Our hearts are saddened with the number of memorials we've had over the past 50 years, and we want to honor them not only at our Reunion but throughout the years. This website allows you to write a tribute to any of the classmates listed on our MEMORIALS page if you have signed up on MYEVENT, so please take the time to write something about any of those classmates you knew and can share something special with everyone. We would hope that there are a couple of tributes on every Memorial listed below . . . that would be the grandest tribute of all!
If you know of any others that we have missed, or if you have a nice picture of one of our classmates we can post in this Memorial area, please contact Nancy White Ball so they can be added and honored.
A wonderful songster, a beautiful person inside and out, and a great friend who is sadly missed each day. What a wonderful sense of humor she had, and she made me laugh until I would cry. Spent many an evening on the phone just talking about life in general. I will NEVER forget Linda!
Richard and I went through elementary school and high school at the same time, he was a very nice person, who could be a real kidder at times, and also who made you feel good about yourself. He will be missed
From Steve Jones on June 8th, 2016
Hi, Percilla, wish you could come to the reunion!
Richard was my good buddy in 3rd grade at David Lubin Elementary. We were in Mrs. Schmidt's class. Richard had the best "fire bucket" cuffs on his blue jeans. His nickname was "Deech" because De Chambeau was too long. Richard was very good-natured, friendly, and made me feel good about myself. He and I made a salt &flour map of Hispaniola Island in his Mom's kitchen. We had to show the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. So Richard pulled a big cleaver out of his Mom's utensil drawer and we chopped the island in half! Richard was very proud of his uncle the judge for Mono County in Bridgeport. Richard would bring me a bag of pinyon pine nuts from his visits there, and my Mom would roast them with salt in a skillet. I'll always treasure my memories of Richard.
Gerald and I were married March 5th, 1988. It was a wonderful 27 years. He was a loving generous father to his children. Jerry De Loach from previous marriage, my three sons Larry, Kevin and Marcus and to our adopted daughters Ronzanae and Triniti. Gerald was a dedicated teacher and loved his students. Coaching for him was everything...he loved to give back to his community. I miss him so very much, nothing can replace love we shared.
From Ofelia Castillon (Mendoza) on September 1st, 2016
Hope Dominguez was a high school friend that I had hoped to see again one day. I think the only class we shared was P.E. but all the same we became school friends. We discovered we both had attended St. Joseph's Catholic School on F Street in our early years. Hope had a fun sense of humor and when it was about music her favorites then were Barbara Streisand and Leslie Gore. We lost touch sometime after graduation but I remember having fond memories of our friendship. I was deeply saddened by her passing.
I grew up across the street from Fred in River Park, starting at age 3. He is sorely missed by many of us - he was a great teacher, and his funeral was the largest I've seen, with hundreds of former students attending. Fred taught junior high math - no easy job. What I remember most about Fred is that he never had anything bad to say about anyone - and he threw a wicked curve, and knuckleball when he was 11 years old - which he also used as a pitcher on the SHS baseball team. Junk-ball pitcher. And a good one.
From Elliott Cook on September 22nd, 2016
Fred was a genuinely nice guy. i grew up next door to him and very sorry to hear about this. the good die young.
I remember Kathy Gibart back when I first met Conrad. She was a good friend of Conrads,and he enjoyed her family too. I remember we'd go over and visit her. I always enjoyed sharing those visits with Conrad because he loved the Gibart family , and Kathy held a special place in his heart. They lived right around the corner from each other. It was sad when she passed away so young.
if nobody else is going to say anything, i will. Al was savvy beyond his years. not easy to assess but definitely a character. i can picture him as an international broker of some arcane commodity. bye Al.
Parker was my 2nd cousin. He and I were great buddies in 5th and 6th grade. We lived around the block from each other and had lots of fun building forts in empty lots in the neighborhood. Parker was always the outgoing socially confident one, while I was the shy dweeb. He had a great sense of humor and we laughed together a lot. He introduced me to Frank Sinatra who was usually playing loud on the family stereo. I thought his Mom Louise was like a movie star. I hung out a lot with Parker and his sisters Susan and Beth in those days. Their house was more fun than mine! I just cannot believe he is gone already. RIP dear Parker.
Charles Ledbetter was a kind, caring, and sensitive person. He passed away on Friday, May 2, 1980, at the age of 32. He tried to help others. He loved children and animals. He helped me. I wish I could have helped him more than I did. Charles, rest in peace with your parents and your big brother, James. Susan
Vince lived across Folsom Blvd. from me and from the age of 5 years old, I remember crossing the busy street to play football in the empty lot. We stayed friends through high school. He died tragically in Vietnam. RIP Vince
From Toni Paras Chapralis on September 30th, 2016
Vince was such a happy, sweet guy. I was so sad when I heard that he died in
Viet Nam. May he rest in peace.
A very special lady who was a wonderful friend -- she is missed every day and every thought of her brings on a wonderful feeling and a very big smile. She loved all the Reunion planning events, and I know she will be watching us at our 50th. She was a barrel of laughs and the kind of friend few people will have in a lifetime . . . RIP Ruthie!
Margie was a very special friend -- she lived over the fence from the Old State Fair grounds, and we would climb over the fence and spend the day touring the fair. We spent hours at each other's homes and had some wonderful times!
I just loved Lola! I didn't get to know her very well until our senior year when we had several classes together. She was smart, generous, and caring, and a very good friend to me. She was an incredibly graceful modern dancer, too. I'll remember her always with fondness.
To my best friend growing up, a racing buddy, best man in our wedding. July 1968 to being the Godfather of our two children. And your children the godfather of our grandchildren Thank you Bruce for the awesome strength through cancer . Our families dearest friend. We will watch over Jane for you , she is the survivor and strength for your sons and grandchildren . Until we meet again missing you Bill and Mary Sellers and families
Steve was always so helpful with the Reunions and getting all of our teachers together to join us for the fun -- he will be missed.
From Barbara Kinunen (Janvier) on July 18th, 2016
I remember Steve very well. He lived across the street from my aunt & uncle and he was in my church youth group. He was such a lively guy, full of spunk and good humor! His presence added an element of fun to any group.
I had the privilege of heping the Class of 66 with Conrad for a couple of reunions, including the 40th. Conrad loved his classmates. He always looked forward with enthusiasm and a smile to the next meeting and ultimately the Reunion.
One memory was when we were at the Holiday Inn and the Sacramento Kings were in the playoffs. Conrad and I decided to purchase matching Kings shirts and wore them the night of the game. Conrad was dedicated to the Class of 66 all the way. After his passing in 2008, the Class of 66 welcomed me to stay on in his memory. I'll never forget the great times we've had together -- Miss you Conrad and you are forever in my heart. Much love, Patti
Never really knew Conrad throughout our high school years, but what great times we had during our planning of the class reunions. Never will forget him filling the bathtub at Embassy Suites with ice so we could put our "drinks" someplace cold. He loved the Reunions, and I know he will be with us at the 50th!