Westmont Magazine A 30-Year Friendship
Six suitemates from the class of 1971 who lived in Clark P for a year began a round-robin letter the summer of 1969 that has continued sporadically ever since. Today they communicate by e-mail. Throughout the years, the women have reunited in Missouri, Montana, and Minnesota, and they plan to gather in Southern California during the summer of 2004. “These friendships have become even more precious to us as the years progress,” says Suzanne Roy Stubblefield ’71. “Each one of us is grateful for the Westmont experience that created the bond we share.”
The pictures above were taken 32 years apart, in 1969 and 2001. Beginning at the top, left to right, the women are: Sue Solomon Janossy, Suzanne Roy Stubblefield, Sue Bergman Devries, Pat Garrett Iverson, Lois Young Kelly, and Molly McCulloch Edwards.
Sue Janossy and her husband, Ted ’71, live in St. Paul, Minn. Ted is an anesthesiologist and plays in a community band. Sue keeps busy with Bible Study Fellowship, oil painting, and grooming and showing her English springer spaniels. When not in the Twin Cities, they usually go up north to their retreat on Trout Lake.
Suzanne Roy Stubblefield lives in Irvine, Calif., where her husband, Gary, pastors Voyagers Bible Church. She recently completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has a private practice in Fullerton. She raised four boys, is active in spiritual direction and music ministries, and joins her husband in working with Christian university students in India and Nepal.
Sue Bergman DeVries and her husband, Jim ’70, have lived in Nairobi, Kenya, since 1985. Jim serves the Lord as Africa area director for OC International, and Sue edits a small magazine for pastors, Church Leader in Africa. Their three daughters all graduated from Biola University, and two of them are married and working as missionaries.
Pat Iverson Garrett and her husband, John ’73, have lived in Roundup, Mont. for 13 years. John is the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church there, which is the church his family attended when he was a boy. John and Pat also own a small cattle ranch north of town. They have three children and three grandchildren, with two more on the way.
Lois Young Kelly and her husband, Steve, live in Marion, Ind., where Lois is the assistant vice president for financial aid at Indiana Wesleyan University, a Christian institution with more than 8,000 students. Lois not only volunteers for the local public radio station but is active in professional associations and a trainer with the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid University.
Molly McCulloch Edwards lives in Springfield, Mo., and enjoys teaching junior high English and mythology in Ozark, a nearby town. Her husband, Dennis, teaches high school Spanish. They have three children: Megan (26), Peter (23), and Emily (20). Favorite activities include spending time with family and friends, making braided wool rugs, reading, antique shopping (Depression glass) and reuniting with Westmont friends.