Joan Carlson Ader (Guest)

Profile Updated: June 24, 2016
Residing In: Nine Mile Falls, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Dennis R Ader/deceased
Occupation: Retired from the telephone industry
Children: Jennifer born 1970
2 grandchildren, Isabella born 2006, Enzo born 2013
Yes! Attending Reunion

I am so happy to be a part of Central High School class of 1962. Wish I could have been part of this graduating class.

School Story:

Where to start. The move in Dec of 1959 was not a good one, but life moves forward. I graduated a year later, in 1963 from John R Rogers high school in Spokane WA. I married in 1967, my daughter was born in 1970, and I was divorced in 1971. I went to work for Pacific NW Bell in 1972 and became an Installer/repair person. I started in the office in 72 and moved to the outside forces climbing telephone poles in 1978. I loved my job, cats and dogs and little kids made my job extra special.

I re-married to the man i should have married years before, but we did not meet until 1985, went together 4 years and married in 1989, i was 44 and he was 46 and had never been married, lucky me!
We are headed for our 25th Anniversary in Feb next year.

When the telephone industry changed, I was then working for U S West, but the
system started to go down hill, by then I was a cable splicer, I decided 25 years were enough and retired at 54 with 25 years service and a nice pension. I had had enough of hard work and wanted to do what I had always wanted to do and that was learn to quilt, so I did, still am and love it! I even have a long arm to complete what I start.
I have lived outside of Spokane in a bedroom community, 17 miles west of Spokane in a place called Nine Mile Falls WA. It's a rough drive in winter, but we love it.
My daughter lives over an hour from me in another small town East of Spokane in Liberty Lake WA. Well worth the drive to see my grandchildren who I adore.
Life is good and to me, every day is a rich bonus. Joanie

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Mar 05, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Kirk was a friend to so many. He was so nice when we went to Valley Jr high. We went to school only a couple years and then I moved, but Kirk and I got in touch and spent many emails together. Extremely intelligent but a very kind man. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to you Barbara. 

Sep 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM
Jul 07, 2017 at 6:45 PM

Happy day Darlene! Joan Carlson

Dec 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM
Sep 18, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Happy Birthday Kirk. Have a great day, celebrate a great life! It's so nice being friends with you. Take care of each other.

Oct 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

I hope you had a wonderful Birthday.

Sep 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

May you have a wonderful birthday Kirk, stay young...!

Jul 07, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Hi Darlene, years since we lived next door. Life has been good to you I hope, as it has been for me. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Joan Carlson

Mar 03, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Many years, lots of birthdays, I'm so glad you are celebrating yours on the 9th. Happy Birthday

Feb 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Feb 08, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I hope you had a great birthday, at our age, each one is special, I hope yours was.

Jan 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Joan