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ADAIR Mike / AHEARN Pat
AMBRO Wanda / BARGER Jean
BEAUCHAMP Art / BENEDETTO Gerry
BIANCARDI Romy / BOYKO Judy
BRANDSTADTER Nancy / BREITHAUPT Mary Lou
CAMPBELL Bev / CHILSON Barb
CIMINO Jim / CLIFFORD Charlie
CONKLIN Bud / COOMBER Jan
COOPER Jim / COOPER Rick
CORN Stu / COVENY George
CRAIG Bill / CRONK Len
CURRY Ray / DEGENAARS Dick
DUBY Joan / EGGERT Jim
ELDRIDGE Dick / ELSASSER Rich
ELVIN Ken / FARISSIER Wayne
FARNKOFF Irene / FARRELL Warren
FELLS Jim / FIORI Donna
FISHER Mary / GARRETT Kay
GERS Jeannine / GIBSON Charlotte
GNADE George / GOULD Russ
GRASS Linda / GREENWOOD Judy
GREIFF Nancy / GRIMM Mary Ellen
HAMPEL Ed / HANAS Lillian
HARRIS Dick / HARRISON Ruth
HERON Anne / HOERNER Bourgi
HUBBARD Diane / HUBLER Sylvia
HUELSTER Peggy / HUNTER Becky
HUTCHINSON Boib / JELLIFFE Pait
JEWETT Bob / JOHNSON Judy
JORDON Bruce / JUNTA Beverley
KAY Dan / KAY Dave
KELLER Kathy / KIHM Nancy
KINGSLAND Frank / KINNEY Jeff
KNACK Linda / KNYFD Jewel Ann
KOEHLER Karen / LANGERLAAN Jim
LAUDATO Anthony / LAUT Lisa
LeBARON Bobbie / LINNARTZ George
LOCHRIE Carol / MAGGI Nancy
MALTESE Diane / MANNA Don
McLAUGHLIN Rich / McKIM Bonnie
MENNING Chuck / MERBOTH Lynne
MEYERS Shirley / MILLER Ken
MILLER Ned / MILLINGTON Joe
MILNAMOW Dick / MOORE Ron
MOREL Doris / MURPHY Tammy
NADAS Denis / NAGELHOUT Betty
NAUTA Charlene / NESSLEIN Alynne
NIBLETTE Bob / NICKELSBERG Jost
NOBLE Lyn / NSUBA Emmanuel
PAOLILLO Chris / PERINO Stan
PETERS Ron / PISCITELLO Vinnie
PORTLEY Pete / POST Beverley
POTTER Russ / PUFAHL Gini
PYLE John / RINKER Carolyn
RIPKA Paul / RIZZUTO Pat
RUSSELL June / RUSSELL Ruth
St CYR Bob / SCHOONMAKER Olive
SCOTT Bob / SERMEUS Jean
SHEARD Pat / SMITH Carol
SMITH Orrie / SMITH Tom
SPENCER Gladys / SPINWEBER Dotty
SPOERER Nancy / STARK Pat
STONEHOUSE Al / STRACHER Bob
STREELMAN Dennis / STRUCK Marie
TERHUNE Linda / THOMPSON Edith
TURNBULL Ann / VERDUIN Janice
WALSH Loretta / WENZ Fred Jr
WHITELY Colleen / WIERDO Mary Anne
WILLIAMS Peggy / WILSON Bob
WITTE Pat / WOLFF Dotty
ZACCO John / ZIMMERMAN Al
SPOERER Nancy / STARK Pat

123,  124.   CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE:   Nancy Spoerer  and  Pat Stark



123.  SPOERER, Nancy

      




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124.  STARK, Pat

                 Now  Pat (Stark) Palmer, and living in Flagler, Colorado


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1964   Pat (Stark) Kelleher at age 21



1973  Working at Pratt Products in Paterson, New Jersey





1977  Pat with a broken ankle .......



1980s in the Waldwick office



1985 - At Company picnic in Colorado



1985 at the Denver Zoo



1987  At the Renaissance Faire in Larkspur, Colorado




1989 At the wedding of daughter, Lori  (Lori's husband, Dale, is the red-headed young man in the background).



1994 Now "Pat Palmer" at the Limon Heritage Days



1996 in Denver at Regency Hotel with Harry on New Year's Eve



2005 --  Four generations of the Stark-family women (including mom and all 3 sisters at left) goofing off in Denver.




May 2011  with great-grandson Mio



PROFILE:

" Hi, this is Pat...  What have the past 50 yrs brought?!!?  Since somebody had the nerve to steal my silver spoon, life has been interesting to say the least.  I've found out it's true that  “Life is what happens while you're busy making plans.”  While I was accepted to matriculate at Mexico City College I had to go to work instead; college was put off for 25 yrs.

I married twice—the first ended in divorce, the second I was widowed..... no more marriages for me.   I've two beautiful daughters; one red-headed son-in-law; five grandchildren; and one sweet great-grandson.

As for work history — I bounced around a bit.  Spent 15 yrs with a Fortune 200 chemical company — advancing from bookkeeping to President's secretary to Traffic Manager....... a truly challenging experience.  Was a legal secretary several times (with attorneys whose focus ranged from estate planning to criminal defense);  one attorney (a public defender) had had Ted Bundy as a client !  I even worked retail as a fall-back job a time or two.  Systems design and dynamic programming were the most fun.  Now, finally, I'm happily retired!!

I've lived in New Jersey (obviously), California, and Colorado (twice); have been here in Colorado for almost 30 yrs.  Now living in a very small town of 650 on the high desert, eastern plains of Colorado..... farm/ranch country.  There are more cows (3,000) and calves (400) on any one ranch than there are people in this extremely rural county.  My younger daughter and her family live right up the road and we enjoy Sunday dinner at Grandma's Warehouse nearly every week.  Since my granddaughter and her family only(?) live 45 miles away, I also get to see my great-grandson regularly.  I'm content with having half of my family nearby and my close friends here.

For 3-1/2 yrs I had a full time “hobby” of supervising the renovation of this 120 y/o house; while it may not be done — it's as done as it's gonna be.  I've been involved with the R.S.V.P. Program for almost 20 yrs.  Several years ago they announced I had the most volunteer hours accumulated — 16,000!!  I'm the “go-to” guru for computer setup & software.  Now and again I get kidnapped by my daughter or a friend for runaway shopping trips to Kansas (60 mi.), Denver (120 mi.), or just plain running away.

I have been called “Dona Quixote” for tilting at windmills — from correcting grain mills  running afoul of state health regulations, rescuing kidnap victims, child abuse victims, and other felonious behavior.  I have acquired a wry sense of humor leaning toward the sarcastic; have an intense dislike of people who are unethical, liars, proselytizers, or passive aggressive.

When home, my service dog “Woofie” is great company.  For entertainment, I'm guilty of watching a lot of TV, reading everything and anything, and quilting (tho' canning has gone the way of all things).  I've been an amateur sleuth — from working on my family's genealogy to being a search angel for adoptees, or any member of the Triad searching for their families of origin or children lost to adoption; searching for “lost/disappeared” classmates; an activist for OBCs (Original Birth Certificates) for adoptees, and an adoptee rights advocate.

Now I'm curious to read what you all have been up to the for the past half century...........

 






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