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Mark Morris High School Class Of 1978
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Aug 18, 2018 at 5:33 AM

Rick Schlecht -

Dear MMHS Classmates of 1978,

I have very sad news More…to report.  Rick Schlecht passed away on July 28th, 2018.  This one is very emotional for me for a number of reasons and has been for the past week.  Rick's family and my family attended the same church when I lived in Longview 12 years ago.  Rick was always smiling and always stayed in great shape.  It was a pleasure to see him on a weekly basis.  When I think about Rick a picture of him smiling with his little grin is the first thing I remember of him in our adult life.  It is the same picture I see of Rick when I think back 40 years ago to high school.  I look forward to seeing Rick again someday.  For now we say "Good Bye" to a really nice friend.   

Always,

Darren Talley

Rick Schlecht

Celebration of Life for Rick Schlecht on Saturday August 18th at the Country Club 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Hosted by his daughter Kayla Marie Schlecht.  Link to RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/713715065646671/ .

 

My dad always told me "if anything happens to me, I want a party, not a funeral. I want friends and family that may not speak often to come together, have a drink, and have a good time", so that's what we're going to do!
Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There will be a full no-host bar available as well.
Dress is business casual/party attire. Due to the location, no t-shirts are allowed, however jeans are okay :)
Please come join me and help me celebrate the life of a truly incredible man. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
xo, Kayla Marie
**PLEASE RSVP IF YOU CAN TO HELP WITH HEAD COUNT**

 

The Daily News

Native Longview father and outdoorsman dies in Arizona by Alex Bruell Aug 5, 2018

Rick Schlecht

Rick Schlecht, a former Longview resident and second cousin of Bob’s Sporting Goods founder Bob Schlecht Sr., died on July 28 at the age of 57 at his Goodyear, Arizona, home.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kayla Schlecht, 27, and Malorie Schlecht, 3, his wife Amy Schlecht, and two sisters, Connie Olson and Vickie Brady.

Schlecht was a vibrant and extroverted outdoorsman with a love of cars, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and his other “big boy toys,” his daughter Kayla Schlecht said, and was a devoted father and friend. He was a Mark Morris graduate and had worked for Weyerhaeuser in Longview for close to 30 years.

The one thing she’s sure of, Kayla Schlecht said, is that he loved his daughters absolutely.

“He was just one of the most selfless and generous people that I have ever met,” she said.

She was best friends with her father, who coached her soccer games, visited her frequently while she was at college, and face-timed or Skyped her every day when she first moved to North Carolina in 2017.

“Everything he did was for me or my little sister,” Kayla Schlecht said. “He even face-timed me with her because he wanted to make sure she knew me.”

Rick Schlecht was also an avid slow pitch baseball player, and well-loved among his friends. After he died, his daughter said, those friends reached out to her with dozens of stories of how he’d helped them.

One friend told Kayla Schlecht: “I’ve moved 20 times, and every time your dad helped me. He only asked for a Diet Pepsi each time.”

In May 1999, The Daily News reported on a near-drowning at Willow Grove Park, when a 7-year-old girl was saved by “an act of heroism” after she wandered too far out from shore.

It was Rick Schlecht, then 38, who swam out to save the girl. “She was going down for the last time,” a bystander said. “This guy Rick deserves a pat on the back. He saved her life.”

“It didn’t matter what he was sacrificing,” Kayla Schlect said. “Making sure that people around him were safe and happy was more important to him than anything he needed or wanted.”

Connie Olson, one of Schlecht’s sisters, said Rick Schlect was a loving family man who was “willing to help everybody and anybody that needed it.”

Rick and Amy Schlecht had recently moved from Longview to Arizona last year, after Rick was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

He wasn’t able to work at first, his daughter said, so he spent every moment he could with Malorie, even taking her to his treatments.

Schlecht was “just a really nice, outgoing guy,” said Bob Schlecht Jr.

“We got to know him really in the last month or two,” Schlecht Jr. said. “We weren’t really close with him until recently, unfortunately. He’s one of those relatives that you hate to lose.”

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Mark Morris High School Class Of 1978
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Jun 02, 2018 at 5:33 PM

MMHS 40th Reunion -

Mark Morris Class of 1978 – 40th Reunion More…sign up is now live - first link top left on this Home Page.

MMHS Class of 1978,

I hope this email finds you all well and that you are enjoying 2018.  Our 40th Reunion planning registration signup is now live.  Cost is $50/person which includes all events for the weekend.  Two events are no host events and are free to attend.  The only event with a $50.00 price tag is our big Saturday night event at the Country Club.  I hope all classmates will consider attending as this is the event we will take our 40th Reunion class picture for the weekend.  The reunion will take place the first Saturday in August as usual and the dates are Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th, 2018.  Please sign up as soon as possible which will help with name tag creation and our final food order at the Longview Country Club.  As we did at our 30th reunion we will again take donations for the MMHS Scholarship Fund.  Below is our schedule of events: 

Friday August 3rd - 7pm to close will be at the Monticello Hotel new pizzeria restaurant (used to be the bar & fireside rooms)

Saturday August 4th - 1pm outdoor fun at Lake Sacajawea.  Throwing like we were kids again:  Football, baseball (bring your glove), Frisbee, and aerobie.  Meet at the corner of Louisiana St. & Kessler Blvd (right by the Louisiana Street Bridge NE side).

Saturday August 4th 6pm to close will be at the Longview Country Club

6:00pm - Mix & Mingle with Country Club bar open

6:50pm – Class picture on the Longview Country Club deck

7:00pm - Food will be heavy Hors d'oeuvre bar at the Country Club, which we’ve done once before 

8:00pm to 1:00am - Music will be a live band “Phat Daddies” until 12am, and then a DJ will finish until 1am.  Much like our 35thReunion

Please go to our class website www.markmorris78.com  and update all your contact information.  Please let all our classmates on your personal contact list know about our class website and the 40th Reunion event and signup.  My contact information is listed below if you have any questions.  See you at our 40th Reunion.

Sincerely,

Darren Talley

www.MarkMorris78.com

Darren@TalleyFinancial.com

509-682-2444 – home

360.425.2400 - cell

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Mark Morris High School Class Of 1978
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May 16, 2018 at 5:33 PM

MMHS 40th Reunion -

Mark Morris Class of 1978 – 40th Reunion

MMHS More…Class of 1978,

I hope this email finds you all well and that you are off to a good start in 2018.  Our 40th Reunion planning is taking shape and costs are still being firmed up.  Once costs are all known you will receive another email with all the final details.  Here is what we have scheduled so far.  The reunion will take place on Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th, 2018.

Friday August 3rd - 7pm to close will be at the Monticello Hotel new pizzeria restaurant (used to be the bar & fireside rooms)

Saturday August 4th - 1pm outdoor fun at Lake Sacajawea.  Throwing the like we were kids again:  football, baseball (bring your glove), Frisbee, and aerobie.  Meet at the corner of Louisiana St. & Kessler Blvd (right by the Louisiana Street Bridge NE side).

Saturday August 4th 6pm to close will be at the Longview Country Club

  • 6:00pm - Mix & Mingle with Country Club bar open
  • 6:50pm – Class picture on the Longview Country Club deck
  • 7:00pm - Food will be heavy Hors d'oeuvre bar at the Country Club, which we’ve done once before 
  • 8:00pm to 1:00am - Music will be a live band “Phat Daddies” until 12am, and then a DJ will finish until 1am.  Much like our 35thReunion

Please go to our class website www.markmorris78.com  and update all your contact information.  Please let all our classmates on your personal contact list know about our class website and the 40th Reunion planning.  My contact information is listed below if you have any questions.  See you at our 40th Reunion.

Sincerely,

Darren Talley

www.MarkMorris78.com

Darren@TalleyFinancial.com

509-682-2444 – home

360.425.2400 - cell

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Mark Morris High School Class Of 1978
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May 10, 2018 at 1:33 PM

MMHS 40th Reunion -

Mark Morris Class of 1978 – 40th More…Reunion

MMHS Class of 1978,

I hope this email finds you all well and that you are off to a good start in 2018.  Our 40th Reunion planning is taking shape and costs are still being firmed up.  Once costs are all known you will receive another email with all the final details.  Here is what we have scheduled so far.  The reunion will take place on Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th, 2018.

  1. Friday August 3rd - 7pm to close will be at the Monticello Hotel new pizzeria restaurant (used to be the bar & fireside rooms)
  1. Saturday August 4th - 1pm outdoor fun at Lake Sacajawea

Throwing the following like we were kids again:  football, baseball (bring your glove), Frisbee, and aerobie.  Meet at the corner of Louisiana St. & Kessler Blvd (right by the Louisiana Street Bridge NE side).

  1. Saturday August 4th 6pm to close will be at the Longview Country Club

6pm - Mix & Mingle with Country Club bar open

7pm - Food will be heavy Hors d'oeuvre bar at the Country Club, which we’ve done once before. 

8pm to 1am - Music will be a live band until 12am, and then a DJ will finish until 1am.  Much like our 35th Reunion.

Please go to our class website www.markmorris78.com and update all your contact information.  Please let all our classmates on your contact list know about our class website and the 40th Reunion planning.  My contact information is listed below if you have any questions.  See you at our 40th Reunion.

Sincerely,

Darren Talley

509-682-2444 – home

360.425.2400 - cell

Darren@TalleyFinancial.com

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Mark Morris High School Class Of 1978
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Feb 01, 2018 at 5:36 AM

MMHS Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion Planning -

More…sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, "Trebuchet MS"; font-size: 13px;">Mark Morris Class of 1978 – 40th Reunion

I hope this email finds you all well and that you had a great Thanksgiving with your families.

Our 40th Reunion planning has begun.  So far this is what has been received and listed in the “Comments” section under each topic.  If you have a preference now is the time to chime in.  Also, it would be great to have some Longview locals go to some of the possible Friday night venue choices and give us your first choice from the list submitted below, or add a new choice.

Normal reunion dates of our past reunions have always been the first Saturday in August, with a Friday night event.

What time of the year would be your choice?

  1. Other possible dates
  2. Or our usual which would be Friday evening August 3rd and Saturday August 4th

Comments:

  1. An earlier date would be preferable if it works for most as I’m traveling with family. If not I'm going to do my best to get back for reunion if it is our usual time of the first Saturday in August.
  2. I like the usual 1st Saturday in August idea.
  3. Friday night Aug 3rd and Saturday night Aug 4th would be awesome.
  4. This first Saturday in August seems like the perfect weekend as in the past.
  5. Mid June, or Saturday August 4th that would be fine also, I will make the effort to be there.
  6. I would be in favor of keeping the traditional date of the first weekend of August, Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th .

Friday evening get together location/venue:

  1. Monticello Hotel is back open and doing a nice remodel and now has a new restaurant/lounge area
  2. Or another location for our Friday evening event?

Comments:

  1. Don't really care as long as we are all together somewhere.
  2. I think the Monticello or the Shamrock Tavern and Grill on Friday night
  3. Roland Wines is a good space; my advice would be to go to their website Roland Wines and click on the link regarding events. You can send Marc Roland an email at the bottom of that link as well. He does charge a fee if you are reserving the entire venue.
  4. Mill City Grill (they have a bar upstairs that they can reserve)
  5. The Shamrock
  6. a new place call J Squared Barrel House
  7. Urban Saloon. Just a few ideas to toss around
  8. The Monticello sounds good, or anywhere will be great as usual.
  9. No other ideas.

Saturday event(s):

Saturday morning/afternoon small gatherings?

  1. Ideas

Comments:

  1. Most likely will not attend.
  2. Saturday morning/afternoon small gathering events would also be cool.

Saturday evening venue:

  1. Country Club
  2. Monticello Hotel is back open and doing a nice remodel on their “Banquet Hall” where we had our 10 year reunion
  3. Rutherglen Mansion is currently not open
  4. Or another location

Comments:

  1. Monticello would be my first priority for event. I'm sure everyone is dying to see it!
  2. I like the Monticello Hotel banquet room idea. Will we have a buffet?
  3. The Country Club is a great venue in the summertime with outdoor seating with fire pit tables to sit at.  Of note, Margaret Voecks "Maggie" is now the manager of the Country Club and she was involved with the Class of 77 reunion at the Club on their Saturday night party. Looking at the pictures shared from Jennifer Clawson, they had a great time.
  4. Monticello.
  5. My favorite reunion was when we just had O’doerves/bar at the Country Club.  I do not want a sit-down dinner.
  6. Having the event at the newly renovated Monticello Hotel would be great!

Music for our Saturday night event

  1. Live Band for Saturday night
  2. DJ
  3. Combination like our 35th Reunion, with a live band and then a DJ going late into the night

Comments:

  1. Band if they are good. DJ if not. Or both.
  2. I also like the DJ idea. The problem with bands, is that they play what they want & can’t necessarily play what we want.
  3. A DJ would be awesome, play the 70's music along with current music i.e. Bruno Mars, The Weekend and Justin Timberlake....have to get those muscles and joints moving!!!!
  4. Combination sounds great.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.
  5. I like choice C.  A live band and then a DJ going late into the night.
  6. A live band for Saturday night and then a DJ going late into the night.

Please go to our class website www.markmorris78.com and update all your contact information.  Please let all our classmates on your contact list know about our class website and the 40th Reunion planning.  My contact information is listed below if you have any questions.  See you at our 40th Reunion.

Sincerely,

Darren Talley

509-682-2444 – home

360.425.2400 - cell

Darren@TalleyFinancial.com

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