Southwest High School
Class Of 1969
Welcome to the Southwest High School of Kansas City, Missouri Class Of 1969 web site!
Renee Handy Gepford's brother, Russell (Rusty) Handy, passed away on January 29, 2015 from complications of cancer. He would have graduated in the Class of '67. Don Price's brother, David William Price, passed away at the age of 55 in Crystal Lake, IL on January 24, 2015. We join Renee and Don in grieving the loss of their brothers.
Dave Garrison's sister Valerie Garrison (Note: mistake, originally posted as Robin!) passed away recently; a service will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Country Club Chistian Church Chapel at 3:00. Please send Dave a note, if you feel so inclined.
Our 45th Reunion was another great event!
Thanks to everyone who attended, all 180 of you!!! Excellent turnout, and we were happy to have some of our very best friends and Classmates show up at the door as well as guests from other classes!
If anyone has pictures to submit for our galleries, especially if they are those fantastic ones from the photo booth, please send them in. Taking a chance here, but send them to Pete Klammer (email@example.com) as he has been the Master Photo Organizer and Slide Show Producer (wasn't it wonderful???). He can get them loaded onto the website for us.
There are so many people to thank for making our 45th a spectacular weekend full of renewals of friendships: Molly Magilow who chaired the Reunion; Steve Kanaga and Mike Ward who organized the Border Star events, Margo Aldridge who was the champion for the Bingham events, Mike Ward for taking responsibility for the Golf Tournament in honor of Rick Bowen, Chris Mahley who planned the Family Picnic in Loose Park, everyone on the Reunion Committee, our 40 generous donors, and Paul Hulsey who donated his and his band's time. Platinum Express rocked the house and a rollicking good time was had by all!!!
Get set for our Diamond Jubilee in 2019...only five short years until we reconvene. EVERYONE from near AND far should plan to attend!!!!! That includes YOU, Wiley Mitchell, Chris Cooper, Carl Noback and other assorted Classmates who are sorely missed!
To recreate the mood for our September reunion, play "See you in September"...by The Happenings, 1965.
Have fun with this performance of the iconic song by the Beatles in 1964: "Kansas City!!!" And be sure to come on back to Kansas City for our next reunion!
Please continue to submit “happenings” and “updates” through the link provided on the homepage of the website.
Our 40th Reunion was held in August, 2009.
It was a huge success! More than 250 people gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the day we graduated from SWHS! Old friends reconnected and a lot of new friends were made.
If you want to expand your connections to other SWHS grads, try these links:
a group of female grads who get together periodically to network and schmooze!
|Slide Album: Previous Reunion|
Watch our fabulously entertaining video from 2009 one more time just for fun! It's priceless!
A million thanks to Molly Magilow Proffer and her team at Proffer Productions for producing this awesome video!
Music: Take a time travel trip backwards by viewing our collection of youtube video clips of favorites from the 60's. Go to 60's Music: Soul or 60's Music: Pop/Rock for your viewing pleasure. As far as music while you surf the site, time for something new (or old, as the case may be...): Classical.
If you want to hear the music as you surf the site, click "pop-out player" and it will continue. If you want to turn it off so you can watch the video, click on the "ll" button just above "Title."
• Laurence Oliver 2/3
• Janette Lucas (Coil) 2/4
• Jack Genova 2/5
• Carlene Harre (Todd) 2/5
• Chuck Wallace 2/6
• Bill Rainen 2/9
• Marcia Sandbrook (Rogers) 2/10
• Cheryl Burton (Waxman) 2/12
• Chuck Harmon 2/14
• Janet Peter (Seipel) 2/14
• Robyn McCaughey (Grauer) 2/15
• Bill Caughron 2/17
• Bob Waggener 2/18
• Alan Rogers 2/19
• Vicki Cofer (Muir) 2/20
• Alice Jacks (Achtenberg) 2/20
• Tom Morgan 2/21
• Val Phelps 2/21
• Debby Powell 2/21
• Grant Anthony 2/23
• Dina Giesler 2/23
• Steve Kanaga 2/24
• Skip Manbeck 2/24
THIS DAY IN HISTORY