Judy Hennings Butler

Profile Updated: June 27, 2010
(City) State or Country Corvallis, OR USA

July 2005

We have been back in Corvallis for 30 years now. All but 6 of the past 40 years have been spent in Corvallis. David is retired from OSU but still works full-time for a small start-up company. Our daughter Catherine is a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and wants to be an elementary school teacher.

The week of this reunion marks the end of my 28-year research career in selenium (a trace mineral) nutrition and biochemistry at OSU. It’s been a very interesting and rewarding field that has allowed me to travel to New Zealand and China, two fascinating areas of the world that, like the Pacific Northwest, are very low in selenium. In addition, I have been “lab mom” to well over 50 graduate, undergraduate and high school students. Now our lab is closing and I am losing my comfort zone. However, I look forward with anticipation and (not a little anxiety!) to the possibility of new adventures with another group at OSU that studies antioxidants and the aging process.

In our spare time we like to travel, go rockhounding, read and spend time with pets, friends and family. We are now part of the “older generation” as all of our parents have passed away. It makes us treasure the time we have with family and friends who are still with us. I also enjoy volunteering in the SMART one-on-one elementary reading program and Chefs in the Classroom, a hands-on cooking program supported by the local natural foods coop. I’m a “bionic” woman, having had two hip replacements, (and trying to delay as long as possible a third), all on the same side. I am hopeful that “third time’s the charm”, rather than “three strikes and you’re out”!

It has been such fun helping to plan this reunion! I love hearing from everybody, and have especially enjoyed collecting your “about me” entries. Our classmates have had, and continue to have, very interesting and rewarding lives, though many, including mine, are very different from the ones we thought that we would be leading when we were seniors at CHS. At the next reunion, we will have many more retirement adventures to share…!

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Enjoying time at the Bade Archaeological Museum at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Our oldest son is a graduate of PSR and an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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A donation in Joyce's name will be sent from the CHS Class of 65 Memorial Fund.


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The Class Memorial Fund sent a donation to the  West Virginia University Foundation, as Dan's family suggested (see above).  Yesterday we received a lovely handwritten thank you note from Gypsy M. Denzine, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education and Human Services:  " Class of 1965, We are grateful for your recent gift in memory of Dr. Daniel E. Hursh.  The College of Eduation  and Human Services appreciates your support of Dr. Hursh's 'Competent Learner's Fund'.  What a beautiful way to honor Dan.  Thank you!"

A number of other classmates asked about honoring Dan, and this can be done as personal donations to the fund using the information above in Meg's note. 

We plan to honor each classmate who passes away with a similar donation from the Memorial Fund to a charity of their family's choice.  Please help us by sharing news of deceased classmates via the website.  Corvallishsreunion65@gmail.com.  Our classmates have already been quite generous in their donations but future donations to the Memorial Fund are always welcomed (see "Contact us").  With grateful thanks from your class Treasurers. 

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Thanks so much for your openness and sharing, Rose. You can never tell, but your comments may make such a big difference in so many people's lives. Can't wait to see you and all our other young-at-heart classmates in just a few days!

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Jul 24, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The CHS Class of 65 will be making a donation to the WVU fund created in Dan's name.  Thank you so much to all of you who have donated to the newly created Memorial Fund to allow us to honor our classmates. Dan was, himself, one of the first enthusiastic donors to the Memorial Fund.  He was a dear and supportive friend to so many of us.

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Wonderful portraits from around the world! Thanks for sharing.

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At the 40th reunion