Friday, December 8, 2017

Passing of John Edward (Eddie) Bautista

I have some sad news to pass along about one of our classmates, and a personal friend, Eddie Bautista. A celebration of his life will take place tomorrow, December 9, 2017.

Eddie was Arizona State Champion in his weight class in wrestling while at THS. He was also a member of the Gililland Junior High School State Champion Basketball Team in 1967.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tom Pian, Friend and Classmate, Passed Away October 12, 2017

We received this very sad news today from Tom's brother, Bob Pian. Tom was one of our best and brightest, the valedictorian of the Tempe High School Class of 1971, and he'll be missed by us all.

This photo of Tom was taken at our 45-year reunion on April 16, 2016.

His obituary can be found here:
https://www.skylawnmemorialpark.com/obits/thomas-tom-pian/

Friday, August 25, 2017

Proposal for 50-year Reunion Date(s)

Okay, faithful followers of this blog page: April 10, 2021 Falls on a Saturday.  Shall we build a 50-year reunion around it?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

It's Not Too Early to Think it Over!

We originally put a "placeholder"date of June 3, 2021 out there for the THS Class of 1971 50-year reunion. That would mark exactly 50 years since graduation. However, we don't think anyone really wants to hold it on that date. It will likely be a hot day. It will be a Thursday.


Okay, so we're talking about something that will happen about four years from now. That' s about the length of our high school careers! It's still way  out there on the planning horizon, but we shouldn't put off setting the actual date too much longer. Venues can get booked way in advance. Life intervenes as well. Weddings, other anniversaries, retirements, travel, and so on get planned. It seems like we should get this thing booked soon.

Please indicate your preference for the actual date(s) of our reunion. Use whatever means you want, but tell us what you'd like. Comment here if you want to.  E-mail us at ths71reunion@gmail.com. Visit us on Facebook, or join our group! Don't be shy.



Early feedback has been to avoid the summer months, and that April or October seem like good months to avoid "high season" costs. One suggestion was to try to reserve a shelter at Tempe Beach for an event, which would have a considerable lead time if it is even possible. Any of you still in Tempe with a connection?

We have contact information for over half of our classmates, and we're looking for more. We'll soon begin republishing our "List of the Missing" to try to solve more mysteries.



Planning and setting up this supergig will take some effort, and help is always appreciated. Let us know how you'd like to be involved!





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mix It Up with Some Younger Folks - REGISTRATION DEADLINE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 7! Contact Deb Renner Hull ( askdrdeb@gmail.com) for forms or information.

The Tempe High School class of 1972 will have their 45-yr reunion the weekend of April 21. Your blogmaster will attend as a spouse. Word has it that the class of 1971 is welcome at their happy hour event, and they'll have a golf tournament as well. More details will be posted here when they're available. Let's get some 71 buffs together again this spring!


Deb Renner Hull extended an invitation for the Class of 1971 to attend the social hour and/or golf tournament associated with their reunion.

REUNION REGISTRATION and GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION forms are now available!

Below is a link to the form for the 45 Year Class of 1972 "Forever Young" Reunion on April 21 + 22, 2017! If you want to attend, complete it, and mail it in.

All forms and payments are DUE by APRIL 7 due to space limitations at the resort. NO Walk-ins.

https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Reg%20form%2045yrs.pdf?token=AWwp_GcwafPgdWYB5UZmnyhu8xX8ylBaD0w3yWMsx132FyCPuvXKHJBpYkN92sbi-i7Iik3MuzpASp1OD1I1XnSHGX7mHjVLJdJJdIxqzYYd-AGtuFTODSloZNM_WgmU9v-otMeMANpt9Pfrmf73QO47

Monday, November 14, 2016

STILL LOOKING: INSTALLMENT #10 OF THE LIST OF THE MISSING

THIS IS IT! this is the last piece of the list of classmates for whom the reunion committee has no contact information. We made it through the whole list! Once again, a sincere thank you to everyone who has helped with this!


This is the last piece of the master list, working backwards through the alphabet, using 1971 surnames. The plan is to republish the list in full, which thanks to your efforts has been shortened somewhat, right here every couple of months or so. We're trying to have a better, more inclusive attendance at future reunions by reaching more classmates with infornation and providing opportunities for participation in planning.
Please post or e-mail ths71reunion@gmail.com any help you can give us!
Thanks again!
Julie Bowler
Donna Billingsley
Matt Becker
Ed Bautista
Tom Barrett
Paula Barnes
Kathleen Barker
Daniel Ball
Steve Asher
David Armenta
Henry Apfel
Helen Andon