North Salem Vikings of 1963 – 55th Reunion Homepage

North Salem High School Class of 1963

 55th Class Reunion

 September 14, 2018

 Invitation and Registration:

The North Salem class of 1963 is planning a very casual gathering in September. We want this to be a low-key atmosphere: no big plans, no memory book, no speeches, no formal picture, no school tour, no car show, nothing fancy. Just a good time to sit and visit with “old” friends and reminisce about the “good ole days”. Please send in your registration ASAP. You can find us on Facebook: look for North Salem High (Oregon) Class of 1963. Be sure to check our great website: This website is the only one dedicated to our reunion. There are other sites out there – but they are not connected to us. The only fees/monies that we will be requesting will be in this informational letter regarding the reunion itself.

Friday, September 14

• No-Host gathering at the Keizer Elks Club #2472 located at 4250 Cherry Ave NE Keizer – beginning at 5:00 p.m. Fee is $20.00 per person paid by September 1, 2018. At the door cost is $30.00 person.

• There will be heavy hors d’oeuves provided. You can order drinks at the bar at your expense. If you want to have dinner, that will be available in the restaurant at your own expense. We will have 60’s music playing so you can enjoy listening or dancing. Then at 8:00, the Elks will open the area for everyone to enjoy the live music and dancing.


Saturday, September 15 (Whatever your heart desires)

None of the following events are part of the North Salem High Reunion;  they are simply things you might choose to do on Saturday following the mini-reunion.

• Mt. Angel Oktoberfest

• Oregon Coast


• Portland Zoo

• Wineries in the area

• Riverfront Carousel

• Visiting with old neighbors

• Oregon Gardens – Silverton

• Deepwood Museum

• Portland Japanese Gardens

• International Rose test Gardens

• Washington Park & Zoo

• Silver Falls State Park

• Enchanted Forest

• Possibilities are endless

Current Emails and addresses:

The mailing funds are limited, and we are sure people have moved and/or changed their emails. There will be letters returned because of poor addresses. Some emails will die, and we won’t know which ones. Sooooo please help us locate and inform our NSHS 1963 classmates. If you know of any changes send Penny Barker Holstad an email or give her a call with the info. We want to include everyone! Hopefully we will have some $$$ left in the kitty when it comes time to think about the 60th Reunion. Holy Moly that sounds like a bunch of old people!

 Use your separate REGISTRATION FORM to fill in the information and remit your payment.

The following form is not printable yet.  There seems to be technical issues that go well beyond my abilities.  I’ll keep at it though.

North Salem High School Class of 1963

55th Reunion Registration Form

Alumni Name: First:_______________ Maiden:_______________ Last:________________________

Guest Name: First:__________________    Maiden:__________________  Last:____________________________



Home Phone:____________________                Cell Phone:___________________


Your registration must be received by September 1, 2018. There will be no refunds. (There is a $10 late registration fee. Making it $30.00 per person at the door.)

Make checks payable to: NSHS Class of 1963 and mail with the registration form:

Penny Barker Holstad                                                            Questions: 951-392-5382

1151 Gainsborough Court                                                      Email:

Beaumont, CA 92223

Please fill out the information below and return with your remittance as soon as possible.

Friday night at the Keizer Elks                            Number attending________________

$20.00 Per person by 9/1/18

(at the door $30.00)                                                   Total remittance: $__________________

Your reunion committee has streamlined this 55th Reunion in hopes of encouraging some who have not attended in the past to attend this time. We want a good turn-out. Remember we are getting older and may not be able to attend many more of our gatherings. Let’s kick up our heels and show each other how to rock and roll. Go Viks!

Casual clothing is recommended – remember red & black are always good!

 (The link below is giving me some problems.  We’ll keep working on it.)

Link to Registration Form



News of the passing of classmates has been received recently:

Roger M. Roth January 25, 2018

Gary Lynn Thorson January 15, 2018

David Steele Shuford December 22, 2017

James Stanley Bush  (Kerne)  September of 2017

Gary B. Read (Alkire) July 31, 2017

Kenneth Paul Jacobsen May 26, 2017

Michael Eugene Malone September 25, 2016

Thomas Reno Brantner June 22, 2016

Nanci Anne Anderegg Gogle April 9, 2016

Karyl Kay Luman February 13, 2016

Judy Gay Stone Stanley August 9, 2015

Lewis Franklin Skurlock Jr            2015

John Allen Anderson May 26, 2015

Brady Leonard Adams April 13, 2015

Leonard Robert Anderson April 10, 2015

Darlene Marie Holland Storm  February 4, 2015

Thomas Edward Kline November 18, 2014

Roger Allen Stelts  August 14, 2014

Wayne Edgar Willard Jr.  January 11, 2014

Vincent Harold Shults    April 26, 2013

Rose Marie Ethell     March 19, 2013

Harold Clay Lorenz     ?

A correction: the date of death for Jerry Gum May 25, 1988.

We are always saddened with such news and recall them from memory with fondness. They are missed.

This website will remain open until the next reunion. As we plan for the 55th mini-reunion, please be mindful several of the pages for the 50th reunion have now become obsolete, but will remain as place holders, in order to make it easier to revise them eventually. It seems much easier to edit them in place, rather than recreate them from scratch, as my skills are limited.

. . . . . . . . We have all changed after 50 years, but underneath it all, that same person we knew so long ago, even if ever so briefly in some instances, is still there. Those red and black threads still connect us.

Ongoing work is being done on our data base of addresses, phone numbers and emails. If anyone has made a change please contact Penny Holstad. You can find her mailing address, phone and email address on the Registration Form you may still have, or which is a link on the bottom of the Registration Instructions page on this website. Go to the menu above, hit Registration Instructions and Forms, then on the page it presents, go to the very bottom of it and hit the blue colored link for Registration Form, and on the form you will find her about half way down the page. Let her know so we can stay in touch over the years ahead.

If you have changes or new information concerning the In Memoriam page, you can let Penny know.

If you have changes or new information concerning the Missing Alumni page, you can let Penny know.

Again, check back here from time to time, as new information is being posted as it becomes available.

Thank you.

Last update: August 3, 2018


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