South Gate High Class of 56'

Class of 54
"Recent news"

Hosted by Marlys Nelson Grodt  -

* 9/12/05  Donna (Spencer) and Harry Broyles, both Class of W'54, will be married 50 years September 17, 2005. Their four children and their families had a great party for them at the Canyon Lake Country Club Sunday, September 11, 2005, at 4:30 p.m.
* 9/12/05 Shirley (Thacker) Richter broke her wrist in three places when she fell off the step of her travel trailer while she and husband John were on an 8,000 mile US trip this summer. After returning home recently, her doctors told her she would need outpatient reconstructive surgery which will take place Wednesday, September 14. I'm sure she would appreciate get well emails at

*   Tom New.... Class of 54 passed away March 10, 2005 and his funeral will be in Brea, CA  June 24 at Memory Gardens.  Gail's email address is:    In case anyone would like to contact her now or in the future...

* Jan 15,2005..Dick & Marlys Nelson Grodt celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
 (see pix)   And a special thanks to Marlys for her help with this page.... 

*   Jerry and Diane(Allred) Winner (she co-chairs our Class of '54 reunions) will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 9, 2005.  Note ! Diane Allred passed away this last Dec 28th 05...
   11-18-08...Howdy from Arizona -  Haven't seen any recent updates to the Class of '54 page so I thought I would send along some info I'm proud of. 
Nadine and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary this past August.  We actually had several celebrations, rather than one big affair, with
friends and relatives while we were back in California for our annual "get the heck out of the Arizona heat" escape.  Shirely (Thacker) and
John Richter met us for a long breakfast gab fest in Seal Beach and John and Julie Mendell treated us to a gormet dinner at one of Long
Beach's finer establishments.  We also spent 2 days at Disneyland battling the crowds. The place has special memories for us as Nadine
worked there on opening day in 1955 as a summer job.  I would get in free to visit her several times a week as the guards at the employee
entrance knew she was my girl friend and would just wave me through.  I doubt that would work today. 

 Hope some our classmates will update us on what's going on in their
Looking forward to our 55th Reunion.

Bill Clewett

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