Paz's daughter Jennifer Jensen Chatfield, shared, “It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that our beloved mom, Paz Jensen, passed away after a years-long fight with congestive heart failure.  Per her wishes, she was cremated and will be flown with her family to Maui, Hawaii ,where her remains will be scattered into the Pacific Ocean after the holidays. 

            Nothing brought a smile to her face like teaching and getting to know the mathematics students during her years at Grossmont High. She remembers many of them by name and still talked about some like they were in her class just yesterday. 

            After retiring from the district, Paz would go on to write several mathematics books and was still in the midst of a teaching career at National University and mid-book writing when she passed. Mathematics was clearly a great love in her heart and was a close second to her two children and three grandchildren. She is already deeply missed.”

     Mary Jane began teaching PE at GHS in 1966 after having taught elsewhere for 7 years. During her years at GHS, she served as department chairman, retiring in 1996, having taught at Grossmont for 30 years. After her retiement, Mary Jane and her husband continued their successful Christmas tree business and later became property developers. After his death, she moved to Sun City West, Arizona.

     Steve had varied experiences in the GUHSD before becoming GHS Principal. After leaving Grossmont, he moved to Colorado where he lived until his death. He attended the 90th Anniversary Celebration along with 5 other living principals. Steve's Educational and Personal Experience: 1967 – 1975 Teacher and Team Leader, GUHSD Driver Instruction Department; 1975 – 1983 Counselor, Valhalla High School; Guidance Department Chairman; President, District Student Services Association 1983 – 1985;  Administrative Coordinator, Valhalla High School 1985 – 1988; Assistant Principal, Granite Hills High School 1988 – 1990; Assistant Principal, Grossmont High School 1990 – 1993; Principal, Grossmont High School 1993 – 2003; Principal, Telluride Middle-High School 2003 – 2006; President, Telluride Historical Museum 2009 – 2015; Member, Board of Education, Ridgway K-12 School District.

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