Thursday, July 29, 2010
With help from pretty and intelligent girls and sympatric teachers Bob managed to graduate from High School. Following High School played in the 1960 Shiner Football game, Wrestled in the 1960 Olympic trials “With no success”.
Went to University of Oregon on a Football and Wrestling Grant in aid. Then again with the help from pretty and intelligent girls graduated from U of O, with a BBA in Personnel and Business Management.
Went in to military with a hitch in the Coast Guard Reserve and one in the Naval Reserve. While in the Coast Guard a crew of 60 recruits (which I was apart of) replaced 180 cadets from the Coast Guard Academy as a crew for the “USCG Eagle”. The Eagle is a three mast clipper sailing ship, 150 feet tall and 180 feet long. The crew sailed the Eagle from San Francisco, Ca. to New London, Ct. This trip was a rare experience. After that I played some football with the Coast Guard.
After active military duty Bob returned to the U of O, and married his lovely college sweetheart, Judith D Guthridge on July 2, 1966.
Still married, she is still beautiful and intelligent, and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Bob’s goal for life has been “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”. (Joshua 24:15) So far they have all loved the Lord and are trying to serve him. It is clear “no one” is perfect and all have sinned but they also have faith that their sins are forgiven. Knowing our sins are forgiven is our crutch and our strength.
Judy (Bob’s wife), is a retired teacher and principle from public schools. She could not stay retired and for the last 10 years she has been a professor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Karen (Bob’s daughter) is and executive for a private employment agency. Her husband Mike is a woods craftsman.
Kevin (Bob’s son) was also a wrestler for the University of Oregon. Kevin and his wife Jen are both school teachers and parent of a girl age 6 and boy age 3.
Kevin also has All Phase Wrestling Club in West Linn for youth of all ages. He is also co-owner of FCF cage style fighting “Rumble at the Roseland”.
Kevin still thinks he should have been a rodeo cowboy!
Bob career was around wood products. He was personnel and safety directory in a large plywood plant. Next he ran a longshoremen’s crew exporting wood chips to Japan. Next he went to work in an integrated timber company, buying and selling wood products.
Bob retired in 2000 and bought 5 acres to play on that has turned into a lot of work. That leaves Bob a poor dirt farmer still looking for fun and wealth.
And yes the mustache is real and reaches from ear to ear. Bob has done all the normal parenting activities. He has coached, referees and sponsored sports for the kids. Still enjoys fishing and hunting with family and friends.
Halabit from Kenia, Alaska
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
After graduation from West Linn High School, I attended Oregon State University. There I concentrated my studies in General Science, Majoring in Mathematics. During the course of study I took a couple of classes in computer programming, which later became my career filed. While at OSU< I met the love of my life, Judy Schierman, who later became my wife. We had three children, a boy and two girls. They in turn had four children.
My career consisted of working for U.S. Bank for thirty years in various capacities associated with computer. In 1994 they offered all of us old timers an early retirement, so I took it. I then went to work for Western Bank as a branch/operational/financial/computer auditor. When they were bought out by Washington Mutual, I said enough to big banks and retired again.
My next endeavor was to work for Emery Worldwide, a heavy freight forwarder as a software quality assurance technician. That lasted until I was 62 and I said enough of working and retired for the third time (three strikes and your out).
I am now enjoying retirement by watching our grandkids grow into young adults, hiking, taking trips with my wife and just enjoying life. The oldest grandchild just graduated from high school and will be attending Southern Oregon University. The nest oldest is a junior in high school and loves soccer. The third will be a freshman in high school and is 2nd degree black belt in martial arts. The last one is a second grader and loves to swim.
We never strayed far from home living in Portland for a few years and then moving to Jennings Lodge area for the last 40 years plus. Looking forward to seeing old class mates after so long.
David D Anderson
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Got out of the proverbial dysfunctional family life, got married, and back into a dysfunctional married life. Got smart and got out of that one after 2- ½ years. First daughter, Michelle (born in 1963), and I were on our own until I married Dave Norman in Aug. 1966; we had Stephanie in 1967 (for those of you who count, it was almost a full year later!) and Jennifer in 1970. We have five granddaughters, Melissa 18, Emily 15, Gwendolyn 13, Charley 6, and Jessie 4. I have been blessed many times over and often wonder how in the world I ever got such a special and loving family! Dave and I still own our commercial glass shop (Dave Norman Glass, Inc.) since 1978, plus I’ve worked on and off in other areas for many years, ending up with a medical transcription service which I gave up about seven years ago. We live in Lake Oswego on 8 acres, where life is great, and to make it even greater, both Carolyn and I are looking forward to this reunion. We visited with Linda (nee Hunt) in Bend a couple of days earlier, and look forward to seeing everyone at the dinner, especially (and hopefully) our classmates from Willamette Grade School. See you all soon. Would love to have a set of year books from West Linn covering my time there. If anyone knows of someone who would like to give or sell some, please let me know. Thanks.
Marilyn (Hattan) Norman firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn (Hattan) Norman email@example.com
July 22, 2010
Hello fellow classmates of 1960!
Sorry I can not be there to see and re-connect with all of you this year, the 50th
reunion of our 1960 graduation. Has it really been that long? Seems like just yesterday.
Scott asked that those not attending write a bio of their life since graduation.
I will say that I have gone from Pat Wenc, to Patti Fisher upon marring Gary Fisher from Lake Oswego in 1961. I spent one year in Karlsruhe, Germany as a military (Army) wife and divorced in 1968. I am now Patti Fisher-Hughes, having met David Hughes in 1979 and married him in 1993. We currently reside in Monterey, California.
I have worn several hats since graduation: Mommy, dental assistant, executive secretary, step-mommy and installer of Atlas Tracks… NO….I wasn’t on the job when West Linn’s track caught on fire, but my husband was! I will say that the mommy and step-mommy hats have given me most pleasure and pride.
My son Doug Fisher attended West Linn and excelled in field & track and gymnastics.
He joined the Army Rangers after graduation in ’82. Retiring after 20 years, he continued as a Tactical Trainer and Advisor for U.S. Forces and Foreign troops in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. I am thankful that he completed his tours of duty safely and is now a Project Leader for the Power Surety Task Force under the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is now living in Oregon City with his lovely wife Jan and a fuzzy four legged Corgi named Hanna.
I have two beautiful grand-daughters ages 17 and 18 who live with their mother in Tennessee. Don’t see or hear from them as often as I would like, but then remember what we were doing at ages 17 and 18 !
Our son Brendan Hughes is a free lance computer programmer and lives in the Multnomah area of Portland.
Our daughter Shannon lives in Seattle in the Greenlake area with her husband Peter Krause. Shannon is an executive at Weyerhaeuser and Peter is a free lance writer.
In 1995 David and I took a temporary leave from our home in the Multnomah area of Portland and our positions at Atlas Track & Tennis. We moved to his home town of Monterey, California to take care of his mother stricken with Alzheimer’s. We’ve been here ever since.
I miss the weather, the snow and watching the seasonal changes of Portland but find it very pleasant having a built-in-air-conditioner…..the coastal fog….when temperatures soar around us. Although semi-retired, we are employed as caretakers and property managers.
We now own David’s old family five bedroom home which we rent on VRBO for vacations and special occasions. All of this keeps me pretty occupied, trying to keep everyone else busy, trying to work smarter not harder….that wasn’t something we learned in school.
I love to cook, trying new recipes, gardening in spare time. I remain active, but have hung up my skis to pick up a shovel or golf club now and then, taking life one day at a time.
So in closing, I wish you all a wonderful time getting together. I look forward to watching the class reunion DVD showing all of you in action once again. Wish you love, the best of luck and blessings to you and yours.
Here are pictures of Patti Wence, Judy Smith and Patty Stutzman together in 2007
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I quit school and married early to leave an unhappy home which did not make me the brightest kid on the block. I married and had three wonderful children: Steve, Gary and Susan. After thirteen years I divorced and went to work and attended some college. I had a couple of interesting jobs but nothing that made my life light up.
I moved to San Francisco and after twenty years of being single I met and married my husband. We blended our families and now we have seven children, eleven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
We worked together and decided to start a business until Ed decided to retire (with a little help from me) and we moved above to a historical gold town above Sacramento. After a couple of years I got bored and started a soap product business.
One day Ed came home and said "lets move to Mexico" and we did. We live in a large expat community called Chapala and it is close to Guadalajara. We have been here for seven years and love it.
My husband and I have traveled to several countries in Europe as well as Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands. The highlight of our travels was spending a month crossing the United States and seeing our great country.
I won't be at the reunion but send my best wishes to everyone.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I worked in banking for ten year in Oregon City, Hawaii and Palm Springs, Ca.
Married Marcel “Mike” in 1965, we have lived in the same house for 44 years
We have two daughter and four granddaughters.
I volunteered in a library for 14 years running the used book sale.
Mike and I enjoy traveling in our RV and seeing the great sights of the US. We have also done some foreign travel.
We are reverse snow-birds, spending summers in Oregon and living the rest of the year in Palm Springs, California.
We are happy to be attending this milestone event.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I registered at OSC after high school but after my husband proposed I decided to exchange homework for house work. Dick and I were married at the OC Baptist Church on Dec. 10th 1960. Dick worked at Publishers paper mill until he retired in 2000. We had our first child Tami Oct. 1961, our second, Teri Nov. 1965 and our third, Rick Mar. 1967. I worked at DWS for 25+ years as an assembler, tester, inspector and lead. We have seven wonderful grandchildren and our great grandson is due about Aug. 25th.
We have enjoyed hunting, camping, traveling on motorcycles and sailing our boat. Dick likes fly-fishing and I like reading a book and watching him. I also enjoy doing crafts and walking. We retired in 2000 sold everything and became full time RV’ers and love it. We normally spend our winters in Yuma then travel in the summer. We have spent the last two winters in Oregon as our oldest daughter is ill. This is the second summer we have spent working as host/attendants on the Metolius at Camp Sherman. I spend every other weekend (Wed. & Thur.) in Oregon City staying with our daughter.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone again at the reunion.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Hi to all! After graduation I attended two years of college then met my future husband, Dick Ganos the night of the Columbus Day Storm in 1963. Dick and I married in 1965 and have three children. Rich Jr. Born in 1966 Nick, 1968 and Debbie in 1973. After Debbie was born we made the decision that I would stay home with the children until they were a little older. It was great watching them develop. When Debbie was twelve I went back to work. In 1993 we quite our jobs, sold our home and with the children and moved to Boise, Id., to help our daughter and son-in-law start up their window covering business. We lived on savings for two years and Dick decided we needed to go back to work and pay into our savings again. He headed back to Oregon and got a job at Bonneville Dam. We moved to Carson, WA., to be closer to his job. Two things happened in 2002, our oldest son was diagnosed with cancer and our daughter Debbie was diagnosed with a miracle, our one and only granddaughter. It was the best of times and the worst of times. Rich lost his battle to cancer in 2006. Our granddaughter is now 8 years old and the joy of all our lives. Last year we bought our retirement home in Bend, Or. We co-bought it with Debbie and her family which includes our little eight year old granddaughter. Dick is set to retire in September of this year and will be very happy to live here with us instead of coming over every weekend (weather permitting).
I won’t be able to attend the reunion but I have loved the updates on the blog. Have a great time every one and God Bless.
As an important point of information, Charlene Case who attended the first 10 years of school in Willamette and at West Linn High School with our class has passed away.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
After high school graduation, I worked that summer at Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill and then went off to Oregon State. Kind of scary for an 18 year old kid with average grades. I majored in fish and wildlife management. I must have really grown into the college life okay as I was there for six years. I worked during some time off and the summers for the Forest Service in Oregon and Washington. Graduated from OSU in the spring of 66 with a BS degree in wildlife management and enough credit for another degree. Those years were a great time as well as meeting many of my life-long friends there.
The best and most significant thing that happened during that time was being set up for a blind date on my 23rd birthday. That is the day I met Susie, and education student in her 3rd year. We married 6 months later and graduated together in 66. After graduation, we moved back to West Linn and Susie started teaching at West Linn, where she lived with my folks on River Street as I had a military obligation to fulfill. So off I went and got that out of the way.
The next step was realizing that I had learned a lot of stuff at OSU but I didn’t know how to do anything. I decided to learn how to build homes and built over 100 homes in the West Linn-Lake Oswego area. Susie’s continued to teach in West Linn, finishing her master’s degree along the way. She loved teaching there.
After building homes for some time, I made another change in my working career. I went to work for the City of West Linn and working mostly in the water department where I enforced the Safe Water Drinking Act mandated by the federal government. I had a great time and met lots of great folks in West Linn that I never knew before. Between us, Susie and I knew and met many, many of the citizens of West Linn over the years. During all those years, we maintained our residence in West Linn.
Sometime before we retired, we decided not to remain in the West Linn area or even in Oregon. We spent several years visiting different areas of the Northwest to decide where we wanted to retire. Noticing that there was one state in the U.S. that had only 490 thousand people in it, was the 9th largest state, had the Rocky Mountains, lots of lakes and rivers, more antelope than people, great elk, deer and moose hunting, 40-50 lb. lake trout, 4-6 lb. kokanee and on-and-on. So we decided that Wyoming would be our number one choice and then visited almost every town in the state to find the one we would like the best – ending up in Green River, Wyoming. After moving here in late 96, we have both had a number of job offers but we are here for other reasons than work. A 90 some mile lake known as Flaming Gorge Reservoir is ½ hour from our home.
If you think back, all will probably remember that I was always into hunting and fishing and the outdoors. So having that size of lake nearby is great. Our largest lake trout so far is 34 pounds and I had the state kokanee record for about 15 minutes a few years ago. They say that Wyoming is what America was and they may be right.
We love Wyoming and have been here now for 14 years. We did not have children but have found out hunting dogs were easier and ultimately less expensive to raise! After watching our friend raising their children, we seriously believe you with children should have a kind of citizen’s form of the military Medal of Honor. We had one of our god children live with us this part school year while he went to Western Wyoming College and had a small taste of what it is like to have teenagers and se what parents have to go through.
We won’t be able to make it to the reunion this year – maybe at the 50th! Picking a date for a big event like this is not an easy thing to accomplish and to get everything together is a monumental task. But the date pushes us too close to our hunting season. We have Wyoming antelope, deer, and elk tags and Susie has a bull Shiras moose tag as well as a trip to Texas for white tail deer.
It has been bun reading all the bios on the blog. We were kids in a great time. Below you will find our address and phone number and email. If you come through this way, we would love to have you stop for a visit. Take care out there. Have a great reunion.
Curt and Susie Funk
425 Upland Way
Green River, Wyoming 82935
(More pictures will be on the class slide show)
Saturday, July 3, 2010
After graduation, I went to the University of Oregon in the Fall of 1960 where I spent four years studying and enjoying the good life of an undergrad in Sociology. During that time, I met my future husband Bill Greenough and followed him to the University of California at Los Angeles in the fall of 1964 where I had received a fellowship in the School of Social Welfare and he pursued at PhD in the Department of Psychology. We married in the fall of 1965 in Lake Oswego and continued our studies at UCLA. After getting my MSW degree, I worked for two years for the Los Angeles County Department of Adoptions - logged lots of miles in heavy LA traffic with crying infants and toddlers.
In 1968, Bill landed a faculty appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In February 1970, we became the proud parents of a daughter, Jennifer. I had interesting social services jobs, first with a local school district, and later with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. By 1979, our marriage was no longer viable and my tolerance for the Midwest weather and environment was exhausted. I moved to Seattle with my daughter and completed a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Washington.
I put down deep roots in NE Seattle where I have lived in the same modest older home since the summer of 1980. I rose through the ranks at King County government from a Social Services Planner to Division Director, having the pleasure to serve directly under former King County Executive Gary Locke (Now US Secretary of Commerce) and also worked for Ron Sims (now Assistant Secretary of US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)). These were exciting, hard-working,but often stressful years.
By 2004, I decided that I was very fortunate to have survived Stage III melanoma for six years and to have sufficient resources to be able to retire. By retiring early, I have been able to be a major influence in the lives of my grandchildren (Alec born in 2002 and Mateo in 2003), to assist my daughter Jennifer who has a busy professional career. and to help my wonderful son-in-law Jorge by being there for the boys. Since retiring, I have taken some interesting trips (Guatemala, Mexico and Alaska) and spent more time at my slope side condo at Whistler, BC where I have served for the past three years as the president of the Strata Corporation (condo owners' association). I've made many Canadian friends and share my love of skiing with my grandsons - Whistler is our second home.
I'm looking forward to the WLHS Class of 1960 reunion in August. See you there!