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Births

Samuel Devonshire Weeks

Samuel Devonshire on May 15, 2014, to Alison (Brown) -04- and Tim Weeks

Malachi Walter Risi

Malachi Walter on April 28, 2014 to Caitlin (Bean) -08- and Tim Risi -07-, joining big brother Ezekiel.

Eva Soraya Durfee

Eva Soraya on June 8, 2014, to Deanna (Pelletier) -99- and Kevin Durfee -99-, joining big brother Elijah.

Gideon Randolf George Samuel

Gideon Randolf George on May 21,2014 to Kristina (Scharfenberg) -02- and George Samuel, joining older brother Thaddeus, age 2.

Kenny Eastman Arthur Lee

Kenny Eastman Arthur on May 5, 2014, to Nikki (Bodenstab) -06- and Kenton Lee -07-

Nicole Elizabeth Hazen

Nicole Elizabeth on Aug. 16th, 2013 to Jennie (Allen) -06- and Toby Hazen -97-, joining brothers Bradley, Jacob and Benjamin. 

Zander Glenn Juhrs

Zander Glenn, 3 1/2, adopted on May 20, 2014, by Dena (Juhrs) -00- and Adam Juhrs -00-

Colton Thomas Gilmore

Colton Thomas on May 26, 2014 to Melissa (Robinson) -06- and Tyler Gilmore -06-

Nolan Carter Lee Raybould

Nolan Carter Lee on June 3, 2014, to Lindsay (Van De Hay) -08- and Dale Raybould -08-, joining his brother Keanan and sister Kyleigh.

Carly Renee Johnson

Carly Renee on September 16, 2013 to Erin (Sanders) -07- and Bryce Johnson -07-, joining big brother Colt James (2)

Hannah Jo Greentree

Hannah Jo on January 27, 2013, to Sarah (Stude) -00- and John Greentree -99-

Lucianne Reese Field

Lucianne Reese on March 1, 2014, to Jayci (Montgomery) -01- and Chris Field-98-, joining siblings Isabella (6) and Colton (3)

Lilian Alice Swidecki

Lilian Alice, on May 12, 2014, to Hilary (Johnson) -11- and Paul Swidecki -12-

Samuel Robert Cook

Samuel Robert on August 20, 2013, to Kristi (Trigg) -03- and Willis Cook, joining siblings Gabrielle, Annabelle, and Nathaniel 

Jathan Elliot Brito

Jathan Elliot on Jan. 9, 2013, to Alexandra and Renatto Brito -11-

Amelia Rene Nelson

Amelia Rene on April 30, 2014, to Britni (Davies) -08- and Philip Nelson -10-


Marriages

Jeremy and Emily Huard

Emily Curty -14- and Jeremy Huard on June 7, 2014, Ashland, Ore.

Megan and Joseph Gravelle

Megan Hill -07- and Joseph Gravelle on May 4, 2014, in Windemere, Florida

Kendra and Glenn Dustin

Kendra Waitley -05- and Glenn Dustin on May 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The couple will reside in Spring Hill, Tenn.

Lindsey and Jayson Helfer

Lindsey Bramson -11- and Jayson Helfer on June 27, 2014, Pasco, Wash.

Danielle and Stuart Montgomery

Danielle Rogers -11- and Stuart Montgomery -11- on April 11, 2014, in Snohomish, Wash. The couple now reside in Nampa, Idaho

Jeron and Laura Chatelain

Laura Luckey -02- and Jeron Chatelain -02- on May 3, 2014, in Selah, Wash.  The couple will reside in College Place, Wash.


Decade News

1950s and earlier

1960s

1970s

Judith (Wrightsman) Taylor –76- is retired following nearly 25 years as a clerk with the US Postal Service. Judith lives in Boise.

Frances (Tish) Huffman -76- has been hired as the CEO of Tesh, a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, nonprofit, which offers life and job skills training, counseling and child development services to Kotoenai County residents with disabilities. Since 2008, Frances served as director of special services for Coeur d'Alene School District.

Don -70- and Barbara (Kaye) -73- Climer are again enjoying part time employment in guest services with the Seattle Mariner baseball team, working for their fifth year on the lower level at Safeco Field known as The Pen.

1980s

Laura E. Burri -83- recently moved her law practice to the law firm of Morrow & Fischer, PLLC of Nampa, Idaho. She was previously a partner at Ringert Law Chartered in Boise, Idaho from 1986 to 2014.

Dan Vogt -82- has been named as the new principal at Twin Falls High School.  He has been at Twin Falls High for eight years, most recently serving as Vice-Principal.  

Patricia (Cooper) Burgess -83-, in her 30th year of teaching at the elementary level, was honored honored this spring by the Elk Grove School District as teacher of the year. Patricia is presently in a doctoral program at Univ. of the Pacific as well.

Julie vanBeek Heisey -89- , head women's basketball coach at Seattle Pacific Univ. and former NNU standout, was invited to share her experience and perspective at the Women in Sports Career Seminar, hosted by the GNAC at the Washington Covention and Trade Center in Seattle. 

1990s

Andrew Zirschky -97- graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Princeton Theological Seminary on May 24, 2014. The Doctor of Philosophy is the highest academic degree earned in theological study. Andrew lives with his wife Kristina (Hedstrom) -95- and their two children in Spring Hill, Tenn.

Lance Nelson -BA-95/MS-06- has returned to his home town of Coos Bay, Ore. with wife, Anna, and their three children Savannah (13), Isabella (10) and August (3), and taken the position of Integrated Behavioral Health Program Manager for Waterfall Community Health Centers there. Waterfall clinics operate three non-profit clinics throughout the county serving as the "safety net clinic" for those homeless, uninsured and with other barriers to medical and mental health care. 

Steve Wyborney -92- is an award-winning teacher and instructional coach. He is well known for his use of instructional technology and his passion for mathematics. In 2005, Steve was named the Oregon Teacher of the Year. He is also the author of the 25 Common Core Math Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard series for grades 1-6.

2000s

Carrie Goldsmith -01- has become a Mobilizer for Extreme Nazarene. She will be traveling around the Northwest, speaking at churches, recruiting young adults to go plant churches in South America. 

Jillian (Jenson) Viles -09- completed a Masters of Arts Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in July, 2014, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a. Jillian resides in Prineville, Oregon.

Juli Wozniak -MEd-06/13- has taken the helm at Gearhart Elementary School in the Seaside, Oregon, School District.  Juli and her family will be re-locating from Fruitland, Idaho taking with her 12 years teaching experience and two masters degrees from NNU.

Laryssa Mereszczak -05- continues to pursue her life-long dream to be a professional beach volleyball player.  She is presently ranked 33rd in individual AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) women's rankings and ninth in team rankings with her partner Megan Wallin, from Michigan State.

Scott Nelson Foster -05- has recently completed two portraits of the Patroness of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish of Schenectady, New York. The paintings celebrate the life of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a 17th century Mohawk woman, born in the Mohawk river valley of upstate New York. Images of the paintings can be viewed on Scott's blog: www.kateriportrait.blogspot.com. Foster is an Assistant Professor of Creative Arts at Siena College, and lives with his wife Katria in Albany, New York. 

Benjamin Warren -02- is one of Idaho Business Review's newest class of 40 Accomplished Under 40 in Idaho. Selections are based on professional accomplishments, leadership skills, community involvement and long term goals.  Beji is a financial consultant with Rathbone Warwick & Daly Investment Consulting in Boise.

Kevin Loosli -05- was promoted to Sergeant in the Twin Falls PD, and has been with the force since 2005. 

2010s

Michael Corbett -EDS-13- is the new principal of Oakley High School in Cassia County School District of Eastern Idaho. Michael earned an undergraduate degree at Utah State and a counseling degree from Idaho State before completeing an Education Specialist degree at NNU. Michael and his wife Jamey live in Shelly and have four children.

Jonathan Hawkins -14- has found himself in the center of a professional basketball whirlwind. In March, Hawkins went from substitute teaching in Washington D.C. to helping Jurmala in the Latvian LBL league make history.  He now heads to Gold Coast, Australia to play professional ball from September through December as part of a unique ministry opportunity. Jon will be doing full-time ministry five days a week at a Christian high school in addition to practicing with the pro team owned by the high school in an Australian league similar to the NBA-D-League.

Jordan Nicholes -14- will make his professional basketball debut playing for the Westfalen Mustangs in the second-highest professional league in Germany, following a summer working in NBC basketball camps in Alaska. 


In Memory

 

 

Phillip Wesley Sinclair Olson -55- on Aug. 5, 2104, Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Dr. Quentin Howard -42- on August 11, 2014, Meridian, Idaho

Helen Rambo -49- on August 3, 2013, Nampa, Idaho

Gary Jasper -67- on June 12, 2014, Wasilla, Alaska 

Edith Boyd -75- on July 9, 2014, Nampa, Idaho

John D. Roberts -74- on June 9, 2014, Portland, Ore.

Ruth (Cramer) Wood -55- on June 25, 2014, Nampa, Idaho

Jaylynne Twiss -MBA-07- on June 18, 2014, Paul, Idaho

Steven Eichenberger - 79- on June 17, 2014, Boise, Idaho

R. Arthur Freeman -68- on June 16, 2014, Ontario, Ore.

Peter Mangum -79- on June 15, 2014, Nampa, Idaho

Dr. Esperidion Julca -53- on June 11, 2014, Chiclayo, Peru

Doris (Skitt) Anderson -49- on May 29, 2014, Hillsboro, Ore.

Cynthia (Hicks) Benoit -74- on November 9, 2013, Eagle, Idaho

Harold D. Litsey (39) on Sept. 13, 2013, Kailua, Hawaii

Darrell Gardner -82- on May 14, 2014, Durango, Colo.

Doris (Snyder) Lisk -40- on May 22, 2014, Grants Pass, Ore.

Joan (Mangum) Chapman -41- on May 26, 2014, Nampa, Idaho 

Connie (Hill) Clark -60- on May 23, 2014, Eagle, Idaho

Ch. Chalres Hallin Jr -73- on May 8, 2014, Kansas City, Mo.

Rev. Lester Braddock -44- on April 16, 2014, Oregon City, Ore.

Genevieve Robertson -65- on May 3, 2014, Boise, Idaho

Henry Miller -65- on April 24, 2014, Turner, Ore.