Students, staff and faculty of Pacific University will begin the year welcoming newcomers to campus but never forgetting those who have left it, such as Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Eva Krebs, who passed away July 12.

After an ongoing battle with breast cancer that lasted over twenty years, Krebs died in hospice care, with her husband of 37 years, Rick, at her side.

Krebs was not only a loving mother and grandmother but also a great role model for many at Pacific since the beginning of her vice presidency in 1995.

A number of students were said to have remained in contact with Krebs long after graduating from Pacific. It was her desire to be remembered professionally for these relationships she held with students for sometimes twenty to thirty years later.

The bonds Krebs maintained exceeded beyond the Forest Grove campus. She consistently strived for a strong relationship between Pacific and the surrounding city and was a long-term member of Rotary International, Forest Grove Chapter.

Members of the Pacific community will remember Krebs for her determination to put students first through the wisdom and care that she provided for all.

By Krebs’ request, a memorial service was not held by Pacific.

Gratitude and remembrance can still be shown, however, by sending thoughts to Ingrid Unterseher, at untersei@pacificu.edu. Donations can also be made to Legacy Hopewell Hospice in Portland, Ore., The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn.

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