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in Memoriam Class of 1931

Muriel Bach Diamond (spouse of Josef Diamond) passed away on May 16, 2012.

Class of 1948

Vernon E. Bjorklund passed away on May 10,

2012. Bjorklund served as a Japanese interpreter for the Navy in World War II in the South Pacific. After graduating from UW Law, he practiced in California and Washington. Jennings P. Felix passed away in July 2012. Felix

graduated from the School of Law as dean of Delta Theta Pi, president of the Washington Law Review, senior representative to the Washington State Bar Association and a member of the Order of the Coif in 1948. Afterward he became a law clerk for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Deputy Pierce County Prosecutor, and Chief Council of the Washington State Tax Commission. He then started a private practice in Seattle and qualified as an attorney for the United States Supreme Court. Alfred O. Holte passed away September 2, 2012.

After graduating, Holte and Jack Tuell ’48 set up practice in Edmonds. Holte served as an attorney for the Edmonds School District in the 1960s, where he helped to establish the Port District for the Port of Edmonds and a hospital district that later turned into Stevens Hospital. In 1967, he was appointed to the Snohomish County Superior Court bench. In this position, he aided in the creation of the Snohomish County Family Court. In 1972, he became the President

of Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan and later took a position as the CEO of the United Methodist Church Foundation. Holte served on boards for the United Methodist Foundation, Stevens Hospital and the Lions Club of Whidbey Island. He was a lifetime member of the Edmonds Lions Club and supporter for Edmonds Community College. Blaine Hopp, Jr. passed away May 8, 2012. Upon graduating, Hopp practiced law in Yakima. In 1963, Governor Rossellini appointed Hopp to a new Superior Court Judge position, where he served until retirement in 1983. Jean A. Reid (spouse of Robert G. Reid ’48) passed away on May 12, 2012.

Class of 1949

Jane N. Freyd (spouse of Myron H. Freyd) passed

away November 21, 2011.

Class of 1950

Richard I. Sampson passed away on February 25,

2012. Sampson served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he continued his education at the Law School and was a loyal member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity while enthusiastically cheering for the Huskies, Seattle Supersonics and Seattle Mariners.

Class of 1952

Daniel G. Goodwin passed away July 16, 2011.


UW Law Alumni Magazine, Fall 2012