June 29, 1941 email@example.com Real Estate Development rembold.com Married 3 2012-07-11 23:25:30I continue to work in the real estate development business with two of my daughters in our Portland based company. All our daughters are married with children (5 total). Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion and playing a little golf.
March 16, 1941 2012-07-11 22:27:35
Union-Bulletin, 27 May, 1970
Robert A. Rempel Dies in Plane Crash
Robert Arther Rempel, 29, of Renton and formerly of Walla Walla, and William B. Wilson, 27, of Bellevue, were killed in the crash of a light plane just before sunset Tuesday at the Avey Air Strip on the United States-Canadian borner. Wilson was the pilot.
John Lium, U.S. Customs port director in Laurier, Wash., said, "I was watching and it (the plane) seemed to overshoot the runway before clipping the trees."
Rempel was born in Walla Walla March 16, 1941, and was the son of Prof. Arthur Rempel of the Whitman College Biology Department and Lucille E. Remple, co-director of the Walla Walla Center for Youth Services.
Robert graduated from Wa-Hi and attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco. He gave flight lessons for the Renton Aviation Co. until two years ago. He had served as a pilot for Air West. Prior to his death he had returned to giving flight lessons.
He had recently returned to Walla Walla for a weekend with his family. While home he had served as best man for his sister's wedding.
Survivors, in addition to his parents include his twin brother, Herbert, who is employed at the Veterans' Administration Hospital. A sister, Mrs. William (Margaret) Cook Jr. of Torrance, Calif., and another brother, Roland, 17.
Another brother, Paul, was killed in a parachute accident in June, 1962.
Memorial services were held at the First Congregational Church with Rev. Emrys P. Thomas officiating.
DECEASED June 29, 1941 - April 2, 2013 Duane was born in Walla Walla on June 29, 1941, to Fred Charles and Ruby Alley Remus. He grew up in Dixie and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1959. He joined the Army shortly after high school in 1963 and served until honorably discharged in 1969. After serving in the Army, Duane worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 20 years after which time he was medically retired.
Duane participated in the local Shriners group, sold real estate and loved riding ATV's in the mountains. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, photography, gardening, playing with his dogs and 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He loved traveling to Arizona with his wife each winter and returning to their home in Waitsburg each spring.
Duane is survived by his wife, Betty at the home, two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Rob Mercer of Richland and Elizabeth and Dennis Wright of Waitsburg; two sons and daughter-in-law, John and Toni Stiffler of Prescott and Richard (Rik) Remus of Monarch, Colo.; one sister, Darleen Smith of Hermiston; one sister-in-law, Dottie Remus of Tacoma; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Melvin Remus; and one sister, Eva Hall.
A celebration of life will be held at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Morris officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Waitsburg Ambulance Fund through the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.
Linda Reynolds (Gaffney)
Linda (Reynolds) Gaffney
Linda passed away in 2011.
July 22, 1941 firstname.lastname@example.org Retired Electrical Engineer Married 2 2012-07-11 22:27:34Spouse: Shari
Gerry Jo Riggs (Kilgore)
Linda Roberts (Sitton)
email@example.com retired Married 2 2012-07-12 00:12:51Wow! What a journey the past 50 years has been! Upon graduation, I went to NNC and graduated with a teaching credential. My first teaching job was in CA because it seemed like a great adventure and I could learn to surf. The latter never happened but I met my husband and we will celebrate our 45th anniversary just before the reunion. After living in areas like L.A., San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara, we now live in a small rural area called Hollister, CA which is inland from the Santa Cruz/Monterrey area. It is a a "destination" place. In other words, it is not on the way to anywhere. We love the quiet (except on July 4th when 70,000 motorcycles come to town for their yearly rally). John was in retail management and good at it, so he was always on demand in new locales. (usually in CA) I taught in many districts through the years but teaching was my passion so always loved the challenge. I stayed home for a few years when our children were small. We have two. Our son Grant. graduated from Cal Tech and got his masters at UC. He, his wife and three of our grandchildren live near San Diego. Our daughter Gretchen, graduated from Pepperdine, lives with her husband near Santa Monica, has a daughter and one on the way, so is on a leave from the Beverly Hills School District. I retired from teaching three years ago. We spend our time traveling to see the kids in southern CA. Love those grandkids!!! John is originally from Denver and has family in Nashville so we have driven back and forth many times. What a beautiful country we all live in! We took one cruise (up the Rhine) before the economy went south. Now we are homebodies. I do keep busy with gardening, reading, am active in BSF and my church, and also volunteer as a tutor in our adult literacy program. School days at Wa Hi were good days. I look forward to connecting with many of you in August.
Darlene Root (Gengelbach)
April 14, 1941 firstname.lastname@example.org Conservator, National Museum of Play strongnationalmuseumofplay.org Married 2 2012-07-11 22:27:37
I have been meaning to write this note for longer than I would like to admit. I am now sitting on the deck of our summer home in Spirit Lake Idaho. Yes, all the way from New York. Every year my husband Bob and I along with our Norwegian Forest cat Harry (who thinks he is a dog) make the trip from NY to Idaho by car.
We live on the lake in July and August in a 1900 observation railroad car that once ran on the Yellowstone Line. It was made as a special car to show the parks many sights, serve a snack or even to get a haircut or take a bath, or for the men play cards in the smoking rooms while the ladies viewed the birds and fauna from the observation room.
The car has been in my husbands family for over 50 years and has a very colorful history. I have become very fond of it. Every year our son and daughter and their families come from Michigan and Ohio to spend a few weeks on the lake. We have five grandchildren with ages from 8 to 14.
The other ten months of the year we live and work in Rochester NY. My husband who worked for Eastman Kodak until he retired started his own business working with illumination in 1993 and is still at it.
I was a stay at home mom for my son and daughter until the youngest was in middle school. I then decided to go back work and found a seasonal part time job with the Monroe County Recreation Department teaching needle arts to senior citizens (only worked 2 days and had the summers and all holidays off.) During this time I also went back to school at night.
I started a week-end antique business and started to collect Victorian furniture and accessories and antique dolls for myself. As I added to my doll collection ( with money from my antique business) I found I needed to repair some of the dolls I acquired. As there were no books or schools to teach this at the time I just started figuring it out myself. I finally offered my service to a local antique doll shop, she excepted and provided me with a lot of work both repair and costume making.
About ten years later a new museum "Strong Museum" was being built in Rochester and featured Victorian artifacts and the worlds largest antique doll collection. (Everything I loved). I hounded them for about four months until they finally hired me to repair and clothe the dolls.
I worked only one day a week at the museum to start. I was still working for the county only now the department was changed to the Office for the Aging and I was working three days a week including summers. I loved the job and stayed with it 27 years until the program was cut during budget cuts in the late 90's.
The museum was growing and expanding and I was studying under a painting and object conservator Richard Sherin. When I lost the county job the museum offered me more time if I wanted it so I accepted another day. Since I was the only known museum trained doll conservator in the United States I started to get calls from other museums that had dolls and wanted lectures, appraisals, consultation, or repairs done. This led to many four day trips to museums in Vermont, Michigan, Illinois, South Carolina, etc. This lasted until the recent museum budget cuts.
The Strong Museum has expanded again and two years ago was awarded the title of "Strong National Museum of Play" and is nationally known as the second largest children's museum in the United States and the home of the "Toy Hall of Fame".
I now work two days a week (my choice of days) with three months off in the summer to go to Idaho. Now you know why I am still working. I think I have the greatest boss ever.
Because of my interest in dolls and sewing I also just wrote a book published by Schroeder Publishing Co. titled The "Encyclopedia of Children's Sewing Collectibles", so lately I have been busy promoting and selling the book.
I have fond memories of my years at Wa-Hi and some I will never forget, but I have been truly blessed with my adult life. I could never have imagined what life had in store for me when I met my husband and left Walla Walla. Without his support I could have never accomplished my dreams. Life is sooo good!