Och Tamale Fall 2020 - University of Redlands

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ALUMNI NEWS able to go in the ocean, but enjoyed tossing a football back and forth on the shore. He loves Mexican food, and Watsonville has an abundance! A local tourist attraction is the Mystery Spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains, so as a final “top-off” for his visit, they spent an afternoon there.

1962 Patricia “Pat” Lauderdale Jakobi ’62 writes she has

finally retired from her years as an editor and grant writer for the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Currently working as a volunteer gallery manager for the Galveston Art League, she is the author of Early Galveston Artists and Photographers: Recovering a Legacy, which will be released by Arcadia Publishing.

1963 Judy Sundahl Armst rong ’63 a nd Danny Armstrong ’62 both celebrated health milestones:

his 54th anniversary; and Chuck Shakelton ’63 enjoyed his 50th anniversary. There are many more milestones from this class worth sharing!

This is the third anniversary of her lung transplant, and it has been nine months since Danny’s heart issues. Be thankful and grateful.

John Demmon ’63 says life does not get any better

Susan Clasen ’63 now lives in a continuing care

Ron Gallen ’63 has advanced his long-buried

retirement community in Colorado called Covenant Living. She walks daily on their mile-long loop and loves being involved in genealogy research, environmental issues, birding, and book studies. She keeps close contact with classmates Penny King ’63, Judy Brodie Liddell ’63, and Carole York ’63.

interest in astronomy. He has even purchased a Celestron Nexstar 85E telescope to spend his nights in pure joy, which was not exactly the plan for his golden years.

Ed Collins ’63 recently celebrated his 49th wedding anniversary; Steve Habener ’63 commemorated

than watching the sunset from his Colorado Springs home with a glass of wine in his hand.

Steve Habener ’63 has changed the oil in every one

of his 13 automobiles. Larry Horak ’63 gives a big shoutout to the many


graduates from the U of R who haven’t yet appeared in Class Notes. Larry had three careers before he retired. He was one of the original interns in the University’s intern teaching program, and taught for 16 years. He then managed his family’s lumberyard for another 16 years, and then worked in the printing/mailing business. Have something to say to Larry? Dan King ’63 has his email address. Bruce Hunn ’63 has become a “real desert rat” by

living on an acre of desert in Corrales, New Mexico. His closest neighbors are straight out of Beatrix Potter. He has become a heav y user of Zoom, holding regular meetings with this technology. Dan King ’63, Bert Marcum ’63, and Tony Taylor ’63 had to cancel their fishing trip to British Columbia. The same thing happened to Steve Habener ’63 for his trip to the Yukon and Hawaii. Others have had family gatherings and travel plans postponed to another time. Norm Naylor ’63 was selected as the National

Training Volunteer of the Year by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense chartered volunteer organization with more than 4,000 members nationwide. John Oliver ’63 and Chuck Wilke ’63 were Bulldog

HISTORY MYSTERY In this photo, taken during an antiwar protest on Oct. 15, 1969, students heeded a traffic stop while walking from campus to downtown. If you were there, tell us what you recall from the experience. Send information to Och Tamale, University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave., P.O. Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373-0999 or email ochtamale@redlands.edu.

Lynn Turnquist Spafford ’76 says, “The picture in the most recent Och Tamale was indeed from Godspell, produced during the 1974-75 academic year. There is a picture of the production in the 1975 La Letra. The only faces that I can put names to are Cindy Michelson Klein ’77 and the late Ken Helms ’73. It was a wonderful production! I remember it fondly.” Ann Hofferber ’77 adds that she still has the original Godspell photos published in the 1975 La Letra. She writes: “I was cleaning out my boxes of college stuff, and just last week I threw away the program for that play. Maybe someone else still has theirs? Och Tamale!”

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In response to our photo from the archives on page 42 of the summer 2020 issue:

roommates (and now forever friends) in Melrose Hall in their sophomore year. In recent years, they have been seeing each other regularly as Chuck travels from Seattle to Redlands to attend U of R Board of Trustee meetings. Before COVID-19, they enjoyed dinner, wine, coffee, and scones at their favorite restaurant, Caprice Café (owned by Chris Pepino ’00). Their COVID-19 response has been to talk more regularly on the phone and Zoom on occasion. John and Chuck know that there are a great number of friendships that were started in U of R dorm living, one of the many valuable benefits of their Redlands experiences. Harold Phillips ’63 has been barred from returning to

his home in Costa Rica due to COVID-19. His school there is growing with a current enrollment of 460 and a waiting list. Both his son and daughter-in-law worked for Microsoft before joining the operations in Costa Rica. The Microsoft experience has been a huge benefit to the school, putting them in the forefront of online education. For kicks, Harold has become a certified scuba diver. Dody Rogers ’63 has used the time provided by

the pandemic to expand her love of art. She has reorganized her studio and her artistic efforts. She now has a blog detailing her work and other