Douglas Jones

Profile Updated: February 27, 2019
Douglas Jones
Douglas Jones


Douglas Jones


Douglas Jones


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Charleston, SC USA
Spouse/Partner Mary Pat
Occupation Retired teacher and wind farm developer
Children Lori born 1970
Katie born 1977
Andy born 1983

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Mar 03, 2019 at 6:17 AM

Posted on: Feb 27, 2019 at 1:42 PM

It is with profound grieve that I report the passimg of good friend and classmate Jack Slaymaker. Jack passed away from what is believed to be a massive heart attack about 2PM CST yesterday February 26, 2019. His brother Dennis tells me that the visitation will be on Friday evening at Warner's Funeral Home with the Funeral being held on Saturday at 10 AM. More details as we have them.

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Dec 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM

See Greg's obituary here or on the "In Memory" page found on the left side of the screen.:

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Jan 03, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Posted on: Dec 26, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Services for Greg will be Saturday in Sioux City. Details to follow

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Dec 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Posted on: Dec 24, 2018 at 9:53 AM

I am sorry to report the passing of Damon Delaney, the son of classmate and friend Pam Edmondson Shippy and Jim Delaney Details to follow

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Dec 23, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Posted on: Dec 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Our good friend and classmte Greg Andersen wes diagnosed with stagw 4 Melanoma of the liver and bone a few weeks ago and has been in the hospital; receiving chemo, radiation and treatment for associated pain. Sandra received the following text from Greg's wife Maria today and ask that I post it.:
Dec.20th 2018

It's with a heavy heart that I send this message. Greg decided that he no longer has the strength to continue to fight this battle. As difficult as it is, our family agreed with his decision. He knows that he will not get better no matter how many treatments he goes through. This cancer and excessive pain have consumed him in such a short time. He will be coming home under the care of Hospice. I'm not sure he will have the strength for calls or visits, but we'll leave that up to him We greatly appreciate all the love, prayers and support you've given him.
Prayers to you my good and longtime friend.

"Be still and know that I am God"

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:58 PM

C. Arnold Walker
Monday, September 24, 2018

C. Arnold “Arnie” Walker, 91, of Spencer, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grand- children. Arnie was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Frank and Verna Walker. His early years were spent in Broken Bow, Nebraska; Maryville, Missouri; and back to Omaha by middle school.

He met the love of his life, Shirley Johansen, in his senior math class at Benson High School in Omaha. At this time the country was involved in World War II and because of

that, Arnie and Shirley both graduated early in January 1945. Arnie then joined the Army. He chose the Artillery Unit, but as the war was coming to an end, he was sent to help shut down the unit. He was then sent to Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Arnie and Shirley were married Jan. 17, 1946, while he was back at home from leave. To this union, three children were born: Sharon, Steve and Vicki.

Arnie worked in the wholesale beer business for nearly 40 years, starting in Omaha as a sales rep for Storz Beer. He soon moved to Spencer to be a Storz Distributor in Northwest Iowa. The opportunity arose to take on additional business and began distributing Pabst Blue Ribbon and Hamms Beers. Over the course of this career, he distributed over a dozen different brands at times. Following his retirement from the beer business he converted his warehouse to a storage unit business.

Arnie belonged to many service organizations over the years including: the Moose, Eagles, Sertoma, Golden K Kiwanis, the American Legion, VFW and SCORE. He enjoyed collecting antique cars, gardening, playing gin and spending time with his family and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, brother, son, Steve; and a niece and nephew.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Shirley; his daughters, Sharon Jorgensen and Vicki (Ken Johannsen); his daughter-in-law, Sheila Walker; seven grandchildren: Ben (Mandy) Jorgensen, Justin (Misti) Jorgensen, Toshia Johannsen, Ryan (Sharon) Johannsen, Stephanie Zahrt, Stacie (Michael Bjornson) and Jamie Walker (Josh Griffin); and his 14 great-grand-children: Cale, Quinn, Alex and Sam Jorgensen, Zoe, Zandra and Zarah Zahrt, Tateum and Broedy Casey, Braxton, Alyvia and Brayden Bjornson and Emmersen and Landen Griffin

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Sep 25, 2018 at 5:46 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2018 at 9:53 AM

We have learned of the passing of Arnie Walker, father of classmate Sharon Walker Jorgensen and father-in-law of classmate Ken Johannson. I'll post details as they are available. our condolenses to the family.

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Sep 10, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Got a message from Pam Meyer today that the mini-reunion at their home on September 22 has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused

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Sep 06, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Welcome to classmate Frank Lamp who just recently joined us on the website. Check out his profile on his personal page

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Sep 06, 2018 at 5:13 PM

Welcome to the class website Frank, Thanks for taking the time to join.

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Sep 07, 2018 at 7:48 AM

Posted on: Sep 03, 2018 at 3:47 PM

We are sorry to report the passing of Patty Severson-Morgan (SHS 64) She is the sister of our classmates Tim Edmondson and Pam Edmondson Shippey. Patty passed way yesterday of kidney failure. Our condolences to Tim and Pam and all of Patty's family.

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Aug 12, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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Aug 09, 2018 at 3:19 PM

When Bruce Townsend and I were up to Okoboji fishing a couple of weeks ago we took the opprotunity to drive by the High School and noticed that the two hard maple trees that the Class of 65 donated to the school after our 20th or 25th reunion had been removed. There were two plaques, one at the base of each tree dedicating the trees to our class and our deceased classmates. I am in the process of trying to find out what happened to the Plaques. If we do find them I would be interested in any thoughts that classmates might have to the repurposing of them. Please let me know your thoughts and ideas. PS I taught in the second floor classroom that looked out on the Victory Bell and those trees for a decade and I can assure you that they were beautiful, especially in the fall when their colors changed.

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Jul 27, 2018 at 3:33 AM
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Jun 27, 2018 at 10:21 AM

A HUGE Thank You to all who donated to the continued support of this website. We have met our goal for this year and we will be taking down the donation button on our Home Page as soon as I remember how to do it. Again the Class of 65 thanks you for your support.

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May 29, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Okay , I think I have the Donate Button functioning properly now. Please use the donate button found on the Home Page. It's on the right side in the box entitled Site Renewal. Thanks for your patience with my aging brain.

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May 29, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Time for True Confessions, it's been a year and I have forgotten how to activate the DONATE BUTTON. I'm working to get it up and running today. I apologize to Donn and James and any other faithful donors who have been inconvenienced

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May 30, 2018 at 7:17 PM

Posted on: May 29, 2018 at 12:32 PM

We are saddened to report the passing of Brenda Maly daughter of classmate and friend Owen O'hara. Our condolences to Owen and his family

Brenda Maly
Monday, May 28, 2018

Brenda Kay Maly, 45, of Ely, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. A visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Brenda was born Jan. 23, 1973, the daughter of Owen and Linda Breidinger O’Hara, in Spencer, Iowa. She was married to William “Bill” Maly on Feb. 21, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brenda worked for Transamerica in various departments for many years.

She greatly enjoyed crocheting and was very much a chocoholic. Her favorite television shows were “The Bachelor” and “American Idol.” More than anything, Brenda had a strong love for her family. She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Maly; two daughters, Rachel and Ashley Maly; father, Owen O’Hara; sister, Tammy Lapenna; mother-in-law, Marilyn Maly; and brother-in-law, John (Kendra) Maly.

Memorials may be directed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at in memory of Brenda.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at

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May 28, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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May 13, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Posted on: May 12, 2018 at 4:43 PM

Linda Swain
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Our condolences to classmate Marcia Howe Arnold and the Howe and
Swain families.

Linda Howe Swain, born Oct. 30, 1942, in Spencer, Iowa, passed away in her home in Littleton, Colorado, Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was the daughter of Harold and Maxine Howe. Linda graduated from Spencer High School and later from the University of Iowa, where her degree was in dental hygiene.

In 1963, she married her college sweetheart, Gary Swain. To their union were born two sons, Steven and Scott.

Linda utilized her dental hygiene skills in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After moving to Littleton, she became business manager for an oral surgery group in the Denver area. Following retirement, she pursued her several interests: photography, flower gardening and especially golf. She was a member of two women’s leagues, forming many close relationships. For the last 18 years, Linda, her sisters, Judy and Marcia, and sister-in-law Susan have enjoyed annual sisters’ trips together in various U.S. cities and in Canada.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents: Charles and Emma Howe, and Walter and Hilda Thomas; a niece Kristin Howe; and a sister, Sharon Howe Hitchcock — all of Spencer.

Linda is survived by her husband, Gary Swain; sons: Steve of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Scott (Jodi) Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; six grandchildren: Jordan, Austin and Hannah Swain, and Bailey, Lauren and Grace Swain; sisters: Judy (Earl) Check of Madrid, Iowa and Marcia (Nick) Arnold of Valparaiso, Indiana; and brother Tom (Susan) Howe of Spencer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation rites have been accorded and her ashes will eventually be combined with Gary’s, and spread at a favorite spot in the Rocky Mountains. A memorial service is planned for Oct. 30, 2018, in their home on what would have been Linda’s 76th birthday. She was a lovely, cheerful person who will be missed by all who loved her.