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.
UM Whistle-Stop Tour Drops in on Livingston
Growing up in Livingston, Mike Fleming admits that the sounds and sights of the town’s ever-present trains imprinted his soul (see photo on page 27). Thousands of visitors now enjoy the miles of track and replicas of railroad trains in the Livingston Depot that travel through endless vistas complete with train yards, tunnels, main streets, and a circus.
“He’s a big kid,” laughs daughter Jodi Fleming Oberweiser ‘86 of Drummond. “Dad even has a train that blows smoke traveling around the Christmas tree every year.” Jodi, her sisters Jill Fleming Flynn ‘80, M.A. ‘82, Townsend, and Micki Fleming Crews ‘88, M.A. ‘90, Lolo, and their families visit the underground railroad displays each time they return home. “There’s always something new to see, and Dad lets the kids run the controls,” Jodi adds. When he’s not running trains or volunteering for Loaves and Fishes or Meals on Wheels, Mike is busy running around the state, keeping up with his nine grandchildren and following the Griz.
When UM’s “Silver Cloud” recruiting train tour steamed across Montana in September, they dropped in on Mike. “President Dennison didn’t want to leave,” Mike said. The members of the railroad club had even built a replica of the Silver Cloud, the luxurious, renovated train owned by Montana Rail Link and loaned to UM for the tour (pictured below).
The tour brought a taste of the University to Helena, Livingston, and Billings and publicized the new MPACT (Montana Partnering for Affordable College Tuition) program.
UM professors and administrators visited seven high schools to teach classes and talk with teachers over lunch during the Whistle-Stop tour. “A unique part of the outreach we do is that the president goes with us and the deans go with us,” UM Executive Vice President Jim Foley says. “So if you’re interested in the Honors College or the business school, you and your parents can have a conversation with the dean.”
If you’re interested in making your own whistle stop at the Livingston Depot Center, take the stairs to the underground railroad and enter the magical world of model trains. Call (406) 222-2300 or visit the club’s Web site for more information: http://livingstonmuseums.org/depot/.
The 50th reunion for the class of 1957 will be held on campus May 11-12, 2007. Contact the alumni office for further details.
William A. “Bill” Reynolds ’52 and his wife, Jo, served as this year’s Homecoming parade marshals. The week before Homecoming, Bill and Jo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and Bill celebrated the 100th anniversary of his Sigma Chi fraternity during Homecoming. Bill served as UM student-body president his senior year. He ran varsity track, was a member of Bear Paws and Silent Sentinel, and graduated with a commission as second lieutenant in the Air Force. Bill attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he met and married Joanne Flanagan Reynolds, a registered nurse working at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In 1963, after two and one-half years in which Bill served in the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Morocco, the Reynolds family moved to Missoula. Bill began his medical practice with the Western Montana Clinic, continuing until his retirement in 1994. Tirelessly active in the community, the United Methodist Church, the University, medical institutions, and foundations, Bill and Jo have enjoyed international travel and many good summer days at their cabin on Lindbergh Lake with their three children and five grandchildren. Bill still gets in four racquetball games a week. “We’ve added twenty years to his life,” claim his infamous Missoula racquetball partners, the Pummel brothers.
Ted B. Cogswell ’55 received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which recognizes pilots who have maintained safe flight operations for at least fifty years. “I always said my goal in flying is to have an equal number of takeoffs and landings,” Ted said at the surprise awards ceremony held for him this past August in Great Falls. Ted began flying when he was nineteen. Following UM graduation Ted served twenty-five years with the U.S. Air Force and the Montana Air National Guard. He retired from the military in 1980 as a lieutenant colonel and returned to the family business, Cogswell Agency, where he continues today as president. Ted averages 120 to 150 hours of flying time annually and has exceeded 16,000 total hours in his career. He is married to Ann Kovatch Cogswell ’59, M.A. ’88. A former Jubileer, Ann teaches voice and piano and enjoys photography.
Robert S. Gilluly ’57 received a Master Editor/Publisher Award from the Montana Newspaper Association at the group’s annual convention in June. The award was in recognition of his lengthy newspaper career and service to the journalism profession. Bob was associated with the Great Falls Tribune for thirty-two years as a reporter, editor, and columnist. He also worked thirteen years as editor of the Ravalli Republic in Hamilton. Bob served for ten years on the UM School of Journalism advisory council. He was president of the Montana Newspaper Association during 1993 and 1994. Bob and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Anaconda where he still writes a column for the local newspaper.
Clyde A. Crego ’58, Huntington Beach, California, retired as a senior university administrator and professor of psychology at the University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach. At a special event held upon his retirement, Clyde was honored for his many years of mentoring faculty and students and for playing a central role in the success of the Counseling Psychology Program at USC. “While we’ve lived in Southern California for the past twenty-two years,” Clyde writes, “I still consider Missoula my home. My wife, Marilyn, (a California native who has adopted Montana) and I return every summer to re-energize and reconnect.”
Louis J. Garcia ‘64 writes from Las Vegas about his UM-launched career in entertainment. “It all started while a student at Anchorage High School in Alaska, when members of UM’s music staff judged me at the annual state music festival. They offered me a music scholarship and the drum major position with UM’s marching band.” Louis studied under John Lester and Joseph Musselman, joined the Jubileers, and was introduced to ballet. “I took one lesson from Marnie Cooper and was hooked. Thanks to her I was able to enjoy the thrill of being a Broadway dancer.” Louis produced, directed, and choreographed the Miss UM Pageant, which served him well; he was production director for many state beauty pageants through 2002. His college years also included membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon, whose brothers, Louis writes, “made a little guy from Cuba feel like the all-American boy, again proving that dreams do come true in this wonderful country.”
Louis joined the U.S. Navy following graduation and became the featured singer with the U.S. Navy Steel Band. Upon discharge, he performed as a singer/dancer in the Broadway productions of Zorba and Illya Darling. He did pre-Broadway productions and summer stock, including West Side Story, Gypsy, Milk and Honey, and The King And I. “One of my show business highlights was working with [UM alum] Joanna Lester in Gypsy,” he says. “Joanna was FANTASTIC as Gypsy Rose Lee.”
Television appearances include The Tony Awards, The Ed Sullivan Show, and specials with Dick Van Dyke and Carol Channing. Louis’s first Las Vegas appearance was in the musical Mame starring Juliet Prowse.
For the past thirty-five years Louis has teamed with Gary Oakes. They have performed in nightclubs, on television, in the Catskills, in hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, and around the world on cruise ships.
“The skills I learned from my teachers at UM prepared me well for my Broadway career,” Louis concludes. “My life has been a great journey. I feel so lucky.”
The 40th reunion for the class of 1967 will be held during Homecoming 2007, September 28-29. Contact the alumni office for further details.
James E. Oset ’64 reports from Billings about life after forty-one years in newspaper work in Idaho, Wisconsin, and Montana: “I am busier in retirement than I ever was while working. I still visit former dean of the School of Journalism Nathaniel Blumberg, work on home improvement projects in Billings and in California for our daughter and family, and travel with my wife, Karen. I have developed a love for small woodworking projects and am writing a book (with the help of another retired journalist) about my early life in the coal-mining camp of Klein, several miles outside of Roundup. Karen, our son, Jonathan, who is finishing up his course work at that other Montana university, and I plan to visit relatives in Slovenia in the spring/summer of ’07 and finish research on the book. If I find time, I hope to work with Democratic candidates to win elections and set this state and country back on course.”
Thomas R. Napton ’65, J.D. ’76, Merritt Island, Florida, retired from the United Space Alliance, space shuttle processor at Kennedy Space Center. Tom writes that his career “was fostered, launched, and enlightened by The University of Montana.” Early in his career Tom worked in Washington DC for Congressman Arnold Olsen and Judge Edward Allen Tamm of Butte. He returned to Missoula and worked for Glacier General, moving on to Seattle and Los Angeles for positions with Boeing. He and his wife, Carol, plan to travel and look forward to renewing memories with their families and friends when they visit Montana.
Michael A. Oke ’65, M.A.’70, retired in June after thirty-six years in public education. Mike taught Spanish for thirteen years at Havre High School and Missoula’s Hellgate High School and served twenty-three years as a high school principal or assistant principal in four schools in Idaho. He writes, “My wife, Pok, and I now have more time to travel and visit our five grandchildren. I’m able to attend more UM activities including Homecoming this fall.”
James A. Longin, M.Ed. ’66, is the new dean of Nursing and the College of Education, Arts and Sciences at Montana State University-Northern. A Havre native, Jim returned to his hometown from Port Angeles, Washington, where he was deputy superintendent of schools.
John A. Thompson
’66, West Bloomfield, Michigan, attended our July alumni event in Chicago. He later wrote, “What an incredible event—and what a collage of memories it brought forth. So great to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones. LUXBAR isn’t the Mo Club, which can never be replicated, but an outstanding venue in its own right. For four and one-half hours it was a microcosm of my favorite city in the entire known world—Missoula!”
Merle J. Johnston ’68, M.Ed. ’78, Missoula, was named Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. The award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory. Merle, who teaches at Frenchtown High School, received a $1,000 honorarium and will be in the running for the National History Teacher of the Year award. The Frenchtown High School library will receive a core archive of history books and materials from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Douglas V. Nissen ’75 was recently named president of First National Bank and Trust in Powell, Wyoming. Doug has been in banking for thirty-one years, the last ten with First National.
Carolyn Riehl Mirich ’77, Tigard, Oregon, has written Crown Prince of the Whiskerinos, a true account of the eccentric, bewhiskered Zachary Taylor
Wilcox. The story details his journey from
Civil War soldier to a pioneer of the Gold Rush, from his participation in the Whiskers Club of Camp ’49 the Days of ’49 Celebration in Sacramento, and on to the mystery that remains today.
Kathy Knauff Flynn ’79, a social worker at Missoula’s Community Medical Center since 1985, received the 2005 Leadership and Advocacy Award at the Community Services conference this past fall. “The best part of my life was the years at UM,” Kathy says. “I still keep in contact with UM and supervise social work students through my job at Community Medical Center.”
Tara Marie Leininger ’79 was ordained as a minister of the United Church of Christ on July 22, 2006. She continues to pastor at the Metaline Falls Congregational United Church of Christ in Metaline Falls, Washington, where for the past eight years she has served as the licensed minister. Tara and husband, Donivan Johnson, have lived in north Pend Oreille County for fifteen years.
Alpha Phis, many of them celebrating their sixtieth birthday, gathered at the Hamilton summer home of Polly Peppard Rohrbach (with a few of their "big sisters.") Pictured front row, left to right: Sheila MacDonald Stearns ‘68, M.A. ‘69, PhD. ‘83, Helena; Donna Roholt Ueland ‘68, Fresno, California; Kathie Harstad Nygaard ‘68, M.A. ‘87, Missoula; Bonnie Bourke Rutter ‘67, Napa, California; Paulette Forsyth Fisher ‘68, Missoula; Sally Robertson Rosenkranz ‘68, Missoula; Polly Peppard Rohrbach ‘68, Black Diamond, Washington. Back row: Susan Scales McMahon ‘67, Leesburg, Virginia; Madeleine Martin Neumeyer ‘69, Helena; Linda Evans Browning ‘68, Missoula; Carol Rude Fleharty ‘68, Missoula; Susie Beaulaurier Graetz ‘67, Helena; Patty O’Loughlin Murphy ‘68, Billings; Toni Gies ‘67, M.A. ‘03, Wolf Point; Elizabeth Gilbert ‘68, Spokane, Washington.
Earl F. Mathers ’80 writes from Bozeman, where he is the new chief administrative officer for Gallatin County: “After graduating from UM in 1980, I worked for fifteen years in Wyoming, primarily in local government as well as in the community college arena. I then served as a local government adviser/chief of party on two local government capacity- building projects in Eastern Europe (Lithuania and Romania). More recently, I have been working for the Graduate School, USDA, a large continuing education organization based in Washington.”
Candy Herda-Scott ’80, a music teacher for more than twenty years in the North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska, received the title of Music Educator of 2005 for the state of Alaska.
Mark W. Mattioli ’81, J.D. ’85, Helena, is the new bureau chief of the Appellate Services Bureau in the Legal Services Division of the Montana Department of Justice. Mark has been with the Department of Justice since 1997. He is the author of The ICWA Handbook: Complying With Federal Law in State Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings.
Robert W. Morris ’81 had his book, Untold Valor: Forgotten Stories of American Bomber Crews over Europe in World War Two, published by Potomac Books, Dulles, Virginia. Rob and his wife, Geri, live in Ammon, Idaho. They have three children and became grandparents early this year.
Christopher P. Carlson ’83 works in public policy for the Insurance Commissioner in Olympia, Washington. “I was fortunate enough to have three bills pass the legislature in our recently adjourned session,” Chris writes. “One of the bills was signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire on the Friday morning after the Griz toppled Nevada in the NCAA tournament. Governor Gregoire was kind enough to let me wear my “Go Griz” button in the bill-signing photo. Too bad the mojo didn’t carry on to beat BC.”
John J. Miller ’83 and his wife,
Lisa Morger-Miller ’83 moved from Wasilla, Alaska, to the Missoula area. John is the new superintendent for the Lone Rock School District, and Lisa is the new principal at Arlee Elementary. The Millers have three children: Jordan, Gerald, and Victoria.
Dale Richard Wyman ’84, creative services director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, won an Emmy at the 2006 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter Emmy presentations in July. Dale has garnered nearly 130 awards including four international awards. “I’ve waited nearly twenty-three years for this Emmy!” Dale said. “I think I made my family proud.” Dale’s daughter Brooke is a senior at Stevensville High School. His daughter Andrea lives in Missoula.
Tom Dimmer ’85, Williamston, Michigan, is a national sales executive for Delta Dental of Michigan. Tom was awarded membership into the Society of Industry Leaders, an international networking and consulting organization based in New York City. A division of Standard & Poor’s, the Society of Industry Leaders connects industry veterans and academia professionals in a variety of fields and industries with institutional investors.
William W. Mercer ’86, Billings, was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the associate attorney general, the third-highest-ranking job in the U.S. Department of Justice. At the time of this writing, Bill’s nomination was awaiting Senate confirmation. With confirmation, Bill will advise the attorney general and the deputy attorney general on the formulation and implementation of justice department programs and policies. Bill previously served as the department’s principal deputy attorney general in Washington DC and as the U.S. Attorney for Montana.
Holly DiMeglio ’88, Anchorage, Alaska, received her master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing in May. She will join Providence Behavioral Medicine Group-North as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner working with children and adolescents.
Diana Friedman Stepleton, M.B.A. ’88, is executive vice president of Research Data Design in Portland, Oregon. Before joining the company in 1998, Diana worked with AT&T/Lucent Technologies and was a product manager for IKEA in Sweden.
Jennifer Faye Isern ’89, former ASUM president, returned to campus in September to present “Ready to Change the World?"—a program about her experiences in international development and diplomacy. Jennifer has authored publications on banking, financial-sector issues, and community development. She is based in Washington DC, with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a consortium of thirty-three international funding agencies.
Peter C. Keller ’89 is the regional environmental adviser for Central America and Mexico with the U.S. Forest Service International Programs. Peter and his family are based at the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador, under the direction of the U.S. Agency for International Development. In late August he wrote, “We are settling in here in El Salvador and recently moved into our house. Our daughter has started school and will probably speak Spanish better than me in just a few months.”
Beth K. Price ’93, M.S. ’01, and Lance L. Smith, of Fort Collins, Colorado, were married May 27, 2006. They reside in Missoula where Beth is office manager/recruiter for Farmers Insurance.
Rebecca Oset ’95 graduated with high honors in 2001 from Sacramento State University and works as a school psychologist for the Lassen County Office of Education in Susanville, California. She and her husband, David Teeter, have a son, Zane, and are expecting a second child this spring.
Bobbi Aldrich Kearney ’96 and her husband, William Kearney, of Henderson, Nevada, announce the birth of their daughter, Emerson Reese Kearney, on June 21, 2006. Emerson’s grandfather is G.B. “Tim” Aldrich ’65 of Missoula. Her great uncle is Dave Aldrich ’65 of Scottsdale, Arizona, and her great grandfather is the late I. Donald Aldrich ’35, formerly of Missoula.
Heather J. Dunn ’97 moved from Grants Pass, Oregon, with her husband, Chad, and sons, James, Hank, and Danny, to teach fourth grade at Eureka Elementary School.
Erin Egeland Fuller ’97 and Jeff Fuller ’98, Las Vegas, announce the birth of their second child, Pete Walter Fuller, on March 20, 2006. Pete has an older brother, Cade, four. Erin teaches high school English, and Jeff works for Wells Fargo.
Jeff Wright ’99 and Samantha Allen ’01, M.A. ’06, were married July 1, 2006, at Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby. Jeff and Sam met as resident assistants in the UM dorms and now live in Santa Monica, California, where Jeff works for Apple Computer and Sam teaches middle school math.
Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Celebrates Centennial
One hundred years ago the Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at UM. This past Homecoming hundreds of alumni and guests celebrated their centennial with open houses, a tailgate, and a gala event on Saturday evening.
“The House” at 1110 Gerald Avenue underwent extensive renovation in preparation for the celebration. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sigma Chi house has been the chapter’s home since the mid-1930s. The chapter’s first house, at 340 University, was destroyed by fire.
Today nearly 2,000 Beta Delta alums and actives call The House home. The local alumni chapter meets every Friday noon at the Press Box—and still maintains a Grizzly football pool that dates from the early 1950s.
The brothers annually choose a Sweetheart of Sigma Chi and celebrate Derby Days, with proceeds going to their philanthropies—Children's Miracle Network and Huntington’s Cancer Research Foundation. Currently Beta Delta boasts eighteen actives and twenty-two pledges; several are third-generation Montana Sigs. This fall The House hired a tutor, and each weeknight active and potential members have mandatory three-hour study sessions. Strong grade-point averages, community involvement, a spiffed-up house, and great times together remain trademarks of this long-lived fraternity. Log on to their Web site for more information: www.betadelta-sigmachi.org.
Jonathan W. Bennion ’01, J.D. ’05, Billings, is the government relations director for the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Jon is author of Big Sky Politics: Campaigns and Elections in Modern Montana.
Jamie May Lawrence ’01, Missoula, opened Last Best Candles in September. “Three and a half years of research and development went into this home-based business,” Jamie explains, “resulting in the best-burning, nicest-smelling candles anywhere.”
Caryn A. Miske, J.D. ’01, is the new executive director of the Flathead Basin Commission. The twenty-three member commission monitors and protects water quality in the Flathead Basin. Pursuing a doctorate at UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation, Caryn also holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from the State University of New York at Albany and a master’s degree in environmental policy from New York’s Columbia University. Her background includes work as a lawyer for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
Craig Cummings, M.Ed. ’02, is the new principal at Belgrade High School. Craig has been an educator for twenty-four years, the past fifteen in Belt.
James E. Dallner ’02, J.D. ’05, joined the Denver office of Lathrop & Gage L.C. as an associate in the business litigation practice area. Prior to joining the firm, Jim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra I. Rothenberg in the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Beez Lucero ’02 is the new assistant principal, athletic director, and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Harrison High School. Beez and his wife, Sara, returned to Montana from Redwood City, California.
Jamie Rosedale Kirby ’03 and John Kirby were married on June 24, 2006. Their “Griz Fans” engagement photo was taken at the October 1, 2005, Homecoming game—Jamie’s birthday. “The Grizzly tie on our wedding day is that most of my family who went to college went to UM,” Jamie writes. “We partied like Griz fans at our reception!” John is an RV technician at Gull Boats and RV in Missoula, and Jamie is a fire prevention and education specialist for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
Thomas J. Korst, M.Ed. ’04, is the new principal at Seeley-Swan High School. Tom was most recently the superintendent at Seeley Lake Elementary School. He also has been an administrator in the Valier School District and has taught in Highwood and Reno, Nevada.
Lisa Marie Hyslop, M.A. ’05, is the assistant to the artistic director at the Montana Repertory Theater at UM.
Thomas R. Figarelle ’06 is a development director with Montana State University-Great Falls, focusing on
student scholarships and building expansion projects. Tom also serves as a second lieutenant in the 1-189th Aviation Battalion of the Montana Army National Guard.
Renee Rasmussen, M.Ed. ’06, is the new superintendent of Wibaux Public Schools. Renee had previously
taught for fifteen years in Chester Public Schools. She has three sons, Gabriel, Taylor, and Andrew.
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.
Antoinette McLeish Woodcock ’28, Great Falls
Jere Wilson McCarthy ’30, Paradise Valley, AZ
Frances Hughes Maclay ’31, Missoula
Dorris McMillan Morris ’32, Helena
Eva Lesell Stober ’34, Belt
Wayne H. Estes ’35, St. Louis Park, MN
Andreas C. Grande ’35, Bozeman
Mary Kay Rand Griffith ’35, Missoula
Helen Seidemann Collins ’37, Kalispell
Philip C. Garlington ’37, San Mateo, CA
Doryce Lockridge Jensen ’38, Lavina
James P. MacLaren ’38, Oakland, CA
Dorotha Buck Smola ’38, Stevensville
Robert H. Blakeslee ’39, Great Falls
Burnell W. Brink ’39, Collinsville, IL
Errol Rigby Durnford ’39, Butte
Polly Gilham Huser ’39, Silverdale, WA
Louis F. Kinney ’40, Missoula
Bertha Haller Burgess Anderson ’41, Lubbock, TX
Rachel Trask Beall ’41, Anaconda
Allen Volney Chesbro ’41, Belt
Joe E. Halm ’41, Honolulu
Jean Cameron Johnston ’41, Missoula
Dorothy Burr Fail ’42, M.Ed. ’62, Portland, OR
Sue Scott Clow Macdonald ’42, Page, AZ
Garvin F. Shallenberger, JD ’42, Laguna Beach, CA
Glen Edward Cox ’43, J.D. ’48, Boise, ID
Frank A. “Shorty” Nelson ’43, Libby
Laila Stranahan Pearson ’45, Somers
Rolf E. Lee, M.Ed. ’46, Modesto, CA
Robert J. “Tabby” Tabaracci ’47, Great Falls
Patricia Babcock Wharton ’47, Rockledge, FL
Betty Lu Collins Conner ’49, Billings
Joan Armstrong Deist ’49, Kalispell
William Jens Farden ’49, Seattle
Marie Antoinette “Toni” Graham ’49, M.A. ’83, Missoula
Edward Alfred Hehn ’49, Prineville, OR
John P. Norton ’49, Baker City, OR
James Joseph Sivils ’49, M.Ed. ’58, Charlo
John D. “Jack” Weidenfeller ’41, Missoula
William Gregory Baldridge ’50, Whitefish
Edward Patrick McCloskey ’50, Missoula
John F. “Jack” Patterson, J.D. ’50, Missoula
Carl L. Marsh ’51, Berea, KY
Marian Fosland O’Neil ’51, Kalispell
William J. Edkins ’52, Denver, CO
Phil Geil ’52, Anaconda
Richard E. Lassise ’52, Jensen Beach, FL
Donna Erickson Nevin ’52, M.F.A. ’55, Billings
JoAnn Abbott Hoffman ’54, Lolo
William Avery Serrette, M.Ed. ’54, Port Angeles, WA
Jane Baier Cleveland ’55, Billings
Robert W. Jones ’56, Helena
John E. “Jack” Howell ’57, Bozeman
James William “Bill” Moody ’57, Missoula
Gary K. Seitz ’57, Eagle Point, OR
Ralph F. Stockstad ’58, Charlo
Donald Joseph Echelard ’59, M.A. ’65, Ed.D. ’70, Winona, MN
Robert W. Mings ’59, El Dorado, KS
William James “Bill” Shanahan ’59, Whitefish
Donald Jackson Beighly, J.D. ’61, Mesa, AZ
L. Brendt Stoverud ’63, Missoula
Walter H. Nussbaum ’64, Minneapolis
Ronald Carl Elliott ’65, Helena
Richard Gilder ’65, Florence
William G. “Bill” Nelson ’65, Helena
Roger D. Schmierer ’65, Savage
James Robert Clark ’66, Crested Butte, CO
Edward J. “Ed” Harris ’66, Billings
Gary A. Morin ’67, M.Ed. ’70, Ed.D. ’73, Great Falls
Eve Mann Donegon ’68, Stevensville
Arthur Swanson ’68, Polson
Lucy Graham Johnson ’69, Missoula
Doris Martinez Shea ’69, Missoula
Henry A. “Buzz” Blastic ’70, M.Ed. ’82, Missoula
John Leigh Hilts, J.D. ’70, Las Vegas, NV
Thomas J. Mulholland ’70, Missoula
Ray Byron Olson, J.D. ’70, Cottonwood, AZ
Carolyn Pfohl Erickson ’72, Bozeman
Elsie B. Staiger ’73, Missoula
Wayne O. Kinonen ’76, Sioux Falls, SD
James Derwin Peterson, M.Ed. ’76, M.Ed. ’01, Glasgow
Jim Drakos ’77, Missoula
Bruce S. Keene ’77, Gresham, OR
William A. Chesterfield ’78, ’84, Gresham, OR
Karen Cornelius Fenton, M.Ed. ’78, St. Ignatius
Richard Joseph Berry ’79, Missoula
Dan R. McCarthy, J.D. ’81, Fort Wayne, IN
Ann Elizabeth Clark, J.D. ’90, Tulsa, OK
Charles P. “Pat” Myers, J.D. ’91, Cooke City
Allen C. Birdsong ’92, J.D. ’95, Florence
Pao Ge Yang ’93, Missoula
David A. Walter, Hon. Ph.D. ’94, Helena
Gregory B. Miller ’97, Mountain View, CA
Gwendolyn Iris Porter ’10, Havre
Frank C. Abbott, Boulder, CO
Lori Eller Bain, Kalispell
Donna Marie Albee Brewer, Missoula
Peter Dethman, Billings
Barbara Dubbs, Kalispell
John T. Evans, Anaheim, CA
Robert Lewis Leirdahl, Great Falls
Jerry L. Luckman, Bellevue, WA
Harry T. Northey, Missoula
Carolyn W. Owens, Anchorage, AK
Dorothy Smart Peckham, Gillette, WY
Alexandra Robbin, Minneapolis
Patricia Goedicke Robinson, Missoula
Mildred Carolyn Walker Ross, Fromberg
Walter R. “Bud” Schultz, Missoula
Wesley Harold Tibbetts, Miles City
Shirley Rae Vanderburg, Arlee
Elizabeth Margaret Hayes to
Thomas M. Hayes ’99 and Donde Hayes, June 13, 2006, Great Falls
Taryn Rae Breslin to Lauren Leger Breslin ’98, M.A. ’00 and Dylan Breslin, September 8, 2006, Reno, NV
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.
Elton J. Adams ’66, Great Falls
Jennifer Jasek Alcalay ’95, Redondo Beach, CA
Bettina Stohr Burke ’94, Missoula
Jason A. Clark ’00, Auburn, WA
Michael A. Cummings ’76, M.B.A. ’79, Fairfax, VA
Susan Miner Cummings ’83, Fairfax, VA
John E. Davis ’86, Auburn, WA
Kristina Davis, Great Falls
Maxon Reich Davis, J.D. ’76, Great Falls
Kristin Schermele Deschamps
Rochelle Dickson ’95, Thompson Falls
Carolyn E. Duckworth, M.S. ’94, Gardiner
Robert G. Dundas ’88, Missoula
Teri Ford Dwyer ’80, M.B.A. ’89, Great Falls
Diane M. Flamand ’82, Missoula
Tana L. Fuhrman ’00, Missoula
Donald A. Grewell ’77, Billings
Ann Petterson Hall ’72, Billings
Karen Hatcher, Clayton, NC
Jennifer A. Holeman ’98, Seattle
Stephen F. Johnson, M.B.A. ’91, Missoula
Daniel Keith ’77, Lakewood, CO
Ralph Burton Kirscher ’74, J.D. ’79, Missoula
William A. Knick ’74, Great Falls
Eleanor L. Korstad ’01, Sunriver, OR
Rock LaCross ’81, Big Sky
James Leid ’74, Waitsburg, WA
Olivia Leid, Waitsburg, WA
Jed K. Liston ’82, M.Ed. ’00, Missoula
Jorrun Fallan Liston ’84, Missoula
Timothy L. Lund ’89, Hamilton
Claudi Sterner Lund ’89, Hamilton
Sara Anne Mankins ’02, Washington DC
Rainer Martens, M.A. ’65, Ormond Beach, FL
Jonathan Lutz McBride ’01, Boise, ID
Marjorie R. McBride ’03, Boise, ID
Paul E. Miller ’61, Missoula
Peggy Josephson Miller ’80, M.A. ’85, Missoula
Martin E. Mutch ’58, Billings
Nadine Genger Mutch ’55, Billings
Charlie Oliver, Hamilton
Charlotte Oliver, Hamilton
Lois J. Patton ’78, M.Ed. ’84, Missoula
William Eugene Patton, Ph.D. ’73, Missoula
Courtney C. Peck ’95, Houston, TX
Roger M. Peterson ’90, Vancouver, WA
John E. Pilsworth ’95, Missoula
Linda Pilsworth ’78, M.Ed. ’95, Missoula
Jeffrey D. Rearden ’94, Great Falls
Callie Kernaghan-Rearden ’92, M.Acct. ’94, Great Falls
Joseph F. Sexson ’04, Tulsa, OK
Julene Sundberg Shea, Pharm.D. ’00, Clancy
Michael N. Smith ’80, Newport, RI
Eliza Sorte ’95, Kalispell
Mary-Michelle Spellman ’83, Henderson, NV
Gregory Stahl ’82, Missoula
Douglas E. Stevenson, J.D. ’89, Hobson
Sharon Watt Stevenson ’87, Hobson
Cynthia Benton Thiel ’91, J.D. ’94, Missoula
Matthew Thiel ’86, J.D. ’93, Missoula
Carol Hagfeldt Tucker ’58, Kennesaw, GA
Damon D. Wenz ’93, Billings
Bryce C. Wilkinson ’98, Spokane, WA
this article in Montanan