S: Moses Lake High School Class of 1971 Reunion Memory Book
BC: Created for Moses Lake High School Class of 1971 By: Deb Richards Hillegas & Patti Swear Smith
FC: Moses Lake High School Class of 1971 Memory Book | 40th Reunion July 15 - July 16, 2011
1: 40th Reunion Committee | Bill West Chairman | Deb Richards Hillegas | Nancy (Mo)Waslawski Tracy | Karen Johnson Short | Patti Swear Smith | Leslie Wright Griggs | Lucinda Schaat West
2: Remembering & Reconnecting | Remembering &
4: 10 YEARS | 25 YEARS | 20 YEARS | Previous Reunions
5: Class of 1971 Accomplishments | Handsome Harry 3 Years in a Row | Steve Lipe 1971 | Harvey Nanto 1969 | Tim Miller 1970 | We were the first class in 18 years that didn't lose a classmate in its senior year. We were the first class in 17 years to win their Senior Homecoming game against Eisenhower. We were the first class to have a blood drive for their Senior Project. We built a school in the Phillippines.
6: Can you believe this? | AVERAGE PRICES IN 1971 GASOLINE: 40 cents/gallon POSTAGE STAMP: 8 cents MILK: $1.17 per gallon QUARTER POUNDER: 55 cents SODA POP: 69 cents/six-pack PAIR OF JEANS: $9.95 MOVIE TICKET: $1.50 LOAF OF BREAD: 25 cents NEW HOME: $25,250 MONTHLY RENT: $150 INCOME: $10,600 NEW CAR: $3,560 TUITION TO HARVARD: $2600/year | A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE!
7: Friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
8: BERGESON, PAUL: I'm a farmer and have been married to Debra Christensen for 36 years. We have 5 children - Megan who is single, Chad (Marnie) have 2 boys and 2 girls, Tara (Tim) has 4 girls, Lance (Brittany) has 1 boy and Ian (Rachel) has 1 girl. | ANDERSON (DARWOOD), BARBARA: My life is very happy now - last year I married a wonderful man, Ed Darwood. We have a little home on an acre with a huge garden - so we do a lot of canning. Together we have 14-1/2 grandkids. We are looking forward to #15 at Christmas. I'm still working full-time as a Pharmacy Technician. Very busy. | BENNION, DOUGLAS: Emigrated to Canada in 2004 with dual USA/Canadian status. I'm a corporate trainer and technical manager for a construction products manufacturer. I have 2 sons, 3 step-children and 4 grandchildren to date. I regularly travel across the US, Canada and Caribbean for business. Our pleasure travel involves golf, kayaking and family visits. | ALVAREZ (SMITH), ALMA, Ph.D.: After graduation, I left Washington and began a continuous and ongoing adventure. There was a successful 22 years with the telephone company, then a career change into academia where I found my calling in university administration. I hold a Master's degree in Business and a Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. Among my numerous publications, the most significant contribution is a co-authored two-volume Encyclopedia of Latina/o Popular Culture, published in 2004. It was the first of its kind at the time and continues to be distributed internationally. My husband Emerson and I have a blended family of two daughters and a son, and have been blessed with three grandchildren. We reside in Phoenix, AZ and enjoy golf, jazz and wine tasting. | BLUHM (BROOKES), RUSTI: Wow, 40 years! I can't even believe I'm 40 years older - high school seems like yesterday in many ways. The one thing I have to say up front is that God is good, and has done great things. I have a wonderful husband, two children and four grandchildren (soon to be 5), from 2 to 6 years. I've been in a variety of jobs over the years, but always in administrative services. Right now I'm the assistant to a world renowned scientist who is doing precedent setting things in the area of systems biology and personalized medicine. God willing, I will be here until I retire, which will probably be in the next 7 to 10 years. My husband of 25 years and I have done a little travel through the years, the most exciting being a five-week trip to Australia in1997 to visit all of his relatives. Since then we have discovered Puerto Vallarta and have decided this is our yearly destination for R & R. In 2004 we bought a split level | in Kirkland and moved my parents in with us. My dad passed away in 2010 at 94 years young, but my mother is still going strong. We love living in the Seattle area, in spite of the weather. Our church family keeps us here, living loved, and enjoying life together. I had a great time at the reunion! It was good to see everyone, but I was deeply sorry that my buddy, Barry Miller was gone. Thanks to all who sacrificed their precious time to come and be reunited. Take care and we'll see you next time!
9: BRIGGS, CURT: Still work to save the world from radioactive materials getting into the wrong hands that may be dispersed in populated areas. Traveled former Soviet Union countries to secure nuclear materials while my spouse, Jill, kept track of our 2 boys (now 21 and 19). Too young for grandkids. | BRAUN, JEANNE & DACAR, DAVID: We live on 5 acres near Athol, Idaho. Our ranch consists of 3 chickens, one dog and one cat. We have a sailboat moored on Lake Pend Oreille, 10 minutes away. Dave works for Lumber Products in Spokane and I teach in Cocolalla, Idaho. I love kayaking, hiking, gardening, down-hill and cross-country skiing and traveling! Dave is into fine wood-working, sailing and has built almost everything in our home. I have 3 grandchildren, two granddaughters in Atlanta and a grandson in Vermont. Life is good! | BRISCHLE (PARKER), CAROLYN: As with many, my life has been diverse and full of wonderful and less than wonderful learning experiences. I have continued to travel through the years with friends and family spending recent time in Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, France, Canada and the U.S. Those locations in my past have included Germany, Luxemborg, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. My new adventures will include Thailand, China, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Africa, South America and maybe Russia. I have raised two wonderful children, Christie and Andy. My daughter is a beautiful, working mother of two, Kyra and Ryker. My son, a man to be proud of, is a Senior at Colorado School of Mines. Although they live in different states, I enjoy a close relationship with them. My friends have become more precious to me through the years. So, a few years ago I made a difficult decision to stop chasing friendships. This has resulted in the loss of three much loved friends... | BROOKS (NANTO), ROXI & NANTO, HARVEY: We have one son, Shea. At 40 years old, our son has not married but has given us a Grand-Puppy to spoil. We traveled the corporate highway living in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We finally settled in Wenatchee. Harvey worked in marketing and Roxi worked administration before starting a community development consulting firm, CC Consulting in 1989. So in short, we work together, live together, travel together and sometimes play together. Yeah, it's a lot of togetherness. Sigh.... | but, with this choice, I have also found new and richer friendships from both my past, present and hopefully future who I believe will take me through the rest of my life. My life has been full and rewarding. I was elected City Treasurer, High School Teacher, Entrepreneur of an alternative health care business and retired at 49 only to get bored and head back into the working world! I earned an MBA a few years ago after the two BA degrees and a number of certifications. Now, with a positive attitude...and no specific direction, I continue to learn, live, and love...It's the road traveled rather than the destination. From time to time I pick up hitchhikers and become one as well...my life has been filled with hills and dales, mountains and valleys...with a mix of beautiful snippetts of sunshine...laughter...surprises...and joy!
10: BURGHARD (RICE), JUDY: Working part-time for Catholic Healthcare West in the HBO/Wound Care Clinic. Happily married and will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary in October. No kids, but have 1 dog Trixie (Westie). Current hobbies include traveling, hiking and going out to dinner. | CAMPBELL, DEBORAH: Over the years I've been a bookkeeper (for 20 years), but the last 10 years I've been lucky enough to be a preschool teacher at Grant County Head Start in Moses Lake. I absolutely love teaching the kids, who range in age from 3 to 5 years old. I was married for a bit but divorced some 17 years ago. The loves of my life are Larry and his 16 year old son Casey. We've lived together now for 5 years. We met when he found my lost purse and called me. Fate does work in mysterious ways! | CHUDOMELKA (HERBERT), CATHE: My wonderful husband's name is Jeff Herbert. We have been together since 1995 and I couldn't be happier. I have a beautiful daughter, Angela Russell-Throneberry, and she has given me two wonderful grandchildren, Sage Russell and Lilly Throneberry. Currently I work for the Boeing Company as an Office Administrator. I've been working there since 1996. My plan is to retire in about three years. During the last 40 years I have lived in the following states: California, Texas, Alaska, Colorado but mostly Washington. My jobs have mostly consisted of some type of office work. I've had the opportunity to spend some time in Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. After retirement, my husband and I plan to spend a lot of time in Hawaii and seeing what's in our own back yard. Blessings to you all! | CARVO, LARRY & WEST (CARVO), GENIA: Larry and I have two sons. Jeff has a girl and 3 boys ages 2 to 15. Brett has 2 girls ages 8 and 11. Larry and I own 150 acres 10 miles south of Othello. We raise beef and horses. Larry also helps our son Brett who farms in Moses Lake. I finally graduated from college the year after our youngest graduated from high school. I went on to get my Masters in Technology Management. I work as a software developer for Battelle Memorial Institute, who operates Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland. When the kids were at home our vacations were spent at sporting events. Raising animals doesn't allow you to be gone much. We have gone to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas the past few years as a vacation. I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't feel like it has been this many years, until I look in the mirror and see my mother looking back at me. Then I think...when did that happen! (Genia) | CALBOM, SUSIE: After 30-plus years of teaching I have finally retired. I am looking forward to being with my beautiful family. I have three sons, Tyler, Jordan and Mitchell, as well as two lovely daughters-in-law, Lisa (Tyler's wife) and Nicole (Jordan's wife). Tyler and Lisa have a darling little son and Jordan and Nicole have two beautiful daughters. Mitch has a wonderful girlfriend, Trista. All three of my sons live in Moses Lake. Our family is growing and I'm excited to visit them more often. I enjoy living over on the west side of the mountains as my mother and siblings live around here too. My retirement will also be filled with days of traveling, golfing, gardening and whatever else I fall into...living here in Gig Harbor, Washington. Sorry that I am missing the reunion, I am hosting my mom's 85th birthday that weekend.
11: CRAWFORD, LINDA (aka RENEE HESSEL): I changed my name to Linda Renee after my father disowned me. I have gone by Renee for over 30 years now. Brian Kent Hessel and I were married in Arizona on April 14, 2001. This year was our 10th anniversary. We each have 2 sons and a total of 11 grandchildren. His 2 boys both live in Arizona. My oldest lives in Missouri and my youngest lives in Chile. Brian is retired after 32 years with Motorola/General Dynamics and we live in Costa Rica. 'Pura Vida' - the good life. | COBIA (HUGHES), PATTI: Greg and I have 3 daughters and 2 sons who have given us 12 beautiful grandchildren. They currently live in the Idaho Falls area, Wyoming, Ohio and Cyprus. I have operated a cleaning/wallpapering business for about 20 years. I am semi-retired, with only 2 clients at this point. Greg has worked at the Idaho National Laboratory for 33 years. We have loved living in Ucon for nearly 35 years. We enjoy hiking, x-country skiing, gardening, trying new recipes, biking (Greg), Yoga (me), traveling with our children, and traveling to visit them--especially if there are beaches involved! After landscaping design and construction classes at Ricks College, I was instrumental in organizing our city Landscape and Recreation Committee and served on it for several years. Greg is currently on the Planning and Zoning Committee. We enjoy time in church and community service, but most of all we love just hanging out with our family. Thanks to the many great friends for the fun and happy memories at Moses Lake High School. | DELAMARTER (ROBERTS), SHERYL: My spouse, Larry, just retired from broadcasting after 48 years (started at age 12) and is now Executive Pastor at New Heights Christian Fellowship in Boise, ID. We have been married 38 years and have 3 children. We owned a group of small market radio stations for 15 years which we sold to Fisher Communications and then continued running them for Fisher for another 10 years. When those stations were sold to another company in 2006, we left Spokane (after 18 years) and moved to Seattle. I then joined KCTS 9, the public television station as Payroll & Benefits Manager. Larry, as Vice-President was over Fisher's small market television stations and moved to Boise to also run KBOI-TV. I have been commuting for 4+ years, working in Seattle 4 days and telecommuting from Boise 1 day per week. Our son, Jason, is married to Carrie. They have 4 children (Andrew - 10, Alexis - 9, Erica - 7 and Courtney - 4). They recently moved to Moses Lake where Jason is Associate | Pastor at The Journey Church. He's the assistant soccer coach for both boys and girls teams at MLHS and is also coaching for a club team. Our daughter, Stacey, is married to Nathan Boomer. They have 2 children (Rachel - 9 and Bobby - 5). Stacey is a Physician's Assistant in the ER at Grey's Harbor Hospital in Aberdeen, WA. Our son, Adam, is married to Katie. They have 2 children (Anabelle - 2 and Oliver - 11 months). They are currently living in Annapolis where he works for AIG, and just passed his DCAT and is in the process of applying to dental schools. We do our best to get our entire family together at least once a year and all 16 of us will gather in Orlando later this summer. | CRUZ, DAN: Live on Snoqualmie Ridge TPC Golf Course with my wife of 22 years, Kathy, and son Tyler (17). I work in the high-tech communication techology industry and was a founder, board member, employee or engineering contractor to a variety of companies which included HP, IBM, Cisco, McAfee, COSCOMM - just to name a few. I'll soon be with Microsoft. My wife, for the past seven years, has been the Snoqualmie Valley School District Nursing Program Administrator. She spent the previous six years with the high-tech firm - Novell. Tyler is entering his senior year at Mt. Si High School in Snoqualmie. He entered the Running Start program at Bellevue College his junior year and hopes to earn his associate's degree as he graduates from high school. He is considering Oregon State University, Boise State University and Eastern Washington University. I have two daughters from my first marriage of 12 years: Heather (37) and her husband Brian live in Spokane, WA and they have two daughters (Kennah - 20 and Makyla - 18 and two sons (Gabriel - 13 and Trey - 12). Lucy (33) lives in Woodinville, WA with her son Ethan (11).
12: DENDY, JOHN: My wife Karen and I have been married 24 years and living in Irving, Texas; a suburb of Dallas. Our son Preston will be a freshman in college this fall. In the summer of 2010 we finished our goal of visiting every state in the U.S. We own a publishing company and I am still active in the antique, classic, special interest car and motorcycle hobby. | EARL, GLEN "CURL": I've ridden the Black Stallion to the White Mountain and back. In between, I've seen stuff that'll turn your pee-pee blue. In days of old, I've sold used tricycles, bales of cotton, and trinkets to non-natives. I'm on my 4th wife, 50th state and 39th country. I have too many children and not enough grandchildren. I love to eat exotic sea creatures, and Golden Grahams cereal. I drink a quart of yak milk a day. I stare at the clouds and howl at the moon. Not only do I traverse the globe, I time travel to exciting historical events and places; like fur trapping in the Rocky Mountains in 1805. I didn't invent the Internet, but use it every day as Teresa Malevich from Romania. Things I am glad I did not do: Marry Patricia, join the Army, move to Kazakhstan, adopt twins from Russia, go to BYU. Things I am glad I did do: Learned the difference between s**t and shinola, got to know Jack, went to Timbuktu, dated Marry Poppins and Nanny McPhee. | DILLON, TONY: I began working at the Columbia Basin Herald in the circulation dept. and press room to pay my way through Big Bend where I earned my Associates Degree. I then went to work for Basin Press, The Grant County Journal, A & H Printers, the Wenatchee World and finally spent 26 years managing the print shop at Big Bend Community College where I retired in 2008. I played saxophone for 20 years with 2 bands, "Sumpn' Else" (1974-1984) and "The Touch" (1984-1994). After leaving "The Touch", I operated a project recording studio from my home for several years. My wife, Margie, worked as an office manager at Silverbow Honey. We have two children. Summer works at a bank in Spokane and is engaged to be married in August. Jason is a contractor in Afghanistan. He has one son, Auden, in Utah. Margie and I currently live in paradise with our old yellow lab, Jake, on our sailboat in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. This is where we enjoy warm evenings on the dock and the occasional mojito. | DODGEN (ROBBINS), CHERYL: I have been married almost 40 years to a wonderful man, Rex Robbins. We have six amazing boys, five beautiful daughters-in-law (I finally got my daughters), and 11 grandchildren with 3 more on the way. My family is the most important thing to me. I love it when we can be together. I enjoy color coding women and men to show them what colors (shades, hue, density) they should wear in clothes to look their best. My husband and I have renovated several homes as we lived in them. I love to take "junk" like old doors, windows, etc. and turn them into "treasures" like headboards, shadowbox tables, etc. Keeping healthy through diet and exercise is also important to me. One of our family's favorite activities is rappelling. My husband, boys and myself all enjoy music through playing instruments and singing. Rex and I had the privilege of being the leads in the musical, "Annie Get Your Gun". For the last 15 years I have enjoyed being a preschool teacher. It is so rewarding getting those little ones ready | EHLERT (VEDEN), ROXANN: I am currently married to Larry Veden and our blended family consists of 3 daughters and 1 son, with a total of 5 grandchildren. I went back to school in 2002 and obtained my B.A. and K-8 teachers degree. I have been teaching (and loving it!) Kindergarten in Othello for 4 years now. I keep busy enough with work, gardening & remodeling, and keeping up with and enjoying my family. | for Kindergarten, they are so eager to learn. My life has been wonderful. I am active in the Church of Jesus Christ and it is a blessing to me.
13: ERICKSON (DYK), CINDY: I will be married to Mel Dyk fo 40 years in December (am I that old?). We have 4 wonderful children: Melanie Miller (Ed) have 2 daughters (Madisyn 12 and Allisyn 10). Melanie substitutes for the Snoqualmie Valley School District and Ed is a computer wiz in Seattle. They live in North Bend. Melissa is an HR Executive for Boeing in Seattle. She lives in Kirkland. Matt (Lori) has 2 sons (Andrew 4 and Mason 2). Matt works for State Farm Insurance. Lori works part-time for the RAFN company. They live in Bothell. Our youngest son A.J. was killed in an auto accident when he fell asleep at the wheel on his way back to college in November 2009...he was 19. Mel and I own and operate Star Farm, we grow timothy hay and we live 8 miles west of Ellensburg. We are involved in the Ellensburg community with farm related boards and committees. Mel plays golf, snowmobiles, plays racquetball and rides his Harley. I mostly tag along with him. I am retired from teaching at Head Start and now I work with at-risk youth. I make jewelry, sew, | ENG (HIRAI), PHYLLIS: I have been married to my husband, Alan, for almost 31 years. We have two beautiful daughters (Stacie - 24 and Denise - 21) and the cutest (of course) granddaughter, Brooklyn - 14 months. My favorite past-time is skiing in the winter, going up twice a week for more than three months of the year. My newest venture is joining "Sisters on the Fly", a group of women nationwide that meet up and camp out in restored or remodeled vintage trailers to share in outdoor activities. Our motto is, "We have more fun than anyone". I'm a four year breast cancer survivor and plan on enjoying life and doing what I want! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! | GIBSON (SPALDING), JUDY: I was hired in June as the editor of the new magazine to go inside the Columbia Basin Herald once a month called "Basin Boomers". I will write the stories, take the pictures and sell the ads. I will be using this reunion as one of the stories. So, just like in high school, I will have a camera around my neck and a reporter's notepad in my hand. My daughter, Lacey A. Spalding, was born on my 29th birthday in 1981. She graduated from Royal High School in 2000. She's presently working for Harley-Davidson of Seattle in Lynwood, WA. She does free-lance photography and writing on the side and goes by Lacey Adeline. I live in Moses Lake in a home with one acre, and spend a lot of time working on the yard and the garden. My two dogs, one a Golden Retriever/Golden Lab and the other a German Retriever, keep me in shape with walks and swimming in the lake or the canal. The Lord has been good to me, and I still don't feel my age. | GREENWOOD, LINDA: So, I was a flower child for many years. I grew my own garden and had a child, Angela Rae DeLorenzo, in 1976. I left my husband in 1979 and moved to Seattle to work my first 40 hour a week job. I worked for several years in warehousing as a manager in the end, but injured my back so had to quit that line of work. I got lost in drugs and alcohol for several years after those days. In 1988 I got clean and sober and my life changed in a glorious way. I have had several jobs and was in purchasing for many years. My daughter got married last August so now I have a son-in-law. They live nearby in Shoreline, WA so I see Angela all the time. I rent my spare bedroom to international students and right now have a young man from Saudi Arabia living with me. It is a very interesting way to live. I never got married again but don't worry, I have lots to do. I finally got my BA in Human Services from WWU in 2007 and started working part-time as a counselor with people who are homeless. I lost my last purchasing job in | 2009 and now work full-time as a case manager in transitional housing. I work mainly with veterans and I love it. This is the work I was made to do. I am an activist and march in peace marches and now I am able to be here for the people who return broken from these useless wars. I truly believe that I am here to serve. | craft and garden as time allows. I guess my specialty is spoiling our grandchildren. I'm told I'm very good at it! We are lucky in that we are able to drive over and babysit anytime! Best wishes to you all.
14: HARPER (KELLY), SYLVIA: I've been living in Fairbanks, Alaska for 40 years but that is about to change. My husband, Peter, just retired and we purchased a house in Port Ludlow, WA. As soon as we sell our home in Fairbanks we will relocate there. Peter and I have been married 28 years. We have 3 children. Our eldest, Adam, teaches at a Christian school in Indonesia and in March he married a gal from Australia, also a teacher. My second, Eric, is a CPA in Denver, CO and is enjoying a lot of outdoor activities. My third, Whitney, is a hairstylist in Fairbanks. We plan to do some road trips from our home in Washington once we move. In the fall we will drive to Boston, where Peter is from, for a month to see the foliage and spend Thanksgiving with his family. I retired from the State of Alaska in 1994 and did volunteer jobs in the schools, church and community. I wish I could be there for the reunion to see all of you but I won't be able to because of other obligations. I would like to say that Mr. | Robertson was the teacher that influenced me the most in my high school years, and I learned probably the most from him and wish I could tell him that personally. My other favorite teacher was Mr. Carnavale. God Bless You All. | HANSEN, MICHAEL: Living and loving in Hawaii! Living on the Big Island. My wife Viktoriya and I have a 17 acre tropical paradise! We grow Kona coffee, cacao (chocolate) and run a little vacation getaway with two vacation rentals on our coffee orchard property. We are located 900 feet above Kealakekua Bay, near where Captain Cook met his final day! My wife, a Pediatrician from Odessa, Ukraine, works as a medical assistant working with kids here in Kona. I farm our place and raise medicinal plants and garden produce alongside our coffee and cacao. We have 3 children: Jay - 30, living and working in Wenatchee, Jenna - 26, living and working at Guest Services Director in Kona at the Royal Kona Resort, and Dimitri - 23, living and working teaching English in Odessa, Ukraine. We have three grandchildren: Riley - 10, JayLynn - 7 and Alex - 3 weeks. For fun and recreation we keep a 48' Yacht in Southeast Alaska and go up in the | HARDIMAN (HUMPHREY), LAURA: Married to Glenn for 34 years. I have one daughter, Lorinda Besherse who blessed us with 4 grandkids; 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter (my favorite granddaughter!). I currently work at the high school as a custodian. Love weekends off! | HARA (WEIDERT) KAREN: Settled in new home in Kennewick. Planning a 29th anniversary with John on Orcas Island along with my sisters (Geri & Susan) and their spouses this summer. Work as a Public Health Nurse - Maternity Support Services & Child Care Consulting. John is a Nuclear Safety Manager. We have two sons - Craig (26) will be a high school math teacher in central L.A; Sean (23) elementary education working at a private school in Portland. No grandkids - Sean has a sheltie, Herbie. My mom, brothers - Don, Doug (Tami) & George (Lori) still live in Moses Lake. | summer to salmon and halibut fish and catch all the crab and shrimp we can eat! We invite all my classmates to come and visit us here in wonderful Hawaii! | HADLEY, RICHARD: Currently living in Wichita, Kansas. Married to Kathy for over 14 years. I have 3 children; Lauren and Amber live in Sacramento, CA and my son, Conor, and his wife Nada and my grandson Liam live in Germany. When I am not working, my hobby is writing books. I have a series of 5 books that are avaiable through www.lulu.com. "Beyond Time" is the title.
15: HORN (WOODWORTH), SHIRLEY: Married to Michael L. Woodworth on November 24, 1978. One son, Seth, resides in Boston and our grandson, Sam, resides in Spokane. I am semi-retired. I work all the time but do not get paid for it. Work part-time at the P.U.D. I went to Africa with my husband to hunt which was exciting and fun; however, hated the plane ride home. Would like to return for another hunt. Have not traveled much lately as we spend most of our time building our home and developing our 5 acres. We do have a beautiful, peaceful residence and park surroundings. Ready to move on and find a place for us to retire. | HUNT, (LEE) DENISE: 40 years with the phone company, 3 states, 13 cities. Volunteering started in Seattle. Thank you, Jane Face...Children's Hospital, Legal Aid in Medford, Special Olympics (Medford and Eugene). My passion was my Special folks (7 years). On to Spokane, Guardian Ad Liedem. Chose to take Ryan on, gave him all our time. Married my best friend when I was 36. Mom brought him home from the bar when I was 15. I have lived, laughed and loved for lo, these many snows. Have 8 grandkidlets. Never birthed a baby, have always taken in strays. A couple of months ago our 5 year old twin grandsons were playing "Cave". They found "BaPa's" flashlight and were looking for "dark". They were in the closets, under the beds...I heard, "Ma!" (That's me). I went into the room. I had my senior class | HARRIS, MICHAEL: Live in Moses Lake, self-employed CEO of A-American Auto Glass. I have 2 children (Son - Jared - 33 & Daughter - Angela - 31). I have 7 grandchildren (Kendra, Danika, Nakisha, Travis, Kyle, Chloe and Kalean) and 1-1/2 great grandchildren. My wife, Sharon and I have been Pastors and Directors of the Moses Lake Healing Rooms for the last 5 years. We've been to Mexico twice and traveled around Washington and California. | HOCHSTATTER (CAMPOS), CELESTE: Working at Wal-Mart in Moses Lake as a Pharmacy Technician. Moved back to Moses Lake 5 years ago after mom died to be caregiver for my dad after living and working in the Tri-Cities for 25 years. | picture under the bed. Jake said, "Ma, who is this?" I said, "that's me." Both of the guys had a look of total confusion. Ray took his little hand and patted my face and said, "Ma, you got so wrinkled!" UGH! I can't wait to see all of our well earned wrinkles. Liven', laughin' and lovin'. Life is good (tears included).
16: HUTCHINGSON, ANTHONY- REVEREND, PH.D: Now living in Beijing, China with my wife of 37 years, Elena. I work as the Senior Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy and am a career member of the U.S. Department of State's Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor (one star equivalent). Served almost entire Foreign Service career working in Public Diplomacy in China having worked previously in Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and Guangzhou. My one non-Chinese overseas posting was in Benin, in French-speaking West Africa. My last Washington D.C. assignment was the State Department's Director of China and Taiwan Analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. We have four grown children: Emily (a lawyer in Seattle), Lonnie (a software architect in Seattle), David (a nurse in Washington D.C.), and Charles (a chef in Paris, France). Lonnie and his wife Kristen, have five-year old Emily and three-year old twins Delia and Elsie. I have a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in | JANKE, JOLENE: I left Moses Lake very quickly and unexpectedly right after graduation...I think the last thing I remember was the party after at Sun Lakes...then I think I woke up in Orange County, CA. Did we know the words "Culture Shock" then??? Took me eight years to leave there and return to Spokane for another eight or so, over to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for awhile then the last stop before Moses Lake was Salmon, Idaho. That was four years ago. I have spent the majority of those four years being my parent's parent. It has been the most challenging and rewarding four years! I was married in all four of those areas, but never had any children of my own, just the children that came and went with my life. So my life has always been centered more on animals...dogs mostly...and do I have a pair of them now!!!! I have seen All Dogs Go To Heaven and that's where I want to go! | IHRIG (STARKEY), DOROTHY: Married Bill Starkey in August of 1975. I presently live in Prosser, WA. I have 2 children...Jodi (Chad) Sabin who live in Kennewick, WA. I have one granddaughter (Kora Sabin - 3 years old). David (Heather) Starkey lives in Nampa, Idaho. I'm an Associate Pastor for the Prosser Church of the Nazarene. I retired after 32 years in public education as a teacher/administrator in 2006. I presently teach part-time for the Finley School District under the retire/rehire program. I have a B.A. in Special Education from Central Washington State College, an M.A. in Education/Principal's Credentials from Heritage College and an M.A. in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University. I've traveled to Spain and the Bahamas. I am a three time survivor of cancer: breast, liver and spine. | JARVI, EUGENE: I am currently living in Anchorage, Alaska. I moved here 10 years ago because of a job. I am Senior Space Planner for Capital Office Systems/1Worplace Design. Think Dilbert Cubes, only better. After graduation I attended Big Bend for a year, then moved to Seattle and lived there almost 30 years. I worked as one of the first DA operators for Ma Bell; I then transferred to the Facilities Management Dept. and worked purchasing, relocating and managing office furniture for a 30 story office building. That is how I began my career working with Office Furniture and Design. After leaving US West, I attended the Art Institute of Seattle, SCCC and Cornish College of the Arts. On breaks between schools I worked for Knoll Textile as an assistant ant. While going to school I interned as a space planner/designer with US Gov-GSA/PBS. In my younger days, 20s - early 30s, I was active in a social group in Seattle and | Biblical Studies (Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic), and a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from Brigham Young University. I speak Standard Chinese, Cantonese, French and American Sign Language. I sing and play the Celtic harp, walk and hike and am an alpinist. I am an Anglican (Episcopal) priest, on staff at St. John's Cathedral in Hong Kong, and adjunct lecturer in Biblical languages and literature at the Anglican Seminary there. In Beijing, I am the Music Minister and Assistant Pastor at Beijing's Congregation of the Good Shepard. My sermons can be found at: http://ellipticalglory.blogspot.com. | I was involved in many local productions and traveled to cities in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Canada. My one major trip was to Nice, France for a week long art tour. It was a great experience. Work and home keeps me busy now. I am a major homebody and have big renovation plans.
17: JOHNSON (SHORT), KAREN: Living back in Moses Lake since 2002 after living in Kent/Auburn, WA area for 22 years. I have one son from classmate (and ex-husband) Bruce Campbell. I've been married to Earl Short for 31 years. My son Phillip has three daughters. I work at Takata in Moses Lake as a Quality Auditor. | KIMBALL (OESTREICH), LORI: I have been married to Steve Oestreich for 36 years. We have one son Ryan who is 31 years old and married to Michelle. They have a beautiful daughter Paige, who is 3 and he has a step-daughter, MaKenna, who is 8 years old. Steve is an electrical engineer working out of Portland, Oregon. I still teach 5th Grade Special Education and hope to retire in May of 2012. I will then move from Phoenix to Oregon. | JONES (JOHNSON), ANNE: I met my husband in the registration line at U of Idaho and we have been together now for 37 years. We both have been high school English teachers throughout the Northwest; we also raised two great kids of our own. Five years ago we taught at an international school in China. We came back to the U.S. and retired after one year. We returned to international teaching, this time in Bosnia. We came home this last year to be with Rob's mom (in Boise) and help plan our daughter's wedding. We loved teaching abroad and may return, but for now we are needed in the U.S. It's all good. | KOENIG, ROBERT: Still married to Diane (Matzke) for 38 years. We have three children, Phillip, Brian and Sarah. Brian has three girls, 10, 8 and 6 and Sarah has two boys, 4 and 2. We are blessed with having all the grandkids living in Wenatchee so we can see them almost every day. I am semi-retired after 32 years at the Wenatchee World and am now a traveling sales rep. for a paper mill in Spokane, Inland Empire Paper Company, for the last 4 years. It works out pretty well as Diane gets to travel with me quite a bit. We have been able to do some traveling when Sarah was in the Air Force and stationed in Germany and we get to Las Vegas occasionally to see our oldest son Phillip. We still have a small cherry and pear orchard and are always at the ML farmers market every July and September hawking our goods. I enjoy working in the garden and doing fix-its around the house and for the neighbors. My son, Brian, | and myself recently decided it would be a great time to build a couple of spec. houses, since the economy is so great. Nobody said we were smart, but you can only try.
18: MC DOWALL (MARCHMONTE), DEBORAH: Well, where do we start? I've been married to my husband Wes for 25 great years, he's been one of the best things to happen to me besides my son, Greg Engel "39", and his daughter Keenan "13". We are very fortunate to get lots of quality time with our granddaughter, we go camping, fishing, 4-wheeling and lots of soccer games. Wes and I are still working for at least a few years (that's what happens when you marry a younger guy). We are both very fortunate in our jobs with very flexible hours and get lots of time off. I have had several jobs over the years: Personal Banker, Loan Officer, Real Estate Sales, Credit Manager, Office Manager and now Office Manager for Rathbone Sales here in Moses Lake...a great job to go into retirement | LYNCH, GERALD: I have been a truck driver for most of my adult (?) life. I have driven over 2 million miles, accident free, mostly long haul. When I met my wife, Brenda, in 1978, I found a trucking job that let me be home at night most of the time. We were married at my parents' home November 3, 1979. We have 2 sons, Jesse and Frank, and 11 grandchildren. We enjoy camping and spending time with our family. | LAMB (GUNNERSON), COLLEEN: Bryon and I celebrated 27 years of happily married life together this year. Although no kids or grandkids of our own, I feel honored to say I've shared 20 years of my life with many children as a teacher. Bryon and I have traveled to Germany, Ireland and England several times through the years, but mostly stay close to home. In 2004, we truly "bought the farm" in Sequim on the Dungeness River. it may be only 20 acres but it keeps us running. The main crops are oats, garlic, apples and berries. The farm supplies food to local restaurants and grocery stores. With a commercial kitchen just installed, the farm will produce and process products for retail markets. Bryon still works in the telecommunications business and I run the farm. I'm truly enjoying my new career and living my dream life. | mode from. We are looking at moving to Idaho when we retire, no more desert...looking at the Orofino area...lots of trees, lakes and mountains. Long distance travel doesn't seem to interest either of us, but we might travel the states in our camper just to see the U.S. We have a Harley so we spend weekends on bike rides when the weather is good....we enjoy that alot. | MARTINSON (EILERS), MOLLI: I am married, have two kids, one step-daughter and three really cute grandkids. I retired from teaching two years ago but started back for two days a week at Royal City. It's the perfect job!!! We have a very busy life, we like to travel and be with our friends and family. Wish I could be there (the reunion), but we are out on a new adventure. Have a great time. Cheers!
19: MILLER, TIMOTHY: Deb Black and I live together with Brandon and Augustus Nelson, her two sons, in Bellevue, WA. Brandon is a database developer at Microsoft; Augustus is an accountant with the Army Corp of Engineers in Seattle where Deb also works; she is a Civil Engineer. Brandon and Augustus came to live with us at about the same time; each with different crossroads in their careers. It is truly a gift to have them here with us. I work as a Clinic Nurse and IT manager at Creekside Center for Integrative Medicine here in Bellevue; some 13 years now. We are fortunate to have this wonderful life, and to live in the best place on this planet, our great Northwest. | MUNSELL, KENNETH: After high school I attended Central Washington University and received a B.A. in History and Sociology. I then received an M.A. in History. After graduation in 1983, I became the director of The Small Towns Institute and Editor of its journal, Small Town. Small Town was a nationally distributed publication dedicated to providing information concerning how to preserve and enhance small communities in the United States and Canada. It published articles on economic development, historic preservation, place making and other community oriented subjects. The institute disbanded and Small Town ceased publication in 2003. In 1991, I began teaching in the Central Washington University History Department and have taught there to the present. I have also taught in the University's Douglas Honors Program, the Asian Studies Program and the Humanities Program. I have remained single and live in Ellensburg, Washington where I am delighted by the benefits found in a small university town. | MILLER (GRIGGS), CINDY: I have been married to Steve Griggs since 12/31/1971. We have a wonderful daughter Shawna and son-in-law James. They have blessed us with 2 grandkids, Sam (13) and Cheyenne (10). We have lived in Hermiston, Oregon since 2000. I have been a Real Estate Broker for 20 years. I still ride and train horses. About 10 years ago I discovered Cowboy Mounted Shooting. I have become obsessed with this sport. It doesn't get much better than shooting a gun at a target off a fast horse. I have been competing all over the country and in 2005 I won a World Championship Title. Steve is an electrician and enjoys hunting, fishing and also Cowboy Mounted Shooting - and competes when he can. Regretfully we will not be at the reunion because of the North Pacific Regional Championships the same weekend. (Current pictures of Cindy & Steve in action - Cindy (top), Steve (bottom). | MERZ, JOHN: Once upon a time, John B. Merz graduated from Moses Lake High School. He left Moses Lake and attended Concordia College in Seward, NE. It was in NE that he met his wife to be, Dorie. They were married for 23 years and were blessed with 3 children. Dorie was given an early entry into eternal life with Jesus at age 43 after an 18-month battle with cancer. John served his country in the U.S. Army for 6 years, 3 months and 28 days. (Actually, he enjoyed every minute in the Army). His job was in patient administration. After his military career, John has worked in the Senior Housing profession ever since. He has been an administrator in Skilled Nursing Centers, an owner-operator of Assisted Living Centers, and is currently the Administrator of an Alzheimer Care Center in Sumner, WA. John got a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from Metropolitan State College in Denver, and an MBA degree from City University in Seattle. John lives in Englewood with his wife, Marcia. John's offspring have | produced 6 grandchildren and Marcia's children can account for 8 more. We love to travel and spend time with family. John's passion is sharing the Gospel of Jesus with anyone willing to listen. He wears a cross carved by his dad, the late Pastor Robert Merz. When life slows down he hopes to have a ministry visiting the sick and shut-ins, and conducting chapel services in nursing and assisted living centers.
20: OSBORNE, MICHAEL: Forty years in a paragraph, well here goes. After graduating I attended Big Bend College for 2 years before enlisting in the Army, where I parlayed my AA in Psychology into an immediate promotion and Clinical Specialist School (which was basically a 3 year Registered Nurse program compressed into 40 weeks!) in San Francisco -- where I enjoyed the incredible music scene that is so vibrant in that city. I even went on the road for a tour with the Grateful Dead as a roadie. After completing my service and a much needed month of debauchery in Mexico -- I returned to Washington to attend the U of W. On May 16, 1980, I returned to Moses Lake to prepare to move to Ashland, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon S.C. to study Holistic Medicine; however, on May 19th, God & Mt. St. Helens changed my plans (watching the sun set in the EAST and then rise again from the east WAS pretty weird). So instead, I moved to East Wenatchee to enroll in the nursing program at Wenatchee Valley; | OSUMI (VORHIES), GLORIA: We will be married 29 years this July 24, 2011. I'm starting my 11th year at Othello Community Hospital, working in Food Service as a Food Service Coordinator. No children, only furry ones. Two dogs and two cats (ages 9, 8, 7 and 6). Names are Cissy, Squeekie, Lucky and AC. I still enjoy crafts, gardening and volunteering at the Grant County Fair. I'm a past member of the Othello Classic Car Club and Supporting Othello Relay for Life. I enjoyed living in different cities - Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma and Los Angeles and back home to Moses Lake in November 1998. Was glad to be back home to spend time with my mother. She passed away at age 89, April 2010, three months short of her 90th birthday. Now it's just Douglas and I and the furry ones at home. | OWINGS, MARTY: Life is good and I am ready for those golden years. I have accomplished a lot in my 58 years. I am most proud of my 2 wonderful children. Chad is 37 and Abbe is 32. I have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Donna, who is a Nurse Practitioner. Chad was a Probation Officer for years and is now a Commodity Trader and Baseball Coach. They are expecting their first baby in October 2011. Abbe is a Medical Assistant and currently pursuing her degree in Criminal Justice and will become a Deputy Coroner. She has given me 2 incredible grandchildren who are the light of my life. Auston is 12 and Kyah is 8. I have been a Chemical Dependency Counselor for over 20 years and have been fortunate enough to work in every aspect of Chemical Dependency and will complete my Masters in Public Administration. I have been blessed with wonderful friends and family. My biggest accomplishment is my relationship with God, who I thank for everything. | however, God (via a blizzard & my father's urgings due to his failing health) altered my plans and I returned to Moses Lake and AGAIN enrolled in BBC/CBC's ADN program, where I received my degree in 1987 (just three weeks after my dad passed away) and finally took my boards to become a Registered Nurse. I hung around ML for awhile doing private duty nursing and home/hospice work until finally in 1991 I moved back to Western Washington where I have remained since, working in Intensive Home Healthcare. In 1999 while doing some work at a nursing home, I met my wife Victoria. We were married January 17, 2003. On that day I went from being single and fancy-free to being a father of three grown children (Shawn, Sabrina & Teresa) and grandfather of 4 - which has increased to 9 and one on the way (Monique, Monee, Tyler, Eric, Hunter, Emma, Taimane, Coby, Malia and "to be determined"). We are now legal guardians of our granddaughter Monee. QUITE THE TRANSITION. We currently live in Enumclaw with 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 birds, 1 mouse and a Turtle named Fred. I still attend as many concerts as time and money allows, World of Oz Photo Art remains alive and I remain a consummate DeadHead and music lover. More to share at the reunion. A special thanks to the reunion committee and of course Deb & Patti for all the hard work I know they are doing on this! Michael Osborne~~Most Talented, Class of 1971) | OSTRANDER (GOSLINE), BONNIE: Today is the best day of the passed days making up 40 years. I settled in Southern California, by way of Seattle and then Houston. I graduated from the UW in 1976 with a B.S. in Food Science and Technology, College of Fisheries. I have 1 publication to my credit. I've worked in the food insdustry all this time and am pretty much an expert in ingredients, food systems, etc. The last 15 years have been focused on sales. Also, I've continued to study dancing and acting, and have a few projects to my credit. I just finished directing the second company of Sex and Education at the Victory Theatre in Burbank, CA. I'm married to Jim Gosline, 23 years, and have 1 son, Will, who is 20. My mom and dad have passed on now, so I am part of the "older generation" in the family. Look forward to seeing you all at the 60th birthday party.
21: RICHARDSON, DENNIS: Live in Pacific Palisades with my wife of 30 years, Evette. We have 3 sons (Jimmy - 26 - USC - working in Los Angeles, Greg - 24 - University of Michigan - working in San Francisco, Rex - 19 - Sophomore at University of Texas - Austin). I am Senior Director and Principal with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. My focus for 30+ years has been commercial real estate leasing and sales for corporate office clients. Most regrettably I had scheduled my 30th wedding anniversary (3 week trip to Finland and France) only to find out it conflicted with our 40th class reunion! I truly wish I had scheduled our trip later in the summer and remain upset thinking often about missing the reunion. Several years ago my wife won a trip and accomodations to Italy and thus took entire family on a 3 week tour of Venice, Florence and Rome. Other travels of late primarily include business travel throughout the Western and Central U.S., to see our youngest son in Texas and trips to Montana for fly | RICHARDS (HILLEGAS), DEB: I am currently living in Kennewick, WA with my husband of 29 years. We have 3 beautiful daughters that are my pride and joy. My youngest is 24 and when she went away to college I had empty nest really bad! I love being a mom and especially, now, a grandma. I love to visit my girls and visit often. I feel so blessed to be so close to them. I am, I guess, retired because I'm not currently working. I worked in the school district when my kids were young so I could be off when they were off...never had to use daycare! When my girls were older I became an office manager for a private psychiatrist and worked there for 10 or more years, until my husband's job forced us to move from Walla Walla where we were living at the time. I love to do crafts and I also love to travel which I do a lot. This is me in a nutshell. Oh, by the way....I have the cutest grandkids in the world!!!!!!! | PRITCHARD, CLYDE: In 1972 I left Moses Lake to Vancouver, WA to work in the computer field which took me to New York. I moved back to Washington in 1974 and started attending Clark College. Earned an Associate in Applied Science/Data Processing with Honors and was hired as a student programmer trainee for the Hospital Systems Group at the U of Oregon. In 1977 I was hired as a full-time programmer. The job title and names of departments have changed many time over the 30 years I worked there. I married Debra (Debbie) Vanderhoff on New Years Eve 1977, who I met at work. I retired in 2006 and we relocated to Central Oregon. We now live in a nice house on 2 acres of the 12,000 acre Crooked River Ranch rural housing area, part of Terrebonne, OR just north of Redmond and Bend. Since retirement we have spent most of our time working on the house and property. Debbie has a small business making | and selling pet accessories, such as dog and cat collars, leashes, hats, blankets and other hand crafted items such as tote bags and purses. I work part-time for OHSU helping out with various computer related projects that I can do from home via my laptop. The ultimate commute - just 15 feet from the bedroom to the living room! In 2007 we celebrated our 30th anniversary by taking our first cruise vacation to the Western Caribbean on the Grand Princess. It was a lot of fun and we look forward to more cruises in the future. In August 2010 we did take a second cruise from Vancouver, B.C. to Anchorage, AK. We have no children but enjoy our nieces and nephews and the children of various friends and relatives. We currently have a nine pound Silky Terrier dog named Abby (taken from the Beatles' Abbey Road album). Our first dog was a Maltese (Terrier) named Falcon (taken from the Humphrey Bogart movie - The Maltese Falcon). In the future we hope to make our first trip to Hawaii, perhaps via a cruise with friends. We would also like to transit the Panama Canal. There are several places around the country we'd like to see as well.... Looks like we'd better hit the road, but none of those places are on the way from Terrebonne to Moses Lake! | fishing and golf, as well as snow skiing trips to Yellowstone Club in Montana and Deer Valley, Utah. My interests include fishing, golf and political banter among friends....and foes. Summer months we still enjoy our weekends at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, where we use the gym year around. Having become an empty-nester, I took up woodworking as a hobby 2 years ago, primarily due to my boys being long gone from year around sports and I did not wish to sit in front of the TV or computer on weekends. Using a lathe I have enjoyed producing some beautiful wood vases, bowls, hollow forms, jewelry boxes, platters, pens, etc; all for enjoyment, and they make great gifts. I love this artistic medium and do it more for the joy and creative process than for monetizing any end product...having a home and office full of beautiful art pieces...and useful items in the kitchen as well. I keep a photo gallery by year of all pieces I produce.
22: SANFORD, VICKIE: In 2006 I moved back home to Moses Lake. I'm enjoying my friends and family. My son Jason is in Hawaii with his wife Susan, and I have 4 grandchildren there. My daughter Angie is living in Minnesota with her husband, Jerod, and I have horses, dogs and 2 donkeys for grands there. I love being back in Moses Lake -- great golfing, fishing, friends and family. | SARRAGA, (GASTON), MA. FATIMA: Married to John Gaston an Agricultural Consultant. I have 3 sons (John - 36, who is married to Clarissa. They have 2 daughters: Sofia - 2, Cassandra - 5 mo.) (James - 32, who is married to Anjean with 3 children: Pia - 13, Ria -11, Andrew - 9) and Joseph - 15, and 3 daughters (Jacqueline - 34, Jennifer - 23, and Janine - 18). I finished my Bachelor of Science in Accounting and currently work in Corporate Planning in a family- | ROSEBURG, DAN: I am married to Vicky and have 2 kids (Chris and Lisa) and 2 grandkids (Camryn and Liam). I'm still farming N.E. of Moses Lake, growing primarily vegetable seeds and timothy hay. I've been a Grant County 5 Fire Commissioner for the past 18 years and Moses Lake Conservation District Supervisor for the past 30 years. Still riding dirt bikes. | ROACH, (BLUNDELL), JOYCE: I live in Moses Lake now. I'm retired from nursing. My two boys live outside Salt Lake City. I have three granddaughters there! I love to travel. | owned rural bank. On weekends we go to the farm to plant fruit trees and vegetables and relax with the family. I'm active in my church and work as a Catechist Coordinator. We've traveled to Hong Kong and several times to Singapore to visit daughters working there. I was in Moses Lake as a Rotary Exchange Student for 1 year and my exchange was Judy White. My host families were: Rev. & Mrs. Braun | (Jeanne's Family), Paul & Glenmar Schafer, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ballinger, Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Milholland, Rev. & Mrs. Reed Zakhary (Susan Zakhary's Family), Mr. & Mrs. Neil Lucke and Rev. & Mrs. White (Judy's Family). My favorite memories: Having the principal as my host dad...he did not like me wearing jeans to school; Mrs. Lucke's English class was challenging, she also became my host mom; Senior Ball, Sweetheart Dance and Sadie Hawkins Dance; Trips to the base and watching the jets touch and go; Picnics in the park and canoing; Walking barefoot around town...
23: SIMONS, JERRY: Have had 32 years of marital bliss with wife Cathy. We have one son (Joseph - 28) who's married to Christina. They have a brand new daughter, Natalie, who is four weeks old. They make their home in the Olympia area. We have one daughter (Jennifer - 27) who is single and a nurse - pursuing her doctorate in nursing in Salt Lake City. I served 3 years in the U.S. Army (Go Army!) and worked 25 years as a civil engineering technician. For the last ten years I've been a private businessman and am currently semi-retired. I live in the Yakima area and look forward to seeing you all at the reunion. Just look for the "Old & Fat" guy, although that description may not be too distinctive at this gathering! | SMIGAJ (NEUFELD), SUZI: Wow! Has it been 40 years? Then I look back and realize that I've been married for 38 years and have two married daughters who are teaching and we have just been blessed with our 3rd grandchild. After 37 years I am still hair dressing with two shops. My husband, who is supposed to be semi-retired, teaches at Olds Community College plus we own and run a horse stable and riding arena (which we hope to sell someday and move to our property in Creston B.C.) For the last 11 years I have been directing a community theatre group. We actually took a production on the road to Montreal, Quebec one summer. It is also very important to me to be involved in my church and community. In the fall of 2011, I became a Canadian citizen so now I have dual citizenship. There is a quote that is an important goal for me: "Take responsibility for the energy you bring to this life"!! | SNEAD, TIM: I'm single with two kids, a girl and boy and have one grandchild. I'm a past County Commissioner and presently am City Administrator for the City of Quincy. In the wintertime I enjoy woodworking and in the summer I enjoy riding my Harley and wine tasting. | SKINNER (BOOTH), BRENDA: I have been married to Frank Booth for 38 years. Two years ago he died from Lou Gehrig's Disease. We have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. I lived the past 40 years in Othello. Currently my house is for sale and I'm looking forward to move on. We have traveled extensively. Had a house in Nicaragua. I love to swim, bike and hike. I am attempting to paint, not just walls or the town, but canvas. Gardening has been a passion. Enjoying people and life seems to be much more fulfilling. | SCHWAB, LARRY: I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Betty Lou Ottmar. We have two children - son Robert (who has Madelyn - 7 and Hesston - 2 months) and Stacie Sand (who has Quinten - 12 and Cragar 10). I work as a Field Engineer for the PUD. We haven't traveled much this year except visiting various golf courses in Washington and Idaho (although not much of a golfer, just whacking away). We are planning a Hawaii trip in the fall. I have been involved with the Columbia Basin Rodeo Association for over 30 years and am presently the Treasurer and served 8 or 9 years on the Grant County Fair Facilities Advisory Committee. I enjoy kayaking with friends and have won and lost my share of pinochle hands. I'm "Farming 10 acres", which involves the restoration of antique farm machinery. I'm trying to stay up with all of the plans that my high school sweetheart plans.
24: SOUTHWOOD, BILL: I served 20 years in the Coast Guard (Oregon Coast, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Guam, New Orleans, Maine then Virginia). I then joined the business community and went to Florida, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and finally (2004) returned to the West Coast (Portland, Oregon). I have been married 36 years to my lovely wife. We have three kids (32 year old married daughter, 25 year old single son, and 19 year old Freshman son at the University of Oregon). No grandkids. | SPARKS (McCONKIE SANDERSON), SHARON: I married Paul Thomas McConkie on March 17, 1972 and lived happily ever after for 34 years. Paul took an early graduation and passed through the veil on May 19, 2006. He left a huge whole in my heart and my life. We have 6 children and 18 grandchildren whom we love and cherish!!! I married Kim Sanderson on August 8, 2009, in the bountiful Temple for Time. Life is full of miracles...you just have to open your arms and receive them. Kim has 5 children and 8 grandchildren. Together we have 11 children and 26 grandchildren!!!! I love family history. I love learning new things. I build and network computers. I love traveling. I am thankful I have married children that let me visit and spoil me! My youngest daughter, Nicole, is 15 years old and keeps me very busy. She is on the Alta HS Drill Team...a little bit more advanced than the Molahiettes were when I was on the team. I love all my good Moses Lake High School friends that I still | STEPHENS (WILMOT) JACQUELINE: Married to Kent Wilmot. I have two children - Jaime Janke (Matt) who has one child - Ryder and Kyle who is married to Sarah. | STONECIPHER, REBECCA: I rode my bike to work and to class. I was a teacher's aide for three years. I was able to take driver's education in the winter and got my driver's license on April 6, 1974. I took an English class at Big Bend in the summer of 1975 to help me with my work. My friend George helped me get a job as a live-in nurse companion in Coulee City from 1976 to 1979. I took care of six different ladies in all. I took a CPR class for my license as a caregiver and foster care. In 1991 I took care of seven babies one at a time until 1998. I had a lady in my home from 1999 to 2006. I retired on April 15, 2006 to care for my mother. We have traveled to Sedona, Memphis, Nashville, and Yellowstone National Park. We had a great time. | contact through Facebook. I would not have chosen a few of life's trials but I would do it all over again! Life has been good to me and it is full of wonderful people who enrich my life. I love what Mo, Deb and Patti are doing to contact as many people as possible!!! Wish I could be there. Sounds like it's going to be a BLAST!!!
25: SWEAR (SMITH), PATRICIA: I currently live in Southern California with my wonderful husband of 11 years, Michael. I finally found the love of my life, best friend and soul-mate. As they say, third time is a charm!!! I work as a background investigator and have been doing this type of work for the past 10 years. I worked for the Feds for 15 years, a school district for 10 and served 10 years in the Army Reserve. I have one son, Robert, who is 29. He has blessed me with two beautiful granddaughters (MaKenzee-5 and Madalynn-2). Upon marrying Michael, I gained a wonderful step-daughter (Corrie - 29) . We don't have to go through empty nest syndrome thanks to two dogs and a parrot. I'm grateful for 13 years of sobriety and 3 years of being cancer free. My husband and I are avid football fans (Seahawks/Me, Chargers/Him -- oh well, I married him anyway!) and we love exploring So. Cal. as well as trips to Las Vegas to visit my parents (good excuse, huh?). I converted to Catholicism (Michael's faith) in | TIMMERMAN, ROY: Retired from the military (USMC/USAR) after 25 years. Still involved with law enforcement. | 2006 and both of us are quite involved in a variety of ministries in our parish which we thoroughly enjoy. I am involved in Rachel's Hope and just volunteered to be part of the team bringing the program to a woman's prison after my training is complete. I write lyrics and am under contract with a Nashville production company. Four of my songs are currently being marketed...hoping at least one of them sells! We are looking forward to retirement so we can become motor-home vagabonds to see the country, visit family/friends then decide where we want to relocate. The past 40 years have been full of many life-changing events - some happy, some sad, but I can honestly say I'm in a better place today than I could have ever imagined...thanks to God, my husband, my family and friends. I am truly blessed in every aspect of my life! | WALKER, CHARLES: Hello everyone! My wife, Virginia and I are living in Moses Lake still. We work in the labor unions. We are currently on a 9-year project at Hanford so we spend alot of time down there; hense, we missed the reunion. We have 4 kids between us and 7 grandkids with another due in August. I hope everyone is well. Miss you all. Good health! | WALSTER, JANE: My life's journey after ML graduation includes riding a camel at dawn to the pyramids in Egypt; drifting down the Dnieper River with peace activists in Ukraine; teaching English in Morioka, Japan; singing folk songs on TV in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; teaching writing at the University of Gdansk, Poland and traveling through the Polish countryside; chatting with locals in Luxembourg; visiting walruses and koalas on Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia; celebrating Christmas in Prague and New Years in Malaysia; sleeping on the beaches of Koh Samui Island, Thailand; dancing in the streets of Moscow; being covered in butterflies in Singapore; floating in the Dead Sea in Israel; viewing the magnificent ceiling of the Duomo in Florence, Italy; wandering the streets and cafes of Paris and Budapest; traveling with nuns through Palestine; telling stories by the peat fires in Ireland and finding new friends and adventures everywhere. This fall I will begin a new position | as Manager of the International Educational Programs for Portland Community Colleges. I have tasted life's pleasures and endured the unbearable lightness of being. I continue to seek peace and love.
26: WEISELL, GARY: I attended J.M. Perry Tech. in Yakima, WA and studied Electrical Technology. I then switched careers and became a machinist & welder. I did machine shop work for many years then went back to college in Yakima and took Diesel Technology. I was a Certified Chevrolet Technician at Barry Chevrolet in Ephrata, then opened my own shop. I was also Head Maintenance Supervisor at McKay Memorial Nursing Home in Soap Lake for 10 years and then started my own neon sign business in 1992. I also worked at Simplot as an Electromechanic/Millwright for 5 years and retired in 2000. I did all the neon on the Fairchild Cinemas in Moses Lake and the Lee Theater in Ephrata. My hobbies have been antique car restoration and fabricating street rods and motorcycles. I still like to restore antique radios and anything electrical or mechanical that is old or unusual. I still reside in | WASLAWSKI (TRACY), NANCY (MO): My life is truly wonderful! The old days of my life sounding like a badly written country music song are behind me (except for the fact our dog really did die...). I'm married to a fantastic man (Larry Tracy, older brother of our classmate Steve), and between my husband and I, we have 4 daughters, 3 sons, and 14 grandchildren! We look forward to retirement when we can spend time being snowbirds in Phoenix and enjoy lots of travel. We would also like to volunteer with FEMA or the Red Cross during national disasters. I work for a non-profit organization in Moses Lake, yep, still here after all these years. I enjoy (and am very thankful for) good health, gardening, reading, traveling, and FANTASTIC family and friends. Hope life is treating you all well! | WEST, BILL & SCHAAT (WEST), LUCINDA: Bill and I moved back to Moses Lake in 1986. We have two daughters, Amy who lives in Moses Lake and Emily, currently living in Fortelaza, Brazil. We are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year but are still waiting for grandchildren. We don't have any grandpa or grandma stories, but have lots of fond memories with past class reunions and classmates. If you know Bill, you know his memory, so no one will be exempt. Bill has worked most of the time in the car business, and I work for an accounting firm. Bill follows the family tradition of most of Moses Lake knowing who he is, but for the past few years, daughter Emily, has pushed ahead. Instead of, "Yes, I know who you are", we hear, "Oh, you are Emily West's dad or Emily West's | Ephrata in the same place since 1988. I enjoy my workshop, doing woodwork, mechanical stuff and messing around out in my yard mowing and trimming and trying to get at least one decent tomato to ripen on my plants. | WHITNEY, GEORGE: I golf! | mother." Just so you know, when you see us at the class reunion, you won't be looking at Lucinda and say, "She looks just like her mother"(darn, I would love to look younger than my age like she did), but when you see Bill, you'll know there is another "Windy West" from top to bottom, including the belt buckle.
27: WILLIAMSON, MARV: I have no children. I worked around Moses Lake and Washington State. I am the owner-operator of the Pizza Jeep that vends pizza, ice cream and soft drinks at the Moses Lake Sand Dunes. I have been doing the Memorial Day weekends in the dunes for the last 15 years and am out there most every weekend, March - October and have done this for the past 10 years. | WILSON, BRIAN: Married to Tami for 38 years. We have two children: Courtney (married to Fred Balderas) and Brady, who is engaged to Katie Hoefner. We have four grandchildren (Alyssa - 14, Sydney - 12, Kenadee - 8 and Jordan - 20 months), all children of Courtney and Fred. I am co-owner of Lakeside Optical and Tami is a broker with Alsted Real Estate. I enjoy hunting in the winter and playing golf in the spring and summer. We also spend a great deal of time watching the girls in fast pitch softball and spending time with family and friends. | WILCOX. GLENDA: I currently live in Mukilteo just outside of Seattle and travel back and forth to family in Naches. I hold my real estate license and do that for work part-time. My son, Wade, and I got our licenses together which was a fun adventure! My daughter has a son Zach who I take care of as well and he is the light of my life! My mom and dad live in Naches and my brother built a log cabin on their property so we are all very close. I look forward to watching my grandson grow up and spending time with family. | WIXOM, LARRY: I was in the Army from 1971 - 1973 and was a helicopter mechanic/doorgunner from 1971 - 1972 in Vietnam. I worked as a mechanic at Dick's automotive and worked as an electronic's technician in the Navy from 1977 - 1979. In 1980 I moved to California and missed Mt. Saint Helen's. I worked as a mechanic on everything from Baja , Classic, "American" Muscle and Exotics. In 1985 my third wife committed suicide the day we were supposed to own our home. In 1986 - 1989 I worked construction, remodeling and landscaping. In 1990 I moved back to Moses Lake and missed the Frisco earthquake. In 1992 I married my 4th to try to keep my family together. In 2000 I started realizing what I did and blocked while in 'Nam that had an affect on me. I fished a lot and a lot more. in 2006 I went on disability with the Army, in 2007 started working on computers and in 2009 moved to Spokane.
28: WRIGHT, LESLIE (GRIGGS): I am married, working and living in Moses Lake and love it all. I have two children, 3 step-children and 3 grandsons. We spend our summer weekends on our boat at Lake Roosevelt and love to travel in the winter. | ZAKHARY, RUTH (SUE): Since graduation from high school I have been in education or have been getting educated. I am working as a Director of Secondary Special Education for the Puyallup School District. My travels in the past years have taken me on various destinations domestically as well as internationally. I was married which I am not anymore and I have no children. I have been supporting my extended family through many joyful occasions as well as illness and tragedy. I am very active and have developed several interests to release my energy. I enjoy cooking, gardening as well as my greenhouse. | ZORNES, DAVID: I have 4 children, Campbell - 39, Jill - 37, Mel 36 & Tawny - 16. I also have 5 grandchildren with the 6th on the way. I'm living in Elko, NV for the 3rd time. I'm CEO of the Play Elko Properties which include the Red Lion Hotel & Casino, Gold Country Inn & Casino, High Desert Hotel and Thunderbird Motel. | A Big Thank-You To...... | Bob Parsons, Photographer | Dan Blackman D.J. | The Staff at Moses Pointe | Chico's Pizza Parlor
29: Larry Newby | Rod Paczynski | Cindi Palmer | Stan Parvin | Scott Smith | Brian Steffler | Bob Sterling | Jim Swasey | Gayle Wanzer | Betty Jo Weis | Arlene Welch | Linda Barnes | Nancy Burns | Bruce Campbell | Kenneth Coffin | Linda Ellestad | Jerry Enzler | Marsha Flower | Dean Hofstetter | Georgia Horseman | Rick Lancaster | Doug Marney | Darrel Matzen | Terry Meader | Barry Miller | In Memoriam | Gone from our sight... | But not from our hearts. | Not Pictured Judy Lewis Karl Sexton | Kathy Cooper | Roland Lopez