1960; Winter 2019

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Audrey Heyman Rooney

Ruth Dworschak Jensen celebrated her 80th birthday in June with a beautiful party given by her four children. All four children, Eric, Steve, and twins, Paul and Karen are married and parents of Ruth’s eleven grandchildren.  Of these eleven only one granddaughter, but she now has a great granddaughter too!  Three of my four live close to Ruth, one in Florida. Ruth writes: I have been singing in my church choir for thirty years and am a visitor to church members in a nearby nursing facility.  I participate in a monthly book discussion at the library and have volunteered for twelve years in a local elementary school. I serve on two boards in my residential community. I am in good health.  I see my roommate Mary Virnstein Yuhas ’62 frequently and have enjoyed traveling with her to many places including Ireland, Scotland, England, and Bermuda.  We have an annual stay in Florida coming up soon. Anne Kurka Woods reports: I’m settled into my apartment. I am very glad I chose to move here. Everyone, staff and residents, are friendly. There are many classes and activities. Since I’m in the same town, I still have many former friends that I continue to see. I’m working on reducing my arthritis issues, but I am using a walker most of the time. This limits my travel, though I still go to Coronado every March. Lastly, I have a second great grandson. Patricia “Cookie” Cook Bingemer writes: We’ve moved 20 miles up the road from our home of 18 years in Pawkeys Island and now live in a smaller house…in Myrtle Beach SC.  We are closer to all our “ologists” (cardiologist, pulmonologist, urologist…the list goes on and on). This is a 55+ community and we hope to “age in place”.  I still enjoy playing a lot of Bridge and love my 2 Book Clubs.  Chuck has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease so life is different as we confront those issues.  We are close enough to our old neighborhood to maintain activities with those friends. Pat Crowl Johnson says “looking forward to Christmas in Vermont with all of our family. We celebrated our 80th birthdays with our kids on Isle Royale in Lake Superior.  I stay in touch with Wanda Koedderich Hilner and Ginny Button Larkins. From Ruth Zeigler Schipper: I recently celebrated my 5th year, living in Bellingham, WA., and really enjoy living here, in the city of, ‘subdued excitement’! Back in November, I celebrated my 80th birthday, with dear friends, in Las Vegas!! All is well!

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