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Lakeview High School - Class of 1965 - 45th Class Reunion

Following the class reunion, teacher Carl Jensen sent a touching thank-you card to the entire class with this note...

"It was really great of all of you to pitch in together to put on your 45th! It takes a lot of work to pull it off! So glad to see you again. It's been a long time since I've see a lot of you and to have some time to get filled on what's been happening. I told Janet (Taylor) that the classes that followed yours were not the same with drugs, etc. She said that your class didn't have any of that, maybe that's why your class turned out so well. Thanks again for the invitation and I'll look forward to the 50th!" Carl Jensen

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Northern Naturalist

Recently checking in with class database monitor Sam Lanham, was none other than outdoorsman Steve Senker.

Seems this naturalist/professor is often found teaching rugged outdoor sports to students in northern Michigan.

Steve Senker

In Her Own Words

View the cute Smilebox musical slide show by Charity Baker (click image above) to learn all about her Mini-Mini Reunion with (l-r) Toni Fletcher Grinnan, Liz Braund Raduazo, Janet Taylor LeFevre and Frank Cusmano plus much more!

Post-Reunion Reunion

Gathering in October for lunch at Clara's on the River were friends (l-r) Betty Vierya Howell, Jody Capron Owens, Judy Vande Vrede Warmington, Suzy Trepod and Julie Lewis Herman.

Long Way for Dinner

During an October cruise down the Rhine River, Sam & Jane Lanham met former exchange student Jake Mondt and his wife Martine for dinner in Amsterdam.

Pictured immediately right are Jake (left) and Sam (right). Below right are (l-r) Jane, Jake & Martine.

Gal Pals

Several gals enjoyed visiting with Californian Ruth Williamson Person at a luncheon hosted by Judy Vande Vrede Warmington in August.

Pictured below (l-r) are Judy Bouzan VanZanten, Betty Vierya Howell, Barb Cooper Eldridge, Jody Capron Owens, Ruth Williamson Person, Cathy Hoag Tillitson and Judy Vande Vrede Warmington.

Lakeview H.S. Gals

Found in Japan!

Japanese exchange student Takako Matsumura Nagano (below, second from left) sent greetings to the class via a letter to classmate Tom Sebo. Sebo located the school principal through a recent Japanese exchange student in California. If you would like to contact Takako, please drop us a note and we will put you in touch.

Oasis for Two

Ron Torres and Sara Buchanan Torres (left) recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on the new Oasis of the Seas. The Oasis, which accommodates more than 6100 guests, is currently the largest cruise ship in the world. Sara says, "It is extremely high-tech and was the easiest ship to board and debark from that we have ever been on... truly an amazing ship... never felt ANY movement. The couple visited Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.


Tom Sebo (far left) and his wife Cheryl played "California Tour Guides" for former exchange student Jake Mondt (far right) of The Netherlands and his wife Martine. The four toured several locations on the west coast before the Mondts headed to Michigan for a visit with Joanna Grant and an open house.

Classmate Greetings from
Harry and Marilee Utter (right).

Battle Creek Open House

Joanna Grant hosted an open house during Memorial Day weekend to honor exchange student Jacob Mondt from The Netherlands.

Friends Luncheon

Pat Denny-Diget hosted several gals for lunch in May to celebrate a hometown visit from Vicki Baumann Stoeckley.

Gathered (L-R) are Lori Viviano Cason, Betty Vieyra Howell, Pat Denny-Diget, Deanna Shaffer Pratt, Vicki Baumann Stoeckley, Joanna Grant and Sandy Wassenar Phillips.

Lakeview High School Gals

Atlanta Mini

Atlanta area classmates enjoyed a mini-reunion cookout hosted by Sam Lanham and Jackie Trato Edwards in May.

Pictured (L-R) are Glenn (Butch) Fry, Sam Lanham, Jackie Trato Edwards, Paula Bowker, Dorothy Orlosky Fry and Dennis Beach.

The Boys

Mickey's World

Mid-April found "The Boys" (pictured left L-R: Mike Stacy, Sam Lanham and Jim [Bill] Tiller) enjoying Walt Disney World in Florida with their spouses. You'll find lots more photos of this expedition on both Sam's and Mike's Facebook pages.

More than 70 of us are staying in touch via our private Facebook "Group" page and would love to have additional classmates join us!

The Boys & Spouses

Goofy Creations

Some of us have worn many hats through the years. But one of the most unusual and certainly "fun" occupations has to be Mike Stacy's current gig (see right) at Walt Disney World's Goofy Candy Company, where Stacy trains youth from around the globe in the production of spectacular treats.

Sunshine Lunch

Shelly Kirkland Brown (left) and Deanna Shaffer Pratt (right) were the first to contribute a photo for the new decade! The two occasionally meet for lunch in Florida to catch up.

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Class of 1965, Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, Michigan