Monday, July 30, 2018

Gloria Jean McClatchie Mather, BHS '64 (1946-2016)

In Celebration of the Life of
Gloria McClatchie Mather
August 1, 1946 – October 4, 2016
October 20, 2016 at 6:00pm
King of Kings Lutheran Church, Renton, Washington

Gloria was born in Burbank, California to Mae McClatchie and Frank McClatchie. She was the oldest of 4 children.

Gloria graduated from Burbank High School in 1964, where she had many friends.

In 1966 she had son, Mike McClatchie. In 1971 she married Lynn Wilcoxson and had 2 children. Lynn worked for Lockheed where Gloria also began working; taking jobs from the ground up, eventually getting to work on the Lockheed F-117 and U2 programs.

For many years Gloria was a group home parent. In the beginning she fostered runaway teens, however later on she took in children with disabilities. With her own 3 children along with the foster children and a full time job, it was a busy time. Unfortunately, the marriage with Lynn ended in 1980.

In 1981 Paul Mather married Gloria. Paul worked for Boeing. His job would take them to England where they lived for a short time. They moved to Kent in 1993 where Gloria opened “P and G Creations” in Auburn. Gloria always had a very creative mind, and looked for ways to express it.

For the past 2 years Gloria had been battling lung cancer. Prior to the cancer diagnosis there were other health issues that caused her to become physically weak. She was a strong woman who battled things head on. In the neighborhood where she lived, she was a good neighbor. If anyone ever needed anything, she was one who could be counted on if she was feeling well enough. She will greatly be missed and her friends will always have “remember when” stories to share about her.

Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Frank McClatchie, and is survived by her mother, Mae McClatchie; her sisters, Donna Taggart and Nancy McClatchie and Rick, her significant other; and her brother, Don and his wife, Ellen McClatchie. Her surviving children are, son, Michael and his wife Lety McClatchie; daughter Amy and Brian Hawker; son, Robert Wilcoxson; and her two granddaughters, Cloe and Samantha Hawker.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Bob Lovejoy, BHS '66 (1948-2018)

Robert Harry Lovejoy
August 29, 1948 - July 7, 2018

Just received the sad news of the passing of Bob Lovejoy from his sister, Lynn (Lovejoy) Volgraff, BHS '65:

Bob passed away yesterday. He had massive stroke on Friday. I got to be with him and his family when they took him off life support and he passed away quickly. No pain. We are all in shock and now the real work will begin since he had 2 delis. the Three Pickles and the Pickle Room in Santa Barbara. He leaves wife Dawn, Son Clay and daughter Athena, along with 3 grandchildren.

Please keep Lynn and all the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bob was well loved in his community and here are a few articles from the local Santa Barbara newspaper:

2016 Interview with Bob Lovejoy

2013 Article

2009 Article


Linda Silvas
Oh no. How sad. He was a great guy and classmate

George Frigerio
rip old friend

Anita Page

Adele Bassett

Sam Rivero
RIP Bob. I just saw him for my birthday in May. I’m good friends with his Son.

George Colvin
Knew Bob and Lynn Lovejoy from Emerson Elementary days.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Oh no! We would stop at his deli in Santa Barbara

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Tammy Klinger
Another Bulldog.....😒 Prayers for the family πŸ™

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
Rest in peace

Ron Hagg
I have very fond memories of Bob. RIP, Bob.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
RIP Bobby!! His first wife was Debbie Brandon and they had 2 sons together. God Bless him 😒

Louise Good Hernandez
I had no idea, Annette Dinolfo Bennett. So sorry for the loss of Bob. May he Rest in Peace.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Rest in peace, Bob....Love and prayers to the family...Such a difficult time...God bless and keep you....❤️

Betsey Nash
What a great guy — wish Is known him as an adult. Love to his family.

Sara Marino Becaria
Prayers to Bob’s family πŸ™

Harold Maxham
Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Lovejoy family.

Dianne Postal-Simmons
Oh no he was my husband best friend so sad! I got married in 75 and for our honeymoon we spent the night at Bobbie and Debbie’s house and watch Graham being born!

Cathy Emmett Palmer
Sadly, Graham passed away in 2016 ☹️

Kenneth Clark
Sad! Haven't seen him and Debbie since the 70s. Always spread joy and happiness! Sincere condolences to his surviving family and friends!

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to all his family and friends. Fly with the Angels, Bob.

Bill Wright

Janine Wood-Bokman
Farewell 😒

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

Jo Elaine Morton
Oh dear! RIP Bobby LovejoyπŸ™

Linda Hayes Murvin

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Paul Kane
RIP Bob. I've known Bob since the 7th grade at John Muir.

Gary Holloway
Sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Definitely one of the good guys. RIP sir.

Paul Kane
Well said Gary. Bob was definitely one of the good guys.

Kathy Bice
RIP Bobby Lovejoy πŸ™πŸ»

Laura Unch
So sorry for your loss. I knew Bobby from school but my mother and his mother were dear friends and had gone to school together. Rip

Susan Landing-Phillips
Sorry for your of Bob.

Jennifer Dale Schatz
No... so sad. πŸ˜ͺ RIP Fellow Bulldog.

Bruce Fossler
I can still see a very young loving kid running around the gym field in way over sized shorts.

Bob was just very up to be around...I thought he was a young version of Ricky Nelson......

Short Story....a BULLY was picking on him and he was trying to make light of it. The Bully pushed Bob....just then this girl came flying in a hit the BULLY......THEN A GROUP OF GIRLS STARTED SCREAMING AT THE BULLY....HEY PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.....Everybody loved this little skinny kid.....

I last saw Bob and DEBBIE BRANDON at the San Diego Zoo...Bob had grown into a man and we had a nice talk....

I hope that your life was good....your dreams realized.....

Another burbanker that made my childhood so wonderful.....R.I.P.

Penny Jonas Barth
Oh, I am so, so sorry. I know we are old enough for this to be happening, but I still see us as we were at good old Emerson Elementary! So sad. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Tess Severson
Such a sweet funny guy! RIP my friend

Barbara Zelenay Berry
Not liking this.. What a nice guy!.. RIP Bob!!

Steve Gullion
Instant Sadness....Memories from Grammar School on ...So long, Bob,,,

July 10, 2018 ARTICLE

Bob Lovejoy Dies

Bob Lovejoy, owner and cocreator of the Pickle Room and the Three Pickles sandwich shops, died last weekend after suffering either an aneurysm or massive stroke.

Born in 1947, Lovejoy got into the bar-and-restaurant business relatively late in life after a successful career as a contractor. In 2006, Lovejoy opened the first Three Pickles on East Canon Perdido Street at the site of the present day Handlebar coffee shop. At a time when local businesses are struggling to find a toehold, Lovejoy — who opened the shop with his son Clay — instantly attracted a loyal clientele of downtown workers, which has only expanded since.

Lovejoy’s true civic accomplishment, however, was the reincarnation of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, a signature downtown bar and restaurant located next door to the current Three Pickles. Lovejoy had long been a regular at Jimmy’s and managed to capture its essence and spirit — not to mention vibe and look — when he opened the Pickle Room in 2013.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ray Edwards Brown, BHS '47 (1929-2018)

JUNE 8, 1929 ~ JULY 4, 2018

Received this email today...
I’m sending this message for those of you that haven’t heard yet that Ray passed away early this evening, July 4, at home in Burbank, less than four weeks after his 89th birthday. I’ve known Ray since 1958 when I was six years old. Everyone who knew him was aware of the unique and very special man that he was his entire life. Now he has arrived HOME for eternity, with all problems and suffering in the past. Below is what Ray and Joyce’s middle son, Mark, wrote this evening about his dad’s passing.
Alan Landros
Romans 8:18

After a long illness, Ray Edwards "Pops" Brown passed away peacefully at home today at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of kindness, generosity, and devotion to the community that meant so much to him and all who had the privilege of knowing him during his lifetime.

A native son of Burbank, Ray attended Joaquin Miller Elementary, John Muir Junior High, and Burbank High School, Class of '47. Ray served his country proudly in the US Army and then ran a successful insurance agency until his retirement at the age of 80 in his beloved Burbank!

A devoted Christian, husband, father, and grandfather, "Pops" was, in every sense, "one-of-a-kind!!" He is survived by his wife of 68 years Joyce, sons Kent, Mark, and Brad, eight grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He's walking with the Lord now! Rest In Peace Pops!

Saturday, July 14, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – Mortuary Visitation, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Mortuary
3:00 P.M. – Service, Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
4:45 P.M. – Reception after Services, Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills