Memories.....

I threw all my yearbooks away made fun of I don't live in Oregon city anymore I am married have two bueatiful children lots of grankids I am now fighting breast cancer both my parents are gone now picked berries at chapins. I never did fit in

patty watson
Oregon city, OR
November 30th, 2015 at 5:55 PM OCHS Time
Thank you, Hank, your updates on Facebook make me smile. I spent an enjoyable few minutes looking through our yearbook pictures just now. Though I only spent a year and a half at OCHS, I made friends and memories. Merry Christmas everyone.

Shaena Peterson
Bay City, OR
December 13th, 2014 at 3:40 PM OCHS Time
Can it really be almost 45 years since we graduated? I just retired from the Clackamas Co Sheriff's Office after 39 years. Time now to try to adjust to a more "normal" lifestyle. Looking forward to seeing some old friends at our 50 year reunion in five years. Hopefully we will have the best turnout ever for this milestone event.

Mark White
Milwaukie, OR
April 17th, 2014 at 6:02 AM OCHS Time
A week from Thanksgiving and had thoughts of what is really important. All of you came to mind.

George Bean
Maple Valley, WA
November 14th, 2012 at 11:58 AM OCHS Time
Does anyone remember the raid at a party near the high school in 69? I vaguely remember scattering into the blackberry bushes when the OCPD showed up. (Rory it was your idea) and had to explain the scratches on our legs the next morning LOL!!

Doris Rosenthal
Oregon City, OR
November 5th, 2012 at 8:57 PM OCHS Time


Pastor Kurt Beard
Gardner, KS
January 11th, 2012 at 3:40 PM OCHS Time
I really love being a part of your class functions...what a great class!! Thanks for including me!

Phyllis Dowrey
Oregon City, OR
August 23rd, 2011 at 12:57 PM OCHS Time
Hi everyone, I'm sure most of you will not remember me,I did go to OC all 3 years only to get married as soon as I turned 18 ( big mistake ) then quit school, but went on to get my G.E.D. In grade school I lived by and goofed around with Maureen Billmeyer, Paula Salsbury, Becky Mint, Wendy Sweeney, and I sure would like to get in contact with them again. If anyone knows where these woman may be, please let me know..thanks Joanne.

Joanne Stewart Blackman
Molalla, OR
July 2nd, 2011 at 6:00 PM OCHS Time
I just want to express my saddness that I feel today, hearing that another classmate--"friend" has passed away. Thank you Hank for letting all of us know. May you rest dear friend in peace.

Pam Gibson Carroll
La Center, WA
March 16th, 2010 at 3:20 PM OCHS Time
Probably don't remember me. I'm the quiet guy that sat in the back of the room in most classes. Ran around with andy,monte and mike. Moved away after a semester at Clackamas community college. Joined U.S.A.F. Now retired from the miltary. Thanks Hank sorry I could not make the reunion.

jay stalkup
wichita, ks
September 21st, 2009 at 8:35 PM OCHS Time
I just read the book(page was not available when I came in!I just want to thank Hank as well, what a great site, alot of the kids were not in the student lists, Carol Glenn or DeVonna McGrady does anyone know what has become of them? My best memory was of going to a drive in with 6 hiding in the trunk!!!!Or the time Carol tried to teach me the fine art of bowling, I did everything just as she said except I let go when arm went out behind me.... I got a man right in the gut... I wanted to run.. He came down and showed me the right way and he wasn't even mad. I think it took all his strength to keep from wringing my neck. How about Donna Scarborough anyone know where she is??? She taght me the finer things like drinking 1 or 2 fifths of Sloe Gin in a single school day and not showing any signs of it!!!Even the vice Principal couldn't tell. (Mr. Anderson wasn't it)?? I lived out on Springwater Rd as far out of town as you can get bus ride was almost 2 hrs long. You did not want to miss that bus!!! I got married shortly after OCHS and have 6 kids 9 grandchildren and 11 great grands youngest is 9 mos. My husband passed away in 2000 after a 16 yr battle with cancer. I heard that Mike Barrett passed away, does anyone know if that was true he was not on the list. Thanks again for the run down memory lane!!!

Linda Boyd Larkins
LaGrande, OR
March 27th, 2009 at 11:21 PM OCHS Time
Just wanted to say how sad to learn of the passing of some great friends and class mates, wasn't in OCHS very long but have alot of great memories!!! Mostly of alot of bad habits and alot of trouble but great to look back now!!!!!

Linda Boyd
LaGrande, OR
March 27th, 2009 at 10:46 PM OCHS Time
We are in a state of hard times, but my hopes are high for 2009. Times have changed in the past 40 years and most of us are here to have seen those changes. The new President has more changes in mind and I feel the energy from my fellow piers, our children and their children. Let's come together for our 40th class reunion and celebrate what we can be greateful for. See you then.

Linda Martinson Plaganis
oregon city, or
January 10th, 2009 at 6:05 PM OCHS Time
I just found the 'memory book'. Isn't it funny that, the older you get, the more clear memories from the past become? I'm so glad to have the class of '69 to hold on to! And I'm so VERY glad that Hank has kept us in touch! From all of the reunions, to the rebirth of the Staggs (who now play more than 'Gloria'), to the heartfelt 'announcements' when our classmates or teachers pass on, I so appreciate you all. Isn't it funny? We spend our whole life racing away from our 'roots' and, in the end, you are the most important part of our lives! Susie

Susie Stevens (Coombes)
Oregon City, Or
February 22nd, 2008 at 9:49 PM OCHS Time
I felt that I wanted to let everyone know that Lorinda Walker Lyvers, committed suicide on July 31. She has been living in Mesa, AZ for the last 6 years. There has been such sadness in this family. Her husband was found dead in his car in May.....and with both of them gone now, they have a 13 yr old son, James, that needs our prayers. *Lorinda, you may have left this earth--but you are certainly not forgotten. I love you, and will miss you always.*

Pam Gibson Carroll
LaCenter , Wa
August 9th, 2006 at 11:22 AM OCHS Time
Hi And Thanks Hank, For letting me in on all the things that are going on up there. I started thinking about the great things we did and the not so smart stuff we did. The partys, And How everyone new that we were all having a party at the West place. And my mom never new until she when down stair and found all the watermelons in the shower. I still do not know who brought all the watermelons. I'm just sorry that I haven'st been there for all the reunions. Miss Ya All Terry (West,Hair,Leiferman,)Clift

Terry Clift (West)
Harker Heights, Tx
November 28th, 2004 at 5:43 AM OCHS Time
Super Job with the 68,69,70 reunion and the Web, I'm so impressed of your talents, none the less the time and energy you've taken to put into OCHS and the class of 69. I'm proud to be a member of our classmates and will continue to support your efforts and others to keep us alive! What Fun...

Linda Martinson
oregon city, or
August 31st, 2004 at 9:06 AM OCHS Time
Just wanted to say thanks to Hank for all his hard work that he has put into this site.I for one appreciate it and if you can tell me how I can get in touch with Jackie Walburn I would appreciate it. Haven't seen her in years.

Sharon Adamson-Moore
Eugene, OR
August 25th, 2004 at 8:54 PM OCHS Time
Since this seems to be the memory pages for all classes surrounding the mighty '69, my memory is from '70. It seems there was to be a pep rally featuring the dancing majorettes. A few industrious classmates comandeered a beat-up pick-up and scoured the hills of Park Place until we located a chained billy-goat. I mean the real bearded, mean, can-eating grand-dad billy-goat. They "kid"-napped billy for his wild ride back to OCHS. He was spirited up the back fire-escape and kept under wraps until the majorettes (conveniently wearing their red outfits) were in the throes of one of their famous line dances. The back stage door opened, billy charged, and pandemonium errupted.

Mike Woods
Vancouver, wa
August 2nd, 2004 at 7:51 PM OCHS Time
Hi guys!!! Good to hear from you. Iam still kicking,and doing well.Do you all remmber all the rafting trips we did down the clackamas river. Those were the good times!!!Hope to see you all soon. Tom

Tom Seal
Oregon City, Or.
April 18th, 2004 at 9:40 AM OCHS Time
Your site brought back a bunch of memories, even though I am from the Great Class of '68. Thanks for the trip. Hope to be at the reunion..God Bless Kurt Beard

Kurt Beard
Klamath Falls, OR.
March 12th, 2004 at 10:37 PM OCHS Time
I just ran into Hank Schassen the other day. I didn't recognize him, as he looks a lot older. What's up with that? This website brings back a lot of memories. The only real event I can recal with high school was the time I was working in wood shop, and trying to create a wooden bowl of sorts, and the dang thing got away from me and shot accross the room almost decapitating someone. Needless to say I was not able to successfully complete the project, nor would they let me. It was really a fun time back then if you think about it.

Dale Nicodemus
Oregon City, OR
February 15th, 2004 at 8:06 PM OCHS Time
My most memorable time in O.C. was actually when I ran Track at Thora B Gardiner Jr High in 9th grade. I beat the school record in the 220 yd dash even after getting cramps in both legs and falling to the ground at the start. As I was falling I leaned forward and just rolled back to my feet. Seeing I never lost a race in my life ,I wasn't about to lose that race either. I took off like a bat out of hell! Yep , I won the race and beat the school record. Also ran track in O.C.H.S till I had to quit due to having problems with legs cramping. I did however tie the record there. Hmmm wonder if I'm still listed at either school

Steve Savaria
Rensselaer, NY
January 22nd, 2004 at 3:28 AM OCHS Time
Seeing I left O.C. back in 68 to move back to NY. I don't really remember many of you and I will bet, many of you don't remember me either except a few. Like Lyle & Ellen Johnson and of course my ex sweetheart "Susan Imholt" Ok So Homer Wagner should know me too seeing he and Susie started going together after we broke up!! :(

Steve Savaria
Rensselaer, NY
January 22nd, 2004 at 3:23 AM OCHS Time
GREETINGS TO MY OLD CLASSMATES FROM PARK PLACE AND THORA B. GARDINER JR. HIGH.SORRY I MOVED IN MY FRESHMAN YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL. STILL IN GLADSTONE I REMEMBER PARTYING WITH CERTAIN ONES FROM O.C. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!DOWN AT HIGH ROCK'S DICK'S DRIVE IN BOB'S DRIVE IN AND YAW'S SCOTTIES AND THE TIK TOK.I HEAR THEY STILL TALK ABOUT HOWELL AND THE WRECKING CREW.I REMEMBER MR. CAMERON GETTING ON MY CASE ABOUT MY SHIRT TAILS AND LONG HAIR!TAKE CARE DARRELL MISTEREK

DARRELL MISTEREK
PORTLAND, OR.
August 25th, 2003 at 1:38 PM OCHS Time
Hank, thanks for the trip down memory lane. And Dave Crandle I beleive there was a lot of poetic justice that happened at OCHS. I was trying to remember who was hung out the 3rd floor window, and who was responsible for the tarring and feathering of the West Linn Lyon. Jim Cisneros how are your car dashes holding up these days.

Sandi Saylor
Canby, Or
July 26th, 2003 at 12:27 AM OCHS Time
I remember one party at Mark Epperson's house. When the cops came and we all scattered. Does anyone remember that one or was everyone drunk there too. Gee most of the parties are vauge now that I think of them. Was it because I had a few too many or that with age I don't remember the fine details.

Patty Johnson
Mulino, Or
July 18th, 2003 at 8:27 PM OCHS Time
Wow! Memories are great. I have so many, and being there walking the halls, once again. Was a refreshing memory for us all. I walked into a classroom, that I had with Mr. Hinds. Diane Staff [Rasmussen], and I sat together,and in her memory, I could see it all, we turned a paper into him. He couldn't fine it,messy desk & all. So we cleaned his desk off,and under all the papers, their was our paper! He still tried to tell us we was late turning it in, but because we cleaned his desk off, he gave in to us. We knew how to work it,not blondes for nothing. Thanks Hank for doing all this! Ole' O.C.H.S. will always have fond memories!

Diane
Canby,, Ore.
June 14th, 2003 at 9:02 AM OCHS Time
First of all, I want to personally thank Hank for all the work that he has done on this site. Just unbelievable--and told this would happen 35 years ago--I never would have believed! (Of course computers weren't in OUR vocabulary) The first contact that I have had with all of you, was during the "walking tour" 6-07-03. 35 years is a long time. Sorry to say, that MOST of you I didn't recognize--and had to rely on the "name tag". I suppose the most "memorable" time for me--was during sophmore biology..and accidently getting locked out, while "Mr frog" was boiling dry in the pan for an extended time. Wow--the stench....the entire senior wing.. My appologies to all!

Pam Gibson Carroll
LaCenter, Wa.
June 8th, 2003 at 6:41 AM OCHS Time
I remember a time when Mo and I were sophmore's at OCHS and we decided to wear our skating skirt's to class, only to be told by Mr. Bernard that they were a distraction to the boy's. I don't think the boy's really minded back then. Any way we got sent home to change just like they did us our Freshman year for wearing what they called "Granny dresses". Seems to me that my time at OC was all good and I do miss those time. Anyone know whatever happen to Mr. Nutter. Wanted to thank him for the great grades that I really didn't earn. And it wasn't due to cheating either just to set the record straight.

Sharon Adamson-Moore
Eugene, Oregon
February 21st, 2003 at 8:30 AM OCHS Time
Hello all, I am Hank's son and damn proud of it! It is really neat to see all these stories. I would like to hear more of them!

Ryan Schassen
Oregon City, OR
November 15th, 2002 at 8:30 PM OCHS Time
Here's a memory for 'ya -- what a dork I was! I look at the yearbook and wonder who was that guy? What's with the hair -- and those glasses? Glasses like that would get you arrested as a child molester today. Not that the rest of you looked a whole lot better. My kids (and my wife) get no end of enjoyment from pointing out the hairstyles -- let's face it, many of them wouldn't be safe in a room with a ceiling fan, and the clothes -- I mean I know it rained a lot, but were we all expecting a flood, or what?Just a random Saturday morning note -- mainly to update the e-mail address in my first note. Had to change ISP's -- cuts down on the SPAM, you know....

Doug Fuller
Clayton, CA
September 14th, 2002 at 8:28 AM OCHS Tim
My High School Memories ? Ken Avery squeezing the crap out of my wrist when I cut half a finger off in Mr.Kirks Wood Shop.....Walking Donna Karns to Oregon City Hospital to see Dan..... Losing my clothes in the Student Lounge and Mr. Anderson having to go up on the roof to retrieve my crutches.....Some things I remember and wish I could forget.....By the way, in case I didn't thank you Ken, Thanks............

Fred Wunderlich
Oregon City, Or
Sunday, June 2nd, 2002 at 1:49 (EST)
Sitting in music class listening to Mr.Carangelo...Bless him. His music is still with me today! We had so much around us and as high school students didn't appreciate the power around us. To those who aren't here,I salute you and what you have done in the pass.Anyone coming to Hoover Dam in Boulder City,Nevada...stop by for a cool refreshing drink and say HI.

Darlene(Breitling)Looney
Boulder City, Nevada
Sunday, June 2nd, 2002 at 0:13 (EST)
After game dances were always a blast! I rememeber "The Portland Zoo" playing. Or do I? Usually followed by a trip down to Dave Howells'. Good job Hank!!!! Thanks for the memories.......God, I sound like Bob Hope.

David Minor
O.C.,
Saturday, June 1st, 2002 at 1:49 (EST)
Just seeing George Bean's NAME on this page...... brings up singing Rocky Racoon in math class. Oh, but Dennis is the one responsible for all of that chaos, eh? and how COULD a teacher be named Richard Large?

Robert Jones
Portland, OR
Saturday, May 31st, 2002 at 22:16 (EST)
There was so many one was of a party at Mark Epperson's that got busted I never ran so fast in my life other then in track.

Patty (Patsy Bolkan) Johnson
Mulino, Ore
Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 01:33:13
Thanks Hank for the music and this site. I just downloaded White Bird and sat remembering all the people and all the crazy things we did. Now that I have three teenagers I'm trying NOT to sound like my parents. Besides my kids would never believe what I did and (for the most part) got away with.Hank, are one of the few people that know the significance of White Bird. '69 was a great time ...what I can remember of it.

Michael Lyons
Lake Oswego, OR
January 23, 2002 at 00:00:49 (EST)
lots of memories, it was and continues to be a very unique class. So many still stay in contact. Hank, thanks for all your efforts. Hank, I think you and I have some memories that I can't remember. We can catch up next time. I remember the "bad lads 69". Not sure what we stood for but I am sure it was some sort of mischief. Crazy times. Sometimes I miss them.

Dennis Reeves
portland, or
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 22:36:04 (
Hank, you're awesome! Thanks for taking on this site. I've wondered for 20 years what's gone on with so many of our class. The reunion pics were super. Sorry to have missed it.

George Bean
Maple Valley, WA
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 00:54:5
One of my fondest memories is one of the many times when Dr. Ditto refused to close OCHS during a snow storm. I was on the second floor sitting by the window watching the snow storm when Dr. Ditto pulled up in his car in front of OCHS.He got out of his car and headed toward tne front doors and fell flat on his ass on the slick sidewalk! Now if that wasn't poetic justice, I don't know what is!

Dave Crandell
Eagle Creek, OR
Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 18:08:00 (E
To Randy Jack Mott....Hey the OC cops (Stan Orzie, Dick Martin, etc.) always blamed everything on you and Chuck J.! .. It let the rest of us get away with a lot...(I probably owe you a least 50 beers...)

Dave Howell
Portland, OR
Monday, August 13, 2001 at 11:13:39 (EDT
Dave Howell you cracker ass the cops blamed myself and Chuck Joyner for that stunt you owe me a beer for that one.

Randy Jack Mott
pocatello, idaho
Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 19:04:37 (EDT
Well, many of the old high school memories are either better left unsaid or perhaps better forgotten...Still, there was that time we applied a large bucket of tar & several pillow cases of fluffy feathers to the West Linn Lion right before the big game...As I recall, several of OCHS' more enterprising students participated in that prank...Hank Schassen, Billy McDonald, Dave Hinkle to name a few...Of course, I only assumed a supervisor role in the whole affair...(g>...

Dave Howell
Portland, OR
Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 19:49:42 (
Being way too shy, wish I could do it again but wouldnt be so shy

Andrew Wymore
Aloha, Oregon
Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 18:26:24 (EDT)
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to be part of the outstanding Oregon City High School Band. I enjoyed the people and the life lessons! And thank you Mister Lesser.

Debbie Crawford
Springfield, OR
Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 00:03:58 (EDT)
Hangin' out with Mike Schuh and Dave Howell listening to the Stones and Paul Revere and the Raiders checking out songs for the Stags .That was Cool

Michael Young
Shellbyville, TN
Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 19:18:27 (EDT)
Who really remembers the 60's? Would like to do it all over again knowing what I know now.

Lorinda Lyvers(Walker)
Mesa, AZ
Friday, June 22, 2001 at 19:52:37 (EDT)
Riding my BSA starfire down the main hall at OCHS stoping in front of the office and doing a burnout shooting down two flights of steps and out the west end DAVE POTTER would hold the door open for me. Mike hugo keep your handcuffs to your self NUFF seid .

Randy Jack Mott
pocatello, idaho
Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 15:28:18 (EDT)
Some good some bad, mostly wishing to have it back to do differently. Life continues and is glorious.

Robert Robinson
Kingman, AZ
Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 20:58:32 (EDT
Finally, someone from OCHS that will inform me and others out of touch about the old home town. Thank you Hank!!

Robert Robinson
Kingman, AZ
Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 20:33:33 (EDT
I'll never forget the day in Band class when Dave Eby was harrasing me (as usual) and I leaned over and whacked him on the kneecap with the mouthpiece from my trumpet -- right when Mr. Lesser was looking. I got yelled at, and Dave escaped. Just another High School injustice. Not that I'm bitter. It's amazing what 30 years of drugs and therapy can do.

Doug Fuller
Clayton, CA
Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 14:45:21 (EDT
Hanging out with Dave Rumbolt, Paul Renhard

Lyle F. Johnson
Wasilla, AK
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 18:53:53 (EDT)
My first day at OCHS as a freshman and having to ask Chuck Bridges out as my initiation. Boy was that a scary thing to do........ Especially because he was aSENIOR......

Jackie Walburn Anderson
Ridgefield, WA
Monday, June 18, 2001 at 01:24:24 (EDT)
Riding around with Mike Young in his Green Rambler and using the window washer as a squirt gun.

Hank Schassen
Everett, WA
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 12:01:57 (ED