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01 May 2018 From an extensive search of Ancestry.com data, we find that Morris Leo Branam, of Ellettsville, Indiana, died June 19, 2007. We believe he was a member of the Class of '66, though the database listed his last known address as Bow, New Hampshire. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page, but it does not confirm his UHS connection.
01 May 2018 Ruth Joe Fairwell is in the database with the Classes of '64 and '66. She was born in Fresno, California, on May 9, 1948, and died in Colorado on July 28, 2012. We had her married name as Curry, but we could find no records to verify this. Another possible married name is Frailey, and she apparently had children with the surname of Bishop. However, the first data source for her is Classmates.com; this is sometimes unreliable as UHS is listed there as "Indiana University High School" and some people registered themselves with UHS when they actually attended Indiana University.
9 Apr 2018 Linda Gant Schooler Cousins died in Bloomington on April 5, 2018. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
22 Mar 2018 I used the Commemcement Program to add middle names for many Class members. If there is an error in your name, please let me know. Dave Gray '65
4/22/17 Lynn Suer writes: I am a retired environmental scientist living in northern California. I have 2 sons (34 and 29), from my previous marriage, who are both engineers. I love to travel, scuba dive, read, see plays and opera, and spend time with friends and family.
8/9/11 FRANKLIN — Roy William Webb passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Franklin. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana. He is survived by two sons, two daughters; eleven grandchildren; and one brother, Ken Webb of Bloomington. Roy was a graduate of Bloomington High School and received his master’s degree in Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington. He was employed in medical sales. He was a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107, F&AM in Franklin.
6/14/11 Frank Young says there is a UHS '66 Reunion on June 25, 2011 at Nick's. Email him for the particulars. Teri Mahigian Russell says it is at 7pm in the Hump Room at Nick's.
2/3/11 Felix Chu ('67) wrote that he saw Alan Robock in the February 7, 2011, issue of Newsweek (p.13) in an article about climate.
9/9/08 Larry Judd: "Ann Bly Judd (class of '67 UHS) and I just celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary and are living in McKinney Texas. Two of our three daughters live here and we have two granddaughters here as well. Our youngest daughter is in California. Six years ago, I retired from Eli Lilly in Indy and now split my time between Texas and Indiana. We still have a small house in Martinsville and I get back once a month to visit my Mom in Brown County.
9/24/08 Mel McFall writes: "Greetings! Now working part-time as an actuary for American General in Houston. Married for over 37 years to Liz (Florea). Two kids, Todd (34) and Laura (31 and recently married). No grandchildren yet, so am far behind many of my esteemed classmates. Still play golf when possible, although even less competently than in the high school days. Stay in touch with Larry and Ann Judd, and hope to see other classmates soon."
7/21/08 John Cotner reports that Dick Alexander's obituary was in the Bloomington Herald-Times recently. Excerpted from there:
Clarence R. "Dick" Alexander Jr. of Bloomington died on July 18, 2008. He retired from AT&T after 31 years of service. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was a member of Elks, the Monroe County Auxiliary Police, American Legion, AMVETS, Eagles and Telecom Pioneers. He loved Ireland and the song "Danny Boy." Survivors include his parents, Clarence Sr. and Joan Alexander, both of Bloomington; three children; five grandchildren; one brother, Stephen Scott Alexander, of Youngstown, Ohio; one sister, Angelia Radel, of Richmond; and three nephews, a daughter, his mother-in-law and a nephew.
5/18/08 John Cotner (who has lost his shift keys, or who never had any to start with) said to the IN-BLOOMINGTON-UHS-L email list (in response to a question about whether '63 is having a reunion this year - answer to that one is yes) --

class of '66 is having a reunion on saturday night, june 21st at nick's.
i assume all y'all are welcome, or not unwelcome.
can't see 'em kicking ya out if ya show up.
i'll vouch for ya, if need be.
jwc
1/25/08 Dick Moulton writes "Just heard about Chris Asdell's death--quite a shock. As many of you know, we played together for probably three years in our band, known as The Huns. He was quite a good guitar player and a really fun guy to be around. After HS graduation, we tried to do some gigs together, but it was really tough for me since I was at Rose Poly in Terre Haute, so I ended up dropping out of the band sometime in 1967. I never had any contact with Chris after that. I did get an update on his whereabouts from Craig Kroll, our drummer, who lives in West Lafayette. He told me that Chris was really into animals--and not much else. I guess he never married?

I am really sorry to hear of Chris' death. Brings the whole concept of mortality right to my doorstep...I've been figuring I've got another 30 years, but who knows?"
12/25/07 Nancy Ayers Shaw writes: "Married to Robert Shaw of Bloomington, 3 Children, 11 Grandchildren. My husband and I own our family business in Real Estate Development and Rentals."
12/20/07 Ted Miller writes: "After 21 years in Chicago area, now in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Family in Bloomington all gone. Still a Hoosiers fan which is sometimes hard in Iowa. Learned of this web site from John Cottner who called to tell me of the death of Chris Asdell this week. Chris, John, Bob Henry and I were part of a champion "Quiz Bowl Team"
12/19/07 Charles C. (Chris) Asdell died in Bloomington on December 17, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father and by his brother George. He is survived by his mother, Ruth J. Asdell of Bloomington. Known to his friends as Chris, he graduated from Bloomington High School. He received his B.S. degree in English from Indiana University. During the Vietnam War he served in Army Intelligence and after returning from Vietnam he continued for many years in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he achieved the rank of Major. Highlights of his career include teaching and coaching in the Bedford, Indiana, school system, being an investigator for the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office and serving as a wildlife trainer for the Indianapolis Zoo. He was an accomplished guitarist, loving caretaker of animals, an outdoors enthusiast and had an active interest in politics and world affairs.
10/23/07 Mary Barnett Barnett writes: "After high school I attended and graduated from I.U. with a degree in English. Moved to Richmond, VA, and worked in a legal firm, mortgage company, and later taught kindergarten for several years. Married a man with my same last name (no relation) in 1973. We have one daughter, 26, working in the medical field in Richmond. Enjoyed a home on ten acres with our own pond and woods and have worked closely with my husband in his outdoor writing over the years. Have only been back to Bloomington once in all of these years as my parents retired in Richmond. My best friend, Elizabeth Johnson (UHS '66), moved here as well and married my husband's brother, so we became sisters-in-law! We hope to make it back to Indiana one of these days."
10/19/07 Karen Larsen Grohs writes: "I lived in St. Cloud, MN, and Portland, OR, after graduation, before moving recently to Nevada. I taught college English for 25 years and am now teaching online for Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, for The Center for Talented Youth. After being divorced for twelve years, I recently remarried, and my husband Jack and I retired (well, I'm only semi-retired) to Nevada. I have three children, five grandchildren, and two very spoiled cats. I have published poetry in several magazines, including Minnesota Monthly, the magazine for Minnesota Public Radio. I'm glad to find out what my old classmates are doing."
6/12/06 In lieu of a 40th class reunion, Teri Mahigian and Carol Greene are inviting 1966 classmates to join them at Nick's on Friday, June 16th, 6:30 pm to drink a toast to our 40 year anniversary. Anyone who can come can email Teri at teribobusa@hotmail.com that way we'll know if we need to reserve a room at Nick's.
10/25/05 Dr. Michael Ira List, D.V.M., died Saturday, Sept 22 at Bloomington Hospital. He was owner/veterinarian of Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic. Survivors include his wife, his father, one son, and one daughter. - thanks to Eileen Witney Balliet for the information.
10/13/05 Catherine Edwards Warren writes: "I will not be able to attend the Gala this year, though my sister (Julia [UHS '65]) and I are trying to figure out how to get back there together some day.
I have lived in Camarillo for 20 years - about 18 years too long since I am a gypsy by nature. Camarillo is truely God's country as far as climate goes, though the cost of living is rather steep. Since I have not moved, I have spent the time remodeling our home (inside and out). I work for Wellpoint Health Network as a RN and telecommute from my home 4 out of 5 days a week. I am also the parish nurse for my church in Ventura and spend my Sundays as the Baby nurse. My husband (of 34 yrs) and I plan to retire in Prescott, AZ, in about 5 years. We have two children, Carl is 32 yrs old, and Jeana is 29 yrs old. Both children are into making drugs - just kidding they work for Amgen, a bioengineering company. Neither kids are married or with children - yet. I get plenty of hugs from all the babies I take care of on Sunday, so I can wait for grandchildren.
9/17/05 Alan Robock writes: "I am a professor of meteorology and climatology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. I am back from a sabbatical in Antarctica and Paris, teaching and doing research. You can find out all about what I do at my home page, http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~robock. I not only study climate change, but recently wrote an article on weather imagery in Bob Dylan songs. You can get a copy of it and all my other papers on my home page. I have been married to my second wife, Sherri West, a history professor, for 15 years and have two stepsons, 29 and 25. I haven't been back to Bloomington since the 10th reunion, but think of it with fond memories. I broke my foot just before the 25th reunion and could not come. My father just turned 90, and still plays tennis and travels. I would love to hear from you."
9/16/05 Sherri Rieger Williams writes: "I, too, am wondering whatever happened to that class photo from our 25th. After being divorced for 9 years, in August 2005, I married Dave Williams, who works for HP. I have a son, 26, and a daughter, 24, and now two stepchildren. I have been a guidance counselor at a local high school for 6 years. In November I returned to B'ton for my father's funeral where I was happy to see Steve and Linda Rolfe, and my old beau, Glory Ushakow. I communicate with Lucy Rockwood frequently, and hope to hear from more of you."
9/6/05 David Perry writes: "I just stumbled on our class list and noted that my listing was more than ten years out of date. Although I get back to Bloomington occasionally to see my aging mother, I haven't seen any of the U-School crowd since our 25th reunion. (Whatever happened to the group photo we posed for but never received?) A lot of water has passed beneath the bridge since then. I moved to Wyoming ten years ago, lost my wife to cancer nine years ago, remarried seven years later, successfully got my daughter through college and launched her on her own marriage journey this summer."
.... ed note - if anyone has a copy of that reunion photo they'd like to share, I'll put it online here ... Margaret Olson '52.
8/28/05 Helen Parsons Czuba wrote: "I received an invitation for the 2005 UHS reunion via my sister Gail Parsons Michael (UHS '63). I was so hoping I would be able to go, but my husband reminded me we are already committed for the weekend of Oct. 29. Although I did not get to graduate with the class [my family moved the summer before my Junior year], I appreciate being invited to the reunions. Please include my name in the list of persons to receive invitations for next year .... I really do want to come!"

Thanks for all, Helen [Parsons] Czuba
Would have been [and was at heart] UHS class of '66
8/2/05 Judith Conn Goodnow writes "I haven't been back to Bloomington since the 25th reunion. I am an attorney in NH, working for Citizens Bank as a VP and Trust Officer. My one son, Griff, works in Boston. My husband is at HP, most likely retiring soon under the impending reduction in force. We have a cottage on a lake in NH, as well as a canoe and a cat."
7/23/05 Lynn Suer writes: "I've been living in the San Francisco Bay area since I first landed here in 1968 to go to CAL, except for a few years at UC Davis for a graduate program. I have two boys, 21 and 16 years old, my husband is a botanist/professor, and I work at EPA in the Superfund program. My last trip to Bloomington was last year for my mother's funeral. I was happy to see find that despite the many changes, many old "haunts" remain. I enjoyed walking in the woods on campus."
6/24/05 I got the following message from Chuck Welch, who is looking for Carol Dawn Patterson. "While I'm not an alumni of UHS I went to school with a classmate of yours who should have graduated in 1966. Lost contact with her after 6th grade and received a wedding invitation from her in either 68 or 69. Would like to get in contact with her. Her name is Carol Dawn Patterson. Don't know if she transferred to another school prior to graduation from UHS. Thank you for your help!"   Carol Patterson is not on the list I have for '66. If anyone knows her, let me know so I can add her here. -- Margaret Edmondson Olson, UHS '52, webmistress.
6/24/05 I could use some help in updating the list for '66. I'd love to hear from anyone with a good class list. I have not seen a Jordannus for '66 and know I must be missing some of your class members' names. I'd really like to have as good a list as possible in time to send the All School Reunion information to as many people as possible. That mailing will be going out in mid-August.
6/9/05 Susan Hofstetter Mohme wrote to give change of address to Surprise, AZ. She says: "Bill and I have managed to live in California, New Jersey, Louisiana and Arizona in the last umpteen years. We have one son, Chris, who currently lives in Tempe, AZ. We love to travel in the U.S. or internationally whenever possible. We have not been back in Bloomington in three years now and miss seeing it. We visited regularly when my folks were still living."
3/24/05 David Lemon writes: "Knew many Guineas at U School because I attended Binford Jr. High. Plan to retire in a few years to Lake Lemon where we own property."
2/27/05 Obituary for Mary Squire Deckard, extracted from the 2/26/2005 Bloomington Herald-Times: -

Mary L. S. Deckard of Ellettsville, died Thursday evening at her parents' residence. She graduated from University High School in 1966 and from Indiana University in 1970. Survivors include her husband, James I. Deckard of Ellettsville; her parents of Unionville; one daughter, five sons, three sisters, Susan E. Pirtle of Springville, Janet A. Squire of Bloomfield, Colorado, and Ruth E. Ng of North Brunswick, New Jersey.

2/25/05 Chuck & Beth Daghlian Evans have lived in Columbus, Ohio, since 1970. We have two children, Sarah and Chuck, both married. We get back to Bloomington every fall for the IU football games. We have been season ticket holders for 33 years.
2/23/05 Sue Hofstetter Mohme writes" Our address will be changing within the next month since we are in the process of purchasing a different house in the Phoenix area. My husband, Bill, and I enjoy traveling anywhere."
9/14/04 Allen Agnew writes: "I was in the Sophomore class in 1963-64, before migrating to Bloomington High School (which became BHS South). I was in both 3rd and Jordan (on I.U. campus) and 10th and Bypass that school year."
7/4/04 John Cotner writes: I am lawyer, sole practitioner with home office, living in woods north of Grand Rapids, Michigan, with wife Judy, a second grade teacher in Newaygo, MI. Two sons, James is first year law student at Harvard and Stephen is senior at Michigan and writes for Michigan Daily and plans to join Peace Corps and go to Africa. Also have dog and canoe.

Greetings to all UHS folks. miss bloomington. Hope to see you all at next shindig, whenever.
3/17/04 Steve Miller ('67) writes:
Just learned of the death about two weeks ago of Silas Warner. He'd been in ill health for some time. He is survived by his wife. After graduating from U-school, S. S. attended IU, where he was involved with the campus radio station, WIUS. I just heard an air check of one of his newscasts last night, and Boy! did he sound authoritative!
10/22/01 Richard Moulton comments (after saying he went to Rogers Elementary School):
Binford Junior High; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Northwestern University; Trinity Lutheran Seminary; Reformed Theological Seminary; (professional student!)
6/19/01 Extracted from an obituary in the Bloomington Herald-Times , Tuesday, June 19, 2001 :

Deborah Jane Brown, 52, of Bloomington, died Monday [6/18] at Bloomington Hospital. A graduate of University High School, she attended Indiana University. Born July 25, 1948, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Richard and Nancy (Hays) Brown. She was a neurology and polysomnographic technician at Bloomington Hospital. Survivors include one son; one brother, Rich Brown of Indianapolis; two aunts, one uncle and several cousins.

Reunion Information

June 10, 2017 - 51st The UHS Class of '66 51st reunion will be Saturday June 10th. We are keeping it as simple as possible this year feeling that friendship and fellowship are more important than a "Big To-Do". It will be at 6:00 pm at the Sherwood Green Condominiums clubhouse. There is not a charge for the event since the costs will be minimal. We will order pizzas and welcome any snacks or side-dishes that anyone would like to bring. We will furnish soft drinks and water but it's BYOB for alcohol. We will also meet at Nick's in the Hoosier Room at 5:30 on Friday June 9th. We are inviting the BHS class of '66 to join us at Nick's. Please contact Teri Mahigian Russell if you will be attending either or both events.
2011 - 45th Nick's Old English Pub on Saturday, June 25th at 7pm in the Hump Room
October 29, 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'66 - Beverly Campbell Deford & Mike, John Cotner & Judy, Anita Dansker, Angelo Pizzo, Peter Poolitsan, Susan Richardson Geyer, Randall Shedd & guest, Glory Ushakow
2007 - Casual 41st Teri Mahigian Russell is the person to contact.

"The UHS Class of '66 will be having a very casual 41st reunion at Nick's Old English Pub on Saturday, June 16th from 5pm until...? There will also be a reunion carry-over on Sunday the 17th, time and place to be announced once we know how many can attend on Sunday. The is no up-front deposit required as everyone will be on their own for their food and liquid refresments at Nick's on Saturday. If you have an interest in attending, please email Teri Mahigian at teribobusa@hotmail.com. Hope to see you and please spread the word!"
2008 - June 21st at Nick's

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Updated 14 May 2019