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How many times did I tell John that I was never going to be a teacher? I loved assisting him in his theatre program at Payson High School because... well... it was theatre. Watching him work with "his kids" over the years changed my views about what teachers did. When i took over our progam as the full-time educator, he would say to me over and over, "You decide.. It's your program now." He made me strong, confident and passionate about why teachers teach.

Posted by: Kathy Siler - Payson, AZ - spouse   Jan 24, 2013

One night at a rehearsal, John and I decided to help the lady who was playing for the show. We sang along. She stopped. "What key are you singing in?"
John smiled. "The white ones. In the key of R-flat." "You're flat all right." She played on, so loudly no one could hear us sing.

The miles we hiked. The stories we told. These are the things which make our lives worth while.

Thank you, John, for our memories.

Posted by: vern harden - Cedaredge, CO - friend   Jun 13, 2011

When I was in 4th grade I had Johns mother for my 4th grade teacher. She would brag about how her son was in college learning to be a teacher and that someday we might be in his class. Well when I got to highschool there he was. Siler came rideing into town in a purple A.M.C. Javolin hot rod "cool car" Siler alwase liked sports cars the Datsun and the Z-car are the latest testament to that. And sence

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Posted by: james roscoe harden - cedaredge, CO - friend/student   Jun 11, 2011

To hard to say much right now,, tears to high.. will write later.

Posted by: james roscoe harden - cedaredge, CO - friend / student   Jun 10, 2011