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CLASS OF 1932

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A.F. Lucas, Supt.
Craig C. MacKay, Class President
Mildred Blumenthal, Class Sponsor
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Bernard H."Bim" Sargent
Woodrow Fitzpatrick
Arthur McClellan Jr.
Lois Davis Demerest
Abie Jane Kehoe Grooms
Dorothy McGowan Lebzelter
Doris Kennedy Stephens
Glenn Garner
Genevieve Dawson Neuville
Vivian Dawson Buhlman
Albert Munson
Craig McKay
Merle Smith
George Haden Smith
Arthur Morrison
Violet Boddy Harrow
Juanita Fahrner Hames
Elwood Millard
Ben Richardson
Edith Crow Broom
Ethel Engel Eddells
Harold Good
Arthur Crawford
Sophia Matthews Austin
Merle Matthews Banes
Albert Clark
Barbara Lucas Jones
Inez Summerix
John Sheick
Wendell Thompson
Russell Dodds
 Carel Norris

Ben Richardson...Class of 1932.......
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Benjamin F. Richardson, age 93, West Branch High School, Class of 1932, of West Branch passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Ben had lived in West Branch for all of his life. He served as a Captain in the Air Corp during WW II. Ben was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Kiwanis Club both of West Branch and he attended the First United Methodist Church of West Branch. Ben owned and operated Ogemaw County Abstract from 1960-1999, retiring at the age of 83.

Survivors include his wife Betty Richardson of West Branch,(West Branch High School Class of 1942), children, Loree(West Branch HIgh School Class of 1960). (Michael) Noel of Morristown, AZ and Kerry (Ann) Richardson of West Branch, grandchildren, Michelle, Melanie, Christopher, Jamie and Jennifer, and great-grandchildren, Candyce, Ann, Christopher, Ciara, Benjamin, Jamie, Henry, McKenzie, Audrey and Garett. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice and sons, Garnet (West Branch High School Class of 1963), and James.

On Monday, March 2, 2009, the family will be present to receive friends at the First United Methodist Church in West Branch beginning at 12:30 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Mary E. Lynch and Cindy Gibbs will officiate with burial at Brookside Cemetery at 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands, West Branch.

Haden Smith(Class of1932) & Lloyd Smith(1928)
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The pictures above were taken in 1926 when Haden was 14 and Lloyd was 16.
They were shared with us by Deanna Smith, daughter of Haden. She found our alumni website when searching for information on her family's history.
She believes, according to the 1930 census, that Lloyd was a teacher.
Deanna would appreciate any information you may have on that.
She also shared a picture of a country school near West Branch and wonders if it may have been the school where Lloyd taught....
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Deceased Classmates

Sophia Matthews Austin

Merle Matthews Bane
 
Inez Sumerix
 
Albert Munson

Craig McKay

Violet Boddy Harrow
(12/19/90) 

Albert Leo Clark
(11/28/1987)

Arthur E. Crawford
(November 8, 2002- Age 87)

Edith M. Crow Broom
(2/16/1986-Age 70)

Lois Davis Demerest

Vivian Dawson Buhlman

Genevieve Dawson Neuville
(2000)

Russell Dodds

Ethel Engel Eddells

Woodrow Fitzpatrick
(2/3/1981-Age 66)

Glenn Garner
(1998)

Harold Good
(February 18,2006)

Abie Jane Kehoe Grooms

Doris Kennedy Stephens
(May 30,2002)

Barbara Lucas Jones

Arthur McCellan

Dorothy J. McGowan Lebzelter
(July 13, 2004)

Elwood Millard

Arthur Morrison(1997)

Carel Norris

Bernard H.Sargent
Died November 1988 at the age of 74
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John Sheik

Merle A. Smith

George "Haden" Smith
(October 22, 1962)

Wendell Thompson