In Memory

 

 

"Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this Earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had.
Life is so fragile;
EVERY DAY IS A GIFT . . ."

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This page lists the names of our deceased alumni and faculty. We have very limited information regarding the dates or circumstances of their passing as well as where their path took them after their years at SMNW HS and up until their passing.
If any of our information is incorrect or you have further info/material concerning these members; please notify us by clicking on lin
k below at bottom of webpage.
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We were saddened to learn of their passing; so this webpage was created so that we may pay tribute to their memory and so they will not be forgotten.
You may also post your memory of these classmates and faculty members on their In Memory page. Click on their name below and then click the "Post Response" button. Please be honorable to their memory in your posts.
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"To live in hearts we leave behind,
Is not to die."

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When we graduated in 1971
Life lay before us,
There was so much to do.
The world was ours to conquer and explore
When we left Shawnee Mission Northwest's door.


 

There were jobs to be found
Further education to be had,
And someday becoming Moms and Dads.
Some chose to travel many miles away
For others, this was the place to stay.


 

Some may have accomplished
Most of the things they had planned
And think life has been just grand.
While in other lives
Many changes had to be made,
We had to make lots of adjustments
Along life’s way.


 

But no matter what
As we gather once more,
I’m sure we’re glad
We’ve made it this far.
As we renew old acquaintances
And talk about the things we used to do,
We will learn we are short a few.


 

Some have departed this life along the way
And are absent from our gathering today.
Now as their names are read
Some will remember things
That they did or said.
Faces will become vivid once more
Though they haven’t come thru the door.


 

So let us live our lives
Mindful of the things we say and do,
For the next one missing
Might be me or you.


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Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo


 
CLASSMATES

2015
Richard Granger  

2013
James Henley  
Ronald Russell  

2012
Karen Burke (Lain)  
Dale Hansen  
David Johnson  
Ricky Lawson  

2011
Linda Helmke  

2010
Cindy Huyett  
Sherry VanDeBerghe  

2009
Michael Linville  

2005
Mark Stevermer  

2003
Roger Talley  

2001
William Byers  

2000
Stephen Scott  

1999
Debra Hopkins (Bees)  

1997
Dennis Daschke  
Catherine Gatton  

1991
Donald Gamblin  

1975
William Caenen  

1971
Terry Doris  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Kyle Bond  
Douglas Bowman  
 
GUESTS

2016
William Vick  
Roxy Yowell  

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.