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Wednesday September 19, 2018


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Sunday Brunch Poem Read by Barbara Carlson Gage
Ithaca by Nina Alvarez Ithaca When you start on your journey to Ithaca, then pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge. Do not fear the Lestrygonians and the Cyclop . . .  Continued

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Edina Memorial Service (reflection by Barbara Roy, September 17, 2010) Several weeks ago, my five year old granddaughter woke up very early on the morning her family was to fly back to . . .  Continued


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Karen Peterson Broughton

We all need to thank Bob Benjamin and his committee for putting together a wonderful website for our class.

After graduation I attended the U of M majoring in Foods in Business. And my social life was centered around the Gamma Phi house. I also participated in various activities on campus. During my senior year General Mills offered me a position in their Betty Crocker department. In addition, the public relations department encouraged me to become involved with the Young Republicans. This led to involvement with several state races and Nixon's campaign. I observed and learned so much.

In 1967 I met and married Nancy Tanner's cousin from upstate New York. He was a graduate of Union College in Schnectady,New York and served 3 years in the Navy after graduating from OCS. I moved to Glens Falls and in the next few years we had two beautiful daughters.

In 1972 the family manufacturing business was sold giving us an opportunity to pursue a new direction. A warmer climate was at the top of the list. After much consideration and visits to other parts of the country, we decided that Phoenix was a place on the move. We explored numerous opportunities, including Hallmark Cards. In those years it was a company projected to expand exponentially and it wasn't a franchise.

In 1973 we made the move to Arizona and opened our first location. We grew the business all over the state. Retail was extremely exciting. In addition to the stores, we created two "kiosk" concepts for the regional malls.

While I was busy raising the girls, operating my end of the business and participating in community activities, Bob pursued many activities throughout our small community of Mesa. In the mid 80's he made a run for the state legislature. Not every spouse likes to campaign, but that trail was made for me. In 1986 he was elected to Arizona's House of Representatives. Along the path we met so many interesting people.

Retail was my passion. Serving on the buy committee for a catalog company servicing 800 stores was a career highlight. I also searched all the major gift shows for unique products. Merchandising ws paramount to our success. We were unique and our customers were loyal. After 34 years we retired.

Our children have blossomed into hard working young adults. College days and weddings are in the past. Now we are blessed to be Nana and Papa to four lively grandchildren, ages 6-11. We are an active part of their lives.

What can I say, "Life is Good"


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 Death  Carolyn Benis Ringhofer passed away on December 13
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 Death  Nancy Tanner Hodak passed December 5, 2014 (1942-2
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 Death  Joan E. Knutson Gustavson {1942-2013) Our best wi
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 Death  Warner, Patricia A. (Engquist) age 70. Beloved wif
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