Arapahoe High School class of 1972 - 30th Reunion
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In Memory of Lost Classmates











Arapahoe High School Class of 1972

In Loving Memory of Our Lost Friends

Though I know I'll never lose affection,
for people and things that went before.
I know I'll often stop and think about them,
in my life I love you more.
In my life I love you more.

Our Class of 1972 Sincerely Misses You

Michael Copeland - April 14, 2002

"Michael E. Copeland died on 4/14/02 in a home accident. For the past 30yrs he was--'72-76 US Navy. '76-02 he was employed with Pacificorp at Jim Bridger Power Plant here in Rock Springs. He was an Operations Outside Shift Supervisor at the time of his death. He married Gay Shofstall on 6-30-78. Two boys Myles (21yrs old) and Luke (20yrs old)."

"We miss him so much. He had many hobbies but the most important to him were gold mining, carving, scuba diving, arrowhead hunting, and of course spending time with his family and friends. Our first grandbaby is due next month 7/23/02. Both boys will be getting married within the next year."

- Gay Copeland

Pat Conroy

Lt. (j.g.) Pat Conroy graduated from the Naval Academy in 1977, and was stationed at Moffett Naval Air Station near Mountain View California.

In April 1980, because of high grades, he and a schoolmate of his were granted the honor of flying in a celebration of American Samoa Flag Day in Pago Pago, American Samoa with Pat as co-pilot. During the exhibition, the plane, a 4-engine P-3 Orian Navy turboprop, clipped 3 support cables of a mile-long tramway line, shearing off the wing & tail section of the plane, causing it to cartwheel into the historic luxury hotel, the Rainmaker. All 6 crewmembers were killed instantly, including 26 year old Pat.

In an article in the San Jose Mercury News, Pat's mother was quoted: "The Right Stuff (1979 novel by author Tom Wolfe) - that fit him to a T. He pushed everything to the outer limit. That book was about him. He loved historical novels. After The Right Stuff, his favorite books were by James Michener," she said. "The big excitement of this trip for him was going to the South Pacific. He'd read so much about it."

Pat's Mother and Dad, Mary Elizabeth & Dick Conroy, still live in Texas. Their e-mail address is:

- Sue Sciba Fox

  Pat Conroy

Nancy Barclay Carraher

Nancy Carraher passed away in December, 2001. She had been ill, was undergoing treatments, and was looking forward to her recovery. She died unexpectedly one afternoon after Christmas shopping. Nancy is survived by her husband Danny Carraher, sons Mat Shepardson and Miles Shepardson, 5 grandsons, brothers Josh Barclay and Jim Barclay, and her parents John and Lil Barclay.

Since attending Arapahoe High School, Nancy had moved around the county, living at times in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and California. At the time of her death, she was living in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was happily married to Danny and the two of them lived an active life of enjoying the beautiful outdoor activities that Idaho has to offer, particularly boating and fishing. She really seemed to be at peace with herself, her friends, and her family, and tried to live life to its fullest.

She is truly missed.

- Jim Barclay

Dwight Duke  

Dwight Duke


Dwight's family is currently in the process of sending a memorial tribute.

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