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06/28/20 04:02 PM #1954    


Larry Wyatt

The obituary for Coach Bill Gentry was posted in the Albuquerque Journal today.

I was proud to be a member of the '63 State Championship team and Coach was also my P.E. teacher at Zia in the mid '50's.

So Long Coach

06/30/20 02:46 PM #1955    

Gloria Ruiz (Santana)

Thanks to all of you that sent birthday wishes, I appreciate you. Can't believe how the years go by, stage safe and healthy. Hopefully someday we will be able to start,our lunches again 

07/01/20 10:58 AM #1956    

Tina Russell (Lapides)

Happy late Birthday, Gloria! I still see your shining smile in my mind! I hope to see you in person eventually at a reunion! Warmest wishes, Tina Russell Lapides 


07/14/20 08:31 AM #1957    


Steve Komadina

Shocked at the death of Jack Freedman.  He was always so healthy and physically fit.  I hope he did not suffer and quietly passed fromhis heart attack.  Once again we are reminded of how fragile life is and need to live each day to It's fullest.  I hope all are doing well today.  

07/14/20 01:54 PM #1958    


Merl Schafer

Sometimes (like now) it's a little hard to live life to its fullest. Just saying.

07/18/20 08:25 AM #1959    


Steve Komadina

Another shock at the death of Nancy Bridges. Wonderful obituary of what sounded like a wonderful life. We had great times working in Thespians and on school plays. She and Sharon has be asked to leave the the old Catholic girls school on Lomas down town and the brought a new rebellious spirit to the class. Nancy was fearless. So many fun memories. Taos will not be the same without her energy it sound like. Rest In Peace my friend!

07/18/20 03:07 PM #1960    


Neal Kloepfer

I didn't know Nancy very well but I sure wish I would have. What amazes me is that she lived in the Taos area since 1970 and so few had any contact with her.

May She Rest in Peace,

heart heart

07/31/20 04:15 PM #1961    


Neal Kloepfer

Found this link on Facebook today. for asll of us who have lost someone is heartwarming.


08/01/20 04:23 PM #1962    

Mary Ann Simanek (Villarreal)

What a beautiful Eulogy Kathy posted of the recent passing of our friend Rosie Caserta Bowers. I remember the day I introduced her to her future husband James Bowers. It was love at first sight for both. She was on her way to a long and wondrous life. We had many good times together from Junior High through High school. I moved away from Albuquerque not long after graduation and we lost touch. I missed her then and will miss her even more now.  Rest In Peace my friend. My prayers are with and for your family. 

Mary Ann Villarreal (Simanek)


08/02/20 10:02 AM #1963    


Betty Myers (Schaefer)

I agree with Mary Ann about the eulogy for Rosie that it is a very apt picture of her.  I remember her as a vivacious happy girl and that is how I will keep her in my thoughts.  Rest in peace, Rosie, 

08/13/20 05:17 PM #1964    


Karen White

Thank you, Kathy for an excellent eulogy for Rosie.  I remember Rosie well from Bandelier and Wilson Jr. High.  She was a class favorite in Mr. Allen's sixth grade--a fun and delightful person.  May her family find comfort knowing that others care.

08/14/20 07:03 PM #1965    

Kathi Paton (Murray)


Thank you for the kind words about the Euology to Rosie. She was such a great friend for so many years, and I miss her so much.

Would you be able to share the photos of Rosie?  If you are willing to give them up, perhaps you could send them to me, or her husband Jim.  I would give them to Jim and their son David.

Thanks again, Kathi Paton Murray

08/14/20 09:48 PM #1966    


Karen White

Hi Kathi, Rosie was in my 5th grade and 6th grade classes.  I emailed Neal a copy of our 5th grade class picture taken by Leslie Bell's father.  Lots of HHS folks in it.  I posted a few old time photos from Wilson Jr High in my profile but I will check my photo album for more.  

08/15/20 10:48 AM #1967    

Martha Glantz (Farmer)

Kathi, from reading your fond tribute to Rosie, I wish I had known her.  My appreciation for that time of our lives continues to grow.  I hope your memories bring a smile to replace her absence in your life.

08/18/20 08:58 AM #1968    

Kathi Paton (Murray)


Thank you for messaging me about my tribute to Rosie.  As you can tell she was a dear friend.  I will also let her husband and son know you wrote.  It means a lot to them when someone is moved by the obituary.

Kathi Paton Murray

08/19/20 01:25 PM #1969    

Mary Moldenauer (Mortimer)

I just wanted to say that you did a wonderful job Kathi when you shared with all of us who Rosie is. I cannot use the past tense just yet because it is to hard to fathom. I pray that the family has peace and support from those around them and I know that it includes you. I grieve your loss of a very dear friend.

Mary (Moldenauer) Mortimer

08/19/20 01:28 PM #1970    

Mary Moldenauer (Mortimer)

I didn't know Nancy Bridges when she was at Highland but we both moved to Taos at just about the same time. We sang together in the Taos Chorus and had many conversations at Phoenix Mechanical and it did not include my plumbing or hers :-) She was an angel.

Mary (Moldenauer) Mortimer

08/21/20 10:11 AM #1971    

Kathi Paton (Murray)


Thank you for posting a message about Rosie.  She was indeed special, and I think about her every day.

Kathi Paton Murray

08/24/20 09:27 AM #1972    

George Boyden

Please add me to the list if we end up zooming or whatever , thank you.

Keep our fingers crossed and every other method possible to eliminate the ongoing health risks, including not only the current virus, but smoking, obesity, murders.......   After all, we are in the high risk category !

‘Keep On  “ Truckin” just like ‘ 63           George





09/10/20 05:46 PM #1973    

Martha Glantz (Farmer)

Dear fellow classmates,

We have prolonged making a decision about our scheduled 75th birthday party, hoping as you have, that state health restrictions would be removed.  But, it doesn't look promising.  So, with great reluctance, we are cancelling the upcoming birthday reunion at the Albuquerque Country Club on Sept. 26.  We are NOT, however, cancelling our hope for a date in the future.  Let's stay connected until that time.  We would love to hear from those of you who will set that as a goal.  Until then, live this 75th year fully so we can share life stories when we reconvene! ~Neal, Helen, Betty, Marty, Jack 


09/11/20 02:54 PM #1974    

Susan Thompson

I'm so sorry we have to cancel our Birthday Party. Hope we can reschedule soon. Also miss our lunch get togethers. Hope you are all well. Stay safe. 

09/20/20 07:28 AM #1975    

Rhonda Beauchamp (Blech)

Business teacher Bill Manire has died. He was a colleague of my father-in-law Arnie Blech but lived 45 years longer than Arnie though they were of a similar age.
I look forward to a time when we can resume in person lunches. In the meantime, stay well.

09/21/20 04:38 PM #1976    

Sandra Stewart (Smallwood)

So sorry to hear about Mr. Manire.  He was one of my favorite teachers.  I had him for both Shorthand I & II and would often run into him as he was coming into the Winrock Shopping Mall.

09/26/20 12:31 PM #1977    


Merl Schafer

Sooooo sorry! We missed our HHS 75th birthday party tonight. It was something I was really looking forward to. But have you heard? 76 is the new 75. Can we do it next year? I hope so, gives us something to look forward to.

Merl & Kati

09/26/20 02:28 PM #1978    


Betty Myers (Schaefer)

Missed you also, Merl and Kati and I agree about looking forward to it next year sometime instead.  This won't last forever just seems like it.  I am ready for our monthly lunches too but in the meantime, I would like to participate in a class Zoom meeting again.  Everyone stay safe and healthy,  


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