Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nadine Berkland Magee BHS '47 (1929-2013)

Former Senior Bulldogs President, Nadine Magee, passed away recently we just learned.

Please keep her husband Bill and the family in your thoughts and prayers.


The following was in the Senior Bulldogs Newsletter

Former Longtime SENIOR BULLDOGS President

At the beginning of the April 1 Senior Bulldogs luncheon in Burbank, Gus Ghiselli announced to the alumni who were present that Nadine Berkland Magee had passed away two days earlier, on Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, just three days after her 84th birthday. She passed away at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. It was indeed very sad news for all of the alumni at the luncheon.

Nadine was born March 27, 1929, in Lake Mills, Iowa. Both of Nadine's parents were of full Norwegian descent. When she was two years old her family moved here to Glendale, where they lived for three or four years, and where Nadine went to Kindergarten. Then they moved to Burbank and Nadine began the 1st grade at Joaquin Miller Elementary on Providencia. She went the rest of the way through Miller, then John Muir Junior High, followed by BHS graduating in 1947. The family lived on Providencia Ave. while Nadine and her siblings were growing up. Her older brother, Ron, was BHS '45, sister, Sharon, five years younger than Nadine, began at BHS but finished at JBHS. They are both deceased. The youngest sister, Sue, is twelve years younger than Nadine, and went to JBHS. Sue currently lives in nearby Winnetka. Nadine was always involved in school activities during both junior high and high school. She was 'Senior Class Secretary' for the Class of '47. She was also a member of GAA, (Girl's Athletic Association). During her senior year Nadine was chosen to be the 'Aloha Queen', and future husband Bill was her escort for the event! In the September 2008 BHS Centennial Parade, 1947 Aloha Queen Nadine and Aloha Princess Dodie Moore '47, rode together in a classic Cadillac convertible belonging to Dodie's son-in-law. Nadine always headed-up the Class of '47 reunions held each five years from the 25th in 1972 to the 60th in 2007, a lot of work to be sure, but a labor of love for her. By 2012 she physically was not up to the task, and therefore no reunion was held

After BHS Nadine attended Glendale College for one year. She then studied nursing at Santa Rosa Community College in northern California, and after graduating became a nurse. She then returned to Burbank and first worked as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank for a short time. Nadine then went to work for Burbank obstetrician, Dr. Rombeau, in his office as his nurse. She worked for him for quite a few years, both before having children and after, and later would fill in when needed.

Nadine first met Bill Magee in September 1941 when they both began the 7th grade in Burbank at John Muir Junior High. In the 9th grade Nadine wore Bill's class ring on a chain around her neck! Bill says Nadine was very popular, and he usually had to "book a date" about a month ahead! As mentioned he was her date for the 1947 Aloha event where she was the Queen. Sometime after Nadine returned to Burbank after college in Santa Rosa she and Bill reunited. Bill said, "THANK GOODNESS we got back together after high school"! They were married on May 17, 1953, and her passing comes just seven weeks before their 60th wedding anniversary. They first lived in Canoga Park, and then for the last 46 years they have lived in Northridge. Bill and Nadine had two children, Teri and Patrick. Teri is also a nurse, and works at Northridge Hospital. She lives in Northridge. Bill says Teri has been "a life saver" in caring for Nadine at home, and at both Northridge Hospital and the rehab in Chatsworth where Nadine had been recently. Most Senior Bulldogs who attend the Burbank luncheons know that Teri is an 'Honorary Senior Bulldog', usually attending the luncheons and helping in many ways. Patrick Magee and his family live in Woodland Hills. He has a son, Ryan, and two daughters, Nicole, and Jennifer. Bill equates his and Nadine’s life together to this verse from Cinderella, “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

Bill Magee began to attend the Senior Bulldogs luncheons in Burbank in 1992 after he had retired in 1991. At that time there were only about 20 men who attended. They first met at El Chiquito Mexican Restaurant on Olive Ave. in Burbank, owned by Bob Gomez BHS '48, which was across the street from Warner Bros. Nadine was the first lady to attend any of the Senior Bulldogs luncheons! Bill took Nadine with him to one of the luncheons. Everyone knew Nadine, and vice versa. Soon the word spread and more ladies began to attend. The group then began holding the luncheons at Genio's Restaurant on Olive Ave., owned by Marvin Cecchini BHS '52, and Gene Cecchini BHS '54. After that the luncheons were held at the Burbank Holiday Inn for several years. Finally the move was made to the Burbank Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way where the monthly Burbank luncheons continue today on the first Monday of each month, (second Monday in September). Throughout all of these moves the attendance and membership continued to grow, and Nadine was there consistently. Nadine was the Senior Bulldogs Vice President for two years. Next she was the Senior Bulldogs President for about eight years right up until a couple of years ago when Carol Brown Baker '67 became the President. During all of the years that Nadine served, Bill Magee was the Senior Bulldogs Treasurer. All of the Burbank luncheon attendees will remember that every month about ten very nice stuffed animals were given to ten "lucky" ladies that month. Nadine and her daughter, Teri, spent time each month going out to find these animals to be given at the next luncheon. There are a number of classmates of Nadines' who regularly attend the Burbank luncheons, some like Ray Brown and Barbara Rogers Roberts who went all the way through school with her from Joaquin Miller, and several others like Al Copping, Junius "Jay" Davis, Ralph "Buddy" Day, Carmen Uharriet Gardina, Gus Ghiselli, Bette Murphy Hamer, Iris Brown Larson, Dodie Moore, Joyce Nelson Neumeier, and Bob Santoyo who went all through Muir and BHS with Nadine. These friendships stretch back more than 65 years to almost 80 years! Nadine Magee was a very loving lady. Bill Magee says, "she loved everyone all of the time"! Another love of Nadine's was animals, and animal rescue specifically. She and Teri have been involved for years with "Life 4 Paws" and "Cats, Inc.", and her passing will be missed there, also.

Nadine attended her last Senior Bulldogs luncheon in Burbank on December 3, 2012. On December 15 she fell and broke a hip. Over the next couple of months she had been in Northridge Hospital and then at a rehabilitation center in Chatsworth. After that she was at home for 18 days, but it then became necessary to return to Northridge Hospital, where she was for 5 days until her unexpected passing on the morning of Saturday, March 30. Nadine's sister, Sue, hosted a gathering for the family and their closest friends on April 13. This had been planned originally before Nadine's passing, so out-of-town relatives could come to see Nadine after her recuperation. After her death it became a time for them to come together to memorialize her wonderful life. Both Bill and Teri Magee plan to attend the May 6 Senior Bulldogs luncheon in Burbank at the Elks Lodge. While being together on that day there will be a time to celebrate the life of Nadine Berkland Magee with her husband and her daughter. They will have photos of Nadine, which will be shared, and will be hosting our dessert to honor her. Time will be given if any Senior Bulldogs wish to share a story or memory of Nadine. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to share in the celebration of Nadine Magee's life, then please do attend the May 6 luncheon at the Burbank Elks Lodge beginning at 11:00 A.M.

Written for the Senior Bulldogs Newsletter by Alan Landros ‘70

Friday, March 22, 2013

Carl 'Bud' Lundquist, BHS '53 (1934-2013)

Carl Lundquist, September 21, 1934 - March 21, 2013

Carl with his parents

Carl with wife Lori and granddaughter Veronica (1992)

Yesterday, our family suffered the loss of Carl Lundquist. I don't have many details but here's what I do know.

Carl, or Bud as we called him, grew up in Burbank and was the oldest of five children. His siblings were Carol Lundquist Thompson, BHS '56 (1938-2002), Richard 'Dick' Lundquist, BHS '54 (1936-1990), Barbie Lundquist Manor, BHS '58 and Gary Lundquist, BHS '62 (1944-2009).

Their parents were Carl (1907-1988) and Anne (1912-1966) Lundquist and they lived on the corner of Angeleno and BelAire.

Over the years as a youngster, I have many fun memories at their home.

After college graduation, Bud married my sister, Patricia Palmer and they had three children: Karen, Kristine and Charles. Bud was an engineer in the aerospace industry. In the late 1970's they divorced. Bud then married Lori.

He also leaves behind three grandchildren: Veronica, Steven and Nicole.

Carl will be missed by many.


Carl M. Lundquist Jr. (1934 - 2013)


Carl "Bud" M. Lundquist, Jr., 78, of Oak Park, Calif., passed away on March 21, 2013. Carl was born on September 21, 1934, the oldest son of five children born to Anne and Carl Lundquist in Oak Park, Ill. He graduated from Burbank High in 1953, and Pacific State University in 1959. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1961.

He is survived by his wife, Lori, of 18 years; and his children Karen, Kristine and Charles; his stepchildren Tracy, Sheri, Trish and Gregg; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Barb Manor.

Graveside services will be held at Glen Haven Cemetery, 13017 N. Lopez Canyon Road, Sylmar, Calif. 91342, on Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m.

Donations in Carl's memory may be made to Christian Child Fund.

Published in Ventura County Star from April 4 to April 7, 2013

APRIL 8, 2013

Find A Grave

SENIOR PHOTO from Burbank High School Ceralbus Yearbook


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bob Crawford, BHS '64 (1945 - 2012)

Please keep Bob's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers...

Robert Lee "Bob" Crawford, '64 - Robert Crawford passed away in an auto accident in Reno, Nevada on November 29, 2012. He was 67. He was buried at Forest Lawn Glendale next to other family members. He had recently moved from Santa Clarita back to Reno where he had lived in previous years.

Robert was born August 3, 1945 and grew up in Burbank, attending Central Elementary and Jordan Jr. High. He began high school at Burroughs and then transferred to BHS for his last two years. For about twelve years from the early 1970's until the early 1980's Robert worked for the City of Burbank in the Streets Department in the Asphalt Division.

Robert was predeceased by his son, Paul Crawford. He is survived by his parents, Richard "Dick" Crawford, BHS '39, and Betty Crawford, Glendale High '41, of Friendly Valley in Santa Clarita, who have been married for 71 years; his older brother, Richard James Crawford, JBHS '61, of Canyon Country; and is also survived by two daughters.

Monday, March 18, 2013

3rd Annual All JBHS/Burbank at CASTAWAY Sept 14, 2013!!

JULY 19, 2013 UPDATE

Just received this email! The event date is September 14 and NOT August 24!!!

Hi Cathy,
Do u know who updates BHS blog sight.
We're just finding out that 9/14 is the correct date for the BHS/JBHS dinner, not 8/24 that is posted on the blog sight.

Lots of confusing emails going around, I did call the castaways event planner and she did confirm 9/14


Larry O'Brien. '69



Saturday, September 14, 2013. (corrected date)

6:00pm until 12:00am in PDT.

This event has been hugely popular. The Theme is our JBHS/Burbank bond. Let's live it. There will be music, dancing, reminiscing.... If you haven't been to one your in for a treat. If you have been a part of the last few gatherings then you know. Lets celebrate us! Last year we had over 150... There will be more this year!

There is no cost and no cover for this event. If you chose to valet park the suggested donation is $3.50.

The Castaway Restaurant Burbank
1250 East Harvard Rd.
Burbank, California 91501

Monday, March 11, 2013

2nd Annual Gary Smestad Memorial Golf Tourny Sept 20, 2013

This tournament will be at DeBell Gold Course in Burbank and is benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Fred Ortega at:

Brendan Turner at:


Friday, March 8, 2013

Judith Dulin Mulligan, BHS '57 (1940-2013)

Memorial Message from Lyla Rowley Wrobel '57...

Judi Dulin Mulligan '57 passed away the morning of Friday, February 15, 2013. If asked to describe Judi in one phrase, her friends would call her "the life of the party"!

Judi grew up in Burbank on Grinnell Dr. with her older brother Tom '56. She attended Emerson Elementary School, John Muir Jr High, and graduated from Burbank High School. She went on to graduate from LaVerne University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is survived by her husband Bob, son Daryl, and daughters Kathy and Karin.

Judi loved life! She was especially fond of babies (both human babies and kittens)! Most of all, she loved the area surrounding Sedona, Arizona. Last year, Judi and Bob took a road trip to visit his family in Kentucky. Upon their arrival, Judi was hospitalized, and eventually passed away from cancer. Her friends will miss her creative spirit.

Judith D. Mulligan was born on January 17, 1940 and passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013.
Judith was a resident of Upland, California.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gladys Johnson Haynes, BHS '46, Passed Away March 3, 2013

Received the following sad news today... thank you, Alan...

Passing of Gladys Johnson Haynes, BHS '46

Gladys Johnson Haynes passed away early Sunday morning, March 3, 2013, at her home in Burbank. She was 84. About two years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. She also had diabetes. Only a few weeks before her death her health worsened significantly. She had had help from Hospice for only about two weeks when she passed away.

Gladys worked for many years for the Burbank Board of Education before her retirement. Her husband, Jim Haynes, worked for the Burbank Unified School District for many years before his retirement from JBHS. Both Gladys and Jim were in the BHS '46 Class.

Gladys is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Jim Haynes; her 3 children, Julie, Kathy, and Bob; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service for Gladys Johnson Haynes will be:
Saturday, March 30, 2013
11:00 A.M.
Tujunga United Methodist Church
9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd.
Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 473-4185

Interment of Cremated Remains will be on Monday,
April 1, 2013 at Glen Haven Memorial Park

Glen Haven Memorial Park
13017 Lopez Canyon Rd.
Sylmar, CA 91342

Alan Landros


Obituary from the Burbank Leader,0,2209349.story

Gladys Ann Haynes July 28, 1928 - March 3, 2013

March 12, 2013 | 10:43 a.m.

Loving wife of 64 years, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend to many. Gladys was a resident of Burbank for all of her life. She worked at the Burbank YMCA prior to staying at home and raising her three children. Once the children had grown up Gladys worked at the Burbank Adult School. Gladys and her husband James Haynes traveled extensively after their retirements from Burbank Unified School District. Gladys loved life and her family. She was the most giving and generous person to all who knew her. Gladys will forever be missed by husband James C. Haynes Jr., children Julie DeRosa; Kathy Patenaude; Robert Haynes; grandchildren Jamie; Nicole, Carson, Robert Jr., William, Brandon, Cori; greatgrandchildren Sierra and Carson James. We will all miss
her love, knowledge, and sound advice.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Yesterday's Senior Bulldog Luncheon

Thanks Pam Kirkwood for posting this great photo of alumni from the 1960's!

Pam wrote...
Here is the pic from yesterday's St. Patrick's Day Luncheon at the Elks.

Standing L - R: Tom Veatch '65, Harold Maxham '63, Don Ray '67, Mickey DePalo '64, Pam Zipfel Kirkwood '64, Chuck Milam '63, Carol Smallenburg '65, John Coyle '65, Trudie Lombard Hentze '65, Cheryl Sellers Stram '64, Sam Licursi '64, Rich Shaw '63, Rita Cardenas '65, Mike Cummings '64, Nancy Kilner Varney '64, Bill Kinzel '66

Bottom L - R: Loanne Walker Ginchereaux '68, Cathy Nicholls Coyle '67, Cecilia Aguirre '68, Sallie Shelton '68, Santa Vessella Calderon '65, Jon Kirkwood '64
Missing: Janice Carlotta Robb

Thanks to Tom Allison BHS '49 for taking this picture.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

History Isn't Boring!

The following email was sent to me by Christine Cullen-Bartlett, BHS '68 and it is SO interesting, I had to post... THANKS CHRIS!

Have you ever wondered where phrases like “Piss Poor” and “Raining Cats and Dogs” came from? Well here ya go!!

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor".

But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the “lowest of the low”.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs, thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained, it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly
vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old“. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and “chew the fat“.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a “wake“.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, “saved by the bell” or was “considered a dead ringer“.

And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring?!?