2010 Snook Reunion Notes and Pictures
Branson, MO
Sitting (L-R): Warren Forrest; Connie Moore; Walter "Stumpy" Taggart; James Lockhart; Harry Landers
Middle Row (L-R): Merton (Tex) Bishop; Dick Tauzell; Bob Pettengill; Frank Forneris; Nick Dalebout; Paul Lary
Back Row (L-R): Norm Wibel; Pete Kuykendall; Russ Gehl; Vince Ortiz; Ron Athey; Charles "Harv" Harvey
Not pictured: Don Compton                                                                                                                                      
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If you attended the reunion and would like to submit stories or pictures, contact Bob Pettengill at kb5rex@gmail.com to submit your information.

The 2010 Snook reunion in Branson, MO was a great success. Many thanks to Ron and Penny Athey for their tireless efforts in setting up a fine gathering place. 18 Snook shipmates were in attendance, many with their wife or friend (see list below). On Monday evening we had a Welcome Aboard gathering with fine food and drinks that gave all in attendance a chance to reunite, take a few pictures, and share many a sea story. The Hospitality Room was open during the day throughout the week and provided an opportunity for more visiting and was well stocked with snacks and drinks.

Tuesday and Wednesday were open days where folks could come and go and many took in the sights and many shows that are offered in the Branson area. Wednesday evening most of the crew gathered and was bussed to the Grand Country Buffett for a nice dinner before attending the Grand Jubilee show at the Grand Country. A fine time was had by all.

Six attending wives were recognized as "Snook Wives" with Certificates of Recognition presented by Bob Pettengill. A Snook wife means she was married to a Snook sailor during his time served on Snook and gave support and encouragement throughout the tour of duty. The six recognized were:
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Harry & LaVonne Landers C.L. Harv & Gayle Harvey Tex & Roxie Bishop Bob & Diana Pettengill Frank & Imogene Forneris
Not pictured: Dee (& Don) Compton

In Attendance

Ron Athey  Penny TMC(SS) 75-78
Tex Bishop Roxie MM1(SS) 61-66
Don Compton Dee MMCS(SS) 73-76
Nick Dalebout TM1(SS) 61-63
Frank Forneris Imogene QMCS(SS) COB 76-79
Warren Forrest Gail EMCM(SS) 64-65
Russ Gehl MM1(SS) 67-70
Charles "Harv" Harvey Gayle QM2(SS) 61-62
Pete Kuykendall Karen Marx RD2(SS) 60-64
Harry Landers LaVonne ET1(SS) 60-62
Paul Lary Sharon Lazaruk MM3(SS) 63-65
James Lockhart CS3(SS) 60-63
Connie Moore Jane TM1(SS) 60-63
Vince Ortiz ET1(SS) 80-83
Bob Pettengill Diana ETR2(SS) 72-76
Walter "Stumpy" Taggart FTG1(SS) 61-64
Dick Tauzell Peggy Aarsvold MM2(SS) 73-75
Norm Wibel MMC(SS) 61-66
2010 Snook Reunion CD