We remember our lost brothers and sisters in Christ and pray for the day we are all reunited with our Heavenly Father.
Faculty and Staff
Margaret N. (Roos) Barnhart, Staff, died on June 4, 2022, in Elk Grove, California. She was born on August 17, 1929, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Margaret, while living in Angwin, had charge of purchasing for Pacific Union College’s Food Service. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Skinner, Christine Tua, and Phyllis Hernandez; by her three grandchildren and her four great-grandchildren.
Robert “Bob” Lloyd Ash, Att. ’60s, a church pastor and builder, died on June 12, 2022, in College Place, Washington. He was born on September 2, 1944, in Corvallis, Oregon. Bob was known as a creative thinker and master craftsman, a dreamer and a doer, with wide-ranging and exceptional abilities. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jan Thompson; by his three children, Amy, Christian, and Eric; and by seven grandchildren.
Ludim Amelia Guzman-Camacho, ’74, a nurse, died on April 14, 2022, in Palm Springs, California. She was born on June 13, 1953, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ludium is survived by her husband, Elver Camacho; by her daughters, Melissa Comacho, Meghan Comacho-Culligan; and Michelle Comacho Liu; and by five grandchildren.
Leona “Fern” Chamberlain, Att. ’50s, a retired nurse, died on May 23, 2022. She was born on December 19, 1931, in Chowchilla, California. From 1978 Fern worked at the St. Helena Seventh-day Hospital until her retirement at the age of 78. Fern is survived by her daughter, Pauline Truschan; by her three grandchildren, her eight great-grandchildren, and by her great-great-grandchild, Jocelyn.
Lloyd Reinhold Dietrich, Att. ’40s, died April 9, 2022. He was born on April 29, 1923. Lloyd is survived by his wife, LaBreta Dietrich; by his daughter, Pam Dietrich; and by his son, David Dietrich.
Jean Jeannette Douglas, Att. ’50s, died on June 20, 2022, in Idaho. She was born on November 18, 1932, in Parma, Idaho. Jean attended Pacific Union College and the College of Idaho, from which school she received a degree in education. Following her graduation, Jean enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She is survived by her daughters, Dottie Blackwell, Jennifer Sowers, and Sue Hill, and numerous grandchildren.
Leslie Goodwin, ’52, ’54, long-time Seventh-day Adventist educator, died on January 28, 2022, in Sonora, California. He was born on August 22, 1927, with his twin brother, Norman Goodwin, ’54. A veteran of sea service in the U.S. Merchant Marine, and military service in the U.S. Army, Leslie taught young people at Valley Grande Academy in Weslaco, Texas; and at Armona (Calif.) Academy, before serving for 30 years as a Bible and history teacher at Monterey Bay Academy near Watsonville, California. For years Leslie also served as a chaplain in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Leslie is survived by his daughter, Pam Palmer; by his son, Paul; and by his five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Samuel V. Gramlich, Jr., ’53, ’64, a minister and educator of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, died on March 23, 2022, in Placerville, California. He was born in October 1927. Samuel spent much of his life in the ministry and in the educational system of the church. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; by his four children, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
John L. Krueger, ’62, ’68, died on October 21, 2021. He was born on December 16, 1940, in Township 147, Range 88 on an Indian Reservation in North Dakota. John is survived by his wife, Harriette; by his stepchildren, Marla Marin, and Anthony Benick; by four-step grandchildren, and by one step-great-grandchild.
Kathryn Louise (Thompson) Lockwood, ’65, died on March 29, 2022. She was born on February 10, 1943. Kathryn worked for the Los Banos (Calif.) High School District.
Dawn Michelle Lowe, ’93, a nurse, died on September 25, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona. She was born in Napa, California, on April 8, 1971. Dawn spent her career mostly in home health care, and she was a supervisor in the downtown Tuscon office of Care Well. In 2021 she was a Clinical Manager of the Year recipient. Dawn is survived by her parents, Harper and Mary Ann Dietz; by her sister and brother-in-law Tracy and Patrick Lynch.
Pauline Glee Maxwell, ’47, died on September 30, 2022, in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was born on March 4, 1925, in Lodi, California. Pauline was the wife of well-known Adventist educator C. Mervyn Maxwell, and the daughter-in-law of widely-read author Arthur S. Maxwell.
John A. Mooy, ’68, a Seventh-day Adventist teacher and school principal, died on February 7, 2022. He was born on August 4, 1945, in Oakland, California. A veteran of military service in the U.S. Army, John taught for more than 30 years in elementary and high school grades and performed other duties at Mother Lode Adventist Junior Academy in Sonora, California. He also served as a teacher, and for six years was the principal of Hawaiian Mission Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired and moved to Sonora in 2014, where he started a support group for people with Parkinson’s disease. John is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Alisa Mooy, April Stemler, and Shawn Mooy; by his five grandchildren; and by his sister, Mary Mooy.
Luthea “Lue” Eleanore (Estey) Owens, ’48, a nurse, died on May 8, 2022, in Vancouver, Washington. She was born on March 2, 1923, in Thornapple, Wisconsin. Lue earned her RN degree in 1945 at the White Memorial School of Nursing in Los Angeles, California, before earning her BS degree in nursing from Pacific Union College. She married Arthur Owens, who became an Indian Health Service physician. From 1959 to 1970 they served as Seventh-day Adventist missionaries in Nigeria. After their mission service, while Arthur practiced medicine in Dunlap, Tennessee, Lue worked as a nurse. They moved to Covelo, California, and, after his death, Lue lived in Idaho and then Vancouver, Washington. Lue is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Hudson; by her sons, Geoffrey, Gregory, and Douglas; by her four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Alyce J. Pudewell, ’67, a long-time Seventh-day Adventist educational leader, died on March 19, 2022, in Clive, Iowa. She served as an educator for most of her life. She was the Superintendent of Elementary Education for the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She was also the president of the Association of Adventist Women. Alyce is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
The following Pacific Union College alumni are recorded as having died by “Reflections,” the Adventist Retirement newsletter of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists:
Patricia Bietz, Att.’50s
Bill Bishop, ’52;
Douglas Brehms, Att.’60s
Robert Burgess, ’79
Vivian J. Clark, ’57, ’60
Perrie L. Cobb, ’68
Loretta M. Koenig, ’54
Lavonne Larsen, ’61
Della Maguire, ’40
Evelyn McMurry, ’65
Patricia Moore, Att.’50s
Stanley Mulder, ’68
Oren Lee Nelson, ’60
Harry B. Newer, ’64
Edward R. Phillips, ’77
J. Donald Russell, ’64
Edwin Schwisow, Att. ’70s
LeRoy E. Steck Sr., ’62, ’63
Claude B. Sterling, Staff
Raul Gonzalez Vega, ’73
D. Robert Watts, Att. ’40
Lewis C. Wilson, ’62