- Class of 1959 Reunion Announcement
- Fred Folsom '58
- Assn. to Compile Comprehensive List of Aiumni
- Gary Ranker '60, friend, father, career coach
- Class of '69 Reunion Search Continues
- Newspaper, Yearbook Take Writing Honors
- Class of '89 Schedules 30th Year Reunion
- '70s Rams Roundup!' theme for 'Class of 73 PLUS' reunion
- Former Oak Ave. Teacher Ronda Carlson Celebrates 80th Birthday
- C/78 Loses Rhemrev, Holcomb
- TC Little League Anticipates 65th Year
- Class of '69 Sets Reunion May 17, 2019
- New (Experimental) Features
- Ramble Returns
- Kevin Carey '75
Born Aug. 26, 1939, in Berkeley, Calif., the oldest child of John E. (Jack) Folsom and Betty Louise (Farmer) Folsom, the family shortly thereafter moved to San Gabriel. Aside from a brief, 10-month period in 1964-65, when he lived in Chicago, he remained in the San Gabriel Valley for his entire life. He attended Temple City schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating from Temple City High School with the class of 1958.
He followed his father into the foundry industry and later held sales positions in the foundry industry before retiring and turning his energy and his love of cooking into a catering business. Working side by side with his wife, Myra, the "Cooknduo" prepared and served dinners for banquets and trade shows, mostly located at the Masonic Lodge in Arcadia. His association with the Masons spanned more than half his life; he became a Master Mason in 1961.
He was married three times, to Barbara Anderson, Tania Stremel, and Myra Roberson, whom he had met through their mutual association with the foundry industry, and to whom he was married for 25 years.
He is survived by his mother, Betty; his sister, Sally Ervolina; his sister-in-law, Joyce Folsom of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; his sons, Fred Jr. (Jennifer), and Chad; his daughter, Clara Dyer (Marty); his grandchildren Shannon and Courtney Folsom; Kelsey, Alexis and Emily Bunt; Jonathan and Matthew Folsom; his great-granddaughter Brooklyn; and his friend since the age of 14, Art Leonard, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Excerpted in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Apr. 26, 2019. The complete obituary is available at the following link.
"Drawn to other cultures, he left days after graduating from Redlands to go to Europe. In Cologne, Germany, he studied at the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft and Thunderbird. By age 30, he was the European Marketing Director and acting CEO in Germany and France for Hallmark International and was later CEO of Textron in Australia. He received his doctorate from Fielding Graduate University in 1983.
Having been approached by Jack Welch to be one of GE’s first change agents, he was known as the father of executive coaching. He was cited by Forbes as being one of 'Top Five Executive Coaches on the World' and the Financial Times described him as 'One of the 50 Most Important Global Thought Leaders.'
He was nationally recognized for his powerful activism and bravery as an early champion of the Gay Rights Movement.
Throughout his incredible life, our dad inspired and empowered so very many people to be better, to treat those around them with love, respect and dignity and to absolutely love life. This is how he will be remembered. This is how I will always remember him."
Gary Ranker. Kindle. Global Mindset Coaching: Perspectives and Practices from a Coaching Pioneer
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"Rampage newspaper staff member Philycius Tjong placed second in news writing. Rampage staff Kailyn Huang, Christina Zhang, Thalia Loi, Zoe Hsu, Kaiya Pomeroy-Tso, Kathryn Hoang, Steven Salas, Tuan Nguyen, Jackie Sun, Elisa Xu, Matthew Kwan and Michelle Le all placed in their competition categories."
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7:00 PM Reception
12:00 AM Event End
Informal Cocktail Attire Suggested
No Host Cash Bar
$ 80.00 before 04/28/2019
$ 90.00 before 07/28/2019
$ 100.00 thereafter
Non Attendee booklet
Add On Items
$ 25.00 Extra Booklet
$ 25.00 Business Card Ad
All reunion prices are per person. Reunion alumni directory/biography booklets are complimentary with alumni reunion attendance. Walk-in reservations will only be accepted if space permits.
Sleeping Room Reservations: Courtyard by Marriott Pasadena/Monrovia or call 800-927-8195, mention Temple City High School Class of 1989 Reunion for very special pricing, space is limited, offer expires 8/28/19.
To make your music requests for the reunion, see our Facebook page before 8/28/19.
Details: Join us from 6-11 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Plans are currently being developed for other events over the weekend.
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Her son Dean Carlson asks, "Please send a brief note to her through my email. How she made a difference in your life I would like to see just how many people's lives she touched through the years , I'd like to share with her this info while she can still comprehend the magnitude, impact she had on all you. I believe some 8000 students over 28 years went thru her classes. In advance I would like to thank you. This will be nice to hear how she touched all your lives!!!!"
Editor's Note: Registered members can also comment below within this article.
Update: It would appear not too many people discovered this article before the actual date of interest. If you're a late arrival, I'm sure Mr. Carlson would still like to hear from you. —RC
"In 2019 Temple City American Little League will celebrate its 65th season. If you have any pictures, stories, memories, or memorablia that you would like to share from your time or your children's time in the league, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening Ceremonies are tentatively planned for March 2nd. We invite all alumni to attend. Please spread the word to anyone you know who was a part of TCALL.
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Wow!! Can you believe it has been 50 years since we walked the halls of our beloved high school? Our planning committee has been working hard to create an awesome reunion event.
Where: Riverside Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
When: Friday, May 17, 2019
Registration & Happy Hour 5:00
Cost: $90 per person
Send payment to:
P.O. Box 505
Winchester, CA 92596-0505
Please make your check out to Debbie Klavon and send your reunion event payment as soon as possible. As we go through the planning process there are expenses that must be met in order to make this happen.
Other plans still in the works:
~Thursday, May 16th, casual happy hour gathering at the Inn. Details later.
~Golf event. Details later. ED.: SEE ADJACENT GRAPHIC!
The Mission Inn is offering us hotel rooms for us at a discounted rate. Each room has 2 queen beds. There are also other hotels in the area which you can find with an internet search.
We are excited about this event and look forward to seeing you there!!
Martha Swain Hernandez
Planning Committee Member