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Holly Alcorn (Bjornsen)
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Married 2 2021-09-04 16:56:45
Barry & I have been married 48 yrs & lived in Parker at the top of a tree-covered 5 acre hill  37 yrs. Loving 4 grandkids ages 9-14 & all much taller than me! Barry is a semi-retired veterinarian; I paint, cook & garden & we love to 4 wheel, hike, bike  & travel. So grateful~ Send Holly a MessageSend Holly a Message
Brian Bartlett
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Third Career 2021-06-20 17:14:34
An interesting trip since TJ.

Still single, however engaged to a wonderful woman. I waited 63 years for her.

Started my third career in November, 2019.  Selling sports cards and action figures online.

The first two were CPA  (15 years) and Real estate sales (29 years).  Boring.

Kidney transplant in May, 2019 after being on dialysis for 6 years.  

Ran 22 marathons including Boston.

Still play drums.  Was in the same rock band twice.  1968-1974 and 2000-2012

Glad to be alive and still kicking after kidney rejection in August 2019 and removel of old
kidneys in October, 2019
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Charlie Beery
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Retired - Sales & Marketing Executive Married 2 2020-02-26 20:56:41
So thankful that my wife Cathy came into my life 43 years ago, one of the greatest blessings in my life.  My son Luke and my daughter Lindsey have brought so much joy into our lives and thankful that both live close to us and share their wonderful families with us.  5 grandsons, my daughter having 4 boys ages 9, 7, and identical 4 year old twins and my son providng us with the point guard, aged 3.  Texas became home in 1972 but still love coming back home to Colorado whenever we get the opportunity.
 
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Brian Berge
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Sales Married 4 2020-02-05 15:23:16
Life's been good! Lived in Overland Park, KS since 1995. Still get back to Denver frequently. Three of our four kids, five,of the six grandkids are there. 
working (VERY) part time.
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Barbara Bowman
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Contractor in Tourism Married 2021-10-05 18:06:27
After living 8 years in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, I backpacked in Africa for nearly 2 years and then returned to Denver. I then embarked on a career in travel and tourism. Met my fantastic husband Wayne skiing at Copper Mountain and we moved to Gunnison-Crested Butte. From there we moved to Grand Junciton where I spend 28 years with a wonderful team putting "Colorado's Wine Country" on the map domestically and internationally. 

Retired in 2018 for 6 months and then moved to Durango for nearly a year to help with their tourism organization. In 2019 I began contracting with the Colorado Tourism Office to manage their stewardship program "Care for Colorado" which educates residents and visitors on how to protect Colorado's precious outdoor resources. 

Still  getting outdoors, traveling the world,  gardening and  enjoying opera. "Que sera, sera". 
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Debby Callaghan (Barnard)
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Instructional Designer Married 6 2021-09-04 17:12:37
Moved to Oklahoma  5 years ago and bought  the "mountain" lodge on 2 1/2 acres of woodland forest that we couldn't afford in Colorado!  We are the Brady Bunch, bringing 3 adult kids apiece. Still a  full time remote employee for SCL Health -  Lutheran and Good Samaritan Medical Centers as a Project Manager of Education Information Systems but planning to retire in December!
Jim DeLapp
Associate Professor Married 1 2021-09-26 11:04:36
Unusual  life for an  “originally” non-academic person.  Ended up biology major with two science masters and a dental degree and currently teaching and doing educational research at University of Colorado Dental school. Between 1st masters and dental school worked in a Crime lab for the Greeley Police Department and had a cold case homicide solved 30 years later by DNA. Private practice in dentistry for 30 years and coaching swimming for 40 years rounded out my interests. Married to Candace for 43 years who along with our daughter became dentists.  Loved being a dad and especially like being a grandfather. Emma 10, Michael 8 and Addy 4 years old keeps me busy. No retirement planned as I am having a blast.  Just need one more knee replaced!
 
Prior to Covid would meet up with some of local TJ alumni couple times a year. Many of us went to kindergarten through high school together. (Some may remember Mr. Gail at Slaven’s) Very much appreciated Don Day and the life’s lessons he taught me.  We really did have an exceptional class
 
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Cindy Dunham (Semenik-Hall)
mostly retired Married 2021-08-15 20:06:13
I've led an eclectic life that I wouldn't trade for the world! My careeers have each made me a better person and so have the loves of my life. Scoliosis defined my 20's, accounting and the new PC era defined my 30's thru early 50's. Now I am defined by my love of people and chaplaincy and my recently found love of guns -- I'm a firearms instructor with my husband of only 6 years, Bill Hall.
In my late 30's I married a GM executive, Dan, and lost him when he was only 63 in 2007. In those years I was still a PC instructor and manager with AT&T PDC. We toured the world and country together with either my business or with Dan's. We moved to Florida in 2002 to be near his mother who lived to be 101 - bless her heart... and I still live in Florida.
I've always been a woman of faith and of intuition; I am an unapologetic conspiracy theorist -- I've never been wrong about the theories I have chosen to believe. I see a wonderful future ahead for this country and the world... and I'm not wrong about that either. God isn't giving up on us yet, and we shouldn't give up on Him either! God bless America... and the Secret Space Program - Solar Warden!
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Dave Engels
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Civil Engineer Married 4 2021-03-14 13:09:57
Met a Wyoming girl two years out of CU, and she dragged me northward, where we've lived since then.  I like CO, but I really like WY.  Caherine and I have two sons, two daughters, four grandsons and four granddaughters.  How's that for planning?  Still working, though trying to transition out of it and spend more time fly fishing and playing golf.  Looking forward to the reunion, but am sure hoping that we all have name tags with photos from our days at TJ.   Send Dave a MessageSend Dave a Message
Brodie Farquhar
semi-retired writer Married 3 2021-09-28 12:00:46

Terribly shy at TJ, I blossomed my senior year, after Outward Bound course summer of ‘69, and especially in theater. Big thanks to English teacher Sandra Belgrade, who used a red pen on my papers – looked like it was from a slasher movie. Convinced me to enter state-wide contest, which I won and paid my tuition at UNC for my bachelor degree in journalism. Also a thank you to AP History teacher John Miles, who worked my butt off. Stood me in good stead for my master’s in Natural Resource Policy at U. of Michigan, where I was in the inaugural class of Scripps Fellows for Environmental Journalism.

Met Sharon Roadifer at UNC, where we were best friends before I kissed her one night. 47 years of marriage through way too many jobs and moves. I was a roving gypsy and along the way earned 21 national, regional and state press association awards in five states. Also worked public affairs gigs for Colorado School of Mines, The Nature Conservancy, Crested Butte Ski Resort, Wyoming Democratic Party and BLM. Have seen and done a wide range of things that would never have happened if I’d worked one job all these years.

Three kids: Eric is an Air Force Lt. Colonel in Florida, Katie is raising her fiance’s daughter and Sarah probably knows more about “The Count of Monte Cristo” than all but a handful of scholars in the world. Eric has beautiful wife Riann and kids Elle and Max.

Living in Hayden, down the road from Steamboat, where Sharon works as HR director for Liftup, the biggest charity in the region. We’re buying a home – the rental we’ve lived in for 2.5 years. Plan high-quality renovations and maybe sell later for handsome profit in crazy market. Aspirations for international travel, though there are states I haven’t visited yet.

Free-lance writing assignments have largely dried up over past decade and ageism is very real. Over-qualified is the phrase in bite-me letters. I keep juices flowing with letters to the editor and articles for free, regional arts/entertainment magazine.

I earn a paycheck in retail, where I’ve learned a great deal about cheese and wines and I specialize in bad Dad jokes for my customers.

Health is extra-ordinarily good for my age, though I have had two eye operations and lost a fair bit of my hearing while target shooting without adequate protection. I could easily stand to lose 20-40 pounds, though I do not yet suffer from Dunlap’s Disease, as in my belly dun lap over my belt buckle.

Beautiful area up here in northwest Colorado. Fall colors about to peak. Skiing, for those who have functional knees and ample income, can be spectacular. I hope to ski a few days this winter.

Judith Gelt
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writer judithsaragelt.com Single Again 1 2021-06-02 21:16:15
If you knew me at TJ, I was Judy, and I changed it to Judith in college. My memoir, Reckless Steps Toward Sanity, includes my years in high school, making both TJ and Denver pieces of my dangerous journey toward adulthood. If you happen to take a look, you'll recognize your own signposts of the past from this singular girl's perspective!
http://www.judithsaragelt.com/
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Parmer Gillespie
retired Married 4 2021-03-29 11:02:18
Graduated from Tulsa University and stayed in Tulsa 14 years.  Then moved back to Denver in 1984 and have been here ever since. I was in the computer business for 22 years, then left to help my Dad who was having health probems, and ended my career as a Real Estate Developer.  On my second marriage and have been married to Shirley for 21 years. We have 4 kids combined and 8 great grandkids, all of whom live in the Denver area. Retired now, and we spend our time traveling, golfing, grandparenting! Send Parmer a MessageSend Parmer a Message
Tom Hiester
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retired Married 3 2021-08-23 18:57:08
Retired renewable energy project development vagabond, having lived in CO, WA, CA, CT, Chicago, Bangkok (moved teenage kids tthere!) and done projects on three continents.  Three kids, two grandkids.  Still married [47 years, I'd say at least half of those years pretty good :)  ] to Gayle Leavenworth, TJ Class of 72. Send Tom a MessageSend Tom a Message
Doug Horner
2021-06-02 15:45:30
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John Koeneke
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Retired Married 2 2021-09-15 12:32:35
Where has the time gone !  Been pretty much a normal life I guess, not complaining. Finished up my career  in June of this year with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association as VP of Business Development , 14 years. Retired from Pfizer pharma after 22 years as District Manager in the Southwest in 2007. 
Two great kids and 6 grandkids and two step-grandkids. 6 of the grandkids within 15 minutes of the house.
I have been blessed.
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Dwight Lada
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Retired Divorced 2 2021-07-22 23:07:08
Two degrees, two careers, two great ex-wives, two awesome kids. Still riding motorcycles, still playing ice hockey, still going my own way, still couldn't care less what most people think. Send Dwight a MessageSend Dwight a Message
Linda Linda Roberts (Gordon)
Retired Principal Married 2 2021-05-13 11:09:26
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Doug Manley
Judge Married 4 2020-03-02 07:37:58
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Randal Martines
Nothing now Married 2020-07-16 03:33:47
50 years

I look forward to seeing whoever shows up and if any of us remember who we are talking to when we don't recognize each other.

I am sure Debby will remind me about what a bad boy I was!

It should be interesting!
 
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Fred Maten
Salesmanager americanvalvecenter.com Married 2 2021-09-24 23:40:57
Just so everyone who knew me in HS, attending the reunion knows who I am.  Many years ago when I was 5 years old, my step dad registered me in elementary school as Fred Snead and My dad, Fred Maten, objected to a legal name change.  My birth name Fred Steven Maten III eventually became my legal name wnen I registered with Social Security to begin my first job at CHCC Hillsdilly as a bus boy when I was 14.

I have been married for 42 years. My wife, Carol and I have a son, Paul, and a daughter, Lisa, and two grand children, Roman and Adrianna.  We have kived in Littleton for years and our kids grew up in a great neighborhood with many successful hard working parents and numerous kids.  I was the coach for various little league sports teams for my kids, until they went to Columbine HS.  No doubt those were the most exciting days of our lives.

I went to work full time after HS and was a part time student but soon realized that work was where it was at for me.  I have been working for domestic and foreign manufacturers of auto and heavy duty parts, equipment and tools since I was 22.

I retired for 90 days in 2018 but was recruited out to join a former product manager and president, that I worked with for years to help develop an aftermarket sales division for an OEM Manufacturer of automotive, heavy duty truck, and natural gas engine valves.

The enitre project came to a halt in May of 2020 when hundreds of our factory workers became infected with the virus.  11 people died.  At this point, we are at 75% production.

Unfortunately, my wife Carol is vunerable to COVID and for good reasons, refuses the vacine will not be attending the reunion with me.  I am fully vacinated and think that anyone who has had COVID has natural immunity and far better off than biotech made vaccine and masks don't work anyway... or do they?
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