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!💔 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

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.

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:

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!!

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!

Classmate Don Ray made some fun reunion videos - THANKS DON!

Email from the Photographer:
It's not to late to order a memory Book. If you would like one and did not order contact:

David & Dana Colin
Genesis Productions
661 255-1244
Top Award Winners The Knot & Wedding Wire 2010-2017

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:

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.


Worker killed while stopped on Reyes Adobe Road

By Sylvie Belmond


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

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


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

Suzanne Lane Richard
So sad. Alan was always so nice. 😢

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 Sad😢

Judy Smith
So sad!

Jeanne Barron Aikman
So sorry to read this.

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

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

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 😪

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



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:

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


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

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 sad😂

Mary Boriso Jordan
Rest In Peace, Diana ♥

Robbin Moore

Judy Smith
Very sweet. So sad.

Carol Forrand Tallakson

Susan Casimano
She was very sweet💔

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Richard L Woodward, BHS '67 (1948-2017)

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So sorry to pass on this news - Teri Troxel Mcclain received a note from Rich's daughter, Heidi, saying her dad had liver cancer.

Photo from 1965 Ceralbus

Richard L. Woodward
11/23/1948 - 01/26/2017
San Diego CA

Photo from Scott Nave

Emerson School Class of 1961
Front: Mike Burke, Ken Powers, Pat Fligg, Steve Nogarr, Paul Munch
Middle: Dean Hutton, Duane Snapp, Scott Nave, Richard Woodward, Dennis Sandberg
Back: Alex Nagy, Paul Bentley, Vince Goddard

Mark Littleton just posted these great photos and wrote, "Rich loved the Lord."

MAY 12, 2017 UPDATE
A few Facebook comments...

Alma Carson
RIP I know you and Jim must be having a good ole time we had a lot of good days together I pray peace for your family I'm so thankful that you knew the lord. God gained another Angel.

Diana Dunnagan
Lost another Bulldog so sad.

Carol Baker
Rich did move to another high school to finish his education. I remember he came up to our reunion one year. I can't remember which year, but it was the one where we had the Friday night party at our house in Brace Canyon and the Sunday picnic at Brace Park. R.I.P. my friend.

Mark Littleton Sr
Bless his soul. Wonderful memories. <3 br=""> Rich loved the Lord.
Thanks to Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner for getting us all together years back.

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
Mark, I was just thinking about our time with Rich and the fun we had. May he rest in peace😂

James L Vignale
I ran with Rich for about 4 years. He was a natural leader and a great friend. He was always happy and ready to have a good time. I'm glad he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren in his last days. His daughter words were a great tribute to Rich. Besides being a loving father she said he was the only person she new that spent time at the South Pole and the North Pole. He loved adventure even back in High School. He was the leader he made the plans for every weekend. The last time I saw Rich he was driving from Idaho to LA for his work. He stayed overnight in Las Vegas and called me and I met him at the hotel he was staying at and we had a great time. RIP Rich a life well lived.

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

Carol Forrand Tallakson
RIP BHS Alumni... condolences to the family of Richard😢

Susan Casimano
Very sad. Prayers to the family.

Donna Hunter Ryan
Prayers to his family.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Rich.

Donna Luce Neitman
So sad to hear! RIP Rich!

Barbara Zelenay Berry
very sad.. RIP Rich!

Tammy Klinger
Another bulldog.... So sad! Prayers to family!

Krenn Scott
May God comfort family and friends!

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Kenneth Clark
Sorry to hear of his passing!

Julie Guttridge
Richard was my first brother in law.. was married to his brother for 8 years . So sad to hear of one so dear, passing so early (to me) in life . 68 isn't old. The dang cancer got him too, 😪

Donald Matthews
RIP, Sir.

Mary Boriso Jordan
So sorry....Rest in Peace Rich ♥

Linda Everett
So sad......I remember Rich from Emerson Elementary and I had such a crush on him. My prayers go out to his family......

Jo Elaine Morton
RIP Richard. My friend Peggy Taylor had a major sixth grade crush on Richard. God Bless you Richard Woodward.