Class of '58 Jefferson High School Class of '58

 


 JEFF JABBERS


Jeff classmate Mark Miller recently had many of his life accomplishments published in the Oregonian in an article by Sports reporter Bill Monroe.  The article focused on fishing and how it was woven into the fabric of several books, epistles, novels and sermons Mark has written.  Bill outlined Mark’s life including his days at Stanford University starring on the baseball mount with a 2.80 ERA that was good enough to earn offers from the L.A Dodgers and the Pittsburg Pirates.  Spurning the Majors, he went on to get a Doctorate from Yale Divinity seminary and a career in the ministry with the United Church of Christ. Serving as pastor of churches in Eugene, Colorado, Ohio and Illinois he ending his career as a regional director of a district that had dozens of churches.  Along the way, Mark published his first book, “Cast Your Net, Reflections on Life, Ministry and Fishing” available from the website Markhenrymiller.com.  Subsequently, he has written four novels including “ Murder on the Tillamook Bay” and a book of epistles “ Hooked on Life”.  Mark and his wife Diane reside in Austin, Texas, but in August you might see him if you’re salmon fishing at Buoy 10 off the mouth of the Columbia. If you do, give him a “thumbs up” for being another great representative of the  Jeff High Class of ’58.

 
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Classmate Dick Peterson reports that he has finally hung up his dentist drill. After 40 years as a practicing dentist, and several stints performing charitable dental work with low income groups and third world countries.  Now he can concentrate on his goal: 1000 golf courses played.  He has approximately 600 under his belt so far after visiting more than 30 states, and several foreign countries including the St. Andrews course in Scotland. So… the goal is well within sight. Dick, maybe you can persuade classmate and dentist Dave Longtin to retire as well.

Your editor is sad to report the recent passing great Demo baseball pitcher, friend, and beloved classmate Joe Dobie. We also mourn the passing of Demo Sharon King who died of a sudden heart attack.

Donna Manley Vetere has moved back from Kaiwah Island on the East Coast, to Ohio.  Her new address is 10058 Cartgate Court
Dublin, OH 43017
(937) 219-8535 - Cell

Classmate Roger Rollins and wife JoAnn recently traveled to Italy. Their trip included stops in Rome, Florence, Pisa, Milan, the lake district, Venice, Assi, Serento, Pompii and Capri. In the Eternal City they enjoyed a public audience with the Pope, before viewing St. Peters, the Sistine Chapel, and Vatican library /museum. Here’s a shot of Roger and JoAnn on the isle of Capri overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Bonnie Huget Hamilton has finally retired from her job at Bonneville Power, but not content to settle into retirement she has taken on the role of entrepreneur by starting a food cart business. Bonnie’s cart is called The GF (gluten free) Chef and is located at 4th and West Burnside, Wednesday thru Sunday, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.  For further information you can reach Bonnie at 503-927-9880 or gfchef.webs.com  Stop by for some quick nourishment, and perhaps catch Bonnie to share Jeff High stories of the good ole days.  

Demo Katy Gilbo Farley sends this bit of advice when seniors need to respond to the younger generation about the troubles of the world:


Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.
HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took:

The
 melody out of music,
The
 pride out of appearance,
The
 courtesy out of driving,
The
 romance out of love,
The
 commitment out of marriage,
The
 responsibility out of parenthood,
The
 togetherness out of the family,
The
 learning out of education,
The
 service out of patriotism,
The
 Golden Rule from rulers,
The
 nativity scene out of cities,
The
 civility out of behavior,
The
 refinement out of language,
The
 dedication out of employment,
The
 prudence out of spending,
The
 ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.

 

Demo Lyle Lilja sends along information about an upcoming golf tournament benefiting the Jefferson High Alumni Fund.  Here are the details: