***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 during the last year 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!


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.


If you checked out this website in 2020 or so far in 2022, you know there was not much new news reported here in the last two years.  That has been due mainly to the pandemic, which has restricted life in general.  As we start to emerge from this terrible period of isolation, we would really like to start adding new and interesting content to the site.  Please let us know if you have any news to share with classmates.  Also, check out the new Classmate Profile Update page to access a profile update form that you can submit in order to bring us all up to date on what's going on with YOU!

John Reinert

makes book cover!

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

The Reunion Committee met at Elmwood's for breakfast and a planning session on January 19, 2021.  Now that concerns about gathering together are waning, the Committee hopes to plan a class dinner sometime in 2022. The date and place have yet to be determined, so stay tuned for that information.


We're Real Great!

We've DONE More!

We're the Class

of '64

SAD NEWS

RUTH TARAVELLA'S BELOVED HUSBAND JOE PASSED AWAY THE MORNING OF JAN. 2, 2021, DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID19.  WE ARE ALL HEARTBROKEN FOR RUTH, SO PLEASE KEEP HER IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

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!

You already know all these faces who met in September of 2021, but for the record...

Front row seated, left to right, are Bennie Swanson, Sharon Griffin, Joanne Cortese, Carol Cullen.  Standing behind, left to right are Ruth Taravella, Bill Genovese, Sal Peritore, Kay Peritore, and John Reinert.  Sheryl Hutchings was unable to attend the meeting.

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!

Life in the Fast Lane...



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

Our 55th Year Reunion Was A Huge Success!!!

Reunion Committee

Gears Up

for Future Festivities

57 years and counting

 Plans have begun for our 60th Reunion! 

August or September of 2024 is the projected time frame at the River's Edge in Pueblo if that venue is available.  Detailed planning will begin in the Spring of 2023.  If you have suggestions to help make our 60th a great reunion, please contact any committee member.