In Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the video from Becky Janzen:

 

Updated June 2017, in honor of our 65th Birthday Party on July 14, 2017. This video is a memorial tribute to the class members of the Wichita High School West Class of 1970, Wichita, Kansas, who are gone -- but not forgotten. Added to this update: Clitis Cowan, Wendell Merrill, Gerald Cleverly, and Kay Forest. 

Many of our classmates may not know it, but the theme song used in this video ("Those Were the Days"), was also used as the theme of our 1970 Trails yearbook. Each phrase became a chapter in the yearbook. And one phrase holds especially true for our deceased members: Those were the days, my friend, We thought they'd never end... Happy Trails, Pioneers, Until We Meet Again. 

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Updated by Becky Janzen

Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically Pioneer Photo



2018
Robert Walter Harvey  
Steven Kent Ratliff  
Glen Everett Ridpath  
Mary L Smith (Welch)  

2016
Gerald Eugene Cleverley  
Wendell Dale Merrill  

2015
Haskel Clitis 'Clyde' Cowan  
Nancy Carol Neal (Landrum)  

2014
John Allen Edwards  
Larry Don Gaskill  
Scott J A Lohrentz  
LaDonna Arlene Waymire (McFarland)  

2013
James Matthew Hein  
Ronald Eugene Hysom  
Randall Lewis 'Randy' Walters  

2012
Bradley Alan Byers  
Catherine Anne 'Kay' Forest (Norton)  
Marlene Hammes (Brazill)  
Kerry L Lamunyon  
Luther Everett Manes  
Keith Steffee  

2011
Judy Bevan (Burris)  
Johnnie Ray Donley  
Brenda Lu Goode (Smith)  
Aron R Russell  
Sammy Joe Wilson  

2010
Debbie Fernz (Spears)  
Carolyn Liebau (Hyre)  

2009
Brian Scott Willms  

2008
Thomas Alan Bradrick  
Gregory Lane Hansen  
George Monroe Hellard  
Harold Lloyd Leep  
Robert Franklin Sell  

2007
Donna Mae Bell (Wright)  
Peggy Sue Burmeister (Wolfe)  
David Henry Jansen  

2006
Bill Dwayne Bowles  
Robbin L Durbian (Gurganus)  
Teresa Faye Dye  
Lynn Denise Lichty (Gonzales)  

2005
James Bruce Bartels  
Kathleen Marie Ray (Cook)  
Michael Allan Stipp  

2004
Max Lee Conway  
Timothy Earl Higgins  
Stanton Earl Matlock  

2003
Timothy Clifford Austin  
Diana Eunice Bruce (Johanessen)  
Obie Milton Cates  
Martha (Marty) Kester (Pettit)  

2002
Rhonda Kay Oliver (Armstrong)  
Merlyn Duane Smith  
Ann Louise Woodman (Meahan)  

2001
Jerry K Ashley  

2000
David Bruce Lindblad  
Steve Donald Shockley  

1999
Dorsey Long (Perrone)  

1997
Twyla Joy Bentley (Massengill)  
Phillip James Braswell  

1996
Gerald Lee Dreiling  
Michael Dean Morgan  

1995
Kathleen Marie Brown (McLaughlin)  

1993
Glenn Elmer Wortman  

1991
Dawn Marie Tate (Crum)  

1990
Emily Earnestine Hoag (Yarbrough)  

1989
Paul Allen Grisham  
Melvin (Ray) Hinkle  

1985
Brockie Sue Anderson (Headrick)  
Greg Howard Kroes  

1984
Rex Alan Lane  

1983
David Lynn Salmen  

1982
Edwin Thomas Dehncke  

1977
Larry Dale Swift  

1975
Clarence L Brown  
Roger Wayne Mohney  
Daphne Margeurite Morton  

1971
John H Hellard  

1970
Richard Lawrence Barnhart  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Gary A Leonard
Eleanor Rosemary Swartz

If you are aware of a Pioneer who should be added to this page please let us know.