My wife, Paula, and I have lived on an acreage near Rose Hill for the past 23 years. I took early retirement from NCR Corporation after 34 years of service in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
Currently I have an ATM consulting business and do projects for various lending institutions in the area. I also serve on the Butler Rural Electric Board of Directors and attend First Christian Church in Derby.
We have three grown children and four grand daughters. I still water ski and snow ski with my children and grand children. Our four little grand daughters are my pride and joy; any time spent with them is my favorite thing to do. I and Paula also enjoy traveling. And I enjoy following NASCAR and dirt track racing.
At the 2005 Reunion.
Caught in the act.
Rich and his birthday ride.
For Richard's birthday in 2002 the family presented him with a NASCAR ride and drive. Click the picture for a larger image.
August 2008 Update: We recently took a trip to the west coast and stopped off in Las Vegas to see classmate Marilyn (Barr) Van Deventer. She was working retail at the Venetian Hotel & Casino and was able to join us for dinner. We had not seen each other since graduation in 1955, so needless to say, there had many stories to share. She is doing well and we have stayed in touch by email ever since.
Marilyn and Rich in 2008.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Rich gets recognition.
A Mason for 29 years
August 2018: Four classmates were recognized for their long-term Masonic Membership. Shown above are Richard Pearson, 29 years; James Walton, 60 years, Marion Futhey, 60 years, and Larry Young, 59 years.