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M. Sydney Larsen (Post-Heald )
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October 17, 1943 Murray UT semi retired -- Recreational Therapist Married 2
50 Years  is a long time ago.  Life is Good

Have been a professor at U of U, then off to the private world where I worked with a psychiatrist and also had my own consuslting business. Now have a few agencies, and am a nomad beween our home in Mesquite Nevada, Salt Lake City, and Polson Montana.
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Pamela Cram (Lee)
May 11, 1944 Moxee WA Retired Widowed 4
This is going to be an awesome reunion.

After graduation, family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where on my first Sunday at Church I ran into three high school classmates from East.  Later on I ran in J.B, Stewart while he was on his mission there.  Coming home we traveled through Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.  We were the last commercial flight to fly over Vietnam before the war really broke out.  Came back to states and went to the U of Utah for two years.  Then moved to Bellevue, WA where I had my first child, the moved to Lake Oswego, Or, got divorced and re-married and had three more children.  Worked at various jobs, the most interesting was secreetary to the 747 Fuel System engineers when it was being built in 1966.  Lived in Gladstone, Oregon for 34 years.  My husband died in 2004 and I lost a son to suicide in 2008 due PTDS after being in Iraz and Afghanistan for 6 years and then he re-upped for a 7th.  That is when I moved to Moxee where I live with my daughter and her family and five of my grandkids, which is wonderful. 

Most of my life has been spent as a mother and wife and I wouldn't change for a single thing.

The most important thing I have learned from my life is to be sure and tell those you love that  you love them every chance you get, because you never know when you might not see them again. 
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Neal D. Maxfield
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December 01, 1943 Salt Lake City UT Business Professor Married 7
Aloha to all of you. I am enjoying teaching at Utah Valley University in the Woodbury School of Business. Retirement is still a few years away. Having good health is a blessing. I look forward to our 50-year reunion and being with you. I remember when my mother had her 50-year reunion and asking her if very many were still alive. She said, "Sure, a lot of people came." My perspective has changed over the years and realize we are a lot younger than our age sounds. Almost 90% of our class has survived the past 50 years. Come and join the celebration. Send Neal D. a MessageSend Neal D. a Message
Berta Clegg (Richins)
April 29, 1944 So Ogdne domestic engineer/housewife Married 2

Alma & I have celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on June 16th 2011..
We have two children  .. 10 grandchildren & 11 great grand children..
I look forward to seeing all who come to the East High 50th reunion...

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Lynn Kimball (Backman)
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March 19, 1944 Draper UT Retired Graphic Designer Married 3
 
The day after graduation I went to Jackson Hole and worked for the summer as a waitress. I went to the University of Utah and had a great time. I was a cheerleader for two years and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. I worked three nights a week as I waitressed at the Balsom Embers all through school. Each summer I went someplace different to work. I worked in Hawaii for two summers as a waitress and after graduation I worked on Martha's Vineyard before going to Europe with my East High girlfriends. We had a blast driving around in our $400 Opal Sadan. It made it for the three months that we traveled.

When I returned I married Brent Jones who was a year ahead of us at East. In 1972 we moved to Kansas City and raised our three children there for 18 years, then moved to Des Moines, Iowa for 10 years.

I was a Graphic Designer all those years and had my own business. When we moved to Iowa I went to work for Meredith Corporation. It was my dream job. I designed Direct Mail promoting Better Homes and Gardens and 17 other national magaziners and when I returned to Salt Lake I became self employed again and built up a successful base of clients.

When we returned to Salt Lake in 1997 and were thrilled to be home. Unfortunately Brent died in January of 1999. I figured I would travel from one child to the next for the remainder of my life. Then one day Jim Backman called and asked me out. We will have been married 10 years this December. Life is sooo good. We travel a lot, golf, travel from one child to the next and enjoy our condo in Midway and our 25 grandchildren. You just never know what life will bring.
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James Smyth
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July 10, 1944 Saint George UT Retired Married 6
My wife Mignon and I spent the majority of my working career in Idaho and there raised our six children. I retired at the end of 2009 from BYU-Idaho, after 31 total years of delightful employment; the final 20 years of that time I served as Administrative Vice President. After having survived 31 hard winters, we elected to move to Saint George to enjoy a warmer climate in the years ahead. I am looking forward to the reunion and becoming reacquainted with many of you.
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Robert Buehler
Bountiful UT Retired Married 3
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Terry Jensen
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Jim Derrick
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June 07, 1944 Salt Lake City UT Manager Married 7

          I was hoping to wait until I could write my “last” chapter before submitting this report to you. However, it was not an option afforded me. What is there to say? I am an old man! Notwithstanding, Karen and I are still trying to have children. We are aiming for thirty seven. We are coaxing our three sons and four daughters to contribute a just few more. We discovered the joy of family!
          About me? Retirement is on hold for now until my bride qualifies for Social Security benefits; a legacy of robbing the cradle forty-one years ago. Until then I will continue the ritual drive to Jordan Commons. When Larry Miller promised me “never a dull day” I didn’t realize how accurate his commitment would be. Managing property and working on special projects for the Miller Group of Companies has been a fulfilling way to complete my business career.
         Perhaps, I am getting ahead of myself. Undoubtedly you want to know what this survivor did with these fresh fifty years. Good question! All the Sisyphusic days since high school graduation are finally making sense and are not so futile. Age had a way of changing my perspective and the value of trials. So, here is my report.
         My education at the University of Utah was interrupted by thirty months of church service in the Southern Far-East Mission. Upon arrival at the mission home I was told I would be spending my time learning Cantonese and teaching the people of Hong Kong (the other possible options were English in the Philippians and Mandarin in Taiwan). The influence of this LDS Church mission continues to define who I am today; one who frequents any Chinatown or Cantonese restaurant that can be found. In addition, every Oriental I pass is scrutinized as to which Far-Eastern country they originate with the hope that I can shock one with a Chinese greeting or two. (Can you imagine the embarrassment of saying hello in Cantonese to a Korean?)
          Upon returning home I reenrolled at the University. Cantonese skills earned me a call from the CIA. I was invited to join them after graduation. (I never gave it a second thought.) My schooling was interrupted again as I found the compelling need (our generation knows what that means) to enlist in the military. Again, using some Chinese credentials I qualified for the Army’s Intelligence Branch. There I was trained with the “Super Spooks” (never sure why they were nickname this or what they actually did) to be an image interpreter (regarding aerial surveillance) and an interrogator of POWs (I was Mutt and the other guy was Jeff). True to military protocol, training and application never intersected.
          After five years of studying at the U, I graduated with an engineering degree. My résumé lists employment in various capacities and businesses commencing with Kennecott Copper Corporation and Western Steel Company. Later, I formed a manufacturing and contracting business which operated in the states of Utah, California and Washington. Upon selling this business I became a consulting engineer. This work ended with a consulting position in remediating a uranium millsite in Monticello, Utah (the commute was a killer). After this Larry Miller invited me into his office and offered me an unspecified job with an undefined salary (it was his unconventional way of doing business).
          I am mostly famous in life for marrying Karen Guymon, a native of San Francisco. Wherever I am introduced I hear the words, “Oh, you are Karen’s husband!” (I never thought that this was the way I would be recognized as a celebrity!)  In 1976 we built a home in a new subdivision in the Avenues of Salt Lake. Aside from the mission, my feet have forever remained within our old East High School boundaries.
          A lifetime of daily challenges hasn’t been easy. I often wondered where this struggling would lead me. But now, looking back these many years, I have realized much happiness. Oh, there are many things I would have done differently, given the chance again. But, I am satisfied with the results. Yet, inasmuch as there are surely more rocks left to roll, I would have preferred having you wait a little longer for this report so I could include them in my final chapter. I am still hopeful that this last piece will explain how I used my vast wealth to bailout our federal government and would include something about my involvement in that world peace thing. As I recall, they were both on my 1962 To Do list. I have probably put those things off long enough and should really start to focus on getting them off my bucket list. 
           Now you now have my Fifty Year report. Please don’t think I will be doing this again in 2062 just for the sake of including that final chapter. Yet, it could be done! That’s why I have that posterity. Let’s see what they have to write for my obituary. Oooh, I can hardly wait to read it! 
 
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Susan Seward (Anderson)
July 16, 1944 Cedar Hills UT Retired Married 8
 After graduating from East, I attended BYU (Go Cougars!) where I sang with Women's Chorus for three years. Upon marrying Bob Anderson, a California boy, on May 28, 1965, my adventures began. We have been blessed with eight wonderful children, four boys and four girls, and twenty-five beautiful and brilliant grandchildren. My family has been my greatest blessing.

We have lived in Provo, Salt Lake, Riverside, California, St. Louis, Missouri, and ended up in Turlock, California for 34 years where my husband was a Spanish professor at California State University Stanislaus. I worked for several years teaching disabled adults through Modesto Jr. College and United Cerebral Palsy. We moved to Cedar Hills, Utah in 2002 after we retired.

We have been able to travel throughout the world: North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Central America, South America, Northern Africa, and Asia. Some of the highlights include living in Madrid, Spain for 2 years and Mexico for eight months as a result of my husband's work. From September 2006 to August 2007 we had an opportunity to teach English in China for a year through the BYU China Teacher Program . In addition, we recently returned from an 18 month mission to Guatemala, the most life changing experience that I have ever had.

I enjoy traveling, teaching, reading, riding ATV's, fishing, attending BYU basketball and football games, and doing genealogy. Life has been good.

 

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