3/31/2009 New www.adamscityhighschool.com website
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1/31/2007 WHERE IS YOUR PICTURE?
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1/23/2006 How many graduated in 1962?
Did you know 246 graduated in 1962? There were 133 boys and 113 girls. You may have noticed the counter of found, missing, and deceased exceed 246. We are the CLASS OF 1962 AND FRIENDS.
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Born Nancy Jeanne Barraugh in Ancon, Panama, in 1944. Raised in Butte, MT, with three younger sisters until our mother died. Adopted by aunt and uncle Beverley and Harold Cottrell at age eleven. New siblings were Ted (ACHS 1963), Brian, Jill, Dan, and Tom. Lived in Helena, MT, Billings, MT, and Adams City, CO. Attended Univ. of Denver. Married Lynn Smith Fortner (ACHS 1961) in 1963, who was in the US Navy at the time. He went to submarine school and became a Fire Control Technician (workig with the computers that controlled the firing of nuclear missles). Lived in Virginia Beach, VA, New London, CT, North Franklin, CT, and Groton, CT. Graduated from Univ. Of Conn in 1968. Taught high school English at New London High School. When Lynn got out of the Navy, we moved to Boulder, CO, where he completed his BA. I taught English at Loveland Junior High. First daughter Susan Jeanne born in 1972. Lynn started working for Chevron Corp and we moved to Denver. Bought first house in Aurora, CO. Second Daughter Sarah Jane born in 1974. Moved to Benicia, CA in 1977. Third daughter Rebecca Joan born in 1978. Worked in various organizations such as La Leche League, Toastmistresses, Girl Scouts, The American Association of University Women, and volunteered in our children's school. Was a LLL leader for many years, and president of my AAUW branch. Went back to college to earn an associate dergree in art. Lynn's job brought us to Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England for two years (1989-1991). Returned to Benicia. Briefly taught English as a Second Language and attended ESL classes at U.C. Berkeley. Started Sign Express, our computerized sign store, in 1995. Turned business over to Lynn when he took early retirement from Chevron. Moved to active adult community of Trilogy in Rio Vista, CA in 2004. Moved our sign store into a better facility and I am now working there part time. We have three grandchildren, Will Henry Ibarra (1999), Max Robert Ibarra (2000), and Laurel Joy Slate (2005). My interests are reading (member of a book group), caring for our two rat terriers, making jewelry, working with my computer, getting together with family, socializing with people in our comunity (Member of New Connections club), and teaching online classes for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I am a member of Mensa, the American Chronic Pain Association, The Central Valley Rat Terrier Club, and the International Wizard of Oz Club. I write occasional articles for various Internet sites.
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