Please let us know if you have any obituaries for our classmates.

Lucy Loveday Gidley
October 16, 1950 - October 28, 2005
Lucy Ann Loveday Gidley died Oct. 28, 2005 after a short battle with cancer at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C. with her husband and children by her side.  Lucy was born in Newport, RI. She climbed trees in Montgomery, AL, surfed in Coronado, CA, recorded Bob Dylan songs in Virginia, wrote poetry in Colorado, taught her babies to swim in Carmichaels, found true love in Morgantown, W. VA, sailed in the Bahamas and snorkled in the Florida Keys.
George Bullock
1949 to 2013
George passed away on January 23, 2013 from an accident while living in San Francisco, CA.
 Terri Dail Woodward
Passed away September 29, 2011
Received from Terri's sister Tina Dail:

Terri passed away peacefully in her adopted country of Australia on September 29, 2011 in Calapaba, Australia, near Brisbane.  Terri fought bravely for nearly 10 years against non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (including being a 2 year survivor of a stem cell transplant) to gain more days with her beloved husband John.  Terri had been a licensed Vocational nurse during her adult lifetime in the U.S. and moved to Australia in the 1990's.  Terri loved animals of all kinds, and the back yard of her home in Calapaba was at the edge of a nature preserve, so she was able to spend her last years surrounded by tropical birds and natural wildlife of Australia.  Terri loved life and will be missed.
 Rick Kipe
Passed away in 2011
 William Clement Hakes Jr.
November 9. 1949 - July 4, 2010

Bill was born and raised in Coronado, CA.  He attended Coronado schools and the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA.  He had many interest: chess club, band, manager of the basketball team and fishing with his brother Dan on the Coronado beach. Bill's interest expanded later to photography, tennis, golf, geneology, model trains, music and reading.  He and his brother John operated the Shelter Island Fishing Pier that his family leased from the Port of San Diego.  He had many friends and fished all over the bay with his brothers.  Bill had cerebral palsy, but that didn't hinder him physically or mentally.  Bill's lung cancer was attributed to his demise.  


 Robert Kent Lahodny

Born November 12, 1949
Bob passed away on October 25, 2010

We'll miss you Lights!!
John Franklin Varner

April 11, 1950 - March 11, 2009
John was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Coronado at the age of 3. He attended Miss Bunny's School, Coronado Elementary, Junior and High Schools. He graduated from Gainsville High School in Floriad in 1968. He began playing guitar with Tom Petty in his senior year at Gainsville. John moved back to California and attended college in Monterey and lived in Hawaii. In 2003 John came home to Coronado where he enjoyed surfing, gardening and cooking. He was a carpenter, a song writer, and a musician. He is survived by his mother Earlene and sister Vicki.
Eugene "Geno" Wilson Horton

September 3, 1950-April 24, 2008
     Eugene Wilson Horton, known to family and friends as Geno, passed away unexpectedly April 24 near the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands while snorkeling.  The exact cause of death has not yet been determined but is suspected to be related to his diabetic condition.  He was vacationing with a group of close friends from Big Creek, where he lived and worked for the past 36 years.  He was an electrician in the hydroelectric division of the Southern California Edison Company.
     Geno was born Sept. 3, 1950 in Coronado.  He attended Coronado public shcools, graduating with the Coronado High School class of 1968.
     Geno was a loving and devoted father to his three children.  As a single parent, he raised them from early childhood and remained extremely close to them as young adults.  He is survived by his mother, Frances Horton of Sonoma, formerly of Coronado.
     Fishing was a lifelong passion of Geno's, starting with surf casting off the Coronado Beach.  Geno was an avid sports fan, loved playing golf and spent most weekends watching sports with his children.  His gentle nature made him a friend of every person in the town of Big Creek, and known for his sense of humor, was a great story teller of jokes and prankster.
     Geno will be greatly missed by his many longtime friends and family...........A celebration of Geno's life was held on May 17th in Big Creek.
Rebecca "Becky' Duke Fox

Rebecca Duke Fox died on October 5, 2005 after a 2 1/2-year struggle with cancer.  She died peacefully at the Coronado home of her sister and brother-in-law,  Carol and Bill Lemei, surrounded  by her loving family and closest friends. Thanks to the Coronado lifeguards, who made the wonderful wheelchair with giant air tires for handicapped individuals available, she was able to visit her beloved Coronado beach – it was a day that brought her supreme happiness.

Becky graduated from Coronado High School in 1968. She and her husband Elán Fox opened Miracle Leaf Plants in the Crown Shops (now the shop Island Girls) during the early 1970s, then moved to the Orange Avenue site now occupied by Bay Books. They sold Miracle Leaf in the late 1970s and  relocated to Northern California, eventually settling in Forest Knolls, California. Over the years, they operated a restaurant in downtown San Francisco, and several plant and floral businesses in the Marin County area. During recent years, Becky was a social worker working with at-risk youth.

She loved camping on the Yuba River with her family and friends, and riding her horse, Sierra, in the hills of Marin County.

Becky was pre-deceased by her parents, Mary and Clifford Duke, who moved to Coronado in 1950, when Becky was a baby. She is survived by her husband Elán,  daughters Miriah Fox of  Forest Knolls, California and Kira Fox Poole of Petaluma, California;  Parents-in-law Bella Fox Slamovich and Henry Slamovich of San Francisco; sisters Suzanne Duke of San Diego and Carol Duke Lemei,  nephew Galen Lemei and niece Kaitlin Lemei.
Debra "Debbie" Kay Harris Riley

Born December 17, 1950 in Memphis, TN

The Harris family moved to Coronado in 1958 where Debbie attended Crown Elementary, Coronado Junior High and Coronado High School.  Debbie was an excellent student and was loved by all.  She was elected as a Class Officer, Junior Varsity Cheerleader and Varsity Cheerleader.

Debbie attended SDSU and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in education.  She was a teacher in El Paso and returning home from a school function when she fell asleep at the wheel and died of head trauma on December 8, 1978, at the age of 27.

Debbie was married to Thomas Riley and had two children, Jason and Robin.  She now has four grandchildren.

At the time of her death she was also survived by her parents, William Harris and Rosalyn Fenn, and siblings Nancy, Billy and Susan.

Charles "Chip" Wesley Craven 

Born July 21, 1949
Passed on June 22, 2006  
Brian Hackett

From Toby Leflang:  

I would like to take a moment to remember my good friend Brian Hackett.  I have so many memories with our music days playing in folk groups during and after CHS.  Brian could play just about anything that he could get his hands on.  I know that my parents sort of adopted him into our family supporting his creative talents when perhaps others close to him did not understand.  Before I went on to SDSU Brian was also in many of my art classes at Southwestern at a time when Southwestern had one of the very best art departments in the country with nationally known art teachers.  Brian rocked!!  His work in some of the student shows was amazing.  Brian's creative spirit and talent never got a chance to become what it could have been which is unfortunate as was his short time here.
Suzanne "Suzy" Prassinos Morris 

Suzanne Prassino Morris, 37 died Aug. 16, 1987 in the Northwest Airlines crash at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.   Mrs. Morris, who resided with her husband in Phoenix, Arizona, was a resident of Coronado during her teen-age years.  She graduated from Coronado High School in 1968, and later received a business degree from Marymount College of Virginia.  Mrs. Morris, an airline stewardess with Northwest for several years, is survived by her husband, David; her mother and father, Capt. George and Mrs. Helvetia Prassinos of Coronado; her sister Patricia Prassinos; and two brothers Peter and Joseph Prassinos. 


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Jolee Jensen
Rob Berglund
Cynthia Pittman 
Frank Michael Myers
Passed Away April 2016

Received from Mike's sister Terry Meyers Black (Class of 71)

My brother passed away in April due to congestive heart failure.  He had a richfull and active life.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one grandson, his father and me.  He would have certainly enjoyed a class reunion and especially seeing some of his old friends from the track and cross country teams.  Please take a minute to remember him at the next "class of 1968" reunion.
Gregg Skelton