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Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1968

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04 Mar 2024 Louis Michael "Mike" Watson died at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on December 16, 2023. The son of IU basketball coach Lou Watson, he was at Univeristy School in kindergarten only, and graduated from BHS. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but it will be 3 months before full information will be visible on it.
20 Dec 2023 Eugene Arthur "Gene" Haynes died October 12, 2023. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but it will be 3 months before full information will be visible on it. He was at UHS in 10th & 11th grades.
20 Nov 2023 Chavette Marie “Chevy” Nichols died November 15, 2023. A Find-A-Grave page has been created.
08 Aug 2022 Samuel Fritz Ayers died August 4 in Bloomington. His Find-A-Grave page contains an obituary.
30 Jun 2022 Jud Brewer and his siblings - 8 kids attended U-School: Erich '68, Gene '69, Jud '71, Derk '73, Cassandra '74, Berit '77, Clark and Jeremiah -
asked this be posted:

To honor the incredible legacy of (UHS & BHSN football & werestling) Coach Wayne and Jan Nichols,
a permanent endowment fund has been established in their honor at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.
The Coach Wayne and Jan Nichols Exceptional Effort Fund will allow the Nichols family to make annual grants
to causes and organizations that embody the values of Coach Wayne and Jan,
in particular giving children and youth a bridge to opportunities that will help them succeed and thrive in life.

Donations can be made to the Community Foundation, designated for the Nichols' Fund, online at or by sending a check to:
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, 100 S College Ave Suite 240, Bloomington IN 47404
For other types of gifts or ways to support this fund, contact Meagan Niese, Development Director, at 812-333-9016.
All gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible.

For more details, click here to contact Jud Brewer
27 May 2021 Stephen Roy Barrow, of Bloomington, died in Gillette, Wyoming on May 17, 2021. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
07 May 2021 Stephen Scott "Steve" Alexander, of Indianapolis, died on May 4, 2021. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
30 Oct 2019 Edwin Lee "Ned" Caldwell, a member of the Classes of '67 & '68, died in Bloomington on October 25, 2019. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
02 Jul 2019 William Frank "Bill" Bowers Jr died in Indianapolis on June 29, 2019. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
09 Feb 2019 Scans of the Senior Class and underclass photo pages are now available, from the Jordannus in the Monroe County Library.
01 May 2018 50th Reunion date is set - see the Reunion section below.
01 May 2018 From an extensive search of data, we find that the following members of the Class of '68 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, or has any more information, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
Carlos Jesus Biard, of Portland, Oregon, died December 13, 1988
David Lee Bock, of Warwick, Rhode Island, died June 6, 2011. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
26 Mar 2018 Tom Elam writes: I have lived in India since 1994. I am married to Hutoxi Rogers, an Indian.
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
22 Mar 2018 From an extensive search of the Social Security Death Index and Find-A-Grave, the following members of the Class of '68 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
Jonathan Keith "Jon" Canada, of Englewood, Florida, on February 11, 2003. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
Kathleen Ann Hauser, November 29, 1970. An obituary should be on her Find-A-Grave page soon.
13 Dec 2017 Jeffrey Hanson "Jeff" Lloyd died December 7, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
1 Oct 2017 ATTENTION all graduates of UHS Class of '68!! How on earth can it possibly be 50 years already, where has the time gone? Our 50th Class Reunion will be held Saturday October 6, 2018 in Bloomington, IN, at Oliver Winery from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm. We're hoping to have an informal gathering on Friday night Oct 5, 2018 at Nick's, but more on that later.
1 Oct 2017 Fellow Classmates: We're desperately searching for about half of our classmates and would like your help to see if we can locate as many as possible. Please look at the list of "Lost Classmates / 1968 Information Needed” (below) and encourage anyone you're in communication with to provide their contact info to us, or at the very least an email so we can notify them about any event(s) going forward. Updates can be requested on this page by just clicking on the "Register" or "Update Your Data" links above and following the process and the administrator will update per your request, or you can respond to the initial request you received and respond to We need name, email, phone and mailing addresses. We have posted a date and venue for the reunion on Facebook on the “UHS Alumni (Bloomington, IN)" page and the new "UHS 1968 Class Reunion/Events" page. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help in the planning of our 50th Reunion please contact one of the following classmates.
Meg Graham Arnold Nancy Calloway Fyfe Peg Evans Dick
28 Sept 2017 James M. "Jim Hood died September 21, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
25 Aug 2017 David Leffler writes: Over the past four years I've taken up ballroom dancing. Dancing keeps me fit and I love dancing with my partners and teaching beginning dancers how to share my love for dancing. I've become quite proficient and have worked my way up to taking advanced classes in silver and bronze waltz, silver and bronze foxtrot, rumba, hustle, salsa, American tango, three different kinds of swing (4 count, East coast and jitterbug), Night Club 2 Step and have recently started taking classes in country 2 step and Argentine tango. Eventually I'll get around to West coast swing. I dance in class and go out club dancing nearly every day and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.
4/6/11 Beverly Watkins writes: Greetings to all fellow graduates of UHS Class of '68!!
We are desperately searching for many of our classmates to let them know the UHS Class of '68 Class Reunion (yes, our 43rd) is being held this summer on June 25, 2011 at Chapman's in Bloomington, Indiana at 6pm. If you haven't received an invitation it's because we can't find you! If you know the whereabouts of anyone in our class, please find out if they've received an invitation. For any who have not been notified (and the invitations went out by snail mail) PLEASE send mailing addresses along with any questions to We need to know if you can come, if you're bringing a guest, and receive your check ($45 per person) by May 15. We will send you information on other events that day, hotel rooms available, a registration form and questionnaire as soon as we get your address. You DON'T want to miss this and WE don't want to miss you!!!
Beverly Watkins
Nancy Callaway Fyffe
Linda Wisley Williamson
3/12/11 Marsha Jo (Mahaffey) Deckard, of Bloomington, died March 11, 2011. She was born in Bloomington. A graduate of University High School, she worked for numerous beauty salons in the Bloomington area as a hairstylist and also worked for several years with the Indiana Real Estate Certification Program as an administrative assistant and registration coordinator. She especially enjoyed taking the annual trips to Mexico and other warm climates to help conduct seminars for the company. Marsha especially loved doing things for her family. She felt a pride in getting ready for holidays, being the “hostess with the mostess” and preparing Christmas dinner. She took pride in gardening around her home, attending little league baseball games for the grandkids, knitting scarves and just doing crafts. Anything to be more sociable was what she enjoyed.

Her survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law; her longtime companion, Amy Holte of Bloomington; her parents, Richard and Velma Mahaffey; her sister, Sharon (UHS '65) Belcher and husband Chuck; two grandsons; and two nieces.
3/08/10 Meg Arnold Graham (writing from - but try leaving .com if that doesn't work) says: "Would like to find out about a future Reunion for the class of 1968. Also would like email addresses of former class mates."
1/15/10 Beverly Watkins posts from Indianapolis: "Hi fellow UHS Graduates of 1968!!! I just met with Nancy Callaway Fyffe and we are beginning to lay the groundwork for a possible reunion in 2011...tentatively June 18 or June 25. .We need contact info (emails or otherwise) so please email me with an update for yourself and anyone else in our class with whom you've been in touch lately. Stay tuned...more info to come!!
11/15/09 Chris Westland writes on Nov 14: "I will be visiting Bloomington with my sister (Lynn, who was Class of '70) on Nov 15-16th, 2009, and would like to catch up with old classmates. Please feel free to call me at 312 860 0587 if you would be around and would like to catch up -Chris"
6/29/09 Gregory Lane Mongold, 58, died unexpectedly Tuesday June 23 of an apparent heart attack while riding his tandem bicycle with his wife Linda. He was a longtime math teacher for the MCCSC and currently the Math department chair at Bloomington High School North. He graduated from University High School in 1968 where he played in the Take 5 band. He graduated from the honors math program at I.U. in 1972 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and then received his Master’s of Science from I.U. in 1982.

His passion for bicycling and math were only second to the love and dedication towards his family and friends. He was known throughout the community as a devoted parent, son and husband, as well as a gifted teacher. He brought to his students his passion for mathematics and was known for using song and colorful T-shirts to gather his students into his love of mathematics. He was never too busy to help a friend, fix a bike, or just be there for his many friends. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda Martin Mongold, of Bloomington; his father; two sons; father-in-law; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother.
5/14/09 Sandy Lynch wrote: "I'm glad to see this webpage! A quick update: attended Oberlin College, then IU, taught briefly, spent a few years in publishing in New York City, got homesick for Bloomington, came back, went to work at the RCA television factory in employee relations, then spent 23 happy years at Ford/Visteon in Bedford in human resources. Wrote employee newsletters for nearly 30 years. And guess what, I'm producing a newsletter now for IU's Physical Plant department. Ha ve a great husband of 20+ years, Jack Shelton, and four cats. Spend time with my parents who live in Bell Trace.
6/10/08 David Leffler writes: "After graduating from UHS in '68 I spent two years at IU and then joined the Navy in '70 during the Vietnam conflict. After four years touring the Far East, training and working with nuclear weapons, I returned to the US and worked for eight years as an administrator for Palmcrest Nursing Home in Santa Cruz, CA. I married Sandy Tompkins who was working on the Macintosh project at Apple and began working at Apple Computer in Cupertino, CA in 1983 on the first Apple Macintosh Test Team as a Test Engineer focusing on MacPaint and the LaserWriter project. Later I managed the HyperCard Test Team and various other Apple projects. I moved up to Manager of New Products in the User Programming Group before leaving Apple when Bill Atkinson asked me to lead the test group at General Magic. As "User Champion" I designed and built Video-based Usability Labs all over the world for our business partners (Sony in both Japan and Germany, Phillips Electronics in England, France Telecom, British Cable & Wireless, AT&T in New Jersey, OKI, Fujitsu and others). I wasn't home much and Sandy and I were amicably divorced.
I left General Magic and moved to Paradise, CA when Tom Clancy (the author whom I had met when working for Apple) asked me to design computer based teleconferencing systems for the Kyle Foundation. The Kyle Foundation was an organization for little sick or badly burned kids who were home and in bed, generally looked after by distraught parents. Tom thought that we could give their kid a computer and video connect them right back into the classrooms. The Rand Corporation assisted in determining that the one thing kids feared the most was falling behind in school. For little kids the ability to see and talk to all of their friends and beloved teacher everyday was priceless. I left the Kyle Foundation and created a business plan to open the Apple Macintosh Franchise in Chico. I called in a few favors and ran that business for a few years.
I have finally semi-retired and am still living in Paradise, CA just a few miles above Chico. In the evening I still rewrite papers for the Chief Scientist at OKI, Nat Hosono in Tokyo, Japan, for his presentation to various IEEE and HCI conferences. These are mostly based on cutting edge Human Interface experiments using OKI designed medical emergency procedures, hand-held PDAs and kiosk based banking systems. Recently I rewrote his Doctoral Thesis and he gave me credit in his acknowledgments. I was greatly honored. I still have a few Macintosh office based clients these days but mostly I hike in the beautiful surrounding Sierra Foothill area nearly every day and love nothing more than to be away from computers and out in nature. Basically my life is idyllic and I wouldn't change a single second of my whole life as all my diverse experiences have brought me here."
9/02/07 Nancy Wayne Scott (BHS '68) writes: "I went to University School for Kindergarten, 7th, 8th and 9th grades, but the cost to transfer was too high for my parents so had to go to BHS for the rest of high school. It was nice seeing so many people's names I remember. Even though I didn't graduate from UHS, it would be nice if there was a secondary list somewhere for those of us who went there and went to school/were on Bloomington swim team/etc with kids form UHS, but who had to go to another shool for some reason or other later on, but would like to have contact. Also do you know anything about a page like this for BHS? thanks.

webmaster comment - We are happy to have anyone with a connection UHS register here. You were part of our lives, as we were of yours. Nancy is now listed and identified below as a BHS grad. If you'll look at the Home Page you will find links to pages for BHS (South and North) . They may help you find more info.
7/27/07 Michael McDonald Yoakam of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at his home surrounded by his wife, Caroline Beebe, and daughters Crystal Yoakam and Genevieve Pritchard. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary Bob and Dick Yoakam. He is survived by his brothers Rick Yoakam (UHS '66) and Steve Yoakam (UHS '71) and sisters-in-law; a nephew and a niece; and his mother-in-law; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family that he cherished dearly.

Michael was one of the early managers and builders of the original Bloomingfoods on Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington, then continued for a number of years as Campbell-Yoakam General Contractors, building and remodeling homes and offices in the greater Bloomington area. He shifted gears in 1992 after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications and worked as Director of Distance Education in Continuing Studies at Indiana University and later at North Carolina State University. He coordinated cooperative training programs with a coalition of universities in Russia and travelled there several times to establish technology for early classroom links between the U.S. and cities such as St. Petersburg, Moscow, as well as the MIR Space Station.

Michael was an amazingly gentle man with fierce convictions about the power of peace and understanding as opposed to war and ignorance. He had a subtle off-key sense of humor which kept his family and friends in stitches, and a personal honesty and integrity that was admired by all. He loved swimming, gardening, and mowing on his tractor. He had a great talent for re-using and recycling materials in his homes and as a craftsman was a funky minimalist. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and fondly remembered by his friends and colleagues near and afar. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends commemorate Michael’s interests in learning, media and young people with a gift to the Harmony Education Center’s Youth Media Project. Please send contributions to P.O. Box 1787, Bloomington IN 47402.
5/19/07 I just found a resistration left last September by Chris Westland giving an address in Hong Kong. Be sure to check his web page. -- Margaret (webmaster) who apologizes
4/8/07 Antonio Amaral found this web page and says in email: "Hi - It was nice to find in these WebPages my name and that of some of classmates."
10/22/05 Subject: [UHS] DeAngelo's Pizzeria Co - Friday night (28) for class of '67 and '68 and friends

Hello '67-'68 fellow guineapigs, How about meeting at 6 p.m. at DeAngelo's Pizzeria at Eastland Plaza. I will go there at 5:30 p.m. to stake out space for all of us as they don't take reservations. If you could let me know at if you will be there it will give me an idea of how many places to obtain. Also, I will have my cell phone 801-916-0341. Also, for anyone - tea at Border's at 9 p.m. (also at Eastland) - Ciao, Elaine Caldwell Emmi <>

2620 E 3RD ST BLOOMINGTON, IN 47401 - 5339 (812) 961-0008
6/17/05 Greg Mongold writes "Regarding what I'm doing - I'm still teaching mathematics in the local schools: Bloomington HS South in particular. I also work with the other schools as the corporation's math curriculum coordinator. My wife and I are active bicycle riders. We began taking dance lessons two years ago - wish we had done that years ago. Our oldest son has graduated from IU and our youngest son is a sophomore at Purdue."
4/8/05 Ann McDonald Clark writes: I spent two years at IU. Then I moved to Texas and graduated with a degree in Nursing from Texas Woman's University. I married at age 28 and spent the next 17 years traveling in the Army with my husband. We spent 7 years overseas. I have four children. My oldest daugher just graduated from IU with a degree in computer science and math. My middle daughter is a manager for a fine jewelry department in Bloomington. My third daughter and son are still at home in High School. We live in a multi-generational home (three separate living quarters) with my sister, and my aging mother. I am currently the director of Lactation Services for Bloomington Hospital.
2/18/05 Stephen Burks writes: " I am currently an assitant professor of economics and management at the University of Minnesota, Morris, a small liberal arts college in the west central Minnesota prairie run by the University of Minnesota. My wife Laura and I have a daughter, 6, and a son, 3."
10/14/04 Laura Gilligan Reed writes that Cathy McNamara Korenich died on Oct 12, 2004 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Laura had written that Cathy was waiting for a lung transplant.
10/1/04 Hallie White Sepsi writes: "I spent four years at the University school as a member of the class of '68, when my father was stationed at N.A.D. Crane IN. He was then due to be transferred to a new base, which would have meant that I would be a senior in a new school (perish the thought!). So I took Jr.& Sr. English during my final year at UHS, and graduated early, with the class of '67. Made many wonderful friends in both classes.

Reunion Information

Oct. 6, 2018 50th Class Reunion - Oliver Winery, Bloomington - 6:30 to 9:30
For contact persons, please see above.
June 25, 2011 - 43rd Reunion
Chapman's, Bloomington 6:00 pm
contact Beverly Watkins with addresses and to get information
October 29, 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'68 - Ed Caldwell & Pauline, Laura Gilligan Reed, Gary McGee, Judy Reiberg, Linda Wisley Williamson & Randy

To see the Find-A-Grave page, click here
Then copy the number into the "# Memorial ID" field.

Updated 04 Mar 2024