Class of 1959
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1959 Class Annual




1959 Class picture.

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Class photograph made available by LeRoy Rockwell, class of 1959.

The class 1959 photograph was a non standard size, and so would not fit on a standard 8.5 x 11 home scanner bed, necessitating the use of two pieces.





Note: if you can fill in any of the names in the photos below, please send me e-mail, or contact Polly Goeman. About half of the students in the early grades moved, and it's likely no one remembers their names anymore. But where possible, now is probably the time to get names recorded. 136 students graduated in the class of 1959, so there were between 4 and 5 grade school classes. For now, it's not even know what year some of the photos represent. And if you have addtional photos, please let Polly Goeman know about them, and/or send me e-mail.






Class of 1959 - kindergarten

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Class of 1959 - kindergarten

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Class of 1959 - kindergarten

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Class of 1959 - first grade

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Class of 1959 - first grade

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Class of 1959 - second grade

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Class of 1959 - second grade

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Class of 1959 - third grade



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Class of 1959 - third grade

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Class of 1959 - third grade



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Class of 1959 - unknown class year.

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Notice that there is no teacher in this photo.






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Material provided by Polly Goeman, class of 1959.

About 1995, a gathering of some class of 1959 women.






Students and teachers in and around 1952.

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Student photos from 1954 and 1955.

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Student photos from fall 1955.

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Student photos from 1956.

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7th grade - first date. School dance with Patsy & Polly. Snacks at Tom Hogan's afterward.





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Sports




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Names needed.



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Material provided for scanning by Jack Agers, class of 1959

Buildup to the Godwin-East game in which underdog Godwin did stage an upset.



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See sports at godwin for a look at the program for the legendary Godwin - East game of 1959.



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1958


First row: Al Van Meter, Jerry Keyes, Russ Chapin, Doug Postema.

Second row: Mr. Thull, coach, Roger Humbarger, Jerry Heyerman, Russ Jacobus, Jack Agers, Tom Johnson.



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Names needed.





1959 Senior - Parent Banquet


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1959 Commencement Program


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1959 Baccalaureate Service


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Monthly luncheons.



Several class of 1959 women have been having luncheons for some time now. Left click on the item below some photographs of these luncheons.

Monthly luncheon photos




Miscellaneous




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Janet Chamberlain






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1957


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Jack Agers




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Polly Goeman



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Patsy or Polly Goeman and Ross Bainbridge - graduation.



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Class of 1959 classmates at a picnic, June, 1959.



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Class of 1959 classmates at a picnic with Bob Traetz and wife, June, 1959.



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Class of 1959 classmates: Terry, Gail, Bonnie, Maria, and Patricia



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Seventeenth Summer Cast - 1959

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Life after Godwin



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Leroy Rockwell - 1963







Reunions



- 35th -

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Material provided by LeRoy Rockwell, class of 1959.




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Left click on the bottom image above to get a separate window with the names of those in the reunion photograph, and then left click on the group photograph. Go back and forth between the two windows in order to identify those in the photograph.




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Material provided by LeRoy Rockwell, class of 1959.

The activity shown at the top left and center is line dancing. The other photos show awards of various kinds. These might include those that came furthest to attend the event, those with the most kids or grandkids, those who have lived closest to Godwin for the longest, those most recently married, etc.



50th reunion.



Assuming the class women's last names are their class names, the photos below are in alphabetical order.

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Jack R. Agers

Blanch E. Aylworth and husband

Claudia K. Bush

Gerald O. Flory and wife

Edyth Kasper

Craig Kortz

Carol J. Macomber

Gail Woodman and Mary Bush


The photographs above comprise a small sample of those in the link below. The file names on the photographs provide the names of those in them.

50th reunion photos



More 50th reunion photos






Those no longer with us:



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Material provided by Paul Titchenell, class of 1966.



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Material provided by Paul Titchenell, class of 1966.



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Material provided by Polly Goeman, class of 1959.


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Zandstra, Raymond Louis Age 73 of Lowell, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 15, 2015, with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Barbara; children Rayna (Alan) Jones, Wendy Zandstra-Harp, Shelby (Kevin) Sakowski, Kim (Mike) Harding and Ryan (Chayo) Gould; his brother Scott Beaudette; his father-in-law Bruce Weeks; grandchildren Caleb, Jillian, Whitney, Danton, Dylan, Corrie, Jacob, Jordan, Brayden and Gavin; two great-grandchildren Skye and Aidan; nephew Robert Beaudette. Following high school, Raymond proudly served in the United States Navy in Italy and California. He returned to Grand Rapids and built a career in Civil Engineering and eventually formed V-Tec Engineering with his business partner Larry Wilson. He dedicated his life to taking care of his family and helping others. Raymond was a fixture in his community. He served on numerous boards and committees including Schneider Manor Board of Directors, Lowell Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the City of Lowell Planning Commission. Raymond was also recognized as Person of the Year by the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in 2006. A funeral service will be Monday 11:00 a.m. at the Lowell First United Methodist Church, 623 E. Main St., Lowell MI 49331. Pastor Brad Brillhart and Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Visitation Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell MI 49331 and Monday 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Lowell Pink Arrow Project, c/o Lowell Community Wellness, P.O. Box 246, Lowell, MI 49331 or the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Foundation, P.O. Box 224, Lowell, MI 49331.




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Note: Carol Denstone's date of passing should read 1965, not 2007.



Joan Radaz Atkinson Carpenter - January, 2010.