Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday activities for 45th Reunion

For those of you looking for something to do on Saturday we have the following proposed activities. Now it's time to start making reservations so we need to hear from you. Send me an email with your choices.

Selection 1: Golf at Wildcreek Golf Club at 11 AM. We are reserving 16 spots for this. The fees we're talking about would be $55 after 11:00 AM. This includes cart and range balls. We need to hear from you in case we have not reserved enough spots.

Selection 2: A day at the Spa - appointments should be made in advance. We are recommending the new Atlantis SPA for appointments. Their website and spa menus are at , If you are planning on a spa experience please let us know so that we can arrange rides for anyone who will not have their own car in Reno.

Selection 3: A scrapbooking tour of Reno led by Kathy Johnson. She promises a fun day for everyone and once again we need to hear from you if you want to do this so we can arrange rides for everyone.

Selection 4: Lunch at the hotel and Ball Room Decorating Party with Connie. Lots of help is needed to make the ballroom into a magical place for the evening dinner dance. Price of the lunch depends on your particular order. Let us know if this is what you choose so Connie will be aware of who will be helping.

Selection 5: Summit Sierra Shopping Center Adventure - This is a ride to the mall for a day of shopping. There's no limit on the cost for this one. Let us know if this is your choice and if you will need a ride.

Selection 6: Here are some other proposed actiities. We need to know if these interest you so we can make arrangements for these. National Auto Museum, Railroad Museum, Virginia City Excursion, Gaming Academy, Lake Tahoe Excursion, Bowling

The reunion is now 10 weeks away and everyone is getting really excited. As of this morning we have 61 paid attendees, 36 who will be paying and 15 who said maybe I will come.

Please remember that the price for the reunion is $105 per person if postmarked by April 1st. After April 1st the price is $125. All reservations are 100% refundable until May 1, 2009. After that date we reserve the right to issue partial refunds if sufficient funds are not available. This is because we have to provide guarantees close to the reunion and may have to pay for meals not eaten, etc.

If you would like to post something to this blog, just email me the content and I will put it on for you or if you want to post it yourself, let me know and I will make sure your name is on that list of blog authors.

We have new email addresses on the website for
Gary Hennings
Bruce Hix
Cynthia Trapani Cerletti

For reunion information:

Our class website is

Reunion Registration forms to print out

Agenda of activites, room reservations and questions about the reunion asked and answered

a list of those committed to attending - updated daily

our blog/newsletter


45th Reunion
Class of 1964
to be held
May 15-17, 2009
Holiday Inn
Sparks, Nevada

Carolyn Faye Hoover 1946-2004

Carolyn Faye Hoover
Fairbanks resident Carolyn Faye Hoover, 57, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She had been receiving treatment for leukemia since November 2002 and had undergone a stem cell transplant in May 2004.

Carolyn was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in San Francisco to Grove William and Augusta Faye Hoover. She graduated from Humbolt State University with a degree in physical education and dance. She went on to earn master's and doctoral degrees in health education from the University of Oregon. Carolyn taught high school in Chester, Calif., and at The College of the Redwoods in Arcata, Calif. In need of a change in attitude and latitude, Carolyn moved to Fairbanks in 1981 to become the curriculum director for health education for the school district. She then taught writing at North Pole Middle School for several years. Carolyn taught drama, physical education, health, and writing at Lathrop High School for many years. She coached gymnastics and the debate, drama, and forensics team. She directed many plays and musicals, infecting students with her love of all aspects of the theater. At the time of her death, Carolyn was employed as a grant writer for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District. This job allowed her to travel to the village communities and work with students in small groups. Memories of these trips were often shared with her caregivers during her illness. Carolyn was also very active in the Fairbanks theater community. She was past president of the Fairbanks Drama Association. Carolyn was known for her directing, lighting, and choreography talents. On every set, whether at the high school or community level, the audiences enjoyed finding the hidden images of Elvis and a flamingo that were her trademarks. Carolyn is survived by her brother and sister-in law, Grove W. Hoover II and Sandy Samora of Millbrae, Calif.; niece Kelli Barkett of San Fransisco; foster son Jake Nelson of Seattle; and her beloved cat Spookie. She also leaves behind many friends, colleagues, and hundreds of former students.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, at University Community Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road. The Rev. Murray Richmond will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairbanks Drama Association, 1852 Second Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701, or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024.

Later this fall, Carolyn's cremains will be scattered by her family and close friends Carl and Jill Addington in Deception Pass, Wash., a favorite, peaceful respite from the world of illness and hospitals.
Arrangements were by People's Memorial and Bleitz Funeral Home, both of Seattle.

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