In Memory

Anderson—DeEtta (Olson) att., was born April 6, 1917, in Tolstoy, S. D., and died May 2, 2008, in Yakima, Wash. Surviv­ing: husband Phil of Grandview, Wash.; sons Thomas att. of Spokane, Wash. , and Phillip Jr. att. of Grandview; and daugh­ter Donna (Olson) Montague att. of Nashville.
Blake—B Lorene (Gibbon) att., was born April 15, 1917, in Eagle, Idaho, and died Feb. 17, 2008, in Walla Walla, Wash. Surviving: sons Darrell of Tonopah, Nev., Gardell of Se­lah, Wash., Melin att. of College Place, Wash., and Gaylend of Walla Walla, Wash.
Bohlman—Raymond att. was born Feb. 4, 1915, in Goodwater, Saskatchewan, Canada, and died June 11, 2008, in Walla Walla, Wash. Surviving: wife Alta (Chaney) att., of Walla Walla; son Larry ’79 of Walla Walla; and daughter Donna Shelman att., of Apison, Tenn.
Cook—Claire att., was born July12, 1934, in Colfax, Wash. , and died April 12, 2008, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Surviving: wife Connie of Palm Springs, Calif.; son Paul Cook of Seattle, Wash.; and daughter Lisa Hirst, of Riverside, Calif.
Clifford—Lawrence ’61 was born March 31, 1919, in El Paso, Texas, and died March 14, 2008, in Paradise, Calif. Surviving: wife Donna of Paradise; sons Lawrence of Chico, Calif., Sidney of Grass Valley, Calif., and Douglas of Sacramento, Calif.; and daughter Carol McHenry of Laurel, Md.
Chrowl—C. Eugene att., was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Seattle, Wash., and died Oct. 24, 2007, in Klamath Falls, Ore. Surviving: wife Nola of Klamath Falls; daughter Jan Chrowl ’75 of Klamath Falls; brothers Keith of Salem, Ore., and Roger of Salem, Ore.
Devitt—Archie ’50 was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Milner, N.D., and died Dec. 16, 2007, in Longview, Wash. Surviving: wife
A lifetime of service
“When I get older and have
finished college, I want
to become a minister. There are
many ways to spread the gospel,
but I want to be a minister be­
cause I want to preach the gos­
pel.” Earnestly handwritten and
signed by 11-year-old Jere Patzer,
this simple note reveals the begin­
ning of what was to become a life­
time of service to the Seventh-day
Adventist Church.
Jere received degrees in busi­
ness administration and religion
in 1969 from Atlantic Union
College (Lancaster, Mass.), fol­
lowed by a Masters of Divinity
degree from Andrews University
(Berrien Springs, Mich.).
He directed youth ministries in
the Pennsylvania Conference and
in the Oregon Conference before
he was named youth ministries di­
rector for the North Pacific Union
Conference in 1977. For five years
Jere worked at the NPUC—the
headquarters for the Seventh-
day Adventist Church in the
Northwest—before receiving the
call to become vice president for
the Upper Columbia Conference
in Spokane, Wash. In 1985 he was
named president for the Upper Columbia Conference, a post he held for 11 years.
 In 1996, Jere returned to the NPUC as president, and was also named chair of the Walla Walla College Board of Trustees.
During his tenure as chair, the board was involved in a number of initiatives, including Faith in the Vision, the $18 million campaign that replaced our administration building and funded other efforts to revitalize key areas of campus. Under Jere’s chairmanship, Walla Walla College changed its name and identity to better reflect its curriculum, becoming Walla Walla University in September 2007. Jere served on the WWU Board of Trustees until his death from complications related to non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Oct. 26, 2008.
Jere earned an MBA and a Doctor of Ministry degree, authored four books, hosted the radio program Issues and Interviews, and served as chair of the Adventist Health Board of Directors. Those who worked with Jere appreciated his lifelong dedication to serving oth­ers. During a memorial service for Jere on Nov. 15, 2008, at Meadow Glade Church in Portland, WWU President John McVay recalled, “He served energetically and ably, with a passionate dedication to the Adventist message and to see­ing the church strengthened in the great Northwest.”
Jere is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, Darin ’96 and Troy ’99; one daughter, Carissa Britcliffe; and his father, Arthur ’43. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl att.
Mickey of Longview; and daughter Kath­leen Moor ’74 of Kelso, Wash.
Gates—Lee Orville ’63 was born June 7, 1940, in Denver, Colo., and died March 20, 2008, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Surviving: son Warren Gates of Seattle, Wash.; daughter Heather Wilson of Santa Rosa, Calif.; father Lee Gates Jr. of Grand Junction, Colo.; brother Garry Gates of Placerville, Calif.; and sister Sandra Drobny of Grand Junction, Colo.
Green—Iris (Booth) ’41 was born Jan. 21, 1918, in York, Pa., and died Jan. 29, 2008, in Franklin, Ga. Surviving: son Jor­don of Guatemala; daughters Bethel Gor­don and Esther Recinos of Franklin.
Greene—Marilyn (Stickle) ’70 was born Feb. 11, 1947, in LaCombe, Alberta, Canada , and died Nov. 4, 2007, in Big Pine Key, Fla. Surviving: husband Tyrone of Big Pine Key; son Andre of Big Pine Key; daughter Krystal of Big Pine Key; fa­ther Stanley Stickle; mother Ruth Stickle; and brother Donovan Stickle.
Hallock—Sylvia (James) att., was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Eugene, Ore., and died March 14, 2008, in Walla Walla. Surviving: husband Howard ’47 of Walla Walla; son Kenneth ’75 of Buckley, Wash.; daugh­ters Judy Schneider att., of Gentry, Ark., Brenda Mulder of Shafter, Calif.; broth­ers Gordon of Spokane, Wash., Wilbur of Dallas, Ore.; and sister Arlean Bechtel of Talent, Ore.
Hamilton—Robert ’34 was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Missoula, Mont., and died June 5, 2008, in Walla Walla, Wash. Surviving: son Robert att. of Conrad, Mont.; daughters Melissa Craik att. of Walla Walla, Candace Shermeta att. of Largo, Fla., and Shelley Kaylor att. of Walla Walla.
 Kruger—Sandra (Edwards) att., was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Toppenish, Wash.,
In Memory
Loyal WWU Supporter
hyllis Hall loved hiking. As a marathoner and Pacific Crest Trail hiker, she had hiked all of Washington and Oregon trails and 700 miles of the California Trail. Phyllis and her husband, Don, founded Wellsource, Inc., a health promotion firm that develops health management
and died Jan. 23, 2008, in College Place, Wash. Surviving: spouse Roger ’68 of Pendleton, Ore.; sons Timothy att. of Walla Walla, Wash., Todd att. of Joseph, Ore.; father Donivan Edwards of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; mother Eilene Edwards of Milton-Freewater; sister Twyla (Edwards) Kruger att. of Walla Walla.
Lamberton—Ned ’61 was born March 18, 1925, in Brewster, Wash., and died Jan. 30, 2007, in McMinnville, Ore. Surviving: wife Margie Lamberton of Sheridan, Ore.; sons James of Brewster, Wash., and Thom­as of Yakima, Wash.; daughter Ruth (Lam­berton) Corson ’78; and brothers Clark of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Lyn Lamberton att. of Harare, Zimbabwe; and sisters Chlo­etta (Lamberton) Kruegar att. of College Place, Wash., and Kay (Lamberton) Han­son ’55 of Brewster.
McLendon—Duane att., was born July 12, 1960, in Rapid City, S.D., and died Feb. 28, 2008, in Walla Walla, Wash. Surviving: wife Shelley of College Place, Wash.; son Thomas of Deltona, Fla.; daughters Jenna McLendon of Walla
software and training systems for organizations that provide health and wellness programs for their employees. Wellsource products are used by more than 2,000 organizations through­out the United States, Canada, and China. Phyllis was also a loyal supporter of Walla Walla University. She graduated from WWU in 1968 with a degree in home economics, and contrib­uted to WWU’s most recently completed campaign, Faith in the Vision, which resulted in the new administration building and other capital improvements. She is survived by her husband, Don ’68, of Happy Valley, Ore., son David ’93 of Happy Valley, and daughter Heather Tourville ’97 of Portland, Ore.
Walla, Christian Kennedy of Cleveland, Tenn.,Tawney Minkel of College Place, Arica Schwedtfeger of Libby, Mont., Jun­nifer Cotton, of College Place, and Ra­chel Kline, of Walla Walla; father Thomas and mother Evelyn of Offerman, Ga.; brothers Ripley of Enterprise, Ala.; Marty of Deltona; Billy of Offerman; and Lance of Titusville, Fla.; sisters Wendy McLen­don of Enterprise; Monica Allen of Offer-man; and Eva Wandersee of Liberty, Pa.
Merickel—Charles ’54 was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Mapleton, Minn., and died March 17, 2008, in Portland. Surviving: wife Stacia Merickel of Portland; son Charles of Gnomes, Texas; daughters Phyllis (Merickel) Wilson ’71 of Portland; and Donna (Merickel) Judy att. of North Port, Fla.; and brother Robert of Chip­pewa Falls, Wis.
Poole—Joan (Selfe) ’52 was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Wales, England, and died March 19, 2008, in Salem, Ore. Surviving: husband Vernon Poole ’51 of Salem; son David of Orlando, Fla.; daughter Elizabeth Poole of Salem; and brother William Selfe of Prineville, Ore.
Pritel—Philip ’36 was born Oct. 12, 1910, in Butte, N.D., and died July 19, 2007, in Vancouver, Wash. Surviving: wife Betty of Vancouver; sisters Emma Coffin of Watkinsville, Ga., and Alice Livadney of Harrah, Okla.
 Rasco—Jimmy ’76 was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Borger, Texas, and died March 19, 2008, in Pullman,Wash. Surviving: Joanne (Carcich) att. of Albion, Wash.; sons Don­ald att. and Ronald att. of Moscow, Ida­ho; and brother Eddie of Borger, Texas.
 Stewart—Kenneth Lynn att. was born April 6, 1956 in Leavenworth, Wash., and died Jan. 31, 2008, in Port Orchard, Wash. Surviving: wife Carolyn of Port Orchard; daughters Crystal Jutte of Lynwood, Wash., and Tara Stewart of Port Orchard; father Kenneth of Cashmere, Wash.; and sister Jeannie (Stewart) Leno att. of Boise, Idaho.
Wallace—Dorothy (Calvert) ’87 was born July 19, 1920, in Hillsboro, Ore., and died Aug. 24, 2007, in Kent, Wash. Surviv­ing: husband Felix ’49 of Kent; son Ede­lidio of Las Vegas, Nev.; and daughters Elaine Phelps ’76 of Kent, Beth Robison
Blazing a Trail
esides teaching as many as 24 credit hours per quarter, Dr. Eugene Winter ’41 founded and shaped the physical educa­tion program at Walla Walla University. Dr. Winter was the chairman of the WWU physi­cal education department for 32 years, and it is entirely appro­priate that the Eugene Winter
’76 of Lyle, Wash., and Rebecca Ryan of Tacoma, Wash.
Watson—Roger att., was born April 16, 1929, in Milwaukie, Ore., and died July 26, 2007, in Forest Grove, Ore. Surviving: wife Mary of Gaston, Ore.; son Brian att. of Gaston; daughters Roma Clewell ’84 of Carson City, Nev., Corinne Nieman att. of Gaston; and brother William att. of Grants Pass, Ore.
Wilson—Roen (Bernard) att. was born Dec. 8, 1928, in College Place, Wash., and died March 6, 2008 in Longview, Wash. Surviving: husband Everett ’51 of Longview; sons Duane ’78, Daryl att. and David of Longview; daughters Diane Weseman ’80 of Fife, Wash., and Debbie McClusky att. of Vancouver, Wash.
Ziebarth—Verna ’46 was born June 29, 1919, in Spokane, Wash., and died Sept. 13, 2007, in Grants Pass, Ore. Surviving: husband Lovel of Duarte, Calif.; son Jim Jr. of Grants Pass; and daughter Janet Hackl­eman att., of Grand Terrace, Calif.
Educational Complex, dedicated April 27, 1990, bears his name. Dr. Winter is remembered for building up the physical cam­pus as well. During his tenure both the Alumni Gymnasium and Tausick Memorial Pool were built. He was a knowledge­able “rock hound.” In 1979, he started “Prof ’s Rock Shop” in College Place. Predictably, he pressed his hobby and his students into service, teaching his students to make rocks into pins, end tables and coffee tables to help raise money for the pool. Dr. Eugene Winter graduated in 1941 with a history degree. He was born May 18, 1916, in Clinton, Miss., and died Sept. 12, 2008, in College Place. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn ’71, of College Place.
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