Carolyn Barr - 1963
BIO & Picture from 40th Reunion - Update 2010
Bio update for 50th Reunion - Recent pictures
After several years of trying to “find” myself I graduated from Stephens College in ‘73 with a BFA. I had gone to Univ. of MO for a couple of years and then got a chance to go to upstate New York to work. While there I married and my daughter was born there. After being divorced, I came back to Columbia and finished my degree at Stephens. I moved to Denver in 1975 and have been here ever since. In 1999 John Van Sciver and I were married on Valentine’s Day at the top of the Loveland ski area. Between us, we have three daughters. My daughter and her family live in southern California near Irvine. They have two small sons. She works as a Human Resource specialist and her husband is an attorney. John’s older daughter is a Russian teacher who spent three years in Moscow teaching Russian at an English speaking diplomatic school. She just moved to Munich to teach at another diplomatic school. The younger daughter lives in San Clemente, CA and is teaching art. She was recently engaged and will be married next summer. Both John and I work for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. I drew geologic maps for the department until computerized mapping pushed me into working in the Director’s Office. John is a water engineer for the state. We both have enough years with the state to be looking at retirement within the next year. That will be an exciting change of life style and we are making plans for it. . My parents still live in Columbia.
John and I are both avid skiers, and also like to travel, hike, ride, raft, and backpack, although that pack is getting heavier by the year. We are “old house” people and have been restoring a historic house for the last 10 years. We live in one of the old central Denver neighborhoods. We like to say working on the house keeps us out of trouble. I hope we live long enough to get it finished! I never dreamed it would be a “work in progress” for so long.
Van Sciver family reunion in Portland, Maine; John, his daughter Sarah & me, June 2003 at Portland Head lighthouse
I moved to
I took time off
from college to “find myself” and worked in upstate
The company I came to work for dissolved about a year after I moved here and after some false starts, I went to work for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, drawing maps. Over time I switched into working for the Natural Resources Director’s Office as assistant to the Deputy Director, and spent a total of about 30 years working for the Dept of Natural Resources. It was a pretty good fit as I’m an outdoorsy person and enjoy working with people. I love to ski, hike, bike, canoe, and camp. And I’ve never lost my interest in horses, even tho I haven’t owned one since high school.
In 1999, I married
Both of us retired
from working for the State of
Our daughters live
on both coasts of the
remember that I sent pretty much the same pic for our 40th. I thought it would
be fun to do a 10 year update. The mountain hasn't changed. We have gotten
slower and grayer! That rock pile mountaintop gets harder to climb every year.
But we still can do it - not bad for a couple turning 67 in a week (me) and
December (John). John plans to use this same photo for his 50th reunion.
The Fundy Whale Car,
taken in Aug, 2011,
Daughter, Shannon's 21st Anniversary
husband Mark, sons Liam, age 14 and Gavin, age 11