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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Christopher R. Andersen (1992)  7/19
•   Michael Allen Berger (1995)  7/19
•   Kristy Chamberlain (Ruble) (1985)  7/19
•   Skip Drake (1969)  7/19
•   Stephanie Hopkins (Beirman) (2003)  7/19
•   Dennis Marion Kinney (1971)  7/19
•   Susan M. Riehle (Larson) (1970)  7/19
•   Jessica Lea Romey (Allison) (1998)  7/19
•   Wendy Wiese (1984)  7/19
•   Eric Brown (1997)  7/20
•   Jeri Dick (Ballantine) (1970)  7/20
•   Judy Marie Webber (Richardson) (1957)  7/20
•   BrandyAnn Welch (Dwyer) (2002)  7/20
•   Patrick W. Dew (1978)  7/21
•   Bill Forret (1965)  7/21
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IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   L. Joanne Dale (Morgan) (1947) 
•   Karen Kay Conn (Earnest) (1966)  2024
•   William Irving Baldwin (1957)  2024
•   Jerry Eugene Omstead (1956)  2022
•   Scott Gerald Peterson (1984)  2024
•   Travis Keith Acheson (1986)  2024
•   Debbie Kae Bennett (Wuerzberger) (1971)  2023
•   Nancy Ann Mitchell (Morris) (1972)  2024
•   Gary Dale Turner (1965)  2024
•   Kyle Ann Wingler (Campos) (1969)  2021
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Welcome to the Valley High School Alumni site. Run by Valley Alumni FOR Valley Alumni.   Your information is accessible only by VHS Alumni who have signed up on this site. No information will be shared with anyone else unless you opt out by allowing your information to be public. This site is FREE.  TO JOIN:  Click on MISSING CLASSMATES, (we know you all are not missing, just not signed in) upper right corner of this page, drop-down arrow, click your year, and then your name. Follow the directions to join.  If your name is not listed, please use the Contact Link, under Home Page Link through this site OR vhsreunions.com@gmail.com.   Please encourage any/all VHS grads and former students to register on our free site!  Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!


Annual All Class & Friends  

Golf Outing

 FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 2024

10:00AM Best Ball

 $55 checks made out to "Willow Creek".  Doug needs by Aug 2nd.

Mail to VHS golf % Doug Lenhart, PO Box 65064, WDM, IA 50265. 

You can contact Doug @ 515 223-4466 or lenhartgto@hotmail.com  

Please include names for your payment/foursome 

 

Would Someone Like to Rehome a Free 1969 Yearbook to a WDM Native??? Great Guy living in WDM???  Promise it will be a good home.  Email me at vhsreunions.com@gmail.com and I will connect you.

 


 

 

 

ATTN:  Class of 1975 ! ! ! ! ! Save the *2025* DATE

On June 6-7, 2025 we will get together once more to celebrate the 50th anniversary (to the week) of our graduation.  We're still fleshing out the details, but we wanted to make sure that you could put the dates on your calendar.  ~ Larry Daniels 

(If you use Facebook, please keep in touch on the "VHS Class of 1975 50th Reunion" page for the latest info!)

 


Class of ’65 Announces “59 ¼ Reunion
The Great Class of 1965 has always been “one step ahead”, and “forward thinking”. That’s why the Committee planned a “59 ¼”, aka pre-60th reunion gathering for this September.
Due to a groundswell of input, suggestions and interest, the Reunion Committee has an exciting announcement. Why wait until next year to celebrate our 60th? Plus, if you think about it, we STARTED our freshman year at VHS 60 years ago this September. Time and life are fleeting so let’s have a great turnout this year!!
SO, the upcoming September gathering will now be:


VHS Class of 1965’s 60th Reunion Celebration
September 13th and 14th , 2024

Friday night, Sept 13th
5:30 till…
Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop (on the patio)
597 Market St, WDM
Cash Bar, Food available for purchase


Sat night, Sept 14th
5:30 to 8:30
Waveland Golf Course Clubhouse (great venue)
4908 University, DM
Cash Bar
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres provided

$20 per person in advance, $25 at the door


Please make your check out to:
Valley High School Reunion
Send to:
Linda Weidmaier, 13719 Bay Hill Drive, Clive, IA 50325
Or via Venmo: @Linda-Weidmaier


Please
RSVP ASAP (by August 1st for planning purposes) to:
Linda Schaller Weidmaier 
lindaweid@msn.com
or
Linda McMurray-Wilson at 
lindaingolden@gmail.com.

Thank you and see you in September!
sumner.worth@gmail.com
Linda Schaller Weidmaier lindaweid@msn.com


  


 

"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTON"

REMEMBERING OUR VALLEY SERVICE MEMBERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVING OUR COUNTRY 

A huge thank you to Don Ames, Class of 1949 who has generously spent countless years (yes years) of research to add info from Ancestry for our classes of 1901 - 1949,  He also proudly served in the US Army during the Korea War and did the research for the following list.  

Class of 1927 Alfred William Hudgell, Boatswain Mate. 1st class, U. S. Navy,
He was a Boatswian Mate 1st. class, serving on board the USS Tennessee (BB-243) in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 7th.1941

Class of 1932  Francis Myron Gray, Col, U.S. Army, died Ft. Lee, VA 1972. 
He enlisted in the United States Army, 20 July 1941 and was released from that duty, 18 June 1947. He was later called back during the Korean War and the VietNam War. Col Francis Myron Gray died 08 Aug 1972 while stationed at Fort Lee, VA

Class of 1932  Kenneth Philomin Kenworthy, PFC, U.S. Army, KIA Germany 1942, during WW II.   He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was "KIA" 17 Nov 1944 near Brandenberg, Germany.

Class of 1934  John Walden Emerick, Electricians Mate, 1st. Class, U.S. Navy, "On Eternal Patrol" 1943, during WW II. 

Class of 1934  Wayne D. Hicks, LT., U.S. Army Air Corps, bombardier, KIA, Picardie, France 1944, during WW II. 

Class of 1937  Elmer Boyd Kirts, CPO, U.S. Navy, Lost at Sea 1945, during WW II. 

Class of 1937  Robert George Overton, Pvt., U.S. Army, KIA Strass, Germany 1945 during WW II.

Class of 1939   Howard R. Helt, Sgt U.S. Army Air Corps, gunner, MIA India 1944, WW II, during WW II. 

Class of 1940  Robert Douglas Compton, U.S. Army Air Corps, died in training accident, Pauls Valley, OK, 1944, during WW II. 

Class of 1940  Williard Eugene Smith, U.S. Army Air Force, KIA 1944 in Europe, during WW II.  

Class of 1943  David Patrick Carlin, Signal Corps, U. S. Army Air Corps, died 1943 during WW II, during training accident in Northern CA.  

Class of 1943  Milo Foresman, Sgt. U.S. Army Air Corps, gunner, KIA during 1944 WW II, over the Palau Islands.

Class of 1943   Lyle Everett Robertson, 2nd LT. U.S. Army Air Corps, died in a plane crash, 1944 in Panama, during WW II. 

Class of 1944 Richard Henry Lowe, PVT, U.S. Army, KIA, Belgium during BATTLE OF THE BULGE in 1945.

Class of 1960  Donald Glenn Peddicord, U.S. Navy, KIA 1967 in South Vietnam.

Class of 1963  Russell Thomas Pickering, 2nd Lt. U.S. Army, KIA 1969 in Vietnam

Class of 1965  Randall Merle Cable, U.S. Army, died 1970 in Japan of non battle condition

Class of 1966 David M King, pilot, U.S. Navy, grad of U.S. Naval Academy, died 1974 near Yuma, AZ. while on a training mission. 

Class of 1966  Michael Lee Zappia, U.S. Marine Corps, killed in action in Vietnam February 25, 1969.

Class of 1969 - George E. Warren, U. S. Navy, killed in car accident 1972 while serving at Lemoore Naval Station in California.

Class of 1975 Scott Christopher McCully. U.S. Army, Stationed at Camp Edwards, Korea, died 1978 of Pulmonary Edema.

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Thanks to Don Ames for his recent post for Memorial Day.
For those Valley classmates I knew and whose funerals I attended, it was bittersweet.
For those I did not know but whose service I honor, Thank You.
Please know that your work is appreciated, Don, as well as your service.

Thanks to the administrators of the page for the post and support of the page.

Susan Holmes Andersen
Class of 1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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