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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.





•   Carol Toschik  7/20
•   Alan Horowitz  7/18
•   Cheri Stallings (LaBarbera)  7/2
•   Keith Eric Moe  6/23
•   Dee Ann Perryman (Reed)  4/16
•   Woody Lawrence Secrest  4/14
•   Mary Claire Peetz (Hyde)  2/22
•   Thomas Kendall  2/21
•   Jeffrey Alan Sharp  2/20
•   Alan Wheatman  10/27
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
262 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: 54.1%

A:   273   Joined
B:   232   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)


•   Robert Lundeen  2008
•   Peirce Ressler  1968
•   Tom Toschik  2021
•   Thomas Thorpe, PhD  1991
•   Gary Josephson  2022
•   Weldon Zimmerman  1978
•   Beryl Folks  1996
•   Francisco (Pancho) Xavier Swett  2022
•   Ardyne Niemeyer (Lathrop)  2021
•   Jack Fishleder  1983
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