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Paul E Logsdon
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Paul Logsdon
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Paul E. Logsdon, 71, died October 23, 2012 at Eagle Springs Memory Care in College Place, Washington.
 
After graduating from WaHi in 1959 I joined the Navy.  After my discharge I enrolled at the Walla Walla College in College Place, WA. where my family lived.  After receiving my Engineering degree and graduating I went to work for IBM mostly in the Northwest until retirement.  In 1964 I married my wife Joann.  We have one son Mark who lives in Arizona and works as a long haul truck driver.  My wife and I traveled abroad also for IBM.  I retired and so did my wife.  We lived in Albuquerque, NM.  We traveled a lot with our camper fishing, hunting, boating, reading and lots of sight seeing.  After my wife passed away I hooked up my trailer and headed to Washington and ended up purchasing a home in Waitsburg, Washington where I now live.  I belong to the commerical club in Waitsburg, the Walla Walla Elks Club and enjoy seeing friends there and meeting new ones.  I have reaquainted with a classmate Lorna (Fletcher) Johnson and we have been seeing each other for about 6 years now.  She lives in Walla Walla and I in Waitsburg, Wa.  We like traveling and have been to Scotland, Alaska on a cruise and Las Vegas.  I still enjoy fishing and spending time with old classmates and other close friends I have met since my return to Walla Walla.
Linda Lommasson
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Janet Long (Risser)
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1942 - 2009

Janet died on June 4, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born to Dr. and Mrs. W.E. Long in Boston, where her father was completing his medical education.  After leaving Boston, the family moved to several military posts, following her father's military service assignment.  In 1946, the family took residence in Dallas while her father completed training in his specialty.  The family moved to Walla Walla in 1951.

Janet attended local grade schools and graduated from Wa-Hi.  She then received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and went on to complete a master's degree at UC Berkeley, and the Sorbonne, Paris, France, and earned an MBA at Standord Graduate School of Business.

Her career in the business world was divided almost equally between working in corporate cash management at Bank of America, San Francisco, and as a financial systems designer at VISA, International.  When she retired in 2001, she returned to take up residence in Walla Walla.

She loved Walla Walla's lovely natural setting, its historic homes, and beautiful parks and trees.  She enjoyed river rafting, national and foreign travel, playing duplicate bridge, bird-watching, gardening and reading.

She is survived by two daughters, Jessica of Providence, Rhode Island and Jill, of San Francisco.  Other surviving family members include two sisters, Roberta Long Wilson of Walla Walla and Judith Long Rosow of Boston; a brother, William E. Long of Anchorage and her father, Dr. W.E. Long of Walla Walla.  A private service is planned.

(from U-B obit dated 7 June, 2009)
Brian Lucarelli
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Chief Financial Officer Alco Investment Company Single Again 3
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John MacMurdo
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b.  28 June 1942

d.  08 April 1991, in Northhampton, Mass. or Amhurst, Maine

After Wa-Hi, Johnny stayed in Walla Walla and attended Whitman College as a freshman and sophomore.  He then joined the Army for one tour of duty.  After the Army, he began using his musical talent by playing in piano bars in San Francisco.  Heading north, his next stop was Seattle where he entertained patrons at various venues, including the Edgewater Inn on the waterfront, where the likes of Johnny Ray also had played piano.  Our Johnny was known by the stage name of Johnny Earl.  Along his musical journey he played church music and made a CD of the same.  He moved to Amherst, Maine where he became ill and struggled with his health for some time, succumbing to his illness in the spring of 1989.  He was able to come back to Walla Walla in the fall of 1988 to visit family and friends for the last time.  He is greatly missed along with so many of our fellow classmates who have left us prematurely.
Mark Mahnke
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I attended only senior year at Wa-Hi as my father's work with Bonneville Power took us to Eugene, Oregon for my 9th, 10th and 11th grades of school. I have fond memories of four years at Sharpstein and Pioneer (5th through 8th grades), when we lived on Whitman Street across from that wonderful playground. I was saddened to read of the death of Tom Turner, who was a good friend in that time and place . I regret that I lost touch with him. However, over the years I have enjoyed seeing Kelly Farris, who also lived in the same neighborhood. Our paths even crossed for one year in the late 60's in Washington, D.C. when we were both on Army active duty. I did college, medical school, psychiatry training and child psychiatry training mostly in the Boston area. I returned home to Walla Walla summers of 1960 and 1961, working at Birdseye and for the Forest Service, but my father moved to Portland, Oregon, and the east side of Portland became my West Coast home for years. I didn't return to Walla Walla until a brief, sentimental journey through in 1986 with my Dad and family. Last summer (2008) I had a wonderful weekend in Walla Walla and environs at the annual conference of the Washington Ornithological Society. I loved rediscovering downtown, Sharpstein, Whitman and Dixie, Kooskooskie and Biscuit Ridge. Kelly came over from Seattle, and at a bar (somewhere near where the drive-in used to be on the old east side highway) we watched the Celtics nail the Lakers. So, in short, I was in New England, mostly Boston area, from 1959 to 1992, when my wife Jessica (also a child psychiatrist) and I moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to help the University of South Dakota start a child psychiatry residency.   After eight productive years there we moved to Bath, Maine, near where we had summered for many years. Retired from clinical work now, we are enjoying travel (a 2008 Winnebago View to transport our Maine Coon Cat), grown children and eight grandchildren. My youngest child Amanda is working in D.C. as Communications Director for Congressman Rick Larson, who represents the 2nd Congressional District. I have a sister in Buckley, a brother in Kalispell, MT and three first cousins in Oregon. I have been active with a local Maine Audubon Chapter, Merrymeeting Audubon, and try to stay fit with rec. basketball, walking and yard work. We also enjoy playing recorders. I welcome wandering classmates to look us up when you're traveling this way. I have tried to keep this brief. I have a fond memory from Wa-Hi of Agnes Little in senior English loving a two-page book review that I wrote of War and Peace by Tolstoy. Send Mark a MessageSend Mark a Message
Bob Mansfield
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Semi-retired Married 3
Spouse:  Sandy
Children:  2 Sons and 1 Daughter
Grandchildren:  1 Grandson & 2 Granddaughters
Activities/Hobbies:  Motorcycle touring, kayaking, photography, church

(* To tell the story without mention of my better half would be leaving out the better half of my story.)
 
1959: Graduated from Wa-Hi and worked for Gardner and Company in Walla Walla for a year before attending college.
 
1961: enrolled in WSU’s electrical engineering curriculum. While at WSU, met my future wife, Sandy, while working a summer for Pacific Power and Light in Walla Walla. She was at the airport waiting a ride to Dayton and I was on a coffee break. We discovered that we shared a common college and that we both had spent many of our growing-up summers at Priest Lake. We enlarged our relationship when I returned to WSU that fall.
 
1965: left WSU with a BSEE and engaged to Sandy. Went to work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Sandy and I were married just before her graduation as she was able to get her student teaching assignment in the Tri-Cities. We worked there six years in various engineering positions and upon leaving was supervising one of the N-Reactor Operations crews. Nixon was shutting the “Atoms For Peace” plan down so it appeared that staying at Hanford would be riding a dying horse. Sandy taught in the public schools during those years. We had one daughter during the time at Hanford and had found our way back to church life. We were teaching one of the junior high groups at Central United Protestant Church in Richland when we left for an engineering position with Washington Water Power in Spokane.
 
1971: we arrived in Spokane and began a 30-year career with Washington Water Power (now Avista Utilities). Sandy taught in both public and private schools over the years, except the years our now three children were preschool. Sandy spent much time with the Seattle Science Center outreach and has been honored numerous times for her skill at exciting young children about learning … particularly science subjects. She still teaches for Mobius in Spokane, one of the community supported children’s learning opportunities in Spokane. My career moved from engineering transmission and distribution systems, overseeing hydroelectric facility construction, and eventually working with the public on construction projects and controversial environmental cleanup projects. Both Sandy and I have continued our involvement with the church and church activities. Both of us taught the Bethel Bible series for a number of years.
 
2001: Retired in January and am employed part-time (a flex employee) for CH2M Hill doing work in business emergency preparedness, continuity of operations planning, physical security and threat analysis. I serve on the Spokane Plan Commission and work with the City/County Disaster Planning efforts. We enjoy most seasons at Priest Lake. Two of our children, a son and a daughter and two of our grandchildren are in Spokane. Our other son is married and in Oslo, Norway at the moment and has one child and one on the way.
 
Sandy and I enjoy photography, hiking, boating, kayaking and most anything at Priest Lake. We travel occasionally and have enjoyed several trips to Mississippi and Louisiana to do Katrina Relief work in the last several years. We visit our son and his family in Norway. We now have a sport touring motorcycle and are enjoying some longer trips during the summers.
 
We look forward to connecting with the class of 1959 this summer.
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Jim Manson
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Henry Marshall
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1959 - joined the U.S. Navy – 2 years based out of San Diego aboard ship for two years. Transferred to Washington D.C. for the remaining two. Came back to Walla Walla and then to Portland, Oregon. Working for a Canadian firm for two years – moving to Seattle & working for Boeing. From Boeing to Ellensburg, WA for Central Washington State College, receiving my degree in education. Graduated and worked in eastern Washington for seven years teach art & elementary. Resigned and moved to Portland, OR working until retirement in 1999 and moving to Palm Springs where I’m pretty laid back.
Sallie Jo Martin (Kirkendall)
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