Jean Kreipl Shoemaker

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Residing In sandy, UT USA
Occupation UPS Retired
Children Tyler, '70 is a dentist and CDO of Smiles Dental Group in the NW. Lives in Vancouver, Wa, with wife More…Jinger and the 4B's:Brynlee,Brayden,Brooklyn, & Bree; Tim,'72 is Acct Director NW Territory at Infuse Medical;he does acting and tv in Utah & is currently in Saints & Soldiers 3:the Void;married to Tineka & they have 4T's:Tanna,Taylee,Trevan & Tia; Stephanie,'77 is my travel and cruising buddy. She is a dental hygienist, a delegate for the Utah Dental Hygiene Assoc., and is currently completing her BS in Dental Hygiene at UVU. Stephen, '82, works in sales at High West Distillery in Park City, and West Elm at City Creek Mall. His claim to fame was marrying Louise Cannon's beautiful daughter Alexandra Rich , and they have my red golden retriever grand-dog, Beau. Shauntelle, '87, is also a dental hygienist, married to Clinton Cain a CPA, and they live in Buford, Ga.They had my newest granddaughter Lucie "Jean" last August.
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Life has been good. After East I went down to BYU and roomed with Joan Knudsen and Claudia Welling in Harris Hall. Joined an AFROTC service group called Angel Flight and have an amazing connection with those ladies to this day. Summer '67 I wore a Victorian dress working at the Hallmark Card Shop on Main Street, Disneyland. My after hours Disney adventures even raised my kids' eyebrows !! I graduated in 1969 with an Elementary Ed BA, married, and went off to Lawton, Ok. and a year in Swaebisch Gmuend, Germany for my husband's Army years. Loved KOA camping through Europe in our VW station wagon, and taking my parents to London and Paris and sending them off on a Bavarian dream tour, my dad's last before he died in 1972. Fall of 1975 UPS came to Utah, and I hired on in customer service for their awesome part time work and full benefits ! Over the years I also worked evenings for Franklin Quest and became dayplanner savvy, and then Jet Blue and sent each of my 5 children on a flight..mom however never was so lucky ! I went full time at UPS in 1992 and retired after 32 years in 2009. Retirement has been rewarding. I have 3 Grandma titles: Grandma Jean, Grandma Shoemaker, and Grammy Jean and love to travel to Vancouver, Wa, Buford, Ga., or down to Saratoga Springs, UT. to see my 9 grandkids. I also love cruising with my siblings, Kaye Tait and John Kreipl (class of '66), and daughter Stephanie. We broke the Royal Princess in Mykonos, Greece in 2014, so we got a free trip and went to the Caribbean in 2015.Not bad ! I joined the Channel 2 weatherman Sterling Poulsen's choir in 2011 called the Choral Arts Society of Utah. We sing the Pop's Concert every July at Abravanel Hall, and several other yearly concerts. Love it !! Have loved singing ever since our awesome choirs at East. Miss Bowman, however, would definitely be rolling her eyes at my attempts to lead my ward choir. That's my comical challenge of late !!

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For those of you who went to Uintah School. Val Grismore was my favorite teacher in 6th grade. I never forgot her story about her husband being lost in the Philipines during WWII , and how he left her and their 1 year old son in Hawaii , and gave her a gun and said to use it if ever the Japanese invaded. In 2010 I read where the remains of CPT. George Willard Grismore USAAC WWII MIA had been found in 1989, and now were being honorably escorted back to Utah for a memorial. I was so happy to hear that, but sad to hear that Val Grismore had passed away before knowing this. Their son Bill, who never knew his father, was able to be there. Mrs. Grismore was special to me, and I'm happy to know there was closure to her husband's story.

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Sep 03, 2015 at 11:59 PM

Jean, you were sweet back then, and you're sweet now. I appreciated your update on the kids from my neighborhood--felt bad that none of them came to the reunion. There's a part of me that suspects the clique-ishness of East was a turn-off for many, and I can understand how there are quite a few kids who felt little or no connection with our class. Thanks for taking the time to talk with me. I hope you'll be part of our 75th class reunion. My best to you and yours. Michael

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Miss Tryfon was my favorite teacher at East. Her US History class was brutal but awesome! No wonder her obit said she won awards for her demanding history classes. I lived across the street from her and she would laugh and tell me she saw the lights on in my house in the wee hours of the morning the nights before her tests. Sooo true! Peter Thacker & I sat right in front of her desk and I loved to see her hairstyles and wardrobe each day. She also took an interest in me and said I should try go to Dartmouth one day. She was truly a great lady.

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My youngest grand-daughter is a cute little Georgia Peach named Lucie "Jean".
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These are my children about 7 years ago...Stephanie, Tyler, Shauny, Steve, and Tim.
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Can you find all 14 cute Brownie Scouts: Bonnie Thomas, Ann Welling, Ann Marie Bodine, Kristen Schoenhals, Louise Kingsbury, Wendy Weiler, Jean Kreipl, Sally Norton, Esther Jane Peterson, Sue Morse, Cathy Young, Marlene Bartley, Judy Carlson, Margaret Epperson. WOW, what an adorable bunch !!
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Ephesus, with my favorite traveling companion, daughter Stephanie.
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My cruising buddies...brother John Kreipl and wife Claudia , sister Kaye Tait and husband Stan , and daughter Stephanie.
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Aug 06, 2015 at 9:59 PM
Grandma's Shoe Crew: Brynlee, Brayden,Brooklyn and Bree, and Tanna, Taylee, Trevan and Tia. Just missing Lucie Jean.
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Jean, good to see that your are sill around. You have been my heart throb since 5th Grade and now you've retired. My how time flies and how surprised we are when looking back on our life's journey. Hope to see you at the Reunion.

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Posted: Aug 09, 2015 at 4:53 PM
My youngest grand-daughter is a cute little Georgia Peach named Lucie "Jean".
Posted: Aug 09, 2015 at 4:59 PM
These are my children about 7 years ago...Stephanie, Tyler, Shauny, Steve, and Tim.
Posted: Aug 09, 2015 at 5:07 PM
Can you find all 14 cute Brownie Scouts: Bonnie Thomas, Ann Welling, Ann Marie Bodine, Kristen Schoenhals, Louise Kingsbury, Wendy Weiler, Jean Kreipl, Sally Norton, Esther Jane Peterson, Sue Morse, Cathy Young, Marlene Bartley, Judy Carlson, Margaret Epperson. WOW, what an adorable bunch !!
Posted: Aug 09, 2015 at 5:08 PM
Ephesus, with my favorite traveling companion, daughter Stephanie.
Posted: Aug 09, 2015 at 5:12 PM
My cruising buddies...brother John Kreipl and wife Claudia , sister Kaye Tait and husband Stan , and daughter Stephanie.
Posted: Aug 09, 2015 at 5:17 PM
Grandma's Shoe Crew: Brynlee, Brayden,Brooklyn and Bree, and Tanna, Taylee, Trevan and Tia. Just missing Lucie Jean.