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03/21/19 08:54 AM #1064    


Georgia O'Donnell (Merschman)

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for Felix’s family.

03/21/19 12:59 PM #1065    


Charlie LaFrenz

So sorry, we and the world have lost a great artist. Thank you Sharon for posting this information. I tried to reply to your second posting about his passing, but it wouldn't send.


03/21/19 01:03 PM #1066    


Sandra Buckley (Matthews)

Bill and I were saddened to hear about the passing of our classmate, Felix Sanchez.  Sharon, if you or any others might have a family address where we could send a note of sympathy, we would gladly send our condolences.  Many Thanks. 

03/21/19 01:20 PM #1067    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

Ask and ye shall receive:

Felix Sanchez, wife Jessica, two sons, one granddaughter, e-mail web page

Address: 12043 25th Avenue, Seattle, WA. 98125

I hope a lot of you send cards to Jessica and family! He was a wonderful person!

His info said he was the artist for the Seattle Times and retired in 2001!

Farewell Felix! May you Rest In Peace!

03/21/19 01:27 PM #1068    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)


Felix’s website is



03/21/19 03:19 PM #1069    


Cyndy Day (Savage)

Remembering Felix's family. I was so priveldged to live in the same neighborhood and begin kindergarten with him at Richardson. Special, that was Felix

03/21/19 03:38 PM #1070    


Brad Wiedmann

Blessings to Felix and his extended family.  I, too, started Kindergarten at Richardson with Felix.  He was always softspoken and kind.  Having just reviewed his website, I realize there was so much more to Felix than I realized.  He is leaving a wondeful mark on this world of ours through his art.  So long, Felix.


03/21/19 03:46 PM #1071    

Jaynie Drummond (Davis)

So sorry to hear this sad sad news.. he was always such a sweet pleasant guy.  Blessings to his family.. Peace and love,




03/21/19 08:19 PM #1072    


Marcia Conley (Davis)

It is always sad to hear someone we know and many grew up with has passed on.  It is like a piece of us has been taken.  I joined the Richardson group in the 4th grade.  I remember him as a quiet personality.  I viewed the webpage and AWESOME is the only word I can think of to describe his art.  Truely a great artist has left us.

03/22/19 08:41 AM #1073    


Melinda Lang (Bachman)

Thanks Sharon for the email address.  Don't know if his family has access to the forum so sent and email.          His art was fantastic!  I remember one year he attended a class reunion and gave out calendars he designed.



03/28/19 07:04 PM #1074    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Here is Felix's obit in Fort Madison Daily Democrat.  Hope it can be read. His name is misspelled more than once.  03/28/19

03/29/19 07:37 AM #1075    


Sandra Buckley (Matthews)

Nancy Hayes,  Thank you for posting Felix's obituary - I was not able to read the small print well enough, so just went onto the Evening Democrat recent obituary site and found it there.  Whoever wrote this lovely remembrance surely captured the essence of his life.  We can all be proud that we grew up with this fine man !!!!  He left the world a magnificent legacy in his art work - may we all remember to stop and "feel" the beauty around us.

03/29/19 08:11 AM #1076    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

You are welcome Sandy...I was hoping everyone could zoom in enough to be able to read it. Glad you could go on the newspaper site & bring it up.  Not really an obituary but nice tribute... to be sure!

03/29/19 11:02 AM #1077    


Cyndy Day (Savage)

Thank you Nancy, this means so much

04/05/19 02:59 PM #1078    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

I’m posting a photo of the class luncheon today at the River Rock Restsurant! We had a great time and great food! This luncheon is the First Friday if each month unless other wise notified and usually at 11:30! You would need to let Nancy Nelson Hays if you are coming! The names of the people in the photo are posted on messenger on Facebook ! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

04/06/19 10:52 AM #1079    


Brad Wiedmann

Great class luncheon photo, Sharon.  Thanls for posting


04/10/19 08:49 PM #1080    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

CLASSMATES:  We have lost another classmate. Alexandra Keith has passed away in her sleep last night in Fairfax Station, Va. She said that she was going to attend our next reunion but that isn't going to happen. A lesson to all of us that tomorrow is not promised so we must not put off today what we really want to do.

May Alexandra Rest in Peace! The following is information about her funeral. 

The funeral service for Alexandra Keith will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Temple B'nai Shalom, 7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039. Followed by burial at King David Memorial Gardens, 7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042. All thos who knew Sandy and wish to pay their respects are invited to join the family for a reception following the burial at  The Flanagan Residence, 10510 Pohick Court, Fairfax Station, VA. 20120. In lieu of flowers, Sandy requested that donations be made either to Friends of Thailand( or Planned Parenthood (

04/10/19 08:58 PM #1081    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

FYI: We have now lost 35 members (that we know of) of the Class of 1961 out of 151 members. Time waits for no man. 

06/07/19 02:05 PM #1082    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Several members of  class of 61attending June luncheon. Great to catch up with each other...a good connection!

06/07/19 02:11 PM #1083    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Several members of class of 61 met today at the River Rock Restaurant in Fort Madison for our June luncheon.

Lots of catching up was done . A good connection among us!  Below is photo!


06/08/19 03:59 PM #1084    


Linda Kirchner (Schrader)

Sorry I missed the luncheon but I'm in CO enjoying great girlfriends, Melinda Backman, Sandi Philips, & Susie Vacilek. We went to the top of Rocky Mtn. National Park. The snow was 30' high. Pictures will follow on face book.

06/08/19 06:25 PM #1085    


Nancy Nelson (Hays)

Happy you are having great time with classmates...especially in CO.  Hope to seeing you & Sandi in July.  Melinda, wish you were closer!

06/09/19 08:03 AM #1086    


Sandra Buckley (Matthews)

Bill and I are so appreciative of the postings on our class Message Forum and the pictures that often accompany the posts.  You all that are local to the Fort Madison area or close by enough and make the effort to gather once a month and break bread and fellowship together are truly special people  - maintaining that relationship that for many goes back past our high school years !!!  It's great to see your faces and feel your presence !!!  Thank you to Nancy Hayes for her organization of this event and we hope to see lots of you at our 60th reunion !!!  All is well here in eastern North Carolina - God is GOOD !!!!  Bill continues to enjoy golf with his buddies about 3 times a week and also stays busy here in our retirement community, helping with a group of veterans.  We have had the priviledge of establishing a friendship with a World War II veteran - Dr. Earl Trevathean.  He was a pharmacist mate on ship off the coast of Europe, bringing home sailors at age 18 !!!  He returned to his home state and went on to college and medical school and eventaully became a pediatric neuro-surgeon.  He is almost 95 years old & still going strong !  Our age is going to be tested here in just a couple months - our new house, being built here in Cypress Glen, is scheduled to be finished by the end of August and we will finally be moving in !!!!  It's been so much fun picking out paint colors, lighting fixtures, kitchen cabinets and tile and counter tops, some new Sunroom furniture and accent pieces - thought that when Bill reitred in 2003 and we moved south, that I had decorated my last home.  I don't relish all that packing up and unpacking, and my back surgery of 2014 is giving me some painful issues again - BUT, we will manage !!!  We had a great 2 week trip to Ireland in late April/early May and loved seeing that lushious green countryside - so many castles still standing - felt like we learned lots about Ireland's complicated history and politics - plus visited a couple Irish Whiskey manufacturers (Jamison and Tullamore) and of course, spent a lovely afternoon touring Guiness Beer - Ireland's most famouns brewery !  I even tried to learn a few steps with the Irish River Dance performers - the mind was willing, but the body didn't quite keep up !!!

Keep posting every one !  All enjoy hearing what everyone is up to these days.  Hope the Mighty Mississippi gets back to its normal level soon - Riverview Park will have a whole new layer of soil with this year's flood !!!!

06/10/19 01:04 PM #1087    


Sharon Tincher (Scholl-Nabulsi)

Thank you Sandy for your post and informative narrative I wish more people would follow suit! Again I say “PEOPLE” please write and tell us what you are doing!


06/10/19 04:26 PM #1088    


Linda Kirchner (Schrader)

Sandi Philips, Melinda Bachman & I are enjoying our last day in Estes Park, CO. We flly home tomorrow. It has been the most relaxing 5 days we've had for a long time. We were busy doing nothing. We had late nights of yakking & catching up with each other. We shopped, ate out, had drinks. Saturday Susie Vacilek came up from Denver & spent the day with us. Invited Diane Zarlengo also, but she couldn't make it. Susie guided us through Rocky Mtn. National Park & we took lots of pics of Elk...& also had to wait for a herd crossin the road about a mile from our condo. It was so good to all get together, we talked & talked...imagine that!!! We found several great places to eat, so if someone is heading out this way, we can make recommendations.Even saw a guy from my Hamilton, where I live, small world. This afternoon we drove by the famous Stanley Hotel, & sat out on the top deck of Estes Brewery, had beverages, & soaked up the sun. We've had fabulous weather & a beautiful condo.

Linda, Melinda & Sandi

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