August 6, 1950 - September 17, 2007
My brother fought 10 long years of lymphoma before it finally took him. He suffered quite a bit during the last year. At least now he can be at peace Terry Appleby 74
June 4, 1950 - October 21, 2011
Shortly after graduating from high school, Scott spent 3-4 years as a laborer in the construction industry and joined the Laborers Union. Scott was a strong believer in the Union he was part of. After his time spent as a laborer, in approximately 1978 Scott joined the Operating Engineers Union. While a member of this union Scott performed jobs like driving tractors, paving roads, and preparing land in different areas around San Diego in order that schools, homes and bridges could be built. Scott enjoyed his work in this capacity but he wanted more. Scott decided to go back to school. Scott attended San Diego State University and received a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts Psychology on May 28, 1998. Continuing his education for the next two years, he then received his Masters of Science Degree in Rehabilitative Counseling on May 31, 2000 and would pursue a future career in Psychology with an emphasis on brain injury. For the last ten years, Scott has worked with brain injury students for the San Diego Community College District. In this capacity he provided Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Anger Management Counseling. His most recent position was to assist brain injury patients in pursuance of a career. He would provide them with tools necessary to assist them in achieving their career goals. He provided teaching, counseling, advising, and he was passionate about leading and inspiring his students to attain their goals. Over the last six months, Scott's health started to decline. Even though there were health issues, his passing was unexpected.
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Sharon Brown Garrison
August 31, 1950 - June 5, 2004
Sharon passed away from pancreatic cancer. She had three surviving children. We lived in San Diego until 1983, moved to the east coast for three years, then returned to the San Francisco Bay area. Sharon loved sewing, crafting, selling her designs at craft shows and traveling. We retired in 2002 and moved to Bozeman, Montana. -- Steve Garrison
August 27, 1950 - March 1986
Beverly was the keyboard player in our high school all girls band. Ramona Najimy was on drums and Laura Weiss played the flute. I handled the mike, bass guitar and tambourine. We made LOTS of noise in various garages a groups gotta practice, you know -- and actually had some gigs. I remember a Honeywell company picnic and a Lebanese ethnic thingie that Ramona got for us. Beverly was a quiet person in real life, but a ROCKER while in the band. We did a lot of Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and the Beatles You get the idea -- really 60s. Beverly, you were cool. I wish I would've stayed in touch. -- Irma A. Groot 68
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My ex-husband died December 4, 2010 of heart disease and other problems. He lived on the golf course at San Diego Country Estates in Ramona and died at my home in Crest. He attended Crawford in 1966 and 1967, and Horace Mann before that. He transferred to San Diego High School his senior year. He did not like having his picture taken, even though he looked very much like Ricky Nelson. He was an avid fan of race car driver Jimmie Johnson, who used to swim in our pool with our sons when he was younger. Gary was a pipe fitter and plumber with Local 230 for over 35 years -- Bev Judd Camren 69
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June 28, 1949 April 25, 2008
I was informed of Garys passing by his ex-wife. We were friends since junior high but were not able to get together much in these past several years. He was a fellow Marine and saw duty in Vietnam -- Bill Grantham
Karen Sue Cochran-Reynolds
March 3, 1950-August 9, 2004
We lost Karen Monday from a short battle with cancer at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. She was the daughter of Hugh Cochran and Billye Tucker Cochran. Karen is survived by her son, Erik Lucas of Washington, D.C.; mother Billye MacLaughlin and stepfather Capt. N.H. MacLaughlin of Pinehurst, NC.; aunt Vangie of Houston, Texas, and sister Kathy Lee of Phoenix, Ariz. She is also survived by her loving animals Charlotte, Nellie, Tucker, and Cindy. She was predeceased by her father Hugh Cochran, and stepmother Alice ( ? ). Karen was an RN at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. She also spent much of her time volunteering her time and skills to the American Red Cross of San Diego. Not only was she a wonderful asset to the community she was a great friend and family member. Karen was a special person who touched many lives from lost animals to patients battling heart failure. She was a unique, vivacious, and wonderful human being. She touched all of our lives.
August 31, 1950 October 30, 2009
Lee passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side. He was born in San Diego at Mercy Hospital, and graduated from San Diego State University. An avid outdoorsman, Lee loved his many years working with animals at the Zoo and Wild Animal Park. A celebration of his life was held by friends and family.
Mary Coleman Evans Marquardt
August 2, 1950 - August 25, 2006
"A head-on collision on state Route 371 killed three San Diego County residents and injured a fourth yesterday, the California Highway Patrol said. Travis M. Josephson, 36, and Mary Marquardt, 56, both of El Cajon, and Edward R. Coleman, 80, of San Diego, died, the Riverside County Coroner's Office said. The collision occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Route 371 east of Lake Riverside Drive, about six miles west of Anza. CHP Officer Ron Thatcher said Josephson was driving west when he lost control of the Hyundai Accent on a curve. The car crossed double-yellow lines into the eastbound lane, where it collided with a Subaru Legacy. Josephson died at the scene. The Subaru driver, Sheridan Marquardt Jr., 58, of El Cajon was hospitalized with moderate injuries. Mary Marquardt and Coleman, both passengers in the Subaru, were flown to Desert Medical Center in Palm Springs, where they died of their injuries, Thatcher said." -- San Diego Union-Tribune, August 26, 2006
I remember talking to Jim De Hart a few days before he was killed in the plane crash at OHare Airport in Chicago, on May 25, 1979. We ran into each other in a grocery store in Point Loma and he was encouraging me to continue with my interviewing for the airlines. He was a flight attendant on an American Airlines DC-10 that had an engine drop off just after take off. -- Susan Weetman Belair '68
Jeannie Dendrinos Wolfarth
October 25, 1950 - January 14, 2004
A proud-to-be native of San Diego, Jeannie was born October 25, 1950. Her grandfather was a partner in the Seven Seas Locker Club downtown San Diego. Her mother worked at Food Basket on Fairmont and University Avenue for over twenty years. At Crawford, she was known as the "Cher" look alike. After high school, she attended Pacific College where she became proficient in medical transcription. Even though Jeannie was often in a great deal of pain, she did not complain nor want anyone to feel sorry for her. Therefore, her almost seven year bout with breast cancer was kept from most. Her husband Bruce quit his work and cared for his wife Jeannie during this period. It was not until the last week of Jeannie ' s life that San Diego Hospice stepped into the picture. Jeannie died peacefully January 14, 2004 at her home in Singing Hills. Close friends, family, her animals, and the wonderful San Diego Hospice staff were present at her passing. Jeannie would want everyone to celebrate her life as she knew it. Committing herself to God, healthy food and exercise, love of San Diego, family, friend and her animals were Jeannie ' s fingerprints on life. We will miss her beyond imagination.
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June 25, 1950 - October 11, 2005
Tom attended Chico State University. He was employed by Kelar Corporation in San Diego for a number of years. His love of golf started as a teenager. He was presented the San Diego Union-Tribune Junior Golf certificate of achievement in 1964 and in 1966. Tom is survived by a son, Matthew Ensign, sister C. J. Martin, his mother Jane Caldwell and his stepfather Jim Caldwell.
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September 3, 1949 - January 1, 2011
Jeff was born in Germany as Wolfgang Ewald Linder and immigrated to the United States in 1953 after adoption by his parents John Garrison and Phyllys Bennett. As a young adult, Jeff held many jobs, including working as a mechanic and long haul trucking, but soon found his career in construction. Shortly after graduation, Jeff began dating Diana Sibbison who he married on January 20, 1973.
Linda Goldenstein Yaeger
November 29, 1950 - January 28, 2010
Linda passed away from cancer. She is survived by her son Daniel and sister Robyn Goldenstein Kettering 72
Sherryl Harper Martin
March 16, 1950 - March 11, 1983
Dec. 1, 1949-May 13, 2002
"John, I don't know how you collect the obits, but I thought I would send this on to you. Kelly Hart, class of 1968, passed away May 13, 2002. Kelly played French horn and was in the marching band, and was in ROTC. After high school he had several occupations including beekeeper and fireman. He took many classes over years in college, and won several awards in forensics. His teachers at Grossmont College recently created the Kelly Hart Tenacity award to be awarded to a speech/communications student each year who displays Kelly's never-give-up attitude." -- Alan Fedder '69
October 16, 1949 - November 26, 1973
November 6, 1950 - May 15, 1977
Dale Elizabeth Hoover
June 26, 1950 - February 22, 2007
Linda Hughes Fantoni
June 22, 1950 - March 25, 2011
Linda was born and raised in Chula Vista. She was married to Larry Fantoni ono June 12, 1972 at the Little Chapel of the Roses. She owned and operated Fantoni Daycare for 17 years in San Diego and El Cajon. She moved to Rio Dell in Humboldt County in 1996, where she worked for Old Navy as well as the Eel River Sawmill. She had moved to Arizona and was living in Flagstaff when she passed away from complications due to chemotherapy for cancer.
Donna Jean Jarrard
August 2, 1950 May 17, 2008
Donna looked back with pride on her days as a Charger Girl. Later she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse and practiced that profession until her health prevented this work. Donna was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Jean and her brother Thomas I. Jarrard, III. She is survived by her father Ted and her brother Bruce.
November 10, 1950 - February 3, 2000
Bill passed away, having been diagnosed with cancer the previous November. He graduated from San Diego State with the intention of becoming a teache, then decided to pursue a law career and graduated from Western State School of Law. He was a partner in the Solana Beach law firm of Weeks, Kaufman and Johnson. He was active as a Boy Scout leader and baseball coach, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Crawford High Foundation. He is survived by his wife Camille, daughters Melissa Johnson of Fort Bragg, Brooke Johnson of San Diego, son Seth and mother Doris of San Diego.
December 29, 1949 - October 18, 1993
Our loving son gave up a brave fight with his mother and father, Warren and Dottie, holding his hand. With a tear in his eye he kissed his precious Holly, of nine and a half wonderful years, goodbye. John was a godly and spiritual man who loved life and loved helping people especially children. John leaves behind his beloved wife, family and many who will remember him fondly. As long as life and memory last, love will always live in our hearts. The family wishes donations be made to the Cancer Society or Childrens Hospital.
Peter died at home Sunday, August 7, 2011 peacefully surrounded by friends. He is survived by his beloved companion Barbara Williams, sisters Tamara KeyserYates '71 and Katie Mann, brother Jett Keyser '67 and his stepfather, Ben Hamilton. Having been paralyzed in a car accident shortly after high school, he found a rich spiritual life as a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba. He was able to make the journey to India multiple times before finally settling in Pt. Loma where he continued he enjoy the wonderful ocean breeze.
Barbara Kidder died in an auto accident while we were still at Horace Mann -- Susan Weetman Belair
August 15, 1951 -- January 13, 1999
Larry LeVerne Larson
April 23, 1950 - September 15, 2003
Larry died after a three year fight with colon cancer. He received his BS from SDSU and his PhD in Entomology at UC Riverside. He spent his career as a research scientist with Dow Chemical and Dow AgroSciences. He was happy and successful in his work and his profession. Even during his chemo he still took on the presidency of the Entomological Society of America while still working. For those who knew him well they would not be surprised of his drive to follow his passion and trying to make a difference. When his job took him out of the state in 1980 he always looked forward to returning home and retiring in San Diego. He leaves behind his spouse of 27 years and two wonderful daughters in their late teens -- Marian Doll Larson '70
February 7, 1950 - August 29, 1985
Suzanne Matheny Garrison
August 16, 1950 - August 18, 1984
Arnold Lee McCoy
November 18, 1950 - March 3, 2003
Melissa McGinnis Marshall
June 12, 1950 - September 1, 2011
Melissa died of cancer. She graduated from San Diego State University in 1972 and in December of that year married Thomas Marshall, a fellow SDSU student. Melissa moved to Poway in 1978 to raise her family and was an active member of the community, volunteering in schools, serving as a Girl Scout leader, PTA president, and singing in local chorales. Her love of the classroom led her to obtain a teaching credential at 46, and shortly thereafter she began working at Turtleback Elementary School. For the rest of her life she was devoted to the students and teachers at Turtleback, and her classroom was known for both its liveliness and structure. Melissa worked tirelessly with even the most reluctant readers, won County awards for her work with video in the classroom, and was known occasionally to enjoy some line dancing when school assemblies demanded it. Melissa is survived by her husband, three daughters and siblings, Cathy, Amy and Patrick McGinnis and their families.
Gordon McKee, III
November 4, 1950 - January 1974
November 11, 1950 - October 09, 2006
Sharon died in Spokane, WA from leukemia.
Jean Mhoon Evans
June 21, 1950 March 31, 2010
Jean was born at Naval Air Station North Island and passed away peacefully at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego from complications of cancer. She was married to the love of her life and '"blind date" James L. Evans on April 6, 1974. . She is survived by her husband Jim, son Jeremy, and sisters Judy Mhood Alduenda 63 of Ramona, CA, and Carol Mhoon Isbell 70 of Swansea, Illinois. Jean worked as an instructional aide with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District and was a thoughtful and inspirational worker with all her children.
A web site has been set up at Rady Children's Hospital for a memorial tile in Jean's name for donations.
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Donna Penn Landes Zander
November 23, 1950 - April 27, 1991
November 4, 1950 - August 16, 1990
"Loved and missed by his parents, his brothers, and his daughter." Dave Pabst 72
January 3, 1950 - February 11, 2009
Born in San Diego, Paul was a resident of Kailua, HI at the time of his death. He was the assistant director of Pain Management, Integrative and Complementary Medicine at Kaiser Permanente. He is survived by his life partner Eluned Mun, parents Robert Pepping and Yvette Ordronneau, brothers Robert, Ted and Bill and sisters Yvonne Beck and Janelle Reuland.
May 18, 1950 - August 25, 1976
January 19, 1950 March 5, 1994
Robert Pierpaoli was my 6th grade teacher at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in San Diego. He was a wonderful and imaginative teacher, and he was one of my favorite teachers while I attended OLSH. -- Arlene Richard
September 13, 1950 -- June 17, 2008
Steve died after a long and courageous fight with cancer. His wife and sister were at his side. Steve. A native San Diegan, his early career was in the geothermal and oil industry. His interest in computers led to a 25-year career. Steve is survived by his wife Debbie, his father Bob, his sister Jan, and his dog Bear. He also leaves aunts, uncles and cousins.
Laverne Sather Christian
September 10, 1949 - October 11, 2010
I am sad to tell you that my sister died yesterday after a short illness. She was living in Huntsville, TX. Her son Jarraud passed away two years ago following a motorcycle accident. She is survived by Don her husband of 38 years -- Lola Sather Miller '64
September 21, 1950 - January 1985
I came across your list of "lost" class members from Crawford High, class of 1968 unexpectedly while doing an internet search. My name is Amy Schietzelt and I am Don Schietzelt's youngest daughter. For your records, I can let you know that he passed away in Delaware. He was a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor and a wonderful father (married for 13 years with two daughters). Please let me know if I may be of any other assistance --Amy Schietzelt
April 28, 1950 - November 15, 2006
Greg retired from Home Fed Bank and spent his retirement in Pacific Beach. He is survived by his mother Charlene and brother John 70
April 29, 1950 - May 24, 2007
Kay was born in Conrad, Montana and was a records supervisor for the El Cajon Police Department. A resident of El Cajon, she was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and the California Law Enforcement Association of Records Supervisors. Survivors include her sister, Linda Sporleder Walkenhorst 66 of Bonita.
July 22, 1950 - March 23, 2009
Steve passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Scripps Mercy Hospital where he was born and had worked for 25 years. Steve is survived by his loving daughters, Jaime and Carrie, and his father, William Stewart. In his younger years, he was very adventurous, serving in the Air Force for four years. He loved to waterski, go to the desert, and throughout his life, he loved to gamble. Steve was a son, father and friend that you could always count on. His wonderful and quick sense of humor will be missed but never forgotten, he was the life of the party.
Sally Swank Magsamen
April 29, 1949 - June 23, 2004
I'm writing you in regards to my mother. She passed away due to an Intercerebral Abcess and Septic Shock. Thank you for maintaining the newsletter for the alumni. My siblings and I are all Colts -- 93 97 & 98. We appreciate the time you have taken to do this and check your web page frequently.
Ron Red Thrash
August 25, 1949 - August 6, 2012
Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Ron came to California in 1960. He excelled in sports, playing offensive lineman for San Diego State University during the Don Coryell years. Ron was a teacher and football coach in the Orange County Unified School District for 27 years and in the Santa Ana Unified School District for 12 years.
Jackie passed away of a massive heart attack. She was living in Sarasota, Florida. She leaves behind her daughter, mother and father -- Susan Weetman Belair
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Born July 8, 1950
Victor drowned at Chollas Lake shortly before graduation -- Josef Binter
November 22, 1950 - May 17, 1972
July 8, 1950 - January 18, 1990
My brother passed away while being treated at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla for Pneumonia. He was employed by Cubic Corporation as an engineer -- Jim Wehking '66
February 15, 1950 - February 15, 1977
September 20, 1950 - January 29, 1984
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February 3, 1950 - March 14, 1994
Robert Zimmer died in 1993 of a heart attack. He had owned Bobs Auto Body in El Cajon since graduation -- Greg Phillips