In Memory

Steve Mortensen

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05/22/12 06:34 AM #1    

Jerry Clifford

Steve was a one of a kind guy.  We met in our sophmore year through Wayne Cowen.  All the girls loved Steve.  I was just happy to be around him and his pals.  We did cut classes a lot, especially American Problems class.  Played lots of pool, drinking and day trips to Monterey etc..  Our truancy findly got us busted.  I lost the senior ball, but Steve got a slap on the wrist.  Steve drove a cool 55 Chevy and I had my folks old 50 chevy.  I worked with Steve at his Dad's carpet business in Oakland on many a weekend. After graduation we continued to have the best of times.  Steve and Wayne finally joined the Army Reserve and I met my wife to be.  In 1964 , I got married (Alameda girl) and Steve was my Best Man.  We kept in touch and actually became neighbors in Danville in early 70's.  My wife and I dragged Steve and his new wife Shirley to the 25th ? OHS reunion in Oakland.  We lost Steve in 2009.  Shirley (my wife) and I had lunch with Steve's parents and brother (Tom) recently in Palm Desert.  Tom told me that Steve had said  I was the only guy who could always make him laugh.  That meant a lot to me.  Knowing Steve and his family changed my life for the better.  Jerry Clifford

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