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TCHS Alumni Assn. Membership


Membership is FREE and open to all former students of Temple City High School. There are two types of membership: Registrant and Subscriber. Registrants may read news, communicate with other members, post updates and keep a personal journal to share experiences with others. (Privacy)


FREE registration does not help us pay the costs of the site. Subscription to TCHS Alumni News is easy, and at $12 per year it's a bargain. You get expanded personal web space and a members-only mailbox at plus early heads-up on more goodies as the site grows, and you may participate in more features of the site. We use revenue to pay the expenses of the web site and incidental costs. Classes with at least 20 subscribed member receive certain additional services. [More Information]

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Alumni and advertisers can build their own sites under the association umbrella. Participating sites can also operate under their own domains.
The association is managed by a board of directors.
Membership Analysis
Tallies by class and location.
Additional Services
Any class with at least 20 subscribed (paid) members is eligible to have a comprehensive class web site with its own newsletter, calendar and photo gallery. For details use the Inquiries form.


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Business Plan

This is a temporary statement of your association's business plan. A fuller exposition of our hopes will be forthcoming if and when we develop funding to achieve its objectives.


Member Communication: It is our hope to improve continuously those features of the site that help members and classmates communicate both individually and as groups.

Scholarship Support: It is our hope that we might be able to build an endowment that would support scholarships for post-secondary education for both recent graduates, lifetime learners, and eventually the descendants of former alumni. Ideas for creating and funding such opportunities are earnestly sought and welcomed.


Revenue will come from Subscriptions, Fees and Advertising. Both annual and lifetime subscriptions will be offered, starting at a token $1 per month. Fees will be charged for reunion support and other labor intensive activities of the staff including development of group emails and other management services for special events. Advertising may be offered to businesses (a) in Temple City; (b) belonging to or employing enrolled alumni; (c) otherwise supporting the objectives of the association.

The association receives no support from any institution, including Temple City High School and the Temple City Unified School District.


Current expenses include website registration and technical support; collection and editing of news and images; support of affinity groups (e.g., classes, clubs...) within the association; and other activities; Internet access and other telecommunications; taxes, licenses, legal and accounting fees..

Long term expenses might include development of an endowment for the support of the site during editorial transitions and annual legal registrations.

Spam and our Brothers and Sisters Around the World

We do not send spam, and we wish others would follow the same policy. Unfortunately that is not the case.

We've been bothered since 2010 by someone who sends spurious member registrations to our server, apparently in an attempt to gain some sort of benefit we cannot fathom. No harm is done, and they do not get any benefit, but they keep doing it. Sometimes you'll see their phony names in the New Member list. We delete them as we spot them, but we cannot watch the site 24/7. Based on the spelling of the phony names, we infer the attacks are coming from Russia. The poor scoundrels are more to be pitied than scorned, as that is apparently their best shot at earning a living. (Russia is, of course, famous for inventing what others have already invented. A 1950s joke said that the most successful Russian inventor was Comrade Reguspatoff. Think about it.) So, Pоссийский Γовноед, иди в жопу! (If you understand Russian and are not among the culprits, our apologies. Superior culturally aware insults are invited.) -RC

The Bleat Beat: Updates & Comments

What Wooly Quadrupeds are saying. Register, sign in and contribute your 84 cents worth (inflation stinks, doesn't it?). Type an Update on your profile page. The latest 99 comments will appear here, and a subset appears also on the home page.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 10-Aug-2017 )
News has reached us of hte passing of Linda Skelley Kerkow '61. No further information is available here at this time.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 8-Aug-2017 )
Congratulations to Richard Veit '66 on publication of his second novel. LINK

Richard Veit 1966 ( 8-Aug-2017 )
My second novel, PARALLELOGRAPH, is part historical literature, part romance, and part sci-fi adventure. It tells the story of how far a courageous young woman might go, against incredible odds, to save the life of someone she loves.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 20-Jul-2017 )
Note the reunion info for Class of '67's Sept 30 event.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 17-May-2017 )
After two weeks of silence I conclude The Ramble has ceased production for the year. I look forward to new episodes of this fun feature in the fall.

Christine (Mutter) Gill 1968 ( 24-Feb-2017 )
Class/1968 is having its 50th Reunion in Temecula on 9/26, 2018. More info: Chris Gill at 760– 703–9970 or on the Facebook group "Class of 1968 50th Reunion". Please get in touch and plan to attend.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 19-Feb-2017 )
TCHS me hizo bilingüe. Y un poco mas. リーズ・クラーク

Harmony Plantenga Brown 1997 ( 9-Feb-2017 )
Hi guys Class of 1997 reunion is September23, 2017 Time and place tba. I will keep you posted so check back soon.

Ron Moon 1964 ( 18-Dec-2016 )
Revised link to class of '64 website LINK

Ron Moon 1964 ( 18-Dec-2016 )
Class of 1964 website updated Dec 1916 LINK

Rees Clark 1960 ( 9-Dec-2016 )
Our page view count is now at just over 2,230,000. Thank you! Please encourage your classmates to register. Are you from 1995? Did you play TCHS sports? This winter we'll be adding "sub-sites" (groups for individual classes or interests).

Rees Clark 1960 ( 23-Nov-2016 )
On your profile, the New Messages count has moved to the profile menu below your name.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 16-Nov-2016 )
Someone one day told the graduation committee he/she had proofread the diploma cover for 1985. Perhaps a bit of shaming is in order.

Orval Franklin Hart, Jr. 1957 ( 12-Oct-2016 )
Still alive and kicking (well, maybe not so much kicking). :-)

Rees Clark 1960 ( 26-Sep-2016 )
Sadly I must report that Shelley Hawkins Couch '60 passed away today. I will post more information if/when it becomes available. Reported by Janell Marr Gregson.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 19-Sep-2016 )
We've added a new "reporter" feature. If you would like to be the class coordinator for your class, see my profile and the My News Reports feature. Your articles will be automatically linked several ways once published. See the News for details. LINK

Cherice Lopez 1996 ( 19-Sep-2016 )
Class of 1996 is having our 20th High School reunion, contact cherice.lopez1@gmail for more information. LINK

Virginia (Roberts) Barth 1970 ( 30-Aug-2016 )
Anyone around from the class of 1970?

Thomas Edward Parrington 1957 ( 26-Aug-2016 )
I have sad news about the death of my sister Marylynne Parrington who was a graduate of the class of 1963. She died in a small plane crash in Columbia, CA piloted by her son Dan Kruetzfeldt. His wife Kristin and Mary's husband Claude Chandler also.

Sherry McNulty 1962 ( 9-Aug-2016 )
Hello. Happy to be part of the alumni of Temple City High. Coming up on 55 years WOW. 🐏

Rees Clark 1960 ( 16-Jul-2016 )
We have made the Member Messaging system more robust. It now fully supports replies. Look up a friend in the member list and click Send... Each private message is saved, and the recipient is notified by ordinary email. Try it today!

Rees Clark 1960 ( 22-Jun-2016 )
We're experimenting with new looks for the home and selected other pages. This is in part to make them more accessible via small mobile devices. Comments are welcome.

Read/Hide: Expanded Articles Coming Soon
Rees Clark 1960 ( 17-Jun-2016 )
Welcome back, Bill Divale!

Glenda JoAnn Bauer 1980 ( 4-May-2016 )
I glad to be a new member, I now live in Seaford, De, and lived in Montana for 16 years, I love Temple City, it is a small town favorite place of mine.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 29-Apr-2016 )
hi its me robin today in singapore its really hot is a nice day to jump into the pool

Michael Burns 1965 ( 8-Mar-2016 )
I retired 2-1/2 years ago, unexpectedly, do to a life threatening illness. Against medical advice I undertook natural methods of healing. No chemo, surgery or radiation. Nothing but herbs, juicing and money, and today 3 years out I'm healthy!

Rees Clark 1960 ( 3-Feb-2016 )
Experimenting with user interface to improve view on mobile devices. Try the site in horizontal layout on your phone, please, and let me know of issues.

Tara (Coleman) Worthington 1966 ( 26-Dec-2015 )
Here is the Eventbrite link to the Temple City High School Class of '66 50th Reunion page. You can write your autobiography now and send! LINK

Tara (Coleman) Worthington 1966 ( 26-Dec-2015 )
Hi Fellow Classmates of the Class of '66! Our 50th Class Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Arcadia Embassy Suites Hotel. You can buy your ticket(s) now ($95)online at Look for TCHS Class of '66 50th Reunion. LINK

Rees Clark 1960 ( 19-Dec-2015 )
Testing images. My friend Michael Twiggs at Garden of Eden project with students from First Place School, Seattle.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 8-Dec-2015 )
Welcome, new members in Nov: Stepheny Heller, Christine Downing, Oscar Almaraz.

Jody (Greenberg) Kahra 1980 ( 8-Dec-2015 )
That would be the class of 1980, even though I am getting old so maybe it could be

Jody (Greenberg) Kahra 1980 ( 8-Dec-2015 )
Hi everyone from TCHS. I'm from the classic of 1980. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Rees Clark 1960 ( 19-Nov-2015 )
Members: Upload a portrait to your profile! It will also serve as an avatar accompanying your contributions elsewhere on the site.

Anne (Collins) Walker 1956 ( 11-Nov-2015 )
I am donating a copy of REAGAN REMEMBERED to the TCHS library, as I am a contributor and also an alumni, TCHS Class of 1956.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 4-Nov-2015 )
A bug in the login form has been repaired. Please join us! We have about 15,000 alumni yet to be found and registered.

Israel E Hernandez 1994 ( 28-Aug-2015 )
I live in Huntington Beach now.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 15-Jun-2015 )
TCHS Alumni News has now had 1,694,453 page views since we adopted the current platform in 2004, not including hits on individual news items. Tell your friends; we need the encouragement.

Jane (McNeil) Wimmer 1960 ( 11-Jun-2015 )
Almost 3 years into retirement and enjoying life in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley away from the madness of the DC area.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 10-Jun-2015 )
Class of 1960: Some of the usual suspects have made noises about a reunion this coming fall or winter. Interested? Write me via my profile and beome a victim (er, that is, committee member)!

Thomas Edward Parrington 1957 ( 15-May-2015 )
Just registered to keep up as our 1957 Class Correspondence has not been available. If anyone is looking, I am living in the Mother Lode in the Sierra Foothills outside of Sonora, CA on a small ranch which my parents owed since the late 1960s.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 4-May-2015 )
Per US News, TCHS is ranked #111 among some 600 California high schools and #532 among over 19,000 nationwide. The AP® participation rate is 59 percent. The 2,024 students are 51 percent male. There are 81 teachers.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 1-May-2015 )
Working on moving older journal posts to their own page "behind" the profile. The latest 3-5 items (to be determined) will remain on the profile. LINK

Doug McBride 1968 ( 18-Apr-2015 )
Hello Classmates! If anyone has contact info on Bob Morrow, I would appreciate a heads up.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 12-Apr-2015 )
Today we did a bit of cleanup on the journaling feature. Give it a try! Just go to your profile and type a message in the Update form at the top. It will appear on your profile and also echo on the home and updates pages. You can add a link, too!

Gary Ranker 1960 ( 23-Feb-2015 )
Would love to catch up. I do travel 80% of time abroad for work and sometimes pleasure so email is best.

David Bilar 1981 ( 9-Feb-2015 )
OMG! I sooooooooooooo happpy!! THANKS REES!

Stephanie (Riffel) McGrew 1985 ( 30-Jan-2015 )
Not much, just checking things out.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 26-Jan-2015 )
Just received notice from Kathy Springer Hendricks '60 that Dick (Beckley) Dickson '60 died today in Nevada. He leaves his wife Jill Stelle Dickson '60. More info as we receive it.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 11-Jan-2015 )
About seven registered alumni live abroad, with Canada having about half. BTW, we only know the whereabouts of roughly one-tenth of all graduates. Where are the others? Help them to register!

Rees Clark 1960 ( 11-Jan-2015 )
Four US states have no TCHS grads: They are MS, ND, WI, WY. At the other extreme, at least one dozen live in ID, NY, MO, VA, UT, FL, CO, TX, OR, NV, WA, AZ, and CA. Why?

Rees Clark 1960 ( 10-Jan-2015 )
Beverly is right! Tell your classmates. This is a labor of love, not a commercial venture; your participation is the key. LINK

Beverly (Johnson) Ashley 1958 ( 10-Jan-2015 )
Jeez, not too many people have signed up or signed in recently.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 18-Dec-2014 )
This is not a good month. Just learned of passing of Pat Finch '60 by way of Facebook.

Kathy (Springer) Hendricks 1960 ( 5-Dec-2014 )
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of "Bunky". We had many happy times in the neighborhood and in brownie / girl scouts.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 9-Nov-2014 )
Last week Class of 1960 lost the lovely Barbara (Bunky) Kahn Millard. Very sad.

bill post 1965 ( 4-Oct-2014 )
retired ??

Rees Clark 1960 ( 31-Aug-2014 )
Just learned of the death of classmate Sharon Huff '60 in about 1984/5. Reported by her sister Ginny '65.

Penelope (Penny Weisz) Ford 1960 ( 31-Aug-2014 )
I have finally became aware of this web site.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 9-Jul-2014 )
Visiting Clarks have arrived from Singapore! Small bicycle delivery is in the offing.

Tedd (Jason) Woodford 1986 ( 4-Feb-2014 )
Working to improve Emergency Department efficiency.

Richard Veit 1966 ( 17-Jan-2014 )
My novel, HOME SWEET HOME FRONT, is a nostalgic return to the vanished America of World War II, a coming-of-age story that follows teenager Wesley Brower on the fast track to manhood amidst the tragedies of global conflict. LINK

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 12-Jan-2014 )
Rewrote the "Diaspora" page to update alumni distribution dynamically. We note CA keeps its predominant position as "home," with AZ, NV, OR, WA, enjoying proximity. East of the Rockies, CO leads all states. Expect another surge there based on chemistry.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 1-Jan-2014 )
Happy 2014, everyone! This will be a good year to volunteer as an associate editor (we especially need a local TC news coordinator) or a class coordinator. Thanks for your interest and participation.

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 8-Dec-2013 )
Working on next revision to Update/Journal format for profile and other pages.

Thomas Francis Brown 1962 ( 6-Dec-2013 )
Sad News: Coach Ed Mohr passed away on Saturday, November 30. He was a Great Coach and person that inspired me to do my best. My prayers go out to you and your family. Thank you for your friendship & lessons of life that you taught me. Rest in Peace

Ray Scrafield 1961 ( 15-Nov-2013 )
My wife Barb and I sold our home in 07 and went full time RVing. After 3 years we came back and bought a mobile home in Huntington Beach. We are living the dream here. Love it.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 15-Nov-2013 )
This would be a good day for alumni to post some upbeat news.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 15-Nov-2013 )
Pat Henry Morse '60 writing in Facebook announced the passing of Joan Doss Ireland '64, saying "She was a wonderful person & great friend."

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 12-Nov-2013 )
Registered about 40 new members who attended Class of 1978's open reunion in September. If you have a class list, please write to request specification for group registration with name, class year and email; other data optional.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 20-Oct-2013 )
Just surfing, found an old article from the Arcadia Tribune or TC Times by the long-time SG Valley columnist Helen Schrader. I will link it here in a moment. Follow the link to the source; perhaps you'd care to search for other TC articles to post. LINK

Read/Hide: TC Times Redux
Robert Wasson 1996 ( 17-Oct-2013 )
Living in Poway Ca. I'm on FB although I dont check it often. Bit it would be cool to re-connect with old classmates. The latest on me: We've had our 2nd lil princess. Madelaina Rae is 9 moths old now. I'm still in the Navy. I went Officer last year. LINK

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 16-Oct-2013 )
Added new photo montage and background color to layout.

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 15-Oct-2013 )
Twitter users please note: Tweets posted with @tchsalumni will now echo below the news. Another way to share news. We will monitor for spam and see how this works out.

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 15-Oct-2013 )
You can now "like" us on Facebook. See the LIKE link at the bottom of our main menu at left.

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 14-Oct-2013 )
This is an example of the new News/Update feature. Click More to expand to the complete article. Follow the link to see how it all works! LINK

Read/Hide: News-Update Feature Added to Journaling
Rees Clark 1960 ( 13-Oct-2013 )
What local stores do you remember? See the Facebook "old TC" site. LINK

Rocky Curtiss 1962 ( 11-Oct-2013 )
I learned recently of the passing of my good friend, Jim Dwyer (class of '64) who died October, 26 2005 after a battle with cancer. I have attached the obit. LINK

Rocky Curtiss 1962 ( 11-Oct-2013 )
We moved from our home of 40 years, Redlands, CA to Spokane, WA to be near our daughter who is doing great but still has issues from surgery to remove a large brain tumor in 2010. We are loving the Pacific Northwest.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 7-Oct-2013 )
Fun, interesting discussion on Facebook RE the length of girls' skirts in the 60s and 70s. LINK

Elizabeth (Ross) Anderson 1960 ( 9-Sep-2013 )
I see everything I wrote before is gone except for my first trip to Israel. I am completely retired from teaching and owning apartment complexes. My web site

Lynn (Davis) Mortensen 1960 ( 7-Sep-2013 )
Still downhill skiing faster than most so they can't run into me. But I don't jump cornices and limit the air time. LINK

Harmon Heed 1960 ( 6-Sep-2013 )
I'm happy, healthy and retired with my wife on the Suncoast of Florida.

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 6-Sep-2013 )
Pleased to note the surge of recent updates following a general email about the open reunion. Now that you're familiar with the system we hope you'll continue to stay in touch.

Steve Gerhart 1965 ( 6-Sep-2013 )
Retired to a lake in North Carolina. But I miss the Pacific.

Beverly (Johnson) Ashley 1958 ( 5-Sep-2013 )
Waiting for ski season. Real email: "Classmates" along with the other pay-to-play 'alumni' sites, is a monumental ripoff.

Julie Grant 1979 ( 5-Sep-2013 )
I am doing just fine. Living in San Dimas, CA, Married with two grown boys. I own my own business. LINK

Andy Sichler 1960 ( 5-Sep-2013 )
We are still enjoying retirement with lots of motor home travel, winters in Arizona and when the snow clears back to beautiful Sisters, Oregon. Suzie and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this month and will mark the occasion with a crui

Beth (Dabrowski) Skala 1965 ( 5-Sep-2013 )
Moved further north up the east coast of Vancouver Island to Nanaimo in 2008. A great place to retire. Joined a writers' group and have published several books of poetry and short stories.

Jane (McNeil) Wimmer 1960 ( 5-Sep-2013 )
After one year of retirement from Northrop Grumman, I can say with honesty that I don't miss the job, just the people.

Vaunell (Saville) Temple 1963 ( 5-Sep-2013 )
Glad to have been raised in Temple City in the 'Good Ole Days', when life was fun, safe and exciting. We had great friendships that have lasted for more than 50 years. Only those who lived it will understand.

Rees Clark 1960 ( 30-Jun-2013 )
Just back from ad hoc 1960 mini-reunion with Janell Marr Gregson and Carol Cordes Marmaduke. Nice side trip to the Columbia gorge, which is of course, "gorgeous."

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 15-May-2013 )
Just received word of passing of Doris Snyder '60 in February. I hate posting these notices; I guess it goes with the calendar.

Edith Maxwell 1970 ( 10-Apr-2013 )
My murder mystery, Speaking of Murder, was published in September, 2012, under pen name Tace Baker. A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die, My first Local Foods mystery comes out in June under my own name from Kensington. LINK

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 2-Feb-2013 )
Janet Flippin Slaton has advised the editor of the passing of Roberta "Bobbie" Johnson Norberg on January 31. Details will follow as they become available.

TCHS Alumni Administrator ( 20-Jan-2013 )
Anyone know "William Shirreffs;" - he managed to register with no class year while we had a bug in 2005. There are others in same boat. :-(

Ron Moon 1964 ( 16-Nov-2012 )
Updated class of "64 website Nov. 2012 LINK

Phil Thorndyke 1960 ( 27-Oct-2012 )
Phil Thorndyke, 1942-2012

Read/Hide: Phil's Biography
Alan Large 1961 ( 13-Jul-2012 )
I left the Gaming Industry in Las Vegas in February of 2009 and moved to the Philippines to teach at a local university here on Mindanao. I married a beautiful Filipina and we both work at the same university.