Missionary Farewell Open House

Back in the day when I got to go into the mission-field, we still had missionary farewells.  I am glad they have done away with them and now they are just “opportunities to speak before leaving for the mission.”  Although they are more formal affairs than I think the church would still want them to be.  Many still have open houses, and we were no exception.  My Grandmother was kind enough to open up her home and invite in the community for all the well-wishing that one could gush.

This is the only picture I have from the entire day.  There are probably more out there.  My camera is somewhere in an evidence box somewhere and has not been returned.  It is likely the film was developed.  Maybe some day I will get to see it.  Maybe there are others out there that I will yet see someday.

The day turned out to be bittersweet.  The best of friends, the worst of nightmares.  But at least I was surrounded by good friends and family.

Chad Kunzler, Elena McBride, Patrick Jolley, Tara Nelson, Paul Ross, Kyla Jentzsch, Darren Jentzsch, with May and Jesse Melycher in front.

Chad Kunzler, Elena McBride, Patrick Jolley, Tara Nelson, Paul Ross, Kyla Jentzsch, Darren Jentzsch, with May and Jesse Melycher in front.

Mr. Mendenhall’s 1992 Class

Back (l-r): Merila Paz, Eldon Wright, Ramona Moss, Larry Story, Sara Ferguson, Andra Ross, Audrey Grant, Leslie Patterson, Brad Shockey, Jose Sanchez, Oscar Leos. Middle: James Mendenhall, Russell Parker, Melissa Alvarez, Jolyn Jones, Julianne Greer, Kristal West, Alissa Jolley, Anthony Knopp, Shane Murphy, Dean Elison, Chris Anderson. Front: Matt Albertson, Seth Woodland, Kim Hilterbrand, Mark Kniep, Barry Hall, Juan Solarez.

Mr. Heward’s Class

Back Row(l-r): Debbie Kay, Tammie Beason, Bruce Harper, Mike Hansen, Jack Jones, Dawnette Jolley, Cris Davis, Tamara Quast, Cindy Church, Mr. Heward. Third row: Kim Maier, Kerry Hines, Jeff Holland, Jody Anderson, Marilyn Baumgartner, Steven McDaniel, Chip Jones, Rodney Hansen, Keith Barnes, Robert Murphy. Second Row: Curtis Holmes, Norman Dayley, Janie Harris, Katherine Ringel, Wendy Lambert, Jackie Jonas, Delia Castilla. Front Row: Charles Elliott, Ruben Soto, Mark Bonner, David Hill, Gary Miller, Daniel Green.

This class photo is one of several in my Aunt’s photos that she gave to me so I could scan them.  Since there is not really a great way to keep all the names on the photo with it, I thought this would be the best way.  This picture was taken at the old Miller School located in Burley, Cassia, Idaho.  I believe this photo was taken in March 1972.  Jackie has written on it that she was age 11, and the broader photo has St. Patrick’s Day items on the walls. If anyone has more information about people in the picture, please let me know.

Debbie Kay

Tammie Beason

Bruce Harper (1959 – 1975)

Mike Hansen

Jack Jones

Dawnette Jolley

Cris Davis

Tamara Quast

Cindy Church

Gerald Heward (?-?)

Kim Maier

Kerry Hines

Jeff Holland

Jody Anderson

Marilyn Baumgartner

Steven McDaniel

Chip Jones

Rodney Hansen

Keith Barnes

Robert Murphy

Curtis Holmes

Norman Dayley

Janie Harris

Katherine Ringel

Wendy Lambert

Jackie Jonas

Delia Castilla

Charles Elliott

Ruben Soto

Mark Bonner

David Hill

Gary Miller

Daniel Green