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Doug Olson
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Real Estate Broker Married 3 Dr. Ripplinger Realtor, Home Builder, General Sales Manager After that graduation night with Teresa McCormack (she was so kind to share those events as my date) and the awful events of the Bobby Kennedy assassination, I decided to attend the University of Utah. I pledged with Sigma Chi fraternity and with the events of the world at the time, found the seriousness of the Vietnam era pressing heavily. I was fortunate to be chosen to serve an LDS (Mormon) Mission to the incredible country of Italy. It was like the old "Brer Rabbit" concept of "oh please, don't throw me in that briar patch"....How could they have known what they were doing by sending me to Italy. The cradle of culture, art, music and so much beauty. Oh yes, don't forget the food.....that's why I look like I do now. Nevertheless, I served and came home with the Vietnam conflict still raging. I was fortunate to marry the most beautiful girl from Olympus 1968 (I'm not a traitor), who would become my all in all, Barbara Berg. She's been the stability in my past 41 years. After marriage, I was sent to basic training for the Utah National Guard. I was in the 144th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.)as a senior stenographer (if you ever watched the movie/T.V. show, I was 'Radar', really!). It was truly an experience, not unlike the screen version. I was assigned to the Adjutant General School in Indianapolis, Indiana and actually was on active duty training for 14 months. (Should have just gone active). Came home and became a "Realtor"....and that has been the story for 41 years. As you can imagine, the ride has been up and down, but full of life, teaching, learning and happiness. Along the way, I opened a restaurant in the Crossroads Mall when it first opened (now it is only a brief memory in a moment of time in the Salt Lake landscape). It was a salad bar restaurant called "Lettuce Entertain You" and got out of the restaurant business within two years. I was retained by a company in the '80's to create a sales staff. Nytone Electronics was a professional photographic processing equipment company. I knew sales and enjoyed the relationship while still building and selling homes with Peterson Development. I left Peterson in the '90's and created Olson & Company Real Estate which then become BUILDING DYNAMICS Realty, where I was until Dec 2008, when it all crashed. I survived and am the Principal Broker for a new creation called MediaOne Real Estate. As of this writing, I have 7 beautiful grandchildren, all close by, at least for now. I actually became an active participant in the LDS Church with the mission to Italy (believe it or not) and have remained so with various opportunities to participate. I kept the old Mosrite guitar from the PoorBoys days. I've always played in some fashion and decided I should renew that most enjoyable pastime of 'rock 'n roll'. I've been playing and singing in a cover band, Auld'sKool (www.auldskoolrocks.com) My wife has been the stability and salvation through all this. She has come to understand my intolerable A.D.H.D personality. Not sure she likes it, but tells me she loves me, Thank you Barbara. I learn each morning. I learn that the life is an interesting ride each day. I don't know if I have any great perspective on life other than the truth of "perspective". Isn't it interesting how much we know now that we thought we knew then. Relationships are so important. Anger and fear are NOT good. We are not perfect, but we try again each morning don't we...

I love to golf and learned from a father who will be 90 years old the month of our 45th reunion (Sept. 1, 2013) and still tries to get to the country club to hit a ball.  What a great example.
I love to study scripture (sounds really strange from what you remember of me, I know, but isn't it interesting how life goes).  That study is so comforting and I am very open to other records of spiritual insight.
Having had the opportunity to be so involved in the preparation of this 40th reunion, especially with this website as the administrator, I've been overwhelmed with the interesting lives you have all led.  What fun to read and remember.  How humbling to know what some of you have accomplished while I just stayed here in Salt Lake (mostly).  Thank you for sharing and for participating in the foundational events of my life at Skyline High School.  
More later......

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Randy Parker
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Retired Married 2 Mr. Powell and Ms. Bailey Social Worker, Social Work Supervisor, Court Officer, Social Service Administration After retiring in 2010, my wife of nearly 40 years, Mimi, and I have led a quiet and comfortable life. Our greatest joy has been the arrival of our grandchildren (Olivia 2012, Jaxson 2015 and yet-to-be-named baby girl 2018). The two youngest live/will live in Florida, so we travel a bit to stay in touch. Other interests include reading, gardening, and hobbies. Love, peace, faith, family and friends are most important in life.
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Charles Parsons
Social Worker / Pottery Teacher
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Michael Paul (Dixon)
retared Divorced 1 Sylvester, Morck, an art teacher, Handley, Jacobs are all my beloved teachers. They either threw me out of their class or failed me. Ms. Jacob would not promote me to Creative Writing, but in 2000 I sent her my first book. No response. most of them In 2005, I was traveling with a woman and she left me in Xian, China. After staying in Xian for six years as a teacher and student, I guess she is not coming back for me. In 2010, I was traveling with a woman and she left me in Thailand. There seems to be a pattern here. Stay at home, get married, have kids, get fat and be happy.
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Shauna Paulsen (Robbins)
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If your youngest just got married, you must have grown up!!!  I'm one of those rare BYUtes.  I attended the Y and then graduated from the U.  I married Michael Robbins and we are the proud parents of 5 children and 13 "extraordinary" grand children.  We lived right next to Skyline High, on Ash Circle when we were first married and I taught school at Upland Terrace Elementary.  We moved to Orlando, Florida and then to Atlanta, Georgia were Mike was the director for LDS Family Services and then Welfare Services.  We loved the south and definitely left a part of our hearts there.  We moved back to Utah 16 years ago and it has been good to be close to extended family.  I just retired as a part-time medical assistant to a OB/GYN physician and we are leaving in September to serve a mission in the Czech Republic.  We will miss not catching up with all of you!  If you are in Prague in the next 18 months. Look us up!
Love to all you Eagles
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Nannette Pederson (Hansen)
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Co owner/PreschoolTeacher Married 6 Mr. Dente (Drama) He helped me develop confidence by humiliating and embarrassing me. He forced me out of my comfort zone and increased my vocabulary by asking me to be more "seductive" - I had to look that up in Webster's! Teacher Cottonwood High, Preschool teacher 10 years After two years of teaching at Cottonwood High School, I married a terrific guy, Dave Hansen (Bountiful High '68)and sweethearts for 39 years! Our first son was born near the end of my next year of teaching and I've been fortunate to have been able to make "mothering" my primary job for the last 32 years..yikes 32?! I've been crazy enough to have served as both an Elementary and High School PTA president, Co-Chairperson with my husband for the Bountiful Handcart Days (5 years) and numerous other church and community positions. I've been blessed to have been available as a caregiver to both my parents and have felt the void after saying "goodbye" to them both. I've experienced the joy of being loved by a devoted husband and the love laughter and yes, tears that come from sharing life with six wonderful children. (My drama skills have been particularly helpful-I've used them to take on "roles" so I could "pretend" I knew what I was doing.) Children's umbilical cords are eventually cut and replaced with bungie cords... I feel the same age "inside" as I did in 1968...my body does not feel (or look) the same age as it did in 1968. God planned for our "near" vision to diminish as we get older so we can still be brave enough to look into a mirror every morning. You can choose happiness. Life is most beautiful when you share it and most satisfying when who serve in it. Good friends can survive the "pause button" when life happens to separate you...the button goes back to "play" when you step back into each other's lives - almost where you left off! Right Tag? You have the most growth through trials. Life is wonderful and goes on even during and after cancer.
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Rosemary (Rosie) Poll (Hawkes)
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Grandmother Married 2 Bonnie Bates Coop, Mrs. Smiley retail sales, and management,banking,medical office manager for Pediatrics, Family Practice and ENT Drs., custom wedding gown designer/seamstress I met and married Steve Hawkes, from Honeyville, Ut. after attending USU for two years, had two georgeous daughters, Stephanie and Mandie,and lived seveal places, including Anchorage Alaska for four years. We settled in Layton, Ut, where we have remained for the bulk of our 37 years together. We have 7 absolutely beautiful grandchildren, Dakota, Jayden, Whitt, Jace,twins- Brylee & Bodree and Hailie. 5 Boys after having only daughters wears me out, and the twins are a pair of energizer bunnies. They're envolved in everything, therefore I am too. Sports, hunting, fishing, rodeo and fun. Being empty nesters has allowed Steve and I time to travel a little, we've traded our huge garden for a swimming pool our "little oasis". It's much easier to take care of, although we did keep a little room to still garden. Our barn is now empty as well. It seems most of the animals left when the girls did, especially the horses, goats, and cattle. However, with one son-in-law a Vet, and the other a cattleman,and both being in rodeo, we seem to not miss them. We do still have Labs,a 15 yr old chocolate, the other a year old black. I've been toying with an idea to breed Cinder, to a Standard Poodle, I understand the breed makes great bird dogs. I'm not sure if I have the energy though. While Steve has been in construction, now VP of Operations for Burton Lumber, (yes that's our Senior Pres.'s family buisness); I have done numerous jobs. My favorite was working from home and designing and making wedding gowns,which I have done off and on since High school, and around all my other jobs. "When things get you down, just keep one foot in front of the other, it will lead you somewhere." and "Enjoy each and every moment of your life, you don't ever get it back".
Dear Class, It has been so fun to catch up on where and what everyone is doing.  I haven't thought of High School for sooo long.  I guess life just has a habit of moving on.  My best to everyone, not sure if we can make it to any festivities, but will try... Grandchildren take presidence in our lives now, and they are envolved in "Little Wrangler Rodeo"  both days of the reunion. Send Rosemary (Rosie) a MessageSend Rosemary (Rosie) a Message
Laura Powell
Search Executive (head hunter) Married 1 Miss Beal Banker, Commercial Lender, Non-profit board president, Mom I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 36 years, mostly in Marin County. Married to Chuck almost 20 years, and we are blessed with good health, good work, good humor, and a fabulous kid. The only thing that really matters is the quality of one's relationships with friends, family, co-workers, the community, the world.
Chuck Byce, husband
Morgan Byce, daughter - senior in high school
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Donald Prater
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Store Manager TJMax Married 4 Mr. Bird and Mr. Crump Merchandise Manager, Sr. Merchandise Manager, Operational Manager, Retired from JCPenney After graduating from Skyline went to U of U and graduated in 1972 in Psychology. Started working for JCPenney after short stint as a counselor. Worked as a buyer and merchandise trainer for 33 years, training new buyers and closing and opening new stores. Retired after 33 years and started as Store Manager with TJMax - moving back to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Life is short and retirement won't be here soon enough.
Wife Liz, Children: Eddie, Elise, Chris, Brian, Grandchildren: Stephanny, Melissa
Becky Richards (Stoker)
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I still feel like the person on the left, but a glance in the mirror reminds me that 40 years have flown by!  Doug and I married in 1969, spent four years in San Francisco, and then returned to SLC so we could enjoy and be near our families.  After raising our children in the Sugar House area, we built a home within Skyline's boundaries and in the same neighborhood where I grew up.  The photo on the right describes our happy role as grandparents today.  I'm making every effort to stay in shape so I can keep up with nine vibrant grandkids!
Hope to see you all in September. . . . . .
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