Welcome to The Cardinal's Nest . . .

to the NEW Cardinal's Nest! This site is home for San Bernardino High School's Class of 1956!  We hope you enjoy your stay and return often.  Maybe, you will leave a message for other classmates to see. Let us all know how you are doing. Click on Blog.

We also welcome our Pacific High School 'Pirate' friends to the site and hope you too enjoy your stay!

We continue to mourn the loss of our classmate and friend Jack Brown, however, we must move on with our lives...always keeping him in our thoughts and prayers.

Obituary for Mr. Ronald Gordon Skipper

Ronald G. Skipper, age 76, of San Bernardino, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

He was born December 16, 1940, in Brawley, CA to Roland and Vena Skipper.  A resident of San Bernardino for 68 years, Ron was the product of public schooling, having attended Harding Elementary, Sturges and Arrowview Junior Highs.  He was a graduate of San Bernardino High School, Class of '58, the University of Redlands, and the University of California - Hastings College of Law with honors.

Ron is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Wanda O'Brien Skipper: children, Rhonda Skipper Marple of Dallas, TX, Kristin Skipper Arellano of Palm Desert, CA, and Garret Skipper of Rancho Mirage, CA; grandchildren, Christopher Marple, Lauren Marple, Alysa Arellano, and Erynne Arellano; sisters, Geraldine Atkins of San Bernardino, CA and Marilyn Stubbs of Oklahoma City, OK; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Our prayers go out to the family.

Ron was a good friend of the Class of '56 and attended some of our reunions.

Lois (Thumma) Hannah & Molly (Sefton) Keller @ 60th Reunion

The 'girls' at our last reunion from Molly Sefton Keller


Our Joan Hunter McCook Passes

Joan Hunter McCook passed away peacefully at home in San Clemente, CA on January 22, 2017 while surrounded by her family at 78 years old. Her battle with Parkinsons disease came to its end.  She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Berthie) Torrez, her son K.C. McCook and his partner Hal Valentine, and her daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Craig Birmington and their children Allyson & Blake. Joan touched everyone she met with her authentic kindness and wonderful smile. Rest in Peace our friend and classmate Joni.


Classmate Tony Martinez Passes


Another classmate from the Class of 1956, Tony Martinez, passed away February 25, 2017.  Tony lived in Rialto.  When more information becomes available, it will be posted on the Cardinal's Nest.  Rest In Peace, Brother Tony Martinez.



50th Reunion Revisited






HELP us find lost classmates . . .

Help US . . .We have "undeliverable" mail from our first 55th Reunion flyer !


Click here to see the list of classmates we have not found!