We note with sadness the passing of these classmates, colleagues and friends. Starting with the fall 2013 issue of the Dental Alumni News, we are posting a fuller accounting of their lives on this page, along with links to the sources.
DR. RICHARD E. BACON, CLASS OF 1950
Dr. Richard Edward “Dick” Bacon passed away on July 14, 2013, in Ellensburg, Wash. He was 93.
Dr. Bacon was born on Jan. 9, 1920, in Wapato, Wash., to Stella and John Bacon. He attended grade school in Yakima, Wash., and graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1938. He took college courses at Central Washington University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he met the love of his life, Clara Foreman, from Waterloo, Iowa. They had one date, married in March 1943 and lived in wedded bliss for 70 years. Two weeks after marrying, he was sent to the Pacific Theater as a World War II dive-bomber pilot, proudly achieving the rank of captain. He served in Guadalcanal, New Georgia and Bougainville for 18 months. Upon return, he was stationed in North Carolina to prepare for a 13-month assignment to China. In 1945, he was honorably discharged with multiple decorations in Seattle.
Dr. Bacon attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated with the first class of licensed dentists in 1950. He began his dental practice in Seattle, relocated to Chelan, Wash., for seven years, then returned to Ellensburg in 1957. He retired in 1982. He loved golf, bridge, gin rummy and, of course, his daily Yahtzee games with Clara.
Dr. Bacon is survived by his wife, Clara; sons Robert of Vancouver and Gregory; daughter Midge (Ed) Church of Pe Ell, Wash.; grandchildren Trevor, Stephanie, Courtney, Cari and Taylor; and great- grandchildren Holly, Christian, Tatum, Haley, Seth and Jake.
DR. CARROL E. REICHELT, CLASS OF 1956
Dr. Carrol E. Reichelt died peacefully on March 17, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Wash., due to complications from pneumonia. He was born to Evelyn and Carl Reichelt on April 25, 1931, in Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1948 and received his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1956. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years, he returned to Everett and practiced dentistry for the next 35 years.
Dr. Reichelt was a member of Sertoma, the Everett Elks and Eagles clubs, the Snohomish County Dental Society and the Everett Golf & Country Club. He married Diana “Dini” Dawson on June 19, 1982. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, duck hunting, bowling, snow skiing and the “occasional” poker game. He loved going to Husky and Seahawks games and shared his passion for horseracing with family and friends.
Dr. Reichelt is survived by his wife, Dini; children Carol Moulton, Troy and Michael; grandchildren Trevor Moulton, Tara (James) Hammeran, Gracie Aiello and Edward Reichelt; siblings Linda (Doug) Dulin and Jim Reichelt; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn and Carl Reichelt; siblings June Bermudez, Marlene Silkman and Janice Jaroz; his first wife, Sharon Vincent Reichelt; and son Scott.
DR. JAMES FRANKLIN QUIGLEY, CLASS OF 1958
Dr. James Franklin Quigley died on May 29, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. He was 79.
Dr. Quigley practiced dentistry for 40 years. He was a member of Spokane Rotary #21, where he served as chair of the disabilities committee for many years, and was past president of the Spokane District Dental Society. He was serving on the boards of Spokane Parks and Recreation and the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch Foundation at the time of his death. His passions were dentistry and volunteering in the community, and he loved spending time with family and friends, especially if it involved being on or near the water.
Dr. Quigley is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rose Marie; children Michelle (Roy) Lange of Spokane, Colleen (Kraig) Knutzen of Burlington, Wash., Jim Quigley of Norcross, Ga., and David (Shawn) Quigley of Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren Tyler and Jake Knutzen, Kelly and Kyle Quigley and Taylor and Alexis Quigley; and great-grandson Maddox Quigley. He was preceded in death by his parents.
DR. RICHARD R. ROLLA, CLASS OF 1961
Dr. Richard Rudolph “Dick” Rolla of Bellevue, Wash., passed away on June 18, 2013. He was 82.
Dr. Rolla was born on Sept. 14, 1930, in Cumberland, Wis., to Rudolph Oliver and Evelyn Murial (Anderson) Rolla. He attended Renton High School and Washington State College. He enlisted in the Army in January 1951, served in a MASH dental unit in the Korean War and received the Korean Service, National Defense and United Nations Service medals.
Returning to civilian life, he married Norma Lea Stewart on June 18, 1954. After graduating from dental school at the UW, he became the dentist at the Rainier School for the severely handicapped in Buckley, Wash. He became a lecturer in Pedodontics at the School of Dentistry in 1965. At the UW Child Development and Mental Retardation Center (now the UW Center on Human Development and Disability Records), he taught doctoral, post-doctoral and dental hygiene students how to work with children with special needs. He then became the dentist at Fircrest in Seattle, another facility with a population of children with special needs, a position he held until his retirement. He devoted his entire career to helping children and adults with special needs.
Dr. Rolla loved hiking and fishing in the great Northwest and was an accomplished artist, singer and gardener. He created photographs, drawings, watercolors and oil paintings, as well as fiber art. His talent for the fine detail work of the dentist carried over into one of his favorite hobbies, wood carving. His carvings ranged from Northwest Coast tribal art to Norwegian figures. Another of his loves was singing. He started singing in junior high school in Renton and continued into his adult years in the church choir and with the Issaquah Singers until just a few years ago.
Dr. Rolla is survived by his wife, Norma Lea; daughters Lea Ann Rolla (Pat Chevara) and Trudy Carol Rolla (Eric) Polzin; grandsons Alexander Rudolph Rolla Polzin and Nicholas Leigh Rolla Polzin; and brother Ronald Anderson Rolla of Kennewick, Wash.
DR. LEON JACOB HENRICHSEN, CLASS OF 1965
Dr. Leon Jacob Henrichsen passed away on June 10, 2012, at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 75.
Dr. Henrichsen born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Holladay, Utah, to Bertha Rose Kohler and Allen Vernon Henrichsen. He was number two of a set of twins and number seven in a family of 10. He attended Granite High School and was in the first graduating class of Olympus High School in 1954. As a young man, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark.
Dr. Henrichsen graduated from the University of Utah before earning his dental degree from the University of Washington. He married the love of his life and eternal companion, Carollyn Joy Harward, on Dec. 20, 1968.
He is survived by his wife, Carollyn; children Kevin (Melia), Jeff (Nadine), Chad and Rebecca (Scott Van Valkenburg); and eight grandchildren. He is predeceased by eldest son Brian.
DR. R. TERRY GRUBB, CLASS OF 1967
Dr. Richard Terry Grubb died in a motorcycle accident on June 20, 2013, in Oregon. He was 74. Dr. Grubb was born on Dec. 27, 1938, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Lee and Hazel Grubb. He was always known by Terry. He and his older brother, Ed, had many adventures in their family orchard in Sunnyslope, Wash. He attended Sunnyslope School, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee Valley College, the University of Washington and the UW Dental School. He opened a dental practice in September 1967 in Wenatchee, where he was a practicing dentist for 46 years and practiced in the Wenatchee Valley ever since.
A practicing dentist for 46 years in Wenatchee, Wash., he was active at organized dentistry, serving as president of the North Central Washington Dental Society and the Washington State Dental Association, second vice president of the American Dental Association, regent of the American College of Dentists, fellow in the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society and member of the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission, among others.
Dr. Grubb loved to mentor young leaders and was an inspiration to many in the dental profession. He was a longtime member of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church, where he served in multiple volunteer positions. His interests were wide and varied. He loved the outdoors and was on an annual road trip with his motorcycle buddies in Oregon at the time of his accident.
Dr. Grubb is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharen; children Mindy, Liesl, Mike and Garrett and their spouses, Darryl Wall, David Bohan, Julie Grubb and Dawn Shores; and grandchildren Devin Grubb, Spencer, Mitch, Ethan, Nik, Alaina and Maia Wall, Neil and Trent Bohan and Madi and Molly Grubb.
DR. LLOYD A.W. SMITH, CLASS OF 1970
Dr. Lloyd A. W. Smith passed away from cancer on June 14, 2013, in Tucson. He was 68.
Dr. Smith was born on Jan. 3, 1945. He practiced dentistry for more than 40 years in Tucson and was involved in several dental study groups. He retired in 2010 and had a long bucket list.
In 1966, Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and intramural sports.
From 1970 to 1972, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. After his Army dental service, he and his wife, Carol, moved to Tucson, where they spent the rest of their professional lives.
Dr. Smith had a very full and busy life as a husband, father, grandfather, dentist and athlete. He participated in many sports, including baseball, golf, racquetball, skiing, scuba diving, motorcycle riding and racing. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the world with his wife and family. He loved cooking and entertaining good friends in Tucson. He was an active member of the Centurions, a men’s charitable organization, for many years. He would frequently attend the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference in Seattle to take CDE courses and touch bases with classmates.
Dr. Smith is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol; sons Dr. Garrett (Cori Moriarty) and Tracy; and grandchildren Taryn and Milo.
DR. WILLIAM P. “MITCH” HUNGATE, CLASS OF 1978
Dr. William P. “Mitch” Hungate died in an avalanche on Granite Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., on April 13, 2013. He was 61. He practiced dentistry in Renton for 34 years and taught Prosthodontics at the University of Washington since 1979 as an affiliate faculty member.
Dr. Hungate was born on Nov. 25, 1951, in Ridgewood, NJ, and moved to the Pacific Northwest with his family in 1956. He graduated from Sammamish High School in 1970 and completed his undergraduate and dental school programs at the UW. He told stories of his seven summers in Alaska cooking for the cannery workers to earn his way through school. He passed the Dental Board Exam in June 1978 and completed an internship in the Navy in Norfolk, Va., where he served as a lieutenant DDS in the public health sector.
While practicing dentistry, Dr. Hungate continued his affiliation with the UW. An avid Husky fan, he never missed a season of football games. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Renton Rotary Club, serving as president in 1984 and receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Dr. Hungate excelled in full Ironman Triathlons. He won slots to the World Championship Ironman in Kona in 2006, 2007 and 2011. He also won admission to the World Championship Half Ironman in Clearwater, Fla., for two consecutive years and again in 2011 in Las Vegas.
Mountain climbing was his heart’s delight. It was a mutual love of the mountains that drew him and his wife, Marilynn, together some 17 years ago. He climbed many of the world’s greatest mountains, including Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Pico de Orizaba, the Matterhorn, Mount Blanc, Mount Whitney, Mount Assiniboine and the major peaks in Washington and Oregon. He climbed Mount Rainier more than a dozen times, including two one-day ascents by different routes. The North Cascades were his playground and he mentored people in the sport as he did with triathlons, dentistry and other fields that gave him joy.
Dr. Hungate is survived by his wife, Marilynn; sister, Cheryl Hungate; brother Robert B. Hungate Jr.; sister-in-law Sandra Neely Hungate; nephew Adam B. Hungate; niece Serenity Hungate (H. Allen) Shelby; grand-nephew Micah Burns; and grand-niece Chloe Burns. He is also survived by stepson Brody Rutter; stepdaughter Darcy (Bryan) Sera; and grandchildren Lucelia and Griffin Sera.