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07/21/20 10:10 PM #45    

Richard Kendell


I thought I would add a comment just for the sake of background and context.  About 8 months ago I got a call from Mike Stoddard ( out of the blue) to join him and a few others for lunch.  I really valued his reaching out to me. This lunch/get together is open to all OHS alums.  Since then I have attended 5-6 lunch meetings and enjoyed each one of them.  I learned that Mike had experienced som poor health but I didn't know any details. Later, the announcemwent was made that Mike had passed away.  I waited for an announcement of a viewing, funeral, or graveside service.  None was forthcoming and I learned that Mike was laid to rest the day after he died.  At one of the luncheons the suggestion was made to contact Caroline and see if a few friends could do something to recognize his life.  She agreed and a date was set for a get together to pay our respects.  About 240 invitations were sent out.  About 30 of us got together at Mount Ogden Park.  There was a moment of silence in Mike's honor and introductions and comments from all who attended.  It was a nice event, thanks to many who reserved the bowery, sent out notices, and provided signage for the event.  I think the family members in attendance appreciated this gesture very much.  The legal help and other related activities led by Dennis Gladwell resulted from the early contact with Caroline and other close friends like Mike Daz.  There are some needs in this case and luckily several OHS alums could help out. Of course we should do this for every classmate who has passed away and not had the opportunity for a funeral or similar service.  Our failure to do this for others results, I think, from just not knowing who has passed away and the circumstances experienced at the end of their lives.  Please count me in to recognize and help with others.  I am sure that this sentiment will be felt by virtually everyone.. Best wishes to you al..  Rich Kendell OHS '61


07/23/20 08:19 AM #46    

James Nichols

Some of you may remember me as Nick or Nicky. I live on the east coast so I do not have the opportunity to participate in any of the lovely events the class has. Maybe I will be lucky  one day when I am visiting Utah and can attend one of the men's luncheons. I have been following the posts concerning the celebration of Mike Stoddards life and I feel that it is time to put this to rest before more things are said that will be regretted. We should just focus on showing love for each other and being supportive especially during the difficult time we are in with the pandemic. Stay safe everyone and have long and healthy lives. 

07/24/20 05:08 AM #47    


Nolan Archibald

I just wanted to add my voice to that of Madeline's, Dennis, Richard, Bill, Jackie and all the other positive comments about having a memorial and paying tribute to Mike Stoddard. I think what Richard Kendall and Dennis Gladwell did for Mike's wife was fabulous. if there ever was an icon for our class it was Mike Stoddard. I always wanted to "be like mike". May he rest in peace and comfort to his dear wife. 


07/25/20 12:12 PM #48    


Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

Thanks Nolan for your reply.   You were a 10 always and never had to be like

Mike.   We have all loved you since trying to get you in Edna Hardy's class at

Polk School.   But Mr. Ellis would never give you up.    May I have a correct email

address for you.


See you at the 60th in 2021.

07/26/20 05:53 AM #49    


Nolan Archibald

Madeline, my email address is:

07/28/20 01:27 PM #50    


Gene Newman

I would like to say thanks to those who pulled together Mike's memorial; especially Dennis, Madeline, Richard.  Since about the 30 year reunion I have  enjoyed working with many of those who have been responsible for our get-togethers.  I have observed that it has been the same people (about 30, maybe 40 total) who have been the "doers."  They are all volunteers.  For the 50th reunion, which I was asked to chair, we started with five at the first planning dinner at my house and ended up with about twenty who were the "doers" that brought about one of the best reunions I have heard of.  It was amazing the support I got in asking those who came together to pull it off.  We have a great class.  This website that brings us together has been the great work of Wynn Phillips.  He is one that is always there making things happen with little recognition.  Dennis Gladwell did an amazing job on the 30th reunion.  Madelline is amazing; we all love you.  Garth is another.  Aloma (rip) kept the history of every classmate as they made the news and she contributed that.  Lynn Van Wagenen, by himself without even being asked, made a keepsake video of our 50th reunion at cost.  Bill Tribe, the one-man band and MC...amazing.  Claudia R and Judy Mc--  What an amazing sock-hop, not to be forgotten.  Kent Coleman for his bowling alley.  John Nelson, Linda Fowler and Madeline our entertainers-  We will always remember the "little things".  Our thanks to all you "doers" and a special invitation to all others who have good ideas and thoughts to join in and participate yourself with the "doers".   WE HAVE A BIG 60TH COMING SOON.  


07/29/20 02:51 PM #51    

Dennis Gladwell

Dear Class of 61.  I was just informed by the Legacy house, that our very good friend, Dave Grey, died three days ago. I have no further details.  We should all hope for a viewing or a celebration of life from his sons who have been pretty devoted to their dad this last year.  Dennis Gladwell

07/30/20 07:30 AM #52    

David Friese

I have a great memory of Dave Gray. After graduating from Ogden High, several of us went to Weber State Collrge and joined the Excelsior Men's Club. Dave Gray was a great baseball player and he received enough money from playing ball to buy a new white Corvette convertible. I remember that at that time I was so envious of Dave. That car was so beautiful! That fall Excelsior Men's Club built a float for Homecoming. Dave pulled the float with that brand new white Corvette convertible! Dave was such a fun person to be around. I still have a white a Corvette convertible and think of Dave when I go for a drive. David Friese

07/31/20 11:40 AM #53    

Dean Hughes

Dave Gray always walked slightly pigeon-toed, with his right foot turned in just a bit.  Someone said he had a mild case of polio as a boy.  I don't know.  I only know that Dave Gray was not just the best athlete of our class; he was the coolest.  I'm embarrassed now to admit it--and I never have before--but I started faking his walk. I tried to turn my right foot in a little and lean forward more than was natural to me.  I wanted to be like Dave Gray.  But I wasn't. I never will be.  Still, he and I were friends and I cheered for him when he reached the major leagues and agonized over the injury that forced him out of baseball.  We were children back then, weren't we?  We didn't know what life would do to us or where it would take us.  But those were wondrous days when life was in front of us.  And these are painful days as one after another, we are all departing.  What memories though.  And it's easier to love all of us, and each of us, as we never could when we were so young.

08/02/20 07:00 AM #54    


Bill Wade

Dave Gray and I had a dubious past. He never knew it but I secretly both admired and despised him. Not for what he ever did to me but because I couldn't be him. We played against each other in Ogden City Recrecrational leagut. I pitched against him in Jr. High and my knees trembled when I came up to bat against him. His fast ball was both a thing of beauty and a thing to be feared. I dropped out of baseball in high school because I knew that if I stayed on the team I would be sitting on the bench. He was awsome from the first time we ever competed as 12 year olds. By the time he was 12, the pro-scouts were already looking at him attending our games at Liberty Park.

His dad came to every game and many of the practices. He went to spring training with Dave when he went to the bigs. His dad said that Bob Feller, hall of fame fast ball pitcher for the Boston Reds and Daves pitching coach, told him that Dave was one of the fastest pitchers he had ever seen. Coming from someone like Feller that was, indeed, high praise.

Dave was number three in a string of great pitchers to come out of OHS; Kenny Hunt, who pitched in the world series, Kenny Williamson whose life was cut short in an automobile accident, and Dave. I am proud to say I knew all three.

I'm sure there will be more great pitchers in OHS's future but his name should be etched on the halls as a legend.

10/23/20 07:48 PM #55    


Wynn Phillips

Fellow Classmates -

I am sure there are a number of you who have a parent or parents who attended OHS in the early years. My father, Thomas "Ray" Phillips was a Senior in 1933 at OHS. I have the 1933 Classicum. If any of you have a person who was at OHS in 1931 - 1933, I would be glad to find their picture and scan it for you. The OHS building we know was first attended in August 1937, so the Class of '33 attended, I believe, was on 25th Street in Ogden.

You can email me directly at if you would like a scanned page.


Wynn C. Phillips
801-510-1404 | 161 W 4100 N | Pleasant View UT |

10/24/20 06:20 AM #56    


Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

Wynn, my mothrr Maria Harames graduated from Ogden High.  Harames was her last name before

she married my father, George Pappas.     I would love a photo of her.   Mother jumped a grade, but

she would be in your year book.   Linda Marocchi's mother graduated with Mother too.

Linda has no email, and sorry I do not know her mother's last name then.


Thanks a million too.   I am recovering well, and Judy Grossenbach did get a hold of me.


Madeline Pappas Coleman 

10/26/20 07:37 PM #57    


Wynn Phillips

Madeline - The Classicum 1933 only has pictures of the Seniors for that year. I did not find your mother in the senior photos. It does not show photos or names of juniors or sophomores as I expected.



10/27/20 09:07 AM #58    


Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

Thank you for trying.


10/28/20 09:41 AM #59    

Garth Westover

Madeline, you mother, Maria Harames, was in the class of 1934.


09/04/21 11:41 AM #60    


Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

This is one hell of an appreciation to WYNN PHILLIPS that has done so much for the class of 1961.   He of all of us derservs much appreciation.   He has never asked for one red cent for all he has been doing on the website, and I am sure he never would.   I would appreciate it very much each of you reading this, please send

WYNN PHILLIPS $5. 00 or if you see him at your men's luncheon on September 16, 201 at Ligori's in Ogden, Utah, pleasae compensate him.    If Wynn is mad at this request, then let it be, as he scares me none.   Now, Gene Newman and Al Foulkes do scare me.

Madeline Pappas Coleman,   


Wynn Phillips

161 West 4100 North

Pleasant View, Utah 84414




09/22/21 04:53 PM #61    

Janice Roberts (Mozley)

Dear Wonderful generous classmates...

Since I don't have addresses for everyone who donated to my sudden financial crisis due to Jake's death and

loss of income, I thought this would be a way to express my great gratitude for your help, though I would prefer to write personal notes to each of you.

It was frightening to discover I'd have to move when rent was due on the first....Madeline is an amazing and

wonderful friend who helped more than imaginable, and others sent donations through an emergency "Go fund me" which was quickly set up, and  others gave donations to Madeline at the reunion which she sent to me.

We had planned to come to the reunion until the sudden onset of "acute kidney disease" then 2 kinds of cancer

struck Jake and took his life in two months time to plan or do anything but to keep on living from day to day. 

I'm so very thankful for your kind and generous help.....such loving friends! I'm thankful for each donation and for each of you and your kind words of support and the many beautiful cards!

May each of you be blessed with good health and all of the resources that you need!

Big hugs and heartfelt gratitude to each one...and thank you to those who have prayed for me....I feel like I'm being carried in loving arms of our Father!


Janice Roberts Mozley  if you'd like to keep in touch...I love hearing from old friends! 

phone: 925 855 9708


08/27/22 11:32 AM #62    

Judee Robb (Stanley)

I don't have much to say except I didn't have a stroke. I had an anuerism in my brain so I  was out of it for a while. I can't think as fast as I used to, but I am well. And I am very glad to still be here.

We did have an amazing class of '61. I appreciate all that the class does as a group and individually. Some of the class meets and organizes and makes us proud. 

Thank you 61 grads for all you do.

Judee Stanley


08/27/22 03:15 PM #63    

Marshall Benowitz


I am so sorry to learn of your recent medical issue and I am very, very happy to learn that your health is improving. All my best wishes.

Marshall Benowitz

08/28/22 07:43 PM #64    

Jim Whited

Judee I hope you're doing well.How did we get to the point all this stuff happens.Hope Chuck is doing well.

01/30/23 09:20 AM #65    


Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

Dear Classmates,

   I just finished my 26th Radiation Treatment, and I am recovering well.   I had to recovery so Bill Wade won't worry about the 65th Class renuion.   Many many thanks to to Janice Roberts Mozley for all her prayers and Telephone VIA prayers, and all those checking on me weekly.   To Karma Grenwell Sorensen, for all her cards and phone calls, along with Sandy Sachter Sowerby, Judee Robb Stanley, and Pat Kern Cahoon for all their love and concerns.  We have known each other since the 1st Grade and also Sacred Heart Academy.   To that silly Jack and Bonnie Wahlen, you are the funniest and greatest.  Thank you for your support, and hurry back from Arizona.


01/31/23 10:04 AM #66    

Janice Roberts (Mozley)

Yea!!!! Madeline, you are a TROUPER....COURAGEOUS, and  HILAROUS no matter what you face! .I am so proud of you! What a woman! I want to be like you when I grow up!  I've always been such a "wuss"...(is that a word???) I'm rejoicing here in rainy California that your treatments are DONE...and you've never lost your sense of humor or courage! I'm continuing to pray LONG LIFE and GOOD HEALTH for you, not just because I love you, but because we need YOU to keep us going and to be encouraged and to remember what FUN is! (Ok, I need help! I was in bed for a nap yesterday (lots of stress from a daughter) and woke up at 6:00 p.m.....realized our son had come to pick up some things, and I hadn't heard him knocking or coming in...he said later "I saw the car was there so assumed you were out with friends!"  Nope, I was out like a light!!!

Is this what 80 foretells? My birthday was only in Dec!!!!  Know that I /we love you dear're the best friend I could ever ask for!  Love you, Janice

01/31/23 07:19 PM #67    

Jim Whited

sorry to learn you've been going through all of that. Hope you don't need chemo. Best wishes, Jim

02/16/24 10:46 AM #68    

Roger Wise

Hi everyone, 

I have been reading ohs61 recently and realized I haven't posted in a long time.  I'm still alive.  I'm enjoying my family and enjoying watching it grow. Three great grandchildren now.  
I now have a cancer of the blood and bone, multiple myeloma.  I've had it for five years.  It's not supposed to be fatal but it does cause immune system problems.  So I am mostly limited in face to face interactions with people to avoid any infections.  I'm reminded of many of you with whom I have lost touch.  
Best wishes to all.  Especially you who make this forum possible and contribute to it.  Nice memories.  

02/27/24 09:27 AM #69    


Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

Get ready for the 63 rd Class Reunion by making sure

you choose your food choice on our website first.

second:  Make out your check to OHS Class of 61

third:  Mail your check to Wynn Phillips at: 161 West 4100 North

                                                                     Pleasant View, Utah 84414

Try to get your checks to Wynn as soon as possible.

A very special get well to classmate Bill Tribe whom is under going

a very expensive Cancer.   We love you Bill Tribe and we are all here for

you.     Madeline Pappas Coleman


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