Deane Bottorf

Profile Updated: April 9, 2020
Class of 1943
Residing In: Corona del Mar, CA USA
Homepage: www.ido2ns.com
Spouse/Partner: Betty
Children, Grandchildren: Daughter Cinda, born 1956; son Douglas, born 1959
Military Service: USAF  
Occupation: Retired musician/teacher
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

USAAF 1943-46, USC music major to 1950, played clubs, piano bars solo to 1951. USAF to 1953. Married Betty (Claremont '44) in 1952. Played clubs and piano bars, mostly in San Gabriel Valley, on the road '56-58 (including 5 mos. in Las Vegas). Played 5 1/2 years at Westerner in Arcadia with studio in Music Mart. Got M.A.Music at UCLA in 1965. Moved to beach-Was elem. music superv Laguna Beach 68-88. Still gigging, playing.

Published Author, Writer

Nine LP albums of dance instruction music for Melmark Records
(see my website "ido 2ns.com"

Different places I have lived:

Various cities in the US, mostly in the South.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Moved into 618 Hermosa St. about 1933. Dad was manager of Adohr Milk Co. in Pasadena. Family moved back to L.A. in about 1945 (while I was gone.)

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

Arroyo Seco Elementary (Pasadena)
South Pas Jr. High

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

A.G.Carter, Jack Croul, Lois Lee Knight Lightheart

School Memories:

I was elected vice president of the class of '43, but President Benny Reinhold went into the service in January, when we legally finished High School. Thus I assumed the mantel of power. I had a great semester; went to school about 10 am, had an hour of organ practice and an hour of piano practice, and one English class. It was tough!

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

Jr. high and H.S. band
USC Marching and Concert band

What's happening in my life now:

Deane now has his own website at www.ido2ns.com, which has piano arrangements you can hear, as well as other compositions.

Additional Comments:

Served as navigator USAAF to 1946; attended USC to B.Mus. 1950. Played piano clubs and bars to 1951. Recalled for Korean War to 1954 (married in 1952). Played piano and taught "pop" piano. Got teaching cred 1959 Calstate LA; M.A. from UCLA 1965. Elem.Music Superv Laguna Schools 1967-87. Played the piano continuously including road trips (even Vegas!), but for less and less money. Still available.

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This is a picture of Bud and Pat Carter with their granddaughter. This was at a dinner with Deane and Betty Bottorf (not pictured) celbrating both anniversaries,

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