Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your South Salem High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Saxons lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

In Memory Of

Alan D. Pfouts
Alan D. Pfouts Class of 1968
Passed Jun 12, 2006
Alan died at 56 years old in his home in South Salem of a massive heart attack.

Roger Dunham
Anita Turner
Anita Turner Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Ben Burger
Ben Burger Class of 1971
(Passed date unknown)
Ben passed away very suddenly with a heart attack. As most know Ben was a very friendly person and was a good friend of mine.
Bob Keebler
Bob Keebler Class of 1958
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Bob Levy
Bob Levy Class of 1958
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Daniel Mckay Green
Daniel McKay Green Class of 1968
Passed Jul 31, 2003
Dan died at 52 years old in Salem after a 14 month battle with cancer. He was an accomplished piano player.

Roger Dunham
Darlene Rogers
DARLENE ROGERS Class of 1964
Passed Feb 05, 2010
Darlene passed away in her
sleep. she passed with heart
David J Wetherbee
David J Wetherbee Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Jerry Stickley
Jerry Stickley Class of 1958
Passed Mar 04, 2009
My cousin, Jerry Stickley, died while visiting his brother Merlin in Arizona. He had transferred in from Iowa to SSHS from which he then graduated. Locally, he lived in Jefferson, OR and was a long time millwright. Jerry always had a ready smile and loved to laugh!
Jim Calhoun
Jim Calhoun Class of 1974
Passed Mar 03, 2010
Jim Calhoun, 53, died suddenly on March 3, 2010, at the home of a dear friend.

Born in Wilderville, Ore., on Nov. 2, 1956, Jim was raised in Salem. He moved to Ashland to attend Southern Oregon State University, and earned degrees in general studies and accounting.

He is survived by wife, Lori, whom he married in 1985; siblings, Bob Gibbs, Carolyn Calhoun-Shirley, Marvin Calhoun, and Tom Calhoun; and his many friends and fellow musicians.

Jim lived for music. His participation in jazz, bluegrass, and musical theater as a bassist earned him glowing accolades and measureless notoriety. Many will always remember the exceptional skill, style, warmth, and humor he brought into the Rogue Valley's musical community.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the SOU (Southern Oregon University) Music Recital Hall at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, March, 14. For more information, visit
Jim Steel
Jim Steel Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
Heart Attack in Florence, OR in approx 1990
Good friend of mine since 6th
grade at Liberty Elementary
Bill Bruce
John Arnold
John Arnold Class of 1971
Passed May 16, 1985
A great boy who fought asthma his whole life. His family, mother and twin brother loved him dearly.

His life was ended early and even to this day i remember having his slide ruler that bears his name. Unfortunately after keeping it by my side for 45 years it was lost in a move.

His spirit was all over South Salem.

We will always remember him. My mother Pat was a close friend of his mother and his loss was sad to us all in our family.

dan burda
John Miller
John Miller Class of 1971
Passed May 16, 1972
John passed away at the age of 18 at college in a swimming accident, and the world lost a wonderful soul as he was a childhood friend and a person who touched the hearts of all who knew him..

I spent many years with John when we were on the Salem Swim and Tennis Club Team

He was a top level diver, award winning swimmer, top knotch skiier and partipated like many of us in all high school activities..

John was a wonderful boy from a loving family, who in high school developed early into a wonderful man....many of us think of him especially now...

It won't be long until our 50th anniversary, but he will never be forgotten by all of at South Salem High.

dan burda
Kari Quanbeck
Kari Quanbeck Class of 1971
(Passed date unknown)
My mother sent me Kari's obituary in June of 1977. She suffered from kidney problems. Oh how that girl loved acting. We'll never know what kind of long term success she may have had. She was such a sweet soul!
Kathleen Driessler (schwalen)
Kathleen Driessler (Schwalen) Class of 1961
Passed Feb 14, 2006
My sister Kathleen lost her battle with lung cancer after a valiant fight.
Lance Alan Blaisdell
Lance Alan Blaisdell Class of 1968
Passed May 20, 2005
Lance (Tinker) died at 55 years old after a two year battle with cancer at his Mother's house in Salem.
He was an Army Veteran from the Viet Nam era. He graduated from CCC in Salem and was a certified welder.
He is survived by his mother, three daughters, 7 grandchildren, his sister, his brother and numerous other family members.

Roger Dunham
Michael Lee Hargens
Michael Lee Hargens Class of 1987
Passed Oct 28, 2002
(no additional information)
Norma Jean Nyberg Forbord
Norma Jean Nyberg Forbord Class of 1958
Passed Apr 05, 2008
(no additional information)
Norma Jean Nyberg Forbord
Norma Jean Nyberg Forbord Class of 1958
Passed Apr 05, 2008
Norma died of cancer in Portland.
Robert Young
ROBERT YOUNG Class of 1961
(Passed date unknown)
Passed away in the early 1970s, of an overdose, only a few years after his wife's murder. Roberto was my senior year locker partner and friend. See you on the other side, buddy.

Classmates Spotlight

South Salem High School Classmates

Karin Putnam
Class of '72

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