Friday, February 22, 2013

Lena Hobbs Peckham, BHS '40 (1921-2013)

Lena Myrl Hobbs Peckham, BHS '40

September 5, 1921 - February 12, 2013

Lena Myrl Hobbs was born September 5, 1921. As a young girl she moved with her family to Burbank. They lived at Verdugo and Glenoaks. Lena went through school in Burbank, and graduated from BHS in 1940. She later met Willard Peckham who had moved to Southern California from Wisconsin. They were married in May of 1941. They had three daughters, Linda (BHS '60), Nancy (BHS '64), and Janice (BHS '72). In the 1940's Willard became a Burbank Police Officer. In the early 1950's he changed from BPD to the Burbank Fire Department where he remained until his retirement in 1972, at the Bel Aire Station at the top of Uclan Dr. for many years before he retired. From 1952 until 1972 Lena and Willard lived at Hilton Dr. and Eton in Burbank. During her years in Burbank Lena attended the Burbank Foursquare Church, First Baptist Church of Burbank at Fairmount and Glenoaks, and lastly Calvary Bible Church at Main St. and Alameda.

In September 1972 Lena and Willard moved to Northern California to Clearlake Oaks, where they lived for the next 40 years. Their home was on Clearlake, and their back yard went down to their dock where they kept their boat. During those years they also took many trips around the country in their motorhome. This past November they moved about thirty miles to Lucerne, CA, to live next door to their youngest daughter, Janice, and her husband.

Lena Myrl Hobbs Peckham passed away at home in Lucerne, CA on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2013, at age 91. Her husband, daughter, and son-in-law were with her when she passed away. This May she and Willard would have had their 72nd wedding anniversary. Willard is now age 95, and remains in good health.

Lena is survived by her husband, Willard H. Peckham, daughters Linda Peckham Christian of Portland, OR, Nancy Peckham Burris of Cloverdale, CA, and Janice Peckham Jennings of Lucerne, CA, nine grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, two half-sisters, five nieces, and one nephew. She was a sweet, sweet lady who will be missed by her large and loving family and her many friends.

Alan Landros

Monday, February 11, 2013

BHS '68 45th Reunion Oct 13, 2013

Class '68 Senior Pics

45th Reunion at the Castaway
1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501
October 13, 2013
Time TBD
Contact: Annette Dinoflo Bennett

Class '68 Senior Photos

Class '68 Website

Class '68 Memorial

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Class '64 Gals Met at Bob's

From Pam Kirkwood on Facebook:

Great times today for the BHS GIRLS VALENTINE'S Luncheon At Bob's Toluca Lake...

Top row...LEFT TO RIGHT...Carole Collins '63...Julie Naugle Modglin '64. BOB THE BIG BOY, Mary Lou Johnson Anderson '64, Carole Wells Payne '63, Jo Ritcher Andreae '63

Bottom row...LEFT TO RIGHT...Pam Zipfel Kirkwood '64, Chris Taylor Higgins '64, Nancy Kilner Varney '64, Christine Perez Turner '62, Tammy Stepanow Klinger '64...

Many thanks to Tammy for getting this whole day organized...We had so MUCH fun...and believe me...between the 10 of us, we had enough BIG BOYS, fries and Cokes of various flavors (plus, one table got FUDGE CAKE) to satisfy ALL of you, (Virtually, of course)...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Jerry Snell, BHS '64, Passed Away

Received this email today from Jon and Pam Kirkwood - very sorry to hear...

In doing research for our BHS Class of '64 50th Reunion, we were informed of the passing of our classmate, Jerry Snell. Jerry passed suddenly from an illness, 2 years ago. Jerry and his wife Sharon resided in the Reno area. He is forever missed by his wife and family...