Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John Muir Middle School or Richard M Nixon?

Joanne Yoffee Furer, BHS '67, sent the following email and pics to me today... Thanks Joanne!


Hi Cathy,

If the school looks familiar in the new CBS show Bad Teacher (starts this Thursday, April 24), it’s because John Muir Middle School is the set for the fictitious RM Nixon Middle School! It took a moment, as I was driving by the school last September, to focus on when and why the Muir mascot was changed. Once I noticed the other changes and the camera crews, it all made sense in Burbank, Media Capital of the World. Naturally—no reflection on our own John Muir Junior High teachers, but it will be fun to see if we recognize any of the locations on campus. I attached some pictures I took of the exterior filming last September.

I hope all is well with you.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eric Robert "Bobby" Anderson, BHS '67 (1948-1998)

Sad news... Liz Anderson Eder, BHS '68, informed me through Facebook, that her brother, Bob Anderson, passed away several years ago.

Birth: 31 Dec 1948
Death: 22 Dec 1998
Age: 49
Last Residence: Carson City, NV

"He died in Reno Nevada Vet Hospital. Complication from aids which he got from a blood transfusion at the VA Hospital. This was before they were testing blood for aids."

Bobby grew up in Burbank and went to Miller which is where I knew him.
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Bobby is 2nd from left in the back row

Liz wrote, "He was in the Navy aboard the USS Fox out of San Diego. Bob worked at the Post Office in Burbank for a little under 20 years. Then he moved to Nevada and worked for Snap On Tools. He and I stayed close. He loved my kids and took them places."

Besides Liz, Bob was survived by son, Eric, daughters, Heather and Mary Lee as well as his mother who lives in Carson City, NV and sister, Linda Anderson Wilson, BHS '65.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jeffery F Moore, BHS '67 (1949-2014)

Terrible news... Jeff Moore passed away yesterday. Please keep Robbin, his widow, and the family in your prayers...

Robbin wrote, "Thanks Cathy... Unfortunately bad news still lingers out there. I lost my dear sweet husband last night. He was also a graduate with us in 1967...Jeffery F. Moore. Please pass this on to all our friends at Burbank. This is a tough time."

Jeff and Robbin Perry Moore, both BHS '67

Robbin sent this...

"Cathy, please send out to all that they're good came and was much appreciated. Jeff will be missed by many, and I am grateful. I prayed that he was at peace and with all his family who have passed on. It was a very difficult time for me, but I had family and friends with me. He died peacefully at home which I was so grateful for. Again Many thanks to all."


Jeffrey F. Moore

Jeffrey F. Moore

Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:01 am

March 2, 1949 — March 5, 2014

Jeffrey F. Moore, 65, passed away at his home in Lake Havasu City, March 5. He was born March 2, 1949 in Palmdale, Calif. to Frank and Harriett Moore.

Jeff worked for Federal Express as a station manager in Yuba City, Calif. before retiring in Browns Valley, Calif. and then relocated to Lake Havasu City seven years ago, making Havasu his home permanently.

Jeff married his lovely wife Robbin, in October of 1994. Jeff is survived by his lovely wife, Robbin; daughter, Kristie Moore and his stepson, John Murphy, who will all miss him deeply.

A celebration of Jeff's life will be at a later date in Lake Havasu with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jeff's name to Hospice of Havasu.

Condolences can be sent to the family directly or through http://www.lakehavasumortuary.com/book-of-memories/1819907/Moore-Jeffery/obituary.php

Arrangements are under the care of Lake Havasu Mortuary and Crematory, 2225 N. Kiowa Blvd.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Scroll down to see who's coming!
Okay! We are looking at SATURDAY, JULY 19 for our annual Class '67 + Friends Reunion at Canyon Grille (formerly DeBell Clubhouse Grill).

Dona Foy Pocaro Bruckner posted this on Facebook:
"Hello everyone, I spoke with the folks at DeBell and we are welcome to have our reunion there. We need to give them a date because they book golf tournaments. Once I threw out Jim Grasses's name he was super friendly and said they would work with us on room charge. He then told me how great Jim and his boys are but I told him we already knew what a super guy Jim was!!!! I told him we usually did cash bar and order food on your own. So, let's pick a date!!!! Take care and I hope lots of our classmates show up as we have a great time!!!! Out of Towners, please let us know if July 19th works."

So we picked SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014


PS Here are a few pics & link to blog post from last year - so FUN!


Alma Tackett Carson
Annette Dinolfo Bennett & Tom Bennett
Betty Wareham Worland
Carol Brown Baker
Cathy Nicholls Coyle and John Coyle
Cathy Palmer
Dani Marie Kleist
Debbie Smith Mulle
Dennis Wooten
Denny and Andie Lombard
Don Ray
Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Donna Luce Neitman
Duane and Carolyn Thaxton
Ed Grinde and Wife
Flora Angel Ferrens
Fran Serafin
Frank Devenport
Jim Grasse
Jerry and Jackie McWilliams
Joan Nobile Ortega and Fred Ortega
John Rocke
Kent Barcus
Linda Green Nicholson
Mary Brotsis Andersen
Mary Flavin Durrer
Melanie Miller Mathis
Michael Torres
Neal and Sayoko Hershenson
Paul and Carolyn Diehl Munch
Ron Wysocky
Sara Marino Becaria
Shari Goodstein Epstein
Stephen Walker
Tim and Christine Winters Cline
Trudie Lombard Hentze

PS If you see a name and can't quite remember who they are, here are the seniors photos for the class '67
For other classes, look on the right side bar.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Emerson Class Photos K-5 1955-1960


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jay Richard Sletten, BHS '67, (1949-2001)

SLETTEN, RICHARD – Coll. Prep. Plans to go to LA County Gen. Hosp for X-Ray training. (BHS '67 Ceralbus)

Jay Richard Sletten
(5/18/49 - 12/28/2001)

Just received this sweet but sad note from Jay's sister, Pam.

Jay was a great guy... We went to Miller, Muir and Burbank High together and I am sorry to read this...

Hi Cathy,

I have no earthly idea how I found your blog tonight. I guess it must have been fate. You have done a magnificent job on it.

My brother, Jay Sletten (BHS graduate 1967) died in 2001 of a brain hemorrage. It was extremely quick, he was in no pain. He was with me one second and gone the next.

He had been a neuclear technologist at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills for more than 25 years. He loved his work very much and was so brilliant. His colleagues lovingly called him "Dr. Jay" as he was able to interpret a scan quicker than most of the radiologists.

Losing Jay was the most difficult loss - our dad died 4 months prior to him while our mom died 3 years earlier.  He left behind a beautiful daughter, Amanda, who was only 17 when he died. She is an amazingly strong woman today. I have two kids and three grandkids. Jay sadly never met the grandkids.  I miss him terribly.

I was very saddened to see the loss of Ken Moore on your blog. He and Jay were best buds during their teen years. Matt Hagge was also a part of this three-some. Jay used to refer to them as "Me, Matt, and Moore".

I am so glad to have found your web site.

Pamela Sletten Vargo
BHS '70

Click and scroll down to see a few more pics of Jay from Miller
Blog posts

Pam just sent me Jay's obituary

Sletten, Jay Richard

Died December 28, 2001. Loving father of Amanda, brother of sisters Pam Vargo and Sheila O’Kane; uncle of Christopher Vargo and Lisa Vargo Lindsay.

Born May 18, 1949 in Glendale, CA. Jay was a long time employee of Kaiser Permanente of Woodland Hills in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, and a passionate woodworking hobbyist.

Memorial services will be held at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, on Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 6:00 PM in Auditorium A and B, Entrance 5.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

Received this today from Pam...