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Aileen Dopp (Gruendel)
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Clinical Psychologist www.drsgruendel.com Married 1

To my great surprise, I am still in Grand Island, Nebraska. My husband grew up outside of Chicago, and we met in graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  We went to Grand Island where he was the first director of the Community Mental Health Center 36 years ago  We planned to stay for 2-4 years and then move back to the "big city". Instead, we both felt settled in this small, comfortable community where we had our son. It has been a good community in which to raise our child. Unfortunately, we gave him lots of opportunity to travel this country, and now he is quite comfortable living in Tokyo with his wife and working for Ernst & Young there. It has been fun to travel there to visit them.

 

David & I left the Mental Health Center after four years and opened a private practice here. We are still practicing in our own office, and we continue to enjoy working with the people who come to us. You can see what we are doing professionally on our website (drsgruendel.com).  We have no plans to retire, but do take more time to pursue our interests, including sailing, biking, traveling, and spending wonderful times with our friends who have become extended family for us. Nancy (Crummett) Kalodner and I have maintained a close friendship in spite of the distance between us. Nancy was my witness at our wedding, and we have traveled quite a bit to visit over the years. It is a pleasure to be able to get together with her at this reunion and share the more recent memories as well as reminiscences of high school and beyond.

David and I are very active here.  David is the Treasurer of our Medical Center Board of Directors and I am President of the NET Radio Foundation Board of Directors.  Net Radio is  the npr affiliate in Nebraska.  We have other committments to organizations that we find worthwhile.

 

Life has been good, and we look forward to more years of our good fortune in spite of the frailties of aging that inevitably come.

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Raymond Haguewood
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I retired as a pressman in the print shop of JCCC spring of 2000. My wife, Patricia, and I have been married 46 years. We have 3 children, Eugene, Jimmy, and Patience and seven grandchildren. I still work part time at JCCC on the campus grounds. Look forward to bowling 3 times a week and can be seen actively participating at the Overland Park Presbyterian Church. I enjoy keeping up with the Chiefs football games. Send Raymond a MessageSend Raymond a Message
Sharon Hide (Hamil)
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retired teacher/volunteer Married 2
HIDE, SHARON (James R. Hamil, class of 54)
OCCUPATION:  Retired educator, volunteer.
SPOUSE'S OCCUPATION:  Artist...mainly watercolor. Jim has won many awards for his work.  The painting of SM on the cover is an  example of his work.  He offers Watercolor Workshops here in KC and in other states.
CHILDREN:  Alex and Andy (my stepsons)
COMMENTS:  Life has been quite an experience.  I'm glad that my family and I moved to Prairie Village when I started my freshman year. My experiences at Shawnee Mission helped build a foundation which has served me well.  I taught 24 years and worked 9 years in adm/supervision for SM and  worked on the state and national levels in middle level and social studies education.    Working for the state board of education,  I helped write the state's social studies standards, then did educational consulting and college teaching.  Jim and I worked together on a book (Return to Kansas).  It contains over 100 of Jim's paintings and my text.   We've done other projects during our 30 years together and have given lots of talks about watercolor and our travels.  Jim does painting demonstrations in schools...many in SM.  My volunteer work has included fund raising for the Shawnee Indian Mission as a member of the Kansas Historical Society Board, fund raising for the Johnson County Library Foundation Board, work with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education Board, the Rehabilitation Institute Auxiliary Board.   For 15 years I worked with Potpourri, a not for profit literary magazine which five of us started.  Over 50 people volunteered to keep it going for that long.  We did writing workshops and other sessions and had writers from all over the world.  I'm an elder at Second Presbyterian church, a member of a garden club, a book club, a study group at church and PEO.
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Bob Hamlett
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At a young age, I was fortunate for the opportunity to travel and see most of the world as a Flight engineer and Loadmaster in the Air Force. Later, I met my wife Teresa, a graduate of St.Teresa’s Academy, class of 66. We have been married for 37 years and have one daughter, Tracy, and three grandchildren. I had owned and operated a commercial building contracting business (Epic Masonry Inc.) for 34 years before venturing into something new and exciting. In 1991, we obtained an U.S. Patent on a product that produced national and international sales; (Paradise Palms Inc.) then obtained licensed dealers in San Francisco and Kobe Japan. In 2000, I received a second U.S. Patent, and started the third company called Porta-Cell Inc. The safety apparatus is designed for Prisons and Military use. The Justice Department is currently evaluating the prototype in Virginia. Some of my past community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the KC Golden Gloves Association and as a Shawnee Reserve Police Officer. Teresa and I presently reside in western Shawnee, and that new lounge chair is starting to look really good. It has been a great ride, and I wish you all well.  Now Photo: On the left, is Air Force Col. Eddie L Hubbard. SM Class of 56, Vietnam POW. Send Bob a MessageSend Bob a Message
Betsy Lyon (Hamm)
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Retired Teacher and Assistant Principal Divorced 3
Hi Guys,  First off, let me show you the best phone no. possible.  785-271-1957,  How 'bout that?  After leaving SM, I went to Ku and became a Tri Delta.  Thanks heavens I had earned the Watkins scholarship to pay those "high"college expenses---which seem ultra cheap now.  I got married and had 3 beautiful girls, who, in turn, have given me 7 terrific grandchildren.  Aren't grandkids neat.  I taught middle school and high school Engllish many years until I had to go on disability in '93.  At that point my bones started breaking spontaneously but continuously.  I broke over 40 bones in a 12 year period.  Then a "miracle" drug came out, and I'm a "normal" human being again.  That may be questionable!  I am so, so anxious to see you folks.  Are there any Westwoodites out there would like to get together?  You have my phone no.  Let's kick up our heals like we used to after games.  Remember dancing on the top of parking lots on the Plaza and soaping the fountains?  See ya' soon.     Bets                 (Betsy Lyon Hamm) Send Betsy a MessageSend Betsy a Message
Patricia Hanlon (Hammond)
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After reading all the biogs. and noting the titles: Professors, University VP's, Physicians, Authors, etc. I thought I would tell everyone that I was a Nobel Prize Winner!! I did win a significant amount in the 1-6-07 Lottery. Not millions, but I sure didn't turn down the money. In reviewing the facts of my past, I realized there must be others like myself, who have only 1 1/2 yrs of college with two degrees..MrS and MtH. I married Bob Hammond, and we have one son David Scott, who is a Firefighter/Master Driver/EMT. We have one grandson Brandon who is in his second year of college. I took the easy way out and went into the family business Hanlon Chem. Co., Inc./Container Supply. We ran the So. CA office for eight years, then moved back to KC. We sold our half of the business and retired. I still have a trampoline, that is rotting in storage somewhere, but I do not have a chimpanzee anymore. I enjoy: sewing, reading, traveling, hot fudge sundaes, and camping. Would you believe I also enjoy mountain climbing, motorcycle racing, marathons, and brain surgery? Well...Maybe not all of them, I hate camping !! If you truly believe this NOW picture is me, you need your eyes examined..... I only wish. Send Patricia a MessageSend Patricia a Message
Richard Hampton
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Happily married since 1963 to the girl I met at the stoplight @ 47th and Main....also thanks to Brian Bolton who remembered her phone number three weeks later. We have three kids, all living out of town.......grandma doesn't like it. Our son is in Pagosa Springs Colorado and four grandchildren, and we have two daughters and one grandson in North Carolina. Most of my career was in the grocery business, both in sales and management. Originally with General Mills, and for 21 years with Beatrice Foods. I traveled internationally for Beatrice Hunt Wesson managing sales to the Military up until the company was sold to ConAgra Foods. I finished my Career in the sales department of Harcros Chemicals in Kansas City (the old Thompson Hayward Chemical Co). My good friend Carl Segraves introduced me to the Chemical Business after Beatrice Foods days and for years I worked with other classmates from the class of "56" ...Dennis Payne, and Phil Loncar. Kathie and I, and our animals, now travel in our RV to visit our kids and grandkids a couple of times each year. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you next year. Send Richard a MessageSend Richard a Message
william harsh
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What a great event this will be. I remember so many of you and mourn the long list of classmates gone. I will try to figure out how to put in a picture because I do look marvelous! Ha! Best to all.  Bill Send william a MessageSend william a Message
Warren Haskin
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Entrepreneur/Author/Public Speaker www.HelpPeople.com, www.thePIEdiet.com Married 2

It has been an exciting 50 years!   :)  

For the past 40, I've been an entrepreneur having a hand in creating new industries .... started the first suite hotel in the nation in 1974 and trained the founders of Residence Inns and Embassy Suites prior to their openings.... to revolutionizing human behavioral training programs for my own companies and major US firms, to public speaking, to writing books. 

Retirement is out of the question...my professional baseball career that I dreamed of at S-M has been postponed, but is still on my "goals list" as soon as my company, Help People, Inc,  expands internationally.  :)

I've been married to Sherry for 39 years now, have two daughters, one here in Austin, and the other in Lawrence, Ks., seven grandkids, and one great granddaughter. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 12 and have lived a blessed life, not counting a few bumps and bruises along the way! :)

I think we all need to be giving a standing "flick your bic" ovation to those of you who are putting together the reunion, and who have done such an outstanding job on the web site.  You guys get my vote for  "who's going to accomplish the most in adult life". 

Look forward to seeing each of you!!












 

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Dale Hedrick
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Marriage and Family Counseling Married
I remember most of the faces in our class. High School was a fun time for me. Then I went on to KU. My wife and I are headed towards 38 years of marriage. We have one daughter and three sons. When we were married, I was V.P. in charge of manufacturing for the Green Jewelry Company, then located in downtown Kansas City. This is the company which made all the athletic and scholastic awards which Bob Deane, Warren Haskins, Elbo, and other jocks and egg heads (who got all the girls) wore on their letter sweaters. I didn't get any awards, as they didn't give them out for Eighth Hour, which is where I went after school most afternoons. I also didn't get any girls, which is why I was still around to marry Cindy, who is a looker and absolutely darling in every way! I retired early, because I am so smart. (Wrong.) I developed a condition known as spasmodic dysphonia. That means I have permanent laryngitis. Some of my friends say that it was a blessing from God! It is not serious, only irritating. It caused me some problems, particularly on the phone. I was a partner in a natural gas pipeline company, and decided to sell out and enjoy life, as I was frustrated by how hard normal communication over the telephone was for me. I tell you this story, as what I am doing now, is probably the last thing anyone would guess. I do Marriage and Family Counseling at a mega church called James River Assembly, located just south of Springfield in Ozark, MO. I volunteer there, and do between 100-150 couples or families per year. But to be honest, I really like retirement much better than work or service, as I enjoy spending my time with Cindy. We love going out on Table Rock Lake in our boat, when the rest of you leave town after the weekend. We tie ourselves to the boat with a line, turn the music up loud, and float until we are good and ready. Some days that is a long time! Hope to see you all at the reunion!
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