Dr. George T. Fraley, Friday Harbor, Wash.: Saw our son-in-law retire as senior chief from U.S. Navy Submarine Service in Mystic, Conn. Very impressive! Also welcomed our first great-grandchild, a boy named Gavyn. (Spring 2012)
Dr. Warren V. Judd, Layton, Utah: I have been retired from my Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice in Ogden, Utah, since 1993 and have enjoyed retirement very much. My 85th birthday was [this year]. I continue to enjoy volunteering my services as a range officer at our local public shooting range and competing in small-bore rifle metal silhouette target shooting matches. Life has been very good to me and my family. (Fall 2012)
Dr. Dean Luddington, Bountiful, Utah: Dean and Mary Carol live in Bountiful, Utah. They have six children; two are dentists. Richard graduated in Ortho from Tufts and Stephen is a GP who graduated from the UW. Dean graduated from the UW in 1958 and did his Ortho at Tufts. He loved his UW experience. He and his wife served a two-year mission for their Church to London, England. (Fall 2010)
The Class of 1958 had its “55” reunion on Sept. 9, 2013 in Lynnwood, Wash. The reunion started with five members playing golf at the Everett Golf Club. We had 15 classmates, 10 wives and two widows of classmates who all enjoyed the wonderful dinner and camaraderie. We passed a microphone around and got an update on the classmates’ lives, which was very entertaining.
The Class of 1958 met to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept. 20, 2008 at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Wash. Forty-three people were present, including class members, their wives, widows and a former instructor. A social hour was held prior to a sit-down dinner.
Two picture boards displayed photos of the class at the beginning of dental school, and one showed survivors after four long, hard years. Also displayed were pictures brought by class members and photos of the 15 deceased class members, for whom a moment of silence was observed before dinner.
The master of ceremonies, Dr. Ted Ramage, chaired the program after dinner. Dr. Ramage passed the mike to all who chose to speak and we heard many tales from the past. One of the most notable related to the rule during our time that we could never ride the elevator, even with our blue instrument box in hand.
Our class was invited to the 2008 Dental School graduation by Dean Martha Somerman, and following graduation we were given a tour of the school. When we approached the elevators, we all balked and explained to the Dean that we could not ride the elevator, but she assured us that after 50 years it was OK. Those in attendance reluctantly used the elevator.
Those graduates at the reunion were Drs. Bryant, Hublou, Tracy, Fraley, Westin, Ramage, Wilskie, Jorgensen, Brummitt, Quigley, Cruikshank, Bollinger, Kumasaka, Duffin, Erickson, Bloss, Harbottle, Howard, Mohoric, Adams and Laxton. Dr. Ken Morrison and his wife were our guests and they added a lot to the celebration.
On Friday, the day before the dinner, three foursomes of golfers met at Willows Run Golf Club and chased the little white ball. Some can still really play the game.
— Richard Westin, Class Representative
DR. CLYDE ARCHER JR., CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Clyde Lawrence Archer Jr. died from natural causes on July 26, 2012 in a care center in Nampa, Idaho. He was 87. Dr. Archer was a decorated Navy veteran and a former mayor of McCall, Idaho. A memorial service was held on July 31, 2012, in Caldwell, Idaho.
Dr. Archer was born on July 17, 1925, to Silva Margaret (Eckhoff) and Clyde Archer Sr. in Alamosa, Colo. In 1936, the family moved to Marsing, Idaho, where “Junior” took seventh and eighth grades simultaneously. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served on the USS Ransom. He was in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 of that year and again coming back. Dr. Archer received an honorable discharge in 1946, decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, two stars, the American Area Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal (one star) and the Bronze Star.
In 1952, Dr. Archer received a BS in pre-medicine, with high honors, from the College of Idaho. That year, he married Ila McGoldrick, with whom he had five children. (They divorced in 1978.)
After earning his DDS at the UW with more high honors, Dr. Archer moved to McCall, Idaho, where he started his dental practice, served as mayor from 1984-88 and became an avid square dancer with the Thunder Mountain Squares. In 1986, he married Irene Cantrall at a square dance. They were active with the McCall Senior Citizens Center and elected Lord and Lady of the Lake in 1990.
Dr. Archer is survived by his wife, Irene, of Nampa; five children, Capella Ikola of McCall, Cindy Gould of Boise, Nancy Bergeson of Denver, Jack Archer of Boise and Sally Kurdy of Boise; two stepchildren, Cal Cantrall of Le Grande, Ore., and Dee Cantrall of Nampa; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Evelyn Tarver and Sylvia Martinez of Brigham City, Utah; and brothers Kenneth and Kearney. His brother Delbert preceded him in death.
DR. RICHARD ALAN BATTIN, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Richard A. Battin, 79, passed away on Dec. 5, 2010 after complications from a serious stroke.Born on Oct. 2, 1931, he was raised in Seattle and attended Roosevelt High School. After graduating from the UW School of Dentistry in 1958, he practiced dentistry in Normandy Park for 35 years and was adored and remembered by his patients for his kind and gentle touch.Dr. Battin’s true love was his family, in whom he instilled his passion for Grouse Hills Tree Farm in Napavine, Wash., a once-abused property he and his beloved wife, Judy, purchased in 1971. Inspired by his mission to leave the land better than he found it, he was a true environmentalist who took extreme pride in singlehandedly restoring the property to a picturesque, enchanting paradise. His dedication to stewardship was recognized with the 1996 Washington State Tree
Farmer of the Year Award and his appointment to the 11-member Washington Forest Practices Board.
Throughout his life, Dr. Battin was many things to countless people; a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable husband, father, grandfather and friend, a man of compassion, integrity and a generosity of spirit who enjoyed making time to inspire and mentor not only his own children but many others as well.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Judy Battin; children, Apryl Battin, Rick Battin, Robyn Martin (Jeff), Jana Claxton (Tim), and Laurie Crawford; and grandchildren, Ella, Colin, and Jonah.
DR. JOHN A. BLUHER, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. John Alfred “Doc” Bluher, aka “The Flying Frontier Orthodontist,” passed away suddenly on Jan. 21, 2019 in Cody, Wyo. He was 84.
He was born on May 31, 1934 to Chester and Pauline (Stall) Bluher. He lived in Fall City, Wash. He attended Mount Si High School and was academically, athletically and musically gifted.
In 1952, Dr. Bluher was awarded a full music scholarship to Central Washington University. He changed his major to pre-dentistry. In his senior year at the School of Dentistry, he enlisted in the Air Force Senior Dental Program and was commissioned a second lieutenant. After graduation, he served for five years at Travis Air Force Base.
After his military service, he attended Northwestern University and specialized in orthodontia. He received the coveted Milo Hellman Research Award and international recognition for outstanding original research on TMJ.
Dr. Bluher was a pioneer in orthodontics and established satellite offices across Wyoming and Montana. He became a pilot and integrated his love of flying into his orthodontics business. The Flying Frontier Orthodontist served multiple generations of patients, “flying many miles for perfect smiles.”
As part of his contributions to the Cody community, he was a youth leader for Trinity Lutheran Church, Boy Scout leader, Rotarian, Lion, and member of the Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club.
Dr. Bluher is survived by his wife, Grace (Cody); three children; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and brothers Don of Fall City and Ron of Olympia, Wash. He was preceded in death by his sister, Deloris Babcock. (www.valleyrecord.com)
DR. WILLIAM J. BRUMMITT, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. William J. “Joe” Brummitt passed away on Aug. 8, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was 89.Dr. Brummitt was born on May 31, 1928 to L.D. and Thelma (Patton) Brummitt. He greatly enjoyed childhood summers spent with his sister and cousins at their grandparents’ farm in Hickory Creek. He hunted, fished, and watched his grandfather and uncle pilot their Rock Island Railroad locomotives through the Missouri countryside, waving and tooting the train whistles for the grandchildren. When he was 9, his family moved west, spending time in Washington, Oregon, and California. He graduated from Palm Springs High School, and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a member of the golf team.
After college, Dr. Brummitt became a Navy pilot. He flew the Lockheed P2V Neptune anti-submarine warfare/maritime patrol aircraft in various patrol squadrons at NAS Coronado Island, NAS Whidbey and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While stationed at NAS Whidbey, he met Barbara Behlke of Oak Harbor, Wash. They were married at NAS Barbers Point in 1951.
After his service in the Navy, he enrolled in the School of Dentistry. The year he graduated, the couple moved their family to Mount Vernon, Wash. He practiced dentistry in Burlington, Wash., for 34 years. During his retirement years, he indulged his lifelong love of golf. He was a member of the Skagit Golf and Country Club for almost 50 years. He was proud of often shooing his age or better in his 80s, and of shooting several holes-in-one during his years as a snowbird at Sunrise Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Great memories were made during a golf trip to Scotland with his son, Joe.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Dave Enders of Mount Vernon, Julie and Don Erickson of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Nancy and Tom Thramer of Bellevue, Wash., and Sarah and Jeff Steiner of Burlington; son and daughter-in-law Joe Jr. and Cheryl of Bellevue; daughter Jill of Greenwich, N.Y.; grandchildren Eric Enders, Matt (Hillary) Erickson, Katie (Ryan) Kirschling, Emily Thramer, Robb Riggs, Marissa (Mike) Stender, Samantha Brummitt, and Mary Grace Brummitt; and great-grandchildren Lincoln and Kerrington Erickson and Gavin and Kellen Kirschling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, daughter Colleen Riggs, sister Ann Brown and mother-in-law Estelle Behlke.()
DR. GEORGE T. FRALEY, DDS CLASS OF 1958
Dr. George Thomas Fraley, 88, of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., peacefully passed away on Oct. 4, 2021, surrounded by his family while in care at North Spokane Hospice.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1932 in Seattle to Neva Gibbs Fraley and George Joseph Fraley. He attended Loyal Heights grade school and James Monroe Junior High and graduated from Ballard High School. While in college at the UW, he joined Beta Theta Pi and Delta Sigma Delta. During the summers he worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, which gave him many humorous and nail-biting anecdotes.
Soon after graduation from the School of Dentistry, he opened a Seattle practice and was offered a teaching position. Yet Alaska called him again and he moved to Juneau with his wife, Judy Cannon Fraley, in 1961. He began a thriving dental practice and participated in many dental organizations and local elected roles.
In 1972, Dr. Fraley’s sense of adventure and altruism led him to Project Hope, for which he taught Brazilian dental students and treated many children and adults with chronic dental issues.
In 1979, the family moved to Friday Harbor, Wash., where he opened another private dental practice. During his free time, he officiated 2B/1B football, coached Friday Harbor High School football, and helped grow the Friday Harbor Athletic Association. He also loved golfing, traveling with family, volunteering with the Lion’s Club, lunching with his No-Name Club friends, and collecting Pacific Northwest artifacts.
Dr. Fraley is survived by his wife of 66 years, Judy; children Lisa and Ryan; grandchildren Kelsey, Shelby, Hannah, Morgan, Hope, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren Gavyn, Maddison, and Damian. San Juan Journal
DR. ROLAND HUBLOU, DDS CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Roland Hublou, known by his many friends as “Doc” and “Hub,” passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2022 in Everett, Wash. He was 88. He and his wife, Dee, were supporters of the School of Dentistry and scholarships. He remained a faculty member, providing pro bono services for the disabled, lectures, and clinical instruction until age 85.
He was born on Oct. 6, 1933 to Francis and Blanche Hublou in Minot, North Dakota. His family moved to Everett in 1941. As a son of schoolteachers, he led a disciplined yet adventurous life. He attended Immaculate Conception School until his junior and high school years. He was a trailblazer, inquisitive and curious at a young age, and enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with his dad and brother. He graduated from Everett High School in 1951 and attended Washington State and Seattle universities. He was on the WSU boxing team and a member of Phi Delta Theta, where he held honors for academics.
At the School of Dentistry, his workmanship was perfection and beauty. He demanded that of himself, but he was a natural artist.
Dr. Hublou briefly met the love of his life, Dee, at the School. As fate would have it, their paths crossed again two years later, while she was employed as a flight attendant for United Airlines, and he a senior dental student. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2018 with family and dear friends at their Fobes Hill, Wash., home (aka The Ranch) of 53 years.
During 1958-62, Dr. Hublou was inducted into the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, where he became a lieutenant and department head of the dental clinic through two full deployments to Southeast Asia, aboard the USS Salisbury Sound, AV-13. He was honorably discharged to begin his private dental practice in 1962.
Dr. Hublou practiced at the Everett Medical Dental Building until his retirement in 1997. His other love was fishing, which led him to his second career: He was an active and successful commercial fisherman with his sons from 1973 to 2007, building three commercial gillnetters over the years. He was elected president of the Puget Sound Gillnetters Association in 1980. He traveled to Washington, D.C., in support of fishing rights for all, and participated in the Everett Fisherman’s Tribute, which is displayed at the Everett waterfront. He was very proud of the Lifetime Service and Dedication to the Puget Sound Commercial Fisheries award he received in 1996.
Dr. Hublou was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Elks Lodge 479, Knights of Columbus Council 763, and Delta Sigma Delta. He loved to garden and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed league softball, skiing, golfing, and coaching boys basketball. An accomplished tournament handball player, he was Everett Elks Single Champion several times, Doubles Champion in the Seattle Seafair Tournament, and third=place finisher in the Washington State Singles Championship.
Dr. Hublou is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dee; sons Luke (Cathalynn), Matthew, and Jon; daughter Cindy (Lars); four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and twin sisters Sharon and Charlotte. He was predeceased by his brother, Wally, and sister, Barbara. (Legacy.com)
DR. ROBERT F. JORGENSEN, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Robert Firth “Bob” Jorgensen, 88, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2015, surrounded by family.
Dr. Jorgensen was born in Burlington, Wash., where his father managed the fish hatchery. He was raised in Ballard and attended Webster Grade School and James Monroe Middle School. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944, lettering in football, basketball and baseball, and was in the Sports Hall of Fame.
After one quarter at the University of Washington, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. After his wartime service, he returned to the UW and was a four-year letterman in basketball and baseball. He was the first freshman to earn the Big W. A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he cherished his friendships from the “Fiji” house. He graduated with a degree in education and taught at Hoquiam High School for two years before entering the School of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1958, he began practicing in Bellevue, where he was much loved by his patients.
Dr. Jorgensen and Marilyn Ebling were married in 1953. They met on a blind date in college and each felt like they were the lucky one. They traveled extensively throughout the world and spent winters on the island of Kauai. Dr. Jorgensen was proud to say he climbed the Great Wall of China, Mount Rainier and the Eiffel Tower. His favorite pastime was golf and he was a long-standing member of Overlake Golf and Country Club, serving as president in 1977. He was preceded in death by brothers Edward, Calhoun and sister Ruth.
Dr. Jorgensen is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marilyn, daughters Kimberly and Cynthia, sister-in-law and brother-in-law MaryJane and Jack Powell and numerous nieces and nephews. (Seattle Times)
DR. WARREN V. JUDD, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Warren Vernal Judd passed away on Sept. 13, 2017. He was 90.
Dr. Judd was born in Fredonia, Ariz., on July 19, 1927 to Warren Dart and Olive Brooksby Judd. The oldest of seven children, he graduated from Fredonia Public School in 1945, then joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, during the latter part of World War II.
His basic training was at the U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego. He served there as ship’s company assigned as transfer yeoman at the personnel office. Here he met and worked with Thomas S. Monson, who later would become president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They became close lifelong friends. Dr. Judd served three years in the U.S. Navy and as LDS group leader, conducting weekly church services. He spent the last nine months of his Navy career as captain’s Secretary on the USS President Hayes, a troop transport assigned to the Pacific area. He was discharged from the Navy with the enlisted rank of yeoman 2nd class.
Dr. Judd was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Australia, the former home of his maternal grandparents. He served as mission secretary for 13 months in Sydney, then as presiding elder in Melbourne for nine months.
He married a former schoolmate, LaJean Carling, on June 6, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with one daughter, Elva Jean. Dr. Judd graduated with an Associates of Science degree from Weber College in Ogden, Utah, and was accepted at the School of Dentistry. He accepted a commission as a dental officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and served a year of dental internship at the U.S. Public Health Service hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. After this he was the dental officer at the Indian Hospital in Zuni, N.M. Assignments followed at San Pedro, Calif., and in Seattle.
Dr. Judd then received three years of training in an oral surgery residency at the USPHS hospital in Staten Island, N.Y. He received his Master of Science degree from New York University in 1975. He became board certified in oral surgery, serving at USPHS hospitals in Anchorage and Gallup, N.M. He retired with 27 years of service in the USPHS and purchased a home in Layton, where he practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery for another 10 years, before retiring from practicing dentistry.
His wife, LaJean, passed away in 2005. After his sweet wife’s death, he found joy and companionship again with Leola Esperson. They were married in a civil marriage performed by his good friend Monson in the Ogden Temple. After 10 happy years, Leola passed away in 2016. Dr. Judd was much loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. After her death, his growing step-family continued to embrace and cherish him, and he will be greatly missed and always loved by them.
Dr. Judd served in various positions for the LDS Church: as Sunday school teacher; counselor in the bishopric; Boy Scout Troop Committeeman; ward executive secretary; and assistant ward librarian.
While living in Gallup, he earned his private pilot’s license and flew to various USPHS dental clinics in Arizona to conduct oral surgery procedures for teaching purposes. He enjoyed camping and hunting in Alaska, Utah, and New Mexico. He also participated in small-bore silhouette rifle target shooting activities for many years.
He is survived by his daughter, Elva Jean (Michael Colandino) of Van Buren, Ariz.; granddaughter LaNae Jean Colandino; siblings Alma (Connie) of Mesa, Ariz., Keith (Carol) of Fredonia, Ariz., and Tharon (Kathy) of Orem, Utah; and brothers-inlaw Alma Bastian of Sigurd, Utah, and Lawrence (Jan) Dart of Yamhill, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Albin (and Lenna Mae Hinton), and sister Darlene Judd Bastian.(Deseret News)
DR. ROLAND S. KUMASAKA, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Roland Shozo Kumasaka passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2019 in Seattle. He was 88.
Dr. Kumasaka was born on Nov. 25, 1930 in North Seattle. One of seven children, he attended Olympic View Elementary School before being incarcerated with his family in the internment camp at Minidoka, Idaho during World War II. He lived in Vale, Ore., in 1945 before returning to the family farm in Seattle. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle and from the University of Washington with a degree in Public Health and Preventative Medicine. He then graduated from the School of Dentistry.
He married Bernadette Sasaki in 1959. They raised three children and were married for over 59 years. He established a dental externship with the state of Washington before starting his dental practice in Des Moines, Wash., in 1960. He retired from practice in 1997.
Dr. Kumasaka was honored to be a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society. He was also a charter member of the Northwest Asian American Dental Seminar Group and the Des Moines Lions Club. He was involved with the establishment of the dental care program at Keiro Nursing Home and coordinated the publication The Green Lake Japanese American Community 1900-1942.
He was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a wonderful role model for his children and often provided guidance to others. Throughout his life, he was a humble man with great integrity and humility.
Dr. Kumasaka is survived by his wife, Bernadette; son Rick (Linda); daughters Mary (Jon) Okada and Ann Kumasaka (David Robbins); grandchildren Erin Kumasaka, Nicole Kumasaka (Sam Schwartz), and Andrew and Karen Okada; and sister Mariko Hanami. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shoji and Matsumi, brothers Akira and Haruo, and sisters Mitsuko Furuyama, Mayko Fujioka, and Mutsuko Kumasaka. (Legacy.com)
DR. DEAN F. LUDDINGTON, DDS CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Dean Farley Luddington peacefully passed away from the effects of an aortic aneurysm, surrounded by his family, on March 4, 2022 in Bountiful, Utah. He was 92.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1929 to Bertha Farley and Charles Fuller Luddington. In his youth he loved baseball, football, and basketball, and was a yell leader at Ogden High School. He graduated from Weber College before leaving for London to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Afterward, he continued his education at the University of Utah. He soon met Valerie Kay Egbert, and they married on June 8, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple.
He took his young family to Seattle, where he pursed a career in dentistry. It was during that time that his angelic companion, Valerie, passed away from an unexpected illness.
Dr. Luddington’s life was blessed again when he was reintroduced to Mary Carol Smith. He had caught her eye years earlier on the boat dock in New York, when he and her brother returned from the same mission. They married on Aug. 24, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from dental school with honors. He also earned an advanced degree in orthodontics at Tufts University in Boston, after serving as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force for two years in California.
Dr. Luddington had a lifelong zest for flying. There was a strong tradition of military service in the Luddington family. His older brothers, Lloyd and Jack, were Air Force fighter pilots who were killed in action in World War II. Devastated by this loss and driven by his admiration and love for his brothers, he pursued becoming a pilot himself. He was too young to enlist in the military, but his oldest brother, Harold, also a pilot, taught him to fly at age 15. He earned his pilot’s license before he could drive.
Work, education, and frugality were Dr. Luddington’s trademarks. He could always be found building something new or restoring something old. He preferred to live a simple life of modesty, sharing his resources anonymously, and generously blessing the lives of others who were in need.
Dr. Luddington had a love for music. He could hear a song and would soon be playing it on the piano. He also enjoyed singing and was a gifted composer who enjoyed symphonies and operas.
As a consecrated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he fulfilled various callings, including Bishop of the Bountiful 17th ward. He and his wife served two additional full-time missions (England, London South and Family History Center, SLC), and as ordinance workers in the Bountiful Temple.
His greatest love was his family. His early life was spent with his parents and siblings in the mountains hunting, fishing, shooting, hiking, and skiing. He continued those traditions of gathering and uniting his own children.
In the twilight of his life, his cherished sweetheart of 62 years, Mary Carol, passed away. A short time later, it was a gift for him to unite with Marilyn Jones McPhie, a special friend from his youth. They were married on Valentine’s Day in 2019. They spent the last three years traveling, reading, spending time with family, and reminiscing.
Dr. Luddington is survived by his children, Diane (Steven) Peterson, Richard (Barbara), Marvin, John (Andrea), Sharon (Craig) Kofford, and Stephen (Kimberly); 28 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren and counting. (Legacy.com}
DR. BRENT I. NASH, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Brent Isaac Nash died on June 28, 2020 in Bountiful, Utah. He was 92.
He was born on Dec. 20, 1927 to Ruby Smith and David Ariel Nash at home in Linrose, Idaho. An energetic, fun-loving farm boy, he excelled in wrestling and football. He learned his strong work ethic from his father and developed his beautiful bass voice with the encouragement and support of his mother.
After his brief service in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, he served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States Mission. After his mission, he and his high school sweetheart, Beverly Bell, wed in the Logan, Utah, Temple. He served on the UW School of Dentistry faculty as a skilled clinical instructor and student advisor until 2007 (with a few breaks), when he retired at age 80.
Dr. Nash served as an LDS stake president (twice), as a regional representative, and, with his wife, led the Sydney, Australia, Mission from 1988-91. They served as president and matron of the Seattle Temple from 1992-95.
He loved being in the mountains with family, whether riding a horse, hiking, or skiing.
Dr. Nash is survived by his wife, MarRue Simmons; children Scott (Marianne), Julienne (Alan), Marcus (Shelley), Jeanmarie (Bruce), and Rebekah (Gerry); 25 grandchildren; and 66 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Nash. (Legacy.com)
DR. JACK NUGENT, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Jack Nugent, a past president of the Washington State Dental Association, a founder of Washington Dental Service and former Husky football player, died on July 18, 2012. He was 82. A celebration of his life was held on July 28 at River’s Edge at Tumwater Valley Golf Course in Tumwater, Wash. Private interment was in the Fern Hill Cemetery Mausoleum in Aberdeen, Wash.
Dr. Nugent was born to John and Nellie Nordlund Nugent on Dec. 16, 1929 in Centralia, Wash. He graduated from Centralia High School in 1949. During his school years, he excelled as an all-around athlete in football, basketball and track. Upon graduation, he received a football scholarship to the UW, where he played halfback and fullback. He was one of the outstanding rushers at the university, as well as a member of Phi Gamma Delta, the Oval Club, Tyee and the Big W Club.
In 1954, after graduation, Dr. Nugent married Aldalee “Lee” Simonson of Aberdeen, Wash. He continued his education at the UW School of Dentistry, graduating in 1958. He entered the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer, a captain in the Dental Corps at Fort Ord, Calif.
After his military service, the Nugents moved to Aberdeen, where he practiced dentistry for 40 years. Dr. Nugent served as president of Washington Dental Service for two years. He also was a founder of the UW School of Dentistry’s Dean’s Club and served as its president from 1984 to 1986.
Dr. Nugent was known for his philanthropy and anonymous service in providing charitable dental care to many deserving people.
He is survived by Lee, his wife of 58 years; sons, Scott (Karen) of Auburn and Jeffrey (Luanne) of Olympia, Wash.; grandchildren, Katelyn, Patrick and Jacob; and sister Eloise Evans of Kirkland, Wash. Five sisters preceded Dr. Nugent in death.
DR. JAMES FRANKLIN QUIGLEY, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. James Franklin Quigley died on May 29, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. He was 79.
Dr. Quigley practiced dentistry for 40 years. He was a member of Spokane Rotary #21, where he served as chair of the disabilities committee for many years, and was past president of the Spokane District Dental Society. He was serving on the boards of Spokane Parks and Recreation and the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch Foundation at the time of his death. His passions were dentistry and volunteering in the community, and he loved spending time with family and friends, especially if it involved being on or near the water.
Dr. Quigley is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rose Marie; children Michelle (Roy) Lange of Spokane, Colleen (Kraig) Knutzen of Burlington, Wash., Jim Quigley of Norcross, Ga., and David (Shawn) Quigley of Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren Tyler and Jake Knutzen, Kelly and Kyle Quigley and Taylor and Alexis Quigley; and great-grandson Maddox Quigley. He was preceded in death by his parents. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
DR. ROBERT C. STROM, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Robert C. Strom passed away at 87 years of age on Dec. 27, 2018 in Kapaa, Hawaii.
Dr. Strom was born in Hoquiam, Wash., in 1931. He graduated from the School of Dentistry and often volunteered and taught there in the following years. He practiced dentistry for 40 years at the Snoqualmie Valley Dental Clinic.
During his time out of the office, he had an immense love for running, fishing and skiing. He had a warm, kind heart and a great sense of humor, and was always looking to make people laugh. He had a great love for his practice and enjoyed seeing his faithful patients.
Dr. Strom was blessed with a large and loving family. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones and the Snoqualmie Valley community. His belief in God gave him comfort and peace in his life.
Dr. Strom is survived by his wife, Adele; daughters Susan and Kari; son Erik; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. (www.legacy.com)
DR. ROBERT R. VANCE, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Robert R. Vance passed away on Nov. 14, 2015 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. He was 82 and a resident of Moses Lake, Wash. (No further details were available.) (The News Tribune)