"Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this Earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had.
Life is so fragile;

This page lists the names of our deceased alumni. We have very limited information regarding the dates or circumstances of their passing as well as where their path took them after SGHS up until their passing.
If any of our information is incorrect or you have information concerning these alumni; please notify us by clicking on link below at bottom of webpage.
We were saddened to learn of their passing; so this webpage was created so that we can pay tribute to their memory and to know that they will not be forgotten.

You may also post your memory of these classmates on their In Memory page. Click on their name below and then click the "Post Response" button.
Please be honorable to their memory in your posts.
"To live in hearts we leave behind,
Is not to die."
When we graduated in 1962

Life lay before us,
There was so much to do.
The world was ours to conquer and explore
When we left South Gate High School’s door.
There were jobs to be found
Further education to be had,
And someday becoming Moms and Dads.
Some chose to travel many miles away
For others, this was the place to stay.
Some may have accomplished
Most of the things they had planned
And think life has been just grand.
While in other lives
Many changes had to be made,
We had to make lots of adjustments
Along life’s way.
But no matter what
As we gather once more,
I’m sure we’re glad
We’ve made it this far.
As we renew old acquaintances
And talk about the things we used to do,
We will learn we are short a few.
Some have departed this life along the way
And are absent from your visit today.
Now as you read their names 
Some will remember things
That they did or said.
Faces will become vivid once more
Though they haven’t come thru the door.
So let us live our lives
Mindful of the things we say and do,
For the next one missing
Might be me or you.

By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Myron Ackerman (Deceased 2009)  
Roger Alpaugh (Deceased 2023)  
David Amy (Deceased Year Unknown)
Walter Andrade (Deceased 2015)  
Bob Anthony (Deceased 2009)  
Dennis Bailey (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Jack Baker (Deceased 2011)  
Jerry Barham (Deceased 1982)  
Richard Beagle (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Richard Beard (Deceased 2020)  
William Beard (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Benny (Ron) Beaver (Deceased 2021)  
Lee Beckstrom (Deceased 2012)  
Lyn Beckstrom (Deceased 2002)  
Richard Benda (Deceased 2002)  
Allen Bentley (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Dan Biggs (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Lynn Bleich (Deceased Year Unknown)
Bill Bradberry (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Terry Brewster (Deceased 2014)  
Bill Brooks (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Mariel Brooks (Thomsen) (Deceased 2014)  
David Burdick (Deceased 2009)  
Michael (Mike) Burke (Deceased 2022)  
Michael Cairns (Deceased 2012)  
Robert Caldwell (Deceased Year Unknown)
Ronald Carlson (Deceased 2012)  
Dave Carr (Deceased 2013)  
Morley Christian (Deceased 2012)  
Robert Christy (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Caroline Citrowski (Deceased 2005)  
Carol Cobb (Deceased Year Unknown)
John Concialdi (Deceased 2022)  
Sandie Coon (Peterson) (Deceased 2016)  
Pat Cooper (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Mickey Costa (Knowles) (Deceased 2015)
Jeri Cusimano (Lopez) (Deceased 2022)  
Linda Dalke (Kirkpatrick) (Deceased 2019)  
Dave Daniels (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Art Dedekian (Deceased Year Unknown)
Phyllis DePeso (Austin) (Deceased 2011)  
Frank Dooley (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Dave Duran (Deceased 2014)  
Ray Dyson (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Gary Erpenbach (Deceased 2004)  
Bill Evans (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Rosalee Evans (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Tom Flower (Deceased 1965)  
Robert Franklin (Deceased 2004)
Martie Frazier (Deceased 2004)  
Diane Garrick (Keck) (Deceased 2018)  
Thelma George (Miller) (Deceased 2008)  
Richard Gervais (Deceased Year Unknown)
Joan Gilliam (Beaver) (Deceased 2014)  
Steve Gray (Deceased 2023)  
Robert Green (Deceased 1997)  
Gary Hacker (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Ron Hagin (Deceased Year Unknown)
Stan Hailey (Deceased 2023)  
Steve Hamilton (Deceased 2009)  
Judy Hancock (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Gene Harvey (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Steve Hetland (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Gary Hill (Deceased 2013)  
Rick Holt (Deceased 2018)  
Joe Hudson (Deceased 1985)
Judie James (Pohl) (Deceased 2023)  
Diana Jones (Hanson) (Deceased 2021)  
Sally Jones (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Jack Kimbrell (Deceased Year Unknown)  
George Kleinpell (Deceased Year Unknown)
Dale Knecht (Deceased 2012)  
Linda Lacey (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Michele Lambert (Deceased 2007)  
Bob Landrum (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Tom Lucas (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Florence Magnusson (Deceased 1980)  
Robert Magretta (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Jack Makedonsky (Deceased 2013)  
Cheryl Manning (Sullivan) (Deceased 2011)  
Loren Mason (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Sue Mayfield (Van Benthuysen) (Deceased 2023)  
Allen Mayhew (Deceased 2019)  
Nancy McNamara (Jiacoma) (Deceased 2023)  
Donna Middendorf (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Margaret Miller (Deceased Year Unknown)
Sharon Minkler (Gray) (Deceased 2021)  
John Misenhimer (Deceased 2020)  
William Mitchell (Deceased Year Unknown)
Marilyn Mulkins (Ritter) (Deceased 2016)  
Ken Nelson (Deceased 2023)  
Dean Noggle (Deceased 1962)  
Lorie O'Brien (Tushar) (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Sandy O'Neill (Williams) (Deceased 2019)  
Lynn Palm (Brown) (Deceased 2015)  
Donald Palmer (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Robert Patton (Deceased 2011)  
John Peli (Deceased 1995)
Peggy Perkins (Dobler) (Deceased 1983)  
Jim Petrovich (Duggan) (Deceased 2016)  
Gary Prestwood (Deceased 2006)  
Nancy Quisenberry (Deceased 1992)  
Della Rasp (Mason) (Deceased 2011)  
Rebecca Reed (Harlan) (Deceased 2019)  
Dennis Rice (Deceased 2014)  
Joann Riley (Pitochelli) (Deceased 2016)  
Daryl Risk (Deceased 1985)  
Dianna Rosas (Winnor) (Deceased 2005)  
Ira Rosenberg (Deceased 2023)  
James Roys (Deceased Year Unknown)
Glenn Schmidt (Deceased Year Unknown)
Stan Schreier (Deceased 2019)  
Janiffer Schroeder (Van Koll) (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Robert Schroeder (Deceased 2023)  
Dan Schultze (Deceased 2004)  
Robert Shaffer (Deceased 2019)  
Ernie Shelley (Deceased Year Unknown)  
John Sheppard (Deceased 2007)  
Jean Shober (Desy) (Deceased 2016)  
Joan Shober (Deceased 2002)  
Cindy Sisemore (Goebel) (Deceased 2012)  
Robert Smith (Deceased Year Unknown)
Steve Solovieff (Deceased 2004)  
Larry Stanley (Deceased 2004)  
Pat Steinhour (Deceased 1999)  
Steve Stouff (Deceased 2012)  
Richard Stuart (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Mary Sutterfield (Jones) (Deceased 2021)  
Ron Swickard (Deceased 1979)  
Sandy Symcovitz (Berg) (Deceased 2014)  
Paul Thuesen (Deceased 2009)  
Elvira Valles (Deceased 1981)  
Barry VanFosson (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Walter Viet (Deceased Year Unknown)
Dallas Wade (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Tod Wakefield (Deceased 2022)  
Michial Walker (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Jerry Wells (Deceased 2008)  
Walter Welsch (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Pat West (Deceased 2012)  
John Wilhelmsen (Deceased 2014)  
Janet Wolf (Sierra) (Deceased 2021)  
Judy Wolf (Deceased 2002)  
Jim Woolwine (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Michael Wulfestieg (Deceased 2000)  
Richard Yardley (Deceased 2015)  
Rolf Zacher (Deceased 2005)  
Jean Zeller (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Edward Zeltner (Deceased 2010)

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.