In Memoriam for Clark College

October 2020

Valerie Bieber

James “Jim” Curtis

Joan Glendenning

Donald Kruse

Victor Lake

David Lane

Dennis Manary

Jean Shuford

Rose Simpson

September 2020

Dixie Arata

George Clemmer

Gordon Gilfilian

Dennis Manary

Barbara Selby

Paula Sommers

August 2020

Robert Little

Guy Vahl

Bertha Forbes

Barbara Sobocinski

July 2020

Robert Bays

Arthur “Art” Brandenburg

Helen Erickson

Anne Kelly

Isabel Miller

Dorothy Nicley

Doris Winter

June 2020

John Burrow

Patricia Collins

Daniel McEnry

Shirley White

May 2020

Randy Fritz

Rebecca Glendenning

Richard Robertson

Theodore Shaw

April 2020

Juan Aflague

Clarice Garrison

Merlyn “Red” Gilbert

Bryan Grammer

Myrtha Hammer

Philip Ruhmshottel

Jean “Sunny” Schiffmann

March 2020

Brian Kaiser

Cheran Wilson

February 2020

Virginia Bay

Robert Breaker

Barbara Carter

Dona Holmes

Jerome Horne

John Jamieson

John Mcrae

William Messner

Audrey Moses

Martin Nish

Freddy Pearce

Dale Scarbrough

Rose Showacy

January 2020

Jalé Hansen

Kristi Kaiser

John Miller

Helen “Maxine” Osborn

John Remley

Sandra Smith

Anna Snyder

Janice Stubbe

Thomas Eldred

Melcin Buchholz

Paul Campbell

Mary Billy

Joyce McNichols

December 2019

Doris Belleque

Julianne Carty

Joyce McNichols

Leah Morasch

Helen “Maxine” Osborn

Anna Snyder

Janice Stubbe

November 2019

Caroll Thurston

Anita Tomlinson

Frances Phillips

Laura Lee

Paul Hiromura

Robert Rodgers

Diane Wuitschick

October 2019

Rosina Schaefer

Barbara Sturdyvin

September 2019

Joan Bishow

Quynh Truong

Jack Leach

Priscilla Hughes

Anne Garlinghouse

Leona Coffield

Beverly Cooperman

Elizabeth “Beth” Eggett

Gene Johnson

Joan “Joyce” Kidder

Geraldine Lonergan

August 2019

Krystyna Sims

July 2019

Duane KoskiDuane Milton Koski

Duane Milton Koski, 78, a long-time resident of Clark County, WA, passed away July 28, 2019.




Michael Dickerson

Steven Dwayne Harshman

Edward John Kamholz

June 2019

Charles “J.R.” Neil Kelley

Larry Kanouse

David Scott Long

Dick Wills

May 2019

Eloise Ball

William ‘Bill’ Foster Hidden

Charlotte Sue Hudson

Jai Han Kaur Khalsa

Thomas Edward Martin

Richard ‘Ric’ W. Rice

Charles ‘Chuck’ Rupel

Jim Solias

MaryAnn Thimmes

April 2019

Norma Carol Anderson

Wanda Lou Kuhnhausen

Terance Val Ramey

Charles ‘Chuck’ K. Rupel

March 2019

Ronald “Ron” Glen Anderson

Ronald “Ron” Joseph Denis

James Arnold O’Connell

Oleta Platt

February 2019

Shirley A. Brase

Margaret “Peggy” Blair

Robert R. Breitenstein

Lucien Gobeille

Fern D. Fritz

Cheryl Wigen

January 2019

David Allman

Donald E . Kallman

Terry Wayne King

William “Hugh” Shuford

Walter Straight

December 2018

Delores Bonita Butterworth

Edward “Ed” Tandberg

October-November 2018

Coach George Fullerton passed away at age 89, on October 6, 2018.

George Fullerton served the campus for 30 years as a track and wrestling coach and instructor. He was also a major donor to Clark. The Fullerton Athletic Scholarship Team (FAST) is an endowment in which 20 athletic scholarships are distributed annually in perpetuity through Clark College Foundation.

Kenneth Karschney

January – September 2018

Joseph Bitz

Daniel Cheatham
Daniel DeBoever
Susan Skinner

Justin Taylor
Guy “Mike” Close
Carol Waugh

Bernard “John” Worth

Betty Dial – Dial was the managing editor of Clark’s student newspaper the “Penguin’s Progress” in the 1950s. She receive a certificate in journalism while at Clark.

Grace Roesler – During WWII, she worked at Kaiser Shipyards as a welder. Later, Roesler earned her associate degree from Clark when she was 50 years old and got a job as a caseworker for Washington State Department of Social Services.

Ruth Beatty  –  A career as a nurse followed her graduation from Clark College. Beatty worked for Kaiser Permanente and remained there for the 32 years. Nursing wasn’t a job, it was her calling. (The Columbian)

Marjorie Ellertson –  The love of her life was Ken Ellertson whom she married in 2003 at the ripe young age of 79. The family remarked on many occasions the reason for both Ken’s (90) and Marjorie’s (93) long lifespan was due to their remarkable happiness together.

Donna Mae Wineberg Jensen – The Clark College alumna operated Portland Meadows Race Track and Golf Course where she played a key part in the horse racing industry. Jensen was a supporter of Oregon 4-H, The Salvation Army, Camp Fire, Girl Scouts and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Jack Shaffer – He studied photography at Clark College and went on to serve in the United States Navy during WW II while stationed in the Hawaiian islands. After the war, Shaffer worked in construction, primarily as a home builder and contractor. He had a passion for building early American style furniture, crafting hundreds of wood carvings and practiced his artistic skills making beautiful wooden birds, doll houses and other pieces of art. (The Columbian)

Nancy Abel – a supervisor in the production printing department, worked at Clark College for 30 years. She believed in providing outstanding customer service and was well-known in the Clark community for exceeding customers’ expectations.

Fred Olsen  – Fred loved the outdoors and in particular, backpacking trips. He hiked Goat Rocks, North Cascades, The Ptarmigan Traverse, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens among others. Fred was an avid runner, rarely missing his three-day a week regime. He also ran The Portland Marathon, Cascade Run Off, Columbia River Run, Hood to Coast relay race, Harvest Day Milk Run and was a member of the Clark County Track Club.

Robert Theisen – Theisen, 39, studied drug and alcohol counseling at Clark. He helped others as a counselor of young, troubled youth. Theisen also studied weather, a fascination that began very early in life. He was a member of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, a worldwide organization that tracks local precipitation conditions.

Jeff Myers – He earned certifications in the auto painting and worked at several auto body shops in the Vancouver area, including many years at Todd’s Auto Body. In 2014, Myers moved back to Idaho and started his own auto body and paint shop, called Diamond Collison, where he worked until his untimely death.

Edward “Ed” Ross Geiger – A dear friend and devoted Clark College Foundation board member passed away on June 22, 2016. Ed first joined the board in July 1987, served as board chair in 1995 and on several committees, most notably the investment committee. He was, and his wife Edri continues to be, an avid supporter of education.

Jean Adair
Jack Burns
Mike Conway
Virginia Cox
Rosalie Czech
Daniel Dugan
Kathleen Graham
Harold Hooper
Janice Kleven
Michael Matthews
Silvija Milnor
Noel Montgomery
Patrick Moore

Annie Angel
Wallace Davis
Lloyd Hagnas
Burton Kittleson
Cal LaLonde
Peggy Martin
R. Zane Miller
Suzanna Roberts
Wayne Wysaske
Kerri Drake
Robert Fettig
Jack Gilberg
Ruby Talton

Karin Slack
Vernon Smith
Richard Tuholsky
Stephen Rilea
Lucile Russell
Myrna Weaving
Arthur Wright
Shelby Caudle
David Hayes
Bill Jollie
Lowell Mills
Ruth Norene
Dick Carroll

Ronald Bishop – A chief deputy with 29 years of service with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office. Bishop received his administration of justice degree at Clark and then joined the Multnomah force. He was an excellent chef and had a penchant for history.

Paul Clare – Former brewmaster, founder of three Vancouver outdoor groups, life-long learner in gardening and other subjects, co-founder of Recovery North West alcohol and drug treatment and long-time volunteer.

Jack Rhodes
Jeffrey Richards
James Cowdrey
Dianne Frichtl
Kathleen Gordon
Lewis Haldeman
David Hampel
Dennis Nugent
Clarence Olson
Michael Pye
Ramona Russum
Linda Troxel
Cloe Volgamore
Carmen Davidson-Smith
Dolores Hamilton
Donald Mackie, former Clark adjunct faculty
Michael Nelsen
Michael Pye
Ida Skaar
Donald Adams
Joyce Hayes
George Kerle
James Marchel
Patrick McMahon
William Neder
Stephen Peru
“Gene” Rutcher Sedell
Gale Studer
Patti Wiesmann
Chris Worden
Robert Baldridge
Rick Bryant
Margaret Hepola
Nina Isaman
Joseph Kortman
Mark Landers
Kathleen Linde
Maxine Roberts
Stewart Willis
Ann Angel
Jesse Dean
Lowell Mills
Charles Cromwell
Robert Frazier
Brett Gibert
Gerald Gray
Terry Perman
Mary Schram
Randall Stuhr
Carl Wanless
Roger Wiger
Ronald Zollo

William Beazley
Joanne Beedle-Johnson
David Cawley
Michael Clark
Ramona Dahl
Richard Hoyt
John Hurt
Marvalou Linn
Millard Malkin
Benny Meyer
Doris Olson
Ardon Overby
Carl Shanks
Curtis Sutton
Peter Wilkie
Lucille Bachman
Julia Bottemiller
Betty Dollar
Ellen Durovchic
Walter Field
Robert Keith
Elizabeth Kessler
Virgil Manning
Larry Matheson
Shirley Meagher
William Mishler
Ila Mott-Dykes
Clara Paulsen
Terry Perman
Donald Renfro
Mary Schram
Gerald Shull
Florence St. Pierre
Alton Sunderlin
Arthur Feller
John Ghormley
Gary Karst
Anna Kastel
John Mellema
Danny Peoples
Wesley Stuart
Gary Turner
Rosemary Wendel
Penny Williams
Philip Bergerud
Ronald Cummings
Gladys Davies
William Gage
Ronald Jenner
James Landers
Robert Lyons
Duane McCune
Fred McGee
Shirley Meagher

Charles Scherer
Lucille Tamlyn
Josephine Thorson
Jeffry Whitehead
Gloria Wilson
Neil Bowman
Rosanna Brown
Harold Cobb
Betty Colwell
Robert Coy
Lynn Degerstedt
Ralph Grindland
Kathryn Hansen

Blythe Amondson
Helen Arnold
Russ Bogar
Susanna Davis
Robert Ferretti
Bill Freeman
Isle Hoffman
Delores Landis
Margaret Leiby
Steven Leister
Marjorie Lucke
Cynthia Malcom
Lester Miller

Robert Joner
Gary Koeneke
Mervyn Leathers
Betty Lubinski
Rodger Reutter
Janet Summers
Dolores Uhri
Danny Watts
Evelyn Wolfe