JeffJefferson High School
Portland, Oregon

Class of 1958

50-Year Class Reunion

Was A Great Success

at: Red Lion on the River
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217

Off I-5 at the Jantzen Beach Exit

Golf Tournament at: Colwood Golf Course
73rd & Columbia Blvd., Portland, Oregon

Thursday Golf Tournament

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Colwood Golf Course, 73rd & Columbia Blvd.
1st start at 9:30 AM
Cost $58 includes greens fee, cart & lunch

Organized by: Richard Peterson
14208 NW 9th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685-1385
Phone: 360-576-5489

Contact Dick Peterson at

Class of '58 Links

Friday Reception & Saturday Dinner

Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuxedo Charley's - Red Lion on the River
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Attire: Casual
Saturday: August 16, 2008
Grand Ballroom -Red Lion Hotel on the River
6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Buffet, Music & Dancing

Attire: Dressy Casual

Classic Reunions Handled Both Events

The 50-Year Class Reunion of the Class of 1958 was handled by Classic Reunions.

Their web site lists 'everyone's name' and lists who is 'found' and who is 'lost.'

It also has an 'in memoriam' section.

The first mailing went out in October of 2007.

Reunion Invitations were sent out in late February and early March.
There was a discount for early registration, before July 15.

The Reunion Packages included the following options:

  • Friday Reception
  • Saturday Dinner
  • Class Memory Book
  • Class Group Photo

They found 380 of 429 living classmates and identified 52 who had passed away. Of the 380 they found, 106 attended, most with spouses.

The Friday nite cocktail reception cost $10 each and included $10 in coupons each good for drinks and appetizers. My wife and I got 4 sodas and 4 appetizer plates for $20. The music was soft piano music so it was easy to talk. It was a public cocktail lounge but it wasn't crowded.

The Saturday nite banquet had good food served buffet style. They had plenty of everything except deserts. They ran out of all of the deserts except an Orange Creamsicle Cake. The program was very short so most of the night was just the dinner and free time to wander around visiting people. The program listed who was there so it was easy to know who to look for. They had soft music, mostly oldies recordings from the 50's. Again it was easy to visit. It was a huge private banquet room so the sound level didn't get too loud.

I thought they did an excellent job. The essence of the reunion was being simple and friendly.

The committee for 2008 was: Judith Blair Walker, Judy Egleston Rogers, John (Mike) Hanselman, Bonnie Huget Hamilton, Roger Rollins, Sheila Smith, Donald Stepp

 If you know of a classmate who does not receive flyers or has moved please email committee members:

Sheila Smith at
or call her at 503-285-5054
or write her at 4721 N. Amherst Street, Portland, OR 97203-4776


Judith Walker Blair at
or call her at 503-690-2951
or write her at 15737 Claremont Dr., Portland, OR 97229-8706


Jefferson High School Class of 1958 Reunion official site
Jefferson High School official website
Jefferson High School Alumni site which lists Homecoming events and has Apparel.
Jefferson High School Centennial, May 29-30, 2009 site which is following planning for the centennial.
Portland Public School Reunion Calendar

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