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It has tentatively been decided that there will be another reunion in 2017 which will be known to history as the 80th Birthday Reunion.

Does this mean that if you’re only 79, you won’t be allowed to attend? No…we are making an exception for you kids.

Yes, we are holding a 60th reunion. It will be held at Tornino’s Banquets, 5080 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno on October 10th starting at 9am* and ending at 3pm. Brunch will be served starting at 11am.

Save the date and join us. You never know but this might be the last one.

Though I hope not…

Important Update: The Reunion Notice letters have been sent today: 17 March 2015, otherwise known as St Patrick’s Day. Midori and Yvette spent hours stuffing, addressing, and stamping envelopes so don’t disappoint them. Show up! It’s too late to grow up. Or…is it?

Who’s coming? Of course, I mean to the reunion…what did you think I meant?
(As of 16 July 2015*)
Monte Lee and Joan Justesen – #1. He wins the potted tulip.
Ken and Karen Kurokawa
Carleata Hull (Jensen)
Lola (Lowry) and Bud Anderson
Midori (Nakagawa) and Larry Iwasaki
Barbara Kayajanian (Garabedian)
Nori Hasimoto
Roy and Addie Nicholas
John and Joan Rice
Bob and Patricia (Riley) Robertson
Bob and Fujie Robesky
Sam and Laurie Spencer
Georgia Spurlock (Woodard) and Phil Griffen
Bernice Alvarado (Orozco)
Yvette Smith (Ehn)
Michio Miyamoto
Paul and Jeanne Heppner
Harold and Linda Martens
Peter Contreras + 1
Kieko (Yamashita) and Mac Nishimoto
Judy Jones (Agundez)
Sam and Anita Ayoob
Doug Wedel + 1
Franklin & Anne V Laemmien
Marion Wiest (Jones)
Don Harms
Carol (Roys) and Bob Walsh
Loretta Hinz (Vinogradov)
Clementine Montes (Kaiser)
Janice Kroeker (Sundstrom)
John Galle + 1
Les & Roberta Jorgensen
Joyce (Clemons) and Pete Garachana
* Names are listed in the order received.

* Les J (our President, in case you forgot), who has the honor of being almost the last to join the reunion, has pointed out an error: The reunion begins at 9am NOT 11am as originally posted. Which means you have to get up 2 hours earlier. Sorry about that! Yawn…time for a nap.

Special Guests
Marylee Balzer – Norman Balzer’s wife
Hatsumi Yamakawa Park – Fujie Robesky’s sister

There are now 56 of us…Come on, get your a**es in gear and join us!
And, you better hurry… There are only 1000 998 seats left and they’re going slowly.

Who’s NOT attending
Arlene Foster (Peach)
Janet Futrell (Lee)
Franklin Laemmlen
Mervilyn McClure (Reddick)
Marilyn Hinamon (Harms)
Hilda Neufeld (Kahn)
Wanda Simonson (Chamberlain)
Shigeko Tatami (Kagawa)
Betty Teal (Pike)
Richard Toler
Sue Osgood (Anderson)
Viola Betts

Nearby Hotels
Courtyard Fresno . 140 E Shaw Ave
Ramada Fresno North . 324 E Shaw Ave
Best Western Plus . 480 E Shaw Ave

“High school. A small world unto itself. Combining all the warmest elements of a federal work camp with those of a third world poultry farm.”, Dexter Morgan

Though I’m not quite sure what that means, it’s interesting.

Photos from the 55th Reunion < -- Click the blue text to view the photos/slideshow.


Roy Nicholas


Charles Carpenter
Robert (Bob) Robertson
Shirley Wall (Tulberg)


George Jadoon
Sam Ayoob
Charles “Rabbit” Sutterfield


Myrna Hunter (Stall)
Betty Krause (Crum)
Marion Weist (Jones)


Gloria Spurlock (Trusty)
Jim Reed


Weldon Byram
Kathy Spivey (Sims)


Kathrine Hurliman (McCabe)
Mary Hale (Stark)
Fred Watari


Robert Conner
Carol Files (Birney)


Marjorie I. Neufeld (Cornelsen)
Norma Huebner (Bowers)


Charles Hart


Howard Fielding
Norman Balzer


Toribia Vidari (Tuttle)
Duane Palmer
Robert Pazin


Bill Robert


Lupe Valencia (Mendoza)
John Nakagawa
Jimmy Pauls
Nobuko Takata (Gavin)


Juanita Collins
Ray Olvera


Nick Rogalsky


Deloy Looper


Gloria Lee

Year unknown*

Vonda Benedetti
Don (Tom) Case
Roger Conley
Denny Eskew
Howard Fendley
Elaine Goolkasian
Ivan Harden
Jim Huebert
Virginia Krakow
Linda Mariscotti
Henry Medcalf
Leon Meyers
Miriko Naito
Wanda Porter (Loewen)
Joanne Pope
Rosie Rodarte
Joan Rodriquez
Larry Sanders
John Seaman
Elaine Swedlund (Eskew)
Joe Valenzuela
Richard Watkins

* I do not know the years in which many of our classmates passed. If any of you know when a classmate died, please let me know and I will make corrections to the list.