Jon L. Dybdahl, Expert on Adventist World Mission, Has Died

Former Walla Walla University president, professor, and longtime Walla Walla Valley resident Jon Dybdahl passed away Wednesday morning, January 18. Dybdahl was president from 2002 to 2006. He taught theology at WWU for 13 years starting in 1976.

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I also had this question after reading its obituaries for Dr. Daniel Honoré and Patricia Clark Foster: Why doesn’t Spectrum unfailingly include the ages of people who’ve died? (Those of Dr. Bert B. Beach, 94, Norman Woods, 88, and Bert Haloviak, 84, were included.)



Perhaps it depends on what the source of the obituary published and there hasn’t been time for a more complete obituary to be generated by Spectrum writers.

Jon Lee Dybdahl, 80, passed away on January 18, 2023 at home, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on December 17, 1942 in Oakland, California.


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