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Shasta High School
Class Of 1970

Our 50th reunion has been postponed for a year due to the Covid Virus, and the resulting difficulty of travel and meeting in large groups. Our new dates are October 22-23, 2021. We have the same places reserved, both the Elk’s Club and CR Gibb’s, as before.


We hope to have a wonderful, festive, and well attended 50th plus 1! 

Please mark it on your calendars!


In the meantime, we hope to have a casual mini-reunion in the fall when conditions permit. We will keep you posted when and if we have a date for that.


We hope you and your families are healthy and happy-



Your reunion committee



Hi everyone,

We are sorry to announce the postponement of our 50th reunion to October 22-23, 2021. 

With all the uncertainty at this time due to the Covid virus, the difficulty of travel, and the inability to meet in large groups, we thought postponing was the best decision. However-we look forward to a fantastic 50th plus one next year!!

We will try to have a mini-reunion in the fall if conditions permit.

We hope you and your families are healthy!!

Thank you for your understanding,


Your reunion committee

Remarkable ‘Old Redding’ couple — Everett & Martha Coe


Thank you, Mike Fitzgerald, for this e-mail:

Hello Marc,

I enjoy reading your columns on my visits to Redding and my dad, Bill, enjoyed the article that referenced the community lecture series that he founded at Shasta College in the 1960s; and he was pleased to learn that your column led to the founding of a new lecture series that was inaugurated last year.

I thought I would pass along an item of interest about the neighbors who lived next door to you when you were growing up in Lower Sunset Terrace – Everett (Joe) and Martha Coe. Both Martha and Joe were remarkable persons and had lasting impacts on my parents, our shared high school German teacher Richard O’Brien, and others, including the noted Hollywood film producer Kathleen Kennedy.

Martha was one of the first women admitted to Stanford University’s School of Medicine but contracted tuberculosis, was required to discontinue her studies, and had to be confined to a sanitarium. During her convalescence, she and her sister Lucy wrote two mystery novels under the name of M.M. Mannon (Mannon was their maiden name) that were published by the renowned firm of Bobbs Merrill. The two novels wereHere Lies Blood (scanned copy of the paperback book cover attached) and Murder on the Program. Here Lies Blood sold well enough to be reprinted in a wartime paperback edition. Martha was modest about her literary success and I did not know if you were aware of this. In addition to her academic and literacy accomplishments, Martha was noted for the elegant seven-course gourmet dinners (each course paired with the appropriate wine) that she and Joe hosted at their home during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s; a custom unheard of in Redding in that era and my wife and I have kept the issues of Gourmet  magazine from this period that Martha had given to my late mother.

Joe was a scholarship student to our alma mater of UC Berkeley, entered the Foreign Service during World War II, and was one of the first career Foreign Service officers to serve in post-war Warsaw. While stationed there he witnessed firsthand the aftermath of the destruction inflicted upon Poland during the war. He later served in Haiti during Papa Doc Duvalier’s reign of terror before retiring and devoting the rest of his career to teaching. He was both a mentor to young teachers like my parents (Bill and Dorothy), his student and, later, colleague Richard O’Brien, and countless others at Shasta High. He and Martha were great lovers of opera and attended annual performances at La Scala in Milan each season and epitomized both grace and an engagement with a world far beyond Redding.

Last, my dad remembers that the Martha and Joe had a small painting you made as a child hanging in their retirement home in Berry Creek near Oroville.

Best regards and I hope this is of interest to you. The Coes were a terrific couple and are fondly remembered.


Mike Fitzgerald

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Hi Everyone,
We are planning a mini-reunion this year on the evening of Saturday, May 7, at the Post Office Saloon.
More details will be forthcoming, but it will be our usual yearly,casual event, so mark it on your calendars in case you are in town at that time. 
We look foreward to seeing you!
Your reunion committee 2016  

Hi Folks, We just "Rocked the Elks" at our recent Reunion Event. For more info to access to this site email to

Click Message Forum to go to In Memory then click on a name to read.

Just recently we had lost Jim Zyback to Parkisons. Please post a epitaph if you want.


You are more than welcome to interact with photos at Class Connection under Member Functions.


Shasta High School 45th Reunion:

In the event any classmates attending the 2015 reunion July 24-25 will be seeking lodging accommodations, you might note that my neighbors operate a 3-room bed-n-breakfast that is just a few steps away from the Elks Lodge. Not only is the location practically literally in the Elks Lodge's back yard, but the hosts (Ric and Connie Apple) are delightfully fun people. You can view the property at Mention to Ric or Connie you'd like the "friends of Dick Lehman" discount.



In Memory of Pat Wallace

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10/1/14. Today we lost Craig Fowler. He was a strong proponent for organizing rock and roll events. Fronting the vocals, guitar chops & PA, his enthusiasm moved forward through out the songs.              

CELEBRATION OF LIFE EVENT FOR CRAIG FOWLER is scheduled for NOVEMBER 15 LuLu's Redding, starting at 4:00 we'll have an impromptu memorial, share stories and reconnect with old friends. The memorial jam will start about 6:00 and continue until? There will be a limited amount of appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Full restaurant and bar service are available on a no-host basis. Please share this with everybody that you think might have known Craig.






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Check out my pix & video of our bike ride on the Bizz Johnson Bike way in Lassen!