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Joan (Adams) Casillas

Spouse: Ernie                                     ERNIE PASSED IN NOV. 2012
Current Address: *  Gridley CA 95948
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Number of Children:

2

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3

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Teacher
Travels: Gridley '59 Cruise to Baja Mexico - not far (Lake Madrone to San Francisco
Hobbies: Still looking for a diet to get rid of extra pounds - Still play the organ at Sacred Heart in Gridley - Still live in the same house where I grew up - Still happy and would do it all over again (except we would have automatic sprinklers)
Memories: Good Times-I wouldn't like to go back to college but have wonderful high school memories I wouldn't mind repeating. Too bad teenagers today have "drive -through" instead of "drive-ins" after activities. I loved after-game dances. Now few attend. We lived in a great era.

                  

 

Joan & Ernie at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.

 

Judy (Adams) Stewart

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Eugene Almo

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Penny (Anderson) Wickman

Spouse: Fred
Current Address: * Gridley, CA  95948
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Number of Children:

2

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5

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Owned & operated a children's store
Next Longest-held Career: Office manager for a large packing company
Hobbies: Grandchildren are the greatest form of entertainment. Also enjoy gardening - golf - cooking - knitting
Travels: Enjoyed Paris, London, Rome - love the short trips to Carmel, Santa Barbara, etc.

 

 

Fred & Penny at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.

Maybe we can talk Don into sending an image of himself when he was around graduation age?

 

 

 

Donald Bell

Spouse: Peggy (Richins)
Current Address: * Oroville, CA  95966
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Number of Children:

3

Grandchildren:

11

Great-grandchildren

3

Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Grocery Clerk at Raley's
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Bowling and Gardening
Travels: We have traveled to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico
Memories: Peggy caught me on Sadie Hawkins Day in 1957 and we've been together ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

Sally (Benedict) Serger

Spouse: Dennis
Current Address: * Yuba City, CA  95991
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Number of Children:

3

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5

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Teacher of the Deaf
Hobbies: Local Politics! - Spending time at our cabin at Little Grass Valley Reservoir - Being involved in our grandchildren's activities takes up most of our spare time.
Travels: We've been to Alaska twice - up and down the Mississippi on a paddle boat - traveled the US by car - In 2008 we went on a cruise through the Panama Canal visiting Jamaica, Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico.
Memories: Loved everything about our high school days.

 


 

Dennis & Sally at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.
 

 

Diane Bevan

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Roger Biggs

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Roger and Nancy Justus at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.

 

Janet Blatt

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Lily (Borrowman) Baker

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Current Address: * Biggs, CA  95917
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DECEASED Feb. 2015

 

 

 

Lily, Jean Davis Dorhofer and Wayne Coplin at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville

Jean gave Wayne a picture that was taken of him, her and his brother Dwayne many years ago.

 

Richard Bosenko

Spouse:   Sandra
Current Address:   3875 Pine Top Dr., Medford, OR  97504
Current Phone Number:   (514) 944-9800 (cell)
E-Mail Address:   richard@daysman.com 
Number of Children:

   2

Grandchildren:

   5

Great-grandchildren

   1

Schooling Beyond GUHS:  Bachelors degree from Chico State
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Barbara (Boyd) Pelascini

Spouse: Bob
Current Address: *Camarillo, CA  93010
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Number of Children:

2

Grandchildren:

3

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Chevron's Marketing Accounting Office in San Francisco
Hobbies: Golf - Reading - Grandchildren - Soroptimist Club - Theater (Sacramento Music Circus and Broadway productions) - Nutritional products and education
Travels: Our family vacations outside the US were mostly Hawai'i and Mexico although my all-time favorites were to London, Venice and the Greek Islands
Memories: Fondness for the simpler lifestyle - from growing up in a small farming community - the nostalgia of the 1950's it typified.

You can read Barbara's note to the classmates as she wrote in the Biographies Section.

 

Bob and Barb with their grandchildren     (check the Family Photos for their names)

 

Son Brian & fiancÚ Annika, Son Matt & wife Lindsay, their foster daughter Natalia, Barbara & Bob
Matt & Lindsay's Giovanna (11), Simone (9), & Javan (7)  (2016)

 

 

Loretta (Burks) Carroll

Spouse: Charlie
Current Address: * Chico, CA  95928
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Number of Children:

1

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1

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Newspaper advertising
  Thank you Mike, and all the other committee members for all your hard work!

 

   

 

Joyce (Campbell) Compton

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Current Address: * Eagle Point, OR  97524
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Gary Carlin

Spouse: Nora
Current Address: * Gridley, CA  95948
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Number of Children:

2

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3

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Farmer
Hobbies: Walking, Hiking, Computer card games
Travels: California - Southern Oregon (not far away)
Memories: The only kid in history to be mistaken for the Varsity Coach! (balding basketball player - young coach - Jack Avina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville

 

 

Kent Carter

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Current Address: * Redding, CA  96002
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Arcelia (Castro) Smith

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Current Address: * Sacramento, CA  95821
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Will Chenoweth

Spouse: Diane
Current Address: * Mesa AZ  85205
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Number of Children:

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Schooling Beyond GUHS: Cal State University, Sacramento, Chapman College.
Longest-held Career: Probation Officer of Nevada County for 27 years
Hobbies: Duck huntinng, fishing
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DECEASED  Aug 2015

 

Will & Diane at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville

 

Loretta (Coe) Winfrey

Spouse: David
Current Address: *Auburn Valley, CA  95602
Current Phone Number: *
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Number of Children:

9

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16

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Housewife
Hobbies: Reading- drawing house plans - shopping (especially for grandkids) - I also love making candy at Christmas time.
Travels: Alaskan cruise twice - Mississippi River cruise - New England States - Canada - Hawai'i twice
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David & Loretta at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.

 

 

Dwayne Copelin

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DECEASED

 

   
 

 

Wayne Copelin

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Current Address: * Hedley, TX  79237
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Wayne at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville ^

Lily (Borrowman) Baker with Jean (Davis) Dorhofer, who is giving Wayne a picture she had that was taken of him, Jean, and his brother Dwayne in their high school years. >>>>>

 

Eva (Correia) Lane

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Current Address: * From Oregon to Texas via my motorhome
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Number of Children:

2

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4

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Employee for the State of California
Hobbies: Hiking - Reading - Sight-seeing - meeting and visiting with new people
Travels: I have a 32-foot RV and have traveled in Oregon, Texas and California. I volunteer (mostly at state campgrounds) for up to six months so that I have plenty of time to explore the area and meet the locals. Going in an eastward direction right now.
Memories: Living on the Van McConnell ranch and having friends over for hayrides and charcoal meat. Many fond memories of basketball and football games - many teachers: Miss Wilson, Mr. Wilcox, Mr. Shirley, Mr. Faulk to name a few.

 

Eva on the 50th reunion cruise...

 

... and at the 50th reunion dinner    
in Oroville >>>

 

Barbara (Crabtree) Goldsmith

Spouse: Raymond
Current Address: * Windsor, MO  65360
Current Phone Number: *
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Number of Children:

2 + 2

Grandchildren:

3

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Safety Officer for a trucking company
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Crocheting, Cooking, Travel, Reading, Visiting family and friends
Travels: Midwest States
Memories: I was only at GUHS for 1 1/2 years but I made some good friends. The 50's were the best of times - Mr. Wilcox was to be feared - working in the Journalism Class
You can read Barbara's note to the classmates, as she wrote it, in the Biographies Section.

 

   

 

Daveine (Cushman) Pasdera

Spouse: Leonard
Current Address: * San Carlos, CA  94070
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Longest-held Career: Vice President - Branch Manager for Bank of America
Hobbies: Sewing, Embroidery, Designing, Gardening
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Michael Dahl

Spouse: Grove
Current Address: * Gridley CA  95948
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Number of Children:

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4

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Schooling Beyond GUHS: B.S. from University California Chico, Teaching credential, Administrative credential
Longest-held Career: Teacher/Administrator, 34 years in Live Oak
Next Longest-held Career: Retail Clerks to supplement my inflated teaching salary...especially when Grove took a leave of teaching to play with our sons until the youngest was in first grade
Where we have lived: In the Army I lived in Fort Ord, and in Virginia and in Thailand but mostly we've lived in Gridley.
Leisure-time activities: Hunting club, Lions International activities but mostly hangin' with my wife, kids and grandkids! We love being together at the cabin at Lake Madrone, family parties and Bar-B-Ques. We also spend time planning class and family reunions. Travel, fishing, scouting, golf, and doing Sudokos every night trying to keep my brain alive
Travel: Mexico, Europe, (Italy, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands)  Africa (_South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, ) and Jordon in the Mid East.  We've toured Central America (Panama Canal and surrounding areas, Caribbean islands, ) and South America (Peru and Bolivia).  Asia (China, Thailand (again), Cambodia) and we plan to go to Australia and New Zealand in February).  This is pretty amazing since neither of us traveled much outside California until a few years before retirement and of course after retirement.  We are spending our kids inheritance.  When we die they can sell the house and split up that!
Memories: Getting "wedgies" in the hall, Gary Richey throwing my mouthpiece out the window before my trumpet solo. Remembering the many great friendships!

You can read Michael's complete bio as he wrote it, in the Biographies Section.

Grove wrote the following: "I hope more of you will include your information in Ken's Web site.  It is really such a neat way to keep in touch.  If I'd realized, I wouldn't have made the book for the reunion, just put all the data in here.  I hope you folks put in your news.  We really like to keep in touch and share experiences."

 

Mike & Grove (& Friend) at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.
They never did sit down to eat so they did not get a picture taken together.

 

David Davis

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Jean (Davis) Dorhofer

Spouse: Floyd
Current Address: * Gridley CA  95948
Current Phone Number: *
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Number of Children:

4

Grandchildren:

2

Great-grandchildren

1

Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Housewife
Hobbies: Crafts, Photography
Travels: I went to Palmyra, New York and Boston Mass. in 2008 and to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007. It was great to get out of California
Memories: Hanging around with my friends.

 

Jean with her sister Carolee at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville.

 

Frank Delgado

Spouse: Synthia
Current Address: * Merced CA  95340
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Number of Children:

3

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4

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: California Highway Patrolman and Middle-school Teacher
Hobbies: Softball, coaching softball and basketball, golf and attending my 4 grandchildrens' functions
Travels: Italy, Hawai'i, Greece, Germany, Turkey, New York City and Kooperstown NY (the Home of the Baseball Hall of Fame) and Las Vegas.
Memories: when we took Al Shirley's cigarettes and matches off the gas pumps in the bus shed ...a no smoking area.

 

 

Frank renewing old friendships at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville with Margo Robinson, Will and Diane Chenoweth...

<<<<< ...and George Dockery

 

 

Peter Delgado

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                                                                                                               DECEASED NOV. 2012

 

Ray on the 50th reunion cruise.

 

Ray Din

Spouse:  - I don't have one
Current Address: *Stockton, CA  95207
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Number of Children:

4

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5

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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: It has been an exciting one
Hobbies: I am still buiilding radio controlled model airplanes (WWII Fighters, Bombers and Jets with six-foot to 12-afoot wingspans). I also do a lot of Karaoke singing for the Elks Lodge and Retirement Homes.
Travels: I have one on a lot of cruises on the Pacific side and also the Atlantic side. In 2010 I will be on a cruise out of Florida to somewhere... I don't know where yet. I hope to see a lot of you in September or October.
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Ray and Howard Hamman...

...and at Bonnie's Celebration of Life

... and Ray with Linda at the 50th reunion dinner in Oroville:

 

George & Charlotte on the 50th reunion cruise...

 

George Dockery

Spouse: Charlotte
Current Address: *Isleton, CA  95641
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Number of Children:

3

Grandchildren:

7

Great-grandchildren

2

Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Chief of Police
Hobbies: Hunting with my sons, fishing and camping with my family. Love sports and the grandkids... they keep me young
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Memories: Eating lunch in the (Weed?) alley off campus - nick-names of classmates

 

... sporting a newly gained certificate...

... and at the 50th reunion
-dinner in Oroville >>>   

 

Dianna (Doering) Jolley

Spouse: Bill
Current Address: * Orem UT  84097
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Number of Children:

4

Grandchildren:

13

Great-grandchildren

4

Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: USAirForce - 20 years
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Travels: We were in Gridley for another reunion in June. We wanted to join the cruise group but the timing couldn't fit our schedule
Memories: We want a picture of classmates at the reunion.  (you can simply find the image (that you wish to keep on your computer) in the "REUNION" section, place your cursor on the image, do a right-click, choose "Save Picture As" and put in the address of where you wish to keep the copy in your computer. If you have trouble doing that, CONTACT ME HERE!) (and Thank You, Bill, for your service)

 

   

 

Allen Dustin

Spouse: Jody Ann
Current Address: * American Fork UT  83004
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Schooling Beyond GUHS:  
Longest-held Career: Fabrication Shop Supervisor at Edwards Air Force Base - NASA (for 35 years) - Neil Armstrong autographed photos for all 3 of my Eagle Scout sons!
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, back-packing. Raising pure-bred Labrador dogs (www.dustbusterkennel.com
Travels: Alaska Cruise (want to go back)
Memories: Appreciated Auto Shop with Don Hills and Ag Shop with Al Shirley as a career shop supervisor. I still have my own metal - machine lathe shop.

 

   

 

Barbara (Earl) McPherson

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Mildred Eason

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