Class of 1956


Dr. Donald HayesDr. Donald C. Hayes of Camano Island, Wash., passed away on March 29, 2016. He was 85.

Dr. Hayes was born on Oct. 2, 1930 to Leonard and Gladys Hayes in Seattle. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1948 and attended the UW, where he earned his DDS.

Dr. Hayes was a captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska from 1957-59. He met his wife, Audrey, there. In 1959 they moved to Stanwood, Wash., where he had a private dental practice for 36 years.

After retiring, he continued practicing on a volunteer basis with Medical Teams International on the dental van in his community. He was a warm-hearted, hardworking, generous and humble man who will be missed by all who knew him. He thoroughly enjoyed many hobbies, especially fishing every summer with friends and family.

Dr. Hayes is survived by his children, Sharon (Dick) Billings, Gary (Ronda), Steve (Pat), Tom (Debbie), Mary (Ron) Crerar, Ann (Wayne) Burns, Jim (Vickie) and Barb (John) Noste; 21 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; multiple nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends; and sisters Kathy (Don) Shaw and Shirley (Ed) Reed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Audrey; sister Sharon Rathbun; brother Harold; and parents. (


Dr. Roy MarDr. Roy Sing Mar passed away on March 14, 2018, surrounded by his closest loved ones. He was 90.

Dr. Mar was born on Dec. 26, 1927 in Seattle, the eighth of 10 children. After serving in the Navy, he became the first Chinese American to graduate from the School of Dentistry. He established his successful practice on Beacon Hill and retired in 2013.

For years, Dr. Mar was active in the Seattle-King County Dental Society, holding various positions, including president. He also helped start and coach the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association’s first girls basketball team.

Dr. Mar was well known for his sense of humor, recipes, current events, politics, and stories. His primary joy came from spending time with his children and their growing families.

He is survived by his six children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and their families. (Seattle Times)


Eugence MeyerDr. Eugene “Gene” Meyer died on March 22, 2012 at the age of 82. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside County, Calif. Having served as a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he received full military honors. A reception followed in Long Beach, Calif.

After graduating from the UW School of Dentistry and active duty in the Navy, he relocated to California. For more than 45 years, he practiced general dentistry and served the Long Beach and Bellflower communities. After retirement, he dedicated his life to enjoying his loving grandchildren.

Dr. Meyer is survived by his daughter, Robin McIlroy; grandchildren, Katrina and Kyle; family in Washington; and many friends.


Dr. Carrol E. ReicheltDr. 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. (Everett Herald)