Friday, September 4, 2009


David Leroy Orton 1955 ~ 2009 Beloved father David Leroy Orton, born on June 14, 1955, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2009.Dave lived the life of a heavy equipment operator and an avid fisherman. His love for the outdoors and catching rainbow trout was matched by few. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic and generous heart. He is survived by his two loving children Jacob Leroy Orton and Breann Kay Orton. Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, Sept. 6th, 2009 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State Midvale, UT.

Information from the Salt Lake Tribune on September 4, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jordan Alumni 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Please contact me if you would like to golf. It should be fun and the money raised goes towards scholarships and Alumni stuff. If you don't have anyone to golf with call me and I'll help you to find your own team or put you on a team. See you there. By the way you don't have to be good, I'm golfing so enough said.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Marilu Dennies Bowler

Marilu Dennies Bowler married her high school sweetheart Dale Kevin Bowler the summer of her junior year (1972). They recently celebrated their 37th anniversary.

They have 7 kids and 3 grandkids:
Malani Ann (36) lives in Utah with her daughter, Isabeau Ivanova (10).
Virgina (Ginny) Annett (34) lives in Alaska with her hubby (who is now in Iraq) and daughter, Kaylynn Michelle (11).
Kevin Dale (30) lives in AZ with his wife and son, Daulton Charles (10).
Katie Danelle (20) still lives at home but is engaged and may be leaving the nest soon.
Sara Louise (17) will be a senior in high school.
Rebeca (Beca) Jean (15) will be a sophomore.
Casandra (Cassie) Marie (12) will be in 7th grade.

They have called many places home. While Dale was serving in the Army (1973-1976) they were stationed in Colorado and in Germany.

In 1977 Dale unfortunately lost his leg in an industrial accident. For the next couple of years Marilu lovingly nursed him back to health. It was during this time she realized that nursing was a passion so in 1986 she became and LPN.

They moved to Dugway Proving Grounds in 1992. Then in 1999 they moved to
Huachuca City, Arizona, where they currently reside. One month prior to moving to Arizona Marilu was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She is currently a 10 year cancer survivor.

Her hobbies include:
Knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitching, sewing, quilting, ceramics, charcoal sketching, poetry writing, soap making, camping, reading and let’s not forget remodeling. Marilu along with her husband and son (the electrician) took on the task of completely redoing their kitchen and master bath as well as putting tile throughout their home.

They provide a home to 2 dogs, 2 cats, 7 goldfish, 1 turtle, 2 parakeets, and about 25 finches.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Getting to Know You

Since this is our class blog and I'm somewhat in charge, that means I get to post what I deem worthy. With that being said I have decided it is important that we reacquaint ourselves with ourselves. (I'm sure those with a degree in English are grimacing but it works for me so the best I can offer you is, Oh Well.)

I would like to to profile each and everyone of you on this blog. So hopefully you will all be so kind to share. You can tell us what you have been up to, send pictures of your family or just give us an update on your life. Please keep in mind if you don't participate I will look under every rock, in every nook and cranny, to find something interesting about you. So Please send me information that you would like to have posted. You may email me at

Remember I am very tenacious so if you don't send anything then I will have to do my own investigation on each of you. (Just kidding, or am I?)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Nancy Call Stewart

Nancy C. Stewart 1955 ~ 2009 Nancy Stewart, 54, born March 22, 1955, beloved wife, mother, daughter, aunt and Friend, passed away at her home June 20, 2009.Nancy was a genuine spirit with a warm, giving soul and will be greatly missed. In her life, Nancy touched the hearts of many and left an imprint that will last for an eternity. She will be greeted by the open arms of her mother, Joan M. Aston Humbach. At the family's request a private service will be held to celebrate the life of a truly incredible woman.

Information from the Salt Lake Tribune

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be a day off. A time to plan a vacation, go for a hike or a picnic. Now I find it is becoming more a time of refection. In the last year we lost two more of our classmates and I still think we are too young for this to happen to us. I would hope we could all last for a 100 years on this space we call earth. Realizing all of us becoming centurions probably isn't part of the plan (whatever the plan is). It is my humble opinion that we should tell those we love how much we love them daily and that we should never let a day go by that we don't show and share our love. We never know when the opportunity to do this will be gone.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

May we all give more than we take and may we graciously take what others are willing to give.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Michael David Caldwell

Michael David Caldwell 1954 ~ 2009 Michael David Caldwell, 54, passed away April 5, 2009 in Sandy, Utah. He was born November 13, 1954 in Salt Lake City, to David Lloyd and Lynnel Welch Caldwell. Mike graduated from Jordan High School, and he worked for 30 years for Kennecott Copper as a craftsman. He is survived by his parents, David and Lynnel; sister, Debra (Richard) Stauffer; nephews, Taylor (Jessica) Stauffer, Trevor (Camie) Stauffer, Tye (Ashley) Stauffer; nine grandnieces and grandnephews; also Misty and Shaylynn and their family who meant a lot to his life. Preceded in death by a sister, Shelley. Funeral services will be held Thurs., April 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Pioneer Ward Chapel, 8650 S. 220 E. There will be a viewing Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Sandy City Cemetery.

Infomation from the Salt Lake Tribune

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Don't Blink

While listening to the Kenny Chesney song "Don't Blink" it occurred to me that most of us will be turning 54 this year. It seems like yesterday we were singing the school song at a football game and cheering for the maroon and grey. Who would have ever thought we would reach this age so soon. It truly does feel like a "blink"!

Here's hoping the next 54 years will take longer to go by than the first.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Diana Clough-Rosenkrantz's son Travis passed away

Travis Carraff Rosenkrantz 1980 ~ 2009 Travis Carraff Rosenkrantz loving father, son, brother and friend passed away on February 3, 2009. He was born September 17, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donald and Diana Clough Rosenkrantz. He married Tracy Schweizer. Travis was a member of the LDS Church. He served in the Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as a Firefighter and Police Officer for Sandy City. He presently worked as a manager for Albertson's. Travis is survived by his wife Tracy, daughter Mia Angeline, parents, brothers: Justin (Sarah), Bret and Trent; grandmother Beverly Clough, in-laws Keith and Gail Schweizer, and best friends Chris Aston and Annie Camp. Preceded in death by his grandparents. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Bluffdale 7th Ward, 14662 So. 3200 W., as well as a viewing Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday one hour prior. Interment Utah Veterans Memorial Park. Family suggests contributions be made to a trust fund for his daughter Mia at any Zions Bank under his name. Online condolences:

Information from the the Salt Lake Tribune

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jerry L. McCleary

Jerry L. McCleary 1935 ~ 2009 Jerry L. McCleary passed away peacefully on January 9, 2009, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. His family and loved ones were by his side. He was born in Murray, Utah on September 28, 1935 to William F. and Delsa C. McCleary. He was raised in Midvale, Utah and graduated from Jordan High School in 1953. While at Jordan he was an All-State basketball player, captain of the 1953 state championship team and named the state's most valuable player. Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Shirla Ann Jones, of South Jordan, UT in 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended the University of Utah from 1953 to 1957 on a basketball scholarship. "Jumpin' Jerry" was a starter on the varsity team for three years. Forever a "Utah Man," just as sure as the "U" would blink on the mountain following a Utah victory, so would Jerry wear his red blazer to church the following Sunday. After his collegiate career, Jerry continued playing basketball for many years in the county recreation program achieving much success and recognition. Jerry had a 32 year career in public education as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Jordan School District. He coached his Jordan High basketball teams to a state title and 4th place finish in 1963 and 1968, respectively. As an administrator, he worked as principal of Jordan High School and in 1981 was named Principal to open the new West Jordan High School. Upon retirement, the school honored its first principal by naming the football field, "McCleary Field." Jerry was a faithful member of the LDS church, serving in various callings including Bishop's Counselor, Stake High Council member, Bishop and Temple Sealer. He served as the Mission President of the Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission from 1993 to 1996 and opened and presided over the Johannesburg, South Africa MTC from 2003 to 2004. Besides family and basketball, Jerry's other passions were slow-pitch softball and golf. He was named to the Utah Slow-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame after obtaining numerous awards while playing many years for Priced Rite Trophies. After his softball playing days, golf became his favorite pastime and his clubs accompanied him everywhere he went. He loved to play new golf courses wherever he traveled. Jerry's life was centered around teaching, helping and working with the youth. He spent many hours as a teacher, coach and administrator loving, helping and supporting the students. As a mission president, he dearly loved and cared for his missionaries in the Florida, Fort Lauderdale mission. His love for the Elders and Sisters who entered the South Africa MTC touched hearts of many who had never felt such love before. He loved the youth when he served in the Branch Presidency of the singles ward and as a Bishop of the University of Utah Married Students Ward where he was known as "Grandpa Bishop." He is survived by his wife, Shirla; children, Larry (Cheryl), Ann Clover (Jim), Brian (Sandi), Robert (Trina) and Tara Marshall (Rob); brother, Kent (Sharla), two sisters-in-law, Arlene McCleary and Jane Sumner; 26 grand children and 11 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bill and Donald (Kay). The family would like to express gratitude to the IHC Hospice nurses and the staff at Garden Terrace for their tender and loving care during the last weeks of his life. Funeral services will be Wednesday January 14, 2009 at 11a.m. in the Butler Stake Center located at 7035 Nutree Drive (3255 East). A viewing will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, located at 8090 S. State St, Midvale, and also just prior to the funeral services at the Butler LDS Stake Center on Wednesday from 9a.m. to 10:30am. Interment, South Jordan City Cemetery.

Taken from the Salt Lake Tibune