Kathy Costa Curley


Why does writing this bio feel like an essay assignment in Miss MurtaughÕs English class? I guess I either do it or Ron and John will do one for me!  Within a week after graduating I was working.  No college, no degrees  and trust me that was a big problem for me to admit for years.  I grew up and became what I always wanted to be  a wife and a mother!  Bob (Lowell 58) and I have been married for 47 years and are the proud parents of Maggie and Matt and our easy birth kids (in-law) Steve and Amy. We live on a small farm in Sebastopol with our 13 chickens and too many zucchini plants! Bob, often referred to as Mr. Green Jeans, spends all his free time in his vegetable garden. I am most content with my flowers and my grandchildren Dylan and Bridget.


In the fifty years since graduation I have learned a myriad of jobs, everything from teletype operator to 1st grade teacherÕs aide to national sales rep to sheet metal worker. IÕm now an office manager in a large printing company (not unlike a 1st grade class...they just have longer legs!) working only three days a week. IÕve never been bored and would not change my life for anything.


Working on the reunion with Ron has been a great experience. Ron has utilized my best talent .. organized determination!  As some of you know, I donÔt give up easily.  I have really enjoyed talking to you and have been surprised to hear your same voices from 1960 on the telephone!  We really have come a very long way but we all hopefully find ourselves content and, with fingers crossed, in good health.


I'm a native San Franciscan married to a native San Franciscan. We lived in San Bruno a short time and Pacifica while Bob taught at Terra Nova HS. I was a stay at home mom while the kids were little. We moved to Sebastopol 38 years ago and will never move again!


Bob and I have been married for 47 years and I would go back and do it all over again in a heartbeat.  Bob is a regular tennis player and I am a rabid Giants fan!  We currently have 13 chickens and a resident fox family.


Favorite movies of all time include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Shindler's List, Princess Bride, Sleepless in Seattle and too many more to list.