John Raymond Rector

Profile Updated: September 30, 2021
John Raymond Rector
Residing In: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Alice Burke Rector. Spouse
Children: Thomas (Tom) Ailbe Rector born 1972- Attny San Francisco CA
Matthew (Matt) John Rector born 1973 More…- Asst Sports Information Director
Purdue Univ West Lafayette IN
Occupation: Retired Hydrologist
Military Service: US Army Corp of Engineers 1968-1971  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Education after Seaholm:

BS Forest Management Michigan Technological Univ Houghton MI
MS Watershed Management (Hydrology/ Soil Physics) University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Where Have You Lived?

Rochester MI
Houghton MI
Tucson AZ
Panguitch UT
Phu bi Vietnam Nam ( if you can call it living)
Ogden UT
Tempe AZ
Price UT
San Francisco Bay Area- Walnut Creek, CA

Work History:

Hired 1967 by US Forest Service retired from US Forest Service 2001
Worked as Wildland hydrologist- water rights, watershed restoration, water quality/ yield protection. Worked in Land and Resource Management Planning, budget development and allocation. Wrote policy and developed program practices and procedures for watershed protection involving up to 20 million acres of public domain lands.
Worked in 3 Regions, on 3 National Forests, 2 Ranger Districts and 2 Regional Offices. I worked in 6 different states in the western USA.
Military-- MOS 1331 Combat Engineer. Company Commander in USA. Installation engineer assigned to 101st Airborne Firebase Evans Vietnam Nam

School Story:

I always thought it fun to try and avoid ( run around) Kermit Ambros during Cross Country practice. He never knew if we were practicing or loafing. The proof came at an actual meet.
I enjoyed Art Del Verio's (sp?) history. Being a WW II vet we really lived that 1940's segment of history with no text book needed.
I can't recall the name of the frizzy haired English teacher who spent every waking minute checking people for hall passes or shouting out the minutes until class started. How she ever found time to teach is beyond me.
Teachers I appreciated- Ms Arner, Mr Kish, MrTarrent, Mr Bagg, Mr Montel


Living the good life in Walnut Creek CA. Enjoying my grandsons, fishing, golf, wood work, welding, ceramics, yard work and hikes with my wife and yellow Lab Quinn

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Jan 25, 2024 at 7:52 AM

Happy Birthday Dink. I’m just back from celebrating my 80th in French Polynesia. Simply don’t need any more parties ?? for birthdays. Go for a spin in your yellow ‘plastic car’, there’s the celebration. What ever you do have a great day. Jack Rector

Jan 15, 2024 at 1:33 AM
Nov 27, 2023 at 4:07 PM

Dec 4 is your birthday Willie, many happy returns. Cake ?? and ice cream ?? are sure to come your way. Peace, John

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Oct 27, 2023 at 2:03 PM

Posted on: Oct 27, 2023 at 11:32 AM

Many happy returns Murray and many more. John

Oct 13, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Happy birthday early Marilyn. It is my hope you have a wonderful day!
I’m currently in Florence Italy and wanted to make sure I posted congrats before I get so wrapped up in travels that I forget. Peace, John Rector

Jan 15, 2023 at 1:33 AM
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Mar 26, 2021 at 7:54 PM

Finally have both Covid shots!! Beginning to move about some, nice to get out. Have a great day. John

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Posted on: Mar 26, 2021 at 7:42 PM

Four days and it’s your Birthday!! Many happy returns Francie. Remember, you do not have to count 2020 against your age. John Rector

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Jan 18, 2021 at 10:42 AM

Posted on: Jan 17, 2021 at 9:55 AM

Another year in the bucket! 2020 was not what I’d call a ‘prize’ year, so optimistically looking forward to 2021!!! Hope your B’Day is filled with smiles and maybe (?) a slice of cake.
John Rector

Jan 15, 2021 at 1:33 AM
Oct 25, 2020 at 7:16 PM

Murray in 2 days both you and Jack Benny will be 39 years old (in spirit anyway).
Lots of cake and laughs. Hopefully with family and friends. Happy Birthday ??????.
John Rector

Oct 20, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Many happy returns on your birthday Marilyn and many more. John Rector

May 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM

Happy Birthday Star ???????? and many more. The good Lord can make us grow older, but he can’t make us grow up. Hope you and yours are safe and healthy. John (Jack) Rector

Jan 15, 2020 at 1:35 AM
Dec 05, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Happy Birthday Bill and many more????????????.
John Rector

Oct 26, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Birthday time again Murray ??????????!!! So, a very happy birthday to you and many many more. Have a great day, celebrate like you mean it.
John Rector