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Monarchs in our Prayers

The following Monarchs have requested our prayers.  Please remember these fellow MDHS Family Members in your thoughts and prayers during their time of need.

If you or someone you know is in need of prayers, please contact Kathleen Kelly '94 at (714) 850-9536 or via email,

For those who are ill:

Judy Van Newkirk Tatner '59 - is undergoing treatment for Pancreatic cancer.

Henry Enriquez '58 - Henry is undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.  He is very positive, as always, but prayers are very much appreciated.

Lincoln Elliott - grandson of Chris '75 was accidental shot in early September. He is doing better than expected, but has a long road to full recovery, please keep he and his family and doctors in your prayers. 

Liliana Smith - daughter of Carrie (Castenada) Smith '96 - 8 year old Lili suffered an accident at home that requires multiple surgeries to repair her right eye.  Read more.

Alexandra Baquerizo (Foster) '71 - daily prayers needed.  

Nick Macneil '98 - was diagnosed again with Melanoma, this time stage IV as it has spread to his lung, liver and bones. Nick's treatment to keep it at bay is ongoing although Melanoma is incurable. Please keep he and his family in your prayers.
Natalie Whalen - daughter of Brian Whalen '04. Natalie, 19 months, is fighting brain cancer that spread to her spine. 
Kathleen Burns '80 - was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Read more.
John Jarema '02 - was diagnosed in May 2018 with a brain tumor.  Read more.
Greg Kelly '69 - has recently started a new round of chemo following the return of his cancer.
Ryan Regan '07 - son of Keith '68 and Bonnie was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Alexandra Cloney '74 - is very ill and requests our prayers of healing.
Theresa Paino Morris '55 is undergoing chemo treatment for ovarian cancer and would appreciate your prayers of healing at this time.
Eric Anderson - son of Charles '62 remains in the Continuous Care Ward following a ravaging post operative infection. He is improving and is still in need of your prayers.
Mike Morris '89 - Mike has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is undergoing treatment.
For those who have passed away:
Bruno Joseph Goulet '55 - passed away on September 22, 2018.
Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family in Orange on October 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Kent Brown '98 - passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Scott Panique '98 - passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 8, 2018. Read more.
Kathy Sullivan Mulder '81 - passed away on August 31, 2018. 

Brian Holden '93 - passed away on August 23, 2018. 
Matt Karich '96 - passed away unexpectedly in his home on August 16, 2018. Matt was married to classmate Katie Chauvin Karich '96 and he also leaves behind two small daughters. Read more.


Paul Frank '62 - Brother of Nick Frank '68, and Marianne Koenig Frank '72 and uncle of Amy Koenig '94 and Sara Koenig '95, passed away suddenly on August 11, 2018. Paul is interred at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Ca. May he Rest in Peace.

Lou Ertle '58 - passed away on July 20, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the MDHS Lettermen's Club in Lou's honor.
Louis "Scott" Markel '65 - passed away on July 15, 2018. May he rest in God's Eternal Peace.
Sr. Peggy Ramsden SFCC - sister of MD Teacher Carol Koppenheffer passed away on July 15, 2018. May she rest in God's Eternal Peace.
Marguerite Ott '62 - Passed away peacefully on June 15, 2018 surrounded by family after battling with Alzheimer's disease.  
Chuck Tasso '68 - Passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at home, surrounded by family and friends.
Tracy Burgess '81 - passed away on June 9, 2018 after a four year battle with cancer.
Julia Calderazzo '74 - passed away on June 1, 2018. Julia was the sister of Carol Anderson '73 and Joseph '78. Obituary
Joe Macias '66 - passed away on May 31, 2018 after a battle with ALS. Obituary
Jill Stumpp '96 - passed away on May 23, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Jill’s name.
Stephen Koch '68 - passed away on May 17, 2018.
Rosie Adams '69 - passed away unexpectedly in her home on May 15, 2018. Obituary
Tim Hunstiger '65 - passed away on May 9, 2018. Obituary

Laura Kathleen Dominguez - daughter of Deirdre McGurrell '69 passed away on April 17, 2018 after a short illness.  She was 45 years old and left behind 3 sons, Hector Nava (26), Joseph Anthony Dominguez(16) and Nikolas Edward Dominguez (11).  And her husband Carlos Dominguez.  Her many, many family and friends, including her grandmother, attended her services. 

Alma Bristow - mother of Christopher '06 and Nicholas '08 - passed away on April 13, 2018. 

Kevin Hogate '16 - passed away suddenly on April 9, 2018. In honor of Kevin's memory, do something kind today.
Anthony McWeeney '95 - passed away on April 6, 2018. Obituary.
Wilfred Lussier '79 - passed away on March 30, 2018. Obituary.
Bill Gerken '79 - passed away on March 8, 2018. Bill was an engineer for Boeing and besides residing in Westminster, he also had lived in England and Hungary. He has two adult children.  From classmate Paul Chapman: I will always remember Bill for his wit and being upbeat. Rest in peace my friend and my prayers for you and your family. God bless.  Obituary


John Race '83 - passed away unexpectedly in his home in Henderson, NV on March 2, 2018.  Read more.


John Teeter '68 - passed away on February 27, 2018.


Tim Gilmore '67 - passed away on February 14, 2018 in the comfort of his home.  Obituary.


Ramsey Aguinaga '96 - passed on February 15, 2018 at 5:40 a.m.  After a long, brave battle with Sarcoma, Ramsey's heart stopped in his sleep and he passed away peacefully. His family is grateful for your prayers and support.  Read more.   Obituary


Mitchell Rimlinger '19 - passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017.  Obituary


Theresa Gainey - MD lifetime parent and grandparent passed away on December 31, 2017.  Her funeral will be held at Christ our Savior at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018.


Philomena Flaherty '62 - passed away on December 29, 2017.  Obituary


Shannon Pearce '97 - was killed on December 17, 2017.  Read more.


Raul Vazquez Jr - father of Raul '16 and Miranda '19 as well as two younger children, was killed in an auto accident on Thanksgiving Day, 2017. Please keep the Vazquez family in your prayers during this difficult time.  Read More


Bill Brennan '61 - passed away on November 2, 2017 following a long battle with cancer.


Bill Brown '69 - father of Charles Brown '97 passed away on November 2, 2017. Bill loved following Monarch football and was a proud alum.  


Mrs. Eileen Taylor Dhuyvetter - mother & grandmother of many Monarch graduates, passed away on October 13, 2017. Please keep the Dhuyvetter family in your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.


Bob Trasport - father of Annina '97, Brittanee Neu '99 and Chason '01, passed away on September 22, 2017 after a long illness. Bob was a very proud MD parent and LOVED Monarch football. Obituary


Bob Hoyt - father of Maryann '78 and Barb Sanchez '79 passed away August 17, 2017 after a valiant battle with lung cancer and pneumonia.
Nancy Hoyt Neal - sister of Maryann '78 and Barb Sanchez '79 passed away in April 2017 after a brave, 17-year battle with breast cancer.