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07/31/12 08:30 AM #6    

LaDonna Houtz (Rawlings)

You have probably noticed that Don Robertson's obit was in The Daily Herald today, July 31, 2012.  I didn't know him well but was in a class with him when a teacher thought he had plagiarized part of a theme.  Instead of being offended Don felt honored that he had written so well that the teacher thought someone else had written it. 

09/03/12 07:19 PM #7    

Dan Whiting

Hello Robert:  My name is Susie Whiting and I was married to Danny Whiting.  I wish to write a biography of Danny's life as a Christmas Gift for my children this coming December.  I wish to include in it any memories his friends/classmates have of him.

I'm not certain how to go about getting in touch with the people that knew him when he was young  Any help you might be able to give me would be so very much appreciated.

Thank you

Susie Whiting



05/19/15 08:17 AM #8    


Bruce Clawson

Bob, the last address I had for Tom Breihholt was: 1909 Green Wave Court Las Vegas Nevada 89134-5232.

Wish we could be there but like Jim said "It is what it is"


Brucee Clawson

10/26/15 07:37 AM #9    

LaDonna Houtz (Rawlings)

Melanee Mitchell Meldrum and Karl Schemensky, who died within a couple of weeks of each other this month, grew up across the street from each other and were close childhood friends.  At Melanee's funeral, her daughter mentioned that Melanee was somewhat of a tomboy and liked to play with the boys, including Karl.


02/02/16 12:36 PM #10    

Richard Allen White

My name is Allen White and I lived on the corner just south of the old high school. I graduated from Provo Hi in June of 1960. I remember our Senior Class Picture was taken on the steps of the old Tabernacle. Am I right? The old Tabernacle has since been transformed into an LDS temple.

Also, I wanted to pick all your memories. Just down the street lived another member of the class of 1960. I don't remember his name. I was invited to his birthday party with other members of the class. Only his mother was there with him and me and about 2 other students. 

Another item I was wondering about and picking your memories was a young man who was from Viet Nam going to BYU or Provo Hi. He was in an apartment across the street from me. His father was French and his mother was Viet Namese. I asked him why his father had sent him to BYU Provo to go to school. He said his father had an admiration of the people there. I have since become acquainted with a  person who left Viet Nam about 1945 or 1946. I was wondering if anyone beside me remembers him or knows what happened to him.

02/03/16 05:06 PM #11    

Patti Murphy (Florence)


Hi Richard Allen White:

After reading your post, I thought I would email you what I remember.  We did graduate in the Provo Tabernacle now known as the Provo City Center Temple.  However, we did have our photo taken across the street on those stairs of I believe it is the city/county building.  Anyway, it is a great photo and I still have it.

I do not remember the fellow you describe from Viet Nam.  I do wish that youwould have attended our recent reunion.  It was great and so fun to catch up with old classmates.  Hope that you can come in the future.  Robert Valentine is doing a great job of keeping us all informed about each other.  Provo was a fabulous town to grow up in and still is today.

Thanks for the email and wishing you well.

Bulldogs Forever,

Patti Murphy Florence

02/04/16 12:47 PM #12    

John L. Johansen

Thank U Patti. I too remember our photo and have my copy. I do not remember going to the city, county building for the class picture. I need to re look at it.

04/13/16 10:11 PM #13    

Dorothy Paramore (Deaver)

Hi my friend, 

Could I get a copy of the class photo taken across from the tabernacle.  I did not remember we did that.  Let me know and I can swing by your house and pick it up. 

Love you. 



04/14/16 08:23 AM #14    


Bruce Clawson

I have a copy also but I thought it was taken on the steps of the tabernacle.

04/14/16 09:17 AM #15    


Bruce Clawson

I just looked at the picture and it was at the court house. The graduation exercises were at the tabernacle according to me records but I'M GETTING OLDER AND I CAN'T REMEMBER EVERYUTHING  just as it really was.  The story goes: a senior couple went to the doctor for their physical and the doctor gave them a clean bill of health except he suggested they carry with them a note pad so they could remember.  That night she asked him to get her a bowl of ice cream.  He said he would and she told him to write it down so he could remember.  He said "I can remember you want a bowl of ice cream".  As he started for the fridge she said "put some strawberries on it please" and write it down like the doctor suggested". he said " you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.  I don't need to write it down"..  She then asked him to put whipped cream on it and write it down.  He said "you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream on it.  She  thanked him and twenty minutes later he gave her a plate of bacon and eggs.  She sat there for a minute and then asked him where the toast was. CAN MOST OF YOU RELATE TO  THIS STORY?

05/15/17 06:53 PM #16    

David Murdock


Happy Birthday  to all the Gemini's I am aware of. Wayne Jon and Robert and any one else i have forgotten      

Dave Murdock 



05/16/17 08:04 AM #17    


Robert Y Valentine

Yikes, I am Taurus/Gemini, really screwed up on the cusp.  Bob Valenitne

05/17/17 09:32 AM #18    

LaDonna Houtz (Rawlings)

You must have the blessings of both signs.  I'm a proud Gemini.

12/19/17 09:24 PM #19    


Bruce Clawson

Michael Bruce was my neighbor in the Litchfield Subdivision just north of Provo High.  He graduated from Orem High in 1960. All the time we knew each other I didn't know he was born in San Diego.  So was I!  Lyman Tracy lived just to the south of me and was a close friend to my uncle who lived with us after my grand parevnts died.  As I recall he played the ukelele with my uncle and two others and they sang on the radio as a quartet.

12/20/17 08:35 AM #20    


Bruce Clawson

With so many of our classmates passing, I realize time is drawing near, so I thought I might share a message to all  who might see it.  It is called The Train.  I'm sure many have heard it but it is a great reminder of life.

                                                              The Train

At birth we boarded a train and met our parents, and we belieevee they will always travel by our side.  As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.  However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.  Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum.  Some, however, will will go so unnoticed that that we don't realize they vacated their seats.  This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.  Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.  So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.  It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leav our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

Have a joyful journey everyone.


Bruce Clawson

12/09/18 07:12 PM #21    


Bruce Clawson

Correction to luncheon with Fred Orme.  It was in Brick Oven in St. George last month. Fred was a good man and I'm sure he will be missed.  He was and auditor for American Stores ( Skaggs Drug ) for most of his carrer, where I worked for 36 years Condolences to the family.

10/26/19 11:10 AM #22    


Bruce Clawson

So sorry to hear of  Glade Perry's passing.  He was a childhood friend and my best man when I married Jeanie Chase in 1961.  He will  be missed.

05/03/20 07:20 PM #23    


Bruce Clawson

Bob it probably wwouldn't be a bad idea to postpone the reunion until 2021 except for the fact that we might loose more classmates by then. Are we getting OLD or what? Passing seems to be the new normal with our group huh? Wow they are dropping off quick and the issue is we never know when huh? Hope to see you whenever.

Bruce Clawson



05/04/20 04:50 PM #24    


Jim Griffiths

I became acquainted with Dennis Alger when we began attending Dixon Jr. High School around 1954. Dennis was a truly unique individual. When you got to know him, he was probably one of the funniest people you'd ever meet, from the way he acted to the way he walked, he was a classic. As I mentioned in a post that I sent to Bob Valentine, Dennis may have been most well known for his association with Keith's Lunch in downtown Provo. Keith was Dennis' dad. I'm not sure how many plates of hash Dennis, and his older brother David, served up, but it was probably in the thousands. Dennis was a true and loyal friend all through those years at Dixon Jr. High and Provo High. The thing I remember most about Dennis was whenever he would greet you, he had this funny, quirkey, kind of twitch whenever he would say your name. It was truly unique to Dennis!  I lost contact with Dennis after high school. My next association came in 1988. My dad had suffered a stroke in early February and his ministering bishop just happened to be Dennis Alger. He was a true blessing to our family - kind, gentle, humble, and sincere almost to a fault. My dad died July 1st, and Dennis was there bringing peace and comfort to our family, especially my mother. Dennis Alger is a keeper and I will eternally cherish my friendship with him.



06/15/20 01:17 PM #25    


Byron K Nelson

Dear Robert,


Thank you for changing my password,  As I stated before in my Email, I will not be able to come

to the 2020 reunion this year, I have some personal problems with my family, Enjoy and WOW

60 years.!!!!!








12/13/20 01:42 PM #26    


Bruce Clawson

December 13, 2020


Dear Classmates of 1960, 

Jeanie and I had 39 years together before her passing, in January 2000.  We had four children, three daughters and one son.  Our oldest daughter passed away near her 15th birthday, December 1979.  Our next daughter has four children, three grandchildren and two more on the way. Our next daughter has three children, one grandchild and another on the way. Both of our daughters live within a mile of me.  Our son lives in the Chicago area and has four children, none of which are old enough to be married. So all together, I have three children, nine grandchildren , four great grandchildren and three more on the way.

LuAnn and I have been married 20 years this next July.  She was a widow for twelve years before our marriage. She was raised in Heber City, Utah. She has five children, twenty four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren, most of which were born during our marriage. Altogether, we have eight children, 35 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and three more on the way.  Needless to say we keep busy.

With the present conditions of the Pandemic we are not sure about any gatherings in the near future.  Hopefully the syrum will help quickly. Keep healthy!!! 

Warmest wishes to all, and Have a Merry Christmas.


Bruce Clawson

04/03/21 08:43 PM #27    


Bruce Clawson

Thanks Bob.  Getting older and balder if you can believe that.  We too are fully vaccinated finally.  We both got covid in December, very light cases, no doctor or hospital thankfully.  Will be in Utah 1st of August for delayed sister's funeral then visiting family.  for a week.  Our first out of the house in a year!! Looking forward the the trip.

04/03/21 08:49 PM #28    


Bruce Clawson

P.S. LuAnn and I have been married 20 years this July.  She has 24 grandchildren and 9 great grands.  I have 11 grandchildren and 4 greats and 3 on the way this May, June, and July.  We are all doing well.


Bruce Clawson

07/10/21 03:59 PM #29    


Sherlene Harmon (Berry)

So sorry, cannot make the reunion but hope you all have a great time!!



09/01/23 04:18 PM #30    


Bruce Clawson

Bob, Voltaren 2 pk is also available at  Costco for $39.99, $11.77 more expensive than Amazon.  Good to  hear from you periodically. 

Bruce Clawson

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