CLASS NEWS FOR 2011-2014
|24 July 2014||NEW EMAIL: NANCY PAFFORD Reynolds ('55): REYNOLDSN623@GMAIL.COM|
|17 July 2014||MOVED: SHIRLEY WILLIAMS Butler ('67) from Paso Robles, California to Auburn, Alabama. Email remains: SRBUTLER.67@GMAIL.COM. Her Skype ID is AUBURNEMIGRE|
|3 July 2014||
MOVED: VICKEY THAYER Kleinsmith ('65) from Omaha, Nebraska to St
Petersburg, Florida. Email remains
Below is a recent photo of Vickey and husband, Mark.
|20 May 2014||NEW EMAIL: LARRY MARTELL ('56): MARTELL92@MSN.COM|
|15 May 2014||NEW EMAIL: CAROL KRUEGER Holben ('59): CAROLKHOLBEN@GMAIL.COM|
|11 May 2014||NEW EMAIL: JODI HAMBACH McBride ('68): SCOOTERJODI@AOL.COM|
|5 May 2014||NEW EMAIL: TIM BARANOUSKAS ('63): AURA2007@COMCAST.NET|
|25 April 2014||
CLASS OF '60 MINI REUNION: JEAN-CLAUDE PETILON, JUDY HOLDSWORTH
Scott, and KELLY MCCARTNEY had dinner together in Washington, DC on 18
April 2014. Judy's husband, Boo Scott, rounded out the foursome, and
took the photo.
|9 April 2014||NEW EMAIL: JANICE KLAR ('66): JANICEKLAR@GMAIL.COM|
|24 March 2014||NEW EMAIL: DAN PODLESNIK ('65): DANPODLESNIK@GMAIL.COM|
|24 March 2014||NEW EMAIL: JAN DEGARMO Schopfer ('57): JANSCHOPFER@GMAIL.COM|
|23 March 2014||NEW EMAIL: PEGGY OSBORNE Shaffer ('66): SHAFFER.PEGGYJEAN@GMAIL.COM|
|14 March 2014||MOVED: CLARENCE NOLES ('68) from Rockford, Illinois to Clearwater, Florida. Email remains: CLARENCENOLES@ATT.NET|
|19 February 2014||NEW EMAIL: PAT WILKINSON ('67): PWILKINSON@COMCAST.NET|
|19 February 2014||NEW EMAIL: JANET CHEVALIER Hargis ('68): JDCHARGIS@GMAIL.COM|
|10 February 2014||MOVED: JODEAN PETRINI Smith ('69) from Temple, Texas to Birmingham, Alabama. Email remains: SMITH.JODEAN@GMAIL.COM.|
|5 February 2014||NEW EMAIL: ANNE GONSETH Shattuck ('66): PENNIES4ME@HUGHES.NET|
|19 November 2013||NEW EMAIL: STUART GARNER ('63): SMG@EMBARQMAIL.COM|
|18 November 2013||NEW EMAIL: LYNN TYLER ('62): LYNNBTYLER@GMAIL.COM|
|11 November 2013||
UPDATE ON CHARLIE WIGGINS ('65) extracted from the Washington Courts
|11 November 2013||
NEW EMAILS: thanks for your help in obtaining these
'59 BEV ASKEGREEN Jennings - CJBJENNINGS@GMAIL.COM
'65 DAVID DEPAUW - D.DEPAUW@GMAIL.COM
'65 HAROLD HUDSON - HAROLDOHUDSON@GMAIL.COM
'65 CHARLIE WIGGINS - CHARLIEW47@GMAIL.COM
'66 JANICE KLAR - JANIKL9@AOL.COM
'66 DUNA POTEAT Miller - MILLERPOTEAT@GMAIL.COM
'67 CAROL BARBER Bien - CAROLBIENTRAVEL@YAHOO.COM
'67 MARK JONES - ONEGUN2MANY@HOTMAIL.COM
'70 CHERYL IRWIN - CHERYL.IRWIN@OUTLOOK.COM
'72 GARY MCKOWN - GARY.MCKOWN@COMCAST.NET
|11 November 2013||MOVED: SUSAN MOSIER Dixon ('62) from Charlotte, North Carolina to Lake Wylie, South Carolina.|
|11 November 2013||NEW FIND: TOM RABER ('64) living in Ridgefield, Washington. Email: SANDY18209@GMAIL.COM|
|6 November 2013||NEW EMAIL: ERIC ROBERTS ('68): ERICROBERTS888@GMAIL.COM|
|27 October 2013||
CLASS OF '70 MINI REUNION reported by BETTY RICE:
|27 October 2013||
|23 October 2013||
MINI REUNION: RUSTY RALSTON ('65) reporting. Nancy and I met up with Tish and Gudrun in Asheville, NC for a couple of days (13-16 October). Here is a photo of us at Pack's Tavern in Asheville.Toured the Biltmore and did some of the touristy things there. Had a great time.
|11 October 2013||NEW EMAIL: CANDY ROGERS Reynolds ('65): CANDICERR@COMCAST.NET|
|11 October 2013||NEW EMAIL: NORMA HINESLEY Laughmiller ('62): NAHRU62@GMAIL.COM|
|5 October 2013||
MINI REUNION REPORTED BY ELIZABETH STAFFORD Smith ('67): I met these
two lovely ladies for the first time today (4 Oct), as we all live in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area (I just moved here this Summer). We now plan
to make getting together a new tradition. Found out that Gaby Miner
Knudson also graduated from the same high school I did in El Paso, Texas.
Wow! Small world!
|30 September 2013||
MOVED: BABETTE STAFFORD Smith ('67) from El Paso, Texas to Argyle, Texas.
New email: ESMITH9544@GMAIL.COM
We moved here in North Texas as we are both retired now and decided to share a property with my daughter and her family who moved up from San Antonio. We chose North Texas as she and her husband adopted two little girls from S.A. and felt it would be safer to move some distance from San Antonio as the biological family are heavily into drug dealing. We now live on a 1.7 acre property with two homes on it. Ours is rather small (900 + square feet) and we share the large home's gourmet kitchen, laundry room, etc It is communal living at its best as we still have our own "space" to retreat to! We absolutely love being grandparents actively involved in our grandchildren's lives! I'm also a volunteer at my granddaughters' school.
|24 September 2013||MOVED: BOBBIE TROLL Heacock ('68) from Edgewater, Florida to Lakeland, Florida. Email remains: BARBARA92550@GMAIL.COM|
|24 September 2013||NEW EMAIL: BILL CLARK ('58): BILLSR@KEYSTOUNDERSTANDINGLIFE.COM|
|10 September 2013||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN MOSIER Dixon ('62): SEDIXON@COMPORIUM.NET|
|25 August 2013||RESURFACED AFTER A 12-YEAR HIATUS: MARK YUILL ('67) living in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Email: MBY@COMCAST.NET. Current photo can be found on the Class of '67 photo page.|
|24 August 2013||RESURFACED AFTER A 24-YEAR HIATUS: KATHLEEN YUILL ('69) living in Santa Barbara, California. Email: KATHY.YUILL@GMAIL.COM. Current photo can be found on the Class of '69 photo page.|
|22 August 2013||
UPDATE FROM MELISSA STREETER ('63):
|11 August 2013||NEW EMAIL: JODI HAMBACH McBride ('68): JMCBRIDE@CABLEONE.NET|
|19 July 2013||MOVING AFTER 47 YEARS (effective 6 August 2013): MIKE LEAGUE ('56) from Bowie, Maryland to Lakeland, Florida. Email remains GRANKAY@VERIZON.NET|
|15 June 2013||NEW EMAIL: TIM TANKERSLEY ('62): T.TANKERSLEY@LIVE.COM|
|6 June 2013||MOVED: ANN KISER Petruska ('62) from Greensboro, NC to Archdale, NC. NEW EMAIL: ANNPETRUSKA@YAHOO.COM|
|15 May 2013||
MINI REUNION: MARIE SKOVRAN Sharpes ('67) and SHERRI THOMAS KENSKI
('64) were the instigators of a an impromptu lunch at Kilroy's in
Springfield, Virginia on 14 May 2013. Others in attendance were DAVE
THATCHER ('62) and PATTI KROGMANN, GINGER ROGERS ('64), BILL ROGERS ('67),
MARGARET SHEA McCormack ('65), and GINNY POLLARD Pilzer ('64). Lunch
was good, the conversation was lively, and the camaraderie was great.
Marie, who has entered the alumni fold late in the game, would like to see
more such gatherings. We all agreed they are fun.
|13 May 2013||
UPDATE FROM TISH BRITT Douglas ('57) on LEE BRUBAKER ('57) and GAYLE DOVER ('57):
Today (11 May 2013) I had the privilege of attending the wedding of Dr. and Mrs. Lee Brubaker. Both are OHS class of '57. The bride is Gayle Dover, and the groom, of course, is Lee Brubaker. Gayle and Lee were sweethearts in our junior year, then Gayle's dad was rotated back to the States for our senior year and their lives went in different directions. They met again at the St Pete OHS reunion last autumn. They will reside mostly in Casper, WY, where Lee continues in his work as a family practice MD. Their second residence will be Gayle's home on a lake north of Little Rock, AR. I know that all the OHS family joins me in wishing them great happiness in the years ahead.
|2 May 2013||
UPDATE ON ABEL WHITE ('61):
Abel is still working as a field engineer testing
|2 May 2013||NEW EMAIL: MARIE SKOVRAN Sharpes ('67): M.SHARPES@VERIZON.NET|
|12 Apr 2013||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN SCHREINER Elias ('58): SAVTAHELIAS@GMAIL.COM|
|29 Mar 2013||NEW EMAIL: GINA SHULER Bills ('63): KSBILLS21@GMAIL.COM|
|13 Mar 2013||NEW EMAIL: JOAN DEIN Pratt ('61): JOANDPRATT@GMAIL.COM|
|12 Mar 2013||NEW EMAIL: GINNY POLLARD Pilzer ('64): GINNYPILZ@GMAIL.COM|
|28 Feb 2013||NEW EMAIL: SCOTT LANG ('65): SGLANG1@VERIZON.NET|
|10 Feb 2013||NEW FIND: JAMES MCDONALD ('72): living in Whitsett, North Carolina. Email: JHM1953@GMAIL.COM|
|10 Feb 2013||UPDATE ON JAMES CLAYTON ('64): married and living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. New email: JANDJTC@AOL.COM|
|30 Jan 2013||
UPDATE FROM BOB SHANER ('67):
After a considerable
amount of planning and preparation, I am pleased to announce my retirement
on 1 March 2013, after 39 years of dedicated service to McDonnell Douglas
and the Boeing Company. I consider myself very blessed and fortunate
to have worked there. I will be leaving with fond memories of the
many fascinating jobs that I’ve had and the great friendships that were
formed along the way.
I will truly miss the people whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing at Boeing but look forward to spending more time with my family since this has always been, and will always remain, my top priority in life. My granddaughters – Abby (9), Lindsey (7), Megan(5) – and my grandsons – Gabe (3), Ben (10 months) and Giacomo (1 month) – are at very interesting ages and provide a constant source of amazement, enjoyment and pride.
About a year ago, my Dad, Lt Col Elmer E Shaner, passed away at age 90
and Mom, at age 92, keeps asking “are you retiring soon?”. Yes, I am
a sterling example of the “sandwich generation” and feel that the timing
is right for my next “move”.
|30 Jan 2013||NEW EMAIL: CRAIG TOWNSEND ('67): CRAIGTOWNSEND04@GMAIL.COM|
|19 Jan 2013||NEW EMAIL: BOB SHANER ('67): BSHANER135@HOTMAIL.COM|
|19 Jan 2013||NEW EMAIL: SHIRLEY WILLIAMS Butler ('67): SRBUTLER.67@GMAIL.COM|
|31 Dec 2012||MOVED: MIKE CHURCH ('59) from Bella Vista, Arkansas to Suffolk, Virginia. Email remains: VSP.374@GMAIL.COM|
|28 Dec 2012||NEW EMAIL: TIM ROGERS ('67): TIMLAKESHORE@GMAIL.COM|
|26 Dec 2012||NEW EMAIL: BOB FLYNN ('62): RJFLYNN@EARTHLINK.NET.|
|6 Dec 2012||
UPDATE FROM JEANNIE ASTRELLA ('62):
Met Lance in Monterey last week for the the Big Sur Half Marathon. We didn’t run but his inamorata, Kimberlee, enters every year; she had a decent finish. Lance and I wandered the Presidio of Monterey – our home after Orleans - and waxed nostalgic about our time there. Am attaching a photo of us outside one of the Defense Language Institute buildings and one of Lance and Kimberlee in front of our old quarters. The weather was perfect all 4 days and it great to see my brother again after 5 years.
JeanniePS: Can’t resist also attaching a photo of the great view of Monterey Bay from my BOQ room
|6 Dec 2012||
OHS MINI REUNION: An impromptu gathering of eight OHSers and Milt
Creighton's wife, Faye, met at Cathy Rodger's in Alexandria, Virginia for
an afternoon of catching up, and dinner at Le Refuge French restaurant.
What a nice time. We need to do this more often.
|4 Dec 2012||NEW EMAIL: PRISCILLA BANCROFT Titus (Faculty): THYLACINE17@HOTMAIL.COM|
|4 Dec 2012||NEW EMAIL: WALT LOWREY ('56): WSLOWREY@COMCAST.NET|
|1 Dec 2012||NEW EMAIL: CHERI JANOSKI Moore ('64): CHERILMOORE@AOL.COM|
|1 Nov 2012||MOVED: CHRIS THATCHER Beck ('65) from Fresno, California to Sacramento, California. Email: CHRIS.47.BECK@GMAIL.COM|
|31 Oct 2012||NEW FIND: MARGOT "FLY BABY" GABBARD Thompson ('67): living in Banks, Oregon. Email: REVMARGOT@GMAIL.COM|
|26 Oct 2012||
UPDATE FROM JAMES "CORKY" LAMB ('62)
Now living in
On our way to Oakland, CA this weekend for our first
grandchild’s first birthday (Emma Rosa Lamb)
Started a parallel career a few years back. I am an
adjunct at University of Houston, teaching transportation courses in the
Supply Chain track.
Mom (Lillian) passed away in February 2007 and Dad
(LeRoy E. Lamb, Jr,, AUS (RET) joined her in May 2007.
Erika (from Santiago, Chile) and I have now been married for 34 years, have 3 kids:
James, 32, married one child – Emma Rosa – living in
Hope you are well. Glad to see you are keeping the
“On you Trojans, on you Trojans…”
|26 Oct 2012||NEW EMAIL: JANICE KLAR ('66): JANICE.KLAR@AIM.COM|
|24 Oct 2012||NEW FIND: MARK NIKRANDT ('72) living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Email: MNIKRANDT@IPS.US|
|13 Oct 2012||
A MESSAGE FROM JUMI BUTLER ('67):
Many thanks to all who’ve sent me messages of encouragement upon learning that my cancer, for which I’d been treated in 2010 and 2011, had returned. Some of you may know that I returned to work on Dec 1, 2011. But it seemed I never got my previous energy back. Since early this year, I’ve been complete taken over by it. Since you are my friends, I’ll spare you the long and tortuous details.
You all know that when I do something, I go whole hog, dive in head first, do it up good! On that note, most people who’ve been diagnosed with cancer deal with just that diagnosis and treatment and proceed on with their lives.
That wasn’t dramatic enough for me. On a subsequent visit to my Stanford surgeon, it was determined that my potassium level was dangerously high, my ureters had collapsed (endangering my kidneys) and I had another tumor. Drains were inserted into my kidneys and we proceeded to restart chemo.
The first chemo hit hard and I was down almost for the whole two weeks til the next one, which was scheduled for 10-3. We thought the chemo was the problem. When we got to the office on the 3rd, the PA only took about five minutes and then said "I think we need to hospitalize you, you're totally dehydrated and your pressure looks way down."
In French Hospital (in San Luis Obispo) an angel of a nurse, Erica, just took charge. She, under supervision of Dr. Vatsa (the admitting physician), started pumping fluids, antibiotics, heart meds to bring up blood pressure, and to slow down my heart which was in afib due to the extremely low blood pressure.
They admitted me into the hospital, “for a few days” - I figured a week and I was right because I came home yesterday, the 10th.
I’m really glad to be home and am recouping, still taking some meds. The plan is to restart cancer treatment in a week or so.
Again, thanks for your wishes and prayers. They are appreciated.
|12 Oct 2012||ST PETE REUNION PHOTOS: A slideshow of seventy-three photos submitted by Suzy Bek Lugerner ('67) were posted today.|
|8 Oct 2012||MOVED: JODEAN PETRINI Smith ('69) from Enterprise, Alabama to Temple, Texas. New email: SMITH.JODEAN@GMAIL.COM|
|6 Oct 2012||
MINI-REUNION: JILL GROSSWILER Orevik ('65) and DAVE THATCHER ('62)
lunched in Silver Spring, Maryland on 5 October 2012. Dave got to
try out another Vietnamese restaurant. He's been hooked on the
Vietnamese Pho soup, since getting introduced to it in 1991.
|24 Sep 2012||MOVED: BOB MAYNARD ('66) from Jacksonville, NC to West Palm Beach, FL. Email remains: BNMAYNARD@MAC.COM|
|24 Sep 2012||NEW EMAIL: MARGIE LEVINE Weiss ('68): MARGIEW1127@GMAIL.COM|
|16 Sep 2012||NEW EMAIL: ARMIN GLORE ('67) AGLOREHRSD@AOL.COM|
|12 Sep 2012||NEW EMAIL: SUZANNE SCHILTZ Ganim ('63): SSGTENNIS@HOTMAIL.COM. Surprise, surprise, surprise! Found Suzanne working as the Conceirge at the Sirata where we just held the 2012 Reunion. We invited her to join us, and she did.|
|4 Sep 2012||NEW EMAIL: LUANNE BEGLEY Williams ('62): LUANNEIWILLIAMS@GMAIL.COM|
|31 Aug 2012||REFOUND: TED HEINZERLING ('66) living in El Mirage, Arizona. New email: HOBIETH@GMAIL.COM|
|23 Aug 2012||NEW EMAIL: MILT CREIGHTON ('62): MILTCREIG@GMAIL.COM|
|20 Aug 2012||NEW EMAIL: DUNA POTEAT MIller ('66): DUNA.MILLER@USCMED.SC.EDU|
|14 Aug 2012||NEW EMAIL: SARALYN WHITEHEAD Petersen ('68): SARALYN@OLYPEN.COM|
|5 Aug 2012||NEW EMAIL: GREG LYNCH ('63): CGLYNCH@COMCAST.NET|
|5 Aug 2012||UPDATE ON DALE TUDDER Scott ('68): Married to Lloyd Scott for 40 years. Have been working as a Branch Manager for Langley Federal Credit Union, Hampton, Virginia for the past 11 years. Planning to retire at age 66. Retired from NationsBank (Bank of America) in 1996 after 23 years as a Teller, Relationship Banker and Branch Manager. Worked 5 years for BB&T as a Branch Manager. New email: DATS49@GMAIL.COM|
|28 July 2012||NEW FIND: MANUEL "MANNY" RIVERA-MORALES ('68) living in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Email: MERM302@GMAIL.COM|
|23 July 2012||NEW EMAIL: ED NOGAR ('55): EDNOGAR@GMAIL.COM|
|19 July 2012||NEW FIND: WARREN THOMPSON ('67) married and living in Somerset, Kentucky. Email: WCT1234@WINDSTREAM.NET|
|17 July 2012||
UPDATE ON MIKE GIESE ('70) (email received 17 July 2012)
Hello you guys…….
I picked up my Citroen Traction Avant last week in Paris and then got a
fellow K Town Raider at the airport (CDG) and we drove to K Town,
we managed to get on base, (and Ramstein too) and did a good visit…..
there have definitely been some changes since 1970………… serious money has
been spent, and it looks like we are going to be there for awhile….
after K Town we drove down to Colmar in Alsace, where I have a good buddy
and I bought a Mobylette, always wanted one, this one runs
great, got it for 200 E, I will keep it in Aix, sure it will
be handy to pick up the bread and croissants Sunday morning..
From Alsace, we drove down to Gap where my sisters in law, have an Auberge, then from there to Aix, where I have started some landscaping projects, have a backhoe working now….
I'm here until the first week in Aug. will drive the Traction back to Paris, and will for sure stop in Orleans, and see whats going on there... then back to the Island for Hurricane season… I hope the Tropics look good for the reunion in Tampa, so I can see you all then.
|17 July 2012||LETTERMAN'S SWEATER QUESTION: If you have a Letterman's sweater, would you please take a look at it and see who the manufacturer was. ROYCE COE '64 would like to replace his lost one, and is particularly interested in the one with the soccer letter on it. If you have a digital camera, a photo of it would be helpful. Please email your info/photo to me, so that I can share with all. Dave|
|15 July 2012||NEW FIND: STEVE CONGER ('64): married and living in Snellville, Georgia. Email: SFC2282@MAC.COM|
|14 July 2012||NEW EMAIL: CANDI WEBSTER Smith ('66): ORPHANEDAT3@YAHOO.COM|
|8 July 2012||NEW EMAIL: RICKEY GAY ('64): RICKEYG2003@AOL.COM.|
|6 July 2012||
MINI REUNION: PAT O'BRIEN ('62) did DAVE THATCHER ('62) the honors
of a visit at his home in Cambridge, Maryland. The visit included a
tour of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where
afterwards they met up with AGGIE SHEARIN Shank ('62) at McGarvey's Saloon
at the Dock Square on the Annapolis waterfront for a five hour lunch and
catch-up. It was a great visit. The last time Dave and Pat had
seen Aggie was at the 1986 reunion in Las Vegas.
|3 July 2012||NEW FIND: JEFF WILLIAMS ('64): living in the DC Metro Area. Email: JWMSWERKS@AOL.COM|
|1 July 2012||
UPDATE ON ROB STOHLMAN ('65):
I retired from the Department of Commerce on June 29, 2012, after 27 1/2 years of federal civilian service. During my federal civilian career I also worked for the US Army Reserve, Department of the Army and FEMA. With the latter I was deployed to Baton Rouge after hurricane Katrina for 30 days. In 1998 I retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel with almost 28 years of combined active and reserve service. I now will have much more time to pursue genealogy while waiting for my wife of two years, Vanda, to retire.
For over 20 years I was a Scout leader, four with the Cub Scouts and the rest with the Boy Scouts, including five as the Scoutmaster.. My son, Robby, made Eagle Scout, thus joining his uncle Bruce (OAHS 67), his grandfather and me. My wife's son, Grady, is also an Eagle Scout. My wife and I have a cabin in West Virginia where we go one or two weekends a month to restore our souls. It is quiet and a great getaway and I plan on spending time there.
I won't be able to make the reunion in Florida, but wish all a great time and maybe I can make the next one.
|25 June 2012||
OHS GEAR STORE items: There are currently some St Pete Reunion items
in the OHS Gear Store, and between now and the big event, you can expect
to see more. Items include a button, mug, tote, messenger bag, plate
and candy jar. Coming soon are several shirts and other items you
may like, including Class of 1962, 1965 and 1967 reunion shirts in
recognition of their great sign up rates for the reunion. If you
want a reunion shirt for your Class, just ask.
MIke Magnan, Class of '62 MIKE.MAGNAN@N8MARKETING.COM
|25 June 2012||
UPDATE ON JIM POKORSKI ('62)
My schooling was in Verdun,one year and Orleans, almost three years. Several of the guys I hung around with in Orleans, Hurley Wilvert, and another whose name I no longer remember went there by train a few times and partied our little hearts out. We did visit cultural icons like the Ifell tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. I also visited the Left Bank, Crazy Horse Bar and underground Paris. The "working girls" were not expensive and also not much older than we were.
I completed my college studies at Kent State (several years after the shootings, although I had several Profs. who were there at that time) and managed to spend 40 plus years in the telecommunications business starting with Bell Tel in Virginia in '63, Mid-Continent in PA, Farmers & Merchants in VA, United Tel Com in Ohio which Started a long distance company called Sprint Telecommunications Corp, Then as a VP's gofer in North Carolina for about a year, then a staff weenie for another Executive VP in Florida for several years before returning to Sprint Local Telcom in Ohio to close out my career as a Division Engineering Manager for Ohio, Indiana and Chicago. Had a hell of a grand time in the ensuing 40 some odd years. Met a lot of fine folks worked for some really super people and my kids have friends they stay in touch with in five states. So they had as many moves as I did growing up but didn't have to have all those damn shots every time I got transferred overseas like we did. Made a lot of friends and my wife, kids and I had a heck of a good life. Always some excitement, never boring with good 'ol Dad.
|25 June 2012||MOVED: BOBBIE TROLL Heacock ('68) from Sacramento, California to Edgewater, Florida. Email remains: BARBARA92550@GMAIL.COM|
|20 Jun 2012||
MESSAGE FROM JACQUELINE LAPLACE (Faculty):
TO ALL MY FORMER STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING TO ATTEND THE REUNION (In St Pete)
In the first place,, I would like to thank warmly all those students who have insisted to have our participation in the Orleans High School reunion.
Unfortunately, we are both very sorry and disapointed for we will not be able to be with you in St Petersburgh. Jean-Marie had a very important surgery in July 2008 in Paris (he stayed 5 days between life and death) and since then, he goes every year in June, after different medical tests, for a follow up visit. This visit was yesterday and the surgeon strongly disaproved this journey to the States, arguing that the long plane trip would be much too tiring for him. Of course, I cannot think of going without him and I am very disappointed not to be able to meet again some of my former students and teachers who will attend this reunion.
We have a wonderful memory of the 1987 reunion in Las Vegas and regret very much not to be able to attend this one
Incidently, for those who still have the 1967 OHS Annual (Le Troyen 1967), I indicate that on the second picture page which has 3 pictures, in the picture on the left, the man standing under the statue of Joan of Arc , representing the Mayor of Orleans is my father (who died several years ago).
This is a strange coincidence, for I remember 1967 as a very sad year when all my students and all our American friends (Jean-Marie had also been working for the Army for 14 years) were leaving France
We wish you a huge success and are sure you will have a great time together ! All our thoughts
will be with you.
P.S. Please, excuse me if my english is not perfect (I have not spoken english since 2007,
the year we left Spain where we lived from 2000 to 2007 and where we had some english friends.
|15 Jun 2012||NEW EMAIL: HARRY CLAY ('59): HARRY_C2003@YAHOO.COM|
|13 Jun 2012||NEW EMAIL: BETTY SEVERANCE Hanson ('63): CHANSON12@KC.RR.COM|
|12 Jun 2012||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN SONNET Davis ('67): MOMAD4@GMAIL.COM|
|11 Jun 2012||
MINI REUNION: GABY MINER Knudson ('64) and DAVE THATCHER ('62): This
past weekend, Dave attended the 50th anniversary reunion of the Class of
'62 from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas. This is
where he attended the 8th and 9th grades before moving to Orleans.
He had a great time reconnecting with those classmates that he hadn't seen
since 1959. On the way back to Dallas to catch his flight home, he
stopped off in Hurst, Texas to visit Joe and Gaby Knudson. Another
memorable visit, and a nice way to cap off a great weekend.
|5 Jun 2012||
UPDATE ON PAM BROWNING ('71): When asked about her new job, she
I always feel
like this answer needs a disclaimer…I spent almost 20 years as a middle
manager in a corporate environment and after being downsized from my cushy
corporate job decided to move in a completely different direction.
So…I’m in school to become certified to teach English as a second language
to adults (getting my teaching certificate and getting certified in ESL).
I teach an ESL once a week. I also trained and became a dog groomer
because I thought it’d be fun…turns out it’s not as fun as I thought it’d
be but for now it’s my primary job….and I just stated at a new place this
I was also a Paralegal (a
long time ago) and of course had all of the requisite “you’re kidding me,
you did that?” jobs in college. Those included my all-time favorite
which was driving a mid-size Mercedes bus from San Diego to Tecate, Mexico
twice a day for a company called Mexicoach. I was also a
Taco-Bellette and worked at the San Diego State University library in the
|3 Jun 2012||MARRIED: ROSIE GIGGEY ('66) TO John S. Mastracchio, her friend of 28 years, on 23 October 2011. New email: BUCKYSMOMMY@GMAIL.COM.|
|2 Jun 2012||MARRIED: JIM HERRIOTT ('60) and DIANNA VAUGHAN Herriott ('58) on 5 May 2010. That's right, 2010. The cat's finally out of the bag. Jim decided he liked the El Paso heat better than the Minnesota Winters, so he's the one that had the big yard sale.|
|2 Jun 2012||NEW FIND: CHRISTINA WATSON Brice ('68) living in New York City. Email: CBRICEMAKEUP@GMAIL.COM Christina moved to Orleans in 1955 when she was four years old, and left in 1967, to finish her Senior year at Kaiserslautern, Germany.|
|1 Jun 2012||
UPDATE ON JEFF LAACK ('67): Retired from the Army in 1992 as LTC,
worked for Maritz Marketing Research until 2008, and now teaches part time
at the College of Lake County, his local community college. He and
wife, Eileen, enjoy traveling, and Jeff especially enjoys fishing as the
attached photo attests to. New email:
|1 Jun 2012||
MOVED: BOBBY COLLINS ('64) from Lagrange, Georgia to Pflugerville, Texas.
When questioned about the move, how he manages to take his job with him, and whether we might see him at the reunion, he sent the following reply:
To be honest, I haven’t been to the Broken Spoke since 1968. I will have to check it out. Pflugerville is at the other end of Austin. Growing up here (every Christmas and vacation and unaccompanied period during my father’s career) and then finishing high school and college, there used to be an unwritten rule that North Austin was more respectable. Things have changed a lot but my family still lives north and my daughter is in Dallas, less than three hours from here.
The trick to taking your
job with you is changing careers frequently. After nine years in the
Marines, I joined corporate America so I wouldn’t have to move so much.
I moved 8 more times until three years ago when I retired and started
teaching high school math. I was certified in Georgia and now have a
1 year certificate for Texas. I will be starting a new school year
at one of the high schools in North Austin when the reunion takes place.
With all the other aspects of moving, starting a new year at a new school
will be just too much excitement to be able to take off for a long
My lament is that I have always been in some transition phase for each of the previous OHS reunions. I am a big fan of gatherings like these and one of my personal goals is to muster up a contingent of folks like me who didn’t finish high school at OHS and get them to a reunion. I see only one or two names that I recognize on the attendee list but there are lots on your class roster. For example, Judy Nadeau Cuoco has a younger brother who was in my class. Bitsy Caballero and Gaby Miner are active and I will make a major push to get all of us to the next reunion. See you there.
|31 May 2012||NEW EMAIL: TOWNLEY CREIGHTON Whalen ('65): BTWHALEN@ATT.NET|
|30 May 2012||FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME: JUD SPENCE '63 is going to be on TV, so get your DVR or TiVo queued up. The program is called "Final Offer" and it airs on the Discovery Channel on June 7th at 10:00 pm ET. Jud's item will be a 300-year old oil painting that his mother bought at an antique shop in Orleans. The painting sold on the show for an as-yet undisclosed amount. Tune in for the exciting conclusion.|
|24 May 2012||
UPDATE ON AUBREY ('60) and ABEL ('61) WHITE:
I am attaching a couple pictures of Abel and me. We were part of a group invited to Ft Hood, Texas for a welcome home ceremony for Viet Nam Veterans. 5 21 2012.
The picture is taken with a replica of a Viet Nam memorial to be built on the grounds of the State Capital in Austin.
The second is of us with Lieutenant General Campbell, Commander III Corps and Ft Hood, a friend of Abel's. Abel is on the right and I am on the left side.
This Thursday we have been invited back to participate in a "pass in review" with Soldiers on the parade field. I have not paraded since my change of command, August 1992. This should be fun!!
We were both interviewed by the local NBC affiliate. The big question to me was what is the difference between this welcome home ceremony and when I returned from Viet Nam. My answer was "that today we were welcomed back and thanked by so many for doing our duty. It is a great feeling. In 1968, the good news was I did not get spit on or objects thrown at me as I arrived back in the States, but the bad news was being heckled by folks with bull horns. There were no handshakes. But I also knew that the voices of hecklers were not a reflection of the majority of the folks in this great nation; more importantly I am so glad to see that today soldiers are welcomed back and recognized for their service to our nation."
|23 May 2012||NEW EMAIL: CAROL CORBETT Westover ('67): CWESTOVER@PW.THELANDLAWYERS.COM|
|19 May 2012||MOVED: TERRI SERAFINE Lindsey ('65) from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Podgorica, Montenegro. Email remains: TERRIGLINDSEY@HOTMAIL.COM|
|19 May 2012||NEW EMAIL: LINDA GILBERT Smith ('58): LINDA13595@GMAIL.COM|
|16 May 2012||NEW EMAIL: JAN DEGARMO Schopfer ('57): SCHOPFERKURT@GMAIL.COM|
|12 May 2012||REUNION NEWS: See new posting made to "Hot off the press reunion news" section of the 2012 REUNION page.|
|11 May 2012||MOVED: GABY MINER Knudson ('64) from Reading, Pennsylvania to Hurst, Texas. Email remains: GKNUDSON@GTE.NET.|
|10 May 2012||UPDATE ON CHARLES TOWNSEND ('64): married and living in Tallahassee, Florida. Professional Engineer, retired from the State of Florida in 2005. Email: TOWNSEC@NETTALLY.COM. Website: WWW.TUBEPROJECTS.COM|
|5 May 2012||NEW EMAIL: NANCY WATERMAN McLain ('59): NANCAN@BELD.NET|
|2 May 2012||HER MOMENT OF FAME: GUDRUN CLEM Blackmon ('58) is the Juvenile Justice Coordinator at Ft Bragg, North Carolina. Each year she is responsible for organizing the Annual Fort Bragg Children's Fest. This year her efforts received coverage on the US Army's official website. Click on the following link for the article: http://www.army.mil/article/78820/. Her response, "First time I've made U.S. Army worldwide news".|
|26 Apr 2012||NEW FIND: CAREY FOSTER ('67) married and living in Asnieres sur Seine, France. Email: CAREYFOSTER@GMAIL.COM|
|26 Apr 2012||MOVED: NORMAN CHESNUT ('68) from Brazil to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Email: CHESNUTNORMAN@YAHOO.COM|
|26 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: BECKY SPICER Harrington ('63): BECKY@MKCE.ORG|
|23 Apr 2012||MOVED: KAY KINTNER Caldwell ('58) from Glen Cove, New York to Lake Frederick, Virginia. Email remains: DOUBLEK227@GMAIL.COM|
|23 Apr 2012||MOVED: JOELLA BLACK Manella ('67) from Crestview HIlls, Kentucky to West Grove, Pennsylvania. New email: JOMANELLA@VERIZON.NET|
|23 Apr 2012||UPATE ON HUDSON FAMILY: CAROLE ('61) and her husband, Frank Robinson, have been retired about ten years. Carole recently completed an Associate Degree in Accounting from a local community college, and her husband is involved in a local antique car club. Carole still cares for her mother, who has Alzheimers, and is in a local nursing home. Brother, HAROLD ('65), is still working for Volvo in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and is due to retire in November 2012. Youngest brother, CHUCK ('77), is a Major General in the Marine Corps in Albany, Georgia. CAROLE'S new email: FRANKFROBINSON@ATT.NET|
|23 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: NANCY APPLEGATE Bryant ('63): NANCYIAMSAM@YAHOO.COM|
|20 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: VALEN DODGE Fowler ('68): VALENFOWLER@YAHOO.COM|
|18 Apr 2012||MOVED: SHARON DODGE Bradshaw ('64): from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Bakersville, North Carolina. New email: SHABRA21@GMAIL.COM|
|14 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: ARMIN GLORE ('67): AGLOREHRSD@COX.NET|
|13 Apr 2012||UPDATE ON STUART LOUDON ('60): Married to Donna Rivera-Loudon. They have four grown children, and seven grandchildren. Stu retired in May, 2003 after 30 years in Community College education as an instructor, counselor and administrator. Twenty of those years were spent in California; seven with Barstow College at Fort Irwin, Army National Training Center (1989-1996); retiriing in 2003 from Barstow College, main campus. New email: SLOUDON@VERIZON.NET|
|13 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: AUBREY WHITE ('60): AUBREY1@UTEXAS.EDU|
|9 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: JEANETTE BLINN Miskimon ('65): JMISKIMON@EARTHLINK.NET|
|3 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: BEV ASKEGREEN Jennings ('59): CJBJENNINGS@GMAIL.COM|
|3 Apr 2012||NEW EMAIL: SUE WHITEHEAD Awmiller ('64): SAW@QNECT.NET|
|22 Mar 2012||
UPDATE ON ABEL WHITE ('61):
I am doing great and took a new position as an Army Aviation test officer with Computer Science Corporation. I basically test software, hardware, network data on the AH 64 Apache, the KIOWA OH58 and the CH 47 along with the UH 60. I moved from Killeen to Buckholts, Texas and have a20 acre horse /farm ranch which is doing good. My twin Aubrey (62) retired from the University of Texas at Austin and enjoys his activities. I did have complete knee replacement recently, but do not use a cane anymore. LeoLena is the horse and great barrel racing horse. I enjoy working and being around people and then getting home to our 14 horses and working with them. My wife Chris is a great trainer and horse rider. Chris is, a nurse and that has been a blessing. I plan to attend the reunion and get my application in. I did retire from the Army in 1991 after twenty three years of service and attained the rank of 05,LTC. I served in Viet nam and received several valor awards as a forward observer and commander in the 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division (now mech). My twin brother Aubrey recently posted information on VN Vets being exposed to agent orange and herbicides. I looked into it as i had quadruple bi pass, then pace maker inserted, then stints. The VA rated me as 80% disabled and the benefits from that have been rewarding, especially in Texas. If you served in VN may want to read Aubrey's information from last year posted in OHS class news. My three children all grown up and have their CAREERS. I have two grand daughters and one great grandson, so am blessed with family. Some of my best memories are from Orleans American high school and my experiences there. I personally thank Dave for all he does for us. We are blessed.
|13 Mar 2012||UPDATE ON JIM CULLINGTON ('64): Jim is a Plastic Surgeon living in Austin, Texas. He and wife, Gayle, have two daughters and five grandchildren. His email is JRCMD@SBCGLOBAL.NET|
|10 Mar 2012||NEW EMAIL: R. MARSHALL WILSON ('57): RMW@BGSU.EDU|
|4 Mar 2012||NEW EMAIL: DOUG SHELTON ('66): DOUGSHELTON111@YAHOO.COM|
|1 Mar 2012||MOVED: BETTY LOU REED West ('62) from Lumberton, NC to Supply, NC. New email: VARDELL@ATMC.NET|
|23 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: JUDY HILLEBRAND Boyd ('61): JB.JB91@VERIZON.NET|
|22 Feb 2012||MOVED: JODI HAMBACH McB ride ('68) from Collinsville, MIssissippi to Prescott, Airzona. Email remains: SCOOTERJODI@AOL.COM|
|22 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: PEGGY OSBORNE Shaffer ('66): JPSHAFFER@LOCALNET.COM|
|20 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: ELAINE PRICE Pitts ('68):LESLIEAT798@MSN.COM|
|14 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: HURLEY WILVERT ('62): WILVERTH@Q.COM|
|14 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: PATTI WILLIAMS Howell ('64): PAHOWELL312@GMAIL.COM|
|14 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: ERIC ROBERTS ('68): ERIC.ROBERTS@JUNO.COM|
|9 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: JACK KING ('68): JACK@JOANYONTHEPONY.COM|
|8 Feb 2012||
MINI REUNION: NANCY THATCHER Moore ('64) and her bestest buddy, CHERYL
SWANNACK ('64), paid a visit to their gym teacher, SHARON CLARK Gruber in
Pasadena, California on 1 Feb 2012. Attached is a photo of the three
of them, and also a 3-page article about Sharon and Glenn's marriage that
ran in the Feb 2012 edition of the "Arroya", a magazine about "fine living
in the greater Pasadena area".
|7 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: AUDREY JONES Colton ('62): NDCOLTON@SUDDENLINK.NET|
|4 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN TODD Meyer ('66): STODDMEYER@GMAIL.COM|
|4 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: VICKI MORRIS Ekelund ('72): VEKELUND@COMCAST.NET. Vicki is an artist, and you'll find her work at WWW.VICTORIAEKELUND.COM|
|3 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: NORM CHULA (Faculty): NDCHULA37@GMAIL.COM|
|3 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: SUZY BEK Lugerner ('67): SUZANNA@LUGERNER.COM|
|2 Feb 2012||
UPDATE ON RUSTY RALSTON ('65):
Rusty Ralston retired from Blue Ridge Community College on 1 February 2012. In his honor, the college established a scholarship for veterans to assist them in their education. Veterans benefits don't always cover everything the students need. This scholarship fund will help close that gap. The scholarship currently sits at nearly $7500.
To date, six OHS'ers have made a donation as has the OHS Fund. If you would like to make a donation, you may contact Amy Kiger at Blue Ridge Community College. Her contact information is email@example.com and her telephone number is (540)453-2211. Any size donation will be appreciated.
Rusty has informed me that he will be returning to BRCC in March as an adjunct instructor of First Aid & CPR. Part-time job with no benefits, but his wife will not allow him to become a couch-potato. In fact, he has joined Gold's Gym and is having a great time there. After sitting behind a desk for the past 12 years, he needs to work out.
|1 Feb 2012||UPDATE ON AUBREY WHITE ('60): Aubrey will retire from The University of Texas at Austin at the end of February, 2012. His new email is AUBREY.WHITE@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU.|
|1 Feb 2012||NEW EMAIL: ROSCOE BERRINGER ('62): SRCBERRI1@ATT.NET|
|1 Feb 2012||
UPDATE ON: PEGGY EUTEMARK Smith ('65): New email:
Michael and I live near the beach in Delaware where Michael’s second career is as a Unitarian Universalists Minister at the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware in Lewes. Delaware. His first career was as a civilian in the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. He also taught English at several the local community college and at George Mason University. I was an elementary teacher for the first half of my career and an elementary counselor the second half. We have three grown daughters. Mai who lives in Roslyn, VA and works in commercial real estate. Jenny who lives in Ashburn, VAwith husband Val and 15 month old Jacob. She works for a recruiting firm as a Project Manager. Holly has a daycare in her home in Bunker Hill, WV where she lives with her husband Lee and two sons Ryan 11 and Ethan 9. I am currently on a leave of absence as a parent educator with Parents as Teachers and I am the Director of Lifespan Faith Development at Michael’s church.
|31 Jan 2012||MOVED: CATHY MACALOS McWhirter ('75) from San Diego, California to Tarrytown, New York. New email: MCMAC1013@YAHOO.COM|
|31 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: MARSHA GREENWOOD Adlard ('65): TMADLARD1969@CENTURYLINK.NET|
|29 Jan 2012||MOVED: NANCY MALOY Bozenhard ('66) from Limington, Maine to Augusta, Maine. New email: STRESS.REACTIONS@YAHOO.COM|
|25 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: GARY HARVEY ('67): GLHARVEY@COX.NET|
|22 Jan 2012||MOVED: MICHAEL C. SMITH ('66) from Oakland, California to San Francisco, California. New email: FOGHEAD@MAC.COM|
|22 Jan 2012||MOVED: STEPHEN B. SMITH (69) from San Francisco, California to Simpsonville, South Carolina. Email remains: BECCEN@GMAIL.COM|
|22 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: ALLEAN MCKAY Bell ('68): BELLSSPACE@GMAIL.COM|
|17 Jan 2012||REFOUND VIA FACEBOOK: MARILYN MATHEWS Bourdeau ('68) living in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. Email: MARILYN209@YAHOO.COM|
|17 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: JAN MCCULLOUGH Geisler ('61): ALIAJAN@CFL.RR.COM|
|17 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: GLORIA PORTER Mitton ('64): GLOMITT@ATT.NET|
|16 Jan 2012||UPDATE ON: JOHN MCALHANY ('61): married to Karen for 42 years. BA & MBA from Drury University. Currently Director of Telecommunications & Media for US and Canada with Firstsource. New email: JWMCJR@SBCBLOBAL.NET|
|12 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: MARY MCKEOWN Kelton (Chateauroux '54): FFKELTON@GMAIL.COM|
|12 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: JUDITH STREIT ('65): JUDITHSTREIT@FASTMAIL.FM|
|12 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: MANDY MULLIKEN ('66): DEWITTENGBERG@HOTMAIL.COM|
|10 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: ED BROWN ('56): EDBROWN61@VERIZON.NET|
|8 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: BONITA EHERNBERGER English (English & Art teacher): JFVISIONS@GPCOM.NET. Bonita married John English, a Nebraska music teacher in 1968, and lives in Red Cloud, Nebraska.|
|6 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: MADELYN CRUM Crawford ('71): MADELYN_CRAWFORD@YAHOO.COM|
|5 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: JACQUELINE LAPLACE (French teacher): JEANMARIE.LAPLACE@SFR.FR Here is her card that I received a couple days ago:|
|5 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: JANICE KLAR ('66): JANIKL9@AOL.COM|
|3 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: CLARENCE NOLES ('68): CLARENCENOLES@ATT.NET|
|3 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: TOM WINDSOR ('70): TWINDSOR@KC.RR.COM|
|3 Jan 2012||MOVED: PATTI WILLIAMS Howell ('64) from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Lebanon, Missouri. New email: PAHOWELL@FIDNET.COM|
|3 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: NANCY BLOYER Mitchell ('69): NMITCH2580@AOL.COM|
|3 Jan 2012||NEW EMAIL: MARIE SONNET ('66): MARIE.SONNET@GMAIL.COM|
|1 Jan 2012||NEW FIND (via Facebook): FRED FIRMANI ('69) married and living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Email: MONTELATICI@AOL.COM|
|29 Dec 2011||NEW FIND: SANDRA COLLINS ('70) known as SANDRA HERRMANN at OHS. Living in Austin, Texas. Email: MUJERESCONDITA@YAHOO.COM. Sandy is also the Editor of the Frankfurt High School Alumni Association Newsletter.|
|29 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: BERTINE SMITH Hofmann ('60): HOFMANNBERTINE@FRONTIER.COM|
|27 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: MARGARET PRZYGODZINSKI Williamson ('61): MAPWILLIAMSON@HOTMAIL.COM|
|27 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: HAL WESTERHOLM ('64): BETTYWESTERHOLM@YAHOO.COM|
|27 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: SUSAN POTTS Kimura ('67): SUKEY.LEE@GMAIL.COM|
|26 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: MIKE KILLIAN ('64): MICHAELJKILLIAN@NETSCAPE.NET|
|24 Dec 2011||MOVED: GEORGE HALL ('62) from Jacksonville, Florida to Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. New email: GHALL@MBA1972.HBS.EDU|
|24 Dec 2011||MOVED: CARLA MOORE Allen ('64) from Washington, DC to La Quinta, California. New email: CARLAMOOREALLEN@GMAIL.COM|
|23 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: STEVE FERGUSON ('61): RETAILCONFER@AOL.COM|
|22 Dec 2011||
UPDATE ON PERRY ATKINSON
('66): New email:
My wife and I both retired May of 2009 from teaching careers. We then bought a houseboat in France that we named Le Canard Qui Rit. Now, we travel the canals and rivers of France each year from April until October then return to Arizona for the other six months of the year so we can avoid France's winter weather. Our home port is Briare which is not too far from Orleans so we have been back there several times. In fact I was there this year for the Fete de Jeanne d'Arc.
|21 Dec 2011||UPDATE ON JERRY ANNE HARROLD (History teacher): She called me tonight to let me know she recently left her home in Boulder, Colorado, and has taken up residence at the Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville, Colorado. Her address is 1331 Hecla Dr; Louisville, Co 80027. Her phone is 303-443-5271. She does not have a computer. She expressed regrets at not being able to come to the reunion next year. She also said that she'd love to receive photos of her former charges. We'll send her a nice set from the reunion, but in the meantime, feel free to send her one of yourself. One of the reasons she moved is due to the onset of dementia. She was having trouble remembering names, and she didn't have her yearbooks with her to jog her memory, but Chuck Ralston, she remembered you and your Dad and his band.|
|21 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: MOLLIE ELLIS Newstadt ('60): MENEWS@NEWSTADT.NET|
|21 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: JIM FUGITTE ('64): JFUGITTE@GMAIL.COM|
|21 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: DENNIS GIAMBUSSO ('72): DLGIAMBUSSO@GMAIL.COM|
|20 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: BETTY BOISVERT Neitz ('65): BETTYNEITZ@GMAIL.COM|
|20 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: VALERIE FECTEAU Rousey ('68): VROUSEY50@GMAIL.COM|
|20 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: GRANT HICKMAN ('60): GHICKMAN@REMAX.NET|
|20 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: RUTH NIMS Hickman ('61): GHICKMAN@REMAX.NET|
|19 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: GLENNYS REYNOLDS Terrano ('64): GF25@NYU.EDU|
|19 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: TOM MAY ('64): WMAY@SATX.RR.COM|
|18 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: NANCY O'BRIEN Lawton ('65): NANCY.LAWTON@VERIZON.NET|
|18 Dec 2011||NEW FIND (via Facebook): PAT LONDNER Packard ('70) living in Hamilton, Virginia. Email: PALPACKARD@AOL.COM|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: NANCY APPLEGATE Bryant ('63): NANCY_APPLEGATE@HOTMAIL.COM|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: WILSON LEONARD ASCOUGH ('65): DEMAW@HOTMAIL.COM|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: NANCY CHAPIN Rekart ('66): REKART@EARTHLINK.NET|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: JIM HILLEBRAND ('65): JIMHILLEBRAND@COMCAST.NET|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: PAUL WIGHTMAN ('67): PWIGHTMA@COMCAST.NET|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: PATRICIA GIBSON Knife ('67): CLEO0123@MSN.COM|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: ED ANDERSON ('61): EDANNANDERSON@MSN.COM|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: ANN DISHMAN Anderson ('62): EDANNANDERSON@MSN.COM|
|17 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: FRED GLENN ('62): FGLENN@TAMPABAY.RR.COM|
|16 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: JANET CHEVALIER Hargis ('68): JANH@HILLCOUNTRYTX.NET|
|16 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: VOLKER COLEMAN ('64): COLEMAN.V@SBCGLOBAL.NET|
|16 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: ANITA BRINCKMANN Davis ('56): ANITAJBDAVIS@GMAIL.COM|
|16 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: MARK CANNON ('60): MACNN9@AOL.COM Mark is a widower and a retired manufacturing manager of Vought Aircraft.|
|15 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: ROBERT EADIE ('64): MODELTRAIN1@VERIZON.NET|
|15 Dec 2011||NEW FIND (via Facebook): THADDEUS JOHNSON ('70): engaged and living in Scotts Valley, California. Email: THADDEUS@ABUNDANCEINYOURLIFE.COM|
|15 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: SCOTT DICKSON ('68): SDICKSON@UMICH.EDU|
|14 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: SHEILA BOYD Goforth ('64): SHEILABOYDGOFORTH@YAHOO.COM|
|14 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: DAVE MORK ('73): DAVEMORK@GMAIL.COM|
|14 Dec 2011||UPDATE ON NANCY LAFIELD Snee ('65): I got a call from Nancy's husband, Jim, tonight. He told me that over a year ago, Nancy was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Degeneration (FTD), a form of dementia, and is now living at the Arden Courts assisted living facility in Kensington, Maryland, and will finish out her life there. Jim's email is DERWOODJIM@COMCAST.NET|
|14 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: SHERRY LYNN MCKOWN Delgado ('68): DASPLUMB@HUGHES.NET|
|8 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: RANDY SPANN ('65): HDSPRINT@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|7 Dec 2011||NEW FIND (via Facebook): CONNIE HAGEN Szymczak ('70): married (40 yrs) and living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Email: CZAKITOUT@ATT.NET|
|7 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: MARY LOU KAYSE Carter ('57): MARYLOUC60@YAHOO.COM|
|7 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: LINDA FRASSRAND Quinn ('60): LAFQUINN@GMAIL.COM|
|7 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: CHUCK DANNIS ('67): CDANNIS@CROSSONDANNIS.COM|
|5 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: JIM VOJACK ('67): BMGJAZZ@COMCAST.NET|
|4 Dec 2011||NEW EMAIL: GRACE SAN LUIS Hurlburt ('64): KELLIEHURLBURT@YMAIL.COM|
|1 Dec 2011||RETIRED, DIVORCED & MOVED: ROGER CARLSON ('61) from Chelmsford, Massachusetts to Merrimack, New Hampshire. New email: ROGERACARLSON@COMCAST.NET|
|30 Nov 2011||NEW FIND: JANE LEVINE Brokenik ('68) married and living in Springfield, Virginia. Email: JANEY.TBSMOM@HOTMAIL.COM|
|30 Nov 2011||NEW EMAIL: GUDRUN CLEM Blackmon ('58): GUDRUN.BLACKMON.NAF@MAIL.MIL|
|30 Nov 2011||
NEWS FROM MELISSA STREETER ('63)
While in Paris over Thanksgiving, I had dejeuner avec Jean-Claude a l'Hotel Marriott who looks wonderful, en pleine forme et de bonne sante.
He wanted to know about everyone's interest in another reunion in Orleans, and when I said it looked as though the idea was dying aborning, he threw out a terrific idea that may get us back on track.
He said he would be willing to act as liaison between us and le maire d'Orleans to see if he, the mayor, would be agreeable to erecting a commemorative plaque with a bit of history explaining the role of the US militaire and its contribution to Orleans during, quoi, 1954-1967. Jean-Claude also had the creative idea for us to hold our reunion in May so we could, with the support and agreement of Monsieur le maire, participate in the Jeanne d'Arc parade.
Jean-Claude made the interesting observation that many people in our old hometown are of such recent generations they have no idea we were even there.
Jean-Claude "arranges things between governments," as my brother Jon once put it, and as un avocat, Jean-Claude's legal negotiating still takes him to Africa where he's fluent in several languages.
Regarding our reunion, Jean-Claude is interested in contacting the mayor of Orleans to propose this idea and take the lead in what the plaque would say and how to maneuver through all the steps.
Just imagining this possibility, I invite anyone interested to begin thinking how we might have our fathers' contributions--and our own--remembered. If we begin now to discuss through email exchanges in shared broadcast, we have the luxury of having five months to plan.
Rick Negrete organized our first Orleanais reunion, and all of us riding on the bus from the Olivet side of the Loire remember the moment we collectively saw the stunning view of our charming, magical city, and spontaneously burst into tears.
Am smiling as I write, thinking of all the growing-up nonsense we got into and how that could be commemorated in a Bill Murray-Woody Allen film . . . and plaque?
By the way, "Midnight in Paris" was featured on the flight home, and I recommend it. Non-Orleans friends popped out of the woodwork to urge me to see it. Now, my second day back from Paris, am already taking steps to return.
Let's hear from each other!
(Her email is KELLY90016@YAHOO.COM)
|29 Nov 2011||UPDATE ON SUSAN TITUS ('61): In a recent email, Susan writes "I teach undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State University, in the School of Social Work. I teach Social Welfare Policy History, and Introduction to Community Social Work. I have been a professional social worker my entire career, but not a case worker who sees individuals and families. My work has been as the executive director of several different advocacy agencies, and as a legislative assistant to an elected official. I am currently president of the Union of Part Time Faculty at Wayne State University, which I helped organize (unpaid, but a fun job)."|
|27 Nov 2011||NEW EMAIL: JANICE CHIOCCA Harllee ('69): JCHARLLEE@GMAIL.COM|
|25 Nov 2011||MOVED: LESLIE MCCALLISTER Redrup ('68) from Ramrod Key, Florida to Melbourne, Florida. Email remains: LR@ENSUSA.COM|
|25 Nov 2011||MOVED: LAURA GARNER Nesuda ('65) from Irving, Texas to Coppell, Texas. Email remains: LAURA611@SBCGLOBAL.NET|
|24 Nov 2011||
UPDATE ON STAN MAGNAN ('66): Stan is an
artist and lighting designer living in Palm Springs, California.
Here are three websites where you can review and order his creations:
|22 Nov 2011||NEW EMAIL: WILLIAM BENNETT ('64) and MARTINE SILFIES ('67): XDREAM@ATT.NET|
|21 Nov 2011||MINI REUNION: JANE RABER Crichton ('60) paid a visit to DIANE BARRY Smart ('60) at her home in Mollusk, Virginia during November 2011.|
|12 Nov 2011||NEW EMAIL: JUDY PRIEST Wiedower ('64): JUDYWIEDOWER@YAHOO.COM|
|9 Nov 2011||NEW EMAIL: JANE COGGINS Zibelin ('60): JANEZIBELIN@KNOLOGY.NET|
|29 Oct 2011||MOVED: JANE COGGINS Zibelin ('60) from Nashville, Tennessee to Knoxville, Tennessee. Email remains: JANEZIBELIN@COMCAST.NET|
|19 Oct 2011||NEW FIND: JOHN COLLINS ('66) known as JOHN HERRMANN at OHS. Married and living in Franklin, Tennessee. Email: HWIMMER@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|12 Oct 2011||UPDATE ON LYNN TYLER ('62): Lynn has a project that she is passionate about, and has been working on for 11 years. You can read about it on her website at WWW.LYNNTYLER.COM. Her email address is LYNN@LYNNTYLER.COM.|
|7 Oct 2011||NEW FIND: JOHN POWERS ('63) living in Savannah, Georgia. Email: JPOWERS@TAILACTIVEWEAR.COM|
|7 Oct 2011||NEW FIND: MARIE SKOVRAN Sharpes ('67) married and living in Alexandria, Virginia. Email: MM.SHARPES@COX.NET|
|7 Oct 2011||NEW EMAIL: MELDON HOLLIS ('63): MHOLLIS152@AOL.COM|
|30 Sep 2011||NEW EMAIL: JACK RILEY ('61): RILEYJ43@GMAIL.COM|
|20 Sep 2011||UPDATE ON RAY NOVECK ('61): Ray has written a novel entitled Reunited, The Life and Loves of an Army Brat. It can be ordered thru Amazon.Com, BarnesAndNoble.Com, or IUniverse.Com. Ray's new email is RNOVECK@RCN.COM|
|20 Sep 2011||NEW FIND: BILL SHAFFER ('64) living in Santa Monica, California. Email: BILL@THESHAFFERGROUP.COM|
|20 Sep 2011||MOVED: BARBARA MEDLEN Dodds ('55) from Doraville, Georgia to Dunwoody, Georgia. New email: BMDODDS@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|16 Sep 2011||SHERRI THOMAS Ball ('64) and DAVE THATCHER ('62) do lunch at Kilroy's in Springfield, Virginia. It was the first time they'd seen each other since 1960.|
|14 Sep 2011||JOSETTE ETTWEIN Winslow (Faculty '61-'62) visits with JUD ('63) and LINDA SPENCE|
|11 Sep 2011||MOVED: MARYILYN LANDMESSER Elston ('55) from Waterford, Pennsylvania to Bonner Springs, Kansas. New email: MARELLEST@ATT.NET|
|7 Sep 2011||NEW EMAIL: KURT VON SCHRILTZ ('65): VONSCHRI@ATT.NET|
|7 Sep 2011||NEW INDIVIDUAL ALUMNI SITE: WWW.SOUTHPORTNC.COM. Created by CAROL KRUEGER Holben ('59) for her town of Southport, North Carolina|
|7 Sep 2011||NEW FIND: JAMES GURLEY ('70) living in Louisville, Kentucky. Email: JIMTOBACCO@ME.COM|
|7 Sep 2011||NEW EMAIL: ROBERT CHESNUT ('70): RACHESNUT@MSN.COM|
|1 Sep 2011||NEW FIND: JOSETTE ETTWEIN Winslow (Faculty, Assistant Secretary from 1961-1962) widowed and living in Orlando, Florida. She can be reached thru her daugher's email at ERIKA.WINSLOW@YAHOO.COM Found by Jud Spence '63. Photo is from 1962 yearbook.|
|1 Sep 2011||NEW EMAIL: RICKEY GAY ('64): RICKEY.J.GAY.CIV@MAIL.MIL|
|29 Aug 2011||REFOUND: BOB WILLS ('63) living in Williamsburg, Virginia. Email: BWILLS4@COX.NET|
|29 Aug 2011||MOVED: RON WILLS ('65) from Decorah, Iowa to Prescott, Arizona. Email remains RONWILLS1@GMAIL.COM|
|23 Aug 2011||NEW FIND: BETTE BERMAN Bergsman ('66): married and living in Los Angeles, California. Email: BETTE.BERGSMAN@GMAIL.COM|
|23 Aug 2011||NEW FIND: RUSSELL BERMAN ('70): married and living in Mumbai, India. Email: RMDCBERMAN@YAHOO.COM|
|17 Aug 2011||NEW FIND: CATHY COMPTON Greene ('72): married and living in Austin, Texas. Email: CAYG54@AOL.COM|
|17 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: BILL COMPTON ('68): RCBECKYC@AOL.COM|
|17 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: MARY FORRESTER Reed ('71): MREED19@COMCAST.NET|
|17 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: THERESA BENTZ Satterfield ('69): THERESASATT@PACBELL.NET|
|14 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: CLARK GRUNDLER ('62): 56CLARKG@GMAIL.COM|
|12 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: GINGER ROGERS ('64): GROGERS@VERIZON.NET|
|11 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: NANCY RICE Petersen ('71): KIKIPETERSEN@HOTMAIL.COM|
|8 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: KAREN GIESE ('71): DAGMAR4444@GMAIL.COM|
|4 Aug 2011||NEW EMAIL: SANDRA SHELBY Tharnish ('65): THARNISHS@BELLSOUTH.NET|
|3 Aug 2011||
UPDATE ON MIKE GIESE ('70):
Contact Mike thru his email: SUNSHINE@TCIWAY.TC
I am still on the Island of Providenciales
(Provo), in the Turks and Caicos Islands ... since 1985.
I grow Palm trees and sell them to the hotels, condos, and whoever else
wants them and has money...... www.sunshinenursery.tc
|3 Aug 2011||MOVED: LAURIE ROTH ('67) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rustrel, France, where she will own and operate a B&B. OHSers welcome. Her email remains: LAURIESROTH@YAHOO.COM|
|2 Aug 2011||
UPDATE ON SHEILA TRUBACEK ('57): Sheila lives in France, and has spent the last 30 years working as a Paris Haute couture model. She has had numerous acting roles in motion pictures, and has been covered extensively on the TV and in print. Sheila also creates her own semi-precious jewelry. You'll find a photo of her on the Class of '57 photo page. Her email is: STRUBACEK@GMAIL.COM.
|1 Aug 2011||NEW FIND: ROBERT & EUNICE ATKINS (parents of Sue '67, and Kathy '68) living in Leavenworth, Kansas. Email: ROBERTA664@SBCGLOBAL.NET|
|30 Jul 2011||NEW EMAIL: BERT FLANERY ('68): COLBERT.FLANERY@HOTMAIL.COM|
|27 Jul 2011||NEW FIND: LINDA GOERINGER Rowell ('66) married and living in Dublin, Georgia. Email: SOLOROW@AOL.COM|
|27 Jul 2011||REFOUND: PAM FLANERY Moore ('69) widowed and living in Boerne, Texas. Email: PAMMY4104@GVTC.COM|
|24 Jul 2011||NEW FIND: DIANN SCHIRMER Gonzales ('70) living in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Email: DIANNGONZALES1@YAHOO.COM|
|23 Jul 2011||NEW EMAIL: BUD FLETTE ('62): NNFLETTE@ATT.NET|
|14 Jul 2011||MOVED: GINA SHULER Bills ('63) from Douglas, Wyoming to McCook, Nebraska. New email: FLIPPY@INEBRASKA.COM|
|12 Jul 2011||NEW EMAIL: CLARK GRUNDLER ('62): CRGCRG45@NC.RR.COM.|
|30 Jun 2011||NEWS FROM AUBREY WHITE ('60) on
Agent Orange claims:
Update on Agent Orange Claims for Veterans:
|16 Jun 2011||1962 OHS YEARBOOK FOR SALE ON EBAY. $70. Reported by JUDY HOLDSWORTH Scott ('60). I noticed that the seller is an estate liquidator in San Diego. I wonder who died. The link to Ebay is 120738397231-pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item1c1c91bc2f|
|13 Jun 2011||Remembering PETE DONNELL
('59): Pete graduated from OHS in 1959, from West Point in 1966, and
was killed in Vietnam in 1968. I recently got the following email
from his high school classmate, JUDY HOLDSWORTH Scott ('60):
Dave, this is the link to Pete Donnell's page for the unit he was with when he was killed in Vietnam. The webmaster has asked for tributes, comments , and other information on Pete for his page. They would also like any photos. I know he graduated from West Point but I was not able to get a photo of him from them. Maybe someone else who graduated from West Point can provide a photo. I tried to e-mail them some pictures of Pete from the OHS yearbook of 1959 but was not successful. Will you please post this and ask others from OHS to write something on Pete's wall? and any photos they may have? He was the vice president of the senior class of '59 and president of the student council that year.
The information should go to The Jimersons and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
or maybe it can be posted directly at the address below. Thanks very much, Judy Holdsworth Scotthttp://b2501airborne.com/Donnell.htm
|13 Jun 2011||1964 Yearbook online again: Many thanks to YVONNE FREDERICK Griffiths ('66) for taking the time to provide us with an online copy of the 1964 Le Troyen. You'll find a link to it at the "Yearbooks and Newspapers Online" button.|
|13 Jun 2011||UPDATE FROM JIM CHRISTOL ('65)
What a coincidence - - Rusty and Nancy Ralston & Jim and Donna Christol happened to book the same river cruise/winery tour 4 June 2011. The cruise was up the Rappahonnack River to the Ingleside Winery. There was a good tour of the winery and lunch. They had a nice little museum and of course a gift shop. The wine tasting was popular with the four of us. Rusty was well prepared on the boat with wine and cheese plus beer in his cooler. Good time!
|13 Jun 2011||UPDATE FROM TOM CAMPION ('67):
"Almost 62 in a few days. Started a new career with a large
Australian/USA firm not quite a year ago. Am VP of MFG with
|14 May 2011||MOVED: LIZ FARMER Knatz ('62) from Lafayette, Co to Tucson, Az. New email: LUV2BNAGI2@AOL.COM|
|6 May 2011||NEW EMAIL: SUSIE HUBER Lowry ('62): SUSIELOWRY007@GMAIL.COM|
|4 May 2011||NEW EMAIL: SUE MCHENRY ('67): SUMAC01@Q.COM|
|12 Apr 2011||NEW EMAIL: TIM BARANOUSKAS ('63): TIMBARANOUSKAS@COMCAST.NET|
|12 Apr 2011||MOVED: TOM BARANOUSKAS ('64) from Richland, Washington to Leavenworth, Washington. New email: TOMCHIWA@NWI.NET|
|6 Mar 2011||REFOUND: JUDY FERNANDES ('64)
still living in Eugene, Oregon. New email: JUDITHFERNANDES8@GMAIL.COM .
Judy writes "My work with the Northwest Indian Language Institute is
that of a consultant helping Native teachers with the preservation of
their languages. I write and develop language immersion curriculum with
the tribes, train teachers in language teaching methods and strategies and
I write curriculum for a community college course in "chinuk-wawa."
The work is very enriching. As an outsider to native cultures, I must work
cautiously and with deep respect."
|5 Mar 2011||NEW EMAIL: ANDREA GRIFFITH ('66): GRIFFAND48@MSN.COM Andrea is self-employed, and you can check out her business at WWW.FLOWERSOUL.COM|
|5 Mar 2011||UPDATE ON GARY CAMPBELL ('63): married and living in Parkville, Missouri. Gary and Tanya have been married since 1987. They have three grown children and a sampling of grandchildren. Gary retired from the Army in 1991 as a Master Sergeant, and now works for the Department of Homeland Security. Tanya served five years in uniform, part of that in Vietnam, and now works for the IRS. Their email is MRSTCCAMPBELL@GMAIL.COM|
|1 Mar 2011||NEW EMAIL: TOWNLEY CREIGHTON Whalen ('65) TOWNLEY1@ATT.BLACKBERRY.NET|
|1 Mar 2011||MOVED: PATRICIA KIELY White ('69) from La Cruces, New Mexico to Santa Clara, California. New email: PICACHOPK@COMCAST.NET|
|21 Feb 2011||MOVED: CHUCK WISE ('64) has parked his camel, holstered his guns, and returned to the USA after 5-year contract stint in Iraq for L-3/MPRI. Now he can get back to cutting grass and doing house repairs while contemplating whether or not to accept an offer for work in Afghanistan. Whadda ya think? Will grass cutting and trips to Home Depot be exciting enough for him?|
|16 Feb 2011||NEW EMAIL: DOUG BUTLER ('63): DWBDJ1@YAHOO.COM|
|16 Jan 2011||NEW EMAIL: KAY KINTNER Caldwell ('58): DOUBLEK227@GMAIL.COM|