Murray High School Class of 1964

Pilots Blue and Gold

2017 is Our 53rd year!

Save the date: Friday, September 8th, 2017 

 

 

 

See photos from last year by going to the Photo Gallery

 Do you remember what you were doing in 1974? Well, the Ten Year Reunion Committed does, and they're telling all! Go to the Photo Gallery (Click on the 1974 Reunion Booklet) and take a look for yourself. Four classmates already had their PhDs. and two were living overseas.

 

 

End of Summer Class Picnic

Where: Como Park Shelter (Midway Parkway entrance at Hamline across from the kiddy rides.)

Cost: FREE! Just bring your main dish, your beverage and a side to share.   

When:  The shelter is available from 3:30 PM until 9:30 PM. Rain or shine. 

Questions? Check with your class reunion committee:

 Betsi Sample (651)423-7076

Rose Armstrong (651)735-5936 rosemaryarmstrong@comcast.net

 
News
 
 
 
 
Mike Smith, age 70, of South St. Paul Died August 28, 2017 Survived by son Cale, daughters Katie (Florida), Jenny of Blaine and sister Suellen (Jerome) Kuklok of Lilydale. Proud 1st Division Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Past Commander of VFW Post 295. Special thank you to the nurses of Minneapolis VA Dialysis Unit. Well done. Private memorial and interment.

Sweet Martha's Cookies (Martha Rossini Olson, Reno's daughter) opened her third stand at the Minnesota State Fair last year, and is now the largest booth (by dollar volume) at the Fair.. Be sure to get your fair share.
 
Janice M Wemyss Van Hoven: Age 69 of Scandia Died Saturday, April 23 2016. Janice was an avid collector of Fiestaware. She will be remembered for her holiday meals and cookie trays. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Maren (Abraham) Wemyss; brother, Robert. She will be deeply missed by her devoted husband, Jim; beloved children, Jill (Matthew) McKenzie, Jeff; grand-children, Tyler and Maiah; brother, Darrell (Linda); nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail, Scandia. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake; and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment at Elim Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the church.
 
Michael D. '(Mike)' Halvorsen
Halvorsen, Michael D. (Mike) 5/24/1946 - 1/28/2016 Mike Halvorsen, 69, of Lino Lakes, passed away at the U of M Hospital on Jan. 28, 2016. Employed many years in the computer industry as a mechanical engineer/design field. He was a devotee of classic cars and was a member for many years of River City Street Rods Car Club in Hudson, WI and the MSRA. Preceded in death by his wife Sharen; parents Olaf and Edith; sister Sigrid and brother John. Survived by loving companion Bonnie Long of Woodbury, siblings Marcia and Patrick (Virginia); niece Jeanne (John) Vogt; grand-nieces Jessica and Emily; and great-grand-niece Sophia. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Washburn McReavy Northeast Chapel, 2901 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, with a visitation one hour prior. Private family interment. 
Published in Star Tribune on January 31, 2016
Mike died of myelodysplasia syndrome, a blood disease, the same as Mr. Pearson.


Coach Jack Pearson
Age 86, of St. Paul Died January 25, 2016 from myelodysplasia. Jack graduated from Murray HS, Gustavus College and St. Mary's grad school. He was a teacher at Murray and Como Park for over 30 years and HS hockey coach for Murray HS. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly; sons, Joe, Jon and James; daughter, Amy Peterson; grandchildren, Joe Jr., Stuart, Jackson, Ellice, Alexandra, Abigail and Lillian; sisters, Bonnie Burns, Margaret Lundberg and Judy Palmquist. Interment Fort Snelling. Memorials preferred to Langford Park Hockey Program or HealthPartners Hospice.
Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 26, 2016



Mark Bauer
Aged 69 of St. Paul Long time hockey referee Died peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 9, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Elsie Bauer. Survived by loving wife, Chiya (nee Avaloz); son, Paul (Myriam Castro-Franco); grandson, Mateo; siblings, John, Leslie (Leland) Whitney, Paul (Catherine Brandel), Laurie; and his loving Avaloz family. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. www.friends-BWCA.org/donate
Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 13, 2015

 
 
 
Merikay Mattson Young died December 31st, 2014
Merikay was 68 years old and passed away comfortably at home surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents, Erik and Helen Mattson, sisters Gloria and Gail, husband Michael and grandson Orion. Survived by her daughter Karragh (Travis); son Rykken; grandchildren Kolbjorn and Kallum and brother, Eric. Funeral services were held at Como Park Luthren Church (1376 Hoyt Avenue) and internment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
 You can find a Guest Book Here
Age 68 Of St. Paul Passed away comfortably at home on December 31 surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents, Erik and Helen Mattson, sisters Gloria and Gayle, husband Michael and grandson Orion. Survived by her daughter Karragh (Travis); son Rykken; grandchildren Kolbjorn and Kallum and brother, Eric. Funeral Service 11 AM Wednesday at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Ave, St. Paul) with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred. 651-631-2727 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=merikay-young&pid=173696112&fhid=29219#sthash.aXlJwDyD.dpuf
 
Age 68 Of St. Paul Passed away comfortably at home on December 31 surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents, Erik and Helen Mattson, sisters Gloria and Gayle, husband Michael and grandson Orion. Survived by her daughter Karragh (Travis); son Rykken; grandchildren Kolbjorn and Kallum and brother, Eric. Funeral Service 11 AM Wednesday at Como Park Lutheran Church (1376 Hoyt Ave, St. Paul) with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred. 651-631-2727 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=merikay-young&pid=173696112&fhid=29219#sthash.aXlJwDyD.dpuf
Diane Barthold died October 18th 2013 at her home in Florida:
 
Barthold Hartwick Hiscoe Diane Adeline Hiscoe, age 67, of Ft Pierce, FL died October 18, 2013 at Treasure Coast Hospice from complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was born in St Paul, MN and had been a resident of Florida for 26 years. Diane lived life with a sense of adventure she was first on the dance floor, loved to sing and traveled at every opportunity. Prior to retirement Diane was Executive Assistant to the President of Liberty Medical on The Treasure Coast. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 10 years, Kenneth Hiscoe; beloved Yorkie "Tia"; daughter, Paula Hartwick (Jon) Tisch of Genoa City, WI and their children, Stephen, Adam (Kelsey), Sawyer and Colton; daughter, Kristin Hartwick Husom of Shakopee, MN and her children, Preston and Sidney. Diane is also survived by four siblings, sister Sharon Palas, brother Stephen Bruce Barthold, sister Carole Howe and twin brother David Barthold, as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Diane's life will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park, MN. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104. "Smile for Me My Diane"
Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 27, 2013
 
 
 
You can find a Guest Book Here. 

 
."Looking good...."
 
 
 
A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation (You'll love it...)

Do you ever wonder what happened to one of your loved (or despised) teachers? We don't have a perfect list, but the Class of 1959 has put together a pretty good list.  Click here to see the latest.

 Now, none of us were old enough to sample the product, but we all knew the jingle well, here is a 1952 Hamm's Beer Commercial.

 Our hearts go out to the families of:

 

Melody Milburn  Lavagetto (1946-2010)

Mary Jo Haugan Skoriuchow (1946-2010)

 


 

 Remember Doug Setley?  Check out the Guest Book to see his greetings.

 

Hey. what happened to Jack Sweet?  He and his wife Gloria moved from St. Anthony Park to Lauderdale, and have since disappeared.  Where did they go?

 

New Feature!!!

Weren't at the Reunion? Have a better photo to share?

Here's your chance! 

(Go to the Blog and let us know you have a photo to share. We'll do the rest.)

Click Here to See the Additions

Our 50th was held:

September 5th and 6th, 2014
 
in beautiful downtown Vadnis Heights

A good time was had by all at the 45th reunion of the William (Bill) Murray High School Class of 1964. The photos are in, so see for yourself:

Click Here for Photos

 

A bonfire at a Fire Ring at the south end of Como Park started at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 31st. (Well, actually at Noon, when Rose set up camp to save the best Fire Ring for the class.)  Nobody brought musical instruments, marshmallows, or old algebra papers to burn, but Mike Halvorsen grilled some tasty brats and burgers and stories of the Blue and Gold warmed hearts. It took a thunderous rain storm to end the evening, but not the memories.

Click here to check out some snapshots of the evening


The Main Event (45th)

Was held on Saturday, August 1, 2009

At the Beautiful, Elegant, Upscale, but affordable... 

Guldens Restaurant and Bar 



Where is this Taj Mahal of fine dining?

Out on Highway 61, (2999 Highway 61 North • Maplewood, MN 55109, the Champs Elysees of the Northern Suburbs, to be exact)

 
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$25.00 per person/$50.00 per couple (or $200 for a family of eight.) Cash bar.

We will gather around 6 pm, have dinner (buffet) at about 7 and close up shop around midnight.



Do you have photos to include in this site? Let us know, we'll publish them! Do you have news to share? Also let us know.

  

 

Here are some Fun things to do from Stu Peterson:

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Cars We Drove (thanks, Norm Gage)

Box Elder Bugs

by Bill Holmes
With us it is different, we think,
each raised to be odd,
the center of his own world,
without which nothing else is;
and it all goes down
with a burst of weeping,
a hollow space in the air
where our body stood.

Murray High Song  [Words by Emily Andersen or Marilyn (Neubrand) Kabes]
"For Murray High we give a cheer hurrah for blue and gold......."


Other Murray classes:

1959