Friday, December 26, 2008

Sid Lawrence Stabbed

Sid Lawrence is recovering at home in Tooele from multiple stab wounds following an apparent random murder attempt in a church rest room near the end of Trudie's company Christmas Party on December 13, 2008.

Police have no suspects or motive; however, Sid was able to help them produce a drawing of the attacker. He described a Hispanic male in his 20's about 5'8" to 5'10", with a round face, a mole on his right cheek, brown eyes and crew cut hair.

The attack started in a restroom at St. Marquerite's Catholic Church, following a Christmas Party held by Mountain West Medical Center. While in the restroom he was hit in the back by the man who apparently had been sitting in a stall, waiting for anyone he could turn into his victim.

The assailant put his hand over Sid's mouth so he couldn't scream pulling him away from the urinal and stabbed him twice. Sid said, "I didn't know what happened at the time I just felt the pain and went to the floor. I was on my back and he was straddling me, then he shanked me again, and when he pulled out the knife, that's when I saw it, and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Then he came down and knifed me again and I realized then he was going to kill me. He tried to knife me again and I deflected it with my hand and it came down and strafed my neck. He came back to knife me again, so I put my hand up to block and he ran the knife right through my hand. I realized if I didn't grab the shank I was going to be dead, so I clutched the blade of the knife, as he tried to jerk it loose, back and forth, and he was cutting the heck out of my left hand, but I knew I couldn't let go. While we were struggling, I gored his eyes with my fingers and grabbed his testicles and squeezed as hard as I could while still holding on to his knife, that's when he jumped up off of me and ran out."

There were about 30 party-goers who still remained at the church who saw the man bolt through the gymnasium where the event was held, but responding police officers could not find him. Sid, bleeding heavily, staggered out of the bathroom calling for help and collapsed on the gym floor. Due to the weather they were unable to life-flight him out so he was taken to Mountain West Hospital by ambulance.

Sid was extremely lucky despite multiple deep wounds the knife somehow missed his spleen and kidney by a quarter of an inch.

Janet Price emailed me the article which was in his work's weekly newsletter. I have provided a Reader's Digest Version. If you would like a copy of the newsletter let me know and I will e-mail it out to you.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Memory of Jack Crispin

Jack Crispin 11/1/1954 ~ 9/27/2008 God graced Jack with his final journey home on September 27, 2008. He shared his life between Utah and Washington State. All arrangements have taken place in Tacoma, Washington. In lieu of flowers your thoughtful donations to the Jack Crispin Memorial Fund can be made at any Wells Fargo or Bank of America branch nationwide. All funds will assist in relieving the family of hospital care and end of life services.

(Jack died in a construction accident, donations would be appreciated.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Celebrating 35 years

Enjoy the pictures and thank you for the memories!

Pictures taken by Joe Featherstone & Susan Jones-Tyson

Monday, September 29, 2008


Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Reunion: It Began With A Golf Tournament

For those of you who were unable to attend, YOU WERE MISSED!! For those of you who said you would come and didn' t show up, you missed a wonderful time and YOU WERE ALSO MISSED!!

Vardell Taylor started us off with a golf tournament at River Oaks Golf Course. There were six teams some highly competitive and some there for the laughs. (I am sure my team just came for the laughs.)

Randy Gotberg, Chris Hase, Karen Brady & Dan Greenwood

Dale, Me, Karleen Fitzgerald and Carol Bailey

Jolyn, Jeff, Valerie and Mark Rogers

Two almost pro golfers (Vardell's adopted sons), Chad Washburn and Vardell Taylor

Chris Hase, Marvin Hase, Georgia Hase & "Pete" I mean Pat

Mark Hardy, Jim Day, Mark Adair, Nedd Andersen & Gordon Miller

Brian Ballard, Carol Bailey, Karen Brady, Dan Greenwood & Nedd Andersen
Vardell Taylor and Chad Washburn with Vardell's newly adopted sons took first place.

Georgia Hase, Chris Hase, Marvin Hase and Pete/Pat took 2nd Place.

Gordon Miller, Jim Day, Dan Greenwood and Brian Ballard were honored with last place.

Most golf photos were taken by Karen Brady

Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Gathering Place...

Since it difficult for us all to come together at the same time and place, I thought this would be a perfect place for us to gather. Please help to make it a fun place to visit. There will be pictures of our 35th reunion, for those who were unable to attend.

Hopefully this site will also help to locate some of our classmates.

I will try to keep up on the happenings. However I will need your help, so if there is something you would like to share please send it to me. It would be fun to know if someone won the lottery or their kids won a gold medal at the Olympics. Here's to staying in touch from the privacy of our homes.