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El Capitan High School
Class of 1964


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Gail Ahlwardt Shea

Deceased
1988

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Tribute submitted by Ruth , 2013-12-04

Gail was a delightful person. Loved to dance and express joy. She had such a good sense of humor and was so fun to be with. Was proud to call her my friend.

 

Tribute submitted by Bea , 2015-03-06

I didn\'t go to El Capitan High School but attended Santee School with
Gail from the first day of first grade through seventh and she was my
best friend. Not only was I new to the school, I was new to the
country, a lost little girl from the Netherlands,but she took my hand
and we were best friends from then on. She was always looked up to
throughout grade school as fair, wise, honest, kind, giving, loving,
and sweet. After I changed schools, her parents discouraged our
continued friendship which broke our hearts, but in the age before
cell phones, internet, etc. what were two 13 year old girls who lived
miles apart going to do? She moved far away, as did I, but she has
always been in my heart.

 

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Sarah Ayala

Deceased

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Jeannie Balance Perkins

Deceased
2012-04-03
Spouse: Marvin
 

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Tribute submitted by Penny Howard Echols , 2013-04-19

Lynn was my best friend for many years. After high school we lost contact but I never quit trying to find her. She was one of the most important persons to me while growing up. I still love her dearly and was very saddened to hear of her passing. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

 

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James Barnes

Deceased
circa 1965

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Tribute submitted by Chris Egerer, 2004-00-00

I knew Jim Barnes from Lakeside Junior High School. His aunt and uncle were neighbors of mine, and I would see him frequently at their house.

I believe Jim died by drowning in a river while on a camping trip.

Jim Barnes and Phil Conrad were cousins. The loss of them both was a terrific blow to the family.

Chris (Egerer) Senko

 

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William Barry

Deceased
07/30/99

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Nancy Beckwith

Deceased

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Tribute submitted by Barbara Wright Bates , 2014-09-17

I met Nancy in second grade at Chollas View Elementary in San Diego. We lived several blocks away from each other, but we walked part of the way home together everyday. I have a fond memory of \"mud skating\" It was a rainy day but we had raincoats and red rubber boots. Our path included about three blocks of off road terrain which on this particular day had top layer of slippery gushy mud . We would run a few steps then slide. What fun! Our boots were a mess, but we never fell and we loved \"skating.\" I think Nancy moved away the next year. I remember her as a friendly, kind and fun loving little girl who enjoyed singing. My family returned to California in 1962 and one of the first people I met at El Cap was Nancy. We didn\'t have any classes together and sadly didn\'t reconnect for more \"mud\" fun. Happy Trails to you Nancy.

 

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Henry Behl Jr.

Deceased
1992-03-16

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Chuck Bixby

Deceased
02/12/2016
Spouse: Pat
 

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Tribute submitted by Michael Arnke , 2017-07-25

Although I only knew Chuck a very short time playing football. I knew him as a great man. Seeing him for the last time at Jamacha Junction get together. His memory willl lay in my heart
Michael Arnke
God bless his family

 

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Sharlotte Calamia Brewer

Deceased
06/07/16
Spouse: Richard
 

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Biographies:

1984

Since our last 10 year reunion, I have been married to my husband, Dick, for almost 9 years. We have three children, Lisa 18, who just graduated from El Capitan in June, Tim 16, who will be a junior this fall, and David 16, who also will be a junior this fall at El Capitan. One of our favorite hobbies is to water ski and jet ski. We have a trailer on the Colorado rive at Martinez lake, 30 miles outside of Yuma Arizona. We have a jet boat and two jet skis which we really use quite often. We really enjoy these “toys” as a family and go to the river on our summer vacations. My life has been very complete these last 10 years. Working on the 20 year reunion with Coy Owens has not been one of my highlights in life. I look forward to seeing all of you at the reunion.

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Arlette Coleman

Deceased
2004-04-01

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Tribute submitted by Bart Coleman, 2004-10-01

My name is Bart Coleman, brother to Arlette Coleman. Unfortunatly my sister will not be attending the reunion in October. We lost Arlette to cancer in April of 2004. Arlette had been fighting cancer for many years,

I'm sure that she would have loved to been there and "whooped it up" with all of her old friends. If anyone wishes to extend their condolances, please have them give a donation to cancer research. I'm sure that the reunion will be a real "barnburner" knowing the few other members of the class!!

Best Regards
Bart Coleman

"Go Vaqueros"

 

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Phillip Conrad

Deceased
circa 1965

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Tribute submitted by Chris Senko, 2004-01-01

I knew Phil Conrad from Lakeside Junior High School. His aunt and uncle were neighbors of mine, and I would see him frequently at their house.

Sadly, Phil took his own life.

Jim Barnes and Phil Conrad were cousins. The loss of them both was a terrific blow to the family.

Chris (Egerer) Senko

 

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Ken Cook

Deceased

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John Curo

Deceased
05/28/95

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Margaret Davis Stevens

Deceased
2009-03-21

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Ray De La Hunt

Deceased
09/02/00

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Tribute submitted by Bill Papenhausen, 2004-01-01

Ray Delahunt grew up in Lakeside, went to Lakeside Jr. High then El Cap. Ray was the kind of kid that everyone picked on. After graduating from El Cap I didnt hear of Ray until the 10 year reunion committee was formed. Ray was very much a part of the 10 and 20 year committee.

Ray was very involed in his church and his business. Ray was killed accidently when he went into the back of the church doing some electrical work and touched a wire that he thought was off and it wasnt.

I am getting this second hand, but I believe we need to tell what we know about our friends so everyone can share, and Ray became a friend.

Bill Papenhausen

 

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Biographies:

1984


The summer following graduation, I worked at Yellowstone National Park be£or spending a year at Grossmont Co'llege. I then worked as a service station maintainnace mechanic in San Diego. In 1969 I moved to Bellflower, California to attend the Missionary Baptist Institute where I received my BTH in 1974 and pastored in San Fernando, California for one year. After graduation from CMBI in 1974 my wife of 13 years and I returned to San Diego where we still reside. By choice, we have no children. We own a condo and we love to travel in our spare time. We have been to Central Mexico, Hawaii, and eight European countries as well as regular trips to San Francisco and Yosemite. I still play tennis when I have the time. I am an electrical contractor, service station maintainance contractor, and service station building contractor. lam co-owner of J.F Keaveny Inc., which my partner and I purchased in 1981. I also am assistant Pastor of San Diego First Missionary Baptist Church in La Mesa, CA.. This year has been very rewarding for me working on the reunion committee and hope all will enjoy our reunion together.

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Bill Estavillo

Deceased
2007-11-16
Spouse: Victoria
 

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Tribute submitted by , 2013-04-07

ESTAVILLO, WILLIAM Longtime San Diego resident Will Estavillo, 61, died peacefully November 16, 2007 in Bisbee, AZ after a two year battle with cancer. Born in Paris, January 9, 1946, Estavillo grew up in S.D., graduating from El Capitan H.S. in 1964, and from San Diego State University in 1970 in geology. Will was Chairman of Mineralogy at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco in the 1970s. Returning in 1979 to San Diego, Estavillo did independent mineral consulting. He graduated from the La Jolla School of Advertising in 1985. In 1986, he became Chairman of Mineralogy at the San Diego Natural History Museum where he co-designed the Scripps Mineral Hall. Author of California Gems and Minerals, he was a member of Who\'s Who in the American West. Will married Victoria Larriva in 1987, moving to Prescott and Tucson, Arizona in 1993. He taught classes in mineralogy for Yavapai College, San Diego State, the Museum, and Elderhostel. Will and Victoria owned Inspirations from Nature shop in Tucson and the Bisbee Nature Shop. He is predeceased by his sisters Evelyn and Linda, and survived by his wife Victoria of Bisbee, parents Robert and Paulette Estavillo of Santee, brother Bob (Tammy), nieces Paulette, Linda, Roberta, Heather and nephew George. Will was buried in Bisbee, November 24, 2007. You can make donations in his memory to the S.D. Natural History Museum.Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in U-T San Diego on December 2, 2007

 

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John Fassel

Deceased
1999-11-26

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Roberta Fowler

Deceased

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Calvin Gilroy

Deceased
2007-10-25

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Stephen Graham

Deceased
2014-03-16
Spouse: Kathy
 

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Biographies:

1984

Spent four years in the Air Force and two of those years over seas. Married wife, Kathy, and I now have a business partnership with my brother in Perfection Peanut Popcorn Supply in Chula Vista.

2004

After serving in the Air Force right out of High School I went to work with my family in Perfection Peanut and Popcorn Supply Company, which later my brother and I became partners in after my parents retired. I married my wife Kathryn in 1975 and will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary this year. I took a short retirement in 1999 so Kathryn and I could do some traveling. It gave us the great opportunity to visit Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Cabribbean Islands. This last year I started back to work part time and my brother and I are trying to restore the Model A we've had stored! I look forward to seeing everyone in October!

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Ruth Griffis Potter

Deceased
2/10/2007

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Tribute submitted by Alan Maxwell, 2014-06-14

I graduated in 1965 and knew Ruth as Chuck Potter\'s girlfriend. I
remember her as a sweet girl who was kind and unpretentious. We danced
regularly at Chetlea Hall while Chuck played the saxaphone in the band
Little Joe Horton and the Mustangs. She is remembered fondly. RIP
Ruth.

 

Tribute submitted by De Clercq Melissa (Potter), 2015-07-31

I am my mom\'s oldest daughter, Melissa (Potter) De Clercq. My mother,
Ruth, Nick name, GG (dubbed GG, bc she was a Greedy Grandma!!). My mom
ALWAYS HAD TO BE THE ONLY ONE TO BABYSIT MY DAUGHTER, BRITTANY MARIE).
My husband and I had SO many friends that wanted to babysit, BUT MY
MOOM WAS \"GREEDY\"!!! Hence the name of GG, instead of grandma. My
mom and dad, Chuck Potter raised 5 children. Potters are known for BIG
families!! My mom was my best friend. It has been over 8 yrs since we
lost her, BUT IF YOU COULD ONLY HEAR THE MANY FUNNY STORIES ABOUT
HER!!! Still miss her dearly!! And how BEAUTIFUL she was!! My parents
divorced after 17 yrs, but were still great friends. I also need to
let everyone know that my daddy, Chuck Potter, also passed away on
July 1st, 2014. He was an amazing man!! And such a dork!!! My
Goodness, how funny he was. As you probably know, my daddy was in the
band Little Joe And The Mustangs. He played the saxophone (which I
still have). My daughter is due to have what would be their 1st great
grandchild, in mid December. I need to update my daddy\'s status to
deceased, but don\'t know how to do it. If someone could update his
status, I would appreciate it. He passed July 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm.
Which is so strange, bc my bday is 8-7-1966. 8:07 pm.... And, another
thing that is cool, is that my hubby and I collect Mustangs (lil Joe &
Mustangs). I was holding both my mama and daddy\'s hands when the
passed. That was special to me. My parents were SO COOL!!! And, let me
say, that the Potter personalities have been passed down!! Please
never forget my parents. They were WONDERFUL people!! As my daddy
would say, \"good folk, good folk\".

 

Tribute submitted by Chris (Egerer) Senko, 2015-07-31

******************************************************************************************************** A Note to Ruth\'s daughter, Melissa: I didn\'t catch your email address, so I hope you check back and find this. I posted your tribute to your Mom and Dad, and then I also posted it on our class facebook page, ElCap SixtyFour https://www.facebook.com/elcap.sixtyfour . Others of our class have posted some messages to you. We\'re all very sorry for your losses. I remember Ruth as being a truly sweet girl.

 

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Louis Guidette Jr.

Deceased
2006-01-13

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Joe Hall

Deceased
04/26/2012
Spouse: Linda
 

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Tribute submitted by Appeared in SD Union on May 1,, 2012-05-04

HALL, JOE BILL May 1, 1946 to April 26, 2012 On April 26, 2012, Joe Bill Hall, son of Marshall Edgar and Mildred Louise Hall passed away at Kaiser Hospital. Joe was born in Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Mo. on May 1, 1946. He spent his first 8 years on a farm in North West Missouri. In 1954, his family moved to Santee, CA. He attended Santee Elementary and Jr. High School and graduated from El Capitan High School in l964. After high school, he joined the U. S. Navy serving in the Far East, and Vietnam. On August 26, 1967, he married Linda Malzer at the Santee United Methodist Church, and they lived in Hawaii while he was stationed there before he was discharged in 1968. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Linda Hall, his three children, Stacy Smith, Travis Hall and Tonya Evans and his six grandchildren - Zackery, Madison, Makayla, Luke, Bridgett, and Brandon. He is also survived by his brother, Rev. James E. Hall of Hemet. After returning from the Navy, Joe went to work as a butcher in supermarkets and in time had his own butcher shop in Fletcher Hills. In 1987, he went to work for the California State Prison system teaching meat cutting to prisoners. He worked at the Donovan State Prison at Otay Mesa for 22 years also teaching the \"Dare\" Program and many other classes. He loved his work at the prison and took great pride in helping to rehabilitate the inmates that he worked with. He retired in 2009. Joe loved his family and many friends and enjoyed a lively discussion any time. A memorial service will be held for him at the Santee United Methodist Church, 8964 Magnolia Ave., Santee, CA. at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5th.

 

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Raymond Hem

Deceased
2009-07-07
Spouse: Sandra
 

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Delbert Henderson Jr.

Deceased
07/01/69

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Ray Homesley

Deceased
07/19/10
Spouse: Sue Vogel
 

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Tribute submitted by , 2013-04-07

Ray Robert Homesley was born at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, CA. He was the son of CHP officer, Jared Homesley, and EI Cajon school teacher, Roberta Homesley. Ray was raised in both El Cajon and Alpine. He spent many days hiking and adventuring in the Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains as a child, while acquiring a vast collection of arrowheads and other Indian artifacts, things he cherished his entire life. He was a four-year varsity letterman in baseball and a three-year varsity letterman in football at EI Capitan High School. He attained all-CIF San Diego Section honors in both sports and holds the second lowest ERA ever for a pitcher in San Diego County history to this very day, only behind fellow San Diegan and ex-Padre/Red Sox pitcher, David Wells. He was Athlete of the Year in 1964 and later placed in the EI Capitan Hall of Fame. Ray received a full football scholarship to the University of Arizona where he was a four-year varsity letterman and received the Jim Ewing Scholarship Award, the University of Arizona\'s top football award.
Shortly after graduating high school, Ray married his high school sweetheart, Susan Vogel. Ray graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biology. After graduation, he began his teaching career in San Diego City Schools and eventually began training to become a bodybuilder. He won the Mr. San Diego Physique title in 1977 after only five years of training, and later placed second in the Mr. Southern California contest. He moved to Venice Beach to further pursue bodybuilding and in 1979, his first of three sons was born. In the few years he was in Los Angeles, Ray played \"The Incredible Hulk\" for Universal Studios, doing four live tours throughout Central and South America. Ray was involved in various commercials over the years for Nissan, Toyota, Budweiser, British Airways, and Moosehead Beer. He was also in some movie rolls and one episode of \"Three\'s Company\", and in 1980, his second son was born.
Upon finishing his last tour with Universal Studios, Ray returned to Ramona in 1981 to raise his family. He proceeded to work construction for the next nine years. In 1987, his youngest son was born. In 1990, he purchased a new Maytag Coin Laundromat that he owned and operated for the next thirteen years.
Ray was passionate about history, hiking, and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. He was a lifelong Chevy hot rod and drag race enthusiast, owning and building all of his own cars. His favorite music was that of \"The Doors\". He had extensive collections of rare succulent plants, antiques (stoneware, tins, bottles and porcelain signs), and firearms. Ray enjoyed watching westerns, particularly characters such as John Wayne, Gabby Hayes, and Gene Autry. He was always at his sons\' sporting events (all three athletes of Ramona High School) and loved his children dearly. Like the Old West, Ray had a deeply instilled and firm sense of justice, and always strived to teach the moral greater good.
Ray is survived by Susan Homesley, his wife of 44 years; and their three children, Robert 31, Jason 29, and Tyler 23.
He passed away of natural causes in his Rolando Park home. At Ray\'s request, services will include immediate family members only.
May God rest his soul

 

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Biographies:

1984

I attended Unjiversity of Arizona on a Football Scholarship. Graduated in ’68 with a B.S. Taught 10 years in San Diego City Schools, then left teaching in 1978. Won Mr. San Diego Physique Title in 1977 after beginning bodybuilding in 1972. Most importantly, after 13 years of marriage, Susan and I had our first of two boys in 1979. They were definitely worth the wait! In 1980 while living in the L.A. area, I had a small part in a movie called “Holy Moses.” This led to stunt work for “The Incredible Hulk” at Universal Studios and also 4 trips to South America as “The Hulk”. I’ve done quite a few national T.V. commercials since 1980, some T.V. work including a small part on “Three’s Co.”, and several other Theatrical Jobs. I supplement this work with substitute teaching in the Grossmont District.




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Carol Hon Makela

Deceased
2009-03-24

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Tribute submitted by Stephen Hon, 2013-11-23

Susan Hathaway
September 18, 1945 to March 24, 2009.
Susan was born Carol Sue Hon in San Diego. She graduated from El Capitan High School in 1964 and attended Grossmont College and San Diego State University.

Susan lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for several years, eventually returning to San Diego. She had many interests and hobbies, including hiking, calligraphy, painting, and writing. She enjoyed visiting Balboa Park, especially the Zoo, and walking along the Embarcadero. She became a master of the public transit system. She also liked to travel to visit friends and relatives.

Susan worked for nine years at The Home of Guiding Hands as a caregiver. She was known for her nurturing and generous spirit among co-workers, friends and family.

 

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Margie Hufford

Deceased
2003-08-01

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Otis Hurley III

Deceased
1978-09-01

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Catherine Hyde

Deceased

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Barbara Jacobs Underwood

Deceased
09/08/2011
Spouse: Edward
 

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Tribute submitted by From The San Diego Union, 2011-09-13

UNDERWOOD, BARBARA LYNN July 19, 1947 to September 8, 2011 Barbara Underwood was a native San Diegan born July 19, 1947. She passed away on September 8, 2011 after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer. She attended SDSU, received an BS and MA in Management / Finance / Personnel from the University of Redlands. Her professional career began at the City of La Mesa as a clerk typist and rose to the position of Administration Analyst and Assistant to the City Manager. In 1987 to accept the position of Director of Administrative Services/Assistant City Manager and Treasurer of the newly organized City of Solana Beach where she stayed until 1996. She finished her career at the City of Vista where she was Director of Finance / City Treasurer. Barbara was, like so many women of her generation, a pioneer. She was the first female in San Diego County to become the Certified Purchasing Manager for the City of La Mesa, she was one of the first women in the county to be appointed Assistant City Manager, Director of Finance, and City Treasurer. Finally, she helped to open doors for and mentor young women entering city government. Above all, Barbara was a friend to all and never knew a stranger. With beautiful eyes and a smile that filled a room, this lovely lady enjoyed an array of professional and personal friends who loved and cared for her as she did for them. She was one of those rare individuals who never failed to acknowledge a friend's illness, birthday, anniversary. She maintained and nurtured friends from her elementary school years to the infusion nurses in the last days of her life - people loved Barbara! In June of 1994, Barbara married Ed Underwood after a long friendship and a short romance. Both enjoyed traveling - Europe, the United States and Canada. Barb and Ed were devotees of the Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park and long walks in late afternoon. Barb was a "huge" fan of the San Diego Padres. Her love of baseball started when she as a very little girl listening on the radio to the old Pacific Coast Padres with her beloved grandpa Ehrlich. That love for the game stayed with her for the rest of her life. Barbara enriched and endeared everyone she met along her life's journey and that love is returned by her many friends and family. She fought her disease with courage, strength and dignity. She is survived by her husband Ed Underwood, her father Cecil (Jake) Jacobs, her son Philip Castleberry, her niece Angje Jacobs, and her brother David Jacobs. Services are to be held at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary on September 16th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Barbara would request that you make a donation to one of the National Ovarian Cancer Research groups.

 

Tribute submitted by Lou DeDoes, 2013-04-29

Dear Barb....my dearest friend since we were nine and ten years old...what can one say....I watched your battle....it was a long and terrible journey but you never gave up hope or lost your smile or sense of humor. I don\'t think there is a word for your courage....for brave doesn\'t begin to cover the tenacity of your battle. The moment that the power went off in San Diego is the moment that your soul left this earth. A dear friend is a difficult, precious thing to lose....you are very, very missed my dear friend.....think of you always...your old buddy...Lou deDoes...

 

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Doris Jorgensen

Deceased
2009-01-03

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Lloyd Marquis

Deceased
2007-05-25

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Gloria Newman

Deceased

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Biographies:

1984

I am a buyer for General Dynamics Electronics, located in the Kearney Mesa area. I am buying passive components and working on moving into the management arena.

I was divorced in 1978 (after 15 years) and went back to my maiden name of Newman. I have one child, a daughter named Michele Ray (Vicki Ray is her aunt) and she has been living on her own since January 1983.

I am attending National University and working on my BBA.

I have always lived in the San Diego area except for a short sojourn from Feb through Oct 1983, at which time I became office manager for a psychologist located in Lorna Linda. r bought a home in Yucaipa, Calif. which is a few miles southeast of San Bernadino. I didn't enjoy my job or the area so I came back to San Diego and GDE as a buyer. I enjoy my job, the people I work for and with and I'm comfortable with my responsibilities.

I currently live in Lakeside in my mobile home on some property my folks own.

1 Bio(s) posted.


Craig Nielsen

Deceased
01/13/04

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Tribute submitted by San Diego Evening Tribune, 2004-01-15

Fire Captain Craig Nielsen, 57, passed away unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 while recovering from recent surgery. He was born in Globe, Arizona. Craig spent 4 years in the Air Force as an electronics expert. Fire Captain Nielsen joined the San Diego Fire Dept. in 1974. He was promoted to Captain in 1989 and spent several years in the Fire Communications Center where he provided considerable technical assistance during the transition to the current computer aided dispatch system. His last assignment was Station #34 Operations "A" Division. He is survived by his wife Lesley, whom he cherished, adult children Derek and Heather, sisters Jo Coyne and Terry Hrikian, brother David Nielsen. Craig enjoyed spending time at his cabin near Lone Pine. He loved golf and was a member of the Men ' s Club at Mission Trails Golf course. Some of his happiest times were spent with "The Boys" at the golfcourse.


Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune from 2/5/2004 - 2/10/2004.

 

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Coy Owens

Deceased
Feb 1997
Spouse: Coleen
 

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Tributes:

Tribute submitted by Bill Papenhausen, 2004-10-01

I first met Coy Owens in the 7th grade at Lakeside Jur. High, then later in high schools, then not until it was time to work on the 10 year reunion for El Cap. Then our friendship with he and Colleen became closer. You could not find a kinder, friendlier person. Coy was the kind of person who could find something good out of everything and would try to lighten your load by showing you the good things instead of the bad. Coy was a person who loved to wear western clothes. Coy had cowboy boot in every color and make, his closet was full of boots.

Coy was a down to earth person who I have thought about often since he left us. It was evident how much he was thought of by the number of people who showed up for his memorial in Lakeside.

Coy thanks for the good times we all had together and we all miss you.

Bill Papenhausen Mary Jane Papenhausen and friends

 

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Biographies:

1984

Coleen and I are still married with two children who keep us in touch with reality. Our daughter Cristi is 10 going on 15, and our son Coy is 8 with the destruction capabilities of four boys his age.

Not much has changed for us these past years except for the number of wrinkles. I'm still teaching and coaching at Granite Hills High School. I love my profession and have shared my classes with a few students whose parents graduated way back in 1964 from El Cap. I'm in charge of the boys and girls physical education departments at Granite Hills, which has been very enjoyable. I have also been fortunate enough to coach varsity football, varsity wrestling, and girls varsity volleyball. While teaching, I returned to college and received my Masters degree in Psychology in 1975, and as yet have not taught a single class in that area.

Working on the 20 year reunion committee this past year has been quite enjoyable (except with Sharlotte and Mary Jane). I'm looking forward to seeing so many of you and hope we will all share in a very fond experience. I hope this reunion goes well and it if doesn't it's all Bill, Mary Jane, Sharlotte and Chuck's fault along with others.

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Sandra Patience

Deceased
2012-03-03

2 photo(s) posted.

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Biographies:

2004

Dear Classmates:

Trying to write a biography on myself is more difficult than either of the books I am working on. I am very sorry I am not able to join the Class of '64 in the celebration of 40 years. It truly does not seem to have been that long.

I have failed to keep in touch with anyone, so I doubt anyone really remembers me. I moved from California to Louisana in 1990. It's a long story. Once I got used to it, well, I guess I'll survive. I have made it this far.

I have two children, both girls, married and with children. The joy of my life is my four grandsons and one granddaughter.

While still in California I worked as a Medical OfficeManager. When I moved to Louisiana I went to work for the State of Louisiana. I am currently retired due to disabillity. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease back in 1993. Now you know why I can not join the celebration.

Everyone have a wonderful time.

God Bless you all,
Sandra Patience
Class of '64
El Capitan High School

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Charles Potter

Deceased
2014-07-01

1 photo(s) posted.

Tributes:

Tribute submitted by De Clercq Melissa (Potter), 2015-07-31

I am my mom\'s oldest daughter, Melissa (Potter) De Clercq. My mother,
Ruth, Nick name, GG (dubbed GG, bc she was a Greedy Grandma!!). My mom
ALWAYS HAD TO BE THE ONLY ONE TO BABYSIT MY DAUGHTER, BRITTANY MARIE).
My husband and I had SO many friends that wanted to babysit, BUT MY
MOOM WAS \"GREEDY\"!!! Hence the name of GG, instead of grandma. My
mom and dad, Chuck Potter raised 5 children. Potters are known for BIG
families!! My mom was my best friend. It has been over 8 yrs since we
lost her, BUT IF YOU COULD ONLY HEAR THE MANY FUNNY STORIES ABOUT
HER!!! Still miss her dearly!! And how BEAUTIFUL she was!! My parents
divorced after 17 yrs, but were still great friends. I also need to
let everyone know that my daddy, Chuck Potter, also passed away on
July 1st, 2014. He was an amazing man!! And such a dork!!! My
Goodness, how funny he was. As you probably know, my daddy was in the
band Little Joe And The Mustangs. He played the saxophone (which I
still have). My daughter is due to have what would be their 1st great
grandchild, in mid December. I need to update my daddy\'s status to
deceased, but don\'t know how to do it. If someone could update his
status, I would appreciate it. He passed July 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm.
Which is so strange, bc my bday is 8-7-1966. 8:07 pm.... And, another
thing that is cool, is that my hubby and I collect Mustangs (lil Joe &
Mustangs). I was holding both my mama and daddy\'s hands when the
passed. That was special to me. My parents were SO COOL!!! And, let me
say, that the Potter personalities have been passed down!! Please
never forget my parents. They were WONDERFUL people!! As my daddy
would say, \"good folk, good folk\".

 

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Vicki Ray

Deceased

1 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


William Riding

Deceased
1994-04-28

2 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


Kenneth Ries

Deceased
2002-10-08

No Photos posted.

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David Saska

Deceased
2014-07-21
Spouse: Sandy
 

3 photo(s) posted.

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Tribute submitted by Michael Arnke , 2017-07-25

I was fortunate to have et Dave playing football at ElCap. I was so privleged to have met Dave. I last saw him when I stopped by to see hm in a recovery hospital on Anza in El Cajon. A short time later, he was gone. When I hear of a fellow student has fallen it breaks my heart. Realizing life is so precious. God bless Dave and his surviving family
Michael Arnke

 

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Biographies:

2004

I was going to quote the "Dead" describing my life and say "what a long,strange,trip its been." That's not entirely accurate because for whatever reason God has blessed me with a very pleasant ride down lifes river.Credit my Mom, who taught all us kids that a beneficent world would supply us all without shortage, and credit my older brother who taught me that the proper posture to learn was with my eyes and ears open and my mouth shut.El Cap gave me friends honest enough to share their own similar fears at growing up and making a place in the world.That was a great help to a teenager.Our teachers suffered from being human, just like us. Some supplied us our dreams, some taught us our subjects and some gave us our first taste of public humiliation.It was in sports that I learned the lessons that served me best in life and business.I learned to train to get better. I learned to work with my teamates toward a common goal and,lucky for us,we were successful in attaining most of our goals. And,finally,the thing I learned which served me best in my life-a champion is simply a person who gets up 1 more time than he gets knocked down.Pursuing athletics I donated 1 knee to Grossmont JC and the other to the Univ. of Oregon. Since I tore the ACL completely in two at Oregon and a surgical repair was not available then, my Orthopedist said go and play no more.That same knee injury prevented me from joining my classmates "in country". This lead to my Surfing safari days, cruising from Swamis' south looking for a good reef break.Where did the time to do that go? I went to work at Chucks Steak House in La Jolla, cutting steaks and working as a broiler man when the "young crowd" steak houses were the place to be.I met my wife Sandy in La Jolla and we'll be married 30 yrs. this year.Next, I worked as the original cook at the original Brigantine on Shelter Island. Not having enough space on the char-broiler for both beef-steaks and fish, I started cooking the fish in pie pans in the oven. Now,you know the origin of the original Brig' method of cooking fish.Trivial pursuit, anyone? In 1972 I returned to my familys' restaurant Saskas' in Mission Beach, and ran that for 11 yrs. Sandy and I have opened our own restaurants in Brawley, La Jolla, and finally, Pacific Beach. We bought the commercial building that housed the restaurant in PB and have become landlords to 3 tenants. This year we bought property in Pahrump, Nevada, west of Las Vegas and we are investing in more property there for the future.As far as serving my fellow man( more than food)I have employed more than 1000 young people over the years. I tried to encourage them all to wash their hands, come to work on time and to take pride in contributing to an enterprise that strives to provide a quality product.I also found time to run a sheltered workshop for the ARC(Ass. For Retarded Citizens)in San Diego.The business was called "Eggies" and we employed 25 challenged citizens who, under a staff of 5, operated a breakfast house, a bakery and cooked 30,000 meals a month to South Bay headstart program and the MCRD childcare facility.We did this for a year and a half until funding dried up.This is probably the job I'll most remember,providing a chance for the too often shunned, the mentally handicapped, to experience the joys of a "normal" life we tend to take for granted. For them, every meal was a feast and every paycheck was a fortune.These words guide me down the river of life.I hope to see you at the 40th. Dave

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Theodore Scheutz

Deceased

1 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


Lola Shannon Winter

Deceased
04/16/94

1 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


James Snyder

Deceased
2010-11-11

1 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


Gary Spearman

Deceased
1997-06-27

No Photos posted.

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Susan Spears Cameron

Deceased
2013-07-05
Spouse: Jack
 

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Tribute submitted by Chris , 2013-08-28

From the San Diego UT, July 9, 2013: Cameron, Susan Lynne 1946 ~ 2013 LAKESIDE -- Susan Lynne Cameron, of Lakeside, California passed away Friday, July 5th, 2013, in her home after a six year battle with Parkinson\'s and ALS. Susan was born in San Diego, California, in 1946 to Betty Byrd and stepfather Henry Byrd. She graduated from El Capitan high school in 1963 and married her high school sweetheart Jack Cameron in January of 1965. Along with her husband, she is survived by her two children John A. Cameron III, and Stacy L. Conery, grand- children Jessica Tanner, Chelsea Cameron, Cody Cameron, Hana Conery and Christopher Conery. Great Grandchildren Carson and Sophie tanner. Her love of Bernese mountain dogs and Otterhounds were her passion after retiring from the school district where she worked for nearly 20 years. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 12th, at 4207 Spring Gardens Road, La Mesa, CA 91941. Donations can be made in Lieu of flowers to Susan\'s favorite organizations: Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America Otterhound Club of America.

 

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Biographies:

2004

Jack and I will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in January 2005. We have two children, John and Stacy. Between them we have five grandchildren ranging in ages from 13 years to 8 months. John and his family recently moved to Boise, Idaho. Stacy and her family live locally.

I currently work part-time at a vet's office. I worked for the Grossmont Union HS District for many years as a vice-principal's secretary. I should have been a park ranger or a dog trainer as my love is with the animals and not sitting in an office.

Jack is working for Cameron Bros. Const. Co. again. He is running the Borrego Springs Resort for the company. He commutes a minimum of two days a week to Borrego Springs.

We are very active in dog sports such as flyball, conformation, obedience and agility. We have six dogs, two cats and one African Sulcata tortoise (4 mo. old).

I am an avid reader. I especially enjoy the J. Grisham, P. Cornwell and R. Pearson type mysteries.

We have gone on four river raft trips; three cruises and lived in Montana for over five years. Those are just a few of the activities we have done. Currently we are working hard putting in landscaping at our home in Jamul, Calif.



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Steven Steinmetz

Deceased
2009-03-12

1 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.

Biographies:

2004

Graduate 64, Naval aviation to 73. Married with 5 sons (3 mine 2 hers) all grown.
Own my own glass company in Santee, Calif.
Contact info SKSteinmetz@sbcglobal.net or 619 449 7683

1 Bio(s) posted.


Diane Stern Mills

Deceased
2010-01-04
Spouse: Jim
 

3 photo(s) posted.

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Tribute submitted by , 2013-04-07

MILLS, DIANE CLAIRE (STERN) July 7, 1946 to January 4, 2010 Diane, beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend, left us unexpectedly on Monday, January 4, 2010. Diane was extremely proud to be a seventh generation native Californian whose ancestry included descent from the Pechanga Band of California Indians. Diane graduated from El Capitan High School in Lakeside (1964), and received her BS in English Literature from San Diego State College (1970). Diane retired from a successful career as a Human Resources Manager and defeated cancer in 2007. She was spending her retirement doing the things she loved, enjoying her grandson Jack and her pool, taking care of her home and her many rose bushes. Diane was preceded in death by her father Melvin C. Stern of Santee, CA. Diane is survived by her husband of 38 years, James B. Mills, her two children, Amy Seastone and her husband Jeff of Winnetka, CA; James N. Mills his wife Marta and their son Jack William Mills all of Fillmore; her mother Milly Wotring and her husband Buss of Santee, CA; sisters Kathleen Bradshaw and her husband Tim of Mount Pleasant, NC; Pamela Stern and her husband David Ringen of Ocracoke, NC; and her brother Eric Stern and his wife Glori of El Cajon, CA, as well as many nieces and nephews that she loved very much. She is missed terribly. Interment will be at the Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.


Published in U-T San Diego on January 10, 2010

 

Tribute submitted by Jim Mills, 2013-09-09

Tribute To El Cap\'s Great Class of 1964:

I regret to inform you that my wife and your classmate, Diane Stern, passed away on the Fourth of January 2010. Her death was a sudden one, and was totally unexpected. Diane died of an apparent major cardiac event. She was a cancer survivor. She graduated from San Diego State in 1970. We married in November 1971. She leaves behind two children, both married (Amy and Jim), and three grandchildren (Jack (8), Max (3) and Paloma Diane Mills (6 months).

Suffice it too say, she is terribly missed. On her behalf, let me say that you are wished a wonderful reunion. Enjoy each others company.

Bsst regards,


Jim Mlls,

Filllmore,Venntura County,CA

 

2 Tributes(s) posted.

Biographies:

2004

My husband of 33 years and I live in Fillmore, CA for the past 17 years. It's a small friendly town and made raising our two children easy. Our daughter, Amy and son Jim, are both happily married to good people. If and when we ever have grandchildren, they'll be the most beautiful in the world. We're proud of our children, both good, personable and caring adults. Jim and I enjoy "road trips" when our work schedules allow them, and plan a trip to Europe in the spring. I work as the Employment Manager for a government contractor, and Jim has been with his employer as a Logistical Engineer fro 24 years. I consider my life blessed with a strong family. Everyone have a good time at the reunion, wish I could be there.

1 Bio(s) posted.


Linda Trumbo

Deceased
2007

1 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


Judith Walters

Deceased
circa 1967

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Tribute submitted by Chris Egerer, 2004-01-01

I met Judy in the 6th grade when we each moved to Lakeside. We shared a desk in class and became good friends. I was in trouble on the last day of school when I leaned back in my chair and placed a small envelope with the words "Kick me please" on her back. It caused quite a commotion among the boys sitting behind us. My memory may be failing, but I think those boys were Bob Eaton, Jim Mack and Ricky Dewey. I wasn't a very good friend to her at that moment, but she was never mad. In fact, I don't believe I ever saw her mad.

Our friendship continued through Lakeside Jr. High and on to El Cap. She moved away during our sophomore year and later returned for our senior year. By our senior year we had developed different interests and weren't as close as we once had been, but we still considered each other to be very good friends.

Judy died tragically at the hands of her stalker husband, whom she was trying to escape.

She was one of the brightest people I ever knew. She had so much potential to do wonderful things with her life. She was always upbeat and was a wonderful friend. I will always remember Judy's flame red hair, bright smile, and tremendous laugh. I can still hear her laugh. Judy - you are still missed.

Chris (Egerer) Senko

 

Tribute submitted by Kathleen Rae Moore Leneau , 2011-09-30

Amen

 

2 Tributes(s) posted.

Larry Washburn

Deceased

1 photo(s) posted.

Tributes:

Tribute submitted by Kent Fullarton, 2004-01-01

Larry worked hard as a farrier and shod horses all over the county. He loved hunting. After a very long hot day and tired from packing a deer out, we were bloody and sweaty. We had been picking dear ticks out of our scalp. We stopped at a dumpy resturant for something cold to drink. Larry began enthusiastically telling the waitress about our hunt and about what a great time we'd had. After him telling his tale I realised I also had a great time.

Larry's ashes are acattered in El Capitan Lake below Hunters Camp by his mother and sister and friends.

Kent Fullarton

 

1 Tributes(s) posted.

Dona Weidner Christensen

Deceased
04/30/2016

3 photo(s) posted.

No Tributes posted.


Armand Williams

Deceased
2001

No Photos posted.

No Tributes posted.


Joseph Zekan

Deceased
09/10/2012
Spouse: Dottie Gallion
 

1 photo(s) posted.

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Tribute submitted by Dottie Gallion Zekan, 2013-07-15

Tribute for: Joe Zekan

Tribute My husband, Joe Zekan passed away from exposure to agent orange while he served with the Marine Corps in Viet Nam. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dot Gallion Zekan, two daughters Laura Zekan Marken, Mary Zekan Santoni and his grandson Gideon Andrew Marken V who was his heart. Joe lived only nine weeks after his diagnosis of stomach/gastric cancer...we were blessed to be able to care for him at home. His ashes were taken to Mount Laguna Lodge by his Mother, Wilma Zekan and his surviving siblings, Christine, Mark, David and Elizabeth. The Patriot Guard Riders escorted his family to the Lodge where Wilma presented Joe\'s ashes to his family. The Marine Corps played Taps, conducted a 21 gun salute and presented the American Flag to Joe\'s widow, Dot. Joe was a kind, devoted and loving husband and father. He was a gifted artist and potter. Math, to Joe was music. He is missed and will be loved always and in all ways.

 

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Biographies:

1984

Dottie and I will be celebrating our 18th Anniversity this year. We have two daughters, Laura 13, and Mary Beth 8. We have various animals (chickens, bunnies, kittens, and goldfish). Everything is fine in our lives. We regret that we will be" unable to attend the reunion because of a prior commitment to go to the Olympics.

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