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Friday night

Date: September 28, 2012
Time: 6-11:00pm
Place: Ruth's Chris Steak House
501 Pavillions, Sacramento, CA
Format: no host cocktails, alums only, classes 61,63,64 cordially invited to attend

Reunion contact:  Alice Braio Bogert

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1962: The Year in Review
Headline News:
John Glenn is first American to orbit the earth.
Cuban missile crises; President Kennedy orders Cuban blockade.
Nelson Mandela imprisoned.
President Kennedy increases aid to Vietnam.

Entertainment News:
Marilyn Monroe dies of drug overdose at age 36.
Johnny Carson becomes host of The Tonight Show.
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "Lawrence of Arabia"
Grammy Record of the Year - "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony
Telstar TV satellite launched, making worldwide television & cable networks
a reality.

Sports News:
World Series - NY Yankees d. SF Giants (4-3).
NBA Championship - Boston Celtics d. LA Lakers (4-3).


Patrick Lowry Boltinghouse
Captain Patrick Lowry Boltinghouse, US Army - June 29, 1944 Phoenix, AZ - Feb. 21, 2020, in his own bed as he wanted - Sac., CA. Patrick was a man of his times. He was raised in "the fortress" as an Army brat by the post-World War Two generation. He understood the Cold War, stepped up to fight three times for America in Southeast Asia, once with the Special Forces, twice as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, won the Bronze Star (with Valor device), and came back as a poster boy for Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) as a result. He never felt adequately welcomed or appreciated by his country. As his VA psychiatrist once said, "calm waters do not a good sailor make" and combat changes a man. Patrick lived his life in accordance with the Cadet Honor Code of West Point, where a man does not lie, cheat or steal, and when he found others wanting in that regard, Patrick did not suffer fools gladly and neither do we. In his later years, Pat played Santa Claus, not only for our former Governor Deukmejian, but at the Macy's Parade in San Francisco, and played the part, so well, for many a child in hospitals throughout our area, something of which he was justifiably proud. "Those who stand and wait also serve" ...and suffer the consequences. Patrick is survived by three loving siblings, Philip, Pamela (Wilbur), and Paul, who struggled to understand him along with his four wives; Ann, Patricia, Rita, and Pam; his daughters, Ellen and Lori; his two grandchildren whom he never met, Henry and Violet; his Cousin Glenda from Arizona who knew him as well as any of us; three generations of nieces and nephews that gave him happiness by being their avuncular Uncle Daddy-o; as well as the two generations of Green Berets of our family he inspired and helped through their time in the barrel. Captain Boltinghouse bravely dealt with disabling injuries sustained in service of his country, both physical and psychological. We loved him, and for all of his faults we shall remember the better angels of his nature. As per his wishes, there will be no services and his ashes will be scattered in a lovely California location yet to be determined. Remembrances can be made to disabled veterans support groups. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 24, 2020.
Linda Weatherford Ballance

“They say that there are no coincidences in life. But, this past month has certainly poked holes in that theory.

Today, it's been 1 month since Mom made her eternal journey...and 4 years since Dad made his.

Both passed on the 13th of the month.

However, Mom left us on the 39th anniversary of the passing of our Grandpa Ballance (Dad's Dad)...which was also on a Friday the 13th.

No matter how you feel about all of that, the bottom line is this...the connection between these dates, those people, and our family is undisputable and incredibly strong.

Mom and Dad will both be missed and loved for eternity. Not just on the 13th...but every day.


Grandpa Irv Ballance: 4/10/1919-3/13/1981“

Lance Ballance '85

Richard Benvenuti
Richard Joseph Benvenuti passed away on November 7, 2019 at the age of 76, peacefully and surrounded by family. He was born on September 24, 1943 in Passaic, New Jersey, the oldest of 4 children born to Joseph and Nancy Benvenuti. In 1949, the family moved to Sacramento where Richard grew up and attended Encina High School. He met his wife Elaine Marie Gray while managing the Jersey Way Apartments and together they raised 4 children. He had a lifelong career in real estate where he cultivated many lasting friendships. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends, entertaining, and was an avid reader and proselytizer of non-fiction. Classical music could be heard softly playing throughout his home, but on family trips the records of choice were An Evening With John Denver, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Tommy, and Hot Rocks. His favorite Sundays were brunch after church at the Red Lion Inn, or a trip down to the Nut Tree or to an Oakland Invaders game. His favorite activity was hauling the family across the country in the motorhome to visit relatives in New Jersey, and the many "camping trips" throughout the Pacific Northwest to visit Elaine's family in Enterprise, Oregon and Wallowa Lake, especially during Chief Joseph Days. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Elaine, parents Joseph and Nancy Benvenuti, and his sister Nancy Davis. He is survived by his brother Gary Benvenuti (Martha), sister Lynda Taylor (Chris), children Deron Benvenuti (Aimee), Carrie Sedar (John), Nancy Benvenuti, Roman Benvenuti (Linda), 7 grandchildren, and enough cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews to fill all the pages of this publication. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . Funeral services will be private.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 12, 2019.
Bruce Kaspari
"Sometimes people come into your life for a moment, a day, or a lifetime. It matters not the time they spent with you but how they impacted your life in that time." Bruce A. Kaspari passed on August 9, 2019, surrounded by family and loved ones and is now with his loving wife Jan in Heaven. Bruce was born in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, in 1944, and his family later moved to Sacramento. Preceded in death by parents Jay and Shirley Kaspari; survived by brother Greg Kaspari, son Todd (Pamela) Kaspari, stepdaughter Tammy Morgan, grandchildren Kyle (Janey), Avery, Brooke (Matthew), and Lauren, as well as great grandchildren Brooks, Barrett, and Aubrey. Bruce was truly a remarkable man, and while there are far too many accomplishments to list, here are a few: Bruce served his country in Vietnam as a Marine Corps M60 gun team leader from 1966 to 1968. He was an accomplished Executive Administrator for the State of California Department of Justice for over 30 years, having served on numerous Boards of Directors for National Child Support programs. He was founding member of the Elk Grove Marine Corps League Detachment #1238. Bruce was a loving and proud Brother, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, and perhaps most importantly, a person who touched many lives with his generosity and true concern for others. Both Bruce and Jan will be interred together in a memorial service to be held Friday, October 11, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon, CA. There will be a gathering after the service at Elk Grove Park in the Pavilion Building from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elk Grove Marine Corps League Detachment #1238.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 6, 2019

John Stombaugh, Jr.
AME1 John “Doug” Stombaugh, Jr., 74, of Baytown, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. John was born September 3, 1944 to John Stombaugh, Sr., and Mary Jane (Finn) Stombaugh in rural Nile, California. In 1962 John graduated from Encina High School in Sacramento, California and later studied Applied Science and Science & Technology at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in each in 1988. In 1961 John enlisted in the United States Navy. He was deployed overseas on the USS Bon Homme Richard (1967), USS Ticonderoga (1968), USS Oriskany (1969), USS Hancock (1975), and the USS Constellation (1977) where he sailed to Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and other places across the world. When state-side, he was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Alameda and Lemore, California; Pensacola, Florida; Whidbey Island, Washington; and finally Meridian, Mississippi. With numerous service ribbons and awards for his service, AME1 Stombaugh, Jr. was honorably discharged in 1980. After his military service, John worked as a mechanic for the family business, Reynolds Marine, Inc. until accepting a position with the City of Baytown in the Traffic Control Department in 1990, where he worked until his retirement in 2006. John met and married Robbie Jo (Reynolds) Stombaugh in 1962 during their service in the US Navy. They raised a family and were married for forty-four years until her passing in 2006. In 2013 John married his longtime companion Debra (Johnston) Stombaugh and enjoyed retirement and time with extended family. John is preceded in death by his parents, wife Robbie Jo Stombaugh, and sisters Betty Graham and Joyce Hawk. John is survived by his current wife Debra Stombaugh, sister Virginia Millington, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. His legacy remains with his and Robbie Jo’s children: Thelma Reynolds, John Douglas and Kim Stombaugh, William “Randy” and Sonya Stombaugh, and Kristie Stombaugh and fiancé Larry Barbo and his step-children from his marriage to Debra: Daniel and Cheryl Wilhelm, Amy Auld and Lori Hartis. Also left to cherish his memory are twenty grandchildren: Teresa and Pete Hayes, Julie and Nick Belt, Sarah and Bobby Knoebel, John D Stombaugh Jr, Rebekah and Shea Seip, Alison and Daniel Warrington, Christina and Juan Arroyo, Amanda Stombaugh, Brianna Stombaugh, Brayden Stombaugh, Gabriella Stombaugh and fiancé David “Mack” Coleman, Donovan Stombaugh, Skylar Barbo, Hailey Wilhelm, Averie Wilhelm, Madelynn Medders, Jaxon Vega, Talon Auld, Katelynn Hartis, Laurali Hartis, and Alexander Hartis. Sixteen great-grandchildren continue his legacy: Alexus Belt, Cainan Belt, Brynne Mayfield, Delyla Mayfield, Nicholas Knoebel, Luke Knoebel, Emma Stombaugh, Kyle Seip, Pippa Warrington, Ulrich Warrington, Julian Arroyo, Levi Arroyo, Alec Arroyo, Jason Arroyo, Logan Arroyo, and Gabriel Coleman. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, Texas, followed by a memorial service officiated by Rev. Kelley Sexton at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s name to The Wounded Warrior Foundation or to the charity closest to your heart. Family and friends will gather after the services to continue honoring John and share memories at O’Neals on the Bay, 2651 TX Hwy 146 Business at the marina (children welcome). [Published by Navarre Funeral Home]

Carol Swinehart Swanson
It is with great sadness that we announce Royeva Carol (Swinehart) Swanson of Sacramento, CA, born on February 17, 1945 in Mobile, AL, to the late Durward Swinehart, Sr. and the late Oma Swinehart, passed away at age 73 on October 26, 2018. Carol was the loving wife of Delbert Swanson, married 55 years ago on February 23, 1963. She was preceded in death by her sister Gail Swinehart. Carol was survived by her daughters Teresa Scoles (Doug), Debra Wynne (James Jr.), and Andrea Medina (George); brother Durward Jr.; grandchildren James Wynne III (Kassie), Devin Wynne, and Matthew Scoles; and great-grandchild Juliahna Wynne. She also leaves behind her greatly loved dog Sherman. Carol graduated from Encina High School, the class of 1962. She received her AA Degree from American River College, and also attended Art Center and the University of Michigan. Del and Carol started a business 43 years ago, which still operates today as Original Paint & Equipment. She selflessly volunteered in many organizations: Wildlife Care Association, Pulmo Pals, Sacramento Sheriff Dept. (VIP), NAB, DAR, and the Encina Reunion Committee. Her biggest passion was family, and she cherished the time spent with them. She loved cooking, gardening, nature, sewing, reading, and genealogy. She enjoyed and appreciated all the friendships she made along her life journey. She will be greatly missed but always in our hearts! Services will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1 PM at Mount Vernon Memorial Park located at 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Louie Costa
it breaks my heart to inform you that louie costa passed away on his 75th birthday march 12, 2019.   he is one of our class of 62 legends & will be missed.   i have no info on whether there will be a memorial service.  will send an email as news becomes available.  if anyone has more info to share, we look forward to hearing from you.   hug your loved ones, don’t let the sun set on any anger or  hurts.  life is short & tomorrow isn’t promised for any of us.  take good care.  i am hoisting  a glass for louie and saying a prayer of gratitude that he is done with dialysis & pain. feel free to join me.  alice bogert

Jerry Hjelle wrote:
Spouse: Helen Hunt Hjelle
Children/grandchildren: Jerry, jr. 49
Ann Elizabeth 36
Nicholas 33
Trivia: My oldest son, Jerry, is a Fishing boat Captain.
My youngest son, Nicholas, is a Sheriffs Deputy and SWAT team member.
My daughter is a grade school teacher.
GradeSchool: Creek side Elementary and Howe Ave.

Joan (Sullivan) Larson

Sunrise: 01/17/1944 Sunset: 06/25/2018 Joan passed away peacefully with family at her side. She leaves behind her brother Frank; 9 children, Kim, Darryl, Bobby, Marisa, Chris, Jennifer, Tiffany, Justin & Joan; many others that call her mom, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, long time friend and companion Delbert, best friend Pat Bell, and many other friends. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to Celebrate her life on July 29, 2018 @ Tahoe Park at 11am. Any questions please contact Tiffany (916) 823-0151. Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 24, 2018

Diana Kathleen Draper Nary 

Diana was born to her parents, Robert and Evelyn Draper in Sacramento, California. Attending elementary schools in both Sacramento and Lima, Peru, she graduated as eighth grade Valedictorian of Sacramento Union Academy. She attended Encina HS, Sacramento State College, & earned her BA in Music from San Francisco State University. During HS she became active in theater, musical productions, and played the organ and sang solos for church and weddings. Diana served as organist for the Trinity Episcopal Church of Folsom for 50 dedicated years, starting at age 16. Starting her career in San Francisco in 1965 with Bank of America, her talents were recognized. She became spokeswoman for the introduction of the BankAmericard, traveling throughout California. Crowned Miss San Francisco in 1967, her public relations skills flourished, earning her numerous bank promotions, culminating with Diana becoming Vice President/ Chief of Protocol. In this capacity she organized events for the bank, hosting heads of state and royalty, including Prince Charles of England. In 1986 she married Clark Nary, DDS of Sacramento and for thirty-two years they shared contrasting interests and adventures. Together they purchased and restored the original train depot in Virginia City, Nevada, where Diana sold antiques, and they collected and restored three cabooses for guests. Sacramento Savings and Loan recruited Diana to Sacramento to become their Vice President Director of Communications where she was featured in print, on radio, and in television commercials. Seeking a new adventure after the sale of Sac Savings and Loan, she became the choir, piano, and drama teacher for Carden Sunrise Christian School. Given responsibility for school programs, Diana wrote original plays so the cast would include all students. Other interests included serving as president of Zonta International, serving on the board of Girl Scouts and memberships in P.E.O and Rolls Royce Associations. She loved hosting events and teas at her home. She cherished her pet dogs. Diagnosed with ALS in 2009, Diana heroically persevered, maintaining her regular schedule as much as possible and encouraging family and friends toward reaching their own dreams and goals. Diana was fiercely loyal and committed to her loved ones and to causes she championed. Diana's faith in God was strong, as she beautifully expressed through her music. Diana will be greatly missed and remembered with love and admiration. She is survived by her loving husband Clark Nary; sister Carole Lynne (Frank John) Salas; nephew Jon Salas; niece Eva Marie (David) Nybo; grandnephew and niece Robert and Alexandra; stepchildren Dr.Jeff (Amy) Nary and grandchildren Calvin and Gabriel; and stepdaughter Carlyn Nary. Funeral service will be Monday, January 8, at 11:00. First Baptist Church of Sacramento, 2324 L St. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to SPCA or ALS. Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 6, 2018

Sandra Mansfield Goetzman
Born on July 23, 1944 in Sacramento has peacefully passed away on July 7, 2017 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Jerry Goetzman for 53 years. They traveled the world together on many cruises to Europe, Alaska, and Mexico. She is survived by her daughter Kory Goetzman who was born in 1971, and now resides in Southern California, and her beloved sister Paula Poce Virzi and brother-in-law Jerry Virzi. Sandy worked for over 15 years for DDSO which is a school for developmentally disabled adults. She spent many years doing payroll for this great school. Sandy loved having fun, playing bingo, and playing the slot machines at Jackson and Lake Tahoe. Her friends at bingo and Jackson will miss a good friend. Visitation will be at 5 pm on July 12 at St. Mary's Funeral Center 6509 Fruitridge Rd., Sacramento, CA 95820. It will be followed by a recital of the Rosary at 7 pm. Viewing will be again at St. Mary's Funeral Center on July 13 at 9am, followed by services at St. Joseph's Annex at 11am followed by 11:30am committal services. There will be a reception to follow at 12:30pm.[Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 11, 2017 ]

Michael Robichaud wrote:
Occupation: Retired: Defense Industry - General Dynamics, Ratheon Missile Systems
Spouse: Neoma Jean (Harrod) Robichaud - Encina Class of 1962
Children/grandchildren: Neoma's children:
Kimberley 55; Cindy 48; Ronald 45
SinceGraduation: Joined the US Navy and attended schools for electronics, radar, and submarines. Assigned to a submarine at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Went on search and rescue patrols for downed US pilots in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. Most memorable event during enlistment in the Navy was listening on Sonar to whales, Humpbacks and Grays, communicating while we were on patrol in the Bering Sea. After Naval service I worked in the Long Beach, CA area in aerospace and attended Long Beach City College and Compton College. Moved to the Sacramento area for work and attended American River JC. I moved to Pomona, CA and completed my education at Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Physics and a Master of Engineering degrees. Started  my professional career with General Dynamics in Pomona and worked in the Integration and Test of surface to air and surface to surface missile for the US Navy AEGIS ship defense systems. This included lots of shipyard testing and live fire exercises at sea on Guided Missile Cruisers, Destroyers, and Frigates in Pascagoula, MS, Bath, ME, and Mayport FL.
Met Neoma Harrod at the Encina 30th  reunion and moved to Elverta, CA for a while.  I was called to work at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ.  Neoma and I got married and moved to Tucson. At Raytheon I worked in Integration and Test for US Navy ship defense systems and performed the same function including presenting theory of operation and descriptions of naval missile based defense systems to the US Navy, NATO, and foreign navies including: The Netherlands; Germany; Canada; Australia; Korea (South); Taiwan: Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. I initiated the Integration and Test program for the US Navy's new USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 ship class and then I retired.
Trivia: One of the Guided Missile Cruisers (USS Vincennes) I tested and found and resolved several key issues for, I was asked by the ship's captain just before deployment, what I thought of the ships readiness in terms of air defense.  My answer - "Captain: if it flies it dies!".   Some time went by and we, at General Dynamics, heard that the Vincennes had shot down an Iranian Airbus. Boy! it really makes you think! I overheard some other Naval Defense contractors talking in a Men's Room in Pascagoula, Mississippi about testing on one of the new AEGIS class ships
and the question was asked as to who is the integration engineer from General Dynamics for this new ship.  The answer given was Mike Robichaud. A couple of guys responded with "Is that pig headed SOB back in town?"; Well
that makes me feel proud because I would never fall for "it was just a computer glitch that caused the problem". I always demanded retesting, retesting, and resolving the problem before moving on.  After 6 years of my pig
headedness and the resolution of several key problems I received an "Excellence Award" by the head of US Naval Sea Systems Command, Admiral Meinig.
Neoma and raised and trained Appaloosa Horses in Reining and Working Cow Horse endeavors.  We competed in the Appaloosa World Championships in Ft Worth, Texas in 2003 and 2005.  In 2003 we won the Reserve World Championship (2nd place) with a horse named RT's Satin Prince.  In 2005 we won the World Championship with a horse named Midnight Magic. Neoma and I joined the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assoc. and competed to several matches.  The matches are competitions in several levels of ability from beginner to expert.  Neoma won the
Womens Arizona State Championship 3 years in a row at intermediate levels
BestFriends: My best friend for all 4 years of high school was Bob Betzler. After entering Encina HS I was friends with almost everyone on the varsity football team in my senior year.  One other person who was always friendly was John Milliken who parked his shiny Chord next to my old 1947 Dodge on many occasions.
Hobbies: Most of my hobbies and recreation endeavors are shared with Neoma.  These would include hunting, fishing, water sports (kayaking etc.), mounted shooting, horseback riding, exploring on ATV's.  Personal hobby not shared with Neoma is reloading for rifles and pistols to optimize my shooting capability and accuracy.
Kids: My step-kids
Kimberly specializes in knitting picture size quilts and has an online class for the same subject in North Highlands, CA. Cindy is the Director of Activities for a rehabilitation hospital in Tucson, that caters to people who have just come from a major operation and require daily rehabilitation. Ron has his own carpet cleaning and water damage
restoration company in Elverta, CA call Americal Services.
GradeSchool: Started at All Hallows grade school in Sacramento and Truckee Elementary school in Truckee, CA
MiddleSchool: Saint Ignatius school in Sacramento
MemorableTeachers: Ms. Eleanor Delvey - She liked the way I really got into homework assignments in English Literature and volunteered to recite or act them out in class.  She said that should always retain that type of enthusiasm.
Mr. Donald Kent - One day someone had filled my piece of fruit for the day, an orange, with pencil holes and had forced blue ink into the holes.  I stood up and looked around.  Mr. Kent saw me and my orange and started laughing at me.  I threw the orange at him and it splatted against the wall.  He promptly threw me out of class.  Two weeks
later was Parent- Teacher night at Encina.  My mother came home that night and said that Mr. Kent had stated that he would write a recommendation for me to any University in this country.
FavoriteMemory: My favorite memory was being part of a winning football team in my senior year.  From the coaches I learned that what I did mattered and when 'we' won, 'I' won!
Siblings: Daphne Robichaud Class of 1965
AlumniInContact: My wife: Neoma (Harrod)
Comments: I was really sorry to see the list of deceased classmates. I was looking forward to seeing and talking with many of them at he next reunion.

Karen Ro-Nann Hauge Wehsels Lincoln
Karen Ro-Nann Hauge Wehsels Lincoln, 72, of Sacramento CA passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 while lovingly surrounded by her Husband, Children, and Family. Karen graduated from Encina High School in 1962. She received a Bachelor's degree from Sacramento State University in 1969 and Masters degrees in both Education and Child Psychology. Karen had two children, Kristen and Dean, from her first marriage to Gary Wehsels. Karen then reconnected with and married Jim G. Lincoln whom she first met at Church Youth Group, and welcomed his daughter Stacy into the family. Karen was a teacher for 31 years in the San Juan Unified School District and focused her passion for teaching at the elementary school level where she taught K-5 for 30 years at Arlington Heights Elementary. She will be remembered for her love of animals, her passion for teaching, her desire to expand her knowledge in spiritual & physical healing, her enthusiasm for travel, and her devotion to God and her family. Karen is survived by her beloved husband Jim, daughters Kristen Rains (Randy), Stacy (Harry), son Dean Wehsels (Sandy), brothers Andy and Erick, sister Joann, and 4 grandchildren: Clay, Connor, Alex, and Samantha. Services will be held at Arden Christian Church on 5/5 at 11:00am Reception to follow. "Thanks for EVERYTHING." Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 3, 2017

Donna Bernice Jensen Gustafson
Donna Bernice Gustafson (Jensen), born in Sacramento on 10/21/1944, passed away in Antioch, TN on 6/14/2016. She will be coming home to Sacramento and is survived by three children - Dawn Lee, Ronnie, and James; along with her siblings - David (Vacaville) and Cheryl (Union City); and preceded in death by her brother Phillip and parents LeRoy and Phyllis Jensen. Services will be at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, on 7/15/2016 at 1:00 PM.  [Published in The Sacramento Bee, 7-12-2016]

Pierson, Jack Neal
Jack Neal Pierson, age 71, passed peacefully in Citrus Heights on May 11, 2016. Born in Kansas on July 9, 1944, he was preceded in death by parents Eugene and Fern Pierson. Jack is survived by his children: Scott Pierson (Desiree), Lisa Ortman, and Adena Williams (Brian); brother Donald Pierson (Gerry) of Tucson, AZ; sisters: Marilyn Tullis and Sandy Hidenrick; and eleven grandchildren: Sara-Ann, Thomas Chase, Ryan, and Tyler Pierson; Jacob, Joshua, and Timothy Ortman; Eva, Colin, Carter, and Bennett Williams. Jack will be remembered by those who loved him for so many things but especially his dry-wit and lightening quick sense of humor, thoughtful and insightful advice, brilliant mind, and entrepreneurial spirit. Never one to turn down a glass (or three) of red wine, playing and later watching a great game of golf, tinkering around the house listening to jazz or cooking up a batch of his famous spaghetti -- he simply enjoyed life. The family will host a Celebration of Life on July 9, 2016 at the Elk's Lodge in Rancho Cordova from 1-5 pm. If you would like to honor Jack, please consider making a donation to The Parkinson's Institute, 675 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 or The First Tee of Greater Sacramento: 3649 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821, Attn: Kelly Corlett.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 22, 2016.
SHULTZ, Scott Palmer Denis
December 28, 1943 - April 15, 2015
Scott was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the fourth of five children. He was affectionately known as "Scotty" to his family and friends. He attended primary school in Honolulu, leaving the Islands with his parents and siblings in the fall of 1953, headed for California. The Shultz family settled in Sacramento where Scotty graduated from Encina High School in 1962. He has lived in West Sacramento for the last 25 years. He loved off-roading through which he met many of his life-long friends. He built several vehicles for running the many trails in the mountains of central California, including a four-wheel-drive motor home. He took great pride in the unbelieving surprise from other jeepers when they came across him and his motor home in the high back country. Scott developed an outstanding knowledge of the "jeeping" roads of the Sierras. This without doubt was his passion in life. Scotty was always ready to help others; he gave gladly and freely of his time, friendship, and resources and asked very little in return. He had an uncanny knack for locating hard to find items needed in the rebuilding or repair of off-road vehicles or anything else that one needed. He thought nothing of driving across the country to acquire some piece he or one of his friends needed. Scotty spent a good part of his life collecting and selling scrap metal for a living. It was hard work, but he enjoyed the freedom and the meeting of people that it afforded. For about five years in his younger days, he drove long distance cross-country 18 wheelers. Later in life he embraced a love for renovating Crosley automobiles. He was active in Sierra jeep clubs and the California Crosley Association and accompanied a couple of his early model Crosleys when they were flown to Australia, the Philippians, and Japan where his cars were put on display. Scotty met his "significant other" in the person of Loreta Nacional in 2002. Loreta soon became his constant companion. He retired working scrap metal in 2007. After that Scotty and Loreta made two trips to the Philippines. Later, as his general health deteriorated, she became his faithful caregiver. Scotty contracted then lost his battle with pneumonia after a month-long battle. He died on April 15th, leaving a brother Ralph Shultz of Roseville; sisters Ludie Gutierrez of Auburn, Diana Miller of Arkansas, and Rosetta Joslin of North Highlands; his beloved Loreta originally from the Philippians; and many nieces and nephews. He was 71 years old. A memorial celebrating Scott's life will be held Friday, May 1st, at 1:00 PM at Calvary Cemetery located at 7700 Verner Avenue. An off-site reception is planned following. Bring stories about Scotty to share with his other friends. Many will remember Scotty's tall jeeping stories. Sleep well, Scotty, you will be missed.  [The Sacramento Bee, 4-26-2015]
EMERSON-DAVIS, Nancy Benvenuti
Nancy Emerson Davis, born Jan. 8, 1945 in East Orange, NJ, passed away March 19, 2015 in Sacramento. Wife of Allan Davis; loving mother of Brian Emerson (Kimberley) and Tricia Alvarez (Abdiel); loving grandmother of Zachary Emerson, Micah, Devon, Jonah, and Jaidyn Alvarez; stepmother of Cody and Clay Davis; and step-grandmother of Madison Parks. Also survived by sister Lynda Taylor (Chris), brothers Richard (Kathy) and Gary Venvenuti (Martha), and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Nancy Benvenuti. Nancy graduated from Encina HS in 1962, where she was voted "Best Dressed," acquired many lifelong friends, and served on the reunion committee for many years. After attending American River College, Nancy pursued her interest in cosmetology by graduating from Salvatore's Beauty School and working at EJ's Beauty Salon. Nancy always had a passion for decorating and design, using her talents extensively through real estate developing and investing. Her latest project, Milagro Centre in Carmichael, exemplifies her flair for thinking "out of the box." Following her mantra "Love liberates; it doesn't bind, if you get...give, if you learn...teach," Nancy was devoted to many charities throughout the Sacramento area including Benvenuti Field at Capital Christian Center. She travelled extensively throughout Carmichael and parts of the greater Sacramento area, later striking out to Napa and occasionally the Bay Area. Nancy's attendance will truly be missed at her grandchildren's numerous soccer and basketball games. Most important to Nancy was her devotion to her Christian faith; she knew that she would live on in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Services will be held at Capital Christian Center, located at 9470 Micron Avenue in Sacramento, Sunday, March 29 at 2:30 PM.  [Sacramento Bee, 3-26-2015]
WAYLAND, John Vernon McLane
July 29, 1944 - July 3, 2014
John Vernon McLane Wayland passed away on July 3, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born in San Francisco on July 29, 1944 to Celia Adelaide and Vernon Clair McLane. John has resided in Davis since 1970. John graduated with a BS degree from California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) in 1966 with a major in Farm Management. He spent most of his life working in agriculture as a Field Representative, buying tomatoes for the Campbell Soup Company and TomaTek Food Products. Ag-Seeds Unlimited recognized John in 2010 for his dedication and outstanding contributions to the California Processing Tomato Industry. John also had a love of investments and spent some years working for Dean Witter Reynolds as an investment broker. He loved the mountains, especially in the summer. He had a deep love of family and will be dearly missed. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Wayland; sons Eric Wayland (Tracy) of Fullerton and Bret Wayland of Chico; grandchildren Katie, Lyle, Jenna, and Brynna Wayland. He is also survived by his mother Celia McLane Wayland of Placerville; brother Broc Wayland (Susan) of Placerville; brother-in-law Don Hordness (Sharon) of Watsonville; aunt, uncle, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Clair McLane; stepfather Rev. Ellsworth Wayland, and grandparents. A Celebration of Life will be held August 9 at 3 PM at the Episcopal Church of Saint Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851  [Sacramento Bee, 8-3-2014]
Bev Weston wrote:
Occupation: Retired Fingerprint Classifier for the State of AL (ABI)
Spouse: Denny (Married 43 years to my best friend)
Children/grandchildren: Shannon 36 Married to Tony
4 grandchildren Anthony, 15; Jonathan 13; Kaylee 9 and Mary 4.
SinceGraduation: Tried college. Didn't like it so I quit to get a job. Was introduced to my future husband and life partner by two friends. Met in February 1971 Married in May 1971. He was in the AF. Got transferred to Texas for 15 months then to Montgomery for a 4 yr tour that turned into 6 yrs.
Bought a house. 1978 had daughter and got transferred to Hawaii for 3 yrs. Then back to Montgomery for another 4 yr tour that lasted 6 yrs. Got a job with the State of Alabama. Husband retired from the AF and got a job with the State also. We're both now retired from everything.
Daughter & family moved to Florida 2 blocks from the beach so we go to Florida a lot. In 2009 our house got flooded and I lost all my yearbooks from Encina. This page has been great for catching up but also sad to see how many of my friends have died.
Trivia: I still love to swim but don't get to much anymore. I have 3 very spoiled toy poodles that are our children now. I'm very involved with my church. I love to go out to eat every chance I get. And occasionally ride on the back of my husbands Harley. Yes, at almost 70 yrs old - I'm a Harley chick.
BestFriends: My best friend then and still is Mary Burns (Scherman). My other friends were Shaun Sullivan (our families were friends); Bonnie Van Buskirk, Frances Falk, Carole Price and Donna & Dennis Yeast. And John Milliken & Sue Hopkinson Sweet are now Facebook friends. A lot of the bio's I read here reminded me of so many friends.
Hobbies: I like doing different crafts but don't do much anymore.
Kids: Shannon is my other best friend. She is a manager for McDonalds at the beach. Very artistic and very people oriented. She is my rock.
GradeSchool: 7th grade at Arcade and 8th grade at Dyer-Kelly
MemorableTeachers: I remember some of them when I read the bio's but I don't think I really had a favorite. I just wanted to get through each year.
FavoriteMemory: Apache days. Fun, fun, fun.
Stories: That was 50 years ago. You expect me to remember stuff that far back? I live in the present. I don't clutter my brain with the past.
And it's 4:30 in the morning I need to get off this computer and go to bed.
Siblings: Brother Dennis Weston (1969?) Other two brothers went to Mira Loma.
AlumniInContact: Mary Burns (Scherman) 1962
Comments: Wish I'd known about this website sooner.
Constans, John Northrop, 7/30/1944 ~ 7/4/2013
RANCHO SANTA FE-- John Northrop Constans of Rancho Santa Fe left us on July 4, 2013. He was born in Klamath Falls, OR, attended college at Oregon State, and started a career as a Naval Aviator retiring as a Commander. John became a commercial airline pilot with PSA and USAir. Retiring in 2001, he continued his career with Boeing as a flight instructor in locations all over the world. John is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lin, his two daughters Ashley and Elise, his sister Jinny and nephew Brian of Salt Lake City, as well as his daughter Stacey in Chicago, IL. John was a lover of trains, golf, fly fishing, and Labradors. His enthusiasm for life was mirrored in those he kept closest. He never met a margarita he didn't like and could make a friend in an elevator. He was a soccer dad, a world traveler, and most of all, a gentleman. He took care of his family, his friends, and arguably made the best ribs in town. A celebration of life is being planned for John on the USS Midway. For details, please visit www.teamgodfather.org. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Team Godfather Charitable Foundation. Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 7/19/13.
Born July 1, 1944, passed away and went home to heaven on October 8, 2013. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Robbie S. Summers; their daughter Denee M. Payne, her husband and dear son-in-law Brad M. Payne, together with their daughters Summer N. and Autumn E. Payne; also Betty's son Jeff A. Summers and his wife. Friends and family are welcome for viewing/visiting time at Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel in Rocklin, CA, on October 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM with a Celebration of Life service to be held at Lincoln Hills Community Church in Lincoln, starting at 3 PM. Published in the Sacramento Bee, Oct. 13, 2013.
LAMBERT, Toma June Lee
Fondly known as June, entered eternal rest September 4, 2013, after a long battle with diabetes and a two-year battle with kidney failure, encircled by her family. She was 70 years old. June was born on July 17, 1943 in Parsons, WV. June moved to Sacramento in 1947. She graduated from Encina High School in 1962. She worked for the state and the DMV for 25 years., June was preceded in death by her mother Catherine Salinero, father Tom Lee, and sister Dixie Roby. June leaves behind her husband Steven of nearly 51 years and her three children, Michael and Jon Lambert and Angela Berner, along with her eight grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy Methodist Hospital, especially Dr. David Pai, for their loving care during June's twilight. The family would also like to recognize the support and care provided by DaVita in Elk Grove. A memorial service will be held on September 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 8701 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation. Published in the Sacramento Bee, 9-22,2013.
Whiteline, John Steven
John Steven Whiteline, 69, died peacefully in his sleep in his Puyallup, WA, home on February 24, 2013. Arrangements by the Fir Lane Memorial Park Funeral Home. For more information, please see www.firlane.com. [Sacramento Bee, March 9, 2013]
John Steven Whiteline
John Steven Whiteline, 69, died peacefully in his sleep in his Puyallup, WA, home on Sunday, February 24, 2013. He was born in Klamath Falls, OR on February 7, 1944. He is survived by his wife Rong Whiteline, daughter ChengSu Chen, mother Dorothy Chenault of Oregon City, and sister Diana Ames of Reno, NV. John was an intelligent man with many interests. A former small aircraft pilot, he enjoyed reading, playing chess, gardening, sailing, studying astronomy, traveling, practicing his German language skills, and learning anything new. He was an avid golfer, skier, and sports fan. John retired from the Port of Tacoma where he worked as an electrician. John was a kind and generous soul, who was a wonderful friend and confidant. He took care of his extended family with his whole heart; and his love for family and friends was unconditional. John shared much of his time and talent encouraging young people to achieve their academic and athletic goals and was so proud of their accomplishments. His greatest joy was sharing time with his daughter and helping her pursue her dreams. Interment is planned at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. John loved life and will be profoundly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Condolences of respect can be submitted on the Fir Lane Memorial Park Funeral Home website: www.firlane.com. John graduated from Encina High School in Sacramento, CA, in 1962. He attended Sacramento State College and San Jose State College in California and took coursework at Highline College in Washington. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Before retiring from the Port of Tacoma in 2009, he worked in the sawmill industry in Albany, OR, and Packwood, WA. He more recently spent his days at the Classic Golf Course in Spanaway, WA.

Bruce Kaspari wrote:
Occupation: Retired - California DOJ
Spouse: Jan
Children/grandchildren: Karen (deceased), Tammy, Todd Seven grand children, three great grandchildren
SinceGraduation: Married Cathy Schumacher (class of 65) Joined the Marine Corps in 66. Spent 11 months and 28 days in Vietnam. VA 70% disabled veteran. Returned to civilian life, had a son, got divorced. Graduated from ARC then Chapman University. Remarried in 1977. Spent a 38 year career with the Department of Justice. Retired at the age of 58 due to partisan politics. Then worked for the Republican party for two years - one year as political director of Sacramento County's Party and one year as its Executive Director. Currently active in veteran's issues and disability counseling.
Trivia: I am a cancer survivor, so far.
BestFriends: Stan Bachtold (deceased), Craig Sweet (deceased), Herb Frenzel (deceased), Bud Soto, Bob Stacy, Pat Curtin (lost contact) and Jane Cragen and Skip Graves both from Mira Loma
Hobbies: In enjoy target shooting and family
Kids: Step-daughter Karen died from cancer and left three children. Step-daughter Tammy is married with two children, both students at Sacramento State and has her own court transcription business. Son Todd is Vice President of Sales for a national medical manufacturer with two children. His son, Kyle, graduated from Arizona State Magna Cum Laude in May 2012
GradeSchool: Arcade in the third grade and then Creekside
MiddleSchool: No such thing in the 60s
MemorableTeachers: Miss Benvenutti- she was pretty. Miss Cornmeyer - big boobs. Ed Galloway
- all around great guy
FavoriteMemory: Senior Ball. Trying to live down an undeserved reputation as a "bad boy."
Stories: Miss Cornmeyer was dating an older friend of mine who owned a bar.
Bud Soto tricked me into joining the Marine Corps
- he stayed stateside and I went to Vietnam
Siblings: Greg Kaspari, Class of 65

WHEELER, Larry Allen
Passed away peacefully on December 3, 2012, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward & Norma Wheeler. Larry is survived by his wife Shanti Wheeler; brother Dick (Wendy); and children Gaylynn, Debbie (Harnaik), Larry Jr, Michelle, Jimmy (Namrita) Steve (Rachel), Neena (John), Ranjit (Liz) and Sheila; cousins Lee, Marge, Gerri, and Kathy; nephews Eddie and Terry; 16 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Born on April 19, 1944 in Sacramento, CA, Larry joined the Navy at the age of 18 and served for 4 years. He was employed at Kenworth Trucking Company for 29 years, retiring in 2011. Larry loved the outdoors and treasured fishing and camping trips with his son and family. He was loved by so many and will be truly missed. A celebration of his life will be held at his residence Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 1-4pm. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 7, 2012.
SWEET, Reginald Craig
Born April 1, 1944, in Sacramento and passed away 9/26/2012 following a brief illness. Craig was the loving son of Eleanor Maleville Sweet and Reginald Sweet (both deceased). He is survived by his daughter Sunny Davis, son-in-law, Brian Davis, granddaughter McKenna Freier, sister Myrna Longee, her husband Don Longee, and his ex-wife, Sue Sweet. Craig attended Encina High School and American River College. He joined the family plumbing business and eventually established his own company in Sacramento. He had a passion for the outdoors and spent many hours fishing and camping. He also enjoyed travelling in Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize. He spent many quiet evenings at his ranch in Loomis strumming on his favorite guitar and enjoying the wildlife. No service is planned at this time. Published in The Sacramento Bee on September 28, 2012.
Vicki Contente wrote:
Occupation: Retired Teacher
MaritalStatus: Single
Children/grandchildren: Maio Martinez (daughter)
SinceGraduation: Lived in San Francisco during the 60's Graduated from the University of Utah. CSUS.
Taught school in the Elk Grove School District for 30 years Traveled to: China, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Mexico, Canada
BestFriends: Jo Ann Ingle. Gerald Sullivan. Georgina Saunders. Josh Whelan.
Hobbies: Reading. Knitting/Crocheting. Genealogy.
Volunteering, I teach knitting and crocheting at a Woman's Shelter and to friends. I volunteer at the California History Museum in the Genealogy Library.
Kids: I have a lovely, talented daughter who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Maio attended the CIA (Culinary Institute) in Hyde Park, N.Y, she did an internship in Paris. She currently has a wine bar and a wine shop in Brooklyn. She is an adventurous traveler.
GradeSchool: Washington, Fremont Elementaries. Sacramento City Unified School District
MiddleSchool: Arden Middle School
MemorableTeachers: Encina. Mr. Hillmo, a fantastic English teacher who encouraged curiosity; independent thinking and a love of reading in all his students. Mrs. Abrams, our Home Ec teacher, who demonstrated a quiet confidence in her students. She was a model for me as a teacher, she simply would not let her students fail! She encouraged and respected her students.
FavoriteMemory: Our graduation at the Memorial Auditorium! What a fabulous graduation site. The graduation party at Heidi's house.
Stories: Mr. Pashias, our French Teacher and the flying eraser! Monsieur Berands and the brick machine fundraiser for Vietnamese farmers protection. Mr. Day, our dreamy Latin teacher, and the Toga party. What was it about those foreign language teachers??? They certainly made an impression!
Jimmy McCullough wrote:
Occupation: Retired. Electr. Engr. 10 yr, Hi Schl teacher 18 yr.,Physician Asst. 2 yr,Math prof. 6yr
MaritalStatus: Married. Single until age 48.
Spouse: Pascal
Children/grandchildren: none
SinceGraduation: Lots of college. B.S.Elec.
Engr., Univ. NM, Albuquerque, 1966; M.B.A.,
Cal-State Hayward, 1975; M.S. Medical Sci., Physician Ass't, Midwestern Univ, Glendale, AZ, 2000. Left Sacto., Howe Ave. School in '57 for Santa Fe, NM. After engr'g grad. relocated to Bay Area for 10 yrs., back to Denver, CO for 30 yrs., except for 2 yrs. in AZ medical training.
Practiced medicine for only 2 yrs. Leaving medicine, I was a math prof. in four Denver community colleges for six years. Retired to Mount Shasta, CA four yrs. ago to work in grounds maintenance at a religious retreat that I have attended annually since 1954.
BestFriends: Becky Hammond, Mike Pascoe.
Hobbies: Great passion doing famiy history / genealogy for close and occasional friends.
Long distance running: 5 mi., 10K, Marathon, 50 mi. ultra.
History, current events, classical music, classical piano.
GradeSchool: Dyer-Kelly
MiddleSchool: Howe Ave.
MemorableTeachers: Howe Ave. - Bryant, Yonker.
Dyer Kelly - Swineheart, DeCeasar, Donovan, Piper
AlumniInContact: Becky Hammond, Mike Pascoe, Margaret Shelton, Bill Corrie, Linda Hellewell Miller, (all 1962)
Comments: Again, thank you for permitting me to participate.
FUGLSANG, Carroll Evans
Born August 26, 1943 in Sacramento, CA passed away March 28, 2012 in Elk Grove, CA at the age of 68. Beloved wife of 48 years to Terry Fuglsang. Greatly loved by her children, Kim Hawkins and husband Dan of Galt, CA, Tracy Winters and husband Fred of Galt, CA, Steven Fuglsang and wife Mandy of Sacramento, CA. Forever remembered by her grandchildren Jessica, Brittany, Zackery, Ashley, Mark, Rachel, and Haylee. Also survived by cousin Dennis Evans, sister-in-law Denise; and a host of loving nephews, nieces, and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Marion and Chuck Evans. Graduated from Encina High School in 1962. She was a long time Education Instructional Assistant in Modesto and Elk Grove, CA. Also, she had been active in the PTA, Girl Scouts and Job's Daughters. A memorial will be held Friday April 13 at 3:00pm in the Herberger's Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA. Remembrances in Carroll's name may be made to the Elk Grove Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2021 Elk Grove, CA 95759. [Sacramento Bee, Saturday, April 7, 2012]
WHITMIRE, Jackie Lee "Jack"
July 9, 1944 - Jan. 18, 2012
Jack Whitmire of Sacramento was born in Berkeley and moved to Sacramento in his pre-teen years; attended Encina High School; enlisted in the Army; and served in the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart for combat-related injuries. He was a 100% totally disabled veteran. Jack was preceded in death by father, Harrell Whitmire; and mother and stepfather, Martha and Ray Shepard. Tribal citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, an adverturer, traveler, philosopher whose talents also manifested themselves in writing and art. He was beguiling and beloved by all who knew him. He slipped away from our lives after a hard-fought battle against pulmonary disease, with his devoted sister Gloria Trujillo and loving wife Patty Whitmire, at his bedside. Especially appreciated is the patience, understanding, and love shown by brother-in-law Bob Trujillo. Also appreciation to neighbors and friends who helped so much. Jack leaves also nephews Harrell, Bobby, and Eddie; stepdaughter Dawn; Uncle Bill; cousins; and more family and friends in his beloved Oklahoma. Viewing will be held at Sierra View, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael (between El Camino and Marconi) with graveside service at Rocklin Cemetery on Jan. 27, 2012. Call Sierra View, 481-1515, for specific dates and times. [Sacramento Bee, 2-22-2012]
BLACK, Scott Curtis
Was born 12-13-43. Scott passed away from cancer peacefully 12-29-11. He attended McClatchy and Encina High and CSU Sacramento. He served in the US Army and was a bridge builder for the Peace Corps in Africa. Scott was a skilled carpenter. He is survived by his wife Jeanne Wilke-Black; brothers Terry, Tino, and Byron; and mother Lila Gibson. Scott and his wife sailed from Oregon to Mexico on their sailboat "Windhorse." Scott's favorite quote is from the movie Harvey: "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Scott was an excellent story teller and good friend. His ashes will be buried at sea. [Sacramento Bee, Jan. 8, 2012]
Affectionately "Charlie" to her siblings. Born April 24,1944. Called to rest in God August 28, 2011. Raised in Sacramento and graduated from Encina High School in 1962. A gifted singer was part of the choir and enjoyed participating in several plays with the Drama Club. Shared her love of writing as part of the school newspaper staff. Played the Cello as a girl and enjoyed music of all eras. She retired in 2006 as a teachers aide for disabled learning students from the Folsom Cordova district. She loved the ocean and the mountains, and spending time with the people she loved. She was a dedicated mother to Eric (wife Donna) and Dana (husband Bryan). A devoted sister to Jenny, Connie, and Pat, and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Nick, Tyler, Candice, Malik, and C.J. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lori, her father Mack Ready, her mother and step father; Helen Grace (Sallye) and Steve Cornett. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 03, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Sunrise Community Church, 8321 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks. Enter at back lot. Published in Sacramento Bee on September 2, 2011

Adrienne Norton Brown Sexton
Posted On July 4th, 2011 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
March 27, 2011
Adrienne Norton Brown Sexton, 66, of Salem, Ore., a fiscal analyst, died in Salem. She was born in San Jose, Calif. She is survived by husband Kenneth, son Justin and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Mission Children’s Society Cemetery, Diamond Head side of Kawaiaha‘o Church, South King Street, Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Marion-Polk Food Share, 1660 Salem Industrial Way, Salem, OR 97301; or Mid Valley Women’s Crisis Center, 795 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

JONES, Marjorie
Born Marjorie Delaine Irey on June 28, 1944 in Lodi, California. She passed away at home on May, 28, 2011. She was preceded in death by husbands Earl Cox and Mike Jones, her parents Jean and Carroll Irey and beloved sister Florence Neville. 'Margie" is survived by her son Randy Cox, daughter Sherri Blackwell son-in-law Gary Blackwell, brother Wayne Irey, sister-in-law Pamela trey, brother-in-law Robert Neville and fiancee Hector Guerrero. Margie has four grandchildren: Jason, Melanie, Raymond, and Johnathan, as well as four great-grandchildren. Mike and Margie owned Acme Printing for 15 years. In recent years Margie worked for the San Juan Unified School District. She was a founding member of the Snoopers M/C club and active in the Sacramento Classic Chevy Club. She was a member of the Carmichael Presbyterian Church. Margie touched the lives of many and will be missed by her family and the many friends she has made during her life's travels. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on June 9, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Carmichael Presbyterian Church, 5645 Marconi Avenue, Carmichael. Ample parking located behind the church. In lieu of flowers, Margie would appreciate donations in her name to the American Cancer Society , Hospice, or the Carmichael Presbyterian Church. Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 7, 2011
Stacy Ray McGovern
Stacy is survived by his children Heidi, John, David, Jason, Eileen, and Curtis; his sister Julie; and grandchildren Joey, Adrian, Devin, and Emily. Other family members are Shannon, Marty, Roy, and Carol. Stacy attended Encina High School 1959-1962. Served in the United States Navy 1962-1963. Stacy spent his life as a truck driver and auto body repairman. His passions included sprint car racing, crashing RC aircraft, building speedboats and street rods. Stacy was known for a big heart who loved all. His memories will be cherished and his company missed. No Services. Published in Sacramento Bee on April 3, 2011
TOWERS, Kent Lee
1944 - 2011
Kent Towers passed away peacefully, in his home, on March 27, 2011, surrounded by friends and family after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Born on December 15, 1944, he was the only child of Lillie Mae and William Everett Towers. Graduating from Encina High School and CSUS, Kent was a man with a huge heart welcoming people into his life with open arms. Kent was an avid photographer, sailor, gardener, reader, writer, diver, fisherman, backpacker, veteran and patriot. Kent is survived by his loving wife Joyce, son Derek, daughter Kristen, daughter and son-in-law Tisha and Randy, granddaughters Dakota and Leela and many loving friends and relatives. A celebration of Kent's life will be held at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ventura County Rescue Mission. Condolences may be left at www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com. Published in The Sacramento Bee on March 31, 2011
LONG, Charlene Adel "Char" Muir
12-6-1943 - 12-28-2010
For 47 years we fell asleep in each other's arms and awoke in each other's arms. Now you are with the Lord forever my true love. Paul. Char will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. There will be a celebration of life to be announced at a later date. [Published in The Sacramento Bee on January 4, 2011]
Marty Johnson wrote:
Occupation: Western Author
Spouse: MayBeth
Children/grandchildren: Martin Johnson 111
SinceGraduation: United States Navy -6yrs Viet Nam veteran DaNang 67-68 Engineer and Engineering Manager Ampex corp & Fairchild corp.
Advertising Agency 9 years (entrepreneur owning serveral businesses) Competitive trap shooting and Mounted shooting Published since 1994 western Author
Trivia: Member of the Western Writers of America Three state championships in trap shooting 2nd Place World Championship buckle in Mounted Shooting
BestFriends: John Javelet, male
Sue Caplan, female
Lost contact with "Bud" Allen Castleman and Diane Draper.
Hobbies: Competive shooting, horse riding events, and writing (because I've never made much money at it, must be a hobby..ha)
GradeSchool: Winterstein Elementary, Cottage Elementary
MiddleSchool: Arden Elementary
MemorableTeachers: Mr. Figgenshoe (SIC) Science Teacher. He figured me out and taught me how to think...I think..ha He challenged me and I wanted to learn from him. That's a great teacher.
FavoriteMemory: Mater of Ceremonies for the "Showboat" talent contest. Dated Diane Draper after the same. How could I forget that? Also took her to the Prom.
Stories: Had a Math teacher who would never believe I graduated from Enineering School (paid for by the USN). She just didn't understand she was to much of a "knock-out" for a teenage boy to concentrate on her teaching..ha The
guys will know who I'm talking about.
AlumniInContact: Sue (caplan) Sperber

CLANCY, John Douglas
Passed away on September 15, 2004, in Sacramento. He was 59 years of age. John was born Oct. 20, 1944, in Durand, MI. He lived for a short time in Foresthill where he worked as a miner. He worked as a jeweler and watchmaker in Folsom for over 20 years. Mr. Clancy is survived by his two sons, Sean Clancy of Sacramento and Pat Clancy of Colorado. He is also survived by his brother Mike Clancy of Martinez, sister Lori Schmidt of San Diego, and father Joe Clancy who resides in Sacramento. Mr. Clancy was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Clancy. Service for Mr. Clancy will be held in Folsom on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Rotary Hall, 7150 Baldwin Dam Road, at 4 PM. No gifts, please. (Published in the Sacramento Bee, Sept. 26, 2004)

COOPER, Norman Charles (Chuck)
Peacefully passed away at home in Citrus Heights with his family by his side on Friday, June 28, 2002. Beloved husband of Donna Cooper of 35 ½ years. Loving father of Jeffrey Eugene Cooper & the late Brian Earl Cooper. Devoted grandfather of Austin & Logan Cooper, Jennifer & Brett Anderson, and Jeffrey Thomas Cooper. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Emogean Roderick, and daughter-in-laws, Shannon & Laura, and numerous family members. An Army veteran who served in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, and a member of the VFW. Chuck was also a member of Plasters Local 300. Friends are welcome for visitation on Tuesday, July 2, from 4-8 PM and on Wednesday, July 3, from 4-8 PM at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. There will be a graveside service on Friday, July 5, at 10 AM at Sierra Hills Cemetery. (Published in the Sacramento Bee, July 2, 2002)  

McGUIRE, Norma Jean (Lewendon)
Passed away in Sacramento on January 4, 2003, at the age of 59. Norma is survived by her sons, Jack Eugene and David Wayne McGuire; 6 grandchildren; her parents, Jack and Hugheena Lewendon; and a sister, Bonnie Nelson. Arrangements with Russ Monroe’s Village Chapel, Fair Oaks. (Published in the Sacramento Bee, Jan. 8, 2002) 10/8/10


Activist for Gay Rights & Founding Member of Many of Orange County's HIV/AIDS Groups
Frank Newman, 49, a Laguna Beach resident and activist in the city's environmental organizations, and a founding member of many of Orange County's gay and lesbian and HIV/AIDS groups, died March 1 from complications of AIDS. "Frank was always a big-picture thinker," said his brother, Fred Newman. "Early in the game he understood that HIV was a very serious public-health issue and that he was involved in a community that was most affected by it." Mr. Newman's activism for homosexual rights and for education and awareness concerning the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome began in 1983 and continued until his death. He was co-chairman of Laguna Outreach and influential in organizing Laguna's AIDS Education Task Force, the first group of its kind in the county; co-founder of the Orange County Federation of Lesbian, Gay, and Feminist Organizations; and co-founder of L.I.F.E., the Lobby for the Individual Freedom and Equality, a non-partisan, statewide advocacy group organized to promote positive AIDS legislation in Sacramento. A celebration of life is scheduled for March 27 in a private home. Arrangements are by the Omega Society, Santa Ana. In addition to his brother, Mr. Newman is survived by his mother, Ruthe Streeter of Santa Cruz; stepmother, Anita Newman; sisters, Donna Streeter and Carol Howten; and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family asked that that memorial gifts be made to AIDS Services Foundation/Orange County or to Laguna Shanti. (Published in the Orange County Register (Santa Ana), Saturday, March 12, 1994)

WILLIAMS, Richard L.
In Sacramento, February 21, 1994. Beloved husband of Cheryl Williams of Sacramento. Loved father of Richard S. Williams of Fresno and Brenda Williams of Sacramento. Loved stepfather of David Silva of Sacramento. Loved brother of Steve Actis of Sacramento and Teresa Santoro of Virginia. Grandfather of 3. A native of Arizona, aged 50 years. Retired engineer from Arcade Fire Dept. Friends are invited to attend memorial services, Thursday, February 24 at 1 PM at the New Hope Free Methodist Church, 4401 A Street, Sacto. Remembrances may be sent to the Kaiser Hospice Programs, c/o Kaiser Hospital, 2025 Morse Ave., Sacto. 95825. Private cremation. Reichert’s Funeral Service – Directors. (Published in the Sacramento Bee, Feb. 23, 1994)

Norm Burster writes:
Occupation: Raley's Stores Grocery Mgmt.
Spouse: Sheri
Children/grandchildren: Jay age 36, Jennifer age 35
SinceGraduation: I was in the USMarine corps reserve from 1965 to 1971. During that time I was employed at Calif.Dept. of Justice (Sac)as a fingerprint analyst.(1966-70). I also worked for the State of Calif. as a computer analyst. I enjoyed sports at Incina: Baseball, Basketball and Tennis. From age 20 to 40 I played recreational slo-pitch softball coaching and playing the serious variety as apposed to the "Beer-League" brand or just for fun. I also refreed Softball, Flag football and basketball in the rec-leagues (once worked some volleyball with Mr.Huber (Enc. teacher). At Encina I remember Ralph & Lyle Jacobson, Kent Towers, Dennis Yeast, Tim Schmidt, Jay MacIntyre, Craig Fairburn, Ron Burke Gill Stroppini. Ladies: Janet Baxter, Alice Braio, Pat Vaughn, Marliyn Clark, Sue Allen.
Trivia: I was Freshman Class President at ARC and spoke at Encina for an alumni night.
BestFriends: Ralph Jacobson, Lyle Jacobson Robin Crown. Lost contact Fred Spears
Hobbies: Craigslist...Sports...
Kids: Jay is in real estate west sacramento and own a beaty shop in downtown sac. Jennifer works at Thunder Vally Casino.
GradeSchool: Dyer-kelly..Howe Avenue
MiddleSchool: Howe Ave
MemorableTeachers: Figenshue "Barfster" was his nickname for me Mr. Stenagle Great Guy Coach McCormick Great example of a man!!
FavoriteMemory: The teachers and all the students I met and did things with. Also the school spirit.
Siblings: Barbara Burster 1965 (deceased)
Comments: Wow this brought back memories and I enjoyed reading Ralph's bio, Kent Towers bio, Darryle Schoon's Robin's and so on.
Kent Towers writes:
Spouse: Joyce
Children/grandchildren: Derek Benjamin Towers wife Tisha and two dogs, Kristen Sunshine Moore, Dakota Lillie Moore ( granddaughter), Leela Amber Moore ( granddaughter)
SinceGraduation: I,m a 65 year young, 4 time cancer survivor, pursuing my longtime dream. I have my B.S. (many years ago 1972 CSUS) in Environmental Studies and Geography. I served in the US Army, during Viet-Nam era. I came home from Europe after the service and entered the anti-war/civil-rights movement, as well as college.
Met and married my wife of today raised a family of two (boy and girl) and never lost my Mothers Cherokee teachings. I still try to live a life in-tune with nature, and at peace with myself. We built a home in Sacramento, sold it.
Moved onto a sailboat (The Irenicon) lived on it with 2 children and a cat for 5 years in Morro Bay California. Moved the boat to Ventura bought a business, sold the boat. 2000 diagnosed with cancer, got my ducks in a row, but didn't die, cancer re-emerged in January 2008, another surgery left me speechless(literally). May 2008 cancer again inoperable, 2-a-day intense radiation therapy coupled with weekly 4 hour stints of chemo therapy for the next 4 months. August 2009 cancer. Again with the chemo and radiation, harder to bounce back. Now it is a day by day deal, which really is all we have anyway.
We enter an exciting age with the turning of the century and the New President( Mr Obama). I am an American Patriot, I believe, but also understand that we have made mistakes and are still evolving, into what we will become as a Nation and a People.
I am an empty vessel fill me with knowledge.
Well this is now my 4th semester at AAU. The first one was very rigorous 3 classes never again. Two at the most, but they are done, It's a new semester. I love the Academy of Art University and the program as well as instructors. Its a whole new side of me that I have never pursued Peace Kent L. Towers
Trivia: Love Photography and The new world of Art
BestFriends: Dennis Yeast, Sandi Baker, John Roggero, Greg Philps (Vitach), Tom Orr, Vic Wood, Gilbert Stroppini, George Valerio
Hobbies: Golf ( I'm No Good), Sailing (I'm pretty good)
Kids: Derek Works for the city of Ventura and is into Judo and Yoga and Zen Kristen is a stay at home Mom full time and graduate of CSUCI.
GradeSchool: Dyer/Kelly and Howe Ave
MemorableTeachers: Mr Figinshu
FavoriteMemory: Senior Cut Day on the Consumes River
Sue Caplan writes:
Shortly before college graduation, I married Harry Sperber from Haifa, Israel. After nearly 46 years of marriage, we have nine of the most spectacular grandchildren, ever, sorry, but it's true! During those 46 years, my mother was my partner in a designer clothing store. After her passing, I wrote & published an educational book of poetry for children entitled "geee" giggles my grammy who glides down giraffes. Michelle Bliss Masera illustrated my book, beautifully.
REX, Christine A.
Passed away on November 25, 2009 in her home in Carmichael, CA, from the complications of cancer. Born in Philadelphia February 21, 1945, her parents Wally and Ruth Rex soon after moved to Sacramento where she graduated from Encina High School. Christine then went back east to complete her education at Wilson College in 1966 and obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wesley University in June 1967. She devoted the next 32 years to a distinguished career at El Dorado Center, in Placerville, heading the Art Department and teaching all aspects of Art (as well as French for a few years). To sharpen her teaching tools and her personal growth, she studied and practiced Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell of Focusing Resources and was certified as a Focusing Teacher in 1995 at the International Focusing Institute. A noted regional artist, she served as an example for her students for both producing works as well as marketing them. In retirement, she specialized in pastels. Christine was an intrepid adventurer. She led student tour groups around the world. She traveled to Africa on a sabbatical in 1975 to study native use of textiles, resulting in two books on east African garments. A 6 months stay in Bali resulted in the creation of her silk dying company. She was a scuba diver and traveled widely with her husband Jean-Guy Fecteau and stepsons Damien and Justin Fecteau. Christine in her last years took an interest in studying and living her Spirituality along with Jean-Guy; she gathered strength, peace and understanding in the fundamentals of life and death, being a devotee of Heart Meditation. A committal of ashes and private memorial service will be at a future date. The family has requested that remembrances be made in her name to one's favorite charity. Published in the The Sacramento Bee on December 13, 2009.
Sacramento Bee, August 2, 2004
BAEZ, Linda Jo (Wilson)
Born in Wichita Falls, TX on September 1, 1944 and started her spiritual journey on July 26, 2004 after a lengthy fight with breast cancer. Survived by Ben, her husband of 39+ years, son Cameron, daughter Candace, daughter-in-law Christa, and granddaughters Mary Catherine and Julia Grace. Linda was also survived by her mother Opal Wilson and brother Will Butch Wilson and many aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces from all over the United States and Bolivia. She had a very illustrious 36+ years of state service with various state departments. She was an avid reader, world traveler, and loved spending time with her granddaughters, family, and friends. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Christ Unity Church, 9249 Folsom Blvd. Remembrances may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Lois Jean Pollard Trainor passed away on January 17, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Rocklin CA. She is survived by both her parents and her brother, Ken who was also a Encina graduate; her daughter, Tina and husband Tony and granddaughters Marissa, Kayla and Alyssa.
A memorial is March 7, 2009 at 11:00 am at 4147 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA.

Sacramento Bee, Jan. 17, 2009
Born 02/06/45, passed away after a brief illness on 01/13/09. John, the middle son of Joseph & Stella Roggero (both deceased), was born in San Francisco, CA but spent the majority of his life in Sacramento, CA. He resided, with his wife of over 43 years, in Cameron Park for the last 3 1/2 years. John graduated from Encina High School in 1962 and then attended American River College and Heald Business College. Prior to suffering a stroke in early 1970's, John was a buyer for Weinstock's Dept Stores. After partially recovering from his stroke, John volunteered at the Easter Seals Society for several years, assisting other stroke victims. Prior to moving to Cameron Park, John was active in, and past President of, The Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs. He loved gold mining, metal detecting, treasure hunting, golfing, fishing and being with his family. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law whose family meant the world to him. He is survived by his wife Marsha Roggero, daughters, Gina Bartok (son-in-law Bill), Angie Phillips (son-in-law Troy), and grandchildren, Breanne Bartok, Jordan Phillips, Alexys Bartok and Stephen Phillips, brothers Len and Dennis Roggero and several nieces and nephews. John was always the life of the party so a celebration of John's life will be held at El Dorado Hills Community Services District at 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills, CA on Sunday, January 25th from 11:00am - 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, The American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Mary Beth Granger writes:
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Bio: I went to American River JC and I first worked for the telephone company and was sent to live in Oakland closing out accounts there to move them to Sacramento, then I worked in a construction company office, JC Yancey Co. in Sacramento, and a few years later I married Ed Tis and moved to Marin County, where I have lived ever since (before buying my Mom's house and moving back to Sacramento in 2004.) I worked for the State in San Francisco as an office manager. Then I started working as a typesetter for a printing company, and eventually worked for George Lithograph, and joined the Graphic Arts Union. I then took up court reporting, which segued into legal office work, which is basically what I've been doing ever since.  I lived in Sausalito and worked in San Francisco for many years, and was able to take the Sausalito ferry to and from work, which was the best commute going!  During that time I was also able to do lots of travelling, working long enough to be able to leave for months at time, first to Europe, then to Asia, back to Europe, twice to Australia (saw the America's Cup finals in Freemantle) and New Zealand, and went on a short cruise from Canda to Mexico.  Then a long dry spell from travelling while I moved back to Sacramento and remodeled my house, and finally did take a trip to Italy last April.  I'm still working temp jobs as a legal assistant in Sacramento occasionally. 
Trivia: I took up flying small planes while I was living in Marin County, and did a lot of sailing, including crewing on a yacht in the Carribean.
Friends: Pat Landrum, Ruthie Kloppenburg
Memorable_teachers: Larry Foster, whom I saw later in life and am great friends with, Mr. Patitucci,  Mr. Taylor, Mr. Figenshu, Ms. Wilson
Sibling_info: Charles M. Granger, class of 1965
Darryl Schoon writes:
homepage: www.drschoon.com
Occupation: Co-owner of Mr. Happy's Hat Inc, www.mrhappyshat.com, a condom company and a writer, "Light In A Dark Place", published 2006, available on Amazon.com and "How To Survive The Crisis And Prosper In The Process, available at www.survivethecrisis.com, My writings on the economy are available at www.drschoon.com
Bio: 1966 B.A. Political Science UC Davis, 1966 Hastings College of the Law, SF., dropped acid, 1967-69 married and lived on Haight St and operated food concession at the Family Dog's Avalon Ballroon (venue of Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin etc), 1969 arrested for sales of LSD, 60 days in county jail, 1970-73 Great Shanghai Steel & Iron Works, natural foods Chinese restaurant Berkeley, CA. 1977-82 Newman & Schoon, importers of handknotted Chinese rugs, 1978 appointed to Mayor Dianne Feinstein's SF-China Committee, 1979 received White House invitations from President Carter to attend Washington DC reception for the Vice-Premier of China, 1982 accompanied Mayor Feinstein to Shanghai as member of SF-China business subcommittee, 1985 arrested by the DEA for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, 1986 sentenced to ten
years in Federal prison, 1986-89 Lompoc Federal Prison Camp, 1989 divorced, 1990-92 Terminal Island Federal Penitentiary, 1992 released on parole. 1995-2000 VP sales, Premium condom company, 2000 married Martha Roberts, 2002 VP of Mr. Happy's Hat, 2006 published Light In A Dark Place, a collection of prison writings, March 2007 presented 148 page analysis of crisis facing US and global economy to the Positive Deviant Network "How To Survive The Crisis and Prosper In The Process" available in May at www.survivethecrisis.com, August 2007 I spoke at Session II of Gold Standard University Live in Szombathely, Hungary, September 2007 website, www.drschoon.com, for my writings on the economy etc (my talk in Hungary is also available there).
Trivia: It's all rather unbelieveable.
Kids: Durant Schoon age 34, Rebecca Schoon age 31
Benjamin Durant Schoon was born in Berkeley in 1973, graduated from MIT in computer science, worked in special effects at ILM (credits on Star Wars, etc)and is now pursuing a masters at the University of Massachusetts. Rebecca was born in SF in 1976, attended the Sorbonne and American University in Paris before graduating from Barnard College with honors. She worked for Planned Parenthood in NYC and is currently with The Alzheimers Foundation in Los Angeles. I am and forever grateful for the gift of these two children. Add my amazing wife, Martha, to the mix and it's just about as good as it gets.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Bassett, Mrs. DeGoyer, Ms. Benvenuti
Story: This last May 2007 at a pre-wedding dinner in Florence Italy, I discovered the mother of the groom had graduated from El Camino, '59, and had known Gary Stolmar, our classmate, '62 Encina, just prior to Gary jumping into the Sacramento river over a broken heart. I've been lucky in that my heart broke open instead of just breaking. I would like to say good luck to everyone. It's been a long time since Encina and it's not over yet.
Robin Crown writes:
Occupation: Nonprofit Executive, retired
Bio: Enlisted in Marine Corps, went to Viet Nam, returned to Sac State, got a BA  in Government, went to Europe for 18mos, returned to Sacramento  to help develop an HMO, went to Prince Rupert Canada as a favor to a friend, ended up in Lansing, Michigan, got a staff analyst job working for the governor which turned into developing a massive on-line computer system to track human services and departed as a Program Executive 13, returning to Sacramento with my brother (who had come to live with me after the death of my mother) and my wife to be and mother of my children, working briefly in the State Legislature for Eugene Gualco until he lost to Matsui for Congress and then moved to Humboldt County, living in Arcata and Eureka for 12 years (until 1991) where my children were born and I worked as a management consultant, as the director of community affairs and foundation of St. Joseph Hospital and then as the director of Humboldt United Way. In 1991 we moved to Napa California and I worked as the executive director of the Solano County Red Cross until 1995 and then as the executive director of the Napa-Solano Area Agency on Aging until 2003 when, because I was unwilling to compromise, didn't have to and with my children's college fund assured,  I decided to take what has become an extended sabbitical from which I am unlikely to return, thus returning one more time to Sacramento, fitfully working on a book about loyalty oath politics in 1950's California.  I see my kids pretty often, I frequently visit friends in Marin as well as the sister I met in 1987 (after having met my biological father in 1977). I am reasonably comfortable, physically fit (in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in), mentally alert, professionally fuflilled, emotionally secure and still relatively amused at what passes for reality. I feel lucky to still have my hair, most of my teeth, functional plumbing and a persistent purient interest. I cannot even begin to fathom the great good fortune to have been granted consciousness and my own win!
Trivia: In 1971 I got convicted on a very trumpted-up flag desecration charge which was finally overturned by action of the US Supreme Court. This episode led to a pretty exciting European adventure that had me living in Cambridge England for about six months, riding across the continent on a motorcycle living in Athens for about six months traveling back and forth between there and Istanbul or Izmur Turkey and various of the Greek islands.
While everyone has always known me as Robin Crown, the name on my birth certificate is Robert Thomas Dondero, Jr. This has caused some minor
difficulties here and there, most recently when getting my passport. In 1977, upon getting married I decided I should explore my genetic heritage and I located and met my biological father, who had been living in Berkeley after a military career that started on McArther's staff in WWII and ended as a Naval Attache in Spain, Italy and Japan. While odd and initially strained a strong relationship has developed over the years, particularly after my step-father died. It was ten years after we met that his other children became aware of my existence and since then my half-sister and I have become particularly closel. It's really quite strange but it has been an exercise in personal completion.
Friends: Richard Smith killed himself in 2003. Paul Klausner died in the 1970s I believe. I haven't heard anything of Lean Boute for years and likewise John Whiteline, who I haven't seen in twenty years. Hobbies: I read a lot, bike a lot, play passable chess, take in a modest return playing backgammon for moderate stakes, socialize with friends (mostly bitch about the current reign of error), keep up with the lives of my children take up most of my time.
Kids: Alex Eugene Crown - 22    Chelsea Meriana Crown - 19
My son Alex, 22, is a senior at UCLA finishing a dual major in Political Science and Geography with a minor in Complex Human Systems. He intends
to move on to graduate school after finishing his undergraduate work. My daughter Chelsea, 19, is a senior at Mills College majoring in Psychology and plans to join the Peace Corps upon graduation next year.
Grade_school: St. Ignatius
Story: My first day at Encina, after a sheltered Catholic school education, found me in Mr. Stallings math class reading a note that was passed to me from a girl whose name I cannot remember that read "I'm wise to that rise in your Levi's" which was totally embarassing to me if only because I had no idea how to respond (and actually at that moment I was trying my best not to respond  or at least not show it). It was pretty much all downhill from there.

In 1997, Clark Nary took one look at the 106-year-old house his wife, Diana Draper Nary, wanted to buy and called it “the Folsom fright.” But Diana saw past the building’s dilapidated state and set about creating a gracious and lavish Victorian home. Today the former “fright” is a genteel lady, with seven chandeliers, opulently dressed windows and rooms the color of cocoa, pink, cranberry and gold.
Such is life in historic Folsom, where residents relish the romance and color of the Gold Rush era and delight in the knowledge that Folsom was the site of the first railroad west of the Rockies. Just a few calf- and lung-challenging steps up from historic Sutter Street is Folsom’s “Nob Hill,” including several mansions built in the 1880s, but in general the homes are smaller, well-kept bungalows and cottages.
Homes are rarely for sale in this district and, when they are, command a hefty price and the blessing of the city planning department for any exterior rehabilitation.
Asking price: One three-bedroom, two-bath home on Figueroa Street built in 1892 recently appraised for $380,000—more than six times what the owner paid for it in 1980.
Who lives there: Those who long for the grace of a bygone era.
Brings to mind: A Norman Rockwell painting.
Amenities: The Sutter Street shops house antiques, crafts, gifts and restaurants in buildings dating from the 1880s. Historic highlights in this district include the Folsom History Museum, the Folsom Railroad Museum & Historic Railroad Turntable, the Folsom History Interpretive Area and the Folsom Power House.
Plus: Historic Folsom has a small-town feel that Sacramento neighborhoods don’t have.
Minus: Some residents complain when drivers park up the hill to attend events on Sutter Street.
Taboo: Aluminum windows. They’re cheap, but if ol’ Joseph Libby Folsom didn’t have them, modern-day residents shouldn’t either.
Sandra Baker writes:
Occupation: retired Reg. Nurse
Bio: Nursing school in Oakland,Ca., 1962-1965. Married Dennis Yeast in 1965. 40 yrs of Nursing in Sacramento (most of those years at Sutter
Memorial Hospital NICU). Retired in August, 2004.
Friends: Eilene Adkins, Karen Hauge, JoAnn Swoboda, Kent Towers, Dennis Yeast
Hobbies: Golf, gardening, fishing and travel
Kids: Erin Yeast Frey - age 36, Kelli Yeast Abernathy - age 32
Two wonderful daughters who live in Sacto., and still enjoy our company. One grandchild--will be 2 yrs. old in July (Dylan Charles Frey)
Grade_school: Greer School
Junior_high: Arden School
Memorable_teachers: Mr.Figenshu, Mr.Steinagle, and Mr.Patitucci---all were professional, but willing to share expertise at any time.
Alumni_in_contact: Eilene Adkins Burns, Kent Towers, Dawn Redlaczyk, Keith Mckee, Gilbert Stroppini,Donna Yeast
Sullivan, Bonnie Marie Van Buskirk
Bonnie Marie Sullivan, daughter of John and Marie VanBuskirk, was born in Sacramento, Calif., on March 16, 1944, and uplifted to the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. Both viewing and service will take place at Chapel of the Roses. Bonnie graduated from Encina High School with a Scholarship of Honor. She was extremely active in the community and in her personal life; she was a member of the Atascadero Assembly of God Church; she was a Singles Group co-leader; she was a Prayer Warrior; she was a Food Pantry volunteer and Drama; she ran a group home for foster care children via Family Care Network; she was a certified ceramics teacher, porcelain doll and jewelry maker and interior and landscape designer. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 18 years, Daniel E. Sullivan; mother Marie; sister Beverly Borden; children, Richard Dellanini, Felicia Harrison and Robert Sullivan. Her other extended children include Benet Herman, Eric Sullivan, Carol Hoopes, Steven Foote, Shane Sullivan, Shara Bajurin and sixteen grandchildren.
Published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune on 8/23/2006.
Sacramento Bee, Jan. 24, 1967
     Army Pfc. Herbert E. Frenzell, 22, the son of Mrs Chilant Frenzell, director of special education for the San Juan Unified School District, has been killed in action in Vietnam. The Army reported today Frenzell died Saturday of a gunshot wound. Frenzell, who lived at 2021 Marconi Ave., was a native of Modesto. He was graduated from Encina High School and attended American River College.
     His father, the late E. H. Frenzell, was a Sacramento realty appraiser and a member of Operation Portfolio, which was organized in 1963 to publicize the Port of Sacramento. The senior Frenzell, a retired Army colonel who served in India on the staff of England's Lord Louis Mountbatten during World War II, traveled to Europe in an effort to win business for the Sacramento port. He died in January 1964.
     Pfc. Frenzell will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. A memorial service for him will e held at 8 PM tomorrow in the McClellan Air Force Base Chapel. The family requests memorials be sent to the San Juan Unified School District's exceptional children fund.
Fresno Bee, December 21, 2003
    Shaun Michael Sullivan passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2003, at the age of 58.
    He was born on January 1, 1945, in Novato, California. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1966, he joined the US Air Force. He served 22 years as a pilot, retiring in 1989 at the rank of Lt. Colonel. During his successful career in the military, including 3 tours of Vietnam, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and 15 Air Medals. His latest military assignment was command of the Air Force ROTC Detachment at CSU Fresno. He was currently employed with the State of California EDD Office in Fresno.
     Shaun is survived by his wife Billie; sons Tim and Dale, daughter-in-law Cheryl; and grandsons Sean and Thomas; all of Fresno. He is also survived by his father Wallace of Penn Valley; sister Patty Curry of Grass Valley; and brother Phil Sullivan of Cottonwood.
     His family will celebrate his life privately. Remembrances may be sent to the Central California Blood Center.
Sacramento Union, Feb. 9, 1978
Mary Caprasecca
Services for Mary Jane (Ellsworth) Caprasecca, a librarian and clerk for the State of California for 10 years, will be at 2 PM today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sierra Oaks Ward, 2730 Hurley Way.
Mrs. Caprasecca, a native of Oregon, died Monday, Feb. 6, in Sacramento. She was 33.
She is survived by her husband, Allen; parents, Forest and Ruth Ellsworth; a grandparent, Berline Baylor, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins
Passed away Sept 3, 2003 in Sacramento, CA aged 58 years. Beloved husband of Carla for 35 years. Loving father of Tamara Anstess and son-in-law Lawrence "Hank" of Gait, Zandra Cavaiani of Sacramento. Loved grandfather of Kyle & Owen Anstess, Fayth Carlson (father Bart). Loved son of Audrey Colombo of Sacramento, Louis Colombo (deceased May 2000), Eligio Cavaiani (deceased Dec 1963); brother of Kathy Clark and husband George, Charles Cavaiani (deceased Sept 1986), Ronnie Colombo; brother and sister-in-law, Al & Nancy Hodgson; sister in-law, Myrna Allred. Also survived by aunt & uncle, Flo & Monty Montgomery of AZ; and many nieces & nephews. A graduate of Encina High School 1963. Harry was employed at the DMV 1964 to 2000 where he met his wife Carla. An avid hunter & fisherman, life member of the NRA, Founding member NRA Sacramento Members Council and President for 14+ years, Board member of the Friends of the NRA for 11+ years. Harry was also active in many other clubs and organizations including the Safari Club, Capitol Distributers' car club and scouting. His passion was time with his grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend Memorial services Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 at 2:00pm at Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NRA Foundation Endowment Fund in memory of Harry Cavaiani, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 625, Sacramento, CA 95814 or to American Diabetes Association Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attn: ADA Web, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720
Sacramento Bee, October 24, 2000
     Age 55, born November 19, 1944. A graduate of Encina High School (1962). Attended CSU, Sacramento 1967-71. 25-year member of the
International Longshore Warehousemen's Union (ILWU). Recently a self-employed paralegal. Mr. Schmidt is survived by sisters Ruth Schmidt and
Christine Allison, two brothers, Ralph and Lee Schmidt, and by four nieces and nephews.

I’m sorry to say (I’m late to report) that William Schmidt Class of 1962 (The year I was born wow! and was my Paralegal and roommate during my recovery-Sunrise Aviation plane crash victim) pass away in his sleep in October 2000 in Sacramento, Ca. He was one of the first Vietnam Veteran to return to USA in 1966 or 67 I believe and was the first to protest against the war in Oakland 1968 and the first to break the police blockade and received over 100’s of stitches in the head wow! It’s on the Documentary film about the Vietnam War. He is the one running from lots of police with his hand cuffs behind his back running. Cheap shot! That’s America for you. R.I.P”Bill” You will be missed.
Charles Turner 80
Born 6/24/44. Passed away 2/8/03 after a courageous battle with cancer at the family home in Roseville, surrounded by her family. Carol was preceded in death by her father, Gus; mother, Jean; and brother, Claude. Survived by her husband, Kent; her sons, Doug, David (Laurie), Daniel (Barbara) and Duane Derie; stepson, Drew Sandsor (Lynn) and seven grandchildren. Carol was a 1962 graduate of Encina H.S. and had recently attended her 40th reunion. Carol loved travel, vacations in Hawaii and for a time lived there with her husband Kent. Friends are invited to an event in her honor at the family home in Roseville on Sat. Feb. 22nd from 2pm till 8pm. At her request there will be no service. Contributions should be made to Sutter VNA Roseville Hospice, 1836 Sierra Gardens Dr. Ste #130, Roseville, CA 95661.
Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley 916-797-1448
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 2/16/2003.
Bob Stacy writes:
Occupation: president of river city motors
Friends: STAN Bachtold Ray BORGE
Kids: aMY IS 23 YEARS OLD IS IN THE PHD PROGRAMM AT SANDIEGO UNIVERSITY DOING BIO CHEMESTRY.  hEIDI IS 20 a junior at cal poly, getting a degree in business.  Both single, no boy friends as I run their ass off.  and it isn't because their ugly.
Grade_school: Arden grade school
Memorable_teachers: None.  As they didn't like me and i didn't like them
Favorite_memory: End of year exams!!
Mary Ellen Ramirez writes:
Occupation:                      TruckdriverTruckdriver, soon to be a student again
children: Jason Michael 33, Mary Frances 31, Ian Matthew 26, and Justin Malachi 23
Wow! since this is being written on the eve of our 40th reunion, there's much I've done that had you told me about them in 1962 I would have said ...yeah, right!...  Let's see had my first child in 1969 and got married.  Moved to Ohio to live for 16 very long years, 14 of those years in a Southeastern county that hadn't left the 19th century.  Lived in a 3-room shack with no running water or inside facilities for 3 years!  Talk about a culture shock, the people in that area couldn't understand why I was so upset and cried about their way of life, it was all they knew and they could see nothing wrong with it. Made me have a great deal more respect for the pioneer women.  Learned just how much water it takes to keep minimumly clean when you have to haul it by hand and heat it on a coal stove, also it takes a lot of snow to get one bucket of water. Gained three more children from that union for a total of four, three boys and a girl, divorced and never remarried. All three boys have been in the service, the oldesition
The fact that I drive "big rigs" for a living and started when there weren't all that many women doing that.
Judy Lamonder who I just recently got in touch with again, Lana Mandella, who I keep in touch with from time to time, and Bill Corrie who along with Lana & myself grew up on the same street
Oh gosh, horseback riding, I've always loved them and have owned them and am looking forward to once again owning a couple, water skiing, swimming, dancing, reading, photography, I'm very good at this and sewing and whatever else may come along
They all turned out to be great kids, My daughter gave me my first two grandchildren, a girl 12 and a son 5.  My middle son just added the newest one, a son 2 months and the youngest one is still in the Navy and will be responsible for me being able to get back to school sooner than I had planned as I will be moving to Washington state with him after the 40th reunion.  I am so proud of all of them. I had no drug problems, run ins with the law, not even any truancy and when you consider the long hours I had to work, they could have done pretty much anything.
I went to Dyer-Kelly from 2nd thru 8th grades
Lana Mandella, Karen Dunkley, Bill Corrie, Mike Pascoe, Judy LaRue,Bonnie Van Buskirk, Marilyn Clark, Donna Yeast,
No junior high here I went to Dyer-Kelly through 8th grade
Most of the same mentioned above with Judy Lamonder added
Mr Lee, I remember him marching in front of the classroom and really getting into his history lessons, Mr. Coke, I loved to take the animals home for the weekend.  A spanish teacher who got "asked" to leave because talks he gave on the conquistadores were misinterpeted.  He was very good and dedicated and knew his subject.
I mostly just took up space and kept my nose in a book.
Mrs. Hansen's typing class, I was her "thorn in side" student,.  Typing has never been my high suit, however computers have at least made it possible for me to type.  She always so proper and ladylike and the world has changed so much in the years since 1962
Victor M. Ramirez 1965
Michael D. Ramirez 1972 offshore3512@earthlink.net
I wish I had been more the person I have become today..I sure missed out on a lot of fun by keeping my nose in a book.
Steve Childress writes:
Occupation:  Director Engineering Services,
Bio: After graduation I went on to American River JC studying computer programing and electronics. I made a long career of this in the Bay area. 3 years at Fairchild Semiconductor, and 30 years at Intel Corp...you know... the Pentium people. I retired from Intel and joined a small electronic service company to keep having some fun. I married Conney Donely but that didn't last (5 years) and kept trying until I met Kilcha, now very happy. I live in the Santa Cruz mountains about 5 miles from the ocean and have been remodeling the house for 6 years. I was slowed down a bit by a heart attack in 2000, but feel fine now and going strong. I have traveled most of the world working for the electronics industry.
Trivia: I got married right afterwards and had a son just as the war was in full bloom. I remember the day when I was notified to report, and the war ended the next week so I missed getting drafted.
Friends: The yearbook staff, Les Harvey, Paul Klausner,John Sacchetti, Jeff Williams and many more....Connie Donely of course.
Hobbies: I continued to play tennis most of my life, love ping pong and fishing when I can squeeze it in which is not often. Many years of learning to restore cars. My longest lasting hobby is photography which started at Encina as one of the yearbook photographers.
Grade_school_friends: No memory on this one, didn't like grade school much
Memorable_teachers: Well, for sure the top two are Miss Kornmayer and Mr Steinagel, they were just plain great people and teachers.
Favorite_memory: Tennis team, yearbook and newspaper, my passionate pink roadster I would sneek out of the garage and drive through the Encina parking lot, put it back in the garage, and then run to school. I didn't have a drivers license at the time.
Story: Lee Pratt had some real interesting stories about his fun in the highway patrol, like putting a fake taxi sign on top of his car so he could fake out the truck drivers and catch them. Or putting his girl friend in uniform so he could take her with him during work.
Linda Hackley writes:
Occupation: Real Estate Trust Accountant
Bio: moved to Seattle Wn, Laguna Beach, San Clemente Re-married, adopted son at age 42 when most of my friends were about to be empty-nesters.
Friends: Michelle Smith  Eugena Bandy (deceased)
Hobbies: Teenagers Mom/ carpooling/fundraising etc.
Kids: one son 15.5 driving with learners permit/ 4.39 honors student/ JV golf team at Santa Margarita Catholic School
Grade_school: Dyer-Kelly  Sacramento
Grade_school_friends: Judy Casho (Gomez) Lu Ella Murschell (Fulton)
Junior_high_friends: Michelle Smith
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Benvenuti  (fun)  Mr Coke (was interested in my welfare)
Story: Anyone hear from Michelle Smith?
Alumni_in_contact: Judy Casho (Gomez)
Heard_about_website_from: reunion pre -invitation notice
Rick Larson writes:
I was born in Sacramento in 1944.  My family moved to Long Island, NY before I was one, following my father to his next duty station in WWII.  Before I was two, my father was moved west again and I was dropped off in Minnesota to stay with my grandparents [safer in the bread basket of the country, I guess].  When my father was deployed to the Pacific, my mom picked me up and we went to live in Pittsburgh, CA and then San Francisco.  I went to kindergarten in Cleveland, OH – started 1st grade in Montevideo, MN – finished 1st grade at Theodore Judah in Sacramento – went to 2nd through 5th grade at El Dorado Elementary on J Street – Winterstein in Sierra Oaks for the 6th grade.  My family stayed put after that, but Winterstein only went through 6th, so off I went to Arden for 7th & 8th.  I met Gary Hastings and Steve Memering there, beginning the first real friendships of my life.

Encina was the first school I really settled into and where I got to know people.  Lesley Saladen and Jack Carey were excellent teachers and had a mentor’s effect on me that’s lasted throughout my life.  I knew everyone and loved being able to say “hi” to them all as we passed in the halls.  I found many good friends there.

After Encina, I started wandering again, learning to survive sub zero temperatures for long periods of time and getting a BA in History from St Olaf College in Minnesota.  There I became convinced of the tenets of enlightenment thinking, decided Christians were cop-outs and that surely the person described in the Bible as the Christ could never have existed.

The next 24 years were a quest to become the noble soul, contemplated by enlightenment philosophy as the human being’s properly evolved position in our natural world.  I took up John Kennedy’s challenge, joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching in Ethiopia.

Returning to the states, I wandered back to California, joined a commune and went to work in the alternative education business.  We took junior high kids on adventures from Mexico to the Arctic Circle – trips intentionally designed to expand minds and horizons.  Enlightened logic also induced me to work for Frank Oppenheimer in his Exploratorium at the south end of the
Golden Gate.

The Commune decided to move to the country in 1971 and began a cross-country trip that ended in northern New Hampshire.  We kept losing people as we wandered across the continent.  One didn’t make it past Sacramento; we lost another in Oregon, two more in Minnesota and another in Erie, PA.  Four of us made it to New Hampshire in the middle of a cold and snowy winter.  I had
returned to sub zero temperatures.  I worked as a Volkswagen mechanic, sign painter, laborer on an interstate highway, teacher, and principal of a school during that time and also scored a Masters degree in education – all in aid of furthering evolution and the quest for the goodness and supremacy of the person.  I lived through three heavy winters with no heat other than what I could provide for myself by felling trees and splitting wood; the only running water came trickling in from a spring in a glade above my home.

In 1981, electronics looked like a promising field.  I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to attend a school that fed technicians to Bell Labs in Chicago. I was going to be a computer designer – while in school I designed a control board for a computer eventually used by quadriplegics who were unable to move any part of their body, but they could give commands to the computer by blowing on straws.

The sum of all of this activity was zero and maybe even in the negative numbers.  My marriage of 13 years had been crushed under the weight of the quest for enlightenment man, aided and abetted by its late 20th century Aquarian companions sex, drugs and rock and roll.  I had no friends around me – had lost touch with everyone.  There was no music in my life and no joy.  I was utterly alone.

I decided to give up trying to do and be good and instead pursue business and cash.  I turned myself into a new business developer under the direction of several competent mentor entrepreneurs.  Over the next 13 years I participated in the heady, bright lights world of new business development launching: cable TV [back when the question was, “Why do I need more than 3 channels?”];  digital products over broadband;  the first facilities based competitor to Bell Atlantic;  process design;  a cyber HR department of the 21st century and others.  These endeavors provided the financial base to allow me to continue aimless wandering.

I came to Denver to work for a quintessential entrepreneur who gave me endlessly interesting work.  But what really happened was . . .

There’s a church in my neighborhood that I drove by at least two times a day for five years.  My position was, “I am never going in there.”  Why subject myself to a bunch of unenlightened, unthinking, unreasoning fundamentalists? Then one day in 1993, I did drive in for a reason that was a mystery.  My expectation was that I’d receive, at most, a brochure and Sunday service times.  Instead, the receptionist asked me to wait, disappeared for a moment and coming back said the pastor would like to talk to me, if I had the time.

I told him much of the tale above and he said, “You’ve spent a lot of your life trying to become a good man.  You could profit from studying the life of a really good man.”  I rolled my eyes and said to him, “O brother.  Here comes the pitch.”  To which he replied, “I can understand why you’d think this is just a pitch.  But, if you were to go out on to major intersections in any world capital and ask for a list of the top great people of history, Jesus’ name would be on those lists.  So, what could you lose by studying His life?”

I couldn’t contest the logic of that.  But I told him that it would not take me long to discover the falseness in the story and at that point we would both discover how much time we had wasted together.  He said he was willing to take the risk.

We spent the next 18 months studying the four Gospels together.  I could not discover any logical, legal or other inconsistencies despite my best efforts to do so.  Instead, I became a follower of Jesus Christ.

My life has changed completely.  I believe it’s impossible to describe to another one’s relationship with God.  I don’t try.  I’m willing to discuss my experience with Him with anyone who asks.  There are, however certain phrases that describe the words, “my life has changed completely.”  Peace is a large part of it.  I’m in love with my wife, Anne.  Two kids, Nathan and Kate, challenge me and bring me joy.  I’m no longer driven by the insatiable urge to wander.  The music is back.  I’m content and no longer alone.

Herbert Ernest Frenzell '62 - age 22
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
June 20, 1944 to January 21, 1967
In Binh Thuy, South Vietnam
Sally Long writes:
Occupation: Marriage and Family Therapist
Bio: Since graduation, I have done the usual string of things: go on to college (graduated from UCD with a degree in Art History), married, raised two sons, worked as a graphic artist, divorced, went back to graduate school (M.A. in Psychology from CSUS), and started working as a school counselor and a family therapist.  Still single, still working.
Grade_school: Winterstein
Junior_high: Arden
Karen Hauge writes:
After High school, I went to Sac State.  Got married, had a daughter.Dropped out 9 units fom graduating. Moved to Fort Benning, GA and thenFort Knox , Ky.  Had a son. Husband volunteered for Viet Nam.  I moved back to Sacto and
finished up with a BA and then a Teaching credential.  I taught inSan Juan District for 31 years-Kindergarten through 6th- and just retired in June. In 92 divorced and was single for about 4 years..  I remet a friend from my Church Youth Group,  We were married in 96.  We live in Arden Park. I have 4 grandkids- 3 boys and 1 girl. I keep busy traveling, reading, being on a Homeowners Board in Palm Springs, going to Grandkid's football games, and keeping up with projects.
Bill Corrie writes:
I've worked for the State for 37 years; graduated with a degree in accounting from CSUS; married 28 years; a son Bryan 27 and a daughter Kristin 23; granddaughter Alicia nine months; coached and refereed soccer; coached baseball and softball; and now spend some of my spare time on genealogy.  Hope to retire next year.  In retirement, I hope to take up golf, travel, and genealogy.
Dolores "Taffy" Hotchkiss writes:
Some of you may remember me as serious, quiet and somewhat of a religious nut. I could not go to dances or even to movies. I’ve gotten over being all of those things.  I'm not serious, but known by friends to enjoy life.  I am at times still quiet.  And I may be a bit of a nut, but not a religious nut.
I started working for the State the Monday after graduation. Six months later, I got married. I have two sons from that marriage, now 36 and 34 and I quit working when I became pregnant. Allen is an ex-Marine, born Christmas Day, and works as a heavy equipment operator. West, born on Summer Solstice, works currently for the State and is also an actor in many Sacramento area theaters. They both are single and live in Sacramento. My grandchildren live in a remote area in Oregon so I see them rarely.
In 1970, I divorced and started working for Calif. State Auto Assoc. (AAA). I worked there for 25 years in several different Sacramento area offices with various job titles. I made many friends and enjoyed working at AAA. Half of that time, I was a legal secretary for in-house counsel. I also had two more marriages during that time that ended in divorce. I have, however, been on friendly terms with all of my ex's. I’m just independent and didn’t like being smothered. I spent many years as a single mom. My step-sister was a bartender in and around Sonora and I often visited her on weekends and knew every bar in three counties - Amador, Tuolumne, and Calaveras. My mother lives in Sonora now so I go there often to visit her, but no longer the bars.
I married again in 1987, after dating Mike for four years. He was one of the attorneys in my office (not my boss), and we have been happily married ever since. About ten years ago, I was thinking of leaving him also. I am a person who likes change. It has something to do with the fact that I’m a Pisces and an ENFP. My counselor at the time said maybe I should try to find something else to change rather than husbands. She was right. I stayed and couldn't be happier about it.  Mike is an artist, a generous, kind-hearted man, and an excellent cook. He does all the cooking. (He is an admirer of Steve Memering’s artwork.) And I am ever fascinated listening to his philosophical musings.
After I married Mike, we couldn’t work in the same office (company policy) so I was transferred to Auburn.  That's why we bought a house in Rocklin.  I subsequently worked in other offices and job positions and eventually decided I missed legal work and left AAA to work in a one attorney office (plaintiff) in mid-town Sacramento. I love mid-town.  I would wander the streets at lunch time and made friends in nearby shops and cafes.  I loved my job, but Mike left AAA when offered an early retirement (40% of the employees left when they downsized), so I quit and we spent the next three years traveling. Have been to China, Thailand, Fiji, Tahiti, Israel, Turkey, Africa, Egypt, Hawaii, and Europe several times. We spent three months in Australia. That was my favorite trip.
I am going to Weight Watchers to get rid of my travel souvenirs (many pounds). The stock market weight loss program has lightened us up so much we’re both looking for work again.
As for hobbies, I’ve never been into crafts. I love music, from jazz to opera. Five years ago, I started taking accordion lessons. I’m currently playing in Fiddler on the Roof at American River College. I do play with a friend or two at rest homes, private parties, benefits, malls and occasionally a restaurant. I don’t play Lady of Spain or Beer Barrel Polka (unless requested). My first love is French music. In fact, I love anything French. I took four years of French at Encina and have in the past ten years or so taken several classes at ARC and Sierra College. I haven’t gotten past basic French, but have made some wonderful friends. We’ve traveled to France together. Attended a wedding there a few years ago, and now have French friends who own a small hotel in Paris. Twelve of us get together periodically where each couple brings a course (French cuisine, mais oui) and we enjoy a five-hour meal just as we have in France.
I’ve taken classes in meditation, Tarot card reading, numerology, yoga, tai chi, astrology, Feng Shui, jewelry making, fiddle and piano lessons, and more. I know a little bit about a lot of things but not a great deal about any of them.
I have been in a Bunco group for eight years. There are 12 regulars (plus several alternates) so the party’s at my house once a year. I also help some of my friends with their parties. Our group is different in that we do theme parties. Some of us really get carried away with the theme. The decorations start at the front door, and can include many rooms and/or yard. We have a year to collect decoration. We all dress in costumes for the theme and usually the dinner and prizes coordinate. We’ve had everything from Bordello Bunco to angels. Pirates of the Caribbean, Gone With The Wind, Titanic, African Safari, the Flintstones, Cats, etc. You wouldn’t believe these parties. I’ve done a Gypsies theme. My living room became a tent with murals of gypsy camps and even a real fortune teller. (Mike decided he’s always wanted to live in a tent so it stayed there for several months. Ken, he’s envious of your year on the mountain. Says it’s every attorney’s dream.) A Mad Hatter Tea Party with life size flowers and the caterpillar with his hookah. A Night at the Opera Christmas Party. (I found a CD of drinking songs from operas.) I had murals of opera sets, opera posters from Paris, and red velvet hanging drapes. The girls arrived in limos wearing evening gowns and furs. I have had Beatnik Bunco, Goddesses Bunco (with life-size goddess and 8-foot temple columns) and Biker Bunco (with a red Harley in my living room). My next one is Egypt. We have so much fun dressing up once a month.  We really play.  And it’s handy having an artist husband who carries out my decorating ideas and does the cooking.
I told you I wasn’t quiet anymore.
Alice Braio writes:
Occupation: retired united states probation and parole officer
Bio: went to court reporting school on scholarship received senior year at Encina.   Worked in court one summer and then went to college, Sac State and Univ of Nevada, Reno. BA/MA in Sociology.   Worked for sacto co probation for 9 years; then went to federal probation in l976. Retired 12/99. now teach variety of probation/parole/police classes part time, 2-3x month, adjunct faculty, folsom lake college, volunteer at school for homeless kids, some travelling. 
Trivia: was first female federal probation officer hired in northern san joaquin valley.
published author, Journal of Juvenile and Family Court, "Short Term family therapy with Incarcerated Adolescents," Second Edition, 2/78; 1999 Inductee, "Who's Who in Professionals."
Friends: best friends: nancy benvenuti, molly culbertson, sue abegglen, janie hullen, sue caplan, jan morrow, linda palmer, sugar holmes. lost contact with:  sue abegglen, janie, linda, sugar. 
Hobbies: reading, traveling, skiing, rollerblading, cooking.
Kids: daughter age 30 is an attorney locally.  son age 27 in computer industry in bay area.  no grandchildren.
Grade_school: pope aveune
Grade_school_friends: nancy benvenuti, molly culbertson, sue abegglen, randi muller, jackie mulkey, jim bender, bill hinshaw, steve abegglen, chuck binning, karen toepfer.
Junior_high: same school grades 3-8, no separate jr. high
Memorable_teachers:  Mr. patitucci, steinagle, figenshu, coke, leafe.  Mrs. klausner, Walsh, Kornmeyer, robinson, wilson.  they all expected excellence but were approachable and made learning fun.
Darryl Schoon playing piano at assemblies, homecoming game against El Camino.
PE in halls during freshman year as gym wasn't completed.
Gary Hastings writes:
Since there has been an interest in biographies, here's a recap of my life so far... I wish it were a little more exciting, but I haven't been to a lot of exotic places or made a lot of money or collected a lot of toys. Unless you call a chain saw and 4wd pickup toys.
Well, I don't know where to begin.  It's been too long.  I'm living in Sonora, been here over twenty years.  Been married 3 times.  Currently working for the County of Tuolumne as a computer systems analyst.  I know, it's hard to believe I became a computer geek.  I just kinda fell into it. I've never had any kids of my own.  My current wife has three daughters, but there is only one left living at home and she is going into the Army next summer.
After Encina, I went to American River College for a semester, didn't do too well with school, so Bender and I joined the Army.  Went to Thailand, came home, got married, went to Key West, FL for the remainder of my Army hitch. Graduated from Sac. State with BA in government.  Got divorced. Did lots of theater, bummed around for a few years as an itinerate musician, did the sex, drugs and rock and roll thing.  Finally ended up in Sonora, got a job, helped start a small business, went back to school, got educated in computers.  Married again, divorced again.  Had a couple of heart attacks. Got married again (Melinda) 18 years my junior, got the job with Tuolumne County.
I've got a nice house on 2.5 acres high on a hill above Columbia.  On a good day we can see all the way across the valley to Mt. Diablo.  We get some beautiful sunsets.   4 dogs, 2 cats.  I never have wanted much, just my own place, a little vegetable garden, and a good job.  At least I've got that.
I've often wondered what became of some of my old pals.  It's been great corresponding with Rick, Bruce, and Ken on the Encina E-Group thing, it has been truly fascinating to hear from these old friends after all these years. It would be better if others would join in.  I.E. Dave Warnock, Tom Weller, Jerry Geotzman, Dianna Draper. Jim Bender, Al Arrington. I know you're out there.  (Mike Michelle, Steve M. says you are aware of this group)
Naturally, I left out all the foolish stuff.
Steve Memering writes:
Occupation: Teacher/artist
Bio: Graduated from Berkeley. Got a masters and a teaching credential from CSUS. Have been teaching at W.E. Mitchell Middle School for last 26 years with no time off for good behavior.
Hobbies: I'm into scuba diving, skiing, traveling. I've been everywhere.
Grade_school_friends: Gary Hastings, Rick Larson, Diana Draper.
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Saliden. Mr. Patatucci
Story: I'm in several galleries in town. Smith Gallery on Marconi and Fulton.
Elliot Fouts Gallery in Rosville on Douglas. Fire and Rain in Folsom. I have a show coming up at the Smith Gallery in November with the reception on the second saturday. Nov. 10th. 6pm to 9pm.
Shaun Sullivan writes:
     After I got out of college, I went to work at Channel 3 in Sacto, just as my Mom and brother had.  In September 1966, as I'm sure you well remember, once you lost that 2S deferment, you were  easy pickings for the (pre-lottery) draft.   My idea of a good time did not include humping the boonies, playing tag with Charlie, so I went to see the Air Force recruiter. He said, "Y'all wanna be a pahlit?"  I thought, "Cool!"  The military was hard up for people, so I made it thru Officer Training School, Undergraduate Pilot Training, and C-130 qualification.  I ended up spending all or parts of every year from 1969 to 1974 in Vietnam or Cambodia.  Strange thing about the Air Force--the longer I stayed, the more I enjoyed it.  The stereotype of Department of Defense bureaucracy is not only not true, the Air Force is 100 times more responsive to its people than my current employer, the State of California, as well as a hell of a lot more efficient.  My last assignment was as the commander of the Air Force ROTC unit at Fresno State, and it was a wonderful way to finally calling it quits.  I retired with almost 23 years of service, and would have stayed longer, but my next assignment would have been back to southern Illinois (just across the river from St Louis).  The job would have been great, and the local population was very supportive of the military, but I was damned if I was going to put up with another Illinois summer or winter.  There's an old saying that there is nothing between the North Pole and Belleville, Illinois, but a barbed wire fence.  I wanted to be near people who did not know the meaning of wind-chill factor or heat index.
     I enjoyed the Air Force immensely--I have been all around the world, and lived in a lot of interesting places, and seen a lot of interesting things.   It certainly isn't for a whole lot of people, but, for me, it was nearly perfect.
Sacramento Bee, August 30, 2001
   On August 28, 2001, age 57, Judy Ann Riddleberger died peacefully in her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Donald Riddleberger of Sacramento, daughter of the late Harry and Zella Herzog, and loving mother of Ellen Kunert of Washington, DC, Jeff Riddleberger of Mendocino, CA, and Donna Crescioli of Carmichael, CA. Devoted grandmother of Gianna Cannataro and cherished sister of Mary Diane Williams of Sacramento. Survived by many numerous loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A Sacramento resident for 48 years, Judy graduated from Encina High School and California State University of Sacramento with degrees in History and Education. Judy took an active interest in her community by volunteering in area schools. She was also past president of the Sacramento Theater Ballet Association. An avid and talented painter for the past 10 years, Judy won several awards and was published for her original designs. She shared her love of painting by teaching her skill to others. A memorial service will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 1. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Robin Ellett writes:
Occupation: Door & Window Sales
Bio: I actually didn't graduate from Encina.  We moved to the San Francisco area just before the start of my senior year.  I graduated from Novato H.S. in 1962.   Married in 1963.  Two children.  Now, two Grandchildren. I'm currently living in So. Calif.
Friends: I graduated 8th grade from Arden Elementary school.  Best friends were Roxanne, Pat Jones, Ruth Cook, etc.  We had dreams of sailing to South America.   Later we tho't we'd buy a jeep and drive down. 
High school.....we were to be the first graduating class of four years from Encina High....our brand new very own school.  Best friends.....so many; Betty Emerson, Judy Queal, Sue Berg, Robin Evans, Cheryl, come to mind right now.  I was also active at Sierra Arden Congregational Church and had many friends there too.  Some went to El Camino H.S..  I've lost contact with everyone but Betsy Piersons family. 
Memorable_teachers: Mr Figenshoe [sp?] who taught biology & drivers ed.  We nick-named him Mr Fungus foot.
Favorite_memory: When we raised money for one of the boys who had been in a hunting accident & lost his leg.  The boys in shop also converted his car so he could drive it with just one leg.
Sue Corbett writes:
Occupation: Retired State Employee
Bio: Since graduation I have mostly been working, working, working--until last year when I retired after 35 years with the State, 22 of which were at the Legislature.   Presently working two days a week as a retired annuitant with the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.  Went to ARC for two years after Encina, but married, had a child, was widowed and raised my son as a single parent, so didn't complete a degree until about 10 years ago.  Stayed single for many years but have recently partnered and am very happy.
Trivia: I have had a variety of community interests, including politics (Democrat), serving as a literacy tutor, a mentor and a 12-step sponsor.  Presently responsible for a newsletter for a 300-member women's organization.
Friends: Have lost contact with just about everyone but would love to hear from former classmates.
Hobbies: As far as hobbies/interests, I am an avid reader, enjoy anything outdoors, especially hiking, travel of course, love music and theater, have played the guitar and the harp, the occasional arts/craft project, gardening, reading and discussion groups, dining out, exercise...well, I could go on and on.  I am always interested in new experiences and want to do it all before I check out.
Kids: I have one son (Scott 33) and one grandchild, a one-year old named Zora Irene.   They live in Philadelphia.  My dauther-in-law teaches at Penn, which is where my son graduated from.  I wish they lived closer but it gives me an opportunity to travel.
Grade_school: As I moved to Sacto from Auburn, only attended Dyer Kelly for eighth grade.
Grade_school_friends: From Dyer Kelly I especially remember Shelly Ready, Judy Larue, Frances Falk, Judy Casho, Bonnie Van Buskirk, Greg Phelps, Dick Parrett....
Memorable_teachers: Most memorable teachers were Mr. Figenshu who made biology interesting, Mr. Lee who had a sense of humor, Mr. Psiahas who taught French, Mr. Pattitucci-Art.
Favorite_memory: As for school memories, just the general excitement of being at a new school, meeting new people.  Also being involved with a group who petitioned for the girls to be able to wear slacks and shorter skirts.  It's hard to believe we couldn't wear pants to school.
Story: There are many interesting stories but hey, I might have to face these folks someday so I'll pass on sharing them.
Harold Priddy writes:
Occupation: Retired (1994 medical)
Bio: After I left school I went into the Army for two years lied about my age got away with it me bad,then with the Sacramento Police for little over two years then went to work at UCD at Davis Vet Med under the head Vet working in animal recerch for a few years .I went on the road with my own truck and saw this great big and beautiful land of ours then in Jan/94 I was hurt on the job went threw work comp for 3years then rehab were I took up Computers,over the years  I have found out that I am the great great grandson of Chief Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation and very proud to be a true Native of this land.drop me a line <bear@bigvalley.net> P.S Looking for two very special friends Connie Hall and Wayne Oliver
Trivia: Be sids my BIO in 1997 re married and change my last name thats right a man change his last nane to hers.That kinda tells what my life has been.
Friends: My Frist Love Connie Hall,MrWayne Oliver,MrHarry Cavaiani, ALL OF THEM
Hobbies: #1This Computer,#2Fishing,#3Camping,#4Going to Bodge Bay,#5 Hanging out in San Francisco.#6 and looking at this great land of ours.
Kids: I have 3 girls 29,31,33= my 29 year old Heather is a broker for a real astate ferm,my 31 year old Heidi is a teacher in the san juan school, my 33 year old Helen has her own day care home,they have given me 5 of the best grandkides that a father could ask for ages are 3,8,10,15,15,All of us live in the same complex in Carmichael
Memorable_teachers: Mr Patachucci at that time to me he was the kind of man I whould like to have as a Father plus he was cool.
Favorite_memory: Hanging out with my friends,going to games when I can,Art,Shop,
Story: Well if I did there will be a lot of people mad at me,think about it, it was 1962 no more to say about it!
Sacramento Bee, July 14, 2000
   Passed away at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Roseville on July 12, 2000. He was a native of Sacramento and resided in Roseville for the past 20 years. He retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad after 28 years of service. A member of many golf clubs over the years, and was the Golf Marshall of Woodcreek Golf Course. He enjoyed golf and loved playing with his buddies. He also enjoyed buying and fixing up custom cars and boats. Gary is survived by his son, Todd (Marcy) Bold of Elk Grove, and his parents Greg and Lucille Bold of Sacramento.
John Milliken writes:
Occupation: Captain/Delta Airlines
Bio: Six years active duty Air Force, including two terms in Vietnam 1969 and 1972. Became a pilot for Western Airlines 1977-1987, when Western was acquired by Delta. Lived in San Francisco 1977-1982; Salt Lake City 1982-1985; Sacramento 1985-1988; Lake Oswego, Oregon 1988 -1997. Now reside in Westlake Village, CA. Married to wife, Leslie, with one son, Pierce, age 6 (born when I was 50).
Trivia: Married 1974 to 1977 to Linda Jividan; class of 1965. Continue to collect and refurbish award-winning antique cars. Packards and Cadillacs of the 30's, specifically.
Friends: Best friends in high school were Greg Bogart, Gilbert Stroppini and Sue Caplan (Sperber). I am still in contact with all three of these people.
Hobbies: Antique cars; Harley Davidson; Cabin Cruiser; Skiing; Traveling.
Kids: Only one son, age 6, born January 1995; soon after my 50th birthday.
Grade_school: Howe Avenue
Grade_school_friends: Leonard Reposo; Steve Ball; Ron Burke; Gilbert Stroppini
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: Same.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Coke; John Psiahs; Ed Gallagher
Favorite_memory: My '39 La Salle convertible.
Sibling_info: Tom Milliken; Class of '63
April Milliken; Class of '68
Heard_about_website_from: April Milliken; my sister.
acramento Bee, Dec. 2, 1989
Active in Lutheran Church
   A memorial service for Judith Anne Mathay will be at 2 PM today in Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville. She died of cancer Wednesday in a local hospital.
   Mrs. Mathay, 45, was born in Oakland and had lived most of her life in Sacramento. She was a graduate of Encina High School and the former Sacramento State College, where she earned a teaching credential.
   She taught locally for a few years before leaving Sacramento and residing in Sunnyvale; Kansas City, Kan.; and the Bay Area. She returned to Sacramento County, settling in Folsom, two years ago.
   Mrs. Mathay was active with the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and Roseville Newcomers Club.
   She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Herbert Mathay Jr.; children, Steven and Erin Mathay, both of Folsom; parents, O.B. and Isabelle Cox of Sacramento; a brother, Thomas B. Cox of Sacramento; and a sister, Sally Mayberry of Miami.
   The family requests that any remembrances be made to the Judith Mathay Memorial Fund at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.
Sacramento Bee, Feb. 9, 1991
  In this city Feb. 6, 1991. Beloved son of Virginia Rapp and Max Bachtold. Devoted brother of Bonnie Porter. Loved uncle of Matthew and Tara Haslam. Stan was a graduate of Encina High School in 1962 and University of California Berkeley 1966 and excelled in baseball and golf. A veteran of Vietnam. A native of Avalon, CA, aged 46 years.
  Remembrances may be made to the Vietnam Memorial Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.
Ruth Cook writes:
Occupation: Process Engineer
Bio: 1964 - Finished my first two years of college at American River Junior College.
1967 - BA from the University of California Berkeley, with a major in Art.
1968 - Finished a year as a social worker in New York City.  One year was enough.
1968 to 70 - Art History student in Florence, Italy, received an MA from the Villa Schifanoia.
1970 - Got married.
1971 to 77 - Spent seven years teaching art in high and junior high schools.
1977 to 82 - Went back to school, changed fields to became employable in a more lucrative job market. 
 BS and MS in Ceramic Engineering at Rutgers University.
1980 - Divorced my first husband.
1982 to 91 - Worked as a research engineer, in the field of infrared optics (night vision lenses for thermal tank sites), mostly at Texas Instruments in Dallas TX.  This ended with the end of the cold war, with cuts in defense spending, and a 9,000-person layoff at T.I.
1987 - Adopted two children from Karala, south India.  David was five years old, and Linda was ten.
1991 to present - Process engineer at Delphi Delco Electronics in Kokomo IN.  My area of specialization is now in glass seals for micromachines, accelerometers used for crash impact detection for air bags.  These miniature machines are actually computer chips.   This work is interesting to me, though it has taken me a long way from my origins as an art teacher, and is of course much more financially rewarding.  
1999 - Married George Weston.  George and I are a great pair, this has been one of the best and most meaningful milestones in my life.  As the last of my two kids is almost out of the house, George and I have a lot of living to look forward to.    We will be going into an early retirement, probably in Santa Fe NM.    Then the fun will just be starting.
Friends: :  I have been able to contact some old friends through the classmates.com: Carolyn Vroman, Dolores Hotchkiss, Betsy Bero, and Roxanne Allen.  These were four very good friends while I was at Encina and I look forward to some long e-mail chats with them.
Hobbies: I jog two miles a day and have been doing this for the past 20 years now.   So I guess jogging is a hobby, but a very serious one.  I am returning to playing the piano and am currently studying with a classical pianist.  George just bought me a Steinway "B", and I am working very hard at becoming a more proficient musician.  So this hobby is also a very serious one.  I hope to do a lot more with music when I retire, which I hope will be soon.   I dream of returning to the arts.
Kids: I have already mentioned the two kids I adopted from India, as a single parent.   Linda, her Indian name is Aleyamma, is now 23 years old.  David, his Indian name is Anyon, is almost 19.
Grade_school: Cottage
Junior_high: Arden
Favorite_memory: The art classes I took at Encina with Mr. Taylor, Mr. Pattatuci and Mr. Ogden.   It was those experiences that inspired me to become an art teacher.   Its too bad that the public schools have tended to drop the art programs the way they have, and that there are so few jobs left for art teachers.  It certainly was an inspiring time for me as a teenager.
Arnold Baker writes:
homepage: members.unlimited.net/~ajbaker
Occupation: Retired
Bio: College, National Guard, Computers, Teaching Computers
Trivia: This is a tough one. Suffice to say, I never did own a gas station.
Friends: Raleigh Adams, Sandra Baker, Michelle Smith, Paul Baughman
Hobbies: Computers (Software and Hardware), RV'ing, traveling, stock investing, meeting more and more wonderful friends.
Kids: David, the oldest is Data Processing Manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Fremont (chip off the old block)
Jason, the youngest recently graduated from Sac State with a degree in Criminal Justice. (It will be interesting to see what he does with it)
Grade_school: Yup. Me and both my sons.
Memorable_teachers: Karl Leofler - who inspired and enlightened me in the world of mathematics. Without his constant turoring and tolerance for such an unworthly student, I doubt if I would have learned anything about computers.
Max McDonald - Who's belief in me allowed me to go higher.
Vernon Alcorn - Who always treated me as a peer in automotive engineering.
Favorite_memory: Graduation.
Story: Yes. Max McDonald was later to become my Dean of Instruction when I taught at American River College. He was delightful and wonderful boss.
Bonnie Van Buskirk writes:
Occupation: Crafter
Bio: Married, raised three children. Am a grandmother of 4 and another one on the way.   Worked in school district for 10 years.  Moved to the coast, travel a lot. Love to garden. I work in the ministry for singles at our church.  Go to the ocean as often as I can ( it is 17 miles from where I live).  Enjoy life,friends,and most of all my married life.
Friends: Frances Falk, Linda Weatherford, Jill Frost,Marlene Brazell,Sue Berg,Marilyn Clark,Bill Ashmus, Jerry Roberts,Luella Murschell,Pat Rinehart,Bonnie Rogers, and many more.  Lost contact with all
Hobbies: I make porcelain dolls, Indian crafty, read, enjoy travelling,cooking.
Kids: I have three children.
Richard the oldest lives in Fresno and has one daughter and another baby on the way .   Felicia is my middle child and she lives in Chicago and has one son and hope to have another one later next year.  Robert has two boys age 12 and 5.
Grade_school_friends: Shuan Sullivan, Pam Wood, Dick Parrett,Linda Whiteker,Beverlee West,JoAnn Warne,Brenda Townpson,Pat Vaughn, Charlotte Stout,
Memorable_teachers: Mr. John Figenshu, very interesting to listen to and his teaching was rewarding.Mrs.Lacey, she was very patient with us students that was hard to teach.   Mr. Lee, juat a great teacher that I was glad to be a student in his classroom./
Favorite_memory: The days that we had Apache day.  All would come in outfits that look like Indians.  we all seemed to let are hair down and have fun.
Heard_about_website_from: from my husband
Rudy Minnick (obituary in the Sacramento Bee, August 18, 1991)
Publication Date: August 18, 1991
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Page: B9

   Obituary: Rudy Minnick, a Sacramento city recreation leader whose speciality was working with handicapped and senior citizens, is dead at age 47 of leukemia. For the past 12 years, Mr. Minnick had been local games director for the Special Olympics, a program for the developmentally disabled. He was the founder and director of ACT (Ability to Compete
Together), a program for physically disabled youngsters. And this year, in conjunction with Little League District 7, he organized Challenger Baseball, a program in which physically and developmentally disabled youngsters played on Little League teams, according to city recreation superintendent Alan Boyd.
   "He was a caring, committed and `can do' sort of guy," Boyd recalled Saturday night. "He was excellent in organizing big events and enlisting the aid of private clubs and service groups.
   "And he was extremely successful in soliciting donations from corporate groups to help support the Special Olympics and ACT. He will be missed."
    A native of Sacramento who graduated from Encina High School in 1962, Mr. Minnick learned only three months ago that he was suffering from leukemia. He died Thursday.
    He served four years as an Air Force enlisted man before attending California State University, Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education, his father Jim Minnick said.
    Mr. Minnick then joined the Sacramento Department of Parks and Community Development. He was a former director of the Senior Citizens Center, a city-operated facility at 915 27th St.
    In addition to his father, Mr. Minnick is survived by his mother, Mary Minnick of Sacramento; and a sister, Susan Tracy of Grass Valley.
Lyle Jacobson writes:
Occupation: Air Balance Technician
Bio: 1967  Graduated from Biola College, in LA, and married Graduated from Denver 1970  Graduated from Denver Seminary
1970-1981  Was a Youth Pastor in Collinsville, Ill, then Lexington, Ma.; had 3 daughters
1981  Was Pastor in Felton, CA near Santa Cruz
1990  Returned to Sacramento, divorced, started work in Air Balance field
1991  Married Margie Parker, moved to Carmichael.  Am VERY HAPPY!
Friends: Doug Downs, Norm Burster
Hobbies: Golf, travel, reading, movies, gardening
Kids: Kim, age 29, lives in NYC, works in marketing for SHOWTIME
Kendra, age 26, married last year, lives in Sonora, attending Stanislaus State
Karie, age 25, lives, works in Tahoe Vista (graduated from Encina)
Grade_school: Dyer Kelly
Grade_school_friends: I had no friends in grade school.
Junior_high: None
Junior_high_friends: I had fewer friends in Jr High
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Figenshu.  Slight sense of humor.
Mr. Day.  Enthusiastic about Latin
Favorite_memory: The bermuda shorts protest.  Many of us came in shorts to win the right to wear shorts to school.
Heard_about_website_from: Ralph Jacobson, class of '66
Barbara Rea writes:
Bio: After high schooI I attended U.C. Davis where I met my husband Bob.   After his graduation, we spent two years in the Army, 18 months of that time in Germany.  Vickie Griffiths Warner and her husband were there at the same time.   We returned to the U. S. in 1970 where Bob began a new career in the banking business and we began our family.  We have four children, Hollen 27; Heather 24; Leslie 21; and Laurel, 18.  Bob works for the Federal Land Bank in Turlock; I own a drapery and interiors business. We also four grandchildren.
Randi Muller writes:
Bio: Since I am one of the older classmates this info would take about 100 pages. Our class of 62 was the first 4 year class to graduat from Encina. We were there on the first day it opened. I got married moved to San Francisco, had a baby, got divorced. Then I started working in a grocery store, remarried had 2 more babies, moved to the San Jose area, got divorced again. So I worked for many years, raised my daughters, then met Chuck. Got remarried and guess what! It lasted. Chuck was a police officer. We got the girls though college and decided to retire early. So we started looking for a good place to retire. We both like the outdoor life, so after much ado we decided on Tucson AZ. We've been here over 5 years now . We miss California, but like it here a lot.
Trivia: I got interested in sewing about 10 years ago and started taking classes, now I have a huge room filled with all of my sewing things. I quilt and love to do french sewing. But the main thing I sew is bears. I make what you call collector bears and have them in a shop up in Phoenix and I also sell them over the web. I do a lot of embroidery of different media, like silk and wool and I use lots of beads. I also like to paint and have been having fun with my house as the canvas. I do decorative painting and am also painting furniture and any thing I can get a hold of. It's like hide what you don't want painted. I am also writing a children's book about life and the animals of and in the desert. This is a new project. So it will be a while before completion. I am also a runner and ride bikes. I ran in the Bay to Breakers this year with my daughter Patricia. I ride my bike about 15 miles every morning and go hiking whenever possible. I'm President of our knitting guild in Tucson and to be honest, I am thoroughly  enjoying retirement.
Friends: I have lost contact with almost everyone. I still know where Janet Bodenhammer from 1961 lives but that's about all. I would love to know where all the kids from Pope Avenue School are. Since about 30 of us were together since 1st grade or so. I would love to find Brenda Baker but have no idea what happened to her. We weren't that big of a class and as I sit her looking at the year book, there are just too many names to mention. I have no clue how to find anyone. I put my name on AOL's classmates but Harlan is the first to respond to that. I sure hope this page gets going.
Hobbies: I guess I already said previously about some of the things I do. But here goes again. I sew, really fun stuff. I made my daughter Debbie's wedding dress. I embroider, knit and am President of the Knitting guild, I paint, everything, I write ( children's stories, for the 7 to 11 and pre teen ages) I am addicted to exercise, so we have a whole room of special made weight equipment. I ride a mountain bike and hike and power walk and run. Although right now I'm basically riding my bike because I have a hip that's been acting up. I am also addicted to the computer and love to e-mail and make new friends and renew frendships with old friends. This could really get lengthy so I'll stop here. To learn more you have to write to me.
Kids: Deborah is married with one baby Kolby who is 10 months old. She graduated from The University of San Francisco Academy of Arts.She lives in Novato CA. She is an artist and has been showing a lot of her paintings. Alicia is single. She also graduated frm the same school as Debbie.She lives in Menlo Park and works as a manager of the bakery at Draegers in Menlo Park.She is planning to move to the LA area next year as she wants to pursue a career in advertising. Patricia (Cookie) is single but engaged. She graduated from San Franciso Sate University and is currently working on her Masters in Education. She works for the City of SF on a special educational project.Her career will be testing and evaluating the special needs of some children. She is a world traveler and has just returned from France.
Grade_school: All the Pope Ave Kids. As most of you know back in the old days we didn't have Jr. High. We just went to the elementary school for 8 yrs. and then on to high school.
Favorite_teachers: Mr Joseph Patitucci, Wanda Robinson, Lesley Saladen, Betty Tamano, William Coke

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