WLHS Alumni 1979

  •  Class of 1979
     79 Yearbook Cover
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     79Brenner David     David Brenner  paw print  Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico paw print     ccpddb@gmail.com
    Retired Hairdresser
    I have retired after 31 years as a hairdresser at Salon 21 in Portland, OR  My partner Chuck and I have just celebrated our 27th anniversary together, yeah!!!  We have traveled about 1/2 the world and will try for the rest as we go on in life!  
    Favorite Memory:  All my friends and the great life we all had together! 
     79BriggsKelly      Kelly (Briggs) Bean  paw print      Oregon City, OR  paw print     redwarrior7@aol.com
     79BrooksBrenda     Brenda (Brooks) Huggins paw print    Gladstone, OR  paw print  cjs-princess2000@yahoo.com 
    School bus Driver
    One daughter who turned 18 this year (are we old enough?)
         paw print     Suzanne (Budrow) Dibble  Vancouver, WA paw print    dsjdib@wa-net.com
     79dodgesandra                    Sandra Dodge  paw print    Seattle, WA  paw print      sarpandarpy@yahoo.com
    Light Rail Operations Manager
     79DunwoodieRonda   Ronda (Dunwoodie) Gaylord   paw print   Sherwood, OR  paw print    rondag@hughes.net 
    Self-employed - Gaylord Marine Services
    Married since 1981, two children, Steve (1986) and Lindsee (1989).  enjoying family, friends, traveling, and life in general.
     79EiseleLori   Lori (Eisele) Hubble paw print     El dorado Hills, CA  paw print    lori.hubble@sanjuan.edu
     79emfingerTeresa   Teresa Emfinger  paw print    Keizer, OR  paw print    teresa@walshlawfirm.net
    Paralegal/Office Manager
    I have been married for 20 years to an attorney who is also very active on Keizer City Council.  We have three children:  Samantha 18, Mike 16, and Kevin 13.  I am very active in our community with Rotary, Chamber of Commerce,  Habitat for Humanity and the Chair of the Keizer Iris Festival along with a host of other activities that keep me out of the house.
     79GaylordTodd         Todd Gaylord  paw print   Sherwood, OR  paw print   trgaylord@starband.net 
    Self-employed, Gaylord Marine Services, Inc
     79GibsonClytie   Clytie (Gibson) Garretson paw print    Wilsonville, ORpaw print    clytie355@yahoo.com
     79HansonMark      Mark R. Hanson paw print    West Linn, OR   paw print  mhansonagency@gmail.com 
    Insurance Agency Owner in West Linn
    Home web page address:  www.markhansoninsurance.com
    Married 25 years.  Four kids.  Live and have my business in West Linn.  Spend time at our second home at the beach a lot.
    Favorite Memory:  The fun the big games brought out.  Where the gym was packed with kids sitting on the floor because of some of the rival games with OC, LO, Putnam, and Lakeridge.
     79HillKristy    Kristy (Hill) Hewitt  paw print   Tualatin, OR  paw print    hewittk@loswego.k12.or.us
    Elementary Music Teacher/ Music Coordinator 
              paw print                              Jill Hofmann paw print    Canby, OR      paw print    canbycoop@web-ster.com 
    Kids graduating from college and grandbabies, do I have to say more?
    Favorite Memory:  Mrs. Hoovie, Mrs. Kraft and D.R. keeping the school running.  All the joking we did and the fun that we had.
     79HoggSusan                 Susan Hogg paw print   Northridge, CA    paw print      byalwine@earthlink.net
    Entertainment (Music) Industry
    I have worked for the past 8.5 years in the music industry, but am currently exploring other options.  I came to the L.A. area to attend Pepperdine University.  After graduation, I moved to L.A. and have lived here for the past 18 years.  I have never married and have no children.
     paw print                                  Sharri (Hoopes) Knowlton   paw print   Tualatin, OR    paw print    sharri_Knowlton@verizon.net
    Work for ADP as a Corporate Trainer
    Happily married and enjoying life with family, friends and believe it or not, my job.  I finally figured out what I want to do when I grow up.  when I asked my husband his thoughts, he said to mention what an amazing and good-looking man he is!!  As you can see, we have a fun relationship.  Favorite memory:  Just looking forward to the weekends so I could get together with friends and hang out.  Not much has changed, still look forward to the weekends.
      paw print                                  Darren D. Hughes paw print  Tigard, OR   paw print   DarrenDHughes@hotmail.com
    Technical Advisor
    Retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 Years.
    Favorite Memory:  running the school store in Deca Club, traveling to Boise, ID with the same club and Party Hardy. Gambling on dice during breaks when we were not rating girls passing in the hall.  School assemblies.  
     79deBoerJose    Jose Jacobs de Boer  paw print    The Netherlands   paw print    wiljo.deboer@xs4all.nl
    Roman Catholic Pastor
    Favorite Memory:  Sitting in the cafeteria talking to friends, riding the schoolbus
      paw print                                             Mark Kramer  paw print    Vancouver, WA     paw print    kramer5698@comcast.net
    Fire Captain
    I've been getting old.
    Favorite Memory:  Girls, girls, girls.
    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and yakking about old times.
     79LeamingEric      Eric J. Leaming  paw print    Albuquerque, N.M.    paw print     ejisme1@yahoo.com  
    US Air Force
    We've been in Great Falls, MT since 1999.  Getting ready to move to Albuquerque in Aug 04.  Life is good and I'd love to hear from any of you!
    Favorite memory:  Being part of the ski club was great.  I really like skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows.
     79LewisSteve    Steve Lewis  paw print    Gladstone, OR   paw print    stevel@involved.com
    Looking for a new challenge.
    Married in 1981 and still together.  We have 4 kids, 3 girls, Ashley (1984) Trista (1990), Alyssa (1993), and a boy Jordan (1987).  Took over my family's Welding Supply business and sold it in 1998.  Now looking for the next big challenge.  Living off eBay sales until that challenge comes up.
     79LongJonathan    Jonathan Long  paw print    Stafford, VA  paw print     jdlong@hotmail.com
    Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
    Recenly completed second deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan summer of 2006 and working now with Headquarters Department of the Army managing close combat missile system test, development, acquisition and fielding.
     79MeinekeJutta     Jutta (Meineke) Barney paw print    Dundee, OR  paw print    juttamb@comcast.net 
    Commercial Insurance Underwriting Manager
    Married, no kids, love my dogs.
    Favorite Memory:  Graduating
     79MorganAnnette    Annette (Morgan) Neely paw print    Wilsonville, OR   paw print   aneely@nwmfp.com
    Office Manager for Northwest Metal Fab & Pipe, Inc.
    Married Jim Neely (WLHS Class of 1977) in 1979.  Have 2 boys, 6 grandkids.  Live on a farm that has been in the family for a century.  Love working outside and farming with Jim.
    Like camping and hunting with family and friends.  and, looking forward to the day Jim and I can retire and travel in our motor home.
               paw print                                Mike Onofrio  paw print    New Haven, CT     paw print   momofrio@hotmail.com
    Information Technology


     Megan (O'Rourke) Morris  Estacada, OR  drmstx4@yahoo.com

    Sales rep.

    Bill Palmer
           Bill Palmer  Portland, OR  awbcpalmer@comcast.net
    Daniel Perry
          Daniel Perry  West Linn, OR  danp8161@yahoo.com
    Bob Pope
           Bob Pope  West Linn, OR  rpope@qwest.net

    Owner Willamette Hardwoods, Inc.

    I am a dedicated OSU beaver fanatic!  I love tailgating at the football games.  I'm looking forward to our 30 year reunion this summer.  Two grown kids, 20 year old boy Lauron and an 18 year old daughter Melissa.

    Favorite memory:  If only I could remember?

    79Richeson  Doug Richeson   West Linn, OR    dsricheson@gmail.com

    Kim Riley
          Kim Riley  Bellingham, WA  klriley61@gmail.com


    I am married and have 2 children, a daughter, 24 and a son, 20.  We have a lovely life in a very beautiful part of the country.

    My favorite memories would be the friends that I made. The best Toga party ever our senior year. Then graduating and moving on!

    Looking forward to our 30th Class Reunion next summer!

      79RileyS    Susan (Riley) Isakson     Tigard, OR     sue_riley@frontier.com
    David Ryles
          David Ryles  Portland, Oregon  dbear@aol.com

    Paint store owner/operator

    Diane (sherwood) Sandefur
    Diane (Sherwood) Sandefur  Beaverton, OR    ebs1983teleport.com
    Personal Website:   www.elliottbookkeepingsch.com
    I am currently the Owner & Director of Elliott Bookkeeping School. I am married with two children and three step-children. Life is great!
    Favorite Memory: I was in most of the music classes and performances which were my life, including drama / theatrical performance.
    Anything else to share: I would be interested in hearing from anyone, via email, from our class.


    Joseph Schweizer
     Joseph Schweizer  Geneva, Switzerland  joseph.schweizer@htceramix.ch

    Research Assistant

    I live in Switzerland now after leaving America in 1989.  Much travel and many stories, some may never be retold.  I am still alive folks!

    Favorite memory: Varsity Football in 1978-79 was my favorite memory.  Concert, Jazz, & Stage band . . . Jones Creek . . . uh it's still a secret, right Janet?

    Anything else to share: I am still a bit too Bohemian for the States and am happy to live in a place where tolerance is the rule.  Life is good!

    Monty Shuster
    Monty Shuster   Estacada, OR    tessa95@cascadeaccess.com



    Purchasing Agent

    Retired Army. Now working with USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Purchasing Agent/Contracting Officer.

    Favorite memory:  Drama. Doing the plays was a great time.

    Carolyn Simmons
    Carolyn K. Simmons  California Bay Area  whalegirl2@yahoo.com

    Currently looking for employment: Admin Asst, Med Code/Bill, Med Transcription or Bookkeeper.

    Comment: My son, Ben, will be 19 (04/2006). He graduated this past June and is currently attending community college. My daughter, Sarah, just turned 17 and I'm hoping she graduates (06/2007).

    I was laid off last January (2005) and have been upgrading my skills and adding to them.

    Also, been creating stained glass, jewelry and beading. I've sold a few pieces, but mostly I give everything away, or donate to charity auctions.

    Besides upgrading at school I've spent the year traveling. Nevada, Arizona, St. Louis, and winding up the year in New York at the Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade. Was that ever fun! Now I have to concentrate on getting a job and rejoining the real world.

    Favorite memory: My favorite memories from HS are anything choir related, anything involving Kristy Hill - especially the time she TP'd my locker which clued me into the fact she'd also TP'd my house the night before. Ski club. And Senior year. Molly Brown.

    Anything else to share: Would love to hear from you all.

     Lorna (Skyles) Heppler
    Lorna (Skyles) Heppler  American Fork, UT   deeskyzz@gmail.com
    Design Digitizer for an embroidery company

    My husband died in 2005. I have gone back to school and I am working on my bachelor's degree. I hope to get my master's degree and go into counseling.
     Kim (Koppler) Buettgenbach
     Kim (Koppler) Buettgenbach  Newberg, OR   Jonezinor@aol.com
    Mortgage Wholesaler

    Married 21+ years, son 17, daughter 16.  After graduating, moved around, Arizona, Alaska, Texas - realized there's no place like home.

    Favorite memory:  Football games, Basketball games, total school spirit - great friends, good times.  Toga party before school?

    The school and community certainly have changed - to all you newbies (that's Halo talk thanks to my want to be MLG boy) - take care of our alma mater - it holds great memories and great people.
    Doug Thurber
    Doug Thurber  Midwest City, OK  msgtt@yahoo.com

    U.S. Contractor in the Middle East

    Been in the Air Force since right after graduation.  I have been stationed in Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska (my favorite), Germany, 3 times for a total of 11 years and Guam.  Married with three kids and one daughter-in-law.  No grandkids yet.

    Favorite memory: Queen's Ball, Graduation, being in "The King and I" . . . the stunts of the cast and crew during "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" . . . Phil, that catcher's mask trick was classic.

    Anything else to share: When is the next reunion and can I be invited this time???

    Cheryl (Tiedtke) McCoy


     Cheryl (Tiedtke) McCoy  Tualatin, OR  findcheryl@msn.com


    Real Estate Broker Assistant

    Home web page address:   http://www.myspace.com/cherylleemccoy

    As you know, I was a bit of a bookworm.  Haven't read a book from cover-to-cover for years now...stacks of half-read books with no time to read them!  Single again 3 years ago.  Real estate license in 2002, currently with RE/MAX Equity Group.  Before that, worked for ADP for 15 years.  I have two wonderful daughters 19 & 22, and a delightful 10 yr old son.  Music is a passion.  If you like music, check out my website.  Been learning drums for 1.5 yrs now.  Travel to warm/tropical climates every chance I get.

    Favorite memory: Favorite memories would be the total school spirit at basketball games, HOT summers (so much for global warming!), hanging with friends, favorite teachers Mrs. Moore & Mr. Tourcotte, jogging UP Skyline Dr. in P.E...NOT!

    Lisa Vilhauer
     Lisa Vilhauer   Gladstone, OR   lisawoodruff@comcast.net
    Delores (Ware) Greene
    Delores (Ware) Greene  Lake Oswego, OR  greene@moneysource.net

    Mortgage Lending

    Busy normal family life, two kids in baseball.