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TC girls advance to CIF soccer quarter finals
Congratulations to our Lady RAMs! They beat Rialto HS 2-1 to make it through to the CIF Quarterfinals!! Way to go Ladies!!!! Next game will be on Wednesday 2/19 Time, Place & opponents is TBD!
Clare Marquardt, Long time TCHS teacher passes
Clare Collins Marquardt passed away January 17th, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Clare was an educator and spent her entire thirty-nine year career at Temple City High School where she taught English and Humanities. She also served as the Head of the English Department.

Born March 23rd, 1947 at Queen of Angels in Los Angeles, California, Clare was the daughter of the Honorable Harold F. Collins and Julia M. O'Neill. She received her bachelors in English from Mount Saint Mary's in 1969 and her Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Clare is survived by her husband, (former TCHS teacher and coach) Dennis Marquardt, their four children – Katherine Marquardt, Michael Marquardt, Martin (Mary) Marquardt, and Andrew (Karen Shi) Marquardt; 3 grandchildren – Calvin, Camille, and Kennan Marquardt; her brother, Charles (Sharon) Collins, sisters-in law, Otilia Collins and Jan Marquardt, nine nieces and nephews, and twelve grandnieces and grandnephews.

After Los Angeles Times via Legacy

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Temple City High School Ramrodder Booster Club Reports
CONGRATULATIONS to our Lady RAMs!!!
The girls rocked it this season with an incredible UNDEFEATED League Season!!
Footballers 1977: Inquiry; Can You Answer?
A visitor asks: Hi, i've been wondering for decades who the defensive lineman was on your champion 1977 football team. He was this MASSIVE, quick, viscious nightmare of a defensive tackle or defensive end who completely shut down our potent offense in the 2nd round playoffs. i was the ball boy/equipment manager and my brother was the nosetackle (patrick Hamrock). Everybody just referred to him as "GIANT"--including our head coach Harry Robinson. during half-time in the locker room, the whole 20 or 30 minutes was devoted to overcoming "GIANT"! Of course, Don Roberts destroyed our defense that night too. That was a hell of a great team.
—Ted Hamrock, 1/14/2020
Casual Reunion Opporunity at Camellia Festival

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Camellia festival: Time for the annual harvest
Alumni: The festival tent in city park is a great place to gather on Saturday night during the Camelia Festival. Thanks to Rob Liden '74 for the suggestion.

Festival website

Gary Ranker '60, friend, father, career coach
Dr. Gary Ranker (TCHS 1960) of Deer Harbor, WA, and New York, NY, passed away at age 76 in New York City March 28, 2019. The following is excerpted from an obituary by his son, Kevin Ranker, a member of the Washington House of Representatives.

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Clarissa Hong Takes TCHS to X-country Sectionals
Junior Clarissa Hong will represent TCHS as its first CIF individual cross country finalist in over a decade. Sectional finals are 11/23 in Riverside.

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Medicare: Avoid this genetic testing scam
I thought this notice from Medicare was worth sharing, as many of our members are "of age."

Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft. They’re targeting people through telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors.

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Assn. to Compile Comprehensive List of Alumni
Because TCHS has no comprehensive list of former students, TCHS Alumni News is attempting to compile one. Round One is to ask for volunteers who will carefully type the names from each class yearbook — including "camera-shy" and otherwise unlisted students into a spreadsheet and send them to the editors. If you can help, you will be doing fellow alumni a great service.

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C/78 Loses Rhemrev, Holcomb
Kathy Keithley '78 reports that two classmates passed away recently. They were Linda Rhemrev on December 21 and Bryan Holcomb on January 5. We have added Linda posthumously to the alumni directory. We will update if more information becomes available. As always, registered members may add comments.
Former Oak Ave. Teacher Ronda Carlson Celebrates 80th Birthday
I've received the following from Dean Carlson regarding his mother, Ronda Carlson, a former Oak Ave. School yearbook advisor, English and home economics teacher from 1970 to 1998, who is turning 80 years old on the 18th of January.

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
'70s Rams Roundup!' theme for 'Class of 73 PLUS' reunion
Early buyers will enjoy discounted tickets for the 70s Rams Roundup reunion sponsored by the Class of ’73 entitled , scheduled for October 12.


Sign in and comment below this article and let us know if you're coming or not or join our Facebook group, “Temple City High School Class of 1973 – 45th and counting reunion!”.

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.

To keep current, watch this article for updates or email Wendy Ashton McKenna at wendy.mckenna2@verizon.net or Becky Agajanian Flammang at beckyflammang@gmail.com to get on our mailing list.
The Boys of May
Rocky Curtiss '62 reports: The class of '62 held its inaugural golf tournament on May 16, 2008, at The Ranch at Moreno Valley Golf Club. The "boys" divided into three teams representing Emperor, Cloverly, and Longden schools.

The Longden team of John and Randy Laur, Mark Pocino, and Bill Gorisek were the victors. Other participants were Rich Borger, Ron Fazzi, Joe Terry, Gary Langdale, Roger Gould, Gary Skelley, Corky Fontana, Dick Swan, and Rocky Curtiss. We hope more will join us next year. (Click the image for a larger version.)

We will leave it to your discerning eyes to match the names with the faces after 46 years. After we've had our way with you we hope to reveal the truth.

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