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Elizabeth Young Herndon.  Passed away in Davis, CA at age 74 on February 10, 2016 from complications of both neuroendocrine cancer and Parkinson’s Disease.  She often reflected on the memories of her happy high school days at Millikan, so I’m sure that she would want people to know that she has passed on.
 6-27-2016 From: Joy Cohan her only child; she also has three grandsons:  Ian, 22; Colin, 20 & Aidan, 11.

Gary Earl Tidwell

Gary Earl Tidwell, passed away June 14, 2013, after a valiant fight to recover from a fall he had taken in Big Bear, CA. Preceded in death by daughter, Jaima Tidwell. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Eleta, of Menifee; daughter & son-in-law, Kari & Wythe Davis, of Carmel, CA; son & daughter-in-law, David & Sandi Tidwell, of Bishop, CA; and son & daughter-in-law, John & Sarah Tidwell, of Gilroy, CA; three grandchildren, Kristopher, Kaitlin, and Wythe; and sister, Janice Sparrer.

Gary was born in Pomona, CA. He spent his early years in Long Beach, graduating from Millikan High School, in 1959. Gary and his family moved to Temecula, in 1988, and in 1999, Gary and Eleta moved to Menifee Valley. He retired from a career in Club Management after 28 years. Gary managed both golf clubs and yacht clubs, and also worked for the Los Angeles Athletic Club. After Gary retired he was not ready to sit on the couch, so he had a second career working for the Temecula Valley School District.

Gary was known for his love of family, mentoring children and passion for fishing. Gary had a fun mischievous side and loved to tell jokes and stories to make people laugh. He appreciated playing pool with his father-in-law. Johnnie Miller. He enjoyed dinner and board games with his Friday night group of friends and shuffle board with his family & friends. He had an easy going attitude, but competitive spirit. He had been active with the Long Beach YMCA, for 47 years and with his church serving in leadership positions with both organizations.

A Celebration of Life event will be held on July 6, 2013, at 11 AM, at the United Church of Christ, located at 26701 McCall Rd, Menifee, CA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Camp Oakes
(In Memory of Gary Tidwell)
3605 Long Beach Blvd #210
Long Beach, CA 90807
From: Kari Tidwell Davis


  Ronald Atkin Mayo class of 59
It said he retired at 67 and was survived by his wife of 24 years, Susan
From: Diane (Yager-Lehner) Willeford



Herb was the first person to die on the 605 freeway in the 1960's

Sue Arnold, Gary's ex wife, attended the Reunion last evening and told us about Gary Brown. Gary died at 2:30 AM, on the morning of the reunion, after losing his battle with cancer.
After graduation he became a Baseball Coach at Millikan and later a City Councilman for the City of Avalon on Catalina Island.
A Memorial Service was held in Avalon on October 14, 2000, at 1:00 PM. Gary is survived by his daughter, Jenny, and her two sons.


Steven Phelps Class of 1959
Steve was killed in 1962 by a drunk driver.
From Michael W. (Mike) Phelps Class of 1966

Gary Ferenstein class of 1959 died July 5, 2008 at his home in Long Beach Ca. Gary was 67 years old.

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