South Gate High School

W'55 Reunion Number 50
7 October 2005
6 PM Cocktails - 7:30 Dinner

3901 Lampson Avenue
Seal Beach, 90740
(562) 596-4425



The last public activity held by the Winter Class of 1955 was the 50th Reunion on 7 October 2005 (the 55th reunion will be in 2010).  The facility was the "Old Ranch Country Club" in Seal Beach, CA. It was a great reunion as you can see from the pictures. The tables were decorated with colorful center pieces and each table had a "favor" for the guests. Everyone was involved and reminisced about the "good old days" at South Gate High. For some it was their first reunion since the graduation of 1955. It was hoped that all in attendance would be able to attend the next one - #55 for the class of W55!

The previous public activity held by the Winter Class of 1955 was the 45th Reunion on 11 November 2000 (the next one will be on 7 October 2005).  The facility was adorned like the Sock Hops that were held in the SGHS Gym. There was crepe paper and balloons strung from the ceiling and a festive mood was enjoyed by all. The tables were decorated with '55 minature autos and angora dice spun atop classic 78's.  The walls were covered with musical notes and rock 'n roll records adding to the delight of all.  Classmates rocked around the dance floor to the "oldies but goodies" records that were played on the juke box. Everyone was involved and reminisced about the "good old days" at South Gate High. For some it was their first reunion since the graduation of 1955 and for all attendees it is hoped that they will return for the next one 7 October 2005 (and for any others after that)!

Many thanks to the committee that worked so very hard and made this reunion a success. Click here to see a photo of the previous Reunion Committee . The members of the 50th Reunion Commitee are listed in the following table:
Jeanine Warner Benson
Alicelynn Ekberg Cockrill
Harlene Nichols Goodrich
Judy Griley Jandelli
Colleen Cunningham Kealey
Earlene Baker Lefler
Carol Adams Marsh
Marian Schye Moore
Paula Gatti Moran
Deanna Smith Pepper
Kathy Gordon Tate
Sally Sidebottom Wilkerson
Our thanks go out to all of them. Their hard work and activities on our behalf were spectacular and were greatly appreciated.

(from Nan Lefever Castor)
New Reunion Photos
(from Marian Schye Moore)
W55 Class History
(from Rambleback '55)
List of Known W'55 Members
(Click on Name to get to Photo/Bio page)
NOTE: W'55 Reunion 2000 Attendees Shaded Light Blue (36)
NOTE: Members in shaded black are deceased
Adams, Carol (Marsh)
4011 Bryant Court

Cypress, CA 90630
Anderson, Danny
Box 640

Forest Knoll, CA 94553
Anderson, Meryl Anderson, Myrna (Evelyn)
6265 Marlborough Drive
Goleta, CA 93117
Anderson, Pat (Howell)
132 Calle De Gama

Anaheim, CA 92807
Anthony, James Artello, Melinda Armendariz, Richard
8161 Kingfisher Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Baker, Earlene (Lefler)
3150 Soft Breeze Dr #2177,B17

Las Vegas, NV 89128
Beckstrom, Lucille (Romney)
10893 Conestoga Drive

Covered Bridge Canyon

Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Bender, Richard
17332 Hillwood Place

Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Bowen, Mary (Lentz)
13245 Verdura
Downey, CA 90242
Brimhall, Wayne
6384 Balcom

Encino, CA 91316
Budwig, Bob
1701 Dinuba #156

Selma, CA 93662
Cappell, Frank
Encino, CA 91336
Chapman, Janice (Truehoft)
4996 Mahr Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94556
Corbett, David
6225 Muirfield

Goleta, CA 93117
Cunningham, Colleen (Kealey)
17844 Canehill

Bellflower, CA 90706
Daniels, Kenny Dean, Janice
Easlick, Arla (Olejnik) Ekberg, Alicelynn (Cockrill)
8901 Circle R View Lane

Escondido, CA 92026
Estes, Phyliss Farrel, Richard
Featherston, Drew Foster, Diane (Axworthy)
3779 Lakewood Drive

Yorba Linda, CA 92686
Forsyth, Gayle (Pfeider) Furbish, Nancy (Upton)
15670 Canna Way
Westminster, CA 92683
Gatti, Paula (Moran)
12034 Edgeworth

Whittier, CA 90604
Gehrigh, Ted
6851 Dogtown

Coulterville, CA 95311
Gordon, Kathy (Tate)
5892 Marion Avenue

Cypress, CA 90630
Griley, Judy (Jandelli)
5142 Obispo Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90712
Havard, Don Haley, Mike
1675 Vine Hill Road

Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Hayes, Janice (Russell)
145 Painter Lane

Vista, CA 92803
Headley, La Wanna
Henry, Bob
8704 S. 65th E. Place

Tulsa, OK 74133
Happell, Fred Hossler, Hal
P.O. Box

Riverside, CA 92517
Jones, Clarence
Jones, Milton
59 E 600 No. Coon

Farmington, UT 84025
Kulper, Melvin
13932 Via Napoli

Riverside, CA 92503
LaCroix, Pat (Mock)
33372 Coral Beach

Dana Point, CA 92629
LeFever, Nanette (Castor)
282 N. 300 W.
LaVerkin, UT 84745
Leivan, Don Lindsey, Howard Lopez, Bob
2362 Navajo Circle

Bishop, CA 93514
Lott, Raymond
Lucas, Larry
557 Lucerne

Placentia, CA 92670
Lyons, Rex Maffei, Jean McCall, Bart
699 N. Vulcan, Unit 30
Encinitas, CA 92024
Menighan, John
12743 Cedar Street

Hesperia, CA 92345
Milne, Bill Mitchell, Eleanor (Morrison)
4851 Greywood

Long Beach, CA 90808
Moore, Bill
Montague, Jacques
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Nichols, Harlene (Goodrich)
222 6th Street

Seal Beach, CA 90740
Nicholson, Larry
16428 Woodruff

Bellflower, CA 90706
Nowell, Barbara (Lawrence)
711 E. Harmony Land
Fullerton, CA 92631
Nuckols, Jackie (Penning)
356 Dolphin Drive N.

Oldsmar, FL 34677
O'Neilin, Harold
10460 E. Nova

Bellflower, CA 90706
Orta, Fernando Park, Louise
Perry, Wayne
8281 Commonwealth Avenue

Buena Park, CA 90621
Perryman, Albert
136 Acacia Glen Drive

Riverside, CA 92506
Pfaffenberger, Richard
2924 Willow Creek

Grapevine, TX 76051
Pitrucha, Eddie
Pope, Jerry
690 Rainier Road HC023029 BC

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Preston, George
931 Bristol Road

San Dimas, CA 91773
Preston, Pat (McDougall)
P.O. Box 232

Keller, TX 76244
Pries, Sandra (Brittain)
7556 El Escorial Way
Buena Park, CA 90620
Puccio, Don
5334 Los Coyotes Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92264
Raabe, Jim Raisty, Lois (Bathurst)
2511 Tovar Lane

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Randolph, B.G.
1644 Bolsa Chica #84
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Ratcliff, Patsy (Venable) Recknor, Marcia (Fouladi)
901 S. Country Club Drive

Gallup, New Mexico 87301
Reilly, Eugene Rickon, Dick
Rincon, Gloria
10012 Rosewood

South Gate, CA 90280
Roth, Shirley (Butterfield) Ryan, Janice (Fiesel) Sands, Janet
Sawyer, Sonya (Richardson)
62 Stanton Street

San Francisco, CA 94114-2313

(415) 641-4131
Schaefer, Bob Schulke, Pat (Rice)
23750 Carson Drive

Pioneer, CA 95666
Schye, Marian (Moore)
19542 Constellation Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Scott, Pat (McDowell)
1560 W. Superstition, Sp. 25

Apache Junction, AZ 85220
Sexton, Glenn
P.O. Box 3310

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Sidebottom, Sally (Wilkerson)
3361 Oak Knoll Drive

Rossmoor, CA 90720
Small, Pat (Hester)
611 Valley View Drive
Endwell, NY 13760
Smith, Deanna (Pepper)
14910 San Ardo Drive

La Mirada, CA 90638
Sorensen, Joan (Real) St. Martin, Lon Stonebreaker, Beverly (Cass)
5180 Avenida de Despario
Yorba Linda, CA 92686
Stowe, Barbara (Cole)
217 Leucadia Road

La Habra, CA 90631
Strickland, Ray
12468 Monticito

Seal Beach, CA 90740
Taylor, Dale Taylor, Mike
Taylor, James
211 Cliff Avenue

Winthrop, MA 02152
Theal, Janice (Nemecek)
3785 Totem Drive

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
Thompson, Robert
8037 Fuente Avenue

Oak Hill, CA 92345
Trainham, Anita (Trick)
1734 Ransom Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Ufholtz, Julie (Graves-White)
6640 View Acres Dr.

Paradise, CA 95969
Ronald Ulrich
12847 Tewksbury Drive
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 620-0202

Valenzuela, Caroline Van Horst, Dixie A.
39737 Road 274 #28
Bass Lake, CA 93604-9745
(559) 642-6443
Vande Velde, Donna (Williams)
740 Vale

Anaheim, CA 92806
Verebely, Jean Vilhauer, Denton
5619 White Court

Torrance, CA 90503
Warner, Jeanine (Benson)
20091 Crater Circle 
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Warr, Doug
29952 White Wake Drive

Canyon Lake, CA 95287
Watts, Marilyn (Chapman)
5031 LaVeda Avenue

Visalia, CA 93277
Webb, Doris Wehrle, Marilyn (Starkey)
White, Keith Wilson, Bob
2627 Creekside Drive

Lodi, CA 95242
Wuertemberg, Charles .

The following table shows the known members of the Class of W'55 who have passed on

Anderson, Meryl . . .
Easlick, Arla (Olejnik)
30 Mar 1937 - 14 Jan 2012
Featherston, Drew
20 Mar 1937 - ?? Oct 1990
Havard, Don
10 Oct 1936 - ?? Mar 1986
Lott, Raymond
25 Apr 1937 - 24 Apr 1989
Menighan, John
14 Jul 1936 - 11 Apr 2008
Milne, Bill Moore, Bill
28 Feb 1936 - 14 Sept 2000
Pitrucha, Eddie
23 Apr 1937 - 19 July 1995
Raabe, Jim
24 Jan 1936 - 1 Jan 2009
Randolph, B. G.
9 June 1937 - 19 Oct 2003
Reilly, Eugene
5 Sept 1937 - 13 Mar 1999
Ryan, Janice
13 Dec 1937 - 5 Jan 2006
St. Martin, Lon
15 Apr 1937 - 27 Nov 1986
Taylor, Mike
19 Sept 1938 - ?? Mar 1980
Wehrle, Marilyn (Starkey)
23 Jan 1937 - 7 Apr 2000
White, Keith
27 Sept 1937 - 14 Feb 1999

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