Harald Lohn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dear Friends:                         

This will let you know that my brother, James, passed away on November 26, 2017.  He died of pancreatic cancer.  He is survived by his wife Patricia who resides in Klamath Falls Oregon.

I was fortunate to spend about ten days with him where we had the opportunity to reminisce  about things that “only brothers” can appreciate and enjoy.

James will be cremated and his ashes will be spread over some of his favorite fishing spots in Southern Oregon.  There will be no service per his wishes.

If any of you wish further information please let me know. 

THANKS for a lifetime of joy, friendships, support, caring and appreciating one of the “good guys.” 

Sincerely, 

Harald
PO Box 189
Prior Lake, MN 55372
                                                                                                                                                 12/5/17



 

 

Celebration of Life for Connie Cochran Knight (Class of 62), Northwood Christian Church, Springfield,
December 30th, 1 p.m


12/5/17                              


Swain Walker, Barbara
deceased
Oct. 3, 2017
 

  
            Died in Springfield November 3, 2017.  The obituary was only a notice.

                                                                                                                                                             12/5/17
 



Jones, Gordon

 

 

I am leaving on Monday (September 18) to go to Ind for the SCCA national runoffs. 
There are over 1000 entries for this event.  I will be in the last race of the week. 

Here is a link for the schedule.
https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/037/858/17-Runoffs-Schedule.pdf?1504302266

9/18/17                    

 


Lillegren, Kenneth

 

Kenneth Lillegren died October 16, 2017.

An obituary will be added when published.

Shawn Lillegren (Kenneth's son) sent the email below.
       My Dad talked about his high school friends often and enjoyed his alumni fishing trips for many years.   My Dad passed away on Monday.   We will have a celebration of his life on October 29 at 2:00 pm at the Springfield Elks.   All are welcome.

 



Castleberry Bolin, Nancy

 
 

Nancy reported at the 56th Reunion

42  people attended which included 36 classmates.

 
A good time was had by all.
 

9/18/17  



Momb, George
deceased
August 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

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

 

 


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.

9/18/17



Edna Stoneburner Jones
 

From Edna:

It is with great sadness that I send you this news. My sister Mona Parmenter passed away July 4th. She had been ill and in and out of the hospital and rehab, she passed in the hospital (McKenzie Memorial). I was not able to go down as Dick just had his back surgery. We were close and I miss her terribly already. 

PS. I think many of our classmates might have known her. Dave Love had bought the house they lived in on 26th. I don't know if his wife is still there or if they moved before Dave passed.


Sara Rust Moser
 

 

Sara died May 22, 2017She was married to Jimmy Moser who survives her as well as a son and
daughter and many grandchildren.  She was a resident of Junction City. 

From a classmate:  Sara had health problems in the past, but was doing better lately.
I think, she had a stroke and was in hospital and seemed to be doing well and then took a
turn for the worse and died. 
She was at our last reunion at the Elks. She was such a happy person who always looked
on the bright side.  She will be missed by a lot of people 

5/19/17             

Dale Paul Parnell Obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

 

 

Dale Paul Parnell

July 16, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Salem - Leading founder of the Oregon Community College system, Dr. Dale Paul Parnell, was welcomed into the house of the Lord on April 20, 2017 at 88 years of age.

Born in Monmouth, Oregon on July 16, 1928 to Archie and Hattie Parnell, he spent his childhood in the Salem area, eventually settling on the property now home to the Capital Manor retirement community.

Dale attended West Salem Elementary School, Leslie Junior High and Salem High School until his sophomore year when his parents moved to Pasadena, California where he graduated at the age of 16 from Pasadena Academy.

Dale attended Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California), then migrated north to graduate from Willamette University in 1951. He received his advanced degrees (M.Ed., 1956, D.Ed., 1964) from the University of Oregon.

Dale met his life's love, Beverly Lush, at the age of 13 during a chance meeting at Twin Rocks Summer Camp on the Oregon Coast. Dale often reminisced on their first meeting, recalling how he bragged at camp, "See that girl over there? I want to marry someone like that." Dale and Beverly married in 1947. Together they raised five children, instilling in each a love for Christ and family.

Dale began his career in education, encouraging students as both a teacher and coach for two years at Salem Academy. The family then moved in 1951 to Springfield, Oregon where he continued to teach and coach, later serving as Vice Principal and Principal of Springfield High School respectively. In 1960 he became Lane County Superintendent of Schools. During that time he worked tirelessly to advocate for the development of Community Colleges in Oregon, becoming the founding President of Lane Community College in 1964.

Governor Tom McCall appointed Dale State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1968, where he served for six years bettering the Oregon education system. In 1974 Dale served as the Chancellor of San Diego Community College and became the President of San Joaquin Delta Community College in 1976.

He was appointed as the President of the American Association of Community Colleges with offices in Washington D.C. in 1981, representing the nation's community, technical and junior colleges, along with a collection of international institutions.

Dale served under five United States presidents, working closest with President George Bush Sr. on multiple occasions as an advisor on education issues. He served as President of the American Association of Community Colleges for 10 years before moving back to Oregon in 1991. During his time in Washington he wrote the book "The Neglected Majority" reflecting on the neglected students in the American education system.

After his time in Washington D.C., Dale joined the Oregon State University faculty helping to establish the Western Center for Community College Development. Upon retirement in 1997, Dale spent two years as a visiting professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

In 1999 Dale and Beverly moved to Eagle Crest in Central Oregon before making their final move to Capital Manor in Salem in 2003. They were members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Salem.

To his 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grand children Dale was known as Papa. He is survived by his daughters Susan Shields and Teresa Parnell, and his sons Paul Parnell, Steven Parnell and Timothy Parnell.

Dale will be remembered not only as a visionary in the educational community, but as a loving patriarch who inspired and touched the lives of all who knew him.

Dale's love Beverly preceded him in death on November 23, 2016. A joint celebration of life in remembrance of Dale and Beverly will be held on May 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Capital Manor. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Capital Manor Foundation, 1955 Dallas Highway NW, Salem, Oregon. Arrangements and internment are at the Restlawn Funeral Home in West Salem.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 30, 2017                   

5/19/17              

Leslie Wilbur Lessard was born in Grafton, North Dakota on June 28, 1935 to Homer and Simone (Samson) Lessard. He was born prematurely and doctors at the time used new technology and placed him in an incubator where the optic nerve of his eyes was damaged by the high concentration of oxygen. This left him with very limited vision. While he was a young child, his parents relocated to Yakima and later moved to Seattle, Washington. With his limited eye sight his parents sought out the best schools for his learning and ultimate success. For most of his elementary and secondary school years, he attended the Washington State School for the Blind. A boarding school located in Vancouver, Washington. While there, he learned many skills that allowed him to accommodate his disability. This included learning how to read and write Braille. He also attended vocational classes in which he found his love for woodworking. This later became a lifelong hobby. He was active in sports and during high school he lettered in wrestling. Leslie developed many lifelong friendships at Washington State School for the Blind and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1955. He went on to attend college at Seattle Pacific University where he studied psychology for 2 years until he was hired by Boeing. In July of 1959, he married Nancy Ann Leggett and together they had five children: Leslie Ann (Hodson), Sally Jean Lessard, Kenneth Allen Lessard, Jody Elaine (Molenda), Russell Anthony Lessard. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185253022#sthash.Cy5elqjd.dpuf

Leslie Lessard (1935 - 2017)

 
 
Obituary
  • "Hi cuz, It was nice knowing you all these years. Enjoy your..."
    - Ann (Lessard) Schmidt & Art Lessard & families
 

Leslie Wilbur Lessard was born in Grafton, North Dakota on June 28, 1935 to Homer and Simone (Samson) Lessard. He was born prematurely and doctors at the time used new technology and placed him in an incubator where the optic nerve of his eyes was damaged by the high concentration of oxygen. This left him with very limited vision. While he was a young child, his parents relocated to Yakima and later moved to Seattle, Washington. With his limited eye sight his parents sought out the best schools for his learning and ultimate success. For most of his elementary and secondary school years, he attended the Washington State School for the Blind. A boarding school located in Vancouver, Washington. While there, he learned many skills that allowed him to accommodate his disability. This included learning how to read and write Braille. He also attended vocational classes in which he found his love for woodworking. This later became a lifelong hobby. He was active in sports and during high school he lettered in wrestling. Leslie developed many lifelong friendships at Washington State School for the Blind and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1955. He went on to attend college at Seattle Pacific University where he studied psychology for 2 years until he was hired by Boeing. In July of 1959, he married Nancy Ann Leggett and together they had five children: Leslie Ann (Hodson), Sally Jean Lessard, Kenneth Allen Lessard, Jody Elaine (Molenda), Russell Anthony Lessard.

Leslie cherished his time spent with his family. In his early years he was very active in Ham Radio. His call letters were WA7BFE. During this time he worked for the City of Seattle Engineering Department for almost 20 years. He also became an owner/operator of Queen City Vending. All of his children worked in the family business where he taught the value of working hard together and overcoming any challenge life might present you. On May 28, 1984 Leslie married Sherry May Martin and they shared nearly 33 years of marriage together before his passing. Leslie retired from the City of Seattle in 1985 and subsequently expanded his vending business, Queen City Vending, until he and Sherry retired in 1997 and moved to Springfield, Oregon. Retirement activities included enjoying cruises, traveling Europe and Hawaii, playing Mexican Train Dominos with friends and attending family gatherings. Leslie especially enjoyed RV travels in the 40' Marathon they owned. Sherry was the driver and took care of the "inside" jobs while Leslie took care of hook-ups and "outside" jobs. One of his most memorable trips he would share about was the RV rally to Washington, DC as a member of the Northwestern Bus Nuts where they enjoyed dinner with U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia. Sherry and Les have made many lifelong friends through the Motor Home Club they belonged to. As snowbirds they spent time between their homes in Springfield, Oregon and Mesa, Arizona. Leslie passed away in Mesa, Arizona on April 19, 2017 at the age of 81.

Leslie was known for his love of woodworking and ceramics and created many beautiful items that he enjoyed giving as gifts. He loved life, his family and friends old and new and never allowed his visual disability to interfere with enjoying life to the fullest! In his life he touched so many with his quick wit and his warm welcome presence. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Anyone who knew Leslie was blessed. "God's Speed", Honey, Dad/Grandpa/Great-Grandpa/Brother/Friend

He is survived by his wife, Sherry May Lessard; his children: Leslie Hodson (Tim); Jody Molenda; Russell Lessard (Leah); Grandchildren, Sarah Phillips (Gabe); Beth Fautt (Jared); David Hodson; Ashley Brooker (John); Cassandra Molenda; Courtney Molenda-Cook; Kyle Lessard; Jeremy Lessard and Gavin Lessard. 3 Great-Grandchildren and his sister, Arliss Burns of Tacoma, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Simone Lessard and his children, Sally and Kenneth.
 
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185253022#sthash.Cy5elqjd.dpuf

Leslie Lessard (1935 - 2017)

 
 
Obituary
  • "My dear Dino will be glad to meet you at the pearly gates...."
     
 

Leslie Wilbur Lessard was born in Grafton, North Dakota on June 28, 1935 to Homer and Simone (Samson) Lessard. He was born prematurely and doctors at the time used new technology and placed him in an incubator where the optic nerve of his eyes was damaged by the high concentration of oxygen. This left him with very limited vision. While he was a young child, his parents relocated to Yakima and later moved to Seattle, Washington. With his limited eye sight his parents sought out the best schools for his learning and ultimate success. For most of his elementary and secondary school years, he attended the Washington State School for the Blind. A boarding school located in Vancouver, Washington. While there, he learned many skills that allowed him to accommodate his disability. This included learning how to read and write Braille. He also attended vocational classes in which he found his love for woodworking. This later became a lifelong hobby. He was active in sports and during high school he lettered in wrestling. Leslie developed many lifelong friendships at Washington State School for the Blind and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1955. He went on to attend college at Seattle Pacific University where he studied psychology for 2 years until he was hired by Boeing. In July of 1959, he married Nancy Ann Leggett and together they had five children: Leslie Ann (Hodson), Sally Jean Lessard, Kenneth Allen Lessard, Jody Elaine (Molenda), Russell Anthony Lessard.

Leslie cherished his time spent with his family. In his early years he was very active in Ham Radio. His call letters were WA7BFE. During this time he worked for the City of Seattle Engineering Department for almost 20 years. He also became an owner/operator of Queen City Vending. All of his children worked in the family business where he taught the value of working hard together and overcoming any challenge life might present you. On May 28, 1984 Leslie married Sherry May Martin and they shared nearly 33 years of marriage together before his passing. Leslie retired from the City of Seattle in 1985 and subsequently expanded his vending business, Queen City Vending, until he and Sherry retired in 1997 and moved to Springfield, Oregon. Retirement activities included enjoying cruises, traveling Europe and Hawaii, playing Mexican Train Dominos with friends and attending family gatherings. Leslie especially enjoyed RV travels in the 40' Marathon they owned. Sherry was the driver and took care of the "inside" jobs while Leslie took care of hook-ups and "outside" jobs. One of his most memorable trips he would share about was the RV rally to Washington, DC as a member of the Northwestern Bus Nuts where they enjoyed dinner with U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia. Sherry and Les have made many lifelong friends through the Motor Home Club they belonged to. As snowbirds they spent time between their homes in Springfield, Oregon and Mesa, Arizona. Leslie passed away in Mesa, Arizona on April 19, 2017 at the age of 81.

Leslie was known for his love of woodworking and ceramics and created many beautiful items that he enjoyed giving as gifts. He loved life, his family and friends old and new and never allowed his visual disability to interfere with enjoying life to the fullest! In his life he touched so many with his quick wit and his warm welcome presence. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Anyone who knew Leslie was blessed. "God's Speed", Honey, Dad/Grandpa/Great-Grandpa/Brother/Friend

He is survived by his wife, Sherry May Lessard; his children: Leslie Hodson (Tim); Jody Molenda; Russell Lessard (Leah); Grandchildren, Sarah Phillips (Gabe); Beth Fautt (Jared); David Hodson; Ashley Brooker (John); Cassandra Molenda; Courtney Molenda-Cook; Kyle Lessard; Jeremy Lessard and Gavin Lessard. 3 Great-Grandchildren and his sister, Arliss Burns of Tacoma, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Simone Lessard and his children, Sally and Kenneth.
 
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185253022#sthash.Cy5elqjd.dpuf

Sherry Martin Lessard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Wilbur Lessard  (1935 - 2017) was born in Grafton, North Dakota on June 28, 1935 to Homer and Simone (Samson) Lessard. He was born prematurely and doctors at the time used new technology and placed him in an incubator where the optic nerve of his eyes was damaged by the high concentration of oxygen. This left him with very limited vision. While he was a young child, his parents relocated to Yakima and later moved to Seattle, Washington. With his limited eye sight his parents sought out the best schools for his learning and ultimate success. For most of his elementary and secondary school years, he attended the Washington State School for the Blind. A boarding school located in Vancouver, Washington. While there, he learned many skills that allowed him to accommodate his disability. This included learning how to read and write Braille. He also attended vocational classes in which he found his love for woodworking. This later became a lifelong hobby. He was active in sports and during high school he lettered in wrestling. Leslie developed many lifelong friendships at Washington State School for the Blind and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1955. He went on to attend college at Seattle Pacific University where he studied psychology for 2 years until he was hired by Boeing. In July of 1959, he married Nancy Ann Leggett and together they had five children: Leslie Ann (Hodson), Sally Jean Lessard, Kenneth Allen Lessard, Jody Elaine (Molenda), Russell Anthony Lessard.

Leslie cherished his time spent with his family. In his early years he was very active in Ham Radio. His call letters were WA7BFE. During this time he worked for the City of Seattle Engineering Department for almost 20 years. He also became an owner/operator of Queen City Vending. All of his children worked in the family business where he taught the value of working hard together and overcoming any challenge life might present you. On May 28, 1984 Leslie married Sherry May Martin and they shared nearly 33 years of marriage together before his passing. Leslie retired from the City of Seattle in 1985 and subsequently expanded his vending business, Queen City Vending, until he and Sherry retired in 1997 and moved to Springfield, Oregon. Retirement activities included enjoying cruises, traveling Europe and Hawaii, playing Mexican Train Dominos with friends and attending family gatherings. Leslie especially enjoyed RV travels in the 40' Marathon they owned. Sherry was the driver and took care of the "inside" jobs while Leslie took care of hook-ups and "outside" jobs. One of his most memorable trips he would share about was the RV rally to Washington, DC as a member of the Northwestern Bus Nuts where they enjoyed dinner with U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia. Sherry and Les have made many lifelong friends through the Motor Home Club they belonged to. As snowbirds they spent time between their homes in Springfield, Oregon and Mesa, Arizona. Leslie passed away in Mesa, Arizona on April 19, 2017 at the age
of 81.


Leslie was known for his love of woodworking and ceramics and created many beautiful items that he enjoyed giving as gifts. He loved life, his family and friends old and new and never allowed his visual disability to interfere with enjoying life to the fullest! In his life he touched so many with his quick wit and his warm welcome presence. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Anyone who knew Leslie was blessed. "God's Speed", Honey, Dad/Grandpa/Great-Grandpa/Brother/Friend

He is survived by his wife, Sherry May Lessard; his children: Leslie Hodson (Tim); Jody Molenda; Russell Lessard (Leah); Grandchildren, Sarah Phillips (Gabe); Beth Fautt (Jared); David Hodson; Ashley Brooker (John); Cassandra Molenda; Courtney Molenda-Cook; Kyle Lessard; Jeremy Lessard and Gavin Lessard. 3 Great-Grandchildren and his sister, Arliss Burns of Tacoma, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Simone Lessard and his children, Sally and Kenneth.

5/19/17               

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