Saxon Stories

September 12th, 2010 by Spencer

In this section you’ll find brief bios that fellow Saxons sent for the 40th reunion. They’re not in any specific order. You can browse or use the search function in the right sidebar. If you’d like to submit something to be included please use the contact form and your entry will be added.

Barb Schneider Banks

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

Hmm, past FOUR decades: PLU grad, teacher, ITS, 32 years as the wife of Capt. Allen Banks, USNRet, 2 kids, 20 homes (West Coast, East Coast, Germany, Japan, England (2X), now a beach girl on the beautiful Hood Canal in Seabeck WA with crab, shrimp, fish and oysters at my feet, new first-time grandmother (it’s a boy!), gardener, book lover and always an artist wannabe.

Alan Kuhnly

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

Working for the Salem Public School system, doing a little community theater, taking a few drawing classes, some agate collecting at the beach, a little dancing, reading, occasionally jogging, and sometimes while looking in the mirror,…. wondering why the face looking back at me looks more like my father than of myself. Ack!

Ed Whipple

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University (OH). Married to Cindy who is on the Spanish faculty. Son John is 23 and finishing school in outdoor leadership recreation.

Jocelyn Knapp Willis

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

I am happily married and live in the Bethany area of NW Beaverton, Or. We have one fantastic son, who is married as well, but no grandkids yet.

I am a clinical manger for a solo practice ENT doc, and have been there for 34 years. I am very involved with the American Association of Medical Assistants and serve as a trustee on the national AAMA Board of Trustees.

Scott Aitken

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

Joined the US Marine Corps in 1976 and did 30 years. Retired in 2006 and remained in coastal North Carolina. Currently a defense consultant.

Carolyn McBee

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

I retired this July after 32 years of teaching. Over that time I’ve lived a summer with Athabascan Indians in Alaska, built houses in Mexico, taught two years in Okinawa as a missionary; and distributed humanitarian aid in Moldova. In the summers I camp, travel, read, and garden. When I turned 50, I walked the Portland Marathon. Life is good!

Spencer Beard

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

20+ years teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, K-5 PE in Seattle. 27 years with Sheila Hoffman enjoying life’s journey. More than 22,000 miles on our tandem bike everywhere from France to Hawaii. Check out our website at www.s2cycle.com. Volunteer annually at Camp UKANDU for cancer patients and sibs. Meditation, community, awareness are all important to me.

Kim Olson

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

Retired from telecommunications industry and having NO PROBLEM adjusting to life after work: staying up late, sleeping in, hanging out with my youngest niece, stopping and smelling the roses (they’re in my garden), afternoon movies, reading anything that ISN’T a technical or engineering manuel, and loving life everyday! Future: classes, travel….perhaps a husband? (one never knows …..stranger things have happened….).

Stephanie Neer Schoap

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

I have worked for Kaiser Permanente for 22 years and have been married to Mike Schoap for 32 years. We built and moved to a new house in 2004. We have two daughters, one is a concert musician and one is an Occupational therapist. I play tennis every week, and bicycle regularly. I sing in a choir as well as solo work. We have sailed in the San Juans, the south Sound and camp every summer at Waldo Lake. My favorite hobbies are gardening and photography.

Luanne Littleton Stoltz

September 13th, 2010 by Spencer

I taught math, science and was activity director at Aloha High School for 20 years. I am the mother to 3 fabulous children who are all launched successfully into families and careers of their own now. Since leaving teaching I have pursued several different business opportunities with varying success. I currently work part time at several different jobs: one teaching, one collecting delinquent loan accounts, one doing assoc. management for the railroads of Oregon.

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