Sort By: Entries per page:
Page 14 of 22 First PagePrevious Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 Next PageLast Page
Ron Mirikitani
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
rmirikitani@stlcc.edu Married 2 2 1 After SW, I attended Central Missouri State University where I participated in football and wrestling. I also met my future wife, Janet Bierman, there. I graudated with a BS in Physical Ed and a minor in Biology. During my senior year, I did student teaching and coached wrestling at Southwest. After graduation, I became a graduate assistant at Iowa State where I worked with the legendary Dr.Harold
Nichols, Les Anderson and the defending NCAA wrestling champions. At the same time, I earned my Masters in Guidance and Counseling.
Jan and I were married in 1966 in Ames, Iowa, because Missouri had a law at the time disallowing mixed marriages between Asians and Caucasians. After graduate school, we moved to St. Louis, Jan's home town, where I coached football, wrestling and tennis at Webster Groves HS and then was hired in 1970 by St. Louis Community College - Meramec where I spent my career as a professor of Physical Eduction.
We have two sons, David, 42 and Jason, 41, both of whom were "Post Dispatch" Top Ten Scholar-Athletes their senior year in high school and two grandchildren, Abby and Josiah.Dave was a three-time Missouri state champion, voted outstanding wrestler in the state his junior and senior seasons. He won a scholarship to Iowa State and attended one year. He returned to St. Louis and attended Washington University and Meramec as a dual entrolled student. Dave was the male NJCAA scholar-athlete while at Meramec (4.0 gpa) earning two All-American wrestling honors. Dave earned an Associates degree in Communications from Meramec and his business degree from Wash U. Dave runs his own company and has served as my assistant coach for the past 21 years. Dave won World Jiu Jitsu titles in 2007 and 2008. Jason was a state runner-up in wrestling his senior year in HS and he, too, attended Wash U where he earned his business degree. His first wife was killed in a car accident in 2000 and Jason suffered horrific brain damage in the accident. Although Jason was not expected to survive, my wife, with God's help, nursed him back to total health within a year. Jason has remarried and just graduated with his second degree.
After raising our sons, Jan worked and taught at Meramec for 15 years before starting her own business as a trainer for city and county police departments along with other government agencies. Jan has been my best friend for the past 45 years and she's the one who keeps me pointed true north.
Send Ron a MessageSend Ron a Message
Barbara Molotsky
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
bmolo@aol.com Chicago IL Retired from public relations Single I graduated from Northwestern with a degree but no marriage prospects. So, Judy Kaufman (my SW BFF) and I moved to Chicago after a couple of "Girls Gone Wild (60's-style)" trips to Europe. My first job was fashion coordinator for a large State St. dept. store ("Helen is wearing a powder blue polyester sheath, perfect for a Mother's Day celebration and priced at $24.95"). Next, I got a job in PR at a hospital located in the heart of the Martin Luther King riots. I high-tailed it out of there and went to work on Michigan Avenue, first for a small PR agency, then a bigger agency and finally, the biggest in the world. My specialty was consumer products with accounts like Harley-Davidson, the Milk Mustache campaign, Oscar Mayer, Quaker, Kraft, Campbell's. My claim to fame is that I created the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line which, at the time, was one of the first hotlines. It was a great career. I retired in 2002 and have spent my time between a house in Tucson (where I reconnected with my Troost School and SW buddy Barbara Bell) and my condo in downtown Chicago. I love not working. No alarm clock, no early morning flights, no stress and no schmoozing. Instead, lots of time to read, exercise, have lunch, see movies and travel. I've knocked off a lot on my "Bucket List"- the pyramids in Egypt, Petra in Jordan, a safari in Africa, Turkey, Morocco, Vietnam and Cambodia, and lots of trips to Paris and London. Not a bad life. I never married. Like my heroine Brenda Star, the Mystery Man never stayed long enough. Best - Being a senior, sitting in my Pep Club sweater at a Pep Rally and thinking "How can it get any better than this?" And, you know, it never quite did.
Worst - Coming to Southwest from Troost School, not knowing anyone and feeling very lost and out of place.
Send Barbara a MessageSend Barbara a Message
Elaine Moore (Krause)
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
laineykrause@msn.com Cherry Hills Village CO laineykrause@msn.com Married 4 14 1 After graduating from Southwest, I attended William Jewell College for two years. While working in Kansas City, I met and married Hal Krause and this year we celebrated 46 years of marriage. He owned American Salesmasters and in building the company, we moved to San Francisco and Mill Valley, California two different times. We also lived in College Park, Maryland and Bethesda, Maryland before settling in the Denver, Colorado area. My husband was owner and president of Crestcom, International until he sold the company in 2008. I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom raising four children. Now I am enjoying 14 grandchildren, all of whom live in the same Denver neighborhood.

My hobbies include vegetable gardening, biking and hiking but my true passion is tennis. I am able to play at least three times a week year round and am captain of my seniors team. We have a vacation home in Breckenridge where we spend time in a lovely mountain setting with all our family.
Coming from Ruhl School, (and whoever heard of Ruhl School?), it was quite an adjustment being thrown in with all you sophisticated kids from Bryant and Border Store. It was fun to watch all of you though, and now it is interesting to see where life has taken you.
Send Elaine a MessageSend Elaine a Message
Ralph Moore
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
andmoore2@comcast.net Vashon WA mechanic Married 2 2 I think I'm one of those persons that most people will have a hard time remembering. I only went to SW my 8th grade year and then half my junior and my senior year. I considered coming to the 50th as my sister lives in KC, but decided not to as Rebecca (see below) is no longer with us and my best friend from grade school years isn't coming.
My fifty years to the present: really not prepared for college I went to KU for two and a half years. Then three years in the Army, one being spent in Vietnam. The day I got out of there ranks high on my happiest list. Went back to college at Florida State with two years in graduate school. Lived and traveled in Europe... thought I wanted more graduate school but also wanted to live in Seattle. That didn't go as planned. Worked for Starbucks when it was tiny then on the Seattle waterfront for 26 years as a mechanic. I love the forests and mountains here and have trekked in Himalayas four times...did a couple of Ironman triathlons in the 1980's. Retired in 2002 and started a small woodworking business. One failed marriage, two successful children, and the second marriage worked. I've lived on Vashon Island near Seattle since 1979. I agree with most, Southwest was a great high school.
The saving grace of my senior year was my friendship with Rebecca Lawrence Tobias. I didn't have good grades, wasn't Jewish, and generally was pretty lost but she liked me!
Send Ralph a MessageSend Ralph a Message
Ann Morgan (Woodling)
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
Redmond WA Retired Married 2 2 1 After high school I attended Lake Forest College for 2 years. Then I transferred to KU where I received a BA in English Literature. I continued my education at the U of Denver where I earned a Master of Library Science degree.

I married in the fall of 1966 and flew to the Seattle area where I’ve since resided. I began a career as a reference librarian at the Seattle Public Library Main Branch and worked in the Literature Department for 5 years before starting a family. I remained a stay-at-home Mom until the early 80s when I began substituting at SPL. I worked in all the departments but particularly in Literature, Science and Social Science and Business and Technology. I retired in 2006 after 30 years of answering reference queries. I was TIRED of answering reference questions!!!

Life has been good to me and my family. Our son lives in the Seattle area while our daughter lives in NC. We love traveling to NC to see our 2 granddaughters. Being grandparents is a highlight of retirement life. Reading, knitting, gardening and doing jigsaw puzzles are all hobbies I enjoy.
One plus in high school was living 5 minutes away from SW so I could walk home for lunch. Other good memories were working on the Sachem, attending football games, musicals and pep assemblies. The worst part was trying to create an entry for the Literary Society Contest.
elayne Munro (Kuehn)
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
elaynek@gvtc.com Fair Oaks Ranch TX Retired Elementary Principal Married 2 2 Barbara Throckmorton and I set our sails toward Iowa for college. She went to Iowa State and I began my college career at Iowa University, then Coe College, UMKC, and finally graduated at Washington State in education (Masters at Stephen F Austin). I taught elementary education in Overland Park, Minneapolis, and Houston. I also co-founded "Discover Houston" offering custom tours in the greater Houston area. In addition, I co-founded "Property Pizzazz" to stage homes for sale and more. I returned to education and became a principal in Spring Branch ISD, Houston. In early 2004, we retired to the Texas Hill country. Now I golf, tennis, cycle, volunteer, serve on boards, etc. The best memories were the fun times with friends. I loved the drama of rush, the Bowery Ball, football games, and of course the PEP CLUB ("Will the meeting please come to order?" "Won't it?") Talent was everywhere as seen in the newspaper publications, sports and performances. My worst memories have dimmed over the years. Isn't that good?
WilWi
Send elayne a MessageSend elayne a Message
Dale N/A (Mutchler)
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
dmutchler@kessingerhunter.com Lee MO Commercial Real Estate kessingerhunter.com Married 1 none two SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL (POSTPARTUM)

After HS I received a BS in Economics from the University of Missouri and spent the next three years in the Army at Ft Jackson SC, Ft Benning GA and the Springfield MA Induction Center. Then…Vietnam in tragic 1968. My military was split between adjutant and infantry duties. I exited the Army as First Lieutenant and returned to the University for Journalism Graduate School. The injustice of that War has troubled me since. My first marriage failed during the military years.

However, I parlayed Army time by joining Federal Civil Service to do commercial real estate work in Kansas City for GSA. I was soon promoted to a position in San Francisco, then to Washington DC. A brief return to KC was followed by promotion to Real Estate Director in Dallas for five southwestern states, then to Chicago for six north central states and (finally) back to the Heartland to complete my career with the Feds. Those 27 years were frustrating but also hugely rewarding.

Those years also produced a second marriage (38 and counting) as well as a gifted daughter who graduated from TCU, spent five years at the KC Star and, for the last four, employed by El Universidad de Esade in Barcelona. Long-time wife, Rabbit, and I delight in visiting our daughter in Mecca on the Mediterranean.

After federal retirement in 1998 I attempted to chill, but vexed on a life of dubious decisions and concluded work was more fun. I now enjoy two occupations which I term “day” and “night” jobs. The night job requires nationwide travel to teach ten week-long seminars for civil servants studying real estate. This complements my day job which entails selling those very same folk real estate solutions. In that capacity, I have recently developed buildings in Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Ohio.

My years of separation from KC limited Southwest associations, although I often see Bob Reese, Gary Ravis, Bart Strother, Jerry Fogel, Bryant Upjohn and Chuck Hunter. Occasionally, I see Lindsey Shannon, Richard Farha, Jerry Henkel, Jim Brown, John Ragsdale and Jerry Arni. Every blue moon I run into Janette Elliott, Leland Shurin, Jack Hardgree, Chuck Page, Sandy Baker, Barbie Alport, TD Brouse, Pat Koch, Dan Sheehy and Carol Radetsky. It is always good to see classmates with whom I share pride of attending one of America’s best high schools.

Regrets include my service as Intra-Fraternity Council President during the School Board interdiction and my failure to create better defenses. Those organizations were more good than bad and set Southwest apart from other institutions. Secondly, my huge debt to Mel Bishop was hushed until it was too late to thank him. Finally, there were many embarrassing acts of uber insensitivity. Sorry, my bad.

Joys are too many…dating Diane Varnum, kissing Pat Bengston (only on stage of course) and dancing with Patty Arnold. I loved watching Reese hurl and cherish memories of our incarcerated crew singing “Tijuana Jail” in the little Grandview police station. There was no tomorrow. mutchler
Send Dale  a MessageSend Dale a Message
kathryn noteis (perkins)
Profile picture
Then
Yachats OR retired Married 6
Janet Oliver (Nelson)
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
janetincol@q.com Denver CO retired - interior designer janetincol@q.com Divorced 2 2 + 3 One was plenty OOPS, I JUST DID THAT -- SEE ABOVE!!! BEST - Some things better left unsaid. But I did enjoy my time there and being oblivious to what the world is really like.

WORST - When the school board decided to ban sororites and fraternities. I almost got thrown out of school when I was quite belligerent during the hearing. Today I understand the PC of it all, but it didn't make it any easier at the time.


Went to school at the U of Arizona in Tucson.  Pledged Kappa and did my thing.   Started out in Marketing but it took me about 2 weeks to figure that was a no go.  So then I transferred to Home EC which is where the Interior Design dept. was located.  Much happier at that point. Met my future/ex husband the first few days of being in school and at that point I believe that I lost my mind (for the 8-9 years we were married) which happened while he was getting his Masters.  Smart but a jerk. I did have two terrific kids during that time who now live in Colorado where most of my family has now migrated.  Lots of sun and lots of activity. Not nearly as active as I was because I have had both knees replaced. Tried to work after the first one and did do so for awhile but when it hit the second, I decided to retire.  Many people believe that designers just sit around and think up things.  Not true.  As a designer, you work with samples that weigh a ton.  I know that almost 35 years of that is what did my knees in.  When I was first divorced - 42 years ago I worked for Jim and Jo Levitt and traveled all over the states and set up the new Chocolate Soup stores.  I could tell you some stories!!  I actually loved that job but when my children started calling me "Janet" I decided it was time for me to get off the road.  So I did and started my design career.  I worked in KC for several years before moving to Colorado Springs to continue to design and be a rep with a firm selling high end fabric.  After I got off the road with that job,  I ended up in Denver and worked in my chosen field for the next several years.                        
Both of my children (Keli-47/Jay-45) went to CSU and have done very well.  Jay is divorced but has a 'significant other' with whom he lives.  Combining the kiddos, there are five of them - 3 belonging to Jen. Keli has never married but has a terrific job doing program training for a company that has branches all over the place.  

I have taken several overseas trips, the first one a cruise which taught me that I do not like cruises and that I am much more of a destination person.  I had a great time in England/Scotland because I am convinced that I lived there in a former life. There are still many places in the good ol' US that I need to visit and expand my horizons.  However, if I win the lottery you will find me in either Belieze or Italy.

I am happy (mainly because I learned not to ever marry again) and have friends and family that I see regularly.  I am excited to see everyone this year but don't count on me knowing who you are unless you get close enough for me to read your name tag.  I know that I have changed very little - NOT, so I'll keep my name tag in an obvious place. 

See you then!

Send Janet a MessageSend Janet a Message
Gene Owen
Profile picture
Then
Profile picture
Now
Gowen@starcollc.com Kansas City MO retired lawyer, currently Manager of Starco llc envirotrashconcepts.com Widowed 1 1 1 I practiced labor and employment law for 35 years with Lathrop and Gage (after the army, Viet Nam and college and law school at MU)
Now running my own company selling my product, a trash and recycling system. Also a Manufacturer Rep for electric gate openers, doors and iron fences.
Looking forward to seeing you all  Gene Send Gene a MessageSend Gene a Message
Sort By: Entries per page:
Page 14 of 22 First PagePrevious Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 Next PageLast Page