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Gary Naylor

Profile Updated: November 9, 2015
Residing In:
Phoenix, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner:
Jean Naylor
Occupation and former occupation if retired:
Retired from Real Estate, now driving a school bus for Madison Schools
Children:
4 Boys: Sean (1970, & Kim = Mary & Jack) Nathan (1973) Andy (1977 & Mandy = Clara. Elizabeth, Audrey) More…
Casey (1981 = Matthew)
What Grade School did you attend?

Clarendon

Most significant events in your life

Went to California Baptist University and there I met my wife to be- Jean. Been married 45 years and loving it more all the time.
Was Vice President of S&L from 1972-1980. Became Business Administrator of large church- North Phoenix Baptist Church, 1980-1989. Went into real estate and helped develope a large subdivision in East Mesa - Las Sendas Developement - 1989-1995. Started own business in buying homes and fixing them up and selling them. Bought over 525 homes from 1995-2006. Lost everything in the real estate crash in 2007. Retired and moved to Jerome, AZ. and drove school buses for 4 years until grandchildren started appearing out of nowhere (lol) and moved back to Phoenix. Kept driving school buses until major surgery in July, 2014. Developed Scoliosis in 2004 and had 2- 18 inch rods put in to correct. Am recovering from the complications of surgery and getting my walk and strength back. Through a loving wife and many people praying I shall survive. Not much else, but am enjoying my wife and my grandchildren too the most. Finally got some girls in the family-4!!!

School Story or best memories of your time at West, who was your favorite teacher:

I have many memories from high school. From friends that I got to know in school and activities that I was involved in. I loved every minute of the high school days. Some of my friends were and still are Mike Engler, Joe Charles, Fred Weaver, Don Engler, Rob Slenske, Ron Shultz, Jon Shultz, Mike Vanta. Walt Guy, Mike Pensinger. Some good friends that have died are Don Foster, Tony Ward, Jim Foutz and Jeff Hallberg.

Some of my favorite teachers were Freshman: Mrs Bridgewater-Spanish Sophomore: Miss Wolf - Biology Junior: Mr Flipper - Geometry Senior: Mr Thorpe - Physics

I remember being a part of student goverment and a class officer. I remember planning the Junior-Senior Prom with the class and raising money for class activities and our swimming pool. I remember the assemblies we had with the whole school and the foreign exchange students. I remember the beautiful Pom and Cheer lines that we had and how nice those girls were. I remember the great spirit our Senior Class had, especially in football season when we started "Spirit Club" where we dressed in those loud stripped beach shirts and wore them to the games and stood up throughout the game yelling and screaming and having a blast. Great moments. We even made a Spirit Club float for homecoming and carried it accross Encanto Golf Course at 5 am in the morning to bring it to school.

I remember the sports programs that I participated in and had some good coaches in basketball and baseball - Fred Roach and Joe Barragon in basketball and Mr Stitt in baseball. The basketball team did real good and the baseball team went to the state tournament. I remember making the last out in the tourney with Ronnie Pierson on second base and the score 3-2 in the bottom of the 7th. If only I could of gotten a hit to bring Ronnie in.

Oh those were some wonderful years that I have told my children about and I suppose I will tell my grandchildren in a few years. Loved West Phoenix High School. Go Thunderbirds!!!

Words of wisdom

Take every day and think it as your last to enjoy it and cherrish the memories for it seems like yesterday that I was at West High being around my friends, male and female. Proverbs 3:5-6

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Alan, I have been wondering how you faired out in Foutain Hills. Don't remember when we saw each other last, but it seems like last week when you and Bill Sopjes and Jim Zito beat Rob Slenske and myself in the 8th grade 100 yard dash. I don't know about Robbie , but I think I cried when this long legged eighth grader beat us. Ha! Ha! Ha! Your awards in journalism are awesome. Now I know someone in a Hall of Fame :). Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion. Your Clarendon Commanche Friend - Gary

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