Class News


Classmates that have passed away in 2024:

John Huteson  1/5/2024

Pattie Moore Haugen  2/13/2024


List below are our classmates that passed away in 2021, 2022 and 2023:

Darel Franklin passed away on August 25, 2021.  Darel was our local pharmacist that always had a big smile under the handle-bar mustache.

Mike Carrico passed away on September 19, 2021 in The Dalles.  Mike was very involved with youth sports here in The Dalles for years.

Darlene Doyle Gibson passed away on September 27, 2021.  Darlene had a career in the insurance brokerage business.

Linda Geiger Valente passed away on March 27, 2022.  Linda retired as a United Airlines flight attendant to become a stay-at-home mother.

Colleena McGuire Capaci 6/3/2022.  Colleena lived in Chandler, AZ

Charles Hardin 8/5/2022.

Doug Birge 10/19/2022.  Doug lived in Monmouth, OR.

Dena Patton Lively 10/28/2022.  Dena lived in The Dalles.

Dan Matheny 3/5/2023.  Dan lived in Lebanon, OR.

Ken Salisbury 5/17/2023.   Ken lived in Albany, OR.

Billie Kortge 8/3/2023.  Billie lived in Kennewick, WA

Jerry Brewer  11/26/2023

Shirley Glasgow Mitchell  12/7/2023

Richard Schumann  12/15/2023


The In Memory page has been updated for all of the above classmates.


Classmates previously listed in Class News that have passed away in 2015-2020:

In 2020, we lost Alene Dunlap Thille in June.  Stephen Gosson in September Gail Strode Timmins in December.  Our Memory Page has been updated for both of these classmates.

We previously listed for 2019 in the months of February, May, June, July, September and November six classmates have passed away.  Arthur McGuirk in February, Clay Smith in May, Barbara(Babs) Garrison Watkins in June, Linda Gahimer Miller in July and Chris Herrick in September and Mike Reynolds in November.

Our  Memory Page  has been updated for each of these classmates.

We have recently learned from his wife, that Charles Bushman passed away on January 12, 2016 in Woodburn, OR. Charles has been added to our Memory Page

Christie Webber Roy passed away on December 6, 2017 in The Dalles.  Christie has been added to our Memory Page

Mary Swaim passed away on February 22, 2017 in Oregon City.   Mary has been added to our Memory Page.

We have recently learned that Patricia Herbert Frick passed away on February 27, 2016.  Patricia has been added to our Memory Page.

We are also saddened to report that John Olmstead, Eagle Scout and Vietnam veteran, passed away on January 3, 2017 after bravely battling diabetes for 50 years.  John has been added to our Memory Page.


Doug Miller

Doug was in Bremerton, WA at the time of his death from cancer.  Services for Doug Miller will be on April 9th, 4 p.m. at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church in Poulsbo, WA.  As you may remember,  Doug was unable to attend the 50th reunion.  So we held a gathering in The Dalles for Doug on November 7th, 2015 for those classmates that could attend and wanted to say hello to Doug.  Doug has been added to our memory  page.

Al Prante

Al Prante died at home in Wahkiacus, Wa.  At this time, we are not aware of any services planned for Al.  Al has been added to our memory page.

Patty Spencer Allsup  

Patty passed away suddenly in Grants Pass, Oregon on October 27, 2015.  Just one month ago, Patty was in The Dalles enjoying the weekend with everyone at the 50th Reunion.  Patty has been added to our Memory Page .

Cheryl McGough Gallagher

Cheryl passed away on September 5, 2015 in Kent, Washington.  Cheryl has been added to our Memory Page .

David Hinshaw

David passed away in July 2014.  His obituary is posted on our Memory Page .

Bruce Lindsay

Bruce, an unforgettable friend and classmate, passed away on May 5, 2015.  Please read the obituary of his extraordinary life by clicking here to go to our Memory Page.

Sandra Ricketts Connelly

Sandra Lee Connelly passed away August  19, 2016 in Hood River, Oregon.  Sandra has been added to our Memory Page

 David Freeman Gregory

David Freeman Gregory, 69, died at Lake District Hospital on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.  David has been added to our Memory Page





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Page revised: 04/22/2024