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Jan, 1 2013 through Dec, 31 2013

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Matt 68 |
Wishing all of my fellow Mariners a very Merry Christmas. Hope this finds you in good health and surrounded by those that you love.
Tuesday December 24, 2013 11:45 - Littleton, CO

Bill Blansett class 62
past .
Friday December 13, 2013 17:01

Rick Davis 1964 |
After two history degrees, went into Health Care Admin. Retired to coastal Maine with wife of 45+ years. Would love to hear from Mariners who remember me.
Thursday December 12, 2013 20:07

Carol Votaw 1964 |
Looking for information of 50 year reunion.
Thursday December 12, 2013 13:29 - Oceanside, CA

Stephanie L Crowder '82 |
I am grateful for technology. It allows for us to stay in touch and to get in touch with those we have not been in touch with for years. I am glad that I attended MVHS. It has helped to shape the woman I have become and will always serve as a reminder to the character I have developed. Thanks to all who have played a role in my development.
Monday December 9, 2013 10:43 - Havertown, PA

Lita Montano Bybel (1974)
I bring some sad news of my brother Jaime Montano Jr. (9174) has passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013 from Liver cancer. He is resting at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He returned back to Hawaii where he resided till his passing. RIP dear brother.
Sunday December 1, 2013 21:24

Larry White '65' |
Loving retirement
Thursday November 28, 2013 20:05 - Peoria, Az

Terri Pence 1980 |
Hello class mates have been lost for a few years looking for some old friends .im on face book now great to hear froom you
Wednesday November 27, 2013 19:22 - CalipatriA ca

Dennis Firebaugh '63 |
Sandie Wilson (Franklin) passed away at 3:25 am at home October 8, 2013 in California. At her request a memorial service was held at home on Wednesday November 23, 2013.
Sandie was a strong minded, independent woman and we were glad to be counted among her friends.
Dennis Firebaugh
Eileen Luna-Firebaugh
Wednesday November 20, 2013 19:40 - Tucson, Arizona

EJ Patterson 1972 |
I am living in Arlington, TX. Everyone around here loves the Cowboys so I have to laugh when they lose. I am teaching speech at Navarro College just outside of Dallas. Larry, Dale, John, Marcus, Ron or Bob. I would like to hear from you.
Saturday November 16, 2013 08:33 - Arlington, TX

Matt 68 |
I will be in the SF Bay Area Nov 25-29. Will be sharing "How to Build A Professional Speaking Career" in San Jose on Mon eve and in SF on Tues eve.
Also, a full one day achievement program on Tues in SF. Would love to connect with any MV alumni.
Friday November 15, 2013 15:47 - Littleton, CO

Desmond Kamara '90
Sunday November 10, 2013 02:42

Christopher Mattice '98 |
Living & working in Laughlin, NV. Happy and loving life!
Saturday November 9, 2013 08:04 - Laughlin, NV

Cheryl Coker, '80 |
I moved to Florida after I got married, now divorced I am back to the area. Glad to be back in California.
Friday November 8, 2013 15:40 - Santee, CA

Lynda Pierce (Voth) 68 |
Moved to Kansas in 69. Four children, 8 grandkids. Retired and loving every minute of it.
Wednesday October 23, 2013 20:56 - Derby Kansas

Eva Davalos |
Hello Mariners: I am looking for Jose Barrios C/O 1994, if you remeber him and know where i can get in touch with me please let me know.. Thank You..
Monday October 21, 2013 14:47 - Imperial Beach, CA

Kathy Entrop (Robison) 1968 |
Moved to Oklahoma 37 years ago. We have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Monday October 21, 2013 11:40 - Okemah, OK

Harold Tanner
Harold Tanner passed 3/10/1989
Monday October 21, 2013 04:46 - San Diego, CA

Webmaster comments   What was his class year??? -Webmaster

Tom McKay 1952 |
Phyllis, I know what you mean. I like El Paso well but it sure doesn't have any beaches. Yep, if you can make it in IB, life's a beach. Great call gal.
Wednesday October 16, 2013 20:32 - El Paso, Texas

Phyllis Gregory (McClanahan) '66 |
Just moved back home to IB after being in Dallas area 7 years. Life's a beach.
Monday October 14, 2013 08:19

Barbi Stetter, '74 |
New email:
Sunday October 13, 2013 21:30 - Raymond, WA

Lori Tracy (Hastings) '86 |
I just moved back to the area. Living the "empty nest" life on a Sailboat in Coronado. I would love to catch up with some old friends.
Tuesday October 8, 2013 19:10 - Coronado, CA

Maria Lourdes Lopez '69 |
I want to let you know that George Lopez Jr. '68 passed away 4-26-2011 in Ohio from tongue cancer, agent orange exposure from Vietnam. He worked at Andrews AF Base. He created an award winning energy saving program. Lucky for the AF they can't mess with the program cause he set it to the MV High school song. He played the sax in the band.
Friday September 27, 2013 12:51 - La Paz,BCS Mexico

Matt 1968 |
I recently compiled a list of top hits from 1960-1969 (by year) and also 1970-1979. Have them in pdf and will be glad to send them to you. They will bring back some definite memories when you read them. I need your email; mine is with my 68 photo.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 20:36 - Littleton, CO

Bill Petty 1965 |
New e-mail address.
Tuesday September 24, 2013 08:43 - Port Orchard, WA

Cookie Koski class of 62
Went to the class of 63 reunion had a great time it was so nice to see old mariners. Thanks to diane and Sheila. Cookie
Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:16 - Imperial Beach, CA

class of 1969
Karen was in the class of 1969
Saturday September 14, 2013 20:37


It was a class update from a '68 reunion.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 21:49

vic 1964 |
I hope this is O.K. Karen McInerney was my first wife. I have had custody of our son since he was 10 months old. He is now 40. He never met Karen. If anyone can tell me about how her life went, it would be cool, before I tell him his mother is dead. Thank you!
Wednesday September 11, 2013 21:48 - eugene, or

Did so many from the class of '68 pass simultaneously or was this a group update?
Wednesday September 11, 2013 18:03 - Littleton, CO

Bonnie B. Tex-Hale - Class of '57 |
Have not seen or heard anything of Barbara Graham '57, in over 50 years, not sure but heard she had married Phil Hamm. Has anyone had any contact with her or at least might know where she is?
Tuesday September 10, 2013 21:43 - North Fork, Ca. 93643

Josefina Cardenas 1973 |
aka "Jo"
Sunday September 8, 2013 11:22 - 1422 14th st ca

Richard Chase 1974 |
Byron, excellent article on coach Teagle.
Friday September 6, 2013 15:58 - Tucson AZ

Byron Shewman 1965 |
Regarding the interest in honoring former teacher/coach Ed Teagle by naming the MVHS track after him, I wrote an rticle on him in the San Diego Reader, "Couldn't Be Better,"

It appeared in the March 19, 2008 edition. It can be accessed on the Reader website,, by clicking on Archives on the top menu,
then selecting the year 2008, then March 19 edition.

Byron Shewman
Sunday September 1, 2013 20:27

Michael Godfrey 1967 |
checking in
Sunday September 1, 2013 15:16 - Chula Vista Ca

Joanne Oro class of 94 |
Where are all my fellow mariners @ 90-94 holla lol
Wednesday August 28, 2013 19:49 - San Marcos, CA

Ann '75
Homecoming is September 6.
Tuesday August 27, 2013 20:46 - IB

Dave Simpson '70 |
When is Homecoming????
Friday August 23, 2013 15:07 - Simi Valley, CA

Dave Simpson '70 |
Just to update my Info. Married to Karen for 27 Yrs. My son lives in The Netherlands with his wife and 2 lovely children. They are coming to visit in October.
Friday August 23, 2013 15:06 - Simi Valley,CA

Karen Schulze (Hall) '74 |
Greetings in the name of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ! Judy Schulte (Bellinger) has been keeping me updated as to all the doings at various reunions and suggested I get my name out there, since our 40th is coming up (Yow, that doesn't seem possible). The Lord blessed me with a wonderful husband, Tim Hall, in 1995. Judy is our angel and quarter back. She has been caring for the elderly for many years and is now caring for my parents, Carl & Helene. She makes sure the team of caregivers are taking care of their needs and generally takes care of everything that needs to be done. The Lord really blessed me when He brought her back into my life, about 10 years ago, through bowling (by the way, she can still bowl better than I can). Will be looking for info. regarding 40th reunion. Lord bless everyone and we pray His healing touch upon Harry.
Saturday August 17, 2013 18:54 - Chula Vista, CA

Naomi Gaskill(Carbullido) 2000 |
I started a new life in Washington State in 2002!I have been married for 8 years and i have 2 beautiful children. Nadene 5 and Eugene 2! I work with kids that have mental disabilities. U can contact me on facebook.
Saturday August 10, 2013 02:30 - Spanaway Washington

R. L. |
I was in the first Night Adult School graduating class in June of '58. The class consisted of students from all three schools at the time in the Sweetwater School Dist. Commencement was held at Mar Vista.
Monday August 5, 2013 17:21 - Laguna Hills, California

Ivy (Brunner) Sayers 1965 |
So sorry to hear about Karen Chandler - we both shared a love of singing and performed in the choral groups together. There probably wasn't a girl in the class of '65' that didn't at one time or another envy Karen of her multiple gifts and talents. Fortunately, she was so well liked that you couldn't hold it against her. Condolences to her family.
Monday July 22, 2013 14:37

Larry Wilkins, 64 |
I was greatly saddened to hear that Karen Chandler had passed away. I was fortunate enough to have dated her during my senior year. She was a beautiful girl with a spirit to match.
Friday July 19, 2013 10:00 - Lakeside, CA.

Rick Zavala 1984 |
calling out all my Warriors out there.1984 was the best year for me, way to many dances in the gym.(lunch ones too.)So many beautiful people we met at bro's Leo,Jesus,Joe,Ian,Charlie,Benji,Julio,Marcos,Sergio.Goodtimes.
Thursday July 18, 2013 08:43 - las vegas,nv

Byron Shewman 1965 |
Unfortunately, one of our classmates has left us. Karen Chandler was a beautiful, exceptionally bright girl who was

selected as Most Talented in our senior year. Many will remember her as the tall, strutting figure leading the Pom Pon team

during football half-times. Karen went on to become an attorney working in various departments of the government

and lived most of her adult life in the Washington D.C. area. She will be missed.

Byron Shewman '65
Thursday July 18, 2013 07:49 - San Diego

vic martinez '64 |
Sorry to hear about Karen Chandler. Good people. We have lost a lot of people between '62 and '65 lately. Gratitude comes to mind.
Wednesday July 17, 2013 23:09 - eugene, or

Joyce Macdonald-Francisco |
Sorry Elaine. She was not the first junior to be Pom Pom captain. Mary Ellis and Janice Munchiando were co-captains in the 59-60 year and they were both juniors. Rose Garcia, a senior, was the majorette. Just fyi.
Wednesday July 17, 2013 22:54 - Torrance, CA

Elaine Ledford Ayotte Class of 1963 |
OOPS. I received a correction from Lorraine that says "Lovely. But she lived in Vienna, VA., and was VERY proud of being the Pom Pon
Captain, the first junior to be one!" Sorry, Lorraine. Sorry, Karen.
Monday July 15, 2013 18:03 - Tukwila, WA

Elaine Ledford Ayotte Class of 1963 |
My sister, Lorraine Ledford Class of 1965, has let me know that her good friend, Karen Chandler also Class of 1965, MVHS majorette and beauty queen, died this morning of lung cancer. She was a lawyer for the IRS for many years and lived in Baltimore, MD. She was a good Auntie to Lorraine's 3 children and will be missed.
Monday July 15, 2013 17:05 - Tukwila, WA

cookie koski |
Hi I.m trying to locate Joe Ashcraft from class of 62
Friday July 12, 2013 14:12 - imperial beach,ca

Deborah Jibben, MHS, Illinois, 1983 |
I did not go to your school. But I need to pass on some information about 2 members that did.
Salvador Rodriguez, 1985 and his sister,
Grace Rodriguez 1989 or 1990, have both died in May of this year. Sal died May 15 and Grace May 24.
I was Sal's wife for 11 years. There will be a scattering at Sea soon. You can email me, songof.deborah @
Thursday July 11, 2013 10:20 - San Diego

Matt 1968
Will be in San Diego the week of July 11-14 for our 45 reunion. I will be sharing a dynamic one day training program on Thursday (Strategic Achievement) and on Sat morning (How to Build A Professional Speaking Career}. If any alumni are interested, I would be glad to offer a tremendous discount for either.
Thursday July 4, 2013 15:41

Trell Garman - 1962 |
A Memorial/Celebration of Richard Rankin's life is scheduled for July 21st (2 PM)at the Fleet Reserve in Imperial Beach.
Wednesday July 3, 2013 16:14 - Imperial Beach, CA

Wednesday July 3, 2013 06:23 - NIXA,MISSOURI

Jon Hall '71 |
Henry --- according to a post on Facebook the Anchor is heading for scrap --- any truth to this ???
Tuesday July 2, 2013 16:14 - Imperial Beach

Karen Billings 1970
Back & better than ever!
Sunday June 23, 2013 11:34

Paul Floyd 1964 |
Big shout out to all who may know me!
Hope your life turned out the way you wanted it to!
Monday June 3, 2013 06:38 - Spring, Texas

Mark Apple 1974 |
Just looking for old childhood friends. I did not finish at Mar Vista, but had friends I would like to here from, if any one remembers?
Thursday May 30, 2013 20:35 - Salinas, Califorina

Edwina Lipscomb,1960 |
I went to Mar Vista in 1960, then transferred to Chula Vista high and graduated from there in 1963. I'm looking for a friend named Carol Stringfield. She should be about 67 or 68 now.
Sunday May 26, 2013 16:29 - Santee,Ca

Vic 64
Saw that "bandit" Richard Rankin has passed. I wasn't a "Bandit", but he was a friend. He will be missed.
Saturday May 25, 2013 14:08

Terri Austin 1974 |
Looking forward to our reunion next year and I would love to talk to y'all who remember me (that is: who remember me kindly-lol)! My sisters Julie & Jennifer would love to hear too. Take care!
Friday May 24, 2013 20:10 - Bend OR

1990 |
What's up everyone from Class of 87-94. Hope everyone is doing well.
Tuesday May 14, 2013 14:39 - Imperial Beach

George Gomez, 1984 |
Hello Mariners,

Reaching out to past memories.
Monday May 13, 2013 08:28 - Chula Vista, CA

Melissa Andrade 1977 |
Greetings to all former MVH class of 1977. "Still crazy after all these years".

Melissa Andrade
Wednesday May 8, 2013 10:30 - imperial beach ca. 91932

1984 |
IB Local back from worldwide adventures wondering how 29 years can pass so fast?
Saturday May 4, 2013 10:23 - Imperial Beach, CA

Linda Pardick 69 |
Hi there....New e mail addy :)
Saturday April 27, 2013 09:17

Elaine Ledford Ayotte '63 |
Mike Cook, class of 67, passed away last week of leukemia. He was the brother of my husband, Marlin Ayotte '60.
Thursday April 25, 2013 00:11 - Tukwila, WA

Thomas W. McKay 1952 |
Say, Seems like I recall a Richard Bibo. What class was he in? I mean it was like 1951 when I knew someone by that name. Someone clue me in.

have a happy
Tuesday April 16, 2013 20:50 - El Paso, Texas

1974 |
Hey Mariners, Just stopped by to say Hi,living in LA, One Daughter 36.
All is good with us. Hope all is good with the wonderful place called IB,are there plans for our 40th???
Henry hope you are doing better...
Tuesday April 9, 2013 11:57 - California

EJ Patterson 1972 |
Teaching theatre at Navarro College just outside of Dallas, TX. Wrote a play called Mariners & produced it here at the college. It's amazing to see Texans react to life in Imperial Beach. Some of you are in it:)
Tuesday April 9, 2013 06:20 - Arlington, TX

Chris Ashcraft, '66 |
Haven't been here for a while, about time to update. Six kids, 19 grandkids, with nos. 20 and 21 on the way. Also have a great granddaughter, Lillyanne Teagan Gonzales. I have been teaching at National Univ. and Chapman Univ., but put that on hold to have surgery to replace heart valve last year. Doing really well in recovery and looking forward to getting back to teaching in next couple of months. Still live in Oceanside and would love to hear from other MV alumni who remember me years 1964 to 1968. Chris
Tuesday April 2, 2013 23:43 - Oceanside, CA

Wynter Rayne '62 |
To everyone that came to the memorial for Jimbo Matthews on 9 March 2013 at the J Street Marina in Chula Vista, thank you.
From my self, and all my sisters and extended family, thank you for your kind thoughts and memories. He was the
light of our lives & is greatly missed.
Tuesday April 2, 2013 16:38 - Beaverton, Oregon

Carolyn Ashcraft 1959 |

I am retired and living in Southern California. I have a daughter and enjoy trips to Vegas. Doing well. Hope you are too.
Tuesday April 2, 2013 15:39 - Riverside, CA

Joe Gutierrez Jr |
I'm trying to reach some old classmates..
Wednesday March 27, 2013 16:11 - Port Orchard,Wa

Frank Chavez -2002 |
Just saw aldofo at a hiking trail after about ten years over in santee. I just got to thinking and decided to reach out. We didn't hang out much outside of school but it was good to see him. I live in the mission valley area, if anyone wants to catch up and grab a beer! Hit me up '02!
Sunday March 24, 2013 12:42 - Serra mesa

Clay Cantrel class of 1970
Clay Cantrel class of 1970 passed away April of 2012.
Sunday March 17, 2013 15:36

Sherri Gantert 1971 |
Wishing our webmaster Henry Vargas a speedy recovery. So many Mariners are thankful to Henry for keeping this website going. Great work Henry and God Bless You!
Saturday March 16, 2013 19:23 - Ft. Worth, Tx

vic '64
Saw that Keith Meader passed. He was a great friend. God Bless him.
Saturday March 16, 2013 18:27

Virginia Foster (Nia) class of 74 |
Henry --- Glad you're feeling better! Thank you for all your hard work all these years on creating and maintaining this site!!
Friday March 15, 2013 18:09 - Gulf coast of Florida

Christopher Till, '88 |
On 01 March 2013, I officially retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. Now I'm starting the next chapter of my life.
Tuesday March 12, 2013 21:08 - California City, CA

Patricia Franco (Ramirez), '93 |
Does anyone know about class of 1993's 20 year class reunion? Info would be appreciated.
Monday March 11, 2013 19:17 - Imperial Beach, Ca

Joyce Macdonald Francisco 61 |
Welcome back Henry. Glad to hear you are progressing well. You have been missed.
Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:05 - Torrance, CA

Larry Urann 1977
Who woulda thunk? Little ole Gonzaga University mens basketball ranked number 1 in the country from little ole Spokane. OK, I live in Spokane and am braggin for the home team but hey its cold here and we gotta be happy for the ZAGS! See u in IB soon. Is there Sandcastle this year?
Tuesday March 5, 2013 06:38

To DEB good to here from you. And we hope you are jest. Great!!!!
Sunday March 3, 2013 23:10 - SAN DIEGO/ the roak...are we r

Chuy Gonzalez 1969 |
just checking in, any body from that year, respond to try to check on the rest of the gang.
Friday February 22, 2013 08:14 - 3104 el porvenir way san ysidro ca 92173

John Gish class of 1973 |
just checking in
Wednesday February 20, 2013 21:39 - chula vista,calif

Manuel C. Martinez c/o 1983 |
still hanging around San Diego--looking for Eduardo Vargas, Cesar Perez from NJROTC--use to hang around Eduardo Vargas, Pedro Gonzales--any body knows where they are at? miss all of my teammates
Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:20 - chula Vista

Bobi Dale Westbrook 1967 |
I am in Texas, on the coast in Corpus Christi. Semi-retired. I work hard at keeping an open mind and reminding myself to enjoy my life. How about you?
Sunday February 10, 2013 15:17 - Corpus Christi TX

Dennis Shaw 1968 |
I am back! My wife passed in 2005. I live in Effingham, IL. How do I update my email address? Somebody please help.
Friday February 8, 2013 08:11 - Effingham.IL

Omar 1994 |

Does anyone know how to get in touch with Angie Aguilera. c/o 1994

Thank you
Thursday February 7, 2013 13:22 - San Diego, CA

class of 62 |
We lost Richard Bibo on jan 12th 2013
Monday February 4, 2013 13:35 - imperial beach

Daniel DelCastillo |
Graduated from SDSU
Established consulting firm in SD
Living life, liberty and the pursuit...
Sunday February 3, 2013 22:49 - Buena Park, CA

Phyllis Tschakert '61 |
I am still looking for my best friend Kathy Bridges who married Gary Forquerin. We lost contact in the '70s and I have wanted to find her ever since. Last known residence was in Oregon.

Monday January 28, 2013 15:29 - El Tecolote B.C., Mexico

Matt 68 |
For those of you who haven't heard, our webmaster had a stroke and is in rehab. Info can be found under Chat Boards, Graffiti. Wishing Henry well and a speedy recovery.
Monday January 21, 2013 17:38 - Littleton, CO

Jody Van Blitterswyk 1976
Happy New yr to one and all!
Monday January 21, 2013 17:16 - KY

Wendel Winko, |
Checking to see if anyone has information on a 50 year reunion.
Tuesday January 15, 2013 05:13 - Key West, Florida

Scott Bohlman |
I hope each of you has a fantastic 2013!
Remember to be safe, careful and thankful.
Life IS good!
Friday January 4, 2013 20:02 - Apache Junction,Az.

Mick Flood, '76. |
Happy New Year from Central,TX
Wednesday January 2, 2013 12:32 - Kyle,TX

Mary McLaughlin 1961
Happy New Year
Tuesday January 1, 2013 08:29

Patrick Sullivan 1964 |
Happy New Years
Monday December 31, 2012 19:28 - Salisbury N.C.