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Cesar Chavez
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Without finishing high school, I joined the Navy for two years when I was 17. I returned to the San Joaquin Valley in California with my wife Helen and was influenced by Catholic priest Father McDonnell, St. Francis, and Mahatma Gandhi. I became an organizer for the Community Service Organization (CSO) under Fred Ross. I learned a lot from Fred, but thought economic power was important so I moved toward unionization and formed the Natl Farmworkers Association with Dorlores Huerta. Later the AFL-CIO recognized us as the United Farmworkers. We began strikes against grape growers and encouraged boycotts by consumers. I appreciate the support many of you gave and also the efforts of Robert Kennedy and other national figures. After many ups and downs, we nonviolently gained better wages and conditions, but the struggles of agricultural and service workers continue. 
Bill Childress
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I joined the Air Force after high school and worked on radar equipment for B-52 airplanes.  I saw parts of the world I probably would not have otherwise seen:  Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas.  It was a great experience for me in many ways.  After the military I taught judo at a local college while attending night classes.  I became a general contractor and retired from a very successful career in 2005.  Along the way, I finished a masters degree, learned to ride horses, traveled extensively and completed some awesome back packing trips with my boys.  My lovely bride of 30 years, SallyB, and I have four great children and six grandchildren.  We live on a horse farm in Washington state just south of Olympia with all of our children and grandchildren around us. Among my fondest memories of Wheat Ridge High are the senior class play Arsenic and Old Lace and the frosty air of winter.

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Dan Ciesielski
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Bob Clark
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The legendary Man in Black strode in from the Western Slope, created a stir among a number of the ladies, and rode off into the night... It was great to see Mr. Clark!

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Donna Clark
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John Clark
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Mary Clay (Walmsley)
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I have lived in Louisiana since 1966 and still love it. After teaching for 33 years, I retired in January, 2002. My husband Hugh and I will celebrate our 33rd anniversary on Nov. 3, 2006.  He retired as Caddo Parish Finance Director in March 2002, after 30 years with the parish.  We enjoy traveling and have just returned from a trip to Alaska.  We have one son, Clay Brian, who graduated from the University of Alabama in 2000.  He currently lives here in Shreveport.  I have many fond high school memories. It is too hard to pick just one.  I am enjoying catching up with the class through this web site and would love to hear from old friends.

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Bob Clements
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I've been married for 36 years and have two children.  I've been involved in education most of my life and am presently a college professor teaching theatre at Cedarville University in Ohio.  My memories of WRHS primarly center around the theatre productions.  I learned a lot from those shows and the numerous fine people I worked with.  I do wish I could be there for the reunion but I'm right in the middle of directing a production here.

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Greg Clute
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Greg has been with Hawaiian Airlines since l987.  He started flying Dash 7's inter-island and later moved to the west coast--Los Angeles and finally Seattle-- flying L-1011 and DC-10's.  The last five years, he has returned to Honolulu flying DC-9's inter-island.  He has taken up model airplanes as a hobby.  Greg also takes his Christian faith seriously, and he plans to become a bush pilot in underdeveloped countries when he retires in two years.  He has been married 37 years to his college sweetheart, Ann.  We have one dear daughter, Neeli,  a special son in-law, and two precious grandchildren,  ages 1 and 5, who call us Nana and Papa.  Our state side home is Greg's birthplace in Lander, Wyoming which is at the foot of the Wind River Mountains. 

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Dianne Colburn
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Colette Coleman
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Doreen Coleman (Newcomb)
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Marty and I moved back to Colorado in 2008. We are living in a beautiful mountain community in the Wet Mountain Valley. Lots of changes including retirement and 2 grandchildren.

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George Coll
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I had a career as a county social worker and am now a full time artist.  Please go to georgecoll.com for updated artist information. 

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Vicki Collins (Bruno)
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Bob Combs
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My wife Raye and I now have six grandchildren with the the latest of twin boys born 9 weeks premature, now 18 months old. All doing well. Retired from phone company in 2001, pastored some, been to Russia and So Africa on short term mission trips teaching in Bible schools and churches. Work some for National Assessment of Educational Progress each year.
Remember the poster parties and after game dances and our great sports teams, especially gymnastics. Last data update: 2011
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Paul Constans
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Kay Convery
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Dianne Corbetta (Connolly)
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September, 2016
Hello, fella Farmers
I look forward to the upcoming reunion and reconnecting with many of our WRHS classmates.  As I said in my 2006 bio, “I’m always happy to be in a group where I am not the oldest person in the room.”
Retirement has turned out to be a pretty sweet deal for Steve and me.  Here are a few revelations I’ve experienced since hitting the mid-sixties:                                     
-Pro:  Medicare has been a pretty decent deal thus far.  Con:  The docs tend to write me off when I tell them my age.
-Pro:  Retirement is a great time to travel.  Con:  Traveling the way I like to travel now costs a bucket load more than it did when we were young.
-Pro: Reading the paper and sipping coffee in the morning uninterrupted is glorious.  Con: I just wish I could read the print even with magnifying glasses.
-Pro: Our two children are off the ‘pay roll’.  Con:  However it feels, at times, like they are still on the ‘pay roll.’  And, Steve wishes, many times, a day that I were off the ‘pay roll.’         
-Pro: Grand parenting is the best role ever!  Con:  Grandkids can be pretty expensive!
-Pro: It’s nice to sit and enjoy a leisurely dinner at a restaurant.  Con: Having to stand up again without bringing attention to myself.

Here’s my life in a nutshell…….
Marriage:
Steve and I have been married for 44 years—CU sweethearts.  I have convinced him that we continue to have a blissful relationship.  He bought it.  He still refers to himself as my ‘trophy husband.’  I don’t buy that.
Work:
Steve retired from the Gates Rubber Co. (Gates Corp.) as VP of their auto aftermarket.  My most enjoyable stint in the workforce was as coordinator/teacher of the Gifted and Talented Program at an elementary school in Arvada.  The students inspired me more than I inspired them! 
Family:
We have two grown children—both are married, happy, healthy, and self-sufficient. That makes for very happy parents. Our daughter has a handsome seven year old boy and an adorable two year old girl.  Our son has just become a new father…she’s a cutie, of course. They were both wise to stay in the Denver area making it easy for the gullible grandparents to be on the babysitting scene in a heartbeat.  Am I the only one who marvels at the energy young parents have—could that have been me at one time?   Where or where is that vital girl of yesteryear?  Now, it’s tough duty to tend to those young ones, but we love doing it even with the aches and pains of a maturing body.
Retirement:
Retirement has been a lively time for us.  I thought I’d go into withdrawal after the kids left the nest especially having been so involved in their school and sports activities, but it took no time at all to acclimate.  Our days are filled from morning to night with various and sundry activities.  And, yes, I do enjoy an evening glass of wine---especially on the deck in the summer. Mundane stuff but fun.   Traveling has also been a big part of our retired years. We have been fortunate to take advantage of many a fine vacation.  Hawaii is our favorite as well as a trip or two to watch the CU Buffs play away. I have a very blessed life for which I am very grateful.
Enough already!  Hope this finds you all as healthy and spirited as you were in high school.


September, 2006
•Graduated from CU (Go Buffs!) with a degree in Sociology. Lotta good that did me. Should have listened to my father and pursued a Business Degree.
•Worked many years as an Associate Buyer for Fashion Bar (anybody remember shopping at FB??) It disappeared a long time ago which is yet another indicator of my age.
•Been married to Steve for 34 years. I call it marital bliss—Steve’s not so inclined to agree. He often refers to himself as Dianne’s Trophy Husband.
•Our moves have been from Boulder to Arvada—don’t have much gypsy in our genes.
•Stayed home to be with 2 great kiddos. I guess they’re worth a mention since we’ve invested so much time and money in them. Maegen is 26, married, and a graduate from CSU (the turn coat!). Ryan recently turned 21 which was a five day celebration culminating in a family celebration in Hawaii. He’s currently a Junior at CU (I guess he wants to stay in the family will. Again, Go Buffs!)
•While Maegen and Ryan were still in school, I joined the work force as the coordinator and teacher for Gifted and Talented students at the elementary level. Those kids were light years ahead of me—not a great confidence booster I might add. I did have a kick working with these bright young minds even though they showed me up at every opportunity. I’m convinced to this day that one or more of my ex-students will be internationally acclaimed and famous and will credit me with his/her success.
•Most of my time was spent volunteering at the schools my children attended from elementary to high school. Steve continually argued that more money went out the door in my volunteer capacity than he was able to bring home.
•Now, much to Steve’s chagrin, I’m hanging around the house helping to plan high school reunions while listening to him grumble that he can’t yet retire. But, I have to keep the boy working so I can reap the benefit of traveling with him on business trips. I only pick the exotic spots, by the way. Who knows, now that I have access to all your out-of-state addresses, I may end up on your door step some day. We still enjoy a good day on the slopes (although I’m not so much a fan of cold, brutal weather—pretty selective in my old age.)
•REFLECTION: As I grow older, I realize gravity is not my friend!

I look forward to the reunion and being in a group where I’m not the oldest one in the room! I can’t wait to see you all.

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Jane Corey (Emerson)
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Married Arthur (Randy) Emerson in 1967. We met in Wyoming and lived in England for 2 years, courtesy of the Air Force. We then lived in Brunswick, Maine (Rands home town) for eight years, where we started raising our family. A job move (Fire Chief) in 1978 took us to Exeter, NH. I returned to college at night and received an AA degree in Art from the University of NH. I was able to develop and enjoy quilting, pen & ink, and watercolors while holding down a job (bookkeeping) and raising the family. Rand & I are blessed with three great kids and were able to help them all go to college. Amanda is a web designer for newsbank.com, Christina worked in marketing and human resources before becoming a full time mom, and David is the Director of a half-way house in Denver.
As we got older, the cold and damp seemed to settle in our bones, prompting a job search in the Denver area. We moved here in 1992, settling in Parker in 1994. Rand works for Pinnacol Assurance in Risk Control and I worked for Corey Electrical Engineering for 8 years as Office Manager and bookeeper. I am now semi-retired, with part-time bookkeeping clients and time to devote to my Quilting, antiques, artwork and family geneology...and playing with my granddaughter, Kendall.
I enjoyed Drama club and being in plays & musicals. Mr. Ellis was a favorite. I have kept up with Caroline Ibbison and Gail Vaseen, and would like to connect with others.

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