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Valerie Chester Hoover
----------------------- Message from 60th Year Class Reunion ------------------

I also am not able to make it this time. Enjoying life in Issaquah, WA with my 15 grandchildren, 1+ great, and my, watercolor painting and singing in a community choir! A special hello to all my friends from way back then. I hope you all have a marvelous time, and also hope there will be a video or pics!

Valerie Chester Hoover

----------------------- Message from 55th Year Class Reunion ------------------

Thanks, Patrick, for sharing photos of the Reunion....Very meaningful for those of us who were unable to attend. Somehow many of us have changed a lot, but I thought Tom Caylor, Gwen Davis and Arnelle Shows all looked much like they did way back then!

It was fun to see everyone and I hope I can make it to any upcoming reunions! Would love to attend a get-together at the Old Lowell and maybe go to dinner afterward...

Life is good for me here in Olympia, see my five children, their spouses, and 14 grandchildren as often as I can. They all live in Washington; Orcas Island, Bellevue and Sammamish. I have been in Washington State for the past 30 years.

I send my best to all the Lowell 55 Year Grads! Thanks to everyone who spent so much time organizing the reunion, especially Tom Nyhan (by the way, Tom, you look great! -- I found out in the process of doing my family history that Tom and I are distant cousins. Go figure!!)

Attaching a photo of myself taken this summer in Pacific Grove.