Class Of 1968 Holds Fortieth Reunion At Homecoming 2008
Front row, left to right: Francis Stack, Chester; Jane Rowland Crouch, Golden, CO; Richard Thorson, Vacaville, CA; Paulette Forsyth Fisher, Missoula; Becky Hazelbaker Deschamps, Missoula; Madeleine Martin Neumeyer, Helena; Liz Gilbert, Spokane, WA; Carol Rude Fleharty, Missoula; Denise Peterson, Polson; Lynn Stetler Schwanke, Missoula; Ira Robison, Billings; Carole Dodge Hoffman, Redmond, WA; Don Findon, Billings; Lynn Findon, Billings; Cathy O'Hare Sandell, Hope, ID; Dianne Popham Huhtanen, Hamilton; Mickey Cummings Sogard, Bigfork; Carol Nelson Gullard, Missoula; Kathie Harstad Nygaard, Missoula; Channing J. Hartelius, Great Falls; Larry Dreyer, Helena; Dianne Brown Davis, Sammamish, WA; Ruth Silvius Dobson, Beaverton, OR; Sharon Rains Potenza, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Judy Stowe Colbo, Lolo; Connie Meldahl Anderson, Livingston; Susan Emrick, Missoula; Susan Hove-Pabst, Spearfish, SD. Back Row, Left to Right: Gale Glascock, Atlanta, GA; Jesse Parks, Conrad; Donald Davis, Polson; Jim Salvo, Dallas, TX; John ”Doc“ Holliday, Lovettsville, VA; Walt Briggs, Missoula; Carl Sandell, Hope, ID; John Knorr, Layton, UT; Tom McElwain, Columbia Falls; Phillip Van Ness, Savoy, IL; Michael Martin, Washington, DC; Ron McKay, Havre.
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The sixtieth reunion for the Class of 1949 will be held on campus May 14-16, 2009. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for further details.
Albert C. Angstman ’41, J.D. ’46, and his wife, Frances, live in Kingwood, Tex., where Al spends much of his time mowing, trimming, and edging his yard and playing eighteen holes of golf twice a week. “I have begun to fully understand the meaning of the saying, ‘There’s no place like home,’” he writes. “I am living my life happily, doing what I enjoy.”
Heath Bottomly ’41 writes, “My wife, Penny, and I live in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California. I have just published my second adventure book, Blind Glory, and have two more books with publishers: one a WWII journal of our early military aviation and the other of my Vietnam experiences.” Col. Bo adds that he would “be glad to come home to speak as a rep of the Greatest Generation with memories of the Montana Frontier when my pop was on the Supreme Court and seven Bottomlys were Grizzlies.” You may e-mail him at email@example.com or visit his Web site at www.colonelbowarstories.com.
Roy E. June ’48, LL.B. ’51, J. D. ’52, Joshua Tree, Calif., was honored with a 600-word tribute in the April 23, 2008, U. S. Congressional Record. Roy served as a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot during World War II and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters. He practiced law in Montana and California until retirement in 1995 and served on the San Bernardino County Grand Jury for its 2003-04 session. Roy and his wife, Laura, are active volunteers at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Their children, Patricia June ’74 and Richard June ’77, graduated from UM.
The fiftieth reunion for the Class of 1959 will be held on campus May 14-16, 2009. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for further details.
John A. Fleming ’52, La Conner, Washington, has written a hornbook, The American Indian Dilemma. “I have noted less and less coverage for my class of ’52,” John writes. “Age takes its toll for certain, and I do realize how fortunate I am for being able to get a book published, passed by a curriculum committee’s scrutiny, and included in a course syllabus as ‘recommended reading’ during my seventy-seven and seventy-eight years of age.” John retired as a hospital director for the Indian Health Service in 1988. He then worked and retired from Morton Thiokol and Boeing. Since 1998, John has provided pro bono services via the Federal Indian Programs Oversight Office in Skagit Valley, Washington.
Neil H. Eliason ’54, M.Ed. ’63, was honored at Flathead Valley Community College in July with a reunion of athletes he’d coached there, beginning with the college’s first women’s track team in 1968. Often referred to as the “Father of Girls’ Track in Montana” and an inductee into the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1983, Neil came out of retirement to help coach cross-country and track at Bigfork High School in the late 1990s. He and his wife, Carol, have been married for fifty-three years and live on Swan Lake. “I love coaching,” Neil says. “I just love being with the people. It wasn’t ever a job to me. It was just really fun to do.”
Dean Hellinger ’56, Shelby, and Larry Epstein ’71, J.D. ’76, Cut Bank, oversaw the grinding at the twenty-eighth annual Hellinger Horseradish Grind in October. “We started with 110 labels,” Dean reports, “and used most of them. No tally on the tonnage.”
Pat Duncan O’Brien ’57, Dale O’Brien ’52, Shelby, and Don Fisher ’77, Shelby, were among those who helped dig, wash, peel, grind, and bottle the horseradish. Dean designs and provides labels for each year’s crop. Patricia Hellinger provides a chili lunch, and guests listen to the broadcast of the day’s Grizzly football game.
Howard Lipke ’63 worked with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for more than thirty-three years as a refuge and wetlands manager, principally with migratory birds. Howard retired in 1997 and in 2000 moved with his wife, Alynn, to Estes Park, Colorado. For the past seven years, he has volunteered with recovery efforts for the threatened greenback cutthroat trout in the twenty mountain lake and stream systems where the trout reside.
Roger M. Siemens ’64 retired after a thirty-five year career with the U.S. Forest Service and in 1985 moved to Silver Star, where his interest in reptiles took hold. Today he and his wife, Rita, operate a natural resource consulting firm and specialize in damage control of nuisance animals–including rattlesnakes. Roger spoke this summer at Bannack State Park on the realities, myths, and importance of this often-misunderstood snake.
Nancy Beck Breuninger ’71, M.Ed. ’99, Seattle, held an exhibit, “Beck and Baraz: Of the Earth,” this past summer at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena. “My geologist husband, Ray Breuninger, Ph.D. ’71, and I hike a lot,” Nancy writes, “and on the hikes a few years ago I started taking photos of patterns on rocks, of the stains and marks that looked interesting. I tried lots of things with the photos, finally settling on collage with acrylics, the style of the paintings in this show.”
Joann White Hosko ’71 and Helen Hackett Buker ’88, both of Hamilton, are contributing authors and editors of Bitter Root Trails IV, The Victor Community. Their book, published by the Bitterroot Historical Society and the Victor Heritage Museum, features articles about Victor’s history and nearly 200 stories of early-day area residents. Joann taught school in Montana for thirty-eight years, retiring after twenty-eight years in the Darby school system. Helen started at UM in 1946, took time out to raise a family, and returned to complete her degree in history in 1988. Joann and Helen have spent time as volunteers and travelers of the world.
Jeri Schaeffer Guthrie-Corn ’72, M.A. ’76, is the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. A career Foreign Service officer with the rank of counselor, Jeri also has served in Algeria, Russia, France, and at the United States Mission to NATO. Before joining the Foreign Service in 1987, Jeri was an assistant professor of French at UCLA and Smith College. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in French language and literature with a specialization in medieval civilization. Jeri is married to Dr. Tony Corn and has two daughters.
Donald R. Reavis, M.B.A. ’73, is managing director/special assets for First Community Bank in Richardson, Texas. He began at Republic National Bank in Dallas in 1973, moving to Allied Lakewood Bank (now Wells Fargo), and then to Canyon Creek National Bank. In 1999, he teamed up with the First National Bank of Crockett and opened First Bank of Canyon Creek in Richardson as a branch of that bank.
Doug Betters ’78 was inducted into the Miami Dolphins Ring of Honor on December 14. The former UM Grizzly football star and member of the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame played for the Dolphins from 1978 to 1987. He was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1983 by the Associated Press, played all of his 146 career National Football League games for the Dolphins, and accumulated sixty-five and a half sacks, which ranks him third in team history. “It was an amazing ride coming from the Big Sky Conference then being coached by Don Shula,” said Doug. “It’s a great honor to be associated with these Dolphin legends.” Doug, and his wife, Jennifer, live in Whitefish. He is in a wheelchair after suffering a spinal injury in a 1998 skiing accident. He initiated the Doug Betters Winter Classic twenty-five years ago and has raised more than $2 million for Montana youth in need of pediatric care.
Colleen L. McGuire ’79, Alexandria, Virginia, was promoted to general in the U.S. Army on December 5 at the Pentagon. Colleen’s daughter, Maggie Harris, is currently a student at UM.
Terry L. Atwood ’80 writes from Helena, “I retired from working for the state of Montana on December 31, 2007, (after nearly twenty-eight years) to purchase my own accounting business, Atwood Accounting Services, LLC. I keep quite busy through tax season and then go into partial retirement mode the rest of the year—exactly what I had hoped it would be. My wife,
Andrea Gerlach Atwood ’79 helps during tax season, but she loves to work on her art most of the time. Her emphasis is painting animals on dried leaves and making scenic fabric wall hangings.”
Bradley E. Dugdale Jr. ’80 has written Munny Journey: A Keepsake Journal for Baby’s First Money. A financial consultant for more than twenty-five years, Brad modeled his book after traditional baby journals with an emphasis on recording money “firsts,” including information on how to turn a new baby into a millionaire for only a dollar a day. Brad published his first book, Let’s Save America: Nine Lessons to Financial Success, in 2000. In 2007 he produced U.R. Pre-approved, a documentary on the credit card industry. Brad, his wife, Shariae, and their two sons live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. For more information, go to www.munnyjourney.com
Peter A. Dea, M.S. ’81, is a founder and CEO of Cirque Resources LP, an oil and gas exploration company based in Denver, Colorado. Peter previously served as CEO of Western Gas Resources and Barrett Resources. He currently serves on the boards of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Western State College of Colorado, and the Alliance in Choice Education. Peter recently founded the Don Winston Field Geology Scholarship at UM. He, his wife, Cathy, and three sons live in Golden, Colorado.
James V. Galipeau ’84, a shareholder at Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, P.C. in Missoula, served as president during 2004-05 for the Montana Society of CPAs. He recently was selected as ex-officio for the 2008-09 board year and will mentor the current president, Ryan T. Screnar ’96, Helena, through his term. Ryan is the senior vice president/audit director for Glacier Bancorp and its ten subsidiary banks. He is also the president/chair for the Montana Food Bank Network.
Mary McLeod Craigle ’88, Clancy, is an economist with the Montana Department of Revenue, where she specializes in tax policy. Mary is secretary for the Montana Community Foundation Board of Directors and is one of two Department of Revenue recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Award.
Kelly Rae Smith Morrow ’88, Kalispell, a teacher at Flathead High School since 1990, received the 2007-08 Lawrence Scadden Teacher of the Year Award at the National Science Teachers Association Convention. The award recognizes excellence in science teaching for students with disabilities. Kelly has taught at-risk, special-needs, and gifted students throughout her career. She also has worked for eleven years as a seasonal biologist for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, taking many of her students into the field to help collect and record data.
Helena Wolfe ’88 completed a Master of Public Health degree in health promotion at Portland State University in November 2007 and received the Certified Health Education Specialist credential. A faculty instructor for Oregon State University Extension Service, Helena also manages the Oregon Family Nutrition Program on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon.
Andrew Gideon ’89 has written Harrier Hawks Fly High, a motivational book about the dream of a high school cross-country state championship. An English and journalism teacher at Thompson Falls High School, Andrew was the assistant coach for the school’s cross-country team, the Blue Hawks, who won the 2007 State B championship. He also coached the Class B pole vault record holder and Montana state champion.
Rick James Smith ’90, Bismarck, North Dakota, was promoted to lieutenant colonel at Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota National Guard, in September. Adj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk presented his new rank. Rick was accompanied by his father, mother, and children, Jordan and Sydney.
Jeffery R. Wehr ’92, ’96, was named the 2007 American Star of Teaching recipient for the state of Washington. Nearly 5,000 nominees were considered for this award based on their success in improving academic performance. Jeff and his wife, Julie Hansen Wehr ’93, live in Odessa, Washington, with their sons, Kiegan and Thorsen. Jeff teaches high school science and Julie is the human resource director of the Odessa Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home.
Stephanie Wallace Ives ’94 is a freelance writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette and several regional magazines in Colorado. Her husband,
John D. Ives ’93 is the director of pharmacy at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three children, ages twelve, eight, and six.
Mary Ann Cotter ’95 was one of fifty winners in Google’s Android Developers Challenge, a contest to create applications for Google’s mobile operating system. A multimedia developer living in San Francisco, Mary Ann and her international team then won a spot among the top twenty winners with Cooking Capsules. This application presents Android viewers a short video stream of a cooking show, identifies the nearest markets for the ingredients with GPS-enabled mapping, and includes an ingredient checklist and recipe. “It empowers people who don’t cook to have the confidence to cook,” Mary Ann says.
Tracy Johnke ’96 writes, “My husband, Aaron Engler, and I are now the proud parents of Leif Anders Engler, born May 8, 2008. Leif is a good little broadcast baby. He even arrived a little early so he could get a head start on the hard work of being a baby. I’m heading back to work at the MarketWatch Radio Network in Washington, D.C., in November.”
Ronald J. Yates Jr. ’96 M.Acct. ’98, was appointed secretary/treasurer of the Montana Society of CPAs Board of Directors for 2008-09. Ron is a tax partner in the Billings office of Eide Bailly, LLP and recently completed a term on the UM Business School Accounting Advisory Board.
Chris Fairbanks ’98, Venice, California, was a regular (until the paint-ball episode) on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back. A stand-up comic, actor, and illustrator, Chris also starred as Randy on MTV’s The 70’s House. He received first runner-up in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots contest and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Catch some clips at www.chrisfairbanks.com.
Kelly Green Helm, M.S. ’98, an instructor in physical education at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, is completing a doctorate in health pedagogy at Purdue University. Kelly served on the faculty and coached the women’s volleyball team at Ancilla College from 2003 to 2008. She previously taught and coached at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Montana State University, and the University of Lethbridge.
Scott Stiegler ’98 and his wife, Melissa Ann Stiegler ’00, Florence, announce the April 13, 2008, birth of their daughter Sophia Lynne. She joins sister, Anna, eight, and brother, Jacob, five. “I am in my tenth year (ninth at Florence) teaching middle school and coaching high school wrestling,” Scott writes. “Melissa is in her third year working for the nonprofit Western Montana Chapter for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.” A former Monte himself, Scott adds that he was proud to help celebrate Monte’s fifteenth birthday at Homecoming 2008.
Theresa K. Ragsdale ’99 and her husband, Adam Ragsdale ’99 live in Tucson, Arizona, where Theresa is the operations supervisor at Casa Paloma’s Women’s Center, a day drop-in hospitality center and transitional housing program for the homeless. Theresa is also vice president of the Dequenesh Mobile Health Clinic Board of Directors, a board advisory member for the Health Education Project, and co-chair of the Education Committee of the Tucson Planning Council on the Homeless.
William P. James, M.M. ’00, M.A. ’05, and Eve Llewellyn James ’01, aka Uncle-B and Auntie-E, introduced their first CD, Uncle-B & Auntie-E & J-Dog, in September. “We started this kids’ stuff about ten years ago,” Bill writes. “We also play around Portland under the name ‘Floating Pointe.’ For the most part we have been playing at summer festivals, parties, Oregon Country fair, and McMenamins’ pubs. We are also regulars at UM alumni events out here in Portland and especially look forward to the PSU-UM football game in November.” Bill teaches at Fir Grove Elementary School in Beaverton, “where I sing these songs with kids when we’re not playing violins, trumpets, banging on pickle barrels, etc.” Bill and Eve have a two-year-old son, Daniel Douglas, whose voice is the first sound heard on their CD. Check out their music at www.unclebmusic.com and www.floatingpointemusic.com.
Tracy Townsend Mangold ’00 writes from Combined Locks, Wisconsin, “I just started my own freelance writing/political consulting business, The Inky Twig. My husband, Jess Mangold, Pharm. D. ’01, is working at Health One, a long-term care pharmacy in Appleton, Wisconsin. Jess and I had our first child, AnneShirley Avonlea Mangold, in November 2007.”
Brian Green ’01 and Sallie Williamson ’01, Portland, Oregon, were married May 5, 2007. They welcomed their first child, Elora Green, on March 10, 2008.
Krista Bree Birkelo ’01 graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in May. Krista plans a residency in general surgery at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Linsey June Geurin ’02 has been a high school English teacher for four years in Phoenix, Arizona. “I’ve had the lucky fortune of falling in love with another high school English teacher, Jake Heermans,” Linsey writes. She and Jake became engaged while cruising in the Caribbean and will be married in Phoenix on March 19, 2009.
Alexandra “Alex“ Rosch ’03 writes, “After living in London and Los Angeles, I have decided to come back to my hometown of Houston, Texas. I am working (and loving) my career as a residential real estate agent at Greenwood King Properties. I have five dogs: Lucy, Albert, Hank, Gus, and Maggie. I miss Missoula and am looking forward to Homecoming 2009, seeing old friends, and the one-hundredth anniversary of Kappa Alpha Theta!”
Aaron B. Adelstein, M.S. ’04, was named one of 2008’s “40 Under 40” business leaders by the Puget Sound Business Journal. A leader in the green building industry, Aaron is executive director of Built Green, the nation’s second-largest residential green building program—recently recognized as the National Association of Home Builders’ Program of the Year. A member of Seattle’s Leadership Tomorrow, Aaron and his wife, Tina Wang, live in Seattle.
Krysta Lyn Brem ’07 writes from Washington, D.C., “I have a new job with Space Adventures. I am the operations coordinator for ZERO-G, the only company approved to do commercial parabolic ... that basically means they create weightlessness for people to experience.” Krysta is engaged to Travis Cossitt, M.B.A. ’06.
Anna Hillman “Hilly“ McGahan ’07, Arlee, has worked with human rights since graduation, primarily through the Genocide Accompaniment Project of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. Go online to the June 8, 2008, San Francisco Chronicle to access her article and photo about a proposed dam project in Guatemala.
Lincoln William McElwain to Patrick C. McElwain ’96 and Anne Marie Rose, September 2, 2008, Missoula.
Alyssa Kay Norman to Tracy Opsahl Norman ’97 and Gregory C. Norman ’97, July 24, 2008, Olympia, WA.
Kane Michael McQuiston to Keli Wenz McQuiston ’00 and Adam L. McQuiston, July 14, 2008, Missoula.
Jilian Jayne Sweeney to Tiffany Jo Johnson Sweeney ’01 and Craig K. Sweeney ’01, July 1, 2008, Grand Blanc, MI.
Willem Anthony Roark Loveless to Deborah Haubrich Lewis ’95 and Derek Loveless, May 22, 2008, Denver, CO.
Carsen Kay Wenz to Thomas Wenz ’98, M.B.A. ’99, and Reno Wittman Wenz ’96, M.B.A. ’00, April 12, 2008, Denver, CO.
Drew Gregory Sundberg to Gregory Carl Sundberg ’01, M.B.A. ’03, and Jaclyn Sundberg ’01, March 24, 2008, Missoula.
Benjamin Augustus Sears Rapkoch to Claudia L. Rapkoch, M.B.A. ’01 and Daniel J. Rapkoch ’89, March 22, 2008, Butte.
Lane Addison Wegher to Vincent J. Wegher, J.D. ’02, and Heather Lane Hartung Wegher, J.D. ’03, March 9, 2008, Denver, CO.
Ryan Jon Gorton to Michael Jon Gorton ’96, M.B.A. ’99, and Kelly Anne Carter Gorton ’97, November 3, 2007, Walla Walla, WA.
Jordan Tyler Wallace to Kurtis Michael Wallace ’00 and Rebecca Chase Wallace ’00, February 26, 2007, Missoula.
I am writing this after the historic general election in November. Besides the excitement of the actual political races, the election cycle was interesting to many of us because it demonstrated that we are in a period of communication transition. I am speaking specifically about how we electronically communicate with one another.
Sending and receiving messages via the Internet or text messaging is no longer used by just a few or the “younger generation.” It has become a way of life for the majority of us. We understand this changing landscape in the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association, and we are offering programs to get you on that electronic communication highway.
We recently launched our new Web page. Check it out at www.grizalum.com. I know you will be impressed with the links to campus, our services, your classmates, and alumni events. We have designed the Web site to be your information desk 24/7. It is there when you need it.
We soon will launch our social networking page. We realize that our former students want to be able to connect with friends and classmates on a personal level. There is a need to facilitate the sharing of photographs and stories, old and new. There needs to be a way for former students to create their own groups in whatever ways they define. Alumni also have told us they would like to have a permanent e-mail address that would connect them to the University.
All these components are part of the social networking program. Again, our launch is coming soon, so watch for more details. Until then, keep in touch so we can keep you updated on our challenges and accomplishments. And know that very soon you can keep in touch with one another in a more easily navigated communication system.
Please contact the UM Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 877-UM-ALUMS, and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Alumni Association Director
Ruth Southworth Figgens ’33, Homer, AK
Marion Callahan Anderson ’35, Great Falls
Amoretta Junod Wilkins ’35, Billings
Thomas Stuart Wilkins ’35, Billings
Jean Russell Wilcox ’36, Missoula
Florence McCart Bakke Riel ’37, Missoula
Jean Wright Gilbert ’38, Helena
Lois Hendrickson Huber ’38, Hamilton
Mary Jane Hotvedt Warren Larson ’39, Fort Benton
Sylvester “Siv” Seidensticker ’39, Twin Bridges
Ruth Maurine Shaffer ’39, Missoula
Merle B. Brunsvold ’40, Missoula
Henry Wesley McCall ’40, Billings
Frederick E. Barrett ’41, Great Falls
Kenneth Bruce Kizer ’41, Edmonds, WA
Paul Thomas O’Hare ’41, M.Ed. ’48, Hope, ID
Dora Dailey Wood ’41, Missoula
Maribeth Dwyer ’42, Missoula
Forrest F. Spencer ’42, Libby
Carver R. Anderson ’43, San Diego
Margaret Regan Gans ’43, Helena
Lael Olcott Mann ’43, Encino, CA
Roy Chester Strom ’43, Eugene, OR
Rudolph D. Swartz , M.Ed. ’43, Thornton, CO
Richard V. Vick ’43, Missoula
Barbara Reinbold Miller ’44, Hamilton
Jean Stripp Zepp ’46, Great Falls
Charles T. Burgess ’47, M.Ed. ’65, Stevensville
Julie Barnes Grant ’47, Missoula
Pauline Schaller Lee ’47, Billings
Henry C. Loble , J.D. ’47, San Francisco
Marjorie McFarland Matheson ’47, Conrad
Richard R. McElroy ’47, Grand Junction, CO
William Gavin Mouat , J.D. ’47, Billings
Hu N. Williamson ’47, Bozeman
Lloyd V. Anderson ’48, Yakima, WA
Pete Cernazanu ’49, Gold Beach, OR
Robert C. Davenport ’49, Helena
John Burton Spaulding ’49, Helena
Ronald Raymond Clothier, M.S. ’50, Mesa, AZ
Christian Kafentzis ’50, Helena
Marjory McVeda Keller ’50, Lewistown
John A. Melaney ’50, New York City
Russell Robert Nielsen ’50, Reno, NV
Kenneth A. Rathbone ’50, Lander, WY
Turner E. Ross ’50, Tucson, AZ
Robert B. Anderson ’51, M.Ed. ’55, Auburn, WA
Jarvis H. “Lick” Leuchauer ’51, Vallejo, CA
Mila Hopkins Morford ’51, Miles City
Arthur M. Burch ’52, Kalispell
Neil Haight, J.D. ’52, Helena
Rae Virgil Kalbfleisch ’52, J.D. ’57, Shelby
Richard Lafayette Smith ’52, Oro Valley, AZ
Charles W. Davis ’53, Butte
Gladys Lewis Maynard ’53, Denton, TX
Howard Eugene Barrett ’54, Carson City, NV
Andrew Veseth ’54, Bigfork
T. Elaine Almos ’55, San Diego
Robert L. Crumley ’55, Idaho Falls, ID
Donald Marvin Miller ’55, Missoula
Norman L. Johnson ’56, Missoula
Richard Forrest Johnson ’56, Virginia City
Harry J. Brown ’57, Billings
Bernice Schutrop Nelson ’57, Billings
John Edward Wordal ’58, Missoula
Sandra Fisk Younj ’58, Erie, CO
Mavis Robert “Bob” Baze ’59, M.Ed. ’63, Missoula
Charlene Renee Davis Collins ’59, Lakewood, CO
Howard Thomas Johnson ’59, North Bend, OR
Lynn Robert Boe ’60, Longview, WA
Gary M. Fink ’60, Decatur, GA
Henry C. Meier ’60, Centennial, CO
Douglas Gale “D.G.” Henriksen ’61, Post Falls, ID
Helga McArthur McHugh, M.Ed. ’61, Missoula
Harold W. McPherson, M.Ed. ’61, St. Ignatius
Richard S. Denecke ’63, Bozeman
Jeffrey Millard Edgmond ’63, Billings
Arthur C. Knight ’63, Clinton
Roger Burr Porter ’63, Great Falls
Gary C. Bounous ’64, Billings
Linda Wood Bruns ’64, Flagstaff, AZ
Lowell O. Burgett ’64, Scobey
Mayo Joseph Lawrenz ’64, Spanaway, WA
Kemp J. Wilson, J.D. ’64, Red Lodge
Phillip Stanley Benson ’65, Missoula
Joan Irwin Fitzgerald ’65, Hohenwald, TN
John J. Seaman Jr. ’65, Ennis
Craig Kenneth Chute ’66, Kalispell
Art H. Lindstrom ’66, Polson
Catherine Phebe Browman ’67, Guilford, CT
Dennis Lee “Boris” Olijnyk ’67, ’89, Ronan
Ronald M. Sethre ’67, Simsbury, CT
Leslie Kohn Clemens ’68, Billings
Chloe Schneider Murphy Corlett ’69, Drummond
Joel Gerhard Ericksen, M.Ed. ’69, Great Falls
James M. Farrell, M.S. ’69, Rapid River, MI
Arlie P. Hutchens ’69, Oregon City, OR
A. June Atkins, M.Ed. ’71, Helena
Nancy Hodgson Hammer, M.Ed. ’71, Kalispell
Otto Dean Larsen ’71, Columbia Falls
Frank Lloyd Sonnenberg ’71, Missoula
Evelyn M. Petersen ’72, Missoula
Hugo R. “Bud” Schatz ’72, Pasco, WA
Lucille G. Good ’73, Colleyville, TX
Rosemary Gleason Ingham ’73, Fredericksburg, VA
L. Ray Wicks ’74, Columbia Falls
Robert D. Martina ’75, Butte
Deena Katherine Barber ’78, Spokane, WA
Emily Gesas Sweeney ’78, Oshkosh, WI
Vernon L. Thisselle ’78, M.B.A. ’81, Missoula
Richard E. Kimmer, M.M.Ed. ’82, Anderson, IN
Wendy Jo Smith ’83, M.B.A. ’85, La Crosse, WI
Eric Jon Yurko ’83, Helena
Martin Carl Jacobson, J.D. ’84, Helena
Donald W. Torgenrud, J.D. ’84, St. Ignatius
John Newton Garlinghouse ’85, Butte
Andrea Zojourner, M.A. ’85, Ph.D. ’87, Butte
Doyle Jay Souser, M.B.A. ’86, Carmarillo, CA
David Ross Sande Jr. ’87, Kansas City, MO
Gary A. Fisher ’88, Missoula
William H. Frandsen, Ph.D. ’89, Helena
Thomas M. Morris ’94, Lincoln
Cody Alan Dwire ’96, Sacramento, CA
William Calvin Jenkins ’96, Scottsdale, AZ
John Kenneth Kurtz Jr., J.D. ’97, Helena
Lolinda Ray Logan Taylor ’06, ’07, Stevensville
Charles Raymond “Chase” Dyer ’07, Missoula
Zachary David Benson ’08, Colstrip
Matthew Scott Emslie ’08, Yellow Bay
Michael MacDonald ’08, Browning
Sean Michael Purcell ’08, Bigfork
Samuel Cooper Howell Sylvester ’08, Colrain, MA
Christopher Marcus Jenkins’09, Missoula
Daryl Vernon Boyd, Helena
Daniel Francis Connors, Seattle
Harlan T. Cory, Great Falls
James Crumley, Missoula
Steven Francis Curtiss, Billings
Patsy Moore Decker, Great Falls
Michael Carringan Dowling, Hamilton
Margie Lovelace Dunbar, Great Falls
Kathryn Brogan Giacometto, Belle Fourch, SD
Lisa Hettick Glass, Missoula
David M. Hanson, Missoula
Karen Flint Hilliard, Rhinelander, WI
Charles N. “Chuck” Johns, Kalispell
Betty Oberhofer Johnson, Missoula
Clifford E. Jones, Whitefish
Betty Gaston Kafentzis, Helena
William Wayne Koski, Butte
James D. Kriley, Missoula
Gary Byron Lee, Ferndale
Katherine “Kay” Lucy, Missoula
Thomas Benjamin Madsen, Billings
Jack M. McGowan, Ennis
Marilyn Lee McHugh, Butte
Mattie Theresa Murphy, Missoula
John Franklin Pambrun, Cut Bank
Roy A. Nelson, Gillette, WY
Jackie Roper Olson, Hamilton
Courtney A. Phelps, Anaconda
Elizabeth Ann Raftery, Helena
Paul Douglas Rahders, Missoula
Linda Kukkola Rearden, Great Falls
Glenys Stoler Rockwell, Littleton, CO
Norma DesJardin Ross, Renton, WA
Jon A. “Tony” Rudbach, Hamilton
Kerma Silvernale Shanahan, Great Falls
Darrell William Spencer, Billings
Ralph L. Starr, Missoula
Francis L. Truchot, Choteau
Eugene Wintermote, Las Vegas, NV
Damien Lael Winters, The Dalles, OR
Lois Joy Zupanik, Baker
Alumni Events 2009
12 Charter Day, UM Campus
12, 26 U to You Lecture Series,
17, 24 Community Lecture Series,
3, 10 Community Lecture Series, 17, 24 UM Campus
9 Alumni Social, Palm Desert
12 U to You Lecture Series,
21-29 International Travel: Paris & French Riviera
21-30 International Travel: Israel
24 Alumni Social, Lewistown
7-15 International Travel:
14-16 Class Reunions: 1939, 1949, 1959,
15-25 International Travel:
European Train Journey
16-26 International Travel:
For more details, call the Office of Alumni Relations,
877-UM-ALUMS, or visit www.grizalum.org.