Hi all, This is what we posted on Facebook "Class Of 1970"
I’m sorry it’s taking us so long to get something together:(
Hope you all can make it:) If you could help us spread the word or if you have emails please
Hey there Class of ’70. Unbelievably, it’s time for our 45th reunion.
Please help us celebrate with the “Big One Dayer”. One big day of fun and camaraderie.
We held our 40th reunion at River's Edge Golf Course and they have agreed to let us come back.
We’re also repeating the golf tournament because everyone that played had such a good time.
So - here are the details:
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Golf Tournament starts at 1pm
- Absolutely no skills required - just a good sense of humor!
- $42 for 9 holes with cart
- reserve your spot by calling Andy French at 541-480-2969 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The evening festivities will start at 5pm at the Clubhouse with a casual BBQ and no-host bar. The cost will be $20/person. The plan is to keep it simple and casual - so nothing to do but catch up and reconnect!
Register for either the golf tournament and/or the evening festivities by clicking on the PayPal link below or by sending a check to: Class of 1970 c/o Red Carpet Car Wash, P.O. Box 5323, Bend, OR 97709.
we hope you’ll join us for “The Big One”!
Boyle, Ford & Wheeler
Like the Corners of my mind
Misty watered clored memories
of the Way We Were!
of the smiles we left behind
Smiles We gave to one Another
For the Way We Were
Can it be that it was all so simple then
or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell Me, Would We? Could We?
May be beautiful and yet
What is too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget.
So its the laughter
we will remember
whenever we remember
The Way We Were
The Way We Were!!!!!!!!
Stay tuned for memories and words! Coming soon!
2014 Rose Bowl Bound!
2014 Duck Football Season! What another great Duck Football Season! Once
again, it was a fantastic time to see old friends and Bendites each football game.
Of course a few of us got the red carpet treatment, courtesy, of Chris and Debbie
Wetle! Can't thank them enough for hosting the tail gate party each game, and also
for the "Wetle Presidential Suite" at their home. They are simply awesome, and will love and cherish them both for life! It is very special to have childhood friends, and your best
friends for a lifetime.
It was particularly wonderful this Duck season when Steve McClain joined us at
a Duck game, and Marcia Grote came to town the same weekend! What a fabulous
weekend of memories that was. Eugene and Portland was rocking with Bendites.
We wish our beloved Duck many blessings for the Rose Bowl! We are playing for
the National Title soon!
Blessings to all in 2015!
PS: Nice to send some good news for a change!
Treasure for a Lifetime!
I received a very special Christmas Card in 2014. It came from a classmate I have not
seen in 44 years, and it meant the world to me.
"Sending you a Christmas card reminds me of how you have crossed my path and
touched my life. Warm Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
Thank you so very much, it meant the world to me!
Doug Peabody's Memorial Service will be on 8/24/14 from 3-to 8:00 pm at the Overlook House at 3839 N. Melrose. Dr. Portland, Or. 97237. There is limited parking, but
Max line is near by.
DOUGLAS Scott Peabody, 62, passed away in one of his favorite spots, his
parents home in Sequim, Wa.; after a battle with liver cancer for four months.
Doug also know by his family as ( Buggy-Dougy, Doug-A-Doo, Dugout, Roger & Rub-A-
Dub) was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He and his family moved to Bend where he
graduated from Bend High in 1970. After a few years in Eugene pursing music as
a major, he left for the adventure of working on the Alaska Pipeline in the mid 70's.
He later moved to Portland, where he received his degree in elementary education from
Portland State University.
Doug had many passions including sports, music and literature. He was very literate
and musical, he was a Jazz DJ, part-owner of Great American Music in Bend (1980),
manager of Music Milennium (1985-1995) and more recently the owner of the
popular Book Store, "The Open Book", in Bend, Or. (1995-2014). His sports passions
included fleecing his buddies with footall wagers, a yearly March Madness pool for
20 plus friends and family and skiing Mt. Bachelor for many years.
Doug married Sheila Martin and their daughter Alison was born in 1980. He is
survived by his former wife Sheila; his daughter Alison of Portland; Parents Max
Peabody and his wife Mary; brothers Max Peabody III (Peggy) , Richard (Maloue)
and Wen (Angelina) and his sister Amy Peabody (Joseph Godinet) and his
niece Megan Peabody and nephew Michael Peabody.
There wil be a Memorial for Doug from 3-8:00 pm on Sunday, 8-24-14 at the Overlook
House, 3839 N. Melrose Dr. Portland, Or. 97237.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame would be appreciated
by his family.
Wishing all my old classmates a Wonderful, Merry Christmas, and
many blessings in 2013!
It is the time of year, you really treasure the blessings of family and
friends, and a lifetime of memories. I have enjoyed every single
Christmas Card because of the thought, time and care put into them.
In this day and age, it is electronic text messages, emails, generic facebook greetings, which usually includes "it is all about me!"
This week, it was wonderful to actually get a plate of home
baked cookies, receive photos of family & friends, have a meal with
just "good quality people", and most of all; being around people who
understand the meaning of the true "Christmas Sprit", and what a gift this special Christmas Holiday is all about.
Take a moment to open the door for someone, call someone you have been meaning to call forever-but life keeps getting in the way,
make a senior day, and drop by-remember you are a step away, but
above all else; just be the best you can be each day.
Looking forward to a walk in the snow in Bend during the holidays, and remembering the "Way We Were!"
Your Bearette Bud!
Mr. Magic Mom!
Our beloved Mr. Magic's Mom has received her Angel Wings!
Duane Zanon's mom passed away this last Wednesday, and her service will be
in Bend on April 12, 2013. Please read the attached obituary for details.
I know Mr. Magic would love to see some of his old classmates, and I know
many would like to pay their respects to his beloved mom Barbara.
Barbara and Kevin Domby's folks were the only parents to make it to our
40th reunion, and darn did they all look great! Mr. Magic must have done his magic
on his mom. It was so great to have her join us, and I sure don't have half the
energy she had.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Duane Zanon and his family at this most difficult time.
Our blessings our with them.
February 11, 2011
THE WINNER IS!
MR. GQ 2010!
I'm wishing all my classmates a fantastic 2011!
Can you believe 6 months have passed since the reunion?
I must admit, I wrote a newsletter at Christmas time catching everyone up on the events since our reunion, wishing you all a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I actually even had
them printed, but fell short of getting them mailed out. However,
all our Beaver buddies, were probably happy because the
fabulous picture was of our beloved Duck Mascot and the
thousands of Duck fans wishing the Duck's luck on their
As everyone knows, a great time was had by all at our reunion.
It was our biggest and best, and even those who came kicking
and screaming were some of the people who had the best time reuniting with their old pals. (Doug Peabody, Molly Brandis, Carolyn Cooley and Charlie Nichols to name a few!) They had temporarily forgotten how much fun their little old classmates could be. It truly was a blessing to spend time with people and find out what they had been up to the last 40 years! Ouch, that is so hard to say! It is impossible to catch up with everyone in 3 days, but it sure was fun trying. I must admit, one of the joys, of tracking Bears for 1 1/2 years was finding out about all those secret adventures many of my classmates had back then. It truly is a miracle some of us are still alive. Are you
reading this Dan Steele?
North from Alaska was Joe Ward and Connie Dutton! Neither
had attended a reunion before. Although, Connie had broke
her back prior to the reunion, that didn't stop her from joining
her peers from all around the U.S. You may have recognized
Joe's famous laugh before you spotted that handsome devil.
He still has his famous Santa laugh that comes deep from the
belly. He had so much fun Friday night, he was tired out after
the first night!
Duane Zannon, made a special appearance as the mad
magician! He did a awesome job, and was honored by
his classmates with a standing ovation. His magic was
so great, Lana Turner, looked just like she did back in high-
school-fabulous! She was the "pretty lady" Duane picked
out of the audience to assist him with his fantasstic magic show.
I think she is even more beautiful now, if that is possible!
Speaking of people who looked fantastic! There was a vote
of the guys who looked the greatest at our reunion! The
following made the GQ Court! Stuart LaFranchi, Steve and
Stan McClain, Charlie Nichols, Steve Timm, Chris Wetle, and Doug Wirges. Dean Guyer was MR. GQ, and ruled his court
with integrity and humility. If you didn't make it, Dean looked
exactly like he did when he graduated, but a few more muscles!
Everyone was impressed that he could still fit into his 10
year class reunion T-Shirt!
A special thanks goes out to Dean Guyer for his willingness
to scan photos for the web site. You know the saying, "actions
speak louder than words!" Dean had mentioned on a phone
call, when he was tracked down, if there was anything he could
do, just holler! So with only a few days to get the site up and
running, I emailed Dean. He responded immediately, and
and had the photos scanned, sized and back to me in a flash.
Dean, is the CEO, of his own company; so I was impressed
and grateful for his willingness to drop everything and jump right
in to help. He was a bright guy in school, and put that talent
to good use. He invented some type of laser, and travels the
world selling it, but he will have to explain the functionally of
it. Dean is as nice as he is smart; so it was a pleasure to
reconnect with him.
Speaking of smart and successful. Carl Sell was located after
40 years, and has been a CEO of many major companies
throughout his successful career. AS many of you found
out, a year or so before the reunion, Carl had flown to LA
to observe a surgery his daughter had to have. He passed
out, and impailed his brain with an object. It is truly a miracle
he lived, and a testimony to his strong will to live and relearn
the basics of life. I had relayed this story to Charlie Nichols,
and he immediately found an article that had just been
published. Carl Sell had just won a golf Tournament which
was held for people who had recovered by head injuries.
Truly an amazing story.
Doug Ford, another great mind in our class, had recently
sold his company to Garmin. He was unable to attend the
reunion but relayed a fun story. It is truly a small world.
He noted some years back he was at the airport heading
north to Alaska, when he ran into Cindy Burgess. Doug
was kind enough to upgrade Cindy to first class, and they
had a fun time catching up on the years gone by!
I could go on and on with stories, but I hope you will join me
in posting some of your own fun adventures with classmates.
We have had several Bearette functions at my home in
Portland with a diverse group of gals, and everyone has
been simply a joy! It has been so much fun to hear all the
stories about what we all assumed! We also found out that
we were all about 100% wrong most of the time. I finally
got to apologize to Judy Backstrom for not showing up at
the U of O. We both plan to attend nursing school. Judy
is as sweet as she always was.
I can't close this blog out without acknowledging my
"best phone bear!" When I thought I couldn't hunt one
more bear down, Jack was there to cheer me on!
What would our reunion have been like without our dearly
beloved Steve Sherman! Jack found Steve or should I
say Steve found Jack, and the rest is history! The same
Steve we all loved to hate, showed up with bells on his toes.
He hadn't changed a bit. He is still as sassy as ever, but
I love that guy. For all his "rough though cream puff image",
he really has a heart of gold. He also said he got the
award for "MOST WIVES!" UMMMMMMMMMMM??
Last, but not least, our dear Pam Stroud was as full of energy
as yesteryears! It was a true blessing to spend time and
share with her. She stole my "Duck" on Facebook, but
finally put him back. She is still up to her old tricks!
We love you Pammy!
Life is a journey, and it isn't always the way we thought it
would be. What should have been, what could have been,
what would have been will never be for many of our
classmates. So many lost buddies over all these years.
Laurie Ellingson was the first lost since our reunion. She
had gotten her medical degree at the Mayo Clinic, but
retired with health issues before her death.
Life is but a brief moment in time! So make the most of each
day. I look forward to spending time with many of you over
the next few years, and eternity with many others.
Thanks again, to each and every one of you for filling my
book of life with so many wonderful memories.
Home is where the heart is, and my heart will always belong