Monday, January 16, 2023

Nancy Joan Chess Nicholls, BHS '64 (1946-2015)

 Nancy Joan Chess Nicholls
February 20, 1946 - February 20, 2015

Back in 2015, John Nicholls, the son of Nancy Joan Chess Nicholls, posted this wonderful photo and wrote:

In loving memory of my mother Nancy Joan Nicholls-Chess who lost her battle with cancer on 02/20/2015. You will be greatly missed. Love you!!

RIP Nancy.

Archie Watson, BHS '73 (1954-2016)

Archie Cowan Watson III 
MAY 24, 1954 – OCTOBER 17, 2016

Les Watson, BHS '66 (1948-1967)

We just learned that Les and 3 others were in Ensenada, Mexico, on a surf trip. He went off the road and was ejected and killed by his car which crashed him to death! 
Very sad time for all his classmates.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Linda Golden Nichol, BHS '59 (1941-2007)

Linda Joan Golden Nicol
July 30, 1941-November 16, 2007

Sandi Lieffers just posted on Facebook...
I just discovered this page. My mother Linda Golden Nicol class of 1959 passed away in 2007 much too young at age 66. I miss her so much. She met my dad on a blind date in high school.
RIP Linda. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

William Shepherd, BHS '26/'28 (1908-1997) & Glenna Thompson Shepherd, BHS '29 (1912-1993)

Debra Asay sent this notice and these wonderful photos of her grandparents...

My grandparents went to Burbank High. I just came across your BHS blog today for the first time. I have been looking for places to post items I have that belonged to my grandparents and am offering you the images I have. Wishing you a wonderful day.
William Otto Shepherd - Class of 1926, but he didn't graduate till 1928. In winter of 1926 he came down with a very bad case of scarlet fever/scarlatina. Lost a lot of body weight, it took a number of months for him to come back to health. Born: May 28, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. Died Dec. 26, 1997 in Bullhead City, Arizo na.

Glenna Gertrude Thompson - Class of 1929. June 28 1912 in Needles, California. Died Jan. 30, 1993 in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Otto first saw Glenna at a church mass. He said that he knew the first time he saw her sitting there under a big brimmed black hat that she was the one. They dated about 4 years and were married Oct. 11, 1931 at Church of the Holy Trinity Los Angeles, California.




A FEW HI-JINX AND HI-LIFE ISSUES FROM 1927-1929 Sent in by Debra Asay


Sunday, January 8, 2023

Don Roland, BHS '59, Passed Away December 20, 2022


Donald E Roland
December 20, 2022

Don Rowland, class of, '59 passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022 in Camarillo, CA with his family by his side. He had cancer.

Submitted by Linda Durkee Johnson

RIP Don.


Tom Lambert, BHS '59, Passed Away June 15, 2022

Tom Lambert, class or '59, passed on June 15, 2022 in Bakersfield, CA.

Submitted by Linda Durkee Johnson

RIP Tom.

(If you have more info or a photo, we will add. Thank you.

Christine Durkee Teaque, BHS '60 (1942-2022)


Christene Durkee Teaque, class of '60, passed away on December 19 with her husband, Jack Teaque, class of '59, at her side. Chris had been battling cancer for some time. They lived in Republic Washington and have a daughter, Darcy and son, Shawn. Chris was a sister to Seina, class of '58, who passed away in July, and Linda Durkee Johnson class of '59. Chris had spunk and will be missed dearly.

Submitted by Linda Durkee Johnson

RIP Christine