Encina High School Class of 1983 homepage

25 Year reunion / Classes of 81 - 85 are invited Hello everyone.

I'm going to be completely honest... we need HELP.

Donations have been almost non-existent. We have only enough to reserve the space. We would like to do more (offer free drinks, snacks, maybe even a basic BBQ?). Any donation is good. Contact me and I'll give you the address to send a check or a PayPal address for electronic donations.

Second things you can do... SPREAD THE WORD! Tell everyone you know. Tell them twice. We obviously don't have enough money to send out postcards so we need you to tell two friends who tell two friends who tell two friends and so on and so on and so on.... Include people in the classes around ours; this event is open to "Friends of '83" also.

25-Year Reunion for '83 and Friends of '83
Saturday, August 23rd
Swanston Park (two blocks from Encina)
Lawn, Shade, Basketball, Tennis, and a free SplashZone for the kids (and young at heart)

Thank you for whatever help you can give,

Eric Storm

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It's official... your Reunion Committee has picked an event, a place, and a date.

All of this is "proposed" right now so read the whole email to find out how YOU can make it real.

   25-Year Reunion for '83 and Friends of '83
   Saturday, August 23rd
   Swanston Park (two blocks from Encina)
   Lawn, Shade, Basketball, Tennis, and a free SplashZone for the kids (and young at heart)
   Time:  still working on it but sometime in the early afternoon

Fun and easy "Family Picnic and BBQ" in a wonderfully renovated local park.

Here's where YOU can help.  We need to reserve the space and plan just how much to supply.  Can we have coolers of drinks for you to help yourself?  Can we offer salads and snacks?  Can we go as far as burgers and hot-dogs?  It is all up to you!

We need donations.  Yes, even to reserve.  Your committee is small and there is no "surplus" to draw from.

We don't really want to try and charge at the event.  We know you want to come, hang out, and have fun and nobody wants to be trying to figure out who paid and who to turn away.  So... help us out NOW.  How about a couple of bucks to get us going?  Skip Starbucks for two days and send us $10?  Pack a lunch and send us $20?  No amount is too small (honest) or too big (well... $1,000 would probably freak us out so let's avoid that).

Send an email to encina83@yahoo.com and we'll tell you where to mail a check.

Sorry to guilt-trip you but... NO response means NO REUNION!  We have to move quickly to secure the site.

    Andrea Howard
    Karin Welte (Frizzell)
    Michele Brown (Campo)
    Pam Kay
    Valerie Harris (Gervin)
    Lynda Risucci
    Eric Storm

Reunion contact:  Eric Storm

The 1983 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

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

1983 Encinian yearbook
20 year reunion
EncinAsylum newspapers for 1982-83
Graduation program for Class of 1983

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.

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1983 Headlines
Headline News:
Sally Ride is first woman astronaut in space.
Terrorist explosion kills 237 US marines in Beirut.
US & Caribbean allies invade Grenada.
Crack cocaine is developed in the Bahamas & soon appears in the US.

Entertainment News:
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "Terms of Endearment"
Grammy Record of the Year - "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Top song - "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
Top movie - "Return of the Jedi"
Top TV show - "Cagney & Lacey"
Karen Carpenter, age 32, dies of complications of anorexia nervosa.
More than 125 million watch last episode of "MASH."

Sports News:
Super Bowl - Washington Redskins d. Miami Dolphins (27-17)
World Series - Baltimore Orioles d. Philadelphia Phillies (4-1)
NBA Championship - Philadelphia 76ers d. LA Lakers (4-0)

 

John Mellberg wrote:
Occupation: Sales and Marketing Professional
Spouse: Lisa Mason-Mellberg
Children/grandchildren: Liam 10
SinceGraduation: Living the dream!
BestFriends: George Cassidy, John Johnson, Dusty Garver, Jim March,
Hobbies: Skiing, Mountain biking, Exercise,Soccer
GradeSchool: Cottage School
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Eric Dahlin because he is and always was the coolest!
6/26/17
Heidi Schueler wrote:
Occupation: Freelance Writer
MaritalStatus: Married
Spouse: Avonn Davis-not an Encina graduate
Children/grandchildren: Rebecca 29, Anastacia 21, Elijah 19, James 15
SinceGraduation: Worked as long distance operator/various operator positions. Freelance write articles. Also write songs. Currently a housewife married to a professional musician. 
Trivia: I occasionally rescue animals. Have a beatific rescue dog named Sparkles.
BestFriends: Sylva Berkowitz, Alicia Guitierrez, Lisa Lunn Dean Alexander Lance Gunderson Jim Shoemaker
Hobbies: Cook for pleasure, writing, anything music
Kids: Rebecca has a Masters Degree in Social Work, Anastacia & Elijah have regular jobs. James lives in Mexico & speaks fluent spanish.
GradeSchool: Penn Elementary-Iowa City Iowa
MiddleSchool: Mesa Middle School-Roswell, NM
MemorableTeachers: Mr. Keaton-the accounting teacher. He inspired me to do better & gave me the drive to succeed.
FavoriteMemory: Airband Competitions Football
Games Dances Lunches on the Quad
Siblings: Heather Green (Schueler) Class of 1985
Comments: Anyone who wants to find me on Facebook is more than welcome to. Curious to see what others are doing. Facebook Page Heidi Schueler-Davis
3/19/16

Mark Winchester

Born March 27, 1965, passed peacefully into light on the afternoon of May 15, 2013. Mark was born in Greene County, Ohio and traveled with his Air Force family across the United States and to Okinawa, Japan. Upon his return to the Sacramento, he began his formative education in the San Juan Unified School District, from which he graduated in June, 1983. Mark then continued his education and, ultimately, graduated from CSU, Sacramento (BA-1988) and The Ohio State University (MA-1990) and (PhD-1995.). After obtaining his degrees, Mark was hired by GATX to manage internal and external communications for the company. He was first located in San Francisco, CA and was then transferred to Chicago, IL. where he was first diagnosed with the brain cancer that eventually took his life.

Mark and a series of competent and caring medical teams "danced" with his cancer for six years before that "dance" ended. Mark is survived by his father, Ronald James Winchester; his mother, Carolyn Perry; his "second dad," Ted Perry; siblings Eric John Winchester, Aaron Dan Winchester, Laura Lynn Winchester Morrison, and their families. Mark is also survived by a wide circle of "chosen family" and friends.

Celebrations of Mark's life will be held in both Oakland, Ca and Sacramento. Those persons wishing to participate are invited to attend. The first will be held in Oakland on Saturday, June 1st at 1501 Madison St # 106, Oakland, Mark's apartment, from 4-6 PM. The Sacramento event will be on the next Saturday, June 8th at 11251 Crocker Grove Lane, Gold River, CA 95670, Mark's mom's home, also from 4-6 PM. Please RSVP for either event to t1bear@me.com, or to (916) 858-1446. Persons who are unable to attend either of these celebrations are encouraged to do something joyous in remembrance of Mark.
6/26/13

GUTIERREZ, Alicia 'Bonnie'
Passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2012 at age 46. Born in Sacramento on April 18, 1965, she leaves behind a loving family who miss her dearly. She attended Encina High School in Sacramento and later went on to a career at San Juan Unified School District where she worked for over 20 years. A common theme in her life was making sure others were taken care of. She loved hosting holiday parties and special occasions where she served as the 'official' party planner.
Her sharp wit and welcoming smile will always be remembered. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Alicia's life by attending a Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 18th, at 10:00 am at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. [Published in The Sacramento Bee on April 15, 2012]
4/20/12

Arizona Republic, The (Phoenix, AZ) - Sunday, October 8, 2006
Jean B. Russ Jr. of Glendale, AZ passed on September 28, 2006. Jean was born in Okinawa, Japan to Sin and Jean Russ Sr. He was the adoring husband of Lisa, a loving and dedicated father to Jean III, Nicholas, and Daniel, and a favorite to each of his siblings Chris, Gordon and twin Cathey. He left many extended family members that miss him terribly. Services will be held Wed, October 11, at Hansen Arrowhead Funeral Center, 21000 N. 75th Ave, Glendale 3pm-5pm. Donations in lieu of Mflowers can be made in Jean's name to Phoenix Ronald McDonald House, 501 E. Roanoke Ave, Phoenix 85004. This is one of many charitable programs he supported.
3/23/09

Michael King wrote:
Occupation: Firefighter
Bio: working as a firefighter since 1984
Trivia: competed at bodybuilding in the 90's won my weightclass at the sacramento, san francisco, san jose 2nd at the Jr nationals Orlando Florida and 8th twice at the USA in Las vegas
Friends: Brent Helm, Ian Hutchison (deceased), Kirk Essinger, Brian Blease, Darin Devard, Kim Davis.
Hobbies: Fitness,vegetable gardening
Kids: Luke 19 graduated Rio Americano. Ian 18 lives with his Mom in Helena Montana
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Brent Helm, Brian Blease, Ian Hutchison, Kirk Essinger Matt Mc Clernon,
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: SAA
Memorable_teachers: Eric Dollan, Bill Lee. They were both good guys who saw potential in me.
Favorite_memory: Hot summer nights parting and playing with good friends and old girlfriends, Rugby and weight training
Story: Coach Lee let be his TA for four periods and the Fith as period weight training my last semister.I got to wear shorts all day and do what I loved, lift weights. The only time I got straight A's ha ha.
Alumni_in_contact: Brent Helm, Kirk Essinger, Brian Blease
3/6/09
Sacramento Bee, Nov. 1, 2008
LEVEA, Tammy J.
July 31, 1966 - Oct. 21, 2008
Passed after a short illness. Predeceased by mother Marvine ("Peatie") Bryant, survived by loving father Craig, daughter Tristian, sons Lance and Terrin, sister Becky (John), brothers Terry, Teddy (Tracey), and Tommy (Jennifer), nieces Alexis, Hailey, and Abbey. Services were held in Minnesota, where Tammy had relocated.
11/7/08
Heidi Schueler writes:
Occupation: Long distance and Directory assistance operator for MCI / Part time cashier for Big 8 Grocery store
Bio: I have been married 3 different times, and have 4 children. I am currently divorced and very happy. My oldest child is in college, hence the 2nd part time job. I have lived all over the United States before settling in El Paso, Texas. I made a few mistakes after graduating and ended up in prison. I also was addicted to heroin for many years, but by the grace of god, I have been clean and sober for some time now. I write freelance occasionally about my life experiences.
Hobbies: Freelance writing, reading, gormet cooking-especially desserts,cats, and I absolutely love crossword puzzles and surfing the
internet
Kids: Rebecca E.Green, 20 / Anastacia J. Villescas, 12 / James Elijah Charlton,10 / James Eugene Guerrero, 5
They are beautifull!!! My daughter Rebecca, 20, is in college majoring in social work and criminal justice. My 5 yr. old son, James, lives in Mexico. The 3 youngest are all bi-lingual.
Grade_school: Penn Elementary in Iowa City, Iowa
Junior_high: Mesa Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Keaton, my accounting teacher. He gave me most of my insperation to acheive all my goals, even though I faced many, many obstacles.
Favorite_memory: Lunches on the quad and the after graduation party at the river.
Story: I havent seen any of my former classmates or teachers since graduation.
Sibling_info: Heather Green, sister, Class of 1985
11/10/07
Traci Schumacher writes:
Jimmie and I have relocated to San Antonio Texas and absolutely love it.  We bought a beautiful 2,500 sq. foot house with a game room for half the price of ours in Sacramento.  Jimmie started his own business as a personal chef and is very successful.  I am still in the legal field and enjoying it.
Come on out for a visit y'all. 
4/8/05
Kelly Dunn writes:
Occupation: San Juan High School Cook also selling Pre Paid Legal and helping my husband with his Back Flow buisness.
Bio: After graduation I married two of the wrong men in my life(not at the same time) but I did receive a wonderful son out of my first marriage.At age
29 I found the man of my dreams. (or he found me) And now we are living happily ever after!
Friends: Best friends were Kim France, DaLena Hunter Wilkinson and Jenny Berg. I also hung out with Tawny McCulloch, Scott Summerhalter,David Edwards and Jerry Funk.
Hobbies: Hobbies are scuba diving,camping and scrap booking.
Kids: Son: Ian Michael Bright 20; Step-daughter: Tiffany Nicole Goligowski 19, Step-son: Christopher Sean Goligowski 23
My son is 20 years old and getting married this June then moving to Ohio where he will attend Ohio State University to become a pharmacist.
Grade_school: Howe Ave.
Grade_school_friends: Kim France, DaLena Hunter Wilkinson, Jenny Berg, Jill Gardner and Lisa Hawk.
Junior_high: Howe Ave. Best years of my educational life.
Junior_high_friends: Kim France, DaLena Hunter Wilkinson, Jenny Berg, Tawny McCulloch, Roy White, Roger Jones, Marie Jones and many more.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. LaMontagne. He had all of my brothers and sisters in the past so everytime he would try to say my name it always came out as on of my siblings. He was always great for a laugh.
Favorite_memory: Football games!
comments: All of my siblings who are still alive are already on the mailing list. My friends from the past I am unable to contact and hope someday I can
find them through this web page.
4/8/05
Roy Write writes:
Occupation: Warehouse forklift
Bio: Navy after grad, married/Divorced. Moved to OR. came back gave my life to the lord,married the love of my life,Dorthea and i have a beutiful lil
girl name carrie.
Friends: Roger Jones, Greg Paul.
Hobbies: Yard work,family, Bike rideing
Kids: Carrie 11
Grade_school: Dyer Kelly,Howe ave,
Memorable_teachers: Eric Stallen, cause he was cool
Sibling_info: Tammi White
comments: When in doubt whip it out
4/3/05
COPE, Carla Jean
In Sacramento, CA March 15, 2005. Born March 12, 1965. Beloved daughter of Donna Cope and the late Carl Cope. Loving sister of Melinda Wetzel (husband Ray). Dear Aunt of Madeline and Griffin. Loved granddaughter of the late Alfred and Roseline Bennetts and Rose Cope. Survived by grandmother Mrs. Howard Gunn (Mary) of Clovis. Niece of Betty Sharp of Utah, Rita Doucette (husband Joseph), Alta Tillis (husband Fletcher), Rosemary Trotter (husband Arnie), all of Sacramento, and Howard Gunn (wife Sharon) of Clovis. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Attended St. Francis High School, graduated from Encina High School. After she served in the US Navy and the reserves, she attended Sacramento City College. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral, 11:00 AM Monday, March 21, 2005 at the GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS, Riverside Boulevard and 2nd Avenue. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Remembrances preferred to Huntington's Disease Society of America, 158 W. 29th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001-5300, Sacramento Children's Home, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA 95820, or Mercy Foundation, 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Published in the Sacramento Bee from 3/17/2005 - 3/18/2005.
WELCH, Donald William
Passed from this life on July 12, 2004, of natural causes. Born in Sacramento, CA, on November 1, 1965. He attended local local schools,  graduated from ARC and Sac City College and attended CSU Sacramento. He is survived by mother Eileen F. Welch of Fresno, CA; father George W. Welch of Stockton, CA; sister Kathryn F. Pennal of Sanger, CA; and brother Gregory W. Welch of Terra Haute, IN. Donald suffered greatly from a bipolar disorder; yet, despite his considerable pain, he could be generous and considerate. He was dearly loved. Private ceremony will be held by the family. Published in the Sacramento Bee from 7/27/2004 - 8/1/2004.
1/3/05
Robert Heckes writes:
Occupation: arts and commerce
Bio: persuing art, business and engineering. buying and selling property... traveling, eating - sleeping etc..
Trivia: I had been to 23 countries before graduation. I've had 3 articles written about me in the New York Times. The Bulgari daughters threw a hot
party for me at their park avenue residence.
Hobbies: skim boarding, skateboarding, yoga, soccer, being a playboy. I love taking risks.
9/2/03
Lynda Risucci writes:
Occupation: Administrative Assistant/Legal Assistant for Union Pacific Railroad Company Law Department, Roseville, California.
Bio: I have been working in the legal field since graduating from high school.  I worked several years for personal injury attorneys in the Sacramento area.  Decided to switch to the defense side, and have been working with the Roseville Law Department for the Union Pacific Railroad for the past five years and hope to retire there.
   Bought a house out in Roseville nine years ago and have watched Roseville "grow up." Hope to some day move up to Newcastle or somewhere up in the hills to escape "subdivision" living.  Would love to have acreage some day and have room to breathe!
Trivia: Can't really think of any.  I did win a trip for two to Europe when I was 19 from FM102.  It was a blast.  Ten countries in two weeks. Got to experience Italy for the first time and can't wait to go back!
Friends: Lost contact with everyone, with the exception of Kerry Stewart, who I see from time-to-time (I am good friends with his brother, Keven). Recently, I have exchanged emails with Samantha, Jenna, and Tiffany Powell, which has been great.  Hope to see them all (and everyone else) in July!
Hobbies: I love to run and try to do fun runs on the weekends for all the different charities in the area. Have completed a half marathon, and hope to run a marathon - someday..
   And, for more excitement (?), I work at the Pottery Barn at the Galleria Mall usually one night a week, as I seem to be addicted to buying their merchandise.  Can't beat the discount, and it is a fun store to work at (after working eight hours in an office during the day!).  Come in and say hi!
   I also try to spend my free time volunteering with Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue.  It is a great organization that my friend got me involved me.  I am a "foster mom" for dogs in need of temporary homes.  Problem is, I want to keep every dog I take in, so this remains to be a "problem" for me.  I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this organization.
Kids: I don't have any "human" kids...yet, but hope to.  I do have a Golden Retriever, Tucker, whom I love to death.  My first "kid" was a German Shepherd, Justice, who was my pride and joy.  He was 110 pounds of love.  Was the best companion, running partner, and protector I could have asked for.  Lost him last Summer.  Worst day of my life. 
Grade_school: Wilson Elementary School, San Bernardino, California.
Junior_high: Golden Valley Junior High School, San Bernardino, California.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Lawrence, English Teacher.  Wonderful person and teacher. 
4/29/03
Nikki Nichols writes:
Occupation: I work at Scoggan Co.,Inc dba Drive Line Service of Sacramento were I am office manager and account manager.
Bio: In February 1983 I turned 18 and decided to sign myself out of Encina. My mother had a fit but sent me to Winterstein Adult ed to "finish" School. Since I had already paid for my Hawaii Senior trip I decided I was going anyway. I went to Hawaii and didn't return for a year and a half. Most of it was a blurr but I learned alot about people and myself. I came home and met my husband at T.G.I. Fridays and 17 years later have a home,two kids,two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard, Ha Ha I couldn't resist. I have been in Elk Grove for 15 years.
Trivia: I never participated in things at school. Now I'm involved in too many things!!! I am always at swim meets because my son swims at Arden Hills and both my kids swim on their High school teams.I've volunteered for fundraising for sober grad night,took on seven junior high school students as their coach for oddesey of the mind and am helping with sober grad night for Laguna High School. Maybe I'm making up for missing out back then.
Friends: I came to Encina in my Junior Year. I remember meeting Traci Mott on registration day. She was new and so was I so it just seemed like we should hang out together. That was the best year I ever had in High School! We became friends with Julie Cox,Syndee Flemmer,Jim March, Randy Wall and Dusty Garver. I had a boyfriend from another school but we would get together most weekends. When I saw on the news that Randy had died I was so sad. I've lost contact with everyone from high school mainly because I didn't come back from Hawaii for so long.
Hobbies: Righ now I don't have a life, My kids are my life but after they leave the nest I plan on lots of R and R with my husband in warm sunny places. I like to go wine tasting and outlet shopping, when I have spare time.
Kids: My daughter, Brandy is a junior at Laguna Creek High School. She is an excellent writer and maintains a 4.+ GPA. She writes for the school newspaper. Brandy plays water polo in the fall and swims in the spring. B.J.(Byron James)is 14 and a freshman at Jesuit High School. He maintains a 3.+ GPA an is enjoying school. He has been swimming for Arden Hills for four years. Look for his name in the oylmpics 2008!
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Lawrence, English, He used to do the weirdest stuff that would always get my attention. Senor Gonzales, Spainish III, He would show up at my work in the afternoon if I cut his class and ask me why I could be at work and not at school. At the time it was annoying but looking back it's not so annoying anymore.
Favorite_memory: My Junior prom was my favorite memory from Encina. I don't remember who was King or Queen just that Mike (my boyfriend from Bella Vista)and I were hanging out with Traci,Dusty,Jim,Randy,Julie and I forgot the rest.I remember laughing alot.
3/31/03
Julie Cox writes:
Occupation: Flight Attendant, Mother
Bio: After Encina I did some traveling and had several jobs, ran a small business for 5 and was married for 3 years. I went to work for American
Airlines after that and have been on the move ever since.
Trivia: Nothing really WOW, but did manage to get my Rescue Diver certification and lived and worked at a resort in Jamaica for awhile. I also
got my private pilots license and now live in a residential airpark with my husband and two children in Jupiter, Florida. I've moved at LEAST 15 times
in 13 years ,however, I think I've finally settled down since I've been in Jupiter for 5 years now. Thank goodness!!
Friends: Best friend from birth is Syndee Crill (Cynthia Flemmer) and we are still in contact even though thousands of miles apart. Valerie Gervin,
Debbie Hughes, Bonnie Baldwin keeping in touch through e-mail. Lost contact with Tracy Mott, Rhett Reese, Jim March, Dusty Garver, Tova Hinderstein. Fondly remember: Marcy Gisser 81, Luana Ogawa 81, Tom Valenzeula 81, JC Quirk 81, Jill Garner, Therese Niederberger, Laurie Allen, Traci Schumacher, Susan Golfried, Peter Budlong, Letia Bowman, Tony White, Penny Bliss, Nikki Nichols, Whoaa!!! theres too many to mention I hope I see you all at the reunion.  Sadly: Randy Wall and Ian Hutchinson who've passed.
Hobbies: Favorite thing these days is being home for my family, Rare fruit and exotic gardening (everything grows here), DIY around the house, and
carpentry. I started asking for my own tools a couple of years ago as presents and now I'm unstoppable. I just finished a major remodel on our
kitchen which included taking out load bearing walls, installing cabinets, plumbing, electrical etc. I can hardly believe that I can actually make
something that looks pretty darn good, for "a girl". My motto is "with the right tool, anything is possible!!".  One of my projects is pictured on a
website by Tanglewood Designs at www.playhousedesigns.com/abbeyville.html . Great website for kids stuff and DIYers like me.
Kids: Three great kids: Sarah 9(really smart, not like me) and Riley 5 (really sweet, just like me!!), and depending on the time of day, my Husband
Bob 44 LOL!! He's sweet too (well, sometimes) and even has his own website since he is building a plane in his spare time. It is www.f1-rocketboy.com
Grade_school: Merryhill Country Day and Cottage Elementary
Grade_school_friends: From Merryhill: Syndee Flemmer, Rhett Rheese, Page Eagan (I had a crush on him even in junior high). From Cottage: Val Gervin, Bonnie Baldiwn, Sue Cook, Mary Spencer, Andrea Howard, Tom Anderson (I still have a Christmas ornament that you made and think of you every Christmas). Mr Hagwoods class and the Mean Machine!!
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: I confess I had to look at my yearbook because it was so long ago!!Debbie Hughes, Bonnie Baldwin, Kris Wiley, Lorie Dickson,
Laurie Reese, Heather Stanton, Matt Albright, Brian (Piper) Blease, everyone in Band!!!  and Mr. Klinkenborg who talked me into playing the
sousaphone(tuba)!! "?One time, in band camp, ..." LOL!
Memorable_teachers: My favorite classes were: Ceramics with Mr. Dalton (I even have my own kiln now and enjoy showing my kids the magic of firing glazed ceramics.), Mr. Chambers' Art class, Mrs. Young's computer class (she was so funny and always had chalk on her nose!) AND, I will never Forget Mr. Ash from Auto shop and all the times he made me write "I will not be late for class".
Favorite_memory: My favorite memories are Dress up days, pep rallies, dances, senior lawn, the Snack Bar,  the Encina Asylum newspaper (still have some), walking to the Village Theater every Friday night with Matt Albright and Mike Baylor, my first car, bus trips with the wrestling team, AND when I was "late" again for Mr. Ash's class, just skipping school for the whole day and going to Boreal for the day to ski!!!
2/27/03
Tiffany Powell writes:
Occupation: teach Spanish at UCLA
Bio: studying, traveling, studying more, traveling more, moving here and there, studying more, meeting lots of people
Trivia: I finished a Ph.D.  That was hard! 
Friends: I remember a lot of good friends and very nice people at Encina, and have lost contact with everyone. Sorry!
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks School
Junior_high: J-O-N-A-S...S-A-L-K...LET'S GO!
Memorable_teachers: All the teachers were great (except for that math teacher who used to "allow" us to sit on his lap during break.  Remember him?)  Señor Gonzalez probably sticks out most in my mind since we all went to Mexico for eight crazy days and I continued on with Spanish.  I appreciated Mr. Sander a lot.
Favorite_memory: Lots of good memories.  I think our class had a lot of spirit.  Rallies, games, parties.  What an innocent time back then.  Lots of drama too, right?  Doing math homework on the phone with Eric Johnson and Peter Budlong. 
Story:  I don't know if I should share this:  The Spanish Club went to Mexico. One of the first days in Mexico my two crazy roommates and I got in big trouble. (I want to say one roommate was Kris Bacagalupi?  I'm really bad with names.)  Anyway, we had already been busted for walking the hotel hallways after curfew.  To make matters worse, we called the boys and invited them to our room.  (And I think the boys were Matt Kirk, Steve Knight and Jeff Vetter, maybe?)  We were going to play a prank on them.  Since the door locked automatically when closed, we propped the door open a bit and turned off the light.  When we heard the knock on the door, we started making "sex" noises, pretending we were having sex and trying to say sexy things in Spanish.  When we heard the knock louder, we made louder sex noises.  Suddenly we heard a male voice:  "Are there any Encina High School Spanish students in there?!" the voice demanded.  It was Mr. Gonzalez!  That was SO embarrassing! He came to tell us we were grounded and couldn'
comments: I am looking for Eric Johnson and Jim Shoemaker.  Please get in touch with me. 
I am really thankful to have attended such a nice high school.  With all the craziness going on now in the world, it is nice to have some good teenage memories in my head.  I hope everyone is well and happy in their lives.  And I am sorry for those classmates who have already passed.  Peace to all.
2/26/03
Cindy West writes:
Occupation: writer/editor/proofreader; half-time legal secretary
Bio: Work/School: 1983-83: Worked for Calif. Dept. of Parks & Recreation, at the Old Governor's Mansion, Sutter's Fort, and Sugar Pine Point. 1985-97: Worked for the Rideshare program of CalTrans/Sacramento Area Council of Governments until it got downsized to almost nothing.  1997-2000: Attended CSUS full time and finally finished my B.A. in English, with minors in Latin and Statistics.  Now: Working for Dan Gallery, an attorney specializing in water rights; working sort of on call for the South Natomas Transportation Management Association (once a transportation geek, always a transportation geek); working with my partner, Joan, on our writing/editing/etc. business, Women of Words; editing the weekly newsletter of First United Methodist Church.
Personal stuff: Came out of the closet right after high school. Scampered back in not much later--boy do I not miss the 80s. "Got saved" in late '88 and spent about 7 years trying real hard to be a good little ungay right-winger (got the emotional scars & memorized Bible verses to prove it). Finally concluded that God loves and prefers me the way God created me, got some good therapy, came back out of the closet, and got disowned by a whole church and my best friends. Found a church (First UMC) that isn't into disowning. Found new friends. Found love with my best friend Joan (7 years in May). Meanwhile, dealt with a seizure disorder which the nice folks at Kaiser insisted for years was imaginary--it's not, and I'm very thankful for anticonvulsants. I run marathons now--Dublin (Ireland) in 2001, Portland (Oregon) in 2002, Boston this coming April.
Trivia: I raised $6600 for the American Diabetes Association in 2001 and ran the Dublin Marathon for Team Diabetes.
Kristine LiVecchi ('84) recently received the same scholarship at CSUS that I received when I was there. Go Krist!
Friends: Maya Ibser, Eric Storm, Mark Winchester, Diana Majesty (now Amber Zicaro), Lisa Kuhl, Michael Smith, Kristine LiVecchi, Elisabeth (Lisa) Nunziato ('85? I see her every once in a while when we go to a play she's in), others of course. I was a mess in high school, but I had great friends to see me through the darkness.
Hobbies: Running. Cooking, especially Indian food. Reading. Doing New York Times crosswords. Going to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year with Joan. Singing in the church choir.
Kids: We only have the furry kind: Tigger, Ophelia, George--our cats. Thanks to my sister (Cara, '85), I have an adorable nephew.
Grade_school: We moved to Sacramento when I started 7th grade at Salk. Grade school was in Santa Barbara and Middletown.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk.
Junior_high_friends: Eric, Michael, Diana/Amber, David Casavantes (he went to Rio)
Memorable_teachers:
Joe Lawrence--I write and run because of him.  Thanks, Joe.
Susie McGuire--a great friend to me in hard times.
Jack Carey--a dear man.
Hazel Watters--she gave me a passing grade in Physics! Ha!
Lynn Begg--she's my mom.  Hi Mom! You rock!
Favorite_memory: I don't know--perhaps playing the piano for the choirs the year after graduation.
2/13/03
Mary Spencer writes:
Occupation: Office Manager for a Medical Transcription Company in Augusta Georgia
Bio: Well lets see... I ran and co owned a Beauty Supply and Salon with my Brother Bill untill I got married in 1991. Married a guy in the Navy Moved to Longbeach CA. Moved to Bremerton Washington were I lived for 3 years, then moved to Topeka KS were I was divorced. Had a son from that marriage His name is Spencer.( currently living with his father) I met my sole mate (David) in Topeka of all places and we were married On April 6th 1996. We  moved to the arm pit of Kansas (Junction City) Were David was stationed at Fort Riley, were we had our first son Chance. David was transfered to Korea and I moved to Nashville Tn, while he spent a year in Korea. Then it was off to Fort Sam Houston Tx. Yee Ha for 2 Years were David was medically discharge for knee problems. We moved back to Nashville were we bought a home in Greenbrier which is 30 min north of Nashville. We had our second son Jared in May of 2000. I currently work full time and I am in the process of opening up a new office for my company here in Nashville.
Trivia: Won a contest on the radio and got to meet Kenny Rodger's in person. Sat in on a press conference, and got to have dinner with Kenny and his wife.. Kenny also signed a copy of his current book out for me..
Friends: My Best friends let see Bonny Baldwin, Heather Stanton, Kathryn Stanton, Andrea Howard. Lost contact with all except Kathryn..
Hobbies: Reading, Walking, Playing with my Boys
Kids: Spencer is 10 and lives with his dad in Topeka,KS Spence is a straight A student..
Chance is 6 and in the first grade. A straight A Student and very funny!!
Little Jared is 2 going on 6. Wanting to do all the things his Bubba does.. He is a little lover and Mom is sure enjoying it while it lasts..
Grade_school: Cottage
Grade_school_friends: Heather Stanton,Bonny Baldwin, Penny Bliss and Darlene
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Heather Stanton. Most of my friend in Junior high were my brother Bill's friends..
Memorable_teachers: I can't remember her name at this moment but she was the typing teacher. I took typing in both Junior high and then all 4 years at Encina, were I continued on at American River College. Who knew you could actually type over 120 words a minute with no letters on the keys?
Favorite_memory: That would have to be Cheerleading and Drill Team. Favorite memory? Well that is a toss up. It would  either have to be walking across the Quad with Glen Hershey holding the back of my cheerleading skirt up. Thanks Glenn.. Or Falling off the top of the Pyramid and being caught by one of the mascots at a homecomming rally.
Sibling_info: Susan Spencer, Tom Spencer, Kathy Spencer, Ray Spencer
11/25/02
Pam Kay writes:
Occupation: I am the Manager, Basketball Operations for the WNBA Sacramento Monarchs and during our off-season I work for the NBA Sacramento Kings!
Bio: Since graduation I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up.  I just kinda fell into basketball again after always being a big fan!
Trivia: I worked at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta!
Friends: I have been back in Sacramento since 1995 and I never see anyone I knew from Encina!  I do see Jerianne Gerloff (Shumway)very often and her two very adorable sons call me Aunt Pam which is good since I am an only child and won't have nieces or nephews of my own!
Hobbies: I am a sports junkie and obviously basketball plays a big part of my life.  I am a shopaholic and I love to travel.  The past few years I have been going on cruises - which I LOVE!  I also do lots of Arts and Crafts - yeah I am your typical NERD!
Kids: Well I have two cats that have to suffice for now as my children - Jordan who is almost 8 years old and a year old "still a kitten" Annie who is in her "stalking stage"!
Grade_school: I went to about 3 different grade schools.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Jerianne is the only person I remember from junior high - which I know is lame b/c I know that I should remember a lot more!
Memorable_teachers: Fig - of course - and Mr. Lawrence who taught me my love of literature that I still have today!
Favorite_memory: The rallies!
Story: For some reason I have this memory of Matt Albright making fun of me in the school newspaper because he thought I had a crush on him and I'm sure that at the time I was devastated but now it makes me giggle.  For the record though - it was always Matt Kirk I had the crush on!  =)
11/4/02
Bill DiPinto writes:
Occupation: Transportation Engineer with Cal Trans
Bio: Wondering how I REALLY graduated form Encina.
Friends: Jay Young,Randy Wall, Dusty Carver, Ian Hutington to say a few..Chris Baker was my step sister at that time.
Hobbies: Computers,Golf and ANTHING pertaining to Money$$$.
Kids: I am officially expecting my FIRST child in April 2001. I have two step daugthers that are in there teens..YIKES!!
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Benner, a History teacher..why? becuase she gave me my FIRST passing grade!! hahaha
Favorite_memory: Tying a car up in a tree.right in front of Quad..LOL
12/6/01
Charlene Harrison writes:
Occupation: Writer, Artist
Bio: After graduation I worked full time at a Skipper's restaurant and tried to decide what I wanted to do with my life.  I seriously considered signing up for the Air Force, and was in that process when I met my husband, Allen.  I had taken a part-time Christmas job with the Sears in the Arden Fair Mall, and he was a plain-clothes security agent there, working his way through college. It was practically love at first sight, and we were married the spring of 1984.  He had just graduated from Sac State with a degree in Criminal Justice, and was in the Army Reserves, preparing for a tour of active duty.  So I became an Army wife rather than an Air Force one!  It was actually quite fun: we were assigned stateside the entire time, first in Alabama, then Virginia and finally Washington state.  We played golf and traveled a lot, visiting Washington D.C., the Florida coast, and even went fishing in an aluminum fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean!  Our two oldest children, Steven and Margaret, were born during those years.   After Allen's return to the Army Reserves in 1988, we came home to California so that we could be closer to family.  The rest of our children were born there, where we were surrounded by loving extended family on both sides.  While my husband built his career, I continued to be a homemaker and I devoted myself to homeschooling our school-age children.  Along the way, I learned to sew and do many artistic crafts, which I still enjoy.  In 1994 Allen was promoted within his company, RadioShack, to manage a store in Rhonert Park.  We moved to Petaluma, where the World Wrist Wrestling Championships are held every year.  I suppose the notoriety of the town inspired me, and I began writing short stories and poetry. My first story, "Midnight Surprise", was published the following year.  In 1998 my husband was promoted again, this time halfway across the country, to South Dakota.  We spent two years in Aberdeen, where I worked as a freelance journalist for the local newspaper and learned public speaking.  My husband was promoted again in March of 2000, training as a District Manager for RadioShack.  Currently (11/01) we live in Fargo, North Dakota.  
Trivia: in 1997-1999 I was also developing a career as a children's entertainer with the WHIM Agency of Mill Valley, where I organized and performed in children's events, traveling anywhere from San Jose to Napa in my face-painting costumes. (See-- all those art classes really paid off!)
Friends: "Speedbump","Mickey", Steve, Terence, Darryl-- all were great friends.  I have reconnected with "Speedbump" and just sent Terence an email.  But the others I haven't talked to since school.
Hobbies: Writing and painting are my favorite hobbies, of course.  I also love to read, especially the sci-fi/fantasy genre.  I enjoy sewing and doing practically any craft I can get my hands on.  I love to fish and camp with my family, for weeks and weeks.  I golf, though not well.   
Kids: Steve is a junior in highschool as of this writing; he's headed into the military after graduation.  Margaret is a freshman, sensitive and artistic, the only left-handed one like me.  Philip is in junior high, sanguine and outgoing, friends with everyone.  William is in 5th grade, musical and always whistling or playing Robin Hood.  Mark is 9, loyal and affectionate, he's my shopping buddy.  John passed away this past summer, in a swimming accident; he was 7.  He was (and I am sure still is) always smiling and asking lots of questions.  He loved to cook and owned his first cookbook at 5.  John's memorial page is on our church's website, www.prairievewweb.com.  Follow the links in "lives changed".  
Grade_school: South Lake Tahoe Elementary
Junior_high: South Lake Tahoe Middle School
11/6/01
Doyle Boatwright writes:
Occupation: Military Army Infantry
Bio: Since 83 I have been to Germany, Korea twice, Panama, Egypt, Isreal you name it I have bought the T-shirt. I have Been frozen wet and miserable pretty much sums it up. I married in 1986 and divorced 1n 1996 I have two wonderful daughters that live in Germany with my ex, that I havn't seen since 96. I moved to Oregon in the summer of 82 To help take care of my Grandparents however to me I am the class of 83 being that I grew up with most of you from elementary on.
Friends: Steve Donatelli and Jeff Owens
Hobbies: Movies, and what ever seems fun
Kids: one is 9 and the other is 13, what do you buy girls other then clothes?
Grade_school: Cottage
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Mr Greenbaum The Swimming and Polo coach
Heard_about_website_from: Surfing
9/3/01
Lori Poplawski writes:
Occupation: Administrative Supervisor for a local CPA firm
Bio: Yikes! Where do I start?!  Let's see... I got married married at 17 to Jeff Moore and we're still going strong after 18 years (kinda proud of that as not too many people can say that).  I got pregnany my senior year and didn't actually graduate from Encina (finished up at El Camino) although I went there for my Freshman, Sophomore, & Junior years.  We have two kids too.  When our daughter started kindergarden, I went to Heald Business College.  Eventually went to work for a local CPA firm (5 years) and then then owners sold the practice so I went to work for another, substantially larger, firm (been there 11+ years).  In addition to my job with the accounting firm, on the side I'm also a Branch Advisor for the Longaberger Company (maker of handwoven baskets in Ohio) and have been doing that for about 7 years now (love it).
Trivia: Our daughter and I had the same 2nd grade teacher.
Friends: I didn't socialize a lot with people from Encina (hung out with people from Rio).   My best friend was Jill Haney (she has since moved to Texas, is divorced with two kids and seems to be very happy).  As a freshman, also hung out with Lisa Ball and Robin Durham (have no idea what happened to them).  Shared a locker with Kevin Wall... don't know what happened to him either.
Hobbies: Yoga, camping, crafty things when I have the time (almost never!), bunco.
Kids: Lindsey is currently 18 and still lives at home.  She's going to American River (second year) and wants to be a firefighter.  Nicholas is 7 and goes to St. Ignatius.   He loves soccer and basketball.  (We also have 4 cats that are practically our kids too.  *Ü*)
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: (Can't remember any at the moment)
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: At Jonas Salk -- Robin Durham, Jill Haney (plus others from Rio including Jan Adams and Shawna West)
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Carey... only because I had him every year (because of Choral - played piano)... Mr. Figensu (sp?) but only because of those smelly dead cats in the back of the room!  Ug.
Favorite_memory: To be honest with you, highschool is kind of a blur.  Progbably goofed off too much cause nothing in particular stands out.
Sibling_info: Melody Poplawski (sister), Brent Poplawski, Shane Poplawski.
7/5/01
Sue Schott writes:
Occupation: Elementary teacher
Bio: Graduated from Goddard College in Vermont in 1989.  Went to art school in Denmark in 1988 and got my MA from Gonzaga University in Spokane WA in 1999.   Teaching grades 4-6 on Kaua'i (HI) since 1989.  Have 1 child, Linea age 6 and been living with my significant other since 1991. 
Trivia: new nickname- scooby
Friends: Levon Kazarian - talk to regularly
Tom Barter - see annually
Joyce Valenzuela - where are you?
Julie White (aka Horan)  see annually
Hilary Wagner - lives on Mau'i (talk monthly
Lisa Sullivan (Greene) lives on Kaua'i
Chris Bailey - talk to annually
Deleane Dellinger - where are you?
Judy Murphy - where are you?
Kris Bissell - Where are you?
Hobbies: Boogieboarding, Martial arts, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, camping
Kids: Linea age 6 is a total toe head and stands out in a crowd in this local community of Hawaiians, Japanese, Portugese and Filipino kids.  She is in the 2nd grade and surfs on her little 4'5" board like no tomorrow. 
Grade_school: Winterstein
Grade_school_friends: Lisa Sullivan, Julie Horan, Joyce Valenzuela, Tom Barter
Junior_high: Joyce Valenzuela, Lisa Sullivan, Julie Horan, Chris Bailey, Kris Bissell, Tom Barter,
Junior_high_friends: Joyce Valenzuela, Lisa Sullivan, Julie Horan, Chris Bailey, Kris Bissell, tom Barter, Judy Murphy
Memorable_teachers: John Figenshu - because he was the most fair minded, hip individual and went to Dead shows with us!
Favorite_memory: Dissecting a Cat with John Figenshu.
Partying at Powerline park at lunch with John Smith and the class of `82
Playing water polo for Gary Greenbaum.
Sibling_info: Jan Schott (Taylor), Tim Schott
Alumni_with_email: Julie White (Horan)
Alumni_in_contact: Julie Horan, Hillary Wagner, Tom Barter, Levon Kazarian, Jill Hood
6/10/01
Traci Schumacher writes:
Occupation: Legal Assistant for Senior Partner of Mid Town Law Firm
Bio: Since graduation I met my husband Jimmie (who a lot of you have met) when I was 20 and we moved to Santa Cruz for a bit and then to Hollywood where Jimmie was in a band "Macabre Shocks" that achieved mild success by playing at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Strip.  When we decided to get married we moved back home to Sacramento and exchanged vows in November of 1989.  We are extremely happy.  We have no children but two dogs and a cat. He took me to Spain for my birthday last year and we love traveling as often as possible.  We just bought our first house and are looking forward to becoming "do it yourselfers".
Trivia: We have gone to Calvary Christian Center for five years now and are very active in outreach and we both minister in jails and prisons.  I am sure all my old buddies will find that very hard to believe - but it's true.
Friends: My buds were Chris Harbridge, Debbie Hernandez, Ron Schueller, Rob Gleckman, Dusty Garver, Randy Wall, Tim Mellow, Sylvia Bekowitz, the list goes on and on.  The only person I am still in contact with is Ron Schueller, who has a beautiful wife, Julie, and they live happily in Oregon.
Hobbies: My hobbies are traveling, snow skiing, running with my two dogs, reading and I am taking up golf (Jimmie's request)
Kids: Ollie is an Austrailian Shepherd, Blarney is a kelpie (1/2 Aussie and 1/2 Dingo (you know, "the Dingo ate my baby")) and Stump is a Manx cat who is 16 pounds of pure attitude.
Grade_school: Newton Booth
Junior_high: Sutter
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Lamontne the crafts teacher.  He was the bomb.  He taught us all how to be creative in so many areas.
Favorite_memory: Sitting in the passenger's seat while Sylvia drove her jeep THROUGH senior lawn.  I think James took the heat for us on that one - thanks James.
Alumni_in_contact: Ron Schueller
Heard_about_website_from: Karen Johnson-Russell
2/15/01
Darlene Balestrine writes:
Occupation: CUSTODIAN  II
Bio: 1991 I WAS IN A VERY SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT, I WAS IN A COMA FOR 10 WEEKS AND WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 6 MONTHS. I DID NOT RETURN TO WORK FOR 2YEARS 2 MONTHS DUE TO PHYSICAL AND SPEECH THERAPY.  I HAVE RECOVERED 98% BUT STILL HAVE A SPEECH
PROBLEM.
Friends: BEST FRIENDS WERE KIM LAMOTHE, JANNA SNEDDEN & PENNY BLISS. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SYLIVIA BEKOWITZ.
Hobbies: MY DOGS ARE MY HOBBY.
Kids: NONE
Grade_school: COTTAGE ELEMENTARY
Grade_school_friends: PENNY BLISS,JANNA SNEDDEN,DEBBIE HUGHES, BONNIE BALDWIN,
Junior_high: MILLS , EINSTEIN & FERN BACON JUNIOR HIGH
Junior_high_friends: NONE
Memorable_teachers: MR. BRODNANSKY BECAUSE HE WAS VERY CLOSE TO OUR FAMILY, I WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH FFA.
Favorite_memory: ???????
Sibling_info: GEORGE,ALAN & WAYNE BARBARA 69,71 & 77. ???
Alumni_in_contact: KIM LAMOTHE, JANNA SNEDDEN & PENNY BLISS
Heard_about_website_from: KIM LAMOTHE
1/28/01
Randy Wall was the First Heart Transplant Patient at Sutter Memorial in Sacramento and died in Sacramento 2 weeks after his first anniversary of the much publicized transplant. I attended the 1 yr Gala with him and the 9 other patients that followed in his footsteps. I think he should be recognized for this historic event. He has 2 other brothers, one younger Chris-1985 and one older Greg-1982. I know that Chris also developed the same condition as Randy (enlarged Heart) and was also scheduled for a transplant. This was passed on by their Father who also passed at a very young age(Late 40's). He lived in Los Angeles and I do not know what the outcome was of his operation since I have lost touch with his family.   Julie Cox 83
Roxanne Watkins writes:
Occupation: Secretary
Bio: Since graduating, I've been trying to find my niche.  I was a cosmetologist for a few years, went to ARC and got an AA for Business Administration and I'm currently working for the Department of Water Resources in Sacramento as a Secretary.  This seems to be it.
Trivia: I moved to Coosbay, Oregon for six months.  Loved the place, the people weren't so friendly.  Oh yeah!  I rented an apartment from our old VP.  I can't remember his name.  Unfortunately he passed away only months after we reconnected.  He had a sudden heartattack and died in his sleep.
Friends: I came from another District into the 9th grade.  I never really bonded with anyone, but I still would like to keep on contact with the class.
Hobbies: My favorite hobby is reading a good book.  I also like to sew.  I enjoy long walks in beautiful settings.
Kids: I have one child.  Her name is Willow.
Grade_school_friends: The only friends that I remember following me from grade school were John and Walter Zanzy.
Junior_high: Kit Carson Middle School
11/10/00
Bonny Baldwin writes:
homepage: www.madamesidecar.com
Occupation: women's clothing store owner
Bio: Danced for a couple of small ballet companies; got a BA from UCD; was a KPFA radio producer; was a vintage clothing scout for several Bay Area stores; was a high-tech marketing writer; opened and now run a women's clothing store in Santa Cruz, Madame Sidecar
Friends: Best friends were Mark Miller, Heather and Kathryn Stanton, Mary Spencer, Sean Hyde, James Ackley, Wanda Myrick. Major, miserable senior year crush on Eric Johnson (not reciprocated). Have lost touch with all but Wanda.
Hobbies: Native and domestic animal rescue in Santa Cruz County, and fundraising activities to profit same. Volunteering and fundraising for a performing arts organization in Santa Cruz. Following Formula One and CART racing, and being into my Alfa Romeo.
Kids: Don't have or plan to have any.
Grade_school: Cottage
Grade_school_friends: We haven't talked since the reunion, but Valerie Girvin and Eric Storm were my friends from first grade on. Suzette Lawrence was my best friend from about 4th grade through junior high.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Matt Albright, Julie Cox
Memorable_teachers: My English teachers, Mrs. Takeuchi, Mrs. MacKenzie, and Mr. Lawrence--we bonded over depressing literature. I'm grateful to them, because they pushed me hard to develop my writing and critical thinking skills. At that time I thought I was going to be a dancer, but I think they knew better!
Favorite_memory: My favorite memories have to do with drill team practice and performances. One of my least favorite memories is being voted a runner-up for the biggest ego award senior year, which really hurt my feelings.
Story: John Montero gave Mrs. MacKenzie a copy of Interview Magazine that Andy Warhol had signed at the opening of the K Street Mall Emporium, I think. She wasn't that into Andy Warhol, but knew that I was, so she gave it to me when I graduated. I got it framed, and it's hung on the wall of every place I've lived since high school.
10/17/00
Headline: RANDY E. WALL CAPITAL'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT
Publication Date: March 09, 1990
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Obituary: Services for Randy E. Wall, Sacramento's first heart-transplant patient, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 5757 Greenback Lane. Burial will be in East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park.
   Mr. Wall died Wednesday in Sutter Memorial Hospital, where the transplant operation was performed Feb. 16, 1989, and where he was born 25 years ago.
   The lifelong Sacramentan was a graduate of Encina High School. He had worked as a sheet metal installer for Dave's Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning in Sacramento and started back to work three weeks ago.
   Mr. Wall is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lynne and Bill Benson of Sacramento; brothers, Greg Wall of Sacramento and Chris Wall of Los Angeles; sisters, Traci Ditri and Cindy Merical of Sacramento; stepmother, Loretta Wall, stepbrothers, Ken and Scott Nelson, and stepsister, Kristen Nelson, all of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Wall
9/19/00
Headline: IAN F. HUTCHISON Soldier stationed in Germany
Publication Date: February 24, 1991
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Obituary: Services are pending for Army Spec. Ian F. Hutchison, who died last week of unknown causes in Bremerhaven, Germany. He was 26.
  His mother, Karin Bunch of Sacramento, said Army officials reported that Mr. Hutchison became ill and was taken to a hospital. He died unexpectedly Tuesday. An autopsy is pending.
  He was assigned to the U.S. Army's 69th Transportation Company.
  Mr. Hutchison was born Nov. 28, 1964, in Tucson, Ariz., and moved to Sacramento when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Encina High School in 1983, and joined the Army in April 1989.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his father, Robert B. Hutchison of Newcastle; a brother, Robert H. Hutchison of Sacramento; grandmothers, Betty Hellwig of Vacaville and Eva Hutchison of Arizona; and stepfather, Duane Bunch of Sacramento.
  Funeral services will be held after the remains arrive from Germany. The family asked that any contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
9/15/00
Andrea Howard writes:
Occupation: Corporate Travel Coordinator for Airborne Express
Bio: I worked as a leisure travel agent for a few years, enjoyed the perks and traveled alot.  I went back to school, Sac City, Florida International University and graduated from Sac State with a degree in International Relations and minor is Spanish.   While going to school, Emily Marchant and I were roommates.  In 1994 I met my husband, Mark Bickham, who was playing pro-indoor soccer for the Sacramento Knights. In 1995, I moved to Seattle. We got married last August, 1999, my bridesmaid's included my sister, Sally Howard Ash, Emily Marchant and Samantha Schell.  We bought a house in 1998 at Alki in West Seattle.  Erik Hutton and John Jensen also live in the Pacific Northwest and we see each other. 
Trivia: Still love the Yankees, Lakers and the Stones. Some things never change.
Hobbies: Love to watch sports, spend time with my husband, my step-daughter and our two Dalmatians.  TRAVEL!
Kids: I have an 8 year old step-daughter named Alexis. And, I consider our two Dalmatians, Buster and Dottie, my children.
Grade_school: Cottage School
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Fig, because he was Fig.
Favorite_memory: Well, there are so many, but one favorite is when Bobby Pasley hung a sign that said "Christmas is coming, Let's Ring Belle" because of our, well, dislike of the Vice Prinicpal.  Another is of the Backwards Rallies when the guys dressed up in our cheerleading outfits and cheered, Basketball games against RIO.
Sibling_info: Sally Howard Ash 1985
Alumni_in_contact: Emily Marchant, Samantha Schell, Erik Hutton, John Jensen and of course, my sister, Sally Howard Ash
Heard_about_website_from: my sister, Sally Howard Ash
4/29/00
Janna Snedden writes:
Occupation: MOTHER
Bio: I MARRIED JAMES CURTIS IN 1986 (CLASS OF 82) WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN
I WORKED FOR WEINSTOCKS , HILTON AND PARAGON I HAVE BEEN A STAY AT HOME MOM FOR 11YEARS
Friends: DARLENE BALESTRINE PENNY BLISS DUSTY GARVER DEBBIE HUGHES DIANA ROACH JULIE BAXTER SHANNON REICH KIM LAMOTHE SUZY BENSON WALTER ZANZE TY BEDEGREW DIANE HAGY
DAVID THORSTAD BETSY STEWART
Hobbies: ROLLER BLADING WALKING
Kids: JANNA BORN MAY 29,88 SOFTBALL PLAYER AWESOME VOLLEYBALL PLAYER
JAKE BORN APRIL 18,90 BASEBALL PLAYER LOVES GOLF
JAYME BORN APRIL 16,92 CHEERLEADER STRAIGHT A STUDENT
Memorable_teachers: MR B EVERYTHING HE TAUGHT ME I STILL KNOW TODAY HE CARED SO MUCH FOR ALL OF HIS STUDENTS WE REALLY MATTERED TO HIM
Favorite_memory: DRILL TEAM CHEERLEADING MEETING JAMES FFA PARTIES
Alumni_in_contact: DARLENE BALESTRINE TY BEDEGREW DUSTY GARVER DAVID THORSTAD DIANE HAGY DEBBIE HUGHES KENDALL TUNING GUY CHAFFIN
Heard_about_website_from: MRS GUY CHAFFIN
4/29/00
JeriAnne Shumway writes:
Occupation: Regional Account Manager for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals & Mother
Bio: Attended & Graduated California State University, Sacramento.
Worked for Pfizer since graduation in 1988.
Friends: Shannon Walton (Still very close friends), Peter Budlong, Heidi Brott, Jeannie Arneson, Linda Risuchi
Hobbies: Being a mom & enjoying my kids. Avid jogger.
Kids: Two beautiful boys...Jacob 5 (Born 1993); Joshua 2 (Born 1996)
Grade_school: Greer Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Shannon Reich, Peter Budlong
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Shannon Reich, Heidi Brott
Favorite_teachers: Ms. Kojima, Mr. Dutton, Mr. Figenshu
Heard_about_website_from: Terry Reed (mother)
Yvonne Paul writes:
Trivia: I have married, had 2 children one boy age 10 and one girl age 7. I have moved to several different places over the years. I am now happily divorced. In Kansas I became a certified EMT Intermediate or EMT 2 as it is known here. I could not get recertified here in California because I moved back to late in the year for a refresher course. My certification has since expired.
Hobbies: My hobby is surfing the web for all the info about everything I can.
Kids: My kids are the greatest very well mannered and smart. I don't know where they get it from because I certainly did not do well in school.
Heard_about_website_from: surfing
Charlene Hollaway writes:
homepage: www.rpnet.net/~therien
Bio: Since graduation, I've married, had a family, and pursued a career in entertainment.
Trivia: I'm an author, with three published works so far.
Hobbies: My hobbies are painting, writing, reading, handicrafts, entertaining, travel, camping, hiking and bicycling.
Kids: I have six children, ages 13 to 4. Five boys and one girl, all great kids.
 
 
 
 
 

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