James Kent Presley-Nelson born 1991 Lives in San Francisco and is an Economist for the FDIC which oversees More…the nation’s banking system.
Gary Clarke Presley-Nelson born 1989 lives with his wife Chrissy just north of San Francisco in wine country, and is an attorney for the law firm O’brien, Davis, and Watters.
I am proud of Pueblo High School and all my life, have had many opportunities to recognize what a good education I got there, and how outstanding my high school was. I think fondly of many classmates and am excited to have found this venue to re-connect.
After U of A, I left Tucson to pursue Dental Hygiene education in Phoenix, where I married Gary R. Nelson in 1974, whom I had met at U of A. He was a computer engineer at the time and has enjoyed a long career in that field, working for companies such as Honeywell, Tandem, Compaq, and Hewlitt-Packard.
We moved to San Francisco in the late 70s, when I was accepted to dental school there, and graduated with my DDS in 1982. We have remained living in the "city proper" ever since, as Silicon Valley was good for my husband's career, and San Francisco was good for my career. I have had my own private practice since graduation, as well as having taught dental school at my alma mater over the years, The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. I am currently still practicing, and teaching dentistry. My sons are in their mid-late twenties and are a joy in our lives. Gary and I have been married over 40 years.
I remember starring as Billie Dawn in the stage production Anything Goes, and sneaking a backstage kiss with co-actor (and then boyfriend) Al Saucedo. His penciled mustache left an imprint on my upper lip, which I unknowingly sported around school the rest of the day, wondering why I was causing such laughter. (RIP Albert Saucedo. Wish I knew your full story.)
I remember double shift and having math class at 6AM in the morning and the teacher wore a class ring with the stone out, and just his knuckle hair protruding from the jewelry. Somehow we all, still half asleep at that hour, found this very amusing. What was his name?
I remember 2nd shift and PE swim class at 9PM at night. We made costumes for the water ballet segment, and nearly drowned during the performance as we had forgotten to practice in costume. Did you ever try to swim with a dress on? LOL
I remember Songleading, Cheerleading, and Baton (twirlers) and how proud we all were to wear the Navy and Columbia blue to represent our school. Good friend Pat Hyder and I practiced routines together.
I remember playing violin in the Orchestra, directed by family friend and neighbor Mr. Dale Brubaker, and the friendships there, Donna Moser in particular. Sophomore year we out performed other school orchestras in the competition.
I remember good friends. Nancy White, Julia Delcid, Ernie Valenzuela, Trudy Mikel, where are you? So many I'd like to hear from!