Betty Pajunen (Taylor)
Financial Analyst Married 2Hello Everyone- I will miss seeing you at the 45th reunion this year. I'll be out of town on vacation. I look forward to the next gathering. I currently live in the house I grew up in on Glen Eagles Rd in LO with my husband and my Mom who just turned 95. I still have the same phone number from when my folks moved to LO in 1951. Yikes, that's a long time ago! I have two daughters who each just got married within less than a year of each other. And I still work at IBM from my home office. Looking forward to retiring in the next two years. I'd love to hear from you anytime. Have fun sharing stories at the reunion! Best wishes, Betty
Carolyn Wilson (Jahn)
Claudian Smith (Tessandori)
Retired Married 1Hi All
Unfortunately we can’t make the reunion but I will do it in the future. I wish you all the best and have a great time. I live with my husband of 30 years; we have one son, in the Bay Area Ca. and I have just retired (my husband a Fire Engineer of 33 years retired last year) we are remolding our home and I’m so busy – infect I don’t know where I ever had the time to work) I also do volunteer work for the AVON walk for breast cancer and our Miniature Schnauzer is a theapry dog for those who are sick. Have a great time
retired Married 1Living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987 after seven fantastic years in London before that. Finished work with Bank of America Project Finance in year 2000 and have been doing community volunteer work (mostly fundraising for local public schools) ever since. Son, Sam is a junior at Stanford majoring in mechanical engineering and playing rugby. Wife, Sally works on a number of local nonprofit boards. Doing a lot of backpacking in the Sierras, high altitude expedition climbs in the Himalayas, Africa and South America and overseas travel now that Sam is in college. See you at the reunion!
Retired Single 1Live on Sauvie Island on a Flaoting home.
Have a house in Palm desert (Golf).
Been retired from City of Portland (Parks and Recreation) since 2005.
Daughter who's married lives in happy valley.
Gandson Grayson age 1.5
Significant other Kelly Vaughan.
Been on Reunion committee last 20 years.
Mom (used to teach at LOHS) Joyce Ricker still going strong at 85.
Looking forward to our reunion in Aug!!!
Consultant www.guidepostsolutions.com Married 2Marital Status: Married with children
Occupation: Senior Managing Director, Guidepost Solutions, San Francisco
Up until 2 weeks ago I was planning to attend the 45th reunion. Owing to work and a family medical issue I’ll have to wait until our 50th.
My family returned to Lake Oswego from Brussels, Belgium in 1968 so I came to LOHS midpoint of our junior year. Although it was only a year and a half, the characters in our class – the overachievers AND underachievers,
To stay close to home my freshman year in college I chose Willamette University only to see my family transferred to London and then Scotland (Troon) for the next 15 years. I was fortunate as this allowed me to visit my family every Christmas and spend summers working-traveling in the UK, Europe and the Middle East where I worked on a Kibbutz (1971) located on the Israeli-Lebanese border where I mistakenly wandered off a trail and hiked part way through a mine field. During one of my Christmas visits I reconnected with Craig and Sally Falkenhagen who were living in London. During another visit to London I saw Rob Moore who was studying in Gottingen, Germany.
At Willamette I roomed with Jim Smith during our freshman year and we both joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. After graduating early in 1973 I worked for 3 months at a grocery store on Kings Road in Chelsea, London and then bought a VW Bug in Amsterdam and traveled about Europe and North Africa for 6 months where I had two “close encounters”. The first with guards at the Czechoslovakian border and the second, several months later at a police road block 3 miles outside of Tangiers, Morocco. More details possibly forthcoming in person only, but never in writing.
After law school at Gonzaga University and taking the Oregon State Bar Exam twice - and not because it was lots of fun the first time, I received the news that I passed while two months away from graduating from New Agents training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. In 1978 I was assigned to the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office where, as a Special Agent, I was assigned to the fugitive squad and the legal division. In my first two weeks in San Francisco the fanatic Jim Jones led most of his Peoples Temple followers to a mass suicide in “Jonestown”, Guyana. Nine days later San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated at City Hall. Since a US Congressman (Leo Ryan) was murdered in Guyana the FBI had jurisdiction to investigate and I conducted my first interviews as a new agent, of Peoples Temple survivors in San Francisco.
After working white collar crime – public corruption cases, I was assigned to foreign counter intelligence matters – the Soviet squad charged with uncovering and disrupting KGB operations being run by intelligence officers under diplomatic cover at the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco.
After 8 years it was time to move up within the bureaucracy and consequently also be subject to numerous transfers “according to the needs of the Bureau” around the country. I decided to resign in 1986 to join Kroll Associates, at the time a fledgling corporate investigations firm headquartered in New York. Kroll came to be regarded as the largest investigative–corporate security consultancy. Jules Kroll was credited with taking the private investigations profession out of the alley and into the boardroom.
I left in 1994 and opened Noesis, my own firm with offices in SF and LA. We sold it in 2002 to another NY-based investigations and corporate security firm called SafirRosetti (Howard Safir was the former NYC Police Commissioner under Rudy Giuliani and Joe Rosetti, a former Director of Global Security for IBM). In 2009 I took a career detour to Deloitte LLP to lead their Business Intelligence Services practice for the western region. In 2013 I joined Guidepost Solutions, my present firm where I am back working with many former FBI, DOJ, and Kroll Associates colleagues. In addition to conducting internal corporate investigations and serving as monitors at financial institutions typically under government oversight for money laundering, we design security systems for Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals as well as professional and collegiate sports venues, the most recent being Levi’s Stadium, new home of the SF 49ers.
Of all the cases I’ve managed one of the most rewarding was a pro bono habeas case for a man convicted of murdering a retired police officer during a robbery in Los Angeles. In 2005, after interviewing one of the two eye witnesses 26 years after the crime and learning of entirely new evidence and police misconduct including withholding witness statements, our client was granted an evidentiary hearing where his conviction was vacated in 2013.
In the Bay Area I reconnected several times with Brad Miller and Peter Yoakum who were both very successful in the financial services industry. To my knowledge, neither was ever a target in any of my investigations at the FBI or in the private sector.
My wife Lisa and I have been married 25 years. We are both veterans of a previous marriage. With our children in college, Lisa has recently returned to the work force. We live in San Geronimo, 45 minutes north of San Francisco in western Marin County, next to Fairfax where the mountain bike was invented. We’ve been here for 13 years - in the CA County that lives by the motto “Talk (and vote) left but live right”. When I went to vote in San Geronimo for the first time in a Republican primary I was told at the local polling place that I was the first person in our district to vote in a Republican primary.
We have two children – Alexandra (Alex) who is now a senior at Santa Clara University, majoring in public health. Our son Will is a junior at USC where he’s majoring in business with a minor in computer science. Will’s twin brother Christopher died in 2000, two weeks before their 6th birthday. Chris had a rare heart condition and underwent two surgeries by age 5. His death was sudden, unexpected and our world was altered forever. To Lisa’s credit Chris led a very normal life in spite of his condition. Our “little man” was a very brave and sweet boy.
To our classmates who have retired or are close to retiring, please respect that the “R word” is not in my vocabulary. As Victor Borge - the classical pianist-comedian was fond of saying at the end of his performances “I wish to thank my parents for making this possible (working for a living) and my children for making it necessary”. None of us can rely on Social Security or form a Clinton-like Foundation and make $500,000 per speech.
If anyone would like to reconnect my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org; cell: 415-517-5308
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Deb Easley (McLean)
retired Widowed 2I will definitely be attending, see you all there.
Debie Beadle (Henkel)
Business Owner/Manager EpicPaintingLLC.com Committed Relationship 2Hey Everyone!
We sure got to be old-farts fast - didn't we?! I'm really looking forward to seeing you all - and to those who can't make it, please try to live long enough and make it to the 50th!!
I have 2 beautiful daughters: Sayra, graduated from OIT, is now a Dental Hygenist working in Sandy, OR - has 1 amazing 8 year old son and a sweet baby girl on the way; Laura, a Copywriter/Marketer lives in Denver, CO - she pitched for and graduated from CSU - has 1 beautiful and "theatrical" 6 year old daughter and a 2 year old, cute-as-a-bug, baby boy. Their mother (me) also FINALLY finished college in 2013 with a BS in Communication Studies and Business. Don't know what I want to be when I grow up...but for now I'm running a small painting business with my life/business partner, Dion - that will be him in the picture that I upload (couldn't find one all by myself) - yes, he's still got all his hair, but he's 10 years younger than us too!
I want to share this wonderful poem that our classmate, Mardi Davis, wrote, and which was published in the LOHS Mainsheet '69. I've carried it with me (in memory) all these years. If anyone is in contact with her I'd love to let her know the pleasure it has brought me:
Time passes in a foul and fickle way.
Bid it go, and it will choose to stay.
Beg it to but keep one moment more,
And in haste it flashes through the door.
How many times to catch it have I sworn?