Ruth Riggs Mocabee
1938 - December 22. 2022
According to Ruth Riggs Mocabee’s daughter, Jennifer McTavish, Ruth died on 12/22/22. Her husband, Barry, died just over a year ago May of 2021. Ruth was having some difficulty getting through all the paper work after his death. Ruth lived in Salone, Az. Her Facebook page said she had been:
- Former Clerk typist - GED examiner at Riverside Unified School District
- Studied at Riverside Connumity College
Her last Faceboolk post:
Gary "Buzz" Shoemaker
July 29, 1938 - November 28. 2022
Since High School: After graduation I worked for Convair in Pomona. Married Karen Timmons (“Timmie”) in 1958, and have lived in this area since. We started Shoemaker Trucking in 1960. I hauled bulk cement and later subhauled for Kaiser Steel. Sold my trucks in 1970 and worked in the family leather business for 20 years. During that time, I restored a ’32 roadster, 3 antique sprint cars and a ’53 GMC truck. I hauled hay, part-time, in the “Jimmy,” entered it in various truck shows and won a few trophies. Sold the GMC, purchased and restored a long-nose Kenworth truck and trailer and hauled hay from the Imperial Valley to various dairies in Chino until I retired in 1994.
In 1977, to add to our retirement, we purchased rental property in San Dimas. If I’m not working on cars, I’m overseeing our rentals . . . They need restoring too!
Don Butler was born in Pasadena California in the same hospital in which his mother was born. They lived in Monrovia and were there when Mr. Butler was drafted into the military toward the end of WWII. The family then move to West Covina in 1948 where land was cheaper. Don attended elementary school in West Covina until the 5th grade when several classes were sent to Covina, Lark Ellen school, in about 1949. Don attended Covina Grammar school for 6th and 8th grade and then went on to Covina High. After a short stent in Junior college he went to work for the telephone company and worker for years in the Los Angeles area, mostly around USC. He married Lenora and they had two boys, Eric and Corey.
November 19, 1937 - November 11, 2022
Jere was born at Intercommunity Medical Center in Covina, California. He attended the Covina Schools from K - H.S. He graduated from Covina High School in 1956.
His father Verne Jobe was an orange grower so their family lived on an orange orchard in a uniquely beautiful ranch home where North View High School now stands.
Jere always had an interest in cars and fixing up old cars.
After High School he flew planes in the U.S. Navy. When he had completed his military service, he worked for Autonetics and at Lockheed.
Fran (Van Scoyck) and Lee Benuska
2022 66th Class Reunion
Stuart R. Bates
1925 - 2021
November 11, 1925 - December 17, 2021 Not many, especially at 96, die of a tennis accident, but ultimately this is what took Stuart. Born in Pasadena, Stu attended Pasadena High, then Caltech, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Larry Eugene Whitenack
Larry Eugene Whitenack, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, in Yucaipa.
He was born in Houston, Texas to Mae Frances and Fredrick Whitenack on Feb. 15, 1938.
Larry and his brother Tom were raised in West Covina and enjoyed all the sun and fun of being teenagers in the ‘50s in Southern California. He went on to become a pilot, sky jumper and sold Cessnas out of Oklahoma, owned and operated a music establishment in Sandpoint, Idaho for 17 years where he loved to buy old houses and fix them up.
65th Class Reunion Cancelled
The 65th Class Reunion has been canceled because of Covid. Every changing.
Sorry for all the wishy washy but these are strange times!
We are concerned about your safely.
2016 Class Reunion
Check out 2016 Class Reunion