Name-  Dick Atkins
Nickname-  Smily
Marital- Married 26 years
Spouse- Gloria Hanke Atkins (grew-up in Richland, WA)
Address- 2514 Haines St.  Port Townsend, WA 98368
Telephone- 360-385-2585  Cell-phone- 360-774-1400

Life Since 1957:  I went to MCJC for two years & played football, B-Ball & baseball.  Then Jack MacDonald & I went into the Navy for two years under the reserve program.  Lucky Jack's duty was in Hawaii-- I served two years as a radarman on the USS Coral Sea, an attack aircraft carrier.

After discharge I went to Pacific Luthern University & played baseball.  I was in the 'teacher ed program'.  The following year I married Susie Dohl.  We transferred to Central Washington U. in Ellensburg.  I received my BA in education and the next year I got my Masters Degree.  We moved to Port Washington after one fun year teaching in Zillah, Wa.

I divorced and married Gloria Hanke Atkins in 1980.  For 29 years I taught 5th, 6th and 7th grades, coached H.S. football, basketball, sailing, baseball & tennis.  Gloria & I combined 3 children each, raising 6 children while I was teaching & Gloria being an accountant.   When our youngest, Molley, graduated Gloria started a 3 year nursing program. She has been a nurse for almost 15 years now.

I taught for Peninsula College five years & then two years at Gray Wolf Ranch, a Half-way house for 'recovering boys'.  I'm now completely retired.  I play/sing in a Jazz group for the past 17 years, fly fish & play tennis twice weekly.

Gloria retires in about 40 days (Jan '07) so she has these 'short time' calendars around the house.  I think she's anxious!!  We purchased a new 24' Class C motor home & plan to explore AZ & NM soon.

If anyone ever travels to Seattle, we are one hour away.  Please come to see us.  You all are invited but not at the same time!  I've done a few 50s R/R parties with our Jazz Band but my favorite song in H.S. was Shangri La by the 4 Coins.  I had a H.S. summer crush on Linda Whitney but Mick had the 'inside track' because she worked at Witkes.  Cool move, Mick!  I have been back to Clear Lake a few times, so have seen a few of my buddies and I keep in contact with Mick Minette.  He is a great pal.  Hope to hear from any of you. 
Dick & Gloria

Dick Atkins
Dick and Gloria 
Music is
'Shangri La'