INGRAHAM Class of ’61
Memory of those Deceased
Gary Amann… Gary
passed away at age 29.
Fred Bock… Fred died in 2005 of cancer.
Patricia J. Bruce
Gloria Christenson… Mrs.
Nelson – Deceased, age 61.
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, www.paws.org.
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
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
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,
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,
Published in The Oregonian on
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.
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.
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.
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
www.farestart.org to donate. A
celebration of life service will be held at FareStart later this month.
in The Seattle
Times on September 12, 2010
Regula Melden… Regula was married and died in her early
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
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,
(corner of NE 124th and Wood-Red
Church telephone is 425.869.5433.
Donations can be made to the El Buen Pastor Fund at www.casadehogar.org.
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
Published in print from
12/30/2007 - 12/31/2007. The Seattle
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…
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.
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