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:

Fred Loya, Jr. - son of Fred Loya, Sr. '57 was in a car accident and is currently in a medically induced coma.

Danielle Ferraro - daughter of Marcia Jones Ferraro '62 is battling a recurrence of colon cancer.

Hudson Schilling - the grandson of Janie Plumlee Shilling '72, Hudson is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

Mike Fielder '84 - Mike was a member of the basketball team at the beginning of the Mater Dei basketball Dynasty. He is suffering major complications from Diabetes.  Read more.

Carol (Cangi) Warford '62 - is dealing with serious heart issues.

Jim Cook - husband of Class of '62 classmate, Margaret (Rudolph) Cook, has been diagnosed with liver, bowel, and pancreatic cancer.

Linda Hanrahan - mother of Brett '08, Brooke '11 and Brittany '13 is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Nick Frank '68 - is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.  Read More.

Lawrence Arriaga '83 - suffered an infection in his foot and required below the knee amputation. Read More.

Jimmy Tobin '73 - has been living with and treating NET Carcinoid Tumor Cancer since 2005.  As treatments are ongoing, please continue to keep Jimmy in your prayers. Read More.

Connie Vela Goodman '55 - suffered a stroke in early May.  She is recovering and undergoing therapy and is thankful for your continued prayers.

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

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, 2 years old, is fighting brain cancer that has 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 -  is undergoing continuous treatment for cancer.
Alexandra Cloney '74 - is very ill and requests our prayers of healing.
Mike Morris '89 - Mike has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is undergoing treatment.
For those who have passed away:
Dr. Frank Crinella - father Francis Jr., Ramona Nizabian '78, Gina '80, Peter '82, Andy '87 and Christina Waters '95 of passed away on October 24 surrounded by his family.Obituary
Rebecca Pflugger - mother of Rex '15 passed away on September 14 after a valiant battle with cancer. Obituary.
Brian Turk '89 - passed away on September 13 following a battle with cancer. Read More
Kathy Nix Cocker '68 - passed away on September 4, 2019. Obituary
Gloria Sanchez '68 - suffered a stroke in 2017 passed away on August 27, 2019 in Durham North Carolina.
Pro Mojica - former MDHS Choir teacher passed away on August 28 after suffering a stroke. Read More
Raul Briseño '72 - passed away on August 10 with his family by his side.  Raul is survived by his wife of 43 years, Teresa '72; his sons and their spouses Michael '00 and Marissa '00 and Rob '96 and Liz; and nine grandchildren. Obituary
Warren Michaelis '65 - suffered a stroke in late July and passed away on August 7.
Cody Yellen '11 - Passed away on August 2, 2019. Obituary.
Dolores Peabody - mother and grandmother of many Monarchs, passed away on July 21 surrounded by her loving family. Obituary.
Lauren K. Valencia '98 - passed away July 2019 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  She is survived by her parents, Raymond and Patricia, and brother Jeffrey '02.
Michael Little '57 - passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 after a brief struggle with a form of leukemia called MDS.  He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Charlotte Marie (Stine) Little, two daughters, Ann Marye Geiser('82) and Debra Miller, a son, William Little('87), 15 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and three sisters, Betty Gassmann, Ruth Hall, and Rita Cook. 

He was a CPA and owned and operated a firm in Tustin, CA from 1976 until 2010 when he closed that and moved full time to Three Rivers, Ca and opened a small practice that he ran until his death.  He enjoyed traveling, golfing and horseback riding in his free time.  His final resting place is at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA. Obituary

Theresa Paino Morris '55 - passed away on June 17 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Theresa was married to Donald Morris on November 12, 1955 and shared their love of Church and family for 55+ years until Don was called home in 2010. They have 10 children: David (Grace), Donna (Ed) Farnum, Stephen (Sue), Mark (Gayle), Anne (Bill) Rogers, Paul (Alice), Kathleen (Al) Pedroza, Kristin (Al) Buffardi and two sons already in Heaven, Alan and Peter. Family includes 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Obituary.
Estelle C. Read - mother of Paul Frank '62, Nick Frank '68, Marianne Koenig '72 and Lisa Read Halligan Reese and grandmother of Amy '94 & Sara Koenig '95 passed away peacefully on the morning of June 6, 2019.  She was laid to rest at Christ Cathedral. May she Rest in Peace.
Fr. Eugene Burnett - With a heavy heart but certain hope of the resurrection, we mourn the passing of Father Eugene Burnett, OFM. Father Eugene died Saturday May 25, 2019 peacefully at Mercy Center in Oakland. He was 93 years old, 68 years professed and 64 years ordained.
Henry Dhuyvetter - father of Greg '77, Michelle '78, Cecile Cox '79 and David '81 (Mary Ann Peffer '81). He had been ill for a short time and was surrounded by his family during his last days. The funeral will take place at Holy Family Cathedral on Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m.
Maria Bettencourt Myers '62 - passed away on May 24 following her battle with cancer.
Barbara Hoyt Sanchez '79 - passed away on Sunday, April 7.
Colin McCaughey '82 - passed away on April 13, 2019 after a long struggle with MS.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the MS Society on Colin's behalf.
Dick Litzinger '61 - passed away on March 20, 2019 after a brief battle with Myelofibrosis, a bone cancer.  
Stephen Caplis '62 - passed away on Sunday, March 17.
Byron J. Tatti - father of Byron '82, Carla '86 and Frank '87, passed away on March 12.
Ken Nielsen - father of Nancy Bushman '76 (Gary), Christine Taglieri '81 (Fabio); sons, Danny '78 (Jill), Kenny '79, Jimmy '84 (Alma), Johnny '87 (Jeni) and Michael '89 (Tara '94); as well as eight grandchildren.
Wilma Gay Mulholland - mother of MD Teacher Mark Mulholland, passed away in January 2019. 
Teresa Nellesen Adams '81 - passed away on January 23, 2019.
Eric Anderson - son of Charles '62 and Marilyn, passed away on January 12. Eric had been on the transplant list for a kidney and heart following an infection after a 2016 surgery.
Joe "Sal" Solis '62 - passed away on January 12.
Ron Arlt '90 - Brother to Carole '88, Greg '94 and Debbie Arlt Girgenti '95, passed away on February 10, 2019 in Boise, Idaho.
Jim Pond '77 - recently passed away.
Sr. Una Feeney '74 - passed away on December 29, 20189.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sister Una's memory to the Sisters of Social Service, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, CA 91436. Obituary
Jack Markel '53 - passed away on December 20, 2018 surrounded by his family in Florida. Obituary.
Bruno Joseph Goulet '55 - passed away on September 22, 2018.
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.