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Classmate and Family Photos

A big "thank you" to all of you who have been willing to share your lives and family photos with us this past year.

As we draw this area of the website to a close, I would like to thank my daughter, Brenda, for scanning many of your photos and for teaching me how to operate this page. Hopefully, you have enjoyed reconnecting with each other and are more comfortable with exploring the website. Your support has been awesome, and I wish each of you the very best!
Bonnie Olsen Burch (MHS 64)

Much appreciation to those who brought us all together!


Ross Peterson (MHS 59), along with his wife, Mary Kay Grimes Peterson (MHS 61), started the ball rolling toward a very successful Montpelier High School Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2014.

Message from Ross:

For some strange reason, I realized that it has been over a year since we held the MHS Reunion in Montpelier. We have been very busy this year and have been a little negligent in keeping track of our classmates and friends. Mary Kay and I spent some time this spring at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction where I held the Aspinall Chair in History. It was a great place and we enjoyed traveling to National Parks and also relaxing. Two of my colleagues and I have just completed a manuscript on the History of the Central Utah Project, a massive water manipulation scheme that is now fifty years in the making. One of the most enjoyable events was being asked to be the commencement speaker at Rich High School in Randolph, Utah. It certainly reminded me of MHS as the people gathered and had a great time. We have six grandchildren in college this year in three different states and one on a mission in Kentucky.

I think Kay B. Rasmussen had some more of the videos produced. If anyone wants to use the banners and pictures from the Reunion for their gatherings, let me know. We have them in storage. Thanks again to everyone.

David Dimick (MHS 64), the Website Creator
Message from David:
We would like to encourage you to scroll through each of the pages located on the left of your screen.  New photos and information have been added and more will be added in the future.  We look forward to reading your updated profiles and seeing more photos.  Remember, you can add videos, too!


 Lynn Roderick (MHS 64), the Information Researcher 

Message from Lynn:

If your e-mail or phone number changes, please contact me through the website.  We would like to encourage more classmates to join the website and enjoy reconnecting with each other.


This page will remain as is, for the time being, so that you may scroll through the past years events.  Enjoy reminiscing through pictures of the classmates who attended the reunion, pictures of many who were unable to attend, family photos, and many old and new class photos. 


These pictures were shot at my great-grandfather's homestead just southeast of Georgetown, on the way up Dunn's Canyon (Meads Peak area).

Kent Bunn (MHS 64) and his wife Kathy.

Turn your back and.....

They're all grown up!  Son, Steven and family, are missing, so we're short five family members.

Yes, these are our grandkids enjoying each other!  Their feet are half webbed as we spend as much time as possible with them at the lake.


A group of MHS friends got together for lunch to hear about Trudy and Dave's vacation to Turkey.  What a venture!

Left to right:  Kent Bunn, Trudy Bradley, Chris & Ron Jensen, Dave Bradley, Wayne & Donna Skinner, Jan Keetch and DeEtte Bastian.


Dave and Trudy Tufts Bradley (MHS 64)

The Ruins in Turkey - not us, the structures behind us.....   Dave and I just got back from an amazing two week trip to Turkey.  We're spending our children's inheritance while we are still healthy.  Sooo many places yet to see!

We also enjoyed a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.


DeEtte Taylor Bastian (MHS 64) is retired and resides in Nampa, Idaho.  Her three children, pictured above, are Jeff, Samantha and David.


When I finished the 9th grade at Montpelier High School, I returned to Boise and attended Borah High School for my 10th, 11th and 12th grades.  I attended Boise Jr College for a semester, worked at Beneficial Finance, Idaho First Nat'l Bank,  Idaho Orthopedics (as a receptionist) and Junior Achievement (as a bookkeeper).   Last of all, I worked 15 yrs. as a cook in the school lunch program, retiring at 62 to take care of my ailing husband. Richard died in 2007.
It's been an interesting life. Learned lots of things, mainly about myself. Life is good and I enjoy all the blessings the Lord has showered down upon me.

DeEtte with her son, David, and two of her grandchildren.


DeEtte has recently had extensive back surgery and is in Rehab at the University Hospital in SLC until Oct. 1.  She will be spending time with her sister, Atheleen Taylor Rasmussen (MHS 54), in Montpelier, while continuing her recuperation.  If you would like to send her a note of encouragement, her e-mail address is, deettebastian@cableone.net


Jerry Bissegger (MHS 59) and his wife, Diane Wilde, are retired and reside in Winchester, CA.  They have four children.


Served an LDS mission to Great Lakes; Graduated from BYU; Worked for Texas Instruments, C.B. Fleet Pharmaceutical, Ross Laboratories (Abbott); Retired; Worked with Brother at KO Advertising

My wife, family and oldest grandchild              


Leonard Matthews (MHS 54)


Following graduation I attended BYU for two years, worked for the railroad that summer and then served an LDS mission to Missouri for two years. I then joined the Army Reserves and spent active duty in Fort Ord, Calif. Upon returning I worked for Central Farmers in Georgetown Canyon for a year before returning to BYU for 2.5 more years. I then worked for Litton Industries in Salt Lake for two years. In 1964, I got married to Pamela Glade of Salt Lake City and then attended the California College of Mortuary Science graduating in Sept 1965. I returned to Salt Lake and worked for Neil O'Donnell Mortuary for 2 years and then Deseret Mortuary for 1 year moving back to Montpelier in 1968. I worked at KVSI Radio for 3 months and then purchased the American Oil Bulk Plant which I ran for the next 10 years while also working for Matthews Mortuary. In 1978 my dad's health failed, and I had to take over the mortuary full-time, so I sold the Bulk Plant. I then operated the mortuary until my retirement in 2009. In 1989 I went through a divorce and a year later I married Kathryn Jacobsen of Bountiful, Utah. Upon retiring we moved to Hurricane, Utah where we have lived since. I have always been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have held many positions over the years. I had 10 children with my first wife and then Kathryn had six when I married her and I have adopted her three youngest.


MHS Class of 1965 

50th Reunion, Aug. 1, 2015

Location: Oregon Trail Museum, Montpelier, Idaho

Submitted by:  Jan Michaelson Dick

Front Row:  Linda Sleight Payne, Pearl Jean Betzer Emerson, Delone Smith Hayes, Colleen Sorenson McMurray, Linda Johnson Bartschi

Second Row:  Sherrie Smith Barney, Ron Galloway, Frances Martinez Cook, LaRae Nelson Kunz, Betty Widmer Gleed

Third Row:  Lonny Arnell, Linda Jacobson Eyre, Nancy Teuscher Preston, Polly June Crane Willardson

Fourth Row:  Susan Aland Bauman, Mont Evans, Cynthia Spratt Anderson, Diana Pugmire Capell, Rex Talbot

Back Row:  Phil Parker, Myron Wilson, Mark Johnson, Jan Michaelson Dick, Mary Lyn Collipriest Rich, Dennis Hunzeker


MHS Class of 1960
55th Reunion, Aug. 1, 2015

Location:  Senior Citizens Center, Montpelier, Idaho

Photo:   The News Examiner 

Submitted by:  Richard Anthony

Front Row, Left to right: Kay Teuscher Crandall, Paulette Smith Alleman, Karma Lee Loertscher, Colleen Jensen Long, Linda Bartlome Aland, Diane Dalrymple Guinn, Barbara Grunig Arnell, Frankie Sorenson Bagley, Gloria Allred Miller
Middle Row:  Sandra Stoddard Solum, Carrie Kunz Anthony, Judy Rasmussen Grunig, Barbara Aland Neeley, Carol Ann Stoddard Alleman, Rosselin Ritter LaPlant, Carol Leigh Whitman Hammett
Back Row: Jim Aland, Glay Homer, Grant Widmer, Marden Phelps, Nolan Phillips, Rodney Wood, Carlos Smith, Orrin George, Steve Pugmire, Allen Bagley, James McCammon, Richard Anthony


Get well wishes to Renee Kunz Wuska (MHS 63), who is recuperating from a knee replacement at her home in Idaho Falls.  Renee is an avid golfer and is looking forward to getting back on the course.

May you have a speedy recovery, Renee!


Several classmates from the class of '64 were delighted when Paul Pendrey felt well enough to join them for lunch in Sandy, Utah.  Paul entertained Bonnie, Donna and Trudy while reminiscing back to the summer he and Brent Boehme were haying and milking cows in Geneva.  What a fun afternoon!


When Alan Crane (MHS 62) was asked how the sales were going on his new book, "IDITAROD The First Ten Years," he responded, "The sales have been very good. It broke records for a book this size with our publisher and distributor, and it has won 2 book awards already for content, layout and design. Because of its historical value, we're in the process of raising money to put a book in every Alaska school. We have several sponsors already. The book was put together by 11 of us who were involved in those first ten years, but there were over 100 contributors of stories, unpublished photos and art by Alaskan artist, Jon Van Zyle." 

Be sure to check out this website:  www.iditarodfirsttenyears.com.   Classmates can read about the book and even see sample pages.

Congratulations, Al, we wish you continued success with your book!



45th Reunion (2010)

Thanks to LaRae Nelson Kunz for sharing class photo

Front Row (left to right):  LaRae Nelson Kunz, Cynthia Spratt Anderson, Linda Sleight Payne, Pat Twitchell Teuscher, Terry Lynn Arnell Glenn, Betty Widmer Gleed, Francis Marteniz Cook
Sitting:   Sharon Rowsell Warner, Pearl Jean Betzer Emmerson
Middle Row:  Colleen Sorenson McMurray, Byron Hansen, Murray Sneddon, Joy Powelson Price, Sandy Rainy Grunig, Roger Grunig,Vicki Cochran Smith, Mark Johnson, Polly June Crane Willardson, John Pendlebury, Jan Michaelson Dick, Mont Evans, Ronald Galloway, Lee Tippetts, Doug Buhler
Back Row:  David Budge, Rex Skinner, Rex Talbot, Phil Parker, Kent Twiss, Milton Hayes, Doug Powell, George King, Dennis Hunzeker, (Dennis' wife in front of him), Lonnie Arnell, Linda Jacobson Eyre

To:         Montpelier  HS Class of 65

From:      Jan Michaelson Dick

Subject:   50th Reunion


Dear all…


Five years ago you asked me to head up our 50th Reunion.  We have the venue and dinner set; now all we need is for you to tell me you are coming. Thus far we have 11 classmates paid to attend for a total of 19 dinners paid. We need to have a minimum of 30 dinners guaranteed and paid for us to have the reunion.


As you can see we are low in numbers. I need to hear from you very soon in order to move ahead with the reunion.


This is a special date for all of us who have made it this far in life. Fifty years is a life-time and a time to reflect, honor those who no longer are with us, and a time to celebrate those few formative years we spent as the Class of 1965. I look forward to seeing all of you on August 1.  Please contact me with any questions you may have.


Jan Michaelson Dick


Reunion Date:         August 1, 2015

Place:                  Oregon Trail Museum

Dinner choices:        Prime Rib        Salmon     Veggie Lasagna

Cost:                   $23.00 per dinner    $46.00 per couple


Remit to:

Janet Dick

51 W. Outlet Creek Rd

Shelton, WA 98584




Dean Davis (MHS 62) and his wife, Lonna, live in Georgetown, Idaho.   They are well and happy, enjoying their lives like never before.  They have 7 children and are celebrating the birth of a new grandson.

Congratulations, Dean and Lonna!


Served a mission in Switzerland. While there, I either saw or worked with Kent Kunz, Grant Widmer, & Terry Bartschi. Graduated from USU, BS in education. Taught school in Soda Springs, Laketown and Evanston, Wy. Have been working as a drilling fluids engineer (oilfield chemist) for the last 33 years. Worked in middle east 7 years, North Africa 2 yrs., Indonesia 2 yrs., Alaska 5 years and most of the western US. Very happily married to Lonna Williams. Living in Georgetown, Idaho. Still working with no plans to retire.


Sandra Sorenson Bergholm (MHS 63) and her husband, Rod, are retired and living in Parker, Co.  They have four children (shown below), eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  They own the Purple Sage in Montpelier and are looking forward to its renovation.


It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we regret to inform you of the passing of one of our fellow classmates, Russell Peterson (MHS 64).

Russell Loveday Peterson 

June 17, 1945 - June 20, 2015 

Russell returned home to Heavenly Father on June 20, 2015 at the age of 70 years old. Russell was born to Vernal and Hazel Peterson in Montpelier, Idaho. He married the love of his life, Janet Kaye Stucki, March 19,1970 in the St. George Temple. They raised their four children in Montpelier, ID. Russell loved his family. He loved spending time at his cabin on Bear Lake, four-wheeling, walking and just enjoyed the sunny weather. He was happiest when surrounded by friends and family. Russell always lit up the room with his outgoing personality and great sense of humor.  He will be missed greatly by many.   Russell is survived by his sister Lannett (Harv), brother Robert (Jenny), his four children, Stacy (Mike) Caldwell, Travis (Victoria), Brenda (Ryan), Suzanne (Quinn) and ten grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his wife Janet, his parents Hazel and Vernal, and three brothers Jerry, Steven and Jeff.

There will be two viewings:

 Friday June 26, 6-8pm Matthew’s Mortuary, 702 Clay St, Montpeilier, ID

 Saturday June 27, 10-11:30am LDS Church, 340 North 6thStreet

 Funeral services Saturday June 27, 12pm at LDS Church, 340 North 6th Street, Montpelier, ID.

Russell with his children

Left to right:  Suzanne, Travis, Russell, Brenda and Stacy.  Russell spent the winter in St. George and had recently returned to Bear Lake for the summer.

We send our love and condolences to his family.



Karen Stephens Cox (MHS 61) and her husband, Paul.


*Graduated from Utah State University.
*Taught English or Reading to grades 7 through 12 for 26 years in Murray, Utah; Shelley, Idaho; and Pocatello, Idaho. (Mrs. Adams would never have believed it!)
*Took an 8-year break in the middle to spend Mom time with our 3 children. Then went back to work.
*Retired 2003.
*Spend summers in Pocatello or at our Blackfoot Reservoir cabin.
Spend winters in Wickenburg, AZ.
*Grandchildren: 9-year-old triplets, Landon, Lauren, and Nathan;
4-year old, Brody; and 3-month-old Ryker.

The Paul and Karen Cox family


Kiera Lewis Newbury (MHS 67) and her husband, Glen, have three children and two grandchildren.


After graduation, I left Montpelier to pursue studies in music and dramatic arts at Brigham Young University. While there, I was part of the Program Bureau and toured with them extensively in the states and also overseas with the Defense Department.
I met Glen at a dance at BYU shortly after he had been drafted into the military. He was an amazing ballroom dancer, and he danced his way right into my heart. So when he returned home after his years of military service, he waltzed me up to Logan where we were married in the summer of 1970.
We lived in Springville, Utah and both continued studies at BYU. I received my Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Certification at the end of 1970. I taught Speech and Dramatic Arts from that time until our first child was born, and then I became an at-home-mom. That has been my favorite work, and I have continued to use my education for the benefit of my family, friends, church, school, community, and private students.
We lived for a short time in southern Utah and then moved to the Phoenix area in 1976. The southwestern lifestyle hooked us and has held us here.
We like traveling and ballroom dancing. We are regulars enjoying the bands and ballrooms of nearby Sun City, where we now fit right in and they play our kind of music.
To our delight, our children and grandchildren have followed us in this love of ballroom dancing. So when our family gets together, we dance.



Merrillyn Lewis Dover (MHS 64) and her husband, Mark, have six children and they are growing.


After high school, I attended BYU where I met my husband, Mark Dover. After graduation, Mark accepted employed with a CPA firm in Puerto. We enjoyed four years of tropical weather, then moved back to the Salt Lake City area. We raised our six children in Utah moving from Woods Cross, to Bountiful to Centerville. In 2000 we moved to Augusta, Georgia and came to love Southern Hospitality. In 2006 we moved to Gilbert, Arizona where we could live virtually next door to two of our children.

My focus for so many years was being a wife and mother. They have been good years of sharing children’s literature and art, forming and directing children singing groups, teaching piano and filling callings within our church. We have loved watching our family grow with each marriage and grandchild. We have 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Recently we have spent several summers as part time missionaries in Cody, Wyoming - where Mark grew up – showing a wonderful mural to vacationers from around the world. We recently completed a member and leader support mission for the LDS Church serving in the Philippine, Cebu mission.

My parents, Merrill and Ramona Lewis, both graduated from MHS, as did my older brother, Kent. My sister, Kiera, was in the last graduating class and younger brothers, Bryce and Matt, graduated from Bear Lake High.

We are happy to announce the arrival of our 5th great grandchild.

Congratulations, Merrillyn and Mark!


Kent Twiss (MHS 65) and his wife, Shanna Marie Hartley Twiss (MHS 66), are retired and live in Mesquite, Nevada.


Joined the Navy in June 1965. Became a Hospital Corpsman. Spent more time with the Marines than the Navy. Served in Lima Company 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 1st Marine division in Vietnam as a line corpsman for 13 months. Received the Purple Heart and enough gore to cancel my interest of becoming a Doctor. Agent Orange, a chemical the US sprayed on the thick jungle forage, has caused me a lot of physical problems, the worst being Type 2 Diabetes. I married Shanna Hartley, a girl I started dating in my junior year. Together we have raised three wonderful kids. They have blessed us with seven grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and a great grand daughter from the oldest step grand daughter. Tried using the GI Bill to attend ISU. Could not get those folks to do anything so I quit and worked just under 30 years at Monsanto, Soda Springs.


Ione Pugmire Wilcox (MHS 41) is living in Washington, Utah.


I graduated from MHS in 1941. I married Eugene W. Wilcox. Our only child, Layne, was born in 1942. I worked at Watkins Dairy & Restaurant. We moved to Pocatello where I lived with my mother and sister and our kids while our husbands served in WWII. We returned to Montpelier after the war and I eventually worked at Thiel and Olsens (later known as Tri State) for 32 years. Over the years, I sang at numerous funerals and enjoyed singing with different groups. After my husband retired we managed a shoe store in Montpelier. Later we traveled around selling Singing Machines, worked as cooks in a hunting camp in Montana, sold headstones and worked as camp hosts. We finally decided to "just retire"! We enjoyed traveling to St. George and Arizona with our good friends, Helen and Odell Smith, pulling our trailer houses & enjoying the sun for several years. We sold our home in Montpelier and bought our first place in a retirement park in Washington, Ut. near St. George. I spent many years singing with the St. George Heritage Choir traveling to Armenia, The Czech Republic, Scotland and England, Northern Utah and Southern Idaho. We purchased our current home in 1995 in Canyon Cove retirement park in Washington, Utah. My husband passed away in 2010. He would be best remembered in Montpelier as the community's first mail carrier. We have 5 grandchildren and 19 great- grand children. The two oldest are currently serving missions for the LDS Church, one in Hong Kong and one in Oregon. I'll be turning 93 in November and still drive around the St. George area and sometimes beyond. I could probably drive to the reunion in Montpelier this summer, but my son and daughter-in-law say "NO!!" I currently enjoy fun times with friends and family and am looking forward to the reunion this summer.


Many of you will remember Ione Wilcox from our reunion last summer.  Several weeks ago, Ione had a bad fall resulting in a concussion, a broken finger, black eyes and bruises.   Her son, Layne Wilcox, and daughter-in-law, Odetta, had just returned from a Hawaiian vacation and were grateful they were home when the accident occurred.  They cared for her while she recuperated at their home in Salt Lake.  At 92 yrs young, Ione is back on her feet and has returned to the St. George area.  She is doing very well, as you can see, and we wish her the best!

Get well wishes to Layne, who is recovering from a knee replacement.  We hope you feel better soon!


Home Sweet Home

A look at Bear Lake from the south side

May of 2015

The renovation of the Tabernacle is complete

If my grandmother, Ella Perkins Parker, knew you or your parents and you were in the News-Examiner, then most likely you are in one of her many scrapbooks.  Here are a few articles and photos for you to enjoy. Submitted by Bonnie Olsen Burch

The MHS football picture above was taken about 1937

Class of 1961

Lincoln School, fourth grade, 1952-53

Thanks to Ron and Chris Jensen for identifying classmates and thanks to Carolyn Arnell Tufts for providing additional information.

Top Row:  Larry Roberts, Bruce Hymas, Richard Trussell, Joe Rowsell, Fred Nate, Russell Hemmert, Paul Rohner, Eugene Hymas, Junior Bills, Larry Beckwith

Third Row:  Teacher, Mrs. Reeves, Dale Wixom, Bob Moss, Terry Anderson, Nyle Stevens, Ron Peterson, Terry Bunn, Dennis Nelson, Rade Anderson, John Knutti

Second Row:  Robert Dunn, Wynn Roderick, Jackie Mudd, Sandra Spidell, Shannon Layland, Kathleen Michelson, Tana Tueller, Ruth Jones, Nadine Aland, Mary Nield, Mickey Sparks

Front Row: ? , Tony Hill, Gwen Haddock, Ann Kunz, Michele Clayton, Ralene Roberts, Annalee Ashcroft, Carolyn Arnell, Janice Berger, Mary Kay Grimes


                         DINNER - $5.00 PERPLATE


                                                            MHS Class of 1960

Thanks to Richard Anthony for sharing these photos, and his mother, Utahna, for labeling and saving them.

A new professional photo will be taken at the reunion, so we'll see ya all in August!



Thank you, Leonard Matthews, for contacting Winnie Mae Wright Freeman, who identified all classmates in the MHS class of "53".  The photos are located under Paul Rohner's collection.


Linda Jacobson Eyre (MHS 65) and her husband, Richard, reside in Salt Lake City, UT. They have 9 children and travel the world public speaking. To learn more about what they do, visit http://theeyres.com and http://valuesparenting.com   (Be sure to check out the Parenting Videos)



Loved raising kids and now enjoying 26 grandkids at Bear Lake every summer. We've lived in New England, Washington D.C., England, Salt Lake and Park City with extended stays in Japan, the Oregon Wilderness, Mexico, Africa and India.

Writing, speaking and traveling all over the world with Richard has been a remarkable experience. Bear Lake is still the best!


Glenn Clark (MHS 52) and his wife, Cynthia Zang Facer Clark, reside in McLean, VA USA.   Glenn is a retired law professor, and he and his wife have six children.


M.I.T; Harvard College; LDS mission in Berlin, Germany; Harvard again; Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Austria; Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar; Yale Law School. Lawyer, law professor, and public official in Denver, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; Washington, D.C. Now fifteen grandchildren. In May 2014, Cynthia, a proud Ph.D. from Iowa State, retired from her immensely consequential stint as head of the U.S.D.A.'s National Agricultural Statistics Service (having received an award in April, in Ames, Iowa, as one of the 200 most significant Iowa State alumni in recent memory). We are now LDS missionaries in Nauvoo -- and thus, regrettably, were not able to be in Bear Lake Valley in August.


Class of 1951 senior girls with their Lane cedar chests in front of the Nielsen Furniture company Montpelier, Idaho.  Submitted by Dorothy Grimes

Class of Female Graduates holding Lane Cedar chests in Nielsen Furniture Company 1951
Back Row (left to right): Marilyn Teuscher-Barbara Dayton-Ann Nelson-Lynetta Kunz-Maxine Wood- Patricia Cook-Bonnie Kunz-Jenny Beth Murdock-Joan Keetch
Third Row (left to right): Yvonne Thomas-Marlene Solum-Georgia Blechert-Verna Rae Nelson-Anita Crane-Dorothy Miller-Audrey Sparks-Patricia Koeven-Annabell Jenson
Second Row (left to right): Marilyn Rich-Donna Nate-Marian Lindsay-Renee Thorf-Jeannine Smith-Gayle Tueller-Jean Price-Sidney Reading
Front Row (left to right): Betty Rae Pugmire-Ruth Kay Whittle-Dorothy Grimes-Rosalie Walton-Betty Rose Portella-Lorraine Hayes 


Paul Allen Jensen (MHS 54) and his wfe, Sharon, are retired and reside in Fullerton, CA USA.

University of Idaho 1957


Married Carolyn Harris Aug 1957, BS(EE) University of Idaho 1958, MS(EE) University of Southern California 1960, Additional graduate work toward PhD at UCLA, 1960-1963.  Employed at Hughes Aircraft, Fullerton, CA 1958-1973, designing radar system antennas and ground terminals for satellite communications. Directory of Engineering, Info Systems, Inc, San Diego, CA 1973-1975.  Hughes Aircraft Co. Fullerton, CA 1975-1994, Satellite antenna systems design.  Hughes Aircraft Co, Space Systems Division, El Segundo, CA, Contract Employee 1994-2011, designing spacecraft antennas and R.F. Subsystems for new satellite communication systems business.

Carolyn passed away from cancer in 2006.  We had four children.   I married Sharon Ogden in 2008.
Between the two of us we now have 29 grandchildren, so spend a lot of time going to their activities.

Have traveled to Hawaii several times, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Denmark, Canada, and widely in the United states most recently to Orlando Florida and Tampa area.

Served in many church positions including Elders Quorum President, High Priests group leader, Scoutmaster, Explorer Leader, Bishops counselor, several Stake positions, and now a Family History consultant, teacher, and Temple Ordinance worker along with Sharon. Spend a lot of time doing original research in the Danish Parish registers in the 1600's & 1700's.

Thanks to P. Allen Jensen for providing photos

Original Montpelier High School, later became  Lincoln Junior High

Montpelier High School when it opened in 1937


School Pictures - MHS Class of 1954


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Third Grade

Back row:  Allen Jensen, James Bartlome, Jimmy Smith,?, ?,  teacher - Edla Whitehead

3rd row:  Darrel Bohi, ? ? Roy Thornock, ? , Carol Nield,

2nd row:  Gary Rasmussen, Carolyn Bunderson, ? , Melvin White, Mickey Stephens, Carol Danks, ?, Lanette Nield, ?, ?

Front row: ?, Jone Armatage, Roger Mouritsen, Gayle Stephens, LaRae Rich, Shannon Dunn, Darrel Whitehead, Janis Nielsen, Jean Helmondollar


1st Grade: Loy Christensen

2nd Grade: Amy Kelsey

3rd Grade: Edla Whitehead

4th Grade: Maurita Clayton

5th Grade: Helen Bartschi

6th Grade: Maurita Clayton

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Fourth Grade

Back Row:  Gary Rasmussen, ?, ?, ?, Nadine Gardner, Allen Jensen, Carol Nield, Roy Thornock, LaNette Nield, Jimmy Smith

2nd Row: ?,  Carolyn Bunderson, Jimmy Smith, ?, Darrell Whitehead?, Carol Danks, ?, Max Berger,  Janis Nielsen, ?

Front Row: Nadine Gardner?, Jone Armatage, ?, LaRae Rich, Shannon Dunn, Jean Helmondollar, Darrell Bohi, Gayle Stephens, Mickey Stephens, Melvin White

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 Fifth Grade

Back Row: Carol Nield, ?, ?, Roger Mouritsen, Allen Jensen, Helen Bartschi-teacher 3rd Row: Carol Danks, ? ,  ? LaNette Nield, Jimmy Smith, Roy Thornock, Max Berger, Marvin Wixom

2nd Row: Carolyn Bunderson, Nadine Gardner?,  ?,  ?,  Darrell Whitehead?, Mickey Stephens, Gary Rasmussen

Front Row: ?, Shannon Dunn, Jone Armatage, Janis Nielsen, Melvin White, Darrell Bohi, Gayle Stephens, Jean Helmondoller?, LaRae Rich

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Sixth Grade

Back Row:  ?, Carol Danks, Cleora Ann Hayes? ,Dorothy Swenson?, Carol Nield?, ?, Mickey Stevens, Jimmy Smith, Roger Mouritsen

2nd Row: Janis Nielsen, ? , LaNette Nield, Carolyn Bunderson, Nadine Gardner, Allen Jensen, Roy Thornock, Max Berger, ?, ?,  teacher - Maurita Clayton

Front Row: Jone Armatage, Shannon Dunn, Gayle Stephens, Marvin Wixom?, Darrel Bohi, Gary Rasmussen, Melvin White, LaRae Rich

Names on back of photo:

LaRae Rich*Darrell Bohi*Mrs. Clayton*Max Berger*Billy Meyers*Mickey C. Stephens*Gayle Stephens*Jimmy Smith*Shannon Dunn*Carolyn Bunderson*Carol NieldRoger*Mouritsen*Marvin Wixom*Roy Thornock*Melvin White*Cleora Hayes*Gordon Smart*JoAnne Hansen*Janis Nielsen*Nadine Gardner*Dorothy Swenson*Jone Armatage*Margen Hoge*Carol Danks*LaNette Nield*Gary Rasmussen*Afton Booth



Paul Rohner (MHS 61) and his wife, Eloise, reside in Phoenix, Arizona.

Info from Profile:

After graduation from Montpelier High School in 1961, I earned a BS Degree with a major in molecular biology from the University of Utah in 1965. I earned a DDS Degree from the School of Dentistry at Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1969. While I was in Cleveland I fell in love with Eloise Lindsay, a chemistry graduate student from Charleston, WV. We were married in 1969, a few days before Dental School graduation. Eloise left her Ph.D. program with a Masters' Degree in Chemistry and a Mrs. Degree. The next stop was Rochester, NY, for me to complete a one-year rotating dental internship at Eastman Dental Center. Soon I was accepted into a two-year specialty certification program in pediatric dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center. Eloise worked in the Chemistry Department at the University of Rochester and earned a second Masters' Degree in Education.

In 1972, I was "called to serve" in the US Air Force at Loring AFB in Maine. I served as Chief of Hospital Dental Services treating the Air Force children on this remote base. I was discharged in 1974 with the rank of Major. I immediately left the Land of Eternal Snow for the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, AZ). After practicing pediatric dentistry for 36 years at the Maricopa Medical Center, I retired in July 2010. Upon retirement I was made Emeritus Member of the Staff of Maricopa Medical Center. Eloise retired after teaching high school chemistry for 30 years. We have two sons, Otto, who has a Masters' Degree in Education, and Walter, who is practicing dentistry in Raleigh, NC.


Thank you, Paul Rohner, for providing the following ten photos:

Lincoln School  

Paul's class (First Grade, 1949 -1950)

Lincoln School 

Paul's class  (Second Grade, 1950 - 1951)

Teacher:  Mrs. Bowers

Lincoln School 

Paul's class  (Fourth Grade, 1952 - 1953)

Teacher:  Mrs. Reeves

#4  My mother, Ruth Rohner, received a grade school teaching certificate in 1933.  She first taught grade school in Dingle, then in Bern during WWII, and later at the Washington School in Montpelier.  She served as principal of the Washington School for several years.  I believe pictures #4, #5, #6, and #7 are of her classes that she taught at Washington School. 

MHS Class of '53   
Thank you, Winnie Mae Wright Freeman, for identifying classmates.
 6th Grade Washington School 1946-47
Row 1, Richard Dunn, Sherwood Bridges, Don Phelps, Bob Quayle, Doris Teuscher, Marilyn Sparks, Beverly Swensen, Beth Nelson, Jimmy Wilson
Row 2: Jack Lewis, Lois Aland, Margaret Stephens, Lucille Trussel, Ruth Teuscher, Mary Lue Nield, Stella Kay Clay
Row 3: Billy Holmes, Larry Rasmussen, Barbara Swa. Edna Gerber, Joan Michaelson, Beverly Barrett
Row 4: Donna Lee Peterson, Patricia Hirschi, Winnie Mae Wright, DeVon Hunzeker, Dick Day, Robert Messerly, Mrs. Rohner



#7               5th Grade Washington School 1945-46   

Thank you, Winnie Mae Wright Freeman, for identifying classsmates.
Row 1: Sherwood Bridges, Marilyn Sparks, Beth Nelson, Bob Quayle, Richard Dunn, Don Phelps, Jimmy Wilson, Doris Teuscher, Mrs.Ruth Rohner
Row 2: Margaret Stephens, Lucille Trussel, Larry Rasmussen, Kathryn Stephens,Ruth Teuscher, Jack Lewis, Mary Lue Nield, Beverly Swensen
Row 3: DeVon Hunzeker, Lois Aland, Barbara Swa, DuRell Hoge, Joan Michaelson, Beverly Barrett, Edna Gerber
Row 4: Donna Lee Peterson, Billy Holmes, Stella Kay Clay

Row 5: Winnie Mae Wright, Patricia Hirschi, Dick Day, Robert Messerly, Darrell Taylor

#8  Picture shows students on the playground at the Washington School.

#9  Nounan Students

#10  My father, Walter P Rohner, also received a teaching certificate in 1933.  He taught grade school in Driggs, Idaho, in 1933-1934.  In 1935-1936, he taught school in Nounan, Idaho.  Zula Cole taught grades 1,2,3,and 4.  Walter taught grades 5,6,7,and 8.  Pictures #9 and #10 are probably of the Nounan students.  In 1936 my father changed careers and went to work for Bear Lake Motor Company.


Thank you, Brent Kunz, for sharing your pictures taken at the MHS All-Class Reunion.

Montpelier High School





Idaho Operation Lifesaver

Bear Lake Drill Team

Ross Peterson

Mary Kay Grimes Peterson playing her father's bass fiddle

Photo displayed at the reunion of Abe Grimes--Bass Fiddle, Max Haddock--Popcorn Shaker

and Phil Hulme--Guitar

Brent Kunz and Phil Hulme

Front Row (left to right):  Steve and Nina Pugmire, Mrs. Grant and Coach Grant

Back Row (left to right):  JoAnn Bauman Davis, Ross Peterson and Mary Kay Grimes Peterson, Brent Neeley and Barbara Aland Neeley, Lyn Ann Williamson Arnell and Guy Arnell, Betty Gail Kunz Lyons and Delano Lyons

Doris Baker Bienz (MHS 58), Doran Baker (cousin), Ann Baker Smart (MHS 64), Paul Baker (MHS 55)

Paul Rohner, Maxine Bartschi Ross, Janet Bartschi Keetch and Renee Kunz Wuska

Jolene Dunn Law

JoAnn Stephens Farnsworth and Linda Stephens Walker

Phil and Joyce Kunz

Karen Wright Peterson

Karen Stephens Cox and JoAnn Bauman Davis

Gwen Haddock Nicholls and Sandy Haddock

Ed Hanson and Terry Bailey

Marilyn Mark Perkins and Kent (Ozzie) Perkins

Renee Kunz Wuska and husband, Herb, DeeAnne Hanson Horsley

Need help identifying_______________

 Don Nate

Eloise and Paul Rohner

John and Catherine Baker


Left (sitting):  Ed Guyon

Center:  Mr. and Mrs. Davenport 

Right: (blue sweater) Jeannine Smith Hymas  and (green sweater) Nadine Hymas

Reed Peterson and Nell Wigington Brown

Janet Collipriest Peterson

Diane Price Bateman and Jerry Chapman

Reola Phelps and husband, Kent

Right: JoAnn Stephens and Ruth Jones Hillam

Eliot Casperson

Kent and Sharon Aland

Del and Betty Gail Kunz Lyons

Renee, Betty Gail and Reola

Mary Ann Jorgenson and sister, Ruth Jones Hillam

Sherry Telford Schmid and husband, Richard Schmid

Fred and Dianne Dayton Nate

Owen Clark

Orrin George

Carlos Smith

Paul Rohner

Sherry Telford Schmid, Renee Kunz Wuska and Julie Rich Parker

Mary Ann and Roger Wilcox

Ione Wilcox, Layne and Odetta Jones Wilcox

Nell Wigington Brown and husband, Reid Brown

Barbara Aland Neeley and husband, Brent Neeley, at the Arctic Circle

Mr. A. M. Rich and his daughter, Margaret

Stephanie Wright Stewart and Renee Kunz Wuska

Janell Munk Dayton and brother-in-law, Dick Yeoman

Winnie Mae Wright, Marilyn Bartschi Uharriet and her son

Phil and Joyce Kunz

Marian Hart Aland and husband, Jim Aland

Greg Knutti, son of Ted Knutti (MHS 55)

Lee and Yvonne Roderick, Carolyn and "J" Muir

Leonard Matthews

Richard Anthony and Lynn Jones

Marden Phelps and Glay Homer

Closing Assembly

Coach Grant

Coach Grant and Brent Kunz

Roger and Judy Wells Kunz with Coach Grant

A. M. Rich

A.M. Rich

Bob and Lois Powell, Carolyn Powell Warth and Ron Warth

Mary Ann Barrett Davenport, Renee Kunz Wuska, and Mary Kay Grimes Peterson

Cheryl Evans Burgoyne

Carolyn and "J" Muir

Lee and Yvonne Roderick



Brent Kunz (MHS 61) and his wife, Melanie Lasater Kunz, live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They have two daughers, one son and one grandchild.

Info from Profile:

After graduation from Montpelier High School, I attended the University of Utah. I served a two and one half year Mission in Berlin, Germany. I obtained a BA from the University of Utah in 1968, and a JD from the University of Wyoming in 1971. I am admitted to the Bar in Wyoming and Colorado. I specialize in the practice of natural resource and pubic land law.

I lived and worked in Washington DC until 1975. Positions held included: Attorney in the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Department of the Interior; Legislative Counsel for US Senator Clifford P. Hansen and Interior Committee, U.S. Senate; Solicitor's Office Department of Interior, Land and Water Resources; Special Assistant to Stanley K. Hathaway, Cabinet Member and Secretary of the Department of Interior.

In 1975, I returned to Wyoming and formed a law partnership with Governor Stan Hathaway. I am a semi retired partner in the firm Hathaway & Kunz.


Russell Stuart (MHS 61)

Russ and his wife, Evelyn, at the Sesquicentennial reunion in August.  (Picture was taken by Brent Kunz)

Info from Profile:

Well, here goes a little about Russ Stuart.  First off, to many people I'm better known as "Stretch".  I got that nick name in the fifth grade when I first started to play basketball.  That's what I was known as the four years I played basketball at Montpelier High School.  I often joke about going to school in Montpelier.  The grade school I went to, the Washington school, burned down.  They tore down the junior high I went to, and they renamed the high school I attended.  Not much of a track record! 

I retired in 2001 after 35 years in the nuclear industry.  We had purchased a ranch in the south end of Star Valley, Wyoming in the 1970's, so we sold our place west of Blackfoot, Idaho and built a new home about 5 miles south of Smoot, Wyoming.  I've been married to Evelyn for 50 years this year, and it's been great!   We have one son and three daughters.   I love living in the mountains!!!   I think I've lived in the best of times.  Smile and have a great day.

Photos provided by Russell Stuart

 Washington School - 1st grade                                                                        The Class of 1961

Washington School - 2nd grade

Washington School - 3rd grade

Washington School - 4th grade

Washington School - 5th grade

Washington School - 6th grade

Top Row:  Mr. J.L. Jaussi, Mrs. Maylock, Jim Adams, Judy Rasmussen, Sherry Telford, David Reese

Fouth Row:  Janet Collipriest, Barbara Sharpe, Dennis Wilcox, Roger Wilcox, Jim Simmons, Russell Stuart, Glen Stuart, Ron Jensen, Larry Roberts, Brent Kunz

Third Row:  Lola Kunz, Judy Wells, Jean Rasmussen, Kent Lewis, John Legerski,  N. Burbidge, Joe Rowsell, Kent Aland

Second Row:  Glen Casperson, Kenny Wilkes, Gary Liessering, Wayne Tufts,  G. Gehring,_?_, Raymond Williams, Danny Hunter

Front Row:  Shirley Trussel, Karen Stephens, Dian Hoff, Nell Wigington, Nancy Phelps, Linda Christenson, Rhena Nield, Diane Scofield, Marilyn Swensen

Thank you Russ and Ruth Jones Hillam for helping to identify as many students as possible.                              Thank you, Russ, for providing photos. 


Alan Crane (MHS 62) received his BS degree in Secondary Education at Utah State University.  He served a LDS mission to New Zealand.

Al and his wife, Jo (Wangsgard) Crane,  reside in Soldotna, Ak USA.   They have two sons, four grandsons and one granddaughter.   Al is a retired Pilot/Agent USFW, Alaska.  He supervised the Northern half of Alaska and traveled as a US Gov't rep to foreign countries for his agency.   

He volunteered for various non-profits including the Iditarod Trail Sled dog race (a celebration of Alaska's history). Acted as an administrator during its first years and ran the 1000 mile race in 1977.  One of the authors of a new book, Iditarod The First Ten Years.  Information: "Iditarod The First Ten Years is out now and we are having a book launch and signing in Alaska the first week in March, 2015."

Outdoor sports, including hunting and fishing, and international adventure and travel are his passion.  Their home is on the Kenai River near Sterling, AK, and they have a winter home in Gold Canyon, Az.

Alan and his wife attended his 50th reunion, but they were unable to attend the MHS  Sesquicentennial.

Jo and Al on the Great Wall not far from Beijing.  They were on their way to a 3 week trip through the Gobi Desert and North through Mongolia to the lakes on the Russian Border.

Jo and Al with "ocean fresh" King Salmon they caught recently near Pelican in Southeast Alaska.  They enjoy fishing with their friend every year.

"This is such a great picture of one of my favorite cousins, Polly June Crane (Willardson), taken near our home on the Kenai River in Alaska.  She introduced me to my wife, Jo, at Utah State.  Jo and I were married in 1968."

"This is my Super Cub (that I still fly) on the beach of the Arctic Ocean near Bering Straits in 2014.  I was on an airplane fishing trip to Western Alaska with friends."

A recent photo (2013) of our sons, and our only grandsons, at a pond near Delta in Interior Alaska.  It was in the fall and we were hunting sharp tail grouse, ducks and geese.

From left:  Casey and son, Austin.  Cody with sons, Garrett, Ty (on his Dad's lap) and Jesse, standing.  We have one granddaughter who belongs to Casey, but was too young to hunt. 

Casey and his wife are at Mayo Clinic in MN. Cody and his family live in Fairbanks, AK.


Christin Nielsen Jensen (MHS 64), second from the left, really knows how to have fun and stay in shape!  She dances her way to fitness by performing with the Mesquite Toes Dance group from Mesquite, Nev.

The group has entertained on cruise ships to Alaska, the Panama Canal, and the Greek Islands.  They have performed in New York, Las Vegas, Knotts Berry Farm, and Branson, Mo.  The average age is 69 1/2 years old.

Their three day "Spectacular," the middle of April, is the culmination of everythng they learn through the year.

Top photo:  Chris is third from right

Bottom photo: Chris is 5th from left


Julie Martineau Steffers (MHS 63) and her husband, Dave, send greetings from Xico, Veracruz Mexico, where they have loved living for the past seven and a half years.  They enjoy spending time with their friends, who are more like family.

Here is Danae (who is like a daughter to Julie) and Julie taking a break after their Yoga exercise on the beach.

Here is Dave feeding, Gretel, one of their Great Danes.  They have another three year old Great Dane named, Hansel. 

Julie is playfully dancing the "Mexican Hat Dance".

Julie, enjoying a ride on her horse, Fargo, with friend, Cindy.  (Piicture was taken in New Mexico)

 Julie taking the dogs for a brisk walk on a damp, rainy morning. 


Thanks to Mont Evans for providing the photo and Sally Price for identifying everyone.

Front Row:  Carol Teuscher, Michelle Hirschi, Ruthie Fueller, Mary Lou Price, Sally Price, Wenda Price, Gloria Hillier

Middle Row:  Gary Teuscher, Brent Boehme, Keith Teuscher, Jimmy Hillier

Top Row:  Monte Evans, Lee Edmond Preston, Billy Teuscher, Farris Boehme

Teacher:  Mrs. Evans (Wife of Rosco Evans)


This is Sheryl Neeley Sanford's husband, Danny, fishing in Boisie, Idaho.  He is recuperating after an illness, and this is just what the doctor ordered.  Their daughter-in-law, Leora Sanford, shot the photo. 


Roger Kunz (MHS 62) and his wife, Judy Wells Kunz, (MHS 61) live in Pocatello, Idaho.  They have two daughters and one son.  Their youngest son, Travis, passed away in 2013.  They have twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Family reunion picture

Left to Right:  Bob Wells, Ruth Reeves Wells, Donna Wells Anderson, Judy Wells Kunz, Robert Anderson, Fred Wells, Lorna Skinner Wells, Mary Ellen Clark Wells and Lynn Wells.  


Roger Toomer (MHS 64) is retired and living in Montpelier. 

Tom Nelson (MHS 63) and his wife, Carol, live in Salmon, Idaho.  They are retired and have two children.

Vicky Crossley Tippetts (MHS 64) and her husband, Steve, with their grandson.  They are retired and living in Boise, Idaho. 


Lynn Jones (MHS 50), Gayle Jones Baxter (MHS 57), Cont Jones (MHS 58) and Odetta Jones Wilcox (MHS 64)



Candy Pederson Harold (MHS 64)


Candy has two children and lives in Camarillo, California

Candy's family


Terrell Bird (MHS 64)

Terrell and his wife, Judy, are retired, reside in Woods Cross, Utah, and they have four children.  More info can be found on Terrell's profile.


   John Taggart (MHS 64)                                             Engaged, spring, 1972

John and Marilyn, 2009

At the Peking Man excavation site south of Beijing

Jack Taggart marries Joanna Hawkins, June 2009

Some of the Taggart family at Disney in Florida, November 2013

Senior International Law students at China Foreign Affairs University

Currently serving in the Raleigh Temple Presidency

Judy Bradley Wimmer (MHS 64) and her husband, Charles, are retired, live in Syracuse, Utah and have thirteen grandchildren.

Diana Swa Pullman (MHS 64)

Diana and her husband, Cal Pullman, are retired and enjoying their life in Montpelier.

Connie Hayes San Pedro (MHS 64)

Connie and her husband, Dante San Pedro

Connie and Dante are retired and enjoy traveling.

Connie and her family live in Harbor City, California.

Connie and Dante


Ken Rigby (MHS 64)  

Ken and his wife, Tamra, have three daughters and live in Burley, Idaho.  Ken is retired, has a beautiful voice and enjoys performing.  They hope to have a winter home in St. George soon.


Clinton Dunn (MHS 64) and his wife, Mary, are retired.  They have two children and live in Idaho.


Joe Mack (MHS 64)

Then, the 80's, and recent

Joe and his wife, Slim, with their daughters, Brandi and Joddi, at the family ranch west of Afton, Wyoming.

          LAPD 1971                                                  Detective, Hollywood Vice 1975


Joyce Smith  (then)

Joyce Smith Woolstenhulme (MHS 64) and her husband, Daryl Woolstenhulme (MHS 62).  They have four children.



Paul Pendry (MHS 64) and his wife, Linda and family reside in Sandy, Utah.  Paul wasn't able to attend the reunion, but he sends his best to everyone.  He will keep an eye on us through the website. 


Tom Rich (MHS 64)

Tom is a CPA living in Mesquite, Nevada.

Tom and his wife, Linda, married a few years ago.   They have one daughter, three sons and three grandchildren between them.  They enjoy traveling and the warm weather in Mesquite. 


Don Olsen (MHS 64) and his wife, Lucille, live in Draper, Utah.  He is Executive Director of the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition.  Don may seem familiar to many of you as he worked for KSL News several years ago.


Reola Phelps graduated from MHS in 1963.

This picture was taken in 2013, their 50th class reunion. Left to right: Sandra Bergholm Sorenson, Reola Phelps, Renee Kunz Wuska and Diane Price Bateman.
From Reola: In the course of my career I have been very fortunate to be able to do a lot of international work that has taken me to many fascinating places on the planet.  From 2007 - 2009 my husband and I lived in Nairobi, Kenya and did work for World Vision, a large global non-profit focusing on child well-being for impoverished children and families in developing countries.  One of the great programs I have been able to do for them is to facilitate a conflict assessment workshop in war-torn countries.  I have done this in Ethiopia, Kenya, Georgia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestine, Uganda, South Sudan, and I leave in a week for Lebanon to run this workshop.  Two of the photos are from the work in South Sudan.  Currently I am also working for another Boston-based organization that has ties with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  We are working to transform the agricultural system in Ethiopia to greater productivity.  Growing up on that Bear Lake farm, you can imagine that this project is near and dear to my heart.  In this project I don’t have to be an agricultural expert (although people love hearing that I used to drive tractors and milk cows!).  I work to bring some of the antagonistic groups together to try to seek common ground and implement sound strategies for productivity.  You can relate to this in bringing local Democrats and Republicans together!  I have learned so much about the world through these programs, but never let my Montpelier roots get far from my heart!
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ministry of Agriculture, Extension
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ministry of Agriculture, Extension
    Juba, South Sudan, conflict assessment workshop

Ann Baker Smart (MHS 64)

Ann, Addie, Jen, Elliot, and Tom  Pre-Christmas in Coeur d'Alene

From Ann: As I say good bye to 2014, I do so with a heart full of emotions, sad and happy.  I miss Dick terribly, but the life we had together lives on through our family and friends.  I have traveled with my siblings, spent precious time with our four adult children and their families, and have been surrounded by loving friends.  For all of this, I am eternally grateful and blessed. 

Kyler, Sydney, Ethan, and Mike    Nationals baseball game, DC

Ben, Natalie, Caroline, Amy, and Jim   Wintery Lolo Pass 

Leo, Jen, Gabby, and Claudio   Peruvian Christmas


Layne Wilcox (MHS 60) and his wife, Odetta Jones Wilcox (MHS 64).

The Layne and Odetta Wilcox family.

Layne & Odetta's oldest daughter, Marci, and her family.

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Marci & Sam's son is serving a mission for the LDS Church.

Layne & Odetta's oldest son, Travis, and his family.

Their granddaughter is serving a mission for the LDS Church.

Layne & Odetta's middle son, Tyler, and family.

Layne & Odetta's youngest son, Torry, and his family.

A recent pic of the twins.

Layne and Odetta's youngest daughter, Misti, and her family.




Paul (Ish) Perkins (MHS 64)

Paul and his wife, Edee

 Paul caught this fish at Bear Lake.  He and Edee have a beautiful view of the lake from their living room.


Fred Wells (MHS 64) and his wife, Mary Ellen and family.


Julie Martineau (MHS 63)

Ken Wilkes (MHS 61)

Rock and Judy Holbrook, Kris Williams and Rex Bergholm golfing at the 2014 (MHS 64) reunion.

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Kristin Munk Williams (MHS 64) and her husband, Bruce Williams

Kris' oldest daughter, Jamie and family

Kris' son, Steffan and family

Kris' son, Nathan and family

Kris and youngest daughter, Torrie.


Kris' youngest daughter, Torrie and family.


Terry Bartschi (MHS 62) and his wife, Janice Alleman Bartschi (MHS 64).


Terry and Janice in a recent photo.

The Bartschi family


Mike Walling (MHS 63)

Mike Walling and his wife, Kathy.

Diane Price Bateman  (MHS 63)
( 50 year reunion)
Mike Walling, Diane Price Bateman, Renee Kunz Wuska, Mary Lynn Jensen Matthews and Gordon Bradley.
Mary Kay Holmes Poulsen (MHS 52)
Mary Kay and her husband, Kent Poulsen.
Junior high school friends.
Mairlyn Teuscher, Dorothy Grimes, Donna Nate, Mary Kay Holmes and Jean Price heading to the music festival in Boise, Idaho.
Mairlyn Teuscher, Dorothy Grimes and Jean Price.
Margie Hansen, Joyce Price, Eldene Holmes, Mary Kay Holmes and Karen Price. (1940)
 Norma Taggart Eberhard (MHS 67)
This is the Theron and Norma Taggart Eberhard Family.
Glay Homer (MHS 60) and his wife, Robyn Homer.
Glay and Robyn's sons, Marc, Jon and Chris Homer.
 Steve Pugmire (MHS 60) in 1966. 
Steve and Nina Pugmire with their grandson.
Steve with his oldest son, Jeff.
This is Jeff Pugmire's family. (2014)
The Pugmire family enjoying a river run.
Wayne (MHS 62) and Donna Lowe Skinner (MHS 64) riding mules through the Grand Canyon.
Janet Bartschi Keetch (MHS 64) cooking up pork chops for dinner with her grandson.
The Bartschi sisters, Judy (MHS 60) Jan (MHS 64) and Maxine (MHS 62) with their mom, Vicky.
 Mary Lynn Jensen Matthews (MHS 63)
Mary Lynn and Kelly Matthews with their family.
The Matthew family attending their grandson's wedding.
Judy Larsen Holbrook (MHS 64) and her husband, Rock, enjoy traveling and staying active.
Judy and her husband have a summer home overlooking Bear Lake.
Judy having fun riding the Zip Line in Maui.
Fishing at Bear Lake.
Winter sports and hiking.
Judy golfing in Maui.
Ruth Reeves Wells graduated from MHS in 1963.
Bob Wells (MHS 62) and his wife, Ruth Reeves Wells, with their granddaughter.
Bob and Ruth Reeves Wells' children gave them a surprise week at Bear Lake to celebrate their 50th anniversary. All of their family was there except three grandsons serving LDS missions and a granddaughter who was expecting.
Photo was taken the summer of 2014. Congratulations Bob & Ruth!
Richard Anthony (MHS 60) and his wife, Brenda, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Dec. of 2014.
Congratulations, Richard and Brenda!
The Anthony posterity.  (2014)
The original Anthony family.
All the Anthony grandchildren.
This is Larry Humpherys (MHS 52) and his wife, Tess. More info can be found on his profile page.
You gotta love that Chevy!
Larry, back in the 50's.
A more recent photo of Larry.
This is Trudy Tufts Bradley (MHS 64) with classmate, Terrell Bird (MHS 64). Trudy's son is married to Terrell's daughter and their grandson is standing in the center. Judy Bird and Dave Bradley are on the right.
Here is the whole family getting on a plane for Fiji.
Dave & Trudy, Terrell & Judy, Richelle & Travis.
(Terrell's daughter, Trudy's son)
Stephanie Wright Stewart (MHS 63). More info on her profile.
Stephanie and her husband, Chuck Stewart.
Stephanie's granddaughter's wedding. Stephanie will be traveling a lot this next year, but promises to send more pictures.
Stephanie with her granddaughters (2014)
Renee Kunz Wuska (MHS 63) enjoying Christmas in Arizona. (2014)
Renee and her husband, Herb Wuska, catching a little sun and enjoying one of their favorite pastimes.
Renee's son (Michael Dean Dimick), son-in-law (Greg Nelson) and grandson (Nicolas Nelson).
Pic taken summer of 2012.
Renee's daughter, Nicole.
Renee's grandchildren at Carolina Beach. Summer of 2013 - Natalie Dimick, Nick Nelson, and Olivia Nelson.
Renee's granddaughters. (Half sisters)

Natalie Dimick and Erika Roker

Jolene Wilkes Sparks (MHS 62) and her husband, Greg Sparks, (MHS 55) standing with their granddaughter, Lyndsay.
This is Ron Jensen (MHS 61) and his wife, Chris Nielsen Jensen (MHS 64) with their granddaughter. (2014)
Ron and Chris' son, Clark Jensen, and his family.
Ron and Chris' youngest son, Eric, and family.
This is Peter Guyon from the Class of 1963. He is an attorney, and more info can be found on his profile.

Peter lives in SLC and enjoys the warmer weather in Las Vegas. He especially loves spending time with his two adorable grandsons.
DeEtte Taylor Bastian (MHS 64)
DeEtte Taylor Bastian and her daughter, Samantha. DeEtte is retired and living in Nampa, Idaho. She was unable to attend the reunion but has posted more info regarding her life on her site.
This is Sheryl Neeley Sanford (MHS 64) and her husband, Danny, when they were first married.
Sheryl and Danny live in Boise, Idaho, where Sheryl is a Home Health nurse and Danny is retired.
Sheryl and Danny have six sons and one daughter. Here are three of their sons.
This is Lynn  Roderick (MHS 64), his wife, Elaine, and their family (2014). More info can be found on his site. Lynn is the "Research Man" who gathered all of our e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Thank you, Lynn, for all you have done for us!
After graduation I attended Utah State. In 1965 I served a mission to Brazil-South. Upon returning I continued my education at Utah State. In 1968 I transferred to BYU where I met my future wife, Elaine. I taught Portuguese as a teaching assistant for two years. Three children later I received my BA in foreign languages. Buried in debt from student loans I acquired employment with Bechtel Power Corporation on construction of a nuclear test facility in Richland, Washington where our 4th child was born. After six years in Washington I was transferred to Midland, Michigan in 1978. Following one winter in Michigan I interviewed for a job near Phoenix at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. I was employed as a supply chain specialist for 34 years. I live in Litchfield Park which is 15 miles west of Phoenix. We have 14 grandchildren and our oldest grandson is currently serving a mission in Istanbul, Turkey. I have had many callings in the church both in the ward and stake and am serving as the High Priest's group leader. In May, 2013 I retired and have devoted the past few months contacting and inviting many of you to the sesquicentennial celebration. I look forward to meeting each of you in August to share childhood and high school memories.

David Dimick (MHS 64) is our "Website Creator".
Thank you, Dave, for all your hard work in our behalf!

David, his wife, Jan, and their family


 Jan and I moved into our home in Holladay Utah on the last day of March 2013. Jan is busy with knitting, needlework, visiting with friends (she has an out-of-town visitor about every other weekend) and spoiling the grandkids. I am working four days a week on a church service mission at church headquarters downtown. I love it.

David and his family

MarJean Nelson (MHS 65) and her husband, Larry Piggot.
MarJean and Larry had one child, Jason, who was 9 months old when Larry died in a railroad accident. Here is Jason, all grown up, with his family. They live in California.
Several years later, MarJean met and married Frank Christianson from S.L.C., UT. Frank will be retiring in the next few years, and they hope to serve a mission for the L.D.S. church at that time. They are presently serving in a church calling that helps acclimate prisoners back into society. Their family is raised and one daughter lives close by.
MarJean's son, James and family
MarJean's daughter, Lindsay and family
MarJean's daughter, Danielle and family
Here are some of MarJean and Frank's grandchildren
MarJean cared for her father, Willis Nelson (our School Superintendent in the 60's), until his death in 2004.


Willis Gray Nelson 1910 ~2004

Willis Gray Nelson passed away December 1, 2004. Born July 23, 1910 in Oakley, Cassia County, Idaho, one of nine children born to Swanty William Nelson and Sarah Penelope Betteridge. Growing up in Oakley he learned the value of hard work, responsibility, honesty and integrity. He liked to say he was one of the dam kids from the Dam School having attended grade school in a one-room school just below the Oakley Dam. He went to the Oakley Rural High School participating in sports and music. Furthering his education he graduated from Ricks Academy in Rexburg, Idaho, later receiving a BS from BYU and Masters from USU. At Ricks Academy he met the love of his life and eternal companion, Xenia McKinlay. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1934.

As an educator he excelled as a teacher, principal, elected superintendent of Madison County schools and superintendent of schools for the Bear Lake and Bonneville School Districts. A devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings including teacher, bishop, counselor in stake presidencies, patriarch and counselor in the Idaho Falls Temple presidency for seven years. He and Xenia served as missionaries in Alabama. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a life long student of the scriptures.

He possessed a natural gift for the arts. He played the tuba in high school and taught himself to play the piano. Willis and Xenia sang duets at many weddings and funerals in Rexburg. In his later years he lead a chorus at the Temple View RV Park in St. George, UT where everyone was invited to come, sing and enjoy themselves. He also led the branch choir. His oil paintings grace the walls of the homes of his family. He wrote poetry and received national recognition for his poem entitled The Superintendent's Dilemma, which was read on radio by President Ronald Reagan. Many of his neighbors in Sandy have heirloom furniture in their homes, which he lovingly restored.

His loving wife, parents, brothers and one sister, preceded him in death. He will be dearly missed by two sisters, Ethelyn Rock and Gertrude Black, children Gail Timms (Derek), Kyle B. Nelson (Peggy), Evan W. Nelson (Helen) and MarJean Christianson (Frank), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cameo Park Ward, 8909 So. 1700 E., Sandy. Friends may call Friday, December 3 from 7-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So., Sandy and Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Cameo Park Ward.
Published in the Deseret News on 12/3/2004.
Bob Moss (MHS 61) and his wife, Patti, live in our neighborhood, so I stopped by and Patti was kind enough to share several pictures of their family. Won't Bob be surprised when he sees himself on the site?!?! :-) Sorry Bob, they were just too good not to share!
The Moss Family 2004

After graduating from high school, Bob Moss served a mission to the New England States, serving in Boston, New Foundland and Nova Scotia. After his mission, he graduated from Ricks College Idaho. He attended BYU in Provo where he met his sweetheart, Patti Moss, from Vista, California. He graduated and also received his Masters Degree from BYU. He spent 18 years working as the Business Manager and the Director of the ELWC Student Union Center at BYU. In 1984 he left BYU
and bought a small building maintenance company, RBM Services. It is currently one of the largest in the state of Utah and also services Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
The Moss Family 2014
(Four family members were missing from this photo)

In 2002-03 Bob and Patti Moss served a mission to Connecticut, Hartford and again in 2006-07 served in Tennessee, Nashville spending time in Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. He has two sons and two daughters who served missions to
Scotland and Belgium-France. He's crazy over his 22 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, Emma. He sold his business a few years ago to his son and enjoys consulting and assisting his son when he's available. He seldom gets to Montpelier but spends lots of time in Alpine, Wyoming at his beautiful cabin. He missed seeing everyone at the reunion as he was involved with his mother-in-law's funeral at that time.
Bob and Patti Moss' first great-grandchild.
Bonnie Olsen Burch (MHS 64) and family.  More photos and info on Profile page.
Charlie Olsen (MHS 67), his wife, Marsha, and their children.
Kristin Munk Williams and husband, Bruce
Lynn Roderick
Rusty and Sylvia Pool
Mike Mumford
Russell Peterson
Daryl and Joyce Smith Woolstenhulme
Fay Spencer Roberts
Chris, Donna, Ann R., Russ, Kerry and Trudy
Kristin Munk Williams and Odetta Jones Wilcox
Odetta J. and Layne Wilcox
Jan B. and Rick Keetch
Ann B., Donna L., Trudy T., Chris N., Judy L.
Ann and Donna
Chris, Donna, Ann and Trudy
Mike Hunzeker, Edee Perkins (Paul's wife) and Kerry Haddock
Linda Hunzeker, (Mike's wife) and Rick Keetch
Roger Toomer, Ron and Chris Jensen, and Edwin Jensen
Ralonna and Reed Peterson
Judy Bradley Wimmer
Richard Anthony speaking to a capacity crowd at the closing assembly
Helen Hansen Smith, Ione Pugmire Wilcox and Joyce Cochran Rigby
Jeannine Armatage Eborn
Max Peterson
Mary Kay Grimes Peterson, Barbie and Kent Kunz
Barbara Aland Neeley and Brent Neeley
Steve Pugmire
Nell Wigington Brown and Kent Aland
Rodney and Patti Wood
Janet Collipriest Peterson
Roger Kunz and JoAnn Bauman
Ruth Jones Hillam
Lyn Ann Williamson Arnell and Karen Stephens Cox
Betty Gail Kunz Lyons, Del Lyons, Jerry Phelps and a very happy photo bomber
Dean Davis
Wayne Skinner
Renee Kunz Wuska
Susan's sister, Susan Spratt Hansen and Maxine Bartschi Ross
Julie Rich Parker and Diane Price Bateman
Odetta Jones Wilcox and Guy Arnell
Bonnie Olsen Burch (MHS 64), Charlie Olsen (MHS 67) (Bonnie's brother) and Marsha Olsen (Charlie's wife)
Trudy Tufts Bradley and Christin Nielsen Jensen
Ann Baker Smart and Odetta Jones Wilcox
Rusty Pool
Jan B. Keetch and Dale Munk
Carlos Smith and sister, Sherrie Smith Barney
Joy Powelson Price and husband, Merlin Jay Price
Rick, Wayne and Mike