May 27, 2017

Gilson Gymnasium

6:00 PM

Toastmaster: Margie Montague Gannon

Margie graduated from Ritzville High School in 1967.  She attended Yakima Valley College.  After that she got married and moved to San Diego and went to San Diego City College and then to San Diego State with a major in Sociology.  In 1974 Margie moved back home to Ritzville and as a single mom and received a scholarship to Big Bend College and received a nursing degree.  In 1976 she moved to Spokane where she worked in community mental health.  In 1979 she reconnected with a RHS classmate, Hugh Gannon, and they were married and she moved to St. Maries, Idaho.  She continued working in nursing until she was hired by Idaho State to work for Family and Children’s Services.  She attended finish up classes at the University of Idaho.  She retired from that position.

Margie spend 16 years on the St. Maries school board.  Fourteen of those years as chairman.  During that time, she was on the Idaho State School Board Executive Board and the Idaho High School Athletics Association.  She was able to attend the National School Board Conference in San Francisco and Chicago.  She remains on the Governor’s Education Task Force.  In 2016 she was elected to the St. Maries City Council where she serves on the Waste Water and Emergency Personnel Committee. 

She serves on the Hospice Board, The Community Action Partnership for North Idaho and Volunteer Clinic in Benewah County.  Margie and Hugh were foster parents for many years and won Foster Parents of the Year in 2001. Many of the children who lived with them still keep in touch and stop by.  Margie is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and serves as lay pastor at times.  Their family is involved in giving out a scholarship in St. Maries for graduates attending the University of Idaho.  She is a 4-H judge at their county fair and works with young people on the Ambassador program and government program as well as horse clinic. 

While retired, she continues to work some at the volunteer free clinic, doing reading groups at the library and substitute teaching.  She also volunteers at St. Anne’s in Spokane where her youngest grandson attends and also she continues her work with the City Council.

Margie and Hugh have three children, Dustin, Brent and Annie.  They have seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  They spend much of their time attending athletic events and other events and programs their grandchildren are involved in.  They are truly blessed by this.

Margie’s sister Barbara also graduated from Ritzville High School in 1972.    

Tickets $25.00

Available at 201 West Broadway, Ritzville

See the bottom of this page, or your class page for locations of your class reunion

The 60th graduation anniversary of the Class of 1957 will have its social reception at the Bronco Inn Social Room starting at 3:00 PM Saturday May 27, 2017 until the banquet starts and then after the banquet concludes.

The Class of 1977 (40 Year) will meet at the golf course at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for those who want to golf.  They will then meet at 4:00 p.m. at Craig and Marva Ulleland's until the banquet and then will return to the Ulleland's after the banquet.

The Class of 1987 (30 Year) will have a social time Friday night at Todd O’Brien’s from 6-8 and then go to the Eagles Hall the rest of the evening.  They will also be at the Eagles Hall Saturday evening starting 6:00 p.m.

The Class of 2002 (15 Year) will have an informal get together at the Pastime on Friday night at 7:30.

The Class of 1992 (25 Year): 

Friday evening May 26th: Gathering at the Pastime and then going to Larry Swift's shop.

Saturday May 27th: Gathering at Swift's for Brunch, Pre-Banquet - gathering at Swift's for appetizers, 6:00 going to banquet, after Banquet gathering at Swift's for music and dancing- All are welcome Ritzville Alumni and community members

Sunday May 28th -Family Fun Day - All are welcome to join the class of 1992 and their families.  Parents, past/current teachers & school staff and Ritzville Alumni.  All are welcome.  Bring a salad to share.

Monday May 29th - Fireman's Breakfast

Stop by Swift's to say goodbye on your way out of town.


The 35 year Class of 1982 will gathering at the home of Connie Miller Galbreath at 708 S Adams, Ritzville, beginning at 1:00 pm. It is a potluck and all (teachers, parents, other classes) are welcome to stop by throughout the day to say hello.

The Class of 1997 will be meeting at the Ritzville Golf Course on Saturday evening.

The Class of 1967 will be having an "Open House' at the Wheatgrower's Annex (109 E. First) from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday.  Forty of the 58 classmates plan to attend. The class will also be remembering the nine classmates who have passed away:  Jeff Koch, Jerry Kulm, Pat Bauer, Ron Janzen, Trudi Miller-Abell, Linda Jacky, David Braun,  Kathy Werth Katz and Terry Tufts.

After a picture session at 4:30pm at the Annex,  there will be over 60 classmates and spouses/significant others attending the Alumni Banquet.

Gail Buckley Jones, a former classmate, will also be at the Open House and attend the banquet.

Other class members will be involved in the Alumni Program:  Carl Eckhardt, and his cousin, Tom McLain, will be providing special music before and during the banquet. Margie Montague Gannon is the toastmistress, with Pat Reimers Wilson providing the Invocation.

The Class of 1967 will then gather again at the Annex after the banquet for more reminiscing, looking through various scrapbooks, photo albums and photo displays

Click on Program to read.

Click here for President Donna Koch's Banquet Speech.