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•   Susan B. Hoyt (Clark)  10/21
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•   Yvonne C. Hudson (Keller)  11/15
•   Paul Drexler  11/16
•   Sammee (Nee Susan) Berlowe (Gammack)  11/18
•   Dayna Mershell (Taylor)  11/22
•   Deanna L. Bagby (Hockett)  11/24
•   Barbara Fox (Warner)  11/24
•   Launa Jeffrey (Gillette)  11/24
•   Dee Unverferth (Fisher)  11/28
•   Claire Heyworth (Towle)  11/30
•   Robert Armantrout (Armantrout)  12/1
•   Bill G. Forgy (Forgy)  12/2
•   Pamela J. Wilson (Reese)  12/3
•   Kaye H. Doddridge  12/4
•   Bill G. Vasquez  12/8
•   Jerry M. Criner  12/9
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If you are a Fullerton High School Alumni, Class of 1964, click on  this "Classmate Profiles" link,  then click on your name to register on the site. Create your profile, and please don't forget to add some recent photos of yourself, your family, children and grandchildren.  It's FREE to join, totally secure & password protected

 

Bill Brown sent this photo of a 1958
Fullerton  Pop Warner Football Team
 
I found an old photo, actually a team picture of a 1958 Fullerton Pop Warner Football Team.  There are 23 7th grader boys in the photo wearing football uniforms and helmets.  I would guess that most of the boys were destined to become members of the class of '64 at FUHS.  I recognized myself and possibly a few other guys but 61 years have dimmed my memory.  The photo is interesting because some of the boys have white athletic training tape on the front of their helmets. This was because the helmets were so poorly made - they had no padding, just two canvas straps that criss-crossed at the top of the head. A very poor design. Therefore the straps would slip and misalign causing the head to make contact with the plastic shell. Not good. This was truly a concussion farm - right there on the playground of Raymond school.
I don't know why they wanted to have the picture taken with our helmets on, it did make it harder to recognize faces and the silly plastic bar across the face doesn't help. Sigh, sorry for the rant but the issue of concussions and post concussion syndrome has 
been very important to me for some time. I think Bob Miller (63) is next to Ronny Romo (72) in the front row. That is probably Bobby Gienapp (51) in the top row. I'm #41, the guy whose head is not screwed on straight. Bob Miller could also be at the right end of the second row. How about those Marine Drill instructor wannabe's who were the coaches? Oh well. Sixty one years later..

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Our Dear Friend and Classmate, Bud Dean lost his wife, Fran, on October 24th, 2019.  Fran had been waiting for a lung transplant when she passed away.  Bud and Fran were married 22 years and had a wonderful life together.  They both had children from previous marriages.  They were members of the Wild West Reenactment Group for 13 years  and performed all over Orange County and surrounding areas.  I remember seeing them at the San Juan Capistrano Swallows Day Parade many years ago.  Bud has remained close to Ed Bell all these years and Ed has been a great support to Bud during this time.
Blessings for peace and comfort to you Bud, and your family from your friends at FUHS.

 

The 55th Reunion Photos can be seen by clicking on the left column entitled "55th Reunion Photos".  There are not very many, but thank you to Nancy Hinrichs and Steve Maurer for contributing the few we have.  If anyone has more photos, please contact me through the "contact us form" and I will let you know how to send them.

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On 10/21/19, I received information from Linda Attane Osgood that Peggy Boone Bailey passed away about 3 years ago from cancer.

 

 

Message from Committee Chariman,
Virginia Robles

The reunion committee want to thank all that came to celebrate being FUHS Indian. We also want express a Big Thanks to all the support given this ‘newby’ Committee by our retired Committee who gave great advice, walked us through solutions of possible problems! THANK YOU! “We are the Indians, the mighty, mighty Indians!” 
 

Well folks, the 55th Reunion is over and it was a tremendous success.  It was smaller than some of our other reunions, but this gave us a chance to really sit down and visit with everyone.  The food was great and the set up was unique.  Our reception/appetizer/bar area was in the middle of the Embassy Suites on the main floor, with our dinner area in a separate room to the left and dancing and photo booth in a separate room to the right. Once again Diana decorated in her usual beautiful style with so many memories to look at and enjoy.  There were a few classmates that attended for the first time since our Graduation.  The DJ played a great selection of music and some danced the night away.  It was nice to have the Bar and Reception in a separate area from the Music, so we could visit without having to shout.

Thank you to Virginia, Mabry, Peggy and Kathy for making our "55th" a very special and memorable one.

 

 

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WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY...... CLASS OF 1964
Most of us have retired now, so tell us what you are doing with your time, hobbies, etc.
Just use the "Contact Us" form
 
  June 5, 2019 - Posted by:  Cris Graves Kilbarger

After almost 55 years, Tracey and I have reconnected thanks to her post about Monarch Butterflies. Raising them has been a hobby of mine for the last three years. This got me to thinking that maybe some you might have similar interests to my other hobbies. I am a docent at the Nixon Library. I love doing this because it gives me a chance to share the history that I lived with our guests. I especially enjoy working with student tour groups. The Library can always use more volunteers for docent duty. If any of you are interested, please contact me at grmacris@aol.com. Docents only commit to 3 four hour shifts per month.
My other hobby is golf Rules. I volunteer for the SCGA and act as a Rules Official at tournaments throughout the year. I have gone to the PGA/USGA three day Rules Workshops seven times.   I also golf but not very well.

May 10, 2019 - Posted by Tracey Hanson Janssen

I am attempting to raise Monarch Butterflies from eggs. 
What an amazing experience.  I tried it once before in 2016 and was a failure. I currently have 8 in the Larva (caterpillar) stage. They can die at any stage and you really don't know if you were successful until a Butterfly emerges from the pupa that hangs from the top of the cage.  The whole process from egg to Monarch Butterfly only takes 4 weeks.  Did you know that only 10% of all Monarch eggs become Butterflies.  These beautiful creatures have so much going against them and need humans to help them survive.  I have learned so much and would be happy to share the information with you.

UPDATE July 7, 2019.......27 new Monarch Butterflies are flying free in Orange County, CA.

 
 

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MAY 9, 2019 LUNCH BUNCH
MORENOS IN ORANGE

Come on Down the 2nd Thursday of each month

 

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Fullerton Recently Spent $4 Million restornig Hillcrest's Fountain and Great Lawn. It is Beautiful! Water is flowing from the fountain again for the first time in 40 years. 

Both were projects originally built for the city by the Works Progress Administration, an agency borne out of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal policy to move out of the Great Depression and get people employed by doing public works projects.

Hillcrest Park has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 


1930's Hillcrest Park Fountain & Great Lawn


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John Jay Clark
November 29, 1946 - February 23, 2019

Today, Dayna (Mershell) Taylor notified me that our friend and classmate, Jay Clark passed away today after a battle with Cancer.  Per Jay's wishes, there will be no Memorial Service.  Jay was a really special person and never without a smile. Rest in Peace, Jay and blessings to your family.

 

   

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Steve Born July 7, 1946 - February 16, 2019

It is with great sadness that we have lost another classmate.  Steve was a strong individual and survived more than his share of health problems in the recent years.  He was on Dialysis for 7 years, then in 2014 he missed our Reunion because he had an unexpected Triple Bypass and finally, a Kidney Transplant in 2017. During those years, he was in and out of hospitals due to many infections.  Toward the end, he was in Acute Care Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, never recovering well enough to come home. Steve and his wife, Pennie, married later in life after their grown children were on their own.  Their favorite vacation was to go on Cruises and they were hoping for one last Cruise after the Transplant.  This never came to pass. Rest in Peace Steve.  God Bless you and your family. You will certainly be missed at the FUHS Monthly Luncheons.

The following is an excerpt from a message that Pennie posted on Facebook:

On Valentine's Day, it was decided to let Steve pass away.  His doctors and I agreed that it is time to let him go. I know that this is the best for him, but it is the worst for me.  He was never going to get better or leave the hospital.  Too many of his systems have been badly compromised and are beyond repair.  He has been struggling to breathe, even with the aid of a respirator at 100% oxygen.  Steve was fully aware that coming home to Hospice Service would limit his time, but he never became stable enough to be transported home. There will not be a Memorial Service.  He will be cremated and taken out to Sea.  He Transitioned at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019

 

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 "New 55th Reunion Committee"
As of October 1, 2018, your new Reunion Committee is as follows:

Virginia (Robles) Pettus

Margaret (Peggy Cunningham) Clampitt
Kathy (Sherrill) Kirlin
Marbry (Ramsey) Nauroth Verga

Cheryl (Crispino) Gill will remain as Treasurer only
Tracey (Hanson) Janssen will remain Webmaster only


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Many thanks to the previous committee for their hard work and dedication to our class for many years:

Diana (Pietrowski) Enright
Diane (Key) Ostreich
Jan (Weaver) Ousdahl

Launa (Jeffrey) Gillette
Cheryl (Crispino) Gill

Tracey (Hanson) Janssen

 

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Thank you to Jerry Criner for the following sad news:

Bob Kauppi March 20, 1946 - September 9, 2018

Robert William Kauppi Obituary

Kauppi, Robert William born March 20, 1946 in Rockville/Vernon, CT, passed away on September 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. The family moved to Fullerton in 1953 when Robert was 7 years old. He attended Raymond, Commonwealth, Wilshire Junior High, Fullerton High School, and Fullerton JC. He was a Realtor for 50 years. Growing up Robert loved surfing, and one of his favorite sayings was, "It is just another day in paradise." Robert was preceded in death by his father, Jerome "Jerry" Kauppi. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Kauppi-Jones; mother, Irene B. Kauppi; brothers, Fredrick Kauppi and Wayne Kauppi; and sister, Patricia DesRoches. The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospice for all of the outstanding care they provided to Robert. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Joseph Hospice, 200 West Center Street Promenade, Suite 200, Anaheim, CA 92805. Services are being held privately by the family. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary
Rest in Peace blonde surfer boy, FUHS class of 1964

 

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2018 "Pow Wow" 
Class of 1964


 

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The "Boys" Nite Out 8/10/2017
L to R: Ron Romo, Terry Amick, Chuck Torrez, Bill Darke,
Steve Maurer, Jeff Layton, Ron Kenny, Bill Bales

 

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LESSON FOR THE DAY......."LEARNING ENGLISH"

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture..
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are animal organs .. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?  How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out , and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

AND...... - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?

 

 

 

February, 2017...........Paula Hunter sent us this awesome photo she took while on a Safari in Africa. She calls the photo "Elephants at the Watering Hole". It was taken in Massai Country at the foot of Kilamanjaro and is stunningly beautiful.

                                      
 

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Hey there Class of 1964.........Do you remember John Goddard?  He was such an amazing and inspirational man who came to our assemblys in the Plummer Auditorium every year, telling us of his latest adventures.  When he was only 15 years old, he listed 127 lifetime goals for himself.   He has passed on now, but if you would like to read more about his interesting life and many achievements, please "click here".

John Goddard

 

 

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Claudia (Schneider) and Jim Looney celebrating their "50th" wedding anniversary. Their son, Chris and his wife Anisha, hosted a fabulous evening of dinner, dancing and lots of memories with family and friends at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.

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Diane (Key) and Wayne Ostreich celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on a cruise to Alaska

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Oct. 2, 2016****Message from Paula Hunter****
I've made a fabulous decision! I've quit most of my freelance clients and have found a company, Fine Art America, through which I can market my photography. I've only posted a tiny portion of my 30 years of photography, and I'd love to share it with you all. Just
"Click Here", then click on images for information. I'd love to know what you think of it! Love to all! Paula


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A Classmate recently suggested that it would be fun to see photos and hear about 25th and 50th wedding anniversary celebrations.  A few have posted their photos on their profiles, but I can also post them here under announcements if you would send them to me.  Let me know if you need help posting smiley

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Scott Haith wrote this article for the
Cowboy Lawyer Newsletter

 

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Message from Steven Goeser:  I am looking for contact information for Chris Knudsen.  If anyone has any information on him, please contact me through this website.

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Message from Virginia Robles:  I would just like to send a BIG THANK YOU to Claudia, for opening up her beautiful home (for the Ladies Friendship Luncheon.)Diana and Launa for organizing such a lovely, fun event. Those who were not able to attend, I'm so sorry.


Another BIG THANK YOU to Cheryl and Ron for the monthly "Lunch Bunch!" Something to look forward to!

Another BIG THANK YOU to Tracey, for the amazing job you do as the 'web master.' A great site!

Finally another BIG THANK YOU to the Class of '64 for being who you are. I am so proud to be your classmate!

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Keep Scrolling Down.....

                There's a lot more

 Click here for the "Trivia Page".
 

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Did you know that a bunch of classmates meet every month for lunch and they are called The "Lunch Bunch".  The class of 1965 also meets there on the same day.  The lunches are a lot of fun and every month someone new shows up. They start at 11:30 every 2nd Thursday of the month. The location is Moreno's in Orange, CA. They have a beautiful patio and there is always lots of room. Hope a lot of you will be joining in the fun. cool

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Take a look at the page titled "Your Memories".  "Click Here" to read the stories that our classmates have sent in.  Please send me your stories using the "Contact Us" tab.  There must be SO MANY more great stories.

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Can you remember what you paid for fast food at McDonalds in the early 1960's?
"Click Here" to see the 1960 McDonalds Menu that Bob Miller found and sent in.

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Other Memories:  Senior Corner, The Bull Rings, Prom, Sock Hops, Hillside Drive-In, Hillcrest Park, The Teen Center, Fox Theater, The Turntable, Harrington Lumber Company, "La Chiquita" Boege & Bean, Harris Drug Store, The Pillowry, Pow Wow Parade, Pep Rallies, Spadra, Harvard, Drivers' Ed, Drive-In Movies, The Bean Hut, Fullerton Bowl, The Underground Bookstore, Moore's Ice Cream, Judy Lynn Bakery, Balboa Island (how could we ever forget 15th Street)

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$$$$  1962 Prices Compared With Now 
Click Here to View Them

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Bob Miller has sent us this great link of 4,500 songs and videos from our youth....
Click on the link below to listen

http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#

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More Memories........Thanks to Virginia Robles
for sending this great YouTube Video

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Try as we might
Happy as we were,
We can't go back
So go forward
but keep in touch once in awhile. :))  Tracey


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 Take a peek at the "Classmate Connections" page. This page is all about connections with classmates since high school.  I encourage you to please send me photos and/or stories of classmates that you have connected with over the last 50 years. 

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"GOING FORWARD"

Thanks to the generous donations received from our Classmates listed below, we will be able to enjoy this website, dedicated to the FUHS Class of 1964 only, through the year 2022..  Thank you to all!


 

"DONATIONS"

Thank You to these classmates for their
generous gifts:

Ernie Manuel
Paula Hunter
Jan (Weaver) Ousdahl
Tracey (Hanson) Janssen
Cheryl (Crispino) Gill
Diana (Pietrowski) Enright
Dennis & Phyllis Wells
Susan (Crawford) Blackburn
Sally (Crawford) Rossiter
Ron Romo
John Snow (2 gifts)
The "Kids" From Yorba Linda
Richard  "Dick" Tedesco
John Snell
Chris Daniel
Len Renick
RJ Smith
Dennis Reed
Richard Brubaker
Denise Luse

 

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Elementary and Jr. High Photo Page

"Click Here"

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Check out the "Guys Page"
Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Welcome
     "Click Here"

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PLEASE SEND YOUR PICS
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Mack Woolley is the only
classmate that we know of that died in Vietnam.  
Please "Click Here" to go to the "Memory Page",
click on Mack's name and read all the
wonderful comments about him.
Click on the Orange County Register article below: 


Fullerton Class of '64 gives military burial vet deserved
 


 

By the way........once you have signed in, you have the option of sending an email or message to a classmate directly from their profiles.  You can also post comments on their profiles and leave rememberances of our departed classmates on the Memory Page

 


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Willie Ugh says:  "Do you remember these words"?

 

 FUHS ALMA MATER

Written by Lilah Esmay in 1912

 

 

We are proud of all thy prowess, Fullerton,

And we thy colors bravely bear.

We will be thy loyal subjects ever;

Joy and grief we alike will with thee share.

 

 

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