PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL
RECENT CLASS NEWS
(LATEST NEWS ON TOP)


 
  

This page is added to post recent news, both happy and sad, to keep class members up to date with the Class of 1957.
Photos from the 2017 60th Class Reunion have been posted for those who weren't able to attend the reunion.
We are also maintaining the photos from the 2007 50th Class Reunion and the 2012 55th Class Reunion for those who want to relive those reunions.



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Joseph J. "Joe" Ehret III
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Laguna Woods, CA
March 7, 2020



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Bonnie Taylor Wulff
She attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
She resided in Menands, NY
February 13, 2020


Darrell Nelson
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Darrell Leonard (AKA Ealson) Nelson
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Leeds, UT
October 4, 2019
(Notification provided by wife Donna)



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Dennis Christopher Jakob
He attended William McKinley Junior High School
He resided in Calistoga, CA
July 2019



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Karen Ruth Startup Barrett
She resided in Provo, UT
June 2019


Erica Sweeting
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Erica Judith Sweeting Goode, M. D.
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Richmond, CA
June 15, 2019


Bill Bowling
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
John William "Bill" Bowling
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Sierra Madre, CA
May 29, 2019



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Alyce Davis Howard
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Carlsbad, CA
January 5, 2019


Steve White
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Stephen Laertes White
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in the Bahamas
February 2018
(Photo from 50th Class Reunion)



Dear Classmates,  It has been unusually quiet since the 60th high school class reunion last August.  It would seem that "no news" is "good news."  Please keep us informed of any status changes you become aware of, both for yourselves and fellow classmates.  Thanks.
  The Reunion Committee.



Carol Hollingsworth Gingrich
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Carolyn "Carol" Hollingsworth Gingrich
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Madison, WI
October 24, 2017
Carol, too, was one of our most loyal classmates.
She will be greatly missed.  Our condolences to Mike and the family.


Larry Stump
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Larry Stump
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Palm Desert, CA
October 19, 2017


Phil Chelsvig
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Philip "Phil" Chelsvig
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Arcadia, CA
September 1, 2017
Phil was one of our most loyal classmates.
He will be greatly missed.  Our condolences to his family.



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Sandra Goode Larsen
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Irvine, CA
2015



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Carlton "Carl" Service
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Arcadia, CA
April 26,1991
(Recently reported by Wendy Alexander Brown and Janace Witherell Cole)



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Joyce Rae French Glenn
She attended William McKinley Junior High School
She resided in Prescott Valley, AZ
2015


Dick Clark
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Bror Richard "Dick" Clark
He attended William McKinley Junior High School
He resided in Sierra Madre, California
July 26, 2017
Photo of Jan and Dick Clark from the 55th year reunion



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Linda Markuson Bray
She attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
She resided in Rancho Mirage, CA
February 6, 2017



Ted Searls
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Robert Tedford "Ted" Searls
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Glendora, California
March 11, 2014


Felice Giacalone McLane
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Felice Giacalone McLane
She joined us during our senior year
She resided in Ridgecrest, CA
February 18, 2017


Lee Olhoffer
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Lee Olhoffer
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
March 29, 2017


Mary Rasmussen Hopman
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Mary Elizabeth Rasmussen Hopman
She attended William McKinley Junior High School
She resided in Merzhausen, Germany
April 30, 2017


Kenneth Olesen
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Kenneth Olesen
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Altadena, CA
January 3, 2016



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Jeanne Orr Wilhelmy
She attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
She resided in Irvine, CA



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
David Hofstad
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Victorville, CA




We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Dennis Holman
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Port Hadlock, WA



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
David McBurney
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Rio Rico, AZ



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Fred Gaggero
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Ventura, CA
October 22, 2015



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Dorothy "Dotty" Schleimer Jansen
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Las Vegas, NV
November 2015


After the first 60th year reunion e-mailing, we had a number of e-mails bounce.  We suspected the reason may be that some of these classmates are deceased.  Sadly, we found this to be the case.  Our roster sleuth, Janace Witherell Cole, went through the "bounced" list, and we found the following ten classmates to be deceased.  Thank you for your efforts, Janace. 



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Stephen F. Peters
He attended William McKinley Junior High School
He resided in Pasadena, CA
December 7, 2012



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
JoAnne Lousine Karagozian Galloshian
She attended William McKinley Junior High School
She resided in Agoura Hills, CA
May 20, 2016



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Robert Lee Wells
He attended Junior High School in New Mexico
He resided in Applegate, OR
June 8, 2015



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Linda Anne Braden Addleman
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in San Diego, CA
December 18, 2014



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Thomas Alfred Appleford
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Camarillo, CA
September 14, 2016
For those who knew Tom, his obituary is available.



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Carol Ann McPheeters
She attended Junior High School in Utah
She resided in Pleasant Grove, UT
April 15, 2014



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Leonard T. Frederick
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
April 15, 2013



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Robert L. Haeussler
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
November 16, 2014



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Daniel F. Parker
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
2011



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Richard Daniels
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Destin, FL
September 27, 2016
For those who knew Dick, his impressive obituary is available. A true patriot.


Janace Witherell Cole, our class roster chairperson, has been searching Internet databases for information on our "lost" classmates.  Thank you for your efforts, Janace.  The easiest ones to search for are our male classmates
(last name unchanged); our female classmates, this may not be so and are more difficult to search for.
Janace recently found four of our classmates now deceased.  They are listed below.



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Gary Ruffner
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
June 2, 2012



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
John Edwin Holmes
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
March 13, 2010



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Robert B. Montgomery
He attended William McKinley Junior High School
December 15, 2008



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Carl Peirce
He attended William McKinley Junior High School
March 24, 2006



We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Gary Wallace Leek
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Costa Mesa, CA
October 23, 2015


Terry Battelle
Terry Battelle, our inspirational PHS Class of 1957 leader for many years, is recovering from a serious illness at his home in Henderson, NV.  At this point, Terry feels he can no longer serve as principal contact for receiving and forwarding updated information profiles from fellow classmates and for leading the effort to find "lost" classmates.  These duties will now be assumed by Janace Witherell Cole and Don Hilgendorf.  The class website has been updated to reflect these changes. 

Thank you, Terry, for your dedicated service to the Class of 1957 for so many years.
 
Please keep Terry and Brenda in your thoughts and prayers.




We are happy to report that our classmate William "Bill" Laurence Pyle has found us!
He resides in Brier, WA.  He attended John Marshall Junior High School.
(Bill provided a photo of the 6th grade class of George Ellery Hale Elementary School from 1951)


Our friend and classmate Charles "Chuck" Lesher passed away April 19, 2015, as memorialized below.
His burial at Arlington National Cemetery took place November 12, 2015.
Charles Lesher was honored by his beloved country as a true patriot and hero.

Dave Cantrell produced a YouTube slide show of the burial that can be viewed using the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awQNNt6sIX8&feature=em-upload_owner

A video of Chuck's burial can also be viewed (link below).  It includes a fifteen minute Changing of the Guard
 ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery scenes at the beginning of the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd1nanLIUtg

A photo of Chuck's headstone at Arlington National Cemetery can also be viewed.


Herb Koch
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Herbert Koch
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Fontana, CA
April 28, 2015
This photo of Herb is from the 40th Reunion booklet.


Geri Berry
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Geraldyne (Geri) Berry Filhart
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Arcadia, CA
August 11, 2015



Carol Claybrook Sutherland
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Carol Claybrook Sutherland
She attended Charles W. Eliot Junior High School
She resided in Spokane, WA
May 25, 2015
This photo of Carol appeared with her obituary in the Spokane Spokesman-Review.


Sheila Grattan
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Sheila Grattan
She resided in Palm Springs, CA
April 16, 2015
This photo of Sheila is from the 50th Class Reunion.


Chuch Lesher
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Charles "Chuck" Lesher
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Akron, OH
April 19, 2015
Chuck served as a Captain in the Marine Corps in Vietnam for over five years.
He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.



Butrch Howard
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Harold "Butch" Howard, Jr.
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Oceanside, CA
April 16, 2015
This whimsical photo is of Butch Howard and his wife Alyce Davis Howard,
who is also our Pasadena High School Class of 1957 classmate.


Katie Tolbert Bartlett
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Katherine "Katie" Tolbert Bartlett
She attended William Mckinley Junior High School
She resided in Upland, CA
March, 2015


Brent Manning
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Brent Charles Manning
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in San Marcos, CA
July 30, 2014
This photo of Brent and June Manning was taken at the 2014 Mini-Reunion.


55th Reunion Booklet Cover
A belated, but nevertheless, heartfelt thanks to Barby Wells Gilbert and her team for producing the 55th Reunion Booklet.  A great deal of effort was required.  The photos were wonderful and the class roster that was compiled will be of great help in keeping track of our classmates in the coming years.  Thanks again, Barby!!


Wes Seegers
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Weldon Wesley "Wes" Seegers
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Orange, CA
January 28, 2014


Phil Andrews
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Phillip "Phil" Andrews
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Surprise, AZ
January 15, 2014


Betsy Kingsbury
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Elizabeth "Betsy" Kingsbury Ellsworth
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Redlands, CA
January 13, 2014
This photo of Betsy is from the 55th Class Reunion.


Jay Kennelly
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Jay Kennelly
He resided in both Glasston, ND and Pasadena, CA
October 26, 2013
This photo of Jay is from his 50th birthday party.


Don Drageset
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Don Drageset
He attended John Marshall Junior High School
He resided in Nevada City, CA
June 13, 2013


Pat Hampton
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Palesteen "Pat" Hampton Obey
She attended William McKinley Junior High School
She resided in Pasadena, CA
June 2013


Michael Lenhart
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Michael J. Lenhart
He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
He resided in Sierra Madre, CA
October 2012
This photo of Mike is from our 50th class reunion.


Margie Eaton Johnson
We mourn the death of our friend and classmate
Margery Eaton Johnson
She attended John Marshall Junior High School
She resided in Tigard, OR
May 2013
This photo of Margie is from our 50th class reunion.


As of April 2012, Dave Cantrell has agreed to become our class treasurer.  Thank you, Dave.  Dave takes over for Jack Hayes, who passed away in November 2010.  Jack assumed the duties of treasurer after the planning "camp" held at Peggy Finn Aga's home in Los Osos, CA in August 2000 for the 45th reunion.  He managed the finances for the 45th and 50th reunions, including collecting and depositing classmate's attendance checks and paying the bills for the reunions.  He reported class finances to reunion committee members.  Jack kept our class finances in good order and we thank him for his dedicated service.


Jack Hayes All too soon, our friend and fellow classmate, Jack Hayes,  lost his battle with cancer on Monday,  November 22, 2010.  Jack was one of our most loyal classmates through the years.  He attended the "camp" organized by Peggy Finn Aga at her home in Los Osos in August 2000 prior to the 45th reunion, and agreed to become the treasurer of our Class of 1957.  He kept our class finances on a firm footing up until the time earlier in 2010 when he felt he could no longer fulfill those duties.  We have lost a great friend and he too will be greatly missed.   


Gino Mangione
Our friend and fellow classmate, Gino Mangione, lost his battle with cancer in the late evening hours of Saturday, November 20, 2010.  Gino was very active in student body activities during our Pasadena school years.  At John Marshall Junior High School, Gino was a Student Government Spring Commissioner.  Gino served as our Senior Class President during our senior year at Pasadena High School.  The photo at left was taken at the 50th reunion, where we were able to enjoy his friendship once again.  Gino will be greatly missed.


All too soon, we are again saddened to inform you that our classmate Sue Osborne Neustein passed away on May 20, 2008 from the complications of treatment for cancer.  Like Peggy, Sue was deeply involved in our class reunion activities.  Sue provided great help at the 45th and 50th reunions.  Those close to Sue knew she was not feeling well at the 50th reunion and it was shortly after that she was diagnosed with cancer.  She also will  be greatly missed.


We are saddened to inform you that our classmate Peggy Finn Aga passed away on March 29, 2008 from cancer.  Peggy was one of our most loyal classmates, deeply involved in organizing our class reunions.  Those who attended the "camp" she organized in August 2000 prior to the 45th reunion two years later will remember the great time we had at her home in Los Osos.  We were blessed to have her help with the 50th reunion and enjoyed her company there.  She will be greatly missed.


Jackie McGuire For those unaware, one of our fellow classmates died tragically during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Our classmate Jacqueline (Jackie) McGuire Norton and her husband Robert Grant Norton were passengers onboard American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  They had moved from California to Maine, and were on their way to visit family in California when their plane was hijacked after taking off from Logan International Airport in Boston.  The following link takes you to the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial website to show where Jackie and her husband Robert's names are memorialized at the site:

http://names.911memorial.org/#lang=en_US&page=person&id=4440

The photo below was taken (June 2014) at the 9/11 Memorial Site in New York City showing the names of Robert Grant Norton and Jacqueline June Norton:

Norton Memorial in NYC

A new page memorialzing our deceased classmates has been added.
The link on the Home Page can also be used to view the complete deceased list.