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E. Patrice Jensen

Profile Updated: July 23, 2018
Residing In
Walnut Creek, CA USA
Spouse/Partner
Thomas (Tom) D. Pruitt
Occupation
Realtor with Intero Real Estate
Children
Colette Jin Zhen Pruitt, B: 1993, People's Republic of China; Benson Aurore Pruitt, B: 1998, The Kingdom More…of Cambodia
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Geez - After graduating from the U of U in Sociology, I went to California with the VISTA Program. After serving two years on an economic development project and working for Legal Aid, I stayed for Graduate School and got an MSW in Policy, Planning and Administration. Before graduating I moved to the Bay Area to run a social service agency. When it was evident that Reagan was going to cut money for all social programs, I worked my way into the Private Sector working for a Financial Services Firm. I wrote the legalize copy for the marketing materials. During that time I bought a rental property (I had already purchased my own home.) I thought that was much more fun than working 10 hours a day, so I got my license and became a Realtor. I never looked back. During that time, Tom and I married and built our family. (I bet I'm the only mother in our class with a 20-year old college student.) This past year I was President of my Rotary Club and raised the most money in all of our fundraising efforts, as well as other accomplishments. I play Mah Jongg, travel, am in two book clubs and hike with my husband and family. We also cheer on the Golden State Warriors. Someday I will retire. Ha! I thought we'd never have another Reunion, so THANK YOU to those who are organizing this event. Patrice

School Story

I remember the day Stacey Evans and I got to take the "P.O. cart" (or was it a golf cart?) and tool around all day. We went all over - even down to Sugerhouse. Unfortunately it rained all day; I never got in trouble because I had always signed my mother's name to any absences.
I remember asking Hank Welch to the girl's day dance. Boy, was he surprised. He loved "Catcher in the Rye" as much as I did. We went with Robin Houser and her date and had a wonderful time.
I remember breaking my arm on a date in a car accident right by suicide rock and had to walk down the graduation aisle with my arm sticking out - it didn't rest on my tummy. In those days, a boy and girl walked down together - he couldn't hold my hand.

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Aug 31, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Shelley - So glad you're coming to the reunion. Seems like you've had a wonderful life - one you deserve. You were always nice to me and I think we go way back to grade school if I remember correctly. I'm so glad you-all are putting on such a great event for all of us. Patrice Jensen

Aug 31, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Bruce - It will be great to see you and Jean at the reunion and catch up about kids, etc. I'll be talking about my kids and everyone else will be talking grandkids. LOL Are you still working? I'm so glad this reunion is happening. I just saw the post about Dave. (Got buried in work - catching up on HH stuff.) I'm so sad. Especially for his family and those of you who were close and worked with him in high school. Patrice

E. Patrice Jensen has left an In Memory comment for Roger Schmitt.
Aug 13, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Larry - Thank you for your comments about Roger Schmitt.  I always liked him and said "hi" to him whever I saw him.  We have all changed after High School.  Many of us have gotten more confidence as we moved through life and accepted and rose to many challenges.  I have found this late in life that going to someone's funeral that I knew in one capacity, they had a whole other life that I didn't know about.  I love funerals (and weddings) for the celoebration of life.  Thanks again for setting me straight.  Let's connect at the Reunion.  Patrice

Aug 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Can't wait to catch up. I was so touched that you came to my mom's funeral. It meant a lot. Remember when we moved in and on our dirt in the front of our new house, you said "I'll be your friend when you move in". We were 5. I remember going to your house on Sunday after church and watching the "send me the money" preachers who would heal people right then and there. We all laughed so hard at the falseness of it. I also played Monopoly at your house a lot. Fun times.

E. Patrice Jensen has left an In Memory comment for Henry (Hank) Welch.
Aug 09, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Richard - Do you know the reason for Hank's passing?  I'm still reeling.  Patrice Jensen

E. Patrice Jensen has left an In Memory comment for Roger Schmitt.
Aug 09, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Poor Roger Schmitt.  He wanted so badly to be part of the 'popular' crowd.  I tried to befriend him or at least say hello, but he ignored me. He was an original that's fior sure.  I don't think he had a happy life.  May he rest in peace.  

Aug 09, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Jace was such a breath of fresh air. Always sunny, happy and bubbly. she was a terific addition to our class of '68.  May she rest in peace.  Patrice Jensen

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