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Linda Ushio (Inouye)
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ESL Teacher Married 5
Thank you Gorm and Reunion Committee for the hours of work and energy and enthusiasm expended to make this gathering possible!

To my friends and classmates, I have enjoyed reading your bios and catching up on the last 50 years of your lives, all the while remembering the happy times we spent together at Granite.

After graduating from the "U" with a degree in elementary education, I taught for three years in Utah, then moved to the D.C. area with my new husband and sweetheart, Ron Inouye.  I taught school for one year in McLean, Virginia.  Ron graduated from law aschool and we moved to New York for what I was promised would not be more than three years.  Forty-two years, five children and eleven grandchildren later we are still here.  But, now I love it!  Our children are grown and are far flung (along with our grandchildren), but each is doing well.  Ron still practices law in Manhattan and I returned to teaching when the children were grown.  I teach ESL at an elementary school in the suburbs where we live.  We have been active in our church and community and have made friends from all over the world.  Life is good!

Can hardly wait to see you all again.
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Mike Isbell
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Other than a ten year adventure in the Real Estate field I spent my entire career in the Graphic Arts business (printing). Starting as an apprentice pressman and ending as the President and owner of a major printer in the Intermountain west.  Along the way I was involved in Union politics and served as the President of Local 239 L.P.I.U.  and on the board of diretors of Printing Industries of Utah. Selling my business 11 years ago allowed me to retire early and I have never looked back. 

I married Toni Campbell in 1965 and we have five children. I girl and 4 boys. We lost our daughter in December to a sudden illness and we are still recovering from that.

It's been a good life and I was really lucky along the way. I got to do exactly what I wanted to do for my lifes work. It's hard to believe we are celebrating the 50th. Hello to all and good luck to all of you.

Mike



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Mary Jane Petersen (Jackson)
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Former teacher Married
Spouse: Dean Jackson   28 years

Runner: 10 years (32-42) 
       2nd overall woman St. Geo.Marathon  (once)
       3rd overall woman Des. News Marathon (once)

Rider/Horse:  22,000+ race miles on three main horses
    On one horse we go 50, 75, or 100 miles a day or 265/week...  2001 - 40 days - 2 horses - 2001 miles from St. Joseph, MO., to Virginia City , NV

EDENS BAY RUM - 2008 - Hall of Fame Horse (AERC) #33 horse of 11,000 - 8400 race miles, 3 pulls, handsome guy.

1990 Dodge Truck 328,746 miles retired January 2012 - like getting rid of one of my horses!  Truck's name was "Duke."

Occupation: BA, MEd, taught junior high kids 37 years and loved it

Enjoy:  travel, cooking, meeting, talking and eating w/GHS friends (& others), reading, and outside activities

My wish to you is health, a good bucket list, and many, many more years to play.

              
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Bill Jefferies
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December 15, 1943 Real Estate Development Talo-Land.com Married 6

50 years? Maybe 10 years, but for sure not 50. Life has been too good to me, according to my mother, she always believed I could do any errand or task she ever wanted or needed at any time! She was sure I never had a real job.

We have a family of 6 children and 13 grand children and 2 dogs, Served 2 yrs in the Gulf States Mission shortly after high school; came back home to live in the small town of Provo, attended both the "Y" and the "U" still can't decide!

Becki Sue, my wife and sweet heart, has been at my side with full support of every daredevil adventure I've ever wanted to do. Ridden the Baja 3 times and Central Mexico in the Sierra Madres 2 times all on off road morocycles and returned no worse for the wear, just a few broken things like knee, back, shoulder, foot, ribs, etc.

Have spent a lifetime of buying, selling and developing real estate, it has never felt like a job.

We live in a modest old, old home in Holladay and spend our time together with the grandkids, camping, biking, skiing, traveling and mostly having a lot of special times with each other. I can't retire when no one thinks I've ever worked, so I continue to do what I love, build and develop real estate projects, and my wife still puts up with me, I am so lucky!

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Joyce Clarke (Jensen)
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October 07, 1944 Accountant/Beautician/Genealogist www.ourancestorsweb.com Married 3
The years have flown by, and I too don’t know where they have gone... It seems like only a short time ago some of we “Farmers” on graduation night were getting on a bus and heading for the Colorado River. 
I’m the co-founder of the Jensen family having been married to Carl W. Jensen (1960 Jordan Beetdigger) for over 47 years. As of 2011 we have three wonderful children, 10 awesome grandchildren, and one precious great-granddaughter. 
As far as occupations go I have had many hats on ~ One girl-office/secretary while in high school; typist in yellow pages at telephone company; 1967 attended beauty school and opened my beauty shop in 1968 to now - still "clipping" along; 2004 opened a transport business with our son, Clarke, of which I keep the books; Genealogist for over 40 years... researched ours and other people's ancestors in The Netherlands.  In between all these jobs I have been my husbands caregiver. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1967 and has been confined to a wheelchair for several years.  Then for eight years (combined) I cared for my Mom and Mother-in-law in our home.  We have not allowed Carl’s wheelchair confinement to stop us from traveling, having been to Europe, Australia, and all over the USA. In fact, we were on the streets of New York the morning of 9/11/2001… which was certainly an experience we shall never forget! Our favorite trip was when we visited the homeland of our ancestors, The Netherlands. We also have been on cruises and I found that a cruise is the easiest way to travel with someone wheelchair bound.
I’m looking forward to visiting with all our classmates at our reunion Aug 18, 2012... hope to see you then!   
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Sallee Kelsch (Jessop)
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General Manager/Shirlyns Natural Foods shirlyns.com Widowed 9

Wow! Fifty years who could believe it.  So much has transpired through the years.  Lets see:
     I married my childhood sweetheart, Shem Ianthus Jessop.    We have nine wonderful children, three girls and six boys, sixty one special, loving and fun grandchildren.  The bonus now comes in great grandchildren and we have  3 beautiful little cheribs.
     We lost two of the grandchildren in tragic accidents two years apart.  A boy 10 in 2004 and a girl 12 in 2006.  They were part of a batch of 9 new grand babies all in one year so it was hard in several way.
     Besides being Mom and Grandma which as you can guess has taken up quite a lot of time, I have been an avid  genealogist since the first year I was married. So I have been blessed to find a large sum of anacestors.   My research was mostly in Germany all these years and I was very blessed to go to Europe in 1998 for a whole month.  As blessings would have it I was dropped right in the middle of the very spot my ancestors came from with free lodging and meals for almost two weeks.  Boy, did I have a lark.  I felt like I was on a mission and what a thrill it was.  Then I went with two friends to Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, England and Scotland for the next two weeks.
     I worked at Fashion Cabinets for a number of years then ended up at Shirlyns Natural Foods nineteen years ago in August.  I have really enjoyed working with the beautiful people that come in there even seening a few of  my old school mates.
     My husband passed away last May 29.   He had cancer but it was actually a heart attack the took him having had by pass surgery the previous November.  Life will never be the same without him for sure.

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Karen Baker (Johnson)
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June 27, 1944 retired Married 5
 I have lived in Utah, Washington, California and Idaho.
I graduated from UofU.  During the last 50 years I have been busy volunteering at school, rearing 5 children, teaching piano, serving in leadership positions in church and local music organizations, attending  the activities of my fourteen grandchildren and trying to keep my sanity.
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Ray Johnson
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August 23, 1944 retired Married 2

Since graduating 50 years ago I  worked for the UTA.  An early retirement offer was proposed for qualified employees so after 28 years as a mechanic and supervisor I retired.  Since then I have worked for various other companies including the Salt Lake Olympic Committee.  I am now retired.  I married Ruth Ann Powell in 1972.  We have two daughters and six grandchildren.  Aside from traveling for the Olympic Committee most of my travel has been between Salt Lake and Idaho to our farm.
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Barbara Eddington (Jones)
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June 29, 1944 teacher Married 4
After graduating from the grand old G, I attended the
U of U, graduating with an English major, socoiology minor, and secondary education certificate. I married Win Jones (Olympus '61).  We have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.  I have been teaching language arts and reading at West Jordan Middle School for the past 15 years.  I love teaching and plan to retire after my 20th year.  Wish me luck! 

I love spending time with family and friends. I especially love hanging out with my grandchildren, joining in on family guitar and singing jam sessions (good times!),  golfing with Win, and curling up with a good book.  

I am looking forward to the reunion and catching up on the past... 50 years...yikes!  A big thanks to Gorm, Joyce, and all others who have worked so hard and diligently to make this reunion happen!  And, Gorm, I'm still a beta woman at heart
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David B Jones
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September 09, 1944 Fraud Agent, eBay, Inc. djones@ebay.com Committed Relationship 4
After being a Marine in Viet Nam, successfully completing an LDS mission to Central Germany, working for the government and moving all over the western United States, I am just happy to be alive for our 50th reunion. Send David B a MessageSend David B a Message
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