First of all, I wanted to write "Stan Simpson, Teacher and Friend" but there is limited space for these titles. Stan was a good friend as well as a teacher to many Lancers.
Stan passed away recently after a long illness in Healdsburg, CA, in the wine county. As most of you know, Stan was the husband of our friend Julie Ritner, who taught English at Sunny Hills for so long.
Stan was a gentleman and a connoisseur of nothing less than Life itself. Julie says it's true as Stan always said, "He built our vineyard board by board", with meticulous planning, his superb craftsmanship and most of all his love.
There will be a memorial for Stan on August 5, 2007 in Orange County.