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•   Caroline Hummel (Muncy)  4/30
•   Jackie Pierce (Mitchell)  7/28
•   Marty Forsyth (Mattox)  6/6
•   Suzanna (Suzi) Mayfield Burns  1/4
•   Sandra James (Lumpkin)  11/28
•   Guy S. McCool  9/10
•   Dave "Nick" Nichols  8/7
•   Clyde Jeffcoat (Jeffcoat)  4/26
•   Jeffrey Berry  12/8
•   Steve Legg  8/24
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2 live in Alabama
4 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
12 live in California
2 live in Colorado
7 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Kentucky
2 live in Maryland
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
10 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
2 live in North Carolina
3 live in Oklahoma
5 live in Oregon
4 live in Tennessee
56 live in Texas
4 live in Virginia
9 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
125 location unknown


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Irvin High School
Class Of 1961

Welcome to the Irvin High Class Of 1961 website. Alumni of other Irvin Classes (as well as faculty) are more than welcome to join this site. Just simply make a request to me and your name and email address will be added which will then permit you to join. The purpose of the site is to provide Irvin Aliumni a forum to easily stay in touch with each other as well as to keep everyone informed of upcoming events such as Reunions. If there is something you would like to see added to the site, please contact me.

Bryson McCool
Site Administrator


Amazing aerial view of El Paso today.

Lost in the Fifties……. another time…… another place…… good video!

Turn up the sound.

Pam (Davis) Cotten
Class of '62

Irvin Alumni Annual Rendezvous 2017

The 2017 Irvin Alumni Rendezvous will occur 16-19 October in Ruidoso at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.  It is meant to be a gathering of Irvin classmates who have already celebrated their 50th Class Reunion and wish to continue old friendships as well as making new ones.  Irvin Alumni who have not celebrated their 50th Reunion are also invited to join us.  Below is summary of related info.  A more detailed package of information is attached.

OPPORTUNITY REMINDERS for the 2017 Irvin Alumni Annual Rendezvous:

•  The main gathering place will be at Inn of the Mountain Gods (except for a local Pickle Ball excursion, for those interested...... more info soon)

•  Any Inn of the Mountain Gods or nearby day-trips or restaurant choices will be totally at the discretion of participants & planned on their own.  

• Suggested daily meeting places within the IMG hotel & grounds:   

     √Wendell's Lounge 5:00PM -  ??pm  (starting Monday evening)

     √Daily morning buffet area or coffee specified breakfast time

•  List of other Inn of the Mountain Gods’ amenities: 

     √ GOLF package (or single game fee) 

     √ Zip-line

     √ Paddle boats

     √ Fishing

     √ Casino

     √ Hot tub & pool available to hotel guests

     √ Beautiful area for hiking or just casual nature walks

•  We recommend you email others on the contact list in advance if you want to ask them for their cell phone numbers (for use while in Ruidoso)

RESERVATION ARRANGEMENTS are made by individuals and we do NOT have a group identity at the Inn.  📣 Of course, there are multiple good lodging choices throughout Ruidoso (as well as great camping grounds). But if you choose Inn of the Mountain Gods, CALL THIS NUMBER to reserve your room: 800-545-9011

(Their website might mistakenly report "no vacancies".)  Remember, you can always cancel reservations if necessary, with a 48-hour cancellation deadline.

Please RSVP TO Bryson ( or Pam ( so we can update everyone with a list of probable attendees.  Bryson makes awesome name tags!  Knowing YOU will be there will encourage others to jump in again!   Our 2016 mini-Reunion was unforgettable, like the others!



Mary (Price) Hellberg  ('65) & Dennis Hellberg 

Meriellen Bonem ('61)  (MAYBE)

Mike ('62) & Janet Nichols

Glenn ('66) & Marge Gonzalez

Bryson ('61) & Chris (Laffler) ('65) McCool 

Marston & Pam (Davis) ('62) Cotten

Glenda (Miller) ('65) & Dan Collins

Suzie (Rogers) Kastrin  ('62)  (MAYBE)

MOST ATTENDEES LAST YEAR (Each expressed an interest during the 2016 Mini-Reunion and we need them to RSVP about their plans for this year)

Bill and Patty (Laugherty) Coberly         

Jim Dunlap ('63)

Jimmie Vaughn

Jim ('61) and Mary White  

Bob ('62) and Marilyn White          

Jackie (Pierce) ('61) Mitchell   

Ann ('62) & Larry Hamilton   

Jim ('62) & Linda ('62) Harris

Mike ('63) & Gwen Dickson        

Glenn ('66) & Marge Gonzalez

Marston (Austin H.S. '59) & Pam (Davis) ('62) Cotten

Frank James

Bryson ('61) & Chris McCool ('65)

Dave ('61) & Sandy Nichols

Linda (Campbell '62) & Dennis Ferdinand

Alvin & Monica ('62) Bruns

Mary (F) & Gary McGarr

Kathy Gammon  ('63)

Mike ('62) & Janet Nichols 

Mary (Cushing) and Mike McKenzie 

Ron ('62) & Ann Hayden

Klaus ('63) and Anita Hille

Detlev Steklis and Sylvia Gee

Milton & Karen (Williams) Godwin

Phyllis ('62) Gill  

Mary Murray Orella    ('63)

Dieter & Netzen Steklis

Vernon ('61) and Marsha Bolstad

John & Liz (Littlefield) Thornton  

Johnny Clapp  (’62) 

Marsha (O’Leary ‘67) and Joe Hendrus

Wayne (’62) & Mary Weir (’64) Gailbreath   

Doug Falzetti (’62) 

Sue and Clark ('63) Schadle  

Lynn & Jackie De Arman       


Mary (Knight) McGarr provided the article below that she came across when going through some of her old school records and thought you might be interested.