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POFFENROTH, Robert "Bob" Ray
Age 88

Passed away December 23, 2015, in Spokane, WA. Bob was born to John and Mary Poffenroth in Spokane on July 31, 1927. He served in the Navy. In 1948, he was named to the All-Conference Football Team at Eastern Washington College, under head coach and older brother, Abe. Bob went on to teach Social Studies at Washougal High School and Rogers High School where for more than 30 years he coached football, basketball and track. He was particularly proud of coaching the 1951 Freshman Football team as they won the league championship as well as the 1965 basketball team as they won the league title. He was named to the Rogers High School Walk of Fame and the Spokane Softball Association Hall of Fame. Bob also loved to play handball and spend time at his cabin on Twin Lakes. He was a member of the Eagles and the Elks.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son Donald; brothers John and Abe Poffenroth; sisters Alvina Hiibner, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Linhart, and Marie "Bud" Davis. He is survived by his wife Joyce; children Barry (Pam) Poffenroth, Larry (Elaine) Poffenroth, Doug (Jill) Poffenroth, Mike Salyards, and Laurie Salyards; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 11 AM at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N Monroe, Spokane, WA. Memorial contributions can be directed to the MS Society or the charity of your choice.

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Author Gary Shaw - WHS '59


Gary Shaw, Washougal Class of 1959 is in the process of authoring a set of 6 books, titled The Eric English Chronicles, set in and around the Camas-Washougal area from the early 1960's through the present. I have attached a file that he sent me prefacing information about the books as well as introducing and relating a little about the main characters.... Also included is an outline of the happenings in the 19th Chapter of Book 1 intended for the  publishers. It is not the chapter itself. Here now is the author. Click on the orange to open.

Dick Schaefer (WHS '55) has written a new book that he has published on Amazon. Its' title is The Final Conflict, and a download to your Kindle is available for $4.99. If you do not have a Kindle, a free Kindle application is available for downloading to your PC that will allow you read the book on it.  Simply click on this link to get to Dick's book:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJB3SD6

Here is a brief synopsis of the book.

A small town man is thrust into 11 days of conflict over Christmas of 1972, against the best air defense structure ever faced by strategic bombers to achieve President Nixon’s "Peace with Honor" exit strategy against North Viet Nam.
This is the Viet Nam "12 O’Clock High" told from the standpoint of the crew force flying the mission: telling the TRUE story----not the written history documented in the archives of the Strategic Air Command.

Dick informs me that his earlier book Mill Town is still available by mail for $15 including shipping from his address. Scroll down to the bottom of this main page for more information.


Well liked teacher and coach, Bob Poffenroth, at WHS in the 1950's passes.

Started by Eldon Stuhr (Class of '62) Dec 25, 2015.

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The following has nothing whatsoever to do with Washougal senior alumni or nostalgia. It is a small widget that connects every 10 seconds with a random webcam across the world. Some will work, some will not, but when they do, they work well, delivering real time moving images of sights around the world.
Simply click on the lettering name just below the image (not on the image itself as that will open an ad) and the webcam will open in a new larger window. It may take as much as a half minute to begin but when and if it does, it can be very rewarding....it does require a Java application which, if you don't have already, will be offered as a download right then and there.....it also works better with the Firefox browser than it does with Internet Explorer.

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