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Recent Class Notes
Herbert Hamby (1960)
At age 76, Herb's valiant nine-year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy came to an end. 'By

grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus alone,' Herb is now in heaven in the company of his

Savior.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Tina Trout (1961)
Tina M. Trout, 100, of Porterville died Monday. She was a teacher.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Charles Anderson (1962)
Charles Neill Anderson passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014, at the age of 78.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Paul Vortmann (1966)
Judge Paul Anthony Vortmann, age 70, died on August 31, 2014, after a ten-month battle with

metastatic cancer.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Charles Parker (1963)
Charles Robert Parker, 73, of Clovis died August of 2014. He was a retired director of

housekeeping and linens for Valley Children's Hospital.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Cathleen (Green) Hawk (1984)
Cathy, age 53, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2014, in Fresno, CA after an extended

illness.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Nelson Hao (1938)
Nelson N. Hao, 75, of Coalinga died in August of 2014. He was a business owner for 45 years.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Clyvene Deppe (1948)
Clyvene passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Roger Pirie (1924)
Roger Alan Pirie, 89, of Clovis died Aug. 23, 2014. He was the vice president of the Ag

Division of Germain Seed Co.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Ruth Wachtler (1700)
Ruth M. Wachtler, 82, of Chico, formerly of Fresno, died in August of 2014. She was a

retired home economics teacher for Chowchilla Unified School District.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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Career News
Jeffrey Anderson (2009)
Jeff Anderson (2009) has been promoted to branch manager at Security First Bank in Fresno, Calif.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Neil Voss (2009)
Neil Voss (2009) has been promoted to portfolio manager at Security First Bank in Fresno, Calif.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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Births & Adoptions
Julia Navarro (2005)
Julia Navarro (2005) is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Emma Christine at 7lbs 4 oz and 20 ¾. She joins her big sister Grace Isabella, 2 yrs, 3 months.  
Submitted on Oct 12 2011.

Ryan Jacobsen (2002)
Ryan Jacobsen (2002, 2004) and Ashley (DeBenedetto) Jacobsen (2003) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Laub Jacobsen, who was born on September 4, 2011 at 7:58 a.m. Maverick weighed in at 8 lbs, 9 oz and measured 21-1/2 in long.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 5 2011.

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Marriages & Commitments
Casey Olson (2010)
Kara Marchese and Casey Olson (2010) were married on Oct. 4, 2015 at the
Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. As a student, Olson was All-American
and co-captain of the Bulldogs' Wrestling Team.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Katherine Schall ()
Katie Johnson (2003, ’11) and Seth Schall were married on Aug. 6th at Dubost Winery in Paso Robles, Calif. They currently make their home in Ogden, Utah.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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Catching Up
Daby Humbert (1990)
Daby Humbert (1990) has joined Yorke Engineering, LLC as a senior scientist in the Fresno office. He brings more than 30 years of environmental experience to the firm.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Henry Gutierrez ()
Henry “Hank” Gutierrez (1993, 2001), the principal at Fowler High School, was recently named “Administrator of the Year” by the Fresno County Office of Education. Fowler High is his alma mater.

MORE: http://www.vidaenelvalle.com/2014/12/21/2280301/adminstrator-of-the-year-is-at.html  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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Educational News
Melissa Tav (2007)
Melissa Tav (2007) has joined the College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State as its inaugural Communications Specialist.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez (2007)
Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez, MPH (2007) received a Medical Doctorate (MD) from the UC Davis School of Medicine on May 29, 2014. She matched into the Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program in Sacramento, California for further training in primary care.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 8 2014.

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General
Anthony Grieco (1961)
Anthony R. Grieco (1961) has been honored with having his name added as a “Friend” to the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virg. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Electronic Warfare field with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the U.S. Navy. SEE: http://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/profile-detail.cfm?id=7525  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999)
James Leath (2008) and Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999) recently competed in their first all-natural physique competition in Fresno, CA. James placed fourth in men's physique and Amanda placed third in women's figure. They are currently enjoying training for their next competition later this year.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 7 2014.

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In Memoriam
Herbert Hamby (1960)
At age 76, Herb's valiant nine-year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy came to an end. 'By

grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus alone,' Herb is now in heaven in the company of his

Savior.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

Tina Trout (1961)
Tina M. Trout, 100, of Porterville died Monday. She was a teacher.  
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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