Marilyn Joyce Hirte



Name in High School: Marilyn Joyce Hirte

Favorite High School Memories:
Yearbook!  It was an incredible experience to be on the staff for three years.  I learned so much from each of my positions.
Anything to do with ART was a plus.

Favorite Teachers:
Art teachers and Mr. Conlon (yearbook advisor)



Name: Marilyn Joyce

Spouse/Partner: Flying solo for a long time

Children: Joel 37 years old married to Laurel.  They live in Brooklyn, New York.  He is the editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Alex 33 years old and his partner Libbey.  They live in Austin, Texas.  He is the A-GM at El Monumento.

Grandchildren: Henry Clay Pinson Weber 3 years old and the ‘boss’ of the Brooklyn household.

Occupation: Retired High School Art Teacher
Hillsboro School District

I have acreage and operate a small tree farm playing Santa in November and December.

Since retirement three years ago, I have been expanding my art studio practice.  This past winter I was awarded a residency at PLAYA Summer Lake and received  a stipend  from the Ford Family Foundation.  Yes, to late bloomers!  You can find me on Instagram  marilynjoyceartist and my website

Favorite Pastimes: My kiddos and sweet grandson are tops on my list.
Being in the great out-of-doors is a must.  I love to hike, snowshoe, garden and learn about the geology of Oregon.
I am blessed with amazing friends and sharing time with them is a gift.
It seems like I am getting to know JetBlue and Alaska airlines very well as I go between Texas and New York.  Out of country trips planned for next year.

Highlights of My Life Since High School:
Grateful that I have been blessed with good health, loving family and dear, dear friends.  Looking forward to more adventures.

< Previous  classmate  Next >

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Katy Nadal
Katy Nadal
5 years ago

Marilyn, I hope there will be an opportunity to talk to you again. Really didn’t get a chance to visit with many that night. Both of my sisters-in-law are ‘later in life’ artists and I have gained a better appreciation of art since then, especially the challenge of having it seen and appreciated. Let me know when you are exhibiting. Happy to know you are enjoying your children even though it definitely means travelling to them often as not. I know they appreciate it and it’s fun, too. My Boston family just returned to the PNW for which I am… Read more »

5 years ago

So wonderful to talk with you at the reunion! You have had a full and exciting life! And even though I miss your beautiful red hair, your hair now is lovely! Perhaps we can connect sometime.

Kathy Janda
Kathy Janda
5 years ago

Hey Marilyn! I’m so glad we have kept in touch trough the years – I’ve really enjoyed our friendship since we were 5 years old! Wow – we haven’t changed a bit since HS! Hugs

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x