"CHERISH IS THE WORD"

                                                                                                                                 

                                                  In loving memory of our WCHS Spartan Alumni 

                                                                                          

                                                                                                             Reunion Blessing

                               Dear  Classmates

                      We graciously thank you all for the gift of community as those of us  present from the

                      class of 1970 have been blessed to gather for our 50th reunion.

                      We are reminded that others from our class have not been able to join us for numerous

                      reasons, but we so appreciate our good memories from the past and the many WCHS

                      friendships that we have known over the years. It is a gift for us tonight to be able to be

                      with so many who were born at the same time and to appreciate and discuss the many

                      rapid social changes we have seen since our days during high school both good and bad.

                     

                      It is with gratitude that we celebrate our lives and accomplishments and we pray for the                                        gift of relationships because without relationships our blessings would be meaningless.

 

                     May our evening be about friendships, old and new, fun fellowship, and a reminder how                                          each of us need one another in ways that surprise.

                                                             Amen

            

                     

 

 

 

                       

 

 

                               

               

 

 

 

 

  

 

                   Joan Arnseson               -  05/20/2017          Daniel Manning               - 06/03/1988

                   Howard Bakes                                                     John Murphy                    -  10/27/2017

                   Meredith Clift                                                       Dominich Musulman

                   Robert Coretti                -  03/2018                  John Paul Norby                        

                   Steven Dragus               -  04/27/2017           Jeff Papple                        - 08/08/2013

                   Bill Evans                                                                Mike Parker                      - 2010

                   Mickey Foote                  - 12/24/2009            Don Pfeiffer                      - 11/1984

                   Dale Freeland                 -  02/17/1996           Deborah Pool                   - 04/2013  

                   Kathy Gates  Lombardi - 12/01/2018            Randy Reece                    - 05/05/2005 

                   Darrell Gentry                 - 10/08/2004             Bill Rowland

                   Susie Gordon                   -  2011                        Cherie Sheets                  -  1993

                   Jerry Gustavoson           -  06/10/2019           Dennis Skahill

                   Jerry Hayes                       - 12/24/2019            David Subia                      - 07/2019

                   Jill Hutchinson                                                       Susan Townson                                                    

                   Joyce Kelley Holbert      - 08/09/2019            Robert (Pat) Treister     - 11/21/2013                               Ed King                              - 04/12/2019            Kenneth Van Deventar     

                   Daniel Kirkiana                - 10/24/2006            Mike Wagner                   - 03/17/2014

                   Rebecca Long                                                        Terry Whitlock                 - 01/25/2009

                   Greg McFadden                                                     David Winter                   -  10/09/2016

                   Debbie Madden                                                     Pete Young                      -  03/25/1997

                   Jim Maldonado                - 11/09/2019           

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

                   

 

 

 

                   

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​                                                    THE EMPTY CHAIR

                                                                                             We gather here, a class once more to

                                                              reminisce,like years before

                                                              Upon the days and joys we knew

                                                              Before our school-age time was through

                                                              Yet, as we meet, with memories near

                                                              We think of those, always held dear- 

                                                             Our friends and classmates, passed away

                                                             To be with God, and enjoy their day.

 

                                                             They sit at desks, resting on clouds

                                                             Surrounded by angelic crowds

                                                             Where they shall be forevermore

                                                             The friends and schoolmates we adore

                                                             They'll be with us in every prayer

                                                             Until the day, we join them there

                                                             Within the walls of heaven's class

                                                             Where friendships formed shall always last.                

 

                                                             Until the hour, when we join again

                                                             An empty chair, we will maintain

                                                             In honor of the life-long bond 

                                                            We forged with those, now passed beyond

                                                            The friends with whom we learned life's truth

                                                            Whose bonds lasted far from our youth

                                                            And shall remain forever near 

                                                            When we gather, from year to year.

                                                                                                                         Author unknown

            

                                            "In loving memory of our WCHS Alumni"