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Cindy Rieck

Cindy Rieck

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12/08/14 08:05 PM #1    

Bob Hummell


It was posted today on another alumni website by classmates Jeff Harmer and Jeff Baker plus some other research that Lucinda (Cindy) died on 2/7/68  (at 20 years of age) due to an auto accident. * contacted Jeff Harmer requesting if he could provide additional info as to Cindy and her life after HS. Far too young to have lost her and RIP  Cindy.

03/16/15 07:09 PM #2    

Carol Lee Whiteside (Manuel)

Everyone knew Cindy. She was friends with everyone. She always had a smile and time to say a kind word to classmates. I am sad you are gone. You are remembered even after all theses years. Carol Whiteside Manuel

04/09/15 10:49 AM #3    

Emelina(Amee) Pineda (Foster)

The first time I saw the beautiful Lucinda was at a girl's softball game at Maple School which was on the corner of Lemon and Valencia.  She was on, of course, the opposite team (maybe Ford School?).  This was my first experience playing ball against a different school and needless to say, I was not used to seeing so many young girls of lighter complexion (We were mostly Hispanic and were talking back in '58-'59).  I saw her there, her smile infections, perfectly groomed and a long, long ponytail.  Impressive.  Forward a few years and there she was again in my English class.  I remember it well because the assignment was to write about ourselves and our best friend.  She told the story of how her parents were inspired at a race track and named her Lucinda.  I don't know if the horse won or not.  Maybe she said, maybe she did not.  But Lucinda it was even though she went by Cindy.  The next part of the story I will never forget.  She described Fullerton of those days, the scenery, the horse trails and her recent move there and there is where she met her friend and her friend was Linda Rhoades. She described the area, the relationship and her life so majically and with that long, long ponytail, I knew she had to be a princess.  It tore my heart out when I heard about the accident.  I believe it was the turnoff on Superior in Newport besides Hoag Hospital.  that was the day princess died.  I shall always remember and never forget you, Lucinda.Is that why they say only the good die young?

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