JUNE 24, 2010

OHS five class reunion held June 11-13

By Merle Loseth

   The Orofino High School Classes 1953-1957 attendance at a reunion over the weekend of June 11, 12 and 13, was over 200 including classmates and spouses. A committee consisting of members from each class met several times in Orofino, over the past year planning the event.

   A welcome break in the weather allowed the reunion attendees to meet at the City Park on Friday evening with finger foods and visiting.

   On Saturday, a banquet was held at Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge, catered by Dining on The Edge. The program coordinated by Merle Loseth included speakers from each class and a report on the recent closing of the school building which housed grades 1-12 during the mid fifties, when these classes were in high school.

   Also reviewed was the activity on the Levon Chase/O.H.S. Alumni Scholarship Fund, 300 Dunlap Road, established in 1993. To date 35 Orofino High School seniors have been the recipient of $500 Scholarships for a total of $17,500.00. Alumni were encouraged to continue contributing to the scholarship fund either individually or as a graduating class contribution.

   Woody Bausch, photographer for the evening and OHS Alumni and former music instructor at Pierce/Weippe plans to donate a portion of his fees toward the scholarship fund and challenges others in attendance contribute also.

   On Sunday the group met again in the City Park for coffee and light brunch provided class members.  


OHS 1953 class picture: back row standing, Merle Bobbitt Loseth, Marigay Nelson Harkins, Hal Harber, Duane Millard, Jane Klaus Clarke, Starre Barnett, Betty Blackburn Donohue, Ginger Muller Rowland, Roger Price; front row seated: Jasper Avery, Laverne “Kelly” Hill, Janice Weller Pfliiger, Genevieve Madson McNeeley, Joanne Shriver Hutchinson, Mary Ellen Ogston Pridmore, Louise Grasser Beavert, Dale Richardson.  Photo by Woody Bausch.

OHS 1954 class picture: back row standing, Charles Walrath, Bill Purcell, Neil Berry, Jerry Profitt, Ron Purcell, Dale Daniels, Jack Dahl, Gerri Roby Lemmon, Mary Lucas Filkins, Gerri Konkol Bird, Bryce Noah, Alice Barnett, Bob Dupea, Larry Blenden; front row seated, Phil Johnson, Marvel Grasser Muhonen, Helen Pederson Vernon, Madonna Adams Ehrsom, Pat Adams Millard, Dorothy Lacey Townsend, Audrey Ross Steiner, Jeanette Springston Stolte, Eleanor Grassel Moore, Violet Pederson Lee.  Photo by Woody Bausch.


OHS 1955 class picture: back row standing, Patsy Wright Leonard, Pat Spencer Baldwin, Fred Kelly, Georganna Helm Wilfong, Carolyn Gleason Mattson, Dale George, Ron Titus, Sandy Schilling, Bud Schwartzkopf, Chuch Johnson, John Werner, Bill Schuback, Tim Barnett, Bob Johnson, Cleve Hunter, Harry Walrath, Bob Dononhue, Bill Ankney, Larry Leonard; front row seated, Mary Lou Williams Galloway, Mary Jean West, Alice Clarke Kiernan, Donna Miller Swatman, Peggy Rhueby Cooper, Sue Hutchinson Blenden, Sylvia Stoddard Bousard, Shirley Mullikin Purcell, Nancy Korvola Stillings, Anita Germann Olson.  Photo by Woody Bausch.

OHS 1956 class picture: back row standing, Darlene Larson Newland, David Leeper, Ken Hasse, Deena Crawford Gilmore, Rita Tucker Sparks, Pauline Harris Braaten, Butch Erbst, Joan Helm Hill, John Kinney, Judy Peterka Daniels, Judy Raschka Longfellow, Shirley Mittendork LeBlance, Larry Roy, Bill Smith, Charles Partee; front row seated, Clarence Shine, Nellin Slocum Rheuby, Norene Plank Burch, Eunice Weinmann Kincaid, Prudy Mitchell Schubach, Carla Bonner Allen, Beverly Nelson, Jolene Leonard Peirson, Jackie Lonie Soule, Myrna Alteneder Grasser.  Photo by Woody Bausch.

OHS 1957 class picture: back row standing, Darlene Johnson Anderst, Charlette Weinmann Montoya, Larry Hollibaugh, Nancy Philpot Montambo, Carolyn Luffman Sundh, Joan Green Kroupa, John West, Janet Packwood Mackey, Mick Gough, Larry Packwood, Bob Dahl, Norman Baugh, Mazie Price Hightower, Karen Ruzzocconi Hollinga; front row seated, Joanne Mullikin Montambo, Dolly Swatman Cooke, Rae McArthur Thomason, Joan Danner Williams, Jeanette Adams Barnett, Carlene Carrico Tyler, Myrna Miles Berry, Linda Martin Burke. Photo by Woody Bausch.