Saturday, July 13, 2024

Christine Smith Carroll, BHS '67 (1948-2024)

 


Christine Lee Smith Carroll
July 11, 1948 to May 18, 2024

This is so sad... Christine's sister Deborah Lynn Mulle sent this sweet note... 

Christine loved her family and loved being a grandmother. She loved the Lord. She loved doing all her art projects. Christine was happy at her home in Simi Valley especially because she lived close to her grandchildren. Her passing was too soon and we will all miss her. Think of her everyday and know she’s at peace and living in paradise with Heavenly Father. 

Please keep Deborah and all the family in your prayers.

 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Jim Grasse, BHS '67 (1949-2024)

 

 

 

 James Palmer Grasse
January 4, 1949 - June 30, 2024

This is totally heartbreaking... Jim, you will be greatly missed by so many and we send our deepest condolences to the Grasse family. Jim was one of a kind who ALWAYS was willing to help anyone in need and if he couldn't, he would find someone who could! You'll always be in our hearts, Jim... 

A post with photos from Facebook yesterday

Today, at 1:23 pm, our Dad, Jim Grasse, passed away peacefully after a battle with an aggressive form of dementia. I was with my Dad until the end, and I can tell you he is at peace now and pain-free.
He was the most amazing father a kid could have ever asked for. He was the most amazing human being, with the spirit of a giant. Always smiling, always willing to help someone, and always wanting to get to the next adventure. I will always remember everything he ever taught me.
We are all going to miss that amazing smile and that incredible personality that lit up any room.
Details regarding his funeral will be posted at a later date.
Please feel free to share in the comments your best memory of our Dad.
- The Grasse Family
 


















 
Jim was the son the William and Gabrieli Grasse, His older sister Bonnie Grasse Reinhold, BHS '65 passed away in 2007. Jim has two younger brothers, Larry and Ron.
 
 
A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS & A FEW REUNION PICS...
Judy Sturm Seay
Oh my God, I am so sorry to hear this, sending my condolences to his family.

Robert Fabrizio
OMG! He was a amazing guy! I will surely miss him …
May God bless his family !

Deanna Jennings
I am so sad and shocked to hear this news. We will miss you sweet Jim. πŸ₯°πŸ’™

Jolene Firgens
Sad news indeed. RIP Jim….

Bruce Fossler
I had this old dodge police cruiser.. Jim and I would take it to some steep streets and burn out…
Truly a great, wonderful person..
Use to deliver the newspaper to his home on Brighton..
Beyond shocked..Greatly sadden..,
Another Bulldog gone… R.I.P.

Jodi Tillotson Huddleston
A totally awesome dude, RIP Jim πŸ˜”

Annette Dinolfo BennettRising contributor
So so sorry for your loss Grasse family. And so sorry to loose this Bulldog favorite for all he’s done and brought to our groups. My husband and I appreciate visits to our house when Tom was not doing so good. Also reunion time he made so much fun. He loved his sons and mom so much. He will be so missed. Until we meet again RIP Jim ❣️πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽˆ

Kathy Buzan
I'm so sorry to hear about Jim, what an awesome man he was.... Love and prayers to his family... RIP Jim Grasse πŸ™❤️

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
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Thomas Iverson
Sad Sad News- what a Great Guy. Will keep Jim’s family in our prayers

Karen Madsen
Very sad news. What a great guy. RIP Jim.

Gary Bric
So sad to hear this as I know what great friends you were. He now shares Eternal Life with another BHS '67 Grad.πŸ™πŸ˜’πŸ™.

Steve Beninato
I will surely miss him and miss talking with him. He was an amazing guy. RIP Jim.

David Hourigan
Jim was a wonderful guy. He always had a smile on his face. So sorry his passing.

Pam Kirkwood
Aw...so sad to awaken to this news this morning. Jim was such a dynamic person...He was so generous, always ready to help, organize, support and participate in most any way he could...Always a good friend to everyone. He will be missed by all of us who knew him...God Bless and Bon Voyage, Dear Bulldog...
❤❤Pam Zipfel Kirkwood BHS '64 and Jon Kirkwood BHS '64

Barbara Zelenay Berry
Deeply saddened to hear this. He will be truly missed but never forgotten. My heart goes out to his family. He was the nicest guy, always had a smile. RIP Jim ♥ πŸ’” πŸ™ forever in our heart.

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
Noooo! My heart is shocked to the core! I finally have the answers as to why he distanced himself from many! The last time I talked to him I could see there was a change to him that I couldn’t quite put the answer to! Jim Grasse you will always and forever have a special place in my ❤️! Thank you for your love and friendship! Peace be with you! My deepest condolences to Aaron, Emily, Joe, John and Mom Grasse!
πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Betsey Nash
Oh this makes me so sad: what a bright light!

Jay PetersonRising contributor
Miss you Jim. Jim was born 5 days before me and died on my father’s birthday. May the Heavenly Father care for him in eternity. He was the example of a sincere gentleman. When you look into the sky one of those stars is Jim. God bless. πŸ˜’πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΉπŸ¦‹

Mary Durrer
So sorry for his families loss. He was a really nice guy.

George Frigerio
SO SORRY TO HEAR, GOOD GUY, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY, RIP OLD FRIEND

Nancy Jean Krogh Brez
This is shocking. I don’t know what to say! The angels have a wonderful man to keep them company.πŸ™

Cathy Coyle
Top contributor
What an amazing guy! He cared for all of us & especially his family! He astounded me with his stamina, intelligence & especially his negotiating skills. We all loved him dearly. God Bless you Jim. The Class of ‘67 will miss you! He was one of our brightest stars! God Bless his beloved family. I’ll miss that big grin that lit up his face. Still in shock. Gone too soon.

Jo Elaine Morton
Dear Jim. You are missed. XOXO ❤

Linda Everett
I am shocked and so saddened to hear of Jim’s illness and passing. He was such a kind, giving and joyful guy. Just being around him made you smile. My heart and prayers go out to his family and to his many friends and former classmates who are missing that big smile…….πŸ˜’πŸ™❤️

Phillip A Young
Noooooooo! Jim, we'll miss you soooooooo (but, keep on smilin' for you)...

Marilyn Williams Peterson
Oh my gosh, I am in complete shock. Jim was everything you have all mentioned--great smile, always ready to help, a good friend to all who knew him. You will be missed greatly Jim.πŸ’œπŸ˜’

Betty Worland
So very sad to hear this news. What a loss. RIP dear Jim Grasse. You will be missed by so many. Thank you for your kindness and acceptance. I will never forget you and your enthusiasm at all our BHS reunion events. ❤

Stephanie Picconi
Very sad to hear of Jim's passing. He was always so outgoing and full of life. The energy he brought to our reunions was wonderful. He will be missed by all of us.
To Jim's family, my heart goes out to you for your loss. I know that you all have wonderful memories to hold in your heart ❤️.

Kathie Maybin
So sorry to hear the loss of Jim.RIP and fly with angels

Susan Casimano
Worst news to get! Heartbreaking! He was such a light!πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Ron Stein
Ohhh noooo, wot a great guy! he was the light in every room, praying for comfort for his family… RIP we will miss you!

Susan PeΓ±a MacCaskey
I'm so saddened to hear about his passing.
Jim was a great guy to know

Anson Williams
A life well lived. Friends for life and beyond. RIP my friend. We’ll be catching waves together again.

Cheryl Lee
So sad. R.I.P. Jim πŸ’”

Cheryl Lee
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Caroleen Cleveland
So very sad to hear.
I didn't know Jim well, but when our paths crossed, my impression was that of a genuinely, extraordinary person. And like many have said, your smile lit up a room. My condolences to your family.

 




Poem from a classmate and friend…

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Pierre "Pete" Beauregard, BHS '67 (1949-2023)


Pierre "Pete" Voteau Beauregard
May 29, 1949 - December 26, 2023
 

Just received this shocking and very sad news... 

Pierre Beauregard Obituary, Pierre Beauregard Has Passed Away Unexpectedly

Author:

Pierre Beauregard Obituary, Death – In a poignant expression of sorrow, a friend conveyed the heavy burden weighing on their heart upon learning of the untimely demise of Pierre Beauregard. The news, received only a few days prior, left a profound impact on those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with this remarkable individual. Described as “larger than life,” Pierre’s presence seemed to transcend the ordinary, leaving an indelible mark on the lives he touched. The friend expressed a deep admiration for Pierre’s exceptional qualities, highlighting his genuine thoughtfulness as a defining feature of his character.

It is evident that Pierre was not merely a passing acquaintance but someone whose kindness and generosity resonated profoundly.  The acknowledgment that the world is a better place for having had Pierre in it speaks volumes about the positive influence he exerted and the meaningful connections he forged. The sentiment of loss is palpable in the words “you are missed greatly,” underscoring the void left behind by Pierre’s departure. The collective grief extends beyond the individual speaker, encompassing a community of mourners who share in the sorrow of bidding farewell to someone whose impact was both significant and enduring.

In a final tribute, the friend extends heartfelt condolences to Pierre’s family, recognizing that the pain of loss is shared by those who were closest to him. The simple yet profound wish for Pierre to rest peacefully serves as a poignant farewell to a dear friend, acknowledging the inevitability of life’s transience while emphasizing the lasting impact of genuine connections. In the face of such a loss, the friend’s words capture the essence of grief, celebrating the life of Pierre Beauregard and expressing a shared sense of sorrow that reverberates through the community that was fortunate enough to be touched by his presence.

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Celebration of Life for Pierre Voteau Beauregard

Please join us in a gathering of love, remembrance, and celebration for the life of Pierre Voteau Beauregard.
**Date and Time:**
January 3rd at 2 PM
**Location:**
The Barn
344 Main Street,
Ramona, California 92065
In this time of reflection and joy, we invite you to share your memories and stories about Pierre. For those who would like to say a few words during the celebration, please let us know in advance so we can include you in the program.
Accommodations in Ramona are available for those preferring not to stay in San Diego. A list of local hotels will be provided upon request.
We’ll be serving food and drinks and have a smoking patio for cigars.
People are welcome to join the family back at our home to watch the sunset go down after the service.
If you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them to the contacts below.
We look forward to honoring Pierre’s life and legacy with you.
**RSVP and Contact Information:**
Chase Beauregard 972-589-9245
Emily Beauregard
951-880-3391
 
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Pierre/Pete Voteau Beauregard was born on 29 May 1949 in Massachusetts to parents Louis and Cora Lee Hibbard Beauregard. He grew up with 4 brothers: Louis Jr (1943-1958), Michel/Michael 1946-Living, Jacques/Jock (1948-2001), and Philippe/Phil (1953-Living).

Louis Jr was 15 and a student at Luther Jr High in Burbank when he passed due to cancer.
Jock was BHS '66 and here is his his memorial link https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74223067/jacques-beauregard

Pete was 74 when he died and will be greatly missed by many. 

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS FROM CLASSMATES...

Carol Baker
I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. R.I.P. fellow bulldog. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

William B. McMillan
Wow, sorry to hear this. Pete grew up 4 houses down from me on Rose St. off Victory Blvd.

Diana Ziegler LarsenTop Contributor
A tragic loss to all who knew him. πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ’”

Linda C. Mustion
So Sorry to hear this news. He was a really nice guy. πŸ™πŸ™

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
So sorry to see another classmate has passed away! RIP Pete! Condolences and πŸ™πŸ™ to his family!

Don Ray
I’m in shock. He and I returned to Vietnam and visited the places where we had served. We went to where Bill Bric had died, and then went to the spot where Bill Campbell lost his life. Then we went to Laos and then to Hanoi where we interviewed the colonel that Ho Chi Min assigned the task of would later be known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. I’m already missing you, Pete.
πŸ₯²

Mary DurrerTop Contributor
That’s a shame he was nice

Kathy Buzan
So sorry he was a really nice guy RIP Pete. ❤️πŸ™

Susan Casimano
Remember the last time I saw him - at a class reunion. He was happy and smiling. That’s the image I have of him. Condolences to his family .πŸ’”πŸ™

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Ed Largey, BHS '67 (1948-2023)

William Edward Largey, Jr
December 1, 1948 Los Angelels CA - November 3, 2023 Fillmore CA
 
Ashley Largey posted this on Facebook yesterday. I am so sorry... Ed was a great guy and I remember in high school he was very friendly always had a smile. We send our deepest condolences to Ashley and her family...
 
On this Veterans Day, I’m so sad to report that we lost my amazing dad @eddies.almanac one week ago, November 3rd, 2023 to pancreatic cancer. I can barely type this without bursting into tears, this time of year has been hard for me my entire adult life but this is the ultimate gut punch. He was a Veteran, retired LAPD, Indiana Jones Enthusiast, Saints Fanatic, Model-T Expert, Avocado Extraordinaire, Nickname Aficionado, Grill Master, Pirate. Certified Baby and Puppy Whisperer, He could fix literally anything, Knew all the words to every song by the Doors, Can quote episodes of California Gold, Loved red meat and red potato salad. Dad, you were so stubborn, funny, smart, handsome, kind, giving, strong, talented, selfless and wise. But your best quality is how much you cared about, sacrifice for, and loved your family and your country. Thank you for making @ragtymestation a mom, for giving me great siblings and a great work ethic. Thanks for teaching me how to throw a football and change a tire. Thanks for giving me the nickname “Lumpy”, the shoulders of a line backer, and the hands of a power forward. Thanks for teaching me to stick to what I believe in and to never let other people’s opinions sway my own. You’re like, a really great father. I love you, Ed Largey, time to “break on through to the other side”.❤️
Sidebar: I am very grateful and thankful for my family, friends, all of my clients, and colleagues who helped me get him into the right doctors and take the time off to spend his last days with him. ⚜️

 









A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...

Nancy Olsen Barry
I am posting this as Ed Largey was from the class of 1967. Ed was my ex husband and the father of my son Bill and daughter Coleen. Three grandchildren Aaron, Mackenzie and Devin . I was from the class of 1970. He later married Cindy and had 4 more daughters and 2 grandchildren.

Racquel Rippengale
Very special❤️. To speak of your Dad with such detail is a definite indicator that you were very close to him. Blessings to you, the family, and your Dads pals during your hours of bereavement. Tom & Family.

Diana Ziegler Larsen
So sad to read this. RIP Ed.

Martin Lillibridge
RIP Bulldog πŸ™

Debbie Brey Bennett
What a beautiful tribute.
~Debbie Torres class of ‘69 πŸ’♥️

Virginia Hamilton
My condolences to you and your family. Rip Ed.πŸ˜‡πŸ™

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™

Les Heller
πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”Breaks my heart

Phil Kieffer
He will be missed!

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace ⚘️

Deanna Jennings
What a great classmate in Jr. High & High School. Blessings to you and your family.

Deanna Bergman
Very kindest sympathies! 🌷

Mary Durrer
I hope his family gets to read these I don’t know what to say he was a very kind man in high school we were in some classes together. He never had a mean thing to say. God bless his family

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Betsey Nash
Beautiful tribute. ❤️

Pamela SpangTop contributor
Oh my, what do you say after that great description of a great guy…how blessed you are Ashley to have had Ed as your dad. What a life story, thanks for sharing and sorry for your loss. Such a great guy, so tall, so funny , so kind, he will be missed. Safe travels Ed πŸ™πŸ» and Gods blessings to the family.

Carol BakerAdmin
This is so sad. My condolences to his family. R.I.P. Ed.

Cathy CoyleAdmin
So sorry to hear about the passing of Ed. My school girl memories of him is that he was soft spoken, courteous & kind, with a nice smile. God Bless his family.

Mary Durrer
He was really nice

Linda Everett
I have such fond memories of Ed being a soft spoken, kind and likable guy starting way back at Emerson Elementary School. Reading what his daughter wrote so eloquently tells so much about what this fine man accomplished in his life and how much he gave of himself to those who loved him. My heart and prayers are with his family and loved ones. πŸ™❤️πŸ™

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
Condolences to Largey family!
πŸ™

Shari Johnson
Another Emerson Elementary friend gone. I had many classes with him. Sad

Louise Good Hernandez
Beautiful sentiments. May Ed rest in peace. Gene Hernandez and I are sending our condolences and prayers. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Carmen Porco, BHS '67 (1949-2023)

Carmen Richard Porco
July 5, 1949 Burbank, California - October. 24, 2023 Prescott Valley, Arizona
 

Tom Iverson sent the sad news and wrote, "My best friend since Junior high school passed away a couple days ago. Carmen was a good guy and good friend."

Carmen R Porco, loving husband of Jan Porco, passed on Oct 24, 2023, at the age of 74. He was a caring and wonderful person always willing to give others a helping hand. He was a Vietnam vet who was proud of his country. He survived one bout of cancer but was sadly taken when the cancer returned. He is survived by his brother, Ron Porco.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Steve Hill, BHS '67 (1948-2023)


Steven Paul Hill
August 15, 1948 - October 20, 2023
 
Very sad news received today from Gene Hernandez...
 
I regret to inform you that longtime friend and best man at my wedding, Steven Paul Hill, passed away early this morning, 10/20/2023, at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, CA. 
 
Steve had been hospitalized for the past week due to shortness of breath.  He was suffering from COPD, kidney failure, and heart disease. 
 
He is survived by his wife, Teri and their son Nathan. He also has four sons from his first wife, Jan Wahler. Jeff, Aaron, Gabriel, and Jacob. Steve was a retired Police Officer with Burbank and Brea PD's. He resided in Yorba Linda, CA. 

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...