***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!
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!
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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.
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.
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!
South High Class of 1964
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