Please feel free to write a few words to your classmates.   What are you up too?  Have you retired or are you still working?  Or tell us what you think of the website.  (Be kind) I'm just learning about this stuff...  We would love to hear from you.   

  Ida Allred/Reynolds
Friday, April 10, 2020
Hello Classmates,

Just thought I'd check in with all of you at this difficult time.  I must say our generation as been through many unprecedented tragedies, starting with the assassination of Presdent Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, the Watts Riots, 911 and now Covid-19. 
It truly is a trying time. 

As senior citizens, it is scary, and I hope you all are taking procautions against this virus. Please stay home as much as possible.  I hope this finds you all healthy and bored, but that is okay as long as none of you are sick!  

If any of you read this, please post your status and let me know how you are doing.  If you would like to talk to me privately on line, my email is:

Thinking good thoughts and prayers for you and your families,

  Teddy Shepard
Saturday, June 1, 2019
2019 55th Reunion!  Looking forward to visiting and see whoever makes it.  Thanks, Ida!  My cousin, Dottie (Shepard) Jones is finally going to make this reunion.  Also, if we get together for last morning breakfast, my friend/former next door neighbor in Lincoln Village/and now my "adopted brother" Ed Boulware will join us for breakfast.  He is a 1959 Banning Piolet,  lives in Joshua Tree and is adding an Air BNB to his home.  My dear life long friend Pam (Short) Fleming died in December 2016. She went home to join our Lord Jesus.  My sister, Sally Shepard, lives in Yorba Linda and I will be staying with her for a couple of weeks following the reunion before I head back north. I continue to live in Grants Pass, Oregon (51 years this September) and am in 8th year of retirement from Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Certified Professional Medical Staff Services, after 37 years with the hospital. Married and divorced twice and now love being single, living an active and joyful life in Jesus.
  David Helton
Sunday, April 14, 2019
I finally advanced to full professor last year and still teach full time at Northern Michigan University. We continue extensive travel. During the 2018 Christmas break, for our 50th anniversary, we traveled over 25, 000 miles--to Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, and then across the USA to visit our 5 children's families, before returning home to snowy Michigan. After several years as a post-doctorate, one of our daughters became a full-time faculty member at Princeton University last fall.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Ida and Frances I am just now seeing this website great job in keeping the website updated.  My husband and I(who is a Pirate) have been married for 52 years and have lived in Moreno Valley for the last 33 years we have three children and three grandchildren.  I retired in 2006 from Kaiser Permanente as a project manager .  We love cruising, taking trips to Las Vegas and other things that keep us moving.
  Ida Allred/Reynolds
Monday, April 8, 2019
Hello Classmates!
Thought I'd take this opportunity to say hello and wish you all well!  I am looking forward to seeing you once again at our 55th!  Come join me for a relaxing weekend at the beautiful Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed.  Just call or email me and I can make arrangments for you.
I am retired and enjoy organizing this event.  So call me at 310-547-0966 or email me at 
My Best Regards,
  Rafael (Ralph) Perez
Monday, November 20, 2017
November, 2017 Veterans Day has passed; to Banning High School Veterans, both here and gone. ”Thank you for your service.” Rafael, Vietnam, 1966-1967.  
  Rafael (Ralph) Perez
Friday, November 11, 2016
Happy Veterans Day to all Banning Alumni Veterans. And, especially my fellow Vietnam Veterans; Welcome Home.  
  Rafael (Ralph) Pérez
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Fifty year class reunion November 8th, 2014 Greetings, The sixties, and early seventies, were tumultuous years for us. To my fellow Vietnam Veteran classmates, that I did not have an opportunity to speak with; I thank you for your service, and I say, "Welcome Home!" Best wishes, Rafael (Ralph)  
  Marie (Ramirez) Lopez
Friday, November 7, 2014
Amazing how 50 years can pass so quickly.  First and foremost, Thank you Ida and commitee for all of your hard work.  I have enjoyed looking at the pictures from Fries Avenue, 40 year reunion, the names of those who are attending and sadly, those who have passed.  I have been married for  36 years to a High School Teacher who kept me young through chaparoning Senior proms and football games.  But, nothing compares to Banning and our mighty Pilots. After 35 years at Harbor General Hospital, I retired in 1999. Spending time with family, grandkids and traveling are my favorite pass times.  I can't wait to see old friends and especially, my BFF Rachel Gutierrez Richards.  Blessings to all my classmates.
  Steve Waibel
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hi classmates I will not be able to attend the reunion because of complications from one of my military purple heart injuries, but I will be with all of you in spirit. I live in Lake Elsinore Ca with my wife. I did attend the 30 yr reunion and could not believe how we have all changed, so the 50yr  should be a challenge for all of you.I have only one request and this is for Sandy Fitzgerald, I was good friends with her cousin Danny and her Uncle Earl, I would like to know if they are still alive and how they are doing? Francis you did a great job on this site. If any of you take pictures at the reunion send them to my email so I can share the memories with you. Take Care Steve
  linda lopez
Monday, August 18, 2014
hello  classmates and former neighbors bobby and richard a. and richard c.  i have a daughter and 2 grandaughters who live in virginia; i reside in carson, ca, retired from l.a. county probation dept. in dec. 2010.  thanks ida and frances for the  guest book privelges, great idea!  
  Richard A. Amador
Monday, August 4, 2014
Class of 1965, but heart of 1964!
  Richard A. Amador
Monday, August 4, 2014
Congratulations to all of the class of 1964! I remember many of you from a variety of classes we were in together at Banning. I remember many of you from the Sportsnight events, sporting events, summer school, playing basketball at Banning Park in the park league, (always played against you older guys: Joe Orbillo, Jack O' Malley, Victor Proglio, Vivas Nuhee, and others from the football team), and just walking around campus. Yes many fond memories.
Sorry to hear of the passing of so many students some of which were very good friends.
Enjoy your wonderful 50th reunion and shake a leg on the dance floor just like you did back in the day at Banning sportsnights.
Richard (Ricardo) A. Amador

  Irene (Gonzales) Aguilar
Friday, July 18, 2014
Winter 64 - This will be my 1st reunion; better late than never! I am retired from LBUSD.  I belong to two Ladies Groups, and do volunteer work. I am single, have 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 2 great g/c. I just returned from a long overdue vacation to Rohnert Park CA ,(near S.F.) Sonoma CA, Marysville WA and Medford OR. I was gone for a month, so much fun! I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FRIENDS! I was so sad to learn about Phyllis H.   Love, Irene
  Bobby Robinson
Friday, July 4, 2014
Yes this is a great website and event.  Thank you Ida and Frances.  I was shocked at the number of our classmates that have passed on.  So sad because I remember them all as young beautiful people full of enthusiasm for life.  Adele and I didn't get too far, living on Q Street. Hahahaha.  Richard Crawford was my next door neighbor and good friend.  Last I heard from his parents, many years ago,  he was teaching school in Australia.
  Sherman Qualls
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This is a great website! I've been living in OR for over 35 years - moved here from the San Diego area.  I've been married for almost 47 years and have 2 sons and 3 grandkids who all live close. I retired about 7 years ago.  My wife and I love to take our 5th wheel out, and  hope to do it more - even thought about doing it full time! Haven't decided about the 50th reunion yet.  Going through the "In Memoriam" section was pretty sad - remembered a lot of those good folks.
  Terry Whitcomb Boudreaux
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Hello classmates. This website is great. I am living in Colorado and have been here for 11 years. Previously from Bullhead City, Az for over 20 years. Left California in 1980. Retired now, worked for Southern Cal Edison and left in 1996 . I was a Human Resource Manager at Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada. I met my husband Audie there and we have been married for 33 years. I have three children all grown and 4 grandchildren. I love the out of doors and do alot of traveling and fishing. Hope to hear from you all.
  Rd. McClanahan
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Rodgerdouglas (NMN) McClanahan
    No my name is not Rodger, and I go by Rd.
My Wife is Jeanie she used to be a preschool teacher, and we still have one at home, Adam, 17, 11th Grade, Varsity Baseball, 4.59 Grade Avg.
 I still teach High School for San Diego Unified School District as a substitute (Visiting Teacher) and long term Sub. 
   I am retired from Civil Service (Navy) with 35 years, I taught Machine Tool Technology at Long Beach City College for one year in 1980.
  I also retired from the California Army National Guard with 29 years, 7 mo (12 years in the Army Reserve, 3 years active service), plus I received a free one year vacation in a South East Asian Country.

  Irene Chavez-Murphy
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Love the website and the two photos of the high school. Ida and Frances: Great job!   My husband Jerry and I moved to Sun City Grand, Surprise, Arizona last November.  Can't believe that I left good ol' SoCal!  Jerry and I both retired from Boeing and we are also RVers. Around '06 we stored all our belongings and full-timed for 3 years.  A great adventure!  We still RV, 4-8 months at a time.   We have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren (2 in college).  I also have two artificial hips and one artificial knee. Ha! Some of you might remember that I played the violin all through school. I quit at 18 because I thought I was in love and got married---should have done the reverse. (Divorced in '77  and married Jerry in '84, we've been married 30 years!).  Anyway,  4 years ago I made a bucket list and the violin was at the top of the list. My husband found  a violin teacher who dug into the cobwebs of my memory and I love it!  Also on the bucket  list was to join an orchestra and fly in a hot air balloon. I have played in an orchestra, haven't flown in a hot air balloon.  But last year I did zip line 9 Lines and repelled two trees in Hawaii! My "caboose" slowed me down on some lines.  I had a great time!  Thank you Jesus!  Howver, I have put the hot air balloon on hold. And, still working on the rest of the bucket list.  During these 50 years God has blessed me and I thank Him for a great life.  I look forward to seeing you all and reminiscing over all the precious memories. 
  Frances Simpson
Monday, April 14, 2014
I received this interesting tidbit about the Banning picture on the front page (the original picture of Banning) from Janet Miller Gregg and I thought all of you might find it informative too.  She wrote, and I quote, "Banning High was built in 1926 at a cost of $385,000.  I suspect the photograph is circa 1926 as there are no shrubs around the foundation and they were planted soon after completion.  The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 damaged the central ornamental peak and had to be torn down, the architect thought the smaller ornamental peaks should also come down to better balance the appearance of the facade."  Thanks Janet, I appreciate the input.  
  Teddy Shepard
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Wow, this web site is fabulous. Great Job ladies!

Pammy Sue Short and I will be traveling together to California.  Since she doesn't have a computer, I get to speak for both of us.

We became close friends in  junior high school, but started kindrgarten at Dominguez Elementary School  together.  We married best more.  Have remained very closed and  are both Christian women walking in the Lord.  We are both retired. Pam lives in Washington and I live in Oregon.  We will stay one night on the Queen Mary (the overnight of the reunion) but will be in So Cal for a couple of weeks.  Love reconnecting with our classmates from Dominguez Elementary; Wilmington Junior High; and, Banning High.  See Ya!
  Rafael (Ralph) Pérez
Sunday, April 13, 2014
April 13, 2014 Greetings. Extremely fine job on this website! Recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I am still semi-retired, lecturing at CSUCI. Looking forward to seeing all S '64 classmates, in November. Best wishes.
  David Helton
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Living in the snowiest city in the USA (we still have a lot of fluff on the ground), I am looking forward to the 50th reunion this November in sunny California! Enjoying good health, I still teach computer inforrmation systems full-time at Northern Michigan University, with no plans to retire soon. During the past year, we traveled extensively, coast to coast, and to Spain and Israel.