Friday, November 2, 2018

Ron Thompson, BHS '69 (1951-2018)

Ron Thompson, BHS '69
July 12, 1951 ~ November 1, 2018

Barbara Thompson here - Ron is currently having an “Agree/Disagree” discussion in heaven! Wouldn’t we all want to be part of that conversation?

Ron developed a fever on Wednesday, taken to the ER, then transferred by ambulance to our hospital. This morning he was moved to the ICU due to continuing fever, low blood pressure, high heart rates, and the myriad other issues that come with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Both Veronica and Johanna had time with him today. He was conscious until just before he passed. I was blessed to hold his hand and whisper “I love you!”, one last time before he crossed into Paradise with the Almighty God he loved more than anything or anyone. I was so privileged to be married to this man for almost 45 years.

We do not mourn as those who have no hope! My sadness is selfish because I was greedy for more time to enjoy all the blessings God showered on us by means of our daughters, son-in-law, and 5 precious grandchildren who will miss their “Boppy/Grandpa”.

Thanks to all of you for your outreach of love in so many ways. The days ahead will be hard. Please continue to pray. Memorial services (in Texas and California) have to be planned. I will continue to post information on Ron’s FB page. If you have a special memory that you can share please Messenger me at either this or my FB page.

Posted by Alan Landros on Facebook today.

Ron Thompson's Memorial Services are as follows:

Memorial Services will be held in Texas and California.

Texas - Monday, November 19th, 2018, at 1:00 pm
Houston Christian High School
2700 Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, Texas 77043

California - Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Grace Baptist Church
22833 Copperhill Drive
Santa Clarita, California 91350

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Roger Alan Karraker, BHS '62, Passed Away Oct 23, 2018

Roger Alan Karraker, 73, passed away after a long illness Tuesday morning, October 23, at his home in Santa Rosa, California, with his wife, Nancy at his side.

Roger taught journalism at Santa Rosa Junior College, from 1982 until his retirement. He introduced cutting-edge technology into his classes, and the award-winning college newspaper, The Oak Leaf He was among the first educators in California to understand the nascent internet, personal computers, and the power of social media. An early adapter of what became known as a “blog,” Roger was also a pioneer of online instruction. In 1991 he authored Highways of the Mind for the Whole Earth Review He also partnered with Apple Computers, and produced daily newsletters from a booth at conventions.

His interest in Journalism began in the politically turbulent ’60's, at Burbank High School, where he wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook, and later at Los Angeles Valley College, with the Valley Star and Crown magazine. He garnered several trophies for his achievements which were displayed proudly by parents Geri and Nehel, until their passings. Roger was their first-born child, followed by siblings Randy (Karen), Greg (Debbie), and Marcia (Philippe).

Roger graduated from USC and worked on an unsuccessful campaign for a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. He met and married Audrey Ramsay and they had two children, Jeff Karraker and Julie Karraker West,who blessed them with two grandchildren.

His career as an educator began at both L. A. Harbor College and L. A. City College. He and his second wife (the late Sandy Gilpin Madrid), relocated to Forestville, where he joined the faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College. They designed and built their Forestville home based upon a Japanese pole house. Sandy’s children, Bob Madrid (Susan) and Ronn Madrid (Missy), blessed them with six grand children and five great-grandchildren.

Roger and Nancy Rappolt married in 2009 and enjoyed life together until his death. He is also survived by his step-son, Andrew Rappolt (Lena) and Andrew's two children.

(Posted on Facebook by Randy Karraker)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Jack Naylor, BHS '70 (1951-2018)

John Alexander “Jack” Naylor, Jr.
June 23, 1951 ~ October 26, 2018

John A. “Jack” Naylor from the 1970 Class passed away Friday night, October 26, 2018, due to an apparent heart attack. Jack’s brother, Jim Naylor, BHS ‘68, notified Gary Marca ‘69 with this news. Gary asked me to have the information posted on the BHS sites. No other information is known yet. Jack does not have a senior picture in the 1970 Ceralbus. His junior picture is in the 1969 Ceralbus.

Jack's other siblings are Florence Naylor BHS ‘67 and Diann Naylor BHS '75.

Alan Landros ‘70
October 28, 2018

Photo from Annette Bennett posted in Facebook of Jack Naylor (right) with his brother, Jim.
"Here's a picture of Jack and Jim at lunch just recently at Steve's Burgers in Burbank with Stan, Tom And Annette."

Nov 10, 2018, Jack Naylor's family are having a gathering at Jack's house all day at 7513 N Ontario Steet, Burbank, to come by and share stories. A memorial will be at 6:00 pm. Jack will be buried at Bakersfield National Cemetery on Tuesday the 13th at 12:00 noon. More info 818 394-9432.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Bill Reynolds, BHS '48 (1930-2018)

Bill Reynolds
April 25, 1930-October 5, 2018

Dona Ehlers Reynolds posted this on Facebook today. We send our condolences and prayers to the family...:
If anyone knew Bill Reynolds, brother of Debbie Reynolds, he passed away this morning. He graduated from Burbank High in 1948. A wonderful man who we will miss so very much.

William Owen Reynolds was born April 25, 1930 in El Paso, Texas, to Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxine "Minnie" Reynolds. His younger sister was Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016). They grew up in Burbank and were friends of my cousin, Will Palmer (1929-2004), also BHS class of 1948. Bill's occupation was a Hollywood Makeup Artist.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tim Humphries, BHS '65, Passed Away September 17, 2018

Tim Humphries

More sad news... Trudie Lombard Hentze received the following email from Tim's wife:

Just to let you know that Tim passed away on 9/17/2018 in a Hospice facility.
He went peacefully in his sleep. He had been sick for a while.
Can you please pass this note on to any interested parties?

Sadly and sincerely,
Felecia J. Humphries

Don Brennen, BHS '65, Passed Away September 9, 2018

Don Brennan

Sad news... Don Brennan passed away on 9/9/18. His brother, Jim, had been unable to reach him at his home in Big Bear and so he asked the local authorities to check his house. Unfortunately, they found that he had passed away. No services are planned.

(Email from Trudie Lombard Hentze)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kelly Wilkins, BHS '89, Passed Away Sept 4, 2018

Sad news posted today by Amy R. Monroe on Facebook's ‎Memorial Page for Burbank High School friends that we've lost...

It’s with a heavy heart that I relay the news that Kelly Wilkins, Class of 1989, passed away yesterday. Reconnecting with Kelly in our adult years was a joy - we shared a love of cats and Criminal Minds! Her smile was radiant, as always, and her kindness wrapped around you like a hug. ❤️ She will be missed by so many of us.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Tom Bammel, BHS '66. (1948-2018)

Sadly, we just learned that Tom Bammel passed away August 24, 2018. His wife, the former Pam Carr, BHS '67, wrote this on Facebook and we send our deepest condolences to her and the family...

It is with a heavy heart that I want to let my friends know that my husband, Tom, passed away last Friday. He had long been suffering from chronic back pain, diabetes and liver disease. Our family will truly miss his warmth, sense of humor and love. We met in algebra class when we were 16, dated for 6 years and were married for 47 years. Our children and grandchildren were blessed to have such a wonderful Dad and Grandpa. I am especially blessed to have had this one great love.❤️

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
Condolences to you. So sorryπŸ™

Tom Rippengale

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Pat Bushman
My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

Isabel Trevino

Larry Carletta
I knew Tom, and of course Pam from 1966 on. Enjoyed his company and his passion for photography. We also had a shared passion of cars. RIP

Ron Hagg
RIP, Tom.

Doug Froeberg
Tom and I played on the BHS. B team together He was a guard and I was center, good times.

Laurie Still Dressler
Tom’s best buddy, Bill, and I went on many double dates with him and Pam. So many good times, may they both have more fun car rally’s together. Pam you are in my prayers.

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to all his family and friends. RIP Tom.

Deb Helsley Bush
Rest In Peace πŸ˜ͺ

Paul Kane
RIP Tom.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Love and prayers to the family....Rest in peace, Tom...

Kathy Bice
RIP Tom πŸ™πŸ» to the family.

Toni Ethridge
He was our neighbor for many year since childhood!

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Peggy Beliveau
My prayers for his Widow...πŸ’™πŸ’™

Lucia Hernandez Bernard Sorensen
Condolences to the family.