Kayhi Nifty-Fifties Reunion
By Louise Brinck Harrington
Photos by Bob Terhar (Class of '59)
July 26, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska - One hundred and seventeen people attended
the "Kayhi Nifty Fifties Reunion," held in Ketchikan
over the Fourth of July weekend.
The celebration began with
a no-host bar and cocktail party at Jeremiah's on July 1st, followed
by an evening banquet at the Ted Ferry Center on July 2nd. A
picnic and barbecue at Ward Lake took up the afternoon of the
3rd and the celebration culminated with the 4th-of-July parade
and class float.
A local committee did the work
behind the scenes, organizing, setting up and decorating for
events. The committee included Judy (Garrison) Auger, Gail (Meader)
Alguire, Jeanne (Traversy) Burlison, Michael Cusack, Maxine (Munter)
Doyle, Mike Ellis, Shirley (Gregson) Mossburg, Frank (Sonner)
Murphy, Kay (Benson) Sims, Terry Storm, Diane (Clark) Thomas,
Larry Tillotson and Sheila (Bucey) Zastrow.
The reunion included the classes
of 1950 through 1959. Twenty-three classmates attended from the
class of 1957 and 21 from 1955. These two classes boasted the
Around the table--Terry
Storm (his wife is hidden), Carl Corbin,
Diane Clark Thomas and Judy Nelson Ridinger.
Audrey (Stump) Gilbert
('57), Jim Miller ('57), Dick Miller ('58 partly hidden), Abbre
(Tucker) Madsen ('58), Margot (MacKenzie) Miller ('59).
Clark ('54) and Dianne
Stump, Lynda (Davidson) and Bob ('54) Adams.
Diane (Clark) Thomas
('57), George Selig , Sheila (Bucey) Zastrow.
Frank (Sonner) Murphy
('56), Bev (Patotzka) Ohlson ('58), Fran Murphy (Sonner's mom)...
Jim and Gail (Meader)
Algquire, Bob Thomas ('57).
Left to right--Des
Moore, Bob and Diane (Clark) Thomas, Rosie and George ('57) Mackie,
George Selig with back to camera..
Left to right--Karen
(King) Eichner, Jean (Smith) Hunt ('55), Marlene (Wingren) Scanlon,
Margot (MacKenzie) Miller ('59).
Lynda and Bob Adams,
Arlene (Creed) Patterson ('55).
Miller ('59) and friend.
Miller and Carl Corbin.
Mary Beth (Thompson)
Vincent, Maureen (Kinerk) Karlson ('55),
Penne (Simonsen) Maddox ('55).
Mr. Thygeson, Beverly
(Baker) Thygeson ('56), Sandra (McGregor) Fenswick ('56), Judy
(Burt) Kinsmann ('55), John Kinsmann ('55).
Nancy (Tew) Heacock,
Kay Linne, Gerda (Nergaard) Knudson ('53).
Nifty Fifties' Fourth-of-July
On the deck at the
Landing. Under the awning--Tam Murphy, Karen and Werner Sund.
Penny and Mike Cusack
Rich ('56) and Kay
Steve Shrum ('58),
Abbre (Tucker) Madsen ('58), Mr. Watts,
Sandra Adams Watts ('58), unknown.
Tore and Margaret Ann
(Daly) Lynne ('55).
Trudy (Wingren) Murphy,
Class of '56, recuperating from surgery at home.
Vinita (Coulter) Shinn
('50), left, and Gerda (Nergaard) Knudson.
Werner Sund, Martha
(Charles) Johnson ('58), Karen Sund, Bill Bailey.
Joe Shinn of Schallerer's (whose
mother Vinita Coulter Shinn was in the class of 1950) took group
photos of each class, which are available for purchase at the
downtown shop or online through Schallerer's.com.
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