In Memory

Gary Shafer

Gary Shafer

We lost Gary in an traffic accident in 1999. Gary served our nation in Viet Nam.

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05/27/14 03:14 PM #1    

Lucretia "Louie" Patterson S'63 (Clayton)

Photo #1

Photo #1
Gary on the left.

Photo #2
Gary is 3rd row down, 4th from the right.


Photo #3
Gary, with his Daughter, Sarah, who is now a beautiful grown woman and is a Mommy, herself.

Photo #4
Gary, was a good friend of mine, and he was in 11th grade, seen here in the background... he loved hanging out with us crazy girls... Me, Mary Alyce Peralta, Carolyn Baxter & Sharon Jones, in front of the cafeteria.


Photo #5
I had been searching for my great friend, Gary, for a long time, and found out about his passing from Ron Curtis, who also put me in touch with Gary's daughter, whom I contacted and sent her a DVD of photos of all the great cartoons that Gary drew for me.  Gary was an amazing cartoon artist!  I have many poster size drawings that he did of me and my friends.  In this one, is Me and Sherry Overton, on the same wave, with Lyla Powell on the beach and "Cinda Surfer", better known as Linda Towner.   I have so many wonderful memories with Gary Shafer and they are all filled with laughter.  He went water skiing with us at Marine Stadium in Long Beach and whipped into the beach and I have to admit, I have never seen the human body, fling around in so many directions and not have any bones broken.... that image is permanently burned into my memory bank!  I know he had some bad times after Viet Nam, and as he watches down from above...  he will know that he will never be forgotten and that he is loved.  R.I.P. Gary heart

05/28/14 03:04 PM #2    

Ronald Curtis

Very nice tribute Lu. 

05/30/14 10:56 PM #3    

Lucretia "Louie" Patterson S'63 (Clayton)

Thanks Ron....  we had so much fun!  I have great memories of laughter with Gary!

05/31/14 03:36 AM #4    

Martha Egdorf (Pegueros)

Lu - what a nice thing to do for Gary's daughter.  Brings tears to my eyes.  You have the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known.  What a nice tribute to a great and fun friend and classmate.  Martha Egdorf Pegueros

07/10/14 10:28 AM #5    

Karen Blass (Rosas)

Beautiful tribute. 

07/12/14 02:48 PM #6    

William Savage

I have to echo Martha and Karen.  What a beautiful and thoughtful tribute.


07/12/14 10:22 PM #7    

Peggy Pennington (Kleinpell)

Lu, like everyone else agrees.  you can make the computer bring life and love and fun and memories and beautiful photos and things that make people smile and warm hearts.  This IS a very nice tribute to Gary Shafer.  I applaud you!!!


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