Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 15, 2016 Class Reunion Party at Dan and Kris Parker's House

I wasn't able to get to the coast this summer, but Harry Renken sent a few pictures from what looks to have been a lovely party. I'll try to identify everyone, but if I get any names wrong, please let me know so I can make corrections (to kathleentaylor1952@gmail.com).

I may not have proper last names for some classmates, and would appreciate corrections on that too.

Oh, and Kathy and Karen- I used to be able to tell you apart, but not any more. Forgive me for guessing who is who.

If anyone else has pictures and would like to share them, please send them to: kathleentaylor1952@gmail.com

Kathy Cline, Dan Parker, Kathy Lewis Adams (I think)

Gary Danklefsen and Mike Carr

Elaine and Jim Repp

Back Row L-R: Steve Humphries, Dan Parker, Gary Danklefsen, Mike George, Joe Thaut
Middle Row L-R: Caryl Maddy deJong, Kathy Lewis Adams, Karen Lewis, Kathy Cline, Mike Carr, Chuck Swoboda, Harry Renken, Keith Olson
Front Row: Debbie Bachart Harrington, Denise Raines Alexander, Elaine Hintze Repp, Donna Thomas

L-R: Dave Coffman, Joe Thaut, Caryl (maybe), Chuck Swoboda, Kathy or Karen, Steve Humphries, Denise Raines Alesander, Kathy Cline

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Steven C. Curnutt, July 4, 1952- July 11, 2016

I am sorry to report that classmate Steve Curnutt passed away on July 11, 2016.  Here is his obituary in the Everett Herald. 

Here is the text of the obit:

July 4, 1952 - July 11, 2016 Steven C. Curnutt, 64, of Gold Bar, Washington died July 11, 2016. Steve, aka "Reno", "Money Man", was born on July 4, 1952 in Seattle, Washington. Steve was drafted by Heavens Field of Dreams on July 11, 2016. He is leaving behind wife, Kathy Curnutt; daughter Nichole Joanis (Deven); mother, Edwina Curnutt; brother, Edwin Curnutt (Kris); and four grand kids. He is joining some of his family and teammates now, they will make quite a team up there. Nicki, his grand kids and softball were the best parts of his life. He loved, loved, loved them. Now he is free again, no crutches, no disease and no pain. He loved his family and friends, joking to almost the end. We will end with one of his favorite phrases "Until we meet again, you were #3 in our programs and #1 in our hearts." A service will be held at Mountain Valley Church, 230 Lewis Avenue in Gold Bar, on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. After the service everyone is welcome to come celebrate Steve's life at Prospectors Steak and Ale.

You can sign his guest book here

Thanks to Steve Humphries for the news. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Class Reunion Party August 14, 2016

Thanks to Debbie Harrington for the news! I'll post more specifics (registration info, etc)  as things are finalized.

Mark your calendar:

Class of 1970 and Friends / Class Reunion

August 14, 2016
2pm to 6pm

Dan and Kris Parker's Farm
12820 132nd St SE
on Lords Hill, Snohomish

Hamburgers and Beer provided, potluck salads and desserts.
Special beverages BYOB 
Picnic Setting, spread the word

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Glen Allen- 1950-2016

Classmate Glen Allen passed away on March 15. His Everett Herald Obituary is here.

In case the link disappears, here is the Obituary content:

Glen Allen, 65, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Spokane, Wash. His home was in Odessa, Wash. He was born in Eldorado, Illinois on November 23, 1950, to Harold and Merle Allen. His family moved to Snohomish, Wash. during his childhood. Following school he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served his country in Viet Nam. Glen was a talented musician, singer, songwriter and artist. He was a member of several bands throughout the state. Glen had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and a huge capac-ity to love. He was sensitive and giving to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Merle Allen; his brothers, James Allen and Gordon Allen; and his grandson, Kenneth (known to the family as Tripp) Heagy. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Allen of Odessa, Wash.; his brother, Michael (Sheila) Allen, and sisters, Carolyn (James) McCullar, Kathleen (Gordon) Brougher, all of Soap Lake, Wash.; daughter, Kristina (Kenneth) Heagy and sons, Jeremy Allen and Michael (Jeanette) Allen, all of Everett, Wash.; and daughter, Coreen (H.P.) Carstensen of Odessa; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and so many friends who Glen thought of as family. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Bread of Life Church, 140 14th Ave. NW in Ephrata, WA with a fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Glen's name be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001. -

Thanks to Steve Humphries for passing the news along.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Venue Change for Informal Class of '69/'70 Get Together August 15- now at the Buzz Inn at Harvey Field

The venue has changed for the informal 1969-1970 SHS classes (all alumni welcome, from any year) from the Oxford Tavern (as earlier announced) to the Buzz Inn at Harvey Field. 5:00pm, August 15. If you're planning to attend, please let Class of '69 member Vicki (Smith) Mitchell know at Briteye1@hotmail.com because they'd like a general head count.

I won't be able to attend, but I hope someone takes pics and can give us a report on the fun. I'll post info here as I get it.

Obituary- John Goodrich

I am so sorry to report that classmate John Goodrich, died July 4, in Marysville, WA.

Here is the link to his Herald obituary.

It reads:

John Douglas Goodrich John Douglas Goodrich, born December 31, 1950 in Everett, Washington passed away on July 4, 2015 in Marysville Washington. He graduated from Snohomish High School in 1970 and worked for Roy N. Carlson's as a milk truck driver for over 30 years. He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Karen Lynn Goodrich; his children, Pearl (Franklin) Sumpter and Jason (Dani) Goodrich; other "daughter," Jenni Youngblood; and four grandchildren, Jazmine, Jaden, Emma, and Callie. John was the youngest child of Clarence William and Helen Orilla along with siblings Emery, Rena, Al, Laurence and Winona. His presence will never fade. We are blessed to have had him as a husband, father and friend. Friends and family of John are invited to a memorial at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home (804 State Ave. Marysville, WA 98270) on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, a gift box will be present at the memorial for Pulmonary Hypertension research .

Here is where you can view or sign his guest book.

Thanks to both Steve Humphries and Harry Renken for the news.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Obituary- Sally Jo Davis, Jan 3, 2015

I'm sorry to report the passing of another classmate. Sally Jo Davis died Jan 3, 2015 in Roswell, NM. Sally Jo only attended SHS her senior year, but we appeared in several plays together, and I remember her fondly. We corresponded a bit in the 70's, when she taught school in Rapid City, SD.

Her Everett Herald Obituary is here.

This is her senior picture.

And here's an annual page from one of our plays.

This is the text from the Herald Obituary:

Our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Sally Jo Davis passed away peacefully at home in Roswell, New Mexico on January 3, 2015, after battling ALS. She was 63. At her request, no services are planned at this time. Sally was born in Spokane, Washington to Rodger and Fara Davis, who have preceded her in death. Sally graduated in 1970 from Snohomish High School, where she enjoyed playing the cello. Sally was also a Senior Girl Scout, which inspired lifelong love of the outdoors. Sally graduated Western Washington University in 1974, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in education. She taught at various elementary schools in South Dakota, Oregon and Arizona before her 21 year tenure with Seattle Public Schools, primarily at Whittier Elementary in Ballard. She was passionate about her position as a teacher, and changed lives with her mentoring approach. Sally acknowledged each student's special interests and learning style. She was a trailblazer in education, winning several accolades. Some of Sally's selfless acts included establishing a homework club for her school, and sharing her love of the great outdoors with her students. Sally returned to her own education and received her Masters Degree in education from Lesley University in 1994. Later in 2004, Sally moved to Ramah, New Mexico where she continued her teaching career before retiring in Roswell, New Mexico in 2012. Sally was an accomplished musician, playing the guitar and singing professionally for several decades. She played in a duo known as Spirit Ridge that enjoyed playing at several venues. Sally was especially proud of Spirit Ridge's appearances on the main stage at the Seattle Folk Life Festival. Sally is survived by her three sisters, Kathryn (Kathy) Smith and husband Steve of Roswell, N.M., Barbara Neukirch and husband David of Everett, and Judy Davis, also of Roswell, N.M.. Sally is also survived by three nieces and one nephew, including, Cheri Cisneros, of Everett, Barbara Evans, Stephanie Davis, and Kenneth Smith of Roswell, N.M. Sally is survived by many other great nieces and nephews, and cousins. A memorial will be conducted in June when Sally Jo's ashes will be dispersed in the South Fork Stillaguamish River near Silverton at her request. 

Thanks to Steve Humphries for letting me know about Sally's passing.