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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 45.4%


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WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Alaska
7 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
15 live in California
20 live in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
9 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
5 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
2 live in Iowa
277 live in Kansas
2 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
5 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
18 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
3 live in New Mexico
2 live in North Carolina
19 live in Oklahoma
7 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Tennessee
35 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
6 live in Virginia
9 live in Washington
3 live in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
1 lives in Costa Rica
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Japan
65 location unknown
108 are deceased

North High School
Class Of 1965

Yet another loss suffered by one of our classmates has happened.  Betty Benedick, mother of classmate Ron Benedick, passed away at the age of 94 on July 14.   As happens with our mothers, many of you may have grown up knowing Betty Benedick.  I'm sharing her obituary here.  Please keep Ron and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Betty Benedick

Benedick, Annie Elizabeth "Bettie" 94, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, in Wichita, KS. Bettie was born December 14, 1922, the fifth of seven children in Ogden, Utah to Sylvanus James and Sarah Jane Bevan. She and her husband, Glenn were married in 1942 in Ogden and, after living in various places, they located in Wichita in 1947. Their nearly 60 years of marriage, was blessed with six children, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Bettie was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, and five siblings. She is survived by her six children, Jane (Bob) Knight of Wichita, Ron (Toni) Benedick of Lawrence, Ann (Jim) Osborn of Wichita, Susie (Rod) Olsen of Manhattan, Ken (Joyce) Benedick of Beloit, Robert (Mimi) Benedick of Manhattan; brother, G. Robert Bevan of Ogden, Utah. She was president of Wichita Women's Symphony Association. In 1979, Bettie presented the concept for Wichita's First Symphony Showhouse and served as its co-chair for that event. She served on the board of trustees for the American Cancer Society for 12 years. Bettie was president of PTA at McLean Elementary, Marshall Jr. High and North High. She was also president of Twentieth Century Club as well as First United Methodist Women. She was named one of Wichita's 10 Best Dressed Women in 1963. Bettie's life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21, at First United Methodist Church which was designed by her late husband, Glenn. Graveside Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Kensington Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church or HopeNet, Inc. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Broadway Mortuary.

Although some time has passed, you should be aware that classmate, Gary Taylor, lost his sister last month.  Janet Ruth Cranmer passed away on June 15 and many of you may have known her also in school!  I'm sharing her obituary....

Cranmer, Janet Ruth October 30, 1948 June 15, 2017. Age 68, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on June 15, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Betty Lou (Ezell) and Mike F. Taylor. Janet is survived by her son, Jay Cranmer of Palmer Lake, CO; daughter, Laura Cranmer of Centennial, CO; and brothers, Stan (Ruth) Taylor of Eugene, OR and Gary (Susan) Taylor of Lincoln, MA. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at Greenwood Community Church, 5600 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by check to Craig Hospital C/O the Janet Cranmer Memorial Fund, 3425 Clarkson St., Englewood, CO, 80121 or online at: craighospital.org/foundation/research#donateresearch. Please designate the funds to go to the Janet Cranmer Memorial Fund in the "This Gift is in Honor, Memory or Support" comment box. Full obituary at www.OlingerChapelHill.com

Losing one's mother leaves a feeling of such sadness that it is hard to find words fitting.   Two of our classmates  recently suffered the loss of their mother's.  Mike Brook's mother, Marjorie, passed away at the age of 96 on June 18.  Kent Steward's mother, Faith, passed away on July 12 at the age of 94.  What long lifes they lived!  

I'm sharing both obituarites below.  Please consider reaching out to our friends with your offers of thoughts and prayers. 

Marjorie Brooks

Brooks, Marjorie A. "Marge" Age 96, retired USD 259 food service manager, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, with the family present to receive friends from 6-8 p.m at the Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway. (Parking from Market St.) Services will follow at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Woodland United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Maurie (Carl) Sanders of Wichita, KS; sons, Mike Brooks of Norco, CA, and Randy Brooks of Shingletown, CA; daughter-in-law, Susan Brooks of Anderson, CA; grandchildren, Erin Brooks, Molly (Ajmal Burhanzoi) Sanders, and Sadie Sanders. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and daughter-in-law, Dodie Brooks. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Woodland United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 15th St. N., Wichita, KS 67203 and Botanica, 701 N. Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203. To sign a guestbook or leave a condolence for the family, go to www.cochranmortuary.com

Faith Steward

FAITH C. STEWARD of Overland Park, Kansas, died July 12, 2017, of natural causes.  She was 94.  Faith was loved by family and friends.  She was a retired RN at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.  Faith retired as House Supervisor.  She was a graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing.

Faith loved family, her church, travel, reading, and art.  She spent more than 30 years as a docent at the Wichita Art Museum.  Faith especially loved leading tours for children.  She hoped to infect those young patrons with her passion for art.  She had a special way of connecting the art to something personal to the kids.

Faith was born on a farm near Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Charles and Carrie Wright.  Her family moved when she was a young girl to central Iowa.  She grew up in that area, settling in Marshalltown where she eventually met Robert Steward, her future husband.  Robert preceded Faith in death in 2008.  Faith married Robert in 1941 and soon followed her husband to a number of Army Air Corp bases as he trained for his role in World War II.  They eventually settled in Wichita in 1952.  Faith loved her name as she was indeed a woman of faith.  She was a follower of Jesus Christ and shared her belief through both words and actions.  She attended a number of churches over the decades and was always very active, being especially involved with children’s activities and missions.

Faith is survived by four sons: Marty Steward of Wichita, Kent (Deb) Steward of Hays, Craig (Vickie) Steward of Wichita, and David (Lois) Steward of Overland Park; seven grandchildren: Jake, Kat, Josh, Zach, Jamie, Alana, and Brian; and four great-grandchildren:  Finnegan, Evelyn, Rook, and Gabriella.

Vernon Ted Lamb, our Art Teacher at North High recently passed away on July 10.  Many have fond memories and may want to visit the guest book to express condolences....

MANHATTAN-Lamb, Vernon Ted 96, died July 10, 2017. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Manhattan. Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home has charge.

NORTH HIGH SISTERS PARTY!    

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6 pm

Sherry Rice Duperier's home

2564 N Greenleaf Ct, Wichita, 67226

rsvp:  Sherry Rice Duperier  or text/call 316-841-4947

          Sharon Powell Quincy or text/call 316-993-6655

Enjoy a relaxing evening catching up with your North High Girlfriends over appetizers, drinks, and treats at Sherry's home.  We hope this early notice will make it possible for some of our out-of-town classmates also to join us for a visit preceding our October 7 70th Birthday Party / 52nd High School Reunion!

Come casual to Sherry's, and re-acquaint with your old locker buddies, Douglas Dragging Girlfriends, the girl who sat across from you in Latin, and perhaps someone who looked twice at YOUR boyfriend!  Yes, we can share laughs and confidences about those years long ago!  But, we cherish news about our lives since then!   Consider this our summer get-together!  No fuss, no worries, just come by to say HI!

 

 

It's around the corner - yours, mine, and ours.....

A 70th Birthday Party *

& North High's 2nd Annual All-School Reunion**

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Castle Inn Riverside      1155 N River Boulevard

6-11 pm

$15 pp 

rsvp:  Sharon Powell Quincy 

call or text 316 993-6655

brought to you by our mutual 70th year, the hospitality of Terry and Paula Lowry, and the dedication of your very own Reunion Committee!  it's been 52 years since our graduation from Wichita High School North! and it's time to celebrate again those years we shared!  

* Watch for news here soon of Friday and Saturday schedule of events at North High during the same weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 6 & 7.   Pep Assembly, Football Game, Open House, Hall of Fame Inductions

** Some have already reached their 70th Birthday, some are still looking ahead to it.....so, we simply choose this as our SYMBOLIC 70th Birthday Year!  

 

 

 

NOTE:  Special News About Our Classmates Needs to be Shared!  Please send a note to Sharon Powell Quincy with details!  We want to share the good news!  

52nd Reunion Class of 1965

Mini-Reunion

Class of 1965

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Details shortly!  

Reserve the Entire Weekend for Our 52nd Reunion 

&

The 2nd Annual North High All-School Reunion Weekend!

October 1, 2016 - Saturday! 
Save this date on your Calendar for OUR Class of 1965's 51st MINI-REUNION! 
 
It is the same weekend as the "1st Annual North High Reunion Weekend", a full-school reunion that includes several activities on Friday and Saturday. And, it just so happens that several classes from North are holding reunions that weekend, also! 
 
1962 - Annual Birthday Weekend
1961 - 55th Class Reunion
1966 - 50th Class Reunion! 
 
More details to follow as we wind up Winter and head into Spring! So there will be a lot of things going on that weekend. And a lot of friends and perhaps family members to visit with at the same time!
 

"Red Carpet" Interviews were filmed as a fun & optional element as classmates arrived for our 50th Reunion Dinner/Dance, Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Bonnie Bing, Classmate, used her wonderful interviewing skills to ask just the right questions!  Joel Nollette, owner/operator of Get Reel Productions, and husband of classmate, Linda Stone Nollette, pulled it together on this video for all to see.  Sit back and catch your classmates once again as you reflect back on the reunion!  

Click on the link provided here to view the video for the 50th Reunion Red Carpet Interviews

50th Reunion Red Carpet Interviews

 

 

 

 

WHAT A REUNION!!!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING IN THE WEEKEND !

It 's difficult to find words describing the outpouring of love and gratitude felt by us all at our reunion.  

True, some details weren't perfect, Friday Night was pretty darn loud on old ears, speakers weren't aimed right for some of Saturday Night, text reminders had schedule mistakes, stick-on name badges ran out, printed name badges were small.....but here's what did happen......

The Pre-Mixer at Castle Inn Riverside was magical - like all things castle!

The weather could not have been more perfect!

200 classmates & friends hugged & visited at length!

The music was great fun - The Benders and Elvis!

Check out the Photo Gallery (link on the left) for pics posted!

 

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS

Phil Durand  7/29
Gary S. Shreve  7/30
Steve J Dirks  8/1
Robert Gene Jaeger  8/2
Allen E Lofland  8/4
James E Baker  8/10
James Lee Jemmerson  8/16
Kenneth R. Cowles  8/25