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Dark - The Ionian Society - Alumnae Newsletter
Items from I’s - 2009
In Memoriam
Jodi Ihrig Reid, 1953
Judy Himes, 1962
Please send addresses of anyone you know who
does not receive the newsletter mailing or
Davidson, Cleo Murtland
1166 W. 36th St., San Pedro, CA 90731
*indicates new information
Gordon, Lois
44-130-4 Mui Place, Kaneohe, HI 96744
*Petersen, Charlotte E.
Box 971, Sierra Madre CA 91025
Richardson, Bettye Hooker
5505 W. Tulare #6, Visalia, CA 93277
[email protected]
Bray, Barbara Thomas, Charter member Ionians
P.O. Box 293, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858/756-2281 FAX 858/756-1147
Hale, Marilyn Holmes
9361 Canterbury Ln, Garden Grove CA 92841
Ludwig, Beverly Rohland
684 Benicia Dr. #49, Santa Rosa CA 95409
Marinick , Kathryn Odle
7327 N. Black Rock Trail, Paradise Valley, AZ,
McNeil, Doris Burnett
Fox, Martha Reynolds
232 Eaton Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
15219 McKendree Avenue, Pacific Palisades, CA 902722641
Heard, Patricia Van Velzer
370 Panorama Blvd., Sedona AZ 86336
[email protected]
Osborne, Marian Ainsworth
76 East Bonita Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(818) 355-6643
Lahr, Doris Throckmorton
353 Machado Ave., Santa Maria CA 93455
805/937-2830 FAX 805/937-5893
[email protected]
Blakeman, Jeanne Smith (Sikes)
29681 Miller Rd., Valley Center CA 92082
Cruzen, Carol Walker
Naylor, Betty L. Blakesley
828 E. Sierra Madre Ave., Glendora CA 91741
[email protected]
1581 Warbler Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087
[email protected]
Working on projects keeps me going. My latest is
aimed at an older group, since I am certainly a part of
that group. I paint the plastic step-stools for a nicer entry
into a truck or van. I’ve been surprised at how the stools
have been received. Keep the presses going; it’s fun to her
from my Ionian friends.
720 Sycamore Avenue, Glendora, CA 91741
[email protected]
Scofield, Mary Byrnes
1214 Clover Street, Visalia, CA 93277
(209) 734-5464
Six, Phyllis Paige
Stover, Corinne Pehrson
1224 Conway Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626
714-432-7371 FAX 714/432-7373
[email protected]
Baldwin, Rosalind Miller
313 Lindo Ave, Newport Beach CA 92661
Banks, Janet
425 Furnace St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Beaty, Doris Turley
2130 Queens Ln, San Mateo CA 94402
[email protected]
Dean, Barbara J. Gard
4010 Kenasha Ave., San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 270-2495 FAX
Dippold, Velma Sills
605 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, I N.Y., 13210
315/479 -9351 FAX same
[email protected]
Felburg, Sunya Lerner
2275 W. 25th St. #28, San Pedro CA 90732
310/ 832-5004 FAX Same - call first and say, “Turn
on your fax.”
* [email protected]
My beloved husband of 63 years of marriage passed
away Jan. l3, 2009.
My grand niece graduated Whittier College this year.
Third great grandbaby was born Feb.6, 2009. And so the
circle of life continues .
Harrell, Marguerite Dupont
1194 Rimer Dr. Moraga, CA 94556
* [email protected]
Meacham, Carol Beck
Barnett, Jeanne Heikkinen
2944 Alta Lane, Kelseyville, CA 95451
Barry, Marty Whitney
75-217 Nani Kailua Dr., Pinesz, #185, Kailua-Kona HI
96740; 808-329-5460
[email protected]
Belliss, Joan Floyd
4451 Ramona Drive, Riverside, CA 92506
Cameron, Velma Pridham
1155 34th St. #218, Missoula MT 59801
Dark, Anitra Haggard
40474 La Jolla Court, Fremont, CA 94539-3806
510-651-2367 FAX 510/651-3324
2502 Meadowbrook Dr NW, Blacksburg VA
e-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Swindt, Helen Fiondella
Davis, Kathleen
3800 Oak Glen Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707/528-1029 FAX 707/528-6331
Wiley, Carole Price
7812 White Grass Ave., Las Vegas NV 89131
[email protected]
Dear Sisters:
Little to report here. We spend as much time as
possible with family and dear old friends and travel closer
to home than we used to. Special good wishes to "I" s
from the early Fifties. Carole Price Wiley
622 Mystic Way, Laguna Beach CA 92651
949-494-6005 FAX 949-494-4316
[email protected]
Hudson, Ruth Ann Roewekamp
579 Kensington Rd., Orange CA 92869
Salzman, Nancy Smith
909 Pomona Ave, Albany CA 94706
Witthuhn, Margaret Frees
2094 E. Packsaddle Dr., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Buckles, Carole Pillow
2408 S. 8th Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
Burger, Suzanne Swanson
2065 Los Robles Ave, San Marino CA 91108
(626) 799-5545 FAX (626)799-9054
[email protected]
Frantz, Carol Lombard
1043 Norwood Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610-1835
Fretz, Peggy Cooley
14852 Jupiter St., Whittier CA 90603
[email protected]
This year seems to be about the same as the last few
years since my retirement. I'll be beginning my eighth
year of retirement this year.
I'm enjoying volunteering at my school three days a
week and I find it very rewarding to work with these
children and get to know them. I teach writing to some
classes, read to others, and just give individual help in
We have taken a few short trips in California in the
last year and plan to continue doing that and going to
Arizona and Utah in the fall. I'm trying very hard to get
all my material things organized but it's very hard to get
rid of books that I used in teaching. I have a sentimental
attachment to them!
I have become involved in AAUW, am serving as
President of my Delta Kappa Gamma chapter, Delta Tau,
and am also serving on the board of the Friends of the
Shannon Center at Whittier College.
I am also involved in the lives of my great-nieces and
great-nephews. So I try to keep track of what they are
doing in school as well as taking them places to further
their education. I wish everybody well -- it doesn't seem
possible that's it's been 54 years since I graduated!! I
don't feel old enough!!!
Peggy (Cooley) Fretz (1955)
Gothold, Jane Soderberg
10121 Pounds Avenue, Whittier, CA 90603-1649
(562) 947-6506
[email protected]
Our summer plans had several changes this year, due
in part to Stu's being asked to teach in Hawaii for a USC
professor who could not go (this requires him to fly over
and back every weekend for three weeks in July.). After a
two week break, we fly over for the fourth class, and then
our son Eric and his wife Mary will join us for a week at
our time share on Kauai, followed by another week at KOlina (on Oahu), our new time share.
1.We had planned to go to Utah for the Shakespeare
Festival again this, but Stu's broken rib (and scheduling
of "work" of our friends who were to go, also) forced us
to cancel those plans.
Our cousin Heike will be visiting us from Germany
again this year in October. The Euro is not conducive to
our going to Europe, so we are happy that she can come
our way again. Finding family in the "homeland" is one of
the special joys of doing genealogy, and was certainly an
unexpected one for us.
Watilo, Carolyn Drain
5821 N. Norton, Kansas City MO 64119
Anderson, Jean Brown
113 Fiesta Circle, Orinda, CA 94563
Bamberger, Dr. Ann
9235 N. 100th Place, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
[email protected]
Sorry I missed getting my news sent in last summer. I
spent July and August of 2008 in Great Britain visiting
friends and family. I was able spend 5 weeks in the
highlands of Scotland, 3 weeks house sitting for a cousin
and her husband who were visiting their sons now living
in Dorset and Wales, and then 2 weeks with them when
they returned. Scotland had the best of the weather last
summer and I was able to walk miles a day and enjoy
country living. My 3 weeks down in England were
equally good, but very wet - the "brolly" was with me
where ever I went. Managed a day in London to see
Jersey Boys, the story of Frank Valli and the Four
Seasons - took me back to my youth and I could sing
every song. I returned to the usual summer heat of AZ.
Fall began the 2008 - 09 Phoenix Symphony Coffee
Concerts, my 14th season of attendance - and these will
continue this year. In November a friend and I drove to
Texas, near San Antonio, to spend Thanksgiving with
friends from overseas now retired in a golfing community
there. The husband, Bob, did all the cooking and his
jalapeno stuffing was really good - and not too hot. In the
spring a friend from my school days in NY state came for
two weeks, and a week of that was spent in Palm Springs
and San Diego. I always enjoy seeing the Palm Spring
Follies - at 85, those gals have better legs than I had at
25! This July I attended the overseas schools reunion in
Las Vegas - attendance reached almost 1100. It was 115
when I left Phoenix, and 115 in Las Vegas. Fortunately,
the casinos are cool and are happy to have you sit for
hours giving away your money. We left Las Vegas and
went ot Santa Barbara, then up the coast to Monterey.
We fully enjoyed the cool temps of the Pacific Coast
before our return to hot house USA. I did play tennis this
past Tuesday - it was 91 when we walked on the court at
7 a.m, and I was most happy to stop at 8:30 when we
finished the 2nd set. I look forward to each Sept. when
the temps start to cool and we can begin to enjoy the
great weather we have most of the year.
I hope you are all well, coping with the economy as
best you can, and may we all be smiling a little more next
year because the worst, hopefully, will be over. Looking
forward to reading all your news...Ann
5590 Mountain View, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Cox, Anna
685 NW 87th Terr, Portland OR 97229
Thostesen, Sarah Armagost
4740 Moore St., La Crescenta, CA 91214
818/ 248-8510
[email protected]
Farmer, Ann Dahlstrom
6146 Southwind Drive, Whittier, CA 90601
[email protected]
Dear "I"s: Almost all of my regular activities-dollhouse miniaturing; gardening; rubber stamping; the
Whittier College Shannon Center Bookfaire; son Mark's
and my annual trip to Julian; and Delta Tau, AAUW, and
PEO events--are on hold because Malcolm has been
diagnosed with blood clots in both legs and lungs and an
irregular heart beat. He spent three weeks in the hospital
and has now been home since July 9. We have a caregiver
for him for three hours each day and nurses and
occupational and physical therapists each visit twice a
week. We are changing his study--the only downstairs
"bedroom"--back into the bedroom it was meant to be,
but not only has it been difficult to find places for the
things that almost literally occupied most of the study
from floor to ceiling, it has been extremely difficult for
Malcolm emotionally because it signals the end of his
career as an anthropologist. So, most of our days and
nights are rollercoasterlike. I think he's been more "up"
than I could ever have been under these circumstances,
but it has not been easy. He will be 94 on August 6; it
seems like yesterday that we met in 1960!
"I" love to all of you.
Ann Dahlstrom Farmer
Kenady, Elizabeth
946 Meadowlark Pl, Molalla, OR 97038
Lawson, Elaine Smith
PO Box 481
Sea Ranch, CA 95497
[email protected]
Hello I's,
It's always good to hear your news - glad the society is
doing well. I'm living on the coast in Northern California
about 60 miles north of San Francisco, so hardly ever get
down to Whittier. My husband Bill and I keep very busy
with activities here, with traveling and with spending time
with our fourchildren, and our grandchildren - all who
live in northern or central California. One of these years I
will make it down for a brunch!
My family is fine so I am happy coming up on 75
years. Yes!!!
Blake, Marilyn Hunter
295 Grove Court, Vacaville, CA 95688-2101
(707) 452-9867
[email protected]
Christiansen, Jane Reichenbach
*2166 Malati Circle, Upland CA 91784
Davis, Arline Votaw
19000 W. Vale Ln, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
* [email protected]
Greetings, Ionian Sisters
Hope this finds you all doing well. Thank you, Gwen,
for your faithfulness to our communication all these year.
Marlin and I are doing well…..approaching our 75th
and 74th birthdays. Is that possible?? We should be the
age of our children. We have 4 grandchildren attending
college (2 doing graduate work at Cal State Fullerton, 1
senior at APU, 1 sophomore at Westmont) and the
youngest is a high school Junior. We are so proud of
We leave tomorrow to attend the Orthogonian reunion
in Morgan Hill. It’s hilarious to hear the guys go on
about their glory days at Whittier…….the older they get
the better they were.
Ford, Bev Williams
413 H Cannon Green, Goleta, CA 93117
[email protected]
Iverson, Nancy Riddle
21091 Old Ranch Ct., Salinas, CA 93908
831 455-8229
Kempf, Janet Brown
125 NE James Dr., Sierra Vista AZ 85635
[email protected]
Michaelson, Meta Mitchell
Reddington, Norma Sadler
133 N. Crescent Glen Drive, Glendora, CA 917414015
[email protected]
Hutchison, Carol Burr
4000 Ardilla Rd. Atascadero CA 93422
805/466-7513 FAX same (need to call first)
Rogers, Phyllis Durant
1560 N. Pleasant Crest, La Habra CA 90631
4985 Road 11 SW
Royal City, WA 99357
(509) 346-2116
Shackford, Mary Johnston
2227 Atlanta St., Anaheim, CA 92802
714-537-1553 FAX 714-534-5656
[email protected]
Skare, Carol Brummel
3130 Iroquois, Long Beach, CA 90808
[email protected]
*Irwin, Carol (McLeod)
We moved to Washington state last November after
living in San Juan Capistrano for 32 years. (We sold our
home in 2 days)! I have 2 sons living in Portland, OR
area and my youngest one here in WA just 1/4 mile up
the road and my nearest neighbor with my 3
grandchildren. That's the reason for the move. I wanted to
see my grandchildren grow up and to be a part of their
lives. My son raises apples and works for a agricultural
supply company. I met Lee Irwin 9 years ago at church
and we were married. We now live in the country and in a
small town which I am really enjoying the people, the
fresh produce, less traffic and clean air. Our nearest town
of any size is Moses Lake, 30 miles away.
I taught junior high school home economics for 5
years and after having my 3 sons I worked in a Methodist
Church Camp for 3 years as a camp cook for 180 people.
Then I taught clothing construction and needle arts at
Capistrano Adult School for 26 years and concurrently
with Saddleback College for 16 years. I retired 5 years
ago. I really enjoyed it and made some wonderful friends
(my students)! My hobbies are gardening, sewing and
needle work and I just purchased an embroidery machine.
I am a member of the American Sewing Guild and was a
group leader for 16 years and now I am seeking out
sewing friends in our new area.
Smith, Cathi Agnew
5530 Janna Dr., Loveland
CO 80838
[email protected]
*Spruance, Alice Barnes
2004 Shadytree Lane,
Encinitas CA 92024
[email protected]
Virginia Trevino &
Trevino, Virginia Forrester Cathi Smith in Fort
27740 E. 14th St., Highland Collins CO
CA 92346
909/862-0801 FAX same
[email protected]
Wallace, Sydna Ellis
23 W. Alexander St., Merced, CA 95348
[email protected]
Corwin, Luene Holmes
1119 Loma Vista Wy, Vista CA 92084
[email protected]
Gerson, Diane Gruenemay
41057 Upper Calapooia, Sweet Home, OR 97386
541/ 367-2979
[email protected]
A year ago we purchased a used 36 ft motor home and
are really enjoying traveling. Lee has 5 children and 13
grandchildren and 5 great grand children in California,
Texas, South Carolina which we love to visit. We love
having company so friends please come to visit us.
Thanks Gwen for doing the newsletter each year.
Landis, Joan Wolfenden
3725 W. 44th St., Anchorage, AK 99517
907/243-3954 FAX 907/563-3578
Marsolais, Leitha Griffin
1422 Third Street, Coronado, CA 92118
[email protected]
Neville, Laura Lou Daus
2380 Country Club Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Rickon, Carolyn Jones
5160 Pony Express Tr., Camino CA 95709
530/ 644-3310
Roemmele, Kit Reedall
*4133 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
[email protected]
Sorry for the delay--We have had a fun and exciting year. The move in
June went smoothly but the remodel is something else.
Didn't realize it took so long to get things done. Should be
finished this September with every thing.
Went to Europe with our daughter for three weeks.
What a great time we had. Then our usual trip to
Mammoth for a real vacation.Still quilting and making
teddy bears but remodeling has taken most of my time.
We're both in good health and enjoying our retirement
in our new location, Sacramento. Would enjoy hearing
from fellow "I"'s. E-Mail [email protected].
Rogers, Nancy (Nicki) Nicholl
P.O. Box 857, Millbrook, NY 12545
(914) 677-5631
Triggs, Alice
300 Station Court, Roseville, CA 95747
916/ 771-4997
[email protected]
Fields, Lucy Smith
156 No. Rocky Dells Drive
Prescott, AZ 86303
[email protected]
Although our primary residence is still 156 No. Rocky
Dells Dr. in Prescott, AZ 86303, we have spent most of
the year at our home in Palm Springs. We were there
from mid October thru mid December. December in
Prescott is special because it is the Christmas city of
Arizona. There are many celebrations and decorations.
Cold and the allergy season set in and we left for
California. We were in Palm Springs on and off for Jan,
Feb, Mar, Apr, May. It is necessary to pick up the mail
and visit the grandchildren about every 3 to 4 weeks so
we went “home”. The heat begins in May in Palm
Springs. We took our ‘47 Packard which we had taken to
P.S. with us and went to Sacramento to participate in a
Classic Car Club CARavan in June. The trip lasted about
2 weeks with visits to Yosemite, Reno, Tonopah, Lake
Tahoe, and Mammoth. Lots of driving and good food.
Our big event for the year has been the celebration of
our 50th wedding anniversary. Our daughter and her
family joined us in Kauai for a 3 week trip. My bucket
list included “Swimming with the grandchildren in
Hawaii” . I can now check that off. We had a great time
and would recommend the place we stayed for families. I
actually boogie boarded and my grandson was very
surprised that I know how to ride a bicycle.
Our daughter is pursuing her Real Estate. Son-in-law
is assistant principal at the local high school. Oldest
granddaughter will begin middle school (6th grade) next
week. Middle granddaughter will begin 4th grade.
Youngest (the grandson) will start 2nd.
We continue to enjoy the “Old car hobby”. Max now
has an “Old Geezer’s” 50 Ford . We still have the ‘47
Packard and a ‘75 Lincoln. I finished my “Hawaiian
style” king sized quilt this year. It is hand appliquéd and
hand quilted. I will start only small quilts from now on. I
also do not buy green bananas.
I am looking forward to the class of ‘59 50th reunion
in October. Hope to see some of you there. Who thought
we would live so long????
Lucy Smith Fields
Harte, Elizabeth (Betty) Gosse
10650 Atrium Dr., San Diego CA 92131
858/653-3987 FAX same
[email protected]
Siersma, Barbara Sager
22 Meadowsweet Way, Irvine, CA 92612
949-786-9662 FAX 949/ 786-0702
[email protected]
Whitlock, Kathy
27542 La Porte Ave., Hayward CA 94545
510/ 782-7118
Young, Irene Alba
13671 Mercado Dr., Del Mar, CA 92014
858 481-2907 FAX 858 975-2748
[email protected]
Herman, (Margaret) Lynn Barstow
17321 Pioneer Rd, Greenville CA 95947
[email protected]
Mueller, Maggie Bannerman
1362 Lillian Ave., Sunnyvale CA 94087-3522
Pizarro, Jan Jordan
1018 Prestwick Ct, Florence, OR, 97439
P.O. Box 2441, Florence OR 97439
541/ 997-3551
[email protected]
Same old same old up here.
Al and I are playing a lot of golf and happy to be able
to do it. Travels this year were to the UK. London and the
weather were perfect. Had a rental car and that alone was
an experience. Supposed to be a VW and ended up with a
new Mercedes.
Scotland was such fun seeing all of the golf courses.
Will be fun watching the british open at turnberry since
we were there. People there were wonderful. Ratio of
dollar to pound was not.
We are doing some more rv traveling in the fall, and
still enjoying the winter trips to Cabo and Arizona.
Love to all
Ryan, Brenda Bateson
13400 N. Wide View Dr., Tucson AZ 85755
520/818-0116 FAX 520/818-0133
[email protected]
Woirhaye, Gwen Vaden
5810 Friends Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
[email protected]
2009 so far is a very interesting year. I have spent as
many days in the hospital this year as I had in my whole
life until this year! I’d had problems with mysterious brief
episodes of dizziness for a year when I began to feel very
mild pain in my heart and decided to check it out. I was
admitted and with constant monitoring of my heart they
discovered brief periods of fibrillation during which the
heart beats so rapidly that it can’t pump blood.
Medication slowed it down too much so I wound up with
a pacemaker–a whole new world of medical
appointments–coumadin clinic, pacemaker clinic, lung
capacity tests–and more.
Then May 9 I missed a step in the balcony of the
Shannon Center, went down on my left hip and broke the
ball off. That was replaced–more and more bionic–and
lots of therapy getting back to walking normally. THEN
my voice, very hoarse since the hip surgery, disappeared
completely! A granuloma (small tumor) had formed on
the larynx where the breathing tube had caused damage. I
had further surgery to have that removed and had to be
on complete voice rest for three weeks–and then the
doctor discovered that it has grown back 15% so I think
I’m going to have to do the whole thing over again!who
knows how long to get it back after that period. I’ve also
had a small carcinoma removed from my leg so am
dealing with that wound. Mahlon says my warranty ran
out when I turned 70!
Fortunately we didn’t have a lot of travel planned yet
for the year when all this began. We did make our annual
trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and had a
wonderful time.
Getting a new computer and operating system–Vista
after Windows XP–during the writing of this newsletter
has been a challenge. Files kept disappearing into new
places and hiding out. I think I have finally gotten it all
together–so enjoy!
What I’ve learned this year: pay attention to your
body–if something feels not right it probably isn’t so
get it checked out, sooner rather than later. We all want
to stay active and the maintenance is not as easy as it
used to be!
Grandchildren are as always a joy!
Young, JoAnn Mitchell
1307 College St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
[email protected]
Anderson, Arlene
19802 Clear Glen St., Humble TX 77346
[email protected]
Clogston, Fran Tompkins
P.O. Box 837, Seahurst, WA 98062
206-246-0102 Fax: same
[email protected]
Katahara, Bernice
1634 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817
[email protected]
Kracker, Joyce Poggi
P.O. Box 13, Trail, OR 97541-0013
Hello out there–greetings from Oregon–
So far 2009 has been pretty much the same. I continue
to sub for special education classes (the students have
taught this old lady a lot) and a few regular
classrooms–oh yes, library and computers too. When they
see me they KNOW we are having game day in
Of course everyone is a year older–our step less
bouncy, our muscles a little stiffer–but hey, we don’t see
our names in the obituaries so we feel we are ahead of the
We are working for a replacement car for the one we
were in when we were rear-ended Father’s Day. The
other driver was a 2009 graduate from the local high
school. I don’t know who I felt sorrier for–us, him or his
parents. No one was hurt, insurance people on their toes
and we are BEST FRIENDS to a lot of car dealers.
If that wasn’t bad enough, today we were cuttingh
back tree limbs along the road and Bud slipped down a
30 foot bank. HE is OK but I’m sure he will be sore
tomorrow. His arms are scratched up quite a bit.
We continue to be active at St. Martins Episcopal
Church. Always lot of things to do–
I have been thinking of this next topic all year -so here
I’m really tired of being one of very few to write to the
newsletter! We do not lead an exciting life–you could say
it’s downright dull. It’s nice to see all your names and
addresses (I know Peggy Sprout Olivier has some great
news but I’m NOT TELLING! In case she writes this
year) but surely you can drop a few lines and let the rest
of us know how you are.
Have a great summer and hope to hear from everyone.
God blessings,
4858-A Dovewood Terr., Boynton Beach, FL
[email protected]
Knapik, Diane Reeve
16420 China Gulch Dr., Anderson, CA 96007
530/ 357-2711 FAX 530/357-5237
Wallin, Vicki Stewart
1102 Calle Venezia, San Clemente CA 92672
Williams, Martha (Marty) Grams
328 Terrace Circle, Brawley CA 92227
cell 760-455-5845
[email protected]
Olivier, Peggy Spout
3413 Whaler St., Davis CA 95616
[Peggy, you’re receiving this courtesy of Joyce, as
Santo, Christine Frumento
1241 Kingsford Dr., Carmichael CA 95608
FAX 916-395-0468
[email protected]
Conner, Pat Jackson
84 Via Casitas, Bonsall, CA 92003
[email protected]
I continue to maintain my bi-county living, as I stay in
Bonsall (No. San Diego county) part-time to take care of
my 94 year old father and spend the rest of the week in
Idyllwild. I enjoy San Diego theater, gardening, long
walks, reading and any other activites that keep my brain
alive! I'm looking forward to a trip to New Zealand to
visit my daughter who is a professor at the U. of Otago.
Fry, Bess Staes
1576 N. San Antonio Ave, Upland CA 91786
909/ 946-3847
[email protected]
Hilgert, Judy Summers
1533 Rosewood Dr., Healsburg CA 95448
Ishikawa, Lyn Hee
Chau, Anita Leong
7 Buckboard Lane, Rolling Hills,CA 90274
DeStaute, Nancy “Corky”
341 Timber Creek Drive, Athens, GA 30605
[email protected]
Playing golf, RV-ing, volunteering in various ways in
the community.
Would love to hear from some of my "sisters!" I
especially have been trying to contact Linda "MISTY"
Nancy "CORKY" DeStaute
Kasten, Barbara Hoffman
225 Mizzen Ct, Merritt Island FL 32953
[email protected]
McGill, Susan Wevick
2301 Tanglewood Dr., Fort Collins CO 80525
[email protected]
Park, Linda “Misty” Davidson L.C.S.W.
1265 Camino Coronado, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 795-4945 FAX 707-792-1600
[email protected]
Elliott, Susan, Perry
4485 Deerberry Court, Concord, CA 94521
[email protected]
Strom, Sharon Hartman
P.O. Box 136, Narragansett, RH 02882
401/ 789-0469
Hargraves. Carol Rampe
1813 Esquire Glen, Escondido CA 92029
[email protected]
Swayne, Judith Kjellberg
402 High Dr, Laguna Beach CA 92651
949-497-1054 FAX 494-4517
[email protected]
Marshall, Louise Scheide
129 East Central Avenue, Moorestown, NJ, 08057
[email protected]
Carpenter. Katherine (Kathy) Oreb
*378 Cove Rd, Grangeville ID 83530
[email protected]
Clark, Ginny Snedecor
214 Angelo Walk, Long Beach, CA 90803
562- 433-2020 FAX: same
[email protected]
It's been a wonderful year for the Clark household
with much travel and 3 new babies. The year started with
us going to So. America, then to pet the whales in Baja,
on to Yucatan Peninsula for three weeks, fishing in
Alaska, a river cruise on the Danube and Spain in
November. Whew!!! We are getting ready to spend some
time at home.
In October, our first great grandchild was born, our
7th Grandchild and early November our great niece was
born. We are so fortunate to have them close at hand to
watch them grow and even babysit.
After the newsletter came out last year I received word
that Judy Himes had passed away from Cancer, class of
62. How could anyone in our pledge class forget Miss
Have been feeling good and in Nov. will celebrate 11
years of being cancer free and hopefully can make the
reunion this year.
"I" love to all, Ginny Snedecor Clark, class of 64
McKinley, Judy Watts
10410 Huntrace Way, Vienna VA 22182
[email protected]
Philpott, Carol Stolley
1822 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362
[email protected]
Finally here is the info for the newsletter from me.
Another year gone by, boy do they seem to go quicker
every year. Nothing terribly exciting to report. Bob and I
have traveled on monthly weekend trips with our RV club
to places around Washington. We are planning a RV trip
to Idaho in Sept.
I am now singing with a new women's chorale group. It
should be fun and interesting as the music is often
difficult. I am still active with our local light opera
group.We just finished Peter Pan and will redo Oklahoma
next year. It has been 20 years since we did Oklahoma the
first time..
Our NW alumni group had a Bar-B-Que the 26th of
July. It is an annual event and is always fun.
Bob and I are coming to Homecoming in Oct. Will
there be an Ionian luncheon this year? Five years ago I had
to go the Thalian luncheon as I had no info about ours. If
anyone has any information on ours I would greatly
appreciate it. Hope to hear from some of you and maybe
see you in Oct.
Mariana Pilario
PO Box 435, San Juan Bautista CA 95045
1144 Salinas Rd., San Juan Bautista CA 950459703
Shapoff, Maggie Dow
3465 Tice Creek Dr. #3,
Walnut Creek CA 94595
[email protected]
members that I now want to give back. Someday we hope
to go national, so I'll probably write next when this
I haven't had any children and grandchildren as many
alums do, but I still have a lot of love coming my way and
hope that your lives also have an abundance of love.
When typing out my address, it just dawned on me to
tell you that we just moved 6 months ago. We downsized
from a 4600 sq.ft. house with 3 floors to a 1900 sq.ft.
ranch. What an emotionally wrenching experience that
was....but to all you younger readers, as the years go by
you may also discover that a simpler life is a better
life.....but live it up in the meantime!!!!!!
Snow, Sally Salmen
c/o Natalie Ringgenberg
5972 Kylench Ct.
Citrus Heights, CA.95621
Willson, Gretchen Stiling
Larry and Maggie
Shapoff were married
March 29, 2008. We both work full time. We love the
bay area. I am enjoying being a grandmother so very
much to Marie’s daughter Madeline.
3209 Tennyson Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 200152429
FAX 202/362-4417
[email protected] .
We love Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. Maggie Dow
Michelitch Shapoff 1965
My husband is weaning himself from AOL (which I
used, too, for many years). Now I have my own: You may
make the change in your records. I am on overload so
think I will decline participating this year but I wanted you
to have this change
Scott, Sandie Glod
1591 Ramah Ct.
Dayton, OH 45458
[email protected]
What can I say.....Gwen is so
persistent with her request for news
that I finally broke down. Ever
since my last news in which I
boasted about my computer career
and my marriage to Ron (this must
have been about 20 years ago), I
never thought I had any other news
worthy of taking up your time.
Well, the career went its full
course and I retired early at 50.
The marriage is still in the
honeymoon stage.
The new news is that after 16 years of retirement, I
have finally found a passion into which I can pour my
energies. I have just become a board member of a nonprofit group called Noble Circle. This is a group of
women in Ohio who are cancer survivors, and by
"survivors", I mean women who are in all stages from
just being diagnosed to having been in remission for many
years.....and all have learned how to live their lives to the
fullest despite cancer. This group gives so much to its
Basinger, Pam Harting
48611 Calle Esperanza, La Quinta CA 92253
[email protected]
Dickman, Judy Queale
2910 Anderson Way, Sacramento CA 95825
Douglas, Mary Larson
700 S. Quail Circle, Anaheim, CA 92807
[email protected]
Gebhart, Marilynne Wilson
3518 Sarah Ann Drive, Fallbrook, CA 92028
(619) 731-0601
Owen, Linda Deats
17671 Sonoma Way, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
714-993- 3765 FAX 714/996-3629
[email protected]
Shay, Carole Gerard
1081 Robins Song Ave, Wasilla AK 99654
[email protected]
Barnard, Sheryl
6811 Silkberry Ln, Goleta CA 93117
805-571-1610 FAX 805-969-4871
going on a cruise in October through the Panama which
has been a dream of mine for years.
My shop, the Calico Cat & Bernina too, is doing fine we celebrate 17 years this October! In the middle of
everything I work away at both stuff and the challenge of
reorganizing my house! I am also active in Soroptimist
International of Auburn and will be president-elect in the
new club year.
I hope that this finds you all well and enjoying
Cain, Gloria Houck
4540 Panorama Dr. La Mesa CA 91941
[email protected]
Kimball, Michelle Yaussi
2668 Sausalito Ave., Carlsbad CA 92010
Ray and I enjoyed Paris and Provence in Spring ‘09.
We flew into Nice and visited Arles, Aix-en-Provence,
Avignon, Eze, Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Giverny, flying
home out of Paris
My father passed away this year, so now there are no
parents living anymore. I guess we’re now the matriarch
and patriarch of our family. The kids are doing well and
still single.
We just adore living in Carlsbad, near the ocean. “I”
love to everyone.
Mitchell, Cindy Canada
7624 Emerald Greens, Cordova TN 38016
[email protected]
Snell, Sharon Moorhead
2321 Empire Rd. Reno NV 89521
Stanton, Mary Sydnor
33818 133rd Avenue SE, Auburn, WA 98092
253/939-9026 FAX 253/939-6153
[email protected]
Hello I Sisters,
I enjoyed coming to Homecoming last year and seeing
Sandy, and Barb, who gave me some great advice about
my new marital status. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing them
in July too! This first year without my husband Bob, who
passed away March 2008, as been stressful and difficult,
but I have had many good time with friends.
I have visted in So Cal a couple of times; earned a trip
to Switzerland last August, from Bernina International;
visted grandchildren in Alaska; been to Orlando with
other grandchildren; and have had major work done on
my house, and have done major work on my yard. I am
Bagg, Trudy Scott
2515 Vueltsa Grande Ave. Long Beach CA 90815
562-431-3672 FAX 562-936-0214
[email protected]
Carson, Stefanie Pelton
1870 Hidden View Lane, Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 786-2986
[email protected]
"We had a wonderful cruise to Alaska at the beginning
of summer. We went with my mom for her 81st birthday
which made it even more special. If you haven't had the
opportunity to visit, put Alaska on your list - you'll love it.
We only got to see a tiny bit and look forward to ging
again so that we can explore more of the interior.
Shortly after we returned, we had a visit
from I sisters Penny, Sandi, and Barb as they
enjoyed their road trip. We especially enjoyed
our time together and they came close to
driving on past where we live and missing us
altogether! I think they all know where
Roseville is now! Have vowed not to let so
many years go by before we get together
again. We're planning on coming down for
Homecoming to catch up with everyone.
I begin teaching 3rd grade again in a few weeks. I'm
still having a good time in my job so will stick with with it
for awhile longer. I'm realizing that these weeks off during
the summer are really nice, too, so imagine that it won't be
too many more years until I decide to do this full time.
Have had lots of fun playng with the grandchildren and
would love to have even more time with them.
Gene and I have been blessed with good health and
great happiness this year and look forward to the same in
the future. I wish everyone a fabulous year and know that
we'd still love to see any of you who are going through the
Sacramento area."
With "I" love,
Stefanie Carson
Fraumeni, Penny Carns
2314 Los Bentos, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
[email protected]
This summer Sandy Tahmoush Hansen and Barbara
Brucher Sentell and I are going on a road trip for 2 weeks
to see Whittier College friends and Ionian sisters from
Los Angeles to Seattle Washington, Nevada and Arizona
and back! We are visiting Patti Donaldson Wheatley and
Sheryl Barnard, Mary Sydnor Stanton, Ann Pembroke
Holder, Jeanne Barnett, and Stephanie Pelton Carson.
Other friends to visit include Tracy Pfeiffer Robinson,
Margi Stern, Kris Mackenheimer Dobbyn, and Bill
Family News:
Alisa (Oldest Daughter)- She and her husband Mike
just moved in to a much needed and bigger home in Nohl
Ranch in Anaheim Hills. Our
grandson Ty is turning 4 in November
and we will welcome a new little one
to our family at the end of January.
We do not know if it is a boy or girl as
yet but I am hoping for a little girl
Mittelstaedt to add to our growing
Holly (Daughter #2)- She is still a
lobbyist in Sacramento and is now
busy representing and pushing
legislation for the Beekeepers of
California, Orange County, and the
Napa Valley Wine Association. She is still not married
but has a very significant other named Carl who is also a
Vinny- We just celebrated our 40th wedding
anniversary and are taking a trip with the whole family to
Cape Cod in August. We have rented a beach house in
Harwich for a week and then up to Boston for a few more
days with Vinny’s family. This is the first time all of us
have been able to travel together at the same time so it
should be fun!
Me-Still a Principal after 23 years and actually still
loving it! My school is doing very well and I am enjoying
the fruits of many years of hope, dreams, and hard work.
Our students are succeeding and my staff is just fantastic!
After much discussion with my family and friends and
colleagues, I am most likely going to be retiring from all
of this by the end of this next school year but am still
contemplating the ramifications of it all! If I go through
with this difficult decision I will be definitely consulting
around the state in various capacities for many years to
come. I consider educating our youth a priority for me for
as long as I am able to do it. We will see what happens!!
My “I” love to all of you. We all would really like to
see more of you at Homecoming each year. Time goes by
so quickly and we need to make the most of what time we
have left to renew old friendships and start new ones. The
date this year is October 24.
Nordheim, Sharon Schynkel
6831 Presidio Dr., Huntington Beach CA 92648
714-536-2265 FAX 714-969-4496
[email protected]
Sentell, Barbara Brucher
307 16th St. Seal Beach CA 90740
[email protected]
It's been a busy year since retiring last June. In January
my district called me back as Instructional Coach on a 40%
contract at a low performing school. This lasted until June
and now I'm totally retired.
My son and daughter-in-law presented me with a darling
granddaughter in November. Her name is Kyler Brynn and
she is adorable, of course I am a bit
My daughter Stephanie and grandson
River moved up to the Sonoma area in
January where she is going to attend
Sonoma State. A trip to Tuscany last
October was a highlight of the year.
I hope to see more of you at this year's
brunch in October.
Wh eat ley ,
Pa t ri ci a
(Pat )
2010 El Camino de la Luz, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805-963-5065 FAX 805/ 564-8586
[email protected]
Hansen, Sandy Tahmoush
30342 Via Corona, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
[email protected]
Hi Everyone,
I have just returned from a Road Trip taken with Penny
(Carns) Fraumeni ('68) and Barbara (Brucher) Sentell
('68). We set out to visit Ionians and other alums and
family who do not live close by and whom we haven't seen
in years. What a great experience!
We first visited with Patti (Donaldson) Wheatley ('68)
and Sheryl Barnard ('68) in Santa Barbara. Patti hosted a
wonderful lunch where we caught up on everyone's lives,
reminisced through old year books and photo albums and
snapped pictures. Patti is executive director for First 5 in
Santa Barbara and Sheryl is retired after 30 years
developing YMCA's.
We left late in the afternoon to drive up 101 to Los
Osos where we met up with Tracy (Pfeifer) Robison ('68).
Tracy roomed with Penny her freshman year and we had a
great time sharing our life stories over a wonderful dinner
overlooking Morro Bay.
The next Ionian we barged in on was our former
sponsor, Jean (Heikkinen) Barnett ('54) and her husband,
Ralph. The drive to Clear Lake was long, but beautiful.
We are proud to have the distinction of the only Ionians
to visit Jean & Ralph in Clear Lake! Jean caught us up on
her family, gave us a tour of the yard with fruit trees,
made us a lovely dinner and put us up for the night. We
talked and laughed, enjoying our time together.
After stopping in Corvallis, OR to spend the night
with Barb's sister, Debbie, we drove to Vancouver, WA
to visit with Penny's sister, Chris. The next morning, after
hitting the sales at Kohl's, we headed to Fox Island, WA
where our dear friend and "I" sister, Ann (Pembroke)
Holder ('70) and her husband, Kent built their retirement
home. On two and a
half acres with
vegetable gardens, an
orchard, trees and
flowers galore and a
view of Puget Sound,
Ann & Kent live in a
beautiful home designed
by themselves. What a
treat to visit with them,
share pictures and a
great meal prepared
with home-grown
Next stop - Seattle, where we spent two days with
Whittier alums, Kris (Machenheimer) Dobbyn ('68) and
her husband Ed Dobbyn ('69). Kris had joined our road
trip in Vancouver and decided it was too much fun to
stop now! She took us to Whidbey Island for the day and
we loved the rural area, stopping in Langley for lunch
and shopping. The next morning we left for Auburn, WA
to have breakfast with Ionian Mary (Sydnor) Stanton
('67). Mary lost her husband a year and a half ago and
attended the Ionian Brunch last year. She owns a darling
quilt shop, The Calico Cat & Bernina, Too. Mary hasn't
lost her dry sense of humor and we had a blast spending
time with her.
We drove back down through Oregon and arrived in
Sacramento where Penny's daughter, Holly lives and
works. We were planning our next long leg of our journey
to visit with Ionian Stef (Pelton) Carson ('68) whom we
mistakenly thought still lived near Bishop, CA. After
mentioning to Holly that we needed to get up early to
drive to Roseville, she exclaimed we were only 15
minutes away! Good Grief! Stef laughed when we called
her and we made plans to have lunch with her and
husband, Gene the next day. Stef still teaches third grade
and sings with the Sweet Adeline's.
The last part of our journey took us to Las Vegas for
a little R&R before heading to Sedona, AZ. A classmate
of Penny and Barb's, Bill Thomason ('68) has built a
lovely home there with wife, Meri. He took us on a jeep
tour through the dirt roads to view the breathtaking red
rock cliffs. The next day we headed home.
We all agreed that the best part of this trip was getting
reacquainted with our Ionian sisters and classmates.
From talking with all of them it was clear that Whittier
College ( and our Ionian experience) played an important
part in who we are and how we were prepared to cope
with all that life has given us. Everyone has had joys,
tragedy, illness and loss. Yet all have become strong and
resilient, enjoying whatever they can out of life. What a
beautiful legacy.
Thank you to all we visited for your open arms and
warm hospitality. We are so grateful to have you back in
our lives.
"I" Love,
Patterson, Marie Layaye
18011 Trellis Estates Court
Cypress, Texas 77429
[email protected]
Deane, Sally
94 Charles St., Boston, MA, 02114
(617) 973-9073 work: 617-314-8902
FAX 617-371-0009
[email protected]
Greetings Ionian Sisters! I thoroughly enjoyed the
Whittier Reunion/New Student Meeting held in Boston last
July, including meeting the President. I am still a part time
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and
Management at Boston University School of Public
Health, part time heatlh care management consultant, and
owner of the Charles Street Inn, located in Beacon Hill, a
historic district central to all local attractions in Boston.
We welcome Whittier grads and offer a special discount to
Ionian sisters! I am also a volunteer Board member and
chair of the Strategic Planning Committee at Associated
Early Care and Education, recollecting my Broadoaks
trainng long ago.
Holder, Ann Pembroke
PO Box 436 Fox Island, WA 98333
[email protected]
In early July Penny, Sandy, Barb & Kris Dobbyn
headed north for a reunion road trip to visit with various
Whittier alum, family and friends. What a wonderful treat
they could come our way. We gabbed continuously during
their overnight visit to catch up on everyone's lives since
way back during Whittier years.
I retired in '03 after 23 years of elementary school
teaching in the Rowland School District. Kent & I bought
our Fox Island property in '01. 3 days after the close of
school in June '03, we were headed north with moving
van full of furniture, etc. to our new location on Fox
Island. We lived in
our motorhome
while our dream
house was
Now I remain
busy with quilting,
Jazzercise, Zumba,
ballroom dancing,
mentoring in
reading during the
school year,
tutoring my great
niece, monitoring
Penny, Sandy, Barb, Ann
property for the
Greater Peninsula
Land Trust, reading, walking, & being "parent to" our
Jack Russell Terrier, etc. Our lives are busy especially
keeping up our 2 1/2 acre home, yard, vegetable garden,
orchard and flower beds which were part of the Fox
Island Garden Tour this year.
Kent's daughter & our 2 wonderful grand children live
in Seattle. My sister, her husband, her daughter and
granddaughter live in near-by Gig Harbor. Family
gatherings are frequent.
We are very happy in our new lives in the Pacific
Northwest. If any I Sisters plan a road trip our way,
come for a visit.
"I" Love,
Tessier, Linda J. “Tess”
2271 Goleta Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504
(216) 744-7114
Ekberg, Kathryn Davies
PO Box 963, Jacksonville OR 97530
Office: 541 899-6925 Cell: 703 582-6028
[email protected]
Watkins, Diana Sell
PO Box 220474, Newhall CA 91322
[email protected]
Pelzmann, Edna Truesdell
2297 West 118th Ave., Westminster, CO 80234
(303) 469-4668
[email protected]
Way, Connie Wood
551 Vista Grande, Newport Beach CA 92660(949)
677-8496 (cell)
(949) 760-1768 (home)
This has been an exciting year for me. In February, my
older daughter Michelle and her husband Paul had their
first child, our first grandson, Richard Paul Knopf III. My
younger daughter Jennifer just completed her first year of
medical school. I have completed my thirteenth year
teaching at Nohl Canyon Elementary School. I had a class
of 31 third graders last year. My husband Ray (also class
of 1975) and I have been enjoying lots of travel in between
working and spending time with family.
Scott, Kathleen Caswell
2165 Zinfandel, Turlock CA 95380
209 632-4528
Mackie, Penny Ruhl
13653 Lanning Drive, Whittier, CA 90605
(310) 945-6104
Hill, Dionne Mack
20927 Canterwood Dr., Saugus CA 91350
LaBore, Cynthia Salac
7787 Whitney Dr., Indian Hills CA 92509
909/681-8827 FAX 909-681-9275
[email protected]
Roy, Nicole Quesnel
14869 Pony Ct., Fontana CA 92336
[email protected]
Downey, Mary Lewis
6533 Kelsey Pl., Riverside CA 92509
[email protected]
Filler, Lenore
2316 Palos Verdes Dr. West #1, Palos Verdes Estates CA
310-544-1350 FAX 310-544-7325
[email protected]
Flanders, Nelle Grauel
4527-C South 28th Rd., Arlington VA 22206-3319
[email protected]
Higbee, Kileen M. Johnson
1888 B Springbrook Rd.
Medford OR 97504
(541) 857-8840
[email protected]
[email protected]
Monteverde, Cristina
23 W.675 Rosedale, Roselle, IL 60172
Oza, Vineeta
1720 Ardmore #327, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
[email protected]
Leuenberger, Melissa
443 Bach St., Cardiff CA 92007
[email protected]
Rivera, Angelica Diaz
183 Baxter Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815
[email protected]
Bartok-Miller, Cynthia
9507 Snead Ct, Laurel MD 20708
[email protected]
Bartok, Gina McMahon
* 4617 La Vista Drive, Oakley, Ca 94561
[email protected]
Another year and another move (I know, we Bartoks
don’t stay put long…). This past year, we left Discovery
Bay as renters, and re-entered the buyers market in
Oakley, CA. Within one
week in August, we lost a
baby (miscarriage) and
gained a house. It was a
rough time of transition,
but we’ve come out of it
pretty well. In just a few
months, we had moved in
and found out that there
was another baby on the
way due in July.
With much excitement and trepidation, we anticipated
the birth of our newest family member. On July 10th, we
welcomed our first baby girl, born at home. At 7lbs 6 oz
and 20.5 in long Sonja Brianne made us a family of six.
Our house is full and coming along nicely (John has
completed several projects and painted a good portion of
our home).
John joined the ranks of the unemployed back in March
and was
enough to
begin a new
job in late
June. The time
he was home
was well spent
catching up on
projects and
spending extra
time with the
kids. He is still
working in the
Industry and is
enjoying his new position. We are enjoying his new
schedule—he works four 10 hour days. What a blessing
this job has been and hopefully will continue to be!
Jozsef is now 9, Nikolas is 6, and Connor is two. All
three boys are doing quite well and keeping busy with
school and church activities as well as park days and
mom’s group outings as we can fit them in. We are still
homeschooling and enjoying the flexibility it affords us.
We have settled into our new home and community well.
We are hoping to put down some roots and stay here for a
The adventure continues—and there’s never a dull
moment! We look forward to watching Sonja grow and
learning to live with a little girl. The boys are fantastic big
brothers and Connor has made a smooth move in family
rank—he is very loving toward the baby. Much will
change over the next year, guaranteed. Hopefully we can
look forward to more positive changes than any other kind,
but my prayer is that we take it all in stride and grow from
it. Here’s to growing pains—good and bad! Take care and
may God bless you,
Willson, Gretchen
My husband is weaning himself from AOL (which I used,
too, for many years). Now I have my own:
[email protected] .
Bower, Laura Lepe
2506 Castine Ct, Sacramento CA 95826
[email protected]
Duncan, Darci McLaughlin
9420 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson AZ 85730
520 269-7274
[email protected]
Rice, Rachel Homel
*9905 Leavesly Trail, Santee, CA 92071
[email protected]
Dear Ionian Sisters,
So much can happen in such a short time! Mike and I
celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this year. In those
seven years we have had two children (Annella, 5 and
Isabelle 15 months), started a business, bought a new
home, earned a master's and started a PhD program. So,
needless to say, I am busy. To see what is going in the
Rice Family, visit our blog
One of the things that I have really been enjoying is
participating on Whittier's Alumni Board. Last year I was
elected president, so I would be neglect in my duties if I
didn't encourage everybody to get involved in the
association. One of the best ways that you can participate
is to make a donation to the Whittier Fund (even $5 is
great) and to participate in events on campus. To find out
what is going on with alumni, go to the Whittier online
or visit the Whittier College website (www.whittier.edu)
and click on alumni.
I look forward to seeing everybody at Homecoming!
Rachel Homel Rice
Class of 1996
Adams, Arni Marichelle Paed
2529 Potomac Drive, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Home: 972-539-3291 Cell: 972-800-7307
[email protected]
Anderson, Amy Kaber
14020 Copenhagen, Truckee CA 96161
*Cell 916-769-9512
[email protected]
Arehart, Michelle Marie
2115 Highpointe Dr. #105 Corona, Ca 92879 (current)
3660 Holmes Circle Hacienda Heights, Ca 91745
(parents, still receive mail) (909)734-6234
[email protected];
[email protected]
Belay, Chantelle Soto
91-1089 Namahoe Street 6B, Kapolei, HI 96707
808- 692-9886
[email protected]
Cooper, Christi
3125 W. Warm Springs Rd #1003, Henderson NV
FAX 702-734-1988
[email protected]
Factora, Tanya Regal
12002 Stansbury Dr., Fredericksburg VA 22407
[email protected]
Flores, Micaela (Mica) V.Murillo
2009 Broadland Ave, Duarte CA 91010
[email protected]
Haynes, Joy Popperwell
1038 Alta Pine Dr., Altadena CA 91001
[email protected]
Huffaker, Yvonne Cutler
10340 Pounds Ave., Whittier CA 90603
[email protected]
cell 562-587-8397
News from the trenches: I am BUSY! Well, who isn't,
huh? Being a Mom is a full time job, whether you stay
home to do it, or work away from home. Any way you
slice it, there is always something to do! I have been being
"Mom" to Gavin who is now 8, and Ella who is 4 and
there is not much down time between Soccer, Swimming,
Gymnastics, Music and Piano classes, Baseball and
birthday parties. Gavin is going into the 3rd grade and Ella
is going to move into her Pre-K classroom. It is all very
exciting and full of adventure!
Personally, this last year has been quite a whirlwind! I
started back to school last summer! I am at Whittier
working on my Teaching Credential and Masters and will
start Student Teaching in the fall. I have one unit left to
complete and then I will finish the Masters "capstone" in
the spring. Graduation HERE I COME!! It has been a
really rough transition for the family, but we are finally
getting the hang of it!
Andy continues to teach in Whittier and is returning to
a "coaching" position. He helps teachers to learn better
methods of teaching Math. He has found a real passion for
this and it is awesome to watch him grow!
We are gearing up for our vacation up to the Santa
Barbara area and looking forward to two weeks of
camping and hanging out together. I love my family, and
my life and feel all the more blessed by having friends and
sisters to share it with.
I am on facebook, and would love to see you there, you
can also check out my blog "Trekking Mt. Mommyhood"
for updates on our life:
With loads of "I" love,
4052 Kingfisher Rd., York, SC 29745
[email protected]
Eyring, Erica
801 2nd Ave. N. #205, Seattle WA 98109
evening 206-286-2454
day 425-564-7994
[email protected]
Heavican, Stacy
976 Santa Fe Ave., Ventura CA 93004
[email protected]
Pira, Lindsey Badillo
1846 Via Quinto, Oceanside CA 92056
[email protected]
Quinn, Brandy
*5703 Willowtree Drive Agoura Hills, CA 91301
[email protected]
*mailing address will be new in a month and I don’t have
the new one yet, but my parents’ address will still get stuff
to me*
Stevens, Abigail (Abbie)Robideaux
211 Stockton Ave #4 Capitola CA 95010
[email protected]
Summerell, Toni Amende
8 Standard, San Antonio TX 78254
210-538-8295 Cellular 915-277-8478
[email protected]
Young, Stacie Sexton
4610 N 68th St #441, Scottsdale AZ 85251
[email protected]
*Lewis, Michelle Bookstein
5337 Don Pio Dr., Woodland Hills CA 91364
[email protected]
Getting married 8/8/09!
Longaker, Bethany
11959 SW. Belvidere Pl, Portland OR 97225
503/ 644-4484
Romero, Mia
2317 Hepworth Ave., Commerce CA 90040
213/265-3734 FAX 213/922-4453
Benjamin, Barbara Reed
Gomez, Laura
*31-49 38th Street, Apt. 1L Astoria, NY 11103
702-677-0560 cell
[email protected]
I moved to New York City in January to pursue my
love of theatre and have stage managed several shows:
Mika, at the United Nations, and Atomic for tiyatroglobal
(http://www.tiyatroglobal.org/testweb/), True West and
Plutus, and was an associate producer for a country music
I was also recently named the Resident Stage Manager
for the Curious Frog Theatre Company
(http://www.curiousfrog.org/). I am attempting to get a
teaching position for the upcoming school year since
theatre pays almost nothing and my restaurant job is
crappy. I obtained my NY State certificate, but the
teaching job market is very very tight these days. If anyone
has an connections, please let me know! Other than that, I
am enjoying life in the Big Apple, but missing all my
friends and family on the west coast.
Guzman, Brandy Woder
15220 Los Nietos Ct, Fontana CA 92335
Miley, Meghan
2806-A Menda Ave, Ft Worth TC 76109
[email protected]
Craze, Elizabeth
919 Chatsworth Ln
Redwood City CA 94061
[email protected]
Corona, Allison
2209 Easton St., Montebello CA 90640
[email protected]
Milbourn, Kelly
3160 SW 20th Ct, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
[email protected]
Hello All! This past August I quit my job in Florida
and packed everything I owned into my car (if it didn't fit I
didn't own it anymore) and drove across the country
homeless and unemployed!
I had been accepted in to graduate school out here in
California at Cal State Fullerton in the nurse-midwifery
program. Once I got here, I stayed with friends and sisters
until I found my own place and a job. I am now working
as a labor and delivery RN at Whittier Hospital (not
Whittier Pres, the littler one behind Trader Joe's). I love
my job and the people I work with, but sometimes I just
can't wait until I'm the one deciding if a mom needs to be
cut (for surgery or for an episiotomy).
Being close to DubC again has been fun. During the
2008 pledging I was the Alumni Advisor and I have gone
to quite a few other events this past year.
I try and keep rock climbing but I have not found a
gym close enough that I like to call "my gym". I have gone
climbing outdoors to Joshua Tree and Yosemite, and plan
to take a trip to West Virginia in July. I climbed *almost*
to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite but it started lighting
and hailing when we got there and could not get to the
metal cables. Next Year I guess! Anyone up for a 16 mile
hike?? Hope you all are doing well, and see you at
PS Thanks to Gwen for putting this together every year!
Jody Ihrig Reid
tells her news
Arlene Davis, Carol Skare, Cathi Smith,
Mary Shackford class of ‘57
Jeanne Barnett & Jody Reid
Homecoming 2007–Hartley House
Class of ‘57 out in force
Jeanne at
Homecoming 2007
Ionian Accounts-2009
Balance from 2008
2009 Receipts
2007 Expenses
Postage-initial mailing
Copying Letter
Stamps for newsletter
Copying 10 copies
Foreign Postage
Total Expenses