Rancho Alamitos High School - Garden Grove

December 17, 2010
Larry Foreman's recent book "The Dick and Maggie Allen Children of Sparks, Nebraska" became available today on Amazon.com. It's 311 pages with 143 photos. Its centerpiece is 10 autobiographies of the Allen children, including his mother Lena.

Check www.ShoppeForeman.com. Larry is publishing two more (not the author) books - a memoir and a family history by the end of January.

Congratulations, Larry!

November 1, 2010
NEWS: Our classmate, Jackie (Barnes) Powell, will be giving a series of three art history lectures at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on "Impressionism: From France to California" on December 2, 9 and 14, 2010. For further details, see:

October 26, 2010
Howard Hood, RAHS class of '60, passed away September 12, 2010. Our condolences to his wife Jeannie and his sons, daughter, and grandsons.

We would also like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ron Fekete for the loss of his wife Susan "Susie" Stephens Fekete, class of '62, on August 23, 2010.

Martha Silva and Dennis Rushford were married on August 14, 2010. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Rushford!

October 18, 2010
Check out Rick Hain's blog and beautiful art at http://august64.blogspot.com/

August 13, 2010
Congratulations to David and Jill Spector who tied the knot in July! We are glad to hear that you recovered so nicely from your recent surgery, David, and wish you both much happiness!

Thank you for the very interesting bio and walk down memory lane, David Starich, (class of '63).

There have been some new Vaquero Sightings that you might want to check out! If you're planning to get together with a classmate, take along your camera! Send your photos, news, and updates to us at info@rahs62.org!

July 26, 2010
We are sad to report that Mark Allen Seals, class of '62, passed away on January 2, 2010. If you would like to add something to his memorial page or need his wife, Cynthia's address, please email us: info@rahs62.org. Thank you for passing along the information, Jim Marcum.

July 20, 2010
Donna Muto Fairfield, Class of '61, died June 21, 2010 in Placentia, California. Thank you to Dan Flanagan for forwarding Gail Leiter-Long's note regarding Donna's obituary. If you would like us to add something to Donna's memorial page, please email us: info@rahs62.org.

Bob Foster, class of '62, Anita Henry Cross, class of '64 and Cindy Smith Sopher class of '61 have been added to the directory. Thank you Cindy for letting us know about the passing of Myrna Weaver, class of '61. If anyone has any more information about Myrna or anything to add to her memorial page, please email us at info@rahs62.org.

July 16, 2010
Found classmates: Cathi Tenerelli Wilder, class of '62, Richard Stephens, class of '63, Charles "Chuck" Stockham, class of '62. If you need the login information for the class directory, please email us at info@rahs62.org

July 9, 2010
Two new alumni have been added to the class directory: Candi Lall Pugh from the class of '60 and Colleen Vanderpol Nelson, class of '61.

July 5, 2010
Nancy Reno, Class of '62, and Connie Baker Mattson, class of '63 have been added to the directory.

Sad note from Martin Garisek, class of '63: "I regret to inform you of the passing of Steve Mullins. He died June 26th from complications of pneumonia and Supra-nuclear palsy."

June 17, 2010
We are sad to report that Norma Jean Fletcher Gilbert passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Norma also went by the last name of Wallace.

June 15, 2010
Don Guild and Wes Hinze, class of '63, have been added to the class directory.

Many thanks to Don, Wes, Doug Rowell, Bonnie Hansen North, Jackie Johnson Howes, Richard Stone, and Mike Skogh for sharing some great pictures and news articles. Check out the "Random Vaquero Sightings", "Memories", "Scrapbook" and "All Alumni Picnic 2010" sections for the new photos and articles.

And a special thank you to David Starich, class of '63, who submitted his photos of the Class of '63 20th Reunion!

Old (and new) classmate photos, stories, and news articles are always appreciated!

June 8, 2010
Patricia Lynn Seldon Davis, class of '64, Glenn Stewart, class of '63 and Barbara Eisenberg Purdy, class of '64 have been added to the directory.

Bonnie Hansen North sent in a couple of photos from the All Alumni Picnic - 2010. If you have photos you would like to share, please email them to us at jrt@rahs62.org.

May 31, 2010
"With the tears a Land hath shed. Their graves should ever be green." ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich!

What's new? Bonnie Hansen North, class of '63 50th Anniversary Reunion committee chairperson, is now forming the class of '63 50th Reunion planning committee. Check the class of '63 50th Reunion page for updates.

New classmates that have been added to the directory are: Susan Waysack Cartwright, class of '63, Peter Loreque, class of '63, Connie (Handy) McGray, class of '63, Susan (Eynon) Amodt, class of '63, Doug Rowell, class of '63, Celeste (Laus) Jones, class of '62. Wesley Choate and Linda Heintz, class of '63, have been added to "Classmates Gone".

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

May 22, 2010
Four new classmates have been added to the directory: John Thurber, class of '61, Mike Skogh, Class of '63, Charla Helsley Koska, class of '62, Rick Kendall, class of '63, and Richard Stone, class of '63.

May 18, 2010
We hear that the second annual all alumni picnic last Saturday was a success and a fun time was had by all. Representatives from the class of '62 included Reggie Brown, Karl Ohmer, and Tim Howard. Kenny Hedgepeth has posted some pictures on his Facebook page.

Walt Unger was doing some spring cleaning and ran across two class pictures that he sent in from Marie L Hare: Mr. De Hart's class (1955) and Mr. Poulshock's class (1956).

Thanks to Bonnie North, class of '63 for forwarding us some neat news clippings from 1959 that Mike Skogh, also from the class of '63 so kindly provided. The news article contains photos of a luau at the home of Jim Isham. Guests included "THE" Steve Martin.

Mike Skogh (class of '63) sent a beautiful memorial tribute to Barbara Sloane - class of '63.

Happy Memorial Day!

May 14, 2010
David Starich, Class of '63 and Nancy Strosnider Bond, also Class of '63 have been added to the directory.

May 11, 2010
Three new classmates have been added to the class directory: John Nelson, Sandra Jacobs Capella and Kay Calloway Mangone.

May 2, 2010
Dear class of '62,

On Sunday evening you should have received an invitation from Barrie Smith to attend our Rancho Alamitos High School Class of 1962's 50th Anniversary Reunion, March 16 and 17 2012. Tickets for this event are now on sale. If you did not receive the email invitation, it is posted online at the following link along with the reservation form and details of the reunion: http://rahs62.org/50threunion/. Please check back often for updates.

New classmates have been added to the directory: Elizabeth James South RAHS 62, Sandy Scipione RAHS 64, Gerry Mayton Smith RAHS 61, Warren Bilbrey RAHS 62, Sandra Rhoads Schayltz RAHS '65.

Marjorie Darling RAHS 61 has been added to the "Classmates Gone" section along with a list of several classmates from the class of '63 sent in by Carl Reese. Gail Caserta's memorial page has also been updated. Let's not forget our lost classmates - memorials are always welcomed!

Don't forget the 2nd annual all alumni picnic coming up on May 15th. You can download the invitation at the following link: "http://rahs62.org/comingevents/".

Happy Spring!

March 30, 2010
We have a new home! Hopefully it will be easier to remember...if you find any problems or broken links, please contact us.

We have added a couple of new sections: Random Vaquero Sightings! and Coming Events! If you reconnect with a classmate for lunch or whatever, take along a camera and send us a pic! We will post it in Random Vaquero Sightings. If you have an event you would like to announce, send us the information and we will post it in Coming Events.

If you haven't already sent in your bio, we encourage you to sit down and write a brief account of life since high school (work, family, hobbies, milestones, etc - short or long). Many thanks to those who have already submitted their stories.

We are still looking for missing classmates - anyone want to help call?

Look for RAHS Class of 62 50th Reunion information soon.

Keep in touch!

January 30, 2010
Linda Halbrook Weaver (RAHS '62) has been added to the directory. Also, photos from the class of '62 20th Reunion have been added (thanks to Alice Judd Cather for the memorabilia).

Please bear with us while we re-organize and update the website and please report any broken links you find or any problems you have with the site.

Don't forget to send in your bios - long or short - please! And if you need the password to the online directory just email us!

We still have a lot of missing classmates to find - who would you like to reconnect with? (Or should I say "with whom would you like to reconnect?") Send us a request and we'll send you some leads!

Keep in touch!

January 22, 2010
A sad note from Carol Winn Canfield:

Trudi (Sigeske) Covey ask me to let you know that her husband Dave Covey passed away today 1/22/2010 at 5:41 p.m. His son Jeffrey was with him when he passed. Please pray for the family, this has been a long road for them all. Memorial service plans pending, maybe 2-3 weeks.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Covey family.

January 18, 2010
For a news update from Barrie Smith and the class of '62 50th reunion planning commitee, click here: 50th reunion - 2012.

January 14, 2010
A note from Jim Currie:

I wanted to let you know that David Spector called me from the hospital (in New Jersey) yesterday to let me know that he had suffered a "cardiac event" at work last week...he was taken to the ER and they confirmed he had suffered a heart attack. Subsequent testing revealed blockages in all the major arteries of the heart and he will be having triple bypass surgery, now scheduled for next Monday.

He sounded in good spirits on the phone and not in any pain..nor did he sound apprehensive. I got more detailed information tonight by talking with his gf, Jill. Unfortunately, she is currently stuck in the Dominican Republic (near Haiti), where she was attending an educational conference. She is flying out tomorrow to be with David...her flight was supposed to leave today, but had been cancelled.

She had more detailed information than David seemed to have when I spoke with him and she will keep me posted. The doctors say his heart itself is very strong and the prognosis is for a full recovery.
We all wish you a speedy recovery David!

January 13, 2010
Best wishes for a wonderful 2010 to all alumni and friends of Rancho Alamitos High!

We are very excited to have found another missing classmate - Marilynn Vaughan-Holton. Marilynn has three children and five grandchildren. She would love to hear from you. Please email us if you need the password to the online directory.

The 50th reunion committee plans are moving right along. Minutes of the meetings along with pictures are posted on the 50th Reunion page. We're still looking for missing classmates so any help you can give will be appreciated. You can find a list of missing classmates here: http://rahs62.org/missing/