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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chuck Kimber, Tremonton, UT

Chuck Kimber, Tremonton, UT

Chuck Kimber added his Bio to the class web page this week using the new Entry form. He and his wife Cathy are living in the Tremonton, Utah area. Take a look at his Bio and business web page.


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Patsy Hanover Bowman added her Bio

Patsy Hanover Bowman added her Bio to the class web page this week using the new Entry form. She and her husband Galen are living in the Salem, Indiana area. Take a look at her Bio and her web page. Glad she found us.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

8th Grade Group Photo Added

Jean Barnum Hancey just contributed this 8th grade group photo.

From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Live Chat Added to web page

Just click on the LIVE CHAT link to go to a page and enter your first name and login to a free chat service. Invite your friends, family and classmates to click the link and hold a chat for as long as you want about anything you want. The chat is private between those listed in the Chat Lobby.

The new live chat is one place for everyone to chat.
  • Hold a family or business meeting there.
  • Just click the Link in the Link section of this web page
  • You don't have to register to use Live Chat
  • You don't have to load software to use Live Chat
  • Talk about anything
  • Come back as often as you want
  • It is free and there is no Fee!
Don't forget to turn on your speakers and start the 60s Juke box on the main page to listen to classic hits from the 60s! Have a great week!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Web page updates

Added Some Changes to the web page recently:

Added a link on the home page to add your personal contact information so we can keep it current. Click the link and add your information. It will not be collected and will be kept private. The contact info will be used to contact you about future activities and reunions. Please take a minute and go to this link and add your info. UPDATE Your Current Info

Added a new optional method to enter your Bio info to the web page using an Entry Form. Click Entry Form to view it.

Added an Email form. Some Classmates have been confused as to how to send an email to Barbara or the web page. Now you can either copy the email address into your email service or click on the Email address behs.classof1969@gmail.com and you will be taken to a form to fill out your email question or comment.

Added new visitor counters. The web pages average about 50 visitors each week. Some family members of have made comments on the Memorial page. The comments and visitor count can be view on each page. Look for the links.

Added a Message Board for those who would like to start a discussion with Classmates. Click to view: Message Board

Hope that the web page helps. Please send your comments, questions or suggestions to the class email.
Bob Holmes

BEHS Class of 1969

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Got an Email from Barbara & Dude Ross this week

I got an email from Barbara and Dude Ross this week. They reported on the lawn party that Barbara held on Peach Days Saturday afternoon and Dude's trip.
Bob Holmes

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Barbara stokes <Email upon request> wrote:

Hi Bob,
... Along with the regular August stuff, BE County Fair for a week, canning tomatoes, Peach Queen Pageant that had to be moved to the Egyptian Theater in Ogden, then go into September with the large kidney stone, Peach Days a great visit from Dude and his wife, Carol. My sister got here from California just in time to help with a lawn party for Dude and some of his pals. We were all hoping that you would be able to make it to Brigham after you had finished your work for your North Ogden clients. We had a great time together with Mike Thurston, Shelby Whitaker, Herm Erdman and a few others along with their wives. Dude and Carol then went on a fishing trip to Bear Lake with Mike Carbaugh and his wife Robin for about five days. Then back at my house there were a few baskets of peaches and tomatoes and pears looking me in the face and I think I am now down to the last half bushel of each today and then I will start to pick grapes by next Wednesday. Mike Thurstan asked me if I would be making any wine with them but I told him that I was more of a peanut butter and (grape) jelly girl myself, along with all my grandkids.

Other not so good news - got a message from Henry Yates letting me know that Gary Dunn's son passed away about two weeks ago.
Thanks for your patient support ...

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Jim Ross <Email upon request> wrote:

Had a great Peach Days. Got to see Herm Erdman and Mike Thurston. Barbara had a fun party for us. Also caught a lot of big fish at Bear Lake. Went back to work last week. Made me appreciate being off. But it was time to get back. Take care,

Friday, September 25, 2009

Condolences to Gary and Jana Dunn

Deepest sympathies to Gary and Jana Dunn. Their son Nathan Gary Dunn, passed away on September 13, 2009.
View his obituary at:

Bob Holmes

Looking for a few good Email Addresses

I'm looking for the following peoples Email addresses so I can add them to the class email address book. If you know one or are in contact with them please have them send an email to BEHS.Classof1969@Gmail.com:

Robert Anderson
Mark Baron
Trisha Petersen Cochrane
Randy Cutler
Georgann Richards Demille
Gary Dunn
Ben Gallegos
Karen Richards Jensen
Ron Jensen
Steve Jensen
Paulette Windley Johnson
Louie Kano
Joe Kelly
Chuck Kimber
Sheri Jensen Lance
Susan Nichols Lee
Dennis Moody
Steve Munson
David Neal
Keith Petersen
Bob Simcox
Dave Toleman
Clyde Westley
Steven Yates

Bob Holmes

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

School Demolition Update

I found a photo and video on the District web site showing what the school is going to look like when it is finished and how the improvements will change the building that we remember. Classes will continue to be held while buildings are removed and constructed. I have not run across an article that summarizes the demo project showing costs and completion dates.

Architect View of future BEHS

Video located at:

Article in Standard Examiner provides some details of demolition but mostly reminiscing:

Collection of Renovation photos

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mountain View Grades 4th thru 6th

Jean Barnum Hancey just contributed some New Elementary Class Photos from Mountain View Grades 4th thru 6th. (Double click the photo for a larger view)
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Mantua Elementary Class Photos

Jean Barnum Hancey just contributed some New Elementary Class Photos from Mantua, Utah taken in her 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. During this time in Mantua, multiple grades were taught together by the same teacher. (Double click the photo for a larger view)
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos
From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos

Monday, August 24, 2009

Carol Porter Floyd Added her Bio

Carol Porter Floyd Added her Bio today! Check it out!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mass Email Mailing Today

Just sent off a mass class email to classmates. Out of a class of 374, I only managed to collect 75 email addresses from the reunion booklet. Hope I have good email addresses. If you did not get an email today, please contact me at this address: BEHS.Classof1969@Gmail.com

Bob Holmes

Class Web page notice

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Hello Classmates;

Barbara was very pleased with the success for the 40th reunion and appreciates all of you who were able to attend. She is hoping for all of you and more to return in 5 years at the 45th reunion to be held again at the Goble Lodge. The date will likely be in August so watch for emails or the web page for notices in May and June of 2014. Where possible, event notices will also be placed on Classmates.com, Facebook.com and the high school alumni reunion page. We hope you will use the web page to stay in touch and keep us posted of major events in your life.

I am writing from the class email address so please make note of it and let me know if you prefer future emails go to a different email address. Please send a reply so that I can confirm that I have a good email address for you. If you would prefer not to be contacted from time to time about class activities, please send a note back requesting that your address be removed. This is a mass email using addresses I have collected from Facebook profiles and the reunion booklet. My list includes only 93 classmates so pass this info along.

Even though our personal email addresses may change over time, we hope to keep this email address so that you can keep in touch for future activities and reunions. Another way to keep in touch is to use the BEHS class of 1969 web page: http://behsclassof1969.blogspot.com/

The web page has lots of information about the recent reunion and lots of contact info. The web page consists of 4 pages and the links can be found along the right side. There is some 60's era music playing on some of the pages. We have a memorial page for classmates and a tribute page for teachers who have passed on. Comments can be added to any of the posts by using the anonymous choice without belonging to any other organization. We hope you will include a name and email address with any comments. We have received some very thoughtful comments so far and they are located underneath each post.

The class bio page is a place you can post your information by sending an email to the special address there or to this email address so you can post your information like those that are listed.

Plans for an informal class reunion picnic will be held on a date in conjunction with Peach Days beginning next year for all of those interested in participating. A location will be picked and everyone will bring their own food and beverage and join in the fun. We hope to make that a tradition each year after that. For those planning to go to Peach Days this year, get in touch with Barbara for a gathering that might include Dude (James Ross) this year.

This email is intended to establish contact with you by email and let you know about the web page. Please let me know if I have misspelled yours or your spouses name or any corrections we need to make to our records. Please take advantage of the class bio page to let everyone know how you are doing. It will hold all the info and photos you want to send. Instructions are on the bio page so it is as easy as emailing your info to the special email address and attaching photos.

Have a great Month!

Bob Holmes

Class page Webmaster

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Class page -->
Memorial Page -->

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Added Ford & Dianne Bush Reeder's Bio

I added 2 of our classmates to the Bio web page. Recently got in touch with Ford & Dianne Bush Reeder by email. They would like to hear from other classmates so I posted their info as a photo for their security. Check it out.


Bob Holmes

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

40th Reunion Photos

Lily Portz has provided the first of the photos of the Reunion dinner so far. She and I have tried to put names on the classmates and I could use some help to correct any that are wrong or missing. Send an email or post a comment.
Bob Holmes

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From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos

From BEHS Class of 1969 Photos

Monday, August 17, 2009

BEHS High School Demo Photos

Just posting some photos that Barbara Bywater Stokes took of the high school demolition taken back in mid July. The new classrooms are expected to be ready for students to return to classes around the end of the month. The auditorium and basketball gym are still intact.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

5th & 6th Grade School Photos added

I found 2 grade school photos in Barbara's collection at the reunion that we did not have on the class web page and I have added them here with the names. I believe they are from the Lincoln School. They are Mrs Kay's 5th grade and Mr Anderson's 6th grade classes. Let me know if I need to make corrections. There are other photos out there so please send them attached to an email to the class email.
Bob Holmes

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

WoodStock 40th Reunion

Barbara wrote this morning and wanted to post a reminder of the 40th anniversary of WoodStock held the summer of our graduating year. I found a few links for those who wanted more:

"In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 17, 1969, forty years ago this Sunday, the Jefferson Airplane took the stage at Woodstock. As the first band booked to play the festival, they were supposed to have played a headline slot on Saturday night, but like so many other artists, their set was interminably delayed. The Airplane had the unenviable task of following the Who, but they were at the peak of their powers, with their original lineup still intact, and the great piano player Nicky Hopkins sitting in." Quote from: http://popdose.com/happy-40th-woodstock/



A new look back is coming to theaters this month:

Bob Holmes

Peach Days 2009

Schedule of Events
September 9 - 12, 2009


"Among the many assets of Brigham City is the history and heritage that exists. Started in 1904 as a day-off from the harvest and time to celebrate "an abundance of the best peaches in Utah", this city-wide event is the longest continually celebrated harvest festival in Utah, and is reported to be the second oldest in the country. Peach Days is an honored tradition that brings approximately 75,000 spectators a fun-filled weekend that the Top of Utah and Southern Idaho residents look forward to every year. The event takes place in September, the weekend following Labor Day."


Bob Holmes

Friday, August 14, 2009

Email reply from Dude


From: Jim Ross 6:24 AM (1 hour ago) Reply Follow up message Thanks for sending that. I am doing well and will be recovered soon. Thanks for the update. Would have loved to had been at the reunion. Look forward to Peach Days. Brigham is my favorite place. Along with Bear Lake. Thanks. Dude

Thursday, August 13, 2009

James "Dude" Ross

Our sweet, Southern Gentleman has been through a lot in the last few days!! On Friday evening, while at home, Dude blacked out and fell forward apparently due to bradicardia (low pulse rate - VERY low pulse rate 30-40 beats per minute). His wife came home to find him on the kitchen floor, bleeding from an open wound (and a fractured nose). That is when she called Emergency Services and the ambulance took him to the local hospital.

He was then transported to a large Medical Center in Charlotte, where he underwent two separate procedures. He's now sporting a pacemaker.......

He has just returned home today and sounds great! It was my pleasure to speak to him this evening. Please call, email, send cards and if you are close by, stop in to see him. (How's that, Dude!?) Pass the word along to any of our classmates and share this information with them. Dude is looking forward to hearing from Box Elder Class of 1969.

Also, if you have any pictures from the reunion last Saturday, please contact Bob Holmes (use the class email address or facebook) if you have some questions as to how to get the pictures transferred. Dude would love to see how good lookin' we really are.

He will be in Brigham City for Peach Days so we just might have to have a mini reunion at the B&B or in my backyard, if needs be.
Thanks to all of you for your support of the reunion and now in support of James "Dude" Ross - what a guy!
Love to All,
Barbara Bywater

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Comments from Barbara about the reunion

Comments on Facebook from Barbara to Randy Lane's sister Dianne Delancey about how the reunion went: Sunday 8/9/09

Dianne: Hey ! How did the class reunion go? I hope you all had a good time .. Looking forward to see the pictures...

Barbara Bywater Stokes: It was GREAT!!! I wish we could do it once a month. We had a great turn out and NOBODY looks old. We are all still seventeen in our hearts and I'm so glad. There is a special closeness among our classmates and it was hard to leave one another at the end of the evening. We have decided to have yearly summer picnic and then, of course, every five years the big fancy get t
ogether. Thanks for your interest and support. Everyone, especially Bob Holmes, is getting the picture stuff up and going - I'm excited to see every one's pictures. Take care. Barb
Sun at 10:22pm

Comments on Facebook from Jean Barnum Hancey to Barbara about the reunion. Monday 8/10/09
Jean: You had a very successful reunion :-) Way to go. So what was the big purple surprise that you talked about?

Barbara: We had purple and white M&M's, some of the seats from the Roxy Theater, some bricks from the demolition of the high school ( they are kind of purple), purple flowers on the tables and purple cloth napkins. We had wonderful music on a baby grand piano by Linda Hansen Perry and Gary Dunn and Bob Steed sang a medley (sp? my eyes are tired) and an unbelievable presentation of the memorial of our classmates who have passed. The food was just wonderful and the dessert was Snicker ice cream pie with lots of Carmel and dark chocolate on it! Yikes!! And lots of fun door prizes. Coach Dunn came & brought his wife and gave a patriotic talk and then at the close of his talk he asked all veterans to stand and he saluted them. It's about time that we recognized our guys who served and say thanks to them. The applause was long and loud. It was all very nice, I just wish you could have been there ... hope you are well and happy

Jean: You did have purple :-))) The dessert sounds really good...it would go well with diet Dr. pepper :) Everything sounds perfect. I would have loved to have been there, but I did feel a part of it with all the talk before, pictures during, and talk after....You are awesome!! Can't wait to get my booklet.


Photo taken by Karen Christensen and posted on Facebook

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reunion Feedback

I hope everyone who attended the reunion had a great time. From my perspective, the 40th class reunion was a big hit for all those who attended. It was a great time, with lots of prizes, music and most of all seeing people after so many years.

Thanks to Barbara Stokes, Robert Anderson, Kathy Wiley Neibert and Chuck Kimber and all those who helped to make this a success. Barbara is already planning a 45th reunion so keep an eye on Facebook and the class web page for details. There were lots of photographers there last night so I hope they will share their photos with all of us and I will post them on the web page.

Dell's wife Connie posted a copy of the group photo on Facebook and I have added it to the web page collection. Due to a mix up with the photographer, we had to rely on the spouses of classmates to take the photos and we are hoping that photographers will email copies to the class email address at:


Bob Holmes

Photo taken by Connie Smith and posted on Facebook

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Class Reunion & Mobile Photos

I took some photos on the way to the reunion Saturday night and added them to the Class Reunion photos.
Bob Holmes

(Double click Slides for more options to view individual photos)

BEHS Class of 1969 40th Class Reunion

On Saturday, August 8, 2009, we will have our dinner and program at the Maddox/Goble Lodge, 1950 South Hwy 89, Perry, Utah (MAP). It is located just south of the main Maddox building . We will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m., group photo at about 7:00 p.m. and dinner to follow. Along with the program, we will have some special awards, a few door prizes and hopefully a few words from some former faculty members.

Reunion Questionaire
Reunion Invitation

RSVP 20 July 2009


Thursday, August 6, 2009

List of those attending 40th Class Reunion Update

Barbara just sent a list of those attending the 40Th class reunion on Saturday. I have turned it into a photo list so the individual names are not search-able online. Double click on the photo for a larger view.
Bob Holmes

Re: 40th Reunion & Mike Morgan

Thanks for writing Mike! Great to hear from you. The Maddox food should be great too.
Sorry you won't be able to make it to the reunion but I hope to have some reunion coverage on the new class web page http://behsclassof1969.blogspot.com/ and there is quite a group of classmates on Facebook ... Facebook is better than Classmates because it is free to use. I will try to keep the free class web page up to date for those who don't want to be on Facebook. Please consider sending an email bio update to this address and it will post for classmates to catchup. instructions are at this web site: http://69classbio.blogspot.com/
Email address to send bio and photos
We'll keep your email address and send updates occasionally. Hope to see you soon or at least by the 50th!
Bob Holmes

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Mike MORGAN;(email by request only); wrote:
I just recently was searching for information about our 40th reunion when I found the web site with your email address and bio. Sounds like life has been interesting. I won't be able to make it to the reunion but please pass on my regards and best wishes to those who are there. I have every intention of being around long enough to make it to our 50th.
Have a good time at Maddox! I still remember their hamburgers at the drive in!
Stay in touch.
Mike Morgan

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kirsten Jensen Kobler added her bio

Kirsten Jensen Kobler added her Bio today. Check it out!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Short update on Teacher Tribute page

Just 10 days to go until the class reunion. Barbara is busy making last minute arrangements. She found time to verify some information for the Teacher Tribute page for Principle Ed Payne. She drove to the Brigham Cemetery and verified some info I had found online. Appreciate her extra work on all things related to making this years class reunion a success.

Hope to post a complete list soon of those attending this years reunion so we can commit them to memory and I hope there will be name tags as well. Barbara is tallying the list this week.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Web Update to add Facebook link

I found out that you do not have to be a member of Facebook to look at the class page there so I added a Facebook link for those who are and are not members of Facebook, the link allows classmates to visit the Class page Hosted by Dell Smith on Facebook. The web link is located on this page under Links.

Received notice that the High school Alumni page has finally posted the reunion notice that was requested on the 6th of June. I expressed our disappointment that they could not post it sooner. We did apply just as school was letting out for the summer and things like this do take a back seat to summer vacation plans.

Bob Holmes

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Working on the Teacher Tribute page

Working on the Teacher Tribute page tonight and found a lead on Principle Ed Payne. Hoping someone might know his family well enough to know if this is him. This Ed Payne died in 1983 years before the net started keeping obits.
Edward William PAYNE

Sex: M

Birth: 5 Aug 1907
Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico
Death: 30 Oct 1983 Brigham City, Box Elder, Ut
Burial: 2 Nov 1983 Brigham City, Box Elder, Ut
Spouse: Gertrude LEICHTY
Father: Edward William PAYNE
Mother: Rosalia TENNEY

Bob Holmes

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Scott Nielsen added his Bio

Scott Nielsen added his Bio Today! Check it out!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monte R. Priebe added his Bio

Monte R. Priebe added his Bio today. Check it out:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Message from Barbara 7/19/09

Barbara ask me to post this note on Facebook and the Class Page:
  • Please call or email Barbara if someone wants to come to the reunion and just hasn't sent in their papers?
  • What she needs is your dinner choice and they can send/post their bio on our site or email it to the class email address.
  • If she knows it is coming then you can still send your $$ to her via after the RSVP deadline using snail mail.
  • If she orders the dinner tho it has to be paid for since this is not a buffet like other times. Barbara's number is posted on the web page along with the contact class email address.

Rick Zundel added his Bio

Rick Zundel added his Bio today. Check it out:

Ralph Kolts added his Bio

Ralph added his bio to the class page. Check it out:

Message to Ralph: The Bio page does not collect your email address so I couldn't send you a message. I saw your "My Pink Pillow" book web page while looking for your contact info. Looks interesting!

Thanks for sending your Bio. If you haven't already, please send your email and mailing address and phone number for Barbara's records. Use this email address:

Promise not to let you get spammed!
Bob Holmes

New Lincoln Elementary Photos added to class album

Kirsten Jensen Kobler emailed some great photos she scanned of the Lincoln First thu 4th grade with name tags. The collection has been added to the "BEHS Class of 1969 Photos" in the right panel of this page. Click it to start the slide show and double click to view the photos individually. There is also a magnification option for a closer look.

Appreciate Kirsten's extra effort and hope to see her and all of you at the reunion on August 8th.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Message from Barbara on Facebook 7/17/09

Barbara Bywater Stokes
I ordered a "purple surprise" for the reunion. I was thinking of ordering a set of pink flamingos (large lawn type) as a door prize, but I think the purple surprise can be enjoyed by more people.

More of the high school is being torn down as we speak/type. It is the section just north of administration and up to the breeze way. I went over and took a few pictures and it really bothers me. Nothing I can do.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Message from Barbara on Facebook 7/15/09

Barbara Bywater Stokes at 12:34am July 15
This electronic stuff is great! Keep it coming - it's like talking back and forth on the phone only you are able to "pick up" the phone when you have a minute and enjoy the conversation. Read your bio - very nice!

Debbie Arnell Bevan added her Bio

Debbie added her bio. Go check it out.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jean sent copies of the Class Gift and the obituary for Greg Davis and Jimmy Dover. They have been added to the Class photo album and memorial page.

Class of 1969 Memorial page