John David Wilson

Profile Updated: April 23, 2018
Residing In: Covington, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Mia Hashiguchi
Occupation: Civil Engineer / GIS
Children: Amelia Keiko, born 1984.
Military Service: USAF  
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John David Wilson

Past Jobs:

Various jobs while on active duty in the Air Force from 1974 - 1994. Fourteen years doing design, construction and operations & maintenance of base facilities and infrastructure. Six years in research and development.

City of Renton drinking water utility: 1994 - 2018. Capital improvement project management, engineering, hydraulic modeling, database management, geographic information system management.

Employer:

Owner of Hamler Wilson LLC / semi-retired

Grandchildren:

Ruth Miyeko, born 2018

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I spent 20 years on active duty in the US Air Force. My wife and I met in Atlanta, Georgia - I was going to grad school at Georgia Tech, she was a Lt in the US Public Health Service, stationed at the Centers for Disease Control.

We live in Covington, WA (south and east of Seattle).

My current interests include genealogy / family history and music (guitar and pedal steel guitar).

School Story:

During our senior year two classmates and I mixed up some iodine hydroxide in Mr Patten's chem lab (we here lab assistants). We painted it on paper towels and put them in the hallways. When the custodial staff drove over them in the stuff would make a loud bang. Somehow Mr Patten figured out who did it and chewed us out. Escaped being expelled.

What Elementary School (s) did you attend?

Meridian and Martinson.

What Junior High (s) did you attend?

Allison

Favorite teacher (s):

Alice Turley. Noel Patton.

What's your favorite memory of West High?

Playing in a "garage band" with Pat Tomek and Max Ullum.

Least favorite memory?

My father had a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. During my junior year he started to self medicate with alcohol. My Mom moved us to a rental across from running track at West. Lived there during my senior year.

Did you ever skip school?

Can't remember. Probably not. Wish I had.

Thinking back - what 'crap' did you learn in high school?

A lot of useful sh*t.

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

Biochemist.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at West High?

Been more involved in social activities.

Where have you lived?

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Fort Scott, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, Manhattan, Kansas, Fort Worth, Texas, San Vito dei Normanni, Italy, Atlanta, Georgia, Pamama City, Florida, Camp Springs, Maryland, Pittufik, Greenland, Rome, New York, Federal Way, Washington and Covington, Washington.

If you don't live in the Wichita area, what do you miss the most? How often do you get back? What are your favorite things to do?

I miss the friendly people. I do not get back much any more now that my parents have past away. Favorite things to do: visit relatives in Kansas and Missouri, go fishing.

Famous or interesting people you have met:

Arlo Guthrie, Barbara Bush, David Hartman, Richard Monroe Miles (U.S. ambassador to Georgia), General David C Jones, General John T Chain, Admiral William J Crowe. Sarah Margaret Roffey 'Sally' Jewell, Secretary of the Interior. Attended her swearing in ceremony at the White House and the reception at the Department of the Interior. Sally and Mia's families used to go camping together back in the 50's and 60's. Mia's Mom was Sally's Girl Scout leader.

What did you always want to do that you have not done yet?

Visit Japan.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

My wife and I are my sister's guardians.

Any words of wisdom?

Always... no, no... never... don't forget to check your references. ;)

Anything else?

I hope to see you at our 50th reunion in 2020.

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Hi Duane,

We're looking for a photo of Randy Walters. I thought I would check with you.

Best regards,

J.D. Wilson

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Happy Birthday, Sherry. Hope it was a fun one.

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Welcome to our website! Hope to see you at the class reunion in 2015.

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