In Memoriam

An old friend, a fellow classmate or a face in passing.  
They all made a difference.  
They were all sons and daughters.  
They are all missed.

Sadly, we have identified over 70 of our classmates who have passed away.  We invite you to take a moment and post a remembrance.

Gary Arnold

Birth Date: 1946-11-10
Deceased Date: 2021-09-22
On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Gary Edwin Arnold passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 74.

Gary was born November 10, 1946 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Vivian and Glen Arnold.  He served honorably and proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  Upon his discharge in 1970, Gary earned a B.A. in Speechwith a minor in Phychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1976.  On completion, Gary enjoyed a successful career in hospitality sales and marketing in San Diego and Denver, while concluding his careeras a substitute teacher in 2007.

Gary had a passion and appreciation for good food, he enjoyed spending time in the kitchen preparing new recipes for good friends and family in anticipation of laughter filled backyard barbeque.  In addition, Gary enjoyed spending time outside in the backyard tending to his garden, and later caring for the several plants he held sodear.  Gary was an avid music lover, and could be seen in his earlier years cleaning his beloved Harley Davidson motorcyclewhile listening to classic rock and roll iconssuch as the Beatles, AC/DC, Van Morrison and more.  He was known for his gregarious personality, always looking for and willing to sharea laugh, and his unwavering support of the Denver Broncos.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Glen, stepmother Bebe, mother Vivian, andbrother Brock.  He is survived by his daughter Sara (Tim), granddaughter Carter, and brother Bruce.
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Wanda Austin

Birth Date: 1947-07-21
Deceased Date: 2019-05-02
We are sad to announce that on May 2, 2019, at the age of 71, Wanda Austin (Englewood, Colorado), born in Beloit, Wisconsin passed away.

She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Kenneth Donald Austin and Estella Susan Austin (Sahy); her brothers, Rodney "Rod" Craig Austin and Randall "Randy" Duane Austin; her son Devin Nathaniel Austin; and her nieces and nephews, Amy Kristine Austin, Serina Jean Serrano, Brian Duane Austin, Jerry Edwin Austin, Cody James Austin and Kaleb Chance Manning.
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Nancy Nelson (Backman)

Bruce McNeely - May 8th, 2015
Not many people knew Nancy as well as I.  Spent an entire summer together and she was a very special person to me.  Shed passed way too early!  I miss you Nancy.

Jackie Barnes

sandy (wherley) downs - June 4th, 2016
its shocking to read about my classmates leaving this life too soon!  seems like only yesterday that Jackie and I were laughing hysterically about something!  She was so funny!  I used to pick her up for classes sometimes and we always had a great time together.  I will remember fondly.  My condolences to her family.
Jane Willis Smith - May 29th, 2015
Jackie was such a sweet girl and so much fun to be around.  We had a lot of fun talking and laughing in our Home Ec. class.  Think it drove Mrs Scarlett crazy!  Wish we could have remained friends a lot longer.

James Bettger

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Gary Bishop

Birth Date: 1946-01-21
Deceased Date: 2019-05-19
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Ron Bishop

Gary Bishop - July 4th, 2015
KIA- September 17th. 1969
2-silver Stars V for valor
3-bronze stars V Devise for valor

Michael Black

Birth Date: 1948-08-22
Deceased Date: 2019-07-20
Michael R. Black, 70, passed away of natural causes on July 20, 2019. Michael was born on August 22, 1948 to Roy and Virginia Black. Michael earned a master’s degree in business. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was tenacious in his will and drive to enjoy life to the fullest. Michael was respected by all who knew him and loyal to all those whom he respected. The Lord called him home while Mike was doing what he wanted to do, was where he wanted to be in one of God’s most gorgeous settings and was with those, he wanted there with him. Patty and Michael were married in Boulder on May 20, 1989. Michael is survived by his wife, Patty; children, Amy Black Marso and Shanna Gleason; siblings, Dorothy Plumer and Linda Stranahan; and grandchildren, Ty Reilly, Tessa Reilly, Zoe Gleason and Kael Gleason.
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Charlie Bloomquist

Birth Date: 1947-12-06
Deceased Date: 2019-06-28
Charles W. Bloomquist of Lakewood, Colorado; beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully in late June, 2019 with his wife by his side.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susie; son Don, daughter Jana Bramwell and her husband Ryan, grandson Gunnar; as well as his sisters Susan B. Bloomquist and nephew David, Judy Ostenaa and her husband Dean, niece Kelsey; sister-in-law Judith Singleton, niece Marisa and her spouse Megan; as well as many cousins.

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Brad Blunt

Helen Nuce - September 25th, 2015
I remember Brad fondly, his dad was the minster at our church.  And he delivered our Denver Post, so I got to pay for the paper every month when he came to collect.  
I can admit now, after all these years, that I had a huge crush on him.  The world lost a great guy with his passing.

Jim Schallert - July 1st, 2015
When I think of Brad, the term "gentle giant" comes to mind.  He was a soft spoken, values based guy who had incredible athletic ability.  We competed for the fullback and placekicker positions in football, but I never thought of him as my opponent.  
I still smile when I think of him running those end sweeps from the backfield... his arm swinging to change his momentum to head upfield.  His strong faith and upbringing are rare to find these days, and a tribute to his parents.  I miss you, my friend.

Dick Puter - May 2nd, 2015
I know Brad has been gone for many years now...too many.  My not-so-fond best memory of him was when I was playing outside linebacker on the 10th grade football team in 1964.  The 17 Keeper play was called and I was faced with 240-pound Brad, and a couple of offensive linemen leading 220-pound Bill Krape on a sweep.  I ran for my life, got kicked off the defense, and went on to make my name in music, not athletics.

My best to his family and many friends.  I look forward to reminiscing about him next year, Lord willing!