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Stan McDonald
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Archaeologist Retired Married 3 2020-02-14 12:14:17
My wife Cindy and I now live in Portland after having lived east of the Cascades (La Grande, Idaho, Colorado and Utah) for 35+ years.  We have three children and four grandchildren—all whom give us new meaning these days.   

Wandering a while (Ok-like 4-5 years) through college classes, I settled on a career in Archaeology.  Archaeology work took us to small towns and cities in Idaho, eastern Oregon, Utah and Colorado.  I consider myself very fortunate to have worked in my chosen field all these years and am exceptionally grateful to my family for their love and support through several moves.

I retired in 2015 after serving a fifteen-year stint as the Bureau of Land Management’s lead archaeologist for the states of Idaho, Washington and Oregon.  My Geographer wife and I continue to ski, canoe, snorkel, hike, travel, camp, garden and taking advantage of the many things that Portland and NW life offer. 
 
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Nancy McNett (Moyer)
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Retired UW Residency Program Coordinator 3 2021-08-12 22:40:24
Many won't remember me.. I was a Laker for 1-1/2 years. I have fond memories of that time and made lifetime friends. Send Nancy a MessageSend Nancy a Message
Steve Melrose
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insurance Married 4 2020-01-24 13:21:28
Graduated Oregon State in accounting

Began selling insurance (life, disabiity, long term care) in 1975 still working at it (about half time) and plan to for awhile longer.

I enjoy golfing reading and working out.  I have 7 grandchildren and love to spend time with them. I live in Beaverton in the same house I have owned for 30 plus years.

This could be our best reunioun ever; hope lots of people attend

 
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Brad Miller
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kind of retired Married 4 2021-07-12 13:32:22
Married Suzy Holman (LOHS '71) in 1976, moved to NYC for biz school and then to the Bay Area where we raised our 4 boys. One married with a grandson, one engaged, and the 2 youngest still trying to find a match. I worked in finance, brokerage and money mgmt till a few years ago when I met an Indian programmer and we have been working on getting a couple of software start ups to start up. I'm going to try and make the reunion but kind of doubtful as we have are doing a "double move" in mid August. We have been trying to retire to Santa Fe NM for a few years, but hard to do it when you are enjoying working, so we decided to buy a house in Santa Fe and are moving to an apartment in San Francisco at the same time, thinking we go back & forth till we decide it's time to quit! If you are going to be in either place drop me a note and we can get a coffee or a cocktail! All the best, I have great memories of my time at LOHS and get to Lake Oswego occaisionally to see my Mom who is still doing well at 94 yrs old! Send Brad a MessageSend Brad a Message
Robert Moore
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Chemical Engineer Married 1 2021-07-12 14:20:56

1970-71 - Duck U-
1971-73 - UC Berkeley
1973-74 - Goettingen, Germany (study abroad thing)
March 75- Graduate from Cal in Physical Sciences (Mostly chemistry, physics, and math - and German)
April 75- no companies know what to do with a Phys Sci major
1975-76 - Chemical Engineering courses (mostly) at Cal
1976-March 78 - MS in Chem Eng from UW  Thesis was numerical analysis of particle deposition in the lung.  Yes, smoking is bad for you.
1978 - 1981 -  Chevron Research in Richmond, CA (not a great choice)
1981- 1986 - PhD in Chem Eng. at Cal "The Kinetics of Structure Development in Liquid Crystal Polymers" 
November 1982 - Cal beats Stanford with The Play, and yes - I was there.

OK, twelve years in school seems like enough.

1986 - 1990 - Bell Labs manufacturing research in Princeton, NJ.  I developed conductive composites.  It was fun hanging out with the Murray Hill folks who were working on high-temperature superconductors (remember those?  Current density was too low.) and cold fusion (They wanted to fire a palladium bullet saturated with deuterium into a steel plate.  Nixed by safety.)
April 1990 - It SNOWS.  Really? In April?
June 1990 - Bell Labs for optical fiber manufacturing in Atlanta
1992 - married to Sherry O'Daniell
1994 - Erin is  born
November 2005 to now - Corning optical fiber development, Wilmington NC.  
15-ish patents
I'm planning to retire in May '22.  

Wilmington is pretty nice - college town of about 100,000.  Beach is 5 miles away.  Also has some unfortunate history - look up the 1898 coup if you haven't heard of it.

On the downside, it's flat, and HUMID in the summer.  Oh, and hurricanes: the season starts June 1st and lasts 5 months.  We had to evacuate to Georgia in 2018; Florence ran right over our house.  Not much damage, fortunately.

I sure hope the reunion is on; I haven't been to one since 2000, and I'd love to catch up with OLD friends.  And it sure would be great if some REAL holdouts would show up (*cough* Malcolm Brown *cough* Scott Cohen *cough*).  Fifty-one years is long enough, don't you think, guys?
 
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Tom Newton
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Semi Retired - part-time Consultant Married 2 2021-08-05 15:55:23
Cheri and I bought a 1946 cottage in old LO in 2010 and we have been remodeling it every since.  We love living in downtown LO, walking distance to everything we need. Full circle for me, after spending most of my youth at Newton's Ice Cream store on B Avenue.

I'm really enjoying my retirement spending time golfing and fishing and still working part-time as a consultant/broker for a grocery industry health insurance Trust.

Cheri retired from being a teacher of the deaf and is enjoying being a grandmother, golfing, reading, and keeping track of our dog Charlie.

We enjoy travel and golfing together. 

Our kids Kyle (37) and Cori (34) have both married and live in Oregon which we love.  Kyle and his wife Allison have two kids and live in LO - keeping the family tradition alive.  Their kids will be at Rivergrove Elementary this fall. Cori and her husband Hank live in Eugene and have one 2 year old and a 1 year old.  We love being grandparents and all that goes along with it.


 
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Eric Olsen
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Retired Married 3 2020-03-07 19:22:11
Well this ol' boy has gained too many pounds in the last 10 years, but how else do you get that grandfatherly look?  So I guess the assignment is to tell everyone what I did last summer......
Just got back from a vacation to the Philippines.  Sailed down the coast from Seattle to Santa Cruz, CA in my boat Ciao.  Found out I did not like long distance sailing as much as I thought I would.  Had the boat trucked back to her home port of Tacoma.
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Worked for compainies in the transportation and logistic field in operations to include:
T-Mobile, Zulily.com; Amazon.com; Airborne Express and HP Corvallis Division
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OSU....Go Beavs
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Happily married with a blended family of 5 kids and 9 grandchildren.  And yes I can still name all 9 grandchildren.
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Hobbies:  Sailing, reading and traveling.  In the last 20 years we have been lucky enough to travel to over 25 countries around the world.  The most interesting of which was hiking the Camino de Santiago in the Northern Part of Spain where I met folks from around the world.
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Enjoy the time together this summer at the country club where I use to caddy with Mark Stevens on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Best part was caddy day every week where we got to play on the course.  Reminds me of Caddyshake.  
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I have a good life and wish only the best for everyone else.
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Betty Pajunen (Taylor)
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Retired Financial Analyst Married 3 2021-07-28 21:08:35
Hello Classmates-
I can't believe it has been 50+ years since graduating from LOHS. Many of us have known each other since kindergarten. WOW!  

I have been blessed with a wonderful family.  My husband and I live in LO in my childhood home on Glen Eagles Rd. We have a son and two daughters.  We have two beautiful granddaughters who keep us laughing and loving them to pieces.  My mom is 101 and lives close by at the Springs.
After I graduated from Oregon State, I had a long career as a financial analyst.  I retired from IBM in 2018.  I love retirement life.  We are busy all the time with family, friends, travel and lots of gardening.
Sending you best wishes for much happiness and good health.  Cheers to all!
A special thank you to the reunion committee for trying so hard to get us all together during these crazy times.

 
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Brian Rall
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Investment Consulting strategicretirementllc.com Single 4 2020-06-14 14:39:36
Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Unbelievable how 50 years passed that quickly! Send Brian a MessageSend Brian a Message
Bonnie Ransom (Mahaney)
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Retired from Lake Oswego School District Married 2 2021-08-15 14:49:02
Just celebrated 45 years of marital bliss!
2 beautiful daughters
2 beautiful grandchildren
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Robert Rath
Physician Married 2021-02-28 22:05:25
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Joel Reynolds
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Retired Married 2020-04-01 15:08:15
Like most of you, I'm fully retired and doing things I never seemed to have time for . . . or even thought of. My wife, Patricia and I are active in Community Theaters, giving a hand to the local Historic Society, travel and making plans for even 'bigger' trips, Skiing (before the snow is all gone), and working around our 'acerage' with a creek running through it, an hour out of New York City. I'm not sure where we'll end up in our 'later' years, but this region has so much to offer and experience now and in the near future. I fear Corona will give this reunion more than just a little headache. I trust everyone who can will show up and exchange life's great experiences, large and small. Send Joel a MessageSend Joel a Message
Brad Richards
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1970-74 – attended University of Oregon, running track and cross country. Go Ducks!
1975-80 – taught math and computer classes and coached track and XC at Canby High School. Go Cougars!
1980-95 – taught and coached at Sunset High School in Beaverton. Go Apollos! My girls won 3 state XC championships, and we had the top ranked program in the state for the 15 years. Had a personal running streak of not missing a single day for 11 years and 3 months, broken only by an emergency appendectomy. Missed 5 days, then did another full 5-year streak, broken only by our trekking in Nepal making days tiring enough!  
1986 – married Patty, the love of my life. (We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary!)
1995-2010 – we lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching and coaching at the American International School. Go Knights! Fabulous experience – we served the diplomatic and business communities, and had around 65 countries represented in or student body. We also traveled like crazy people – we have explored 74 countries and counting. Look forward to seeing central and south America and the Caribbean now that we are closer. 
2010 – retired and moved to our new home in Trout Lake, WA. Lots of hiking and veggie gardening.
2017-present – built a house and moved to Eagle Crest in central Oregon. Love the weather and all the outdoor activities. Took up pickleball – it’s a blast! Won bronze and gold medals with my partner in my first two tournaments. I’m still running a few days a week. (And yes, I can still kick Toby’s butt - need you even ask?)
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Stuart Rigall
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Retired Married 4 2019-10-20 20:45:09
I've been a public school music teacher for over 38 years. I am retired.  I most recently taught in St. Helens, OR. I also taught in Banks, Reedville (Hillsboro) and Winston, OR.  I have 4 sons, and 7 grandchildren, and have been married 42 years.  I played and coached basketball for many years.  I made my own music CD. I'm currently trying to learn the game of golf, and successfully getting better. The most profound thing to happen to me occurred just after high school when I came into a relationship with Christ.  Because of that, I have had a life full of blessing on many levels.  No complaints  here! Send Stuart a MessageSend Stuart a Message
David Rock
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Mural Artist davidrockstudios.com Married 2015-08-05 01:00:41
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Peggy Ross
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Retired Single 2 2021-06-06 15:47:31
Been away for over 50 years and not sure anyone will know who I am!  Send Peggy a MessageSend Peggy a Message
Tom Sand
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Lawyer Married 3 2020-05-05 11:58:23
Hey gang, can't wait to see you all at the 50! For the past 43 years, I have been practicing law with the same, Miller Nash, where I have met and worked with some incredible people. I look forward to continuing that for about 3 more years then jump into the world of part time which will allow me to spend more time with family, traveling, playing golf, making music, and continuing my work as a mediator, which, surprisingly, is quite exciting!

I'm married to a wonderful woman, Betsy Stark Miller, who runs a non-profit agency for abused and neglected foster children caught up in the court system. Between us we have five adult children, three of mine, two of hers, and (so far) three beautiful and entertaining grandchildren - Frankie (3), Murphy (10 mos), and Emma (10 mos.) - coincidental cousins, not twins.
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Sarah Schaeffer (CASTLES)
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French & Art Teacher Married 2 2021-08-19 20:50:40
Looking forward to Reunion.

 
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Jim Schlauch
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semi-retired Married 1 2020-02-12 22:08:37
My "career path" jogged from forest products exporting to elementary school teaching.  Now I'm tasting the fruit of discretionary time:  lots of jazz piano, cycling, yoga, backpacking, gardening, cooking, and enjoying the company of family and friends.  These reunions every five years continue to amaze me with everyone's vitality and unique life stories.
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Donald H Sefton
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Principal www.sci-nevada.com Married 2 2021-07-12 14:18:02
I left Oregon after LOHS for four years at USC in Los Angeles.  My degree was in Mathematics because USC didn't develop a Computer Science major until my Senior Year.  But I took Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics courses that were the nexus of their nascent Computer Science Program along with stuff I had to take for my math degree like "Set Theoretic Topology" and "Ordinary Differential Equations" that I liked a whole lot less!  

I moved to the mid Wilshire District after graduation and after a couple of years and while working at the Santa Monica based think tank "RAND" in IT, I moved to Santa Monica.  I met my wife Penny there (she was a fellow Randite).  I moved on to UCB (United California Bank, now First Interstate Bank) for a year as a senior programmer before taking a job in Beverly Hills as a Project Manager and later Systems & Programming Manager at then American Medical International (now Tenet Health).  

I decided that work as an employee couldn't get any better than at AMI (they overpaid me and flew me around the world first class) but I hated the corporate politics (I still don't have a compromising bone in my entire body) and I didn''t care for the personnel issues with middle tier management that I was operating in, so I started my own business as a "lone ranger" type consultant.  After a couple of years, I was vacationing regularly in Europe (I lost count at 36 trips there over the years from a first trip in 1972 to the most recent in 2019) and my clients insisted I provide coverage" for my absences.  I reluctantly began hiring employees (that was one of two issues that had driven me away from AMI and on my own).

I still have the same company (Systems Consultants) and have about 35 full time employees and another 100 part timers that equate to about another 30 full time equivalents.  Fortunately, I have some great senior management here and it allows me to carve out and do the part of the work I love (the programming and system design) and avoid the part I don't like (personnel issues).  I'm also the "Corporate Pilot".  We have a twin engine cabin class plane that can take 8 folks to various clients.  Neither my bladder nor my passengers' can match the legs that the fuel cells offer anymore; that is, about 1,000 miles or 4 hours), but fortunately, most of our trips are shorter than that and don't require multiple legs.  In the course of working as a consultant at the then Naval Strike Warfare Center, I caught the aviation bug and have a commercial pilot's license and multi-engine and sea ratings.  

The corporate plane is kind of like driving an SUV ... you don't feel much like a pilot, and more a chauffeur, so I bought a Super Decathlon (rag and tube, two seat, single engine aerobatic airplane) and have been flying it aerobatically (for fun) for about 10 years now. (yup I can still pull 6 G's which is as much as my plane will safely withstand)  I've been going through the IAC (International Aerobatic Club) levels and have completed the Primary, Sportsman and Intermediate levels.  Alas, that's as far as I can go with the Decathlon ... I'd come out of the sky in an ugly spin attempting some of the maneuvers in the Advanced and Unlimited Catalogs.  I'd need a airplane with more engine (I'd love an Extra 330 big engined, carbon fiber bodied plan that is capable of 10 Gs) to handle the full series of levels of the IAC, but at "our age" I think that is a bit imprudent so I'll spend the money more wisely than that.

I also caught the bug for SCUBA Diving and have dived by Kauai and Maui, Lake Tahoe, Belize, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.  Next dive vacation is booked at a Sandals in St. Lucia next March.  I have also collected various dive certifications (I was never a boy scout, so I must have missed merit badges) over the years and have both Rescue Diver and Master Diver (not Divemaster) on my certs.

In the course of our travels, we've been to all seven continents, including even Antarctica in 2002.  And in the quest to see Polar Bears we've also spent 10 days in Churchill Canada on the shores of Hudson Bay as well as a cruise around Svalbard (a Norwegian Archipelago about 650 miles from the North Pole, above 78 degrees of latitude in any event) in an ice cutter. I've hunted in Africa (2012) as well as had photo safari's there (2008, 2016).

We still have the ranch in Fallon and the planes are hangared here at Fallon Municipal Airport.  But we've had a connection to New Orleans since 2013.  Our oldest daughter attended CSU as an undergrad and then went on to Veterinary School at CSU graduating in 2013.  She interned in Metairie Louisiana and then bought into a practice there and made her domicile in Mandeville on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain some 30 miles from New Orleans proper.  We ended up buying a second home in the same community as our daughter and son-in-law (and now 3 grandchildren).  It takes me 4 minutes (3 when I'm moving briskly and without grandkids) to walk from our house to theirs.  We also have a pied-a-terre in the French Quarter within rock throwing distance of Lafitte's Bar on Bourbon Street.  Not that I'd ever throw rocks at the good patron's of Lafitte's ... more likely to send an empty Abita "Purple Haze" beer bottle their way from the balcony.

I managed to meet up with our classmate Jim Smith down there the year before COVID.  We reconnected after more than 25 years and I found out that he'd been attending the Jazz Festival there for more than 30 years, so we made that an occasion for us to reconnect in person (we've both lost a lot of hair!).  

I also saw Pete Yoakum on multiple occasions when he was living on Bainbridge Island in the Seattle area.  I would fly up from Fallon to the Tacoma Airport and stay at his house and we'd go see our alma mater's (USC vs. UW) play football by Lake Union.  Now Pete is in Kansas and I'm threatening to fly through there when I make one of my trips to New Orleans hauling furniture or other awkward items from the ranch in Fallon to the home in Mandeville.

I guess at some point I'll retire, but I'm not sure what I'd do and I have plenty to do now both here in Fallon and down in the New Orleans area.  Looking forward to seeing folks again at this reunion. Jim Smith has even threatened to attend.  I don't think he's been to one since the 10 Year at the Quay on the Columbia River!
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