COVID put a stop to class birthday celebrations for awhile, but not forever!  The committee will be planning a class dinner for some time in April of 2023, so stay tuned for more news on that!


Also in the works is a possible trip to Branson, Missouri to celebrate together our 77 years on planet Earth!  New committee member John Sandoval is looking into possibilities for that.  John has attended Marine Corps reunions in Branson and says it is a great place to reunite and have fun.

CLASS DINNER AND 77TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION IN THE WORKS!

       At a breakfast meeting at the Do Drop on Santa Fe in Pueblo on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, formal planning of our 60th Reunion officially began and some preliminary decisions were made.  The tentative datesset for a three-day reunion are Friday, September 20, 2024, Saturday, September 21, 2024, and Sunday, September 22, 2024.  

     An informal mixer followed by a casual dinner at the same location is the plan for that Friday.  Hopefully, we can arrange for a casino bus to transport the gamblers in our class who would like to travel to Cripple Creek and have some fun on Saturday.  And, on Sunday, golfing together will be on tap for those who choose to participate.  

     Committee member Sharon Stepich Griffn will be contacting local Pueblo venues like the River's Edge to check availability for the Friday mixer and informal dinner.  Sheryl Hutchings will be nailing down arrangements for a casino bus, and Jim Beal will handle the organization of the golf outing.  

     For specific, detailed, and updated information about reunion plans as the planning continues, click on the "Age Is Just A Number" 60 Year Reunion page link in the menu at the top of this website.

     The next planning meeting will take place at Jim Beal's home in Pueblo West at 11 p.m. on March 30, 2023.  If you would like to attend, contact Jim for his address and directions.

     The committee would love to hear your suggestions any time and/or know that you want to help later on in the planning of this event, so please let us know. You can use the electronic form below to submit ideas or suggestions.  Just type in your name, your email address, enter "Reunion Plans" as the subject, and then enter the ideas or suggestions you would like to contribute.  Click submit when you are finished please.  If you would prefer to contact any member of the committee to share your ideas, all committee members' contact information is listed on the Contact Us page of this website.

Life in the Fast Lane...


Our 55th Year Reunion

Was A Huge Success!!!


CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE 2017 SOUTH HIGH COLTS FOOTBALL TEAM WHO CLAIMED A FIRST EVER COLORADO CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!  

​OUR CLASS HAS DONATED $500 TO OUR ALMA MATER TO PURCHASE A GIANT FRAMED TEAM PICTURE OF THE NEW STATE CHAMPS! 


TO VIEW A STUDENT PRODUCED VIDEO

OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,

CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.

Click on the 55 Year Reunion link in the menu bar at the top of the page to see pictures. 

TENTATIVE PLANS TAKE SHAPE FOR 60 YEAR REUNION!

Those of us who were willing and able gathered at Senor Manuel's in Colorado Springs on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 5 p.m. to celebrate another year of birthdays at this time of life when every year is a gift.  

We're Real Great!

We've DONE More!

We're the Class

of '64

SAD NEWS FROM 2021

RUTH TARAVELLA'S BELOVED HUSBAND JOE PASSED AWAY THE MORNING OF JAN. 2, 2021, DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID19.  

We are still

doing things!

To stay informed, check out the various pages of our website.  Just click on a link in the menu bar above to visit a page and find out what's going on in the future, what's happening with fellow classmates, or just to re-live a memory!

For more details about how classmate John Reinert, an avid cyclist, came to be featured on the cover of a new book by his trainer Chris Hendren, visit the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page. John has found one of the secrets to a long healthy life in a form of exercise he truly enjoys. 

We reunited as Colts on August 23 and 24, 2019, in Pueblo, dining together at the historic Union Depot on Friday night and enjoying dinner together again on Saturday evening at Brues Alehouse at Pueblo's Riverwalk Park.  Some of us golfed together at Desert Hawk Golf Course on Saturday morning, and some of us took the Riverwalk Boat Ride on Saturday evening before diving into the Taco Bar at Brues.  Some of us attended all events, some of us attend just one, but ALL of us had a great time all the time! 

On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, classmates Bennie Swanson, Sharon Griffin, and Bill Genovese, along with his wife Billie Jean, visited Ruth at her home to deliver a remembrance gift of a bracelet and a framed photo of committee members.  The gift was our way of letting Ruth know she will always have our support and love.  Bill had been very ill with Covid in late 2020 while he was in the hospital for another medical issue, and we almost lost him to the virus as well.  We are all so relieved that he pulled through and is looking great in this photo!

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEWS FROM CLASSMATES PAGE FOR EXCITING NEWS ABOUT YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES!

​Classmates Dined Out  

in Colorado Springs in 2022

58 years and counting

***Classmate Claude "Butch" Chavez was inducted into the South High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in a ceremony at Pueblo Community College.  Butch, a Vietnam War vet himself, has worked tirelessly to promote the causes of our generation's war veterans.  To see pictures taken at the ceremony as well as at the South High School assembly on October 25, 2019, visit the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.


Early in the summer of 2019, Butchannounced that the Pueblo POW/MIA Memorial was to be recognized August 16 to 18, 2019, at a HUGE salute to American Veterans rally in Cripple Creek.  Go to the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page for links to information about that event. 


Butch's veterans' organization has a website entitled "The Pueblo Seven."  A link to it is also included on NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.


***Two original paintings by Sheryl Hutchings were accepted into the Fine Arts Exhibit at the 2019 Colorado State Fair.  See them and access a link to her body of work as a budding artist by going to the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page!

 

***Ruth Power Taravella was inducted into the South High School Hall of Fame on November 3, 2018.  See the whole story on the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page. 


***And, Ruth, Bennie Swanson, and Jim Beal were featured in the Pueblo Chieftain as part of its GENERATIONS series of feature articles!  See pictures and get linked to the stories themselves by visiting the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page!