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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Arruda will play for George Fox
Jean ann Engstrom
Jean Ann Engstrom
passed away on Sunday,
February 15, of natural
causes, surrounded by her
family who loved her dearly.
She was 86 years old.
Jean was the only child of
Richard and Mildred Martin,
and was born in Orange, NJ.
She graduated from Newark
State Teachers College
and taught in a one-room
schoolhouse in Lewisburg,
Pennsylvania. Jean married
Frank Engstrom on June 7,
1947, and had four children:
Jill, Richard, Roger and
Jean and Frank trav-
eled often and moved to
Oregon around 1981. They
were always faithful sup-
porters of their Episcopal
church, particularly the
By Rongi yost
Episcopal Church of the
Transfiguration in Sisters,
which they helped build.
Jean’s strong faith has been
an inspiration, and is a last-
ing legacy to her children
and grandchildren. She is
survived by three children,
six grandchildren, and two
Donations in memory of
Jean can be made to St. Jude
Children’s Hospital or The
Bethlehem Inn in Bend.
thomas Glen Renken
September 21, 1963 — February 4, 2015
Thomas Renken of
Eugene died on Wednesday,
February 4, after a long bat-
tle with cancer. He was born
in Springfield to Glen and
Cheril Renken. He graduated
from Redmond High School
in 1982, and spent many
years working in the family
trade of residential construc-
tion, both in Deschutes and
Lane counties. Tom also
worked for the U.S. Forest
Service and volunteered with
the Sisters-Camp Sherman
RFPD for a number of years.
For the last three years,
he worked as an outfitter at
Cabela’s in Springfield.
Tom is survived by his
spouse of 27 years, Leslie,
and daughter Emily, both of
Eugene; father Glen Renken
of Eugene; and sister Jane
Knowlton of Oakland. A
memorial service is sched-
uled for Saturday, February
7, at 1 p.m. at Grace
Lutheran Church in Eugene.
Cassandra Arruda has been
playing competitive soccer
since she was in kindergarten,
and after eight years of hard
work she’s going to take her
skills to the next level. Arruda
has committed to play for the
George Fox Bruins, a Division
3 school located in Newberg.
Arruda was a high school
varsity-starter for four years
and also played for the FC
Timbers. From fifth to eighth
grade, Cassandra traveled
almost every weekend with
the Timbers to Portland for
tournaments. In high school,
the Timbers attended many
out-of-state tournaments and
showcase events, including
Arizona, Las Vegas, Idaho,
Colorado, Washington, and
The summer between her
sophomore and junior year the
FC Timbers won Regionals,
which was held in Seattle,
and qualified for Nationals
in Denver. Arruda started
to get noticed by college
coaches from Seattle Pacific,
Colorado State, Gonzaga, and
While playing with the FC
Timbers at a tournament in
Portland last summer, Arruda
took the time to look at some
other colleges, and happened
upon George Fox.
“I decided to email the
coach and I told him I was
playing in Portland that night
and I asked him to come and
watch me play,” said Arruda.
“It was pretty late notice and
I didn’t know if he’d come or
Arruda found out later
that one of the coaches did
come, watched her play, and
liked what he saw. Cassandra
kept in close contact and was
asked to come for a visit in
September 2014. Arruda made
the trip, stayed with one of the
soccer players, met with the
team, was shown the campus,
and got to sit in on a couple of
Arruda told The Nugget she
absolutely loved the university
and was full of reasons why.
“It was the perfect fit for
me,” said Arruda. “I liked
that it was a smaller school of
about 3,700 students, I liked
the religious aspect, and they
have a great medical program
which is what I’m interested
“I also liked the coach,
Cory Hand, and his focus and
goals for the program. It’s in
a great location. It’s small and
reminds me of Sisters, and it’s
close to Portland and only one
hour from the coast,” added
Arruda received one of
the Bruins’ highest academic
scholarships, and told The
Nugget she’s likely to receive
additional funds.
Casandra noted the ones
who have supported her
photo by ronGi yost
Cassandra arruda is set to become
a George Fox Bruin.
throughout her soccer journey.
“I’m really thankful for my
parents and family who’ve
supported me and taken me
to all the tournaments and
games,” said Arruda. “Without
them I wouldn’t be where I
am today. And, thanks to my
coaches and teammates who
taught me what I needed to
know, pushed me to be my
best, and kept me determined.”
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