Walter Palmer Sr. died Sept. 9, 2014,
at the age of 83.
John F. Rodda
John Rodda was born in Walla Walla
and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. Soon
after graduation, he joined the firm of
Butler Husk and Gleaves. Rodda then
moved to Washington and joined Bellevue law firm Inslee Best Doezie and
Ryder where he remained for the next
20 years. Rodda loved the outdoors,
fishing, skiing, sailing, and spending
time with his family. He is known for
his spirit, smile, compassion, and faith.
John Rodda died Sept. 18, 2014, at
the age of 67.
Betty J. Schall
Betty Schall received both her undergraduate degree and J.D. from the
University of Washington. She spent
her career in title insurance and was
a member of Phi Beta Kappa. A longtime Bothell resident, Schall lived a
full life of gratitude and shared her
compassion with all who knew her. She
saw the world as a wonderful place and
lived a long life with few regrets.
Betty Schall died on Jan. 9, 2015, at
the age of 68.
Judge Jack P. Scholfield
Jack Scholfield was born and raised
in Fort Scott, Kansas. He received his
undergraduate degree from the Kansas
State Teachers College before enlisting in the Naval Flying Cadet program.
Judge Scholfield received his J.D. from
the University of Washington School of
Law and served as business manager of
the Washington Law Review. He served
on the King County Superior Court and
was elected to the State Court of Appeals for two six-year terms. In his free
time, he was a volunteer attorney, an
avid golfer, and a history buff.
Jack Scholfield died on Dec. 11,
2014, at the age of 94.
Donald L. Thoreson
Donald Thoreson was born in Pekin,
North Dakota, and raised in Seattle. He
graduated from Garfield High School
and attended the University of Washington for both his undergraduate and
J.D. degrees. Soon after graduation,
Thoreson spent two years in the U.S.
Army. When he returned, he joined
Scotty Gibbon’s firm to create Gibbon & Thoreson which became Thoreson, Yost, Berry & Matthews. He then
joined Betts Patterson & Mines where
he practiced until his retirement.
Thoreson loved to spend time with his
family and he often sang in the choir at
both Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
and Magnolia Lutheran Church.
Donald Thoreson died Jan. 16, 2015,
at the age of 84.
Judge Craddock D. Verser
Craddock Verser spent more than 30
years of his life working in and with
the Jefferson County legal community.
Craddock served in a variety of ways
including his private practice, as a public defender, and as a representative
for the Port of Port Townsend. He was
appointed Jefferson County Superior
Court judge and served for two consecutive terms. Those in the community
remember Craddock for his preparedness, mentorship, and firm but understanding rulings as judge.
Craddock Verser died Sept. 7, 2013,
at the age of 64.
Donald H. Wollett
Donald Wollett was born in Muscatine,
Iowa, and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He
attended and received his J. D. from the
University of Chicago and University
of Indiana School of Law. After graduation, Wollett served in the Navy and
commanded his own ship by the age of
25. He moved to Seattle and accepted
a faculty position at the University of
Washington School of Law. With a love
of sports, he served as a salary arbitrator for professional athletes and an advocate for collegiate athletes.
Donald Wollett died Sept. 23, 2014,
at the age of 95.
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