Donna Powell and Jeane Kofelda were our Reunion Registration Hostesses-with-the Mostesses in 2005... they're doing it a
Donna Powell and Jeane Kofelda were our Reunion Registration Hostesses-with-the Mostesses in 2005... they're doing it again in 2010!
 


 
  Wendy Harness Gage
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
 There is a sad beauty in staying closely connected with family: we feel each other's ebb and flow, each other's joys and sorrow, presence and absence.  Even though I didn't spend much time with Jim Duffy, my memories of how he loved to laugh and spend time with his family are crystal clear.  It seems perfect that his "side of the Faris Family" wears cheery, vibrant YELLOW to reunions.  That color reflects Jim's playfulness.  Jim will be missed. Yellow also reminds me of an ever-glowing candle flame... one that warms... just like Jim did our hearts.  He will be missed and forever loved.   
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  Lori Duffy Gach
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Had a GREAT time at the reunion, so much fun catching up with family I haven't seen in some time. A special thank you to Lois and Wendal for going to see Dad in Great Falls, he really enjoyed visiting and catching up. Love and already miss you all. xoxo   Lori
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  Kathy Morris
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Can't wait to get to Montana to see a few cousins I rarely see and meet new ones.  Coming with my mother, Mary (Lochray) Tinkle and my husband Mike.  My sister (Kim Silbaugh) and her husband (Ed) will be there too.  I love to travel and see new places and I don't mind taking a few days off of work either!  See you next Thursday!  PS Mom's husband Sam will NOT be making the trip, he recently had a bout of pneumonia and was hospitalized; traveling would be hard on him during his recovery so he'll be staying at home in Indiana.  He just celebrated his 90th birthday in May.
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  Sandy Faris
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Hi everyone,I just spoke with Theresa Walker this evening and ask how Aunt Mabel was doing.
Also ask where she was. She is at the Missouri River Manor Nursing Home recovering from her fall.
I spoke with Aunt Mabel tonight she is working hard with therapy 2 times a day in walking.She is doing pretty well and says I will be at the reunion with all my family. So continue to think of her in your prayers for strength and wellness. Her phone number is 1-406-952-3047. We will miss you all at the reunion safe travels for all. Sandy and Dave
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  Wendy Harness Gage
Monday, June 28, 2010
Hello Family,Please join me in sending Mabel your warmest thoughts and prayers as she recovers from an awful fall she took last Friday that broke her pelvis.  WE LOVE YOU MABEL!!Congrats to those of you who have discovered and are using our web site's MESSAGE BOARDS... your Reunion Committee has purchased the rights to this site for FIVE years -- so there is plenty of time to get your information posted on FAMILY PAGES.  Did you notice we are fast approaching 1,000 hits to our web site.  Our enthusiasm for family continues to spread like WILD FIRE!C U soon -- oxox,  wendyps.  Sandy & Dave - Thanks for letting us know what's happening in your family.  We are going to miss you at reunion -- see you in 5 years if not before.  HAPPY MARRIAGE on July 24!!
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  Sandy Faris
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Hi everyone, just a quick note to say sadly at the last minute I and my future spouse Dave Sjogren will not be able to make the reunion. Dave was laid off in mid May from a state job in South Dakota.So we decided to pack up and move to Mn. So here we are looking for jobs and trying to settle in. Also my daughter is coming from Switzerland.
Dave's folks live here and are getting up in years as we all are. E-Gads social security here I come this fall.
Also Dave and I are planning to get married on July 24,2010 here in Mn.
He has two daughters and no grandchildren yet. I have 10.
We wish you all safe travels to and from.I will be thinking of you all and will miss the laughter and stories that are always told at the reunions.
My new address is 6140 Quinwood Lane N. Apt 4215 Plymouth Mn 55442
If any one gets to Mn feel free to call we would love to see you.

Sandy Faris/Dave Sjogren(show-gren)
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  Lora (Harness) Bresson
Monday, May 31, 2010
Hi family,
I can't wait for my children Molly (13 years old) and Nico (8 years old) to go to their first family reunion in Montana! I am a fast paced, east coast gal now but i haven't forgotten how to relax in the summer heat and beautiful sky! See ya soon.
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  Russ Faris
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
All is well. I looked at Ruby's Banquet acommodations today. Looks good, we should be able to fit the whole clan in one large space. We're looking forward to the big event. Ruby's is very close to some good eateries, shopping, and movie theatres. Something for everyone.
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  wendy harness gage - pleased as punch
Saturday, March 20, 2010
 Hello Family,    We're less than 4 months away from our special gathering and I'm pleased as punch with how everything is falling into place.  Thanks to the great work of our family branch coordinators... rsvps for reunion and dinner keep pouring in.  We've had over 575 hits on our website!  Congratulations to Lois and Eileen for winning our photo contests - prizes await you at Ruby's!  I just posted a new quiz... it's a hard one.  Now's the time to ask your family to finalize their summer plans.  We'd LOVE to see ya all in Montana!  Enjoy the blessings of springtime.  hugs from Vashon Island, WA
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  Tom Duffy
Sunday, February 14, 2010
 ....that would be Tom Duffy (see below)
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  Tom
Sunday, February 14, 2010
 REEEAL -LY Looking forward to seeing everyone...Are there any plans for a trip to the nearest lake?Do we need to bring boat? jet skis? What kind of talent are you looking for??(hee,hee,hee)
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  Mabel Walker
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
 Start out the new year by writing a letter.   All are well here.  Most of our snow and ice are gone except for the big piles left from clearing parking places and such. I understand my name is on the register list for the reunion.  The following families plan to be there, but not all are staying at Ruby's.  They will be coming at different times. Joyce & Dale, Susie, Mike & Nick, as well as Brandy, Bryan & 2 little girls.  Jim & Theresa, Bill & Jean.  David & Sue, Amber & Ed, Tylin & Elizabeth, Charles & Mandi and 2 boys from California and possibly Brad & Debbie & Bailey Jo.  Penny Franz & Tom & Jennifer Smith & 2 children.  Betty and I plan to be at Ruby's on Thursday, as well as some of the others.  We plan to wear MAROON on Saturday. After living here in the Falls for almost 15 years, I'm getting a washer & dryer installed in my house.  Will be a big help as getting my clothes to Joyce's thru snow & ice was hard to do at times.   Looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion.   Love, Mabel (This letter was originally sent to Lois and Wendall Harness.  Wendy asked Mabel if it could be posted on Faris Family Guest Book.  "Sure, if you think others would enjoy it." )
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  Bridget and Justin Hutchinson
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Justin and I are looking forward to another trip to Montana, our first as a married couple, yah!
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  Tawnia LeMay
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I'm Kay Faris Murphy's daughter.  I don't know if I'll be able to make it to the reunion, but I have many great memories from spending time with all the family at the 1985 & 1995 reunions!!
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  Sylva H Christ
Friday, January 1, 2010
 I couldn't have married into a more loving family.  I don't believe I've ever missed a Faris Family Reunion.  My husband, Ralph, wouldn't have ever missed any!  I'll be there this summer and hope I can bring Ralph with me.  Happy New Year! Sylva  Alberton, Mt
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  Liz Christ
Monday, December 7, 2009
 Count me in for the Faris Reunion 2010 - see you there!
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  Sandy Faris/Dave Sjogren
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Hello everyone, this will be exciting to get  acquainted a little before the reunion.

See you all at Ruby's July 2010

Sandy & Dave
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  Wendy Harness Gage
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Hi Family,  It's exciting to see we've had over 140 hits on our website!  (20 of them are mine... count gets dinged every time I update site.)  Thanks goes to LIZ CHRIST and RENEE BARRON for becoming their Branch Coordinator!!  Looks like our guest book function wasn't working right... so if you submitted an entry and you don't see it posted here -- PLEASE SUBMIT again.  Thanks much!   wendy PS.  Congrats on the recent marriage of Bridget Duffy to Justin Hutchinson.  Gary Powell email to me reports, "Lots of family and lots of fun"... just like our reunion is going to be this summer.   
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  Penny (Gipe) Franz
Monday, November 30, 2009
Excited to be coming to Montana again in 2010.  Grandma Mabel had only 1 great great grandchild in 2005 and now she has 4!  Hope we can get them all together.
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  Larry Powell
Friday, November 27, 2009
Great Website!  Just google mapped the distance it's 11.5 hours from our home in Park City, UT...see y'all there.  Thanks Gary and Wendy.
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  Jo Powell
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Can't wait!
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  Donna Powell
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Lets never forget the wonderful fun times that we have had at the reunions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I will be there. Lover Donna
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  Valarie (Koefelda) Bennett
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Not sure if I'll make it this year. Lots happening with a new grandbaby arriving in January. I need to make a trip home, too so we'll see. Looking forward to hearing from everyone. And let's give Wendy and Gary a big hand for the great website! I'll add a link on Facebook, too!
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  Wendy Gage
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
test, test, test... Hello?  Anyone there?  Not sure where this little HOWDY DO will end up... Guess we'll see.   I want you to know I have had a great time working with Gary and my mom (Lois) to create this Family website. I kept replaying "Meet Me in Montana" to help set the mood.  Now, I'm thinking I'm going to have to learn the words so I can karaoke it in our Faris Family Follies.  I'm looking for a duet partner.  Anyone of ya sing like Dan Seals?  I'm practicing my Marie Osmond.  Won't you meet me in Montana this summer?  I sure hope so!  Happy Thanksgiving Faris Family!   oxox,  wendy lou
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