Class of 1959

DR ROBERT C. BEAULIEU, CLASS OF 1959

Beaulieu-RobertDr. Robert Charles “Chuck” Beaulieu died on Jan. 26, 2015 of pneumonia. He was 83.

Dr. Beaulieu was born on March 24, 1931 to Olga (Youngquist) and Frederick Beaulieu in Sappho, Wash. His father died when he was a teenager, and he, his older sister, Yvonne, and his mother moved to Seattle. He attended Roosevelt High School, where he played football and met his cheerleader-wife-to-be, MaryBeth Hoban. He served two years in the Navy before attending Seattle University and the School of Dentistry. The couple married in 1955 and had five children by 1964. The family split time between their home in Seattle and a beach cabin on Mission Beach near Marysville, Wash.

Dr. Beaulieu practiced nearly painless dentistry for almost 50 years in the Capitol Hill and Northgate neighborhoods of Seattle and later in Kingston, Wash. “Generosity” would be the one word many think of when remembering “Dr. B,” as his office staff called him. He provided free or discounted dental care to many patients.

He enjoyed boating and boat repairs, sailing, fishing and sailboarding. He cherished many pets, from a Great Dane to a series of mini Dachshunds and a few cats.

Dr. Beaulieu is survived by his children Deborah (Boardman), Charles, Christopher, Joseph and Edward; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, MaryBeth, in 2004 and his sister, Yvonne (Sbory), in 2014. (Seattle Times)

DR. GLEN O. DUGGER, CLASS OF 1959

Dr. Glen DuggerDr. Glen O. Dugger died on Dec. 1, 2015. He was 88.

Dr. Dugger was born on March 26, 1927 to Guy and Velma Dugger in Centralia, Wash. He attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., where he played varsity football and met his future wife, Dolores. After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, he attended the College of Puget Sound (now University of Puget Sound) and the School of Dentistry.

In 1962, he opened the Fircrest Medical Arts Center, where he practiced family dentistry until he retired. He was a longtime member of the Pierce County Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the Fircrest Golf Club and the Elks/BPOE Tacoma. He was also a longtime member of the Fircrest Town Council, proudly serving one term as mayor. He was active in the Association of Washington Cities and served on the executive committee.

Dr. Dugger is survived by his children, Randy (Kathy), Erin (Bill) Reetz and Regan (Joani); grandchildren Kaiti (Chet) Lemon, Randi and Christopher Dugger and Max and Molly Reetz; great-grandchildren Carsten and Kyleigh Lemon and Amedea Dugger; special niece Kerry Farley (Rob) Rounds and daughter Maddy; brother Gregg (Gayla); sister Marlene Edwards; and aunt Areta Stoves.

He was predeceased by his daughter Jody, parents, brother John “Jack” and sister Donna Farley. (Haven Rest)

DR. JACK RICHARDSON, ORTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1959

Dr. Jack Richardson of Beaumont, Texas, died on Feb. 6, 2013. (No further details were available.)

DR. ROBERT W. THOMPSON, CLASS OF 1959

Dr. ThompsonDr. Robert W. Thompson passed away on June 14, 2014 at the age of 83.

Dr. Thompson was born to Bill and Germaine Thompson on April 17, 1931 in Seattle. He graduated from Enumclaw High School, where he lettered in three sports and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” The first in his family to attend college, he worked several jobs to pay for his education. He graduated from Washington State College, where he pledged Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. His aunt Hazel Medina encouraged him to pursue a career in dentistry and he graduated from the UW School of Dentistry.

Dr. Thompson practiced in Auburn for more than 30 years. He was gentle in his work and kind to his patients. He was among the last generation of dentists who “did it all,” from fillings and cleanings to braces and dentures. He would barter with patients who couldn’t pay their bills. After his retirement, Dr. Thompson loved working around his home and five acres of land, playing with his dog, Bogey, and helping care for the 4-H Club’s alpacas and llamas. He volunteered his time with the elderly in a cerebral palsy home and became a certified Master Gardener.

He enjoyed golf and was a founding member and board president (in 1976) of the Meridian Valley Country Club. He also was a founding member of the Shank City Invitational Golf Tournament, in which he played for more than 40 years. His other hobbies included reading, hunting, fishing, skiing and hiking. He was most proud of climbing Mount Rainier. He made the trek with his wife, Judy, two times and scaled the summit in 1987.

Dr. Thompson also loved the Seattle Mariners and Husky football. Later in life, he became a docent with the Black Diamond Historical Society & Museum. He enjoyed his weekly visits to Black Diamond and sharing stories about the town and his childhood.

Dr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy; son Will (Helicia); daughter Sarah (Tim); grandchildren Robbie, Madison and Samuel; his brother John; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. (Seattle Times)

DR. ROBERT E. WILCOX, CLASS OF 1959

Dr. Robert E. Wilcox passed away on March 25, 2017. He was 86.

Dr. Wilcox was born on Oct. 10, 1930 in Powell, Wyo. He had four great loves in his life. First was his family. He was married to his wife, Dee, for 66 years. Boating was his second love. He spent many memorable hours sailing near the San Juan Islands and in the Canadian Gulf Islands.

Dr. Wilcox served the city of Monroe for 40 years in one capacity or another, including 23 years on the city council. He loved dentistry, too, and practiced for 47 years. He will be remembered for his wit, one-liners and passion for saving teeth.

Dr. Wilcox is survived by his wife, Dee; children Rob and Jill; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.