Occupation: Retired-The Aerospace Corporation
Married: 19 years Children: 2
My wife, Katrine, and I have one son Jonathon, who is graduating from
high school this spring. He will be attending UC Santa Cruz this fall.
My company supports the Air Force in its space and missile programs. I
am involved in the improvement/modernization of the ground communications
systems and remote tracking stations at the Air Forces' world-wide satellite
control network. I enjoy my daily jogging, and my wife and I are avid
tennis players and fans. I still like to play bridge although I don't
play tournaments very much any more. I mostly
play in home town games
C. Oursler, Jr.
Occupation: Logistics Engineer, Rocky Mountain Remediation Services
Married: 35 years
Children: 2 Grandchildren: 0
Still in the cold at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Mary Beth "retired"
from 33 years of teaching public and private schools to pursue another
career. Recently a senior customer service representative for Verison
Our daughter Jennifer married Ray Fas in California in 1998. She is a
Senior Systems Engineer for a software company in the Los Angeles area.
Ray is a Mechanical Engineer with a small manufacturing firm.
Our son Tom is engaged to Stephanie Quaintance and are planning a wedding
next summer in Colorado. Both are in communications industry. Tom is Media
and Schedule coordinator for AT&T Broadband. Stephanie is Administrative
Coordinator for Denver Region of Clear Channel Communications.
Professionally, I am Training Coordinator for one of the "hottest"
buildings in the Department of Energy at Rocky Flats. I maintain 20 qualification/certification
programs and teach 27 courses to keep workers and supervisors safe while
cleaning the plant up and shutting it down.
I am an active 40-year volunteer veteran of Boy Scouts. I received the
Silver Beaver from the Denver Area Area Council (their highest volunteer
award). Both of my parents also received the Silver Beaver. I am a member
of the wood badge staff, member of Tribal Council in Mic-o-say, asst.
scoutmaster, Eagle Scout and mentor. I was a member of the staff this
summer at the National Jamboree. I am president of Chancel Choir at Hope
United Methodist Church, litergist, lay speaker, teacher of God and Country
Program in Sunday School. Also I am a soloist, narrator and member of
I am vice-president of Rocky Mountain Division of Train Collectors Assn.,
Auctioneer, member of Auction and operating modules committees, and board
of directors. I am an avid O-gauge model railroader, classic car afficionado
(having fun with a 1966 Dodge Charger). I also enjoy hiking, camping,
swimming, photography, travel, reading, theater, music and spending time
with family. There is nothing like the view from the summit of a 14'er
(14,000 ft. mountain).
Married Name: Clemons
Occupation: Customer Service Rep, Avaya, Inc.
Spouse: Mike - Retired
Years married: 25 Children: 3 Grandchildren: 8 Great Grandchildren: 1
My daughter Cheryl lives in Columbus, OH with her husband and 3 children,
Cody 13, Kelsy 11 and Caitlin who is 9. Mike's daughter Kim lives in Oklahoma
City with her hubby and 2 children, Cappra 16 and Garret 12. Mike's son
Michael also lives in Oklahoma City. He has 3, a son Mike 24, a daughter
Brit 21, and a son Derrick 19. Grandson Mike has a 5-year-old daughter
and is married to his high school sweetheart.
When Mike decided to retire, I decided it was time for me to re-enter
the work force. I got a job with Lucent Tech. at the newly opened call
center in Oklahoma City four years ago. Two years ago Lucent split and
the entity that I work for became Avaya. I'm a service rep with the dedicated
accounts of Target and State Farm Insurance. This means that I handle
all their questions and problems that concern the Avaya equipment, take
care of billing issues and place orders for them. I don't do this alone,
there is another person also responsible for Target and State Farm. She
and I make a good team.
Hobbies recently have been remodeling our home-room by room.
Married Name: Romer
Occupation: Travel Director, ITA Travel Group
Spouse: Pete Romer Occupation: Regional Manager, Coach House Gifts
Years married: 15 Children: 2
Regretfully, I cannot attend our 40th reunion. I am involved in a number
of activities and family obligations around this date. However, I send
my best wishes to all.
I will be glad to share news of my family and activities. I live in Huxley,
Iowa, only a few miles from Ames, which has been my home for 15 years.
I moved to a new house in March and have busily been moving in and in
August am still unpacking. The priorities have been to plant a garden
and get the sail boat in the water. Glad to report the garden is producing
and the sail boat repair is done and we are only a few months late getting
to sail. Sailing has become a big part of my life. We are even entertaining
the idea that we buy a 35 foot boat to live on (part time) when we retire.
Oh yes, it will be near a coast. Iowa has limited water. Also cold in
For six years I have been a travel director for a large incentive travel
company. Companies who reward employees for performance hire us to plan
their trips and then I am the lucky one who takes the group to their destination.
I recently have been to Japan, Berlin and London. Next year Greece!!!
I love my job, it is part time February thru May.
I have been in a gourmet club and consider myself a gourmet cook. I also
play bridge with a group of ladies.
I am proud of my sons and their accomplishments. Scott Bouton, is married
and has two children. A boy and girl, 9 and 8 respectively. Scott is an
attorney and lives in Austin, Texas. After having gotten married and having
two children 14 months apart, Scott went to law school at Baylor. Hats
off to his wife for the support. Scott, was an accomplished swimmer and
had a swimming scholarship through undergraduate school.
Chad Bouton is married four years and has a new baby boy born in March.
Chad is an engineer with a masters degree. He is working at Battelle Corporation
as a medical product development engineer. He is quite accomplished in
his field. While in high school, he won the International Science Fairs
in Robotics and won many monies from private companies for his achievements.
This paid for his college. He has many patents and just was selected as
one of the top 100 engineers in the world.
My husband encourages me in my endeavors and does a lot of heavy lifting
for me. That means I usually have some project going on that needs muscle.
He, however, is very talented in the fix-it field, as you need to be if
you own a sail boat. He is counting the years to retirement.
On a sad note, my mother died two years ago this November. She was 87
years old. What a sad time for us. She had been in inspiration to me,
my sister and brothers. We miss her.
Occupation: Asst. Fire Chief, City of Stillwater
Married: 39 years Children: 12
Billie Loyce Robbins
Name: (Moore) Baker
Spouse: Ronald Baker Construction Superintendent, M L James Construction, Texarkana, TX
Married: 1 year Children: 4
Ronnie's Children:2 Grandchildren: 2
Neal Moore is a Fireman with the Stillwater Fire Department. Neal and
first wife Janet have 3 children. Lori is 21; she has been married 1 year
and will graduate from OSU next May. Jody is 18 and just finished her
year at OSU and will be married next June. Brett, is 13 and a student
Perkins. He plays baseball, basketball and football.
Debbie and her husband Kevin Zetterberg live in Ripley, OK. Kevin has
started his own construction company and is building houses around the
Stillwater area. Debbie bakes all the pies and desserts at Prairie's
Perkins. Devin is 18, not sure about school, and will be married next March. Kyler
is 17, will a senior at Ripley High School and lives to play basketball.
Krysta is 15, and will be a sophomore at Ripley High School and plays
Shelly and her husband Clint Warden live in Lake Dallas, TX. Shelly is
supervisor at Lewisville Hospital in Medical Records Division. Clint is
heat and air technician. They have 3 boys, Justin is 11, Shaun is 8 and
Carson is 8 months. The older boys play baseball and soccer.
Roger Moore and his wife Sandi live in Bixby, OK. Roger is a meat
inspector for the State of Oklahoma and Sandi is a stay at home mom. They
have two boys, Ryan is 6 and Blake is 7 months. Ryan swims and plays soccer..
Janet Moore (Neal's first wife) is my "daughter" also and
Career and Technology Education Department, in the Information Management
Division. She has LeeAnn, 5.
Billy Don Baker, Ronnie¹s son lives in Florida and is into construction.
Terry and her husband Gary Whiteman just moved back to Broken Bow last
from California and they are starting a business. They have two daughters,
Brandy 21 and Megan 11. Brandy has a 3-year-old son, Sterling. Brandy
Sterling live near Haworth, OK.
I retired from the Oklahoma Department of Vo-Tech July 1, 1999. I shocked
my children, packed up lock stock and barrel and moved to Southeastern
Oklahoma. Ronnie and I met in February, 1999 and we were married December
26, 1999. I have done some of the things you always say you are going
when you retire, but I still have a long list. I read, sew, quilt and
garden. I think the most interesting experience I have had is meeting
of my Mother's classmates. She graduated from Haworth High School
and they had their 60th Class Reunion in May.
The grandchildren come and spend spring breaks and a week or two in the summer. We have spent a lot time at Beavers Ben State Park and just chasing Blue Tail Lizards,
butterflies and toads. Ronnie will retire in about 20 months and we plan
to travel and just get up each morning and do just what we want.
Married Name: Robbins-Herring
Occupation: associate professor of Foreign Languages,
Spouse: Stuart Bell Herring Employer: BlueCross of Alabama
Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to track me down! I've
often thought of our senior year at Oklahoma as a special time for me
and my parents: I recall my Dad's long hours with the computer cards,
my mother's coping with my brother Jack's chemistry "experiments"
at home, my long hours on the phone with classmates (most often Frieda,
if I recall correctly! I am really glad to have her current addresses).
I also remember making an expedition with a church youth group down to
Oklahoma City to see the BIG movie of the time, one of my all-time favorites,
with Charlton Heston. I remember the wonderful theatre performances at
OSU, too, such as "Tiger at the Gates" & "Guys and
Dolls". I still love plays and movies....
After high school I attended Memphis State (now the University of Memphis)
where I majored in French and Latin. Then I went to the University of
Kentucky, where I received my M.A. in French in 1969 and my Ph.D. in French
in 1975. I am an associate professor of Foreign Languages at Mississippi
State University; my husband is Stuart Bell Herring (he works for BlueCross
of Alabama), and we have one child, our son Stuart Davis Herring, who
graduated from Starkville High School as Class Valedictorian in May 2000
and is now a physics major here at MSU. He has attended theatre camp each
summer for the last 5 years, where he helps write and acts in musical
reviews; Davis is tall, dark & handsome, with great stage presence
and a fine voice (and I am a doting mother!).
We all three enjoy travel abroad; we have been to France, Mexico, and
Quebec together (haven't yet made it to Singapore, but would love to go
there someday). I love to garden, esp roses and old-fashioned flowers.
I am interested in Women's Studies, Medieval Studies, and Francophone
literature, as well as Classical French literature, and I am studying
the Jungian interpretation of dreams with a study group at my church.
Married Name: Pennington
Occupation: Marketing Education teacher
Spouse: Dave Occupation: Retired teacher
Married: 15 years Children: 5
Jennifer Haynes Quinn is married and the mother of an almost 5 year old
and a 2 1/2 year old, Camille and Caleigh. She is a self-employed interior
designer; her husband, Drew, is in commercial real estate. They are such
fun to be with but more than a handful. Camille can talk and talk and
talk and usually is.
Georganna Haynes Geier, works as an administrative secretary for WeldWheels,
Inc. Her daughters are Kristen and Lauren; she and her husband, Fred,
live in North Kansas City.
Scott Haynes and his wife, Sheree, live in West Palm, Florida. Scott is
with Flight Safety International, teaching corporate training classes
to companies with helicopters. He has just received his commercial license;
loves to fly the "birds." Sheree is working on her accounting
degree and is an auditor. Granddog, Buddy, is a yellow lab.
Nancy Pennington Ashmore and her husband, Robin, live in Macon, GA and
children, the oldest of whom will be 8 on my birthday. Robin does CAT
Scans and MRI's for a physician's group and Nancy takes care of 6 children!!
They call Dave "grandpa suh." He loves it.
Steve and Laura Pennington live in Wichita. Steve is a policeman and Laura
is a nutritionist with a local hospital. Our granddog's name is Sampson.
Dave and I are still concentrating on growing older not up. As the words
to the Jimmy Buffett song go, "my metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
(at least his is, mine is a mess), let the winds of time blow over my
head, I'd rather die while I'm living, then live like I'm dead."
So we still go to concerts, travel (love Destin, Florida - best beaches
and surf in the land), play in the dirt, (although at the moment the bunnies
are winning in the green bean department), in the garden and the flower
beds; and belong to the dance club that allows us to periodically raise
our heart rates and sing at the same time.
I am still teaching Marketing Education at Shawnee Mission West High School,
and until a few weeks ago, I was Division Chairman for Technical Education
there. I still have a very active DECA chapter which keeps me very busy.
Classroom teaching and DECA chapter activities occupy most of my time
.This coming year, a young colleague will take over the beginning classes
and I will do Marketing 2 and on the job training. Could be a transition
in the making here!
Dave wants me to join him in retirement, buy a travel trailer and go forth.
Does anyone remember the Long, Long Trailer with Lucille Ball?
I am still an incurable romantic, looking to the future, remembering the
past, and trying each day to experience the joy of life and be grateful
for it. I look forward to seeing some of you face to face and hopefully,
hearing from those who could not make it this year. Til then,
Married Name: Cole
Spouse: Tim Cole (class of '62)
Occupation: Machinist Employer: C&M Precision
Spouse: Connie Occupation: X-Ray Tech, Dr. John Hughes
Years Married: 31 Children: 3
Family: Sheldon Neil, Corpus Christi, TX-Architect, not married, likes
George David, Mustang High School math teacher and soccer coach. Wife
Holly Marie, horticulturist for Home Depot, husband Ryan Johnson is a
year medical student OSU Medical School in Tulsa.
My employer C&M Precision makes parts for the oil and gas industry
various other businesses. My hobbies have been home and auto repair and
gardening partly from desire and partly from necessity. We plan to
be RV enthusiasts in about four years.
Occupation: Postal Worker
Occupation: Senior VP-Ops. Manager, Santa Fe Intl. Corp.
Spouse: Sharon, Housewife/Mother
Married: 38 years Children: 2
We have two boys, 33 and 27, married and no children. One resides in Houston,
Texas and the other in Dubai, UAE.
I am Operations Manager for an international oil and gas well drilling
contractor. I have 35 years tenure and have lived and worked overseas
the majority of the time. I returned to the U.S.A. in January 2000 to
take on my current job.
I like to hunt, fish, boat and garden.
Married Name: Preston
Occupation: Computer Graphic Artist, Vox Printing
Spouse: Bill, Food Service Director, Southern
Married: 40 years Children: 3 Grandchildren: 1
Our oldest son Mitchell has lived Miami, Oklahoma for nearly two years,
where he is in family practice and delivers babies. His wife, Lori, is
in nursing school after putting him through OU Medical School working
at the General Motors assembly plant here and in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He did his residency and internship in Shreveport. He had a private practice
in Borger, Texas for two years before he moved to Miami to work for Baptist
Integris. Mitch's wife has two teenagers. Jordan graduated from high school
this year and will be attending OU. Tara just got her driver's license...
It's been nice having them in Miami, since we have made bi-weekly trips
to nearby Grove to see Bill's 102-year-old mother in a nursing home for
the last 12 years.
Our middle child, Curtis, graduated this spring from OU with an Electrical
Engineering degree. He and his wife Michaele moved to Phoenix in May where
he works for Honeywell and she works for the University of Phoenix. They
have been married for six years and lived and worked here in Oklahoma
City until graduation. We will miss having them close, but will be making
frequent trips to see them, since Southwest Airlines flies non-stop to
Phoenix and there's also a NASCAR race there. (more on these later)
We FINALLY got to be grandparents... Our daughter Amy and her husband,
Mark Watkins, had a beautiful baby girl last November. Her name is Piper,
and I have LOTS of pictures. They live in Flower Mound, Texas. It's less
than a three-hour drive, so we can just go there on a whim... and frequently
do! Mark is a computer programming consultant-or something. Amy is a programmer
for Southwest Airlines. EVERYONE should have a child who works for Southwest
Airlines!!! That gives us free flight privileges (space available) and
we are trying to experience every mile we can possibly travel. This working
thing is sure putting a cramp in it for us though.
Bill and I are both still working, and REALLY enjoy our jobs. He is food
service director at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.
He still works for the contract food service division he has worked for
since graduating from OSU in 1961 (except for 1979-1987 when he had to
try something else). The division has changed ownership several times.
First it was Saga Food Service, then it was taken over by Marriott, and
this June was completely bought out by Sodexho, a French hotel chain.
He's always fed students and loves doing it. They love him AND his food.
He's planning on retiring in June 2004.
I am still doing computer graphics prepress work for Vox Printing. We
primarily print McDonald's trayliners and other materials. It's great
fun to check out the McDonald's all over the country and find our trayliners!
Vox is a great little family-owned company to work for. I'll probably
retire when Bill does.
Bill and I both keep VERY busy. Most of our leisure time is spent in the
car-going somewhere... I have learned to do almost ANYTHING in the car
to put that time to good use. Bill is still into restoring old cars. For
many years he has been restoring a 1956 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon
that belonged to our son, Mitch in high school. The project is moving
a little faster these days, but with the addition of a grandbaby to visit
in Dallas and a son to visit in Phoenix, it may again slow to a crawl.
I have a plethora of hobbies and interests-and not nearly enough time
for any of them. I like to help the kids decorate their homes-making draperies
is my forte. I'm into genealogy and there's NEVER enough time for that!!!
I've made several study trips this year to do genealogy research. We took
a wonderful trip to England last summer with a group from our church.
We studied the ministry of John Wesley and the itinerary of the trip focused
on the sites that were most important to the Methodist movement. There
was also a side trip to Germany to see the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau.
Bill and I are ready to travel ANYTIME and looking forward to doing more.
Most of our recreation involves attending NASCAR races. Bill's been a
fan for years and it's kind of grown on me the past several years. With
the combination of free Southwest Airlines flights and free Marriott Hotel
rooms (both space available) the fun is in the challenge of coordinating
these freebies to make it to a race and back. We have been actively lobbying
for one of the kids to go to work for a car rental company so we don't
have to pay to rent a car when we go!!!
Married Name: Armstrong
Occupation: Customer Service Rep, City of Oklahoma City
Children: 1 Grandchildren: 2
My daughter Sherry B. Oldfield is a Certified Mid Wife at Parkland Hospital
in Dallas and is 40 years old. My granddaughter Erica Lane Oldfield is
a Collections Rep. Associates and is 20 years old. Grandson Blake Ryan
Pickett is a 14-year-old student. Sherry has a very successful career
and thoroughly enjoys delivering babies and counseling new mothers. Erica
was recently employed, but enjoys her job and is making a promising career
with her company. Blake is starting to mature and is a joy to be around.
I live very close to most of my siblings and we enjoy each others company
My job is very satisfying. I work closely with customers to resolve any
problems with their water service. I perform full-service counseling on
financial aspects of accounts; meter repairs, refuse service, etc. I have
been with the City since May, 1992. I enjoy fishing, camping ceramics,
gardening, reading and movies. I love to travel.
Married Name: Wright
Occupation: Dean of Instruction, Tulsa Community College,
Spouse: Gary L. Wright Occupation: Cattle Buyer for Lone Prairie
Years married: 37 Children: 2 sons
Grandchildren: none, dammit
gorgeous almost-step granddaughters)
Gary Wright (class of '60) and I married in June, 1964. We have two sons,
Dave and Blake, both of whom are grown and live right here in Stillwater,
where we can give them a hug whenever we can catch them. Gary, who has
been a cattle buyer ever since he was still in college, had a mild heart
attack in mid-March. We count ourselves very lucky that he was in town
at the time instead of on the road heading to or from a sale barn. He
had stopped by to say hello to our son Dave & they went together to
the emergency room. They arrived in time to prevent any damage to the
heart muscle; fortunately, they learned this almost at once & when
Blake joined them at the hospital, he and David phoned me in Tulsa and
told me the bad news-good news story. A day or two later, Gary had the
balloon angioplasty procedure and a stent placed in one of his arteries.
(He and the surgeon both spoke to me by phone directly following the surgery,
which still astounds me-talk about reassuring!) Now, Gary is recuperating
steadily and (somewhat ironically) remains the envy of all his doctors
and nurses for his consistently low blood pressure and low cholesterol
levels-(guess it was 30 years of smoking and driving pickups instead of
jogging that clogged that artery).
As for me, I began a new job in January as the dean of instruction at
the West Campus of Tulsa Community College, located in Sand Springs. I
love working there & commute daily from Stillwater. It's a beautiful
drive that takes me across either the Cimarron River or Lake Keystone,
morning and evening, depending on the route I take. The commute also allows
me to listen to books on tape, which I love to do.
Aside from reading books on tape, my hobbies include collecting Alice
in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and watching the birds,
wildlife and the play of light on dappled water from a little park bench
by the pond that borders our back yard. This is my favorite spot in the
whole world, a place almost like a secret garden to me because, although
it was always there, thick brush and a steep drop completely hid the pond
from our view for the first 20 years we lived here. Finally, last year
we terraced down to the pond with railroad ties and a curving stairway
leading to the water's edge. This summer, we'll add a pier and dock on-what
else?-Looking Glass Pond. I don't fish (ugh, they smell so bad), but maybe
a rowboat or paddleboat will be next??
Married Name: McGuire
Occupation: Retired School Teacher
Spouse: David McGuire Occupation: Retired School Teacher
Occupation: Gasoline Wholesaler
Occupation: Co-owner, Stillwater Typewriter Co.
Spouse: Debbie Occupation: Telecommunications, Mercruiser
Years Married: 23 years Children: 4
Debbie and I have 4 daughters-mine, hers and ours. Our oldest Gwen and
middle daughter Sherri work for the State of Oklahoma in child welfare.
Both are OSU grads. Joni is a homemaker. RaChelle, our youngest (20 years)
is attending college in Tulsa, majoring in medicine. Six grandchildren
who love to go fishing with PawPa. Both our mothers live in Stillwater.
Last October 15th I celebrated my 40th year with Stillwater Typewriter
Co. In 1963 I bought my first shares of stock. The corporation owns five
other businesses and employs over 130 families. But my work interferes
with my fishing and traveling. Debbie and I love to fish for trout in
Arkansas and Missouri and love to travel over the USA.
Other interests include farming and doing custom cutting. Debbie keeps
busy also in her and her mother's real estate rental business, among other
things. But also most of all enjoy life and working in our church.
Married Name: Britton
I will not be attending the reunion. I am leaving as soon as I send
this off to you to visit our daughter in Utah, who is very pregnant with
twins. I am taking my mother-in-law with me.
My family is growing by leaps and bounds. Our oldest son, Jon, graduated
from Stephen F. Austin Univ. in Nacodoches, TX and is a Narcotics Detective
in Plano, TX and lives on a farm just 12 miles from where we raised our
family in northeast Texas. He has three children and a lovely wife. Their
new daughter was born in April.
Our daughter, Brenda, graduated from Univ. of Utah, but attended Texas
Tech for three years prior to that. She has two sons and is very pregnant
with twin girls due in October. We all hope she will go that long! She
still puts in 10 hours a week at Varian Imec and is an engineer and project
manager, but mostly a mom.
Son, Bobby graduated from Texas A&M Univ. and is an engineer with
Intel and lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two sons.
Son, Bucky, is unmarried and lives in Durango, CO and works for a blasting
company. He plans to seek his fortune in Alaska next year while he is
Married Name: Robnett
Occupation: Private Caregiver
Spouse: Alva Robnett Occupation: Retired, Grocery Store Operator
Married: 15 years Children: 2 Grandchildren: 3
My first husband and I married in 1963. His name was Doug Wiggins.
had two children; Lorrie Ann Wiggins and Doug Wiggins, Jr. He lives in
Lorrie lives in Lonoke, Arkansas.
Married Name: Hamiter
Married: 24 years Children: 4
Robert, our oldest child passed away in 1979. Daughter Kim has 2 daughters
and the oldest graduated from high school this year and will be attending
Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. Teresa has 4 children and
lives in Cedar City, Utah and Michelle has 2 children and lives in Henderson,
My husband retired in March 2000 after 41 years with the same company.
He stayed off for 14 months and just went to work parttime for Wal-mart
in the photo department. I still volunteer at the hospital on Monday nights.
I have over 2000 hours now. Also do some work for a monogramming business
here in town.
Occupation: President/Owner, Museum Concepts, Inc.
I design, fabricate and install museum interiors/exhibits nationally
Sports Hall(s) of Fame, etc.
Occupation: Self-employed, Book Dealer, alottabooks.com
Spouse: Carol Burton (class of '62) Occupation: Teacher
Children: 2 Grandchildren: 3
My wife Carol (Burton, SHS '62) and I are still living in New Jersey.
We have two daughters, both married and both living close enough that we
visit very often (we are probably too close, if you asked them). We have three
grandchildren Katie, 22 months, Michael, 8 months, and Jackie 2 months.
We spend as much time with them as possible, of course.
Carol still teaches 2nd grade in Cherry Hill schools. She received
state-wide recognition a couple of years ago as "Teacher of the Year".
Donšt know how much longer she will teach though; it is getting in the way of
visiting the grandchildren!
After spending 21 years in the Navy and 8 years in data processing with
an insurance company, I am now co-owner of "alottabooks.com" an
internet used book store. We are one of the ten largest as far as number of books online,
etc. We are located in an 85 year old three-story brick school building
here in Southern New Jersey. I travel some to participate in book shows...
Boston, Long Island, Washington D.C., etc. It is great fun, but not really
making much money.
Married Name: Douglass
Occupation: Semi-Retired, Assistant to Real Estate Agent
Spouse: Charles Occupation: Semi-Retired,
Parttime, Silver Dollar Theme
Married: 35 years Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2
Charlie and I sold our resort four years ago and now we both work part time.
We enjoy boating on our beautiful Ozark lake and traveling, but most of
all enjoy our two married daughters and their families. We have two wonderful
grandchildren-Brock (7) and Christen (3). We love being grandparents.
We have really enjoyed our slower pace of life these past four years.
We are learning about computers and the exciting things they can do, especially
now with their photo capability. I'm still in remedial computers, but
Our oldest daughter Terri has received her masters in Family Counseling
and Cheryl has a degree in radiologic technology. Great to have children
"out of college"!
Occupation: Sales Manager, Ron Shirley Pontiac Buick GMC
Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2
Adjusting to being a single person after 38 years of marriage. Still doing
old cars. One would think I'd get enough of them working around them all
day, but will never grow tired of the sound of a good set of pipes.
Married Name: Friels
Occupation: Parttime Vendor, American Greetings
Spouse: David Friels Occupation: Civil Engineer, EmCon
Married: 36 years Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2
Our daughter Karen graduated from North Texas at Denton with an interior
design degree and from Texas Wesleyan with a teaching certificate. She
is teaching at Gymboree two days a week and keeping busy with Kelsey (4
yr.) and Parker (1 mo.) Our son James finished at UT Arlington with Civil
Engineering degree. He works with the Texas Highway Dept. in Fort Worth.
I have worked for American Greetings for three or four years and am presently
at the Mansfield Wal-Mart. David and I spend enjoyable hours with our
grandchildren. David and I are looking forward to retirement and traveling
with the children and grandchildren. My hobbies are herbs and rose gardening,
sewing, arts & crafts. I volunteer at Wesley Mission Center and do
computer work at the church.
Occupation: IBM Tech Consultant
Spouse: Karen Akin Years Married: 39 years
I am a tech consultant on mainframe computers for IBM, helping software
vendors enable their applications on IBM systems. This career has taken
us all over the country. Hobbies and other interests over the years have
included sailing and sailboat racing, flying, open-wheeled auto racing,
skiing, auto mechanics and restoration, motor cycling, sport free-climbing
in Yosemite, the 5-string banjo, and now... Golf. Loren Dale is an avid
public links club tournament player, around 18 handicap.
Married Name: Jendeski
Spouse: Rob Occupation: Network Engineer, Science
Applications International Corp.
Years Married: 9 years Children: 2
Well, I expected to be in Helotes, TX for the rest of my natural life,
but here I am in Sierra Vista, AZ. After a week in state, the worst of
the mess is over. My computer room still looks like hell hit by a tornado,
but then it has always looked that way and probably always will.
I was married to Pat Clifton, class of 59, for over 30 years. Pat was
in the Air Force so we lived in many different states and countries. I
loved moving different places and meeting new people. Pat and I divorced
early in 1992 shortly before he retired from the Air Force but we remain
close friends. Pat teaches at a community college in San Antonio. Pat
and I have two children, Patrick and Rachael. Patrick just returned to
the US after spending 10 years in Bangkok, Thailand. Rachael lives in
New Braunfels, TX and has provided me with three granddaughters, Jenna
15, Jerelyn 12, and Jaeci 7.
In the fall of 1992 I walked into the assembly hall of the singles department
of my church and saw a man I had never met before. I introduced myself
to Robert Jendeski and about a year later we were married. Rob is a network
engineer and has been employed by Science Applications International Corporation
since he retired from the Air Force.
About four years ago my brother asked me to search the internet for information
about our main families, Wright, Payne, Stafford, Slover, and Vance, just
to name a few. I agreed and in a short time was hooked on putting together
the world's biggest jigsaw puzzle of ancestors. I really enjoy it and
probably spend waaay too much time in graveyards and on the internet finding
information about all these dead people. If you have any interest in the
above surnames, e-mail me. Your ancestors just might be in my database.
Most are from IN, AR, TN, IT, and OK. Paynes, however, might be aliens
from another planet. Their history seems to end about 1800 somewhere in
OH. NO ONE can find them before then.
Beside genealogy, I love to travel. Rob is on the road a lot and I go
with him whenever I can. For vacations, we usually head for Hawaii, one
of my most favorite places in the world. This spring we met my daughter
and granddaughters in Honolulu to show the grandchildren where their mother
grew up. Now, Rob and I will probably never be able to go back without
three little voices begging to tag along.
Diane Smith Preston pretty much had me talked into attending the reunion,
when this move to AZ came up. I would love to be there but find that I
just cannot face another long trip so soon after moving. Maybe in 5 years...