Robert Paul "Abe" Allen
Helen Chruch Giebler
Wilfred "Bill" Maag
Theodore "Ted" Maag
Hilda Ryan Clara Ferguson
R. Keith Ryan
Frank C. Casner
William Mc Cullagh
Henry Le Roy Zimmerman
Roy D. Stone
Ray Wefel Hudson
Dare Adrian Paris
Alvin Flannes Jean P. Francis
Addison Thoms Hubbard
Ralph Arthur Thorsen
Helen Virginia Mc Connell
Vance Raymond Yost
R. Robert Dollar
Richard Gerald Mc Moyler
Ethel Mae Baley
Ivan P (Phil) Laird
Esley Leroy Adams
Billie Baker Pocock
Robert (Rip) Baumgartner
Mary Francis Belden
Luther Boek Blanche Mowrey Borden
Martha Marie Carman
La Vonne Cherry
William Fentress Bill Ferantte
Robert Wesly Fisher
Harley (Jack) Grover
Laura Jean Hunt
Perry Morrison Blanche Mowrey
Saige "Pete" Okazaki
Peggy Jean Packer
Lo Vern Smith
Stanley L. (Scotty) Scott
Willard "Doc" Wiley
Mary Louise White
Mary Lu Wilson
Marquetta Newman "Red" Loomis
Kent E. Kuester John K. Logan
Eleanor Lambert Butler
Harold (Sonny) Moore
Walter Self Sarah Seymour
Mary Sellick John Harvey Basil Zimmerman
Willard "Willy" Haaker Bruce Jones
Dolores St. John
Betty Worrell Marvin Warschaw
Eleanor Jame Kass
William "Willie" Ochoa
Donna (Marto '57) Smith
Happy Jack, AZ
Note new email address
* * * * In from Rocky Rockwood, '38....
Just got a call from Betty Morrw's
daughter telling of her mothers passing and stating
that no obituary was published. From my notes here is my take.
Morrow, an honored member of the Scholarship Society
and the Tri Y
during her years at MAD, one of our classmates that
was on the internet, liked to finish the
daily NY Times Crossword puzzle, had a great sense of
humor and in her last years of visiting
at class reunion luncheons laughed about her slipping
After a fall and stroke, her memory continued to
deteriorate becoming Alzheimer's as she
passed away on April 4th.
She was the sixth child in a brood of six brothers
and is survived by husband of 57 years
"Sam" Ed Morrow and three children
and 13 Grand children.
A memorial service was held at Rose Hills Memorial
Park on April eleventh
* * * * * from Rocky Rockwood, '38...
A nice sunny spring day yesterday prompted me, still recovering from
an attack of Vertigo, to walk
the gravel path in the wildlife refuge with unipod walking stick and
camera, with friend David Seesholtz.
The refuge used to be a large dairy farm running along a side
channel of the Columbia River and
bounded on the north by Washington 14. The farm had constructed
small dikes to control the stream
runoff and perhaps flooding by the river. Mature cottonwoods line
these dikes and provide cover
and nesting sites for a variety of small birds while the streams,
ponds and lakes are resting places
for resident and itinerant water fowl.
First a look north after walking south from the parking lot off of
State route 14, which is visible
going up the hill
Tame? along the gravel path
As we neared the first row of Cottonwoods the Osprey building a nest
came to view - back lighted
-not the best for a photo
zooming in - caught the twig being put in place
The trail makes a big loop and returns on the dike with the Osprey's
nest, now front lighted
On fiberglass bridges over the several water courses showed the
extensive planting being done to
protect the streams
Most of the many small birds are too quick for my camera except for
some Robins, Redwings
and this Towhee
Near the south end of the trail the larger lake had a variety of
water fowl including this Hooded
Merganser , looking over it's shoulders as it swam rapidly away
Pick a nice day and go see for yourself
Thanks Rocky for sharing.
Donna '57 Editor
Sorry to add another to the "Gone but not
Forgotten" list. Recently learned that my uncle,
R. Keith Ryan, MAD '32,
passed away in November 2010 at Hilton Head
Thanks for your work on this web site.
Chuck Pollard '51
Did you know him or of him?
Raymond V. McCarville, He would be about 85
now. For some reason I think he was a Madcat...???? He was a
member of the kiwanis.
....from, A.J. Bima '57
A history item for your site. Got to grab the
attention of any former Wildcat.
Football: Monrovia championship parade,
6:30 6 January 2011.
The city of Monrovia will hold a championship parade for
Monrovia High School's football team beginning at 6:30
tonight. It'll proceed east on Colorado and head north on
Myrtle before arrivig at Library Park, approximately around
7. The parade will have police escort and the footbal team
will parade on fire trucks. Monrovia beat
Whittier Christian 38-8 for its first ever
CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division championship. It
was the 10th try for the Wildcats. City dignitaries will
speak upon arrival, as will Monrovia football coach
MONROVIA -- A celebration
75 years in the making
took place Thursday night at
Library Park where city
dignitaries honored Monrovia
High School's football team for
bringing home its first ever
In their 10th finals
appearance last month, the
Wildcats defeated Whittier
Christian, 38-8, to capture the
Mid-Valley Division title in
front of a standing-room only
crowd of 4,557 at Arcadia High.
Prior to bringing home the
title, Monrovia was the only
school in Southern Section
history to reach nine finals
appearances without bringing
home a divisional title.
Monrovia made its first
CIF finals appearance in 1935.
The football team and
coaching staff rode in a fire
truck, school bus and carriage.
It departed from Monrovia High
heading east on Colorado
Boulevard and turned north on
Myrtle Avenue in the heart of
Old Town District.
said the city council
organized the event, and
that he was approached by a
city council member about
hosting a championship
parade and rally. "This was
10 times in the making,"
Jackson said, "so they
understood the magnitude of
Monrovia football coach
in only his third season at
the helm, understood first
hand what it's like when a
close-knit community comes
"Before I even came here, I
knew this town was unique,"
he said. "It's as if they
took a Midwestern town and
put it in Southern
proclaimed the night
"Monrovia Wildcat Day" and
President Ed Gililland
called on residents to
donate to a fund set up by
the board to help buy the
team CIF championship rings.
The celebration was a
homecoming of sorts for
almost two dozen former
Bob Humble (1948) and
Chris Hale ('84),
who went on to play in Super
Bowl XXV and XXVI with the
Josh Lowden, who
graduated in 2010 and was
part of a Wildcats team that
lost to San Dimas in last
year's final, said the
feeling was anything but
bittersweet. "You just have
to feel happy, and it's
sweet more than anything
because we're all a part of
it," he said. "We built off
of the '90s teams and they
built off of what we did
Monrovia defensive line
was part of the coaching
staff that lost in the
finals in 1997, 1998 and
1999, was overwhelmed with
emotion. "You always
wondered when you were going
to get that break," said
Minter holding back tears.
"To see all this is truly
A portion of Myrtle
Avenue between Lime and Palm
avenues was closed 45
minutes before the team's
arrival, but it had no
impact on local businesses.
In fact, merchants on
Myrtle said they welcomed
One by one the Monrovia High
School football team was
introduced before a cheering
crowd of approximately 1,500
fans at Library Park on
A close-knit town came
together to honor the
Wildcats for bringing home
the school's first ever
football championship after
beating Whittier Christian
38-8 last month.
quarterback Nick Bueno and
safety Charlie Cimmarusti
were taken aback by the
"It's amazing, the
turnout," Cimmarusti said.
Added Bueno: "We thought
we would ride a bus, drive
by, wave and then go back to
The parade and rally,
organized by the city
council, was 75 years in the
making. Monrovia made its
10th finals appearance
count, and the magnitude of
the finals victory resonated
with the past and present.
Bob Humble, a
attended five of the
Wildcats' 10 championship
appearances. He also
attended every game this
season and, perhaps
fittingly, celebrated his
60th wedding anniversary
with wife Marilyn ('52) four
days before Monrovia
captured the Mid-Valley
Division title. "To watch
(former coach Steve)
Garrison's efforts die was
heartbreaking," said Humble,
proudly sporting a green
jacket and black Monrovia
hat. "Ryan Maddox was
terrific turning this team
around almost overnight."
Humble didn't need much
time to think when asked who
his favorite player was this
"Nick Bueno," he
responded. "He's the best
player I've seen for his
There was a heartwarming
sight when senior captain
Evan Sanchez was introduced.
The tight end/linebacker who
tore anterior and posterior
cruciate ligaments halfway
through the season and spent
weeks confined to a
wheelchair, walked up to the
stage, albeit with the help
of a cane.
Senior Dean Bisterfeldt
can thank good sportsmanship
from La Caņada's wrestling
coaching staff, which
allowed Bisterfeldt, who
would normally wrestle last
as a 215-pounder, to go
first in a key Rio Hondo
League dual meet.
Notably absent from the
festivities was junior
defensive linemen Ellis
McCarthy. The 6-foot-5,
295-pounder on the same day
took part in the U.S. Army
National Combine in San
Monrovia principal Darvin
Jackson sported a monkey
backpack with a white shirt
that had "Monrovia X"
printed on the front. He
said it was nice "to get the
monkey off our back", adding
he wouldn't throw it away
because Monrovia coach Ryan
Maddox agreed to include the
plush toy in the new trophy
case that will highlight the
new gymnasium slated to open
Noel Tamietti '41 lost his MAD
Yearbook in the Fallbrook fire, does anyone have one to sell, copy or? If so
contact Gary Dayton '50 page
email@example.com please. I would like to get one to Noel, he is an old
friend and business partner. Noel is in Fallbrook and not in very good health.
Gone but not forgotten
Stanley Scott "Scotty"
The Pasadena Star New on May 5
SCOTT-Stanley L. Scott, 91, passed away
on May 2, 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Burke (Darrell); son,
Ronald West (Nora); grandson, Ryan West; step-grandchildren Wayne, Kenny &
Tina and 7 great grandchildren. Stanley was predeceased by his loving wife
Ruby Scott and grandson, Randy West. Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 6
from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance. Memorial
Service will be held on Friday, May 7th at 11:30 am at the First Lutheran
Church, 1323 S. Magnolia Ave., Monrovia. In lieu of flowers contributions
may be made in his memory to the First Lutheran Church and School. Douglass
& Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home (626) 358-3244, assisting the
As readers of MAD Cat's Tales know
Scotty had a stroke five plus years ago and was thought then not to survive
it but he recovered partially and for several years now has had 24/7 care in
his own home. Scotty is perhaps unique in that he was born in Monrovia,
enlisted in the submarine corps. in Monrovia, came back to work for General
Telephone in Monrovia and died in Monrovia - a real home town boy!
Bill Cartter, William Gilbert Cartter, of
the Monrovia Arcadia Duarte class of 1938, died on April 28th, 2010. There
was no official obituary published. He is survived by his second wife,
Louise, his daughters Cory and Candy and their four children and Louise's
Nancy, Frank and John and their eight children and by Bill's brother Don
residing in a retirement facility in the east. He was predeceased by his
first wife June Des Jardien A simple memorial service was held on the Irvine
Episcopal Church and a bagpipe played at Bill's request.
Bill was featured in the MAD Cat's Tales of February 2006 . A brief
recap would include: born in Monrovia to one of the original Monrovia
families, attended Mayflower, Ivy and MAD and on to Cal Berkeley graduation
in Business, married June, commissioned and became an instructor in the Air
Force in W.W.II, worked at Day and Night -then Monrovia's main company-
during summers and briefly on getting out of the Air Force, moved to June's
dad's company and spent the rest of his working days as a Vice President
and Branch manager, married Louise in 1979, retired in 1988 and moved to
Laguna Niguel at that time.
In the last few years age related dementia
and weakness took its toll and he died in a small care home in Irvine.
William Heim - Bill, who
demonstrated extraordinary ability with languages in high school, went on to
an amazing career in the armed forces, serving with General Mac Arthur in
Japan and in Korea and back home as an instructor both in languages and with
classified computer use. Retiring in Kansas, he and his second wife opened a
vineyard and winery with and an adjoining gift shop and rental garden
grounds. He is survived by his wife, Francis, and two sons.
Your class secretary lost
track of Bill after we published his controversial life story in MAD
Cat's Tales in Feb. 2008. At that time, Charleen Eller Mercer, having
spent a day with Bill at his vineyard and winery at my request came to the
conclusion that dementia was setting in. The following year all contacts
with Bill ceased-phone numbers, email addresses and web pages all
disappeared. This spring with an Internet search I found the new phone
number and a daughter answered and simply told me Bill died due to
Alzheimer's in June 2009 and hung up on me. - end of story.
So glad someone is sending stuff to
me for your Golden Cats page.
Much thanks to
Rocky Rockwood, '38 for the beautiful
sends....Keep it coming Rocky.
On Thursday with some sun a short walk around the
Hayden Bay gave me a couple wildlife images.
As I walked around the west end of the bay our
resident Great Blue Heron landed right by me but
since I have dozens of photos of his (hers?) cousins I
didn't click the shutter.
Out at the point the breakwater logs had this mix of
Gulls and these Double
And out in the eddy in the Columia were 10 or so
Western Grebes (last year I
On Friday David Seesholtz and I did a
four and a half mile clockwise loop in
As we started we were seeing no bird life so I took
these of the meadow in a
horse pasture and the wild roses along the trail
While resting at our turnaround point several Cedar
Waxwings entertained us. They
were really out of range for my 450 mm equivalent
telephoto but I shot away
anyway......hand held, cropped and sharpened in
We saw Towhees but got no photos so I
went to my archives from previous hikes
and pulled up this one
A nice little side stream comes in from the south
Many dog walkers were out on the paved trail and since
I take lots of photos of
faces added this to my collection
* * *
just in from Hank Morris,
class of '47
Another "Golden Cat (Kitten) to add to 1922
I recently learned that a classmate of my Mom's (Hazel Peterson,
1922) passed away just
short of 104! That's probably a record for that class.
Helen Church Giebler.
Helen Church and my mom were buddies going back to grammar
school at Wildrose.
Helen will be remembered by some as a teacher at Mayflower.
Interestingly, her earliest
teaching days were here in Ventura. Helen was married to Harold
Giebler, later a teacher
and basketball coach at Elliot in Pasadena. Before that, they
lived and taught in Galveston, TX
before returning to Monrovia.
Their daughter Ellen Anne,
was my first real
girl friend. She and Jan
were both in
Breathe, damn you, breathe!
As an EMT here in Happy
Jack, I have finally
Services, to put in place,
trained service dogs. They
have now been introduced to
help cut costs.
Canines have been used for
police work, search &
rescue, tracking, service
dogs and a variety of other
tasks. Now they're
assisting Paramedics and
EMTs and doing so at a much
See the example
* * * from
class of '38.....
My yearly visit to my alma mater
CALTECH is timed to be at the spring bloom peak and
while I've sent images in the past many have not seen the Pasadena
campus so here are a
few new and old.
Starting at the east side of the campus at the Athaneum, where our
Half Century Club lunch
is held, we walk west along the student houses
Caltech is coed now and looks like it sows it's seed early
At the end of the Olive walk where the old Thrope Hall stood in my
day are waterfalls and
turtle ponds and the tall Milican Library beyond
along the way the Bookstore columns are headed with appropriate
Near the turtle ponds is a small succulent garden with some unique
and the use of water features in gardens
other walks on campus show off the perfusion of blooms-
Thanks Rocky for sharing these photos with others that may have
I used to drive by there a lot chasing girls in Pasadena till one
I did stop out front once when a cop pulled my roadster over.
Love to all Gary
from Donna and Jerry
I was going to put your stuff on here but when
you sent it, it
got lost in the email I guess.
* * *
from Rocky Rockwood '38
Class of '38
As I called Lois in the Brookhurst
Royal in Westminster I was given a number change
and thinking she had had to move into
more managed care called her son Mark and was
informed that she passed away back
on November 7, 2009. Mark apologized for not
informing me at the time. He said
that there was no printed Obituary and we agreed
I would include her and a brief
history in the next
MAD Cat's Tales.
Obituary - Lois Welton Herbert
Born April 26, 1921 and died November 7,
Married to Harley Herbert in 1955
Had two boys, Kevin and Mark and is survived by Mark
who never married
She went through Ivy Jr. Hi and
the first three grades at MAD with the class of
took summer school and joined the
class of '38 to graduate.
She lettered in Track, Volley
Ball, Baseball and Basketball.
She worked for the US Government
as a Draft Board Coordinator for 15 years then
as Special Materials Supervisor
Paramount School District for 17
Retired in 1981.
Well, here is the cure...
just smile and say...
I know you're watching over me
And I'm feeling truly blessed
For no matter what I pray for
You always know what's best!
I have this circle of E-mail friends,
Who mean the world to me;
Some days I "send and send,"
At other times, I let them be.
I am so blessed to have these friends,
With whom I've grown so close;
So this little poem I dedicate to them,
Because they mean the "Most"!
I see each name download,
And view the message they've sent;
I know they've thought of me that day,
And "well wishes" were their intent.
So to you, my friends,
I would like to say,
Thank you for being a part;
Of all my daily contacts,
This comes right from my heart.
bless you is my prayer today,
I'm honored to call you "friend";
I pray the Lord will keep you safe,
Until we write again.
OK, all of you other
How about an update on you?