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Call or Email Porter Heusser

801-721-4979

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2019 BEAR RIVER CLASS OF 61

2nd ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY

 

WHAT:  ICE CREAM SOCIAL

WHEN:  SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019

TIME:  2:00 PM UNTIL ???????

WHERE:  BOWERY @TREMONTON SOUTH STAKE CENTER:  1150 SO TREMONT ST--TREMONTON

You and your spouse, or friend, are invited to attend our second annual summer party.  Last year’s party was a great success and we hope 2019 will be even better.

Come and join us for an afternoon of socializing and renewing old friendships.

These parties are not supported by our class reunion funds.  In 2018, a few of our classmates donated all the food and drink.  For 2019 your 60th Reunion Committee has agreed to furnish the ice cream and fixings. 

At your earliest convenience, please call/text or even better click on the "Contact Us" tab of this WebPage and send a message to let us know whether or not you intend to attend the party.

THANKS

Your 60th Reunion Committee:

Paul Pali, Chairman (435-230-1325)

Jay Peck, Vice Chairman (801-723-8450)

Porter Heusser, WebMaster (801-721-4979)

MARK POPE, SON OF DON LEE NAMED NEW BYU HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT MARK POPE, THE NEWLY NAMED BYU BASKETBALL COACH, IS THE SON OF DON LEE.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE POPE FAMILIES

Porter called last week to congratulate our son, Mark Pope, for becoming the head men’s basketball coach at BYU, During the conversation he asked if I would put a brief summary of his basketball journey on the website, So here goes.

Mark was heavily recruited out of high school and chose to attend the University of Washington. After two years his coach, Lynn Nance, was fired, Mark did not want to stay at the school without him so he contacted a couple of the other schools that had shown interest in him out of High School. He chose Kentucky, coached by Rick Pitino, and during his senior year there was a co-captain of the team that won the 1996 NCAA National Championship.

He was drafted by the Pacers who were coached by Larry Bird, He spent nine years playing professional ball, seven in the NBA, and worked with a number of fine coaching staffs.

At the conclusion of his basketball career, he decided to study medicine and was accepted to Columbia Medical School in New York, After a couple of years there he decided that basketball was his real passion and accepted a position with the team at the University of Georgia, His next stop was as an assistant at Wake Forest and then he spent four years as an assistant at BYU , He was then offered the head coaching position at Utah Valley University, During his four years there, UVU had significant success setting consecutive all time records for wins his last two years.

Now on to head coach at BYU.



                             DO YOU REMEMBER?

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THE THREE GIRLS ARE?

DO YOU REMEMBER HANGING OUT AT STEED'S DAIRY BAR?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dear Friends and Classmates:

Our class website is becoming used more every day.  What a wonderful tool we have to keep in touch, congratulate, offer condolences and share.

 As we age we are losing more and more of our dear friends.  How special it is for those of us that would not otherwise know that one of our classmates has departed this life to be able to be informed and express our sympathy to friends and family.  From their comments we see that such expressions are deeply appreciated.

In the same vein, birthdays become more precious and the website affords us the chance to greet each other on those special days.

We have made good progress in getting everyone registered on the site, but we have a way to go yet.  We are sensitive to the fact that high school was a difficult time for many of us.  As a result some may be reluctant to join us.  It is our sincere wish that time has helped to heal the pain and hurt feelings that some have had to endure.  Age is nature’s way of leveling.  No longer are we good looking or ambitious.  Our possessions or lack thereof have little meaning any more.  All are basically all old, wrinkled and retired.  We sincerely reach out to each one of you to come and join us on the website.  In doing so we invite you to reach out to others and extend the hand of fellowship to your fellow classmates.

We did a little trial run for a summer picnic this year.  It was great.  We would like to do it again.  With good email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers we can invite more of you to attend. We can get input on a good time to hold such an event this coming summer.

We plan to start posting some pictures of the good old days on the website and we invite you to share pictures that you think the rest of us will enjoy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the ’61 Bears out there!

Best wishes

Paul Pali Reunion Chair

Porter Heusser Webmaster

Jay Peck Secretary