Jerry Storvick
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12-31-1929 to 3-3-2018

While he was not a classmate, he was someone very special to our class, and we wanted to honor him in this way. 

We were fortunate to have had many excellent teachers at Clover Park High School.  Each of us has 2 or 3 or more who we can remember as our favorites or as someone who made a special impact our life.  They were a teacher who we especially liked; or, they were someone we feel made a difference in our life.  Jerry Storvick was likely one of those teachers for many of us.  If we were able to see a list of all of our classmates showing those teachers, my guess is that Jerry Storvick would be mentioned often and maybe most often. 

Jerry was not only a good Social Studies and Contemporary Affairs teacher, he made every class day fun and interesting.  And he had a way about him of making every person he spoke with feel that they were a special person.  And, Jerry really did feel that we each had something special to offer.  Each of us who had Jerry as a teacher, or simply knew him has a fondly-remembered incident or experience to recount.

If you have something that you remember about Jerry and would like to share it, please take the time to put it in the "Our Class Blog" section.

Below, is the Obituary that appeared in the Tacoma and Olympia newspapers this past weekend.

Jerry Storvick Obituary
Jerry Storvick, 88, was born in Albert Lea, MN on 12-31-1929. He died on 03-03-2018 in Lacey, WA. Jerry attended high school in Albert Lea, MN and then spent four years in the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Wyoming with a Master of Education in Educational Guidance. He worked as a teacher, a high school counselor, and a public services coordinator from 1957-1990. He held local, state, regional, and national offices in counseling services to high school students. He is survived by sister-in-law, Lynn Storvick, and family in Columbia, MO. He appreciates family, neighbors, friends, students, their families, and staff with whom he worked. He wishes everyone could receive as much personal satisfaction and gratification from their choice of life work as he did. "Always look for the good in others. It is there," he was known to say. No local services are planned. Interment will take place at Round Prairie Lutheran Church in Glenville, MN.
 Published in The Olympian on Mar. 11, 2018



          Following is the formal obituary for Mr. Fynboe, as he has always been known to those of us over whom he presided as vice principal.  Mr. Fynboe has, over the years, remained a friend of our class.  He has attended all of our class reunion dinners.  Considering all of the thousands of students who passed through Clover Park High School, Mr. Fynboe never failed to amaze with his recollections of people and events.  Throughout his life, he remained a person of the highest standards and impeccable character.  We are proud to have had him as our vice principal and as a close friend to the class of 1960.  He will be missed.     
          Carl T. Fynboe A champion for education in Washington State and a wonderful Christian man, died on November 8, 2012. His life was about relationships and how he connected with people, touching the lives of many. His grandchildren were often impressed by his interest in their friends and how they were doing. Family and faith were the center of his life and he was surrounded by his family and his pastor when he died. 
          Carl was born in Decorah, Iowa on February 13, 1927. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, C. S. and Adelaide Fynboe, and his only sister Elizabeth Hanson. Carl is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ingrid; daughters, Karen (William Oltman), Kathy (Scott Buser), and son, Chris (Karie Hamilton); grand-children, Kirsten (Isaac), Andrea (Bryan), James (Mary), Nicholas, Katie, Jonathan, Alexis; and great grand-children, Justice, Selah, Jude, James David, and Hallie. 
          Carl began his educational career, which he considered a calling, at Clover Park High School in 1950, as a chemistry and German teacher. At 25 years of age he was appointed Vice Principal at Clover Park High School. Carl was elected and served as President of the Washington Education Association in 1958. In 1961 he was named Principal of Clover Park High School. His next calling in 1971 was to become Headmaster at Annie Wright School. In 1974, he was hired by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to the newly created position of Director of Private/Independent Schools.
          After retiring from public education in 1982, he became President and CEO of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools until 1992. During his tenure with the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, Carl shepherded the Homeschool Law through the State Legislature and became the Administrative Advisor and a Founder of the Washington Homeschool Organization. On June 26, 2012 at 85 years of age, Carl received a Doctor of Divinity from the Covenant Bible Seminary and ordained as a Minister of Christ by the Covenant Bible Fellowship. 
          Carl's other passions included serving on numerous boards, the first being the Board of Regents at Pacific Lutheran University and Board of Trustees at Charles Wright Academy. In the 1970's Carl was President of Lutheran Community Services, which led to the building of the Tacoma Lutheran Home and Nursing Center. Later, he was a Director on the Stewardship Foundation Board for seventeen years, which he considered the greatest joy for Christian outreach. A member of Rotary International since 1960, Carl has been a member of the Lakewood Rotary, Tacoma #8, Olympia, and Gig Harbor Rotary Clubs. One of Carl's loves was music and singing. He began his singing career at the age of five singing a solo on the Omaha Radio station. He sang in the Choir of the West at Pacific Lutheran College as a high school student and later as college student and soloist. Carl continued singing with the Normanna Men's Chorus and many church choirs until the time of his death.
          A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 12115 Park Avenue S., Tacoma, WA 98444 on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2 PM with a reception following at the Pacific Lutheran University Scandinavian Cultural Center at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Carl T. Fynboe Memorial Scholarship Fund at Mount Rainier Lutheran High School in Tacoma. Burial arrangements provided by Mountain View Funeral Home.


Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on November 14, 2012


​Robert (Bob) Beecroft Obituary:

​Bob Beecroft was born to Venora (Bates) Beecroft and Christopher Beecroft on November 23, 1941 in La Junta, CO.  

​Bob moved to Lakewood, WA in 1943.  He went to grade school in Lakewood and graduated from Clover Park High School in 1960.  

​He lived at Lake Cle Elum and Ronald, WA  where he worked as a wrangler at a dud ranch and as a choker setter in the logging industry.  Bob moved to Springfield, OR in 1967, and worked in a sawmill for several years.  In 1975 Bob and family moved to Selah, WA where he worked in construction for numerous years.  He retired from Monson Fruit in 2014.  

​Bob joined the Washington National Guard in 1964 and was transferred to the Oregon Army Reserve in 1968.  He worked with disabled veterans.  He was honorably discharged in 1970.

​He enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting and fishing, especially with his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed spending time with his familly and going to the grandchildren's various sporting events. He loved both the Seahawks and the Mariners.  He also idolized John Wayne.  

​Bob leaves behand his son Rick (Rhonda) Beecroft, daughter Suki (Allen) Covell, five grandchildren: Ryan, Drew, Bo, Chloe, and Chad; a sister Lauradel Ross of Lacey; and numerous nieces andn nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  

​He is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Bill, and his nephew Justin Beecroft.

​Memories may be made to www.
Published: Yakima Herald - Jan. 16, 2018  (Somewhat shortened.)

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Karen Nelson (Adams)
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retired teacher Married 2 yes not yet??? Gig Harbor
 I actually did not graduate from CP but went to Navy Base and Hudloff Jr High. We lived in Lakewood then moved to France before I could start high school. The picture is from St. Albums Girl Scout camp in the 50's... some gals that are pictured are: Lynn Fotheringill, Judy Young, Louise Staats, Diane Peterson, Maryellen Swanson, Lisette Shaw....(I am in the white cap) Please look me up at the reunion to say hello!! Send Karen a MessageSend Karen a Message
David (Dave) Albertson
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Fire Commissioner Married 3 Yes 2 yes
Career: I worked 18 years at Bon Marche and left in 1981 as Vice President-Stores. Then worked 14 years at Lamont's Apparel as Vice President - Stores. The top Realtor at the Federal Way Prudential office for a dozen years, I semi-retired upon moving to Anderson Island and fully retired January 2012. I was recently elected Anderson Island Fire Commissioner. I also currently work very part time at the Riviera Pro shop and volunteer with Young Life and The Humane Society. Not many will know me as I came from Stadium Hi mid Junior year. Most of the guys I knew are MIA or passed on. Fred Eaton may remember me fondly for the scar on the back of his head. Every day is a gift and we try hard to enjoy them and appreciate them. Personal: Married 37 years to my second wife Theresa (Terry) She is beautiful and talented. Recently won Washington State Fair Grand Champion for knitting a whimsical chair. We have a dozen exotic birds and four little dogs that keep us hopping. We feed the deer and wild birds on our property as well. We love the island life and the island people. Nothing we ever expected to do but are grateful that we were led here. Two of my sons live in Tri-Cities and the third in Alabama. We have two grandkids. Don't get to see any of them nearly enough. This September I underwent open heart double bypass and am recovering nicely. Send David (Dave) a MessageSend David (Dave) a Message
Leslie Boyd (Baker)
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October 22, 1942 Interior Designer Divorced 2
Little did I know when I took my art classes from Mr Trosper and joined the Studio Skills program over at the CP Voc Tech School where my studies were going to take me. One might have thought Television would become my career but life has a way of taking left turns.
 I stayed in the Puget Sound Region to raise my family.  I have two Sons and three grownup Grandchildren.  My son Richard has just married for the first time at age 46 and he and his wife Sherry are expecting a baby girl this coming May.
I have enjoyed a lifetime career as an Interior Designer, specializing in high end residential design.  I put my business The Baker Design Group on hold this year and joined the staff of Bassett Furniture in Seattle. 
When time permits I enjoy a round of golf and cooking a gourmet dinner.  Gardening has become a hobby.  Dancing lessons are on my want to do someday list.  It took me over a year to recover from my hip injuries incurred during the 45th reunion celebration at Oakbrook, dancing like a fool...  Hey, I went down in flames!!!  Now I'm looking forward to doing it all over again.
I was bummed when I went to CPHS to watch my Grandson play his drums in a music exhibition.  I went down the halls to visit our hard earned trophies only to learn they have been put in storage to make room for the younger generations.  That was the first time I actually felt old!!
I'm so looking forward to seeing old friends, perhaps for the last time, at this 50th Reunion.
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Bob Bish
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September 29, 1942 Retired University Professor Married
After serving on the faculties of UW, USC, the University of Maryland and the University of Victoria I retired in 1998.  Since then I spent 3 years training administrators and re-doing municipal budgets in Guyana and travelling in the Caribbean but now I confine professional work to being Academic Chair of the Tulo Center of Aboriginal Economics where we prepare university courses in administration and market-oriented economic development for Natives.

Throughout my career one teacher at Clover Parks has stood out in my memories:  Mr. Taylor
from Band and Orchestra.  Mr. Taylor taught me to mentally prepare for a performance, a skill that works for tests and speeches as well as for concerts.  His influence has been incredibly important for my career.

I married Nancy, my 1960's girl friend from Indiana University, in 2005 and divide my time among our three homes.  Nancy was bored being retired so she went back to work in West Virginia and that is a nice place for fall and spring.  Summers are at our condo in Port Townsend and winters are in Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur.  We also try to travel each spring. In 2008 we went to the Czech Republic to see Nancy's relatiives followed by a cruise from Nuremburg to Budapest.  Iin 2009 we travelled Australia.

See you at the reunion.

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Joyce McGinn (Bundy)
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November 19, 1942 Retired from a real paying job Married 2 Yes, from the real paying job. 5 No

50 years. Where has the time gone.

Married 48 years to my wonderful husband and friend.  After his tour with the US Air Force (Thule, Greenland), we moved back to his families home ranch in Northern California which we bought. 

Farmed and both worked outside the ranch for years until we purchased the local feed store.

Family came along with 2 sons. 
About that time husband entered the political arena and our lives changed.  Was an interesting, rewarding and enriched time of our lives.  Been there and done that and won't do it again.  Politics is a hard life for the family.

Have remained in a very small community of which we support and volunteer through many activities. Both are past Presidents of our local Kiwanis club and involved in promotion of our local youth.

In 1991 we went into raising catfish for commercial sale. We supply and haul live catfish to stock lakes in the Bay Area, where people pay to fish. That keeps us busy in addition to managing our small commercial cow/calf operation.  Probably work harder and make less than when working for a living, but we're our own boss and are proud of producing a product that is environmentally friendly.

With the cattle, I still get to have my horses and ride whenever.  We move our cattle from summer to winter range with an old fashion cattle drive. A daughter-in-law and I are the wranglers for our outfit and totally enjoy our time in the saddle together. We in turn help with her cattle operation.
Both sons live near, with the oldest also being in the catfish business. The younger son is a contractor and installs those big colorful playgrounds you see around.  The 2 older grandsons are getting big enough to help with fish harvest this summer which will be a big help.

Life has been good, but busy especially since we retired. Find that we're just too busy most days. Hoping to take more time to enjoy our 5th wheel trailer with the dogs and ride more. 

Hope to see you all in August and don't forget to wear your name badge.  It's been 30 years since I've gone to a reunion and I think a few of you have changed. 

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mary jo corliss (eldenburg)
March 05, 1942 math teacher Married 1
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Bob Faulk
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April 25, 1942 Lab Tech Olympia Brewery Married 3 yes 7 plus 1 great grandson no
   Married to same awesome lady for 47 years. Pretty amazing putting up with me all that time.. We still live here in Olympia where we raised our family. Have 2 boys and 1 girl, all married, good jobs, live close by, haven't wanted to move back home, that's a good thing. 7 grandchildern, 5 girls,2 boys and 1 great grandson.
      Worked for Olympia Brewing Company for 31 years. Retired 1995, couple part time jobs after that. Stay busy with 2 old Chevy's, garden, yard, small wood shop where I make a lot of saw dust. Favorite hobby is Salmon fishing, has become more of a challenge every year.
         Can't beleive it's been 50 years WOW.
                     See you in Aug...... 
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Jerry Fotheringill
March 07, 1942 Intelligence Analyst Married 1 Yes and No none no
I continue to reflect on my experiences at Clover Park and the subsequent fifty years.  Synopisis of my events since graduation in 1960:  Continued ice skating with my sister, Judianne, through 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria...Graduated from Colorado College in 1965...commissioned in U.S. Army in 1966 for three years active duty including 18 months service in Republic of Vietnam with 173rd Airborne Brigade and 5th Special Forces Group...began 29-year career as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency focused on political and military developments in the Soviet Union...married Beth Johnson from Cincinnati, Ohio in 1973...lived in Vienna, Austria with Beth for five years while serving on a U.S. Govenment delegation negotiating armament reductions with some fifty European nations...daughter Lisbeth born in Vienna in 1985...retired from the CIA in 2001...currently working for Northrop Grumman/TASC as an Intelligence Consultant on national security contracts at the CIA.

I don't quite know what to make of our pending 50th high school reunion but have happy memories of our days together at Clover Park, and am looking forward to being with many of my long-time friends.  See you at the reunion.   Jerry 
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Noll Anne Cunningham (Gayre)
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October 24, 1942 Attorney Married 1 mostly none yet, son is still young no
Graduated from Whitman College, worked awhile for the State of  California, and then went to Whittier College of Law in Los Angeles at the age of 30, which seemed practically elderly at the time.  I had a sole law practice in Los Angeles and then Bishop, California, for 33+ years, and I'm still licensed in CA, NY, and Washington DC.  For fun, I've been attending summer school at Oxford University, England, for the past 17 years. 

Many wonderful years hiking, skiing, and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada, White Mountains, and Death Valley, and we still return to Bishop every fall.

I live in Scotland with my husband Reinold, helping him run a small B&B in his large castle.  You're all welcome to visit, but do it soon as we're getting pretty tired...

I've always appreciated the excellent faculty at Clover Park, particularly Dorothy-Mae Getty, Irene Whitten, Lillian Gibson, Jerry Storvick, and Robert Peterson.  Love of language, thorough preparation, and open-mindedness were just a few of their valuable lessons.

See you all in a few weeks!

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Marsha Greek (Greek/McGhie)
November 14, 1941 retired Director Married 4 yes 6 in the Gold counntry of California
Year #50 has been a real eye opener. I've learned alot about the saying "You don't have anything if you don't have your health".
Other than having a bummer year with my health , everything is great.

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