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January 8, 2012
Aloha Classmates -- And, as we welcome 2012, Happy REUNION Year!!
The following 45-Year Reunion Committee Members just got back from a reunion venue visit:
Kathy (August) Jiminez
Cheryl (Baurhenn) McDaniel
Debbie (Frame) Schopper
Shirley (Murillo) Delgado
Jerri (Georgia Quinones) Alvera
Becky Stoney Bautista
And we've got great news to share with you about our 45-Year Class Reunion!
We've found the perfect place!
Rosemead High School - Class of 1967
45-YEAR REUNION WEEKEND
Sheraton Four Points Hotel - Ventura Harbor
"No Host" Reception - Friday evening, September 14, 2012
Golf Tournament - Saturday Morning, September 15, 2012
Reunion Dinner/Dance - Saturday Evening, September 15, 2012
Optional Classmates Breakfast - Sunday, September 16, 2012
Contact: Becky Stoney Bautista
We hope to have the details/contracts finalized within the next few days -- and we are planning to have a reunion package in the mail to the classmates listed in the class directory before the end of January.
The Bautista 'Ohana
2296 Oldridge Drive
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-5637
phone: (626) 961-3742
May 4, 2011
A sad note... RHS '67 Classmate, Christine (Steck) Lambert, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in a hospital near her home in Pacifica, California. Chris, who loved antiques, owned and managed a small antiques business. She is survived by her husband, Steve, their children, and two granddaughters. There will be no formal service; instead, close friends and relatives will gather in a Celebration of Life in Chris' honor. In lieu of flowers, cards and remembrances would be appreciated. Please send to Chris' husband, Steve Lambert, 1528 Terra Nova Boulevard, Pacifica, California 94044.
Friend and former RHS teacher, Mr. Bill Gallagher, passed away on Labor Day,
September 7, 2009
May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter,
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.
-- An Irish Blessing
RHS '67 PLANS 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!
A 60th birthday party for the Rosmead High School Class of 1967 is planned for August 8, 2009. For more information and for a copy of the event flyer (with RSVP form), click on the following:
o Event Information
We're at the point in our lives where "Senior Moment" will soon take on a whole new meaning... So why not CELEBRATE this milestone together!
SATURDAY - AUGUST 8, 2009
6:00 PM until ??
The American Legion - East Pasadena Post 280
179 No. Vinedo Avenue
Pasadena, California 91107
Make your plans TODAY to be a party of the birthday celebration!!
UPDATE - SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2008
by Becky Stoney Bautista
Following her critically acclaimed first book, NO ONE'S SON, a new book by author, artist, and RHS '67 Classmate, GAIL (KOLL) PICADO, has just been published. A copy of Gail's latest book, WHAT MADE THE MOUNTAINS, which Gail also illustrated, can be obtained by contacting Gail directly at
On October 15, 2008, several RHS '67 Classmates met at Di Pilla's Italian Restaurant in Rosemead to celebrate Gail's latest success. Front Row, left to right: Jeri (Georgia Quinones) Alvera, Cheryl (Baurhenn) McDaniel, Pamela Martin, and Debbie (Frame) Schopper. Standing, left to right: Gail (Koll) Picado, Shirley (Murillo) Delgado, and Becky Stoney Bautista.
'Got Together With A Classmate Or Classmates Lately?Have You 'Done Something Fun, Exciting or Special Recently? Did You Move or Just Get Back From A Wonderful Vacation? Are You Involved In A Club, Community Group, or Charity? Did You Recently Celebrate A Milestone Anniversary, Retire, Start A New Career, or Take Up A New Sport or Hobby? Maybe You Got Married or You're A New Grandparent (maybe even a GREAT-Grandparent...)? If you have Classmate News you'd like to share, send an e-mail -- with photos if you have any -- to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from YOU!! -- Becky
UPDATE - JULY & AUGUST 2008
by Becky Stoney Bautista
GARY MOTT and his wife, Jean, have settled into their new home
in Blanchard, Oklahoma. You may remember that Gary was unable
to attend the reunion last summer because torrential rainstorms
and bad weather in the Midwest impacted construction work on
his homesite. Gary, who really enjoys golf, had been looking
forward to vacationing from his Air Force duties in Oklahoma
and playing in the Sunrise Golf Tournament with us. You may
contact Gary at his new email address:
GEORGIA (FRENCH) NELSON and husband, David, are living in Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin. Georgia, a senior executive with Southern
California Edison/Edison International for many years, retired
after a successful and distinguished business career. Georgia
is not really "retired" however... She still works several days
a month on behalf of various interests and involvements. Georgia
can be reached at email@example.com.
While vacationing in Cherokee County, Kansas, I got to spend
a day with JACKIE (ZIEGLER) STROBL, who lives in Webb City,
Missouri. Jackie, formerly a loan officer in the automotive
industry, now manages her real estate holdings and owns an online
antiques & collectibles business. Her son, daughter & son-in-law,
and her two cute-as-can-be grandchildren, live nearby. Zipping
around town in Jackie's BRIGHT ORANGE VOLKSWAGON, we attended
a farm auction and visited Jackie's booths in a local antique
store. You can send a note to Jackie at
Jackie (Ziegler) Strobl (left) and Becky Stoney Bautista enjoy
catching up in Webb City, Missouri.
UPDATE - JUNE 18, 2008
Aloha Dear Friends & Classmates,
Funeral Services were held for RHS '67 Classmate & Friend Baldwin
"Bud" Nainoa Kalama, Jr., on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the
LDS Chapel in Yucca Valley. Bud suffered a fatal heart
attack on June 10, 2008.
Our floral tribute, a beautiful, oversized, triple-orchid lei,
created for us by Cindy's Leis in Honolulu, was draped on the
altar behind the casket throughout the service. On the front
of the card, attached to the burgundy-maroon lei ribbon, was
a hand-drawn RHS home game football jersey, with "33." On the
reverse was Bud's senior high school photo surrounded by a lei.
The text, "Aloha Nui Loa Dear Friend & Classmate - RHS Class
of 1967," was beneath the photo.
Following the family viewing (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.), in which
I took part, the casket was closed and Pallbearers Ron Kalama
(Bud's brother), sons Nainoa Kalama, Ilima Kalama & Lukela Kalama,
and family members Tyler Rivas, Kevin Cook, Jeff & Nainoa Nicholsen
led the procession into the chapel. The family casket piece
was a magnificent arrangement of white anthurium, white Hawaiian
naupaka, white Hawaiian protea, white double carnations, long-stem
white roses, and white ti leaf.
Bud's younger sister, Keahi Scholer, served as chorister. Cousin
Wayne Kalama offered the opening prayer. Bud's daughter, Lani
Nicholsen, was the first of the four Kalama children to eulogize
their father. With remarkable poise, Lani, Nainoa, Ilima, and
Lukela each shared thoughts and insight regarding their father.
Bud's brother, sons and nephews harmonized in beautiful, memorable
acapalla voice to sing "Going Home." Bud's brother, Ron, and
fellow San Bernardino Sheriff Officer/LDS Bishop Jeff Prudholm
were the speakers. Bud's sister, Kathleen Kelsey, finalized
the service in prayer. The recession music was "Aloha Oe'."
It was during the recession that I noticed that every pew in
the chapel was completely filled, the sliding curtain at the
back of the chapel had been opened, the entire basketball court,
stage area, and foyer was completely filled with mourners. It
was "standing room only" throughout the entire complex. There
were well over 350 people in the building.
Following the service, our lei tribute was draped over the family
piece, where it remained throughout the burial service and internment.
At Montecito Memorial Cemetery in Colton, Gary Alba and I watched
as the gravesite was dedicated by Bishop Carl Fonoimoana. The
San Bernardino Sheriff's Color Guard, including a bagpiper,
were a part of the gravesite service. As mourners gathered together
under trees to await the arrival of the hearse, a windchime
tinkled in the soft breeze.
It was a very warm day and the final service was brief. As the
casket was lowered, Bud's widow, Carol, led the group with her
floral aloha. Family members and other attendees followed. In
addition to a collection of shell leis and Hawaiian salt from
the Kaululaau 'Ohana, I left a kukui nut and mock orange lei
from the RHS Class of 1966 on behalf of Mark Bell and his RHS
Led by Cousin Valerie Kalama, some family members gathered to
sing "To You Sweetheart, Aloha." We stood together around the
gravesite and sang "Aloha 'Oe" in Hawaiian and English to conclude
Although I needed to head for home, the day concluded with a
repast held at a hall in Menifee.
I pray that each of you will remain strong, well, and in God's
Becky Stoney Bautista
Rosemead High School, Class of 1967
RHS '67 40-YEAR REUNION EVENT - JULY 6, 7 & 8, 2007
● July 6, 7 & 8, 2007 About the 40-Year
Reunion: News & Photos
● Pre-Reunion Information - Letter to
● Pre-Reunion Invitation & Information
● Reunion Reminder Notice
UPDATE - JUNE 21, 2007
● June 19, 2007 - Marinelli Stadium