Monterey High School Alumni

Monterey, California (CA)

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In Memory Of

48 Classmates Listed, Confirmed & Updated
Class of 1961
(Passed date unknown)

Bruce R. Baker (5/2012)
Jack Balding
Dennis Brekke
Bennie Brown (2/2001)
Linda Brucia
Mary Bruno
Carl Byrum
Elizabeth Campos (6/2009)
David Covell (7/2007)
Raymond Crivello (5/2015)
Curtis J. Crumpley (8/2007)
Carl Daniels
David Davis (5/2012)
Dayle De Maria
Richard Di Girolamo (11/2010)
Ralph Drake (7/2013)
Lolita Diane Drennon (7/2011)
Jon E. Eggleston
Louise G. Ferrante
Robert Fitzsimmons (3/2004)
Kenneth Goodwin (5/2012)
Jesse Guerrero
Danny Holmes
Andy Justice (1/2012)
Janis Lewellen
Angelina Leyva (4/2013)
Jo Ann Long
Juan Lopez
Corinne Martin (6/1988)
Luisa Martin (12/2009)
Lance McClair (11/2010)
Gladys Margaret Oussani
Charles Owens
Dennis Owens (12/2011)
Dolores Palacio
Carole Pestana
Carroll Quinn-Howard
Christine Reed (4/2011)
John Robinson
Linda Rodroguez (4/2015)
Barbara Shiraki
Holly Spangenburg
Reggie Sugano (5/2012)
Anthony Ventura (1973)
Michael W. Vierra (1/2007)
Jim Wasson
Roselle Weinfield
Bill Wren (12/2008)
MUHS Class of 1961, 48 Deceased Classmates Confirmed & Updated by Allene Venegas Thompson 09/14/2015.
Email with any other names and provide supporting information or confirmation to confirm their deaths.
Barbara Chapin
Barbara Chapin
Class of 1969
Passed Aug 12, 2014
Barbara had been battling MS for many years. She passed away today from pneumonia. I'll post the obit when I receive it from her family...(Deb Allred)
Bob L. Brown
Bob L. Brown
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 23, 2006
Bob L Brown lost his life on March 23rd, 2006 to a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was married to Connie Brown(formally Gilmore), and had one daughter, Katie and one son, Robert. Bob was a California Highway Patrol Officer for 23 years. He resided in Merced California with his family and friends. He is deeply missed.
Bonnie Gray Schumaker
Bonnie Gray Schumaker
Class of 1972
Passed Apr 16, 2019
Celia Highley
Celia Highley
Class of 1975
(Passed date unknown)
died at the wheel in Boulder Creek
Clinton Dukes
Clinton Dukes
Class of 1976
Passed Jul 18, 2009
Died of Massive Heart Attack.
Diane Coleman
Diane Coleman
Class of 1969
Passed Jul 03, 2003
TEASDALE, UTAH- After a battle with a devastating illness, Diane passed away on July 3, 2003, surrounded by her family. She was enthusiastic about life and making the most of opportunities. Diane was as talented and creative a person as there ever was. She loved to cook, decorate, travel and help those in need. Her love of the outdoors was un-surpassed, she especially loved to fish and camp. All who knew Diane will remember what a great sense of humor she possessed. She was always quick to bring humor and happiness to peoples lives. Her sense of humor allowed her to handle any situation with ease. She is survived by her four children: Scott Mills, Hilary Mills, Meghan Mills and Jonathon Mills; two grandchildren: Jordan, Cameron.
Donald Dean Perry
Donald Dean Perry
Class of 1965
Passed May 28, 2013
Donnie Perry passed after a tragic motorcycle accident. I was the passenger on his bike. He was the love of my life and I miss him terribly.
Doug Holcomb
Doug Holcomb
Class of 1961
(Passed date unknown)
Doug lived across the street from me on DelaVina street. We were close friends. He worked for Kaiser Dolomite until he turned 65 and he retired. He still lived in Monterey for quit some time in his Parents house and he was able to purchase it after they passed away. We visited him a few times should have done it more often. I called him about 9 months to a year ago and he said he had the crude. I did not understand what he was getting at so the next time I called him I asked and he told me he had stage 4 lunge cancer and was going through chemo and then radiation. I tried to call him today and his phone was disconnected. I checked directory assistance and no listing. I thought his wife would have notified us of his funeral but she did not. I will miss Doug he was such a good friend and neighbor. If anyone reading this has any information about his day of passing and where he is burried I would really appreciate getting that information.
Douglas Davy
Douglas Davy
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 01, 2009
Doug had heart by pass surgery a few years before his passing in 2009 a couple days before his 60th birthday. He was found the next morning apparently from a heart attack.. Doug was a kind and loving man. His family misses him very much.
Dwight Jed Minniear
Dwight Jed Minniear
Class of 1968
Passed Jan 20, 1972
Dwight died in Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam, as an intelligence analyst. I cannot imagine the darkness of that day, because in memory he’s always smiling and laughing, and he’s at the center of our attention. I didn’t know at the time what sourced his contagious and constant sense of cheer, but these fifty years later I think I do. Dwight embodied the spirit of aloha, the mystery that fills the world and unifies all of God’s creation. Simply, it’s love, and Dwight was a sixties’ flower child for real. He wreathed us in love like a lei and encircled us in aloha. Aloha … funny word. In Hawaiian, it means both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye,’ releasing and returning the object of its attention to the universe and back. Aloha, Dwight. Mahalo.
James Raymond Denton
James Raymond Denton
Class of 1961
Passed Mar 27, 2018
Jim and I were high school sweethearts. We were engaged for a year, but never married.. For many years he was stationed on the USS Kearsarge, after 10 years of service he settled in Mammoth Springs, Ark. I believe he died from Cancer and/or Emphysema
John Highley
John Highley
Class of 1974
(Passed date unknown)
passed away in Santa Cruz mountains
Larry Snell
Class of 1981
Passed May 13, 1983
Larry passed away due to a drowning incident at LAKE SAN ANTONIO.
Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall
Class of 1968
Passed Apr 10, 2012
Mike was walking and checking the Little Sur River out. He slipped in the roaring current after heavy rains and sadly drowned. Sorely missed by many.
Peter T Calabrese Jr
Peter T Calabrese Jr
Class of 1969
Passed Jul 11, 1996
Peter lost his life on July 11, 1996 after battling cancer.
Susan (sue) Stock
Susan (Sue) Stock
Class of 1964
Passed Jun 30, 1964
Sue was my dear friend my senior year at Monterey High. I came there from San Diego, fearful of making new friends. Sue befriended me and we had many fun adventures together, especially in Mr. Bender's "Creative Writing" class. Sue won a national Poetry prize that year. She could write. I was heartsick when I heard on the radio, that summer of '64 after graduation, that she had committed suicide. I later found out that she was pregnant and when in '73 abortions became legal, I only wished that law had been enacted a decade earlier and could have saved the life of a kind hearted, loving spirited human, who also had much to give in her writings.
Tom (joey) Jones
Tom (Joey) Jones
Class of 1971
Passed Apr 03, 2008
Lost at sea. RIP, Joey
Tom Highley
Tom Highley
Class of 1975
(Passed date unknown)
Died luekemia
Vellah Triplett
Vellah Triplett
Class of 1964
Passed Sep 21, 2008
Vellah passed away from cancer in September 2008. She met her first husband at MPC and married during the last of her second year there. She married several times and had four great children. She also raised her sister, who was 10 when their mother passed away. While busy with her own family, she also had a hand in raising her second husband's daughter. Quite a houseful and she loved every minute of it. She lived most of her adult life in the gold rush country, having last lived in a beautiful house on 10 acres in the country northeast of Sacramento. She was a devoted and loving mother, a wonderful cook, a dear and special friend. I met her on the first day of school in 7th grade and we remained fast friends until she passed. Though our lives took very different paths and we seldom saw each other, each time we talked on the phone it was as if no time had passed. She was blessed with a great and loving family - 4 grandchildren and counting.

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