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Will Blinton Tell writes:
Bio: Well, after high school I did a stint at KFBK actually writing all of Rush's material. When Rush moved on I attended Casey's Neurosurgery College and after 10 years received my degree. I opened my practice but after my first client ran running from my office screaming I decided to get back into the political arena and moved to Britain.   After 5 years of training I became a British Secret Service Agent and married 12 times. Most of my wives died mysteriously only one remains,  hopefully she will be able to attend the reunion. Anyway, one night while I was out on my motor scooter in Paris spying on this couple I witnessed a horrible crash and being a former doctor the rest is history. I then moved back to the states and worked in Washington, D.C. I never thought working for the President could be so interesting, I've seen some pretty strange things. My wife tells me I'm probably still hallucinating from high school. Most of my friends were nerds because I was one but I think I've finally blossomed. Hope to see everyone soon. I'll let you know what's up. "Hope to see you at the reunion, be sure to ask around for me".
Allyson Thurber writes:
Occupation: Executive chef

Bio: I worked at Tower Records for 6 years while going to College for Graphic arts.While working in the record store I met a chef who needed help,
and I loved the business. I worked in a few small Sacramento restaurants, and then moved to NYC, worked in restaurants for 4 years. I went to the
Culinary Institute of America in New York where I was valdictorian. After graduation I moved to London and worked in restaurants. I found my self in
Los Angeles 13 years ago,I was the chef at the Water Grill for 6 years...moved to Philly for 2 years where I was the chef at Stripedbass, and now back in Los Angeles where I have been the chef at the Lobster for 4 years. I have been named seafood chef of the year many times, as well as my
restaurant is top seafood restaurant from Gourmet magazine.
Trivia: I have moved so many times, and lived out of a suitcase, but would never change it for the world....oh yes and I figured out I was gay.
Friends: My best friends were Judy Flint, Patty Obregon, Shelly Andrews, Belinda Batcha, Sarah Levin,Anne Simmermacher, Andrea Church
Hobbies: I am a distance cyclist, I love to garden, play golf and I have 4 cats.
Kids: my cats are great....
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: same as above
Memorable_teachers: I had a great ceramics teacher,I can't remember his name, and Gary Pruner..he was a great artist
Favorite_memory: Being on the swim team and the winter getting to leave campus and play golf
7/11/03
TILLER-BROWN, Kim
Nov 12, 1955-June 23, 2008
Passed away on June 23, 2008, after a brief but hard fought battle with ovarian cancer. Survived by her loving husband Jeff "J.B.", brother Shane (Mary), sisters Linda (David), MaryBeth (Steve), Tami (Matt), and Lisa (Jeff), in-laws Rex and Helen, brothers-in-law Randy and Jason and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Warehouse Christian Ministries, 9933 Business Park Dr., Sacto, CA 95827, immediately followed by a "KIMMY Style" celebration at the Elkhorn Station Roadside Bar and Grill 18398 Old River Rd., W. Sacto, CA 95691. Kimmy and her kind heart, quick wit, and sassy sense of humor will be forever loved and missed by all who crossed her path.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 6/28/2008.
Marla Tjoelker has been married 18 years to husband, Gerold Winter, a financial advisor. They have five children: Erich 16, Liane 14, Alyssa 8, Harley 4.5, Adam 2.5. Marla earned her degree at CSUS and has been teaching Math for 11 years, the last 4 at Natomas High School. The family has never been far from Sacramento, they spent a few years in Clarksburg, but now live again in town.
Marilyn Ables Twamley and Jim Twamley writes:
Bio: Jim has been in the military most of the time since we got married so we've moved a lot. First he was a medic in the Army and we lived in  Belgium for three years. Then college took us to Costa Mesa and Fresno where he graduated from MBBS with a MDiv. After that he was a navigator  in the Air Force which took us to Sacramento, Travis AFB and then to Omaha, Nebraska where he flew KC-135s(the "Looking Glass") out of Omaha, Nebraska for four years. Now he is a Navy chaplain and we've lived in Novato, Stockton, Manteca, and currently Visalia. During the time we lived in Stockton and Manteca he attended law school and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1994. However, lest you think we've settled here, we're headed for Ft. Worth, Texas in less than a month and plan to be there three years till our youngest son graduates from high school. People often ask if I mind moving - no, I don't. Jim says he's created a monster! He's ready to settle down, but for now I'm content packing up and seeing someplace new every few years. I've mostly been a stay-at-home mom since October 1980 when David was born. Then we adopted three daughters in June of 1982 and had one more son in September of 1982, so that was enough to keep me busy. Over the years I've worked part time for IBM, part time at my kids' schools, have volunteered to run a food pantry, and currently I'm doing paralegal work out of our home.
Kids: Lori and Ronda live in Washington. Michelle lives here in Visalia and just got married July 11th. David graduated #1 in his high school class of 430 on June 5th. He plays piano and pole-vaulted all four years. John just finished his freshman year. He's a good student, plays trumpet, wrestles and pole vaults.
See Photos for a picture of Jim & Marilyn's children at their daughter Michelle's wedding on 7/11/98.
David Valle
Occupation: dice dealer , landlord.
Bio: casino worker, buy and sell houses, raising my son john
Hobbies: bird hunting with my pointers whom train.sking ,and going out with friends partying
Kids: johnny is 19 and in the navy, he is a good kid
Grade_school: saint philomenes
Grade_school_friends:  ,  , alan lew , , marty buckles.
Memorable_teachers: eric dahlin,
Favorite_memory: football , ceramics, goofing off cutting class
2/15/05
Laura Vasquez (Lynne Vasquez' sister) writes:
Lynne attended UCDavis, graduating in 1977 w/ high honors in English. While at Davis, she continued her love of musical theater, participating in many theatrical and musical productions. Afterwards, she lived and worked in San Francisco until she became ill in 1984 with an illness most closely related to Multiple Sclerosis. After that, Lynne moved to Sacramento, and although unable to work, she continued to enjoy the theater and music which she loved so much. Lynne died on August 29, 1989.
John Ward writes:
Occupation: Minister
Bio:  Married in 1978; four children. Graduated from CSUS in 1981, Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity)in 1986, and Bethel Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry)in 1999.  Presently serving as Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Faith Presbyterian Church, Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Best Friends: Neighborhood buddy Jim West ('75), Gary Phillips ('73), Chris Allen and our other rascal friends from the class of '74.  A special hello to the generations of pool rats who spent their summers at Cottage Pool.        
Grade_school: Cottage
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
2/1/03
Loni Whalen Mellerup writes:
Bio: I've been playing, working and being a responsible citizen.
Occupation: Elementary principal
Children: Samantha 11
Kevin Wilson writes:
Bio: realtor
Children: Kristy 15, Scott 13
Abbey Young Newton writes:
Bio: I have been married 25 years to Bruce Newton. Mark (22) is at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Carson (20) is at UC Davis, Faye (18) is at Solano Community College.

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