1968 Reunion Set for October 19th and 20th

Fun Fall Weekend!
Friday & Saturday, October 19th & 20th
– All gather at Scholtz’s Beer Garden about 6 pm – each person pay their own way.
Saturday – All join for Dinner & Socializing – 6pm-9pm Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 West 38th St., 78705 (26 Doors across from Seton Hospital). Tex-Mex buffet and cash bar.

Reservations are $35/person by Oct 1, 2018. $40/person at the door.
For Golfers: Saturday – Golf at Lions Golf Course, (Old Muni) @ 10 AM $60/person by October 1, 2018 Includes beverages & snacks at the end.

To minimize the time our classmates need to work the front table check-in, we encourage everyone to Pay in Advance by Oct 1, 2018. It will also help if you can arrive during the first hour to check in.
If you feel reunions are not your thing, you are not alone. We who are working on this event want to assure you that as part of our group, our class, you are most welcome.
Forward checks by Oct 1, 2018 for golf ($60/ea.) and buffet ($35/ea.)

Payable to: AHS Class of 68 Mail to: Darrold Smith, 1809 Cullen Ave, Austin, TX 78757

Name badges – if your spouse or friend will attend with you, we will need their name for their name tag. Send us their high school photo if you can provide it. We are scanning in our yearbook photos for the tags and would like theirs to look like ours! Send E-mail to Carolyn at our yahoo E-mail with attachment of photo or, where to look for it.
Please let us know any E-mail updates for yourself or other classmates. ahs.class_of_68reunion@yahoo.com
Later we will send a list of those classmates we have not been able to reach by E-mail or postcard, maybe you will be the one to help them be found!

Note that we will also post information about reunion on Austin High’s Loyal Forever website under Events. If you have not registered and updated your information with that site, they would like you to do so! Site URL: http://www.loyalforever.com
Looking Forward to Seeing Everyone!

Your Reunion Committee:
Tom Barton, Jenny Bradley, David Ford, Johnny Gaulding, Carolyn Harper Scott,
Amanda Hicks Mitchell, Tommy Holt, Dottie Ledbetter Hall, Mike Marks, Ann McIver,
Barbara Railey, Rita Ramsey Kreisle, Darrold Smith, Caroline Wardlaw O’Quinn & Louisa Williams

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What is Dedication Day?

What is Dedication Day?

Held each spring, Dedication Day is observed as an anniversary celebration of the 1976 dedication of the Lakeside Campus. We consider Dedication Day to be the “official birthday” of the school. Distinguished Alumni and Honored Faculty are inducted into the Hall of Honor , AHS alumni Veterans are honored, and select Seniors are inducted into the Maroon Society.

The purpose of Dedication Day is to “tie the new school to the old and the past to the present.” When the school was moved to its present lakeside location – in 1975 – students created a movement known as the Hall of Honor Student Steering Committee. The work of the student committee resulted in an annual observance – Dedication Day, and a reason for an annual observance – The Austin High School Hall of Honor, a roll call of distinguished and meritorious Maroons.

Dedication Day events include an archival display, an honoree induction ceremony, and the Grand Assembly. In the Grand Assembly, more than 200 former students, teachers and community guests join over 2000 students and 200 staff members for the coming together of Austin High past, present and future.

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Thank You for Your Donation

Thank you to the most recent donors to the AHS Alumni Association.  These funds are used to promote excellence at AHS and provide assistance to the Hall of Honor in their endeavor to preserve artifacts in the archives. We wish to thank our newest members for their support of the Association. Memberships are $25.00 for 1 year and $250.00 for a lifetime membership.

Corinne Johnson, Class of 1973 - Lifetime Membership

Mary Lou McDaniel Ramsey, Class of 1958 – Alumni Membership

Chris Ruud, Class of 1970 – Alumni Membership

Wilson Bauer, Class of 2010 – Lifetime Membership

Austin High Track and Field News

Austin High School, AISD, and the Austin running community have partnered to raise funds to resurface and renovate the Austin High track and field. This initiative is a public/private partnership called “Back the Track,” and we are looking for businesses, runners, parents, and other community members to contribute to this great cause. With over 15,000 in the community using the AHS track annually, it is critical to restore the track into top shape. Visit: www.backthetrack.run for information.

Donate your Class Ring

Austin High School is proud to claim that we have the 2nd largest class ring collection – 2nd only to Texas A&M University. We would love to add rings from missing years to the collection and need your help. Please consider donating your ring to the collection to complete the following years:
1917, 1929, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2005-17.

We send our thanks to Ty Wheeler for donating his 2001 class ring to the collection. This act of kindness and his generosity are greatly appreciated.

Contact Jenna McEachern with questions or suggestions.

Ronald Beauford, Sr., AHS Faculty Member

The Austin American Statesman reported the death of former AHS faculty member Ronald Beauford on February 18, 2017. Mr. Beauford was a very dedicated and beloved educator in the Austin ISD starting his career as a biology teacher and then Dean of Boys at Austin High. He went on to be Assistant Principal and then Principal at Murchison Jr. High until 1972. He was Principal of LBJ High School from 1972-1981, when he was made Principal of Anderson High School where he brought the first International Baccalaureate Program to AISD. His last two years before retirement were spent as Director of Technology for Austin ISD, bringing the school district into the computer era.

In Memoriam 2016

We mourn the passing of AHS alumni over the past year.

Thank you to Kaye LaGrone, class of 1964, who researches and provides this report

Class of 1945: Harold Denton Loftis, CW4 (Ret) died 20161230.
Class of 1947: Thomas Wesley White died 20161227.
Class of 1982: Glenn “George” Capps died 20161225.
Class of 1958: Sharon Gayle Noble Hammer died 20161217.
Class of 1948: Will David Davis, Sr. died 20161212.
Class of 1948: Octavio Tripp Garza died 20161201.

Class of 1941: Walter E. White, Jr. died 20161129.
Class of 1945: Robert B. “Bob” Blackstone, Jr. died 20161127.
Class of 1960: Terrance Joe “Terry” Lundell died 20161122.
Class of 1941: Bess Emily (Achilles) Allred died 20161121.
Class of 1948: Earl Webb Mayfield died 20161119.
Class of 1940: Hume Cofer (given name George Hume Cofer) died 20161113.
Class of 1977: Bret Banister died 20161111.
Class of 1938: Billy Howard Amstead died 20161110.
Class of 1950: Ruby Nell (Youngblood) Wright died 20161106.
Class of 1963: Randolph George “Randy” Mueller died 20161101.

Class of 1949: Dorthy Ann (Fritts) Albright died 20161028.
Class of 1947: Celesta F. (Holt) Cullen died 20161028.
Classof 1963: Barbara Ann Dublin (Alexander) 20161023.
Class of 1946: Mervyn Earl “Merv” Krause died 20161012.
Class of 1942: Lucile “Cile” (Dorsett) Chamberlain died 20161011.
Class of 1941: Zilla LaVerne (Luce) Larson-Crow died 20161007.
Class of 1989: Michael James “Mike” Coolidge died 20161024.
Class of 1938: Bettie (Quinn) Porter died 20161014.
Class of 1942: Frances LGean “Gean” Richardson died 20161007.

Class of 1948: Janelle “Jan” (Buford) Bohls died 20161006.
Class of 1947: James W. Parker died 20160924.
Class of 1959: James Lewis Cooper died 20160921.
Class of 1963: Kent M. Rider died 20160921.
Class of 1941: Jessie B. (Abney) Shelby died 20160919.
Class of 1945: Thomas Bowman Black died 20160918.
Class of 1948: Harry L. Bengtson, Jr. died 20160917.
Class of 1941: Martha Virginia (Hale) Piza died 20160915.
Class of 1953: Joe Angelo Lopez, Sr. died 20160915.
Class of 1944: RoseMarie “Rosie” (Stenson) Jones died 20160911.
Class of 1953: Carl Milton Wallace died 20160908.
Class of 1963: Joyce Ritchie Garner died 20160907.
Class of 1951: Doris (Pillans) Carlson Baker died 20160906.
Class of 1949: Joe Collis Miles, Sr. died 20160902.
Class of 1953: Lemuel “Lem” Scarbrough, Jr. died 20160901.

Class of 1944: Glen B. Quick died 20160828.
Class of 1958: Albert S. Hernandez died 20160826.
Class of 1957: Otto M. Friedrich, Jr. died 20160816.
Class of 1973: Hampden Gregory “Hampie” Han died 20160813.
Class of 1956: Joyce (Gourley) Howell died 20160809.
Class of 1948: Horace Samuel “Sonny” Wallace, Jr. died 20160806.
Class of 1947: Margaret Ann (Sanderford) Underwood died 20160730.
Class of 1977: David Eric Speer died 20160728.
Class of 1953: Robert Littlefield Buford, Jr. died 20160728.
Class of 1976: Horace Saldana, Jr. died 20160725.
Class of 1946: Jeanette (Burkhardt) Wright died 20160725.
Class of 1950: Frances Jane (Beaty) Sasser died 20160720.
Class of 1947: Noel Norman Farrer died 20160717.
Class of 1951: Jesse Liston “JL” Smith died 20160714.
Class of 1946: Frances (Bones) Batla died 20160714.
Class of 1949: William Howard “Billy” Cox died.
Class of 1954: Charlene Margaret (Anderson) Sefcik died 20160711.
Class of 1952: Estelle (Dooley) Fancher died 20160703.
Class of 1948: Jesse Thomas “Tom” Rice died 20160629.

Class of 1954: Raul Rios Mendez died 20160629.

Class of 1956: Eugenia (Mahone) Harrell died 20160626
Class of 1957: Dolores (Resendez) Carlin died 20160625.
Class of 1951: Carol (Rains) Murchison died 20160623.
Class of 1944: Bill Holland Paschall died 20160623.
Class of 1943: Lucile “Lucy”(Sutton) Baumgardner died 20160620.
Class of 1949: Ollie Mae (Sampier) Gebert died 20160609.
Class of 1965: Robert Harrell “Bobby” Seaholm died 20160604.
Class of 1960: Sutton Gibbs Page died 20160603.

Class of 1944: James Walton “J. W.” Davis, Jr. died 20160530
Class of 1940: Golda Jean (Gellman) Schmidt died 20160530.
Class of 1963: Bruce Mark Matthews died 20160528.
Class of 1946: Howard Franklin Payton died 20160524.
Class of 1957: Judith (Jones) Holden died 20160522.
Class of 1938: Bette (Schutze) McLean died 20160520

Class of 1970: Ivan Leshikar died 20160518.
Class of 1952: Nevellyn Louise (Davis) Pruitt died 20160517.
Class of 1959: Harold L. Page, Jr. died 20160511/AA-S on 0515.
Class of 1946: Gwendolyn Olive (Elwell) Westervelt died 20160510.
Class of 1949: Betty Jean (Crowder) Dodson died 20160512.
Class of 1945: Bernice “Bunce” (Symank) Kissman died 20160508.

Class of 1965: Robin Hunt died 20160428.
Class of 1974: Vivian Anne Ping died 20160420.
Class of 1956: Mary Ilene (Rees) Guthrie died 20160416.
Class of 1931: Francis (Pfaefflin) Harris died 20160404.
Class of 1948: Laura Mae (Cullen) Baker died 20160402.

Class of 1931: Janet (Wofford) Ingram died 20160329.
Class of 1947: Betty Ann (Bradfield) Cummins died 20160321.
Class of 1964: David Montgomery “Joe” Ashmore died 20160322.
Class of 1964: Doris Marie (Mims) Neal died 20160321.
Class of 1952: David Connell Parker died 20160318.
Class of 1952: Arval Wendell Bohn died 20160317.
Class of 1959: Stella (Guerrero) Rivera died 20160312.
Class of 1964: William Holland “Bill” Page died 20160309.
Class of 1943: Stanley Malcolm Berkman died 20160308.

Class of 1957: Barbara (Thompson) Evans died 20160308.
Class of 1950: Henrietta Castro Gourley died 20160308.
Class of 1956: Nicholas “Nick” Huntzis died 20160307.
Class of 1939: Helen Marjorie (Robisher) Swanson died 20160131.
Class of 1957: Jarvis Haverland died 20160125.
Class of 1950: Russell Alan Smith died 20160125.
Class of 1943: Gladys Olivia (Carlson) Hirst died 20160122.
Class of 1971: Ellen Roberta Bradley died 20160121
Class of 1943: Victor Edgar Ray died 20160117.
Class of 1943: Billie Ruth (Blackburn) Wisian died 20160117
Class of 1963: Randolph George “Randy” Mueller died 20160116.
Class of 1964: Ann Dale (Bauhof) Nachlinger died 20160113.
Class of 1940: George Ellison Morgan died 20160113.
Class of 1971: Rebecca (Clay) Bryant died 20160110.
Class of 1985: Carlos Martinez died 20160109.
Class of 1980: Kirk L. Williams died 20160104.

Ladies Fall Luncheon Date Change

Mark your calendars!!

AHS Ladies Fall Luncheon date has been Changed

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
11:30 to 1:30
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We Mourn the Passing Of Angie Reeve

Angie Reeve, AHS librarian for 19 years and archivist for the Hall of Honor died July 10, 2016.  We will miss her dedication for and love of her students as well as her embracing personality.  A memorial service in her honor will be held at Austin High School on September 17 at 2:00pm.

Angelica “Angie” Carone Reeve was born July 29, 1948, in Escalon California and celebrated her Heavenly birthday July 10, 2016. Her parents, Luigi Carone and Maddalena DeCarlo Carone were two Italian immigrants who came to California seeking a better life, her father a walnut and grape farmer and her mother an incredible cook, seamstress and homemaker. Angie learned English at the age of six and often got scolded by teachers for talking to her classmates during lessons. Once Angie learned how to communicate in English she wasn’t going to stop. Angie’s mother, who had quit school at fourth grade in order to care for her siblings, emphasized the importance of education, inspiring Angie to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

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In Memoriam List for AHS Alumni Who Passed Away

A current list of deceased Austin High School Alumni is kept up-to-date on this website by a dedicated alumni of the class of 1964, Kaye LaGrone. Kaye is an invaluable asset to her class and to all who use this site as she continues to be very involved with her classmates and other alumni. To access the page, click here or you can click on the Class Page tab at the top of the page and then the link to In Memoriam.

If you have class information you would like to share, please email the webmaster.

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