◼ District ◼ High School ◼ Elementary
The Class of 1965 will hold its 45th reunion
on August 7, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at Don Laird's residentce, 86147 Laird Lane, Pleasant Hill. The cost is $20 per person. The classes of 1964 and 1966 are welcome. For information, call 541 954-1581
[December 24, 2002]
Annette Ruth (Holst) Arnold-Boyd
12420 SW Tremont,
Portland, OR 97225
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Scott
Children Rebecca 1-7-84
Occupation: Episcopal priest; St. Luke's Episcopal Church/Iglesia de San Lucas, Vancouver, WA
Comments: With my family and church work I am an extremely busy person. For over 4 years now I have been doing Hispanic ministry at St. Luke's. I have no gift for languages, but out of sheer determination I am a strong intermediate and can communicate with anyone in Spanish. How people can change if they have the opportunity and want to. I am visually limited and came from a pretty dysfunctional family. However, thanks to an angel, the school nurse whom I never knew, I received a vocational rehab scholarship. I graduated from what is now WOU in music ed. and taught at Mt. Angel College, got an MA in music history, helped establish a music program on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in Southern Arizona. From there I went to Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, a major Episcopal seminary (M.Div) and was ordained a priest in 1978. I Married Scott, who is a fantastic husband. Daughter Rebecca 18 just completed her first semester at University of Portland in mechanical engineering [in 20002]. She's also a jet engine mechanic for the F-15 Engines through the Air National Guard, has completed about 80 college credits before entering UP, member of Civil Air Patrol, 5 years in Oregon Repertory Singers' Children's Choir and soloed in glider. School was incredibly boring for her so we home schooled her the last 6 years. Actually except for math, which her civil engineer dad turtored her in, she taught herself. She took a year of astronomy at age 14 and her term paper on black holes was published. We are a family with many diverse interests. Rebecca got me in to quilting when she took a quilting class at age 5 1/2. She got all of us in to Civil Air Patrol (I'm chaplain for her squadron) and we all got our ham radio licenses together. When I think about high school I think I would have been voted the person most likely to do nothing with their life. I gradually blossomed after high school. I was very shy and I had a pretty gross eye situation which didn't help. Much to my relief I had my left eye removed when I was 21. Immediately, people's reaction to me was very different. I now had joined humanity. Before, the eye was white with a blood vessel going through it. I had a partial cornea transplant before my senior year. Then it looked gray. Life has been good.
Linda (Walsh) Mouat
Marital Status: Married (32.5 years)
JoAnn Bridges was my favorite teacher. She taught English and Spanish. She commanded respect. Her classes were always well planned and interesting. Even though I had her during her first year of teaching, she was a most extraordinary teacher. She really cared about her students. We met again in the early 1980's by chance at St. Stephen's Episcopal church in Portland. We corresponded a little for many years.
Note from January 11, 2007: I received this note from JoAnn Bridges:
I noticed that some were wondering what happened to me. I am living in Palo Alto, CA, where I am working on my Ph.D. in psychology. For the last two years I lived in Portland, but moved back to Palo Alto in July to be closer to the The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where I will receive my degree. I believe that you're never too old to learn, and each person should attain their goals in life. I hope to become licensed when I finish and help others on their journey.
I have 3 wonderful children. The girls live in Portland, while Scott lives in Southern CA. I am blessed to have 4 marvelous grandchildren, ages 16, 12, 6, and 4.
I was touched by Annette's kind words and greatly amused by the description of me trying to get Miss Cash to tease her hair! I have many fond memories of my two years at Pleasant Hill. If anyone would like to contact me, they can at Ochangma@comcast.net. I'd like to keep in contact.
My best, Joanne Hitchcock Bridges