Dennis Baldocchi | Liberty HS, Brentwood

CSF gave us the opportunity to attend field trips to the City, visit museums, attend plays and cultural events and visit nearby universities. All very foundational. Ended up getting degrees from UC Davis and PhD from Univ Nebraska. Now I am a Professor of Biometeorology at Cal. UC Berkeley.

Editor’s note: Chapter 150 was established at Liberty High School in 1927!

Margaret Martina Stuefloten | Colusa Union HS 1936

My mother, Margaret Martina Stuefloten, became a Life Member in 1936, graduating from Colusa High School, Colusa, California. She received outstanding marks and we are so proud to know that she’s a CSF Alumni.

Best regards, Julie Holland Looney, Margaret’s youngest daughter

Margaret was born December 29, 1917 in Santa Barbara, California, youngest of eight children.
She graduated from Colusa High School in1936 receiving a Certificate of Life Membership in the California Scholarship Federation, “by reason of her consistent and superior Scholarship and Service.”
After high school, Margaret began working at a bank in Colusa where she met Barney and married in 1937. Margaret and Barney had three daughters.

Margaret was active in the Arbuckle Methodist Church, was a 4-H leader, cooked for the family and many guests and events, sewed, made clothes for and refurbished dolls for those in need and worked at local rummage sales. Barney volunteered at the Arbuckle Fire Department for fifteen years retiring as Assistant Chief. Margaret actively assisted Barney with their business of contracting, rentals, building inspections, cabinet making and later owning a mobile park. She managed the books and rentals all while raising their family, running the household, helping in the community and at times working outside the home. Barney and Margaret were avid golfers and enjoyed traveling around the US, to British Columbia, Hawaii and Thailand and to visit their daughters and relatives.

Margaret’s 100th birthday was well celebrated with a packed house of family and friends. She lived a long and full life of almost 103 years!

CSF Alumna Margaret Martina Stuefloten Life Member 1936
CSF Alumna Margaret Martina Stuefloten Life Member 1936
CSF Alumna Margaret Martina Stuefloten Life Member 1936

Barbara McCormick Krause | Pacifica High School, Garden Grove

A Lifetime of Service with CSF

I graduated from Pacifica High (Garden Grove) in 1969 as a Sealbearer. Note: Pacifica High School CSF chapter 801s was established in 1967.

I attended the University of Redlands; majored in English; minored in German and sociology. I spent a semester in Salzburg, Austria. I lived in Mainz, Germany for 2 years after graduation and taught English to American soldiers who needed a high school diploma. I returned to California, got married, and moved back to Redlands. Eventually we had 2 sons.

I taught English, German, and ESL at Redlands High School (RHS) before moving to the new high school in town, Redlands East Valley (REV) when it opened in 1997. I became a guidance counselor at REV for the last 12 years of my career, retiring in 2014. I loved every day of my career, and each assignment was better than the previous one.

I was the CSF advisor at both RHS (chapter 142s, est. 1926) and REV (chapter 1196s, est. 1997). At RHS we averaged 70-80 Sealbearers, and that was in the days before computers. and the advisor typed out the certificates. It was lots of work at the end of the year getting those senior grades. We averaged about 50 Sealbearers at REV. When I became a counselor, another teacher became the advisor.

After the kids were out of the house, my husband and I traveled extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia. We especially enjoyed renting a car and driving through Germany and Austria. He doesn’t travel much these days, but I have taken several trips with friends or solo (Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing, Turkey, and Egypt).

I walk a lot and swim at the local YMCA. I also took up lawn bowling when I retired and have bowled in tournaments and leagues. I am extremely competitive, but lawn bowling allows me to play a competitive game without taking a toll on my body. We have a couple of 90 year olds in the Redlands Lawn Bowling Club, and I hope to be there one day.

One fun note – I was a Jeopardy contestant in 1999 (2nd place) and have a photo with Alex Trebek. In 1973 as a senior at the U of Redlands, I won a car on a quiz show called Split Second. Fun memories.

I love dessert!

Barbara McCormick Krause 

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Mathew Rariden | Fred C Beyer HS

I went from HS to the local junior college, then to UC Davis, then went to graduate school to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology. I then commissioned as an officer in the Navy to serve as an active-duty clinical psychologist. I recently completed a masters from the Naval War College. I’m married with four children.

Fred C. Beyer High School chapter

Michelle Gross Diaz | Montclair College Preparatory School

CSF – A Family Tradition!

After graduating UCLA in 1989, I became a Tax Manager at Deloitte & Touche until I left to open my own tennis Pro Shop in Palm Desert, CA, where I met my husband and sold the shop to raise my 2 beautiful children, Michael and Nicole Diaz who are now proudly CSF Members themselves. We enjoyed traveling and family until the pandemic, when we moved to Sacramento, CA. Michael has since graduated from NYFA (New York Film Academy), and Nicole will be applying to colleges all too soon!

Brian Lee | CSF Bullard HS

  • UC Davis BS Env Tox 1978
  • University of Cincinnati (Kettering Lab, Medical Ctr) PhD Environmental Health-Toxicology 1985
  • Oregon State University, postdoc exptl histopathol Marine-Freshwater Biomed Sci Ctr 1986-8
  • US Consumer Product Safety Comm. health sci, tox to 1998
  • HP regulatory compliance tox to 2001
  • Consumer product toxicology consulting self-employed to present.

Also involved with various community orgs regarding energy conservation, recycling, climate change, interfaith climate justice. Founder of a local carbon offset fund.

Chapter 569 inception year 1968