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Michael Clyde Gosney
Michael was born in Sacramento on Nov. 11, 1953. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 26, 2017. His parents were Jack Gosney (deceased) and Joan Meredith. Michael was a proud and loving man, devoted to his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Kathy; sons Chris and his wife Vicki, Brian and his wife Jasmine; four grandchildren, Jaya, Leah, Mary Anne and Miles; mother Joan Meredith; grandmother Marion Gosney. A Service to Celebrate the Life and Memory of Michael Clyde Gosney will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 11:00 AM, at the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC), 6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SJUMC Building Improvement Fund; Florin Athletic Club, 622 Lelandhaven Way, Sacramento CA 95831; or to Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, 6601 Elvas Ave., Sacramento CA 95819. Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 30, 2017

Sad to report that my brother Jearl Percifield, class of 1971, has passed away. He died of a rare form of blood cancer at Chico, Calif. on July 21, 2015.
Chuck Percifield, class of 1968

Steven Hibma
July 9, 1953 - December 20, 2014
Santa Cruz

Steven Hibma, age 61, passed the weekend before Christmas 2014 in his residence in Santa Cruz. Born in Minnesota, son of Sidney and Hilma Hibma, brother to Linda and Karin, the Air Force family lived all over the USA and in Europe before settling in Sacramento, California. Steve was a talented stained glass artist. After his service in the US Navy, he settled in Menlo Park working as a tree care specialist until his move to Santa Cruz in 2012. Internment and Military Honors will be 1/21/15 3pm at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

BARRY STRANG

CASPER MAN FULFILLS LIFELONG DREAM, DIES THREE MILES LATER

CASPER, Wyo. | Nearly four decades ago, when they were newlyweds, Barry and Pam Strang had a date night ritual. Every Friday, they would eat Mexican food for dinner, stop by Baskin-Robbins for dessert and top the night off with an ogle at the next-door Harley Davidson shop. Pam wasn’t as taken with the idea of a motorcycle as her husband was. For the 38 years they were married, she vetoed the idea — they were too dangerous, she said. But at 59, amidst his semi-retirement, Barry decided it was time. “It’s on my bucket list,” he told her. Not just a motorcycle. A Harley. Pam finally acquiesced, but advised him he would be riding solo despite his enthusiasm to take her for a spin. He’d spotted The One at a shop in Lander. It was a 2013 model. It was frill-free. “I don’t want fancy stuff,” Barry told his wife. “I don’t want something I have to clean. It just fits me.” On June 27, Barry was fixed to realize his lifelong dream. He and Pam would drive together from Casper to the dealership just outside of Lander, then split up. She would check up on a quilt she had ordered, and he would break the ride in around Lander. They would rendezvous later at the Riverton casino. Before he left, Barry snapped a quick photo of the new bike and posted it on Facebook.

"44 years finally got one :)," the caption read. Pam said she had a sinking feeling by the time she reached the Amish furniture store. She got back in her car. “Next thing I know I’m hearing sirens,” she said. “And I know it’s him. I could feel it.” The couple, originally from Sacramento, Calif., moved to the Casper area in 1988 and settled in the dusty fringes of the city near the airport. Pam was tired of the crowds in California and had always wanted to live in the country. “I just said, ‘You know, I’d really like to live on a farm,’” she said. “So we did.” Barry and Pam raised their two children, Justin, 21 and Morgan, 17, in Casper. Justin followed in his father’s passion to become an avid hunter, and Morgan finished up high school a year early. Her dad attended the Kelly Walsh graduation ceremony this May. Barry had no hay farming or outfitting experience but carved his niche in both from scratch. He made his living at his companies, Quality Farms and Strang and Son Outfitters. “He was a rancher by trade and an outfitter by passion,” said his brother, Ron Strang, who also lives in Casper. Good friend and fellow hunter Kirk Ziker said Barry applied that gusto to his latest, related mission — convincing Game and Fish to adjust the way it assigns hunting licenses.

“He was very resourceful,” Ziker said. “If there was just a problem at all, he would find a way to fix it.” Barry wrote letters to Game and Fish, talked with fishermen, attended meetings and had been in contact with Star-Tribune reporter Christine Peterson for an article for more than a year. The article published on June 30. Barry would never read it. Barry felt no pain when he died, the coroner said. He was riding his long-awaited Harley Davidson northbound on Highway 789 when he negotiated a right-hand curve and for unknown reasons collided with the drive axles of a truck tractor, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol report. Strang was ejected from the motorcycle and went under the tractor-trailer. His helmet flew 30 feet away, Pam said later. It didn’t make much difference. He had driven just three miles. Pam waited for 45 minutes in backed-up traffic until she could reach her husband. She called her sister, who tried to assure a hysterical Pam that it wasn’t Barry. Pam said she knew better. “I felt him,” she said. Pam said she feels no anger or resentment at the cruel irony of the situation. Her husband lived his life to the fullest and died living life to the fullest, she said. “It was something he wanted his whole life,” Pam said. “It’s like my son said, ‘Dad went out with the biggest smile on his face.’” Published in Rapid City Journal, July 19, 2013.

SIDES, Marvin Ray
Born April 13, 1953 in Sacramento, CA; died May 11, 2013 at his home in South Sacramento at the age of 60. Beloved husband of 30 years to Gail Sides. Greatly missed by his parents Earnie and Elizabeth Sides of Georgetown, CA; and brothers Earnie Sides, Jr. of Sacramento, and Richard Sides of Orangevale, CA. He will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him for his smile and sense of humor. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 24, 2013.
6/26/13
ISAACSON, Dale Kenneth
Born to this earth on June 12, 1953 in Sacramento, California; passed away, peacefully, after a short battle with cancer on the eve of December 20, 2012 at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. He was surrounded by many of his loved ones and caring medical staff. Dale Isaacson, a master optician, worked for Carl Zeiss Vision. He established his roots in Folsom over 20 years prior, where he has remained with loving wife Linda, family, and valued friendships. Dale was extremely proud to have served his military duty with the Navy from 1971-1977 during the Vietnam War and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Dale had a zest for life, an affliction for good cuisine, a love for wine, and a passion for golf. He was known by many and loved by all. Dale Isaacson was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly. Dale is preceded in death by his father Victor Isaacson and nephew Billy Bean. He is survived by his wife Linda; mother Mavis Isaacson; daughters Kate Zamacona and Sabrina Isaacson; stepdaughters Stephanie Hunsinger and Kris Rotge; six grandchildren; sisters Sarah Dunn and Kim Toms; and brothers Dana and Dion Isaacson. Services for Dale Isaacson to be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, 1:00 pm at Miller Funeral Home, 507 Scott St., Folsom, California 95630. Graveside service to follow at Lakeside Memorial Lawn at 1201 Forrest St., Folsom, California 95630. A Celebration of Life to follow at the family's home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale's name to the or the Wounded Warrior Project. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 28, 2012.
Lynne Lee wrote:
Occupation: program analyst
MaritalStatus: divorced
Children/grandchildren: Tyler, 26 yrs; Drew, 24 yrs; Leah, 20 yrs
SinceGraduation: traveling, working, raising kids, boogeying down
Trivia: I don't know, like what? I can shake my eyeballs? Well I can
BestFriends: everybody
Hobbies: music,traveling
Kids: They're some of the most fantastic people I know. Smart, articulate, funny, compassionate. Why wouldn't they be, they're mine!
GradeSchool: Cottage School
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk Jr High (we had no middle school then)
MemorableTeachers: Mrs. Sears (first grade)
FavoriteMemory: sitting on the senior lawn (even though I wasn't a senior) and getting busted by Mrs. Whittaker for everything
Stories: oh, these are not stories for public viewing
Siblings: Leslie Dunn (Lee-sister), 1969
Comments: Anybody no the whereabouts of Danny Frietas ('70)?
6/15/11
CHURCH, Val John
Died Tuesday, October 5, 2010, age 58. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. He passed away at home peacefully. Mr. Church was born in 1952 to John and Annette Church in Salt Lake City, UT. He grew up in the Arden Park area of Sacramento. He graduated from Encina High School and later graduated from Sacramento City College with a degree in Computer Science. His mother was a school teacher and his father a school administrator. Mr. Church was known to friends as a strong upbeat individual. He was enthusiastic about life and full of energy, always on the go, wanting to learn and see new things in life. He lived life to the fullest despite his medical condition - at age 12 he was diagnosed with a crippling form of arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, which eventally distroyed his joints and rendered him wheelchair bound for most of his life. Mr. Church seldom complained about his condition. He accepted it and moved foward. He attended college, had a lifelong partner, and travelled as often as he could. He was smart and witty and those who came in contact with Mr. Church found him to be courageous. They admired his upbeat personality. Survived by sisters, Andrea Gough, Jennifer Church, Michele Virgen; brother Steve Belant; and his caretaker of 6 years, Tennie Thompson. His memory lives on. Services to be held Friday, Nov. 12, 1:30pm at Unitarian Society, 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento. Donations may be made in Val's name to The Arthritis Foundation . Published in the Sacramento Bee, November 7, 2010.
10/8/10
Richard Sullivan wrote:
Occupation: Retired - Caltrans TET
Spouse: Christine C. Sullivan
Children/grandchildren: David T. Sullivan
SinceGraduation: Working for Caltrans Landscaper, Highway Construction,Snow Removal, Corrosion Engineering ,Maintenance Mechanic,Highway plumber.Electrician, Outdoor Advertising Enforcement.
Trivia: Yearbook Photographer
BestFriends: Ken Parkhurst
Hobbies: Photography,Sking,Kayaking,Backpacking, RVing
Kids: David - Graduate Cal Poly Pomona - Computer Engineering
GradeSchool: Howe Ave
MiddleSchool: Howe Ave
MemorableTeachers: Botello
FavoriteMemory: Playing Sousaphone for Band
Stories: None- Can't remember.
AlumniInContact: Ken Parhurst - 1970 -
Comments: Great Memories
11/25/09
WASZAK, Patricia
was born January 24, 1953 in Colfax, CA and peacefully passed on May 25 in Sacramento. She leaves behind her mother Joe Marie, brother Robert (Suzanne), two nieces Melinda, Sarah Brown (Justin) and grand nephew Christian. She loved passionately and unconditionally, treasuring family and friends above all else. She will be honored with unfailing love, laughter and fond memories.
6/21/09
Mark Beale Meaker writes:
I was a graduate of the Class of 71. I was raised on Yellowstone Lane near where you were raised and went to the same schools. I used to be known as Mark Beale, but assumed by legal name when I married in 1997 (was raised by my stepfather William Beale). I don't know if you remember me, but I remember you and your brother. In 1971 I joined the old Arcade Fire Department and worked my way up through the ranks eventually leaving what is now the Sac. Metro Fire District as an Assistant Fire Chief to become fire chief in Elk Grove. In 2003, after having more than 30 years of service, I retired from the California fire service and moved my entire family to Logan, Utah, where I am "double dipping" and enjoying life very much.
In 1997, before I met my wife (who was a stake missionary), I investigated and converted to the Mormon faith. I remain faithful with a testimony that continues to grow stronger by the day. I am currently a stake high councilman in a student stake at Utah State University. My wife and I were sealed in the LA temple in 1978 and just recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. She's truly a "Mary Poppins wife."
We have six children (five girls and one son). Three of my girls are married (two in the temple, one civilly). All three of my married daughters are expecting and those new babies will be grandchildren 3-5. We currently have one grandson (2 years old) and one granddaughter (3 years old).
While my life continues to be filled with the usual stressors (work, church, family, etc.), I feel blessed to have found the Gospel and it has made all the difference in the world to a boy raised in the chaos of an alcoholic home.
9/22/07
Wanda Beierle writes:
After Encina I went to Reed College for 4 years, physics major. I didn't continue with that but moved to Los Angeles, via Berkeley, and was a real
estate appraiser for a number of years while pursuing my avocation of figure skating. Eventually I returned to school for a Master's in clinical
psychology from Antioch University. I worked for Los Angeles County in child abuse investigation for ten years, and am now devoting my time to
private practice in psychotherapy. I'm happily married, and still skating!
7/2/04
Sacramento Bee, June 18, 1996
CAPLAN, BRAD MITCHELL

   In loving memory of Brad, aged 43. Born 1-21-52. Died 6-9-96. A lover of Indy racing, family, and friends. He was active in racing from 1964-1984 with his father Herb, building the winning Indy car "Prophet." His love of racing never died, and he enjoyed slot car racing with his son. He was a loving husband, father, and his love and giving to others will always be remembered. Over his lifetime he really enjoyed working with his father at USME. He was an active member of Congregation B'nai Israel, and donations can be given to the Temple. He is survived by his wife Darienne, son Ian,
parents Herb and Alice Caplan, grandfather Nate Gourvitch, and sisters Sue Sperber, Linda Carlson, and Jodi Kaplan, and 8 nieces and nephews.
3/28/01
Ann Corey writes:
Hello Friends! Although I did not graduate from Encina in 1971, I went to Cottage School, kindergarten class of '58. I also moved on to Jonas Salk. I spent my freshman year at Encina before moving overseas to Turkey. Now I have 2 adult children, a husband, and a black dog. I am also a special education teacher which I find very rewarding. Hope to hear from fellow Encianians, especially those who attended Cottage School from 1958 to 1965. I had Mrs. Farnsworth,Mrs.Johnson,
Mrs.Sorensen, Mrs.Hardtung, Mrs.Ketchum, Mrs.Reed, and Mrs. Williams (my favorite). Although I've traveled the world, I think about you guys all the time. Good,funny memories! I'd love to hear from you!
5/9/07

Jonathan Dahlberg writes:
Bio: I graduated for American River College in 1974 with a degree in Auto Technology. During the summers I was a camp Counselor and bus driver. I worked for San Juan Unified as a school bus driver for four years. I quit school busing to own & operate my own diesel truck hauling primarily rice & other agricultural products. Met my wife when she broke down on the freeway in front of my truck. (I still accuse her of having a kill switch under the dash.) Went bankrupt. I studied for my SMOG license, and went to work in independant auto repair shops for three years. I quit to go to work for the Davis School District as their mechanic. I also work part-time for the Action Bus Company as a mechanic and school bus driver. I went back to school in 1985 to achieve a B.A. degree in Business, but in 1994, Sac City started their Aviation mechanic's program at night. I couldn't resist...I graduated with a A.S. degree in Aviation Maintenance, and I hold an Airman's Certificate for Airframe & Powerplant repair. I have now set aside formal schoolingto be with my wife & family.
Trivia: When I drove school bus, the route I drove was the one I used to catch & ride when I attended Encina. Mr. Sando used to monitor the loading zone to keep the students from crashing & mashing into my doors. Also, when I drove my own diesel, I used to listen to Eric Mandel on late night KZAP when I was in line unloading at the Port of Sacramento.
Friends: Kevin Brown '70, Mike Johnson (1 of 2 in yearbook)
Hobbies: Our family goes camping at least once a year. We have a Hobie Catamaran boat that we sail. I am also an Assistant Boy Scout Master for our local Troop 68, so I usually go camping on one weekend every other month, and one week at a Boy Scout camp. I teach scouts about Auto Repair.
Kids: All my kids play musical instruments, Matt & Helen still play in the Woodland High symphonic band. Matt is the Senior Patrol Leader of the Scout Troop, and Helen belongs to the Local Medical Explorer Troop, studying to be an EMT. Melissa played in the University of Pennslyvania pep band, traveling all over the Ivy Leagues, and Disney World. She graduated with a B.A. in "Design of the Invironment"...She is looking for an intership in Architecture before pursuit of her Masters. Jenny has given us a grandson, Ryan. One more is on the way, due in July. She works at Valley Media Distributing here in Woodland. Our foster son, Johnny O'Brien, was honorably discarged from the Army Airborne Rangers after serving our country for five years. His job was hanging down from underneath helicopters, and other crazy stuff like jumping out of perfectly good aircraft.
Grade school: Cottage School, Morse Ave & Cottage Way, Sacramento.
Grade school friends: Rick Brereton, Ginny Glausnitzer, Steve Cull, Mark Cromwell, Patty Ferrell, Brian Allison, Bill Anderson, Deedee Ardell, Eric Foth, Brad Foulk, Mike Gosney, Scott Hanlon, Steve Harris, Nancy Hill, Jason Jackson, Rick Johnson, Kristin Kutz, Ron Larsen, Anne McCabe, Jim Mosier, Jim Otterson, Susan Phillips, Steve Robichaud, Patty Schrunk, Chuck Schoenberger, Bill Scott, Jeff Stafford, Lynn Turley, Terry Teel, Roland Young.
Junior high: Jonas Salk Jr. High
Junior_high_friends: Mike Pittsley, Randy Palmer, Carl Schalansky,
Favorite_teachers: Unfair to make me choose, however, occationally, when I write a check, I think of Mr. Kirrene,..when I change a wheel, Mr. Schuler,..when I calculate Ohm's Law, Mr. Huber & Mr. Bogart, etc.

Larry Driscoll writes:
Occupation: Legal Admininstration
Bio: Boy, does this feel ripe for compulsive self-disclosure?! Well, let's see, I left the parking lot on June 9, 1971, and turned, left, then I went to the corner of Hurley and Bell, and turned right. Then, I went crazy ...... and here I am!! In the fog of alcohol and drugs, I think I was in the Navy in Taipei somewhere, and then floating on the ocean ... yeah, although it feel like a recurring dream, uh, nightmare, big fish, scary; then, discharge, ahhhhh, and, more alcohol and drugs, attempts at school, an intervention by the CHP, several times, then, AA!! Then another attempt at school, and finally, a degree (no kidding, really!!, it coulda happened) from USF!! which stands for U Silly Fairy!! Oh yeah, the compulsive self-disclosure part, rein in the taffida dahrling, these are rural folk!! Been werking for the state for 23 years and I have finally become the state employee everyone thinks of when they think of state employees.
Trivia: U Silly Fairy (wink wink). I'm bald too! geeeze ..... wha happened!!
Friends: I had no friends, ever, ahl y'all we're just mean to me. I've lost contact with everyone, but then again, I don't believe there ever was contact in the first place.
Hobbies/recreation. Well, it was drinking. Now, it's going to AA. That's like drinking without getting drunk. Oh, and fixing up my old old house where me and my cats lives, Callie and Joey.
Kids: Callie and Joey ...... what's to tell. When they're out, they wanna be in; and when they're in, they wanna be out!! They sleep on the bed so I can't move even my legs, and every morning, when I wake up, I have to be oh so careful not to disturb their slumber.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Thomas. Took U.S. History from him, he was probably the next to last (next to Mr. Dunnigan) to wear and actual suit and tie to work. He was against the Vietnam War on genuine principal, and was offered a job in British Columbia in 1968. He took the job, and got a house and two acres on the Columbia River. Dunnigan was kewl, only because he allowed Larry Fahn to seduce (coax?) him into telling coal mining stories during Geometry.
Favorite_memory: Graduating!!
Sibling_info: Don Driscoll, Dan Driscoll, Libby Driscoll
8/22/03
FOULK, BRADLEY ALLEN Born September 18, 1952, in Sacramento, CA was released from his earthly bonds on May 13, 2002, in San Rafael, CA. Brad is the loving husband of wife, Isa (Haggerty) Foulk of San Rafael; loving son of Jay and Viola Foulk of Sacto. and beloved brother to sisters, Sandra Wright of Sacto. and Marla Moore of Sparks, NV. A graduate of Encina High School and an avid motorcycle enthusiast, he will be remembered and treasured by family members and friends. With sparkling blue eyes and dazzling smile, he always lifted your spirits. During his lengthy and courageous battle with M.S., Brad was an
inspiration to all who met him. A zest for life and an abundance of love in his heart kept his indomitable spirit alive and vibrant. He was a teacher to us all. Celebration services will be held at a later date.
5/22/02
GERRITY, Kathleen Ann
Sept. 20, 1953-Sept. 5, 2004
Kathleen Ann Gerrity, Age 50, died at home in Sacramento on September 5, 2004 after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. Kathy was born
September 20, 1953 in San Bernardino, CA to Robert and Ann Gerrity. She graduated from Encina High School in 1971. She attended Chico State College
where she was a member of the women's softball team. She received her BA from Chico in 1975 and a Teaching Credential in Physical Education. After
working at River Oak Center for Children she earned credentials for teaching learning handicapped children. With a lifelong passion to teach, and with a
special interest in teaching the learning handicapped, she was employed by San Juan Unified School District from 1980 to 1998. Kathy was a partner with
Sacramento County Mental Health in establishing the first day treatment class at La Vista School in SJUSD. Sports, travel, family and friends were the center of Kathy's life. She enjoyed many trips to San Francisco Giants baseball games with family and friends. In 1989 she particularly enjoyed a trip to Ireland with her father and Susan Esparcia. She cruised Alaska and visited Hawaii numerous times. Kathy is survived by her father, Robert, her step mother Mary Ann, her partner and friend Susan Esparcia, her sisters Dorothy (Richard) Spangler, Laura Gerrity, Janice (Michael) Sirois, brothers Michael (Chris), Thomas (Alison) and James. Survivors also include 9 nieces and nephews, 3 great-nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of Kathy's life from 11am - 2pm on Friday, September 24, 2004, at her home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 9/21/2004.
Carrie Giroux wrote:
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Bio: Working
Friends: Jerry Burks, Jeff Crawford, Don Lemue, Shelly Winkler
Hobbies: Quilting, gardening, golfing
Kids: No children
3/7/09
JANETT HAELING SHAW
AN ATTORNEY, SHE WAS A TOP ADMINISTRATOR AT THE OFFICE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PLANNING
Publication Date: May 14, 1996
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Obituary: Janett Shaw, chief deputy director of the state Office of Criminal Justice Planning, died of cancer Sunday in her Gold River residence. She was 41.
  A native of Sacramento, she was a former deputy state attorney general before Gov. Pete Wilson named her to the OCJP post a year ago. She also was a former president of Women Prosecutors of California and Just Kids Child Care Center Inc. and a former reserve deputy for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
   In her job with the governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning, she supervised administration of nearly four dozen public safety and victim services programs across California.
   In a statement Monday, the governor called her "a driving force behind changing California's criminal laws from some of the most absurdly and dangerously lenient to some of the toughest in the nation. . . . She will be greatly missed."
   She was a 1971 graduate of Encina High School. She also was a graduate of American River College, California State University, Sacramento, and McGeorge School of Law.
   Survivors include her husband, David Shaw of Gold River; daughter, Jennifer Shaw of Gold River; mother, Jacqueline Groff of Roseville; stepfather, Peter Groff of Roseville; and sister, Judyth Robinson of Sacramento.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Arden Way at Morse Avenue. The family suggests contributions to Just for Kids Day Care Center, 1301 I St., Sacramento, 95814.
9/15/00

Care Johnson (previously known as Caroline Johnson at EHS) writes:  
Bio: Disabled for 7 years now, but looking forward to getting better each day. Suffered at-home injury resulting in 2 spinal surgeries, the second with rods and screws (so, for all those who thought I'd never get screwed, boy, were you wrong!).  Am now involved in Alternative Healing Therapies to assist in my recuperation. I am a Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist and a true believer in the powers of these ancient, but modernized, healing therapies. They have given me my life back much more so than Western Medicine ever could! So, if you're suffering from undue stress, chronic pain, or other injuries to your body that need some additional healing, please contact me and I'll do what I can to assist you! (I guess this is the closest thing to becoming a doctor I'll ever get to in this lifetime!).
Have lost contact with most classmates of graduating Class of '71, but would love to hear from or about any and all of you, especially those from our Girls' Athletics (softball, hockey, volleyball)--where are you Kathy Hardy, Pam Evans, Sheila Greathouse, Lori Gualco, Jan Haeling, Nancy Reid, Kathy Gerrity, and all the rest of you? Also, David Teng, Jean Perry, Mignon Marks, Roger Petersen, Scott Plotkin (our politician--:0), Doug Allan, and Carol Durham and all the rest of you?   Family Life: Never married (exactly....been in committed relationship for 25 years come 5/4/99), but was step-parent to 2 children--one girl and one boy--and now step-grandparent to a wonderful little girl, Jennifer LeAnn, age 7. :0). 

Eric Mandrell writes:
Bio: I left Encina determined to breeze through college in four years and then head straight to law school and a stellar legal career. Took some detours along the way that proved to be alot more spontaneous and rewarding. Headed to LA for college, fell in love with literally the first young woman I saw. Got my heart broken...got over it. Transferred to UC Davis for my junior year and spent an extended tour in Europe while attending the London School of Economics. Somehow, a college summer job working in advertising paved the way for my future career endeavors. Won a contest at KZAP while in graduate school which led to a job and three years as a DJ. Worked in radio at KZAP, KROY, and KRQR in San Francsico, then went into TV at Channel 10. I've been a Public Information Officer for a job training agency, a VP at a local TV station, owned my own communications firm and now (my third career), I am with the state doing marketing. Guess I left the legal stuff to my friends! David Levin and Lori Gualco. I've travveled worldwide and have had a great life. best of all is my eight year marriage to the former Karen Smith (El Camino, class of '79). Everything else pales compared to her.
Trivia: I've appeared in three movies (The Candidate, Mad Bomber (a real turkey starring Chuck Connors), and Tirgger Effect). My mug and voice have also graced numerous TV and radio commercials. True to my propensity for vocal mimicry (something I picked up to entertain myself in high school), my true career ambition is to do cartoon voiceovers. I was actually asked to audition to be the touring voice of Barney the Dinosaur. Didn't get the job.
Friends: David Levin, Ken Levy, John Kriege, Doug McGehee, Larry Tjoelker, Scott Plotkin, and Rick Hanson. I still see most of them. Sadly,we lost Ken too young.
Hobbies: Travel, skiing, tennis, music and winning contests. Karen and I have travelled far and wide on trips that we (mostly she) have won.
Marital Status: spouse: Karen
Kids: Ten-year old A.J. is bright, adventurous, funny, and about the cutest fur covered (cat) child in the whole world. Karen and I love kids, we've just never had any.
Grade School: Jim Herhsey, Darrell Baxter, Al Borowski, Sue Brown, Linda Belanger and Starr Hines
Grade School friends: (see above)
Junior High friends: Linda Clemence, Zack Wilhoit, Mike Sherman plus many of the grade school folks.
Favorite teachers: Lesley Saladen and Eleanor Brown taught, encouraged, forced me to become a decent writer. That talent has served me well throughout my life. Pauline DeGooyer taught me how not to embarrass myself in front of an audience and how to handel "hecklers" (Jim Peterson, Craig Dunnigan, etc). Andy Braio encouraged my athletic side and helped me cope with the death of my father during my senior year.
Sibling info: brother Elliott, class of '73 and sister Andrea, class of '76.
Heard about website from: found it by accident
MATTOX, Susan Elizabeth
March 27, 1953 - March 15, 2010
A lifelong resident of Sacramento, and 25-plus year employee of the California Energy Commission, Susan unexpectedly passed away following a short illness. Susan had an unforgettable personality and a beautiful soul. She loved making others laugh and had an insatiable passion for crocheting and baking. She sacrificed so much for and was devoted to her only son, Bradley James. She will always be the Queen of his heart. Survived by son, brother Wesley, sister-in-law Laura, nephew Michael, niece Amanda. Preceded in death by her mother Jane and father Jack. Friends are invited to gather at her home Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a contribution in her name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation .
Oran Miller writes: 
Bio: Working - I am a DC-10 Captain for Northwest Airlines  living in Woodinville, WA 98072.
Family: Son Alex is 5 and wife Lorri is pregnant

John Mosley writes:
Occupation: Mechanic for Antelope Valley Transportation Agency
10/30/00
Sacramento Bee, Dec. 23, 2000
BOB OPP LOVED TO HELP OTHERS THROUGH HIS CARPENTRY
  Until the end, 47-year-old carpenter Bob Opp was thinking about the volunteer work that formed the core of his life. He helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit group that supplies housing for the disadvantaged.
  He died of a heart attack Dec. 15, one day before he was to lead a group of volunteers to frame a house in North Sacramento. In a hospital emergency room the previous day, suffering from chest pains, Mr.. Opp had phoned Habitat for Humanity, apologizing because he would be unable to work on Saturday, friends said. Instead, friends gathered at the work site that Saturday and held an impromptu memorial service.
  "Bob has just been the ultimate volunteer for us," said Archie Mulligan, regional director of Habitat for Humanity. "That's why we're all so shaken."
  In October, in recognition of his contributions, Mr.. Opp received the Cornerstone Award, the highest honor given to Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
  Robert Paul John Opp, whom everybody called "Bob," was born and raised in Sacramento. His mother, Leila Opp, was an architectural designer, and his father, Paul Opp, was a contractor who once served as president of the Building Industry Association here. As a child, Mr. Opp learned the carpentry skills that led to a career in the building trades. Working with his father, he helped build homes in the River Park and Sierra Oaks neighborhoods.
  He was a 1971 graduate of Encina High School.
  "His home was decorated with tools and books about building," said his daughter, Ann Wilber. "He could eye a roof and tell you if it was angled correctly. After scribbling a few computations on a scrap piece of wood, he could tell you what to cut and where to put it."
  Mr. Opp began working with Habitat for Humanity less than two years ago, at first doing consulting on putting up houses for the nonprofit group, his daughter said. "Soon he was pouring concrete, helping frame and ... getting all of his friends and family to come help, too," his daughter said.
  He is survived by two children -- Paul Opp of Fair Oaks and Ann Wilber of Sacramento -- from his marriage to Carol Balestreri of Sacramento. The couple was divorced. Also surviving are sisters, Marilyn Opp Evers of Shingletown and Kathleen Opp Shaw of Eureka, SD.
  Services are scheduled for 11 AM today in Florin United Methodist Church, 7560 Florin Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Habitat for Humanity, 3227 Second Ave., Sacramento, 95817 (916) 456-9543.
1/3/01
Randy Palmer writes: 
Bio: Randy writes that he is now married to wife, Diane, and together they have one daughter, Sabrina. Randy now lives in Cameron Park for those of you who might be interested in looking him up.
Joe Perez writes:
Occupation: Business Manager / Consultant
Bio: I was in the Air Force for six years right out of Encina. I was a flying crew member out of McClellan AFB, while concurrently working as a
Broadcast Engineer for KXTV-Ch 10. I went on to build a TV station in San Jose and worked as a technical manager at the PBS station in San
Diego on the San Diego State campus in the late 70's, early 80's. I have also been involved in radio station ownerships/ partnerships for may years. I moved to the Wine County of Santa Rosa in 1982 to be the VP, Director of Engineering for a television station here. Ten years later, I took a management position in Public Safety communications and Information Technology in 1992 with the County Of Sonoma, from which I just retired.
I am now business managing an aviation-based company, Propjet Aviaiton, www.propjetaviation.com, turning my life-long hobby into a profession.
We go to all the major air shows nationally to buy and sell airplanes, and locally participate in the maintenance of our customers million-dollar turboprop airplanes at our Santa Rosa facility. Along the way, I get to meet lots of very interesting folks with similar aviation interests.
Concurrently, I am also a consultant for communications and Wireless I.T. oriented clients, see www.joeperez.net.
Trivia: I can Dance! Which I never did in high school. At all. See below for details. And I am endlessly into aviation. "All airplanes, all the time", is my motto. My wife, Deirdre, has soloed, on the 100 anniversary date of the Wright Brother's first-flight day. She indulges me completely in anything aviation. In exchange, I Dance. We fly everywhere, with her beautiful 10-lb killer-attack dog, a magnificnent Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named "Bailey", acquired in lieu of having any boys left around the house. We currently own all or part of four airplanes in various hangars, in one of which, I am hanging a Disco Ball and lights in her honor. Did I mention that my wife is very tolerant?
Friends: Kent Randles, still in contact, Dr. Jeff Javelet, I know he is in La Jolla, not in contact. Fred/Susan Bly, were nieghbors long ago, I have not in contact with them for many years.
Hobbies: I have been a private pilot since 1976, when Class of '67, Fred Bly's father, Fred, my ex-Air Force commander, taught me to fly at a crop duster strip in Natomas. I am now instrument/multi/turbine rated pilot. I have now turned that avocation into second/third related career.
I also announce air shows locally for fun. Since I worked at a TV station, eveyone insisted I try it (even though I fixed things, and didn't work as talent or as an announcer at all). It turns out to be a lot of fun! I am an aviation history buff, probably have too many airplane trivia items and details to keep stored inside. Likely acquired from watching way too many episodes of Discovery Channel "Wings". So this is my fate. I accept it.
My beautiful wife, Deirdre, loves to dance (she was the U.S. Women's Skating dance champion years ago) So after countless dance lessons and
hanging on to her for dear life (she's the leader, not matter what they say), I can hold my own with ballroom dances, as required. All For Her. And it is good excersise, I keep telling myself.
Kids: My oldest is Alex, 22, is working in the Information Technology field in Santa Rosa, network management, etc. He has been building PC's
since he was 12 when I opened up the box and showed him the inside. He knows his stuff in this realm. He runs circles around me in this regard.
My second son is Adam, 20, is living in Salem, Oregon, wants to work in construction related fields. He competes in BMX bike riding competitions
on the west coast when possible. My third (step)son is also Adam, also age 20 (wierd but true...). He is very interested in Public Safety and wants to be a police officer. He is currently woking in security at a local college while he studies in this area. The apple of his Mom's eye, a very smart guy. I'm proud to have him as a stepson.
Grade_school: St. Ignatius, St. Philomenes
Grade_school_friends: Jeff Javelet
Memorable_teachers:
Mr. Bogart, Electronics. A real ball of fire (this is joke...) who was always very supportive with my technology projects, see below.
Jerry Sando, Counselor, fabulous guy, led me to electronics and technology, entering projects, like lasers and computers in State competitions at Cal Expo (which I won!)
La Verne Gonzales, Spanish, Soccer Coach: He let me have his brand-new Porsche 911T for weeks while he went to Europe. Unbelievable! And all
I had to do was to install an AM/FM Radio. I could do that! He always called me "Pair-Ez" instead of Perez beacuse my Spanish accent stunk in
those days and he wanted to make a point. Which he did. And I still only have "triente palabras" (thirty words) of Spanish. But I get by on a few rolled "R's" in the accent department, and a decent tan most of the time. It's in the genes, at least to some limited extent.
Favorite_memory: A vivid memory to this day of now-high-brow Dentist, Dr. Jeff Javelet getting bombed in the quad by a seagull during a group
class picture. You know; one of those pictures where everyone had to stand very still a long time while they panned the camera for multiple wide exposures. He was literally a sitting duck. It was so very elegant.
This was as about as exciting as it got. So I had a sheltered upbringing. All technology, all the time. Ham radio does this to you when you are 16 years old. But I am making up for it now.
11/6/05
Mike Plessas writes: 
Bio: Was in the Army, worked 20 years for the Sheriff's Department, now living in Truckee and working in Reno as a Physician Assistant. Divorced, no kids, lots of toys.... 
Hobbies: Hobbies are skiing, mountaineering, kayaking, triathlons
Scott Plotkin writes: 
Occupation: Chief Consultant and Staff Director, Senate Committee on Education, California Legislature
Bio: Most of you may recall that I left Encina to go to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with high hopes to to study architecture. Guess what? A good - maybe even a great - - draftsman does not an architect make. I had virtually no design ability, although I was a great technician. So I got active in student government - what else? - got elected student body president, became the chair of the statewide student presidents association for the CSU system, and was hired as a full time student lobbyist for the CSU student ogvernments, which I did from 1975 to 1978. I was then hired by the CSU to work in their governmental affirs office, and rose through the ranks to become the director of the office in 1990. In the meantime, I got elected to the Rio Linda Elemntary School Board in 1981,1 and have served continuously ever since. In 1992 I was elected president of the California School Boards Association - during the worst recession since WWII! Also in 1992 I married Patty Thiel, the love of my life. She has three sosons by a prior marriage. Which has been a great adventure for me. All of them were teen-agers when I became their step-father, and you haven't lived until you have gone through high school three more times! Lots of fun and laughs. The boys and I are buddies, and have a great time!
In late 1996 Senator Leroy Greene (D-Sacrmaento) asked me to come to work for him as the chief consultant to the Senate Education Committee, which he chaired. I took a leave of absence from the CSU system, and started in the Senate on Janury 1, 1997. When Sen. Greene retired in 1998, the new chair, Senator Dede Alpert (D-San Diego) asked me to stay on, so I continued with my leave and am still in the Senate. I consider myself very fortunate. It took years, but I finally fell in love and have I job that gives me a lot of satisfaction. Life couldn't be better.
Friends: Best friends: Eric Mandell, Grant Stewart, Eric Schalansky, Steve Anderson. Grant, Eric, and I used to go to all of the Encina football gamesmes when we were juniors and seniors. Not sure if it was for the games or the freedom from one of us having a car!
Hobbies: Politics is still the greatest spectator sport in the world, and it's fun being in the middle of it. I love Shakespeare, and go to Ashland, Oregon for the Festival as often as I can. I also am crazy about playing fantasy football! I'm in a league with a friend who has been running one since 1980. I joined in 1983, and I have the honor to be the four time defending champion!
Kids: My step-sons are great. Tom is 29, and about to leave the army after service in the Gulf War and "peacekeeping" duties in Bosnia. Lots of stories there. He got married last year and has a step-daughter of his own, making me a grandfather at 45! Tim is 26 and is very active in the Boy Scouts; he works with kids all of the time, and loves it. He lives with his girlfriend and her son, and might someday soon make me a grandfather again! Our youngest, Travis, is 22, and is a wild and crazy guy. Plays in a band and makes it his life's work to avoid work. Still lives at home and is a kick to have around, even though it would be great for him to get a life.
Friends: Grade school: Dad was in the Air Force; so there are many out of California. No friends from grade school at Encina.
Junior high friends: Same as above. I transferred into Encina as a sophomore in Jnaury 1969.
Favorite teachers: Mrs. Sandy Hunt (who pronounced me the only 40 year old senior she ever had), Mr. Sanders and Mr. Dutton, who were great math teachers. And Mrs. Brown and Ms. Coklas, who taught English.
Heard about website from: From Paul Knepprath
Spouse: Patricia Thiel
Children: Thomas Thiel, 29; Timothy Thiel, 26; Travis Thiel, 22
Comments: Exploring this website has been a blast. It was great to read about old friends. I am sorry to report to Care Johnson that Jan Haeling passed away in 1997 from pancreatic cancer. She was married with a little girl. She and I dated for a while in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Her married name was Shaw. Her twin sister Judy Robinson (Haeling), works as the recreation superintendent for the North Highlands Recreation and Park District.
PROSERPI, Eric
Born April 5, 1953, in Sacramento, California, entered into rest on April 7, 2008, in San Diego, California. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Erika Proserpi, and brother, Peter Proserpi. Survived by his daughter Jessica Proserpi; granddaughter, Aylah, brother, Angelo Proserpi, sister, Silvia Goss and her husband Warren Goss, sisters, Eliane and Veronica Proserpi, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends that will truly miss him. Eric served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). He often expressed that he wished he would have made the USMC his career choice. He graduated from Encina High School and attended Rick's College. He enjoyed swimming and most competitive sporting events, especially boxing. Eric is remembered as a person who was full of life and he loved to be the center of attention. He was boisterous whenever he expressed the love for his country, the Marines, religion, politics, and of course his favorite sporting events. He was a huge man with a big heart. He possessed a special warmth that would often surface and catch the receiver off guard and in awe. He traveled for a period of time selling advertisement space to universities and colleges throughout the country. He loved digging deep into a sandy beach to relax with an adult beverage, newspapers and/or magazines. But, most of all Eric loved being surrounded by his family and friends. Services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008, at 12 P.M., at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 4/16/2008.
Doug Rice writes:
Occupation: Custom Audio/Video Designer
Bio: Not fitting into the group of folks who knew what they wanted to do throughout school, I felt I had to dip my finger into many endeavors including mobile home builder, Tour Guide in Alaska, Video Assist operator for tv commercials in Hollywood (what the hell was I doing in LA?) then moved (back) to Seattle to be in a fun job of designing home theaters. Married in '85, divorced in '90, one beautiful 12 year old daughter who I'm raising 50/50 w/ my ex, and have been single ever since. Even without a "significant other", life is good.
Friends: I'd love to hear from/about: Dick Moore, Joan Reid, Kathy Spencer, Mike Browning, Al Schmidt, Darrell Baxter, Mark Knepprath (and if I had my yearbook, lots of other folks, too. I was only at Encina for my junoir and senior years.
Hobbies: Music, history, camping, nature, nutrition/health & fitness.
Kids: Daughter, Katie (12) is in the upper 96% of all 6th graders in the country!!! She's beautiful, smart & funny! She plays a mean sax, too!
Grade school: In Seattle & Atherton, CA
Favorite teachers: Frankly, all of my best teachers were from other schools (!). No offense. For example, the band from my JR High in Seattle "blew away" (no pun intended) Encina's
to the point where I quit half way through my senior year (only to work in the vice principal's office).
Alumni in contact: Doug Scheeler, Patty Kraushar (Thomas), Ron Kraushar, Lucia Colbert (Churches), Nancy Patton, Rudy DiMassa, Ron Rowan
Heard about website from: Ron Rowan
Margie Russell writes:
Occupation: Instructor/Analyst for State Department of Health Services
Bio: Spent most of the 1980s and 1990s working and raising a family. I was very involved as a Camp Fire leader while my kids were growing up (we did LOTS of singing, crafts, and theatre). Married current husband in 1989. Got back into music in 1997 (played Yente the Matchmaker at Woodland Opera House production of Fiddler on the Roof). Began recording with Sound Design studio in Sacramento in 1998.
Trivia: Graduated from CSUS in 1976 with a teaching credenital, BA degree in Liberal Studies, and a minor in music. Competed in the 1999 CMOA (Country Music Organizations of America) annual competition - won the California preliminary and went on to win at the national level in Las Vegas, Nevada, as "Female Entertainer of the Year" for independent artists.
Friends: Jennie Scott and Wanda Beierle were my best friends. I would like to contact Cathy Steinkonig and Piri Stafford.
Hobbies: Music! I still love to sing. My husband and I have our own entertainment business (MC Entertainment). We provide entertainment, karaoke, and DJ work for local fundraisers, shows, weddings, and private parties. I have recorded over 25 CDs, 4 of which are all songs that I wrote myself. I cover all kinds of music, from country to pop to show tunes. My husband and I also love to travel and go 4-wheeling.
Kids: Russ - born November, 1978
Lisa - born March, 1982
Laura (stepdaughter) - born 1976
My son Russ recently married and lives in Sacramento. He and his new wife Sonya are both very musical and involved in recording, music writing, and DJ work. they have their own website (Russ is also a web designer - see "Russandsonya.com". Lisa is my youngest and still lives at home while
working at BelAir grocery store. She is my "movie critic" partner). My stepdaughter Laura also lives close to home and is a pre-school teacher. She
has a great singing voice and often performs with me at local events.
Grade_school_friends: Jennie Scott. We became friends in first grade at Babcock Elementary and still keep in touch. We celebrated each other's 50th birthdays together last year.
Junior_high_friends: Jennie and Wanda
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Wilde - he inspired me to become interested in Drama and Music. Also, Mr. Patitucci and Mr. Pruner - my art teachers.
Favorite_memory: Performing in the "Brother Duck" Folk Festival with Larry Davis, plus all the great theatre productions I became involved in.
Story: I lost contact with Don Warburton after college, but through a mutual acquaintance, I hear he is still very involved with acting and living in Los
Angeles. (I'm glad you didn't give it up Donnie!)
2/9/05
Sacramento Bee, Nov. 26, 2008
ROBICHAUD, Stephen F.
A caring man of deep conviction, Stephen Francis Robichaud was unexpectedly called to God from his life on earth on November 21, 2008 leaving behind a rich legacy of love. Born on August 28, 1952, Stephen was a life-long resident of the Sacramento area. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Francis & Margaret Robichaud. Stephen is survived by a large but closely-bonded family; his son,
Joshua Robichaud of Sacramento; son, Caleb/Tana & grandson, Titus Robichaud of Muncie, IN; the mother of his sons, Patty Robichaud of Sacramento; brother, Michael/Neoma Robichaud of Tucson, AZ; sister, Daphne/Mike Keating of Sacramento; sister, Charlene/Roberto Puentes of So Lake Tahoe; sister, Mary/Tom Davis of South Lake Tahoe; sister, Peggy Sargenti of Garden Valley; brother, Joe Robichaud of Sacramento; sister, Paula Robichaud of South Lake Tahoe; sister, Teresa/Jeff Babcock of Placerville; aunt, Daphne Norman of Australia; cousin, Keith Mullen of Tucson, AZ; cousin, Patrick Mullen of San Francisco; aunt, Norma and cousins, Brian, Barry & Brent Robichaud of Athol, MA. Stephen is also survived by ten nieces, four nephews, 15 great-nieces and great-nephews. Michael, Stephen and Joe were more than brothers; they were also the very best of friends. After graduating from Encina High School (1971), Stephen enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Navy (1971-74) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany. After an honorable discharge, Stephen earned the title of Certified Fire Service and Forestry Tech at American River College. While employed by the US Forest Service he saved the life of a co-worker pinned beneath an overturned ATV. Later Stephen discovered a new career driving big rigs and his superior skills brought the respect of other drivers. Stephen had two passions, first was devotion to family and second was hunting. His family will attest that he would always be the first to lend a hand, no matter the need. Stephen encouraged his sons' endeavors, and spent countless hours with his brother Joe working on projects for family members, expecting nothing in return. As an expert archer, Stephen enjoyed hunting a variety of game in numerous Western states, and usually bagged his legal limit of deer each season. His Coastal Blacktail Deer of this year is currently being entered into the Pope & Young Record Book. A true outdoorsman at heart, Stephen relished the woods and mountains, while hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking. Stephen also pursued creative hobbies as an amateur photographer and artist, excelling at both. He enjoyed country line-dancing as well as sharing time with his long-time close friend, Donna Birdwell. He was the epitome of a good neighbor, a good friend and family man. Stephen never missed his family gatherings; now his grieving family will always miss him. Stephen was a skilled outdoorsman and avid bowhunter, a loving father and grandfather, brother and friend; we will hold you in our hearts and cherish you in our memory. Friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday 11/26/08 from 5-7pm at the Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 916-725-2109. Funeral services will be held on Sat. 11/29/08 at 1pm at the above chapel.
11/26/08
Elaine Salyer writes:
Occupation: Project Manager - voice and data communications
Bio: Some of you may recall my getting married before I finished high school (and I wasn't even pregnant!)  That marraige lasted 8 years, no kids.  I was single for 8 years before marrying my current husband of 15 years.  All my kids have 4 legs and fur. We live in Grass Valley, phone 530 268-2783, work 530 268-6931.
My career choices have included work as a surgical nurse, legal assistant, health care administration postions with Blue Shield of CA and Vision Service Plan, and now as a project manger for Avaya, formerly the Enterprise Networks division of Lucent Technologies.  Lucent spun us off in Oct 2000. 
Trivia: I decided to leave the rat race in the mid 80's.  My husband and I sold our home, quite our jobs, and bought an 18 wheeler. We became long haul truckers traveling all over the US and Canada.  Considering I'd never driven a car with a manual transmission, this was quite an undertaking.  But, I did learn to drive it. It's a very intersting business and can be quite profitable if you treat it like a business.   It came to an abrupt end when we were hit head on by a pick-up that crossed the center line on Highway 54 in New Mexico.  It completely destroyed our truck and 2 of the 3 people in the pick-up died at the scene.  By the time we got through the insurance mess, we had to go back to the rat race and take normal jobs again.  I don't regret the experience, but I wouldn't do it again.
Friends: My best friend was and still is Diane Albert, now living in Truckee with her husband and two kids. I've lost touch with everyone else.
Hobbies: I wouldn't call it a hobby because there is too much work to it, but we raise beef cattle.  We currently run 70 momma cows and 3 bulls on a ranch in a little town called Honcut.  We should start calving by the end of February so things will get even busier around here.
Kids: none
Grade_school: Grade school was in Kingsport, Tennessee. 
Junior_high: Valle Vista
Junior_high_friends: Sherry Burns, Bill Souza
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Pattucci - he always thought I had potential even though I was lousy at Art.
Mr. Wilde - he made Drama class so much fun, and he taught me a lot about self confidence.
Mr. Psiahas - I loved hearing him speak french, even though I didn't have a clue what he was saying.  We used to have pot luck lunches after our 4th period class.
Mrs. Sandy Hunt - she had a way of provoking you to think about important,
real-life issues.
Favorite_memory: Getting busted down at the river with Jim Otterson, Eric Foth, Sheila McComb and another guy that had just transferred to Encina.  Eric got away, the rest of us went to juvenile hall!  My mom threatened to send me back to my dad in Tennessee, but settled on grounding me for the rest of the year.  She didn't let me off early either!
Story: I have a great story about Brad Foulk in my closet with his girlfriend, Joy (can't remember her last name).  I'll save the details for the reunion.
2/11/01
Sunny Sawyer writes:
Occupation: I'm a special education teacher in Rocklin and also a writer.  I have been working on my novel for several years.  Soon I hope to be working with the MIND institute and UC DAvis, writing a standard protocol for all disabled adults or children entering the hospital setting, nation-wide.
Bio: I've been camping at Point Reyes National Seashore, raising my kids, while being very single, learning to become an excellent golfer, reading interesting books, working out, hiking and traveling.  I was always looking for Carl, but had no clue, even though we saw each other from time to time, never losing contact.
Trivia: I've become much more aware of how people are feeling.  I'm an advocate for those who have little.  I have become very spiritual and forgiving.  Usually, I can see both sides when things used to be black and white for me.  I became very strong and my verbiage can be persuasive.  I'm ok.
I started playing golf at the age of 19, even though I had lessons along with Susan Pettit and Ken Levy in 6th grade. Tommy Lo Presti and Ken Norton worked with me.
I guess I wasn't "hungry" enough and gave it up.  Just recently though, I've made a come back and have been playing on an all men's team.  I found myself negotiating teacher salaries while playing with my principal, the superintendent and another top administrator.  It's amazing how golfing places you on the same playing field as everyone else! Carl and I were born on the same day and same year: I'm one hour older.
I need to get out and play with Sandi Scheiber and Chris Smelloff.
Friends: My best friends were Susan Pettit, Leta Lambert, Carol Scarrone, MaryLeigh Kempton, Kathy O'Neil,Steve Ellis and Carl Schalansky.
I would love to see Debby Loehr again...she was at Sierra Oaks Elemetary and Jonas Salk.  I've lost touch with everyone except Carl, my husband
and Leta.
Hobbies: I like writing, golfing (when time), camping, hiking and traveling...will never go to Mexico again, though....got very sick! I also love spending time with my dad, Carl's mom and my family...we're a blast.
Kids: I have two adult children from a previous marriage: Kelly, who is autistic and gorgeous and Tommy, who is a full-time student when not working for Carl or playing golf. Kelly is 24 and Tom is 22. Kelly (24) lives in a care home, which is just like family.  I've become very close to the administrator and we all do things together.  It was hard to let Kelly leave; but she deserved her autonomy and is happy! Tommy is a college student who is an excellent golfer, fisherman and baseball player.  He is kind and very polite with lots of friends.    He is choosing a career in business math with marketing as a minor.  He is very funny, making fun of me as much as possible.
Grade_school: Jean Perry, Susan Pettit, Julie Prorock and Debby Loehr.
Grade_school_friends: Susan Pettit and Carl Schalansky.
Junior_high: Susan Pettit, Jean Perry and Debby Loehr.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Coke, Mr. Figenshu and Mr. Lawrence because they all took a personal interest in me.
Favorite_memory: Listening to folk music in Mr. Lawrence's class. (Arlo Guthrie) I also loved singing in the choir with Mignon Marks.
Story: Carl Is CEO of his own engineering firm and he started his business in his garage! He is such a wonderful husband and friend.
Sandi Scheiber writes:
i graduated in '71,  lived in new york for a couple of years working for the airlines, then moved to tahoe and worked as a ski instructor, lifeguard at donner, etc.  moved back to sacramento where  i am now.  i have a 17 yr old daughter who is a great joy to me, brings back a lot of memories from those high school years.
currently i am working for the sjusd as a middle school secretary at jonas salk.  i have been there 8 days now, love it. had been working in the dental field for years before that.
1/19/01
SCHNEIDER, Donna Mae
Born December 5, 1953 in Sacramento, Ca. Beloved daughter to Julius E. Schneider, she will be missed by her sister Susan Kennedy, nephew Dustin Kennedy, niece Kristy Kennedy, great niece Julia Kennedy, and brother in-law William Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her mother Lenore Schneider. Donna worked for the United States Post Office where she truly loved her work as a mail handler. Donna will be remembered by her caring heart and happy laughter. She will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her. A service will be held at 10am on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at North Sacramento Funeral Home at 725 El Camino Ave. Following the service Donna will be laid to rest at Saint Mary's Cemetery at 6700 21st Ave., Sacramento.
1/21/08
Joel Scott writes:
Occupation: Adaptive Equipment Specialist
Bio: When I fist got out of school I got lost in the drug world. Did that while everyone else was in college. I finally got it together in 1977. When everyone was graduating from College I woke up. I wished I had gone to college, but oh well, next life I guess. But, I must admit I've had a very interesting life! I was very quiet and shy when I was in high school. Not sure what hit me but I came alive overnight. I am no longer quiet and shy. Also, It's true what they say "Blondes do have more fun" I swear !!! Yep I'm still blonde, no gray!
I WAS married for 15 years and I have two beautiful children to show for it. My daughter Monday is 16 and my son Scott is 14.
I have a wonderful job that I just LOVE!! I install hardware and software and provide technicial support for persons with disabilities.
I never dated when I was in high school. So, I'm making up for lost time. Being single at 45 is a BLAST !! Hope to see you all at our next reunion.
Trivia: I run 2 1/2 miles everyday on my lunch hour. Gosh when I was in high school I couldn't even run around that darn track once. I like getting older!!
Friends: My little brother (Jon Scott) was my best friend and still is.
Hobbies: Running, Jet Ski, Water Ski, Golf. Anything in the great outdoors!
Number children: 2
Kids: I have two very beautiful and talented kids. My daughter (16) is an Artist and a published Writer. Someday you will all see the name "Monday Parker", she will be a famous Poet and Author. My son also writes poems but his hormones are raging right now (14) so he's on break.
Sibling info: Jon Scott (click his name to email him!) and
Steve Scott (contact me).
Alumni in contact: Diana Kendall  
Steven Settles writes:
Bio: Served on active duty in U.S. Navy from 1971 until 1993, retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9). Duty Stations included Attack Squadron 94; USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43); Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island; Naval Activities, Rota, Spain; Office of the Secretary of Defense; Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, DC; Naval Legal Service Office, Mayport, Florida; Naval Legal Service Office, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines; Naval Air Station, Adak, Alaska; and, Naval Technical Training Center Detachment, Lackland AFB, Texas. Military travel also included Republic of Vietnam, Singapore, Hawaii, Japan, Guam, Diego Garcia, France, Germany, Morroco, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Monoco, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Gibralter.
Friends: Roland Young.
Hobbies: Enjoy participating in running events. Have completed 7 marathons (26.2 miles) including marathons in Big Sur, San Antonio, Austin, and Columbus, Ohio.
SOMMER, STEVEN ERIK
Passed away while hunting in Oregon on November 11, 2002 at the age of 50. Loving father of Lisa and grandfather of Karin and Alyssa. Loving
son of Oscar and Norma. Also survived by "His Darlin" Marrianne, brother Greg, sister Kristi, brother in law John and numerous relatives and
friends. Steve was a native of Redding, CA and longtime resident of Sacramento, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was employed as a welder, mechanic and carpenter. Friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, November 15 from 4-8PM and Saturday, November 16 from 9AM-5PM and a funeral service at 10 AM on Sunday, November 17 all at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane.
11/19/02
My sister, Terry (Teel) Ward, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 10th after several years of battling many health problems.
Many will remember Terry as a beautiful free spirit who loved people.  There wasn't anyone that met her that she wouldn't call her friend.  Terry loved spending time in her garden and loved to collect rocks (we dreaded it when she wanted to move because all her rocks had to move with her).  She loved the ocean especially in Santa Cruz and Maui (where her ashes wil be spread) and she loved all kinds of music.  She volunteered for many years at the Memorial Weekend Jazz Festival in Sacramento. 
Terry was never able to have children of her own but she was the Greatest Aunt to her nephews and nieces:  Robert and Amber Rand, Michael and Elizabeth Rand, Paul Johnson, Genny and Danny Azzarello, Bethany and Mark Becker, Peter Johnson, Jeremiah Hilton, Rachel and Eddie Chavez, Joshua Hilton and great nephew and niece, Trevor and Emma Rand.  She also adopted many different types of animals.  She was known as the Cat Lady and the Reptile Lady and contributed to many pet organizations.
We are having a celebration of her life on Saturday, Sep 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Carmichael Baptist Church located on 3210 California Avenue in Carmichael.
Anyone wanting to call me can do so at (916) 783-7305.
Thanks so much, Carolyn (Teel) Rand (73), Patti (Teel) Johnson (75), Peggy (Teel) Hilton (76)
11/22/09
WARD, Terry (Teel)
Age 56, daughter, sister and friend to many went home on the wings of angels into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2009. Terry will be greatly missed by her family, Robert and Donna Teel, Carolyn and Gary Rand-Loyd, Patti and Mike Johnson, Peggy Hilton, Larry Ward, Patric Ontiveros, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and many others. Friends are invited on Sat. Sept. 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Carmichael Baptist Church, 3210 California Ave., Carmichael. Remembrances may be made to Shasta Baptist Church, 6600 Westside Dr., Redding CA 96001.
Published in the The Sacramento Bee on September 13, 2009
Entrepreneur elected to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

San Diego, CA

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy and despite being accepted by fifteen of the best medical schools in the nation, Zachary Wilhoit pursued a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT followed by a MBA from Harvard. He then decided to try his hand at business. It is no surprise that The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has elected this highly successful CEO to its Board of Directors at its 2007 Annual Meeting being held in San Diego, CA.

“I have always had an interest in medicine. I also bring the perspective of a business leader to this field that is faced with complex business issues – from using information technology to manage all types of patient and medical information to understanding the pressures employers confront when trying to provide a high level of healthcare to their employees. I hope to be a resource for the Academy. It is such an honor to serve as the lay member on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors.”

As the CEO of E-TECH LLC – Ethnic Technologies – Mr. Wilhoit has achieved dramatic growth with high levels of quality and customer satisfaction. He is a recognized expert in the field of multicultural initiatives and global diversity. “Specific minority groups are at higher risk for certain diseases and respond differently to the various treatments available. I believe I will be able to help the AAOS Board interpret and understand the differing needs of our growing minority groups, in particular, the Hispanic, African American, Asian and American Indian populations.”

Over more than 30 years, Zack Wilhoit has also volunteered in hospital emergency rooms and has a realistic view of the enormous pressures physicians and our healthcare system face today.

Main priorities for the Academy:
Interpret and help the Board understand state of the art digital IT and its applicability in various medical settings.
Help AAOS correctly influence both business and government decisions.
Help identify issues pro-actively and reach out to all AAOS members and stakeholders.
4/20/08
Roland Young writes:
Bio: After graduation I spent until 76 in and out of college. I ended up at Georgetown Dental School where I graduated Magna cum Laude in 80. I completed Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in 84 in Fresno, CA at what is now called University Medical Center. I reside and practice in Modesto, CA, where my bride of 15 years manages the practice. We have two children, Chaina and Jason.
Trivia: I quit the mormon church to become a Christian. I was born again in 1987.
Friends: Best freinds were Ron Larson, and from class of 72 Shane Poplawski, Jeff Mills, Rick Scott, and from 70 Kevin Brown.
Hobbies: Golf, Boating on Delta, Soccer and Baseball parents,
Number children: 2
Kids: Chaina, attends Modesto JC, works at grocery store, never in trouble, and the best daughter ever. Jason, an 8th grader at Modesto Christian School, heavy into sports and wants to be a football or baseball star. Also a snowboarder.
Gary Zube
Encina class of 1971 passed away on February 24, 2006 of compilations from lung cancer. Gary fought a courageous 3 year battle against this dreaded disease, until the cancer took his life. In 1983 he and his wife Tamara moved to Ventura where Gary worked as a Senior Deputy Investigator for the Ventura County Contractors Board. Returning to Sacramento in 2001 he worked for the State in the Health Services Dept.  until he retired in 2004. He continued his love of playing music which started in grade school and was in bands throughout  Southern California as well as when he returned to Sacramento. Playing many of the areas popular clubs and numerous events at Cal Expo. A service was held at St. Philomenes Church and interment was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Tamara, mother LaVerne, and brother Ed.
Ed Zube Class of 1966

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