Encina High School Class of 1963 homepage

There's just over a week to go before the Saturday, April 27, 50-year reunion. All the details are on the reunion website, which is: http://encina50.businesscatalyst.com/

There's still time to pay. A single ticket costs $60 and $120 for a couple. AFTER FRIDAY, April 19, the price goes to $70/person ($140/couple) as the Clarion will raise our cost. You can pay by "plastic" on the website or you find the address of reunion Treasurer, Jeff Jennings. You can send a check to Jeff via regular mail. We will accept the date posted.

Keep in mind activities set for Friday evening. Our class will be honored at the Alumni Challenge annual event. There will be a FREE barbecue dinner beginning at 5:30, followed by the annual basketball game between alumni and the varsity team. Also, from 7:00 on, there will be a no-host gathering of '63 grads at Sam's Hofbrau at Watt and El Camino. 

You can find details of both activities on the Activities tab of the reunion website (see above for the link to the website).

Reunion website: http://encina50.businesscatalyst.com/

Reunion announcement

Combined 61/62/63/64 reunion

Event: Alumni only cocktail party
Date: September 28, 2007
Place: Piatti's outdoor courtyard
Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Event: Combined reunion
Date: September 29, 2007
Place: Del Paso Country Club
Marconi Ave, Sacramento, CA


We hope this finds each and every one of you well and in high spirits. Thank you for sacrificing your schedule and making the extended effort to join in to make this party a smashing success. Let’s all remember that at this time in our lives it’s not what we say, but how we say it and it’s not who we are, but how we are.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact any one us.
Jan Reist 916-802-8578
Bonnie Kaplan 916-388-9565
Lee Smith 916-852-8845
Al Moss 530-694-2508
Glen Campbell 906-488-6713

Best wishes,
Your Class of “63” Reunion Committee:
Lee Erickson Smith, Bonnie McFarland Kaplan, Jan Morrow Reist, Glenn Campbell and
Uncle Al (Moss), the Kiddies Pal.

Thanks, Lee (Erickson) Smith
Email:  leeronsmith@sbcglobal.net
Home:   (916) 852-8845
Cell"   (916) 337-2165  

Here is the list of classmates that we mailed reunion flyers to but came back Return to Sender - Address Unknown.....  If you know their whereabouts, please let us know. Lee Erickson Smith 63

Kay, Barkley Thompson  
Dan, Beatty  
Barbara, Biggs
Robert, Breton  
Karen, Cleland  
Ellen, Dill  
Sherry, Dunn  
Mike "Siri Gian", Estep  
Janice, Fellows  
Barbara, Ford Taylor  
Sharon, Fowler-Caudle  
Carolyn, Hayman McElroy  
Sandy, Herren Johnson  
Joel, (Jerke) Jenner  
Patty, Kurtz  
Mary Lou, Kwett Willert  
Dennis, Ludeke  
Christine, Lutz Peterson  
Kellerman, Marich  
Carole, McClure  
John & Jennifer, Menke  
Stephanie, Owens  
Bill & Diane, Paulson, Jr.  
Connie, Pitts Natali  
Burt & Vicki, Presnell  
Diana, Reed Copitzky  
Bill and Bonnie, Ricker  
Randy , Sharp  
Jim, Shomate  
Scott, Smith  
Frank "Mike", Souders  
Donna, Steed James  
Gayle, Steiner Koedel  
Katie & Bill, Stuto Clark  
Chuck, Sullivan  
Cecilia, Swift Beyk  
Jack , Van Valkenberg  
Bob, Wickham

Reunion contact:  Lee Marie Erickson Smith
Email: leeronsmith at sbcglobal.net
11572 Gold Country Blvd, Gold River, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 852-8845

The 1963 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

Your class does not have a webmaster at the present time.

1963 Graduation program

1963 Encinian yearbook

Lieutenant General John F. Goodman '62 inducted into Hall of Fame on April 29, 2011

In the meantime, if you would like to submit your bio or say anything to your classmates the Encina webmaster will publish it for you on this interim homepage. For a sample see the Class of 1973 bios.

Submit bio for class homepage

Submit contact information for class directory

Gordon L. Rogers
Gordon L. Rogers passed away on December 26, 2019, at the age of 75. Born to Henry and Valerie Rogers in Norfolk, VA in 1944, Gordon was the second of four children. He is survived by his caring wife of 46 years, Penny; their daughter Kristi Carichoff; grandson Andrew Carichoff; and siblings Mike (Janet), Joyce Brand (Steve), and George (Virginia). Growing up a military brat, he lived in many different locations, including the Philippines. He attended high school in Sacramento (Encina, 1963) and eventually settled in El Dorado Hills in the 1970s. Gordon was most at ease when faced with action and danger. As a young man, he proudly served as a California State Lifeguard, where he saved numerous lives and even delivered a baby. After graduating from CSU Sacramento, he became an officer for the Sacramento Police Department. His years as a cop were his most defining professionally. He was born to be a police officer and a life saver and liked sharing stories about his time on the force. He earned multiple medals of valor for his bravery in the line of duty. He retired from SPD in the mid 1980s following a disabling injury and went to work for the El Dorado Union High School District as a substitute teacher and swim coach. As a former competitive swimmer and all-around athlete, he enjoyed being involved in athletics and contributing to the local community. He later became a truancy officer for the district. He had great success getting kids back to school to finish their education. He was an incredibly loyal and protective husband, Dad, and "Poppy," and his family was his pride and joy. He also loved the Oregon Ducks and followed their athletics closely, attending many football games in Eugene, OR. He will be missed infinitely by his family, but there are more memories and inside jokes than can be counted! He was truly one of a kind.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 4, 2020.
Timothy Charles Wheelis
1945 ~ 2019
Pacific Grove, California
Timothy Wheelis died peacefully with his wife and daughters at his side on September 7, 2019 after a period of declining health. He was born in 1945 to Samuel and Pauline Wheelis, the third of four children. Tim grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Encina High School in 1963. Timothy married his childhood friend, Anne, in 1967. Upon completing his BA from UC Berkeley in 1968, Tim became a member of the first cohort of students drafted out of graduate school during the Vietnam War. After returning from Vietnam and receiving his teaching credential from CSU Hayward, Tim and Anne relocated to the Monterey Peninsula in 1971 where they raised their daughters, Jessica and Brenna. Tim taught at Fitch Junior High on Ft. Ord and at Los Arboles Middle School in Marina. Generations of students took English, drama, and social studies classes from him, and countless benefited from his mentorship. During his teaching years, Tim served in many roles for the Monterey Bay Teachers Association, including years as Newsletter Editor and negotiator for the Bargaining Committee. Tim decided it was time to retire when the grandchildren of his first students started coming to Los Arboles! Timothy was at home in the great outdoors. He began backpacking in the Desolation Wilderness while in high school, and his annual camping and fishing trips were as routine as the holidays. Northern California trout streams were closest to his heart, and he loved sharing his favorite spots with dear friends and family. Tim was a true maker and his hobbies always involved some form of building or modification of equipment, including model airplanes, RC cars, HAM radio, and computers. He was a master of fly fishing, rod construction, fly tying, and spinning a good fish tale or two. When declining health limited physical activity, he turned to N-scale model railroading. As was his style for all his hobbies, he started with kits, then combined kits for original structures, and then designed and built tiny structures from scratch. He followed the same path to build dollhouse furniture for his granddaughter, modeling furniture from his own childhood and the antiques that he and Anne had collected for their home. Timothy passed his passion for the outdoors and craft skills on to his daughters who camp, build fly rods, doll house furniture, and an assortment of small things. Timothy is survived by his wife Anne; daughters Jessica (Ben Gardella) and Brenna (Steven Andre), and beloved grandchildren Emmett and Liliana Gardella. He is also survived by his sister Ellen Jo Bailey and brother Harry Wheelis; their spouses Jim Bailey and Diane Cadosi; his sister-in-law Charette Wheelis, and numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Samuel. Timothy will be inurned at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at 3:30 pm on October 25th. A Celebration of his life will be held on October 26 from 2 to 4 pm, at the Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave in Pacific Grove. Timothy's avocation was education—both learning and teaching. To honor him, the Timothy C. Wheelis Memorial Scholarship for students graduating from Marina High School has been established through The Marina Foundation. Donations to the fund may be made by mail to The Marina Foundation, PO Box 324, Marina, CA 93933, or online at themarinafoundation.org/scholarships. To sign Timothy's guest book and leave messages for his family, please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com. Published in The Monterey Herald, Oct. 6, 2019.
Deanna Fennel (Jones) Corbett (August 23, 1945 - January 18, 2019)
Deanna (Jones) Corbett passed away in her home in Elverta on January 18. She was a lifelong Sacramento resident born August 23, 1945, graduated from Encina High School. Her career with McClatchy Newspapers spanned 23 years in which her co-workers looked upon her with high esteem. Deanna was always consistent with her mild manner and caring heart. She was an inspiration to so many. She had horses since she was a teenager and a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association for many years. Deanna had many show horses over the years and never hesitated driving her big truck and hauling 4 horses in her trailer to a show. Her love of caring and working with horses showed in the gentle nature of all her horses. She is survived by her devoted husband of 20 years, Keven. Sisters Ardell Sims and Saundra Alexander (Bob) and brother Evan Jones (Jill) and many nieces and nephews. There will be a private family celebration at a later date.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 9, 2019

Warren A. Light

I would like to update my brother Warren A. Light's information. He passed away in Penryn, CA on January 14, 2015 of cancer. Warren graduated from Encina in 1963. Lavonne Light Bishop 66

Susan Eres

Susan H. Eres, peacefully passed away early in the morning on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2018, in Sacramento, at her enhanced senior care apartment, twelve days before her 73rd birthday of March 29, 1945. Susan fought a courageous two and a half year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurological disease.
A native of Sacramento, Susan graduated from Encina High School in 1963, and earned her B.A. Degree from California State University, San Jose. Susan's post graduate studies include graduating from the Advanced Legal Management Institute at John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, 1986, and LEAD San Diego (Leadership, Education, Awareness & Development). Susan was also a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, National, Silicon Valley and Golden Gate Chapters, as well as the American Association of University Women.
Susan worked as a Paralegal, Law Office Administrator, and Senior Executive Assistant in law offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and San Francisco, as well as Senior Administrator in a high-tech international investment firm in Menlo Park.
Susan loved to travel and took cruises to Greece, Italy, Croatia, Mexico, and other international destinations. In addition to spending time with her beloved standard poodles, most recently Sir George and KoKo, she greatly enjoyed reading and gardening, and had a passion and green thumb for growing beautiful flowers. She loved wind chimes and had a fine art collection of original paintings and prints. Susan was an avid member and event organizer for the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation and the Special Olympics for San Diego County.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and William (Bill) Eres, and her brother Peter Eres. She is survived by her brother Thomas W. Eres, dear sister-in-law Jacquelyn L. Eres, and her beloved sister Sally A. Rice-Pierleoni, and brother-in-law Allen Pierleoni. She was the proud and loving aunt to five nieces and two nephews and 19 great nieces and nephews.
A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Ave, Carmichael, CA, 11:00 a.m., April 28, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to: Brain Support Network, P.O. Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026

Ronald Lee Rounds, 70, McLouth, Kan., died May 18, 2015. Memorial gathering will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, Kan. Memorials to Asera Care Hospice. [Published in Kansas City Star on May 20, 2015]

Larry Lewis wrote:
Occupation: Retired 
Spouse: Sue Pollock Lewis
Children/grandchildren: Christianne 47 William 44
SinceGraduation: A life time career with Sears (42 Yrs) then an active retirement in Tucson AZ.
BestFriends: John Wedemeyer, Bob Williamson
Hobbies: Golf, Reading, Grandkids
FavoriteMemory: Coach Stevens for track and football.
Siblings: Sandy Lewis 1966
AlumniInContact: Gary Huntington 1966
Comments: Thanks for the opportunity to stay in touch.

Kenneth William "Ken" KAESTNER
Born on March 1,1946, passed away January 24, 2017. Ken lived in Sacramento most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Hilda Kaestner, his brother Randy Kaestner, as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Ken is survived by his loving wife Sherry, daughter Wendy Kaestner, son Kenny Kaestner, step-sons Robby Porter and Kevin Porter, brothers Gary and Dan Kaestner, as well as nine grandchildren, two aunts, an uncle, and numerous cousins. Ken attended Encina High School and American River College and was a carpet contractor until retirement. He was an avid fan of the Kings, Giants and 49ers, and his greatest enjoyment was relaxing by the pool with family and friends, listening to the Beach Boys. He will be truly missed by all who loved him. A Memorial Service will be held on March 3, at 2:00 p.m., located at Valley Community Church, 3150 Wissemann Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Northern California Parkinson's Association. Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 26, 2017

Nancy Jean (Bell) Neville
Nancy Jean Neville (Bell) 71, passed away June 20, 2016 in Longview, WA. Born on Oct. 27, 1944 in Watertown, NY, to Leona and Edward Bell. Raised in Sacramento, CA, by her father and stepmother Ed and Leah Bell. Survived by her loving husband of 34 years Kenneth Neville. Loving mother to Michelle (Derek) Fraley, Lisa Soderman, and Brandon Pepin. Stepchildren Kenneth, Elizabeth and Kathleen. Sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brother Pete (deceased), sisters Anne Bradley Johnson (Al), Kathy Bielert (Al), and many nieces and nephews. Survived by her dearest friend Sue Abarquez. Nancy's wishes were for her ashes to be scattered in the ocean, which will be done at a later date by her family. "Those we love, don't go away, They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear." 
  Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 25, 2016 .
Nancy McLanahan Steele
January 9, 1946 - April 18, 2015

Nancy Steele, 69, of Atascadero, passed away on April 18, 2015. She was born in Sacramento, California on January 9, 1946. Nancy graduated from Encina High School and later went on to earn her three year nursing degree from Samuel Merritt School of Nursing (1966). She was married to her beloved husband, Dan Steele, on August 20, 1967.

Nancy had a career in Psychiatric Nursing where she worked for Atascadero General Hospital, Paso Mer, Twin Cities Hospital, and Atascadero State Hospital. All her life she was always caring for others. She had a passion for pottery, knitting, and was a member of the meal team for the Atascadero Bible Chapel Church.

She is survived by her children Robert W. Steele (Rob), and Kathenin (Katie) Steele; Grandchild Joshua William Steele; Sisters Pat (George) McGuffick, Barb (Randy) Reber and brother Bob (Karen) McLanahan.

Nancy will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 1st from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 with a service to follow on Saturday, May 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Roses.

Gerald Thomas wrote:
Occupation: Attorney
MaritalStatus: Married
Spouse: Rita Szuszkiewicz, artist and licensed accupuncturist/herbal doctor
SinceGraduation: December, '64, hit a telephone pole in a Ford, with Fred Muollo, so the injuries got me a 1-Y for the duration of Nam. Flunked out of American River J.C. TWICE, '63 - '65. Acting out as street punk thief dope fiend, with Beatniks, North Beach, S.F. summer '63 & '64--FUN, FUN, FUN!! Diddled around San Francisco for 7 years, protesting this and that, getting clubbed by cops, ah yes, the hippie daze. B.A., English Lit., CSUSF, '69, rediscovered my passion for writing. 1970: Fell out of a speeding car, 3 a.m. on U.S. 101 near Candlestick, slid down freeway on my ass, loyally holding a joint, so decided at that precise moment that if I survived, I should review my life's priorities. (Never quite got around to the "review") Juris Doctor, '73, Univ. of Cal. Hastings, S.F., where I was nick-named "the Ghost" by the few law students who put 2 & 2 together: Most of their weed was coming from the nerdy quiet guy, the ghost in the corner. Tip of my hat to my sleazy pals Tom Coke and One-Armed Dave! Bought a red MGA in 1969, still driving it 45 years later.
Admitted to State Bar, '73. Back to Sacamenna, '74, and represented screwballs, wackos, bikers and mis-fits. They're all great folks, truly nice people, but it can grow stale, so back to UOP McGeorge for a second law degree ('82), specializing in Federal Tax Law & International Business. Taught corporate & estate tax at Sac State, '83 - '84, Dept. of Accountancy. Finally, after 41 years of practicing law, I've culled it down to 3 clients, one in Tokyo, 2nd in British Virgin Islands (Tortola), and 3rd in Elverta(?!?) For a while that involved a lot of world travel until they invented Skype and other gizmos. Spent the last
35 years writing poetry, prose, entertainment reviews for local rags, plus articles on disability rights issues in automobile industry, and books of original cartoon ducks, Tales From The Pond. Check out Luna's on 16th Street each 3rd Thursday evening for poetry. Pleasure travel regularly, but live work and play in a 10 mile radius of 53rd & F, where I was born. If you're driving in Sacamenna, look left and right, and if you see a tattered red MGA roadster, its me.
BestFriends: Fred Muollo, Paul Godot (Kurtz), Carl Fisher and Gayle Jones, (R.I.P. Gayle). Fred pegged a scam I developed for leaving school at 1:30 to "take copy" for the Encina Apache to the printer in Carmichael. Bored to death in Civics, he decided he had to get to know the "kid" in the blue Chevy who regularly left school early, he wanted "in on the deal." Fast Times at Ridgemont--I mean Encina High! Anyhow, that started a 50 year friendship. Sad: Fred is now in skilled nursing in Auburn--too many Marlboros, too much morphine, too much hy-life! But we love him anyway. Carl & Paul are in touch.
GradeSchool: Creekside, class of '59--wish they had a reunion, I'd actually go!
MemorableTeachers: Coach Brown: If you gave him a candy bar, he'd let you sit out P.E.
Linda Brandenburger: The only teacher who dared challenge my inherent curiosity about knowledge, and gave me a wonderful sense of accomplishment!!!
Stories: During junior year I developed a way to get exams a week or so in advance (the teachers'
ditto room wasn't locked--all you needed to do was look in the waste basket, and PRESTO: there were the ditto masters for upcoming exams.) For two years it was my little secret--if I told ANYONE, I knew I'd get busted. Loose lips sink ships.
Trouble was, I was so lazy that even with a test days in advance, I'd often just get a C. Fast times at Ridgemont--I mean Encina High!! I always slept through Mr. Tracy's history class, but with exams in advance, I still got C's, so he reported to Jack Basset that he suspected I had either an organic brain problem, or "problems" at home. How else could I get C's if I slept all day? The school called in a shrink, called my parents, which left me with no choice but to "go with the flow" until they finally gave up. Those were VERY fast times at Ridgemont--I mean Encina High!
Comments: Encina was a blast and a half: I just stayed under the radar, wore my "nerd costume" every day and had fun, fun, fun!!
VICARI, Ronald E.
68, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, passed away on Dec. 16th, 2013 in Carmichael, CA. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son and daughter, Ron and Julie; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park on Dec. 23rd at 10 AM. [Sacramento Bee, Dec. 20, 2013]
  I sorry to inform you of the passing of Carol (Haddox) Frank, of the Encina class of 1963.  She passed-away on Nov. 27th at her daughter's home in West Sacramento at age 67, after battling various ailments the last few years.  Her memorial service was last Saturday, Dec. 7th here in Sacramento, which I attended along with friends and family.  One childhood friend came all the way from Reno to attend.  While I only met her recently during the advanced stages of her illness, I didn't know her over the years.  I only have known her youngest sister, Linda (Haddox) Seikei (Encina class of 1969), since the "old days".  I don't think there was an obituary published in the Sacramento Bee. James Dillion ('74)
TRIMBLE, Dennis C. "Denny"
Born on January 4th, 1945, in Sacramento, California. Graduated from Encina High School in 1963. He worked for the US Postal Service for 37 years. He passed away suddenly on April 27th 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Terry Trimble of 27 years; his daughter Rachel Gershanoff and grandchildren Sarah and Justin Gershanoff and Terrance Marshall; his brother David and sister-in-law Colleen Trimble; a nephew Erin Trimble; his extended family and good friends. He was preceded in death by his father Douglas Trimble and his mother Clarice Trimble. There will be an open house on Sunday, May 26th, for a celebration of life starting at 2:00pm at the Trimble home: 9172 Brian Ct. Sacramento, CA. Published in Sacramento Bee on May 5, 2013.
Felix Huckaby wrote:
Occupation: Retired in 2008
MaritalStatus: Married now for 45 years
Spouse: Mitsuko
Children/grandchildren: We have 3 grown daughters and 11 grandchildren now with another on the way.
SinceGraduation: Graduated from Sacramento City College then enlisted in the Navy for 4 years.
After getting out of the Navy I worked for Weinstock's Department Stores becoming a Marking Room Manager in their Distribution Center in Sacramento , this lasted 20 years until they went Bankrupt. That was a life changing event for sure. However I was able to find work right away as a Inventory Analyst with DST Systems in El Dorado Hills. and I worked for them for 17 years until my retirement in 2008. In 2001 after owning homes around the northern area of Sacramento and becoming empty nesters we wanted to downsize and chose Roseville would be our Retirement place.
We love all the Parks and Open Space and Trails.
Met and married my wife while stationed in Japan long ago. She is my best friend and my soulmate.
Trivia: Bounced back financially after my workplace going bankrupt, having a large portion of my retirement savings in stock in that company. i.e. Enron . Wienstock;s stock went from $80 a share down to just below 2 dollars a share. So much for Company profit sharing. I shared in the Bankruptcy. I was lucky that I was only 45 at the time . My wife and I had already established yearly IRA CD accounts in addition to my Company Profit sharing at Weinstock's. My new company had an excellent 401k plan. I had 17 years to recover and was able to build up a sizable investment allowing my retirement at 62, Then also I was given a nice settlement from a Class Action lawsuit against the Wienstock's Profit sharing Plan.
BestFriends: Steve Burt class of 62 I believe. Lost contact with him in the late 70's. John Gallon class of 65 I believe.
Hobbies: Japanese type Gardening. Taking long walks with my wife or just by myself along Roseville's trails and open space. I enjoy nature.
Kids: We have 3 grown daughters. The oldest just moved to Italy for 2 years with her family. A military wife her husband is a Navy Officer just back from Afganistan and given a tour in Italy. They have 5 children with the oldest girl staying in College in Washington State. Our Second oldest daughter is a School Physiologist and lives in Roseville with her Husband and 3 children with another baby on the way. Our Youngest daughter
also lives is Roseville with her 3 children. Her and her husband both work in the Medical/ Health fields.
GradeSchool: I attend Howe Avenue Grade school
FavoriteMemory: Going to the football games at El Camino Stadium.
Comments: Lived on street right behind St. Philomene Catholic Church . Walked that long walk to Encina every day. Before that the short walk to Howe Avenue School.

Karen Ruth Scott Knight-Curtis
Born September 8, 1945. Passed away January 25, 2013. A graduate of Sacramento State University with a degree in Psychology, she dedicated her professional life to the prevention of child abuse. Her personal life was devoted to putting others before herself. Her support of friends and family was unwavering. She could always be depended upon to offer assistance in times of need, and did so on countless occasions. She never asked for anything in return. Survived by her husband, Hoke Curtis, sons Brian Knight and Bill Knight, sister Marsha Karley and brother Gary Scott. The world lost some of its light with per passing. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Friends are welcome for visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 4-8PM atPRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (6335 Sunrise Blvd., 725-2109) and are invited to attend services Friday 1PM at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Carmichael 1st Ward Chapel (4125 San Juan Ave., Fair Oaks).

Richard Entrican wrote:
Occupation: Retired from CSUS, 2005
MaritalStatus: Married 26 years
SinceGraduation: I am ZERO the Clown with the Ben Ali Shrine here in Sacramento. Fishing, Camping, Traveling, Going to all the Sacramento Kings Games each year.
Hobbies: Clowning, Bloons Art, Numismatic.
GradeSchool: Lincoln Grade Scholl in Alameda, Ca
MemorableTeachers: Willard Stephens not just for teaching Business he was a very good Coach. He gave me my working skills.
FavoriteMemory: Encina was all new in 1959 and nice.
Denman Laughlin

Denman's brother  gave me this info on Denman Laughlin who died June 30th 2011.
Many of us knew Denny from grade school Dyer Kelly, Creekside & Encina Class of 1961.
Denny was born September 28, 1943 in Richmond Ca.
He was a Medic in the Navy for 4 years in Hawaii.
Denny attended the Aeronautical program  at Sac City and received his A & P license.
He spent 14 years as a FAA air traffic controller and was a Hot Air balloon and Dirigible pilot.
He also owned and flew a Bell helicopter in Alaska.

Denny was married to Sandra,  his wife of 34 years.
A father of  2 children and a grand father to 3 grand children.
Denny also had 4 sisters and a brother.

Nevin Nyswonger

Margaret Nadey wrote:
Occupation: Supervising Registered Nurse II
MaritalStatus: divorced
Children/grandchildren: Ivan Jon
4 grandkids, 5 step grandkids, 2 foster grandkids
SinceGraduation: Have been working in
administration , nursing, midwifery, law, teaching, and social services. Spent some time with the CAP. Spent some time as a stand-up comic.
Traveled with nursing. Had a station on the abused womans railroad. Helped run my ex's restaurants.
Ran my own business involving consult work; writing; and law. Got a few letters behind my name and am now enjoying the fruits of all that labour.
Trivia: Have traveled to all but 6 of the US states
BestFriends: Lost contact with everyone.
Hobbies: Writing stories, Poetry, lazing about with Celtic music, travel, and study.
Kids: One is Building contractor and rescue EMT One is supervising cook for Ca. State and an arborist
GradeSchool: American Legion
MiddleSchool: Stanford
FavoriteMemory: Music; ROTC
Larry Tice wrote:
Occupation: medical social worker --retired in 08
Spouse: Joanne Grear, Rio grad of 1970
Children/grandchildren: Dustin Clifford Tice age 34 and Diane Rene' Tice-Altosino age 27
SinceGraduation: Attended ARC and transferred to CSUS where I obtained a BS degree in Criminal Justice studies and an MSW (Masters in Psychiatric Social Work) also from CSUS in 1976. After graduation we moved to Klamath Falls Oregon where I worked for the state for 11 years as a child welfare social worker ie., foster care, CPS, family services and adoption. From there we moved to Arizona and I went to work as a medical social worker @ Phoenix Children's Hospital and several other area hospitals working with adults and elderly on various medical floors and the ER, ICU etc. The last 18 years I worked with dialysis patients both inpatient and out.
Trivia: I've maintained an ongoing interest in American History and SW Archaeology since childhood and belong to the Az Site Steward Program, the Az Archaeology Society as an avocational archaeologist. I also have acquired over the years an outstanding collection of NA artifacts.
BestFriends: Alex Katsilometes, Bruce Renfrow, Steve Crockett and Tommy Stutto who I sadly just learned along with Sammy Yates are deceased. I would really like to get in contact with Kay Stutto-Clark, Dave Helmick and Leo (Dr) Luchinsky who also lived on my block on Gannon Dr.
Hobbies: Avocational archaeology, antiques, dove hunting and genealogy. I've traced my family history back to my 6th & 7th great-grandfather Solomon Tice who fought in the Revolutionary War!
Kids: My son is VP of a national investment and loan company who recently graduated from the WP Carey School of Business Management as an honors grad at ASU. My daughter is finishing up her Bachelors program with Le Corden Blu Chef School in Scotsdale and is married to an aeronautical engineer, also a grad of ASU, who works for Orbital Science in Herndon Va. Neither have any children yet!
GradeSchool: Greer School
MiddleSchool: Arden Jr High
MemorableTeachers: Mr Lee who made us laugh.
FavoriteMemory: Lunch and last bell! Unfortunately I was not very motivated in HS and was one of those adolescents who just "floated" through taking up space and just barely graduated -- which I regret to this day, but did go on to become a "late bloomer" and make something out of my life.
AlumniInContact: Alex K, Rick Webber and Bruce Renfrow.
Comments: Finding this site as been good for me to be able to reconnect as one of "lost Encinans" and to show my former classmates that I progress beyond working in a gas station many years ago. --Thank and bless you all. Larry Tice MSW, ACSW
MOORE, Gayley Suzanne Hyde
Apr. 26, 1945 - June 27, 2011
Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Gayley passed unexpectedly in San Francisco. She was predeceased by her parents, Wallace Taylor Hyde and Maxine Kellogg Hyde, and her husband, John Moore. She is survived by son Trent Moore (Elizabeth) of San Francisco, daughter Lisa Moore Gurney (Justin) of Irvine, granddaughters Taylor and Roma Gurney and grandsons Jack and Ryan Moore, sister Michele Bestudik (Paul) of Catalina Island, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and countless dear friends. A memorial service was held Friday, July 1st at the Piedmont Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Bay Area event (makingstrides.acsevent.org). Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 3, 2011.
Bruce William Bowman, who died Sept. 15, graduated from Encina High School in 1963. He is survived by his siblings, Cheryl Young and Marleen O'Laughlin of Sacramento, Kathleen McLaughlin of Acampo, Patrick McLaughlin of Lodi, Sean McLaughlin of Stockton, Danilla Kimura of Benicia, Jeannie Leathers of Wash., and Tom Leathers of Texas.  (Published in the Lodi News-Sentinel, Wednesday, September 20, 2000).

Allen Charles Bannon Jr., 58, of Lodi, died Oct. 15 at home. He was born on May 3, 1945, in Seattle. Mr. Bannon attended and graduated from Encina High School in Sacramento. After graduating, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He was a resident of Lodi for 17 years. He worked for Turner Road Vintners (formerly Sebastiani Winery) in Lodi for 13 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and restoring his 1958 Ford pickup. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Bannon, of San Jose; sisters, Patsy Bannon, of Lodi and Donna Coons, of Stockton; brothers George Emert and Gerald Bannon, of Spokane, Wash; and one granddaughter. A service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Flowers, Sierra View Mausoleum, Cherokee Memorial Park. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Published in the Lodi News-Sentinel,Thursday, October 23, 2003)

BROWN, James Eugene
Shingle Springs Couple Killed in Place Crash
LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP)—Two people killed in a fiery San Bernardino Mountains plane crash during the weekend were identified as a couple from El Dorado County. James Brown, age unknown, and his wife, Linda, 46, died Saturday morning when their single-engine Piper Comanche aircraft crashed in a forest at the 5,300-foot level of Strawberry Peak. The couple was from the community of Shingle Springs, Deputy Coroner Tom Dewhirst said Sunday. The couple was on a flight from Florida to Brackett Field in LaVerne. The smoldering wreckage was found in a remote mountain area about 30 miles short of the couple’s destination.
(Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribute, South Lake Tahoe, Monday, April 26, 1993)
BROWN, Linda Carol “Bunny” Burt and James Eugene
On Friday, April 23, 1993 in Los Angeles as a result of a plane crash. Linda was born May 11, 1947 in Salt Lake City, UT. James was born December 4, 1944 in Palatka, FL. Owners of Shingle Springs Heating and Air Conditioning. Residents of Shingle Springs since 1970. Survived by their sons, Eugene Brown and Jeff Brown of Shingle Springs, CA; Linda’s sister, Twinkle Burt Germain of Salt Lake City, and brothers, Corky Burt of Salt Lake City; Dennis Price of Detroit, MI, and Brent Price of the local bay area of California. James’ brothers are Bob Brown of Morrison, CO; and Jerry Brown of Downey, CA; sister, Christina Granger of Little Rock AR; and mother Birdie Brown of Fort McCoy, FL. Services will be held Monday, May 3, 1993 at 12 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cameron Park, CA. Private interment will follow at a later date. Family requests remembrances be sent to charity of one’s choice. Memory Chapel Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
(Published in the Sacramento Bee, Sunday, May 2, 1993)

COOK, Lawrence
Friends are invited to attend funeral services Wednesday at 11 AM in the Chapel of the Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Grass Valley, for Lawrence Edward Cook, 32, who died Sunday in an automobile accident on Colfax Highway. A native of St. Helena, Mr. Cook was born March 25, 1943. He was raised in Sacramento, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and an accomplished helicopter pilot. He moved to Grass Valley a year ago during which time he had been employed as an aircraft mechanic at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento. He was an ardent outdoorsman. Mr. Cook is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernal Cook of Grass Valley; and a sister, Sandra Sarro of Sacramento. The Rev. Earl Langguth will officiate at services. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Lawn, Grass Valley.
(Published in the Union, Grass Valley-Nevada City, Nov. 15, 1977)

KLEIMAN, William
Motorcyclist Dies in Lake County
A Dallas, Oregon, man died Saturday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle on Highway 31 about five miles south of Summer Lake. At about 12:45 PM, William Michael Kleiman, 64, was operating a 1992 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Highway 31 with a group of at least three other motorcyclists, according to Oregon State Police. Kleiman was negotiating a left downhill curve when his motorcycle traveled onto the right gravel shoulder where he lost control. Kleiman’s motorcycle flipped and he landed in the southbound lane. Kleiman was wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Published in the Klamath Falls Herald and News, June 1, 2010)

NUTGRASS, Tamara (Roesser)
Tamara Nutgrass was born July 26, 1945, in Greenville, Ohio and died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home in Fair Oaks, surrounded by family and close friends. Tammy was preceded in death by her husband Bill and father James A. Roesser Jr.  Tammy leaves behind her mother, Margaret; sister, Barbie; brothers, Jim and Randy; sisters-in-law, Deeann and Cheryl; nephews, James, Robert and Eric; niece, Maggie; and dear friend, Vicky. Private services were held Dec. 23, 2005. (Published in the Lake County Record-Bee on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005)

TALBOT, Robert M. Jr.
Robert M. Talbot, Jr., 59, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2005 of complications from a brain tumor. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deanna; children, Tiffany and Daniel; sister, Colleen Hanson; and four nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives. Robert was born in Sacramento, CA in 1945, the son of Robert and Peggy Talbot. He worked for U.S. Airways as an executive manager for 34 years. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 10:30 AM, at Hoffmantown Church with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Robert's memory or floral arrangements will gladly be accepted. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
(Published in the Albuquerque Journal, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005)

Obituary for Richard C. Liden

Beloved husband and friend, Richard C. Liden, 64, of Naples, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at North Collier Hospital.  Dick was born on April 12, 1945 in Denver, CO to his father, Gilbert C. Liden and mother, Viola E. (Green) Liden.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Alliene L. (Schuler) Liden, and his sister, Carol Ann Bosworth of Kirkland, WA.
Dick is a graduate of Encina High School, in Sacramento, CA, class of 1963, and Chico State University in Chico, CA where he earned a business degree.
Dick had a distinguished career in sales, marketing and sales management at Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., with home offices in Toledo, OH and GAF Corp. based in Wayne, NJ before becoming part-owner, President and CEO of Milcor, Inc., a building materials manufacturing company, in Lima, OH.  Dick sold his company and retired to a life which included multiple charity and philanthropic endeavors as well as copious amounts of golf beginning in 2000.
Dick and Alliene had one daughter, Angela Leigh Liden, whom they tragically lost to Cystic Fibrosis at the age of six in 1983.  Angie’s diagnosis began a 33-year involvement with organizations dedicated to finding a cure for this dreaded disease.  Dick and Alliene founded “Angie’s Place” at Toledo Children’s Hospital as a lending and interactive library for children while hospitalized.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Angie’s Place, care of The Toledo Children’s Hospital, 2142 N. Cove Blvd, Toledo, OH 43606 to the attention of Molly Long.
Funeral services will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Blvd., Naples, FL 84120 at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2010.  A reception will be held following the mass.
A separate celebration of Dick’s life will be held in Toledo, OH in June and notice of that event will be announced at a future date.

Richard Entrican writes:
Occupation: Store Keeper Mgr. at CSUS 1986-2006
Spouse: Darleen
Children/grandchildren: None
SinceGraduation: Just working and Clowning for the Shriner Hosp.
Hobbies: Camping , fishing, Hunting
GradeSchool: Lincoln in Alameda, CA
FavoriteMemory: In 1959 the school was still being bild. All the dances that we had, Having fund rasing to finsh the pool.
Anne Wedemeyer, John Wedemeyer's daughter writes:
Dear sweet John passed early this morning at about 2:30 am.  He is finally at peace.  He left us holding Marianne and my hands, listening to the sounds of Bach orchestra suite 3 in D.  Air.
 (February 17, 2010)

August 1945 - February 2010
Died at home in San Diego on February 17, 2010, with his family at his side, following a three-year battle with cancer. He was a visionary leader in the design and implementation of innovative human service programs in San Diego, achieving significant policy advocacy accomplishments at the local, State, and Federal levels.

He grew up in Sacramento where he graduated from Encina High School, and his father, Jack Wedemeyer, was the Director of the California State Department of Social Welfare. John received his bachelor's degree at UC Davis and his Master of Social Work degree at San Diego State University. He began his career as a Child Protective Services Worker with San Diego County, where he was the organizer of the San Diego County Foster Parents organization. In the 1970s he was the foundering director of San Diego Youth Services, as well as and a co-founder of Community Congress of San Diego. He was the main visionary and leader in local advocacy work with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, and the United Way, which resulted in a nationally recognized human services contracting system that continues to this day. San Diego Youth Services' first project was a runaway center - one of the first and most successful in the nation. While at SDYS, he served as a field instructor for the SDSU School of Social Work, and in 1974, he received SDSU's Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Wedemeyer testified regarding the need for services for runaways at a U.S. Senate Subcommittee in 1972; his expertise and that of his advocacy colleagues were extensively used in the drafting of the 1974 Runaway Youth Act. Today, federal funding under this law is still being allocated to serve youth, particularly homeless youth. In 1976, he became the founding Chair of the National Network for Runaway and Youth Services.

After directing a youth counseling program in Santa Cruz, he returned to San Diego, and in 1985 became the director of the June Burnett Institute for Children, Youth, and Families in the SDSU Research Foundation. While there, he managed and led over 15 projects funded by Federal, State, County, and foundation sources. Many of the projects involved collaborations with local schools, particularly by increasing the involvement of parents from low-income and predominantly immigrant neighborhoods. He secured funding for a number of interdisciplinary projects involving community-based organizations, schools, and County agencies. He established an SDSU Faculty Fellows program, in which faculty worked with the practice community on projects, resulting in a number of professional journal publications. He was twice recognized by SDSU as a top-performing principal investigator, and after retirement in 2009, be became an adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work at SDSU. Over his career, he served as the chair of fifteen advocacy organizations, task forces, and advisory groups at the national, state, and local levels. In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the local chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Recently, the Board Room at San Diego Youth Services was named in his honor. This week, John was recognized by the California Social Welfare Archives, and selected to join the California Social Work Hall of Distinction.

He was an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in North Park, serving on the vestry and on St. Luke's Refugee Network Board. He was an artist and former student of painter Roland Peterson. He was also a pianist who loved Chopin and Scott Joplin. John is survived and loved dearly by his wife of 40 years, Marianne; his daughter Anne of San Diego; his mother Helen; sister Karen; and niece Kandy of San Jose.

A memorial service will be held Friday February 26 at 3:00pm at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 3725 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either San Diego Youth Services (3255 Wing St. San Diego, CA 92110, 619-221-8600), or Saint Luke's Refugee Network (4305 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105, 619-283-1337).
ROUNDS, Randall K.
Born August 25, 1944 in Sacramento, CA passed away peacefully December 7, 2009 in Sacramento. Beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle. Randy was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Iva Mae Rounds and his nephew Daniel Rounds. Randy is survived by his daughters Theresia, her children Kayla and Kolby; Michelle, husband Charles and their children La Donnis, Alexander and Cedric; brothers Roy, wife Brenda; Ronald (twin brother) wife Mary; Richard, wife Sue; Rodney, wife Cindy; and many nieces and nephews. Randy loved to camp, fish and hunt. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Memorial will be private. Published in the The Sacramento Bee on December 19, 2009
Mike Bickford wrote:
Occupation: Retired, 40 years in Ski business
Spouse: Becky
Children/grandchildren: Abby 31 years old
SinceGraduation: Worked 40 years and then my wife and I moved to Kona
Trivia: Could not play baseball for Encina but went on and played 4 years with the Air Force
BestFriends: Joel Trainer
Hobbies: Snorkeling, Paddling
Kids: Daughter Abby is an administrator for the Fountain Valley School District as an Autism Director
GradeSchool: Mariemont Arden Park
MiddleSchool: Arden
MemorableTeachers: Mr Spruce and Ramsdale
FavoriteMemory: Graduating
Stories: Beat John Eaton's softball team
AlumniInContact: Patty Wagner Kennedy 1964
Comments: Filling this Bio is as hard as graduating from Encina

Patricia Vogel wrote:
Patricia Vogel Trumbull, Encina '63, has been a Federal Magistrate Judge in San Jose since 1987. She was the first full time Judge appointed to the San Jose courthouse. Pat served as the Federal Public Defender in San Jose from 1977-87.
When appointed to be a Federal Defender in San Francisco in 1975, she was the first woman to serve in that role in Northern California.
Pat has been married to Terry Trumbull, (Encina '59-60; Mira Loma '63) since 1968.
Thomas Boyd Spencer, III
Born: December 17, 1945
Died: January 8, 2008
Thomas Boyd Spencer III, 62, of Crystal Lake died Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at his home.
He was born December 17, 1945 in Oakland, California to Thomas Boyd and Eloise (Henderson) Spencer Jr.
He married Dodie Dunlap on July 21, 1979 in Carmichael, California.
He is survived by his wife Dodie of Crystal Lake; two sons: Thomas Spencer and Josh(Morgan) Spencer and his sister Karen(Charlie) Rose.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2008 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Thomas B. Spencer Memorial Fund c/o First American Bank 700 Busse Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.
Please sign the guest book at www.mem.com
SPENCE, Terry L.
Of Sacramento, Feb. 17, 2008. Loved brother of Ronald, a loved uncle and friend to many. Interment with military honors, Feb. 27, 2008 2:00pm, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. Sharer-Nightingale Funeral Chapel, Dirs. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 2/24/2008.
Gretchen Fleischer writes:
Occupation: I've done a whole lot of things. Currently I am doing freelance accounting for a small number of clients
Bio: Youngest graduate of American River College in 1965. I was 18. Graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in French. Didn't start reading all the good stuff in English until after college, but haven't stopped since.  Married briefly between 1968 - 72 during which time we lived in Toronto. I came back to California  lived in South Lake Tahoe, tried living in Sacramento again for a year and then moved to San Francisco. Moved to Alameda in the early 80s and have been here ever since. As far as work goes, I was almost always hired by the owner of a small company who recognized I could do a lot. Have worked in real estate and property management, and art sales.  Spent 10 years or so in the garment industry.  Worked for an ex-Israeli air force fighter pilot who did mergers and acquisitions. In 1999 a friend died at the age of 96, leaving a handwritten will naming NO beneficiaries, who wanted me to use his building and funds to create a small gallery and art center. In a fit of positive thinking, I took it on, renovated the property and
learned how to run an nonprofit. I ran the Frank Bette Center for the Arts for the first year it was opened, then passed it on to another Executive Director. Now I am doing my own thing and working on a novel.
Trivia: I won the lottery. Really! It was enough for a downpayment on a house. I am still an indentured slave, like everyone else. I am a believer and buy tickets every Wednesday and Saturday, sans treve.
Friends: Bonnie MacFarland and Karen Cleland, and I know where they are. Am curious about Diane Pucci, but she hasn't been to a reunion.   Would
love to compare notes with Chris Browning, Marilyn Holt and Barbara Haag. I wish Laurie Brown didn't fall off that mountain (in a climbing accident in the Himalayas.)
Hobbies: I love learning. I have taught myself to write websites, am working on a  novel and short stories.
Kids: Never had any.
Grade_school: I went to Arcade for 1st and 2nd grade, then moved to Bermuda (my father was in the Air Force) where I went to a British school called Whitney Institute. With a head master and everything but the sorting hat. Did part of 8th grade in Palm Beach, FL then went to Arden School for the rest of it.
Grade_school_friends: Nobody from Arcade or Whitney! Bonnie went to Arden and Encina. The kids  on the block.
Junior_high: Went from Arden to Encina - no junior high in the old days.
Memorable_teachers: Thank you, Leslie Saladen. If there was ever a day in your life when you thought your impact may have been lost on some students, believe me, I am not in that group. John Psihas for the famous line, "As a reward....." Miss Kornmeyer for teaching geometry and other
important stuff. Leon Biren for giving me a passing grade in World History.
Favorite_memory: Working as assistant director for a one-act play, Riders to the Sea, by a fine Irishman, John Millington Synge. I may have had a walk on part in it, too. The best thing was going to Sac State library with Marilyn Holt (she played Maura). We listened to an LP recording of the play about a hundred times, learning the Irish accent so we could teach the ones who had the lines. "Where is the bit of new rope, Cathleen, was bought in Connemara?" I bet Tim Cunningham still remembers that, too.
Favorite_memory: Had to be the Junior Talent Show - Diane Pucci, Laurie Brown and I practiced for one week before tryouts, got accepted and went
onstage. I wrote all the song parodies that were met with tumultuous applause. "What shall we do with the Drunken Seniors?" was, of course, censored. Smile. "One of the reasons we're singing this song (Viva la compagnie) The Steins haven't done it - we couldn't go wrong."
Story: Isn't it wonderful what nice things other people remember about you? Seeing old friends at the two reunions I have been to was so enlightening. If we could only have been more mature when we were kids. Oh, well.
Mike Bickford writes:
Occupation: retired   april 2006
Grade_school: 2-7 MARIEMONT       8TH  ARDEN
Timothy Wheelis writes:
Occupation: Retired Middle School Teacher (32 years)
Bio: Upon graduating from Encina I matriculated to the University of California, Berkeley, to become the world's greatest chemical engineer.  Little did I know that Berkeley is not a place for the feint of heart.  The chemistry classes were fine, the math classes were fine, but physics was the pits.  By the end of my sophomore year, I realized that some retooling was in order.
   I returned to Sacramento, enrolled at American River JC, and engaged in a partial reinvention of myself.  During this time I also became engaged to Anne Yallalee, whom I married in July, 1967:  yes, we're still married and best of friends.  Ultimately, I finished the lower division requirements for a major in English and, in the fall of '66, returned to Berkeley where I graduated with the class of '68. 
   I then enrolled at Cal State, Hayward, with the aim of pursuing a Masters in English.  I completed a quarter, and, because Lyndon Johnson did away with grad-student deferments, I was drafted into the US Army.  What a transition that was.  I thought Chem.E. to English was radical.  Transition from grad school to army basic training was orders of magnitude more radical.
   Completion of basic training at Ft. Lewis, WA was followed by advanced training at Ft. Ord, CA.  I was to be trained as a radio operator:  I spent about four hours a day listening to Morse code, and the rest of the duty day learning the procedures and hardware involved in being a radio operator.  Imagine doing that for eight weeks, or so:  you, too, might start dreaming in dits and dahs. 
   Onward:  from Ord I was assigned to Fort Gordon, GA, land of humidity, poverty and very large bugs.  I was supposed to have been assigned to the Radio-Telegraph Operators School, but was pulled from the in-processing line and offered an assignment with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the United States Army Southeastern Signal School as a clerk.  I took it.  Eventually I became the company clerk.  I was there for eleven months before being assigned to Vietnam.
   In Vietnam, I was assigned to Army Headquarters, G4 Plans & Operations.  The downside:  it was Vietnam, and incoming rounds and basic grunt work were part of the deal.  The upside:  when not in the field I worked in one of the few air conditioned facilities in the country.  A short time later I returned to the World and went back to school, getting a standard secondary teaching credential.
   After actively pursuing work, I had functionally given up on finding a teaching job:  I knew there was an extreme teacher surplus in the State at the time and I had interview more than 40 districts (I think there's a correlation between the numbers and the beard, but then someone ultimately saw beyond that construct).   I was extremely fortunate in landing a job with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.  Huge irony:  when I was transferred from Ft. Ord to Fort Gordon, I was thankful that I'd never see Ft. Ord, again; my first assignment as a teacher was at Fitch Junior High School . . . on Ft. Ord.  Hmmm?
   I ultimately spent 32 years in the classroom as well as becoming extensively involved in union issues.  At one time or another, I taught English, Drama, Reading, Social Studies, Geography, History, Math, Computers, and Science.  School Site Council and curriculum development, at the site and district levels, were also in the mix.   
   In the union (Monterey Bay Teachers Association/CTA) I went from site representative to newsletter editor (two state awards for that) and negotiations chair (one law suit victory for that).  I retired after 32 years.  Now, when Annie asks what I'm going to do with my day, I realize that it really IS my day, and no one else's.  I was briefly slowed by a stroke in 1992 and iliac artery bypass surgery the following year, but, ultimately returned to the fray.  In June, 2004, feeling recreationally challenged, I retired.   
Friends: Best friends in high school include Robert Lord, Mike Estep, Dave Hutchings, Jim Brown, Terri Schaefer, Anne Yallalee and Sue Kirstein
Hobbies: My pursuits include reading, fly-fishing (fishing, tying, rod building), left-leaning political activism {letter writing, phone calls [your basic pain in the a** (we all know at least one)]}, model railroading (n scale), model building, amateur astronomy (two scopes:  400 mm f/5 refractor and 800 mm f/4 reflector), amateur radio (KQ6V, Amateur Extra Class), cooking/baking, and my children and grand children. 
Kids: Jessica was born in 1972.  She was an achiever, and driven to succeed.  She cruised through the Pacific Grove schools, and ultimately received her bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz.  She got her teaching credential from CSU Hayward.  She is now teaching third grade in the Oakland Unified School District.  Concurrent with teaching, she is in the masters program at CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay).  In addition, she's the mother of our grandchildren, Emmett (age 5) and Lily (age 1½).  Grandchildren are so coooool!  Her husband, Ben, is a software engineer with Electronic Arts.
   Our youngest, Brenna, did it "her way."  Life with Brenna was one hell of a ride, much more exciting than the Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk.  We obliquely stuck by each other:  it was dicey at times.  Ultimately, she realized that there was a better way to do things and we formed an adamantine bond.  She finished HS through the adult school program and enrolled in the local junior college.  She is currently somewhere in that fog between junior and senior standing.  She loves the challenge and her grades reflect it.  She should finish within the next year and a half.  Her advisors and instructors are pointing her toward grad school.  She informs me that she thinks she wants to teach.
Grade_school: I came to Encina by way of Arden School
Ms. Elise Woltz, who taught German, and steered me toward the University of California.
Ms. Maryann Soinski, who taught senior English:  she was tough as nails, but gave me a really good footing in what I would need in college.
Mr. William Coke, who taught Chemistry:  at the time I had a great interest in the subject, and I appreciated his humor.
Favorite_memory: Running on the Gold-Medal-Winning 880 relay team at the 1963 league meet at San Juan High School.
Ed Douglass writes:
Grade_school: COTTAGE
Junior_high: ARDEN
Quintin Wayne Frost
Services will be held Thursday for South Lake Tahoe resident Quintin Wayne Frost, who died last Thursday (2/8/90) at Barton Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. He was 44.
Frost, a 26-year resident of South Lake Tahoe, was born in England on April 22, 1945. For the pst 10 years, he has been a Shalkee Products supervisor. He had also served as chief pilot and director of operations for Lake Tahoe Aviation, as co-founder and chief pilot for RASMARK Air and as a member of the Air Craft Owners and Pilots Association.
He is survived by his wife Jancy Frost of South Lake Tahoe, his father, Quintin R Frost of Sequim, Wash, his mother Renee Hayden of Friday Harbor, Wash, his daughter Michelle Frost of Sacramento and Tiffany and Sierra Frost of South Lake Tahoe, his brothers, Gary Carr of Bullhead City, Ariz, Michael Frost of Roseville, and Patrick Frost of Sacramento, and his sister, Cherrill Gentry of Port Angeles, Wash.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 1pm in St John's Episcopal Church, Camp Galilee, Glenbrook, Nev. Arrangements are being handled by McFarlane Mortuary. Tahoe Daily Tribune.
BROWN, Marilyn Banyai
Aug 11, 1944-Dec 13, 2006

Born in Dickinson, N.D., Marilyn has sadly left us at 62 years young after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents Anton and Anna Banyai. She leaves behind her loving husband of 22 years, Gordon Brown of Roseville, Calif., daughter Alicia Jefferies, son Thomas Wesley Crago, grandchildren Curtis, Christina, Cory and Christopher, brothers Raymond, Richard, and Tony Banyai, and sisters Evelyn Walters, Catherine Wageman, Loretta Robinson and Jeanette Hicks.
Marilyn graduated from Encina High School and retired from McClellan AFB after 20-plus years handling contracts for the Dept. of Defense. She held many interests in bowling, cribbage, bingo, horseshoes, square dancing and racquet ball - leaving behind many friends made over the years and will be sadly missed by all.
She will be laid to rest at a grave site burial on Dec. 19 at noon at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Ln., Fair Oaks, Calif. Viewing will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, from 4:00-8:00 PM at the same location. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made in her name to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org). Published in the Sacramento Bee on 12/16/2006.

Obituary: Ex-air base worker stayed active, encouraged savings By Lakiesha McGhee - Bee Staff Writer Last Updated 12:47 am PST Tuesday,
December 19, 2006 Story appeared in METRO section, Page B4

Marilyn Brown wasn't the type of person to sit at home alone.
She had many friends and many interests, including square dancing, bowling, racquetball, horseshoes, bingo and the card game cribbage.
But she was most known for saving her money and thinking of others. Family members said her upbringing in a large family shaped her attitude about finances.
"She would always say you should live frugally and have savings," said her daughter, Alicia Jefferies. "She always thought of others."
Mrs. Brown died Dec. 13 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was 62.
The youngest daughter of Anton and Anna Banyai, she was born in Dickinson, N.D. With her parents, four sisters and three brothers, she moved to Sacramento when she was a teenager. She graduated from Encina High School in 1963, family members said.
Shortly after high school she got a job at McClellan Air Force Base, where she met Thomas Crago. They married and had two children.
Jefferies said her mother quit her job to raise her and her brother, Thomas, but returned to work in 1972.
After a divorce, Mrs. Brown remarried in June 1985, to Gordon Brown.
She spent 22 years at McClellan handling contracts for the Department of Defense, family members said.
But Mrs. Brown didn't wait for retirement to start her hobbies. As soon as her children were grown and out of the house she picked up square dancing, Jefferies said. It was at a square-dance party that she met Brown.
Other activities followed. She joined a bowling league in Citrus Heights and participated in cribbage tournaments. Mrs. Brown's most recent adventure was a train ride in July to Kansas, where her husband grew up, Jefferies said.
"I would joke with her about never being at home and having more of a social life than me," Jefferies said.
A few months ago, Mrs. Brown thought she had a case of laryngitis. She was diagnosed Nov. 4 with lung cancer. Family members said she had
smoked cigarettes for several years.
QUINN, Catherine Marie (Sherburn)
Cathy was born June 24, 1945 in El Paso, Texas to the late William and Esther Sherburn. She passed away suddenly on August 18, 2006. Cathy grew
up in the Arden Park area of Sacramento and graduated from Encina High School in 1963. She lived for many years in Sutter Creek and enjoyed a
27 year career with the Department of Social Services in Amador County. She lived in Rancho Murieta for the past 18 years. Beloved wife of Terry; cherished sister of Mary, John (wife Loretta), and Bill (wife Alyce); loving mother of Elizabeth (husband Bill) and Loren (wife Monique); loving stepmother to Alison (husband Mark), Terry (wife Beth), and Danny. Deeply devoted ''Gramma'' to Caty, Grace, Ainsley, Aedan, and June. Dear and treasured friend to so many. A piece of our lives is gone, but her beautiful and gentle spirit will always be with us. Memorial services will be held at the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 14673 Cantova Way, Rancho Murieta on Thursday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Cathy's name to the Amador County Library. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 8/23/2006.
Sacramento Bee, March 27, 1968
North Area GI Is Killed in Vietnam
     The Army has notified Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Gotcher of 6230 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, of the death of their son, Larrie J. Gotcher, 22, in Vietnam. Gotcher, a native of California, attended elementary schools in Lincoln and Roseville and was graduated from San Juan High School in
He also attended Taft Junior College in Kern County where he was voted most valuable player for football in 1964. He was studying at Sacramento
State College when he was drafted last year. A member of the 12th Infantry, he went to Vietnam Nov. 9 and was killed Friday.
Sacramento Bee, April 15, 1969
     Two Sacramento soldiers, in South Vietnam for only a few weeks, have been killed in action. Pfc. Donald R. Cooper of 5340 Monitor Ave.,
Carmichael, was killed April 8 by a booby trap. Spec. 4C Thomas J. Huckaba was killed April 10 by hostile small arms fire. Both were on combat patrols at the time of their deaths. The Department of Defense announced their deaths.
     Cooper, who would have been 25 on Saturday, had been in Vietnam for three weeks. He died in action near Saigon. He enlisted in July 1968 and
was an infantryman. He is survived by a son, Donald A.; parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Austin A. Cooper; a sister, Debra A.; all of Sacramento; and a
grandmother, Mrs. Rowena Wells of Stockton.
     Funeral arrangements, not yet completed, are being handled by Mt. Vernon Mortuary.
     Cooper graduated from Encina High School and attended American River College for two years. He was a native of Gilroy and had lived in
Sacramento since 1953.
Sacramento Bee, Jan. 19, 2000
Born April 5, 1945, his gentle spirit left this earth January 13, 2000, from his home in Citrus Heights.  A native of Sacramento, age 54. Beloved husband of Edie.  Loving father of Michelle and Sean.  Cherished son of Betty Keister and the late Robert Keister Sr.  Dearest brother of Kathy Cozort and husband Chuck, Michael Keister and wife Carolle. Preceded in death by his beloved son Brandon and beloved brother Larry Keister.  Also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.  Bob will be greatly missed by friends, co-workers, and customers at Ace Hardware in Roseville.  Friends and family will father at 10 AM Thursday for a Memorial Mass at Holy Family Church, 7817 Old Auburn Road, Citrus Heights with a reception to follow.
Marine general up for promotion

By Steve Gibson -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 am PDT Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Story appeared in Metro
section, Page B2

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii - Maj. Gen. John F. Goodman, a 1963 graduate of Encina High School in Sacramento, has been nominated for promotion to three-star rank and command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, based at Camp H.M. Smith in Hawaii, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Marines.
Goodman's promotion and appointment to the new post are subject to Senate approval, a Marine spokesman said by phone from Hawaii. A 1967 graduate of Arizona State University who played both baseball and football, Goodman first served in the Army and saw combat in Vietnam. He then played professional football for the New Orleans Saints and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1971.
As a Marine officer, he earned his naval aviator's wings and, among other things, has served as an F/A-18 pilot. He currently is deputy commander of Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
He will assume command of 74,000 Marines and sailors, with 7,000 stationed in Hawaii, others at Camp Pendleton in California and on Okinawa.
ATES, Tracy J.
Born November 8, 1944, passed away May 14, 2005 at his home in Sacramento with his wife of 33 years, Carol, by his side. Born in Louisianna, the only child of Shelby and Ann Ates, his family moved to Sacramento when he was very young. He graduated from Encina High School and joined the Navy soon after. He worked construction in Idaho, Utah and California. His happiest times were with family, friends, and riding his Harley. He was preceded in death by his only son, Clinton James Ates. Is survived by his loving wife, Carol Ates, daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Tim Kouris of Tuscon, Arizona, grandsons Christopher and Andrew Kouris, aunts Lewellen Tice of Sacramento & Shirley Jones of Arizona. He had many loving, devoted friends & will be sadly missed by all. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, May 19th at 2pm at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 5/18/2005.
ALMENDARIZ, Anthony Frank
Born on July 13, 1944 and entered into rest on March 21, 2005. Preceded in death by his father Frank and brother Louis. Survived by his loving mother Charlotte and sister Gloria. He attended Encina High School. There will be  funeral services held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Ln., Fair Oaks, CA on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 2PM.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 3/27/2005.
Sacramento Bee, July 21. 1992
In Sacramento on July 18, 1992. Aged 46 years. A resident of Sacramento county for 25 years. A member of the ILWU. Beloved husband of Mary Lou Lawson of Sacramento. Loving father of Matthew Alan Lawson. Dear brother of Wesley, Delmar, Edwin, the late Geraldine and the late Floy. Survived also by many nieces and nephews and many loving relatives. Inurnment will be private.
Hank Aptekar wrote on classmates.com:
Four years of HS and four different schools. Dad travelled a lot so I never had a chance to make lasting friendships. Went to El Camino and had to quit after getting car battery acid in my eyes. The US Army got me and sent me to Vietnam. Luckily I survived (100% drug free) and came back to an unappreciative country and government. Worked for the US Government for 30 years in the military and Civil Service and wasn't able to save a cent on government salary. Now I am in the adult entertainment business and living the American dream. I live in a nice home in Las Vegas and run my own production company. Bet a lot of you won't reply because of what I do now. Oh well. That's life. Graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Business Management. I presently run my business and am involved in professional wrestling as a "bad guy" manager and referee. Maybe you saw me on Fox Sports Going Deep with Chris Meyers. The short ref with the bleach blond hair.
Current relationship status: Married
About children: I have 2 children
State you live in today: Nevada
Donna Martin writes:
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Bio: My husband and I have owned our Real Estate Company since 1974.  We have raised four children and now have three grandchildren and one on the way.  We have lived in California, Texas, Oklahoma and now Georgia.  We own and fly our own airplane.  We travel and have made some movie films.
Friends: I was best friends with Sherry Dunn and Janet Pickel.  Sherry married my cousin Bob Taylor and Janet married my cousin Gary Vicory (they are now divoriced).  I was at the ten year reunion, but have not been able to make any of the others.  I would love to be at the next one if anyone can put me in contact with the right person.
Hobbies: I garden, travel, read and I am still raising one son.
Kids: Tami Losoncy   age 36
Jeffrey Pilgrim  age 32
Jack Hamilton   age 21
Rob Hamilton  age 19
Tami is married with two children, Zach (7), Megi (4), they live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Her husband David is Vice President on American Tower Corporation.
Our son Jeff is married with one daughter Tess (2), and a new son on the way.  He lives with his wife Kim in Saint Augustine, FLorida and works as the divisional supervisor for Florida, for American Tower Corporation.
Jack is going to Kennasaw University and works for UPS.  He also is a licensed Real Estate Agent.  He is unmarried.
Rob is also going to Kennasaw University in Georgia.  He is interested in the medical field.  He works for UPS, also. He is unmarried.
Grade_school: I went to Arden for 1st and 2nd grade and then went to Mariemont.
Grade_school_friends: Susan Hunter, Susan Eres, Norm Siefkin, Bob Phillipe 
Junior_high: Starr King
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Saladen.  Mrs. Saladen lived in my neighborhood and I baby set for her.  She made English interesting and I loved her class.
Favorite_memory: When you get our age all memories are your favorite!!!!!
Alumni_in_contact: Sherry Dunn Taylor
Gretchen Fleischer writes:
Occupation: Founder, President and Executive Director of Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA. We have a small gallery and workroom space and provide arts education programs and juried exhibits.
Bio: Youngest graduate of American River College in 1965. I was 18. Graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in French. Didn't start reading all the good stuff in English until after college, but haven't stopped since.
Married a Swiss citizen/Canadian resident who was in San Francisco on vacation and who I met hitchhiking from San Francisco to Stinson Beach in 1968. After he got an engineering degree from University of Toronto in 1972, (thank you so much, bye bye) I came back to California and began an incredible journey that didn't include him. I lived in South Lake Tahoe, where I called bingo for two years even though the novelty wore off in two weeks, tried living in Sacramento again for a year and then moved to San Francisco. I did all kinds of things, almost always hired by the owner of a small company who recognized I could do a lot. Have worked in real estate and property management, art sales, in bookkeeping/accounting. Moved to Alameda in the early 80's. Spent 10 years or so in the garment industry doing traffic, shipping, and production planning. Worked for an ex-Israeli air force fighter pilot who did mergers and acquisitions. In 1999 a friend died at the age of 96, leaving a handwritten will naming NO beneficiar
But that's only the work stuff.
Trivia: I won the lottery. Really! It was enough for a downpayment on a house. I am still an indentured slave, like everyone else. I am a believer and buy tickets every Wednesday and Saturday, sans treve.
Friends: Bonnie MacFarland and Karen Cleland, and I know where they are. Am curious about Diane Pucci and Larry Allen and don't know where they are. Would love to compare notes with Chris Browning, Marilyn Holt and Barbara Haag. I wish Laurie Brown didn't fall off that mountain.
Hobbies: I used to have time for sewing, gardening and cleaning house. Oh, yeah, also cooking. I have a wonderful amethyst necklace that was my mothers that I really would like to wear again, if I ever restring it. Now, when was my last vacation? I still have time for creative visualization and am working on my second lottery win. I keep the faith.
   I make the time to write. Have been working on a novel, my magnum opus, for so long I don't want to say. There's a lot to do for this:  research and more research, taking classes so I know how to do it right the first time, doing past life regression workshops, getting readings from trance channels (but only the best ones) and writing and rewriting. Watch for it in a bookstore near you, in this incarnation or the next. Also working on a book of stories of synchronicity and manifestation. And a short story here and there. I had two articles published in Yoga Journal, but that was before I started doing yoga every morning. In the beginning the benefits may seem small, but as you continue, you will find they are truly great.
   I keep my only rejection slip magnetted to my refrigerator, as I reminder it MIGHT happen again, but I am not counting on it.
Kids: Don't have any that I know of. I must have a mark on my door that cats find. Maxwell Smart & Vanessa Redcat liked living with me; they did it for 18 & 19 years. Now Bronwyn and Tyneside are settling in. When is someone going to invent a cat who can clean its own catbox? Who says they are independent?
Grade_school: Arden
Grade_school_friends: Bonnie MacFarland, Corry Brockett
Junior_high: Hogwarts
Memorable_teachers: Thank you, Leslie Saladen. If there was ever a day in your life when you thought your impact may have been lost on some students, believe me, I am not in that group. John Psihas for the famous line, "As a reward....." Miss Kornmeyer for teaching geometry and other important stuff. Leon Biren for giving me a passing grade in World History.
Favorite_memory: Working as assistant director for a one-act play, Riders to the Sea, by a fine Irishman, John Millington Synge. I may have had a walk on part in it, too. The best thing was going to Sac State library with Marilyn Holt (she played Maura). We listened to an LP recording of the play about a hundred times, learning the Irish accent so we could teach the ones who had the lines. "Where is the bit of new rope, Cathleen, was bought in Connemara?" I bet Tim Cunningham still remembers that, too.
   Bittersweet: I cut school one day in Senior year to go shopping in San Francisco with my mother for a dress to wear to the Senior Ball, even though I didn't have a date to the dance.
Story: Sure. Lots. Another time, perhaps.
  Major General Goodman is the Commanding General of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. A native of Sacramento, California, and a graduate of Arizona State University, Major General Goodman began his military service in 1967 with the U.S. Army. His first combat tour was in the Republic of Vietnam as a member of a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) team. He transferred to the inactive Army Reserve in 1969 and played professional football for the New Orleans Saints prior to entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1971.
    Following commissioning, Major General Goodman received his wings in May 1973 at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, and was assigned to MCAS Yuma, Arizona,
where he completed A-4 flight training. During his tenure in Yuma he served in numerous squadron billets to include LSO, flight instructor, and weapons and tactics instructor. He also served as a Forward Air Controller at 3d BN 6th Marines, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina; and he graduated from the Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor School, the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, and the U.S. Navy TOPGUN Adversary Course. In 1979 he transferred to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1 (MAWTS-1) as an instructor and the A-4 Department Head. After graduating with honors from Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Major General Goodman reported to MCAS El Toro, California, where he served as the Operations Officer with the "Blacksheep" of VMA-214 and later as the Director of Safety, Standardization and Tactics, MAG-11.
    After a 1985-86 tour on Okinawa as the Assistant Division Air Officer, 3d Marine Division, Major General Goodman returned to MCAS El Toro, California, following F/A18 conversion training. After serving as the Executive Officer of the VMFA-531 "Grey Ghosts," the Assistant Group Operations Officer, MCCRTG-10, and the Group Operations Officer, MAG-11, he assumed command of the "Grey Ghosts" of VMFA-531 on 28 October 1988 in a ceremony at "Ghost Town." In June 1990 Major General Goodman transferred to Quantico, Virginia, as a member of the first class of the Marine Corps' War College (MCWAR). During the academic year he joined the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Kuwaiti Theater of Operations, as I MEF's Air Plans Officer. Following cessation of hostilities, he completed War College and was assigned as the Director of the School of Advanced Warfighting. In July 1993 Major General Goodman took command of Marine Aircraft Group-41, NAS
Dallas, Texas. Completing his tour he returned to Quantico as the Deputy Director of the MAGTF Staff Training Program. Promoted to Brigadier General May 1997, he assumed the position of Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans (J5) of USSOUTHCOM in June 1997. In May 1998 he assumed the duties of Chief of Staff USSOUTHCOM. In July 1999 he returned to Quantico as the Director, Warfighting Development Integration Division. Major General Goodman was frocked to his present rank on June 2001 and took command of the 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade on 6 July 2001. On 5 Aug 2002, Major General Goodman assumed command of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
    Major General Goodman has logged more than 4100 hours in tactical jet aircraft. His decorations and medals include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit w/gold star, Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal.
Peter Boam writes:
Occupation: Communication and Compliance Manager for California Harley-Davidson in LA
Bio: Graduated from Sac. State with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1968).  Got involved in the campus radio/TV program in 1964 and pursued this career around the country. Work as a radio personality in Sacramento (KROY), San Jose, Spokane, Seattle, Madison (WI), and Salt Lake City. In 1992, changes in the industry forced me to look for a career change.  After four year of trying various things, I took a job at Discover Card where I have been for the past five years.  I just completed a Masters' degree in Communication and Management at Westminster College in Salt Lake. Still single, I have not settled down, but I do not negate the possibility.
Trivia: I have interviewed John Denver, Charlton Heston, George Carlin, Micky Dolenz, Herman's Hermits, Barbi Benton, Melisa Manchester, Maureen McGovern, Bruce Jenner, and Mary Lou Retton.
Friends: David Helmich, Richard Hacken. Leo Lutchansky. I recently was re-connected with them thanks to the Internet.
Hobbies: I love tennis, movies, and mystery novels.  I especially enjoy going to bookstores with coffee shops so I can browse and enjoy a latte.
Kids: None, darn it. 
Grade_school: Arden
Grade_school_friends: I don't remember.
Junior_high: I went to Thomas Jefferson in Fair Lawn N.J.
Junior_high_friends: ??
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Lee, Sociology. He was fun and intelligent.  Miss Kornmayer, Mathmatics. She was young and pretty and all guys loved her.  Don McCormack and Jerry Kundert, football coaches. They were decent, caring men who encouraged me to keep trying.
Favorite_memory: I actually started one football game my Senior year, against Luther Burbank!  Also, the 1961 loss to El Camino for the league championship was unforgetable.  Even though I spent the game on the bench, being there in front of an overflow crowd was incredible.
Story: I remember one evening after football practice, a bunch of us picked up a coach's VW bug and put it inside the gym lobby!
Alumni_in_contact: Dave Helmich, Leo Lutchansky, Dick Hacken   1963
Heard_about_website_from: Dave Helmich  1963
Roseville Press-Tribune, June 9, 1996
Sharon Elaine Nigh Dunn
     In Roseville, CA, June 5, 1996. A native of Elk City, OK, aged 50 years. Beloved wife of Roy Dunn of Roseville for 32 years. Mother of Carissa & Liesel Dunn, both of Roseville. Also leaves 25 foster children. Sister of Angeletee Silva of Roseville; Garner Nigh of Gilroy, CA; Anita Rodriquez of North Highlands; Hugh Nigh of Spokane, WA. Daughter of Elwood & Elaine Nigh of Sacramento. Also leaves numerous well-loved nieces & nephews. Sharon traveled the world and shared its diversity with her friends & family. She lived for peace and loved without prejudice. Interment is at Roseville Cemetery.
Grace Perry writes:
Bio: Superior Court Clerk
Horse Trainer - Show horses - craft teacher eg. stained glass, quilting, painting, etc. 
Hobbies: Horses - hunting - fishing - stained glass - quilting - painting and much more.
Kids: One son, 29 years old, married, insurance agent.
Keith Taylor writes:
Bio: After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from Sac State I knocked around the engineering, architectural, and real estate development worlds from 1971 to the present.  I married Marti in 1967.  We have lived in Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, and now in Plano, Texas.
Trivia: I have never been arrested for, or even charged with the commission of a felonious act.
Kids: I have five sons and one beautiful daughter.  All are married now except my youngest son.  In addition to six children, as of this writing I have six grandchildren.
Grade_school: Yes, for many years!
Samuel Walter Yates '63 - age 27
LCPL - E3 - Marine Corps - Regular
October 29, 1945 to July 16, 1973
Wounded in Quang Nam, South Vietnam, died in Sacramento
Susan Eres writes:
Occupation: Legal Administrator
Bio: After graduating from San Jose State University, married, assisted husband through law school at USF and Harvard.  Lived in San Francisco, Boston, Santa Barbara and San Diego (1975 to 1999).  Moved back to San Francisco in 1999.  I have been working in law firms since graduating and have spent the last 22 years as a legal administrator at five major law firms the most recent being Fish & Neave in its Palo Alto Office.   The firm is based in NYC as of 1878 and specializes in Intellectual Property Prosecution and Litigation.  I am divorced, no children, have two standard poodles Nicholas and Daisy.  My greatest love is traveling throughout the world.  My most recent trip was on a cruise that started in Instanbul and finished in Barcelona.
Trivia: Was actively involved in the Zoological Society of San Diego for over 20 years where I participated in numerous fundraisers which benefited many exhibits at the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and the Center for Endangered Species.
Friends: I would love to find Barbara Haag and Bonnie Lambert and so many others!
Hobbies: Traveling, supporting the environment and various animal groups, reading, cooking and trying to figure out how to not work so many hours each day! Solution, win the lottery!
Kids: I only have "fur people".  Although I do not have children, I consider my seven nieces and nephews and four grand nieces and nephews as my children.
Grade_school_friends: Susan Hunter Atkinson. I still keep in touch with her on a fairly regular basis.
Favorite_memory: Too many to list.  So many friends and so many good times.
Karolinn Williams writes:
Occupation: Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Bio: Moved to San Francisco in 1968.  Got a job with a major contract furniture mfg, Knoll, and stayed there for 8 years and then changed to my current employer.  We provide facilities services to large corporations- have been here 25 years this month.   I met my husband in 1968 and we went together for 12 years before finally taking the plunge.  Had our first and only child in '85.  He is a junior at Marin Catholic High School here in Marin where we live and his name is Taylor.
Trivia: Can hardly wait to retire early (4 more years) and will leave the Bay Area when we do.  Who knows where we will go- maybe back to the valley.  We have traveled all over the world- from Rio to Russia- over the years.  Love it.
Friends: Cathi Matranga, Kathy Sherburn, the Stillwells, Wendy Erickson, too many to name.   So many of us went from 1st grade thru 12th- from Mariemont to Encina.  Miss them all and think of everyone now and then.
Hobbies: Traveling, raising our son, shopping, reading and we have had a summer home at Lake Almanor for the last 13 years so we love to go up there.  I want to take up golf seriously when I have more free time.
Kids: I did.
Favorite_memory: All four years.  The pain was enormous and the joy was over the top.   What a ride.  Now I see my son going through it and nothing really changes.
Sacramento Bee, Jan. 10, 1965
Carl Hasslinger
   A requiem high mass will be said for Carl Hasslinger, 20, of 3615 Las Pasas Way at 10 AM Wednesday in St. Ignatius Church. Hasslinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hasslinger, died Friday from injuries he received while undergoing training at the air police school at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex.
   He was born in San Francisco and moved to Sacramento with his family in his early youth. He attended St. Ignatius School, Christian Brothers High School, the Salesian Seminary, and was graduated from Encina High School. He
attended American River Junior College for one year before enlisting in the air force.
   In addition to his parents, Hasslinger is survived by a sister, Karen. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Christine Lutz writes:
Occupation: Sales/Home Interior Designer
Bio: Raised three children who so far have produced me three grandchildren. After the children were out of highschool I started my own business in 1991 and sold it in 1999.   In process of moving to Medford Or due to both daughters and families now reside there. 
Trivia: Lived in the East Bay for 13 years, moved to Cameron Park and lived there for 17 years. Moved to Minden, Nv for one year and now am on my way to Medford, Or. Most exciting trip:Went on a sailing trip in and out of the Greece Island on a 35' sail boat with a group of 20 and four sail boats in 88'
Friends: Two close friends in High school were Sue Eres, Colleen OBrien, Barbara Haag and Diana Reed.  Two friends I have lost contact with were Sue Eres and Barbara Haag.
Hobbies: Love to go rafting down rivers, travel, garden and have friends and family over for gatherings.
Kids: Lisa, 34 married, Claims Adjuster for Corp Account, Farmers Ins for So Oregon
Has two adorable children, Ryan 5 who now has his purple belt in Karate and Joanna 22mo and a kick in the pants!  Ron, 33 married, Independent Accounting Software Consultant.  Travels all over the world with his job.  Has a son, little Nicholas 6mos and I am off to see him in Florida tomorrow for ten days.  Angela 27, married and works with a Dentist in Medford. 
Grade_school: St Ignatius School
Grade_school_friends: Diana Reed Copitzy
Junior_high: Colleen OBrien, Diana Reed Copitzy, Janice Morrow Reist, Karla Kearn Morris, Bill Boehm, Bonnie McFarland
Junior_high_friends: Diana Reed Copitzy
Story: Colleen Obrien and other girlfriends rode bikes from San Ramon Dr all the way to town and park of Fair Oaks on Fair Oaks Blvd.  I had my tandum bike and Colleen was on back and was not pumping and she thought it was funny when I said "are you pumping, I am tired going up this hill! 
Favorite_memory: Rally committee, rally skits, Brigadoon; Yearbook staff; just doing tons of things with so many of my classmates in my senior year.  Surprize birthday party for Helga, our exchange student at my home.
Memorable_teachers: Mr Day, my Latin Teacher was about the only teacher who ever pronounced my name correctly.  I remember when Mrs McKee's home was robbed and we all were so alarmed to know that a truck came in cleared out her house in broad daylight.
When my oldest daughter received her diploma from eight grade, it was our principal, Mr Smith who handed her it in Alamo, California.
Sibling_info: Kathleen Lutz
Alumni_in_contact: Colleen OBrien, Janice Morrow Reist; Bill Boehm, Karla Kearn Morris
Heard_about_website_from: my sister, Kathleen Lutz Daughenbaugh and Bonnie Mc Farland
Carol Nelson writes:
Occupation: musician
Bio: writing operas
Trivia: I fly airplanes
Friends: I've lost contact with everybody. I want to get into contact with some of the Pope Avenue school bunch, since I want to find the teacher I had during eighth grade there. But I don't remember her name... Can someone help?
Hobbies: I like chess, logic puzzles, flying airplanes, in-line skating, and making music.
Kids: Two boys, Eddie 32, and Peter 27. Both musicians
Grade_school: Pope Avenue
Favorite_memory: Being in the chorus with Jack Carey.
Georgie Golden writes:
Occupation: Disability Evaluation Analyst
Bio: I married in 1964, and divorced in 1968 (our political ideas clashed). I went to work for the State of California in 1968 as a clerk typist, and went back  to college in 1974, first at American River and then at CSUS.  While at ARC I ran in to Rees Lee, (the most wonderful social science teacher ever) I credit mush of my interest in social sciences to our Mr. Lee.  I became very involved in my union and held several elected positions, and even when back to school and earned a certificate in Labor management relations from UC-Davis.
Trivia: I plan on retiring in December 2000.  I plan on gardening, doing some traveling, some volunteer work and perhaps some work with a friend involving heavy construction.
Three years ago I had an emergency 4 way bypass, My entire out look about live changed and I am fully convinced that the only truly important thing in life is our relationships with other people. 
Friends: I have ran into several class mates over the years and hope that anyone who knows JoAnn Vironi, or  Nancy McLanahan will let they know I'd love to see them again
Kids: I had one child - Darin is 35 yrs. old and I have several grandchildren
Grade_school: HOWE AVENUE
Grade_school_friends: Linda Eppson, she transferred to Mira Loma our Soph yr.
Memorable_teachers: Rees Lee, Socology, Economics, Political Science, team teaching with Mr. Tracy
encouragement to read the manifesto when my stepfather though that was unamerican.  His challenge to us to stand up for what we believed in and to explore before making a decision.  His humor, he faith in us and his ability to see potential even if we could not.
Marilyn McConnell-English, beautiful smile, kindness she gave to me and the encouragement to express myself through poetry (which still hasn't been published)     
Favorite_memory: the Sr. Hill, Our boycott of the cafeteria that closed it for 3 days (I believe)
The "Cherry Tree" at the Sr. Ball and what it took to "create" it.
The freshman float that first year and the class ring we created our Sr. year.
Katie telling me secrets one day on the Sr. Lawn. The hours with JoAnn & Nancy  Our 25th re-union and the group from Howe Avenue.  Sitting infront of John Goodman and beside Norm Sefkin in Algerba and Bill & Peter in Science.  Lastly Mel and Ken in my Freshman Photography class and the second day of my freshman year when Lou Costa & I collided. I was impressed that he helped picked up my stuff.  I have learned to laugh at myself.
Story: Remebers the Cherry Tree for the Sr. Ball.. We "stole" it from the river and they couldn't get it to fit in the car and almost got stopped becaue it was draging out of the trunk of my car. I won't name names now, but those of you who helped know who your were
Heard_about_website_from: My neice Kathy Matranage class of 72 (i believe)
Rick Stillwell writes:
Occupation: Customer Relations Mgr
Bio: For the past 10 years working as customer relations mgr. for the worlds largest Dodge dealer and 3rd largest in GMC sales. I live in the Silver Valley of northern Idaho with my wife and 3 children ages 6,8,and 11. My heart goes out to Dick Liden and his loss. Sorry man-give me a call 208-682-9105
Trivia: Aside from living in a gorgeous area with a ski resort at my doorstep, many large lakes, mountains, fishing , hunting and golf without the smog or traffic, I spend my time playing with the kids, cutting and splitting wood for the winter, and the honey-doos.
Friends: Randy Sharp, Burt Presnell, Greg Carnine and everybody else.
Hobbies: I think we just did that!
Dick Liden writes:
Occupation: President and CEO Miclor L.P.
Bio: Since graduation, I have been working in the building materials field finally ending up running Milcor L.P. with 550 employees and sales in all 50 states.
Kids: We had a daughter who lost a courageous fight with Cystic Fibrosis

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