Jessamine Pugh Sherman ‘37 died on Aug. 8 at the age of 103. She was born in Missouri, and moved west with her mother and three siblings in 1920, after her father was offered a job with the Northern Pacific Railroad in Tacoma. She graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to attend Puget Sound, where she was a member of the Lambda Sigma Chi sorority and active in the drama department. She married William “Bill” Sherman ‘36, whom she met on a blind date while at Puget Sound, in June 1938. She raised three children and worked as a social worker at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). She retired in 1974. Jessamine was preceded in death by her husband; her two brothers, Sam Pugh ’28 and Paul Pugh ’36; and her sister, Elizabeth Pugh Crippen ‘30. She is survived by her three children, six grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.
Margaret Braun Bocek ’45 passed away peacefully on Sept. 25 at the age of 94. Born in Wisconsin, she visited Seattle after graduating from high school and never left the area. She began attending Puget Sound and studied music—she was skilled at the piano and clarinet—but left after three months to help with war efforts during World War II. In 1951, she married clarinetist and Boeing engineer Mark Bocek. In 1976, Margaret went back to school, this time at the University of Washington, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and anthropology. She was the organist at St. Francis Church in Burien for 40 years and retired in 2003. Margaret, described as loving and supportive by family members, is survived by her three sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.
Alton Brooks ‘50 passed away on Aug. 8, five weeks before his 94th birthday. He was born in Seattle and graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces and became a member of the 354th Fighter Group—the first to take the P-51 Mustang into combat—through which he flew 75 combat missions in Europe and Africa during World War II. Upon his return home, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Puget Sound, helped to start a large paint company in Tacoma, and worked as the company’s lead chemist for nearly 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ellanor Johnson Brooks, as well as a son and brother. He is survived by a son, son-in-law, daughter, sister, brother-in-law, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Robert “Bob” Hill ’50, a Tacoma native and world traveler, died in California on Nov. 8. He was 89. Bob was a Stadium High School graduate and member of Puget Sound’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated with a pre-med degree from Seattle University in 1952. After college, he joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps and then the Army Reserve. After serving, he moved to California and began what would become a more than 30 year career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing. He retired from Syntex Laboratories in 1986 and proceeded to travel to six continents and volunteer at hospitals near his hometown in San Carlos, Calif. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; parents; and brother. Survivors include his wife, Christa Basch; two daughters; two stepsons; daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Stanley Langlow ’50, P ’75 died peacefully in University Place, Wash., on Aug. 26. He was 90. Stanley was born in Tacoma and lived his entire life there. He graduated from Stadium High School and went on to attend Puget Sound, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He married Doloris Ballew the same year he graduated and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Stanley founded Pacific Hardware, Inc., in 1960, and built up the business up until his retirement in 1987. He was preceded in death by his wife, and his daughter, Lisa Langlow. He is survived by his three sons, Scott Langlow ‘75, Gregg Langlow, and Steve Langlow; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Joanne “Jo” Goodrick Candler ‘51 died in Tacoma on Sept.15 at the age of 87. She was born in Spokane, Wash., but graduated from Tacoma’s Stadium High School in 1947. Two years later, she married Clair Candler ‘60 and began a career with the Tacoma school district that spanned more than 20 years. Joanne and Clair moved to Port Townsend in 1990. She was a longtime member of Junior Woman’s Club, Tacoma Yacht Club’s Shipmates, Daughters of Norway, Mason Methodist Church, and several singing groups. She is survived by her son, daughter, five grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.
Corrinne Engle Dysart ’52, ’52, P ‘79 passed away in Lacey, Wash., on Aug. 20. She was 86. Corrinne was born in Tacoma in 1930 and graduated from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Wash., in 1948. She received a biology degree from Puget Sound, where she was also a charter member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 1955, she married Benjamin Dysart and became the mother of three children, whom she raised on Bainbridge Island. She worked at Bank of America in Seattle and retired from there before moving to Steilacoom, Wash., and then Panorama City in Lacey. Corrinne was preceded in death by her husband, infant daughter, parents, brother, and sister. She is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, two nephews, and one niece.
Joe Lee Peterson ’53 died peacefully on July 16 at the age of 89. He was born in Port Orchard, Wash., and was a member of one of the city’s founding families. His great-grandparents came to the area by wagon train. Joe graduated from South Kitsap High School, where he lettered in every sport, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged two years later and attended Washington State University before meeting and marrying Peggy Curran in 1949. Soon after the marriage, Joe was recalled into the Marines to serve in the Korean War. He returned home and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Puget Sound. He taught at middle schools throughout the Tacoma area, including Stewart Middle School and the now-closed McIlvaigh Middle School. When he wasn’t teaching, Joe enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; his parents; and oldest daughter. He is survived by his sister, two daughters, son, and two grandchildren.
Robert “Bob” Rudsit ’53, a World War II veteran and longtime photographer for the Tacoma News Tribune, died on Nov. 17. He was 95. Bob was born in Philadelphia, Pa., but graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for five years. It was at a USO dance during his service that he met Ida May. The two married after he completed his military service in November 1945, and went on to have three children. Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Puget Sound, where he was also a member of the school’s band and Theta Chi fraternity. He had a 35-year career at the Tacoma News Tribune, during which he photographed the eruption of Mount St. Helens from the air, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s campaign, President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Tacoma, the departure of local soldiers during the Vietnam War, and many other local events. Bob was also a bagpiper, artist, actor, and outdoorsman who was involved with the Tacoma Little Theater and the Tacoma Mountaineers. He was preceded in death by his wife, and is survived by his daughter, two sons, nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Robert Weaver ’53 P ‘78 died on Sept. 8, at the age of 87. He was born in Tacoma in 1930 and graduated from Stadium High School in 1948. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a pastor’s assistant in California and Alaska. He returned home and attended Pacific Lutheran University and Puget Sound, where he became a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following his graduation, Bob and his wife, Joan, bought a cabin on Lake Steilacoom and spent years remodeling it. He created his own interior design business and worked in health care before retiring in 1991. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 63 years; two sons, Mark ’78 and Brad; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Marvin Howe ‘55 passed away peacefully on Aug. 14. He was 90. A Tacoma native, he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Puget Sound. He spent his working years as an accountant. He was also a member of Tacoma Elks Lodge #174, treasurer of Puget Sound Investment Associates, and a member of St. Paul Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, sister, and daughter-in-law. He is survived by Beaetta Howe, his wife of 61 years; sister; two sons; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Helen Raedisch Hopkins ’56, a longtime teacher and Tacoma resident, passed away on Nov. 4 at the age of 84. She was a graduate of Stadium High School and held a bachelor’s degree in education from Puget Sound. She taught at many schools throughout the Tacoma, Fife, and Lynnwood areas and married Richard Hopkins in 1959. She enjoyed living at the Silver Creek retirement community in Puyallup and weekly lunches with friends. Her husband and parents preceded her in death. Her daughter, Pamela; son, Greg; two grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren survive Helen.
Franklin “Frank” Johnson Jr. ‘56 died on Aug. 11. He was 83. Frank was a Tacoma native who graduated from Stadium High School and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Puget Sound. While at the university, he was also a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Pi Kappa Delta honor society, and forensics club. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University. Frank enjoyed hiking, skiing, and going on adventures, and met his wife, Marlys “Marcy” Clark Johnson ‘63, while working at Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Inn. They were married in 1961. He became a CPA and remained in that profession for most of his life. Frank and Marcy had three children and raised them in University Place. At the age of 60, Frank summited Mount Rainier with two of his children. At 73, he suffered a stroke but recovered. His health declined over the last five years. Frank is survived by his wife, Marcy; sister, Shirley Welker ‘63; two sons; daughter; and eight grandchildren.
Robert “Nick” Nichols ‘56 passed away on Sept. 16, at the age of 87. A Tacoma native, he was the sixth of seven children and graduated from Stadium High School in 1948. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and was deployed to Korea. After the war, he received a bachelor’s degree in education from Puget Sound and a master’s degree in education from Arizona State University. His 52-year career with the Tacoma school district began in 1956, and he held multiple roles, from teacher, coach, and counselor to assistant principal and principal. He retired in 1988 but continued to work as a substitute principal. He is survived by his wife, Jo; sister, Grace; his five children; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.
Charles “Chuck” Lewis Preuss ‘56 died at the age of 88 on Aug. 11. He graduated from Tacoma’s Lincoln High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Puget Sound. He held multiple jobs throughout his life, including fifth-grade teacher, United Fireworks employee, and Baxter Laboratories employee, but he retired from A.O. Smith Electric Motor Division in Tipp City, Ohio, after 28 years. Chuck is survived by his four children, brother, sister, four grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Hershel Standifer ‘56 passed away on Aug. 12 at the age of 83. He was born in Kentucky but moved to Washington with his family in 1947. He graduated from South Bend High School in Washington in 1952 and attended both Grays Harbor College and Puget Sound. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and was deployed to Japan before beginning what would become a 31-year career as a computer analyst with the National Security Agency in Maryland. In 1960, he married Joyce Seigel, and they had three children. Hershel was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters, and twin grandsons. He is survived by his three children, three siblings, and four grandchildren.
Norman Knight ’58, a former newspaperman and ordained deacon, died on Oct. 15 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was 83. Norman was born in Kansas and graduated from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature. He went on to receive a master’s degree in divinity and attend St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas. In 1967, he was ordained as a deacon and elder, and he served at several churches in the Midwest. He worked for The Hawk Eye newspaper in Burlington, Iowa, and participated in five musicals with the area community college. He is survived by his wife, Doris; five daughters; son; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and brother.
Anne Karns Lewis ‘58 died on Aug. 4. She was 97. Anne was born in Ohio in 1920 and graduated from Issaquah High School in Washington. Two years later, in 1940, she married Dave Lewis. She and Dave had three children, and, while raising them, Anne attended Puget Sound and earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics. She went on to become a home economics teacher and later became a counselor at Issaquah Junior High and Central Kitsap High School. She was a seamstress and cook and loved to crochet, knit, and bake.
David Engle ’58 died on Aug. 1 at a family cabin in Colorado. He was 81. David was born in Denver, Colo., in 1936 and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Puget Sound. While in college, he met Mary Egbert ’60, and the two married before moving to Boston so David could study at Harvard’s divinity school. He became a Methodist minister in Dolores, Colo., where the couple raised three sons. David served as a minister in many small Colorado towns, as well as on the Isle of Man and in England before retiring. He was preceded in death by his wife, and brother, Wilber. He is survived by his sons and their families, as well as four exchange daughters—highschool students he and his family hosted in the ‘70s— Katriina, Kerstin, Eeva-Liisa and Berenice.
Allan (Al) Hanson ’59, Korean War veteran and avid golfer, died on Sept. 24 at his Arizona home. He was 84. Allan was born in North Dakota but graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma in 1951. After serving in the Korean War, he returned home and graduated from Puget Sound, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He married Linda Eldenburg ’60, and the two built a home in Lake Tapps, Wash. He worked for the Pierce County Budget and Finance office and served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Lake Tapps Fire Department. He retired in 2006 and traveled the country with his wife before settling in Green Valley, Ariz. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda; his four children; nine grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.
Dale Steichen ’59 passed away in Tacoma on Sept. 13 at the age of 85. He was born in Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School before serving in the armed forces during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He graduated from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1959 and married Jacqueline Clinkingbeard that same year. He worked for the National Bank of Washington as an accountant for 21 years and then worked for the Tacoma News Tribune until his retirement. Dale was a regular blood donor and loved baseball and trips to the Oregon coast. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and grandson. Survivors include his twin brother, Don; his wife; two daughters; and seven grandchildren.
Clair Candler ’60 died in University Place, Wash., on Oct. 29, six weeks after his wife passed away. He was 91. A Tacoma native, Clair graduated from Stadium High School, married Joanne “Jo” Goodrick ‘51, and began working at Occidental Chemical prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Puget Sound. While at the university, he was a member of Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound and the Sigma Chi fraternity. He retired from Occidental in 1989 after 44 years as an analytical chemist. As a father of a son and daughter, Clair was involved with Boy Scouts and coached dozens of children’s basketball and baseball teams. He enjoyed duck hunting, fly fishing, and sailing near the home he shared with Jo in Port Townsend. He is preceded in death by his wife. Survivors include his son, daughter, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Barbara Jack ’60 passed away on July 21 at the age of 79. She was born in Chehalis, Wash., and graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma. While attending Puget Sound, she met Norman Jack ’59, and the two married in 1957 while still in college. Barbara started her sales career in 1969 and discovered her passion for training, mentoring, and motivating. She went on to manage sales teams at companies such as Tupperware and DK, and founded Leadership Plus. Barbara was preceded in death by her youngest son and is survived by her husband, son, daughter, brother, three grandchildren, and three nieces.
Sigrid Arntson Mecklenburg ’60, a former Seattle teacher, author, and competitive roller skater, died on Oct. 10 in California. She was a Tacoma native and attended Highline High School, Puget Sound, and the University of Washington. Sigrid went on to work as a Seattle school district teacher for 11 years and teach art on television. She then wrote the book Discovering Seattle and illustrated numerous children’s books. Along with her husband, Paul, she enjoyed competitive roller skating for more than a decade. The duo competed at the national level in roller skate dance. Later in her life, she moved to California, where she painted and designed figurines. Her husband of 59 years and three children survive her.
Maynard Polkinghorn ‘61 passed away on Sept. 15 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 82. Maynard was born in Tacoma and was the youngest of two children. After graduation from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Wash., he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then moved to San Jose, Calif., and attended San Jose State University, where he met Barbara Russell. The two married in 1960 and moved back to Tacoma. A few weeks after his graduation from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, the couple’s first daughter was born. Maynard became an entrepreneur and pioneered the cable television industry in the Northwest. He is survived by his wife, three children, and six grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
Claudia Cole Ainsworth ‘62 passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 18 at age 77. Born in Texas to a U.S. Air Force major and his wife, she grew up traveling through the United States and England. After attending Puget Sound, she hosted Portland’s Come Together daytime television interview program, practiced with the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, and taught and played piano. She spent her later years in North Carolina and became involved with many local organizations, including the Randolph Arts Guild. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother. Survivors include her son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, sister, brother, sister-in-law, three nieces, and three great-nieces.
Larry Dipalma M.A. ’63 died on Aug. 14. He was 84. Larry was born in Tacoma and received his master’s degree in education from Puget Sound. He was a teacher and principal at multiple Tacoma and University Place schools and was active in Kiwanis and The Sons of Italy. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores DiPalma; and daughter, Debbie Sabia. He is survived by his son, Denny, and two granddaughters.
Violet “Vi” Muth ’63 died in Bremerton, Wash., on Sept. 29, at the age of 98. She was born in Minnesota in 1919 and spent much of her early life on her family’s South Dakota farm. After receiving a teaching certificate, she began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. World War II led to a move to San Diego, where she worked in an aircraft component factory. In 1946, she married Frank Muth and moved to Bremerton where Frank worked at the naval shipyard. After he fell ill in the 1960s, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Puget Sound and went back to teaching. She retired in 1981 and began volunteering and traveling with friends. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Frank. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, two great-grandsons, and niece.
Barbara McGlenn Damitio ’64 passed away on Aug. 26 at the age of 76. A Port Angeles, Wash., native, she graduated from Port Angeles High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Puget Sound. In 1963, she married Murray Damitio and became a mother to two children. She began work as a medical office manager in 1980 and retired after 15 years. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, and
several close friends. She is survived by her two children, seven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and her dog, Sully.
Don “Bud” Phipps ’64 died on Oct. 26. He was 79. Don was born in 1938 to a pioneer family in Wenatchee, Wash., and graduated from Wenatchee High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in both Alaska and the South Pacific. He completed his service and married Julie Kienitz in 1962. After he graduated from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he and Julie moved to Bellevue, Wash., where they stayed for 40 years while he worked in bank management. Don was preceded in death by his brother, Jack. His wife, daughter, son-in-law, sister-in-law, two nephews, and one niece survive him.
Linda Gabler Skinner ’64 died on Oct. 3 in Texas, less than two weeks before her 76th birthday. She was born in Seattle and graduated from Franklin High School in 1959. In 1978, she married William Skinner in Wisconsin and taught at St. Hyacinth Catholic grade school. She worked for the Antigo Daily Journal for 33 years until falling ill and leaving in 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her brother, Jan; and sister-in-law, Judy. She is survived by two daughters, a stepdaughter, a granddaughter, and a brother, Craig. She enjoyed working with children and was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.
Herbert Luderman ’65 died on Oct. 31, just weeks after his 76th birthday. He had lived with Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years. Herbert was a Tacoma native and graduated from Stadium High School in 1959. He went on to attend Puget Sound, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Herbert owned Gig Harbor Glass until retiring in 1997. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nicole. He is survived by Kathy, his wife of 22 years.
Larry Senescu ’65 died on Oct. 10 after many years of living with dementia. He was 74. Larry was born in Seattle and was adopted by Barbara Senescu after his mother died. He attended Bellevue High School and Puget Sound before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He married Mary Norwood in 1966, and the couple raised two children in Bellevue, Wash. He worked for Liberty Equipment and Supply Co. for nearly 40 years and became president and CEO. After the company sold, Larry worked for McKinstry Co. in Vancouver, Wash., until he retired. He was passionate about a variety of outdoor activities, family, church, and dogs. He was a Eucharistic minister and volunteered his time at multiple churches. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, three granddaughters, mother, three brothers, sister, and in-laws.
Peggy Warren Glasgow ’69, an Oklahoma native, died in Arizona on Aug. 3 at the age of 89. She grew up in Lawton, Okla., during the ‘30s and ‘40s, worked as a waitress alongside her mother, and married Alvin Glasgow. After having their first child, Peggy and Alvin moved to Tacoma, where they had four more children. In 1969, Peggy graduated from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in education. She went on to teach in the Steilacoom School District. She also opened a Western Washington sightseeing business. In 1997, she moved to Arizona and lived an active and engaged life there. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; son; mother; stepfather; and brother, Donald Warren. Peggy is survived by her four children; husband, Tony De Jesus; daughter-in-law; sister; 14 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; and three greatgreat-grandchildren.
Jeannine Singletary Lockert ’69, M.Ed. ‘74 died on Aug. 6 at the age of 88. She was born in Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School before receiving a master’s degree in education from Puget Sound. She married Ralph Lockert and had two children. She worked for the Tacoma School District and loved teaching children to read. She was also a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Jo Anna Ancich ‘70, M.Ed. ‘71 passed away in California on Oct. 12. She was 70. Jo Anna was a Tacoma native and graduated from St. Leo’s High School (now Bellarmine Preparatory) in 1965 prior to attending Puget Sound. In college, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and received a master’s degree in education. She worked as a sales representative for 33 years and retired from McGraw-Hill’s Workforce and Education Resources office. Family remember Jo Anna as a spiritual and lighthearted woman. Her brother, sister, and several nieces and nephews survive her.
Hazel Anderson ‘70 died on Aug. 19 at the age of 97. She was born in South Dakota and was the seventh child of 12. She graduated from South Dakota’s Milbank High School and, after working briefly as a typist in Washington, D.C, taught in a one-room schoolhouse in her home state. There she met Arthur Anderson. The two were married in July 1949 in Bremerton, Wash., and Hazel took a job as a school teacher at Seabeck Elementary before the couple moved to Navy Yard City, fixed up a home, and had three children. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Puget Sound and, while attending the university, had a home built in Silverdale. After multiple teaching positions at area schools, Hazel retired in 1981 after 30 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Clarice Mischel and Sheila Anderson.
Susan “Sue” Hamstrom Foster ‘70 died peacefully in her home on Sept. 1 after a two-year fight against ovarian cancer. She was 69. She was born in Burlington, Wash., in 1947 and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Puget Sound and spent her last semester abroad in Austria. The same year she graduated, she married Greg Reault, and they had two sons. But the couple later divorced, and Sue married longtime friend Jerry Foster in 2005. She taught at Franklin Elementary School in Pullman, Wash., for 33 years until she retired in 2003. She was a member of the Whitman County Retired Teachers, PEO International Chapter FZ, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni group, and attended the Palouse Federated Church. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Anita Hamstrom. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her two sons; five grandchildren; her sister; her niece; and her former daughter-in-law.
Susan Shelton Dickson ’71 passed away on Oct. 28 at the age of 73 due to a stroke. Born in San Francisco, she came to Gig Harbor, Wash., in 1953. Ten years later, she married Conrad Dickson and briefly lived in Alaska. The couple returned to Washington, and Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Puget Sound. She taught at schools in the South Kitsap school district until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Mark. Survivors include her husband, Conrad; son, Michael; brother; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She loved gardening, thrift shopping, and her family.
Maynard Tapp ’71, a longtime resident of Alaska, died in Anchorage on Sept. 12. He was 70. Born and raised in Seattle, Maynard attended the University of Washington—where he was a member of the school’s crew team—and Puget Sound. In 1971, he graduated from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve during the Vietnam War before becoming employed as a project control professional working on projects such as the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Maynard started his own company, Hawk Consultants, in 1985 and became a well-known businessman in the Alaskan oil fields. In 2010, he was elected as Director Emeritus of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance. He was recognized by the state Legislature in 2016 for his contributions to the state’s oil and gas industry. He is survived by his brother, Roger, and many nieces and nephews.
Robert Landon ’72 M.P.A. ‘73 passed away in Olympia, Wash., on Sept. 8, at the age of 84. Born in Wyoming, he attended high school in Washington and graduated from Marysville High School. Following graduation, he joined the Washington State Patrol and then served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot during the Korean War. After his time in the military, he married Evelyn Olson, his high school sweetheart, and returned to the Washington State Patrol. He also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Puget Sound. In 1977, he was selected to become chief of the state patrol. He retired four years later, only to be selected to head the Montana Highway Patrol. He retired from that force in 1989 but came out of retirement once again to work for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. He retired for good in 1998. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas. He is survived by his wife; daughter, Lisa Anderson ‘79; son, Ronald Landon; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, gardening, and flying his plane.
Theodore “Ted” Lundquist ’72 passed away Sept. 15, one day prior to his 77th birthday. He was a graduate of Stadium High School and married Kathy Kuper ‘64 in 1962. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Puget Sound and worked for Tacoma Savings and Loan for 10 years while also serving on the University Place School District Board of Directors. He moved to California in 1984 and continued his banking career, serving as president of two community banks. He retired in 2006 and left California in 2007 to split his time between Gig Harbor, Wash., and Peoria, Ariz. Preceded in death by his brother, Mitchell, Ted is survived by his wife of 55 years and six children. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Elks Club, and the Choctaw Nation.
Raymond Day ’73 passed away on Aug. 1 in California. A Vietnam veteran, he was awarded two Purple Hearts. Following his graduation from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Raymond went on to work for the Marin County Treasurer Tax Collector’s Office as an investment accountant. It was there that he met his wife, Vickie. The two married and had one son. He went on to work as chief investment officer for the city of San Diego and retired in 2005. He moved back to Marin County, where he became active in community affairs and could be seen walking his dogs twice every day. Raymond’s wife, son, two brothers, many nieces, nephews, and extended family survive him.
Howard Monta ’74, a retired Seattle Police sergeant and U.S. Air Force veteran, died on Sept. 27. He was born in Seattle and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After completing his service, he became a Seattle firefighter, attended the University of Washington, and became a police officer with the Seattle Police Department in 1968. He graduated from Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and stayed with the Seattle PD as a sergeant until 1997. Two years after leaving the department, he wrote a textbook: How Police Officers Get Hired: The Key to Getting the Cop Job and Keeping It. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Monta.
Michael “Mike” Halverson ’75 died unexpectedly at his home in Juneau, Alaska, on Sept. 14, one month before his 64th birthday. Mike was a Tacoma native and graduated from Mount Tahoma High School in 1971. While there, he lettered in swimming and tennis, excelled academically, and was a legislative aide to two Washington senators. He attended Puget Sound before joining the U.S. Coast Guard. After completing his service,
he went on to work in the accounting field. He was also a participant in and proponent of Alcoholics Anonymous and was 32 years sober at the time of his death. He had sponsored nearly 200 members through the program. Mike’s daughter, son, mother, sister, brother, nephews, cousins, and dog, Strider, survive him.
Lois Sharp ‘77 passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 76. She was born in Montana and graduated from Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota in 1959. Three years later, Lois married Charles DeRoche, and they had six children. In 1974, she married William “Bill” Sharp, and they welcomed one son. Lois then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Puget Sound and a master’s degree in education from the University of Montana. Lois worked as an elementary school teacher for the Browning Public School District in Montana for 32 years and retired in 2011. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; daughter, Charlotte DeRoche-Moreno; two brothers; two sisters; and her parents. She is survived by three brothers, three sisters, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and greatgreat-grandchildren.
Gregory “Parch” Parcher M.Ed. ’82, a longtime teacher and avid skier, died suddenly on Sept. 14 after an accident at his Packwood, Wash., home. He was 65. Gregory was born in Bellingham, Wash., and grew up in nearby Lynden. He spent 37 years in the education field as a teacher and administrator in Tacoma; Battle Ground, Wash.; and Beaverton, Ore. Once he retired, Gregory was a regular at White Pass, where he enjoyed skiing in the backcountry. His family says he loved music, was a voracious reader and lifelong learner. He was preceded in death by his father, Don. Survivors include his mother, Mardel; his wife of 45 years, Jan “Jannie”; his daughter and her husband; one granddaughter; a brother; and a sister.
Karen Moreau ’84, M.Ed. ‘88 died in Seattle on Sept. 4 at the age of 69. She was born in San Jose, Calif., and went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Puget Sound. Her teaching career began in the Federal Way school district, but in 1995, she starting working in international schools with her husband, Paul. She taught in the Netherlands, Thailand, Ecuador, and Taiwan before retiring. Karen’s husband, brother, and sister survive her.
Kristin Dickason Nixon ‘89 died on Aug. 31, surrounded by family members. She was 49 and had been fighting brain cancer for nearly one year. Kristin was born in Palo Alto, Calif., but grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from East High School and traveled south to Washington, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and theatre arts. She loved her family, friends, bicycling, triathlons, swimming with the turtles in Maui, selfies with mascots, and tacos. She is survived by her husband, Jack Nixon; his daughter and her two sons; her parents; her brother and his two daughters; and several aunts, cousins, and friends.
Diana Glassman M.A.T. ’94, P ‘09 died from lung cancer on Aug. 19, exactly one month before her 60th birthday. A Seattle native, Diana graduated from Queen Anne High School and attended Pacific Lutheran University before marrying John Glassman, her college sweetheart, in 1979. She enrolled at Puget Sound and earned a master’s degree in education. She is survived by her husband, John; children Katie and Tom ’09; daughter-in law, Deanna Malikie Glassman ‘09; two sisters and their children; and her sister-in-law and her children. She enjoyed her book club, her YMCA fitness class, and running. A memorial service was held at Puget Sound’s Kilworth Chapel.
Andrew Edgerton ’00 passed away on Oct. 22, one day before his 40th birthday. His death came after more than two years of living with late-stage pancreatic cancer. Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., Andrew attended Center High School and was an Eagle Scout. After graduation, he moved to Washington and received a bachelor’s degree in politics and government from Puget Sound. He traveled 24,000 miles during a semester at sea and then earned two master’s degrees in international relations and global management. He worked in the international development field and most recently, served as a special adviser for Harvard’s school of public health SHINE Program. He is survived by his parents; brother; sister-in-law; two young children; three nephews; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Calvin Feder ’08 died suddenly on Aug. 11 at the age of 30. He was born in Sacramento and graduated from Bella Vista High School in 2004 before earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Puget Sound. He worked at Argyle Data in San Mateo, Calif. Calvin is survived by his life partner, Annamaria Ortenzo; his mother and her husband; his father and his wife; his grandmother and her husband; and multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins. Calvin enjoyed backyard barbeques and skiing. He was also an organ donor who saved three lives after his death.
Andrew Buthorn D.P.T. ‘15 died near Richmond, Va., on Nov. 23. The 36-year-old was a victim of a triple homicide that also claimed the lives of his girlfriend, Candice “Candy” Kunze, and her mother, who were all living in the same home. Andrew was born and raised in Olympia, Wash., and graduated from Olympia High School. He moved to Virginia and attended Marymount College, where he majored in history and was on the golf team. He returned to Washington and received his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Puget Sound. Robert Boyles, director of Puget Sound’s physical therapy program, said Andrew was well loved and respected. After graduating, Andrew worked as a physical therapist for two years in Oregon prior to relocating to Virginia. Andrew is survived by his older brother; parents; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.