Dilver passed away July 30, 2006.
He lived Diamond Bar, California with his wife Carmen.
Dilver made his home in California for over 45 years and worked for the Defense Contract Management Agency for 22 years.
He also had a vacation home on the Colorado River, near Parker, and enjoyed spending much time there.
He has a son and daugher from a previous marriage and
John died in Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 24, 2008.
A friend, Andrea Jill Gersten Higgins writes about John::
John Finkelstein was a retired professor of finance at the Univ. of New Mexico. He came to Scottsdale for the past several years to attend family events at the synagogue where I am music director. Sadly, he passed away from Parkinson's disease. At the very end, it was such a shame to be at the mercy of drugs that dimmed his brilliant mind, not to mention his body.
Catalina High School, Tucson, Arizona, USA
A graduate of the University of Arizona, she was active in the animal rights movement.
Eddie passed away from a heart attack in 1995.
Tori Bourguignon, Bill Bourguignon's daughter-in-law writes:
My father-in-law, Bill Bourguignon, passed away November, 1998, at 57, of cancer.
Bill was married to Bernadette Bourguignon until his
death. She still resides in Tucson. They have one son,
Chris who attended the University of Arizona and
presently lives in Yuma. Bill has two grandchildren ages 8 and 4.
Bill worked in retail and owned Parises Western Wear
in South Tucson until its closure in 1994 and then
worked for American Home Furnishing until he became ill.
Bill loved horses, rodeo and roping and did so for as
long as he possibly could.
Classmate Lynda Cuison Schaefer writes:
My sister, Sandra, passed away in January 1973 (31 years old). She was a wonderful person and sister and I have
surely missed her.
Deanna passed away from Alzheimer's Disease. The following is from the San Jose Mercury-News.
Deanna Marie Ryan Entered into rest Campbell, CA Feb. 21, 2004. Beloved mother of Jeff (wife Janie) Ryan, Todd Ryan and Stacy (and fiance, Caesar) Ryan all of San Jose. Dearest daughter of Helene Kowaleski. Loving grandmother of Spencer Ryan and Nicholas Ryan. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, age 62 years, she attended high school in Tucson, Arizona. Interment is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.
Ralph Edward Hougen
Classmate Howard Frederick writes:
Eddie was my best friend, starting from grade 2 at Blenman
until our junior year at CHS. He was shy, good natured,with
a wonderful sense of humor. Naturally good at many things,
he chose not to join organized sports, yet we would spend
hours at his house after school tossing a baseball, or
playing marbles (which he tended to accumulate from my
inventory at a remarkable rate). He was a gifted painter
and craftsperson and I can still see his hands as they held a
brush or joined pieces of wood.
Eddie became an accountant after high school, moved to
California and married. He lived with his wife and daughter
on the east bay south of Oakland.
Georgia Hanson Love writes:
Bobby died about August of 2000, in Ontario, or Vale,OR I believe. I thought I would look him up because of the last HS reunion, while I was visiting my ill father in Ontario. When I opened the paper, much to my dismay, was his obituary. When I told my brother, who managed a motel in Ontario, he said Bobby used to stay in his motel on his salesman trips. I probably have the obituary somewhere, but I can't put my finger on it.
Gaila Crotts (Davis)
12/07/1941 - 01/12/2003
Kathleen Kennedy writes:
Gaila stayed Tucson-local. She was graduated from the UofA
(with highest honors) and the UofA Law school. Gaila
practiced domestic and family law for 25 years until cancer
shortened her life. She sought success in helping others.
Gaila's wonderful sense of humor and strong intellect allowed
her to be so generous with her time and skills --and those
facets of her personality and character always caused many to
seek her advice and friendship. She is missed by family and
Betty Jo Feldhacker
January 10, 1941--March 1999
Betty Jo's brother Bill Feldhacker writes:
As I was viewing your website, I noted that my sister's name
was among your "Top Ten Wanted" as missing. Sadly, she died
at the age of 58 in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a
brain hemmorage. She had been very sucessful in the real
estate market, and was always in the million dollar sales
After moving from Tucson right after high school, she
remained in Scottsdale for the rest of her life. She has two
daughters, 5 grandchildren; her mother (now 86); her father
(now 94) and myself, Bill Feldhacker,(now 63) from the class
of 1961 who survive her.
She is greatly missed.
From the Arizona Daily Star, Dec. 17, 2006
Sandra Mae Boonstra Age 65, of Tucson, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, December 14, 2006 surrounded by her family. Sandra was born in Zeeland, MI on August 3, 1941, the daughter of John and Gertrude (Post) Boonstra. She moved to Tucson in 1956 with her family. She graduated from Catalina High School in 1959 where she was sports "Girl of the Year" two years in a row. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Physical Education from the University of Arizona in 1963. She taught Physical Education at Heuneme and Oxnard High Schools in Oxnard, CA for 20 years. During this time she received a Master of Arts degree in Education from Azusa Pacific College in Azusa, CA in 1978. She moved to Durango, CO in 1983 to become a co-owner of Golden Eagle Outfitters, a concession business catering to the Tamarron Resort. In December of 1984, she was in a motor vehicle accident which left her severely disabled.
Robert Biddle Cassell
Biddle died July 9, 2008 in Long Beach, CA.
Classmate Leslie Hunter says that Harry died in the early 60's; he was a pall bearer at the funeral. Harry was diabetic and could have died from complications of the disease.
Larry passed away Dec. 9, 2002.
Larry had become a successful lawyer. He had rheumatic fever as a child. Larry had pig's valves transplanted into his heart. Then two more complete heart transplants.
He is survived by his wife Earline, daughter Monique and son Robert.
This information was thoughtfully supplied by Larry's friend, J.R.Miller.
Alan died in Tucson on Jan. 13, 2005. .
.Ron died July 8, 1988 in Tucson.
Roger attended the University of Arizona and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He lived in Spring, Texas where he passed away August 16, 2007.
Eddie passed away in Tucson Oct. 19, 2005
Dwight attended the University of Arizona and lived in Yuma. He died Oct. 16, 2001. .
Corrinne Englet (Brown)
Corrinne lived in Duncan, AZ and passed away there Sept. 9, 2006.
She worked over 20 years for Tucson Union School District. Corrinne was also an advocate for battered families, and a 4-H leader.
She left behind a menagerie of animals including her beloved horse Piney.
Beverly Bowler Clouse
Gary Clouse, Beverly's Husband writes:
Beverly died 2 months after our 49th anniversary.
I met Bev while I was in the Air Force stationed at Davis-Monthan, and she was still in school.
We married after she graduated and had 4 children together; 3 boys and a girl.
Our son, Christopher was born in Arizona, David in Florida, Brian in Alaska, and our daughter, Carol, in England.
As you can see, we traveled quite a bit. Bev had to be on her own while I spent a year in Korea, and later another year in Vietnam. Bev dedicated her life to caring for her family.
She was a fantastic mother and a most wonderful wife and companion.
She was a friend to everyone she met, even casually in the market or post office.
She suffered from asthma for most of her life, and died suddenly from a heart attack at home. She had been ill for some time.
Beverly passed away Nov. 5, 2008.
From the Arizona Daily Star
Nunnally Crotts, Jr., 68, passed away early March 20, 2009, after a long battle with lung cancer. His loving mother, Undine Fisher, grieves his loss. "Time moves surely on and other days will come, but nothing will ever be the same because he is gone to God." Besides his mother, "Nub" is survived by his son, David Crotts of Michigan; aunts and cousins in California and Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his sister, Gaila V. Davis, and his father, N.H. Crotts, Sr. A Tucson native, he used his entrepreneurial personality in sales living his life in Arizona, California, and Washington.
Thayne passed away May 1st, 2009 at Boswell Hospital in Sun City, AZ. His heart gave out after a very long struggle to recover from illnesses since February 28.
He was a long-time TV-radio engineering executive in Arizona broadcasting in Tucson, Phoenix, and Prescott. Before his retirement in 2004 he had been Telecommunications Mangager of Yavapai Community College.
He leaves behind Anne, his loving wife of 41 years.
Ginny Forbes Hester
Obituary from the Arizona Daily Star, May. 16, 2010:
HESTER, Zorah Virginia "Ginny", please join us in celebrating the life of "Ginny" who passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Ginny was born July 13, 1941 in Burlington Vermont the daughter of William and Zoe Forbes. Ginny was a "people person". She enjoyed being with people and giving to others. Ginny touched many lives and her generosity will be remembered by all of us. If you needed anything or if you had a problem, Ginny would be there for you no questions asked. Ginny enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was passionate about gardening and she was an active member of the Iris Society. Ginny and Spud were both active in the Classic Chevy Car Club. Ginny is survived by husband, James Randall "Spud: Hester; son, James Lee Hester and his wife, Dawn and sister, Nancy Forbes. Ginny will be missed by all of us.
Ken passed away in Tucson, Oct. 15, 2010. He is a 2012 inductee in the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame.
From the Arizona Daily Star:
Patrick Harrold 69, native of Tucson. A loving husband father, grandfather and brother. Passed away peacefully on March 31, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; daughters, Debbie (Dave) Michelle, Stacy (Jerry) and seven grandchildren; brothers, Mike (Cele) and Clint (Linda); sisters, Mary and Marcella and many more loving family and friends.
From The Arizona Daily Star:
Charles "Chuck" H. Cohen Cherished husband, father, and friend, passed away on April 22, 2011. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Hayden and Dorothy Cohen. Chuck leaves behind a family who will forever be grateful for the gift of his life and unwavering love. Chuck is survived by his beloved Sandy Cohen; cherished children, Heidi Cohen (Frank Corrales), David Cohen and Jeff Baron (Traci Sym); as well as his precious grandchildren, Andrea Cohen, Bianca Cohen, Vera Baron and Miles Baron. He is also survived by his devoted sister and brother-in-law, Marylin and Sid Eisenfeld and their children and grandchildren. Our family is forever grateful to Frank Corrales for his organ donation that extended our time with Chuck for an additional five years. Chuck was an avid Steeler fan, his hometown team and loved the team as much as the place. Chuck, known for his quick wit and humor, leaves his family and friends with a lifetime of wonderful and unique memories that will forever be cherished. He will be greatly missed by all, especially his puppies,
Carol Cox Eastlund
.Carol's son, Philip "Beau" Eastlund contacted us in May, 2011 and wrote the following:
Carol married my father, Larry Eastlund soon after high school. My sister and I were born a few years after that, a year and two weeks apart. Being the wife of a young lieutenant in the Air Force she was forced to move our household many times and returned to Tucson for one year between 1971 and 1972 while my father was fighting in a war on Southeast Asia. Upon his return we moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where we finally settled for many years on a wooded plot in the Black Forest, where we kept horses and she tried to grow a garden during the six weeks that are Summer there.
She made many lasting friendships and was very active in community
and school events, always ready to use her artistic skills for the common good. Every Tuesday she got together with her bridge club, a boisterous gathering of ladies from many different backgrounds who helped each other cope with their difficulties and share their joys.
In 1974 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and after ten years of valiant battle she finally succumbed on May 30, 1984 at the Air Force Academy hospital. She was survived by her father, Ray Cox (d. 1993), her brother, Paul Cox who still lives in Tucson (we believe), her husband, who now lives in Boulder, Colorado, her daughter, Linda Eastlund, who lives in Portland, Oregon and me, Philip, who lives in Springfield, Oregon.
From his Arizona Daily Star Obiturary:
Rick Krivel born in Tucson May 18, 1941 passed away peacefully at his Tucson home on April 7, 2012 in the arms of his beloved wife of 24 years, Patty; son, Michael (Tucson); adopted daughter, Lori Bable (Tucson), Terri Metz (Columbus, IN) and his two special felines. Our hearts are broken that we have had to let him go to return to God. Rick's soul persists with God, but his spirit remains in our hearts and connects us forever. Prior to his retirement in 2006, Rick enjoyed a successful career in commercial banking including being instrumental in the growth of National Bank of Arizona and a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Alliance Bank of Arizona. Rick was a well-respected leader and manager known for empowering his employees to succeed. As Chairman for Alliance Bank, not a morning went by that he did not traverse the office saying good morning to every single employee—his respect for the inherent dignity of all people came across in all his interactions! What Rick loved most was reading, gardening, laughing and spending time with his wife, family and dear friends, celebrating life in every moment. Rick renewed his faith in 2010 when he found a home at Redeemer Lutheran Church; his faith in his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ comforted him throughout his life. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rosemary Krivel; sister, Judith Davis.
Sue Dishinger (Krivel)
From the Arizona Daily Star Obituary:
Susan Marie Krivel was born in Tucson June 2, 1941 and passed away peacefully on August 21, 2012 surrounded by loved ones. We trust she now dwells in the presence of God and feels loved beyond her wildest imagination. Prior to her retirement, Susan taught as a second grade teacher. She was most passionate about being a mother and is survived by her two sons, Spencer B. Krivel and Michael J. Krivel. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Madeline R. Krivel and Justin S. Krivel. Preceded in death by her parents Ira and Mary Dishinger.
Editor's note: Sue was married for many years to classmate Rick Krivel.
David Allen Enz
Dave passed away at his home in Flagstaff on Nov. 30, 2013.
He was the retired Public Safety Director at the Tucson International Airport.
After a short stint in semi-pro baseball in Alaska after graduating from high school, Gene returned to Tucson to get his degree from the University of Arizona. He then worked in Los Angeles until the early 70's. He moved to Washington, DC, where he worked most of his life in three distinct careers -- 12 years with a Federal
agency; then 12 years on Capitol Hill working first as Executive Assistant for U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles for 10 of those years followed by 2 years as Staff Director of the Coast Guard and Navigation Subcommittee, Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; followed by 14 years as Assistant Director, International Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard.
Gene passed away in Florida after a long battle with cancer.
For more information on his life read his classmate's page written by him before his passing HERE.
Nancy Howell Crumbacher
From the Arizona Daily Star:
Nancy Jean Crumbacher peacefully died of natural causes at her home in Tucson, Arizona, during the early morning hours of September 1, 2014.
She is survived by her siblings, Cheryl Howell, Doug Howell and Ronald Howell; nieces and nephews and by her daughter, Laura Crumbacher. Nancy was 73 years old.
The following was written and sent to us in Oct. 2014 by Susan Beaupre-Neal, Patricia's daughter:
Hi, I am her adopted daughter. She died of Encephalitis, what
is now known as West Nile disease at age of 50. She was Married to Walter Beaupre, from Amphi High. She had two children with him and they passed away within 3 days after having each of them and then they adopted 2 children, which is my brother, Mark Beaupre and Myself Susan Coffman-Beaupre-Neal. email@example.com
Kathie Brown Bryson
From the Arizona Daily Star:
Katherine F. Bryson, (Kathie) passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014, in Tucson. She was 73. She will be sorely missed as a devoted and loving wife, mom, Grammie, sister, auntie, friend, volunteer and most-recently great-grandmother. She touched so many lives in so many special ways. Family, friends and offering a hand to others were central to her beautifully fulfilling life. Kathie met her husband, Quentin Bryson, when they were both in 5th grade at Blenman Elementary School in Tucson. She and Quentin both graduated from Catalina High School class of 1959. Kathie went on to graduate from Stephens College, and married Quentin shortly thereafter. Kathie worked in their real estate and development company, but her two greatest passions were always family and community. Whether serving in leadership, or just lending a caring hand, Kathie worked tirelessly for many wonderful organizations, including: Job's Daughters (Past honored Queen), PTA (President), Girl Scouts (Troop leader), Catalina United Methodist Church, Junior League of Tucson (Rummage sale chair, and other offices), St. Luke's Board of Visitors (President and Chair, Baile De Las Flores), St. Luke's Home for Women (Instrumental in the founding and active board member), Silver and Turquoise Board of Hostesses, Pima Council on Aging (Board), Tucson Unified School District (Chair of TUSDs first Community, Parent and School Council), and always a PEO Chapter J Sister. Kathie enjoyed travel and was always up for a new adventure. She was eager to experience many cultures and travel the globe. Later in life, she enjoyed splitting her time between her homes in the White Mountains and Tucson. The extent of Kathie's health issues was unknown to many, as she never wanted to cause worry or concern. In the end she lost a brave battle to Melanoma. Kathie was preceded in death by parents, A.P. Brown and Dorothy Brown. She is survived by her husband, Quentin Bryson; daughter, Deborah Bryson; grandson, Bryan (Erica) Frazelle and great-granddaughter, Avery Kay; son, Gregory (Susan) Bryson; and grandchildren, Matthew, Kate, and Abby; brother, Kennedy F. Brown (Janelle); along with many nieces and nephews and her SNEDCO family. At her request, the family will make arrangements for a celebration of her life to be held at a later time. She asked that any remembrances be made to help others through one of her favorite Arizona non-profit social service agencies: Intermountain Centers for Human Development (www.ichd.net)
Classmate Paul Cavner writes:
My friend Merl Bee passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at about 8:00 pm with his family at his bed side. Merl had heart issues, diabetes and liver problems. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Rochelle, daughter Melissa and son Michael. He had been active in his church, Scottsdale Bible Church and had a long career selling real estate.
Morris Ardle, Paul's brother writes:
Paul died on Oct. 31, 1988. Paul was my older brother. He was at work and got up to get a drink of water and had a massive heart attack and died instantly. He was married with children.
Gary passed away April 15, 2018 in Tucson. He was an auto mechanic associated with Boling's Garage at 1150 N. Alvernon.
Nathan R. Foster (Nate) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 30, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 77. Obituary
When Jim's wife Anna received our 60th reunion card, she responded:
"It is with great sorrow to inform you that Jim Courson died this last year. But, I know he would have enjoyed the reunion."
Jim was at our 55th reunion. He lived in Sonoita.
Paul was born on July 18, 1941 and passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. Paul was a resident of Hickory, North Carolina at the time of passing. He was a Lutheran minister. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, sister, Barbara. Those left to cherish his memory are; Wife of 51 years; Shirley Christ of the home. Sons: Joshua Philip Christ and wife Elaine of Fletcher, NC. Noel Emerson Christ of Bradenton, FL. Daughter: Jacque Marie Crump and husband Lee of Hickory, NC. Brothers: Jim Christ and wife Mary of Tucson, AZ. Dan Christ and wife Karen of Northfield, MN. Sister: Diane Lasky and husband Frank of Tucson, AZ. Grandchildren: Mia Christ, Jonah Christ, Ann Marie Crump, Ashley Crump.
Pam Geror (Antcliffe)
Liesen Clemons wrote on April 8, 2019:
Pamela passed away on June 18, 2016 in Eades, TN. Pam is survived by her 2 children, John Antcliffe and Camille Antcliffe; she also had 7 grandchildren who will all miss her very much.