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"Mi casa essu 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: http://www.ths1960.com/.
En Español: Bienvenidos al hogar de la clase 1960 de la escuelasecundaria de Tucson del web site. Bookmark por favor estapágina o anote la dirección: http://www.ths1960.com/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 19, 2015
This is a short video from the 55th reunion - Saturday evening.
May 12, 2015
And now for something completely different. Five years ago, we had our 50th reunion. We hired a professional photographer and one of the things he produced was a video of our reunion. It includes the individual interviews that some classmates were able to record. One of our classmates purchased a copy and last week he let me borrow it. I divided the movie into 4 reels and now everybody can see it.
May 10, 2015
Portraits from the 55th reunion. Thanks to all those who took photos and sent them in so that we could make these photos. Photographers included: Caroline Edmonds, Charlotte Quihuis, Evey Fink, Gary Garrett, Gary Freeman, Gloria Guerra, Linda Navarro, Pat Minteer, Patricia Delfs, Steve and Sharon Lew, Steve Pinnell, Steve Shaner, and Paul Deutsch. Once we receive all the photos that others are sending to us we will finalize and print and mail each person their photo.
Meanwhile, you are free to download any of these photos that you might wish to have. These photos are thumbnails. If you want to see the photo in a larger size, double-click on the photo. Give it time to download the larger photo into your computer. You can then right-click on the photo and select "save as" and save the photo to your computer. When you are ready to return to this page, click on the left arrow in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Eddie Almeda (No photo could be found)
Gilbert "Hibbie" Munguia
Carol Davies Brooks and John Brooks
Reva LaVetter Manning and Neal Manning
Shannon Carr and Dixie Bryan
Bob and Jackie Gauna
Bram and Maytrelle McFee
Carl and Charlene Moore Huckaby
Flo and David Hearn
Dick and Judy Frans
Doug and Melinda Cervantes
Sherman and Evey Fink Bendalin
Mike and Evy Arm Chipman
Lynn Vance and Fred Frohlich
Christina and Gary Freeman
George Leon and Barbara Majuta
Cecilia and Gilbert Cota-Robles
Steve and Gloria Guerra Andruszkewicz
Phil and Helen Moreno Talamantes
Jack and Cathy Yovanov
Jerry and Lois Swain
Mike and Judy Childress Walsh
Benny and Linda Navarro Rincon
John and Marilyn Ash Tarrant
Tony and Norma Higuera Laguna
Dave and Onofre Norton Schnack
Ed and Pat Minteer Schaffer
Robert and Pat Moran Benton
Patricia Delfs and Paul Deutsch
Dickie and Patti Dunlap Cota-Robles
Richard and Dianne Romero
Roy and Beverly Shenfield
Stephen and Sharon Lew
Steve and Terry Pinnell
Vince and Dolly Amperano
Ken and Peggy Kemp
May 6, 2015
Our classmate Ray Atkinson has a band called Desert Knights. They are all over 70. We went to hear them perform at The Elks club. Take a look. (Ray is the drummer with the white hair).
May 3, 2015
Because our classmate Sandy Eckburg Thomas works at the San Xavier Mission, we were fortunate to be able to go up to the top of the bell tower and take pictures from up there. Very few people get that opportunity. Sandy asked the facilities manager to give us a private tour. With us that day was Hector Esquer, a local photographer and our new friend. We both got quite a few good pictures from the vantage point on the tower.
April 30, 2015
Our classmate, Steve Pinnell, was inducted tonight into the THS Sports Hall of Fame. Steve was a wrestler when he was a student and evidently a very good wrestler. Congratulations Steve!
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 Easter Sunday.
April 16, 2015
Here is a new e-mail address for Ann Steinberg Cohen.
A s we pass 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.
March 1, 2015
I received an e-mail address for Julie Fogle Larkin.
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.
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.
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.
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:
(You can watch this 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)
March 20, 2014
Kari An Salyer recently moved to Grass Valley, CA and sent us her new e-mail address: