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12/30/08 01:07 PM #88    

Cindy Accornero (Womack)

Sharon Bass passed away on Monday, December 29, 2008 at the age of 48. Sharon was born in Madera, CA to Dewayne "Catfish" and Fran Bass. Sharon was a Caregiver working in Home Health Services.

Sharon is survived by her parents, her daughter, Ritalyn of Madera, her brother Ken Bass and his wife Sharon and their son, Christopher and daughter, Taylor of O'Fallon, MO.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Jay Chapel in Madera. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009. 2:00 P.M. also at Jay Chapel with interment to follow at Arbor Vitae Cemetery in Madera.

12/31/08 12:54 PM #89    


William Angus

I know that Sharon has a profile w/pictures and stuff here in this site,
and/or outlet,
and I'm wondering if it will be deleted, or will it
be saved and placed into a "shrine" or memorial,
in this site and/or,
in loving honor of her memory.
I sensed all along that she would be called
home to the Promised Land by Great Spirit,
when I received news about her sudden illness..
But when our time comes to leave this world,
we will all see her again on the "Other Side".
My thoughts go out to the surviving family.
Even though I haven't known her very well....
But at the same time, it's hard to
believe that she's gone. :'(
Rest In Peace, Sharon.

12/31/08 06:34 PM #90    

Phyllis Skeels (Waechtler)

I was sorry to hear about the passing of Sharon. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be missed.

01/01/09 03:09 PM #91    

Linda Chavez (Espinoza)

I was sad to hear about the passing of Sharon. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May she rest in peace.

01/23/09 06:25 PM #92    

Justine Gomez

Sorry that I'm late on by response to Sharon funeral I attend her services on Friday January 2. Jay Chapel was packed.Their was no place to sit people were standing. She was well love by may poeple. I only stay for service at the chapel. I do have a picture I told of Sharon the day before the class reunion. When I find my CD I'll posted along with the other picture. Sorry I late with my response I be deal with my own medical problems along with a new job.

02/14/09 07:42 AM #93    

Debbie Alexander (Costa)

Danny Decker passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was loved by many and fought a brave battle all these years. My prayers are with his parents Dan and Pat and his brother Mike and sister Diana.

02/14/09 08:22 AM #94    

Cindy Accornero (Womack)

Dan Decker passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009 at Horizon Hospice of Fresno at the age of 48. Dan was born on August 10, 1960 in Madera, to Dan and Pat Baccelli Decker and was a lifelong resident of Madera. He graduated with the Class of 1978 of Madera High School, and furthered his education both at Fresno City College and CSU Fresno. Dan was a former employee of Canandaigua Winery in Madera for 19 years. An extremely private person, Dan is remembered as a very warm and brave person to those that knew him. Dan was also a devoted fan of America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Dan is survived by his parents, Dan and Pat Decker, a grandmother Anita Baccelli, a brother Michael Decker and his fiance Kathleen Moosios all of Madera, and by his sister Diana Aoki and her husband Jon of Pearland , Texas and their children Michael and Kiana Aoki. He is the nephew of Donna Ogeltree of Friant, CA and Jean Gomes and her husband Ernie of Salinas, CA.

A Memorial Service for Dan will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2008 at 10 AM at Jay Chapel in

Remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1900 N. Gateway Blvd., Ste. 120, Fresno, CA 93727.

02/18/09 03:12 AM #95    


William Angus

OMG....What happened?
I can't believe he's gone.

R.I.P. Danny.
We'll see ya' on the other side.

02/22/09 07:09 AM #96    

Phyllis Skeels (Waechtler)

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Danny. He was a kind and quiet person and he will be deeply missed. God bless his family at this time of such a great loss!

07/25/09 09:17 AM #97    


Carla Simi (Green)

We have lost another member of the Class of 1978, with the passing of Rene Arredondo on Wednesday, July 22. His service is Tuesday, July 28, 9 a.m., at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Madera. Click here for more info and to share your memories of Rene. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

07/25/09 09:59 AM #98    


William Angus

OMG...I can't believe he's gone. :'(
I can remember Rene and his cute sister Lydia
from way back in the 60's, at Monroe School.
Too many good people are leaving
us much too soon at such a young age,
especially our friends and fellow alumni.
I know in my heart and soul, we'll see them
(including Rene) again in the Promised Land when
it's time for us to answer the call of our Creator.

My thoughts and condolences go out to the
surviving family in this sacred time of reflection.

R.I.P. Rene.
When it's time for all of us to answer
Great Spirit's call, we'll catch up
on old times in Heaven.
Meanwhile, wait for us in the Light.

09/10/09 12:28 PM #99    


William Angus

~Reunion Of The Bee Gees~
Okay music buffs...
Now, I'm sure we all remember the
days of the disco era, especially
one of the most popular
groups of all time...The Bee Gees.
Well, news has it, Barry and brother Robin
are gettin' The Bee Gees back up and boogie'n again.
However, they'll be performing as a duet.
(Maurice Gibb passed on, about 3-5 years ago)
It'll be nice to hear the group of our
glory days of high school, perform again. ;)


09/11/09 10:28 AM #100    

Ana Gonzales

Hello Classmates,

First of all, I'm sorry to hear of Sharon and Dan's passing, may they rest in peace. Rene's passing was also a shock, R.I.P. Rene.
I would like to make a routine of checking into this website often to keep up with all of you. I'm blessed have made it this far in life and thank "GOD" for that. I recently had lunch with AKA Bell Carranza, Gloria Rascon, Elsa Chapa, Emma Sauceda, Ruby Granados & Peggy Llanes it was so nice to make time to have a meal together. Thank you, girls...I hope all my classmates are well and I wish you all a wonderful day!

Until next time,

Ana Gonzales

Oh! I think I'm #100 on the message forum. BYE

09/15/09 11:39 PM #101    


William Angus

Well bless my soul...
Ana, it's so nice to see ya' come in and post in here. :)
And yes, you've definitely marked a milestone
by being the one to post the 100th post in the forum.
Totally awesome!
And not to be overlooked, Ana...
I've added you to my Yahoo Messenger contact.
I'm generally online in the afternoon and evening hours.
Come on in and let's visit sometime.

10/23/09 08:01 PM #102    

Angela (Angie) Ramirez

I too knew Rene and his sister Lydia. I'm sorry to know that I was in Madera around that time as well (due to a family members death), and wasn't aware of Rene's passing. R.I.P Rene and my prayers to his family.

12/15/09 01:49 PM #103    

Ana Gonzales

"Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, & Happy New Year!"

12/26/09 06:32 PM #104    


William Angus

Wishing my fellow alumni a safe and happy holiday season.
I have to admit, 2009's been a wild-n-crazy year.
Let's hope for better prospects in 2010. :)

01/19/10 01:59 PM #105    


Mark Herrera (Herrera)

Hello Fellow Friends and Classmates Happy NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! I would like to thank my good friend Nick Faso for telling about this site thanks Buddy!.Sorry for not making it to any of the Class Reunions I was out of country for a few of them. I did 21 years in the Marine Corps you all were with me So thanks for all the good times and Memorys.Mark Herrera

07/14/10 10:40 PM #106    


William Angus

I've just received word from Ana Gonzales in Facebook

of another passing of one of our own....

Gloria Rascon was called up to Heaven

by the Great Spirit recently...

I wasn't able to receive any further details on the cause,

'cause she went offline shortly thereafter.

I remember her from way back in 5th grade at Monroe School.

It's hard to believe she's gone.

But I know when it's time to answer Great Spirit's call,

we'll see her again in the Promised Land.

R.I.P Gloria.

We'll meet again in the Afterlife.

07/21/10 06:14 AM #107    


Carla Simi (Green)

Our classmate, Gloria (Rascon) Acuna, of Fresno died July 13. She was a paralegal. A Rosary will held at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 22, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno. Visitation is 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at the church. Arrangements: Reade & Sons Funeral Home. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

07/21/10 01:31 PM #108    


Mark Herrera (Herrera)

Gloria and i had a few classes together we talked a lot you wil be missed my good friend my prayers go out to you and your Family Mark Herrera.

02/16/13 10:11 AM #109    

Carley Lopez (Sulzmann)

Happy Birthday Sue Vogel, I hope you have a great day with family and friends......don't forget to make a wish....God Bless you always......Carley (Lopez) Sulzmann

04/03/13 02:00 PM #110    


Carla Simi (Green)

Save the date – Class of 1978 Reunion September 20-21, 2013 at Peters Brothers Nursery. Check our event page on Facebook for updates.

12/26/13 11:55 PM #111    

Diane LeRoy (Whetsel)

Rats!  I missed another reunion.  When will our next one happen?

I hope it will not be long.

Thanks Diane LeRoy, Whetsel

09/07/18 03:01 AM #112    


William Angus

Well, well, well....wink

Our 40-year reunion is just around the corner. 

Now, although my date had to cancel due to a family emergency and I had no place to stay to attend the 35-year reunion event in 2013, I had to scrub the trip and wait for 2018.

Fast-forward to the present year of 2018 and I've got about 99.99999% of my transportation, revervation, and accomodation details ironed out and secured AND even a music gig secured at the cocktail party event at the Peters Brothers Nursery on the 28th (and maybe, just maybe, a bonus gig during the no-host cocktail before dinner and perhaps a set or 2 while the D.J. is on a break, on the 29th, at the main event), plus I've got my train fare, and so, I'm good-to-go. 

Back in 2016, one of our classmates took a little jaunt to my neck-of-the-woods in Hamilton, MT and visited. Nick Faso is the first in our alumni to take a trip here to the Bitter-Root to visit. And it was a fabulous visit too, I might add. It was also the same time, we had the Roaring Lion Fire raging out-of-control, wreaking havoc to homes and out-buildings and choking the valley with haze and smoke. 

I know in previous reunions, the weather was blistering hot. By having the event in the Fall, the weather should be a little more comfortable.

Meanwhile, I think it'll be a gas to set up my music gear and entertain the proud Class Of '78.

I might not necessarily have a date, but at least I've got the gig to keep me busy...

AND if there's a wi-fi outlet at any of the venues, I might live-stream via Facebook and bring the party to those whom are unable to attend....Just another cute idea I've been floatin' around. wink 

Here's a video of my performance at the Ravalli County Fair's free-stage show:



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