Class of 1964 Summer 2022 Class Note

Classmates Phillip and Susan Keene Morse, who funded the rebuild of
the University of Maine football stadium, have provided a $1,000,000
donation for the UMaine Athletic Facilities Master Plan, which will combine
with other generous gifts to upgrade all of the athletic facilities on campus.

Inspired by Dr. Harold Borns’ This Sculptured Earth geology course, Pam
McDonough Butler, now living in Albuquerque, NM, confesses she and
husband Lyn Butler have a huge collection of rocks they won’t part with, as
well as thrilling memories of Chaco Canyon, NM, Durango, CO’s San Juan
Basin Archaeological Society, and now their hometown’s natural history
museum. Learning lives on through our lives, no?

Jim Parr and wife, Elba, live in Westbrook, ME, enjoying three grown and
successful sons and five grandchildren. Jim taught at Marshwood High
School, Cape Elizabeth High School, and Westbrook High School over 35
years, then a year at Cheverus, a co-ed Catholic prep school in Portland. In
2012 he took his Master of Divinity degree from Bangor Theological
Seminary earned in 2009 and was ordained into the United Church of
Christ. He is now retired, enjoying reading, family time, lots of travel, and
plans to visit Portugal this year! One more thing – he adds, “I wore another
hat while a teacher: I was a U.S. Immigration Inspector in Portland (part
time) from 1970 – 2004. That completes my CV!”

The Class of ’64 had a mini-reunion June 14-15 at the Hilton Garden Inn in
Freeport, ME. The 50th Reunion some years ago filled me with a now ever-
present joy and appreciation for those fellow classmates who were there,
and I smile just thinking of it. We also need you to consider donating, any
amount that is comfortable for you, to the Class of ’64 Scholarship Fund.
We need about $37,000 to meet the goal that was voted at the 50th
Reunion. Any questions, contact Peter Bourque at

Our classmate Clement McGillicuddy and his wife, Linda, are celebrating
the 10th year of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center. The center supports
award-winning scholarship and creative endeavors. Clem was one of those
classmates everyone knew, even if they were not personal friends back
then, and he obviously continues to make a mark!

Joyce Harburger Bennett reports, “While I was visiting my sister, Susan
Harburger Mullin ’65 in Naples, FL, my roommate, Marcia Hebert
Doherty, came to have dinner with us!“

Amos Orcutt confesses that while things are quiet in Bangor, with
everyone trying to avoid COVID-19 and all its variants, he is still operating
their 90-acre farm in Orland and Bucksport raising Maine wild blueberries.
And that is not all. He received the “Seven Seal Award and Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Department of Defense for my volunteer work
with Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR). I served 17
years, five years as vice chair for Maine.”

The awards were presented by the Adjutant General for Maine, Major
General Doug Farnham in December. Doug is the son of prominent
UMaine alum Will Farnham ’59, who recently passed. Congratulations,

Avard Walker, who started with us ’64-mates, actually graduated in 1965.
After graduation he was scheduled to be drafted, so he enlisted and went
to Officer Candidate School and spent two years in Germany. After active
duty he found himself in San Francisco and went to work for Bechtel in their
Controller’s Dept. Since retiring, he has been involved with the YMCA and
Scouting with his two sons, as well as hiking, fishing, gardening, running,
and spending time with three children, who all live in the area and have
given him two young grandchildren!

Retirement has been a challenge for me, Ginny Bellinger Ollis, but
reinstating UMO friends from our 50th Reunion and joining Rotary’s 3rd
largest club in the world, where I am now on nine committees, makes me
happy and purposeful. I am chair of our service to a San Diego Youth
Services emergency shelter for youngsters between 13 and 17. The kids
are amazing – courageous, determined, and delightful, and I feel so
blessed. AND I am going to meet my UMO roommate in NYC right after our
Maine mini-Reunion, so that is a big star on my calendar!

Remember — Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a word.