Dian Roth De Sha

Profile Updated: August 30, 2018
Class of 1963
Residing In: San Luis Obispo, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: John S. Kerr
Children, Grandchildren: Dianne T. DeSha, 1969
Kristin M. DeSha, 1972
Occupation: Retired from California Institute of Technology, July 4th, 2008🇺🇸
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Dian De Sha

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Caltech (1987-2008):
*Technical Editor, Biology, biological imaging, computer science, computer
*Instructor, Science Writing
*Software Instructor

Prior employment included:
*City of Hope: research administrator, Biochemical
*AeroVironment: Documentation Specialist

Different places I have lived:

Whittier, El Monte, Altadena, Pasadena, Modesto, South Pasadena

Currently residing in San Luis Obispo

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Moved to town in mid-9th grade and lived on Arroyo Drive, later moving to Amberwood Drive on Raymond Hill, and Monterey Road. After graduation, moved back to Pasadena, where I had attended K-8, and attended PCC.

Married in 1964 and lived on State Street and then on Mound St, right behind Colliau Chevrolet.

Late husband Bruce De Sha was co-owner of Speers TV until his death from brain cancer in 1989.

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Late husband, Bruce De Sha, graduated from San Marino in 1958.

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Cathy Francis Meyer, Vicky Cox Giguiere, Diane Spinaio Wilkinson, Virginia Warren Hiramatsu, Sue Hules Shean, Pat Hayes Campbell, Margaret Ray Lackie

School Memories:

Extreme gratitude and relief in June 1963. So glad to be out!

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

Currently:
Docent/Instructional Guide, Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon, CA

Member, College Women's Club, Pasadena, CA

Past:
Board member, City of Hope Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (10 years), Duarte

Board member, Harry Pregerson Childcare Center, Los Angeles (12 years)

Milestones & Epiphanies:

**Milestones**
11/1964 married
12/31/1969 daughter Dianne
9/16/1972 daughter Kristin
6/1987 Dianne: Mayfield Senior
9/1989 Bruce De Sha dies
6/1990 Kris: Mayfield Senior
5/1991 Dianne: BA, USC
5/1992 Me: BA, Pitzer College,
Claremont
5/1993 Dianne: MA, Claremont
Graduate School
5/1994 Kristin: BA, LMU
5/1998 Me: MA OM, APU
5/2000 Kristin: MS/MBA, CMU
8/2003 met John Kerr (a day before
our 40th SPHS class reunion)
2/2009 Married, Vista del Arroyo Hotel
(now the US Court of Appeal
on Grand Avenue), Pasadena CA

What's happening in my life now:

Enjoying retirement: visiting friends; occasionally playing bridge, Mah Jong, Mexican Train; sharing our amazing Northern elephant seals with tourists from all over the world.

Most of all, seeing and appreciating something beautiful every single day, while counting my many blessings with living on the fabulous Central Coast that I now call home.

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Pit crew chief for Papa Fox Racing, with our '32 Miller-Schofield-Ford Indy/Track car

In 15 years, we've raced at Sonoma, Laguna Seca, Coronado Naval Air Station, Buttonwillow, Fontana, and Indianapolis, and won Best of Class trophies from two Monterey Historic Races, and a Sonoma Historic.

Enjoy my 90-mile RT weekly commute to San Simeon to see the elephant seals and share their fascinating lives with visitors. Docents are on duty 10am-4pm, every day of the year! Drive up Highway 1 and stop on by.

Love Charlie Shumake's Fabulous Famous Jazz Series, with visiting world-class musicians, in Cambria. Wonderful.

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