Gene Wee

Profile Updated: November 12, 2017
Gene Wee
Residing In: Lawrence, KS USA
Spouse/Partner: Dee Boeck, married since 1976
Occupation: retired
Children: Damon Mar, born 1984
Yes! Attending Reunion

Left Wichita for Lawrence, KS (Univ. of Kansas) and stayed.
Retired in 2014 after 47 years with the KU Memorial Unions, working a variety of departments the last in Event Services.
After high school and KU track, got into bicycling - racing, touring, organizing bike clubs, state rep for Amateur Bicycle League of America and a US Cycling Federation official. Then switched to orienteering - running, making maps, started another club (Orienteer Kansas), edited Orienteering USA.
Met Dee through cycling. We both got into the road racing world and have been active in several running clubs and have hosted the Thanksgiving Day Run in Lawrence the past 12 years. Web page editor for runLawrence.
Our son, Damon, works at the KU Med Center orthopedic lab.

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Posted on: Nov 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Every year in Lawrence KU hosts a Veterans Day Run and I usually run in it or take photos. I usually pay my respects to Kenneth Ring, while not a member of the Class of '66, he and his brother Kermit shared classes with us. This year just wanted to share this photo for all those who served.

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Thank you to all the members of the reunion planning committee. Great job on a great get-together! Had a great time catching up with everyone I could chat with. Missed some others. Nice healthy group with over 100 of us there. The Class of 66 has done well and wish everyone continued 'happy trails."

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2016 at 10:42 AM

With my wife Dee Boeck (left) and co-worker at the Kansas Union, Lilly Coultis on her retirement. Lilly's husband Ken was a West High grad, about 5 years before our class.

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Posted on: Sep 09, 2016 at 3:32 PM

The '65 football was pretty darn good. So, was the basketball team. Didn't find this shot in the yearbook so sharing from my collection. I got back to sports photography about 15 years ago when I became the local running club web page editor. I see some classmates have done very well professionally as photographers. The celebration is from a game Dec 17, 1965. Who did we beat?

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Posted on: Sep 03, 2016 at 12:34 PM

We felt the Oklahoma earthquake in Lawrence this morning. OK in Wichita?

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM

For grins, we lined up Dan Cott against David Koch (football versus cross country) in this photo. I don't remember if we ever published it. Dan was all state; David became a Marine. Tough guys. Got back into photography after I got myself to be the local running club web page editor.

Aug 02, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Hi. Eugene. My husband's name is Duane. At the KU relays in 1966 his 4X800 team won the event in 7 minutes 52 seconds. He's always said the other three told him, "Just don't drop the baton, Frederick." Of course, the year before (1965) East's team won it with Jim Ryun. My husband thinks their time was 7 minutes 48 seconds. I'll ask my husband if he remembers a teammate (or himself) collapsing before the end of the race. I HOPE to see you at the reunion. My husband and you can exchange running memories. David Koch was also quite a runner. He came to our 45th reunion. GO PIONEERS! Ella Lehl Frederick

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Posted on: Aug 02, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Hello, Eugene. It's been so good to have an update from you. I remember working on the West Word newspaper staff with you. My husband, who graduated from North High in '66, remembers running against you in Cross Country. What a wonderful journey you have had with bicycling! It would be FANTASTIC if you could come to our 50th reunion this October! Ella Lehl Frederick

Aug 02, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Hi! Eugene... Dave Baughman here. It's great to see you! I don't know if you remember me, I helped you take photos of games and sports for the yearbook. I';m living in Newton, Kansas and work in Park City. I've been in the t-shirt business for 40 years and have screen printed over 2,000,000 shirts. I'm not ready to retire just yet... I'm still having fun. Back in the day I printed my first shirts when I was at West High. Hope to hear from you soon! Dave

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Aug 01, 2016 at 9:03 PM

50 years ago? Last century?

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