Judi Hamilton Loya
Monday, August 18, 2014
Oh My Gosh......I had the most wonderful time at our 55th reunion.  I want to thank the committee AGAIN.  They always do a wonderful job.  It was low key which made it really comfortable for most.  I had so much time this time to actually get prime visiting time in.  Thank you again for making this a very special time for our class of 59....
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  john duncan
Monday, August 5, 2013
great 4 years.how many went to SELBY LANE and GOODWIN?
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  Sam and Berit Flora
Monday, October 19, 2009
The attached picture in the previous message did not copy; I entered it into, "Classmates."  Sam
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  Sam and Berit Flora
Monday, October 19, 2009

Thank you everyone for a memorable week in the Bay Area, with our two days at the reunion as the highlight.  Sorry to be tardy with my update:  I attended Foothill College for two years and graduated from Claremont McKenna College after Sequoia.  During the summers, I pounded nails as an apprentice carpenter.  I played baseball as a freshman at Foothill and as a junior at Claremont.  The Army extended my draft for six months to allow me to graduate in February of my senior year.  I attended boot camp at Ft. Ord and OCS at Ft. Benning, Georgia.  I played baseball a little in Washington, D.C. while in the Army and less in Germany.  I met Berit, a Norwegian nurse, when she asked to ride the Army horses.   I worked, studied, and/or traveled in central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North Africa, and the Middle East for two years after my separation from active duty (I was still a reserve officer).  My sister, Frances Flora, died young of an aneurism in 1969.  Bev Capurro, Joan Haughton, and Frances started the Cheroketts.  Fran attended Stanford for a while, married twice, had two wonderful children, and worked primarily for Westgo.  Berit and I married at the “church on the rock” at the end of Euclid St. in Redwood City.  I received a Masters in Urban Planning from San Jose, which followed an adventure as a PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University.  I worked as a municipal planner throughout the northwest over a thirty year period with an interruption for a decade in real estate and work overseas as a planner. 

I started work in Alaska because two of my boys had tuition waivers/scholarships either to run or ski at UAA.  I’m retired from planning now.  Berit coordinates patients for the heart surgery program at Alaska Regional Hospital.  Erik, my oldest son leads the APU cross country ski program and is the 2009 “international coach of the year” for the US Ski Team.  Bjorn is starting his clinical training towards a medical degree (MD) in Michigan.  Lars is focused on making his third Olympic Team in Vancouver as a cross country skier.  He starts his racing this year on the World Cup in Norway (If motivated and/or in position to support an Olympic athlete please contact me by phone or Email for a brochure svf@gci.net (907-349-4839) http://www.larsflora.com).  “Thank you,” for those inquiries about Lars, who still has to compete and make the US Team for the Olympics.  We have two granddaughters and a grandson, who are as high energy as their parents, Erik and Gretchen.  Cross country skiing is the family sport.  Berit and I travel a fair amount to Norway and other places that have snow.  We immensely enjoyed our first visit (the reunion) to the Bay Area, since I started full time as a planner for Foster City in 1974.  Berit especially enjoyed the other spouses, hiking in SF, the sun, and running on the beach in Aptos.  The reminiscing especially by her husband became old quickly.  It’s huge that the committee inspired over half of the class to attend the reunion dinner.  I especially was sad to see my friend Tom Uyeda’s name on the Memorandum list; he was a true competitor and a good guy.  The three days to me was similar to a movie:  entertaining but too short.  Upon returning from the reunion, Berit and I started our winter ski group at APU.  Take care and, time will tell, could see some of you again.  Sam and Berit Flora


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  Jack Kennedy
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Steve, et al:

You really did a great job.  What a memorable evening.  The only thing I missed was the Sequoia fight song.  If I had known it wasn't going to happen, I would have offered to lead at least the first verse, which I still remember, I think.

Also, I thought you were going to provide us with some email addresses.  I'm looking for Art Bush, in particular.  Do you have one for him?  If you're not comfortable giving them out, please forward this to him so I can get in touch.  Thanks.

- Jack
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  Bonita Hofeling Ades
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Kudos to the committee. You did a great job. What a fun time. I think my husband even had a good time. It was great to see everyone. The walk downtown & walk around the school was so much fun. What great memories. Bill & Linda the walk was great. Charlene, it was good to see how beautiful Sequoia was. You must be proud to have been a part of this project.
Thanks for the memories

Bonita Ades
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  Daloe "Dee" Baiz
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Hello everyone! My husband and I were so glad that we could attend this reunion and it will be on our minds, forever!  The committee did such a great job, they really are a team!! Great stuff!!  So many old classmates to see and chat with, with time permitting. I enjoyed all of them. And, they all look good. Back to the grind now...and glad to be back home, with family/friends too. Let's have a picnic next time ok?  Take care and may God bless. 
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  Sandy J. White
Monday, October 5, 2009
I send my most heart filled thanks to our wonderful committee for a class reunion that will never be forgotten. Take a "long bow" Steve, Wendy, Barbara, Yoshi, Gail and Kathy for hours of hard and devoted work on behalf of all of us...There is no doubt you are "ALL" the very best!... Many thanks again.. Sandy J White (Dana)
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  Carie Engel Povar
Monday, October 5, 2009
Dear Committee:
What a spectacular 50th Reunion.... Everyone had a great time and I am so glad that I attended. It was wonderful to see friends from high school. This was a great experience and I will remember this event for a long time.  Thank you for your hard work and not giving up.... You are the best!!
Carie
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  PATRICIA DEGIOVANNI ANDRADE
Sunday, October 4, 2009
it's over but will never b forgotten i had the best time of my life and thank u committee for all u did i know thank u is not enough for all the dedication u put in and thanks go'es out to your spouses for all the time u gave god bless u all for the timeless memories and the more u gave me this past weekend i will carry them with me for life and treasure them as well do get the rest u all deserve
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  Bonitda Hofeling Ades
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Hello All
I'm a little late doing this. Since I have been retired I am busier that ever.  After high school I attended CSM. Wasn't too successful   I became a Stewardess for United Airlines in 1962. Had a great life with lot's of travel & experiences. I flew 41 years. I retired in 2003 & went back to school, Metropollitain State College of Denver. I will graduate in Dec. I am not the oldest graduate, but pretty close.  I now run a class for Fearful Flyers with the Colotado 99s. (Women Pilots) &  Frontier AIrlines(volunteer).  I am also an Ambassador at Denver International airport (volunteer).
I married Jon in 1967. He worked in the ski business for many years & opened his own business, van converstions. He retired 2 years ago.  We have two children Aaron 37. He is an IT guy. He & his wife Laura have 2 boys, Roman 4 & Ryan 9 months Rebecca, our daughter is 31 & is a  RN. She & boy friend Anthony, make beer.& are great cooks. Rebecca will attend a Culinary Pastry class in Jan.  
We have lived  in Littleton CO for 32 years. Both kids live in Colrado also.  I still have 2 brothers & 1 sister in CA. Saw them all last month.     

Reunion team has done a great job! The web site has made me smile!     See you all tomorrow night.
Bonita Hofeling Ades                                                   
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  Beatrice Terranella
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Hi Everyone....      Semiretirement is great!!!  However, sometimes events overlap.  Wishing you all a fabulous 50th. and much kudos to the committee.......            bea 
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  Barbara Gerboth, Allen
Saturday, September 26, 2009

My thanks to the Committee Members for thier time, their creativity, and their hard work in planning Sequoia's 50th Class Reunion.   A spendid job!  A great website.

It has been fun reading the memory book.  I have enjoyed reading all about everyone that signed in.

The length of the Memoriam list surprised me and I am saddened by those that can not be with us. 

I am excited to see all of you and share in the Celebration of the 50th. My husband Joe and I plan on attending all three days of the celebration.  See you very soon!

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  Prue Parsons Miller
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hi Everyone,

I am saying "hello" now, because we will not be coming.  This is the very first one I have missed!!!

Circumstances changed for us, after the stock market crashed!!! So much for retirement.

To everyone going, have a wonderful time and send pictures please, especially of Yoshi.

Love and Blessings to all,,

Prue
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  Curt Talbott
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Really looking forward to the reunion!! See you all there!
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  Roger Hanlon
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Great job committee members
I am finally going to my first reunion
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  Ione Cheesebrough Cunningham
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Will be there for the big 50th with bells on.  Well, maybe not bells.  Ill be the one with the gray hair. Sorry to have missed the picnic.  We were on our way to Alaska. Yes, it was great fun.  I met Lu Caraccia's sister and we visited a lot.My brother, Bill, was at the picnic and said it was a lot of fun. So sad to see how many of us are no longer here, but very glad to know we're gonna have a big reunion.  See you in Oct. 
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  Karen Gleason (Johnson)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
 I'm looking so forward to the weekend.  My daughter is not coming home for her 20th reunion, so I'm free to come to my 50th! Much as I'd love it if my husband came too, he will not be joining me.  I feel like a teenager again thinking about our times at Sequoia.  Thanks to all the hard working committee, it will be great fun!   Karen
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  Carie Povar (Engel)
Friday, September 4, 2009
Hi Everyone!!
I didn't think I was going to go but my son & daughter surprised me and gave me a airline ticket for San Francisco, they wanted me to go and enjoy the reunion for my birthday which is October 1st, ???? I didn't think that I would be spending my birthday weekend in 2009 at a wonderful 50th high school reunion.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone.
Carie
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  Diane Emick Savoia
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We are coming to the reunion, but cannot register for the memory book.  Somehow, the computer program must not like my face.
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  JEANNIE GRINSELL (HOPKINS)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
YOUR COMMITEE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB!  I HAVE JUST CHECKED YOR WEB SITE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEK.  I WASN'T PLANNING TO GO UNTIL I READ SOME OF THE INFO AND AM NOW EXCITED TO REUNITE WITH SO MANY OF YOU===I'LL BE COMING ALONE WHICH IS SCAREY FOR ME.
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  Doris (Eads) Peacock
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Went to the Sequoia Alumni Picnic today.

It was great to see old classmates.  I am eagerly awaiting Oct 2 and 3.  Hope to see many of you there.

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  Linda (Smith) Gilmore
Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This is going to be so much fun Judi and I just got off the phone We are making most of the week for this get together. She is coming to Rio Vista for a few day Then we will be off to the bay area.

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  Joan Jones (Hutchings)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I am so happy that you who are planning this (gasp) 50th reunion for the likes of me, are accomplishing what you are!  A big thank-you!
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  Bill Jennings
Saturday, June 20, 2009
50 Years? No Way!! I blinked and don't recognize the guy in the mirror. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone even if we have to read name tags to recognize each other! Thanks to our GREAT reunion committee for all the hard work and time put into this wonderful event.
 
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  Dolores Garcia English
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
 
Hi folks, this is Dolores English (Garcia), thanks very much for the invite and information about the 50th class reunion. I can not make it. It seems like everytime there is a reunion, my husband and I are catching a flight somewhere.
I truly can not imagine anyone, well maybe just one person who could remember me. I was learning english during my short time in high school, the truth is that I could hardly be understood back then. I do remember Steve and Yoshi, I think I shared a class with them.
By the way, I dont see Steve Hull's name on the list, what happened to him?
All my best to you and have a great weekend!
 
Dolores English
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  Judi (Hamilton) Loya
Friday, May 29, 2009
Got my tickets, got my reservations..ready to go.  From what I have seen on this web I will never recognize anyone.  Are we wearing name tags with senior pictures????
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  Adolph (Al) Giovannoni
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Great website.  Looking forward to seeing many old friends in October.
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  Lorin W. Myers
Monday, May 25, 2009
It is great to hear from so many of our class.  My wife and I are looking froward to being at the big reunion in October. I have had contact with a few 59 grads, but not too many, but am so saddened by the list of those we will not see.
I am retired and living just outside of Medford, Oregon.
See Ya Later
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  Ann Morrison Adams
Monday, May 25, 2009

Time passes quickly....and who is having a 5oth reunion.......certainly not us!  
I was in town several months ago with my daughter to return with her to my roots, and what a grand time we had. 
It will be such fun being together again.  Question is.......will we recognize each other?  Not important...it's the Sequoia bond of the class of 59 that really counts. 
Until then take care and live each day to the fullest.
Ann
 

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  bill miller
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
i have never been to a reunion looking forward to seeing who i remember
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  Susanna LeValley (Neubauer)
Friday, May 15, 2009
The Committee is doing a great job.  See you in the October.
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  Michael (Bingham) Anderson
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Looking forward to the reunion.

Michael
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  Daloe "Dee" DeBenedetti-Baiz
Monday, May 4, 2009
So nice to see a great website from the committee! What a great job and so impressing. WOW!  Hope to see most of you all at the reunion! Can't wait. 
Ciao, 
Dee DeBenedetti-Baiz
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  Allan Romander
Monday, May 4, 2009
Present and accounted for!!  Looking forward to Oct. 2-4.
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  Bob (Beegie) Graham
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Hi Guys,  this is fun!  Hope I can recognize most of you!!
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  Rodger Coon
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Great job you guys. Looking forward to seeing you all.
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  Glenn Joesten
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Looking forward to seeing everybody in October--I've enjoyed the emails from several classmates.

Glenn Joesten
Yreka, CA
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  Robert (Bob) Bregante
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
My thanks to the committe for all the hard work they've done in putting together the 50th. My wife and I have enjoyed reading the various messages. Look forward to seeing all in October.
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  John Zoboli
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I have been watching the progress of this reunion from the start. Those involved deserve a huge WELL DONE. I am looking forward to the October date and seeing old friends. I live in Reno, NV and will place items in the Reno newspaper regarding the reunion in case some of the missing are in this area.
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  Shirlie Claytor
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This website is great. I enjoyed it immensley.
Thank you.

Shirlie Claytor
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  Glen Stimpson
Monday, March 23, 2009
Just saying hi!
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  Bonita Hofeling Ades
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is a great web site. You have done a great job. I have r4ad many of the message. Boy, does this bring back memories. 
How did we get this old.?                                                                                               
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  Hal Erpenbeck
Monday, March 23, 2009
Guys and Gals of the committee, You have done a really great job with this website. Looking forward to see many of you at the reunion. More later!
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  Bonnie Arluck
Monday, March 23, 2009
Great website. Congratulations to those that created it.
See you all in the Fall.
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  Ruth"Ginger" Rogers Silverman
Monday, March 23, 2009
Hay, This looks great! Nice work on top of all the work you have already done. The reunion is going to be wonderful THANKS! See you all then.
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  Donna Newquist (Hauck)
Monday, March 23, 2009
Steve and Committee,

WOW! What a great job.  I have been following this whole process and couldn't be more impresesd with all your hard work.  Looking forward to seeing old friends.

Donna Newquist (Hauck)
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  Bob Cassetta
Monday, March 23, 2009
Steve, The website looks great, cannot belive the memorial list, it is so long. Looking forward to a great reunion. I really have a full plate but am willing to help if I can.
bob
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  Leroy Milam
Sunday, March 22, 2009

Steve,  Excellent website for our class... Looking forward to our "50th"
Leroy in Castro Valley, CA

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