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IN LOVING MEMORY
WAS IT ONLY YESTERDAY?
Was it only yesterday we said "hi" in the hallway or shared the same class?
Was it only yesterday we cruised Broadway from Jack In the Box to Taco Bell?
Was it only yesterday we talked on the phone or crammed for a test?
Was it only yesterday we held our diplomas and said our good byes?
Was it only yesterday we heard of your passing?
You are still a part of our hearts and you will always be our
Cherished Friends Forever.
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Class Administrator: Tami Bowden Wilkening
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SANTA MARIA HIGH SCHOOL MOTTO
Enter to learn, go forth to serve,
Is the motto of our school.
It guides us wisely lest we swerve,
From the law of the golden rule.
Inscribed before us in letters bright,
Above our stage for acts and plays.
Always ready to catch our sight,
As we eagerly listen to every phrase.
Freshies gaze at it, with fear;
Sophomores take it all to heart,
Juniors love it more each year,
Seniors prize it on their part.
Enter to learn; to learn we must;
Go forth to serve, to serve mankind;
Gather from each his wontry trust,
And in this motto our joys well find.
SMUHS Class of 1930
Tami Bowden-Wilkening is offering a reward for the SAFE RETURN of her Senior High School yearbook that was stolen off the back table at the 30th reunion. I have had this book for 30 years. It has a special spot on a bookshelf with all of the other yearbooks and memory books. All of the people that signed it in High School had messages for "ME". It has been more than 1 year, and now it is a crime, not only to me, not only to our class and but our school, as well. The reunion committee will pay for a replacement, at our class expense. That's right, coming out of CLASS money. The other problem, when and if we can locate a replacement and that could be a very long time.
If you know anything, please come forward with information. If you wish not to talk to me, than get in touch with Graham, Jesse or Kristina.
This notice will be on this site until 6/16/2059. Most of us will be 100 years old by then. You get the picture. Also, this notice is on the internet for all to see.
Be a SMHS SAINT, and return my senior yearbook. Thank you for your cooperation.
5/25/2017 SMHS Class of 1977 40th Reunion Oct. 21st, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel
It's happening! Check the link "Click here for reunion documents" at the bottom of the EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT block!
Dinner/Dance $60 each for more info contact:
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6/20/2008 Class of 1978 30 year Reunion
You are invited to the 30th High School Reunion of the Class of 1978. Invitations will go out before the end of the month. If you do not get an invitation before July 15, 2008, please cont
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6/15/2007 Congratulations - Our 32nd Graduation Anniversary
It was June 16, 1977, 8:00 P.M. that the Santa Maria High School Class of 1977 had it's Commencement Exercise at Dave Boyd Field. Do you remember who your graduation partner was? Do you re
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I own an architectural drafting business in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have lived here for 23 years. I still enjoy surfing but I do not get in the water as much as I used to when I was say.... 23
I have not married and have no children
I can not report that I have done anything so spectacular in life except live it to the fullest of my imagination, and ability at the given moment of "now"
And yes, I am still committed and working on the spectacular.
I will look forward to seeing you all for the 30 year reunion this year
I read your names on the class list and was flooded with memories of all of you. I realized I missed all of you. And I wish each and everyone of you some of whom I have known since we were small children, the very best life has to offer and the some more.
I mourn the loss of friends like Rick Stovall, Fidel Vela, Mark Cardiel, Barbara Granski, and the rest.
Until we reunite I send my warmest greetings from Hawaii with a big aloha...
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SANTA MARIA HIGH GRADS AND TEACHERS IN THE MILITARY
The Santa Maria High School Class of 1977 wishes to thank our graduates, teachers, their families, and all who have served and continue to serve our country, while in the military. We appreciate your selfless duty, and commitment to our country. WE SALUTE YOU.
We would like to personally thank our SMHS Class of 1977 graduates and teachers who have served in the Military:
DANNY AGUILERA, JR. - USMC
ERIC ATKINS - NAVY
CARLA BARCELONA- NAVY
MAHLON CLARK - TEACHER (DECD) - NAVY
BETTY CONRAD - CAREER CENTER (DECD) - NAVY
GEORGE CORTEZ (DECD) - ARMY
THOMAS CROUGH - TEACHER (DECD)- WWII
ANTON DEGEUS - TEACHER (DECD) NAVY
MICHAEL DELAPLAIN - NAVY
TONY DINAPOLI - TEACHER (DECD) AIR FORCE
MARK EVERRETT (DECD) - USMC
EARLINE FORCIER-TODD - ARMY
LUIS GARCIA - NAVY
ANNESLEY HOPKINS - TEACHER (DECD) - ARMY
JAMES LAFLIN - TEACHER (DECD) - AIR FORCE
LEONARD LARUE - TEACHER (DECD) - NAVY
FRANK MIRANDA - TEACHER (DECD) - AIR FORCE
STEVE MONTGOMERY - NAVY
KRISTEN MOORE - NAVY
MICHAEL NYBACK (DECD)- NAVY
BRENDA PALMER MARTIN - AIR FORCE/AIR NATIONAL GUARD
ART PALOMAR - ARMY & NATIONAL GUARD
LISA PONCE - AIR FORCE
JOEL PUNCHES - TEACHER (DECD) - AIR FORCE
RICKY RAMIREZ (DECD) - AIR FORCE
FRANK RUSSO - TEACHER (DECD) - ARMY
MELVIN SLAWSON - TEACHER (DECD) - ARMY
HARVEY TAYLOR - TEACHER (DECD) - ARMY
MATT WALMSLEY - USMC
FRANK GEORGE ZERN - TEACHER (DECD) - ARMY AIR CORPS
If you have served in the Military, please email and let us know what branch you served in. We would be happy to add your name to the list.
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