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08/07/16 05:02 AM #79    


Jeani (Irmajean) Golish (Mills)

If my math is correct, we have reached 1996!

That surpasses our goal of 1962! heart

08/07/16 08:09 AM #80    

Mark Pettit

Wendy and I have been married for 45 years. We have 2 adult children and 3 grand children. We split our time between Gig Harbor Wa and Monterey with lots of time in east bay with family.It is heart warming to hear of so many succesful lives from our class. The best to all.

08/07/16 10:55 AM #81    

John Boyt

Candi and I have reached 48 years ans divid out time between Gig Harbor Wa. and Big Lake Alaska. We have 8 grand children and 1 great grand son. John Boyt



08/07/16 03:01 PM #82    


Ben Fong-Torres

A six-pack of "Wow"s. With Grant, Dale, Joan, Tom, Bruce, and John, we have sailed past 2000, to 2026, if my math is correct. (This does include that renegade Gary Z, who pitched in 25 happy, albeit unmarried years with his loved one.) 

So Jeani (Golish) Mills was right about hitting 1962 years.

No need for more goals; we'll just continue the count and celebrate our good fortune.

Go, Class of '62.


PS / I think I'll do a bit about all this on my show on Moonalice Radio. If I do, I'll post and let you know the times. (I'm on every day, at various times.)

08/07/16 09:21 PM #83    

Judith Farringer (Paul)

Jerry and I are celebrating our 51st anniversary today, but since we began dating in 1960 (thank you, Sandy Farr!) and have been together since then, I think we can count 56 wonderful years together!  I also agree with Sheila Gehrman Scott--since both Jerry and I are OHS '62 grads, we should double the count!  It really is heartwarming to see so much long-term wedded bliss. 

On another note, it was really nice to read all the shared moments of the Crocker Highlands reunion.  So, Maxie, when are we Joaquin Miller kids going to get together???

08/08/16 01:43 PM #84    


Frances Kroll (Reid)

Hi Ben and all,    My partner (in life work and crime) Debbie Hoffmann and I have been together for 32 wonderful years this summer.


08/08/16 09:04 PM #85    

Gerry Anglim

Marital endurance wins as the 62er all-time favorite.  Some couples are breaking 52-year double marathon tapes. Huzzah.

Are we excluding the dysphoric, ladies charmed by one another, guys on the down low, those who prefer uncommon pronouns, and diverse others?  Back in the day, these folks got distaste and scorn. None could publicly claim the identity each knew or guessed about. Most couldn’t marry.

Shouldn’t diversity and acceptance now get places at the 62 table of honor, which Frances is the first to claim? Hats off to her.

08/09/16 09:17 AM #86    


Frances Kroll (Reid)

Thanks so much Gerry.  Times are changing so radically in the right direction for all of us who fall outside what was once a narrowly defined category of marriage that what would at one time have been an act of courage (and I remember those days well) now feels pretty matter of fact.  It does make me happy to have progressed to a world where my partner Debbie was asked by her cousin to officiate at her wedding because we were her role model for a healthy and enduring relationship.  I am delighted to add our 32 years together to the count.

08/09/16 10:42 AM #87    


Ben Fong-Torres

"Dysphoric"? Mr. Anglim, you had me running to my dictionary!  But yes, thanks for your thoughts (but how many years have you and Margaret, the former Peggy Stark, been wed?).

And cheers to Frances, who was my alternate Senior Ball date, for adding her and Debbie's happy 32 years to our count. With Judy & Jerry's 56, we stand proudly at ... let's see... 2114.

And that's without doubling up years for couples comprised of OHS classmates. If you'll step forward (again), I'll do it. Sheila and Dean; Terry and Carolyn; Judy and Jerry; Margaret and Gerry (now John); Marilyn and Rick ... who am I missing?



08/09/16 09:22 PM #88    


Jeani (Irmajean) Golish (Mills)

I keep looking for a place to click "LIKE!" 

08/10/16 10:23 AM #89    

Dean Scott


Yes Ben,  Sheila Gehrman and I just had are 50th on a cruise ship on the way back from Alaska on July 3rd.  It's amazing to look out from 71 year old eyes and still think you are 30.  These 50 years of marriage have have been a blessing and we are looking forward to the next 20.



08/15/16 01:58 PM #90    

John Barclay

Married 43 years before my wife, Vivian Joyce Frensley of Nashville, TN, passed due to breast cancer. She was a 13 year survivor. We met in San Angelo, TX after my return from Air Force tour in Alaska and married six months later; Dec. 1965.

08/16/16 10:33 AM #91    

Sue Nadeau (Sowden)

I am so encouraged by the large number of long marriages in the class of '62.  It often feels to me that ours was the high point and that, in many ways, it has been downhill ever since.  I will be married 50 years in 2017, and my sister, Candy, who also graduated in '62, has already had her 50th.  (In the Oaken Bucket, we were Sue Helene Nadeau and Catherine (Candy) Louise Nadeau.) She and her husband, Sam Frankel, had two sons and they just became a great-grandparents; I have six children and ten grandchildren, and counting.  There has been divorce in our family, and I know it is often inevitable and necessary, but it is wonderful to hear of those who powered through the hard times.   

08/17/16 10:49 AM #92    

Donna Boyle (Poland)

Okay, my turn to add to the numbers! Happy, happy 42nd anniversary to my wonderful husband, partner in all things fun, and my best friend, Bob. Love you to the moon and back!

10/01/16 12:03 AM #93    


Ben Fong-Torres

Long time! But I just checked the latest messages, and we now move from 2,114 collective years of marriage to 2,299.

Amazing, for about 52 marriages. That's an average of about 44 years per hookup. Good going, Class of '62.

Quick side note: I've been programming and DJ-ing on a station I created a year ago for a rock band called Moonalice. If you're into a wide range of music -- rock, blues, R&B, Americana, reggae, and a sprinkling of oldies -- check it out. I do a 3-hour DJ show, at various times, but always on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 to noon and 9 to midnight, Pacific time. Do check it out, and send me any requests you'd like.  It's at Or go to and look for the blue radio logo; click & listen.

10/01/16 06:49 AM #94    


Janet Stromberg (Rector)

So, we do have a blessed class with love and committment; I for one am impressed. What a great little gathering we had this summer at Fenton's (for those of us who were able to go). I was able to revisit the house where I grew up and the years just melted away. Go class of '62! Thanks, Ben, I will check out your station. Are you on FM, AM or XM? I will check it out on your website. You know I love all kinds of music (except rap and heavy metal). Blessings to our amazing class of '62, Janet

10/01/16 01:03 PM #95    

Melanie Frazier (Margetts)

Hello All, I'm a little late to the party.  Just wanted to say that Jimmy and I have been together for 53 years also. We were married in 1963.  Congratulations to everyone.

10/02/16 04:51 AM #96    


Jeani (Irmajean) Golish (Mills)


  1. Hi Ben, I just realized that next year will be our 55th.
  2. Also the last year for this site. ​​I am noticing that this web site is still being well used by those of us who are still kicking.
  3. I vote to renew our membership for another 5 years., even if we have to personally donate a few bucks.
  4. Do we want a 55 year reunion? Maybe something not so grand as the last. Money gets tighter at our age.
  5. These are things to start thinking about. What do others think? 



10/02/16 10:33 AM #97    

Marilyn Silva (Schultz)

I want to add Mary Buckingham Hershey and her husband to the list of happily married couples.  They celebrated their 50th anniversary in August 2013.  Sadly, I received news that Mary passed away with a sudden heart attack about two weeks ago.  Sorry but I don't have more details.  Mary will be remembered as a very sweet and giving person.  She and her husband, John, their children and grandchildren were always willing to help anyone in need.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

10/02/16 12:04 PM #98    

Lindy Corneille (Smith)

This is a message for Ben Fong-Torres.

Hi Ben, 

I sent in a message about how many years I have been happily married for your records last year..  You have never mentioned it in your wonderful posts about the many, many years of wedded bliss we grads of OHS '62 have experienced.  

In case I sent this info to the wrong place, Barrie and I have been enjoying our marriage for 48 years come Dec 20, 2016. What fun to see how many years we have accumulated in our  marriages! 

Lindy Corneille Smith

10/02/16 01:05 PM #99    


Ben Fong-Torres

OK, 5 responses in 1 message:

First, Marilyn: I'm very sorry to hear about Mary Buckingham; we send our sympathies to John and their family. Their 53 years together will be honored & included in our count.

Janet: Moonalice Radio is online, at the URL I gave: I'm on from 9 to noon and 9 to midnight Pacific on weekends and at various hours on weekdays.

Jeani: I've already renewed our Classmates site for 5 or 10 years; I don't remember, but we are set. Helen and I will begin consulting with various Class of '62 members re a 55 year gathering. I'd love to hear everybody's thoughts. But yes, we're thinking about something more casual.

Melanie: Great to hear from you and to add your and Jim's years to the toteboard.

Lindy! You are right; I did not get that message; your married years are now included, and the latest count is...


and for all you stats geeks, that represents 47 couples.

Big cheers,

Ben F-T

10/02/16 03:20 PM #100    

Helen Pulver (Rosenberg)

Our Classmates subscription runs through July 2027 ( almost 11 years) so let's all keep in touch. 

10/03/16 08:01 AM #101    


Teri Nichols (Harter)

Good morning all:

I just want to say I'm glad the website will stay up.  I was not able to attend the reunion so this is the best way for me to keep in touch.

I am sad to read about all the losses we've had, but also love hearing about all the positivie things that are happening.

Keep posting.


12/22/16 11:51 AM #102    


Janet Stromberg (Rector)

Dear Family and friends as well as all my amazing classmates from our '62 graduating class. We come together, whether near or far to rejoice this Christmas Season. Our family is amazing. Jesse is 16 already and now thinking about further education. Leah is now in Middle school as well is Roland. Both Jonathan and Julian are in elementary school. David continues to work at Schweitzer in Pullman while Anna is doing substitute teaching. Mike continues to work at Filoli and Janet sings in Stanford Choir and Menlo Choir along with teaching needlework. We are all healthy and Happy thanks to our precious LORD Jesus. Love and Hugs to all, Mike and Janet
Today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the LORD. Luke 2:11 

12/23/16 02:41 PM #103    


Russel Larsen

Merry Christmas and Happy Hollidays to all.  Russ Larsen

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