Wayne S. Thurman, May 22, 1912 to February 16, 1997
At his request, no service will be held for Wayne S. Thurman, who died Feb. 16, 1997, at age 84.
Mr. Thurman was born May 22, 1912 in Elmira. He graduated from Monmouth College and the University of Oregon. He married Hannah in 1935; she died in 1991. Mr. Thurman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He helped form Beaverton School District No. 48, where he taught for 39 years and retired as an administrator in 1974. He married Lee Kovac in 1991.
Survivors include his wife; stepsons, Jeffrey Kovac of Knoxville, Tennesse and Kim Kovac of Washington D.C.; step-daughter Lisa Thrasher of Tigard; sister Grace Fisher of Eugene; and two grandchildren.
[Editor: School Days. A History of Public Schools In and Around Beaverton, Oregon, 1856-2000 by Gerald Varner. Published by Beaverton School District 2000. Pg. 197: …Wayne Thurman, former superintendent of the Garden Home district (was) named to district office administrative posts.]