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Our son the author!

Pam (Wiebe) and Rick (Carlson) Colander, both 1970 Amat grads are proud to announce that their son Philip has had his first novel published!  It is a paranormal thriller called "Those made to suffer".  It will soon be on the shelves of the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver, of the finest in the nation.  Philip is a 1993 graduate of Mullen High School and is working on his second novel at this time.  Congratulations Phil...we are so proud!

Mom and Dad

Posted on 8/24/2006, by : Pamela (Wiebe) Colander

It's Never Too Late

Pat (Flores) Halliwell graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology in August 2005.  It is never too late to pursue your dreams.  I am currently working towards a Masters in Occupational Therapy at USC.  God willing, I will graduate in 2008.  If anyone is thinking of going back to school to finish up a degree or pursue a new interest I encourage you to do so.  It is certainly a challenge, but it is also a tremendous growth experience.  Being a full time student at age 52 is incredible.

Posted on 7/14/2006, by : Patricia (Flores) Halliwell

A New Arrival

Christine Howard, class of '92, had a beautiful baby girl!  Ashley Rose Soderstrom was born on May 19, 2006 and weighed 7 lbs.  Everyone is doing great!

Posted on 7/12/2006, by : Christine Howard

In Memorium - Cristi Lantz '94

Cristi Lantz, 1994, passed away in March of 2005. She was able to attend the 2004 Reunion with her husband, Duran Villegas. She fought an inspiring and heartbreaking battle with Osteosarcom, a bone cancer, for two years.

Posted on 7/2/2006, by : Deborah R. Oswald

In Memorium - Judith Bonkalski (O'Brien) '63

I'am the husband of Judith Ann Bonkalski (O'Brien) class of 1963. I'm sad to say that Judy passed away on the 6th of March this year. She was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiform brain tumor in August of 2004. Judy, up to that time had never been ill. Judy began a teaching at the high school level in 1967, worked for 2 years, then took 6 years off while our children were small. She returned to teaching in the local catholic school for the next 24 years, then went back to college when the children were educated and she received two master degrees. One in middle school curriculum and the other in school administration. She then applied for the principal position in 1999 at her school and worked in that capacity until she became ill. Judy and I haved lived most of our adult life in Bolingbrook Illinois. We had two children, a boy now 36 and a girl now 33. We've been blessed with 3 grandchildren and one due at the end of September. Judy was a wonderful wife and mother, but most of all she was an educator. Though she is gone, she has left us with many wonferful memories and much wisdom to carry our family forward. God bless, Bernard Bonkalski

Posted on 7/1/2006, by : Deborah R. Oswald

A New Arrival

Jamie (Venegas) Lee would like to Announce the birth of her second child, Alyssa Lee, born May 24th, 2006!  Her son is a happy big brother (Dominic, born Oct. 11th, 2004)

Posted on 6/22/2006, by : Jamie (Venegas) Lee

Lancer in Baghdad

Robert C. J. Parry ('90), just returned from a one-year tour in Baghdad, Iraq, with the California Army National Guard. It was his second mobilization to the Middle East since 9/11. While in Iraq, he served as an infantry platoon leader and trainer for Iraqi police. After returning, he authored an article on his war experiences titled "The War You Didn't See" which ran on the front page of the LA Times Sunday Opinion section. Robert is now back at home, working in public relations in Cenutry City, and preparing to move to Monrovia with his wife, Maribel. They tied the knot just two weeks before he left for the deployment. His best man was Raymond Peterson ('91).

Posted on 6/19/2006, by : Robert C. Parry

Michael Farrell

Mike Farrell (class of 86) was recently hired by the City of Monroe, WA as the new Director of Parks and Recreation.  Mike, his wife and his daughter were previously living in the Chicago area.  They are happy to be back on the west coast. 

Posted on 6/17/2006, by : Michael Farrell

Free at Last

Please be advised that Gary Dixon (Class of 1968) passed away on April 24, 2006.  He had been suffering from congestive heart failure for the past 2 years, and had a massive heart attack while attending a trade show in North Carolina.  Gary was 55.

He is survived by his 2 sons, Ralph Castro (33) and Ryan Dixon (27) who live in Orange County, as well as his sister Sherrie (Dixon) Andreano (Class of 1970), and brother Jim Dixon (Class of 1976).

Posted on 6/17/2006, by : Sheryl "Sherrie" L. (Dixon) Andreano

From Patricia (Padilla) Perez, '62

News for the Newsletter (per Patricia)

Patricia (Padilla) Perez, '62 moved to Colorado in 1997.  She is a retired librarian from the Ontario-Montclair School District in Ontario, California.  Grandmother of 2 boys.  Attending computer classes part-time.  She stays involved with church and school activities. 

Posted on 6/15/2006, by : Anice M. Bradley
Recent Alumni Registered

Passing of Larry Carter
Date Posted: 3/20/2018
Passing of Mr. Escalera
Date Posted: 3/12/2018
Passing of Brock Wonders
Date Posted: 2/13/2018
Passing of Mrs. Sylvia Montoya
Date Posted: 2/7/2018
Passing of Sister Colette Smith
Date Posted: 1/4/2018
Passing of Hortencia Garcia
Date Posted: 11/7/2017
Passing of Sister Frances Leonard
Date Posted: 9/21/2017
San Gabriel Valley High School Baseball Hall of Fame: Pat Holligan
Date Posted: 6/1/2017
Passing of Jennifer (Calderon) Gale- Class of '90
Date Posted: 5/10/2017
Passing of Mike Coil
Date Posted: 5/1/2017