Culver High Alumni Bio's

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Name-Maiden Name: Janelle Smith

Year Graduated: 1955

Occupation-Occupations: Retired/Professional Gardener

Where are you living now: Thousand Oaks, California

Marital Status: Married 34 years

Children: 5

Grandchildren: 14

Great-Grandchildren: 9

After graduation: Santa Monica City College and then to work at Hughes Aircraft Company

What were your favorite places in Culver City: Roller Rink, Memorial Park (playing tennis), 19 cent hamburgers,

Interests: Tennis, gardening, Republican Women's organization, entertaining, cooking, and enjoying grandchildren.

Additional Comments: My growing up in Culver City was a wonderful experience. Before the high school jr. high was built, myself and friends were able to play in the fields right in front of my home which was 4450 Elenda Street. We love throwing tomatoes from the fields at each other and jumping onto the top of hay stacks. One, and most important of all, was keeping many of the friendships that I had from 4th grade through high school in my life as of today. Maintaining friends of some of my teachers who I felt were the best ever and still do. Also walking to the corner store to get small items. The small store was located on the corner of Braddock and Elenda.


Phone: 805-495-9791