Friday, February 22, 2013

Lena Myrl Hobbs Peckham, BHS 1940

Lena Myrl Hobbs Peckham, BHS 1940
September 5, 1921 - February 12, 2013

Lena Hobbs was born September 5, 1921. As a young girl she moved with her family to Burbank. They lived at Verdugo and Glenoaks. Lena went through school in Burbank, and graduated from Burbank High School in 1940. 

She later met Willard Peckham who had moved to Southern California from Wisconsin. They were married in May of 1941. They had three daughters, Linda (BHS '60), Nancy (BHS '64), and Janice (BHS '72). In the 1940's Willard became a Burbank Police Officer. In the early 1950's he changed from BPD to the Burbank Fire Department where he remained until his retirement in 1972, at the Bel Aire Station at the top of Uclan Dr. for many years before he retired. 

From 1952 until 1972 Lena and Willard lived at Hilton Dr. and Eton in Burbank. During her years in Burbank Lena attended the Burbank Foursquare Church, First Baptist Church of Burbank at Fairmount and Glenoaks, and lastly Calvary Bible Church at Main St. and Alameda.

In September 1972 Lena and Willard moved to Northern California to Clearlake Oaks, where they lived for the next 40 years. Their home was on Clearlake, and their back yard went down to their dock where they kept their boat. During those years they also took many trips around the country in their motorhome. This past November they moved about thirty miles to Lucerne, CA, to live next door to their youngest daughter, Janice, and her husband.

Lena Hobbs Peckham passed away at home in Lucerne, CA on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2013, at age 91. Her husband, daughter, and son-in-law were with her when she passed away. This May she and Willard would have had their 72nd wedding anniversary. Willard is now age 95, and remains in good health.

Lena is survived by her husband, Willard H. Peckham, daughters Linda Peckham Christian of Portland, OR, Nancy Peckham Burris of Cloverdale, CA, and Janice Peckham Jennings of Lucerne, CA, nine grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren, two half-sisters, five nieces, and one nephew. She was a sweet, sweet lady who will be missed by her large and loving family and her many friends."

Monday, February 18, 2013

Michael William Jelen, BHS 1964


Michael William Jelen, BHS 1964

May 31, 1946 - December 13, 2012

Michael William Jelen was born on May 31, 1946, in Hettinger, North Dakota. Michael’s family was by his side as he died at Kaiser Hospital in Irvine, California. He had fought the battle of Congestive Heart Failure with complications from Diabetes for over 4 years. Mike was the only son and second child of Charlotte Marie (Schumacher) Jelen and Ernest Michael Jelen.

When Michael was just a baby the family moved to Los Angeles, California..The family lived in Roger Young Village for a few years and later settled in Burbank, California. Mike attended St. Finbar’s Grade School, Bellarmine Jefferson High School and graduated from Burbank High School before earning his A.A. Degree in Accounting from Los Angeles Valley College. He worked in and owned his own computer services businesses that specialized in high speed printing.

Mike moved to Orange County, California, approximately twelve years ago. He was able to visit with his family often, study history and enjoy college football games on Saturday afternoons.

Mike is survived by his three daughters: Michelle Jelen, Nicole Jelen and Bridget Alves. In addition, Mike leaves his younger sister, Kathy (Jelen) John Coultas, and older sister, Charlanne (Jelen) Paul Nee, and his niece Jennifer (Coultas) Donovan and her family and his nephews: Phil, Andy and Paul Coultas. Mike was very proud of the many accomplishments of each of his daughters. This last summer he was able to travel with his family to his youngest daughter’s graduation from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington.

You are invited to join Michael’s family in a Celebration of his Life .

On Sunday, February 17th, 2013

From 2 – 5 p.m.,

At 7003 East Roundup Way

Orange, CA 92869

Please RSVP to (714) 633-7674, by February 9th, if you plan to attend.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Danny Blackley, BHS 1973

Danny Blackley, BHS 1973

Danny Blackley, 20, died Friday, September 19, 1975, in a Burbank Hospital. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a resident of Burbank for 14 years.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Blackley, of Burbank; and one sister Terry Blackley of Burbank.

He was a graduate of Burbank High School, Class of 1973.

Visitation will be through 9 o'clock tonight. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 24 at the Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills. Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Services, Burbank directors.

Burbank Newspaper, September 1975

Saturday, February 2, 2013

O'Brien Hernan Reynoso, BHS 1997

O'Brien Hernan Reynoso, BHS 1997

O'Brien Hernan Reynoso, 33, born on October 14, 1979, in Lima, Peru passed away January 3, 2013. He resided in Burbank, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.

No other details at this time.