared as soloist and collaborative artist throughout Montana, the Pacific Northwest, and Southern California, and has performed in China, the Philippines, and England. He is president of the Music Teachers National Association
John F. Harrison ’92, M.P.A. ’98, served as chief of operations for Task Force Freedom, a division of 12,000 soldiers in northern Iraq. Lieutenant Colonel Harrison is pictured here, left, with Captain Samuel Scott ’97, M.A. ’01, in Mosul. John hails from Missoula; Scott ’s hometown is Libby. John, Scott, and John T. Schlosser, J.D. ’00, Lewistown, were based at Forward Operating Base Courage last fall.
Garth Scott ’93, ’94 is head of public relations for the Montana National Guard in Helena. Garth joined the Army in 1984 and worked on the guard’s Counter Drug program for seven years before serving in Iraq with the 189th Aviation Battalion, Montana National Guard.
Nathan A. Flesche ’94, A.K.A. Nate Adams (his screen name), is a freelance writer and Hollywood actor. A Havre native, Nate has appeared in many TV productions, commercials, and movies, among them A Murder of Crows, When Eagles Strike, and If … Dog … Rabbit with Matt Modine and John Hurt. Nate wrote, co-produced, and appeared in Straight Eye: The Movie, a spoof of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Straight Eye won Best Comedy Short at the 2004 Griffon International Film Festival. His script, Iron Man, based on a Conrad, Montana, wrestling coach and his son, is currently with a production company.
Sarah E. Akhtar ’95, Seattle, recently left a position with Washington Mutual Bank to become associate general counsel at eNom Inc.
Beth A. Holtzman ’98, Madison, Wisconsin, hiked the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2005, a near three-thousand mile journey. Beth and her hiking partner, Jonathan Coop, were two of only thirty to forty people who completed the CDT last year. Hiking through Glacier Park in June, they endured the third rainiest month on record. Beth admitted she’d never strapped on a backpack until a student at UM. “I was immediately turned on,” she says. “It’s persistence. You have to love it. You have to endure the blisters, sore feet. You have to accept craving for things you can’t get immediately on the trail.”
Eric Manzanarez ’98 and Jocelyn Rice Manzanarez ’99, Maple Valley, Washington, announce the birth of their daughter Maciella Jo, born September 30, 2005. Jocelyn owns Musically Minded, an early childhood music education business; Eric is in enterprise computer sales for Zones.
Charlotte Hilton Lauerman ’95 and Bruce Lauerman, M.S. ’99, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, have hosted the Griz-Cat satellite party in nearby Allentown for the past six years. “We are moving back to Montana in the spring,” Charlotte wrote, “and will really miss all the people we have met. My grandfather was a pediatrician in Billings and one woman who attends the satellite party told me she was his patient as a child and he saved her life. Several years ago a couple from Billings came and it turns out he graduated the same year and from the same high school as my mom. We’ve even had several ex-Griz football players attend. Our time in the East has been a great experience, and this party has been one of our favorite things, but we miss Montana terribly—hence our move home. It will be fun to see the games in person again.”
Gregory B. Bolin ’97 is working on his doctorate in music composition at the University of Texas, Austin. In September the Ying Quartet from the Eastman School of Music and the Cascade String Quartet from Great Falls premiered his new work, Missouri River Passacaglia, at a concert in Helena. In 2004 the Nuclear Percussion Ensemble performed Greg’s score for the St. Louis-based Metro Theater Company’s original production of Earth Songs.
Christopher R. Casquilho ’97 is director of development at Crazy Mountain Productions at the Firehouse 5 in Livingston. Chris
previously worked off-Broadway as a technical director and production manager. He and his fiancée, Athena Roth, live in Bozeman.
Leila R. Pittaway ’97, New York, an associate attorney with McDermott Will & Emery, was on the Jordache Limited advising team that recently won a five-year trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Polo Ralph Lauren against Jordache Limited and the United States Polo Association. The case involved the use of four disputed trademarks of mounted polo players.
John E. Salois ’98, M.Ed.’03, is the new president of Blackfeet Community College in Browning. For the past six years John has been principal of St. Labre School in Ashland.
Robyn Bennetts ’98 is a family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner working with children and adolescents at the Highline West Seattle Mental Health Center. Robyn’s sister, Quincy Bennetts ’01, M.S. ’03, is a physical therapist for Kalispell Regional Hospital. Quincy’s husband, Joel Shehan ’01, M.S. ’03, is a physical therapist at the Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. Robyn and Quincy’s parents, Steven ’70, M.Ed. ’75, and Linda Braddock Bennetts ’71, live in Great Falls where Steve is in his thirty-sixth year of working for the Great Falls Public Schools. He currently chairs the Counseling Department at Great Falls High School. “I have student teachers who have already retired and I am still working!” Steve writes. Linda is director of Young Parents Education Center, a nonprofit United Way Agency in Great Falls.
Rhonda L. Ihde ’98, MACCT ’00, is corporate controller at Stillwater Mining Company in Billings. Prior to joining Stillwater, Rhonda was an internal auditor/credit analyst with United Bancorporation/Midwest. She and her husband, Michael, live in Laurel.
Sean D. Averill ’00 and his brother, Brian, held a grand opening in February for their 125,000-square-foot resort, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. The Lodge is modeled after the old chalet lodges in Glacier Park and features a conference center, boat club, spa, and sixty-five guest suites. Sean and Brian’s parents are Dan ’71 and Laurie Laird Averill ’71 of Bigfork.
Michael J. Mortimer, Ph.D. ’01, assistant professor of forestry at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources in Blacksburg, Virginia, received the Young Forester Leadership Award for 2005 at the Society of American Foresters national convention. Michael teaches forestry resource law and policy and was noted for “transferring to his students his passion for forestry policy, for his presentation skills, and for making his courses engaging and relevant.”
Carol Old Horn Vondall, Pharm.D. ’01, is a Lieutenant Commander with the United States Public Health Service. She currently serves with the Indian Health Service pharmacies in Poplar and Wolf Point. Carol is on call twenty-four hours a day and was sent to Meridian, Mississippi, following Hurricane Katrina. Her home base is Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she’s enjoyed attending Griz-Cat satellite gatherings the past three years. “Those Albuquerque alums are such a strong group,” Carol says, “but I’m in Bobcat country now, and I have to watch what I say!”
Mandi A. Williams Vuinovich ’01 received a Rotary World Peace Scholarship to study peacemaking and conflict resolution at Australia’s University of Queensland. Mandi was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003, and most recently was a community outreach volunteer for the American Red Cross in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Robert D. Stevens ’02 writes from Eugene, Oregon, “I completed my master of community planning degree in June at the University of Oregon. I have been employed with Metro Planning, a land use planning consulting firm in Eugene, for the past year and a half.”
Brock Adam Lowrance ’03, Washington DC, is working for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation in congressional and public affairs.
Russell Fielding, M.A. ’05, recipient of a Canada-Fulbright grant, is currently attending the University of Prince Edward Island. Russell is studying the effects of the Confederation Bridge on the island’s tourism industry. The bridge links the island with the mainland. He spent the past summer on Ferro Island studying whale harvests. Russell plans to continue graduate work at the University of London or the University of Hawaii, exploring his interest in and developing his expertise on islands and island cultures.
A Christmas Gingerbread by Betsy Holmquist
Thaddeus DuBois ‘89 is the first American-born executive pastry chef at the White House since the John F. Kennedy Administration. He also is considered one of the world’s top chocolatiers. This past Christmas Thaddeus created his second gingerbread replica of the White House, using 100 pounds of gingerbread and 150 pounds of white and dark chocolate. His creation measured nearly four feet in length, fifteen inches in width, and thirty inches tall. In this photo, First Lady Laura Bush admires his work.
Along with the gingerbread house, Thaddeus and his staff were also responsible for approximately 47,000 cookies, 10,000 chocolate truffles, 160 Bûche Noël cakes, and more than 10,000 petit fours for twenty-six holiday parties and 9,500 guests hosted by the Bushes over the holidays.
In April Thaddeus returned to the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, where he worked before going to the White House. Upon completion of Echelon Place, a luxury residence and hotel being built on the site of the Las Vegas Strip's Stardust Hotel, he'll take over as its executive chef—and develop his own line of chocolates.
Laurens Liam Montano Fluck to Udo Fluck ’93, M.I.S. ’95, M.Ed. ’99, Ph.D. ’03, and Nancy Fluck, February 1, 2006, Missoula
Gracie Marie Appelhans to Warren Appelhans ’05 and Jamie Bras Appelhans ’99, December 19, 2005, Eureka
Michael Albert Cochrane to Dee Mitchell Cochrane ‘86 and Michael Cochrane ‘89, December 11, 2005, Deer Lodge
Frances Louetta West Baken to John C. Baken ’80, M.F.A. ’90, and M.B. Baken, November 18, 2005, St. Louis, Missouri
Hannah Jo Fuller to Cindi Witzel Fuller ’97 and Ronald Fuller, October 26, 2005, Veradale, Washington
Mason Alexander Shimek to Brenda Shimek ’00 and Cary Shimek, October 6, 2005, Missoula
Mason Eugene Kline to Ann Arbor Miller ’94 and Wade Erick Kline, October 3, 2005, Fargo, North Dakota
Jamie Sullivan to Sidney Cain Sullivan ’96 and Sean Sullivan, May 31, 2005, Sparks, Nevada
New Life Members
The following alumni and friends have made a commitment to the future of the UM Alumni Association by becoming life members. You can join them by calling (877) UM-ALUMS or by visiting our Web site, www.UMontanaAlumni.org. Annual memberships and payment plans are available. The alumni association thanks them for their support.
Bob Bonner, Las Vegas, NV
Alan D. Brown ’64, Missoula
June Davis Brown ’65, Missoula
Romalie Miklich Calder ’64,
Tim Callahan ’79, Great Falls
Anna M. Clouse, Missoula
Ferris Clouse, M.Ed. ’69, Missoula
Kenneth A. Coe, Beaverton, OR
Susan Fisher Coe ’64, Beaverton, OR
John G. Crist ’80, J.D. ’84, Billings
Karen Ann Falkowski ’69, West Bend, WI
Jerome W. Fee ’84, San Diego, CA
Franklin W. Gibson ’60, Huntington Beach, CA
Anita Pamenter Gioconda ’70, Annandale, VA
Thomas E. Gioconda, M.B.A. ’75,
David A. Graham ’64, La Jolla, CA
Richard D. Hamma ’77, Missoula
Channing J. Hartelius ’68, J.D. ’71,
David W. Hope ’65, Edmonds, WA
Andrew Hosford ’05, Tacoma, WA
Bryce A. Jackman ’89, Oxford, IA
Teresa Jackman, Oxford, IL
Einar L. Johnson ’62, Roswell, NM
Sidney Kasuga, M.S. ’67, Ph.D. ’71,
Amy Kerzman Kelly ’88, Black Diamond, WA
Jeff D. Kelly ’88, Black Diamond, WA
Brian P. Kurth ’85, Billings
Rex K. Lincoln ’61, Haugan
Sharyn Branning Lincoln ’62, Haugan
Steve Lowry ’68, Sun River
Ronald C. MacDonald ’64,
Palm Springs, CA
Johnathan May ’05, Missoula
David Maynard, M.Ed. ’89, Ketchikan, AK
Colleen O’Brien McChesney ’88, Missoula
Shaun McChesney ’87, Missoula
Denise Manuel Meinke ’84, Roseburg, OR
Paul David Meinke ’83, Roseburg, OR
James I. Mershon ’62, Trout Creek
Patrick M. Montalban ’81, Cut Bank
Toni Aileen Montalban ’81, M.Ed. ’00, Cut Bank
Christopher J. Murray ’80, M.A. ’82,
Fredrick Nelson ’52, M.F.A. ’56,
Marlene Nelson, Missoula
Joseph Zalen Nemes ’87, Chinook
Gib S. Nichols ’60, Vancouver, WA
Sarah Harris Nichols ’60, Vancouver, WA
Mary O’Brian, Golden, CO
T.J. O’Brian ’75, Golden, CO
Gregory G. Sauber ’82, Denver, CO
Marie Volkel Curran Seidl ’64, Aspen, CO
Mick Seidl, Aspen, CO
Bradley Shepherd ’76, Redwood City, CA
Charles Starzynski ’80, Fair Oaks, CA
MaryAnn McCrackin Stevenson, Ph.D. ’99, Corvallis
Mike Stevenson, Corvallis
Gloria Tilleman, Havre
Michael J. Tilleman ’65, Havre
Kristy McCarthy Weight ’98, Washington, DC
Michael Weight, Washington, DC
Glen H. Welch ’74, Missoula
Patti Welch, Missoula
Thomas J. Wilk ’81, Issaquah, WA
Eilene Willett, Missoula
Kenneth A. Willett ’66, Missoula
John C. Williamson ’69, Camarillo, CA
To be included in In Memoriam, the alumni association requires a newspaper obituary or a letter of notification from the immediate family. We extend sympathy to the families of the following alumni, faculty, and friends.
Mary Rose Blomstrom ’32, Great Falls
Roberta Carkeek Cheney ’32, Cameron
G. Richard Jacobsen ’32, Spokane
William A. Weber ’32, Pittsburgh
Ruth Riedell Stephenson ’34, Miles City
Gertrude Ann Aho ’35, Florence
Grant Arnold Flage ’35, Galata
Helen Rita Helean ’36, Missoula
Lorraine Lewis Storms ’36, Walla Walla, WA
Dorothy Root Laird ’37, Missoula
Thelma Warrington Shaw ’37, Deer Lodge
Grace E. Madden ’38, Helena
John Anderson Willard ’38, Billings
Donald W. Fraser ’39, Livingston
Hugo V. Jarussi ’39, Fishtail
June Edwards Johnson ’39, Polson
Virginia Doepker Burgess ’40, Shepherd
Jean Dickson Jonkel ’40, M.Ed. ’54, Fountain, FL
Ruth Weise Liotta ’40, Neptune City, NJ
John A. “Jack” Palmquist ’40, Helena
Robert G. Tromly ’40, Lindale, TX
Wilfred P. “Buster” DuFour ’41, Lakeside
Lois Herrett Hill ’41, M.Ed. ’78, Billings
Benjamin H. Wahle ’41, Burlingame, CA
George F. Weisel ’41, M.A. ‘42, Missoula
George Tucker Croonenberghs ’42, Renton, WA
Robert M. Enevoldsen ’42, Woodland Hills, CA
Jack Swarthout ’42, Tumwater, WA
Walden “Wally” Jensen ’43, Missoula
Ronald R. Schulz ’43, Monte Vista, CO
Virginia L. Wilhelm ’43, Oregon City, OR
Edwin Vance Bay ’44, Corvallis
Claude Francis Hopkins ’44, Umatilla, OR
Alice Anderson Gambill ’47, Pittsburgh
Robert E. “Gib” Johnson ’47, Great Falls
M. Jean Heinecke Poitras ’47, Whitefish
Robert Buettler Cramer ’48, M.Ed. ’55, Missoula
Katherine “Katy Lou” Delano ’49, Helena
Samuel E. Mathison ’49, Wilsonville, OR
Glenn L. Parmeter ’49, Missoula
Ralph I. Norby ’50, Sidney
Harland Davis Seljak, M.Ed. ’50, Missoula
Ronald Dean Burnett ’51, Huntley
Harry Lee Covey ’51, Yuba City, CA
Mary Lou Parmelee Jardine ’51, Helena
James W. Kugler ’52, Tulsa, OK
Emil J. Kulhanek ‘52, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Julie Bennett LaCross ’52, M.Ed.’78, Baker
Henry Stechman Turner ’52, Bullhead City, AZ
Jack A. Yurko ’52, Billings
Bernard A. Coster ’53, Redding, CA
C. Dudley Dean ’53, Helena
Charles F. Angel III ’54, J.D. ’60, Bozeman
Lyle Myron Leischner ’54, M.S. ’59, Missoula
William C. Shreeve ’54, M.Ed. ’58, Corvallis, OR
Willard Roger Wallace, M.Ed. ’54, Billings
Thomas R. Kingsford ’55, M.Ed. ’72, Peoria, AZ
Laura Taft Bickell ’56, M.Ed. ’61, Bellevue, WA
Edward Lee Chinske ’56, Havre
J. D. Coleman ’56, Kalispell
E. Allen Crozer ’56, Aurora, NC
John R. Jackman ’58, Superior
Roy C. Rodeghiero ’58, J.D. ’61, Roundup
Bessie Anderson Sampson ’58, Polson
John J. “Bun” Wenger, M.Ed. ’58, Dillon
Berton Neal Shultz ’59, Polson
Carol Chakos Wolf ’62, Billings
Gary Russell Halcro ’64, Missoula
Patricia Restine Taber ’64, Missoula
Barbara Mero ’65, Bend, OR
Dale Jay Singer ’65, Missoula
Robert Emerson Lovegrove ’66, Missoula
William Gordon Powell ’66, Missoula
Rex V. Huntsman ’67, Arvada, CO
Christopher S. Owen’69, Kevin
William Karl Kayser ’70, Polson
Linda Schiele Skibsrud ’70, Kalispell
Stephen Dethman ’72, Brockton
Larry R. Lehman, M.Ed. ’73, Power
Teddy B. Hesse ’75, ’79, M.Ed. ’86, Missoula
Florence Janette Daly ’76, Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Nancy Jane Munro, M.S. ’76, Missoula
Lyle M. Tiensvold, M.Ed. ’76, Bigfork
Lawrence Thomas Brabeck ’77, Gilbert, AZ
Sherry Lynn Halvorson ’78, Whitefish
William Star Higham ’78, Billings
Larry Dean George ’79, Tucson, AZ
Michael John Grant ’79, Missoula
Allison J. Fisher, J.D. ’80, Berkeley, CA
Nancy Ellen Gunderson ’81, J.D. ’90, Missoula
Robert H. “Bob” Gumness ’85, Bloomer, WI
Barbara M. Miller ’86, Hot Springs
Paul A. Todd, M.S. ’90, Hailey, ID
Edward J. Hanley ’95, Lewistown
Dennis Allen Frasier ’95, Missoula
Elizabeth Ichizawa ’96, Ipswich, MA
Frank Wilson ’99, Missoula
Coralee Coleman Wright ’04, Mount Vernon, WA
Eugene Andrie, Philipsburg
Stephen P. Bryant, Missoula
Darwin Cockrell Jr., Missoula
Leigh Cornelius, Missoula
Edwin A. Coyle, Sandy, Utah
Guy A. Gebhardt, Hot Springs
Mary L. Gillingham, Stevensville
Florence Golde, Dillon
Jerry B. Jurasek, Missoula
Linda Kendrick, Spokane, WA
Deloris Rae Lear, Missoula
Ruth Grosswiler McKay, Kalispell
F. Charles Mercord, Somers
Anthony Qamar, Seattle
Eva Stephens, Missoula
Eva Scabad Welsh, Glendive
Eva Jean Worf, Missoula
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