Class of 1979

BERGE A. ANDERSON, CLASS OF 1979

Berge AndersonDr. Berge “Skip” Alan Anderson died on May 30, 2011 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was 67.

Dr. Anderson was born on Jan. 26, 1944 to Berge and Alice Anderson in Yuma, Ariz. He grew up in Olympia, Wash., and remained close friends with many of his classmates. He had fond memories of playing football for Olympia High School. At Washington State University, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, became a loyal fan of Cougar athletics and earned a BA degree.

His love of flying led to his first career as a pilot for TWA. Wanting a more secure and settled life for his family, he followed his dad and uncles into dentistry. After graduating from the UW School of Dentistry, he moved back to Olympia, where he and his brother Rod were in practice together at Westside Dental for more than 30 years.

Dr. Anderson enjoyed bird hunting and raised various sporting dogs. Even his Standard poodles, Baylee and Lucy, had to try hunting. He loved coaching and mentoring his sons and their friends in basketball, soccer and football. He encouraged young people to take advantage of all the opportunities the United States has to offer.

Dr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Ellen; son, Garrick (Janie) and grandchildren Asia and Ezra; son, Ryan (Paige) and grandchildren Shaye and Caleb; son, Kyle; sister Verree Parks; brother Rod (Carol); and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

DR. PETER W. JACOBSEN, CLASS OF 1979

Dr. Peter JacobsenDr. Peter William Jacobsen died on Nov. 14, 2016 in his home. He was 67.

Dr. Jacobsen was born on Feb. 25, 1949 in Seattle. He was a standout athlete at Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School in the 1960s and the starting safety for the University of Colorado football team when the Buffaloes won the 1968 Liberty Bowl. After graduating from the School of Dentistry, he operated dental practices in Snoqualmie and Maple Valley, Wash. He loved the relationships he built with his patients and staff, and found great joy impacting the lives of those he felt he had the privilege to serve.

Dr. Jacobsen held an enduring love for discovery, adventure, navigation, astronomy and all things in nature. His greatest passion was being at the helm of his boat, Courageous, on Puget Sound. He spent summers with his family sailing through the San Juan and Gulf islands.

He enjoyed snow skiing at Mount Bachelor and Sun Valley, waterskiing on Lake Washington and summiting Mount Rainier in 1978.

Peter had a magical smile, a contagious laugh and a sense of humor that was appreciated by most. Through his enthusiasm, encouraging words and his genuine interest in others, he had a way of making everyone he encountered feel special. He was kind and generous, and the warmth of his hugs and bright spirit will be dearly missed.

Dr. Jacobsen is survived by his wife, Deanna of Bellevue; son Ryan (Jenna); daughter Ashley (Tim) Olson; and three grandchildren. (Legacy)

DAVID NOURSE, CLASS OF 1979

Dr. David Nourse died on June 27, 2012, surrounded by his loving family in Olympia, Wash. He was 65.

Dr. Nourse was born to Tilford and Elberta Preston Nourse on Oct. 2, 1946, in Oakland, Calif. He graduated from Texarkana High School in Texas in 1964 and entered the U.S. Navy in 1966, where he served as a machinist’s mate in the nuclear-powered submarine program for six years. He attended the UW School of Dentistry on a Navy scholarship.

After serving as a dental officer for three years at Mare Island, Vallejo, Calif., Dr. Nourse and his family moved to Anacortes, Wash., in 1982. He practiced there for 24 years, retiring in 2004 and moving with his wife to the Olympia area.

Dr. Nourse was active in his church, serving in many capacities, and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hiking, golf and racquetball.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Adam Newton and Stacie and Tyler Siira; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie Newton and Bjorn and Meghan Siira.