Susan de Meules

Profile Updated: April 17, 2018
(City) State or Country Arvada, CO USA
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Arvada CO May, 2013

The Last 48 years…

After CHS I attended the University of Oregon. Not knowing what I wanted to do with “the rest of my life” , I majored in Liberal Arts. I finally turned toward elementary education and after graduation left “home” for good. I got a job with Jefferson County Schools, which is the largest school district in Colorado, encompassing the western corridor of Denver, nudging the mountains. Along the way I got a Masters degree in Library Media and then did an off-campus Masters in “Computers in Education” from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts. So, I spent 10 years as an elementary school teacher and 20 years as a Library Information Specialist, a fancy word for a school librarian with computers. In 1999 I had the opportunity to retire with full retirement pay at age 52, so I jumped at the chance and haven’t ever looked back.

I have owned a home in the “burbs” for the past 27 years (of course at 60 a condo without a yard sounds pretty attractive but I don’t anticipate a move for the next several years). The house is on a small lake where I can walk and enjoy the fresh air. I try to stay fit, exercise and watch what I eat (but I’m not always successful as food temptations are everywhere, such as the new “Cheesecake Therapy” café here)

I socialize with friends frequently but travel quite a bit. My friends joke that I am never home. This is true. I take at least one large trip to Europe each spring and several small ones with various friends.

My European trips are with my closest friend of almost 45 years. We plan this trip and “do it on our own” which gives us many fun memories. When we recount our many misadventures we usually have a good laugh. But, we have never been in a fix that we couldn’t get out of (like getting locked in a church in Germany-the church was closed for the season and the door was only open for the repairman to fix a broken window. Tourists weren’t expected for another 2 months).

Especially memorable trips have included China, Norway and Sweden, Translyvania, Russia and Antarctica (and yes, we did see many penguins who always have the “right of way”). My ultimate goal is to visit my seventh continent, Australia. However, each trip is memorable in its own way.

My Mother passed away in 2011 at age 100. She was ready, we weren’t as her mind was still sharp and her humor entertained everyone. I still love Corvallis, where I can walk anywhere and enjoy the tranquility of the “town”. I try to visit a couple of times a year to see friends and family. So, in my heart, Corvallis is still HOME to me.

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Happy, Happy Birthday. Have a fun day. Sue

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It was a fun time. Laughed a lot. Sandy Withrow Whiting set it up and then couldn't come because of bad weather.

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October, 2016: Girls out to lunch at Pastini in Corvallis.
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Hope you had a great birthday.

Mar 31, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Have a very happy birthday.

Mar 29, 2016 at 3:56 PM

Have a wonderful birthday. Hope you are still enjoying your life in Sisters.

Sue

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Have a great birthday, Cheryl. Same birthday as my Mom's.

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Happy Birthday Sandy. Hope to see you soon. Have a great day.

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Happy Birthday, Cynthia. I can't get enough of your 2013 picture in Hawaii. Have a great day.

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On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 7:04 PM, John Wittmayer wrote:

My dear friend & your classmate Dan Hursh died today in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Dan Hursh, PhD was a Professor Emeritus & retired Chair of the Dept. of Learning Science & Human Development at West Virginia University.

Jul 27, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Really nice pictures. See you soon. Sue

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Dan Hursh was a special person. He was always the first to volunteer to help with class activities. He was looking forward to the reunion and seeing everyone. He will certainly be there in spirit.

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October, 2016: Girls out to lunch at Pastini in Corvallis.
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In Oregon, enjoying the outdoors
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At home in Colorado. Still an Oregon Duck fan.