CLASS NEWS FOR 2011-2014

 Date Posted

26 October 2014 NEW EMAIL: STU GARNER ('63): SMG@CENTURYLINK.NET
8 October 2014 UPDATE ON IRIS ZAVALA Martinez (64):  Iris lives in San German, Puerto Rico.  She is a Clinical Psychologist, having received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in 1984.  She currently serves as the Western Regional Mental Health Director for the Puerto Rico Mental Health Department.  Her email is IRZAVA2@AOL.COM
8 October 2014 MOVED: CATHERINE MACALOS McWhirter ('75)  from Tarrytown, New York to San Diego, California.  Email remains: MCMAC1013@YAHOO.COM
29 September 2014 MOVED: STU GARNER ('63) from Poulsbo, Washington to Seabeck, Washington.  Email remains: SMG@EMBARQMAIL.COM
12 September 2014 NEW EMAIL: CAROL DARLING ('63): CDARLINGART1@MAC.COM
12 September 2014 NEW EMAIL: SHARON DELACRUZ ('71): SHARON.A.DELACRUZ@GMAIL.COM
12 August 2014 NEW FIND: JERI LEE TITUS ('69) living in Buffalo, New York.  Sister of SUSAN TITUS (OHS '61).  Email: JERITITUS@YAHOO.COM.
11 August 2014 NEW ADDR/EMAIL:  LAILE FAIRBAIRN ('61) living in Vero Beach, Florida.  New email: LAILEFAIRBAIRN@COMCAST.NET
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 VWKLEINSMITH@YAHOO.COM.  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 website:

Justice Charles K. Wiggins         

Charlie Wiggins was elected to the Supreme Court in 2010. He was admitted to the Bar in 1976 and focused primarily on representing hundreds of clients in appeals, both civil and criminal, in the State Supreme Court, the State Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and once as co-counsel in the United States Supreme Court, in addition to trying cases in several different counties throughout Washington. He practiced with a small Seattle law firm at the time known as Edwards, Sieh, Wiggins & Hathaway. He served as a judge on Division Two of the Washington Court of Appeals, following which he established a small firm on Bainbridge Island handling exclusively appellate cases. He has also served as a pro tem superior court judge in a number of cases in King and Jefferson Counties and as a pro tem district court judge in Kitsap County.

The son of a career warrant officer, Justice Wiggins grew up in the Army and earned the Boy Scout Eagle Scout award. With the help of an ROTC scholarship, he attended Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He spent the next four years in the Army Military Intelligence Corps, leaving as a Captain. While in the Army, Justice Wiggins was able to attend night school, earning a Masters Degree in Business Administration. The G.I. Bill helped him to attend Duke Law School, where he graduated in 1976.

Justice Wiggins is a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee, the Administrative Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Temple of Justice Centennial Committee, the Appellate Education Committee, the Disciplinary Advisory Round Table, the Capitol Furnishings Preservation Committee and the Board for Court Education. While in private practice, Justice Wiggins was active on the Washington State Bar Rules Committee, the Disciplinary Board, and other committees and task forces. He served as president-elect, president, and past president of the Washington Chapter of the American Judicature Society. He worked with a coalition of lawyers, bar associations and government groups to establish the nonpartisan award-winning website votingforjudges.org. The Young Lawyers Section of the Washington State Bar Association gave Justice Wiggins their Professionalism Award in 2008. In 2012, he was awarded the Herbert Harley Award by the American Judicature Society for promoting the effective administration of justice.

Justice Wiggins has served as an elder of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island, on the Civil Service Commission of Bainbridge Island, on the Editorial Board of the Kitsap Sun, and on the Board of the Central Puget Sound Campfire Boys and Girls. He has traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, with his church's high school youth group five times to build houses for families and twice to post-Katrina New Orleans to work with Habitat for Humanity. In 2001, he partnered with Habitat for Humanity to organize and lead the lawyers of Kitsap County in building a home for a single mother and her children, and again in 2009 to build a home for a second single mother and her children, earning him the 2010 Humanitarian Award from the Kitsap Bar Association. In the early nineties Justice Wiggins traveled to Albania three times to participate in judicial conferences, assisting with that country's transition from communism to democracy. In 2004 he was named Volunteer of the Year by the legal clinic of the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle, where he counseled and represented many residents.

Justice Wiggins and his wife, Nancy, live on Bainbridge Island; their daughter Amy and son Sam are both now in their twenties. In their spare time, they enjoy boating in the San Juans, hiking in the Olympics, and in 2008 rode in the Seattle to Portland classic bike ride on their tandem bike. Justice Wiggins also enjoys snowboarding and scuba diving.

 
 

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

 MINI REUNION: TISH BRITT Douglas ('57) REPORTING:  Spent a wonderful day on 22 Oct 2013 looking at "old cars" (28 Porsches, mostly vintage, including Janis Joplin's psychedelic painted 1965 Cabriolet) on exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art with OHS friends MARSHA THOMPSON Fancher ('58), MIKE STOLL ('57) and his wife Sarah.  We ended the afternoon with a late lunch and laughter at the Bahama Breeze in Raleigh.

     

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):

Last year, having sold my home and divesting myself of most of my things, I decided to honor my life-long dream of living in France. I had freelanced in Paris twenty years prior, and when I dialed a friend from that time, she was still at that number! She introduced me by e-mail to a friend in her building whose apartment was up for rent, and I took it: 8th floor overlooking the whole of Paris, my view of the Eiffel Tower a parenthesis around the beginning and end of each day.

I became a card-carrying member of La biblioteque Andre Malraux, which gave me access to every library in Paris, and I routinely checked out books (English, French), film noir DVDs (organized by director!), used their free WiFi, and browsed and decompressed, as the French are the most studious and quietly considerate people on earth. I became familiar with and developed an addiction to special radio and tv shows (continual language download), made friends, got invited to museums, en plein aire markets, outdoor cafes, and dabbled in long conversations about art, music, literature and other deep subjects to which I mostly responded, "Mais, ce n'est pas vrai!" I randomly took busses to whatever neighborhoods they took me to. I criss-crossed Paris on foot numerous times weekly to gobble up everything in my path--architecture, conversation, store fronts, deals, markets, attire, styles, signage. Through it all, I stumbled into conversations about cultural and language differences with people I met by chance while in pursuit of an accordion which I'd never played, pianos for when I am rich, asparagus for that night's dinner. I took the bullet train to Brussels to visit a friend I hadn't seen since working in Barcelona with him twenty years earlier. I went alone and with friends to movies, art gallery openings, lectures, concerts, church, plays, organ concerts in famous cathedrales, on the way strolling through parks and gardens and stopping at brasseries for lunch, un cafe, une religieuse. I bought avant-garde eye glasses from my neighborhood optometrist who taught me cool slang. I patronized the local shoe store, buying four pairs of gorgeous Italian high heels I have yet to find occasion to wear in Los Angeles where we spend our lives in our cars. I shopped for groceries each day that started with a miniscule cup of pitch-black coffee, browsed and bought at department and used-book stores, sketched, tried out expensive pens on smooth drawing paper, mingled with other book lovers at the stalls lining the Seine, and made a pilgrimmage to our beloved Orleans.

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 software delivered for use as an army system to facilitate specific functions: field artillery, infantry, Aviation, etc....  Love working and enjoy working with all of the young people of this generation and get to interface with active duty military.  Chris and I are still riding horses but have gone from 20 to 6 on the Whiteoak Ranch.  My twin Aubrey is all but retired and doing great.  We are truly blessed, especially me with all the surgeries and accidents.  I am attaching a newer picture of me from this year.  Well its actually Aubrey in the center (retired Colonel) me to his left and my older brother, Joseph to his right.  This was recently taken at my Dads burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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):

Hi Dave!

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.   

Jeannie 

PS:  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 Houston
Personal email is j_l_lamb@hotmail.com
Office telephone is 713-653-8490 

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 Oakland, CA
Erik, 31, JD from Chicago U. School of Law – living in Houston
Gabriella, 26, will receive her MD this coming May from Baylor College of Medicine. Plans to go into Pediatric Oncology. 

Hope you are well. Glad to see you are keeping the site going. 

“On you Trojans, on you Trojans…” 

Jim Lamb
Logistics Manager, Tubular Goods
Sumitomo Corporation of America
(713) 653 8490

 

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.

 

Jumi

 

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'm in France now….  at the house in Aix,
 

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.

Take care 

Mike

       

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.

Love

Jackie Laplace


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 replied:

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 past Saturday.   

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 University Archives.
 

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: LAACKWJ@SBCGLOBAL.NET

1 Jun 2012 MOVED: BOBBY COLLINS ('64) from Lagrange, Georgia to Pflugerville, Texas.  New email: BRAVOCHARLIE@ALUMNI.UTEXAS.NET

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 weekend. 

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:

Dave,

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.

      Photos of Abel, Chris and LeoLena were taken in May, 2011

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 kigera@brcc.edu 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: PEGGYEUTEMARKSMITH@GMAIL.COM

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:

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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: FRANANDPERRY@YAHOO.COM 

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.  

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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!

Bisous,

Melissa             (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:

                www.magnanpayne.com       
                www.zazzle.com/magnanpayne   
                www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/stan-magnan.html  

 

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.

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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.

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14 Sep 2011 JOSETTE ETTWEIN Winslow (Faculty '61-'62) visits with JUD ('63) and LINDA SPENCE  

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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 JOSETTE ETTWEIN 1962.jpg (18383 bytes) 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

My hobby is old french cars, which I got hooked on while living in Orleans,  then later in Germany,  (Graduated K Town 1970)  and my first 17 cars were Peugeot 404's, I was buying them from german junkyards and fixing them up, a little then selling them to GI's and the green license plates..

I participate in many car rallies with these cars, now mostly Citroen Traction Avant,  I have 5 total,  2 in Australia, where we have done 4 major cross country rallies since 98,  I keep one in France, (we have a house in Aix en Provence), and have driven it to Moscow and St Petersburg,  then I have 2 here on Provo ..  hey the Island is 20 miles long.  That web site is:  http://mikegiese.wordpress.com/

This would be a great place for a reunion sometime in the middle of Feb. when its freezing up where you are,  check it out...  airport code is  PLS...   and plenty of airlines are flying here now...   not like when I got here...    when we were happy to have a couple charters a week....

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.     

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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:


The Veterans Administration is required to look at cases submitted during the the period 25 Sep 1985 to 31 August 2010. There was a class action suit and you may find more information on this by googling "benefits to certain Nehmer class members" or contact a veterans organization for assistance.


Ischemic Heart Desease was added to the list of diseases related to Agent Orange. I believe there was approximately 11 million gallons of
agent orange dispensed in all 4 combat zones of Vietnam. To get consideration, whether a living veteran or survivor of a veteran, you must show proof that claimant was in Vietnam. A DD 214 or efficiency reports will do as well as medals.


In my case, Aubrey White, the Texas Veterans Commission has been a big help. Do not count on the VA helping you. Most states have a similar type state organization to help veterans. You may now also use civilian medical records as well as military medical records. There is potentially tens of thousands of dollars available per claimant, so it is worth investigating eligibility.

You may contact Aubrey White for more information if desired  
white@iat.utexas.edu or aubrey.white@mail.utexas.edu

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 cat@jimersons.us
or maybe it can be posted directly at the address below. Thanks very much, Judy Holdsworth Scott

http://b2501airborne.com/Donnell.htm

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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!

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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 plants
located in FL, TX, CA, AZ, WA, CO, MO, NV, Mexico and Trinidad.  Couldn't take the retirement gig.  After getting about 5 handicap,
jumping in my pool, traveling lots, too much Crown Royal (much too early in the day)....etc......I decided to go back to work.  Best thing I ever
did.  I have an office in LA, Atlanta and Florida.  Life is good and I am very lucky.   Just got back from South Beach, Miami, last weekend.  I
have a factory just north of Miami.  I love Miami and love the beaches in Florida.  Once in awhile I think about how I got to the USA with $200 in my pocket and that is it.  After I graduated from OHS in Orleans, I left Belgium in Sept. 1967 by myself, having only been to the USA once for about 3 months in 3rd grade.   My grandfather in Liege, Belgium wished me well and then I left.  What a trip.  I got to Ohio and didn't
even know where that was.  Had to show my grandparents on a map.  And of course they could not pronounce Ohio correctly, nor could I.

PS: Bert Flannery----I was on the side of road between France and Germany when I saw you on your Honda with your parents following you as we were leaving France.  Won't tell you what I was doing on the side of the road..................unless you ask.

I head to Sacramento and San Fransico next week.

And this coming October/Nov I head back to Brussels, Paris, Orleans and then Bratislava, SK (where I worked).  Have already taken about 20+ of my USA friends over to Paris and Orleans over the last few years.  Been back many many times since I left Europe and while living Slovakia.  Have to get my Orleans fix.  Always!

And have a trip on the Siberian Express planned soon.  Moscow to Beijing.  Back pack, toothbrush..............and life!  Life begins at 60!!!!!

Dave------Anyway, hopefully one day we can have a reunion in Miami or TampaBay and I would be glad to make it happen.  Both places are great with many beaches.   Of course I prefer South Beach for many reasons.  And,  I think about Orleans lots."

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