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Diane Stovall (Cain)
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Jim Stovall
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July 12, 1942 jimstov@hotmail.com Retired Married 3 2012-07-11 22:27:53
1960s: Graduated from Whitman College in '63 with a degree in Music.  Moved to Portland to work for a classical music radio station.  Met my wife, Suzi, whom I married in 1965.  I later adopted her two-year-old daughter Janet.  In 1966 we had twins (Kimberly and Matthew) and I joined the Farmers Insurance Group as a Commercial Underwriter.  I continued to work for Farmers for 32 years.
1970s: Moonlighted in radio for a few more years, but that ended with the first of four relocations in the '70s for promotions with Farmers:  Pocatello in 1971; Los Angeles in 1975; Colorado Springs in 1976; and back to Los Angeles in 1978.  We lived in Orange County both times I worked in Los Angeles and I had a 60 mile commute each way.  (I learned how to read in the car-pool without getting car-sick.)
1980s:  Selected for Farmers Executive Management Program in 1980 and later that year transferred to Santa Ana, CA, for last phase of this training.  In 1981 became a corporate officer of Farmers Group and Regional Manager of the Phoenix, AZ, Regional Office.  Seven summers in Phoenix made us long for the Northwest.  In 1987 moved back to Los Angeles to work as Vice President of Corporate Planning for Farmers.  We lived in Simi Valley, and the commute was only 33 miles.
1990s:  Held several other corporate officer positions as a Vice President with Farmers until taking early retirement in 1998 when we moved back to Oregon and settled on the coast at Lincoln City.  I also started a part-time job in Lincoln City working for the Bose Corporation at a Bose Factory Store.
2000s:  I continued to work for Bose for a little over 9 years, working three days a week even after the store was moved 75 miles to Woodburn in 2001.  (I missed that long commute, I guess...) I retired from Bose in 2007.  I also worked temporary part-time jobs for the Census Bureau in 2000, and again in 2008 and 2009 as early operations for the 2010 Census began.  I am presently fully retired.
We have six grandchildren, four in California where one of our daughters (Janet) still lives, and two in Oregon where Kimberly and her family moved a few years before I retired.  Our son (Matthew) was a submariner in the Navy for 6 years and was based in Charleston, SC, when he was discharged.  Suzi and I visited him and his wife there several times until they moved to Atlanta, and we visited them there, too, a few times.  (Visiting in the Southeast in the summer months really confirms why we wanted to live in Oregon!) Then, three years ago Matthew and his wife sold their house in Georgia and bicycled for five months and 6600 miles and settled in Portland.
The "NOW" picture is of me with my daughter Kimberly and her family at Disneyland in 2007.  (My wife Suzi took the picture.)
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Ken Strange
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January 19, 1941 thestrange2@msn.com Retired-US Army Corps of Engineers Married 2 2019-06-11 15:24:19

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Photography, Jewelry Fabrication & Travel

In high school, I had the world by the tail.  I thought I was smarter than everyone else so I dropped out.  Now how smart was that?  The one smart thing I actually did was to begin dating Deanna Schwarz in our sophomore year.  My stupidity began when I left Wa-Hi in my mid-junior year and got one of those low paying jobs.  After Dea graduated in 1960 (now she was smart) we married.  Dea and I had two sons.  Craig still lives in Walla Walla and currently is a mechanic at Little Goose Dam for the U.S. Corps of Engineers.  His wife Patty also works for the Corps. Wesley lives in Spokane.  Over the years I worked in numerous jobs; none with any serious future.  It was in the late 70’s, just before our oldest son graduated from Wa-Hi when true intelligence kicked in.  I went back to school.  I just had to get my high school diploma before Craig got his.  In 1978 I earned my High School Diploma.  The following year (as Craig graduated from Wa-Hi) I received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from WWCC; boy was that cutting it close!  

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers subsequently hired me and I was employed by them until I retired.  I advanced in the ranks of the Corps’ Engineering Division and reached the senior engineering technician level.  By returning to school and getting my college degree, I was able to have a fantastic career with a future, including excellent benefits and opportunities.  In 1995 Deanna died of Lung Cancer.  After Dea’s death I transferred to the Construction Division and ultimately attained the senior level of Quality Assurance Representative.  Being assigned to other Corps construction facilities out-of-town helped me to work through the grief of Dea’s death.  

 

A few years earlier I became interested in photography.  Later, during my Corps-related travels my interest in photography increased and I became involved with different photo groups.  At a photography convention in Spokane on 03-28-97, I met a lovely young photographer by the name of Lydia.  Even though she didn’t know it at that time, on the first day I saw her I knew I was going to marry her.  Three and a half years later (after turning me down six times) we finally married on 01-01-01.   We both retired on the same day 07-01-04 and our life together has been fun and full of photography ever since. We have traveled through the western United States, Canada and Mexico and have amassed a huge library of photographs.  We have entered our photographic images in local, regional, and international competitions and juried art shows and have won numerous awards. We have also produced our own private photo exhibitions and sell our works in a local art gallery, art shows and at the Washington State Fair.  In 2013, we expanded our business by co-leading photography workshops with Cannon Photographer of Light, Darrell Gulin and shortly thereafter began designing and fabricating fine jewelry.  We currently live in Enumclaw, WA and continue to enjoy retirement.  We have five grandchildren and seven great-grands.  Life is wonderful!  We look forward to seeing all of you at the 60-year class reunion.

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Linda Strode (Tinker)
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Elmer Stubblefield
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June 06, 1940 2012-07-12 00:17:26
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BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Former Walla Wallan Elmer Warren Stubblefield, 57, died at his home here Sept. 13, 1997.

Elmer was born June 6, 1940, in Ellensburg to Emory and Marguerite Funnymark Stubblefield.  At 2, he moved with his family to Walla Walla and attended schools here.

After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Kittyhawk for four years.  He was a carman for the railroad.  He settled in Boardman in 1975 and loved gardening.

Surviving are his companion, Sharon Alsup of Boardman; his father, of Walla Walla; two sons, Tim Stubblefield, of Prosser, WA, and Ron Stubblefield, of Seattle; a daughter, Misty Alsup of Moses Lake; a brother, Albert Stubblefield of CA; a stepbrother, Steve Stubblefield of Walla Walla; two sisters, twins Lenora and Lily, both of CA; and a granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron; and his mother.

(from obit dated Sept., 1997)
Jerry Stump
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January 12, 1941 2012-07-11 22:27:56
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Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas -- former Walla Walla resident Jerry Stump, 66, died May 26, 2007, at his home.

A celebration of his life following the burial was held at the family home on Chapel Road, Possum Kingdom Lake.

Jerry was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Yakima to Lester and Olive Stump.  He attended Walla Walla High School.  On Dec. 21, 1976, he married Donna Thompson in Crosbyton, Texas.  He was the owner of Panhandle Building Services and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Jerry was a member of the Dimmitt Lions Club, Golden Spread Emmaus Community and First United Methodist Church in Childress.

He is survived by his wife, at home; mother, Olive Wahl of Walla Walla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Jenny Stump of Lexington Park, Mass., and Jay and Rhonda Hopper of Dallas; two brothers, Mike Stump of Olympia and Ken Stump of Everett, WA, and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by wife, Linda Knapp Stump; a daughter, Jennifer; a son, Jeffery; and his father.

(note: obit dated 5/29/07)
Robert Summers
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October 10, 1941 2012-07-11 22:27:56
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Robert (Bob) Summers
Oct. 10, 1941 - Aug. 24, 2009

UNION GAP, Wash. -- Former area resident Robert Eugene Summers, 67, died Aug. 24, 2009, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

At his request, there will be no service.  Arrangements are through Valley Hills Funeral Home and Crematory in Yakima.

Bob was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Walla Walla to Eugene Thomas and Faye Alexander Summers.  He graduated from Walla Walla High School.

Following his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he worked as a truck driver.

Mr. Summers is survived by his wife, Marie Getsinger Summers, at the home; a son, Jason R. Summers of Union Gap; a daughter, Jennifer Summers of Leavenworth, Wash; and a sister, Virginia L. Brown of Walla Walla.

(obit from U-B, August 27, 2009)
Don Talbott
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Neal Tash
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Reg Taylor
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2012-07-11 22:27:55

deceased 2002
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