Richard Mooberry

Profile Updated: April 9, 2020
Class of 1964
Residing In: San Marcos, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Deceased
Children, Grandchildren: Jason, born 1978, music production, Phoenix
Military Service: USN - helo crew-chief  
Occupation: current: Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Retired Elementary School Principal
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

part-time Children's Ministry/part-time Men's Ministry; teaching assistant, Palomar Community College class on Family Counseling; counseling/sailing adventures -

Different places I have lived:

Key West
Siletz, OR
Phoenix
Edinboro, PA
Lake Forest (El Toro)
Corona del Mar
Lake San Marcos

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Dad bought Mayor Porter's house at 1330 Mountain View; lived there until graduated SPHS

Elementary school and junior high/middle school(s) that I attended.

Stinkin' Lincoln :-)
Flagstaff, AZ - one semester Jr. High

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Donna, '44
Roger, '66

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Millicent Franklin Morrison
Rick Covington
Rob Creek
Bill Boller
Fred Mallgrave
Brian Chambers
Toni H. Chambers
Geoff "P" McCloud
Bill Sampson
Bob Koch
Jim Kiefer
Steve Borton

School Memories:

What were we thinking climbing the water tower & under "suicide" bridge?????
.....oh, and jumping from the roof of the Raymond Hill apartments into the swimming pool...3 stories!!!

Organizations, clubs, sports groups, and other groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

I wouldn't want to belong to an organization that would have me as a member.....(not original).
Mostly professional organizations -

Milestones & Epiphanies:

Continue to cheat death by tent camping in Baja with the Geoff-meister. Kayak fishing; I usually catch all the fish, but he's learning :-)
Joined a 12-step group for compulsive talkers called On-and-On Anon. (say it out-loud)
Sailed to Cabo from Santa Barbara in a Catalina 27 (10' sea, 25 knot wind, sailing overnight......cool!)
Baja Bash from La Paz to Ensenada in Steve Jobs' 38' Hans Christian: the Apple II
Bought 38' Leopard catamaran in Belize, scuba diving 4 years,
sailed Luna Sea around Honduras, thru Panama Canal, to Golfito,
Costa Rica; April 2020 living aboard in Coral Marina in Ensenada
waiting for C-virus to settle down so I can live aboard in Chula
Vista Marina

What's happening in my life now:

Remodeling the house my dad had built in '71 while I was in 'Nam......weird and fun.
Still trying to surf without getting hurt.....well, that pretty much goes for everything.....standing up fast can be a 'rush' :-)
Fished AK with Covington and maxed-out on halibut and salmon......tasty!! Go Alaska salmon/halibut fishing every summer

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Sailing
Hiking
Fishing
Diving
Surfing
micro-managing my 41 yr-old son (well, that's what HE calls my parenting...)

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Anything 50s - 80s, popular, rock, jazz/blues, some classical

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

Bible
Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor Frankl (If you haven't read it, don't let another year pass without doing so.)
Leon Uris, James Michener, O'Henry, Hermann Hesse, Dave Barry

Things about me that you probably don't know.

Open Water Scuba Instructor - NAUI, PADI
Ham Radio Operator - WA6NZX
Related to Francis Marion - The Swamp Fox :-)
Scuba diving below Death Valley - to 90' in Devil's Hole
Officiated 6 marriages, one funeral; last marriage on Ray Caye, Belize
"Invented" the wetsuit used by SAR swimmers in USNavy yet today
First in my family to earn a Masters' Degree (& become "almost a
doctor" as my sister would say...) :-)
Elementary School Principal (if they only knew me the way you do...)

What I'd like my classmates to know about me for our next class reunion.

Live - Love - Laugh
My happiness is directly proportional to my gratitude.

Additional Comments:

S.P. - a good place to start an adventure such as this life's journey has been......and continues to be.
Lots of spiritual growth while expanding experiences in nature.

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With my sister Donna - Swamis' Meditation Garden '12
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guess which is me...(hint: not the Park Ranger, although he helped capture Charles Manson)...what a long, strange trip it has been!!
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Halibut...AK (it doesn't really weigh that much, I'm just pretending...NOT!)
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Silver Salmon....AK
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Halibut...AK (it doesn't really weigh that much, I'm just pretending...NOT!)
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Float plane from Juneau to Elfin Cove, AK
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My first white sea bass...yum!!