Willamette Lawyer | Fall 2009 • Vol. IX, No. 2
Major Milestones in Academic Excellence: On the heels of the school’s 125th anniversary celebration, the College of Law marks four more recent milestones in its rich history.
Class Action In Memoriam Merle A. Long JD’48 of Albany, Ore., passed away on March 17, 2009, at the age of 88. He is survived by Muriel, his wife of 66 years; sons David and Mark; and daughters Barbara and Margaret. Thomas W. Churchill JD’50 of Salem, Ore., passed away on June 23, 2009, at the age of 87. He is survived by wife Marian, son Thomas and daughter Catherine. Bertrand J. Close LLB’52 of West Linn, Ore., passed away on Feb. 13, 2009, at the age of 83. He is survived by wife Charlotte and daughters Beverly and Catherine. Duane R. Ertsgaard BA’51, JD’58 of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Aug. 15, 2009, at the age of 80. He is survived by wife Joann and sons Paul and Reid. He was preceded in death by son Lee. Ertsgaard enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a circuit court judge in Marion County, Ore., for almost 30 years. Lawrence B. Rew JD’61 of Pendleton, Ore., passed away on July 16, 2009, at the age of 73. He is survived by wife Judith, son Robin and daughter Shawna. He was buried on the family ranch in Pendleton. Don A. Dana JD’69 of Salem, Ore., passed away on Sept. 22, 2008, at the age of 67. John E. Johansen Jr. JD’72 of Lake Oswego, Ore., passed away on May 18, 2009, at the age of 62. He is survived by wife Elaine, daughter Tiffany, son John, stepdaughter Candice and stepson John. Patrick H. Jensen JD’73 of Portland, Ore., passed away on March 23, 2009, at the age of 64. He is survived by wife Judy, daughters Kathryn and Kristine, and son Michael. Richard A. Dalrymple Jr. JD’93 of Klamath Falls, Ore., passed away on Feb. 2, 2009, at the age of 48. He is survived by wife Maria and stepchildren Diamond and Adam. Christopher D. Waggoner JD’03 of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away after a car accident on March 10, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Patsy and Harold; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Jeff Lockhart; and his niece, Anna. Submission Guidelines Class Action Contact Information for Class Action should be submitted to: Cathy McCann Gaskin, associate director of alumni relations Phone: 503-370-6492 E-mail: wu-lawyerATWillametteDOTedu Willamette Lawyer Willamette University College of Law 245 Winter Street SE Salem, OR 97301 Please print or type all submissions, in the interest of accuracy. If something has been written about you in a newspaper or another publication that you would like mentioned in Class Action, please submit a brief summary of the original piece. Submission dates are January 15 for the spring issue and July 15 for the fall issue. It is the practice of Class Action not to print pregnancy or engagement announcements, nor candidacies for political offices, due to the lag time between receiving such information and the publication dates. Willamette Lawyer reserves the right to edit or omit any information submitted. We welcome photographs for possible use, depending on space and photo quality. Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your photo returned. Editorial Contact Please direct comments, suggestions and reprint requests related to Willamette Lawyer to: Anne Marie Becka, communications director, Law Phone: 503-370-6760 Job Listings If you have a position opening, we invite you to post a job for alumni or current students using our online job posting system. Just follow the link to the WUCL Office of Career Services “For Employers” page at willamette. edu/wucl/careers/employers/. Under the title “Recruiting,” click on “Post a Job Opportunity.” You will be directed to a registration page where you then can choose “Register and Post a Free Local Job.” Career Services is happy to accept job postings or accommodate oncampus interviews at any time. For specific questions about posting a job or setting a date to interview on campus, contact Deborah Mosman at dmosmanATwillametteDOTedu. Key JD = Doctor of Jurisprudence L = Non-degreed LLB = Bachelor of Law (equivalent of JD) LLM = Master of Law MM = Master of Management, Master of Administration MBA = Master of Business Administration H = Honorary degree C = Certificate in Dispute Resolution, International and Comparative Law, Law and Government, Law and Business, or Sustainability Law BA = Bachelor of Arts BS = Bachelor of Science 34 | Willamette Lawyer