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In Memoriam

Gilma Henthorne died July 23. She was 82. She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Lake Mills, Iowa, to Alfred and Carolyn Aslakson Juveland. She married Robert Henthorne on June 4, 1971, in West Palm Beach, Florida. He died in 1986. A high school graduate, she worked as an executive/legal assistant at the University of Oregon Law School for 25 years.

Judge Warren Woodruff ’52 of Canyonville, Oregon, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the age of 89. Judge Woodruff was born November 26, 1921, in Lamar, Colorado, to Curtis and Beulah (Gearhart) Woodruff. His childhood years were spent in the Ford, Kansas and Springfield, Colorado, areas. He joined the National Guard in January 1938, served in the Civilian Conservation Corp from January 1938 until joining the U.S. Navy in January of 1940. After contacting Tuberculosis late in 1940 while stationed at Pearl Harbor he was released from the Navy in January of 1941. The next four years were spent battling the disease in various naval hospitals nearly taking Wodruff before he, as the doctors put it, miraculously recovered and returned to Oregon in 1945. He was a graduate of Roseburg High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1950 and his J.D. From Oregon Law in 1952. He was deputy district attorney in Roseburg from 1952 to 1954, district judge from 1954 to 1960, and then served as a municipal judge as well as maintaining a private law practice until his retirement in 1982. He was a long time member of the Roseburg Elks Lodge.

Star Fuji ’84 died on August 22, 2011. The Tualatin, Oregon, resident was 61 years old. From 1972 to 1974 he served in the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, First Infantry Division, which was then based in Europe. After his honorable discharge, he worked for the U.S. Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration. In 1981 he was accepted into the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating in 1984 with a doctor of jurisprudence degree. He was an active member of the Oregon State Bar Association until his death. In 1986, Mr. Fuji returned to Oregon to work with the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he remained until the time of his death. Mr. Fuji was respected for his eloquent writing style, sense of humor and compassion for others. A man of honesty and integrity, he made many friends and lived his life adhering to his own high moral standards. He spent many hours volunteering with the Tigard Tualatin Swim Club, supporting his daughter’s passion for swimming.

Charles Mundorff ’94 died June 20, 2011. He was 52. Mundorff was born in 1958, in West Branch, Michigan. He graduated from East High School in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1976, and then moved to Portland. He graduated from Portland State University in 1990, and the University of Oregon School of Law in 1994. He practiced law in Eugene and Portland before moving to Tillamook in 1999. From there he practiced workers compensation law all over the state of Oregon. In 2009 he was appointed Administrative Law Judge, working out of the Eugene Hearings Division. He had served as chairman of the Workers Compensation Section of the Oregon State Bar since January of this year. Mundorff loved books, history, politics and food-especially fresh off the grill. He was an avid sports fan and a musician. He played lead guitar in a garage band and coached youth softball and baseball. He was a Rotarian in Eugene.