INGRAHAM Class of ’61

INGRAHAM Class of ’61


In Memory of those Deceased



Gary Amann…  Gary passed away at age 29.


Fred Bock…  Fred died in 2005 of cancer.


Patricia J. Bruce


Marva Chapman


Gloria Christenson…  Mrs. NelsonDeceased, age 61.


Judi Cloes


Charles E. (Chuck) Cox…  CHUCK COX  1943-2009.   Born 1943 in Seattle to Bud and Val Cox.  Chuck was proud to be a part of the first graduating class of Ingraham High '61. He was the keyboard man for The Regents, a local Seattle Band.  They performed at the Seattle World's Fair.  Chuck did a 3-year stint in the U.S. Army in Germany.  He became fluent in German and joined other U.S. soldiers in a rock band playing local clubs in Germany.  A U. of W. grad, he joined Seattle Transit in '67 remaining with Seattle's transit system over 41 years.  Chuck was the darling husband of Barbara Chesnutt; very proud father of William Charles Cox.  Chuck had a passion for gold panning and prospecting.  He enjoyed boogie board surfing in Mazatlan and never met a dog he didn't want to pet.  Chuck gave colon cancer a huge fight for almost four years.  If you ever went river rafting on the Yakima with Chuck or on a gold panning expedition with him or just had the privilege of knowing Chuck, you knew he was someone who would be your friend forever.  Chuck was fun, loving, passionate and a darling man.  I'll miss you, Mr. Melish.  Love, Enid.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to P.A.W.S., P. O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046,


Norman Lee Davis… Norman Lee Davis was born February 22, 1943 in Frontenac, Kansas and passed away peacefully on October 28, 2011 in his home in Mukilteo surrounded by family after a courageous, ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was a remarkable man blessed with a great joy for life.  He was nicknamed Stormin' Norman for his fun, go-get-'em attitude.  He had many passions, including golfing, fishing, playing cards, skiing, traveling and "doing deals." Norm devoted his selfless life to service through twenty years in the U.S. Navy, twenty-five years of coaching youth sports, and decades of teaching countless friends and family to water ski, snow ski, fly fish and love the outdoors.  He was a committed and creative entrepreneur with a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University.  He leaves a lasting legacy through his contagious enthusiasm, calm sense of self, relentless strength, warm smile and thoughtful nature. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, as he had such a profound   impact on their lives.   Norm will be greatly missed by his loving wife and life partner of thirty-eight years, Jolyn Davis; his children Heidi Davis Ludwig (Darrin), Ross Davis (Jamie), Jen Davis Wickens (Matt), and Lindsey Davis; grandchildren Mitchell Elias (Tiffany), Garrett Elias, Grace Wickens, Liam Davis, Nora Wickens, Helena Davis and Piper Davis; brothers Harry and John Davis;  close family members Marita Otto, Sabra Gusa, Josh Howard and Riley Gusa, and many other special members of his extended family.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Davis, who we know eagerly greeted him in Heaven on Friday morning.  We send our love to all those who cherished him.  We will celebrate Norm with a memorial service on November 9th at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.  A reception will immediately follow at Overlake Golf and Country Club.  In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a gift in memory of Norm to the Amy Davis '94 Memorial Endowment.  Gifts may be mailed to Seattle Preparatory School, 2400 11th Ave. East, Seattle WA 98102, or you may contact Liz Brennan, at (206) 577-2151.

Published in The Seattle Times on November 2, 2011


Dick R. Dilling…  Dick passed away at age 41.


Judy C. Elliot…   She married Tom Sawyer.  They adopted four children.  Judy had heart surgery and passed away about 1995.


R. R. “Bob” Eskola…  Bob passed away at age 50.


Christine Espeland…  Mrs. Wyandt passed away at age 43.


Don G. Fielder…  Don died at age 31 in a hang gliding accident.


Mike Filbin…  Mike was addicted to drugs and went off the Aurora Bridge committing suicide.


Mike D. Forzley…  FORZLEY, MIKE 1943-2006.  Mike Forzley, beloved husband, father,  brother, uncle and friend, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, at home.  He was surrounded by his family and the love and prayers of many, ending a life dedicated to helping others, particularly children. Born in Great Falls, Mont., April 27, 1943, "Mickey" grew up with his large   Lebanese family. He later moved to Seattle where he graduated from high school and went on to Washington State University.  Following college he moved to Portland and went to work at the Donald E. Long Home, also known as juvenile court, beginning a professional life dedicated to helping children. Believing that prevention was far better than detention, Mike went to Chicago to pursue a master of education degree, while working with the Chicago Urban Teacher Corps. "Magic Mike" loved working with the sweet little children and their tough older brothers in the South Chicago projects. He also found another love working there, his wife, Kris Linden. They married in 1969.  Returning to Portland in 1970, Mike found new ways     to work with children.  He never had a job that already existed.  Where he saw a need, he created a new position to fill it.  While working with Portland Public Schools, he helped create the child development specialist position. While a CDS at Abernathy School, he also served as vice chairman of the State Juvenile Services Commission, now the Commission on Children and Families.  Mike went on to develop a curriculum, "Creating a Positive School Climate," and worked with school staffs across the state.    In 1983, Mike established Young American, America's Newspaper for Kids. The newspaper's circulation grew to be over five million nationwide.  His next great adventure was serving as the first executive director of Friends of the Children, a program that hires people to work as mentors. After establishing the program in Portland, he brought it to national replication by opening chapters in Washington, D.C., and Chester, Pa. Mike started Purple Mountain Media Company in 2000. The company produced a national newspaper for children, Purple Mountain Press, and support materials and web site for teachers. During this time he also began serving on the Oregon Trail School Board in Sandy. In January 2002, Mike was diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Suddenly he was faced with having no more time. Purple Mountain closed and Mike prepared for an uncertain future. Then Gleevec, a drug created at OHSU, was approved for the treatment of GIST.  Within months, Mike was back to planning how he could use this gift of time.  The answer was Family of Friends, a mentoring program that recruits volunteer families to reach out to children in need of extra support.  He also founded Options for Education, a company that aids communities in establishing after-school learning academies for children. This fall academies will open in Delaware, California, Florida and Oregon.  Mike will be deeply missed by his wife, Kris; children, Adam, Jenna and Lucas and Hideko Forzley, and Michael Tillman; sisters, Patricia (Philip) Abraham, Darlene Harris and Jonalee (Ken) Elske; 19 nieces and nephews and many, many friends.  A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sandy. In lieu of flowers, Mike requested donations to Family of Friends, c/o Trillium Family Services, 3415 S.E. Powell Bv., Portland, OR 97202.

Published in The Oregonian on 8/29/2006.


Julie Gabel…  Mrs. Taft


Ray J. Glines…  In 1978 Ray Glines, age 35, his wife Judy, sons Jim, 6, and Mike, 4, plus the family dog died when the small plane they were in disappeared flying from Pasco, WA to Seattle.  The family had been missing five months before their plane was found – it had apparently flown into a ridge, had a wing torn off then crashed and burned.  They lived in Crestwood Illinois.


Robert W. “Bob” Goldsmith…  Bob married Karen Cloy - Ingraham’s Class of ’62.  Karen related the news that Bob was in an auto accident in 1999 which he didn’t survive.


Robert C. ”Bob” Gonsalves…  Bob’s wife Alice told us Bob died in 1995 of liver illness.


Ron C. Hansley…  Ron passed away very suddenly at age 65 while at home working on his computer.  Ron was just getting ready to retire and had been living with his son John Hansley and John's wife Patricia.


F. Lee Hooper…  Lee passed away at age 49.


Kristi L. Hughes…  Mrs. Palmer passed away at age 47.


Rita Huntworth…  Rita passed away in 1998.


John Iverson…  John died in 2007 of cancer.  He left behind four children who miss him greatly plus his grandchildren.


William “Jim” Johnston, Jr…  Jim died December 1, 1996.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S.A.F., married, with one son and four grandchildren.


Bob Klaus


Gordy H. Legg…  Gordon Harle LEGG Jr. … Gordon Harle Legg, Jr. was born to Gordon H. Legg and Helen Legg at Seattle's Swedish Hospital on June 30th, 1943, and he died on Sunday, August 29th, 2010, at his home in Kirkland, Washington, with family at his side.  Raised in Seattle, Gordy attended Ingraham HS, graduating with its very first class in 1961.  Gordy went on to attend the University of Washington where he received degrees in Fisheries and English Literature.  He was also a proud member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a fraternity he continued to support throughout the remainder of his life.  Strolling across the UW campus in the Fall of 62' Gordy had a chance encounter with Karen Denson, who had harbored an affection for him during their days at Ingraham HS.  After many days of Karen retracing her steps, the two crossed paths again, and from thereafter traveled the same path, lovingly, faithfully, and joyfully, for the next 48 years. Gordy introduced Karen to his life's passions, including backpacking, fly-fishing, cross-country skiing and a deep love of the outdoors.  He was equally passionate about organic vegetable gardening, a lifelong love that he felt compelled to share with others, inspiring friends and family to follow his lead.  Gordy grew up working in his father's shoe business, along with his siblings, but after his father's sudden death he embarked upon a career in insurance, eventually leading to the creation of McDonald Insurance Group in Kirkland, in which he was a founding partner.  During his career in insurance Gordy developed a fondness for a particular clientele, that of the craft beer industry, and he helped to create an insurance market for the industry's unique risk profile. His engagement with the craft beer industry continued after his retirement in 2001 and he was an active participant in various industry associations and events, including planning for the 2006 World Beer Cup in Seattle.  More than the perfect mixture of hops, barley, water and yeast that combine to make a fine brew, Gordy was drawn to the authenticity and benevolence of the craft beer industry and its members, and he was grateful for the many friendships that were cultivated through his affiliation with this community.  Whether it concerned fly-fishing gear and outdoor equipment, beer, wine, compost or friendships, Gordy much preferred quality to quantity.  In reality, because of his easy going, positive and altruistic nature, he was blessed throughout his life with an abundance of the highest quality relationships.  This created within him a sense of wealth, defined not by dollars but by the intrinsic value of meaningful human connections, and led to his departure from this earth a happy and contented man.  Gordy is survived first and foremost by his "sweetie" and wife of 44 years, Karen Legg, about whom, with hopes of matrimony, he once penned "was adapted to supply aid in graver labors, and to cast a charm over vacant hours"; their children Amy Parker (Sparky) of Woodinville and Steve Legg (Carla) of Redmond; grandchildren Taylor, Jered, Carson and Morgan; brothers Steve Legg of Bellevue and Don Legg of Gig Harbor, and his sister Kathy Repass of Kirkland.  Gordy is also survived by his special aunt, Wanda Dray of West Seattle. In retirement, Gordy enjoyed volunteering in Mrs. Butler's kindergarten class at AG Bell, spending quality time with his twin grandchildren.  He also spent a year researching various causes to which he might contribute his time. After an exhaustive search, he found FareStart in Seattle, which for him was a perfect fit. FareStart is an organization that provides training and placement for homeless, disadvantaged individuals, whose motto is "Where you come from isn't as important as where you are going."  In lieu of flowers, contributions to FareStart in Gordy's honor are welcome. Contributions can be made "In honor of Gordy Legg" to:  FareStart, 700 Virginia Street,  Seattle,  WA  98101,  or visit to donate.   A celebration of life service will be held at FareStart later this month.

Published in The Seattle Times on September 12, 2010


Regula Melden…  Regula was married and died in her early twenties.


James K. Nelson…  Jim died about year 2000.  One of his friends, Ron Buske of our class, gave us this information.


Steve M. Nelson…  Steve passed away at age 59.


Richard G. (Dick) Newell…  On August 23, 2006 Richard died of congestive heart disease and pneumonia at the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.  He was retired from Lockheed.  Richard had hoped to make the IHS 45th Reunion but got ill in early July.  He left behind his loving wife of 17 years, Diane, six biological children and three step-children.


Ronald J. Olson…  Ron died on March 6, 2006 of illness.


Joan M. (Rafn) Nie…  Joan M. Nie  June 7, 1943 – Dec. 23, 2006  Resident of Danville, CA.  Beloved wife of John E. Nie for 41 years; mother of Julie Lazar and her husband Joe of Walnut Creek; Nay Nie and his wife Ronda of Corona; and sister of Jack Rafn and his wife Marilyn of Seattle.  Born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in Seattle, she graduated from the University of Washington in 1965.  A long-time member of Danville’s Community Presbyterian Church, she played an important role in the formation of CPC’s Senior Center (now called Prime Time).  Known primarily for her strong faith in battling Multiple Sclerosis, and caring deeply for her friends and family, she will be dearly missed.  A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2007, in the sanctuary of Community Presbyterian Church in Danville.  Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Published in Contra Costa Times on December 27, 2006



Howard Riddell  Howard was a bush pilot in Alaska and died at age 25 in a plane crash.


Ron Roller  Ron was in a car accident about 1962 and didn’t survive.


Donna Lee (Stulgis) Zimmerman… Donna Lee (Stulgis) Zimmerman … Donna Lee (Stulgis) ZIMMERMAN was born in Seattle on October 21st, 1943, and passed away in Kirkland, WA on December 18th, 2007.  She was a member of the first graduating class of Ingraham High School, and graduated from the UW School of Nursing in 1965.  She received her MBA in 1967, and was an instructor in the UW School of Nursing from 1967 to 1970. She married Dr. Jim Zimmerman in 1964, and later moved to Okinawa where her husband was stationed as a dentist in the US Air Force.  Together they spent three years there.  Donna was known for always helping others.  She spent 15 years on the board of the Union Gospel Mission, where she founded the Mission’s Dental Clinic.  She was nominated for the Jefferson Award in 2006, and taught Sunday school to 4-5 year olds. She helped to start the Spanish language service at her church, and was the founder of the El Buen Pastor charitable foundation, which supports the Casa Hogar orphanage in Morelia, Mexico.  Donna is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jim, and her son, Bill and daughter, Jamie.  She has one granddaughter, Sophie Delaney, the daughter of Jamie and Vincent Delaney. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, January 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Redmond, WA 98052 (corner of NE 124th and Wood-Red Road).  Church telephone is 425.869.5433.  Donations can be made to the El Buen Pastor Fund at Please join in remembering Donna Lee Zimmerman, a truly remarkable, energetic, outgoing and kind woman, who devoted the whole of her life in service to others.

Published in print from 12/30/2007 - 12/31/2007. The Seattle Times


Glen H. Teeter...  Glen was born on Jan. 2, 1943.  He was living in the Seattle area when he passed away on Feb. 18, 2007.

Sidney Arthur (Sid) Trimble…  Sidney “Sid” A. Trimble died Dec. 6, 2009 of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 66.  Mr. Trimble was born Jan. 14, 1943 at the El Toro Marine Corps Base to Harry A. and Mary E. Trimble.  Sid grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from Edison Technical High School in Seattle.  He attended the University of Washington.  He lived in Seattle until 1967 when he moved to Portland, then to Lake Oswego in 1989.  Mr. Trimble was an excellent mechanic and restored classic cars.  He was an avid collector of memorabilia and antiques.  He was known for always “being where it was happening” and spent the summer of 1967 in San Francisco working as a sound engineer, lighting technician and mechanic to many of the great bands of the time, including Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, The Doors and Janis Joplin.  His mechanical genius landed him a seat on the bus with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.  He acted in TV shows, and commercials and 43 films including “Men of Honor” and “Fade to Black.”    His daughter Wendy Trimble and granddaughter Jessica Trimble, both of Seattle, and long time friend Beverley A. Kole of Lake Oswego, survive Mr. Trimble.  His parents and sister predeceased him.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Oregon coast at a later date. Remembrances may be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, Ill., 60642.   Published in The Lake Oswego Review, Dec 24, 2009

Philip J. (Phil) Voight…  Philip Voigt was born in Seattle in 1942, to Mary & Austin Voigt, Phil passed away on July 23, 2009 after a 13 year battle with cancer.  As a boy he enjoyed football, track and golf.  He was a Sea Explorer, earned his skippers license at 18, and worked for Foss Tug Boats for many years as a young man.  Phil met his wife, Nancy Hamre, at SPU and they were married in 1964. They had two children in the next three years. Phil left college to take courses with IBM that lead to a position at Howard S. Wright, Inc.  Phil started a business, Northwest Public Adjusters, which he owned for 20 years. Phil enjoyed sailing, fishing at the family cabin, gardening, and playing with his four grandchildren. He was a strong man of faith and led a men’s Bible study group at Bellevue First Presbyterian Church for many years.  Phil is survived by his wife, Nancy, his daughter, Janelle, husband Dave and their daughters, Karly and Alex; his son Jeff with wife, Michelle and their children Sophia and Benjamin.  A celebration of Phil’s life will be held on August 10, 7:00 pm, at Bellevue First Presbyterian Church.  Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myloma Foundation.  Bellevue Reporter Bellevue, WA 23 July 2009


Terrie C. Watson…  Mrs. Allison passed away in May of 2006 of a long term illness. 


Darlene Zennan


Jim Zinovich…  Jim passed away at age 35.


Richard J. (Rich) Zoeger…   Richard John Zoeger …  Rich went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009.  Born in Salt Lake City, UT on December 27, 1942 to Bud and Frances Zoeger. He was raised in Seattle as the oldest of four children. Graduated from Ingraham High and attended Seattle University.  Rich also served in the Army for seven years. He married his wife of 40 years, Sieann, in 1968. They lived in three states while raising their three daughters, Marlo, Shayne and Gienna. They resided in Bellingham the last 25 years.  Rich spent 40 years in management with Pay-less/Rite-Aid enjoying all the people he worked with. He is survived by his wife, Sieann; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marlo (John) Highet, Shayne (Ryan) Grams and Gienna (Gary) Voss; granddaughters, Ashley and Katelyn Grams; siblings Mary Jane (Dave) Anderson, Steve (Lynne) Zoeger and Patty Vad-jinia; father-in-law and best buddy Paul Bettger, and many other loving relatives.  He was dearly loved   and will be greatly missed.  Rich enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley, camping, boating and RC flying.  He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.  He really enjoyed attending Cornwall Church every Sunday.  Memorial services will be Thursday, March 19th at 2:00 pm at Cornwall Church, 4518 Northwest Rd., Bellingham.

Published in Bellingham Herald on March 15, 2009