The Dayton Foundation held the fourth annual Scholarship CONNECT Luncheon to recognize scholarship winners from OHS and other area schools.
In Memory of Brad Butcher, Class of 1964
Brad's life was all about family and his work as a paving contractor. We began our life together in 1963 while attending Oakwood High and after five years of dating were married in 1968. Many of you knew him as a classmate and/or were a baseball team mate.
His love of baseball continued through the years as he coached and played the game. At age 55, he actively played in a men's over 40 hardball league here in California until he suffered cardiac arrest/congestive heart failure, which in time took his life in March of 2018 at the age of 73.
His great positive attitude and love of family was always his rock, and this focus kept him strong for many years. We were fortunate to have our two children and their spouses and grandchildren here in California within a short distance of us, which gave us an abundance of time to share with them which was a blessing. In our retirement years, we lived in the Santa Cruz area and relished our days at the beach.
We love and miss him every day as our lives go on without him. I am thankful for the family support here with me, including my brother Dan Price. Brad leaves behind our children, Lisa Dicus, and Dan Butcher, our six grandchildren, and his brothers Craig Butcher, Scott Butcher and John Dotta.
Marcia Price Butcher, ‘63
‘02 Alum Launches Sustainable Skincare Line
Spruce + Bee, a sustainable skincare line launched by Queen Bee and owner, Britt (King) Sanders ‘02 is the newest thing in sustainable beauty.
Last fall, Britt set out to create a line of simple, sustainable products as good for the skin as they are the earth. She handmakes products like lip balm, rose toner, salve, tub tea and Man Hands, a cracked skin balm for hands and feet. Britt has also created a non-aerosol dry shampoo with the sweet scent of coco and lavender.
“I have horrible skin, I have my whole life. I spent years making products for myself that really, honestly worked. I took out all the artificial stuff, chemicals and parabens and just started simple with things like shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils like sweet orange and lavender,” she says of her products. “I was so excited scale these products so I can share them with those who struggle with their skin and others who just want to treat themselves to rosemary lip balm, or toner that smells like a rose garden."
While Britt is busy hand-pouring salves and balms, her business is giving back. A portion of all sales are donated to Bee Public, an Indianapolis based organization working to educate the community on the importance of saving the honeybee population.
Spruce + Bee is available online at www.spruceandbee.com or follow them on Instagram + Facebook @spruceandbee. Use promocode JILLSSHIPFREE for free shipping!
It's never too early to start making plans for next year! Classes of '49, '54, '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09 and '14! Contact email@example.com to get your reunion planning started!
Amy Borgert Martin (OHS '98)
Alumni Assoc. Director
Oakwood Alumni Association
20 Rubicon Road
Oakwood, OH 45409
Make sure to stay in touch with the Oakwood Alumni Association!
ALUMNI ADVISORY BOARD
Rene' Arnold Anderson, '71
Cate DaPrato Berger, '00
Jane Brennan, '57
Ruth Carey Deddens,'64
Mike Ditmer, '71
Pattie Bieser Edmonson, '58
Rachel Villarreal Keyes, '95
David Williams, '80
Michael Whalen, '04