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Please take a moment to enter your current information and a brief biography to let your classmates know what you've been up to for the last 30 something years.


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Patricia L. Alexander - Thomas
Killeen, TX
Hobbies: Geneology, museums, travel, cultural affairs
Status: Married
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: Barton Hill
Comments: Lived in San Pedro most of life until the early 70s. Left San Pedro High School early 70's and attended Crenshaw High School, Los Angeles, California and graduated 1973.

Teresa (Terry) Bass Canavan
Moreno Valley, CA
Occupation: POS at Ralphs
Hobbies: Reading, taking pictures, travel, scrapbooking
Status: Married
Children: 1
Junior High: Dodson
Elementary: Park Western
Comments: I have worked in the grocery business for 37 years. Would love to retire but most of my years are part time. I've been married to my bestfriend for 27 yrs. Have a beautiful daughter (25) who is working on her masters. Two fun beautiful dogs. Love to read. Traveled to Ireland last year (2011).

Frederick Braun
Lake Worth, FL
Occupation: Pres. - Braun Electric Inc.
Junior High: Dodson

Doug Burro
Placentia, CA
Occupation: Refinery operations
Hobbies: Golf, exercise, investing
Status: Married
Junior High: Dodson
Comments: Long Beach State Grad 1977: Business. Married 31 years to Elizabeth whom I met while working at Hughes Aircraft - El Segundo. Lived in Wyoming 5 years, returned and found job at Wilmington oil refinery for last 25 years.

Paul Byer
Morrisville, MO
Occupation: Police Officer
Hobbies: Horseback riding, working on my ranch, bowling, spending time with my family
Status: Married
Children: 3
Grandchildren: 2
Junior High: Dodson
Elementary: Crestwood
Comments: I moved to Israel in 1975 and spent 2 years in the Israeli Army and then 8 years in the Israeli Police Dept. I have 2 boys that still live in Israel with my first wife. I returned to CA in 1985 and worked at South Gate PD and then Retired out of the Anaheim PD. I remarried and have a wonderful 21 year old son who is in college and a Tornado chaser. Moved to Missouri to retire but couldnt do it. Was hired as Chief of Police for a small town and did that for almost 3 years. I am currently a Police Officer for a small city near Springfield Mo. I have a small horse ranch with 6 horses, 10 pigmy goats and 2 very large Newfoundland dogs. My wife and I are looking forward to being at the reunion in July. Traveled to Ireland last year (2011).

javier (Chavez) del sol
Lake Worth, FL
Occupation: Storyteller, English writing/Spanish Tutor
Hobbies: Jazz dance, theatre, hiking, storytelling, and gardening
Status: Single
Junior High: Dodson
Comments: See google.com storyteller del sol

Dave Cuthbert
Stansbury Park, UT
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Hobbies: Amateur Radio
Status: Divorced
Children: 2
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: White Point
Comments: I've bounced around the Western US and am presently in Utah. Been married twice, 21 years and then 9 years. Life's been good and I'm looking forward to some more.

Bob Ericsson
Fallbrook, CA
Occupation: Retired fireman
Hobbies: You name it. My life has been a gift.
Status: Married
Children: 1
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: Leland Steet
Comments: Greeting from Fallbrook. Life has been great. retired 3 years. My wife Erica and I do a lot of traveling, If we're not in Catalina then were probably at a race or getting ready for one. Blessed with one great son " Connor " and 4 step son's all successful young men. We'll be looking forward to the 40th.

Loretta Holquin
San Pedro, CA
Status: Divorced
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: Barton Hill

Carey Lackey West
Arcata, CA
Occupation: Social Worker
Hobbies: Music, dancing, community events, fun with family and friends
Status: Married
Children: 2
Grandchildren: 2
Junior High: Dana
Comments: I moved to Humboldt County to go to HSU. Fell in love with my husband and the area. Still working, wishing we could retire. Enjoying life, we go out with friends, attend music festivals, dance, and laugh a lot. Our children and grandchildren live near by, so we feel blessed.

Juan Lopez
Sacramento, CA
Occupation: Welder
Hobbies: Guitar, dancing, working out, etc.
Status: Single
Children: 4
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: Barton Hill
Comments: Hi, I attendented San Pedro High from 1970 to 1972. I am currenly working living in Sacramento Ca. I am enjoying life and and doing well. If any friends regonize my name or think they might know me or want to ask any questions please fill free to email at jlopesalsa@yahoo.com

Paul Montano
Moreno Valley, CA
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Status: Married
Children: 5
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: Barton Hill

Karen Morrison
Orlando, FL
Occupation: Mortgage loan underwriter
Hobbies: Reading, walking
Status: Single
Children: 1
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: White Point
Comment: Moved to Orlando in 1999 after several years on the road as a Contract Underwriter. In 2007, my husband of over 26 years passed away, so on my own now (with my son John of course. He will be 30 in August 2011). Bumpy ride with the economy in this business, but working my way back up now.

Patti O'Haggarty-Smith
Huntington Beach, CA
Occupation: Semi-retired
Hobbies: Piano, vocalist, reading, travel, snorkeling, dogs
Status: Married
Children: 5
Grandchildren: 1
Junior High: Dodson
Elementary: Crestwood
Comment: Semi-retired after 11 years in Recruiting/Staffing. However, can't stay still so I am looking for part-time work while I continue my volunteer work in the Pro-life movement. After graduating, married and had 2 sons, some years in Oregon, divorce, re-marry, had my daughter, now 23. Divorce-remarry and the third time is a charm, Ron and I married for 11 years, together for 17 years. Maybe vote me most married? Active in our church, both of us volunteering with Lutheran Cursillo community. One granddaughter, 17 months old. Ron's 2 kids and my three make five! All grown and out of the house, so we will spend a few more years in Huntington Beach and retire, maybe Arizona, maybe Hawaii, our home away from home.

Michael Ortega
Beaverton, OR
Occupation: UPS Driver
Hobbies: Table Tennis, Hood to Coast Relay
Status: Married
Children: 3
Grand Children: 9
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: South Shores
Comments: Have been working at UPS 32 years and about to retire. Married to the love of my life and looking forward to many activities after my working life which include continuing to run our Hood to Coast running team, playing tournament table tennis, and of course, my wife's honey do lists. Moved to Oregon in 1979 and only go back to visit. Dad and Mom still live in South Shores and still keep in contact with a few good friends from high school. Looking forward to the 40th reunion.

Rocky Paulsen
South Pasadena, CA
Occupation: Finance
Hobbies: Baseball, Gardening, Cooking, Family, Travel, Dogs, Cats, Koi
Status: Married
Children: 2
Junior High: Dana
Elementary School: Cabrillo

Patty (Prijatel) Rosen
Seabeck, WA
Occupation: Former LA County Court Reporter until 1988. Raised 3 children at home. Now part time Archivist at Central Kitsap School District.
Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking in the great Pacific Northwest. Reading. Making food.
Status: Married
Children: 3
Junior High: Dodson
Elementary School: Crestwood
Comments: Went to Holy Trinity school 1-8th grade after K at Crestwood. Only 9th grade at Dodson. Went to Harbor College one semester before entering court reporting college. Worked in deposition field 5 years, in criminal court 6. Was sometimes in San Pedro criminal court, where it was fun to see former classmates(employed, not shackled) who are probably still there, right? You know who you are. Married Bill Rosen in 1987, moved to Long Beach, had our 3 kiddos. Moved to Washington in 1993. Home schooled our kids through 6th grade; then went to work for the school district full time. Now part time.

Christine Quinlan
Torrance, CA
Occupation: Auditor
Hobbies: Reading, crossword puzzles, walking, classic car shows, and anything my kids are into.
Status: Married
Children: 3
Grandchildren: 1
Comments: Raised 3 children, home schooled one. Mechanical Engineering Degree from CSULB. Stay at home mom for many years. Currently working as an auditor and tutoring Math, English, and Spanish in the evenings.

Shaun Quinlan
Douglasville, GA
Occupation: Attorney at Law
Hobbies: My 1985 Saab 900T / 1976 BMW Motorcycle / Nat'l Guard (23+ years)
Status: Married
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: Cabrillo
Comments: Solo attorney in Anniston, AL since 1997. 23.5 years in Nat'l Guard (AL), currently E-8.

Cheryl Tobin Burnett
Big Bear Lake, CA
Occupation: Pet Store Owner
Hobbies: Animals
Status: Relationship
Junior High: Dana
Elementary: White Point
Comments: Basically, after years of working in different fields, usually involved with animals... I sell fish, reptiles and crickets for a living. I was married once (the Burnett name) but that was a long time ago and have been with Jim Anderson for 17 years.. we may marry some day, we'll see.

Alan Vanderford
Corvallis, OR
Occupation: Conductor - Union Pacific Railroad
Hobbies: Playing music, RC planes and helicopters
Status: Married
Comments: USAF 75-79 stationed in Philippines then Frankfurt Germany. Stayed on in Frankfurt as A&P Mechanic for TransAmerica Airlines till 1982 and finally moved back to the USA. Ski bum lift operator in Vail Colorado till 1984, went on US tour with my band till 1986 and stayed in Craig Alaska as commercial diver/fisherman for 3 years. Took a trip to Maui for Scuba Instructor course in 1989 and lived there as a scuba guide until 1994. Went back and forth between Maui and Ketchikan Alaska seasonally until 1997. Moved to Depoe Bay Oregon and ran a fishing/whale watch boat. 2001-2005 skippered tour boat in Laughlin, Nevada. Next was back to Seward Alaska as charter skipper 2006 fishing season. Was hired by Union Pacific RR in Nov 2006 and remain there as a freight conductor out of Eugene, Oregon. I live in Corvallis, Oregon with my wife of 27yrs, content not to travel anymore and stay put. I also still rock n roll with my band http://3manicmechanics.com/ on the weekends.

Ann (Vieu) Koury
Long Beach, CA
Occupation: Quality Assurance Specialist (Fuel)
Status: Married
Junior High: Dana
Fifteenth Street
Comments: Married 3 times but finally got it right (I'm hoping!). Never had any children unfortunately but that's life. Have worked for the Department of Defense 36 years and can retire any day, which is a great feeling. Left Pedro in 1992 and now live in Belmont Shore (Long Beach) which I really enjoy but miss the familiarity of home (Pedro). Have the opportunity to travel a lot for work and have done many overseas assignments in Europe. And I still have my '68 blue bug which I have had since I was 15; actually while in school I was known mostly because I had a car!!!

Debra (Wilkinson) Sherburne
Atascadero, CA
Occupation: Admin - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Hobbies: Reading at the beach, reading at home, reading in the car
Status: Married
Children: 3
Grandchildren: 4
Junior High: Dodson
Comments: Married to Creig for 37 great years. Have 3 grown kids who gave me 3 fabulous kids-in-law and 4 amazing grandkids. Moved to San Luis Obispo in 1996. Worked as a police dispatcher and crime scene tech for several years and am now working in the Office of the Provost at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. We live a quiet, peaceful life in SLO with our family and friends.








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