WCHS Class of 1965 50th Reunion on September 12th, 2015
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West Carrollton High School
Class of 1965 Website
We still get together on Thursday Night at El Rancho Grande on Alex Rd, West Carrollton, at 5 pm You are welcome to join us!
Memorials - Updated January 23rd, 2023
Sadly, we lost another classmate, Judie (Hammonds) Kell, on January 17, 2023. We previously lost: Wilson "Bill" Kuhn on August 19th, 2022, and Jack Mooney on June 9th, 2022. Claudia (Avery) Furay on March 28th, 2022. Susan "Shaw" Enslen Nickel, on December 11th, 2021. Keith Shaffer on July 23, 2021; Richard Maurice passed on July 17th, 2021; Chuck Poland passed on 01/21/2021; and Lloyd Cooper passed on November 17th, 2020. Larry Schenk on April 8th, and Jim Trost on March 29, 2020. Steve Mehaffie passed on January 28th, 2020. Tom Steuer on December 17th, 2019. Donald Rice on July 11, 2019, and Linda Johnson Zimmer on May 8, 2018.
I'm sorry to report that John Strahan passed April 21st, 2021, in a Columbus Hospice. He was 96 yrs and seriously sick with cancer. I liked Mr. Strahan, as many of us did. He always made us feel welcome and encouraged us to do our best. His last message to me was that he liked our class website and wanted to contribute some money to its preservation.
* I know sometimes I'm late posting a death notice. Sometimes, I have to work through the grief of losing another friend. I'm sorry for the delays.
September 12th, 2015
The 50th Class reunion was held on September 12th, 2015, and was a huge success! After 18 months of planning, working on the little details, meeting at DLM, developing our letters, printing, making up the mailings, numerous mass emails, classmate address searches, updates to our mailing list, site selection, and contracts, the list seems endless. Still, the entire crew pitched in and did what they could. It could not have happened without the dedicated crew.
We have added all of the pictures to our Photo Album page. If you have taken some you wish to share, please send them to me (joe@theweBB.net), and I will get them included.
We had a lovely Memorial tribute to our classmates that have passed and multiple tables of 1965 Memorabilia. Murl Huffman, Dean Pond, Ron Bingamon, and Dave Cooper all gave humorous comments. Lloyd Cooper brought up some old signed underwear for a huge laugh. Joe Gavin gave a poignant look back over 50 years of things we did, saw, lived through, or emphatically denied we ever did. (Well, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!) He touched on highlights that seemed to be well-received (Full Text). Steve Shade acted as the MC for the night and kept things going smoothly.
We have created a Memorials page for our classmates that have passed away. If you know of anyone that we have not included, please send us the information, and we will put them on the Memorials page. Please see the Memorials page for the latest information.
We have also created a Where's Waldo page as a central place to post information on classmates we can't locate. So again, if you have information on the missing classmates, please let us know!
Keep watching the Events and Calendar tabs for time and place for upcoming gatherings. You are welcome to join us at El Rancho Grande on Alex Rd at 5:30 pm on Thursday nights.