EHS All-Class Reunion Annual Picnic 2018July 21, 2018 - EHS alums gather once again at Cortez Park in sunny West Covina. Class of '62 is front and center! We have all recovered from our 55th Reunion celebration last October, and our class banner has been updated to announce this is year 56 for us. Class of 62 representatives will proudly take this opportunity to present to the EHS Alumni Assoc a donation to its scholarsip fund benefitting EHS seniors. Funds left over from our 55th were designated for this purpose by the Reunion Committee.
Class of 62 receives a warm welcome! 1 of 12Set-up completed in record time! Kudos to all who showed up early to help. 2 of 12Let the partying begin! Hey, notice anything missing in the background? Where are the old WCHS bleachers? 3 of 12Craig Bumgarner & Cliff Lansdown rest after set-up tasks. 4 of 12Coffee & nibbles for the early risers. 5 of 12Glad to see Joe Schow has recovered nicely from knee surgery. 6 of 12Roger Heath & Craig Bumgarner enjoy catching up under the shade of the old oak tree. 7 of 12Wayne Giroux chats about a 60th (?) with Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon and Claudia (Houts) Cox. Claudia came all the way from Washington state to see old friends! 8 of 12Gretchen (Fuerst) Hillman missed attending our 55th Reunion. She is enjoying pictures of the happy event that are posted on our class website. 9 of 12Michele (Givens) Holliday & Susie (Johnson) Olivo discuss where to set up the lunch table and display all the food. 10 of 12Selfie time! Sheila (Beard) Rose & Carolyn Schow mug for the camera while Jeri (Odle) Strong & Nancy (Samford) Lansdown look on. 11 of 12Class of 62 presents a check to the Alumni Assoc rep for a college scholarship to be named after our class. Now that's the TROJAN spirit! 12 of 12
Cheers to 55 Years!Edgewood High Class of 1962 (GO TROJANS!) held its 55th Reunion on October 28, 2017, at the Kellogg West Resort and Conference Center on the Cal Poly-Pomona campus. After enjoying an informal reception at the on-site hotel, the group of alums and guests made their way to the main building for more food, more drink, music, and dancing.
1 of 45The name tags are ready... 2 of 45The nibbles and drinks are ready... 3 of 45Hey gang! The pre-party starts here -- Cheers to 55 Years! WELCOME 4 of 45It's Reunion/Party Time! A large group gathers for an informal reception in the hospitality room at Crestview Lodge. 5 of 45John Knespler, Wayne Giroux, & Kathy Kirkpatrick catch up. 6 of 45Betty Ferrero and Jon Yuriar munch and chat. 7 of 45Don Henry, Claudia Houts, & Jan Depretis join the group. Hey, there's Loree Collins talking with Jan Rosenthal behind them! 8 of 45Ken Rice and Jon Yuriar catch up. 9 of 45Jan Rosenthal, Lois Nagy, Jan Depretis, & Kathy Kirkpatrick reminisce. 10 of 45Our senior class group photo is always a hit! 11 of 45Hey! Don't all talk at once! 12 of 45Our own classic car show. This '69 Camaro was lovingly restored by Lois (Nagy) and Earl Stewart. This classic has been in many car shows and on numerous car runs. 13 of 45Gene and Diane Anawalt drove to the reunion in style! This shiny '49 Ford woody was a classic even when we were in high school! 14 of 45Wayne Giroux zipped down the mountain from Lake Arrowhead in his classic '67 Camaro. This beauty is truly awesome! 15 of 45Back at the reception, long-time friends Michelle Givens and Sharon Beisner catch up. 16 of 45How time flies! Any volunteers for clean-up? 17 of 45Hey guys! Time to move this party down the hill to the conference center! 18 of 45Just follow the Trojan heads! 19 of 45Wow! The room is beautifully decorated in our colors and ready for the group to arrive. 20 of 45Great centerpieces. Notice the pictures? Recognize anyone? 21 of 45Make yourselves at home. Dinner at 7:00. 22 of 45 23 of 45Our MC, Wayne Giroux, introduces the crowd to DJ Dana. 24 of 45The party planners are recognized: Sheila Beard, Betty Ferrero, Lois Nagy, Craig Bumgarner, Don Henry, Claudia Houts, Wayne Giroux. And the bashful ones: Michelle Givens, Susie Johnson, Sharon Beisner. 25 of 45"Hail to thee our Alma Mater..." led in song by Betty Ferrero, Roger Heath, Claudia Houts, & Joe Escoboza 26 of 45We are reminded to purchase 50/50 tickets from Ellen Robinson. 27 of 45Be sure to visit the memorabilia tables! 28 of 45So many memories! 29 of 45"Those oldies but goodies remind me of you..." 30 of 45Wayne chats with John and Joan Knespler who came all the way from Virginia. 31 of 45Lois Nagy and husband Earl sit on each side of Susie Johnson. Lois and Susie both worked on the reunion planning committee. 32 of 45Jan Depretis and Michelle Givens are enjoying DJ Dana's music and wondering who will be first on the dance floor. 33 of 45"Come let's stroll, stroll across the floor..." 34 of 45And the beat goes on... 35 of 45Joe and Carolyn Schow do their own version of the stroll... 36 of 45MC Wayne is reminded by Michelle to introduce our photographer. 37 of 45Thank you Madison for taking all these great pictures plus the "keep-sake" photo that each attendee will receive. (Madison is Michelle's granddaughter.) 38 of 45And the dancing continues... 39 of 45This is a happy group: Sheila Beard, Jeri Odle, Ellen Robinson, Betty Ferrero, Nancy Samford. Cheers to 55 years ladies! 40 of 45As the party winds down, the dancing gets slower... 41 of 45With assistance from Lee Gustafson, Ellen Robinson, & Craig Bumgarner, Joe Schow borrows a ride to get on the dance floor. Joe is scheduled for knee replacement surgery in 3 days. Good luck Joe! 42 of 45Finally, the winning 50/50 ticket is drawn. $100 each to Lois Nagy and Diane Anawalt. Congratulations! 43 of 45Time to wind down and call it a night. Last call for one last picture. Everyone out on the dance floor! 44 of 45Cheers to 55 Years! 45 of 45
EHS All-Class Picnic 2017Greetings Trojans! July 15, 2017 - The annual EHS All-Class picnic at Cameron Park in sunny West Covina is about to get underway! The crowd is buzzing with the news: Class of '62 is having a 55th Reunion! Woo-Hoo! Get out the partee hats!
Greetings Trojans! 1 of 13Music man sets up -- get ready to dance! 2 of 13Class of '62 is easy to find. Look! They are having a 55th reunion this year! 3 of 13Everyone's here, but where are you? 4 of 13Lunch is ready! 5 of 13Great day in the park! 6 of 13Joe Schow, just in from Apple Valley, enjoying BBQ-d chicken. 7 of 13Sheila (Beard) Rose and Gretchen (Fuerst) Hillman enjoy the 1962 Aurigan yearbook. We haven't changed a bit! 8 of 13Roger Heath and Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon catch up. 9 of 13Nancy (Samford) Lansdown and husband Cliff drove down from Victorville. 10 of 13Lois (Nagy) Stewart and Susie (Johnson) Olivo talk about the upcoming reunion! 11 of 13Our traditional potluck is a hit! 12 of 13All together: See you at the 55th Reunion on Oct. 28! L to R: Wayne, Joe, Susie, Nancy, Lois, Betty, Roger, Sheila, Gretchen (not shown: Craig) 13 of 13
"Cheers to 50 Years" Reunion Pre-PartyOctober 13, 2012 - Kellogg West - The 50th Reunion celebration begins early at the hospitality room.
1 of 34Guests are arriving! 2 of 34Our hostess Jan Erwing, with sis Judy, greets the guests as they arrive. 3 of 34Welcome to Janet Gaston and brother Jack. 4 of 34Joan Grimes hands out name tags so everyone knows "who's who." (Afterall, it's been 50 years!) 5 of 34Judy Grimes keeps count of early arrivals at the WELCOME table. 6 of 34More guests arrive -- Look! There's Don Henry! 7 of 34The memorabilia table is a big hit! Wayne Giroux, Judy Boyles & Claudia Houts check it out. 8 of 34Remember senior grad night at Disneyland? Read about it... 9 of 34Sports memorabilia on display. 10 of 34Most heard comment at the memorabilia table: "Who kept all this stuff?" 11 of 34Most handled piece of memorabilia: 5" x 21" senior group picture (magnifying glass provided). 12 of 34Hey, there's Dedra Anderson & Ellen Robinson! 13 of 34Larona "Ronni" Cox just arrived... Haven't seen her in 50 years! 14 of 34Jewel Parker chats with Kathy Kirkpatrick & friend Carlos. 15 of 34There's Janice Depretis--she hasn't changed a bit! 16 of 34Rich Carney & Wayne Giroux catch up. 17 of 34Mike Houlihan & Dedra Anderson reminisce. 18 of 34Bob Frost entertains the ladies. 19 of 34The noise level is rising! 20 of 34Just outside were our classic car entries. Wayne & Mary Anne Giroux drove down from Arrowhead in style in this sexy 1968 Camaro. 21 of 34Gene Anawalt drove this baby all the way from San Juan Capistrano. The 1930 Ford Woody is a keeper! 22 of 34Lois Nagy owns this classic 1962 (of course!) Chevy Impala. 23 of 34John Knespler and Rich Carney want to know why all the classic cars are red... 24 of 34Old friends Sheila Beard & Jeri Odle are having a great time! 25 of 34Janet Gaston & husband Richard chat with Judy Erwing. 26 of 34More excitement at the memorabilia table as Susie Johnson, Judy Boyles & Bob Peterson, browse the items. 27 of 34Claudia Houts & Dedra Anderson have lots to talk about. 28 of 34Jan Erwing is excited to see Roberta "Bobbi" Roberts & her sis Cheryl. 29 of 34Lois Nagy & Jan Erwing are pleased the hospitality room was so successful. (Lois wonders how she will get all the decorations & memorabilia moved to the banquet room down the hill...) 30 of 34This group doesn't want to leave, but it's time to move on down the hill so that the REAL party can begin! 31 of 34Dedra tries to convince Bob Frost it is time to wrap it up... 32 of 34Dedra tries to convince Sheila Beard we didn't just have dinner, only snacks. Dinner is at 7:00 down the hill. 33 of 3450th Reunion Pre-Party has come to an end--and the REAL PARTY is about to begin! Special thanks to photographers Manual Rangel & Bill Sheldon, spouses of Dedra Anderson & Betty Ferrero. 34 of 34
"Cheers to 50 Years" The Main Event50 Alums and 30 guests gather to celebrate Edgewood High School's class of 1962 50th Reunion.
1 of 36Kellogg West Hotel & Conference Center where the Reunion "Main Event" was held. (View from the area of the hospitality room.) 2 of 36At the WELCOME desk, Jewel Parker greets guests, hands out name tags, and arranges for portrait pictures. 3 of 36Memorabilia tables are overflowing! 4 of 36Dallas Johann examines an "old" document. Wait! He's wearing his Senior Class President pin! 5 of 36In memory of those classmates whom we lost along the way... 6 of 36Displayed are 12 sets of all 24 Iliad issues published our senior year. A set went home with 12 winners of a drawing held at the end of the evening. Thanks to Don Henry for providing the sets. 7 of 36The class senior picture is a hit! 8 of 36Wayne Giroux is the evening's Master of Ceremonies. 9 of 36Kathy Kirkpatrick, Betty Ferrero, Judy Boyles & Roger Heath led the singing of our alma mater song -- with gusto! 10 of 36Here's our DJ from Boogie Down DJ Service who played our era music all night long (not too loud). Wayne Giroux created the playlist for the evening. 11 of 36Ellen Robinson & Jan Erwing were busy selling 50/50 tickets which raised $600 to be split between 2 winners. They are about to draw the lucky tickets! 12 of 36John Knespler and wife Joan, with Mary Anne Giroux, are hoping they have the winning ticket... 13 of 36The crowd cheers as Judy Erwing announces the winning tickets. Congratulations to Jeri Odle and Ronni Cox! 14 of 36Most classmates preferred to talk instead of dance. Not so for Janice Depretis and her guest! 15 of 36Enjoying themselves: Sheila Beard, Roberta "Bobbi" Roberts and sis Cheryl, and Michele Givens. 16 of 36It's great to see Joyce Hamilton & husband Bill. 17 of 36Good times with Janet Gaston, Susie Johnson, Mike Houlihan, Jack Gaston and spouses. 18 of 36Joe & Carolyn Schow finally arrived, claiming this place is hard to find at night! 19 of 36Judy Boyles & Bonnie Leonard catch up. 20 of 36Roger Heath & Joe Schow both played Varsity football way back then... 21 of 36Jan Nelson and husband Ed White are having a great time! 22 of 36Jewel Parker, Shirley Buchanan & husband Paul, with Larona "Ronni" Cox, enjoy the festivities. 23 of 36Lee Gustafson & Kathy Kirkpatrick can't believe it's been 50 years! 24 of 36Jeri Odle & Nancy Samford admire the table decorations that they designed, purchased, and arranged. Good job! 25 of 36Dedra Anderson, Judy Boyles & Ralph Alkire find out who has done what since high school. 26 of 36Marie Forbush takes a close look at the senior group picture. 27 of 36Dallas Johann & Kathy Kirkpatrick recall those "good ole days." 28 of 36Pat Stratton, Janice Depretis & Marie Forbush are together again! 29 of 36Betty Ferrero. Gary Corkill & John Knespler greet Craig Bumgarner who couldn't stay long but wanted to say HELLO & make sure the reunion he had worked on so hard was a success! 30 of 36Don Henry congratulates Jan Erwing & Ellen Robinson for doing such a great job selling 50/50 tickets. 31 of 36Bob Frost & Joe Escoboza listen to what Jeff Lenett's wife, Robin, has to say. Where is Jeff? 32 of 36Here's Jeff! 33 of 36Claudia Houts & husband Jim Cox tell the group about their golf tournament on Friday. 34 of 36THANKS to all who helped make our 50th a huge success including Wayne, Betty, Don, Claudia, Ellen, Lois, Nancy, Jeri, plus Craig, Sharon, Sheila, Jewel--AND YOU! 35 of 36The party is winding down. Guests are leaving--tired but happy. How great to have celebrated this once-in-a-lifetime 50th HS Reunion together! "Cheers to 50 Years!" 36 of 36
Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon 1 of 14 2 of 14Jan(Erwing)White 3 of 14Lois (Nagy) Stewart 4 of 14Shirley (Buchanan) Draper 5 of 14Ellen (Robinson) Herndon 6 of 14Roberta "Bobbie" (Roberts) Williams 7 of 14Joe Schow 8 of 14Sheila (Beard) Rose & Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon 9 of 14Shirley & Paul Draper 10 of 14 11 of 14 12 of 14 13 of 14 14 of 14
Restored Trojan mosaic 1 of 18 2 of 18New entrance off Trojan Way 3 of 18(L to R) Ellen (Robinson) Herndon, Roger Heath, Dedra (Anderson) Rangel, Michelle (Givens) Holliday, Roberta (Roberts) Williams, Wayne Giroux, Lois (Nagy) Stewart, Gretchen (Fuerst) Hillman, Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon (kneeling) Not shown: Joe Schow and Jewel (Parker) Potts 4 of 18Our old gym. 5 of 18 6 of 18Cheerleaders welcome us 7 of 18Open house music program 8 of 18Student jazz band 9 of 18Open house program 10 of 18Packed house!! 11 of 18Dedra & Lois reconnect 12 of 18Wayne & wife MaryAnn enjoy the show 13 of 18Discussing our upcoming 50th Reunion are(back) Lois and Dedra with front) Jewel and Roberta 14 of 18Roger heads across the quad 15 of 18The old Senior Quad 16 of 18Another view of the Quad 17 of 18Thanks to the EHS Alumni Association for a great Open House. Cheers to 50 years!! 18 of 18
1 of 16Janet (Gaston) Fox and Susie (Johnson) Olivo chat with former teacher Mr. Dunahoo, a surprise visitor! 2 of 16Our class banner -- look for it at the 50th Reunion! 3 of 16Time to meet and greet former classmates. 4 of 16Lois (Nagy) Stewart briefs Dedra (Anderson) Rangel and Jan (Nelson) White on 50th Reunion plans. 5 of 16Time to gather for our group picture to be posted on the Edgewood High Alumni Facebook page. 6 of 16More news about the Reunion and who we hope to see there. 7 of 16Sheila (Beard) Rose & Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon plan to come to the Reunion! 8 of 16Craig Bumgarner and Don Henry keep things moving along while Dedra (Anderson) Rangel checks her yearbook. 9 of 16Wayne & Mary Anne Giroux brought our youngest guest, while Sharon (Beisner) Bumgarner, Lois (Nagy) Stewart, Nancy (Samford) Lansdown, & Jan (Nelson) White have some serious catching-up to do. 10 of 16Ellen (Robinson) Herndon and Craig Bumgarner enjoy the DJ's music while Janet (Gaston) Fox and husband Richard visit with old friends. 11 of 16Look at that spread! Plenty to eat and drink on a warm day in the park. 12 of 16Dedra (Anderson) Rangel and husband Manual enjoy lunch. 13 of 16Claudia (Houts) Cox, Lee Gustafson, & Susie (Johnson) Olivo take a moment to review our class "missing" list. 14 of 16Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon visits with the brother of Gilbert Vaughn who is on our "missing" list. 15 of 16L to R: Sharon, Wayne & Mary Anne, Craig, Susie, Janet, Ellen, Jan, Sheila, Betty, Nancy, Joe & Carolyn Schow, Claudia, Dedra & Manual, Lee, Lois, Don. 16 of 16
We gather for our group class photo under the shade of our favorite old oak tree at the annual EHS all-class picnic. 1 of 15Our Class '62 "camp site" complete with pop-ups, banner, picture boards, memorabilia, tables, chairs, & FOOD! 2 of 15First, a stop at check-in to pick up a name tag. This table is staffed by the EHS Alumni Assoc, which sponsors the picnic. 3 of 15We had 26 adults in our group today, plus two well-behaved canine visitors. 4 of 15Some of our neighbors set up next to the event DJ and dance area. We kept a respectful distance so as not to disturb them with our loud talking and laughter... 5 of 15Lunch is about to be served! Build-your-own-sandwich, salads, chips, & plenty of desserts including ice cream! 6 of 15Wayne Giroux is quick to announce "Let's eat!" 7 of 15Lunch is served! First in line: Dedra (Anderson), Roger Heath, Susie (Johnson), Sheila (Beard), Betty (Ferrero), Wayne Giroux, Shirley (Buchanan). 8 of 15Shirley (Buchanan) and Bob Peterssen are ready for ice cream. Chocolate please! 9 of 15Jan (Nelson)--hiding behind husband Ed, chats with Craig Bumgarner and Roger Heath. Did I hear "classic cars" mentioned? 10 of 15Ellen (Robinson), Nancy (Samford), & Sharon (Beisner) catch up. 11 of 15Wayne and Mary Anne Giroux chat with Michelle (Givens)--Turn around Michelle--about the picnic, which is the first that she and husband Richard have attended. 12 of 15Several 70s classes set up in the picnic shelter next to the area reserved for "honored faculty" where Craig & Roger greeted a surprised and slightly older Coach Morris. 13 of 15Time to clear our camp site and say our good-byes until July 2014. It was great to see everyone and hope that more of you will join us next year! 14 of 15R-L Front row: Sheila (Beard) Rose, Nancy (Samford)Lansdown, Sharon (Beisner) & Craig Bumgarner. 2nd: Bob Peterssen, Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon, Michelle (Givens) Holliday, Lois (Nagy) Stewart, Ellen (Robinson) Spillers, Carolyn Schow. 3rd: Wayne & Mary Anne Giroux, Jan (Nelson) White, Susie (Johnson) Olivo, Shirley (Buchanan) Draper, Dedra (Anderson) Rangel. Missing: Joe Schow, Roger Heath 15 of 15
Happy Birthday Class of '62 1 of 11OUR GROUP - Front row: Michelle, Sharon, Jan, Craig, Betty, Roger - Back row: Bill (spouse), Bob P., Susie, Bobbi, Nancy, Wayne, Ellen, Joe, Jeri, Sheila 2 of 11Wayne Giroux shows off his classic Camero to Craig Bumgarner and Cliff (spouse) 3 of 11Catching up on old times. 4 of 11There's Susie (Johnson) Olivo, Michelle (Givens) Holiday, & Sharon (Beiser) Bumgarner enjoying the get-together. 5 of 11Since we all have, or will soon have, our 70th birthdays, we had to have cake! 6 of 11Class of '62 is easy to spot among the two dozen different EHS classes. 7 of 11Visitors stop by from the Class of '66 to visit with Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon and Sheila (Beard) Rose. 8 of 11Joe Schow and Craig Bumgarner head up the chow line. 9 of 11More girl talk. Jeri (Odle) Strong came all the way from Oregon to see old friends. 10 of 11Busy day at Cameron Park. Hope to see more alums next year in 2015! 11 of 11
One-half of our class welcoming committee: Sheila (Beard) Rose, Nancy (Samford) Lansdown, Sharon (Beisner) Bumgarner, & Betty (Ferrero) Sheldon. 1 of 12Other half of our class welcoming committee: Wayne Giroux, Bob Peterssen, Don Henry, Jon Yuriar, & Craig Bumgarner. 2 of 12Everyone is WELCOME at the All-Class Picnic! 3 of 12Two first-time picnic attendees: Gretchen (Fuerst) Hillman and Jon Yuriar reconnect. 4 of 12Sharon & Betty greet another first-time picnic attendee: Kathy (Kirkpatrick) Crane -- all the way from Sacramento. 5 of 12Roger Heath and Craig Bumgarner catch up. 6 of 12Hot topic of discussion: Possibility of a Class of '62 55th Reunion in 2017. What do you think? 7 of 12Talk turns from food to the idea of a 55th Reunion. "Let's do it!" says Sheila, Craig, and Lois (Nagy) Stewart. Nancy's husband Cliff volunteers her to help. 8 of 12Susie (Johnson) Olivo and Sharon enjoy lunch. 9 of 12Wayne and Betty make sure to thank Nancy and Cliff for bringing the fried chicken--enough for all our group! 10 of 12Our group: front row - Sharon, Betty, Susie. Second row - Gretchen, Lois, Craig, Jon, Bob, Kathy. Last row (left) - Sheila, Nancy, Wayne and (right) Roger and Don. Great looking bunch! (Special thanks to our photographer, Bill Sheldon.) 11 of 12Are those rain drops? Naw... It's July in West Covina for goodness sake. (Special thanks to Lois & Earl Stewart for the extra pop-up.) 12 of 12