Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sandra Lee Zimmerman Zion, BHS 1965

Sandy passed away suddenly, at her home, on Naomi Street, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, evidently during the night. Her oldest son, Robert, found her about 8:30 am. Her husband, Bob, passed away very suddenly, 15 years ago. 

She is survived by her other son, David, daughter-in-law, Brisa, & grandson, David, as well as Robert. Both sons & late husband were Burbank High graduates, too.

No other details at this time.

Friday, August 25, 2017

LaMar Eugene Poulson, BHS 1949

LaMar Eugene Poulson, BHS 1949
LaMar Eugene Poulson, 86, passed away June 16, 2017. LaMar was born September 18, 1930, in Southgate, California, to Wilford LaMar and Leona Maze Poulson. He moved to Burbank, California, when he was 16 years old and graduated from Burbank High School in 1949.
LaMar was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission to the Hawaiian Islands from 1950-1952. LaMar served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was based out of Camp Hanford in Richland, Washington.
LaMar married Betty Jo Stinson in the St. George LDS Temple on June 26, 1954. He worked in the aerospace and defense industry doing inspections and quality control for 37 years. He and Betty raised three children in Burbank, California, before retiring and moving to Mesa, Arizona, in 1996.
LaMar loved family, sports, electronics, traveling, family history, and building and repairing things with his own two hands. He was always happy to give service to anyone who had a need. If he didn’t know how to repair something, he would research it until he could figure it out.
LaMar was a faithful husband, wise father, fun and loving grandfather, thoughtful brother and loyal friend.  He lived a life of service to his family, friends, church and community.
He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Brian) Baur, Cottonwood, Arizona; son, Keith (Deidrea) Loveland, Colorado; and son, Kirk (Rochelle) Gilbert, Arizona, seven grandchildren; Shanell, Derek, Brittany, Trevor, Brooke, McKinna and Karigan and 3 great-granddaughters; Meadow, Holland and Brooklyn. Also surviving are his brothers, Douglas (Laura), San Tan Valley, Arizona, Victor (Gloria), Mesa, Arizona, and Richard (Patty), Burbank, California.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00am Monday, June 26, at the LDS Church, 3025 S. Hawes Road, Mesa, Arizona. The family will receive friends and relatives 30 minutes prior to services. Interment will follow at San Tan Memorial Gardens.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wallace Bowen King, BHS 1954

Wallace Bowen King, BHS 1954

 Jan. 25, 1936 - July 12, 2017

 Wallace Bowen King died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.

Wallace will be greatly missed by his wife, Prisca; five children and their spouses; 18 grandchildren; and his five siblings and their families.

A viewing will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at the LDS Beaverton Stake Center located at 4195 S.W. 99th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005. A memorial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the same location. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published in The Oregonian from July 18 to July 19, 2017

From his children on Facebook

He was the son of former Burbank Mayor - Carl M. King and Virginia King. His siblings also attended BHS and are alive and well. Larry King, Sharon Mortenson, David Foster King, Dennis King and Leon King. He was a great man who loved his family, friends and God.

Note: While at Burbank High he played football and track.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Richard Edward Heisler, BHS 1959

Richard Edward Heisler, BHS 1959

Richard Heisler passed away in Burbank, California on December 18, 2010. He had been employed at Warner Brothers and had retired about 10 years ago. He was married to Suzanne Heisler (BHS 65) for 39 years. Richard is survived by his wife Suzanne and two sons. No other details at this time.

Senior Bulldog Newsletter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Charles "Chip" Preston Vaden, BHS 1978

CHARLES "CHIP" PRESTON VADEN May 26, 1960 - Sept. 17, 2004
Chip is the only son of Margaret "Betty" and Preston "Pete" Vaden. He was born in Hollywood, California, and raised in Burbank, California. Chip participated in the Indian Guides with his father, was a member of the children's choir and active in the youth group at the United Methodist Church in Burbank. He played varsity basketball for Burbank High School, and went with a group from Sunland Baptist Church, to Mexico, to build houses, with Baja Christian Ministries.
Chip earned an AA Degree from Glendale College, owned his own pool-cleaning business and had just finished writing a book.
He was preceded in death by his father, Pete, in 1996. He is survived by his mother, Betty; sister, Patti De Las Casas and her husband Armando. Chip had two nieces, Elizabeth and Jessica (Jason); two nephews, Daniel and David; and one great niece, Kayla. Chip was a kind-hearted soul who would do anything to help someone in need. He will be truly missed and the love from his family will follow him into eternity.
Services will be held at Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Home, 333 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, on Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. ECKERMAN HEISMAN FUNERAL SERVICE 333 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank 818-846-2131

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Sept. 25, 2004

Friday, August 11, 2017

Clinton R. Pittman, BHS 1931

Clinton R. Pittman, BHS 1931

Burbank Dailey Review, Saturday, September 15, 1979

Clinton R. Pittman, died September 8, 1979. Born in Selma, California, he was a Burbank resident. He was a graduate of Burbank High School in 1931, was an employee for 30 years with Lockheed, a retired field service office manager, member of Thomas J. Shryock Masonic Lodge #223 of Hollywood, Maryland and a member of Almas Shrine, Washington, D.C.. 

He is survived by his wife, Mae Bogardus Pittman, son, Harold C. Pittman of Escondido, California; brother, Joseph Pittman of Los Osos, California; two grandchildren. Private services were held at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery. Inurnment was private.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

James Archie Hill, BHS 1937

James Archie Hill

Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV) - Tuesday, March 19, 2002                         

A graveside service for James Archie Hill, 81, a Gardnerville resident for the past 25 years, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastside Memorial Cemetery in Minden with the Rev. Pete Nelson officiating.

A private family visitation will be at Walton's Chapel of the Valley from 1-2:30 p.m. today.

Mr. Hill died March 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., to John and Margarie Fulton Hill.

He married Jacqueline on June 21, 1941, in Las Vegas.

He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, Calif., in 1937.

Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Sun Valley, Calif.

Mr. Hill was a plumber. He enjoyed hunting and ocean fishing, woodworking and he built his own house. He was experienced in welding. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, the Elks Lodge in Gardnerville, a life member of Local Union 761 and the Carson Valley United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Navy Seebees, 55th Battalion, during World War II from 1943-45.

He was preceded in death by a son James Leroy, brother John R. and wife of 50 years Jacqueline.

Among his survivors are his daughters and sons-in-law Kathy D. and Eric Wicklund of Monterey, Calif, and Susan R. and Anthony Spotts of Gardnerville; sister Helen M. Hill of Reseda, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law Paul E. and Ann Hill of Gardnerville; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the food pantry nearest them.

Walton's Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Olive Frances Bullington Stevens, BHS 1938

Olive Frances Bullington Stevens

Burbank Leader, February 2007

Long time Burbank resident Olive Frances Stevens passed away Monday, February 12, 2007 after a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

Born in 1919 in Daly City, California, Olive Bullington moved to Southern California as a young child. The family settled in Burbank and she graduated from Burbank High School in 1938. She married Gerald Stevens in 1941.

While her husband served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, Olive held down the home front, taking care of their baby daughter. When Gerald returned from the war , he worked as an engineer for Lockheed Aircraft. Olive continued to take care of the home, raising three children. They were married for forty-eight years until his death in 1989.

Her interests included, sewing, card playing and square dancing. An avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, she continued to attend games through the 2006 season.

Mrs. Stevens is survived by her three children, Janice Ardrey of Sacramento, Ca, Susan Fischer of Burbank and William Stevens of Burbank. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great - grandchildren. A Celebration of her life will be held in her home, Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m.. Friends are welcome to drop in.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Euene ("Chet") Zuill, BHS 1946

POWAY -- Gene ("Chet") Zuill passed away at home September 25, 2013, from congestive heart failure.

He was born in 1928 in Burbank, CA. He graduated from Burbank High in 1946, and spent from 1946 to 1952 in the Navy, including the Reserves and the Korean War (as an electronics technician and deep-sea diver). Gene spent 35 years with Pacific Telephone, starting in 1948, including work in equipment maintenance, engineering, and real estate. He also worked independently in real estate from the late 1960's through the mid-2000's. October 31, 1948 was a very special day for Gene; he attended a church meeting during which he met his future wife Lydia, and during which he accepted Christ. Gene and Lydia married April 22, 1949, settling in the Los Angeles area, then moved to Poway in 1958.

He is survived by his wife Lydia; one sister; six children; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, other relatives, in-laws, and friends. Gene was known for his sense of duty and devotion to God, country, family, his employers and clients, and those in need. He will especially be remembered for his dedication to the care of his head-injured daughter, Lucile. He was also known for his friendliness, his sense of humor, and his wide range of skills, knowledge, hobbies, and interests. He is dearly missed.

There will be a memorial service for Gene on Saturday, November 23, at 11a.m. at Living Way Church, 13609 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, with reception to follow in the social hall.

U-T San Diego (CA) - Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Daryl Lee Sutliff, BHS 1984

Daryl Lee Sutliff, BHS 1984

Daryl Lee Sutliff, was born on June 10, 1966 and passed away on December 12, 2012 after suffering a sudden heart attack. He had suffered with cardiopulmonary disease for quite sometime.

No other details at this time.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin, BHS 1970

Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin, BHS 1970

For Burbank High Class of 1970 - Unexpected passing on July 25, 2017 of Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin at age 65. He lived in Santa Clarita, California, and had had some health problems the last several years. 

He was the fourth of six siblings, his younger sister, Nancy, was BHS '71. The family lived at 1006 E. Palm in Burbank while growing up. Chuck had worked for Warner Bros. and 21st Century Fox. 

He is survived by his 94 year old mother, Marjorie Colvin (BHS '41), who lives in Orange County, and his five siblings and their families.

Alan Landros, BHS 1970

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clara Isabel Castro, BHS 1997

Clara Isabel Castro, BHS 1997 - -1978 - 1995

Note: Clara Castro was listed on the old BHS/JBHS website as having passed away. I had no information on her until I found a In Memoriam page in the 1995 yearbook. It reads as follows:

Born November 4, 1978, in Medellin, Colombia, Clara Castro grew up trying her hardest each day to only be the best she could be. She was a loving sister, a respectable daughter and loyal friend.

Those who knew her saw past her petite physique, diabetes, asthma, and heart trouble. They saw her as a true friend, one who was honest and trustworthy; who put her close friends and family ahead of everything else.

Her death on Wednesday, February 8, 1995, touched the hearts of many. Several of those who knew her best, shed quite a few tears when they heard the sad, sad news.

But many want to be sure that although Clara is not with us in person, her memory will always remain.      Elishka Webb

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Theresa Whalen Draper, BHS 1965

Theresa Whalen Draper

I'm so sorry to report that we've lost another classmate.  Theresa Whalen Draper passed away April 16, 2017 following a stroke in March.  I don't have any other details at this time, but if I find out about any services, I will let you know. 
Theresa was a popular hair stylist in Burbank for many years and I know some of you were her clients.  She had suffered from MS for many years, but the last time I saw her, after our 50-year Reunion, she looked fantastic.  I gave her a memory book from the reunion and we had a great time reminiscing.  I'm so glad we had that time together.
Blessings to all,
Trudie Lombard Hentze, BHS 1965

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Phillip Dale Thomas, BHS 1945

Former Burbank resident, Phillip Dale Thomas, 61, died August 7, 1989 in the Fijians Islands. Born in Iowa, he was a resident of Glendale, California.

Thomas was a graduate of Burbank High School 1945 and a navy airman in World War II. He worked in the wholesale electrical industry, last with Maddox Sales for 30 years and was vice president of the corporation.

He is past president of the Southern California Electric Club and was honored as Man of the Year; past scoutmaster and served on the board of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America; past president of the Nite Owl's Dance Club of Burbank and enjoyed Scottish Country dancing.

Thomas was a golfer, skier, hiker, scuba diver and tennis player. He supported the Burbank DeBell Men's Golf Club and the Sport Chalet Diving Club.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son Warren Netz; daughters, Judy Neeson, Patti Thomas, Susan O'Brian, Jo Ann Thompson and Sharon Evans; mother, Florence Thomas of Burbank; brother, Paul, seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at the Wee Kirk O'Heather, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Published in the Burbank Leader, August 16, 1989