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MHS 1964 Classmates  News 2008 - 2011

Our News has become so large that I have placed the news items for 2005 through 2007 on a separate Page. CLICK HERE to go to the latest page CLICK HERE.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Pat Gaymen Bates sent in a "FUN FIVE" update! Pat, Marilyn, Bonnie, Mary and Linda spent five days in Lincoln City... the 2011 version of their annual adventure. CLICK HERE to view Pat's message and a few pictures from the event...

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Marian Anderson Leighty sent in an information update. She and husband Bob have moved to Texas! I put here message and updates on Marian's classmate page.

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Bonnie Kimberling Bull sent in an email to let us know she and husband Bill have moved to Clarkston WA. Bonnie also gave us a new email address so I put here message and updates on her classmate page.

Monday, June 11th, 2011

John Wilson let us know that Terry Burton (Class of '63) Passed away on June 10th. I found an Obituary for Terry in the June 20, 2011 edition of the Coeur d'Alene Press. CLICK HERE to view the detail.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

I got an email (with pictures) from Sue (Dave Engels wife) to let us know there's a new Grandbaby. I put the note and pictures on Dave's page.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I got an email from Jack Porter with a note about a GREAT article in The Pacific Northwest Inlander about Verne Windham & The Spokane Youth Orchestra.  The nice folks at the Inlander were kind enough to let us use the story...  CLICk HERE to check out the great narrative..

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I got an email from Janet Finley Sinclair with a picture of their new (twins) grandbabies. I put the picture on Janet's page. Congratulations Janet and Rocky.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

I got an email from Gary Skogen (Cheryl Nelson Skogen's husband) to let us know that Chery'ls mother, Marceline passed away this morning. She was 86 years old. I'll send a card on behalf of our class and if anyone else would like to write or send a card, please send them to:

Nelson Family
601 N. Kirby St #447
Hemet, CA 92545

Friday, January 1st, 2011

I got an email from Rick Ross today. Rick has relocated to the Tucson area. I updated the contact information on Rick's page.

Friday, December 31st, 2010

I got a call from Jim Culpepper. He says:

Jim is BionicIt seems he spent the last part of 2010 having a pacemaker/defibrillator installed.  He's now a distant cousin of Ironman (not Rain man).

Sounds like Jim's doing well!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I got a note from Bruce Nygaard. He says:

After almost 42 years in the same house, we have purchased a newer home at 916 Fairview Drive in Moscow.  It is rather overwhelming to see a lifetime accumulation of STUFF that quickly becomes JUNK when you have to move it!!  We are looking forward to a house that is all on one level as we begin (?) to get older!

I updated the address on Bruce's page.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

I got a nice photo and a note from Janet Finley Sinclair. Janet says, "It seems this family does things in twos.". Take a look at Janet's page.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I got a note and some pictures from Martha Weber Hocutt. One of the pics is of her "Celebratin the purchase of my first brand, new car. I put the pictures on her Page.

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

I got a note from Bruce Nygard. He said, "I, too, was caught in the switch from Verizon to Frontier.". I put his new email on his Page.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The Verizon transition to Frontier finally got to me. I now have a new personal email and I placed it on my Bill Sever Page.

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Steve Bell found his 8th Grade class picture. I placed a link below and on the Memories Page.
Check out the pictureEighth Grade..

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Diane Dahmen Ayton (MHS Class of 1965) sent along a short note about Carol Morton. I placed it on Carol's page.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I heard through the "grapevine" that Bruce Nygaard had a heart attack. I called him today and he says he's doing much better. They gave him a plane ride to Spokane and received a stint in a blocked artery on the 10th of June.

These golden years require a lot of focus....

Keep in touch.. and... if you have something you'd like to share with the class, drop me a note so I can put it on the website.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Sue Engels sent me a copy of Dave's Obituary. I placed it on Dave's page.

FYI:  David's obituary will be printed June 13 and 14 in the Oregonian newspaper, and June 16 in the Canby Herald. 

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Dave Engels

I received an update from Sue this afternoon about services for Dave.

Dave's service is tomorrow afternoon--sooner rather than later so that relatives who have come a distance can return home again. 

3:30 PM, WED JUNE 2nd

Please join the family afterward for remembrances and refreshments
21154 Liberty St NE
Aurora, OR 97002

Sue's contact info:

Sue Engels
21154 Liberty St NE
Aurora, OR 97002
Phone : 503-989-2502
Sue's email :

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Dave Engels

I have sad news.

I received a call from Dave's wife Sue this morning.  Dave's 19 year struggle with Parkinson's ended about 10:00am today.  Sue, their daughters, son in law and family were with him.   She said his passing was peaceful and told me that, in all the years of dealing with this awful illness, Dave never complained or felt sorry for himself. 

Sue will let me know more when they have finalized their plans and I'll pass that on to you.

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Dave Engels

I talked with Dave's daughter Mary today and the family is gathering with David as his health is failing rapidly. As you probably know, Dave has been living with Parkinson's for many years and in the recent months its progression has taken its toll.

I'm sure our thoughts and prayers would be very much appreciated at this time.

When I know more, I'll pass it along.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Mary sent an update on Linda Dailey Mix's email and I placed it on Linda's page. 

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Dave's Engels' 64th birthday was April 16! 

Sue sent along an update and a great picture of their Grandaughter Hannah's 1st Birthday Cruise. I put the info and Pic on Dave's page.

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I was wandering through The Daily News and found a familiar name among the obituaries.

If you ever came to MHS and were looking for a warm and reassuring face outside of the classroom or, maybe, someone to collect your "parent prepared" absence excuse, you probably remember Agnes Weeks. Mrs. Weeks passed away on February 23, 2010.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I received the following message from Martha Weber Hocutt this afternoon through Bill Moore. Our thoughts are with you Martha.

I have spoke with many of you, but to those of you that I have not touched, I wanted to share that my mother passed away this morning, at 9:25.  We are still in the process of organizing arrangments, but the funeral  will be held at Shorts Funeral Home in Moscow, ID and the burial will be at the Viola Cemetary.  We are thinking that the funeral will be on Monday, but will have more details tomorrow, as that is when we will meet with the funeral home.  I am in Lewiston now and was able to be here for Mother's passing.  I am with my neice Megan, my brother John, and my son Nick.  I am surrounded by friends and family and am doing well, considering the circumstances. 

Martha and Family

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

More very sad news. I received a note from Michele Nygaard today to let us know that Mary Rose Weber Tully died of pancreatic cancer on January 20, 2010. Her funeral was this morning (22nd) in Raleigh, N.C. I've placed Mary's obituary on her page.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

JoAnn Moore Shockley sent a note to let me know that Cheryl Pitkin Hatch's brother Wayne (MHS Class of 1963) passed away Thursday, January 14th at his home of in Moscow of congestive heart failure. His obituary can be seen on Short's Funeral Chapel page. My thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne's grieving family and friends.

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I got an email update from Carole Farley Serebrier and placed it on her page.

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

I got an 2nd grade photo from Kay Wallace Miller. Does anyone recognize these young and innocent faces. There are several that are unidentified or "possibly" identified. Any help would be much appreciated. Once we have as many names as possible, I'll put the picture on the Memories page along with the other grade school pictures. Check out the pictureClick Here.  If you recognize the kids with question marks... or, if we've misidentified anyone, please drop me an email so I can update the list.

3rd row:  ?, Carole Farley Serebrier, ?, Mike Reynolds, Bobby Barlow, ?, Kay Pendall, ?, Mrs. Windham

2nd row:  Carl Brood, Steve Weber, Kay Wallace Miller, Rick Ross, Erin Talbott, Lois Lyons, Loyce McCarter, Jim Iverson, Kris Hansen

Front row:  ?, Laree Smith Carlson, Patty McElroy, might be Joe Tanner, Robb Parish, ?, might be Jim Tompkins, Everett Paul 

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - another Classmate's Passing

I got an email from Mary Cossairt Spilva this afternoon to let me know of the passing of another Classmate.  Greg Clanton died on Nov. 16, 2009 after a long bout with cancer. I posted the obituary from the Daily News on Greg's page.

Sunday, September 28th, 2009 - a Window for the 1912 Center in the name of MHS Class of 1964.

1912 Center - Under ConstructionI hope everyone has had a safe, sane and enjoyable summer.

At our 45th reunion, many of us toured the old Whitworth building.  We were amazed by what has been done in the first phase of this project.  There is much left to do as the remaining floors are transformed into great spaces to serve the people of Moscow and the surrounding area.  If you missed that part of the reunion, I encourage you to take a tour when you’re in town. If you’d like to watch the slide show of our June 6th tour, you can CLICK HERE or go to the reunion page and find a link titled ‘45th Reunion - The “1912 Center” (Whitworth) Tour’.

First, I want to extend my deepest thanks each of you who has been able to lend a hand. We're getting close but we're not quite at the goal yet.

So far, several classmates, (including me), have provided a total of $1050.00.  In these times, that might be pretty good but, I'm hoping I can stir the imagination of a few more classmates and friends in the hope we can get to that $1912.00 figure. I do realize that everyone may not be able to offer much but hope more of the class will be able to contribute at some level. 

Originally, we had set a target date of September 1st as the goal for putting together a commitment but.... we've fallen a bit short.  I hope it is reasonable to shoot for December 31st .  Since the folks working the restoration (Heart of the Arts) has a “501(c)3 / non-profit”  tax status,  our contributions will be deductible at Tax time.

Our own Jack Porter, a long time Whitworth advocate, has volunteered to act as a focal point for collecting our contributions.

If you would like to join us in this effort, please make checks payable to:

          Heart of the Arts, Inc.

Mail them to:

Jack Porter
PO Box 8174
Moscow, ID 83843

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 - a note from Carole Farley Serebrier.

I got an email from Carole this morning.  I know it's not likely that Carole will look to the crowd and find MHS alums waving but... if you find yourself in London on the 4th of October around 7:00pm, you could drop in on a a "Celebrity Recital Series opening event" featuring Carole Farley soprano and John Constable on piano at London's Cadogan Hall. It would be fun to be there though!

Sunday, September 14th, 2009 - some news about Mary Rose Weber Tully.

Mary RoseI heard from Mary Rose a few weeks back and she has been ill. I asked if I could share what she told me with the class and she said, "it would be fine to share my information with the class... I think my husband has probably discussed my insides and treatment with half of EPA, so I'm beyond worrying! :)" The news is:

I got sick July 30th and found out August 10th I had pancreatic cancer. Had surgery on the 12th and am home recovering before I start chemo and radiation.

Please keep Mary Rose in your thoughts and prayers.

Mundy, July 20th, 2009 - an update from Kathy Bockmier Berrigan.

Many thanks to everyone who worked on our 45th reunion.  It was great to see all you young people again!  What a remarkable class we have!!

Bill and I still run a forestry business in Kettle Falls near beautiful Lake Roosevelt.  For fun we have the Chokes & Spokes Car Club, and Bill recently acquired a '37 Buick, which runs!  I still enjoy singing with Sweet Adelines and serve on the board of directors of our local historical center, as well as a larger regional network of museums.  That keeps us out of trouble most of the time. Our two "kids" (now 39 and 35) are both married to wonderful people, so we have much to be thankful for.

It is always interesting to see the changes in Moscow as it keeps expanding outward into the surrounding fields and possibly into the next state.  It almost makes one feel older . . .

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 - a 7th Grade Picture from John Wilson.

John sent along a 7th grade picture (Ms Durban's class) that we didn't have before. I added the photo to the Memories page and updated the K-8 slideshow on the Reunion page. Thanks John!

Friday, July 17th, 2009 - an update from Steve Bell.

The reunion was awesome.  Once again, thanks to Bill and the committee.

I am so glad I attended.  I fear that some who miss, do so because of some old resentment, or fear.  Life is about forgiveness.

For example I remain friends, with my ex, Karen, the mother of my awesome son Shane, who is on a mission to Maine this summer with the park service.

I just returned from a two week mission to Tecate, Mexico.  I was so impressed with the people,  I saw real poverty, and yet I saw such joy and happiness in the midst of all of this.  I have friends here who are so whiney, and they have so much and they are so miserable.

I poured concrete with a portable mixer in 95 degree heat, framed, installed sheet rock, did plumbing with a goal to add some 960 churches to rural areas.  We had no hot water, showers were an exercise in pain.  There was dust everywhere.  We would then grab something to eat and take our Christ ministry to the streets of Tecate, where we did bible skits, handed out folders or shirts, and I played my l2 string guitar.

I worked l4 hour days.

At night there were no lights, we only had generators.  I saw the milky way in its splendor, it looked like god took a white paintbrush through the sky.  And the stars----it was as if I was seeing holes in the floor of heaven.  It was a spiritual experience.

No I didn't get swine flu, and no I was in no danger of getting kidnapped  (that is confined to larger areas like Tijuana).

I would return there in a heartbeat.


Saturday, July 11th, 2009 - an update from Bill Sever.

I moved all of the 45th reunion slideshows to the Reunion page.

Wenesday, July 8th, 2009 - an update from Bill Sever.

New Hip for me...Just thought I'd ask.... Has anyone out there had Hip Replacement surgery? On the 21st of July, I will have that experience on my left hip. After that heals... they'll put one on on the right.... The doctor says.. I could be as much as 1" taller... That should make up for my senior srinkage... Wish me luck!

Monday, June 30th, 2009 - an update from Bill Sever.

After several years of dealing with declining health, the pain of "old bones" and the ravages of Alzheimer's my Mother passed away yesterday morning. She was 86. My sister, brother and I were at her side. As many of you know, this is one of the saddest and most difficult times in one's life.

Monday, June 15th, 2009 - an update from Bill Sever.

Below is a link to a slideshow of those hearty enough to get up and face down a golf ball. The pictures are large and the music is loud....

Check out the pictureGolf at it's finest - The Short Version

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 - an update from Bill Sever.

What a GREAT time I had at the 45th reunion thanks to all of our fantastic classmates.

Check out the pictureThe Faces I've captured so far

If anyone has more pictures they'd like to share... I'd really appreciate it. It seems that Saturday night was such a blur.. I didn't take many pictures.

There'll be some slide shows and more "stuff" in the next several days so.. come back and check it out.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 - an update about Judi Craig Estes.

Judi sent in an update and a note to say she'll miss the 45th........

I've placed the update on Judi's page.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 - an update about Chuck Hosack.

Chuck was featured with a picture and article that occupied the greater portion of the Front Page of the Coeur d'Alene Press this Morning! He'll be retiring at the end of this year.

Click HereCheck out this link! to view the picture and some info from the story.

Monday, June 1st, 2009 - an update from Dave Engels.

Sue sent along a nice update along with some more good pictures.. one.. of an almost brand new grandaughter!

I put the info & pictures on Dave's page. BTW... June 3rd is Dave & Sue's 42nd wedding anniversary!

....... Congratulations!!!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 - a call from Paulette Paull Hynes.

In my calling around, I spoke with Paulette and she dropped me a quick note...

I am sorry I cannot make the reunion. I've sent some photos of my sweet little French Bulldog Pete.

He is so smart he can read.

.. I put Pete's picture on Paulette's page.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 - a call from Mike Bradey.

Mike called to let us know that he has a commitment before the bar that he must keep and he'll miss the reunion.

Mike also told me that Craig Kincaid's wife in the hospitalized following surgery so we'll not see Craig either.

... we'll miss them both and hope Craig's wife is doing well.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 - a message from Kathy (Kate) Gale Renolds.

Artist at work and playI'm sorry I'm going to miss the reunion. When the last one ended, I had just gotten into the swing of things and could have happily visited for another week. I re-connected to a couple of very good friends, Kay and Marcia, and it is so good to be back in contact with them.

Kate has a web site at Drop by and take a look at her at work! I grabbed this picture from the site.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 - a message from Martha Weber Hocutt.

Martha sent in an update and a picture of her celebrating a "recent" birthday........

I've placed the updates on Martha's page.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 - a message from Carole Farley Serebrier.

Carole sent along three CDs for our Silent Auction. She'll miss the reunion as she will be performing in London. If you would like to see a bit of what Carole's been up to, go to her website at She sent a note along with the CDs.

I'll be thinking about you at reunion time.. Have a blast!!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 - an update from LaRee Smith Carlson.

LaRee sent in a great update and some nice pictures.

I placed LaRee's updates on her page.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 - an update from Linda Dailey Mix.

Linda sent in a good update on what she and Jim have been up to..

I placed Linda's update on her page.

Monday, May 18th, 2009 - an update from John MacPhee.

John sent in a contact information update and this note:

Carol and I are celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary on June 6 and will not be attending the 45th reunion festivities. We hope to have our oldest and our youngest sons home for this occasion.  Carol is busy on Saturday, June 7th having to participate in the Lake City High School graduation ceremonies as she continues to teach at the high school.

Sorry to miss out on the fun but this is a busy time of the year for us with school still in session.

I placed John's phone number update on his page.

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 - an update from Bill Junk.

Bill sent in a contact information update along with a summary of what he and Ginny are up to (retired and enjoying life in Bend Oregon).

I placed Bill's update on his page.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - an update from Cheryl Beasley Wheaton.

Cheryl sent in an update along with a nice family picture.

"Jon and I made a trip to visit the kids a couple of weeks ago and managed to get everyone together long enough to get a picture."

I placed her update and picture on Cheryl's page.

Monday, May 11th, 2009 - an update from Sharon Sims Flodin.

I spoke with Sharon and she has a new Email address. I placed it on her page.

Monday, May 11th, 2009 - an update from Mary Rose Weber Tully.

Mary Rose sent along an Email address update and a short message:

Sorry I will miss the reunion, but our nephew is getting married the following week in Rhode Island and I cannot do both. I'm still working and researching full-time, so time off is a bit limited.

Have fun.... Mary Rose

Monday, April 27nd, 2009 - an update from Jack Porter.

Jack sent in an update with some great family pictures. I placed them on his page.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - an update from JoAnn Moore Shockley.

JoAnn sent in a nice update and family picture. I placed them on her page.

Monday, April 20th, 2009 - an update from Janet Finley Sinclair.

Janet wrote to tell us a bit about what she and Rocky have been up to. I put the detail on her page.

Friday, April 17th, 2009 - an update from George Wendt.

Amazing that five years has slipped by so quickly. I guess it's because we are the "baby boomers" that makes me think I'm still the same age as we were in high school.

It was great to see everyone at the last reunion and I see that Bill and the Committee have done another great job of putting things together again.

Hope everyone makes it to the reunion -- see you there!!

I placed the rest of George's update (along with pictures) on his page.

Monday, April 13th, 2009 - an update from Tom Helbling.

Tom sent in a nice update and some new pictures. I placed the new info on Tom's page.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 - an update from Diann Lind-Perry.

Diann sent along a very newsy update. She's been a busy lady. I put the detail on her page.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2009 - some thoughts and memories from Steve Bell.

Steve put together another batch of thoughts about today.. and memories from the past. Just a few things he wants to share and, I believe, he hopes to "inspire" others to do the same. I've placed them on the Memories page.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 - Bonnie Nelson Aplington sent an update

Bonnie sent an update with some great pictures. I placed them on her page.

Friday, March 20th, 2009 - a note from Sandy Hofmann McCormick

I am sorry to say that if the reunion is on the first weekend of June I will not be able to attend because I'm in charge of a Women's Spiritual Retreat in Coalville, Utah.  I will miss all of you and hope everything goes will.  Go MOSCOW Class of 64!!  Take a lot of pictures and put them on the internet.  HAVE FUN.

Blessings    Sandy

Friday, March 6th, 2009 - an update from Mary Cossairt Spilva

Mary and Mike are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. She sent along a nice update on what she's been up to and I placed it on her page.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 - an update from Bill Moore.

Bill sent along a nice update and some great pictures. He also has an updated Email address and I placed the update info on Bill's page.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 - some news from Jim Culpepper.

Well I have finnally decieded to call it quits on working.  This was Feburary 2008 and for the past year the time has flown by.  We have been to the Oregon coast several times and over to Montana.  This year have several trips planned. 

From the last reunion several things have happened.  Lost a brother to cancer and found out that I have a leaky heart valve and no plummer to fix it. They are talking about a defibulator but will not be able to make that decision until they get the blood pressure down so trips are limited to a month at a time.

Had a nice conversation with Bill Sever yesterday and forgot to give him my new E mail address.

(I put the new email address on Jim's page .... Bill) 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2009 - memories from Steve Bell.

I guess Steve spent a little time, closed his eyes... and reconstructed a small handful of memories from the school days. Anyway.. that's how he remembers it.. I've placed them on the Memories page.


Saturday, February 21st, 2009 - news from John Green.

John sent along an address change and some interesting info on what what's been happening for him since the 40th reunion. I put the updates on his page.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 - news from Mike Doherty and Boyce Mitchell.

Mike and Boyce sent along some info updates. I placed them on their pages.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - news from Nancy Bledsoe Flodin about a FOUND classmate.

Since we first started our searches, there have been several classmates we've been unable to locate. Check out the bottom of the Reunion page (CLICK HERE) for the list of those we're still looking for.

Thanks Nancy for sending along info on Diane Hindrex Melville.

Monday, February 16th, 2009 - news from Carole Farley Serebrier.

A note from Carole:

My Father passed away in February and, yes, it has been very rough, but he was 90 and lived a wonderful life. All of us will miss him terribly.... The memorial service is scheduled for 2PM on March 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane.

First Presbyterian Church
318 S Cedar
Spokane, WA 99201
Tel:  509 747 1058

I wish I could come to the reunion but I am singing in London just then -- so very sorry not to be there.

Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.

.... Carole

Monday, February 16th, 2009 - news from Steve Bell.

A note from Steve:

I hope you heard that I am in working to organize an informal talent show, where people can bring skits, readings, poetry, whatever, songs that they do. I plan a nostalgic medley of songs from our era on my l2 string Martin guitar. Do you have anything that you would love to present? This is all about having FUN. If you'd like to join in, drop me an email at
.... Steve Bell

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 - news from Sue & Dave Engels

Sue sent along and update with address change info for Dave. He's in a new location and can take an occasional phone call. I put Sue's updates on Dave's page.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 - news from Steve Bell.

I got a newsy update from Steve. Part of it appears below but I placed the whole offering on his page.

I am excited about the 45th reunion. As usual, much has appened. My son, Shane, age 19, is a second year journalism-art student at the University of Montana, Missoula. He has made positive decisions in his life so far. He has avoided some of the wild college years that his dad had. Last summer, he traveled on a church mission to Africa for one month and gave support to AiDS victims.

It occurred to me that I am not getting any younger, particularly when I look into the mirror and see the wrinkles and the gray hair. I expect to see that innocent teen that attended MHS. Life was different then, probably better, there were no cell phones or IPODs. What is an IPOD? We never locked our doors and left our keys in the car (See Steve's page for more detail)

Friday, February 6th, 2009 - Pat Gayman Bates Update.

Hey Bears!

I just wanted to let you all know that Newsweek now has an article referring to Moscow, Idaho! It's the Feb. 9 edition. The article is about reviving "iconic American clothing"; in other words, clothes that lumberjacks, miners or fishermen wear. The article states, "His (the designer's)..coat is nearly indistinguishable from the coats his fellow Moscow, Idaho residents have on.... but..despite the duds, he is a Harvard-trained researcher...not a grizzled Gem State native on the hunt for a new Winchester." Moscow clothing is now chic!?


Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 - Mike Kossman Update.

After considerable searching.. and a great lead from Kathryn.. I was able to talk with Mike Kossman. He sent an information update and I placed it on his page. Welcome back Mike!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009 - Ron Randall Update.

I spoke with Ron's wife today (February 1, 2009) and received the news that Ron passed away in June of 2007. He had been having some stomach problems, went to the Doctor and received the diagnosis of Pancreatic cancer. He was gone a few short months later.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - Pat Gayman Bates Update.

Hot Stuff!Pat's sent along another picture of the group of five saying she thought another picture would be useful because the one she had sent earlier, 'didn't reflect the "real" us...'. Take a look at her page. I think you'll agree that, these gals are still "HOT!"

Monday, January 19th, 2009 - Pat Gayman Bates Update.

I put Pat's update is on her page. There's a good message, some great new family pictures and another photo with faces I'm sure you will remember.

It looks like Pat, Mary, Bonnie, Marilyn and Linda have taken the 40th reunion to the next level by getting together, traveling and enjoying life! Take a peek at Pat's page.

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 - Marian Anderson Leighty to "Retire".

The full updated is on Marian's page but here's some of her note:

I am retiring on January 29th, 2009. I am very excited and my husband, Bob, and I are heading south to get out of Montana cold winters. We plan to take our time visiting family and friends along the way. Our final destination is Houston, Texas, where our daughter and family live.

Friday, December 15th, 2008 - "Coach" dies.

Coach was quite a fellowLooking back... to the 60s, there were several teachers that tried to guide my wondering sense of self and lack of appreciation for my classes. One was Chuck Sutton. I got the following from the Daily News.

Charles Lester Sutton died Dec. 13 at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. He was 80. CLICK HERE for his Obituary.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Moscow. Online condolences may be sent to

Friday, December 6th, 2008 - Information about Steve Bell.

Some times... a little relaxed humor is a good way to get through the day. Steve stopped by to show his true School Spirit as he dresses for the holidays.....

Under the "Sign of the Bear"...
Steve Bears It All

Happy Holidays from Steve!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - Information from John Wilson.

For those who remember Mrs Gustafson. She was my 5th grade teacher at Whitworth School. CLICK HERE for the obiturary information.

John Wilson

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 - A contact from Dave Engles.

This is Sue writing for Dave.  We are thrilled that there really is going to be a 45th reunion.  And we are going to try to be there.  Dave doesn't travel too well these days.  We are going to Albuquerque to be with his mother and stepfather for Christmas, but only because our daughter Mary is going to fly out to Portland from Massachusetts and help me take Dave on the plane.  A driving trip to Moscow will probably still be possible for the two of us without additional help.  The June 5-7 dates work well.

There have been lots of changes.  I moved to Canby in August, 2007 to be closer to the assisted living center where Dave stays.  The house in Woodburn was on the market for 15 months.  It finally sold, closing last week.  I started back to work full-time in May as the finance director of the City of Canby.  My office is a three minute walk from where I live.  Getting a job and selling the house have certainly eased the finances. 

My place is a three minute drive from where Dave lives.  Living and working in Canby allows me to spend more time with him.  He needs a lot of help these days.  He's no longer able to use a computer, but I check his email everyday for him and print off anything he'd want to see.  He still reads and he loves to get email and snail mail.  He isn't able to talk on the phone very well, so I wouldn't suggest trying to call him.  We have wonderful friends who go out of their way to spend time with Dave.  They have watched the progression of his Parkinson' Disease-- over more than 17 years now--and have been there for us the whole time.

We have been blessed in other ways as well.  Our daughters have always been a joy.  Now our daughter Jenny and her husband Doug are going to make us grandparents in April!  I'm trying to control myself, but do you know that they make darling bathing suits in size 3 mos?  Jenny and Doug live in Honolulu, so the baby probably won't be wearing a lot of knitted things.

I hope everyone comes to the 45th reunion.  Times passes so quickly.  It's important to see people when you have the opportunity.


Our daughter Mary has a spirit of adventure.This picture shows what our daughter Mary was doing just before she moved to Massachusetts.  She got the opportunity to spend six weeks in Antarctica in January & February, 2007, doing research funded by NSF and administered through Scripps College.  I use this picture as my screen saver now.



Friday, September 12th, 2008 - A contact from Steve Bell.

Steve's out of Sacred Heart and now recovering at Ivy Court, a rehab facility, in Coeur d'Alene.He expects to be there for a week or two.

Life is really hard there... today he went on a lake cruise.

I'm thinking he's on the road to recovery.


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 - A contact from Steve Bell.

So much for double by-pass surgery. They ended up doing four.

I called and talked with Steve this afternoon. He seems in good spirits but... the nurse is coming in later to have him sit up... and start moving around.

It didn't sound like he was looking forward to the experience but he did say that, due to some really great meds, he feels pretty good.

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 - A contact from Steve Bell.

This week I went in for some tests on my heart. On Tuesday, September 2nd at 5:00am, I will be in Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane for by-pass surgery. The tests found one artery with nearly 100% blockage and another with 80%.

No wonder I had trouble climbing a hill on my last outing with son Shane.

Sunday, July 13th, 2008 - A contact from Steve Bell.

Some of you may know that Steve has been out-of-touch for, a bit over, a year now. He's been batteling some health issues but tells me he's doing much better and living in Winchester Idaho.

Steve gave me an updated Email address (it's on his page) and will pass on some more info as time permits.

Monday, June 30th, 2008 - A Question from Phil Crossler.

It's probably a very good time to start thinking in ernest about the 45th reunion we voted on at the last gathering. Phil and Kathy have a suggestion and maybe other's would like to weigh in.

Kathy and I are open to any time next year as long as we know before the first of the year.  We are still working and need to make arrangements for the time off.

Carl's suggestion of the last weekend in June is great by us.

We are still in Everett and today is the start of "Grandparents Camp" and we have our 4 oldest grand kids for a week.  We are so looking forward to the week.  The mind may be willing but the old flesh may need a second week to recover.

It is good to hear from classmates, this next year's get together will be extra fun.


Phil and Kathy Crossler

Friday, June 20th, 2008 - An update from George Wendt.

Well, a year after the reunion, I retired from Tacoma Power.

Couldn't wait to move to someplace warm.

Found a job with US Bureau of Reclamation as a Mechanical Engineer at Hoover Dam. I'm finally back working on Hydro Electric Equipment - designing/overhauling and solving problems. It is a lot more fun when you can tell the boss --- "I'm here because I want to be - not because I have to be!!!"

At any rate, the work is fun and we are doing new inovative things because of the prolonged drought -- upgrading the original equipment from the 1930's. Also, I'M WORKING AT HOOVER DAM!!! I HAVE DRAWINGS WITH MY NAME ON THEM!! Can you tell I like it.

I live 8 miles from Hoover in Boulder City, NV -- it is a great little town. I love the hot/warm weather -- as I write this it is 10PM and the temp outside is a cool 90-degrees at 6% humidity with a slight breeze and the doors and windows are open -- you don't know what you're missing. Plus, Vegas is 15 minutes from my house.

I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone next year and hope that if you're down this way and want a personal tour of Hoover Dam that you contact me -- "I know someone whoe works there!!"

I travel up to the northwest regularly and miss the green (not a lot) and my daughter, but, hard to beat Lake Mead, Lake Havasau, sunshine, warm and the Vegas shows.

I hope this finds you all happy and in good health --

Thanks Bill for all your efforts and Great Job on this site -- I wish some of the other classes would use this site as a "benchmatk"

Tuesday, May 16th, 2008 - An update from Carol Farley Serebrier.
Carol let us know of the passing of her mother. Many of our classmates may remember Mrs. Farley. (Check out the pictureFourth Grade..)


Her loving family mourns the loss of Myrtle Irene Farley on May 16, 2008.
She was born on February 28, 1918 in Le Mars, Iowa. She graduated from
Westmar College with a BA in 1940 and from the Univ. of Idaho with an ME
in 1957. She had a long teaching career in elementary and secondary school
in Iowa, Kentucky and Moscow, Idaho. She was married for 68 years to Dr.
Melvin Farley. She is survived by her husband, her daughter Carole Farley,
son-in-law Jose Serebrier, 4 grand-children, 2 great-grand-children and a niece.

The Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St., Spokane, WA, officiated by Rev. Don Mekoff on Wed. May 21 at 11 am

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 - An update from Joni (Joanna) Walker Anderson.

Another "Lost" classmate has found us! Joni (Joanna) Walker Anderson sent along a message and I put it on her classmate page.

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