CONTENTS The Measure of the Man
Montana, His Way
A Sense of Space
AROUND THE OVAL
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
About the Montanan
Class Notes are compiled by Betsy Brown Holmquist 67, M.A. 83. Submit news to the The University of Montana Alumni Association, Brantly Hall, Missoula, MT 59812. You may fax your news to (406) 243-4467 or e-mail it to email@example.com. Material in this issue reached our office by October 1, 2001. Please contact UMAA with all name and address updates at the above address or phone 1-800-862-5862.
The 60th reunion for the class of 1942 will be held on campus May 16-18, 2002.
Adrian E. Gene Hirst 42 has written Chiefs Pretty Eagle, Bellrock and History, a discussion of several not-so-well-known events that occurred during the Indian Wars of the 19th century. Contact Gene directly for purchase information: P.O. Box 80864, Billings, Mont. 59108.
Mary M. Farrington 48, M.A. 50, a 50-year resident of Olympia, Wash., taught 31 years at Olympia High School and served 16 years on the school board. The Olympia School District has established a scholarship for foreign language study in Marys name for students at three area high schools.
The 50th reunion for the class of 1952 will be held on campus May 16-18, 2002.
E. D. Bob Merrill 52 has become the 12th member inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Bob began his broadcast career in 1953 while stationed at Beal Air Force Base, Calif. He later worked in Great Falls, Casper, Wyo., and for 14 years at KULR-TV in Billings, where he currently resides.
Joseph H. Small 52 finished six years of missionary activity as a Jesuit priest in East Africa — in Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. Now a resident of Spokane, the reverend Small is chaplain at Gonzaga Prep School.
Kenneth B. Card, M.A. 55, received the Benedict J. Surwill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montana State University College of Education and Human Services and the Benedict Surwill family. The award honors individuals who have dedicated their professional life to teaching and learning. Kenneth, a resident of Coeur dAlene, Idaho, earned his undergraduate degree in 1948 at MSU.
Don T. Stagg 55, 59, and classmates George A. Hoyem 50, Robert A. Hoyem 54 and Jeanne Couture Kostelic 54 made beautiful music together this summer at Staggsonian, Dons Smithsonian of the West ranch near Blaine, Wash. Robert, a professional musician and former UM Jubileer, had flown from his home in Munich, Germany, to visit his brother, George, a Seattle resident. They were joined by Jeanne, also a former UM Jubileer, who traveled from her home in Salida, Colo., for the reunion. After lunch, Don writes, we went to the music room and sang our hearts out. Old musicians never die, they just sing and play away. Dons music room is like no other. His collection of keyboard instruments consists of eight grand pianos, two clavichords, two pipe organs, a double harpsichord and 14 reed and electric organs. Theres a keyboard in every room of my home, he explains. Dons other collections include antique furniture, clocks, pearl handled silverware and music-related stories. The Johnson pipe organ shown in the photo arrived in Fort Benton in 1860 via steamboat from St. Louis. It later was housed in churches in Dillon and Townsend. Dons double harpsichord has been played in Carnegie Hall and at Princeton University. George, Robert and Jeanne later traveled to Missoula where they helped Joanna K. Lester 63 sort through her father, John Lesters, extensive book and music collection. We even found a Puccini autographed copy of Madame Butterfly, George said, all 360 pages!
Elvin T. Choong 56 (deceased). The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and School of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries has established the Dr. Elvin T. Choong Endowed Lecture Series in honor of the distinguished academic career of Professor Choong.
Patricia Krout Brunken 64 has written Tough—No Matter What: The Legacy of Leisa. Patricias story describes the familys journey through her daughters terminal illness. Patricia and her husband, Norman Brunken 64, M.F.A. 73, live in Helena.
Marjorie McGarry Appelman 69, M.A. 89 and her husband, Fred D. Appelman 67, have moved to Yakota Air Force Base in Fussa City, Japan, where Marj is teaching for the Department of Defense. Marj retired from Missoulas Sentinel High School, where she had taught for 25 years. Fred retired after 29 years as director of the Missoula Area Education Cooperative. Their son, Jake, is a 2000 graduate of Montana State University.
Laurence J. Nash 71 retired after 27 years with Mountain Bell, US West and Qwest. Larry currently is director of Information Technology for the Daniels Fund. He and his wife,Cathy Haser Nash 72, and son, Thomas, live in Littleton, Colo. Their daughter, Michelle, is a freshman at the University of Northern Colorado.
James D. Keyser 72, M.A. 74, a resident of Portland, Ore., has co-authored Plains Indian Rock Art, published by the University of Washington Press. The book discusses rock art from western Montana to the Black Hills and from Calgary, Alberta, to Fort Colllins, Colorado. Jim also has written The Five Crows Ledger: Biographic Warrior Art of the Flathead Indians, Indian Petroglyphs of the Columbia Gorge: The Jeanne Hillis Rubbings and Indian Rock Art of the Columbia Plateau.
Alice Lyden Chumrau, M.Ed. 73, associate vice president for instructional programs at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, received a Montana Excellence in Leadership Award in recognition of helping students become assertive, professional and develop quality lifestyles.
John T. McCuistion, M.F.A. 73, is an art professor at the University of Puget Sound. A former student of Rudy Autio, John and his wife, Dorothy McCuistion 73, reside in University Place, Wash. Read about John and view his art on the Web at nwceramics.com. His work is available at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and at his home gallery, by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randall T. Cox 76, an attorney and author in Gillette, Wyo., published Easements, Access & Eminent Domain: A Review of Wyoming Law by his Prairie Dog Press.
L. Thomas Winfree, Ph.D. 76, has co-authored the second edition of his textbook, Contemporary Corrections. A faculty member at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces since 1987, Tom is a professor of criminal justice. He has written several other textbooks and more than 80 articles and book chapters.
Deborah Doyle McWhinney 77 is president of the Services for Investment Managers enterprise for Schwab Institutional, a division of Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., in San Francisco.
Umberto Benedetti, M.Ed. 80, has published his sixth book, I am Happy to Be in Montana. An Italian detainee at Fort Missoula during World War II, Bert recently donated the carpentry tools he used during internment to the forts museum.
Marlene K. Hanson 80 teaches music at Glacier Gateway Elementary School in Columbia Falls. In July Marlene received her Master of Arts degree in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Her thesis project is entitled An Investigation on the Effects of Sequenced Kodály Literacy-Based Music Instruction on the Spatial Reasoning Skills of Kindergarten Students.
Bruce A. Carter, M.A. 82, and Sheri Brownrigg were married May 20, 2001, in Ojai, Calif. Bruce is an assistant director for NBCs Crossing Jordan.
Tami K. Haaland 82, M.A. 85, is an assistant professor of creative writing at Montana State University-Billings. Tamis poetry collection, Breath in Every Room, won the Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press. She is scheduled to read from her work at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York in December.
Barton Lester Young 84 was named Nevada Business Man of the Year by President George W. Bush and the National Republican Committee. Barton is president and CEO of Barton Young & Associates, Inc., a full service securities firm based in Las Vegas.
John V. Rember, M.F.A. 87, associate professor of English at Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho, is director of the college honors program. Along with many magazine articles and stories, John has authored two collections of short fiction—Cheerleaders from Gomorrah and Coyote in the Mountains.
William A. Squires, J.D. 87, is senior vice president/general counsel with Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc., and affiliates in Missoula. Previously, Bill was in private law practice in Helena. He and his wife, Shirley, have two children, Tucker and Ashton.
Angela Meissner Spencer 88, Michael S. Spencer 88 and their children Zack, Cailin and Landon live in Spokane, Wash., where Mike is a pilot with the Washington Air National Guard and Alaska Airlines.
Lance C. Clark 89 manages and serves on the board for the Platte County Resource District in Wheatland, Wyo., consults for the Wyoming Water Well Association and is a member of UM Alumni Associations House of Delegates.
Laurie A. Jerin 92, M.A. 95, received a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in August. Laurie plans to stay in the Madison area and work for the state of Wisconsin.
Anne Lear Whitson 92 works in land acquisition and development for KB Home Phoenix, Inc. A resident of Mesa, Ariz., and mother of sons Jake and Cade, Anne admits to missing Montana terribly!
Mindy MacCarter Mangel 93 and Zac C. Mangel 94 announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Watson, on June 19, 2001. The Mangels live in Minneapolis where for the past four years Mindy was a registered nurse at the University of Minnesota Hospital cardiac telemetry unit. Zac works in sales for Pilot Air Freight, winning a trip to Bermuda this past May. Summers they return to their cabin on Wildhorse Island in Flathead Lake, always making a stop to visit the UM campus for old times sake, Mindy writes.
Mercedes Perez Davison 96 received her juris doctorate degree in May from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and was selected to The Order of the Coif for academic excellence.
Rick E. Pukis, M.S. 97, is an assistant professor of communications at Augusta State University, Augusta, Ga.
Dana K. Clader 98, a Seattle resident, is province director of chapters for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. Dana also is supervisor of golf customer service for Cutter and Buck, Inc., Seattle.
New Life Members
Lisette F. Carter 90, Spokane, Wash.
Michael J. Emry 69, Tokyo
Donald S. Hooper 63, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Rhonda L. Ihde 00, Laurel
Duncan A. Peete 91, Billings
Charles F. Rhodes 59, Naperville, Ill.
Steven R. Winslow 86, Sammamish, Wash.
Arleen G. Winslow 87, Sammamish, Wash.
Milton O. Wordal 56, Great Falls
D. Lynn Spencer Wordal 57, Great Falls
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.
Merle C. Mike Gallagher 18, M.Ed. 43, Billings
Arthur L. Mowatt 29, Deer Lodge
Patricia Torrance Maxey 31, Helena
Mike Mansfield 33, M.A. 34, Washington, D.C.
Lewis L. Coriell 34, Medford, N.J.
Lina Greene Dougan 34, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Fred O. Elsethagen 35, Bellingham, Wash.
Newell Gough, Jr., J.D. 35, Helena
Edward B. Bailey 36, Kalispell
John Andrew Isaacson 36, Coeur dAlene, Idaho
Gilbert Hilde 37, Billings
Donald L. Whitesitt 37, Columbia, Md.
Raymond H. Scott 38, Pullman, Wash.
Corrinne Otoupalik Fickes 39, Arlee
Stanley R. Ames 40, Great Falls
Gordon B. Garrett 40, Great Falls
Lloyd C. Gass 40, M.Ed. 48, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Mary Helen Dratz Morrison 40, M.Ed. 56, Missoula
Sarah Jane Barclay Hanson 41, Sequim, Wash.
Donovan Worden 41, LL.B. 48, Missoula
Lloyd R. Bud Allen 42, Missoula
Barbara Boorman Longmaid 42, Helena
Patricia MacHale Shoemaker 44, Spokane, Wash.
George A. Santisteban 45, Seattle
Harriet Paulus Scott 46, Seattle
C.W. Bill Jones 43, LL.B. 48, Billings
Sherman S. Cook 49, Willits, Calif.
Anne Hughes Georges 49, Culbertson
J.F. Scotty MacLeod 49, Langley, Wash.
Warren Fletcher Mead 49, Sequim, Wash.
Clayton E. Ogle 49, Helena
Jackquelyn Worthen Salter 49, Missoula
Betty Lou Malunat Sharp 49, Ventura, Calif.
Grace E. Hanson Bouchard 50, Missoula
Wayne W. McGaw 50, Townsend
Marcheta McMenomey Lerum 51, Missoula
Francis D. Dick Martin 51, M.Ed. 76, Troy
Marian A. Murphy 51, Issaquah, Wash.
Keil P. Alderson 52, M.Ed. 60, Centralia, Wash.
Norma Schrock Swanson 51,52, M.Ed. 59, Missoula
Leo Fisher, J.D. 52, Whitefish
William M. Taliaferro 54, Helena
Thomas M. Campbell 55, Helena
Robert R. Skelton, J.D. 55, Missoula
Elvin T. Choong 56, Baton Rouge, La.
Howard Charles Challinor 59, Spokane
Frances Evelyn Saladen 59, Hamilton
James R. Burk 60, Ed.D. 75, Helena
Paul W. Drinkwater, M.Ed. 60, Manchester, Iowa
Charles Frederick Jordan 60, Littleton, Colo.
Viola Gleisner Wehr 60, Kalispell
Helen Reed Bever 61, Fresno, Calif.
James R. Dubay, LL.B. 63, Sante Fe, N.M.
James L. Johnston 63, Orofino, Idaho
Mary Ann Phillips Criswell 64, Lewistown
Ione Brechbill McCormick 66, Stevensville
W. Keith Christman 67, Butte
Virginia Grace Clinker 67, Missoula
Kenneth W. Breon 69, Missoula
Brian Ray Armitage 70, Ennis
Amy L. Dittmaier 71, Hamilton
Robert D. Pembleton 73, Deer Lodge
Thomas John Vincent 74, Irondale, Ala.
William W. Bill Morrison 82, Missoula
Devin S. Fox 93, Ketchikan, Alaska
Bradley D. Villnow, M.S. 95, Missoula
Paul Sliter 96, Somers
Earl C. Lory, Missoula
Manuel Antonia Machado, Jr., Missoula
Sophia Paulette Chase to Marcelle M. Davis 88 and John Chase, September 7, 2000, El Sobrante, Calif.
Monica Elizabeth Wagner to Jodi L.Wagner 99 and Jeff Wagner, May 28, 2001, Pendleton, Ore.
Taylor Grace Shepherd to Craig A. Shepherd 84 and Wendy Shepherd, June 5, 2001, Helena
Alexander David Wojciechowski to David T. Wojciechowski 91 and Victoria Kreider Wojciechowski 91, June 26, 2001, Kalispell
Bridget Anne Parker to Brian Parker 82 and Rosemary Parker, June 29, 2001, Orlando, Fla.
Nicholas Andrew Nelmes to Kathryn Kirkpatrick Nelmes 98 and Timothy A. Nelmes, July 3, 2001, Everett, Wash.
Madeline Tommie Riley to Erin Baldwin 96 and Scottie Riley 96, J.D. 99, July 10, 2001, Atlanta, Ga.
Matthew William Schwarz to Connie Kruger Schwarz 90 and Tim Schwarz, July 24, 2001, Seattle
Kaleb Ryan Vestal to Kyla Kinghorn Vestal 97 and Ryan E. Vestal 94, M.A. 95, September 20, 2001, Billings