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Andre Cechet
Andre Cechet
Class of 1967
Passed Jun 15, 1969
Cumberland (Maryland) News, June 14, 1969
Mercer, Pa. (UPI) – Andrew J. Cachet, 19, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Benn Bakewell, of Frankfort, Ky., were killed Friday when their car collided head-on with a tractor – trailer on Route 19 five miles north of here.
State police said the car, driven by Cachet, crossed the medial divider and hit a truck operated by Gerald P. Woods, 27, Edinboro, Pa. Woods suffered head cuts but was not hospitalized.
Anna Linda (pettigrew) Lampkin
Anna Linda (Pettigrew) Lampkin
Class of 1967
Passed May 09, 2011
Linda lived near Plainfield, IL and died during a trip to California. We had talked on the phone several times about having a mini-reunion in Chicago.
Barry L. Fields
Barry L. Fields
Class of 1960
Passed Jun 09, 2000
Barry died June 9,2000 of a sudden heart attack...he is missed still by family and friends.
Ben Bakewell
Ben Bakewell
Class of 1967
Passed Jun 15, 1969
Cumberland (Maryland) News, June 14, 1969
Mercer, Pa. (UPI) – Andrew J. Cachet, 19, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Benn Bakewell, of Frankfort, Ky., were killed Friday when their car collided head-on with a tractor – trailer on Route 19 five miles north of here.
State police said the car, driven by Cachet, crossed the medial divider and hit a truck operated by Gerald P. Woods, 27, Edinboro, Pa. Woods suffered head cuts but was not hospitalized.
Bonnie Catherine Landers
Bonnie Catherine Landers
Class of 1967
Passed Feb 12, 2005
Bonnie (Landers) Slater
Died February 2, 2005 in Ohio
SLATER, BONNIE C., loving mother of Eric and Brooke Slater, also survived by sisters and a brother. Saturday, February 12, 2005, age 55. Friends are welcome to attend the memorial service at Vineyard Community Church of Mason, 836 Reading Rd. (Rt. 42), Mason, Thursday at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Scleroderma Foundation, Attn: Donations, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922.
Carl Mays
Carl Mays
Class of 1964
(Passed date unknown)
Carl was killed in a car wreck in California in 1965 while on leave from the U.S. Navy. He is buried in Elizabethtown. Ky.
Christine Jane Jensen
Christine Jane Jensen
Class of 1965
(Passed date unknown)
Died of brain cancer in September 2007
Curtiss Glenn Bailey
Curtiss Glenn Bailey
Class of 1988
Passed Aug 25, 2008
I spoke with a very nice lady in Etown Ky who worked for the funeral home. I shared my story with her and she informed me that Glenn died of renal failure. I WILL MISS HIM FOREVER.
Harold R. Irwin
HAROLD R. IRWIN
Class of 1964
Passed Jul 28, 2008
Harold's wife Sharli called me in August to tell me that Harold had passed away. She gave no details of his death.
James Micheal Betx
James Micheal Betx
Class of 1964
(Passed date unknown)
Jim was a globetrotting businessman; most of his interests were wildly profitable a few not do much. His greatest joy were his son & daughter. They made him a loving person.
Janet Halverson Hammerstone
Janet Halverson Hammerstone
Class of 1963
Passed Apr 05, 2005
Janet "Jan" K. Hammerstone, 59, of Lexington, Ky., passed away Wednesday evening with the grace and courage she showed throughout her life. Jan was bom to Colonel Kenneth L. Halverson and his wife Bernice Reierson Halverson on August 8, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She graduated from High School in Ft. Knox, Kentucky and went on to graduate from St. Olaf College in Minnesota with a Bachelors Degree in Norwegian and Art in 1967. She married Thomas R. Hammerstone, of New Jersey, in 1968 and they were together for 28 years until Tom passed away unexpectedly in 1996. Jan was a teacher of the 4th grade and Adult Literacy and English as a second language in various communities. Jan's teaching ministry also involved children as she was a Sunday School teacher in the various communities where she lived for over 30 years. Jan often spoke of what made her heart sing: her family, her art, her enduring friendships and her unshakeable faith - and she encouraged those around her to discover the same thing for themselves. She is survived by her children, Jill Hammerstone of Cincinnati, Todd (Mary) Hammerstone of Nicholasville, and by her two grandchildren, Thomas and Sarah. Of all her artistic endeavors, Jan often said that her children where her best creation, and her grandchildren were her most precious gift.
Jayne Harty
Jayne Harty
Class of 1968
Passed Sep 01, 1968
Jayne died during her first week as a student at the University of Kentucky.
Jeffrey Peter Krull
Jeffrey Peter Krull
Class of 1964
Passed Mar 07, 2007
Jeff is buried in the Quantico National Cemetery at Triangle, VA. He was medically retired from the Army in the mid-70s (Myasthenia Gravis).
Katherine Bergner
Katherine Bergner
Class of 1967
Passed Jun 04, 2012
Kathy left FKHS prior to her senior year when her father was transferred to Texas

Passed away on June 4, 2012. Born in 1949 in Japan, Kathy was proud to be raised in an Army family. Since 1969, she lived in Northern Virginia and is survived by her husband Ervin (Butch) Holloway, their son Ryan Holloway and his wife Emily of Alexandria, Va. She is also survived by her sister Karen Grunewald and brothers, Colonel (Retired) Kirk Bergner, and Major General (Retired) Kevin Bergner. She was adored by both family and friends and was lovingly called "Auntie Kaka."

Kathy worked along side her husband in a business they began in 1977, Associated Abstract, Inc. She was an avid gardener and widely regarded for her decorator's eye. She and Butch shared a wonderful passion for finding and restoring unique furniture. Kathy also was a top bowler and participated in many leagues in Fairfax County. She was generous to all and her home was the favorite gathering place for family and friends.

One of the brightest lights on this earth has now become a star in the heavens. We will miss her beautiful face, her spunk, and her amazing spirit. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Kristine Jane Jensen
Kristine Jane Jensen
Class of 1965
Passed Aug 15, 2007
Jane died of Gleoblastoma (a cancer of the brain)
Larry Shannon
Larry Shannon
Class of 1967
Passed Mar 26, 2016
Longtime Menlo Park police detective Larry Shannon dies at 67
Larry Shannon investigated homicides, arrested Chowchilla kidnapper
by Kate Bradshaw / Almanac
Larry Shannon, right, of the Menlo Park Police Department, and Gary Lockman in front of a vehicle driven by the Chowchilla kidnapping suspect, taken at the back lot of the old Menlo Park Police Department building at 801 Laurel St. in Menlo Park. (Photo courtesy of Burke Bruttig.)
Larry Shannon, who arrested one of the Chowchilla kidnappers, was involved in shooting incidents, and investigated homicides as a detective during a 29-year career with the Menlo Park Police Department, died March 26 in Auburn, California, at age 67.
A service was held for Sgt. Shannon on April 4 at Sierra Foothills Funeral Services in Auburn. His ex-wife Marilyn Shannon did not give the cause of his death but said he wasn't in good health. He had two daughters, two granddaughters and two brothers, she said.
Larry Shannon, 2003. (Photo courtesy of Robert Wood.) Sgt. Shannon was on the Menlo Park police force from 1972 to 2001, retiring as a detective sergeant. Sixteen of those years were as a detective, supervising detective or on the county's narcotics task force, the department said. He also worked undercover.
In 1976, Officer Shannon nabbed one of the Chowchilla kidnappers, according to Burke Bruttig, an officer who served with Mr. Shannon. Three young men from Atherton and Portola Valley had kidnapped a bus full of children in Chowchilla and had attempted to bury them alive at a quarry near Livermore, holding them for a $5 million ransom. Ultimately the children and the bus driver escaped. As one of the kidnappers, James Schoenfeld, was returning to Atherton, the car passed through Menlo Park, and Officer Shannon with another officer apprehended the driver, Mr. Bruttig said.
Mr. Bruttig told about another Officer Shannon police exploit: While attempting to arrest a suspect who had stabbed another officer in the arm, Officer Shannon narrowly avoided being stabbed in the heart by falling backward onto the ground. Officer Shannon then drew his gun and shot the approaching man.
"According to Larry, the suspect stopped in his tracks, bleeding profusely, and said to officer Shannon, "Nice shot!" – and collapsed," Mr. Bruttig said.
The suspect survived and ultimately went to prison after a trial, Mr. Bruttig said.
Sgt. Shannon was well-liked by his colleagues and provided "exceptional" public safety service, both in patrol and detective work, according to Mr. Bruttig.
He was the lead negotiator for the police management association in talks with the city of Menlo Park on salary and benefits for police managers.
"He was a good and dedicated officer, held everyone to (a) high standard, and everyone remembers his great sense of humor," said Jeff Keegan, who worked with Sgt. Shannon for 10 years.
"Larry was a really interesting creature," said Wally Joseph, a longtime friend whose children attended Oak Knoll School with Mr. Shannon's.
"While everybody else was arresting somebody or interrogating people, he'd take a guy out, buy him a steak, and (the guy) would tell him everything he needed to know," Mr. Joseph said. "He didn't discriminate at all between old, young, smart or dumb. He talked the same to everybody."
The two men became scuba diving buddies, he said. They received their diving certificates at the same time and would go diving in Monterey.
"Larry's had every hobby in the book," Mr. Joseph said, including fishing, crossbow hunting and taxidermy. He also liked to play golf.
About 10 former members of the Menlo Park Police Department have retired to the Placer County area, said Mr. Bruttig, and they still meet up about quarterly for breakfast or lunch.
Louise Dillard
Louise Dillard
Class of 1965
Passed Jul 15, 2017
Louise died after heart surgery to repair a heart valve problem. She was a bright spirit and will be missed by all those who knew her.
Patricia Karen (snodgrass) Sevi
Patricia Karen (Snodgrass) Sevi
Class of 1967
Passed Feb 14, 2019
Karen passed at home in Paducah, KY during a fight with cancer. She loved her high school days and classmates, enjoyed past reunions. Karen was a loving wife and mother of four children. She was a retired teacher and also is survived by ten brothers and sisters. Fort Knox was on her mind.
Patricia Mcelheney Mcdermott
PATRICIA MCELHENEY MCDERMOTT
Class of 1961
Passed Oct 30, 2013
Patsy ffought a long hard battle with Alzheimer's Disease. In the the end the disease won the battle. Her family was with her at the tme of her passing. Her smile will be remembered forever.
Paul Wallace Jr.
Paul Wallace Jr.
Class of 1967
Passed Apr 02, 2007
Paul passed away after a long bout with Pneumonia. His son, Paul Wallace lll called me a few hours before he passed, Although he couldn't talk, his son said he smiled as I talked to him on the phone and reminisced the things we did as kids.. :) He was my best friend and will be missed.. R.I.P. Paul..

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