Neal Dennis Waidelich ~ Class of 1971

Neal Waidelich ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 6/14/19

It is with a very heavy heart that my family and I say good bye to my brother Neal Waidelich class of 1971.

He had the best time at the last 2 reunions. I want to thank his friends that shared his past memories in Thailand and created many new memories for him.  He had a big heart and would do anything for anyone.

Jutta Weber ~ Class of 1973

Jutta Weber ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 1972 ~ Car wreck coming home from Pattaya


I just wanted to let you know that I was her friend and think of her often, as well as the three people that perished with her. Had it not been for my sister Kendra I would have gone with her and Naldo and the brother and sister who died with her. There but for the grace of God go I. She is not forgotten even after 40 years.

Gareth W. Jackson, her friend

I asked Gareth if he knew the names of the three other people that died in the wreck.

Mike and Christine Anderson were their names I think, they were brother and sister. Naldo was Brazilian or Portuguese. He was cremated 2-3 days later in Bangkok at a buddhist temple. I stood with his mother and father as the pyre burned. I can still smell the incense, the sickly sweet flowers everywhere and the smoke.
Gareth W. Jackson

Tom Carson ~ Class of 1983




Tom Carson ~ Class of 1983

Departed ~ 1993 ~ Details unknown

Gone but not forgotten – Please add Tom Carson class of 1983 to the group. He attended ISB 73-75 (elementary school). He died in 1993. Trish Ethier

Mrs. Malulee Bunnag ~ Faculty

Mrs. Malulee Bunnag ~ Faculty

Departed ~ 7/8/1984 ~ Cancer

Mrs. Bunnag was  a tall, attractive, Englishwoman who spoke flawless Thai and was married to the art teacher.  I have a painting of his that he gave to my parents.  She was a very kind woman.  If you have any contact information on Mr. Bunnag or her family, I would like to send them my condolences.  I remember Mrs. Bunnag very fondly.  Patricia Camden


First of all, thank you all for the energy you give in keeping contact for former students. Memories make our life. Even if it is always sad to learn the departure of somebody who was part of your life.
Mrs Bunnag was a very elegant and strict lady. Actually, I was very impressed of her very paused way of talking and making things clear of understanding. I remember her watching in a friendly way, at lunch time, girl student’s wear. She would make her point subtly clear if fantasy clothing or make up was a little overboard. She had a special way of appearing somewhere without noticing her presence, which was her job to watch on us for our best.
Thank you Mrs Bunnag.
Caroline Danois-Maricq (ISB 77-80)

Mr. Gene Nelson ~ Faculty




Mr. Gene Nelson ~ Faculty

Departed ~ 5/30/2019

Just learned of the death on May 30, 2019 of Gene Nelson who taught Vocal Music at the International School Bangkok during the mid-1980s.

Here’s what I wrote to his wife, Dorie, who taught in the ISB Elementary School:

So very sorry to hear of Gene’s death, dear Dorie. He was a magnificent human being, bringing joy, laughter and the feeling of success and achievement through music and acting. Both Eleanor and I have been blessed to have worked with him as students at Fort Vancouver High School and then again as educational colleagues at the International School Bangkok.
Thank you for sharing him with us. Condolences to you and your entire family.

Milton Jones
Former Student
Former ISB Headmaster and Colleague