CLASSMATES WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US.
Recent Additions: Updated 04-28-2018
Norman Greg Carroll
Robert Christenson
Douglas Gaut
Susan Gilbert
Dan Horan
Hal Jones
James Snavley
Thomas Woods

 

If you would like to write a brief memorial to any of our classmates that have gone before us, it would be Very much appreciated.  Even a sentence or two would be be very helpful. There are so many names on this list - and so many memories of our wonderful friends. That would be shared by all with your input.
 

 
   
John Adkison Rudy Aguilar
Robert Wendell Akee Douglas Allen
Carole Ausen Stuart Babendure
Floy Baker Diane Bell
Gary Boelzner Nancy Burket
Dana Carlberg Norman Greg Carroll
Michael Cavanaugh Robert Christenson
Judith Cook David Decker
Calvin Demmon Richard Dietz
Jacqueline Dornes Donald Douglass
Douglas Eckerle Pat Fratus
Margaret Gardner Doug Gaut
Susan Gilbert Suzanne (Sue) Gillman
Chere Glaze Leric Goodman
Dennis Goldsworthy Wynema Greene
Brian Grooms Larry Grudt
Bob Guevara Mary Hansen
Dan Horan Jo Ann Hurst
Barbara Huston  
Hal Jones Mary Ann Jordan
Melodie Linn Chuck Linson
Ray Livernois Dale Lundberg
Rosemary Madsen Richard Marlin
Sharon Mathes Jon Matson
Bruce McClish Harold McCombs
Wayne McDonough Julia McKinney
Helen McVey Michael Merriman
 
Karyl Moreno Barrett Morgan
James Mount Lona Olson
John Perello Mary Polizotto
Marilee Price Theodore Puchalski
Lois Reed Rita Resong
Carol Richards Ray Rolfson
Glenn Saffell Benji Samaniego
Herbert Sander Linda Sidoti
Linda Skaggs James Skelton
Denny Skirven James Snavley
Paul Stemme Patricia Stewart
Gary Thorpe William Trailor
M. Robert Vargas John Whatley
Michael Willer Thomas Woods
Gail Young  
   

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John Adkison

December 30th, 1942 - July 17th, 1999

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Rufino Aguilar

   Rudy and Bonnie Buchanan (58) never missed a class reunion and were always so proud to stand up as the longest married couple in the house.  They were married the summer after our Sophomore year at IHS.  They were sweethearts in the IHS Band...Rudy played the Sax.  They raised a fine family and lived in Hawthorne, Ca.  
     Rudy worked in maintenance  in a big skyscraper downtown Los Angeles, and many years ago, Jim and Rudy took my nephew, (a skyscraper fan) on a tour to the top of his building...an unforgettable event for a teenager.
     Rudy was friendly and outgoing and organized a traveling group called the "Amigos", mostly family, and they traveled in a large group to many places.  He organized many events at the old Mayflower Ballroom on Manchester near the Big Donut and always wanted us to have a class reunion there...me too.
     Rudy and Bonnie were in Can Cun on vacation when he died...they could not get medical attention soon enough. I hope Bonnie will come to our 50 year reunion...she has never missed one, yet.  

Diane Deal Tollefson 

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Robert Akee

July 29th, 1942 - June 16th, 2010

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Robert Wendell Akee, 67, of Aiea, a mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert W. and Darryl J., brothers Glen Valencia and Marvin Akee, sister Betty Kalani and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples.

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From Diane Deal Tollefson on July 20th, 2017
I remember Bob from high school days.  He was good friends with Mike Cavanaugh and they joined the Navy together.  Bob told me that when he was in high school he was so interested in the horse races at Hollywood park and he loved betting on the horses.  He was very involved in "nuimbers" in Hawaii, he told me...and was surprised that I found him even though he was unlisted.  How did you find me?  well..my boss from Hawaii had a friend on the Honolulu Police Department and we asked him to help find you...WHAT...he said he
always tried to lay low.  Bob came to our 30 year reunion down in San Diego, he had just had a stroke and his sister brought him...it was the only reunion he attended and he met up with lots of his buddies from the past.  When Jim and I went to Hawaii in 1994, he came to visit us and we hada good time together and be brought me a beautiful orchid lei...a very nice guy.
 

Douglas Allen

- - November 3rd, 2009

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Stuart Babendure

February 25th, 1942 - July 11th, 2011

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In Memory of
Stuart Babendure
February 25, 1942 - July 11, 2011
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Stuart Howard Babendure, 69, of Iola, passed away July 11, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Visitation will on Wednesday July 12, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. following the visitation at the church with Bruce Wood officiating. Stuart was born February 25, 1942 in Omaha, Neb., to Allie and Ruth Babendure. Stuart was a tire salesman most of his life but also served time with the California National Guard and worked during the Watts riots. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and volunteered his time and services
to the church for many years. His was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Trisha Lynn Sloan. Survivors include his wife, Ilene Babendure; daughter, JoAnn Johnson and Kevin, of Bryan; son, Jason Sloan; a brother Ron Babendure; grandchildren, Joseph Tindall, Justin Sloan, Ashtyn Sloan, Racheal Pearl, Brandon Willis, Alyssa Locklin, Tyler Sloan, Mackenzie Willis, Emily Jones, Faith Jones; great-grandchild, Loki Pearl. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Aldersgate Society of St. Stephens, S.O.S. ministries, or Gideons Internationa

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Gary Boelzner

April 2nd, 1942 - August 6th, 2014

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April 2, 1942 - August 6, 2014 Gary Stephen Boelzner, beloved husband, father and friend, has passed away after a long and brave battle with Parkinson's Disease. The son of Gordon and Angie Boelzner, Gary was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended Inglewood High School, graduating in 1960, where he was named best leading actor in the school's musical, Oklahoma. Gary attended UCLA's film school, graduating in 1965 with a BA in Theater Arts. Envisioning a career on the stage as a singer and actor, Gary followed his older brother, Gordon Jr., to New York City where Gordon was establishing a career as a pianist and conductor with the New York City Ballet. Gary, however struggled to find his niche in the theater world and, needing to support himself, took a job as a writer for a New York publishing company. This, as it turned out, was a blessing in disguise, as his skill and flair as a writer proved to be his true vocation. Gary returned to Southern California and began working in the advertising field. He worked for Faust/Day advertising agency in Los Angeles in the mid 1960's. Gary was then offered a position with Leadership real estate developers to direct their advertising department in Orange County. In 1980, Gary began working with Stein-Brief Group, ultimately having his own in-house agency in their company. Gary went on to found Group West Advertising, a Marketing and Public Relations agency. Over the years he won several industry (MAME) awards for the excellence and originality of his advertising copy. Gary met Joyce, the love of his life in 1980. Ever the romantic, Gary took Joyce to Paris where he proposed to her on the River Seine. In 1983, they married in a small ceremony with family and friends during the Christmas season. Gary also asked her daughter, Jenny, 10 years old at the time if she would consent to the union. Gary was thereafter, a devoted husband and father for the next 30 years. Gary was an avid photographer, movie enthusiast and gardener. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's he spend many hours working with the Orange County chapter of the National Parkinson's Foundation. For several years he wrote and edited their newsletter, participating in fundraising and counseled those struggling with Parkinson's Disease. Per his wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Gary's name to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for "Parkinson's Research," or "The National Parkinson's Foundation." Gary is survived by his wife, daughter, family and dear friends. His was a life well lived.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2014
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?pid=172447681#sthash.H679gA65.dpuf

 

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Floy Baker (Buckles)

December 18th, 1941 - November 28th, 1997

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Margaret Gardener (Canning)

- - January 16th, 2012

--- On Tue, 1/17/12, Richard and Jeanne Ebner wrote:
To The Class of 1960  IHS
Two weeks ago, I received a phone call from Shelia, the younger sister of Margie Gardner Canning. Shelia told me Margie had a massive stroke. Her husband got up early to go to work and Margie was still asleep. When he got home, she was still in bed. He realized something was wrong and rushed her to the hospital.  After a few days they took her off life support and Ross took her home. I spoke with Ross last night and Margie has passed away.
Margie and I had been friends since we were very young. We both lived on 64th Place in Inglewood.  When we were about five, Margie and her family moved to Arizona. While they were gone, we moved to 64th Street.    After four years, Margie and her family moved back to Inglewood and landed on 64th Street, five houses away from me. Margie's father had died from a stroke in AZ. Margie and I went to La Tijera Elementary, Crozier Jr. High,   Inglewood High, El Camino and we both graduated from Pepperdine University. After Margie graduated from college, she started teaching school. She taught in LA. While she was there, she became active in the Native American Welcome House in LA. Soon after she started working there, she was running the whole thing as well as teaching.
After we moved to Saudi Arabia,in 1972, I tried to get Margie to come to Arabia to teach school for Aramco, the oil company my husband and I worked for. However, Margie was off to another adventure.She moved to Alaska and taught school in a small Eskimo village. Ordering her food was a challenge, since the barge only came up every six months. She had to plan very carefully. The Eskimo people were very friendly and Margie enjoyed interacting with them. Her next adventure was off to Washington. She started teaching in Port Angeles. It was there she met and married her husband, Ross Canning. In 1991, my husband and I were back in the U.S.on vacation. Margie and I had kept in contact, so we went to WA for a visit with Margie and Ross. They lived on a cliff and had a beautiful view of the ocean.  Judi Odien Lane and her husband Ted also visited Margie and Ross.
Margie's husband was still working, so he could not come to the reunion.  Margie came down and stayed with Dick and I. She had a great time at the reunion. She stayed for a week, so we had time to get together with old friends. We had lunch with Linda Lee in Hemet. We got together with old friends from our El Camino days, Judi Odien Lane from IHS as well as others from Morningside.  
I'm so grateful Margie was able to go to the reunion. She was very happy to see so many of our classmates from our 6th grade class, as well as our graduating class. She really
enjoyed visiting with everyone and she had a wonderful time.  
Please keep Ross and Margie's family in your prayers. We know she is at peace with our
Lord.
Jeanne Keester Ebner Class of 1960  IHS

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Julia McKinney (Carroll)

1942 - 1992

     I always looked forward to seeing Julia and Greg at the reunion meetings....but the last meeting she attended she excused herself from her job as treasurer because she was ill.
Darn it...she had cancer and did not live too long after that.  Greg called me and asked me to come and sit with her the night she died....She was still alert and knew me when I got there...and we talked about the ACapella Choir where we were such good friends...and where Greg was singing tenor.
     Oh they were quite a number ...everyone knew they were probably going to get married...which they did...and they had three great kids and made a wonderful life together. 
     Julia loved her faith, her husband and her family....she eminated "good character" and made you want to be a better person.  Always a sweet smile and tender words from her...and she was patient with me...ha
     I recently spoke with Greg, and, though it took him a long time to recover, he is doing great....he married a nice lady from their church and the kids all love her.    I know that Julia would be happy to know this.   
      What a big loss for all of us....this sweet gentle girl.

Diane Deal Tollefson

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Norman Greg Carroll

June 12th, 1942 - April 17th, 2018


In Memory of Norman Greg Carroll

Dear Classmates, I got a phone call just now from Larry Bennetts.  Our good friend Greg
Carroll passed away.  You will see Greg in a photo from 1957 when he was in the Boys Choir..
top row, far right.  I knew him when we were in the IHS Acapella Choir…his sweetheart, Julia
McKinney sat next to me in the Alto Section.  They married in 1962 and had a happy life together.
They had three children and Julia was happy being a home teacher.  They were both on our
High School reunion committee and Julia was the Treasurer.  She passed away after our 30 year
reunion and it was a tragic event.  Greg eventually met a wonderful lady, Joanne, at their church
Singles group and they have been happily married for several years.  I was glad to see them at
our 75th Birthday party at Pala Casino last year. His illness was brief, pancreatic cancer.  Larry
spoke to Joanne and there will be a memorial in May.  If you want to send Joanne a card, her
address is:  Joanne Carroll,7026 Roma Court, Riverside, CA  93506

Larry will post a memorial on our WebSite and we will send out a notice of the memorial when
we get a date and time…

Diane Tollefson

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Michael Cavanaugh

1941 - 1991

    Mike was a quiet and thoughtful guy....an artist type personality....and probably the first "flower child".  After talking with his sister, Susan, last night, we both agreed that he fit that type.  Mike died in 1991, of melonoma, a type of skin cancer.  He never married and lived in California all his life, somewhere between Torrance, San Francisco and Marysville where he died at his sisters home. She told me that he was in the Navy for a brief time and never married and just took odd jobs to support his painting talent.  It sounds a little sad, but Susan said that he was happy...and active in community affiairs and had a lot of good friends. 
     John Whatley sent me an old photo some years ago with a bunch of guys...all dressed up for high school graduation day...Bob Akee(60), Mike Cavanaugh(60), Ray Miller  (60)and Don Fucci (59)...they were all arm in arm in front of an old garage.  Bob told me it was the "Club House"...and the inside of it was all painted up with Mikes artwork. 
       He died too young.

Diane Deal Tollefson
      
         

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Robert Christenson

November 21st, 1941 - December 26th, 2017

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Albert Robert Christenson, age 76, of Fountain Valley, California passed away on December 26, 2017. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Westminster Memorial Park Carolina Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683. (714) 893-2421

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westminstermemorial.net for the Christenson family.

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Carole Ausen (Degenfelder)

June 7th, 1942 - May 17th, 2013

CAROLE (AUSEN) DEGENFELDER

 

I would like to say a few words about my friend Carole (Ausen) Degenfelder, who passed away on May 17, 2013, from a struggle with Multiple System Atrophy. She is survived by her son Bobby, her three daughters Patti, Barbara, and Susan and her nine grandchildren. She attended Inglewood High School graduating in the class of 1960.

Carol and I have been friends since age two, which was almost seventy years ago. We grew up next door to each other and we were inseparable. Our families did everything together from summers spent camping at Huntington Beach to building the infamous Carole and Diane fort, fondly known as the “DC” Club. Carol was always in action. She was front and center of everything, always dragging me away from my books to her more physical activities she so enjoyed.  No matter where life took us, we knew we could count on one another and I will miss her dearly.

Carole was a hard-working, determined and a thoughtful person. She was very close to her family and friends, continuously surrounding herself with them and their love. One of Carole’s best traits was her unconditionally giving of herself with a lifetime of countless celebratory events; making those she valued the center of attention.

Carole taught me so much over the years. She taught me simple things like how to grow and manage a Christmas tree lot from scratch and how to decorate the perfect 4th of July float. But she also taught me one very important thing, the true meaning of the phrase “Do What You Say”.

It isn’t possible to put into words the importance of friendship and how much Carole meant to me. She positively influenced my life in so many ways. Carole, thank you for your friendship, I will miss you forever and I will never forget all of the time we spent together.

 

Written by:   Diane (Morrison) Decker

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Richard Dietz

October 28th, 1941 - February 23rd, 2008


Diane Deal Tollefson June 12, 2015
    Tonight, I called Alfred Klaus, to invite him to the picnic.  It turned out that he and Richard Dietz were
lifelong friends.  They both lived in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County and they both owned
homes in Baja California, Mexico.  Alfred reported to me that Richard had died and that he lived in
Menefee, Riverside county when he died.  So…we have to add another name to our growing list.

      Richard Herbert Dietz  born 28 Oct, 1941, Orange, California  Died 23 February, 2008, Menefee, Riverside County, CA.

       Alfred said that he left two children, a son and a daughter.  He was a Refrigeration Mechanic for Hussman.
       Alfred and Richard joined the National Guard together and were posted in Inglewood during the Watts Riots.

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Donald Douglass

1942 - 1971

     I knew Don quite well, we were in the same "gang" and went to parties together even after we were married and starting our families.  He married a girl from Westchester High School and they were a wonderful couple, they had two sons and had a new home.  He went on a vacation to a Dude Ranch and was thrown from a horse, had some very serious head injuries which lead to his early death.
     He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery on Slauson out near Culver City....I was just there again for his mothers funeral...and went over to his grave with his brothers and widow and friends.  WAY too young and what a nice guy he was.

Diane Deal Tollefson

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Douglas Gaut

April 11th, 1942 - October 28th, 2016

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Doug Gaut
Douglas Samuel Gaut passed away Oct. 28, 2016, at St Patrick Hospital of natural causes
while surrounded by his family.
Doug was born in Inglewood, California, on April 22, 1942, and during his formative years
he traveled and spent summers in Wyoming helping out o the family ranch.
This taste of country life, of horses and roping, convinced him that city living was not for
him. After graduating high school, he joined the army and was stationed in Germany
before eventually finding his way to Montana. Soon after landing in Montana, he bought
a piece of property in the Ninemile, and that great valley has never been the same since
his boots set down.  
He met Barbara a few months later and promptly told her on their first date that "he
wasn't the marrying type”! Three months later, he asked for her hand in marriage.
(Anybody who knew Doug knows he had good sense!)
In 1971 Doug and Barb bought the 9 Mile House and built what would become the heart
of the community for the next four decades. Doug loved to ride, so he built an arena and
put on jackpot roping for the community. He also loved to fish, and would bring home
kokanee from Flathead Lake to throw fish fry parties for everyone. Most of all, Doug
enjoyed including his neighbors when reveling in the good things in life.
His three children„ Matthew, Katie, and Jerry, were the favorite part of his life. He
followed them from tee ball to college football across the state and beyond, rarely
missing a game. Some of his greatest joys were pulling them behind the beat in the inner
tube, seeing their faces after hooking into a big lake trout, or playing practical jokes with
his right hand man Fred* the Mouse; anything he could, do to get a laugh or a smile. He
knew more than most the value of bringing joy to others.
Doug remained dedicated to the schools and community even after his children
graduated. In addition to serving as a founding member of the Frenchtown Stadium
Fund, he continued to attend games and support the Broncs and the Ronan Maidens up
until the very end.
Later in life, he beat throat cancer and endured a hard fought battle with multiple
sclerosis. Through it all, no one ever heard him utter a word of complaint. In his final
days he still found room for humor, making faces at his grandkid, looking for one last
laugh from the crowd.
Doug is survived by his wife Barb, their three children, four grandchildren and his brother
and sister. Freddie the Mouse also lives on.
In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to the Pablo Humane Society. A
celebration of Doug's humor, love, and generosity will be held at KJ's Ninemile
Steakhouse on Saturday, Nov. 5 from. 1 to 4 p.m. Please bring your stories to share

 

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From Diane Deal Tollefson on July 20th, 2017
I did not know Doug in high school, but met up with him in 1990 while on a vacation visiting my sister in Missoula, Montana.  She operated a small mercantile at a place called 9-mile, Huson, Montana. I mentioned to my sister that I had a classmate whose address was like that..she said those were stagecoach stops ...9 mile, 13 mile..etc. Then I saw a sign on a tree "property for sale, inquire 9 mile house, Doug Gaut.  OH my ..that is him.  What a small world.  He married a girl who used to babysit my sisters children.  When we got there, I waited a bit, because they stayed up late at the steak house...about 2, I went over to their place and knocked at the door...Does Doug Gaut live here?  Yes..who are you?  Well I am from the reunion committee from the class of 1960, Inglewood High school and I wonder why Doug has not been coming to our reunions?  haha  well...he told me his story..and how after serving in the military, Inglewood was just not the same..he went up north and was a logger in Montana..and then met his wife..married and ran the wonderful 9 Mile steak house...they have three children and he said IF I had the money to go to a reunion in California, I would spend it on my kids...I thought it was great and I was so happy to have seen a successful life and a happy man.   
 

Dennis Goldsworthy

August 23rd, 1942 - September 2nd, 2005

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Leric Goodman

February 9th, 1943 - December 10th, 2014

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Brian Grooms

October 3rd, 1942 - November 24th, 2014

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Larry Grudt

- - December 8th, 2013

   Larry passed away  December 8, 2013,  from a heart
attack.  My heart is just broken today to think that Larry
will not be at the next reunion committee meeting.  He was always so
happy to take part in the reunion activities.
Two years ago, he was the one who set up the plans for the Picnic at
Mile Square Park, right down the street from his house.
  He and his wife Sharon Kay Sullen (IHS) have lived in that house
for many years, and raised their three sons, Darren,
  Douglas and Dan, there.  In recent years, he has had many medical
problems and had to have dialysis three times a week.
  When he told me that, I felt so bad, but we both agreed that
without that, he would not live for long...and he wanted to live and
enjoy his wonderful family.  He and Kay recently celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary.
      I first met him when  I had a locker right next to him and his
buddy, John Kessenich, in building "I" when we were 14 years old.
  The two of them used to tease and laugh all the time.  They went
through school together since kindergarden and have continued
their friendship all through the years and came to the 50 year
reunion together, too.  Their friendship and most wonderful memories
from high school days all centered around their membership in the
Thespians at IHS....they were both on the Stage Crew.
  In fact, Larry met he future bride at the George Green Auditorium,
she was also on the Stage Crew.  I have some photos of Larry and John
the day
after our 50th reunion, when we got to go on campus at IHS.  Those
two guys were up on the stage and talking about all the
lighting switches they used to work during our wonderful theatrical
performances all those years ago.
      Larry served in the U S Army and worked for many years for the
Pacific Phone Company.  He was a good and well respected
man the world will miss. He leaves his wife, Kay, and his sons and
their families and one brother and many friends.  Funeral arrangements
are pending and will probably be after the first of the year.  When I
get that information, I will have Tom Weise post it on the 1960ihs.com
site.
Diane Deal Tollefson

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Diane Bell (Holliday)

1942 - 1997

    Diane lived down the block from our house and her home was the polling place and the first place I ever voted.  She had a very nice mother, Virginia, who graduated from IHS in 1939 or so.  
    After Graduation I met Diane downtown Inglewood and she introduced me to her husband, William Alouisious Holliday III, and not too long after that came IV....aka Butch.  Butch had some mental challenges and Diane and her husband spent their lives nurturing and guiding him in his life.  The first time I ever heard of the "Special Olympics" was because her son was participating.  They were a wonderful little family of three.
     Diane came to our 30 year reunion and she was suffering from some type of illness, both she and her son had great speech problems.  
     She called me in 1995 to tell me that she had breast cancer and made me promise to have my own physical exams regularly...and I promised her I would.  She died in 1997 and I went to her funeral.  in 2008, Bill called to tell me that Butch died...and was finally diagnosed with MMD...the illness that Jerry Lewis had a marathon for each year.  It is a sad story, but I have to say that she was one of the greatest moms I have ever seen...and both she and Bill were both loving and excellent parents.
     I think about her a lot.

Diane Deal Tollefson

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Dan Horan

- - November 27th, 2016

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Jo Ann Hurst

April 12th, 1942 - May 11th, 2008

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Hal Jones

July 29th, 1942 - December 9th, 2016

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Hal Walter Jones
Hal Jones passed away on December 9, 2016.  He was born in Bixby Hospital in Long Beach, California, July 29, 1942, and lived his early life in Inglewood.  He worked with his hands, laying carpet, setting tile and eventually became a salesman in the carpet business at Fred’s Rugs in Torrance, California.   The manual labor took its toll on Hal’s health, and 15 years ago he discovered he was suffering with Multiple Sclerosis.  He spent the last years of his life at Vista Cove Care Center, in Long Beach California, where family and friends could visit.  Hal loved fast cars, unique cars, football, conversations laced with the many stories of his friends, the Army with his brother Lee, and family memories.  He kept a bulletin board in his room, with pictures of family, friends and cars, including his brother’s new Dodge Challenger.  He enjoyed fishing with his sons, and any time he could get to a car show, he’d be there.  One of his happiest moments was making it to his Inglewood High School Reunion, seeing many old friends, and swapping stories.  He was very touched that they gave him a special page in the memory book. One of Hal’s greatest joys was having Kenny Drinkward, visit and call, and the entire family is grateful for his time and effort.  Hal leaves behind his sons Colton, and Danny & wife Jill and Grandson Josh.  He also leaves behind his sisters, Marcia Jones and Christine Jones Adsit, her husband Doug and sons Parker and Taylor Adsit.  His brother Lee has also recently passed, January 15, 2017, leaving behind his son Jeff and daughter Jenny, nephew and niece to Hal.  He will be greatly missed for his story telling, and his impish grin.  His family loved him very much.
Christine Adsit

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Charles E. Linson

September 8th, 1942 - January 24th, 2014

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Ray Livernois

October 18th, 1941 - October 14th, 2009

It has been nearly a year since my brother Ray passed away. There are still days that I cannot believe he is gone.
We were close friends during our days at IHS. We had moved from Maine and were new students. It was such a comfort that we were there together. He was always a meticulous person and took such pride in his 1957 white
chevy convertable. I could't believe he let me drive it to my senior banquet!
Ray was a kind, caring man that did not have a jealous bone in his body, he was always truley happy for anyone that came upon good fortune. He so enjoyed helping & healing people with his chiropractic care. He was so devoted to caring for our elderly parents and often spent his one day off with them. ( I might mention that Ray was a work alcoholic). On  holiday's he would come over for dinner, but always took the time to check us out and give us our adjustments. He always wanted to make sure we all felt healthy. 
I was always amazed  that as a single father, he always remembered to send greeting cards to all of us, birthdays, anniversaries, christmas, etc.  He always picked out a loving brithday card that made me sound so much better than I was. I will miss those cards, but not as much as I miss him.
He was a devoted father to his three children, whom he loved with all his heart.  Ray was just a good guy.

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Dale Lundberg

August 9th, 1942 - May 2nd, 2015

Dale and I hung out for many many years. We joined the Navy together in Nov. 1960, We spent countless hours cruising the Blvd. and fun times at the "Stand". We had good times and bad times but always remained friends. I haven't seen him for about 11 years but we would email a few times a year to catch up.  His last years were with a wonderful lady and they shared each others interests  to the fullest.  He passed on May 2, 2015 from cancer.  I will miss him alot. He had a heart of gold and truely cared about people.  He was in sales a good part of his adult life and could sell a polar bear a black fur coat. I never heard anyone say a negative word about him.   Enjoy your journey my friend.  You are truly missed by many Dale and I hung out for many many years. We joined the Navy together in Nov. 1960, We spent countless hours cruising the Blvd. and fun times at the "Stand". We had good times and bad times but always remained friends. I haven't seen him for about 11 years but we would email a few times a year to catch up.  His last years were with a wonderful lady and they shared each others interests  to the fullest.  He passed on May 2, 2015 from cancer.  I will miss him alot. He had a heart of gold and truely cared about people.  He was in sales a good part of his adult life and could sell a polar bear a black fur coat. I never heard anyone say a negative word about him.   Enjoy your journey my friend.  You are truly missed by many.
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From Tom Alu on May 7th, 2015
Dale and I hung out for many many years. We joined the Navy together in Nov. 1960, We spent countless hours cruising the Blvd. and fun times at the "Stand". We had good times and bad times but always remained friends. I haven't seen him for about 11 years but we would email a few times a year to catch up.  His last years were with a wonderful lady and they shared each others interests  to the fullest.  He passed on May 2, 2015 from cancer.  I will miss him alot. He had a heart of gold and truely cared about people.  He was in sales a good part of his adult life and could sell a polar bear a black fur coat. I never heard anyone say a negative word about him.   Enjoy your journey my friend.  You are truly missed by many
 

Judith Cook (Mapes)

1942 - 2000

     I knew Judy in A Capella Choir...She was a bright and happy red head....I called her "Cookie".  
     She lived on Magnolia Street in inglewood all through the years and worked at Centinela Hospital.  She was married and had children.  She was widowed too young and some time later met up with her high school sweetheart who was also widowed.
They lived out their remaining years together and she died fighting cancer...he died within a month of her death.
      I visited her a few months before she died....she was still  very sweet and darling.  
      
Diane Deal Tollefson

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Richard Marlin

1942 - 2005

     I guess Richard went out with me on my first date....he was one of 5 guys in the car...my date was the only one with a car and so all his buddies came along.  I think we went to the Wichstand for a coke.  
     Through the years, Richard and I were always pals and when he married Linda, I visited them in their home.  He was so tall and she was so short...they had a Corvette and he put blocks on the pedals so she could drive it.
     Linda and Richard moved up to Manteca, CA and raised a nice family.  Jim and I went to visit them in 1992, just after our Class 50th birthday party.  He never attended any reunions and I took the photo albums up for him to see all the people...he sat for an hour looking and asking about everyone.  We had a lovely evening and the next day, too.  He sat and chatted with Jim while I spent time in an antique shop...as we were leaving he said "Bye" to me...and then shook Jims hand and asked him when he was coming back to go fishing...I guess they bonded...
    Richard loved fishing and when they retired they had a trailor that they lived in. In the winter in California and in the summer in Southern Washington....on the river...  and that is where he died.  I got the word from his childhood friend and good buddy, Al Nieman, who often rode his motorcycle up to visit them at their fish camp.
    Richard was a good guy and a great mechanic, too.

Diane Deal Tollefson 

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Sharon Mathes

1942 - 2001

     When I think of Sharon Mathes....I see her in her GAA sweater...what else?  I always liked Sharon, she was friendly and bright and did me a big favor one time.   I joined up with the GAA and she put me on the first team...we were playing softball against the Senior Girls...and I heard one of the teachers ask "Why do you have Deal on your team"...Sharon gave some answer and they stood there together watching me play right field for the first time.   Three BIG fly balls came my way and I caught each one of them....I looked over at Sharon and she smiled and nodded...and knew that she had picked the right girl...one with little experience but with a lot of enthusiasm.   I felt so great.
     Through the years I have tried in vain to locate Sharon.  Everytime a reunion comes along...I asked around and tried to find her.  I heard that she was in the midwest and a teacher...so you know, teachers do not list their phone numbers...it was only this last year, with the help of my computer that I finally found her....her obituary.  I called the school, University of Iowa, and they sent me her profile, photos and awards and merits she received through the years.  Yes...in the Athletic Department, and in particular with the promotion of women in all fields.  
    So...after all these years, Professor Mathes, thank you for your kindness to me all those years ago in GAA.  It was a moment in time that lifted my self esteem.

Diane Deal Tollefson 

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Jon Matson

January 9th, 1942 - March 3rd, 2008

Jon remained my best friend through all the years.  For me, he was a rock troubled waters, incredibly funny,  forever real,  and a man of his word.

 

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Bruce McClish

November 29th, 1942 - February 25th, 2012

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Bruce Michael McClish

Former resident of Los Gatos

Nov. 29, 1942-Feb.25, 2012

A generous, loving man with the highest standards both personally and professionally. Survived by his wife, Judy Gathard, sister, 5 children and 12 grandchildren.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 28, 2012 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?n=bruce-mcclish&pid=156166912#sthash.jPk6A9eC.dpuf

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Sue Gillman (Mooney)

I met Sue in Junior High @Crozier. We hit it off right from the beginning. We remained friends through high school, our weddings and as young marrieds. I was Sue's Maid of Honor and she was mine. As our lives became very busy raising our children and taking care of our famlies, we saw each other less frequently and then only at IHS Reunions. Sue was a very spirited and enthusiastic girl. She was to me a Good Friend, a lot of fun and she encouraged my interest in music. She was very talented musically. As young teens, we would spend the night together listening to record and harmonizing together while Sue played piano. One of our favorites was "In the Still of the Night". I am sure we sang that at least 500 times! I joined Jobes Daughters (a Masonic organization) because of Sue. In Jobes Daughters, Sue became the "Honored Queen". This position was an honor that took much preparation. Most of us from IHS remember her as a Yell Leader. She cheered , again with absolute enthusiasm at all the games. One classmate
described Sue as being that friendly face on campus. Always smiling and willing to help others. Sue had her rebellious times also. Often in our Senior year she and I would escape IHS at noon through a hole in the fence behind the auditorium. There we would sit in my car and smoke a cigarette! A few years before Sue died we both made intermittant attempts to contact each other but just never connected. Then one day I received a call from Andy (Fredricksen) Hard informing me that Sue had died and there was to be a memorial service............the saddest part of this is Sue and Dan had retired and moved to Oceanside, CA about a year prior and we lived less than three miles apart! I miss Sue and so wish she could be here at our 50th. Lynda (O'Connor) Klemroth

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Barrett Morgan

December 3rd, 1942 - April 3rd, 2014

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ROBERT "BOB" BARRETT MORGAN
December 3, 1942 – April 3, 2014
Our hearts are heavy and broken with the passing of our beloved husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, uncle, special friend and mentor to so many. Bob was born in Inglewood, California to William "Bill" Morgan and Pauline Elizabeth Miller Morgan on December 3rd, 1942. He graduated from Inglewood High School.
During his high school years, Bob was president of his school’s Junior Achievement program. He was also active in scouting, and earned his Eagle Scout award.He went on to USC, where he earned his degree in finance and accounting. He was a lifelong USC Trojan fan, and followed their games throughout his life.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force to serve his country, as a Launch Missile Officer, and as a Captain, before his honorable discharge. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Bob opened and owned many businesses: a tax and accounting firm, a printing shop and a beef jerky business, known as Bob Morgan Gourmet Foods. Bob's work ethic was impeccable; his loyalty, commitment and dedication were uncompromising. Bob was a wonderful conversationalist and had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of anything that came up in a conversation. He collected facts and trivia like some people collect stamps or coins. To no one’s surprise, he could complete a crossword puzzle in less than five minutes. Bob loved his yard and never missed an opportunity to spend time there. He was always planting a new flower, bush or tree. Bob is survived by the love of his life, his wife and soul mate, MaryAnn Nelson Morgan. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Elaine (Dave) Johnson; children Lindsay (Jason) Danielson, Jill (Justin) Pritchard, Holly (Tod) Fetterer, Matt Morgan; stepchildren, Tami Searing, Laurel Bird Kitts; grandchildren, Samuel, Siri, Jocelyn, Henry Alexander, Elizabeth Grace, and Julia; step-grandchildren, Jared, Jessica, Koji, Connor, Taylor, Heather, and Lauryl; a special niece, Julie, and nephews, Jim, Steven and Brian. Bob is also mourned by his dog and special companion, Cindy. The immediate family would like to thank extended family, friends and neighbors for all their caring help and loving support during Bob’s journey with AML Leukemia. Bob’s family and loved ones would like to encourage you to consider being a bone-marrow donor. You could save a life. Donations may be made in Bob's name to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The family would like to extend an invitation to a reception immediately following Mass on Saturday, May 31st at 11:00 AM, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper, Utah where memories of Bob can be shared with family and friends. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home, Price, Utah. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery in Helper, Utah.


 

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From Tom Alu on October 7th, 2014
Barrett and I never really hung out together but I remember him from the Orchestra and especially the Dance Band days that we shared.  Barrett on Bass, me and Doug Teeter on trumpet, Ed Craig on Trombone, Ron Dotson on Drums, and a 15 year old Sax player Terry Trupp that could really play.
I remember all of us getting stranded on Catalina Island after playing a dance in the Casino and it was too rough for the sea plane to take off so we got to spend another night and miss school on Monday. Barrett was a nervous wreck wondering how he was going to turn in his homework on Tuesday when it was due on Monday.  We all razzed him pretty good - all in fun of course because the rest of us thought it was pretty cool being stranded.  Rest In Peace my old musical buddy. You're actually in a much better place.
Tom
 

Lona Winterhalter (Olson)

1942 - 2008

     Her photo is not among our Senior Photos, but she is in the photo of the A Capella Choir.  She was married in our senior year and I remember going to her apartment once with her.  I thought it so strange that she was so young and married.
    She never attended any reunions, and I lost touch with her after graduation, but apparently she had a good life, because one of her children was asking about her on the Classmates site.
He reported that she had passed away and was looking for old photos of her.   I could only show him photos of her in the choir photo.  She did not stay married to Olson, and her sons last  name was Slack.
     She was a self reliant and strong girl....very matter of fact and an excellent housekeeper..for a 17 year old.  Sure wish I could have kept in touch with her.

Diane Deal Tollefson 

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From jean winterhalter on September 23rd, 2011
I just read the nice comment Diane made about my sister. That was nice of you to do so Diane. When Lona married in high school she did not marry a Olson, she married Robert Lee Slack.
 

Susan Gilbert (Paster)

November 11th, 1942 - September 26th, 2003

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John Perello

- - December 7th, 2008

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John Anthony "J.P." Perello
John Anthony "J.P." Perello passed away at the age of 66 at his Hawthorne home on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. JP was a 20 year dedicated City of Hawthorne employee. JP was a Vietnam Veteran and was given an honorable discharge from the US Army in 1970. He loved restoring classic cars, hunting, fishing, and spending vacations in Bishop, CA. He is survived by son, Timothy; and daughter, Christy Perello. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Evelyn Perello. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 1pm at the Hawthorne Memorial Center: 3901 El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne. Interment will be private. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, obtain directions to services and to see the memorial DVD.



 

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Carol Richards

1942 - 1993

     Carol was very bright in High School....if you look at her Senior photo, you can see she was very active in school and one of the smart ones.  She never attended reunions until the night of our 50th birthday BEACH party.  She and her husband arrived just as we were leaving....it was getting too cold.  She promised to go across the street where we planned to continue the celebration.  She never showed up and I wondered what happened.
     A month later she called me to say that she went to get a bite of dinner and got ill, so they went home.  She had gone to the doctor and found that she had cancer and not much time left.  I felt so bad, Jim and I drove up to the bay area and took all the photo albums of reunions for her to see...we spent a whole day with her and had a wonderful time.  I enjoyed her so much and was sorry I did not know her in high school.  
     She took a European trip with her mother ....something that was on her "bucket list"...and she accomplished that...and then I got a letter from her mother telling that Carol had passed away peacefully.  She had asked her mother so send me the photos of herself on prom night for the album....which her mother did.   
     Diane Deal Tollefson

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Glenn Saffell

- - 1963

Glenn Curtis Saffell.....
One of my best friends and neighbor for so long (so it seemed then), who died tragically so very young during his middle years at UCLA (1963). His death hit me like a ton of bricks at the time. He was a fabulous bright young man (especially in math and science). He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life to the max. He and I "discovered" good music about the same time(classical and Dixieland jazz were just about equal in our "teen world" when others were bopping to R&R). We both planned and built our first component Hi-Fi systems from various electronic kits and our own speaker systems when we were still in our early teens. I remember teaching him how to solder electronic wiring (I had been taught by a master Ham Radio engineer neighbor). He "got it" right away. He even studied and learned how to read electronic circuit schematic drawings. He wasn't particularly interested in electronics per se, but loved the magic of owning his own Hi-Fi amps, FM tuner, speaker system and turntable that he had built himself. He had especially keen hearing and could hear nuances in music and orchestral playing as if he were a musician, but alas he never took up an instrument. Glenn had all the Beethoven symphonies memorized (through Toscanini's recordings) and listened to the great L.A. early FM radio stations (KFAC, KCBH and KRHM) while doing his homework. He also was super athletic and loved surfing, water polo and any chance to swim. Glenn had a very nice girl friend and was close to marriage at the time of his tragic death.
 
Glenn worked part time after school at Pete Peters' famous "BBQ Junction" restaurant on LaBrea Ave. at 64th Place in North Inglewood in order to have pocket money for his hobbies and saving for his first car. (Pete Peters' father, Lew Peters, built the restaurant while teaching mechanical drawing at IHS for decades).
 
Glenn and I drifted apart after senior year at IHS because we initially went to different colleges. Glenn had switched majors to psychology at UCLA which seemed unusual to me at the time. But when he took up a subject of interest, he took it to heart and mastered it.
 
Glenn loved his '57 Ford Sunliner and you would frequently see his surfboard sticking out the back of the convertible top rear window, ready for a quick early morning run to Manhattan or El Porto. Beach sand was perpetually on the floor mats! He was a very outdoors type of guy and loved his recreation.
 
His family lived for some time in Cocoa Beach, Florida while his dad was a mechanical engineer for Parsons Engineering when they were based in downtown Los Angeles. The Saffells were living in Florida when Parsons built the Cape Canaveral Rocket launching facilities for US Gov't. They moved back to California after that project and all the kids (Glenn, Bruce and Linda) went to school locally in Inglewood. Glenn's dad designed and built their new home in the new tract just north of 64th St. and east of LaTijera. This was actually in L.A. County, but still in the Inglewood School district. Our families were close friends for many years while all of us went through the Inglewood schools. Glenn's mom (Emily) and mine (Gwen) were close friends for life well into their late 80s.
 
Glenn had many, many friends and will be remembered in our hearts forever.

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Helen McVey (Sage)

1942 - January 15th, 2013

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From Diane Deal Tollefson on July 20th, 2017
Helen McVey...the youngest of 3 sisters in her family.  She laughed easily and was very careful to fulfill any task she was given.  She got me a weekend job at a carwash on Centinela, LaTijera and La Cienega when we were sophomores at IHS..  We girls would hop into the car when they came out of the washing area and clean the windows and then drive the cars to the pumps for gas up. I think we got 50cents an hour..which was fine with me.   Helen was married 4 times and widowed twice.  She had 2 children who cared for her in her last days.  The daughter called me and thanked me for encouraging Helen to go to our 50 year reunion...she drove down from Grants Pass, Oregon and used all her savings to go to that reunion and said she had the time of her life. She went through the wonderful reunion book that Jackie Johnson put together for us...over and over with her kids....enjoyed it so much.  
 

Benny Samamiego

1942 - 1991

    If you remember Benji, you remember a happy guy who had a quick smile and good laugh.  He was a very talented pianist and I remember seeing him around building J....the music building.  After graduation, he worked for the family buiness and married and had two children.  He became a regular on the reunion committee and I always looked forward to seeing him there.  He had a divorce and lived with his folks and children and managed the family business...so he was a very busy guy.
     In 1990, he came to my house and played the piano for my mothers 85th birthday...Oh, she enjoyed hearing all that old music from the 30s and 40s that he played so well...I was shocked the next year when I heard that he had died.  He had a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day at his home.  Many classmates from the reunion committee attended his funeral....nice guy...he died too soon.

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Herbert Sander

1942 - 2000

.....I sure do not remember him from high school days, but he was on the reunion committee for our 25th reunion...and he was very outgoing and friendly...wore  a cowboy hat and called himself "Red"...I suppose because he had a full head of red hair.
He owned his own pharmacy and was married and had a nice little family when he had a terrible airplane accident in 1988...he was the pilot and lost the use of his legs, the other guys in the plane died.   Red had a lot of spunk and the computer became his friend...I remember that our reunion committee for the 30 year reunion collected money and helped him get a lift for his van.   He actually showed up for our 50th birthday party ...alone in the van....for the beach party.  The guys picked him up, made a flat place for his wheelchair out by the firepits and handed him a beer.  He was the happiest guy on the planet.  
    The next night his wife brought him to the party in the hotel...and  he participated in the "last dance"...we all did...a big circle holding hands and swaying to "Thats what friends are for"...a little moment I will always cherish.  I did not have my glasses on...I thought everyone was smiling and they were actually all crying....it was so beautiful.
     Yeah....I think about Red when I hear that song...He had a rough time and his dear wife and family had it tough too...

Diane Deal Tollefson

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Nancy Burket (Schweizer)

- - March 20th, 2015

Nancy's home was Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her husband Keith Schweizer of 51 years, 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Cancer of the jaw led to her death.

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Linda Skaggs

1942 - 2005

     Linda Skaggs, Coralie Comer and Elizabeth Wallace were all teenage friends.  They all shared a dream of being nurses and  Linda got her dream....as a pediatric nurse for many years in West Covina.
     She never married or had a family of her own, but most probably enjoyed thousands of babies and children in her work. 
     I sent a letter to her last known address and spoke with her friend who shared a condo with her for many years.....Linda had a happy life working and shopping...and she never spoke of her youth or childhood.  
     There is probably a lot more to the story, but I can only tell you what I found...sorry I did not have all this computer research stuff a long time ago.

Diane Deal Tollefson 

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James Skelton

June 16th, 1942 - July 18th, 2013

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              Jim Skelton died Thursday, July 18, 2013 about 6 p.m.   
His brother Jerry and his daughter who lives in San Francisco
were both on their way, but did not get there in time.  His long time
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James Snavley

January 29th, 1943 - February 4th, 2017

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James Edwin Snavley
    Age 74, died on February 4, 2017, in an assistive care facility in Moreno Valley, California.
he was born January 29, 1943 in Los Angeles California.  He is survived by a son, Andy Snavley;
and a grandson, Arlo Snavley, and many friends that loved him.  Jim was an Earth Science
teacher in Moreno Valley for 25 years, most of them at Canyon Springs High school.  Jim had a
unique fashion every day he wore jean shorts interesting t-shirts, tennis shoes and a different
baseball hat.  He liked to travel by car and sea but his love was trains and he traveled all over
the United States and Canada by train.  Jim wanted to be buried in Lone Pine, so he could see
Yosemite and the ocean.  He was laid to rest on February 25, 2017 in Lone Pine, California.  He
will always be a shining star to those who truly loved him.  In lieu of flowers donate to the
Friends of NuView Public Library, c/o Julia Maruyama (Sec.). P O box 529, Nuevo, Ca. 92567.
   I received this obituary from one of his close friends after his passing.
   On a personal note, I got to know Jim at our 50 year reunion and again at our 55 year reunion.
Both times he escorted Suzie Rehart, another classmate friend.  I stayed in touch with him by
email and we talked a lot about trains. What a nice guy he was and so interested in living his
life and having fun with his little grandson, Arlo.  Rest in Peace, Jim….
Diane Deal Tollefson

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Gary Thorpe

1942 - 1984

    Gary Thorpe...Butch haircut and a very smoothe face...and an easy smile, right?  Well, I saw him in 1968 at a construction site in Agoura and did not recognize him....he was very tall, and had a huge head of dark hair and a full bushy beard.  He asked if I was Diane Deal from Inglewood High school and I said yes...and could not believe it was Gary..hahah   We had a good chat...he
worked as a carpenter, and i was a designer working on the model homes of the project.
    I remember seeing him one other time after our graduation...it was the Palladium, gradnight 1962, and his date, Charlotte Queen (IHS 1962) and Gary announced their engagement.  What a cute couple they were....I was so saddened when I heard of his early death of cancer and shortly after, her death of cancer.  They left two daughters.
    what a nice and friendly guy he was...

Diane Deal Tollefson 

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John Whatley

August 4th, 1941 - April 13th, 2002

    John, aka, Whitey, was a friendly and good natured guy.  He loved cars and had a wide variety of very classy cars.  He was in the T Timers and also the Sleepers racing team.  I first met Jim Tollefson at a birthday party at his parents home.  His parents were wonderful people and were so kind to all his friends.
     Jim and I kept in touch with John through the years and when he moved to Bellingham, Washington, he would often
call and chat.  The last time we saw him was at our 30 year reunion for the class of 1960 in San Diego.  It was also a reunion of our "old gang" and so he had a special film made and brought it to the event...a film of some of the old parties and car shows and weddings...it was great.
    Before he died, he sent me a whole bunch of his favorite photos from his Inglewood days. lots of photos of his favorite cars....BEFORE AND AFTER their accidents.  

     Diane Deal Tollefson 

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Michael Willer

January 2nd, 1943 - December 6th, 2012

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Michael Douglas Willer, 69, ended his year-long battle with cancer on December 6, 2012. He was surrounded by family at his much loved ranch in Creston, California which he often referred to as Rancho No-Rules. This courageous, humble man, leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Karen, his children, Cindy McGee (Tim) of Atascadero, Andrea Willer of Santa Cruz, and Matt Willer (Mary Megan) of Parker, Colorado. His grandchildren will miss his presence and lessons about critters, flowers, and snipe hunts at the ranch; Shandon, Mitchell, and Jack McGee, Luke Willer, and Hannah, Gracie, and Archie Willer. He will also be missed by his brother Ron Willer. He was predeceased by his parents Don and Martha Willer and his brother Donnie. Mike was born and raised in California. He attended Inglewood High School, El Camino College, UCLA, and Western State College of Law. He practiced as a CPA and attorney for the Bragg Companies for over 40 years. He was a member of Los Caballeros, southern California riding club for 22 years. He has been a long time supporter of the Creston Classic Rodeo, an annual community fundraiser. Donations may be made in his memory: Creston Classic Rodeo, PO Box 121, Creston, CA 93432.
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Mary Hansen (Wolde-Tsadik)

June 9th, 1942 - May 20th, 2011

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From Jackie Lopez on August 23rd, 2015
Mary and I attended Kelso Elementary, and were in Girl Scouts together....shortly before our 50th HS reunion we emailed...I could not convincer her to attend that function..she was a friend .  I remember her family,older sister Carol. Rest in Peace, pretty, tall, Mary Hansen.
   Jackie Ritchie Lopez
 

Thomas Woods

February 24th, 1943 - December 15th, 2016

2-24-43 -  12-15-16 He volunteered at our animal sanctuary for 15 years, sitting with our kitties to give them socialization when no one else cared. He was the absolute best scrabble player ever, and he had some interestong stories to tell always. He was an athlete. He swam and traveled. He was stubborn, but in a good way. He lived life to the fullest. He was kind hearted and loved his 4 kitties. He spoke German and could amaze you with his knowledge. He was a true gentleman. He will be so missed.

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From Tom Weise on February 21st, 2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017
I knew Tom since we were in school & even after he moved back east he would call us & keep us up to date on what he was doing. He always had something interesting to say. We will miss him.
~  Marlene Atteberry, Artesia, California

Thursday, January 05, 2017
thoughts on my friend Tom:
Tom was a strong man:strong mind, strong will, strong body.
He had a great sense of humor and a lightning quick wit. He had great enthusiasm for life, which did not diminish with time.
Tom was a loyal friend. He placed a much higher value on quality than quantity in his friendships.
Those of us who knew him well are saddened by his passing. He will be missed. But he has left us with many good and happy memories that will last us forever.
~  ted atteberry, California

Friday, December 30, 2016
Tom taught me to obey all the rules, all the time. I'll never get his voice out of my head.
~  Karen Peebles, Lebanon, Missouri
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
My forever friend. Love you Tom.