Sunday, December 3, 2017

Paul Munch, BHS '67 (1949-2017)



Just received this very sad note from Carolyn...
"I'm heartbroken to tell you my wonderful husband, Paul, passed away November 15th. We met at Valley College in 1967 and have been together ever since."



Obituary
Paul Munch
Feb. 10, 1949 — Nov. 15, 2017

Paul Munch, a 30-year resident of Davis, passed away Nov. 15, 2017.

Paul was born in Glendale, Calif., in 1949. He enjoyed growing up in Burbank where he and his pals had a great time. He graduated from Burbank High in 1967. He attended Valley College for two years and transferred to UC Santa Barbara where he received his B.S. (1972) in zoology. He received his M.S. at San Diego State University (1975) in zoology. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and received his Ph.D. (1985) in human physiology and molecular biophysics.

When he was at Valley College in 1967, he met Carolyn Diehl. He and Carolyn married in the Diehl family back yard in 1972.

After Galveston, Paul had a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego where he began his career in biomedical research. He then moved to Davis and worked at UC Davis for 21 years, retiring in 2008.

Paul had many and varied interests. He delighted in making the multi-layer chocolate cake for his and Carolyn’s wedding. He participated in many competitive sports: cross country running, track, volleyball, racquetball, baseball and tennis. He also enjoyed being on the water to surf, canoe and sail. He spent a lot of time reading, learning and problem-solving. He enjoyed projects around the house, including putting on a new roof and making a picket fence.

He was also quite an adventurer. He worked as a seasonal national park ranger for eight summers in Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks. For three of those summers he and Carolyn lived in the wilderness in a one-room cabin at 10,500 feet with no electricity, bathroom or running water. They loved to travel in their VW van and went on many trips throughout the U.S. and Canada fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, and sailing.

They traveled the Baja Peninsula on a surfing trip. They drove the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks and took the Alaska Ferry through the intercostal waterway to Seattle. While in Galveston, they bought a small catamaran with another couple. Paul and Dave sailed the intercoastal waterway from Mexico to Galveston. They also sailed around Galveston Island. Paul and Carolyn also enjoyed many tours to Europe.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, Maxine Munch and Also Munch, and his brother Norm. His survivors include Carolyn Munch, his loving wife of 45 years, sister Dianna McCarthy, sister-in-law Kathy Helliesen (Bob), nephew Rob Helliesen, nieces Emily Helliesen Day (Adam) and Elizabeth Helliesen, great-niece Hattie Day and cousins Martha Schultz and John Hoehn.

Paul and Carolyn had an especially close and loving relationship. He was a fun, thoughtful, hard-working, honorable man. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Paul lived with Lewy body dementia for several years. His last year was extremely difficult. Paul’s family would like to extend a special thank you to two of his excellent caregivers, Tiffany and Wendy. Yolo Hospice also was very helpful.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis, CA 95616.

Donations may be made to www.yolohospice.org or www.communicarehc.org.

http://www.davisenterprise.com/obits/paul-munch/

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS
David Hourigan
Paul was a classy guy even in high school. Very sad.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
RIP! Just loved his smile. And Paul was always so nice to me ๐Ÿ˜ข

Tammy Klinger Another
Bulldog ..... sad! Prayers for his family!

Carol Forrand Tallakson
Prayers of comfort

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Paul.

Adele Bassett
RIP

Shari Deuel Johnson
So saddened to read this. We were friends since kindergarten and I'll remember our walks home. A kind kind man.

Kariand Steve Galloway
He was my brother Mike’s friend. A great guy to a little brother

Mike Fasano
God bless

Carol Brown Baker
I am so sorry to hear the news of Paul's passing. My heart breaks for Carolyn.

Pat Bushman
My condolences to Paul’s family and friends. Rest In Peace.

Kathy Bice
So sorry ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to the family

Betty Wareham Worland
Oh no! I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to Carolyn and his family and many friends. <3 br="">
Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
My condolences to Carolyn and all the family and friends if Paul. Rest in peace Paul.

Alan Landros
How very sad for Carolyn. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I knew Carolyn's parents, Bob and Myrt, very well, a loving couple, and good friends to my folks.

Jeanette Alexander
Gods blessings ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ™❤️

Louise Good Hernandez
So sorry to hear this and for Carolyn's loss.

Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
My condolences to Carolyn. Last time I saw Carolyn and Paul we were at the BHS Awards Night for our Class of 1967 Swim Team. I probably talked to Paul more that night then I had in High School. He was a were nice man.

Jodean Ardizzone Myers
God Bless.

Suzanne Lane Richard
So sorry to hear this. Paul was always such a nice guy.

Mary Boriso Jordan
So very sorry....May God bless and comfort the family....Hugs and prayers...

Waneen Cormier Post-Marks
Thoughts and prayers for friends and family.

Pamela Roberts Spang
So very sad to hear this news. Peace be with you all at this time

Judy Ditson Padilla
Carolyn - So sorry for your loss. My Jesus give you and your family comfort and peace.

Linda Green Nicholson
RIP

Marilyn Williams Peterson
Such sad news. I was wondering where they were at the reunion. That would explain it. Both of them were such wonderful classmates.

Pam Kirkwood
We did not know him...But, We are so sorry for the loss of Paul...

Dani Marie Kleist
So sad to hear about Paul's passing. I really enjoyed talking with Paul and Carolyn at our reunions. I will miss him. Peace be with Carolyn and all of Paul's family.

Susan Casimano
Heartbreaking๐Ÿ’” What a wonderful man and sweet high school friend- always smiling and nice to everyone. Wonderful couple. My love to Carol, who loved him so much❤️

Brenda Rossie-soto
Sending prayers and condolences to family and friends

Deanna Lloyd Jennings
My heart goes out to you Carolyn. I've known Paul since Emerson elementary days. A sweetheart. You and Paul were so devoted to each other. It was so obvious. Such sad news.

Heidi Terrio
I remember the name Paul Munch. It would be my brother, Ken Powers, who knew him better. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was too young to die. My heart goes out to his family. I am sure he is happy and free, more than he ever thought! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ž

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
This news breaks my heart, Paul was such a great guy, always smiling and a kind word for everyone. I have known Paul since Emerson and always looked forward to visiting with Paul and Carolyn at the reunions. Such a sad day๐Ÿ˜‚.

Scott Bruckner
I join Dona in her comments. Our condolences to his family. Such a wonderful person.

Joan Nobile Ortega
Such sad news. Paul was a good guy. Fred and I are keeping Carolyn in our prayers. RIP Paul.

Neal Steven Hershenson
Paul was my sprinting guide on. As a BHS senior, I finally equaled his 5.9-second 50-yard dash...he ran in the 7th grade at Muir.

Julie Fear Oliver
No one knows what to say to those left behind we will pray dear father we thank you for this time the time that they had together and we thank you for their family we know that this time here on earth has been precious and their family is joined in the wonderful nurse of treasured memories that we shall never forget God is good he is gracious with none of us leave this life alive and we just pray to the Almighty for her eternal peace and happiness know that one day that we will see your sister in Christ again and Jesus and we pray amen Jules

Cathy Nicholls Coyle
So sad to hear this news. It was great reconnecting with Paul & Carolyn at our class events. Paul was the epitome of a gentleman & a scholar. All my best to Carolyn.

Betsey Nash
Paul was one of my brother, Dave's best friends, and Dave will be very sorry that he is gone. As am I; Paul was always fun to be around and reading his obituary is an inspiration & reminder to live every day to it's fullest, isn't it? Love to the family.

Mark Pollock
Paul was a true gentleman. so sorry, Carolyn...

Kent Barcus
Paul always came across as genuine and a gentleman.

NOTE AND PHOTO FROM CAROLYN
Carolyn sent this great photo and note: "Hi Cathy, I'm overwhelmed by the sweet and wonderful comments about my Paul! Thank you for posting about him. Here is the last picture taken of him and me. August 2016
Love,
Carolyn"



Pamela Roberts Spang
What a beautiful picture to hold onto...Peace be with you Carolyn and family.

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
What a great picture, captures Paul's fantastic smile and the love they share. Carolyn, our thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Paul are loved my many

Diana Dunnagan
I'm sad for the loss of a fine man, friend, and class mate.

Shari Diane Goodstein Epstein
Dearest Caroline I'm so sorry for your loss.
Paul was always a wonderful and kind person. His smile was always soo welcoming. Please remember we are all here for you if you need us.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Barbara Louise Onstott Earle, BHS '67, 1949-2017



Sadly, we just learned that friend and classmate, Barbara Onstott Earle, passed away yesterday.

We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to her family.

"My heart is broken!๐Ÿ’” My wonderful sister, Barbara Louise Onstott Earle (on left) passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly. Life will not be the same without her. I’m so grateful for eternal families and the sure knowledge I will see her again. I love you Barbara, and will miss you every day of my life."
Posted on Facebook by Judy Onstott Tufts




UPDATE FROM FACEBOOK
Here are the arrangements for Barbara's Funeral:
Saturday, October 28th
LDS Chapel (127 E 3200 N, Lehi, UT)
Viewing 10-11:30am
Service 12:00pm
Gravesite Dedication following the service.

Thank you all for your kind expressions of love.

OCT 24, 2017 UPDATE FROM FACEBOOK
A beautiful tribute by daughter, Becky Earle

I've been fairly silent on Facebook because I couldn't seem to form the words, but I think I'm ready......

My mother passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday evening. It was very sudden and unexpected. She had shoulder surgery on Tuesday and had struggled during the week. We had been in and out of the ER three times. She was home resting in her recliner. When we went to wake her up to give her medication, she didn't respond. Coda (Jon & Cara's dog) noticed she was gone first. He nudged into her and whimpered. At that moment, she was gone. The paramedics and doctor worked on her for at least an hour to no avail. We didn't ask for an autopsy, but we're fairly sure she died from a blood clot because it came on so suddenly.

There are not enough words to express how wonderful my mother is/was. I was very lucky and blessed to be her daughter. I'm sure there were plenty of times when I drove her a bit crazy, but she was always full of love and support. She had my back no matter what. She wasn't just my mother, but my best friend. She had wonderful advice when I needed it and lent an ear to listen to whatever problem I had. She was never judgemental; she only wanted what was best for me and tried to help however she could. After she retired, she would visit my classroom at least 2-3 times a year to help. She said it was payback for when I helped her at school, but I think she just liked to do it.

I can't remember who it was, but a cousin mentioned that she was the glue that held the extended family together. There couldn't be truer words. She loved all her family (immediate and extended) more than we probably will ever know. She loved family reunions, gatherings and camping trips. It was a lot of work, but I think she even enjoyed gathering the Jones Newsletters because she was reading about her family while she put it together.

I miss her so much! I know that she is reunited with her parents. I know she is running and swimming without any pain. That makes me so happy. Yet, my life will never be the same now that she is gone. I'll just have to take it a day at a time and try to live my life in a way that would honor her. I already know of many traditions that she started and we plan to continue. Extended family may be relieved to know I plan to continue her work with the Jones Newsletter. I've always known it was my job when she was done. I just never expected it to be this soon.

I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family nearby. I feel so supported and loved. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I am grateful for all the kind words that you have shared on Facebook. In the near future, I will be gathering those for remembrance. If you would like to elaborate or share those with me again, I would appreciate them being sent to my email: beckyearle@gmail.com.



OCTOBER 25, 2017 UPDATE
From Facebook, Barbara's Obituary:

Barbara Louise Onstott Earle passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on October 20, 2017. She was born on January 6, 1949 in Burbank, California to William Henry & Merle Jones Onstott. She was the second of three daughters. She grew up in Burbank and graduated with a teaching degree from Brigham Young University. She taught elementary school in Tooele & Spanish Fork, Utah before traveling to Australia on a teacher exchange program. There she met and married her husband, Rodney Stan Earle on August 14, 1976.

In 1978, Barbara and Rodney moved to Bloomington, Indiana while Rodney attended graduate school. In 1981, they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina and adopted their twin sons, Jonathan William and Jason Stanley. Two years later, Barbara surprised Rodney with the pregnancy of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn. In 1993, Barbara and her family moved to American Fork, Utah. When her children were older, she went back to teaching 6th grade. Another move took the family to Lehi, Utah. After retirement in 2010, she filled her time with family.

Barbara enjoyed her weekly hot tub gatherings with retired teacher friends. For 20 years, she produced and edited the Jones Family Newsletter. She has served as Young Women Camp Director, Early Morning Seminary Teacher, Ward Historian, Chorister, Primary Teacher and other callings. Barbara took great pleasure in making crafts. She crocheted afghan blankets for each of her grandchildren. Barbara loved the outdoors. She was an avid camper and swimmer. She enjoyed tending the pool in the backyard. Summer highlights always included the family camping trip to Palisade State Park. She also enjoyed the early spring trips to San Diego, California.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney, her children, Jonathan (Cara Dahl), Jason (Olga Sandoval) & Rebecca, and her 6 grandchildren (Ethan, Kesly, Devin, Emily, Bailey & Daniel).

Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the Lehi 8th Ward Chapel, 127 East 3200 North. A viewing will be held Saturday morning from 10:00-11:30 AM prior to the service at the church. Interment, Lehi City Cemetery.





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

50th REUNION PHOTOS & VIDS - Sept 15-17, 2017

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What a fabulous weekend in beautiful downtown Burbank celebrating the BHS Class '67 50th Reunion!

First, Friday night at Bob's followed by hanging out at the Marriott, then Saturday morning a Burbank Historical Museum tour followed by the wonderful main event at the Elks Lodge which included a delicious meal, DJ and dancing, a fun photo booth and delightful visits with classmates while a video was being made - cd to follow - and lots of photos by a professional for the Memory Book... SO FUN!!!

A super duper THANK YOU to the talented team headed by Jim Grasse who organized and put the event together!

Here's the link to SOME of the many pics taken by classmates - most of these are from twins Carol Nicholls Lebrecht & Cathy Nicholls Coyle... THANKS CAROL & CATHY!!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24982925@N06/albums/72157689179008125

We hope to meet again next year and every year going forward but much more casual and open to all classes up at DeBell's clubhouse. See ya then I hope!




SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 UPDATE
Classmate Don Ray made some fun reunion videos - THANKS DON!






SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 UPDATE
MEMORY BOOK
Email from the Photographer:
It's not to late to order a memory Book. If you would like one and did not order contact:
Jim Grasse@att.net
409-420-9832



David & Dana Colin
Genesis Productions
661 255-1244
www.genesiswedd@sbcglobal.net
Top Award Winners The Knot & Wedding Wire 2010-2017


OCTOBER 4, 2017 UPDATE
REUNION DVD
Just got the info on our 70 minute reunion dvd so if you are interested, please contact Raines Video Productions at (800) 654-8277

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Alan Jay Mulder, BHS '67, Passed Away June 10, 2017



Oh this is so sad to read. Just received an email from Joanne Yoffee Furer who is helping locate folks for our upcoming reunion:

Hi Jim and Cathy,
This is the difficult part of locating our friends and classmates. Yesterday, I told you that I left a message for Alan Mulder. Besides being friends at BHS, we were history majors together at UCLA. Alan commuted from Burbank, but often spent time with Burbank friends who lived on campus.

I realized that I heard something about a landscaping business when I left the message for Alan. Last night I was curious about Alan getting into the landscaping business, so I Googled that – only to make a heartbreaking discovery. There was an article describing the sadness of a local worker killed by a passing automobile in Agoura, CA. The article was from June 15 of this year; Alan died from the accident on June 10, 2017. The article includes a beautiful family photo that includes his wife (Margie), 2 sons (Christopher & Michael), 2 daughters-in-law and 8 grandchildren.

Here is the link to the article: http://www.theacorn.com/news/2017-06-15/Community/Worker_killed_while_stopped_on_Reyes_Adobe_Road.html

I’m not sure that anyone is checking the business phone. I’ll try to see if there is a way to reach Alan’s family to let them know friends from BHS’67 send our condolences and love.

Life is so fragile and precious.

Joanne


ARTICLE
Worker killed while stopped on Reyes Adobe Road

By Sylvie Belmond
belmond@theacorn.com

TOGETHER—

The Mulder family gathers for a photo during a 2016 vacation to Santa Cruz. Alan Mulder and his wife, Margie, are seated in front. Courtesy of Christopher Mulder

Alan Mulder, a 68-year-old landscape contractor and family patriarch, sustained fatal injuries Saturday, June 10 when a passing car struck him while he was standing next to his work truck on Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills.

Mulder was working on a landscaping job for the City of Agoura Hills along the north side of the road near Rainbow Crest when the accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m.

While his work truck and utility wagon were parked on the shoulder of the road, a car driven by a 74-year-old woman approached from behind.

“She apparently thought she had sufficient clearance to pass, but must have misjudged it so she hit the back of the utility trailer and sideswiped the vehicle until she reached the truck driver’s door where Mulder was standing and getting ready to enter his truck,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective David Huelsen said.

Mulder was transported to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks where he died from his injuries.

The driver who hit Mulder stopped and cooperated with authorities. Her name was not released, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Huelsen said.

Mulder is survived by his wife, Margie, who is a retired teacher from the Las Virgenes Unified School District; two adult sons, Christopher and Michael, and their wives; and eight grandchildren.

He and his wife came to Agoura Hills more than 25 years ago.

“He was a faithful, dedicated, hard-working husband, father, grandfather, brother and son,” the Mulder family told The Acorn in a statement.

He served as a deacon at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sun Valley.

Mulder grew up in Burbank and earned a history degree from UCLA.

He later became a licensed landscape contractor and arborist, and founded Agoura Hills-based Savanna Landscape Inc., which has provided lawn care and landscaping services to commercial and residential clients in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the past 30 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the two charities he supported: World Vision and The Salvation Army

http://www.theacorn.com/news/2017-06-15/Community/Worker_killed_while_stopped_on_Reyes_Adobe_Road.html

July 6 2017 photo posted on Facebook of Alan's memorial service by classmate, Eliede Dross Pounds



A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Don Ray
How sad. We spent lots of time together on Angeleno, in school, and out hanging around. He, Bill Bric, Kent Barcus and I were Burbank Police Explorers together. He, Larry Hoberman, John Ferguson, Ron Panich and I played little league on the same team. Alan, Paul Munch, Julie Fear and I took driver training together with Pete LePera. Alan recruited me to join the Burbank Track Club after high school. When I got back from Vietnam and was stationed in Detroit, I drove to Grand Rapids to visit him and his sister Joyce at the religious college they were attending. I last spoke with him in February, 1974 when we were both at community hospital. His father was dying. So was my stepfather. I regret that we didn't remain in touch. So many stories together.

Adele Bassett
RIP

Suzanne Lane Richard
So sad. Alan was always so nice. ๐Ÿ˜ข


Kent Barcus
Alan easily was one of the most likeable people at BHS; a genuine asset to any group he was in.

Bob Nugent
Yes, very nice guy! Had many classes with him. So sad especially with the reunion so close. R


Diana Dunnagan
Too bad. One of the good ones


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


David Hourigan
A very good guy. RIP

Carol Forrand Tallakson
Very Sad๐Ÿ˜ข

Judy Smith
So sad!

Jeanne Barron Aikman
So sorry to read this.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Oh, my....so very soory. Love and prayers to the family. Rest in Peace Alan. You will be missed.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
RIP❤️

Mary Maxham Healey
So unfortunate. RIP.

Robbin Moore
So sad. RIP

Eliede Pounds
The nicest person and my friend growing up. Praying for the family.

Diane Ward
Very sorry to read this. RIP

Lucinda Zeigler
Sending good thoughts to the family

Louise Good Hernandez
Such a senseless loss of life. Our condolences to his family and my classmate and Alan's sister, Joyce.

Julie Guttridge
Tragic tragic accident. So sorry for the family ๐Ÿ˜ช

Anthy Hellmers
What a shame.

Waneen Cormier Post-Marks
Thoughts and prayers for his family

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
So tragic. RIP

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CLASS CRUISE PHOTOS 2017

WHAT A BLAST!

Small in number but large in FUN we enjoyed our adventure together from Los Angeles to Vancouver BC.

Who went? Carol Brown Baker, Donna Luce Neitman, Shari Goodstein Epstein, Barbara Leland Bradham and her husband Rich, Linda Peterson Everett, Joelle Elaine Morton and yours truly, Cathy Palmer.

Here's the link to a few more photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24982925@N06/albums/72157680081877594








Friday, May 12, 2017

Diana Jean Bush Booth, BHS '67 (1949-2014)

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This is the hard part of preparing for a reunion... discovering that high school friends with whom you lost touch, had past away...


Diana Jean Bush Booth
October 4, 1949 - June 15, 2014
Married July 4, 1969 to Jim Booth

I remember Diana being a wonderful, fun-loving friend with an infectious smile and sparkling eyes.

We send our deepest condolences and prayers to Diana's husband Jim (married almost 45 years), their sons and daughter, James, Joel and Jackie, and their seven precious grandchildren.

Jim's heartbreaking reply to my inquiry was, "Sorry to inform you that my sweet Loving Wife, my life and best friend Diana past away In June 2014. I miss her so much. Thank you."

Diana and Jim lived in Burbank when she succumbed to a heart attack.

"Here is the last picture I have of Diana before she passed away." - Jim



A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...

Diana Dunnagan
One of my very best friends in high school. I wondered why I hadn't been able to reach her. Thank you so much for telling us. What a wonderful person she was.
Did you know that she was related to Mary Tyler Moore the actress?
I would really like to talk to her husband Jim Booth if you know how to contact. The last I knew of them was in Burbank don't know if they've moved since then.

Cathy Coyle
Diana was such a sweetheart. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Donald Matthews
RIP.

Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
I will never forget Diana's rendition of "They call the wind Marah" at John Muir Jr High. RIP Diana, our fellow bulldog.

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
She was so nice, how sad๐Ÿ˜‚

Mary Boriso Jordan
Rest In Peace, Diana ♥

Robbin Moore
RIP

Judy Smith
Very sweet. So sad.

Carol Forrand Tallakson
RIP

Susan Casimano
She was very sweet๐Ÿ’”

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sad...RIP

Elaine Elliott
R.i.p. Diana.

Deb Roth Cawthorne
Diana after gym class. Don't know why I took this picture that day. Always had fun with Diana. So sorry to hear this.


Tammy Klinger
Sad again, prayers for her family! Always a loss for such a beautiful person!

May Louie
RIP!