Kent C. Diamond
Kent Diamond was born in Mountain View,
California. He received an undergraduate
degree in economics and computer science
from the University of California, Berkeley,
and received his J.D. from the University of
Washington School of Law. After retiring
from Microsoft, he took an extended trip
across Africa and served with the U.N. in
Southern Sudan. With his son, he installed
a solar lighting system in a Kenyan school
and taught local residents how to maintain
it. He provided legal advice through the
Union Gospel Mission’s Open Door Legal
Services and coached Bear Creek School’s
high school golf teams.
Kent Diamond died on Feb. 19, 2016, at
the age of 54.
George E. Frasier
George Frasier was born in Hooper, Colorado, and moved to Washington when he was
a young boy. He received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Washington
and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Upon graduation, he received the Stanford
Law Review Prize and became a member of
the Order of the Coif. He joined the law firm
Riddell Williams in Seattle, where he practiced tax and labor law and later went on to
found the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’
rights practice. He enjoyed downhill skiing,
sailing the Puget Sound, camping in the
Olympics, and golfing.
George Frasier died on Feb. 7, 2016, at
the age of 73.
Robert Hansen was born and raised in
Seattle. He received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Washington,
and after serving in the U.S. Army, went
to law school in California. He founded
SeaMark Properties, a Seattle real estate
investment and development company.
He was a member of the 101 Club at the
Washington Athletic Club and was a dedicated fundraiser for athletic scholarships.
In retirement, he spent the winters in Palm
Desert, California, where he loved to play
golf with friends.
Robert Hansen died on Feb. 3, 2016, at
the age of 83.
Russell W. Hansen
Russell Hansen served as an officer in the
U.S. Coast Guard before moving to Ellensburg to practice law. He was a professor of
sociology and law and justice at Central
Washington University. He practiced family
law for several years and also worked with
the Department of Corrections and the Department of Transportation, but described
himself as a teacher. After retirement, he
spent two years on the sea.
Russell Hansen died on April 2, 2016, at
the age of 76.
C. Henry Heckendorn
Henry “Hank” Heckendorn grew up in Winthrop. He studied engineering at the University of Washington and worked at Boeing
before joining the Naval Air Corps in WWII.
He received his J.D. from the University of
Washington and practiced law for over 50
years. He represented the Queen Anne Hill
district in the 1955–56 state Legislature. In
his free time, Heckendorn enjoyed travel,
boating, hiking, and skiing.
Henry Heckendorn died on Jan. 30,
2016, at the age of 94.
Douglas R. Hendel
Douglas Hendel was born in Los Angeles
and moved to Kirkland with his family in
childhood. He won a full scholarship to
Yale University and received his J.D. from
the University of Washington School of
Law. He joined the Ryan Law Firm, where
he was a partner and corporate attorney for
over 30 years. In 1986, he went into partial
retirement, which allowed him to travel for
months at a time, visiting more than 100
countries. He enjoyed genealogy and history and was a dedicated season ticketholder
to all Seattle sports teams.
Douglas Hendel died on Jan. 3, 2016, at
the age of 84.
John E. Iverson
John Iverson was a Seattle native who grew
up in the Ravenna neighborhood. He received his undergraduate degree in music
education and his J.D. from the University
of Washington. After law school, he clerked
for Washington Supreme Court Judge Robert Hunter and with Federal District Judge
George Boldt. He joined the Seattle law firm
of Ryan Swanson, where he practiced business and estate planning law for 43 years,
including several years as its managing
partner. He loved music and sang with many
groups over the years, including the Seattle
Opera Auxiliary Chorus, a quintet called the
Tinkers, and the Rotary Rogues. He was a
past president and trustee of the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation, a trustee and past
chair of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, a past
trustee and vice president of PONCHO, and
many other organizations. In his free time,
Iverson enjoyed gardening, fishing, and celebrating holidays with family.
John Iverson died on March 2, 2016, at
the age of 79.
Thomas S. James, Jr.
Thomas James Jr. was born in 1954 in Tacoma. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and
later received his J.D. from Harvard Law
School. James was a partner at Davis Wright
Tremaine and went on to found Opus Law
Group with several colleagues.
Thomas James, Jr. died Jan. 8, 2016, at
the age of 61.
Robert H. Lorentzen
Robert Lorentzen was born in 1930 in Seattle. He received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Washington in 1952
and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955–58.
Upon his return to Seattle, Lorentzen enrolled in the University of Washington
School of Law and received his J.D. in 1961.
He practiced corporate law for over 40
years and spent his free time volunteering
for various boards and golf organizations
throughout the Puget Sound area.
Robert Lorentzen died May 25, 2016, at
the age of 85.
C. James Lust
The Honorable C. James Lust was born in
1936 at Station Hospital at Fort Lewis. He
attended Washington State University (
formerly College) and completed Army ROTC
training in 1958. When given the choice between the Army Rangers and the University
of Washington School of Law, Lust chose
legal studies and completed his J.D. in 1963.
He was elected to the Yakima County Superior Court Bench in 1998, where he served
until his retirement.
C. James Lust died March 15, 2016, at
the age of 79.
Donald P. Marinkovich
Donald Paul Marinkovich was born in 1931
in Cathlamet. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1954. After completing a portion of
his legal studies at the University of Washington School of Law, he entered the U.S.
Army. At the end of his term in the military,
he returned to the University of Washington
and received his Bachelor of Law and Letters
in 1959. For the next 40 years, Marinkovich
served as a maritime trial lawyer. Outside
of work, he was often found playing golf, a
hand of gin rummy, or dominoes.
Donald Marinkovich died June 6, 2016,
at the age of 84.
Ronald E. McKinstry
Ronald E. McKinstry was born in 1926 in
Bakersfield, California. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of
Washington. After serving in the U.S. Navy
during World War II, he received his J.D.
from the University of Washington School
of Law. McKinstry practiced law in Seattle
for over 50 years, primarily with the law
firm Bogle & Gates as a trial lawyer and later
with his son Michael and others at Ellis, Li
Ronald McKinstry died March 5, 2016, at
the age of 90.
Edward L. Mueller
Edward Lee Mueller was born in 1930 in
Kansas City, Missouri. Shortly after graduating from high school, Mueller enlisted in
the U.S. Army. He attended Seattle Univer-