Susan Cole MacFarlane

Profile Updated: August 8, 2021
Susan Cole
Susan Cole


Susan Cole


Susan Cole


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Pasadena, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Ian "Scotty" MacFarlane
Occupation retired elementary teacher
Children Meghan, born 1989
Sean, born 1993

I also have 4 adult step-kids, 7 step-grandchildren, More…and 3 step-great grandchildren!

After graduation, I went on to UCSB, along with many other PHS classmates, graduating with a BA in Sociology in 1971. I continued at UCSB another year and got my teaching credential in 1972. I moved back to my parents' home and substitute taught for a year and was finally placed in Glendale Unified SD in 1973, where I have taught ever since, grades K through 4. I retired in 2017. I met my husband while living in Glendale, and we married in 1976 and are still together. We have a home in the San Rafael hills area of Pasadena. We enjoy our children, home, gardening, our menagerie of pets, classic car shows, travel, and R & R at the family cabin in Big Bear Lake.

School Story

I have fond memories of decorating the Rose Bowl for football games, all the Pep Rallies and exhibitions of school spirit, the special days--e.g. Bermuda Day, Sadie Hawkins, Ditch Day... I always enjoyed the dances in the gym with our own local schoolmates' bands and dancing up a storm. Yes, we were a cliquish bunch, but have since broken down the barriers and learned to appreciate each other for the individuals we are. I have enjoyed getting reacquainted and resuming old friendships at mini-reunions for the more local PHS classmates in recent years and sharing the times when we grew up together.

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Aug 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Happy birthday, fellow Virgo!

Aug 28, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Happy birthday, Robin! I know it's two days past mine! Hope you have a great day!

Apr 19, 2017 at 4:19 PM

I'm retiring from teaching in June, too! I hope you'll come celebrate with us at the 50th! I sure enjoyed seeing you last summer! We'll always remember "Hello Mudda, hello Fadda!"

Apr 09, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Proof she is alive and well !

Mar 23, 2017 at 1:33 PM

I remember meeting Jim when I transferred to Webster Elementary in the 4th grade.  I was amused by his Southern drawl which reminded me of my midwest cousins.  He was always a nice boy to me and very respectful.  Rest in peace, Jim.


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Jun 08, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Sue was one of my neighborhood friends when I lived on Calaveras St. in my Burbank Elementary days.  We were both Susan Elizabeths and our mothers were both Elizabeths.  We spent many an afternoon at one another's houses! She passed way too young!


May 10, 2016 at 5:33 PM

So sorry it was a typo!  RIP Chris Maggio. I remember him as being a really fun guy.




May 09, 2016 at 5:33 PM

The website named posts an article written May 7, 2016, saying the helicopter pilot named Christopher Maggio was 59 years old.  Something doesn't add up here!


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Apr 02, 2016 at 1:33 AM

I reconnected with Mel at our 20th reunion.  He lived in Boca Raton, FLA with his wife and daughter.  We kept in touch via Christmas cards for years.  He enjoyed his family and traveling and always extended an open invitation to visit Boca Raton!  A few years ago, I got a card from his wife that he had passed. He was a sweet man.

Apr 01, 2016 at 1:33 AM

I didn't know Jerry well during high school but enjoyed the camaraderie and exchange of barbs and witty banter with him as I got to know him at our mini-reunions in recent years.  He helped to orchestrate the first few gatherings and remains the spirit behind them. 

Apr 01, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Johnny was my neighborhood friend growing up when I lived on Calaveras Street.  We reconnected as buddies at PHS when he was a cheerleader, and then again, as fellow students at UCSB.  He was always fun to be around.  He passed tragically young.

Apr 01, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Mary Jane was one of my first friends at Burbank Elementary.  I loved her beautiful, red, curly hair!  We played at each other's homes after school.  I got to know her again as adults at Pasadena Nazarene Church in Hastings Ranch.

Apr 01, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Lucinda was my best friend in sixth grade  at Webster Elementary.  We shared many interests and had some great sleepovers.  I was so proud of her when I heard her sing at PHS.

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