L to R - Jim Majors, Jerry Callahan, Frank Walsh, Anne LeMay, Barbara Hargis Meyers, Scott Bernitt, Kathy McCluskey, Mike Chandler, Katrina Wood Moore, Randy Novito. Sitting L to R - Gloria Padgett Jackson, Janelle Jackson, Donna Fincke Murr, Lisa Venables Sehlke, Kathy Abernethy Vincent, Kathy DuCharme, Claudia Levin, Dawn Woodward Pickens, Corinne Richards.

Holy Rosary reunion stirs many memories

Close to 40 classmates from the Holy Rosary Grade School 8th grade graduating class of 1973 gathered at Lincoln Park in West Seattle to renew old friendships and reminisce about the 8 years spent together so long ago. For some, it had been literally 41 years since that June graduation that some had seen each other, for others it had been hours since the West Seattle High School all class reunion.

It all started in February of this year, when Anne LeMay (now living in Arizona) suggested a reunion. Randy Novito created a Facebook page – Holy Rosary 8th Grade Class of ’73 - and Katrina (Wood) Moore and Kathy (Abernethy) Vincent got the ball rolling by contacting Donna (Fincke) Murr, Barbara (Hargis) Meyers and Gloria (Padgett) Jackson through Facebook thus creating the HR Class of ’73 Reunion Committee. Claudia Levin later joined the group.

The reunion planning committee spent the first meeting getting reacquainted with each other, conjuring up memories of teachers, Girl Scout meetings, Marion Award, birthday parties and grade school crushes.
The hard part was finding classmates. Between Facebook, Holy Rosary school records, Google and the good old White Pages, the committee began the search. Kathy was able to name virtually all of our classmates by looking at the class pictures from grades 1 - 8. Thanks to Katrina, who must have been a detective in a past life, almost every classmate was sent some sort of communication. The committee even put a note on someone’s door hoping it was the correct Susan Thomas (- it was!)

The hours flew by on June 7th as classmates visited at the beach at Lincoln Park and told life stories. Old friendships were rekindled and well wishes abounded. These memories added another layer to the fond memories of childhood days at Holy Rosary grade school.

Please send your contact information to: HolyRosary73@gmail.com. We would also appreciate contact information of those not able to attend this year’s reunion.

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