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40th Reunion Redlands Facts Write Up
Class of '65 keeps the music playing' at 40-year reunion
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REDLANDS Members, spouses and guests of the Redlands High School class of 1965 spent the weekend of Sept. 3, celebrating their 40th reunion. With a theme of 'Keep the Music Playing,' 155 members reconnected and reminisced during the weekend of activities.
The weekend began with a bus tour of scenic and historic areas of Redlands before the official reunion party. Tour narrator and historian Larry Burgess took the group through old and new haunts, while entertaining with his usual wit and knowledge.
Classmates met at Redlands Country Club at 6 p.m. for happy hour and some time to view the displays of memorabilia which included old football programs, newspaper articles, notes from classmates who could not attend, Hobachi (school newspaper) samples and a memorial to class members who had died.
Classmate Gregory Gomez remembered deceased classmates and veterans before conducting a traditional Apache blessing, assisted by his daughter, Dahazi Gomez Williams.
During dinner, Night Life Productions of San Bernardino entertained the crowd with popular 1960s music, which was echoed by the table centerpieces that featured vintage 1960s record album covers nestled in blue and white carnations, lit with votive candles.
Julie Kalman Fuller introduced and thanked reunion committee members Diane Kramer McCalmon, Linda Kooiman Serros, John Hurst and Steve Hauser along with several others who assisted in putting together the festivities.
She passed the mike to the master of ceremonies for the evening, Steve Hauser, who conducted a table competition of high school trivia. During the program, prizes were awarded for such accomplishments as longest married (Sherry Hill and Les Cowan), traveling the farthest (Karen Berkheimer Cross of Hawaii), most unusual place to have lived (Dyanna Cridelich in Katmandu) and most recently retired.
Hauser introduced and recognized two special guests: Billie Daniels, retired RHS drama teacher, and Wes Reed, retired Redlands Junior High band teacher.
To cap the evening, Hauser asked Lenore Legg Will to lead the singing of the alma mater while he accompanied on his guitar.
Sunday morning featured a casual reunion brunch at the Carriage House in Prospect Park catered by Gerrard's Market. It was announced at the brunch that Dyanna Cridelich and Julie Kalman Fuller would coordinate creation of a Redlands High School 1965 Web site that would include event pictures and message boards.
Classmates attending the weekend event included:
Judi Andrews, Linda Arth Wyland, Jonathan Ball, Jim Ballard, Peggy Beauregard, Bobby Bellue, Karen Berkheimer Cross, Rosemary Bemal Albiso, John Biddick, Steve Bisesi and Paula Nunes Bisesi.
Opal Boer Woltjer, Judy Bradley Bancrofi, Joy Brown Carlson, Adrian Cardoza, Ben Castro, Terry Cater, Richard Cazarez, Robert Chavez, Mary Colbert Troop, Barbara Collette Woolwine.
Les Cowen and Sherry Hill Cowen, Rita Cox Elenburg, Sheila Cox Baker, Dyanna Cridelich, Jim Eastwood, Bob Fletcher, Naomi Foremen Miller, Ingrid Forsberg Coopman, Andy Garcia.
Chris Geelan, Marsha Giese Skogsbergh, William Goldie, Gregory Gomez, Edward Grace, Jonathan Hammer, Connie Hart Pearce, Cheryl Hatfield Clark, Steve Hauser, Sharon Hicks Highland.
Dianne Himmerich Johnson, Sheila Hurley Ewin, John Hurst, Diane Jensen Oppold, Gary Jones, Bob Jordan, Barry Fuller and Julie Kalman Fuller, Linda Kooiman Serros, Fether Kovach Slingerland, Diane Kramer McCalmon.
Daniel Landeros, Christie Larsen, Sandy Lawrence Bird, Kris Leek Gerrasimos, Lenore Legg Will, Kathie Lopez-Madrid Ambrosio, Leland Lubinsky, Linda Luetcke Bennecke, Douglas McCarter, Dennis McKee.
Bill Mitcheltree, Steve Moran, Grete Nilson Adamson, Ed O'Brien, Terie Pelton Manning, Bud Perry, Bob Pinney, Unity Pouncey Barry, Ron Price, Martin Ramirez and Frances Nieto Ramirez.
David Regalado, Kathy Robinson Albrecht, Tim Rochford and Carol Drewitz Rochford, Linda Romo Nielsson, Susan Rust Vitale, Sandy Sandeffer Wilson, Linda Showier Munoz, Bonnie Smit McCracken, Jack Smith,.
Nick Souleles, Chuck Sprague, Gary Stegemann, Timothy Taylor, Tim Tucker, Phil Turner, Mary Vroman Elgin, Cathy Walter Klein, Chuck Witham, Ron Wogen, Linda Wolfe, Linda Woltman Burnham and Linda Woods Meyer.
The committee is still trying to locate missing classmates. Those with information on classmates or those who could not attend and wish to obtain a memory book of the weekend may call Diane Kramer McCalmon: 792-6765.
45 REUNION DAI FACTS ARTICLE
Reunion with a surfing theme
Redlands High School Class of 1965 celebrates 45 years
Posted: 11/30/2010 09:40:46 PM PST
Larry Burgess, director of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, gives a talk on Redlands history to members of the Redlands High School Class of 1965 at the Burrage Mansion. (Courtesy Photo)With the theme 'Surf's Up!' 180 members and guests of the Redlands High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 45th reunion weekend this fall.
As class members and guests arrived at the Redlands Country Club, they were greeted by two vintage cars holding surfboards at the entrance.
The mood was relaxed and fun, with men in Hawaiian shirts and women in flowered sundresses or pants outfits.
The highlight of the evening was entertainment by The Tornadoes, a surf band that originated in Redlands in the 1960s. The band everyone dancing from the first song until the last.
Tables were decorated with centerpieces handcrafted by Rita Cox Elenburg of a beach scene with real sand, seashells, a woodie with surfboard on top, palm trees and flowers.
Steve Hauser was master of ceremonies, and kept the group entertained during breaks with various giveaways. The country club served a beach barbecue buffet.
A 50-50 drawing, organized by Linda Luetcke Bennecke and Peggy Beauregard, raised more than $800, with half going to three ticket holders and the other half designated for children's programs at the Burrage Mansion.
The Burrage Mansion is owned by RHS 1965 classmates Tim and Carol Rochford. The day after the Saturday evening reunion, classmates met at the Burrage for a casual brunch and a history talk by Larry Burgess, director of the A.K. Smiley Public Library.
Ellen Timothy, executive director of the Rochford
Foundation, also spoke about the programs offered to local disadvantaged youth at the property. Classmates enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the restored beauty of the home.
The Class of '65 will continue fundraising efforts through its Project Boomerang for Kids as a way of giving support to ongoing programs at Burrage for disadvantaged children in the area.
Chairman Julie Kalman Fuller was assisted by committee members Joy Brown Carlson, Sandy Lawrence Bird, Linda Kooiman Serros, Diane Kramer McCalmon, Steve Hauser, Connie Hart Peace, Bobby Bellue, Linda Luetcke Bennecke, Peggy Beauregard, Barry Fuller, Rita Cox Elenburg and Tim Rochford.
Classmates and guests in attendance were:
David Anderson and wife Bobbie; Linda Arth Wyland and sister Carol Arth Schwab '58; James Ballard and wife Candace; Debbie Banta; Ron Barron; Peggy Beauregard; Bob Bellue and wife Shirley; Steve Bisesi and Paula Nunes Bisesi; Barbara Bristow Dickinson; Jerry Brooks and wife Debi; Joy Brown Carlson; Roger Bruce and Cindy Kohl Bruce; Al Burgess; Art Butler.
Adrian Cardoza and guests Debra and Becky Cardoza; Ben Castro and wife Kathie; Terry Cater; Robert Chavez and guest Paula Hussey; Les Cowen and Sherry Hill Cowen; Dale Cox and wife Patti Gonzales Cox, '66; Rita Cox Elenburg; Dyanna Cridelich; Rick Cruz; Lyndy Davies Zoeckler; Olaf De Koning and wife Linda; Robin Dillon Smith and husband Don; Tim Doss and wife Nancy; Linda Douglas Gerrard.
Jim Eastwood and guest Jacque Alvarado; Frank Fiorello and wife Janice; John Fisher and Ann Poston Fisher; Ingrid Forsberg; Joe Frink and wife Patty; Barry Fuller and Julie Kalman Fuller; Andy Garcia; Ron Garcia and guest Shelley Garth; Chris Geelan and wife Linda; Bill Goldie; Greg Gomez and wife Cathy; Virginia Gomez Saldana; Edward Grace; Becky Grissom Ohle and husband Randy.
Jonathan Hammer and guest Shirley Harbeson; Connie Hart Pearce; Cheryl Hatfield Clark and husband Bill; Peggy Hatfield Neumann and husband Leonard; Steve Hauser and wife Michele Scott Hauser '64, Joan Hess Hernandez and husband Joseph; Sharon Hicks Highland and husband Bob; Bruce Hinckley and wife Debbie; Alan Hooper and wife Phyllis; Sheila Hurley Ewin and husband Ray.
Ihla Jensma Crowley; Linda Kooiman Serros and husband Ed; Diane Kramer McCalmon and husband Bill; Terry Lane; Sandy Lawrence Bird and husband Alex; Kris Leek Gerasimos; Candy Leonard Carl; Kerrill Lewis; Kenneth Lowrance and wife Linda; Linda Luetcke Bennecke and husband Richard; John McElrath and wife Margaret; Dennis McKee and wife Janis; David McLaughlin and wife Diana.
Janis Meyer Fong and brother Gary Meyer '63; Steven Moran; Grete Nilson Adamson; Toni Noble Waggoner and husband Ed; Ed O'Brien and wife Laurel Jensma O'Brien '66; Bill Overstreet; Terie Pelton Manning and husband Bob; Bud Perry and wife Nancy; Janet Polack Niesing and guest Christopher Hayden; Unity Pouncey Barry; Ron Price and wife June; Martin Ramirez and Frances Nieto Ramirez.
Kathy Robinson Albrecht; Tim Rochford and Carol Drewitz Rochford; Linda Romo Neilsson; Sandy Sandeffer Wilson and husband Jim Wilson '64; Connie Shoemaker; Linda Showler Munoz and husband Ray; Bonnie Smit McCracken; Jack Smith; Lester Smith and guest Sue McMahon; Tilden Spencer and wife Nancy Postle Spencer '64; Charles Sprague and wife Carol.
Gary Stegemann and wife Marianne; John Torres and guest Brigitte Meza; Michael Vasquez and wife Dolores; Lucy Villafan Saldana and husband Robert; Mary Vroman Elgin and husband Bruce; Chuck Witham and wife Jane West Witham '66; Lois Whitney Wasson; Linda Wolft Stent; Linda Woltman Burnham-Babcock and husband Dave; Linda Woods Bendemire-Meyer and husband Ken; Jim Young and guests Toni and Ariana Young.
Members of the Tornadoes and their spouses are Gerald Sanders and wife Marilyn, Roly Sanders, Jesse Sanders and wife Rhonda, Ernie Tavizon and wife Norma, Gregg Eckler and wife Taryon and Mike Gooch.