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Reservations for 2017 Banquet

Bonnie Thompson DeMatio

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A.F. Lucas, Supt.
Mildred Blumenthal, Principal
Dorothy Flora Miller, Class President
Thelma Burns, Class Sponsor
Richard Bendall, Class Sponsor
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Fritz Clark
Ronald Goldy
Iris Jones Hill
John Mellon
Mary Jane Robinson Sanback
Earl Dawson Jr.
Arwilda McPherson Elliott
Arvid McPherson
Frances MacGregor Bedford
Paul Sackos
Jack Allen
Hazel Hamilton Kerns
Leonard Dunn
Marjorie Hagerman Gold
Jack Hammond
Beulah Dixon Mead
Eileen Clemens Schlaupits
Betty Sleeman Verus
Delores Detzler Robbins
Jean Hooper Maisonville
Margie Jones LaRocque
Dorothy Miller Cooper
Carol Rosebrough Vance
Virginia Sigsbee Monitor
Dorothy McCannon Fernelius
Lois Zettel Gehman
Norma Bennett Ranous
Jean Mayer Flynn
Mary Jane Hayworth Reinhardt
Charlotte Sheppard Parliament
Betty Sheldon Freda
Bonnie Thompson DeMatio
Lois Weston Guest
Ella Reilly McPherson
Eileen Doll
Edith Anderson
Alyce Bemis Block
Eloise Clark Ware
Michael Monaghan
Barbara Rau Evans
Gladys Bennett Mason
Neoma Vincent Norton
Orville Ward
James Nelson
Bernard Towner
John Alton


UNKNOWN ADDRESSES
 
Lois Linsenman Harvey
Lois Zettle Gehman
Jean Mayer Flynn
Virginia Sigsbee Molitor
Dorothy Miller Cooper
Edith Anderson
 


DECEASED CLASSMATES
 
Eileen Clemens Scchlaupts
(July 17, 2009)
John Redmond Mellon
(9/8/16)

Barbara Jean Rau Evans
 
Ella V. Reilly McPherson
(January 30,2012)
 
Bernard Towner
 (Died 7/30/70)
 
Frances E. McGregor Bedford
(December 2010)
 
Alyse Benjamin Block
 
Betty Jane Sleeman Verus
November 21, 2010
 
Leonard Dunn (March 2009)
 
Earl J. Dawson
 (April 8,2006)

John Alton
(1993)

Gladys M. Bennett Mason
(1/14/2001)

Fritz Clark
(1992)

Eileen Doll

Ron Goldy
(1994)

Marjorie Hagerman Pindzsu
(1993)

Jack Hammond
(March 2002)

Jean Hooper Maisonville
(1989)

Dorothy McCannon Fernelius

Arvid A. McPherson
(9/13/1997-WW2-Korea)

Arwilda McPherson Elliott

Michael Monaghan
(February 26, 2006)

Jim Nelson
(1999)
 
Mary Jane Robinson Sanback
(1987)

Paul Sackos
(1986)

Betty Sheldon Braaley
(1995)

Neoma Vincent Reid
(September 11, 1998)

Orville Ward
(1977)

Lois Weston Guest
(December 2, 2002)

Orville Wood
 
Beulah Dixon Mead
 (December 9, 2006)

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John Mellon, age 95, passed peacefully to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Villa at Rose City. He was born to James and Mary Mellon on March 24, 1921 in Lupton, MI. He married Vivian Byce on May 22, 1943 and shared their home north of Lupton with her for 73 years. John was a dairy farmer and a devoted member of the Lupton Friends Church where he taught Sunday School and led music for many years. John and Vivian traveled together throughout the United States and Canada as well as to Brazil, Hawaii, Jamaica, Alaska and the Orient. John was characterized by his integrity, vision and great sense of humor. He was an avid deer hunter and bee keeper. He annually enjoyed making and sharing maple syrup and apple cider. He was a contributing member of the WBRC Historical Society and served on Boards of Education for the Lupton, Rose City and Ogemaw Heights School Districts over a period of more than 30 years. He represented small school districts statewide on the Board of the State Schoolboard Association.

John is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Vivian; his son, Ron Mellon of Shepherd, MI; his daughters, Donna (Steven) Stoddard of Grand Rapids, MI and Doris (Chris) Hall of West Bloomfield Township, MI; his grandchildren, Jeffrey, James, Aaron, Ellen and Mark as well as seven great grandchildren.

Barbara Rau Evans
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Class of 1940

Barbara Jean (Rau) Evans, 89, died on Dec. 24, 2012 at the Monte Vista Grove Home in Pasadena, Calif.

Barbara was born in West Branch to the late Thomas P. and Florence (Cooper) Rau on June 28, 1923. She attended West Branch schools, graduating from West Branch High School in 1940. Barbara stayed in West Branch and worked with D.B. McDowell, M.D., until he went into the Army. She later moved to Arizona and worked in the medical field, eventually relocating to Pasadena to become manager of a cancer clinic. In California, she met and married Edward R. Evans, M.D., and worked with him in his medical office until his retirement.

Barbara loved traveling, and she and Edward made many memorable trips to faraway places.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret “Dee Dee” (Rau) Cox; her nieces, Barbara Cox Miras and Margaret Cox; and grandnieces, Beverly and Erika Miras.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; and her parents.

No matter where Barbara went, Michigan, and West Branch in particular, remained her “home” and her great love. Now, in accordance with her wishes, Barbara will be buried at Brookside Cemetery near her parents in the family plot.

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Ella Reilly McPherson
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Class of 1940

Ella (Reilly) McPherson, 90, of West Branch and St. James City, Fla., passed away on Jan. 30, 2012. (Class of 1940)

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth McPherson; her daughter, Linda (Bob) Ham; and her sons, Kari (Vicki) McPherson and Ernie (Pam) McPherson. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michael, Zachary, Tim, Patrick and Sarah; and her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Carissa, Olivia, Wyatt, Milla, Blake, Ryan, Alexis and Peyton.

She was born the eldest of eight children to Anna and Walter (Ted) Reilly in Hale on July 2, 1921. She will be mourned by one brother, Henry (Elsie); and her sisters, Anna May Illig(class of 1949), Patricia (Keith) LaFountain,(class of 1952), and Janet (Dalton) Wiltse (class of 1956). She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Allen and Robert (Wanda).

She was a loving, loyal wife and mother and demonstrated her hard-working Christian values in everyday life. She will be missed by all left behind as she celebrates her new life with God.

Ella was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Clair Shores, and of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Coral, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held this spring in Michigan, with the time, date and place to be announced

Betty Sleeman Verus
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Betty Jane (Sleeman) Verus, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in McBride late Sunday, November 21, 2010. She was born to William and Helen (Thomas) Sleeman on July 18, 1923 in West Branch, MI. On November 15, 1947, she married Richard O. Verus in Clio, MI. Betty loved and adored her family. She was an avid bowler and a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame. She was a very talented crocheter and knitter. She enjoyed serving as Mayor of McBride for several years. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Mason and Erma Shepard; brother, Richard Seeman; and children, Timothy Verus and Judith Verus. Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, Richard O. Verus; sons, Terry (Judy) Verus of Six Lakes and Randal (Janet) Verus of Eaton Rapids; daughter, Pamela (Shane) Delamater of McBride; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Jerry Verus and Bob Verus; sister-in-law, Mona Sleeman; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte Sheppard Parliament..Class of 1940
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Graduation Picture

Hazel Hamilton Daniels..Class of 1940
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Recent Picture Taken in December 2006

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