William Ray Olcott

Profile Updated: July 3, 2016
William Ray Olcott
Class Year 1964
Residing In Appleton, WI USA
Spouse/Partner Janet Sue Olcott (Lane)
Occupation (if retired tell occupation and history) Consulting - Community, Trainer
Children (list name and year of birth, not age) Ben born 1968, Nikki born 1971, Three Grand Children
Military Service Army Engineers  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Married and 15 days later I went to Viet Nam, got back in one piece. Moved to Northern Wisconsin, my parents had bought a resort. We worked with them for the next 5 years. Was hired to start a 1/2 way house for Drug and Alcohol abuseres Earned my credentials as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Got involved in the professional Assoc at both State and National Level. Got involved in training people to become counselors, and was asked to become a trainer in a major National Prevention Project. Helped develop a 2 yr degree for Counselors, was ask to teach several of the classes, eventually became Dept Chair. Went back to College and received my BA degree in 2011. Retired now, do some consulting. Life is good, still married to same sweet girl - 49 - yrs this year

School Story

Life was sure a lot simplier then. I remember one of our class mates' family had a refrigerated truck and it was parked out front of the school - it was full of beer, and any of us who wanted one could just walk up and we were given one. Don't remember that anyone got in trouble...

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Dec 12, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Dec 12, 2017 at 4:33 AM
William Ray Olcott has left an In Memory comment for Jerry Baird.
Aug 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Jerry and I had been good friends back in those high school years. I remember he had gotten a good position with the Gasoline Company that had the contract for the Toal Road sites. He was my Best Man at our Wedding back in 1967. I left for Vietnam 15 days later. I found out when I returned from overseas that Jerry had apparently committed suicide sometime during that year I was over there. I haven't had a chance to talk with his wife Karen and she's not living in the area. A sad ending to a good friend.

Bill Olcott

Dec 12, 2016 at 4:33 AM