Encina High School Class of 1975 homepage

35 Year Reunion

Date: July 10, 2010
Place: Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916-922-4700
Time: 6:00pm-11:30pm
Cost: $60 per person (includes appetizers and dinner) in advance, $80 per person at the door
Format: No host bar and lots of fun
Dress: Smart casual

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton for a group rate of $95 (discount code XCR)

Please RSVP by July 1st, sending the Reunion form and payment to:
Ron Sargis, 4413 Vico Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Make checks payable to Encina High School Class of 1975

Your tickets will be held at the door.

Please include your name, guests name, last name in high school, email address and your mailing address.

Ron Sargis: ronaldsargis@att.net, 916-612-0410
Scott Palmer: spalmer@golyon.com, 916-838-0313


30 Year Reunion

Saturday, September 24, 2005
6:00pm - Midnight

The Dante Club
2330 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA

Music - Food - No Host Cocktails
$55 per person before September 1, 2005
$65 per person after September 1, 2005
Make check payable to "Encina High School Class of 1975"
Contact: Jenny Bender Bittner
Please respond by September 1st!

Mail to:
Jenny Bender Bittner
4425 Berrendo Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864

Reunion contact:  Jenny Bender Bittner

The 1975 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

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

25th reunion
1975 Encinian yearbook

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

1975 Headlines
Headline News:
John Mitchell, H.R. Halderman, & John Ehrlichmann are found guilty of
Watergate cover-up.
Full-scale war resumes in Vietnam; communists victorious.
American merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces; 38 US soldiers
killed in rescue operation.
US Marine Embassy guards, US civilians, & Vietnamese refugee evacuate.
President Ford escapes assassination attempt in Sacramento; second attempt
occurs 17 days later.
Apollo & Suyuz spacecrafts take off for US-Soviet link-up in space.

Entertainment News:
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Grammy Record of the Year (& top song too) - "Love Will Keep Us Together" by
Captain & Tennille
Top movie - "Jaws"
Top TV show - All in the Family
"Saturday Night Live" premiers on NBC

Sports News:
Super Bowl - Pittsburg Steelers d. Minnesota Vikings (16-6)
World Series - Cincinnati Reds d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
NBA Championship - Golden State Warriers d. Washington Bullets (4-0)

Trivia News:
VCR's are developed.


Donald Phillip Bright
Donald Phillip Bright, age 61, of Sacramento, California, died Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018, surrounded by his family in his beloved home. Born September 28, 1957, in Sacramento, he was the son of the late Lloyd Vern Bright and Leona Ramona Bright. Donald was a respected member of the Masonic brotherhood. A recipient of the Hiram award and during his transition from Demolay to Mason, he obtained the Chevalier Degree. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing poker online and shooting at the range. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Susan Gail Bright; along with two children; Richard Phillip Bright and Crystal Lavon Bright of Wichita Falls TX and Amanda Gail Self and Joshua Everette Self of Sacramento; and four grandchildren: Nicholas Richard Moore, age 11; Jason Nathaniel Self, age 6; Jasmine Gail Self, age 5; and Zoey Lavon Bright, age 2. He was very proud of his grandchildren. There will be a viewing for anyone not able to go to the funeral on Thursday, Dec. 27th, at 6pm to 8pm. Memorial services for Donald Bright will be held at Sierra View Funeral Chapel at 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael, CA 95608 on Dec. 28th at 1pm. A private burial will follow. [Published in The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 22, 2018]
NISHIMOTO, Mark Yoshio
Passed away in Carmichael on October 21, 2014. Devoted son of Yoshi Nishimoto; beloved husband of Marci Nishimoto; dear brother of Alan and Diane Nishimoto, Carol Nishimoto and partner John Costa, J. Nishimoto and partner Ben Shelton; stepfather of Sharlyn and Justin Schumaker; grandfather of Sean Wilkinson, Conner Wilkinson, and James Schumaker. He was preceded in death by his mother Toshiko Nishimoto and sister Sharon Makino. He was born in Auburn, CA and lived in Carmichael. He devoted many years working with Laboratory Corporation of America. He was 57 years of age. Friends and family are welcome for services Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11 AM at the Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Road, Loomis, CA 95663. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make remembrances in his name to your favorite animal rescue organization. [Sacramento Bee, 10-26-14] 
GRISHAM, Ralph Vincent
Born May 21, 1956 in Palo Alto, CA. Now in Heaven with Jesus as of Nov. 3, 2011. Visitation will be held on Nov. 11, 2011 from 10am-1pm. Funeral service held at 1pm. Both held at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park - 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838. Floral tributes encouraged. Published in The Sacramento Bee on November 9, 2011 
BLAS, Allan J.
In Roseville on December 19, 2010. Age 54. Born in Sacramento on May 28, 1956. Resident of Roseville. Survived by loving companion Cindy Holmes, father Anthony J. Blas, son Troy Allen of Roseville; siblings, Michael W. Blas of Santa Cruz, Kenneth M. Blas (Susan) of Sacramento and Toni E. Moots (Clark) of Grass Valley; 4 nephews, 2 nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his mother Lucy Belle Blas. Worked in construction. He was a fisherman, hunter and jack-of-all-trades. Celebration of Life on Sunday Dec. 26, 2010 at 1:00pm at COCHRANE'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, 103 Lincoln St, Roseville, CA. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 22, 2010
Mikel Greathouse writes:
Occupation: Carpenter, Builder
Spouse: Kathy
Children/grandchildren: To many to list
SinceGraduation: Building, but now I am teaching the Haitian man how to build with wood
Trivia: I solved the Riemann conjecture. No one knows yet but you guys and as I love you all very much I thought you all should be the first to know.
Go team!!Ya Hu Class of 75
BestFriends: Sorry if I spell your names wrong, but I am dyslexic something I tried to hide ;Kiss Dylene Waybright, Michael Ketcherside, Paul Bean , John Bernstien,Elenor Esparsa( Sure I srewed that one up) Mike Belky , Miles Richmond , Tim Erickson Leslie Erickson, Barbra DeVere (don't hurt me
dear) Cindy Sarmento( I still want you. You owe me a kiss from the 6th grade, Don't tell my wife)and all the rest of you I didn't mention you know who you are I love you very much and thank you for being my friends Chris shoot your last name escapes me right now you too. Bill Bill Bill you thought I forgot you Brother. Baron Chapman I love you too if you are still around.
Hobbies: Guitar playing, Harmonica, Fishing, Killing animals and eating them . Thinking out loud, Telling City Councils where to shove it.
Participating in neighborhood council ( Franklin to the Fort if you want to
google) Helping Haiti become great again
Kids: The next rulers of the world. Long live Akhenoton Pharaoh!!
GradeSchool: Greer
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Mr. Knurr ( God I hope I spelled that right) my music man!!
FavoriteMemory: Larry Anderson sweeping the floor at half time
Stories: What was that guys name who played chess blindfold and beat me every day except the last day of school in 74 when he had to take his blindfold off and turn around and play serious chess knowing I had him beat hands down and wiggled out of the game saying we have to call it a draw because I have to leave and catch my bus but when he left he went out to the parking lot instead of going to the buses. That guy was smart . Nice guy too
Comments: It was fun you holligans
DOBSON, Kenneth J.
May 6, 1957 - Jan. 14, 2010
Taken early from those who loved him, Kenny was a warm and outgoing man who faced many challenges. He was an avid audiophile and electronics buff, who also enjoyed the camping life. He had found a new spirituality later in life which gave him great satisfaction. He will be missed by his loving companion Carol McCrackin, brother Gil, and all who knew him. Welcomed into heaven by his mother and father Alice and Gilman Dobson, brother Thomas, and aunt Bert. Services were on St. Mary's Cemetery. Published in the The Sacramento Bee on January 29, 2010
ARGENZIA, Angela Alonzo
(1957-2009) Angela Suzanne was born in Los Angeles and has resided in the Sacramento region since 1974, graduating from Encina High School in 1975, where she excelled in German and business. She recently retired from full-time work at ASI, Inc. and became a manicurist. Angela enlarged her circle of family when she met Dave Argenzia in 1993 and married him in 1995. She delighted in Dave's children Karen and her husband John, Lisa and her fiance Mike Dutro, and David Jr.; his grandchildren Amanda, Angela, Taylor, Brittany, and Michael; and his two great-children Alena and Alexia. Angela loved sewing and scrapbooking. Halloween was Angela's second favorite holiday, the first being Christmas with a dozen or so themed trees throughout the house. Much of her artistic inspiration came from the many trips she and Dave shared over the years. Besides her loving husband, Angela is also survived by her mother Suzanne Heltzel; her older sister Gorgiana Alonzo and her husband Ken Wyman; her younger sister Cristi Alonzo Murray and her husband Ed, and her nephew Parker, and her niece Blaire. No formal services will be held, and a celebration of her life is being arranged.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on September 16, 2009
Valerie Walker wrote:
Occupation: Staff Development Coordinator, Registered Nurse, Houchin Community Blood Bank
Spouse: Michael Hummel
Children/grandchildren: Josh 30, Jake 29, Micah 26, Lindsay 21, Hannah 21, Timothy 20, Autumn 10
SinceGraduation: Raising kids and working...
Trivia: I love to renovate my 82 year old home.
BestFriends: Mostly the FFA/Aggie Gang--Jody Lopez, Wendy Williams, Joanne Hardy, John Zimmerman, Debbie Nesbitt.
Hobbies: Gardening and Grandchildren
Kids: Seven kids (listed above) and waiting for our 7th grandchild to be born--due any day.
Collin 15, Cody 11, Joshua 9, Aleena 9, Aiden 2, Chloe 1, and soon Mikaelah...
MemorableTeachers: Mr Brodnansky!! He was the bestest ever!
FavoriteMemory: FFA and Sophmore year Pep E Club, Homecoming, Floats, OH MY!!
Siblings: Justin Walker (1977)
MERLO, Karen Sue Garrison
Born on January 14, 1957, died peacefully on July 25, 2009. She is survived by her husband Scott, children Robin, Jesse, Jay and Alison, parents Ardelle, Lee, Nancy and Leroy, sisters Kaye and Kathy, brother Toby, and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, on August 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society . Published in the The Sacramento Bee on 7/30/2009
Orange County Register, August 15, 2006
Werihof, Eric Bruce, 49 of San Clemente, CA, died of complications at South Coast Memorial Center in Laguna Beach on July 20, 2006. He was the director of Gladewell Laporatory located in Newport Beach. He is survived by his twin brother Michael and his wife Denise of Huntington Beach, his mother Marilyn of Lake Forrest, his daughters Kate and Kristen of Mission Viejo, sister Karen and brother Richard of Denver, Colorado, and nephew Deryk who worked with him his last year and a half. Eric was born and raised in CA his entire life and moved to Orange County in 1978. He was buried at sea on Aug. 12th with his family present. The memorial service was held in Santa Ana at the home of a dear friend Michael and Josephine Pinato on Aug. 10, 2006.

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - December 2, 1991

A memorial service will be held Wednesday in California for Nancy Trowbridge Stewart of Vancouver, Wash. She died Friday of cancer in a Portland hospital. She was 34.

She was born Aug. 21, 1957, in Sacramento, Calif. She graduated from Encina High School in Sacramento and from Sacramento State University in 1979. She taught kindergarten in Manteca, Calif., from 1979 until 1987.

On June 27, 1987, she married David. H. Stewart in Carmichael, Calif. The couple moved to Corvallis, where Mrs. Stewart worked as a substitute teacher. She also volunteered as a teacher at Old Mill School in Corvallis. In 1990, the couple moved to Vancouver, where she worked as a substitute teacher.

She was a member of the greater Portland chapter of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, an advocacy group for breast cancer patients.

She is survived by her husband; her parents, Wilbur and Sarah Trowbridge of Sacramento; and a sister, Susan B. Wohle of Manteca, Calif.

The service will be at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Manteca, Calif.

The family asks that remembrances be made to the greater Portland chapter of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, in care of Sharon Jones, 16175 N.W. Spyglass Drive, Beaverton 97006.
Garth Charles Mower

Garth Charles Mower, a sixth generation Californian, descendent of an early pioneer family and longtime resident of the Peninsula died on April 22, 2008, at age 50.

Garth was born July 23, 1957 in Sacramento and attended Jesuit High School in Sacramento. In 1974, Garth was selected as a Youth Exchange Ambassador by Rotary International and began his lifetime passion for Japanese culture and language. He completed his senior year of study at Wakamatsu Senior High School in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Garth entered Stanford University in 1975, and in 1978 enrolled in the Stanford Program at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. As a keen and astute observer of international politics, Garth completed graduate level courses in political science and economics and specialized in Post-World War II Japanese economic policy.

Upon his return from Japan, he graduated in 1979 with his Bachelor's Degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford.

Garth utilized his debating skills and natural tenacity when he entered the world of international marketing in 1980 at Syva Corporation, a division of Syntex Diagnostic in Palo Alto. In 1981, he returned to Tokyo as a Liaison Officer for a joint venture of DaiSyva and Daiichi Chemical.

Garth traveled extensively throughout the world in his positions as Director of International Marketing and Sales, for MAST Immunosystems, and later at VISX, Inc.

Garth was on leave from his position as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at VMT, a Division of Hoya Surgical Optics in San Diego, in order to return to his home in Redwood City for cancer treatment.

Garth is survived by his life partner of 26 years, Stephen Rico, his parents C. Arthur and Ann Mower, and his uncles Jack H. Mower and John Pedlar. He was preceded in death by his sister Claire Ann Mower.

Garth's family would like to warmly thank Pam, Phyllis, and Jade of Sutter VNA & Hospice and Nu Nu and Vika his home caregivers for the care they lovingly provided.

Garth's many friends from around the world sent messages of love and concern; he was a voracious reader and his smile upon reading them spoke volumes. One of Garth's very special friends, Patty, wrote, "Everyday, I will miss Garth. I will miss Garth's worldliness, his gentle sophistication, his rapier-like wit, his quick smile and compassion for the world's underdogs. I especially savor the memory of the dinners I enjoyed with him and his Japanese clients. The conversation, the camaraderie, the food, and of course the "adult beverages". "Kampai, Garth."

At Garth's request a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Garth's name may be made to: Sutter VNA and Hospice, 700 S. Claremont St., Ste. 220, San Mateo, CA 94402, or the charity of your choice.
Published in the Sacramento Bee from 4/27/2008 - 4/28/2008.
On October 26, 2006, after a long and often difficult struggle with leukemia, while wrapped in the warm embrace of loved ones and God, Michael Williams broke free of the bonds of the world and entered into perfect grace.  Born in Sacramento on Dec. 17, 1956, a gifted baseball player, a formidable ping-pong player and more recently an avid golfer.  He spent most sunny days golfing with good friends Rocky Wilkerson, Kevin Joyce and Jack Robinson.  Preceded in death by his father Bob Williams. Survived by loving and devoted wife, Lyndzee, mother Rita Alicia Hernandez, brother Thomas and sisters Janis and Alisa.  Extended family, of loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends too numerous to name them all, but he always held them close to his heart. Mike will be greatly missed by the Raya family, who thought of Mike as a brother and wish to express their sympathy.  Memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at 2:00 PM at NORTH SACRAMENTO FUNERAL HOME, 725 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA.
Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Jan Heintz writes:
Occupation: FedEx International customer service.. 25 years with the company!
Bio: Joined the Navy Sept '75, schooling in Aviation Electronics, Memphis TN. Spent the rest of my 4 years assigned to NAS Alameda.  Met my ex there, married '77.  Had the kids.. attended CRC for architectural & landscape design.. but decided my family was my career & switched to business.  Hired on with FedEx in '83 .. customer service, courier, big-rig driver.. and back to customer service.   Went back to school at CSUS in '87 .. full-time student.. 12-17 units.. working 30 hours & raising the 2 kids....  earned my BS in '89.. yup.. did that "super mom" thing... and everyone survived!     Well.. almost... divorced in '95...single & looking ever since.
Trivia: I do nature photography as a hobby & have recently joined the El Dorado Camera Club.
Friends: Nancy White & Mary Ling ... lost contact..  Nancy married Jerry Reed (who I knew from St Ignatius)  and Mary Ling was in Reno last I heard.  Would love to get back in touch with both of them.  Bob Leigh & Tim Bond...  still both in the theatrical industries.. Bob at the Long Beach Playhouse, and Tim (and his son) at Ashland Oregons' Shakespearean Festival. Scotty Polek.. who's now in the fashion industry in New York.
Hobbies: Anything that gets me out in nature for my photography.. mild hiking, camping (with comforts) .. long drives.  I love karaoke..  still the choir geek!
Kids: Christopher 29, has sons Mason 3 & Jacob 18 months Nicole 26, has daughter Hailey 5
Grade_school: St Ignatius
Grade_school_friends: Ginger Tulley, Erin Barbeau, Terri Robichaud
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Janet Carran, Karen Furukama & Wendy Huber.. all went to Rio
Memorable_teachers: The gorgeous Pete Halfman...  who believed that Nancy & I were always working on school "activities".. and our great administrators.. Cliff & Geri Greenwood (their wedding was cool!) who were great friends as well as role models.  I loved having Mr Lowe for
drafting/architectural design class.
Favorite_memory: My best memories are of working on all the activities with Nancy, and getting involved with the Drama group towards the end of Senior year. 
Story:  .. There was Biolgy class... dissecting fetal pigs.. my partner was Tom Johnson... we just couldn't figure out why everybody got so grossed out when we'd eat our ham sandwiches in class.. Mr Summers just sat back & smiled!  heehee.. 
Lois Gluck writes:
children: We are members of the "His, Mine & Hers Club". The two youngest are mine: Matthew,21 & Bobby,24;the next two my husbands:Brandon,25 & Steven,28;the oldest two,hers:Rachel,31 & Gabriel,34.We both wanted a large family & we love them all.We have no children together but we claim them all!!! We also have 8 grandchildren that range in age from 4 months to 8 years old.They keep Grandma running!
Comments: A few months after our wedding,we discovered that Steve had proposed to me in Encina's parking lot 15 years earlier.He was waiting for Carla Sears & I was running interference.He asked me to run off to Reno with him...almost climbed thru the window of that gorgeous black Chevy Impala. Well...Guess it was destined to be:we were married 15 years later! We were both married,divorced previously. We're still together after 17 years. 
Davin Stidger writes: Occupation: Full time musician
Bio: Music, bus driving, music
Trivia: Still married to Cathy Johnson
Friends: David Ottovich, Hillary Cowger (sure I spelled her name wrong), Cindy Felker--best friends. Lost contact with most of them.
Hobbies: Music, Riding Motorcycles, Fishing, Camping, Shopping.
Kids: Two girls and two boys--all grown up and doing well.
Grade_school: Babcock
Junior_high: Corner of wyda way and eathan (?)
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Knurr--Music teacher. He was a musician and pretty funny when he got mad.
Favorite_memory: Meeting my wife Cathy Johnson and falling in love with her. We are still married and moving in a forward direction.
Story: We sure were strange kids huh? My kids did'nt give me the weird trouble that most of us gave our parents. Encina was just a strange time for me. I loved most everyone at Encina (did'nt show it), and really enjoyed those times eating lunch in the music room.
Leslie Lundberg writes:
Occupation: Vice President, Human Resources
Bio: Went to Berkeley for undergraduate and then on to get my master's degree in Wisconsin. Have focused on my career and have moved all over the country,Florida, Colorado, Los Angeles and am now back in Bay Area from Colorado.Currently am corporate VP of a Fortune 500 company. Got
married along the way and he still puts up with me.
Trivia: Same weight and hair as in high school. Not sure if that is good or bad.
Friends: Sandy Lundell but did hear from her recently. My mom has run into Katie Grebitus and I do remember all the kids from Sierra Oaks. Looking back on high school, understand how tough being a teenager can be so wasn't as in touch with folks then. Woudl love to catch up with Jenny Bender, Lisa Churches etc. Also had the biggest crush on a guy who left after fresman year, Dan Wright?
Hobbies: Discovered the outdoors and climbed 8 mountains over 14,000 feet with 48 to go. Discovered the joy of driving fast (don't tell anyone) and speed in my red porsche. Love sea kayaking and hiking and cross country skiing.
Kids: none
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Jenny Bender, Katie Grebitus, Julie Quirk, Jay Michaels
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Ms. Kojima, young, hip and related to her students. Also saw your potential and pushed you to pursue it.
David Walter Watkins
Born November 12, 1956 in Sacramento, CA, he crossed over to the other side on April 2, 2007. He is survived by his father and step mother, Richard W. Watkins & Ida Litell of Sacramento; mother and step father, Katie & Robert Sherwood of Nevada City; sisters Carrie Sweeney and Dorie Low; and beloved nieces, Kristin and Jamie Sweeney and Katie Lubiens. David attended Encina High School and was a graduate of Heald Business College. He spent many years in the computer industry in Sunnyvale, CA and enjoyed computers, cars, motorcycles and mechanics. All friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Davids's life at 1:00 p.m. on April 14, 2007 at 2925 Wendi Lee Court in Carmichael. David will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Robert Anthony Bingham
Obituary: Bingham was charismatic, gifted athlete By Robert D. Dávila -- Bee Staff Writer Published 12:01 am PDT Saturday, July 8, 2006 Story appeared in Metro section, Page B5

Robert "Bobby" Bingham escaped his adolescent insecurities by excelling in sports and joining the Army after graduating from Encina High School. He returned to Encina after the military as a basketball and football coach, earning a reputation as a tough but fair leader who pushed players to work hard and do their best. He also was a mentor and friend, offering a ride home, an ear to listen or a word of fatherly advice he never received after his parents divorced when he was 8 years old.

"His door was always open, and his phone number was always available," said Robert Bailey, a varsity football player who graduated from Encina in 1981. "I loved him as a coach and a friend."

Mr. Bingham died June 28 at his Sacramento home after a 2 1/2-year battle with a rare type of testicular cancer, said his wife, Annette Henke Bingham. He was 49.

Friends recalled a confident, charismatic man and gifted athlete who never lost his competitive edge, often beating younger players in pickup basketball contests. He was also a loving husband and father of two young children, a prolific poet who scribbled verses on scraps of paper and a caring teacher who encouraged young people to believe in themselves and succeed.

He was an enthusiastic volunteer at Leonardo da Vinci School, working in the classroom and driving on field trips. But his favorite activity was "yard duty," where he jumped, ran and played games with dozens of adoring children at recess.

"Most of us moms would stand back keeping an eye on the playground, and he'd be out there in the middle of all the kids," school parent Diane Forrest said. "He was so enthusiastic and really interacted with the kids."

Mr. Bingham was born in 1957 in Portland, Ore., and grew up in Carmichael.
He never knew his biological father and rarely saw his adopted father after a divorce and military career took him away, his wife said.

Troubled at home, he turned his energy to sports at Encina High School, where he excelled at baseball, basketball and football. He graduated in 1975 and joined the Army, serving three years and playing for his unit's basketball team in Germany.

He returned to Encina High School as an assistant coach and head coach from
1978 to 1989 before coaching at Rio Americano High School from 1990 to 1992.
He was a mentor to all his students but reached out especially to boys without fathers.

"The things you miss as a child are often the things you strive for as an adult," said Greg Grant, a longtime friend. "Bob wanted to give young people something he didn't have."

Meanwhile, Mr. Bingham attended California State University, Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in neuromuscular physiology. He worked as a Yolo County environmental health specialist until poor health led him to retire in 2004.

He continued to volunteer at Leonardo da Vinci School while receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Although his body was weakened, his head was bald and he used a wheelchair, the children never saw him differently.

"They never looked sad or scared," his wife said. "He wasn't tragic to them, because he always gave them hope."

Robert 'Bobby' Bingham
Born: March 8, 1957
Died: June 28, 2006
Remembered for: Coach and mentor at Encina High School and Rio Americano High School; active parent volunteer at Leonardo da Vinci School Survived by: Wife, Annette Henke Bingham of Sacramento; daughter, Gianna Bingham of Sacramento; son, Alec Bingham of Sacramento; mother, Audrey Mistretta of Sacramento; father, Chuck Bingham of Texas; sister, Debbie Bingham of Texas Memorial services: Celebration of life, 3 p.m. Sunday at Encina High School gym, 1400 Bell St., Sacramento; followed by reception at Turn Verein Hall,
3349 J St., Sacramento
Remembrances: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert Bingham Memorial Fund, Golden 1 Credit Union, P.O. Box 15966, Sacramento, CA
Marilyn Moll
Sacramento Bee, November 1, 2000
Marilyn passed away peacefully in Sacramento, CA, on October 29, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 18, 1957 in Sacramento, Marilyn is the beloved mother of Damon Finch and Jamie Crowell. She is survived by her children; mother Sonja Moll; father Rudy Moll and wife Mady; sister Maureen Ellis and husband Bill, step-sister Gisa Emeterio and husband Mark; brother Andy Van Omen; grandson Tre Vaughn; fiance Randy Davies, two nieces, and five
To all that knew her loving ways and generous heart, she will be greatly missed.
Friends are welcome for visitation Thursday, November 2, 2000 from 4-7 PM, followed by a Catholic Rosary at Lombard and Co. Funeral Home, 1550 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento. A Catholic Mass will be held on Friday, November 3, 2000, at 10:30 AM at St. Ignatius Church, 3235 Arden Way,
Sacramento. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, 6700 21st Avenue, Sacramento.
Roger Vaughan writes:
Occupation: I'm in management with White Cap construction a division of Home Depot Supply.  I've been in this industry for 25 years.
Bio: After school I worked summers for CDF and I went 2 years to JC college and then went to work for A-Y Supply.  25 years later I'm still working for the same company (with a new name after a couple of aquisitions).  Along the way I met and married my wife Rhonda.  We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Our lives are full and busy.  After staying home with the children for 15 years my wife recently returned to work.  My son just got his first job at Bel Air and my daughter is learning how to drive. 
Trivia: The most interesting piece of trivia about my life since graduation is:  I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord & Savior in July 1994. My life has changed for the better.
Friends: Best Friends:  Steve LaMothe, Craig Zimmerman. I haven't kept in contact with classmates.
Hobbies: I enjoy all sports.  I still play recreational softball & basketball.  I've had season tickets to the Kings since they came to Sacramento.  I wish I had more time to play golf.  My wife convinces me to go camping every now and then or get away to the beach.  Our family also likes Cruising & we love to go to Disneyland especially around Christmas.
Kids: Jennifer Gonzalez 29, Randall Vaughan 17, Sarah Vaughan 16. Grandchildren: Noah 9, Rachel 6, Imogen 4, Constance 2, Abigail Newborn
My oldest daughter, Jennifer, is married and has 5 children.  My 2 younger children are still in high school.  My son will graduate in June 06 and my daughter in June 07.  My daughter is an accomplished clarinet player and good student.  My son is constantly on the go in his little 89' Dodge Colt and he's almost gotten as tall as me.  He's about 6'5" and as skinny as most of you would remember me.  He can almost beat me at golf - that's why I usually keep score.
Grade_school: I attended Mark Twain Elementary School
Junior_high: Peter Lassen Junior High School & Howe Ave Elementary
Junior_high_friends: Jeff Frei, Robert's twins
Memorable_teachers: Ms. McGuire - English memorable ... for being enthusiastic Mr. Kieran - Business Machines  memorable ... for teaching me common business sense
Favorite_memory: Winning a basketball game.  Encina vs. Mira Loma score was 8 to 6 (including overtime).  Having to be escorted out of the gym
because of Mira Loma's irrate fans.  Exciting stuff!!!  Thank you Coach Jarvis.
Story: No - I've blathered on too long already.
Sacramento Bee, May 31, 2002
Maryellen Skeels Fleury
Died on May 27, 2002 from a bilateral pulmonary embolism at age 44. A 7-year resident of Orange County, CA. She was an employee of the CPA/Department of Consumer Affairs. Mrs. Fleury is survived by her husband Patrick J. Fleury; sons Brandon and Nathan Fleury; father Merrell Skeels; and mother- and father-in-law Rosalie and Robert Fleury of Green Bay, WI. Visitation will be from 12 Noon to 2 PM on Sataurday, June 1, 2002, followed at 2 PM by services, both at Saddleback Chapel in Tustin, CA. Burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange County.
Russell McConnell writes:
Occupation: maintance man at feather falls casino for about 2 years. worked 20 years at lousiana saw mill. all in oroville
Bio: well, we rasied our children . i fish and deer hunt. still drinking beer!!!!
Friends: baron chapman havent seen for ever. and debbie -mike starr. just her on this site.
Hobbies: drinking, fishing,hunting and family
Kids: cheryl-28 sheri-26 stacy-25 elizabeth-23
grandchildren alex-9 allison-7 jacbo-3 josh-1 linus-10 months lorianna -7 months and one more due in feb.2004
all my kids are grown and now have their own families. cheryl is married with 2 boys. sheri has 1 boy and works at the casino with her dad. stacy is married and has 1 girl. works at the other casino in our town with her mother.elizabeth has 1 girl and 1 boy and 1 on the way. she works at the bank. and not yet married, but all her children have the same dad.

cherly , married. just added  a little girl to her family. jake 5years, josh 4 years, mallory 6 months.
sheri mcconnell . has added to her family also she had a girl named her jayden she is also 6 months. she a son who 10 years his name is alex. stacy has 2 girls , loriann 2years and reann 8 months. elizabeth has allison who 8 yearsm linus 2 years, sarah 1 year.
STARR, Debra LaMothe Born in Sacramento, CA June 13, 1957 entered into the arms of our Heavenly Father March 4, 2005. Deb graduated From Encina High school in 1975. Loving wife of Michael for 27 1/2 yrs., incredible and caring mother of Jason 17 and Jessica 13. Precious daughter of Senova and (Bill deceased) LaMothe. Best Sister of Kimberly Pasley and Steven (Lori) LaMothe. Sister-in-Law to Saundra (Edward) Garbolino, Maureen (Jim) Johnson, and Dennis Starr. Special Aunt of 7 Nieces and 9 Nephews. Exceptional and devoted friend to many who were fortunate to have had Deb touch their lives. Deb will forever shine in our hearts. Memorial Services will be held Sat. March 12, 2005 at Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Pleasant Grove Community Church or charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses 103 Lincoln St., Roseville, CA 95678 (916)783-7171 FD-305. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 3/10/2005. I am Michael P. Starr husband to the late Debbie LaMothe Starr. Her classmates can e-mail her at the following address if you can post this for them?
I went to Encina my freshman year also and my e-mail address is MikeS369@AOL.com if someone wants to e-mail me about Debbie they can.
In loving memory of Michael Joseph Phelan, born May 29, 1956, a native to Sacramento. He died from an accidental death at his residence on February 19, 1999. Michael was the second of six children raised by Dr. Joseph M. Phelan, deceased and Helen Phelan. He is survived by his mother, Helen and two sisters, Michelle and Danielle, as well as three younger brothers William, Jeffery, Matthew, and two nephews Greg Cain and Joey Phelan, and one niece, Becky Cain. Michael's education started at St. Ignatius and later followed at Sierra Oaks, Jonas Salk, and Encina High School. His love and occupation was as a Machinist Mechanic. His skills led him to the restoration of classic and specialty automobiles. Michael enjoyed such hobbies as camping, motor sports, water skiing , music, and attending the symphony seasonally. The Phelan Family would like to give thanks to Michael's friends for their love and support during his short life. Because of his struggle with diabetes, we would ask that any memorials be sent to the Diabetes American Association, 10445 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, CA. Internment private at Calvery.
Passed away in his home May 13, 2004. Rick was a graduate of Encina High School and Sacramento State University. Rick is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Wendt and his father Lloyd Richard Bradhoff. Rick leaves behind many loving friends and his sisters, Lorren Bradhoff James of CO and Lynn Bradhoff Watt of Houston, TX. Family requests all memorials be sent to the Athletic Dept. of the University of CA at Berkeley, or charity of choice. Memorial service and interment will be private. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 5/21/2004.
Born in Sacramento, CA on 9-15-1957, deceased 10-5-2003. Survived by son, Michael Caruthers Jr.; mother, Nita Dunn; father, Lynn Caruthers; sister, Nikki Marie; nephew, Daniel Guerland: and stepbrothers & stepsisters of the Dunn family. We will miss you deeply. We love you and you will always be in our hearts. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Sunday, October 12, 2003, at 2:00pm at the V.F.W. Hall, 3300 "U" Street, North Highlands, CA. Arrangements by Lombard & Company Funeral Directors, 1550 Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 483-3297. 
Born October 17, 1957 in Sacramento, California. Passed away March 28, 2003 after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Gayle; daughter, Lindsay and son, Brian; mother and father, Dale and Sophia Cook; sisters, Cindy Duarte (Don), Jeni Walker (Jim), Kristine Schuster (Chris), Sue Dellinger (Rob) and their children; mother- and father-in-law, John and Carol Alseth and numerous close friends. Graduated from Encina High School, 1975 and from U.C. Davis in Agriculture Economics, 1979. After receiving his education, Steve returned to help run the family business "Cook's Ace Hardware" until his illness interfered. Steve's greatest joys in life were his wife and children to nurture, love, and share in their daily lives and accomplishments. His friendships were deep and intense and cherished forever. His loss will leave a great void in many lives. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 4 at 11:00am at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Mark's Way, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the UCD Hospice or UCD Cancer Center at Davis Medical Center, 3630 Business Drive, Sacramento, CA 95820.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 4/1/2003.
Connie Millliser writes:
Occupation: Litigation specialist
Grade_school: wyda way, howe avenue
Grade_school_friends: wayne carson, becky skaggs, karen eledge, bruce hubbard, don baltzel, leslie bean
Cyndee Felker writes:
Occupation: Retired from City of San Jose
Currently sell artworks made from gourds.
Bio: College and graduate school.
Providing community services for Seniors, disabled and homeless persons.
Play flute in local communtiy orchestra.
Play folk harp in local harp circle.
Hobbies: Music, art and organic gardening
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Takiuchi Chambers and Jeff Stormont.
I would never have survived without english and music.
The Sacramento Bee, June 18, 2002
Lee Ann Anderson Adams
Born on March 2, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Survived by beloved husband Robert Adams, Sr.; stepsons Robert, Jr., Cameron, and Richard (Vacaville); stepdaughter Jennifer Levea (Sacramento); mother Persis Chapple and father William Anderson (Carmichael); siblings Michael Anderson (Palm City, FL), Cherie Anderson (Mill Valley), and Karin Caves; and stepfather Robert Donaldson (Carmichael). Graduated from Sacramento City College and CSU Sacramento, she enjoyed a successful career in personnel work for the counties of Sacramento and Contra Costa. In the latter, she served as Human Resources Manager, much admired for her understanding, skill, and rapport, both with colleagues and staff. Conscientious and attractive with a zest for life, she was especially dedicated to her family. An accomplished horsewoman, she specialized in dressage. Purchased a few years ago, her favorite horse "Mikado" is trained by her friend and teacher Christiana Noelting and friend Robin Connor. Those of us who knew and loved her will miss her affection and animation, which enhanced our lives. Memorials will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 20 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 350 Stinson Ave., Vacaville and at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 22 at the home of her mother and stepfather, 1516 Little Court, Carmichael. Since LeeAnn was very fond of dogs and cats, in addition to horses, a contribution to the SPCA, 6201 Florin Perkins Rd., Sacramento 95828, in memory of LeeAnn, would be an appropriate memorial.
The Coloradoan, June 27, 2001
Kelvin Jones
   Kelvin "K.C." Cory Jones, 44, of Fort Collins, died June 24, 2001, at home. A private family service is being held.
   Kelvin was born Feb. 19, 1957, in Sacramento, Calif., to Leonard Jones, Sr. and Rebecca E. Hensley Jones.
   He moved to Fort Collins in 1984 from Golden. He formerly lived in Utah. He was employed at Colorado State University as a janitor. He enjoyed fishing, art, and woodworking.
   Survivors include his father, a son, Cory J. Jones of Fort Collins; two brothers, Leonard Jones Sr. and Melvin Jones, both of Ogden, Utah; and a sister, Dona Lyn Jones of Auburn, Calif. His mother preceded him in death.
Sacramento Bee, October 10, 2001
   A loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to many passed away on October 4, 2001 at his home in So. Lake Tahoe, CA. He was born on October 9, 1956 in Berkeley, CA, and was a 12-year resident of So. Lake Tahoe. He was a graduate of Encina High School and a veteran of the US Air Force. He was an electrical contractor and a partner in the family business, Performance Products, for 22 years. He was an AMA racer of off-road motorcycles, a snowmobile enthusiast, and an official in the High Sierra Motorcycle Club. He is survived by: parents Charles and Yvonne Joyce of Sacramento, brother Kevin Joyce of Sacramento, brother and sister-in-law Kimberly and Scott Cowen of Virginia, nieces and nephews Lindsey and Jason Joyce, Ryan, Drew, McKenna, and Jordyn Cowen. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights.
The Sacramento Bee, April 22, 1987
  It's been about 10 months since Brad Rankin of Sacramento was buried in a grave in Africa, near the religious outpost he helped build in Malawi. Stricken with malaria, the 29-year-old convert died two days before he was to return home.
  But his death has not ended his family's struggle to deal with his controversial beliefs as a member of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps. Family members say they don't want his death used as propaganda for the group, also known as Free Love Ministries, or his grave to be a monument to beliefs they view as hateful.
  The ministry planned his funeral and buried him in the city of Zomba. A member of the American Consulate said it was a well-attended funeral. The head of the ministry told the family that the training camp will be named in his honor. But none of that matters to his family. They've spent much of the past year trying to get his body exhumed and brought back to Sacramento for burial.
  "I want him home," said his mother, Wanda, as her eyes filled with tears. Now arrangements are being made through the U.S. Department of State to have Rankin's body exhumed and brought home. Most of the details have been worked out, but the family still is arranging to pay the $2,000 fee.
  For two years before his death, Rankin was a member of the militaristic church with an estimated 25 to 50 believers living in a
barracks at 23rd and X streets in Sacramento. The members wear uniforms and are given military rank in their spiritual warfare against the devil and everyday demons they define to include pride, homosexuality and rock 'n' roll music.
  The Rankins and other families say the church has turned their children against them because they don't share the same beliefs. Several parents picketed the church in March. Jim and Lila Green, brigadier generals who lead the ministry, failed to respond to a request from The Bee for an interview.
  Wanda Rankin said she also has lost a daughter, Jacque Johnson, to the ministry. She said Johnson, who joined the group a couple of years before her brother, won't have anything to do with the family. She said the family has had only one glimpse of her since February.
  The ministry's publication called Battle Cry contained a special tribute to Rankin after his death on June 18, 1986. The cover showed a drawing of a soldier playing a bugle and written underneath, "Soldiers Die in Battle!"
  "We buried Lt. Rankin on the land where the training center is being built. As the work there is in its foundation stages, there he lies as the living foundation on which God's work there will grow, the foundation of laying down our lives for the purposes of Christ," a captain said.
  The Rankins don't want anyone else following their son's example. They don't want Brad Rankin's death to be used to attract others to the church. "They (church leaders) want him there as a martyr," said Karen Brashear, another sister. "All we want is to get him home, bury him and get on with our lives. We haven't been able to do that."
  The family said they never agreed to have him buried in Africa. Rankin's mother didn't even know he was sick when her daughter called to say he was dead. Wanda Rankin said Jacque Johnson hurried her to make a decision on the disposition of Rankin's body. She said she thought at first that her son would want to be buried there. But, before she made a decision, she said, the ministry buried her son.
  The grief has not been suffered and forgotten. "Ours is still pending," said Rankin's mother.
  At first, Rankin's family were not too disturbed by his new-found brand of Christianity. Three years ago, he had a problem with alcohol and had been arrested twice for drinking and driving. In his testimony in a Battle Cry issue, Rankin described his lifestyle. "I was so wound up with drugs, alcohol, rock and roll music and women that I thought that's what life was all about, to have a good time and make the best of it here on earth." Rankin had the "demons" of alcohol pulled from him and he became a "true Christian," according to his co-religionists.
  "I'd always sit down and listen to him," said his mother. "He was talking about Satan. He was always talking about the devil."
  Brashear, who attended a service with their mother, said, "Nothing was love. Nothing was forgiveness. Everything was sad, the end of the world coming."
Dan Worley writes:
homepage: www.dworley.com
Occupation: IT Support Manager
Bio: I Went into the Marine Corps right after school to get training in electronics. The school was located in Memphis Tenn and took about 9 months. The Following three years were spent in Yuma Arizona. I got married twice there the first one lasted about 3 months, then the next lasted 6 years.  After my four years in the military were up I moved the family to Bakersfield so that my phone bill would go down (My Wife's family lived there) and ended up staying 21 years. The first couple of years I worked a few different jobs doing electronic repair then in 1980 I hired on with Pacific Bell doing two way radio and mountian top Microwave repeater repair.  The second marriage failed in 1985 and I found myself being a weekend dad to my three daughters. the breakup was pretty rough for the first year but I had time to get some things straightened up in my life.  I had Joined the LDS (Mormon) church in 1978 but did not really particapate untill 1986.   that was a major change for the better!  Shawna and I met in 1989 and were married that june.  She is a terrific mom, wife and my best friend.  We addoped a daughter in 1994 so there is a big differance in age between the older girls and the little one.  I must say that there is a differance having a little child at an older age.  I have learned a lot, I have a lot more patenice than the first time through.   We have been very fortunate with the kids so far,  Marci (25) has been married now for seven years.  Becky (22) has been married for 2 years.  Lindsey (19) is just out on her own now and learning more about life.  They all are really good girls and it has been interesting for me to learn how to let the parent child relationship change when they grow up and leave. Carey (6)is just an adorable little girl who is growing up to fast.  In September 1999 a job transfer became available to Sacramento, so we are now living in Elk Grove.  I am providing State wide Computer support for the district I am assigned to.  Quite a big change from Mountain top Radio sites. So far We have really enjoyed being here but who knows wht the future will bring.
Tom Allen writes:
Occupation: Safety Engineer
Bio: OK...here we go...the abridged version.  I spent about 16 years on and off the road in the music industry. Early on as a musician, until I discovered the concept of regular meals. After that, I worked primarily as an audio engineer. I now have a real job working in the public sector (quasi-government), and have been doing so for about 10 years.  I continue to live in Sacramento.  I have two great sons, far to many ex-wives, my health, and no complaints.
 Drop me a line if my actions as a teenager didn't offend you for life.  If they did...I SINCERELY APOLOGIZE.  I was a testosterone driven punk who wanted to be a rock star.  Eventually these ideals were replaced by the cold harsh reality of living in a band house where "Cup-O-Noodles" is considered a food group.
Trivia: From a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.  I have transformed myself from a high-strung, left wing, hyperactive teen. To a high strung, right wing, hyperactive middle-aged man.  Isn't time an amazing thing (please don't take this too seriously)?
Friends: Paul Bean, Dalene Waybright, Cindy Felker
Hobbies: Bicycling, Flying.
Kids: Two GREAT sons. The oldest one is 16, in ROTC, and headed for a military aviation career (a family tradition that skipped a generation).  The second one is a perfect 4 year old (going on 20), who is far too much like me... he's my fountain of youth at 40 something...and I wouldn't change him for the world.
Grade_school: Wyda Way / St. Philomene's
Grade_school_friends: Chuck Whitlock, Michael Siverling
Junior_high: Waldorf/Valley Vista
Junior_high_friends: Paul Bean
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Lawrence - Creative Writing. It was like magic...he could pour a cup of coffee from his thermos, see who was late for class, and never (I mean never)did he once look up from his newspaper.
Mr. Wilde - Drama.  Because no matter how gruff he acted...we always new it was a show.
Favorite_memory: Mr. Sears talking to me like a real person when he realized that I had actually cut P.E. for the whole semester, and spent the time in the library watching the "Watergate Hearings". The latter explains how I made it for so long without getting caught.  I imagine the note sent back on my grade report from coach Schwartz was something like...Tom Who?  He (Mr. Sears)was actually very cool...I thought he was going to skin me alive.
Story: The look on Mr. Sears face when Paul Bean lit his coat pocket on fire with a cigarette.  He just kept on chatting with us as the smoke billowed out of Paul's lambs wool lined pocket.  I think he was so busy trying not to laugh that he just sent us on to class.  I can only imagine how many times he must have told that story to his buddies.  (SORRY PAUL)
Sibling_info: John Allen 1969
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Valerie Walker writes:
Occupation: Research Associate, Registered Nurse, Mom
Bio: I did some schooling at Cosumnes River in my late teens, but spent most of my 20's and 30's raising 4 kids.  In 1986 I went back to school.  It took a while going part-time, but I graduated in 1992 with my nursing degree.  I worked a few years in the birthing unit, while pursuing my degree in anthropology.  I am about to finish my MA in athropology.  I applied to 4
graduate schools, wanting to get my PhD, but with impacted programs, I was not accepted.   For the past 8 years I have focused on graduate school, so not getting in was a major blow.  I finally accepted that God was not ready for me to take this step.   I have a new and exciting job in social research. My title at the new job is "Research Associate."  What we do most often is program evaluation.   When county agencies or school districts get a grant (say for $100,000) they tell the grantors that they will provide such-and-such services.  The grantors expect that they will spend a small portion of the grant on evaluation and they have to supply the grantors with a report on what services they provided and how well they met their goals on a yearly basis. Sometimes they give this task to some internal person, but most often they contract with a private company, like us, to do the work.  We have a good reputation.   We are know as the "friendly evaluators."  We try to make our evaluations helpful so they can make their programs the best they can be. It is different and fun, but stressful too.
Friends: I was in love with Joe Montoya and Brian Pearson.  I later hung out a lot with the FFA gang--Jody Lopez, John Zimmerman, Joanne Hardy.  But I spent good times with Lisa Churches, Julie Tepsich, Jenny Bender
Kids: Josh is now 22, Jake is 20, Micah is 18, and Hannah is 12.  Josh has 3 kids (yes, I am a nana!).  Jake is going to college and lives with me. Micah lives with his dad in Sutter Creek and is graduating from HS this year.  Hannah is in 7th grade, a great student, and cheerleader.
Memorable_teachers: Mr Brodnansky (agriculture)!!  God, he was the greatest. Talk about letting us get away with murder.  He was so fun.  Also, I loved Kent Summers (biology)
Favorite_memory: Homecoming in '73 or '74.  We had a great float and a nice dance.   I loved it!
Heard_about_website_from: webmaster
Janet Powell writes:
Occupation: Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice, Huntsville, TX
Bio: I left Sacramento for Alaska in 1981 to work for Sohio Oil Company in Prudhoe Bay.   That was an interesting experience, to say the least!  Met my husband, Ed, there and moved back to the Bay Area.  Three children later (and relocations to Baltimore, Pleasanton, and Laguna Niguel) we landed in Houston Texas where I completed my PhD in Criminal Justice (1997).  I'm  now an Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and lovin' it.   My research takes me into the numerous prisons scattered through out TX where I examine the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment on inmates, among other topics.
Friends: Friends:  Linda Starnes, Cindy Sarmento, Marcelle Pratt, Mindy Dunnigan.   I'm happy to say that I am still in touch with these good friends, even after all these years!!
Kids: Three great kids  (16, 14, 13 yrs)
Grade_school_friends: Seems like I went to High School with all of the same kids from Greer School (grade school)!!!!!!!
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Wilde was absolutely fantastic and way ahead of his time!!!   He gave me the courage and self-confidence to realize I could do anything I put my mind to. He and his late wife, Neva, attended our wedding in Pleasanton, CA in 1983 and send us Christmas cards every year!
Favorite_memory: Playing Anne Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker".
Sibling_info: Barbara J. Powell (Murphy) and Dian F. Powell (Koelzer)
Alumni_in_contact: Cindy Sarmento, Linda Starnes, Marcelle Pratt
Kate Grebitus writes:
Occupation: Creative and Healing Arts/Integrative Massage Therapist
Bio: My life seems to be a winding road of constant exploration. I remember telling Cindy LaCornu in high school that I felt that the older we get the faster time seems to travel...I did not take physics, however, I'd like the time piece to slow down a bit so I can linger at some of the amazing times/places/experiences I hold close to me.
The UC system educated me, Art school showed me how to look at the world through creative eyes, Massage school set me FREE! Changing my focus to "Creative Wellness" has exposed me to so many wonderful and diverse people. Working with children in the hospitals, whether it be art therapy or face painting keeps my spirit young. Don't ever underestimate the power of a smile, giggle or the warm hand of kindness...it can restore Hope when all else seems lost. This road has not been easy, yet to describe it as "Rewarding" is such an understatement.
I am currently involved in medical education, fundraising & advocacy for those with chronic illnesses. I am attempting to bring the first public "multi-positional" Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center in Northern CA to Sacramento. I find it amazing that one of the most powerful healing agents is OXYGEN...it is truly a miracle to see the healing take place. If anyone wants to help...give me a ring (I'm in the book) or e-mail!!
As Jay Michael's kids say I'm "Miss" Grebitus. Some day I hope that will change, until then I'm experiencing life from a wonderful perspective. I am still "ART Auntie" to ten nieces and nephews (the oldest is jsut shy of 21 & the youngest is 4...all growing up way too fast). It is so much fun to answer their questions and help guide them as they find their own SELF...I can easily see and feel why teaching is so rewarding. 
Friends: My friends from way back... Mindy Coupe, Jane McKee, Cindy LaCornu (welcome home Cin), Janet Dwight (moved to DC during Soph yr-currently head of surgical nursing at U of Texas), Sue Stegenga (Have gotten to know Sue much more since Encina), Julie Bardin (a great fellow "bench cheerleader"), Jed & Jenny Bender/Bittner, Reed Harris, Jay Michael, Scott Palmer, Dan Sugimoto. Some you see all the time others it may be 5 years between reunions yet it feels like yesterday. My WISH...everyone would showm up at a weekend long reunion where we can really catch up with long ago friends.
Hobbies: Wildlife photography, any creative art project, walking/hiking by the sea or in the mountains, reading historical novels and being a closet architect (yes, I draw all over the house plans in the paper) fill my days...as well as trying my best to figure out the computer on my desk, it has a will all it's own.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: I found a picture of my girl scout troop in 4th grade...I'd love to combine Rio Americano HS reunion with ours for the 30th...I didn't realize so many grade school friends went on to other schools. the Sierra Oaks gang: Mindy Coupe, Jane McKee, Terri Ayon, Leslie Lundberg, Sandy Lundel, Meg Salasky, Julie Quirk, Cheryl Bozich, Maryellen Skeels, Jed Bittner, Bryd Billerbeck, Reed Harris, Jay Michael, John Zimmerman...next time I'll just name the class roster!
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Cindy LaCornu, Kathy Ingmanson (where did you go Kathy?), Bob Bingham, Jim Bonette
Memorable_teachers: Ben LaMontagne always made you feel welcome in his class where you were working in craft material most of us had never touched. He not only taught crafts he helped instill empowerment, self-esteem and a great sense of accomplishment when you turned out woodcarvings, lost-wax jewelry, metal art...projects that pushed you beyond yourself. Bebe McKenzie...put the FUN into the classroom as well as introducing creative problem solving when you hit a block. Bill Wise always kept me laughing...right through Mythology. Bill Coke was like a magician, showing his magic to all who would come his way...I thought he was going to kill me when I told him I thought Chemistry was just like cooking. Chris Kojima was and is a world class teacher. She was a tremendous friend to all the students as well as an awesome Tennis player and coach. Alice Kubo was an all around great human being...a better motivator through enthusiasm will not be found.
Favorite_memory: Making Floats, decorating for Jr. Prom, Aquacade, "How many people fit on the red jeep?"...and class of '75 won, the jeep still carries the dented in hood!(that jeep made it through 5 Encina siblings...it needs a diploma!)
The huge ALL Class panaramic picture...as people were running behind the risers from one end to the other to get in the picture twice. Sr. auction...where did it all come from??!!
Sibling_info: Ted Grebitus '69, Tom Grebitus '71, Bill Grebitus '72, Bo Grebitus '74 and ME...Kate Grebitus '75 If they aren't already on your lists run them through me until I can get them to sign on themselves...OK?
Alumni_in_contact: Mindy Coupe, Jane McKee, Janet Dwight, Cindy LaCornu, Sue Stegenga, Jay Michael (I pass Jenny Bender/Bittner on the road with her gang in between sporting events more than we talk on the phone...we just smile and wave!)
Heard_about_website_from: Irene Leafe, teacher
Dalene Weybright writes:
Occupation: Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Bio: After graduation I moved to San Jose to live and play with a Rock & Roll band for a few years. During that time I started working in a plating shop & became one of the Bay Areas top female platers. I married Reuben Ingraham, a fellow plater in Feb. of 78. We moved back to Sacramento and promptly gave birth to Reuben Guy in Nov of 78. I had my second son Timothy William Daniel seven years later. I met my second husband, Michael McKay in 1992 and in early 93 we had a son, Marshall Ray, then Christine Dalene in late 94. Both of my children have multiples of freckles. Mike and I ran a lucrative Mom & Pop bicycle shop, specializing in custom low riders and restoring antique Schwinns. In Feb of 96 I became a friend of Bill W.(for those of you who don't know what that means, it's a good thing). Left husband #2 in 99 because he couldn't change his "habits".
I am currently attending ARC, working on getting my CADAC so I can become a certified AOD Hiv counselor. I have been employed at Aquarioan Efforts "A House" for over a year. I'm also a certified Postitive Speaker & AIDs educator. I am serving my 3rd term on the Board of Supervisors appointed Ryan White Planning Councel, Chair the ACC Advertising And Outreach Committee. I also edit and write for a local newspaper called Positive Advocate.
My current goals are to open a Recovery House for addicts with HIV/AIDs and buy my own Harley by Christmas of this year.
Trivia: My story has been on PBS, CNN & User Friendly T.V. I live by the same motto now as I did then "I am what I am, if you can't accept me as I am, oh well....!"
Friends: Cyndee Felker, Karen Hall, Eleanor Wales, Kathy Johnson, Davin Stidger, Paul Bean, Michael Greathouse.
Hobbies: Camping, Writing, Public Speaking
Kids: Reuben Guy 21; Timothy William 14; Marshall Ray 7; Cristine Dalene 5.
Grandchildren; Reuben Guy Jr 3; Saul Hortado 1 1/2.
Grade_school: Greer
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: All the English and Art teachers, Mr. Knurr,and of course Mr. Sando.
Favorite_memory: Impromptu jam sessions on the flutes with Cyndee Felder behind the band room. And the Friday we had a bomb scare & were all herded into the football fields. About 15 of us "soners" went ot my house & watched "All My Children".
John Bedford writes:
Occupation: Self Employed
Bio: Graduated early (1974) to go to New York, came home for Christmas 1974. Started working for The Sacramento Bee. August 1981 quit the BEE to go on mission for the LDS church (Mormon). After coming home went to American River. Graduated and started a Landscape Maintenance Company.Still at it. Got married 1992 Wife is Yvette. We have five children Greg 6, Stephanie 4, Brian 3, Rachel 1 and Mark newborn. Yvette wants one more.
Friends: Haven't really talked to anyone since High School
Hobbies: Waterskiing, Sports for the children, Soccer,T-ball, Swim team
Grade_school: Wyda Way   
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Bruce Knight writes:
Occupation: Owner of Day & Knight Moving
Bio: Went to UC Irvine, UCLA and finally graduating from UCSD.  In between I went to Germany twice (the longest stint was six months).  Spent three months in Grenada in 1985 (rebuilding a home with a friend). 
Trivia: Married Ann who I met in Mexico in 1986 (she's from Auburn). Still married after 14 years. Have two sons Beau 9 years and Brock 7 years old.
Discovered last summer after my mothers passing that she was the grand-daughter of writer Jack London.
Friends: Everyone
Hobbies: Soccer, surfing in Encinitas & Mexico, riding motorcycles in the desert.   Working on my house by the beach.
Kids: They are the love of my life (two perfect angels!)
Wayne Brown writes:
homepage: apogee-ccd.com
Occupation: President,  Apogee Instruments (scientific imaging system company)
Bio: Earned my electrical engineering degree. Spent 14 years at Lockheed Missles and Space in Sunnyvale.  In 1995 I resigned to devote time to our own company designing/producing cooled integrating CCD cameras for astronomers. We moved from the bay area to Tucson 4 1/2 years ago.  It's hot down here! We tinker with the idea of moving back to Sacramento someday.  We are having the time of our lives both working together in the same company 24/7 and trying to make a difference.
Friends: I have lost contact with everyone. During high school I was a bit reclusive.   Those that remember the school "radio station" with Doobie Brothers and Chicago rumbling through the school at lunch might remember me behind the microphone.
Hobbies: What are hobbies and recreation? Desiging circuits is recreation, isn't it?
Kids: We have one 8 year old son, Aaron.  His claim to fame are the chess tournaments he participates in.
Favorite_memory: Putting together and running the radio station, doing sound effects for the plays and musicals. 
Cathleen Essert (obituary):
CATHLEEN MARY-HELENE ESSERT CALLISON, age 42, passed away in Salt Lake City on Saturday, February 19, 2000, after a valiant struggle with melanoma.
She was born May 27, 1957, in Sacramento, California, to Victor Essert and Patricia Dunleavy, and graduated from Encina High School in 1975. She received her BA Degree in Social Welfare with a minor in Psychology from CSU Sacramento.
Cathleen was employed as the Community Outreach Advisor for the YWCA in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where she was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Sweetwater County Battered Women's Shelter. She served as Treasurer of the Wyoming Coalition Against Family Violence.
In 1980 she moved to Salt Lake City to attend graduate school and work at the University of Utah.  She married Gary John Callison on July 17, 1982, in the Salt Lake City Latter Day Saints (LDS) Temple.  She was employed as an Academic Program Director at the University of Utah until her illness forced her to stop working.
She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in various presidencies of the Relief Society and Primary and most recently as secretary of the Rosedale Ward Young Women.
She is survived by her husband, Gary; four children, Stephanie (16), Thomas (13), Shelly (11), Colleen (8); her parents; a sister, Shivaun Albright; two brothers, Timothy Essert and Christopher Essert; and parents-in-law, James and Frankie Callison.
Services were held on Wednesday, February 23, 2000, in Salt Lake City with interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Arthur Taylor writes:
Occupation: Firefighter
Bio: Since graduation? That's a long and strange trip. I started out moving to Seattle for the summer and landed a job in a Texico gas station. Lived with my best friend and family, Marty Holzschuh, ( best man in my wedding )and then back to Sac for college. Attended ARC for what seemed like forever and graduated with my Fire Science Degree in 1978. Attended another two years which is a really long story and finally stopped in 1980 to work full time. My passion was to work as a firefighter but this is a very competitive field to get hired in and thus spent from 1976 to 1987 attempting to complete my goal. Along the way I worked a wide variety of jobs including gas station attendent, retail stock cleck for Payless Drug Store, cashier for Gold Circle, anyone remember that place? sales associate for Montgomery Wards in the camera department, resident Firefighter for North Highlands fire department, delivery driver for Zappatini Flower company, delivery driver for Lynn Edwards Office Products, tow truck driver for City Tow, EMT-I and EMT-II for Foothill Ambulance and finally in 1987 was hired as a Firefighter/ EMT-II for the Roseville Fire Department where I have now been working for the past 13 years. Well along the way while working as an EMT at Foothill I met my wife of 14 years, Bryn. ( Class of 1980 San Juan High ) Absolutely an angel sent from Heaven to save my poor lost soul. We have two beautiful kids, Raychel who just turned nine and is the apple of dads eye. She loves to read, unlike her dad,
took piano lessons for awhile, takes tap and ballet lessons and last year start-ed taking Karate lessons. She now is an Orange belt working towards her Purple belt in Kosho Ryu Kempo Karate. Her Sensei (teacher) will not allow any of his students to become Black Belts until they are sixteen. It will be comfoting to know that she will be able to kick her dates ass! That brings me to Patrick. He is 5 and will turn 6 in June, although he is a young 5. So far his big intrests are in Pokemon, Z-bots, Transformers and a slew of other toys, half I can't even pronounce. He's talking about starting Karate but we have been trying to hold off until he's a little older. Write now though my kids make me feel as though I am their world and I'm taking advantage of it for as long as I can because I know it won't last forever. We also have a dog and a bird. As for myself I stay busy at the firehouse and also teach classes on the side. I help teach the EMT-I class for American River College, teach CPR and First Aid classes to City employees and own a business, Authorized Training Servive, pro- viding CPR and First Aid training, Blood Borne Pathogens training and Confined Space Rescue training to Industry and the Fire Service. When I get the chance I like getting out to the golf course and chasing the little white ball around.
Friends: My best friend from school and remains so to this day is Marty Holzschuh. He recently has moved back to California from the state of Washington and we now are able to get together much easier, one and a half hours apart. The rest of the gang I hung out with were Daryl Christensen, have not seen in years, Narice Abernathy, have not seen in years, Rod Vienna, have not seen in years, Dave Rittenhouse, Encina 1976, we were in each others weddings and until October when my mom passed away, our moms lived one house apart in the houses we each grew up in. We still get together once in awhile, he and his wife live in Fair Oaks.
Hobbies: Golf and Snow skiing.
For recreation Bryn and I pack up the kids and go to Cabo for a week or two each year and get away from reality.
Grade_school: Cottage School
Grade_school_friends: The only grade school friend that went to encina that I can remember is Bill Lobsitz. I'm sure there were others but the 70's is all a purple haze.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk School
Junior_high_friends: Bill and it's still hazey.
Favorite_teachers: Yes I too had a thing for Mrs Mcguire.
Sibling_info: Carol Taylor, 1961
Linda Taylor, 1962
Mary Taylor, 1970
Alumni_in_contact: Marty Holzschuh, Dave Rittenhouse, John Rittenhouse
Heard_about_website_from: Found it while browsing the web.
Bill Hewitt writes:
Occupation: on-air announcer/promotion director
Bio: wow,where does one begin?  hung around a radio station(kndi)and became friends with a disc jockey named t-micheal jordan. in left sacramento,in 1975,headed for colorado with two friends (harry greathouse 73" and randy larson 76').  stay there for a year or so.  got married in 1976 to a sweet talkin girl named kathy. the sweet talk became sour after a while, and we divorced in 1977.(no kids) got into retail in 1977 and moved to san francisco to open up a chess king, stay there for two years, then moved to missoula, montana in 1978.  worked as a bartender and landed a job in radio in 1980, where i've been ever since.  just celebrated 20 years on the air, and still love going to work (almost) everyday. 
Trivia: i can't think of one right now,i'll get back to you later on this one
Friends: man,I had so many (not to brag) but there were so many in the class of 1972,73,74 and 75
Hobbies: I do alot of "softball" my wife (almost 17 years together)we play summer league,fall league and in the winter time they've had a tournament for the past 16 years call "blizzard ball" softball in the snow.  so, to answer your question yea, I play alot of softball!
Kids: my oldest daughter(paige nicole) is 15, soon to be 16 (july 11th).  she's been playing softball since she was 4 or 5, she's been on softball fields, before she could even walk. she's played on a few all-star teams. she was asked to play on a A.S.A team 18&under...she was only 13 at the time. she's goes to sentinal high school,not crazy about certain subjects,likes boys, and can't wait to date.  my other daughter is 11 years(shariesse alexandra)soon to be 12 december 6th. bet you were thinking I was going to say,plays softball? well complety different. hates softball, loves dance(ballet),has been in numberous stage productions and loves other sports like soccer, basketball.  not old enough to get into a lot of trouble. but,you know what they say? "it's always calm,before the storm. they're both great kids. typical teens. 
Grade_school: standard school, bakerfield,california
Grade_school_friends: I don't have any!
Junior_high: jonas salk jr high  sacramento,california
Junior_high_friends: from 1971-1975
Favorite_teachers:  eric dalins,(ceramic),coach swartz(football)I'd need a little time to think!
Sibling_info: Diane Hewitt (class of 73")
Heard_about_website_from: reunion card in mail
Bill Lobsitz writes:
Occupation: Firefighter
Bio: Lets see, the short story... five different college attempts, two degrees, three career changes, a lot of growing up, mix it well and you end up with? For myself, a very happy family man with a soulmate/wife and two teenage daughters. I have been working in Sacto as your neighborly fireman since 1988. Kind of weird to help your den mother back to bed at 1:00am! We live in Nevada City and stay very active in sports, school,(would you believe I'm still enrolled at AR), and travel. I have never attended a reunion, but will have to check out the 25yr. See you there!
Trivia: Destiny/fate has had a heavy hand in my life, especially so in how I met my wife.   1978 I was hitchhiking through a very small town in the Marble Mountains area of No. Calif. There are few people living in the area and even fewer women. Somehow, when I left the woods five years later, with me was the love of my life, my wife Eva. 
Friends: Jeff Leonard, Dave Plack, Melody Francis... Haven't seen any high schoolers in years.
Hobbies: Recently aquired a vintage Volkswagen addiction!!! Have been racing Mtn bikes for about four years. My wife and I backpack a section of the Pacific Crest Trail each summer. We both do trail Ultra's and camp with the kids and friends all over the Sierra's.
Kids: Kids,Kids,Kids,.... love em to death, but even in a small town have to keep the reins held tight. Lauren's a sophomore and is a performing dancer who can't wait for her first car! Britta is in sixth grade and still wants a horse. 
Grade_school: Cottage, did Mrs Mosinger ever retire?
Grade_school_friends: Miles Richmond, Henry Downs, Art Taylor, Paul Linstead
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Most went to that other school
Favorite_teachers: What's with the Mrs. McGuire fixation, I thought I was the only one!!!
Heard_about_website_from: Reunion postcard
Donald Bright writes:
Occupation: Oilfield Service Operator and Blaster
Bio: After Graduation, I went to AR for about a year, but left before the year was up to go to work for the CA Dept. of Foreastry as a firefighter.  I stayed for about a year before coming back to Sacramento.  I started selling shoes for Gallenkamp and went on to manage the Sallinas and Monterey stores after a couple of years.  During this time, June 3,1978, I got married to Susan Evers (El Camino class of '76). I met her while I was in DeMolay, we had been dateing while we were both in school. We lived for a time in Bakersfield for about 2 years (went there to work in the oilfield), and on my 25th birthday, we had our first child (Richard) 9/28/82.  We moved back to Sacramento and I worked for her father (also oilfield related) and then went back into the retail/service business as a manager for Jiffy Lube (then known as Lube 10). Our second child (Amanda) was born 2/18/87.  In July of 1987 I went to work for Halliburton Energy (back to the oilfield) and have been there ever since.
Trivia: Was Master Councilor for Robt. L. Wade chapter Order of Demolay also went on to serve as a divisional officer for Valley Division DeMolay Assoc. Susan was Worthy Advisor for Sacramento Assembly, Rainbow Girls and served at Grand Assembly (1976 I think).   I got my Blasters License from the state of California in 1992
Friends: Ron Bertacchi, I haven't seen him for years. He was my Best Man at my wedding.
Brad Norris, Ran into Brad about 17 years ago but haven't seen him since.
Victor Chirstopherson, (AKA Kris) Haven't seen him since Graduation.
Gary Laramore, also haven't seen him since school.
Dan Worley, After he eloped with my sister in 1977, lost touch with him when they divorced. I ran into him , in of all places, in Bakersfield. He was working for the phone company after leaving the Marines, last seen in 1981.
Hobbies: Most of my spare time is spent with Scouting now. I've been an Asst. Scoumaster for 7 years and now I am Chapter Advisor for our Order of the Arrow chapter. We go camping as much as possible. I am the proverbial Internet Junkie, I live on the net. And I am still taking classes in search of that elusive degree that I never got.
Kids: Richard is an Eagle Scout and has recieved awards for a solar car design from SMUD and has swam on his school's varsity team for 3 years. He has been on or captained his school's Academic Decathalon team for 2 years, also the VICA and Knowledge Bowl teams. He Graduates this year (class '00) from Rio Linda High.
Amanda has just started junior high at Rio linda JHS. She is doing even better than her brother (as far as grades go) in school.  Both of them have been members of the Doyle Dolphins Swim Team for six years (City Champs for the last 3 years).
Grade_school: Winterstein and Mariemont
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Same as those from High school.
Favorite_teachers: Will Stevens (Best football coach in the world), Susan McGuire ( had the biggest crush on her), Rob Trathen (I lived in the wood shop).
Cheree Caron writes:
Occupation: Construction Project Manager
Friends: Melodie Stephen, Brenda Ringis, Earl Bennett
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, sewing, home design, refinishing antiques
Kids: Kristin, 18, attending UC Davis, going for a degree in Chemistry. Katie, 16, attending Casa Robles, senior, will go for a degree in interior design.
Grade_school: Christian Day School, Dyer Kelly
Grade_school_friends: Melodie Stephen, David Shiffner, Sue Ann Gardner
Junior_high: Howe Ave. Junior High School
Junior_high_friends: Gloria Hurley, Melodie Stephen, Cecil Elkins, Cindy Jones
Favorite_teachers: Mrs. Kam for English. Mr. Dudley, Math, Mr. English, English
Sibling_info: Terry Caron 77, Frank Caron 78
Alumni_in_contact: Melodie Stephen
Heard_about_website_from: Virginia Smyth class of 1973
Cyndi La Cornu writes:
Occupation: Mom and sales in preparedness items
Bio: After I graduated,I went to A.R. for two years, then to Chico State to major in   education, which I never finished. I married David Heaton in 1978 and had four sons over the next ten years. I had been working in the dental field and continued to do dental office managment and even some teaching. Almost 5 years ago , my husband and I felt prompted to get out of debt and ended up selling our home in Paradise Ca., where he had a dental lab and I worked in the Ped. unit of the hospital. We then decided to move to the foreign country of Utah where my husbands family was from. You can take the girl out of California , but it's very hard to take the California out of the girl. Once we got here, things began to get very strange. We live in a small community where polygamy is a common practice, one in which my husband thought it would be fun to participate in. Sad to say , but true, after 22 years of marriage I had to draw the line at that and I'm now a single woman again. The future is a blank page to me now, and it's very scary to think of staring over after so long. My oldest son Rex will be going off to college in the fall.My three other sons keep me busy. Dusty(16) loves to play electric guitar and is forming his own band. Jesse (13) plays bass guitar and begs his older brother to let him play in his band. Jonathan(10) is big into clogging and is always dancing. Right now I work in a small home business selling preparedness items and traveling to expos to peddle goods. We are all coming out to Santa Cruz for a week and are looking forward to just being out of Utah.
Friends: My best buds were Cindy Wilkerson, lost contact with, Greg Grant, lost contact with, Katie Grebitus, we still see each other, Sheri Mc Donald, see off and on.
Hobbies: I like to read, bake , walk and listen to music.
Kids: My boys are the best. I've been homeschooling them for the past 5 years and they all absolutely amaze me.
Grade_school: Cottage School
Grade_school_friends: Cheri Smith, Tom Shaloo,Tom Johnson,Sheri McDonald ( I can still remember hurrying home to watch Dark Shadows with Sheri after school)
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Favorite_teachers: Jan Buzolich was my favorite teacher. She was a student council advisor. I was put back in contact with her a few months ago. Shes still teaching, but in the Napa Valley
Scott Raley writes:
Occupation: Manager for Raley's
Bio: Working for same
Trivia: It's all trivia!!
Friends: Dana Wagner, Bob Keyes
Hobbies: Collecting music, cooking
Kids: Timothy, age 16. All around awesome person: Excellent student, loves music and generally makes me wonder how I got so lucky to end up with a son like him!
Katie, age 14. Fired-up red-headed daughter who, fortunately, got her looks from her mother. Also excellent student, music lover,knows what she wants to do, which is everything, knows where she wants to go, which is everywhere, and, like her brother, makes me proud every day.
Grade_school_friends: Robert Brooks
Heard_about_website_from: From Lynne Javelet Iddings
Jack Dieterle writes:
Here's a tidbit. Went to Val Robichaud's 40th in Napa last summer. Anyone remember him?!

Some Encina guests in attendance were Jeff Frei, Bob Bingham and Steve Gray! I'm happy to say Roby, Gray and Bingham still look like they're still in high school, unlike Frei and myself! Up coming events this year will be the 28th annual Turkey Bowl at Sac State the Friday after Thanksgiving. Some mugs that showed up last year, Jeff Frei, Bob Bingham, Steve Gray, Guy Babcock, Brian Pearson, Tim Lukehart, Jim "Bowman" Bonetti and myself.
Debbie La Mothe Starr writes:
Bio: Worked for a Credit Union for 13 years, then quit to raise and stay home with my son Jason. Then later came my daughter Jessica. They are the joys of my life. I now stay involved with their schools and seems like I run my own Mo,'s Taxi Service, runing back and forth to baseball,Taekwondo , and now piano lessons. At least one thing is for sure, I AM NEVER BORED !!
Friends: Karen Garrison was a my best friend in high school. She was Maid-of-Honor in my wedding. She married and had 2 kids and lives in Carmichael. I rarely talk to her anymore. It seems are lives are so busy now days.
Hobbies: Right now my main hobby is my kids, the keep me hopping. We do like to travel as a family when possible. And I do enjoy my nights out with the girls every so often.
Kids: My kids are the best. My son is a Black Belt Recommended in Taekwondo. And he made the little league Allstar's. My daughter is my true little girl. She loves to dress up and do anything I do. She never wants to be gone to long from my side. She is my little angel. She will do anything,to please any of us. !!!!
Heard_about_website_from: Colleen Hagen Starr 73

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