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Marilou Jolly Memorial

Poway, California

July 26, 1997

The first annual Marilou Jolly Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July, in the Grand Room of the Porter House, in Old Poway Park. The session was called to order by Jerry Schreiber leading song on page 270. The morning prayer was given by Midge Harder.

The class was organized by electing the following officers: Jerry Schreiber—Chairman; Michael Lambert—Vice Chairman; Midge Harder—Secretary.

Leaders: Jerry Schreiber 178; Midge Harder 42, 163t; Victoria Ostwald 163b, 268; Carla Smith 28b, 200; Michael Lambert 385b, 84; John Ostwald 209, 504; Betty Herman 31t, 85; Rick Russell 156, 201; Karen Huss 236, 151; Catherine Callahan 153, 302.

RECESS

Michael Lambert called the class to order leading song on page 46. Leaders: Ron Huss “Richmond,” 171; Janice Hecksel 106, 107; Tom Ostwald 117, 269; Laura Boyd Russell 543, 74b; Gerry Hoffman “India,” 77t; Jerry Schreiber “Birmingham,” 66.

The memorial lesson was held by Carla Smith who led 68b in memory of Marilou Jolly. Laura Boyd Russell lead 369 in memory of other deceased. Michael Lambert led 340 for the sick and shut-in.

Leader: Rick Russell 191. Laura Boyd Russell offered the grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed. Leaders: John Ostwald 56b; Stephen O’Leary 73 (t? b?),110; Midge Harder 146; Mary Rose O’Leary 384, 95b; Victoria Ostwald 261 (?); Jerry Schreiber 497; Michael Lambert 457; John Ostwald 154; Betty Herman 224; Rick Russell 99; Karen Huss 47t, Laura Boyd Russell 474; Catherine Callahan 299; Ronald Huss 195; Tom Ostwald 155; Gerry Hoffman 335; Jose Carvajal 276; Carla Smith 149; Don Jolly 532; Laura Boyd Russell 60; Midge Harder 510; Matthew Long 61.

RECESS

The singing resumed. Leaders: Jeanette Kingery 186; Catherine Callahan 318; Victoria Ostwald 47 (t? b?); Midge Harder 131t; John Ostwald 421; Rod Willard 49b; Matthew Long 288; Stephan O’Leary 130; Betty Herman 385 (t? b?); Mary Rose O’Leary 362; Ronald Huss 365; Rick Russell 454; Tom Ostwald 254; Jerry Schreiber 218; Laura Boyd Russell 345 (t? b?); Gerry Hoffman “Altamont”; Stephen O’Leary 512.

Jerry Schreiber and Michael Lambert led 62, and all who wished took the parting hand. Stephen O’Leary offered a prayer to close the singing.

Chairman: Jerry Schreiber; Vice Chairman—Michael Lambert; Secretary—Midge Harder.