Thursday, September 30, 2010

Douglas Harrison Geyer, BHS 1942

Douglas Harrison Geyer, BHS 1942

Big Bear Grizzley,
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Douglas Harrison Geyer, 85, passed away on May 2, 2010 with his family at his side. Most of his life was spent in the San Fernando Valley attending school at Burbank High, working in general construction and working for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles for 20 years. He served in the Army during WWII.

After building his retirement home in Big Bear Lake, he remained a resident for 22 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean, daughter, Layne Heintz (Husband Gene), Son, Randall H. Geyer, 4 granchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He will be missed!

Private niche side services pending at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Richard F. "Dick" Wilkinson, BHS 1950

Richard F. "Dick" Wilkinson, BHS 1950

July 22, 1931 0 February 14, 2009

Richard F. "Dick" Wilkinson passed away peacefully on February 14th at Silverado Senior Living in San Juan Capistrano surrounded by family.

A Burbank resident for 63 years, he attended St. Robert Bellarmine Elementry School, John Muir Jr. High and Burbank High School.

Dick was a member of the 1st Pacific Drum and Bugle Corps during the Korean War and was honorable discharged from the Marines. He owned his own business, R.F. Wilkinson's Furniture Finishing in West Hollywood for 41 years. Dick retired to Laguna Beach in 1994.

Preceased by his wife of 49 years, Marion, he is survived by his children (and spouses) Susan Miller (Mark), Judy Dvoracek (Joe) and Tom Wilkinson (Mona); eight grandchildren, Jacquie and Megan Miller, Lauren, Christopher and Garret Dvoracek, Evelyn, Natalie and Drake Wilkinson; two step-granddaughters, Sarah Miller Morphew and Rachael Miller and his sister Moria Hansen.

Service at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 26th at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Burbank. Mass will be held in his honor at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Laguna Beach at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28th and Thursday, March 5th.

Donations may be made in Richard's name to the Alzheimer's Association.

Published in Burbank Leader, Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Terry Lee Temin, BHS 1961

Terry Lee Temin, BHS 1961

April 26, 2007

Terry Lee Temin passed away on April 15, 2007 at the age of 64, losing his battle with a heart condition. Terry was born on October 27, 1942.

He will be missed by his family and friends. Terry was born and raised in Burbank, California. He was the only child of Edward and Bernice (Simmons) Temin. Terry graduated from Burbank High School.

Terry lost his loving companion, Anna Ritter, about two years ago and was heartbroken.
Terry was an entrepreneur and businessman who owned several businesses with his partners Tom Michaels and Kerry Walicki. He retired in the early 1990's and left the San Fernando Valley.

Terry relocated to Porterville and came out of retirement to run an olive orchard, during which time Terry became friends with Art Chiapa. Art and Terry were automotive enthusiasts and professional iron workers.

Terry is survived by Anna's son, Ronnie Ritter and Ronnie's children, Hans, Aerial and Aryana.
A celebration of life will be held on April 29, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at China's Alley Restaurant in Lindsey. His friends and family are invited.

This story was published in The Porterville Recorder on April 26, 2007

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gary Richard Macomber, BHS 1948

Gary Richard Macomber, BHS 1948

Gary Richard Macomber passed away on August 23, 2007, returning to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father.

He was born on June 11, 1930 in Taft, California to Ralph and Evelyn Macomber. He met the love of his life, June Young, while attending tenth grade at Burbank High School. After graduation, he married June. From this union came Gary Richard Macomber, Jr., Dennis Allen Macomber, who only lived two days, and Martin Lee Macomber.

He was the proud grandfather of Todd Macomber, Glenna Verdugo, Russell Macomber, and Lindsay Law, and his great grandchildren, Tatiana Verdugo, Gracie Verdugo, Manny Verdugo, and Ana Macomber. Gary had a special love for his aunt, Virginia, and his daughters-in-law, Linda and Sandy.

Gary was a machinist by trade, eventually he decided to go to college. He graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and from San Francisco State College. He taught school at Ukiah High School in the Industrial Arts program from 1969 until he retired in 1988.

Gary and his wife, June, traveled on their motorcycle each summer when he became a teacher. They traveled from Northern California all the way to Panama Canal, have been in every State in the United States, and every province in Canada. They rode to Vancouver and put their motorcycle on a plane, landed in London and rode through the Alps and many countries.

Gary and June joined the Church of Jesus Christ in 1955, thanks to a dear friend, Allen Coryell and his wife Gayle. Gary held many positions in the church, but loved the mission he and his wife served together in the Fiji Islands. He was Physical Facilities Director for the two church schools in Fiji; his wife worked along his side.The family would like to thank Dr. John Mitchell and Doug Huff for their kindness and help.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem South Valley View Ward Chapel, 25 W. Apple Blossom Way, Salem, Utah. A viewing will be held in Gary's honor at Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork on Sunday evening, August 26, 2007 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beverly Jean Ruliffson Jensen, BHS 1971

Beverly Jean Ruliffson Jensen, BHS 1971

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Beverly Jean Ruliffson Jensen, 56, of Green River died Sep. 18, 2010, after a brief but courageous battle with melanoma cancer.

She was born Oct. 16, 1952, in Glendale, Calif., the daughter of Donald Wilson Ruliffson and Carolyn S. Ruliffson.She attended schools in Burbank Calif., and graduated from Burbank High School with the class of 1971.She married Paul Howard Jensen on Feb. 2, 1974, in Burbank and lived in San Diego while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Aug. 14, 1976.
After her husband was discharged from the military, they moved to Utah and then made their home in Green River in 1986. They were later divorced in 2002. She was the proud and loving mother of five children.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in the Relief Society and held various other leadership positions in the church. She was well known for her service in the Boy Scouts of America. Her greatest years were spent as a homemaker and mother to her five children.

Jensen’s support, charisma, love and example were a primary inspiration for her three sons to each earn their Eagle Scout awards, serve honorable full-time missions for the LDS Church and earn college degrees. She also instilled her example of lifelong love and service to her daughter, who stays home and cares for her own children and serves diligently in her Church. Jensen’s children were her life; she was always proud of their accomplishments and was always willing to talk about them.

She is survived by her children, Paul Jensen Jr. and wife Melanie of Denver, Nathan D. Jensen and wife Amy of St. Anthony, Idaho, Christine Smith and husband Brock of Green River, Brian Jensen and wife Heather of Rexburg, Idaho; sister Carroll Halliday of Arizona; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first daughter Anne.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Green River LDS Stake Center, 120 Shoshone Ave., Green River, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River.
Friends may leave condolences for the family at http://www.foxfh.com/.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Joan Adella Mallock West, BHS 1936

Joan Adella Mallock West, BHS 1936

The Madras Pioneer, Oregon, June 05, 2002

Madras resident Joan "Johnny" Adella West died May 29, 2002, at Aspen Court Senior Apartments at the age of 83.

Mrs. West was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Los Angeles, Calif., to parents Seymour and Nana E. (Shaw) Mallock. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1936. She married George I. West on Dec. 20, 1939, and in 1946 they moved to Portland, then to Madras in 1955, where they owned and operated Juniper Motel. They retired in 1972, but Johnny went on to work part-time at the Mod O'Day Dress Shop and Hatfield's Department Store.

She was an active lifetime member of the Madras Lady Elks, enjoyed bowling, was an avid sport fisherman and golfer and was known in many golf circles as a "lady that could hit the golf ball further and straighter than most men." In fact, George gave up golf early in their marriage because he couldn't beat her. She was very competitive and could be heard all over the golf course shouting a curse word when she hit a bad shot.

She was a very stylish and beautiful woman who participated in all the local fashion shows. She was active in the Madras United Methodist Church, where she was a member, and enjoyed reading to kids in local schools.

Survivors include her daughter, Georgia Ann Schell of Beaverton; son, Robert S. West of Milton-Freewater; seven grandchildren, Aaron Read, Beth Read, Steven West, Mike West, John West, Paul West, and Angie West. She was preceded in death by her husband George, and brother Robert Rose.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., June 6, at the United Methodist Church in Madras. Final disposition will be private for family members. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Cancer Society or Mountain View Hospice.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chadd Bryce Mitchell, BHS 1991

Chadd Bryce Mitchell, BHS 1991

Chadd Bryce Mitchell, 34, of Goldendale, died Aug. 25, 2007, in Wasco, Ore., from a tragic windmill collapse. He was born Nov. 16, 1972, in Glendale, Calif., to Jerry and Gail Wolfe Mitchell.Chadd grew up in Southern California, and has lived in Goldendale for the past 14 years.

He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the local bow hunting club, he enjoyed golfing, 4-wheeling and camping.Chadd was currently running for Position 1 Hospital Commissioner in Goldendale.

Survivors include the love of his life, his wife, Tana, of Goldendale; father and step-mother, Jerry and Candie Mitchell, of Valencia, Calif.; mother, Gail Eikanas, of Yakima; daughters, Kayla Mitchell, age 15, of Gilbert, Ariz., and McKinley Mitchell, age 4, of Goldendale; brother, Bradd Mitchell, of Temecula, Calif.; two sisters, April Grant, of Ellensburg, and Jessica Frankovic, of Yakima; step-sister, Mona Mitchell, of Valencia, Calif.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel.A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church, with Ken Akins officiating.A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Goldendale Grange immediately following the service.A private family burial will be held at the Mt. View Cemetery.

Authorities identify victim of wind turbine accident as 34-year-old Goldendale, Wash., man

Published: Monday, August 27, 2007
Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian

Sherman County authorities have identified the victim of Saturday's wind turbine accident as Chadd B. Mitchell, a 34-year-old Goldendale, Wash., man.

Sheriff Brad Lohrey said Mitchell worked for the turbine's German manufacturer, Siemens. Winds at the time of the accident were about 25 mph, Lohrey said.

Mitchell died when a wind turbine on the not-yet-opened Klondike III wind farm east of the town of Wasco snapped in half. A second worker, Bill Trossen, of Minnesota, was inside the 242-foot-tall shaft. He was taken to an area hospital and was later released. Trossen's age and hometown were not available Monday morning.

The turbine broke about 4 p.m. Saturday a little more than halfway up the nearly hollow tube that holds the blades, said Geremy Shull, a Sherman County sheriff's deputy. The men were maintenance technicians, he said.

It was the first death associated with a wind turbine collapse in Oregon. While fire, ice and storms can damage turbines, they rarely fall over.
Last year, a wind gust bent and twisted a similar tower at the Condon Wind Project, a joint venture in Gilliam County between SeaWest Windpower of San Diego and Bonneville Power Administration, in operation since 2002. No one was injured in that case.

Hundreds of the turbines are going up in wheat fields and other windy areas of Oregon and Washington. This year alone, Oregon developers are on track to more than double the wind power generated by turbines in the Columbia River Gorge. The construction boom is expected to continue through 2008 or longer if Congress extends a federal tax credit.

Siemens fined $10,500 for wind turbine tower collapse that killed worker
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Shelby Wood, The Oregonian

The state has fined Siemens Power Generation $10,500 for safety violations related to the Aug. 25 collapse of a wind turbine tower in Sherman County that killed one worker and injured another.

The 6-month investigation by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division found that Siemens failed to properly instruct and supervise workers in the safe operation of tools and equipment. It also found that company procedures for working under potentially dangerous conditions fell short of OSHA regulations.

The investigation did not find any structural problems with the tower itself.
"The tragedy was the result of a system that allowed the operator to restart the turbine after service while the blades were locked in a hazardous position," said Michael Wood, OSHA administrator.

The event occurred at the Klondike III wind farm near Wasco where three workers were performing maintenance on one of the turbine towers. Turbine blades positioned flat to the wind were released before other measures were followed, creating an "overspeed" condition that caused one of the blades to strike the tower. The tower then buckled and collapsed.

Chadd Mitchell, who was working at the top of the tower, died in the collapse. William Trossen, who was on his way down a ladder inside the turbine, was injured. The third worker was outside the tower and was unharmed.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules.

Parents of technician killed in Sherman County wind-turbine collapse file suit
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Aimee Green, The Oregonian

The parents of a 34-year-old technician who died when the 230-foot wind-turbine tower he was in collapsed to the ground in a Sherman County wheat field is suing for $7 million. In their lawsuit, Gail Eikanas and Jerry Mitchell fault the Danish turbine maker Siemens Wind Power A/S, the Klondike Wind Farms III and owners PPM Energy, among others. Their son, Chadd Mitchell, died in August 2007. He was the father of two.

The suit was filed Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. According to the suit, the wind turbine's rotor went into "overspeed," causing the structure to crash to the ground and crush Mitchell. In early 2008, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division fined Siemens Power Generation $10,500 for safety violations, after a six-month investigation. The agency found that Siemens didn't properly train or supervise the employees on the job, and that

Mitchell and another worker had less than two months of experience and were working without a supervisor. Siemens disagreed with the findings of safety violations, and appealed the findings. It's not clear what the outcome of that appeal was.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sharon Long Shoemaker, BHS 1957

Sharon Long Shoemaker, BHS 1957

Burbank Leader, May 2010

Sharon L. Shoemaker, 70, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2010 in Burbank, California. Sharon was born in Burbank, California on December 5, 1939. She attended Burbank schools and graduated from Burbank High School in 1957.

She is survived by Donald Shoemaker, her daughters Shareen and Holly and son Richard and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Katherine Irene "Kaye" Mehlberg, BHS 1967

Katherine Irene Mehlberg, BHS 1967

Burbank Daily Review, August 1972

Funeral services for Katherine Irene Mehlberg, 23, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ekerman-Heisman Funeral Service Chapel. Interment is priviate.Miss Mehlberg died August 7, 1972 in a traffic accident. She lived in Burbank all her life.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Mehlberg; her grandmother, Ellen Ross of Burbank; and her sister, Patricia of Burbank.

Burbank Review, Tuesday, August 8, 1972

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS KILL 2 PERSONS

"The other death was that of Katherine Mehlberg, 23, of Burbank. She was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center. Burbank police have booked Howard Finley, 39, of Saugus, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Police said Finley allegedly ran a red light at Rose Street and Burbank Boulevard and struck Miss Mehlberg's car. Burbank firemen removed her from the vehicle and she was rushed to the hospital.

The Valley News, Thursday, August 10, 1972

ARREST DRIVER IN AUTO DEATH OF BURBANK WOMAN

A Burbank woman was killed in an auto collision at the corner of Whitnall Highway and Burbank Boulvard in Burbank, police reported. She was Katherine Irene Mehlberg, 23, of 2101 N. Evergreen Street, who was pronounced dead Monday at 8:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital. She was driving her auto. Driver of the other car, Howard E. Finley, 38, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of felony manslaughter and felony drunk driving, officers said.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Marion Louise Brown Shelton, BHS 1941

Marion Louise Brown Shelton, BHS 1941

Burbank Leader, February 21-22, 2004

Lifelong Burbank resident Marion Louise Brown Shelton, died February 14, 2004. She was 80 years of age.

Affectionately called "Gaa Mee" by her grandchildren. Marion was born August 3, 1923 to Ernest "Pete" Brown and Phebe Bowman Brown. Growing up in Burbank she attended Joaquin Miller Elementary School, John Muir Junior High School and Burbank High School, graduating in 1941. Marion worked for Lockheed during World War II and returned there once again in 1966 where she was a supervisor until her retirement in 1985.

Marion is survived by her son Randy and daughter-in-law Mary Lou; daughter Sallie Thomas and son-in-law John; grandsons Kory Thomas, Toby Thomas and Peter Rowell; granddaughter Jennie Hope Pullen; and great-grandchildren RJ and Kate Pullen. Marion will also be missed by her extended family Steven and Mary Seekins; Christy Seekins Evans; John , Jerry and Maryann Fido; and many friends and neighbors, especially "The Girls".

Marion's life was filled with artistic endeavors such as her hand-braided rugs, chair caning and knitting. She had a love of adventure, a great sense of humor, strong determination and , most of all, endless love for her family.

Services will be private. Family and friends will hold a celebration of Marion's life at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 21, 2004.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Center for the Partially Sighted, 12301 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The Braille Institute "Books on Tape" program, 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles,CA 90029; or Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Charles R. "Red" Bruce, BHS 1939

Charles R. "Red" Bruce, BHS 1939

A celebration of the life of Charles R. "Red" Bruce will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCann's Paint and Body Shop in Central Point, Oregon.

Mr. Bruce, 80, of Cave Junction, formerly of Central Point, died Tuesday (July 11, 2000) in Cave Junction.

He was born April 28, 1920, in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, California in 1939. Mr. Bruce was a minig caretaker. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Bruce enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two brothers, Frank G., Medford, and Norman R., Central Point; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne; a brother, John A.; and a sister, Elizabeth A. Smith. Arrangements by the Illnois Valley Chapel, Cave Junction.

Published in the Mail Tribune, Oregon, July 2000

James Anthony Caraway, BHS 1970

James Anthony Caraway, BHS 1970

James Anthony Caraway, beloved son of Mary and Jim Caraway; grandson of Mabel and Rudolph Solari. Rosery this evening, 7:30 p.m. and Mass Friday, 10:30 a.m. both at St. Finbar Church, 2010 West Olive, Burbank. James passed away on January 2, 1978 in Kern County, California.
 
From Los Angeles Times, January 5, 1978



Burbank Daily Review, January 6, 1978

James A. Caraway - Funeral services were held for James Anthony Caraway, 25, who died in a small airplane crash in the Mojave Desert Monday, January 2.

He was a resident of Santa Barbara where he worked as a police officer.

He is survived by his father, Edsel Caraway of Burbank; and his mother, Mary Caraway of Burbank.

Funeral service was 10:30 a.m., today, January 6, at St. Finbar Catholic Church in Burbank. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California. Stickel Mortuary of Mojave was in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dennis K. Ruth, BHS 1962

Dennis K. Ruth, BHS 1962

CADC Mourns the Passing of Professor D.K. Ruth, August 27, 2009

Obituary for D.K. Ruth,

Dennis K. (D.K.) Ruth of Auburn, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at his home. Born on July 13, 1944 in Cleveland, Tennessee, D.K. was the son of the late Catherine and Earl Kyle Ruth. He is survived by his wife, Linda Cain Ruth, his sons, Alex and Phillip of Auburn; daughter, Shelley Ruth, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; son Jeff and daughter-in-law, Carla, and granddaughter Peyton of Dallas, Texas; sisters Karen Hatcher of Atlanta, Tanya McDonnell of Orlando and Pam Ledford of Cleveland, Tennessee and his granddog.

Charlie.D.K. earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. After practicing architecture and teaching at Mississippi State and the University of Tennessee, he returned to his alma mater in Auburn in 1989 as a Professor in the School of Architecture.

He later served as both the Head of the Department and as the Interim Dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.The focus of his life was his home and family. He was in all ways and always a very gifted architect and teacher. His life was one of spirit, love, service and support for his students, communities and people.In 1992, D.K. co-founded the Rural Studio in south Alabama with long-time friend and colleague Samuel (Sambo) Mockbee.

In recent years, Professor Ruth conceived, created and implemented the College of Architecture Design and Construction's Design-Build Graduate Program. D.K. was a highly regarded speaker on context-based education and socially-conscious design, both nationally and internationally.

He was the recipient of over twenty teaching and design excellence awards, including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for service to humanity.He touched and enriched the lives of many using his homespun manner to convey his wisdom with patience for and understanding of others.

It is hoped that all will celebrate his wonderful, accomplished life and the way he lived it, with joy and caring for others. A Celebration of Life dinner for family, friends and students, both past and present, will be at the Ruth's home at 2249 Wire Rd. at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29. Receiving of friends will be at the Founder's Chapel of Auburn United Methodist Church at 220 E. Magnolia from 2:00 to 4:00 on Sunday, August 30.

The funeral service will be held at 4:00 in the sanctuary at AUMC with burial services immediately following at Town Creek Cemetery in Auburn.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Auburn University Foundation for the D.K. Ruth Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attn: Gift Accounting, 317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Eloise Joy "Dodi" Peppmuller Stucky, BHS 1945

Eloise Joy "Dodi" Peppmuller Stucky, BHS 1945

Dodi E. Stucky of Grass Valley died June 29, 2008 after a very short battle with lung cancer.
No viewing or services are scheduled.

Dodi was born January 8, 1927, in Nationa City. She lived most of her life in Burbank. She worked at the Burbank Daily Review, the Burbank Police Department, and over 18 years at NBC Burbank. She and her husband, Lon, retired in Grass Valley in 1978.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terry Stucky and Bill Stallard of Las Vegas; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Joy Atwood of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; grandchiildren Bill Stallard of Sacramento, Robin Heywood of Reno, Nevada, and Aja Atwood of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; two great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Graves of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and numerous family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her sisters Shirley Clute and Carol Lane, and the love of her life, Husband Lon Stucky, a veteran and former Lighting Director with NBS and Bob Hope.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made tp Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

Ora Don McMurry, BHS 1944

Ora Don McMurry, BHS 1944

Ora Don McMurry, 79, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2005.Don, also known as Mac, was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 23, 1925. He grew up in Burbank, CA where he remained a resident until 1998. Don served as a Staff Sgt. in the Air Corps during W.W.II. He taught science and coached athletics at Burbank High School and was well known for his athletic cinematography.

Don was a long time member of Magnolia Park United Methodist Church.Don was preceded in death by his loving wift of 38 years, Edna McMurry. He is survived by his daughters Donna McMurry and Teri Wemyss, son-in-law David Wemyss, Grandchildren Ryan, Bethany and Hope Wemyss and sister, Audry Tuttle.

A memorial service for Don will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 12, at the Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Howard Davis, BHS 1956

Howard Davis, BHS 1956

Howard Davis passed away at the age of 64 on November 18, 2002.

He is survived by his former wife, Maureen Davis; one son and two daughters, Rick Davis, Debbie Wise and Wendy Helsley; one sister Shirley Williams of Burbank, California.
Howard was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Burbank, where he attended Burbank High School.

He joined the Burbank Junior Chamber of Commerce in the late 1960's and served as a President and soon became a Senator in the early 1970's. He worked for Tinge Brown for 25 years. In 1987 he moved to Las Vegas. He died at his home in Nevada.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Methodist Church of Burbank, 700 North Glenoaks Blvd., on Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 11:00 a.m.

Published in the Los Angeles Daily News on November 27, 2002.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Warren Michael Anderson, BHS 1971

Warren Michael Anderson, BHS 1971

A funeral service for Warren Michael Anderson, 48, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. Mr. Anderson died Sept. 30, 2001 at his home in Gardnerville.

He was born June 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, to David and Lavonne Brown Anderson and was a Burbank resident for 42 years. He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, California, and then worked in the family business manufacturing aircraft fittings at Magna-Aire Products in Burbank for 22 years before moving the family aircraft business to Minden, Nevada in 1995.

Mr. Anderson's parents lived in Gardnerville from 1971 to 1981 and then moved to Centralia, Washington, where they raised thoroughbreds. He moved to Gardnerville in May 1995 and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for two years.

Mr. Anderson was predeceased by his father in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Anderson, of Gardnerville; mother, Lavonne Anderson, and stepfather, Harrold Baird; both of Centralia; daughters, Holly Anderson and Jenny Anderson, both of Burbank, California; sons, Paul Anderson and Johnny Anderson, both of Burbank; and brother, John Elliot Anderson, of Centralia.

Burial will be at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville handled arrangements.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mary Hess Baker, BHS 1923?

Mary Hess Baker, BHS 1923?

Died on June 25, 2010. She was 104 years old and had lived in Burbank and Glendale since 1920. She was born in South Dakota on December 19, 1905. Mary attended Burbank High School and met her neighbor, Harry Baker, whom she married in 1925. They had three children, Barbara (deceased), Jacqueline, and Robert.

In 1933 they became part of the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank where Mary served as church secretary for 15 years and as clerk of Session for 17 years. Harry died in 1966.

Survivors include children, Jacqueline and (Robert) Petersen, Robert and (Nancy) Baker; son-in-law Regnal Hall; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Life will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Burbank on Saturday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank for its Kenya Street Children or for General Funds. www.CrippenMortuary.com (818) 249-6131

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on August 25, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Charles Walter "Walt" Rosenthal, BHS 1965

Burbank High graduate killed in accident

Charles Walter "Walt" Rosenthal, BHS 1965
April 29, 2006, Chris Wiebe, Burbank Leader
Friends and family remember Charles "Walt" Rosenthal as a sincere and kind-hearted man who had a passion for the outdoors and who was to turn 59 on Wednesday.
But tragedy brought that passion to an end April 6 when Rosenthal, a Burbank High School graduate, died in an accident at Mammoth Mountain near China Bowl run.
As a member of the Mammoth Ski Patrol, Rosenthal and two fellow patrolmen were surveying a hazardous snow area when the two slipped into a volcanic gas vent. Rosenthal fell to his death in an attempt to rescue the two men, said Dep. John Estridge of the Mono County Sheriff's Department. The two men, James Juarez, 35, and John "Scott" McAndrews, 37, died.
Rosenthal was a researcher for UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Computational Earth System Science, working in the field in Mammoth. During the snow season, he served as a member of the Mammoth Ski Patrol. After graduating from Burbank High in 1965, Rosenthal earned a bachelor's degree from UCLA, then went on to obtain a master's degree in geography at UC Santa Barbara, according to a news release from UC Santa Barbara.
The focus of his professional research was snow hydrology, how snow grains bond together for a stable snow pack. Rosenthal had been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to fund his studies and intended to continue doctoral studies in Santa Barbara in the fall. He had been living at Mammoth Lakes.
Rosenthal is survived by his wife, Lori Michelon, and his 14-year-old daughter, Lily.

April 7, 2006

UC Santa Barbara Researcher Dies in Mammoth Mountain Gas Vent Accident
Santa Barbara, Calif.
A UC Santa Barbara researcher was among three men who died at Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra on Thursday, April 6, when the trio, all members of the local ski patrol, fell into a volcanic gas vent as they tried to rope off the unsafe area.
Charles Walter Rosenthal, 58, was an assistant specialist with UCSB's Institute for Computational Earth System Science. He was based at a field site in Mammoth known as the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL). It is a component of the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve, which is a part of the UC Natural Reserve System. He also was employed seasonally as a member of the ski patrol at Mammoth Mountain. He reportedly died when he tried to rescue two colleagues who first fell into the hole, called a fumarole, near the bottom of the China Bowl run.
Rosenthal, who was known by his middle name, had worked as a researcher for the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) since 1991. He earlier had been a teaching assistant in the Department of Geography, where he earned a master's degree. He was expecting to return to UCSB in the fall to continue work on his Ph.D. He resided in Mammoth with his wife, Lori, a printmaker in the eastern Sierra Nevada, and their 14-year-old daughter, Lily.
In a statement, UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang said: "Our UCSB family is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague Walter Rosenthal. He was a researcher doing important work in the field of snow hydrology. He was a highly respected guide and mentor for many, known for his spirit in helping others. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones, who have suffered such a terrible loss. Our campus community will miss Walter, and will always remember and appreciate his many contributions. Our campus flag is lowered today in his memory."
Rosenthal was involved in snow hydrology research and remote sensing. He worked closely with geographer Jeff Dozier, the founding dean and a professor at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
Said Dozier: "As our friend, colleague, guide, and teacher, Walter had an insightful intellect and an engaging enthusiasm for the study of snow. He had worked in the ski area since the early 1980s, but had always maintained an interest in research and had returned to the university in his 40s to complete his master's degree in geography in 1994."
At the time of his death, Rosenthal and Dozier had been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to examine sintering in snow, the process by which snow grains bond with each other and increase the stability of the snow pack.
"Having realized that four decades of sintering theory were at odds with observations and with theories for other materials, Walter was planning to enroll in the Bren School's Ph.D. program next fall," said Dozier. "His work would have changed the way the world thinks about processes within the mountain snow pack."
Daniel Dawson, the director of the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve of the UC Natural Reserve System, called Rosenthal "a gifted mathematician who did novel work in image processing." He noted how Rosenthal had been a ski patrol member for many years and had served as the lead avalanche forecaster for Mammoth Mountain. "Supposedly, April 1 was his last day at the mountain and he just went back in yesterday to help out, knowing they would be shorthanded after the big storm."
A memorial service for all three ski patrol members who died--James Juarez, Scott McAndrews, and Rosenthal--will be held Friday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the old gondola station, Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain. The memorial is open to the public. A memorial fund to benefit Rosenthal's family has been established at the Union Bank of Mammoth Lakes. Contributions to the Walter Rosenthal Memorial Fund can be sent to Union Bank, PO Box 2729, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Barbara Ann "Barbie" Boriso Aupperlee, BHS 1959

Barbara Ann "Barbie" Boriso Aupperlee, BHS 1959
July 21, 1941 - September 1, 2010

Barbara "Barbie" Ann Aupperlee of La Pine, OR passed away on September 1, 2010. She was 69.

Barbara was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 21, 1941, the daughter of Antony and Doris (Edwards) Boriso. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1959. She married Frank Aupperlee on March 20, 1970 in Burbank.

Barbara held secretarial positions at various So. Calif. companies. She loved spending time with family, watching movies, and traveling. Barbara was a member of Cascade Bible Church in La Pine, OR.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 40 years; her two daughters, Deborah Thorson of Norwalk, IA, and Michele Aupperlee of San Rafael, CA; her sister Mary Burkett of Bend; her two grandsons and two adored great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her sister Linda Kerlin and her parents.

Funeral services are being held at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA on September 18th at 10am - near where Frank & Barbara lived for 32 years.
For additional service information contact Eternal Valley at (661) 259-0800 or visit their website: www.eternalvalleymortuary.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vivian Jean Williams Harris, BHS 1940

Vivian Williams Harris, BHS 1940

Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - Thursday, February 10, 2000
Riverside

Memorial services for Vivian Jean Harris, 75, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria. She died Monday of a stroke at Marian Extended Care in Santa Maria. Her ashes will be scattered at sea.

Mrs. Harris, who was born in Brooking, Ore., lived in Riverside 50 years and Hemet 10 years before she moved to Santa Maria a year ago. She was a registered nurse in Riverside for 20 years.

She graduated from Burbank High School in 1940. She attended nursing school at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and the University of California, Riverside. Mrs. Harris was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moreno Valley. She enjoyed spinning wool yarn and making clothes.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband, Fletcher of Arroyo Grande; two sons, William of Arroyo Grande and Richard of Houston; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family suggests memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association of Los Angeles, 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048.

Lynda Aleen Dieudonne Lettenmaier, BHS 1960

Lynda Aleen Dieudonne Lettenmaier, BHS 1960

Lynda Aleen Lettenmaier March 10, 1943 - September 7, 2010

SALEM - Lynda passed away on September 7, 2010, after a long fight with cancer. Lynda was born on March 10, 1943, to Don and Jane Dieudonne in Phoenix, Arizona. She spent her childhood in Burbank, California and graduated from Burbank High School in 1960. Lynda went to Cal Poly before she married Gene Bernards. Lynda had three sons, Russell, Robert and Tom Bernards. Their marriage ended in 1980. Lynda and Dean Lettenmaier married on May 27, 1984.

She loved camping, bowling, the coast, the casino, her flowers and her many friends and family. She worked at SAIF and ODOT, retiring from ODOT in 2008. Lynda was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Jane Dieudonne.

She is survived by her husband, Dean; her sons, Russell, Robert and Tom Bernards; her stepchildren, Misty, Anne and Jesse Lettenmaier; her brother, Robert Dieudonne of California; her sister, Jeannette Beatty of Washington; and her four grandchildren, Mitchell, Matt and Jeff Bernards and Paige Butner.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local animal shelter. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 17, 2010, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Published in Statesman Journal on September 11, 2010, OR

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Alan Lloyd Buckley, BHS 1966


Alan Lloyd Buckley, BHS 1966

Alan Lloyd Buckley passed away in the Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth, California on September 12, 2008. Alan Lloyd Buckley, 59, of Simi Valley, was a mechanic for the city of Burbank
All day Saturday, the death toll from Friday's Metrolink crashed crept up, from 17 in the morning to 25 by the end of the day. All day, one family after another found out that their loved ones did not survive.
One of those families was the Buckleys, of Moorpark. Alan Buckley, 59, died at the scene in Chatsworth, but his family didn't find out until early Saturday morning, said his son, Jeff Buckley.
Alan Buckley was the son of a Union Pacific railroad worker and a train buff since childhood, his son said. He was on board the day the service opened in 1992, and just about every day since then, he took the train to his job in Burbank, where he was a mechanic for the city.
"Metrolink was his thing," Jeff Buckley said. "He knew the conductors, he rode up front with them. He even took the train on weekends. ... For him to pass away this way is irony, I guess. He just loved trains."
Buckley, who would have turned 60 next week, was a man of long-term commitments. He worked for the city of Burbank for 32 years and was married for 38 years.
He leaves two children and five grandchildren.



Friday, September 10, 2010

Leland E. Savoie, BHS 1959

Leland E. Savoie, BHS 1959

Anchorage Daily News June 20, 1994

Soldotna resident Leland E. Savoie, 53, died June 17, 1994 at Central Peninsula General Hospital. A funeral service was at Soldotna United Methodist Church with a visitation at Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.

Mr. Leland was born Dec. 13, 1940, in West Hollywood, Calif. Before coming to Alaska, he worked for Warner Brothers in Hollywood. He moved in 1967 to Cordova. He then moved in 1968 to the Soldotna area where he worked in construction as a carpenter and block layer. Mr. Leland was a member of Carpenters Union Local 1281 and the Civil Air Patrol.

His hobbies included antique cars, antique collecting, coin collecting, flying, hunting and carpentry. Mr. Lelan's family said, "the most important facet in his life was his family. He brought great joy to his immediate and extended family and he will be missed."

Mr. Leland was preceded in death by his father, Raymond and his sister, Carolyn. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Soldotna; sons, Todd R. of Anchorage, Shanee L. of Bozeman, Mont., and Aron G. of Soldotna; daughters, Cathrene Gingerich of Boise, Idaho, and Andrea Leigh Savoie of Soldotna; mother, Violet of Hollywood, Calif.; and grandchildren, Megan, Danielle, Tianna and Lauren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Central Peninsula Unit, P.O. Box 2165, Kenai, Alaska 99611-2165 or to a charity of choice. Arrangements were handled by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Derek Winters, BHS 1980

Derek Winters, BHS 1980

Derek Winters

JUNE 14, 1961 - AUGUST 19, 2010

Derek Winters passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at his home in Burbank. He was married for 21 years to Sandi Winters.

He is survived by his wife, Sandi Winters; son Walter (Veronika Esquivel-Winters) Winters; grandchild; Cody Winters; sister, Lori (Jack Brochu) Hughes-Brochu; father, Kenneth Winters; and numerous extended family members and friends. Born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1961,

Derek was a Garage Attendant for LAPD for 26 years. He will be remembered for his warm and giving personality, always willing to welcome guests to his home. Derek will also be remembered for the uncanny ability to use his wit at the perfect moment.

Memorial services, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 1:00 p.m., at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. VALLEY FUNERAL HOME WWW.ValleyFuneralHomeBurbank.com Burbank (818) 845-3766

Published in Los Angeles Daily News from August 24 to August 25, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Andra William Luttge, BHS 1933

Andra William Luttge, BHS 1933

Andra W. Luttge

Andra William Luttge died October 9, 2004, in Burbank. He was 89.

He was born in Burbank in 1915. He attended Burbank schools and married Ruth I. Kendig in 1936. He worked for Gladding McBean for 46 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his daughter, Andrea (John) Heintz, and son Wayne Luttge of Santa Rosa, California; four grandchildren, Craig and Steven Heintz and Douglas and Daniel Luttge; and great-grandaughters, Samantha Heintz and Emma Luttge.

No memorial services are being planned.

From Burbank Leader, October 2004

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Karen Leigh Bungay Belkin, BHS 1963

Karen Leigh Bungay Belkin, BHS 1963

Karen Leigh Belkin, 56, died May 1, 2002, in Encinitas.Ms. Belkin was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Glendale. She lived in Burbank until 1978, when she moved to San Diego County. Ms. Belkin loved gardening, genealogy, and crafts.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Belkin; daughter and son-in-law Stacy and Jason Ness of New York; two grandchildren; mother Doris Bungay of Burbank; brother Rodney Bungay of Paradise; and many friends.

Funeral services are at noon Sunday at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego.The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 8070 La Jolla Shores Drive, PMB 509, La Jolla, CA 92037.

John Allen Wiens, BHS 1940

John Allen Wiens, BHS 1940

Ventura County Star (CA) - Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Born:1920 - Died:2010

Allen Wiens was born on Dec. 16, 1920 in Los Angeles. He peacefully passed away on Jan. 8, 2010 in Ventura at the age of 89. He graduated from Burbank High School and then served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.

In 1946 Allen started his own business, " Wiens Precision Model Shop," in Burbank. He designed prototype machines and was a pioneer in his field. Some of the events at his shop included the Water Dome desalinization project in the 1960s. In the 1970s he was working with hydrogen to split water, which would be used as a source of nonpolluting energy to replace the need for oil.

Over his 55 years in business he designed many machines that are in use today. He did design engineering for Disney, Lockheed and Technicolor. He was a recipient of many engineering awards and served as an official on many Mobile Gas Economy Runs.

Allen was also a master woodworker producing furniture and award winning gunstocks. In 1951 Allen married the love of his life, Grace Constance (Connie), and enjoyed 58 years of marriage. He was an adored father in a Christ centered home. His loved ones will miss him including his wife, Connie; his daughter, Jonal Beck (Ron); two sons, Dave Wiens and Jeff Wiens (Kathleen).

He was also a proud grandpa of Kyle and Heather Beck and Austin and Luke Wiens . He was an adventurous sportsman, marksman, skier, and tennis player. He backpacked the High Sierras and fished the Canadian wilderness. Allen was a true icon of a Renaissance man. Allen was a lifelong Good Samaritan, blessed to be a blessing.

A private celebration of his life was held Sunday in the home. Donations can be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 541, Oxnard, CA 93032-0541.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Floyd Douglas Dixon, BHS 1946

Floyd Douglas Dixon, BHS 1946

The News Review, Douglas County, OR, February 22, 2007

Age 78, a resident of Riddle, Oregon, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. He was born at Burbank, California to the late Emmett G. and Lillie Belle Tanner Dixon on April 15, 1928.

Doug Dixon was married to Jacqueline Joyce Howell at Burbank on September 23, 1947, and she preceded him in death on October 18, 2004. Doug Dixon moved to Oregon with his wife in 1990, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Canyonville, Oregon and was also the minister of that church for quite a few years.

He liked to paint, liked gardening, hunting, fishing, an most of all liked people. Doug went to several years of college to learn the banking business and he learned it well. He was in the banking business for 42 years and retired as a Vice President of the bank.

He is survived by one son, Wayne Douglas and his wife, Linda Sue Dixon of Banning, California; two daughters, Karen Diane Dixon of Riddle and Kim Denise and her husband, Steven Daubney of Riddle; four grandchildren, Douglas Wayne Dixon; Julie Ann Dixon; Kristi Dawn Briggs; Brock James Daubney; and six great-grandchildren, Diedra; Chase; and Kurstan Dixon; Jaiden; Nyccalas and Tayshia Briggs.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at the Canyonville Church of Christ at 551 SW 5th Street, with minister Ron Sherman officiating. Following that service there will be a graveside service at the Riddle Cemetery. Mountain View Memorial Chapel at Myrtle Creek is serving the family.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Curtis Hagele, BHS 1958

Curtis Hagele, BHS 1958

Curtis Hagele, May 13, 1940 - March 10, 1980
Curtis was a highly decorated member of the Los Angeles Police Department's "SIS" Unit, Detective Hagele was accidentally shot by fellow LAPD officer after staking out two bank robbery suspects.

When 29 year-old Colvin Mitchell exited the American Savings and Loan at 201 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, the officers quickly determined that he had indeed robbed the bank.

They attempted to arrest him and followed him as he fled on foot. In the scuffle that followed, they accidentally shot one of their own officers. Hagele died 90 minutes later in South Bay Hospital. The convicted felon was killed at the scene.
Detective Curtis was buried with full police honors at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Barry James Sherman, BHS 1967

Barry James Sherman, BHS 1967

Lodi News - Sentinel (CA) Dated: April 22, 2002

An ultralight airplane crashed Saturday north of Lodi, killing one of its passengers and injuring the pilot.

Barry Sherman, 53, of San Jose, was transported to the University of California's Davis Medical Center but died from his injuries. His companion, whose name was unavailable, was taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital, said Nellie Stone, spokeswoman for the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

The ultralight went down in a field in the 4700 block of East Collier Road at 2:15 p.m.The Federal Aviation Administration took over the investigation after an initial response from the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, Stone said Sunday.

Norman Edward Cottle, BHS 1931

Norman Edward Cottle, BHS 1931

Burbank Leader, February 2004

Norman Edward Cottle, 91, died Feb. 18, 2004.

He was a Burbank resident for 85 years. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Cottle; a daughter, Marilyn Saylor; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.Services were Monday at Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Emma Lee Dix Harkink, BHS 1945

Emma Lee Dix Harkink, BHS 1945

A wonderful, caring and loving wife, sister, mother and grandmotherpassed away on July 26, 2004 after battling liver cancer during the past few months.

Emma is survived by her husband, William E. Harkink; her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry R. and Judith of Worland, Wyoming, and Harold "Eddie" and Diane of Chandler, Arizona; two granddaughters, DeAnne of Flagstaff, Arizona and Jaci of Bloomington, Indiana. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Justus; and brother, Paul Dix.

Emma was born February 26, 1927 in Greenwood, Arkansas to George and Reth Dix. The family moved to Burbank, California where she attended school and later married William on May 12, 1945. The young couple moved to Gardens in 1951, where they raised their two boys and remain in the same house today.

Emma loved and was loved by all her neighbors, friends and most of all her family. She derived great joy from the closeness she had with all those around her, and she especially loved her church and the Lord.

Viewing will be Thursday, July 29th at McCormick Mortuary from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 1016 W. 164th Street in Gardena. Services will be held at her beloved Cross Road Church, 2818 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Gardena, 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30th, with burial immediately following at the National Cemetery in Riverside, California during a 12:45 p.m. service.

Family and friends are invited to their home for an open house between 4:00- 6:00 p.m. on Friday to celebrate the life of Emma Lee. Emma will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Walter Leroy Rickell, BHS 1956

Walter Leroy Rickell, BHS 1956

Walter Leroy Rickell, 65, died Aug. 18, 2003, in Burbank.

He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Harrisburg, Pa., and lived in Burbank for 55 years. He worked as a writer and photographer for 40 years.

Mr. Rickell is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Martine; son, Keith; and two grandchildren.The memorial Mass was Friday at St. Finbar Catholic Church.Valley Funeral Home was in charge of direction

Burbank Leader, August 2003

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

William P. King, Jr., BHS 1962

William P. King Jr., BHS 1962

Los Angeles Times, March 25, 1962

William P. King Jr., 17, of 731 East Amherst Drive, Burbank, was killed Monday morning when his car went off Wentworth Ave. south of Hansen Dam, Sunland, police said. The wreckage of the auto was discovered by Richard Newsom of La Crescenta.