McClintock High School Class of 1970 - Latest News
10-16-2019 - Beloved Math Teacher - Dean Todd - passed away October 14, 2019
On Thursday, October 17, family and friends will gather for a 10:30 service celebrating Dean's life at the Tempe Church of Christ, 2424 S. Mill Ave.
Born on a cotton farm in Alicia, Arkansas to Clyde and Daisy Todd on August 20, 1935, Dean was the first in his family to graduate from college, putting himself through school by working in the college cafeteria.
Red-headed and crossed-eyed, most considered it amazing that Dean, a first-year teacher, caught the eye of the pretty, new student teacher Anita Louise Sloan across the lunch room table in Hoxie, Arkansas. When Anita heard him lead a prayer in church, she knew he was the one for her. They married in December 1957, and enjoyed almost 62 years together.
Dean and Anita, and their baby girl Sherri, moved to Picacho, AZ in 1959 to teach. Three years later, and blessed with a second daughter, Lisa, the Todds moved to Tempe, their home for the remainder of his life. Son Jeff and third daughter Amy Suzanne later completed the family and added to the fun.
A beloved high school teacher, Dean was a member of the first class of teachers at Tempe's new high school, McClintock. He taught math, chaired the department, ran the clock at countless football and basketball games, sponsored dozens of clubs, and eventually served as Assistant Principal. In his career, he also taught at Tempe High, Marcos de Niza, Corona, and Dobson high schools. He earned his Master's Degree from ASU.
For many years, Dean served as a deacon and an elder at the Broadway, now Tempe Church of Christ. He was also tapped to serve on the Tempe Board of Adjustments during the city's explosive growth. Todd Drive was named in honor of his service. In retirement, Dean led the Phoenix Open volunteers.
His sense of humor and amazing memory made Dean both a friend for life and a disarming rummy player. His "Papa's Cookies" are legendary, especially with his grandchildren.
Dean is survived by his wife Anita; their children and spouses Sherri and Chuck Statler, Lisa and Jay Cole, Jeff Todd, and Amy and Dave Stults; grandchildren Austin and Chandler Todd, Caroline Statler, Ruby, Molly and Noah Stults; brother HC. Todd and his children; and others who he loved like family including Emily, Hunter, Lauren, Stephen, and Yun Yan (Jan) Tao.
In lieu of flowers, Dean asked that any gifts be made in his memory to Christian Homes & Family Services, P.O. Box 270, Abilene, Texas 79602.
Please post your comments to the family in the Guest Book at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?n=c-dean-todd&pid=194169558
08-25-2015 - Passing of Teacher and Coach Robert Yniguez
Yniguez, Robert L age 66, died unexpectedly on August 18, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. Robert was a great family man and a loving father. He is survived by his high school sweetheart/wife of 45 years, Mary Frances; son, Robert (Nikki); daughter, Larissa; brother, Henry (Rosanne); sister Veronica (Alex Apodaca); grandchildren, JJ & Victor Mariscal, Diego and Niko Yniguez; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Epifanio & Celedonia; and his sister Kelly. Robert was born on May 3, 1949 in Sonora, AZ. He grew up the eldest of four and attended Superior High School. Robert attended and played basketball at Mesa Community College. He furthered his education at Arizona State University and received a Bachelors of Arts in Social Studies in 1971 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling in 1973. He started his career at Tolleson High School in 1971. He then worked for the Tempe High School District, teaching and coaching at both Marcos de Niza and McClintock for more than 40 years. Robert was a social, active man, a great mentor who was deeply involved in education and coaching for the majority of his life. He was a member of the Arizona Coaches Association for over 25 years, serving on the Board of Directors, as well as VP. He has received numerous coaching accolades, including Arizona Republic Coach of the Year in 1980, when his team won the State Championship. He was inducted into the Arizona Coaches Association High School Coach Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Arizona Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. He enjoyed watching sports, especially ASU football, music, dancing, cleaning, traveling, hunting, camping and spending time with family. His family and friends will always remember him as a proud Hispanic man that was generous, loyal, loving and larger than life. Robert was everyone's rock; his broad shoulders provided support for family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Services are scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2015, at St. Andrew the Apostle 3450 W. Ray Rd Chandler, AZ 85226. Rosary at 9:30am and funeral services at 10:00am, with a Celebration of Life to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Robert's life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Phoenix Children's Hospital (www.phoenixchildrensfoundation.org) or Barrow Neurological Institute (www.supportbarrow.org) - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?n=robert-l-yniguez&pid=175559893&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.dyqwFrEl.dpuf
12-05-2014 - Chuey Felix passes away, Memorial 12/5/14 5-7pm
Hello Fellow Classmates,
It is with a heavy heart that I relay the news of the passing of Chuey Felix. He was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer in Aug 2014 and passed away on Nov. 23, 2014. There will be a Memorial Service / Celebration of Life at Affordable Cremation and Burial, 1130 S. Horne, Mesa, AZ 85204 on Friday Dec. 5th from 5-7pm. I am sure that Chuey's wife and children would love to see all that knew him to share their stories.
Take Care, Tom Parent