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So surprised and sorry to hear Hank had died. Thanks to his family for sending us an invitation to the memorial celebration. Hank and Lyn were old business and personal friends going back to NWPPA days - we sure had great times in those days. Sorry we can't come down for the memorial.
Goody, as we knew him then, was my desk-seat partner in the first grade at the 4-room, 8-grade Cole School with our teacher, Miss Monteith. With two grades to a room, he was in the second grade, while I was in the first. As a result of that arrangement, by the time we finished the 8th grade, we had something of an accelerated, or at least repeated, education. Then I followed him on into Boise High. We reconnected when he returned to Boise and then lost touch again when he left. He was always admired and respected by everyone who knew him.
Hank ("Goody") and Lyn were close friends with Betty and I dduring their Boise years, our thoughts are with the family during this time. He was not only a friend, but a great public servant, playing a large part in the establishment of the state's public employees retirement system and the state merit system for publid employees. He and Lyn were wonderful people and will be remembered fondly by us and all who knew and loved them.
It came as a complete shock when we read the Columbian Obituaries on Wed. I was planning on calling Hank everyday to arrange our Happy Hour that had become our tradition. But I only thought about it, because summer had become very busy. If only we had known Hank was in hospice, we would have visited him to say good-bye. Donnie, Jeff, and Nancy, Hank and Lynn were the catalyst for my moving to the NW. They both will remain a very important part of my life. Gary and I will miss him. Unfortunately, we will be in Denver during the time of his memorial, as we were in Denver for Lynn's. My heart will be there. With deep sympathy, Dell Ann Dyar and Gary Miller