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Wilbur Smith
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September 30, 1941 wilbursmith@altig.com Consultant, Altig International Altig.com Married 5 2014-03-20 18:42:28
Spouse:  Sharon
Children:  3 Sons & 2 Daughters
Grandchildren:  6 Grandsons & 3 Granddaughters
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Woodshop, RV, Spending time coaching grandkids

Sharon and I have been married 25 wonderful years. We are surronded by a beautiful family and great friends. 

As Andy Rooney say's, I've learned when you are in love it shows.
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Donna Smith (McKinnon) (Cox)
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December 17, 1941 2012-07-12 00:24:27
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Former Walla Walla resident, Donna Marie Smith Cox, 55, died Feb. 14, 1997, at the Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

Donna was born Dec. 17, 1941, in Miles, Mont., to Howard and Lillian Zeihen Smith.  She lived in this area for more than 10 years and attended Walla Walla High School.

Mrs. Cox was a substance abuse counselor for 18 years with the Northern Area Substance Abuse Council and a volunteer for the Committee to Aid Abused Women and Crisis Intervention Hotline in Reno.

Surviving are a daughter, Tracie McKinnon-Williams of Tri-Cities; two sons, Craig McKinnon of Walla Walla and Douglas McKinnon of Sun Valley; her mother, Lillian Batty of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Greg Smith of Seattle and Richard Smith of Walla Walla; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Her father preceded her in death.

(note:  obit dated 2-23-97)
Gary Snyder
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agsnydes@aol.com Retired - Physician Married 2 2013-07-10 10:12:24
Gary Richard Snyder

Dr. Gary Richard Snyder passed away suddenly on July 8, 2013, in Bellingham, Washington, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 1, 1941, in Olympia, WA to Ruth (Cohn) and Charles Snyder and grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. Gary attended the University of Washington and graduated from Northwestern University Medical School. He married his college sweetheart, Alix Ann Grinstein, in 1964. He served in the Public Health Service at Johns Hopkins University and worked for 30 years as a family physician in Ferndale, WA. Beloved by his patients and those who knew him, Gary devoted his life to helping others and serving his community. He was a member of Whatcom North Rotary, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians and was honored to serve as a member of the St. Luke's and Peace Health (St. Joseph's) Hospital Boards. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, gardening, boating and skiing. He is survived by his wife Alix Ann, son Adam (Janna), daughter Elizabeth (Marc Weinstein), grandchildren Aviva, Xan and Sylvan and sister Carole Lea Raugust.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Butterworth Funeral Home -

Arthur A. Wright Chapel, 520 West Raye St., Seattle, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Luke's Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut St., Bellingham, WA 98225.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 9 to July 10, 2013
Spouse:  Alix
Children:  1 Son & 1 Daughter
Grandchildren:  1 Grandson & 1 Granddaughter
 
After leaving high school, I attended U of W for three years and then went to Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. I spent a year at King County Hospital during my internship and did my military service as an Epidemic Intelligence Office assigned to John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Then it was on to Portland for Residency at Oregon Health Sciences. After residency we ended up in Bellingham where we have stayed for the past 38 years! I practiced Family Medicine in a clinic in Ferndale, which is just 12 miles from Bellingham. I retired in April of 2001 after having a stroke.
 
I have been married to Alix for almost 45 years. Our anniversary is the weekend of our reunion! We have two children; a boy and a girl. Our son, Adam, is a health lawyer in Bellevue and our daughter, Elizabeth, is a mental health therapist here in Bellingham. They are both married and have one child each. We get to see our granddaughter a lot and spend as much time as we can with our son’s family in Bellevue. We’ve only been grandparents for a little over two years. Now we know what everyone else has been saying – grandchildren are so much fun.
 
My time in Bellingham (other than practicing medicine) has been spent with family and friends doing the same activities I did as a kid. We’ve had great times with our kids boating, skiing, fishing, etc. I still go to Husky football games when I can.
 
In the past 30+ years I served on both our hospital boards. I have also been an active member of Rotary.  I served as president ten years ago and went to Singapore for the convention. I sat in this huge hall with thousands of people; I looked at the person sitting next to me and it was Fred Moore! We hadn’t seen each other in years and spent time catching up. I’ve also spent time with Tom Nunn and see Bob Adams whenever we are in town. Hope to catch up with many of you at the reunion.
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Diane Soper (Cottam)
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cotkit2@comcast.net Interior Designer Widowed 2012-07-11 22:37:27
Activities/Hobbies:  Reading, Bridge, Attending Cultural Activities

After graduating from Wa-Hi, I earned a BA in Education at the University of Idaho and was hired to teach in the Richland School District. I was fortunate to be able to spend the following summer on a ten-week student tour of Europe. Over the next four summers, I earned my Masters Degree in Education at Walla Walla College.
 
My next accomplishment was hiring a contractor to build a house. I continued to be a world traveler visiting Asia and the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and South America. I met, then married, Alfred E. (Bill) Cottam, mechanical/nuclear engineer and retired British Naval Intelligence agent. After remodeling my home, we designed and had built a condominium overlooking the Meadow Springs Gold Course. We continued to travel both to Europe and Asia – especially enjoying our time in China.
 
After I retired from 30 years of teaching fifth and sixth graders, we sold the condo and moved across the state so that I could attend the Art Institute of Seattle. I earned my AA Degree in Interior Design and then worked in showrooms as a kitchen and bath designer for the next ten years.
 
My husband had a massive coronary during his second by-pass surgery so we sold our Bellevue home and bought a condo in Kirkland with a view of Lake Washington, Seattle and occasionally the Olympics.
 
Although I am now widowed and semi-retired, I still am enjoying my condo and am active. I enjoy reading, playing bridge, and attending many of the cultural activities in the area with friends and family. I also go to water aerobics, kick boxing and yoga classes.
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Bobby Spencer
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September 07, 1941 2012-07-12 00:32:32
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Wenatchee -- Former Walla Wallan Bobby Jean "Tin Man" Spencer, 55, died July 26, 1997, at Central Washington Hospital here.

Bobby was born Sept. 7, 1941, in Warrensburg, MO, to Alvin and Irene Huffman Spencer.  He grew up and attended school in Walla Walla, graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1959.

He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17.  Following his discharge, he returned to Walla Walla and was employed by the Boise Cascade.  His love for hunting and fishing led to a job in the sporting goods department at Payless Drug.  He later transferred to the Payless store in La Grande and then to one in Union Gap, WA.

While living in Yakima, he joined his brother, Tony Spencer, in Spencer's Heating.  He later moved to Wenatchee to open a second branch.  Following his brother's unexpected death, he began working for Far West Heating prior to opening his own business, Affordable Heating.  He operated the business for 11 years before retiring due to his health.  His son, Bobby Spencer Jr., took over the family business.

Bobby had a sense of humor and the ability to make people laugh.  He spent his last year of life doing volunteer work at Parkside Rehabilitation and Care Center.

He is survived by his wife, at the home; three sons, Bobby, Joel and Jeff Spencer, all of Wenatchee; three daughters, Michelle Knapp of Milton-Freewater, Barbara Meneho of Pueblo, Colo., and Gina McMullen of Boise; his father and step-mother, Alvin and Leona Spencer of Pasco; and 11 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his mother.

(note: from obit dated circa July 27, 1997) 
Barbara Stelzel (Greco)
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February 07, 1941 fabt@charterinternet.com Exec. Dir. Community Outreach Initiative Married 3 2012-07-11 22:27:50
After reading about the number of retirees we have in our class, I think you all must have managed your 401K's a lot better than I did!! I continue to work as executive director of a community program in Yakima, WA focusing on quality of life issues, improving education and economic development. Prior to that I was with our local PBS TV station for 20 years. Husband Ben is retired and works part-time as a Mariner host when Seattle has home games. We've combined households with one of our daughters and her family--living with grandkids keeps us young and running--and a son-in-law who does the hard stuff we no longer can/want to do. Spare time is pretty tame: gardening, reading, crossword puzzles; love art, but am more dilettante than artist. Interests include: community activism, political campaigns--somebody else's, and at-risk, abandoned kids. All in all . . . Life is good! We're blessed with three very career-oriented daughters who all found perfect husbands, and eight grandchildren ranging in age from 2 to 13. If I could do anything over, it would be to value my classmates more and fast forward a generation to when women had more choices and opportunities. Send Barbara a MessageSend Barbara a Message
Rick Stevens
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July 19, 1941 2012-07-11 22:27:50
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Richard Allen Stevens

Friday, November 17, 1978, at Palouse Nursing Home, Colfax, Washington.

Graveside funeral services for Richard Allen Stevens, 37, were held at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Emrys P. Thomas officiating.

Rick died Friday at a Colfax nursing home, reportedly from natural causes.

He was born in Walla Walla on July 19, 1941, the son of Dr. Ralph and Bernice Hogenson Stevens.

Rick was a Walla Walla High School graduate and he also attended Whitman College, Columbia basin College and Walla Walla Community College.

He had been active in Boy Scouts and was a member of the First Congregational Church, Elks Lodge 287 and the Blue Mountain Ski Club.

Stevens is survived by his parents; a sister, Karen of Yakima, and two brothers, Lt. Col. John Stevens in Germany and Paul, of Portland, Oregon.  Eight nieces and one nephew; also uncles and aunts, including Dr. Clifford Hogenson of Walla Walla.

Michael Stewart
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Dale Sticka
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Robert Stimmel
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June 18, 1940 stimmre@charter.net Retired N/A Married 3 2012-07-11 22:29:21







WIFE: Carol Jean (Johnson)


Joined the Navy after H/S for a 4yr hitch.
Graduated from Fleet Sonar School in Key West, FL, then served aboard (2) seperate Reserve Training ships. 
I met my future wife's brother while serving aboard the second ship, home port in Galveston, TX. 
We took leave together and he introduced us in LaGrand, OR.. 
One thing led to another, and we were married in July 1962. Our first home was in Texas city, Texas, where our first son was born.  After release from active duty, in 1963, we returned to WW. 
Held several short term jobs, then worked as a correctional officer at WSP for 6yrs..
Employed at the Louisiana Pacific Saw Mill from 1973 to 1984, during which time I also attended & graduated from WWCC with an AAAS in Ag Mechanics.
Held several more short term jobs, then in 1996 hired on with Key Technology.
Retired from Key in 2006.
Now I have a hobby business making furniture and other items from retired wine barrels. 
Have exhibited at Carnegie art center, and presently at the Sun Catcher Studio in Milton-Freewater.
We also make our home in M/F.
Looking forward to our 50th reunion.

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