In Remembrance



We remember fondly those classmates who have passed away. Please keep our deceased classmates in your thoughts and prayers. We miss them because they were our friends and classmates. If you know of anyone that we do not have or made a mistake then please let us know.  We try to keep up with all members of our class, but it's hard to do without the help of everyone.  Contact John Spohn at spohnj@aol.com for any changes.

 IN HONOR OF OUR LOST CLASSMATES "SO FAR AWAY" BY "CAROL KING"

 


 CHARLIE BOYD 

 BILL BUTCHKO

  WILLIAM GEIB

 GERRY GILLESPIE

 JEAN GREEN

 EFRIAN HINAJOSA

 CLAY HULLETT


 DELORES JOHNSON

 FRANK MILBURN 

 JAMES MURO 
KAREN HEPLER





MARILYN RODRIQUEZ

  KEN RUGGLES

 TOM SMITH 
 
 JEANETTE SOTELO


 RON TERP 

 JOHN WETTER

 LARRY WILSON


 RALPH CRANSTON




 KIM  WINDEL

 GREG WOMACK


SCOTT CARTER

KATHY TEASDALE

 CHUCK CORDES

 DAVID COOK

CAROL THATCHER


RANDY WYATT

JANE RAUSCHENBERGER

DAVE McGRADY


GARY ASHLEY


GORDON EMMONS


CHERYL DALBY


    STEVE GIBSON        


MARY SHELDON


ANTHONY FINCH      

LINDA DEARINGER


GERRY ORTIZ

ELIAB MENDOZA

EVELYN ZIESE


BRUCE ARMSTRONG



SHELLEY RUNNELLS


CLIFF SHERRON


DANNY WADE



  DARLEEN SHELTON    


MARK FAZIO


BRUCE FULLER    

ROB EASTMAN


CHRIS SMITH


SHARON AKELEY



DAN PENDERY


CYNTHIA RAZO



                KEN ERVIN

JOHN HUGHAN



RICHARD STANSBERRY


BECKY ROSSER

RANDY WILES


KURT BOETZLE


STEVE PENA

JOHN HUGHAN




                                         

                                                     FRANK MILBURN                                                       
    
                                                                                           
MARK BOFENKAMP
                                           

  


Jack Lercari, known to many students and teachers at Camarillo High School as ''Coach'', passed away on May 3, 2009 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Joseph Francis Lercari was born on April 16, 1920 in San Francisco, to Ella and Joseph Lercari who later divorced.

Jack was raised in San Francisco and Vacaville until he was 10 years old. When his mother married James Howlett in 1930, they moved to Jack's beloved Santa Paula. Jack was raised on the Limoneira Ranch. He attended Briggs School and Santa Paula High School, graduating in 1938. Jack then moved to Sacramento to live with his father, Joseph Lercari, while attending Sacramento City College.

He next made his way to San Jose State where he played on their football team. The team was in Honolulu for a game on December 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. The members of the football team assisted the Honolulu Police Department for several weeks before transportation was available back to San Jose, Calif. Seven of the players stayed and joined the Police-Department-Jack was one of them. Upon his return to California, Jack served in the Army before receiving a medical discharge.

After his discharge, he returned to Honolulu and re-joined the Police Department. After serving 6 years he then returned to San Jose State and completed his Bachelor's degree in Education. Jack then taught at Menlo School and college coaching football and swimming, while getting his Masters degree at Stanford University. After getting his Masters, he joined the staff of Visalia Junior College of the Sequoias before he joined the staff of Taft Junior College. During his summer breaks, Jack would return to Ventura County and teach swimming at Jockey Meads pool for the Red Cross. He later taught swimming at Las Posas Country Club. In 1958 Jack was hired by the Oxnard Union High School District to head the PE Department and coach varsity football, at Camarillo High School.

After being a bachelor for 42 years, in 1962, Jack married Carolyn Christianson and became a stepfather to Bonnie and Mike. He then retired from Oxnard Union High School District in 1985. He enjoyed playing golf at Saticoy Country Club where he was a member for thirty years. He enjoyed working out at the gym until he was 81 years old. Jack was a voracious reader both at home and the Camarillo Library. Jack is survived by his wife of 46 years Carolyn, step-daughter Bonnie Christianson, stepson Mike (Brenda), grandson Brian (Tracy) and great grandchildren Carissa and Cole.

The family would like to give a heartfelt ''Thank You'' to those at Mission Hospice of So. Pasadena who provided compassionate care and support, and to the staff at Imperial Medical Center of Studio City. A memorial service to be held on Wednesday May 13, at 11:00 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010. Those attending the service are invited to wear Hawaiian shirts to honor Jack's love of Hawaii.

Scott Henderson (Music Teacher) 1942 - 1997
Genius Behind The Today Generation

 Heidi Leahy

I was in the music class. I remember that this was Scott first official job. I believe he was 25 years old when he came to Camarillo. I believe that his mother was an opera singer of some report, and she bought him that Bus Yellow Shelby Mustang. He made spaghetti for our money  raising efforts! He had movie nights at his house for us. He believed we could pull off Westside Story and we did, starting with raising the money for the rights to do the play. I remember it being about $2500. He also canned the original lead guy for smoking! One of the first comments he made as our new teacher, was “The Beatles are a faze and would never make it.” He was a energetic task master, who seemed to think we could do anything.


Jane Graves Ferguson

Scott Henderson was definitely a cut above your usual music teacher.  Young, energetic, and with high expectations, he demanded "nothing but the best" from his music students.  He had a vision and stopped at nothing to achieve first class results. I'm sure money from his own pocket was used to enlist the help of his friend, Phil Azelton,from Hollywood ,who composed our original arrangements, including the ever popular "Up, Up and Away" () which became our number one hit!  Scott had another friend, Dennis Wilkerson, who was both a choreographer and director, who he brought in to create what was back then, some pretty "cool" choreography!  And don't forget those groovy costumes we all were decked out in- totally 60s cool, but all hand made original designs.( $$$.)
 
I can truthfully say, Scott Henderson helped me become who I am today. I was musical, but very shy about showing my talent until I became a part of his music department.  He encouraged me to audition for the female lead in "The Fantasticks" in my junior year, which sent my confidence soaring.  As one of the members of the Today Generation, he helped me to continue in my musical abilities, with our sometimes 7 days a week rehearsals and wonderful performing opportunities both local, and on tour.   Because of Scott, I was able to afford college, when he helped me to secure a grant to his old alma mater,  the University of Arizona.  Although my college experience was interrupted by my decision to marry and have children, I per sued my plan to finish my degree several years later, and today I am a music educator myself.  I set high standards and goals for my students, and when they do a musical play or performance, it is always high quality, never second best. Yes, it does take money from my own pocket, and plenty of my own time, but I can only hope that some of them will take that experience with them and have it help them achieve their goals in life, as I did with what I learned from Scott Henderson.







  Frank Jordan Arnich
 Dec 28, 1924 - Oct 26, 2016

             Born in Chisholm Minnesota,
        Graduated Chisholm High School 1942
Marine Sargent World War II Veteran served in Philippines.
         Graduate University of Montana 1950.

          30 yr. English Teacher and Librarian
          Retired in 1982 from Adolfo Camarillo
          High School after 26 years of service.
          Frank was an avid reader, fisherman,
             builder, and singer of no snow.

      He was survived by his loving wife of 67 years
        Shirley, son Jim, son Tom with wife Cindy,
      Grandchildren Kelly, and Chris with wife Katie,
              and Great Grandson Jackson.

                 There is no greater love
        Than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
     John 15:13
























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