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July 12th, 2015
In September of
1959 I entered Chico State. The Saturday before classes convened I
met Sandra, who 8 months later became my wife. We were married in
the Presbyterian Church on the CSU campus. That was 55 years ago
Our two daughters
were born in Chico.
oldest, lives in Biggs, CA. with three of her four children;
and Izabelle (12).
Joelle and Izabelle were adopted from China. Arielle (24),
her oldest, is married to Christopher, and they have a daughter,
Wynter Rae, who was 1 year old June 29th. They live
in Pollock Pines, east of Sacramento CA.
younger daughter, lives here in Medford, OR, with her son Ryan (25).
graduation from Chico in 1965, I took a position with the University
of California at Davis Education Television Department for a year,
working in the Veterinarian large and small animal surgery, where I
laid out the Computer and Video requirements for the Library, and
the Veterinarian and Human Hospitals, which were built in the early
We then moved to
the Bay Area and worked for Ampex Corporation as a design engineer.
Ampex sent me to Newport News, VA, where I was responsible for the
NASA back-up equipment used in looking for the “Sea of
Tranquility”, which later became the landing site for Neil
Armstrong's Apollo 11 moon landing.
After Ampex, I
joined Microwave Associates as engineering manager, designing
Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA),
which were used in space reconnaissance.
Next, I worked
with Signetics as a technical chip design specialist.
Signetics moved to us Orange County, where we lived
during the 70’s. During our time in Orange County I worked in a
variety of Technical Sales and Marketing positions, Digital
Equipment Corporation (1st
Microdata, General Automation and Honeywell.
In May of 1970
Jesus Christ became Sandra’s, Tina’s, Kelli’s and my Lord and
Savior. We attended Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa for 10 years.
In November 1974,
a team of five (5)
from CCCM went to New Zealand where we taught bible studies and led
evangelistic crusades all on the North Island.
In 1976 we
purchased “Living Water Productions”, a wholesale
distributor of Contemporary Christian Music (Maranatha)
and Christian gift items. This provided many opportunities for
teaching, evangelism, and one-on-one ministry.
In 1980 I made 2
trips to Shanghai, China, at the request of the People's Republic of
China, representing various U.S. computer and electronics companies,
to set an automated assembly line. However, the real purpose was to
open an avenue to smuggle bibles into China, all in support of
Brother Andrew. On the 2nd trip I hand carried more than
1,000 bibles into Shanghai. The following year, Brother Andrew's
teams carried in more than a 1,000,000 bibles, successfully.
In August of 1980
we moved back to Chico, with the express desire to share the Gospel
of Jesus Christ on the CSU campus. From this grew Calvary Chapel of
Chico, which I pastored for four years. During this time I assisted
in the formation of Calvary Chapel of Gridley, and Calvary Chapel of
Oroville. Sam Allen was called in 1984 to be the Senior Pastor of CC
Chico, where he is today, with an active and vibrant body.
In addition to
China and New Zealand, travels have included: Israel, England,
Switzerland, France, Austria, Malaysia, Hong Kong and every state in
the union except Alaska. Some on business, others for pleasure, but
ultimately sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 1980, I walked
with Arthur Blessitt from Virginia Beach, VA to Washington, DC, a
distance of 250 miles, in 13 days, culminating in the “Washington
for Jesus” crusade. Additionally, I participated in crusades
including: Hollywood, Las Vegas, Orange Country, Los Angeles, San
Diego and the Pomona Fair, as an outreach of Trinity Broadcasting
Every Friday night, for over a year, we led witness teams into 1st
street in Santa Ana. This was the center of street-living and
In 1984, we
returned to the Bay Area and the Electronic Industry. From 1984
through 2009, I worked for Digital Equipment (2nd
Tangent Systems, Cadence Design, High Level Design, interHDL,
FasTrack Design, and Tuscany Design Automation. Each of these was
involved with the computer industry or the software “Chip” design
Design Automation, EDA).
Primarily they were start-up companies. Most were successful in
their product niche, which resulted in 6 of 8 being acquired by
larger EDA companies.
In July of 1998 we
move to Medford, Oregon, to be closer to the kids and grandkids.
Tina was in Bend, OR at the time and Kelli was in Medford.
I became the CEO
of Lava Logic (Washington
1999-2002 and traveled a lot.
In July of 2000,
Sandra and I spent the entire month vacationing in Switzerland,
Italy, France and Liechtenstein. This was our 2nd trip to
France and Switzerland. Switzerland and Italy are some of the
friendliest places in Europe.
In 2010, I was the
President & CEO of a multi-functional start-up company named
– A hardware and software solution of an in-vehicle tracking,
monitoring and histogram database, servicing Uninsured Motorists,
User Based Auto Insurance and Alternate Gasoline Tax (ODOT
& State Infrastructure Taxing)
– Tracking livestock in open range, to thwart predators, rustlers
and weather-related loss. LoCattle was also designed for tracking
game preserve animals in Africa.
– Complete all-in-one “Travel Toothbrush”, which included
paste, floss and pick.
funding unsuccessfully, we suspended operations in 2014.
In 2011 I became a
Teaching Assistant in Medford School District’s Special Education
Department. The first two years were in a ‘FOCUS’ classroom (Elementary
4th-6th grades, with 12-15 students plus
teacher and 2
This past year I moved over to Medford North (4
year High School),
creating lesson plans, testing, grading and recording, reporting
student progress, coordinating schedules and reviewing all IEP’s in
support of teacher’s caseload, where I will be again in the Fall.
Currently, I am
attempting to launch a new venture around an Equine product, which I
invented in 2004.
We live on 17
acres in East Medford. We enjoy our Morgan horses, and a very quiet
life-style. I continue to teach in local churches occasionally, and
share the Gospel at every opportunity.
We have been truly
blessed beyond anything that can be expressed in a brief bio. The
knowledge of our eternal relationship with God our heavenly Father,
Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is foremost of these blessing.
Second is a loving wife, a continual inspiration, and our daughters,
5 grand kids and one great granddaughter.
I look forward to
hearing what has taken place in each of your lives, as when it is
May the LORD Jesus
Christ richly bless you! May He open your hearts to the knowledge of
His plan and will for your life. May your joy and fellowship in Him
be complete! God Bless you and your families,
Richard & Sandra
Bosenko, 3857 Pine Top Dr., Medford, Oregon 97504
(541) 944-9800 Cell
for He is not
a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, and we should come
together in judgment.
Neither is there any Daysman between us that might
lay His hand upon us both.
is the believer’s Daysman.)
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no
other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
is our Salvation.)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says
the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future
and a hope.
thinking about you continually – are you thinking about Him?)
Barbara (Boyd) Pelascini
I'm sorry I won't be back in time for
the making it to our 50th... Bob just got tickets to France... but I
may be back in time for the All-School Reunion. Please send my
booklet to our Camarillo address. We only come up to Fairfield to
let Bob check up on our construction company. He doesn't want them
to get the idea that it will operate without him, now that we are
retired. Ha ha.
I sent a picture of us "50 years
later". We met in the fall of 1959 at college. These three little
ones are the reason we are now in Southern
California so much of the time.
Hope you are doing well and I look
forward to getting the booklet and catching up on our classmates.
Date: December 5th, 2008
I will be unable to attend either
time. We will be in California for a family reunion during summer
and was hoping that the 50th reunion was going to be held in a
surrounding town. During these bad economic times we don't feel we
could do either, so I hope that you all have a good time and enjoy
sharing memories of times at GUHS.
Barbara Goldsmith (Crabtree)
August 5th, 2009
Spouse's or Partner's Current Name: _Grove
Your Current Street and Number: *_____________________
Your Current City, State and Zip: _Gridley, CA
Your Current Phone Number:
Your Current E-mail Address:
Number of Children: __2 sons with wives___ Number of
Grandchildren: _4 magnificent ones_____
Number of Great-Grandchildren: _none
What Grade Level, Years in School or Degrees Did You Attain:
_Graduated from Chico State and became a teacher and
administrator in Live Oak for 33 years_______________
In What Careers Were You Involved: ___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
In What Businesses Did You Participate:
In What Cities, States or Countries have you lived: In the
Army I lived in Fort Ord, and in Virginia and in Thailand
but mostly we've lived in Gridley.________________________
What Leisure-time Activities Have You Enjoyed: __Travel,
fishing, scouting, golf, and doing Sudokus every night
trying to keep my brain alive._______________________
To What Parts Of The World Have You Traveled: _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!
can tell Grove is writing this. 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.
Margaret (Haller) Neves
DATE: Spring, 2009
O. K. FIFTY YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE WE
GRADUATED FROM GUHS!!! Did you expect that this is how it
In 1959 we were ready to conquer the world!
Mind and body-here we are world................ and now with so much
experience and practical knowledge, we're still here world!
(Maybe moving at a slower pace.) Events and living this long have
tempered dreams and made us (well, me) more accepting of things the
way they are. Some heads of state are not the kind old "fathers and
grandfathers" with concern for the people of the countries they
"liberate"...... Do you remember when Fidel Castro overthrew the
government; we were excited for Cuba and Mr. Wilcox cautioned us as
to just how this situation might turn out for the people?
History has repeated itself the world over. The USA, with all of its
inequities, is the best place to have lived these past decades.
My own family...... grandparents and parents
are gone; we act in those roles they occupied in our lives.
It's amazing to me that my grandsons don't even recognize me when I
was young! Yes, I do think that I look similar but with many more
wrinkles, sags, and pounds.... but then again parts of me are
certainly more attuned to others' needs and desires which I believe
is a good thing.
Lenore, our older daughter, now lives in
Sammamish, Washington with her husband, Brian and sons. Connor, 9
and Max, 5, are full of energy and keep things lively. Max's "issue"
of sight in just one eye doesn't seem to be a concern to him; you
ought to see that kid hit baseballs without he advantage of depth
perception! I wish that they lived closer to Willows.
Stacey finally received her teaching
credential and even has a job! Her family lives in Chico so we have
been more a part of their lives than the long-distance daughter
(Alaska Airlines has made some money off my flights there). Husband
Dan and her sons, Gage, 13, and Kian, almost 11, keep so busy. The
boys are growing capable of taking care of themselves; I hardly need
to spend Wednesdays with them as I once did. But I like to be
Art will never retire. He is the kind to
keep busy until exhausted.
However, in 2007 we enjoyed a two-week
cruise along the Mexican Riviera, through the Panama Canal, with a
visit to Columbia before returning home.
As I write this I am looking forward to back
surgery in June, hoping that my whole body will follow suit of that
repair and I will feel, if not 50 years younger, at least ten years
more ready for action. I am sorry to have missed the cruise in
April, but am looking forward to a good time with my
classmates in September.
Margaret H. Neves
DATE: September 10th, 2009
Gridley. CA 95948
2-Sons Brian & Kory
Brian is an attorney &
partner in Gridley law firm Harris, Sanford & Hamman, wife
Kristen & 3 children
They live in Chico, CA.
Kory is a Real Estate Broker & partner in Hamman Real
Estate-Gridley, wife Bridget expecting their first child
They live in Chico, CA.
Haley-11 years old
Colton-9 years old
Jake-6 years old
Still Real Estate Broker in Gridley
We enjoy the study of history and visiting Revolutionary
& Civil War sites. I'm a board member of Gridley Museum
and working to preserve our community history. If you
have any old photos of Gridley, I would be interested in
making a copy so they could be displayed in the
Museum. Watching & attending grandchildren's school &
sports activities, just enjoying being Grandparents, we
have all the fun and none of the responsibility. We are
also involved with our sons and their wives in several
businesses we have across the US.
Florence and I have had the opportunity to travel around
much of the US and also to Africa, Australia, Europe,
Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico, New Zealand, several
cruises to the Caribbean, Disney Cruise with
grandchildren and twice rafting the Grand
I still enjoy the great
outdoors namely hunting/fishing trips. Florence always
goes with me, she does not hunt but takes all the
photos. We've gone Caribou hunting/fishing in Alaska,
Duck hunting at our duck club, Elk hunting in
Montana/Wyoming, Quail hunting in Georgia, Alligator
hunting in the Louisiana Bayou & Dove hunting in
Mexico. Since our last class reunion, Florence & I have
been on 4 African Safaris, 2 Safaris to South Africa,
one Safari to Zimbabwe, in May we were in Namibia,
Leopard hunting. We've been charged by elephants, had
stand offs with Rhinos but we've found even at this
age we can move quickly, if we have to, we've had some
very exciting and fun times together.
Date: Summer, '09
attached another picture for the reunion (it can be used for dart
practice). It's a rather large file (had to be to cover my
waistline) so I'm not so sure if it will arrive but here it is.
( I hope that I can get a copy of that image to post on this site...
hint... hint... )
Susan and I will be in Richmond
Virginia until about the end of next March serving as "Office
Missionaries" -- we are involved in the administration of the
Virginia mission for our Church which requires the keeping track of
about 170 missionaries... arranging for housing, transportation and
the logistics of their safety andwell-being. We are enjoying
ourselves immensely and look forward to doing another 23 month
mission just as soon as we return.
Give my best to all and hope to
have many good years ahead.
|BARBARA (MOON) GATELY:
DATE: September 16th, 2009
I've attended two class reunions
and am looking forward to attending our fiftieth with
husband John and La Vaune Spratling Bell! Thanks to all
those who organized it.
After graduation from high school in '59,
I commuted to Yuba College with Judy, Sally, Peggy, LaVaune, Barbara
Spuergon, there were six of us. Some silly wily hung the
name "Dry Creek Girls" on us, I'm not sure why! Although I
enjoyed high school Yuba was different, a little more
freedom, fun, laughs and I should have studied a little
more. I met my husband John Gately at Yuba, married 47
After graduating from Yuba, I went
to work for Pacific Bell in MSVL as a long distance operator
for a year. 1962 John and I married and soon moved to
Sunnyvale which was a major transition for me. John worked
for Gemco and Lucky Stores. The next six years our three
sons were born and we moved out to the Almaden Valley in San
Jose. Stew, Brad and Chris attended SDA Jr. Academy and
loved it. I almost began to call it home then in 1977 we had
the opportunity to move so, Yuba City became home for the
next nine years. John managed King's Market in Live Oak. Our
son's were in a culture shock but they soon adjusted from
city life. They attended SDA Academy in Yuba City and made
new friends, soon country life became good.
we moved to Gridley and John opened "Gately's Country
Store". Now with two sons in college and one in dental
school I went back to school myself. 1987 I began teaching
kindergarten, pre first and art 3rd - 8th at Yuba City SDA
School. Teaching was very rewarding, I taught for seventeen
years and enjoyed it very much.
us farming here in Gridley, it was a challenge and without
the proper equipment next to impossible. My husband is not
afraid to take on a new challenge and we soon learned about
fertilizing, irrigating, pruning and cutting suckers! Our
sons now men have been a big help and encourage us. 1991 we
built our home out here on Losser and this has been home for
the past 17 years. Much has happened to change our lives,
our children grew up and we have taken care of parents for
many years. John's mother lived with us for 15 years. Our
parents are now gone and last year the big void set in, our
children fill that though! We are very proud of our
children, what a blessing they are and of course they also
have busy lives.
I retired from teaching seven years ago
and unexpectedly to become full-time grandmother. I have
kept busy following Madison and Braden from McKinley to
Wilson School teaching art and reading in their classrooms.
I enjoy the taste of the classroom and do miss teaching.
Last year I taught 5th and 3rd grades art at Wilson.
Butte County Library has a Pre-School program on Thursday I
teach and will continue this year, it is all volunteer. I
often see many old friends there with grandchildren.
John retired in 2006 from the store, we now work fulltime
farming always awaiting the harvest. We really can't say we
are retired as we are very busy. Trips, we are planning
several and would really like to see more of the USA. We
took a New England Tour and the DC Tour a few years ago with
500 other teachers. Boston and New York was another world
unlike ours here in Gridley! It certainly brought history to
life. Looks like we have an Alaskan tour in the planning for
us maybe this fall.
My prayers to you all
for best of health and happiness in your lives.
Barbara Moon Gately
Our children: We have
three sons and 4 beautiful grandchildren:
Dr. Stewart (46)
& wife Joan Gately
19 (pre med) Pacific Union College
16 Jr. high school
Bradley Gately 42 Arborist ("Brad's
11 Sixth grade
9 Fourth grade
Christopher Gately 40 Yuba County
Joan (Murschel) Francis:
Date: Summer, '09
I'm sure you don't remember me, but
I (slightly) remember you. I only lived in Gridley between 5th and
8th grades. You and I were two of the speakers at our graduation
from 8th grade. The theme was based on the F. Sinatra song, Young at
Heart. My speech was based on the line, "Fairy tales can come true.
It can happen to you........if you're young at heart". Yours was
based on another line, but I don't remember which one.
I also remember you and your
parents lived behind Max and Eleanor Schohr and we enjoyed many
dinners with your family, the Manuels from Live Oak and us. My
parents were Chet and Lucille Murschel and we lived on Back Biggs
Road (next to Frank Stenzel's place). My grandfather ran the meat
market inside Kilpatrick's grocery stre and my father was also a
I was in Coach Roberts 8th grade
class, don't remember who you had. I considered him one of the
finest teachers I had in all my years of schooling. I heard he
passed away at 90 years of age and I was sorry to hear that.
Frank Stenzel contacted me about
the reunion but we will not be able to attend due to a trip we had
planned. But it sure sounds fun. Can't make it to the All Class
I wish you all a great time.
Joan Francis (Murschel)
Joyce (Newton) May
We will not be able to attend this
time - Steve has had some health problems and has to have time to
re-coupe. Hope everyone has a great time and remembers us - We will
be there next time.
Thanks for all the hard work - Its
wonderful to be brought in remembrance of my good ole days.
It has been too many years. I hope you
and your family are all well. Ginny and I were hoping to be able to
make the reunion, but business and family have made it impossible.
Our daughter is having our first grandchild the end of August and we
will be spending about 4 weeks in Santa Monica with her.
I thought I would use
this letter to provide you with the information you requested.
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Dennis adds that he and Ginny have been married for 46 years and are
strong in their Catholicism. Congratulations, Guys!)
We have two children:
Son - Casey James Ragain; Graduated from University of
Oregon: Works for the Oregon Department of Transportation as a GIS
Analyst. Also volunteer fireman; master diver, ski patrol, etc.
Single and likes it that way.
Daughter - Tiffany Ann Ragain; soon to be mother.
Currently lives in Flagstaff, AZ with the father of the baby with
additional residence in Santa Monica. She is a personal trainer;
pilates instructor, writer, teacher. Marriage is under
consideration. Father is a teacher of meditation and is known around
the world, so they travel a LOT.
My careers and
experiences have been many and varied and one I wish I hadn't had:
US Air Force Officer (1966 - 1972), Accountant, Mortgage Banker,
Community College teacher, Small business owner, Government
Administrator for 12 years (retired) and currently Director of a
Non-Profit educating the general public about moisture and mold.
Take a look at our website @
www.na4mm.org. Sign up (it is free) and go into the site for
lots of info - even a short clip of me teaching a group of people
how to protect their homes. You can also go to
www.hweinc.com to see my other
Ginny and I travel
quite extensively and will continue to do so for as long as the good
Lord allows us. I hope this gives you some information. I look
forward to communicating further.
Date: Early in 2009
I'm a retired Navy Commander (Aviator)
with two children, Don - born in Gridley, and Eric - born in
Honolulu, 2 grand-children with #3 due the last week in April, 2009.
Hobbies include: Fly fishing (next
trip to Canada 9/13 to 9/23 2009), Fly tying, Reading and Art & I
keep busy as a volunteer with the Sacramento County Sheriffs
Travels include: Azores, Bahamas,
Bermuda, Canada, Crete, Eleuthra, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong,
Iceland, Italy, Japan, Libya, Malta, Marshall Islands (Bikini & Kwajalien), Mexico, Midway, Palau, Palma, Philippines, Puerto
Rico, Sardinia, St. Thomas, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,
Vietnam and Wake. I have flown anti-submarine ACD Reconnaissance
missions over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, Black Sea,
Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Bering Sea, East China
Sea, Sea of Japan, Gulf of Tonkin, Philippine Sea, Sea of Okhotsk,
South China Sea, while completing 6,000+ hours of flight time
including 704 hours of combat flight during the Vietnam Conflict.
My wife and I have lived in:
Pensacola and Jacksonville, Florida, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ewa
Beach, Hawaii, Oak Harbor, Washington, Cupertino ad Coronado,
California and finally Fair Oaks.
(Don tells me that
in the family picture found
HERE , we see (from the left Don's wife Elizabeth, their son
Don's 14 year old Josh who has achieved a Black Belt in Kenpo
Karate, their son Eric and his wife Jennifer, who have a 7 month old
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