Bill Sever Bill Sever at the 45th reunion
Married Connie Dahmen (Class of '65)

Bill Sever

Mailing Address:

     706 Spruce Ave
     Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-3566 (home)
             208-661- 6065 (cell)
 Bill Sever
September 29, 2004 Update
Connie and I had Check out the picture with LareeLunch with LaRee at the Dockside in CdA.

A very old picture from, (I think) the Jr. Prom) Check out the Junior Prom  pictureJr Prom Pic

I married Connie Dahmen (Class of '65) on October 8th 1966 while I was still in the Air Force. When I left the USAF, I went to work for GTE.  In the process.. I worked around the country... quit once to play music (Take a look) Check out the picture from the days of my Driftwood past .. but came back, ended up at GTE HQ in Texas and was able to retire before I turned 50... an amazing time!

Remember When...

It's meaningful to me.... Alan Jackson's - Remember When...(song may take a minute to load)
Click the Notes..

Remember When a song by Alan Jackson

Remember when
I was young and so were you
And time stood still
and love was all we knew
You were the first, so was I
We made love and then you cried

Remember when

Remember when we vowed the vows
and walked the walk
Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard
We lived and learned, life threw curves
There was joy and there was hurt

Remember when

Remember when old ones died and new were born
And life was changed, disassembled, rearranged
We came together, fell apart
And broke each other's hearts

Remember when

Remember when the sound of little feet
was the music
We danced to week to week
Brought back the love, we found trust
Vowed we'd never give it up

Remember when

Remember when thirty seemed so old
Now lookin' back, it's just a steppin' stone
To where we are,
where we've been
Said we'd do it all again

Remember when

Remember when we said when we turned gray
When the children grow up and move away
We won't be sad, we'll be glad
For all the life we've had
And we'll remember when

Remember when
Remember when

David was born March 20, 1980. He's now a young man, employed and a great source of pride to Connie and me.
Laura Louise - from the Spokesman Review
Laura Louise, Born November 29, 1968 - adopted at 18 months and brought gentleness to our home.
Laura Louise
Laura passed away in April of 1984. Sometimes the sadness is hard to set asside.
Son William
Will was born July 27, 1972.  Will died in a swimming pool accident at our Texas home in 1991.  It's hard for a family to survive these tragedies?
Bill, Connie, Laura, Will and David
The only picture I could find of the family together. We were sure young then....

Bill and Connie - Easter of 2002
Me and "Sweetie Face" (Connie) in 2002

I retired from GTE in November of 1995.  I'd been working on the "Process Re-engineering" team to redefine how GTE would do business.  Our efforts were so successful, we planned ourselves out of a job.  The team had the opportunity to find positions in "the new company" but I had my points for retirement... so I decided it was time to leave corporate life behind.

Connie retired from GTE in the summer of 1996 and we found our way back to Coeur d'Alene.

I started up a small one-man business designing and supporting Internet sites.  It's called NetBest Internet Services and it's provided the resources to keep a boat in the water on Lake Coeur d'Alene and has assured that I'm seldom bored.

Plagiarized from the 30th Reunion Booklet
                                           (still makes sense)

On the personal side... It would be easy to become melancholy and focus on the sad times and the terrible losses we've experienced.. but I wont.  I would prefer to say that MOST of my life (since MHS) has been as I'd have wanted it to be. I've experienced great joy and adventure.  I have many wonderful memories and, I hope, many years left to remember them.  Perhaps, without the great aches in life, it would have been hard to be grateful for the glorious times I've had.

I will keep my little company going as a diversion and spend my private time looking for light fun, peace of mind and attempting to commit a few "Random Acts of Kindness".

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