Ida Bender Emry

Profile Updated: December 10, 2020
Ida Bender
Class Year: 1967
Residing In: Port Townsend, WA USA
Occupation: Retired
Children: 3
Yes! Attending Reunion
Which class?


What States have you've lived in other than IL?


Where have you worked and/or retired from?

Illinois bell, mountain bell, CenturyLink

Have you ever been Self-Employed?


If Yes. What is/was the name of your company? What is/was your title? Where is/was it located? Nature of Business.

Sol's pizza owner also NM realtor.

Marriage Date

April 14, 2014

Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?


Have you been married more than once?


Grand Children:

Charlotte 2016, Alexis 2018

What were you in High School?

Other Greaser

Who was your favorite teacher/s and why?

My homeroom teacher was Ms. Rose Budzinski. She had a lab/garden that she let me help her water and weed. I believe my love for gardening began because of her.

What teacher/s did you dislike and why?

I had a geometry teacher that was cruel because of her hatred towards another Bender student that I was unrelated to. She seated me at a desk with Bender carved in it. She made me stand during her class. I have no idea why I didn't get changed out of her class. I didn't learn anything.

What committee/s where you on?


What is your favorite memory or memories of AHS?

I enjoyed cheerleader practice, although I did not stick it out. Loved highschool at Austin. I commuted by bus my senior year.

What Elementary School did you attend?


Did you go to College?


If Yes, Where and When?


Level of Education

Some College

Did you go to a Technical School?


What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

I have traveled the globe, it is the best way to learn geography.
Kept moving West and living by the bay is where I'm happiest.
Hubby taught high school chemistry and was also a master Gardener. Our gardens are quite nice as everything grows here pretty much year round.

Have you ever been on TV?

In 1974 I was on the Phil Donahue show, in the audience that is.

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Aug 07, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Hi there Dorothy,

We graduated in different years but we share the same birthday. We also both live in Washington. My husband and I moved to Port Townsend in 2014 and love it here.

Ida Bender Emry has left an In Memory comment for Betsy Zapantis Heotis.
Feb 09, 2019 at 7:33 PM

I've thought of her over the years. She was a good influence on me to be athletic. She wasn't much older than us when we were 14 she was 21.

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Feb 09, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Wayne, I read your book and liked it. Only took a few days, an easy read. Reminded me of my family. My parents migrated from Lithuania and Poland as babies.

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Dec 25, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Happy Holidays and a "Very Happy Upcoming Birthday". It's been a while since I got together with anyone and remember the few times you organized a dinner when you were in town.
Health issues two years ago have healed up and my email address changed, so nobody knew how to contact me. Enjoy your special upcoming day New Years and be safe.

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Jan 08, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Colleen's young life was shortened by her murder.

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