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WEB SITE UPDATE: This web site has been fully funded and will continue thru 2032. Thanks to those classmates listed that made this possible. After 2032, we will no longer ask for support. I'll get my grandkids to take over... Dan

Any funds donated at this time will be used as "seed money" for the 60 year reunion.


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Janice Lingscheit (Lee)  10/15
•   Marsha Mangus (Gibson)  10/15
•   Faye Brown (Felts)  10/16
•   Lorene Hancock (Eagar)  10/19
•   Larry Gilbert  10/22
•   Nick Purcell  10/25
•   Charles Welch  10/27
•   John Ellingson  10/28
•   Jim Miller (60)  10/31
•   Randall Ramsey  11/6
•   Connie Allen (Vallone)  11/8
•   Darrel Templeton  11/10
•   Alicia Soza (Voris)  11/11
•   Nelson Ted Smith (60)  11/13
•   Sharon McGaughey (Carter)  11/14
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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Jane Lamb (Juarez)  10/9
•   Jim Heywood (Heywood)  9/27
•   Jim Goldman  9/21
•   Diana 62 Jones (Bradley)  6/21
•   John Ellingson  6/17
•   Russell Goble  6/15
•   Bob L. Hanks (60)  6/14
•   Frank Benedict (60)  6/13
•   Dick Erickson  6/12
•   Eugene Othon (60)  6/11
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Tempe High School
Class Of 1961

Welcome To The Official

Tempe Union High School Class Of 1961

Reunion and Historical Site!


 

We welcome all fellow classmates to this site. Many former classmates were only with us for a short time. All are welcome to join our group and share memories of friends, teachers and Tempe High. Our motto "Once a Buffalo, Always a Buffalo." The herd welcomes you and is eager to see you in our future reunions and get togethers.

Joining is easy, locate your name in the "Classmate Profiles," sign in, tell us about yourself, include a photo or two, and then check out the site.

 

We Got the Herd Back Together

After 50 Years!

Saturday evening, a group shot before the dinner. 

Photo by Diedre Engle

For more reunion pictures, click "50 Year Reunion Pics" on the left.

We now have the "40 Year Reunion" available too.

Special Announcements!

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

3-Class, 60 Year Reunion Attendees:
Updated 10/04/2021

Dan Clark, 61
Brenda Batchelor (Kilgard) 61’
Martha Randal (Hoopes) 61’
Pete Wood 61’
Susan Coulson (Condon) 61’
Theresa Schneider (Cowger) 60’
Darrel Templeton 61’ 
C.S. Mabee (McFadden) 61’
Larry Gilbert 61’
Charles Thompson 60/61’
John Black 61’
Elaine Beckman (Brown) 61’
Janice Lingscheit (Lee) 61’

John Pritchard 61'
Irene (Helen) Murphy (Hobbs) 61'

Bob Mitchell 61'
Jim Goldman 61'
Faye Lingscheit 62'
Dick Ericson 61'
Eldon Smith 61'
Barbara Brock (Carlson) 61'
Gary Miller 61'
Ralph Bell 61'
Tom Wing 61'

John Ellingson 61'
Tom Wing 61'
Gwen Owens 61'
Chuck Holly 61'
Larry Windes 61'
Jess Thomson 61'

Faye Brown (Felts) 61'
Bill Thomas 61'
John Hollis 61'
Jane Rosie (McLure) 61'
Herb McLure 61'
Jerry Hall 61'

Diana Jones (Bradley) 62'
Duane Strebe 61'


 




 

 

October Birthdays

 

Jim Goldman, 10/6

Janice Lingscheit Lee, 10/15

Marsha Mangus Gibson, 10/15

Faye Brown Felts, 10/16

Lorene Hancock Eagar, 10/19

Larry Gilbert, 10/22

Nick Purcell, 10/25

Charles Welch, 10/27

John Ellingson, 10/28

3-Class 60 year Reunion

 

TUHS 3-Class, 60 Year Reunion

Online Registration Only

  • Log into your tempe61.com account.
  • At the Home Page, Left Colomn, locate and press "TUHS 3-Class, 60 Year Reunion."
  • Start making your selections
  • When finished make your payment using PayPal or send your check to be received no later than October 4. 2021.
  • Make sure you have made your reservations at the Double Tree By Hilton.

If you would like a preview of the Hotel or tour locations we will visit, use this link to download and print a copy of "Reunion Activity Resources." Links are provided to all our activity locations.
Revised 09/15/2021 :/000/3/5/4/15453/userfiles/file/Reunion_Activities_Resources_-_Final.pdf

 

Update: 08/04/2021

 

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS – INDIVIDUAL CALL-IN

Reservations will be made by individuals calling the Hotel Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS (1.800.445.8667). Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, Tempe High School 3 Class Reunion 60, 61, 62, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

 

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS – ON LINE:

Simply click on the link below:

https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PHXMPDT-TH3-20211019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS:

October 7, 2021 the “Cut Off Date”, all unreserved rooms will be released for sale to the general public. Any reservation requests received after the “Cut Off Date” including modifications, name changes and additions for the group will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

 

 

A quick overview of our Reunion Schedule:

Thursday 10/21//2021

Hotel Check In, to allow the out of staters to adjust to the time zone.

No host Ice Breaker/Distribution of Reunion Materials

Friday: 10/22/2021

Breakfast/distribution of reunion materials

AM: Planned Reunion Activities

Lunch: No Host Activitiy

PM: Planned Reunion Activities

Dinner: No Host Activities

No Host Bar Social Activities

Saturday: 10/23/2021

Breakfast: Social activities

AM Planned Reunion Activities

Lunch: No Host Social Activities

PM  Tour of Tempe High School Host Jess Thomson, Eldon Smith

         Other Planned Reunion Activities

PM:   Planned Reunion Activities

Dinner:       Planned Group Buffett ($$) modest cost, No Host Bar

Sunday:     10/24/2021

Breakfast/Social activities.

AM Post Reunion Activity; A visit to Desert Botanical Garden

 

I would like to encourage everyone to take advantage of checking into the hotel for our reunion. Usually, from October 1st into late April is considered High Season which means rates and availability are at premium prices. When you make your reservations using our special link, you get the group rates and will not be charged until you check in. You will not be charged if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled check-in date.

Staying at the Hotel for the reunion will be like taking a cruise, you can have a great time while enjoying the services of a helpful staff, and great times renewing longtime Tempe High friendships. Best of all, you won’t need to take Dramamine or wear a patch behind your ear to ward off sea sickness.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS – INDIVIDUAL CALL-IN

Reservations will be made by individuals calling the Hotel Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS (1.800.445.8667). Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, Tempe High School 3 Class Reunion 60, 61, 62, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

 

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS – ON LINE:

Simply click on the link below:

https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/P/PHXMPDT-TH3-20211019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS:

Monday, September 20, 2021 the Cut Off Date”, all unreserved rooms will be released for sale to the general public. Any reservation requests received after the “Cut Off Date” including modifications, name changes and additions for the group will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

More information will posted as it becomes available

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Dan Clark, de.clark43@gmail.com Cell: 714.865.6227

John Black, warjeeps44@gmail.com Cell: 480.202.2216

 

17 February 2021

Reunion Update

Greetings to all:

We are close to announcing our reunion venue for the October reunion! Special rates will include full breakfast, spacious rooms, and all the resources of the hotel. Be sure you make your reunion hotel reservations at our venue, when announced, to get special prices and features.

 

Many of us have started to receive COVID vaccinations to combat the possibility of infection. There are signs too, that the number of new cases is declining as fewer are being reported. Now, if the vaccine supplies continue, we may see some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Additionally, since our age group is among those now receiving the vaccine, we should all have the opportunity (if we elect to receive) to complete the course of vaccine.

 

We continue looking for members of the class of 1960 and 1962. A roster of class members (60’ & 62’) have been added to the Guest Member area to provide easier registration. By registering, future reunion information will be sent directly and allow member to member communication. It is now easier to register,

October 22nd and 23rd, 2021

Members of Tempe High Schools Class of 1961 got together in late October to put in motion plans for 60 year class reunion. A recent survey of classmates was reviewed. The survey supported the groups decision to go forward to plan a reunion now scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd, 2021. Here are some of the Goal/Objectives the group are already working on.

  • Establish a date to hold the reunion.
  • Select a venue to host the reunion.
  • Extend an open invitation to the Class of 1960 and 1962  to join us in a 60 year reunion celebration.
  • Use the Class of 1961 web site, www.tempe61.com, as a portal to coordinate participation activities, register Guest Members and distribute and other information regarding the reunion.
  • Seek assistance from classmates to have a great 60 year celebration.

The Reunion Committee of this 3-class reunion will work to:

  • Provide more time and opportunities for conversations with fellow classmates from all three classes.
  • Provide additional organized activitees to attend Local Tempe Tours, Historic sites, Visits to Tovrea Castle, Tempe History Museum or other historic sites.
  • Not have a formal dinner and program.
  • Keep costs low for increased participation

Attending and accepting various organizing tasks include: Bob Burger with his younger brother John are tasked to contact members of the Class of 1962.  John Black and Bob Mitchel will be checking for appropriate venues. Eldon Smith will be checking out possible activities/tours/visits. Dan Clark will provide assistance with internet communications and venue location. Pete Decker and Sandy Miller (Class of 1960) will be contacting their classmates. C.W, Rollins, Charles Thomson, Chuck Holly and Tom Wing are also involved with coordinating the activities for the reunion.

Monthly updates will be sent to all members and Guest Members.

Mark your calenders, make your travel plans for next October and lets have a Great reunion!