the 1970s. They built their home there
using beached logs as center posts.
Alex fished from Northern California
to Southeast Alaska and produced pottery.
Alex moved to Seattle around 1979
and took the 1981 bar exam. His WSBA
number is 12276. He practiced law for
a decade and started a lawyers group
for adult children of alcoholics. The
group met for several years. Alex happily retired from law for a second time
to continue rehabbing the older, modest houses in Seattle he bought with
family members. He loved using his
hands and, in his words, “unlayering”
decades of bad remodels.
Alex leaves three children, three
grandchildren, and me, his wife, Carole Grayson, WSBA no. 12146.
R. Scott Hutchison
Scott Hutchison was born in Seattle,
attended the University of Washington, and earned his law degree at the
University of Puget Sound School of
Law. He practiced many years in Lyn-nwood. He was active at Edgewood
Baptist Church in Edmonds and the
Jaycees, serving as state president. He
loved golf, tennis, and snow skiing. He
was an avid Huskies fan and a 40-year
season ticket holder.
Scott Hutchison died April 5, 2014,
at the age of 63.
David D. Jahn
David Jahn was born in Kennewick
and moved to Vancouver where he
graduated from Columbia River High
School. In 2014, he was inducted into
the Columbia River High School Hall
of Fame for his athletic accomplishments there. He attended the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and
Clark College earning his J.D. in 1982.
He practiced law for many years in
Vancouver. Jahn said that his most important role in life was as a father and
David Jahn died April 28, 2014, at
the age of 57.
Leland T. Johnson Jr.
Leland Johnson Jr. was born in New
York and attended Princeton Uni-
versity and Harvard Law School. He
served in the U.S. Army during the
Cold War years. He practiced in Wash-
ington, D.C., for some time and then
accepted a position with the Office of
the Attorney General in Washington
state. He worked there until his retire-
ment as a senior assistant attorney
general in 2000. He was a recipient
of the Attorney General’s Steward of
Justice Award. He was involved in
many charitable activities, especially
with the homeless and less privileged.
He worked to establish an interfaith
organization of faith communities. He
loved baseball and was an avid reader.
Leland Johnson Jr. died Sept. 18,
2014, at the age of 82.
William J. Kochevar
William Kochevar was admitted to the
WSBA in 1990 and practiced in Spokane. He worked for the Social Security Administration as a senior lawyer
for 23 years. His family was important
to him. He loved to hunt, fish and golf.
He was a loyal fan of the Zags.
William Kochevar died Oct. 30,
2014, at the age of 58.
Arthur T. Lane
Arthur Lane grew up in Seattle and
earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law,
where he was a member of the Law
Review. He served as a U.S. Marine officer in the Western Pacific between
college and law school. Lane worked
for 30 years for the City of Seattle Law
Department as director of the Utilities
Division. In 1978, he received the Outstanding Public Employee Award from
the Municipal League of Seattle and
King County. He was a member of the
Knights of Columbus and worked with
the Magnolia Community Blood Drive
at our Lady of Fatima Church. He was
a founding member of the Highland
Poetry Society. Lane enjoyed many
camping trips to the nation’s western
national parks. He loved books and
history and was known for his bread-baking and pancakes.
Arthur Lane died Aug. 24, 2014, at
the age of 84.
Sondra A. Sullins Lustgarten
Sondra Lustgarten was raised in
Pampa, Texas. She participated in Girl
Scouts and attributed that organiza-
tion for gaining the knowledge and
leadership skills she used throughout
her life. She studied theater arts and
speech pathology in college, earning
a master’s degree. Lustgarten married
and had a family. After her children
were grown, she went to law school
earning her J.D. She practiced family
law for nearly 15 years.
Sondra Sullins Lustgarten died
March 13, 2014, at the age of 74.
Laurie K. Fall Morris
Laurie Fall Morris was born in Seattle and graduated from the Lakeside
School. She attended the University of
Washington and majored in political
science and economics. She earned
her law degree at Seattle University
School of Law. She dedicated her career to public defense. She worked
for the Defender Association of King
County for 16 years. In 2011, the office
promoted her to supervise its team of
investigators. When her oldest daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, Morris fought for the best medical care.
She loved to travel.
Laurie Fall Morris died Nov. 17,
2015, at the age of 42.
Norman R. Nashem Jr.
Norman Nashem Jr. was born in Seattle and went to Queen Anne High
School. He attended the University of
Washington and earned his law degree from the University of Colorado
School of Law. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps in the 1940s. He had a
private practice in Yakima for nearly
five decades. He was involved with Rotary and the Junior Chamber of Commerce, earning its Distinguished Service Award. Nashem enjoyed skiing,
sailing, boating, and tennis. He held a
private pilot’s license.
Norman Nashem Jr. died Jan. 4
2015, at the age of 89.
Walter D. Palmer Sr.
Walter Palmer Sr. was born in Middletown, Ohio. He attended and graduated with his J.D. from the University
of Washington School of Law and was
a long time practicing attorney in Seattle. He served as a sergeant in the
Army and received a Purple Heart after being wounded during the Korean
War. Walter had many interests, but
some of his favorites were cooking,
reading, and traveling.