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These are a few of the people who have kept the association going over the years.

Ruth Outzen Womack (1927): Ruth was active in the organization and the community well into her 90s. She was the keeper of the flag which she brought to each meeting, and served on the student loan committee. We lost Ruth in July, 2002. She was found dressed and ready to go to a church event, active till her last moment.

Winifred (1932) & Pearl Carter Williams (1935): Along with son Trent, they are the "glue" that has kept this organization going for many years. Both are from early pioneer Mariposa County families. For many years Winnie was the town barber, and in his 90s still gave free haircuts to the folks at the local nursing home. Winnie passed away in July, 2004 at the age of 94. We lost Pearl in August, 2013 at the age of 97

Mae McElligott Kleiman (1928): The late Mrs. K was president of the association for many years, unofficial town historian, and headed the county welfare department (for a long time she was its only employee!)

Trent Williams (1962): President of the association, Trent is first to arrive and last to leave for the annual meetings, and takes care of many of the "behind the scenes" details.

Jim Turner (1950): For many years Jim organized the annual picnic, making sure everything was set up, handling MC duties, and testing his memories when asked to name all the members of his class. Jim passed away in March of 2016 at the age of 84.

Cleo Adelsbach: Not a graduate, but a long time teacher, principal, superintendent of schools, and community leader. Cleo came to Mariposa in 1931 and was a teacher and principal until about 1958. He took time out to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1958 he became superintendent. Until his passing in February 2003,  Cleo attended alumni events along with kids he taught who are now in their 80s.




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Updated September 11, 2022