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01/10/20 01:53 PM #161    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Arnold Thomas Hill, 77, of Nampa, died Jauary 1, 2020 in a Nampa hospital.

Tom (Arnold) Hill, as he preferred to be called was born on January 18, 1942 to Gertrude (Eggers) Hill and Lawrence Robert Hill in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He later married Beverly Anne Moore on November 26, 1965 in Pocatello, Idaho.  Together they had one daughter, Clarice.  Tom served in the Vietnam War for the U.S. Army and worked for the Railroad.  He was a very sweet, loving man who loved his family very much and will be very much missed by his family.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Hill and his parents Gertrude and Lawrence Hill..  Tom is survived by his daughter, Clarice Summers; grandkids Hayden and Arianna; his sister, Linda Norgaard; and brother, Lawrence Hill.  There will be a celebration of Tom's life at Wellsprings, 2105 12th Avenue Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83686 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Services will be held in Pocatello, Idaho at a later date.  An online guest book is available at


02/03/20 04:13 PM #162    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Douglas Lemmon notified me of the passing of James Walton.

"Classmate James Walton passed away on January 23, 2020 at the age of 76 in Provience St. Peter Hospital in Lacey/Olympia, Washington.  Services were on February 1, 2020 at 11am, with a viewing at 10 am at Woodlawn Funeral Chapel in Lacey".   Last known address on James was Alberta, Canada.   


RIP James

02/03/20 08:11 PM #163    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Do you ever think of one of our classmates, someone you grew up with, and wonder whatever happened to them??  At a funeral a couple of weeks ago, we ran into Doug Palmer (no relation) and I asked him about his sister and our classmate, Sevola Palmer.  He said her son was in the process of moving her and her husband, Cal, into an assisted living home as she has dementia.  I talked with the son this afternoon and he said her short term memory is really bad, but her long term is still good and he was sure she would remember people from high school.  So, if you would like to send a card with a memory.....

Sevola Palmer Farmer

1150 South Main

Bountiful, Utah 84010


03/14/20 02:33 AM #164    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

I contacted the niece who notified us of Roger Pellum's passing and received this reply:

"He passed on 2/8/2020.  He was in hospice care at home.  They cremated him and spread his ashes.  However, they never did an Obituary.  Im not sure why my Aunt decided against it."

The last known address we have for Roger and Arlene is

Roger Pellum

9639 Villa Springs Cove

Sandy, Utah 84070


RIP Roger


06/13/20 10:23 PM #165    


Kerry R. Johnson



Thanks to Bob Simmonds.. and Rod Carlson for the nice birthday wishes, and birthday wishes back to both of you fine gentleman sorry I don t know the dates..                                  Kerry






08/06/20 05:06 PM #166    


RaNae Green (Palmer)



                                               SAVE THE DATES


Our 60th class reunion is coming up next year (2021).   Discussing this with classmates who attend our monthly luncheons, the majority are in favor of combining ours with the 50+ Reunion held each September at the Clarion Inn.  Tentative plans are to have a meet-and-greet on Friday night (this would be for just our class members) then attend the 50+ luncheon on Saturday and finish up with a Sunday breakfast (for just our class members).


The dates are:                       Friday, September 10, 2021

                                             Saturday September 11, 2021

                                             Sunday, September 12, 2021


If you have other suggestions, we would appreciate your input.  Post your suggestions here or text Karen Twitchell Halford 208-521-9181 or RaNae Green Palmer 208-339-6608.


You will receive more information from the reunion committee as plans are finalized.







08/07/20 09:57 AM #167    


Jacqueline Taylor (Voyles)

I really do not like the Saturday dinner that comes with the over 50.  Bad food. You cannot walk around and visit class members.  I liked the picnic we had at Ross Park for the 55th.  Free to visit with everyone.  Great food.  Very casual.


Jackie Voyles

08/07/20 02:15 PM #168    

Kathleen Chandler (Parrish)

I have not attended any of the 50+ reunions but it sounds fun and probaably an economical way to do the reunion, however Jackie's comment is worth noting and discussing.  Kathleen Parrish



08/16/20 01:11 PM #169    


Judith Stark (Stowell)

I would support a connection with the 50+ reunion group. I have only attended one of these before and would note that the meal was a lunch and not a dinner. I enjoyed it and did also enjoy the ability to walk around and greet members of other classes who attended school during our years. We also had the privilege of hearing some great historical comments about the school and its traditions. Dr.Lloyd Call spoke to us as did others from this long ago classes. It was a rewarding experience. And if a lot come to this portion they make sure that there is room and highlight the attendance due to the significant reunion being held. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed. I appreciate these pieces of information. 

08/25/20 04:51 PM #170    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Louise E. Ferguson Sheridan passed away on January 11, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.   Her given name was Elva Louise Ferguson Sheridan.


Louise was a kind, caring shy girl.  RIP Louise.

09/25/20 11:28 PM #171    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Michelle Holman Woodand was born on January 27, 1943 in Mesa, Arizona to Albert and LaVina Norman Holman.  The Holmans moved their family to Pocatello soon after where Michelle was raised along with her five siblings.

Milchelle was a very cheerful, energetic child.  In Junior High at Alameda s he participated on the tumbling team, the Drill team, and the Cheerleading team.  She also loved to sing and began performing duets with her twin sister at the age of three.  She continued to be in demand as a vocalist throughout her life.  She taught private voice lessons, includidng teaching  several of her children and grandchildren.

Michelle attended Pocatello High School graduating in 1961.  While in High School she was involved in Drama and Gate City Singers.  She attended Ricks College, Brigham Young University and Idaho State University before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She was called to the West Mexican Mission, where she learned to speak Spanish, serving from 1964-1966.  

She married William Henry Woodland on November 23rd, 1966 in the Idaho Falls Temple.  They raised seven children.  She held many church callings, and enjoyed working in the Idaho Falls temple.  She and Bill have forty-three grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Michelle passed away peacefully in her home after a four-month fight with ovarian cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28,.2020 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4600 Victory Road in Chuubbuck, Idaho.  A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W Chubbuck Road and one hour prior to services at the church until 10:45 a.m.  Interment will follow services in the Mountain View Cemetary in Pocatello.


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You can read the full obituary on Wilk's Funeral Home website.


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Michelle and Mary Nelle attended our monthly luncheons two or three times in the last couple of years.  It was so good to see and visit with them.  RIP Michelle.






11/08/20 06:59 PM #172    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

"In loving memory of Jana Gay Lords Harris was born in Pocatello, Idaho July 6, 1943.  She passed away on September 1, 2020 with her family by her bedside.  She was 77 years young.  The daughter of Spencer Lords & Verna Marvena Hall Lords (Pocatello, Idaho).  Jana joined her deceased husband Tommy Harris and her brothers Dennis Lord, Darwin Lords.  Jana is survived by her sisters Dovey Ames, Karen Klemm, Shella Johnson and her children Robbie Davis, Jodi Rehm, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Jana posted this on her Facebook just a month before she passed away.  "My family is my greatest treasure.  Even if we aren't alway perfect.  I love them with all my heart".  Her Friends and Family meant the world to her in more ways than you will ever know.  Jana will be missed by her family, friends and anyone that has ever met her.  Jana didn't go away.  She still walks beside us everyday.  Love you more Mom. "


RIP Jana 

11/08/20 07:06 PM #173    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

"Classmate Francy Marie Paul Patchett, 77, passed away on November 5, 2020.  Honoring her wishes, Francy will be cremated under the care of Downard Funeral Home.  There are no public services planned at this time.  An obituary will be in a future edition of the Joournal."


Francy was married to classmate Dick Patchett, who passed away in 2019.


RIP Francy

01/14/21 06:35 PM #174    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Carol Jean Hertel Camphouse passed away on November 11, 2020.  RIP Cadrol.

01/14/21 06:36 PM #175    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Clariel Ann Jepsen Morris passed away on November 1, 2020.  RIP Clariel.

01/23/21 10:48 AM #176    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Richard Gassman passed away January 5, 2021.  He retired last year from his dental practice.  Richard lived in ElCajon, CA and is survived by his wife Vi, of fifty years, and three chidren.  Richard served in the Marines.  RIP Richard

01/24/21 02:29 PM #177    

Kathleen Chandler (Parrish)

Richard was such a good person.  I wish the best for his family and wish goodwill for his progress forward.

01/28/21 12:57 AM #178    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

                                                   60TH CLASS REUNION


Karen Halford and I have been discussing our 60th Class Reunion and have run into a few snags.  Originally we had planned to combine it with "The Over 50 Reunion" scheduled for September 10, 11 and 12 to be held at The Clarion Inn.   The Clarion Inn has shut down and had been sold.  Later it was reported the sale fell through and the owner was going to update it and planned to reopen it.  Karen went to The Clarion, it is still locked and no one was around.  The former Red Lion does not have any food service at this time.  "The Over 50 Reunion Committee" has not begun to plan for this year due to the virus..  


We need your input so we know whether to proceed.  We don't want to waste our time or the class money if most wouldn't come this year.  So, please give us your feedback on the following choices.


1.  Continue planning for September 10-12 hoping Clarion or Red Lion will be up and running.

2.  Plan September 10-12 at the casino/hotel at Fort Hall, they have big banquet rooms.

3.  Plan for 1 day only, Saturday September 11th at the covered pavilion at Ross Park.  This would be more         casual and less expensive.  We could have the food catered by Del Monte or The Sandtrap.

4.  Delay the reunion for a year and have a 61st reunion.


PLEASE respond either here or text or email.  THANKS

Karen Halford      208-521-9181

RaNae Palmer     208-339-6608




01/28/21 11:11 AM #179    

Linda Maguire (Stanly)

Thanks for your efforts with this. Postponing a year - #4 - is the safest choice I think. 


01/28/21 11:32 AM #180    

Mary Wilkerson (Boyter)

Appreciate all your work, agree with Linda, opt for #4.  Mary Wilkerson-Boyter



01/28/21 09:51 PM #181    

Kathleen Chandler (Parrish)

My choice is postpone for a year but there my be many more gone in a year so second choice is the pavillion at Ross Park.  Kathleen Parrish

01/29/21 09:06 AM #182    


Jack B. Williams

I don't know if this is the right venue to respond to the ongoing discussion on our next reunion, but here are my thoughts:  With our age and the increasing availablility of Covid 19 vaccines, we should hope for the best and certainly can expect a safer environment by this fall.  So I opt for a gathering at Ross Park.  I think that is option number 3.

Jack Williams (Las Vegas)

01/29/21 11:17 PM #183    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Tim Welch called me this afternoon and with his permission I'll share some of our conversation.


Tim said he won't be coming to our reunion but if he were he would choose number 3, having it at Ross Park.  Tim informed me that he has advanced cancer and is doing treatments.  He said he still drives and goes for a Sunday drive each week.  He has also had diabetes for years which has resulted in several parts of his body not working properly.  He said it is hard to think about dying, I agreed and added that none of us know when our number will be up or what we will go through at the end.  He wanted me to give his regards to all of our classmates, he said he wishes the best for each of you.  I wished him the same.


If you would like to contact Tim or drop him a card, here is his information


Tim Welch

1029 37th Avenue Southwest

Albany, OR 97321      541-619-9795


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We haven't had much feedback on the reunion choices.  You can respond here or via the numbers - emails listed  in yesterdays message.  Thanks to those who have responded, much appreciated.

As a reminder . . . . . . . if you know of any other classmates who are ill, or have new addresses please share so we can keep our mailing addresses up-to-date.  Thanks



01/30/21 08:34 PM #184    


Stanley Zweigart

If we still want to have our reunion the closure of the Clarion is not a problem, if the Fort Hall banquet rooms are available and they are serving food.

          I don’t believe you will get many from out of town of any distance to come for a one day picnic but it is still an option if most want to go that direction. It’s not much time to see one another if you come from a long distance.

          To delay one year may be better if the COVID pandemic is over or mostly over, but there is no guarantee that will be.  However it is also an option if most want to do that.

          It seems like our class mates are dropping from life like leaves from trees in October, so the more time that goes by the less will be there.  I guess I will go along with the majority so the majority will be pleased.

01/31/21 01:51 PM #185    


Gary Hoff

I agree with Stan 100%, Personally I would prefer a schedule similar to our past reunions so if that requires a delay or Fort Hall, so be it, depending on state of Covid.  Since I live in Blackfoot now, makes little difference to me and I'll go along with majority rule.

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