RICHARD WILLKOM

Profile Updated: August 6, 2018
Residing In Billings, MT USA
Spouse/Partner Brenda
Occupation Retired
Children Erika Beddow, born 1974

Lara Robison, born 1975
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After graduation from BSHS in 67 I went to Parks School of Business in Denver Colorado, graduating as a wiring operator for IBM Accounting Machines. I returned to Billings the fall of 1968 and attended EMC as a Math major trying to become a computer programmer.
I met Brenda, a nursing student attending St. Vincent's School of Nursing in Aperal of 1970. We were married Oct 3rd 1970.
In 1971 I started working as a purchasing and parts management for Studer Construction. I stayed with them through building and start of The Briar-Wood subdivision and Golf Course. I was then hired as purchasing agent for Midland Materials, which became Midland O'leary then Knife River. I switched positions and became parts and warehouse manager for McCall Pools.
I retired in 2013. Brenda joined me in retirement in 2015. We bought an repaired a motor home last year and are planing a summer of travel and adventures.
My interests include skiing, hiking, photography, fly fishing, camping, computers and wood working.
Dec 9th 2014 I had a lumpectomy on my left breast. Dec 11th I received the results as positive for cancer. Jan 8th 2015 I had a double mastectomy and Centennial Node biopsy. The tumor was 30 mm and it had invaded 4mm past its border. From this is was suggested I did not need radiation, but did need four rounds of Chemo. Since Brenda was an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner, she was perfect as a personal nurse. I have since been through Pulmonary Rehab from St V's, mostly for my COPD, and the Livestrong program at the YMCA. I am mostly recovered and am totally Cancer Free now. I posted my treatment and reactions on Face Book trying to help other cancer patents learn from my experiences and to Inform all men that they can get Breast Cancer. I am thankful when I felt the lump I had my wife check it out.

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Posted on: Jun 23, 2020 at 11:47 AM

Happy belated birthday Connie. I hope you have a great year. Your work at keeping the class informed and engaged is great. Looking at our camping reservation calendar, it looks like we will be out of town for the next 3 first Monday gatherings. I will miss seeing all, but the way campgrounds are we have to make our plans in the winter before they fill up. Tell all hi and see ya again in the fall.

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Jun 23, 2020 at 11:32 AM

I can testify that any woman I remember from the Terry Park area of town could stand up against anybody anytime.

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May 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

Happy Birthday Ron. Have a great year.

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Happy birthday Tim. Hope you have a great year.

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Posted on: Sep 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM

Congratulations John. We will be pulling for ya in the General.

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Aug 28, 2019 at 4:04 PM

Happy Birthday Mike. Have a special day and year.

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Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 at 11:09 PM

Happy birthday John. Hope you get all you wished for. Have a great year.

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Happy birthday Tim. Hope to see you at the Feb class get together. Jave a great year.

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Happy birthday Irv. Have a great year..

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