Monday, May 18, 2015

Eddie Ordunez, BHS 1953

Eddie Ordunez, BHS 1953 Eddie Ordunez was born in Burbank in November 1933 and passed away in January 2009. He served in the United States Air Force and was married for 43 years to his wife, Aurora. While at Burbank High, Eddie was active in Industrial Arts, Key Club, Football, Track, A Cappella, Senior Play, Operetta, Basketball, Rally Committee, Lettermans Club. No other details at this time.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bruce Wampler, BHS 1954

Bruce Wampler, BHS 1954 Bruce Wampler graduated at Burbank High School with the class of 1954 and passed away on February 26, 2009. He will be missed by all that knew him. No other details at this time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vivian Gure-Cearley, BHS 1949

Vivian Gure-Cearley, BHS 1949 Vivian Gure-Cearley passed away in December 2008 according to her daughter, Linda Cearley-Vawter of Oxnard, California. Vivian and her husband also had a second daughter, Debbie Cearley Norman and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vivian was an accomplished hair stylist for 35 years, and will be missed by her family and many friends. No other details at this time.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

David A. MacCaughtry, BHS 1967

David A. MacCaughtry, BHS 1967-------------- Ventura County Star (CA) - Friday, April 17, 2015----------------- Born:1949 - Died:2015------------------------- On March 26, 2015, David A. MacCaughtry Jr passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 65 years of age.-------------- David was born in Burbank, California on April 6, 1949 to Faith and David MacCaughtry. He attended Burbank schools and graduated from Burbank High School in 1967, and went on to Valley College. -------------------------- David took a job at AT&T in 1968 and spent the next 30 years working for the company. Later, he became a consultant and Pole Climbing Instructor for ASAP company. David played on several Burbank Softball League teams over the years. He collected antique rifles and was an active member of the Burbank Muzzle Loaders. David enjoyed camping in their motorhome with his family and friends and visited several places around the country. David loved telling stories and jokes. He loved people and everyone he met became a friend to him. ----------------------- David is survived by his wife, Betty Jo of 47 years; his sister, Joan Baker; daughter, Dana MacCaughtry; son Tony MacCaughtry (Rachel); four grand children, Kyle, A.J., Colton and Cayden; and many more family and friends. ------------------------- A memorial service will be held at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 1075 E. Daily Drive., Camarillo, CA on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. For more information please contact Griffin Family Funeral Chapels at at (805) 482-1166.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Patricia Constance Swartz, BHS 1942

Swartz, Patricia Constance October 8, 1924 - April 14, 2009 Patricia Constance Swartz quietly passed away on April 13, 2009. She is preceeded in death by her loving husband, Melvin Roy, of 60 years. She is survived by her son Bruce, daughter-in-law Linda, and son Michael. The family wishes to acknowledge her life long friend, Virginia Ricks, and caring neighbors Barbara and David Kramig, Loraine and George Khair, Joaine Bailey-Woods, and Bill Wallace. Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2015

Louise M. Santoyo Evans, BHS 1941

Private Memorial services will be held Monday for Louise M. Santoyo Evans. Born May 21, 1921 in Grants, New Mexico, she died January 17, 2009, in Harbor City. Louise retired as division manager of communications for Pan America Airlines in Los Angeles where she worked for 33 years. She had a wonderful life, she was such a happy positive person who was loved by so many and will truly be missed. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson F. Evans and is survived by two brothers, Albert (Bob) Santoyo and Richard Santoyo; and by two sisters, Ann Santoyo and Angela Lara; and many nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rolling Hills Covenant Church at 222 Palos Verdes Dr., North Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 will be appreciated. Please sign the guest book at

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Karyl Arthur Napper, BHS 1941

Arthur Napper, BHS 1941 ------------------------------ Karyl Arthur Napper 1924-2009 Karyl Arthur Napper, age 84, passed away on March 24, 2009. During the last few years of his life Karyl was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on April 14, 1924 in Los Angeles and was a resident of Long Beach since 1950. He was a junior high school teacher/counselor and high school counselor for 38 years for the Long Beach Unified School District from 1951-1989. He loved being a teacher/counselor and helping his students. Karyl also proudly served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He then dedicated 25 more years to the Air Force Reserves and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel. In his spare time, beyond family activities, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and traveling.----------------------- He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of 58 years; and their children, Cindi, Gary (Kim), Jeff (Judy), and Brian (Tricia); Karyl is also survived by his 14 wonderful grandchildren; and his brother, Low ell. Services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Cornerstone Church, 1000 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815 at 1:00 p.m. (562) 296-6490. Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Mar. 30, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Marilyn Ruth Freed Browning, BHS 1943

Marilyn Ruth Freed Browning, BHS 1943 July 11, 1925 - March 16, 2015 Marilyn was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 11, 1925. Her parents were Hugo Freed and Hannah Silver. Marilyn graduated from Burbank High School, Burbank, California in W’43 where she went to school with Robert Eugene Browning. They were married on September 7, 1946. She had 2 children, Beth and Robert David Browning. Marilyn died March 16, 2015. Her husband Robert Eugene Browning, daughter, Beth Kremer, and son Robert David Browning survive her. She had 6 grandchildren. Marilyn worked for the City of Burbank for 8 years. After her children grew-up she was very active as a volunteer at Saint Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California. She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Burbank, California, for many years. Marilyn loved to travel and went to many exotic places like Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles, and Switzerland. Marilyn and her husband had recently moved to Claremont, California to live closer to family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on April 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm. The service will be at Calvary Church, 1010 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA. Family and friends can call (818) 903-8215 for information and or RSVP. Burbank Leader, March 25, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Frank Noriega, BHS 1943

Frank Noriega, 1925 – 2015---------------- Frank Noriega, age 89, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at his home in Santa Clarita, CA after a long illness. He was born March 13, 1925 in Burbank, CA. Frank attended Burbank and Ventura High Schools prior to enlisting into the Navy in February 1943 where he served 30 months overseas and was in three major battles during World War II....................... Frank had numerous careers, as well as owning two businesses, and retired at age 62 as an Aerospace Inspector. He was the first employee of champion trainer of thoroughbred horses, Noble Threewitt. Frank loved sports and found his true passion in the game of golf, achieving five holes in one. He loved teaching his grandchildren how to play. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sharing his good sense of humor.......... He is survived by his children, all of Santa Clarita, CA - his daughters: Alicia Renfro; Rita (Jerry) Wheatley; Nora (Doug) Cheatham; his son Neil (Cathy) Noriega; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Alice Guagliano and brother Tony Noriega. He was preceded in death by his son Frank, his parents, his brothers Arturo and Albert................ Services were held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Santa Clarita, CA 91321........... The Signal, March 22, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Ted Ehring, BHS 1948

Ted Ehring, former Pismo Beach councilman, dies at age 84------------ Friends and family of a longtime Pismo Beach resident and former city councilman remembered him this week as a driven, talkative and social person who fell in love with the city and worked hard to serve it well................. Ted Ehring, 84, died Sept. 3, the day after he and his wife, Patricia, had celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, she said. “The day after he died the flags were at half-mast, and they’re going to name a street after him,” Patricia Ehring said. “He’d be embarrassed, of course.”............. Ehring had served on the City Council from 2006 until 2012. Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham said developer Gary Grossman, a Shell Beach resident, offered to name a street in one of his projects in town in Ehring’s honor. “There’s a big hole in this city without him,” Higginbotham said. Ehring was born in Whittier and grew up in Burbank. He and Patricia Ehring met in ninth grade.................. “I picked him out, and I didn’t do anything until he decided all those other girls weren’t it,” she recalled Tuesday. They had four children; Ehring is survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well................. Ehring joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve and was called to serve in the Korean War; he was stationed in North Africa, she said. He later graduated from the University of Southern California and worked as geologist, manager and eventually vice president overseeing oil exploration or development for oil and gas companies in California and Texas. He started his own company, P/T and Associates, in 1993................. He and his wife moved to Pismo Beach in 1996; Ehring joined the city’s Planning Commission in 2000 and served six years. He was elected to a two-year term on the City Council in 2006 and reelected in 2008 to a four-year term. During his last council meeting in December 2012, council members recognized him for his strong support of Dinosaur Caves Park — he was a founding member of the Dinosaur Caves Preservation Society — his dedication to public safety and his role in approving the city’s new sewage treatment plant, which was completed in 2006. After initially declaring himself “almost speechless,” Ehring spoke at length. “No one does anything by themselves,” he said at the time. “It takes all the people in this city, all the employees ... all we can do is set a little policy and perhaps a little goal for them to follow.”.........................
Ehring was also named the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. More than 100 people attended a service for Ehring on Sept. 7 in Pismo Beach. Among the remembrances was one from resident Marc Lebed, which was read by Brian Craig Kreowski. The three men called themselves “The Three Amigos”; friends who were “constantly searching for adventures and projects to benefit our community.”............... Before he died, Ehring was very interested in upcoming research on whether the giant clam could be brought back to Pismo Beach, Kreowski said. The project is a joint effort of Cal Poly, Pismo Beach and the Central Coast Aquarium Society. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Central Coast Aquarium Society, 1435 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, with “Pismo clam project” in the memo.