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I actually did not have my senior year with the class - as I was in Sweden on AFS. (Maybe thats why my name was not on the list.) Upon returning home I went to William Jewel College and graduated with a BA in History and minor in English. I taught social studies at Maple Park Junior High (North KC) for 3 years. I met and married Jim Nielsen, 1975, and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. At that time Jim was completing the construction of his first of many custom homes at the Lake. I got a job at Camdenton schools where I taught social studies for 9 more years. We took students to Europe and DC during this time.
I spent the next five years selling and listing Real Estate as Nielsen Realty. After a failed attempt at politics (ran for State Rep) a State Farm Insurance manager approached me about a great "opportunity". After 8 months of preparation for this new career I was two weeks from signing a contract when I discovered I was pregnant!
I proceeded with both "careers" and have a 19 year agency and a great 18 year old kid. His classmates have parents that I taught - so we have many chuckles.
In 1996 I became a charter member of Laurie-Sunrise Beach Rotary Club. It has resulted in hosting 4 foreign students(2 Lativians and 2 Germans), entertaining many internationals in our home and getting involved at the District Level.
I still love music and have been active in Lake Area Strings and singing in the Lake Chorale.
Considering Sean's age and stage I never plan to retire. Instead we try to do those things we would in retirement - travel, etc.-while still maintaining the agency. Life has been a bit of a surprise - but absolutely the way it should have been.
In June of 2010 Jim and I divorced. All is well in spite.
Thank you to all of you that have done a bio. I have read and enjoyed them all.
remembers our Classmates and friends who are no longer with us.
Douglas R. Phillips ..... Jimmy Huffman ..... Steve Izzard ..... Paula Behee
Marsha VanKirk ..... Mick Rupe ..... Glenn Fickel ..... Terry Bass .... Andy West
Lon Balch.....Ranae King ..... John Young.... Nick Binninger ..... Janet Hyder
John Tucker ..... Phil 'Kerry' Mitchell .....Bryan Martin ..... David Warner
Marty Talcott ..... Raleigh Woods ..... Rick Harbison ..... Charlie Hobbs*
Larry Latimer ..... Connie Robinette .....Mark Jordison ..... Kristine Beasley
Sandi Novak .... Dale Allen ..... Paul Miller ..... Sue King ..... Lee Reichardt
Gregg Rodekopf .... Sue Huffman .... Barbara Reiff ... David Shakespeare
Debbie Harmon .... Steve Sword....Terry Colston .... Linda Roberts
Mike Gillespie .... Linda Dutcher .... Don Cain ... Mike Gray ... Dennis Allen
Was it only yesterday we said "hi" in the hallway or shared the same class?
Was it only yesterday we talked on the phone or crammed for a test?
Was it only yesterday we held our diplomas and said our good byes?
Was it only yesterday we heard of your passing?
And we cried.
(*You may visit Charles Michael Hobbs' memorial page on The Virtual Wall®
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