Gordon 'Dent' Pickett

Profile Updated: March 5, 2009
Class of 1948
Residing In: Clovis, CA
Spouse/Partner: Patricia (Chalmers) Pickett
Children, Grandchildren: Lynn, born 1953; Gary, born 1956/Eric, born 1988; George, born 1984
Military Service: U.S. Navy 5/48 - 7/73
Occupation: Retired
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

Navy Pilot, College Teacher, Employment Specialist, Veteran & Community Organizations Leader, Elected Special District Official.

Different places I have lived:

CA,RI,VA,TX,FL

Family history living in South Pasadena:

My dad was a Patent Draftsman in Pasadena. He built our home at 1026 La Presa Dr. in 1940. It was sold in 1954. Both my parents were from Colorado and moved to CA in 1927.

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

My sister, Gloria (Lynch) Pickett was a SPSMHS grad, class of '50 and passed away 1/26/06 in Redlands, CA.

School Memories:

Will never forget my math teacher, who in shear amazement when she met me in my USNA midshipman uniform at my sister's graduation, said,"Dent, I thought you had to be good in math to get into the Academy!" In fact, it was my high grade in math on the Competative Entrance Exam that won me my appointment!

Additional Comments:

Living the dreams and making the discoveries started at SPSMHS! A true "Tiger" never gives up the struggle to do one's best, until called by God!

Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 9:00 PM