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•   Rowene Dunnihoo (Fairchild)  1/30
•   Howard White  1/29
•   Pam Webster (Gibbs)  1/8
•   Shelley Brown  12/24
•   Lyn Galbraith (Schmidt)  12/19
•   M. Jane Randall (Wuest)  11/10
•   Craig Poole  11/1
•   Mike Largent  11/1
•   Alvin Camp  10/11
•   Tom Davis  8/8
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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3 live in Arizona
10 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
3 live in Idaho
3 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Massachusetts
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Nevada
3 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Oklahoma
102 live in Oregon
1 lives in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
2 live in Utah
19 live in Washington
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Belize
1 lives in Chile
1 lives in France
333 location unknown
60 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Gary Ball  2/28
•   Charlene Allen (Houtz)  3/1
•   Merrie West (Schopfer)  3/2
•   Roy Petzel  3/5
•   Mark Arnold  3/6
•   Larry Moore  3/9
•   Frances Prince (Murray)  3/19
•   Frances Prince (Murray)  3/19
•   Christy Barrett (Mooney)  3/21
•   Chip DeLoretto  3/21
•   Lynda Smith (Fetrow)  3/21

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 33.4%


A:   167   Joined
B:   333   Not Joined

South Salem High School
Class Of 1969
Watch for reunion updates on the Facebook group page* and this web site! 

50-year reunion 2019! 

MESSAGE POSTED 02/14/19:  All signs point to our staging the 50-year reunion Sept. 7 at the Salem Convention Center’s Willamette Room, where we will have the smaller two quadrants, 5,400 square feet, plus ample use of the foyer.  It seems to be time to seal the deal.

They provide appetizers and a bar (I think it’s a cash bar).  Rather than include dinner in our package, we’re simplifying by recommending that people who want dinner patronize Bentley’s at the Convention Center or any of several nice restaurants nearby.

This has more or less been the plan for several months. I think we were waiting for alternative proposals from classmates, but there has been no serious counter-proposal that I know of.

We have not yet made our deposit. Though they’ll hold the space with our soft reservation until the end of February, I think we should make the firm deposit this week or next, and Jody is in position to make that happen if we give the go-ahead. Shall we? (You can reply on this web page or the reunion Facebook* page.)  - Posted by Colin (Kim) Seymour, committee member

*PLEASE JOIN THE FACEBOOK PAGE

"South Salem Class of 1969 Reunion" Facebook group page is a place to give us your reunion ideas and see what other classmates are thinking. You can also post your thoughts on this web site.   -Thank you Jody Miller Kishpaugh for kicking off our reunion planning by creating the Facebook group page.

 

MESSAGE POSTED 10/29/18:  LET’S ALL PLAN OUR 50th REUNION

It’s hard to believe we were seniors in high school 50 years ago. But we might as well face it and embrace it. 

So let’s celebrate. A 50th reunion for South Salem’s Class of 1969 just might top the 40th at Rudy’s or the legendary 20th in Rickreall.

A skeletal committee has found the Salem Convention Center to be the cheapest option for 2019 and noted nearby restaurants may make dining options flexible. The first two Saturdays in September are available.

So there’s a starting point for discussion.  The committee is trying to persuade everyone reading this to join the club to make preparing for our 50th as fun and inclusive as possible.

We can all weigh in on what we want our reunion to be -- on this class website and on a Facebook group page (South Salem Class of 1969 Reunion) that formed recently -- and we can all git ’er done.  - Posted by Colin (Kim) Seymour, committee member

 

REMINISCING in 2009...

Our 40th class reunion was totally cool, far out, righteous and groovy!

We had a great turn-out for two nights of reunion festivities in 2009!  About 70 classmates showed up at DaVinci's on August 28th for no-host drinks and reminiscing.

The next night 100 classmates, spouses and a few interlopers shared dinner and memories at Rudy's at Salem Golf Club. Live music by "Freefall" brought down the house with classmate musicians Guy Greider, John Martin and Clark Blanchard (and drummer Ron Leach, Corvallis '69). They really rocked the stage!

 

See classmate comments and announcements below.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reagan Lee Ryan obituary
Portland - Reagan Lee Ryan was born on July 17, 1951, and passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018. He was the son of Leonard and Joanne Ryan and is survived by his mother, brother (Mike), sister (Linda Wilson), and four children, Shannon, Ashley, Brittney, Rayce, and six grandchildren. Reagan attended South Salem High School and left school to pursue his interest in music. He was a very talented guitar player. He later worked as a carpenter, a realtor, and property manager in Salem. Reagan moved to Portland several years ago and enjoyed spending time with his children, family, and friends. A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.

I'm sorry to say I just learned that another classmate has passed away. John Thomas died Tuesday, February 6th, after a bike accident. John and family, including his twin brother Bob, all live in the Ashland area.

As graduation passes for the young ones I have to think back to our days. Who was at Ralph's beach for our senior skip days? What a great time, and graduation what a great day when we were no longer obligated to that Big old school and free to roam the world.  -Alan Burke