Date: 2/12/00 11:31:44 AM Central Standard Time
Hi, this is Jerry Aldoroty. I live in Humboldt County, California. That
is on the coast about 75 miles South of the Oregon Border. I've lived
here since 1973. It is beautiful here, lots and lots of redwood trees,
rivers, mountains, and of course the Pacific Ocean! It's green all year
long here because it rains alot and the climate is mild.
I was a jokester in High School, always giving Mr. Farrington, Mr. Windes
(Bobo), and Ms. Backus a rough time. Ray Planeta knew me well !!
I lost touch with just about everyone since High School and I think it
would be fun to renew some acquaintences. I'm a Bank Manager now, so things
have really changed!
Subj: Class of 1964
Date: 9/12/00 10:02:35 PM Central Daylight Time
I am Susan Bartley Lea, class of 1964. I graduated from University of
Redlands in 1968. I lived in San Diego, Phoenix, and Marina del Rey --
I was a school teacher, travel agent and worked for American Airlines.
During the 1970's I was able to see a lot of the world! Since 1979 I have
lived in Monterey, CA with my husband, Bob Lea, who is a marine biologist.
We have two teenagers: Sabrina, 19, who is a student at Trinity University
in San Antonio, TX and Graham, 16, a high school junior.
These days I keep busy being a mom and also am on the executive board
of the parent club at school, I substitute teach, and recently became
a consultant for Creative Memories. I play tennis when I can and still
love to travel. My mother and 3 siblings (Steve '67, Judy '70, Jack '72)
all live in Arizona. We visit Scottsdale at least once a year and lately
see PHX a little more often as we change planes there enroute to San Antonio.
I won't be able to make the reunion -- will have to hear about it from
my sister. Hope everyone has a great time and hello to all who may remember
Date: 10/12/00 2:01:11 PM Central Daylight Time
From: Robert_Benne@msdw.com (Benne, Robert)
Wow - lots of fun to see some of the old names! I missed the reunion due
a schedule conflict. Wish I could have been there. Here's a thumbnail
activities since graduation: Went to ASU where the antics in Animal House
would have been foot notes to my early college days. While going through
couple different majors, ASU finally "forgot" (humm, I still
this - too convenient) to send in my deferment so ended up spending 4
in the military, 2 of which were in Vietnam (three consecutive tours)
the US Army Security Agency. Returned to finish school and went into the
securities business. I currently manage for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
North Scottsdale. Other current activities include 20 years as a Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy and a rancher with a working cattle
ranch in Northern Arizona. Married a gal from Xavier HS (an Az native
just had our 26th anniversary) and have one son 17 attending Brophy.
Although we have lived out of the valley in past, we are here for keeps
living in North Scottsdale.
BTW, for those of you who knew Lloyd Bridwell (class of 65 or 66), he
away this year. He was a good friend that I got to know some time after
and he'll be missed.
Boyd and Vicki Grate
Subj: Reunion 2000 Registration
Date: 4/19/00 9:58:05 PM Central Daylight Time
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Boyd, Jr.
7362 East Rovey Avenue
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
Jim Boyd 1964
Vicki Grate 1964
Please include me in your registration
Graduation Date 1964
I graduated from NAU (actually out of residence at the U of A) with a degree in Chemistry,
Worked at Motorola as a Process Engineer
Moved to Baton Rouge with Betz Laboratories
Moved to Yorba Linda California with Betz Laboratories
Moved to Tucson with Betz Laboratories
Moved to Phoenix with APS, Technical Support Manager, Palo Verde Nuclear
Moved to Plano Texas with Nalco Chemical as District Manager of the Texas Region
Moved back to Scottsdale with Nalco as Director Western Region and Pacific (spent way too much time living out of suitcases)
Moved to Saudi Arabia with Nalco as Regional Manager Middle East
Returned to Scottsdale with Nalco as Director Power Plant Construction
Retired in 2001.
Married in 1972 to Frances King, (Sunnyslope Grad). Still on my first marriage. Working on our 36th year.
One Son , Doug & One Daughter Heather No Grandchildren yet.
We always considered Scottsdale our home, even when living abroad. We spend our time between Flagstaff and Scottsdale. We are currently building a place in Flag. I used to spend a good time outdoors and flying. My many hobbies have narrowed down to restoration of old cars. It’s too bad that the entire High School was leveled. I get a little sad every time I drive down Scottsdale Road.
Thank you for maintaining this site. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Subj: SHS graduate 64'
Date: 8/6/99 9:59:07 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Ara Lynn Mc Reynolds)
Ara Lynn (Byars) Mc Reynolds
5224 North 43rd Place
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Subj: Class of 64
Date: 9/30/99 1:42:25 PM Central Daylight Time
I probably shouldn't bother since I had virtually NO friends (well there
was Ted Eminowicz, Ed West, Scott and Bill and Hobbie Thompson(s), Sharon
O., Joy N., and, and, and, ...shoot, maybe I did have some friends). In
Left AZ in 64 to see the world. On my way back I stopped in California.
Went to some colleges there, and worked at some colleges. Went to Hawaii
and worked at a college. Came back to Cal and worked at a college (getting
borrrrrring!). Was a cop, a sailor, a soldier, a therapist, a teacher,
administrator, and a few other things. About ready to pull the pin though
and move back to AZ. I'm sure Scottsdale hasn't changed one little bit
since 64! I'm going to Lutes and get a chocolate krumpler, see a movie
the Kiva, and maybe have lunch at the Pink Pony and dinner at Lulu belle's.
Boy, I can't wait!!!
Demographics: Two kids, three grand kids, and two step-grand kids via
ex-wife (Joyce Reinhart--almost class of 65). One more -- my world famous
daughter -- from my wife (of 22 plus years). Brother of Jim (1965) who
can't be found in this country usually. Heart attack in April almost did
me in; but I ain't easy to kill (yes, it has been tried). If there's
another reunion...I'll be there.
Subj: SHS Graduating Class of 1963 & 1964
Date: 8/20/00 4:02:26 PM Central Daylight Time
John E. Dirks ('63 & '64 - Long story but it had to do with an elevator
shaft in Fashion Square) Moved to Santa Monica, CA. in 1972 to start a
high tech company, sold the company, moved back to Scottsdale in 1994
after the Northridge earthquake rattled my wife's nerves for the last
time. Now live where we used to hold the 'midnight' drag races near Cactus
and 64th street. I'm a contemporary southwest artist doing jewelry for
southwest galleries and collectors. I look forward to seeing you all at
the reunion in October.
John E. Dirks
Subj: Meg Edwards - Class of 64
Date: 8/25/00 12:20:41 AM Central Daylight Time
I'm Meg Edwards Kallvy, graduated in 1964 from Scottsdale High. After
graduation, I went to ASU for a year and then got married. There was a
17 year stretch as a housewife & mom (loved that job) before I went
back to school to finish my degree. I am now the Controller for a manufacturing
firm in Los Angeles (love this job). My husband Rich and I live in Long
Beach, CA . My three kids are grown and my first grandchild is due in
It would be wonderful to reconnect with old friends from SHS. So where
are you, Ann Paul, Sue Smith, Sharon Pavelda, Gay Saake, and all the other
members of Beaver Builders? You can e-mail me at Megkal@AOL.com
Date: 10/1/99 12:27:44 AM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ted Eminowicz)
Thadeus "Ted" Eminowicz
Class of "64"
Teaching shop at SHS (Superior High School)
in Superior, AZ. (60 mi. E of Scottsdale on US60)
(our school colors are black and orange)
Attended the 20th and 30th reunions,
will see you all at the 40th.
Web Site registration Class of 64
Date: 10/21/00 8:43:25 AM Central Daylight Time
Please include me in your registration.
Richard H. Franklin
2245 N. Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
I have worked as a pilot since service in the Navy from 1968-1973, then
Pacific Southwest Airlines, and USAirways up to now.
I am a Uof A grad from 68'. I have 2 children, Brian 18, Evan 15
I have been based all over the country but hope to settle back in California/Nevada
Thanks for sending me the web site address. Hope to see everybody at the
Vicki Grate (see Jim
Subj: Beaver Web Site
Date: 2/22/01 12:45:14 PM Central Standard Time
After I graduated from Scottsdale High in 1964, I attended the University
Arizona. There was a little interruption in 1967 when I served in
and then it was back to the U of A where I graduated in 1970.
I was married to Debby Kee, a Tucson girl, in June of 1970, and we are
together after almost 30 years. We have two children, Erin, 26,
of Ball State University in 1996 and Jeff, who is a senior in chemical
engineering at Purdue University. I know what you are thinking ----
must be very intelligent because Bob could never have fathered two children
that smart on his own. Don't worry, I hear it all the time.
We have lived in Goshen, Indiana since 1979, and I am in the building
materials distribution business. I will be in Phoenix a couple of
February 2001 for business meetings, so if anyone wants to get together
dinner and a drink just drop me an email and we can set it up. I
may be in
Indiana now, but I will be a "Beaver Forever."
Robert A. Headrick
Director of International Procurement
Cast Products Corporation
58263 Charlotte Ave
Elkhart, IN 46515
Phone: (219) 294-2684 x.119
Fax: (219) 296-7564
Email: email@example.com <mailto:Pbond@castproductscorp.com>
Web: www.castproductscorp.com http://www.castproductscorp.com
********Later...February 22, 2001
I have enjoyed the web site more than you will ever know. I have
lived in Indiana for the past 25 years and I had lost touch with everyone.
My wife and I spent the weekend in Scottsdale playing golf and eating
ice cream at the Sugar Bowl. We met some friends that we had not
seen since May of 1964. None of that would have happened without
you. Thanks again
Bob and Debby Headrick
Class of 1964
Date: 5/23/00 12:47:46 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Maureen Edgecomb)
What a great site! I've had so much fun reading about so many of our old
(pardon me!) friends and what they've been up to all these years. I've
been in California since the month after graduation in '64. Taught English,
art, and humanities at Cal State, community colleges, and high school.
I recently retired from Cal State Sacramento to free-lance write and illustrate
from my home. Have two grown children: Todd is 26 and Nicole is 33. One
grandson (can you believe this?!)--Zacharay is 3 1/2. I've kept in touch
with Lee Warren, Linda Warner, and Michele Christensen. Would love to
know where Suzie Cowan is!
So many great memories--dancing with Terry Connors at the C.Y.O. dances
(always coming in second--Harry Luge and Bev Burke always came in first!!),
hiding in Sneaky Pete's trunk of his '55 Chevy (now, how else do you go
to the drive-in?), dances at the Armory, the fabulous football and basketball
games, dancing in the summer Theater Arts productions. So sorry the school
was torn down--unbelievable.
Can't wait to see everyone at the reunion. Lee and I will definitely be
Maureen Hirsh (now Edgecomb)
Subj: Roxy Hurd McGough
Date: 6/5/01 5:49:45 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Larry McGough)
Roxy Hurd McGough - Class of 1964
ASU 1964-68; Graduated in Elementary Education
Married Richard Franklin (SHS '64) 1968-74 (no children)
Pepperdine University 75-77 Masters in Early Childhood Education
Taught primary grades 1970-2001 (predominantly kindergarten)
Remarried 1981 to Larry McGough (pronounced Magoo)(no children)
Living at Canyon Lake, Texas (North of San Antonio)
Enjoy golfing, kayaking, snow skiing, hiking
Retired with 30 years in public schools May 2001
Plan to spend leisure time in Ruidoso, New Mexico golfing and hiking
Subj: Bob Ingraham Class of 1964
Date: 5/3/00 7:32:30 PM Central Daylight Time
I live in Chandler and would love to hear from anybody I knew at Scottsdale
High School. I get sad everytime I drive through downtown Scottsdale and especially
where the school was. Would like to have my ashes buried in Beaver Paradise,
wherever that is now. Call me: cell phone 602/366-3699 or home 480/821-1064.
I regularly talk to Allen Hall, Tom Mooney and Howard Smith. Jim Walton (62)
and I have been great friends since high school too.
687 W. Mission Drive
Chandler, Az 85225
Subj: Class of 1964
It's been a long time. But sure would like to come to the Oct Bash.
I will keep checking back.
Attached is my trails end photo. From last June which was very raining
here in the rocky mtns.
Date: 8/12/99 10:38:29 AM Central Daylight Time
Bob Kane, Class of 1964, brother of Claudia and Linda Reloy Kane (1963)
Graduate of Seattle Univ., FBI National Academy. Retired as Chief of Police
(15 yrs) after 27 years in police work. Currently teach nation wide for the
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on such issues as Hate-Bias Crimes,
Task Force Development for everything from serial murders to narcotic investigations,
Community Policing, Communications, etc.... Now living back in Phoenix with
my wife Carol (29 yrs of marriage) and 19 yr old daughter Jesse after being
in the pacific northwest for the past 15 years. We DO ENJOY the lack of rain
and the fact that the sun DOES come out almost every day...!!!!
I continue to try my best to fish as often as possible!
I have been truly blessed in my life and look forward to more of the same!
I have been able to maintain communications with: Nancy Norris, Jed Nolan,
Bud Meador, Jeni Graham, Craig Crismon, Diane Melde, Diane Valentine, Dennis
Would love to see a reunion of Scottsdale Singers (60's) have been too busy
to work on it as I should....g
4111 E. Charter Oak
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602 996 3176
November 7th, 1999
Bill....Sorry to report that Dennis Willis, Class of 63, very
active in the Fine Arts department, played Jud in the musical "Oklahoma",
passed away after a very short illness, October 18, 1999. He was much loved
and respected. Our prayers are with his wonderful family. His memorial service
was Monday Oct. 25 at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea at 7 PM. For further
information you are welcome to e-mail me. THX
February 6th, 2000
1964: Robert (Bob) B. Kane, Brother of Reloy (63) and Claudia
(67) Both Sisters are now in the Seattle area.
After SHS spent 41/2 years in the military. Retired after 27 years from police
work. The past fifteen years were spent as a Chief of Police north of Seattle.
Currently teach and assist with the development of courses around the country
for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Dept. of Justice and Treasury
Dept.) in such programs as Hate-Bias Crimes, Community Policing, Task Force
Development and Management.... I also consult and audit programs and departments
to insure proper security, management, procedures, safety, etc.....
I moved back to the Phoenix area with my wife of 29 years (Carol Ann Kuchler,
Arcadia class of 63) and my twenty year old daughter, Jesse, (PV Community
Fishing, Indian Ruin discovery and protection, Arizona/southwest history,
four wheeling and wonderful old music are my passion.
Attempting to keep current on old friends is important to me. Reconnecting
with other alumni has really been fun.
Feel free to e-mail: RBCAKANE@AOL.COM
Subj: Scottsdale High School Alumni News
Date: 3/14/00 1:38:19 AM Central Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (PAUL KNIGHT)
I'm Paul L. Knight from the class of 1964 at Scottsdale High. I'm
really pleased to see
that someone is creating this website. To save both space and time,
I'll compress the
vital information as much as possible:
53, mostly bald, gray beard, progressive lenses, very healthy,
cross country skiing, open water rowing, sea kayaking, hiking, scuba
diving, very little driving; B.A. Occidental College, M.S. New York
Medical College, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco in
neurophysiology, biomedical enginnering at Johns Hopkins, medical
computing at U. of Missouri; had to get back to San Francisco Bay
earning a serious living -> 18 long but interesting years as a computer
networking engineer with Hewlett Packard, retired at age 50; Jodi (first
wife, stressed out doctor, divorced but still friends), Marlee (second
wife, engineer, died of protracted illness), Charlotte (future wife,
engineer, wonderfully alive); three cats, no kids; NOW--happiest time
of my life.
Peace and good health to everybody,
Paul L. Knight
41436 Timber Creek Terrace
Fremont, CA 94539
Subj: Class of 1964
Date: 2/17/00 3:58:31 PM Central Standard Time
From: Dennis.Kobarg@conectiv.com (Kobarg, Dennis)
Joined the United States Marine Corps. in August 1964. Served 4 years
including tours in the Dominican Republic crisis and Viet Nam.
I have worked the past 33 years in the Telecommunications industry.
Currently have my own business "DenKo Communications Inc." a Florida
Corporation. Specializing in CLEC consulting and CTI integration's.
Date: 6/21/99 6:10:56 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Richard Batchelder)
Any one out there from class of '64? Hi from Marilyn Miller. e-mail
I am registered on Classmates- have listed my bio. Just noticed a possible
Oct 2005 reunion? I left Scottsdale summer of 64- moved to Miami, Florida-
married a Yankee from New York- relocated to New York- had my beautiful son
Nov 1965- divorced 1970- remarried Oct 1971- had my lovely daughter May 1973.
Relocated back to Arizona 1977- I have spent majority of my time in
Purchasing with large manufacturing firms.
The most tragic and painfull experience of my life was the death of my
beautiful brave son Patrick Michael- passed March 19, 2000- after a 4 month
fight to survive a very rare and cancerous brain tumor. The most difficult experience
of my life has been attempting to survive and go on with life without my
God did bless me with a beautiful grandchild- Ashlee Miranda- one of the
greatest joys of my life. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. I try
to believe that everything has been part of Gods master plan for my life.
I have never been one known to be a quitter- so I go on to see what still
might lie ahead for me in this lifetime.
Sonja Nicastro-Sr.Buyer-Corporate Purchasing
Wincup- fax # 623-936-9720
phone # 623-936-1791 EXT 3222
Subj: Class of '64 alumnus
Date: 8/22/00 1:29:55 PM Central Daylight Time
From: NTallman@sunbeltscenic.com (Nancy Tallman)
I'm Nancy Norris Tallman, graduated SHS '64, ASU '68, Temple University '75.
From 1972-75 I was a stage manager in Los Angeles, met and married in 1973,
moved back to Scottsdale in '75 to teach in the Theatre Dept. at ASU, left
teaching in 1982 and went back to being a Production Manager at Phoenix
Symphony Hall & in Warwick RI for 15 years. I'm an Lighting and Audio
Production Executive (LAPE??) for Sunbelt Scenic Studios in Tempe.
My husband of 27 years, Roy, owns & operates Headmaster Ltd. barber shop
Mesa. We have a son Noah, 20 who's a drummer (anybody need a drummer???)
and daughter Nina,18 who is following in my footsteps in theatre as a stage
manager. She plans on going to Tempe University in the Spring.(Anybody go
room in Philadelphia?)
Chris Cookson, Jed Nolan & Bob Kane('64s), Paul Ernst(63) and I have kept
touch and share info. We all got to see Dennis Willis before he was
diagnosed and so glad we did. Unfortunately, we lost our friend David
Schupbach('63) in 1995, but not before he brought Chris & Paul and I back
touch after 25 years. Bob Kane & I attended a memorial service for Dave
Coats and realized how important it is to appreciate friends and mentors
when we can. Dave Coats & especially Joe Eisle influenced my career choices
for 40 years. If Diane Valentine will bring the sheet music to the Beaver
Bash, and we all remember our reading glasses, I bet we can still belt out
some choruses to "Elisha Rock" & a million show tunes..O.K.?(l.a.h.o.m.a.!)
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Subj: Class of 1964
Date: 9/23/00 3:13:44 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Bryan Pendergast)
Hello to All that remember me and even to those who don't!! My name is
Bryan Rupp now Bryan Pendergast. I love this web site!!! After leaving
H.S. went on to NAU, from there moved to Calif. and met my husband of 33
yr. Jim. We have three wonderful daughters, Peggy 29 (has been teaching
1st gr. for 7 yr.), Erin 24 (in business for herself~trade show
transportation) & Jaymee 20 (goes to college, works, and a note for Nancy
Norris she plays the guitar now there is a drummer and a guitar), Peggy's
husband Chris (will graduate with his engineering degree in March) and
our first grandchild due in April. My husband Jim retired from So.
Calif. Edison after 28 yr. and is now doing consulting work for them.
I'm still teaching at St. Polycarp School in Stanton have been there for
20 yr., did retire from being the athletic director and P.E. teacher this
year to become full time computer teacher (was doing both P.E. &
Computer) and on site technology director for the school. Have keep in
touch with Lee "Warren" Huey, actually she is my oldest daughters
Godmother and lives about 15 min. from us, a little trivia. Also with
Cindy "Cox" Beauvais class of '62', she and her husband Ken live
Marcos... Would love to know what ever happened to Lew Townsend, Craig
Crismon, Judy August, Jim Boyd, Richard Anderson, (was Charlie Cameron
killed in Viet Nam?), Tony Conyers, Jed Nolan, Sharon Pavelda, Fred
Selland, Robert Uhl?? Does anyone remember Tom Porter or Michael
Lightborne??? At one time in the 60's, myself and all of the above were
pretty good friends! Heard from Sonja "Smith" Nicastro and that
fun.. Ran into Jane "Turner" Capp (4 yr ago) at one of my husbands
reunions she had married Charlie (who passed away about 3 yr ago) one of
his classmates in Calif., talk about a small world.. I was so sad to
hear about Steve Elsner he was the first friend I made when my family
moved to Ariz. the end of my 8th gr... Can't believe it about Mr. Coats
he was the greatest!! Poor ole Mr. Benton never was the same after our
class.. If Mr. Klint (loved that man) is anywhere out there I'm really
sorry about the wrong mixture in Chem, we had to evacuate the whole side
of the school.. Mrs. Reinken the typing teacher would be proud of me
today since I teach keyboarding.. Mr. Barcala what a wonderful man, I
used to make him brownies!! Would love to hear from anyone out there
that remembers me or has any info on those we have in common. Have a
great week-end at the reunion and I'll get all the fun details from Lee
"Warren" Huey and Maureen "Hirsh" Edgecomb when they get
Have a good one,
Donna Vowles and Linda
Subj: Classes of 66 and 64<>
Date: 6/10/00 9:12:38 AM Central Daylight Time
Donna Vowles Cobb
3200 S. Little Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
520 774 9636
Linda Vowles Loving
346 W. South Mountain Av
Phoenix, AZ 85041
520 276 6779
Jim Walton & Tom Mooney
Date: 5/4/00 12:11:01 AM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Bob Ingraham)
Howard Smith '64
8876 Olive Lane, #9
Santee, Calif 92071
Jim Walton '62
7345 E. Jackrabbit Road
Paradise Valley, Az 85250
Tom Mooney '64
16783 Rosemary Lane
Chino Hills, Calif 91709
Subj: Class of 64
Date: 9/13/00 3:07:45 PM Central Daylight Time
From: SonjaNicastro@wincup.com (Sonja Nicastro)
Sonja Smith Nicastro...class of 64....moved back to Arizona in
77....employed by Wincup...Sr. Buyer Corporate Purchasing...mailing address
7980 W. Buckeye Rd, Phx, Az...85043...phone (623) 936-1791..email
site...enjoyed reading the amazing accomplishments of my former
classmates...will be attending the reunion this year for the first
time....Looking forward to seeing you again in person....perhaps
rediscovering some who have become amazing people over the years....
Subj: CLASS OF -64
Date: 9/4/00 12:12:17 PM Central Daylight Time
(See Update below. 2005)
I'm so glad that we are having a reunion. The last one in 1980 was
quite sad and I thought we might never have another.
Since graduation I have lived in Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. My first
husband and I had three sons, who are now all married and have given us
6 grandchildren, 3 boys and 3 girls. Bob passed away June 1994, and I
have since remarried.
I began attending ASU in the fall of 1964. I graduated from ASU May 10,
1990. I wasn't the oldest to graduate, buy my claim to fame is the
length of time it took for me to graduate!!
After having my three sons, (sounds like a TV comedy), attend a
Christian school, I became a teacher's aide for three years. It was
then that I knew I wanted to become a teacher. We lived on the coast
of Oregon for 9 years, Astoria & Warrenton. (Remember "Free Willy"
"Kindergarten Cop"? Both were filmed in Astoria, Oregon.) I continued
taking classes toward my degree. In Nevada, University of Las Vegas, I
began night school and was awarded a scholarship, just before we moved
back to Phoenix, Arizona.
I was a homemaker for the first eleven years of our marriage, and I
consider these some of the best years of my life. Bob had his first
heart attack and I entered the business field. I worked for Lemcom,
Inc., who made Micro-processor Communications Controllers, the
forerunner of "Networking". In 1983 I began working for Syntex
Ophthalmics, which manufactured contact lenses. I was the
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Quality Control. Syntex
bought Sola Opthalmics, an Australian based company. After a prosperous
2 years, Sola-Syntex bought Barnes-Hind. My five and one-half years
ended with the closing of the Phoenix facility, due to the down-sizing
of the new company.
I was fortunate to have accumulated enough hours to qualify for
assistance JTPA to help me finish my degree. I also obtained
scholarships from ASU, completed 5 semesters in 2 years, graduating from
ASU (WEST) in May 1990. My first grandchild was born three weeks before
this monumental event in my life.
I have been teaching for 11 years, and received my Masters in
Educational Psychology from NAU a month before my first husband, Bob,
died. We had been married 27 years.
I have enjoyed traveling. Took a cruise to Alaska, a tour of Israel,
and find time to take 2-3 trips every year, visiting California,
Florida, Canada, Maine, Connecticut and Oregon.
I met my husband of almost 4 years, Joe, at my garage sale. I didn't
know that I could fall in love again. We were married at the Arizona
Living History Museum, at the 1800's church. He has taught me to play
golf, and we go dancing whenever possible. Joe is quite a guy. There
isn't anything he can't fix!
Hoping to see Jan Young, Roxy Hurd, Denise Decker, Sue Peterson, Mary
Lou Daines, Sue Cornwell, Vickie Grate, Kathy Playton, Lewis Townsend,
Nancy Danyow, Susan Scott, Kathy Walker, Nancy Norris, Bob and Richie
Greene, Jed Nolan, Jim Zupanic, Ed Groth, Richard Frankline, John
Lambert and many more....
The most influencial teachers I had were Mr. Bryan who encouraged me to
discover how exciting Chemistry could be; Mr. Joseph Eslie, who was a
perfectionist who inspired me to be the best I could be; and Mr. Joe
Barcala who helped me to see the humor in life around me.
The funniest time - Seeing Debs Valentine's little car sitting on the
top of the ramp to the bookstore!
The saddest time - The death of President Kennedy. Mr. Eslie had us
sing a song as a prayer just after we heard the final announcement.
I agree with you Nancy, life is precious, and we need to appreciate each
person we know everyday we live. I believe that we also are in debt to
many people in our lives and owe it to them and to others to
Cheryl (Steen) Voisine
Update, August, 2005: Joe Voisine,
who accompanied me to our "Beaver
Bash 2000" past away one year later from cancer. I have since re-married.
Don is retired and we travel whenever we can. Don has four married daughters,
10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with two grandchildren not yet
married. We all get together about once a month to celebrate something.
When we get together with my family, and his we sure have a huge crowd!
I never imagined being married twice, let alone three times.
out my trust, I realized that I am
Cheryl Sue Steen aka McManamy, aka Voisine, aka Montague..
We bought a home in Garden Lakes in Avondale, AZ. I'll retire from
teaching in a few years. It will be nice to have some FREE time. These
last two years I have been developing our school's program for Title
I. The Federal Government sure does like repetitive paper work! What
is exciting to see is the growth the students make in a year. Many
have gaps in their education and when you help to fill in those gaps,
it is neat to see them become successful academically. This year we
will offer more programs for the parents, including English cllasses.
Sorry to miss our next reunion in October 2005. We have a trip planned to
Santa Barbara, and Brea, CA to see my oldest son and his family (two of six
precious grandchildren that I have.
Would love to hear from you.
11126 W. Dana Lane
Avondale, AZ 85323
Cell - 602-738-3522
Subj: Class of '64
From: MkathrynP@aol.com (Kathi Till)
Kathi Till (Kathryn Peetoom)
I recently moved back to the area after my husband died. I spent about
30 years in the Pacific Northwest. I would love to hear from anyone,
and be informed of any gatherings.
Lee Ann Warren
Subj: Class of '64
Date: 5/22/00 1:36:48 PM Central Daylight Time
Lee Ann Warren (Huey)
class of 1964
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I just recently discovered your web site and what a great idea! I am in Scottsdale
quite often, as my mother still has the house off of Mockingbird Lane, and
I have often thought about the "good old days" (the desert parties,
dances at the armory, hanging out in the parking lot at Fashion Square, the
all night cast parties after a play), and about what everyone is doing now.
Upon graduation from SHS in 1964, I went on to the U of A where I majored
in English and theater arts. I graduated in 1968 and went on to ASU for a
Masters Degree in Secondary Education. Then it was "on to the Coast"
where I have taught high school English, reading, and ELD for 30 years. I
have been married to my husband Chris (stockbroker turned businessman) for
nearly 20 years and we have a fifteen year old daughter, Sara, who goes to
Newport Harbor High School where she is a competitive sailor. We live about
3 miles from the beach in Costa Mesa, California. We try to travel as much
as we can (7 times to Europe) and have formed a travel group with friends
and co-workers. I keep in touch with Bryan Rupp (Pendergast), and Maureen
Hirsh (Edgecomb), also class of '64. Maureen and I are going to try to make
it to the reunion in October. I would love to hear from anyone who might remember
me or anyone we might have known in common.
See you in October,
Subj: Faith Heim aka Faith Young Class of 64
Date: 6/13/00 3:13:04 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (john heim)
Well, after 36 years,2 marriages (on no. 3), 2 boys (one from each
marriage),1 grandson (will be 1 on 7/2) many (but whos counting)jobs,and as
many addresses...I find myself living just a few miles north of the house
lived in while going to Beaver Camp(SHS). I still get around, and I mean
around. Last year I made 2 trips to Austraila, to Japan, Spain and several
of our own beautiful states. I just got back from Italy. I live in
McCormick Ranch durring the week and up in Happy Jack on weekends (and as
much as I can otherwise).My house up there may become the retirement( boy
did I say that R word?)haven in a few years. I have a scrap book with some
old treasures from SHS I will bring to reunion. I'll be wearing my Beaver
Button.Hope to get my sister ,Karen Young Class of 62, to come from Texas
for the reunion.Till then.
Faith Heim aka Faith Young
9037 N. 87th Way,
480 483 7243
Would like to hear from anyone that was in Theater Arts 62-64 Mr.
Eslie and Mr Coats, what ever happened to you? I have some programs from a
few plays..No time for sergents..Pajama game..(who can forget Terry
Shaffer...THE OLD DEVIL ) in Damn Yannkees, and Face of a Man. Had 3 years
of fun fun fun.The cast parties were the best. Know the reunion will be the