Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ham Lloyd, Former BHS Teacher

Ham Lloyd, Former BHS Teacher
Former Burbank High teacher Ham Lloyd passed away at his home on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:20, but I'm passing along this information in case a few of you haven't heard yet.

Besides serving a Head Football Coach and Teacher, Mr. Lloyd also was a Counselor and Vice Principal during his years at Burbank High. He was an integral part of his community, church and of course, so loved by his family and friends.
Coach Lloyd served in the U.S. Army 143rd Regiment, 36th Infantry Division during WWII. He served in Italy, France, Germany and Austria and was awarded the Bronze Star For Valor.
Service for Ham Lloyd will be:
Saturday, January 11, 2014
11:00 A.M.
Burbank First United Methodist Church
corner of Glenoaks and Harvard Rd.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Iris H. Scott, BHS Former Teacher

Iris H. Scott, BHS Former Teacher

Iris H. Scott, 78, died October 7, 1983 in a North Hollywood hospital. She was born in Texas and was a long time residence of Burbank.

She is survived by her husband, David Harold Scott of Burbank; son, Douglas Scott of Norwalk, CT; sister, Mrs. Bobbie Harris of Mineral Wells, Texas.

Mrs. Scott had taught in Burbank public schools conducting the girls choruses at Luther Burbank Junior High and later teaching Speech and Senior English at Burbank High School. She was the sponsor of the California Scholarship Federation, an honor student organization.

Active in civic activities, she had served as president of the Glendale-Burbank Toast Mistress Club, was a member of the Junior Guild and the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was selected by the graduating class of 1967 as Burbank High's Teacher of the Year.

Cremation with ashes scattered at sea.

Burbank Daily Review, Thursday, October 13, 1983

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thomas J. Lauerman, BHS 1981

Thomas J. Lauerman, BHS 1981

Thomas J. Lauerman, 20, died September 17, 1983 in Ventura, California. He was born in Los Angeles and lived in Burbank for 19 years.

He attended Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School, John Muir Junior High School, and Burbank High School in 1981. He was employed as a lineman for two years for the City of Burbank.

He is survived by his parents, Joe and Margaret Lauerman, grandmother, Margaret Wells of Burbank, sister, Diane Lauerman of Burbank.

Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Services. Rosary and Mass will be held, 7:30 p.m. at Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Burbank. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. , Thursday at San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

Burbank Daily Review, Wednesday, September 21, 1983

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Robert Scott Fisher, BHS 1976

Robert Scott Fisher, BHS 1976

Robert Scott Fisher, 33, died March 11, 1991 in Glendale. Born in Glendale, the Burbank High School graduate lived here all his life.

Mr. Fisher was a job trainer for developmentally disabled adults for The City Program through the La Canada Unified School District for four years. In addition he was an Eagle Scout and a musician who played nearly 20 instruments.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife, Kathy of Burbank, infant son Jeremy of Burbank; mother, Lois M. Shute of Oceanside, California: father, Norman Shute of Camarillo, California; brothers, Mark and Daniel Shute.

Funeral Services were Friday at the Church of Jesus Crist Latter Day Saints in Burbank. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California. Pierce Brothers Mortuaries in North Hollywood handled the arrangements.

Burbank Leader, Saturday, March 16, 1991

Thursday, December 19, 2013

JoAnne Marvelle Bryant, BHS 1948

JoAnne Marvelle Bryant, BHS 1948


Inyo Register (Bishop, CA) - Saturday, June 8, 2013

JoAnne Marvelle Bryant, age 83, passed away peacefully May 21, 2013. Born in Carbondale, Tulsa, Okla., Feb. 24, 1930, she was the only child of Esther Marie Barnes and Tony Watson Bryant. As a young girl, JoAnne's family moved to Texas where they lived in Galveston and Texas City. Finally settling in California, she went to school in Eagle Rock and Burbank. She attended Burbank High School where she participated in journalism and graduated in 1948.

JoAnne loved her horse, Diamond, and as a teenager enjoyed riding the area around her home on Hollywood Way. She worked as a soda jerk at Albin's Drug Store, and later worked as a telephone operator at Lockheed, CBS and Pacific Telephone. Retiring to Bishop, Calif., and later to Saint George, Utah, she enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events.

Her legacy includes daughters: Marie Traulsen (Tom), Bobbi-Jo Nelson (Jeff), and Linda Pagenkopp (Brian); grandchildren Ron, Mark, Drew, Derek, Kelsea, Angela, Lisa, and Bobby; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Justin, Scotty, Amiah, Danika, Flannery, Jesenia, Tanner, Bryce and Kaden. She was preceded in death by grandchild Kevin and great-grandson Dallas. Private services were held in Saint George, Utah. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ruth Ellen Wood Bradley, BHS 1969

Ruth Ellen Wood Bradley, BHS 1969

Ruth was born on October 30, 1951 to Theodore (Ted) and Flora Ann Wood, in Glendale, California. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and close friends on July 16, 2013.

Ruth was raised in Burbank, along with her three sisters, Ann (Hand), Mary (Forsen), and Carol (Ruth was #3). Having starred as "Marion the Librarian" in The Music Man, Ruth graduated Burbank High School in 1969.

In 1970, while traveling and performing with the Southern California Youth Chorale in Japan, she met her new best friend and soul mate, Quinton "Corky" Bradley. She instantly became the love of his life. They were married in Hacienda Heights in 1973, and lived in Whittier prior to moving to Irvine, CA.

Blessings came into their lives when, in 1982 Aaron Quinn Bradley was born. And, in 1990, Zachary David Bradley completed their family unit.

Ruth spent most of her professional career as a Commercial Property Manager; at one point managing tenant relations at the largest mall in Orange County: South Coast Plaza.

The Bradley family moved to Fort Collins in 1993 (Ruth's idea!), where she worked in customer relations at Larrabee's, until they closed. From then on, Ruth would just say she was a "kept woman". Ruth enjoyed gardening, going to the gym, traveling, and cooking, as well as spending time with dear friends.

Ruth is survived by her sons Aaron and Zachary, Husband Corky, sisters Ann, Mary, and Carol, and Cooper, her Westie.
As the end of her short life rapidly approached, family and friends gathered to remember and tell stories, laugh, cry, sing, and toast the wonderful times that were shared with Ruth. Since we know that she was nearby and could hear this, we know that it was the perfect way to celebrate her life and influence on the Earth.

Ruth believed that we are all of the same Spirit, and exemplified love, joy, inclusiveness, and respect for all life. She will be dearly missed by everyone who was blessed to know her.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation, please do so in Ruth's name to the American Cancer Society, The family would also like to thank the incredible doctors and staff at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, the Fort Collins Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, and Accent Care Hospice.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kenneth Eugene Barnhart, BHS 1953

Kenneth Eugene Barnhart, BHS 1953

Kenneth Eugene Barnhart died July 21, 2011 at the age of 76 from complications of lung cancer.

Kenny was born to Nancy and Kenneth Barnhart in Sioux City, Iowa on July 29, 1934.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Elizabeth Barnhart; son, Jim and Shelley Barnhart of Burbank, CA; grandsons, Chad Barnhart and Tyler Barnhart; son, John and Jennifer Barnhart of Bend, OR; grandson Wes and Katie Barnhart; grandson, Kenneth Barnhart, Cody Barnhart; son, Bob and Danna Barnhart of Agua Dulce, CA; granddaughter, Kathryn Barnhart, grandson, Matthew Barnhart; daughter, Lori and Bill McCadden of Bend, OR, grandson William McCadden and granddaughter Megan McCadden. He will also be missed by his countless friends.

Ken worked as a foreman for Select Tile until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, price is right, and entertaining the ladies.

He is predeceased by his brother, Bob, and parents, Kenneth and Nancy Barnhart.

In Lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to the Hilltoppers, 1370 N. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 29, at Forest Lawn, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Glendale News Press, July 28, 2011

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dennis George Howell, BHS 1964

Dennis George Howell, BHS 1964

Feb. 12, 1945 - Oct. 13, 2013

Dennis George Howell, 68, of Lebanon, died at his home on Oct. 13, 2013.

He was born Feb. 12, 1945 in Burbank, California to John Monroe and Florence Marie (La Pask) Howell.

He graduated from Burbank High School and attended junior college in Woodland Hills, California. He worked as parts department manager at various car dealerships in southern California for 42 years.

He married Mary Lee (Belloni) Koontz on Feb. 11, 2006 in Las Vegas and moved to Lebanon that same year.

He worked as a courier for Medicap Pharmacy until retiring earlier this year.

He was a member of the Lebanon First Christian Church where he served as a church elder. He enjoyed county western dancing, gardening, and watching western movies.

He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Burbank Acapella Singers, a barber shop quartet, the Lebanon First Christian Church Choir, the Louis Lehman Christian Chorale, the Lebanon Community Choir, and the Master’s Men’s Choir.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lee Howell, of Lebanon; step-daughter Deborah L. Scroggin, of Ventura, California; step-sons Michael E. R. Koontz and Brandon R. Koontz, both of Santa Clarita, California; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and cousin Roberta "Bobbie" Orsatti and her three sons, all of Bend.

His parents died before he did.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Lebanon First Christian Church.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lebanon First Christian Church sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Lebanon Express, Lebanon, OR, October 23, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Robert "Bob" E. Booher, BHS 1955

Robert "Bob" E. Booher, BHS 1955

Cardiff-by-the Sea -- Robert "Bob" E. Booher, 75, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, just four days before his 55th wedding anniversary. He was a longtime resident of Cardiff by the Sea, California.

He was born on January 24, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Elmer and Flossie Booher. He moved to Southern California in 1947 at the age of ten. He met his wife, Dorthea, while attending Burbank High School in Burbank, CA. They both attended Glendale City College. They married in December 1957 and moved to San Diego. In 1961 they made their home in Cardiff by the Sea and have been there ever since.

He was a very talented Research Lab Technician who helped find solutions to very complicated design problems. He spent most of his career at General Atomic, before retiring from there. His retirement never lasted long because his unique skills were always in demand. Some of his colleagues that went out and started their own companies would often call him to come and work for them; Maxwell Labs and later Archimedes, both here in San Diego. He was currently employed with a research company in Orange County.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dorthea; his two daughters, Melody Booher-King and son-in- law Randy King of Vista; Sheri Gebbie, son-in-law- Scott Gebbie, and grandson Justin, all of Hawaii.

To his friends and family he was a character and loved to joke. His sense of humor will definitely be missed. He loved history and knew it well. He was a hard worker up until his sudden and unexpected passing. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to your preferred charity.

San Diego Union, January 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Robert J. Begley Jr., BHS 1973

Robert J. Begley Jr., BHS 1973
Robert J. Begley Jr., 17, died Saturday Oct. 28, 1972 in a Los Angeles hospital after a motorcycle accident. He was born in Hollywood, California on Feb. 17, 1955 and lived in Burbank for six years.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Begley Sr. of Burbank: two sisters, Cathy Begley of Burbank, Mrs. Robyn Antzoulatos of Sherman Oaks.

Rosary will be resided at 7:30 P.m. Tuesday at the Valhalla Funeral Home. Mass will be read at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier church. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rick Polikowski, BHS 1966

Rick Polikowski, BHS 1966

Very sad to receive this email from Guy Gingell, BHS 1966

Our friend, Rick Polikowski, has passed away from cancer around June 2013. Details are slow in coming as he was in living in So America. Rick was a Vietnam Veteran.
Anyone with specific information about where Rick died or where his body or ashes ended up, please call me directly. Guy Gingell 206 459-8864. I am a longtime friend of his and want to make sure he gets the burial he deserves. Thanks

As you may know by now that our friend and classmate at BHS, Rick Polikowski has passed away while living in Coco Beach, Costa Rica. I NEED YOUR HELP in finding out the circumstances of his passing. I understand that Rick was, at best, mistreated the last months of his life and most likely robbed of his dignity, his property and money. At this time, I cannot find out what happened to his remains. I am just distraught about how Rick was taken advantage of in Costa Rica. I will be organizing and looking into the circumstances concerning Rick's treatment the last couple months of his life.

Rick was adopted and his adopted parents had two children of their own and Greg is looking for them so he can get permission to bring Rick's remains returned to the US for burial in a National Cemetery.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Charles William Andrews, BHS 1945?

Charles William Andrews, BHS 1945?

January 16, 1927 - April 24, 2013

Charles Andrews, 86, died, with his family by his side in Burbank, CA.

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013 from 4:00 - 6:00, followed at 6:00 by a Rosary service at Valley Funeral Home. A mass and burial/interment will take place on Mission Rey Chapel/ San Fernando Mission Cemetery on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm.

Charles was born in Decatur, IL in 1927. He moved to Burbank, CA in 1938 with his parents. He attended Burbank High School. He served in the United States Army, during World War II as an Ammunition Ordinance Sergeant. He spent four years in Japan and was Honourably Discharged in 1947.

He attended a technical trade school to become an electrician. He used his skills as an electrician at Lockheed for 10 years. Then went to work for the City of Los Angeles where he retired in July 1991 after 30 years.

As a youth, Charles attended a Cabrifinn Club meeting at Saint Finbar Church in Burbank where he met his lovely wife, Joanne Subcasky (Sandusky, OH). They were married at that same church on Valentine's Day in 1953.

He had a tremendous love and respect for God, abundant love for his family, loved piloting a plane, spending time in the outdoors camping and in his later years, sitting down with a good book.

Charles was actively involved with the Patricians group at Saint Patrick's in North Hollywood and the Joslyn Senior Center in Burbank.

Charles is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne (Subcasky) Andrews; five sons, Ronald Andrews (Sandy), William Andrews (Diana), John Andrews (Jamie), Charles Andrews (Lori) and Michael Andrews (Stacy); and two daughters, Martha Johnsen (Steinar) and Laura Giron (John). He is also survived by 14 Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Helen (Vogel) Andrews, his sister, Marie Andrews and brother, Ellis Andrews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you may make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice in his memory.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mary Lou "Marie" Burnett, BHS 1950?

Mary Lou "Marie" Burnett, BHS 1950?

Mary Lou "Marie" Burnett at age 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. She was born on August 25, 1932 in Burbank, CA. She was the eldest of the pioneer DeCorse family

Marie grew up in Burbank and attended Burbank High School. She was a Quechan Tribal member. She retired as an Advertising Account Executive for the LA Times. She was a member of SAG "Screen Actors Guild". She was the creator, producer, director and writer of the Super Star Showcase for the Joslyn Center in Burbank. Creator of the Silver Angels singing and dance group. She was in over 2,000 movies and productions. She received the Presidential Award for Volunteerism.

Marie is survived by her four children, Sally DeCorse, Cindy Torbey, Sherry, Flores, and George Burnett; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and many cousins. She is preceded in death by mother, Lucille "DeCorse-Burnett" Walsh; father, George Burnett; brother, John, Burnett.

Cremation took place in California. Private Service will be held at a later date.

Published in The Yuma Sun on Nov. 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Patricia Patterson Lacey, BHS 1951

Patricia Patterson Lacey, BHS 1951

Patricia Patterson Lacey passed away on May 17, 2013. She married Norman Lacey in 1958, and they were married for 54 years at the time of her passing. Patricia is survived by her husband, Norman Lacey, of Sun Valley; one child and two grandchildren, all of Burbank. No other details at this time.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Matthew Wayne Bullington, BHS 1981?

Matthew Wayne Bullington, BHS 1981?

Matthew, age 49, of Rio Rancho, NM died suddenly Sunday, September 22, 2013 after doing what he loved the most - celebrating life with his family and friends. A caring, patient, hard-working family man, Matt was an incredibly calm, happy guy who never complained and was remarkably talented at working on everything from complex office machinery to home remodeling projects. Among his favorite pastimes were bacon, beer (IPA's) and tequila.

Matt was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 24, 1963 and moved to California as a child. He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, California, and went to work for Fujifilm USA in the Fuji Photo Division. There, he met the love of his life, Christina, was engaged to her after two dates, and married her in 1991.

Matt and Christina moved to Albuquerque, NM in 2006, where he went to work for Konica Minolta Business Solutions as a Senior Technician.

Matt was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Bullington. He is survived by his mother, Rose Gunn; brothers, Steve, Robert and John Bullington; sisters, Helen Barrett and Kate Stone; wife Christina; daughters, Natasha and Britnie; son Kenny; granddaughters, Ryan Lynn and Madison Evans; four nephews, three nieces, five great nieces and five great nephews as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who all loved him dearly and will miss him greatly every day.

A Memorial of Matt's life is scheduled Thursday, September 26, 2013 at FRENCH -Rio Rancho, with a viewing from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., services at 4:30 p.m. and a reception immediately following at the Bullington residence, 1117 Sugar Ridge Court, Rio Rancho.

A memorial account has been set up for Matt's family at Wells Fargo Bank. To donate, visit a Wells Fargo branch and ask to make a deposit to the Matt Bullington Fund. Please visit our online guestbook for Matthew at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Rio Rancho 1950 Pine Rd NE Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (505)338-2000

Friday, November 8, 2013

Robert "Rob" DePerna, BHS 1970

Robert "Rob" DePerna, BHS 1970

Robert "Rob" DePerna, BHS '70, passed away Tuesday night, November 5, 2013, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Rob was retired from the Camera Departments of the studios, where he had worked as an Electrician and as a Gaffer. He lived in Santa Monica.

While growing up in Burbank Rob attended Horace Mann Elementary, John Muir Junior High, as well as BHS with all of us. Among suvivors are his four children, his five grandchildren, and his two younger brothers, Ronald DePerna (BHS '74), and Raymond DePerna, also a BHS alum. The oldest brother, Richard "Rich" DePerna (BHS '67), who was a founder of the rock band, 'Boston Tea Party', passed away in 2003.
Funeral arrangements are pending, according to Rob's second daughter, Colleen DePerna. Anyone wishing to contact Rob's family may do so by e-mailing Colleen DePerna at deperna@gmail.com

Some of you have read the news of Rob's death on Facebook in the last two days, but this notice is going to 227 members of the Class of '70 so the majority of our class will be aware of Rob's passing. With Rob's passing there are now 45 of our classmates from BHS '70, that we know of, who are deceased. Our sympathy goes to Rob's family from the entire BHS Class of '70.

Alan Landros

Joyce Starleaf

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Harold "Hal" E. Wetherwax, BHS 1942

Harold "Hal" E. Wetherwax, BHS 1942

Harold "Hal" E. Wetherwax, formerly of Burbank, passed away on July 17, 2013 at his home at Silverstrand Beach near Oxnard. He was 89.

Born on July 13, 1924 in Bayonne, N.J., his family moved to Burbank while he was a teenager. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1942. At 17 he joined the Navy and was in the admiral’s band stationed in Trinidad. After the war he returned to L.A. where he formed a jazz trio that played at clubs and was the house band for the "Ralph Edwards Variety Show" on NBC.

For 60 years he taught hundreds of Burbank children music at St. Francis and St. Robert Bellarmine schools as well as privately in his home studio. He directed The Reflectors band, made up of school students, that played weekly on the Burbank Golden Mall.

He was a life member of Musicians Union Local #47.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Virginia; three sons Michael, Peter and Randall Wetherwax and daughter Leslie Davenport; three daughters-in-law Lynn Wetherwax, Carla Bengtson and Lydia Wetherwax; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Hal Wetherwax Instrumental Music Fund through the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, by mail to 348 E. Olive Ave., Suite D, Burbank, 91502 or online at

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Edward L. Magee, BHS 1941

Edward L. Magee, BHS 1941

Edward L. Magee was born on May 18, 1924 and passed away on December 29, 2012 a few days after Christmas. Among his surviving family is his wife, June Magee, of Novato, California. No other details at this time.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Madelyn Clementine Miluso, BHS 1965

Madelyn Clementine Miluso, BHS 1965

MILUSO, Madelyn

Age 66, of Wellington, passed away Aug. 10, 2013 in Wellington, Florida due to a heart attack. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Capella and Mike Flaherty, of Wellington, Florida; her son Joey, and his family; and her older brother, AL Miluso ( BHS 63) and his family.

Palms West Funeral Home & Crematory, Royal Palm Beach, FL.

Published in The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2013

NOTE: No services are planned, but you may send cards to her daughter and family at Capella & Mike Flaherty, 2570 Sawyer Terrace, Wellington, FL 33414.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sharon Kay Reynolds, BHS 1964

Sharon Kay Reynolds, BHS 1964

Sharon Reynolds, BHS '64, passed away at her home in Ventura on August 31, 2013, of apparent heart failure. Sharon was a Social Worker for Los Angeles County for 30 years. She never married nor had any children. Sharon was always fiercely independent throughout her life. She had a beautiful sense of decoration and color combinations.

Sharon Kay Reynolds was born May 12, 1946 in Glendale. She had one brother, Rick, four years younger than her. Sharon grew up in Burbank and attended Thomas Jefferson Elementary, John Muir Junior High, and Burbank High. During her senior year at BHS in 1963/64 Sharon was the Head Songleader. She first attended University of the Pacific, and then transferred to U.C. Davis.

Sharon was predeceased by both parents about ten years ago. She is survived by her brother, Rick Reynolds, BHS '68, his wife, Linda Jellings Reynolds, BHS '70, and their three children and five grandchildren - who are Sharon's two nieces and one nephew, and three great-nieces and two great-nephews - all loved by Sharon. She will be sadly missed by her family.

Memorial Service for Sharon will be:

Saturday, October 5, 2013
2:00 P.M.
Orchard Community Church
8180 Telephone Rd.
Ventura, CA 93004

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sandy Smith Bevins, BHS 1961

Sandy Smith Bevins, BHS 1961

Sandy Bevins, 70, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away July 17, 2013. She was born March 21, 1943, in Beaverdam, Wisconsin and was an 18-year resident of Las Vegas.

Sandy was a cashier for Ralph's Grocery Store in California for 15 years.

Sandy is survived by her sons, Michael Alan Smith and Patrick William Smith; daughter, Kelly Diane Smith-Archuletta; 16 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 29, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Sandy will be truly missed and in our hearts forever. "We love you, Mom!"

NOTE: Passed away suddenly due to an aneurysm.

Stanley Vance Plowman, BHS 1947

Stanley Vance Plowman, BHS 1947
1929 - 2013

Stanley Vance Plowman. (84) of Moscow, ID died peacefully the evening of July 25, 2013 at Avalon Care Center near Moscow, Idaho. He was surrounded by family and serenaded for 3 hours with beautiful harp music provided by a loved friend.

Stan was born in Burbank, California on May 17, 1929 to Paul Plowman and Susan Fulton Plowman as the third child following elder sisters Katie and Mary Jo. He grew up in Burbank and attended Burbank schools. He continued his education at Glendale College and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Stan married Joan Zinniger on December 29, 1949 in Burbank. Stan and Joan's early family years with three children were in the San Fernando Valley and Santa Maria. With three teenagers in tow, they'd had enough of city life, so they moved to a small town to operate their marina on Trinity Lake in Trinity Center. A long-term friend said they arrived in Trinity with stars in their eyes and dreams in their heads, and the city folk were thrown into realities of bears on the deck, mountain lions stalking their dog, and wind storms that wreaked havoc with the marina. They overcame all challenges and became valued members of the community.

An unexpected fourth child was born and raised on the marina and became the source of entertainment for everyone as they came to boat.Stan's exploratory nature carried him through interesting and fun employment: cabinet maker for Hollywood movie star homes, Lockheed supervisor that controlled the missile spare parts at Vandenberg Air Force Base, owner of Recreation Plus Marina in partnership with his brother-in-law Ted Zinniger. He served as a member on the Trinity Center Community Service Board of Directors, and completed his career as a Trinity County Supervisor for three terms. Concurrently he served the State of California as a member of the Water Control and Air Quality Control Boards.

Stan's hobbies included nature photography, lapidary jewelry making, custom woodworking, target shooting, and a love for old cars which led to the restoration of his 1956 Jaguar roadster convertible. In retirement he and Joan enjoyed travelling and took trips to many locations in the Western and Eastern United States, Mexico, and Canada often via RV. They took an Alaskan cruise up the Inland Passage with his sisters and a 50th anniversary cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. Stan's most memorable trip was to England and Scotland researching his heritage.

Stan was a very honorable man. His sense of humor always surrounded his family, friends and constituents. He used his humorous nature to entertain, to show love, to diffuse stressful situations, and mostly for sheer fun.

He is survived by Joan, wife of 64 years, sister Mary Jo Connell, sons Steve and Tom, daughters Jan Tuggle and Kate Barnes, numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild. Joan will continue to reside at their home and would welcome hearing from you at 1943 Damen Street, Moscow, ID 83843.

Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday August 17, 2013 at the Trinity Center Community Church in Trinity Center, California. Refreshments will be served. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, WA is caring for the family. Stan's choice for memorial donations would be your honoring him by sending a gift to the charity of your choice . Online condolences may be sent to www.kimballfh.com Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com

Redding Record Searchlight on July 31, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Betty Jane Peppmuller Graves, BHS 1941

Betty Jane Peppmuller Graves, BHS 1941

Betty Jane ‘Peppmuller’ Graves left her earthly bonds on July 8, 2012 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Born September 9, 1923 in National City, California… daughter to Ernest and Esther and sister to Shirley, Carol and Dodi…all waiting for her with big smiles and hugs.

Betty‘s life was a blend of unique experiences and love. She worked in her early life at Warner Brothers Studio from mailroom to understudy. She sang often during WWII at the Hollywood Canteen entertaining our boys in the service. Betty worked for NBC in Burbank, CA in the Programing Dept. for many years.

She fell in love with and married Joseph S. Graves in 1950, a Big Band Trumpet player who left her side after 46 years of marriage… they are together again dancing up a storm.
Betty loved to golf, bowl and travel. She was President of the Musician Wives Union in Las Vegas and offered her help to several charities. She was Loving Mother to daughters Jill Winchester and Jodi Creager both of Lake Havasu City, AZ.
And of course she loved her son in law Richard and her wonderful nieces and nephews.
Betty is traveling once again….Journey On Mom… We Love You!
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Betty’s family at

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Juanita Morton Sullivan, BHS 1951

Juanita Morton Sullivan, BHS 1951

Juanita (Morton) Sullivan passed away on July 22, 2013 just six days before her 80th birthday in her sleep.  Her death was attributed to bronchitis and dementia.

She was proceeded in death by her sister Marie Morton, Beverly Morton, Susie Morton and Arthur Morton. She was the next to the oldest.

She will be missed. No other details at this time.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Barry Wesley Triplett, BHS 1973

Barry Wesley Triplett, BHS 1973

Los Angele Dailey News, December 28, 2006

BARRY TRIPLETT - Born December 29, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland passed away in Burbank, California December 21, 2006. Surviving are his wife, Carol; son, Jonathan; daughters, Pamela and Christina; sister, Kathy Scott; nephew, Jason Rutherford; niece, Jennifer Clark and parents, William & Emma Triplett.

Services will be at 2:30p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2006 at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in the Old North Church. Viewing on Thursday, December 28, 2006, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, October 21, 2013

James Edmund Mooney II, BHS 1954

James Edmund Mooney II, BHS 1954

James Edmund Mooney II, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to his good Lord and Savior on October 5th, 2013. He was a resident of Bakersfield, was 78 years old and a graduate of Burbank High School, class of 1954.

He was a US Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne- Screaming Eagles and was a master wood worker and carver.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria Martinez, his son Chris Martinez, daughter-in-law Lisa, grandchildren Ella, 11, and Nicholas, 9, of Orlando. FL. He was a good man that cared more about others than himself, always giving to those that needed. He will forever be missed. He was a kind soul and brought happiness to all he met.

Burbank Leader, October 15, 2013


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jeffrey J. Viets, BHS 1960

Jeffrey J. Viets, BHS 1960

A celebration of life for Sequim resident Jeff J. Viets will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 in the forest he loved at his Sequim home. The Rev. Lynn Osborne will preside. Mr. Viets died Nov. 15, 2008, at the age of 65 following a stroke.

He was born Dec. 28, 1942, in California.

After 40 years as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company with the elite Skunkworks Team, he retired to the North Olympic Peninsula in 2005. He married Kathleen Hennen on Oct. 13, 2008, in Santa Fe, N.M.

He loved the outdoors, was an active hiker and a member of the Audubon Society. He sang with barbershop groups, participated in square dances, was a gourmet cook and studied cake decorating. He was a model train enthusiast and an avid gardener who loved flowers. His love for the arts, including music and theater, led to his meeting his wife, Kathleen, when she was performing in a local production in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Viets; son Byron Viets of Fresno, Calif.; daughters Leslie Ann Viets and Wendy Ziska, both of Denver, Colo.; sister Valerie Viets of Burbank, Calif.; brothers David Viets of Clovis, Calif., and Brad Viets of Boise, Idaho; and two grandchildren.

Dec 3, 2008, Sequim Gazette

Monday, October 7, 2013

Malak Allie Hariri, BHS 2012

Malak Allie Hariri, BHS 2012

She was a 2012 graduate of Burbank High School. She was born on December 22, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California and passed away on September 28, 2013.

A tragic car accident in Burbank, California has left five young people dead. Malak Hariri is one of the individuals killed. This beautiful girl had her life ahead of her before this fiery crash.

The accident took place on Saturday at about 4 am on San Fernando Road and Scott Road off-ramp of the I-5 freeway. While police are still investigating what happened, it's believed that the driver may have been speeding.

Malak was known for her great smile according to her father. Her funeral was held on Friday, October 4 at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, with burial following at the cemetery. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Judith Ann Weatherwax Burke, BHS 1958

Judith Ann Weatherwax Burke, BHS 1958

Our beloved mother, and our father's wife of 51 years, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. Her husband and two daughters were at her side when she left the world she loved and enriched. Born in April 1940 in Glendale, Calif., Judy was the oldest of three sisters, with whom she was very close and for decades shared an annual "three-sisters vacation" at the Little Sister Resort in Sister Bay, Wis. These trips brought her great joy and were the highlight of her year as they were filled with late night laughter, endless craft projects and friendly competitions at the paintball shooting range or baseball batting cages.

Our parents met in high school when they were 15 years old. They married on July 28, 1962, and settled in San Luis Obispo in 1968, where they raised their family and watched their daughters grow up in the community they loved. Mom and Dad's life of 58 years together included many wonderful family vacations, lots of movies and Sunday crosswords, and in recent years, unforgettable world travels.

Our mother's talents and accomplishments and examples of her kind nature cannot possibly be condensed into a short sketch such as this; however, her passion for designing and making beautiful quilts, her amazing piano playing, the trips she took around the world with our dad, and the pride she felt for her daughter's and grandchildren's achievements would be the starting point of outlining what was important to her.

Mom was also a lifelong learner - after her children were grown, she went back to school. After finishing her bachelor's degree at Stephens College, she continued on to earn two master's degrees from Skidmore College. Our mother was an active member in her community and enriched the lives of others through service with the Monday Club, Civic Ballet Performing Arts Center, Law Wives Group, and many other volunteer positions throughout the years.

Judy leaves behind her husband, Jeffrey Burke; two daughters, Brooksley (Burke) Williams and Meredith (Burke) Lawler, sisters, Marjorie Baldwin and Nancy Carlson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lee and Robert Chandler Weatherwax.

As our mother was especially passionate about women's education and its vital role in shaping young women to become well-rounded, compassionate members of their community, contributions in her memory can be made to your favorite charity that supports education or the arts. Or, in lieu of a charitable contribution, consider also simply "paying it forward" with an act of kindness toward another, as our mother did on a regular basis. She knew how far an encouraging word and a warm smile could travel, and it would bring us great comfort to know her legacy of kindness, good will, and wonderful humor will endure.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

William G. Montenegro, BHS 1972

William G. Montenegro, BHS 1972

William G. Montenegro, 60, of Burbank, California, passed away on August 13, 2013 in his home after a long battle of cancer.

William was born in Costa Rica on February 18, 1953. He graduated from Burbank High School. He enjoyed a long, passionate career at Warner Brothers (Motion Pictures); but most of all, he lived an active and very social life, cherishing his time and experiences with his friends and family.

William is survived by his wife, Jing; mother, Jeannette; father, Herminio; sisters, Jenny Mattox and Maritza Amaro; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A public burial was held on September 11, 2013 at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

Burbank Leader, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Robert Hess Baker, BHS 1953

Robert Hess Baker, BHS 1953
February 26, 1936 - January 15, 2013

Beloved husband, father of four children, brother and grandfather. Bob was born in Burbank, CA, and graduated from Burbank High in 1953. He co-owned Accurate Engineering Corp for many years. He was a really kind and nice person, who was loved by everyone. Bob will be missed by his son, Tom; his daughters, Sheryl, Karen and Jennifer; eight grandchildren and wife, Nancy.

Graveside services will be Friday, August 2nd, 11:00 a.m., at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91501.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News from July 28 to July 30, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

David Jackson Rugee, BHS 1966

David Jackson Rugee, BHS 1966

David Jackson Rugee, was born on March 4, 1948 in Los Angeles County, California and passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, in Arizona where he lived with his wife, Sharon. Dave and Sharon were married in Clark County, Nevada on April 7, 2001.

Dave is also survived by two sons, four grandchildren and his sister, Leigh Rugee Crossen, BHS '67.

He is loved by a large extended family and will be greatly missed by all.

No other details at this time.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Christine Alice Harden Rife, BHS 1965

Christine Alice Harden Rife, BHS 1965

Christine passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, after a three year battle with Ovarian Cancer. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Christine was born in Burbank on February 16, 1948 to Marcelle and Richard Harden. She attended Village Christian School thru 9th grade. she attended Burbank High School where she was Captain of the Drill Team her senior year and graduated in 1965.

Following graduation she worked at Ansell and Ansell Law Offices, OTI Corp., and the Burbank Law Center. In 1985 Christine married Scott Rife (BHS 69). Shortly after their wedding they moved to the Santa Clarita Valley, and in 1998 they settled in Valencia where they continued to live until her passing.

Christine enjoyed crafts of all kinds, gardening, traveling, and decorating their home for different holidays. Her greatest joy however was achieved by her children and granchildren who she treasured.

Christine is survived by her husband, Scott Rife; mother, Marcelle Harden; sister, Kushi Jones and brother-in-law E.J.; daughter, Diane and son-in-law Jim Larson; son, Richard Steinhart and daughter-in-law Brenin Steinhart; and Toby and Tyler Lester; plus many other family and friends.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wayne Schumacher, BHS 1968

Wayne Schumacher, BHS 1968

Wayne Schumacher 1950-2011

Wayne Schumacher died on August 6, 2011 of a genetic brain disorder. Apparently his father and grandfather died young as well. When Jim talked to his wife just before the 40th Class Reunion, she said he had been excited about coming to the 30th reunion but started having motor issues just prior. At first they had suspected multiple sclerosis, but then discovered the brain disorder. Wayne spent the last twelve years of his life in a convalescent hospital and did not recognize anyone, including his wife and sons. Wayne is missed by his wife and family.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Phyllis Arlene Eide, BHS 1973

Phyllis Arlene Eide, BHS 1973

Burbank Leader, Saturday, January 8, 1994

Phyllis A. Eide, 38, died January 1, 1994 in Burbank, where she had lived her entire life.

Miss Eide was a renal dietitian at the Sepulveda V.A. M. C. for 12 years. She is survived by her parents, Helen and Phil Eide.

Funeral Services were held Friday at the American Lutheran Church. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Eugene Tautimes, BHS 1933?

Eugene Tautimes, BHS 1933?
Daily News of Los Angeles (CA) - Thursday, April 11, 2013

EUGENE (MADRID) TAUTIMES November 29, 1916 - April 4, 2013 Beloved father of Mary Jane Muro, Elizabeth Starr, Lydia Ruiz, Anita Joyner and devoted son, Eugene Frank Tautimes. Adored grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 18 and great great grandfather of one. Preceded in death by his faithful wife, Isabel Tresierras Tautimes and is survived by half-sisters, Carrmen Madrid Ortiz and Margaret Madrid.

Gene was a longtime resident of Burbank, graduate of Burbank High School , Veteran of WWII, and member of American Legion Post 581. He was the retired owner of Twin Star Disposal Company. A kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor and tremendous smile, he will be missed by all who ever knew and loved him.

A Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. John Baptist De La Salle Church, 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA, at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, April 12, 2013. Interment at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. UTTER McKINLEY SAN FERNANDO MISSION MORTUARY Directors (818) 361-4751

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keith Burnside, BHS 1961

Keith Burnside, BHS 1961

Keith Burnside, died on June 27, 2013. He was born July 21st, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA to Allan and Kathryn Burnside. He attended Burbank schools and went to college at the University of Redland, where he met his wife Sandra Mathews in 1966.

The Burnsides moved to Orange, CA, where Keith worked as a teacher and counselor for the Anaheim Union High School District for 37 years.

He is survived by wife, Sandy; daughters, Lori Jones and Keri Burnside; sons-in-law, Mario Sattro and Robbie Jones; granddaughters, Lila and Lindsey Jones; and cats, Woodi and Sami.

Keith enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, hiking, working on his cars and spending time with his wife and family. The Burnsides recently acquired a condo in Lake Crowley where they enjoy exploring new territory and making new friends. Keith was very loved and respected and will be missed.

Orange County Register, July 2, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Edward J. Kilduff, BHS 1973

Edward J. Kilduff, BHS 1973

Burbank Review, Monday, November 13, 1972

Burbanker Dies As Car Falls 1,000 Feet Off Cliff

A station wagon lacking tire chains dove 1,000 feet off an icy mountain road, killing a 16-year-old Burbank youth and seriously injuring two companions during the weekend.

A passenger, David Wooduff, 15, managed to claw his way up the steep canyon while suffering broken ribs and was able to notify authorities at a nearby probation camp.

A helicopter rescue team was dispatched by the U.S. Forest Service and rangers airlifted Edward Kilduff, 16, to County USC Medical Center. The Burbank youth, thrown clear of the wreckage, died a short time later of massive head injuries. Kilduff was a Burbank High senior.

The driver of the car, Mark Draper, 17, was extricated by rescue workers and airlifted to Palmdale General Hospital.

A Highway Patrolman said the youths had driven past a point on the Angeles Crest Highway where tire chains were advised because of icy conditions. Wooduff is a Burbank High junior.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Charles "Chuck" McCalmont, BHS 1951

Charles "Chuck" McCalmont, BHS 1951


Chuck McCalmont, Sr. ... Retired IRS Special Agent Chuck McCalmont, Sr. passed away on May 17, 2013 in Temecula, CA, from complications due to a bacterial infection. He was 80 years old.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Chuck Sr. became a Revenue Agent in 1961 and a Special Agent in 1965 with what was then Intelligence Division. He worked in the Los Angeles, Atlanta, Macon and National Offices. He retired from the Los Angeles Field Office in 1988. Respecting his wishes, there will not be any public services.

Chuck McCalmont, Sr. is survived by his wife, Toni, and two sons--Chuck McCalmont (Los Angeles Field Office Special Agent) and Bob (Riverside County Sheriff's Department Deputy). Condolences may be sent to:

Toni McCalmont
43924 Alencon Court
Temecula, CA 92592

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Donald R. Delg, BHS 1966

Donald R. Delg, BHS 1966

Donald "Donnie" R. "Wab num dah" Delg, 65, of Lawrence, KS passed away unexpectedly July 10, 2013. He was born December 21, 1947 in Holton, KS the son of Salvador and Mary (Wishkeno) Delg.

Donnie attended Bell Grade School on the Potawatomi Reservation and graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, CA. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had lived in the Lawrence area for over 25 years where he was a bus driver for the Lawrence school district.

Donnie was a member of the Drum Religion and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Delg of Lawrence, KS; a sister, Barbara Ferguson of Green Valley Lake, CA; 2 brothers, Dale Delg of Topeka, KS and Darrell Delg of Lawrence, KS and many nieces and nephews.

Drum services will be Saturday evening, July 13, 2013 at the Danceground Building on the Potawatomi Reservation west of Mayetta, KS. Burial will be Sunday afternoon in the Wishkeno Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 12, 2013