Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Erin Henderson Baker, BHS 1975


In Memoriam: Erin Baker

Erin (Henderson) Baker, known as “E” by her grandchildren, passed away September 19, 2011 in the emergency room at Menifee Valley Medical Center after fighting a lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease.

Family members say that, despite the illness that caused pain during much of her life, Erin was the ultimate survivor and ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She also was known for her strong faith in her Lord and bringing comfort to others when they were unable to comfort her.


Erin was born in Burbank, California on June 14, 1957 to Robert and Sheila Henderson, with whom she has lived in Canyon Lake for the past several years. In addition to her parents, Erin is survived by two daughters: Lauren (Breck) Brewer of San Antonio, Texas, with their four children, Dillon, 8, Teague, 6, and twins, Sadie and Claire, 4; and Lacy (Lance) Carroll of Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their two children, Violet, 4, and Thadius, 1.

Erin also is survived by sisters Lynelle Henderson of Canyon Lake, Brooke (Tony) Ward of Burbank and Melanie Henderson of Burbank, along with nieces and nephews: Blu, Hailey and Kevin Murray, Carlie and Ace Ward, and Hogan and Emery Henderson.

Lynelle will hold a celebration of life Saturday, September 24, at her home in Canyon Lake. The Wards also will have a celebration of life Sunday, September 25, at their home in Burbank.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thomas Ambrose Winner Jr., BHS 1962

Thomas Ambrose Winner Jr., BHS 1962

Marin Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA) - Tuesday,

Thomas Ambrose Winner, Jr.

"Tom", 61, passed away on September 23, 2005 from complications of an infection. He was born on September 21, 1944 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and held the area with special fondness.

He and his family moved to South Pasadena and then to Burbank where he went through high school at Burbank High School . He started at UC Davis in 1962, finished his undergraduate work in 1966 and earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1970. He began practicing veterinary medicine in Lafayette, CA - a career which he embraced enthusiastically throughout his life - enjoying working with both animals and their owners, caring as much for the owners' needs as their pets.

He and his wife Reggie met while both were at UC Davis and were married September 25, 1971. In 1972, they moved to Novato and made their home there, getting involved in the community and raising their three sons Rob, 29, Andy, 26, and Marty, 24.

Tom joined the Novato Rotary Club in 1974, maintained perfect attendance, and was always active and involved in club projects. He served the club as president from 1987-88. He enthusiastically supported the ideals of Rotary and developed life-long friendships. He thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Club's roasting each year of the outgoing president, procuring and providing some very outlandish costumes.

In 1990, he was named Novato Citizen of the Year by the Novato Chamber of Commerce with citations noting his participation and leadership in the building of the Novato Youth Center, Cub and Boy Scouts, the Nova-Ro Senior Citizen housing, the Marin County Veterinary Association, and the Animal Advisory Commission for the Buck Center.

Tom also coached youth soccer and was president of the Rolling Hills Swim Team. A long time fan, dating back to his arrival in town of both Novato high schools' sports - he became very active in the Novato High Boosters Club while his sons attended NHS, serving as president of the club for two years. A great fan of all sports and players.

One of the great joys of Tom's life was UC Davis sports, especially football, and he cheered on his beloved Aggies in their upset win over Stanford less than a week before his death.

In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by his mother Martha of Burbank, CA, his sister Nancy Loeb (Al), his niece Barbara Loeb (Ira Schechter) and nephew Michael, all of Las Vegas, NV.

All are invited to a celebration of his life at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Ln., Novato. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Novato Rotary Endowment, c/o Hurst, 2 Alyssum Ct., Novato, CA 94945. Keaton's Mortuary, Novato (415) 897-1151

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paul Myers, BHS 1944

Paul Myers, BHS 1944

Passed away on July 28, 2009. Paul collapsed and died, while playing golf with some of his many friends in San Jose, CA. He served in the Air Force where he flew in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Beal Myers, BHS 1947 as well as two sons and a daughter, plus five grandchildren.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arden Rex Baldwin, BHS 1963

Arden Rex Baldwin, BHS 1963


Daily Camera, The (Boulder, CO) - Friday, August 20, 2004


May 20, 1945 -- Aug. 17, 2004


Rex Baldwin of Frederick, formerly of Nederland, died of complications of diabetes Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Longmont. He was 59.


The son of Arden Villiers Baldwin and Virginia M. Frazier Baldwin, he was born May, 20, 1945, in Burbank, Calif. He married Arlene Lehman on June 5, 1968, in Las Vegas. He lived in Nederland from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Baldwin graduated from Burbank High School .


He worked for Rantec of Calabasas, Calif., for 17 years. He also was self-employed as the owner and operator of Baldwin`s Fine Woodworking of Nederland, retiring in 2001. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed woodworking, building hot rods and radio-controlled cars.


Survivors include his wife of Frederick and a brother, Keith V. Baldwin of Burbank. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Cook. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder. Interment follows at Green Mountain Cemetery, 290 20th St., Boulder.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Steve Lovett, BHS 1978

Steve Lovett, BHS 1978

From Lisa Lovett BHS 1976 on the death of of her brother.

For those of you who have not heard, my brother, Steve Lovett, BHS 1978 passed away Thursday evening April 15, 2010 of a heart attack at his home in Burbank.

I will be having a memorial for him in a few weeks. Thank you everyone for all of your love and support. I am in NYC with family and my dear friend, Gina Leslie.

Steven turned 50 years old January 26, 2010.

A friend and fellow classmate Paul J. Salerno, Rest in peace Steve Lovett BHS class of 78. Such a wonderful man and gifted musician. You will be sorely missed my brother.

Monday, September 5, 2011

William Arthur Creed, BHS 1935


William Arthur Creed, BHS 1935

Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, WA) - Tuesday, August 24, 2004

June 11, 1917 Aug. 21, 2004

William Arthur Creed, 87, of Bremerton died Saturday at the family home in Poulsbo. He was born in Paragould, Ark., to William Lemuel and Emma May Creed. He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, Calif., in 1935. On Oct. 5, 1936, he married Etta M. Smuin in Burbank. Mr. Creed worked with Sheet Metal Manufacturing in Southern California for 40 years, retiring as a manager in 1972.

He was devoted to his family and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Silverdale Second Ward. Mr. Creed was preceded in death by his wife on May 21, 1985, and his daughter, Sallie Each.

He is survived by a son, Thomas, and his wife, Barbara, of Poulsbo; a daughter, Sharon Doty of Palm Desert, Calif.; two sisters, Willie Mae Ganzler of Hemet, Calif., and Daisy Ione Hanna and her husband, Delbert, of Mesquite, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bremerton under the direction of Tuell-McKee of Bremerton. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Bremerton, WA 98383-3416.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mildred Lorraine Rudolph Henggeler, BHS 1930

Mildred Lorraine Rudolph Henggeler, BHS 1930


Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa, ID) - Friday, February 23, 2007


Following her 95th birthday, Mildred Lorraine Rudolph Henggeler of Fruitland passed away on Feb. 21, 2007, in Payette.


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Payette. Fr. Calvin Blankinship will be presiding. For family and friends there will be a viewing from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, also at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. This will be followed immediately by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Condolences may be made to the family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel .com.


Mildred was born in Grayville, Ill., on Feb. 20, 1912, to Loren and Grace Rudolph; she was the youngest of five children. She attended Longfellow Elementary in Boise and gladly remembered playing the piano for the students as they began their day. Later she attended Boise High School, graduating from Burbank High School, Burbank, Calif., in 1930.


After graduation she attended Link’s Business College and worked at Fred York Printing in Boise. She also became an accomplished pianist. When she was 23, Mildred married Anthony N. Henggeler, known to most as Tony. They made their home in Fruitland, having two sons, Rudy and Tony Ray.


She was a highly skilled homemaker with a flair for delicious apple pies and professional seamstress skills. Friends and relatives admired her sense of organization and the way she faithfully remembered birthdays and anniversaries with cards or phone calls.


Mildred was always fond of animals and her beloved cat Whisper was no exception. A wild kitty, she alone found a place in his heart.


Social organizations and work include: 25 years as Charter Member of the Gray Ladies with the American Red Cross, Choir Director at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Member of Women’s Catholic Deanery, various pinochle and bridge clubs, and several years as a typist for Highway District #1.


Mildred has a large family who loves her. She is survived by her sons, Rudy and Lelah Henggeler and Tony Henggeler; step-granddaughters, Angie Hutchinson and Katie and David Knudsen; great-grandchildren, Casey Lee Hutchinson and Samantha and Ellen Ray Knudsen; nieces, Ann and Jerry Ramsey, Diana and Tom Nicholson, Sally and David Hull, Kathleen and Chuck Nash, Katherine Conn, Margaret Bryant, Marie Condo, Agnes and Bernard Campo, Kay Henggeler; nephews, Jerry and Dauna Henggeler, Bob and Winnie Henggeler, Bill and Suzanne Doyle, Bud and Jean Betebenner, George and Sharleen Betebenner; and many grand and great-great nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Tony; daughter-in-law, Jean Wilhelm Henggeler; and brothers, Roland, Ronald, Ralph and Raymond. Mildred told us several times in the last year that she was at peace. We will miss her physical presence everyday. We loved her and she loved us right back. We offer special thanks to Dr. Andrew Peterson for the very special care he gave to Mildred over the past 30 years. We also thank all the girls at Royal Villa for the tender loving care they showed Mildred. She loved every one of you.


She was a great supporter of her church and would appreciate memorials made to the Corpus Christi Building Fund, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lois Alida Mitchell Farmer, BHS 1936

Lois Alida Mitchell Farmer, BHS 1936

May 17, 1918 — Feb. 7, 2009

Lois Alida (Mitchell) Farmer was born May 17, 1918, to John Logan and Alma Alida (Warner) Mitchell in Glendale, Calif. She lived her first seven years at Palmdale, Calif., where her parents owned a pear orchard. She attended the first half of first grade at Palmdale Grammar School.

In 1926, the family moved to Burbank, Calif., and she got her education there. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1936. She attended Sawyer’s School of Business in Los Angeles and worked for a lawyer in Los Angeles until 1938. After a month’s vacation with friends in Arizona, she returned home and worked two seasons at Andrew Jergens.

In 1939, she got a job at Arrow Sash and Door Mill in the office, and a friend introduced her to Carlyle Linwood Farmer, whom she married on June 7, 1940. Three children, John Farmer of Springville and Sandra Leon (Mike), both of Springville, and Evelyn Juanita Brubaker of California; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, are the result of this marriage, and survive her.

She was a member of Magnolia Park Community Church from 1927 to 1947. In August 1940, they moved into a new home at 610 N. Sparks and in August 1946, moved out to 10330 Lorne St., in Sun Valley, Calif. In 1947, they joined St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, where she was church secretary for many years.

She was a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout den mother. During World War II, she worked as a Final Inspector for Menasco Manufacturing Co. for 10 months in 1944. She joined Tolecca Parlor No. 279 Native Daughters of the Golden West and was president in 1957-1958.

She was inspector of an election precinct from 1950 to 1981. She also served her 21 days on Jury Duty. In 1974, she was baptized in Jesus’ name at the Norman Pentecostal Church and attended Victory Tabernacle in Burbank, Calif., from 1974 to 1981.

In 1981, she and her father moved to Springville, to be near her daughter. She received the Holy Ghost in March 1978 and attended Life Tabernacle in Springville. She received a refilling of the Holy Ghost in September of 1989, where she is still a member.

Lois loved to travel. She had taken Sandra’s six children on a trip when they were 11 years old. She had been in nearly every state in the U.S.A. including Alaska and Hawaii several times, Europe five times, Asia, Africa, and Panama Canal, South Sea Islands and South China Sea, and finally Canada and Mexico. Her last trips were to Spain in 1990 and Blue Danube in 1993. Later, her eye sight became so bad, that she was content to stay home.

Her last job was working as a school crossing guard for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1969 to 1978. Lois, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 12:15 a.m. at the Bedford Regional Medical Center, Bedford.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at 12:00 noon, at Life Tabernacle in Springville, with Pastor Douglas Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at noon at Life Tabernacle. Arrangements under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gary Arthur Lundquist, BHS 1962

Gary Arthur Lundquist, BHS 1962


Learned that 1962 Burbank High School grad Gary Arthur Lundquist passed away on September 3, 2009. He was born on December 7, 1944. Gary was a resident of Cottage Grove, Oregon. No other details at this time.


If you have any information on Gary's death please send it to me. Thanks!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Margaret Elizabeth List Jaffie, BHS Teacher

Margaret E. Jaffie, BHS Teacher


Margaret E. Jaffie, 88, a retired public affairs officer for the Voice of America who conducted thousands of public tours of the international broadcasting operation during a 20-year tenure, died Feb. 12, 2009 at her home in Sun City Center, Fla., after having a heart attack while swimming.


She was a former resident of the District.Leading five or more tour groups a day through VOA's headquarters at 330 Independence Ave. SW, Mrs. Jaffie explained the broadcast network's mission and operations, answered countless questions and, in her words, "told America's story to the world."Those to whom she gave tours included entertainer Pearl Bailey, an African king, the boxers Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard and U.S. service people who listened to VOA while stationed overseas.


They also included, on one occasion during the Cold War, two heavyset men with Russian accents who said they were from New York. They actually were journalists from Pravda, the official Soviet newspaper."They wrote that they visited the Voice of America and met a feisty old lady, wearing tennis shoes, who was spreading propaganda," Mrs. Jaffie recalled in a 2002 VOA interview. Her tennis shoes were a way to cope with the long, uncarpeted corridors of the VOA building.


She also recalled a young man from Hungary who took her tour. "He said, 'I want you to know my uncle went to jail for listening to the Voice of America. That's why I'm here. I wanted to hear it, too.'"I was thrilled," Mrs. Jaffie said.


In 1989, she received the Congressional Award for Exemplary Service to the Public. The citation read in part: "Mrs. Jaffie's pride and affection for VOA and its people are contagious. Visitors -- be they members of Congress, foreign diplomats or American high school students -- come away from her tours excited by what she has shown and told them."


She was born Margaret Elizabeth List in Scranton, N.D., and received a bachelor's degree in 1941 from St. Cloud State Teachers College (now St. Cloud State University) in Minnesota. After graduating, she moved to California, where she lived with an aunt and taught international relations and English at Burbank High School. (Future film star Debbie Reynolds was one of her students.) She also married a fellow teacher, Robert Jaffie.


A few years later, her husband joined the U.S. Information Agency Foreign Service, and in 1955, the couple began a 16-year odyssey that took them to India, Nepal, Pakistan and China. During their first overseas assignment in Calcutta, Mrs. Jaffie worked as a volunteer with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. She also volunteered teaching American English and American culture to young Indians.


The Jaffies moved back to Washington in 1972 because of Robert Jaffie's failing health. After his death in 1973, Mrs. Jaffie became a State Department escort officer, arranging itineraries and accompanying foreign officials, academics, journalists and other visitors on tours of the United States.


She became a VOA tour guide the next year. At her retirement ceremony 20 years later, her colleagues presented her with a pair of tennis shoes dipped in bronze.In retirement, Ms. Jaffie lived in Falls Church and had a second home in Sun City Center, where she swam daily.


She made frequent trips to Egypt and later Botswana to visit her daughter and also made several trips to New Delhi to visit old friends. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Jaffie of Springfield; and a sister.