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Class of 1965

  • 09/29/2020

    Roger C. Germundson JD ’65 died peacefully on March 7, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 86.

    Roger was born May 4, 1933, in Hope, North Dakota, the son of Clarence and Millie Germundson. His father died from cancer December 31, 1939; had he lived just a few hours longer, his widow would have become eligible to receive social security. To make it possible for the family to get by during the Depression, Roger was sent to live with various relatives throughout his childhood. By the time he was 10, he was a regular farm hand and could drive a tractor, weed crops, stack wood, herd sheep, milk cows, and haul manure.

    In 1951 Roger joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, specializing in heavy equipment. After serving in Korea and Japan for four years, he made his way to Oregon, where his first job there entailed mechanical work and running a Marion rig that laid riprap in the Willamette River. Roger also worked in construction and insurance before eventually becoming an attorney in 1967. He practiced law in Gresham, Oregon, his entire career.

    Roger married Donna Jacobsen and they had four children. He and his second wife, Jackie Collicott, purchased land and a home in Troutdale, Oregon, where they loved hosting their grandchildren for sleepovers, pool parties, camping, and other fun activities. They enjoyed travel and visited destinations all over the United States via motor home. The couple also were very active with the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers for many years. After Jackie’s prolonged illness and subsequent death, Roger met with one of her good friends to pass along some photos. He and Donna Nichols hit it off and spent a few years traveling together before marrying in May of 2019.

    Ambition was one of Roger’s hallmarks. Always on the go, he could often be found with a dog at his side. He loved his family, music, and RV camping; made friends easily; and was a mentor to many. Roger did everything with passion and a commitment to success. He was very active in the community and supportive of organizations that made lives better. 

    Roger is survived by his children Cheryl Terrusa, Carl Germundson, Mary Sellers, and Curt Germundson, and his sister Ranee Svenningsen. He is preceded in death by his sister Janet Stockmoe. 

  • 05/21/2021

    Stanley “Stan” Edward Weber JD ’65 died February 9, 2019.

    Stan was born January 14, 1922, to Adam and Ida (Hammer) Weber in Portland, where he lived his entire life. He attended Benson High School and majored in journalism at the University of Oregon. He also studied at the University of Southern California before serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Stan subsequently was stationed in northern China and served during the Korean War, eventually rising to the rank of captain.

    Stan worked as a reporter and then as a columnist for the Oregon Journal, Portland’s daily evening newspaper, from 1946 to 1959. His coverage of the devastating 1948 Vanport flood in North Portland was distributed nationally. Stan became a specialist in labor-affairs reporting and eventually wrote a thrice-weekly column on labor issues.

    Stan was executive director of Oregon’s John F. Kennedy presidential election campaign and then served as regional director of information for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1961 to 1968. From 1968 until his retirement in 1983, he was a Multnomah County deputy district attorney, handling domestic relations cases.

    During his retirement, Stan was a volunteer reader of books for the blind and maintained his keen interest in current events, detective novels, history, and sports, especially collegiate football. Cheerful, conscientious, level headed, and hard working, he participated in a number of associations. He and his wife, Yvonne, had four children; one son, Bruce, predeceased him. Stan is survived by a son and two daughters, Mark Weber, Terese Weber, and Katherine Purtzer; and grandchildren Andrew, Laura, and Zach.


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