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.
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.
2022 66th Class Reunion
Fran (Van Scoyck) and Lee Benuska
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.
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.
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.
2016 Class Reunion
Check out 2016 Class Reunion