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Mann Tofflemire, Lynda


Salem, OR
 
2001




 

 

2001
   Married right after graduation...first time.  4 children - 3 boys born in '61, 63 and 64. 1 daughter born '69.  Eleven grandchildren..
    Places outside of Springfield where I have lived includes: currently in Salem OR...others:  Burns...Albany...Chiloquin...all adventures to tell later.  Also Wyoming..135 miles to nearest super market with bears in town with the moose.. very interesting place.
    Currently single after too many marriages.. dating a super guy who lives in Boise Idaho.
    I have owned 4 businesses, worked in food and beverage (bartender -waitress) hotel/motel ( sales and marketing, banquet manager) been an office manager  and designed the temporary service division for a national non profit.  Moved to Salem for a GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY.. (telecommunication sales) Ha Ha..company closed in January...currently broke and working a project for the State of Oregon through Manpower. I am an orphan now what with both parents deceased.  And the greatest tragedy of my life was losing my oldest granddaughter in a car accident this February.
    Best accomplishment was losing 35 lbs and 14 inches this year..puts me back to a size 10..great feeling..  and I haven't had to start coloring my hair yet (what hair that is left anyway) Yippee!
   I believe we are all here on this earth for special reasons, I just haven't figured out my reason yet.  But life is too short to be unhappy, so I live each day, thankful for my friends, family and the fact that I woke up breathing.   Not sure I'll be at the reunion.. but will be thinking of you all...God Bless!


 

 

 


2010
Since the last reunion my family has grown, and I have remarried.  Dave Tofflemire and I were married December of 2004.  He comes from a very small family and was at first overwhelmed by our very large family.  Between us we have six adult children, fifteen grandchildren and now our ninth great grand with two more on the way.

 How fun it has been to find out that I actually have a little artistic talent.  Being recognized as a Glass Artist has been awesome.  And I truly enjoy creating new ways to present traditional stained glass pieces.  

This year, 2010, has been the year of business closure and retirement to far Eastern Oregon.  We have 37+ acres and a little cabin with an orchard in Eagle Valley.  Our mailing address is Richland, which is about five miles away.  We are reclaiming the orchard and clearing brush - very physical but rewarding.  Since the majority of the land is hillside, and Dave doesn't do well on hills; I run the power saw a lot - what a sight that is!

 We enjoy the annual class camp out and look forward to many years of just doing what we please. 


 


Mart, Ken
deceased  2004


 


"Kenneth Mart of Pleasant Hill died June 7 at the age of 61. His family chose not to list the cause of death.
      Mart was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Eugene to Raymond Raney and Olive Johansen Gibson. He married Sharon Halladay in Springfield in 1963; they later divorced. He lived for a time in Gilchrist and graduated from Thurston High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He worked in the timber industry and enjoyed camping, fishing and playing pool in his leisure time.
     Survivors include his mother; two sons, Gary and Dean, both of Kelso, Wash.; a daughter, Michelle Mart of Oakridge; a brother, Guy Gibson of Springfield; a sister, Kaylene Rolfe of Veneta; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Carla Mart, died previously


 


Martin Lessard, Sherry

 


Springfield, OR

2001
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Travel: RV travel in our 40¹ Marathon RV. Trip in January 2001 was down Baja Peninsula (Mexico). Winter home in Mesa, AZ. Enjoy winters in an ³over 55² community. Listen to classical/Baroque music, play the oboe in community bands.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS: Military service (WAC) 1963-66 and 1967-70. OR technician, Graduated in 1973 Magna Cum Laude with SS degree in medical records administration, worked 30+ years and loved every minute. Enjoyed sharing knowledge. Married 5/28/84 to Leslie Lessard. I became a ³mother² and ³grandmother² the easy way--I married the father/grandfather! Retired at age 52 and living quite comfortable. Cruises to Alaska, Mexico, Mediterranean, Panama Canal. Tours to Hawaii, Europe and Mexico.


sml4608@gmail.com

 
Martinson, Laddie

Rickreall, OR



 

 

 

 

 

 

2011
We are on the family farm in Rickreall Oregon with six of our nine grandchildren close by.
We are farming over 1500 acres. Looking forward to slowing down but never retiring.


 


Massey Larson, Elizabeth
deceased  2001

 



 

               Resided in Springfield, OR. 


 


Massey Alward, Mary Beth

Coeur d'Alene, ID

 

 

 

2011
After high school I went to OSU and studied math for 2 years.  After I married, had a child, and was divorced, I began studying computer classes  at LCC and the U of O. I began my 35 years of programming at a lumber company in Eugene.  I met my husband, Lew, at a duplicate bridge club in Eugene. He was a U of O student getting his PHD in math  After his graduation, he taught Math at Whitman College and the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford.  We later moved to Sunnyvale, California in 1981 where we lived for 24 years.

I worked in the computer field in Sunnyvale for 20 years starting with Compiler and Operating Systems QA, then Operating Systems Development, and ended with Disk Diagnostics. My main adventure was representing the Operating Systems group while our company (Motorola) installed major computer systems at Goldman Sachs in NYC.  We stayed in NYC in the World Trade Center Vista Hotel for 5 weeks in the late 80s before the first WTC bombing. The WTC was so beautiful.  I remember having dinner at Windows on the World on the 107th floor. The view was incredibly beautiful and I will always treasure having been there.

For many years I was involved with Golden Retrievers. I bred and raised a Champion golden who was accepted in the Westminster Kennel Club Show. I flew her to NYC and turned her over to her handler. It was great fun seeing the show. My very favorite dog experiences were with the NORCAL Golden Retriever Rescue organization. I was involved with them until we moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2005.

We are enjoying Northern Idaho. Coeur d’Alene is a very interesting town and has a lot of great events.  I’m active in the art club and enjoy painting and gardening. I have one daughter and 4 grandchildren who live in Southern California. 


 


Mathews, Jay
 

 

Missing Classmate


 


Matteson, Claude
deceased 2004
 

 

 

 

Florence, OR

  

 

  


 


McAllister, Ken
 



 

Springfield, OR


 


McAnulty Carlson, Sally
deceased
January 10, 2015


 


Wallowa OR


 


2001
Currently I am recuperating from a very difficult year.  I will tell you all about it at the reunion.
Brief history:  1960's wasted my youth with Elaine Winn Bails.  We both decided to be grown ups in the early 70's.  I married in 1973.  In 1976, I returned to school and eventually got an MSW from the University of Washington.  I have lived in the Seattle area for the past 20 years.   Since my husband has a good job, I don't work.  However, I keep very busy with volunteering, reading, traveling, gardening and all the other things I like to do.

May 3, 2011     Elaine Winn Bails writes about her friend Sally.

"I have been agonizing for several months about writing this.  Many of you knew Sally throughout grade school, junior high, sophomore year of high school and her association with her grandparents and parent's grocery store at 10th and E Street.  Sally is in the process of being devastated by Alzheimer's Disease.
 
I have lived with her and her husband since 2005 and have seen signs of problems since I moved in.  For the first few years it was just memory issues but progressed to radical personality changes and now she is very confused and has lost her love of seeing friends, traveling, sense of humor and lots that made Sally who she was.
 
I was going to try to bring her to the reunion but I really think she would be too confused to enjoy it.  She has never admitted to me that she knows she has a problem so there is always a huge elephant in the room with us.  Her husband is being very supportive and takes very good care of her.  Most days she appreciates him but when she doesn't, she turns to me.  She has quit reading, cooking, socializing and most of the other activities that she enjoyed so much.
 
I thought about waiting until the reunion to tell you all this but decided I didn't want to put a pall on the party and maybe it was best to do it now."

Thank you Elaine for writing.  It must have been very difficult to do.  The class and I appreciate you informing us about her condition.  - Dorothy

2013    Elaine writes again about Sally.    

After thinking long and hard, I have decided I don't want to live here anymore. It was wonderful when Sally was "here" but she isn't anymore so there is really nothing left for me. I look around and see the difficulties of aging here. No public transportation, no close airport, very limited choices for shopping (oh for Trader Joe's) and very few friends. So, I think I am moving back to Eugene/Springfield area this summer.

Sally is now in a Memory care facility in LaGrande and I still go to see her, but I really don't know if she knows who I am or not. I have sort of said goodbye to her already. I am sure she won't miss me and my grieving began long ago. At least I have a few old friends in Springfield and many more options for making new ones. Don't know if I am going to rent or buy yet. Renting sounds good until I look at all the available apartments and a large percentage of them include a playground. No, thanks.

 

January 10, 2015
Sally was diagnosed with lung cancer in October and died January 10, 2015.

 

Sally Carlson(1943-2015)   Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Feb. 19, 2015

      Sally Carlson of Wallowa, Oregon died Saturday January 10th after a battle with lung cancer.

Sally was born in Enterprise September 30, 1943 to Robert and Mildred McAnulty. Sally attended elementary school and two years of high school in Springfield, Oregon. The McAnulty family moved to Prineville in 1959 where Sally attended Crook County High School, graduating in 1961. Sally attended the University of Oregon for a year before moving to Roseburg to join her "Vernon" family and work in the assessor's office. She and her close friend Elaine Bails moved to Los Angeles in 1966 where she worked for an insurance company. Sally and Elaine moved to Seattle in 1968 where Sally worked at the U of W. In 1969 Sally moved back to Springfield where she worked for the Department of Human Resources and met her husband-to-be Ken Carlson. Ken and Sally were married December 24, 1973. After completing his education at Oregon State University, Ken and Sally moved to Los Angeles where Sally attended Long Beach State University, majoring in Social Work. Sally graduated with honors and was the top student in the college of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1980 Ken and Sally moved to Seattle Washington where Sally obtained her Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington.

Sally loved school. But instead of her dream of becoming a professional student she was forced to become a professional social worker working for a number of mental health organizations before forming her own business offering employee assistance programs to public and private institutions. After Ken retired, Ken and Sally moved to Wallowa in 2003 to care for Sally's mother. Sally volunteered at the Nez Perce Homeland Project. Sally was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2010 and moved to Wildflower Lodge's memory care unit in 2012.

Sally had a gift. She could walk into a room full of people, not knowing anyone, within 5 minutes she would have a cluster of people glued to her every word. Within 10 minutes she would have one or more confiding their innermost secrets. Sally loved people. She loved social gatherings. Especially if it was a group of close friends, of which she had many. Sally affected the lives of people from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC.

While in Seattle Sally spent many summer vacations working on a cook crew for high mountain camps in the Canadian Rockies. A social event Sally couldn't pass up even if it meant working dawn 'til dusk. Sally volunteered many hours to Senator Patty Murray's re-election campaign. Sally had the better car so she became the driver, driving the senator from event to event.

Christmas was a special time, having been married on Christmas Eve. Sally would celebrate the holiday with a party for her husband's department, a party for her business associates and yet another for her nearest and dearest. Sally loved to host, providing her guests with delicious soups and homemade breads. She made her home a Christmas fairyland with multiple Christmas trees and unique Christmas decorations. Sally would shine.

A temporary 1992 assignment in North Carolina let Sally explore the east coast. Sally would explore during the week while her husband worked and would drag him to the best discoveries on the weekends. A basket class let her meet a new set of friends and resulted in a large collection of handmade baskets.

Sally's second love was reading. She had read every book in the Springfield Public Library before she entered junior high. In her hay-day she could read a book a day. When Sally tired of social work she got a job at a bookstore. It was her ideal job. She became the Mystery Book buyer. Sally used every paycheck to buy books with her employee discount. She was in book heaven.

Sally had many "families" and was deeply loved by all. Her stories and laughter will be missed. Sally is survived by her husband Ken of 41 years, her brother Mike McAnulty of Springfield, OR and one sister and five brothers of the Vernon family into which Sally was adopted. There will be a memorial for Sally sometime this spring. Details will follow.

We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Wildflower Lodge in La Grande. Even though Sally could no longer communicate and understood very little she still became a favorite. Sally's smile and giggle won over hearts. Everyone at Wildflower treated Sally with love and the utmost respect. We thank them for their care during Sally's last years.


 


McBee Hornish, Joyce


Sunriver, OR

2001
CURRENT ACTIVITIES; Sunriver Christian Fellowship, Board of Directors, Chair of Worship Committee, Music Committee, Choir, Flutist, Hand bell Choirs and Sextet. Downhill skiing, biking, walking, knitting and needlepoint.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS: Married 35 years to Alan, my best friend, two wonderful daughters, great son-in-law and our first grandchild. Lived 10 1/2 years in England and traveled extensively. Lived 3 1/2 years in Shanghai, China. Now retired and living in Sunriver --LOVE IT!


2011
The last ten years have been great with lots of fun activities in our "retirement" years.  Our family has grown - our older daughter, Kathy, and her family live in Baltimore.  She and husband, Martin, have our three grandchildren - Seth is 11 and excels on the piano, Mark is 8 and is artistic and compassionate, and Rebecca is 5 and is full of all things "girly".  We usually go back to visit them twice a year, and they come spend a couple of weeks in the summer with us.  Our younger daughter, Krista, lives in Portland, works for Clackamas County as a Mediator in the Social Services area, and helps keep us busy helping her with house projects.

Al's passion these last ten years has been Search and Rescue with Deschutes County Sheriff's Office - he has kept extremely busy with trainings, missions, and lots of organizational things.  My main interests still revolve around music.  Al and I both sing in the church choir, I still play my flute, play hand bells, and now also direct our 16-ringer hand bell choir at church.  It is great fun - I've learned lots and have hopefully helped others learn new skills and enjoy making beautiful music.  We play in church a couple of times a month as well as offer "fun" and free concerts about once a year.  I am also still active on our Worship and Music committees, volunteer one day a week at our local resale shop which supports our nature center and observatory, and help out monthly in a food distribution program to local families in need.  I bike as much as weather permits, walk almost daily (usually with our dog), and try to get to a local exercise class 2 or 3 days a week, and ski when the weather cooperates.   

 

 

 

Al and I have participated in Cycle Oregon Weekend the last three years and are signed up again for this July.  We rode about 50-55 miles each of the two weekend days and this year it will be a bit more (I'm hopefully getting a better bike) -more like 70-75 miles per day.  I've also walked the half marathon here in Sunriver with my sister, Betty, for the last 4 years - we're planning on it again this June.  Last September, Al and our younger daughter, Krista, decided to cycle the entire Oregon coast (mostly HWY 101 - 385 miles) and I got to be the SAG wagon driver  - it was great fun giving support where needed, setting up camp, providing food and "gear", and just being part of the team


      Taken along the Oregon coast when Al and our daughter were cycling the full
      Oregon coast, and I got to go along as the SAG wagon driver (along with two dogs!). 

Besides traveling to see our Baltimore family, we try to get to
the Oregon coast a couple of times a year, and we did get in
an Alaska cruise in 2009.  I guess you'd say we are homebodies,
and we like it that way - we love living in Sunriver - it has so
much to offer and we love having friends and family come here
to visit and play. 

 


McBee Roper, Myrne
 


 

Eugene, OR


 


McBride, Gary
deceased
Feb. 11, 2009

9th grade photo
 

 

 

 

 Gary E. McBride of Springfield, died Feb. 11 at age 65. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

He was born May 25, 1943, in Marshfield to Ed and Mary Ellen Diehl McBride. He married Sherry Isitt on Aug. 1, 1964, in Reno, Nev.

He graduated from Thurston High School in 1961 and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Aludra from 1960 to 1964. He worked as a flight instructor and was a logger and equipment operator for Weyerheuser.

Survivors include his mother; his wife; two sons, Danny and Brian, both of Springfield; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild


 

               
        McCreary, Jack                     Foster, OR             



2008


 

 

 

 

2001
Spouse:  Marilyn
Children/Grandchildren:  Gina Rice (29) Supervisor at UPS-Corvallis; Teneil McCreary (25), Whites Electronics-builds famous metal detectors; Grandchildren (Gina's children) Hailey (7), Austin (5) and Alec John (3).  Pets - Dog- blue heeler named Harley.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES:  Work!!!  Would like to retire soon and ride my new "Harley Davidson" (which has not been purchased yet)
HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST 40 YEARS:  Currently working for West Coast Ind., Lebanon, OR as a sawmill construction millwright.  Been in the same trade for 30 years.  I travel quite a bit.  Worked in Maine, Colorado, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon this last year.  Enjoy Colorado elk hunting, fishing and boating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011
Marilyn & I are still hanging around somewhere or another, mainly close to home.

We will be married for 42 years this month & have had a wonderful life together.

 

After 40+ years in mill construction my main job duties now are very domestic & watching how fast the grass grows, when the weather prevents me from a joyous ride on my Harley Davidson.  Marilyn is still working full time but is looking forward to retirement.

 

A couple months ago we moved from our location of 33 yrs in Foster to a place in Sweet Home, OR, which we are still unpacking & trying to organize. This place has many raised garden beds plus blue berries, raspberries, grapes; plums, apples etc. and all landscaped which will probably keep me busier than I want to be.  However, I still enjoy my hunting & fishing. 

I guess some can consider it lucky to have both of our girls & all the family within 4 miles of us, which is pretty special to be able to see them anytime we want, and that is all the time.

 

Our oldest daughter, Gina Spencer, is a UPS Manager for Springfield & Coos Bay.

Our youngest daughter, Teneil Marcoccia, works at Sweet Home Choppers in web design etc.

 

Both girls have given us new wonderful son-in-laws this past year, Justin & Gino.

 

I love attending our 3 grandkids (Hailey 17, Austin 15 & Alec 13) sports activities & trying to keep up with their busy lives is quite challenging.

Hailey, a 4.0 student & able to attend any college of her choice, has decided that after graduation this next year she wants to attend the U of O.

GO DUCK’S!

 

I guess the highlight’s in my whole life has been watching everyone around me getting older!!

 HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY TO ALL OF US!!

THE GRADUATION OF SPRINGFIELD/THURSTON “CLASS OF 1961”!!

CONGRATULATIONS and I’ll see you on August 13, 2011.


 


McCullough, John
deceased  1994

 

 

 

 


 


McElhany Harris, Connie
deceased
June 26, 2013


Prineville, OR

2001
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Traveling, writing, walking, teaching, golfing, sharing, reading
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS: 1962 -79 Hired by Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Transferred to Eastern Canada and Maine (76-79), 1979 Moved to Prineville, OR, Hired by Ochoco Lumber Company (79-83), 1983 Graduated from Linfield College - Married Marvin Harris, 1984-99 Taught for Central Oregon Community College (Part-time), 1996 Hired! textbook published by Prentice-Hall, 2001 Hired! textbook, Second Edition published by Prentice Hall, 1983 - present Traveling around world - over 100 countries.
    2011
     Just a little news about my sister Connie:   After many years of traveling, teaching and writing books, Connie is now challenged by progressive supranuclear palsy, a disease that over the past few years has taken so much from her, including the ability to walk, talk and read.   She now has 24 hour nursing care in her own home and is tenderly cared for by her husband of 28 years.
    
     If she could, I’m sure she would wish you all the best as you celebrate your 50th high school reunion.
 
      Earl McElhany, Class of 1963

 

 Connie Marie Harris, 70, passed away June 26, 2013, in Prineville, Ore. At Connie’s request, there will be no public services.

    Connie Marie Harris was born on Jan. 31, 1943, in Watertown, S.D.  She was born to Donald Preston and Emma Victoria (Wattnem) McElhany.  In 1946, her family moved to Redland Farm just outside of South Shore, S.D.

    She started grade school in 1950 at South Shore.  This school house had grades 1 through 4 in one room, 5 through 8 in another room, and high school was upstairs.  In February 1951, the family moved to Springfield, Ore., where Connie entered the middle of the second year at Brattain Grade School.  In 1961, Connie graduated from Springfield High School in the top 10 percent of her class.  Connie went to Linfield College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, liberal studies in 1983. 

    In 1961, Connie met and married Tommy R. Anderson.  They divorced in 1982.

    Connie’s first job was with Georgia Pacific Corporation in Springfield, Ore., in 1962.  In 1976, she was transferred to McAdam and New Brunswick, Canada.  Connie worked there and in Woodland, Maine until February of 1979.  She moved to Prineville, Ore., in April of 1979.  She had a job as the Human Resource Director for Ochoco Lumber Company.  She was one of the first females that broke into the Human Resource Department.   She was very well-respected for her work in this field.  She left her job at Ochotona Lumber Company to marry Marvin L. Harris on June 4, 1983.

    Connie served in many leadership positions over the years. She was a charter member of Prineville Toastmasters as the Area Governor, President, and Sergeant of Arms; Crook County Vocational Business Advisory Committee; guest speaker for schools, community service clubs, government agencies, and private industries; first President, Prineville Lioness; and Crook County Woman’s Network. There are too many to list.

    Marv and Connie enjoyed many of the same things.  Neither one of them had children, but they both loved to travel, so they traveled the world together.  They rarely went in groups or planned tours, because they enjoyed each other’s company.  When it was just the two of them, they would rent a car in various countries and be on another adventure.  Marv and Connie traveled all 50 states and more than 50 countries. 

    Connie had another passion.  She loved to write books and teach what she knew through her studies.  Her first books were named, “Hired,” a life-planning/job-hunting text targeted for high schools; “Personal Finances,” a financial-planning text for community colleges; and “Hire Smart,” a personnel-management text for community colleges.  Connie had to take one year off traveling to finish her writing projects.

    She is survived by her loving husband, Marvin Harris of Prineville, Ore.  She is also survived by her sister, Judy Williams of Beaverton, Ore.;  and her five brothers, Del and Viva McElhany from Portland, Ore., Harland and Marion McElhany from Snohomish, Wash., Gary and Nancy McElhany from Boardman, Ore., Earl and Christina McElhany from Springfield, Ore., and Roger McElhany from Springfield, Ore. As Connie traveled at home and abroad, she left friends in all of those places.  To know Connie, is to love Connie.

    Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Emma McElhany.

   


 


McElhany Schaffer, Sharon

 

 

 

Springfield, OR


 



McGuire, David
deceased
October 29, 2015

 

 
  
     2011   Anchorage, AK

2011
I graduated from U of O Med school June 68. Internship  at UCI California. Two long  years on the Rosebud Indian reservation as a general medical officer. Orthopedic residency in San Francisco from June !972 until June 76.  Then to Anchorage, Alaska in private practice and I have been here ever since. I do arthroscopic surgery only since 1980. I remarried 20 yrs ago (Patti). Wonderful! Between us we have 5 children.. Lesil is now a State Senator in Alaska, Jason suffered a severe head injury at age 17. He does the best he can. Todd is General manager for a hotel chain here in ANC. David is about to get his Ph.D in nano molecular pharmacology. Cool stuff! Devon is finishing speech therapy and will graduate in June.  Four grandkids 12 yrs to 6 mos. All great fun.

I have 23 patents relating to knee surgery.  I have demonstrated these instruments on all continents except Antarctica.  I am currently working with autogenous stem cells to try to grow new cartilage in knees.

I fly airplanes (3 of them) Love it. Alaska has been wonderful. Fishing, hunting, flying etc Many more stories to tell , BUT who has time to listen to 50 years of adventure.


2015

 

Dr. David A. McGuire, pioneering physician, community activist, philanthropist, pilot and most importantly, husband, father and grandfather, died in the loving arms of his family on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at his Anchorage, Alaska, home. Dr. McGuire made widespread and sweeping contributions to the global medical community through his practice, nonprofit activities and numerous inventions and innovative solutions to medical issues with an end towards improving the overall quality of health care. He was 73 years old.

Dr. McGuire knew he wanted to move to Alaska and practice medicine from the time he was 10 years old. Born into a far-north Minnesota farming family in 1943, he had first moved west with his parents and five siblings to Springfield, Ore., in 1955.

Dr. David A. McGuire, pioneering physician, community activist, philanthropist, pilot and most importantly, husband, father and grandfather, died in the loving arms of his family on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at his Anchorage, Alaska, home. Dr. McGuire made widespread and sweeping contributions to the global medical community through his practice, nonprofit activities and numerous inventions and innovative solutions to medical issues with an end towards improving the overall quality of health care. He was 73 years old.
Dr. McGuire knew he wanted to move to Alaska and practice medicine from the time he was 10 years old. Born into a far-north Minnesota farming family in 1943, he had first moved west with his parents and five siblings to Springfield, Ore., in 1955. He graduated from high school there before attending the University of Oregon and then the University of Oregon Medical School. He dedicated the early part of his medical career to service in the U.S. Public Health Service, in Rosebud, S.D., before finally getting his dream assignment and moving to Alaska in 1973. He quickly fell in love with the state, started his own medical practice and made it his home for the rest of his life.
Though Alaska was not considered a hub for the development of medical technology, Dr. McGuire remained in Anchorage, dedicated to his growing family, medical practice and pioneering medical research. He was a prolific author of numerous scientific papers and book chapters, and contributed to more than 30 patents related to medical devices, tools and methods. These inventions transformed orthopedics, improving the quality of life for generations of patients around the world.
Dr. McGuire was president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). As an intentionally recognized surgeon and innovator, physicians and scientists from around the world sought his advice and counsel. He often was asked why he remained in Alaska. For David McGuire the answer was easy and repeated often: because he loved Alaska and its quality of life. An avid pilot and fisherman, he would often spend his free time flying his Turbo Beaver or sneaking away to Bristol Bay to fish with his friends and family.
In his 2008 presidential speech at the AANA annual meeting, he told his fellow physicians he joined the organization because it was, "the only one that had meetings that didn't conflict with the salmon fishing season in Alaska,'' but the truth was revealed later when he admitted the appeal of its "meritocracy.'' For a self-described "poor geeky kid,'' the chance to join a group that embraced ideas - not pedigree, social standing or wealth - was a powerful attraction.
Dr. McGuire's commitment to improving health care in Alaska is exemplified by the institutions he founded that survive him. Dr. McGuire and his beloved wife of 23 years, Patti, co-founded St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage to fill the need for those requiring long-term, acute medical care. The concept grew from a personal tragedy when his son, Jason, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident and required lengthy medical and rehabilitation care outside of Alaska. Dr. McGuire believed that the sick or injured should be cared for in Alaska near their families.
In 1991, Dr. McGuire also founded Life Alaska, Alaska's only tissue bank, to help bring life-saving organs and tissues to Alaskans. He remained on the board and continued to advocate for life-saving opportunities, such as streamlining donor registration through a partnership with the division of motor vehicles resulting in the familiar "red heart" displayed on Alaskans driver's license. Moreover, he served on the board of the Blood Bank of Alaska, working tirelessly on advancements in regenerative medicine to help prolong both the duration and quality of Alaskans lives.
In addition to his medical career, Dr. McGuire donated countess hours to numerous Alaska organizations and charities including the Alaska Pacific University Foundation, Special Olympics and United Way, as well as to several political causes. He also served on the Civil Advisory Board of JBER. He was well known for his generosity of spirit and financial support.
As active as Dr. McGuire was professionally and in the community, his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. He was frequently found flying the rivers of bush Alaska, searching for secret salmon spots, with Patti – a southern transplant – or his numerous friends, children and grandchildren. He expected all his kids to fish, fly and vote. He was a father, friend and mentor, and he inspired many to pursue and ultimately achieve the loftiest of goals. He was a true patriarch.
Dr. McGuire is survived by his wife, Patti; his two children, Sen. Lesil McGuire (Jason Skala) and son, Jason of Anchorage; his three stepchildren, Todd Nathanson (Mary) of Anchorage, Dr. David Nathanson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Devon Nathanson Goldberg (Richard) of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren, Grayson, Madison, Asher, Ryan, Isabelle Goldberg, Nick and Jayson; his three brothers, James, Patrick and Paul; his sisters, Janice Baimbridge and JoAn Gunn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?n=david-a-mcguire&pid=176286963&fhid=16963#sthash.TbAhBXjQ.dpuf

He graduated from high school there before attending the University of Oregon and then the University of Oregon Medical School. He dedicated the early part of his medical career to service in the U.S. Public Health Service, in Rosebud, S.D., before finally getting his dream assignment and moving to Alaska in 1973. He quickly fell in love with the state, started his own medical practice and made it his home for the rest of his life.
Though Alaska was not considered a hub for the development of medical technology, Dr. McGuire remained in Anchorage, dedicated to his growing family, medical practice and pioneering medical research. He was a prolific author of numerous scientific papers and book chapters, and contributed to more than 30 patents related to medical devices, tools and methods. These inventions transformed orthopedics, improving the quality of life for generations of patients around the world.

Dr. McGuire was president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). As an intentionally recognized surgeon and innovator, physicians and scientists from around the world sought his advice and counsel. He often was asked why he remained in Alaska. For David McGuire the answer was easy and repeated often: because he loved Alaska and its quality of life. An avid pilot and fisherman, he would often spend his free time flying his Turbo Beaver or sneaking away to Bristol Bay to fish with his friends and family.

In his 2008 presidential speech at the AANA annual meeting, he told his fellow physicians he joined the organization because it was, "the only one that had meetings that didn't conflict with the salmon fishing season in Alaska,'' but the truth was revealed later when he admitted the appeal of its "meritocracy.'' For a self-described "poor geeky kid,'' the chance to join a group that embraced ideas - not pedigree, social standing or wealth - was a powerful attraction.

Dr. McGuire's commitment to improving health care in Alaska is exemplified by the institutions he founded that survive him. Dr. McGuire and his beloved wife of 23 years, Patti, co-founded St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage to fill the need for those requiring long-term, acute medical care. The concept grew from a personal tragedy when his son, Jason, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident and required lengthy medical and rehabilitation care outside of Alaska. Dr. McGuire believed that the sick or injured should be cared for in Alaska near their families.

In 1991, Dr. McGuire also founded Life Alaska, Alaska's only tissue bank, to help bring life-saving organs and tissues to Alaskans. He remained on the board and continued to advocate for life-saving opportunities, such as streamlining donor registration through a partnership with the division of motor vehicles resulting in the familiar "red heart" displayed on Alaskans driver's license. Moreover, he served on the board of the Blood Bank of Alaska, working tirelessly on advancements in regenerative medicine to help prolong both the duration and quality of Alaskans lives.

In addition to his medical career, Dr. McGuire donated countess hours to numerous Alaska organizations and charities including the Alaska Pacific University Foundation,
Special Olympics and United Way, as well as to several political causes. He also served on the Civil Advisory Board of JBER. He was well known for his generosity of spirit and financial support.

As active as Dr. McGuire was professionally and in the community, his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. He was frequently found flying the rivers of bush Alaska, searching for secret salmon spots, with Patti – a southern transplant – or his numerous friends, children and grandchildren. He expected all his kids to fish, fly and vote. He was a father, friend and mentor, and he inspired many to pursue and ultimately achieve the loftiest of goals. He was a true patriarch.

Dr. McGuire is survived by his wife, Patti; his two children, Sen. Lesil McGuire (Jason Skala) and son, Jason of Anchorage; his three stepchildren, Todd Nathanson (Mary) of Anchorage, Dr. David Nathanson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Devon Nathanson Goldberg (Richard) of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren, Grayson, Madison, Asher, Ryan, Isabelle Goldberg, Nick and Jayson; his three brothers, James, Patrick and Paul; his sisters, Janice Baimbridge and JoAn Gunn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


 


McGuire, Spenser

 

 

 


Creswell, OR


 


McKillop, Ben



Sweethome, OR
2007


 

 


McMillan, Bill
 

 

Missing Classmate


 


Meakins Edwards, Janice



 



Tacoma, WA

2001
 

 

 

 

2001
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Travel, cooking, reading, woodworking, gardening, enjoying our children, their spouses and our grandchildren. Church: Stephen Ministry (as leader and minister); Consultant for wedding receptions.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS: Relationships and Travel: Growing into a more personal relationship with God and coming to an understanding of how perfect His timing really is. I¹ve been blessed to have been married to an intelligent, interesting, caring and humorous man who has made my life exciting. We¹ve raised four children who are beautiful beings, all employed and on their own, but who place coming home to visit as one of their priorities. I thoroughly enjoyed being a military wife and living in different places both state side and overseas--the most enjoyable being four years in a German community.

2010

Life is good.  What a gift to have had ten years since last I wrote—years full of the joys of grandchildren being born, travels to Europe and throughout the United States, of faithful friendships, an enduring marriage of forty-seven years to my best friend and soul mate, and the joy of knowing that every new day is a day full of new opportunities.

 

We have lived in Lakewood, WA now for thirty years, same house, same phone number.  Travel as an Army wife is to be cherished, although since retirement we have had opportunities to travel as well in the U.S. and abroad.  Much of our travels take us frequently to Texas to visit our son and his family.  Usually in the fall we enjoy attending mini reunions with Bill’s West Point classmates at different places in the U.S.

 

Every now and then in the course of time since high school, the thought that I’d like to earn my BA would enter my mind, but flee not long after.  Life happened and the timing never seemed to be right.  I did not know whether or not I wanted to put that much time and effort into it.  All the necessary pieces fell into place at the right time, however, and I knew it was something I really wanted to do.  I earned my BA in December of 2007, from the University of Washington.  Attending college at this juncture of my life was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable times with which I’ve been blessed.  It truly was an inspiring and fulfilling experience.

 

Living in the Pacific Northwest it seems criminal not to be avid outdoorsmen, but we are not.  My retirement is enjoyed by more sedate undertakings.  I’m just beginning to engage in some genealogy research.  Cooking, knitting, and reading are still interests.  Enjoying my grandchildren when I get to see them is at the top of the list.  I have been invited, but have not yet accepted the invitation, to join my husband and a group of British tower bell ringers in Seattle to learn the ropes.  It is tempting.

 

There is always need to fulfill volunteer opportunities some of which I fulfill within our church.  My other volunteer interests lie with FRS (a Family Renewal Shelter), the USO, and the Red Cross.  We stay busy and know how truly blessed we are.

 

I remember when my mother was preparing to attend her 50th high school reunion in Eugene.  I thought “WOW,” that’s pretty amazing.  I think the term “old” somehow entered my thoughts.  Now here we are, and we are not old !

 

I look forward to seeing you in August.


 

 
Menke, Ron

 

 

 

 

Oregon City, OR


 


Mercer Bloom, Judy


 

 


Eugene, OR



 

 

2001
OK a little about what's been going on with me since the last reunion. On  July 9th 2000 I remarried after 23 years of being single. As I wrote in the synopsis for Jan  my new Hubby is a very brave man to take on a woman who has been independent for such a long time. Fortunately for me, or maybe for him as well, he is a very patient man. Being married again after such a long time of being the decision maker and having to be in control all of the time has been a bit of a challenge for me, but it's all on track and working very well.
  We have been busy updating the house he has owned for 22 years. It has been fun, and challenging as well. We unfortunately hired the remodeler from "Hell", and had a disaster with our kitchen and dining room floor, which we are stuck with for another year or so, but is livable for the time being.
  I am still working full time doing hair. Our clientele is mostly little old ladies,( I'm beginning to relate to them more and more, and that scares the heck out of me), It has been a stable career and kept the home fires burning.  I hope to go  to part time in a couple of years.
  My children are grown and live locally. Neither one is married yet and no Grandkids of my own, but my hubby has 3 and a new one due in July, so I get to be Grandma to them.  

 

  
                  Judy Mercer Bloom  


2010

Since the last reunion we have added two new members to our family, our Grandson Caden was born Feb. 22nd. 2008 and is a happy very energetic almost 3 yr. old. He is such a joy and of course the apple of Grandma's eye. We also have a new "grand dog" Spike, who is also a very energetic 15 month old Dashound. Two of our other four Grandchildren are in college ,and one is a Sophomore at Thurston High School and our 9 yr. old lives in Bend.

After 48yrs. of working at the salon I am retiring the end of March. My Mom passed away in Dec. so we are free to do some traveling in our 5th. wheel trailer.

 

  
Midkiff Dalluge, Gwen

 

 


 

Eugene, OR

 
2001
Bill & I are currently living in Yuma, Arizona till March or April, then we will back in Hillsboro, OR.
Things are going great for us. We have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.
We both retired from the U of O (GO DUCKS!)
 
12-2010              gdalluge70@gmail.com

     We are now fulltime Eugene residence. Health issues are keeping us in Oregon for the winters now.
Bought a place here in Eugene and trying to readjust ourselves to the Oregon winters. Hoping to
be able to make the trip back to Yuma, AZ for a couple of weeks in the early spring to visit friends.
It's nice to be here for functions with the grandkids and great grandkids. 
     Gwen's husband, Bill, died July 21 of kidney failure. He was 71.



 


Minnick Simmons, Carleen

 

 

 

Springfield, OR


 


Mitchell Hansen, Connie

 

 

 

Iowa Park, TX


 


Momb, George
deceased
August 22, 2017
 

 

 

 

GEORGE PLAYING PIANO WITH "CLASS ACTION"
IN PALM SPRINGS BACK IN 1975.

 


George
Bernard Momb, 74, born on March 15, 1943 in Oregon, passed away August 22, 2017.

He resided in Palm Springs, California at the time of his passing.


The following comments are from friends' memories.
http://forestlawn.tributes.com/condolences/view_memories/
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A true classic ! His mastery of the piano and ability to make everyone who came in contact with him smile.

I will never forget the amazing musical abilities George possessed.

You had talent above the rest. You brought such joy, laughter, and fun to many. You also had compassion for the less fortunate and elderly along with your loving compassion towards animals. I remember when you played in the rock band with 'Elvis', the parties that were held at my mothers home, and the fun times with you around the piano at Palm Springs. You were loved by many and will be missed. May you rest in peace.

So sad to hear of George's passing, he traveled with us to northern, Calif to play in and with our Band. He really was a very good and talented musician!

The word "unique" is used far too often - but it definitely applied to George. Musician, humorist, entertainer, and a great friend. A humanitarian, especially for the local animal causes.

GEORGE MOMB, was an Oregon boy, but Oh Boy! he was "the Man" in Palm Springs.
Piano player, entertainer, like no other. If you ever heard him - you can still hear the music & the laughter.
He received his "Star" on the P.S. Walk of Stars on February 16, 2002. The star presentation was followed by a gathering of entertainers & friends at Banducci's Bit of Italy where he played - What A Party that was!
GEORGE, loved entertaining & having fun.

You never knew how many people you touched through your music, golf playing and love of animals. You had a gift with the piano very few could duplicate but was always willing to play for us less than perfect singers. It was through you and your music that brought complete strangers into a group that cared so much for you and each other. We will always be grateful to you for many laughs, great music, wonderful times together and even during the loss of others friends.


 


Moos, Richard
 

 

Missing Classmate


 


Morris, Gary
deceased
Nov. 28, 2005
 
 

last residence
Battle Ground, Clark, Washington

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