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Fred Arnold
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Deceased 1983

Bob Awrey
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Deceased

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Deceased November 1995

Pauline DeLooze Baker
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Deceased February 1996

Blaine and Pauline DeLooze Baker
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Married 1948

Betty Bedtelyon Hammond
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Deceased November 29,1996

A brief note from Betty's husband, Harold Hammond of Sun City, Arizona...
Betty passed away November 29, 1996 from malignant melanoma...(cancer)
 
She retired in 1989 and I retired in 1987 from District Marketing Superintendant of a utility company.
We traveled extensively by travel trailer and motor home, in the U.S. and Alaska.  We sold our home on Tawas Bay south of Tawas City in 1991 and made our home base in Sun City, Arizona.
Betty was active in the Episcopal Church here in Sun City West, filling a number of leadership roles.
This past summer, I attended several Eldershostels, visited in Georgia and Florida and attended Betty's family reunion in West Branch, Michigan.
Perhaps this brief thumbnail sketch will suffice for your 50th anniversary book.
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Elizabeth "Liz" Bowen Chandler
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I've been married to Mitch over 43 years.
 I have two stepsons, four grandchildren, and five great grandkids.
We have been retired nineteen years and have enjoyed every day of retirement.
We've traveled a lot, some when we were working and some since I got Social Security.
We've been in all 50 states, Europe twice, Hawaii twice, South America, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Canada...also several of the islands in the Caribbean.
We have lived in Texas and enjoy it very much...we are located 20 miles from Mexico.
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Elizabeth Bowen Chandler
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Deceased April 2000

Daryl Conrad
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PROFESSION
Computer Systems Manager, Dow Chemical Co., Midland Michigan
Retired: December 31, 1988 after 33 years.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF WHICH I AM PROUDEST
1965-1974 Managed development, implementation and operation of computer-based order system for Dow Chemical Co.-USA.
This was, at the time, the most advanced such system in the chemical industry.  It remained in operation for 27 years, being replaced finally in 1997.
1977-1985  Managed developement, implementation and operation of totally interactive marketing management Decision Support System, the first in the Dow Chemical Co., and, to our knowledge, the first in the chemical industry.
1989- One of the first three people to be inducted into the Dow Che4mical Company Customer Service Hall of Fame..

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Deceased September 10, 2006

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Al Cosand
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We are living in the house that my wife, Helen, was born in and we are spending lots of time and money trying to get the old place in shape.
 
After finishing at West Branch High, I worked at the Dodge Truck plant at Warren, Michigan for a short time before joining the navy for four years.
Three of those years were served at the other end of  a ship with Stacy (Frank)Poling.
After leaving the navy, I worked for Chrysler Motors at Detroit for about one year.
While working at Chrysler Corporation, Helen and I were married.
I then started work with Consumers Power in Macomb and Oakland counties. I retired from Consumers after more than forty two years.
I have one step-son, John, and five grandchildren.
We enjoy traveling in the southern states as well as northern Michigan. We maintain property in Lupton and get up home often...
 
 
 

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Al Cosand

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Orval Cummings
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Other than being a nomad, my profession was in engineering and management.
I can't say that any of my accomplishments changed the rotational velocity of the earth, and most of them were much more important to me than to anyone else.
After completing my Air Force enlistment, and an additional year at the personal invitation of Harry Truman (along with a couple hundred thousand people), we lived in Greenland, Newfoundland, Massachusetts, Florida and Colorado. Business took me often to four continents.  While there, I met and briefed a lot of people who thought they were important, but their opinion wasn't always that of the majority.
My wife, Martha, died in 1992.
While traveling, I just missed seeing Skip Walker in Nord, Greenland, and did see him briefly in 1997 in Rome, New York.  I saw Tom Murphy in Standish when he was the state policeman that arrested a drunk driver who hit our car while we were vacationing from Florida.
I attended college courses at the University of Maryland extension in Narsarssuak, Greenland.
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Orval Cummings

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Charles "Chuck" Behrens...
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My wife, Shirley Jean (Maxam), and I are living in Upper Lake, California.
We have two children, Charles and Kristie Lynn...
And 5 grandsons.
We grew tired of city living with neighbors within 100 feet on all sides and traffic problems continuous...so we bought 160 acres of timber in Northern California. We are living (1998)in our motorhome until I get my log cabin built.
We love the peace and quiet here...no phone either.
My accomplishments...
I've been part of a team that developed a missile system to pinpoint...bomb Iraq..during Desert Storm.
Things to share....
4 years U.S. Navy Seabees
2 years college, Fort Hays, Kansas State
2 years DeVry Tech., Chicago
Employed...
N. American Rockwell, Anaheim, Ca.
Ford Aero space-NewPort Beach, Ca.
Owned a sheet metal business in Anaheim, Ca. for 10 years.
Became a General Contractor in 1994.
I have a private pilot's license and have owned several aircraft at different times.
Built a mountain cabin in
Big Bear, California.
 

Chuck Behrens....1998
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Betty Candy Robinson...
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Leon and I were married June 9, 1951.
I am a retired teacher.
I began my career by attending County Normal School at Standish.  Following graduation, I accepted a teaching position at Pleasant Hill School in Ogemaw County.
This was a rural school with eight grades plus beginners.
I was there for four years and moved on to teach in the Geroy, Miller, and Edwards schools.
I graduated from Central Michigan University and also taught in the Rose City Elementary School for 5 years and the Surline Elementary school for 23 years.
I retired after 35 years of teaching.
Now I keep busy with church and community service.
Leon is also retired (from Central Paving Company).
We have one daughter, Karen, who is also a teacher.
In the last several years, we have found time to spend our winters in Sebring,Florida.
 

Betty Candy Robinson...1998
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