Caroldean Ross

Profile Updated: July 23, 2018
Class Year: 1980
Residing In: Laguna Beach, CA USA
Occupation: Executive Recruiter
Children: 1- Declan Ross- age 8 9/22/09
Yes! Attending Reunion
About me/us (Hobbies, interests, life philosophy, etc.) :

Our recent move to Laguna Beach has been a wonderful and welcome change..
now we can go outside in the summer!
Love the beach, and anything outside...
I'm an executive recruiter, catering to the construction industry...love my work.

Who else in your family is a CHS Alum?

My Brother and Sister, both now passed...both attended CHS
Bill Beane- class of 1973
Patricia (Beane) Simmons Pantazin- graduated 1966 (first graduating class in the new buildings)

Favorite School Story:

I loved my Sr. year...which I spent entirely in the theater...
best days spent at CHS

What teacher inspired you the most & how has it affected your life?

Mr. Walker was my favorite teacher....and wrote the letter of recommendation that got me into my college of choice which was FIDM...
I graduated in '82, and spent the better part of my career in retail.

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Feb
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Feb 27, 2019 at 1:33 PM

My wonderful Brother Willy....was the light of my life...my champion, my hero....

He always made me laugh, and was always someone I could look up to, and count on.  His friends were his lifeline...and he was fiercely loyal.  

He loved to draw, and there was always someithing "in the works" in his bedroom...& even though it was "off limits" to "the baby Sister"...I would always sneak in, to be amazed and in "awe" of his  incredible natural talent...

His 11 month battle with Leukemia was hard faught, and admittedly, the worst time of our lives, to watch the vibrance leaked from his illuminating soul....he went through 5 rounds of Chemotherapy, that took the last breath from him in September of 1990.  

There's not a day that passes, that a thought of his infectious smile, and cheshire cat grin doesn't bring both a tear, and a giggle to my heart. 

My Son, Willem Declan Ross, is his legacy....named for him, and carrying so many of his traits....I have to believe that Willy sent him, to keep my heart from breaking apart from the empty space he left. 

meaning of the name:

Willem-(resolute protector).....couldn't be more true...

forever in our hearts sweet protector. xo

 

Caroldean Ross has a birthday today.
Jan
20
Jan 20, 2019 at 1:33 AM