Class of '58 Jefferson High School Class of '58


JEFF JABBERS

Despite the slowdown in real estate nation wide, realtor Don Stepp is staying too busy to retire. Relax Don, and throttle back. If you retired, you would be doing your patriotic duty by letting some of the starving realtors in the area have a chance.

Lyle Lilja reports the lovely home he and his wife Joan share on the Sandy River survived the recent flood without damage. Now if he could only build a bigger garage to house more Oldsmobiles, his paradise would be complete.  Gee, Lyle, maybe you and Sam Parker should get together and rent a warehouse. Sam is well known among Portland auto cognesenti for his significant car collection. Sam, how about bringing one of them to the next luncheon?

Dick Peterson is still a practicing dentist working a couple of days a week in St. Helens, when he isn’t off on a mission helping Medical Teams in third world countries. Dick stays fit by running, and playing a round of golf every week, rain or shine.

Retired dentist Dave Longtin stays active by teaching at Oregon Health Sciences University. He says it is extremely satisfying work mentoring the young students.

Pat Green is staying busy back in Sherburne, New York as President of Real Egg Farms, Inc., a firm marketing a unique egg product to the hospitality industry and the federal government. Pat says the work is challenging, but misses the Pacific Northwest. Pat, stay warm in those cold New York winters.

Linda Bergshied Chesney opens her home one weekend each summer when she and her husband Joe host touring model railroad enthusiasts as part of a tour sponsored by the Rose City Model Railroad Club. Joe’s G-scale railroad is a marvel to behold, encompassing both the yard and the basement.   Linda, how about hosting another luncheon at your home so more Demos can see the truly amazing layout.

Chuck Grindell is active in education circles in the state of Washington. His experiences rearing two young daughters has made him as a valuable contributor to several focus groups and boards that are in the process of redefining secondary education in the Evergreen state. Keep up the work good Chuck, because we need today’s education to be as solid as we were fortunate to experience in the 50’s at Jeff High.  

Roger Rollins and his wife JoAnn received the “Best Chris Craft” trophy at the Maritime Heritage Festival show in downtown Portland. Their boat “Princess” is a restored classic 1955 Chris Craft mahogany runabout. Roger has served as President of the Antique and Classic Boat Society local chapter for the past two years.

Jean Sells Williams recently disclosed that her first name is Gloria. Oh well, what’s in a name?  We like you either way, Gloria Jean.

Dick Murdoch has a new e-mail address: murdochdick@gmail.com

Don Baird has a new e-mail address: d3baird@gmail.com

Carole Evens passes on the following news about her family: “Maybe it was the fact that his brother Bob married in 2007 at the age of 43 that encouraged my youngest son Jon to decide it was time for him to wed as well”

Ron Sletta stays busy in the property management business a few days a week, and has a new e-mail address: csawakening@comcast.net

Kay Tittle Johnson has an e-mail address: FXRDGMNR@gmail.com