Kathleen Alice McEntee Ashby

Profile Updated: January 5, 2024
Class of 1965
Currently residing In South Pasadena, CA USA
My Website & Facebook/Media www.facebook.com/kathleen.ashby.395
Spouse/Partner Tom Ashby
Children, Grandchildren Children: Kevin class of 1995; Allison class of 1992
Grandchildren: Brandon class of 2014, Tommy More…class of 2017, Justin class of 2019, Alana 10, Alyssa 9, Paige 8, Collin 6
Furry grandkids: Lulu and Roscoe and Bubba
I’m a GREATgrandmother of Maddy!
Occupation Title Registered Nurse retired 2012
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association

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Occupation(s), Career Details

I worked as a RN at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena for 44 years. I absolutely loved my many years of nursing...sometimes difficult though rewarding life experiences. I had the pleasure of interacting with wonderful staff, physicians and many patients and families whose memories are forever in my heart ❤️. I started donating blood because of a patient I cared for.

Further education, training, certification(s) since High School

Med Surg Certification 1988 Huntington Hospital

Other South Pasadena schools I also attended

Marengo Elementary
South Pasadena Junior High

Different places I have lived

Born in Santa Monica and moved to South Pasadena when I was 19 months of age. And I still live in So Pas!

Family members who also went to SPHS

Daughter Allison, son Kevin, sister Ellen, husband Tom, grandsons Brandon, Tommy and Justin

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with are:

Ted Nafius 1996, Ellen Gorbunoff 1967, Terry Kiser 1965, Nancy Fryer Stellar 1967, Rod McIntosh 1965, Susan Savell 1965, Sandy Rex White 1965, Cindy Wright 1985

School Memories

I enjoyed being the Managing Editor of the Copa. Wonderful memories of my four best friends Susan, Laurie S, Sandy and Laurie G. Going to Henry’s for cherry cokes and fries after football games.

Organizations, clubs, sports, other groups I've been in at school &/or since

I participate as a dog mother to our Pomerania-poodle Lulu and golden retriever Roscoe, head supervisor of the Ashby home and Nana to our seven grandchildren.

Milestones & Epiphanies

1968 - graduated from nursing school
1968 - started job as an RN at Huntington Hospital
August 7th 1971 - married Tom Ashby
July 8 1974 - birth of first child Allison
March 26 1977 - birth of second child Kevin
August 2012 - retired from Huntington Hospital
May 1996 - birth of first grandchild Brandon (first of 7)
August 7 2021 - our 50th wedding anniversary

Pastimes & Hobbies

Gardening, reading, boating, waterskiing

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Country and classical music: Blake Shelton, Josh Groban, John Denver and Andrea Bochelli
Neil Diamond
Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV, Websites, YouTubes, etc,

Movies-Bohemian Rapsody, ET, 42, A Star is Born
TV-Jeopardy, New Amsterdam, This is Us, Pioneer Woman
Books-The Greatest Generation, I am Michelle, Barbara Bush,
50 years of 60 Minutes, Whoopi Goldberg, and Love
Ellen

[Date] What's happening in my life now

Being a grandparent of seven is fun, exhausting, wonderful and extremely special! We are “Nana”and “Bugga”. We are part of our class reunion committee and are planning our 55th reunion for 2020. Unfortunately our class reunion cancelled due COVID pandemic that has changed our lives and the whole world! One of wonderful and happy events is our Dodgers and their success!
October 2021 - Our 55th class reunion; a wonderful, emotional three day event

One last comment...

So so much since I graduated in 1965...too much good stuff!
Family and friends are what is important and special. I have been part of our class reunion committee since graduating and planning for our 55th reunion this September.
We have two furry kids: Lulu a Pomeranian poodle and Roscoe a Golden Retriever. These two add love and fun to our lives

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