Monday, February 28, 2011

John Peter Coon, BHS 1967

John Peter Coon, BHS 1967

Burbank Leader dated June 22, 1998:

Mr. John Peter Coon, 48, died June 22, 1998. Mr. Coon was born in Portland, Oregon. He was a longtime Burbank resident, prior to moving to Pittsburg, California. He was a 1967 graduate of Burbank High School and of Los Angeles Trade- Technical Institute. He was an employee of Intel Corp.

Mr. Coon is survived by his wife, Patricia: son, Morgan; daughter, Kathryn; father, Robert; brothers, Michael and Jerry; sisters, Mary McAfee and Teresa; sisters-in-law, Carole and Louise; brother-in-law, Ken; nieces, Heather, Alexandra and Adelina; nephew, Michael, and extended family members, Tom, Al, Alonzo and Frances.

A Mass was celebrated on Friday, June 26, at St. Catherine's of Siena in Martinez. Connolly & Taylor Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.Contributions on Mr. Coon's behalf may be made to the Children's Hospital Branches, Inc., 1833 Alcatraz Ave., Berkley, CA, 94703-2714.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Regina Joyce Hutchison Hovland, BHS 1945

Regina Joyce Hutchison Hovland, BHS 1945

Joyce Hovland of Tujunga passed away on Feb. 4, 2011.
Born on a farm in Filley, Nebr. on Oct. 26, 1927, she was the sixth of seven children born to Harry and Regina Hutchison.

From the age of 13 she attended Burbank schools and graduated from Burbank High School. She was introduced by her best friend Ardyne Blackstone to the love of her life, Oscar Eilers Hovland (predeceased), her husband of 60 years.

Their meeting was love at first sight. While Oscar worked at Lockheed, she was a traditional wife and mom raising three sons. For a time she worked at Lockheed, then enjoyed a long career with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 21 years.

Joyce is remembered by her many friends and family as loving, beautiful, spiritual, serious and reflective, radiating a goodness she shared with all. Her many pleasures in life were family gatherings, homemaking, gardening, church attendance, square dancing, camping and travel throughout the USA and Europe.
Joyce is survived by sons Larry (Bernadette) of Glendale, Loren (Lory) of Santa Rosa and Gregory (Jamie) of Lancaster; granddaughters Wendy (Roger) and Stacie; grandsons Erik (Joanna), Brian, Matthew, Jens and Jeremy; great-grandchildren Sean, Andy, Tyler and Annika and her sister Patricia Gassett and sister-in-law Judy Hovland.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 3561 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Interment at Forest Lawn, Glendale.
Arrangements are being handled by Crippen Mortuary, La Crescenta.

Published in the Crescenta Valley Weekly, Feb 10th, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ruth Ann Nuttelman Talley, BHS 1949

Ruth Ann Nuttelman Talley, BHS 1949

Ruth Ann Talley was born February 25, 1932 to Vernon F. Nuttelman and Blanche Ann Nuttelman (Ross). She spent her early years growing up near Sechlerville, WI. In 1944, when she was 12, she and her family moved to Burbank, CA. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1949 and went on to study first at Glendale City College and later at UCLA where she entered a teacher preparation program.

On June 18, 1955 she married Harry L. Talley Jr. of Glendale. They would remain united for 52 years until the Lord called him home in August of 2007. In 1956 she left UCLA to give birth to her first child, Reece. She would go on to have three more children; Carla (Hentz), Aleece (Schwalenberg) and Paula (Marbach).

RuthAnn was an active member of First Lutheran Church, Burbank. For six decades she volunteered with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, helped print and deliver devotionals in brail to the blind, assisted the youth league and gave generously of her time and treasure to various ministries within the church. Her faith was a vital part of her life and the driving force behind the love and care she devoted to her children and grandchildren.

In 1977 she went to work part-time for Burbank dentist Dr. Henry B. Hunt. She worked there until she retired in the early 90s. Though the official record will state that she was a homemaker & housewife, her family knows she was so much more. To us, she was our mother.RuthAnn

Talley went home to be with the Lord on Friday January 28, 2011. She is survived by her only sister Pamela Baker of Northridge, CA, 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 nieces and nephews and untold number of friends and acquaintances. Services will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 PM at First Lutheran Church, Burbank.

Friday, February 25, 2011

James H. Flora, BHS 1944

James H. Flora, BHS 1944

Flora, James H. Former La Habra Mayor

James H. Flora, passed away on December 18, 2010 after an extended illness. The youngest of Marshall and Myrtle Flora's five children, Jim was born on February 25, 1926 in Burbank, California. He joined three brothers and a sister.

Jim attended Burbank schools where he was an avid athlete particularly devoted to basketball and baseball. He graduated from Burbank High on January 31, 1944 and joined the Navy February 1, 1944. After boot camp he was sent to San Francisco for radio school and then assigned to the U.S.S. Execute, a minesweeper, which was sent to the South Pacific. His ship swept mines in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa. Jim served in the area until the end of the war in August 1945. He was discharged in May of 1946.

In September he enrolled at the University of Redlands where his brother Bill was also enrolled. Jim graduated in 1950 after lettering in basketball and making the golf team. On his first day at Redlands he met Patricia Korine Bishop. He told his roommate he would marry her. On August 20, 1948 Jim and Pat married. After graduation they moved to Burbank and in 1951 Jim went to work for Southern California Edison in the Ontario office. He climbed the ladder of management and became an area manager.

Jim and Pat moved to La Habra during that time. Jim retired from Edison in 1988 after 35 years with the company. Jim became involved in the local Chamber of Commerce in local cities and served as president of several of them. Then Jim discovered politics. He was appointed to the La Habra Planning Commission, first in 1968 for two years and then in 1973- this time staying until 1984. He left the commission where he had been chairman four times after being elected to the La Habra City Council on which he served for 12 years. Twice he was Mayor of the city. When he retired from the council the city hired him to be its economic development director for two years. Jim served as a field representative for State Senator John Lewis for two years, and as a director on the board of Cal Domestic Water Company for two years.

Jim was an avid golfer having begun playing with his father when he was 11 years old. He was a member of Hacienda Golf Club for many years and took great pride in shooting his age (69) in 1995. A long-standing member of La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church, he and Pat joined Rose Drive Friends Church after moving to Fullerton. Jim was a man who loved and cared deeply about his wife and family, was a loyal and talented manager who represented his company well in his community, and who believed in giving back to the community where he lived.

Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pat; his daughters, Susan (Greg) Burgin and Debi Bloomfield, and his grandchildren, Jason (Cindy) Donaldson, Ryan (Chrissy) Carr and Amy Donaldson, and three great-grandchildren, Vince Carr, Sophia Carr and Jackson Donaldson.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on January 22, 2011 at 11 am at Rose Drive Friends Church which is located at 4221 Rose Drive in Yorba Linda, CA 92886. The family requests no flowers be sent but donations may be made to Virginia K. Crosson Cancer Center, 2151 N Harbor Blvd. Suite 220, Fullerton 92835, La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church at 951 Idaho Street, La Habra or to Rose Drive Friends Church at the address above. Memory Garden Mortuary


Published in Orange County Register on January 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mark Eric Grogan - Burbank High, Class of 1968

Mark Eric Grogan - Burbank High, Class of 1968

Obituary Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Burbank Leader

Mark Eric Grogan, a longtime Burbank resident and Eagle Scout, died Dec. 19, 2009. He was 59.

Grogan was also active in the Burbank Family YMCA before graduating from Burbank High School in 1968. After graduating from Cal State Northridge, he became a Realtor with Century 21 Ditton Realty.

Mark is survived by his mother, Miriam; brother, Doug; a niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl, and brother, Phil. The family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society or the Burbank Family YMCA.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Patricia Baker Boyd, BHS 1943

Patricia Baker Boyd, BHS 1943

Los Angeles Times, December 2007

Patricia Baker Boyd, 82, of Sherman Oaks, died on December 11, 2007.

She was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1925 and moved to Burbank, California when she was three years old.She graduated from Burbank High School and then went on to graduate from U.C.L.A. where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Pat was active throughout her life in Las Donas of U.C.L.A. and was an elementry school teacher in the San Fernando Valley.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Allen Boyd. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Baker (William) Ciz, sons Jerry Allen (Ann) Boyd, John Michael (Laurie) Boyd and granddaughter Christina Boyd (Eric) Fenmore. Grandmother of eight and great- grandmother of four.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at Forst Lawn, Hollywood Hills.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ted Olesen, BHS 1939

Ted Olesen, BHS 1939

Ted Olesen, 88, died October 16, 2009.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., October 23, at Fir Lawn Memorial Park, 1070 W. Main Street, in Hillsboro. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m., Christian Church of Hillsboro, 540 NE Edison Street.

Ted Olesen was born July 29, 1921, in Beach, North Dalota, to Sylvia and Albert Olesen. The family moved to southeran California and he graduated from Burbank High School in 1939. In June 1941, he married Marjorie Smith. They later moved to Mountaindale.

He owned Flying A, Olesen's Service Station, Hillsboro. He later left the auto business and went to work for the Oregon Journal, Valley and Tigard Times and The Oregonian. He also bought and remodeled homes for resale or rentals.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Olesen; son Kenneth Olesen; daughters, Beverly McIrvin and Barbara Randall; five grandchildren and one great grand- grandchild. Remembrances: American Heart Association.

Published in The Hillsboro Argus, Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday, February 18, 2011

Renate Hayum, SP, BHS School Libarian

Renate Hayum, SP, BHS School Libarian

Renate Hayum, SPSr. Renate Hayum, SP, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:35 a.m. at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, Washington at 80 years of age, after 25 years as a Sister of Providence.

The Vigil Service will be on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Residence, 4800 37th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle following the Mass. Bonney-Watson Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

Sr. Renate was the only child born to Henry and Ellen (Oppenheimer) Hayum in Tüebingen, Germany on January 29, 1930. Her father was an attorney.In 1938, the family immigrated to the United States. She and her parents moved to Olympia, Washington in 1939 and then to Seattle where her father took classes to become a Certified Public Accountant. Her mother worked as a sales clerk. She became a citizen of the United States on March 27, 1944. She entered the Sisters of Providence on August 22, 1986, made her first profession on August 15, 1988, and professed her final vows on June 13, 1992.

Her academic accomplishments include: Public schools throughout elementary grades; Franklin High School, Seattle, WA-1948; Reed College, Portland, Oregon for two years; B.A., Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA -1952; M.L.S., Library Science, University of Washington-1968. Her ministry assignments include: Auditor, Army Post Exchange Service, San Francisco, CA-1952-1954; Accounting Positions, New York/New Jersey-1954; Editorial Assistant, Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher, Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 1954-1965; Reference Librarian and Administration, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA, 1968-1987; Accounts Representative, Business Office, Providence Seattle Medical Center (Providence Medical Center), Seattle, WA, 9/87-5/88; Office Assistant, Providence Seattle Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 5/88-4/89; Research Assistant, Provincial Offices, Seattle, WA, 5/88-5/89; preparation for Philippine Sector, Seattle, WA, 5/89-6/89; preparation for Philippine Sector, Maryknoll Cross Cultural Training Program, Moraga, CA, 6/89-8/89; Librarian, Sisters of Providence Residence, Manila, Philippines, 10/89-01/91; Assistant to Provincial Secretary, Provincial Offices, Seattle, WA, 2/91-6/92; Librarian, Burbank High School, Burbank, CA, 1992-2003; Team Member, Administration, Providence High School, Burbank, CA, Fall 2003-June 2007.

She loved classical music and reading. Sr. Renate is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by an aunt and uncle, two cousins, and her community of the Sisters of Providence.Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, 1801 Lind Avenue SW, #9016, Renton, WA 98057-9016

Published in The Seattle Times on January 30, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Paul C.R. Peterson, BHS 1935

Paul C.R. Peterson, BHS 1935

Paul C.R. Peterson, 82, died May 19, 2000.

Mr. Peterson was born in Chicago and moved to Burbank at 12 years of age. After graduating from Burbank High School he went on to achieve his bachelor's degree from UCLA and a master's degree at Berkeley Baptist Divinity School.

At the age of 75 Mr. Peterson was awarded a PhD in theology from Fuller Seminary School. After founding San Francisco's Youth for Christ and serving as minister to San Rafael's First Congregational Church, he returned to Burbank to minister First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia; daughters, Pauline Cozzens and Debbie Lewis; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Peterson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. June 10 at Calvary Bible Church in Burbank.

Published in the Burbank Leader, May 31, 2000

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beverly Norine Warner Richards, BHS 1965

Beverly N. Warner Richards, BHS 1965

Passed away November 29, 2008

The following was written by her brother:

"Beverly N. Richards was a resident of Burbank since birth. She graduated from Burbank High School and USC. Beverly was a dental hygienist for 25 years and held a patient relations/accounting position at Burbank Hearing Clinic (owned by her brother Corky) for 12 years.

Beverly is survived by son, Chad, daughter, Kara, five grandchildren and two brothers, Joseph and Courtlandt Warner. Beverly was a devoted daughter, sister, mom, wife, grandma, mother-in-law, friend and employee. She loved her family.

She will be remembered for her vibrant and compassionate personality. She had the most beautiful and engaging smile. She loved to give and receive a warm hug. As an optimist she fought to overcome her set backs. She understood God's love for her and allowed God's love to shine through her.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stephen J. Watson, BHS 1966



Stephen J. Watson,.BHS 1966

Stephen J. Watson,. Steve fought a courageous 27 month battle with brain cancer, but finally succumbed on Monday February 7th, 2011. He was 62 years old. He died in his Cloverdale home with his devoted wife Sue by his side.

Steve was born in New York City in 1948. He lived in Leonia, New Jersey, until the age of eight, when he and his family moved to Burbank, CA. There he attended Bret Harte grade school, Luther Burbank Junior High, and graduated from Burbank High School in 1966. He then went to Los Angeles Pierce College earning an AA degree, U.C. Northridge, and Sonoma State University, earning his BA degree in 1974. It took him a while to get his degrees, but he was working full time to support himself, and having a good time while doing so. He was a true child of the 60's! He was a member of the Boy Scouts, Cloverdale Lion's Club, and the Redwood Empire Trail Riders.

Steve is survived by his loving wife Sue of 37 years; brother Rick (Diana), sister Debbie (Dallas); and nephews Jonathan and Michael. He was preceded in death by his father William and mother Lynne. There are far too many family and friends to name, who loved him, and will miss him dearly. Steve worked hard all his life, whether at his job of 32 years at McLea's Tire or at home on his ranch in Cloverdale. He had a good work ethic and a great sense of humor. He believed in responsibility, honesty, and a job well done.

He loved to fish, hike, help others, and work on cars. His last project was rebuilding a 1969 jeep on a 1976 frame. He was unable to complete the job due to his illness, but many friends chipped in to help see it through, so that he could take one last trip in it to Death Valley in December 2010. It was hard to get him to take a vacation at all, as he loved staying home working on his many projects. He was the ultimate handyman who could make or fix anything. The city boy became a country gentleman. As per his wishes, there will be no service at this time. Donations in Steve's name may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, http://www.braintumor.org/.

Published in the Press Democrat from February 12 to February 13, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ramona F. "Rae" Calhoun Heinrich, BHS 1948

Ramona F. Calhoun Heinrich, BHS 1948

Ramona F. Heinrich, "Rae" as she was lovingly known, was born in Boulder, Colorado on July 11, 1931. She passed away suddenly, December 31, 2009 after a brief illness.
Beloved mother of sons, Stephen (Sandy), David and Gordon (Maryann). Grandmother to Brian (Debbi), Shannon (Aaron) and Ryan. Great grandmother to Ashley, Abigayle and Owen. Preceded in death by her loving husband, James A. Heinrich and infant great grandson Brandan.
Services at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary. Viewing January 10, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Rosary at 6:00 p.m.. Services 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2010.

Published in San Jose Mercury News on January 8, 2010.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

William "Bill" Thompson, BHS 1941

William "Bill" Thompson, BHS 1941

Bill Thompson, 79, died May 17, 2003, in Fresno.

He was born in Iowa and was a longtime Burbank resident. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1941. Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He also worked as a radio and TV announcer for the San Francisco Giants. He was recently inducted into the Fresno Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his children, Kathy and Brian; and two grandchildren. A memorial service in Fresno is pending.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Allan Howeth Carlson, BHS 1938

Allan Howeth Carlson, BHS 1938
Mr. Carlson was born in Burbank. He graduated from Burbank High School, Burbank, California in 1938. He passed away December 11, 2003 in Lone Pine, Inyo County, California.
He joined the Navy and served from 1944 to 1946. He was an avid car racer and with others worked to establish the San Fernando Drag Strip in the 1950s. He was a member of Southern California Timing Association and the Sidewinders Club. He was also a member of the Power Squadron. Upon his retirement from Modern Motors, he and his wife moved to Minden, NV. They returned to Ridgecrest in 2000.
His wife Bettylee Carlson, son Brian, daughter Denise Kight and daughter Diane Napolitano as well as daughter-in-law Jody survive him. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Holland & Lyons Mortuary, Ridgecrest, CA

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Judith Ann Meskew Laivo, BHS 1964

Judith Ann Meskew Laivo, BHS 1964

November 29, 2000, Burbank Leader

JUDY A. LAIVO

Judy A. Laivo, 53, died Nov. 21, 2000, in a Burbank hospital. Laivo was born in Glendale. She was a Burbank resident for 29 years. She was an administrative secretary for California Federal Bank for 12 years.

She is survived by daughters Monica Alexander, Bobbi Baldaseroni and Christina Rice; brothers James D. Meskew Jr. and William J. Meskew; and four grandchildren.Services were Tuesday at Eckerman Heisman Funeral Service Chapel.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Paula Lynn Hemsley, BHS 1971

Paula Lynn Hemsley, BHS 1971
Dec. 13, 1952-Feb. 9, 2009

Ms. Hemsley, 56, of Oceanside, died Feb. 9. 2009

Paula Hemsley, passed away from Cancer, in a Oceanside Hospice, Monday night February 9th. Paula leaves a daughter, Kristen Pinckney, 24 of Grass Valley. Paula and her family are in our Prayers.

Services will be held, Saturday, February 21, at St. Michael By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Carlsbad at noon. American Cremation Service-Carlsbad, (760) 729-9182.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Janis Shovald Helquist, BHS 1968

Janis Shovald Helquist, BHS 1968

From Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2007

Janis Shovald Helquist, 57, of Burbank loving mother, daughter and sister passed away March 29, 2007 after her year and half battle with cancer.

Services will be held Saturday April 14, 2007 at Valley Community Church 25222 Wifey Canyon Road, Newhall, CA at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to the Roy and Patty Disney Cancer Center for more information call 818-847-4073.

Janis was a 1968 graduate of Burbank High School, Burbank, California.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Jeri Lynn Hawver-Laricchia, BHS 1977

Jeri Lynn Hawver-Laricchia, BHS 1977

From Burbank Leader - August 24-25, 2002

JERI LYNN HAWVER-LARICCHIA" Forever Young"

Jeri Lynn Hawver-Laricchia was born February 9, 1961 in Burbank, California and passed away July 31, 2002 in Huntington Beach, California after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

Jeri is survived by her husband Joe, her sons Josh and Joey; her mother Joanne Hawver of Burbank, California; her father Jerry Hawver of Phoenix, Arizona; her sister Joni (Macias) also of Phoenix, Arizona; and her brother Jay of Palmdale, California.

Visitation and Services were held at Heritage Memorial Services and First Christian Church in Huntington Beach, August 12 and 13, 2002 respectively. Burial services concluded with The Release of the Doves at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach.

Several hundred relatives, friends and Jeri's extended family - the Southern California Hockey Association members and their families were in attendence at the Celebration of Jeri's life.


Note: Jeri Lynn Hawver-Laricchia was a 1977 graduate of Burbank High School, Burbank, California.

Friday, February 4, 2011

James 'Jim' Wyse Moore, BHS 1959

James 'Jim' Wyse Moore, BHS 1959

Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID) - Sunday, September 16, 2007

JEROME - James "Jim" Wyse Moore, age 66, passed away on Sept. 5, 2007, at his home in Jerome, Idaho. Jim was born July 16, 1941, in Burbank, Calif., to Emelyn and Spencer Moore. He graduated from Burbank High School and later received a degree in accounting from ASU. He married Elaine Bennett and they had two sons, Darren and Eric.

He worked for NBC Studios as the unit manager on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He moved to Idaho in 1994 and had enjoyed his time here with family and friends. Recently, his greatest passion was his involvement with the Jerome Rod and Gun Club, where he served as treasurer.

He is survived by Elaine; Eric; Darren and his wife, Kaesa; and his granddaughters, Rhiannon and Reaghan; his brother, Spencer; and sister, Barbara. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. In lieu of a funeral, there will be a memorial shoot at the Jerome Rod and Gun Club in October in honor of Jim's life.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Hove-Robertson Funeral Chapel in Jerome.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Janet Perry Ludecke, BHS 1943

Janet Perry Ludecke, BHS 1943

Burbank Leader, March 09, 2002

Janet Ludecke, 76, died March 3, 2002, in Colton. Ms. Ludecke was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Los Angeles. She lived in Burbank for 73 years.

Ms. Ludecke was a housewife. She was a member of the Ex-Airforce Mothers Assn., and she and her husband worked on Burbank's Tournament of Roses floats.

Ms. Ludecke was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and her sister Jo Perry. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Alice and Tommy Butler of Victorville; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Kathy Ludecke of Big Bear; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Frank Perry of Apple Valley; sisters Marie Getchel of Union City and Betty Perry of Burbank; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is at 1 p.m. March 16 at the First Christian Church, 221 S. 6th

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

James Michael Linkletter, BHS 1978

James Michael Linkletter, BHS 1978

From The Valley News, November 1977

HIGH SPEED ACCIDENT KILLS 2

Two Burbank youths were killed Sunday night, November 7, 1977 in a high-speed traffic accident on a winding stretch of Angeles Forest Highway above La Crescenta, authorities said.

According to a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, the youths were traveling southbound, about two miles north of Angeles Crest Highway, when the accident occurred about 11:30 p.m.

The two were identified as James Michael Linkletter, 17, of 621 Irving Drive, and his passenger, William Inhelder IV, 16, of 620 Jamestown Road. Authorities said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when Linkletter lost control, causing the car to strike the mountainside and overturn in the roadway.

The driver was ejected while Inhelder was pinned beneath the car when it came to rest upside down in the northbound lanes, officers said.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Robert W. Rowland, BHS 1948?

Robert W. Rowland, BHS 1948?

Daily News of Los Angeles (CA) - Saturday, April 4, 2009

ROBERT W. ROWLAND 1930 - 2009 Passed away peacefully at home, family at his side, on March 29, 2009.

Born in Glendale, California, Bob was a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. He attended Burbank High School . He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Edith Rowland; siblings, Norma, Jimmy, Kenny, and Donny; niece, Sherry; nephew, Kenny; and grandson, Kevin.

His legacy includes daughters, Marie, Linda, and Bobbi-Jo; grandchildren, Ron, Mark, Drew, Angela, Lisa, Bobby, Derek, and Kelsea; great grandchildren, Ethan, Justin, Scotty, Amia, Danika, Flannery, Jesenia, Tanner, Bryce, and Kaden; several nieces, nephews, and their families. He leaves behind many, many friends and associates.

Bob was a plastering contractor for over 50 years during which time he developed lasting friendships. He valued his time in the Merchant Marines and Army, traveling to such places as Greenland, Panama, Korea, Japan a nd the Persian Gulf. Seeing potential beauty in structures, Bob enjoyed taking time to remodel, restore and rebuild to make a project what he envisioned. As a father, he was loved and much appreciated, always there when needed. He will be greatly missed.