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Class of 1980:

An update on Scott Henderson: Please continue the prayers, as his condition is unchanged. You can send him cards only at: Scott Henderson c/o Mrs. Lois Henderson 6 Toulan, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. For those of you who don’t know what happened, Scott was in an auto accident in 1983 that left him in a coma. His eyes are open and he breathes on his own, but that’s it. His condition has been the same all these years. He is fed through a tube in his stomach.

Kara (Pape) Docimo is an Attorney and lives in Arcadia, CA.
David Bontempo is a salon owner and lives in Pasadena, CA.
Linda Leigh Long moved from Arcadia to Beverly Hills to Pasadena and now lives in Monrovia in a historical landmark home called Idlewild. Linda Leigh and husband, Mark Richardson has two children: Amelia is 5 and George is 2 . Linda Leigh co-founded an Internet company called in 1999, which is located in Old Towne Pasadena. Linda Leigh remains best friends with three Arcadia High School buddies, Leslie Willoughby, Amy (Burland) Croushare, and Missy (Risko) Anderson all class of 1979. Linda Leigh’s sister, Ewa Long (class of 1988) and brother, Fred Long (class of 1979) both live in Denver Colorado.

Class of 1981:

Mary Ann Heidsman is an Accountant and lives in Pasadena, CA.

Dana MacFarlane is a Director of Real Estate and lives in LA, CA.

Betsy Morse Armour is happily married – going on six years…raising five boys – Jason (17 ), Casey (15), Christopher (14), Jeff (13 ), and Kyle (10). Betsy writes: “ We’re a blended family, but it’s a wonderful mix. Happiness is definitely residing under our roof! On July 9, 1999 I found my birth family. (I was adopted as an infant.) I have four half-brothers, one half-sister, one stepbrother, and one stepsister. My husband, Randy was very instrumental in helping me – he bought me the computer for my birthday!!!! One of my siblings is The California Kid, (from the Los Angeles Thunderbird Roller Derby Squad.) I am fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom for our sons. I do some occasional substituting for the Simi Valley Unified School District, but I am home when the kids are – so it’s great!!! My husband works for the City of Los Angeles in Northridge (close to home)”

Laura Barber Przesmicki has twins (one of each!) that are three years old and had a third child last August. Laura is a stay-at-home mom and lives in Carlsbad, California.
Laura Winterburn Keliikoa has a 4 year old daughter and had a baby boy in January 2000. Laura lives in San Diego.
Janice Plessner is in Public Relations and lives in Irvine, CA.
Lynn Miller is a Psychotherapist and lives in Irvine, CA.
Janet Hildebrandt Holden recently celebrated the arrival of daughter, Hailley Michelle. Big brother, Gregory (4) and sister, Heather (8) was so happy. Janet and husband, James lives in Glendora. James works for Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Janet is looking forward to the 20-year class reunion.

Class of 1982:

Diane Greene Lovette of Arcadia has been working as a Quality Assurance Specialist with Verizon Wireless in Orange County for the past 10 years. Diane has spoken with many AHS Alumni on the phones at Verizon. Diane still keeps in close contact with Tina Ciolfi, Josene Ferrara, and Naomi Hoshi – all class of ’82.
Sean Smith is a Senior Vice President and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Karen Kaufmann is a Librarian and lives in Manassas, VA.
Diane (Greene) Lovette is a Quality Assurance Supervisor and lives in Arcadia, CA.
Karen Kauffman writes from Manassas, Virginia where she is a Reference Librarian. Karen has a special announcement, see “Class of 1984”.

Class of 1983:

Paul Payan is a Real Estate Loan Underwriter and lives in Arcadia, CA.
Lisa (Hull) Hemstreet is a mom and Creative Memories Consultant. She along with husband Patrick, son Jordan (2 ) and daughter Olivia (1 month) live in Laguna Hills, CA.
Kathryn (Lachelt) Brown is an Attorney in Real Estate and lives in Boston, MA.

Class of 1984:

Jeanne Ann Kauffman Hericks and husband, Dave welcomed Tyler Grant to their family on July 13, 2000. Tyler Grant joins siblings Kylie (3 years) and Austin (21 months).
Jill Bowen Stuart and husband, Chip welcomed twins on September 20 1999. Jeffrey Daniel (5 lb. 5 oz.) and Scott Patrick (5 lb. 1 oz.). Jeffrey and Scott join big brother, James Donald III “J.D.” who was three at their birth. Jill left her job as a fundraiser and special event coordinator for the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA to be home with her family. The Stuart family lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
Thomas Singer and his wife, Sara has been living in Austin, Texas for over ten years. Thom is in sales with RR Donnelley Financial and really enjoys living and working in Austin. Thom and Sara have one daughter, Jacqueline.
Bryan Menell was a finalist for the 2000 Austin, Texas “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. Bryan is the founder and president of Perficient, Inc. in Austin. Bryan moved to Austin in 1997 and began his Internet consulting firm. The company went public in 1999.

Class of 1985:

Chris Travisano who married classmate, Wendy Bullock Travisano will celebrate their 10th anniversary in July 2001. Chris and Wendy have two children, Tara (7) and Chase (3). The Travisano family resides in Glendora, California.

Class of 1987:

Darren Dunaway (along with wife Cindy Homan ’88) lives in Glendora, CA with sons Jack (29 months) and Drew (7 months). Darren is a Social Services Administrator.


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