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Sarah Jane Harper-Lansburgh (Nevada City, CA): “Foothills of Sierra Nevada mountains is still home. No fires here. I am a greatgreat-grandmother recently.” Cheri Colby Langdell (Pasadena, CA): “Melissa Campbell-Langdell ’00 is still rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Oxnard, and (son) Sebastian is teaching English at Baylor University. He’s a new assistant professor of English, too. He and Anna have a one-year-old son, Ollie, who’s very cute, while Melissa and Alene have adopted Genesis, who is a 14-year-old 8th grader at Ojai Valley School. My husband, Tim, continues to

enjoy his work as a chaplain and I love my teaching job at East LA College. Let me know if you want to go to Maui, ok?”


Carol Horton Hawkins (Hollister, CA): “All is well in the Hawkins’s household. We’re still splitting our year between our ranches in Fort Klamath, OR and Hollister, CA.”


Kathleen Gilbert Levin (Sedona, AZ) shared news of a Class of ’65 meet up in June in Victoria, BC where Enid Elliott lives. 3 Enid Elliot, Libby Sinclair, Gay Groth-Marnat, and Kathy Gilbert Levin Martha McCook (Bend, OR): “I traveled to the South of Spain on a ’writing with the mystics’ tour. The gardens were fragrant with Linden Blossom, wisteria, jasmine, and Moroccan roses. The palaces and churches were grand. Had a wonderful breakfast visit from classmate Kathy Gilbert Levin in August.”


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Heu’ionalani Wyeth (Anahola, HI): “The Pacific Traditions Society, of which I am secretary, is working on a three-part video documentary about its Vaka Taumako Project. Part 1, ’Our Vaka’ is about 95% finished, and has recently been shown in San Francisco, Victoria BC, Port Townsend, WA, and Seoul, S. Korea. For more information, consult”


Laurie Barlow (San Marino, CA) shared news of her 2018 travels to Texas and Arkansas, and later through Scandinavia; both trips were architecture jaunts with groups of researchers and architects.


Cathleen Chandler-Eckhardt (Soquel, CA): “I tried retirement last year and failed. Still upright; kicking and laughing! Still enjoy connecting with wild old Westridge friends—Katie Clark, Sarah Wheeler Cobb, Sarah Weller King, Terry Gamble Boyer, and Nina Warner.”


Susana Smith Bautista (Los Angeles, CA): “It was great seeing Sushan Demirjian as I stopped in DC for a few days of work. We talked about trade, museums, family, and of course Westridge.” This was followed by a minireunion dinner at Il Fornaio with a local group of ’84 classmates when Sushan visited in Pasadena in December. 4 Anna Pehoushek (Orange, CA): “My family and I had a great year of traveling in 2018, visiting friends in Mexico City in the spring and family and friends in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland in the summer. I enjoy crossing paths on a regular basis with fellow alumna Maya Alvarez Galvan ’88 at our sons’ school. I continue to serve as the assistant community development director for the City of Orange, CA, where our downtown was

designated by the American Planning Association as a 2018 Great Place in America.”


Mary Herms (New York, NY): “I spent Labor Day Weekend with Hilary Whelan Reyl, Klara Vogel ’86, and their amazing daughters. Fun was had by all!” Hilary Whelan Reyl (New York, NY): “I am still living in New York with my husband and three daughters. The paperless (version) of my young adult novel, Kids Like Us, is out and I’m working on another. I am ever grateful to Westridge for nurturing my creative writing.”


Roxanne Wu (Shanghai, China) would be delighted to answer any questions students and alumnae have about working/living abroad. “Teaching has allowed me to live in Malaysia, Spain, and China since 2010 and I love it,” said Roxanne, who visited Pasadena last summer for her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Roxanne Wu ’94, Crystal Wu Simpson ’96, Molly M. ’19, and Melissa Wu ’94. 5


Brittany Mohr Grant (Pasadena, CA): resides in Pasadena with her husband, Brian. Brittany serves as the Rose Bowl Game’s director of team and VIP operations and has worked with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses for the past 13 years. In her role with The Granddaddy

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Winter 2019 Surgere  

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