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St. Helens 50th Reunion Part 1

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FC: ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL | Class Reunion | 1961-2011 | 5 | th

1: CLASSMATES then...and now

2: "THE GOOD OLD DAYS" | When you and I were young We used to pull each other's hair And chew each other's gum. | The "Scarf" Girls | Beth - Jean Eib - Sandy C- Barbara McClelland - Carolyn - Janice - Donna A - Sandy E- Sheri | How did eight girls all decide to wear those ugly scarves?

3: Donna E. - Marilyn | Donna A. - Jerry | Bonnie - Sheri | Janice - Kris | Carolyn - Sandy - Beth Sheri | Martin - Bill | Pat | Donna - Bonnie - Sheri | Charlotte | Oops! Here's two more scarf girls! | Kent | Darrell W.

4: Claudia - Donna - Janice - Carolyn - Glenda - Carol S. | Kent at Sand Island | Bernard - Marty - Morris | Sharon & Glenda

5: Marilyn Sand Island | Jerry P. | Gary - Bill - Marty | Beth - Bonnie - Carolyn - Glenda - Claudia

6: Glenda - Sharon - Janice H. Claudia - Donna A. - Carolyn - Donna E. | Janice L. | Kris | Sandy | Claudia - Aloma | Slumber Parties! | Donna Sandy Claudia Jane Sheri | Carolyn | Betheen | Janice | Sandy | Sandy

7: Beth | Sheri - Kathy - Nancy | Janis | Beth | Janice L. | Marilyn Lynne Sandy C. | Marian Charlotte Sandy C. | Donna E. Sharon Marilyn | Kris | Janice | Sandy | Donna A | Glenda | Sandy E. | Glenda

8: Beth | Claudia & Carolyn | Donna E. | Beth | Sharon | Janice | Marilyn | Glenda | Donna A. | Donna A. | Sharon | Claudia | Part of the "50 Girl Gang"

9: Molly | Sandy E. | Donna E. Donna A. Glenda | Claudia | Carolyn | Donna E - Janice | Carol S. - Glenda - Carolyn - Claudia - Donna A.

10: Beth | Karen J. I love all animals! | Nice outfit for washing a car, Sandy! | Sandy C. | Aloma | Glenda - Carol S. - Carolyn - Claudia - Janice - Donna E. | Kathy A. & Donna E.

11: Sharon - Keith | Kent | Janice - Sandy | Sandy - Carol | Aloma | Kent & Bill | Donna E.'s Birthday | Janice L. & Sandy C. | Lynne - Sandy - Claudia - Val | Theresa | Glenda

12: Glenda | Beth | Carol Szedlak - Donna Anderson | Molly - Claudia - Anne - Sandy - Pat | Linda H. | Claudia & Aloma

13: Donna E & Marilyn | Donna E. | Sandy C. - Carolyn - Jane | Judy L. | Janice L. Molly Lawson Leonard Brian Jane Judy L. Charlotte | Janice L. | Janice

14: Janis - Marilyn | Kris - Janice | Mister "D" | Carolyn | Donna A. & Bonnie's Ride | Harold | Marilyn - Sharon - Molly - Claudia - Valerie Lynne - Chris - Kathy - Beth - Glenda - Carolyn

15: Glenda | Kent - Aloma | Keith & Stan | Latin Class Toga Party | Sandy C. & Ron R. | Glenda | Kent & Aloma | Kathy A. | Roy - Bill - Stan | Sandy | Sandy

16: Marvin & Phyllis (Rogers) Horn | Marvin and I have known each other since our freshman year in high school. We started going together as seniors and got married our senior year at Oregon State University (1965). After Marv graduated as an engineer (Phyllis became a wife), we settled back home in St. Helens. We planned on staying there but the government had other ideas and we ended up in the Army in Newport News, Virginia. Talk about a culture shock! There, our first son, Scott, was born and we got a taste of exploring new places, which has lasted us the rest of our lives. After the army, we came back to St. Helens where our youngest sons, Mike and Rick (twins), were born. But itchy feet got the best of us and we changed jobs and headed for Louisiana. While there, we got to explore the states of Maine and Texas. We spent ten years in the deep South and then came back home. While here we did more traveling - Ontario, Canada, Texas again and the Oregon Coast where we bought a weekend place on the most beautiful beach on the Oregon Coast (WE think!). | Then it was on to Boise, Idaho, and more traveling, with a year in Alabama. Having a job that involves traveling makes for a very interesting life. But finally we decided to retire to the beach and have been here ever since. This is the longest we have stayed in one place, 14 years. That is, if you don't count the traveling in the fifth wheel during the summer. We have three sons. Two live in the Portland area and one lives in Illinois. We also have five grandchildren; three girls and two boys. I finally got my girl! Today we do some traveling during the summer. We've gone to Alaska, the East Coast and all points in-between. Marv likes to do woodworking and I like to garden, crochet, and, of course, spend time with the grandkids. And we just got into pottery. So we keep very busy. | Haystack Rock at Cape Kiwanda from our beach

17: Phyllis and Marv | Trevor - Phyllis - Allie - Marv | Marv - Darrel - Phyllis - Joslyn | Phyllis - Ashley - Marv

18: Sandra (Cagle) Fox | Nursing School Graduation 1964 | After graduation from St. Helens High School, I entered Good Samaritan Hospital's School of Nursing in the fall of 1961 and graduated in September, 1964. I worked in neurology/neurosurgery, critical care and emergency departments for several years, then areas of in-service teaching, employee/occupational health, gerontology, oral surgery and public health in various settings in Multnomah and Clackamas counties. I stepped away from nursing for ten years to be trained, licensed and self-employed as an electrologist in a medical/dental complex (1974-1984). I returned to nursing in the mid-eighties and retired in 2003. Each area had its own challenges with its own special circumstances, while meeting and working with many talented people along the way. In the mid 1970's, while working, I went back to school and attended various classes at Mt. Hood Community College. I obtained two Associate Degrees. I later went to Marylhurst College (now University) and graduated with a Social Science degree in 1988. The time at Marylhurst, with their top-notch instructors, learning environment and other adult students with their own life experiences, made this time very rewarding and productive. The atmosphere was electric and the feedback was instructive and positive. I married Alan "Roger" Fox on August 8, 1970. We met the year before when both of us were part of Oregon's new emergency ambulance - cardiac team. I was head nurse of a cardiac - intensive care unit and Roger was an EMT - Paramedic at Buck Ambulance before going to work for Oregon's Emergency Medical Services Division, certifying all emergency personnel and licensing all ambulances in the state. I had lived in the Portland Metro area since high school, but Roger and I have been in Damascus in Clackamas County for the past 34 years where we had a house built; now the city has come to the countryside! Love to read, garden, cook and travel to various places. We especially enjoyed the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. We enjoy going to the movies and dinners with friends and hope to take up golf again. | We enjoy our kitty-cat, Duchess, who came to live with us in 2004. After doing some detective work in our neighborhood, we found out that she had been abandoned and was on her own. So, of course, we had to adopt her. It was a new experience for us, as we both had grown up with dogs and knew nothing about cats! But we are all doing fine and she is the light of our lives. | Nice car polishing outfit, Sandy! | Roger and I with Duchess

19: Keith & Sharon (Brogan) Kearsley | Sharon and I have been married for 48 years. After graduating from Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth, Oregon in 1965 we both accepted teaching jobs in Gresham, Oregon. We have lived in Gresham ever since. Keith taught 7th & 8th grade math and physical education at Dexter McCarty Middle School and then moved to Gordon Russell Middle School. He coached boys and girls basketball for many years and then became the athletic director. After giving up the athletic director's job, he went back to coaching, this time 8th grade football. He was also active in Portland Football Referees Association and the Portland Baseball Umpires Association for many years. He loved umpiring baseball but gave that up after our kids got into high school sports. Keith retired in 1996 after 31 years of teaching. Sharon taught at West Gresham Elementary School, stopped to raise a family, started her own private pre-school and then went back to teaching in special education at Deep Creek Elementary School in Damascus. She loved working with the kids but doesn't miss doing all the paperwork that went with the job. She taught 15 years before her health forced her to quit in 1996. She has been diagnosed with cancer three times; once with uterine cancer and twice with breast cancer. Her most recent was breast cancer in 2006. She finishes her chemo pill for that this month!!! I tell people she is a SURVIVOR. | Keith and Sharon have three sons. Scott, the oldest, lives in Bend, Oregon and is a respiratory therapist at St. Charles Hospital. He has given us two grandsons. Corey, our second oldest, works as a sports management consultant in Sherwood, Oregon. He has given us one grandson and three granddaughters. Our youngest, Brock, is a P.E. teacher at Apache Junction High School and is the head girls basketball coach. He and his family live in Chandler, AZ. He has given us two grandsons and one more due next month. That gives us eight grandchildren, soon to be nine. We go to Arizona in January and February to help during basketball season. We babysit the grandkids and go to all of Brock's games. Keith keeps the score book at all the away games. Sharon also goes down for the first few weeks in November. We love to travel. We have been to Ireland and France. Sharon's father, a paratrooper during WWII, was killed in action and buried in France at a military cemetery. We also have a motor home and go to the beach several times a year. We love to go to Seaside and other Thousand Trail Resorts.

20: Claudia (Richardson) Nichols | The physical aches and pains of growing older are not fun, but isn't retirement great? After a few bumps and bruises along the way, I have to admit, I have had and continue to have a pretty neat life. I have two wonderful, productive children and three terrific grandchildren. Deanna, who teaches third grade in Milwaukie, is married to Matt, who owns and runs a carpet business. They have three children. Henry, who is a freshman at Rex Putman, excels in school, but more importantly, is a kind, loving young man. He takes good care of his granny. Hannah and Jim are twins and in the seventh grade. It takes my breath away to think they are already that old. They, too, are great students and super kids. Jimmy's sarcastic sense of humor keeps us all on our toes. Hannah is the family athlete. She is almost always involved in one sport or another. Currently, she is playing basketball and made a 3-point shot the other day. My son, Jim, works as the shop superintendent for Thompson Metal Fab in Vancouver. He is married to Stephanie and I couldn't have a better daughter-in-law. They have decided to have no children, but instead have two dogs. As far as family goes, mine is tops. | Teaching has been a big part of my life. I worked in the St. Helens school district for 25 years. I started teaching junior English right out of college. What fun that was to teach kids just four or five years younger than I was. However, most of my career was spent at the middle school in St. Helens and I loved it there. I taught combinations of English and literature to 7th and 8th graders. It was a fun career. When I first retired, I worried about what I would do to fill the hours. Someone suggested I should take a horseback riding lesson. After just a couple of rides, I wanted a horse of my own. I got Charlie, who is the love of my life. He is now 26 years old and has an arthritic knee that keeps me from being able to ride him, but we had some fun times riding. I actually won a belt buckle barrel racing on him. Since I can't ride Charlie, and can't not ride, I have Will. He is a 10-year-old gelding and we ride together at least two or three times a week. I love all kinds of riding - gaming, barrels, trails, lessons, clinics. I especially like working cows team penning and team sorting. In order to have my horses at home with me, I got a small piece of property in the Warren area. I love my house, my horses, my dog, my cat and, most of all, my family. | Charlie, my love | Riding with Stephanie & friends near the Continental Divide | Will takes a well deserved rest. | Life is good!

21: Friends riding together Aloma & Claudia | Hannah & Wilson, my puppy | Daughter-in-law, Stephanie | HOME SWEET HOME | My son, Jim | Martha, Claudia, Eileen It's great to have sisters. | My daughter & her family Matt, Hannah, Deanna, Henry & Jim

22: Patsy (Beaulieu) Halberg | I met my husband, Eric Halberg, at a friend's wedding in 1962 and we were married a year later in November 1963. Eric was in the Army and stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. While he finished his tour of duty I finished beauty school. We then moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon for a brief stay and then moved back to the St. Helens area. We have lived in Warren for many years. Eric is from Exeland, Wisconsin and was raised on a small dairy farm. He has three sisters and one brother. He was a good athlete and student and was popular with students and teachers alike. While in F.F.A. he was awarded the Wisconsin State Farmer of the Year Award. | I worked as a beautician and for most of these years I owned my own business. I retired in January 2011. Eric worked at Multnomah Plywood for many years as a Master Mechanic and Log Buyer. He also was half-owner of a logging company and worked in the woods for many years. Eric and I competed in logging sports for many years, mostly around the Northwest and Canada. We were pretty successful. As part of our Nation's Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1976 we were chosen, along with a few others, to put on Logging Sports Demonstrations on the Capitol Mall in Washington D.C. It was a great and memorable experience and we met people from all over the world. Eric is retired and now enjoys tractor-pulling and restoring classic tractors. We both enjoy our garden and yard, which really keeps us busy. We also have berries and fruit trees. We have one child, Eric L. Halberg, who turned 40 this year. Eric is married to Jessica Hoffman and they have a daughter named Addison Grace who will be five in November. Eric and Jessica are both working parents so we take care of Addison every day after pre-school. She is so smart and funny and keeps us busy. Because of her, our lives are greatly enriched. | Our Australian Shepard, Ginger, 11 months | Toot, a rescue kitty, is 9 months | Our granddaughter, Addison Grace (4)

23: Our home on Slavens Road in Warren Lived here for 34 years | Back Yard 2010 | Left side of house July 2009 | Side yard by beauty shop July 2009 | Eric - tractor pulling at Roy, WA 2009 | Addison (2) with O-Paw looking on

24: Jerry & Aloma (Beeler) Morris | Jerry and I met at St. Helens High School and were married in 1964. We have three daughters and seven grandchildren. We are currently living in Bellevue, WA. Jerry was the Department Manager, Surveying and Mapping, for CH2M Hill Engineering Firm for 35 years. I worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Developmental Education Department at Bellevue Community College. We are both now retired. We enjoy all outdoor activities, especially boating, water skiing, kayaking, downhill skiing and hiking. I also like to garden. Jerry is a member of the Kittitas County Search & Rescue as well as a volunteer firefighter for Lake Kachess Community. He enjoys building our cabin in the Cascade Mountains. We have traveled to Guatemala to install a water system for a remote village and to Ethiopia where we helped repair a school and a medical facility and also built a playground in a remote village for children who had never seen a swing. We have also been to Cairo, Egypt to visit our daughter and her family who teach school there. We are always ready for a good adventure! | Jerry & Aloma - 1964 | Daughters - Jerilyn, Julie, Janelle Husbands - Peter, Andre Grandchildren - Andrew (12), Alexis (9), Raeann (11), Ashtin (5), Allie (3), Finley (3), Callum (1) | Our Family

25: CAIRO | Playground we built in Ethiopia - 2010 | Our cabin is here at Lake Kachess. | Winter fun at our cabin! | Jerry works with a project to Save the Cougars in the Cascade Mountains.

26: As many of you know, I met my husband, Harold, at a teenage dance in downtown St. Helens. He loved to show off for me with all his fancy dance steps and funny jokes. We started dating on February 14, 1960. The funny thing is he was from Scappoose and I was from St. Helens. Our schools were great rivals. Our senior year, Harold played basketball on the varsity team for Scappoose and I was the St. Helens Lion mascot. At one of the basketball games held in Scappoose, a group of their students kidnapped me and took me behind their stage in the gymnasium. Thankfully, they got into big trouble, but it was a scary moment for me! Harold and I attended college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Later, Harold went to Law School at Willamette University. So I had to follow him. I attended Oregon College of Education since I was studying to become a teacher. After my graduation we married and I taught school in Salem until Harold graduated. He got a job working for Bennett and Vagt, Attorneys at Law, in St. Helens. I started teaching in St. Helens until our children were born. I took time off to raise the children. Once they were in school I went back to teaching. Most of my years were spent teaching math, science and coaching track at the Junior High School. I am retired now but I still tutor math students at the Middle School and High School. | We had three children. I lost my first one at birth. Kimberley, our oldest, is 41 and is married to Chuck Keller, a police officer in St. Helens. They live in Columbia City with their four children: Wyatt, 14; Kayla, 11; Korissa, 7; and Morgan, 5. She is very busy home schooling the younger ones. Erik, our son, is 38, and is married to Robin, who is an architectural designer. Erik is an office manager and estimator for a construction and building corporation. They live in Scappoose with their two children; Chase, five, and Trevor, three. We have always enjoyed the great outdoors. Our hobbies are golfing, playing tennis, rafting, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling around the country. We are now traveling as much as possible to different countries. Some of our latest adventures have been in Costa Rica, Hawaii, Canada, Guatamala, Belize and Alaska. Probably our favorite places were Hawaii and Alaska. I know they are still part of the United States, but they are our favorite places to go. We hope to get to the northeastern part of the United States, Europe, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand before we're too old to travel! As Master Oogway said in Kung Fu Panda, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called a present." So we try to live life to the fullest each day. Live for the moment! Life is good! | Donna (Erickson) Olsen | Donna E. "8 Years Old" | Jane H. | Donna A. | Marilyn | Stan S. | Craig M. | Marty R. | Morris K. | Donna A.

27: Enjoying Eastern Oregon | HAWAII!!! | The Olsen Family | Harold & Donna | Snowmobiling near our cabin in LaPine | Rafting in Alaska | ALASKA!!!

28: Donna Anderson | I came to St. Helens in the 4th grade when my dad bought the Ford dealership along with my uncle (Jerry Phillips' dad) - Anderson-Phillips Ford. As a kid in the fifties, I thought it was a wonderful place to live - from getting up at 4 am to pick strawberries, riding bicycles, going to the swimming pool, to the slumber parties with all my girlfriends. It was a fun time. I enjoyed Freshman year at the old high school where we ate lunch in the auditorium-gym-cafeteria and then were allowed to throw our lunch sacks at the garbage cans to see if we could make a basket...but only one throw. I learned to "leap like a gazelle" across the gym floor in Mrs. Vagt's PE class and to adjust my bra (or was it a slip) strap in Miss Kirby's Latin class. Then on to the brand new high school Sophomore year but it was then that I got the bad news. We were moving to Port Angeles, WA. I cried and cried but it did no good. So I finished high school there. I did love Port Angeles and made a few good friends but not the close friendships I had in St. Helens. The highlight of the summer between my Junior and Senior years was when Bonnie Hegele came to stay with me for a month. My dad sold used cars so we washed cars by day in order to drive a really cool car in the evening in the hopes of snagging a cool guy or two. It worked! | I married in 1963. We lived in Port Angeles for five years but then my husband got a job at Boise Cascade in St. Helens and we bought a house on Scappoose Creek three miles from town. I have four children - Julie (47), Mark (45), Shannon (43) and Tara (39). Julie is a Senior Claims Examiner for Workers' Comp. Mark is manager of a large motel on the Oregon Coast. Shannon is a nurse and Tara is Administrative Assistant to the CEO and CFO of the hospital in Astoria. They all went from kindergarten through high school in Scappoose as did two of my ten grandchildren. My granddaughter, Rochelle, is a nursing student and her sister, Amanda, is an Army nurse stationed in Hawaii. I also have one great-grandson, Corbin (8). I worked at Boise Cascade in the main office and then in the bag plant office until it closed. I went to Multnomah Plywood after that and worked as Supervisor of the Payroll and Personnel Departments until they closed. I divorced in 1981 and was single until 1994 when I remarried. My husband was a plywood mill superintendent and we traveled a lot so I lived in Issaquah, WA, Nehalem, Carson, WA and then Tillamook. I worked in accounting for a variety of businesses. I am currently single and live in a small 105-year old cottage in Seaside with two cute little long-haired dachshunds. I last worked for the American Red Cross in Astoria as their Health & Safety Coordinator but am now settled into retirement. For fun, I am a party planner, work for a caterer, knit, decorate boxes & picture frames with old jewelry & haunt the junk shops. Love the beach! | My favorite place | Son Mark | My Favorite Places | My Favorite Places | Yes, it does snow at the beach (occasionally). | KAUAII #1 | Oregon Coast | NORWAY

29: CAPE COD (3 lb. Lobsta) | My house | NORWAY | Grandchildren Colton & Summer | Daughter Tara & husband Gary | Daughter Shannon with Robert, Natalie & James | My Little Murphy | Daughter Julie & Great-grandson, Corbin | Son Mark | My House | Me with granddaughter, Amanda | Sissy | My hobby

30: Marilyn (Scott) Adler | In September of '61, I went off to college at Oregon College of Education in Monmouth, Oregon for four years to earn my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. There I also found a guy (Dean) whom I married in 1965. Both of us were teachers and our first jobs were in Salem. The next year, the charm of a larger city drew us to Beaverton where we continued teaching for several years. It was while here that I got SHOT! Ohhh, no worries, as it was an accident while we were hiking and I did survive! I still have the bullet in my upper thigh which often alerts me to upcoming rainy weather. Also, while in Beaverton we started our family: one girl named Susan and a boy named Geoffery. Susan was a normal delivery and was a smart, cute little girl with curly blonde hair. So, in three years we decided to have another child, but Geoffery started out his life by not breathing, plus he had blood complications. But with time and lots of doctor visits, Geoff's situation improved and he became a healthy, charming, confident and gentle little boy. We sold our home in Aloha and moved to Corvallis where my husband earned his got a girl friend. So the marriage ended and he moved away. The kids and I remained in Corvallis as it is a friendly town with a good school system and a great place to raise children. So by 1980, I was divorced, had two young children and a home to pay for. So I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard computer company in Corvallis and got a job as the receptionist in their main lobby. It was fun meeting and talking with people all day...but soon I wanted more. As the years went by - 21 years at HP - I had several different jobs, many management training courses, and met MANY really nice people who worked at HP. It was a terrific place to work as the company had respect for its employees. It was like one large "family" who all worked together for a common good...and large profit sharing checks! Garage Sales provided us with things I couldn't afford otherwise. However, even after I started earning more money in life, "garage sales" are still one of my real passions. What a thrill it is when I find some "treasure"! I'd take it home and immediately clean it and sometimes sand and repaint it. I always thought "I COULD re-sell the garage sale items"...but why (??) after I have found the PERFECT thing for a certain room of our home. I was a single mother of two for 24 years. During that time, I dated a lot, but as my sister said, "I was very fussy" about who I was going to spend the rest of my life with. So while waiting to find "Mr. Right", I tried out many sports and adventures: blind dates, white water rafting, downhill snow skiing, flying an airplane, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, golfing, hiking and camping. Then it happened in October of 2003! I was at a singles' party and in walked THOMAS ADLER. I took one look at him and just KNEW he was the guy I had been waiting for. He was an engineer who worked for the Dept. of Energy and was (and still is!) gentle, smart, good-looking, plus easy to be with. It took him a whole month to finally ask me out. We went to a play and then talked until three in the morning. It felt comfortable and good being with him. So after a year and a half, we had a "Surprise Wedding" at Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood with my sisters, their husbands, and our three "kids" and their significants. So then Tom sold his house in Corvallis and we lived in my home for a few years. But, my house had been built in 1955 and was needing many upgrades. Hey, why not let someone else do that and let's move to Bend and buy a NEW home there. So we did! We love Bend with its blue skies and sunshine 300 days a year!! Bend is also close to my daughter, Susan, her husband TJ, and our three grand-animals: one dog, one cat and one horse. We are also enjoying doing volunteer work at a "cat house" just down the road from my daughter. It's a rescue place for cats and they don't euthanize. Tom and I feed and water them, clean out their litter pans, put new blankets on their beds and perches, do the laundry and scrub the floors. Yes, it's lots of work and we are always very tired after working there, but the cats seem to appreciate having a loving, warm place to live while they wait for someone nice to adopt them. About our "Kids": My daughter, Susan, earned her college degree in Biology and married a handsome, talented and intelligent guy named TJ. They have a nice home on the butte in Tumalo, near Bend. Susan has her own business called "Tumalo Tech", a website design business. She enjoys trail riding on her horse, Adobe. TJ is a research chemist, a naval reserve officer and enjoys doing Jui Jitsu. My son, Geoff, has traveled all over the world while working for Intel as an engineer. He has a new home in Sacramento and in his spare time is working towards a Masters Degree in Business. In his other spare time he loves racing motorcycles from April through November. Then in the winter he enjoys snow skiing. There's a beautiful and intelligent lady in his life who has two cute and charming little girls. Tom's daughter, Joleen, is ten years younger than Geoff. After high school graduation, she worked several years in Portland and is now in her third year of college. Her goal is to fluently speak Spanish so she and her gentleman friend can work in some Spanish-speaking country. She is currently a foreign exchange student in Barcelona, Spain. Tom and I have been retired for many years now. We enjoy taking a cruise, going on hikes, camping, traveling...and since we are in Bend, we also want to do some snowshoeing, rafting and golfing, too. Life is certainly GOOD!

31: My Family | Tom & Marilyn Caribbean Cruise | Daughter Susan Son-in-law TJ | Son Geoff & lady friend Becka with her two girls | Tom & I in Florida | Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood | Tom's daughter, Joleen, & friend, James | My Engagement Ring

32: Glenda (Ramsey) Nearhood | My husband, Ron, and I met 30 years ago in Buckley, WA when I took an old friend and her mother to their family Christmas reunion in December, 1979. Ron and I were both just recently divorced and NOT looking for anyone. But something hit us between the eyes! We were married on November 15, 1980, the year Mt. St. Helens blew! Ron has four children and I have one. My son, Terry Bailey, lives in Longview with my beautiful daughter-in-law, Shari, who is a 5-year breast cancer survivor, and my granddaughter, Renee' Nicole Bailey, who is eleven. They are very active with snow skiing, fishing, traveling and boating. Renee' is very lady-like and dainty and into ballet and tap dancing. Then she'll don her chest high waders and go fishing! My four step-children, Melissa (in Wenatchee), Corey (Montana), Ronnie (Spokane) and Samantha (Whidby Island), keep in touch, too. | Glenda & Ron | Ron and I | Ron and I did a lot of tent camping (when we were younger) but now we stick to beachcombing. Ron is quite a fisherman and hunter and was a logger. We both enjoy the computer and computer games and doing eBay. I love to read and I walk every day. My favorite job was doing the census when you had to go door-to-door to the ones who didn't return their form. Met a lot of characters including a home with no indoor plumbing and a lady who showed me her shingles! | JACKPOT!

33: Renee' fishing | Terry, Renee' and Glenda | Glenda, Terry & Shari | Glenda & son, Terry Hoover Dam | Granddaughter Renee' "The Dancer" | Glenda, Terry & Shari | Renee' catches a fish! | Ron, Renee' & Glenda | Granddaughter Renee' "The Dancer" | Ron & I

34: David & Carolyn (Wolff) Young | From 1961 to 1971 - David spent time working and going to college, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and starting a 36-year career with the Longview Fibre Company. During that 10 year span for me - I worked as a dental assistant and played, taking a lot of trips with girl friends. For David and I, our story really began ten years after high school when we married in 1971. David dreamed of having little duck hunters and fishermen and we were blessed with two boys who loved the outdoors, and especially fishing and hunting with Dad. Family has always been our number one priority and we have many wonderful memories of great times at our beach house on the Long Beach Peninsula, camping in Central Oregon, football and baseball games, jetty fishing, clamming, skiing, snowboarding, and on and on. While the boys and David did their hunting and fishing, I was happy to keep the "home fires burning", so to speak, by quilting and cooking - two of my favorite hobbies. We all know the years fly by and it was off to college and then jobs for sons, Greg and Gary. Greg (our oldest) wanted to fly from the very first time he saw Peter Pan. He graduated from Oregon State College with honors and a degree in Civil Engineering. He also took Air Force ROTC, which made him a first lieutenant at graduation. He became an F 15 fighter pilot and flew for the Air Force for 10 years. He attained the rank of Major and was killed in a tragic air crash off Cannon Beach in 2007. He left behind two adorable boys, Gage and Dane, who now reside with their mother in Alabama. Gary (our youngest) graduated from Central Oregon College with honors in Fire Science and is currently a fire fighter/paramedic for the LaPine Fire District. His co-workers and superiors tell us Gary can walk into a chaotic situation and bring calmness to everyone. Gary and his wife, Corbi, are parents to twins born in Nov, 2009. Gunnar Gregory and Calley Lynne have Grandpa and I wrapped around their little fingers - to say the least. We built our retirement home on the 36-acre farm that David grew up on. We are busy in retirement with nine raised bed garden spots and flower beds around the place. There is always something to do on the farm. The grandchildren and short trips to visit family members, Indian casinos and friends also add to our retirement pleasure. We pray for continued good health and good times in the years to come. Retirement is a wonderful thing.

35: Carol, David, Corbi, Gary, Tonya (holding Gage), and Greg | Gary & Corbi's twins Calley & Gunnar | Greg's boys Dane & Gage | Greg | Greg & Gary | Gary | Corbi - Greg - Tonya - Gary | Dad and the boys | One of my many quilts

36: Chris (Dobson) Tarbell | My name is Christine Marie Dobson Tarbell. On March 30, 1962 I married my husband, Loren Tarbell. We met as a result of my sister and I going out to pick strawberries for his parents. We have lived in the Scappoose-Warren area since our marriage. We will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary next year Loren worked for the Housing Authority of Portland for over 31 years. In 1980 I got my cosmetology license. I worked for 4 1/2 years in a nursing home in Hillsboro as their Hair Dresser. I then worked six years in a hair salon in St. Helens. | We have two children. Our son, Michael, is married to Brenda Carter from St. Helens. When Michael met Brenda, Loren told him to be careful as you have to watch those blondes from St. Helens. They will getcha! Mike and Brenda have two children. Kendyl just graduated from George Fox University this year. Their son, Kody, graduates from Sunset High in Beaverton and will start at George Fox in the fall. Michael works for Nike in Beaverton. We also have a daughter, Heidi. She lives in the Seattle area and is married to Gary Overall, a Seattle fireman who loves to coach Fast Pitch as much as their Dad. They have a son, Eric, who is a sound tech and loves music. He plays drums, piano and guitar. Alex says "No, thanks" to sports but does enjoy swimming. He has a real gift for making movies with his Lego characters using a digital camera. Our favorite times are with our children and grandchildren although Loren and I both love the outdoors, especially the desert. Burns and French Glenn, Oregon are my two most favorite places to be. We have been blessed to live on a little farm and our children have grown up working in strawberries, haying and fencing. We have had cows and horses. There has been wood to cut and split and lots of grass to mow. Loren is currently serving as a director on the Columbia River Public Utilities District. We are very active in the Scappoose Foursquare Church. God has blessed us abundantly as He has promised to do. | Son Michael with wife Brenda & Kendyl and Kody | Daughter Heidi & husband Gary Eric, Hannah, Natalie & Alex | Eric, Kendyl, Kody, Hannah, Natalie & Alex | Chris and Loren

37: ************************************************************************************************************************************************** | Susan (Word) Newhaus | At the 40th reunion, I was in the process of becoming homeless and never responded. This year, I am 67 years old and participating in Write Around Portland, a program for disadvantaged people. I just bought a computer and I am computer illiterate. I use it for mystery shopping reports online. I graduated from Portland State University in English and worked in Hawaii, and in education and taught on Guam. I taught seven years. Then I went to business college in 1988 and have specialized in market research. I live in Gallagher Plaza, 2140 NW Kearney, Apt. 204, Portland, OR 97210 and welcome letters. My favorite high school class was art. I took four years. My favorite activity was the model United Nations at University of Oregon my senior year. | Theresa (Spears) Westfall | As some of you may remember, I spent my first 24 years in St. Helens. I attended John Gumm Grade School and then St. Helens High. I met and married my husband, Dan Westfall, in 1967 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Don was a Captain in the US Army (ah, a man in uniform) and a helicopter pilot. We had a wonderful military life full of many new homes, new friends and fun travels. Our entire family would tell you that our favorite place to live was Naples, Italy. We were there for three years and still visit our Italian friends when we travel there. | In 1983, Don retired from the US Army after twenty years of service and attended Law School for the next three years. Thankfully, he passed the Bar and is still a practicing Attorney. At the same time, I began my career with Bank of America. I worked for them for twenty-two years and retired in 2002 from my position of Regional Executive Officer overseeing 35 branches in the Consumer Bank. We have three children and eight grandchildren. Our oldest daughter, Marcie, lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jim and they have two children. Patrice, our middle child, lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband Dwight. They have three children. Our youngest, Patrick, lives in Winchester, Virginia with his wife Katy and they, too, have three children. So now, we are "laid back" and relaxed, living at Wintergreen, a golf and ski resort in central Virginia among the Blue Ridge Mountains. Neither Don nor I ski, but our children and grandchildren do, and we love their frequent visits. We do enjoy golfing here and throughout the warmer States during the winter months. I'm sorry to have missed seeing everyone again after all these years. Please know that you are all welcome to visit us at Wintergreen anytime you are out our way.

38: We love TRAVEL | Beth (BetheenTodd) D'Arcangelo | Fifty years later, I have one husband, four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Some of my favorite high school memories were being a member of the "50 Girl Gang", going to the show at the Columbia Theater, teenage dances, cruising "the gut" in Molly's pink Oldsmobile, driving my folk's Pontiac and putting 25 cents worth of gas in it and driving backwards to undo the mileage, summers on the river, the many slumber parties and outdoor sleep-outs when we visited boys' houses in our "jammies" - much to my mother's horror. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Vagt who gave me a D in P.E. - or was it an F ??? - but I loved her History class. She was so interesting and instilled in me a love of history and curiosity about the world. | After graduation I went to the University of Oregon majoring in Art and Architecture. There I met my first husband and, regretfully, didn't finish college, but became Suzy Homemaker and Super Mom to four children. After 18 years a divorce brought a new chapter to my life. I went to work and spent 22 years in a psychiatric hospital (as business office manager, not a patient) and it was my most interesting job. I met my husband, Harry D'Arcangelo, on a blind date in 1982. When I asked what he looked like from the guy introducing us, I was told that he was not too tall, what hair he had was brown and that he was Italian. I thought I was going out with Danny DeVito! He wasn't D.V. but was the kindest, funniest, most patient man I had ever known, besides being fairly cute. He married me (and my four kids) and we will celebrate 28 years of marriage on 9/11/11. We built a new home in Milwaukie and, after the kids left the nest, spent eleven years renovating his 100-year-old rundown house in NE Portland. I played general contractor and the result was beautiful, but then we decided to downsize and now live in the Orenco Station community in Hillsboro. We both love to travel and have been to many places including twice to France and three times to Italy. Some of the most memorable times have been visiting Harry's Italian relatives in a 15th century hill town in Abruzzi and seeing for the first time the farmhouse where his grandfather was born and walking on the land consisting of a small vineyard and orchard of olive trees. Bella! I spend my time gardening, doing various art and decorating projects, attending grandchildren's activities, teaching art in the Art Literacy Program at Tualatin Elementary School and planning more trips. I have reached such a wonderful time in my life and am thankful for good health and a loving partner, wonderful memories to look back on and those to look forward to. | Beth & Harry | Hawaii | Versailles, France | Positano, Italy

39: GARDEN | ..and our FAMILY | ...our HOME | ...our FAMILY | Daughter Liesl & Granddaughter Chelsea | Grandchildren Bryce & Lea | Granddaughter Chelsea, Gavin & Great-granddaughter Riley | Grandson Christopher, wife Nicole & granddaughters Jordan & Hayden | Son Chad & wife Mickey | Son Travis, wife Samantha & Kyle, Owen & Avery

40: William (Bill) Loncosky | I married Sandy Smith (St. Helens class of '63). In 1966 I was drafted into the Army. Sandy and I had two daughters; Lynn Michele born 6/4/67 in Wersberg, Germany (US Army Hospital) and Paige Leigh born 6/4/70 in Portland. Yes, they were both born on the same day so we had huge birthday parties. Everyone asks, "How did you do that"? Well, it just happened . Lynn has one daughter, Britteny (19) who presented us with our first great-grandchild, Colton, this March. She also has a son, Brandon (16). They live in Gladstone, OR. Paige has two daughters, Abby (14) and Maggie (12) plus one son, Luke (10). They live in Copenhagen, Denmark. A teamster strike in 1975 forced me to leave Widing and go to work for Bohler Steel in Portland as office and warehouse manager and I later became branch manager. My wife, Sandy, passed away in 1985. I was then transfered to Los Angeles to manage that branch. I married Donna Christensen (St. Helens class of '63) in 1987 on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, CA, gaining her daughter, Tami. Donna is good-looking, sweet and wonderful. I | In 1993 we had enough of the LA area so we moved to Eugene, OR to work for Alaskan Copper & Brass Co. as outside salesman for Southern Oregon & Northern California. I traveled to Toronto, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Vienna, Austria. I retired January 5, 2010. We owned a ski boat for years and enjoyed family camping outings to Prineville Reservoir and Lake Shasta. We also went to Diamond Lake on family fishing trips. In my spare time I now like movies, Oregon Duck football games, TV, casinos, gardening, dancing and cruises. | In high school my favorite class was Journalisn II - Lions Roar sports, with Miss O'Connor. Morris Keudell, Ad Manager, and I were the only boys in the class. The girls gave us quite a bad time or was it the other way around? I'm not sure but we all had a great time. Karen Johnson, Editor, wrote some nice things in my senior annual which ended with "come see me this summer". Miss O'Connor wrote below it "Ditto...only don't come to see me this summer". I never did understand why. I also enjoyed Speech with Miss Jensen. It was very enjoyable but about eight of us boys seemed to spend as much time being kicked out in the hall as we did in class. After high school I worked at the paper mill for a year and gave Oregon College of Education a one-term try and found it was not for me, so I went to business school in Portland at Northwestern School of Commerce for a junior accounting degree. | Bill & Donna Loncosky today | **Thanks, Bill, for all the fun memorabilia you sent in!

41: Leonard G. | Jerry M. | Bill L. | Marv H. | Four of us got drafted together. | Bill L & Marv H | Bill & Donna Queen Mary - 1987

42: Anne (Ryding) Brobbel | Life has been good since leaving St. Helens on Bus 52 bound for The White House where all the American Field Service Students gathered on the lawn to be addressed by President Kennedy. What an experience to cap my year in St. Helens! As you will see, the experiences at St. Helens High School had a real impact on where my life would go. I graduated from Manchester University in 1964 with a degree in Politics and Modern History having changed from Law because of the impact on me of the Nixon Kennedy election. There I had also met my husband-to-be, Chris Brobbel, a Maths and Physics graduate whose unusual name comes from his Dutch grandfather. At university I was President of the Women Students' Union and benefited from all the public speaking practice gained from competition in Oregon. After a year in research at HM Treasury in London I decided that teaching was the career I wanted to pursue and did so for the next forty years, with a career break to have a family. Chris and I married in 1967 just after a visit by Kris Winkler! We had two daughters - Kate, now just 40, who practiced as a veterinary surgeon for ten years and then moved into teaching, and Nicola, 38, who qualified as a doctor with a particular interest in oncology and now works in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical adviser. Kate, married to a veterinary surgeon, has two children - Fin, 15, and Poppy, 13, both boarding at a well known private school in England and both winners of prestigious scholarships to the school. Nic, whose partner is very involved in land development around the 2012 Olympics, has a little girl of 2 - Beatrice, known as Bea, who is a cheeky little blond bombshell and utterly edible. They are all hundreds of miles away but we get to see them as often as we can. In 1974 after establishing his career in computing (when computers were still the size of houses!) Chris joined Bank of Scotland IT division in Edinburgh and the whole family made the big move north. Chris had a very successful career at the Bank, eventually running the Bank's credit card business and then the IT division. In 1980 I joined George Watson's College and ended up as Deputy Principal with responsibility for marketing, admissions and the academic curriculum. I loved it! Since retiring ten years ago I have been involved in education volunteering. I was a board member of Edinburgh University Court for nine years, and I am still a school governor at a lovely private school just outside Edinburgh. I have just learned that I shall be made an Honorary Doctor of Education in June 2011. I feel very humbled to receive such an honour. Since our retirement we have traveled extensively - to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, Florida, the West Indies, all over Europe, and recently South America. We sailed down the Amazon from Manaus in the rain forest round the coast of Brazil and into Rio. Then six months ago we sailed from Buenos Aires round the southern tip of South America to Santiago in Chile. We took a left turn to The Falklands which was a great experience, especially seeing where battles were fought and, of course, the delightful penguins. Later this year we shall be visiting Vietnam and I shall remember those in our Class of '61 who suffered as a result of the war. Among our favourite places are Barbados and, best of all, the South African bush where we have been on several breathtaking safaris. To sit in silence listening to the breathing of a huge bull elephant or watch a mother leopard teaching her cubs to climb a tree is utterly magical. When we are at home we love eating out, gardening and growing vegetables, watching sports and retreating to our bolthole - a little cottage on the Scottish coast, So what do I remember of my year in St. Helens? My first contact was Jean Larsen who came to see me and my family before I left for St. Helens and who was a great support during the year. Relations with my host family weren't always easy because I was quite a determined individual from a different background and culture but we found a way to get along. I was intrigued to learn that Gayle married Lawson. I made many friends, especially Kent whose letters to my family I have been re-reading. I can never hear the song, Poetry in Motion, without thinking of dancing with him. Janice Lapp and Kris Winkler were good friends as were many others. Two of my favourites on the staff were Bert Burr and Joyce Jensen. I loved the football whose rules still escape me but the atmosphere of the Homecoming Game will live on forever. My use of language sometimes got me into trouble; for example, saying that I couldn't make out! (In our version of English that means I couldn't understand something, not what you think!!). The smell of running over a skunk, the acapella choir, graduation, the various churches, so different from what I was used to, learning to type, driving down the main drag with kids who would be too young to drive in England, watching a huge forest fire which the Franks took me to see, the whole Yearbook thing, so new to me and now taking off in Britain, speaking in the Oregon House of Representatives on a bill to lower the voting age, the exploding bottle of soda which I put in the freezer..... It seems incredible now to remember that I did not speak to my family for the whole year as we did not have a telephone. We just communicated by letter. When I arrived home, considerably larger and with an American accent, I must have seemed a stranger to them for a while, but within a couple of weeks I was back in my old reality and stacking biscuits on the shelves of a local supermarket to ear money for university. Thank you to everyone who made me so welcome and for the life changing experiences to which all of you contributed. | Elde daughter Kate & husband Peter

43: Bringing in the New Year with silly hats on the cruise ship 1/1/11 | Our house in Edinburgh - May, 2011 | Chris & I on the coast of Patagonia, Chile | High above Santiago January 2011 | Kate's children, Fin & Poppy | Elder daughter Kate & husband Peter | Nic & her partner Peter awaiting the birth of Bea | Happy grandparents with newly-born Bea | Me & Meg, our miniature Schnauzer, in the snow | Bea, at 18 months, eating something messy!

44: Maurice Zeimer | I married Lucy Schwegler on November 12, 1971 in Reno, Nevada. We will celebrate our Forty year anniversary this year. I have five children plus their five spouses and five grandchildren. Daughters are Lori, Lisa, Debra, Suzanne and my son is Brent. From oldest to youngest: Lori Ann married Tom Kimball. They have one son, Caden (12), and reside in Snoqualmie, Wa. Lisa Lynn married Bill Holder. Lisa has one son, Casey (25), and one daughter, Rachel (18). They live in Issaquah, WA. Debra Lou married Rob Chase. No children. They reside in Colorado Springs, CO. Brent M. married Allison Mattson. No children. They live in Warren, OR. Suzanne Maurine married Daniel Eldred. They have two sons, Tanner (13) and Caleb (11). They reside in Washougal, WA. We have a farm outside Hermiston, OR. We lease the large part of our acreage to a real farmer. We raise a few steer every year and sell some of them to persons that like to buy farm-fed (grain and alfalfa) beef. I fish a lot along the Columbia River. I still hunt. We travel West quite often to take in sport events involving our grandchildren. Sometimes we go clam digging. We love to go huckleberry and wild blackberry picking. Each year we take a special trip somewhere. We have traveled to Germany, Austria, Mexico and all over the western United States. This year we flew to the southern trip of Texas. | Tom Kimball, grandson Caden, daughter Lori, Maurice, daughter Suzanne & Dan Eldred

45: Grandchildren, Rachel and Casey, with daughter, Lisa Holder | Maurice & Lucy Zeimer Taken at entrance tunnel to Hitler's Eagles Nest | Maurice & Lucy on Rhine River in Germany - 2008 | Tanner & Caleb with mom Suzanne | Maurice with daughter, Debra | Son Brent with wife, Allison

46: Sandra (Willey) Williams | Grandpa with grandchildren & great-grandchildren | My husband George (I call him GW) and I have been married 34 years. Between the two of us we have four daughters, ages 48-52, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. We lived in Woodland, CA until ten years ago when we moved to Dunnigan, CA which is 16 miles north of Woodland in a retirement community. During our working years we both were real estate agents. After leaving real estate, I retired from University of California, Davis. When we both retired we traveled through 31 states in our 5th wheel. We visited Tennessee, and toured Graceland (since I always have been a huge ELVIS fan). We camped in the Smokey Mountains, took a riverboat ride on the Mississippi and visited Washington D.C. Last year we went to New York City where we saw ground zero and enjoyed all the sights and wonders New York has to offer. We've taken a couple of cruises to the Caribbean and Hawaii where we enjoyed all of the islands and, of course, the WWII memorials. GW enjoys boating, fishing and golfing. We both love dancing, especially to the 50's and 60's and country music where we line-dance, etc. We also like spending time with family and friends. I am a quilter and hand-quilted two quilt tops which I inherited from my grandmother, who created them when she was 16. So, the quilts are now over 100 years old. I also belong to a quilt club which meets once a month.

47: My oldest daughter Dee | Daughter Dee & grandson Adam | Sandy & GW | Sandy & Daughters Donna & Dee | GW with Donna, Dee & Adam

48: Martin (Marty) Ross | 1961-62: Attended Sacramento State 1962-63: Night school in St. Helens while working at paper mill, then two quarters at Clark College 1964: Married Maggie Vandenburgh 1968: BS in Geology from Portland State University 1970: MS in Geology from Kent State University, Ohio 1970-72: Instructor of earth sciences at Northwestern University, Boston 1978: Ph.D in Geology from University of Idaho 1978: Birth of son, Morgan, in Cannon Beach, Oregon 1978-present: Professor of Geology at Northeastern University, Boston SHSHS Teachers/Coaches of note: Miss Kirby, Mrs. Miller, Miss Larson, Burt Burr, John Thompson, Mr. E. | Fondest memories of SHSHS: practicing and playing baseball (especially summer ball and making varsity my sophomore year and making all-league senior year); beating Sunset High at the state Legion baseball tournament; practicing and playing basketball (especially junior year); hot, summer days of ferocious tennis matches with Rawlings, Tyler and Marson; fishing with Roger Reeves; all those teenage dances at Knights of Pythias Hall; goofing off with Dave Printz with whom I shared much correspondence and a couple transcontinental visits during the last 15 years of his life. I miss him a lot. | My First Bike - 1952 I paid for half of it with my strawberry picking money. | 1969 Working on my MS project in the Bighorn Mountains | 1961 | 1983 My son, Morgan, and I in Boston | 2008 My son and I on my 65th birthday | 1996 In a boat on Annisquam Bay, Gloucester, MA

49: Linda (Watt) Cothren | I met my husband, Ray Cothren, in Centralia, Washington. We were married April 13, 1979. He is the proverbial "younger man". He is a good person with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor, and he makes me laugh. We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary this year. Sidenote** Ray met Chuck Ridenour when he was working at Trojan and they became great friends. Ray was best man at Chuck's wedding. Strangely enough, Chuck and I really didn't know each other in high school and we became friends later in life. Ray is employed by the State of Washington/WORKSOURCE in Vancouver. We have two pets. Our 23-pound cat, Halle Berry (cat woman), and our Pomeranian, Katie Lee. I have two children from my first marriage, David (48) and Bonnie (47). David was born on Halloween and Bonnie was born the day before Halloween one year later. Their father and I were divorced and he passed away in 1991. David is a contractor and an excellent one. Bonnie is working on her Master's Degree and has been maintaining a 3.9 grade average. David gave me a wonderful daughter-in-law, Selinda, and she has been a blessing to me through the years. I have four grandchildren. Danielle (29) is going to be married to Gabe on 9/10/11 in Olympia. Roger (26) is married to Amanda and has 2 1/2 children. Jesi (22) is my third grandchild and works for ACE Hardware. Lastly, Hayden (16) is #4 grandchild and this is the year for his first car. Roger's children (my great-grandchildren) are Olivia Grace (3) and David Everett (1 1/2). They are probably the cutest great-grandchildren you would ever want to see. Danielle and Hayden are sister and brother. Roger and Jesi are brother and sister. There, is that enough bragging??? My most interesting job was working for DSHS/Division of Child Support for 13 years before I had to take a disability retirement in 2005. I have lived in Aberdeen, WA., Toledo, WA., Centralia, WA., Eugene, OR., St. Helens, OR., Woodland, WA., and now Winlock, WA. The most interesting place I have been is to the East Coast in the fall. BEAUTIFUL....... I have too much spare time these days. I read lots of books and have created many, many wedding cakes over the years. My special school/teacher memory was French class. I sat in the front row and Miss Kirby spit on me while explaining to us how to correctly speak the French language. Showers every day..... My favorite place to hang out in high school? I didn't hang out in high school. I lived in Deer Island and we only had one car and my mom didn't drive. I know......BORING! | Great-grandchildren David Everett & Olivia Grace | Ray & Linda

50: Bonnie (Burgess) Holden | Granddaughter Sydney (11) | Sydney Rose Holden 2008 | After graduation I moved to Salem to live with my sister and brother-in-law and their two children and went to beauty school. During this time I met my future mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Through them I met my husband, Mike Holden. We met in August of 1962 and were married in August of 1963. He was going to Oregon College of Education (Western Oregon University) and working in a gas station. In 1965 he decided he wanted to be a policeman and he joined the Salem Police Department where he worked for the next eleven years. When he left there we moved to Lincoln City where he served as Police Chief for 23 years. | During this time I worked as a hairdresser for 3 1/2 years and then our sons were born in 1966 and 1969. I was a stay-at-home mom until I was 44 years old. I then went to work in a bank (Washington Federal Savings). I worked my way up from a teller position to supervisor and then I ran the branch for a few years and then went to part-time for about three years until I retired in January of 2007. My husband retired in 1998 and then ran for Mayor. He served as Mayor for five years and retired again. He was home for two years and then went to work at the Siletz Tribal Gaming Commission and was appointed to Security Director for the Chinook Winds Casino about 1 1/2 years later. He worked that job for about three years, retiring again. He soon got tired of being at home and took a job as Chamber Director. He was there about a year until I became ill and so he quit to take care of me. In December of 2009 a tumor was discovered in my upper left lung. It was thought to be cancer and so I had surgery and it was discovered to be a pre-cancerous tumor. During my recovery time I had a lot of things go wrong, the last of which was a stroke. I am okay now and pretty much back to normal. We are loving retirement, travel when we are able, lots of cruises. We usually travel with two other couples we have palled around with for over 30 years. I love to read. I've probably read 2000 books since retiring. I also love to garden, walk (3 miles per day), play cards and gamble. Our oldest son, Todd, is married to Stacy, who he met at college and they have a daughter, Sydney, age 11. She is our one and only grandchild so she is very special. Our other son, Steven, is single. The kids both live in Portland so are fairly close. I've had a really good life, have a wonderful husband, great children, an amazing granddaughter and terrific friends. So I feel very blessed.

51: Sherry (Roediger) Doty | I began attending SHSHS my sophomore year, transferring from Vernonia. My favorite teacher of all time was Mr. Rooney. He taught me algebra and I truly loved that man. He also taught Driver's Ed class for adults and helped my mom get her driver's license. I saw him several years ago working in a shop in Sisters, Oregon. After graduating from high school, I went to Oregon State University where I graduated with a degree in Home Economics. I had visited a friend on a Forest Service lookout in Central Oregon between my junior and senior years at OSU and loved it so much that I chose to live there. Luckily, Prineville had an opening at just the right time in 1965. | I met my husband, David Doty, in Prineville. He was a teacher at Prineville Junior High School - biology/earth sciences. We were married in March of 1967, during Spring Break, of course. Dave was born in Marysville, Kansas and raised in Portland, Oregon. He attended many different grade schools and, eventually, Lincoln High School and Portland State University. He taught for 12 years at Prineville Junior High and then later became the Crook County High School principal for 17 years. Everyone loved him because he liked them. He was a very happy and honorable man. He passed away in 2003. I taught Home Economics for five years and then stayed home to raise our children. Tammy is the principal at LaPine Elementary Grade School in LaPine, Oregon. Chris is the Director of Public Works in Redmond, Oregon and the father of my two granddaughters, Mae (7) and Lu (3). I am so lucky to have them so close and see them all often. Prineville has been a great place to live and raise a family - small, but not too far from Bend. I have spent my entire life living here since graduating from OSU and will probably never leave since the kids are so close. Every once in a while I decide I need a change of scenery and in 2001 I traveled to Ireland and then in 2010 to Egypt, two such entirely different places. They were both exciting for different reasons. Ireland is where some of my ancestors are and I have always been fascinated with the archeology in Egypt and Israel. We had always joked about joining an archeological dig in Israel after we retired. I now spend most of my time reading, sewing (I am in charge of a quilt show in Prineville in June), babysitting the grandkids, walking and gardening, which is a challenge in Central Oregon. I love to sing and, for a time, was in a Sweet Adelines barbershop quartet, but would now rather sing good old gospel music. For now, I am healthy, and happy in Prineville and looking forward to seeing old friends. | EASTER 2011 Chris - Tammy - Sherry | Tara (Chris' wife) & Mae, 7 | Lu, age 3

52: Karen (Johnson) Rogers | My husband's name was Marv. Although he was eleven years older than me, we graduated from Portland State University at the same time and were both hired as caseworkers for the Multnomah County Welfare office in Portland. We had our own desks but shared a single phone. Things carried on from there and we were married in September, 1966. Marv went back to PSU while he worked full time to earn his master's degree in counseling. By then he was working as an adult parole and probation officer. In 1972 we moved to Astoria where he eventually was the branch manager for three counties for the Corrections Department. Unfortunately, after a very difficult illness, he died last July. Bruce is our only son. I can brag about how handsome he is because he is adopted. He came home with us from the hospital when he was four days old on the day before Mother's Day thirty-seven years ago. He has been a carpenter and has one very handsome son, Garret, who is thirteen and we haven't decided to freeze him yet. He is a marvelous young man whom even adults like to be with. After working several years as a caseworker and as a social worker for a Salvation Army Home for Unwed Mothers, I was able to move to the position of Branch Manager for the Astoria Branch of Adult and Family Services. I enjoyed that profession for almost ten years before I decided that I wanted to be a teacher. I enjoyed third, fourth and fifth graders for another twenty years. Since then I have worked as an on-call instructor at Tongue Point Job Corps. Imagine me driving the dump truck as the cement instructor! It seems like I am always planting flowers. I also love to cook and have several bookcases of cookbooks. I particularly like canning stuff. I enjoy reading, spontaneous naps, being out in the sunshine, watching Fox news and learning about new things. | What kind of car did I have in high school? You have to be kidding. We were poor. I didn't own a car until 1966 when I married Marv. My fondest memories, although I really enjoyed every class except chemistry, was of the two years spent in journalism classes. Miss O'Connor was a very classy lady. Remember, I lived in Columbia City. Where did you hang out there? Besides, I was always too busy to just hang out. I did enjoy cruising through St. Helens if someone else had a car. Now I usually hang out at home, but I am always game for considering somewhere else. By the way, I loved living in Columbia City! | Marv, Karen & Bruce with Snuffy & Judy | Son Bruce at 13 | Karen, Snuffy & Fred enjoy a nap.

53: Sandy and husband, Roger | Delbert Mattson | 1961-1964 Worked for Safeway Stores in St. Helens. In 1964 worked for Crown Zellerbach as a laborer, production finishing room. 1974 worked in maintenance as a pipefitter welder. In 1964 married Jeanette VanDolah, class of '62 In 1965 drafted into the US Army stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, with the 4th Infantry Division. In 1966 left on a troop ship to Viet Nam. Spent one year there. In 1968 returned back to Boise Cascade. 1974-2004 became Fire Chief until retirement in 2004. Retired with 40 years of service at age 60. 1968 - our first daughter, Kim, was born. She has worked for Wacker Siltronic for 24 years. She lives in St. Helens with her two sons, Devon (16) and Dylan (12). Both are active in sports. 1971 - our second daughter, Allison, was born. She is married to Brent Zeimer, who is a Superintendent for Hoffman working on the new Intel. Allison has worked for several years as a Medical Assistant at OHSU. Now that I'm retired, I am enjoying every minute of it. I love hunting and fishing with my old friend, Gordon Hughson, spending time at the beach, clamming on the Washington beaches, watching NASCAR, spending time with family and watching my grandsons play sports, going to car shows and showing my 1967 Mercury Cougar GT, a present to myself when I came home from Viet Nam. | Wife Jeanette with our two daughters, Kim & Allison, and grandsons, Devon & Dylan | Del and Jeanette with daughters, Kim & Allison

54: Stan Souvenir | After graduation from SHSHS I attended Oregon State University. On a blind date during senior weekend I met Sharon Lowery. She had gone to North Salem High and then to Oregon State. She received her degree in education and taught kindergarten. Although we dated our first year at college we (she) decided it prudent to meet others so she politely told me to get lost. However, at the Rose Bowl in 1965 (our senior year) we started dating again and got married on 2 July 1965 shortly after graduation. | We have two daughters, Shannon and Shelly. Shannon lives in Keller, Texas and has three children, Erin, 16; Jenna, 15 and Jamie, 13. Shelly lives in Camas, Washington and has one daughter, Adelyn Belle, 5. Erin pitches for the high school softball team while Jenna catches. Jamie is a wrestler and placed second in the Texas tournament. Adelyn is still finding her niche. Pictured here are two daughters, son-in-law and grandkids. | I show a picture of Dad as a lot of you knew him. Dad celebrated his 100th birthday on 31 March. What a party we had!! | I spent 28 years in your Army and had a fun career serving in a myriad of assignments. My career was highlighted with assignments as a helicopter pilot and serving as the Army's Project Manager for developing and building unmanned aerial systems. Since retiring from the Army in 1993, I worked in defense industry designing, building and supporting unmanned aerial vehicles for the Army. Where have I lived since graduation? There are too many places to list them all. We moved nineteen times while serving in the military. The most exotic but lonely assignments were two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. But since retiring from the Army we have made our home in Huntsville, Alabama The most interesting place that I have traveled to? HMMMMMM. I think Israel. While working on unmanned systems and directed energy programs, I made 12 trips to Israel to work with their industry programs and the Israel Ministry of Defense. | In my spare time I like to RV and golf. We have a 40-foot "Phaeton" motor home that we love to travel in and we have made some fun trips in, including a four month excursion from Alabama to Alaska. According to the Google maps, we will be traveling 2,476 miles to attend the reunion. What was the color and make of the car you drove in high school? It was a 1940 green Chevrolet. That is until I put it into second gear coming down the hill on Vernonia Road and blew the engine! Thanks to all who made this reunion possible....what a great job!!!

55: Janis (Wendt) Fletcher | I married Ron Fletcher November 10, 1963. We bought a farm and house in Goble, Oregon and lived there for 40 years. We were volunteers in the Rainier Fire Department for 33 years. We are lifetime members of the Beaver Homes Grange. We sold the farm in 2008 and bought a new motorhome and live in it full time. We travel to Arizona every October and spend our winters there quad riding in the Arizona desert and playing cards and games every evening in the club house. We spend our summers in our motorhome at our daughter's house in Goble. We took an Alaska cruise last August. We just returned April 19th from an 11-day trip to China for our granddaughter Ashley's wedding. We are loving our retirement! | We have four children: Robin VanVranken, Rod Fletcher, Rick Fletcher and Raquel Ade (all living locally). We have ten grandchildren: Sabrina Moore (34), Donna Elder (33), Hillary White (26), Savannah White (24), Ashley Liu (22), Marcus Fletcher (20), Jessica Fletcher (20), Stacy Ade (19), Christopher Fletcher (15), Skyla Ade (10). We also have four great-grandchildren: Beccah Kapalos (17), Selena Elder (12), Damon Moore(7) and Brooklyn Elder (6). We also have two traveling companions, Honey and CC. | Honey and CC | Ron and I in front of our motorhome | Quad riding in the Arizona desert - Ron & I are on the right | ******************************************************** | Kathy Anderson | Hi Everyone! I must say that I have had a very interesting and humorous life. I have had 2 marriages. I have 3 fantastic boys and 3 fantastic grandsons. I have met a lot of wonderful people and have had lots of laughs. I wish you all a wonderful life and keep on smiling. Have a good one! Kathy | Valerie & Kathy

56: Pat (Burghart) Wilson | Following graduation, I attended and graduated from the U of O in Elementary Education in 1965. The previous year I married my husband of 47 years, Dan Wilson. Our lives have included three wonderful children (Scott, Greg and Rachelle), varied locations (following my pastor/hospital chaplain husband), and a multitude of life experiences. We lived in Lorane, Coos Bay, Eddyville and Crabtree/Scio area in Oregon; LaCrete, Alberta, the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Washington. I was able to stay home most of the time our children were preschoolers, except for substitute teaching. My teaching experiences varied from Kindergarten, First, Third and Fourth grades, as well as, hospital teaching (students unable to attend regular school), and teaching music. I retired from teaching in 2008 with 30 years total teaching. Our family has always been very important to us. Through the years we've enjoyed camping, hiking, church related activities, gardening and farming on a small scale. We've usually lived on small acreages with dogs, cats, chickens and sheep, and some other critters. Currently, we have a llama among our livestock. I also enjoy sewing and reading. Our children all graduated from Willamette University and live in the Portland area with their spouses and our seven grandchildren. We obviously make a lot of trips up I-5 for birthdays, grandchildren sporting events, Blazer games and concerts. In more recent years we have been privileged to do quite a bit of traveling; Hawaii, New York, Florida, South Carolina islands; cruises to Alaska, Mediterranean, Western Caribbean and Northern Europe. Having spent only a day in France, my high school French did not kick in. (Sorry, Miss Kirby!) The Lord has been very good to us throughout our lives and we are very privileged to, not only have a wonderful family and friends, but good health to enjoy them and the wonderful world He has created.

57: Carol (Wilkinson) Heilers | Bill & Carol Heilers | Daughter Theresa & husband Cory Trotter | Daughter Duffer & husband Jerry with children Joey & Haley Vick | Gracie | Since I went to St. Helens High School for a half day my senior year only, I really did not have the privilege of knowing many of you then. We did, however, live in St. Helens from 1960 to 2005 and had the opportunity to meet a number of my classmates at a later date. I was raised and attended schools in the Oregon City area through my junior year. I married a "St. Helens Boy", Bill Heilers, in September of my senior year which is why I finished school here. We met and were skating partners at Oaks Park in Portland. Being skating partners with someone that you don't care for is difficult, but being partners with someone you do care for is impossible, so we quit skating and got married! We celebrated our 50th anniversary last September. | We have two daughters that went through the St. Helens School System. Our older daughter, Theresa Trotter, and her husband Cory are both teachers in the Clatskanie District. Our younger daughter, Meredith (more commonly known as Duffer) Vick, is presently living in Olympia, Washington with her husband, Jerry, and two teenage children, Joey and Haley. Jerry is an executive with Ally Bank and Duffer runs the office in a physical therapy clinic. They have lived all over the country as Jerry has progressed up through the ranks of his company which has enabled us to visit many places that we would not have normally seen. We have, however, missed a lot of our only grandchildren's childhoods. We are extremely grateful to have had them as close as Olympia for the past four years and hope they will be able to stay a few more years. The only kid we have left at home is our "furry kid", Gracie, who is a very spoiled Siberian cat. I worked for 36 years at Bank of St. Helens/Western Bank/Washington Mutual in St. Helens. I retired in 2003 as assistant manager. Bill worked for the Post Office in St. Helens our entire married life until his retirement in about 1995 due to health issues. In our younger years we enjoyed active sports such as tennis, golf and racquetball, but now, in our "Golden Years', a trip to the doctor's office is about as exciting as life gets! In 2005 we said "Good-bye" to St. Helens and moved to Scappoose - of all places. No one could believe that Bill would actually move to St. Helens' biggest rival - Scappoose! We live in a senior community called Springlake Community. It is a marvelous place to live and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to downsize and spend their retirement years among wonderful friends and a serene environment. Congratulations to all of us on making this 50-year milestone and looking forward to many, many more.

58: Charlene (Thompson) Pizzuti | After I graduated from high school, I attended college for three years. After college I worked at different jobs, including a restaurant for two years. In 1968 I met my future husband, Tony Pizzuti. We married in June of '69. We had three boys in three years, all of whom live in the Portland area. Right after we married we lived in Portland for three years. In 1972 we moved to Canby, Oregon where we raised our family and have lived there ever since. We have five grandchildren and one on the way. Tony is an attorney and I have been a homemaker taking care of our family. We enjoy traveling, especially to Italy, golfing, gardening and going to football games. I also like photography and reading which I do as a member of a book club.

59: Gordon Hughson | I started work at the age of 18 years and retired at the age of 62 years. When I was first hired at Boise Cascade, I worked in production. During the last 33 years, I was a pipe fitter at the Boise Cascade paper mill and ended up with 43 years at that mill. I met my wife, Elaine, when she was a sophomore and I was a senior. We were married on August 3, 1962. We have been married 49 years and, in that time, we have had three sons. Our first, Kenneth, was only with us for almost five months. Our second son, Jeff, is 46 and before he graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1988, he married Sharon Cave. Jeff works as a Network Engineer and team lead. He and Sharon are still married and have two sons. Their oldest son, Tanner, is 20 years old. He graduated as the Valedictorian of his class from St. Helens High School in 2009. Currently, Tanner is finishing his sophomore year at Oregon Institute of Technology where he's majoring in Computer Software Engineering. Jeff's youngest son, Thaddeus, is graduating from St. Helens High this June and plans to attend George Fox University in the fall. He plans to major in Business Marketing. Our youngest son, Jim, is 43 years old. He's divorced and has a son named Nick, who turned 24 in June. Elaine and I have lived in St. Helens all our married life. We have enjoyed camping and traveling when the boys were young. We have continued this into our retirement. These travels have taken us to the east coast of the United States and as far south as the Mexican border. I have enjoyed hunting for the past several years with Delbert Mattson. I also have spent time fishing with my brother, Richard, and Delbert. Life has been good! | Son Jeff and his family | 2011 | Jerry Morris Gordon Hughson Bill Barbeau Marvin Horn | Gordon & Elaine 2011 | Son Jim | Jim's son, Nick

60: Confirmation Class Lutheran Church

61: HONOR SOCIETY | Sharon B | Glenda R | Charlene T.

62: "Our Town"

63: OFF THE TRACK | McBride Cantata

65: Brownie Troop 13 rides on a float | Ardelia J, Bonnie B, Wally T, Bill L, Carol C, Lucinda N Morris K, Miss O'Connor, Linda H, Dan W, Carol W, Dennis L, Sonja G, Judy P, Judy C, Karen J, Karen O

66: The Senior Class of St. Helens High School announces its Commencement Exercises Wednesday evening, May thirty-first at eight o'clock Senior High School Auditorium | Class of '61

67: Graduation Pics | Sandy C. | Glenda | Linda H. & Marv H. | Charlene & Steve | Bill P. | Charlene & Steve | Glenda | Beth & Bernie | Bill L. | Anne Ryding & Martin R. | Bill P. | Val V. & Gordon H.

68: Junior Prom Moonlight & Roses | Donna E. & Harold | Donna E. & Harold | Donna A. | Marilyn S. & Bill P.

70: Sandy C. & Sheri M. | Donna A. | Terry J - Bill L - Tom G | 8th Grade Graduation

71: 1 9 6 1

72: Sports... | L I O N S | Molly Marilyn Aloma

76: The Cars! | Sandy C. My First Car 1965 Chevy Impala Super Sport Hard-top Convertible White with Aqua & White Interior A real joy to drive & lots of fun! | Donna A. & Bonnie's Port Angeles Custom Merc! | ANDERSON-PHILLIPS FORD COMPANY - 1958 | Molly Marilyn Aloma | Molly Marilyn Aloma | Bill Pitts' Fifty Ford | Marilyn S. | State Tournament 1957 | Bill L. Blue '49 Ford | Molly & her famous PINK Oldsmobile

77: 1967 Mercury Cougar GT Del Mattson My treat to myself when I returned home from Viet Nam | Marty Ross with his 1970 beloved, brand-new VW bus | Donna & Bonnie H Custom Merc

78: McBride Band 7th Grade

79: Brownie Troop 8 2nd Grade McBride PTA Program | McBride 2nd Grade 1951

80: McBride 3rd Grade 195 | McBride 3rd Grade 1952 | McBride 4th Grade 1953

81: McBride 6th Grade 1955 | McBride 5th Grade 1954 Mrs. Fulton's Class

82: McBride 8th Grade 1957 | McBride 7th Grade 1956

83: McBride Teachers



86: Columbia City Grade School 8th Grade - 1957 | Columbia City Grade School October 13, 1954

88: The Rainbow Girls


92: The "50-Girl Gang" Gets Together ~2010~ | Jan - Carol - Marilyn - Sharon - Sandy - Val - Bonnie - Chris - Claudia - Molly - Beth | Bonnie - Chris - Claudia- Molly - Beth | Billie - Claudia - Aloma - Sharon - Donna - Marilyn | Sandy E. - Val - Carol

93: Billie | Beth | Donna A. & Bonnie | Charlene & Aloma | Donna E. | Jan | Carol | Glenda & Phyllis | Val | Chris - Molly - Claudia

94: Planning the 40th Reunion | Allen, Lucinda, Linda, Carolyn, Marshall, Marilyn, Molly, Chris

95: PAST REUNION PHOTOS | Sharon & Keith | Roger - Keith - Terry - Dennis | Looking at Pictures | Claudia | Marilyn | Claudia | Chris - Marilyn - Carolyn - Claudia - Molly - Sharon | Sharon & Keith K. | Bill P. Bill R. | Roy Bill R. | Kent

96: Scene Around Town | Dari-Delsh | MT. ST. HELENS | Before | After | May 18, 1980

97: Yankton School | The Courthouse

98: TOP 20 SONGS OF 1961 | 1. Tossin' and Turnin' 2. Big Bad John 3. Runaway 4. Wonderland By Night 5. Pony Time 6. Take Good Care of my Baby 7. The Lion Sleeps Tonight 8. Blue Moon 9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow 10. Michael 11. Calcutta 12. Travelin' Man 13. Quarter to Three 14. Runaround Sue 15. Hit The Road Jack 16. Surrender 17, Please Mr. Postman 18. Running Scared 19. Wooden Heart 20. Moody River | Bobby Lewis Jimmy Dean Del Shannon Bert Kaempfert Chubby Checker Bobby Vee Tokens Marcels Shirelles Highwaymen Lawrence Welk Ricky Nelson Gary U.S. Bonds Dion Ray Charles Elvis Presley Marvelettes Roy Orbison Joe Dowell Pat Boone

99: Kent | Dennis | Doug | Shirley | Jane | Linda | Lucky | Lenore | Dave | Karen | Jerry | Earllene | Dick | Linda | Ed | Jim | THOSE WE REMEMBER... | John | Shirley | Ed | Kent | Jim | Allan | Douglas Comstock Lucky Myers Lenore Crenshaw John Mickey Linda Douglas Algar Edward Miller Linda Haling Kroll David Morris Jane Harper Karen Olson Basker Richard Harwood Earllene Perry Kent Kearsley Jerry Phillips Shirley Koch Allan Viars Dennis Lawrence James Windham | Our memories of our friends will linger on Long after their footprints in the sand are gone.

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