Teacher Memorials

Margit Thorvaldson - I grew up in Port Chester, New York, and moved to Eatonville 1950 for my first teaching job. I started in a combination 4 and 5th grade. (Actually, all grades are combination ones!) I ended up teaching English in the high school. I suppose what I want former students to know about me is that I loved teaching and hope it showed! My hobbies and interests include fishing, gardening, reading, writing and e-mail contact with former students. I think, perhaps, I shock some of them with some of the jokes I forward, but I figure they are grown up by now! My life has been enriched by my mentors, among which I list a Girl Scout leader, librarians, and master teachers I had the good fortune to have as colleagues. My favorite part of teaching was the contact I had with my students and seeing the light of understanding come into their eyes. I have traveled a great deal. I have crossed the Atlantic 4 times by ship, taught in Germany a year and also a year in Libya. For 35 years I spent my summers in Norway. Now I am satisfied to travel to Eatonville! I have a brother and a sister and we get along very well! It is hard to pick out one favorite book or author, but I'll confess to reading Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series countless times! It is a fictionalized but well documented story of our civilization from 1914 to the death of FDR.

Richard Hermsen - I was born in Tacoma, Washington on September 23rd, 1924. I attended St. Leo’s Grade School and then went to Bellermine High School graduating in 1942 with a classical diploma. I entered the Army in April 1943, was sent to Mississippi for basic training. Then deployed to Europe for World War II. Was appointed Infantry Squad Leader on the front line in combat against the Germans. My assistant squad leader got badly wounded and I helped save his life. Fifty-seven years later I was awarded the Bronze Star for my actions taken to save that soldiers life. Entering the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington and graduating in 1950 with a teaching certificate. I began teaching in small High Schools around the Northwest. Met and married Valeria Banaszak in 1948, we have four children Rick, Mike, Michelle, and Jeff. We also are proud grandparents of seven and great-grandparents of two. Furthering my education, I became Principal at Napavine High School, then to White Pass High School, moving on to Eatonville High School being Principal for thirteen years. After another thirteen years at Elma High School I retired with thirty years in as an educator. My wife and I still reside in Elma Washington.

Clarence "Pete" Pearson passed away March 26, 2009. He was born April 26, 1937, i Elma, Washington, to Harvey and Alta (Mowry) Pearson. He graduated from Elma High School in 1955. He earned his bachelors degree from Washington State University in 1959 and his masters degree at Wisconsin State University in 1970.He married Linda Hanson of Kelso on June 12, 1960. The marriage produced two children, Gerald and Valerie, but ended in 1965. He married Colleen Whyatt on July 24, 1970, and together they had a son, Daniel.Pete had an extensive teaching career beginning in 1959: vocational agriculture and chemistry teacher, Winlock High School 1959-62, vocational agriculture and chemistry teacher, Eatonville High School l962-74, and vocational agriculture and forestry teacher, Elma High School 1974-89. He retired from teaching in 1989 with 30 years served. He also owned and operated a family dairy farm from 1967-1993, farming 250 acres with 350 head of cattle. He sold the two dairies he owned in 1993 and went into the flower (dahlia) business with son Dan.Pete also served his community and state. He was a State Farm Bureau board member, member of the State Board for Vocational Education, president of the State FFA Foundation, master of the Sharon Grange, member of the National FFA Forestry Committee, member of the Grays Harbor County Fair Board, an American Dahlia Society senior judge, active in the Evergreen State Dahlia Association, served on the Elma School Board from 1989-2001, and served two terms on the State Commission for Student Learning. In 1984, he was honored with both the Bishop Foundation Youth Leader of the Year award and the Daily World's Citizen of the Year award.Pete was still enjoying life raising dahlias and going to garden shows in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco each spring until 2008. He lived on the family farm and was able to get his hands in the dirt on a daily basis. He died there on March 26, 2009, with his children by his side.Pete was preceded in death by his wife Colleen in November, 2006. Pete is survived by his oldest son Gerald "Jerry" (Sherrie) of Oakville, his daughter Valerie (fiancé Roger Bolden) of Auburn, and his youngest son Dan (Mieke) of Oakville. Pete's grandchildren include Val's daughter, Melanie, Jerry's daughter and son, Michelle and Ben, and Dan's daughter and son, Alyssa and Collin. Pete is also survived by his uncle, Charles "Tom" (Laura) Mowry of Elma, first wife Linda Hanson of Covallis, Ore., four sisters-in-law and their families, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.A service will be held at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds Pavilion on April 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. A potluck reception will immediately follow in the Fair's exhibit hall. Donations can be made to the Elma FFA or Grays Harbor County Fair/honorary bench fund. Please visit and sign the online tribute to Clarence Pearson at http://www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com/. (Published in The Dispatch, Eatonville, WA on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.)

Helen Ethel Gordon Asplund – Born March 23, 1911 in Seattle, passed away November 30, 2006 in Tacoma. She was a teacher for Eatonville High School for many years and was a substitute teacher until she was 84. She drove school bus for 35 years and did much community service. Helen was a member of the Ohop Grange for 72 years, charter member of Epsilon Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma, the Silver Lake Club, the Ohop Ladies Aid, and the Radio Club of Tacoma. She traveled to many places including China, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonas Asplund, daughter, Naida Bohlman, grandson Jack Elliott and her brother, Walter Gordon. She leaves children, Sally (Ben) McKay of Eatonville, Nancy (Jack) Elliott of Naches and Nels of California; 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mt. Hwy East, Spanaway. Contributions may be made to the Ohop Grange, PO Box 717, Eatonville, WA 98328 or Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 1155, Eatonville, WA 98328. Arrangements under the direction of Funeral Alternatives of Washington 253-863-2800. (Published in the News Tribune, Tacoma, on December 4, 2006.)

Mabel Pappajohn, 72, of Eatonville, retired elementary school teacher and former operator of Pappajohn’s Restaurant in Ashford, died August 30 (1976). She was born in Chicago and had lived in the Ashford and Eatonville area 35 years. Mrs. Pappajohn and her late husband opened the restaurant in 1955, and operated it for several years. She was a member of Zora Temple Daughters of the Nile, past matron of the Narada Chapter, Order of Eastern Star a member of Mount Star Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and past master of the Elbe Grange. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Rhoda) Miller of Eatonville; a foster daughter, Mrs. Watt (Kitty) Crow of Tucson, Arizona; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Nelson of Portland, Mrs. Mildred Thompson of Rochester and Mrs. Cecelia Johnson of Kirkland, and four grandchildren. Services were held last Friday in the Eatonville Methodist Church. Dryer Mortuary was in charge. (Published in The Dispatch newspaper, Eatonville, Washington, on September 9, 1976.) (Note: Rhoda Pappajohn Miller updated the following: Mother was a member, and a past matron (president), of Narada Chapter located in Ashford. When she moved to Eatonville, she joined Mountain Star Chapter (a dual membership); she could almost walk to Mountain Star from our home. She also belonged to the Grange for many years and was a past master (president). And Kittie is not a foster daughter, but her niece.)

Salome R. Olson, Eatonville, Dies – Mrs. Hans Christian (Salome R.) Olson, 60, wife of the superintendent of the Eatonville Schools, died Monday, April 11, 1966, in a Tacoma hospital. She was born in Carroll, Nebraska and moved to Western Washington 23 years ago. She went to Eatonville 17 years ago from Orting. For 13 years Mrs. Olson was librarian at the Eatonville High School. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and Sweet Grass Chapter, OES, both in Big Timber, Montana; and the Washington State Librarian’s Association, the Washington Education Association and the National Education Association. She had attended the Methodist Church in Eatonville. She leaves her husband of the home, P.O. Box 97, Eatonville; two sons, Richard Leigh Olson of Minneapolis, and Robert Norman Olson of Federal Way; her father William L. Robinson of Caldwell, Idaho; a sister Mrs. Wilma Knudsen of Caldwell and four grandchildren. Services will be announced by Mountain Home Funeral Home. (Published in The Tacoma News Tribune newspaper, Tuesday, April 12, 1966.)

Alvin L. Smith, 73, died Thursday, February 24, 1983, in a local convalescent center. There will be no funeral service. Arrangements are by Selene Mortuary. Mr. Smith was born November 20, 1909, in Leland, Michigan. He was a high school teacher and was retired. He lived in the Olympia area since May 1, 1977. Among his survivors is a sister, Margaret Flora, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Published in The Olympian newspaper, Olympia, Washington on Sunday, February 27, 1983, page B2.) A.B. Central State College of Michigan, Universities of Washington, Grenoble and Nancy, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He taught French, English and Art.

Jesse Dawkins – Jesse A. Dawkins, 67, of Eatonville died Friday, July 8, 1983. He was born in Downing, Missouri and had lived in Eatonville since 1941. A retired Eatonville school teacher, Mr. Dawkins had also operated at one time the King’s Place restaurant and the Red & White grocery store, both in Eatonville. He was a member of the Eatonville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Madora; four sons, Jesse Jr. of Salinas, California, Steve of Lewisville, Texas and Mark and Dan of Eatonville; two daughters, Mrs. Al (Suzanne) Lustie of Ellensburg and Anita Dawkins of Seattle; and eight grandchildren. Dryer Mortuary is in charge. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch newspaper on July 13, 1983.)

Leila Kathleen Gritman Osterdahl, 87, wife of Sigfrid Osterdahl of Eatonville, passed away October 11, 1990. She was born Lelia Kathleen Gritman in Wallace, Idaho. She spent most of her young life in Palouse, later coming to Maple Valley, where she was in charge of the Consolidated Eighth Grade in the Tahoma Consolidated School District. While in Maple Valley, she met and married Sigfrid Osterdahl. They later moved to Eatonville, where they made their home. Lelia became a teacher in the Eatonville School District, at one time being principal of Elbe School District. She retired in 1980. Leila was a member and past worthy matron of Mountain Star Chapter 1790 O.E.S., an active member and past president of the Stella Hagen Orthopedic Auxiliary, a member of Zora Temple 5, Daughters of the Nile, the Rebekah Lodge and P.E.O. She was also a past president of the Washington State Teachers Association. She is survived by her husband, Sigfrid, of the home; a sister, Ruth Ickes, Spokane and Palm Desert, California; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and one great-great nephew. A brother, Robert Goodman, preceded her in death in 1983. Services were held Monday, at Eatonville Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eatonville Cemetery Fund or the Eatonville Aid Fund. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch on October 17, 1990, page B-3.)

James Ernest Cope, 83, left our loving arms, December 3, 1990. Born in Palmer Junction, Washington, Mr. Cope lived in this area all of his life. He was a retired coach and teacher. He taught and coached for the old Kapowsin High School for 10 years and was a teacher and coach at Eatonville High School for 22 years. He was a member of the Firgrove Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Olive; son, Richard and daughter-in-law, Claudia Cope; daughter Marna and son-in-law Bill Unruth; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Monday, December 10, 1 p.m. at the Firgrove Community Baptist Church. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Firgrove Baptist Church, 13601 Meridian South, Puyallup, Washington 98373, in the name of Ernie Cope; or the American Heart Fund. Arrangements by Oakwood Hill Funeral Home, 473-2900. (Published in The Morning News Tribune newspaper, Thursday, December 6, 1990, page B4.)

Vynor S. Fish - Vynor S. Fish, 89, died Sunday, January 20, 1996, in Tacoma. Vynor was born August 28, 1906 in Marshfield, Wisconsin to his parents, Herbert and May Fish. Vynor graduated from the University of Washington in 1929 with a BA. He began teaching at Eatonville High School in the fall of 1929. He received his MA degree in 1939. When Vynor became a teacher he extended a family tradition into a third generation. By the time he retired in 1972 he had taught three generations of students in Eatonville during the 42 years of teaching. Vynor married Irene Lundrigan, June 28, 1933. From this marriage there were two children. After Vynor retired he found time to travel and visit family. Vynor was known for having kept a daily diary for over 60 years. Many a family argument was settled when he would open his diary and produce the correct information. His favorite hobbies were socializing with people of all ages, playing cards and chipping wood. Surviving family members are his wife Irene L. Fish of the home; daughter Marjorie Castelli (Dr. Wm P. Castelli) of Marlboro, MA; son Harold Fish (Yoshie) of Eatonville; grandsons Larry Castelli and Bill Castelli of Maryland; granddaughter Allyson Castelli-Larson of MA; grandson Colin Fish of Eatonville; three great-grandchildren; and sisters Virginia Tozer of Ellensburg, Nita Green of Whidby Island and Nina Salter (Dr. Larry Salter) of Renton. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 27, 1996 at 11 a.m. at Dryer Mortuary Chapel with a tie of fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Vynor S. Fish Foundation at any branch of Key Bank. Arrangements by Dryer Mortuary. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch newspaper, Thursday, January 24, 1996, Page A8.)

Irene L. Fish - Irene L. Fish, 93, died Sat. June 20, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Vynor. Irene was born Oct. 7, 1904 in Farlington, Kansas to Willie and Alta Lundrigan. At the age of 4 she moved with her family to Puyallup, were she was raised and educated, graduating from Puyallup High School in 1923. She received her Normal Diploma from CPS in 1925 and taught 3 years at Puyallup's Riverside Grade School. In the fall of 1928 she began 29 years of devoted teaching at Eatonville Grade School. She loved her teaching and the hundreds of children that passed through her classes. Irene married Vynor Fish on June 28, 1933. She loved her family, her Clear Lake Home where she lived for 57 years, the Mountain, the trees, the flowers, and all the natural beauty of Washington. After Irene and Vynor retired they traveled and visited family. She was a 53 year member of Order of Eastern Star, Mt. Star Chapter 179 and past Worthy Matron. She was a lifelong member of the Mother Church Of Christ, Scientist in Boston. Surviving members are daughter, Marjorie (Dr. William P.) Castelli of Marloboro, Maryland.; son, Harold (Yoshie) of Eatonville; grandsons, Larry and Bill Castelli of Maryland; granddaughter, Allyson Castelli- Larsen of Maryland.; grandson, Colin Fish of Tokyo, Japan; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Marion (Betty) Lundrigan of Pasco; sisters, Joy (Milton) Cole of Puyallup and Bliss (Gilman) Welcker of Port Angeles. She was also the sister of the late Carol Lundrigan, Merle Lundrigan and Clara Green. A memorial service will be held, Thursday August 6, 1998, 11:00 a.m. at Dryer Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vynor S. and Irene L. Fish Educational Fund at any branch of Key Bank. (Published in The Tacoma News Tribune, June 29 and August 3, 1998.)

Dale W. Parton, leader of the band, went to be with the Lord, June 10, 1999 in Alder, WA. He was born March 28th, 1924 in Buena, WA. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Betty Jean Parton; 5 children, Stephen, Mark, William, Eric, Tina, 12 grandchildren and two brothers, Lynne, Harry. Preceded in death by his brother Lowell. Dale was a graduate of Whitworth College, a retired school teacher of 28 years, a veteran of WWII, serving in Patton's 11th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge, an active member of the Eatonville Baptist Church and commander of the American Legion Post in Eatonville. Memorial services will be held at the Assembly of God Church (Former Baptist Church) in Eatonville, WA., Monday, June 14th 4:30 p.m., reception following service. Pastor Henry Hoffman will be officiating. Graveyard services will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 7 p.m. at the Alder Cemetery, conducted by the American Legion. (Published in The Tacoma News Tribune, June 12, 1999.)

Wilton Raymond Colyer, age 82, was born November 5, 1918 to Ralph Raymond and Ivy Irene (Campbell) Colyer in Granger, Yakima County. He went to meet his Lord on April 23, 2001. In addition to a lifelong interest in hunting & fishing, Wilton also enjoyed photography, hiking, camping, and a variety of crafts. He had many artistic talents, especially in woodworking and wood carving. He made much of his own recreational equipment including decoys, fishing rods & flies, bows & arrows, knives, gun stocks, pack boards, skis, snowshoes, kayaks, boats, and furniture. He also enjoyed teaching others to do likewise. Although his primary profession was high school teacher of industrial arts he was also a logger, carpenter, bartender and shake mill operator. During his last few years he managed a health food store in Ephrata. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ralph Eldon Colyer, and two sisters, Thelma McIntyre and LaVonne Gerard. He is survived by his wife, Oma, of Moses Lake. He is also survived by three sisters, Elinor Nordlund, Velora Ugles (Pete), Phyllis Porter (Jim) and one sister-in-law, Betty Colyer, all of Tacoma; four children, Grant (Patricia) of Auburn, John of Eatonville, Tamara Pearce (David) of Shade Gap, Pa., Wilton R. of Moses Lake; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Wilton will be long remembered by former students and fellow faculty members at Eatonville High School where he taught for twenty-five years and was a much loved teacher. Everywhere he lived he made significant contributions to his community. He was admired and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed. A family interment ceremony will be held at Eatonville Cemetery on Saturday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. A reception celebrating Wilton’s life will follow at Eatonville Community Center from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome. Contributions may be made in his name to the Eatonville Lions Club. (Published in The Dispatch newspaper, Eatonville, Thursday, May 10, 2001.)

Classmate Memorials

Richard Allen Austin Dies in Auto Accident Monday - Richard Allen Austin, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Austin died Monday evening, July 11, 1966, as the result of a car accident on the freeway south of Tacoma. The Austins, former residents of Eatonville are now making their home at 310 Whistler Avenue, Olympia. Richard was born at Fairmount, West Virginia and had lived in Europe with his parents for four years. He was employed at the Add Supply Company at Steilacoom. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Beverly and Debra, and a brother, Guy, all of the home; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Martin of Farmington, West Virginia and Mrs. Ada Austin of Fairmont, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held this Saturday under the direction of the Lacy Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Steel conducting the service. The Rev. Allen Laursen of Eatonville Baptist Church will be the soloist and Don Porteous, the organist. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch newspaper, on Thursday, July 14, 1966, front page.)

Walter William "Buddy" Norman Jr. - Sgt. Walter W. Norman Jr., 25, of Kelley Air Force Base, Texas who was found dead of gunshot wounds in a lake near San Antonio, Texas, Sunday (9-17-1972), was a former resident of Eatonville. He was born in Tacoma and lived in the Eatonville area most of his life. He was a graduate of Eatonville High School. He is survived by his wife Sandra; a son Michael; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Norman Sr., of Eatonville; and two sisters, Mrs. Diana Buti of Tacoma and Mrs. Arlene Harrison of Los Angeles, California. Services will be announced by Dryer’s Fire Lane Chapel. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch, September 21, 1972, on page 6.)

Melody Kay Marshall, 37, died at her home in Spanaway (January 15, 1986). She was a nurse at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and is survived by her parents, Robert L. and Loraine B. Marshall of Eatonville; brothers and sisters, Ron and Linda Overli and sons, Steven and Robert of Stateline, Nevada; Judy Marshall and daugher Nancy of Tacoma; Robyne Snyder and sons, Dean and Erik of Eatonville; and James F. and Sally Marshall and sons, Robert and Daniel of Gig Harbor. Memorial Services will be Thursday 1:00 p.m. at Eatonville Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Isenhart officiating. Memorials may be made to Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital Melody Kay Memorial Fund. Brookside Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (Published in the News Tribune, Tacoma, January 21, 1986, page B2.)

Manning Ernest Games, 39, life long resident of Eatonville died June 28, 1986. He was a life long member of Eatonville Demolay and the Mt. Rainier Eagles No. 3158. Survivors include: his mother, Maxine of Eatonville; brother and Sister-in-law, Frank and Barbara Games of Yakima; niece Chandra Machovski of North Dakota; two nephews, Donald and Billy Games of Yakima; and one very special great-nephew, Roger Robert Machovski of North Dakota. Services were held July 1 at Mt. View Memorial Park. Pastor Dan Hoffman of Eatonville Baptist Church, officiated. Dryer Mortuary is in charge of the funeral arrangements. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch newspaper, July 9, 1986, page 2.)

Dale Leonard Dow - A memorial service for Dale Dow will be held Saturday, March 16, 1996, 1 p.m. at New Life Christian Church Center, 13036 Morris Road SE, Yelm, Washington. Dale died March 6, 1996. He was 47 years old. His family was his pride, his goal and his achievement. He would have been married thirty years, August 6, 1996. Dale was born in Seattle, but lived all of his life in Eatonville. He loved his community and the people in it. He is survived by his wife Lynn and children Richard, Kathy DePoppe, Dale Jr., Sara; his parents Sidney and Marie Dow; a brother Sidney and sister Elaine. Dale had 3 grandchildren, Rachel and Andrea Dow and Jordan DePoppe. A college fund has been set up at Key Bank for Sara Dow. (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch newspaper, March 13, 1996, page A2.)

Ernest William Haarstad, 50, died December 20, 1997, in Rainier, Oregon. Ernie was born September 30, 1947 in Longview, Washington to Oscar and Lucille Brown Haarstad. After Ernie graduated from high school in Eatonville he went into the Marines and served in Viet Nam. Upon leaving the military he moved to Rainier, Oregon, where his mother had moved, after Oscar's death in 1968, to be with her family. He went to work for the paper mill at Wauna and worked there for the next 28 years. On January 4th, 1975 Ernie married Linda Hartman at the Svenson Friends Church. Ernie loved sports and one of the highlights of the year was always the big super bowl party that we had at the house. Ernie also liked hunting, collecting guns, and building things, but most of all he loved the outdoors. In the winter it was skiing and in the summer he just loved to head out into the woods on foot, on a motorcycle or on horseback; it didn't matter. He was well liked by everyone and his premature death was such a shock to all of us. He had been battling cancer and had won! Then suddenly was killed by a blood clot that went to his lungs. Ernie was preceded in death by his younger brother Ben and his father, Oscar. Ernie is survived by his wife Linda at home; sons Adam and Joel; his mother Lucille; and a half brother Jimmy Brouse of Vancouver, Washington.

Gladys Eileen Rhoades Treadway - Gladys Eileen Treadway, 52, went quietly to be with her Lord and Savoir October 22, 2000 at her home in Roy. She was born November 21, 1947 in Spokane to Norman and Pearl (Kidd) Rhoades. Gladys was a member of Covenant Celebration Church and was active in choir activities. She was a bus driver for the Bethel School District for 28 years and was a member of the Public School Employees Union. She will be missed by her husband Daryl Treadway, sons Daniel M. Treadway of Tacoma and Darren M. Treadway of Roy, mother Pearl Rhoades of Spanaway and a brother Tom Rhoades of Lacey. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Celebration Church Choir. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2000 at Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup. The family wishes to thank Multi Care Hospice of Tacoma for all their loving care. Arrangements are in care of Powers Funeral Home. (Published in the News Tribune, Tacoma, on October 27, 2000.)

Michael George Elston - Michael George Elston, resident of Kent, passed away at home Sunday, September 18, 2005. He was born January 24, 1947, to Mike (deceased) and Lola Elston of Eatonville. Michael graduated from Eatonville High School in 1966. During that time he was very active in sports. He excelled in track, breaking a state record in the 100 yard dash, and took first place in state competition in the broad jump. After graduating from high school, he briefly attended college before becoming an MP in the army. He retired from Boeing as an engineer, having worked there for over twenty years. He was an athlete, and a musician, and loved the ocean all his life. But most of all Michael was the kind of man who always put other people ahead of himself. He was always there to give someone a place to live, or do whatever he could to make someone’s life a little better. Whenever we look towards the ocean, we will think of him. He is survived by: his wife Roseann, two sons, Nathan Elston of South Hill, John Elston of Kent, and three grandchildren. Remembrance donations may be made to the American Heart Assocation (PO Box 78851, Phoenix, AZ 85062). (Published in The Eatonville Dispatch newspaper, Thursday, September 28, 2005.)

Karen Irene Robbie Vojtecky - Karen Irene (Robbie) Vojtecky was born on March 8, 1948 at Tacoma General Hospital and passed away peacefully in her sleep October 28, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Karen is survived by her loving husband of 36 years Jim Vojtecky, her daughters Nicole Dexter, Jamie Mackie and four grandchildren: Kaitlin and Jason Dexter, Faith and Ashley Mackie. In addition she left behind her brother Brad Robbie and her grandmother Effie Robbie. Her passing was preceded by those of her beloved parents Betty and John Robbie. Karen was a native of Eatonville, graduated Eatonville High School in 1966 and maintained friendships with all who knew her. She met Jim at a wedding reception at Ft. Lewis in 1968 and they both knew it was love at first sight. Jim went AWOL from Vietnam in 1969 to marry his sweetheart in Honolulu. Karen agreed to spend the first 25 years of their marriage in California, retire and build their dream home in Washington where they could spend their golden years. Karen made friends easily and touched so many lives wherever she lived. She socialized with senators and congressman, she danced and joked with movie stars and had a standing invitation to come and stay with a four-star general and his family. Karen was a small-town girl with a big city passion for life. Nothing was too small or too big for Karen to give of herself. She devoted her life to her family; she supported every endeavor her children and grandchildren attempted. She was a small woman with a backbone of titanium when it came to encouraging her friends and family to reach for the stars. Karen's loving nature and pure heart will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren who miss her greatly. Throughout her life Karen loved to play the guitar and took classes in college refining her skills. She enjoyed softball and instilled a love of the sport in her daughters. Karen loved baking and it wasn't unusual for her to make 40 gingerbread houses in December to give to friends and neighbors as Christmas gifts. Bowling became a terrific sport she could enjoy with Jim and they competed locally in California and in Las Vegas. Mom often expressed herself through painting and crafts throughout her life. She loved her horses and always had room for cats and dogs. Most recently going to the movies with close friends was a passion with a desire to see them all. Mom's most favorite activity was always socializing with friends and family. Memorial services will he held on Saturday, November 5th, 2005, at 11:00 A.M. at Eatonville Baptist Church located at 825 Eatonville Hwy., Eatonville. We love you Karen and will embrace the example you have set by living life on your own terms . (Published in the News Tribune, Tacoma, on 10/31/2005.)

Edwin "Eddie" Lee Christensen
"God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him and whispered "Come with me". With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. Edwin Lee Christensen, Jr., born January 22, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington, passed away February 25, 2006 at his home in Yelm, Washington with Shelly by his side. Eddie is survived by his loving wife Shelly; two children Edwin and Aubre; four grandchildren, Eric, Courtney, Justin and Seth; mother and stepfather: Norma and Gene Holt; sister: Bonnie Budd; brothers: Brad, Bruce, Brian and Kenneth McGehee, first cousins: Bob and David Zimmerman and Loree Deede; predeceased children: Michelle and Justin. Eddie's extended family is large, there are many nieces, nephews and stepchldren, plus a countless number of close friends and their families. Officiate: Pastor Brad Carlson.

Nancy L. Buck - 1947 to 2007 - Nancy L. Buck, 59, former resident of Port Angeles, died in her home Thursday, July 12, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Seattle on December 26, 1947, to Wilmetha and Virgil Keller. She grew up in Eatonville, Washington, graduating from Eatonville High School in 1966.Nancy loved to sing, and during her high school years her voice was so strong that the choir teacher had to place the choir around her.After high school, she attended Clover Park Tech, graduating in 1967 as a beautician.In 1967, she married Patrick E. Brady, and they had three children: Patrick Edward Brady III, Naomie Lynn Brady and Gerald Joseph Brady.In 1972, she married Mark M. Raymann and settled in Port Angeles in 1978. She loved being a homemaker and had a unique ability to make and gather friends anywhere she went.Her love for others lead to a regular "swinging door" at the family's residence. It was common for neighborhood kids, church friends and relatives to regularly stop in for coffee, Bible studies, conversation and musical "jam" sessions.She eventually took a job at the Clallam Transit System as a bus driver/dispatcher. Her crowning moment came in 1984 when she competed in the first annual Peninsula Cup Bus Roadeo, taking first place for her bus driving skill.In 1987, she married Rory D. Buck Sr. and assisted him in raising four stepsons.She is preceded in death by daughter Naomie Rudolph.Survivors include husband; mother Willy White; her sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Kellie Brady of Port Angeles, and Gerry and Angee Brady of Mead, Washington; stepsons and daughter-in-law, Jordan and Yudith Buck of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rory Buck Jr. of Port Angeles, John Buck of Port Angeles and Wesley Buck of Port Angeles; her sisters, Carolyn Cook of Spanaway and Margie and Bill Powell of Puyallup; and her brother, Rick and Judy White of Port Angeles. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren.Let all who read this know that her family loved her deeply and that she will be missed and never forgotten.Sing now with the angels, Mom, we love you.A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2007, 1 p.m., at Independent Bible Church, 116 Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles. Reception following.Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Published in the Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 (http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/)

Janis Dee Henley Ahrendsen, age 60, passed away peacefully at her home in Eatonville, Washington, surrounded by her loving family. She had battled courageously against ovarian cancer. Jan now rejoices in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. Jan was born in Tacoma, Washington to George H. and Elsie M. Henley of Eatonville. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her sister Sally A. Block. She was the loving wife of Daniel Allen Ahrendsen of 42 years, mother of Sandra and husband (Scott) Young and Michaela "Kayla" and husband (Dan) Hilbert and sister to George S. (Mary) Henley, Gail Morris, and Diane (Rick) Simons; grandmother to Ashley Jacobs, Derrick and Hunter Young, and great-grandmother to Skylon Jacobs. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Some of her favorite past-times were spending time with her family, going on mission trips to Israel, and serving faithfully in her Church. Jan and Dan also enjoyed touring the countryside on their motorcycle. She lived her life to the fullest. Jan touched the hearts of everyone who knew her with her faith, love, strength, and her devotion to God and love for Israel. Please go to the following website to view a slideshow of Jan: http://www.newwaterfellowship.com/www.newwaterfellowship.com/Photos/Pages/Jan.html Visitation 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Thurs., Oct. 30th in the Fir Lane Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Fir Lane Memorial Chapel in Spanaway at 2:00 P.M. followed by a memorial service at New Water Fellowship in Sumner at 4:00 P.M. Published in the News Tribune newspaper, Tacoma, Washington, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. (http://www.thenewstribune.com/)

Johnnie “Corky” Lee Hale - Johnnie (Corky) Hale was born July 10, 1947, and passed away on March 24, 2010. Born in Morton and raised in Eatonville, he lived in Goodyear, Arizona. John is predeceased by his parents, John and Dorothy Hale. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Hale; sons Derek Donohue and Gino Lowry (Kirsten); daughter Deanna Moffett (Bill); sisters Jeanette Mierke (Gordon) and Paulette Hermsen (Rick); brother Ricky Hale; and grandchildren Max, Devlyn, Piper, Maggie and Amelia. John was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed by many. A private service is planned. (Published in The Dispatch newspaper, Eatonville, Washington, on April 13, 2010.)

Michael James Dougherty, retired Navy veteran and Chula Vista resident, has died. He was 62.  Mike was born February 28, 1947 in Tacoma, Washington, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1988. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he worked as a technical representative for the Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit at NAS North Island until retiring in 2004.  Mike succumbed to cancer on March 20, 2009, with his wife, Jo Anne, by his side in Chula Vista, CA. Mike was a life member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 289 in Imperial Beach, and was an active volunteer in the South Bay community over four decades with local Little League, Cub Scouts, the Sandcastle Parade, and many other organizations. In addition to his wife of 34 years, Mike is survived by his son Michael Dougherty, Jr. of Encinitas, daughter Kelly Dougherty of San Marcos, son and daughter-in-law Matt and Kari McGarty of Granite Bay, CA, son and daughter-in-law Eric and Kris McGarty of Novato, CA, brother John Dougherty of Venus, TX, six grandsons and two granddaughters.  A Memorial Service and burial will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, on April 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.  Published on FindaGrave.com, Memorial #80649582.
Robert Allen Ford - "Bob" Ford, age 62, passed away at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, WA, on March 28, 2010. Bob was born in Tacoma, WA, at St. Joseph’s hospital on October 21, 1947 to Joe and Betty Myers Ford. As a middle child, he joined Ken, an older brother, and later a little sister, Vicky, was born. Bob moved to Eatonville when he was about 3 years old. Classmates remember Bob and Darrell Mooers were always the tallest boys in the class; Bob finally beat Darrell as Bob was 6’-8” and Darrell 6’-7”. Bob graduated from EHS with the class of ’66 completing a thirteen-year journey with his fellow classmates. After graduation, Bob married Diane Bright, a classmate he met several years before. They were married at Roy and Vivian Durham’s house in Eatonville, by Judge Van Eaton. Diane remembers that Bob drove a ’63 Chevy in high school and later when they were married he had a red and white ’57 Buick “Special”. Together they had four children: Robert, Patrick, Brian and a daughter, Tyra Marie. Bob always wanted a daughter…Diane told him number four had better be a girl as their family was big enough. After Tyra was born the nurses at the hospital said Bob would come to view his new little daughter and puff up like a rooster (there were thirteen babies born that day and Tyra was the only girl…her bassinet was in the middle with six boys on either side). Bob spent twenty-one years working as a boilermaker on various projects throughout the west (the Palo Verde Nuclear project as well as other coal-fired power plant construction sites). Most of that time was spent in Arizona but the family also lived in Kansas for a while when he worked on a project there. Bob’s hobbies included hunting and fishing along with spending time with his family on camping trips. He also loved to work on stock car engines and transmissions with his brother-in-law, Bob, who raced cars at the Spanaway Raceway. Bob and Diane were married almost 45 years; he was the love of her life. She said he was generous, kind and could be stubborn at times when asked what three words best described Bobby. He is survived by his wife, Diane at home in Puyallup; sons, Robert, Patrick (Monique) and Brian “Scotty” (Nichole); a daughter Tyra (Danny) Anderson; and 10 grandchildren. “Bobby was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.” (Written by Bobby's wife, Diane Bright Ford; not published in a newspaper.)

Cathy Geraldine Coburn Shelley passed away peacefully at her home, with family by her side, on December 30, 2011. She was 63 years of age. Born in Morton, Washington on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, to Gerald and Margorie (Dow) Coburn, she was raised on the Coburn family farm in Eatonville, an Eatonville High graduate of 1966, and a lifetime Eatonville resident. She was an active member of the Eatonville Eagles, as well as the Red Hat Society. She loved music, sports, quilting, and mostly spending time with family and friends. Cathy was preceded in death by her father Gerald B. Coburn, and survived by mother Margorie and husband Tom Noel, daughter Brenda Shelley, son Jerry and wife Shelley Shelley, grandchildren Jessi, Garrett, Ashley, and Tanner, brother Byron Coburn, and brother Bruce Coburn. A celebration of the life of Cathy will be held at the Eatonville Eagles Hall Saturday, January 7, 2012 at twelve o'clock. The family asks that any donations be made in her name to the Relay For Life.  (Published in the Tacoma News Tribune on January 5, 2012.)  View her guest book at:  http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/tribnet/guestbook.aspx?n=cathy-shelley&pid=155338628&cid=full

Bobbie JoAnne McCarty Ross our loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend went to live with her heavenly Father the morning of October 22, 2012. Bobbie was born January 18, 1948, and grew up at the base of Mt. Rainier in Eatonville, Washington, where she will be laid to rest.  In the early 1970s Bobbie made her home in Medford, Oregon where she raised her boys and began her career in real estate. Bobby was very devoted to community service and participated in many volunteer activities, including painting for "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and bell ringing during the holidays for the Salvation Army.  As a greeter at Table Rock Fellowship, Bobbie formed lasting relationships with her brothers and sisters in Christ with whom she will one day be reunited in Heaven. Bobbie's interests included sewing crafts, traveling, and playing golf. She was also an avid participant in the Earth Angels Foundation, and had achieved the status of Lifetime Million Dollar Club member in real estate.  She is survived by her parents, Clifford and Hazel McCarty, of Eatonville, Washington; sons, Jared (Charity) Ross of Bozeman, Montana and Joel Ross, of Medford; grandson, Oliver Ross; granddaughters, Jael and Ashley Ross; brother, Bill (Cathy) McCarty, of LaCenter, Washington; and nephews, Clifford and Todd McCarty.  The family would like to give a special "Thank You!" to hospice for their gentleness and attentiveness toward Bobbie and family. Also to John L. Scott Medford for their generosity and time spent preparing and delivering meals to the family, and for the visits that brought joy and comfort to Bobbie.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. at Table Rock Fellowship, 3610 N. Pacific Hwy. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Asante Hospice, 2960 Doctors Park Drive, Medford, Oregon 97504. Arrangements are with Perl Funeral Home.  Published on October 25, 2012, in the Mail Tribune newspaper, Medford, Oregon. 

A "Celebration of Life" has been planned for Bobbie Jo on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The proceedings will start at the Eatonville Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with the releasing of the doves. Her father, Cliff, will release the "spirit" dove along with the "angel" doves being released by fellow classmates. Bobbie Jo loved yellow daffodils. Anyone wishing to bring bulbs, or cut flowers, to the cemetery to decorate her grave site are encouraged to do so. From there the proceedings move to the United Methodist Church on Mashell Avenue where the celebration of Bobbie Jo's life will continue in the Fireplace Room. Feel free to bring photos to share, along with stories of how Bobbie Jo touched your life; refreshments will also be served.

Nancy Ann “Niki” Waterman - Affectionately known as "Niki" to those who knew and loved her, passed away suddenly on June 19, 2013, at the age of 64. Niki was born in Tacoma, WA and a lifelong Pierce County resident. She attended Eatonville High School and graduated from Mt. Tahoma. Niki's dedicated work experience began at Brown & Haley and continued on to The Flower Works Shop, which she owned and operated with her husband, Jim Waterman. From there, Niki touched lives at Pacific First Federal, Group Health, Mitsubishi, and Pemco Insurance Company/Jack Henry, where she eventually retired from in January 2013. Niki had a passion for cooking gourmet meals for family and friends and loved hosting get-togethers at their North Tacoma home. She was an avid gardener, who loved walking her golden retrievers and riding on motorcycles. Anyone she ever made contact with felt her instant and true friendship. She gave every ounce of herself to others and never asked for anything in return. She was an amazing, hardworking daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. Her family and friends were the most important thing in her life. She loved the color purple, a good glass of wine, and will be remembered for her smile, loving heart, gentle spirit, laughter, kindness and true friendship. She was an extraordinary grandmother who would have done anything for her grandchildren. Niki is preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Simonsen, and step-mother, Beatrice Hoffman. She is survived and will forever be remembered by her father Herman Hoffman; brother Steven (Sherry) Hoffman; sister Kimberle (Frank) Pollock; sons Chad (Jody) and Ryan Waterman; her grandchildren Brandon and Aubrey; her companion later in life, Jim Vojtecky; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, countless friends and extended family. A memorial celebrating Niki's life will be held at 1:00PM, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Mt. View Funeral Home in Lakewood at the Celebration of Life Center.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Art Louie Dove, passed away on July 18, 2014 after a long,  courageous fight with COPD.  He was born in Tacoma on July 29, 1948 to Lawrence and Shirley Dove.  In high school Art worked for Van Cleve Motors, in Eatonville, as a mechanic.  George, “Pappy” Van Cleve was a mentor to Art teaching him that the only way to get anywhere in this world was to work for it.  And work hard Art did, all of his life.  Art never forgot what he learned from both “Pappy” and his son, George Jr. “Lad” during those years.  Art worked as self employed mechanic for aeveral years.  He later retired in July of 2002, as the manager of the Farmer’s Co-op in Rearden.  In the late 1960s, Art met Sherri Wirth, while working at Van Cleves. They were married on December 10th, 1977 and celebrated their 37th anniversary last December.  Art was married to Cynthia Cronkite, before he married Sherri, and they had two kids together; Ron and Sabrina Dove.  Art’s hobbies included working in his garden, building model cars and bike riding.  He was the most proud of his knife and car collection.  He also loved to travel.  Some of Art and Sherri’s favorite trips were to Disneyland, South America, and Graceland (he enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley music); we also traveled to the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Alaska and Columbia.  A significant theme throughout Art’s life was his faith in God and his love for wife Sherri and family.  Art is survived by his wife, Sherri, at the family home; a son, Ron Dove, of Pahrump, Nevada and a daughter, Sabrina Vanessee, of Ocala, Florida.  He also has eleven grandchildren.  His cremation was under the direction of the Spokane Cremation and Funeral Service of Spokane.  Remembrances may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in Spokane.  (Written by Art's wife, Sherri Dove; not published in a newspaper.)

Dennis James Morris, born on December 24th, 1947, passed away on October 1st, 2015. He was survived by his three daughters, DeAnna (Bill) Witham, Melissa (Miles) Weise, and Sarah (Brian) Jacobus. He is also survived by his loving mother, Myra Rose, and his brother Don (Jeanne) Morris, and 7 beloved grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his father, Jim Morris, and his first grandson, Travis Tapia.  Denny graduated in the class of 1966 from Eatonville High School where he remained friends with many of his classmates. Most of Denny's career was spent in the construction business where he was involved in many building projects in both Pierce and King counties.  Hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren always brought him joy. He will always be remembered for his entertaining hunting and fishing stories. He was loved by his family and friends, and will be missed by many.  His memorial service will be held at Fir Lane Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Friday, October 9th at 4pm.  Published in the News Tribune newspaper on October 6, 2015, Tacoma, WA.

Eatonville Grade School Years 1953 - 1962

8th Grade - 1961 to 1962 - Mrs. Osterdahl and Mr. Dawkins -
Back: Lloyd Emery, Randy Wilson, Steve Dawkins, Tim Daniel, George Gollehon, Mike Elston, Bobby Ford, Darrell Moorers;
3rd Row: Alice Mae Reynolds, Linda Sivertson, Dorothy Stuard, Patsy Simpson, Ferida Phillips, Cathy Coburn, Nancy White, Karen Robbie, Janis Henley, Joyce McBride, Linda Nordstrom, Francine Defoe, Robin Butler, Barbara Seaman, Bobbie Jo McCarty; 2nd Row: Georgia Collins, Susan Sjoblom, Melody Marshall, David Mueller, Miriam Grooms, Donna Hendricks, Katy Hall, Tommy Phillips, Carol Dennis, Rhea Hogan, Rosemary Tomezak, Lynn Rave, Marlayne Allison; Front Row: Dale Dow, Manning Games, Ed Vormestrand, Neal Huntley, Wesley Haviland, Ernie Haarstad, Bobby Ward, Corky Hale, Phillip Smith, Mike Doughtery, Buddy Norman

7th Grade - 1960 to 1961 - Mr. Knutson - Back: Linda Nordstrom, Diane Jellison, Bobbie Jo McCarty, Randy Wilson, Eddie Vormestrand, Lloyd Emery, Manning Games, Mike Elston, Darrell Moorers, Bob Ford; 3rd Row: George Gollehon, Rhea Hogan, Cathy Coburn, Joyce McBride, Patsy Simpson, Alice Renolds, Lynda Sivertson, Robin Butler, Janis Henley, Dorothy Stuard, Lynn Rave, Wesley Haviland; 2nd Row: Georgia Collins, Susy Sjoblom, Melody Marshall, Rosemary Tomzak, Donna Hendricks, Katy Hall, Miriam Grooms, Karen Robbie, Carol Dennis, Nancy White, Steve Dawkins, Tim Daniel; Front: David Secord, Tommy Phillips, Herchel Collins, Ernie Haarstad, Bob Ward, Phil Smith, Corky Hale, Buddy Norman, Mike Doughtery, Dale Dow

6th Grade - 1959 to 1960 - Mr. Bringle - Back: Linda Nordstrom, Steve Freeze, Manning Games, Mike Elston, Bob Ford, Darrell Moorers, Eddie Vormestrand, Randy Wilson, Marlayne Allison; 3rd Row: Bob Ward, Dale Dow, George Gollehon, Tim Daniel, Steve Dawkins, Robin Butler, Dorothy Stuard, Wesley Haviland, Phil Smith; 2nd Row: Carol Berg, Georgia Collins, Patsy Simpson, Cathy Coburn, Nancy White, Melody Marshall, Katy Hall, Joyce McBride; Front: Tom Phillips, Buddy Norman, Herchel Collins

5th and 6th - 1959 to 1960 - Mrs. Giannonatti - Back: Debbie Beckett, Virginia Hodson, Corky Hale, Lloyd Emery, Diane Jellison, Janis Henley; 2nd Row: David Secord, Mike Hammer, Ernie Haarstad, Donna Hendricks, Karen Robbie, Rhea Hogan, Miriam Grooms, Dan Rose Front Row: Nathan Hale, Arlene Lilienthal, Judy Gilvertson, Niki Hoffman, Pam Christain, Darlene Wilder, Jimmy Carney, Patty Smith

5th and 6th Grade - 1958 to 1959 - Mrs. Betty Murphy - Back: Ray Curtis, Dale Kempf, Tom Smallwood, Janie Nelson, Diane Jellison, Middle: Bill Rohr, Janice Waterer, Virginia Hodson, Rhea Hogan, Jack Dolman, Beth Plotner, Corky Hale Front: Karen Robbie, Carol Berg, Miriam Grooms, Chrystal Lawyer, Tommy Phillips, Ernie Haarstad, David Secord.

5th Grade - 1958 to 1959 - Mrs. Kjelstad and Mrs. Bringle -
Back: Dorothy Stuard, Darrell Mooers, Mike Elston, Randy Wilson, Lloyd Emery, Janis Henley; 3rd Row: Cathy Coburn, Diana Carney, Joyce McBride, Robin Butler, Dale Dow, Tim Daniel, Linda Nordstrom, Steve Dawkins, Buddy Norman, Lynda Sivertson; 2nd Row: George Gollehon, Phil Smith, Patsy Simpson, Katy Hall, Cindy Leingang, Connie Doughtery, Sheila Bringman, Melody Marshall, Donna Hendricks, Susan Sjoblom; Front Row: Bobby Ford, Manning Games, Eddie Vormestrand, Wesley Haviland

Fourth Grade - 1957 to 1958 - Mrs. Fish - Back: George Gollehon, Robin Butler, Linda Nordstrom, Tim Daniel, Lloyd Emery, Marlayne Allison, Janis Henley, Diane Jellison, Manning Games; 3rd Row: Carol Berg, Ernie Haarstad, Tommy Phillips, Billy Lockner, Corky Hale, Phillip Smith, Bobby Ward, Diana Carney, Joyce McBride, Steve Dawkins; 2nd Row: Susan Sjoblom, Patsy Kline, Donna Hendicks, Melody Marshall, Sheila Bringman, Miriam Grooms, Connie Doughtery, Katy Hall, Karen Robbie, Patsy Simpson; Front: Eddie Vormestrand, Darrell Moorers, Bobby Ford, Mike Elston, Buddy Norman, Dale Dow, Wesley Haviland, Randy Wilson

Third Grade - 1956 to 1957 - Mrs. Lane - Back: Linda Sivertson, Katy Hall, Bobby Ward, Buddy Norman, Eddie Vormestrand, Mike Elston, Ray Etherington, Bobby Ford, Darrell Moorers; 3rd Row: Cathy Coburn, Linda Nordstrom, Marlayne Allison, Joyce McBride, Janis Henley, Lloyd Emery, Donald Wallin, Tim Daniel, Roberta Butler, Cindy Leingang; 2nd Row: Patsy Simpson, Karen Robbie, Melody Marshall, Carol Berg, Ernie Haarstad, Verl Nelson, Connie Dougherty, Miriam Grooms, Donna Hendricks, Susan Sjoblom; Front: Steve Dawkins, John Bloom, Phillip Smith, Corky Hale, Billy Lockner, Dale Dow, Tommy Phillips, Mike Trumert, George Gollehon

Second Grade - 1955 to 1956 - Mrs. Wesley - Back: Mike Elston, Mike Trumert, Lydia ___, Marlayne Allison, Lorna Belcher, Janis Henley, Robin Butler, Joyce McBride; Row 3: Johnny Bloom, George Gollehon, Dale Dow, Steve Dawkins, Tim Daniel, Phil Smith, Danny Devoe, Otis ___, Patsy Simpson; Row 2: Linda Sivertson, Cindy Lang, Ernie Haarstad, Karen Robbie, Billy Lockner, Connie Doughtery, Carol Byrd, Katy Hall, Melody Marshall; Front Row: Darryl Moorers, Rayme Etherington, Randy Wilson

First Grade - 1954 to 1955 - Miss Jacobson - Back: Marlayne Allison, Janis Henley, Johnny Bloom, Mark Lonn, Bobby Ford, Steve Dawkins, Cathy Coburn, Lloyd Emery; Middle: Phil Smith, Cathy Kautz, Eddie Vormestrand, Bobby Ward, Patsy Simpson, Karen Robbie, Lynda Sivertson, Pat Dale; Front: Linda Nordstrom, George Gollehon, ____, Bobby Miller, Melody Marshall, Connie Dougherty, Bert Morrison, Ernie Haarstad

Kindergarten - 1953 to 1954 - Mrs. Boyles - Back: Johnny Bloom, Bert Morrison, Steve Dawkins, Marlayne Allison, Mark Lonn, Lynda Boker, Eddie Christensen, Rayme Etherington, Bobby Ford, Tim Daniel; Front: George Gollehon, Carol Ann Schuck, Melody Marshall, Billy Lockner, Jack Dolman, Ernie Haarstad, Phil Smith, Eddie Vormestrand, Linda Nordstrom, Robin Butler

Columbia Crest 1954-1962

8th & 7th Grade – Mr. Richard Jasper and Mrs. Oberta Bartles - Back: Marilyn Rutter, Cathy Pettibone, Sharon Inwards, Sandy Hendrickson, Pam Simons, Connie Bloom, John Heacock, Larry Potts, Miland Hammond; 3rd Row: Kathy Rensing, Donna Oldfield, Edna Holt, Merle Rose, Ron Fitzer, Charlie Fife, Wally Estes, Karen Ceccanti, Janet Foster, Bob Holt; 2nd Row: Gary Mack, Kathy Sanders, Jim Hebert, Gloria Cronkite, Bobby McDonald, Kathy Collier, Patsy Collier, Susie Bennett; Front: Allen Zuelich, Glen Rose, Reed “Punk” Mettler, Kenneth Jacobi

7th & 8th Grade - Mr Richard Jasper & Mrs. Oberta Bartels - Back: Karen Rotter, Kitty Thompson, Ilene Defoe, Connie Bloom, Teresa Jescke, Judy Ceccanti, Mike Sherdahl, Miland Hammond, Melody Clevenger, Chuck Heacock, Carl Faulk, Dick Fitzer; Middle: Mr. Jasper, Carol Fish, Patty Peterson, Donna Oldfield, Patsy Collier, Joan Kerr, Faith Fish, Janet Foster, Pam Simons, Sandy Hendricksen, Gayle Hutchins, Sharon Inwards, Carolyn Chappell, Mrs. Bartels; Front: Allen Zuelich, Merle Rose, Danny Defoe, Delbert Schuffelen, Charles Huster, Jake Davis, David Cronkhite, Keith Hart, Bob McNew

6th & 5th Grade – Mr. Eugene Powers Back: Kathy Collier, Gloria Cronkite, Kenneth Jacobi, Linda Christiansen, Kathy Rensing, Bobby McDonald, Reed “Punk” Mettler, Lanny West, Patty Peterson;
3rd Row: Karen Ceccanti, Susie Bennett, Patsy Collier, Pam Simons, Nancy D_____, Sharon Inwards, Janet Foster, Connie Bloom, Mr. Powers; 2nd Row: Tootie Smith, Kathy Sanders, Glen Rose, Allen Zuelich, David Kelley, Merle Rose, Mark Igo, _________, Donna Oldfield Front: Charlie Fife, Danny Dafoe, Larry Potts, Ron Fitzer, John Heacock

5th & 6th Grade – Mr. William Cavenaugh Back: Patty Petersen, Pam Simons, Sandy Hendrickson, Linda Fore, Delbert Schuffelen, Janet Foster, Jim Miller, Carolyn Chappell, George Southard, Dick Fitzer; Middle: Karen Rotter, Connie Bloom, Teresa Jescke, Chuck Heacock, Ilene Dafoe, Patty Bernard, Melody Clevenger, Judy Ceccanti, Mr. Cavenaugh; Front: Kathy Sanders, Marilyn Fore, Merle Rose, Joan Kerr, Tom Inwards, Patsy Collier, Danny Dafoe, Sharon Inwards

4th & 3rd Grade – Mrs. Mabel Pappajohn Back: Terry Craig, Merle Rose, Glenna Borden, Reed “Punk” Mettler, Janelle Gregerson, Susie Bennett, Linda Christiansen, Frank B_________, Lonnie Anderson;3rd Row: Patsy Collier, Sharon Inwards, Patty Peterson, Danny Dafoe, Cathy Pettibone, Janet Foster, Sandy Hendrickson, Connie Bloom; 2nd Row: Glen Rose, Tootie Smith, Kathy Sanders, Allen Zuelich, Marilyn Fore, Tom Inwards, Bobby McDonald; Front Row: John Heacock, Mike Augden, Larry Potts, Randy Armstrong, Don Rose

3rd & 4th Grade – Mrs. Mabel Pappajohn Back: Sharon Inwards, Janis Burns, Linda Fore, Kenny Anderson, Cathy Pettibone, Dolly Luttrell, Linda R______, Janet Foster, Sandra Miller, Donald Wallin; 3rd Row: Russel Anderson, Jim Miller, Mike Augden, Wayne Kirk, Kitty Thompson, Teresa Jescke, Connie Bloom, Sandy Wood; 2nd Row: Allen Zuelich, Terry Craig, Kathy Sanders, Gloria Cronkite, Marilyn Fore, Pam Simons, Sandy Hendricksen, Danny Dafoe; Front Row: Chuck Heacock, Merle Rose, Tom Inwards, Jimmy Phillips

Second Grade – Mrs. Lela Schell Back: Kathy Sanders, Susan Sjoblom, Terry Craig, Alan Zuelich, Gloria Chronkite, Marilyn Fore, Tom Inwards, Janis Burns, Merle Rose, Sharon Smith, Mike Augden; Middle: Georgia Baer, Donald Wallin, Jim Miller, Wayne Kirk, Kitty Thompson, Connie Bloom, Theresa Jeschke, Chuck Heacock, Mrs. Lela Schell; Front: Jimmy Phillips, Sharon Inwards, Sandy Hendrickson, Dolly Luttrell, Linda Fore, Kenny Anderson, Susan Ambrose, Russell Anderson, Pam Simons

First Grade – Mrs. Louisa Hanken Back: Danny Defoe, Dolly Luttrell, Pam Simons, Sharon Inwards, Susan Ambrose, Mrs. Louisa Hanken; Middle: Randy Armstrong, Russell AndersonLela , Mike Augden, Connie Bloom; Front: Marilyn Fore, Terry Craig, Gloria Chronkite, Tom Inwards, Merle Rose