Thursday, September 7, 2017

Christie Diaz Hensley, BHS '81, Passed Away Sept 5, 2017

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers posted this sad note on Facebook today:
My sister, Christie Diaz Hensley, passed away on Sept. 5, 2017. She was BHS, class of 81.
Rest with the Angels, dear sister. We love and miss you so much!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dean Frank Miller, BHS '84 (1966-1984)

Yesterday, Darren Miller posted this photo along with this note:
It's hard to believe that it's been 33 years since we lost my brother Dean Miller.
2-9-1966 to 9-4-1984

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Doug Lamb, BHS '65, Passed Away Sept 1, 2017

Tom Veach, BHS '65, sent this email yesterday...
I'm sorry to have to report that we lost another classmate from the BHS class of 1965. Doug Lamb passed away this morning at the St Joseph hospital. He had been in the intensive care unit for more than a week. Health issues started to compound until he body lost the strength to reset. He was a close friend and he will be missed greatly.

Please keep the Lamb family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

A memorial service for Doug Lamb has been scheduled for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st, at 12:00 Noon, at the Burbank ELKS Lodge, 2232 N Hollywood Way, between the airport and post office.

Judy Sturm Seay
Oh no he lived on the same street as my inlaws, his wife And daughter are friends of mine. I am so sorry, and sad to see this.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
So sad. RIP DougπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™πŸ’™

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Mary Boriso Jordan
So sorry to hear this. Prayers and love to the family. Rest in peace, Doug. πŸ’–

Don Ray
How sad. I spent time chatting with him on Memorial Day.

Tammy Klinger
Very sad, prayers for family!

Gary Bric
Good man.

Pam McNamara Walker
Prayers for his wife Jeri and daughter Sara...

Julie Guttridge
Just remember him from school but it's very sad loosing one of our bulldogs.
Prayers going up for his family πŸ™πŸ™

Pat Bushman
My condolences to Doug's family and friends. Rest In Peace.

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
RIP Doug! Jerri and Sara you are in my thoughts and prayers.Remembering some fun and crazy times together. ❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Anissa Iverson
I'm so sorry. RIP Doug.

Harold Maxham
My prayers and thoughts to Dougs family. He lived just a couple of houses from me on the corner of Belaire and Magnolia were we grew up.

Susan Anderson Huggitt
Prayers to his family. Doug was a very good friend back in the day. RIP Doug!

Ron McKinney
Yup another good one gone.

Cathy Coyle
I actually met Doug through the Burbank Elks. I had some good conversations with him. He was a nice, loving man with a sweet soul. God Bless him & his family & all those who knew & loved him.

Jolene Firgens
He was part of our group who grew up together. My heart breaks for his family. RIP Doug you will be so missed!

Santa Calderon-Vessella
Rest In Peace Doug...

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Doug.

Peter Costas
RIP Doug

Kenneth Clark
I remember some great times back in the day! RIP Doug!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wallace Bowen King, BHS '55 (1936-2017)

Wallace and Prisca in 1957

Wallace Bowen King
Jan. 25, 1936 - July 12, 2017
Wallace Bowen King died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Wallace will be greatly missed by his wife, Prisca; five children and their spouses; 18 grandchildren; and his five siblings and their families.
A viewing will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at the LDS Beaverton Stake Center located at 4195 S.W. 99th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005.
A memorial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the same location.
Please sign the online guest book at
Published in The Oregonian from July 18 to July 19, 2017

Wendy King Bentley with David Foster King.
August 6, 2017
Wallace Bowen King, BHS class of 1955, passed away on July 12, 2017 in Oregon. He was the son of former Burbank Mayor - Carl M. King and Virginia King. His siblings also attended BHS and are alive and well. Larry King, Sharon Mortenson, David Foster King, Dennis King and Leon King. He was a great man who loved his family, friends and God.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Ray Colvin, BHS '70, Passed Away July 25, 2017

Very sad to read what Alan Landros just posted on Facebook...

For Burbank High Class of 1970 - Unexpected passing yesterday, July 25, of Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin at age 65. He lived in Santa Clarita, CA, and had had some health problems the last several years. Chuck and his former wife had lived previously in La Crescenta for many years. He was the fourth of six siblings. The family lived at 1006 E. Palm in Burbank while growing up. Chuck had worked for Warner Bros. and 21st Century Fox. He is survived by his 94 year old mother, Marjorie Colvin (BHS '41), who lives in Orange County, and his five siblings, Gloria BHS '62, George BHS '65, David BHS '66, Nancy BHS '71, and Cindy BHS '75, and their families.

We send our deepest condolences to the Colvin family and pray for God's comfort and peace.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Mary Duggar Bernier, BHS '64 (1947-2017)

Just received...

I am so sorry to pass on this sad news. We lost Mary Dugger Bernier on Friday night.
She had battled cancer. Mary worked at AT&T for over 50 years.
She was loved by her family and by all who knew her.
She was a graduate of the Burbank High School Class of '64.
Such a sweet person...
You will be missed, Mary. God Bless You and your Family.

Submitted by Pam Zipfel Kirkwood and Jon Kirkwood, BHS '64

Mary Mozelle Bernier
Burbank, California
Jan 14, 1947 - Jul 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Susan Maureen Atzei Bonani, BHS '62, passed away in 2009


Susan met her Savior and Lord on September 25, 2009, at the age of 65. She died unexpectedly in Hemet, California.

Susan was born in Rochester, New York, and her family later moved to Burbank, California. She married John Bonani in 1968 and had one daughter.

Susan had a heart for God and was a faithful follower of Christ. She was a proud graduate of Burbank High School, Pierce C.C. and Cal State Northridge. She loved travel, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She loved her work as a teacher.

Susan is survived by daughter, Sandy (Max) Garcia; granddaughters, Gianna, Sophia, and Anabella of Aurora, Colorado; brothers, Doug and Tim Atzei; and step-father, Bob Christensen.

The Memorial service was private at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 3, 2010

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mike Cobb, BHS '83, Passed Away at age 51

Michael Cobb

Douglas Christopher shared a link on Facebook regarding the sad passing of Mike Cobb.

Mike Cobb, RIP
Channel Islands Sales Manager/All-Around Great Guy Loses Battle to Cancer
By Jake Howard
Published:July 3, 2017

“Mike was the man,” said Conner Coffin, who spent years with Cobb at Channel Islands. “He was one of those guys that always made sure the people around him were taken care of. It’s so heartbreaking; he had such a positive energy and he did so much good for other people.” Photo: Scott Winer

The surf world has lost another one of the good guys. Sadly, after a long, hard-fought battle against pancreatic cancer, Santa Barbara’s Mike Cobb has passed away. Remembered for his compassion, integrity and love of life, his place in the lineup will be greatly missed. He was only 51 years old.
The Sales Manager for Channel Islands Surfboards, Cobb was one of the lucky ones that found a way to blend a fulfilling career with his love for surfing.

“Mike was the man,” said Conner Coffin, who spent years with Cobb at Channel Islands. “He was one of those guys that always made sure the people around him were taken care of. He was just one of the nicest guys. It’s so heartbreaking; he had such a positive energy and he did so much good for other people.”

A regular in the water around Ventura and Santa Barbara, Cobb also made routine sojourns to Tavarua over the years, typically staying on the island during Dave Lester’s week in May.

“I was lucky enough to spend quite a few weeks with Mike on Tavarua over the years,” remembers Lester. “We became good friends. Mike was a great guy who took the time to get to know people. He really cared a lot about the Fijians on Tavarua. I spoke with Mike a few days before our trip this past May, unfortunately Mike could not join us this year, but he really wanted to come, not for the surf, but to see all of his Fijian friends. He loved the place and the people. That is just the way Mike was. Always a kind word for everyone. I am really going to miss him.”

As far as what kind of guy Cobb was, a telling post was made on his Facebook page shortly after his passing.

“He came up to me during a little surf trip on Tavarua in 2012 and said, ‘There is an unridden brand new Al Merrick 6’10” in my boardbag, I want you to go grab it, wax and ride it and have some fun at Cloudbreak,’ after he found out I didn't bring a shortboard and just two longboards on the trip,” writes Kieran Plim. “Who does that? Mick does. What also struck me most was that he had the time to chat and drink beer like a person I had known for 20 years, not to mention bringing out his secret collection of tequila as well one night. I know you are getting seriously barreled right now in the afterlife.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family and friends. Godspeed.


Michael Adam Cobb Obituary
Michael Adam Cobb

Michael Adam Cobb transitioned from this earth on June 25, 2017, at the age of 52 surrounded by his loving family at home in Carpinteria.

Born and raised in Burbank, Cobb (or Cobber) began a lifelong love affair with sports, playing for the Vikings and riding motorcycles at the early age of 6. By his teenage years, skateboarding and surfing began to tickle his fancy but he continued to excel and went on to become a star quarterback at Burbank High School. Michael graduated with honors from the school of real life and worked his tail off.

After 20 years in the world of medical sales and management, his life turned a corner and he became the Sales Manager for Channel Islands Surfboards-a dream job where he used to say "work and play blur." Michael worked hard and played harder. Whether it was camping trips and riding motorcycles through the deserts of California with his dad and Uncle Duane or surf trips to Panama, Indonesia, Hawaii and his favorite, Fiji. Michael was an incredibly kind and generous soul. He always possessed the ability to turn a negative into a positive, and cared deeply about the environment and animals.

Michael left behind his beloved wife, Delia, cat Xena and a trio of chihuahuas. An awesome son to Russell Cobb and Donna Ushkow, and loving brother to Patrice Mock. Michael leaves behind nieces, nephews and countless friends from all corners of the world. Donations can be made to: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society; Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine; East Valley Animal Shelter; Santa Barbara Animal Rescue.

The family will hold private memorial services in California and New York.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 9, 2017