My sister Bonnie was a special person, and my best friend. She had been sick since the age of 10. Bonnie lived in San Diego with her husband, Lee. They never had children (I was GLAD to share mine). My kids tried to donate a kidney to her, but her heart couldn't take the surgery. She passed away May 30, 1988. I was so lucky to be there with her when she died. She was sweet, shy, but fiercely loyal. I miss her every day Judy Bale Pitts '64
Leah Faye Bartlett
Charlene Baurmann Radici
Charlene was a good school and neighborhood friend. When my mom passed away in 1998, I called her mom to let her know. She told me Charlene had breast cancer, had too much radiation, which in turn injured her heart and she died. I'm not exactly sure of the year, but I'm thinking around 1996 or 1997. She was married, had two boys and I'm sure is dearly missed.
Sharon Barrows Dahlkamp
I learned in the course of a visit with one of her sons, Eric Dahlkamp, that Sharon died on August 2nd, 2001, of complications from surgery to replace her knees. I met Sharon in the second (or was it the first?) grade at Jackson School, and was her admirer ever since. She was my date at the Senior Prom and we were able to visit a few times thereafter on my occasional visits to San Diego.
Sharon became a teacher for the San Diego City Schools. She suffered for decades from severe and debilitating arthritis and resultant limitations on her mobility, but remained kindly, sentimental, and light-hearted. She had beautiful hands! She is survived by her mother, Mildred, her sister Susan, her two sons Eric and Ethan, their wives Melissa and Tracy, and grandchildren Veronica Sharon (Eric), and Owen (Ethan).
William Lee Butner
John Edward Fulton
William Arthur Giaciolli
Sheila Gibson Raikow
October 14, 1943-June 4, 2005
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Sheila and her family moved to San Diego in 1949. She attended SDSU and joined Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. In 1963 she married Les Raikow and they had two sons, Ian and David Raikow. In her 40s, Sheila returned to school to earn a BA in Psychology and Addiction Studies. She worked at the Vietnam Veterans of SD Recovery Services, Grace Center for female alcoholic and drug addicts, Center for Recovery for HIV clients in San Francisco and Episcopal Community Services in SD. In 2002 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and despite a gallant fight, died on June 4, 2005 at S.D. Hospice. Sheila is survived by her sons Ian and David: her sister and her family, Frances and Edward Grimes, Alicia Grimes Ross, Scott Grimes and Leslie Grimes; her brother and his family, Larry and Lois Gibson; Stuart, Richard, James, Mark Gibson and Jessica Gibson Cook; and by nieces and nephews, Manya Buske, Galit Hale, Simone Levy and Ethan Levy.
There will be a Celebration of Sheila's life, June 26, 1 p.m., Silvergate Yacht Club, 2091 Shelter Island Drive, SD. Her ashes will be taken to sea at 9:30 a.m. June 26. If you would like to join us that morning, please contact Frances Grimes, 619-225-2338, by Friday June 24.
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 6/21/2005
Gary Thomas Goodman
July 16, 1943 January 1, 1991
Larry Dale Hamilton
Mary Virginia Moldenhauer
Nora Morgan Pepper
I lost my beloved wife Nora to cancer on March 27, 2003.. She fought a long hard battle for 13 months. For anyone wishing to, our family would ask that people send a donation to the Desert Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 1207 Upas Street, San Diego, California.
Jack Lee Morris
June 10, 1942 - December 7, 1987
A native San Diegan, Jack died at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego of leukemia. He married Loanne Dehaven '62 in March of 1962. They had three children, Kim, Lee and Therese. He was an artist who specialized in seascapes, and he did a lot of commercial work. Jack was a beautiful person, great brother and my closest friend
Melinda Myrick Brown
Passed away July 25, 2000 at her home in Washington, DC.
David Gerald Nachison
October 7, 1942 June 2, 1977
Theresa Jean Naughton Studdard
Theresa Naughton Studdard, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Sept. 11,1943 and died in San Bruno, CA on January 8, 1990. Theresa was always known as "Terry. Her death was unexpected. Her husband Jimmy died in 1984. They were never blessed with any children. She is still missed by her mother and sisters and brother.
Dec. 17, 1942-Feb. 26, 2003
Fred Fraser Novell, of Alpine was born in St. Louis and was a civil service civil engineer. He was a member of the Young Enthusiastic Stroke Survivors. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jean Templeton (Hoover '64); daughter April Meyer of El Cajon; son Robert of Gilmer, Texas; brothers Bill of El Cajon and Ben of Canyon Lake; and four grandchildren.
Dec. 17, 1942-Feb. 26, 2003
Steve passed away September 14, 2003
Bonnie Parrell McKean '62
A newsletter invitation sent to Don was returned "deceased" on June 6, 2005.
I hope that the news regarding Don Pitts passing was false. Don "Lefty" Pitts and I played on the same Food Basket Little League team and then on opposing teams in Pony and Colt league baseball. Don was (and hopefully still is) a class act. He was a good friend and classmate.
Jerry W. Ellis 61
Class of 1961 member Donald Pitts' death was a tragic suicide. The Pitts family lived across the street from us on Corinth Dr. Don's mom Jo was a second mother to my younger sister. My brother and I spent a lot of time at their house as well. Don's younger sister Rita Jo has two grown children both of whom were my students in the band at La Mesa Jr. High. Don's father Sam is in his 90s. Latchkey brother, sister, and I will always be grateful to the entire Pitts family.
Sharon Reeher Bailey
With sadness I report the passing of Sharon Reher Bailey on Friday, January 14, 2005. She was residing in Ohio and was waiting for a heart transplant when she suffered a fatal stroke.
Paula Remington Tschetter
I am sad to report the death of my best high school friend. Paula died June 8, 2003, and is survived by her husband Loyal, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Paula and I spent so many happy times in our senior year at Crawford, and immediately after our graduation, we both went to work for the FBI. She married Loyal in 1962 and remained in San Diego, living 2 doors down from the house in which she grew up. May God rest her soul.
Judy Claire Scott
Samuel K. "Sam" Siegler
December 15, 1942 - August. 30, 2001
Samuel K. "Sam" Siegler, 58, was born in San Diego and was a self-employed general contractor. Mr. Siegler was an officer-member of the El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812, BPOE. Survivors include his wife, Christine; mother, Bernice Bunny Siegler of Escondido; and sister, San Savary of El Cajon.
Carolyn Smithson Richardson
May 30, 1943 - March 21, 2001
Carolyn died in Sacramento, where she had lived since 1977. Born Carole Lynn Smithson in San Diego, Carole completed three years on a scholarship at the University of Chicago, then married her high school sweetheart, Bob, and moved with him to Baton Rouge where she earned her BA in Anthropology at LSU. After 15 years of devoted and brilliant duty as a homemaker and mother to sons Ian and Max she entered law school at King Hall (UC Davis), earning her JD and admission to the California State Bar in 1982.
Carole is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bob, her son Max of Philadelphia, her son Ian and grandchildren Kate and Henry of Eugene, her mother Evelyn Smithson and brother Lloyd and sister Sally Hayes '67 of San Diego, her brother Jerry '63 of Phoenix, and Lottie.
Pete died in December 1999 in Slayton Minnesota of congestive heart failure. He married Jill, a hometown girl in Minnesota. He owned the only liquor store there, which he purchased in the early nineties. He moved there after retiring as manager of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot service station in San Diego. They had no children, but Pete made a friend of everybody he met. I was fortunate to have him as my best friend since our days at Horace Mann Junior High.
Roy Earol Thompson
Carolyn Townsley Randolph
Don Vinkemulder *
Mary Woods Stone
My wife died of kidney failure April 15, 2001
-- Tom Stone
* No photo in yearbook