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Classmates 1962 - 1968
1ST Graduating Class at the American International School - New Delhi, India, 1962.
Bottom row, from left: Buddy Gleason, Tim Corey, Lynne Stephenson, Burnetta Jones, Judy Zemla, Judy Budd, Nada Izzedin, Ken Torbett;
Top Row: Jeff Myers, Nancy Fireman, Raj Krishan Narang, Mike O'Neill, Howard Auble,
Mary McKeehan, Dave Odgers
Jeff Myers Jmlaw10575@aol.com
I am writing to you with a report on some really neat mini-reunions of some real old-timers from AIS. First, I want to thank you, Mary and Tim for your tireless work in contacting old classmates who shared the AIS experience over the last half century! Read more from Jeff.
Roy Sewall email@example.com
I was in New Delhi from 1952 - 1956. As I recall, our school was the Delhi American School at the time, not AIS. They were waiting to get 12 students in grades 1-8 before starting the school, and I believe I was the 12th to arrive in Delhi. Read more from Roy.
Howard Auble firstname.lastname@example.org
I worked for the California Department of Mental Health for 34 years and retired to the State of Washington four years ago. Retirement is great. Nice to finally collect Social Security. I remember being in my 20's and wondering where the money was going. Now I know."
Katie and Howard Auble ('62), Barbara and David Odgers ('62), Phil and Rudi Manly Bonfiglio ('65), Paul des Granges ('64), and Jeff Weathersby ('62) gathered for lunch at Abhiruchi in Beaverton, Oregon, on Saturday, April 21, 2007. See photo from Howard.
Judy Budd Stevenson email@example.com
I hope you realize the old memory isn't what it used to be. I only know, I would not have traded my experiences and high school friends for anything. I never kept in touch with anyone after I got back to the U.S. Read more from Judy.
Mary McKeehan Childress firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding this website is the most exciting news I've had in a long time. I never envisioned that there would be a chance to see old classmates again or that there would be an alumni association. I graduated in 1962 from AIS. I'm Mary McKeehan (now Childress) and my dad was Superintendent of the school for the two years we were there. My brother Mike was a classmate of many of the younger kids including Hank Freeman. Read more from Mary.
Ellen E. Schaefer (formerly Ellen Ehle Krueger) email@example.com
Namaste! I am one of those original 12 students in a one room American School. I was in India for a total of four years. It shaped me in ways I am still discovering at the tender age of 60. We traveled the breadth and length of the country as well as Kashmir, Nepal and Sri Lanka. I was present at the last Durbar in Mysore. We vacationed on houseboats on Dal Lake in Kashmir and in Simla. I had tea in Nehru's garden; he invited our entire class to attend Read more from Ellen
1963 Class Roster
Programme of the Eighth Grade Graduation
May 8, 1959
The American School's 8th grade class, 1959. Left to Right:
Row 3: Tony Lee, Rex Gleason, Willa GuptaI> (teacher), Alan Johnson, Joel Thomison
Row 2: Melanie McMullen, Donna Wade, Karen Eskildsen, Laurie Burgess
Row 1: Christine Brooks, Barbara Garber, Betsy Heck, Betsy Woodman.
Sincere thanks to Laurie Burgess, AIS class of 1963, for sending in her 8th grade graduation "programme."
Rick Odgers firstname.lastname@example.org
My family was in India from August 1960 through June 1962. Dad worked for TCM (later USAID) as a consultant to the Indian Minister of Education through an arrangement with Ohio State University. We lived in Sunder Nagar. Mom taught second grade at the American school for the first year, then traveled with my father during the second year. Read more from Rick.
Connie Carpenter email@example.com
I am divorced, and live with a small Heinz-57 dog in a suburban house with a yard I am trying to turn into a natural-area/garden - North Carolina is in a major drought, so the plants are not cooperating, but gardening gives me great pleasure. My goals are to feed the wildlife naturally, and to stop mowing! Read more from Connie.
Mary Shaw Butterfield firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from Worthington (a suburb of Columbus, Ohio). My name is Mary Shaw Butterfield and I was at AIS only for a year and a half from Nov '60 to June '62. I started half way through my sophomore year and finished up my junior year. I was one of the Taj Barracks survivors that Jacqueline Singh referred to. Our classrooms were very small, but so was our class of 11. That made it nice when teams were selected, because there were minimal cuts and freshmen were a vital part. Read more from Mary.
1964 Class Roster
Michael Smith email@example.com
I'm Michael Smith (class of '64) AIS. I'm the oldest of five Smith children to live in New Delhi from 1962-1964. My brother, Dr. Thomas Smith, brother John R. Smith, sister Patricia Smith-Thorne, & brother Dennis P. Smith all reside in the Richmond VA area near my home. Our father, Myron G. Smith, passed away in July 2004 just after moving to Richmond to be near his children. Our mother, Louise Smith, just celebrated her 82nd birthday last week & lives in Richmond also. Read more.
Charles R. Winter III OlMrWinter@aol.com
Charles R. Winter III
I was born April 18, 1946 in Williamsport, PA of Barbara and Charles R. winter II. They had moved to Williamsport from the midwest in the early 40's so he could take a job at Lycoming Motors division of Avco, a company that manufactured aircraft engines. My first 4 years were spent in Williamsport, untill my father heard about how you could raise pigs quite successfully by feeding them fruit. So my parents loaded most of their possessions into an old International coal truck, and moved to Jacksonville, Florida. I was four, and my brother was one. My dad started a pig farm, and fed them spoiled fruit from the railroad yards, because they would pay him to remove it. He lost his shirt as a pig farmer. The pigs all got "screw worms" and died. Read more from Charles
Chris Jones-Pauly firstname.lastname@example.org
Namaste and Salaam, First, my sister Carol Jones's email is email@example.com, class of 1966. Her classmate Morfudd Charles, now Morfudd Wise, is firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for myself, I so enjoyed the photo from Bill Holcombe. Was that not from the Taj Times? We used to work together on the Taj Times. I did a feature on Morfudd Charles, our only student at the time from Wales. Read more from Chris.
1965 Class Roster
Melinda Miller Collins Melinda.C@comcast.net
I graduated from high school in Ankara, Turkey, attended American
University in D.C. and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I
taught architectural drawing and perspective for many years at several
colleges and retired two years ago to devote myself full-time to painting.
Website: melindamillercollins.com. I have 5 shows coming up this year. Read more from Melinda.
Betty Vakil email@example.com
After graduating in Zoology from Delhi University I worked with Air France at Palam Airport for 4 yrs, leveraging my French. That job got me vacationing around the world and confirmed that life could be better elsewhere. I started dating a Parsi guy who had a motorbike (you remember that motorized wheels were a huge asset in Delhi); we got engaged and rented a flat. Read more from Betty
Thomas Frisbie firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Frisbee lives in Krabi, Thailand.
I am now retired from my management consulting work, and living in Krabi, Thailand on the southwestern Andaman coast. I am gay, single, in good health and life is good.
Until retirement last year I spend over 15 years working mostly in Indonesia, consulting to an American oil company. Thailand was always home base. It has been ever since I graduated from Berkeley. I spent a year in England getting a Masters and 4 years consulting in Hong Kong. Other than that it has been Thailand and Indonesia with short periods around Asia and Alaska. Commuting between the island of Borneo and Anchorage for a year was interesting. Read more from Tom.
Jerrye Tate Gilmore email@example.com
Have been with my second husband, Steve Gilmore, since 1977. I retired in 2002, having worked as a Probation Officer for 25 years. Steve is the executive director of a large community corrections agency. I never had any problems adjusting to retirement; always seem to have projects to complete or, more importantly, golf to play. Read more from Jerrye.
Chris Overmoe firstname.lastname@example.org
My wife Donna and I fled the Bay Area, after 27 years, and lived in downtown Washington, DC,
then moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Love it here, live on 18
acres and would never live on the left coast again. The three kids still live in
the Bay Area. Read more from Chris.
Carolyn Wilcox Knowles email@example.com
I live in Eagle River, Alaska, and have been happily retired from teaching for 9 years. I work part time in a women's clothing store along with quite a few other retired
teachers. We have a pretty good time together. It's just great to be
free to travel and enjoy life. (July 2007)
Mary Ann Cummings Hardee firstname.lastname@example.org
I continue to be an educational technologist for an elementary school at Fort Bragg, NC. I stay very busy with my crafts and my love of photography. My husband Curt continues to teach real estate courses, and is fortunate to teach most of them in Fayetteville, close to home. Read more from Mary Ann
Marcia Mau email@example.com
I attended Brent School, Baguio, Philippines before enrolling at AIS. I know a few students who attended both AIS and Brent and would like to reach out to any other alumni who attended both schools. Brent will observe its Centennial in 2009. We are current seeking Brentonians including alumni, former students, faculty, parents, and sponsors. When Saigon was evacuated, many students enrolled at Brent. Read more from Marcia.
Rudi Manly Bonfiglio firstname.lastname@example.org
I just saw the newsletter online by accident tonight and couldn't believe the only person for 1965 was someone I knew well [Cherie Studwell Lazaroff]. I have been living in Portland, Oregon since 1966. I am married with three children and about to be a Grandma for the first time! Read more from Rudi.
Cherie Studwell Lazaroff email@example.com
Cherie and David Lazaroff, '65, Tom Studwell, '67, Kathy Studwell Sabino,
'71 and Phil Studwell, '73 joined a bunch of extended family at a family reunion on Mere Point, outside Brunswick, Maine in early August, 2008. Read more from Cherie.
Doug Davy firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug rolled home through the older suburban hardscape. He stopped to drop off his shoes. Seems the immigrant Russians are the only ones who do this now. On down the bluffs toward the river and into the trees, where his sycamores grow. South African music on the CD - "You are the heaven of my heart. …and my journey was complete" - Vusi Mahlasela. It's a hot June in Sackadementos. Read more from Doug.
After reading some of the bios on the AIS/AES web site I thought I should write
an update myself. In 2005, after living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working 30 years for the same company (Beckman Coulter), I decided to retire and move to Tucson, Arizona. Read more from Joe.
Sanjay Ray Sanjayray1@aol.com
Hello to the class of 1966 and everyone else! I cannot believe that 38 years have passed since our graduation. I have been getting a real kick out of reading all the bios that have been published on the web site and finally felt like contributing a litttle from me. Read more from Sanjay.
Dixie Omps Woodhouse email@example.com
Hi KC. Retire, eh? That's excellent. Want that, I do. Say, I checked out the terrific ais web site but couldn't find much on class of '66. When I was a hippie in Colorado (yes, a real back-to-the land hippie minus the drug burn out) many years ago, my yearbooks from Pakistan and India were ruined in a flood. I was hoping to see the 1966 yearbook on the web site but couldn't seem to find it. Was I just looking in the wrong place? Read more from Dixie.
Diana Ulry Ivory Zoe61279@aol.com
Wow, Indeed! I have lived long enough to no longer believe in coincidence... I am helping my Dad, age 87, write his autobiography for our daughter, and we are sooo stuck in the reminisce stages of India that we can't seem to move forward, and by chance I decided to see if there was anything in cyberspace....and through your web page I contacted Doug Haney, he, his sister Lissa and I were the 3 musketeers! And I heard back from him....oh the memories! Read more from Diana.
Cindy Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org
It sure has been a long time since we saw and visited with many of our high school/ India people. The reunion in 1990? My brother, Ben Shaw, and I, Cindy Shaw, attended AIS in the late 60's - graduating in '69 and '67, respectively - my what a great time to have experienced, both in India and the states! Since then Ben and I have taken different paths in life but never straying far in the heart.
Read more from Cindy.
Melissa Miller email@example.com
Judy Cooperman Finkle, firstname.lastname@example.org
After moving four times in May of this year  and finally settling down in a place in Concord,Ca,I am feeling at home. I made another trip to Istanbul in April and had a wonderful vacation. Still taking photos and
just decorating and fixing up my place. [August 2, 2008] Read previous message from Melissa.
My life is now fulfilled. This is because I have become interested in celebrities. I have a Ph.D. in Digital Art, but this is not really what I am talking about. I am living in the town of Fairfield, Iowa, still, the home of Maharishi International University. The Transcendental Meditation organization is and always was associated with major celebrities. So, me too. As many people know, Maharishi became famous through the help of the Beatles, Donovan, etc. Read more from Judy.
Sally Schaeffer Ladouceur Ladisgal51@aol.com
I am Sally Schaeffer-Ladouceur, AES Class of 1968. I graduated from SUNY (State University of New York) Plattsburgh in 1995. My degree is in Speech Language Pathology Education of the Handicapped. Started my college days in 1968 at the Beirut College for Women/American University of Beirut. I did not return to the States till 1987. Read more from Sally.
Mark Higgins email@example.com
My time in New Delhi, at AIS and the people there have always been very present in my mind. I was from Burma (with John Henson, Anne Beattie, the Jimminks- Dennis and Doug, Sandra Schnee, Andy Renard), a boarder and did my freshman, sophomore and junior years at AIS. Class of 68. Indelible. Read more from Mark.
Mark Poffenberger MPoffen@aol.com
I was in the class of '68. I'm still going to India three to four times a year. My organization, CFI*, is running community forestry projects in Meghalaya, Manipur, and Andhra Pradesh. Read more from Mark.
Charles (Ed) Lowey-Ball firstname.lastname@example.org
Gosh, it has been some time since AIS days; I found AIS India to be by and
large a pretty positive experience. Especially the trips throughout the
country that I took as part of the "boys and girls" dorms. My parents were
based out of what is now called Mumbai. Read more from Charles
Patrick Boulden email@example.com
We have heard from Patrick Boulden who lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with his wife Carol and daughters Bethany and Miranda. Both of Patrick's daughters are avid Irish dancers and are shown at far left in their dance costumes. Bethany is in the highest championship category (an Open Champion) and can now compete nationally. Miranda is not far behind as a preliminary Champion.