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To: OUHS Class of 1956                                                  February 2003

From:  Raelene Brill Manzer       

Address and email information:

·          Richard Watson - 492 Geller Road, Port Angeles, Washington 98362. Rgw@olypen.com

·          Darryl  Mortensen - darryl1938@hotmail.com  Darryl and Donna Jean will be                         leaving Nicaragua soon.  Address information will be provided later. 

·          Willie Reveles - lifely@aol.com

·          Patsy Horton Slagel - spiffybd@msn.com  Many of you knew Patsy¹s brother Ted Horton (OUHS 55).  Ted passed away in recent years and Ted¹s son Paul passed away on December 19.  Our sympathy and love are sent to Patsy. 

·          Al Faber al@faberfarms.com

·          Annis Vacca Georgeannisgeo@aol.com

·          Betty Rapert Murray - mjmbetty@aol.com

·          Joe Zamorajzlz@charter.net

·          Lula James Vomhof - 6520 S Lakeshore Drive, Unit D, Tempe AZ 85283. 480-897-7505. Lulavomhof@msn.com  Lula moved to Phoenix to be closer to her son and family.  She works for Belden Communications Division.  She retired from the Naval Reserve with 20 years (eight years active). 

·          Lois/Jan Pinch Haas - ljphaas@yahoo.com

·          Bill Helf bill@bill-helf.us

·          Patricia Prindle Hodges tuxedotx@aol.com 

·          Frances Whitlow - 201 E. Arrow Hwy.#8, Glendora, Ca. 91740, 626-963-7734  jaws461@cs.com  

 Sharing photos of our classmates -

Donny Burrows puts together very interesting photo slide shows.  I am forwarding an email from Donny. Visit that site and you will see photos of Stoogie Cruz (Captain Stu).

Donny will also put together a slide show of Class of 56 photos.  Donny says ³Class of ¹56, 2003 update.  Send a photo of your latest escapade, portrait, family or anything you¹d like the class to know about you.  We¹ll put it together as a slide show on the Internet and make it available for everyone with email addresses.²  Please send the photo, along with a caption, by email to Donny at Donnyandstephanie@earthlink.net or mail it to Donny Burrows, 144 Hueneme Avenue, Oxnard, Ca 93035.  ONLY SEND PHOTOS THAT DO NOT NEED TO BE RETURNED.  WE WILL NOT RETURN PHOTOS!  We will notify you when we have it ready for you to view.

Thanks for staying in touchŠsend me news you would like included. 

 


 

OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter

April 2003

·        Marlene Freeman Riel ­ riel@harborside.com

·        Terry Boller - tncb@inreach.com 

·        Gail Weller Brown and Jerry Brown - gwellerb@verizon.net 

·        Ron Post ­ ron@missionincrease.org

·        Darryl Mortensen ­ dvmdjm321@msn.com Darryl is now in Michigan. In late June they hope to be in California where they hope to spend a year in Pasadena.  They will be staying in a missionary R&R Center.  Their son Vernon lives near the R&R Center so they will reconnect with him and have some time to rest and reenter their USA environment. Darryl will send his address and phone number later. 

·        Buddy Newman - velda@veldanewman.com

·        Joe Kershaw ­ goose10@sierratel.com Bill and I recently had a chance to visit with Joe and Judy (Thompson-class of 57) when they were in Somis for a party.  Great to have Joe¹s email address!

·        Frances Smith Whitlow jaws461@Cs.com  201 E. Arrow Hwy. #8, Glendora, Ca. 91740 (I saw her name in Classmates and she replied to my email!)  Nice to find her!

·        Jane Froman Radke Tiedeman ­ 17519 Adena Lane, San Diego, Ca. 92128.  (Another Classmates find.) She will send email address later.

·        James Spitser has been with the Los Angeles County Attorney¹s Office for 35 years, thirty-three of those years with the Airport Division at Los Angeles International Airport.  Recently had a 12-day vacation in Hawaii. 

·        Barbara Hord Adams ­ bjadams512@earthlink.net

·        Denise LaZansky Kightlinger ­ DenKight@aol.com 4745 Dorrance Way, Carpinteria. Ca 93013. 805-684-7274 

·        Nancy Harmon Maclean ­ RVSEE@A0L.COM 5620 Edgebrook Place, Westlake Village, Ca 91362.  818-991-1418

·        Judy Boswell Underwood, Beadie Sutton Keith, Barbara Hord Adams, Gail Gilson Sillman, Gail Weller Brown, Arlene Gosney Reich, Nancy Harmon Maclean, Denise LaZansky Kightlingter, Ann Meek Davis, Joan Wikum Swindle, Betty Rapert Murray. Some of the friends who I have seen recently.  Great to see high school friends to share stories about our lives! 

·        Janet Alford Olson - olsons@sonnet.com my dear friendŠis having breast cancer surgery on April 2.  I know you will remember her in your thoughts and prayers.

·        Deanna Hill Middleton recently had a CT scan at USC.  She reports no new growths.  Deanna is pleasedŠso are we!

·        Bud Gallagher.  Kay Drummond Hensley reports the sad news that Bud passed away recently.  He had been ill for a number of years.

Thank you for sending your address and email changes and other news. I am also sending the list of classmates who we have on our ³Unable to Locate² list.  If you have any information about these classmates please send it to me.  I will also send a list of our ³Deceased Classmates² as some have asked for that information.

Take care, Stay in touch,

Raelene Brill Manzer

 


 

OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter

July 2003

It has been about three months since I sent the last newsletter.   I hope this finds all of you enjoying the summer months with your families and friends.  Bill and I recently enjoyed our annual summer escape to ³my island²(aka Catalina Island).  It is our special time with our sons and their families.  We spend two weeks there and the first week this year was a fun time with our teenage grandchildren.  They have such crazy funŠreminds me of our high school days! The second week found us with the younger grandchildren and that meant lots of fishing off the pier, card games, beach fun, golf cart rides around the island and other things to keep the grandparents very busy!

 Thank you for sending news and address and email changes.  

 

·     Darryl Mortensen 784 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.  626-793-4746.  Darryl and Donna Jean are now settling into an apartment in Pasadena where they are enjoying being near their son and also the historical, tourist spots in the area.  They are adjusting to the freeways and traffic.  Darryl says ³Managua, Nicaragua was a capital city but things move a little faster here!²

·        Melvin Swan recently had a quadruple bypass surgery.  Lee Martin reports that Melvin is doing well.

·        Don McEntyre  don@blueridge.net 775 Chase High Road, Forest City, NC 28043.  Don lives in Forest City, NC that is the place where he was born and most of his family lives there.  He has been running a small hobby store for 20 years.  He and his wife, Brenda ³have a nice 100 acre farm and enjoy it very much².  They have a web site http://www.abc-rc-hobby.com 

·        Marlene Freeman Riel says she has hesitated to submit any news of herself but decided it would be fun to share a good thingŠher good health.  She says ³I was diagnosed with breast cancer last July, had a mastectomy and have been going through chemo therapy treatments.  My last treatment was February 26 and I am feeling great.  I have lost all my hair, but have been having a ball wearing a different wig every day².   She had a wonderful visit from dear friends Edith Hunnewell Hertenstein, Deronda Marchant Linder, Sally Robrecht Daley(OUHS 57) and Anita Marchant Diehl(OUHS 55) in April.  They drove to Oregon and spent a week catching up on 47 years!

·        Gail Thomas Havens enjoyed a week in Mazatlan with her daughter and another vacation in Las Vegas.  Her knee replacement surgery has been progressing well.

·        Jan Hofstra Smith had a great visit with Mary Lou McConnell Scott when Mary Lou visited her.  Jan has several family members in the military and we hope they are all safe.

·        Jack Daly email address florashaw@sosine.com

·        Janet Alford Olson had a mastectomy recently and is having chemo treatments.  Marlene Freeman Riel has been giving Janet lots of support with telephone calls.  Many other classmates have been in touch with her also and Janet thanks all of you.  Bill and I will spend several days with Janet and John in the next few weeks and hopefully provide them with some fun amidst the challenges!

·        Beadie Sutton Keith has a new address 75456 Augusta Drive, Indian Wells CA 92210. Beadie is recovering from partial knee replacement in both knees.  She feels fortunate to have found a surgeon who would consider a partial.  Looking forward to some short trips in the near future.

·        Sam Turner and Ronnie Ray met for lunch recently in Alabama.  They spent a couple of hours catching up on news of other classmates.  I am forwarding the email including a photo of them in a separate email. 

·        Virginia Colby Smith email address gingerle@pngusa.net

·        Joan Roper Pruett and Carrol (OUHS 55) enjoyed a three month motorhome trip around the U.S.

·        Carolyn Eaton passed away about two years ago.  She was listed on our Unable to Locate list and Joan Roper Pruett provided this information.

 


 

OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter

September 30, 2003

 I will be sending the newsletter with email address changes and other information within the next day or so.  Today I am sending information about a cruise the Class of 54 is planning.  You will need to respond soon as the deadline for reservations is October 10. Several class of 1956 classmates have already made reservations!

SAIL WITH THE OXNARD HIGH CLASS OF ¹54

ON A 4 DAY CRUISE TO MEXICO

In celebration of our 50th year since graduation from Oxnard High School

September 13-17, 2004

 

All Classmates from ¹53, ¹54, ¹55, and ¹56 are invited to sail with us, as well as relatives and friends.  (The more, the merrier!!)

Leave from a Los Angeles port.

Visit Catalina, Ensenada and San Diego

Royal Caribbean, Monarch of the Seas

Costs:

Inside Cabin:  $317.95 total per person, including taxes, (2 people per cabin)

                        3rd and 4th person in same cabin $217 each.  Outside Cabin: $347.95 total per person, including taxes, (2 people per cabin)

                        3rd and 4th person in same cabin $217 each.

 Payment:  $25.00 per person deposit reserves your cabin.  Balance by May 1, 2004

Hurry! Your reservation and deposit must be received by UNIGLOBE no later than October 10, 2003 to take advantage of this group rate. 

For reservations contact:

UNIGLOBE:  Lisa Picard, (714) 435-1122, FAX: (714) 435-1144,

 info@gowaytogotravel.com

¹54 Class Contact: Bill or Glenda Sampson (805) 482-6574    grsampson@aol.com

 I think I am sending all the information I have but if you need my assistance contact me.  Raelene Brill Manzer manzerw@msn.com

 


 

OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter

October 2003

Thank you for sending your email and mailing address changes.   Having email addresses gives me a way of keeping in touch on a regular basis.  When we plan the next reunion it will be very helpful to have up to date information.  By the way, you are most welcome to be on the committee.  Send any suggestions to me for ways to celebrate our 50th.  I will save them in a file for consideration when the committee begins working on the big event.                            Raelene Brill Manzer  manzerw@msn.com

 ·        Bob Cheveres is sending me some information and ideas for our 50th. He will also work on the committee to plan the 50th.   Bob has moved to Oxnard and I hope to have his new address information for you soon.

·         Ken Gorenflo   rksmog@msn.com

·         Eloise Gerry Mansfield  elartman@att.net

·         George Jackson syoldduck@msn.com

·         James Kimberling C21suzn@aol.com

·         Pearl Duke Thayer al.thayer@dock.net

·         Mary Lou Mc Connell Scott marylou.scott.i6c7@statefarm.com

·         Lotti Hrynkiewicz Carr lotticarr@msn.com   2805 E. Laura Court, Visalia, CA  93292                    (559) 732-1831                                   

·        Gail Brown Houck 6250 Telegraph Rd #1308, Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 654-8880

·        Sarah Horton Galarza papoo@adelphia.net

·        Patty Prindle Hodges writes that she misses Oxnard and gets homesick when she sees the label on lemons and other things in the market.  She recently went to Branson and goes to Las Vegas a few times a year.   She would like to see everyone.  We hope she comes to the next reunion!

·        Bill Helf  Bill@bill-helf.us   He has been developing a web site for the class of 56.   

      Several of our classmates have contributed to it and recommend viewing it.

·        Jerry Hamilton, Jerry Edwards, Jack Daly, Bernie Rodriguez, Emily Rodgers Whitlock email addresses not current.  If you have their addresses please send them to me.  (Jerry Hamilton recently sent me a change of address but it failed when I sent an email)

   Class of 54 Cruise Invitation

A few days ago I sent you the invitation to join the Class of 54 on a cruise in September 2004.  Some of you are considering going on the cruise and some have already sent in registration fees. I have had questions asking who from the class of 56 is joining the cruise.  I will not know who from our class has registered as the registration goes directly to Uniglobe.  If you wish to have others know you registered please tell me and I will include the information in the next email newsletter.

Take care.  Stay in touch.  Raelene Brill Manzer

 


 

OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter

March 2004

Thinking about you and remembering those years of high school when we were together.  Hope this finds you well and enjoying this time of life with your family and friends.  Several classmates have sent information to be included in this newsletter. This newlsetter is sent to 100 of our classmates.  Please record my email address change so you will be able to continue to send information.  Raelene Brill Manzer warm60@adelphia.net

 

·        Jerry Hamilton  jerryhamilton@adelphia.net 

·        Myrna Culpen Cindrich  Yonamo@att.net

·        Bob Cheveres cheveres917@aol.com  707 Ocean View Dr., Port Hueneme, Ca93041. He is enjoying his ³apartment facing the ocean on the left side of the pier².   (805) 986-3250

·        Jane Froman Radke Tiedeman  gtiedeman@san.rr.com  17519 Adena Lane, San Diego, Ca 92128.  (858) 487-2570. They recently enjoyed a vacation in Canada and Seattle.  Jane has seven grandchildren, ages six to thirteen.

·        Sarah Mayorga Alcozar sarahalcozar@adelphia.net  (805)987-5325

·        Richard Watson rgw@olypen.com  131Buckhorn Rd. Sequim, WA 98382

·        James Cooluris jcooluris@adelphia.net 

     Website: http://users.adelphia.net/~jcooluris/index.htm

·        Peter Sanborn pasanborn@earthlink.net 112 Ridgefield Rd, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092.  Peter was on our list of ³Unable to Locate² classmates.  Sam Turner talked with him and sent me this information. 

·        Patsy Horton Slagel sugarplum744@msn.com

·        Coylene Gilliam was on our list of ³Unable to Locate² and Sam Turner found information that Coylene passed away in 1997.  Sam says he ³remembers her as little red haired girl that used to ride her bicycle with Don Swearengin and me in the projects across from the high school.²

·        Dorothy Asher Baughman¹s husband Harry passed away recently.  Many of us remember Harry and send our sympathy to Dorothy.

·        Sam Turner sends the following information about a gathering in Branson. ³June 8th and 9th a few of us classmates from ¹56 and surrounding years are having an informal gathering in Branson MO.  As it sits now nothing is organized. If we get enough response we will put together some sort of program but for now it is just a get together.  We have a few people that might be able to make it.  If anyone would like more information contact me at sam.t@ix.netcom.com

·        Bill Helf http://www.bill-helf.us/  Sam Turner reports ³Over the past year or so Bill Helf has developed a number of web sites.  Many of them have been awarded the ³Golden Web Award² The site for the  ³Class of 56² was recently chosen to receive this internationally recognized award.  From the link listed you can visit the Class of 1956 web site.² Many of our classmates have contributed. 

·        Gail Thomas Havens, Patti Prindle Hodges,  Janet Alford Olson,  Marilyn Johnson Signor, Joan Roper Pruett and Raelene Brill Manzer (and others in their families) are joining the Class of  ¹54 on the cruise to Mexico.  There are about 125 people from Oxnard High signed up.  The January/February AAA magazine featured the Royal Carribean, Monarch of the Seas ship which will be our home for the four day cruise. 

·        Donny Burrows donnyandstephanie@earthlink.net recently went to Africa with friends.  They spent 12 days on safari.  I have seen the photos of his trip.  He is a master at putting together a slideshow.  I suggest you contact Donny and request a viewing of his slideshow on ³Shutterfly²

·        Gail Weller Brown and Jerry Brown were generous hosts for Raelene Brill Manzer and Bill Manzer in their Glenmont, New York home for a week in November.  We enjoyed sightseeing and of course a memorable visit with friends.  Gail and Jerry also have a home in Oxnard.

·        Joan Wikum Swindle joniandjoe2@aol.com is enjoying retirement with Joe and busy preparing for a move to a new home. Joni and Joe will be planning group travel opportunities and invite you to be touch with them if you are interested.  Joni, as chairman of our class reunions, also asks you to be thinking about the next reunion and send her any suggestions.  Joni and Joe also report that Dale Rogers (¹57) passed away recently.

 


OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter-June 2004

It is a beautiful day in Camarillo and I am thinking of all of you as I count my blessings and remember you as part of those blessings.  I know we share memories of our high school days and the many years since those days.   There is sadness as I share information about our classmates.  Some have passed on and others have faced serious health issues.  We must remember to live every day to the fullest!

In memory of our deceased classmates who crossed our paths and touched our lives.  They remain forever in our memories.

·        Jack Daly-passed away on June 11. He had experienced cancer problems but his brother Marty reports the cancer was in remission and Jack had enjoyed some very happy years of travel.  He had a seizure about a week ago.  A remembrance service will be held in Camarillo on Saturday, June 19. Location to be determined.  If you would like more information please reply to this email and I will respond when I know more.  An obituary notice will be in the Star Newspaper.  

·        Jazel Gray passed away in May in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He had been a custodial supervisor at the University of Nevada.

·        Pete Bunch (1955), a retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm., passed away in Williamsburg, Va. A memorial service was held in Williamsburg.  Interment with full military honors will be held at 9 a.m. July 14 at Arlington National Cemetery.

·        Jack Murphy, husband of our classmate Carole Skelton Murphy, lost his battle with melanoma.  He was recognized as an fishing expert and authored a book title ³In pursuit of Giant Bass.  Carol¹s email address is carolelee0727@yahoo.com.

·        Ruth Lee (1957) close friend of our classmate Lulu James Vomhof  passed on recently.  Ruth and her family had been living in Minnesota.

Those facing serious health issues are in our thoughts and prayers.

·        Deanna Hill Middleton (deesplace2000@aol.com) has small tumors in the pleura.  She is on another trial-an antibody called MDX-010.  She will go to USC weekly for treatment and have next CT at the end of June. 

·        Janet Alford Olson (olsons@sonnet.com) will have a PET Scan next week to help doctors evaluate continued problems related to her lungs and heart.   They do have a special vacation in San Diego planned with their sons and grandchildren and the doctors are telling Janet she will be able to go.   She is looking forward to this trip.  

·        Darryl Mortensen (dvmjdjm321@msn.com) is recovering well after having eye surgery, with a procedure called vitrectomy.  The doctor reported it was a textbook case and went very well. He corrected a tear in the retina with laser treatment, and the hole in the macula was cleaned of scar tissue, and a gas bubble was inserted.  Darryl¹s wife, Donna Jean reports that ³Darryl was very disciplined about keeping his face parallel to the floor, which kept the gas bubble where it needed to be.²

More newsŠ

·        Gary Craig and his wife Linda leased their home in Alaska, sold all their possessions and began a journey in their motor home. They recently purchased a home at 1234 E. Evanston Dr., Wichita, KS 67219-1326. 316-744-7670.

·        Sarah Mayorga Alcozar is retired and enjoys golf and watercolor.  She has 16 grandchildren and enjoys travelling.

·        George Jackson and his wife Pat celebrated their 45th anniversary in Italy and Sicily. 

Email address Changes:

Gail Gilson Silman- galsils@aol.com,  Ann Meek Davis- ann_dave3240@msn.com, Joyce Ranney Walker ­ jjwalker500@msn.com, Deronda Marchant Linder ­ linderjandd@yahoo.com

 


OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter-August 2004

                  From Raelene Brill Manzer (warm60@adelphia.net)

In this newsletter I am sharing news about our classmates.  Thank you to those who responded to my request for news. I do not include news relating to political causes or other causes.  My effort is always limited to news about our classmates.

 

·         Bernie Rodriguez (email address changed to injtlc@sbcglobal.net). Bernie and his wife, Sylvia, recently returned from a Caribbean cruise and are planning a trip to Europe.

·         Edith Elliott Tribbey and Bert Tribbey (bertt@csufresno.edu) Edith retired from her 25+ years as a Montessori Teacher and has stayed busy with the San Joaquin River Parkway Trust, leading field trips for elementary school groups. Bert is semi-retired but still teaches full time one semester at Cal State University Fresno.  They are enjoying being grandparents. 

·         Sam Turner (sam.t@ix.netcom.com) met Bill Helf and his wife Jan in Michigan City, IN.  Bill and Jan had been to Jan¹s class reunion at Earleville IL.  Bill and Sam enjoyed the cool breeze off Lake Michigan while Jan visited antique shops.

·         Darryl Mortensen and his wife, Donna Jean, left California in July and will travel to Montana and Kansas and then on to Florida to look at places where they might retire.  Darryl will also make a trip to the Dominican Republic to assist their missionary team with long-range strategic planning.  They are happy to report that the gas bubble in Darryl¹s eye has dissipated and his eyesight is improving every day.  I will send his address and email info when I receive them. 

·         Joe Zamora (jzlz@charter.net) his wife and extended family enjoyed vacation in Nueveo Vallarta, staying in a beautiful resort called Grand Velas

·         Chuck Drummond (CRDRUMMOND@aol.com) and his wife Sharon Dewey Drummond live in Portland, Oregon.  Chuck is Kay Drummond Hensley¹s brother and was in the OUHS Class of 57.  They have lived in Belguim, Poland and Bulgaria and plan on living somewhere in Europe in the near future.  He sent a photo to me and both of them look great! 

·         Dick Duncan (MGVADICK@aol.com) lives in Martinez, which is near San Francisco.  He and his ex-wife, Pattie Stehle, (Santa Clara) remain good friends and are proud of their two sons.   Dick never lost his passion of cars and has taken up surfing again.  To facilitate surfing he has purchased a house near Puerto Vallarta. He enjoys travel to Europe and has an unfulfilled ambition to do some vintage road racing on the historic circuits in EnglandŠGoodwood in particular as he has a car that raced there in 1954. 

·         Gene Salas (SalasInc@aol.com) will be a grandfather again.  His daughter, Kamron is pregnant for the first time with three babies, two boys and a girl.  That will make 10 grandchildren for Gene.

·         Jerry Brown (GwellerB@aol.com) won the salsa making contest for the Oxnard Salsa Festival.  His prize was 10 cases of his salsa, bottled and labeled.  Congratulations Jerry!

·         Joni Wikum Swindle and Joe Swindle (57) (jnjswindle@msn.com) are continuing to escort a few special vacations through Camarillo Travel.  In 2005 they will be going to China in the spring and Nova Scotia in the fall.  Email them for information if interested.

·         Raelene Brill Manzer and Bill Manzer (55) will be joining the class of 54 on their cruise to celebrate their 50th.     

  

In memory of our deceased classmates who crossed our paths and touched our lives. They remain forever in our memories:

·         Deanna Hill Middleton passed away on June 17.  She had fought a very courageous five year battle with cancer.  I know her daughter would appreciate cards, including memories of Deanna, sent to The family of Deanna Hill Middleton, 9 Calle Fronte, Camarillo, Ca. 93012.

·         Lorena ŒRene¹ Harvey Smith passed away on July 9. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was a lifetime resident of Oxnard (Nyeland Acres).

·         Marlene Freeman Riel¹s husband passed away in July. Their home is in Brooking, Oregon.

·         George Dever¹s sister, Carol (55), passed away recently.  Carol lived in Camarillo. 

 

 


OUHS Class of 1956 Newsletter-January 2005

from Raelene Brill Manzer warm60@adelphia.net

 

Happy New Year.  It has been about six months since I compiled the information you have sent for our newsletter.  Thank you for continuing to send email address changes and other information.  When we plan our 50th reunion this will make our planning so much nicer.  Speaking of reunions, the class of 1955 is planning their 50th and I will include their information in this newsletter. 

·         OUHS Class of 1955 50th Reunion-September 24, 2005 at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo.  For information contact Jerry White at jwhite@vcccd.net or Karen Hackett Phipps at mulgrave.kb@adelphia.net .  It will not be long before we have the 50th celebration for the class of 1956.

·         Jim Cooluris updated his website http://users.adelphia.net/~jcooluris/ and I found it very interesting with wonderful photography.

·         Don Beckham and Anne Ruscher opened their house for the Oxnard Autumn Historic Home Tour, which was a benefit for Food Share.  Their beautifully restored home is on F Street in Oxnard.  It was a trip down memory lane as we strolled those streets to view the homes.  We also saw many OUHS friends.

·         George Jackson and his wife Pat are celebrating a dual victory for the new year. George had two forms of cancer on his kidneys.  The left kidney had a renal cell cancer that was not treatable with chemotherapy. The right kidney as well as his bone marrow was infected with non-Hodgkin¹s Lymphoma.  The chemo appeared to work on the right kidney and the left kidney was removed by surgery on the 30th of December.  George is recovering at home at present.  Get well George!

·         Joan Wikum Swindle and Joe will be leaving for sixteen day tour of China escorted by Joe and Joni with a group of 25 folks.  They will be offering two tours a year, one international and one domestic to special places of interest. They are now living in their newly remodeled condo, enjoying good health, wine, food and playing golf together.

·         Ron Post has retired from active ministry. He writes, ³I am pleased to have begun two wonderful missions in my life. NW Medical Teams is one of the largest International Relief & Development non profits in the country doing $100 million of work around the world each year.  After stepping down from that mission I formed another, Mission Increase Foundation.  This foundation trains Christian missions in how to develop their funding base more effectively and we award nearly $2 million a year to these missions as matching grants.² They are expanding across the country and expect to award $50-$80 million a year in the next 8-10 years.   Ron will continue to serve on the board but he is looking forward to more travel and time with grandchildren and church. .

·         Donny Burrows and Stephanie visited Gene Salas and Peggy recently. Donny shared photos of the Salas beautiful home and yard in Santa Maria.  Gene and Peggy also have 3 new grandchildren.  Daughter Kamron had triplets.  This makes 10 grandchildren for Gene

Address changes for your records:

·         Leah Florence Deutsch (Smith) 2350 Adobe Rd #156, Bullhead City, AZ86442, 928-763-2268, cherrienana@aol.com

·         Pat Horton Slagel sugerplum744@earthlink.net

·         Troy West 332330 Huron Rd, Coarsegold, CA, 93614, 559-683-0930.

·         Eloise Gerry Mansfield elartman@verizon.net

·         Joy Austin Braden braden@vcss.k12.ca.us

·         Donny Burrows sadlburrows@adelphia.net

·         Don Roberts d.g.roberts56@sbcglobal.net

·         Nancy Harmon Maclean nmac333@aol.com

·         Darryl Mortensen dvmdjm321@sbcglobal.net

·         Euleen Huber Vest ulean@tularosa.net

In memory of our deceased classmates who crossed our paths and touched our lives.  They remain forever in our memories.

·         David Core passed away in December. He had been a plumbing contractor in Oxnard before moving to Texas a few years ago.  In high school he played the trumpet in the band. 

·         Jerry Edwards passed away after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma with metastases and only lived two weeks after diagnosis.  Kay Drummond Hensley  provided this sad news. 

I enjoy writing this for you and greatly appreciate knowing that you receive it.  Continue sending newsŠit encourages me! Raelene

 


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