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News from MHS Class of 1964

Our News has become so large that I have placed the news items for2008 - 2015, CLICK HERE.for news from 2005 through 2007, CLICK HERE.

Friday, August 7th, 2016

Thanks to Jerry Cooksey's wife Barb for letting us know about the passing of another classmate. Cheryl Clark Ennis passed away on August 7, 2016 in Spokane.

I've put a copy of Mike's obituary on Cheryl's MHS1964 page.

Friday, August 1st, 2015

Thanks to Gordon Rydholm for letting us know about the passing of another classmate. Mike Doherty passed away on July 30, 2015.

I've put a copy of Mike's obituary on Mike's MHS1964 page.

Saturday, May 23th, 2015

Thanks to Gordon Rydholm for letting us know about the passing of another classmate. Larry Giesa passed away on May 21, 2015.

Larry began High School with us in Moscow but his family moved to Colfax where he graduated with that 1964 Class.

I put a copy of Larry's obituary on his MHS1964 page.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Tom Helbling sent along an update. Please read the message below.

Hi family & friends,

As many of you know I have been  diagnosed with Acute Leukemia.  The following caring bridge web site has been established to provide the status of the “Holy Adventure” that we are now on.  Our spirits are high to fight the good fight & WIN!  I plan to provide routine updates of status to this web site to keep you informed.  The site is accessible to anyone so feel free to pass it along to anyone who would like to see it.

It is a treasure to have the care, love & support from family and friends at a time like this.

Tom Helbling

Sunday, August 15th, 2014

Bill Moore sent along an update. He and Wilma are relocating from Alberta to B.C. I put the detail on the Bill's page.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Thanks to Mary Rydholm Clark for here info update and the new pictures. I put the updates on Mary's page.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

A busy updte day!

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Dodie Cook Ruzicki sent along a nice update along with a couple of new pictures! I put the detail on the Dodie's page.

Friday, June 13th, 2014

I received a call from Barry Chesnut (class of '62) about his wife, Karen Bingham Chesnut.

In February of this year, Karen suffered a stroke and is still recovering. Once she was about to "Graduate" from the recovery center... Karen fell and broke her hip but is expected to return home soon. I hope you'll join me in keeping Karen in out thoughts and prayers.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I found out why I hadn't heard from Dennis Peterson... I didn't have his new email address! I put the the new email on the Dennis' page.

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Bill Bailey sent along a great update - Pictures and more! I put the detail on the Bill's page.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2014

Boyce Mitchell sent an update. I put the detail on the Boyce's page.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Joanne Putman Mickey sent an update with some new pictures. I put the detail on the Joanne's page.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

John Wilson sent an update along with a picture of his son and grandson. I put the detail on the John's page.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

John Wilson sent an update along with a picture of his son and grandson. I put the detail on the John's page.

Sunday, March 23th, 2014

Pat Gayman Bates sent a photo of the "Fun 5's" Seattle adventure. I put the detail on the Memories page.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Jane Johnson Penning sent a Contact Info update. I put the detail on Jane's page.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Tom Helbling sent a nice update and pictures for his MHS page. I placed them on Tom's page.

Thursday, January 16th, 2013

Arnie Larson send it an updated email address. I placed it on Arnies's page.

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 - MERRY CHRISTMAS

John MacPhee and I had breakfast a few weeks back and he gave me a bunch of his memories to share. I placed them on John's page.

Monday, December 11th, 2013

Mary Rydholm Clark sent along a site update. I placed it (included pictures) on Mary's page.

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Back in October, I got a note from Sue Engles (Dave's wife) and I had meant to share that with the class. The world may have been spinning too fast that day. Here's Sue's message:

Thought I'd let you know about a couple of changes in our lives.  Our daughter Mary moved to Moscow in August, 2012 to attend graduate school at the University of Idaho.  She's working on a doctorate in water resources management.
It was getting a little lonely there in Aurora, and since I retired last November, I was free to go where I wanted.  So at the end of June I sold my house and moved to Moscow.  Dave and I left Moscow to move to Alaska in May 1973.  He had lived here since 1959; and I since 1965.  I'm leasing an apartment for awhile to see if I like it here well enough to buy something.  So far I like it very much. 
Jenny and her family still live in Honolulu.  Mary and I and Dave's brother Chuck will be there with them for Christmas.

Sue sent in an update today to catch us up again...

I'm getting nicely settled here in Moscow.  One of the fun things I'm doing is hiking with a group of women who try to get out once a week, rain or shine.  One of the women is Cathy Porter, Jack's wife.  It is nice getting to know her.

I plan to keep Sue updated on our Reunion in hopes that she may join us for part of the event.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Linda Dailey Mix sent in an update for her email address.

I put the updated information on Linda's page. 

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Well... I finally have enjoyed all of the service interuptions I can stand so... I'm bidding farewell to Frontier Internet. I put my NEW email address ( on my site page.

I also put the information on my Bill Sever page. 

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

The Daily News posted an obituary for Katie Kiblen Dwyer.

I put the information on Katie's page

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

George Wendt sent along a newsy update today. He's now in Henderson NV and enjoying the roll of "Grampa"!

I placed the update and new address info on George's page.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The postman delivered a nice update and photo from Cheryl Pitkin Hatch today. She outlines a busy 2013 and their plans for escaping into retirement.

I placed the detail on Cheryl's page.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2013

I got an update from Jim Iverson today. He's now retired and relocated.

I placed the detail on Jim's page.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2013

I spoke with Mary Cossairt Spilva today. She's polled current committee members and they are suggesting Friday, June 27th (first gathering on Friday night) - Sunday morning get-away breakfast on June 29th, 2014 for our 50th reunion.

We'd like to hear back from our classmates on the dates please.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2013

I received an email from Kathryn Buchanan Maynard to let us know of the passing of Katie Kiblen Dwyer.

I put the Kathryn's messages on Katie's page

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

I received a note from Robert Pierson to let us know of the passing of Steve Ayers brother Brian. Brian passed away on May 24th, 2013.

I put the Coeur d'Alene Press obituary info on Brian's page on the website. 

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

I got a note from Janet Finley Sinclair updating her email address.

I put the update on Janet's page.

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Gordon Rydholm updated his email address.

I put the update on Gordon's page.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

I got an update from Janet Finley Sinclair today along with a contact update and some nice pictures!

I put the update on Janet's page.

Monday, March 18th, 2013

I got a few notes back from classmates in response to my mass email.

A few classmates had updates.

Ruth Christionson Alred - email update
Phil Crossler - New Pic
Kathy Rogers Crossler - New Pic

I put the updates on their pages.

Start thinking about the 50th... it won't be long!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I got a note from Lana (Hall) Lathrop about our missing classmate Marcie Cole. Sadly, Marcie passed away in Key West Florida in December of 2012.

I put Marcie's update on his page.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I got a note from Bill Berrigan. Some may know that last February Bill & Kathy's home was gutted by an electrical fire. He wrote to let us know they're back in the rebuilt home and to let us know they're looking forward to getting together in 2014!.

I put Bill's update on his page.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I got a note from Bruce Nygaard. Effective today... He and Michele are in new diggs.

I put their new address and update on Bruce's page.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

I got a note from  Phil Crossler this morning to let us know about an Email change and a status update for him and Kathy. I changed the Email address on their pages. In addition to the contact info, Phil said:

'our status has now changed and both Kathy and I are retired!!  Kathy for several months and me for several days.  Now to figure out “What next Lord”.'

Wednesday, August 22th, 2012

Rick Breen (Steven Breen's brother) called yesterday. He had heard of Charlie's passing and wanted to let us know that he remembers Charlie and many other classmates. He wanted to keep in touch and... if folks from the class find themselves in the Salem OR area... give him a call. He asked that I pass along a message to the class.

So here is my contact info:  6345 Lakeside Drive, Brooks, OR 97305   503 393-2008.  Brooks is north of Salem -- I'm located about one mile east of I-5. 

My wife and I live on three acres and we actually have a concrete RV pad (with all hookups) on our place.  That's not to say one must have an RV to drop in -- all Spuds are welcome to hole up, eat, rest, etcetera -- dogs welcome.  So if I/we can be of assistance to whomever in the future, great.  I'd love to see the red, white and blue license plates roll through the gate.  :-0 

  Best wishes.  Rick 

Wednesday, August 22th, 2012

I Was contacted by Joetta Wallace today.   Charlie Wallace lost his battle with Cancer this past Saturday, August 18, 2012. A service is planned in Willamette Oregon on the 29th and burrial will be at the Wellamatte Cemetary.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

I got a nice newsy update from Joni (Joanna) Walker Anderson today.   She's had quite a summer... a new grandson, a Heart Attack and surgery... I put the detail on Joni's page.

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

I got an email from Linda Watts Newberry (Class of 1965) asking us to consider sharing some of our pigeonholed memorabilia for the 1912 Center Centennial Celebration from "back in the day".   I plan to send info out in email and post it on facebook but... CLICK HERE to learn more about the 1912 Center Centennial Celebration event.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I got a note from Steve Bell with an address update. He tells me he's truly blessed and said, "we have a view now, with wild turkey and deer in our yard ". Cool!

I updated the info on Steve's pages.

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Rich Griffin passed on an update for his email address. It reads a bit like a eulogy for an old friend... It reads:

"To all of my Classmates

It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart I bring you the news, GROUPERTROOPER45 had his Home Going celebration this Friday 6/1/2012 around 10:00 AM.   Yes, Groupertrooper45 served me will for many years.  Friday morning I was told by Earthlink, someone had got my pass word to my e-mail account and was sending bulk mail to everyone on my address book and because this was not the first time, they closed my account.

My new e-mail address is:  "".  I know it is not as flashy and storytelling as the Grouper but it is much shorter and easier to write.

So say fear well to The Grouper and welcome RCGriff.  He is the same great guy. 

Take Care,
Richard C. Griffin"

I also updated the address on Rich's page.


Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Pat Pope died May 6th, 2012The Reno Gazette published Pat Pope's obituary this morning.

I put the article on Pat's page.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

I got a note from Phil Crossler with email address updates for him and Kathy.

I updated the info on Phil and Kathy's pages.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Pat PopeI got a call from Linda Watts Newberry (MHS Class of 65) to let us know that Pat Pope died on Sunday, May 6, 2012. When more information is available, I will post it here and on Pat's page.

This is so sad... Pat was a fine fellow and great classmate.   Bill

May 10th Update:

I talked with Pat's wife Liz this morning. They have decided on June 9th for a service. It's giving some time for kids to gather. Sadly, she told me that their daughter Allison gave birth to their grandson on May 6th... the day Pat died.

An obituary will be available soon and I'll share that too.

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Sue Engles, Dave's Wife, sent in an update describing a recent adventure.  It was actually a note she wrote to the Canby Oregon Mayor and the Council... outlining why she missed an important budget meeting. CLICK HERE to take a look!

I thought you might like to see it.


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