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Azusa Alumni Vegas Trip 2003


  • Eddie ’82 & Trisha Trent
  • Gabriel Falcon ’80
  • Roxanne (Olejnik) ’80 & Dave Hernandez ’78
  • Julie (Krejci) ’79 & Damon Wilson (Jackson Hole HS)
    & son Kyle (future JHHS grad) & Julie’s mom Kathie Krejci (Baldwin Park HS)
  • Tim ’76 & Caryn (Samuel Ayer HS) Meeks & son Tim Jr. (future Granite Hills High Grad)
  • Barbara (Williams) Slough ’72
  • Nancy (Tucker) ’67 & Ken Baker (Monte Vista HS)
  • Dixie (Odom) ’65 & Robert Megrew (Gladstone HS)
  • Judy (Berryman) ’62 & John Gilbertson ’62
  • Yolie (Alverado) ’63 & Tom Cloyd ’62

Photo Album: Vegas 2003

We met up with Judy and John at the Buffet Friday night, plus 2 other Azusa Alumni from Judy and John’s class. We were on good behavior, no food throwing etc., but that might be because Tim and Caryn didn’t meet us until after dinner!

Roxanne, Dave, Ken, Nancy, Julie (taking photo), Damon, Tom, Yollie, Judy, & John

Matching Tattoos or GMTA

Julie, Caryn, & Roxanne all thought it would be fun to take a photo with all of their tattoos (or tittoos as some call them) and post them without their faces so the other Azusa Alumni members who visit the message board to guess who is who. “the boob contest”. After several peoples guesses Santana Holcomb ’74 guessed correct. If you are wondering what thier husbands think of this….. they took the photos!

Excalibur Tournament of Kings

When we first were booking our seats for the tremendous spectacle that is the Excalibur Tournament of Kings, we were 11 in number. The booking people told us we would be representing France. We objected strenuously, decided to all buy American flags and wave them in our section as we cheer. Then, as if by a miracle we added 2 more to our party’s number. The show agents cancelled the first seats and gave us a new country to represent..one which most of us carry with us in our genes, Ireland!!
We were ecstatic to represent Ireland. Our group hooted, and hollered, and pounded on the tables with our fists when the glorious Irish king rode his Destrier onto the field of battle, the green and orange flag over his head rippling in the wind. (machine, wind machine, ok??) If our cries alone had been enough he would have won the tournament of champions…alas, it was in the script, our champion did not win through. But when the king of all kings needed our assistance our Irish lord was right there in the thick of battle, ready to lay down his life in defense of his country and the entire kingdom’s freedom! At the end, all the good kings banded together to defeat Mordred, the evil spawn of good king Arthur…Mordred the evil and his warlock magician were vanquished, never to be seen again….
Or were they????

The Azusa Alumni Irish:
Dave, Roxanne, Caryn, Tim, Tim Jr, Robert, Dixie, Julie, Damon, Nancy, Ken, Trisha, Eddie

Yet another Wilson detour

Every road trip when Damon & Julie get behind the wheel an unplanned detour is a must, dubbed a ‘Wilson Detour’. Saturday night was no exception, however Ken was driving. We took a “short cut” to the Excalibur that proved to be longer than taking the freeway. Then when we got to the Casino the parking was tight so we decided to use valet parking to save time only to see the ‘Valet parking full’ sign AFTER getting in line. The girls jumped out and went to the show while the guys worked to get out of line. When they finally managed to work that large Tahoe out of the line the Valet parking opened again, then they were told they would have to go to the end of the line since they did get out of line. So the just went and found a spot not too far to the back of the parking lot. After the show we found the Tahoe and headed for the Gold Coast. After several ‘turn this way only’ signs, dead ends, and closed roads we ended up back where we parked. Damon & Julie were giggling in the back seat, not at Ken’s driving but at the realization that it was not their driving but their presence that causes this phenomenon! ~~~ Dave pointed out that we should have bought a squirrel.

Tim meets his match or twin children of different mothers?

>Dinner at the Gold Coast Cafe’ Sunday night proved to be an entertaining event. Our Philippine waitress kept right up with Tim beat for beat. She had the whole table laughing, she even had Caryn wanting to bring her home. We should have gotten her name so we could find her next year and buy her a drink.

The Coats Twins Band

(Gabe Falcon, class of 80, is a drummer in this band) Sunday night those of us that survived the weekend went to The Roxy Lounge at Sam’s Town. Gabe Falcon was playing there that night. We got to meet the band members and visited with Gabe. The guys did not want to dance but that did not stop the girls. Julie’s mom even convinced our waitress to join us in the tattoo’d boob picture. We stayed for 3 sets and had a great time, drinking, dancing and visiting. On Tim’s command we rushed the stage before we left.

We didn’t see any migrating couches this year but Julie and her mom did see a dead bed on the side of the freeway on the way to Sam’s Town. Vegas seems to have a wild furniture problem, maybe they are a protected species.

Here-here to all Azusa Alumni who couldn’t be here and we hope you can make it next year.

Food Crawl 2002

The food crawl of 2002 was one of our biggest ever, t corresponded with 3 reunions. AND WE MADE THE LOCAL PAPER!!! Jill Hanning did the story and it appeared in the Friday, August 30 edition of the Pasadena Star News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News. The story was located on the inside of the Celebrations page.

Classes 1960 – 1969


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1. Jack Gilbertson 1962
2. Judy Berryman-Gilbertson aka Butterfly ’62 1962
3. Richard Montes 1961
4. Keith Hunt 1961
5. Dixie Odom Megrew aka Kiki 1965
6. Larry Templin 1960
7. Bill Reeves 1961
8. Brenda Tate 1960
9. Pam Akin Knofler 1960
10. Chuck Forbes 1961
11. Corky Warfield Ward 1961
12. Bob Justice 1960
13. Mike Rawlings 1961
14. Donna Colclough Flemens 1961
15. Joe Martinez 1961
18. Burt Franks 1961
19. Jeff Eby 1961
20. Pat Hill 1961
21. Ed Cheney 1961
22. Sandy Evans Smith 1961
23. Sharon Halstead 1961
25. Karen Gerharz Perkins 1961
26. Nancy Barta Emch 1961
27. Sally (Arrigo) Manolivitz
28. Janice Quick Ashborn 1961
29. Tom Johnson 1961
33. Dale Peters 1961
34. Doug Louis 1961
36. Walt Ashborn 1961
Classes 1970 – 1979
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1. Ross Mayfield 1970
2. Barbara Williams-Slough aka Merbrat 1972
3. Richard Oawster 1972
4. Tracy Mayfield-Brenner 1974
5. Raymond Reyes 1977
6. Stacey Parr-Schmitt 1979
7. Paul Schlosser (Band member) 1972
8. Triple Quinn 1975
9. Tim Meeks 1976
10. John Smith? (Drum Major) 1971
11. Kathy (Vonrhein) Butkus 1973
12. Dave Hernandez 1978
Classes 1980 – 1989
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1. Roxanne Olejnik-Hernandez   aka Wild Angel 1980
2. Marc van der Woude 1982
3. Herman Perdomo
4. Nicole (Vonrhein) Wilson 1980
5. Stan Oawster 1982
6. Robyn Hannaford 1982
7. Randy Schmidt 1984
8. Debbie Mae-Deacy
9. Jody Jacobs 1982
11. Rhonda Rich-Reineman 1982
12. Debra Chivera 1982
13. Hope Landry-Tucker
14. Mary Swift 1981



TRIVIA: This was post was recreated on 7/8/2018 copied over from the archived original website files. The original web page (not blog post) was created at a time when the word ‘blog’ was unheard of, social media had not been invented yet, and posting photos over 100kb on line was considered rude due to most people using dial up connections.

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Las Vegas Weekend 2002

We consumed much alcohol, ate much food, Rolled many dice, wore out the slots, & shopped ’til we dropped. What a BLAST!!!

Departure from Jackson Hole

Departure from Colorado/California
The girls take an infamous “Wilson Detour”
to a small corner of Zion National park.

Saturday Morning at the Gold Coast

Roxanne Lafferty-Wilson (Julie’s friend), Julie Krejci-Wilson ’79, Irene Schroeder (Julie’s Friend), Dave Hernandez ’78, Roxanne Olejnik-Hernandez ’80, Tim Meeks ’76, Caryn Meeks (Tim’s Honey)

Julie, Gabriel Santana Falcon ’80, Roxanne

Dave, Roxanne, Tim, Caryn

Lynette (Julie’s friend). Irene,
Kathie (Julie’s Mom), Julie

Tim, Julie, Dave, Caryn

¯¯macho, macho men…. ¯¯

Kathie, Caryn, Juli, Roxanne, Lynette, Irene, Roxanne

Tim, Caryn, Roxanne, Julie


We finished off the weekend by seeing Gabe perform in the show Storm at the Mandalay Bay. Thanks Gabe!!

Kathie, Gabe, Irene

Roxanne, Gabe, Julie, Roxanne, Dave

Gabe, Lynette, Dave

What’s with the couch you ask? Saturday Night we all meet at the Rio for dinner, watched the Marty Graw parade (Tim flashed his boobs to one of the guys and got me some beads) played some slots. Then all 8 of us piled in my burb and went to Fremont Street to see the light show and gamble some more. On the way back to the Rio Goldcoast we were cruising down the freeway, the SUV in the lane on my left slammed on his breaks, I slowed down then Lynette yelled from the back seat “COUCH!”. There was a couch moving across the freeway heading into my lane. I missed it but I’m not sure if the guy next to me did. I said a bad word *blush*, that is just something you don’t see every day. ~ Julie

Food Crawl 2001

TRIVIA: This was post was recreated on 7/8/2018 copied over from the archived original website files. The original web page (not blog post) was created at a time when the word ‘blog’ was unheard of, social media had not been invented yet, and posting photos over 100kb on line was considered rude due to most people using dial up connections.

  1. Pete Aneiro ’76
  2. Wendy Viera ’79
  3. Judy Berryman-Gilbertson ’62 aka (Butterfly)
  4. Terry Culler 1964
  5. John Gilbertson ’62
  6. John Smith ’71
  7. Joan “Tiny” Arrigo-Barr ‘
  8. Mike Crist ’73
  9. Sally Arrigo-Manolovitz ’67 aka (Spoiled Rotten)
  10. Darlene (Collisson) Collette…. Class of 1984
  11. Lori Moore-Gruzdis ’87 aka Trixie
  12. Garry Schanke ’72 aka (schankeman)
  13. Linda (Hewer) Quinones ’71
  14. Jessi (Penny Hewer) ’83 aka (Flowerjess)
  15. Mike McLellan ’62
  16. Rhonda Rich’82
  17. Jacqui Donachie Reiter ’83
  18. Russ Osmonson ’83
  19. ???
  20. Yogi Brenner
  21. Tracy (Mayfield) Brenner ’74
  22. Stacy Parr-Schmitt ’79 aka Queen
  23. Santana “Beaver” Holcomb ’74
  24. Barbara (Williams) Slough (’72) aka Merbrat
  25. Mrs. Jim Cook 🙂
  26. Jim Cook ’71
  27. John Kiessling (’74)
  28. Paul VerBurg
  29. Walt Ashborn 1961 aka kwiklaser
  30. Julie Krejci-Wilson ’79 aka Tupperware Queen
  31. David Steffin ’73 aka Steffinwolf

“I kind of like to be the picture taker…that way, I don’t expect to see a 19 year old and get startled by seeing a 58 year old instead”

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