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West Phoenix High School Class of 1965

Come Alive 65 !



Time is growing short!  Only one week is left to reserve your space for our casual get together in October…

Classmates who have already made reservations:

Suzanne Amos/Bob Basche/Frank Bixby/Ron Brooker/Susannah Buchanan/Mike Carlson/Bruce Davidson/Linda Davis/Bob Dierken/Kathryn EhrhardtSusan Ellis/Susan Erb/Jackie Frew/Walt Guy/Judy Hager/Suzanne Hausner/Terry Hanley/Les Hayt/Dave Hiddessen/JoKay Johnson/Tom Kendall/Karen Lichty/Joan McCarty/Susan Major/Betty Miller/Bill Miller/Suzanne Miller/Paula Monchilov/Mary Moore/Gary Naylor/Fred Nelson/Adrien Niemeyer/Kate Parker/Ron Pearson/Mike Pensinger/Anne Ralston/Bob Skomer/Rob Slenske/Suzanne Staymates/Larry Swanson/Debbie Van Camp/April Thompson/Bernie Vitek/Kassi Walters/Julie Watson

(plus 12-15 who may remain anonymous until the last moment!)

Schedule of Events

Golf at Encanto – Fri., Oct. 14, starting at 8:00 am (slots STILL available)

Meet and Greet – Fri., Oct. 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Zipps, Park Central

Festivities filled with food, fine tunes, and frolic at Encanto Park’s Pirates Cove – Sat., Oct. 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm**

$20 per classmate or $30 for classmate and guest.

**Send check or money order made out to “Tom Kendall” by Friday, September 16,  to Tom Kendall:  529 Sgt. Pepper Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

West Phoenix High School Class of 1965

Come Alive 65 !


West Phoenix High School 1965 grads, we are anticipating a terrific turnout for our celebration in mid-October – so be sure to read the details below:

Golf at Encanto Golf Course – Fri., Oct. 14, starting at 8:00 am (24 slots available)

Contact Walt Guy at walt_guy@cox.net for a reservation; separate greens fee can be paid the morning of the event - $50 cash/credit

“Meet and greet” – Fri., Oct. 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Zipps, Park Central

Proceed to the EAST side of Park Central (where Goldwaters department store was previously located) and enjoy food and/or drinks at your cost.

Festivities at Encanto Park’s Pirate’s Cove – Sat., Oct. 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Inside Enchanted Island, Pirate’s Cove has tables, shade, a grassy area, and outdoor fun – and it’s reserved just for us all afternoon.  Pirate’s Cove is also close to Kiddieland, the carousel, boat rentals, and train track that we all remember!

Join us for picnic fare, beverages (soda/water*), birthday cake, and 60s tunes galore with DJ Steve (an Encanto Park alumnus) - $20 per classmate or $30 for classmate and guest.**

*If you prefer beer/wine, please bring your own (permit obtained from City)

If you need a local hotel room for the weekend, please email Tom Kendall (kendate9@gmail.com) in advance; he has a list of close-by possibilities.

**Send check/money order ($20 for the classmate or $30 for the classmate and a guest) made out to “Tom Kendall” by September 15, 2022, to Tom Kendall:   529 Sgt. Pepper Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376


Come Alive For 75 !


75th Birthday Celebration

West High School Class of 1965

For most of us, this is the year we reach a milestone in age:  75 !

Definitely, we all may be looking back at our lives and the impact of attending West High in the 60's.  So come and share your memories the weekend of October 14-15-16, 2022.

Planned Activities for our 75th birthday party

Friday, October 14 - Meet and Greet, Zipps Sports Bar, Park Central

October 15 - Birthday Picnic at Pirates Cove, Encanto Park

Golf - Friday October the 14th

Please RSVP by September 15, 2022 (Payment is also due September 15, 2022- see Update #1), to Tom Kendall by copying/pasting your chosen reply below and sending it to:  kendate9@gmail.com


View a video of Pirates Cove:




Thunderbirds !

Please keep us current on your contact information.





•   Cheri Stallings (LaBarbera)  9/26
•   Bruce Muller  9/18
•   Barbara Thomson (Allen)  9/16
•   Vicky Berman (Roberts)  9/12
•   Jeffrey Alan Sharp  9/10
•   Philip John Murphy  9/3
•   William Miller, Jr.  8/23
•   Carol Toschik  7/20
•   Alan Horowitz  7/18
•   Keith Eric Moe  6/23
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
259 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
38 live in California
7 live in Colorado
5 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
4 live in Idaho
2 live in Illinois
5 live in Indiana
2 live in Iowa
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
2 live in Maine
3 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
3 live in Michigan
2 live in Missouri
5 live in Nevada
3 live in New Mexico
3 live in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
3 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
8 live in Oregon
1 lives in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
9 live in Texas
6 live in Utah
1 lives in Virginia
9 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Costa Rica
1 lives in Mexico
1 lives in United Kingdom
86 location unknown


Know the email address of a missing Thunderbird? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Thunderbirds: 54.2%

A:   272   Joined
B:   230   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)


•   James Thomas (Tom) Hampton  2012
•   Lynn Ann Goodwin  2010
•   Janis Kuykendall (Spector)  2022
•   Jeanne Bailey (Schoolland)  2014
•   Dianna Lemley (Morrow)  2022
•   James Thomas Woods  2022
•   Robert Lundeen  2008
•   Peirce Ressler  1968
•   Tom Toschik  2021
•   Thomas Thorpe, PhD  1991
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