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Rosemary Bickell Scott
The 50th Reunion sounds like it will be fun and exciting. I can't believe I have been living back in Salem for more than 35 years and haven't attended a reunion yet. I left here a year after graduation, went to school, met my husband, Bill and worked in LA for 15 years before bringing my family back.  I worked for 26 years for the DA's Office first downtown and later at Juvenile.  I worked with Stephany Grabenhorst Brown and Cheryl Sabine but lost touch after they left Children's Services.  Seeing the bad side of life for the children of Marion County, I yearned for a more positive note.  "Santa Central" gave me an opportunity to do that. For 13 years before I retired and two after, we found a way to grant Christmas wishes for thousands of children in foster care. It was so much fun to see presents piled up and down the halls at Juvenile and later in my living room and garage; checking the lists and making sure each child's wishes were fulfilled and tagging the gifts to make sure they got to the right child. Two wonderful helpers from the Sheriff's Office took over the project; but I miss making those lists and finding wonderful and generous people to help.
 

Lou Anne Waln
How has 50 years gone by since we all graduated? I must say that I have had a varied life and will try to put it all in a nutshell. I went to OSU where I got my BSc with a double major and then an MSc.  I was a DG and I married a Delt while at OSU.  That marriage lasted 24 years and produced two wonderful daughters now aged 42 and 39. Over the years I have lived in 4 countries and in 3 of Canada's provinces but have spent most of my time in Ontario. Over the years I taught preschool, junior and senior high school, community college and some university summer school at University of British Columbia.  I then worked in management in the child care field in Ottawa while still teaching at the college at night. In addition to my two daughters I gained a son and daughter when I married my present husband, Ron.  We now have the 4 children, 5 delightful grandchildren and one due to arrive in June.  I have traveled and spent time in Europe, the British Isles, North and Central America as well as the Caribbean and Hawaii.  My husband and I live south of Ottawa, Ontario on the St Lawrence River and enjoy our retirement.  I feel blessed to have had such a varied and rewarding life and look back on my years as a Saxon with fondness.  My favorite memories are probably being in the band and orchestra and going to football and basketball games. Unfortunately, I will be unable to join you at the reunion since we will be coming to BC for our newest grandchild's baptism in July.  I will look forward to seeing the fun on the website.  Best wishes to all of you -- enjoy the celebration.


 

Louie Priest
Billi (my wife) and I have had a wonderful life together since we were married in 1985 - best thing that ever happened to me!!!  We fish a lot!! Starting in March and ending sometime in November. She is a real fisher lady. We love camping - in our motor home! We have traveled a lot since we have been married. We think our very best trip ever was to Kenya, Africa. Two week trip. Lots of animals and people in the villages. Opened our eyes! We went for our 25th wedding anniversary in 2010. We have gone on several cruises - none of them hit rocks or got stranded at sea - and several land trips. We are still having a lot of fun together.
5126 Bailey Ct. NE
Keizer, Or 97303

 
Doug Brinkworth
Doug was a wonderful person.  In 1988 he became an ordained Episcopal Deacon (a life-long desire of his).  Doug was born (in Canada) with a deformed heart that sustained him until he was almost 50. This was a great shock to every Dr.  he saw because they didn't understand how he could have lasted that many years, worked (up until surgery), was married, and had children. He went in for open-heart surgery and never regained consciousness after surgery.  We all miss him dearly but our children were young adults when he died and that is still a huge blessing.  He blessed many with his life.
Thank you for remembering him.
Submitted by Sherrie Brinkworth wife of classmate Doug Brinkworth

 
Jim Tilton
Upon graduation from South, I attended Merritt Davis School of Commerce receiving a “Management Trainee” degree.  Soon thereafter, I entered the business world doing bookkeeping and clerking for Capitol Chevrolet, then the Lincoln County Highway Department in Newport and then Loder Brothers Olds in Salem.  While at Loder’s, I was asked to play my first professional drumming gig at the Aumsville Pavilion.  The hook was set!  The next 30 years was spent entertaining as a drummer/singer up and down the West Coast including Alaska and Canada.  I met and married my wife while in Wichita, Kansas, eventually landing back in Salem to finish out my performing days.  Getting off the road allowed me the flexibility and time to enter the teaching end of the profession which provided many, many years of satisfaction and produced a number of successful students.  Never one to sit still, I also dabbled as a booking agent, sold cars, developed a drummer’s web store, started a mail order biz and got involved with classic cars; specializing in Corvettes.  Our daughter Debbie, is a grad from OSU and Pacific in Forest Grove, and is now a successful Occupational Therapist with her own company is Las Vegas i.e., “Tilton’s Therapy for Tots.”  Carol and I enjoy attending  as many “cruise-ins” as possible in the summer, spend winters in Las Vegas with our daughter and just take in this retired lifestyle daily.  My fondest memories of South Salem High are the basketball seasons when the pep band got to perform at all the home games.  Looking forward to seeing all you old people at the reunion!
369 Silver Hills Cir. SE.
Salem, Or 97306

 

Lynne Graham
My family moved up to British Columbia before my senior year, and I've so appreciated being included as an "alum" all of these years!  One of these days, I may be brave enough to detail my somewhat suspect years on this earth, but for now it's great to be in touch.  Hugs back to you, and all of the class of '62. Thanks so much for the update information on the Saxons' fiftieth class reunion. I won't be able to attend, as my mom (who just had her ninety-fourth birthday!) is usually here during that time. I really appreciate being included in all of the emails, and please give my warmest regards to everyone.
 

Connell Dyer
After graduating Jim Adams and I spent 6 months at Ft. Ord, CA serving in Oregon Nat Guard, but not before we drove around Salem during the Oct 12, '62 Columbus Day storm watching all the trees fall down. The day after we took the train down. The fall of '63 I attended the University of Oregon. I met and fell in love with a girl (Sallee) and we married our senior year in '66.(Just celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary this last December) After graduation I took a job in San Francisco and worked there until later part of '70 and returned to Salem with our first daughter (Tobie) and joined my dad in the insurance business. We had our second daughter (Aimee) in '71 and in '78 was elected to the City Council and served until '82. I then served on many boards and civic organizations. I sold my business in 2000. My wife who was a CPA with a large firm retired in 2009. We then moved to our lake cabin in northeast Washington about an hour northeast of Spokane where we spend most of the summer there when not traveling in our RV. We spend about 4 to 5 months of the winter in Mazatlan, Mexico where we have a house there since '73. We have five grandchildren 3 in Salem with our oldest daughter and 2 in Bend with our other daughter.
Life is a Beach
 

Clinton Holland
Currently I work at Paulson Investment Company in downtown Salem, Or.  I’ve been a registered representative for over 40 years and still enjoy working.  Since graduating, I have stayed in the Salem/Keizer area and recently bought a house on the river in Keizer.  I spent many years actively working with the little leagues in youth baseball, but my current project has been the new Keizer Rotary Amphitheater.  I helped in both building the facility and now help run the summer concert series. In 2009, it was a huge honor to have won the Keizer First Citizens Award.  I’m single and have 2 sons Kevin and Scott.
4315 Shoreline Dr. N.
Keizer, Or 97303

 

Ron Doan
After high school I went to Oregon State University and graduated in June, 1966. The next week, I married Mary Jane (Bishop) class of 1964. After six months in the National Guard, I started working for Pacific Power and Light and moved to Grants Pass as a sales representative.  From 1967-1999, we moved our family from Grants Pass, to Crescent City, Ca., Lake Oswego, Yreka, Ca., then back to Lake Oswego, to West Linn, and with a final move in 1986 to Roseburg where we currently reside. With Pacific Power I held various positions from sales representative, sales manager, Human Resources Director and Regional Manager before retiring in 1999. During those years we had four sons, Scott, Chris, Kyle and Quinn. They all attended and graduated from Oregon State University, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. They all found wonderful wives, three from OSU. Our oldest son, Scott, met his wife in Toronto. Our sons and daughters-in-law have blessed us with ten grandchildren, 6 boys and 4 girls. We made sure the Doan name lives on. After a two week retirement, I started working as the Business Executive Director of the local Cow Creek Indian Tribe. You may be familiar with the Seven Feathers Casino and Resort in Canyonville, located on I-5, and owned by the Tribe. I provide oversight of the businesses which the Tribe owns as well as serving as the General Manager for the Indian Electric Utility. The short retirement has now led to 13 years with the Tribe. I hope to finally retire within the next year or so. I love golfing and enjoy jet boating and traveling as well. I was fortunate to golf in Ireland and Scotland with my four sons celebrating my 60th birthday and then again last year with my brother-in-law Bob Flood. We have traveled to the Mediterranean, Egypt, Mexico and Hawaii and plan to visit Australia before too long. We enjoy taking winter trips to warm Palm Springs and spending a week each year at Lake Shasta with our family (20 of us) in the summer. We outgrew the houseboat so now we rent a house on the lake. I have managed to climb Mt. Hood, run a marathon  and learned to scuba dive. And I still snow ski with my sons and grandchildren, and keep active by following our grandchildren in their various sporting events. I also enjoy working in my yard and small fruit orchard and I am active in promoting the wine growing industry here in the Umpqua Valley.

 

Don Robinson
I enjoyed participating in football and wrestling and going to school dances and parties and hanging out with friends.  I graduated from Business College in Salem In 1966.  I moved to Klamath Falls where I worked for Weyerhauser as a timberlands accountant and production foreman.  I later entered into a partnership in a dairy/creamery business.  Then I returned to Salem and worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation and retired in 2008.  I have been married to my wonderful wife Nancy for 44 years.  We have two children: Russell (40) and Katie (37).  Russell lives in Kenosha, Wis., with his wife Dr. Jennifer Robinson, PhD and their three children Kirk (15), Brooke (9), and Tyler (7).  Russell works for the Federal Department of Defense as a Contract Administrator and in 2011 worked six months in Afghanistan.  Katie and husband Mike Sherman live with their son Mateo (5) on a small ranch near San Antonio, Texas.  She is a paralegal and he is an electrician.  They have horses and Mateo is a cowboy who loves Scooby Doo.  Nancy and I have traveled to France, Germany, Italy, Venice, and visited family in Florida, Wisconsin and Texas.  We enjoy blues music, sporting events, poker games, the Oregon coast, coffee with Saxon Classmates and working in the garden.  GO SAXONS!!!!!!!
 
Richard Stutrud
Lets start by listing schools, 1st-4th Bush School, 5th Morningside, then 6th Liberty, then Leslie JR High, then Judson JR High. Finally finished at South Salem HS.  While still in High School I enlisted in the Oregon Army National Guard (@ 17 yo) and after graduating I left for Fort Ord, California for basic training, after basic I went on to wheel vehicle maintenance also at FT Ord. I returned back home and decided to go to another Army school "Track vehicle/heavy equipment maintenance" this time at FT. Knox, Ky.  I again returned home and was hired full time working on Tanks, Trucks and hauling heavy equipment (Army) to various locations through out the NW ( Oregon, Washington and Idaho) after a number of years doing this I realized that the men and women who were in Aviation stayed much cleaner LOL. So I transferred to Army Aviation and went to rotary wing/fixed wing school, this time at FT. Rucker Alabama. Trained on OH-23, OH-13, OH-58, UH-1D, UH-1H helicopters. Fixed wing aircraft were OV-1C, OV-1D Mohawk, O-1, U6 Dehaviland Beaver, I stayed in aviation the rest of my 23yrs in the military, medical retirement out of Army Aviation due to failing to pass my annual flight physical (diabetic).  I then was employed with Marion County Sheriff office as a Deputy Sheriff and worked there until my retirement in 1997, and then worked part time with the Sheriff's office for another 2 yrs and decided it was time to be really retired and am still enjoying being retired.   I am still married (same one) to "Judy" both our boy's are married and have kids, we have lived in our same home near Turner for 35  or so years, we have decided to downsize and build a new home with less property to maintain.  We like to travel some (we have a travel trailer) I still build and fly RC planes. I enjoy shooting and like to go to Christmas Valley, Oregon to shoot several times a year don't hunt much anymore due to arthritis which limits how much I can walk (things could be worse).  I enjoy the monthly SSHS breakfast get together chatting and getting to catch up with old friends. Oh, one more thing, I feel Jim Gunder needs a big thanks for all his efforts and time he puts in on keeping me and others reminded of the 3rd Thursday of each month.