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Class of 1960

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13 Feb 2022 Ancel James Black died February 6, 2022, in Bloomington. A Find-A-Grave page has been created.
23 Jan 2022 Myra Sue Robinson Axsom, of Bloomington, died January 18, 2022. She was at UHS in 7th, 8th, 9th grades, and graduated from BHS. An obituary and photo are on her Find-A-Grave page. (Due to new Find-A-Grave rules, these may not be visuble for three months.)
07 Aug 2021 Norma Dell Smith Jamison died August 4, 2021, in Bloomington. An obituary and photo are on her Find-A-Grave page.
24 Jan 2021 Paul F Baugh died in Bloomington on January 21, 2021. An obituary and photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
08 Dec 2020 Dave Campaigne has informed me that the following members of the Class have died:
Leslie Jane Manifold Walker, of Kerrville, Texas, March 28, 2020 - a photo and an extensive obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page;
Karen Lee Smith Wampler, January 2, 2020, in Sydney, Australia - a photo and an obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page;
Nancy Lee "Nance" Young Long, of Greenwood, Indiana, August 28, 2020 - a photo and an obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
06 Dec 2020 Suzanne Thrasher, of Coxsackie, NY, died on November 29, 2020. An obituary and photo are on her Find-A-Grave page.
17 May 2020 James Lloyd Binkley died May 13, 2020, in Augusta, Georgia. An obituary and photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
30 Apr 2019 David George Hunter died in Bloomington on April 24, 2019. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page. (The obituary in the Herald-Times said he graduated from Bloomington High School in 1960. But he is in the Jordannuses from 1955 through 1960, and is in the 1960 UHS graduation program.)
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
5 Oct 2017 Frank Edward Horack III died in London, England, on September 23, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
4 June 2017 Martin Bidney sends along this YouTube link from a recent reunion:
8/3/11 TAMPA, Fla. — Jane S. Campaigne of Tampa, FL, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011. She was born in St. Louis, MO, and lived in Bloomington, IN, Glen Ellyn, IL, Indianapolis, IN, and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. She moved from Statesboro, GA, to Tampa in 2002. She was a college student affairs professional serving the Greek life community at Indiana University and Georgia Southern University. She was a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, and she lived her professional life in the consummate Pan-Hellenic spirit. She was also a member of the Episcopal Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane graduated from University High School and held Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University. She was preceded in death by her father and mother and her brother, John Steinbeck. She is survived by her husband, David Campaigne ('60) of Tampa; a daughter and a son and their spouses; and three grandchildren.
7/11/10 William D. Crafton passed away on July 2, 2010. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, he was a 1966 graduate of Indiana University School of Journalism. He served in the Armed Forces of the 101 First Airborne Rangers. He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by a daughter. Bill was a member of the Living Hope Church in Slatington, PA, where he had been living the past 14 years. He was a news director at Channel 12, Indianapolis, South Bend and several other markets. He began writing a blog in 2008 after being told he was terminally ill. He died of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
9/2/07 Janeth Murray Welch writes: "I am happily retired in South Carolina after a career as an Attorney and Non-profit Executive Director in Chicago and Virginia. I still have ties to Bloomington, where my son is on the Faculty at IU and my sister is the City editor of the Herald Times. My interests now are gardening, music and volunteering for a local non-profit that provide emergency assistance."
8/27/07 Thomas Baker Hudson of Indianapolis, IN, died August 27, 2007. Tom’s early life was spent in Bloomington where he graduated from University High School in 1960. He received a degree in Political Science and Spanish from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, in 1964 where he also was a member of the golf team. After graduation, Tom entered the Naval Educational and Training Center at Newport, RI, where he became an officer and earned the rank of Lieutenant. During the years of his enlistment, 1964-1968, he served on board the U.S.S. Forrestal and served in Vietnam for six months. Upon discharge from the U.S. Navy, Tom moved to Indianapolis, IN. He held positions as the National Product Manager for Stokely Van Camp, Director of International Trade for the State of Indiana under the then Lt. Governor Robert Orr, Director of Advertising for Indiana Business Magazine and most recently as Account Representative for Aztec Resource. As he battled cancer the past seven years, he was able to continue his work from home. His courage, strength through adversity and optimistic outlook will always be an inspiration to others.

Tom will be missed and remembered fondly by his family, brother-in-law, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends from University High School, Miami University, the Navy and former business colleagues. Survivors include his daughter and grandson; mother Carol Hudson of Bloomington, IN; and two sisters Marilyn Tribbett (UHS '63) (Jeff) of Lebanon, IN and Julie Hudson of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry.
6/06/06 LOS ANGELES, Calif. - John Leslie Riester, 64, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Bloomington, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Survivors include his children, Cheyenne Riester of Santa Cruz, Calif., Joaquin Riester of Mill Valley, Calif.; one sister, Kathleen Riester Rabold of Bloomington; and his stepmother, Ellen Riester of Bloomington, who raised him. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date in Big Sur, Calif.
1/10/06 Dave Campaigne writes about a '60 mini class reunion to be held the weekend of March 4th. Details here.
9/16/05 Ingrid Winther Scobie writes: "This is a great idea. I recently attended my 45th High School Reunion and it was wonderful to see the love and respect that people had for each other. After 30 years in the academic world, the last 20 as a professor of history at Texas Woman's University specializing in American women's history, I retired early to explore a life as an artist. I recently completed an undergraduate degree at the School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas with a focus in watercolor painting. I show and sell my work. But I don't do this full time. I am also a part-time Executive Director of the Visual Arts Society of Texas. I have four children -- NH, NC, and Texas and 5 grandchildren. So I spent time making the circuit! I appreciate the education I received at UHS and the good basis it gave me for future formal education. I also am happy to learn that once we all grew up, we are a pretty great lot of people!
8/21/05 Here's a 1948 Elm Heights Photo wou don't want to miss! (Thanks to Robin Bridwell,'64). Please help identify the unknowns for us. Email Margaret Olson with IDs.
8/18/05 45th Reunion Photos thanks to Dave Campaigne
8/18/05 Raymond Schneider writes: "Great web page!! glad to see so many classmates that have pulled together to make a very interesting and informative site. Definately going to be bookmarked! Fortunately I received the upcoming UHS newsletter after someone was able to track down my home address. Wish I had found the website earlier so I could have attended the last reunion in July of this year.

Anyway, am doing fine, still working for the Florida Department of Health, doing lots of boating in the Gulf of Mexico and of course dodging the numerous hurricanes. Fortunately, our home was not damaged from Hurricane Charlie last year even though we were only 4 miles from the eye. However, massive destruction all around us. Will try to get some photos together to send. More later, stay in touch. Raymond Schneider
6/9/05 The 1960 Class Reunion is coming up soon. Download/view (Adobe Acrobat) the reservation form which you can send to Dave Campaigne.
8/16/04 See the 1960 Commencement Program. (Thanks to Judy White '59).
2/08/02 Extracted from an obituary from the January 7, 2003 Bloomington Herald-Times:

Howard M. Smith, 59
March 10, 1943--December 24, 2002
Charlotte, NC

Howard M. Smith, 59, formerly of Bloomington, died of complications following a liver transplant at Carolina Transplant Center, Charlotte, NC, December 24, 2002. He was a resident of Charlotte and is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, and a brother (Sid Smith of Bloomington).

Howard grew up in Bloomington and graduated from University High School. He earned an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and graduate degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Southern California. At the time of his death, he was the International Marketing Manager for Atotech, a petro-chemical conglomerate. His work was in the field of Electrochemical Plating.

Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may make one to the Transplant Center of Carolina Health Care Foundation, 1618 Scott Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.
6/09/01 Extracted from an obituary in the Bloomington Herald-Times, Saturday, June 8, 2001:

Jane Thomas Boruff Bolinger, 58, of Davison, Mich., formerly of Bloomington, died June 1 at her residence. She was a 1960 graduate of University High School in Bloomington. Survivors include her mother, Elsie Thomas of Bloomington; one son; two daughters; four granddaughters; one grandson; and one brother, Dr. T.J. Thomas of Denton, Texas.

Graveside servies will be Thursday morning at Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington. There will be no visitation. Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in care of the mortuary. Jane was married in the Memorial Chapel of the church. She and a friend were child models for the limestone carving of Jesus and two children, which is a plaque on the chapel wall.

Reunion Information

March 4-5, 2006 1960 Mini-Reunion Dave Campaigne writes:

This is the first announcement of our mini class reunion to be held the weekend of March 4th. Lucy Merritt Williams and I are working together to coordinate this event. We’re still in the idea stage at this time so everyone will be on their own for accommodations. However, someone who is a skilled internet shopper may be able to find condominium or other accommodations and send the word out to the group.

Fort Myers will be our destination, and Southwest Airlines flies there so low fares should be available. If fares are considerably lower to Tampa, let me know and I’ll pick you up at the airport. If you want to visit Tampa, you’re welcome to stay with us. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are gorgeous and just off the coast of Ft. Myers. We’re sort of designing the airplane while we fly it across the ocean, but we’re thinking of lunch and dinner on Saturday 3/4 with golf, tennis, and sitting around the pool scheduled between lunch and dinner. Once we start to get a sense of who is coming, we can begin to make other arrangements and plans for Friday and Sunday.

Lucy forwarded me some motels in the area. No endorsement implied, they are just some places she says look new and are located between her condo and the airport.
Best Western Airport Inn: 239.561.7000
Country Inn & Suites Airport: 239.454.0040
Courtyard by Marriott: 239.275.8600
Hampton Inn Airport: 239.768.2525
Residence Inn by Marriott: 239.936.0110 is a great way to find condos.
October 2005 All School Reunion Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'60 - Judy Bridwell Cobb & Steve, Bob Chapman, Janet Hays Black, Tom Hudson, Barbara McCrea Taylor & Jay, Lucy Merritt Williams, Steve Miller, Sherry Myers Miller, William Nebergall, Valdar Oinas, James Roberts & Carol, Pat Ross Figg & John Bender, Clay Williams, John Wright, Nancy Young Long & Gary
UHS Class of 1960
Forty fifth Reunion
July 15-17, 2005
Bloomington Download the reservation form (Adobe Acrobat) Send to Dave Campaigne by July 1.
Friday 7/15  
5:30 pm Picnic at the home of Ginny & Warren Hollenback
Saturday 7/16  
8:30 am Golf at the IU Golf Course
12:30 pm Leave for Gnawbone Food & Fuel for Tenderloin Sandwiches
5:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner and festivities at the IU University Club, IMU
Sunday 7/16  
9:30 am Walk through the IU Campus
11:00 am Brunch at the Tudor Room of the IMU Friends and relatives are welcome. No reservations needed

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Updated 13 Feb 2022