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•   Wendy Brickert (Selde)  4/24
•   Beverly Hodgson (Johnson)  4/24
•   Bruce Gardner  4/26
•   Judy Hedrick (Schalk)  4/30
•   Judy Nicholson  5/3
•   Steve Crapo-Boothe  5/4
•   Bill LeDrew  5/8
•   Chris Bunnell (Edwards)  5/12
•   Dan Harvey  5/12
•   Bill Smith  5/15
•   Bryan Johnson  5/17
•   Linda Hickam (Farley)  5/21


•   Jan Wolf-Gabrio (Trummel)  3/27
•   Bill LeDrew  3/3
•   Jana Runnion (Ward)  2/20
•   Ron McLean  2/4
•   Richard Fisher  1/24
•   Diane "Dee" Henricksen (Eddington)  1/24
•   Arla Marr (Kohler)  7/28
•   Janet Steinberg (Dishon)  6/28
•   Daryl Dewell  3/23
•   Dean Manberg (Manberg)  2/26
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5 live in Arizona
4 live in California
1 lives in Florida
2 live in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in Ohio
4 live in Oregon
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Virginia
98 live in Washington
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Colombia
1 lives in Czech Republic
1 location unknown
40 are deceased

                     16 April 2017



         What's Happening ? ...... 


55th Class Reunion

Get ready everyone. Our 55th Reunion is coming up 15, 16, 17 September 2018. Judy Nicolson and Janice Pierce-Dawson have been hard at it and came up with the perfect venue at Glen Ayr on Hood Canal for a picnic/camping event . Judy sent a letter out to all the class in early February preliminary details and a payment plan, and asking everyone to update their contact information either by mail using the enclosed form she provided, or on the class website so further information can be provided to everyone. If you didn't receive the letter let one of us know. We'll also provide a copy on the website with further information ASAP.

Put the event on your calendar so you don't forget!!!

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1963 Saghalie online - see "Remembering Our Past"


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"Classmate News Highlights"

    (go to Classmate News for full details)


Notice: Please check the Truant Classmates page for the list of classmates that are missing.   Contact  Dan Harvey or Bill LeDrew if you can provide additional information on locating them. Thanks Guys!


Save the Simpson Roundhouse and Railroad Project

This was first posted on our Class Facebook page by Judy Nicholson and Rene' LaMont. There is a very good discription of the project objectives, funding and support sources, and benefits to the City of Shelton and all those interested in preserving the history of logging railroads in the country by Rick Von Ruden on the  Group Facebook Page . The Group plans to get back to the Shelton City Council Meeting on 19 Dec about this matter, so adding your name to the Group on the R.R.Facebook page is very importan to them.  Please give this a read and consider supporting this community effort.

On Dec. 6, the Shelton, Washington City Council voted 2-1 against accepting a gift to the City of Shelton by the Simpson Lumber Company of a historic roundhouse and accompanying track. We, the citizens of Shelton along with parties interested in preserving Washington State and Pacific Northwest railroad history, are organizing to historically preserve the roundhouse and more on Facebook.


Here's a great way to support our Veteran's, especially those in our class. Loren Gee will be talking about his Vietnam experiences as a copter pilot on Sunday, 2PM, 20 Nov. at the MCHS Museum. Way to go Loren!! And, thanks for your service!!








Jan Steinberg-Dishon provided several class photos for years 1953-1957 at Bordeaux and Lincoln schools. See Fun Pics for a bit of nostalgia and try to pick yourself out in any of these after all these years. Thanks, Jan. Very cute.


Bill Sloan is going into the hospital tomorrow morning, Tues 28 Jun, for heart surgery. Please keep Bill in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

The last word according to Bill's Facebook page is that he is doing well. Let's hope and pray for a speedy and full recovery.


  Image result for veteran gifsThere was a very interesting news segment on Q13 News the other night on a Correspondent, Joe Galloway, who togerther with others is helping to collect Vietnam War stories from veterans that served there for the Library of Congress to preserve for posterity. The link to the news report is below. The first notable story that came to mind was Loren Gee's unpublished book (see Featured Classmates) chronicling his experience as a copter pilot. If anyone knows of other Vietnam Vets (or any Vet from any of the recent wars) with stories, documents, etc. to share, please pass information on to them.

Forms and information on submitting stories and info to the Library of Congress can be found at The Veterans History Project:at:

Or, the Library of Congress can be contacted directly at, or by emailing them at


   Check out Fun Pics of Jim LaMont and buddies Ref'ing at the Olypmpic College All Star Game in Bremerton.


  PIANO RECITAL - Jerry Wagner  will be performing his annual Piano Recital at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, 1601 North St. SE,Olympia, WA 98501. 

        See Classmate News (<<click) for details and sample music.


Special Congratulations to Patty Hester-DuToit and Larry DuToit on their Golden Wedding Anniversary that occurred on 19 March!!  What a special accomplishment and joy in their lives. We hope you had a great day guys and have many more happy anniversaries to come.


  Unfortunately, we just heard that Steve Holt passed away January 7, 2016 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Please see the "In Memory" section of this website for his obituary and to add your comments.


Congratulations to Bill Smith !! Thanks to Joe Waters for letting us know that Bill has announced his retirement, again,  from the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA). But, will Bill remained retired? Heaven knows he certainly deserves it, but it's hard to keep a good man in the rocker. Have a really great retirement, Bill. Now you have more time to help with class reunions, ha.


   Sadly, again we have to report another classmate passing. Everett "Mac: McCoy died on 7 Oct 2015 in Ocean Springs hospital in Mississippi at approximately 7am PST. He passed peacefully according to his sister, Toni Fonzo Thompson who was at his bedside. We are still waiting details of his illnes and cause of death. Earlier we heard he had a heart attack but don't know if this was the actual cause of his passing. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Please see the "In Memory" section of this website for his obituary and to add your comments.

Also, see the Class Facebook Page for more posts about Mac:

You can sign Mac's funeral home guest book at:


  Dear classmates, it is with great sorrow that we have been informed of the passing of Sue Norvold-Aho on 21 July 2015 at her home in Bellevue, WA. Sue contracted leukemia that did not respond to treatment. Memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue 98007 on Saturday, August 1st at 1pm.

Rest in Peace to one of the bright and shiny faces and personalities in our class. Our love and prayers to her family. Please see her obituary in the "In Memory" page for an inspiring story of her accomplished life.


SPLASH Pool Repair Funding Update!!!!

Donations to SPLASH (Support & Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety & Health) were slightly lower during the past holiday week .....  We are very close to funding the entire project, we have just a couple weeks to make this happen. We are over 70% toward our goal, but we need the continued help of the community to keep the pool open and functioning.” said Jacquie MacAlevy, President of SPLASH.

To participate in SPLASH’s ongoing donation drive, pool repair donations of any amount can be sent to SPLASH, PO Box 1982, Shelton WA 98584. Pool donations can also be made to the Mason General Hospital Foundation by either sending a check marked for pool repairs to MGHF, PO Box 1668, Shelton, WA 98584 or online at Further questions can be directed to


Mason County Forest Festival

Celebrating 71 Years  May 28-31st 2015

“Celebrate The Seasons Of Our Forest”
mason county forest festival parade family fun night logging show


  PIANO RECITAL - Jerry Wagner  Our own award winning pianist will be performing another of his annual Piano Recital in Olympia at the United Churches on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Olympia.   See Classmate News (<<click) for details, award and sample music. 


   With a heavy heart and much sadness with have lost another classmate. Bruce Porter - class of 1963 passed away on April 28, 2015. Heaven has now another HIGHCLIMBER angel watching over us. Bruce you will be missed but your memories live on forever. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends. RIP Bruce.  Source: per / Toni Fonzo Thompson and a post by Rene' on the class Facebook page.

Please see Bruce's wonderful obiturary on our In Memory page. He will be missed by all the class.


Sadly we must report that another classmate, Patty Dodd-Brown, passed away February 15, 2015. Her obituary and recent photos are posted on her In Memory page. Sincere condolenscence to her family and all her freinds. Rest in Peace, Patty. You will be missed by all your classmates.


  Gail Downing-Olson lost her husband, Dan, to cancer on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A memorial service for Dan will be held on Sunday, the 28th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center, downtown Shelton, on Cota St.. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gail and her family at this time of sorrow.


  It is with great sorrow that we were just informed by Coralee that Louise Brown-Streater "Baby Hughie" died in January 2014. Cora heard this from her brother, who's a classmate of Ron Brown, Louise's brother.  She had been dealing with lung cancer so that may have been the cause. We will get further information and post it when available. Rest in Peace dear friend. You will be missed by all her classmates.




Irene S. Reed / Shelton Senior High School
Classes pre-1960 thru 1979 - Sep 5, 6, 7

See Classmate News for details


  Rosalie Hanson-Haugen "Charlee" : With sadness we received news of Rosalie's passing on July 29, 2014 from Renal (kidney) failure. Her executor stated that she requested no obituary or service.  If anyone has rememberances to share about Rosalie, please let us know and we will put them on her In Memory page.

Rest in Peace, Rosalie.


  PIANO RECITAL - Jerry Wagner will be performing another of his annual Piano Recital in Olympia at the United Churches on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM in Olympia.   See Classmate News for updated details and sample music. 



Guess what? Our own Jim LaMont made the Kitsap Sports Fall of Fame!!! See details by  clicking on  ->>>  "Featured Classmates" .


   Bill Smith is new Executive Director of SPIPA (South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency)!!! Congratulations, Bill!! But, what happened to retirement, ha.? Click HERE, or Go to Classmate News for the link to the full article, which is a tribute to a wonderful guy and classmate.


  Volunteering in the Community - Lynda Rodgers-Baker's food bank work got a nice kudo in the newspaper this week. Good going Lynda!! (Click on Classmate News to see the photo clip). 



Rosalie "Charlee" Hanson-Haugen needs our thoughts, prayers, and notes of support. She had to cancel her attendance at the 50th reunion due to serious recurring problems with her remaining liver. She is very weak and is now on home dialysis 11 hours a day, but improving every month according to the doctors words. Her note concerning her illness is on the Classmate Messages page. Our best wishes for a successful recovery at with you Charlee.


  Neil Vohof has a neat blog that shows how the more lucky members of our class enjoy life on the Island of Maui. Take a look!! You will be envious. Neil, are you taking reservations??

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     May 30  -  June 3, 2013

       Click the button for Festival memories from Bill LeDrew



  Bill LeDrew has developed a downloadable PDF version of the 1963 Saghalie. Go to the "Remembering Our Past" drop down page and check it out.



  PIANO RECITAL - Jerry Wagner will be performing his annual Piano Recital in Olympia at the United Churches on Saturday June 22th (2013) at 1:00PM. See Classmate News for updated details and sample music.


  We have an author in our midst !!!!!  Loren Gee has written a book about his personal accounts  as a copter pilot during the Viet Nam War. It is always amazing the amount of diverse talent we have in our class. Take a look under "Featured Classmates". You will enjoy his accounts and personal recollections of the war and men he served with.


 Gabriel House of Mexico (see Featured Classmates) operated by Irene Emsley (Renie Favre) and her husband, pastor Ted Favre, now has a new Facebook page. Check it out at


Grapviews Days!! Lynne Stevens-Lenhart will again have a booth at the Water and Art Festival to display her photograhy and art work. The Festival is on Saturday, 28 July 2012. For summertime fun and a way to support and keep in touch with our classmates. -Lynne is the Historian for Grapeview, so ask a lot of questions!


Merline Lewis's passing: With sadness we received news of Merline's passing on June 6, 2012 at her residence in Kamilche. Please see the "In Memory" page for details.


Ken Droscher was given a very nice retirement tribute by the Florida Institute of Technology honoring his service. Go to Class News for the link to the writeup.


PIANO RECITAL - Jerry Wagner will be performing a Piano Recital in Olympia on Saturday July 28th at 1:30PM. See Classmate News for details.

Jerry also said they spent two weeks in Morocco in Nov 2011 - belly dancing tour!!! It's a tough life but someone has to have it!! He was a little out numbered being the only male with 19 females. I guess you can't have everything, ha.


Ray-Paul Neilsen's Art Exhibition - My annual show November 28, 2011 to January 15, 2012 again at the LaughingLadies Café 17551 15th Ave N.E.,Shoreline,WA formerly the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (N. Seattle). (see classmate news for details).


    Candy Avey-Johnston's passing: We are extremely sad to report that at 9:40 PM on 22 June Candy passed away in Harbor View Hospital, Seattle, from severe heart problems  as a complication of her auto accident. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family at this painful time. (See Classmate News and In Memory for details)


Mission Work Calls! Just heard that Phil Cramer and his wife, Kris, are in Switzerland for an extended period doing mission work for their church. See Classmate News for details.


Check out a few new Fun Pics from Bryan Johnson of his Panama trip and new home. It's a rough life, but someone has to live it!


Jerry Wagner will be performing a Piano Recital in Olympia on May 14th to the music of Schubert and Schumann.
See Classmate News for details!!


  Highclimbers Super Reunion!!  Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Toni Thompson (Everett "Mac" McCoy's sister) informed us that a reunion of all Shelton High School Highclimbers from 1960 - 1979 is scheduled for this summer at the Little Creek Casino. Planning meetings are now being held and everyone's participation is requested. Go to, and see further details in our Classmate News. Contact Judy Nicholson or Gerry Ann Roberts by email to reserve a place at the Class or 1963 table(s). 


    We have received very sad news that Candy (Avey) Johnston and her husband Stan (SHS '62) were in an auto accident along Hood Canal on Sunday, Feb. 20th . Fortunately, Candy survived but very sadly Stan died in the wreck.  (See Classmate News for details).


Ray-Paul Neilsen's Art Exhibition  -  My annual show November 28, 2010 toJanuary 22, 2011 again at the LaughingLadies Café 17551 15th Ave N.E.,Shoreline,WA formerly the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (N. Seattle). (see details). 


   See Fun Pics  to get a glimpse of  Bryan Johnson and his wife, Esther, on their "business" trip to Italy!   Now, that is some kind of business!

Update: Panama Pics!!


  Renie Faver (Irene Emsley) needs our thoughts and prayers. Renie is struggling with  serious health issues.  See full message in Classmate News.   Update!! Some postive news.


 Mike McFarland's passing: We were so sad to hear from his sister, Gloria Stuart, about his passing in April 2009. Please see the In Memory page for details.


Featuring Jerry Wagner at the Piano
and the music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin

  See Classmate News for pics.  Audio clip is coming soon!!


Renie Faver (Irene Emsley) really needs our support and prayers.  UPDATE: according to Renie, no news is good news on the x-rays of her lung.We will continue to hope and pray for the best.


Patty (Hester) du Toit will get a welcomed New Years present - a new kidney!!   UPDATE!! - Surgery sceduled for 23 April was successful!!!!


Out and About with Martin:New pics from Martin Felix's South Africa trip.


 Ray-Paul Neilsen's travels to Prague. Check out the beautiful photos.


Jim LaMont Ref's Harlem Ambassabors


Mini Class gathering - classmates get together at Gerry Ann Roberts


Sue (Norvold) Aho runs in triathlon and takes trip to Africa


Randi (Tuson) Krumm  and daughter, Zoe, participate in Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk !!


Ray-Paul Neilsen's Art Exhibition  -   2 August - 12 September 2009 in Shorline (N. Seattle).  Artist's Reception...Sunday 09 Aug. 2009  5PM - 7PM (see classmate news for details). 


New "Fun Pics" have been added. Check them out.


   Larry Sund's passing: With heartfelt sadness, Larry passed away on Jan 8, 2009. His memorial service was Sunday Jan 11 at the Blessed Theresa of Calcutta Parish in Woodinville, WA.


   Mike Carte's passing: With sadness we received news of Mike's passing on Sep 2, 2008 in Boise, ID.


We hope to make this website a place we all can share. So, if you have any suggestions   on how to  make the site better, photos/videos that could be added, news items about classmates, or those missing,  etc., let us know thru the Contact tab at the top of the homepage.  Or, you can post information yourself for all the class to view using the Message Forum tab at the top of the homepage.

  IMPORTANT - FIRST TIME USERS!!!  Please create a personal  PASSWORD  to have full access to the website.  Setup your password on the top-right of this page by clicking on "Classmate Profiles" below the "Log-On" button and following the instructions.  Or, go to the Tutorial on the right of this webpage for more detailed instructions on how to do this, and on how you personal information is protected. You may also ask the class website administrators to setup a password for you (see Help and Support below). The password will allow you to view all pages of this website that have been password protected by a classmate to outside viewers, email other classmates within the website, and give you the ability to update your class profile and photos online when you are ready. Creating your personal password will also let us know that we have your email correct, which helps us reduce mailing costs.

  Help and Support: Tutorials are provided on the left if you run into problems signing-in or updating your profile.  If you have any questions or suggestions about the website,  need personal help, or need us to create a password for you, please contact class website administrators  Dan Harvey or Bill LeDrew . Or, use the Contact Us tab at the top of the Homepage to contact them.  Also, you can send your history, profile info, and pictures by email or snail-mail to Dan or Bill if you don't feel comfortable adding these yourself. 



since Jan 2009