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Jerry Remmers '56 (1937-2011)

(1950s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Alumni.jpgWe recently learned that Jerry Remmers ’56 passed away on March 3, 2011. He is survived by his son, Matthew, and two grandchildren. While at Webb, Jerry participated on the football, baseball, and swim teams. After Webb, he attended U.C. Davis where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was active with the student newspaper. In 1965, Jerry began work at the Evening Tribune, covering stories centering on an array of topics including politics, law enforcement, sports, and city issues. After working for the company for nearly 19 years, Jerry tried his hand as contractor in San Diego. He later relocated to Golden Beach, Oregon, where he worked as a RV park groundskeeper for a few years. In 2001, Jerry officially retired; though, he continued to pursue his love of writing up until the very end. His last blog entry can be found onThe Moderate Voice, in addition to many other pieces by him.

Robert Sloan (1927-2010)

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Bob Sloan 45 003.jpgIt is with great sadness that we share the passing of Robert “Bob” Sloan who died on August 29, 2010, at the age of 82. Bob is survived by his loving wife Virginia, his children Cydney, Robert, and Scott, his five grandchildren, and many friends. 


While at Webb, Bob participated on the varsity football and track teams, as well as the “B” basketball squad. Off the playing field, Bob could be found in the dark room printing the numerous pictures he took around campus, some of which were included in the 1944 and 1945 yearbooks. 


After Webb, Bob attended the Colorado School of Mines (CMS) where he earned a professional degree in petroleum refining engineering. In 1952, Bob returned to CMS for his master’s degree and, directly thereafter, his Ph.D. in 1956. That same year, Bob moved back to California and opened his own research laboratory which was originally called Delta Research before it was renamed to Sloan Research Industries. His company performed a variety of tasks including contract research and analysis for such noteworthy clients as Hughes Aircraft and NASA. Their findings for NASA, in particular, were responsible for several safety delays before launch during the Apollo moon program.


Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him. To read more about his life, click here

John Marin '44 (1926-2011)

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Marin, John 44.jpgIt is with great sadness that we say goodbye to John Marin ’44 who passed away on May 31, 2011, after a courageous battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Katie, his children Mindy, Alden and Britten, and his stepsons Rick and Jason.


John was a founding member of Sports Illustrated and a Senior Advisor at Time Inc. He also worked for such noteworthy publications as LIFE, People, and the California Magazine. Throughout his professional life, John served on the board of several associations including the Santa Monica Museum of Flying, Big Brothers of Los Angeles, and the Citizens Advisory Committee for the 1984 Olympics. He was also the President of the Advertising Club of Los Angeles and Director of the Bel-Air Country Club.


While at Webb, John participated on the football, track, tennis, and basketball teams. He was also well-known for his love of the clarinet, construction of model airplanes, and contributions to the student newspaper and yearbook. John went on to attend Stanford University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1950. During his time there, John frequently visited with his classmates from Webb, reminiscing about their shared experiences and lessons learned.


John will be greatly missed by all who knew him and his many friends at Webb. An obituary appears in the June 5th edition of the Los Angeles Times for those who would like to read more about John’s life.

Louis Fleming '43 Passes Away

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Fleming, Louis 43.jpgWebb is sad to say good-bye to a dear friend, Louis B. Fleming '43. Lou was one of the first foreign correspondents for the Los Angeles Times, and he established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome. He died on March 27th, at his Pasadena home after a brief illness. At Webb Lou was co-editor of the Blue & Gold, operator of the L.B.F. broadcasting station, and a school news and sports announcer. His El Espejo page reads, "Besides eating, sleeping, and wooing, he likes listening to the radio, drawing and participating in sports. His civilian war effort included picking oranges and War Stamp sales at Webb." After graduation he was a dedicated alumnus and served for several years as Annual Fund chair and a class agent. He also assisted with the refurbishment of Jackson Library, where one of the wooden plaques bears his name carved alongside those of his brothers John '43 and Thomas '35 (who passed away in 2008).


/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Fleming, Louis 43(1).jpgLou is survived by his wife of 63 years Jean, his brother John Fleming '43, four children and many grandchildren. His son, Lou Fleming, Jr. told us that, "Dad was a big fan of Webb, and often told us stories about Mr. Alf's dramatic classroom presentations." A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Read more about his life and contributions in the LA Times or the Pasadena Star News.

Alfred Geer '41 Passes Away

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Geer, Alfred Dody.jpgAlfred "Dody" S. Geer '41 died on September 27, 2010 in Hilo, HI. He was 87.


Born November 21, 1922, in Syracuse, NY, he was an actor and playwright, member of the Mallory Players of Oahu and a Hilo Community Players board member. From the moment he stepped on a stage in a Webb show, Dody knew that for him the play's the thing and as it turned out he was a gifted actor! He carved a beautiful depiction of the Globe Theater on his senior plaque.


Lionell Dozier III '85 (1967-2009)

(1980s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Dozier, Lionel 85.jpgIt is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Lionell Dozier III '85. He died on November 15, 2009 at the age of 42. After graduating from Webb, Lionel went to Tufts University and then worked at LaunchPad Communications supervising sales. Both at school and at work Lionell was known for his smile, perpetually motivating positive attitude, and unequalled style. Lionell's friends valued his input as well as being around his joyous demeanor. He is deeply missed by those who were fortunate enough to have met him.

Jack Merritt '35 (1918-2010)

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

Jack Merritt '35 died on August 11, 2010 at the age of 92. At the time, he was living with his son, Mark, WSC Class of '74 and daughter-in-law in their Claremont home and still driving in his early nineties. He kept physically fit by swimming nearly every day and was interested in nature and ecology and especially nuclear weapons and arms control.


Early in his career, he worked for a government regulatory agency for nuclear weapons and dedicated 20 years to "trying to save the world" through the regulation of nuclear weapons and nuclear research. Over the years, there were newspaper articles written about Jack and his extensive knowledge and expertise on this subject. During WWII, Jack served as a research project officer in the Bureau of Ordinance with the US Navy and was awarded a commendation ribbon for helping develop a radar device that added to the effectiveness of anti-aircraft weapons. He received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College and his PhD from UC Berkeley. In 1965, Jack became a member of the Joint Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Scripps, and Pitzer at the Claremont Colleges. There he taught such interdisciplinary courses as Science and Human Values, Environmental Issues and Physics. Jack's father, Earl "Fuzz" Merritt was a much beloved football coach at Pomona College, who had the pleasure of coaching Jack there, and he also helped Les Perry with Webb varsity teams during the 1970's.


Since Jack lived nearby, we were fortunate to have him come back to Webb often over the years, whether it was to speak at a Chapel Talk, participate in an Alumni Day Roundtable, or to speak to students about honor and ethics - he was always more than willing. The Webb community is sad to say good-bye to this long-time friend.

John Ilsley '42 (1924-2010)

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link
"Everybody liked him and he liked everybody." This was a tribute from a friend of John L. Ilsley '42, who died peacefully on August 12, 2010, four days after his 86th birthday. We at Webb felt the same way about him and were always happy to see him on Alumni Day, at Webb receptions, or just stopping by for a visit. His attended Colby College in Maine where he followed an accelerated program of studies and graduated in 1945. He completed his medical training at the University of Rochester in 1948. He completed internship and residency programs at Baltimore City Hospital in conjunction with John Hopkins University. John practiced medicine for the next 50 years. Commissioned as an officer in the California National Guard in 1952, John rose to the rank of Colonel and served as the Division Surgeon for 10 years. His leadership extended into other areas through serving as the head of the Claremont Chapter of Rotary International in 1973, Chief of Staff of Pomona Valley Community Hospital in 1978, and President of the Board of the Galileo Society of the Claremont Colleges for a decade beginning in 1992. He served on the Pilgrim Place Corporation from 1975 to 1995. He also served as physician and member of the board of directors at Claremont Manor. As a member of the Claremont Chapter of Rotary International, he maintained perfect attendance for 54 years. He was a charter member of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church and later a member of Claremont Presbyterian Church. He volunteered medical services to both Webb and Claremont High School and worked with the Boy Scouts. With his wife, he traveled to 34 countries, mostly for pleasure, but also to provide lectures and attend seminars in continuing medical education. John was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn, after 53 years of marriage. He leaves his sister, Barbara Hager of Mt. San Antonio Gardens, where John most recently lived as well; his children and their spouses, as well as 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pat Sullivan Passes Away

(All decades, In Memoriam) Permanent link
/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Sullivan, Pat 001.jpgFormer staff member Pat Sullivan passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mimi Pauwels, Clare Troxell and Clara Soto Ivey were with her.  Sra. Soto Ivey wrote, "She was at peace. Pat will be cremated, and at this time there is no service planned. Her brother said that at some point he would call us for the scattering of the ashes. Clare’s son Chris, who is a priest at Our Lady of Assumption in Claremont, administered her the Last Rites just a few days ago. Rest in peace our dear friend and let’s remember her in our own ways." Pat worked in the Business Office from 1974 until 1991.  Our thoughts are with her family.

Remembering a Teacher

(1960s, 1970s, 1980s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Christopher Trussell 001.jpgChristopher Trussell (1937-2010) worked at Webb School of California as the Director of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1985, and during this time he founded the Claremont Boys Choir, the Claremont Girls Choir, and many other musical groups that are still in existence today. In 1985, he moved to the State of Washington where he eventually earned two masters’ degrees in religious studies and spirituality. In 1992, Christopher became an ordained Catholic priest. After his ordination to the priesthood for the Diocese of St. Cloud, he taught at the Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, MN. Three years ago, Christopher was diagnosed with Parkinson disease. On November 11, 2010, he passed away after suffering a stroke brought on by his illness. He is survived by a son, Gavin Trussell, and two grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail.


Clare Troxell and her son Cameron Troxell '80 have written an extended obituary. Click here to read.

Farewell to Bill Webb '39 (1921-2010)

(1930s, 1940s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Webb, Bill 39 1.jpgWilliam R. Webb IV ’39, known as Bill to friends, family, and classmates, passed away on November 6, 2010. He was 89 years old. Bill was the third, and last surviving, of Vivian and Thompson Webb’s four sons including Thompson Jr. ’35, Howell ’35, and John (Jack) ’41. Bill was one of several namesakes of his paternal grandfather, William “Sawney” Webb.


In addition to following in his father’s and grandfather’s path and making one of his careers as a teacher and administrator, Bill was the owner and operator of Westcott Bay Sea Farms on San Juan Island in Washington.


/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Webb Bill 39 yearbook.jpgBill Webb was born on August 26, 1921, a year before his father, Thompson, founded Webb School of California in Claremont. Bill always thought fondly of and returned many times to the Webb campus that had been his home for so many years. He continued to attend alumni day and Peccary Society celebrations until his health prevented him from taking long trips from his home in Seattle.


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Bill’s wife and business partner Doree passed away in 1992. Bill is survived by four daughters, Robin Bleeker, Nancy Webb, Joanne Webb and Sally Webb; grandchildren Cassidy Bleeker, Madeline and Liam (William) Cole and three great grandchildren. 


Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him and his many friends at Webb. Read more about Bill Webb's life

Remembering Kim Gaynor '60

(1960s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

Chris Reynolds '61 was originally a member of the WSC Class of '60, so he returned to campus for Alumni Weekend to help his friends celebrate their 50th reunion. With the weekend still a glowing memory, he remembers classmate Kim Gaynor '60


/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Gaynor, Kim 60.jpgKim Davis Gaynor '60 (1942-2003) is one of the main reasons I loved my Webb experience so much. He was the first person to welcome me onto the campus (by lobbing a perfectly thrown water balloon from the deck of Terry White’s room in the Lower Dorm). As it turned out he was my next door neighbor in the Tin Shacks that first year (now with Kim next door and Steve Geremia as a roommate it’s a miracle that any of us made it out of the 10th grade!) In our junior year he was my roommate in a tiny room in the then Fish House at the top of the Alamo. He was our class president for three years. He was a fantastic athlete and a hard working student. He was our cheerleader, choirmaster and social director.  And he became a lifelong friend. Read more and share a comment.


Pictured L-R: Chris Reynolds '61, Steve Geremia '60, Kim Gaynor '60, Dan Ketchum '59 and Terry "T" White '60 (in front).

Remembering David Lewis '93

(1990s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Lewis David 93 with Raplh.jpgThe Webb community is deeply saddened by the loss of David R. Lewis ’93, who passed away on June 24, 2010. He was 36.


David was a dedicated Webb alumnus who touched the lives of many classmates, students, and teachers. This past April David visited the Webb campus as part of Sophomore Career Evening. David, a VP at the Lewis Group of Companies, spoke to students about his career in development and managing real estate projects. About meeting David, a WSC sophomore wrote, “It was very cool that he showed us the ways that his business projects could affect our lives, like Victoria Gardens, and housing complexes. I really liked it and learned a lot.”


David was a day student at Webb and a member of the football and wrestling teams. He worked on El Espejo, attended peccary trips, and was a member of the Cum Laude society. He went on to attend UCLA where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in business economics and accounting. He then received a Masters in Real Estate Development from USC where he specialized in finance and construction management. More recently David sat on the Board of Directors of the Baldy View Chapter of the Building Industry of America, and was member of the Urban Land Institute, and USC's Graduate Real Estate Association.


David is survived by his parents Richard Lewis and Laurie Petras, wife Rachel, son Ralph and sister Jennifer ’90. Many of his family members are also Webbies: cousins Sarah Lewis ’06, Riley Lewis ’07 and Rosie Lewis ’09, and his uncle Randall Lewis ’69.


Below are some photos from Sophomore Career Evening that took place April 2010.

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Mark Vinson '97 (1978-2010)

(1990s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Vinson, Mark 97 with cat.jpgThe Webb community is saddened to learn that Mark D. Vinson '97 passed away on July 7, 2010 after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 31. Mark is survived by his parents, Don and Virginia Vinson, and his sister Katie. 


When he applied to Webb, Mark described himself as “a well-rounded, light-hearted person, but at the same time someone who can be serious when it is needed. I am the type of person that likes to get involved. I am probably also seen as a team player who can get along with different people.” Mark came to Webb in his junior year, having transferred in from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. During his two years at Webb, Mark was a boarder in Jameson and Holt, a member of the track & field team, and a drummer for Godspell. He made lasting friendships with students and faculty, and continued to stay connected whether it was attending Alumni Weekend, a peccary dinner, or having lunch with Taylor Stockdale. After Webb Mark studied communications and business at Tulane University, and then received an MA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was working on his MBA at Peking University in Beijing when he became ill. Mark loved living in Palos Verdes. He was an avid surfer, enjoyed playing the drums, and pursued abstract painting.


Mark will be missed by his many friends and family for his generous and happy spirit. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (310) 375-4617. Following the service, the family is having a gathering at their Palos Verdes home from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Mark's name at 633 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

William B. Blanchard ’51 (1933-2010)

(1950s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/blanchard 006.jpgThe Webb community is saddened to learn about the passing of longtime friend William B. “Bill” Blanchard ’51. The Daily Bulletinreports that Bill “died after his vehicle was struck during a high-speed police chase on Benson Avenue in Upland.” Bill was transported by helicopter to Arrowhead Medical Center, but unfortunately his injuries were too severe. Bill is survived by his mother Mary Blanchard, his sisters Milly Blakeley and Margaret Nelson, and his wife Arlene, five children, and many grandchildren.

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/blanchard 003.jpgAt Webb Bill was captain of the track team, a member of the Drama Club and C.S.F., but he was perhaps most famous for his musical abilities which included writing and directing the scores for two school musical farces, For Land’s Sake and Well Why Not, written by Webb master John Pettley. He went on to Pomona College where he was a music major and then earned his master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. The year after his Webb graduation Mr. Pettley left, so Thompson Webb invited him back to direct the Webb Choir and Glee Club which he did for about six years. During this time he married Helen Blanchard, who he remained married to until 1996 when she died of complications from cancer. 

Shortly after graduating from Pomona College, Bill was drafted into the Army and served in Korea as a member of the Army band playing for officers and dignitaries at special events-a unique military experience! When he returned home, he taught music and math at Chaffey College for 28 years. He soon learned that through the GI Bill he could get flight training, so in 1971 he received his training and credentials at Cable Airport, eventually becoming a flight instructor and Chairman of the Safety Committee. Bill also wrote the airport’s master plan that was approved in 1981, and helped obtain the first FAA grant to a private airport in Southern California in 1985. He continued working at Cable Airport as Planning Director and coordinating many more grants throughout the years. He also continued his love of music with the Bill Blanchard's Little Big Band and the Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band which performed around the Inland Empire.


/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight/2010-11/Blanchard, bill 2010.jpgBill always told us how grateful he was for the opportunity to attend Webb. He was very fond of Fred Hooper, Ramsay Harris and Gordon Wilson, but was most grateful for the senior chapel talks and leading the senior current event discussions because these experiences helped prepare him for public speaking, as a teacher and in making presentations before the City Council for his work at Cable Airport. In 1986, in a thoughtful show of appreciation, the Blanchard family donated the William G. Blanchard Memorial Organ to the Vivian Webb Chapel. Over a decade later, on July 11, 1999, Bill married Arlene Hartman in the Vivian Webb Chapel.

A service will be on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 11:15 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Upland, 262 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland, California.

Former Faculty Robert Connolly (1929-2010)

(All decades, In Memoriam) Permanent link
/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight_2009-10/2009-10/Alumni_Spotlight/Connolly, Robert.jpgWe have received the sad news that former faculty member Robert “Bob” Connolly passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the age of 80. He died peacefully surrounded by family. Bob, along with his wife, Sylvia, taught in Webb’s math department from 1982 to 1991 and lived on campus. He is the father of WSC alumnus Robert ’89 and VWS alumnae Sara ’90 and Veronica ’93. During his nearly 10 years at Webb, Bob touched the lives of many students. Bob was born on May 22, 1929 in Boston, MA. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Lesneski Mortuary, 640 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation would be appreciated.

Art Clokey '39, Creator of Gumby, Dies at 88

(1930s, 1940s, 1980s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight_2009-10/2009-10/Alumni_Spotlight/Clokey, Art3.jpgArt Clokey '39, the creator of Gumby and Pokey, passed away on January 8, 2010, at his home in Los Osos, California. Born in Detroit in 1921, Art's childhood was worthy of a Dickens melodrama: his parents divorced when he was eight, his father died two years later, and at the age of ten, he ended up in a foster home after his stepfather refused to accept him. Fortunately, Art's life took a turn for the better two years later, when he was adopted by distinguished music professor and composer Joseph W. Clokey. Art and "Dad Clokey" traveled throughout Mexico, Canada, and Siberia, cultivating Art's love of music, painting, and motion picture photography.


In 1934, Art enrolled as a day student at Webb, which became his second home. "Mrs. Webb, the headmaster's wife, would try to take care of us boys who didn't have mothers," he recalled. Art became friends with the Webbs' son, Bill Webb '39, and with Raymond Alf, joining them for some of the very first Peccary Trips in 1937 and 1938. "I would take along a little 8mm movie camera and record them," Art recalled. "Those trips were a little piece of heaven. Read more.


Click here to read an article on Clokey written by Michael Heflin '85 and Rod Rehnborg '85 in their senior year. An obituary appears in the January 9th LA Times.

Robert Washburn '62 (1943-2009)

(1960s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight_2009-10/2009-10/Alumni_Spotlight/Washburn, Robert 62(1).jpgRobert "Bob" Washburn ’62 passed away on December 31, 2009 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He was 66.


Bob was born on December 10, 1943 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Known among his close friends as "Warshy", Bob was "one of the most musically inclined seniors.” He played several instruments, including the piano, accordion, and guitar. His yearbook page notes that “his piano-playing talent was well received at the Marlborough Dance, and his musical ear has added much to our choir and orchestra. Bob has also played a very vital part in balancing the student store's wildly fluctuating budget. In athletics, he led the Wanderers to a spirited season in intramural soccer and played both J.V. and Varsity Lacrosse.” Well-known for his passion for 7-Up, Warshy was one of the most colorful members in the senior class.


/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight_2009-10/2009-10/Alumni_Spotlight/Washburn, Robert 62b(1).jpgAfter Webb, Bob attended USC where he studied business and was a member of Kappa Alpha. He then worked as a musician for about 10 years, playing in local nightclubs around Los Angeles. In his next 10 years as a business entrepreneur, he founded Brother Bob Productions.  In 1989 or so, he moved to Hawaii Island, where he spent 10 years as a dive instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer before retiring. His friends on the Island fondly remember his generous spirit, bright colored clothes, and his wonderful, flamboyant personality. He will be sadly missed.

John Webb '41 Memorial Service

(1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

Family and friends of John "Jack" Webb '41 gathered for a quiet memorial service at the Vivian Webb Chapel on Saturday, November 7th. Left photo: Class of 1966's Conrad Carlberg and Rob Fryer. Center photo: Mollie Wilson, wife of the late Gordon Wilson who taught Latin at Webb from 1935 to 1968, and her son Gordon Wilson '59, who taught algebra and English at Webb from 1964 to 1968. Right photo: Chieko Webb, Eleanor Pierson (former Admission Director at Foothill Country Day), and Evie Wilson (wife of Gordon '59) with Mollie Wilson.

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Left photo: Betty Webb (wife of the late Howell Webb '35), Pat Simmons, and Eleanor Pierson. Right photo: Nancy da Silvera and Velma McKelvey (parent of George '83, and wife of the late George McKelvey III, past chair of the Museum board of trustees).

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Sudden Loss of Young Alumna, Lindsay Leonard '04

(2000s, In Memoriam) Permanent link

/CMSWebb/uploadedImages/Alumni/Spotlight_2009-10/2009-10/Alumni_Spotlight/Leonard, Lindsay '04, senior.jpgThe Webb community is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Lindsay A. Leonard, VWS class of 2004. Lindsay passed away on November 1, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. She was crossing the street with her roommate, Jessica Finlay, when they were both hit by a car. Jessica is currently in the hospital in critical condition.  Lindsay was killed instantaneously at the scene at approximately 8:00 p.m. She was 23. Read more


Please share a comment or your favorite memory of Lindsay.  Webb will post more information on this page when we hear again from the family, or you may contact Alumni Relations at or (909) 428-5277.

Join the Facebook group “Remembering Lindsay Leonard” started by her classmate and friend Barbara Nori Bownds '04.