Peter Olsen ~ Class of 1979

Peter Olsen ~ Class of 1979

Departed ~ 1980

From: Allen Zim allenzim76 at yahoo dot com
Date: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:24 PM
Subject: GBNF Death of Wesley Olsen ISB Class of 1974
To: isbeings at gmail dot com

To The ISB Beings Network,   Wesley Olsen class of 74, died from organ(s) failures in 2012, we only learned of your organization, recently. His family left Bangkok in late 1971 – – Port Washington NY. His friends at ISB were Kurt Sigmund, Peter Schramm, Phoebe Bradley, Pam Curtis, Carl Penuel.

Younger brother Peter Olsen ( Mrs. Chances’ 4th grade )  class of 1979, he died in an accident – 1980

Wesley Olsen ~ Class of 1974

Wesley Olsen ~ Class of 1974

Departed – 2012
From: Allen Zim allenzim76 at yahoo dot com
Date: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 8:24 PM
Subject: GBNF Death of Wesley Olsen ISB Class of 1974
To: isbeings at gmail dot com

To The ISB Beings Network,   Wesley Olsen class of 74, died from organ(s) failures in 2012, we only learned of your organization, recently. His family left Bangkok in late 1971 – – Port Washington NY. His friends at ISB were Kurt Sigmund, Peter Schramm, Phoebe Bradley, Pam Curtis, Carl Penuel.

 

Younger brother Peter Olsen ( Mrs. Chances’ 4th grade )  class of 1979 – – he died in an accident – 1980

Flodene “Dene” Dewey Hill ~ Class of 1969

Dene Dewey ~ Class of 1969

Departed ~ 9/19/2013

Dene Dewey Hill, 62, of Round Hill, VA passed away peacefully on September 19, 2013.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Chris King; daughter Melissa (Robert) Simpson of Woodbridge, VA; son Kenny (Joanna) Hill Jr of Hamilton, VA; three cherished granddaughters, Caroline, Lilian, and Willa; and one very large and spoiled black lab, Mac. She is also survived by two siblings, Shelley Sutton of Virginia Beach, VA and Tom Dewey of San Antonio, TX and six nephews, and seven nieces.

Dene worked at Friends of Children Charity in Darien, CT, Wage Radio in Leesburg, VA, and Martin’s Herand in Sterling, VA. She attended the International School of Bangkok and enjoyed being a member of the ISB Network, which let her keep in touch with others who grew up in military families in Thailand. She was an active member of the Unitarian Uni- versalist Church of Loudoun and a volunteer at the Loudoun Abused Woman’s Shelter. Her passions were her family, gardening, reading, camping, trips to the beach, local music, and dogs.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun (UUCL), 20460 Gleedsville Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175 on Sunday September 29, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Loudoun Abused Woman’s Shelter, 105 East Market St Leesburg, VA 20176, in memory of Dene Hill.

Please send pictures (old and new), anecdotes, articles, stories and tributes to isbeings at gmail.com

Mr. Phil Reeves ~ F- Faculty 

Mr. Phil Reeves ~ F- Faculty

Departed June 24, 2015 ~ Details unknown

Posted By: Debby Stinemetz Caulfield Class of 1970

I received the sad news today that former science teacher Phil Reeves passed away this morning in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He was 87 years old. He had been ill for just three weeks and died peacefully. I talked with his neighbor, Leslie, who has cared for him for the past 20 years. She said that he was greatly loved by everyone in his church family and they all knew how much his connection with the ISB alumni family meant to him. When Phil was in the hospital she wanted everyone to know who this amazing man was and she told everyone about his history as a science teacher beloved 40 years ago and today. Phil teared up and said, “Yes, my students were my children.” Leslie also told me how much he loved to dance at church. I told her we knew all about his dancing prowess as we witnessed it on the Teen Club dance floor at the reunions. A small funeral service will be held on Thursday. Phil was very committed to his Christian faith and wanted any remembrance donations be made to:

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
One Billy Graham Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28201

Please send pictures (old and new), anecdotes, articles, stories and tributes to isbeings at gmail dot com

Mr. Rambilas Miscer

Mr. Rambilas Miscer ~ 1964 ~ 1976

Departed 1975 – 1976 School Year ~ Details Unknown

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John Cory Ahrens ~ Class of 1970

John Ahrens ~ Class of 1970

Departed ~ 8/17/2019

Lovingly written by John’s sister, Beth Ahrens Kley, Class of 1971.

The definition of “surreal” is “unreal, unearthly, dreamlike”. John Cory Ahrens passed away on Saturday 8/17, age 67, after a brave fight with a deadly form of brain cancer. A man who only half a year ago on March 1 celebrated mom’s 91st birthday with the family at the Crow’s Nest restaurant with a view of the ocean, is now no longer with us. How can a healthy person now be gone, where one can only see him, touch him now, in the flatness of a photograph, no longer hear his sardonic comments or hike with him through the forests of the Sierras? Who visited mom regularly, laying on her couch with his feet hanging over the side, playing Sinatra on his phone for her which made mom so happy?

He never wavered in the battle, never indulged in self-pity or asked why me. He accepted the fate with heroism, as did the family who helped him get through this ordeal in the comfort of his home. It was a drastically strong downward trajectory, having experienced loss of some mobility and some speech even before surgery, radiation and one round of chemo. His situation seriously degenerated with a bout of seizures. Soon after his wife set up the family home to bring him to a place of comfort. There he had 24 hour care, the decision to stop chemo was made and soon thereafter hospice was brought in.

Diane Helen Papazian Longem ~ Class of 1976

Diane Papazian ~ Class of 1976

Departed ~ 5/2/2018

Papazian-Longem, Diane H.
April 5, 1958 – May 2, 2018
Diane H. Papazian-Longem (60) left us the same way she loved living: surrounded by loved ones in her home. In 1958, a free-spirit came to the world in Takoma Park, Maryland. Her story takes us from her early childhood in pre-war Saigon, over to a colorful journey through adulthood in Bangkok, eventually to a life that split her with time between her family in Florida and Norway. Diane attended the International School of Bangkok, Thailand and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Special Education. She applied her skills to work with children with special needs and with the family-led charity Community Services of Bangkok. Diane perfected the art of fine living as she loved traveling well, and discovering great design. Her generosity knew no bounds and she shared everything with those around her. She despised rude people, anything purple and not using coasters. She married the love of her life Svend F. Longem (of Norway) who sadly predeceased her. Svend had two sons, Jørgen M. Longem and Andreas M. Longem, who became Diane’s beloved sons. She had a truly international life with travel between Asia, Norway and the United States. After her husband’s passing, she moved to Sarasota to be united with her sister Annette Z. P. Ross, brother-in-law Dr. Ira E. Ross, nephew Daniel A. Ross, and niece Madeline A. Ross. Soon to follow to Sarasota were her beloved mother Helen M. Papazian, dearest brother Robert B. Papazian and his wife Mayda Papazian. Diane enjoyed her life in Sarasota entertaining family and friends visiting from near and far. The family jokingly held her single-handedly responsible for our booming local economy. She worked part time in her sister Annette’s law practice, where clients enjoyed tales of her foreign adventures. Diane will be missed and lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends around the world. She especially felt overcome with joy at the arrival of her two grandchildren, Lily Elise Longem and Svend Paul Longem. Services will be private at her request. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Diane’s memory can be made to Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota, 340 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota Fl 34237 and/or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.