Kathi Wagner passed away Monday night, January 28, 2013, from cancer, which she had battled for a long time. She was exactly 62 1/2 [born July 28, 1950]. Kathi was the oldest of four children in the Wagner family. Her sister, Karen Wagner, BHS ’70, still lives in Burbank. There was also their brother, John Wagner, and a younger sister, Lisa. They grew up in the 900 block of Delaware Road in Burbank. Kathi attended Emerson Elementary, John Muir, and BHS, graduating in 1968.
Kathi was very involved in school life while she was at BHS. She was a talented actress, and was the star of many of the plays during her three years in high school. She was the female lead/star in all of the productions during her senior year. She was also a dancer, and was in dance class with Mrs. Carol Gregory Le Blanc, and performed in “Dance Performance ’68”. She was voted “Most Talented” female, along with Steve Burns as “Most Talented” male, in the 1968 Ceralbus.
In our senior year, Kathi played “Lisa” in the production Ask Any Girl. Click on the photo to the left to see the entire cast list and lots of familiar names!
I found this recent photo from Karen Wagner‘s FaceBook page in which she commented, “the 918 E. Delaware Road kids all grown up.” Kathi is shown with her brother John, and sisters Karen and Lisa, and is tagged as Kate Wagner Reed Feldstein.
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