Sigma Chi - Montana State University

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Montana State University

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BOBCAT SIG Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi Montana State University P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested Richard Higham '81 entered Chapter Eternal on December 24, 2012, as a resident of Santa Rosa, Calif. ALUMNI NEWS Francis W. Gustafson '50 retired from a 55-year architectural practice in 2009, following open-heart bypass surgery. Gus experienced a complete recovery but now has loss of vision. "Active retirement includes travel, volunteering for the hospital, and cardio rehab. My wife, Pamela, enjoys creative writing, teaching yoga, photography, and traveling," he says. Gus and Pamela live in Billings, Mont. E-mail: Wilford "Bill" D. Poppie '60 and his wife, Paulette, bought a home in Hamilton, Mont. They spend most of summer there and winters in Surprise, Ariz. E-mail: John C. "Cal" Bower '62 lives in Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Susan, and continues to serve as president of Trinico Ag Inc. E-mail: Ronald E. Fatzinger '62 stays busy maintaining his property in Kamiah, Idaho, with his wife, Barb, and steelheading the Clearwater B-run. He also keeps in touch with Beta Rho Sigs, Army pals, and six grandchildren in Boise. "But mostly just slacking!" Fatz teases. E-mail: Duane L. Robertson '63 and his wife, Barbara, stay busy by attending their grandchildren's activities, Bobcat games, and spending winters in Phoenix, Ariz. E-mail: Neil E. Keyes '64 takes pleasure in hunting, fishing, building pre- 1840 traditional firearms (limited edition of 1803 Harpers Ferry/a commemorative to the Lewis and Clark expedition), reenacting Furtrada, being a traditional firearms competitor, and staying active with his church in Blanchard, Okla. E-mail: Eugene V. Monson '69 shares that he retired from ranching in 2001. He and his wife, Linda, who is a former Sigma Chi Sweetheart, spend summers in Bozeman and winters in Las Vegas. E-mail: ljlmoson@ Terry D. Salo '71 and his wife, Judy, spend summers in Montana and engage in a lot of camping and hunting. Terry cooks for a summer youth bow camp at Augusta, and he and Judy like renting forest service cabins in the high country. They spend winters in Arizona, where Terry has several fruit trees and takes pleasure in playing games, barbecuing, and having picnics along the Colorado River. E-mail: Michael J. McLaughlin '72 and his wife, Chris, like to travel to see their grandchildren. Michael and Chris live in Salt Lake and are moving to Duluth, Minn. He had a heart attack on the Fourth of July in 2016, but says that he is getting back to moving about and living life every day. E-mail: Jeremy N. DeVries '95 runs his own company, Devries Insurance, which specializes in group and individual health insurance products. "Our goal is not to treat people as clients, but rather as our friends," he says. Jeremy and his wife, Kori, who is a Chi Omega alumna, have two children: Cole (17), who will attend MTSU in fall 2018, and Ryan (14). They live in Billings, Mont. E-mail: Nicholas W. McKinney '15 says he will graduate from law school in May 2018 along with several of his Beta Rho brothers, including Dillon Haskell '14. Nick lives in Sacramento, Calif. E-mail: ALUMNI UPDATE (Continued from page 5) Beta Rho's Centennial Celebration Is Right Around the Corner! In just a few short months, Beta Rho Chapter will host its centennial celebration September 7-9, 2017, in Bozeman! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate 100 years of our beloved fraternity at MSU, as well as connect with old friends, share laughs, and create new memories. For a schedule of events, visit centennial. We hope to see you there! Connect with a brother today and make plans to attend!

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