Here's Mrs. Diskin's class at Coe Primary School in 1952. It's a good image for the hundredth anniversary of the Coe Primary building, as we have at least one HHR reader in here:
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Wondering if there were two class of children this age. Why I ask is Richard Stenberg had a twin brother Ray that should have been in this photo if just one class room.
Some names sound familiar. Know that Steve Downing was married to Judy Towsend.
Arlen, how is Roger Sheldrake related to you?
Charlott on 5th May 2016 @ 7:05am
Must have been at least 2 classes, My sister graduated with this group. Kristi Jernstedt, Marilyn Fox & David Hull were a some of her friends. Kristi the daughter of Ken Jernstedt of WW2 fame & HR Mayor. Doug Runckel's Dad ran the Dee Mill at the time, Dave Hull's brother just retired as a Judge.
JIm Gray on 5th May 2016 @ 7:33am
Before I saw a single name, I saw the picture and said to myself, that looks like a Sheldrake to me.
Bill Seaton on 5th May 2016 @ 7:39am
Immediately identifiable as a 1950's era photo.
I wonder who sets the era styles for dress and haircuts.
Mrs. Diskin could be 1940's or 1950's era. Looks like a fun group of kids to teach.
L.E. on 5th May 2016 @ 7:52am
Neat picture Arthur. Roger is my younger brother who resides in Corvallis with his wife. Our parents and Roger moved to Corvallis in 1960 and he graduated from Corvallis High.....I was off protecting the world in Hawaii. Roger visits this site occasionally.
Arlen Sheldrake on 5th May 2016 @ 8:00am
Don't know who identified these students but they have all the boys and only four of the girls? I know that Steve and Kristie have since passed away..
Norma on 5th May 2016 @ 8:12am
Collections of class pictures usually either follow a teacher or a student. This one is from a collection which shows Mrs. Diskin's classes in the 1940s and 1950s. The IDs are all in the same hand, so I suspect Mrs. Diskin provided them herself. Since there are names missing I suspect they were done at a later date, possibly much later.
Arthur on 5th May 2016 @ 9:17am
Norma, teachers remember names of bad boys better than names of nice little girls.
Buzz on 5th May 2016 @ 9:38am
Dave Hull has passed also, I think. What a neat group of kids!
Judy on 5th May 2016 @ 3:55pm
Dave is still with us, lives on Tucker Road
JIm Gray on 5th May 2016 @ 6:17pm
Arlen or Roger, where is the Sheldrake family represented in the picture?
Kenn on 5th May 2016 @ 6:57pm
to the left and behind (back row) the boy with his finger in his mouth is Roger S.
Arlen Sheldrake on 5th May 2016 @ 7:19pm
What grades are these kids? Maybe 3rd..........
James Holloway on 5th May 2016 @ 10:41pm
Well I don,the what grade this picture is but I had her for first grade in 1961
Dan K on 6th May 2016 @ 4:36pm
Yes! There is a Sheldrake in that picture. I still have my solid oak chair that my parents John & Lois Sheldrake provided for me. Many good memmories of Hood River
Roger Sheldrake on 6th May 2016 @ 5:17pm
Roger believes this is his first grade picture.
Arlen Sheldrake on 7th May 2016 @ 4:42pm
This is first grade 1952-53. There were four classes o about 20 per. We were in the eastern most room o the newer, upper building. Rich and Ray Stenberg were always in separate rooms as per their parents' request. Oddly, Richard and I were in the same home room first through eighth grade. No one else was with us every year.
Carl Shinkle on 12th May 2016 @ 2:00am
One correction: Don Scheie (not Scheil) is someone I've been in contact with recently. He lives in Wasilla, Alaska, with wife Mary (she was from Odell and I think her maiden name was Martinson, though I've never met her). They have two daughters and five grandchildren near them. Mary owns and runs a toy store in Wasilla.
I'm not sure o any more names, but the first girl on the left front...I keep hearing the name Bonnie Oates in my mind. The girl next to her looks like Laurel Raycraft. I also keep hearing the name Janette Arnett in my mind's ear.
Carl Shinkle on 12th May 2016 @ 10:20am
Thanks, Carl, I made the correction to Don Scheie.
Arthur on 12th May 2016 @ 3:06pm
The first girl on the left in the front row is Patty Cantrell. The next girl looks a lot like me, but I did not have Mrs. Diskin. This is either 1st or 2nd grade because these two schools only went to grade two. If it was actually 1952 it had to be 1st grade because we were in first grade in '52-'53.
Laurel on 10th June 2016 @ 5:36pm
Does anyone have a picture of Mrs Dickens first grade class from 1957?
Jackie Cooper on 21st November 2017 @ 6:48pm
Pansy Desken was my first grade teacher in 1953. She retired the same year our class graduated from High School. A bunch of us went to visit her that day. We loved her!!!
Carol Jean Hawkins Solomon on 14th March 2018 @ 8:33am
Ms. Diskin was my First Grade teacher in 1948 at Coe Primary. Her Husband was the School Bus driver that picked us up on the East side route. He, Mr. Diskin, kicked me off the bus numerous times for misbehaving (fighting) when one or more of the boys would start picking on the girls or another smaller boy. The walk to school was a good penalty and it taught me that actions have consequences. It took a few times but I did finally come around. Ms. Diskin had initially an issue with the spelling of my name (Dwaine), she attempted to convince me that the correct spelling was "Duane" I ,of course, resisted strenuously and was "expelled" from her class. My Mom had to come and straighten the issue out before I was allowed back in class. Mr. & Ms. Diskin are fond memories.
Dwaine (Spike) Goodwin on 13th December 2019 @ 6:32pm
Which one is Doug Runckel? I babysat him and his brothers when they lived on Prospect and afterbthey moved to Montello.
Barbara Parsons on 14th January 2021 @ 11:07am