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10/3/11The class of 56 is having a 55th reunion on Friday night November 4, 2011.  It will be at JB's hangar again.  We had such fun at the 50th - why not!  If you are interested and haven't received any information, email dhudelso@sbcglobal.net or call Amy Zore at  812 325 2596. This will be a casual pizza party the night before the all school reunion on 11/5/11.
1/14/11 Robert P. Nellis died January 7, 2011, in Bloomington.  Bob was born in Bedford. Growing up in Bloomington he attended Headley Grade School and was a Varsity Cheerleader at University High School.  He served two years in the United States Navy and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity while at Indiana University.  He started his business career as a management trainee with the JC Penney Company. His business experiences included store manager for H.P. Wasson’s Meadows Department Store in Indianapolis, General Manager of a Days Inn Motel and Restaurant in Seymour, Indiana. He also owned and operated two other restaurants in Seymour, as well the Walton Hotel Cafe and Lounge.  Moving back to Bloomington, he operated Bob’s Camp, south of Lake  Monroe for several years, eventually retiring and driving a Yellow Cab.  He was well known for his kindness and warm spirit.  Bob was preceded in death by his father, his mother, his stepmother and his sibling, Sister Delores Nellis.
12//30/09 BATAVIA, Ill. — Morris Edward Binkley, Jr., 70, of Batavia, Illinois, died Sunday, December 27, 2009.  Born in Bloomington, Indiana, he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Indiana University in 1960 and received a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Cornell University in 1966. He worked at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany. Upon returning to the States, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate at Duke University and the University of Wisconsin.  From 1973 to the present, Binkley was an experimental physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. He had also been part of the Large Hadron Collider experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Throughout the years, Binkley mentored innumerable young physicists — interns, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows — and inspired them with his enthusiasm for elementary particle research.  A devoted music and theater supporter, Binkley encouraged emerging musicians and performers, and was a regular attendee at student theater productions at Loyola University and Northwestern University.  He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Campbell of Batavia, Illinois; his brother, James Binkley of Augusta, Georgia, and his sister, Anne Findlay (Doug) of Melbourne, Australia; two sons, one stepdaughter; and four grandchildren.
1/16/09 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Mary Meade Walker of Martinsburg, WV, died January 12, 2009.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph Rogers Walker and Mary Austin Walker of Bloomington, Indiana. She graduated from University High School in Bloomington and received BS, MA and Ph.D degrees. from Indiana University in Bloomington. She was a longtime faculty member in the Political Science Department and chair of that department for some period of time at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. She leaves behind many friends and associates at Shepherd.
4/05/08 Marilyn Johnson Wagner ('55) writes: “Hi, I’m from class of 1955, but I wanted to tell you that Dick Ream is dead.  I was married to his brother John at one time and went to Dick’s funeral.  It was sometime in the late fall of 1987.  He died of a heart attack after having heart problems for many years.  He had some kind of congenital heart anomaly.  Hope this helps with your records.....best of luck.......by the way, I’m Ray Johnson’s sister.”
1/17/06 Amy Salsbury Zore writes: We are finally working on our reunion for this year. It will be the weekend of September 9/10.  Don't have too many plans yet, but we are going to have Saturday evening festivities at John Bender's hanger.  We will keep you posted.
7/29/05 Naomi Stephan writes: "I am living in Ojai, California just north of Los Angeles, but I miss Bloomington and all the great opportunites we had there for culture, concerts, the university, and the beauty of Southern Indiana. And I miss you all as well.  I compose mostly choral music now, after teaching German at Valparaiso University until 1980, when I left for California, to be with my parents who were elderly and needed me there. If you have a group that likes to sing, contact me at femcomposer@naomimusic.com and maybe I'll have the the piece you are looking for.  Go to my webstie at naomimusic.com and listen to some clips.

I will be attending the years all school reunion with my partner Julie and I hope to see a lot of you there.  Please write me as I always answer emails.

Naomi  (remember I pronounce it NAY-0-my).
10/20/04
The Class of 1956 Commencement Program has been scanned and uploaded.
8/23/04
Becky Gregory '63 sent a copy of a very nice  article from the Aug 23, 2994 Bloomington Herald-Times on the subject of the retirement of Bob Talbot, who has photographed many a UHS reunion group.

Photographer spent a lifetime chronicling people  -  (Extra)Ordinary  -  By Laura Lane  -  August 23, 2004

One paragraph says:
   He took his first "real" picture as a teenager when he noticed that a bus parked in front of Bloomington's old University High School had caught fire. "I got excused from class to take the picture," he said. "It was the back end of a bus, with a lot of smoke billowing out."

Also:
   Talbot put his observations to work. His portrait studio quickly moved from its second-story walk-up to a building at the corner of Lincoln Street and Kirkwood Avenue. It was a fixture there for 36 years.  The last nine years, Talbot Studio was in a house on Union Street on the fringe of the Indiana University campus.

   The 67-year-old calls himself "a chronicler of people." He said that after more than a thousand weddings and millions of clicks of the shutter, it's time to retire. Advances in technology add to his list of reasons. "Instead of re-equipping and going completely into digital photography, I decided to retire," he said. "I can't believe the new digital equipment that's out there and what it can do."

   Talbot hopes to return to another love, oil painting, now that he has more free time. And even if he doesn't have a camera in hand, his photographer's eye will always be focused on what's around him.
7/04/ Congratulations to Sue Hays Talbot, newly elected by alumni to the IU Board of Trustees.  See: http://www.iuinfo.indiana.edu/ocm/releases/truselc01.htm for a story.
 
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2011 - 55th
Nov 4
Debbie Walden Hudelson writes that the class of 56 is having a 55th reunion on Friday night November 4, 2011.  It will be at JB's hangar again.  We had such fun at the 50th - why not!  If you are interested and haven't received any information, email dhudelso@sbcglobal.net or call Amy Zore at  812 325 2596. This will be a casual pizza party the night before the all school reunion on 11/5/11.
October 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'56 - Rita Baldridge Hudelson, John Bender & Pat Figg, Morris Binkley & Suzanne Campbell, Don Coller & Pat, Mary Fattu Ashley & Fred, Bob Fleetwood, Ann Regester Umphress & Bud, Amy Salsbury Zore, Virginia Sarber Gulickson & Vic, Gilbert Seeber & Diana, Chris Smith & Patricia, Naomi Stephan & Julie Sibson, Debbie Walden Hudelson & Ed, Jim Work & Sylvia Sturges
2006 - Fiftieth!
Sept 9-10
Amy Salsbury Zore writes: It will be the weekend of September 9/10.  Don't have too many plans yet, but we are going to have Saturday evening festivities at John Bender's hanger.  If you have an address change or want more information, contact Amy.

Class Members

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
email addresses
56 Edgar Arthur   TX Fort Worth  
56 Rita
Baldridge
Hudelson
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Richard
Barrow
 
IN Bloomington  
56 John
Bender
 
IN Bloomington john@firstcapitalusa.com
56 Richard
Berrett
 
IN Bloomington  
56 David Bowen   CA Torrance  
56 Fred
Bruner
 
KY
Catlettsburg
 
56 Robert
Buehrig
 
WA, Australia
Silver Sands
buehrig@tik.com.au
56 Dwight
Cain
 
IN
Bloomington
 
56 May
Callahan
Tate
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Judith
Campbell
Kay
CA
Oceanside
 
56
Libra Jan
Cleveland
Gysel
NC Carp Lake
ljcg@captaincliff.clearwire.net
56 Gordon
Coffin
 
MI
Petoskey
 
56 Donald
Coller
 
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Jane
Cook
Fieler
FL
Boca Raton
 
56 Janet
Crabtree
Sutton
GA
Lawrenceville
 
56
Barbara
Craig
Hilliker
OR
Eagle Point
jbhilliker@aol.com 
56 Tommie
Dekle
Zacharias
MS
Starkville
mamaz@nctv.com
56 Thomas
Droll
 
IN
Bloomington
 
56 James Elmore   OH West Chester jelmore@one.net   Web
56 Howard
English
 
IN
Bloomfield
 
56 Mary
Fattu
Ashley
VA
McLean
fattu_james@msn.com
56
Elnora
Fleener
Ratliff
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Robert
Fleetwood
 
IN
Indianapolis
 
56 David Fultz   IN Bloomington  
56 Ray
George
 
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Richard Gilliland   IN Bloomington  
56 Joanna
Gottfried
Williams
CA
Berkeley
prusty@berkeley.edu
56 Sue Hays Talbot IN Bloomington shtalbot@indiana.edu
56
Jack
Hilliker
 
OR
Eagle Point
jbhilliker@aol.com 
56 Martha
Hoadley
 
WA
Bellevue
martyho@aol.com
56 Becky Sue
Hollis
Nalley
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Cecil
Hudson
 
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Richard
Izen
 
England
London
 
56 Raymond
Johnson
 
CA
Petaluma
 
56 Richard
Jones
 
IN
Bloomington  
56 Ronald
Keene
 
IN
Bloomington  
56 Laura
King
 
CA
San Francisco
 
56
Willie
Kirk
Chambers
IN
South Bend
 
56 Margaret Sue
Lanam
May
IN
Bloomington  
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56 Helen Leah May   IN Bloomington
56 John McCormick   IN Bloomington  
56 Paul
McEvoy
 
MA
Somerville
 
56 Marilyn
Mills
Poindexter
MD
Arnold
 
56 Stuart
Mitchner
 
NJ
Princeton
 
56 Margaret Niles Voelz FL Tavares  
56 Helena
Oinas
Piano
OH
Gambier
 
56 Janna Zoe Peake Hjelm MN Saint Paul
56 Peggy
Peterson
Bender
IN
Bloomington
 
56 Gene
Reese
 
TN
Jackson
 
56 Ann Regester Umphress IN Bloomington annieu49@sbcglobal.net
56 Marsha Richardson Worthington IN Bloomington  
56
Shirley
Richardson
Jones
IN
Bloomington
 
56
Janet
Rogers
Paddock
FL
Clearwater
 
56 Amy
Salsbury
Zore
IN
Bloomington
amyzore@insightbb.com
56 Virginia
Sarber
Gulickson
IN
Anderson
vic121855@gmail.com
56 Richard
Sauvain
 
NY
Rochester
rsauvain@gmail.com
56 Gilbert
Seeber
 
IL
Oak Park
gseeber@att.net
56 Donald Terry
Shor
 
IL
Chicago
 
56 Ira Christian (Chris)
Smith
 
IN
Bloomington csmith@kiva.net
56 William R
Smith
 
OH
Toledo
 
56 Kenneth
Sparks
 
IN
Bloomington kws@kiva.net
56 John
Stempel
 
KY
Lexington
stempeljd@uky.edu Web Page
56 Naomi Stephan   Germany Mwechow femcomposer@naomimusic.com  Web
56 Rebecca Stoner Marks IN Bloomington  
56 Robert (Bob) Talbot
 
IN
Bloomington rmtalbotjr@hotmail.com
56 Terry
Thompson
 
IN
Bloomington  
56 Mary Lou
Turner
Walsh
VA
Dahlgren
 
56 Debbie Walden Hudelson IN Bloomington dhudelso@sbcglobal.net
56 Winton (Woody)
Woods
 
AZ
Tucson
wintonwoods@mail.com
56 James Work  
CA
Portola Valley jimbo@pobox.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
m=moved before graduation;  x=graduated early;  B=BHS graduate;  s=spouse of class member
 
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Information Needed

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
last known location
56
Joan
Bartlett
McCarte
Bloomington IN
56
Elaine
Bien
 
 
56 Anne Brodie de Leeuw Edmonton, AB, Canada
56
Martha
Fleener
 
 
56
J Robert
Foster
 
Bloomington IN
56
Sharon
Herbin
Moore
 
56
Jayne Ann
Hollis
 
 
56
Nancy
Hughes
Barnes
Bloomington IN
56
Joanne
Hyerle
 
 
56 Marta Petoe Berglund  
56
Barbara
Spannuth
 
 
56
Patricia
Ware
 
 
 
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Deceased

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
death date last residence
56
Betsy
Bardwell
 
 
 
56 Morris E Binkley   12/27/2009 Batavia, IL
56 Albert
Bridgewater
 
 
 
56 Richard
Head
 
 
 
56 Robert Nellis   1/7/2011 Bloomington, IN
56 Richard Ream   1/11/1987 Louisville KY
56
Frances
Ranard
Easterday
4/18/1999
Franklin IN
56 Michael
Ross
 
 
 
56
Louis Henry
Silverstein
 
7/05/2001 Phoenix, AZ
56 Mary Meade Walker   1/12/2009 Martinsburg WV
 
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