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•   Robert Leonard (1964)  5/14
•   Judy Hansen (Witherspoon) (1965)  4/13
•   Robert "Pete" Broyles (1962)  2/17
•   Judy Foster (Campbell) (1962)  2/13
•   Gene Layton (1962)  2/3
•   Jim Shadwick (1962)  1/24
•   Tessie Tarter (Murray) (1964)  1/14
•   Ted Moore (1964)  1/9
•   Chris Wagner (Meyers) (1965)  9/30
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465 location unknown
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Lorne W. Pleger, age 73, succumbed to cancer at his home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, surrounded by his family.
He was born September 12, 1944 in La Grande, Oregon to Rudolph “Rudy” and Nina (Hazelton) Pleger. He graduated La Grande High School in 1962. He married his high school sweetheart, Lois Denning in 1963. He attended Eastern Oregon College and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Oregon in June, 1971 and became a licensed Architect in State of Oregon in February, 1974.
He was employed during and after college at Balzhiser Engineering and with Ken Nagau, Architect. In June of 1975 he was hired by City of Springfield, Building Department and became the Plans Examiner for Residential and Commercial Construction. He enjoyed working with the public and took pride in the commercial developments in Springfield, Oregon which included the Gateway Mall, Wal Mart, Symantec, and Mountain Gate Development projects. After serving Springfield for 25 years, he retired in 2001 to Waldport, Oregon. Following retirement he was employed by City of Eugene on a part-time basis to perform building inspections.
Lorne was a loving family man; he had deep family values, honesty and integrity which he practiced daily. He was active in Boy Scouts with his son as den master in the 1970’s, and he aided his daughter with costume and set design for grade school theatre just to mention a few. He assisted his grandson with building and remodel projects; he was honored to be the officiant at his granddaughter’s wedding in 2011.
He also had a love of community and always assumed a leadership role. He enjoyed square dancing with his wife as members of Danebo Circle 8’s and was instrumental in procuring the building that became the Square Dance Hall at 2095 Yolanda, Springfield, Oregon. He volunteered his knowledge and time in designing the Yachats Medical Clinic, Yachats, Oregon and supervising the construction with Job Corps youth. He loved theatre and volunteered with set design and construction at Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport, Oregon where his daughter is a member of Porthole Players. He also assisted with the layout and design for one of the Yachats Community Gardens, Yachats, Oregon; and provided architectural and plot plans for Seal Rock Garden Club, Seal Rock, Oregon. His other hobbies included fishing, classic cars (he and his son restored a 1962 VW European Touring Bus), and he was an active member of the Oregon Coastal Quilters. He loved traveling both abroad and in the U.S. with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Lois; son Terry (Shelley) Pleger, daughter Wendy (Brett) Gnau; granddaughter Jenny (Dustin) Lukas, and grandson Bryan Pleger. Lorne was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leland “Lee”, and sister Areta.
The Pleger family would like to extend their gratitude to Samaritan Pacific Hospice for the assistance and knowledge they provided us with his care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF) Mucosal Melanoma Fundraising Campaign at
Family, friends, and others whose lives Lorne touched are invited to a Celebration of Life will be held on January 20, 2018. Location and time will be provided by January 2, 2018 at:
Lorne Pleger, my husband and soulmate of 54 years, passed on December 5. We were prepared to leave for the Class Reunion he enjoyed so much when he suffered a stroke in his brain. He valiantly fought the rare cancer far longer than anticipated.

I miss his presence so much--his hugs, kisses, and the love in his eyes when we were together. He had a laugh that radiated within a room whenever he entered and a sense of humor that brought smiles and laughter to everyone he encountered. He had deep values of honesty and integrity he practiced daily throughout his life.

Our Children and I plan on having a Celebration of Life on January 20 at the coast. Place and time will be available After January 2, 2018 at this website:

His life touched many people and we yearn to hear the stories of your encounters with him. Please post them to the above site. Thank you

Lois (Denning) Pleger, Terry Pleger and Wendy (Pleger) Gnau
Dolven's missed the bus to 'Zona this year. Cheeta fighting the big "C" and extensive chemo and radiation for 8 months. All-consuming and hope to start moving forward in July, one step at a time.

It's taken a while to get over the passing of my dear friend, Carol Kasten (Class of '64) on April 21 2016.

I became acquainted with Carol in the 6th grade when her family moved to La Grande where her father assumed the pastorage of Zion Lutheran Church.

Carol was one of the smartest people I've met, and was quietly competitive, agonizing over not being first clarinet in band or missing out on "extra credit" points, despite the fact that she had an A+. A good example is this anecdote: During our sophomore year I spent the night at the Kastens' before a biology field trip to the Baker area to watch sage grouse mating. We overslept, and her dad desperately tried to get us to the rallying point at the Sacajawea Hotel. It was to no avail...the bus had left and Carol was bereft!

We (Sue Bartron, Billie Jo Calvert, Toby Lynn Clausen, Diana Oas, Ginger Fertig, and I)enjoyed dragging Adams Avenue, stopping at Nells' Drive-In, "studying" at the library and being active in school related clubs and activities throughout high school, all the while lamenting our respective lack of boyfriends.
Carol decided to go to Pacific Lutheran U., but came back to Eastern to complete her business degree. She loved La Grande and felt it was her true home. I think she took something like 25 credits each term in order to graduate!

For a time, Carol worked for the BLM in Portland, but truly loved the Montery Bay area where she spent the rest of her life. She was a personnel director for many years at Fort Ord, but an early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis cut short her career. She valiantly battled the symptoms for 20 years.

Carol will be deeply missed amongst all of us.
Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure.
She is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Happy New Year everyone. For all that are interested, especially the class of 1965, I have posted some photos of our 50th class reunion in
"Old Memories Photos" in my folder. Floyd Shenfield
I failed to notify the class of 1965 members of the passing of my cousin Nick Schooler. Nick died in February of 2015 just a few days after the funeral of his sister Marcia Schooler. He will be missed by many.

Sharon Schooler Snider

Hi everyone and especially members of the class of '65. I have posted some pictures of our 50th class reunion. They can be found in "old memories photos" in my folder. It was a great reunion and so nice to see old friends and family.

Yolanda jones Webster, my cousin, died on June 3, 2015. I hadn't seen her for many, too many years. She was one week older than I and when we were 6-7 we both were tow heads. Hers white locks always remained. She had a number of children and I recall every picture I saw of them showed them all as tow heads.

Her family was with her before she died. Her favorite color was yellow - I hadn't known that. It's my favorite also. The color of sunflowers. She also loved brightly colored markers - another "me too" - and at the service her husband handed out brightly colored markers to her children for them to write messages to their mum on the outside of the casket.

I think of her more now than I had in years.

Obituary for Loren Westenskow

Loren Westenskow was born on March 17th, 1946 to Melvin and Rowena Westenskow in the small town of LaGrande, Oregon where he grew up with his 6 siblings. He attended LaGrande High School where he graduated in 1964. He played football, but his true love was basketball where he was a high school stand out.
After high school he decided to serve a 2 year mission for the LDS Church in the Gulf States Mission, spending most of his time in Little Rock, Arkansas.
His high school sweetheart, Valeris Borine, waited for him while he served his mission. Soon after, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec 15, 1967. Loren majored in communications at BYU and graduated in 1970.
After college he served his Country as an F4 jet mechanic in the US Air Force. He served from 1970 to 1974, including a year spent overseas in the Philippines.
Loren and Valeris had 4 children, Brad, Karly, Cinda and Dawson. Their first home was Selah, Washington where they lived for 9 years. Loren started his career as a photographer and later owned a studio in Sunnyside. He was very talented and enjoyed his work. In 1985 he made a career change to become a Sales Representative for Syntex Pharmaceuticals. He moved his family to Idaho Falls, Idaho where they lived for 5 years. His successes as a Sales Representative lead to a promotion to management in 1990, which meant a move to Buffalo, New York. They planned on staying for 5 years, but ended up staying for 20. Buffalo truly became their home. At retirement, they decided to move closer to their children and found a beautiful location in Eden, Utah where they currently reside.
Loren served his church in many capacities: Bishopric in Selah, Bishop in Buffalo and a Temple Worker in the Palmyra Temple. Recently, he and Valeris served an English Teaching Service Mission with the Spanish speaking residents of Ogden where they made many friends.
During his life he enjoyed basketball, mountaineering and camping with his family. Later in life his true passion shifted to woodworking. His garage is filled with tools (his car hasn’t seen the inside of the garage in years) but our homes are filled with HIS many creations which we will cherish as heirlooms.
Despite many health issues, numerous surgeries and significant physical discomfort during his retirement years, he made every effort to attend all of his grandchildren’s athletic events, performances, recitals, blessings, awards and any other activities that were happening with his family. His presence will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife Valeris, his children Brad (Jenifer), Karly (Nick), Cinda (Dave), Dawson (Jenn), 12 grandchildren, and his sisters Judy and Marcia. He is preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Rowena, his brothers Duane and Kenny, and his sister Marilou. Services will be held July 2nd at the LDS church on 4279 N 3300 E, Liberty, UT. The Viewing will be between 9:30 - 11:30am, the Funeral at 12:00pm and the Graveside services at Liberty Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “In memory of Loren” to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at to help towards a cure for his beloved granddaughter Kate.

Class of 1962 ----

Kenneth Nice Passed away April 27, 2011.