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

pictures biography

Annette Holst's senior picture

[December 24, 2002]
Annette Ruth (Holst) Arnold-Boyd
E-mail: r2d2@easystreet.com
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's recent picture

Linda (Walsh) Mouat

E-mail: linmouat@home.com


Marital Status: Married (32.5 years)
Children: 1 son, 1 daughter-in-law, and 3 grandsons!
Occupation: Freelance writer and columnist for a cyber-publication
Comment: I went to school at Pleasant Hill from 2nd grade through mid-10th grade. I'm hoping to eventually link up with the friends I knew then. My graduating class would have been 1964. Many of the kids 2 years behind and ahead of me were also my friends.

favorite teacher

teacher JoAnn Bridges' picture from 1964

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

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