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Updated 8/24/2020




Welcome to your class of 1961 web page, and our new site, last updated on August 24, 2020. This page is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox. To make sure you are looking at the most recent page, please refresh your browser. We have moved to a new server, and a more appropriate web address, <>.

Not getting the Newsletter? Contact Donna [from panel on the left] to sign up. These newsletters have a lot of current information about classmates and are only $5 a year. Newsletters are published in April and October. Sorry for the late April newsleter this year. The folks who print our newsletter are considered a non-essential business.

We have just been informed that one of our classmates, Beverly J. Reeves Andrews, passed at the end of February, 2020. Bev was a fixture at nearly all of our reunions and will be missed.

We are also saddened to hear about the passinng of Gary Hogle in mid May of 2020.

Fellow classmate Joe Ervin passed away recently.

We are sad to report that Helen Waterbury passed in mid August, 2020.

One of our former teachers, Mr. DeRose, passed away on April 30, 2020 at age 92.

A complete list of all classs members we have lost can be found on the link to the left entitled "1961 Class List & Obituaries."

All of us are now aware of the COVID-19 virus and the havoc it is having on lives. Unfortunatley, many people are hoarding suppies and some stores (shame on them) are charging high prices for some products, including sanitary gel like Purell, and some of the alcohol products. And be aware that there is a lot of Chinese hand gel on the market that contains methyl alcohol. Many stores have pulled it from their shelves, but one cannot be sure that all have done so. I have seen some bottle labels written totally in Chinese, so unless you are fluent in Mandarin, beware of them. Methanol (aka) Methyl alcohol is a poisonous substance that is absobed through the skin, where it can cuase some serious side effects. Use of it over a long time period will cause liver failure, kidney failure, and in some people - loss of vision which is not reverseable. Simply breathing the vapors is dangerous. Please be aware of what you are using.

So, being a chemist by background, I have made a video on how to make a Purell equivalent at home with common chemicals you may have or can be bought at many stores such as Meijer's, Walmart, Walgreens, CVC, Dollar stores, etc. Aloe vera gel can be hard to find, so you can use a "Sun after" gel found at Walgreens as a complete substitute, as well as some others as shown in the video. Check out the video if you are interested in how to make your own sanitizer. My directions differ a bit from what has been shown on TV, and I give a reason why this is so. Because of our age, and underlying health conditions, we are at a higher risk. So, with that in mind, stay healthy.

Here is the link: How to make your own disinfectant hand gel at home:

We need some help in locating classmates who had the most recent newsletter returned as undeliverable. If you know anybody from the list below, please ask them to contact us. Or, if you know someone who knows them, please ask that person to help provide a contact.

Do you have contact information for any of these people?

Sheila M. Thomas Heiser
Mary Lou A. Sleeper Tiedeman
Judith A. Phillips Pierson
Maxine Underwood Wainwright
Carolyn S. Bolles Robison
David M. Castillo
Russell L. McElmurry
Richard D. Silcox
Dan B. Carpenter
Thomas C. Price
Dorothy M. Stewart Franks
Brenda K. Graves Meister (found)
Bruce D. Smith
Kal Ryder
Jack D. Rainbolt
Colleen L. Fournier Olson
David J. Marsh (found)
Mary J. Kramer Brown
Jerri-Lou Elya Gray
Jerry Ericks

On the left panel, You can also select links to the content pages. "Archives" are 1961 yearbook photos, teacher photos, and other photos of general interest. "E-mail addresses" are listed for those who have given us permission. "Reunions" are pictures from past reunions going back to the 45th. "1961 Class list" is a list of all members in our class. Sadly, there is also a link to classmate obituaries that we are aware of. "Juke Box" is a music player that has the top songs from every year during the 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond including some original video - plus some other neat stuff. This replaces another juke box that was getting some copyright issues. "Nostalgia" is an area to rekindle old memories; we currently have a story about JD's and links to some old Lansing landmarks. "Missing people" is a list of classmates we cannot locate. "News" is about some things going on relating to our classmates.and sadly some obituary notices. Use the "Contact Us" link to share information or ask questions. We're always in search of information pertinent to a former classmate.


Have a great Summer.


Your Committee


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