BIOGRAPHIES A to O * P to Z
SALLY (ANDERSON) DANIELS
- Education: Graduated from U of A
in 1962. Degree in Elementary Education.
- Career: Taught school in Tucson.
LaHabra, and Lafayette California.
- My husband and I have owned our
own business since 1977.
- Family: My husband Bill and I will
celebrate our 46th anniversary in May. One daughter
Erin lives in Atlanta with husband and our only granddaughter
precious Emily, age ll.
- Hobbies/Activities: Tennis,
antique cars, civic organizations, travel, reading, sewing.
HAROLD W. ASHTON
- After Catalina High School, I graduated from the College of
Business at the University of Arizona. I worked for the Ashton
Company for 13 years prior to founding Diversified Design &
Construction, Inc. in 1976. Diversified is a General Contracting
firm concentrating on the construction of commercial buildings. In
2003, I became the Chairman of both Diversified and Ashton
Company. I continue to serve in that capacity today.
- Debbie and I have three children. They are Leisa, Ryan and
Loren Louise. We enjoy our two grandchildren.
- Sports and hobbies include: Private airplane pilot, Boating,
Snow skiing, Automobiles, High handicap golf, still building
roads, buildings and Hot Rods.
- I am currently or have previously been involved with the
following organizations:Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce – Past
President, University of Arizona Foundation Board, Sigma Nu
Fraternity – Housing Corporation Board, Active 20 – 30 Club of
Tucson – Past President, Junior Achievement Board – Past
President, Tucson Conquistadores – Past Golf Tournament Chairman,
Davis Monthan 50 Tucson Airport Authority – Past President,
Associated General Contractors – Past State President, Chamber of
Commerce Man of the Year – 2002
- Education – Attended Liberal Arts College and College of
Education at UofA for 3-years with focus on history.
- Military – Joined the US Army in 1962 and served in a variety
of positions (mostly intelligence assignments) both in the United
States and overseas to include Germany, Korea, and Vietnam -
honored with several awards to include the Legion of Merit, Bronze
Star, and a host of meritorious medals and commendations. Retired
in 1989 as a Sergeant Major after serving over 27 years.
- Civilian Employment – Worked for the Defense Intelligence
Agency (DIA) in Washington DC in a variety of challenging
assignments to include protocol officer and tour director for
dignitaries such as the Vice President, Director of Central
Intelligence, and other high-ranking VIPs - retired in 2004 upon
completion of 15 years with the organization.
- Family – Married to the former Shirley Emerson of Toledo ,
- Hobbies – Enjoy reading, yard work, and trout fishing. My wife
and I enjoy (very much) traveling to distant lands. In October
2007 we toured much of Southeast Asia and China . In November of
2008 we will be visiting the "Holy Lands."
- Education: B.S. in Math-Physics from
the U of A in 1962
- Military: USAF from 1962-1965. Primary
duty station, Rome --- New York (What a let down.)
- Career: Patent examiner with the US
Patent & Trademark Office from 1966 until retirement in 1996. The
majority of my career was spent in Arlington , Virginia , working in a
room without windows staring at a computer screen. After retirement, I
have continued to live in Arlington .
- Family: Married Sylvia Hoffman in
1969, no children, divorced in 1978. Sylvia and I are again soul
mates and traveling companions.
- Hobbies: Undoubtedly related to
working in a room without windows, I like to get out and travel. With
Elderhostel, I finally made it to the real Rome , Italy . With
Earthwatch, using a trowel and toothbrush, I have dug up Roman forts
along Hadrian’s Wall in England and along the Danube in Romania . Also
with Earthwatch, this time using dental picks, I have dug up dinosaurs
in Montana . One of these dinosaurs, Peck’s Rex, is on display at the
Maryland Science Center in Baltimore . Locally, I like to travel to
all the Civil War battlefields in the area from Gettysburg to
Petersburg and Appomattox . Since retirement, I volunteer at the
Smithsonian Institution for the Global Volcanism Program. While this
sounds outdoorsy, I am again back in a room without windows, staring
at a computer screen. I will travel even more!
- Misc: I am amazed that, in a sense, I
never left CHS. Mr. Futrell and D.T. Smith started me on my career
with math and physics. Miss Butts and Miss Odom and Latin introduced
me to Rome , the focus of much of my travel. Mr. Duffin and the Civil
War are synonymous.
- The primary work of my career was
computer programming, which brought me lots of satisfaction. Prior
to that, I attended U of A for a while, majoring in Journalism,
went into the Air Force Reserve, where I got electronics training,
and was an electronics technician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- I got into programming in 1969. It
was a great opportunity, when the field was just getting started,
and I did it for 30 years. I was involved with many interesting
projects, for various companies in the Bay Area, first as an
employee, and later as an independent consultant. From 1990-92, I
was a partner in a training business, in which I developed and
taught classes to programmers.
- I moved back to Tucson in 2002,
and now I do volunteer work for lots of organizations, including a
ragtime music festival, several ecology groups, and my
- Hobbies include hiking, swimming,
vegetable gardening, and trying to re-learn the piano.
- Memories from Catalina: Senior
Spectacular, working on the Trumpeteer.
GERI (BIRD) LAUBSCHER
- I graduated January 1958, a mid-term senior, and immediately
enrolled at the U of A, but 3 months later was in the hospital
being tested for Hodgkins Disease and Mono. The Lord touched me
and when the biopsy came back it was negative, they did not know
what it was, only that it was leaving. PTL!
- June 1, 1958 I married my high school sweetheart, James A.
Laubscher. (THS 1956) after dating for 2 1/2 yrs. Jim was at the U
of A and finished both his B.S. in Agriculture and M.S. in
- We had 4 children, Laura, Robert, Daniel and Elizabeth, the
first born July 28, 1959 and the last Dec. 4, 1963. YES! It was a
busy time, but we loved it. I took several night classes at the U
of A., and after moving to CA. at Moorpark College and Life Bible
College. I began working when our oldest married and our youngest
was 16. I was an Instructor for Stretch and Sew Fabrics, Manager
of The Lord's Storehouse (a Christian bookstore), Secretary for
Morning Star Laboratories (our own business) and Secretary of our
church in Tehachapi, CA. for 3 years before moving to GA. in 2006.
- We have traveled all over the U.S., some in Mexico and Canada,
Alaska in 2006 (cruise) and just recently to celebrate our 50th
wedding anniversary, our kids surprised us with a cruise on NCL to
4 Islands in Hawaii. They sent us in Jan. when the whales were
there! Our oldest daughter died in 2000, a tragedy you can only
overcome with the Lord. We have 10 grandchildren (5 girls and 5
boys) and 2 great grandchildren. We are so grateful we married
young and are still active to do things, both together and with
family & friends. I love to sew, quilt and enjoy my Quilt Guild. I
was surprised in 2003 to win 1st place in both the State (CA.) and
Regional (Southwest Div.) for a quilt I entered in the National
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which I am
a member. I love singing with Jim at our church and while in
Tehachapi we were in several plays that our church gave for the
community. I am an avid reader, mostly history of the CW and
historical fiction.Our oldest son Bob is Pres. and CEO of American Tombow
in Atlanta, our son Dan is a CA Highway Patrol Officer (CHP), and our youngest
daughter, Elizabeth is an Interior Decorator working with her
husband that designs and builds houses in Malibu and Maui. One of
the houses he built is featured on the TV series, The Bachelor. I
think fondly of high school days and the great friends I made
there and am grateful for these reunions to see & renew
friendships. I miss my friends Serena Hayden and Janet Jaxel. We
were friends as children until their deaths
BARBARA (CALLAWAY) POLLACK
Education: Graduated from Trinity
University in San Antonio, Texas in 1962, and went to Boston for
graduate studies. I earned an M.A. in African Studies
from Boston University in 1963, and a Ph.D. in 1969 in a
multi-disciplinary program offered by Boston, Harvard, and MIT
Career: Assistant Professor at Mt.
St Mary's College, Cal State University, and then UCLA, all in
Los Angeles (1966-1972). In 1972, I moved to Rutgers - The
State University of New Jersey, where I remain a Professor of
Political Science. During my years at Rutgers, I also served as
Assistant Dean of Rutgers College, Associate Provost of the
Newark Campus, Dean of the Graduate School in New Brunswick, and
finally Provost in New Brunswick.
Family: I am married to Dr. Irwin
Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurology at the
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Rutgers). We have three
Hobbies: I hope to become a
serious senior tennis player !
PETITE (CATLIN) MORRISON
- Education: Batchelor of Arts in Education with minors in
history and English from the University of Arizona in 1962.
- Career: Taught at Booth School in Tucson, Henry C. Lea
Elementary in Philadelphia, Westridge and Walden schools in
- Family: Married Larry Morrison in 1964. A graduate of U of A
and U of Penn, he is an architect, city and campus planner, and
urban designer with his own firm, The Arroyo Group. We have three
children – daughter Edith (Yosufi) Tyebkhan, daughter Eileen
(Robert) O’Leary, son Noel (Kelly) Morrison and 8 grandchildren –
7 boys, 1 girl. The oldest is 6 years old and the youngest arrives
in June. We also have close ties to our 4 AFS students and their
- Activities: Several Civic organizations and serve on the board
of the League of Women Voters. We enjoy traveling and camping and
spending time with friends and family.
Education: I received a B.S. in
Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from the U of A in 1962 and a
M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the U of A in 1963. I
received a Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of
Technology in 1969.
Career: I worked at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, my entire career. I have
been involved in research in both Fluid Mechanics and Biological
Oceanography during my career and have published papers in these
fields. I have also been involved in science management and managed the
Oceanography Program at JPL and a NASA data center for satellite
observations of the ocean. I retired from JPL in 2003.
following Judy’s graduation with a
BS in Pharmacy from the U of A in
1963. We had two sons, Scott Douglas who is now a Deputy District
Attorney with the County of Los Angeles, and Bruce Edward (D.
1984). We have one Granddaughter, Samantha who enjoys all of our
outdoor activities with us.
Click little pic.
Family: I married Judy Anne Winter
(THS-1958) in 1962. We moved to
with a second home in
Mammoth Lakes , CA.
We live in
Altadena , CA
I am currently the President of the
Snowcreek Fairway Owners Association, a Homeowner Association in Mammoth
Lakes , CA and serve on the Board of the Athenaeum, the Caltech Faculty
Club. Judy retired from the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena , CA
after more than 30 years as a Clinical Pharmacist and volunteers her
time to a number of organizations, including Polytechnic School where
our Granddaughter attends the fourth grade, and Caltech where she serves
on the Board for the Caltech Women’s Club and as a docent for the
Caltech Architectural Tour Service
Hobbies: We enjoy hiking, cross-country
skiing and golf. We also enjoy music, art, travel, family and good
YVONNE (COTTRELL) TAYLOR
Born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Attended schools in Tucson (12 of them)
working my way across town to the Binghampton neighborhood.
Presently, reside in Tucson.
Oct 1958 Married Bobby Lewallen at which
time he went to school (U of A) and I went to work. We had a
daughter in May of 1963 (Dana Jonel) and a son in April 1965 (Robert
Troy). Divorced October 1968, our tenth anniversary. Stayed
close friends until his death in July of 1981.
Remarried February 1972 to Art
Taylor, a New York City transplant via the Air Force. Art has a
bachelor's degree in psychology from the U of A and was working as a
counselor when we married. He
became an engineer for what is now Union Pacific Railroad.
1980 went back to school
full-time. Graduated U of A in 1984 with a degree
in English and split minor in Russian history/art history.
Took some time off to visit Russia.
Most of my working life has been spent as a
medical secretary. I had my own business, briefly, and have sold
story and one article over the years.
5 grandchildren, 4 girls, 1 boy, ages 7 to
23. My daughter's husband
is Danish, so we travel to Denmark frequently and his relatives visit us
Art is retiring from the RR in February 2006 and
we plan to continue traveling, hopefully with extended stays in Europe.
We both love history, writing, and art.
- Education: I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U of
A in 1963 and a MBA from the University of Southern California in 1971.
- Career: Early in my career I held several engineering positions with
General Dynamics in San Diego and Honeywell in the Los Angeles area.
Upon receiving my MBA I moved into product management at EECO in Santa
Ana. I retired from Printronix after 26 years in sales and marketing of
bar code printers.
- Family: During this time I met the love of my life, Susan Sweeney,
and we were married in Chicago in 1969. Susan received her Doctorate in
Education from USC and served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
with San Gabriel Unified SD. We have a daughter Mindy who is a teacher
in Escondido, still single, looking for Mr. Right.
- We live at the beach in the Village area of Carlsbad, California
- Currently, I am remodeling a rental property, doing web site
development for small businesses and co-owner of a real estate staging
and organizing business, the R.E.D. team (www.theredteam.com).
Also, we operate several vacation rentals just steps from the ocean in
- We are enthusiastic supporters of USC football. Our dog, an Afghan
hound from Rescue, is even named after the SC mascot, Traveler. Susan
and I are passionate about downhill skiing and we have skied around the
world but love Mammoth Mountain the most.
NEWTON (NEWT) DERBY
After graduating from Catalina High School, I went to the
University of Arizona for 4 years of undergraduate work and 1 1/2 years
of graduate work in civil engineering. Then I worked in the Tucson area
for Arizona Testing Laboratory and Blanton Cole Architects & Engineers
on various projects including foundation design for the expansion of the
university football stadium, expansion of the Tucson International
Airport and the initial development of Green Valley. I also purchased
investment apartment properties in Tucson and constructed a log cabin on
Mt. Lemmon before leaving for California in 1965.
There I worked for the Southern Pacific Company as a
field engineer on building 80 miles of new railroad from Colton up
through the Cajon Pass and across the high desert to Palmdale; then on
to the general office in San Francisco as a soils engineer managing the
stabilization of Tunnel No. 1 in downtown San Francisco and designing
various drainage and landslide stabilization projects throughout the SP
system until I was transferred to Houston, Texas in 1970.
Also in 1970 I married Violet Wagner originally from
Montana, now my wonderful wife for 38 years. We have three
daughters--an accountant, CPA, a civil engineer, PE; and a math teacher
who all live in the Houston area. We have three active grandchildren.
Over the years I became registered as a civil engineer in
several states. From Houston for the Southern Pacific I designed soils
and drainage projects, managed the chemical vegetation control program
for several years, and became the manager of the large construction
projects in the Gulf Coast area. Leaving in 1980 I devoted full time to
our income properties, consulting engineering and general contracting
In 1978 I became active in the Train Collectors
Association, a group of toy train enthusiasts, becoming president of the
Lone Star Division for a number of years and ultimately the national
president. In 2001 we completed building our dream home complete with
shops and a train room on our piney woods timber farm in the Willis area
50 miles north of Houston. We enjoy traveling and are not able to join
you for the 50th anniversary fun because we will be leaving in a couple
days on a long planned family cruise in the Caribbean.
- Attended the U of A and graduated in 1963 with a degree in Business
Administration and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US
- Married Suzanne Wilber, classmates, June 5th 1961.
- Stationed in Gelnhausen Germany from 1963 to 1966. Served in Vietnam
- Remained on active duty until 1976 when we moved to Chillicothe, OH.
Continued in the Army Reserve until 1984, retiring as a lieutenant
- Worked as a salesman for three years before working with Rax
Restaurants, Inc as a manager.
- With two other members of the Army Reserve, we franchised, built,
and I managed, two Rax restaurants. In 1993 Rax Restaurants, Inc filed
for bankruptcy. We were smart enough to sell the stores before this
- Worked for the VA until retirement in 2001.
- We have two sons, Kent and Neil.
- Phone: 740-772-5142
- 4 year stint in the U.S. Navy
- Graduated from Humboldt State with a B.S. in
Fisheries, then received an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of
- Retired in 1995 from Idaho Department of Fish and
Game after career as Fisheries Manager and Chief of Information and
- Currently spend most of my time golfing, hunting
and restoring cars. Car 1,
Car 2. (Way
cool ! )
my younger days I did a lot of long-distance bicycle touring. Now I
do a lot of cruising to car shows (shades of Johnny's on Speedway).
- I also manufacture and sell restoration parts for
- My wife, Vicki Tokita and I live in Boise. Life is
good! We have three great kids that are scattered to the winds.
Expecting our first grand children (twins) in August.
- William Goodnight, Goodnight & Associates, Inc.,
1014 E. Franklin St., Boise, ID, 83712, 208-890-5921
of A grad – ’63 (Finance/Marketing)
- Air Force – 4 ˝ yrs Captain (lots of places, including Viet Nam )
- Met my wife & life partner (Ronna), married for 38 yrs
- Four children, nine grandchildren (located in CA, ID & TX)
- Work history – Electronic Component Marketing (Mkting Mgr, Dir &
CEO/President) for others and own company.
- Travel – Lots of work related time in the Far East ( Japan , Korea
, India , Taiwan , Singapore , Thailand , Philippines , plus Germany )
- Hobbies/Past times – Golf & Family (my wife has a Bernina
dealership & Quilt store & helping her takes up the balance of my
- Residence – Austin , TX
CHARLENE SANDRA (HARLOW) TAYLOR
Hi Jack, Wow! Good to see that 45 members
showed up for the mini-reunion.
I was married
to David Joe Thatcher in 1958. I had one child by that marriage, Jolene.
- Remarried and have four more children, Albert, Brian, Cathi, and Denise.
- My first husband, Joe, is deceased.
- I was born in
Eugene and have been living and working here since moving back to Oregon
in 1960. I have 10 grandchildren and 4 great grand children.
- I am
looking forward to being at the 50th re-union. For anyone who remembers me
I would be glad to answer their emails. Please add my class picture.
I've lived in China for three years now, four out of the U.S. Thus, I
wasn't able to attend the 50th C.H.S. reunion in April of 2008.
Our family moved to Tucson in 1945, my father was the manager at the
El Rio C.C. I think the population of Tucson, was under 50,000 then.
I lived at 2807 E. Mabel Street, and I attended Blenman Elementary
School. I have many fond memories of Tucson and Arizona.
I started high school at Tucson H.S., 1956-7, before Catalina was
finished. We were the first class to graduate from the
facility. Mr.Gridley wouldn't allow carbonated beverages
to be sold and the
girls couldn't wear patent leather shoes for fear the boys might see
something in them! I remember Mr. Egbert (the Vice Principal)
punishing me for being in the hallway during class. How things have
Worked at KVOA/4, (the local NBC affiliate) to put myself through
U.S. Army in New York City, after which I worked for
ABC Sports, Inc. for eight years. I worked in Mexico City and Grenoble, France (1968), and Munich (1972) for ABC during the Olympic
I was chosen to be an Olympic Torch bearer in Xining, China in June of
2008. See Bulletin
Now, ever onward, my quest is to be the oldest man to summit Mt.
Everest. Current record, 76-years old, just this year (a Nepalese
In the meantime, I've cycled all over China (20,000KM), and I am in pretty
good physical condition for a 68 year old.
My website is
www.cyclingpeace.org with over 14,000
images & blog, as I am a professional writer and
:Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Haqi ('Hutch') carries the torch for China!
- Post-Catalina: Joined USAF, and was sent to Defense Language
Institute to study/learn Russian language, and was subsequently
stationed on the Northern-tip of Hokkaido, Japan, where I monitored
Russian air traffic.
- Education: Upon discharge from USAF, I got married and began
college education, getting an AA degree form San Jose City College,
and a BS in Industrial Management from San Jose State University.
- Career: Joined United Airlines as a Management Trainee upon
graduation from SJSU, progressed through numerous management
assignments, and was named Vice President, North America Sales in 2001
just prior to 9/11. Took early retirement in 2003, and was recruited
to become President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley,
where I remain.
- Family: Married LaNell in 1962, and have two grown daughters:
Kandace, who lives in Denver, and Kim, who suffers from progressive
MS, and lives near us. Additionally, we have raised our grandson, Zak
since he was born, and he just turned 18 and is attending San Jose
City College (small world!).
- Misc: Had full hip replacement surgery in January, and am now
99.9% back to normal.
- Military: Served three years in U.S. Army. Radar operator for
guided missile system.
- Family: Married to wife Joanne since 1967. One daughter, one
- Education: Completed freshman year at Tempe before entering
military. Graduated San Jose State University--B.S. 1970, M.A. 1975.
- Career: Worked several jobs while attending college part time.
Worked 25 years in Santa Clara County Assessor's Department. Retired
- Hobbies: Do volunteer work at local U.S.O. Active in veterans
organizations. Like to play pinochle, read whodunits, and travel
within the U.S.A.
- Residence: 2112 Cherrystone Dr., San Jose, CA 95128-1216
KAREN (MITTON) DUMELIE
- Married Larry Dumelie in 1963 (CFL football player)
- 5 children:
- Michele born in 1964 (gave me 6 grandchildren)
- Twins Bobby and Sherrie born in 1966 (each gave me 2
- Dougie born in 1967
- Jimmy born in 1971
- 10 grandchildren, eldest will be 17 in July, youngest will be 7 in
June and still anticipating more.
- 1963-left Tucson went to Regina, Saskatchewan
- 1968-moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- 1969-moved to North Vancouver, BC
- 1972 moved to London, Ontario
- 1975-moved to Markham, Ontario
- 1976-moved to Ottawa, Ontario area on a 100 acre farm, raised
purebred charolais cattle. Grew corn and hay. I learned to drive a
tractor and bale hay, both square bales and round bales, disc,
cultivate and harrow the fields.
- Sold cows in 1997, now just cash crop corn and soybeans. Winter in
Florida and Arizona. I am also a cancer survivor for 4 years now.
- -1958 Entered the University of Arizona on a
basketball scholarship, also played Freshman baseball. Member of Sigma
Chi Fraternity. Graduated in 1963 with a B.A in Government.
- -Spent 4 years in ROTC at Arizona, Commissioned
as a 2nd Lt. In the U.S. Army Signal Corps 1963.
- 1963-1965- served with the 999th
Signal Company (Support) as a Platoon Leader with tours of duty in
Okinawa, Thailand, Taiwan, and Viet Nam. Supported the first regular
combat troops deployed to Viet Nam, The 173rd Airborne
Brigade in Bien Hoa.
- Served in the U.S. Army Reserve 4 additional
years retiring with rank of Captain.
- 1965-1967- employed by Chevron Corp. Credit
Department in Phoenix, AZ
- 1967- Married wife, Arlene, whom I had met
while she was teaching school for the Dept. of Defense in Okinawa,
- 1967-1968-Received a Master’s Degree in
International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global
Management in Glendale, AZ.
- 1968-1976- Employed by Texaco Africa Ltd. in
the sales department in the Republic of Cameroon. I was the only
expatriate American businessman in the country and with no television
and limited radio; it was quite a learning experience. At one time our
office had 17 different nationalities working for an American company.
My French speaking skills from Thunderbird were put to the test from
the first day forward.
- 1976-1998 reassigned by Texaco to Houston, TX
where I held a variety of Management positions within the Sales
Accounting Dept. Retired in 1998 with 31 years of service.
- 1977- Our only child, Erik, was born. He has
gone on to earn his Doctorate of Jurisprudence and is living in
- Have been able to attend 3 Reunions and each
one gets better, It is always a blast renewing old friendships, and I
look forward to many more.
1810 Breezin Ct., The Woodlands, TX 77380-4303, Tel- (281) 367-1315
- Education: University of Arizona, BS in
Business Administration, 1962.
- Military: USAF, 8th Tactical Fighter
Wing, George AFB, Victorville, CA. 1962-1965.
- Career: Worked in various industries from 1966
to 1976. In 1976 established a home health agency in St. Louis, MO.
Sold the agency in 1999 and retired. In 2004 re- purchased the agency
and found a new hobby.
- Family: Married Jeanie Hais of St. Louis in
1968, fast approaching 40 years of bliss. One son who resides in New
York after 12 years of living abroad [Malaysia and UK.]
- Hobbies: Work, travel, seeing the world, and
enjoying life to the fullest.
Back to Top
BIOS P to Z