Laura Salerno Owens, attorney at Barran Liebman, has been awarded the Oregon New Lawyers Division’s Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012. The award was presented at the ONLD’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 2 at the Governor Hotel. She is a 9th Circuit lawyer representative for the District of Oregon and is the co-chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Oregon Federal Bar Association.
Phylis Myles is the 2012 recipient of the Oregon Women Lawyers Katherine H. O’Neil Volunteer Service Award. Myles has been a member of the OWLs Foundation board since 2002 and was president from 2010 to 2011. She is also a founding board member of OWLs, serving more than eight years on its board and as president from 1995 to 1996. She also serves as the president of the Portland Gay Men’s Choir, among other activities.
Peter O. Watts has received the Daily Journal of Commerce2012 Up & Coming Lawyer Award, which recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated a commitment to the legal profession and the community and who have passed the bar examination within the last 10 years. Watts practices business law at Jordan Ramis in Lake Oswego, where he assists clients with tax and general business issues including local government law and debt negotiation.
David Frohnmayer, along with his wife, Lynn, has been selected by the American Society of Hematology as recipient of the organization’s Outstanding Service Award for 2012. The Frohmayers are co-founders of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. Dave Frohnmayer served as attorney general for Oregon for three terms, from 1981 to 1991, served as president of the University of Oregon from 1994 to 2009, and currently serves as of counsel at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Eugene. The prestigious award is presented by American Society of Hematology to recognize consummate leadership on issues of importance to hematology research and practice. The award announcement honors the Frohnmayers’ vision in founding the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and recognizes their considerable advocacy work.
Stoel Rives has received a rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index and is listed as one of its “Best Places to Work.” The report provides a detailed review of policies and practices by U.S. businesses regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Stoel Rives is among only 71 law firms nationwide to achieve the 100 percent ranking.
Richard M. Glick, chair of the natural resources practice at Davis Wright Tremaine, has been named co-chair of the Environment and Economic Development Committee of Oregon Business Association. The committee develops policy and legislative recommendations to the business association’s board of directors. Glick focuses his practice on environmental, water, and energy law, representing businesses and local governments in a wide range of environmental matters.
Emil R. Berg, a member of the Oregon and Idaho bars who practices in both states from his office in Boise, presented a CLE program on Differences Between Idaho and Oregon State Court Practices and Procedures at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section.
Stoel Rives has been honored with the 2012 Sustainable Law Office Leadership Award by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section. The award was presented to the firm by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer at a ceremony at Stoel Rives’ Portland offices in November. The firm was honored for leadership in sustainable office practices.
Román D. Hernández, shareholder in the Portland office Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, will be the 2013 recipient of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association’s Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award. Hernández will be honored at the OHBA annual award dinner Feb. 15.
Trung Tu was recently inducted as Northwest regional governor at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He is a partner at McEwen Gisvold in Portland, where he specializes in business litigation, legal malpractice defense and employment law. He will sit on the NAPABA board of governors for a two-year term.
Caroline Lobdell was awarded the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Top Industry Promoter Award this past year. Lobdell serves as executive director of the Western Resources Legal Center, a nonprofit legal education program affiliated with the Lewis & Clark Law School. Lobdell also recently joined the Lewis & Clark Law School Board of Visitors.
Eugene Attorney Pete Sorenson, celebrating 30 years as an OSB member this year, was recently re-elected for fourth term as Lane County Commissioner. He is a former Oregon state senator and practices personal injury law.
Water and environmental lawyer Peter Mohr has been elected to the board of trustees of the Oregon State Parks Foundation. Mohr is a member of Tonkon Torp’s water law, energy and environmental and natural resources practice groups. Much of his practice focuses on assisting public and private sector clients with matters involving water supply and management permitting, compliance, protection and transactions. A frequent speaker and writer on water related matters, he serves on Metro’s oversight committee, which monitors the regional government’s use of bond funds made available for property acquisitions under its natural areas program.
Allison Horak has joined People Development Systems of Folsom, Calif., where she will assist management and HR to enhance employee performance through consulting, coaching and customized training. She is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, and has worked as a sole practitioner and consultant since 1997 in both Oregon and California.
Patrick Melendy joined Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox & Melendy at the end of 2011. His practice continues to focus on family law and criminal prosecution. This year, Joseph Leahy and William Van Vactor are of counsel and will continue to share their experience with client s in various areas, including government law, real estate and land use. Also, Mary Bridget Smith and Kay Hyde-Patton are now partners. Smith will continue to focus on local government, real property and employment law. Hyde-Patton represents private clients in estate planning, estate administration and business law. Read more at http://www.emeraldlaw.com.
Paul Migchelbrink has been appointed chair of Farleigh Wada Witt’s real estate practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, business, intellectual property and commercial lending. In his real estate practice, Migchelbrink handles a wide array of matters including representing buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of real property, landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, and developers and property owners involved in commercial and residential development projects.
Meagan Masten has joined Hurley Re, located in Bend’s Old Mill District, as an associate in the firm’s land use and real estate practice. Masten gained experience in land use while clerking at the Clackamas County Counsel’s office, the Land Use Board of Appeals and in private practice. She received her J.D. from Willamette College of Law. She worked as a wildlife biologist prior to attending law school.
Linda Ratcliffe has joined the Bend firm of Hurley Re as a new associate. Ratcliffe’s practice focuses on issues facing seniors, people with disabilities and those who care for them. She provides assistance with estate planning, protective proceedings (guardianships and conservatorships) and planning for incapacity and long-term care, as well and probate and trust administration.
Jonathan P. Benson has joined the Portland area office of Vigilant – Counsel for Employers. His practice is focused on employment & labor law and HR solutions for employers. Previously, Benson was the executive director of the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners.
Brandon Horvath recently joined St. Charles Health System in Bend as assistant general counsel. Previous to the move, he served as assistant general counsel for Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis.
Tonkon Torp has added three associates to the firm. Claire E. Brown joins the firm’s business department. A 2012 graduate of Vanderbilt University, she earned a law degree and an MBA, with a concentration in finance. Brown was a dean’s scholar and an officer in the International Law Society, Legal Aid Society and a participant in the Vanderbilt in Venice International Law Program. She completed legal internships with a Vanderbilt professor in Nashville, Mentor Graphics in Portland and as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp. Molly Honoré is a member of the firm’s litigation department. She graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2012 with a certificate in business law. Honoré was articles editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review and was selected by law school faculty for induction into the Cornelius Honor Society. A summer associate at Tonkon Torp in 2011, she previously served as a summer law clerk to the Special Litigation Unit of the Oregon Department of Justice. Matthew Joseph also has joined the firm’s business department following his 2012 graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School. He was a summer associate at the firm for two consecutive summers and was a Keller Law and Entrepreneurship Scholar.
Jennifer B. Todd announces that she has returned to the practice of law in Salem, having left her job as a legal writing professor at the Willamette law school. Her practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, probate mediation and arbitration and adoptions. Her new office is located at 1855 Fairgrounds Road N.E., Suite 300, Salem, OR 97302; phone: (503) 967.1550; email: JBT@JenniferBTodd.com.
Peenesh Shah and Jordan Silk have joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as associates in the firm’s Portland office. Shah focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation. Previously he served as a judicial law clerk, first for the Hon. Raymond T. Lyons at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, and then for the Hon. Susan P. Graber at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Prior to attending law school, he served two years as a medic in the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. Silk focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters in the firm’s product litigation group. Previously he served for two years as the judicial law clerk to the Hon. Rives Kistler, associate justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Adam Starr has joined Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf as an associate. Starr is a commercial litigator specializing in real estate and business disputes. Most recently, Starr was a litigation associate with Miller Starr Regalia, a California real estate law firm, where he represented clients in many complex commercial and business litigation matters, including disputes involving construction finance, secured contracts, lien priority and mechanic’s liens, title insurance, eminent domain, and federal and state environmental issues.
Jack Isselmann has joined the Greenbrier Companies as director of corporate relations and communications. He will lead the company’s interaction with political officials and candidates and provide strategic direction on legislative matters. Isselmann will also assume public affairs responsibilities and will act as the company’s interface in local communities where Greenbrier has operations. He will also direct Greenbrier’s charitable contributions program and manage company media relations and internal communication programs. Isselmann most recently was a partner at Tonkon Torp and head of its Oregon government relations practice group.
Barran Liebman welcomes Samuel Hernandez as an associate attorney. Hernandez represents business owners and management in a range of employment law matters. He serves on the boards of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Network and the Beaverton Education Foundation. He has been a member of the Oregon Army National Guard since 1999, and, with the rank of captain, continues to serve as an operations officer and plans officer while practicing law full time.
Caroline “Carrie” MacLaren has joined the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development as deputy director. She began her new appointment Sept. 10. MacLaren has a long tenure working with the Oregon’s land use program, both in the private sector and with public interest organizations. Most recently, she was an attorney at Black Helterline, representing clients in all phases of the land use entitlement and development process. She also worked as a staff attorney at 1000 Friends of Oregon, where her primary focus was farm and forest land protection, and as a real estate attorney with Miller Nash. Throughout her legal career, she as served on local and state work groups concerning land use policy and development.
Christopher R. Page has joined Hershner Hunter as an associate. Page graduated from the the University of Oregon School of Law in 2010, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Oregon Law Review and the chair of the Pro Bono Board. Before moving back to Eugene and joining the firm, he spent two years clerking for the Hon. Rex Armstrong on the Oregon Court of Appeals. His practice will focus on matters in the litigation and business transactions practice groups.
Jennilyn K. Aston has joined Hershner Hunter. She is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law with a certificate in law and business. During law school, she spent two terms serving as an extern clerk to Associate Justice Martha Walters of the Oregon Supreme Court. Her primary focus will be in the business transactions and litigation practice groups.
Bullard Law welcomes Daniel L. Rowan as an associate. Rowan specializes in public sector law, collective bargaining and labor arbitration. He frequently represents clients in hearings before the Oregon Employee Relations Board as well as leading training sessions on labor and employment topics.
Kellye T. Wise in October became vice president of human resources and labor for Roseburg Forest Products in Roseburg. He had been consulting services director for HR Answers in Tualatin since 2008, and was previously with Vigilant Counsel for 24 years before that. Roseburg Forest Products is an Oregon-based wood products company with 17-plus manufacturing locations in the Pacific Northwest and southeast United States, employing approximately 2,500 people.
Carl Neil, a long-time partner at Lindsay Hart Neil Weigler, is starting a solo practice on Jan. 1. His practice will focus on document drafting and maritime law. Any referrals and conflicts are welcome and he is available to consult or “second chair” on matters being handled by other lawyers. He will practice from his present office located at 1300 S.W. 5th Ave., Suite 3400, Portland, OR 97201; phone: (503) 226-7677; fax: (503) 226-7697. His new email address will be email@example.com.
Stoll Berne has named Jennifer Wagner as a shareholder. Wagner represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, including securities and financial fraud litigation, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, class actions and employment matters. She joined the firm in 2002 after graduating first in her class from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Benjamin Leedy has joined Stoll Berne as an associate attorney. With seven years experience in commercial real estate transactions, Leedy adds depth to the firm’s growing real estate and business law group. He frequently advises clients in connection with real property purchase and sale transactions, office, retail and industrial leases, and secured lending transactions, including loan originations, loan modifications, workouts and deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
A group of shareholders at Gevurtz Menashe recently purchased from the Bill Naito Co., the historic Fleischner-Mayer Building, located at 115 N.W. First Ave., in the Old Town section of downtown Portland. The purchase price was $6 million and includes the adjoining parking lot. Once renovations are complete in early 2013, the firm will move its offices from the nearby U.S. Bancorp Building, with plans to occupy two floors. The building will receive a substantial modernization, including the build-out of the firm’s office space on the fourth and fifth floors, along with common area improvements. The 38,000 square foot Fleischner-Mayer Building was completed in 1906, designed by noted Portland architect Edgar Lazarus. It was built as an office and warehouse relating to the waterfront commerce located just blocks away. In the 1920s, the dry goods firm of Fleischner-Mayer Company occupied the building. In the following decade it served as the Armory Annex and was home field artillery manual drills. In the ’50s and ’60s, the building housed Norcrest China Co., a wholesale chinaware importer operated by Naito family. In the late 1970s, the interior was renovated and adapted for a ground-floor restaurant and offices above.
Ryan W. Collier has opened a new location in Salem. He recently purchased Dr. James Long’s Eye Clinic building. The extensive interior and exterior remodel was conducted by Pence N.W. Construction and Studio 3 Architecture. The law practice will be called Collier Law and practice exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration and guardianship. The telephone number, post office box, website and email address will remain the same. The new office is located at 1020 Liberty Street S.E., Salem, OR 97302; phone (503) 485-7224; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony Rothenfluch has joined Carr Butterfield as of counsel. Rothenfluch advises investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, broker dealers, registered representatives, other entities and investors on regulatory compliance matters and securities transactions. He previously served as an enforcement officer with the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities.
Dan Peterson has joined Cosgrave Vergeer Kester as an associate in the business litigation practice group. His practice encompasses all areas of commercial and real estate litigation with particular experience protecting creditors’ rights and pursuing remedies, both inside and outside bankruptcy court. Previously, he was in private practice and before that served as a law clerk with the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice.
David W. Richardson is leaving Schwindt Richardson after six years to found PDX Law Group. His practice will continue to focus on real estate litigation and transactions, business law, bankruptcies and other debtor/creditor issues. His office has moved to 1200 S.W. Morrison St., Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97205.
Jeff Hinman has joined the litigation department of Karnopp Petersen as its newest associate. Hinman joined the firm in 2012 after spending more than two years as an assistant district attorney for Lane County, where he gained considerable trial experience. He earned his J.D., in 2006 at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. He focuses on business, commercial and employment litigation.
Meng Ouyang has joined Hecht & Norman as an associate attorney. Ouyang will focus her practice in the areas of immigration law and intellectual property. She obtained her law degree from the University of Oregon in 2010 and worked as a law clerk for Judge Charles Carlson at the Lane County Circuit Court for two years. As an immigrant from China, she brings compassion and experience to the immigrant community. Her intellectual property practice will focus on patent and trademark procurement and client counseling.
Lilian Bier of Bier Family Law has moved to 8705 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Suite 380, Beaverton, OR 97008.
PECI, a nonprofit energy efficiency consulting firm, has appointed Joe Mattoon as general counsel and head of the legal department. Mattoon previously served as general counsel at Rogue Ales & Spirits and had a business transactions practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. PECI has also appointed Justin Cabrera as associate general counsel. Cabrera previously was an adjunct professor at Portland Community College and an associate general counsel at Nike.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt recently expanded its board of directors in a recent election. For a number of years, the board composition included five directors. According to Mark Long, managing shareholder, the recent move to eight directors is a commitment to firm growth throughout the region. President Dave Bartz and Long were reaffirmed as co-leaders of the firm, a model that has been in place for more than a decade. The new directors who are OSB members include shareholder Troy Greenfield (Seattle) and Joel Parker (Portland), who join shareholders Jill Gelineau (Portland), Kevin Kerstiens (Portland) and Bert Markovich (Seattle) to comprise the newly expanded board of directors.
Heather McNamee has joined Gibson Peabody. Her practice will focus on the representation of construction contractors and building product manufacturers in construction defect and product liability litigation. She earned her J.D., from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2000, and will be operating the firm’s Oregon office in West Linn.
Fred Granum has been appointed as the president and CEO of the Portland State University Foundation. Granum previously served as special counsel to the Oregon attorney general. In his 18-month appointment, Granum served Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Attorney General John Kroger in their efforts to promote a more positive business climate in Oregon.
Watkinson Laird Rubenstein Baldwin & Burgess announces that James R. Dole, John J. Christianson and Jane M. Yates have become shareholders of the firm. Dole will continue to serve clients in southern Oregon as he opens the firm’s new office in Grants Pass. He practices in the areas of business transactions, real estate, estate planning and litigation. Christianson recently rejoined the firm and is practicing in the firm’s Portland office. His focus is in estate planning and business law. Yates joined the firm in 2011 and will continue practicing in the areas of real estate, business and trademark law.
Jim Huegli is returning to practice with his son, Todd Huegli, and Rhett Fraser. They have formed a new firm, Huegli Fraser Law. With a combined 45-plus years of experience in civil and criminal law, the new firm will focus on medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and criminal defense. Their website is www.hueglifraserlaw.com.
Jennifer Middleton has joined Johnson, Johnson, Larson & Schaller as its newest shareholder. Middleton represents individuals and select employers in employment and civil rights matters. She has served with the ACLU national office in New York City and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. She entered private practice in 2004 and has practiced in the Eugene area since 2007.
Britta E. Warren has joined Black Helterline as an associate. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Warren has represented debtors in reorganization proceedings as well as local banks and credit unions in bankruptcy and state court litigation. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law.
Lake Oswego trial lawyer Larry Peterson has joined Glazer & Associates in Lake Oswego, where he will be of counsel. Peterson has practiced in the Lakeside Plaza building overlooking Lakewood Bay since 1984, with emphasis on personal injury, divorce and civil litigation. Peterson has 28 years of service in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, having served as an officer for Operation Just Cause, as a JAG officer in Haiti and as a commander in Bosnia and Kosovo. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2007 while serving as assistant staff judge advocate for Special Operations Command.
Clifford (Cliff) S. Davidson has joined Sussman Shank as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. A commercial litigator with jury trial and appellate experience, Davidson has handled a broad range of matters from complex commercial litigation to First Amendment and employment litigation. He is coauthor of a treatise on privacy law and has advised numerous clients — including small businesses and Fortune 50 companies — on state, federal and international data privacy and employment laws.
Ball Janik welcomes Kelly A. Struhs as a partner in its real estate practice group. Struhs has over a decade of real estate experience, practicing at local firms as well as serving as former in-house counsel at Pacific Realty Associates (PacTrust). Her practice is focused on commercial real estate transactions. She represents buyers, sellers, developers and borrowers in transactions involving shopping centers, office buildings, industrial and multifamily properties. Read more at www.balljanik.com.
Mark Turner has joined the business litigation practice group of Cosgrave Vergeer Kester as of counsel. Turner brings with him more than 25 years of experience, during which time he has tried more than 100 cases to verdict or decision in the courts, before administrative law judges and panels, and in arbitration. His practice focuses on business, commercial and employment litigation. He represents clients in matters involving securities regulation, shareholders’ rights and corporate governance, contract disputes, real estate, business torts, intellectual property and employment relationships, among other issues.
Barran Liebman welcomes Kyle Abraham as an associate attorney. Abraham’s practice focuses on representing employers in labor and employment law matters. He previously was an officer in the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Judge Advocate General Corps for six years. During that time, he served as a labor and employment attorney, military defense counsel and military prosecutor. He continues to serve as a JAG officer in Oregon Air National Guard with the rank of major.
Jackson Lewis has added two attorneys to its growing Portland office. Sarah J. Ryan and Yael A. Lviny, formerly with Ball Janik, have joined the firm as partner and associate, respectively. Ryan, who chaired Ball Janik’s labor and employment group, has been in private practice in Portland for over 25 years. Her main areas of practice are employment law and complex commercial litigation. She is a frequent speaker on employment topics, including claims avoidance, reductions-in-force and legally-mandated leaves. Livny’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and litigation. She counsels clients on a broad range of labor and employment matters and defends employers in claims involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment and other workplace grievances. She previously held associate positions at the Washington, D.C., offices of both Cooley LLP and Fried Frank Harris Shriver Jacobson.
Michael Wetzel, a partner at Fitzwater Meyers and a Judge Advocate General officer in the Oregon National Guard, has been elected Clackamas County Circuit Court judge. His practice focused on estate planning and administration, business, real estate matters, tax controversies and tax litigation before being elected to the bench. For the National Guard, Maj. Wetzel is the senior trial defense counsel for soldiers in separation and disciplinary matters. Wetzel previously served on the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission.
Bowman and Brooke announces that Andrija Samardzich has been hired as an associate in the Phoenix office. Samardzich concentrates his practice on defending motor vehicle manufacturers across the country against product liability claims involving rollover/roof-crush, crashworthiness and restraint systems.
Beth Bagley has been elected to the Deschutes County Circuit Court, the first elected Asian Pacific American elected to the bench in Deschutes County history. Bagley has served with the Deschutes County district attorney’s office for more than 10 years. She is a long-time member of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is serving her second term on its board. She also is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon State Bar Local Professional Responsibility Committee, Bend-La Pine School District and J.R. Campbell Inns of Court.
Dianne Dailey died Nov. 22, 2012, in Denver, Colo. She was 62.
Dianne Kay Halverson Dailey was born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Great Falls, Mont. She received a bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration from Portland State University and a law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Throughout her legal career, she was affiliated with Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland, where she served in a number of leadership positions, was a highly respected litigator and counselor and was a treasured mentor to many young lawyers.
She is remembered for many volunteer contributions in the Portland community, including the spearheading of successful toy drives and fundraisers during the holiday season. She devoted many years of leadership service to the American Bar Association, becoming the first woman chair of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section, as well as chair of the ABA Section Officers Conference.
After retiring from law practice and moving to Denver in 2007, Dailey served as a docent at the Denver Art Museum, visited hospice patients with her Yorkshire Terrier, studied Italian, attended cooking school in Italy, and continued to entertain her friends and family with her characteristic flair. She shared a love of travel, art, reading and cooking with friends, colleagues and family.
Survivors include a half-brother, two sisters, two nephews and a niece.
Jacqui Koch died Dec. 13, 2012, surrounded by many longtime friends only weeks after a cancer diagnosis. She was 63.
Jacqueline L. Koch was born March 23, 1949, in Bridgeport, Conn. She graduated from Reed College in 1970 with a double major in theater and English, and received her master’s of arts in teaching in 1971.
Koch is remembered for her top-notch Shakespearean acting. She taught school, then worked for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, where she discovered her skill at legal analysis. That prompted her to earn a doctor of jurisprudence in 1987 from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. She clerked for the Oregon Court of Appeals, and she dedicated herself to employment law, family law and appellate law. She had also been a wife and homemaker.
Her love of arts and crafts blossomed in recent years, and she threw herself into Portland Community College courses in calligraphy, drawing, book making and painting, where she gathered many new friends.
Survivors include a sister, two brothers, and three nephews.