Sarah Parke (Chandler)
February 16, 1945 Consultant Married Junior Classical League conventions, choir and drama Mr. Tipper, Mrs. Knudtson, Mrs. Garland Being a member of the Clear Creek Valley BowmenI live on a small organic farm/orchard in the mountain community of Lillooet British Columbia
with my husband, Trevor, our blue heeler, Moshi, cat Xing and assorted WWOOFers (http://www.wwoof.org).
After WRHS, I attended Colorado College, the best part being the Tour Choir, which had its possibly last reunion in 2015. Feeling the need for growth and adventure, I left the USA in 1973 to see something of the rest of the world. Seven years and a few continents later, I emigrated to Canada in 1980 from Nairobi, Kenya.
My husband Trevor has retired from teaching biology and ecology at the Open University of BC, but still does land use planning and public process facilitation through his consulting firm, Landscope, as well as pursuing his passion for organic farming.
Through my consulting business, S. Chandler Consulting, now laid down, I worked as a facilitator/trainer and human rights educator. In 1995 I spent a year in London studying for an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. After that, it was my great pleasure to serve as a member of the facilitation team for the Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education (Montreal http://www.equitas.org), facilitating the International Human Rights Training Program. In Lillooet, I coordinated the Lillooet Restorative Justice Program for ten years, through which we provide alternatives to the court system, as well as human rights education and restorative practices development in schools. I still serve as a trainer/facilitator with that program.
As a volunteer, I serve as a director of the Canadian Friends Service Committee (http://www.quakerservice.ca), and a director of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (http://www.ccjc.ca). My term in each will end in the Fall, 2016
I continue to be passionate about music and mountains.
December 11, 1943 Engineer Married 5Graduate of Colorado School of Mines, 1967, Metallurgical Engineer. Wife Mary Lou is a nurse Practitioner, graduate of Washington State University. Have three daughters from this marriage and a son and daughter from a previous marriage
For the past 30 years have worked as a consultant and for a private construction company in Spokane, Washington specializing mostly in gold and silver operations.
Currently working in Spokane and part of the time in Tucson, Arizona where we recently bought a downsized home in the Tucson Mountains. Trying to spend winters in Tucson and summers in Spokane but it hasnt quite worked out that way yet. In Spokane, i manage production of the largest low-alpha lead supply for the computer chip industry and also recovery of an obscure platinum group metal for the defense industry. In Tucson, am working with a company that has interests in gold and silver properties in northern Mexico. I will be retiring from my Spokane position at the end of 2012 but will continue to consult for these projects in the next few years.
Places lived: San Francisco, Tucson, Spokane
Places worked: Burundi, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Bolivia
Mary Lou is working in Tucson as a Nurse Practitioner and over the years has traveled to Honduras and Egypt as a visiting nurse.
Thinking back, I doubt if my life would be the same if I had not attended Wheat Ridge which at that time was recognized as a high acedemic school and for the counselors who helped me get into Mines - notwithstanding my terrible GPA.
August 30, 1944 IT in South Dakota Divorced 2 Black Canyon Trip (Sapinero) Just before graduation a few us hiked down and luckly back out of the canyon. Bill Proctor for the wrong reasons. Barn dances and regrettably drinking. Very glad drugs were not big then. Still drink a little, but never inhaled.
My life story for anyone who cares. ---
After graduation from CSU, I did a Dan Quayle to stay out of Vietnam by joining the Colorado Air National Guard. After we got back from Phan Rang AB Republic of South Vietnam, I got a job with Adolph Coors Co. One would think that would be a great job for me, but they were pro war and I wasn’t. Many jobs followed, including MOBIL Oil which later wanted to transfer me to the capital of the Confederacy. My wife said, "you can go to Richmond but me and your two kids are staying here". Many more jobs followed, including MCI in the Springs and now working for the State of South Dakota. Can not afford to retire thanks to the stock market and my risk level. Just me and my dog named Sue living in SD. I have two very grown kids and two grand daughters, all calling Colorado home.
Jean Martinson (Richmond)
June 29, 1944 Retired Medical Transcriptionist Married 5 A slumber party with Susie Combs, a neighbor/older schoolmate.
I left high school in my Junior Year to marry John Applehunt. We had 2 children before we divorced in 1967. He died 7+ years ago of cancer. I remarried (several times) and have 3 other children, all of whom are my life's blood. I am married to Lou Richmond (25 fabulous years) from Lafayette, a 33-year employee of Rocky Flats, who is also now retired. We live in Black Hawk in Colorado Sierra and are enjoying a blissful, child/grandchild/great grandchild-filled life all of whom are all more than capable of carrying on our legacies when we're gone. I am a recent breast cancer survivor and hope that those of you who can will participate in/sleep in for the Cure in October 2012. I am so looking forward to seeing all of you and hope with all my heart that you are all happy and healthy. See you in August!
Joe Breheny (deceased)
August 30, 1944 Retired Single 1
Joe Breheny died March 15, 2013 due to complications of a heart attack. The following profile was posted for Joe by Tim Kellond for our 50-year reunion, which Joe wanted to attend, but couldn't due to his health. Scott Hightower
I’m Tim Kellond and Joe is allowing me to post his bio for him because he does not have access to a computer. The information he gave me is sparse.
Joe joined the navy in 1963. He became a medical corpsman, was assigned to the marines and served a tour in
Joe is planning to go to the welcoming social and is looking forward to seeing everyone.
Carla Potter (Barlow)
July 30, 1944 Retired MarriedLived in Colorado 30 years, California 36, now in Texas (new experience). I worked in the commercial real estate and finance and now retired after 2 bouts of breast cancer. I now play golf and enjoy life. I may not have had children, but have 1 granddaughter
December 15, 1943 Physicist Married 2
It's interesting to read about everyone - thanks to Scott for setting this up. Here is my own timeline:
'66: graduated from MIT (physics)
'71: PhD from MIT (physics)
'71 - '73: postdoctoral fellow at Univ. of Toronto
'73 - '75: research fellow at California Institute of Technology
'75 - '85: Argonne National Lab. (Chicago area) - research in magnetic confinement fusion
'83 - '84: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (visitor)
'86 - present: Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (San Francisco area) - laser-related physics, including inertial confinement fusion.
Dolly and I have two fine sons. We've been fortunate to have enjoyed California's beauty and climate during the past quarter of a century (despite the state's misguided policies).
I'm sorry that I can't make the reunion, but I hope that everyone has a splendid and rewarding time.
June 07, 1944 dentist Married 4Any of you parents match my unanticipated 'Blessing' of having multiple kids??-- For 1 1/2 years I got to pay for four overlapping college tuitions!
Although my vision is poor and my hands tremble, I am still practicing 4 days a week.
Congrats to all you retirees--The only bummer is you have uncovered an emotion my Ego swears is impossible--I am jealous of old people
Richard Ritthaler (Deceased)
May 31, 1944 Furniture Sales Married 3 Proudly putting to bed our first edition of the 1961/1962 school newspaper only to learn we forgot to date it, or tell what edition it was. Mr. Work, biology teacher and coach. Farmer's Barn dances.Richard passed away May 29, 2015.
Genie and I have been married for forty years now. Together we have raised two wonderful daughters and are proud they both have Masters degrees. We love to travel and have visited many locations on our continent and also Europe. Together, we belong to the High Country Hikers (a local Volksmarch club) and are currently planning a trip to Italy to hike in the alps. We also like to golf, bike, and just enjoy the outdoors.
Genie is now retired from teaching school but I am still selling furniture. I have been in the furniture business for most of my career, have managed several stores, but am currently back doing what I did forty years ago (I enjoy it more now as I now don't have the pressure I once had). I work with several good friends with whom I worked many years ago.
December 24, 1944 Retired Teacher Single Freezing at the football games and losing my hearing in the gym. Also winning a shorthand contest at FBLA State. (Boy has that been a valuable skill???) Kathryn Eken Pep Club and FBLAWhat a FAST 50 years this has been!!!I've so enjoyed reading all the profiles. It seems like we have traveled different paths but day by day we have ended up with a satisfying life. None of us has "changed the world" but we have contributed in a positive way. After graduation, I attended CSC (now UNC) and became a business teacher. I taught 1 year in Colorado Springs and 31 years at Englewood High School. Along the way I received a MBE from CU and lacked only a thesis of my PhD. I successfuly showed Quarter Horses until recently and have now evolved into trialing dogs I have trained in sheepherding contests. I train 3 days a week and compete on sheep, ducks and cattle. It is a blast!! I am a volunteer at the National Western Stock Show, Senior Resource Center, and am still involved with Westernaires. Besides the sheepherding, I hike, camp, bowl several times a week and just try to be a good friend. Sorry I can't join you for this reunion but I hope you all have a great time!