Jerry Smithson, Principal Froylan Villanueva and Sarina Klein Nordmarken pose for a photo with a check for $1,500. The Class of 1963 donated the profits from their recent reunion to support the Performing Arts Programs at the newly rebuilt and enhanced Crawford High School campus.
Ray Barner graduated from Grossmont High School in 1964. He would like to hear from his boyhood pals from Andrew Jackson and Horace Mann. The Barner Boys -- twins Raymond and Richard -- grew up on Corinth Street, but moved after 9th Grade. Lee Widauer and Sue Talmage were neighbors. Ray has fond memories of Eddie Newton, Jimmy Bell, Al Porter, Ricky Shelton, and fellow twins Vicki and Virginia Stack. Ray lives in Langley, Washington -- on Whidbey Island -- and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can call him at 425-772-6303. Click HERE to see who else lived on Corinth Street according to the 1958 City Directory.
Colts Who Served: James Miller ’67 -- I spent 21 years in the US Navy as a Communication Technician then had my rating changed to Cryptologic Technician years later. I served on the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam, and many other stations around the world, and was home-based in San Diego. Thanks to all my fellow classmates who served.
Bob Johnson ’64 was born at the Brooklyn Naval Ship Yard in New York. He died suddenly and unexpectedly on November 16, 2022. He graduated from San Diego State in 1968. From there he joined the United States Air Force and became a C-141 cargo jet pilot. He was active duty until 1975, but stayed in the reserves until 1992. During this 23 ½ years he flew in Viet Nam and Desert Storm, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Bob married Jan on February 5, 1972, and they had fifty wonderful years before his death. He flew twenty years with Southwest Airlines and, once retired in 2006, spent his time golfing, skiing, glider flying, and traveling.