Monday, May 18, 2009

Diane Marie Eichler 1946-2006

Diane Marie Eichler Mowat
Born: April 20, 1946
Died: November 4, 2006

Diane Marie Mowat Passed away on November 4, 2006 in Roseville, CA. She was born in San Francisco, CA on April 20, 1946 and she had been a resident of Rocklin, CA for the past 20 years. She worked for the First Bank in Roseville for the past 20 years and had worked for banks for the past 42 years. Diane will be missed by her loving family; husband of 40 years, Gerald; her children Elizabeth Martin and her husband Doug, Gerald Mowat Jr. and Katherine Ann Mowat. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason, Matthew and Laura; her mother Elizabeth Eichler and her sister Janet Rey and husband, Larry and by many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4450 Granite Dr., Rocklin. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2006 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln St., Roseville. Interment will take place at the Rocklin District Cemetery. Donations may be made to your favorite charity in Diane's memory.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Less than 2 weeks to go now!

We're still taking reservations if you've just decided to attend.

Reservation forms can be printed here

If you are not planning on attending:
We'd love to hear from you. Please send us a letter of greeting. You can include anything in the letter such as: what you've done the last 45 years, what you're doing now, pictures are nice, your family or just a hello, how friends can contact you. Please email those letters and pictures to Marian. Those letters will be put in a book for the reunion and later will be available on the website with all other reunion pictures.

For those who are attending:

We do need an accurate count of all those who are planning on golfing on saturday. So far we have the following on that list.
Rena Snyder
George Mitchell
Yvonne Westre
Larry Westre
Bob Snyder
Bob Murray
Gary Mendoza
Ron Johnson
Eric Skinner
Mike Ireland

We are still planning several other activites

Connie is having a decorating party and the group will be having lunch.

Kathy Johnson is doing a scrapbooking shop tour.

Marian is doing a quilt shop tour.

If you want spa appointments please let us know.

We'll do a Harrah's Auto Museum tour if anyone is interested

new emails addresses are available on the website for the following:
Judy Fanfelle Wooley
Larry Homer

You may have noticed - I have moved the website to I think I was having some senior moments and too many passwords, so I moved it because this was easier. You may want to bookmark this new location.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Robert "Bob" Bertucelli 1946-2009

Robert "Bob" Bertucelli passed away gently in his sleep on March 26, 2009 after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Bob, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, and 30 year police veteran (7 years with Marin County Sheriff and 23 years with the City of Santa Rosa) will be missed by a long list of people whom he touched throughout his life, including his two sons, Jason of Sausalito, CA and Daniel of Santa Barbara, CA; his brother Ron of San Mateo, CA, his first wife and friend, Linda Henderson of Santa Rosa; daughter-in-law Sarah; daughter-in-law to-be Megan; his many friends to whom he was so close, and finally his two year old grandson Tanner whom he loved so dearly. Bob loved being a police officer for the city of Santa Rosa and was responsible for many acts of bravery that helped keep the citizens of Santa Rosa safe, But later in his life he found a more important love and that was of his family. I think it even amazed him how much he could love his grandson. He could always make you laugh, even when you didn't feel like it, and lit up a room when he walked into it. So here's to you dad. I hope you are teeing off on the 1st hole at Augusta right now with Jack, or landing a big salmon in Alaska with Tom. We will miss you. A Celebration of life to be announced.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Westmoor Reunion Stimulus Package

Not to be left out, the committee has decided to create our own stimulus package. This is a bailout for those who have not sent in their payments yet. Although the original cut off for discounted tickets was April 1st, we have decided to extend that date to April 15th. So you have 2 more weeks to send in your $105 for a weekend of great fun with old friends. Remember when you send Uncle Sam your check, to write one out to the reunion as well.

As our thoughts go to our upcoming 45th reunion you may remember some of the things on this post. It's a celebration of American life in better times (the 60's). Grab a Coke, sit down and enjoy! click here

We now have over 55% of the class on email. We have new email addresses for the following people since our last blog - see the website for the addresses.
Jere Ribble
Jim Quibell
Jane Miller Rende
Herb Meneken
Dan Brachmann
Frank Bento
Gary Hennings
Dennis Tuohy
Vicki Holmgren Pappas
Marsha Langsam Nohl
Al Contreras
Sharon Castle
Pat McGovern
Paul Anibale

We're still waiting to hear from lots of you on your choice of saturday activities during the reunion. We especially need to hear from the golfers so we reserve sufficient tee times.

We're excited that so many classmates are able to come this year and we are looking forward to seeing everyone. We're saddened that so many are dealing with issues of ailing parents and wish them well. Our hearts are with you at this time.

We invite everyone, especially those who can't be with us to send in a page about themselves with or without a picture to be put in a book for those attending to see. You can email me the page or mail it to me. (Email me for a snail-mail address to send it in to.)

Here it is April 3rd and it's snowing here in Utah. Hoping you are having better spring weather.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday activities for 45th Reunion

For those of you looking for something to do on Saturday we have the following proposed activities. Now it's time to start making reservations so we need to hear from you. Send me an email with your choices.

Selection 1: Golf at Wildcreek Golf Club at 11 AM. We are reserving 16 spots for this. The fees we're talking about would be $55 after 11:00 AM. This includes cart and range balls. We need to hear from you in case we have not reserved enough spots.

Selection 2: A day at the Spa - appointments should be made in advance. We are recommending the new Atlantis SPA for appointments. Their website and spa menus are at , If you are planning on a spa experience please let us know so that we can arrange rides for anyone who will not have their own car in Reno.

Selection 3: A scrapbooking tour of Reno led by Kathy Johnson. She promises a fun day for everyone and once again we need to hear from you if you want to do this so we can arrange rides for everyone.

Selection 4: Lunch at the hotel and Ball Room Decorating Party with Connie. Lots of help is needed to make the ballroom into a magical place for the evening dinner dance. Price of the lunch depends on your particular order. Let us know if this is what you choose so Connie will be aware of who will be helping.

Selection 5: Summit Sierra Shopping Center Adventure - This is a ride to the mall for a day of shopping. There's no limit on the cost for this one. Let us know if this is your choice and if you will need a ride.

Selection 6: Here are some other proposed actiities. We need to know if these interest you so we can make arrangements for these. National Auto Museum, Railroad Museum, Virginia City Excursion, Gaming Academy, Lake Tahoe Excursion, Bowling

The reunion is now 10 weeks away and everyone is getting really excited. As of this morning we have 61 paid attendees, 36 who will be paying and 15 who said maybe I will come.

Please remember that the price for the reunion is $105 per person if postmarked by April 1st. After April 1st the price is $125. All reservations are 100% refundable until May 1, 2009. After that date we reserve the right to issue partial refunds if sufficient funds are not available. This is because we have to provide guarantees close to the reunion and may have to pay for meals not eaten, etc.

If you would like to post something to this blog, just email me the content and I will put it on for you or if you want to post it yourself, let me know and I will make sure your name is on that list of blog authors.

We have new email addresses on the website for
Gary Hennings
Bruce Hix
Cynthia Trapani Cerletti

For reunion information:

Our class website is

Reunion Registration forms to print out

Agenda of activites, room reservations and questions about the reunion asked and answered

a list of those committed to attending - updated daily

our blog/newsletter


45th Reunion
Class of 1964
to be held
May 15-17, 2009
Holiday Inn
Sparks, Nevada

Carolyn Faye Hoover 1946-2004

Carolyn Faye Hoover
Fairbanks resident Carolyn Faye Hoover, 57, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She had been receiving treatment for leukemia since November 2002 and had undergone a stem cell transplant in May 2004.

Carolyn was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in San Francisco to Grove William and Augusta Faye Hoover. She graduated from Humbolt State University with a degree in physical education and dance. She went on to earn master's and doctoral degrees in health education from the University of Oregon. Carolyn taught high school in Chester, Calif., and at The College of the Redwoods in Arcata, Calif. In need of a change in attitude and latitude, Carolyn moved to Fairbanks in 1981 to become the curriculum director for health education for the school district. She then taught writing at North Pole Middle School for several years. Carolyn taught drama, physical education, health, and writing at Lathrop High School for many years. She coached gymnastics and the debate, drama, and forensics team. She directed many plays and musicals, infecting students with her love of all aspects of the theater. At the time of her death, Carolyn was employed as a grant writer for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District. This job allowed her to travel to the village communities and work with students in small groups. Memories of these trips were often shared with her caregivers during her illness. Carolyn was also very active in the Fairbanks theater community. She was past president of the Fairbanks Drama Association. Carolyn was known for her directing, lighting, and choreography talents. On every set, whether at the high school or community level, the audiences enjoyed finding the hidden images of Elvis and a flamingo that were her trademarks. Carolyn is survived by her brother and sister-in law, Grove W. Hoover II and Sandy Samora of Millbrae, Calif.; niece Kelli Barkett of San Fransisco; foster son Jake Nelson of Seattle; and her beloved cat Spookie. She also leaves behind many friends, colleagues, and hundreds of former students.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, at University Community Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road. The Rev. Murray Richmond will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairbanks Drama Association, 1852 Second Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701, or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024.

Later this fall, Carolyn's cremains will be scattered by her family and close friends Carl and Jill Addington in Deception Pass, Wash., a favorite, peaceful respite from the world of illness and hospitals.
Arrangements were by People's Memorial and Bleitz Funeral Home, both of Seattle.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Westmoor Achievement Hall of Fame

Did you know this exists and we are not represented
The Westmoor Achievement Hall of Fame honors the best students of each graduating class in the following categories:

Student Body President
Senior Class President
Outstanding Seniors
Social Science
Drama Speech
Industrial Arts
Home Economics
Foreign Language
Boys P.E.
Girls P.E.
Service Award


The list of names on this site start with 1965 seniors. Does anyone out there know the answers for our class so we can submit the names.

here is the list from the other classes.

and while we are at it
Have you looked at this site:
It seems strange to think it has been over 50 years since Westmoor first opened it's doors to students.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What happened on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964??

Why that was the famous night on the Ed Sullivan Show when the Beatles appeared.

You can read about it in detail in this article
And That's the Way It Was: The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
by Bruce Spizer
Beatlefan Magazine, Jan-Feb 2004

...and here we are 45 years later and Paul McCartney appears on the Grammy awards singing "I Saw Her Standing There"..the same song that Bob Bishop, Mike Smith, Jim Manning and Dave Sholin lip synched to in the gym for our Senior skit!!

Thanks to Dave for submitting this great article

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Schools of Tomorrow

Everyone is always talking about the design awards Westmoor High won. Here is an article written about the architect a few years ago

Works writ bold
Architect believes creative design can change how people live
Dave Weinstein, Special to The Chronicle
article written Saturday, October 22, 2005 - to view the article go to this website

Here is the Time magazine article from September 12, 1960.
"Schools of Tomorrow". TIME Magazine : September 12, 1960. Time Inc. (1960).
- to view the article go to this website,9171,897555-1,00.html

We have the following thoughts from marsha wilson miner

"As we gracefully age, there are events in our lives – some daily,

some not--that seem to renew our appreciation for what

we have, rather than what we don’t: each new day, family,

the ability to laugh at ourselves, health and especially

high school reunions. For no where else can we magically be

taken back to a time when a” Bart” was a tough guy, an

“Ivy Leaguer” was a cool dressed collegiate – and, in spite

of our differences, respect for one another was ongoing, not rare.

We always have been and always will be “The class with class.” "

Linda Fratto Brewer was named Public Education Person of the Year by Calif Water Environment Assn/SF Bay Section.

new email addresses on the website
Ray Frizza
Kathleen O'Dea
Jim Fisher

Some comments from classmates who are planning to attend the 45th.
Charlotte Bond
01/16/2009 (1 guest) Yes. It will be nice to see everyone since I missed the last one

Delessio, Odette
10/28/2008 (0 guests) Yes. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there! Never know how many more we can make!

Descalzo, Judi
08/25/2008 (1 guest) Yes. I am looking forward to our next reunion. We always have such a wonderful time together.
I think it is wonderful that after all these years we can still get together and relive our youth.

Phillips, Rinice
08/24/2008 (1 guest) Yes. Had so much fun at the last one am coming again.

Roccos, Elaine
08/23/2008 (1 guest) Yes. Can not wait!

Steele, Robert
08/24/2008 (1 guest) Yes. If Jerry and Terry are coming, I guess I'm locked in!!!!Steers, Carol

Vanham, Carol
01/13/2009 (1 guest) Yes. This will be the first time since the 25th that we will be able to attend. Please send a registration form. Thanks, Carol Vanham Soult

Wilson, Marsha
08/24/2008 (1 guest) Yes. If the 45th is anything like the 40th, it will be a terrific affair! We need to grab onto and enjoy all that makes us happy! See you there.

I've added a music player to the site. If you don't like it you can mute the volume. If there are favorite songs you want added to the mix please email me at

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Westmoor Blue Light Special

The time is running out for the early bird discount on tickets for the reunion. The early bird special runs out on January 15th. So that means your registration must be postmarked by Thursday January 15th to get the $90 price.

Our list of attendees is getting longer with new names being added all the time and we are looking forward to seeing everyone come May. To register go to . To see a list of who's coming go to

AND THE WINNER IS --------- Judi Descalzo Robertson. That's right. Judi won the drawing for one free nights stay at the Holiday Inn for the reunion weekend. Congratulations Judi!!!!

Jerry Ball reported in with the following:"Jim Fisher , Terry Tarrach, Bob Steele and I met at my house in Santa Cruz for a short weekend to get caught up on old times a couple of months ago. What struck me most is when I would close my eyes and listen to these guys talking, it brought me back to sixteen years old sitting around with my buddies. We are dear friends but have wildly different outlooks on life. We range from far left to far right. The funny part was none of these hard heads (including myself) have deviated one centimeter from where they were back in 1962. The only thing that changed was the body these thoughts were housed in. It was a heart warming reunion and made me realize that the best friends I had I have had for more than forty years. "

I also heard from Pam Towne Lutz who writes that she has been happily married for 35 years and has spent most of that time living in Hawaii. She teaches part time at a local school.

Martin Rist is still in Camden, Maine and is active in Commercial Real Estate Investment and Management, world travel to interesting places off the tourist routes and supporting a primary school in Nicaragua. He loves to travel.

Rich Holcomb can be found in Phoenix, Arizona and owns an expresso catering service. I visited his website at and loved the idea.

I am happy to announce the arrival of my 14th granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Gallian. My 2 grandsons are so outnumbered.

We have new email addresses for Dennis Creedon, Rich Holcomb, Frank Bento, Pam Towne Lutz and Kathleen Sarubbi Baran - see the website for those.

Belated Birthday wishes for some and upcoming for others

Robert Steele Nov 13th

Marsha Wilson Miner Dec 3rd

Ruth Ann Dunn Dec 6th

Bruce Muller Dec 20th

Cinda Davidian Dec 30th

Sherry Rosen Jan 15th

Jerry Ball Jan 24th

Carole Gallman Lemaster jan 29th

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