March 2, 1997
Dale Kaldahl died March 2 of a pancreatic hemorrhage. He was 54 and
resided in Eugene, Oregon.
Kaldahl was born Jan.
30, 1943, in Omaha, Neb., to Eiler and Karen Kalhahl. The family
moved to this area the same year. He attended schools in
Springfield, graduating from Springfield High School in 1961.
He served in the
National Guard and worked for Waremart for many years. He also
worked for the Eugene School district and enjoyed fishing and
Survivors include his
mother, Karen Miller of Springfield; a daughter, Lisa of Eugene; a
brother, Norman of Corvallis; and a half-brother, Vernon of Hardy,
“Remember Dale and his little Sports Car? One of the things Dale
‘LOVED’ to do was to take a first-time-rider down South A and
turn North at Paramount Market, then he would swerve down a side
street and as the rider was checking his/her shorts (to see if
they were wet), a huge German Shepherd would run out as if to
rip your arm off! I swear that dog’s head was the size of a
basketball and it’s teeth looked like they were 10” long! Dale
would laugh his head-off! I remember a second time Dale pulled
that little stunt on me, as he swerved down the side street, I
very calmly put my arm inside the car and leaned-over towards
him and he said, I guess I must have pulled this on you before!
And sure enough, that dog was Johnny-on-the-spot.” I asked Dale
if he ever worried that big dog would ever get him? Dale said
no he can’t catch me, I’m going to fast!
Keck Wilson, Arline
ACTIVITIES: Full-time secretary with Asante Child Development Services
worship leader at church. I play guitar, love bicycling and am learning to
downhill ski. Very bitten by the "rubber stamp bug."
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS: Some ups and downs - married to a man who
loves me and his children very much. Have traveled to Jordan and Israel
and have participated in a short term mission to the Dominican Republic.
Have lived in the same community for nearly 30 years and have enjoyed
being a mother and homemaker (I didn't go to work till the children were
raised). I love being a grandma and spend a lot of time with the four who
live in this area. I am very involved in my church (Cornerstone Christian)
and feel my life is very blessed. Best job ever - teaching kindergarten in
a Christian school 15 years ago. Lots of hugs - can't beat that.
Its been a long time since I have written anything about what I am
doing. Like most of you, I am now among the retired and absolutely love
it. Five years ago, I started taking viola lessons again (after 45 years)
and am now playing with two quartets and a small orchestra in Ashland. It
is lots of fun and I've made many new friends.
My hobbies still include rubber stamping and I pretty much make all
of the greeting cards sent out (over 100 at Christmas) and I also am very
involved with Creative Memories (as consultant) and have made several
traditional and digital photo albums, etc. Oh, yea, and my favorite winter
fun is whooshing down Mt Ashland on my skis. I started learning to downhill
about 9 years ago and I'm totally hooked. Only two more years and I can ski
for free. Hot dog! Okay, okay - I'm not really a crazy woman - - - I make
sure I am not surrounded by teenage snowboarders when I start down the run.
ha ha ha
Garry, my husband of 42 years, and I attend a church that has a food and
clothing ministry and we volunteer there. We (the program) serve a hot meal
every Saturday and feed about 150 folks. We also distribute bags of
groceries, give out clothing, cut hair and do medical screenings (we have a
nurse practitioner on board).
Every Tuesday morning I pick up a 14 year old boy who has autism and we
spend three hours together - sometimes ending our time having lunch. He is
verbal so we are able to have conversation of sorts. He does, however, get
stimulated by things like electronics, fountains, and Christmas lights and
it is hard to turn him at times. He's a good boy and we generally have a
pretty good time together.
I recently became our neighborhood coordinator for the Medford Food
Project. It is a brand new program here in Medford, designed after a very
successful program in Ashland and Talent, whereby all who participate have
opportunity to share with their community all year long with very little
effort. The coordinators pass out empty reusable green bags, the folks who
receive them have two months to put non-perishable items in the bag, and
then we, the coordinators, come pick them up on a designated day, leave them
another empty bag, take the food to the assigned drop off, and start all
over again. I'm very excited to be part of this really cool program.
I have a very sweet little dog that we adopted last year. He is a
terrier mix and loves me so much. Garry calls him my velcro dog because he
sticks to me like velcro. I'm having fun teaching him all sorts of tricks
and manners. He didn't know anything when he came to us (he was four years
old when we got him). His only problem is he's a food maniac and we can't
leave him alone in the house - so he has a kennel for when we have to go to
church or out to dinner.
Garry and I have eleven grandchildren - no greats yet. Our most
recent addition was this last August when our daughter and her husband
traveled to Ethiopia and brought back two of the cutest twin baby girls you
would ever want to see. They were ten months then and are now 15 months and
have just started toddling pretty good. I call them my little chocolate
drops. They are so so sweet. We have other families in our church with
ethnic babies and children so they won't feel too isolated. My daughters
other children range in age from 13 to 19 and are absolutely in love with
their new sisters. You should see the boys with them. It is a joy to
Garry is so sweet to me and is always trying to keep up with my crazy
ideas. Last summer he built me a lovely pergola in the back yard, complete
with bench and this spring he is going to put in a little pond with a
waterfall outside our living room window. We have lots of bird feeders in
our back yard and enjoy watching the birds feed.
Well, now that I've pretty much written a novel, I guess I will stop and
hope to catch up with some of you at the reunion. Yup, we'll be there, Lord
willin' and the creek don't rise, as the old saying goes.
Its been fun to read about so many of you. I hope more of you will take
the time to let us all in on some of your past times and hobbies.
San Francisco, CA
Son: Joshua; Grandson: Spencer
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Early Childhood Education Administrator,
Professional Astrologer, on-line writer, chorus member/performer.
Especially enjoy live theater, gardening, women's spirituality group, my
grandson, studies in Feng Shui and Taoism. I try to focus on the
present and observe the following: "Things arise and she
lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but
doesn't posses, acts but doesn't expect. When her work is done, she
forgets it." -Lao-tsu (Tao Te Ching, Chapter 2, Stephen
Son: Joshua; Grandchildren: Spencer, Grace
I am still working with children, still
singing in choruses, still interested in many forms of
spirituality and personal growth. I imagine pursuing new
learning projects and celebrating my ability to change
throughout the coming years.
Post SHS, I
went to the U of O (BS Sociology 1966).
I had several jobs through the years
(PacBell long distance operator, hotel
receptionist, VISTA volunteer,
professional astrologer, etc) before
settling in San Francisco and becoming a
single parent in 1968. My focus on
early childhood education began with
CCSF early childhood observation classes
and parent cooperatives. My ECE career
has spanned almost 50 years now, 50 ECE
units, work with all ages of youth in
over 20 SF schools and in every position
within them from assistant to director,
board member and CA Peer Reviewer.
Currently I continue to work part time
as an after school art teacher.
Working with children has
been a wonderful mindfulness
experience, each moment
requiring fully focused
attention, fairness and
compassion. It feels like I'm
learning, growing and totally
alive every day of work.
I most enjoy my son Josh and
grandchildren, Spencer and
Gracie, who live in nearby Marin
and are all very talented. They
inspire me to tell stories real
and imagined. Currently we are
collaborating on a chapter book
and I am trying to make better
progress writing my legacy of
memoirs. I also plan to go
further back in my genealogical
research (1700's so far).
I have sung in choruses for
about 25 years, the last 10 with
Threshold Choir, a non
denominational group that sings
at bedsides (and transitional
events) upon request. The
songs, the other singers, and
the caring commitment make it a
truly healing experience for the
singers as well as (hopefully!)
I've had a rough year after
congestive heart failure in
the spring, then a dreadful
eye infection in Oct that
left so much damage. I'm
swimming in the dark, &
unable to work - still
singing in chorus though.
My heart failure
continues to require a
big slowdown but being
blind in both eyes now
has taken precedence &
slowing down is a very
good idea to avoid
falls. It's hard to
navigate the crazy city
traffic & invisible stop
lights w/out moving
slowly & asking for help
a lot. Lighthouse for
the Blind provides a lot
of coaching, navigating
tips, white canes,
info, sooo much advice.
I'm looking forward to
seeing the grandkids
perform the traditional
Chinese Lion Dance to
open the Marin County
Fair on the 4th of July,
Fortunately I can still
see & HEAR that
Oct 27, 1962
Sharon died in a car accident.
From the Registar Guard
Kimball Burdick, Colleen
Kindrick Ireland, Linda
March 29, 2015
Junction City, OR
(35) has three step-children and one grand-daughter; Debbie (34) is very
dedicated to her career and her mother; Mike (31) is married and has two
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: I have worked for Bi-Mart Corp. for the last 22
years. I try to spend as much time with my family as possible.
It seems like all I ever do is work and go home, but that's not always
true. My mother lives in Springfield and I try to visit her at least
once a week.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS: I've been married twice and
divorced twice. Currently I have been single for about 25 years.
Life has been good, I have moved around some but basically I have stayed
in the Eugene/Springfield area - I like it here.
On March 30th it was
official, after almost 35 years with Bi-Mart, retirement at last!! I
had so many things I wanted to get done, clean out the garage, do
some yard work, clean out the attic. So far in the last 20 days I
haven't done much. I've mowed the back yard a couple of times,
pulled a few weeds, looked at the garage(cause I park in it
everyday) most days I don't even venture out. And as for getting
into the attic, well maybe next week. I love retirement...........
Wow, how time flies when your having fun. 50
My Children are all grown up, my grandchildren are all growing up, and
for some reason I don't feel that much older. I know I'm 67, however my
mind still thinks about all the fun I had when I was younger.
I've been divorced long enough that I am actually friends with both
x-husbands and their wives.
Life has been good, 32 years with Bi-Mart the last 7 as a part owner
with about 5000 other people.
I have control of the remote for my TV and I always know who is taking
out the garbage, just a few of the great things about being single.
I don't take any medications, and my cholesterol is great, some days my
blood pressure is a little high, however I feel great. Maybe a few
pounds overweight, if I were 7 foot 6 I would be at the perfect weight.
I have enjoyed the campouts, and am truly looking forward to the
March 29, 2015
Linda had been waiting for a liver transplant which didn't happen soon
Linda Kay Ireland
September 9, 1943 -
March 29, 2015
Linda Kay Kindrick Kee Ireland of Junction City, OR
passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Linda was born in Longview, Texas on September 9, 1943,
to Horace and Ruth Kindrick. She came to Oregon in 1947
along with her brothers Bill and Chuck Kindrick, and
sister Shirley Brown. Linda graduated from Springfield
High School in 1961.
Linda has three children, Cris Kee and wife Tanya,
Debbie Gast and husband Ken, and Michael Ireland and
wife Christina. She has three grandchildren Ariah,
Nathan and Jacob Ireland.
Linda worked for Bi-Mart for 32 years and they became
her second family and meant so much to her.
For many years Linda decorated Bi-Mart's Christmas tree
for the Festival of Trees and for the Bi-Mart
March of Dimes
booth, where she won 1st place for best booth 10 plus
Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, watching
Duck football and basketball, and spending time at the
beach (which always included a little gambling). She
began bowling again after many years, recently winning
Most Improved Bowler.
A service will be held Friday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m.
at Andreason's Buell Chapel in Springfield, 320 North
Buell Funeral Chapel
320 North 6th Street Springfield,
Eugene Register-Guard on Apr. 7, 2015
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?n=linda-ireland&pid=174573944&fhid=6821#sthash.qE4jDyTh.dpuf
Linda Kay Kindrick Kee
Ireland of Junction City, OR passed away Sunday, March 29,
Linda was born in Longview, Texas on September 9, 1943, to
Horace and Ruth Kindrick. She came to Oregon in 1947 along
with her brothers Bill and Chuck Kindrick, and sister
Shirley Brown. Linda graduated from Springfield High School
Linda has three children, Cris Kee and wife Tanya, Debbie
Gast and husband Ken, and Michael Ireland and wife
Christina. She has three grandchildren Ariah, Nathan and
Linda worked for Bi-Mart for 32 years and they became her
second family and meant so much to her.
For many years Linda decorated Bi-Mart's Christmas tree for
the Festival of Trees and for the Bi-Mart
March of Dimes
booth, where she won 1st place for best booth 10 plus years.
Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, watching Duck
football and basketball, and spending time at the beach
(which always included a little gambling). She began bowling
again after many years, recently winning Most Improved
King Hopkins, Carol
2010 My story begins
several years after graduation when a sort of semblance of
maturity finally kicked in.
So, after leaving
Eugene, I took a job with Alaska Airlines in Seattle where I met
my husband Dave. We married in 1979 and moved to a small ranch
in Redmond. WA where I began raising every farm animal I could
as pets only, including 2 burros, goats and Scottish
Highlanders. Because of the long commute to Sea-Tac, I left ASA
and began a 30+-year career in downtown Seattle as a legal
secretary/paralegal. Dave continued his 40-year occupation as a
General Contractor in Public Works.
our 40’s and 50’s we spent every weekend possible at our beloved
beach house on Hat Island, accessible by private ferry and boats
only. There were numerous campfires sharing freshly caught
fish, clams, crabs and shrimp with friends, neighbors and family
– and a 9-hole golf course on top of the island for the next
day. (Check out
Dave phased out
his 40+ years as a contractor and started a consulting business
as project manager for Super Fund Sites. That position took us
to several temporary relocations in eastern Oregon, eastern
Washington and all along the California coastline. The longest
stay was in Sacramento for two years. We purchased a condo near
the Sacramento River and I loved the weather up to 104 degrees.
www.swallows nest Sacramento) During our stay in California
we sold the Hat Island property and later sold the condo, moving
back to the ranch in Redmond.
I continue my impractical hobbies of natural
landscaping, organic gardening and Asian cooking. My affection
for ornamental grasses expands every year as new varieties keep
popping up at the local nurseries. My goal this year is to
complete my Master Gardening classes and move to a warmer
climate as quickly as possible!
So, here we are again with
our dog Felipe and cat Maria Callas.
I wish all of you long,
healthy and happy lives.
Smiles and Hugs, Carol King Hopkins
I enjoy reading classmates' updates and
want to briefly share what I am doing! Sadly after 39 years of
marriage my husband David John Paul Hopkins passed after a long and
painful illness. He died in my arms and his last words were "I just
want to go to sleep." And, so he peacefully did just that.
live in Redmond and my son Jeff is in Olympia and granddaughter
Caitlin is in Kirkland. Other than some unkindly arthritis
issues I am pretty healthy, My lifestyle is active with chosen
friends, easy hiking, short travels and some gardening. In 2015
I began working at a Nissan dealership in the management
department part-time. I love being with the people there and
also the structured lifestyle. The job itself, hmmmm not so
much! I have no idea what I will do in 2017 but for now I think
I have the rest of 2016 figured out! I shall see!
King Guengerich, Leah
PAST 40 YEARS: I was married in 1961 and had three children. Divorced in
1969. 1969 to 1989 were hard years - bad choices and many blessings. All 3
daughters graduated from high school. Youngest daughter graduated from
WOSC in 1989 and is a teacher. Paula and Cyndi are stay at home moms and
home school their kids. I remarried but was widowed in 1994. I spent most
of my adult life as a nursing student, working in a hospital, nursing
homes or travel nursing throughout the north and southwest. Began an adult
foster home a few months after my husband died and have been doing this
ever since. Seven years now - rewarding!! My hobby is painting canvas,
long and round saw blades - wood cutesy crafts. I live for my grandkids
and painting!! In 1996, I sold the ranch we bought in 1985 and bought a new
house in town. I am very proud of the fact that I am able to do anything I
want without having to depend on a man.
The past 10 years have been
pretty good to me. I fully intended to go to the 40th reunion but
was presented with a free vacation to Hawaii over the same time frame.
Being the dedicated Alumni that I am, I went to Hawaii! I continued on with
my Adult Foster Business and in April of 2003 I received a letter from an
old grade school/Jr. Hi School classmate. He had seen my bio on the website
and dropped me a line to say hi. We only lived 100 miles apart and thought
it might be fun to meet for lunch. We did. And did several more times
over the next few months. Dec. 2003 we decided to merge our lives and
married. After 45 years of absolutely no contact. We decided it was time
for me to retire and after selling my business and home we combined
households to his place in the country 25 miles from Boise, Idaho. In 2004
my youngest daughter’s husband was hired on as the Chief of Police in
Sherwood, Oregon and then he went to China to adopt my newest grandchild. A
baby girl who is wasting no time
getting granma trained to
her way to thinking. She is a pure joy. My husband wanted to work a couple
more years and then retire (again), sell out and move over to the
Springfield/Eugene area for the rest of our lives. He had retired from the
US Navy in 1981 and moved to Idaho where he owned some rentals and vacant
land. After building his home he went into a couple of businesses winding
up as #2 in a Security Company. Life went along until 2008 when my mother
suddenly passed away in her sleep the day before I was to fly over to Eugene
to visit her. She was 91 years old. She was healthy and fully mobile and
cognizant right up to the end. Life continued and Roger retired for sure
this time and started to get this place prepped for sale. I sure learned a
lot about remodeling etc. I also took over most of the managing of the two
apartments we have. I never dreamed I would be a landlord! Next, my
granddaughter—old enough to marry!!!! Where did time go? A beautiful
wedding and of course I never cried a tear!!! NOT!!!! Time marches on.
Roger and I work in a few short vacation trips to areas this side of the
Cascades visiting old ghost towns, local landmarks etc. Made one trip up
into Montana to where I lived when I was preschool and made contact with a
cousin my age I hadn’t seen for 60 years. Great trip and totally gorgeous
scenery. We drove up one way and back another and saw some wonderful
countryside. We also looked at several properties over in the Springfield
area and even bid on an acreage up the McKenzie but were beat out by another
bidder. But we are still looking!!! Now my middle daughter’s middle child
has decided to marry. She just got her State
of Oregon Pharmacy Tech license. Her older sister got her Oregon Beauticians
license. Both girls have really good paying jobs and are very independent.
I continue to do the retired thing. I think I like this lifestyle. I
should have done it years ago. I continue to paint landscapes
on canvas, saw blades, large, small, and circulars used in saw mills etc.
It’s enjoyable and I have sold quite a
few. I also knit, crochet, and GOD
is in my life daily and I sincerely believe HE has granted me the peace and
tranquility I now enjoy in my life, my family,
and my belief in HIM.
Things are going great here in "balmy" Idaho. We have snow in the
mountains which is wonderful for the skiers. We just enjoy the warmer
weather down here. oger and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in
December. Time goes so fast when you're having fun!!!!!!!!!
Kirk Squire, Erla
Dec. 15, 2008
Erla died Dec. 15, 2008 of causes related to
cancer. She was 65.
She was born Oct. 3, 1943, in Cottage Grove to
Harold and Velma Myers Kirk. She graduated from Thurston High
School in 1961.
Survivors include three sons, John of Lowell
and Andy and Ron, both of Springfield; a daughter, Lynn of
Springfield; six sisters, Neva, Myrna, Gail, Darla and Ronda, all of
Springfield, and Velda of Albany; three brothers, Darrel of Dexter,
Royce of Redmond and Tracy of Springfield; five grandchildren and
Graduated from THS in 1961. Married Sandy Hemmingsen in 1962. Worked
23 years at Sundance Lbr. in Springfield. Purchased 6 ˝ acres and built
a home. Owned several horses and cows. Injured on the job – attended
Lane Community for rehab. Moved to Prineville in 1989 and purchased 63
acres. Raised hay and cattle. Also worked for Crook Country School
District for 10 years in maintenance as Building Engineer.
ENJOY THE CAMPOUTS!
Strom Kivela, Dave
Kivela of Springfield died Oct. 21, of complications from a stroke. He
was 67. No service is planned.
He was born
Dec. 19, 1941, in Spokane, to Elmer and Ruth Kivela. He married Marilyn
Lyons Nov. 25, 1985, in Reno, Nev.
He served in
the U.S. Navy, and worked at Georgia Pacific.
included his wife; two sons, Scott and Brian, both of Springfield; a
sister, Bev Sager of Springfield; and three grandchildren and two
Klocke, Anna Marie
Anna recently moved back to Eugene from Rhode Island.
Klud Lewis, Beth
Knecht Ueland, Carol
I still live in Springfield, Oregon as I have for the last 50
years. I have been happily married to Fred for 26 years. I have
3 grown children, all living in Springfield as well. I have 7
grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. I have been retired
for several years. My husband retired after 42 years in the
logging industry with Weyerhauser. Our hobbies include traveling
in our motorhome, at our timeshare, and playing cards and
enjoying time spent with family and friends.
Knoedler Scott, Opal
Sumpter, OR &
Casa Grande, AZ
I'm in AZ. right now at our winter nest! We come down
to Casa Grande in Nov. ,after elk hunting, and stay until the middle
of May. Our HOME is in Sumpter, OR. 30 miles West of Baker City off
Hwy 7. We moved to Sumpter in 1990. It is a small town of 170
people. We love it there but now that we are retired we leave before
the snow fly's. Our hands don't fit a snow shovel anymore!! Most
years we have 5 or 6 ft of snow in the yard.
After high school I got married and had 3 children,
a girl and 2 boys. I was married for 17 yrs. before getting
divorced. I tried working the first yr ,after I was single, at just
anything I could get. I decided to go back to school and get a
degree so I went to Merrit Davis Business school and got my degree
in Accounting. I worked for 15 yrs ,in the auto industry, as a
accountant/title clerk. I was single for 7 yrs. before marrying my
current husband, Colin Scott. He was my best friend, June Scott's,
brother. We have been married for 25 yrs. and we are retired now.
We have 13 grandchildren and 6 great
grandchildren. We don't get to see them nearly as much as we'd like
beings we are snow-birds.
We have a good life and just enjoy hunting,
traveling, camping& our family and friends. I love traveling but as
I tell Colin "You can take the girl out of Oregon but you can't take
Oregon out of the girl"!
Kohl Dage, Joan
Koozer Davis, Carolyn
I went to
elementary school at Walterville and Leaburg. I finished eighth
grade at Thurston Junior High. I then moved with my family to
After College, I married than had a
son. In 1973, my husband died of Hodgkin's disease. In 1976, I
married my loving husband Bill.
My son is married but there are no grandchildren
I retired after teaching first and second grade
for over 30 years. I have done some traveling and work part time in
our church preschool. I play bridge often and I stay busy doing
other things I want to do! We are very active at church.
My husband is a falconer. He hunts with a
redtailed hawk. We do programs at schools and parks with his bird.
I am looking forward to coming to Oregon with my
mother in July 2004.
Kreitzer Staats, Karen
August 16, 2014
|Karen M. Staats passed away on August
16, 2014. She was born to Glen and Harriet Kreitzer in Fall City, NE, on
September 14, 1943. Her family moved to Oregon when she was a young child.
Karen attended Springfield schools, and she graduated at Thurston High
School, which was the first graduating class in 1961. She married Alvin
Staats in 1962. He passed away in 2003. She is survived by her two sons Mark
and Michael of Springfield, and also her two sisters, Marilyn Erickson of
Chemult, and Murna Hodgkinson of Springfield. And she also is survived by
numerous relatives. Her occupation was a laundry worker at Aramark for 23
years before she retired.
Kroeger Weller, Sheralyn
I've enjoyed looking at this website maintained for the specific
graduating class of 1961 since I attended Springfield
for all but my last 2 years. I graduated from North Eugene
High School yet consider Springfield "my school".
It happened that the 30th class reunion of both schools occurred on the
same weekend so I was able to attend both. That was the last
reunion that N.E. had, and how I managed to get in the Springfield
photo. I have to confess that at both
reunions I had wondered where all these "old" people came
from...time has a unique way of smacking us up alongside the head with a
reality check, doesn't it?
I married my best friend, Wayne Weller (Springfield, class of '55) in
June, 1962. We like to participate in car shows
the summer; camp and fish
whenever we can fit it in. I also enjoy
gardening, reading and quilting.
We've lived in a number of places all around the state of Oregon,
and 7 years ago moved to the Bend area. I consider myself
fortunate that I have not worked outside the home in 41 years of
marriage, and thankfully didn't have to. God has blessed us with 3
sons, 1 of which is deceased and we're the proud picture
carrying grandparents of 5...4 boys and a girl.
had our share of highs and lows throughout our lives, some things we
would do differently, some things would remain the same; but
throughout all has been the gracious, merciful and consistent faithfulness
of our Lord Jesus Christ. For that we are
My husband Wayne (Springfield High School, class of '55) and I
married in June, 1962. We've lived in many areas of Oregon, and Wayne's
retirement gave us that coveted opportunity to pick where we wanted to
live and not where his job dictated. Elgin in NE Oregon is a quiet town
on the way to Joseph and Enterprise, and is home to many transplanted
retirees from the Willamette Valley. It's been a good fit for us.
God has blessed us with 3 sons, 1 of
which is deceased. We're grandparents of 5...4 boys and a girl and we
welcomed great-granddaughter Evie in 2009.
Car shows continue to demand our
available weekends during the summer. Either hosting them with our
car club or showing our car at other
shows. We enjoy it immensely and have
made great friendships along the way.
We've had our share of highs and lows
throughout our lives, some things we would do differently, some
things would remain the same; but throughout all has been the gracious,
merciful and consistent faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ. For that
we are eternally grateful.
It’s been a hard 2 years since
we found out that Wayne had pancreatic cancer. After 2 surgeries
and 18 sessions of chemotherapy,
he lost the battle on June 14th 2016. We had just observed our 54th
I would like to come to the reunion, but I’m scheduled for knee
surgery and won’t be able to make it.
Kveck Thompson, Mary Jane