Board of Directors


James Cobb, President

James was born in Portland Oregon and grew up in the East Mill Plain area west of Camas. He is a graduate of the old Union High School, and married to Lois. He has lived in Washougal for the last 48 years, and is retired from the USAR after 30 years of service. He worked in the construction trades as a bookkeeper, driver, and mechanic, and was Washougal’s first city Jr. Engineer. His other activities include Secretary of North Bank Masonic Lodge in Washougal, and active member of the International Shrine Clown Association.


Alma Ladd, Vice President

Our vice president, Alma Ladd, has been a member since 1990 and served as the first Volunteer Coordinator for the Historical Society and Two Rivers Heritage Museum. She has lived in Camas and Washougal all her life and graduated from Washougal High School. As a full time volunteer, she is also a member of Camas-Washougal Women’s Club, LaCamas Navy Mothers Club and Relay for Life. She has chaired the Museum Plant Fairs for the last ten years and plans programs for the Historical Society. She and her husband, Charles, have two daughters and many grand and great grandchildren.

Betty Egger, Treasurer

Betty has lived in Washougal since 1992 and has been a member of the Historical Society since early 2007. She enjoyed a career that spanned 38 years in the Title Insurance industry where she started as an Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk and retired as an Escrow Officer, LPO in 2001. Betty likes working with numbers and volunteering, making the Treasurer position a great fit for both her and the Society.

Dorothy Durkee

Dorothy Durkee is a charter member of the Historical Society and held the position of Treasurer for the Society and Museum from 1979 to 2015. She moved to Camas in 1957 and began teaching business at Camas High School. She retired from teaching as an instructor at Clark College. Dorothy and her husband, Ron, enjoy traveling. They have a grown daughter and son.

Marilyn Brown, Public Relations/Publicity

Marilyn Brown has lived in Camas since 2003 and retired from working in social service and sales and continues in property management. Volunteer work has included 30 years as a Little League Advisor, Habitat for Humanity, C-W Soroptimist and the Methodist Church. She has three children and six grandchildren.

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a past two-term president of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society. He retired in 2005 from the Washington State Fisheries and Fish and Wildlife after 37 years in the Fish Program, and also served on the Columbia Springs Board of Directors. He and his wife Karen have been married for 50+ years and have two sons. Richard has lived in the area for over 40 years, watching the area grow and become a premier community for families, education, and recreation.

Lois Cobb

Lois Cobb has served the Historical Society since 2006. Currently she is the Volunteer Coordinator and has been active in setting up the Museum’s displays. Lois is a lifelong Washougal native. She retired as a Level A Pharmacy Technologist. Lois and her husband, Jim, have been married 45 years and have five children and five grandchildren.

Ivar Godtlibsen

Ivar Godtlibsen is a native of Portland, Oregon. After a few years in the military he moved to Vancouver in 1978 with his wife, Gayle. They relocated to Washougal in 2005. Ivar was a TRHM volunteer for a time in 2011 and 2012. He retired in 2015 after a long career in the electronics industry. In addition to Board duties, he currently serves as the Museum’s Computer Network and Support Administrator.
Josh Stahley Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Heritage Museum

Josh Stahley

Josh was born in Spokane, WA. After attending flight school in North Dakota, he and his wife Jodi moved to the Vancouver / Camas area in 2006 to fly for Horizon Airlines. Josh has been a volunteer at the museum  for the past 10 years. In 2015 Josh transitioned to Alaska Airlines. Jodi is also a pilot for Alaska. They have one daughter, Lydia. They keep busy with soccer, scouts, traveling, and crafts.

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