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I got married for the first time in 1997 to a women I met in New Zealand
over 20 years prior ... long story!! And I retired in 2010 from Airgas
in the Bay Area where I worked for 30 years, moving through a variety of
different jobs in the compressed gas (cryogenic engineering) industry.
Once retired Lindsay and I moved up to our house in Virginia City,
(70 miles south of Yellow Stone Park) Montana, where I enjoy fly-fishing
(and fly tying), hiking and hunting. And when I get time, making Suiseki.
Enjoy being actively part of a close knit community; I'm a volunteer
firefighter there. Over our summer there's a lot of socializing and fun
In the US winter we go down to The Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
(30 mins north of Wellington the capital) where we have a house on the beach
(with great salt water kayak fishing...is there a theme here?)!! In 2015 we
finally finished an extensive renovation of the house, so only just starting
to enjoy it without a ton of sawdust. I have a step-daughter there, Sacha.
She lives in Auckland and is a film and television editor; married to a writer,
producer, and film director ... both married to the film industry so no
grandkids!! We love to travel and enjoy having friends and family visiting
on their travels. And like coming back to the Bay Area often, for extended
visits here to see family and friends.
Doug Perez has moved back to California. He's now single again, living in Pacific
Beach (San Diego). He went to Cal for his bachelor's ('70), to Davis for his Master's
('74), and back to Cal for his Ph.D. ('78). He has been a police officer ('70-'75), and
a criminal justice professor/author all over the country. He loves to coach; he has been
a crew coach (San Diego State, U.C. Santa Barbara, '78-'89), a semi-pro football coach
(Vermont, '91-'09), a rowing coach again at Middlebury College (Vermont '11-'12), and
is now retired from teaching/coaching, and doing some writing in San Diego. He has two
grown daughters, (Elizabeth and Annie). He would like to hear from any and all of you at
Evamaria (Bassett) Croskey has grown older and wiser.
Fred Ruggiero Took the long plane ride to South Vietnam right after
high school. Came home and married classmate Janis Ruggirello in 1971. We
are happily married and have twin sons. Both have great careers with State
of California Department of Corrections. We are blessed with 3 grandkids.
Both Janis and I retired in 2011 and enjoy travel and golf. We also enjoy
family and I spend the winters waterfowling. All things considered, a great
Glen Paetz - Living in Silicon Valley, California.
Retired now; was an R&D (Software) Manager for Agilent Technologies, which
split off from HP a couple of years ago.
Glenda (Ostler) Hawkins -
Live east of Salem, Oregon with husband Chuck (who I married right after
high school). Blessed with 7 fantastic children (5 daughters, 2 sons) and
15 grandchildren (6 girls, 9 boys, including twins). Everyone lives with 4
hours of each other and we enjoy getting together as often as we can. We
have 1 1/3 acres where the grandchildren can play and we can all make
memories. We are retired from money paying employment, but will enjoy the
greatest "payment" of love of family forever. Family history and Chuch
volunteer service keeps us busy and happy. Good health is a blessing, we count
the added pounds and gray hair up to life's experiences.
Lauriana (Glenda) (Richardson) Baldwin writes:
My name now is Lauriana Baldwin. I'm a certified coder and retired from
UC Davis Medical Center in July 2015.
Greg Feere -
I was the Chief Executive Officer for the Contra Costa Building and Construction
Trades Council. I've been married since 1984 to my fantastic wife Nina, with 2 super
brilliant kids. Xenia is a lifetime straight A student, valedictorian and UC San
Diego Graduate. Son Zack is a College Professor with 3 master's degrees. Somehow
they didn't inherit my Chico State genes. I spent 10 years in Alaska as a guide -
Hunting, Fishing and Photography. I worked on Kodiak Island and the Artic Brooks
Range. I worked on the Trans Alaskan Pipeline and lived in Palmer, Point Barrow
and Kodiak, all in Alaska. Life is Good!
Greg sent us an update in 2017, which also has a
larger picture of the bear.