Taos High alumni looking forward to 50th reunion

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Posted 8/29/19

Taos High School Class of 1969 will be holding its 50th high school reunion over the Labor Day holiday.The dinner and dance will be Saturday (Aug. 31) at 6 p.m. at Old Martina's Hall. Sunday will be …

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Taos High alumni looking forward to 50th reunion

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Taos High School Class of 1969 will be holding its 50th high school reunion over the Labor Day holiday.

The dinner and dance will be Saturday (Aug. 31) at 6 p.m. at Old Martina's Hall. Sunday will be a picnic at the home of one of the alumni.

Among those attending will be Leslie Grainger-Haynes, who sent in the notice of the reunion and a blurb about what she's been up to since her classmates last saw her. Grainger-Haynes comes from a long line of Taoseños. Her grandparents, the Nobles, built a home in Taos in 1920 and her family built the Sagebrush Inn in the 1930s. Her family also started the Pioneer Investment Company and the Taos Travel Agency.

Grainger-Haynes pursued a career as a language and translation professional for 40 years working in the entertainment industry and private sectors. She studied at the University of New Mexico, the University of Colorado, Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the University of Manchester in England and the the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

She provided professional translation and interpretive services to the entertainment and television industry in Nashville, Tokyo and Canada as well as for Nissan Manufacturing, U.S. Tobacco and many other companies and government entities from 1980 to 1986.

She was selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Who's Who of the West. Retired in Taos, she continued her translation work pro bono for families searching for the graves of downed P-51 pilots who led the Normandy Invasion. She translated the French records, many handwritten accounts found in churches in France for American and Canadian families.

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