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Class of 1958 / Arp, Jim
« on: November 15, 2008, 03:16:44 PM »
James M. Arp born, April 30, 1940, died February 29, 1988 in Cottage Grove, Lane County, OR, from cancer.  (OR Death Index)

Class of 1958 / Arthur, Roger
« on: November 15, 2008, 03:14:45 PM »
Roger L. Arthur, born March 6, 1940, died November 16, 1987 in Lane County, OR from cancer.  (OR Death Index)

Terry Nousen / Bio
« on: November 15, 2008, 11:44:22 AM »
Wife:  Margaret (Land, who graduated CGHS in 1958 as well)

Terry and Margaret have been enjoying each other’s company after several months of being apart.  Margaret had been in Las Vegas taking care of her granddaughter, Hannah, who is 10 years old.  Her mother was in Seattle taking care of personal business.  This was followed by both daughters (Gretchen and Greta) and their families relocating to Seattle.  Gretchen from Las Vegas and Greta from Ashland.  They live just 2 miles from each other and are committed to helping each other as they both are adjusting to balancing new jobs with their family responsibilities.  We helped them with the moving process and with settling into their new homes.  While Margaret was there, Greta gave birth to her third child, Lucy, Terry and Margaret’s fifth grandchild!  Elaine was thrilled to be able to help Greta and to get better acquainted with Lucy’s siblings, Liam, age 4 and Lily, age 2.  They had many trips to nearby parks, read lots of books, acted out favorite stories including Grandma’s encounter with a big bear in the woods behind their house, and of course, played hide and go seek?  Hannah, age 20, joined a softball team so they all offered lots of support and encouragement with batting, catching and throwing.

Meanwhile, back at their abode in Yoncalla, Terry was building fences, mowing grass, fixing the tractor and their vehicles and cleaning out the barn and garage.  An ongoing saga that may last their lifetimes!  In addition to all those outdoor manly chores, he was also doing all the household tasks that the little lady of the house normally does.  So, needless to say, he was glad to have Margaret back.

The first thing they did after her return was to go to their oldest granddaughter’s tennis match in Corvallis.  Libby and her partner played against 2 girls who defeated them last year.  It was an intense, closely matched game.  This time, Libby and her partner won!  Sweet!  This fall, she will be going to the University of Portland, She aspires to be a doctor and make lots of money!

Son, Andy, outdid himself with challenges and adventure this year.  After running a marathon last fall, he decided to see what else he could accomplish before he gets too elderly.  In February, he did the Great Nordeen, a 37k skater-ski race in April, re ran the Eugene half-marathon.  In May, Andy competed in the Bent Pole Pedal Paddle.  The PPP is a six-leg race beginning at Mt. Bachelor with a downhill ski race, a 7k skate ski race, followed by a 22-mile bike ride into Bend, then a 10k run, a mile-and-a-half paddle up and down the Deschutes, finishing with a 300m sprint to the finish line.  Many people do this race as part of a team.  With his wife, Karen and his daughter, Libby and her boyfriend, Harry as his support crew, he finished all six legs in a respectable 2 hours, 39 minutes.  Andy crewed for a week in the Thistle nationals, then, still yearning for more, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by sailing across the Pacific on a 39-foot sailboat with a friend and two other crew members.  They were all relieved he survived his 45th year!

As you can see, Terry and Margaret live vicariously through their kids and grandkids!  Their humble pursuit this year will be to walk, hike, exercise and work on their garden.  Also, hopefully, some camping and a little biking and kayaking.  They are looking forward to the 50th class reunion and Old Schoolmates dinner and induction.


Upcoming Events / What's Happenin'?
« on: November 12, 2008, 06:52:35 PM »
Use this bulletin board to let your classmates know about upcoming events with a description of the event, time, place, etc.  These posts can be easily linked to the calendar so other members can get to your entry easily. 

To use, just click on "Calendar" in the menu bar just below the logo.  When the calendar appears, you can go to the bottom of the form to navigate to the month you want to make an entry for, then click "Post Event".  That will take you to the entry form.

Stuff for Sale! / Got Something for Sale?
« on: November 12, 2008, 06:51:09 PM »
If you have anything for sale, and would like your classmates to know about it, you can post it hear.  Anything from handmade craft to puppies!

Elaine Nerlie (Munroe) / Bio
« on: November 11, 2008, 06:43:25 PM »
Husband:  Tom (Munroe, Graduated CGHS in 1957)

Elaine and Tom keep very busy with volunteer work.  They belong to the local Genealogy Society, Historical Society, and the Prospectors and Golddiggers.  Tim is a 2nd year City Councilor.

Their daughter, Michele, is the bookkeeper for Brad’s Chevrolet in Cottage Grove.  Their daughter, Jorday just graduated from CG High School and her son is in the Navy aboard The Blue Ridge, home port Japan.

Their daughter, Tammy, and Stuart Werner have been married for 5 years and live in Creswell.  He is a Eugene postman and she is an Adjudicator for the State Employment Department.

They were able to take a wonderful 3-month vacation, traveling with their 5th wheel back to Elaine’s birthplace in Minnesota.  While there, they were surrounded by 2 tornadoes and golf ball size hail.  They won’t forget that place.  Their favorite place was Yellowstone Park.  They are hopeful to have a lot more traveling in their future.


Annette Monroe / Bio
« on: November 11, 2008, 06:20:58 PM »
Annette says that life is so full of changes . . . she loves rainbows and is always reminded that it takes "the good and the not-so-good" to create the beautiful rainbows!  One thing, though, that never changes is her appreciation and love for her family and friends!!

As of the 50th high school reunion, Annette enjoys being back in Eugene and lives about four miles from Darla and her family, so she gets to enjoy them on a daily basis.  Being a Hospice Volunteer, volunteering on the Mom Baby Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital, singing with a Senior Choir (who performs at facilities three to four times a week and have practice on Fridays), serving on the Homeowner's Association Board, being in church activities, learning Yoga, attending Red Hat Society, doing "random acts of kindness" . . . keeps her busy.  She may be tired at the end of the day, but has made a positive difference in the lives of other people including hers.

Her family:

Derek (son) and Debbie have lived in Phoenix, AZ for three years and both are busy with their jobs and with three grand dogs (Bichons), Cheech, Buddy, and Dizzle.  In addition, they are active in the Bichon Small Paws Rescue Organization (; they foster dogs and help find permanent homes for the dogs.  Debbie is also taking classes at night.

Darla (daughter), Rob, Chad and Ryan are leading busy lives, too.  Rob and Darla work and are active parents in all of the boys' activities.  Darla too is taking classes at night.  Grand dogs are Cosmo and Jack (Shitzu and Poodle mix).

Chad is 13 years old and is in eighth grade (straight A student!).  He completed his First Degree Black Belt in Karate December '06.  Fall of '07, he played football; his team played on the college fields at the U of O and OSU.  What fun!  He is active in the church, is involved with Confirmation Class, sings in two choirs at the school, served on the Peer Teen Court, is an avid reader (and he remembers everything he reads!).  He is interested in becoming an attorney. 

Ryan is 10 years old and in fourth grade (straight A student!).  He will earn his Karate Conditional Black Belt Degree in 2008 and will complete the Degree in 2009.  He was Water Boy for Chad’s football team and he did an excellent job?  Ryan will be playing basketball, too.  Ryan is an excellent reader but he prefers to work with his hands.  Since the age of two years, he has been reading Lego diagrams and building very complicated kits; he uses the computer to create his own designs.  He is interested in becoming an architect.

Here are a couple things to ponder:

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything.  They just make the best of everything they have.”

“Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.”


Marvin Hawes / Bio
« on: November 11, 2008, 06:14:42 PM »
Wife:  Barbara

As of the 50th high school reunion, Marvin was retired from Weyerhaeuser after 32 years.  He and his wife, Barbara, have 3 children (daughters in Tacoma and Portland, son in Houston, TX), and 5 grandchildren (2 in Tacoma, WA and 3 in Houston, TX).

Marvin's hobbies include gardening, reading, travel, and winemaking.  They spend time each year in Texas with their son and family.  They also have a cabin on the North Fork (Little North Santiam River) east of Salem and spend time there monthly.


Sue Tryk / A Picture
« on: November 10, 2008, 01:25:02 PM »
This is a photo taken on a hike to Angel's Rest.

Rocke Warren / Bio
« on: November 09, 2008, 06:46:08 PM »
Wife:  Mary     
  • Robin ('66)
  • Ricky (Pike) ('68)
  • Michael (Pike) ('70)
  • Ross ('72)
  • Ryan ('73)
  • Erin ('98)
  • Kate ('01)
  • Megan ('04)
  • Austin ('02)
  • Sydney ('05)
  • Zack ('04)
  • Naomi ('06)

Rocke is still self employed as a Manufacturer's Rep.  He is also writing custom software for a couple of clients.  When they can, Rocke and Mary enjoy getting away to the mountains or the beach or take day hikes.  They have five sons and their families include seven grandkids (five girls and two boys).  They like to spend time with the grandkids when they can.

Rocke is always trying to learn more (to keep Alzheimer's at bay!).  Rocke and Mary are also usually enrolled in a couple of classes at Portland Community College for fun.

Rocke and Mary's personal web site is


Sue Tryk / Bio
« on: November 09, 2008, 06:34:25 PM »
Sue is officially retired, but still keeps busy in her art and pottery studios and continues to produce paintings, pottery, and other art forms.  She has just self published and printed two books on Cottage Grove complete with her art work and historical descriptions of homes, buildings and covered bridges.  Sue has her own print shop and prints her books, art prints, greeting cards, post cards, tee and caps, etc. and specializes mostly in local scenes.  She is President of the Cottage Grove Art Guild and does volunteer work for the Historical Society and Humane Society.

Sue's daughter Traci, 44, is single, living and working in Wisconsin.  Son, Ross, 46, is married to Daisy and is living and working for the Veteran's Department in Portland.  They are expecting Sue's first grandchild (at long last) in October.  (It's a boy.)


General Discussion / Re: Intro to Forum
« on: November 04, 2008, 04:32:55 PM »
Hi Sue,

Congrats on becoming a gramma!  You'll make a good one.  Mary is expecting to  be a "blood" gramma in April when her son and wife are expecting.  She is pretty excited too!

A lot of the stuff on the forum is made up as I'm learning all this program can do.  As soon as I feel sufficiently educated on its capabilities, I'll remove all the "fake" entries.

I'm hoping this becomes popular with other classmates.


General Discussion / Intro to Forum
« on: November 03, 2008, 07:47:31 PM »
If you click on the "Home" tab, there is a brief discussion on how to use the forum.

Lyle Chaffee / Bio
« on: November 03, 2008, 07:32:36 PM »
Wife:  Wilma

Lyle is still playing music in retirement communities.  Wilma is babysitting grandkids and her Mom (96) who has moved in with them.  Lyle's Mom (94) is considering moving in also.

Three of the four kids live in Washington, Oregon and one is in Canada.  They now have 7 grandkids aged 2-11.

"Life is Good"


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