April 04, 1945 Owner of Stateline Printing Co Married 3
Interests: Golfing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Sandra Scott (Yost)
December 31, 1944 Retired Registered Nurse Married 3
Moved to South Bend, Indiana after graduation. Went to Indiana University at South Bend and received Nursing degree. Have 3 grown sons (really handsome), 9 grandchildren and am now retired from nursing. Retirement can be a little tedious! My husband is a minister and we have traveled overseas to assist Missionaries. Still miss Beloit at times. I am living in a suburb of Indianapolis.
Randolph ("Morgan") Sharpe
June 22, 1945 Carpenter Divorced
March 28, 1945 Retired Married
1963 - 1967 Served in U S Navy and serverd a tour of duty in Vietnam and completed a world cruise.
1965-Married Peggy Boyd and we are looking forward to our 50th. wedding anniversay next year. We have two sons, Scott and Corey and four grand children.
1978- Went to work for Parker Hannifin Corp. and moved to Florida and was marine marketing manager until 1989 an and then was transfered back to Colorado and retired after thirty years as teritory manager on July 7th. 2007 lucky number 7-7-07
1984- Graduated from Tampa College with Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in marketing and a minor in management
Both Peggy and I enjoy retirement spending time with family, sight seeing and traveling the country .
Look forward to seeing you all at the reunion
October 15, 1945 Retired Married 3
We are enjoying wonderful retirement years in Maine. Live on the water in the woods with amazing summers and falls, especially the magnificient fall foliage colors. Daily cocktail cruises to watch the sunsets are very special times. We even love the winters! With the amount of company we have I think we run the only free B&B in Maine.
I have 3 children, 3 step children and 13 grandchildren ... and they're not done!
We love to travel internationally and in the last 12 months have been on safari in Tanzania, a wedding and travel in Israel, and just got back from 3 weeks in Indonesia.
I have very fond memories on my years and friends at BMS. Happy reunion!
Shirley Spahos (Pena)
October 22, 1945 Retired Divorced 4
I spent the first 15 years after graduation being a "goodie two shoes", during which time I married for 8 years to a domineering X@#$X whose only redeeming qualities were that he was extremely goodlooking and didn't drink alcohol. I had three children, and six miscarriages from that union, so it wasn't all bad.
At the age of 35 and the weight of 420 I had a gastric bypass. I put myself through college and graduated in '93 with a MBA in Criminal Justice. By then I had lost 280 lbs. I did go to our 30-year reunion that year, but lost all contacts during a fire that occurred while I was in Europe.
My youngest daughter and closest friend joined the Navy giving me the opportunity to travel extensively without having to spend outrageous amounts of money on hotel bills. I was able to complete a few dreams of going to Westminster Abbey, riding a camel in Aftrica and going to the top of the Eiffel Tower. While I was living in Spain, I went to the "Running of the Bulls" in Pamploma while playing in the Spanish National Pool Tournament, in which I came in 3rd place in all of Spain and Portuagl.
I never was able to get a postion using my degree, but I had my own baking business with sweet breads selling them all over Chicago. I was poor, uneducated, fat and stressed with 3 children to raise during the first half of my life. I didn't save any money when I had it, but I have a lot of great memories.
I had numerous foster children (unintentionally). Just couldn't turn them away. We did a lot of camping and fishing, and I also became a pretty good dancer. I have 5 grandchildren, one of which just finished naval boot camp.
I did a lot more, but that's for my autobiography.
Gloria Stanford (Ward)
November 21, 1944 Customer Service Mgr Married 2
Married to Dick 50 years in December, will celebrate at our granddaughter's wedding. Lived in CT and SC while Dick served in the US Navy.
Son in southern Indiana and daughter in Beloit. Very proud of their accomplishments and our 5 grandchildren. We have 2 great-grandchildren and another due in late October. Also 2 step-grandsons and a step-great grandson. I've been involved in the last 3 years with my great-daughter's benefit "Battle for Brielle." We know time is not good as there is no cure and children with Tay-Sach's disease have a life span of 3 to 5 years. She will be 4 in October.
Bowling 45 years. President of the local women's association for almost 20 years. Participated in local leagues and tournaments, and state and national tournaments for about 30 years. Dick and I have traveled all over the USA for my bowling excursions...many times making it our vacation. I was inducted into the Beloit Bowling HOF for Superior Performance and Meritorious Service in 2002, and still bowl today. This is a family sport and I have some awesome bowlers in my family...we start them young.
Hunting since 1969. Dick and I continue this family tradition with our children and grandchildren and soon great-grandson.
Nascar racing...travel to races a couple times a year...best trip is to Bristol, TN...awesome area. Have met great people from across the USA and meet up with them each year.
Hope to do more travel after retirement. Enjoy life, we only have one trip. Almost lost Dick last year but we had an excellent neuro-surgeon. Dick is doing much better these days.
I will celebrate 45 years at Altra Industrial Motion (Warner Electric Brake and Clutch) this year. After about 5 years at Warner I returned to Blackhawk Tech. to further my education and later Dana University. I'm currently Customer Service Manager, supporting 6 of our manufacturing facilities. I enjoy my work (yes, still working) with plans to retire as soon as we complete transition to a new software -- I promised I'd stay until this is completed. So I've extended my retirement date about 3 times. Through work I've traveled the USA as well as to England and Scotland to visit with customers and some of our off-shore manufacturing facilities that we support. Scotland is very beautiful...historical castles, churches. I visited a church in Brechin, Scotland, from the 1100 era, they still hold services there, cobblestone roads, and most buildings of stone. Just an awesome place to visit.
Sarah Strong (Norton)
Computer documentation and content Married 2
I graduated in June '67 from Stanford University with a BA in English Literature and a minor in History and Philosophy. I worked at the Alumni Office on campus for three years during the fun times of demonstrations and bra-burnings. In August '68, in the Beloit First Congregational Church, I married Nile Norton, who had been a fellow member of the Stanford Choir and was teaching high school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In'70, we took off for Vienna, Austria, where Nile studied voice at the music academy on a Fullbright scholarship. I studied German and gave birth to our first son, Gray. We stayed for two years before returning to Stanford, where Nile started his doctorate, and we had our second son, Andrew.
After two years in Whittier, CA, we moved to Davenport, Iowa, Nile's home town. Nile taught for four years at Augustana College in Moline, Illinois. In 1981, we moved back to the Bay Area, where Nile started a 20-year stint teaching music at Foothill College. I went back to work in 1982 after staying at home with the kids for ten years. I reentered by writing a book on Home Lighting for Sunset. Then I began as an editor for a small educational computer company, became a technical writer, and finally managed a "content group" that wrote books and online documentation for the whole product line.
In 1996, got an offer from Microsoft to move there and become a Senior Technical Editor in their Developer Tools division. After one year, became manager of a documentation group doing Digital TV. Then spent several years as a Documentation Manager in the Windows Division, doing everything from paper docs, help systems, and Web sites. Spent several years writing and managing in the Mobile Telephone group as a contractor after I left full-time. Have been doing smaller projects through the last few years as time allows.
We do lots of traveling and get involved in lots of music and multimedia projects.
Looking forward to the reunion!
January 08, 1945
Theatrical, Musical and Entertainment Highlights:
Army Entertainment Director 1970-1972 (Decorated by the Secretary Of The Army)
Theatrical Producer: Many productions including the Chicago Premier of the musical Zorba 1972.
Credits include Grammy Winner Hazel Payne of A TASTE OF HONEY (Boogie, Oogie, Oogie).
Worked with mentor and three time Grammy Winner Jimmie Haskell 1976 – 2013 (Bridge Over Troubled Waters [Simon & Garfunkle], Ode To Billy Jo [Bobbie Gentry], If You Leave Me Now [Chicago].
Produced Grammy and CMA Winner, Jeannie Kendall [The Kendalls] (Heaven’s Just A Sin Away) latest albums: Her 1st solo album 2003, Jeannie Kendall and her 2nd, You Just Don’t Get Me – Do You? 2005 (Produced the music video starring Karen Black [Easy Rider & Five Easy Pieces]).
Produced the compilation album: Rx For Lonely Housewives and Desperate Lovers 2007 that includes Joey Scarbury [Greatest American Hero – Believe It Or Not I’m Walking On Air], Jim Glaser, Steve Warnier, Bonnie Koloc, Alan Jackson, Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, and Billie Holiday.
Kay Swearingen (Taube)
September 04, 1945 Retired university administrator Committed Relationship
Reunited with a man I'd known in the mid-1970's. We've been together for over 7 years. Through this relationship I have 2 grandchildren. Since retiring we've been traveling -- Europe, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.