Senior Class Play “Miracle Worker” Meet Up

Santa Ana High School
50th Reunion – Class of 1965
August 20-23, 2015 / Santa Ana, California

“the miracle worker”


Meet-ups are people getting together to learn something, do

something, share something . . . especially memories.


Marcia Lemon Sanserino (Sarah) and

Cathy Alleman Packard (Make-up)

Date:  Friday  August 21st

Time:  2:00- 3:00 pm  

Place:  Santa Ana High School


520 West Walnut Street

Santa Ana, CA

(student guided SAHS tour immediately after)

ALL CAST, PRODUCTION STAFF AND SUPPORT COMMITTEE        are invited to come together to catch up after all these yearsand share how working on “the miracle worker” might have influenced you in your careers, education and life.

This is your chance to Share News, Opinions and Memories with fellow Class of ’65 Thespians . . .  an opportunity to be surrounded once more by the beautifully restored SAHS Auditorium.

“Arsenic and Old Lace

cast members welcome too!

For more information:

Marcia Lemon Sanserino . . .

Cathy Alleman Packard . . .

with Ken Broussard, Bonnie Lockhart and Jane Lindley  (courtesy of Mark Angell)
with Ken Broussard, Bonnie Lockhart and Jane Lindley (courtesy of Mark Angell)
Senior play - Miracle Worker Kathy Flynn & Barbara Welty Pictured
Senior play – Miracle Worker
Kathy Flynn & Barbara Welty Pictured
Senior Play Miracle Worker
Senior Play Miracle Worker





Walden Albert Leecing
September 6, 1932 – January 26, 2010
Resident of Danville

Walden (Wally) Leecing was born in Glendale, CA.  He lived in Santa Ana through his first year at Santa Ana Community College.  He then went to Occidental College for one year and transferred to the University of Redlands, where he graduated in 1954.  It was there he met his wife, Betty.  He completed his education with a Master’s Degree from Stanford University.  Wally taught drama full time at Santa Ana High School, a school he previously attended as a student.  In 1967, he began teaching English and Interpersonal Communication at Chabot College in Hayward, CA.  He had a happy, successful career until his retirement in 1988.

Over the years, Wally received numerous awards for his acting, directing and producing stage plays and musicals.  He co-authored an English textbook, The Curious Eye, which was once criticized in the South because it contained works by Joan Baez and Eldridge Cleaver;  however, the book was widely used and quite successful.  Wally’s career included playing the organ and piano for several churches, either as the main organist, or as a substitute.  He also accompanied various choral groups.  His love of music included listening to classical music and seeing musicals on the stage.  Wally was a member of the Danville Congregational Church for 43 years.  During that time he served on numerous commissions, especially assisting in the music and worship services.  Wally is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty; sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) and Brian (Laura);  grandsons, Tyler and Matthew;  sister Anabelle (Irv); and niece and nephew, Sarah and Jason and their families.  A service of celebration for Wally’s life will be held at 2pm, February 20 at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville, CA.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, CA or to the Danville Congregational Church Music Fund or to a charity of your choice.

Published in the Contra Costa Times on February 14, 2010

3 thoughts on “Senior Class Play “Miracle Worker” Meet Up”

  1. Hi Cathy and Marcia,

    Barbara Blackwood Morgan and I will join you and others at the Senior Plays reunion on Friday. We’re sending a note to Bonnie Lockhart encouraging her attendance!

    Looking forward to seeing all!


  2. I am looking forward to being there on Friday! It will be so wonderful to see everyone! Thank you for organizing this event.


  3. Hi all,
    Huge applause to Cathy & Marcia for putting this together! Thank you! What a splendid idea. So happy to say I’ll be able to join you.
    Anyone flying into John Wayne on Friday morning/early afternoon? I’m arriving at noon and plan to take a taxi straight to this meetup. Anyone care to join me?
    Looking forward, big time,
    Bonnie Lockhart

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