1957 Class Notes
Nancy Carroll Chorman, ’57, 11032 Cobblestone Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4243, retired from Vision Service Plan. She is a volunteer at her church and with her homeowners association. Nancy has traveled extensively with the Elderhostel programs. She enjoys spending time with her family. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1982.
Carolyn Carr Christ, ’57, 614 Jennings Landing, Battle Creek, MI 49015, retired as a teacher and counselor, and from working in pastoral care. She is a board member for Music Center of Southcentral Michigan and is involved in her church. She earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University. She has traveled throughout the United States, as well as to Europe and the Caribbean. Carolyn and her husband, Peter Christ, ’55, have been married for 50 years. They have three children, including Catherine Christ Lucas, ’81, (married to David Lucas, ’79) and six grandchildren. Her daughter, Lisa, is married to David Brown, ’84.
Jo Ann Britton Cline, ’57, 37671 Burton Dr., Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3066, is a retired teacher and paraprofessional (teacher’s aide). She is a tutor through Oakland County Literacy Council and volunteers for the American Red Cross. She and her husband, John “Jack” Cline, ’56, have traveled to Europe, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica. They often travel with Roger, ’56, and Lesley Stadley Winans, ’57, and Dick, ’56, and JoAnn MacArthur Fluke, ’57. They have been married for 50 years. They enjoy spending time with their family, including their daughter, Sara Cline Majoros, ’87.
Dick Cooley, ’57, 906 East Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, has practiced law in Flint since 1960. He and his wife, Wanda, have been married for 43 years. They have traveled in Europe, South America, and Central America. They have two children, Scott Cooley, ’89, and Courtney Cooley Breaugh, ’91, and two grandchildren.
Sharon DeCou Cooney, ’57, 31389 Culbertson Lane, Temecula, CA 92591, is a retired director of publications for Computer Curriculum Corp. A member of the Friends of the Temecula Libraries board, Sharon is also active in the Temecula United Methodist Church. She took a tour of Italy in 2006. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Missiouri, Kansas City.
Kenneth Crosby, ’57, 4731 S. Sedgewick Terrace Court, Springfield, MO 65810, retired as a manager with General Motors. He and his wife, Nancy Crowe Crosby, ’55, spend their winters in Bonita Springs, FL. They have traveled to China and Scotland. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Katherine Jewell Dempster, ’57, 77150 Manwood Dr., South Haven, MI 49090, retired last year from her private counseling practice, Harbour Family Counseling. She volunteers as a guardian, works at an elementary school, and delivers meals to seniors. She has traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and the Maritime provinces. Kathe has served on the Michigan Lutheran Social Services state board for six years and the Albion College Alumni Association board. She and her husband, Don Dempster, ’56, have been married for 50 years. They celebrated with their three children, including Douglas Dempster, ’82, and Diane Dempster, ’85. They also have several grandchildren.
Pauline Buchner Diroff, ’57, 39737 Muirfield, Northville, MI 48168, retired as a RN but does some volunteer nursing work. She and her husband, Marvin, have been married for 18 years. They have 13 grandchildren between them. They have a second home in North Port, FL.
Carol Bollman Ellis, ’57, 9423 SW Harbor Dr., Vashon, WA 98070, retired after 24 years as an elementary school counselor in Iowa, Colorado, and Washington. Carol was named Colorado Counselor of the Year for 1987. She has traveled throughout the United States, as well as to Russia. Carol is involved with the Community Contact Team for Disaster Preparedness on Vashon Island. She earned a master’s degree from Iowa State University in 1977. She and her husband, Robert, have 10 grandchildren.
JoAnn MacArthur Fluke, ’57, 4675 Cordes Rd., Delton, MI 49046, retired as a substitute teacher. She is a past member of the Albion College Alumni Association board and the Binder Park Zoo board. JoAnn was also involved with the Hastings school board, the Hastings Area Community Foundation, and Hastings Friends of the Library. She and her husband, Richard “Dick” Fluke, ’56, have been married for 50 years. They spend their winters in Longboat Key, FL. They have two children, including Jill Fluke, ’85. They also have two granddaughters.
Marianne Johansson Garber, ’57, 39604 Dun Rovin Dr., Northville, MI 48168-4301, has done volunteer work with Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST), including a mission trip to Latvia. Active with PEO and the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, in 2007 Marianne was honored as the Historic Trinity Lutheran Woman of the Year. After retiring, she spent three years as communications coordinator of the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She also spent 17 years as a member of the Plymouth Township Civil Service Commission, as well as 12 years as a member of the board of the First of America Bank. Marianne has traveled throughout Europe, as well as to the Caribbean and Mexico. She and her husband, James Garber, ’55, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2006 with a trip to Jamaica with 20 family members. They have three sons, 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Martha Doty Garber, ’57, PO Box 547, Honor, MI 49640, is a retired teacher. She and her husband, Lawrence Garber, ’55, have visited all seven continents. They have spent the past 20 years sailing in their boat for four to six months during the winter. They have sailed through the eastern and western Caribbean, the Bahamas, and down the California coast to the Sea of Cortez. They spent 10 years working during the summer on Native American reservations in New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana. They now spend their summers on Platte Lake in Benzie County near the Sleeping Bear Dunes. They have been married for 50 years. They celebrated with their children and grandchildren on Beaver Island in 2006. They have three children and eight grandchildren.
David Gilbert, ’57, 11314 Middle Point Rd., Eagle Harbor, MI 49950, is a retired surgeon. The physician at Isle Royale National Park for 35 years, he has also served as the medical examiner for Keneshaw County for 30 years. He has been given several awards for his work on Michigan EMS development. David is on the board of the local bank, and is also the board secretary for the Keneshaw Memorial Medical Center. He served on the local school board for 24 years. A board member for the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), David received the MSMS’s Plessner Memorial Award. He has traveled to Cornwall and Wales to visit family. He completed his M.D. at the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 47 years.
Adell Schlichting Grant, ’57, 36244 Canyon Dr., Westland, MI 48186-4162, is retired. She performs with symphonies and quartets. Adell is also interested in genealogy. She has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, including to Stratford for the Shakespeare Festival. She has three children and two grandsons.
Grant Grinnell, ’57, 7599 Apple Blossom Lane, Chesterland, OH 44026, retired from a Cleveland-based NYSE international corporation, where he was vice president and corporate secretary. He worked there for 33 years, primarily in shareholder and investor relations. Grant and his wife, Sue, have three children, including Stacey Grinnell O’Brien, ’86. They also have four grandsons.
Thomas Gutherie, ’57, 70 Lake Shore Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37415, serves as director of Harambee Housing, an inner-city ministry helping minorities to become first-time homeowners. He has also supervised city teams repairing homes in the inner-city under the program Hope for Chattanooga. Tom has published two novels, Implosion and Presage, under the pen name Addison Thomas. He has also held leadership roles with several forest products organizations. He has traveled throughout the United States. Tom and his wife, Linda, have five children and nine grandchildren.
Philip “Don” Henderson, ’57, 4040 Clardon Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221, retired in 1999 after 40 years working in engineering in western New York. He earned a master’s degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Don and his wife, Marion, are both 45-year members of the Sports Car Club of America. They work as race officials at events at Watkins Glen and other venues. They have traveled to Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
Patricia Pearsall Hessler, ’57, PO Box 1099, Frankfort, MI 49635, and her husband, Hugh Hessler, ’55, are retired owners of Betsie Bay Furniture. They have been members of Benzie Community Chorus for more than 30 years. They are also active in church, PEO, and the Periwinkle Garden Club. They have hosted several foreign students. She is a volunteer with Adopt-A-Highway and was a 20-year member of the Interlochen Public Radio Community Advisory Board. Patricia has traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
Shirley Blunden Hull, ’57, 13631 E. Marina Dr. #308, Aurora, CO 80014, is a volunteer at her church. She traveled with her granddaughter on a trip to Mallorca and the Greek islands in 2006. Shirley also took a cruise to the Caribbean for two weeks with her sister. She has served as the building representative to her condo association for four years. She has two children and four grandchildren.
Edmund Jenkins, ’57, 7756 North Canyon Spirit Way, Tucson, AZ 85718-7828, retired in 1996 from Arthur Andersen and now works as a part-time consultant. He was chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 1997 to 2002 and has been inducted into the national Accounting Hall of Fame. Ed serves on the boards of University Medical Center and Interfaith Community Services. He was an Albion College trustee for 21 years, and is now an honorary trustee. He is past president of the board of Chicago Child Care Society. Ed earned an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1958. He has honorary degrees from Albion College, DePaul University, and Lycoming College. Ed received Albion College’s Meritorious Service Award at Homecoming 2007. (See the Alumni Association News section of this edition for details.) Ed has traveled to Alaska, Costa Rica, and the Panama Canal. He and his wife, Kay, have been married for 50 years. They have four children, including Nancy Jenkins Hutchings, ’82, (married to William Hutchings, ’82) and Thomas Jenkins, ’84 (married to Ellen West Jenkins, ’84). They have eight grandchildren.
Mary Lou Burgess Kallinger, ’57, 45 S. Satsuma Dr., Providence, UT 84332, has served as church musician for churches in Michigan, Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, and Utah. She currently serves as one of three staff organists at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Mary Lou is a former member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians. She has played the organ at St. Machar’s Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mary Lou earned a master’s degree from Colorado State University. She has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, as well as to Paris and England. She and her husband, L. Ronald Kallinger, ’59, have been married for 49 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Kathryn Foote Kitching, ’57, 385 Arboleda Dr., Los Altos, CA 94024, is a realtor. She is a volunteer at Lake Tahoe Maritime and Los Altos Museums. She has traveled throughout the United States. Kathryn and her husband, Norman, have two sons and two grandchildren.
Margaret Touborg Klapperich, ’57, 345 Woodley Rd., Winnetka, IL 60093, has traveled throughout the United States. She and her husband, Frank, have four children and 12 grandchildren.
Judy Fluke Kleinert, ’57, 852 Jackson Harbor Rd., Washington Island, WI 54246-9049, and her husband, Stan, moved to Washington Island in 2006 after living in Mt. Horeb, WI, for 36 years. She volunteers as a tutor and also cares for the flowers and other plants at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Karl Kristen, ’57, PO Box 928, Leland, MI 49654, plays third trumpet in the Northport Community Band. He and his wife, Kaye Eddy Kristen, ’58, have been married for 50 years.
JoEllen Kelly Lawrence, ’57, 10192 Sharon Dr., Greenville, MI 48838, and her husband, Walt Lawrence, ’55, have been married for 50 years. She has been on a cruise with Garrison Keillor.
Georgia Townsend Lundquist, ’57, 5920 Wood Valley Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49009, is a retired school teacher. She is involved with her church and is a member of PEO and the Ladies Library Association of Kalamazoo. She earned a degree from the University of Michigan in 1957. Georgia and her husband, David, have traveled throughout the United States, as well as to Europe, Asia, and Australia. They have been married for 50 years and have three children, including Anne Lundquist, ’82, and Tom Lundquist, ’85. They also have five grandchildren. They spend time during the summer at their cottage on Pine Lake.
Winifred Angove MacDonald, ’57, 2805 Northshore Blvd., Flower Mound, TX 75022, is a homemaker. She previously worked as a teacher and as the buyer and manager for a Christian bookstore. She spent two years teaching in Hanau and Bremerhaven, Germany. Winnie is involved with Grace Community Assembly of God Church. She and her husband, Angus, have five children, including one adopted from Korea. They also have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Donald McCrory, ’57, 368 Garnet Court, Fort Mill, SC 29708, retired from General Motors in 1991 after 35 years. He is involved with Woodlawn Baptist Church. Donald and his wife, Betty, have traveled to Colorado and Wisconsin, as well as the Bahamas and Jamaica. They recently moved to South Carolina from Charlotte, NC. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Mary Jane Pond McCrory, ’57, 13247 Lakepoint Blvd., Belleville, MI 48111, is a Mary Kay consultant and also works part-time at an antique warehouse in Saginaw. She is a volunteer at Burns Park School in Ann Arbor. She has traveled to Roatan, Honduras, Palau, Southwater Caye, Belize, and Wales.
Carole Heeke McMeekin, ’57, 5219 Gaylord Dr., San Diego, CA 92117, retired from teaching in Michigan and California. She is a volunteer for Polinsky Center (child abuse prevention) and other community service programs. Carole has been a member of Order of the Eastern Star for 52 years. She is active with St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Carole has a teacher’s credential for GATE (gifted and talented education) and earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She has traveled to Europe, Israel, and the Caribbean. She and her husband, Bob McMeekin, ’58, have been married 49 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Gilbert Miller, ’57, 25501 Trost Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135, is a retired minister. He served nine churches during his 45 years in parish ministry. He was a trustee for Mid Michigan Community College from 1972 to 1984. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1960. He has traveled to 25 countries. Gilbert and his wife, Mary Smith Miller, ’55, have been married for 50 years. They spend their summers in Oregon and their winters in Florida.
Marian Ward Miller, ’57, 5 Mallard Cove Dr. W, Saginaw, MI 48603, is retired. She has traveled to Alaska four times. Her daughter is Sara Sulen Rabideau, ’90.
Barbara Bradstrum Noyes, ’57, 11 Bayberry Lane, PO Box 132, Spruce Head, ME 04859, is retired. She is a master gardener. Barbara is a volunteer at the Farnsworth Art Museum and Rockland Congregational Church. She has traveled to Austria, England, and Scotland. She is married to David Noyes, ’51.
Robert Olson, ’57, 17815 Fernway Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122, retired as a purchasing manager for BP Oil Co. He worked for Standard Oil Co. and British Petroleum for 35 years. He has traveled to England and Scotland. He has also taken three cruises on the QE2. Robert is a member of United Protestant Campus Ministries of Cleveland. He earned his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. Robert and his wife, Betty, have two children, including Robert Olson, ’90.
Dick Osgood, ’57, 1265 Golden Way, Los Altos, CA 94024, both ’57, continues to do fine antique clock restorations and participates in local car shows. He also mentors local high school students. Dick earned a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford. His wife, Sue Stevens Osgood, ’57, is active in her church. She also enjoys quilting and participating in book groups. They enjoy visiting with their children in Half Moon Bay, CA, and Santa Fe, NM. They have been married 50 years. They celebrated in 2006 with their children and grandchildren at the Stanford Alpine Chalet at Lake Tahoe.
Charles Paukstis, ’57, 502 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, is a director and treasurer of the Mason County Historical Society. He is also president of the Rotary Club of Ludington. Charles earned an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and is a CPA. He has traveled with Elderhostels. Charles and his wife, Glenna VanderMeer Paukstis, ’59, have a daughter, Sarah Paukstis, ’92.
Marjory Burden Priest, ’57, 11054 Botsford Lane, Petoskey, MI 49770, is retired following a 25-year teaching career. She is a volunteer at Belleville Schools and in her grandchildren’s classes. She has followed the travels of two of Paul’s missionary journeys to Greece, Italy, and Turkey. She has also traveled to other parts of Europe, Egypt, New Zealand, and Austalia. She and her husband, Donald Priest, ’58, have been married for 50 years. They have two children, Julie Priest Skelton, ’80, and Mark Priest, ’83, and four grandchildren.
Robert Probst, ’57, 519 E. Diamond St., Kendallville, IN 46755-2264, is a retired circuit court judge for the State of Indiana, serving for 24 years. He is now a senior judge, serving judges throughout northeastern Indiana. Robert serves on the board of the Noble County Community Foundation. He is an automobile maintenance crew volunteer for the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, and serves on the board of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, both located in Auburn, IN. Robert was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash by the governor of Indiana for service to Indiana citizens.
Judy Baur Pugh, ’57, 2018 Linwood, Royal Oak, MI 48073, is a parish visitor for First Presbyterian Church in Royal Oak. She served for six years on the board for the Village of Redford through Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. Judy has traveled to Israel and Europe. She has two children, including Karen Pugh Kline, ’83 (married to Kevin Kline, ’81), and five grandchildren, including Jeffrey Kline, ’10.
Yvonne Yinger Quinlan, ’57, 1 Easley Loop, Greenwood, AR 72936, is a volunteer at her church. She earned a master’s degree from Garrett Seminary in 1959. Yvonne and her husband, Dick, have served churches in South Carolina and Iowa. They retired in 1994. They spend three months each summer at the original Yinger cottage on Lake Louise. They have three children, one grandson, and three great-grandsons.
Lawrence Read, ’57, 385 Heim Rd., Getzville, NY 14068, is retired. He is a member of the Rotary Club and a past member of the Williamsville Business Association. He has traveled all over Europe.
Sue Salm, ’57, 18 Harborview Court, Unit 5D, Blue Hill, ME 04614, is now retired, after having worked as a secretary, as an editorial-production assistant for the University of Chicago Press, and as a graphic designer. She was a leader in organizing the clerical workers union at the University of Minnesota and served as a precinct captain for the Democratic Farmer Labor Party. She writes poetry and designs her own books, cards, and signs. She is active in the Episcopal Church. Her favorite book from childhood is The Story of Ferdinand, the first “refusenik.”
Paul Scheibner, ’57, 631 Nixon Blvd., Roscommon, MI 48653, is a retired United Methodist clergyman. He does volunteer work in Progreso, Mexico, each winter. Paul and his wife, Elaine, spend their winters in Texas, and their summers at Higgins Lake. They have two children, including Karen Scheibner Trubitt, ’87.
Stanford Smith, ’57, 119 Fern Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, is a professor emeritus of chemistry and radiology at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Stanford has traveled to Pakistan, Europe, and Alaska. He earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He is married to Beth Church.
R. Jerome Timmons, ’57, 401 Wilderness Rd., Marysville, OH 43040, is retired. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He is married to Barbara Wells Timmons, ’59.
Pat Wolff Tollefsrud, ’57, 1821 Meadows Circle, Rockford, IL 61108, retired as the community services director for the City of Rockford. She is involved with the Unitarian Universalist Church, the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness, and the local FEMA board. Pat organizes trips for the Center for Learning in Retirement at the local community college. She and her husband, Dean, have taken 51 trips through Elderhostel.
Annalieda TenHave Tuck, ’57, 1738 Ten Mile Rd., Comstock Park, MI 49321. She is married to Lyle Tuck. Her son is John Brundage, ’87.
George Vivlamore, ’57, 702 San Doval Place, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, retired after 42 years with State Farm Insurance. He is married to Linda.
Joyce Tweedie Walker, ’57, 676 Canterbury Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, taught elementary school for 12 years and spent six years as a substitute teacher. She is a volunteer at St. John Hospital. Joyce has traveled to Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles, Europe, and Hong Kong. She is a member of AAUW and is active in the United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Walter, have been married for 42 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Elizabeth Spahr Webber, ’57, 11975 Drew Rd., Alto, MI 49302, volunteers for a food pantry and various other work projects. She also volunteers as an elementary teacher. Elizabeth was named Woman of the Year for the Lowell Women’s Club. She was president of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Michigan Association of Children with Learning Disabilities. She has traveled throughout the United States. Elizabeth and her husband, G. Robert Webber, ’56, have been married 51 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Faye Wilkinson, ’57, 7525 S.W. 256th St., Vashon, WA 98070, retired 10 years ago after teaching in Michigan and California. She also taught abroad for the U.S. military, in Tokyo, Japan, and Augsburg, Germany. Faye spent the last 14 years working as a support services contractor at Ames Research Center, part of NASA. A supporter of feminist causes in the United States and around the world, she is a member of the League of Women Voters and the AAUW. Faye recently took a cruise of the Greek isles, and a tour of Turkey. She earned her master’s degree.
Karen Hall Wilkinson, ’57, 24 Lash Up Lane, Salem, SC 29676, is retired. She volunteers as the “Dolphin Lady” for Oconee County Public Schools, where she was named Volunteer of the Year. Karen is a silver life master member of the American Contract Bridge League. She was named Northville Schools Educator of the Year. Karen and her husband, Bill Wilkinson, ’52, have traveled to Europe, Central America, South America, Tonga, New Zealand, Russia, and Tahiti.
Gil Witt, ’57, 6757 Cascade S.E. #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-6849, and his wife, Stephanie Culver Witt, ’59, own their own business, Kitchens by Stephanie. Their daughter is Katrina Witt Ward, ’80.
D. June McKinsey Zicari, ’57, 99 Sagamore Dr., Rochester, NY 14617, retired as an elementary school teacher for Penfield Central School District. She is now a volunteer teacher at Dayton’s Corners School, an Historic Landmark one-room school built in 1857. This past year, 89 fourth-grade classes from 26 schools spent a school day as they did in 1857, reading from McGuffey readers and learning disciplines of the day. June is a member of AAUW, the Rochester alumnae group of Alpha Xi Delta, the Irondequoit Historical Society, and the Irondequoit Art Club. June earned her master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1963. She has traveled throughout the United States. She and her husband, Dick, enjoy spending time with their family.
Bradley Zuver, ’57, 1165 Nimitz Lane, Foster City, CA 94404, retired in 1987 from AT&T. He previously worked for Pacific Telephone and the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. He served in the U.S. Army, where he bunked down the hall from Elvis Presley during basic training. Bradley and his wife, Jennifer, have traveled extensively throughout the United States and on six continents. They belong to the local yacht club. They have also done volunteer work for the city of Foster City. They have three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.