Share your contact information and what you've been up to the past 45 years.  If you have a photo of yourself, you can post it here. Your contact information will not be posted directly on the internet, but classmates can contact you through this site. Take a look and see who's here!

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Reta Gage
February 13, 1954 Divorced 2
Reta graduated from Heights in 1972.  Married a man in the military and traveled some.   She passed away in 1990 in a vehicle accident.  Buried at Kechi Cemetery.  Her two children, who were teenages when she passed, live in Wichita and she has four grandchildren.  Contributed by her sister Regina. Send Reta a MessageSend Reta a Message
David Grigware
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July 16, 1954 Helicopter Pilot Married 4
  I'm retired now, use to fly a news helicopter for a local TV station. I now fly part time for the Forestry Service. I didn't feel old until I found out about this 40 year reunion. Send David a MessageSend David a Message
Mike Gunter
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Entrepreneur www.DatabaseCity.com Married 2

Fellow Falcons (2012):

Aloha! Just an update.  Survived the Austin bar scene and now live on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Patti is now Medical Director of the Womens Center at the local hospital in this Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) town called Waimea (aka Kamuela).

I have 3 goats and 2 acres of paradise to "maintain".  Also working on a book and an invention to save the world...an ocean wave energy converter.  Would like to see you all at the reunion, but am not sure at this point. 

Aloha,  Brother Mike Gunter
 

Fellow Falcons (2007):


Life is a Long Song, as Ian Anderson wrote, and I can’t summarize it all, but I will try to capture the basics.  I left Wichita, graduated from KU, got married to Patti (a Wichita SE chick), went to grad school at UT and got degrees that made me look like a marine ecologist.  I was an environmental consultant for a decade in Houston, so while Patti went to med school, I worked around the US and helped assess the impact of  a great many industrial facilities and pipelines.  

 

Patti got her MD, became an OB/GYN, we moved to Austin, and she started making money.  So naturally I retired, learned to fly, and started working on my mechanical falcon.   Guess what? I did not succeed in that, so I started an Internet and Web Development company, Database City.  Been doing that for 14 years and I’m an accomplished database architect and IT problem solver.  My favorite client is Ray Troll, and you can buy a Troll T-Shirt on the e-commerce site we set up.  See www.TrollArt.com and click Buy Stuff.  

 

I work in an office above the entertainment district (Sixth Street) in Austin, Texas. I pass five  bars on the way to my car.  So now I am wrestling with the occupational hazard of “too much fun” which  is really --  looking back on it all and thinking about the span of 35 years since Heights,  and all the marshes I’ve waded though, and the friends who have passed, and serious stuff that goes on, and the people of the rat race – is really silly.   You can’t have too much fun!   So drop me a line and come have a drink.   

 

Against all odds, I’ve been married to Patti for 30 years, and we have a daughter 23, and a son 19.  They are great people and they have high school memories of their own, but not like mine!  You are in mine.   

 

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Mike Gunter
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June 23, 1954 Land Developer / Author www.levolution.com Married 2
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Coming to the reunion!  See you there.

 
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George Harpool
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Married 1

Since the website decided to deliete my first posting regarding what I'm doning now I'll keep it brief.

My wife and I have been married about 12 years and have a 10 year old daughter.  I've been told by several people on the reunion committee that their kids have kids my daughers age-like I haven't heard that before.

But everything in it's own time.  I travel pretty extensively in the Western U.S. for my job.  Not only do I still live in Wichita I also live in Bel-Aire.

For more you'll just have to wait until late September.

Regards!  


George

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John Heckmann
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October 04, 1954 Specialty Contractor Married 3
 I have done a lot of things (some would say too many!) in the 40 years since we left Heights. I sort of fell off the grid after our 20th reunion, and am anxious to reconnect at the reunion this fall.

I graduated from KU in '78.  I worked in EMS for a couple of years, then went to OCS and was in the Marine Corps for 6 years.  Five years with Marriott Hotels, bouncing around the NorthEast led me to the DC area where I met my second wife, to whom I have now been married for 20 wonderful years.

Ten years of Government contracting, and then eight years as a stay at home Dad. That evolved from caring for our two daughters to providing transportation and logistical support for three aging parents (my folks and my father -in-law). As my schedule freed up (we are now down to one parent, my father) I started my own company doing handyman work, and have now partnered with a friend doing that in his company.  (Thanks and Kudos to Ms. Mary Jabara for all that training doing set construction!).

We relocated from Northern Virginia to Charleston, SC five years ago, and absolutely love it.  Here in Charleston, we walk slow, talk slow, say hello to strangers and hold doors open for each other.  My son Bryce from my first marriage (now 30) moved to the area just over a year ago.  He worked with me for a while, and is establishing a Chiropractic Practice.  Mary and I have two beautiful daughters.  Maggie just started at the Universitry of South Carolina (Go Game Cocks!) and Katie is a Junior in High School.  After many successful years in sales, Mary transitioned two years ago to work in Financial Services with New York Life.  She continues to excel there, and loves helping people protect their future.

I had looked for information about a reunion this year, and was afraid I had missed it.  I am excited to have been "found", and look forward to seeing all of you in October.
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Ramona Roberts (Hinde)
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February 13, 1954 Administrative Assistant Butler Communtity College Single Again 4

Here I am. Living in Cassoday taking care of my dad since 2008. My 4 children have given me 5 grandchildren, with the oldest graduating from high school this past May. I can't believe it has been 40 years. 

After my divorce in 1997, I remained in Garden City until 2003. I moved to Cassoday to take care of my mother who had a massive stroke in 98' until August of 2005. Moved back to Garden City to be close to my children/grandchildren whom where still there. After my mom passed in 2007, I moved back to Cassoday to help my dad, he is now 92 yrs young. And I am still here.

Work in the Financial Aid department of Butler Community College in El Dorado.

I have been living life with my family and friends, through deaths and divorce, good times and bad. I like to drink, party and laugh. Looking forward to seeing people from the Class of 1972, holy cow that seems ancient!

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Krystal Thompson (Hutfles)
August 07, 1954 Program Manager Married 1
We have moved back to the area after living in Northwest Kansas for 12 years and now live in Derby.  I am working for a small manufacturing company as a Program Manager overseeing a major aircraft structure assembly. Send Krystal a MessageSend Krystal a Message
Billie Hemel (Jackson)
November 02, 1954 retired from medical records Married 2
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Richard E. Joslin (James)
U.S. Marine Corps Retired (Safety/QC Officer) Married 3
I will have to deferr the photo thing for a later date. Some body call me... Richard Send Richard  E. a MessageSend Richard E. a Message
Milan Kerr
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August 27, 1954 Semi Retired. Married 3
 I have 3 sons.  4 granddaughters, 3 grandsons. Send Milan a MessageSend Milan a Message
Carol Denny (Khol)
January 22, 1954 Married 8
     I met my husband, Rick, on the Navajo reservation where I was working as a Para-educator.  We got married -July 14, 1973 - does that make me the longest married of our class? We lived in the jungles of Ecuador for 16 years doing what some call "community development".  We have 8 sons, including two adopted.  They have brought us through times of pride - awards, scholarships, honors, prestigious jobs (Navy SEAL, FBI analyst), but they have also taken us through difficult times - jail, debts, rejection of God, divorce, disabilities.  God has been faithful through it all.
     We have 4 grandchildren.
     After my kids were in school I went back to WSU & 3 degrees later I continue to love teaching at Horace Mann. 
I teach gifted kids Science and Social Studies in Spanish.
     I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion!     
    
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Carol Denny (Khol)
January 22, 1954 teacher Married 8
After spending 16 years in the rainforest of Ecuador, my husband & I returned to Wichita. We've now been here since 1992. I currently teach gifted kids. As proof that my husband and I are now suffering from senility, we decided we were too bored and needed more to fill our time now that our 8 sons are grown. We decided we could foster kids! What were we thinking!? Some of our own sons have impressive careers that would "wow" you, but some, who are just as wonderful, range from homeless to (Praise the Lord!) currently out of jail. I, like Paul in the Bible, have learned to live with a lot or with a little. Most of my social life in high school was outside of school, so not very many people remember me, but I enjoyed those years and unlike some, don't have bitter memories. I look forward to reunions, even though I don't understand why they let so many OLD PEOPLE come!  (I'M only about 27!)
 
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Chris Lawson
Musician Married
Yes, I plan to attend in Sept. I work on cruise ships
occaisionally (right now, till April 1), so am a little hard to reach but
please email me anytime.

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Drew Leslie
Heavy Equipment Operator & Foreman Married
No kids but lots of toys! Married to the same woman since 1980. Amazing. After 22 years we found a newer house with a lot more room. Still playing in the dirt at work or in my Jeep. I also build stained glass windows and hope to start sand blasting glass sometime this year. It's a hobby but I would like to turn it in to a money maker as I'm about wore out from digging basements. GO SHOCKERS Send Drew a MessageSend Drew a Message
Shelly Martin (Martin-Dobbins)
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Activity Director/SSD, Via-Christi HOPE Married 3
Where to begin. I'll work backwards... Had career change and got re-married in 2006. Now in senior services and love the change. Married to my best friend, Tom, and love that too. In sales and support of computers for over 16 yrs. Met nice people and got to travel. Grand Cayman, Europe, Mexico. Did the "mom" gig (and loved it!) for 20 yrs. My kids are the best...son 31, in CO., 2 daughters in Wichita. No grandkids yet. Life is GOOD! I am blessed and very thankful.

I haven't been to a reunion since the 10th. This should be very interesting.
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Shelly Martin (Martin-Dobbins)
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January 03, 1954 semi-retired Married 3
Since the last reunion, I have semi-retired. The 3 kids are all married, and now I have 2 grandchildren- the joys of my life. Over the last 2 years I have been trying to convince myself that I am almost 60, SIXTY!! Married 6 yrs to my best friend. Love to garden, sew, cook, make jewelry, and love those babies!
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Jan Keller (McGonigle)
Quality Control Divorced 1
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PATSY Mackey (MITCHELL)
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Realtor www.patsymitchell.com Married 2
Memories of the way we were.....Boy have things changed. It seems like a life time ago that I left Kansas at the semester of our Junior year and moved to San Francisco. Stayed there for a while and then on to Virginia, finished high school, then up to Philadelphia, Boston, New York, (earned degree in Early Childhood Development while here), and Newport, Rhode Island (what a fabulous place). All this vacation was compliments of Uncle Sam thru my husband of 37 years. Came back to Kansas, did the Mom thing. The past 10 years, Realtor with JP Weigand, Executive Officer for the Butler County Board of Realtors, and serving on 2 state boards for the Kansas Association of Realtors. I have 4 wonderful Grandchildren, that live near by, LIFE IS GOOD, looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send PATSY a MessageSend PATSY a Message
Carol Myers
March 31, 1954 Single
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