Gretchen Holmes Deter

Profile Updated: September 18, 2015
Residing In: Scottsbluff, NE USA
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Children: Allyson Berggren, Tom Deter, Sharon Knickerbocker, Bob Deter, Keri Jo Lejeune

2000 Message: As I reread the "Information Sheet", I thought to myself--"How can I remember what happened 40 years ago!" Can you guys remember what happened 40 years ago???? Good luck! Well, anyway, this is what I can remember. I graduated from Colorado State College and Chadron State College with degrees in education and political science. I worked at Hiram Scott College, Scottsbluff High, and Gering Junior High for a total of 33 years. My-oh-my what a change in teaching and kids over 33 years. I got married; had one girl, Allyson; got a divorce; and then married my soul-mate, Chuck, and inherited 4 wonderful step-children and 5 grandchildren. We are both now retired and looking forward to lives of leisure including lots of golf. Maybe I'll think of more by the time I see you guys at the reunion this summer.

2005 Message: Hello again to all my classmates and their families. We are soon to approach the magic age of Medicare. What has happened to the years? My memories of you, my friends, are of eighteen year old graduates who are wrinkle free, having a full-head of hair. Please don't tell me that Rip Van Winkle hass visited you or that the color of your hair comes out of the bottle. My vision isn't what it once was so I won't be able to tell the difference anyway. What matters now is that you are all as healthy as I seem to be and your memories of our friendship are as wonderful as mine. "Thanks for the memories!" should be our Medicare motto if we could just remember it when we turn 65. Take car of yourselves! Gretchen

2010 Message: I taught school at Hiram Scott College, Scottsbluff Public Schools, and Gering Public Schools. I am retired now and am an active volunteer at the North Platte Valley Museum and I am a contributing writer for the Gering Citizen. I write a special section about pioneer history called "Curiosity Corner". I play bridge, golf, read, collect antiques and am active in several organizations. My husband, Chuck, is an avid golfe, reader and also enjoys playing bridge. We really enjoy retirement.

School Story:

I can remember one time that, while I was in the choir (that was a joke), I had to sit in the hall for an entire class period because I couldn't stop giggling( that probably doesn't surprise you). It was embarassing but not enough to quit being silly.

I can also remember Janet, Marilyn and I playing our flutes in the "Stars of Tomorrow Contest" and we all forgot our parts. Then the giggles started-AGAIN!!

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Oct 05, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Hi Mike: We missed you at the reunion. How are you doing?? I have moved and am starting to heal from the devastating loss of Chuck.

Oct 05, 2015 at 1:32 PM

I though our 55th reunion was the best ever. It was fun and yet very sensitive and emotional. I want to thank Terry and Hank for all of their hard work.

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May 11, 2015 at 7:10 PM

Posted on: May 11, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Happy Birthday to you Mike. I've been wondering how you have been doing? Things have been really hectic for me. Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of Chuck's death. Not looking forward to that. Hope you are getting along okay.

May 02, 2015 at 12:11 PM
May 01, 2015 at 7:58 PM

I also taught at Hiram Scott--how did I miss you? Also how are Bobby & cookie?

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May 01, 2015 at 11:42 AM

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Jan 22, 2015 at 5:28 PM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Dear Dennis and Linda: I am praying for you and ,Dennis, I hope that you will have God's love with you now and may he always watch over you. Take care of yourself. Gretchen

Jun 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I am so sad to report that my loving husband, Chuck, passed away on May 13, 2014.

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May 19, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Posted on: May 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Happy Birthday my Friend. Hope you are doing well.

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Apr 03, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 2:14 PM

You are going to have a birthday pretty soon. Hope you have a great one.

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