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Michael (Mike) (Meyer)
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May 24, 1944 Retired HealthCare Administrator (Deceased) Divorced Winning our first football game in what 7 years against East by kicking the extra point.... As a musician...of course Mr.Wallace...and then Ms Blum...how inspired me to my minor lin speach in Collige...(an so cute too :) ) Running the book store in the morning. Got to watch all the good looking girls coming in the front door...Say and met Carol Green that way and Wendy Elliot...Great vantage point to scope out the women...:) :)
The following was provided by Mike when he created his Profile. Mike passed away October 15, 2015 from complications of lung cancer and a stroke. Scott Hightower
 
Greetins class of "OH SO MANY YEARS AGO"...Thans Scott and Barb for all of your care, hard work and effort to put all of this together...After WRHS...+ 2 years in a JC in Fla...and graduation from UNC....(AKA) Greeley...I had a wonderful 22 years as a HealthCare administrator in the Army...and then another fun 10 years in the wild and wonderful world of HMO's and Managed Care in Southern California...Retired for a second time and spent another 10 years in way up state Michigan with my then wife of 30 years....Divorced now 10 years and have been in GrandJunction for the last 6...Love love love it here...Small town...BIG HEART...
Look forward to seeing U ALL...or hearing from ya...."Divo57@aol.com"
"GO FARMERS"
JOYCE Peterson (CLOER)
September 19, 1944 Registered Nurse Married 4
it has absolutely been a lifetime of events.  I married Joe Vinnola and dropped out of school at the end of my junior year.  It was very stupid, but love conquers all.  I regret the missing school, not the marriage.  To find your soul-mate is the greatest blessing. We moved to Arkansas in 1970, started a business and he died at 44 of cancer. 
I went to college again, and became a nurse.  It has been my therapy and love.  I have received much more that I have given.  Healthcare is my passion and I encourage everyone to get involved.  Our generation will be affected the most. 
I have remarried and I'm lucky to have all my children a few miles away.  I changed jobs from a "for profit hospital" to a "faith based hospital" this Spring.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend.  I wish you all good health.
John Turnquist
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July 02, 1944 Retired Attorney/Non-Profit Executive Director Married 3
After 35 years wonderful years of providing legal services to our sailors and Marines, I spent five years as the Executive Director of a large human services non-profit agency, where I learned more about hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence in those years than I had in all of my prior years.  My wife, Kathy, and I have been married almost 45 years and have three grown sons, one in Houston and two in Boulder, CO. We left Virginia in 2008 and are now in Texas luxuriating with our grandkids and always planning when to get to Boulder, CO, to see our other grandkids.  Ah, retired life is a hoot, because, among other things, I get to indulge my passion for Bible study and to renew my love of teaching adult Bible study classes.
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Jed (Burnham)
July 23, 1944 Retired Married 2
After high school, and after a few self inflicted wounds, I began to grow up. I attended the University of Colorado Denver part time and worked at various jobs. Ultimately I was drafted in June of 1966. I proposed to Joann Stephenson whom I’d met working in the mail room of Western Federal Savings. We were married and I went off to war the following week. I was discharged shortly after basic training as a result of my bad eyesight which, unsurprisingly, was not picked up during my induction physical.
 
Joann earned her B.A. in education from the University of Colorado and easily found a teaching job which allowed me to continue my education full time. I graduated with a B.S. in business with an emphasis in finance and was given a full fellowship to graduate school where I earned an MBA, also with an emphasis in finance. During graduate school, I was also blessed with a son, Jedidiah the IX, since I’m the 8th.
 
I began my career as Assistant Treasurer with King Resources, a relatively prominent or perhaps notorious, oil and gas firm in Denver. This lasted just 2 years as it declared bankruptcy and the president, John M. King went to jail. I learned a lot about what not to do in this job. I joined our lead bank – United Bank of Denver in the Commercial Banking Division. I stayed there 22 years, ultimately managing the division as executive vice president until the bank was acquired by Norwest Bank. During this time I was again blessed with another son, Jonathan.
 
With the Norwest acquisition, I became the chief credit officer for all their banks in Colorado outside of the Denver metro area. After two years I was approached by the Coors family to join them as they split all their non-beer businesses away from the brewery to make it more of a pure stock market play. I accepted their offer and became the Chief Financial Officer of ACX Technologies, which became a separately traded NYSE Fortune 500 company, headquartered in Golden and with revenues of several billion dollars. I was surprised and impressed by how many companies Coors had developed over the last century in an attempt to diversify. 
I was with them a wonderful nine years as we bought, sold, and closed the portfolio of companies ultimately ending with two out of more than 25. We took the ceramics business private and merged the remaining packaging business with a similar sized company headquartered in Atlanta. For me Y2K came true as the company ceased to exist and I retired for the first time, but not the last.
 
I was fortunate in my business career to have traveled the world. I’ve been all over Europe, if fact to England 13 times in 1997 where ACX did the 12th largest acquisition on the London Stock Exchange. I traveled to Australia many times, as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia (including Bali and Papua New Guinea). I’ve logged nearly a million miles on United Airlines alone.
 
After ACX, I was asked to take over for a good friend who was dying of cancer, as President of The Bank of Cherry Creek, a billion dollar bank specializing in the upscale Denver personal market. I accepted and stayed a full year, but found that the owner – Don Sturm and his wife Susan really wanted a chief operating officer who would take orders, rather than a CEO, and so we parted company. My employment contract included a two year non-compete clause which precluded me from taking a position at another bank for that period. It turned out to be a blessing because my wife, Joann was diagnosed with breast cancer and I was able to be home with her during her surgeries and radiation treatments. Praise the Lord; it has been 9 years with no further problems. I also took the opportunity to attend Denver Seminary as a non-degree student – a goal since I accepted Christ during the very difficult economic times in Colorado in the late 1980’s. While at school I assisted the Chief Financial Officer of the seminary in securing financing to move the school to a new campus and was asked to join the board where I currently serve as Chair – a true honor and privilege.
 
At the end of my two year non-compete I joined Vectra Bank of Colorado as Executive Vice President in charge of the 22 banks outside the Denver Metro area. Vectra is owned by Zions Bank in Utah and is the product of many separate acquisitions. Zions brought in new management to rationalize these acquisitions – essentially to get them to all work and play well together. I retired 3 years ago after an enjoyable 5 years of working with great bankers in smaller Colorado communities.
 
Today I keep busy serving on the boards of Denver Seminary, Mother’s of Preschoolers ( a national organization working through churches to make better moms and thus a better world), Development Associates International ( a group headquartered in Colorado Springs that teaches Christian leaders in 3rd world countries to be better leaders). My wife and I also enjoy spending time with our four grandsons, sailing chartered yachts, and traveling.
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Larry K. Bramble
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July 22, 1944 Publisher/Actor www.bramblebooks.com Single
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Dean Knight
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April 01, 1944 Retired Professor arch-research.com Single 2 An afternoon dust up with some juniors with Lynn Boyd sitting on top at the end Larry Wallace, Band, Choir, and running
After Wheat Ridge, I attended Beloit College graduating with a degree in anthropology specializing in archaeology. In 1966 I returned to Colorado to begin work on my masters degree in Boulder.  University of Colorado was not a good fit and, after a couple of years, began graduate studies at the University of Toronto.  I finally finished my PhD and got a job teaching at a small school, Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario in 1975.  I remained teaching at Laurier until I retired in 2009.  Along the way I got married and divorced twice.  I have a son,Sasha and daugther Natalie (both great kids).  I spent 25 summers excavating a 8 acre Huron village which was the major focus of my research. I have published 20 research based articles mostly dealing with the one site. Send Dean a MessageSend Dean a Message
Larry Smith
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June 29, 1944 Retired Married 3 Mr. Todd, Mrs. Knudsen, Mr. Tipper
I worked for 35 years in public education; secondary through university levels.  Finished the last five years of my career as the administrator/lead teacher of a night high school for alternative learners where I discovered I could attain and sustain the same state of hyperactivity as the students by consuming enormous quantities of coffee and dark chocolate. (Both are still my preferred drugs of choice.)

Studied with professional portrait photographers Ed DeCroce, Dean Collins and Peter Nicastro in the '70's.   I still enjoy the challenge of creating unique portraiture for individuals and have a residential studio.

Family, fly fishing, golf, learning to play the banjo, volunteer work, spoiling our only grandchild, travel and occasionally exploring the old Federal Highways in our refurbished '74 Airstream fill up the days.

Married to Margie (Margie Smee WRHS' 63) since 1965. 
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Roberta Owen (Dillow)
August 09, 1944 Retired Widowed 2
Lived in the Arvada area for 30 years.  After losing my best friend and husband of 32 years (Jim class of 61) I moved to the Littleton area to be closer to my daughter and 5 grandkids.  Also spend part of the year in southern California to be with my son and his 2 kids.  Love to travel-10+ cruises, active in my church, and PEO. Looking forward to seeing everyone on 2012.  Send Roberta   a MessageSend Roberta a Message
Lynn Boyd
August 05, 1944 Retired Married
Denise and I are living in Flint, Texas (near Tyler) and we are about 200 yards from Lake Palestine. We have about 1/2 acre and 30 + trees which have been dropping their leaves over the fall and so far this winter. Needless to say, I spend a great deal of time raking leaves and cleaning gutters. Hamish ( our Cairn terrier) spends most of his time chasing squirrels
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Lynne Schneider (Gilmore)
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December 20, 1943 Happily retired Married 3
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