Researched and Written by Judy Maahs.

Bard Joseph Suverkrop (class of 69) starred in drama and vocal music at LS, sang a solo at graduation, and was a soloist in vocal recitals and presentations in the area. He received the Bank of America trophy for Music. He studied at Sacramento State, then at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he further developed his opera performance; he performs in English, German, French, and Italian. He was a Professor of Music at universities. Bard gave concerts at The Crocker Art Museum, with his wife Janice as pianist in 1994. He was awarded Who's Who in America, 2004, and awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in the music industry for 4 decades. He wrote 3 texts on diction for singers and has produced several albums. He is the founder and principal author of IPA Source, an online database for translations and phonetic transcriptions, which assists singers with foreign language diction and communication. He lives in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Stanley Allen Evenson (class of 69) was an outstanding Basketball player, and Cross Country/Track star in the 440 and 880, and the mile relay team; he also played Football and Baseball at LS. He attended ARC for 2 years, also running the 440 and 880, and was a member of the relay team that set a new school record. He was champion at the acclaimed Sacramento Invitational 880. He earned a BFA from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1974, after which his professor hired him to join the creative team at A&M Records, to design album covers and advertising for top recording artists. Stan opened his own firm in 1976 and is Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Evenson Design Group, now in Culver City, creating solutions for brand identity, signage, advertising, packaging, among other goals. The companies for whom he has designed are too numerous to mention, in the several hundreds, but all well known. He has won awards from U.S. and international organizations, and has published many books and periodicals. Stan has had three pieces selected for the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress. Since 2014, Stan has changed his focus to fine artist, using paint and collage, in his words, “combining my passion for vintage iconography, humor and the outrageous with an innate sense and love of design in fine art.” He works closely with his wife, Tricia, who is President and Creative Director of EDG, and is also commercially successful and a critically-acclaimed artist.

Terry Lee Rasmussen (class of 69) was on the Football (quarterback), Basketball, and Baseball teams (4 years each) at LS. He was CVC All Conference Basketball team, Honorable mention for Football. He was the leading CAL league passer in 1968, and was all-tournament team at the Anderson Basketball Invitational in Shasta in December, 1968. He was All-Metro quarterback in 1969; he received the Jacquier Memorial athletic scholarship trophy. Terry went to ARC for two years, then Chico State, playing Football (quarterback) and Basketball in both institutions. He taught and coached freshman Football and assisted with Basketball and Baseball at El Camino, 1974-75. He was an assistant coach for Football with the LS Varsity, 1977-82. He taught and coached Football at San Juan from 1982 until he retired from that coaching position in 1986, and became athletic director at San Juan through the mid-1990s. He coached Baseball at San Juan, 1984-85. He also was JV Baseball coach at San Juan in the 1990s. Terry was named CAL coach of the year in December of 1985 and co-coach of the year in 1986. He was San Juan District’s athletics program specialist from early 2000 to about 2008. Terry was a long time high school Basketball official. In May of 2007, he was named state Athletic Director of the Year and was appointed to the CIF basketball officiating committee. He was selected to the La Salle Clubs’s 21st Annual Sacramento Area coaches & Officials Hall of Fame in 2015. Terry’s dad, Cal Rasmussen, taught, coached and was an administrator at La Sierra 1957-80, and then was an administrator at San Juan High School.

Craig Gartrel Baldwin (class of 69) was born in Oakland and soon was in Carmichael, at La Sierra, where he was on the Wrestling team, was on yearbook staff, and was selected to attend the CASSA Conference. He wrote about sports for the Carmichael Courier, was in the senior class play, and won a California State Scholarship, His interest leaned toward the Beatniks, and he began filming with his Super 8 camera. He first attended UC Davis, taking film classes, then left and later attended UC Santa Barbara, and also San Francisco State University where he earned his MA. He worked in film making mid to late 1970s, then in the 1980s moved to the Mission district in San Francisco and helped found Artists’ Television Access in 1987. He amassed a huge collection of classic films, and continued making his own films, at times using parts of the old films interspersed in his. Through 2000, he filmed an account of alien occupation of Latin America and conspiracy theories as pseudo-documentaries; he retold the invasion of the American southwest by De Coronado, and he filmed science fiction allegories. In 2003, he founded Other Cinema Digital, to distribute films by independent filmmakers. He taught at UC Davis and UC Berkeley and had a 2023 book published about him by San Francisco Cinematheque. He continues his provocative commentary in his documentaries.

Deena Arlene Burkett Greenberg (class of 69) was selected “most valuable student” by the Elks Club, along with Karl Winkler; she was a lifetime member of CFS, was involved in rally extensively and was commissioner, and was a dancer. Deena won the SJUSD “1st award” in painting and sculpture. She was a Bank of America trophy winner for Fine Arts, Math, and English, and had college honors at entrance. She received an Outstanding Youth Award from the Sacramento Junior Chamber of commerce, won an award at the annual painting exhibition by the University Club of Sacramento. In the early 1970s, she had showings of her photography in Davis and at Jennifer Pauls Gallery, and at the Town and Country Arts Fiesta. She earned her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. In 2000, she had 2 Emmy nominations, and won an Emmy for Outstanding Special visual Effects for a Series, the X-Files. She also worked on visual effects in movies: Tron (1982), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), The Transformers: The Movie (1986), and “Smallville” Warner Brothers Television. She is on a list of “Famous Visual Effects Supervisors”, as a title designer and supervisor; she has done book illustrations. She is listed a Senior Office Specialist for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District,

Vincent Paul Mastracco (class of 1969) moved to Carmichael in 1967; he played Baseball and Football, and was a wrestler at LS. His brother, Robert, graduated from LS in 1973; his sister, Rosemary is deceased. He graduated from Sacramento State College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. While owning an advertising agency, he attended a party at a radio station; there, he had a chance, brief meeting with Rush Limbaugh, who expressed the importance of talk radio. Vince felt drawn to a radio show and after a couple of years, he had a weekly Saturday morning show, “Golf Talk” on KHTK (after starting on KSAC), from 1994 through 2012; he was known for a folksy delivery of a sport he eventually fell in love with. He was able to garner interviews with PGA players, including Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. Vince was honored as the sports media person of the year in 1998 by the Northern California section of the PGA. He was panel moderator for the annual First Tee of Greater Sacramento’s Hall of Fame dinner in 2005, was a leader in preparing the Sacramento Society for the Blind’s house and garden show, and supported the California Association of Rehabilitation Facilities for handicapped Californians. He continues to golf, and he is a realtor, working from Roseville since 2004. He lives in Folsom.

 Jefferey Gordon Purvis (class of 1969) was born in Oakland and lived in Gridley until 1962. He was on the Football, Track and Wrestling teams at LS; he was a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and he was a Bank of America trophy winner for Science and Mathematics. (Siblings: Sharon, 1962 Gridley HS; Suzy, LS 1968) He received his BA and JD from UC Davis, and he passed the California Bar exam in 1980. Jeff was a research attorney for the Superior Courts of Sonoma County, 1980-81, and Fresno County, 1982-83, and was a senior research attorney for the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District of California, 1983-85. From 1985-1990, he was editor in chief of the BarPassers bar review course. He is currently Professor of Law (business law and constitutional law) at San Joaquin College of Law, Clovis, California since 1993, earning Faculty Chair and Chairperson of the Faculty Committee since 2007. He has written many articles and has given numerous presentations through the 2000s. He lives in the Fresno area.

Charles Peter Ortmeyer (class of 1969) played Football at La Sierra. (His LS siblings: Jane 1968 [1949-2006]; Ann 1973; Gwen 1975; James 1976; and Susan 1981). He graduated from the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law in 1979, and was senior editor on the California Law Review. From 1979 to 1981, he was a law clerk for the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and passed the bar in 1980. He was a business lawyer and director at a San Francisco law firm and a litigator at another firm, and joined the Howard Rice Law Firm in San Francisco in 1983. He was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PeoplePC, Inc, 2000-2002. He opened his Law Offices in Alamo, California in 2003, and he is a published author.

Robert Lawrence Neverkovec (class of 69) was 3 years on the Cross Country team, and 4 years on the Track team. (Bob’s LS graduate siblings: Laurie, 1967; Larry, 1971; George, 1972, Tom, 1974, and Donald, 1977. Brother Andrew, El Camino, 1979) In 1967, Bob participated in a Burbank-Kennedy 20-mile run as a high school junior. He has owned R. L. Neverkovec Roofing in Sacramento since 1973. He is a golfer, getting a hole-in-one in 2010. He is living in Fair Oaks.

Kristine Anne Hanson (class of 69) was in GAA, a leader in class activities and dance, song leader, and Homecoming Queen at LS; she was also Homecoming Queen at Sacramento State College in 1971. In 1974, she was Playmate of the Month in Playboy Magazine. After college, Kristine began as a sports announcer and interviewer for KCRA, and filmed sports packages, through 1988; through the mid-1980s, she was the only female TV sportscaster in Northern California. She continued her education and became a meteorologist, beginning at KGO-TV in San Francisco, and then in Sacramento, continuing to 2024. She participated in Eppie’s great Race in the 1970s, and in the 1990s, she ran in the California International Marathon. She was the host of “Dirt on Gardening” for the DIY Network. Kristine has been master of ceremonies at many local charity events; she is a member of Valley Broadcast legends.

Kenneth Stanley Stewart (class of 69) ran Cross Country and was a member of the Sac-Joaquin Section JV champs in 1967, was a class and CSF officer and CSF life member, and was selected to attend the CASSA Conference. (Ken’s LS siblings: Steve, 1967 and a Navy Blue; Randy, 1972; Mark, 1973; Craig, 1977) Ken received an academic scholarship to Brigham Young University, graduating summa cum laude with honors in 1975. After serving as a missionary in Japan for two years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he graduated magna cum laude from the BYU Law School in 1978, serving as an editor on the law review, and then passed the bar exam the same year. He worked several years at the law firm of O’Melvney & Myers in Los Angeles before joining the in-house law department of Southern California Edison, where he held the positions of assistant general counsel, corporate secretary, and vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. In his church, he has served as a bishop, stake president and patriarch. He and his family live in Kimberly, Idaho.

Robert John Besso (class of 1969) played Football for 3 years, and was a notable receiver on the team at LS. (His LS graduate siblings: Laurel 1967; Rozalyn 1974; Stephen 1976) Bob served in Viet Nam; he drew draft #32 just out of high school, but instead he joined the US Army 101st Airborne Division, assigned to tanks. He was promoted to Sergeant at age 19, and took point position for nine months, leading his soldiers through hostile territory. In 1971, he was decorated with two bronze stars (combat infantry badges), an oak leaf cluster, and a bronze letter “V” for valor. He earned Soldier of the Month and was the personal body guard for a senior officer. He almost died of malaria. When it was offered to him to continue his military career at West Point, he declined. Returning to California, he attended American River College and El Camino College in Alondra Park, in Los Angeles County. He decided to cut hair, which he has done for thirty-eight years. He has continued to serve our country with 25 years working with Alcoholics Anonymous, jail and prison inmates, Boys’ Ranch and Teen Substance Addiction groups. He lives in Sacramento.

Carol Francine Delzer (class of 69) was on the Branding Iron staff and a member of Lingua Honoraria for 3 years. (Carol’s LS graduate siblings: Janie, 1966; Richard, 1967; and Patti, 1971) In 1973, Carol was attending American River College, and also selling real estate at Tom Kiernan Company, where she graduated from the his real estate training class. In 1974, she worked for Walker & Lee Real Estate Agency; that February, she received the “Mr. Lister” award from the Sacramento Board of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service for a large number of listings; she was vice chairman of the Young Realtors Committee, formed to attract young people to real estate. In early 1976, she won both the Realtor “Lister” and Realtor “Seller” awards. At age 24 in 1976, Carol was the youngest broker in the Sacramento area to run her own office in Carmichael and was overseeing a staff of 10, including her mother. She was a member of the SBOR’s Million Dollar Club and a member of the SBOR liaison committee, and a Dale Carnegie instructor. In 1977, Carol was recognized for outstanding salesmanship and Delzer Realty was named Realtor “lister of the year”. She served on California Association of Realtors’ committees. Carol designed her own unique home in the 1970s. She attended the University of San Francisco Law School, 1984-89, receiving her JD, focusing on law and mediation; she received her Master’s degree from USF in Counseling in 1993. In addition to being a certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar, she is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist licensed by the California State Board of Behavioral Science. In 1991, she founded her Family Law Center in Sacramento, helping couples resolve conflict in a meaningful way. She has authored 3 books on Divorce and Parenting, and several articles. Carol is seen as Sacramento’s leading Divorce Mediation Attorney, and is held in high regard by judges and legal professionals in Northern California. She continued as a real estate broker through 1992. She loves to travel and has been to Europe and many destinations in the U.S.

Travis Michael Murphy (class of 1969) was born April 16, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; he passed away October 22, 1999 in Citrus Heights. He played Football at LS. He was sworn in to the Marine Corps as a member of the California Platoon in August of 1969, followed by training at the Marine Corps base in San Diego. He was deployed during the Iraq War. He married Rubilouann Adams in 1982 in Santa Barbara.

Karl Winkler, (1969 grad) played Football (co-captain with Dan Robinson) and Basketball, was Student Body President; CVC Council Representative; Bank of America plaque for Vocational Arts; recognized as most valuable student by the Elks Club, was a Bee-KFBK-KOVR Football all-star, and a nor Cal Football all-star, along with all-county and all-inland Empire all-star recognition. He received the Bank of America trophy for Vocational Arts, and received the California Elks Youth scholarship and the San Juan Teachers’ Association scholarship. Karl was the Chief of the Central District Division of Planning and Local Assistance for the Department of Water Resources. He is a registered professional engineer; he earned a Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award from the California Department of Human Resources for major California water engineering works and programs. His leadership awards included programs to assist the disabled in enjoying water recreation, for a Teen Challenge faith based recovery program, and for contributions to the California United Way efforts. He was found and director of the Sacramento Valley Regional Care Coalition to help foster care and at risk youth.

Lindsey Lee Ginter (class of 69) was born in Alameda. At LS, he was in drama (many plays and musicals), was senior King, and a member of Lingua Honoraria. (Of Lindsey’s 4 siblings, one graduated from LS: Greg, 1966, and Sue attended her freshman year) He attended American River College where he was in many drama productions, and continued acting in ARC productions through 1974; he was also acting in productions at Bacchus Theatre and Eaglet Children’s Theatre. He graduated from Cal State Los Angeles and taught theatre arts there, and from 1983, Lindsey was in Los Angeles, acting in films for years through at least 2021, to include Pearl Harbor, Beverly Hills Cop III, and Argo. He was in numerous TV series to include LA Law, JAG, The X-Files, S.W.A.T., and Lost. Through the years in LA, he was in many plays and musicals.

Ted Dawson McGee (class of 1969) was on the staff of the Literary Arts Magazine, was Branding Iron photographer, and was in charge of sales for the Literary Arts Magazine at LS. Attending college in Riverside, he met his wife; they moved a lot around the country, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for 4 years while Ted was in the Navy. They settled in Atlanta, joining Lake Lanier Sailing Club, enjoying sailing and racing; Ted is a regional race officer and regional judge. They were active in the Catalina National Sailing Association since 1996, competing in regattas in the C-22 around the country. Ted served as Commodore of the C-22 Association. They both were race officers for the Yacht Race to Havana in 2017. Ted’s interests include photography, SCUBA, sailing, and traveling, for example, the Arctic Circle, Norway, Ireland and all 50 states. After “retirement”, Ted developed his love of photography, mainly landscapes and still lifes, although he works with astral-photography, imaging far off galaxies and the Milky Way, or events, such as eclipses. He is currently the Junior Sailing Program Director for Lake Lanier Sailing Club, and he and his wife work together, teaching and guiding youth in the sport they love.

William Douglas Becker (class of 69) was in choir and language clubs at LS. He attended Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, and earned his BA in Music, emphasis on Piano at CSUS. Bill is a pianist and organist; he has studied the literature of various periods of music, and also all types of music from classical to hymns to pop. He retired from SBC and now owns Becker Music Studio in Fair Oaks; he teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced piano students, both children and adults. A member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California [MTAC] since 1982, he prepares his students to attain the goals of their prestigious Certificate of Merit Program CM™. He also works with various churches in the area as accompanist for congregations and choirs, and was Director of Music and Choir at St. John the Evangelist Church in Carmichael for several years. Bill has served on the MTAC State Board of Directors, 2021-23 and is currently Chair of the MTAC Foundation Committee. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Sacramento Valley Chapter. His son, Gabe, has taught in the area since 2001, and teaches classical guitar at the studio.

Daniel Lincoln Robinson (class of 1969) was a member of the Math Club, and played Football (co-captain with Karl Winkler) and Baseball, and was on the Track and Wrestling teams at LS. He won in his Wrestling division at the CVC tournament and was team captain, and received honorable mention in the CVC for Football. He received the Wright Hustle Award. (His LS graduate siblings: Edward 1964; Michael 1968 [1949-2001]; James 1970; Ann 1974; Carol 1977; and Bryan 1980.) After graduation, Dan was drafted into the Army and served 6 years. He then worked as a welder, then was in a sales position with a wood products company in Rocklin. He then worked as a national sales manager in New Mexico, selling in all 50 states and international markets, such as Mexico City, Taiwan, and Israel. He bought the Sierra Safety Company in Newcastle in 1999, is still President and is active in the daily management of the company. Dan and his wife Elise now live on 92 acres on a hilltop property in Prescott, Arizona.

Challis Jean Mariotti Brennan (class of 69) was born in Pasadena, and her family moved to Carmichael in the early 1960s. At LS, she was editor of the Literary Arts Magazine, was an officer of CSF, a member of Quill and Scroll, and received a Bank of America certificate and trophy for Foreign Language. Challis graduated from UC Davis in 1973. C.S.V., Inc. was a family corporation consisting of a plumbing company and a real estate development company; she worked for the company from 1980, retiring in 2016 with the selling of the business. She was a member of the tour committee for the Building Industry Association of Superior California’s Tour of Homes. Challis and her husband are a members at North Ridge Country Club, participating in many invitationals and tournaments. She was a marshal at the ninth green at the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club in 2015, and was actually the “hole captain”, responsible for all the marshals on the ninth hole. Challis and her husband divide their time between North Ridge Country Club and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach. 

Bruce Allen Bachen (class of 69) was on the Cross Country and Track teams, selected most valuable Cross Country member and Captain and finished in the top 10 at the CVC section meet, was a member of Quill & Scroll, and was on the staff and editor of the Literary Arts Magazine. He was Senior Class President and life member of the California Scholarship Federation. Bruce attended UC Davis, majoring in biological sciences; he was awarded a Rotary International full travel and tuition scholarship in 1970 for a year of study overseas, and completed undergraduate science classes at the U of Adelaide in South Australia. He graduated from UC Davis with a BS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, where he worked for a while as a research assistant on endangered species. He worked for the University of Michigan’s Great Lakes Research Division on power plant impact studies in Lake Michigan; he earned a Master of Science degree in fisheries, forestry and wildlife while there, and his thesis dealt with effects of zinc on fish activity and respiration. In 1979, Bruce moved to Alaska, where he worked for the Alaska Trollers Association for 2 years, then worked for 18 years as the operations manager for Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, dedicated to improving salmon harvest; he was responsible for management and technical oversight of all hatchery and lake stocking projects, and groundwater-fed spawning channels. While in Sitka, he was elected to 3 terms on the Sitka School Board. Later, Bruce moved to Bainbridge Island and worked for Seattle Public Utilities: initially on the design and implementation of salmon passage and hatchery projects included in the Cedar River Habitat Conservation Plan and then managed the City of Seattle’s stormwater program and compliance with the Clean Water Act. He retired in 2013 and currently lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Sally Lynn Ryland Whittaker (class of 69) was Sports Editor on Roundup staff, was the Junior Class representative, was JV Cheerleader and Head Songleader, a newspaper correspondent for the San Juan Record, a member of Quill & Scroll, and a life member of CSF at LS. (sister Gail, LS grad 1970; brother Stephen, Denver CO grad) Sally was a member of the Junior Tennis Team at Glen Oaks. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, was a CAL Big Game princess, and actively involved with campus concerts and many organizations. Sally was also selected to serve as a Junior Hostess at the Munich Olympics in 1972. After graduating from CAL, she received the Sumner Mering Award in 1974 given by the UC Berkeley Alumni, for contributing the most to extracurricular activities at the University. In 1981, Sally married Brad Whittaker [1949-2020], LS class of 1968. She had worked at the UC Berkeley Alumni camp, the Lair of the Bear, and camped every summer for many years, along with Brad and their children. After retiring as a buyer and merchandise manager in women’s retail for several years, Sally enjoyed volunteering in many local Moraga non-profit organizations and was also an instructional assistant in the classroom for 13 years at Camino Pablo Elementary School in Moraga. She is past President of the Board of Directors for Rescue 1 Foundation, supporting the local fire district and emergency medical service. She is currently President of the Friends of the Moraga Library and also very active with Moraga Country Club.

 

The following biographies are of classmates that have passed away.

 

Terrill “Terry” Brent Mayer (class of 69) was born in September of 1951 in Lodi, California; he passed away April 14, 2022 in Carmichael. He graduated from La Sierra in 1969, where he played Baseball, Basketball, and Football; he went on to graduate from Sacramento State in 1973 with a liberal arts degree, where he broke six Baseball school records, one being, now a tie, nine triples in a year. His record of sixteen career triples remains uncontested. He was a masonry contractor, following his uncles in the construction business. After losing the use of both of his legs, determined, he learned to walk again, and golf, earning three holes-in-one at 70 years old. He loved his wife, Irish Wolfhounds, sports, and musicians, reflected in his tattoos. (His sister, Robin Mayer, graduated from LS in 1971.)

Richard “Dick” Arthur Cook (class of 69) was born October 22, 1951; he passed away July 14, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. Dick represented LS at Elks Club; he was in drama: actor, set design and construction. He received the Bank of America certificate for Drama, and the California Elks Youth Leadership award. Dick continued acting at ARC and SCC; he received an acting scholarship from SCC for the summer Shakespeare Festival, July 1970. He was a member of the Centerplayers at the Crossroads. After receiving training at the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands, he was a member of San Francisco Dance Theatre beginning in early 1973; he also appeared with the San Francisco Opera Ballet and the Marin Civic Ballet. While at Marin, he received a scholarship to study at Joffrey Ballet School in New York City in July of 1976. He joined the Pennsylvania Ballet Company in 1977, and danced and choreographed there and at the Pennsylvania Opera Theatre. He was on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Ballet School in the 1980s, and choreographed many ballets, for the Atlanta Ballet and Dayton Ballet, and one of which he premiered at the Berkeley Conservatory Ballet. He taught ballet at Juilliard from 2000, and was a guest teacher at professional dance companies throughout the U.S. He was a three-time recipient of choreographic fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Bradford “Brad” Pace Whittaker was born November 23, 1949 in Alameda; he passed away June 14, 2020 in Moraga. Brad graduated from La Sierra in 1968 where he played Football for 4 years, and was married to 1969 graduate, Sally Ryland, having met her at the ages of 16 and 15. Brad was raised in Lafayette, but in 1962 his family moved to Carmichael. He and Sally both attended UC Berkeley; he graduated in 1973 with a BS in Business Administration. While at Berkeley, he worked at the UC Berkeley Alumni camp, the Lair of the Bear. They lived in Moraga, California, where he worked in sales and printing. Brad was a member of the Orinda RoadRunners, and ran with them frequently and entered marathons, including the California International Marathon. He saw that his family vacationed every year at Lair of the Bear, where Brad volunteered hours at the camp preparing meals.

Bennie Eugene Dillon Jr. passed away October 10, 1990. His siblings Barbara (1973) and Dion (1976) graduated from La Sierra. Ben was prominent in Sacramento junior golf from at least 1966, playing in the Sacramento City Junior Golf Championships in 1966 and 1967. He was a star golfer and medalist at La Sierra, at UC Davis 1969-70, at ARC 1970-71, and at SSC through 1973 receiving medalist honors. He played in the Haggin Oaks State Fair Golf Championships, 1969 through 1972; he golfed at Sierra View Country Club with a three-handicap, and in May of 1970, scored a hole-in-one. Ben played in the Cameron Park Pro-Am golf tournament sponsored by touring star Bob Lunn, and he played in the Northern California Golf Association’s Amateur Match Play Championship at Pebble Beach in the early 1970s and played in “team” tournaments at Pebble Beach under the Northern California Golf Association in the 1980s.

Donald James “Jim” Golden Jr. was born June 10, 1951 in Walla Walla, Washington; he passed away February 4, 2001 in Folsom, California. Jim’s dad, Donald James Golden Sr. taught and coached at La Sierra, 1956-58, then was an administrator at Encina High School, followed by ROP director for the District. Siblings Tom (1970) and Mary (1976) also graduated from La Sierra. Jim played Football and Basketball, and was on the Track team at La Sierra. He was one of the twelve students selected to attend the Sacramento County Youth Conference, and one of the representatives to the Capital Valley Conference Student Council, both in 1967; he also was a representative to the CASSA Leadership Conference. He was a life member of CSF. Jim graduated from UC Davis in 1973, earned his JD from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to the California State Bar in November of 1979. He was a lawyer in Santa Clara and then Sacramento until 1987; he then became a structured settlement consultant with Kenneth Wells & Associates, and then Ringler Associates in Sacramento. Jim loved the outdoors, and was an environmentalist working to preserve open spaces and wildlife habitats. He was the father of a daughter and a son and the grandfather of three.

Christine Ann Goodrich was born in Washington; she passed away in an accident in 1972 at Tioga Pass near Yosemite. At La Sierra, she was in drama and musicals, was a dancer, worked on the Literary Arts Magazine, and was a Bank of America trophy winner for English and Social Science. Her dad taught at La Sierra, 1956-60, then was administrator in several schools in the district. Her sister Jackie (1965) and brother Jeffrey (1974) both graduated from La Sierra. In the early 1960s, Christy was a pianist in recitals, an actor with the Eaglet Childrens’ Theatre, and was a member of the Sacramento Junior Ballet dance company. She was living in Davis.

Steven Robert Anderson (class of 1969) was born in Kane, Pennsylvania; he passed away July 13, 2003 in Stockton. (His LS grad siblings: Greg, 1968; Karl, 1971 [1953-2000]; Laura, 1972. Brother Jeff, Del Campo 1974 [1958-2005].) He starred (center) in Basketball for 4 years, and also played Baseball and held offices in his class and student body. He was a representative to the San Juan District Student Council. He received a Student Body Service award, and he was awarded a Bank of America certificate of merit for Science and trophies for English and Mathematics. He was presented with the James Ledbetter Memorial Award. He received a California State Scholarship, and a UC Davis Regents’ Scholarship. Steve was co-valedictorian at graduation. Following his time at UC Davis, and his graduation from dental school, he was a dentist in Stockton, California until his passing.

Donald James “Jim” Golden Jr. was born June 10, 1951 in Walla Walla, Washington; he passed away February 4, 2001 in Folsom, California. Jim’s dad, Donald James Golden Sr. taught and coached at La Sierra, 1956-58, then was an administrator at Encina High School, followed by ROP director for the District. Siblings Tom (1970) and Mary (1976) also graduated from La Sierra. Jim played Football and Basketball, and was on the Track team at La Sierra. He was one of the twelve students selected to attend the Sacramento County Youth Conference, and one of the representatives to the Capital Valley Conference Student Council, both in 1967; he also was a representative to the CASSA Leadership Conference. He graduated from UC Davis in 1973, earned his JD from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to the California State Bar in November of 1979. He was a lawyer in Santa Clara and then Sacramento until 1987; he then became a structured settlement consultant with Kenneth Wells & Associates, and then Ringler Associates in Sacramento. Jim loved the outdoors, and was an environmentalist working to preserve open spaces and wildlife habitats.

Janis Rasmussen Robinson Bronson (class of 69) was born November 25, 1951; she passed away in an automobile accident in 2016 in Ashland, Oregon. (Jan’s LS grad siblings: Mayre, 1962 [1944-1998]; Craig, 1971; and Gayle, 1975) At LS, Jan was in drama, a girls’ league officer, a member of Lingua Honoraria 4 years, on the Accreditation Committee, and a member of Trackettes. She reported LS activities to the Carmichael Courier. Jan won a California State Scholarship. She attended UC Davis, and became a nurse. From 1984 she was a member of the Arden Manor Recreation and Park District Board; she resigned in January of 1987 because she was moving outside the community. After living in Palo Alto working as a nurse in the 1980s and 1990s, and living in Pacific Grove, then Scotts Valley, California, in the early 2000s she and her husband, James Bronson, retired to Ashland, Oregon. Jan was an avid hiker.

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