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"Mi casa es su casa"

Welcome to the home of the Tucson High School Class of 1960 web site. Please bookmark this page or make a note of the address:

En Español: Bienvenidos al hogar de la clase 1960 de la escuela secundaria de Tucson del web site. Bookmark por favor esta página o anote la dirección:

There were approximately 560 of us who graduated in 1960. Scores of others were a part of the class but either graduated elsewhere, graduated later, or didn't graduate. But, once a member of this class, always a member of this class. This web site is dedicated to all of those who were a part of the class for any length of time.

We intend to keep this web site alive as a continuing tribute to our class. It will be a place where you can always find e-mail addresses, photos from the past, and information about plans for the next reunion.

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Take a look, we have more than 200 classmates listed in the e-mail directory. You may be able to contact some friends that you have lost touch with over the years.

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E-Mail Directory

If your e-mail address has changed or if you are not yet listed on the e-mail directory page, you can be added if you send me an e-mail.

Links To Other Pages:

E-Mail DirectoryArizona SitesBadger Hall Of FameBadger Health PlanCactus Chronicle

Class OfficersDo You RememberIn Memory OfOld PhotosOther Schools

ReunionsTHS HistoryYearbook

The movie "Can't Buy Me Love" was filmed in and around Tucson High School in 1987. If you have never seen the movie, now is your chance.

April 24, 2015

I received an e-mail today from Dina Diaz Almazan letting us all know that our classmate Fred Leyva passed away on Easther Sunday.

April 16, 2015

Here is a new e-mail address for Ann Steinberg Cohen.

April 13, 2015

We are able to add a new classmate to our e-mail directory. Helen Moreno Talamantes registered to attend the 55th reunion together with her husband Phil.

April 6, 2015

Did you attend the 50th class reunion in 2010? Even if you didn't, take a look at these videos. They are now remastered in stunning high definition video.


(You can watch these videos full screen by clicking on the little flower just to the left of the word Vimeo. You can return to regular size by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard)

Portraits taken by many of our classmates who brought their cameras




Thursday: Getting everything ready



Friday Evening



Saturday Evening


Sunday afternoon


March 27, 2015

I received a new e-mail to add to our directory, Carlos Carillo:

March 25, 2015

A s we approach the 55th anniversary of our high school graduation, it is appropriate to remember members of our class who have passed away over the years. This list is not complete. Of the 565 students who graduated and are listed in the back of the yearbook, we've never had any contact or information about half of them. So we just don't know if they are alive or not. They may be gone but they will not be forgotten.


March 8, 2015

John Haygood sent this photo of his 5th grade class at Robison Elementary. He is the first person in the back row on the left. He doesn't know the names of any of the others but perhaps you might be able to identify them. If you can, please let me know so I can label them below the photo.
If you would like to see what's going on at Robinson Elementary, take a look at their web site: Robison Elementary Web Site Link.

John Haygood Rich Garrett Paul Frasee Doug Cervantes Freddie Romero Paul ?   Emil Nastri   Roger Cole Ronnie Thompson    
                  Ann Edwards      
      Nelda Engelby       Pauline Brady          

March 1, 2015

I received an e-mail address for Julie Fogle Larkin.

January 14, 2015

Thanks to Sandy Padias McLaughlin with Norma Higuera Laguna's e-mail address:

January 13, 2015

We received information from Mary Sayre Barrett that our classmate Jimmy Tellez passed away.

December 5, 2014

Homer Townsend has a new e-mail address:

December 3, 2014

Martha Juarez Estrella sent us her new e-mail address:


November 8, 2014

Thanks to Tom Baron for sending in an e-mail address for Bob Gauna.

November 4, 2014

I received information today that Barbara Cody Ross had passed away about 5 years ago. No further details were available.

November 2, 2014

Linda Reed Clark sent in a new e-mail address:

August 28, 2014

Thanks to Gary Freeman for sending a new e-mail address for Malcolm Levin.

August 20, 2014

Doug Cervantes posted a link on Facebook to some old photos from The Tucson Citizen archives. The Citizen Archives Link


I took the older photos, strung them together, and posted them here for all of you to see.

July 26, 2014

Thanks to Vikie Hariton Cutchall for alerting us to this article from the newspaper a few days ago.

2014-07-23T20:00:00Z 2014-07-23T23:43:14Z Mallamo rekindled Tucson High's fortunesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Over the next 11 days, the Star will reveal our picks for Tucson’s best high school football coaches of all time. Our countdown continues today with John Mallamo, who helped return Tucson High to the top after a downfall.

No. 11: John Mallamo

School: Tucson High School

Years in coaching: 1956-1966

Local record: 79-30-4

Achievements: Tucson High was nearly bursting at the seams in 1953, ranking as one of the largest student bodies in the nation with around 6,800 enrolled. The district introduced two new schools, Catalina and Pueblo, and the effect on the Tucson football program was immediate and devastating. The Badgers stumbled to a 3-15 record over the next two years, causing the school to search for a replacement for the departing Jason “Red” Greer.

The Badgers found the one in Mallamo. The New York native had won two state titles with Buckeye High and spent time coaching at Phoenix Camelback before coming to Tucson High. He built the Badgers up through the trenches and slowly but consistently turned Tucson back into an Arizona power.

After going 16-10-3 over the first three seasons, the Badgers became a regular in the state playoffs and title picture. Aside from a 3-5-1 record in 1964 — Mallamo’s only losing season with the Badgers — Tucson won 42 of 45 games and appeared in three state championship games from 1962 to 1966. His crowning moment came with the 1965 state final, which he followed up with his best coaching performance.

The 1966 squad had to replace 10 starters, including seven All-State players, but behind a powerful line anchored by Bill Dawson and nicknamed the “fearsome fivesome,” Tucson went 11-1 with an admittedly less talented team and beat Mesa Westwood 14-7 in the championship.

Mallamo was named Arizona’s top coach and retired following back-to-back titles, becoming an assistant principal at Tucson High before leaving in 1971 to become Sabino’s first principal. He retired in 1980 and died seven years later at  67.

Memorable moment: After losing to Scottsdale Arcadia 40-7 in 1962 state championship and the state semifinals in 1959 and 1960, Mallamo told the Arizona Daily Star he felt like the Badgers were snake-bitten in the playoffs.

The Badgers finally found the antidote , steamrolling Yuma in the second half in front of a reported 18,000 at Arizona Stadium to cap of a 12-0 season with a 27-7 victory. All-American Lewis Cook scored twice in the fourth quarter and rumbled for 139 yards, and fellow back Davey Jones added 94 yards and a score . While the victory marked Tucson’s 10th title overall, the win was its first since playoffs were introduced in 1959.

From the archives: “I don’t remember seeing a better high school football team in Arizona. And I was attending Phoenix Union in the days when Union, Mesa, Yuma and Tucson High were producing some real great football teams.” — UA stadium manager Stub Ashcraft, on Mallamo’s 1965 championship squad, in the Jan. 5, 1966, Arizona Daily Star.

Big number: 404. During the Badgers’ 1965 campaign, the Tucson offense, spearheaded by Cook, racked up 404 points, the most in city and school history at that point. The record didn’t last long: Another undefeated Tucson High squad broke the mark just five years later with 475 points in the 1970 season. Still, Mallamo’s team sits second in Badgers history in total points as it averaged nearly five touchdowns (33.7 points) each game. Mallamo’s 1965 defense was talented in its own right, allowing a then-record 94 points all season.


June 19, 2014

I have discovered a great photographer in Tucson by the name of Hector Esquer. He takes photos in and around Tucson and he posted this one on Facebook recently. I asked him if I could post it here so that our classmates, wherever they live now, could see Tucson from A Mountain.

June 18, 2014


John Hoadley sent in his new e-mail address.

June 9, 2014

Dan Slagle sent his e-mail address to add to our list.

May 17, 2014

For those of you who don't live in Tucson these days, here are two short videos that I made while there last week for the reunion planning meeting.

May 12, 2014

Inside the entrance to the main building at Tucson High School there are two offices: the Principal and V-Principal. There are some beautiful mosaics next to the doors.

Our class donated the first mosaic, the one to the left of the door leading into the Principal's office. Later, other classes donated the other mosaics and they've been there standing guard since the 1960s. Recently Fran Tegarden Johnson received a plaque from the school for our class from the belated dedication ceremony (which happened 50+ years after the plaques were put on the walls).

All of these photos are thumbnails, you can double-click on them to make them bigger so you can see the detail and read the words on the plaque.

April 29, 2014

Thanks to Dennis Couse for passing on a new e-mail address for Frances Jaramillo Apland.

April 3, 2014

Sadly I must report that our classmate Bob Temple died this morning. He had been battling prostate cancer for the past year.


This obituary appeared in The Arizona Daily Star on April 13, 2014:

Dr. Robert J. Temple 3/12/1942 - 4/3/2014 Robert Temple died April 3rd after a two-year struggle with prostate cancer. He lived these past two years with courage and dignity, teaching family and friends how to love and live despite obstacles. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judith L. Temple; son, Datta Khalsa (Mari); daughters, Rebecca Kepner (Craig) and Elizabeth Dafferner (Alec); sisters, Sue Temple (Ed Deasy), Judith K. Temple (Carl Schwersinske), Irene Temple (Mike Redmond); beloved grandchildren, Sibri, Cadi, Luke and Wyatt; nephew, Seth Fischer; nieces, Rachael Reeves, Sarah Martinez and Leah Schwersinske. Also extended family members of his wife's family, the Lukmire clan, who thanked Judy for bringing Bob into their family and livening it up. Bob brought spirit and wit to any gathering. He had a deep and far ranging intelligence, and was especially knowledgeable in the fields of music, medicine and literature. Bob was a talented pianist and cellist who enjoyed entertaining family and friends with selections from Bach and Chopin to boogie woogie. He was an avid cyclist; he and Judy logged many miles on the tandem. He rode in El Tour de Tucson numerous times, and on a vacation to Europe rode some of the stages of the Tour de France. Bob was born in New York City and moved to Tucson with his family in 1944. He attended University Heights elementary school, Roskruge Junior High, and graduated from Tucson High in 1960. His undergraduate work was at the University of Arizona; he received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and also did his residence in psychiatry there. Before that point, he had interned at San Francisco General and spent two years working in a prison hospital for the Public Health Service in Dallas. In Baltimore, after his residency at Hopkins, he taught at Sheppard Pratt Hospital as an assistant professor, and also practiced psychiatry and supervised clinics there. After his time at Sheppard Pratt, he had a private practice in Columbia, Maryland for many years. Bob led a life of emotional and professional fulfillment. He and Judy enjoyed their family and friends, travel, good wine, and Judy's excellent cooking. His family and friends will miss his wisdom, his energy, and his compassion. His friend Annette aptly cited a quotation from Shakespeare in her condolences: "He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." A Memorial Service will be held in Columbia on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Donations in Bob's name may be made to prostate cancer research, or to any hospice. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

March 28, 2014

Sandy Eckburg Thomas notified us of another classmate's passing. This obituary appeared in The Arizona Daily Star on Sunday, March 23, 2014:


Carole Sue Skaggs Elias Born October 16, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN died March 16, 2014 at her home in Tucson. Survived by her loving children, Steve (Gerry) Elias, and Joanne (Harry) Kallipolitis, both of Tucson; granddaughter, Cassandra; grandson, Brandon, and great-grandson, Dylan all of Tucson. Brother, Dale (Jean) Skaggs of Paris, TX; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William C Elias, parents, Ralph and Ruby Skaggs, and brother, Paul Skaggs. Prior to retirement, Carole worked for Southwest Gas Corporation for 25 years. She was also an active member of the Daughters of the Nile, L.O.S, Chautauqua Unit and Royal Order of the Jesterettes of Sabbar Shrine Temple, Elks Lodge #2532. Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Sabbar Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sabbar Shrine Temple Transportation Fund, 450 S. Tucson Blvd., 85716. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.

March 25, 2014

If you lost your copy of the yearbook or haven't looked at your yearbook lately, take a look here:

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March 20, 2014

Kari An Salyer recently moved to Grass Valley, CA and sent us her new e-mail address:

February 20, 2014

The movies in the late 1950s. We went to drive-ins a lot. We didn't really care what was playing, did we?


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Yeah, right! But there were some very good movies made in those years. Do you remember? You do? Which movie won the academy award in 1960? Can't remember?


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The answers are on the page we call Do You Remember,  Do You Remember  (about half-way down the page).


April 29, 2013

Some of us remember a classmate by the name of Mike Early. Mike died while climbing a nearby mountain on his 16th birthday along with two other Boy Scouts. A book was published a few years ago about that tragedy and the search that followed. It was written by the sister of one of the other two scouts who died that day. The title is "Death Clouds On Mt. Baldy."

Thanks to Butch Farabee for telling us about this book and letting us borrow his copy long enough to read it and scan the cover. Butch participated in the search and is mentioned in the book.

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April 14, 2013

You might want to take a look at the Badger Foundation's web site. Click on this link to go to their web site: Tucson High School Badger Foundation Web Site.

March 31, 2013 Updated

Other THS classes' web sites you may wish to visit:












Some of the other schools in Tucson you may be interested in checking out:





Alice Vail:

Robison Elementary:

Spring: Alas, Spring is no more and there is no link to click on.

Sam Hughes Elementary School:

Miles Elementary School:

Peter Howell Elementary School:


Tucson Unified School District:

(Any others that should be listed here?)

July 13, 2012

 Here is the link to Tucson High School (now called Tucson High Magnet School)


What's Tucson High like today? Take a look.

February 29, 2012

Did you loose your THS diploma? Would you like a replacement? (I sent an e-mail to each of the officials listed on the diploma but none of them responded, so I assume it is OK to make replacements.)

If you would like one made for you, I'll be happy to do it. All you have to do is send me an e-mail with your name as you would like it printed on your diploma and your mailing address.


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