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May 2013

   

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Since we had our last event, our 55 year reunion, another year has flown by, so it’s time to catch up on some news, good and bad.  

First, those who missed our 55 year event missed out on a great experience. We didn’t go “all out” as we did for the 50th, but it was special nonetheless. First we saw a bunch of classmates at the picnic at the fairgrounds, including Wayne Copeland, who left Mariposa after the 8th grade, so was in the class of ’57 but not in Mariposa; as well as Charles Noblet, who was with us during Freshman year, but managed to avoid the camera and wasn’t in the yearbook.

In the evening, Ed and Debbie Davis played host at their beautiful hilltop property above Midpines, where they are remodeling the home Ed lived in when his family first came to Mariposa County. Ed showed off his skills as a barbecue chef, and approximately 30 classmates and guests enjoyed an outstanding potluck supper, as well as precious time with many friends from the past.

Photos from the event are on line here and here, as well as the bottom of this page.

We aren’t planning any specific activities for the picnic this year, but hope to see some of you at the Fairgrounds on June 15.

Bad news came on a regular basis, as a number of our classmates lost their spouses. In late 2011 Larry, husband of Julie Williamson Clark passed away, followed in early 2012 by Larry Miller, husband of Win Wiswall Miller. Judy Sicher-Golder lost her Ted in September 2012, Carolyn, wife of Casey Franck passed away in December 2012, and Pete, husband of Loretta Acord Erickson died early in 2013.

Also in September 2011 classmate Gayle Kelly passed away, and in December 2012 we lost James “Tuck” Deshaies, as well as Ebel Thatcher. He was in our class only through the 7th grade, but those of us who attended school in Bootjack remember him well.

Not long after our reunion, Lee DeLaMare’s husband Tom was diagnosed with cancer. He went through a series of treatments, which first showed promise, but he ultimately lost the battle on April 30.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these classmates and friends, who will continue to live in our memory.

We also send best wishes to Bryce Green, who has been having some health problems with pain in his limbs. The problem has not yet been identified, but we wish Bryce a quick recovery.

Turning to more positive news, we received a note from Beverly Van Gundy Bowman, who will miss the picnic because she and her husband Wes are on an extensive motor home trip, visiting relatives in southern California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Montana.

Bev Baker Williams and her partner Bob will be heading to Sandpoint, ID in August for the marriage of her oldest granddaughter.

Dick Estel is having fun spoiling his first great grandchild, Colton James Upshaw, born in December. Spoiling duties are shared by daughter Teri and her husband Tim, who are enjoying their first grandchild. The proud parents are their son Johnny and wife Brittany.


ADDRESS CHANGE
: Loretta Acord Erickson’s new address is 5712 145th SW, Edmonds, WA 98026.  


DID YOU KNOW
? In 1932 the Mariposa High sports teams were known as the Mariposa Miners, and the colors were green and white.


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Linda Davis and Raymond Main Lee Nixon DeLaMare Wes & Beverly Van Gundy Bowman
Linda Davis and Raymond Main Lee Nixon DeLaMare Wes & Beverly Van Gundy Bowman
   
Tom DeLaMare and Buck Zimmerman Beverly Rust Hibpschman Alma Rhoan Green & Bryce Green
Tom DeLaMare and Buck Zimmerman Beverly Rust Hibpschman Alma Rhoan Green & Bryce Green
   
Linda Barnes Davis & Jerry Davis
Ed Davis prepares to serve the ribs
Wayne Copeland
Linda Barnes Davis & Jerry Davis
Ed Davis prepares to serve the ribs
Wayne Copeland
   
Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman and Gayle Tutsch Francis Merle O'Hagen Bronson and Anne Westley Brew Gail Tutsch Francis, Gary Glodrey, Bev Baker Williams, DeLoiris Glodrey 
Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman and Gayle Tutsch Francis Merle O'Hagen Bronson and Anne Westley Brew

Gail Tutsch Francis, Gary Glodrey, Bev Baker Williams, DeLoiris Glodrey

      
Wes & Bev Van Gundy Bowman; Dottie Smith Pingiczer Linda Barnes Davis, Dottie Pingiczer, Beverly Bowman Lois Bailey Shafer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Linda Barnes Davis, Beverly Baker Williams, Dick Estel
Wes & Bev Van Gundy Bowman; Dottie Smith Pingiczer Linda Barnes Davis, Dottie Pingiczer, Beverly Bowman (front)

Lois Bailey Shafer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Linda Barnes Davis, Beverly Baker Williams, Dick Estel (kneeling)

   
Charles Noblet Looking toward Highway 140 from Davis Ranch Fields next to house on Davis Ranch
Charles Noblet Looking toward Highway 140 from Davis Ranch Fields next to house on Davis Ranch
   
    Class of 1957    

Class of 1957 (Front): Bryce Green, Ainslee McDonald, Gary Glodrey, Wayne Copeland, Ed Davis, Raymond Main, Dick Estel; (Back): Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman, Linda Barnes Davis, Lois Bailey Shafer, Bev Van Gundy Bowman, Anne Westley Brew, Dotty Smith Pingiczer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Bev Baker Williams, Bob Curtiss, Merle O'Hagan Bronson
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Updated May 25, 2013