1981 Richard and Juleann (Howell, '82) Miller
relocated to Davenport, Iowa. Richard is
head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of
Davenport. Juleann completed her Ph.D. in
nursing and works as an assistant professor
at St. Ambrose University's School of Nursing.
Robert "Bob" Graham wrote the dialogue for
the movie House of Boys, which was filmed
in Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Morocco
from December 2008-January 2009. He still
teaches music and English in Germany.
1982 Cheryl (Morrison) Spear lives with her
husband, Tim, and her sons in Doha, Qatar,
where she teaches at the American School
1984 Dennis Salisbury has lived and worked
in Butte, Mont. for the past 14 years. He serves
on his church's parish council, the Anglican
Communion Network Council, the Montana
Academy of Family Physicians Board, Senator
Baucus' Healthcare Advisory Panel, and, until
recently, as chair of the American Academy
of Family Physicians Subcommittee on the
Assembly Scientific Program. Laura (Fry)
Goheen teaches second grade in Darrington,
Wash., and is a new grandmother. Elaine
(Paulsen) Brant retired after many years as
a teacher, psychotherapist and psychologist.
She now volunteers with the Red Cross as part
of its disaster response team. She has served
at more than 15 disaster sites, including
Oklahoma City, New Orleans, and New York City
after 9/11. Elaine was also part of a counselor
training program in Tanzania. Currently, she is
a part-time home-care chaplain through the
St. Croix Chaplaincy Association, in Stillwater,
Minn. Peter "Pete" Swicker moved to El Paso, Texas, where he works as a DEA unit chief at
the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC).
1985 Susan (Skinner) Tavernier completed
her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Utah
College of Nursing . She lives in the mountains
outside of Boise, Idaho, with her husband and
1986 Catherine (Verdier) and Michael Brown
returned to the United States in 2008 after 10
years in Central Asia.
1987 Danielle (Brown) Waite and her
family moved back to Marquette, Mich.,
for her husband's job. She has returned to
neuropsychological testing for rehabilitation
1989 Bethany (Woodard) Nettleton lives
with her husband and two sons in Michigan,
where she manages a law firm library in
Grand Rapids. Lorinda (Funk) Newton
teaches a newsletter and yearbook class
at a home-school co-op in Bellevue, Wash.
James Jones is the owner/head of the film-TV division of Premier Talent Group, a Hollywood
talent agency representing actors, producers
and professional athletes. After presenting
at a global music conference last year in
Bologna, Italy, Tim Black, a music teacher
in Okinawa, Japan, had an idea to train 45
South African music educators in collaboration
with the University of Pretoria this summer.
Black is gathering donations of money and
equipment so that teachers, who are currently
provided with just a tape deck (if they have
any equipment at all), can be outfitted
with computers and basic training in music
technology. For more information, contact him
1989 a girl, Elisabeth, to Karen (Dusek) and
Scott Longacre, April 28, 2008
1989 a boy, Marc Robert, to Darrin and Ariane
Schmidt, March 9
Charles Burke, x'80, passed away Jan. 27.
He was highly decorated by the U.S. Air Force,
then went on to work in hospital administration.
One of his greatest joys was helping to raise
his grandsons. He is survived by his wife,
eight children, and other family. Margaret
"M.J." Maguire, '82, passed away Dec. 6.
She dedicated her life to nursing. In her spare
time, she loved traveling throughout the U.S.
and Ireland. M.J. is survived by three sisters
and other family. Roger Samsel, '85, died
Sept. 1, 2002. Helen (Elbert) Keller, '80,
died June 25, 2008. She taught nursing at
Deaconess Hospital, in Spokane, and was a
nursing supervisor at the Spokane VA Medical
Center for 22 years. She retired to care for her
grandchildren and to volunteer at the Loon Lake
Food Bank and Deer Park Senior Center. Helen is survived by three children and other family.