Class of 1958

DR. WILLIAM J. BRUMMITT, CLASS OF 1958

Dr. William J. “Joe” Brummitt passed away on Aug. 8, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was 89.Dr. Brummitt was born on May 31, 1928 to L.D. and Thelma (Patton) Brummitt. He greatly enjoyed childhood summers spent with his sister and cousins at their grandparents’ farm in Hickory Creek. He hunted, fished, and watched his grandfather and uncle pilot their Rock Island Railroad locomotives through the Missouri countryside, waving and tooting the train whistles for the grandchildren. When he was 9, his family moved west, spending time in Washington, Oregon, and California. He graduated from Palm Springs High School, and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a member of the golf team.

After college, Dr. Brummitt became a Navy pilot. He flew the Lockheed P2V Neptune anti-submarine warfare/maritime patrol aircraft in various patrol squadrons at NAS Coronado Island, NAS Whidbey and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While stationed at NAS Whidbey, he met Barbara Behlke of Oak Harbor, Wash. They were married at NAS Barbers Point in 1951.

After his service in the Navy, he enrolled in the School of Dentistry. The year he graduated, the couple moved their family to Mount Vernon, Wash. He practiced dentistry in Burlington, Wash., for 34 years. During his retirement years, he indulged his lifelong love of golf. He was a member of the Skagit Golf and Country Club for almost 50 years. He was proud of often shooing his age or better in his 80s, and of shooting several holes-in-one during his years as a snowbird at Sunrise Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Great memories were made during a golf trip to Scotland with his son, Joe.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Dave Enders of Mount Vernon, Julie and Don Erickson of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Nancy and Tom Thramer of Bellevue, Wash., and Sarah and Jeff Steiner of Burlington; son and daughter-in-law Joe Jr. and Cheryl of Bellevue; daughter Jill of Greenwich, N.Y.; grandchildren Eric Enders, Matt (Hillary) Erickson, Katie (Ryan) Kirschling, Emily Thramer, Robb Riggs, Marissa (Mike) Stender, Samantha Brummitt, and Mary Grace Brummitt; and great-grandchildren Lincoln and Kerrington Erickson and Gavin and Kellen Kirschling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, daughter Colleen Riggs, sister Ann Brown and mother-in-law Estelle Behlke.()

DR. ROBERT F. JORGENSEN, CLASS OF 1958

Dr. Robert JorgensenDr. Robert Firth “Bob” Jorgensen, 88, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2015, surrounded by family.

Dr. Jorgensen was born in Burlington, Wash., where his father managed the fish hatchery. He was raised in Ballard and attended Webster Grade School and James Monroe Middle School. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944, lettering in football, basketball and baseball, and was in the Sports Hall of Fame.

After one quarter at the University of Washington, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. After his wartime service, he returned to the UW and was a four-year letterman in basketball and baseball. He was the first freshman to earn the Big W. A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he cherished his friendships from the “Fiji” house. He graduated with a degree in education and taught at Hoquiam High School for two years before entering the School of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1958, he began practicing in Bellevue, where he was much loved by his patients.

Dr. Jorgensen and Marilyn Ebling were married in 1953. They met on a blind date in college and each felt like they were the lucky one. They traveled extensively throughout the world and spent winters on the island of Kauai. Dr. Jorgensen was proud to say he climbed the Great Wall of China, Mount Rainier and the Eiffel Tower. His favorite pastime was golf and he was a long-standing member of Overlake Golf and Country Club, serving as president in 1977. He was preceded in death by brothers Edward, Calhoun and sister Ruth.

Dr. Jorgensen is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marilyn, daughters Kimberly and Cynthia, sister-in-law and brother-in-law MaryJane and Jack Powell and numerous nieces and nephews. (Seattle Times)

DR. WARREN V. JUDD, CLASS OF 1958

Dr. Warren Vernal Judd passed away on Sept. 13, 2017. He was 90.

Dr. Judd was born in Fredonia, Ariz., on July 19, 1927 to Warren Dart and Olive Brooksby Judd. The oldest of seven children, he graduated from Fredonia Public School in 1945, then joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, during the latter part of World War II.

His basic training was at the U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego. He served there as ship’s company assigned as transfer yeoman at the personnel office. Here he met and worked with Thomas S. Monson, who later would become president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They became close lifelong friends. Dr. Judd served three years in the U.S. Navy and as LDS group leader, conducting weekly church services. He spent the last nine months of his Navy career as captain’s Secretary on the USS President Hayes, a troop transport assigned to the Pacific area. He was discharged from the Navy with the enlisted rank of yeoman 2nd class.

Dr. Judd was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Australia, the former home of his maternal grandparents. He served as mission secretary for 13 months in Sydney, then as presiding elder in Melbourne for nine months.

He married a former schoolmate, LaJean Carling, on June 6, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with one daughter, Elva Jean. Dr. Judd graduated with an Associates of Science degree from Weber College in Ogden, Utah, and was accepted at the School of Dentistry. He accepted a commission as a dental officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and served a year of dental internship at the U.S. Public Health Service hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. After this he was the dental officer at the Indian Hospital in Zuni, N.M. Assignments followed at San Pedro, Calif., and in Seattle.

Dr. Judd then received three years of training in an oral surgery residency at the USPHS hospital in Staten Island, N.Y. He received his Master of Science degree from New York University in 1975. He became board certified in oral surgery, serving at USPHS hospitals in Anchorage and Gallup, N.M. He retired with 27 years of service in the USPHS and purchased a home in Layton, where he practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery for another 10 years, before retiring from practicing dentistry.

His wife, LaJean, passed away in 2005. After his sweet wife’s death, he found joy and companionship again with Leola Esperson. They were married in a civil marriage performed by his good friend Monson in the Ogden Temple. After 10 happy years, Leola passed away in 2016. Dr. Judd was much loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. After her death, his growing step-family continued to embrace and cherish him, and he will be greatly missed and always loved by them.

Dr. Judd served in various positions for the LDS Church: as Sunday school teacher; counselor in the bishopric; Boy Scout Troop Committeeman; ward executive secretary; and assistant ward librarian.

While living in Gallup, he earned his private pilot’s license and flew to various USPHS dental clinics in Arizona to conduct oral surgery procedures for teaching purposes. He enjoyed camping and hunting in Alaska, Utah, and New Mexico. He also participated in small-bore silhouette rifle target shooting activities for many years.

He is survived by his daughter, Elva Jean (Michael Colandino) of Van Buren, Ariz.; granddaughter LaNae Jean Colandino; siblings Alma (Connie) of Mesa, Ariz., Keith (Carol) of Fredonia, Ariz., and Tharon (Kathy) of Orem, Utah; and brothers-in­law Alma Bastian of Sigurd, Utah, and Lawrence (Jan) Dart of Yamhill, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Albin (and Lenna Mae Hinton), and sister Darlene Judd Bastian.(Deseret News)

DR. JAMES FRANKLIN QUIGLEY, CLASS OF 1958

Dr. James Franklin QuigleyDr. 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. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)