Classmates
ALLEN, Curtiss
ALLEN, John
ANDERSON, Mike
BAILEY, Bob
BARNES, Jean
BRIESE, Bob
BUTTERFIELD, Bruce
CHAPIN, Paul
CLAWSON, Dennis
CLAWSON, Klar
COVER, Bill
COVER, Tom
ELLSWORTH, Don
EVANS, Vernon
FINN, Checker
FISHER FITZPATRICK, Lynda
FITZPATRICK, David
GARBER, Richie
GENTLE, Ken
HARRIS, Roy
HILE, Lloyd
HOFMAISTER, Alice
HUMPHREY, Bob
JONES, Dawn
JONES, Duane
KINDER, Mel
LEWIS, Vaughn
McCUE, Mike
MEYER, Linda
MILLER, Peter
MILLETT, Gordon
MOORE, Mike
NEBEKER, Kathleen
PETERSON, Leland
PUCKETT, Jim
REED, John
SATHER, Diane
SORENSON ELLIOTT, Christy
SPENCE, Gaylord
TOWNSEND, Bill
VOSS, Steve
WARD, Lea
WATKINS, Steve
WEEKS, Janie
Classmates—High-school Cronies
Don Ellsworth
My closest friend, through all the time we lived in San Bernardino. Our primary point of contact was always at church. Indeed, we attended separate elementary and junior high schools. But all through those early years, if I didn’t go home from Sunday School with my own folks, I was likely to end up at Don’s house in Highland, as an afternoon guest (until evening Sacrament Meeting) of Carl and Deborah Ellsworth. Or at the Clawsons’. When we became classmates at Pacific and in Mammy’s Seminary, we quickly formed a well-nigh-inseparable triumvirate (triumpuerate?) with the Killer, Mike Anderson.
Aaronic Priesthood award section
In Pappy’s Corner
Brought Valerie to Church, 1956
Double date
With Valerie
Triple date
Another Triple date
Ground-breaking
Seminary Crony
Seminary, 1957
Seminary Breakfast
Dawn Jones (now Tarbox) on Don’s lap
Seminary 1958
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Mike Anderson
We called my co-valedictorian crony “the Killer,” mainly because we couldn’t imagine anything less descriptive. The first “man without guile” I ever knew, or at least recognized as such. With his sweet, gentle, straightforward character, Michael Smith Anderson stood out for goodness in the midst of a pretty decent population. We met at Pacific: he was a member of either the Second or Fourth Ward (I could never distinguish them; still can’t) and therefore went to church in the Waterman Avenue building. And he’d attended, of course, other elementary and junior high schools. Don, Mike, and I spent a lot of time together, through high school.
Triple date
Future Farmers of America luminary
Seminary Crony
Called Mammy “Coach”
Seminaary 1958
Seminary Breakfast
Melody Hoglund on his lap
Key Club Charity
Key Club 1956
Key Club 1957
Key Club 1958
Triple date
Honor Roll
California Scholarship Federation
Bank of America Semifinalist
Bank of America Finalist
News coverage
Bank of America First Prize
Co-Valedictorian
On the library wall
Class leaders
Co-valedictory
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Cap & gown, on the hearth
Classmates: the Clarinetwork
John Allen
A gentle, pleasant chap with a fine sense of humor. Fellow clarinetist in the Pacific High School Band; John and I generally sat second and third chairs and occasionally “challenged” each other and swapped positions. Our school wasn’t loaded with achieving black kids, and John’s minority rôle was particularly challenging for him. Over our three years together in the Class of 1958, he became increasingly politicized, from a racial point of view, developing something of an angry edge. Complicated his relationships with the rest of us. I do hope he’s done well; I’ve lost track of him.
PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1957
PHS Band, 1958
Graduated in the Class of 1958

David Fitzpatrick
My closest friend at Arrowview Junior High School. Dave, Lynda Fisher, and I played clarinet together in the school orchestra, all three years…
Friend at Arrowview
With Lynda Fisher
Double date with Lynda, Lea, me
Lynda Fisher Fitzpatrick
…and then, later, Dave and Lynda married. And subsequently, I understand, divorced. Here are pictures of a very youthful double-date of which we constituted three-fourths.
Friend at Arrowview
With David Fitzpatrick
Double date with Dave, Lea, me
Diane Sather
Friendly clarinet-section neighbor in the Pacific High School Band.
PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1957
PHS Band, 1958
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Jane Weeks
Perennial first-chair clarinet in the Pacific High School Band. John, Diane, and I never did dislodge her from that position.
PHS Band, 1957
PHS Band, 1958
Honor Roll
Class leaders
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Classmates: Others at Pacific
Curtiss Allen
Delightful, droll chap. Fellow Key Clubber. Class of 1957. French horn player in the Pacific High School Band. Still (early 2000s) active, by Christy’s report, in musical activities in the area.

Curt’s father was a successful local entrepreneur, proprietor of Allen Iron Works (if I recall aright), and eventual near neighbor of Pappy and Norma on Olivewood Lane. Also a fellow-Rotarian with Pappy.

Curt owned the purple Model-T Ford which, jointly with Curt himself and Christy Sorenson in color-coded Victorian costume, became a marvelous school-spirit mascot unit.

When we returned to Berdoo after our year at Stanford, Curt and his wife were living across Sixteenth Street from our homestead, in the home that had always been occupied by Jack Jernigan and his family, back when I was alive.

PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1957
Key Club 1957
Sixteenth-Street neighbor
Evelyn Christina Sorenson Elliot
French horn and glockenspiel player in the Pacific High School Band, and bright, irrepressible, irreplaceable sparkplug of the great Pacific High Class of 1958. She and Curtiss Allen became jointly a remarkable school-spirit symbol, dolled up in purple-and-silver Victorian/Edwardian finery, and riding in Curt’s shiny purple Model T Ford. Both in those days, and ever since, Christy has been the main mover behind class reunions and interstitial communications.

I had something of a case on her (from afar, quoth he needlessly), and we actually had one date together. Pretty tame: she came to church with me, one Sunday morning in 1958. She joined the Church, not long after, but only after she had grown up and left home. Her Lutheran parents weren’t enchanted with the idea.

The day Christy married Fred Elliot, she stopped in at Nielsen’s Pharmacy, where I worked. Seeing me, unexpectedly, she told me the big news and invited me to the festivities. Thunderstruck, I said something, but it can’t have been very graceful. She’s forgiven me, thank her and the Lord.

PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1957
PHS Band, 1958
Baccalaureate
Led Class Hymn
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Bob Bailey
Played French horn in the Pacific High School Band; fellow Key Clubber.
PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1958
Key Club Charity
Key Club 1956
Key Club 1957
Key Club 1958
Honor Roll
California Scholarship Federation
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Jean Barnes
Like Del, Jean played bassoon in the orchestra and band. We cared about a lot of the same things; had we shared more religious common ground, we might have meant more to each other.

Our alphabetic propinquity meant that we sat close together in several classes. One year, she sat right behind me in Louie’s English class. We were both embarrassed, one day, to realize that she was absent-mindedly picking some scabs on my arm, as it rested on the back of my chair.

PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1958
Kaiser Steel
Honor Roll
California Scholarship Federation
Nice of her to help me over the wall…
Bank of America Semifinalist
Bank of America Finalist
Bank of America Third Prize
Co-Valedictorian
On the library wall
Senior Class Vice President
Co-valedictory
Accompanied Bill Pinkerton
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Bob Briese
Trombone player in the Pacific High School Band.
Dated Valerie in high school.
Paul Chapin
Flute player in the Pacific High School Band.
Marching Band.
PHS Band 1956
Wind quintet
Key Club 1956
National Forensic League
Met again at MIT
Dennis Clawson
Primary 1949
Seminary 1955
Del’s Baptism
Klar Clawson
An early San Bernardino friend — a bit early to call her a girlfriend. Like the Ellsworths, the Clawsons were my occasional Sunday-afternoon hosts, between Sunday School and Sacrament Meeting. She was Odessa; I forget Brother Clawson’s front name.
Seminary
Seminary Chorus
Seminary 1955-56
Del’s Baptism
Bill Cover
Student body president for 1958, our senior year at Pacific High. Co-salutatorian with Steve Voss) at graduation, as three of us shared valedictory honors. A charming and accomplished young man, younger brother to Tom Cover. A friend, but not an intimate. Appears in photo here (sixth from the left, front row). Honor Roll
California Scholarship Federation
Senior class president
Co-salutatory
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Tom Cover
National Forensic League
Key Club 1956
Kindly Rush Week host, 1958
Vernon Evans
Key Club Charity
Key Club 1956
Key Club 1957
Key Club 1958
Honor Roll
California Scholarship Federation
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Lloyd “Wormley” Hile
Friend at Arrowview
Alice Hofmaister
California Scholarship Federation
Accompanied me through the ivy
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Bob Humphrey
A modest, thoughtful fellow Key Clubber. We shared a number of math and science classes.
Key Club 1957
Kaiser Steel
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Dawn Jones
Red-headed daughter of George and Ida, sister of Duane and Ross and Wanda, Dawn was a bright spot in Church and school settings. The Joneses lived a couple of blocks south of the Third Ward chapel. George was my first missionary companion, when I was called to a Stake Mission as a senior. He taught me how to change Hesperus’ oil and to tune him up; a 1941 Chevy required little maintenance beyond that. Ida held memorable Sunday School classes in their living room, in the days before we had a real meetinghouse. She married Val Tarbox, and we see them now and then at the Bountiful Temple.
Seminary 1957
Seminary Breakfast
Seminary 1958
Seminary 1958-59
Duane Jones
Son of George & Ida Jones
Seminary
Received Aaronic Priesthood award
Mel Kinder
National Forensic League
Key Club 1956
Clowning on the hearth
Vaughn Lewis
Son of Glenn and Ethel Lewis, old friends and neighbors in First and Third Wards. Class of ’56, with Mel and Del. Played trombone in the Pacific High School Band. Dated Valerie early on, but her mom said he was too old for her.
PHS Band, 1956
Seminary
Seminary 1955
Seminary Chorus
Quartet
Mike “Magoo” McCue
Friend at Arrowview
Linda Meyer
When Mammy’s encouragement (never to be ignored) prodded me forth to something approaching normal social behavior, I usually turned to Linda for the requisite partner. She was sweet, smart, and a couple of years my junior. And I retain a vague recollection that Kenny Skousen and I may have been assigned as Ward Teachers to the home of honey-people Irel and Ruth Meyer. Which, if true, may have facilitated the connection. She put up with me very kindly, but she was very sweet on Scotty Lethbridge and ultimately married Bill Townsend.
In Pappy’s Corner
Double date
With me
At the hearth
Triple date
Seminary 1956
Seminary 1957
Seminary 1958
Seminary 1958-59
Seminary group circa 1959-60
Married Bill Townsend
Gordon Millett
First Ward Primary
His dad in Bishopric
Aaronic Priesthood award section
Seminary 1956
Seminary 1957
Seminary
Seminary Chorus
Quartet
Milletts
Mike “Lord Sebastian” Moore
Seminary with Mammy
Seminary, with Charles Eastwood, 1954-55
Key Club 1956
Kathleen Nebeker
Kathleen and I dated fairly extensively during the Hesperus period: I was a senior, and she a sophomore. We were classmates in Seminary and fellow Pacific Pirates, that year. Younger than I, of course, so that I could manage in spite of my characteristic bashfulness.

Kathleen was (probably still is) very talented on the violin. Her mother was a very dear lady with some health problems; I never met her father. We “broke up” before the end of that school year. She stayed in San Bernardino for college and was a leader in Lambda Delta Sigma.

Triple date
Seminary 1957
Seminary 1958-59
Seminary 1958-59
Leland Peterson
Seminary 1957
Later, a rather serious rival for Valerie’s affections
Jim Puckett
Kaiser Steel
National Merit Semifinalist
National Merit Scholar
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Gaylord Spence
Saxophone player in the Pacific High School Band. Finely-honed and punnish sense of humor. I think it was he (or possibly Steve Voss) who backed out of a parallel-parked car into the protruding latch of a mailbox. Turning suddenly, and seeing no sign of his assailant, he yelped, “I’ve been goosed by a ghost!”
PHS Band, 1956
PHS Band, 1957
Kaiser Steel
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Bill Townsend
Married Linda Meyer
Key Club 1958
Steve Voss
National Forensic League
Key Club 1956
Key Club 1957
Key Club 1958
Kaiser Steel
California Scholarship Federation
National Merit Semifinalist
National Merit Scholar
Co-salutatory
Graduated in the Class of 1958
Lea Ward
Double date with Dave and Lynda
Friend at Arrowview
Steve Watkins
Key Club Charity
Key Club 1956
Key Club 1957
Key Club 1958
Student Council
Kaiser Steel
Honor Roll
California Scholarship Federation
Bank of America Semifinalist
Lost in Bank of America Finals
Classmates: at MIT and Harvard
Bruce Butterfield
Roommate and fellow hacker at MIT
Neighbor and hearts opponent at MIT
Came to Church with me; joined after college.
Checker Finn
Assistant Secretary of Education in Reagan Administration
Received his Ed.D from HGSE in 1970
Squired me around Washington, interviewing for the position of Director of the Office of Research in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
Promised to seek my counsel on later Department of Education issues.
Richie Garber
Roommate and fellow hacker at MIT
Neighbor and hearts opponent at MIT
Picketing pickets at Exodus
Came to Church with me.
Ken Gentle
Hall Chairman of Fifth Floor West in East Campus.
Opponent in frequent water-fights and such.
Fellow Dean’s List honoree.
Roy Harris
Neighbor and hearts opponent at MIT
Peter and Marcia Miller
Smoot perpetrator
Friend and boss at Abt Associates
Reunion: Smoots
John Reed
Neighbor and hearts opponent at MIT


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