John Phillips

Profile Updated: March 8, 2009
Class of 1962
Residing In: Laguna Niguel, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Angelina Partner
Military Service: VietNam Veteran-Army. Peace Activist  
Occupation: Spiritual Guide/Administrator
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

Administrative Manager to the Center for Spiritual Living, Orange County, CA. I am also a Licensed Practitioner of Religious Science. I am committed to Oneness through Justice and Transformation. I live a life dedicated to recognizing the Wholeness and Interdependence of all creation, beginning with myself.

Different places I have lived:

I have lived in So. Cal. for most of my life. I attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and graduated in Jan. 1966. I moved to San Pedro with my parents for a short while, then was drafted into the Army. I lived various places around the U.S. while in the Army: Fort Ord, near Monterey, CA; Ft. Gordon, GA; Ft. Riley, KS; then Viet Nam from Jan. 1968-Dec. 31st, 1968. On my return, I lived in Long Beach, then moved to San Diego and back to Orange County, where I have lived continuously to the present.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Move to So. Pas in 1953; attended Oneonta Elementary School; So. Pas. Jr. High; graduated in '62. My family moved from So. Pas. while I was attending college in 1965.

Family members who also went to SPHS:

My sister, Joy Butler, formerly Marian Phillips, graduated from SPHS in 1959 and my brother, Glenn, in 1964.

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

I keep in touch with Marc Berry and Sherwood Quady, though neither of them actually graduated from SPHS, but moved to other high schools for graduation. I've run into Steve Kell a few times in Orange County, though we don't maintain a regular connection.

School Memories:

My most significant memories have to do with my participation in varsity football, under the mentorship of Ray Solari. He was more than a coach to me; he drew the best from me in many ways, and I often draw on the qualities of perseverance and determination that he encouraged in me.
Though it scared me to death at the time, I have found a desire to perform on stage and from time to time have the opportunity to sing and speak to small groups. My participation in drama in Jr. & Sr. High has been a wonderful aspect of my life.

Additional Comments:

I have much more to share, but will do so later, perhaps.
I will say that attending the 40th (acutally 41st) Class Reunion was a significant milestone in my life. I had the opportunity to reconnect with my past and many of the people who I was too shy to connect with the first time around. It was like being in a Time Machine and traveling to a former time in my life. I actually changed my history and changed my present through that experience.

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My Yearbook photo, 1962