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Donald Mothershead

Donald MothersheadDonald MothersheadDonald Mothershead moved to Pacific Grove at the age of 4, when his father retired as a Major, after serving on three continents with the U.S. Army. Earl and Olga Mothershead operated the Pacific Grove Beach Stand, located at Lovers Point from 1958 – 1981 and was famous for the “best burgers on the peninsula”, were Donald grew-up with the swimming pool, glass bottom boats, and helping out at the family business.

Mothershead attended Pacific Grove Schools (grades K-12), Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), then transferred to California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, obtaining a B.S. in Physical Education in 1976, and his California Teaching Credential in 1977.

While still a student at MPC, Don met the love of his life, Rosemarie in 1972. After a long courtship, the couple married in 1976 and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this spring. They have three wonderful adult children, Heather, Crystal, and John, and three grandchildren.

After college, Donald returned home and taught for four years with the Pacific Grove School District, before accepting a job with the City of Pacific Grove in 1981. In addition to his more than three decades with the Recreation Department, Mothershead has been involved in many segments of the community where he says that he cherishes the many amazing opportunities and special community friends that he has made.


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