Collected Tales from our Life's Journey's




Stephen LeFebvre


Where have you been? and what have you been doing? - - - family, school, career, pastimes, good times, etc.

I've been married for 52 years, just not to the same person.  My current spouse of 27 years, Dr. Betsy LeFebvre is retired military, just as I am.  We were married by fellow Eastmoor classmate and good friend Steve Gutridge. I taught in the Columbus Public Schools until 1987 and was the Principal at Eastmoor Middle School.  I blended my educational background and military participation as an Air National Guard officer and pilot.  I flew fighters at Rickenbacker and Tucson Arizona for 30 years.  Now, I can't hear a damn thing!  Four children make up my fantastic blended family.  My son Chris, lives outside of Tucson.  Daughter Julie lives in North Pole Alaska.  Daughter Nicole lives in Tucson, and stepdaughter Sara lives in Tucson.  The military took me all over the world, Europe, Asia, South America and "The Pentagon".  I'm retired now and live on an island in Puget Sound in the great Nortwest.  Betsy and I enjoy the retired life and the opportunities it provides for travel.  

favorite high school memory

Playing football for Coach Bob Stuart was a hoot.  Team building took on true meaning with guys like Steve Gutridge, Jerry Speakman, Chuck Schott and others that enjoyed the sport.

unique achievement

I was the Director of Combat Operations for the war in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003. This was a position of great responsibility, and I have some very strong feelings and opinions about how all of that took place and recently ended in disaster.

standout event

Pick any of our reunions and I enjoyed listening and admiring the accomplishments of our classmates.  Outstanding citizens all.

unforgettable trip

Military trips ususally come to mind, but in this case and at this time, our most recent "road trip" by car is a highlight.  Seattle to Wenatchee WA, visiting friends and apple orchards.  On to Spokane to visit friends, visit my grandson, attend a wedding and enjoy the fall colors.  On to Columbus, and a fantastic stay with Jim and Celia Crossley.  Up to Newport Rhode Island and a stay on a large sailboat for serveral days.  Down to D.C. to visit all the 'buds' from the military Pentagon days.  It just doesn't get any better than traveling aroung the country with Betsy and seeing lifetime friends.

little-known fact

I survived a plane crash in 1980 by ejecting from my crippled fighter over Indiana.  Nobody hurt, and of course, I lived to fly another day.

You’ve come a long way in 55 years. Where are you going in the next five years?

Enjoy the life of the consumate Snowbird.  Living on Whidbey Island in the Summer and in Tucson Arizona in the Winter.  Of course, we'd like to actually get to attend an Eastmoor reunion and catch up with all of our classmates.