Dean was born in Oklahoma and the family moved from Oklahoma to Washington when he was one. Dean graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1952 where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Dean was elected 2nd team “All-League” and 3rd team “All-League” in his 2 years of participating in basketball. After high school graduation,
Shirley (Puppe) Agodoa was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her family moved to Longview where her father worked for the Postal Service and then later accepted a teaching position when the Mark Morris High school was opened. She attended St. Helen’s Elementary, Kessler, Monticello, and RA Long High School. She started playing Clarinet in the Band while at Kessler and continued through High School, receiving the ‘Outstanding Music’ Award in her senior year.
Verona takes great pride in her educational past in Longview schools, especially at R.A. Long. She attended CVG. Kessler, as well as RAL. She has always given credit to many of the teachers along the way. Miss Johnson and Miss Fenstermacher in art classes. Verona says that their teaching came in handy when she became a graphic artist in the television world. Muriel Albert taught her about drama in the Children’s Theatre Plays she produced. She was given leading rolls which helped her be unafraid in later television appearances. Mr.