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  • 1. ARAGON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF „7240 years later…(version 2)
  • 2. August 4, 2012 Berkeley, CA
  • 3. Bruce AllenIve been working for a living since I left Aragon.Now Im day trading and position trading.
  • 4. Candice Silverii (Rogers)It‘s hard to believe it has been40 years since graduation.Overall, life has been verygood to me. I have a wonderfulhusband of 10 years (Marlen),two beautiful children (Mary-age 20 and Nick-age 15) andtwo wonderful stepchildren Sarah, Rob, Marlen, Candice, Nick(Rob- age 25 and Sarah-age 19). Animals are my passion.Many wonderful horses, dogs and cats have enriched my life. MaryI attended college at C.S.M and U.C. Davis. I studied Zoology as an undergraduate and ExercisePhysiology as a graduate student. I worked for 15 years in the field of Exercise Physiology. I thenworked in the family business (auto parts) for 15 years. For the last 10 years I have worked inaccounting.Before my marriage to Marlen, I lived in the Bay Area and Reno. Since marrying, we have lived inNashville, Oklahoma City, France and Indianapolis (current residence). Living in France for a year wasone of the highlights of my life. We thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in theculture, food, language and travel.By next summer we hope to ―semi-retire‖ and move to Park City, Utah. We are looking forward tospending more time enjoying the outdoor lifestyle that we love.
  • 5. CAROL KLINGER Julie Klinger, Patti Noe, Bebe Smith, CarolCarol‟s wedding to Anthony Garrett
  • 6.  Went to CSM with Aragon Alum Patti Noe - transferred to UC Berkeley, where Aragon Alum Martha Johnson and I shared an apt. and where I played in the I-House Quartet with Sue – studied film semiology in Paris - studied broadcasting at SF State, and shared an apt. in Berkley with Patti - played with Sue at Marthas wedding Met my husband Anthony Garrett while working at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco - Sue Smith played at our wedding, Martha Johnson and Patti Noe also attended - visited Aragon Alum Katherine Cheney on her husbands pueblo during our honeymoon Worked at Viacom Cable Network and KPIX after grad school--moved to DC and worked for CBS-- moved to Los Angeles, and worked with Aragon Alum Jane Galbraith at Fox TV--moved back to SF, worked for KNTV in San Jose, where I saw a lot of Aragon Alum Barbara Finnerty, at KCSM where I worked with Aragon Alum Cole Crew, and at KPFA in Berkeley Had Thanksgiving with Katherine Cheney in White River, Arizona while she was in treatment for breast cancer. She died from it later. I attended her funeral, which was exotic beautiful and sad. I had the privilege of providing food for her journey. Moved back to DC to work for NPR – Associate Editor on ―All Things Considered‖ Visited Martha Johnson almost every time I came back to California until her death caused by MS. I miss her very much. Attended Susan Yael Siegels (Sue Smith) Bat Mitzvah in Chapel Hill, NC. Im looking forward to our reunion!
  • 7. I booked Benjamin Bratt for an interview about Pinero. It was my idea. We ran out of styrofoamcups, so I washed out my own ATC mug and let him use it for water during the interview. He likedthe mug so much he asked me if he could keep it. I hesitated and said, "I dont know. They dontmake these mugs anymore…oh, okay!" and he leaned over and kissed me. All the younger womenwere in a twitter when they saw it. I decided maybe I could get a little mileage out of it at home, butwhen I told my husband, he had no idea who he was. I had to point out a picture of him with JuliaRoberts on the cover of US Magazine to give Anthony an idea of how famous he was.Ive only sung in one club once…it was a folk club in Paris, with some French Paris Metrobuskers, but Ive joined a choir in every city Ive ever lived in.Getting caught visiting communist East Germany illegally was the most dangerous thing I everdid, though. I didnt get arrested, luckily. The Germans looked scary in their shiny high boots anduniforms with epaulettes, but they didnt know what to do with me, so they decided not to doanything. They turned out to be pussykatzen!Come to think of it, if thats the most dangerous thing I did, outside of hitchhiking, white waterrafting, and cross county backpacking in winter, Ive lived a very safe life. Im sure most Dons tookmore risks than I did.
  • 8. David EisenbergHere is Pat and our two sons Joseph - who is a FamilyPractice MD in Portland and Ben who is an attorney inWashington DC This is a picture of our grandkids taken last May at Bens graduation from UC Berkeley Law From Left to Right Bens kids Via, Avi and Kai and Josephs kids Faith and Elijah
  • 9. David WeeI received my B.A. in Social Welfare from U.C. at Berkeley and Master of Science Social Workdegree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1978.I worked briefly with the California Connection providing advocacy services to former heroinaddicts and Alameda Child Protective Services in the Emergency Response Unit. I joined the Cityof Berkeley in 1981 and retired as Mental Health Program Supervisor for the Mobile Crisis andHomeless Outreach Program on April 27, 2012. I now provide consultation and training ondisaster mental health and crisis intervention services.I married Kim Sharrar on June 15, 1986. I have three children, Michael, age 25, Melissa, age 22,and Laurel, age 17. I have lived in Berkeley since 1989 and enjoy camping, travelling, andvacationing. I have just returned from a relaxing post-retirement celebration in Maui. I have co-authored a book titled, Disaster Mental Health: A Primer for Practitioners.
  • 10. Debbie Ruiseco (Venturelli)Ive been living in Miami, FL since 1986. My husband Robert & I have 2 kids, boy and agirl, theyre both married. We have 2 grandsons from my son & his wife so far. We enjoycruising & all forms of travel to explore different places.
  • 11. Devin Harris(Callaghan) With husband Rob Daughter CareySon Kevin, D.I.L. Kristen Granddaughters!
  • 12. Have not been in touch with anyone from Aragon for quite awhile, although my family still lives inthe same house in San Mateo, where I grew up. But, glad to be back in touch and have enjoyedgetting in contact again and reading everyone‘s bios and seeing photos. I recognize all of you!After graduation, I attended UC Davis, where I met my soon to be husband. I was majoring in ChildDevelopment at the time. We married in 1974 at the ripe old ages of 20 and were married for 22years. During that time, we lived in Los Angeles, where I got my RN from Mount St Mary‘s College,and he went to medical school at UCLA. We had 2 lovely children, daughter, Carey and son, Kevin(now 32 and 30). We moved to Ventura for my husband‘s internship and residency, then toPlacerville, CA where he could be a ―country family practice MD‖ and we could raise our childrenin the beauty of the foothills and the Sierras.We divorced in 1996, so I returned to school to obtain my masters in nursing and my family nursepractitioner degree. I have been practicing family practice, seeing patients for the last 12 yearsnow. I met my 2nd husband while cross country skiing. He is from Australia and ended up movingover here permanently in 1998. We married in 2001, after he survived supporting me through arigorous academic schedule, while I also worked full time. I figured that, if he could stand me afterthose 2 ½ years, we could get through anything together. He has a daughter, who is wonderful andis about the same age as my childrenI have a lovely 3 mile commute to work, and my husband, Rob, works from home as ageophysicist/consultant for the man he sold his company to last year.We hike, still cross country ski, play tennis and have travelled to several places in the world,including England, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Australia 4-5 times.My children have been very successful at supporting themselves and have great jobs. Mydaughter is a specialty pharmaceutical rep in Los Angeles, and my son is a mechanical engineer,living with his wife, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old twin girls, in Gilbert, Arizona.Life has been very good to me and I try to enjoy every day of it! Hope to see some of you inperson soon!
  • 13. Diane Harada (Yamauchi)After high school, I went to UCD then San JoseState for a Nursing Degree. I have worked atthe same hospital since I graduated as anemergency department nurse. I also work at aSurgery center. Call me a workaholic!I have 2 sons, Bryan and Steven, who aredoing well and both working. Thank goodness.I love to travel. Of course my favorite place togo is Hawaii. I have been to Alaska, New Orleans, Machu Picchu, Peru, Japan andwill be going on a Mediterranean cruise.Las Vegas and LA are fun too.I plan to go to the SF opera to see Larry Ragentplay his French horn. Ill let you know when I amcoming Larry.It was great to see everyone at the reunion.Thank you John and Diane for letting us come to your beautiful home.
  • 14. Gary KaneMy autobiography (never to make the NY Times best seller list) consists of college, post graduatein a masters program, happily married and living in the Bay Area for thirty years (maybe thatmakes me remarkable) with two wonderful boys whom will be marrying soon. Started my career asa teacher but ended up working with my father as an accountant.
  • 15. Gwen Brass (Schultz) After graduating from high school, I bummed around a bit, living in Tahoe and trying out different majors in various colleges. I probably win the award for most colleges attended and areas of study tried. What can I say, Im interested in everything. I ended up at CU-Boulder where I majored in wasting my dads money. After only one semester someone ran into me on the ski slopes and broke my ankle, so I came back home where I ran into an old friend who was in court reporting school. That sounded good to me so I immediately enrolled and voilà - ISons Jeff, Tim, and Jesse, found something I was really good at. I did take a year off inhusband Jim. Dear departed the middle of school to live in Tahoe once again, where I finallyMcKenzie (lab) and Buddy got the ski bunny thing out of my system.(golden).
  • 16. Back to court reporting school where sadly, my dad passed away before seeing me finally graduatefrom something.While waiting to take the CSR, I landed a job at a sporting goods company where I had a great timehobnobbing with famous athletes and traveling around to various trade shows and ski events. Theyeven sent me to Switzerland to tour the Toko ski wax company and I trained with the Swiss Olympiccross-country ski team. My sports-nut then-boyfriend-now-husband was very jealous when I got to goto dinner with Ricky Henderson.I finally passed the CSR, married Jim, and my fun and fabulous 20s were over. Court reporting turnedout to be a great job for me as it allowed me to work and still do what I had been waiting my whole lifeto do - have babies.Actually, I had been waiting my whole life to have girl babies, but life is funny that way. I married a guywhose family only produces boys, so we ended up with three of those. Turns out boy babies were whatI was waiting for all along. Who knew.In 2001 Jims company opened a satellite office in Mukilteo, Washington, and offered to transfer anyemployees who were interested. Having remembered what a nice clean city Seattle is (Jim says itsbecause it gets washed down once a day) from my trade show days, and because we had always talkedabout moving to the PNW, we decided to make the move. When we came up to check the area out, wefell in love with Whidbey Island and moved up in August of 2001. Whidbey is 35 miles northwest ofSeattle and we take the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry back and forth.
  • 17. When we moved, our kids were getting ready to enter 8th, 6th, and 4th grades. I stopped workingand became a stay-at-home mom. I continued to do a lot of volunteering, which Ive alwaysdone, and eventually as the years went by and the kids got older, I started picking up some littlepart-time jobs here and there until I had accumulated 6 of them and keeping track of them became abit much. With two kids in college at the same time, I decided to return to court reporting in2009. Had I known how hard it would be to get back into the workforce, I would never havecompletely quit. I only am recently back to something approaching full-time. I still have a couple ofthe part-time jobs and too many volunteer commitments, but am slowly ditching those that need togo.I sell tickets on Tuesday nights at our small-town movie theater, which I love. Sometime I work in thesnack bar, which I also love. I can dispense popcorn and pop like nobodys business. Around 2007 Iwent to floral design school and became certified as a florist. I tried doing that professionally butdecided it was way more fun as a hobby. I do prom flowers for the kids I know and take on theoccasional floral job now and then, mainly so I dont lose my license.Our children are now 24, 22, and 20. Last year we became grandparents to--you guessed it--a littleboy. Our oldest son lives in Walla Walla. Our middle son just moved home in July aftergraduating. Our youngest is living in Seattle while going to college. He comes home on weekendsto visit his son.My mom still lives in the same house on Oak Valley Road that I grew up in. My younger sister andher family live with my mom. Janice is a counselor at Hillsdale High School (shes such atraitor!), My older sister Karin lives in Redwood City and is an electrical designer, and my brotherJohn splits his time between Mexico City and Truckee and is a pilot.When not working or volunteering, I enjoy gardening (actually I just like to walk around the gardenadmiring the weeds with a glass of wine in hand), cooking and entertaining, tv andmovies, reading, and occasionally updating my blog.
  • 18. Jane Galbraith Frances With Marshall With Martin
  • 19. Currently in public affairs at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, specializing in waterresources. Previously Director of Communications for Los Angeles City Councilmember TomLaBonge and Asst. Press Secretary to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Did four years as vicepresident of a public affairs firm advising outreach strategies for such clients as the Los AngelesPublic Library and Los Angeles International Airport. Spent 15 years as a working journalist – 10 atthe Los Angeles Times and five covering the motion picture industry for Daily Variety and the FoxNetwork. Graduated from Cal in Communications and Public Policy and got an MA from Stanford inCommunications. Married to Martin with twins (Frances and Marshall). Reside in the ―Miracle Mile‖area of Los Angeles near the Tar Pits (everyone knows where they are!).
  • 20. Janet Bevis (Brundage)My husband, Michael is amusician, owns a guitarShop here in Redlands, CA.I am a medical transcriptionist.I lived in Hawaii for two years, got married there and had my first daughter, Michelle. I have threechildren, Michelle (36), Jessica (34) and Max (26). We have a total of 8 grandchildren, my husband hasa daughter from a first marriage who has 4 of them.We moved to SoCal in 1977, lived in Orange County til 1989 when we moved to Redlands. Now wereold. The End. Just kidding!! Life is pretty good, love the grandkids.
  • 21. Jill Coleman Shana With Victor, in SlovakiaIt has been such a pleasure to reconnect with so many old and dear friends through this reunion! I loved seeing the photos of everyone and am sorry I couldn‘t attend! I don‘t have current pictures to post but there are lots on my Facebook page! It‘s hard to summarize a50-something life in a few lines, but generally, I had a long career incorporate Human Resources which took me from San Francisco to Europe (in 1985 and 1996).Along the way I had a marriage to a Brit, which ended in 1989. As a self-employedContractor/Consultant, I unexpectedly relocated to Europe, and have had the chance to work allover the European continent, and in Asia. The move also reunited me with a former Portugueseboyfriend, Fernando, who I had previously met in the 1980‘s ―backpacking years,‖ and we havebeen together ever since. I live in Faro Portugal. In the 2000‘s I got my certificate for teachingEnglish as a second language, and in more recent years have taught internationally, including inPortugal, Brazil and Slovakia. Also in the year 2000, I began to learn about the concepts of realitycreation which I found resonated deeply with me, and I have studied and tried to live them as best Ican since. I have never had kids, but my partner Fernando has a now-adult son. I‘ve had a rich life,with ups and downs, unexpected twists and turns, like everyone, but have seen a lot of the worldand enjoy being a ―world citizen‖!With affection, Jill
  • 22. Joan Taber Joan, Anya & John Anya & Maggie SassyWe live in the small retirement community of Florence, Oregon, pop. 9,000, on the Central Oregoncoast. I graduated with BS from UC Davis and MA from SF State University. John & I work at thelocal medical center: Peace Harbor Peace Health Medical Center. I work as the RegisteredDietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.John has a large extended family in the Eugene/Corvallis area where we enjoy visiting his brothers,sisters, nieces & nephews. We enjoy kayaking, hiking, backpacking and gardening.
  • 23. John Rosenberg Diane, Eli, Adrienne, John
  • 24.  Too many years in school ( 4 in college, 5 in medical school, 4 in residency) - Trained in psychiatry---seemed the most fun of all the specialties I investigated First practice opportunity with a medical group in Oakland---a great learning opportunity as I learned I should not have taken that job Briefly worked for the psychiatric residency training program in San Mateo ( the old Chope hospital--San Mateo County Psychiatric residency program) - Then 17 years as a medical director in charge of adult programs at Alta Bates in Berkeley Happily married for 29 years---to Diane Gerstler, from New York ( but she has now been in the East Bay for about 35 years) I have a son ( Eli) in Brooklyn---where Berkeley kids go to age, like a fine wine, before they return for good to the West Coast ( or so we hope). He works as a reporter for The Brooklyn Paper---and loves it! I have a daughter (Adrienne) who just returned to California after a year in New York ( also Brooklyn)----now she has to start figuring out what she wants to do with the rest of her life ( with a degree in Anthropology) Neck injury in 2005 ended my skiing career---I‘ve given up my fantasies of being the guy in ―Downhill Racer‖---(was that Robert Redford?)--but I‘m otherwise healthy, and grateful for that. Served as Chief of Staff at Alta Bates for 2 years, which was completely fascinating, but exhausting. Best part was that this allowed me access to a very high level of gossip ( the inside story about all sorts of characters working at the hospital) Currently my work is in psychopharmacology and consultation--working with a mental health group in Berkeley. I gave up hospital work 7 years ago, as I had tired of working weekends.
  • 25. Kathe Nathan (Dehnel)Married 32 years to DonOne daughter, Nicole. Nicole just finished with all the classes she needs toteach any elementary grade as well as math for middle school through highschool. I couldnt be prouder of her.I work for a local, community bank as a relationship manager, helping clients with their totalBusiness Banking needs including deposits and loans. Cant say being a Banker is a highly regardedposition these days but I know my clients feel everything I do is with their best interest in mind (BA:Im sure you disagree!)I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel to some very awesome place with my dad, includingRussia, Myanmar, Europe, Baja Mexico.Still in touch with some of my high school friends, including Candice Rogers Silvereii who was mybest friend in elementary school. A real joy knowing friends for almost 50 years. Kathryn, Sue andRita as well.
  • 26. Kathleen NoonanThe most important outcome of the last two decade is seen in one of the photos. Our son graduatedfrom high school in June and will be attending UC Davis, Dept of Chemical Engineering. Othermembers of our family that reside on our small ranch in the East Bay hills include 4 horses, 2 dogs, 15chickens, thousands of bees, 2 cockatiels and one very spoiled indoor cat. Along the way weve hadlots of fun; baseball, boy scouts, backpacking, skiing, and horseback riding. I consider myself a verylucky lady!
  • 27. Kathy White
  • 28. In Memoriam: Class of 72Katherine Drake MerrillCheney Nancy Mich,Shelly Davis Gary Wright,Sue Glasson Tim YoungGene Marey
  • 29. In Memoriam: Martha Johnson
  • 30. Laura MerloOne day in 1976 I was outside the house I shared withfriends in Mill Valley, talking to a prospective buyer of mylittle yellow Triumph, which I had to sell because Icouldnt afford to replace the leaky convertible top. Ourneighbors son was visiting from college and happenedto be talking to a prospective buyer for his pickuptruck, which he was selling because he was about tomove to Potrero Hill and start law school. We got totalking and one thing led to another and we got marriedon 7-7-77 in a park in the redwoods. There was a Matt, Laura, Teo, Alanwonderful bluegrass band.Eventually, I got a bachelors in journalism and became acopy editor at the S.F. Chronicle and Matt became aprivate practice attorney. Although we had agreed not toreproduce (too messy), we got bored with trying newrestaurants, going to parties, being thin and throwingmoney around, so we reneged and had a kid in 1987. Ispent our tenth anniversary in a panic, wondering 1.)how to entertain our 2-week-old son, Teo, and 2.) whetherI would survive maternity leave, let alone his entirechildhood. Merlo Girls: Laura and her sisters
  • 31. I did, along with a few sluggish brain cells, and our adorable son thrived. To justify our steep learningcurve, we had a second kid on the last day of 1991. Of course, Alan was totally different from hisbrother, sleeping often and accepting a pacifier, so we never got the chance to show off our parentingskills.Newspapers began their decline in the early nineties, and the Chron offered buyouts to thin the ranks. Iaccepted and went back to school to earn my teaching credential (English at the high school level).Then I started Eagle Eye Editing from my home office and never again had to wear stockings or use ared pen, plus I could snack at whim. I just closed the editing business at the end of June. Matt turnedout to be really good at his law thing. He even ran for judge once.In 2009, Teo graduated UC Berkeley in International Development and started law school in Washington,DC. He graduated in May and his sweetheart and their two cats have been living with us this summerwhile he studied for the California bar exam. Hes in Day 2 of that three-day ordeal as I write this. Alan isgoing into his third year at McGill University in Montreal, also majoring in International Development. Atthe end of August, he and I are taking a road trip from Calgary (where hes working as a campcounselor) through the Canadian Rockies. Banff, Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway -- it should bebeautiful.Thats how it is for me. I look forward to reading about you. Have a great time at the reunion.Wishing you all the best,Laura
  • 32. Laurie Reyen (Neakrans) Laurie & brother BobSandi Skale, Sue Engman Lazear, Laurie, Cristal Sellman Carter
  • 33. I was just talking with a friend this week about how much influence those 4 high school yearshave had on everything from taste in music to inability to wear high heels ( raised onplatforms, my feet never adapted!) I live in Santa Monica and work at UCLA as a Clinical NurseSpecialist in Pediatric Gastroenterology/ Nutrition Support - Have been down here for pretty muchmy whole adult life but get up to the Bay Area often to see the family –Besides work am godmother to 6 teenagers, young adults courtesy of friends and familymembers who trusted me to be "auntie" to their kids so keep busy keeping up with all of that -major hobby is quilting so am very involved with multiple community groups around that - went tothe Aragon 50 year school anniversary last October and met up with Kristel Sellman, Sue Engman, Sandy Skale and Ann Becker - had a great time with them . It was an all class reunion so brotherBob was thereAm not going to be able to come up in August - I volunteer as a nurse at the Painted Turtle ( on ofthe Paul Newman camps for kids with chronic medical conditions) and my week there conflictswith reunion - will think of you all and look forward to seeing pictures and hearing stories form thereunion!
  • 34. Linda Plank (Shneider) With Steve With Linda Donley Matt ChrisOur wedding, 1978. Top: Bob Patch (70), Jim Alderman(71), Steve, Richard (70) ,Mike Elliott (71). Bottom row:Jeff Eisenberg (70), Greg Komisarek, Ron Noyes (71)
  • 35. After some earlier jobs I ended up at Kaiser where I have been for thirtythree years working at four different Kaisers. I have been a fileclerk, secretary, medical biller, financial counselor, and now an EmergencyRoom Department clerk up in Roseville.I have been married to Steve Plank 34 years who is a 1970 Aragon Grad.I have two grown sons- Chris, 30, lives in NYC and wants to do musicaltheatre. Matthew is 26 and lives in SF with 4 guys and works for Adobe.I love living in Rocklin. We have been up here for 12 years, have greatneighbors and still do lots of stuff with Linda Donley and other friendsfrom Aragon, including all of Steves old softball team who he has playedwith for over 25 years.I studied photography for 3 years and enjoy doing that on the side. I lovehanging out in my backyard listening to music, throwing balls for myMutt, Corona. Enjoying the hot weather we have up here. We have anoutside Tiki bar and we enjoy hanging out with friends.
  • 36. Lori GradingerLori with wife Annie and kids Rachel, Sam and Zoe Sally and Gil with their 11 grandchildren and 1 grand-daughter-in-law
  • 37. Lora Moore (Bolyan)
  • 38. After graduating from Aragon, I attended U.C. Davis and obtained a degree in Applied BehavioralSciences with an emphasis in Interior DesignI began my career in San Francisco with a well established design firm working on various commercialprojects throughout the Western States. I loved it!I advanced to a ‗better‘ design job in Orinda and then transferred to Sacramento to establish a satelliteoffice. Eventually I formed my own company and had a very successful run until the economy took anosedive and I found my client base greatly diminished.At this time my husband‘s efforts in commercial real estate/property management were starting to payoff so I transitioned over to his side of the office. I also became pregnant and had my one and onlychild, Thomas.My son is now 21 years old and attending the University of Chicago, majoring in economics. And alltold, I very proudly claim him to be my life‘s best work.My husband passed in 2007 after a tragic illness. I have moved on and am finding tremendous joy andsatisfaction in my life. I am independently employed, working part time in accounting and documentmanagement for a couple of law (litigation) firms. I seem to have quite a knack for organization that hasbeen the backbone of my successes. I also am a seasonal income tax preparer, utilizing work skills thatI picked up from my husband‘s CPA practice.I own a modest but absolutely beautiful home with a tremendous yard that receives quite a bit ofattention from me on a regular basis. I‘m an avid swimmer getting into the water and gym daily. I enjoyall forms of the arts, and I travel frequently. I have a wealth of friends and family that I am close to. Lifehas been very good to me, and where I can I endeavor to give back.Thank you to Susan and all who worked to bring us together. While I did not make the reunion I lookforward to reconnecting with my Aragonian peers.
  • 39. Marc PrimianiWith Leanna & Nic
  • 40. Sorry we missed everyone. We are at a friend‘s wedding in the Hamptons this weekend and thenvisiting my brother Peter next week on his farm outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.After high school, I went to the University of Colorado where I skied a lot. After that, I got a law degreefrom Santa Clara and a Master in Law in tax from NYU, and then was a tax lawyer in the entertainmentbusiness in Los Angeles for what felt like a long time. I also skied a lot. In 2000, I left the practice oflaw to work for an internet company and in 2003, started a wealth management company. I stillmanaged to ski a lot and to buy a place in Aspen so I could ski even more. Despite my efforts tocontinue screwing around, our company has been very successful and now manages about $9B for800 families throughout the US.Because I skied a lot, I couldn‘t find time to marry. Had to travel, have fun and try everything about8X over to get it out of my system. Then I met my wife, got lucky and got married. Leanna has twomasters, a PhD and is a concert, film and television composer who also conducts for symphony andopera. I love her and she doesn‘t let me get away with shit. But she still lets me ski, play ice hockeyand go heli-skiing with my buddies (we just went on our 20th trip and I have only had to be dug outonce), so she is ok.We live in Santa Monica about a block and a half from the beach with two black Labradors, Fargo andBismarck. Our cat Snoop unfortunately got eaten by a coyote (in Santa Monica, for god‘s sake). In anonly in Los Angeles moment, I got my SAG card this year and will be in JJ Abrams Star Trek2 nextsummer. Maybe a new career for me? Finally, and most importantly, Leanna and I are blessed tohave a beautiful and healthy 3 1/2 year old daughter named Nic (named after my father). Yeah, I knowI‘ll be 72 when she graduates from high school…but I can‘t think of anything better than spending thenext 15 years watching her grow up.
  • 41. Marcia Drucker-Holberton RhondaWith Dave Shana
  • 42. After I graduated from Aragon in the summer of 1971, I went to CSM for a year, studied broadcastingand worked at KCSM-TV. I transferred to Washington State University, where I worked at both KWSUAM and TV and graduated in 1975 with a BA in Communications. I was hired by KCBS Newsradio, andin 1976 I married my first husband. In 1978 we moved to Virginia outside of Washington, DC.I spent a few years directing industrial training videos, and after burning out I went to work fulltimewriting government proposals and software documentation for a group at GE. At the same time, Ifreelanced to WETA-TV where my first husband worked as an audio engineer. In college I was threeunits shy of a minor in music and in one of my classes I learned to read orchestral scores. I didn‘thave much confidence in my ability, though, until he pushed me to be his audio producer for one ofthe Fourth of July concerts at the U.S. Capitol in the early 1980s. After that, the show‘s producerincluded me as a freelancer for about ten years and also asked me to do a couple ―In Performance atthe White House‖ programs.I collected a number of music scores signed by their composers. The one I treasure most is HenriMancini‘s Baby Elephant Walk. I remember he was surprised and tickled that anyone would want hisautograph. Mr. Mancini had a great sense of humor. Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich was the easiest towork with (albeit at arm‘s length) and brought the best out of the National Symphony. LeonardBernstein, on the other hand, was the most difficult and challenging (gratefully, at a very long arm‘slength). He was exacting and demanding, but the end result was magnificent, especially his Overtureto Candide.As I continued to work with the software developers at GE, my interest in information systems grewand I went back to school part time to earn my MS in Information Systems Technology from TheGeorge Washington University in DC. I have spent the past 20 years in telecommunications and haveworked for visionary companies in the area of voice, video and data integration. In 2009, I joinedBuchanan & Edwards, a consulting firm, and today I am a business analyst on contract with theDefense Information Systems Agency, which manages the worldwide data and communicationsnetworks for the Department of Defense, the White House, and other branches of the Government.
  • 43. After 22 years of marriage, but unfortunately no children, I spent four years on my own setting newgoals and rediscovering long-lost personal interests. I bought a house, learned how to venture outon my own and to travel alone. My main hobby is botanical photography and I found I have a passionfor baking. I also started riding horses again after not doing so since my teens and learned how toteam pen, barrel race and pole bend.I met my second husband, Dave Holberton, in 1999 and we married in 2001. I inherited two beautifultwin daughters, Rhonda and Shana, who are now 30, and the three of them are my world. Dave is asoftware developer for a federal contractor, Shana is an environmental scientist in New York City, andRhonda just received her MFA in Art Practice from Stanford and currently has a gallery show in SanFrancisco. The photos of Rhonda and Shana were taken at one of Rhonda‘s gallery openings inOakland.Dave and I enjoy hiking Shenandoah National Park, the Manassas Battlefield, and the portion of theAppalachian Trail near our home in Virginia. We also use any excuse to take a road trip. At the top ofour bucket list is visiting all the National Parks by motorhome.I learned to sail during my first marriage and had a 34‘ Catalina on the Chesapeake Bay. I have visitedmost of the Caribbean countries, sailed the USVI, and traveled to Mexico, Canada, England, andArgentina. But today I live for my annual mid-winter trek to Tucson to escape the pressure cookerknown as Washington, DC—what I call ―getting the heck outta dodge.‖ There, I spend ten wonderfullyrelaxing days in the desert sun on horseback with friends near the Saguaro National Park.The photos of Rhonda and Shana were taken at one of Rhonda‘s art exhibit openings in Oakland.The photo of Dave and me was taken during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC;although you can‘t see the blossoms in the photograph.
  • 44. Michelle Perkins (Diane Gocke) With James Jeffrey & Jordyn
  • 45. Diane Michelle Gocke, AKA-Michelle Perkins- I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lived inAvon, Connecticut, San Mateo, Burlingame, San Jose, Campbell, and San Francisco, CA. I alsolived in Luzern, Switzerland for three years.I went to undergraduate college in Luzern, Switzerland, the Intercontinental University, graduatedwith a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, obtained a Swiss working permit and worked inLuzern, Switzerland after college. I went to Graduate School at Eastern Washington University,graduated with of Master in Social Work (MSW).I am currently a Child Protective Service Investigator for the State of Washington. I have workedas a Therapist in a Psychiatric Hospital, a Therapist for The Department of Corrections, high leveloffenders and a Counselor for an adoption agency.Married 30 years to James A. Perkins. James is a Partner at Larson Berg and Perkins Law Firm.We have two children, Jeffrey James Perkins, two college degrees, one in Biology and one inEnvironmental Science and a minor in Chemistry. Jeffrey owns Yakima Valley Hops. Jeffrey isstarting grad school in the Fall, 2012 in Seattle, WA. Jordyn Nicole Perkins graduated fromGlendow Academy and she is a licensed Esthetician at The Napa Valley Marriot Hotel and Spa.James and I have played USTA tennis for 26 years and still enjoy tennis immensely. We belong tothe Yakima Tennis Club. We also down hill snow ski. We are 40 minutes from White Pass SkiResort. I am also involved in a book club and gourmet club. We also love to travel and be withfamily and friends.
  • 46. Pam Yazman Husband John, daughter Katie, son Alex After graduating Aragon in January of 72, I moved to England to study a bit but really took off for six months of backpacking through Europe and having many "interesting experiences" (it was, after all, the post "60s" and all that implies). Amazing to be so young, fearless and naive.
  • 47. Came back to attend U.C.Berkelely where I graduated with a degree in English and minor in Art History(yeah, I know...that and $4 will get ya a cup of coffee!). I met John Green, my future husband there.Dec. of 1977, I married John (also a Berkeley grad) who was a Nuclear Engineer and Naval SubmarineOfficer. We moved to Oahu, Hawaii for three years where John had his first assignment onboard a suband I held various jobs: taught English onboard surface ships, worked in an art gallery, etc. Lots of funliving in Hawaii, seeing all the other islands and traveling to the Orient (Korea, Hong Kong) meeting thesubmarine when they pulled into port. To this day, we go to Hawaii once or twice a year.Many pina coladas and mai tais later, we packed up and moved to the Groton, Ct. area for Johns nextport where he served as Navigator on a sub and I started a career in drug and alcohol counseling for theNavy. After a couple of years running groups for the Navy, I started working for the State of Connecticutcourt system administering DUI/DWI classes. Interesting work and I fell in love with New England. Bothour children, Katie, 29 and Alex, 26 were born in Connecticut.In 1986, we moved to San Diego for Johns work and since he assumed command of a DSRV (DeepSubmergence Rescue Vehicle - think "Hunt for Red October"), I took on the dubious role as C.O.swife, helping the other wives cope with deployments, problems, etc. When John became ExecutiveOfficer of a Ballistic Missile Sub, I continued this role as a helper to the wives. The sub deployed a lotand we always had our hands full with issues. John retired after 26 years from active duty. It was agood life but I am not sad its over!After all MY Navy service, I switched gears and worked for many years as a Trade Director for Itex, acommercial barter company owned by friends of mine. I am now blissfully retired and happy to seeJohn off to his job working for the Navy Seals where he is in charge of all their underwater vehicles.Life now consists of traveling to Mexico a lot and all over the world with my daughter in search ofadventure (Istanbul, Amazon Rainforest, Tuscany, etc.). She dreams up exotic trips, I pay the big bucksand off we go!I feel blessed to have a wonderful husband, constantly amazing kids (both graduated from U.C.s), prettygood health and a happy contented life. Just cant quite believe it started at Aragon 40!!! years ago....
  • 48. Patti Noe With Shawn at mini-reunion in Oregon! Husband Rick Bauml, son Benjamin
  • 49. I moved to the East Bay on a whim and ended up living with Carol Klinger for 3 years in Berkeley.After Carol moved on I continued in Berkeley another 18 years working at Cetus/Chiron, a biotechcompany, walking and riding my bicycle all over the Berkeley hills. I bought a cute little 1 bedroomhouse figuring I would never get married.Naturally, at 41 I met Rick (who was living on his sailboat), got married 2 years later and had a baby(Benjamin) a year after that. The 1 bedroom house was too small and Berkeley too expensive. So wemoved to Crockett. I got to be a stay home mom and I spent a lot of time volunteering at my sonsschool.The bay area just kept pushing us on up the road and in 2009 we ended up in Cottage Grove,Oregon. Everyone in my family was born in Oregon except for me so it was a little like cominghome. My 91 year old mother and my sister and her family live nearby.We now have 5 acres, 3 beehives, expanding vegetable gardens and a lovely view of the WillametteValley. Ive been canning vegetables just like I know what Im doing and weve been going into thewinter with 80+ pounds of blueberries and blackberries in the freezer. Im turning into mygrandmother.Benjamin is 14 now, plays the French horn and starts high school in the fall. Ive been workingseasonally at Territorial Seed - so our garden is well supplied. Rick is happy - he owns an oldtractor and has endless projects. If we could just afford to retire wed be in heaven here.
  • 50. Rita Loureiro (LeBlanc)Went to junior college at CSM...went to work full time, got involved with DISCOdancing & had fun life. Met in 1982 and married a foreigner from Lima, Peru in1984. Had two gorgeous daughters, Sabrina Anne Nicole in 1988 and AdrianaMarie Gabriella in 1990. Travelled the worldand settled in the Sacramento area. Foundout I loved working with children & took ajob with a local school district in 1995. Imvery content & hope to someday welcomegrandbabies. Enough said. :) I love mydaughters more than life itself!!!
  • 51. Rhonda PressLarry Ragent Jeremy, Rhonda, Larry, Zachary
  • 52. Rhonda Press and Larry Ragent began their life of illicit love at Aragonin 1972 and have barely had a chance to catch their breath since. Afterundergrad college, they spent 3 years in Boston before moving back toCalifornia and getting married. Rhonda has worked continually as asocial worker (her dream since childhood) mostly at the PeninsulaCenter for the Blind, Stanford Hospital, and the Peninsula JewishCommunity Center. Larry has worked as a professional horn playersince 1976. He is a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra andhas played many seasons with the San Francisco Ballet. He alsoteaches at Stanford .They have two grown sons, Jeremy and Zachary.Their family is close, with a lot of music, hiking, laughing, and yelling.
  • 53. Sandra SkaleAfter Aragon, I graduated from UCLA and then earned my teaching credential for secondaryeducation. I taught at a private school for 7 years, Hillsdale High for 2 years (I suppose I can beforgiven for working for the enemy, although my mom also taught English there for 17 years), andI‘ve been at Aragon for the past 25 years teaching English (with the last 10 or so as departmenthead). At times it feels like I never left high school. Students are always intrigued to find out Igraduated from there and that I was a pom-pom girl (although they don‘t know what that is, so theyjust think cheerleader). At first it seemed very odd to consider people like Phil Fisher, BrookeKnight, Lee Swenson, and Peter Lawrence as colleagues, but I soon realized they were regular(albeit extraordinary) people. There are actually about 8 Aragon grads now working as teachersthere, as well as a few other staff. Laurie Lowenstein, from our class, works in the guidancedepartment. It‘s a great community and draws us back.
  • 54. The Aragon newspaper is now called The Outlook (The Aristocrat was deemed too elitist a few yearsago). A lot of new construction has been completed in recent years; a few samples are a newscience building, new technology building, one big swimming pool where there used to be 2, and anew large theater on the old outside basketball courts. Currently renovation is being done on thetwo gyms (no more little theater) and locker rooms. Now that I‘ve taught some of the children ofprevious students, I‘m beginning to wonder when I should retire. At least as I wear red and blackevery Friday (sadly, Aragon is still generally lackluster when it comes to school spirit), I am thankfulthat AHS has the best school colors in the District.I live in the house in the Highlands where I grew up. I have a niece and nephew in SouthernCalifornia, now both college grads, in whose lives I‘ve played a very active and rewarding role overthe years. I spend a tranquil piece of every summer up at Lake Tahoe hiking, biking, and swimming.For the 2 pictures I included, 1 was in San Francisco last year, and the other is from my classroom inMay when the San Mateo Union High School District selected me for the Golden Apple Award (andit‘s rather interesting I received it when we were protesting our lack of an acceptable contract, so I‘mwearing protest attire). Unfortunately, my yearly summer vacation is almost at an end; it‘s prettycool that I‘ve always had one. Once a Don--always a Don! (And for some people like me, thatespecially rings true.)
  • 55. Scott GarrisonFor the past 15 years we have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina working in thetechnology sector here and raising our two daughters (who now both havemoved back to California).
  • 56. Sharon Okamoto (Higaki)
  • 57. SHAWN WEST (WINTERS) With Cleo D-I-L Greta, Mason, 31, Shawn,With Dave mom, (Irene), Allison, 28
  • 58. I graduated from UC Berkeley with aTheatre Degree and English TeachingCredential. I taught drama at Awalt HSin Mtn. View , CA for 9 years, then leftteaching for awhile to raise our two kids.When we moved to Oregon, I worked forParenting Magazine, for 10 years, thenreturned to teaching drama at a Middle School before retiring in 2005.This photo is me (in the middle) with my first play at Awalt HS. Dorothy (Shawn) and Toto, too! (1970)
  • 59. Steve LeeI have been playing and recording guitar with my hobby band almost 20 years with The Sorentinos andbest friend Santa Rosa‘s Danny Sorentino (18 albums – he has a lot to say) and the band or Dan comesto UK to tour around every year or so. Got lucky to perform on the stages at The Fillmore, ConcordPavilion, Mountain Winery and such like supporting many of my heroes.Have been producing and playing with others when the chance arises which keeps me grounded andhappy. Mostly now work as artist coach, consultant and management now with a gaggle of Nordicartists. Teaching a bit at Brighton Institute of Modern Music.After barely attending, UC Berkeley (had a wonderfully mad psych professor who recommended I justget on with life), formed many Bay Area bands with Alan Kojimoto as well as Aragon alumni JohnHasty. Played all over the place (Keystone, Catalyst, Fab Mab, The Stone, Colleges etc, and even had avideo shown on MTV. Never got a record deal but never lost the passion. That was a 15 yearjourney…..
  • 60. Met a lovely girl from England who was working in Caroline Records NY when I interviewed her overthe phone. Madeleine sent a lovely hand written CV in BBC green ink (as no one had CV/Resumes inthe music business then - it was Telex even before faxes). I knew right away that was the person Iwanted to hire. We went out as soon as she moved to SF and have been inseparable since 87 havingworked together at the same firms. 24 hours a day together has been great. No kids but lovelysuccession of our cat fur children.After years of Retail Records (head Music buyer for Rainbow Records, National music marketing andthen a stint head of management for The Rosebud Agency with JJ Cale, Robert Cray, John LeeHooker, Pops Staples and many others. Mad was head of the bookkeeping. Work was full on we learnta lot but just got burnt out.We moved to London in 96 with no jobs set up and both landed on our feet sooner than we thought –worked for Virgin Records International marketing and then Director for Virgin Europe. Mad landed ashead of accounting at talent agency Helter Skelter. We moved to Mads hometown of Seaford(between Brighton and Eastbourne 70 miles outside London) on the English South Coast in 07 as herparents were getting on a bit. It was a good call as it has been non-stop since! Her Dad just turned 81and requires constant monitoring being diabetic for 35 years and her Mom sadly passed away acouple years after moving down. Mad‘s twin sister Caz who moved from UK is still in SF working 20years for UCSF. Mad (now client accountant for CAA) and I both work from home which takes thestress out of everyday commuting life! I travel when I need to see one of my acts here and there.Sister Cindy has been living near Frankfurt for over 20 years with her German husband Bernd (autoindustry marketing guy) and she teaches at the International School there. They have two girls 11 and13. My older sister Becky is married to Dan (United Airlines ground crew) in Burlingame and my olderbrother Mike (hi tech engineer) is in San Jose married with two boys. Mom just turned 85 leaving theVirginia Ave. house a just a few years ago and is now in assisted living in San Jose.Been blessed to have worked with many musical icons and heroes along the way. ―What a long strange trip it‘s been…. and who would of ―thunk‖ it. It is about the song.
  • 61. Sue Engman (Lazear)Sue, Bob, Alex, Jenn
  • 62. I am currently living in the Seattle area (Woodinville, WA). My husband, Bob, and I have 2 kids- andthis year we celebrated two graduations. Jenn, our daughter who is 22 years old, graduated fromTexas Christian University (TCU) and our son, Alex who is 18 years old, graduated from high school.Alex is headed to Pepperdine University in just a couple of weeks.We have been living in the Seattle area for the past 19 years. Prior to that we were in Hawaii for 5 1/2years. Bob is now a pilot for Costco. And both kids are working this summer for Costco so we trulyhave a Costco family.Kristel Sellman Carter and I went to nursing school at Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing inWashington DC. When we graduated I was stationed in San Francisco at the Presidio...a nice dutystation. I got out of the Army in 1979 and ended up at the University of Washington and received aMasters in Nursing in Burn, Trauma and Emergency Nursing.After graduating I started the air ambulance in Seattle- an amazing job. I was in the right place at theright time and enjoyed every minute of it. But it was stressful and high risk. I met Bob when he wasone of the pilots. He took a job flying for Hawaiian Airlines so we ended up in Hawaii. And why did we leave? (A frequent question!) Bob was looking for something different and he knewthe CEO and President at Costco who asked him to return to Seattle to take over the flight departmentand it was a job he could not refuse. We only regret leaving Hawaii every winter when it is grey anddreary in Seattle!!!Our passion has been traveling. We have been to all 7 continents. It was our goal to complete thatprior to Jenn going off to college. And we went to Antarctica in the winter of 2006. We will have so planplaces yet to see. When anyone asks us our favorite none of us can decide. Each trip has been uniqueand special. It is getting harder to plan trips with the kids as they begin the journey into adulthood andjobs and commitments but we will never give it up!We are now looking at retirement in a couple of years but we still have one just starting college so wehave a ways to go before we are there! We may end up back in California- the weather in the PacificNorthwest is not our favorite! But never say never- who knows where we will be.
  • 63. Susan Siegel (Smith) Persephone Bebe (mom) and John PenelopeBackstage w David Grisman, StephaneGrapelli, Rudy Cipolla (didn‟t get to play w/Grapelli, but did w/ Grisman & Cipolla!) With “undocumented husband” John
  • 64.  Degrees in English and Music from Berkeley and SFSU Spent 3 years as Music Director at French-American International School in SF, teaching private students, and performing Highlights included the Air Band competition, the Toot-It-Yourself Messiah (50 flute players), and playing at the Great American Music Hall w/ David Grisman. Made a left-turn into public health and spent 12 years directing the Tobacco Free California program. Highlights included the Tobacco Free California Centipede in the Bay to Breakers, Gummy Bears Against Tobacco, co-founding DOC of the Bay (medical activism), and Along the way, I got to teach docs, health professionals, and students, help people quit smoking and avoid breathing secondhand smoke. Also got to travel a lot, give presentations (once in Paris!), met amazing people, including several US Surgeons General, and even got to produce an educational film that won a Freddie! (Oscars for health promotion films). Moved to North Carolina in 2002, worked for UNC School of Medicine and hospitals in Integrative Medicine, health education, health communication, and patient-centered care initiatives. Left in 2008 because of health problems – now semi-retired, I do consulting for nonprofits and have a small practice in Reiki, Hypnotherapy, and Integrative Health and Life Coaching (I do phone sessions!). I volunteer at the hospital and sing with several groups for people who are sick, dying, recovering, etc. Just joined a Ukelele Meetup Group and started a flute quartet (Flutenistas!) Finally joined a synagogue and had my Bat Mitzvah in 2010 – Carol Klinger was there! I still miss CA like crazy – but we love Carrboro, our great neighbors, and our small-town, progressive community. Y‘all come visit!
  • 65. Sue and Carol play at Martha‟s weddingPatti Noe, Julie Klinger,Carol Klinger, Sue Smith
  • 66. Suzanne Riera (Brandeberry)
  • 67. The Life and Times Suzanne-Brandeberry-Riera:In the early 1980‘s, I lived in a quaint apartment in San Mateo with my Burmese cats while working asa Graphic Designer. Joe at this time was living in San Francisco where he grew up. My weekendswere spent dancing at night clubs and entertaining clients and friends at the Old Clam HouseRestaurant in San Francisco.Joe was the hot local bartender at the Old Clam House that everyone loved. Not only because he wasgood, but he could juggle quite a few women and drinks at the same time! It was love at first sight.We dated for almost two years before we got married and had our first child, Jessie. We raised her atmy apartment in San Mateo for her first three years before moving to Fresno California in 1988 whenJoe got his first airline job with United Express. Before leaving for Fresno, Joe continued workingpart time at the Old Clam House and full time as a flight instructor at the San Carlos Airport. I waslifeguarding and freelancing as a designer at that time. Our greatest joy was watching our daughterblossom. She would sing nursery rhymes and would create and color to her heart‘s content. Littledid we know then, how far her creativity would take her. She went on to graduate with a BachelorsDegree in Illustration from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. The same school I wentto years ago to become a Graphic Designer.Moving on to Fresno, we rented a lovely house in a beautiful neighborhood. It was just Joe, Jessieand our beautiful dog, ―Brutus‖. Brutus was given to us by my mother during the move. He was anational champion, Belgian Tervuren, trained by my older sister Cheryl.While Joe was building his career flying all over California, I was keeping busy giving Jessieswimming lessons, running with Brutus and taking college courses to keep my skills up. I also ran inmy first half marathon, ―The Fresno half marathon‖. I was written up in the paper and subsequentlywas inspired to compete in Ironman Triathlons for the next 12 yrs.Our son Nicky was born in Fresno shortly after my dear mother Marjorie passed away. Following ouryear and a half stay in Fresno we moved back to San Mateo with my father for a short while.My father Bob Brandeberry was a renowned teacher at Aragon High School teaching EarthScience, Math and Biology; he was also the Wrestling Coach.
  • 68. My dad was also a NAUI Dive Instructor at San Francisco State University. He started the SanFrancisco Marine Science Floating Laboratory on the Bay. It is still going on today. He also startedthe first Diver Safety seminar which I was an Assistant Instructor. My father is now retired inMurrieta CA.In 1992 we moved to Windsor in Sonoma County. Windsor was a growing community of newneighborhoods and young families, nestled in the picturesque area of Sonoma County‘s winegrowing region. We raised our kids Abalone diving and camping on the coast, fishing andliving part time in Kona Hawaii where my Dad and I were Safety Divers for the local dive shop .I was fortunate to lifeguard, teach Mural and Poster Design at the local schools, and to continue tocompete in the local Vineman and other Triathlons while collaborating with other parents in ourcommunity to provide afterschool programs for our children. It truly was a charmed period of ourlives.In 2004, we decide to make a bold move to Newcastle Ca. We attempted to start a Mandarin Orangefarm. Things didn‘t work out due to my diagnosis of Lyme disease in 2003 so we moved back toWindsor where we belong.Our son Nick is perusing a carrier as an electrician and currently competes as ―heavy weight‖ boxerin San Francisco like my husband‘s father was. Jessie is affiliated with her colleague Victoria Davisof ―Space Dog Books‖, an electronic book publishing company for children. ―Treasure Island‖ wastheir first book.My husband Joe was a Captain for American Airlines 737 in San Francisco last year. He now flies theBoeing 777 internationally out of Los Angeles.I‘m pursuing my Mural Art, Training for my next Triathlon and Scuba Diving wherever…………
  • 69. Tom Kehoe Tom and MiraAfter living in NYC and Utah, Ive spent the last 22 years in Minnesota; not really by plan, butbecause things have gone so smoothly. My wife and music partner of thirty years, Mira, wasoriginally from here, and the Guthrie Theater brought us out here to have her as a vocal coachfor several years. Since getting my Masters from Mills College in music in 1981, Ive beenimmersed in music full time; solo piano, bands, composition, and playing a wide variety ofinstruments. I still have a passion for transpersonal psychology (UCB 76), and how personal andspiritual growth connect with artistic development. I feel grateful to have a life doing what I loveto do with people I love.
  • 70. Tom PaoliYes, life has been happy and healthy. After Aragon I went to Canada College in Redwood Citywhere I began studying to become an actor. But there were so many much more talentedstudents than I, and when a professor told me I could be a lawyer, something I had actuallythought about, but never believed I could do, I changed my focus to pre-law, transferred to SanFrancisco State, and then went to USF law school.There I met my wife and we got married after graduating in 1982. We have two daughters, Alannaand Tessa, and live in San Francisco, where I work for myself, with a trusted law partner. Ourpractice is limited to personal injury cases, and Ive been able to try many jury trials, whichalthough not acting, is all abut persuasion, and is somewhat like performing.My wife Margaret is a juvenile dependency lawyer and is executive director of Advokids, anonprofit that educates people involved with foster children about the law and childdevelopment. My younger daughter is a college junior and my older daughter is a folk-punkmusician and aspiring recording artist.I still see a few of my friends from high school: Tim Barnard; Steve Steele; and Tom Siebenthal.Thanks again for contacting me, and my best regards to all at the reunion.
  • 71. Shawn‟s One-Woman Northwestern Mobile Aragon Reunion Tour Shawn has been traveling the Northwest to track down errant Dons who missed the Reunion! Had fun visiting David Eisenberg and wife Pat in Medford Oregon He has caught the acting bug and was performing in a melodrama as the Villian. What a hoot They have a 5 acre spread with 2 horses -2 Grown / married sons and 5 grand kids!Had a lovely lunch in Seattle andcaught up with Sharon Higaki Shawn, Patti Noeand Sue Engman. Both are doinggreat. Sharon has two grandsonsand is the principal of a privateHS in Seattle. Sue has a daughterand son and is doing continuingEd Nursing students. Theyextend there greetings to theirfellow classmates.

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