Loren Charlton

Profile Updated: February 13, 2021
Residing In: TUCSON, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Dianne G. Charlton
Occupation: Retired Lead Business Analyst - United Airlines
Children: Jason Andrew Charlton born 1973 and Ian James Charlton born 1989
Military Service: US Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Tell us about yourself:

Graduated Purdue University in 1968. Brief service in the Navy. Started with United in Chicago - moved to San Francisco area in 1971 and been here ever since. I have had side jobs as a Flight Instructor, English Teacher 'Latinos' and as a soccer referee. Am still an avid golfer (though not as good as I used to be).

2020 Update: I retired from United Airlines in 2016 and continued to live in California until April, 2020. We moved to Tucson AZ to continue retirement in an area "mas al gusto" and for a lot less "con que". Never been so glad to have made a move in my life. "Vida" here in AZ is much better than in CA

School Story and Memories:

I remember the DeMolays and the Rats (I was a Rat). I recall the Pattersons (Mary was a classmate) as well as: Mrs Ansaldua, Mr. Pineda, coach Overstreet and Frank Wood (Minster at the United Church). As far as classmates, I recall Bobby Ancira, Joel Turok, Helen & Elizabeth Niven, Mary Zelmer, Nancy Sorth, Noel Webb, Jenny Sutton, Russel Holden, Frank Stone, Cindy Escalante, Sally Calderon; There are others but that is enough for here. I was only at AHS from 4th thru 9th grade. While my family continued to live in the DF, I fnished my last three years of high school in Wisconsin at St. Johns Military Academy.

What interesting experiences did you have in Mexico or anywhere else? Tell us about anything of importance or lasting impression to you!

I Lived in Mexico for 13 years - prior to that I had lived in Columbia for 6 years. The US was a foreign country to me. The earthquake that toppled the 'angel' and the demonstrations after the bay of pigs were exciting times - so was meeting JFK when he was in the DF for the 4th of July in 1961. My 1st wife and I were on board Mexicana flight 801 when it crashed while landin in DF in 1969 - we were on our way to Acapulco for a honeymoon.

My folks built a house in San Miguel de Allende and I have many fond memories of times spent there.

What brought your family to Mexico (if applicable), and how long did they live in the DF? How many years did you attend the American School (or other school)?

My father was transferred from Bogota Columbia to Mexico City in 1955 - He was President and General Manager of Mobil Oil de Mexico. My Parents continued to live in Mexico until around 1968. After living some time in France and Africa, the family returned to San Miguel around 1972-73 and lived in SMA until 1991-92. I attended AHS from 4th thru 9th grade leaving in 1961 to finish HS in the US. I returned on holidays and for parts of summer vacations throughout the rest of high school and college.

Where did you live in the DF (street, Colonia, etc.)?

Lomas Barilaco and then Chapultepec Golf Club

To what clubs and teams did you belong, and in what other activities did you participate?

I played on the AHS basketball team. I also played little league and Pony League Baseball. Once we moved to the Golf Club I got the golf bug and played mostly (plus shooting) throughout my HS and college careers. I still play golf. I was a Boy Scout in Mexico and also a member of the Rats.

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Dec 19, 2020 at 12:34 PM

Left California end of April, 2020 - moved to Tucson, AZ. One of the Best Moves we ever made - so so so glad to be out of California. Enjoying AZ very much. Please contact me at "charlton3hmb@pacbell.net" if you are in (or will be in) the neighborhood and want to get together to share "unos tragos" and swap tales. Looking forward to it.

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Dec 19, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Hey Tom, Loren Charlton here. Just moved to AZ and read your profile. I recall the Monterey team and all the kids "our age" with mustaches et.al. We are in Tucson, so perhaps it would be fun to see if we can connect. My email is "charlton3hmb@pacbell.net" - drop a line si quieres conectar. Recados.

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Jul 20, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Frank: Happy B'day (again). We're now in AZ, so drop a line at: charlton3hmb@pacbell.net,

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Apr 10, 2020 at 5:26 PM

Hey Sue - remember me? As I recall we had a few dates in the DF even though i finished High school in the US. Drop me a line; here or at: charlton3hmb@pacbell.net.

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Oct 19, 2019 at 6:36 PM

Feliz cumpleanos Mary Lou.

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Aug 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Happy Birthday Cynthia que tengas muchas mas!
So where is Huixquilucan?

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Jul 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Hi "Knarf" - it's Nerol (Loren) here! Happy Birthday. How are things in Utah?

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Jun 08, 2019 at 12:49 AM

Just found out that our youngest son (Ian) proposed to his girlfriend of the past 8+ years and she said YES! No dates on the wedding yet, but it will be in Australia - probably on the Gold Coast where they have been living for the past 8 years. Mas al rato!

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Dec 09, 2018 at 1:54 AM

Status update: Retired from United Airlines in 2016; still living in Half Moon Bay CA; youngest son still living in Australia (Gold Coast); oldest son still in Baltimore - have two kids so I am now an abuelo; Brother Dean ('68) just moved from Eureka CA to Prescott AZ. Am looking for cheaper place to live, so if anyone has some suggestions I would appreciate hearing from you. Gracias y Feliz Navidad!

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Posted on: Aug 09, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Happy Birthday Cynthia - wishing you many more,
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Mar 04, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Moshe, I don't know if you remember me as we didn't hang out too much back then. I'm now living in Half Moon Bay (not too far) so if you ever plan to come over to the coast-side, give me a call and we can meet to catch up. Saludos y Feliz cumpleanos.
Loren Charlton (650) 726-4803.

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Dec 31, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Russ - not much of a "profile update". I'm in Half Moon Bay, CA - 650-726-4803. Give a call if you remember and would like to talk.
Rgds - Loren Charlton '64

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Oct 19, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Happy Birthday, Mary Lou from a long-lost classmate who just retired from United Airlines! Aver si me recuerdas?
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