Lawrence L. Clark J.D. ’34, December 17, 2003. Clark was a trust officer for First Interstate Bank for 45 years. Survivors include his daughters, Virginia Vaughan and Sandra Vandergaw; son, Larry Jr.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Kenneth Kadow ’50, September 9, 2003, age 81. Kadow was the only son in his family of five boys and one girl to attend college. After earning his degree at Lewis & Clark, he became a certified public accountant. He worked as a CPA for 54 years in Vancouver, Washington, practicing his profession up to the time of his death. Kadow was married for 52 years. He and his wife, Lorraine, raised four children. He had 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Herbert A. Perry J.D. ’50, December 25, 2003. Perry served in the Army during World War II. He was a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County and previously was Multnomah County tax assessor. Survivors include wife Dena; sons Mark and Kent; and two grandchildren.
Jack Robert Hannam J.D. ’55, November 2, 2003, age 79. Hannam served in the Navy during World War II before attending the University of Oregon and Lewis & Clark Law School. He worked as an attorney in Portland. He is survived by wife Suzanne; daughters Suzanne Hannam, Mary Trout, Laura Hannam, and Theresa Hannam; sons John M. Sr. and Dan; and seven grandchildren.
Rodney V. Weddle Jr. J.D. ’57, December 29, 2003, age 77. During World War II, Weddle served in the Marine Corps and received a Purple Heart. He was an assistant manager for Fred Meyer for more than 20 years. Survivors include wife Joan; stepsons Michael Johnson and Timothy Johnson; stepdaughters Lori Johnson and Lynda Johnson; nieces and nephews Kathleen McIntyre, Valerie McIntyre, Timothy McIntyre, and Patrick McIntyre, all of whom he helped raise; brother Carson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Hugh Robert McDonald J.D. ’59, March 3, 2004, age 77. McDonald is survived by his wife, Mary.
Paul J. Rask J.D. ’65, December 9, 2003, age 76. Born in Portland, Rask spent his early childhood in Butte, Montana, before returning to Portland as a teenager. He graduated from Grant High School in 1945 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Portland in 1949. In 1950, he married Esther Azorr. The couple recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Rask worked two jobs to support his wife and six children while he attended evening classes at the law school. He earned his J.D. in 1965 and began a general law practice in Portland. He continued working in his office until two months before his death from cancer. As an attorney, Rask was involved in Arab-American social and political causes to combat discrimination. He founded the Oregon chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination committee and was a former president of the Arab-American community Center. He is survived by wife Esther; daughters Victoria Gassoway, Polly Rask, Becky Thomas, and Sarah Robertson; sons Bart and Matthew; brother, Gene; sister, Mary Jo Hyndman; and five grandchildren.
Virginia Lee Vincent Oliver M.A.T. ’71, February 1, 2004, age 73. Oliver taught for many years in the evergreen School District at Covington Middle School, Evergreen High School, and Mountain View High School. She came to teaching in the middle of her life, graduating from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1968 and then earning her master’s degree at Lewis & Clark. During her career, Oliver served as a member of the UniServ Executive committee, president of the evergreen Education association, and director for district 16 in the Washington Education Association. When she retired in 1993, she received honors from the Evergreen education association and the Washington Education Association. The Washington Superintendent for Public Instruction recognized her service in 1994. Throughout her life, Oliver traveled extensively, visiting Mexico, Thailand, England, and other countries. After retiring, she wrote about her various life experiences for the Camas/Washougal Post Record. Oliver is survived by her husband, Richard; sisters Marion and Janet; brother, Will; children Terry, Mark, Tom, and Janet; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Tracy Quinn Lyons J.D. ’76, September 3, 2003, age 54. Lyons was born in Longview, Washington. After attending the University of Oregon, he graduated from Oregon State University. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School, Lyons worked for several oil companies in California, Washington, Colorado, Texas, and Mississippi. He then moved to Malin, where he became an investor and tree farmer, earning the honor of being named Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year. One of Lyons’ favorite jobs was practicing law for Mendenhall Ministries in Jackson. Lyons loved the outdoors, especially his tree farm, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his dogs, hunting, drawing, and poetry. Survivors include his wife, Becky; two daughters; and a son.
David Robert Trachtenberg J.D. ’76, September 2, 2003, age 53. Trachtenberg attended Portland State University and Willamette University, earning a B.S. in 1972. He received a J.D. from the law school in 1976 and began his legal career in Portland with Kobin & Meyer. At the time of his death, he was a senior partner with Groff, Murphy, Trachtenberg & Everard in Seattle. Trachtenberg was an expert in construction law and insurance and bonding law, and he was a frequent lecturer and author. In 2001, after a seven-year romance, he married Diane Jacobs of San Diego. After spending weeks deciding where and how, he proposed to her in front of a Los Angeles showing of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. In addition to Diane, he is survived by his son, daughter, and stepson.
Tafadzwa Chibanguza ’82, November 15, 2002, age 42. Chibanguza graduated from the College with a degree in communication. While a student, he worked in the communication department and was a staff member of the Pioneer Log. Known for his vibrant personality and sense of humor, Chibanguza loved dancing and teaching people about his native country of Zimbabwe and its customs. He was home in Zimbabwe at the time of his death.
Thomas Johnston Dougherty ’84, July 13, 2000, age 38. Dougherty earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the College and then moved to California, where he earned his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Claremont Graduate School in 1993. Before earning his doctorate, he worked at organizations including Claremont Graduate School, California State University, and Rapid Lasergraphics. After serving as an interaction designer and usability specialist at Talagent from 1992 to 1995, he worked as a self-employed cognitive psychologist and computer-human interaction consultant for several years. Dougherty was also an accomplished musician and composer. He is survived by his partner of nine years, Harvey Lehtman; his mother, Nancy; and his brother, Douglas.
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