Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ham Lloyd, BHS Educator and Counselor (1924-2013)

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We are sad to read in Facebook what Sharon Cox wrote on December 29, 2013...

"My Dad went to be with the Lord at 2:20 today. Such a wonderful Father, husband to Mom, Grandfather, educator, mentor and servant to so many. Thank you for all the prayers and support."

Services will be at 11am on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Burbank First United Methodist Church.


1965 BHS Ceralbus


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2008 - BHS Centennial
Photo by Linda Mustion
http://bhsinmemoriam.blogspot.com/2013/12/ham-lloyd-former-bhs-teacher.html


2011 at Pete Peterson's memorial - Ham & Jim Lloyd - 22 mos. apart
Photo by Alan Landros


1966 BHS Ceralbus


1967 BHS Ceralbus

AND WHILE FOOTBALL COACH...

1955 - Burbank 20, Burroughs 14. On their way to a probable playoff berth, the Indians overlooked the Bulldogs and were knocked out of the playoffs. Steve Searock and Bill Reed led the Bulldogs who were under the guidance of rookie coach Ham Lloyd, whose squad included John Lockwood who later became head coach at Burbank.

1962 - Burbank 34, Burroughs 0. Also beginning and ending his coaching career with a victory, Ham Lloyd posted a 5-3 "Big Game" record with this win in his final game. Phil Culotta scored three touchdowns to pace the Bulldogs to their fourth series shutout and came up just points short of the CIF scoring championship, losing to Steve Grady of Loyola who scored five touchdowns the same evening.

http://wesclark.com/burbank/burbank_burroughs_football_rivalry.html

FROM BURBANK LEADER ARTICLE NOV 12, 2003...

HAM LLOYD (Burbank coach)
Making his debut as Bulldogs' coach in 1955, Steve Searock and Bill Reed helped give Lloyd his first win in the Big Game, a 20-14 victory. He coached Burbank until 1966, and was also the school's vice principal.

"What I remember most about the annual game between Burbank and Burroughs was the excitement it used to generate," Lloyd said.

"Burbank wasn't that big of a city back then, and the downtown was nothing like it is now. But the game was so big back in the [1950s], that most of the stores in downtown would close down because so many people were at the game.

"We had some pretty good games back then. It was always a good, spirited rivalry between the two teams."

http://articles.burbankleader.com/2003-11-12/news/export5173_1_burbank-coach-burbank-player-bulldog


FROM FACEBOOK CLASS '64...

We are vey sorry to share with you that our "Beloved Coach" and Teacher, Ham Lloyd passed away yesterday (Dec. 30, 2013) at his home in Burbank, CA...Ham Lloyd was so much a part of most ALL of our memories of Burbank High School. He was loved by endless numbers of BHS students over so many years and generations. Besides serving a Head Football Coach and Teacher, Mr. Lloyd also was a Counselor and Vice Principal during his years at Burbank High. He was an integral part of his community, church and of course, so loved by his family and friends.

Coach Lloyd served in the U.S. Army 143rd Regiment, 36th Infantry Division during WWII. He served in Italy, France, Germany and Austria and was awarded the Bronze Star For Valor.

BHS Class of 1962, honored Coach Lloyd with a beautiful plaque, when he and his wife Jane, were "guests of honor" at the Class of '62's 50th Reunion, in 2012. Coach Lloyd will be inducted into the Burbank High School "Hall of Fame" in the Fall of 2014.

Memorial Services will be held for Ham Lloyd on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00AM at Burbank First United Methodist Church on Glenoaks Bl.

The picture below is of Carole Collins BHS '63 and Coach Lloyd, when they attended one of the monthly Senior Bulldog Luncheons a few years ago. Thank you, Coach Lloyd for the love and guidance you gave to all of us BHS Alums, for so many years...You will truly be missed. God Bless You.

Photo: We are vey sorry to share with you that our "Beloved Coach" and Teacher, Ham Lloyd passed away yesterday (Dec. 30, 2013) at his home in Burbank, CA...Ham Lloyd was so much a part of most ALL of our memories of Burbank High School. He was loved by endless numbers of BHS students over so many years and generations. Besides serving a Head Football Coach and Teacher, Mr. Lloyd also was a Counselor and Vice Principal during his years at Burbank High. He was an integral part of his community, church and of course, so loved by his family and friends.

Coach Lloyd served in the U.S. Army 143rd Regiment, 36th Infantry Division during WWII. He served in Italy, France, Germany and Austria and was awarded the Bronze Star For Valor.

BHS Class of 1962, honored Coach Lloyd with a beautiful plaque, when he and his wife Jane, were "guests of honor" at the Class of '62's 50th Reunion, in 2012. Coach Lloyd will be inducted into the Burbank High School "Hall of Fame" in the Fall of 2014.

Memorial Services will be held for Ham Lloyd on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00AM at Burbank First United Methodist Church on Glenoaks Bl. 

The picture below is of Carole Collins BHS '63 and Coach Lloyd, when they attended one of the monthly Senior Bulldog Luncheons a few years ago.Thank you, Coach Lloyd for the love and guidance you gave to all of us BHS Alums, for so many years...You will truly be missed. God Bless You.

JANUARY 1, 2014 UPDATE
Note and photo from Connie Barron Trimble

"Hi Cathy, Thanks for the great picture of Ham Lloyd! I had to look twice as I only have known him through church and in the last 15 years. So great to read all the comments about the lives he touched. I'm attaching a picture I took of him on March 10th of 2013, his last birthday. I loved his smile and genuine interest in everyone."




JANUARY 3, 2014 UPDATE
Obituary in Burbank Leader

Former BUSD coach dies

Educator Ham Lloyd, mentor to students and fellow teachers, was 89.

By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com

January 3, 2014 | 6:01 p.m.

Former Burbank Unified educator, administrator and coach Benjamin Hamilton Lloyd, known as “Ham” to generations of Burbank students and locals, passed away Dec. 30 from congestive heart failure, his family said. He was 89.

Lloyd was born on March 10, 1924, in Ohio. Beginning in 1942, Lloyd spent three years fighting in the Army during World War II. He fought in North Africa, Italy, Southern France, and helped liberate prisoners in concentration camps in Belgium, Austria and Germany, his daughter, Sharon Cox said.

His efforts and involvement in battles during WW II earned him a Bronze Star for heroism.

Upon returning from the war, he enrolled at the University of Redlands, where he met his wife, Jane Lloyd, on a blind date.

“That blind date turned out to be a miracle.” Jane Lloyd recalled this week. “He just kept staring at me. He had these most gorgeous blue eyes,” she added.

Their date was also the beginning of what would become their 63-year marriage.

“He was always fun,” Jane Lloyd said. “A real true love.”

The Lloyds had two children, Sharon and Steven, and Ham Lloyd loved to dedicate his time to his family, his daughter said. He once packed up the family in a Volkswagen Pop-Top van for a six-week cross-country road trip.

While working for Burbank Unified, Ham Lloyd coached football at Burbank High for eight years, from 1955 through 1963.

Burbank Unified School Board President Dave Kemp, who once coached football at Burbank High, remembered Ham Lloyd as being “a really good” man.

“I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to know him and spend a lot of time with him,” he added. “Ham was a good mentor to all of us.”

Kemp also recalled one night in the fall of 1956 when he was coaching football for Glendale’s Hoover High and his team lost to Ham Lloyd’s Burbank Bulldogs, 45-0.

“They beat the daylights out of us,” Kemp said.

Ham Lloyd later became assistant principal at Burbank High, a post he would hold for 17 years, largely managing students’ extracurricular activities. Before retiring in 1985, Ham Lloyd served as principal of Monterey High, Burbank Unified’s continuation school.

“There’s so many people that he influenced and mentored,” Cox recalled. “He really had a servant’s heart.”

For 50 years, Ham Lloyd was active in Burbank Noon Kiwanis. He was also involved with the Burbank First United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir.

Ham Lloyd is survived by his two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His three siblings — Kathleen Freeland and James and John Lloyd — also survive him.

A service for Ham Lloyd will be held at 11 a.m. next Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burbank First United Methodist Church.

http://www.burbankleader.com/the818now/tn-blr-former-busd-coach-dies-20140103,0,6552476.story


JANUARY 6, 2014 UPDATE from Linda Lee, BHS '59


Standing: Bill Hart, Linda Durkee Johnson and Eric Werner class of '59
Sitting: Ham and Jane Lloyd

We spent a good hour after the service talking about the good 'ol days at BHS. That following June, I moved back to Lake Arrowhead and now wished I had one more chance to give him a hug. I do not believe Ham and Jane ever missed on of our reunions. He often said we, the class of '59 , were one of his favorite classes. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.....
Linda Lee

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Darling by Dee Dee Dorety/Daugharty Culotta, BHS '66

Dee Dee has a beautiful voice!



Dee Dee and her Christmas Doxies in 2007



HERE'S MORE...




Saturday, December 21, 2013

Listen to 17 yr old Dee Dee Daugharty Culotta, BHS '66, Sing!

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This is SO COOL!! Dee Dee wrote on Facebook yesterday...

"A funny thing happened today. My brother called me and said that his friend heard my record on U Tube that I made when I was 17 yrs. old. Neither one of us had a clue that it was on U tube. Someone from the music business put it on there back in 2010 and I just found out today. Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell played some of the guitar background on this record back in 1966. Dorsey wrote the song. It's called 'If the World Only Knew;\' and my name is spelled DeeDee Dorety on the record. What a fun surprise for me today."





FOUND ANOTHER ONE!



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DEE DEE DORETY-Girl Group-SPECTOR-Blossoms-SOUL - HEAR

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IF THE WORLD ONLY KNEW / To Go Our Separate Ways - DJ PROMO  (Era 3162)  Out of Los Angeles, this 1966 release is the sole disc issued by Miss Dorety on the Era label.  It was recorded at Hollywood's GOLD STAR STUDIO with it's echo chamber wide open to showcase the driving, quazi-Spectoresque arrangement by 'Wrecking Crew' keyboardist, DON RANDI.  Darlene Love and The Blossoms are on background vocals.  The labels and vinyl have some minor wear.  Nothing serious.  Plays LOUD and STRONG.  An over all VG.

 

DECEMBER 22, 2013 UPDATE
I asked Dee Dee to tell us how she got into the music business and here's what she wrote - THANKS DEE DEE!!

"My family moved from Wisconsin to Burbank, Calif. in 1956. I had won several singing contests in Wisconsin at the age of 5 so when we came to Calif., we found a manager down in Hollywood to help me get a singing career started at the age of 10.. This manager, Jesse Hodges, introduced me to Johnny and Dorsey Burnette and I ended up making a record with the Freedom recording label . Dorsey wrote the song and both he and Johnny played guitar on my record. The office boy there later recorded some songs too and became Donnie Brooks. I later got connected up with a new manager, Joe Laine, who was Frankie Laine's brother. He got me a singing engagement at the Beverly Hills Hotel around the age of 11 for the Sour Apple Awards that the press gives out to celebrities. I also got booked at the Pomona Fair for a week singing every night in their Pavilion at 11 yrs. old. I appeared and sang on about 4 T.V. shows during that time also. Later, when I was about 15 yrs. old I got reconnected with Dorsey Burnette again and I sang with him and Johnny and Jackie De Shannon at the Burbank Armory. At 17, I recorded a couple more songs that Dorsey wrote and Era records signed me up with their record company. I had some great backing on that record. Darlene Love and the Blossoms were my back- up singers, while Glen Campbell, Dorsey Burnette, Don Randi and James Burton played guitars, drum and the piano behind me. Phil Spector was the sound man for that record also. ( Darlene Love later went on to be a singer with songs like "He's a Rebel".) After my record was released, my father decided to move to Montana with his second wife so I lost my financial backing, and didn't have the money to continue to pursue a singing career. Later in my 20's someone offered to give me the financial backing to get back into the music business again but by then I was married with 2 kids and I chose my family over a career. It was fun while it lasted though and I met a lot of really neat people along the way..."

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ruth Ellen Wood Bradley, BHS '69 (1951-2013)


Ruth Ellen Wood Bradley, BHS 1969

Ruth was born on October 30, 1951 to Theodore (Ted) and Flora Ann Wood, in Glendale, California. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and close friends on July 16, 2013.

Ruth was raised in Burbank, along with her three sisters, Ann (Hand), Mary (Forsen), and Carol (Ruth was #3). Having starred as "Marion the Librarian" in The Music Man, Ruth graduated Burbank High School in 1969.

In 1970, while traveling and performing with the Southern California Youth Chorale in Japan, she met her new best friend and soul mate, Quinton "Corky" Bradley. She instantly became the love of his life. They were married in Hacienda Heights in 1973, and lived in Whittier prior to moving to Irvine, CA.

Blessings came into their lives when, in 1982 Aaron Quinn Bradley was born. And, in 1990, Zachary David Bradley completed their family unit.

Ruth spent most of her professional career as a Commercial Property Manager; at one point managing tenant relations at the largest mall in Orange County: South Coast Plaza.

The Bradley family moved to Fort Collins in 1993 (Ruth's idea!), where she worked in customer relations at Larrabee's, until they closed. From then on, Ruth would just say she was a "kept woman". Ruth enjoyed gardening, going to the gym, traveling, and cooking, as well as spending time with dear friends.

Ruth is survived by her sons Aaron and Zachary, Husband Corky, sisters Ann, Mary, and Carol, and Cooper, her Westie.


As the end of her short life rapidly approached, family and friends gathered to remember and tell stories, laugh, cry, sing, and toast the wonderful times that were shared with Ruth. Since we know that she was nearby and could hear this, we know that it was the perfect way to celebrate her life and influence on the Earth.

Ruth believed that we are all of the same Spirit, and exemplified love, joy, inclusiveness, and respect for all life. She will be dearly missed by everyone who was blessed to know her.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation, please do so in Ruth's name to the American Cancer Society, The family would also like to thank the incredible doctors and staff at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, the Fort Collins Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, and Accent Care Hospice.

Cathy Cunningham Rutherford, BHS '71 (1952-1983)



With help from others, we were able to confirm the following about Cathy, Dean Cunningham's sister.

Cathy Cunningham was born July 23, 1952. She graduated from Burbank High in 1971. Cathy then married Ray Rutherford, BHS '68, and they had two children.

Cathy was living in Orange, California when she passed away September 27, 1983, at 31 years of age.

Very sad...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dean Cunningham, BHS '68 (1949-1999)



This is sad to learn...

Dean Cunningham was born Sept 2, 1949 and died at 50 years of age, Oct 2, 1999, while living in Hawaii.

Dean went to Miller Elementary... here is his 6th grade class photo

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Back: Jay Sletten, Bobby Graham, Leland Freeman, Johnny, Tom Rockriver, Roger

Third: Joe Veklota, Vern Olson, Sharon Ryan, Sara Lee Marino, Mary Brotsis, Karen Tripp, Wendy Richard, Cathy Palmer, Diana Ziegler, Mary Ogle, Kathleen Dupree, Judy Rayl, Arlene Clark, Mrs. Ostrowsky

Second: Sandy Sharamitaro, Susan Johnston, Kay Fouse, Paula Blank, Cathy Nicholls, Margaret, Pam Brown, Henritta Reagan, Jeanne Sproul, Alice Payne, Vicky

Front: Steve Hansen, Dicky Newcomer, Arthur Robinson, Dean Cunningham, Alvin Lou, Don Ray Ripley, Roland Young

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Jacquilyn Ann Brooks, PE Teacher at Muir (1937-2013)


Photo from the 1964 Highlander Yearbook for John Muir Jr High

Sadly, just found this today... Mrs Brooks was a nice PE Teacher!

Jacquilyn Ann Brooks

October 19, 1937 - December 3, 2013

Jackie passed away December 3, 2013. There will be no service at this time.

She lived most of her life in Burbank, California. She was a teacher at John Muir Jr. High School for 30 years.

She will be missed deeply by her family, friends and her lifelong partner. She was known for her smile, laughter, sense of humor and love of her students.

"If you love somebody enough you can still hear the laughter after they are gone"
.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 11, 2013
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ladailynews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=168475042#sthash.fgvuKGzL.dpuf

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jacquilyn-Brooks&lc=4786&pid=168436765&mid=5766924&Affiliate=ladailynews&PersonID=168475042&FHID=11401

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Robert David Espinoza, BHS '66 (1948-2013)



Sadly, we received the following news today...
Hi Cathy, Would you please post this obituary on the school website. Bob was my bother-in-law for 43 years. He was class of '66, I was class of '67 and my sister Donna Dolan was class of '68.

Sharon Dolan Driscoll

Please visit the Obituary for Robert David Espinoza
http://www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000168309668



In Memory of
Robert David Espinoza
May 2, 1948 - November 29, 2013
Obituary

Robert David Espinoza, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, surrounded by his family. Over the past 30 years, he endured many illnesses that challenged his abilities, but he always had a positive attitude and outlook on life. Bob was born May 2, 1948, in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Anna Espinoza.

On July 26, 1969, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Donna Colleen Dolan.

Bob attended and graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 1973, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. After graduating they moved to Ventura where he began his teaching career at Oxnard High School. There he would teach for twenty four years, loving what he did and inspiring many students in the process.

Due to health complications, he had to retire early from Oxnard High School. Bob endured many challenges, but the one that affected him the most was Multiple Sclerosis. Although this was very debilitating, he would often refer to the acronym MS as "Math Specialist." His ability to find the silver lining in any situation is something that he radiated with everyone he came in contact with.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Camie Granados and her husband Tony, their children, Alyssa, Jacob, Nathan, Joshua, and Jayden all of Orem, Utah; son, Brian Espinoza and his partner Ivan Serdar, their children, Amelia and Sam of Oakland, California ; daughter, Kelly Lowry and her husband Stephen, and their children Joseph and Mick Lowry of Ventura, California.

Bob loved the outdoors, he would roll around the neighborhood in his wheelchair greeting everyone he saw. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and taught them all by his example. Bob loved everyone and always had a smile on his face, no matter how he was feeling. It has often been repeated by many, that he did not have a mean bone in his body.
"Heaven is lucky to have our dad and we will miss him greatly."

Services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:00 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park.

The family has set up The Robert D. Espinoza Memorial Fund with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In lieu of flowers, please help us continue the fight for others with MS. http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/RobertEspinoza.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Espinoza&lc=4791&pid=168309668&mid=5759423