Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 6:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy New Year everyone! We missed you last night, John. Bob had your dinner for lunch today..:).
Happy New Year Frasers. Bob needs it more than me
Name: Charles Beckmeier ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 4:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Redmond,WA.

Message: Happy New Year to all. We are just watching the Rose Bowl, Oregon Ducks trouncing the Florida Seminoles. Would of liked to see the UW Huskies or WSU Cougars there. Oh well, maybe next year.
Happy New Year Charles
Name: Charles Beckmeier ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Redmond,WA.

Message: 1970 reunion 1985 reunion 19?? reunion 2010 50 year reunion Married to the same wonderful person Kathy Beckmeier since 1967 1 daughter Ann Beckmeier Webb, husband Scott 1 grandson Spencer 12 years 1 granddaughter Ava 8 yrs. Retired since 2006 Have lived near Seattle, WA. since 1979 Served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1967, visited many ports of call in the Pacific, to name a few Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Mombasa, Kenya, Aden, and Iran for the Shaw of Iran, 1964. Was in the vicinity of the South China Sea on August 29-30 1964. When outright hostilities began with North Viet Nam. Thanks for looking. Charles, HHS60
Hi Charles, thanks for adding your 2 cents. I'm sure there are lots of early Cougs who remember you. Check in here anytime.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 7:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: Happy New Year Cougars. And thanks for all you do John. Cougartown really is a great site.
Thanks Dennis, and thanks for sticking around. Happy New Year to you.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 7:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: Well, thank You Lord for allowing us to see yet another year! 2015! Wow I still remember 1974 like it was yesterday. Anyway, to all of Cougartown I wish you all a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May family and relationships be closer and stronger than ever and friendships never die. Again JB, thank you for another year and your phenomenal effort to keep the spirit of Hawthorne High alive in all of us. Let the Cougartown motto shine brightly in us all this year. "LET FRIENDSHIPS BEGUN STAY TRUE TO THE END..."
Thank you David, and you too have a Happy New Year.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 6:25 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
No E-mail
Message: My condolences to Mr. Anderson's family. He was one of my mentors and a very nice man. My senior year, I spent every Thursday PM in the print shop proof reading the weekly Cougar and learned so much about that end of journalism. Frank James '61 was the student "printer." Sympathy also to Al Geverink's loved ones. Even at his age he was a true gentleman and a good influence on his peers. Thanks, Rich, for your kind words about Al.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ

Message: Happy New Year and God bless all Cougars everywhere. I don't write much but I do read. Thanks John for another great year keeping us in the know.
Happy New Year to you and Jim, Ricki. Keep on reading.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula

Message: First of all, my sincere condolences to the Geverink family. The summer of 1957, as a freshmen to be I took part in the "B" football hell week, actually 2 weeks. I was a running back weighing in at 127 lbs. Mr. Geverink was playing def end, on this play, a sweep, my job was to block the def end!! I have never ever been hit so hard!! when I woke up the old Coach or the Young coach Otto,gave me the rest of the practice off. He was a gentle beast, God Bless.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 3:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Roelen
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights

Message: I just found out today on Facebook (Hawthorne Cougars), posted 12/1/14, that Paul Andersen HHS Print Shop Teacher passed away August 22, 2012. RIP Mr. Andersen!
Sorry to hear that news Max.
Name: Richard & Mary Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 2:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: A special Happy New Year to John Baker for his endless hours and his constant enhancements to Cougartown. John, you can be assured that all of us greatly appreciate your effort and hard work to keep us all together and informed. We love you dearly. Many thanks again.
Hi Rich and thanks for the attaboys. Happy New Year to you and Mary. Hope to see lots more of you two in 2015. Where's Al?
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: To Alan Nelson, Class of '73 - Mary and I had big smiles as we read your Night Before Christmas. We enjoyed it very much. I bet your HHS English teacher would be very proud of you. You are so right. We are so fortunate to have John Baker to keep us all in touch and let us not forget the past. We were all fortunate to have been raised in Hawthorne at a time when the world was at peace and the economy was good, most of the time. All of us in the early HHS classes were at the start of rock & roll and muscle cars, enjoyed the beach at 26th street and good times with our friends at Frosty's on 133rd, just to name a few. We were the lucky ones! Happy New Year to all Cougars.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 2:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: Cougar Sighting yesterday. Mary and I stopped off for lunch at a local restaurant in Laguna Hills and ran into Pat (Smith) Tarullo, class of '59, her husband Darrell and Aunt Lorraine. They live nearby in Laguna Niguel but we seldom run into each other. Nice seeing you Pat.
Thanks for the sighting, Rich.
Name: Gloria Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 11:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
No E-mail
Message: Happy New Year!!!! I have C'town slated as part of my to do list in 2015. Blessings and good health, dear Cougars!
Happy New Year Gloria and John
Name: John Hagethorn ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 11:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: las vegas nv

Message: Sorry to hear of Al Geverink passing away. Spent 2 yrs side by side on offense and I always knew if the ball was passed anywhere near him, it was a sure catch. Also saw him high jump many times while we were members on the track team. He was a very good and decent man. John Hagethorn (#73)
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 10:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Anyone know these former Hawthorne High Football Players? How does Florida State, ranked third by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, over second-ranked Oregon sound to you? Sounds good to Victor Rivas Rivers. Cautiously optimistic, he said, "I think Florida State is going to win. I think it's a real solid team, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the national championship game." Note the absence of a Joe Namath-type we-will-win-the-Super Bowl guarantee. Our Manhattan Beach-based source was Victor Rivas, his given name, when he was a Hawthorne High freshmen before moving to Miami and when he was a Florida State offensive lineman. He became Victor Rivers following college when he launched a successful acting career. His older brother, Tony, was a starting guard at Hawthorne. His son, Eli, now a student at Harvard and a member of the Hasty Pudding theatrical company, was a linebacker at Mira Costa High. Granted, Rivas' Seminole history comes into play when he projects the run to the national championship. However, he does have the understanding and feel for the game that comes from starting at the college level for three seasons, the final one for legendary coach Bobby Bowden, and from spending two training camps with the Miami Dolphins when they were coached by yet another legend, Don Shula.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2014, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Just a couple of thoughts about Al Geverink. First his dad was a personal mechanic for Howard Hughes. Al had to get rides to a lot of baseball games from my dad. Al and my brother played ball together for years. We were freshman and Al and Rojo were the stud receivers on that great '59 football team. That spring during a track meet Al came over to where we were and wasn't wearing a shirt. Al did look like Tarzan. When UCLA recruited me they sent Al to do it. He helped a lot of people, me included. Glad I got to tell him at coach Chauncey's birthday party a few years back.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 30, 2014, 4:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, OR.

Message: My sincere condolences to Al Geverink's family. The class of '60 lost a good man. Al was the kind of guy you would want in your fox hole. Quiet but friendly to all who would engage him. Al always reminded me of the Greek statue of the man about to throw a disc. Rest in peace my friend.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 30, 2014, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca

Message: Hello Cougs wishing all a very Happy and safe New Year hope everyone have a great one remember don't drink and drive lol
Name: Linda Hermansen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 30, 2014, 10:25 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Mawson
Class: 1965
City & State: San Miguel, Ca 93451

Message: Want to say hello to anyone from the class of 1965. Our class(50th) reunion is coming up in September 2015, will be going, hope to see some of you at the reunion. Hope to hear from some of you. Take care, Linda.
Hi Linda, Please add yourself to our Alumni List so you can be contacted and thanks for checking in.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 30, 2014, 9:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch ,Az,

Message: A belated Merry Christmas and happy new year to all ya all! Been busy moving and preparing to build our new casa here in Az,! Have a great 2015!
Happy new year Jim.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 29, 2014, 4:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: Tuesday, December 23rd, we lost another Cougar - Al Geverink, Class of 1960. Al had been diagnosed with and operated on for pancreatic cancer in March 2014 at the UCLA Medical Center and it later metastasized to his liver. Al had gone through 3 different types of chemo within the last 8 months. He never gave up. He fought it to the very end. This is a big loss to all of his family and friends. Al was one of a kind. Al attended Anza, R. H. Dana and HHS. While at HHS, Al lettered in tennis, football, baseball and track, where he set a new varsity record for the high jump in 1960. Al was selected Senior varsity athlete of the year in 1960. Attended first year of college in San Diego and transferred to UCLA in 1961. He played football for UCLA as a defensive free safety in 61, 62 and 63, including the 1962 Rose Bowl game. Al graduated with a degree in Geology and worked for Unocal Oil Company where he held multiple management positions throughout his career. This included 3 years in Malaysia. His hobbies included sailing and tennis. Al is survived by his wife Dee and two daughters, Lori and Carrie and sister Joanie, Class of '57. Al and I have been friends for 65 years. He will be missed greatly.
Very sorry for the loss of yet another Cougar. So sorry for you too Rich, I know Al met alot to you and your class. He will be missed but should be fondly remembered by many in the class of 1960.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 29, 2014, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Learned from Mike Serbanic that his brother, Steve, passed away from cancer about 2 weekends ago. Mike wasn't sure, but thought he was class of '68.
Sad news Ernie, Our condolences to Steve's family.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 29, 2014, 11:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA

Message: Cougar sighting! Kathie and I were at Joy's Hallmark on Rosecrans Avenue in La Mirada and a very nice lady asked me if I needed help. After I told her what I was looking for, she asked me if I was Chris from Cougartown. It was Joyce Savisky! It was nice to see and talk with her again.
The Mother Of My Daughter?? Thanks Chris, good one man.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 28, 2014, 2:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very Happy Birthday to the class of 74's Pamela Sherrill Hawkes. May this day be a blessing and very special. Hopefully you are surrounded by family and friends.
Happy Bday Pam
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 26, 2014, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Waco, TX

Message: Belated Merry Christmas and wishes for a Happy New Year to all! Spending the holidays with family in Honolulu. Spent part of the day playing track-master for my grand-daughter's racing their Hot Wheels down a track with a loop-the-loop. Just had to call a driver into the pits for deliberately wrecking another driver...
Thanks Sharon, Happy New Year.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 26, 2014, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma CA

Message: I hope all in Cougartown had a wonderful Christmas and wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. And I can't thank everyone enough for those who make 2014 and the HHS Class of 1964's 50 year reunion special.
Happy New Year Glenn.