Class of 1965

BRUCE L. BINGHAM, CLASS OF 1965

Bruce BinghamDr. Bruce Lowell Bingham passed away on Jan. 19, 2016 at Marquis Shasta in Redding, Calif., after being treated for cancer in summer 2015. He was 79.

Dr. Bingham was born on Sept. 3, 1936, in Bozeman, Mont., to Golden Hansen Bingham and Alice Lenore Cazier, the fifth of 10 children. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwest at age 19. After his mission, he attended Utah State University in Logan, where he met his wife, Sandra Peart. After receiving his DDS, he served as a dentist in the Air Force and then settled in Mountain Home, Idaho, where he established a private general dentistry practice. After 20 years he relocated to Northern California and worked as a dentist for the Indian Health Service in Burney and then at the Redding Rancheria for 15 years.

Dr. Bingham was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a bishop, high councilor, teacher, home teacher and scoutmaster. He served for 50 years in the Boy Scouts of America and received the distinguished Silver Beaver award. He also served on the board of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Shasta County.

Dr. Bingham is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra; children Garth of American Fork, Utah, Jilleen of Bakersfield, Calif., Tonya (Roger) Jankowski of Boca Raton, Fla., Elizabeth (Patrick) Pickett of Midvale, Utah, and Janalie (Jean) Joseph of Highland Beach, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Corbin.  (Redding Record Searchlight)

DR. CHRISTIAN N. BRUHN, CLASS OF 1965

Bruhn-ChristianDr. Christian N. Bruhn, affectionately known as “Chris” or “Bud,” died in November 2014. He was 75.

Dr. Bruhn was born on July 29, 1939 to Mary and Christian Bruhn in Omaha, Neb. The family moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1941.

Dr. Bruhn attended Franklin High School and UW. He opened his first practice in West Seattle the same year he graduated from the School of Dentistry. He later practiced in Burien and Federal Way for 39 years. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Bruhn is survived by his wife of 43 years, Arlene; sons Christian and Peter; and several nieces and cousins. (Seattle Times)

DR. LEON JACOB HENRICHSEN, CLASS OF 1965

Dr. Leon Jacob HenrichsenDr. 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. (Salt Lake Tribune)

DR. RONALD L. HOLM, CLASS OF 1965

Dr. Ronald L. Holm passed away on July 26, 2014. He practiced in Spokane, Wash.

DR. FRANK Y. KITAMOTO, CLASS OF 1965

Dr. KitamotoDr. Frank Y. Kitamoto of Bainbridge Island, Wash., died of heart and kidney complications on March 15, 2014. A nationally respected Japanese-American community leader, he was 74.

Dr. Kitamoto was born on May 28, 1939 on Bainbridge Island. He graduated as salutatorian from Bainbridge High School in 1957, earned his degree from the UW School of Dentistry in 1965 and returned to Bainbridge Island to begin a successful 48-year dental practice.

Dr. Kitamoto was 2½ years old when he and 226 other Bainbridge Islanders were forcibly removed to internment camps in 1942. His family was first incarcerated at Manzanar in California and later transferred to Minidoka in Idaho. In the wake of this incarceration, Dr. Manzanar shared his inspirational message of tolerance, liberty and human rights by speaking to hundreds of groups that ranged from school-age children to senior citizens. For his decades of work, he received numerous awards.

Included among the many groups in which Dr. Kitamoto was most active during recent years were the Bainbridge Island Japanese Community, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association, Friends of Minidoka and the Bainbridge Island School District Multicultural Advisory Council.

Dr. Kitamoto is survived by his wife, Sharon, and son Derek of Bainbridge Island; sisters Lilly (Mitsuhiro) Kodama of Bainbridge Island and Frances Ikegami of Bremerton, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Yoshito Kitamoto and Shigeko Kitamoto, and sister Jane Akita. (Seattle Times)

DR. ANTHONY JOHN MILAN, CLASS OF 1965

Dr. MilanDr. Anthony John Milan died on Oct. 8, 2013 in Tacoma. He was 80.

Dr. Milan was born on Aug. 22, 1933. He was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone. He loved skiing at White Pass, spending time with family and friends and golfing at Fircrest.