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Linda Benton -
Linda came to the Napa Valley 25 years ago. She teaches
in a Spanish immersion elementary school and has been a math
consultant for the Center for Innovation in Education. She
has two children, Serena and Colin. She writes and sings, as well.
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Linda (Chrisp) Knight wrote in 2011:
I graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to get my Elementary Teaching Credential at
Cal State Hayward. I retired in June of 2011 from Brentwood Union School District after
30+ years of teaching. The last 20 were in Middle school and 13 in Special Education.
I am looking forward to this new phase in my life and the possibilities there are in life
without a 5:30 am alarm! My daughter is in Concord and my son is at Lake Berryessa. He is
head chef at the Crossroads restaurant. My youngest grandson has just turned 3 and I am
looking forward to being able to spend more time with him. I live in Concord.
My hobbies include quilting, gardening, reading and traveling.
Linda writes, in 2015: I recently published Promises for Dynamic Living, a Christian
devotional based on God's promises. It is available on Amazon or at my publisher,
Certa Publishing, or on my website,
Day by Day Fearless Living.
I try to blog on my website at least once a week and am trying
a new feature called "Food for Thoughts" a couple of times each week.
Hear an interview with Linda by Rick Tocquigny, a radio personality in New York on
Blog Talk Radio.
Linda (Nina) (Christensen) Kelley
went into the Air Force, married Skip Kelley in 1968.
She got her college degree night school and worked as a
legislative assistant for a NJ state Assemblywoman. Now she
has a long title and makes sure that local industry does not
release pollutants into our wastewater system.
I would love to hear from fellow classmates.
Linda (Clipson) Woodall - Living in Texas.
Linda Edman - I have been in Ceres, California
since the fall of 1987 and am currently employed by Stanislaus County.
After working for Pacific Bell for 26 years I took an early retirement
offer in 1995, had a break and worked a few of different jobs for about
18 months and then started with the county. As a single mom my son Bradley,
born 1987, and I are doing just fine and thoroughly enjoy living here.
Linda (Garrett) Viale: We moved from the Bay Area to the mountains
just outside of Yosemite where we lived for 15 years before moving to the
central valley 5 years ago. We have spent time traveling through Europe,
the South Pacific, Mexico, Hawaii and the US. We love spending time with
family and friends. Life is good!
Linda Foster-Collins: I'm no longer a size 4. but, I can still bend over
to paint my toe nails bright red. I've been married once and divorced over 30 years.
One adult son who lives in Santa Barbara. I now live happily with a neutered cat.
I've worked for many years in hi-tech sales. I left a small valley town in order
to be around a more diversified world. I truly found it. One day I hope to write
the story of my war widowed friend who lives in Afghanistan. I never would have
thought I would be best friends to a family threatened by a war lord, a daughter
who is an activist who had to defect and a kidnapped son. Like everyone my life
has had a lot of chapters. I'm happy to say I'm enjoying these last ones the
most. I would love to hear from my friends of the past.
Linda (Martin) Barker -
Once I graduated from CVHS I went to Healds Business Collage - graduated then
was hired by United Airlines and worked as a flight attendant for 15 great years.
Married in 1981 and we had two boys - living on a ranch in Brentwood. After about
14 years we picked up our boys and moved to the country outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
My husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary this Aug. I have raised
exotic birds for many years now. (Macaws, Congo African Greys, Sun Conures, Quakers,
Cockatiels, Amazons and a few other parrots). The Lord has blessed and watched over
us for many years and I thank him every day for the life He has given me!
Linda (Maynard) Romer has grown older and wiser.
Linda (Smith) Northway: Retired and living in Nevada City, California.
[Ed. Note - those faint splotches to the left of Linda's nose are ink on the
yearbook photo, not blemishes.]
Linnea (Cowart) Pearce -
I go by "Linn" these days.
After high school and a year or two at DVC, I attended nursing school and
law school, but each was interrupted by life circumstances. I later attended
UC Irvine's extension program, receiving my Paralegal Certificate in 1984.
I've worked in the legal field ever since. In 2009, I became the Contracts
Administrator / Senior Paralegal for a rapidly growing worldwide medical
device company in Orange County, California. Our products are used to treat
I married in 1969, had 2 children, a girl and a boy, and divorced in 1979.
I remarried in 1980 and divorced again in 1990. After raising my own 2 children,
I also helped raise my grandson who graduated from high school in 2016.
Ive traveled to parts of Europe, Canada, Mexico, and most of the U.S. including
Alaska and Hawaii. I now seem to prefer my own backyard, unless travelling for
work. If I ever retire, I may hit the road for pleasure once again.
I love birds, animals, gardens, my family, my friends, mysteries, cars, and
jigsaw puzzles, not in that particular order. I don't love dieting, but no
longer have a choice in the matter. Where is the metabolism of my youth when
I really need it?
I have lived in Mission Viejo, California since 1994 and can be reached at