Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mike Lee

I heard from Mike Lee, and he's planning on being at the reunion! Here's the email:
Hi Bill,

I got your invite to the reunion in the mail. It will be fun to see all of us old geezers 35 years after graduation...or at least I think it will. Per your request, I have put a little bio together that covers what the Lee's are up to these days. I will be sending a check to Tuny as well. With Viera's schedule, I doubt that she will be making the trip down there in July (her vacation benefits as a contractor is very limited...and its really hot there in July).

Anyway: Since the last reunion I attended (the 20th), our son Gerick has grown up and is in his 2nd year at the University of Washington pursuing a major in Neuro-biology and a minor in Chemistry. His plan is to go into research once he has obtained his doctorate. He has been working at Microsoft in the summer testing the German language versions of computer games and is planning on spending the fall in Iceland doing a joint biology project with UW and the University of Iceland. His personal activities include rock climbing and white water kayaking...which keeps his parents a little nervous sometimes. My wife Viera is working at Boeing in the flight test and simulation organization as a contract engineer. She is supporting the 787 and 747 programs. I transferred from the 737 Program in Renton as a Product Development engineer last July and I am currently supporting the 787 program as a PD engineer in Everett. My pension is more determinate on the success of the 787 program right now, so I'm doing all I can to ensure that this program meets schedule, cost, and performance goals. We still live in Kirkland, Washington...although now as empty nesters more and more...except when Gerick brings home dirty laundry from school. Viera and I still venture out to the mountains as much as possible to cross country ski in winter and hike in the summer. I did do a climb up Mt Rainier last July and a couple of kayak outings (Alaska & the San Juan Islands). I have enclosed some photos so you will be able to recognize me and my son in July...although the photos are more about the beautiful scenery up here in the NW. Thanks again, Stay in touch, and I will see you in July.

R. Michael Lee
787 C&EA
425-444-3549 (Cell)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Robert Harberson

I heard from Robert, and he plans on being there for the reunion! Here's the email I got from him:

I hope to make it to the 35th reunion.
After graduating from Waldron High School, I joined the Air Force.

I married my beautiful lovely bride Diane on Feb. 14, 1992 in Plano, TX where she is from.
We were introduced by mutual friends Mike and Lori Pfeiffer. They had gone to school with Diane in Texas, and knew me from our shared interest in flying radio-controlled model airplanes. I and three others started a model airplane club in Biloxi, MS that quickly grew and is still alive today.

Diane and I have four wonderful children: Marysa-15, Rebecca-14, Brittany-13 and Kyle-12.
Marysa was born in Biloxi, MS where I was an electronics instructor at Keesler Air Force Base.
Rebecca and Brittany were both born at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and Kyle was born here in Aurora, CO where I now reside.
Brittany was born with Down Syndrome, and is our smallest child even though she is not the youngest.

Twenty-four years of the Air Force seemed like long enough, so I got out and went to work for cable company MediaOne.
That company was bought by AT&T Broadband, which in turn was bought by Comcast, where I still work.
While in the Air Force I got two Associate Degrees, one in teaching and the other in electronics.

We are members of Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church, named after the street it's on here in Aurora, CO.
The church's web site is

Take care, and may God bless.

Robert Harberson

Robert's email address is

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bill and Marilyn (Ferguson) Yates

Marilyn and I "remet" at our 30th reunion, and we were married on October 9th, 2004. Marilyn is completing her 30th year as a teacher with Alma Public Schools. She teaches sixth grade science and language arts. I taught fifth and sixth grade at Waldron for 22 years, and then was principal of the elementary school for seven years. For the last two years, I have worked at UA Fort Smith as the assistant director of the Gordon Kelley Learning Assistance Center. Marilyn and I are extremely proud of her two children, Ross and Laura. Ross is married and lives in Alma, where he teaches Marketing and Business classes at Alma Middle School. Laura is also married and lives in Little Rock, where she is a physician doing her residency at UAMS.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mike Lee Wins $5!!

Ribbon Winners

More of the Class of '74's accomplishments...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Terry Nichols

I heard from Terry Nichols. He and his wife have a vacation scheduled that will conflict with the reunion, so he doesn't think they will be able to attend. Here's an update on Terry:

Married to Dr. Catherine Nichols, 4 kids between us : Joshua 30, Jennifer 29, Steven 26 and Benjamin 18. 3 grandchildren: Connor 6, Presley 4, and Catherine Delaney 1 1/2. Catherine and I are both in Education: She is the Superintendent at Glendora CA and I am the Assistant Superintendent in Duarte CA. ( You know I have been in school in one form or fashion since I was 6 yrs old. You remember: Mrs. Hullender's class.) Take care and Go Bulldogs!!!! TLN

Terry Nichols
Asst. Superintendent Educational Services
Duarte Unified School District.

Terry's email address is