CLASE DE 1964
OF 1964 MEMORIAL PAGE
of our friends and classmates have reached the end of their journey.
below are all those, we have been informed, are no longer in this world."
the M/THS Directory)
away sorrow, cast away care.
Miguel de Cervantes
Pero No Olvidado. Vaya Con El Dios.
But Not Forgotten. Go With God.
senior picture - Accolade 1963
Schafer, President of the M/THS Alumni Association, member of
the Class of 1963, Princeton undergraduate and Stanford Law graduate, and the
single most important person in the organization over the last two decades in
terms of personal time spent managing it for free, annual work publishing the
alumni directory that has enabled hundreds, perhaps thousands of old friends to
reconnect, and much more, passed away in San Francisco, Tuesday evening,
September 24, following a long illness and hospitalization. When we learn
funeral arrangements, we'll post them.
Matthews passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 with Tex and the rest of her family
at her side.
was a wonderful lady, a second Mom to us, understanding and tolerant of our
teenage behavior, who helped make our times in Madrid some of the best of our
lives. Rest in peace Mrs. Matthews - Love from all of us, the
"kids" of MHS.
on Mrs. Matthews can be found on the message board.
courtesy of her son, Tex.
good friend Tex, Class of 1962, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007.
Tex and his good buddy Johnny were some of the prime movers behind our alumni
association. You'll be missed, Tex.
Roberts - Class of 1962 "Tex" Geiger - Class
Members of the Class of 1964
of the main reasons we have this alumni association is that Tex spent
considerable effort trying to locate his old friend Johnny and finally
succeeded. The first reunion eventually grew into our large alumni
association with triennial reunions. Thanks Tex and Johnny and we'll miss you
Crowley - Class of 1963
in Viet Nam, October 16, 1968
to information on Viet Nam Memorial Website
Members of the Class of 64
(Kathy) Dougherty [Galbreath]
AMÓ UNAS DE LA CLASE DE 1964
LOVED ONES OF THE CLASS OF 1964
Sam's daughter Samantha (1981-2001)
Tom's Dad (1918-2002) and
his grandson Michael -
Photo taken in 1983.
& Mom by portrait of Colonel Perez and flag presented to Mrs. Perez
& Mrs. Portt
If anyone has the obituary for other departed classmates,
please email it and we will post it below.
NUESSELER, PAMELA ELIZABETH On August 30,
2005, an extraordinary life came to an early end, as Pamela Elizabeth Nuesseler
passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was 58. Born in 1947, Pamela lived a
remarkable life. A natural-born cosmopolitan raised in a military family, she
lived in a variety of locales, some prosaic, some exotic, all enhanced by her
presence. She spent her teens in San Diego, where she attended Mission Bay High
along with a girl named Mary, who would become her closest lifelong friend.
senior year of high school was spent in Spain, where she graduated from Madrid/Torrejon
on High School. She treasured her time at Madrid/Torrejon and faithfully kept in touch with her classmates and friends throughout the
decades following graduation, many of whom traveled from across the country to
spend time with Pamela as her final hours approached. After returning from
Europe, Pamela eventually made her home in San Diego, where she became known for
her biting wit, raucous laugh, and a zeal for life matched by few.
buffeted by difficulties, she refused to lose her optimism or enthusiasm, and
only her passing could extinguish her unique spark. Even after she was diagnosed
with lung cancer in January of 2005, Pamela refused to despair. Instead, she
faced this final challenge in her characteristic style. She spent her final
months surrounded by family and friends, and could often be found in her
favorite haunts - Carmen's, Harney Sushi, the 94th Aero Squadron, and, most of
all, her comforting home, where she received guests with the same open arms with
which she embraced life.
Pamela was taken from us too soon, and she will be
dearly missed. She is survived by her son Joshua, her daughter-in-law Kim, her
two grandsons, Jacob and Alexander; her step-daughter Nicole; her sister Nancy,
her nieces Kimberly and Michelle, her nephew Vance, and countless other family
and friends. Pamela's self-designed memorial bench is located on the north side
of Ocean Beach pier, and she'd love it if you came by for a visit, to sit with
her beside the sea.
Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 9/18/2005.
The Death of Don Quijote
For if he like a madman lived,
At least he like wise old died.
of us who attended Madrid High School did so within sight of the birthplace of
Miguel de Cervantes, Alcala de Henares, a pueblo, now town, just to the
east-northeast of Torrejon Air Force Base. Cervantes is the author of one
of the world's most famous novels, Don Quijote.]