Class of ’59 enjoys 55th reunion

Twenty-one members of the Greybull High School Class of ’59 gathered in Greybull last weekend for their 55th reunion.

Kicking off the weekend was a gathering at the Sugar Shack Friday evening. The alumni and spouses enjoyed “malts, milkshakes and memories” in an atmosphere of the ‘50s; the tone set by the ‘50s music playing on the jukebox. Owner Sherrie Winkler has accumulated dozens of pieces of memorabilia, including the GJHS banner, when the mascot was the dinosaur, and the 1959 class banner.

Saturday morning the group met in the meeting room of the library for breakfast. Jade Smith gave a brief talk about Trapper Tours, and Ernie Smith presented a very interesting “behind-the-scenes” look of the ice jam of 2014.

Friends were invited to join the class during a picnic in the park Saturday. Capping the celebration was a dinner at Lisa’s Saturday evening. Thirty were in attendance, including spouses and friends. Eleven deceased classmates were remembered with a photo display and a moment of silence.

Roger Nielsen emceed the program. Jim Douglass proved his memory is as good as it has always been by singing the junior high Dinosaur Fight Song from start to finish without missing a beat.

The evening closed (in what has become a tradition for the Class of ’59) with the group singing “Bill Grogan’s Goat,” led by Jerry Doerr.

A majority of the attendees gathered for breakfast at the Uptown Café Sunday morning before heading for their respective homes. All were looking forward to 2019 and their 60th reunion.

Attendees included Kenny Allen and Patty Baker Giles, of Powell; Helen Deroche Beal of Cody; Carolyn Nelson Bosch of Sandy; Utah, Larry Clause of Pinedale; Tom Davis and John Preis of Emblem; Jerry Doerr of Elko, Nev.; Jim Douglass of Berthoud, Colo., Judy Rimer Emmett and Jerry Snyder of Greybull; Barry Hunter of Verdi, Nev.; Walt Gould of Sheridan; Judy Overgaag Grenier of Cheyenne; Rich McKamy, Saralee Hibbert Sanders and Bill Miller of Billings; Roger Nielsen of Green River; Alberta Powers Johnson of Evergreen, Colo.; Meridee Baldwin Walker Rodriquez of Wilcox, Ariz., and Lola Horton Zumbrennen of Lusk.