Alumni Weekend 2017 — Save the Date Alumni Weekend is Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017. Classes ending in a "2" or "7" are celebrating major reunions in 2017. If you are interested in helping to plan your class's reunion, contact Ryann Galloway Tacha.
Sand-filled kiddie pool. Highly flammable thermite. Fire extinguisher. These ingredients taught David Yarnevich ’92 lessons about chemistry—and life—that he’s remembered ever since he conducted an experiment on the Barstow stage more than two decades ago.
On November 25, 2014, Ryann Galloway Tacha sat down with Marc Solomon '85 to discuss his book, "Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits--and Won." In the interview, Marc discusses an infamous Doc Brayman assignment and what it is like to be on the front lines of creating social change presently in America.
April 20, 2017 - Carolee is survived by her children, Russell E. Atha III (Carol Ann), Karen Atha Dunn (Larry), Diane Atha Harriman '71 (Jeff), Perry Dean Atha (Kathy); nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Additional family members within the Barstow alumni community include her nieces and nephews, Denise Dreier Despars '72, Emily Atha Boeshaar '74, Dana Dreier Lamont (1974), Sally Atha Murguia '76, Taylor Atha '78 and Spencer Atha '82.
April 19, 2017 - Beth is survived by her four children: Sarah Malino '63; Judith Smith '66 (Lawrence Blum); Deborah Smith '70 (Mark Myron); James Smith (Katherine Brady); her sister Ruth Belzer; and her brother and sister in law, Mike and Carol Kulakofsky. She leaves 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
April 10, 2017 - Herb is survived by his children, Cheryl Graves '62 (Mike), Paul Davis (Billie), Nancy Bodinson (Larry), and Martha Davis '72 (Pat); as well as 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
April 4, 2017 - Olive is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Allen Wright (Stacy) and daughter Jennifer Berrigan (Michael); and seven grandchildren including Jared Wright '12, Trevor Wright '14, and Eric Wright, a member of the Barstow Class of 2020.
March 7, 2017 - Phyllis is survived by her three children, David Kerr (Karen), Lisa Hamilton (Mike), Phyllis Quevedo (Rafael) and nine grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Karen Crawford and many other cherished relatives and friends.
March 5, 2017 - Barbara is survived by daughters, Mary Elliott '82 and Sarah Elliott Biles '86 (Brad) and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam, her parents, Percy and mary Kellogg and her sister, Dorothy.
February 21, 2017-Ann was predeceased by her sister, Edith. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Lena); daughter, Margo Cohen McKinnon '77 (Kevin); her brother, Alan (Cessily); as well as four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
February 17, 2017 - Sally was predeceased by her husband Donald. She is survived by son Ed Tranin '78 and daughter-in-law Amy; daughter Laura Tranin and and son-in-law Alan Greenstein; sister Irene and brother-in- law Irving Fenster; sister-in-law Shirley Morantz; and grandchildren Emily Tranin '16, Alex, Nathan, and Lewis.
February 10, 2017 - Sally was predeceased by her parents, Frank James Dean, Jr. and Sarah Raymond Dean. She is survived by her loving husband, Roger Fitch; three brothers, including Raymond Dean (wife, Sarah), James Dean and Frank Dean (wife, Lori); and many nieces and nephews, including Stan Dean '78, John Dean '80, and Kate Dean Dunn '81.
January 16, 2017 - Bob is survived by wife, Kathryn (Katie) Sloan; daughter, Susan Sloan '74; son, Jeff Sloan '75 and wife Ruby; son, Peter Sloan '78, wife Laura, and their children Curry, Kellyn, and Riley Sloan; niece, Jane Meacham; nephew, David Meacham and wife Sharon, and many cherished family members and friends.
January 13, 2017 - Kathy is survived by her beloved husband Robert John Richter; her daughters Allison Macy Richter and Elizabeth Ann Richter; her parents Robert and Dorothy Margolin; nieces Caitlin Perry and Macy Margolin; brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Sue Richter and nephews Travis, Eric and Kyle; and sister-in-law Dorothea Eusner and nephew Thor. Kathy was predeceased by her brother Charles Margolin.
January 12, 2017 - Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Grace Carswell and sister Jane Carswell. She is survived by her five children Judi Adams, Dr. Sue Hall, Kathy Snyder (Mike), Nancy Sutherland (Perry), James Lyddon, Jr. '79 (Julianna Brown Lyddon '83); two sisters, Francis Carswell and Sue Peiker; 13 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
January 3, 2017 - Jane was preceded in death by her parents, brother John R. Miller, an infant son Steven Miller Smull, her former husband Dr. Ned W. Smull, and her nephew Rob Miller. She is survived by her daughter Sarah Smull Hatfield '77 (Victoria), granddaughters Kristin (Nick) Switzer and Whitney (Derek) Hoefer, great-granddaughter Hannah Switzer, and nephew Rick (Beth) Miller.
December 13, 2016 - Preceding Carlene in death was her son, Carl William Neihart '80, her parents, W. Earl and Florene Schifferdecker, and a brother Martin Schifferdecker. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James L. Neihart; two sons, Robert E. Neihart and his wife, Jane Satterlee Neihart '78, David J. Neihart '79 and his wife, Wendy Ketterman Neihart '79; 9 grandchildren Jim Neihart '06 (Rachael), Bryan Neihart '07 (Martha), Anna Neihart Lynch '08 (Adam), Brent Neihart '09 (Rachel), Braden Neihart '13; and two great-grandchildren, Noah Lynch and Nora Neihart.
December 9, 2016 - Beverly was a former Trustee of the school, and was honored with the Nancy and Ann Hatfield Award as Alumna of the Year in 1996. Beverly is preceded in death by her husband Ellis Bradley, parents John T. Pierson and Helen Sherman Pierson, brothers Gregory Sherman Pierson and John T. Pierson, Jr. and daughter, Hanna Carmichael Medus. Her children John Lochlan Carmichael, Jr. (Philip Pappas II) and Helen Kristin Carmichael survive her. Surviving nieces include Catherine Pierson Wolf, Merrill Pierson Nunnally '78 (Bob Nunnally), Karen Pierson Eib, and Kimberly Pierson Coleman (Don Coleman) and four great-nieces (including Hillary Pierson-Eib'15) and one great-nephew.
December 10, 2016 - Edie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Michael; her daughter, Molly Selders, son-in- law, Brian Powell, and adored grandchildren, Annie and Sam Powell, all of Macomb, IL. She leaves behind brothers and sisters- in-law (including Bebe Brookfield Selders '70) , cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom she loved dearly.
October 29, 2016 - Blake is survived by his mother Monique Exposito (Steve Gill) and father Paul Exposito (Julie Meriano); brother Broc Exposito '09; stepsiblings Connor, Miles, and Justin Gill, and Sebastian and Gabriela Meriano; grandparents John and Sharon Exposito, Judy Pap (Ted Williams), and Joe Pap; aunts and uncles Todd Pap (Stacy) and Karen Singbiel (Bruce); and cousins Tanner, Hunter, and Garrett Pap and Hunter, Cole, and Shane Singbiel.
October 22, 2016 - Madalene is survived by her husband of 58 years, Tom; son, Tom O. Woodbury '77 (May); daughter, Carol Woodbury Raridon '79 (William); daughter, Betsy Woodbury Cline '80 (Rick); four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; as well as many relatives and very dear friends near and far.
October 16, 2016 - Anne is survived by her children, Michael Brunner (Carolyn), Daniel Brunner and Kimberley Brunner; brother William W. Baumgardt (Donna), sister Jean Baumgardt Reichenbach '70; nephews Andrew Konzen and Christopher Konzen as well as other cousins and second cousins. She is predeceased by her parents, William H. and Marjory Dickey Baumgardt '41.
October 3, 2016 - Peg was predeceased by her son, Michael and her daughter, Maggie. She is survived by her children Becky, John and Alice, her two sons-in-law Robert Hart, and Ron Alvarez and her daughter- in- law Valerie Ruth. Peg leaves behind eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
October 2, 2016 - Becky is survived by her husband, Dan; daughter Deb Hosfield Walz '86 and (Brent); and grandsons Spencer Walz, a member of the Barstow Class of 2017 and Ethan Walz, a member of the Barstow Class of 2022.
September 23, 2016 - Bill served as a trustee of Barstow from 1976-1978. He was predeceased by his brother Don, his wife, Janice, and his two sons, Joe and Don. Bill is survived by his children, Sharon Lapping (Mike), Linda Clarkson (Doug), Kathy Brodie (Bruce), Bill Clarkson, Jr. (Diane), Steve Clarkson (Julie), Mary Lee Clarkson '77, Jean Ann Clarkson Schrader '77 (Jim), Jan Clarkson Clayton '80 (Jeff), Amy Clarkson and daughter-in-law, Julie Clarkson; 43 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
September 17, 2016 -Jean was preceded in death by her husband Fred; parents, Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Grun Tanzey; sister, Virginia Bruce Jordan and brother in law, Paul Jordan. Jean is survived by her son, Fred Bellemere, III, (Judy); daughter, Janice Bellemere Hamill '65, (Tom); seven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.
September 18, 2016 -Gordon is survived by Nancy, his wife of 62 years, three children, five grandchildren, his beloved sister Olive Beaham Lansburgh '54, her two children, Jennifer Wright Berrigan and Allen Wright (Stacy), and Allen's children, Jared Wright '12 and Trevor Wright '14, Eric Wright, a member of the Barstow Class of 2020, and Owen Wright.
September 10, 2016 - Glady is survived by herson, R. Scott Bayles of Overland Park; daughter, Martha Bayles Bacon '69 of Lenexa; son, Robert "Skip" Bayles '73 (Amy) of Prairie Village, and Christian Bayles '75 (Dorothy) of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren, Meredith Bayles Bell (Michael), Melanie Bacon Farmer (Matthew), Lauren Bacon Brengarth (Rhett), Allison Bacon Sears (Shawn), Mallory Bayles Mallin (Victor), Kelly Bayles, Colson Bayles, Elizabeth Bayles Helsel (Jon), Ruth Anna Bayles Herber (David), Sarah Bayles, Mary Esther Bayles Nevener (Leif), and Caleb Bayles; and 11 great grandchildren.
September 7, 2016 -Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Mitchell Trelease and Ruth Walker Trelease and brothers Benjamin Walker Trelease and Richard Mitchell Trelease, Jr. She is survived by her husband Robert Grinnell Day; brother Murray Lincoln Trelease; five children: Barbara Noël Day, Judith Walker Day, Jean Trelease Day, Michael Joseph Day, and Susan Virginia Day; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
August 28, 2015 - Dorset was predeceased by her only sister Caroline Townley Von Mayrhauser '40. She is survived by her five children and their families: Justus Pearson of Bethesda, MD; Corinne Pearson and husband Thomas Krisa of Palm Harbor, FL; Townley Pearson of Madison, WI; Margaret Pearson and husband Steven Gunby of Potomac, MD; and Heath Pearson and wife Ann Tham of Vancouver, WA. She also leaves 7 grandchildren.
August 27, 2016 - Mary attended Barstow as a boarding student and was considered a beloved member of the Barstow Class of 1954. Mary was predeceased by her parents, August W. and Dorothy Fike Wagner, brother, Aug Lauterbach, and son Ben Wagner, and is survived by her sister, Martha Lauterbach, daughter-in-law, Michelle Wagner, children, Hulse Wagner (Sherri), Dottie Wagner (Mike Hutchins), Jean Wagner (Bernie Rosenblatt), Jo Wagner (Stuart Ainsley), 12 grandchildren, and one great grandson.
August 25, 2016 - Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Corky Pfeiffer, by his parents, Jennie and Fred J. Pfeiffer, by his three brothers: Carl, John and Tom Pfeiffer, and by his stepdaughter, Martha McPhee. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay McPhee of the home. He is also survived by his two children: daughter Jan E. Pfeiffer-Rios '73 and her wife, Frances Pfeiffer-Rios of Boston, MA, by his son, William E. (Bill) Pfeiffer, Jr. and stepson, Mark S. McPhee, M.D. both of Kansas City, by five step-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and friends.
August 20, 2016 -Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Cullen Adams Jr. and Elizabeth (Libby) Scarritt Adams '32 andher aunts,Alice Scarritt Kelley '34 and Ann Louise Scarritt Grove '39. She is survived by her husband, Kirk F. McConachie; daughter, Allison M. (Jeff) Grace; son, Parker C. McConachie; granddaughter, Katherine Parker Grace; grandson, Jack Scarritt Grace; sister, Elizabeth Adams Breed '57; and brother, Benjamin Cullen Adams III, and cousins (including Ann North Readey '66)and nephew,Britton Adams '97.
August 5, 2016 -Nancy is the daughter of Frances Shryock Wilkinson, a member of the Barstow Class of 1915. Nancy was predeceased by her husband George W. Hawley and her son, Frank W. Hawley. She is survived by her daughters Lucy Terry (David), Marian Hawley (David Landman), and Frances Penkowsky (Greg). Additionally, she is survived by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
July 6, 2016 - Harold is survived by his wife Ruth, his children Cathy Maslan (Mark), Tom Tivol (Susan), Merilyn Tivol Berenbom '71(Loren) '71, Kathy Hawley (Scott), and Jim Krigel (Felicia); as well as 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.