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West Albany High School
Class Of 1973

Welcome to the West Albany High Class Of 1973 web site. If you have any questions about the site, you can contact the following individuals:

Karen (Hampton) Turkovich

Mason Lakowske

A quick note of explanation: The site contains only names of classmates - no address or email information has been entered. Due to privacy and other concerns expressed by several individuals (and the nature of privacy on the web these days) we have opted to let each classmate enter their own information if they wish to do so. (this site) will protect this information from search engines and other web-based mechanisms for finding information, but other classmates will be able to view it. If you have any questions, please contact Karen or Mason



The 45th West Albany High School Class of 1973 class reunion will be held Thursday, August 9, 2018 through Saturday, August 11, 2018.

The reunion this year will be a bit different. There will not be a formal sit-down dinner, but there will be three opportunities for get-together’s with friends, both new and old.

Thursday, August 9 - We will kick off our reunion at Monteith Park for the concert. Sawyer Brown is the scheduled entertainer.  This event is free, but donations are welcome.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m., however, the beer garden opens at 5:30 p.m. For more information on this event, see this website:

Friday, August 10 - Vern and Jeri Saboe have extended an invitation to attend a “Deck Party” at their home, located at 1832 NW Cascade Heights Drive, Albany.  Beer and wine will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring an appetizer to share. There is a great deal of roadside parking in their neighborhood. Time of the gathering is 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August  11 - Saturday evening will find us at Calapooia Brewing, located at 140 NE Hill Street, Albany. We have the outdoor atrium area beginning at 6:00 p.m. This venue offers brews and burgers (at your own expense), darts, and regular live music. All food and drink must be purchased there.

During the day, there are lots of things to do in and around Albany including The Historic Carousel & Museum, Peavy Arboretum, Timber Linn Memorial, Monteith Historical Society, Albany Regional Museum, parks (both human and dog), not to mention an abundance of shopping both downtown and around. And don’t forget the golfing!

If you know of someone who hasn’t attended any of the past reunions, get ahold of them and share this information. Some classmates come a long distance to see everyone.

If you have any questions, please call Patti (Voegele) Freauff at 541-788-3224 or email her at See you in August!

Good Morning,

My name is Steve Sprenger and I am a member of the AUHS Class of 1969.  This year we are hosting the “All Class/Old Timers” reunion on June 24th, for the classes that graduated 1978 or before. 

We keep hearing that many people do not hear or read about the event and so we are making a concerted effort to get the word out by contacting as many classes as possible.  I have attached below the article we put in the Albany Democrat Herald.  I would appreciate it if you would send this information to your classmate via email, Facebook,, text, etc.

Also, if you know other year’s class reunion contacts, please send their email address to me and I will send them this note.  I am compiling a list for future “All Class/Old Timers” reunion committees.

Thank you for your time


Albany High Schools “All Class/Old Timers” reunion is Sunday, June 24th of this year at the South Albany High School cafeteria.  This reunion is for all persons who were members of the class of 1978 or before from West Albany High School, AUHS, and SAHS   The “Reunion” will be from 11 to 3pm.  Kathy Gilchrist Martin is chairman for this event and you can reach her at 541-979-5885 or by email at



Miscellaneous Information

For those who have not heard or read this, Sawyer Brown will be the band playing at Monteith Park on Thursday, August 9. You can learn more about the band here:

(BTW, don’t confuse Sawyer Brown with Savoy Brown – they are two very different bands J )


I have listed below some books and other resources that may be of interest to those of you who plan to do some exploring while you are here, or even for those that still live in the area or the state.

“Rainbows In My Pocket” by Zed Merrill (growing up in Albany)

“Tim Burr” by Ed Loy (history of the Timber Carnival)

This and many other good books about the Mid-Valley can be purchased from the Albany Regional Museum:

If you plan to explore our beautiful state at any time, this is an excellent resource, and it’s free!!

Finally, we are looking for valid email addresses for the following individuals. If you know their current email address and are willing to share it that will allow us to stay in contact with them. The information will go no further than our reunion webpage. Thank You!!

  • Michael Perry
  • Cindy Lawrence         
  • Connie Arnold (Howarth)       
  • Bruce Decker 
  • Cindy Robbins
  • Debbie Crooke (Still)  
  • Judy Benson (Fair)      
  • Rick Smith      
  • Carleen Jansen (Klein)
  • Dianna Ragland (Rogers)       
  • Michael Sheler           
  • Rodger Asai    
  • Elaine Coats (Gutzeit)
  • Matt Toma     
  • Sue Sorte (Cordle)      
  • Alan Stenberg
  • Teresa Winn (Langness)



In addition to the Thursday (August 9) and Saturday (August 11) class reunion activities, we have received a special invitation from Vern and Jeri Saboe to attend a “Deck Party” at their home on Friday, August 10. Beer and wine will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring an appetizer to share. There is a great deal of roadside parking in their neighborhood. Time of the gathering is 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Address is 1832 NW Cascade Heights Drive, Albany. A great big THANK YOU goes out to Vern and Jeri for their hospitality.

If you would like your Senior Photo added to your profile please contact Karen (Hampton) Turkovich