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Lunsford and Jolly Memorial Singing

Pacific Beach, California

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The 21st annual Lunsford and Jolly Memorial Singing (renamed in 2014) was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Pacific Beach, California. The class was called to order at 10:10 a.m. by Mairye Bates leading 479. Midge Harder offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held, and the following officers and committee members were elected or appointed: Chairperson—Mairye Bates; Vice Chairperson—India Genack; Secretaries—Judy Getrich and Mimi Wright; Arranging Committee—Judy Getrich and Mimi Wright; Resolutions—Laura Boyd Russell and Carla Smith.

Leaders: India Genack 276; Judy Getrich 228; Mimi Wright 39t; Midge Harder 50b; Jerry Schreiber 474; Kate Mullinger 142; Inga Huebner 313b; Mary Rose O’Leary 312b; Rick Russell 99; Laura Boyd Russell 270; Alison Fisher 128.


India Genack led 171 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Kathy Sawada 497; Jeff Begley 111b; Marilyn Murata 423; David Olson 102; Peter Stenshoel 163t; Karen Mathews 147b; Carla Smith 163b; Midge Harder 224; Inga Huebner 361; Jerry Schreiber 362; Mary Rose O’Leary 113; Kate Mullinger 296; Rick Russell 297.


India Genack led 31b to bring the class back together. Leaders: Laura Boyd Russell 335; Larry Arnstein 347; Elisabeth Poss and Jeff Begley 277; Sean Francis Conway 426t; Alison Fisher 112; Mimi Wright 31t; Kathy Sawada 83t; Carla Smith 82t; Jeff Begley 134; Marilyn Murata 200; David Olson 318; Karen Mathews 28t.


India Genack brought the class back together leading 135. Leaders: Peter Stenshoel 530; Midge Harder 159; Randy Ritter 178; Inga Huebner 56b; Mary Rose O’Leary 215; Mairye Bates 236; Rick Russell 183; Kate Mullinger 42; Laura Boyd Russell 319; Sean Francis Conway 33b; Larry Arnstein 198; Mimi Wright 532; Alison Fisher 410t; Carla Smith 411; Kathy Sawada 547.


Judy Getrich led 350 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Mairye Bates 59; India Genack 84; Jeff Begley 477; Duane Gruber and Susan Willis-Powers 189; David Olson 340; Marilyn Murata 176t; Midge Harder 288; Peter Stenshoel 480; Sean Francis Conway 294; Larry Arnstein 473; Inga Huebner 323b; Susan Willis-Powers 556; India Genack 274t.

Mairye Bates led a session of remembrance, during which singers shared memories and stories about Carroll Lunsford and Don and Marilou Jolly. Jerry Schreiber talked movingly about the legacy of Hugh McGraw. Singers also made short comments of remembrance as they led songs throughout the singing. Laura Boyd Russell and Carla Smith offered a resolutions poem in long meter, which everyone enjoyed. Following committee reports and announcements, Jerry Schreiber led 365.

Mairye Bates led 62 as the closing song. Midge Harder offered a prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mairye Bates; Vice Chairman—India Genack; Secretaries—Judy Getrich and Mimi Wright