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Oswald Engelbart - Year Entered 1963

Oswald Engelbart

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02/16/15 10:48 AM #1    

Tina Simin (Engelbart) (1967)

Ozzie, as he was known, entered AC, Pasadena in 1963. He was one of a few pioneer students selected to go to Big Sandy in 1964. Then in 1965 he had the opportunity to attend Bricket Wood for 2 years where he graduated. He met his wife-to-be, Tina Simin, in Bricket Wood, and they were assigned to the ministry in Dallas Texas where they were from 1967 - 1973, where he was ordained into the ministry.  All three of their children were born there.

Then he was sent to Pasadena for 1/2 year and from there to the Poconos, Pa from 1974 - 1983. Modesto, Ca was the next assignedment and then Fayeville, AR.

He died in a head on car collision in 2000.



02/17/15 10:18 AM #2    

Ardis Nelson (Hägg) (1963)

I also came to AC Pasadena in 1963.  Ozzie and I were among those chosen to go to Big Sandy for the "pioneer year" for the BS campus.  I got to know Ozzie quite well there -- we had a bond -- we were both from farms -- he from Nebraska, and I from North Dakota.

We were then chosen to go to Bricket Wood for our 3rd year (juniors in US speak).  We were the first two students to go to all three campuses.  That is where Ozzie and I became very good friends.  Whenever we could schedule it, we would play squash.  I gave him a good run for his money, but he always beat me!  That is one of the highlights of my life at BW campus. 

Another wonderful memory I have of Ozzie is his singing.  He had the most beautiful voice.  We would go for walks on Sabbath morning, and he would sing to me!  I will never forget his singing of "Somewhere There's a Place for Us" from West Side Story.

When we went to Germany on our Senior trip, Ozzie and I spent a lot of time together exploring Berlin.  We really enjoyed the German Beer.

Ozzie fell in love with a beautiful lady, Tina Simmon -- we became good friends.  In fact, I borrowed Tina's wedding dress for my own wedding!

Ozzie was a wonderful man, person and friend.  I still miss him.

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