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All-Class Reunion in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG- There were over 350 attendees at the first All Walsenburg All-Class reunion, including spouses and family.  People came from twenty seven Colorado cities, starting with Walsenburg, then Ft. Collins, Thornton, Grand Junction, Rye, La Junta, Aurora, Trinidad, Littleton, Conifer, Westcliffe, Sedalia, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, Louisville, Westminster, Canon City, La Veta, Pueblo West, Golden, Centennial, Longmont and Denver.

    There were attendees came in from eighteen different states, Colorado, then Minnesota, Kansas, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, Virginia, Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, New Mexico, California, Washington, New York, Florida,Montana, Mississippi and Texas.

    After the terrific barbeque dinner, organizer Paulette Laster Stuart gave a brief talk about how many years, (1935 through 1987) were represented in the auditorium, and had each class stand up and take a bow.  After that, the event turned into one giant party with people talking, laughing and dancing ‘til the wee hours.

    Many of the individual class years had portraits taken, which we have started to run here. Unless noted otherwise, the photos are the combined classes from both St. Mary’s and Walsenburg/ Huerfano County High School.   So many classes were present however, that we will need to continue running them in next week’s paper as well, so be sure to pick next week’s copy of the Huerfano Journal to see EVERYBODY.!    

Ruben Ortiz

Ruben Ortiz 5/30/1922 ~ 8/6/2020 World War ll US Navy veteran, lifetime Trinidad resident is survived by his wife, Flora Ortiz; children Cynthia (Margarito) Ortiz

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