Dinner and dancing at the Chehalis Elks home Saturday evening highlighted the reunion of the Onalaska class of 1952-53. Sunday the old grads were guests at the Him Hamilton ranch at Onalaska for a picnic and swimming.
Arrangements for the reunion were made by Mrs. Dale Hadaller and Mrs. Gene Bazinet.
Buck Blankenship welcomed the former classmates and presented gifts to Mr. and Mrs. Dick White, the couple with the most children; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Jenkins, the youngest child, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Victory for traveling the longest distance.
Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Clark, Mr. and Mrs. John Clees, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Kenney Shoemaker (Barbara Miller) and Katherine Johnson, all of Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Victory (Mae Runyon), Butte, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kirpatrick, Fort Klamath, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. John Ramey, Kent; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Runyon, Fort Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dyer, Kelso; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Noble, Tacoma; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Jenkins, Spanaway; Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jack Greear, Toledo; Mr. and Mrs. Buck Blankenship, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mundy (Jeanette Freund), Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Dick White (Mary Allen), and Mr. and Mrs. Roland Weiher all of Onalaska; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hadaller (Arlene Hamilton), Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bazinet (Donna Stanley), Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cusick, all of Chehalis; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Crocker (Loretta Olson), Mr. and Mrs. Marion Stover (Marlene Szelap), Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Zadina (Arlene Krause) all of Centralia.
Also attending were Conrad Jacobsen, Forks; Russell Wright, Morton; Mrs. Wayne Chapman (Elinor Uden), Cinebar; Mrs. James White (Beverly Keenan) Mossyrock; Carl White, Friday Harbor; Mrs. Ruby Frase (Ruby Cass) and John Myer, both of Onalaska.
Source: The Daily Chronicle, 18 August 1962, page 3. Microfilm available at Centralia Timberland Library, 110 South Silver, Centralia, Washington 98531
Transcribed by Kathryn Lester