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 DOUG REHPOHL '60

 BEVERLY (ROBERTS) RENE


 Jerome S. "Jerry" Rogers, 67, Dundee,
died Aug. 1, 2008, at his home of melanoma.
Mr. Rogers was born 1941 in Long Beach, Calif., a son of James and Ina Lee Rogers. He grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Millikan High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army Artillery at Fort Lewis, Wash., and returned to Long Beach after his discharge and worked in machinery sales.
He married Ruth Bold Sasser in September 1970. They lived in California and moved to Dundee in 1992 to be near family. He served on the Dundee City Council and was also a member of the American Legion, Post 21, in McMinnville.
Remembrances: American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research, 0330 SW Curry St., Portland, OR 97201.
From: The Hillsboro Argus
Posted 8.25.08


JANET SCHMEICHEL '60
 VICKI STOCKDALE '60
 BARBARA (STRONG) SCOTT '60

Gary Stout--Class of 1960
Gary passed away from Pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2006 in Mobile Alabama.  He had a great life and was retired at 50 but died before all his dreams were realized.  He married Pam Witt, class of 1965.

DENNIS SWETS '60
  MARGARET T. (PEGGY TENNEBAUM) ALPER '60
DATE: Sunday, October 24, 1999
SOURCE: By Richard A. Knox, GLOBE STAFF
MARGARET T. ALPER, 56; EDITOR, STUDENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
A funeral will be held today for Margaret T. (Peggy) Alper of Boston, an editor at Houghton Mifflin Co., who died Friday of cancer. She was 56.
Friends and family said that Mrs. Alper battled sarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer, for the past decade with a determined optimism.
Despite periodic setbacks and frequent surgical procedures, Mrs. Alper refused to let her illness halt her work or her walking treks around the world, including a hike across England two years ago.
Mrs. Alper was a passionate student of foreign cultures, an enthusiasm kindled in high school when she was an American Friends Service exchange student in Turkey, forging a lifelong friendship with her host family.
After earning degrees in English and education at the University of
Washington and Boston University, Mrs. Alper became a specialist in English as a second language. In the 1960s she taught as a volunteer in Venezuela and in Nicaraguan orphanages.
Born in San Francisco, she came to Boston in 1970, engaging in community service in the Latino community in Waltham and building a career as an editor of language and social studies textbooks at Houghton Mifflin, Addison Wesley, and other publishing companies.
Mrs. Alper believed so strongly in the value of foreign travel and
multilingualism that she funded study trips for a number of young people, many of whom never knew who their benefactor was.
"She did things in a quiet, unassuming way, never looking to claim
authorship or credit," said her husband, Frederic Alper. Mrs. Alper was a benefactor of many causes, including Planned Parenthood and handgun control. She was also a voracious reader, an Anglophile, and a member of the Jane Austen and Trollope Societies who loved to visit literary sites in the English countryside.
"She had great curiosity about the world and maintained connections with people all over the world," said Peggy Glass, a close friend and former Auburndale neighbor. "She had a sprightliness about her. I will always remember her recently flinging a backpack on her back to go off and discover some new thing."
In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons, Michael of San Francisco and Jeremy of New York City; and a brother, Kenneth Tennen of Los Angeles.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. in Levine Chapel in Brookline. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park.

 

Don Young DON YOUNG (1942-1994)
Don was our 1960 Senior Class President. Don was a successful restaurateur. He co-owned Alejandros in Los Alamitos with his family until 1987 when he moved to Paso Robles and bought The Scoreboard, a sports bar. He ran it until he became ill with cancer. He passed away June 26, 1994. He always thought of his school years as a wonderful time in his life and remained friends with Mike Tracy and Terry Smith as well as many others. Don was married three times and he fathered three sons, Mike, Travis and Matt and one daughter, Karon Lenarth. We will miss him.

 

BJORN WALTERS '60
(foriegn exchange student. Received this information in mid-September but details are lacking. Will get more information later.)

 


Howard "Hubbie" Watson '60

It is with deep regret I have confirmed the death of my good friend Howard "Hubbie" Watson. Howard (class of 1960) was living in Las Vegas at the time and died as a result of Ocular Melanoma (eye cancer).
 
1960" All City B Player Of The Year".
So long pal and remember to save the middle Line Backer spot for me.
 
I'm sorry but I don't know the date
 
From: Kent Wood (61)




  David E. Meyer (Millikan 1960) in April of this year; he was the brother of Gordon Meyer (Millikan 1965).
Dave was a graduate of Northern Arizona Univ. and had worked as a real-estate broker in Twentynine
Palms for many years. He was married to the former Elizabeth Hatch; they had a daughter, a son, and two
grandchildren, all of whom survive him.
From:
Gary Ashcraft (Millikan 1965)
email: garyandpeggy@earthlink.net

 
Jeneane (Johnson) Taylor passed away on 2/28/07. She was a Millikan High School 1960 graduate.
 
From: Donna (Osborne) Stafford

Helen (Dundus) Wennekamp passed away on Friday
Feb.1, 2008. You can see more information about her
life at www.wennekamp.com/helen
From: Donna (Osborne) Stafford  

Terry Frank
 '60 classmate pass on Oct. 6 and he was just at out 50-51st reunion.  

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This is from Judy Snodgrass

Those we love stay with us,
for love itself lives on.
And cherished memories never fade
because a loved ones gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a world apart,
for as long as there are memories
they'll live on in the heart.

Webmaster Note: This list is open to all Millikan classmates, but I only have yearbook photos for '57, '58, '59, and '60.

IF you have any information regarding a student who graduated from Robert A. Millikan between the years 1957 to the present please send a copy of that information to Paul at: wpkona@yahoo.com


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