Karen Poulsen (Arbini)
August 18, 1941 Homemaker and Volunteer Married 3 2012-07-11 22:27:30
Spouse – John Arbini
Children – 2 Daughters, 1 Son
Grandchildren – 3 Boys, 1 Girl
Activities/Hobbies: Reading, Knitting, Travel, and Mariners Baseball
Wow, it’s hard to believe that it has been 50 years since graduation. Even though I only attended Wa-Hi my Senior Year, some of my fondest high school memories are from there. After relocating to Walla Walla from California, my parents and I lived in an apartment across the street from Bob Adams while our newly purchased home was being vacated. Thank you, Bob, for introducing me to so many future classmates that summer. It really helped to ease the transition.
After graduation I attended Whitman College and was reacquainted with John at a freshman mixer. Seems I needed a diversion from some unwanted attention and sought his help when I saw him sitting at a table with Brian Lucarelli. We were “pinned” by the end of the year and, as the saying goes, the rest is history!
John and I married in 1963, and after a move to Seattle our family began arriving in 1966. By 1969 we were five. Fortunately, I was able to be a stay at home mom, and spending those precious early years with our children was a good fit for me. As they entered school my interests turned to volunteerism. Many hours were spent in classrooms at their schools, in leadership positions with Bluebirds and Campfire, in various positions with the PTA, and serving as a reading tutor in Junior High. Once the children were in high school and college I started the process all over again and returned to assisting with kindergarten classes. After a few years of that, I decided it was time to move on to the adult world with active participation in the Activities Council of the Tacoma Art Museum and several years of volunteer work with St. Joseph Hospital where I had the opportunity to chair their annual charity ball.
When John retired from the Bank of America in 1999 I decided it was time to hang up my volunteer hat. We now enjoy time with our adult children, frequent stays at our home in Sunriver, spoiling our grandchildren, and travels with some great friends. I feel blessed that we’ve been able to enjoy life as we have, and look forward to seeing all who are planning to attend the big 50th Reunion.
Louise Presnell (Pettet)
May 26, 1941 2012-07-12 00:24:30Deceased
Louise C. Pettet, 63, died Jan. 24, 2005, at her Walla Walla home.
Louise was born May 26, 1941, in Walla Walla to Claude and Anita Teegarden Presnell. She graduated from Walla Walla High School.
In June 1991, she and Leroy M. Pettet married in Coeur d'Alene. She spent more than 30 years in banking, retiring in 2000 as a loan officer.
She enjoyed watching television and traveling in the summer. She enjoyed helping manage the Redwood apartments until recently.
Survivors include her husband at home; son Michael T. Estes of Walla Walla; her mother of Walla Walla; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother.
Alice Pribilsky (Berry)
December 04, 1940 firstname.lastname@example.org Retired Married 2 2012-07-11 22:27:29Spouse: Duane
Children: 2 Sons
Grandchildren: 3 Grandsons & 1 Granddaughter
My husband’s name is Duane Berry. I’m retired but had some interesting jobs. I worked for Payless Northwest as greeting card supervisor and got to travel to Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. When K Mart bought Payless my job went away. Several years later I worked for a doctor in Pendleton and did lab work, EKG, office work, and just about everything but transcription. Still can’t spell or type very fast. I retired when the doctor retired.
We have two sons, three grandsons, and one granddaughter (Allison).
After we retired, we full timed in a motor home for eight years. But we both love the desert and built a home on our lot in Yuma two years ago. We love and call Yuma our home. We like to go climb rocks in the Polaris, since we are only a few blocks from the Barry Goldwater Bombing range and BLM land. I love computers so spend a lot of time messing around with PCs. Duane likes to ride his motorcycle – not me. Since most of our neighbors are retired, we keep busy socializing with them. Also, we have just enough friends come and stay in our Casita to keep life interesting. Almost forgot…we have two mini schnauzers, Heidi and Abby, who are just fun. The summer is spent on our lot on Skookum Creek or visiting our kids who live in Washington and Oregon.
email@example.com Business Owner Married 2 2012-07-11 22:47:41Spouse: Pat
Children: 1 Daughter and 1 Son
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons
Automobiles, Airplanes, Guns
I started grade school at Green Park and then moved to Sharpstein. From there I went three years to Pioneer Jr. High. My sophomore year we moved to our farm in Oregon. I graduated High School in Hermiston in '59.
From there I went to school at Oregon, then into the Army and from there back home to the farm. I then moved to the Tri-Cities and opened a Union 76 Service Station and after a few years I became an Auto Dealer. During that time I owned various other business in the area. After 20 years we moved to the Portland area and I bought a Capital Equipment business. We sold that business in 2001, tried retirement, it didn't take, so I started another business, NW Dealer Financial Services, Inc. and I now work with auto dealers at a somewhat reduced pace.
Our children and grandchildren are in the Portland area so this is where we will be staying. I get back to Walla Walla on a regular basis and I still see it as my "home town".
firstname.lastname@example.org Retired - Banking Married 2012-07-11 22:27:31Spouse: Connie
Philately, Calligraphy, World History, Collect books and movies, restoration of Antique ship models, collect antique rugs and prints
I graduated from Whitman College in 1964 with a BA in Economics. I worked for Sea First from 1964 to 1981 and Bank of America from 1982 to 1993 in National and International Banking. I graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School in 1978 and completed a course in International studies from the Wharton School of Finance in 1980. I served in the U.S. Army from 1965 – 1971 and subsequently did some related private contract work. I have been a lifelong philatelist, a student of history and 16th – 19th century naval architecture. Upon occasion I work on restoration of antique sailing ship models.
My wife, Connie, and I have been together since our first date in 1958 (married in 1962). Connie is a highly skilled database developer and marketing resources manager and enjoys her work immensely. We still own our black MGB purchased new in 1969 and live happily in a Seattle apartment. We enjoy numerous hobbies and pursue a simple lifestyle.
August 26, 1941 Retired Single 2012-07-11 22:49:53Born in Springfield, Missouri, Aug. 26, 1941, my parents, brother (Scotty '58) and I moved to W.W. where I started school at Green Park. We built a new home and I transferred to Sharpstein (6th Grade), then Pioneer, Garrison, and Wa-Hi. Several people have asked why "no senior picture" -- married in June was told I couldn't return without a physical -- so I enrolled in night school (2 yrs), taught by my "favorite" teacher/principal (Pete Hanson)! Through the years I continued my schooling, working after my four children were through school. We tranferred around the NW with Standard Oil/Chevron for over 27 years. My husband, Duane Castoldi, being "Italian" so I am related by marriage to quite a few of our classmates (Lucarelli, Zaro, etc.)
I worked (federal service for 13 years) with Bureau of Land Management , Bonneville Power, and Corps of Engineers. After moving back to W.W. in 1989, was re-introduced by "Bro" Gary Buttice to Buford Barritt, who was a retired Navy Chief/Submarine Service and on PT boats in Vietnam.
We moved to the Blue Mountains (Kooskooskie) and rebuilt/remodeled three cabins. Our camping/motorcycling was put on hold for over 6 years to care for both our parents. We felt fortunate to have them next door and close by.
In the Photo Album section I've included five photos of our cabins and family. One of my favorite photos is of Buford and "Lucky", a 2 day old baby fawn. That summer we had over 900 children/adults, some even weekly. I entered two pictures in the S.E. Washington Fair taken by Elaine Logan and Judie Davis, both of which won ribbon (one blue, one white).
In 14 years we have raised a "MaMa" Squirrel and lots of fish in our pond not to mention raccoons, a Golden Eagle family, quail, a variety of birds, bats, and a few possums.
Buford and I combined have 4 children, each with 3 girls and 1 boy.
Buford's children are Terry (CA), Bron (CA), Nora (TX), and Caprica (SC). Mine are Mike (OR), Lisa (Afghanistan/temporarily), Leslie (WA), and Lori (WA).
I have spent the last two winters, besides missing Buford, doing my "Dick Tracy" (as Capt. Fred Moore calls me) searching for our '59 classmates. After over 40 years, have really enjoyed finding/visiting with our classmates and WAIT till you view all the memorabilia many of you have graciously shared with our classmates. Seven cases not counting all the clothes, i.e. gym outfits, cheerleading, formals, letterman jackets, band uniforms, graduation robes, etc.
In closing, I would like to wish all '59 Classmates the "BEST" of good health, lots of happiness, and a great life over the next 50 years!
Dana Reeder (Dickinson)
October 06, 1941 2012-07-11 22:27:32Deceased
Guadalajara, Mexico -- Former Walla Walla resident Dana Reeder Dickinson, 54, died here May 7, 1996.
A memorial service was at Lakebay, WA Community Church, with burial in Lakebay Cemetery.
Dana was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Pendleton, to Daniel A. and Geraldine Carnes Reeder. She came to Walla Walla, graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1959 and attended Kinman Business College in Spokane and Central Washington University, Ellensburg.
For the past 25 years she lived in Mexico, where she was a homemaker and raised her children.
Surviving are husband Jeffrey L. Dickinson, at home; three sons, Damon Dickinson of El Paso, Texas, Norman Dickinson of Mexicali, Mexico, and Daniel Dickinson of Austin, Texas; her mother, of Lakebay; a brother, J. Dean Reeder of Othello, WA; and four grandchildren.
(note: from obit dated 7-2-96)