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The pagemaster for the class of 1979 alumniwebpage is RichardAdams(Class of '63).



Gymnastics Coach Laree Martin and Jan McCreery, Girls Athletic Director, are seeking members of the 1979 CIF Championship Team. The team had members from the classes of '79, '80 and '81. The team is nominated for induction into the CV Athletics Hall of Fame, and we would love to have many gymnasts join us at the celebration banquet next May.

Please email us with any/all contact information you may have: married names, emails, address or phone numbers. Every bit will help us locate these deserving athletes.

Email Laree or Jan at:



Latest Updates: Ackerman4/6/12, Beavers 1/1/16


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[April 6, 2012]
Theresa (Ackerman) Gillars
Children: 2
Occupation: Accountant for Princeton University

[April 22, 2005]
Steve Acton

Steve Acton lost a couragous battle with lung cancer on April 16th, 2005. He was 44. Steve loved life and was always there for everyone else. He loved his nieces and nephews like they were his own. He was the pillar of strength for our family and he is going to be greatly missed. He told us he wasn't afraid to die and for us to be brave because this was a journey he had to take on his own. If anyone wants to contact me my e-mail is Thank-you, Sharon Acton Amorelli

Scott Aguilar
3716 El Caminito
La Crescenta, California 91214
(818) 249-5761
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Product Development Engineer at AlliedSignal Turbocharging Systems
Reunion Message: I got my BSME at Cal Poly SLO in 1983 and started working at my present employer in 1985. Still driving the same car I had in high school, approaching 350,000 miles, which puts me about 45% of the way back from the moon.

Robert A. Alexander
5041 Country Valley Dr. Imperial, MO 63052
314 232-3507
Marital Status: Divorced/Single
Children: Jeffrey (02/21/85), Michael (11/22/88) and Daniel (07/07/91)
Occupation: Engineer at Boeing

[January 30, 2004]

Lori (Allen) DuPlessis
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Marital Status: Married
Craig DuPlessis 1977
Children: David (1980), Bryan (1982), Christopher (1986), Alexander (1994)
Occupation: VP, Operations, Clinical Laboratory

[February 6, 2009]
Donald M. Arbuckle
Damascus, OR 97089
MaritalStatus: Married
Spouse Name: Leslie L Carson, Class of 1980, since June 1981
Children: Andrea 1/15/1984 Kristen 8/09/1984
Occupation: Division Chief/Training Officer of Boring Fire District
Reunion: Did not attend the 20th reunion but attended my wife Leslie's 20th. It was nice to see some old friend

[December 28, 2004]
Brett Archer
Mills Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Usha
Spouse Class of 1984
Children: Dylan Kumar 6, Ian Samir 3
Occupation: Construction Projection Manager at Currently Retired (till the remodeling funds run out at home)
Reunion: Every 10 years is way too long anybody up for a 26 or 27 it looks like the 25th was Just Dust in the Wind.
Comments: How is everybody out there throughout the world from CVHS. We are still here in La Crescenta. Found a nice fixer down the street from CV park and are currently remodeling. Still see many other friends who are still in the area, including other Falcons from different years. My oldest son is at my old elementary school in the first grade for all of you that remember Lincoln. Love to hear from any of you. [January 9, 2005]

[February 26, 2005]
Lance Artis
Mililani, HI
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Kristina
Children: Lance & Lowen (9-26-87), Devin (5-6-98)
Occupation: Musician at Paradise Cove

Don Atkinson
1360 Johnson Blvd., Suite 100
So. Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(530) 573-3375, x8390
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Sandra Lynn
Children: Jamie (9/93), Katie (9/95) Andrew (4/00)
Occupation: Sergeant at El Dorado County Sheriff's Dept.
Reunion Message: Had a great time at the 20-year reunion; looking forward to next time. The hiking/skiing/diving/riding is great in Tahoe -- come find me if you're passing through.

[Updated/Add: 04/10/01]

Jean (Battles) Garrett
3800 Hillway Drive
Glendale, CA 91208
Marital Status: Divorced/Remarried
Spouse Name: James Garrett
Children: His Julia - 25, My Julia - 24, Jasmine - 21, Danny - 21, Camm -20, Jade - 20, Sara - 19
Occupation: Accounting/Insurance (looking for a new job)
Reunion: Looking forward to the 30th. Is it really 30????? Call me, Janet Bender, if you see this.
Comments: Moving back to Calif. Nov. 08. Wow, can't believe I am coming back. My husband relocated and we hope to move to Ventura to be near my Mom. We did a lot of sailing on the Bay in Virginia, so we plan to spend some time experiencing sailing in the Pacific. Life has been great. Would love to hear from old friends. [October 19, 2008)

Brian Beavers
La Quinta, CA
(760) 345-3399
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Pamela (Haney) Beavers (CV Class of '81)
Children:Jonathan 1983, Gina 1985, Daniel 1990
Occupation: Remodeling Contractor for my own company, Elite Builders

Ross D. Beers
2430 Los Amigos Street
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 314-5167
Marital Status: Single
No Children
Occupation: Software Developoer
Reunion Message: With eyes open
walking forward

[August 15, 2009]

Janet Bender
875 Paseo Tosamar
Camarillo, CA 91320
(805) 484-4028
Marital Status: Single
No Children
Occupation: Client Services Manager at ACT 1 Personnel Services
Reunion Message: Ex-White House intern. Need I say more?

David Benson
3822 El Moreno St.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 249-2681
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Kimberly (Craig), CVHS Class of 1979
Children: Beau Tyler Benson (10/88)
Occupation: Mechanical Helper at LAFD
Reunion Message: Looking forward to the 30th
Comments: Hope you all are doing well! My wife and I have been married for 22 years and have a 19 year old son, who attended the same schools we did... very strange. Still see and talk to most of the people I hung out with. Very happy in my job, of course, working with cars is my passion. Also, spend much time helping and volunteering in the community and helping Kim do the same. Stay happy, healthy and see you at the next reunion!
[September 1, 2008]


Eric Berlioz
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Galaxia (Cruz)
No Children
Occupation: Regional Manager at Berlitz International Inc.

Arthur Olsen Bjornestad III
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Mrs B.
No Children
Occupation: land development
Reunion Message: Still want to date Tracye Morgan--should have hit the road hours ago-going to jed w/tOoch, Agular, Johnson, Kantz. Lutz, Hinkley, Ackerman. Aug 2005 reunion in the woods, only 800 miles away [July 31, 2005]

[November 4, 2008]
Susan Blair
7516 3rd Ave.
Hesperia, CA 92345
760 508-2882
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Bill Scott
Children: Brian Pascual 3-19-89 Karissa Pascual 10-29-90
Occupation: Hair Stylist at Bella Mia Hair salon
Reunion: OMG it's good some familiar faces. Wow I can't believe it's been 30 years. I'm still 29 though. Don't know how that happened!! LOL [April 15, 2009]

l to r: Terry DiDonna, Lisa Shultz, me Susan, Cindy Enloe, and Lilsa Segno

[September 25, 2007]
John Andy Boynton
26531 Rim Rd
Hemet, CA 92544
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Connie
Children: Stephen 90
Occupation: Teacher/Coach at Hemet High School

[April 17, 2009]
Edward Brehm
11868 Caminito de las Missiones
San Diego, CA 92128
Marital Status: Single
Children: no

No senior photo in annual

Michael "Chris" Burruso
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Loretta (Rea) Burruso, C.V. Class of 1978
Child: Rebecca Sue (5/11/94)
Occupation: Fire Equipment Mechanic at Burbank Fire Department

[Updated/Add: 02/11/01]

Roberta (Butcher) Whitla
Keravavagen 19
Trollhattan 46173
(818) 248-2225
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Guy Whitla
Children: Keegan and Braeden
Occupation: Freelance Illustrator - Art Teacher at International School of Stockholm/Trollhattan

Brenda (Butler) Watkins
Lake Forest, CA
Marital Status: Divorced/Single
Children: Jason Watkins (9/87), Joshua Watkins (12/91)
Occupation: MFT at Health Management Center
Reunion: Missed the 20-year reunion but hope I can make the 25- or 30-year reunion.
Comments: Would love to hear more about my old classmates from Valley View Elementary.

[Updated/Add: 06/19/01]


[July 16, 2006]
Lloyd Butler
Las Vegas, NV 89142
Marital Status: married
Spouse Name: Sandy
Children: stepchildren Cristina (16), Ashley (12), Branden (10)
Reunion: Sorry I missed the reunions; I hope to attend the next one.
Comments: Well, y'all, for what it's worth, her I am. Better late than never, I guess. I've been wasting my time on for trhe past few years.... Life is good. For all who remember me or are, interested, feel free to e-mail. Please contact me with reunion updates.

Alan Byler
10231 Hillhaven Ave
Tujunga, CA 91042
Marital Status: married
Spouse Name: Sandy
Children: no
Occupation:Technical Writer at T & L Communicators
Reunion: Yea, the hair is still red, just not so much of it! Sorry I missed the reunion, was busy that night. But this page will do nicely thank you. Good to see all those who where in choir support Miss Nute's retirement at Rosemont. Joyce Thompson and Suzi Nicholson and myself had a blast. What happned to the rest of you? Have had a variety of jobs - from pest control operator to electronic assembler to aircraft mechanic to alarm service tech and inbetween tech writer. Life is a little tough when one chooses aerospace for a career. And yes, I finally got married two years ago to wonderfull Itailian who puts up with my still crazy sense of humor. Dr. Demento needs to come back to LA Radio.

[Updated/Add: 09/24/00]

no senior picture in annual

[February 25, 2009]
Holly (Canfield) Kirchner-Metz

23100 Cerca Dr.
Valencia, CA 91354
661 644-9900
Marital Status: Divorced/Single
Children: Sarah 11/11/85, Kristine 8/17/97, Brittney 9/7/88, Tyler 6/20/93, Alexis 4/21/00, Hammy 8/11/85 and Bryan 3/15/90.
Occupation: MOM for my kids
[June 14, 2009]

[February 25, 2004]
Clint Capper
Eugene, OR
Marital Status: married
Spouse Name: Megan
Children: Jack and Annie, twins (8/17/99), Caroline (1/09/03)
Occupation: Self Employed Commercial Real Estate Appraiser at Capper Appraisal & Consulting
Comments: Recent photo was taken during one of many trips to our cabin at Black Butte Ranch for golf, biking, etc. [October 5, 2004]

no senior picture in annual

[August 15, 2009]
Tina (Carlin) Wright
Burbank, CA 91505
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Kevin
Children: no
Occupation: West Coast Regional Manager for Rose Brand

no senior picture in annual

[January 19, 2009]
Richard Chang
Austin, TX
Marital Status: Divorced/Remarried
Spouse Name: Amy Chung
Children: Madison May 1998, Jacqueline April 2008, New Baby June 2009
Occupation: Managing Consultant for Alsbridge Inc.
Comments: I moved during the summer of my Junior year, and missed being with all my friends and classmates. Was wondering if a 30 year reunion was in the works? Would love to catch up with everyone in the class of '79

[February 16, 2009]
Kay (Chase) Mitchell
Homepage: (Recorded Moments)
195 Armstrong Lane
Monterey, TN 38574
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse Name: Dave
Children: Joshua (1987), Daniel (1989), Timothy (1991), Isaiah (1994), Gabriel (1997), Benjamin (2003)
Occupation: Business Owner
Reunion: I missed our 10th as we had just moved to Tennessee, I never heard about our 20th, and I am looking forward to the 30th. :-)
Comments: I married Dave in 1985 and we moved to Tennessee in 1987, shortly before our 2nd son was born. We've been living out in the country for the last 12 years, which is great when you have 6 sons!! We started our business in 2003 ( Sadly, in April 2007, Dave passed away after finding out he had Liver Cancer only 2 1/2 months before that. We miss him a lot, but we know that he is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior and someday we'll be reunited when it's our time to go. Life is busy & full, there is never a dull moment around here (add in 3 dogs & 1 cat to the mix), God is faithful, and I am blessed.

Jeff Christensen
Oceanside, CA 92056
(619) 566-1800
Marital Status: Married
Laura (Rumi) Christensen, C.V. Class of 1978
No Children
Occupation: Fleet Manager at Crest Beverage Co. and Engineering Officer in the Coast Guard Reserves PSU 311
Comments:Any talk of a reunion for the class of 79?
[September 2, 2006]

[January 16, 2006]
Lori (Colburn) Thomas
Email: None submitted. Lori, please write to webmaster
P.O. Box 731
Belgrade, MT 59714
MaritalStatus: Married
Spouse Name: Carl Thomas
Spouse CV Class of 1977
Children: KELLI 1-20-81 SARA 2-3-83 KATIE 6-10-87
Occupation: HOMEMAKER
Comments: I married my High School Sweetheart the Feb. after Graduation. 26 years and still going strong. We moved to Montana 1n 1995, following my parents and my sister Cindy and her husband Alan. We love it here. Great place to raise the girls. Our daughters are all grown and on their own and live nearby. Our daughter Sara was married in Mar. 2004 and on Aug.30th 2005 we became grandparents to Logan Jamison. We couldn't be happier and look forward to watching him grow. We have been blessed with a wonder life here.

[August 11, 2009]
Kevin Cowles
441 Dell Court
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Lisa Cowles
Children: Elyse 1987, Jacquelyn 1989, Stephanie 1991, Amanda 1995
Occupation: General Manager

Kimberly (Craig) Benson
3822 El Moreno St.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 249-2681
Marital Status: Married
Husband: David Benson, C.V. Class of 1979
Child: Beau Tyler (10/20/88)
Occupation: Operations Supervisor at UNX
Reunion: I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the 30th next year. I have had many changes in my life and can't wait to reconnect with you all.
Comments:Strangely enough, my son is almost 20 years old and has been out of High School for 2 years. I am studying to take my Series 7 exam for work. Still working at UNX, Inc. and really love it. Not doing much volunteer work in the schools anymore, but am very active in my church and community. I serve an awesome God and am very blessed with the life he has given me. [September 1, 2008]


Dana (Cruson) Laney
2237 Clinton Rd.
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 233-0795
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Terry
No Children
Occupation: Owner, Commercial Janitorial Company, Nooks and Crannies Cleaning

Danielle (Cruson) Alvarado
538 N. Hayes
Pocatello, ID 83204
Marital Status: Divorced/Single
Children: Briana (12) and Dilyn (7)
Occupation: Reading Assistant at Jefferson Elementary School
Reunion Message: Who really smashed the pie in Mrs. Field's face?

Ed Currie
2723 Surfrider Ave
Ventura, CA 93001
Marital Status: Married
Children: Clayton 2/15/00 Chase 2/11/02
Occupation: Senior Director at Baxter Healthcare
Comments: Still in touch with Tueffert and Dull.
[August 9, 2008]

Anthony Daino
MaritalStatus: married
SpouseName: Connie
Children: Michael (12-4-1982);Kristen (7-14-1986);Vincent (6-4-1988);Amanda (5-22-1990)
Occupation: Radiologic Technologist at Antelope Valley Hospital
[July 1, 2005]

[August 15, 2005]
Brad DeHore
Visalia, CA
Marital Status: Divorced/Single
Children: yes
Occupation: service / sales manager - commercial refrigeration

[January 19, 2009]
Denise (Downing) Derenberger
Hanover, MD 21076
Marital Status: Married to a wonderful man!
Spouse's name: Gerry Derenberger
Children: Timothy (1983) Airforce, Stephen (1986) Army, Kristin (1988), Steven (1991) & Ryan (1991)
Occupation: Supervisor at United Parcel Service
Comments: Loving life and learning a lot along the way. Now that I am older, I wish I could go back and do a few things different though! I am looking forward to seeing friends at the next reunion.

Monique (Draper) Bottger
1026 W. El Norte Pkwy. #146
Escondido, CA 92026
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Roy
No Children
Occupation: BeautiControl Spa, Skin Care & Image Consultant
Reunion: It was great catching up at both the 10- and 20-year reunions. I hope to see more people come to the next one!

[Updated/Add: 01/01/03]

Keith L. Dryden
6655 Saint Estaban Street
Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 353-7832
Marital Status: Significant Other
Children: Corey K. Dryden (12/23/90) and Kurtis A. Dryden (7/8/92)
Occupation: Plumber at EPCO Plumbing
Reunion: Had a blast but it ended too soon.
Comments: Is there going to be a 25th?

[Updated/Add: 05/17/01]


Jamie Dull
Home Theater Experts
9832 NW Nottage Dr.
Portland, OR 97229
(503) 203-8962
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Laurie Dull (Bunting)
Children: twins - Ethan and Schuyler (12/22/01)
Occupation: Owner of Home Theater Experts in Wilsonville, OR

[Updated/Add: 01/01/03]

[February 20, 2004]
Susan (Dunlap) Gibbs
Valencia, CA 91355
Marital Status: married
Spouse Name: Fred
Children: Travis, age 10, Carly May, age 8
Occupation: As of 12/01, full time mom/wife/p.t. aide to special needs kids
Comments: I worked, enjoyed life and traveled a bit during the 80's. Married in 1992, had my son in 1993 and my daughter in 1995. She was born 9 weeks premature and has cerebral palsy, she uses a walker and a wheelchair. What her legs don't do, her mouth makes up for. We moved to Valencia in 1998 and really enjoy this area. I often see people from La Crescenta up here. Didn't make the 20 year, looking foward to the next one.

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