Gilbert Michael Farrar, born July 1, 1932 in San Diego, CA, passed away on May 6, 2013 at his home in El Cajon, CA. Mike was the son of Gilbert Francis Farrar and Frances Margaret Farrar and brother of Gail Walker (R.D.). He is survived by his wife of 48 years Judith Elaine Farrar (Wise); children Cassandra Gegax, Andy Farrar (Brenda), Stephanie McDonald (Mark), and Ryan Farrar (Elizabeth); six grand- children; sisters-in-law Arlene Wise, Dee Tucker (Ray); brother-in-law Dennis Wise; and numerous nephews and nieces. Mike was a native San Diegan who graduated from San Diego State College in 1955. He taught for many years at Grossmont High School (1961-1977) and Granite Hills High School (1977-1996). A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 13th, at 4:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon.

Fred passed away at home on April 11, 2013, after a long battle with skin cancer. He attended Brown and San Diego Military Academies, Lakeside Junior High and Grossmont HS. He graduated from SDSU with a BS in Biology and Math and Master's in Education. Fred taught at Grossmont High School for 35 years before retiring in 2004. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn, his son Fred Helm III, daughter Jennifer Grubbs, five grandkids, brother Eric Helm, sister Sara DuVal, and many other relatives and friends.

Grossmont 1964


Our wonderful aide for the English Department for 20 years. More

Taught at GHS for 10 years and then on to El Cajon HS and Monte Vista High. More

Here is the link to Vern's obituary in the San Diego Union. It appeared Sunday. His daughter Marilyn said Vern began at GHS in 1970 and retired in 1987 and was hired by Mr. Barnett, as many were!


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