1958 Class Notes
Alfred Bamsey, ’58, 1164 Sunset, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, consults with churches doing strategic planning. He and his wife, Karen, are new grandparents to two Guatemalan children his eldest son has adopted.
Lynn Avery Beaty, ’58, 4082 Dawn Court, Boulder, CO 80304-0984, volunteers two days a week at Community Food Share and Volunteer Connection. She has traveled to China, Newfoundland, and Mexico.
Eugene Becker, ’58, 738 N. Pine River St., Ithaca, MI 48847, is a self-employed tax preparer. He and his wife, Gwen, have been married for 50 years. They travel to a small village in Nicaragua twice each year to help the residents develop educationally, economically, and spiritually. They have three children and 12 grandchildren.
Robert Bower, ’58, 2710 Glencroft Rd., Vienna, VA 22181, works in corporate development for Argon ST, Inc. Active with the Vienna Presbyterian Church, Robert has traveled extensively and taken several cruises. He is married to Joanne.
Kaye Schilling Brown, ’58, 17 Baker Rd., Marcellus, NY 13108, retired from Bourke Memorial Library at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY. Kaye is a volunteer clerk at Marcellus Free Library. She and her husband, Thomas Brown, ’57, have been married for 50 years. They spend six months every year in Michigan. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.
Frederick Cady, ’58, 7725 Perry Lake Rd., Clarkston, MI 48348, is a retired school superintendent after a 40-year career in public education. Frederick served 20 years in the Michigan Special Olympics as state board chairman and volunteer. He has also been a member of the Rotary Club. He has been married to his wife, Mary Jo, for 51 years and has five children and 21 grandchildren.
Marcia Helmkamp Carlson, ’58, 173 Bent Pine Hill, North Wales, PA 19454, retired as a teacher from the Arlington County (VA) School System. She is a member of the church council for Chalfont United Methodist Church. Marcia was vice chairman of the Herndon (VA) Board of Zoning Appeals. She and her husband, John, spend the winter months in Kissimmee, FL. They volunteer for Give Kids the World, a wish-granting organization.
Wayne Chapman, ’58, 315 Eaton St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, retired as a public school teacher and athletic coach after 36 years. He volunteers at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, and various church committees and activities. Wayne and his wife have traveled throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Great Britain. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, he is also a member of the Leila Arboretum Society of Battle Creek and Retired Teachers Association. He is an active hiker and avid gardener. He and his wife, Nancy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July 2008. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Shirley Goslow Corbin, ’58, 26930 Augusta Dr., Sun City, CA 92586, is a substitute organist. Shirley was also dean of the Riverside San Bernardino (CA) Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She is a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church. She earned a five-year pin as a Crime Watch volunteer. She has traveled to Germany and Poland for genealogical research.
Jean Wrisley Damman, ’58, 30823 Palmer Dr., Novi, MI 48377, is a former elementary school teacher and now helps with an after-school program in Florida. She also teaches Sunday school. Jean and her husband, Herbert, enjoy spending time with their family. They spend six months each year in Bonita Springs, FL. Their winter address is: 3430 Thornberry Lane, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
Judith Butler Davis, ’58, 32379 Hearthstone, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, is a homemaker and volunteer. She has been an election inspector and church membership ministries director. She has traveled to Brazil and Alaska. She is currently a regional White Cross coordinator. She is married to Edwin.
Sue Koepfgen Dempsey, ’58, 1323 Laurel View Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9411, retired in 1995 as an elementary vocal music teacher from Ann Arbor Public Schools. An active volunteer at First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Sue is a photographer for non-profit organizations in Ann Arbor and Petoskey. She is also a reading coach at Washtenaw Community College. She has traveled to Scotland and Japan. Sue was awarded a tuition scholarship to study in Hungary in 1976-77. Her first husband passed away in 2001. She was married to Gregory Czarnecki in 2007.
David Dinger, ’58, 1794 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, is a retired pediatrician. He was in private practice in Waterford for 32 years. David is a driver for two senior centers, Bloomfield Township and Birmingham. He is also a member of American Legion Post #339 in Bloomfield Hills. A Civil War re-enactor for Battery D First Michigan Light Artillery, he participates in living history events for schools and historic villages. He has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, and France. David and his wife, Sue Delbridge Dinger, ’59, have been married for 50 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Evelyn Gislason Durkee, ’58, 2416 23rd Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, is retired United Methodist clergy and a retired elementary school teacher. She has been a volunteer for several groups and organizations, and has taught English as a second language. She traveled to Germany, France, China, and Malaysia. She has two children and four grandchildren.
Margaret Ellis Egan, ’58, 30795 Shiawassee Rd. #8, Farmington, MI 48336, is retired from Comerica Bank. She spends the winter in Clearwater, FL.
John and Jean Magatti Fought, both ’58, 1112 Kalamazoo, Petoskey, MI 49770, are both retired. John was a partner in a CPA firm for 30 years. Board treasurer for NorthCentral Michigan College, he also serves as chair of the Petoskey Zoning Board of Appeals. John is a founding member of the Petoskey/Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and is also past president of the Little Traverse Conservancy. Jean is president of the Little Traverse Choral Society. She is a past moderator for Mackinaw Presbytery and past president of the Northern Michigan Hospital Auxiliary and the Petoskey Library board. They are members of First Presbyterian Church, where John is an elder and Jean is a deacon. They have traveled to Italy, Denmark, and Greece. They have been married for 50 years.
Betsy Sturm Gauss, ’58, 1042 Old Cutler Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898, is a volunteer with the Lake Wales Literacy Council. She also directs a tutoring program at Lake Wales United Methodist Church for kindergarten to second graders and teaches English as a second language. Betsy has taught GED classes for the Polk County East Area Adult School. A certified Orton-Gillingham tutor and tutor trainer through the Michigan Dyslexia Institute, she was a member of the Practitioners Task Force on Adults with Learning Disabilities for the state of Florida from 2006 to 2008. She and her husband, Allan, have taken several cruises. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.
David Haan, ’58, 18711 Appletree Lane, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1109, works for a major insurance company in the employee benefits business in Grand Rapids, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. He served as a church elder and as a board member of Spring Lake Presbyterian Housing Corporation. He and his wife, Diane, have two daughters, Dori Haan Couvreur, ’90, and Debra Haan Friggens, ’99. They also have three grandchildren.
Grace Baldwin Johnson, ’58, 207 Sioux Trail, Georgetown, KY 40324, restores antique dolls, working with the Georgetown Antique Mall.
Richard Johnson, ’58, 2214 Lanco Dr., N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504, has traveled to Tuscany, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Estonia, and Russia. He and his wife, Phyllis, also spend each January in Sarasota, FL.
Ron Keller, ’58, 3014 Lemon Terrace Dr., Wimauma, FL 33598, is an assistant pastor of the Ellenton (FL) United Methodist Church. A pastor in the United Methodist Church since 1956, he served nine different congregations before his retirement in 1998 and another five congregations since his retirement. He also served more than eight years on the West Michigan Conference staff. Ron and his wife, Patricia Reppert Keller, ’61, permanently moved from Michigan to Florida in 2005. They enjoyed traveling the United States in their motor home. They have been married for 50 years and have four children, including Bradley Keller, ’90, and Brent Keller, ’93. They also have seven grandchildren.
Margaret Burr Kidston, ’58, 47127 Beechcrest Dr., Plymouth, MI 48170-3406, retired from teaching in the Plymouth-Canton Public Schools and is now a docent for the Plymouth Historical Museum. She has traveled to Aruba and Nova Scotia. Margaret and her husband, Brian, have six grandchildren.
Noelle Decker Landin, ’58, 65 Moross Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, retired from Chase Bank. Active with the United Methodist Church, she is also treasurer of the Grosse Pointe Women’s Club. Noelle has traveled to the Baltic region, England, Scotland, and Israel. In February 2007 she and her husband, Jack, were part of the Detroit Conference Choir that sang at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City for the Charles Wesley 300th anniversary concert. Through her marriage to Jack, she acquired three daughters and eight grandchildren.
Richard Lawrence, ’58, 1951 47th St. #139, San Diego, CA 92102, is a retired Methodist clergyman whose ministry is committed to social justice. The part-time coordinator for San Diego Works for Better Health, Richard is also the honorary chairman of San Diego Affordable Housing Coalition. He is an adjunct faculty member at the San Diego campus of Springfield College and the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley. He was active in the civil rights movement and took an interracial group of students from Chicago Teachers College to participate in the Selma to Montgomery March. He has been involved in many community organizations in Chicago and San Diego. Richard was elected to two terms on the Lawrence (MA) City Council. He moved to San Diego in 1998. He and his wife, Nancy Tyning, have four children and three grandchildren.
Ila Sloan Leavy, ’58, 20491 WCR 44, La Salle, CO 80645, is a singer with the Greeley Chorale. She is also a caregiver for her husband, Frank, who has Parkinson’s disease. Ila traveled to Italy with her singing group in 2005. She also traveled to Philadelphia and Portland, OR.
Elinor “Ellie” Rickert Link, ’58, 530 Cambridge Way, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, is a retired dental hygienist. She teaches a Bible study and is involved with the PTA and the Junior League. She has traveled to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and the Caribbean Islands. Her husband, Oscar Link, ’55, is a retired dentist. They have four children and 11 grandchildren.
Bill Lipke, ’58, 161 Austin Dr., #17, Burlington, VT 05401, is a professor emeritus of art history at the University of Vermont. A Hospice volunteer for 13 years, he also volunteers for Meals on Wheels. He has traveled to Istanbul, Marrakech, Bilbao, and London. He sings in several groups. He also enjoys sailing in a Quickstep 21. He has two children and two grandchildren.
John Logan, ’58, 1960 Wentworth Dr., Canton, MI 48188, is a retired dentist. He practiced dentistry for 36 years in Ann Arbor and taught at a dental school for 15 years. John serves on two community boards. He is married to Diane.
John Lyday, ’58, 2917 Cathmar St., Burlington, IA 52601-1527, is retired. He and his wife, Marilyn, have taken several cruises, including one to Hawaii and one to the Mexican western coast.
Nancy Hollenback Martin, ’58, 4131 McCabe NE, Ada, MI 49301, is president of the Snow Babies of West Michigan Doll Study Club. Nancy is also active with the Mayflower Congregational Church, where she sings in the choir. She was chairman of A Grand Affair in Miniatures, a miniature show, for 10 years. She has traveled to Hawaii, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Spain, Majorca, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Nancy and her husband, David “Coby” Martin, Jr., ’56, have been married for 52 years. They have three children, including Pamela Martin Meier, ’80, and David Martin III, ’84. They also have six grandchildren, including Kathryn Meier, ’10.
Patricia Harris Metz, ’58, 28110 Tremonte Dr., New Hudson, MI 48165, is a school social worker and an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. Patricia is co-chair of the Michigan Association of School Social Workers Annual State Conference and vice chair of the Michigan chapter of the National Association of School Social Workers.
Kent Moorehead, ’58, 117 Blueberry Pond Dr., Brewster, MA 02631, is a retired United Methodist minister. He preaches in local churches throughout Cape Cod and Maine and lectures at community and church meetings. He is a volunteer at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. He was president of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Kent and his wife, Beth, have two sons.
Bud Morse, Jr., ’58, 12835 Sapphire Parkway, Holland, MI 49424, has been an Amsoil dealer for 30 years, selling synthetic lubricants. He is also a retired teacher, after having taught band for 25 years and math and driver’s education for 14 years. Bud was a tour guide for Kartchner Caverns State Park for five years. He has traveled to all 50 states, as well as to Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Mexico, China, and the Maritimes. He and his wife, Carol “Carrie” Zimmerman Morse, ’60, have been married for 49 years and have three children. They spend the winter months in Benson, AZ.
Marcia Smith Olson, ’58, 32823 Long Bow Court, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, is a former teacher. A volunteer at her church, she is also involved with AAUW. She and her husband, Robert, have been married for 50 years. They celebrated by taking a Mediterranean cruise with their family. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Bill and Judith Woodburne Pearce, both ’58, 4061 Shields Dr., Columbus, IN 47201, have been married for 50 years. Bill is a retired physician. He has received honorary degrees from Hillsdale College and Liberty University. Judith works at an athletic club.
Mildred Voss Price, ’58, 183 W. Soaring Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301, taught German and English for 33 years at the high school level in New Jersey. She retired to Prescott in 1996. A board member of Yavapai Symphony Association, she also volunteers at a care facility and an Alzheimer’s center. She is a member of Prescott United Methodist Church. Mildred has taken cruises to Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, the Panama Canal, Scandinavia, Russia, and South America. She is married to Bill.
Donald Priest, ’58, 11054 Botsford Lane, Petoskey, MI 49770, is a retired elementary school principal. He is a member of the Pickerel Crooked Lake board, which monitors water, land, and invasive species in and around Pickerel and Crooked Lake. He has been on several trips following in the steps of St. Paul to Greece, Turkey, and Italy. He visited Glenn Powell, ’58, in Australia in the fall. He and his wife, Marjory Burden Priest, ’57, have two children, Julia Priest Skelton, ’80, and Mark Priest, ’83. They also have two grandchildren.
Jan Walters Raison, ’58, 51167 Northview, Plymouth, MI 48170, has traveled to Russia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. She is a volunteer for the Plymouth Historical Museum. She is also active with FISH, which transports clients to medical and other necessary appointments. She is married to Richard.
Eve Patrick Russell, ’58, PO Box 18, Flat Rock, MI 48134, retired from teaching in 1991. She works with her church, First United Methodist Church of Flat Rock. She has produced and attended cat shows all over the country. Eve works with a local animal rescue group, as well as the Humane Society of Monroe County.
Robert Russell, ’58, 9335 N. Montgomery Blvd., Pentwater, MI 49449, retired from Ann Arbor Public Schools. A teacher for five years and a counselor for one year, Robert spent the remaining 31 years in administration. He also served as vice president of a transportation company for three years. He has traveled throughout the United States and Europe. He has also traveled to the Caribbean and Canada, and spent eight weeks camping in Alaska. He and his wife, Karin, enjoy the winter months in Clearwater, FL. He has three children and two stepsons.
Pat Durman Schwartz, ’58, 3812 Greenfield Court, Midland, MI 48642, stays busy with volunteer work, golf, and traveling. She took a trip to Ireland in 2007 to see the village where her maternal grandfather was raised. She has two children.
Wayne Scott, ’58, 1209 Cedarhill, East Lansing, MI 48823, is a special-education consultant and assists with in-service programs. This summer he and his son and daughter canoed and backpacked on Isle Royale. He is married to Barbara Reed Scott, ’60.
Ron Somers, ’58, 2999 Bravura Lake Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240, is a retired educator. CEO of Charyl Stockwell Academy, he is also board president for Grand Traverse Academy. He spends time in Northville and Sarasota, FL.
George Spanos, ’58, PO Box 370, Petoskey, MI 49770, is a semi-retired attorney. He is married to Lolita.
Anne “B.J.” Bjorncrantz Stableford, ’58, 608 Perry Creek Dr., Grand Blanc, MI 48439, is retired from teaching, retailing, and child care. She enjoys traveling to Bald Head Island, NC, with her sister. She has two children and three grandchildren.
V. Charlyne Deeg Stasiuk, ’58, 252 S. Lamotte St., Sandusky, MI 48471, retired from teaching in 1990. She works for Weight Watchers. Charlyne and her husband, Robert, have been married for 50 years. They have five grandchildren.
Thomas Stinson, ’58, 1742 Tisbury Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152-6919, retired in 2004 from the retail lumber business. He and his wife, Harriet, have eight grandchildren.
Janet VanWingen Taylor, ’58, 3250 O’Brien SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, is a homemaker. She is a tutor at an inner city school. She has traveled to parts of Europe by bike and on river cruises. She is active with the Methodist Church. She and her husband, Joseph Taylor, ’59, have four children and 10 grandchildren.
Joyce Manning Wells, ’58, 28539 Dino Circle, Chesterfield, MI 48047, retired in 2003 from L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, where she was the management information director. Active with Mount Clemens First United Methodist Church, she works with the youth club and is a member of the choir and bell choir.
Marjorie Sours Willadsen, ’58, 2804 W. Rohmann, West Peoria, IL 61604, retired from banking. She volunteers at a local hospital and at a food pantry. She took an Elderhostel trip to study Mozart. She traveled to Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg.
Anne Palermo Wilson, ’58, 13131 Old Sheridan St., Southwest Ranches, FL 33330, is a retired educator. She is a member of St. Mark’s Women’s Club, an outreach program, and a book club. She was a past president of the PTO and the Hialeah Junior Women’s Club. Anne was named Teacher of the Year for Miami Lakes Middle School. She has traveled to Ireland and Italy. She has six grandchildren.
Virginia Adams Wilson, ’58, 4010 48th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105, retired after 30 years as an educator with Seattle Public Schools. She has been on the board of an adult day care facility for 15 years. Ginny has traveled to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, China, Thailand, Japan, Greece, New Zealand, and Australia. She also took a cruise to the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. She was married to John Wilson in 2003. She has three children and four grandchildren.