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A.F.Lucas, Supt.
Herbert "Herb" Sargent, Class President
Lillian A. Swanson, Class Sponsor
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Alice Awrey Mitchell
 
Leah Beythan Dowell
 
Nona Blancher
 
Margaret Engel Buckingham
 
Josephine Fisher Thompson
 
Harry Fitzpatrick
 
Joan Hutchins Biggs
 
Vivian G. Hyslop Decker
 
Leora M. Jackson Bedtelyon
 
Celia Kimball Walters
 
Ruth D. Kurzrock Basham
 
Richard J. Matthews
 
Oka Millard Babcock
 
J. Genevieve Miller Bolyard
 
Mervyn M. Morse
 
Caroline Peters Frederickson
 
Helen Pray Brindley
 
Elnora Rakestraw Jones
 
Robert C. Rea
 
Eleanor Reid Davis Fitzpatrick

Harold S. Schwalm
 
Wesley W. Stephens
 
Awilda Huyett Scott
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Unknown Address
 
Auwilda Huyett Scott
Inez Sumerix



DECEASED CLASSMATES

Herbert Sargent
Oldest of 3 brothers
Class President
Died
April 1976 at the age of 63
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Alice Awrey Mitchell

(8/21/81)

Nona O. Blancher

Eva Josephine Fisher Thompson
(March 31.2002)

Harry Fitzpatrick

Joan Hutchins Biggs

Vivian G. Hyslop Decker
(8/23/1991)

Leora M. Jackson Bedtelyon
(3/12/1983-Age 69)

Celia Kimball Walters
(1988)

Ruth D. Kurzrock Basham
(10/8/2003)

Richard Matthews
(1990)

Art Millard

Genevieve Miller Bolyard

 Mervyn M. Morse
(October 7, 1999)

Caroline Peters Frederickso

Helen Pray Brindley

Elnora Rakestraw Jones
(August 16, 2000)

Robert C. Rea
(8/3/1990-Age 76)

Eleanor Lois Reid Fitzpatrick
(12/1/1974-Age 61)

Harold S. Schwalm
(5/26/1971-Age 58)

Wesley Stephens(October 18,2002)
 
Evelyn Elizabeth Engel Buckingham Alquire
(February 5, 2008)















MARGARET ENGEL BUCKINGHAM
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Evelyn Elizabeth Engel Buckingham Alquire
1912-2008
 
Evelyn died February 5, 2008 at her granddaughter's home in St. Clair Shores.

She was born to George and Dorothy (Dutko) Engel on December 25, 1912 in West Branch Township.

Evelyn went to school in West Branch (Class of 1931) finishing high school in Detroit and then returned to West Branch to marry John Buckingham in 1932.He preceded her in death in 1955.

She had three sons James Buckingham of Harrison Township, and Eugene and Dale who both preceeded her in death.

Evelyn was a legal secretary to attorneys William Yeo and Edward Bilitzke and taught evening classes in shorthand at the West Branch High School.

Evie came in 17th place in a world-wide Gregg Shorthand Contest.

She also ran a bookkeeping service for small businesses in West Branch, was a secretary to Jim Dunnigan at the West Branch Refinery, did court reporting in justice hearings and circuit court hearings for five counties in the 32nd Michigan Circuit (including Ogemaw County) for Judge Shaffer.

Following a family move to Center Line, Michigan in 1948, she became Office Manager for Keystone Electrical Parts Manufacturing and then Office Manager for Cleary Auto Parts Manufacturing until they failed.

In 1958 she married Roy Alguire who also preceded her in death.

Following Stenotype training at night in Detroit, Evelyn accepted an appointment in 1965 from Gov. George Romney to Court Reporter in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court under Judge James Breakey.

 In 1976 she retired from that position and returned to West Branch.

 Evelyn was Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge in West Branch in 1944 and has remained a member ever since. She is Past Worthy High Priestess of the Houghton Lake White Shrine of Jerusalem and a member of the Eastern Star Rose Chapter, West Branch and First United Methodist Church, West Branch.

In addition to her son James, she leaves three granddaughters: Joelyn Buckingham of St. Clair Shores, Roxanne Filegar of Richmond ,VA. and Kathryn Buckingham of Oxford, England and two Great Grandchildren; Robert and Caroline Filegar of Richmond, VA>

 There was a Memorial service by the White Shrine of Jerusalem.  Burial took place at Brookside Cemetery in West Branch.