Cheyenne Mountain High School - Class of '62 - 55th Anniversary

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Lois Amm 1982


Lois is deceased, 03 Dec 93. Breast cancer.

Prior to her death, an earlier reunion book said:

"After leaving Cheyenne, Lois married Ron Brandt.  They had two sons, David and Michael.  David was in Germany for a year.  Ron worked as an architect.  Lois went to beauty school and worked as a cosmetologist for awhile.  Later she was involved in a catering business and enjoyed sports as her hobbies.  She said her biggest job though was raising two boys and getting them through school."

Classmates' memories.

Chuck 2011 Chuck has done commercial real estate since 1998, when he left his last “Paying” job as City Administrator for Manitou Springs! He still works in the commercial market in Manitou and had his best year in 2016, where he has lived for most of his adult life. Attending Cheyenne Mountain, he graduated from Jamaica College, Kingston, Jamaica W.I. He got a BSEE at CU Boulder and an MBA, U of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He currently lives in Manitou with his wife Helen and a cat named Herman. They have 2 grown daughters, one a social worker in New York City and the other a music teacher in Nashville. He is active in community service, and his hobbies are computers, skiing, and golf. Original Text Here
Carol Austin Gibson

Carol died 21 Feb 2020 in Castle Rock, from conditions due to a earlier accident.

She had worked 35 years as a legal secretary and paralegal, mostly at, Agee and Fann. She married James Fillmore Gibson on April 30, 1964. Owen was born on June 1, 1970, and Audrey was born on September 5, 1972. Jim became a real estate salesman and was employed by Prudential as an insurance salesman. Carol retired when she was hit by a drunk driver. She miraculously recovered from being in a coma for two months, and through therapy has recovered her skills back. Carol and Jim moved to Castle Rock 17 years ago and are avid dog enthusiasts. Audrey lives nearby and had given them two grandchildren, Sydney and Gabriel.

Classmates' memories.

Karen Bakken Predovich received her M.A, in Guidance and Counseling from Western State College in 1969 the same year that she married her beau from college. He was now in the Air Force and stationed in Puerto Rico. They were together one week and he had to go to Thailand so she returned to school to graduate. He was in the Air Force for 26 years so being separated for long periods of time was the norm. She retired after 17 years. They have explored all the exotic sights of Blue Mesa in Gunnison.She keeps busy with VFW Auxiliary, church activities, family gatherings and her teenage granddaughter.Full Submitted Text Here

We lost a class favorite in 2020:
Col. Larry Predovich

Gery Bensberg '11


Gery is deceased: 11 November 21, COVID-19

Gery reported that he was not married. He had two daughters and two grandsons. He said he was glad to live in his hometown, where he still worked at "the toy store" (Apex Sports, a motorcycle shop). Due to some tragedies in his family, including the death of one of his daughters, he was active in raising his grandchildren. One of Gery's passions was his riding, but he had to give up his rides on his motorcycle to the top of Mount Baldy (Almagre Mountain, Elev. 12,367 ft.)

The CMHS Class of '62 rises in grief to honor Gery's Brother,. Captain Robert Bensberg, U.S. Army, 1941-1969, who gave his life for his Country during his third tour in Vietnam.

Dan Bernheim 2011


Dan died in car accident in Colorado Springs on 17 Sep 21.

He earned a BS in anthropology from CSU in '68. He did a stint in the Army, including Vietnam. Dan said he "goaded a California FOX" into marrying him in '70, then went on to get an MS in archeology from the University of Nevada, Reno in '73. He worked towards a PhD in archeology at WSU until '77. he switched to an MS in computer science from the University of Idaho in '79. He moved back to Colorado Springs and ran the family printing company until 2005. Now retired, he had two daughters, both of whom were Cheyenne cheerleaders. He was happily married for 50 years. Vintage Class Pixs.

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Bill earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He then joined the Navy, seeing sea duty on aircraft carriers and retired as an LDO. He has been happily married to his wife, Trish, for 25 years. He raised two sons, Chad and Jason, and has been graced by seven grandchildren. Bill still likes to travel in the U.S. and has seen most of it. He particularly likes touring on a bicycle and completes two or three 1,000-mile trips s per year. Bill stayed in Colorado Springs when he got out of the Navy and he worked for District 11 for a decade before retiring again. His son Jason followed him into the Navy and is a SWO Commander. Full Text Here.

Doug Bond 2011


Doug is deceased; 17 Nov 2017 in MA

Doug went to Cornell University in New York after Cheyenne, graduating in Ithaca in 1967. While there, he joined the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, whose dedication to community service he continues to honor in his professional life. He has written on the “Theology of Aging” and shows compassion to those facing death. He lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he got through the big snows in the winter of 2016/7 and was an affiliate minister at the Memorial Church at Harvard University.

Sheryl Bradley - 2012 After graduating from Colorado State University, Sherry taught English in the Harrison school district for ten years. She then moved to Houston where her family lived for the next 20 years and where she was a proofreader for court reporters in the judicial system. After retirement, her husband of 51 years and she moved to Mesilla, New Mexico (close to Las Cruces). They have two sons and four grandchildren, all still in the Houston area, so they spend quite a bit of time there. Sheryl still visits Colorado Springs as she has many friends there, and her family is still involved in ranching in the area. Sheryl and her husband travel a lot and love living in the “Land of Enchantment!” 
Jackie Brknrdg

Jackie Brdg 2011


Jackie died in Utah on 20 May 2020.

Jackie was married for 55 years to Timothy D. Fehr, having two children: Tiffany and Adam. She was a President, Wildlife Protection Society, in Park City, Utah, Part Time and Volunteer: Ski Instructor for Disabled Skiers and Ski Instructor at Deer Valley; Volunteer Naturalist with Utah Parks; Assisting Instructor for Disabled Equestrian Riders; Hippo-Therapy and 6 years on Ski Patrol. She holds a Univ. of Washington MA and a Seattle Pacific College BA. Jackie taught at the Dieringer School District, Seattle, Wash. She passed away from CBD. Original Text

\Larry Breckenridge 1982


Deceased 1985; heart attack, Manitou Springs.

Prior to his death, an earlier reunion book said:

"In 1962, Larry worked as a room clerk at the Medallion Apt. Hotel.  In 1963 he attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, followed by 2 years as a designer.  Then for 4 years, Larry became a stock-broker.  He had several successful businesses including a coffee company, stationary supply, candy vending, and insurance company.  He owned the Spring Spa Corp., a hot tub rental company in Manitou Springs.  Larry married in 1965.  They had a daughter, Brook and a son, Larry.  He was divorced in 1978."

Classmates' memories.

Whereabouts Unknown Janet Brown

Warren Brown 11


After graduation from CMHS, Warren received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Wichita State University in 1967. He received his JD from Arizona State University in 1970. He served in the Army Reserve until 1976. Warren married Linda in 1965. They have three children, all living in the Phoenix area, and three grandchildren. Warren practiced law in Phoenix for forty years. He served as a part-time Superior Court judge. His “hobby job” for 25 years was as an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. They used to live in Overgaard, Arizona at Mogollon Air Park, now they're in Sun City. They have three children and three grandcildren. They are a major musical family; Linda is a professional violinist. Full submitted text here.

Chuck Burk 2011


Chuck earned an Astronautics B.S. at the USAFA in 1968, then got an Aero/Astro  M.S. at Purdue in 1969. He became an OV-10 Pilot/IP, a  Forward Air Controller in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, and Osan, Korea. Chuck went on to be an T-38 IP at Vance AFB and a T-39 Pilot at Kirtland AFB. He left active duty in 1975, then served 19 years in the USAF Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. His civilian career was at General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin and ran from 1975 to 2010, in Program and Contract Management. He is currently an independent consultant and also teaches bridge.  He and wife (Karen) reside in Arlington, Texas. He has been married to Karen for 48 years, with three sons and three grandchildren. His hobbies are bridge, golf, and woodworking.Text

Claudia earned a BA in Psych/Soc and married Howard Spear, her husband of 46 years. After his return from Viet Nam, he began a career with the Division of Wildlife. Claudia never lost her desire to become a nurse and earned a BSN. She worked in the Neonatal ICU, achieved National Certification in Infusion Therapy, and received the 2005 PVHS Magnet Award for Quality Care. The Spears are retired and love to travel. Blessed to live near their daughters, Christiane and Carrie, and son, Marcus and families, they have six sweet grandchildren. Claudia quilts and researches family genealogy. They took a wonderful Caribbean cruise with their family for their 50th anniversary. They had many pleasant days remodeling and updating a family cabin. It's near Lake George along the South Platte in Sportsmen's Paradise . Great fly fishing and scenery. So peaceful~~life is indeed good.

Carl in 2009 Carl received his BS and MS in physiology from CSU. He married Kathleen in 1965 and they have a son, Pedar. Carl received a PhD from Tulane and spent 3 years at the New Orleans VA hospital. Moving to Milwaukee, he did research and taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin. After 32 years, Carl retired, opened a golf business, sold it, then moved to Austin, TX. The best part of their lives is Henry their grandson. Carl was a professor and taught at Austin Community College for 9 years. Summers are spent at their home “Henry’s Cabin” in Pagosa Springs. Carl and kathleen retired in 2014 and then spent a year traveling through Europe, based out of Switzerland. They returned in August 2015 via the Queen Mary II and now reside back in Austin. They spend their summers and Christmas' in Pagosa Springs, CO. Life has been good! Original Text Here
Donna Collins Kampf is living in Grand Junction with her family.

A previous reunion book said:
“The years have gone by too fast, but Donna is still enjoying life. She married John right out of high school. They will be married 50 years this coming November and have seven beautiful children and eight grandchildren, of whom three are Indians, adopted from South Dakota. They are so much fun to have in the family. Five of their children live in Grand Junction. One lives in California, while the other lives in the local Rockies. Donna has stayed home to raise the children and help in the business. They are Jehovah’s Witnesses. Over the years they did a lot of fun things with their children such as going to Lake Powell to water ski. In the winter months the children would snow ski and snow board. She and her husband have had a full life and many happy memories.” Donna just lost her husband; he died early 2017

Barbara 2011

Barbara graduated from Western State College in Gunnison, CO in 1966, then lived in Crested Butte. She married her first husband, and they managed a ski shop for ten years. They divorced and she moved to Arvada and married again in 1981. Barbara worked for a manufacturer’s representative for five years and then was lucky enough to “retire.” Her life since has been full of traveling, golf, hiking, horseback riding, square dancing, line dancing, and spiritual studies. She is certified in T’i Chi Chih, active on golf club and line dance boards, and volunteered for seven years in a hospice. Her second husband died in 2002. She served as a Trustee for the John Austin Cheley Foundation, which sends underprivileged kids to camp for a month. Currently teaching line dance in her community in Arizona. In the summer she lives in Gunnison, enjoying the great outdoors and winters in Oro Valley, AZ.  

Cowie - 2011


Cowie continued golf and hockey at West Point, and dated Todd at nearby Skidmore College. Upon graduating they spent four years in Germany and Korea. Then, Jim got a Master of Fine Arts in Photography, and a Masters in Environmental Engineering. Todd earned her JD and practiced law for 15 years before taking early retirement with chronic fatigue syndrome. In 1993, their house got “mushed” by Hurricane Andrew so they returned to the mountains outside Boulder where Jim works on mining, oil and gas, and hazardous waste projects and is director of a local watershed non-profit. They have one son, Chris, a Tufts and Stanford grad, and two granddaughters: Talulah and Sailor. Submitted Text.



Dan lives in Long Beach, California, a semi-retired Research Associate Professor at Catholic Polytechnic University. He saw Vietnam duty as a USMC cryptologist and retired as a Commander, U.S.N. He earned BA and JD degrees from CU Boulder and practiced law for a decade in Colorado Springs. While at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research, he led the introduction of super-computing into DoD battlefield simulations. Other tech-development work was at JPL, U of Hawai‘i and Martin Marietta. Dan still consults at USC's Inst. for Creative Technologies, focusing on virtual humans. He chaired a coalition of super-computing centers and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He and his former wife have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Additional Text Here.

Pete Davis


After CMHS, Pete went to CU for a semester, then off to work for a couple of years, started over at CC, earning a B.A. after four years and then signed up for a tour in the Army National Guard. The corporate world lasted for Pete about six years, including a move to Kansas City. Since then he's been self-employed, dealing in collectibles. Most of his business is at trade shows throughout the U.S.A. and in Europe. His love life had a false start too, but he met Rennie in 1988 is very happy. He has a step-daughter, who is married and now has twin boys. They will call him “PopTop.” As to hobbies, Pete earned a pilot’s license and is a member of a local car club. He got to drive one of his cars around the F-1 track at Indy. He now lives near Kansas City. Full submitted text.

Sheri Davis 2012

Sheryl lived in Texas for ten years and Wisconsin for 22 years, staying married for 32 years, before divorcing. They raised two sons and two daughters. Wisconsin was great for bicycling, swimming, picnics, sledding, and skiing. Living in a small town, the kids could ride bikes until they learned to drive. Earlier, when she was 29 and had three- and five-year-old children, they lived in a Volkswagen van with their German Shepherd for a year, traveling to La Pas, Bolivia. She moved back to Colorado when her mother died in 1997. She has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sheryl's life has been full of experiences, both good and bad; she is glad to be alive and looks forward to each new day. Original Text Here

Sheryl Dotson 2022

Sherry attended Pueblo College and then earned a degree at Blair College. She married Larry V. Poulson in 1967. They have three children, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Larry is retired and does consulting. They lived in Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and now Utah. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas. Sherry served as director of the 1984 National Figure Skating Championships during an Olympic team-selection year for Sarajevo. In 1998 she created and served as the administrator of the successful Caring Connections grief program at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. She has been very active in the arts and serves on many boards. She loves to travel, read, and design baby quilts. Sherry enjoys water aerobics every day she can and she often plays bridge.  She been happily married for 55 years as 2022. Original Text

Kathy Duke 2011


Kathy left Colorado after graduation and now lives in Villa Park, California, near Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, south of LA. She did some graduate work at Chapman College and worked as both a librarian and biology teacher. She married Arnie Deutsch, and they have one son, one daughter, and five grandchildren. She is now more widely known as Katie than Kathy, and her favorite hobby is music. She also gardens, paints (with oil being her favorite medium), and writes. Her special skill is writing personalized limericks for friends. Katie is facing a tough battle with a very rare cancer and will keep the class updated on her progress. Things are very serious and the thoughts and prayers of the class should be with Katie and her family.

Cyrus Dyer 1982

Cy Dyer is deceased: December 1993.

He is buried in Colorado Springs.


Classmates memories.

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Karen Edwards 11


Karen graduated from the University of Texas as a physical therapist in 1966. She married Kuy Kuykendall in 1967, and he re-joined the Army in 1970, so Karen followed him to bases in Massachusetts, Virginia, Colorado, Belgium and Germany. They adopted a boy and a girl in Germany, then later had two sons (the family now expanded to include spouses and twelve grandchildren). They retired to Richmond, TX in 1987. Karen enjoyed working in physical therapy until retirement in 2005.   In Texas she worked with the developmentally disabled. Kuy and Karen are both retired. Last year they adopted their 13 year old grandson who keeps them busy. She keeps busy with family, church, quilting and volunteering at a genealogy library. 


"Stich" joined the Navy to see the world after high school, and he certainly has(six continents and 46 countries).  Of course that was not all in the Navy.  "Stich" had two careers before retiring in 2004, both in the travel industry.  He worked for Frontier Airlines for 18 years as a ticket agent and 15 years as a travel agent for American Express.  "Stich" married his wife, Sandi, in 1967, and they have two beautiful daughters and three grandchildren. For the past six years of retirement, the Faulstichs have spent their winters at their home in Sun City West, Arizona near their daughter Traci's family and their summers at their other home in Cortez, Colorado near their other daughter Terri's family.  They still love to travel.

Susan 2011


Susan moved to Southern California in 1967 with her first husband, Dick Titus, upon his finishing grad school at CU. They have two sons, Richard and Michael. Susan received a BA in religious studies and an MA in communications from CSUF as an adult. Today Susan is the director of the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service where she heads a staff of 14 editors. She has authored over 30 books, been an adjunct professor at 4 Christian universities, and has taught at over 150 writers' conferences across the US and in eight foreign countries. She lives with her husband, Dick Osborn, in Fullerton, California. They have been married 25 years and have a blended family of five children, twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandsons. They love to travel in their fifth-wheel trailer and on cruise ships. For more information, see her web site at

  Sue Field
JF Junior Picture \Jim Fisher 2015

Jim Fishier went into the Navy right after gradation. That was a family tradition, as his Father was a Navy Chief Petty Officer in the Pacific during World War II. Jim did tours on ships in Vietnamese waters, saw Viet Nam from afar, but never got on shore there. He is a Vietnam veteran. Continuing the Vietnam connection, his current SO is Vietnamese and they visited there in June of 2013. Jim is living in "Wine Country" north of San Francisco. He is located in Windsor California, near Santa Rosa. Jim has three daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren. He is hoping to join us for the reunion in 2017.

Mary Foshee Armstrong

Mary still lives in Colorado Springs, not far from the old High School. She is an Independent Contractor at ProPANE: Promotional Marketing Campaign Visions. Mary studied Business Management at Arapahoe Community College, earning an AAS. She is a single mother.

Whereabouts Unknown Pam Gantz

Taffy Gray 2012


Taffy has had a full life, having been married to Bruce McLaughlin for 42 years and having one son (Justin) one daughter (Morgan) and five grandchildren. Her collegiate experience has also been varied: University of Innsbruck (Austria,) Mexico City College, Western State College and University of Colorado. Taffy has had many careers: nursery school founder in Crested Butte, antique dealer & restorer, founder of wineries in Colorado (Minturn Cellars,) and in Sandy Hook Connecticut (McLaughlin Vineyards) and runs The Wines of Colorado, a tasting room & restaurant. She reports her favorite travel spots are Taos, Aspen, Paris and Greece. Taffy enjoys gardening, photography, reading and music. Taffy is most amazed at the fact that she is “still at it!”

Karen is semi-retired from her position in a CPA firm and is currently in Glendale, AZ continuing to do contract work. Karen continues to stay active playing pickleball three to four times a week. Traveling continues to be a first love and now is spent visiting Son and Daughter and their respective families in California and Tennessee. Those families include 4 grandchildren, three girls and one boy and are very exciting to watch growing and developing into great people. Spare time is spent reading, knitting and doing puzzles. After losing her partner of 18 years in 2010 Karen found a new gentleman in 2014 to enjoy her life with and is feeling very lucky with her life and the family she has.

Mike Hale 2011

Michael retired from 30+ years working for the Government of Canada—first a stint in the Canadian Air Force, then (after the sixties had their influence), in environment and, finally, in corrections. During that time he completed a Master's Degree in sociology. He ended his government career in 2002 and, looking for a more sustainable way of living, became one of the founders of the Yarrow Ecovillage ( He was an organic farmer and worked on the zoning and development of the ecovillage. He and Suzanne live there now. Their son and daughter are pursuing their careers in nearby Vancouver.

Whereabouts Unknown Mike Hayward

George in 2011


George and his wife of more than 45 years, Sue, have been living on their 45-acre cacao farm in Panama for ten years. The closest road to them is about ten miles off and shopping is a 30-minute ride by boat. They built their own "off-the-grid" house over a two-year period. Before that, they spent eight years sailing their boat through the Caribbean, visiting 26 different countries. The time before that was spent at CU, in the National Guard, as a health inspector, coroner, well-driller, ambulance attendant, pump-installer etc etc. Sue and George have two daughters and two granddaughters.  Owned the farm for 15.  They are planning on selling the farm before long! They'll probably relocate to the USA after being away for 20 years. 

Mike Herrin
Mike Herrin
Photo: Totty Krutzke © 2015

Mike was tired of school after graduation, so he went to Breckenridge and got into the construction industry, becoming a heavy equipment operator. In 1967 he was drafted and did two years in the Army, all in the Continental United States. He did not care much for Basic Training at Ft. Bliss Texas, but his last duty station was back at Fort Carson, so he was able to come home. Never married, he enjoyed playing the field. He was semi-retired and lived in Colorado Springs, working summers and traveling and fishing in the winters, but he wouldn't say where he fished. Mike passed away from inoperable cancer on 21 May 2017 in Colorado Springs.
Marti Hill Hammond

Marti attended Colorado College. She met and married a cadet, Loyd Harmon, from the Air Force Academy, Class ofd '63, who gave up flying to attend medical school. They have two adult children, Ian and Amanda. Neither child has married and both live in Manhattan, New York. Marti picked up a couple of graduate degrees, worked for the Smithsonian, taught school, and worked as a consultant archivist in Maine They now live in DC. We have been unable to contact Marti despite trying several times.

Lynda Holton 2011


After graduating, Lynda attended a year at College of Idaho, then moved to Santa Monica, CA to attend business college. She hired into Douglas Aircraft as a secretary in 1965. In 1967 she married her boss, Jerry Winchell. They will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2017. Lynda has two step-children, Lori and Dale, whom she helped raise, and four granddaughters, ages 25, 22, 8, and 7. Lynda and Jerry both retired from Boeing Aircraft (formerly DAC and McDonnell Douglas), each with nearly 44 years of service. They have lived in Villa Park in Orange County, CA for 42 years. They also love to travel and have been all over the world. Most recently, Lynda overcame a year-long bout with breast cancer. She is now cancer-free!
Whereabouts Unknown Mary Jewett

Dr, Donna Johnson 2012

Old Class Photos

Donna went to CU, majoring in psychology, then to UT Austin for a doctorate in psychology. She has been working as a, you guessed it, psychologist, back in Colorado Springs ever since. First, she was at an adolescent treatment program, then, and still, in private practice. Along the way, she taught graduate classes for DU and UCCS, helped on three Boards: the local community health center, hospice, and a small land trust that provides housing for low-income people. She works with homeless people at hospitality houses. She is part of a small community of nonviolent peace activists who live below the taxable income level and sometimes do outrageous things. She goes to work in blue jeans.

Nancy Patricia Johnson

Published in Denver Post on March 29, 2009

Nancy Patricia Johnson, 64, of Denver, passed away March 20, 2009 in Denver, CO. Funeral mass scheduled March 30, 2009 11AM, Saint James Catholic Church, 1314 Newport, Denver, CO 80220"

Unconfirmed, but Nancy had been ill and was living in Denver:

Classmates' memories.

Karen Kallman 2011


Karen lived in Littleton, Colorado for 33 years, and then she and her husband, Doug Hindman, moved to Anthem, Arizona. She is still planning on returning to Colorado in the summers to escape the desert heat. She and Doug have a blended family, and together have raised seven great kids. Karen spends as much time as possible on the golf course and also has become an oil painter. She finds that she particularly enjoys painting animals. The rest of her free time is spent reading, traveling, and enjoying friends.
Tommie E. Ketcham

As per the Social Security Death Index:

"Tommie E. Ketchum, died 2006, city, Harris, Texas" age 62

Unconfirmed, but there cannot be too many Tommie E. Ketchams who were born in the US in 1944. Does anybody know of any Texas connection for Tom Ketchum?

Classmates' memories.


Torry Krutzke

Torry 2011


Frank, better known to his friends as Torry, lives with his wife of 41 years, Carol, in Pueblo. After leaving Cheyenne in 1960, Torry graduated from the Abbey School in Canon City. Following a stint in the Air Force and college at the University of Southern Colorado and the University of Denver Law School, he went to work as plant manager and high liability examiner for Transamerica Title. After retirement, he spent 12 years as a math and science specialist for School District 60 in Pueblo. Now retired for the second time, Torry and Carol spend time riding mules, piloting planes, enjoying the great Colorado outdoors, and visiting with daughter Debbie, son Mark, Mark’s wife Bernadette, and three grandchildren. Full submitted text here.

Shirley 2011


Shirley has lived in Salida 21 years. After attending CSC in Greeley, she was a secretary at NORAD. She did modeling in Florida and was a legal secretary at a law firm in Boston. She married Bob Baker in 1970. They have two wonderful sons, Jared and Nathan, living in Colorado Springs and a granddaughter, age 12. Shirley was a home mom for ten years, but also worked on civil service, at a law firm, and for the Woodland Park Schools. She divorced in 1991. In Salida, Shirley worked at Colorado Mountain College and was a secretary at her church, where she was involved in many outreach ministries. Her current passions are researching her ancestry and spending time with her granddaughter. She recently moved back to Colorado Springs. Full Text Here

Lise Leveille -2012


Leading a very interesting life since leaving Cheyenne, Lise now lives in Calgary Alberta with her husband, Serge. They have two sons and three grandchildren. Lise attended the Université du Québec and went to nursing school. She has worked as both a community health nurse and as a psychiatric nurse. One of her more dramatic tours of duty was serving as an RN in Southern Sudan in a war zone. Always active, she enjoys walking, golf and snowshoeing. For quieter pastimes, there is reading and listening to music. She has travel in the U.S., Africa, Europe and Mexico. Presently in retirement, Lise enjoys story telling at her grandchildren's francophone school and working in the footcare program at a homeless shelter.

  Sue Lemmon Nichols
Kirk Long

Kirk passed away near Denver on 28 April 2023; no cause of death known.

Kirk earned a BS degree from Metro State College. He then went on to do graduate work with the FBI at Quantico, Virginia. He started in 1970 as a patrolman in the Boulder County Sheriff''s Office and worked there as an undersheriff from 1975 thru 1984. Kirk then taught at the Law Enforcement Academy at Arapaho Community College, where he was also a program coordinator from 1993 thru 2004. He also contracted with the Federal Investigative Service, Defense Security Service, I.C.E. and C.B.P. from 2002 thru 2008 and finally entered full retirement in 2008. Kirk now lives in Lafayette, Colorado and is married to Sandy; they have one son. His favorite pastimes are sailing, scuba diving, and firearms.

Andy Love

MGen Andy Love

Andy left us before High School, but is still part of the Class of '62. Leaving Cheyenne following the 8th grade, he spent two years at Fountain Valley before moving on to graduate from the Choate in Connecticut. He returned to graduate from Colorado College. He joined the Air Force, earning his wings in Arizona and spending the next 37 years in the USAF and the Colorado Air National Guard, retiring in as a Major General. While in the Guard, he spent a career in commercial real estate and banking. Following retirement from the USAF, he served as the Counselor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in DC. He is active in sports and riding competitions. Andy married a beautiful girl from Texas, an Aggie, and did not have children. They live in Denver. Full Submitted Text Here

Jean Love 2011

Jean married shortly after graduation and moved back East to the Philadelphia area where her husband worked for Bell Telephone. They had five children, three boys and two girls. She stayed home except for the eight years when she worked at the Christian School that her children attended. Her husband passed away seven years ago. Now she spends part of each year visiting her children and 17 grandchildren, who live in five different states. When home, she enjoys teaching an elementary Sunday School class, gardening, and trying to improve her painting skills.
Ed Mahanke  

Unconfirmed, but an Edward Mahanke, born in 1944, died near Olathe Kansas in 1998. "524" is a Colorado Springs prefix for SSNs. Lynn Wallack reports that Ed was living in Kansas several decades ago.

"EDWARD G MAHANKE SSN=524-44-8383 Born - September 24, 1944 Died -April 1, 1998 53 years Olathe Kansas. "

Classmates' memories.

Marie Majors Hummel


After graduation from CMHS, Marie earned a BA from Southern Colorado State College and then an MA from New Mexico State University. She began her career as a Head Start teacher on Guam in 1968. Her teaching career spanned Pre-K to 12 in the areas of reading, special education, and early childhood education. Marie retired in 2006 from public school education. Her second retirement was in 2011 from higher education as assistant professor of ECME. Her recent travel include Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the Big Island. Marie’s current hobbies are wide-ranging. When not traveling she reads mysteries, plans her next trip, gardens, and takes yoga classes. She enjoys any live performance, but her all time favorite is KA Cirque de Soleil. Marie married, had one son, and is now divorced. Her son, Allan, is a field electrical controls engineer living in Waterford, Michigan.

Lou Marold

Deceased, 07 Aug 2016

Lou passed away in Colorado Springs, 07 Aug 2016; Diabetes.

Lou graduated from CSU in 1968 with a degree in business and later earned a Masters from West Virginia University. He then served in the VISTA Program in Chicago from 1968-70, which was a positive experience. He provided education for students with problems. Then he worked in manufacturing firms for 30 years, the last 25 in a Colorado Springs. He worked part-time at the Broadmoor Golf Club. Lou enjoyed outdoor activities: golf, running, mountain activities, bicycling, and exercise were his main interests. He ran 17 marathons including the London, after which he golfed in Scotland. He was single, and his health was good for having type I diabetes for 56 years. In summary, he felt he was fortunate to have had such a positive life regarding health, family, friends, work, and activities.

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Jim is retired and living on three acres of mixed oak and conifer forest in the California Gold Country, 50 mi. NE of Sacramento. He is happily married and has two children, one a professional geologist and the other the engineer for a large municipal water treatment pl an t.. Jim received a A.B. from Occidental College and an M.S. (Zoology) from the University of Michigan, then researched porpoises at UCLA. For six years he was a marine biologist for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, writing papers describing two new species of marine worms. Between 1978 and 1983, Jim traveled the South Pacific on his 30 foot sailboat, Ione. Since then, Jim worked in hazardous waste regulation for the State of California. He now hunts and skis, in season; and putters on his property, out of season. He is very content.

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Marianne Mitchell


After graduating from CMHS, Marianne attended the University of Colorado from 1962 to 1965. She then had an opportunity to go overseas where she taught school at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand from 1965-66. She moved to Palo Alto, California, where she worked in human resources at Control Data Corporation. Marianne married in 1968 and divorced in 1978. She was remarried in 1989, then widowed in 2008. Marianne currently lives in Virginia, near Washington DC. Her daughter and grandson live just ten minutes away from her. She has a career as a real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. For 35 years Marianne has been involved in new construction and land acquisition. She is also committed as a volunteer for Women Giving Back, a nonprofit organization, and she enjoys being a tour guide at The Kennedy Center in DC.
Sherry Morin McCann
Sherry Morin McCann lives in Alamogordo New Mexico. Her husband, Bernard McCann is a real estate professional in Southern New Mexico. He is British. Sherry has grown children who live in two different areas in California. </div>

TerryMunro -2011


After graduating from CU-Boulder, and getting married, Terri spent a few years starting a family with two daughters, and tutored figure skaters at the Broadmoor for Ms. Hamman.. After divorcing, she went to work for Mountain Bell and AT&T in middle management for marketing and sales in Colorado. Active in sports, she played on adult women's soccer teams and won several slalom skiing championships. Married for the second time for over thirty years, Terri and her husband retired at 50 and enjoy traveling, scuba diving, blue water sailing, fly fishing, snowshoeing, lots of camping, and she has illustrated three children's books, while trying to learn to paint. She had two terrific grandchildren in California, but they are teenagers now, she says, wryly. Terri, is enjoying good health, knock on wood.  She has not moved in 31 years, nor is she willing to add any thing amazing to her bio other than random travel.

Chuck Neely 2011



Chuck presently lives in Edgewood, NM, about 30 miles east of Albuquerque. He enjoys building custom rifle stocks and doing restorations on historical firearms. Chuck has two daughters and two granddaughters. Chuck retired as a captain from the Albuquerque Sheriff’s Department. He had the opportunity to work for various international organizations, including the UN in Bosnia, monitoring the police forces, and working as a police trainer in Kosovo. His last mission was to Baghdad, teaching criminal investigation to the Iraqi Police. Between his junior and senior years of college, he took a year off to travel the Amazon countries, mostly by dugout canoe. After graduation he was able to tour parts of Southeast Asia. Submitted Text Here


Christine Nicoll Alexander died June 26, 2011 in New Haven, Connecticut. She passed away at age 66 of metastatic breast cancer. She received a BA in History from Duke University where she met and married Bruce D. Alexander. Upon graduation, they were involved in VISTA. Chris and Bruce raised their sons, Mathew and Seth, in Columbia, Maryland. Chris also earned her R.N. degree and worked in pediatric asthma research. After moving to New Haven, CT, she started a book bank that grew into a program that offered tutoring to 450 students. Chris became the unpaid director and was the recipient of the national United Way of America Volunteer of the Year Award in 2008.     Obituary       Classmate Memories

Jane Niswonger Green



Jane attended and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in elementary education. After graduation she married in 1966 and divorced in 1997. She taught in the Denver public schools. Jane also lived in the D.C. area; El Paso, Texas; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has three sons and one daughter. They are all married and have given Jane eight grandchildren. She now lives in Colorado Springs, where she works part-time at the family’s business, Patsy’s Candies. Jane frequently travels to see her children and their families who are scattered all over: Michigan, Washington D.C., New Mexico, and Kauai. Full Submitted Text Here
Pat O'Brien Combs Shortly after graduation, Pat moved to Denver and lived there for a number of years. She married, had two great sons, lived in Slidell, Louisiana for about 12 years and subsequently divorced. Pat moved back to Colorado Springs in 1985 and has been there ever since. She was a paralegal for about 18 years and finally got her chance to go to college, graduating from UCCS with degrees in psychology and anthropology. Pat still lives in Cheyenne Cañon and works for a small family owned construction company. Most of her family lives around Colorado Springs. Her youngest son and daughter-in-law have given her two awesome grandsons and a lot of her time is spent with them. She truly loves being “Gran”.
Diana Peterson

Diana Peterson


Diana left us in 1959 and moved to Anaheim, where she graduated in '62. In 2001 her husband, Jerry Unruh, and she built an “earthship” style solar home which is off-the-grid in the mountains above Manitou Springs. They can walk out their door to hike and recall the memories of what brought them together -- wandering in nature. Having left the corporate “left brain” world, she now thinks it is a treat to express her “right brain” as an artist, selling locally. Last year she started college declaring a Humanities major and is enjoying the total experience.
Jake Pinello, Artist Jake pursued his art career after Cheyenne. He is a retired art teacher who taught art and ceramics at Ramun High School in Westminster.. He still paints murals. Jake ’s daughter is Kahlie Sue Pinello, a graphic artist who lives in Lyons and often works with her dad on murals. Their company is called Flat Rabbit Murals. After High School, Jake did a tour with the U.S. Navy, serving as a Legal Yeoman. This entailed keeping records of Captain's Masts (hearings for minor offenses like reporting in late),, Courts-Martial and other, statutory duties. He was home-ported in Alameda Naval Air Station, in San Francisco Bay, but did much of his time at sea in the Pacific Ocean on the USS Sirius ( AF-60).

Ron about 1970


Ron and his sister, Sunny, died in an automobile accident in December of 1978. 

Ron left behind a wife and 3 children.

"Mr. Pinello, president of the Nick Pinello Construction Co., died Wednesday in an automobile accident near Littleton. He was born May 4, 1944, in Colorado Springs, and was a lifetime resident here. He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain Schools and attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He was survived by his wife, Lorraine Pinello; a son, Beven Pinello; two daughters, Demie Raine and Nikki Pinello."

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Moose Rassmussen

Moose went to CU in Boulder after graduating from CMHS. After staying there for nearly a year, he enlisted and did a tour with the US Navy, attending service schools, and then got out on a medical discharge. Returning to college for a couple of years, he attended Western State College, majoring in psychology. For a career, he worked and traveled, making up for his lack of travel in the Navy. In 1971 he got into the auto parts business and did that for nearly a decade. Then he got into the hospitality trade and did that for a couple of years, then returned to auto parts. His mom got injured, and he has devoted some significant time to her care. He retired in 2009. Moose had a brush with cancer, and he has had some complications from that, but is doing better now. He enjoys photography and goes with Mike Walker on photo outings. He is also involved in pursuing local history. Moose is single and has no children. His brother and he sold the old home over a year ago, now have a good apartment.


Chuck graduated from Yale University in 1966 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1969. He practices law and is a Partner in Kelly, Remmel and Zimmerman in Portland, Maine. For years, Chuck was an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law, having taught courses in admiralty law and advanced torts. Chuck is married to Kathy Remmel, who retired as the principal of the middle school at Waynflete School, a private school in Portland, Maine. They raised a son and a daughter, but lost their son Ethan to cancer in 2011.


John lives in in the country outside of Lott, Texas, with his wife, Marsha. They have two daughters, Roxi and Jessica, and two granddaughters. John is a federally licensed firearms dealer, trainer, and gunsmith,is an avid hunter, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas State Rifle Association. Marsha is a retired school administrator(when she isn't working full time for a local school district). In their spare time, they work each summer on a church mission team on the Navajo reservation doing much needed construction work on churches and homes. They also love to travel and spend time with family and friends. John served both in the US Navy and the Texas National Guard. Full Text


Carl is a senior management consultant. Carl's professional consulting career began in 1973, with the government. He left federal service in 1983 to start his own consulting practice, and over the ensuing years worked with a variety of public and private sector clients. After CMHS & a USAF tour, Carl received a Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, in Government and Politics from George Mason University and a Master's Degree in Urban Affairs from Virginia Polytechnic University. Carl and his wife, Dale, who is a training and development professional, have been together nearly 33 years. They have one married daughter, Stefanie, who is a Product Development Manager for Republic National Distributing Co. in Austin, Texas. Full submitted text here.

Jack Sawyer 2011


Jack was in the Navy after graduating from Cheyenne. He did four years ('63-'67), mostly in Southern California, including a tour on Camp Pendleton at the same time Dan Davis was there in the USMC, but they did not run into each other. Jack went to Mesa College and UCCS. He retired as Director of Vocational Services for the Texas Department of Human Services. Later, he moved to Cañon City and had a career as a real estate agent. He worked for Century 21 there. Recently, he reported to us that he is retired, living in Cañon City, playing golf most days, and having a great time! Jack is married to Diana and has five children and five grandchildren.

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Terry Schmidt 2011



Terry attended Cheyenne from kindergarten through tenth grade, then graduated from Air Academy High in 1962. He attended Fort Lewis College until 1966, then joined the Air Force. After getting out, he continued his education at Western State. He worked as a horse wrangler in Sedalia and in a saddle shop in Ignacio. In 1972 Terry moved to Wray for six years. He ran his own ranch and worked for Yuma County. Moving to Colorado Springs, he was a country western musician, appearing on the Ernest Tubb and Dave Dudley shows. He graduated from real estate college and in 1982 bought a ranch to raise cattle. Terry has been featured in Cowboy Magazine and his western artifact collection is discussed in Cowboy Kind.Full Original Text Here

Kay in 2011


 Kay and Ted live in Plano, TX, located approximately 25 miles north of Dallas.  They are grateful for the gift of living close to their two children and their families and love spending time with their seven grandchildren.  Before retiring Kay was blessed to serve as producer of a nationally syndicated Christian radio program and radio talk show.  Ted and she enjoy spending time together and traveling whenever they can.They are supporting "Meals on Wheels." kay's fmily members family have lost several loved ones and Kay is working on coping with that.

Douglas Sheldon

Doug lost his life while serving as a ski patrol member combating avalanche dangers.

In the past 52 years, 22 American ski patrollers have died in the line of duty, according to the National Ski Patrol. Five of those died while patrolling Colorado slopes.

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John Simon 2017

John is deceased; 22 Feb 22, Seattle

He graduated from Colorado State University in Pueblo with a degree in psychology in 1967. He then moved to Wichita and attended Wichita State University there. He was a social worker for there in public schools for five years. He also coached American Legion Baseball and Football and played Hockey with the Wichita Flyers for four years. Then he was a restaurant and club owner for ten years. In California, he worked for the Children’s Home Society. John then accepted a job in Bremerton, Washington as a supervisor for Youth Inpatient Health Unit at Kitsap Mental Health Services. After working there for 15 years, he hung up his spikes! John had been married twice and had two children.

Barry Smith 2022


Barry graduated from college with an MA and taught in several colleges from 1968-1975. His first marriage lasted 23 years. He remarried and has been married 18 years to his wife, Suwanna, who is Thai. She is an Ophthalmology Tech and an excellent cook-Thai,or any other kind of food. Barry did graduate work and served as a psychologist, then became a government energy conservationist. He is now retired and is back to playing trumpet again after not playing for 30 years. Barry was also a born-again skier, till a snow-boarder ran him down. He's been in Oregon for 17 years, enjoying DIY projects, yard work, his Kindle, Jazz, sushi, talk radio, health club, backyard nature, and travel to Thailand. He has two children, Heidi and Gerald. Additional text here.



Raye is a Christian, wife, DU graduate, caseworker, mom, bereaved mom, calligrapher, cowgirl,, grandmother, aspiring harpist, and part-time caregiver to parents; she is the wife of a businessman, hunter (traditional bow), fly fisherman, outdoors man, and cowboy. Together, they are enjoying a good life on their country property in Colorado.

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Donna Spiro Thurmond 2011


Donna lives in Glendale, Arizona with Bruce, her companion of 12 years. She was divorced after 33 years. She raised a son and a daughter and has two grandchildren. She lived in New Zealand and Germany for three years each and many states over a 27-year Air Force career with her former husband. She attended the University of Miami, but she finished her degree at the State University of New York, receiving a B.S. degree. Her career was largely with the DoD as an administrator for the Air Force and she is now retired. Donna’s favorite job was as a Flight Test Scheduler at Edwards AFB in California. Now that she has more time and has finally found a home, she enjoys the domestic arts of knitting, crochet, and cross-stitch and leading the Prayer Shawl mission at her church. She recently lost her significant other.

Judy Strait Carlson Judy has opted not to submit a bio.
Whereabouts Unknown Bob Taylor

Kristen VanDerHoof


Kristen reports that she is "two marriages down and is single and loving it." However, she has had the same "boyfriend" for eighteen years. She hopes at her age she can use the word "boyfriend." They spend the winters in Palm Desert, California, mainly to escape the dryness of Colorado's winters. She was an adjunct English teacher at The University of Central Oklahoma during her second marriage and taught a few semesters at PPCC after she returned to Colorado. She notes that Mr. Beasley was indeed a wonderful inspiration. She has a son, Kirk, who lives in Dallas with his wife and two children, and she has a daughter, Heather, who lives in Oakland—no children, just two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. Her SO: Chuck Bennett, and she have now been together in non-matrimonial harmony for 23 years. She had a knee replacement surgery in early April 2012. Kristen says, "Life is good."
Whereabouts Unknown John Wald

Mike Walker 2011


After graduating from CMHS and moving to Boulder in 1962, Mike says he truly entered his formal education period. By January of 1967 he had completed a bachelor’s degree and a semester of graduate school at CU. In the spring of 1971 he received his professional Doctorate at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, and then a postdoctoral masters degree from the University of New Orleans in 1981. His wife, Nancy and he met in Tucson when he was on active duty in the Air Force. They married in the summer of 1973. They have two daughters, both of whom recently earned master’s degrees. Since returning to Colorado Springs as a service retiree in 1994, Mike has kept productively busy by running a family investment program and, he says, perhaps unproductively busy by enjoying riding motorcycles. Nancy passed away from ovarian cancer on April 3, 2016.
Lynn Wallack Lynn is a registered architect and real estate developer (semi-retired). He practiced in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. Since 2003, Lynn and his wife, Adamarie, have lived in central Mexico, spending part of their time in Italy. Lynn is currently enjoying design/build/develop opportunities in Mexico, Spain, and Italy. Lynn has 2 boys and 7 grandchildren by a previous marriage. Lynn and his wife are blessed with good health, good living, good friends, and good travel. In addition to design/build and travel, Lynn teaches oil painting and classical drawing. Thanks to a lot of luck and hard work, Lynn has been sober since 1988.
Ann Wiltrout

Ann is deceased, ca. 1972. After graduation , Ann went to the University of Colorado in Boulder and earned a degree in education. She married an Air Force Officer and they lived in Georgia where she taught Special Education. She died in the early '70's when someone ran into her car at an intersection.


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  Wayne Woodward Situation uncertain; may be living in California under a different name.



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