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Marian Aguilar

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From Marsha Schwab on July 4th, 2014
Marian was not only my classmate, she was my cousin, we went on to college together and I have had the pivilege of sharing our families throughout the years.  Marian married a wonderful man. Leon Older and they have three beautiful intelligent daughters.  Her first grand child was born shortly after her death.
I miss her, but I am so happy that we shared so much of our lives together.
 

Robert Alarcon

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From Marie Ramirez (Lopez) on October 14th, 2014
Robert was one of the nicest guys I knew through school.  Interesting that our Senior Opinion poll had him as "the neatest male".  I always thought he looked well groomed and neatley dressed.  He will always be the "King" of the prom.  Rest in peace my friend.
 
From Frances Simpson on July 31st, 2014
Image I was sent this Obit and wanted to share with all of you Roberts wonderful life. 
 
From Bobby Robinson on July 5th, 2014
Robert was my best friend for many years.  Our kids grew up together taking vacations to the snow, the river and later Robert bought a cabana on La Playita Baja.  We spent many fun filled weeks at the cabana with the Alarcon family, swimming, fishing, surfing.  May he rest in Gods Arms till we meet again.
 

Rudy Arnado

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From Rafael (Ralph) Perez on July 22nd, 2014
What a sense of humor.... Yet, serious and humble.
Our friendship will always remain in my memory.
 

David Arnaut

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From Rafael PÃ on October 21st, 2016
David,
We knew each other, throughout high school. You were a gentleman and a humorist! Looking at your photograph, now; that is the classmate that I remember!
 

Priscilla Bailey

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From Linda Pifer on August 17th, 2014
I came to Banning High from a very small town in Pennsylvania near the end of our sophomore year.  I didn't know a soul, and Priscilla noticed how uncomfortable I was at lunch time on my first day.   She invited me to join her group of friends for lunch that day, and she'll always have a special place in my heart for that act of kindness.  Rest in peace, Priscilla
 

Bonnie Bogard

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Pat Bowman

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From Ida Allred on July 31st, 2014
I wanted to add that I, too, attended Pat's funeral.  Pat lived on Jackson just "down the street" from me.  We both attended Dominguez Elementary, Wilmington Jr. High, and, of course, Banning.  At the funeral, I realized, even though I grew up with her, I really didn't know her. I saw her family and many friends and students (she was a teacher) and thet loved her very much.  From the time she was a baby her Uncle called her Penquin.  For that reason, Pat collected penquins, in any form.  They filled her home.  Now when I see a penquin, I think of Pat.
 
From Frances Simpson on July 31st, 2014
Image I always thought the world of Pat, she was so much fun and always seem to be so happy and laughing at everything.  When I had heard she had passed I went to her funeral to say goodbye to one of my childhood friends.  
 

Charles Brown

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From Rafael PÃ on November 13th, 2016
Charles, so saddened to see your name here. YOU had quite a sense of humor! We were on the B football team and were able to play if "we were winning greatly or losing badly."
I recall that we were both disciplined for writing our names on the back of our jersies; probably a first, in 1963.
RIP, my friend.
 

Walter Brown

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Steve Brownell

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From Rafael Perez on December 18th, 2016
"...we were soldiers once...and young...." For his service in Vietnam, Steve was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
I met Steve at WJHS, and that frienship continued through high school.
RIP, my friend.
 

Richard Bulgarin

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David Bustamante

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John Calderon

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Leilani Capp

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From Frances Simpson on August 16th, 2014
Although Leilani didn't graduate with us at Banning, I know many of you remember her.  We received information that she had passed some time ago at age 43 and although some of you may have known I didn't.  So, I'm assuming some of our other classmates who remember her may not have known either.  I remember her as a really sweet, happy, genuine  nice person. 
 

Joan Carter

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Mike Collins

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Terry Collins

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Lionel Craig

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Earl Curtis

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Mario Dominguez

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Rusty Elmadolar

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Jeanie Ferguson

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From Carmella Bumanglag(Saldavia) on November 11th, 2014
Jeanie always had a smile on her face and always showed interest in everyone she talked to.  I was saddened to see her name on the list.  To a very sweet and thoughtful person,  Jeanie Ferguson, you are missed.
 

Joe Garcia

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From Marie Ramirez (Lopez) on October 14th, 2014
Although I knew Joe in school, I got to know him better after marrying my childhood friend and neighbor Sharon.  Always a gentleman and a beautiful smile.  Gone too soon.
 
From Bobby Robinson on July 5th, 2014
Another best friend right here.  My kids grew up with his and we had great times together.  Joe gave me a job later on in life and I will always be grateful.
 

Thommi Gerde

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From John Cook on February 8th, 2015
so sad to find Thommi on the memorial page. She and I sat together in several classes and She was so much fun. Rest in peace Thommi.
 

Vernon Gilbert

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From Rafael Perez on August 23rd, 2014
Vernon Gilbert! My, oh, my! We did a lot of cruising in that Chevy hot rod you had!
We remaind friends throughout high school, and after graduation.
The last time I saw you, you were on a Harley Davidson, on Avalon Blvd., and you had a "great big smile" on your face.
You gave me a wave, and I waved back....

 
 

Ron Glusac

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From Janet Gregg on August 26th, 2014
It was a sad day when my family had to say goodbye to Ronald. He was a wonderful man, outstanding husband, brother, uncle, and godparent to my boys, Robert and Alex Miladinovich. 
 When Ronald was dating Judy Ralston in the 11th grade he and Judy set me and his cousin Ted up on a blind date (unknown to either of us) at the ice skating rink. Years later  when Ted and I married,  Ronald was his best man at the wedding and remained a loyal faithful friend until his passing.
Ronald and his wife loved to travel. He once took his wife shopping in Hong Kong (I was so jealous) and loved visiting  Yugoslavia where he enjoyed learning not only his wife's culture but that of his parents and grandparents.









 
 

Elana Graham

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From Marie Ramirez (Lopez) on October 14th, 2014
Personality plus!! She would make the sunshine on a gloomy day.  It seems that I shared most of my GYM classes from Jr. High through High School with Elana.  You could count her support, even if it wasn't your "best game"..
 
From Rafael Perez on August 19th, 2014
What a glorious person; so full of life! Just seeing and greeting you, on campus, made everyone's day. Somehow, you had the ability to remember your classmate's names. All of us!
Your happiness and joy echoed throughout the classrooms, halls and schoolyard. You shall not be forgotten.
 

Barbara Hasty

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Laurel Heath

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Phyllis Hendry

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From David Helton on October 25th, 2014
I recently obtained a copy of  The Principal as Professional Development Leader, the highly acclaimed volume by Phylllis Hendry (Lindstrom) and another colleague at San Jose State University, published shortly before her passing.  As classmates who are college teachers, we particularly appreciate the contribution she made as a faculty member.  
 
From Earl Plowman on September 15th, 2014
I remember a beautiful girl and in my mind's eye she is wearing her tartan and dancing the Scottish saber dance over crossed swords.
 

Kathy Holloway

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From Linda Pifer on August 17th, 2014
We were friends from the 10th grad until the day she died.  Never once in 47 years did Kathy forget to call me on my birthday.  That pretty much says it all.   She was so full of life and love.   Happiness overflowed from her pores.  I never met a more generous or caring spirit and doubt that I ever will.   I still miss her terribly and when asked for the name of my best friend, I will always enter "Kathy" in that spot.  Rest in peace, my deal friend, until we meet again.   "Piffer"
 
From Frances Simpson on August 14th, 2014
Image I received this from one of our classmates sometime ago.  My memory fails me as to who it was, but I appreciated receiving the "In rememberance" and feel this is just the place to share it with all of her classmates.
 

Tom Hoopengarner

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Darlene Inman

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Martha Loya

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From Rafael Perez on September 3rd, 2014
We were classmates, and would occasionally chat. You were charming, open minded, soft spoken and true to your friends. What a pleasure to have known you.
 

Don McCormick

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From Tom Grimes on February 9th, 2015
I remember Don ...we had drafting and auto shop together and got away with alot......I remember the summers we would hitch hike to Huntington Beach with Dennis Hattersly and sometimes Mike McCueen ...will never forget those times...funny I now live in H.B.
 

Candido Mediola

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Al Molina

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From Rafael Perez on August 22nd, 2014
My friend,
I had looked so forward to chatting with you, once again. 
I remember you as always calm, never allowing the "small" issues to bother you. And, your conversations were intelligent and matter of fact. I shall miss that one last dialogue....


 
 
From Irene Chavez-Murphy on April 14th, 2014
To my "diaper derby" buddy. We were newborns when we met and our families shared many, many joys and celebrations. Amen and hallelujah!
 

Danny Montoya

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From Rafael Pérez on November 17th, 2016
"Mr. Vibrasonic,"
You were a good friend to Mike Thompson, Richard Díaz and me.
RIP.

 
 

Frank Montoya

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From Rafael Perez on August 19th, 2014
Even, now, as I look at your yearbook photo, it still defines your character:
outgoing, positive, full of humor and love of life!
You still have my vote for "Best smile."

 
 

Frank Moreno

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From Rafael Perez on August 23rd, 2014
What an athlete! You seemed to excell at every sport you played.
Also, what a dancer. I recall you teaching us the "mashed potatoe," at Banning Park, just before a school dance. "You did good!"
You rest well, and in peace, my friend.
 

Julio Muro

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From Rafael PÃ on October 21st, 2016
Like so many others, on this page, I was saddened to see you here, as well. We knew each other at Catskill Elementary School, through both junior high and high school. I recall you being quite an athlete, and a friend....
 

Vivas Nuhi

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From Rafael Perez on October 16th, 2016
I was saddened to see you on this page.
I remember you as a cheerful, friendly and kind classmate.
RIP, my friend.
 

Shirley Zagala (Ochoa)

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John Oliveri

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Evelyn Payne

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From Rafael Perez on September 17th, 2016
In June, 1964, you wrote in my yearbook, "I hope you have the most wonderful life possible, Ralph."
I have tried....
 
From Rafael Perez on August 19th, 2014
Depending upon how the teachers arranged us, alphabetically, in our classes, I sat to your left, or to your right; in front of you, or behind you.... You were clever, witty, outgoing, soft spoken and friendly. It is a pleasure to have known you. 
 

Manny Perez

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Annette Piddington

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Shirley Pitts

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Shirley Reynolds

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Helen Riggs

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Jim Robertson

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James (Jaime) Rodriquez

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From Rafael Perez on October 8th, 2014
Jaime.
Who did not know you? You were friends to all!
If Facebook was available to us in 1964, I do not doubt that the entire Phineas Banning High School student body would have been your "friend."
 

Judy Roulston

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Norman Ryals

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Paul Sharp

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From Rafael (Ralph) Perez on July 22nd, 2014
Greetings, my friend.
You shall be missed. But, our friendship is still in my memory.
 

Pam Fleming (Short)

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Martha Smith

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From Rafael Perez on September 6th, 2014
Another of our classmates, that by her presence in a group, allowed us to share her positive and joyful attitude...every day!
Anyone looking at your yearbook portrait can see that you had a love of life, and made everyone close to you, feel good. I do not recall you ever having a "bad day!"
As with my other classmates, it was a pleasure that you crossed my path.
 

Ray Smith

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Bill Steiber

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From Teran Boudreaux on August 19th, 2017
Image Junior high fun times.
 
From Bobby Robinson on July 5th, 2014
I think Billy was the funniest guy I ever met.  He could have been a great comedian on tv.  God bless him.
 

Larry Stephens

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Richard Taylor

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Mike Thompson

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From Rafael Pérez on March 28th, 2018
Say it ain’t so! Mike, my friend throughout high school, and after graduation. You were one of those individuals that truly made a difference in my life. Even as I try to write this, it is a very difficult thing to do.
I am extremely saddened that I see you on this page. You realized that after my return from Vietnam, and personal issues, that it was necessary for me to leave the Wilmington area. Of course, over the years, we lost track of each other, but you, and our group of friends, were always on my mind. I feel blessed that we were able to chat at our fiftieth reunion, one last time!
Rest in peace, my friend. You shall never be forgotten.
 

Erlan Treholm

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Rosie Valdez

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Leta Vandiver

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Roger Ward

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Dwight Wilson

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From Rafael Perez on March 28th, 2018
A bright student; friendly; great athlete; and an all around “good human being!”
Rest in peace.
 

Barbara Wooten

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From Ida Allred/Reynolds on August 23rd, 2014
I received an email today from Barbara's husband, David Walker.  He wanted to say that she had passed away in May 2012.  He shared that she was very proud to have graduated from Banning High School and grow up in Wilmington.

I remember Barbara as a sweet and shy girl who never had a bad thing to say about anyone.  Rest in Peace Barbara.