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Alumni News and Life Events  |  Marriages, births, and deaths information

Just Married

Wendy Adams (G77) and Caig McIndoo (G78), April 14, 2007, in Newberg.

Tami Ingraham (G97) and Ron Thompson, Feb. 17, 2007, in Lynnwood, Wash.

Brooke Barton (G98) and W. John Knoester, June 17, 2006, in Salem, Ore.

Annette Nelson (G98) and David Collins, Jan. 6, 2007, in Portland.

Chad Pohlman (G99, MAT101) and Lacey Langmade (G03), Feb. 17, 2007, in Chehalis, Wash.

Jonathan Fordice (n02) and Brita Halverson, Sept. 22, 2006, in Seattle

Sara Nott (G02) and Guesley Dessieux, April 7, 2007, in Eugene, Ore.

Tennille Wright (G02) and Mike Feldbush, March. 3, 2007, in Boise, Idaho.

Amy Treherne (G04) and Benjamin Pearl, Oct. 7, 2006, in Sacramento, Calif.

Diana Wight (G05) and Ryan Sprague (G06), Nov. 11, 2006, in Wenatchee, Wash.

Regina Burg (G06) and Nathanael Ankeny, June 24, 2006, in Portland.

Baby Bruins

Darin Sturdevant (G88) and Cathie Jo (Lebold) Sturdevant (G89), a girl, Everly Pegs, Aug. 15, 2006, in Newberg.

Becky (Holman) Friesen (G89) and Eon Friesen, a boy, Ethan Samuel, March 16, 2007, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Vanni Tilzey (G92) and Laurel Tilzey, a boy, Cameon Michael, July 26, 2006, in Nampa, Idaho.

Christopher Davis (G93) and Angela (Broussard) Davis (n93), a boy, Micah Raymond, Sept. 17, 2001, in Magadan, Russia, adopted Dec. 11, 2006, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Adam Ayers (G94) and Kristin (Williams) Ayers (G94), a girl, Jocelyn Lily, Feb. 12, 2007, in Tualatin, Ore.

Elizabeth (McDonough) Woolsey (G93) and Gregory Woolsey (G94), twin boys, Cai MAthew and Cael Aren, Oct. 15, 2006, in Porland.

Amye (Jansen) Brunelle (G95) and Dan Brunelle, a boy, Cooper Joseph, May 28, 2006, in Portland.

Stephanie (Smith) Collazo-Serrano (G95) and Nelson Callazo-Serrano, a boy, Caleb Jackson, Fed. 23, 2007, in Vancouver, Wash.

Holly (Hyde) Dhynes (G95) Allyn (Dines) Dhynes (G97), a girl, Carys Shannon, June 1, 2006, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Chad Madron (G95) and Tonia (Werner) Madron (G97), a boy, Ryder Denault, Dec. 1, 2006, in Portland.

Elizabeth (Monlezun) Smith (G95) and Trevor Smith (G95), a girl, JuneMarie, July 7, 2006, in Eugene,Ore.

James Corner (n96) and Danyiel Corner, a boy, James Nolan Calvin, Sept. 25, 2006, in West Valley City, Utah.

Jennifer (Jorgenson) McConnell (G96) and Matt McConnell, a boy, Gavin Joseph, Dec. 2, 2006, in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Erika (Crispen) Norton (G96) and Corey Norton, a girl, Emily Anne, June 22, 2006, in McMinnville,Ore.

Mitchell Ratzlaff (G96) and Kelleigh (Mardock) Ratzlaff (G98), a boy, Cole Robert, June 14, 2006, in Dallas,Ore.

Ben Spotts (G96) and Libby Spotts, a boy, Shane Daniel, Feb. 8, 2007, in Hyderabad, India.

Jason Ogden (G97) and Pam Ogden (G97, MA02), a boy, Ivan Lane, Feb. 2, 2007, in Albany,Ore.

Cari (Hogan) Arias (G98) and Aneudy Arias, a girl,Molly Rose,March 15, 2007, in Denver.

Jacob Harris (G98,MBA05) and Amanda Sue (Conner) Harris (G01), a girl, Audrey Mae, Sept. 26, 2006, in Newberg.

Christine (Conklin) Samuels (n98) and Mike Samuels, a girl, Angela Jewell,Oct. 5, 2006, in Kalispell,Mont.

Stephanie (Jones) Teahn (G98) and Munty Teahn, a boy, Jason Jeffrey, Jan. 16, 2007, in Monrovia, Liberia.

Michelle (Harper) Little (G99) and Josh Little, a girl,Maddison Irene, Jan. 10, 2007, in Longmont, Colo.

Derek MacDicken (G99) and Kirsten (Lindsay) MacDicken (G99,MAT00), a girl, Avery Joy, Feb. 23, 2007, in Portland.

Tanya (Sweetland) Elkins (SPS00) and Derrick Elkins, a girl, SamanthaMarie,May 25, 2006, in Portland.

Brian Herling (G00,MAT05) and Krista-Lynn (Bibby) Herling (G03,MAT05), a boy, Cory Elias, March 28, 2007, in Wenatchee,Wash.

Jamie Johnson (G00) and Erin (Oates) Johnson (G01), a boy, Ethan Robert,Oct. 5, 2006, in Beverly,Mass.

Elise (Barrero) Mathews (G00) and Brian Mathews (SPS05), a boy, Samuel Benjamin, Dec. 14, 2006, in Tualatin,Ore.

Tauni (Clark) Records (G00,MAT03) and Jason Records, a girl, Elizabeth Anne,Oct. 10, 2006, in Newberg.

Jenny (Bonnell) Riddle (G00) and Chad Riddle, a boy, Gavin Andrew, Feb. 1, 2007, in Newberg.

Kimberly (Reimer) Hale (G01) and David Hale, a boy, Liam Robert, April 24, 2006, in Salem, Ore.

Adam Lapp (G01) and Melissa (Crawford) Lapp (G03), a girl,Madeline Dawn, Feb. 9, 2007, in Newberg.

Lisa (Roberts) Singleterry (G01) and Matthew Singleterry, a girl, Melody Joy,March 15, 2007, in Portland.

Monika (Mizsei) Thompson (G01) and Christopher Thompson, a boy, Jacob Corvinus, Feb. 4, 2007, in Tualatin,Ore.

Monika (Mizsei) Thompson (G01) and Christopher Thompson, a boy, Jacob Corvinus, Feb. 4, 2007, in Tualatin,Ore.

Catherine (Strickland) Pearson (G02) and James Pearson, four children by adoption April 22, 2007, in Eagle Point Ore.: Perry Joe Coder, born April 21, 1994, Yreka, Calif.; Deborah Cora Pearson, born Dec. 15, 1999,Medford, Ore.; Logan James Pearson, born Feb. 24, 2002, Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Cloey Grace Pearson, born Feb. 19, 2004, Medford, Ore.

Phronsie (Orozco) Howell (n08) and Jason Howell, a boy, Xavier James,March 1, 2007, in Newberg.

In Memory

J. Edward Baker (n31),May 2, 2007, in Newberg.

James Haworth (n36), Sept. 8, 2006, in Eugene, Ore.

James Haworth (n36), Sept. 8, 2006, in Eugene, Ore.

Shirley (Helm) Carter (n44), April 15, 2007, in Newberg.

Robert Armstrong (G50),March 1, 2007, in Hillsboro,Ore.

Darlene (Lilly) Eve (n50), Feb. 21, 2007, in Portland.

Harold Weesner (G53), Feb. 8, 2007, in Newberg.

Vernon Kraft (MA54,MDiv55), April 28, 2007, in Lodi, Calif.

Howard Crow (G61),May 13, 2007, in Tualatin, Ore.

David Hockett (G64), Nov. 1, 2006, in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Mark Lynch (MEd02), Feb. 21, 2007, in Portland.

Jessica (Jones) Coppini (G06), Feb. 6, 2007, in Little Rock, Ark.

G Traditional graduate
n Traditional nongraduate
SPS School of Professional Studies graduate
GFES Seminary graduate
PsyD Doctor of psychology graduate
MAT Master of arts in teaching graduate
MBA Master of business administration graduate
MA Master of arts graduate
MEd Master of education graduate
MS Master of Science
MDiv Master of Divinity
EdD Doctor of education


Pat Landis

Volunteer of the Year

Those who grow roses can empathize with Pat Landis; they can also give the former George Fox University education professor their congratulations. Landis received the 2007 Volunteer of the Year recognition for volunteering as caregiver for 224 bushes of 43 varieties in the Virginia Millage Memorial Rose Garden in the campus quad. For the past three years, she has spent about four hours a week pruning, weeding, fertilizing, and edging. Often, when sick or diseased roses need propagating, she spends nearly 60 hours a year in perpetuating a line, such as the no-longer-available Quaker Star rose. She also helps with the planting of the hanging baskets th at brighten the campus quad.

The award also comes for her involvement in the Yamhill County Court Appointed Special Advocates program, which helps children who are victims of violence, neglect, or abandonment, as they process through the courts and social services. Landis also has been active with Newberg Public Library, C.S. Lewis Community School, Newberg Civic Club, and Newberg Public Schools.

Born in the Philippines to missionary parents, Landis was a prisoner of war with her family during World War II as the Japanese took over the country. They were rescued in 1945 by American GIs.

Landis, now a resident of Friendsview Retirement Community adjacent to the campus, retired in 1999 with professor emeritus status after 15 years in the education division, all but two as director of teacher education.

A Century of Memories

Rosa Hester

Rosa Hester recalls the days when the mailman delivered letters in a horse and cart. Radio was new, TV was still decades away, and her family used a covered wagon to make a trip to the Oregon Coast.

Born Rosa Aebischer in 1907, the fifth of eight children, Rosa grew up on a Chehalem Mountain farmstead before attending high school at Friends Pacific Academy, the forerunner of Pacific College, and later Pacific College — which became George Fox University

The university’s oldest-living alum turned 100 on March 25. “I’ve seen so many changes that it’s hard to believe,” she told the Newberg Graphic. “When I lived on the farm, even radio was a discovery — I hadn’t heard it ’til I moved to Newberg.”

After graduating from Pacific with a teaching degree in 1929, she married Ralph Hester. The couple lived in several locations in the Northwest, including Bandon, Pendleton, and Portland, Ore., and Seattle and Olympia, Wash., before returning to Newberg in 1983. Unfortunately, her husband died a few months after the move. Rosa now lives in the Friendsview Retirement Community.