1967–Fall ’18 Class Letter


Kathryn “Kathy” Santimays Dunn

(704) 633-8999 / [email protected]


“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” -Edith Wharton


Dear Class of 1967,


As I write, the class of 1968 is preparing for their initiation into the Golden R Club. What great memories they will make! Though they will be hard pressed to surpass our fantastic weekend! Only four years to our 55th!


Many of us are feeding our “insatiable intellectual curiosity” by traveling.


DAVE LEIFHEIT ’67 and wife, NANCY OLIVER LEIFHEIT ’69, of Elmhurst, Illinois, write, “Most of our traveling this year was in the US. We spent time in Seattle with our kids and grandson, in Nashville for a family wedding, in Charlotte, North Carolina for another family wedding, and in Wisconsin at our cabin. To top it off we went to Costa Rica in January and enjoyed 94 degree weather before coming back to more than 8 inches of snow! The spring months were spent volunteering with AARP Tax Aide doing taxes for those who appreciate the help. At the family wedding in October, we were with all eight Oliver siblings in North Carolina, including my brother SCOTT OLIVER ’69! Such a fun reunion!”


JUDY WILKINSON NEIL ’68 and BILL NEIL ’67 visited SCOTT NYQUIST ’69 and his wife CYNTHIA SANBORN NYQUIST ‘69 in Naples, Florida in January. A couple of months ago Judy and Bill were in San Francisco and had lunch with NANCY WADLEY KEOUGH ’67 and Professor Phil Clarkson who taught at Ripon while we were there.


KATHLEEN KRANBUEHL KRAHNKE ’67 of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, writes, “Loving retirement on Hilton Head Island while keeping involved with kids through Backpack Buddies and The Boys and Girls Club.”


NANCY WADLEY KEOUGH ’67 was visiting a friend in Beaufort, South Carolina recently. I was in Hilton Head so we were able to get together for lunch in Harbor Town. After a short time back home, she and her husband are making a return trip to Ireland and adding Scotland.


Greg and I will have had an amazing two weeks in San Francisco and Hawaii with our youngest grandchild, Oliver, by the time you read this! We’ve taken his older brother, Zach, and sister, Hillary, in the past. I hope you are all feeling chipper and enjoying the gift of each day!


A little aside about Ripon, the city: Smuckers is made there and the Farmer’s Almanac is published there. That’s your Jeopardy trivia for today!