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FHS Class of 1957

Sep 28, 2017

FHS Class of 1957

The Fairfield Class of 1957 met for their 60th year reunion Sept. 15-16.

Festivities got underway the evening of Sept. 15 with classmates, spouses and guests attending an informal gathering at Walton Club.

The morning of Sept. 16, a group gathered at the McElhinny House for coffee and rolls served by hostesses Beverly Miller Fulton, Loretta Dunnuck Johnston and Joanne Smithburg Behrend.

In the afternoon, a tour of the renovated high school was given depicting the many changes made since graduation 60 years ago.

A dinner was held in the evening for classmates, spouses, and guests at the Elk’s Lodge. Banquet tables were decorated with vases of dark green and mint green flowers — the class colors. Each classmate had a handmade rose by their place setting. Glenn Ferrel made a wooden plaque denoting the 60 years which all in attendance received as a memento. An anonymous donor sent a bouquet, which was placed at the dining room entrance.

Bob McNew gave the welcoming address followed by Gene Copeland paying tribute to the 45 deceased class members before a lighted memorial candle and reading the names of each one.

Deceased members include: Camille Miller, Phil Hinson, Bill Hootman, Larry Morrow, Roger Speas, Karen Ramey Ubben, Gary Lundberg, Janice Smith Palm, Pat Manley Logan, Pat Leathers Frieberg, Jim Hoover, Dick Robinson, Karen Mickels Beneke, Ron Wilson, Danny Long, Roxie Fulton, Tony Angstead, Joyce Mosinski Githens, David Cook, John Krane, Tom Whitaker, Thelma Leyden Carter, Charles Thompson, Ronald Glotfelty, Joyce Baldosier Carroll, Paul Ferrel, Helen Hoskins Parcel, Dick Mosinski, Tom Caughlan, Bettye Emmack Kane, Ed Lundquist, Jeanette Mougin Livermore, Raymond Smith, Judy Schock Bailey, Linda King Cameron, Keith Barnett, Gale Burk, Art Tedrow, Sue Krumboltz Swanson, Carroll Harwood, Lenora Hostetler Jones, Dorothy Fickel Crawford, Tom Goltry, Joyce Nelson Fisher, and Tom Martin.

The invocation was given by Mary Martin Lane.

The following alumni were from out of state: Mary Avery Wolf, Moline, Illinois; Doug Balderson, Henderson, Nevada; Melvin Crawford, Fort Worth, Texas; Kathryn Keller Augspurger, Las Vegas, Nevada; Larry and Pat Pearce Aamodt, Goodyear, Arizona; Pat McShane Gearhart, Dixon, Illinois; Justine Stewart Jahp, Yorkville, Illinois; Karen Streed Rogers and guest Lamar Keck, Livingston, Texas; Jim Blucher, Amarillo, Texas; Bob and Ann McNew, Bella Vista, Arkansas; Ann McCabe Wilson and guest Carol Wright, Sierra Vista, Arizona; Dick and Frances Brown Freeman, Washington, Illinois.

Those attending from out of town included: Joyce Angstead Dameron, Mt. Pleasant; Lyle and Marjorie Cox Van Winkle, Brighton; Jerry Dickinson, Ames; Mary Martin Lane, Waterloo; Harold and Karen Mann, Urbandale; Larry and Sandy Manning, Grinnell; Gary and Sandra Winter Fortney, Muscatine; Dudley and Mary Frances Martin, Sigourney; Richard and Dorothy Parsons McCright, Ottumwa; Anna Mae Collett Sourwine, Mt. Pleasant; Oren and Mary Schillerstrom Jarvis, Washington; Jerry and Lea Bradley, Mt. Pleasant.

Those attending from Fairfield were: Shirley Estle Burk and guest Rosalie Munn, Glenn and Connie Ferrell, Roger Frakes and Linda Hendricks, Gerald Manley, Joanne Smithburg Behrend, Larry and Kay Scarborough Unkrich, Beverly Miller Fulton, Gary and Loretta Dunnuck Johnston, Larry and Karen Van Ness Fulton, Gene Copeland.

The class reunion committee was: Doug Balderson, Joanne Behrend, Gene Copeland, Glenn Ferrell, Sandra Fortney, Roger Frakes, Bev Fulton, Karen Fulton, Mary Jarvis, Gary and Loretta Johnston, Dudley Martin, Gordon Ramey, and Kay Unkrich.

After dinner, the remainder of the evening was spent visiting and renewing longtime friendships.

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