Thursday, June 30, 2016

Greg Hansen, BHS '66, Passed Oct 17, 2014

We received the following news from Bob Garnett:

Greg Hansen, my tennis partner, passed away October 17, 2014, just after retiring and moving to North Carolina.

He worked for many years at Gelson’s and was a Department Manager in their North Hollywood store.

Greg's brother, Mike, graduated from BHS in 1970.



Virginia Clausen Pokorny, BHS '65 (1947-2016)

Today we received sad news from Angela Franchino Pokorny, BHS '64, that her sister-in-law, Virginia (Ginny Lynn) Clausen, had passed away unexpectantly last week. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers....

Virginia "Ginny" Lynn Pokorny
August 28,1947 - June 21, 2016

Virginia "Ginny" Lynn Pokorny of Sonora went to be with our Lord June 21, 2016 surrounded by her family. Beloved daughter of the late Joe and Marjorie Clausen and brother Jerry. She was the loving wife of Tony Pokorny and mother of Weston and Jason, grandmother to Alexis, Daniella, Lukas, Tony and Kimberly. She is survived by brother Larry Clausen (June) of Fillmore California, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Burbank, California Ginny also graduated from Burbank High School. In May of 1966 she married Tony Pokorny and had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In 1979 the family moved to Oakland, California where she worked at several different companies in accounting and administrative support until retiring in 2003 and relocating to Sonora, California. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed touring the United States and several foreign countries. Her favorite was a recent trip to Israel, Jordan and Turkey. She was so happy to visit the places where Jesus and the apostles preached the gospel.

Ginny had a beautiful smile, loving heart and gentle spirit. She loved life and was moved to volunteer at the Foothill Pregnancy Center in Sonora. The center supports young pregnant women and young mothers in need. She managed the "Mommy Store" and the clothing donations. Seeing the mothers and their babies in the store was a very rewarding and joyful time in her life. She loved the Lord, spending time praying and reading her bible daily. Ginny touched our hearts with her beautiful smile and calm presence. We will always love you and cherish the wonderful memories you left for us.

Memorials may be made in Ginny's name to the Foothill Pregnancy Center of Sonora, 427 N. Highway 49, Suite101, Sonora, CA 95370.

Celebration of Life Service
July 16, 2016
2:00 pm

Calvary Chapel Sonora
19889 Soulsbyville Road
Soulsbyville, CA 95372
Reception to follow!/Obituary

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Julie Hornbeck Feenstra, BHS '66 (1948-2016)

Julie Hornbeck Feenstra
March 30, 1948 - June 4, 2016

More sad news for the BHS Class 1966 - email from Nicki Hanson to Linda Schuster Mazur:

With heavy heart I am sharing with you that Julie Hornbeck (Feenstra) died the beginning of this month. She had just retired and lived in Mexico. She was very happy and did not suffer. So sad I was suppose to visit her next winter.

Julie had two sons, Kreigen and Kyler, and this is one of them.

She was a nurse, lived in Canada in Summer and Mexico in winter. Had just retired to live in Mexico. She had lots of friends. I believe she had a heart attack. She was found by a friend. She was always fun and very young at heart.
I will miss her

Take care,


Photos from Facebook

In high school, I always looked up to Julie as she was one of the cool surfer chicks.
RIP Julie

On BHS Memorial Page

Peggy Melton Cyphers
So sorry to hear of Julie's passing. We had many great times together at BHS. RIP

Pat Bushman
My condolences to her family.

Adele Bassett

Waneen Cormier Post-Marks
Thoughts and prayers for her loved one's.

Heidi Terrio

Barbara Zelenay Berry
RIP Julie...Thoughts and prayers always!!!

Jolene Gable Firgens
Not Julie! Sad indeed.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Julie.

Guy Gingell
I surfed with Julie many times at Venture County Line, Malibu and Huntington Beach. Always had a great time. She will live in my memory always.....

Donna Luce Neitman
RIP Julie!

Pam Kirkwood
So sorry to hear this. God Bless, Julie.

David Colvin
.... > wow had a lot of classes w / her RIP

Karen Vereuck
RIP Julie!! Prayers for comfort/peace for her family/friends!

Dee Dee Daugharty Culotta
Oh no ! I'm really saddened to hear this.

Lupe Covarrubias
My condolences to her family

Ron Hagg/Taos Rag
very sad.

Julie Guttridge
Julie was the Only other Julie when we started Jr high, so we ended up doing things together & going surfing down at her parents house in San Clemente.. We are vounerable & realize that life is short.. We are loosing too many classmates ..

Linda Silvas
So sad

Brenda Rossie-soto
My condolences to family

Cathy Nicholls Coyle
So sad to hear this. I remember her in High School. She was the epitome of the perfect Surfer Girl. RIP Julie.

Valerie Giessinger Scott
Very pretty lady

Steve Bauer
Sorry to hear that😢 she was an awesome young lady and so much fun to be a round..

Jo Elaine Morton
RIP Julie Hornbeck. You were truly one of a kind 🌠

Kenneth Clark
I have all good memories of Julie. My deep condolences to her family and friends.

Steve Gullion
There was nobody like Julie ......The thought of her makes me smile ......

Jolene Caughey
I remember her well sorry to hear.

Janine Wood-Bokman
RIP Julie.

Mary Boriso Jordan
I remember friendly....♥

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
This hit me hard! So very sad for a pretty girl☹️

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Darrel Toland, BHS '66 (1948-2016)

We are sad to report that Darrel Toland, 68, passed away June 1, 2016, while living in Sun City, Arizona.

He was born January 12, 1948, and grew up in Burbank, California. He attended Burbank High School and graduated in 1966. He is survived by many family members including his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of which will greatly miss him.

Darrel's celebration of life will be July 17, 2016, at 12:00 pm on Mt. Rainier at Copper Creek.

JUNE 29, 2016 UPDATE
A few comments from BHS Memorial Facebook page:

Julie Cheldenas Guttridge
Ohhhh how sad.. I went to Wasington elementary with him 😪. Too many are leaving us !!

Kenneth Clark
Was in Indian Guides (YMCA) with him and our dads. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

John Peter Villasenor
I remember Darrel from Washington he was nice guy

Lupe Covarrubias
Condolences to his family

Adele Bassett

Patt Bushman
My condolences to his family!

Karen Vereuck
RIP - condolences to his family/friends.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Darrel.

Carol Forrand Tallakson

Brenda Rossie-soto
My condolences

Thursday, June 23, 2016

George Ernest Randell, Jr., BHS '70 (1951-2016)

We send our heartfelt condolences to George's family...

"George Ernest Randell, Jr. was born November 15, 1951 and passed away on June 19, 2016. George leaves his wife, Tricia, their three daughters and their families.

"George was retired from a long career with the studios. He and his family have lived in Simi Valley for many years, and his memorial gathering will be there this Saturday, June 25. George went through John Muir with many of us, along with graduating from BHS with us."

Alan Landros

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jinni Ellen Gaines Reinus, BHS '70 (1952-2016)

Sad notice from Alan Landros:
Passing of Jinni Ellen Gaines Reinus, our friend from Burbank High Class of 1970.

April 28, 1952 ~ June 20, 2016
Jinni passed away peacefully on Monday at home in Fieldbrook, CA with her loved ones with her after suffering so much and enduring so much over the last six years. Her husband of 45 years, Jeffrey Reinus, endured it all along with Jinni these past years. Jeffrey is also our BHS '70 classmate (he and I began in kindergarten together), and he and Jinni were high school sweethearts. Jinni's service will be this Thursday the 23rd at 10:00 A.M. in Eureka, CA.

Please be thinking of Jeffrey and his family during that special time for them. Besides Jeffrey, Jinni leaves their daughter Jessica, and her husband Justin, her two granddaughters Sadie and Orah, her brother David, and sister Terri. Jeff and Jinni's daughter, Jaimee, predeceased Jinni. Any memorial contributions may be made to "Hospice of Humboldt".

Jinni Ellen Reinus (April 28, 1952 - June 20, 2016) was 64 years old and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents, Irv and Renee Gaines of Burbank, Ca. and her daughter, Jaimee Reinus.

Jinni will be missed by her loving husband Jeffrey Reinus and her daughter, Jessica Reinus (Justin Clark) and her granddaughters, Sadie and Orah Clark, as well as her brother, David Gaines, her sister Terri Gaines and her beloved nieces and nephews. Jinni was loved by so many.

Services will be held in Eureka, Ca. on Thursday June 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Humboldt.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Judy C Moore, BHS '66 (1947-1992)

We received a request from Mindy Tobin, biological daughter of Ken Moore (’67), looking for information about her father and his sister, aunt Judy Moore, who passed away suddenly in 1992. Judy never married and had no children.

Per Mindy, "I spoke to my second cousin and he told me that after high school and up until she died, Aunt Judy worked for a day care and did baby sitting. She also watched many celebrity kids including 'Mikey from the Life cereal commercial back in the 70's:

We posted the following on Find-A-Grave:

Judy C Moore, age 44, passed away May 27, 1992.

Judy was born September 7, 1947, in Hastings, Nebraska to parents, William "Bud" N. and Henrietta Joan (Podewitz) Moore.

The family moved to California in 1955.

Both Judy and younger brother, Ken Moore (1949-2009), grew up in Burbank, California and attended Miller Elementary, John Muir Jr High and Burbank High School Schools. Judy graduated from Burbank High in 1966.

Judy is buried in Nebraska next to her mother.

Link to read about Judy's brother, Ken Moore: