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Gail Anderson Hoffman Since graduating from high school, I've worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Nebraska

and suburban Denver and as a technical writer in the Lakewood area. After staying home with our daughter for a few years (and earning a degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado at Denver), I went back to work as a facility planner with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. I'm now employed as a transportation planner with the Colorado Department of Transportation. The biggest event of our lives recently was the graduation of our daughter, Katie, from Columbia University in New York City this past May. Her graduation gave my husband, Jim, and me an excuse to spend some time in the big city for several days before and after her graduation. I loved the excitement of the city, the ease of getting from place to place using subway or bus, and the variety of people, restaurants, and activities. I traveled a bit in other countries in earlier years: Mexico the summer after our high school graduation, when I attended a Spanish language institute and learned that my As in Spanish hadn't given me the ability to converse very well; England and Scotland in 1979; and China in 1981, back when the country's streets were clogged with bicycles, not motor vehicles. I'm active in our Quaker Meeting, jog occasionally, and still get together with a couple of friends once a month in a book club that we formed back when we were all moms staying home with our young children.

Arthur Robert (Bob) Bee 7549 Legacy Lane Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 568-7372 (home) (970) 227-2943 (cell) In 2001 the Bee family sold 140 acres of the original farm to CSU under a conservation easement. CSU then hired me at their Agricultural Research Development and Education Center (ARDEC) as their shop manager and mechanic. The family kept 10 acres with the buildings and created the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum ( with my sister Elizabeth conducting living history farm tours. On April 6, 2002 I married LeeAnn Rasplicka from Denver. We had known each other for 28 years. We had a small, intimate wedding of our 400 closest friends and family members. We lived in the farmhouse until June 2005 when we moved into our new home that we built on the southeast

corner of the farm property. I still enjoy singing and sing with our church group. We occasionally run into Bill Funke at the Fort Collins Wind Symphony concerts. We love to travel and have seen a lot of the United States and Sweden, Norway, Latvia and Lithuania. While we have no children, we do have 25 nieces and nephews and 41 grand nieces and nephews.

Debra Benton 521 Rattlesnake Road Livermore CO 80536 970-484-4687 Happily married to Rodney Sweeney, a retired ranch manager. We live north of Ft. Collins in Livermore. No children, a dog named Amigo. I'm not retired and may never as my work still delights me. I'm an executive coach, ( give speeches all over the world, have published eight books (some New York Times business best-sellers). Currently writing my ninth. My husband's and my favorite activity is standup paddle surfboards (SUPs). We are the two silver haired people you'll see on SUPs at Horsetooth, on the Poudre, and the Colorado river.

Rev. Gordon Besel 706 Valley West Dr. Rogers, AR 72756 Home: 479-621-6488 Office: 479-636-1135 I left Ft. Collins the day after graduating from Poudre High and began working at the Western Alpha plant in Windsor. After attending college in Winfield, Kansas and Ft. Wayne, Indiana, I received a Master of Divinity degree and graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1979. I served a dual parish (Cordova and Goehner,

Nebraska) from 1979 1986. During that time, I also earned a Master of Education degree from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. I served as the Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Omaha, Nebraska from 1986 1996. I have served as the Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers, Arkansas from March, 1996. I married my wife Shirley in 1978. We have three grown children, Angie, Krista and Brian. I served on the Board of Directors for the Rogers Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce as the Division Chair for Community Development from 2005-2007. I received the Chambers Volunteer of the Year award for 2005 and currently serve as the chairman of the education committee for the Chamber. Currently I am also a part of the Rogers Christian Ministerial Alliance, the Teacher of the Year Committee, and the Community Scholarship Committee. I have also served as a facilitator for a support group of new pastors for several years. My hobbies are gardening, bicycling, and woodworking. I am looking forward to our reunion and the chance to reconnect with my classmates after so many years. Donna G. Bockman McKechnie It was not so long ago that looking to the future with many goals to accomplish was the theme. Well I think I have accomplished many of the goals that I set out for. I have a wonderful husband the second time around, a very hansome son and family. The grandmother of 4, they are a delight to be around, just wish I had some of their energy! Taking each day as it comes along, changes are always knocking at the door. In 2008 I was laid off from my place of employment in September and in November was hired at my present place of employment Vestas. It is a great place to work, but as always in the corporate world changes happen. So we are going through some of those changes. I also work with my husband in our business of Accounting. Well you guessed it . . . I am an Accountant! We enjoy each day together . . never looking back but forward if it be the

theatre, movies, or something with the grandchildren, we are very happy to participate. So I say to one and all . . . enjoy life today, you never know what might happen tomorrow. So as I write this my story is still being written! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Randy J. Cramer 6564 River Tweed Lane Alexandria VA 22312-3140 (703)568-0560 What does one say about themselves and the past forty years? I remember more about the four Freshman through Senior years in High School than the forty years after. The classes, the games, the gym and auditorium, the hallways and lockers, teachers, councilors, classmates, friends. As I read through the e-mail distribution list for the PHS Reunion, I recall the faces as they were 40 years ago, not knowing how we look now, nor even able to understand how these appearances came to be. But what I do know is we all achieved the successes we yearned, dreamed, perceived and

plannedto be free. What can I say about the best of the past forty years? Best book read: Shibumi by Trevanian. Best movie: The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976). Most vivid memory: the early sun reflecting from a blooming violet orchid growing wild near the train platform in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. We had education in 1971. We have knowledge now in 2011. We will all attain the truth. Cathy Davis 1394 Adriel Dr. Ft. Collins, CO 80524 970-225-6279 I remember going with my parents to Mom's 40th class reunion and asking Mom why we were going to a picnic full of old people. My how one's perspective changes after a few more years. After leaving Fort Collins right after high school, I lived all over the midwest, ending up in Chicago. I returned to Fort Collins and have stayed the last 26 years. It has been a wonderful place to raise a child and be near friends and family while enjoying all Colorado has to offer. I have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up Retired - hope that works out at some point in my life. Until then, I am the Employment Manager at the Larimer County Sheriff's Office where I have worked for the last 23 1/2 years. I have a wonderful daughter and lovely son-in-law and would welcome a grandchild or two when the kids are ready for a family. I have been blessed with a great family and wonderful friends who have stayed by my side since our time at Poudre.

Looking forward to seeing all you young people at our 40th. Kathy Doyle 607 Cascade Drive Golden CO 80403 (303) 273 9715 **************************** Judy Duran Davison 131 North Mack Street Fort Collins CO 80521 (970) 484-7588 I will have been happily married to my husband, Rick, for 39 years this September. Rick graduated from Fort Collins High 1971. We have one son, Paul, who got married April 2nd to a local girl whom we love. We just found out we will have our first born grandchild in January. We are looking forward to being grandparents. Rick owns Five Star Plumbing and has been in business for over 30 years. I do bookkeeping for the business. We enjoy flea markets and model trains. I enjoy working in my vegetable and flower garden. We look forward to many more years together. *******************

Gary Easterling Well, 40 years in a paragraph or two, ok. Ive been married to my wife Ann for 36 years, no children. I retired from Air Wisconsin in 2004 (Mechanic). And for the last 20 years Ive worked part time and full time (during airline lay offs) for the Georgetown Loop Railroad as a Shop Supervisor for Steam Locomotives and as an

Engineer. This keeps me very busy these days. I love the work, but hate the drive up I-70. Yes, I do have some good memories from high school, but now I just hope I can remember how to get there. I do have one observation: If anyone had told me 40 years ago that I was going to marry someone from Phoenix, Arizona (also cass of 71) I would have told them that they were crazy! Such is life. I hope the best for everyone.

Glenn Fischer 1005 Banyan Court Loveland, CO 80538 970-669-9213 Nothing much has changed in ten years. I still work for King Soopers, married to Marjorie, living in Loveland with our two Scotties. I continue to love white water rafting and returned from a rafting trip in Oregon in June. My photo was

taken of Marjorie & I at the Gates of Ladore on the Green River in Utah. **************** Victor (Gav) Gavaldon 730 Blue Mountain Drive Fort Collins CO 80526 (970) 226-4046 After high school I attended 4 colleges C.U., C.S.U., Aims jr. College and Fort Lewis in Durango. Played Rugby there for 7 years and was a Drug and Alcohol counselor. Moved back to Ft. Collins and worked for Larimer County Community Corrections for 29 years and counting. I'm a supervisor for the security staff and also teach classes to the clients. I'm married to Laura Johnson from San Luis Valley Antonito Co. for 28 years. She just retired last year and taught for 38 years and her last school was Lopez elementary. We have two children Vincent 24 and Ashley 22. Vincent is attending Front Range (alternative energy) Ashley is attending C.S.U. (interior design). Memory from Poudre High school is getting into a fight with Randy Pope and dealing with his dad and my mom. ************ Paula Gross Welch

The years have been very kind to me and life is good. I am an accountant and a certified webmaster and am fortunate to be able to work at home. I have one son who is serving in the Air Force and is currently on duty in South Korea. He and his wife have presented me with 3 lovely grandchildren. I have a 20 acre farm in Northeast Oklahoma, which I share

with a wonderful man and assorted critters. There is nothing spectacular or impressive to tell, but my life has been fun, interesting and I am blessed with peace, contentment and good health. I wish the same for those of you who read this. David Gus 1048 Wagonwheel Fort Collins CO 80526-2634 ********* Vicky Haggard Cruggs
9866 Orangewood Dr. Denver CO 80260

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I have 2 girls Lisa-36 and Cherie-32 and between them they have 3 boys and 1 girl. Joshua-17, Zachary-16, Rebecca-14 and Christopher-12. I work for a Liquor Distributor and that keeps me very busy. When I am not working I am a big NASCAR fan, so I watch a lot of races on TV. And when I am not doing all of that I do a Pre-1840 living history camp of the Mountain Man time. I now have my younger 3 grandchildren involved also and we all go to the camps in period costumes. All of which I make myself right down to the bead work. I have a great love for the Indian History and I have been doing this about 30 years. In the last 2 years my

grandsons have competed in the Tomahak and Knive throwing contest. The oldest has place first in the last 2 years against the adults because he is to good to compete. with the kids his age. The younger one place 3rd. They love going and talking to the people about the history. The younger kids live in Fairplay so I dont get to see the as much as I used to but I take every opportunity to go and visit as much as I can. I do Bowl a little along with the kids who before they moved were in a junior league in Denver. I bowl in the winter but summer is my time to go to the mountains. I led a pretty boring life but I like it.

Brad Jenkins 503 Prairie Clover Way Severance, CO 80546 970-460-3248 Married to Christine (Arthur) 38 years June 9th. Three boys, 6 (soon to be 7 next Feb) grandkids: Travis (Beka, daughter Ella 2, one on the way), Medical sales rep, artist, musician, Nashville TN Justin (Mary, son Ocean 6, daughter Eden 3) Model for Ford Agency, Centennial CO Clayton (Anna, Zoe 8, Fiona 6, Phoebe 3) Clayton Jenkins Photography Studios, Ft Collins CO BS ED (76) U of Nebraska, MS ED (86) U of Nebraska 25 years in education / coaching: Lincoln Christian (neb) HS, Los Alamos (nmex) HS, Scottsbluff (neb) HS, University of Neb, Kansas Wesleyan U, U of Neb-Kearney, Fort Hays State U, KS

Currently employed in quality assurance/labor control with Blue Beacon Int'l, going on 12 years recently relocated to Severance CO in Dec 2010, loving being back after 38 years away Hobbies: Love to golf, travel, camping, rassle my grandkids, chase Christine around the house, still up for a game of hoops-tho pretty much stuck at ground level, trying to figure out why my Dad keeps looking at me from the mirror every morning Attending Evangelical Covenant Church in FOCO


Jeff Manthos 2635 SW Fairmont Drive Corvallis Oregon 97333

Hard to believe its been 40 years. As with many of us, much has happened since our 30th reunion. I got divorced in September 2001 after 10 years of marriage, no kids but I got custody of the cat. As fate would have it I met a wonderful woman about the same time and have been partnered with her ever since, and I see us together for the rest of our days. We live in separate towns which is the magic formula for relationship success, at least in our case. I still make violins professionally but have scaled back my output, and am now focusing more on the pleasure (and frustrations) of the creative process than production and the business side of things. Im also still in Corvallis, Oregon, which is a lovely place to live. Its a lot like Fort Collins in the 1960s, a small college town nestled against foothills. I have gotten used to the Northwests rain but also miss the blue winter skies of Colorado. But I dont miss the cold and snow. The most overpowering element of the past decade for me has been my fight with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a blood cancer. It was likely present in my bone marrow at the last reunion but I wasnt aware of it until the following summer. The kind of lymphoma I have is incurable but is, luckily, manageable, so I have survived four cancer episodes with multiple chemotherapy sessions and radiation treatments. I also suffered heart damage from chemo but that is the price I paid for survival. Even so, life is good and every day is worth living. I credit my secular humanist convictions for getting me through my cancer ordeal, and life in general, with most of my sanity in tact. MaryAnne Martell I cant believe its been 40 or that PHS will celebrate its 50th next year. Look for news about that celebration! Im technically retired, but busy, involved in lots of committees and boards even though MS slows me down a little. Im still happily married to Ed Harris, not the rich and famous actor.

My Ed is younger, smarter and has more hair. We have no children, just two nephews, Steve and Antonio, and one niece, Ginny. I still live in the Poudre School District, just 30 miles closer to Wyoming since Ed works with the Supreme Court up there.

Richard Martin 247 South Park Avenue Fort Lupton CO 80621 (303) 857-1261 We are doing fine. Not much new to report. Linda (Hodges PHS Class of 72) and I live in Fort Lupton. I still work as a carpenter and love it. Both of my parents are still alive and have lived in Ft Lupton since 2006. They are 90. My youngest sister, Mary, died in November of 2010 from ovarian cancer. We are still trying to get used to not having her around. However, we keep in touch with her kids and

grandkids. They now live in Redstone, CO and we were just there last spring for one of the grandkids high school graduation. Hard to believe it was 40 years ago for us. Seems like only yesterday. *************

Marcee Mercer McLain I can't believe we graduated 40 years ago!!! I'm happy to report that I still live in Fort Collins, close to most of my family. My son, Skyler, is 30 years old and lives in San Francisco. My grand daughter, Leni, is 8 and 1/2 and lives in Austin, TX, but spends a part of every summer with me. Career wise I've done mostly real estate and sales and currently work for Tandem Select, a pre-employment background screening company. For forty years, 5 other PHS grads have remained close friends and we go on a girl trip every year - Gwen Waldron, Kathy Brooks, Teresa

Arnold, Nicki Woodward and Anita Mondragon ---- it all began at PHS and I am forever grateful for those friendships. . . .and hope they last another 40 years. Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting caught up. ***************

Gail Meisner 10565 NCR 9 Wellington, CO 80549 970-568-3105 I have been very fortunate in my life to have pursued my God-given talent of training race horses. I traveled for 7 to 10 months of the year and home-based at the family farm near Wellington where I spent the winter months. I trained race horses for 30 years. I was married to Markel Hardin, who was a jockey for 10 years and divorced in 1993. I continued traveling with my stable of race horses, racing in five states. I remarried in 2001 Donny Castor, a farrier from Aztec, NM. We raced in NM and Colorado during our marriage. I lost

my Mom in 2006 and now have the added responsibility of taking care of the farm that my sister and I have in a partnership. I retired from training at the track after the 2007 season. I kept four horses and began barrel racing and showing again. I had a life changing event in July, 2008, when my husband decided to end both of our lives after being very abusive to me for several years. For the next 8 months, I went thru a criminal trial and nasty divorce and have had a difficult recovery. I have now taken that experience and made many positive changes in my life. It has made me a better person. Little did I know that I would be starting a new career at this age. I am now selling Formula 707 horse products and conducting Horse soundness clinics, plus taking care of the farm. I am the Scale Lady for Western Sugar Company during sugarbeet harvest. I am very active in the community, the Farmers Union and the horse industry. After chairing the Wellington Class reunion in 2008, I was recruited to help with the PHS Class of 1971 reunion. I am very excited to see everyone again, as I have been unable to attend that last few reunions due to my career. Robin Miles Feeley Since High School: Graduated from University of Maryland and spent 3 plus years as member of the Army Nurse Corps. Stationed at Ft. Riley Kansas. Married Jerry Feeley in 1977-so been happily married for 33 years. We have 5 children-no grandkids yet.... We live in Kansas. I work as a Neonatal Intensive Care RN in Topeka Kansas. Hope everyone has a grand time at the reunion. I was planning to attend but a good friend's wedding caused a schedule conflict. Anita Mondragon-Paoli Happily Married 35 years to Freddie Paoli Several pets. No Children

Share time between Montana and Colorado - Listed in both phone books. I try to live life mindfully, fully, lovingly and peacefully. It's been quite a journey!

Elena Padilla Dearth (970)484-4129 2136 Eastwood Drive Fort Collins CO 80525 I have been married (to the same guy) for 36 years. We have 3 grown children and are empty nesters. No grandchildren to date as none of my men are married (Does that matter?). We are all employed (Thank goodness!). I continue to love my profession as an Occupational Therapist, currently working with children identified as Special Needs in Poudre School District. I have published in medical journals, presented at national and state conferences, written grants, developed curriculum and continue to teach classes to classroom teachers and paraprofessionals in the district. That being said, what do I wish I would have done? I would have traveled more at a younger age, like my young men. I would have spent more time developing sustainable relationships. It is not too late! My husband and I have traveled throughout Mexico in the past, Costa Rica and Spain. Croatia is next. We have enjoyed road trips, as empty nesters, throughout the United States. We love to hike and bike. I recently hiked up to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. I was so psyched (and scared)! I enjoy power walking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, knitting, quilting, reading, and gardening, often with friends. I am very grateful for my health. I look forward to seeing

classmates at the reunion, reinstating old relationships and perhaps developing new ones.

Art Pilkington Apt. A 303 Petersen St. Sidney NE 69162 Currently I am employed by American Security working at Cabellas in Sidney, Nebraska. Before that I was a maintenance worker for 16 years at a restaurant in Sterling CO and did heating and air conditioning fabrication/installation for 9 years in Rock Springs WY, Waterbury CT, Denver CO, and Hampton VA. From 1974 to 1978 I served in the Navy, then in the Reserves for 3 years and in Army National Guard for a year. I was stationed in Norfolk VA and sent to Europe, England, the Azores, Porto Rico, Cuba, Norway, Scotland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Haiti. I worked as a boiler technician on the USS Albany, the USS Little Rock (both cruisers) and the USS Austin. Prior to joining the Navy I worked in a home stake gold mine in Deadwood SD. Ive worked in airports, bus stations, at CSU, as a bartender, did maintenance for a textile mill, made timers for bombs for a

company that worked for our defense department, and made speedometer cables. I was married in 1975, which lasted for 18 years. Six years ago I had surgery for cancer. I am single now and have no kids. I have done a lot and been a lot of places, some I would like to have never been. I have seen many good things and more than a few bad things. Ive enjoyed fishing, water skiing, hiking in mountains, horseback riding, biking, and I still like to play pool. So far Ive seen about half of the United States, my plans are to see them all. Peggy Roberts Uthmann 3521 N. Shields, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Wow, where has 40 years gone? Robert and I have been married for 38 years! We have lived in the same house in north Fort Collins for 31 years. (Im sensing that time is flying by!) Our son Kevin, (PHS class of 1995) is married to Dalene and they have a 6 year old little boy, Kyle. Kevin is a machinist and tool and die maker like his dad. They live outside of Nashville, so Grammy travels down south several times a year. I am going to do a turn and burn the end of July, flying into Nashville in the morning and bringing Kyle home that afternoon. Our daughter Kristin (PHS Class of 1999) is married to JC and they have a 5 year old little boy, Kaden. Kristin is an oncology nurse at PVH and is working on her nurse practioner license. They live in Wellington so I get to see them a lot and do lots of activities with them. Kaden will be starting kindergarten at Rice Elementary in the fall, which is where I work. This is my 27th year with the school district and as long as I like my job, I will keep going to work. Robert has his own business again, building injection molds and doing machining. He worked for Value Plastics for a while, but was ready to be his own boss again. Although, sometimes he says he has a fool for a boss. Life

has been good to us and we are looking forward to the next stage, whatever that may be.

Susan Rowe Labadie They say were the sandwich generation. So if that is true then I am the bologna and cheese to this sandwich. I keep my days free so that I can meet the needs of my 82 year old mother and my 17 year old daughter. I am grateful to be able to do this at this season of my life. In a few years the season will change again. Some of the seasons of my life have been very exciting. There was a time of world travel, music ministry, directing and teaching preschool kids, being a mother to 3 young children and working retail. Most recently, besides being the meat portion of this sandwich, my youngest daughter has dragged us kicking and screaming into the world of horses. We own a gorgeous Morgan gelding and an ornery little miniature horse. The past few years, my passion for more natural paths to lifes little aches and pains has been another great interest. Learning how to keep the horses, dogs and cats healthy using these techniques has been an off shoot of this interest. My family has been very patient with me with my suggestions of here rub this on your chest, take this vitamin it should help and you need an adjustment.. So heres to the beginning of the next new seasons; empty nester, retired husband (ugh), Grandmother (I hope someday, so far no one is married) and fulfilled woman walking with her Lord wherever He would lead. Grace and mercy to everyone Patrice Saracino Matteson 8075 West Geddes Avenue Littleton CO 80128

Sara Schilling Everitt Forty years ago we left the halls of high school to begin our individual lives. Mine began with a job and then marriage. Stan and I have been married 38 years. We have a son and daughter, both are married and doing well in life. We have moved 22 times, traveled the world, and experienced God's grace throughout. My direction in life has been guided by my faith So after raising our son and daughter, I began giving my time and energy helping others to learn and study the Bible. I enjoy mentoring women one on one and leading groups as they study God's word. Now a " new " season of life has begun. Caring for elderly parents and young grandchildren. My story is not unique or different from many of yours. I have assisted my precious daddy through

his struggle with Parkinson's. Driving to and from countless Dr. appointments, loading and unloading his walker, and saying my final good-bye to him as he died in my arms. My mom is still doing fine and loves traveling with us and all my sisters and brother. On the other side of the spectrum... We have 5 grandchildren all under the age of six! They are the joy and excitement of life! In reflection of the past 40 years, it is the life lessons I have learned while giving time and energy to others that have left the greatest impact upon my soul. I have nothing but sweet memories of my school years. Simple times with great friends.

John L. Slagle

Are we getting to that age when some of you don't remember high school let a lone what day it is. Sometimes I don't remember what day it is, but I do remember high school, and college, and a lot of other life experiences since high school. High school was a time of high hopes and big dreams. For me anyway, life has not disappointed. Forty years later, I look back at a very rewarding life. And, I still look forward with high hopes and big dreams. Now, I don't always remember what day it is because I retired three years ago. And, for those of you that are still working, you may find this hard to believe, but I never seem to have enough time. Friends, family, and exploring the world take up most of my time. Best of all, I share all this with my soul mate, Janet, that I married 14 years ago. She surely makes me happy that I waited so long to get married. It is a much bigger world than I ever imagined in high school. With 41 countries, 38 rounds trips across the Atlantic, and 8 round trips across the Pacific, I've had the opportunity for some learning - learning that is perhaps more valuable than a high school text book or a college degree. Even with all of this, one of the best things in life is those classmates from high school that are still my friends 40 years later. Thank you, Mr. Bogard - Geometry, and Mr. Fleming Physics, for being great teachers. I look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. **************** Suzy Smith Woodruff 820 Beachnut Avenue Simi Valley CA 93065 (805) 581-1595

I make appointments with make-up experts and I still can't put it on correctly. I hire the hairdresser who was the winner of the Sheer Genius reality show and my hair still looks like shit. I hire private exercise trainers and I'm still short and fat. I hire top competitive dance instructors and I still can't dance. Now that you are making me review my life, I have just discovered that I waste a lot of money. Thanks a lot.

Nanncy Steward P.O. Box 149 Fort Collin CO 80522 Forty years since high school what a long, strange and enticing journey its been and it's all been mine. Like most I

have a few regrets, things I still haven't done but a long time left to fulfill my aspirations. High school for most was full of fond memories of coming of age, parties, proms and boyfriends/girlfriends. For me high school was full of bitter sweet memories. It was a time of awakening and a time of escape from my often unpleasant home life. I lost myself in books and the theatre department where most of the misfits eventually gravitated. Three months after graduation I found the world open up to new avenues that I thought would only be fulfilled in my dreams, with the death of my father. Suddenly I was free of all dictates, free to think, act and dress as I wanted without the fear of an iron fisted dictator raining down upon my parade. I entered the music world wide eyed and innocent. At last I had found acceptance, no one put me down for being fact being different was expected! I was everything from a groupie to a singer. I met a lot of my rock heroes, conversed with the famous and not so famous and had hell of a good time with some. I was a confidant, an ornament, (to borrow a line from the movie 'Almost Famous') a band aid, it was all about the music. Music was and still is my salvation. Throughout my life I have had a penchant for bad boys and the thrills their lifestyles offer. My penchant has lead me through a rock star life style, as well as, the biker world...bad boys have been my one great "downfall." I embraced the freedom of the biker lifestyle just as I did the rocker life combining the two. Eighteen years ago I bought a Harley-Davidson Dyna LowRyder never having been satisfied just with riding on the back of a bike. I have ridden that bike hell bent for leather far and wide. My love for the open rode often clears the cobwebs from the inner most caverns of my mind.

For most of my adult life my theme song has been Iggy Pop's 'Wild One.' I never settled down to have children...conventional motherhood just wasn't for me. Instead I am mom to two of the sweetest cats, an orange tabby male, named Monster and a little lady in white, named Pooh. They are my constant companions, no matter what their unquestioning love is there for me. Five years ago I met the man of my dreams, a handsome, temperamental, bad boy artist. Sterling and I were handfasted a few months later. Although, you could rightly label me a wild child there has been a serious side, as well. I graduated from CSU in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism. I soon became disillusioned with the sensationalistic practices of journalism putting aside my chosen profession, pursuing the writing of fiction and poetry instead. And I do not regret that decision. I am proud to say I'm a writer. My tales are woven in the darker realms of horror, fantasy, some mystery and poetry. I have been published in poetry anthologies, newspaper articles, online magazines, penned short stories, did a short stint as a columnist and was a featured writer in 'Ye Olde Witches Brew Magazine' and 'Salon Magazine". I collaborated on the novel 'The Strange Tale of a Certain Ms. C. Ball by Walter J. Kastner, 2006. I am currently working on a horror novel that was inspired by reoccurring nightmares from a traumatic period in my life when I was stalked by a serial killer. I am also working on a collection of horror short stories and a collection of short stories and poems based of the lore of my pagan beliefs. The website below features some of my writing and a blog I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter,

Birch Unfug
TWO SCORE YEARS AGO: Left dear old Poudre High to follow my dreams. A couple of years at Hastings College in Nebraska convinced me to advance my education. Spent three years in Cleveland, Ohio studying music at CWRU and the Cleveland Institute of Music. After receiving my BA came back to Fort Collins and put my flute on the shelf for two years while learning the lumber business at the old Foster Lumber Company. I then decided to follow my Muse and pursued two Masters Degrees from CSU and UW. After graduation (and recovery from a car accident) spent 8 years with Old Chicago Restaurant while continuing to practice the flute and developing a teaching studio. A pinnacle of my teaching this year was having one of my students make first chair in the Colorado High School All State Orchestra. Have succeeded in life-long dream of playing in professional orchestras. Over 25 years with the Ft Collins Symphony, and currently 20 plus years with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra as a performer and Orchestra Librarian. Married Janet Hendrix (RMHS 73) in 1986. Daughter Kate, now 13. Wow! a teenager in the house! Still trying to figure out golf.

Robert Uthmann (see Peggy Roberts Uthmann) Allen Van Driel 6120 Highway 20 Chadron, NE 69337 After high school, I spent two years at CU in Boulder before Uncle Sam came calling. Avoided being drafted by enlisting in the Air Force. Spent six years as a Russian linguist, the last two and a half as a member of a combat reconnaissance aircrew. Saw a lot of the world, most of it from about 35,000 feet. Back in the civilian world, I entered the healthcare field, where I have been ever since. I worked as a Respiratory Therapist and Manager for 13 years, first in Nebraska and then in Colorado Springs. I also served as an educator in Respiratory Therapy, Emergency Medical Services, and Nurse Anesthesia programs. Along the way I completed a Bachelors degree and, twenty years out of high school, a Masters degree in Administration. That provided the opening for a career transition into healthcare administration. I have been back in Nebraska for almost 20 years, serving as Chief Operating Officer or Chief Executive Officer for three different organizations, all in very small, rural communities. It has been a very interesting, very challenging experience to help maintain access to healthcare in underserved areas. Married Jacki Farnham (PHS 73) in 1974. Divorced seven years later. In 1990 married Donna Gosney, originally from Kansas City. We raised three great kids, the youngest of whom will be a senior in college this fall. No grandkids yet. Donna and I currently live in Chadron, Nebraska, where we are enjoying and adjusting to life as empty nesters. I must confess that I have completely lost track of nearly all classmates from PHS. I was happy to be found by the organizers of this reunion, and look forward to catching up with some of you that I havent seen in years. ***************

Donald Viney 601 W. Quincy Pittsburg KS 66762 (620) 232-2264 I regret not being able to be at the reunion. Once again there is a conflict with my teaching duties. I'm attaching a couple of photos so you can see how I'm doing these days. The first is of me and Maeve Cummings, my wife; the second is my daughter (Jenny), her husband (Walter), and my granddaughter (Allie). The third is a cover photo I used for a CD where I'm sitting in a bay window with my dog Toby and I'm holding my grandfather's guitar. I pursued an academic life, taking degrees in philosophy from Colorado State and the University of Oklahoma. Since

1984 I've been teaching classes in philosophy and world religions at Pittsburg State University (Kansas). I have one daughter, Jenny Smith, who lives with her husband Walter and my granddaughter Allie in Kyle, Texas. I am married to Maeve (rhymes with "save") Cummings, a native of Dublin who is a professor of Information Systems at Pittsburg State. Maeve and I were wed Aug. 8, 2009 in Fort Collins a couple of years after she had been widowed and after I had been divorced. Much of Maeve's family lives in Europe so we do a lot of traveling there. Since being with Maeve I have composed a lot of songs, recorded a few CDs, and even gave a small concert in Dallgow, Germany. I'm just learning how to post songs on YouTube. My musical interests do not mean that I'm giving up my day job! I greatly enjoy teaching philosophy and religion and publishing about these subjects. I often think of how the teachers and the friends I had at Poudre High School shaped me and how their ideas and values still inform my life. If now "my cup runneth over," it is in no small measure because of the relationships I formed at Poudre.

Monty White 8179 Radcliff Drive

Colorado Springs CO 80920 719-282-9876 (Home) 719-235-3188 (Cell) Monty has done a lot of traveling since graduating from Poudre. After a year and a half at CSU, he joined the Army Reserve and trained at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. He spent four years as a heavy equipment operator and two as a medic. During this time, he went to Plainview TX to attend Wayland Baptist College. To help pay for school, he worked as an orderly at the local hospital where he found the love of his lifeMary Billings. With Marys support, Monty went through training to become an officer in the Air Force. He enjoyed assignments to Biloxi and Columbus Mississippi, Athens Greece, Thule Greenland, Colorado Springs, and Hampton Virginia. These assignments allowed for travel to England, Germany, and most of the US. Working in communications for 16 years, Monty was Chief of Operations, Chief of Maintenance, Squadron Commander, and staff officer. Monty retired early from the Air Force, but continues to support them as a contractor providing analysis of satellite communications systems. Much to Marys consternation, the couple now lives in Colorado Springs. The Lord blessed them with two children, Alisa & Kevin. Alisa attended the U. of Northern Colorado and is now a wife and mother of five. Kevin spent six years in the Navy, attended CU for a year and then got a degree from CSU. If Monty wants to live to enjoy the next retirement, he and Mary will make one more move--nearer to an ocean sometime in the future. Marilyn Wimp Larsen 308 N. Pecatonica St. Winnebago IL 61088

My favorite high school memories? Football games - especially the state championship game, the bus ride and the excitement leading up to the game Chorus - our performances and select choir Theater - Being a part of The King and I and Lil Abner What have I been doing since high school? WOW, I dont know if I can remember everything, it has been so long, and yet has gone so quickly. One year of college at UNC at Greeley, then I married a farmer, moved to Winnebago, Illinois and raised 3 sons. During those years I worked a variety of jobs; teachers aide, bookkeeper, payroll for a trucking company, and above all, a very involved Mom. As the kids got a little older and I could quit running them to: voice, guitar, and piano lessons and soccer games and cross country meets, I joined a community theater. I enjoyed musicals the most, but also performed in a couple of dramatic plays. I had to quit the fun of the theater so that I could support myself, as I went through a divorce and tried to find out who I was without being a wife and mom. (I was a little slow, didnt do the finding myself thing after high school like everyone else, I waited until I was almost 40.) I became a McDonalds manager and stayed with that for 13 years. I remarried a terrific guy, and my kids told me it was time to do what I had always wanted to do. So - I returned to college, (that one year of college after high school didnt transfer to very many credit hours after all those years.) I worked the overnight shift at McDonalds, and went to school during the day. My wonderful supportive husband had meals ready for me when I was around to spend a couple of hours with him in the evening before I went off to work. I napped in my car between classes, and loved every minute of it. I finally received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at 54 years old. I suppose I am not the oldest to accomplish it, but the parents were sure

surprised when they came to meet the student teacher that year! So at a time when most of my friends are planning their retirement, I have a new career that I am very excited about (and new student loans.) I was a substitute teacher for one semester, then taught summer school. I went on to get my endorsement in special education and just completed my 3rd year of teaching. I teach special education in a middle school in a small farming community, Pecatonica, IL. I discovered I truly enjoy going to school, so I am continuing to take classes working toward a Reading Specialist Certificate and my Masters in Education. My oldest son has 3 children and my husbands daughters each have 2 children, so I am a grandma 7 times. We needed babies to spoil, so we have 2 longhaired doxies, a male (Albert) and a female (Heidi).