Kaye Ellen Jones (Miller)
Retired Elementary Teacher Married 4Spouse: Bill
Children: 2 Sons & 2 Daughters
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons & 4 Granddaughters
Sewing, Quilting, Knitting, Traveling, Time with kids and grandkids
After graduating from Wa Hi, I attended Western Washington State College. I met my husband, Bill, there, got married, and worked for a while in Seattle where we had our first daughter. We went back to college at Central where we had our second daughter and each graduated in education. We lived near Wapato for a couple of years where my husband taught and I student taught and commuted to finish my degree.
We moved to Walla Walla in 1966 and have been here since, having two more children, (sons) and raising our family. Bill and I both taught in elementary schools here. We actually teamed for four years while at Blue Ridge. I taught kindergarten, first, third, fourth, and fifth grades over the years. I started teaching at Washington Elementary, then went to Jefferson, Blue Ridge and finished at Sharpstein. That was a lot of fun since I had gone to school there. I received my MA Ed. from WSU in 1979. My favorite time during my teaching career was when we first opened Blue Ridge and integrated all subjects through the arts. We had wonderful, whole school units with music and drama performances and visual art projects to tie concepts together and make them meaningful. It was a great time.
We have four children. Lisa is an elementary library media specialist at Vista Elementary in Kennewick. She is married to Ben Hill, and they live in Benton City where he is a teacher, coaches football and is head wrestling coach. Leslie is a middle school counselor at Desert Hills in Kennewick and is married to Fred Sievers, who works in equipment and supply procurement at CBC in Pasco. They have a daughter, Mikayla, age 13, and a son, Gavin, who is 9, and live in Richland. Eric is a computer specialist and systems analyst with Bank of America in Seattle. He is married to Kristin who is a stay- at-home mom and school volunteer. They have Madeline who is 10 and Danielle, who is 8, and live in Issaquah. Kyle is the high school principal at Burbank, WA where he and his family live. He is married to Raynee, a social worker who works with juveniles. They are parents to Konnor, 14, and Kendal, 11. We have great times with all of our family.
After our children were through school and on their own, we began to travel more. We have been to Mexico and Hawaii numerous times. We have driven to the east coast twice and traveled home via southern states. We have also driven through New England. Our first trip abroad was to Turkey. We have also gone to Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles. We took our first cruise last April, going to Grand Cayman Island, Cartagena, Colombia, through the Panama Canal, and several places in Mexico. It was an extremely interesting trip.
My hobbies, in addition to traveling, are sewing, quilting, knitting, and spending time with our grandkids. I go to a lot of kid movies. I have made all of my grandchildren’s baptismal gowns using heirloom sewing techniques. I enjoy making quilts and quilted decorative items for my home and my children. I also enjoy making decorative clothing using a variety of embroidery, quilting, and knitting techniques.
In 2006 I was diagnosed with three auto-immune diseases: Hashimoto's disease, Celiac disease (which was life changing – no more wheat!!!,) and polymyositis. I have been on high doses of medications that have resulted in my having a hip replacement in January of this year. I am looking forward to being able to go for long walks again. We also hope to do some more traveling since I will be more able to get around and enjoy trips.I wish everyone good health and happiness in the next fifty years!
Linda "Lin" Jones (Danly)
Karen Pearl Jorgensen (Hust)
Retired Married 3Spouse: Calvin
Children: 2 Sons 1 Daughter
Grandchildren: 7 Grandsons 6 Granddaughters
Activies/Hobbies: Camping, Reading, Puzzles, & spending time with family & friends
After graduation I attended Kelsey-Baird Business School. In 1960 I went to work for the W.W. Corps of Engineers. I married by husband Calvin in 1961. Our first son Rick, 47 wa born in l961 and in 1964 our daughter Tammie 45 was born. I worked for the Corps of Engineers until 1966 when we moved to Clarkston where our second son Randy 39 was born.
In 1971 I went to work for W.T.Grant. I managed the drapery, bedding and yardage depts. The store closed in l975. We moved to Ellensburg in l976, then moved back to Clarkston in l979. In l979 I went to work for Great Western. I worked for Great Western 3 years, then it became Best Products. I worked for Best 13 years and retired in 1995
During the years our kids were growing up we spent a lot of time boating on the Snake RIver. We also enjoyed camping. As the kids got older and left the nest we started going to car shows showing our 1956 Chevy. 2Dr HT. WE attended car shows in Lewiston, Clarkston, Dayton, Walla Walla, College Place, Pullman and Joseph, Ore. We still have our Chevy but after 10 years of doing car shows it was time to do something else like more camping and traveling with our 5th wheel.
Our kids all live in Clarkston. Rick and Jodi had 3 daughters, Jerica 21. Shayla 20 and Savanna 18.Rick later married Kamme who had 2 daughters Bethany 19 and Jessica 16 and 4 sons Spencer 18, Ben 17, Malliik 12 and Nate ll. Together they l daughter Keyona 6. Rick has his own business and Kamme is a school teacher.
Tammie is divorced and has 2 sons, Cody 23 and Kyle 19. She is a CNA and also does home health care.
Randy and Jill have l son ,Wesley 9. Randy is a mechanic and works for Dietrick Trucking.
Hope to see everyone at the reunion.
Marilyn King, 26, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. O. King, Puyallup, Washington, died there suddenly Wednesday afternoon. Graveside services were held at Mountain View cemetery in Walla Walla with the Rev. Albert Wagner officiating.
The King family formerly resided in Walla Walla, Dr. King practicing medicine here a number of years.
In addition to the parents Miss King is survived by a sister, Mrs. William Biggs, Milton-Freewater; and two brothers, Griff King, who is in the U.S. Army in Germany but who has returned for the services and Dean King, Puyallup, a student at the University of Washington.
(Walla Walla U-B, 3-24-08)
Retired Married 2After Wa-Hi went to four different colleges to finally get degree at U of O with working one year and 2 years active duty with the Navy Reserve mixed in. Pat and I were married in 1966 and raised two boys in Pendleton where we owned a pizza parlor. We then moved to Portland in 1989 and I worked for Texaco for 12 years. Elderly relatives required us to return to the east side and we bought our home in 2001 and have been here since. If you're in town on Thursday evening, please drop by our home to get reacquainted!
Retired Married 3
Kit Kirk (Wickett)
SingleAfter Wa-Hi, I enrolled at WSU where I managed to flunk out three straight semesters. Joined the army and during the three years there learned I should have studied harder at Wazzu. Went back to WSU and was graduated in 1967 with a degree in Business and Economics. Moved to Seattle for a series of ho-hum jobs until becoming Director of Material for a large commercial bakery forecasting, negotiating and contracting for everything required to run a large commercial bakery. In January of 1978 after a few years of this, I noticed the sky was gray, my office walls were gray, the carpet was gray and my outlook, well.... Spotted the Wall Street Journal on a shelf and noticed an ad under the "Help Wanted" section saying, "Visit Exotic Saudia Arabia" and in April of that year I was landing at an airport half way around the world that brought a whole new meaning to the term "Foreign Country". Lived and worked in the Persian Gulf area off and on for eighteen years in Construction Management building offshore oilwell platforms and the connecting pipelines. Travelled a lot during this period enjoying the proximity to access new lands and cultures and, at times, opening very wide the eyes of this Walla Walla lad. Retired to Seattle in 1996 and, unfortunately, took up Golf, the bane of my existence.
The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.