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