Pacific donor dies at age 60

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Cathy Ann Stoller, wife of Pacific University Board of Trustees member and past chair Bill Stoller and a long-time donor to Pacific, died of a head injury Nov. 30 after an accidental fall at her home north of Dayton. She was 60 years old.

Stoller and her husband have made many contributions to Pacific, including the majority of the financing for a 2000 remodel of what was then the Pacific Athletic Center, according to Director of Athletics Ken Schumann.

“In recognition of their significant financial contribution to the remodel of the PAC, the building was renamed the Bill and Cathy Stoller Center in the fall of 2010,” said Schumann.  “Bill and Cathy also contributed to help us start the football program in 2010 and toward the field turf project in the fieldhouse this fall.”

They initially turned down the offer to have the building renamed for their numerous contributions.

The couple is known to the Forest Grove community for their Stoller Vineyards.

Besides her husband, Stoller is survived by six children and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 9 in the Pacific University Stoller Center at 2 p.m.; no RSVP is necessary. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland at 2 p.m.; dress code is business casual – no jeans.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a favorite charity in honor of Stoller.

Updates on memorial services and a “guestbook” for memories can be found at


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