Thursday, July 21, 2016

Melody Owens Buffham

I probably know Stan and Melody Owens Buffham better than most people.  I see them every few months.  Here's what I can tell you.  After living most of their lives in California, Stan as a self-employed mold maker (fancier term but I can't remember) and Melody as a medical provider of wheelchairs, etc also self-employed; parents of two boys and two girls; foster parents to at least two Indian Placement students who they are still in touch with; they moved to Nampa, Idaho.  Three of their four children moved to that part of Idaho about five years before Stan and Melody were able to make the move. 

Stan and Melody remain stalwart in the church and are such sweet, dear people.  They have had many health struggles the past 10 years or so and at this time are not able to travel very far.  They still maintain a nice home in Nampa which is big enough for family parties which they, of course, love.  They really enjoy their cute grandkids, too.  Not sure how many they have.

Melody had a second knee replacement yesterday and just before she went in for it she emailed a nice picture of Stan and herself.  I will attempt to attach it for you.

I hope this helps.  I'm not able to be more specific, partly my memory since I never lived near them, and partly respect for their privacy.

Best wishes on this big task you've undertaken for the reunion

--Duane and Jane Riley Jacobs

Ray Kilgrow, Tina Wickman, Eileen Kilgrow, Deanna Jonkey, Margie Weatherbee, Barbara Brown, Cheryl Finney, Melody Owens, Marsha Fretz, Sherry Cornwell, Dely Zayas, Darlene Smith and Sue Williams

Dely Zayas, Donna La Valley, Carolyn Baker, Sue Williams a girl from Elysian Park Ward, Cheryl Finney, Jane Riley, Sherry Cornwell, Stephanie Bruske, Tina Wickman, Melody Owens, another girl from Elysian Park Ward, Jeannie Griffin, and Susan Peters.