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Ann (Reynolds) Paul Hollis and I are living in Mukilteo. He is retired, but a full time computer geek. I am still working as a computer programmer in Seattle. I am also an avid gardener and an active member of an Amnesty International community group. I am delighted to be in touch with my high school friends after all these years. Apr 12, 2003
Arlene (Johnson) Halsen
Beverly "Bev" (Peacha) Ferris Nightengale
(Congratulations to Bev on her marriage 21 May 2005!)
Bill Moran "After High School, I went to Seattle U., graduated in mechanical engineering in 1963, married Bonnie (Collister, EHS '60), lived in Seattle for a couple of years, then moved to Kenmore where we raised our five children. For the last couple of years, we have been spending our winters in Arizona. We have twelve grand kids now, ages 1 to 20.
"After a couple of years at Boeing, I spent the next 22 years designing and building Navy ships for Lockheed Shipbuilding in Seattle. Then it was off to Washington State Ferries for the Jumbo MkII's, and finally to a Ballard Naval Architect, where I think I finally retired last year. July 23, 2008
Bob Lewis 2012, Sept 12: We sold half of our coffee business (the espresso shop) in 07, and the other half (the roasting operation) in 011. We moved to Wasilla, Alaska, about 50 miles north of Anchorage, and are both real estate agents and enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle without being business owners. Still hoping to join everyone at the Golden Corral one of these days.
2007, Sept 23: "Diane and I are still running our small gourmet coffee roasting company in Anchorage, Alaska, and enjoying travel to the warmer climates in the winter. Also enjoy your monthly luncheon updates and the notes on what's happening with everyone. Hope to one day attend one of those luncheons at the Golden Corral ... sounds like fun.
2005, Jan 11: "Diane & I are still living in Anchorage, Alaska, but as time goes by things change. We now have 2 grandsons, and a granddaughter in the military. One grandson in the Army, and currently serving in Iraq. The other two are in the Marines, currently stationed on U.S. soil. These kids are the same age we were when we graduated in '58....I recall that war was the last thing on our minds. Now going to war is very real to the kids graduating today. We still own our own business (Alaska Coffee Co.) a gourmet coffee roasting company, and coffee shop. We only spend a few hours a week at the business as our employees run the day to day operations. This allows Diane and me to pursue our travels and enjoy the many different golf courses and restaurants throughout the country."
Bob Rothschiller Married to Anita. Project manager for Silver Spur Resort, a private gated resort community near Lake Chelan, WA. Website.
Carol (Grosenick) Hodgen
Colleen (Maloy) Pinner "I am married to a Civil Engineer and we have a small engineering firm in Ferndale, WA. John is mostly retired and I still run the business. I have three grown children and three grown stepchildren. Together that gave us 4 grandchildren. We live on a small acreage with dogs, cats and sheep. I few years ago I got interested in Dog Agility and ended up selling my horses and all the equipment and became a true Agility Addict. I currently compete with my Sheltie and am training a Pomeranian (30 pounds of independence trapped in a 3-1/2 pound body) and our newest addition a nine month old Standard Poodle. It keeps me young and active. In my spare time I teach agility classes for our dog club and help with the 4-H agility classes. In the last 5 minutes of my days I became a free-lance writer. The non-fiction is published and the fiction is still in the computer. I'd love to hear from any of you." Colleen Jul 12, 2001 . . .( Note: Colleen's husband passed away in early 2007)
Cora (Colby) Hatt Enumclaw, WA. "I have been married since 1961, have two daughters and two wonderful grandsons 6 and 8.. I have tried to give them the same values I came up with. I haven't changed much just MILDLY AGED. On September 23,1999, I had a heart transplant at University of Washington. What an experience! Mary came and visited me several times. I am very thankful for the bessings I have. Love, Cora" Jan 27, 2001
Dale Stein "Thought I better update my data to admit I am still addicted to this overeseas life style, now living and working in Brisbane, Australia. All four children are doing well and Linda is enjoying being retired. Maybe I will retire next year (for the fourth time)." Dale May 30, 2011
Darlene (Wilkerson) Kolb July 14, 2008
Deanna K. (Litten) Odman Sky Valley, CA "I've been married to Marv (1953 graduate) for 26 years. We blended 10 children, 7 of them were still at home. We've had a wonderful full, happy and challenging life. I just retired from the City of Rancho Mirage after 19+ years. I'm doing volunteer work for the CASA Program and we plan on traveling a lot to visit children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If any of you winter in the Palm Springs area, give us a call and let's get together!" Sept 14, 2003
Delores "Dee" (Reiley) McDermott "Married to Jim McDermott who graduated in 1957 from Edmonds High. Two grown daughters, three grandchildren who are now adults. Grandson, 23, lives and works in Tacoma. Two granddaughters, one, 18 and a freshman at WSU in Pullman; second granddaughter, 20, lives in Aberdeen and is a beautition. We have two dogs and two cats.
We will celebrate our 49th anniversary this August. Both of us have retired and like to travel as much as possible. We still live in Olympia and love it. Life is good!" Feb 16, 2006
Diane (Wendell) Skewes Nauvoo, Illinois (deceased 09/12/09, see Roll Call - gone)
Dick Rusk Retired and been fulltime RVing since 2006. Just celebrated 50th Wedding Anniversary with my best friend and high school sweetheart. May 27, 2011
Don Munshower "Upon graduating from EHS I enlisted in the Marine Corps for 4 yrs. I then enrolled at Fresno State, completed my bachelor's degree and received my elementary teaching cred. I taught school for 2 years and returned to California State University, Fresno for my MA in Educ. Counseling. I have been a counselor at Fresno City Coll. for 27 yrs. and will be retiring June 30th 2003. I married Carol approx. 34 years ago and we have 3 children-Caron, a counselor at Ohlone Comm.Coll., twins, Donny and Joy. Donny is currently working for UC Merced and next fall will pursue his grad. degree in Colo. Joy is an artist and also will be enrolling in graduate school next fall. Carol is the Director of International Student Services at CSU Fresno. Fresno is in California's central San Joaquin Valley (about halfway between LA and San Francisco) and is approx. 400,000 generally warm bodies.
Next fall I intend to enroll in a welding class to improve my welding skills. I hope to create some metal sculptures. I water ski, golf, play tennis, fish and currently, I'm pumping money down a hole called a saltwater reef aquarium. We have a half acre with oranges, lemons, limes, grapes, persimmons, almonds, pecans (squirrel food), nectarines, etc. Traveling, nationally and internationally is planned." Sep 12, 2002
Dorothy (Niver) Habif After working in Seattle as an RN for several years, I decided to expand my horizons and joined the Air Force Reserves to be a "week-end warrior." While in training I met my future husband at the school of flight medicine in San Antonio (a very romantic town!) and wound up moving to the other side of the country. We have lived in the Portsmouth, NH area since he finished his Dermatology residency and set up practice in 1974. Our sons are still in college (Boston & St.Louis). Tom will never retire and manages 3 full time jobs which leaves me with managing everything else. I did play my french horn for about 10 years but gave it up when it created joint problems. Babershop singing is now my passion. I find it a much healthier hobby and a lot more social (and fun). I get to Seattle every 6-9 months to see my family and friends and the lunch group is high on my priority list. See you in July. April 02, 2001
Dorothy "Dottie" (Warren) Schulz South Lyon, Michigan. "Married since January 1959 to Phil who is presently an investigator, he is a retired sergeant from the Detroit Police Department where he worked for 27 yrs. I am retired from the Detroit School Board where I worked as a Secretary in a Detroit Public School. We have 4 Boys all married and a daughter who is unmarried. All of our boys were born before the oldest was five, none are twins, I was a very busy Mom. I am very active in our church, and I love to crochet teddybears. I also love to cook and of course I enjoy eating what I cook. I also just love it when any or all of our 6 grandchildren can stay with us. They all live in Michigan as do all of our children. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who cares to e-mail me, I have a very appropriate e-mail address Edmonds1958@aol.com Easy to remember and I was surprised when it wasn't already used. My Dad died in 1971 and Mom in 1990. I still have a sister and brother in the state of Washington. I have visited Seattle many times and would enjoy another visit soon. I still am in contact with Carol (Grosenick) Hodgen . Thanks for the Web Page. dottie" Feb 14, 2001
Everett Costa "moved to Merlin Oregon, (north of Grants Pass) out in the wonderful green forest. Have taken up fiddling with the Oregon old time fiddlers. We perform all over the state for churches, retirement homes, special city events, etc. it is great fun, many friends. I've taken up kyaking, (keeps me in shape). I'll be 70 on the 23rd and i love it. bless you all. Ev" March 2, 2010
Frances "Fran" (Thorn) Banasick "After graduating from the UW, I taught for a few years in Washington State before heading overseas to teach in the U. S. school in Panama. There I met and married John, raised 3 sons, continued teaching and was actively involved in community theater. After 28 years it was time to retire and return to Whidbey Island. My mother and I share the family house and my sons all live in Bellingham. I have found so many new interests and hobbies that I really don't know how I found time to work all those years." Apr 29, 2001 (Update: Fran's mother died in March of 2002)
Gary Smith Carole and I have been located in west Texas since 1993 to be near her sister, Linda (Platt/EHS'66), following retirement from ARCO Alaska in 1991. The last twelve years we have been spending at least four months in the northwest during the summer, to avoid the Texas heat. We have three childrentwo in Texas, one in California and six grandchildren, all in Texas. Oct 04, 2008
Genny (Stilwell) Besecker Miles "I am so excited about returning to Seattle after 40 years. It will be so much fun going to the 58" reunion. Married an Annapolis graduate that went into the Submarine service. We moved about every 6 - 19 months. I went to college while raising three children. We lived most of the time in Hawaii, Japan, California and Florida. Although we have traveled to most over seas ports. Between husbands, I modeled, ran a charm school and became an airline hostess.
"My second husband was the owner/trainer of a Gray Hound, Racing Kennel. We had dog farms in Ireland, England, Oklahoma and New York. This was a very exciting vocation. My daughter married a Lebanese exchange student. We ended up in Lebanon getting married with bombs falling. She has two children that are students, attending the University of Florida. My two sons are self-employed. For the past 17 years I have specialized in SPORTS THERAPY. I am self employed. A Doctor of Naturopathy, ND. and have just became a REIKE MASTER. I do volunteer work for the Humane Society and Red Cross. My greatest joy is being a Lt. in the Seminole Power Squadron. I love boating. " June 6, 2003
Georgia (Gibson) Scoles I have been married to my husband, Russ, for 37 years and we have two children, Tim and Lisa and 2 wonderful grandchildren, Molly, 8 years old and Matthew, 5 years. We moved to Mt. Vernon in 1976 and I've been working for the Mt. Vernon School Dist. for 21 years. One more and I join the ranks of the retired. My husband has been retired for 6 years. We love to pull our camping trailer to anywhere and park. Would like to hear from you. Hope to see you at one of our luncheons. Feb 24, 2001
Georgia (Purton) LaBelle "Married Keith LaBelle from the class of 57, 42 years ago and have raised our 2 children here in Edmonds. Retired from the City of Edmonds after 25½ years. Have had the opportunity to travel outside of the country several times and hope to see more of the states now that we are retired. Enjoy seeing our classmates at the monthly luncheons and look forward to our next class reunion." Aug 19, 2002
Gordon Mummey "Sales manager for Hilton Resorts in Vegas, lots of golf and poker. Loving life." June 4, 2010
Helen (Ohlen) Gregory-Nopson "Hi classmates of 1958! I was married in 1963, widowed in 1992. Moved to Sedro-Woolley in 1988. No kids or grandkids for me, but lovely nieces and nephews with offspring! Also no pets anymore, save a herd of exceptional dust bunnies, one outdoor frog with a touch of laryngitis and variety of visiting neighborhood cats.
"I spent years working in new car dealerships (Ford, Volkswagen and Porsche+Audi), first as a title clerk but mostly as office manager. Spent two years as Executive Director of the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce; couldn't take the "politics," so quit to follow my dream of illustrating, writing and self-publishing. I'm an active member of the Skagit Valley Writers League and maintain this Website for our Class of 1958. ****** UPDATE: February 2012: I've been writing my memoir/creative nonfiction since 2009 (and will rewrite/revise when I get done) , participate in a writers' critique group called Lit Pickers, AND wed fellow classmate Jim Nopson on 10/10/10 in Oregon. We live in Sedro-Woolley.
Howard Howland "Currently counting down to retirement. I lost my wife of 44 years 12/23/05. We had two girls, no grandchildren. I have spent my adult life, after 4 years in the Marine Corps, doing Manufacturing and metal related work. I worked for 23 years at Black & Decker Mfg. making power tools, and most recently making body repair parts for people, hip joints, knee joints and spinal repair parts as well as the surgical instruments. Along life's path I also picked up an AA in Business, several courses in metallurgy. Hobbies are woodworking, and shooting. I have made several things out of red oak and walnut in my well equipped one car shop. For the most part this is where I will spend a lot of my retirement." update: March 04, 2007
J. Ward Phillips go to Ward Phillips.
Jack Thompson "We enjoyed the reunion very much, Thank you, Ward, and all the others who worked to make it a success. I met Irene in 1963. We were married Dec. 29, 1964. We have two children, a son E.G. living in Palmer AK. and a daughter living in Seattle. E.G. is a pilot with Northern Air Cargo. He and his wife have a ten year old daughter and a seven year old son. Our daughter is a tech. writer with an avionics company. Lisa and her husband have an almost three year old son. Since retiring in 2002 after forty years in construction in Seattle, we have been fortunate enough to travel to Australia, Italy several times, Slovenia and countries on the Black Sea. Also Croatia and Bosnia. And of course both sides of family in the U.S.
A get together in 2008 sounds great. Ward really does make an outstanding host. Well, enough for now and will try to come to more gatherings." Jack T. Oct 30, 2005
Jay Cockrum "Currently I have one wife, three children and three grandsons. After forty some years in the automobile business, I have been enjoying family, friends and the retired life living on Camano Island. Much of my "spare" time is spent with the Corvette automobile hobby where we are associated with four organizations. We enjoy the history, restoration, showing and just driving of our Corvettes. Also, all the effort Helen (O) G. has put forth on this EHS web is sure appreciated." Jay update: March 25, 2007
Jack Diebag "Married 46 years to same wonderful woman [Karen]. Selling business and retiring to fly, hunt and fish Alaska. Still have most of my health, can't remember where I put the rest. (grin) update: August 13, 2013
Jean Jacobsen Jepson "After attending Edmonds Elementary for four years, our family moved to Seattle where I graduated from Queen Anne High in 1958. I have an Associate Degree from BYU/Hawaii and my Bachelor's Degree from BYU. I married my husband, Robert in 1969, who is a retired Physical Therapist and we have three children and nine grandchildren. I will be in the Seattle area for my QA reunion on 10/4/13 and would love to contact former friends from Edmonds. Some of my most fond memories of my life are from those four years in Edmonds.
My husband and I have lived in Utah for 42 years and were recently the Grand Marshalls for our Independence Day Celebration in Richfield." update: Sept 13, 2013
Jim Brennan "Live in Bend, Oregon since 1968. Ski 100 mornings a year, windsurf 30 days in the Gorge of the Columbia and Maui. Full time real estate broker sinc 1970." update March 25, 2007
Joan (Yates) Tahami I have two successful, married sons. So far, I am not a grandmother. Have my fingers crossed that I will be one day. I married their father while we were both in college. He was an Iranian exchange student.
Because of the international connection, I have traveled all over the world. Just returned from a wonderful African trip and plan to go to China. I am semiretired. Love working in the Emergency room in the Virginia hospital, close by to my house.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the July reunion. Jun 6, 2003
Joanne (Bradbury) Peterson "Dear classmates, I am thinking of the many wonderful times we've enjoyed together during the past year, especially at our beach picnic and monthly luncheons. It occurs to me that I am most proud of all of us! I love to hear the stories about careers, children, grandchildren (I want some!), hobbies, faith, health...the sum of the decades since we knew each other as teen-agers. It is a happy thought in the turmoil of life to realize that we can depend upon each other, are available to each other, after so many years apart. Jackie's illness has shown that in a major way, but the minor moments are important, too. There is something special in sharing a smalltown history, isn't there? Thanks to all of you for your warmth and friendship and acceptance. Joanne Bradbury Peterson
P.S. I think the back room at The Golden Corral in Marysville should have the words "EHS Class of '58" prominantly displayed. By now, isn't it "our" place? I'm looking forward to seeing you all on June 29th." Jun 7, 2002
John Cooper "After EHS I went on to the U Dub and got my BS in Mech, Engineering. Spent my working years before retirement in western Washington and finished up my engineering work at Boeing after 17 years. Spent 6 years after college in the Air Force Reserve; during that time my unit was put on active duty and I was given an all expenses paid trip back to my homeland (The UK) by Uncle Sam. The only trouble was that my Air Force duties kept getting in the way of my sight seeing plans.
"I thought that I was set to be a confirmed bachelor until I met my soulmate in 1971; we were married in 1972 and have lived in Mukilteo ever since. We, Diane and I, have two children Andrea and Matt, and they have blessed us with three grand kids, Jillian, Rudy and Elliot. Oh what a joy a loving family is. Truly The Good Lord has blessed us!
"Diane and I are planning to attend the reunion in 2008 and are anticipating a great time. Special thanks to all of my hard-working classmates who are making this event possible." John T. "Coop" Cooper August 28, 2007
John Dudley "After graduating from EHS, I worked and lived at a saw mill near Arlington until entering the Air Force in early 1962. During my 20 years in the Air Force, I served in the Far East, Middle East and Europe. After retiring from the Air Force at the Pentagon in 1982, I went to work for a government computer security contractor in the Washington D.C. area.
"I worked for BAE Systems for over 20 years managing contracts and teams of information specialists supporting various intelligence agencies. I retired from BAE Systems in 2006 and began doing volunteer work at our local high school. Ann and I have been married for nearly 40 years and live in Alexandria, Virginia. I enjoy golfing, traveling and working around our house and yard. Also, we are active in our local country and western dance association. We have two sons and two grandchildren. One son is a government contracting officer in Boston and the other is an Air Force pilot. We love to travel to their homes for frequent visits." John Dudley February 07, 2008
Judy Collins "The Irish girl is still bopping along, and semi-retired. Am living in the Lake Goodwin area, working pt time at the Tulalip casino and doing a little golf when I have some off time. I am hoping to get to the next luncheon as my sister Sue gave me the info. Sincerely," Judy Collins May 06, 2007
Judy (Holfeldt) Evans "We live in Arizona year round as of two years ago. We travel to Washington for a month in the summer. We play lots of tennis, golf, and Bruce plays senior softball." Feb 22, 2007
Judy (Meldrum) McManus Moved to Concrete from San Juan Island in October 2012. Happy to be back in "America". Looking for worknot ready to retire! UPDATE Oct 15, 2013
"I've fully recovered from my Oct. 2006 heart attack and triple by-pass and all is well. My two children are in Seattle. I have two grandchildren, ages 2 and 11. I'll try to attend lunch soon!" --Judy UPDATE May 19, 2007
Karen (Thompson) Miller "My husband and I went through college together in Nebraska and then taught school together. He went into school superintendencies and I went into school libraries. Then we dropped out of education and moved to the PNW. He started building houses and I went to work in Records Management in Seattle. After 2 different downsizes in 16 years, I luckily got a job in our local library just a few miles from home. That was about 9 years ago. Now it is is getting close to retirement and yet I really love my job. I am really looking forward to seeing my EHS friends at the reunion!" Sep 03, 2002
Kathy "Ryn" (Diemert) Streuli "I now use the first name "Ryn," the last three letters of Kathryn and a nickname bestowed upon me by my late grandmother. I am married to Herb Streuli, a retired dairy farmer. He is a part time agent with John L Scott Reality, in Enumclaw, and donates much of his time as an auctioneer to benefit charity organizations. We have two sons, Mark (an analyst in Olympia within the Senate) and Scott (an engineer with Baugh Construction). The boys have blessed us with three grandsons.
"I attended PLU and received my BA Social Work and MSW. Following graduation I worked with DSHS. Later, I returned to school, CWU, to earn a BA in Education. The last seventeen years I have been teaching in Enumclaw, eighth grade English. I plan on retiring next year. Herb and I sold the dairy farm one year ago and are presently living in town, a new experience. We have property on Moses Lake, next to Moses Pointe Golf Course, there we enjoy the summer sun, water sports, golf, hunting, and fishing. We are undecided if we will build there and become snow birds or move south permanently." Mar 15, 2001
Lila Ekstedt Sween "I am living in Pacific County, Wa. and have for 11 years now. Snohomish County finally got too busy for me. I have raised five children; Cyndy Maloy Meade, who lives on Whidbey Island and works at Group Health in Everett, Mike Maloy; who lives in Seattle and is the Internet Tech (IT) at the King County Crisis Clinic; Ken, who lives here in Pacific County, Terry Barker who is a full time mother living in Woodinville and Candee, who also lives here and is a full time mother to two. I have 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I am the Pacific County Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner and a relief Postmaster at a tiny Post Office in Bay Center. We live in the woods where "the deer and the antelope play." I am looking forward to seeing everyone after ALL these years." May 13, 2003
Linda (Coates) White (update pending ...)
Lyle Litch "I was quite surprised this evening to have gotten a call inviting me to the class reunion. My wife went to your web site and we spent the entire evening looking and reading and listening. What a super job you folks have done. The date is written on our calendar and we hope to one day make it to a luncheon. This month we are celebrating our anniversary on our local Princess Entiat river boat for a dinner and a cruise, alas, the cruise falls on Sept. 28th.
My wife and and I moved to the little town of Entiat in November of 2002, having moved out of the mountains in the Lake Wenatchee area. We love the warmer weather. Between us we have four grown children, 3 daughters and 1 son and five grandsons, ages 5 to 16. We love the outdoors and camp every chance we get. I still have my old faithful 1968 Chevrolet pickup. The newest addition to our family is a very spoiled but loveable German Shepard/Chow male dog who answers to the name "Max". Would love to hear from you." Lyle Litch Sep 4, 2002
Mary Lou (Sweet) May "My family first moved to Edmonds when I was in first grade and I remember sweet Mrs. Hatch and we had to walk all the way down by the High School... I went to Lynnwood Jr. High the first year it was open our class was first ones in as big 8th graders and the next year lowly freshmen at Edmonds High School... but with my dad so very ill we ended up moving and I graduated from Highline in 58 but always considered Edmonds my home... So nice to see photos of classmates from my youth!" Toodles & Prayers, Mary May Sep 26, 2002
Mary Suzette "Sue" (Rogers) Sutton "Call me Sue! I'm living in Nashville, TN, after 25 yrs in NC. Retired from NC Judicial System as Administrative Judge. Daughter in Santa Barbara, CA, son in Hendersonville, NC, & daughter in Nashville, TN with 2 TERRIFIC grandsons, age 8 & 12. Joy of my life! I miss "home," Edmonds will always be that to me. Now, I "dink around" learning to oil paint....make Red Hat Lady Greeting Cards and get in as much trouble as I can! Hello to all. I have enjoyed reading about everyone...we have gotten to the "rusty" years with style!" Sue Aug 24, 2006
Melody (Testar) Carter
Michael Strobeck I have been living in Spokane since 1975. Due to retire in December of this year. Second marriage. We have 16 grandkids and one great with another on the way. Many activities keep me busy. May 15, 2005
Nancy (Erickson) Schaub Bill Riddle (class of '57) and I had been married 18 years and had two boys when he was killed in a plane crash on Friday Harbor. I later married Willie Schaub (an electrical contractor and old friend) who was also widowed with a girl and two boys. We raised our brood in Edmonds (one year all 5 were teenagers!) and now grown they include a teacher-coach (Mount Vernon H.S.), a specialty store buyer, an architect, an electrician and a surveyor. They have blessed us with 10 wonderful grandchildren.
We have traveled to many exciting places including Europe, China and Africa (perhaps to get away from all those kids??!). In 2000 we built a barn on five acres in Mount Vernon with views of Mount Baker and the tulip fields. We are living in a small apartment in the barn and will build a home this summer. We love the Skagit Valley but are happy Edmonds is only 45 minutes away! Mar 26, 2001
Patricia A. (Gorman) King (deceased May, 2009, see Roll Call / Gone )
Phil Jenkins (deceased, see Roll Call / Gone )
Phyllis Knowles "I am interested in alternative and complementary medicine and have studied hypnotherapy, energy healing and other approaches to healing. I am also a Reiki Master (Reiki is a form of hands-on healing using energy). I believe that I was drawn to this because of my multiple sclerosis and my interest in different approaches to healing. (Fortunately, I have a mild case of M.S. for which I am profoundly grateful.) I also enjoy meditation, QiGong, movies, swimming and politics.
Writing is also one of my favorite pastimes. At this time, I am focusing on writing poetry. So far I haven't tried to have any of it published, but I have had book reviews published in the past. I am called Cookie Grandma by two delightful (what else!!??) grandsons... Neil (8) and Kenneth (4), both sons of my daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, Kevin. Liz is 34 and my son Paul just turned 40. EEEK! How did that happen??!! They all live in the area so I am able to enjoy their company.
I graduated from the UW with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Welfare in 1978. I am single." Aug 28, 2001
Roger Johnson Married to Sue. Retired in 1995, spend winters in Yuma, AZ. We travel a lotmotorhome, cruise ships and organized foreign land travel. We're enjoying our blended family of six kids and thirteen grandkids. March 10, 2012
Ron Hansen Currently serving as Deputy Mayor of the City of Shoreline, but his real job is a CPA practice, Hansen & McLaughlin, located just south of Main Street on 2nd Ave. in Edmonds. Ron would enjoy seeing his classmates, so stop by when you are in town. Apr 26, 2001
Saundra (Richardson) Little "I have been married to Roy Little (EHS Class of 1960) since 1983. We live on Samish Island about 13 miles northwest of Burlington. Most of my working years I worked as a dental assistant and/or receptionist. Roy owned his own business designing and manufacturing equipment for disabled people and in the late eighties I worked in the company office for awhile. He sold the business in 1997 and retired.
I have one son who lives in Mt Vernon with his wife and three children. We have five dogs although they are all small and all rolled together wouldn't make one big one! One Westy and four Japanese Chins. The Chins range in weight from six pounds down to three and a half pounds. We are currently working with an architect to design a remodel of the cabin we are living in and hope to start it sometime this summer. We love being retired, love living on Samish Island and would love to hear from more classmates. Hope you can join us on the web and for lunch too." Jan 29, 2001
Sharon (Stevens) Blegen After marrying an airman, Herm, I spent nearly 20 years traveling around the world. We settled in the Snohomish area in 1977. We had two children, a boy and a girl, both married and with children of their own, giving us 6 grandchildren. I own my own business with my daughter. We do wedding cakes, and have for 11 years. I remember so many of you guys, I hope some of you remember me. Apr 13, 2003
Sharon (Mouldey) Johnson
Sue (Embree) Hoekstra "I just recently retired after 22 years as a residential real estate agent. I have been married to Duane 40 years this year. We have two children, both married, and three grandchildren. We have done some traveling recently, and when we are home in Edmonds we enjoy our little Nordic Tug and a summer home on Camano Island." Apr 28, 2001
Terry Hanna "I have returned to my roots and am living in Edmonds off Olympic View Drive. I have lived and worked primarily in this state, but have also lived for periods of time in California and was on a Fulbright in Scotland for a year in 91-92. I retired in 1994 from Bellevue School District where I worked primarily as a school psychologist. I am married and have two adult children who are a joy to me. Life just gets better." Apr 28, 2001
Tom Dodds Website: www.informcopr-llc.com "After graduation and a failed attempt at Wash State I went into the Air Force for 3 years, 9 months and 18 days. Came out with some computer skills. Worked in the computer industry in Seattle, Portland, LA, San Francisco, Phoenix until 1980 when I moved to Chicago. I got married for the third time and had two lovely girls, Bryna and Ahna. We separated and divorced after 10 years, but I am still stuck in Chicago until Ahna has gotten out of high school and on with her life. Aug 04, 2003
In 2011, after the nest was really empty, I moved, permanently to Cuenca, Ecuador. I throughly enjoy Cuenca, the people, the culture, the weather, and mostly the cost of living. If you are ever in the area, give me a call.
Verna (Baever) Swanstrom "We have lived in Burien, WA for the last 26 years after living all over the world. My husband of 43 years, Eldon, was in the Air Force so we traveled with four kids to Tucson, Tacoma, Lancaster,CA, Virginia, Walla Walla, Colorado Springs, Germany and Hawaii. We had very exciting and interesting adventures in each new place we called home.
"I graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Nebraska and spent 37 years teaching little ones. I enjoyed my career so much and miss the kids now that I am retired. Our children are grown and have wonderful families. Our seven grand children are lots of fun, eventhough we have to travel to Kansas to see three of them.
"We enjoy the class meetings at the restaurant in Marysville. We just found out about them this year, thanks to Helen's detective work, so haven't gotten to meet with very many of you yet. So perhaps we'll see you soon, either in Marysville or at the Reunion." Oct 18, 2007
Ward Phillips "U of Wash, majored in rowing and girls. U of Hawaii, majored in surfing and girls. Westminster College, majored in a girl I met surfing in Hawaii. Babson College, majored in business.
"Career in real estate developing and investments. Retired in 1975 after completing Old Milltown in Edmonds. Set world record in solar boat, electric boat, solar car and electric car. Divorced. I raised two wonderful kids and a fantastic granddaughter.
"Now inventing new solar and electric devices to help the world and dating nice ladies who enjoy creative energy and helping others. Remember ... each day is all we have, so live, laugh and love: for we will not be coming back." Sept 29, 2008
Wayne E. Stewart "Retired now (aren't we all?) from US Air Force. Been lotsa places fond memories of many; trying to forget others. Have been an insurance investigator, pilot and career Air Force. Married to same Oklahoma girl 42 years (she's just keeping me around to see if I ever get it right...). One son; two grandsons. Hobbies: Music, guitar, auto racing, flying and our (2nd) Corvette. Oh, and 4-wheeling with my son and grandson (they still can't keep up with me...). Haven't missed enough meals weigh a whole lot more than did in '58 (current wrestling weight class Sumo...). Wear glasses & hearing aids (playing old time R&R too loud?), but no artificial body parts yet. Would like to attend 50th, but not sure will be able to. Still have fond memories of EHS." Nov 24, 2006
William F. Patterson "Been married 40 years to a wondeful Philadelphia girl, I met in Boston. One son, Bill Jr. Currently living in Searsport, Maine. It's nice to hear about so many fellow classmates." Sep 01, 2001