April 18, 1944 A.P.E. Teacher Married 5After graduating from WHS my family and I moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah. I have only great memories of high school and the Wheatridge/Golden/Denver areas.
My next great adventure was to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was called to the Cook Islands, South Pacific. I enjoyed my two and one half years living in the Cook Islands with the Maori people. Great Experience.
My next great adventure was to attend Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, Utah. I played football for SUU until a knee injury limited my football skills. I graduated with a teaching degree in Physical Education and Business Education. Later I received a Masters degee from the University of Utah.
Marriage was next. My wife Kathy and I have been married 40 years. We have five children and six grandchildren. Never a dull moment being a husband, father, and grandfather.
I taught Junior High School physical education for 34 years. I also had the opportunity to coach basketball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer and track and field. I am now in my 6th year of teaching Adapted Physical Education for special education students.
My favorite lifetime activities are fishing, riding my motorcycle, going to BYU and U of U football games with my grandchildren, (anybody living in the Denver area need a friend to go with them to a Broncos game ?), and living at Bear Lake (June, July, and August).
I would like to appolige in advance if I do not remember names and faces. I have been diagnosed with CRS. The good news is that no one has ever died from CRS. The bad news is I C an't R emember S hit.
Looking forward to the WHS 50th.
Robertine (Bobbie) Fletcher (Johnson (Deceased))
July 30, 1944 retired Customer Service Married 2 class play Mr. Mars football games(Info from Regina Miller March 2017: Bobbie died in October 2014 from long-standing heart issues).
Gosh this has been so long ago. Coming up on 50 years. So much has happened. I'm enjoying a forced retirement in southern Colorado in a very rural area. With land and animals and lots of time to pursue my sewing and quilting hobby. Open heart surgery in 1998 and twice more in 2001 to repair congenital problems has finally eliminated my larengitis and voice problems (except for them paralizing my vocal cords the first time). I have two sons - 49 and 50 years old and have been able to keep in touch with several old classmates.
Ronald Moewes (Deceased)
March 05, 1944 retired teacher ronmoewes.com Married 2Ron Moewes died suddenly at home on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. He posted this profile in March, 2011.
Ron's wife's name is Pat. He has 2 step children from a previous marriage. After graduating from Wheat Ridge High he received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado and has a Masters in Creative Arts from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts. He taught music in Jefferson County for 31 years, 18 of which were at Wheat Ridge Jr. High School. While teaching, Ron performed with many of Denver's finest Jazz musicians. He has also worked and recorded with some of the nations great jazz players such as Ralph Sharon, Carl Fontana. Zoot Simms, Cllark Terry, Marion McPartland, Herb Elis, James Moody, Pete Christlieb, Sony Stitt, Jon Hendricks, Buddy DeFranco, Doc Severinsen, and Peter Appleyard. He is also a song writer and lyricist. Some of his original materal can be heard on his CD "All This You Gave To Me" He has played in several jazz festivals locally as will as in Ireland and Mexico. He still works in the Denver area and has a group called Centerpiece Jazz.
Larry Schreiber (Deceased)
March 26, 1944 sales Married 6 The exchange trip to Bradenton, Florida(Larry passed away April 10, 2015, from complications of cancer).
I've been happily married to Tomie (from Star Valley Wyoming) for 47 years. We met at BYU in the marching band and both received our Bachelor of Science degrees. I've worked in sales most of my life. I worked for a convenience store chain (Maverik) for 20 years as supervisor, auditor, and vice-president. We later owned and operated a resort 34 miles SW of Jackson, WY. We had 40 hotel rooms, a restaurant and lounge, a Chevron station and convenience store, and an ice cream shop with video rentals.
I love to hunt and fly fish, having lived in western Wyoming for 28 years. Tomie is an accomplished artist and decorator. She does tole painting, faux painting and murals. Her specialty is turning a house into a home. We currently live south of Salt Lake City near Utah Lake.
We have six kids, 21 grandkids, and 3 great grandkids. We love to travel, but want to do a lot more. We've been to Canada, Mexico (many times and many places), Bahamas, Aruba, and Italy, including Sicily. We are planning to see Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Belize, Guatemala, and much of Central America in our "golden years".
Jim Garramone (Deceased)
December 02, 1943 Fresh fruit and vegetables at King Soopers Married 1After high school i worked over 20 different jobs in 3 years before finding out I was not cut out to follow orders. I then started a fresh fruit and vegatable business and enjoyed being my own boss for 40 years. I sold the businessin 2005 and retired for 17 months. After some travel and fixing things around the house, Ii wanted to work again. Ii got on with King Soopers and have learned to take orders and enjoy doing a good job. Jan and I have been married 45 years. We have a daughter and three great granddaughters. I am looking forward to talking to you all. GOD bless.
Scott Hightower: Learned Feb. 13 2017 that Jim passed October 21, 2017 following a stroke. There was no obituary published.
August 12, 1944 Retired and teaching golf stoneycreekgolfcourse.com Married 4 Mr. Collins in wood shop.
After graduation I enlisted in the Marine Corps. Boot camp just about killed me, I was only 128 lbs soaking wet when I enlisted, but I endured and came out with a great attitude and an extra 70 lbs. Landed in Okinawa for about six months, spent cold weather training on Mt. Fuji, got to see wonderful DaNang, Viet Nam for three months, got married to Judy six months before I got out of the Marines and spent another year in scenic Barstow, Calif.
I tried several occupations before getting into drafting. After twelve years of manual drafting my claim to fame was helping design the frozen food container that went up on Apollo 11.
Had my son Mike in 1970 then got divorced three years later. Second marriage was to Gail and we had our daughter Misty, in 1979.
Had an opportunity to get into the latest technology at the time, CAD, computer aided drafting. Really found my stride in the computer age and started programming. I had CAD jobs at Stearns-Roger, Exxon Chemical Co, DYE designs (golf course design), Target Stores Headquarters (auto layout out of new stores), Centennial Engineering (road and bridge design), FHU (Pena Blvd road design), Martin-Martin (DIA runway design), and finally Auto-trol Technology Company(custom programming for the NSA, Ford Motor Company, and many others).
Third and final marriage was to Beverly in 2000. She was my golf student and now she won't listen to when I try to help her with her swing. She has two wonderful daughters, Jessica icia and Stephanie. Jessica has two kids, Olivia 6 and Troy 4. Stephanie is pregnant and expecting in March 2013.
Retired in 2006 and spent time giving golf lessons and of course playing golf. I played in several Colorado Senior Opens but never sniffed victory. Like they say, those that can do and those that can’t teach. I have had a lot of success teaching golf and I get more excited when a student hits good shots than they do.
My daughter moved to Tucson and in 2008 and made me a grandpa. Spend 6 months in Tucson in the winter of 2008 to be with Misty and Austin. Lived in a golf course community called Vail and had a wonderful winter. In the spring of 2009 I came back to Denver and to Beverly and our grandkids.
Fall of 2009 I had both knees replaced. The new knees played havoc with my golf game but I have finally got my golf game back into shape.
Now we have our two grandkids two weekends a month because their parents are both in the health care industry and need to work a couple of weekends a month. I also look after a retired 93 year old retired lady a couple days a week. We take drives to the mountains or see a movie or take a walk. I just try and help her just enjoy life a little more.
To keep busy I run the Pro Shop three half days a week at Stoney Creek golf course in Arvada, give golf lessons there, practice and play at Stoney, and of course play 18 holes with my son Mike on Thursdays. Plus all those pesky honey-do's.
March 16, 1944 Semi-retired Chemical Engineer Married 3Graduated from the University of Colorado in 1966 and worked in the Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Industries since that time with assignments offering the opportunity to work inside and outside the US. I continue to workpart time on projects that offer travel to interesting locations. In 2015 I was in Sicily for a month on an assignment. My wife, Dorine, and I live in Florida during the winter and Delaware in the summer. Dorine is an avid photographer and I company her on several photo shooting expeditions each year. If there are no work assignments or photo trips we work in other travel. We have three children and we alsospend time visiting our 6 grandchildren in Florida, Michigan and New York.
Gwen Anderson (Cooke)
May 10, 1944 Whiz Kids Tutoring Field Director Married 2My how time flies! Chuck and I have been married 46 years. I think it's true that the longer you are married the more you become like each other. We pretty much enjoy the same things. Our family, friends, and faith in God are the important things in life to us. I used to play a lot of tennis but not so much anymore. Chuck and I enjoy walking together each morning and occasionally playing golf. I'm still working part time for a faith-based non profit working with at risk kids. I have loved reading everyone's bio and am looking forward to our action packed week at the reunion.
June Ferguson (Sloniger)
October 22, 1943 Retired www.facebook.com/fergy2 Divorced 2 My 10th grade spanish teacher, I think Mr. McWilliams.I have 2 children, 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. The youngest is 7 Months and a girl.
I lived in the Atlantic Maritimes for about 12 years and I loved it. I came back to Arvada when my first Great Grandson was born.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I work on my genealogy almost every day. When I was in Maine and New Brunswick I took pictures of all the cemeteries I could find as my family is from those places.
Sandy Lindgren (Allen)
March 10, 1944 Retired facebook Married 2I am truly a "guest" on this website. Thanks to Scott I can visit the past. I loved all of you and died a small death when I could not continue to go to WRHS. I made a lot of friends at Jefferson and had a lot of fun there but thought of all of you many times. So, this was a real treat for me to see this web site.
I attended CSU when I graduated from JHS and dropped out after the first year because I did not have the funds. Also, the store my mom worked for had burned to the ground at the end of my freshman year at CSU. My mom needed my help so I came back home to live and started working at the U. S. Mint. Maybe some of you remember that my father died when I was seven. That job led me to meet my husband who was in the U. S. Secret Service at the time. He came into the Mint to target practice at the range they have in the basement of the building.
We were moved around the country seven times with his next government job and I worked at many different companies. Our two sons were in several high schools and it was very hard on them but they have turned out to be wonderful men.
We are now retired and soon will have been married for 50 years. We live in Denver, North Carolina. We love to travel and have been all over the world.