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•   Ronald Umbaugh


•   Ron Moorhead  8/31
•   Norma Camarillo (Markos)  8/30
•   Richard Kaufman  8/30
•   Eileen Ritter (Rasmussen)  8/28
•   Carol Throneberry (Peet)  8/23
•   Paula Pletcher (DiLuigi)  8/21
•   Thomas Gates  8/21
•   Vicki L Foote (Reno)  8/21
•   Danny Nicholas  8/19
•   Kathy Wiist (McGarey)  8/18
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•   Josta Bernhard (Santos)  9/1
•   Alicia Allan (Rubadue)  9/6
•   Pamela Kay Heise (Pierce)  9/6
•   Celia Rutledge (Demink)  9/6
•   Robert Erskine  9/9
•   Carol Gnewuch (Hegranes)  9/13
•   Barbara Hizar (Addington)  9/14
•   Jeannette Martin (Gorham)  9/16
•   Nina Emry (Wiley)  9/18
•   Susan E Wright (Roth)  9/20
•   Anna Hester (Dieckilman)  9/21
•   Ronald Umbaugh  9/21
•   Diane Fryer (Truman)  9/24


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

3 live in Alabama
9 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
196 live in California
8 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
5 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
3 live in Hawaii
10 live in Idaho
1 lives in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
3 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
2 live in Missouri
4 live in Nevada
2 live in New Mexico
4 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
5 live in Oklahoma
13 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Dakota
11 live in Texas
5 live in Utah
1 lives in Virginia
13 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Argentina
282 location unknown


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Contributions for class members who are unable to attend the reunion due to financial difficulties.

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If you haven't yet made your reservation for the Saturday Night Celebration Dinner (9/10/16) and are planning to attend, please make your reservations ASAP!  This is our MAIN EVENT where most classmates will be attending so don't miss out!    This is a pre-paid event, so tickets must be purchased in advance.  Reservations can be made by clicking on "Reunion Reservations,"  on the left side of the screen.  The system will give you the option of paying by credit card or check.  

If you have any extenuating circumstances which make it difficult to commit right now, please let us know by contacting Paula (Pletcher) DiLuigi at or Thomasine (Engisch) Mariola at  



Anyone that would like to play a round a golf with former classmates should contact John Vaught @ 949-533-9628.  

WHEN:  Thursday, September 8, 2016

WHERE:  Strawberry Farms Golf Course, Irvine

TIME:  12:00 Noon

GREEN FEES:  $69 for Seniors 65+ (includes cart)  

Players so far include:  Dallas Stahr, John Vaught, Steve Truslow, Glenn Smiley, Rick Stahr & Stan Jacquot

Welcome to the SAV Class of 1966 Website!

We hope all 1966 SAV Classmates will register to be part of this website whether you plan to attend the 50th Reunion or not.  The primary goal of this website is to allow everyone to reconnect, reminisce and just be friendly and supportive to each other.  It’s been a long time since many of us have spoken to each other, so there is a lot of catching up to do!  It is our hope that this website will remain a location for us to continue to connect, communicate, or simply to tune in to see what we're all up to long after our 50th Reunion celebration ends! 

If you are a SAV 1966 classmate, just go to the sign in box and click on “Join.”  The next page that pops up with be a complete list of 1966 classmates.  Find your name and click on it, and the program will then guide you through the rest of the registering process.  

  • Friday, September 9, 9:45 AM, "Walk Down Memory Lane" by touring the Santa Ana Valley High School Campus.  We will be in groups of 15-20 to be lead by a School Administrator and Student Leaders. Please meet at the parking lot on the south side of the school (Glenwood Place) near the stadium by 9:45.  Please RSVP to Melody (Rains) Vaught at by August 24, if you plan on going on the tour.
  • Friday, September 9,  Noontime (approximate), Following the SAV campus tour you are welcome to join us for a no-host lunch at the Claim Jumper at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.  Please RSVP to Melody Vaught at if you are planning on attending the lunch.
  • Friday, September 9, 5:00 PM, Pre-Reunion, No-host Get-together at "Original Mike's Restaurant," 100 South Main Street, Santa Ana.  This will be a fun evening with food, socializing, and as an added bonus we will be treated to entertainment by our own musically talented SAV alumni (Joe Daigle, Jerry Laffey, Larry Fulcher, Scotty Stewart, Mr. Butler our band teacher, Jay Summers....just to name a few)!  Our group will be located on the Patio.  No reservations are required for this event.  Just show up and enjoy!  If you have any questions, contact John Vaught @ 949-533-9628.  For more information about Original Mikes, go to their website at:
  • Saturday, September 10, 5:00 PM, 50th Reunion Celebration Dinner at The Villa, 510 E Katella, Orange.   We have a exciting evening planned with a delicious buffet dinner followed by a fun program, lots of door prizes, and our our own Al Martinez will be our emcee (remember he got his start as our lunchtime emcee). This is our MAIN Reunion Celebration Event, so we hope everyone will plan to attend.  We will also have a photographer there taking lots of group and individual photos.   Please arrive before 6:00 PM.  
  • Sunday, September 11, 10 AM to 1PM, Brunch at Moreno's Restaurant, 4328 E Chapman Avenue, Orange 92869.  Cost for brunch is $16.00 per person.  Please prepay by mailing your check to Barbara Addington, 17491 Wayne Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614 before Sept 5.  Checks should be made out to Barbara Addington and in the memo line please state "Sunday Brunch."  Brunch includes a glass of champagne.  You may also order off of the regular menu. Please RSVP to John Vaught at 949-533-9628 or to Paula (Pletcher) DiLuigi at  More information about Moreno's Restaurant can be found on their website at 
50th Reunion Celebration Dinner 

When:   September 10, 2016

 Location: The Villa in Orange, 510 E Katella, Orange

Time:  5:00 PM - 11:00 PM  (please arrive before 6:00)

$85 per person (includes a full-course delicious buffet dinner.  Sodas, iced tea, coffee and hot tea also provided)  A no-host fully stocked bar will be available.   We will also have a photographer on site taking lots of individual and group photos.  A memory DVD will be sent later to all those attending the dinner.  

We would appreciate your RSVP and payment ASAP!  You can make your reservations on the website by clicking on "Reunion Reservations" and can pay either credit card or check (instructions on where to send your check are included when you make your reservation)

Door Prize Donations

The Reunion Committee is gladly accepting any donations that can be used for door prizes for our Dinner Celebration event on Saturday, 9/10.   Please contact Thomasine (Engisch) Mariola at or at 714-742-7981 if you have anything to donate (gift card, bottle of wine, or anything small that is easy to pack in a suitcase).


We have reserved a block of rooms for anyone needing hotel accommodations during the reunion weekend at the following location:

The Atrium Hotel at the Orange County Airport

18700 MacArthur Boulevard

Irvine, CA  92612

Phone:  949-428-3794


Guaranteed Rates for our Group:  $129 per night* – Standard King/Double

This $129 rate is from 9/9/16 to 9/11/16 and the hotel is willing to also honor these rates 3 days prior and 3 days post.  The final date to make a reservation and receive this $129 rate is August 9, 2016.  After that date, you will have to pay the hotel's regular rate.  

Parking is $6.00 per day (discounted from normal $12.00 rate)

When you call to make your reservations, PLEASE make sure you tell them you are with the “Santa Ana Valley Class of 1966, 50th Reunion.”   Remember, our rates of $129 per night are guaranteed until August 9, 2016 (30 days prior) so please don't delay in making your reservations as that may cause you to lose the discounted rate.

To see more details, click on "Hotel Information" on the left side.  

Help Us Find Missing Classmates

If you have any information about any missing classmates, please let us know by messaging Paula Pletcher DiLuigi with whatever information you might have about the classmate (last phone, email, sibling or family member's name, etc).  Click on "Missing Classmates" on the left side of the screen to see a complete list. 

Any and all clues are accepted and appreciated!

Please also let any 1966 classmate know that they can go directly to the website, to register.  

Quotes we can all relate to

 50 years.  How Time Flys!  In my heart I am still 19, but the body says different?  (submitted by Paul King)


You are Only as Old as you feel.  Still searching the world for the perfect Martini!  (submitted by Steve Trustlow)


In the End, it is not the years in your life that counts, it's the life in your years  - Abraham Lincoln


Every Morning when I wake up, I say I'll never be as young as I am today.  Today is the youngest day of the rest of my life.  Get up and do something fun! -- Rochelle Ford, 78 year old metal sculptor