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I am heartbroken to share the news that Frank Inslee died peacefully in his sleep on 1-23-2024. Gone way too soon and will be missed by so many. I don't have any information yet about a service or Celebration of Life. Please check back. Our condolences to his wife Carla Eskes Inslee, childen, grandchilden, extended family and the many students who still stayed in touch with Frank. He positively impacted so many people. We will never forget you, Frankie. broken heartbroken heartbroken heart






Reminder that Gary Larsen's Celebration of Life is this Saturday, April 1st:

  • Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020
  • Schedule:
    • Celebration begins at 1PM with beverages 
    • Catered appetizers begin at 1:30PM
    • Open mike for sharing at 2PM and it will be open as long as needed 
    • Derrick stressed that attendees don't need to stay the entire time - be comfortable
  • Wear your Cougs gear/dress casual 
  • Feel free to bring photos, stories and more
  • Please RSVP to Derrick so they have the right amount of food/beverages:


Derrik is strongly requesting everyone RSVP so that they have the right amount of food and beverage. For anyone not on social media, they can email him at



Gary's Celebration of Life. RSVP on Derrik Larsen's Facebook page.

Derrik is strongly requesting everyone RSVP so that they have the right amount of food and beverage. For anyone not on social media, they can email him at




Thanks to Brian Styke for sending this to me:

Apple Cup Memories: The magic ended with a Sack Dance (


The Ingraham HS class of 1971 has lost another "Legend".  Our very own Gary Stanley Larsen suddenly passed away on January 17th 2023 from cancer.  Throughout his high school football career, he was one of the most feared linebackers in the State.  Whether dominating every other Metro team he played against or sporting a pair of US flag pants for Senior skip day @Blue Ridge Beach, he was larger than life. He went on to lead WSU Cougar teams in the early 70's, where he was responsible for the still infamous sack dance over Sonny Sixkiller and his inclusion to the All-Apple Cup team. He continued to be larger than life. So glad to have had him attend our 50th reunion this past September.  RIP GSL

Celebration of life event information to follow.


1) Happy Holidays! Good news! 

Nancy Dunbar, our photographer, brought over her laptop. She ran into the same issues that I did with uploading the Whitman Jr High photos. She resized, fussed, we lit some candles, said some prayers and the photos finally uplaoded. Yeah! Thank you for your patience. 

2) We have a few extra lanyards if anyone would like an extra. 

3) We consider tagging complete. If we missed someone, please alert us at

4) We have classmates interested in restarting the lunches. Is there someone interested in owning the co-ordination?




The big day is here!


We have removed the ticket purchase function from the website. All tickets for the Reunion have been sold! See you on Saturday! 


All tickets for the Reunion have been sold.

It is going to be a great event! 

A FAQ letting you know what to expect has been sent to all ticket holders via email. If you did not receive it, please contact

Thanks for your participation! 


Frank Inslee has organized a golf tournament for Friday, August 26th. To participate:

  • Call Joe Korn at the Nile
  • 425-776-5154X512
  • $29 or $45 with cart
  • Schedule on or after August 19th with Joe
  • Tournament starts at 10AM or after
  • Contact Frank at 360-223-0749 for additional information



All tickets for the Reunion have been sold.

It is going to be a great event! 

A FAQ letting you know what to expect will be going out to all ticket holders next week. 
Thanks for your participation! 



The beat goes on, the beat goes on

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

Charleston was once the rage, uh huh
History has turned the page, uh huh
The miniskirt's the current thing, uh huh
Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh

We had some really fancy-ass, fun words to send out to you this week. 

There were three classmates we discovered over the last week that passed away.

Our high school experience and your earlier school experience, these people are your tribe, it is a part of who we all are today. You may have experienced crap and cliques in school, at the 50th, it is gone. 

Come and celebrate your aliveness with the people you grew up with ...will you have another opportunity to get together and remember with them again?

The beat goes on and on and on...

We have heard that a couple of classmates may need a few more days ... we need to turn in our catering count. Please purchase your tickets no later than August 9th. 

To purchase your tickets:

  • Via credit card on the class website -
  • First tab on the left on the website "50th Reunion - Purchase Tickets"
  • You can send a check to Anne Proffitt, payable to "Ingraham Class of 1971". Mail to 1900 Shore Avenue, Freeland, WA 98249

(We have tried to deselect everyone who is attending or RSVP'd "NO"so that you don't receive these communications. It is a manual process. If we accidentally included you, our apologies.) 


Your Reunion Core Team: 

Brenda Brown

Sue Bushnell Lidston

Dan Hanson

Anne Hoffman Proffitt

Randy Hughes


Contact Us:



Classmates no longer with us: 

Class of 1971

Class of 1972



Bill Bjorklund 

Steven Allison  

Shellie Boucher (Boucher Hermans) 

Annetta Bartlow (Eliasen)  

John Budlong 

Christopher Bayer  

Ernie Buff 

Ruth Berven

Steve Burdick 

June Blomgren  

Brad Carlquist 

Susan Bornemeier (Cook)

(Joseph) Todd Chesley 

Lynna Cowan

Jack Davis 

Kenneth Eacrett 

Nicholas Dobrinen 

Diane Graham  

Pamela Ericksen (Bartlett) 

Jeff Gustafson  

Don Fletcher 

Ridge Hinkley  

Bob Goedecke

Mike Hooper  

Terry Gould 

Leonard Hopkins

Dave Gross 

Bruce Johnson  

Jeff Halverson 

Scott Keefer  

(Gilbert) Jack Hamilton 

Irv Leask  

Richard Healey 

John Malcomson

Randy Heiner 

Patricia Mankis  

Jerry Hubbard 

Barry Martin  

Tom Ingram 

Mark McLaughlin  

Andrea Jaeger 

Robert Metcalfe

William Jarman 

Debbie Nordahl (Ljunghammar)  

Bryan Johnson 

Carolyn O'Brien  

Judy Kinnunen 

Gilbert Pena  

Megann Knapp 

Mark Pollom  

Debbie Lay (Landis) 

Bruce Pratt  

Dennis Lindsay 

Daniel Proffitt  

Randy Mantyla 

Greg Reynolds  

Larry Mattei 

John Schmilski  

Ed McCauley 

Rick Scriven  

Casey Milroy 

Ron Sheff

Pat Moline 

Marilyn Shellrude (Christman)

Robert Mottley 

Diane Smith (Berg)  

Cyndi Nelson (Allen) 

Rick Spillum  

Lloyd Ness 

Wade Torsey  

Marcia Nolan 

Pat Urness

Gloria Nordsven (Keniston) 

Peter Vindedal  

Cindy O'Neal (Sundberg) 

Wes Walloch  

Shannon O'Toole 

Gerald Wesley  

Debbie Randall 

Wynn Wright  

Ingrid Rasmussen 


Jeff Rasmussen 


Mike Reynolds


Daniel Roussin 


Stephen Sawyer 


Richard Scarvie 


Sharon Schmitt 


Mark Smith 


Larry Southerland 


Paul Stephenson 


Robert Troeppl 


Rick Waddington 


























































































Joint Committees:

  • Co-Chairs – Anne Hoffman Proffitt and Terry Van Nostrand 
  • Covid Commissioner – ’71 – Dan Hanson
  • Communication and Marketing – ’71 Randy Hughes and ’72 James Hayden
  • Banking – ’71 Brenda Brown (Anne Back-up) and ’72 Terry Van Nostrand
  • Banquet – ’71 Sue Bushnell Lidston/Brenda Brown and ’72 Laurie McGuire
  • Greeter – ’71 Sue Bushnell Lidston/Brenda Brown (Anne Hoffman Proffitt will supply nametags) and ’72 Betsy Kruse (John Olsen will supply nametags)
  • Hotels – ’71 Dan Hanson and ’72 Terry Van Nostrand
  • Photos – ’71 Susan Bass Chesterfield/'71 Debbie Dickhaut-Moline/'71 Anne Proffitt
  • Memorabilia – ’71 Sue Bushnell Lidston
  • Cheerleaders – ’72 James Hayden
  • Web – ’71 Anne Proffitt and ‘72 Mike Pringle
  • Lanyard – ’71 Anne Proffitt


  1. List of 1971 reunion attendees updated
  2. List of 1972 reunion attendees added in new Tab on left
  3. New Pandemic Tab added
  4. New "Reunion Attire" Tab added



Hello Rams! 

We need help in four areas:

  1. We need help finding classmates on the Lost List.
  2. We need people for the greeter table on August 27th.
  3. We need people for specific short-term committees. It will be fun! 

Thank you! 

Please reach out to Anne at either or 206-849-2777.



Purchase Your Tickets By August 1st 

46 days to go before our Reunion ....BUT ONLY 15 DAYS UNTIL AUGUST 1ST ....and registration is closing soon....

NO HARM NO FOUL....but, we're in the fourth quarter (or third period?) and YOUR 50th Reunion game clock is winding down. Get out of the PENALTY BOX!! 

Get your 50th Reunion tickets NOW's not too late. Only 15 DAYS until August 1st  and 46 days until the reunion. 


-69 of of our '71 classmates, and 86 of our '72 classmates, are out of the Penalty Box. 

-Check the website to see who else is attending. 

-Reunion attire? Wear what makes you *happy*.

-The Kraken facilty is a NON-CASH facility.

-Parking is free.


Purchase your tickets:

  • via credit card on the class website:
  • first tab on the left on the website "50th Reunion"
  • you can send a check to Anne Proffitt, payable to 'Ingraham Class of 1971". Mail to 1900 Shore Ave, Freeland, WA, 98249


(We have tried to deselect everyone who is attending or RSVP "No" so that you don't receive these communications. It is a very manual process. If we accidentally included you, our apologies.)


Your Reunion Core Team

Brenda Brown

Sue Bushnell Lidston

Dan Hanson

Anne Hoffman Proffitt

Randy Hughes


Contact us:



Celebration of our lives - Ingraham 50-year High School Reunion

How Seattle and the World changed:

  • The town where we grew up changed from a Boeing, fishing, and logging town to a world class city.
  • Since high school Seattle has become a true urban city—our city has changed music, transportation, medical/life science, the way we communicate and the way we transact. Seattle has changed the world. Yay-Seattle!
  • We grew up in an amazing place and it was a unique time at Ingraham.


What else has changed:

We interact differently:

  • Computers
  • Mobile phones - who has a rotary dial, landline phone?
  • Hey, where are all the station wagons?
  • Glad I held on to my record albums.
  • And my answering and fax machines-where are they?
  • Will someone write a letter? Texting?
  • Where is the milkman?
  • Selfies.
  • Life expectancy is almost ten years more than when we graduated from high school.


What will change in the next ten years?

More …..

  • Flying Cars
  • 3D Printing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial reality
  • Robots doing work for us
  • Genomics extending our life spans


What will not change; 30+% of classmates here today will not be at the 60th High School class reunion

Why wait - let’s celebrate?!

Quotes from NY Times,,, BestLife


Purchase your ticket now. First tab on the left above. "50th Reunion"



50… (it’s a BIG number)

“The biggest regret of people not attending the 50th high school reunion…is not making it to the reunion:

Great to see more classmates signing up for our opportunity to reconnect.
-The Stones' song “Time is on my side” ……. did apply a while ago
Can you remember when not so long ago?
A cassette recorder was $29.50
Honor Society
Datsun 1200 sports coupe - $1,866.50
Clockwork Orange
Rod Stewart & “Maggie Mae”
PEP Club
Mary Tyler Moore Show
Stones “Brown Sugar”
The Partridge Family
Senior activities
Tony Orlando & Dawn “Knock 50 Times”
*We would like to call out the TOP 50 (plus one laugh) ‘71 classmates currently signed up to attend our 50th:

John Axelson

Susan (Bass) and Bruce Chesterfield

Ron Bird

Barbara (Bowman) and Denny Bock

Randy Brockway

Brenda Brown

Charlie and Peggy Busteed

Craig and Rosalie Daly

Steve Day

Doug Elwell and Kristen Vittone-Elwell

Jo Ann (Ernst) Eaton

Barb (Franck) and Carl Grimes

Cindy Gyger, Carol Gyger, Bruce Brown

Steve and Jaci Hancock

Dan Hanson and Barb (Jones) Hanson

Ron Herzog

Anne (Hoffman) Proffitt

Ivar Husa

Brad Johnson

Rick Johnson

Arnie Kvarnberg

Gary Larsen

Molly (May) and Craig Carroll

Diana (McPhee) and Jim Wanichek

Kristi (Merrill) Anderton

Rodger Morris

Siri Nelson

Dawn Petrich

Don Samuelsen

Dave Saporta

Wayne Slusher

Eric Solem

Darlene Syvertsen

Steve Thompson

Byron Trafton

Rory Tuttle

John Wilson and Lee Keller

Rob Youngs


-Don’t regret your opportunity to reconnect

Purchase your ticket now. First tab on the left above. "50th Reunion"




It’s been 50 years or so gone by (18,250 days) but only 119 days left to reconnect with your classmates.  If you have decided to go to this event, why not just go and sign up so we can have a handle on how many are coming?  Please get signed up…JUST DO IT!

*Anyone who buys a ticket prior to June 1st will be entered in a raffle drawing of some “too cool for school” swag.  Time is running out for this way swell bonus opportunity.

Reconnect with your classmates and reminisce about:

Fun times at Blue Ridge Beach

Gary Larsen’s flag pants at the Senior Sneak

Golden Gardens drag races

Top movies – Shaft & Dirty Harry

Top musicians – ABBA & Mungo Jerry

Art’s, Gov Mart, White Front….Dick Balsh

All you can eat @Pizza Haven on Wednesdays

What was your draft #?

Senior Hall


Lots of effort goes into putting a once in 50 years event like this on.  Please make an effort to commit by signing up for tickets on your class website ASAP.

Thanking you in advance,

Your reunion TEAM



We're looking for a photographer to capture special classmate moments at the 50th Reunion. Interested? We would be happy to comp your ticket. Please reach out to Anne at 206-849-2777. Thanks! 



“Do you remember when…..not so long ago…. we were hanging out at Herfy’s or Carkeek Park or Dick’s or Blue Ridge Beach or Farrell’s or Golden Gardens or the Goat Farm?

“We’re not as good as we once were –

But we’re as good once as we ever were”

Ingraham High School Classes of 1971 & 1972 Invite you To Be PRESENT @ our combined 50th Reunion:

WHEN:              Saturday August 27, 2022   5-10PM

WHERE:            Seattle Kraken Facilities - Northgate Mall

                          10601 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 

                           32 Bar & Grill - Kraken Community Iceplex

COST:                $95.00 per person - Buffet dinner included/No Host Bar

DIRECTIONS:   Getting Here - Kraken Community Iceplex

We are excited to finally have this BIG event nailed down. Now, we need you to ALL please go to your specific class website and sign up/register for this special function. We want to see as many classmates at this event as an Ingy PEP assembly……


This website for the Class of 1971

Ingraham High School Class Of 1972, Seattle, WA (


Many Hotel options are documented for you. Please see link on the left.



-Inflation was 4.3%

-New Dodge Charger = $3,579

-Gallon of gas = 40 cents

-Top  Movies -  Fidler on the Roof & Shaft

-Top Tunes were “Brown Sugar” & “First time I Ever Saw Your Face”

-The Space Shuttle program begins


Stay tuned,

Your 50th Reunion TEAM



Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Grammy-winning Seattle rapper Macklemore have joined the Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena as minority investors.

The team did not disclose the amount of the investments, though minority stakeholder shares typically have been for $5 million. Those stakes also include ownership shares in arena revenues. 

“I’ve been a part of a lot of things, but this is something I never would have imagined — as a young hyena I always dreamed of playing on a professional team but owning one is something special,” Lynch said in a team statement. “As I look back on some of my accomplishments — I retired before I was 30 and now being an owner of a professional club at the age of 35 — I’m gonna continue to count my blessings … being a part of the Seattle Kraken is something big for me it gives me another chance to get a ring after helping bring the first NFL one to the city.”

Macklemore said in the same statement: “I have so much love for our city. The Seattle teams that we root for bring our community together and unify the people. In many ways, our franchises defined my childhood to the present. We rep our teams like no other city.

“To witness the energy around the Kraken in our inaugural season blew me away. Selling out an entire first year in a brand-new arena already set the tone of the legacy that is being created. I’m just grateful to be a part of history. Grateful to usher in a new generation of sports fan and memories that will be made. I was a kid sneaking into the nosebleeds who made it to the owners’ suite. … and we just getting started.”

The duo joins an ownership group led by managing partner David Bonderman and his daughter, Samantha Holloway, who is chair of the team’s executive committee

Lynch will participate in the team’s “Hockey is for Everyone” campaign and help plan events focused on young people and community activism. Macklemore will work to produce music events that serve the community and engage with fans. He’ll also partner with the team for an annual Bogey Boys and Seattle Kraken Golf tournament. 

Bogey Boys is a golf and lifestyle clothing brand launched by the Seattle rapper last year. 

Geoff Baker: 206-464-8286 or; on Twitter: @GeoffBakerTimes. Geoff Baker covers hockey and is a sports enterprise and investigative reporter for The Seattle Times.


We have a new, private Facebook Ingraham 1971 page. Go to the Facebook page and request to be added; we will approve the request., or text 206-849-2777

1) 3-29-2022

First: We have added hotel information for out of town classmates. Please see link top left. 

Second: We have ticket price information coming soon! 


2) 2-26-2024

We have survey results and exciting news for you.

First: Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey. Again, we heard consistent feedback that classmates remained concerned about the pandemic and would prefer to push the reunion date out again until we can meet without masks so that we can really see who we are talking to and without social distancing so that we can hug. In addition, we heard new concerns and suggestions regarding the McMenamins venue.

Second: We have a new 50th reunion date. August 27, 2022. Based on what we are seeing occurring across the nation in regard to the pandemic, (never say never but ….), we think this will be the final date change.

Third: We have been approached by the Class of 1972 to combine reunions. We have had rigorous discussions among and between both teams, concluding that this is a great opportunity for both classes. Many of us have friends, as well as spouses, in both classes.

Fourth: As part of that decision, we have moved away from our McMenamins venue and will be holding our event with the ‘72s at the brand new Kraken restaurant, #32, at Northgate. Both classes have spent time at the restaurant and Kraken practice facility, sampled the food and watched the Kraken practice. Everyone – both of our Ingraham reunion teams as well as #32 management - is excited that we will be the first to hold a class reunion there – especially since we’re Ingraham and these are our old stomping grounds. Arranging nearby hotel options is underway.


More to follow soon as we firm up the details! Stay tuned!



Your Reunion Core Team,

Brenda Brown

Sue Bushnell Lidston

Dan Hanson

Anne Hoffman Proffitt

Randy Hughes


Contact us:



3) 9-20-2021

The "Lost List" has been updated as of 8-29-2021. Please look at the list under "We're Out of Touch" - link is located on the left navigation pane.