Kay Cunnington (Awe)
Retired Married 2Hi classmates. I remember after the last assembly of our senior year, I was walking home wondering what was going to happen to me in the future. I had an acceptance to WSC(U) and a Pell grant and thought I wanted to be a German teacher. Well.....that summer I met Gary Heisey (Class of 57) - he had a cool yellow and black '56 Chevy and sexy eyes and so there went my college plans. My Dad was glad - he wanted me to get a Government job which I did. Went to work for the Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla. Gary and I had 2 children - Kim, 48, who lives in Walla Walla and Kevin, 36, who lives in Surprise, AZ. Kim has 2 daughters and Kevin has 2 daughters and 2 sons. After 17 years, Gary and I divorced and for the next 11 years I was single. I attended WWCC as much as possible and was involved in church and children's activities. In 1988 on a visit to Anchorage, AK to visit my sister Glenda (Class of 61) I met my husband Clayton. We have been married over 20 years now. He has 4 boys and a grandson. Alaska is a beautiful place and I have had a good life here. I do miss my Walla Walla family and friends though and visit at least once a year. I retired from the Alaska District Corps of Engineers in 1994. After retirement I worked in a greenhouse/gift shop, then as a gardener for the Municipality of Anchorage for 3 years and then one Christmas season for the Post Office. The Post Office job was enough for me so now I'm retired for good. My interests are gardening, singing (I sing in the church choir and the annual community Messiah performance), going to Curves, being at our lake cabin and of course traveling to see the grandchildren. I also volunteer at a food bank and do other volunteering. Am looking forward to attending the reunion so see you there!
Phyllis Curry (Carter)
Retired - Educator Married 2Spouse: Jerry
Children: 2 Sons
Activities/Hobbies: Bridge, Travel, Reading, Walking, AAUW, LWV, AOTT
Retired Married 2Spouse: Barbara
Children: 1 Daughter & 1 Son
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons & 2 Granddaughters
Activities/Hobbies: Jogging, Playing Bridge
Being a born and raised Walla Wallan, I know a lot of you, even though I dropped high school and went to work. I worked 6-1/2 years at Tomlinson's Dairy Mart (5-1/2 as manager), 3-1/2 years at American Services (commercial and house cleaning), and 24-1/2 years as School District custodian (almost 24 as head custodian). I took the offered early retirement and took over most of the shopping and house and yard work.
I married Barbara Loomis at age 17; we had daughter Marjorie and son Jeff. We divorced and in 1987 I married Barbara Hoeft-Good.
I played show-break basketball for 14 years on the "Torn Ligament" team. I coached the Fire Department Little League team for 16 years and the Green Park 5th grade basketball teams for seven years. At 37 I started jogging; I have run four marathons but stick to almost daily three-mile jogs now. In 2006 I enjoyed jogging in the Senior Games in Tumwater. I still play Duplicate Bridge twice a week (for 15 years).
Barbara and I have taken five tours: 2000 to Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Paris, France, and London, England); 2001 and 2005 to the Northeast USA and Canada; 2006 to four Hawaiian Islands; 2008 to Branson and Independence, Missouri.
Life is good!
Retired Social Work Administrator Married 6Following high school, I enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Upon Completion of my Sophomore year, I was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peru and Chile, S.A. The two years of Spanish at Wa-Hi and classes at BYU enabled me to accomplish this mission. In September of 1964, I returned to Brigham Young University to complete my Bachelor's degree in Social/Psychology. During this period of time, I met my lovely wife, Neva Gardner, who was also enrolled at BYU. We were married in the spring of 1965. We have six children ranging in ages 43 to 31. Our children are a joy and blessing to us. They have completed their college educations, married successfully and are raising our 20 grandchildren.
Between the reception of a BA degree and the pursuance of a Master's degree, I was employed as a juvenile counselor for the Umatilla County Oregon Juvenile Court System. I was assigned to cover high schools in Pendleton and milton-Freewater, Oregon. McLaughlin High School (Mac-Hi) was an interesting experience.
I graduated from the University of Utah with a Master's degree in Social Work in 1969. An internship was completed at Kings View Hospital in Reedley, California. This allowed me to become licensed as a mental health clinician/counselor. In the forty years I have been employed as a professional social worker/administrator, we have lived in California, Washington and ultimately, Idaho. Over the years, I have been fortunate to secure faculty positions at various colleges/Universities. In the evenings, I have taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Sociology and Pyschology. I recently retired as a program specialist for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
We live on a small acreage in Meridian, Idaho where we have a large garden, fruit trees and raise our own beef. Neva and I have traveled extensively in Mexico and some in the United States. We have enjoyed studying the Mayan and Inca cultures. In the year 2000, I was able to revisit Chile, S.A. with two of my sons who have also served as missionaries and are fluent in Spanish.
Presently, I spend my time caring for my aged mother who is approaching 90. My hobbies include genealogical research, reading good books, spending time with the grandchildren and volunteering where needed at Church and in the Community. Neva is very talented, musically, and plays the organ at Church on Sundays. Life has been good to us and I thank the Lord, daily.
Beverly Jean Davis
Judie Davis (Johnson)
Retired - Social Work Married 6
Judie (Davis) Johnson
March 4, 1941 - September 1, 2011
Children: 4 Sons and 2 Daughters
Grandchildren: 9 Grandsons and 3 Granddaughters
Great Grandchildren: 1 Great Grandson and 2 Great Granddaughters
Activities/Hobbies: Spending time w/children & grandchildren, cooking, reading, fishing, watching wildlife, birds, clouds, sunrise & sunsets.
Happily married to the kindest, most loving man ever born. We are living our retirement dream in a log cabin/home in the mountains at the end of a road with few or no full time neighbors. The deer, quail, raccoons and all kinds of birds keep us entertained and amused. We have a beautiful pond off our deck in the front of our house and a view of the Elkhorn Mountains. In the summer we work in the yard, fish, pick berries and morel mushrooms and take long rides in the mountains. In the winter Dale spends many days plowing snow so we can get out to the main road. As I write this I am watching him plow us out of the newest blanket that has hit us this winter. It is beautiful for the person who can stay in and keep warm!! Thank God we both love to read, play cribbage and thoroughly enjoy each other’s company; otherwise the days/nights could be loooong.
Our children and grandchildren are a special blessing and our pride and joy. We spend much of our time with them and are very happy that they would rather spend time with us than with others. We have large gatherings year round with family and friends, playing games, cooking great food and sharing great stories. Dale and I laugh because our children argue over who will be blessed with us when we are too senile to take care of ourselves.
We have five children – three sons and two daughters. We lost our wonderful, beloved son, Larry, in 2006. Our grandchildren are all exceptional students; some gifted musically and others in sports. I take little or no credit for their accomplishments; however I do claim bragging rights. They have wonderful parents. I have tried to teach them how to cook, do the Wa-Hi shuffle, and other dances from the 50’s. They get a real laugh hearing stories and looking at pictures of all of us from that period of time. They know about dragging Main St., the G&P, pedal pushers, starched crinolines, white bucks, Shuffle Shop, The Spud Nut Shop, driving in Sharon Weather’s convertible, the great spaghetti feed at Sharon’s, going to Ann’s to watch American Bandstand, guys in levis and white T shirts, duck tails and crew cuts, cool cars, formals, the drive in, marching bands, Sponsors, and riding the bus to games, great teachers/coaches, etc. What a wonderful time it was. As I get older those memories warm my heart and I hope some touch yours also.
As much as I would love to see all of you in August, our family has one of its annual gatherings then. I will think of you with great fondness and know you will have a wonderful time reminiscing and getting acquainted again.
Judith Eloise Davis (Springer)
January 7, 1942 - April 16, 2011
Kathy Davis (Stapleton)
Retired - Grocery Clerk Married 2Spouse: Eugene (Gene)
Children: 1 Son and 1 Daughter
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons
Genealogy - all about my family
Union-Bulletin, December 3, 1959
Youth is Killed in Auto Crash at Waitsburg
A car slid out of control Wednesday night and smashed backwards into a utility pole just east of Waitsburg, resulting in the death of 18-year-old Walter David Davis of Walla Walla.
The funeral was held at DeWitt Funeral Home chapel Saturday morning. Officiating were the Rev. Eldon C. Hibbard of Mountain View Free Methodist Church and the Rev. C. Emory Damon. Mrs. Donald Davis sang, "In the Garden" and "The Old rugged Cross," with Miss Nancy Schnebly as organist.
Active pallbearers were Jerry and Larry Lewis, Richard Delavan, Larry Owen, Gary Richardson and Robert Moses. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Patrick, Robert Andran, William Daschbaush, Gary Michel and James Reed.
Burial was in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery.
Walter was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Davis and brother of Dale and Alvin Gary Davis. Born May 18, 1941 in Detroit, Mich., he was a member of Mountain View Free Methodist Church.
Lynn Davison (Suckow)
RETIRED!! flickr.com/photos/walla2chick/ Divorced 4