WOW, where have the past 50 years gone!!!!! I’ve spent the past 46 years married to Kathy Williams, class of 1966. We have two grown children and three grandsons. Brian, Jeannie, Andrew, and Kyle live in Wray. Brian is a partner in a tax accounting firm, Jeannie is a registered nurse at the Wray Hospital, Andrew is a freshman at Wray High School, and Kyle is a seventh grader at Buchanan Middle School. Keri, Ethan, and Myles live in Johnstown. Keri is a manicurist and a stay at home mom, Ethan is journeyman plumber and a project foreman for US Engineering, and Myles is a sixth grader at Milliken Middle School. Keri was appointed to the RE-5J Board of Education in June (maybe she’s following in dad’s foot-steps.)
We spent the first five years of married life in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park where I worked as an electrician. In 1972 we moved to the farm at Johnstown and began farming. In 1985 we relocated to a farm 15 miles North of Wray and farmed about 2600 acres until 1995. In 1996 we liquidated the farming operation, and I went to work full time for Schaeffer Manufacturing, which I’m still doing today. Kathy works for USDA Rural Development in the business loan programs. In 2007 we bought a home in Wray and have been busy remodeling. We have both been involved in many community activities in Johnstown and Wray. I spent twenty of last fifty years serving on a board of education. I served eight years on the RE-5J Board of Education and twelve years on the Wray board – something everyone should try once.
We spend our spare time with our family and traveling with five other couples on motorcycle trips. In the past four years we have ridden over 22,000 miles and have seen a lot of beautiful country.
I would like to thank Carol and Jack and everyone else who has helped organized this event.