Charlie passed away at his home in Visalia from cancer. His obituary in in the Times-Delta on November 2nd. He was a pleasure to have as a friend and teammate. He was co-captain of our basketball team in 1955-56 and also was on the tennis team. We used to argue about baseball, so with his sense of humor, in my yearbook he wrote that he hoped the New York "Yankees would finish in last place."
We will miss you, "Chas."
Jerry M Byrd
Class of 1956
(Passed date unknown)
Lt Col Jerry Byrd USMC (ret)passed away on January 19th at his home in San Marcos, CA. He was a native of Oklahoma and came to Woodlake at an early age. At Woodlake HS, Jerry was an outstanding student as well as a letterman in football, basketball and tennis, and was an officer in the California Cadet Corps. After graduating from Fresno State in 1960, he joined the US Marine Corps and served as a combat officer in Vietnam, Later he did postgraduate work at the Naval School at Monterey, CA. After over 20 years service, he retired in December 1980.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda, two daughters, three grandsons, and his brother Jim from the class of 1955.
---Ted Heckathorn '56
Class of 1954
Passed May 04, 2011
Jim passed away in Visalia. He was survived by his wife Elaine and three daughters. Obituary in The Times-Delta. I did not have any classes with Jim, but we were in CSF together.