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Los Altos High School
Class of 1963

My dearest LAHS classmates.

Who would have guessed that fifty-six years after graduation that I would hear from you all in one of my darkest hours. My gratitude cannot possibly be put into words but my family and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your financial support, the beautiful clothes, the gift cards, and the gorgeous cosmetics, and not the least of these the prayers, phone calls, notes and offers of lodging. We feel the love and are still amazed at your thoughtfulness. It's been four long months since our town was wiped out by the Camp Fire and we are just now starting to become accustomed to the devastation surrounding us.

Thank you all for being in my life.

May God bless you all. 

~ Mary Lynn Tindall and family

First I want to personally thank every one of our classmates who have been able to come up to the plate to help out Mary Jane in her time of need……you are all Saints.  Your benevolence and generosity has been truly inspiring.

Since my last update, I would like to acknowledge some more folks who have sent some funds to MLT to get her back on the ground after her tumultuous last several months.  Thanks to the following classmates:

Nicole Rabier (Kuba)

Pat Williams (Hullary)

Marnie Jordan (Ruff)

Rick Bell

Mary Glyer (Olsen)

Andrea Look (Elliott)

Diane Wendt (Stiver)

I just spoke with Linda Lavin a couple of days ago and she had just had a very emotional phone conversation with Mary Lynn.  It sounds like the recovery process in Magalia/Paradise is less than optimal.  A lot of looting still occurring, a spate of squatters who are pitching tents on the burned out properties that are not their own.  When she was allowed back in to her residential area a couple of months ago, the route was circuitous, lengthy and difficult.  With the recent rains, it still remains the same or worse, with additional road closures.

This is not the best place to be, considering MLT’s being wheel-chair bound and isolated, but she wants to be there for her daughter and grandkids.

As much as we are not responsible for MLT’s decisions….I would personally rather like her to find a place nearer a major metropolitan area for better resources, but I understand her personal family desires.  She has not asked me to do this…..I am not asking anyone to continue helping her out, but if you can find the time and resources to throw a few dollars her way;  that would certainly be appreciated…. she is hurting.  I will start things off with another $100 for her……no peer pressure intended….just feel that I should help her out some more.  This will not be an on-going endeavor, she needs to make some life decisions, but in the meantime, I’m going to do what I can to assist her.  If you feel like joining me, thanks from the bottom of my heart.  Mail to info is on a previous announcement on this site.



I thought I would let the dust settle after the Christmas/Hannukah celebration and ring in the New Year with an expression of thanks to all who have donated to Mary Lynn Tindall's cause.  I don't have the exact numbers as Linda L has been keeping a running log and she is in New York, so my guesstimate is that all of us have provided about $4500 in relief to Mary Lynn.  I want to express my personal thanks to all for steppimg up to the plate for one of our classmates in dire need and as Mary Lynn has indicated....she is overcome with warm thanks and tears for showing such generosity and sharing the Christmas spirit towards her and her family.

The checks keep coming in;;;additional thanks to Rob Barker, Bill Holman, Karen (Barnes) Farrell and Linda (Geise) Pichetti.

I am so proud to be the representative of such a fine group of alumni who came through to help our friend and classmate.

May you all have a healthy and prosperous 2019.





First, we would like to express our thanks to Andrea Look (Elliott), Nicole Rabier (Kuba), Dian Stiver and Mary Glyer (Olsen) for their generosity in sending in a donation to Mary Lynn.

Linda Lavin has kept in almost daily contact with Mary Lynn...mostly via text.  Here is the latest:

  • As of Wednesday,12/05, she was able to get to her house –  what she had to drive through was shocking and a heart breaking war zone!
  • She has power in the house but no internet  - she does not smell smoke – she thinks thankfully due to the rain
  • Main road into Paradise/Magalia is closed – she had to take a detour that took a couple of more hours
  • Her mail is being forwarded to Chico – she will have to drive to pick it up – again a detour of 2+ hours of driving
  • Her postal address is: Mary L Tindall, 6320 Shelton Court, Magalia, CA. 95954 (however it could be days before she drives to Chico to pick it up)
  • She can receive phone calls, but best to text her: 530.413-3247,......her phone is her only means of communicating, so as much as we may wish to call her and talk to her, we should all make it a point to text her.  Thanks.
  • Should anyone wish to donate….best to send funds to me and I wire transfer to her bank account
  • She is now in the process of cleaning out refrig & freezer (ick!)
  • Her daughter and grandchildren are with her
  • She will continue to keep me posted


Latest on Mary Lynn....she has left the Sheraton and is now staying with her son in Cresent City.  Linda L has been in contact with her on a regular basis via phone and text.  I will provide an update on her email/computer internet acess in a later update. Larry Hall made a special trip to help her out with the relocation.  She still must wait a few weeks to return to her house.  As I stated earlier, her daughter lost her home and all of her possessions and is, understandably, devastated and having a rough time.

Thanks to the generosity of so many, her hotel stay was covered and Linda was able to send a sizable check to her to get through part of the transition by being able to buy everyday essentials.  Linda Lavin sent her the check, and Mary Lynn was overcome with tears of thanks and gratitude to her wonderful classmates.

She still has a tough row to hoe, but she has been through other tests in her life, and has shown that she is a tough survivor.

I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the following classmates who assisted Mary Lynn by making a donation.

Linda Lavin

Roger MacWilliamson

Steve Hungett

Lois Caldwell (Manning)

Terry Stengele

Janice Sexton

Kathy Jacobson (Odell)

Karen Harper (Van Buren)

Louise Elliott (Marks)

Richard Bethel

Carol Smithcamp ((Hoffman)

Jim Darling

Tim Rogers

Ingrid Dreesen (Powell)

Len Robinson

Jim Allardyce

Ralph Hall

Pam Frankhauser (Haines)

Mike Weathers

Phil and Karen Wolz

Sandy Mozart

Cheri Johnson

Carolyn Combest (Kinney)

(Walker-McNeil)Patricia Hoy (Horoschak)

Patricia Evans (Varney)

Bill Taylor

Claudia Davis

Judith Grant

Patricia Yoxall

Nancy Miller (Alsobrook)

Mary Sprunger

Pam Lyman (Dunnett)

Pam Mangseth (Dahlen)

John Dreesman

Janet Appleby (Smith)

Bruce Kahn

Karen Mack (Strelman)

Joyce Finerty (Bowen)

Kristin Wick

Anne Christiansen (Bankhead)

Steve Sanford

Janet Salzer (Walker-McNeil)


Thanks again,


Here is the latest update on Mary Lynn Tindall's status.   Linda Lavin has kept in contact with her daily even though there have been some understandable communications challenges.

There is some good news and some not so good news.  MLT was notified that her house was still standing but her daughter's house and all of her possessions were destroyed by the fire.  She was also told that she could not return to her home site for at least one month and possibly 2 months.  And to add insult to injury, she has learned that looters were arrested breaking in to homes in her neighborhood; however, since she can't return yet, she doesn't know if her home was affected. 

Thanks to all for your generosity.  No plans yet for a Go Fund Me account until we find out more.

Thanks and keep MLT in your thoughts; she's a trooper.




Many of you are aware, but some may not be aware, that our classmate, Mary Lynn Tyndall, has been wheel chair bound for 44 years after being involved in a tragic automobile accident.  Mary Lynn is a tough woman who has faced her adversity with humility and pride and has never shown the least amount of self-pity.  But now, she is facing another trial in her life.  She has had to evacuate her Magalia  home near Paradise due to the current fire and conflagaration that is hitting her home town area.  She was forced to leave at a moment's notice and doesn't have a change of clothes and knows nothing about the status of her house, nor will she for several days.  In the meantime, Linda Lavin has arranged for her to stay in a handicapped room in a nearby hotel until next Sunday, Nov 18.  Through a private Facebook message forum, several of us have made donations to Linda to offset her taking on the costs of providing lodging for Mary Lynn.  Basically, Mary Lynn is homeless right now and the prospects of her home still standing are remote.


I would like to ask all of our classmates to think about sending a check for $100 whatever you feel you want to provide for Mary Lynn.  She has no clothes and a limited stay at the hotel and I would like to make that we do all that we can to help out our classmate.


You can send a check to Linda Lavin or me or you can donate to Linda's PayPal account.

Linda's Pay

Linda Lavin....6350 N Placita de Eduardo, Tucson, AZ 85718

Steve Sanford.....2439 E Page Mill Dr, Green Valley, AZ  85614


Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide to Mary Lynn.


As the situation evolves and if the worst case scenario presents itself, we will establish a Go Fund Me page for her, but right now that is on hold.



Steve and Linda


The following classmates will be attending the 55th Class of '63 Reunion:

Jim Allardyce

Rick Bell

Lew Boyle

Lois Caldwell (Manning)

Ann Christiansen (Bankhead)

Jim Darling

Jan Donner

Ingrid Dressen (Powell)

Louise Elliott (Marks)

Dan Erickson

Pam Frankhauser (Haines)

Pete Frankhauser

Gloria Glidden (Garrettson)

Deborah Graham

Paul Graham

William Holman

Gary Hubback    

Kathy Jacobsen (Odell)

Cheri Johnson

Marnie Jordan

Walter Joyce

Linda Lavin (Pollock)

Michael Lind

Bill Lovens

Lynn Minor (Walsh)

Sonja Norman(Freidman)

Denny Pennel

Karen Pflueger (Wolz)

Steve Sanford

Janice Sexton

Mitch States

Terry Stengle

Kent Stormer

Kathy Urbach (Bishop)

Sharon Waggoner (Rudell)

Mike Weathers

Patricia Williams (Hullar)

Phil Wolz

Looking forward to see all of you and catching up!

Welcome Classmates of the Los Altos High School Class of 1963:


We hope you find our new web site helpful in staying abreast of any events involving our class and in helping stay in touch with former classmates.  Please take the time to explore our web site and provide feedback on your thoughts of what could be added or deleted.  We look forward to everyone taking a few minutes to update profile and personal information which is only available to this web site.


Steve Sanford