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Reunion Plans and Reviews
Class of 1959

East High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Plans for & coverage of the Reunion of the East High Class of 1959 will be posted here.*

Fifty-Year Reunion October 2-3, 2009
Photos of the 2009 Reunion Now Available Here!

It is reported that 67 classmates of the Class of 1959 attended the 50-year reunion in 2009.
If you would like to share a narrative or more photos of the 2009 reunion here, please send them to

Photos from the 2009 Reunion - Snapshots from the 2004 Reunion - Photographs from the 1999 Reunion

Class of 1959 Reunion in 2009

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[updated March 31, 2009]

Contact: Joan Jefferson Kling at

[More information will be posted as it is made available.]

Previous Reunion Information:

[posted Septmeber 6, 2004]
Class of 1959 45-Year Reunion

Friday, October 1, 2004
Casual Garden Party
Home of Mary Alice and Scott Fisher
60 Pinehurst
7PM until 10PM

Saturday, October 2, 2004 Dinner Party
Rhitt's on Rex
Rhitt Fraser's Antiques
5683 S. Rex Road
6:30 PM until ////

Fees: $59 for one person; $95 for two

For more information:
Contact Kay Valvik McQueen
2670 Holly Springs Drive
Germantown, TN 38138

For Photographs from the 1999 Reunion, click here!

The 1999 Reunion Reviewed
[updated June 12, 1999] - The East High Class of 1959 celebrated its "second twenty year reunion" in fine style the weekend of June 11 and 12, 1999.
About 50 alumni attended the reunion events, just more than 30% of the class' 159 graduating seniors.
Friday night kicked off the festivities with a Casual Patio Party at the home of class member Dr. Charles Safley. Simply stated, it appeared many were joyous at seeing classmates again. Attendance was very good, with just about all the alumni registered to attend the reunion events showing up, along with spouses and guests.
Saturday night celebration moved to Justine's for social hour, a barbecue dinner, and dance featuring a DJ playing 50's music. Again, attendance was about as expected from advance registrations.
An informal inquiry indicated the class member traveling the most to participate was Toni Madden Peters, who came from Seattle. Factulty members noticed in attendance included Mrs. Margaret Taylor on Friday night and Mrs. Lilburne Vollmer on Saturday night.
The "second twenty year reunion" appeared to provide fun for all those in attendance.

[the following posted April 24, 1999] - The East High Class of 1959 announces a "Second Twenty-Year Reunion" to be held June 11-12, 1999. The weekend's gathering features two evening events. A casual patio party on Friday night and a social-dinner-dance on Saturday evening. Class members should contact Joan Jefferson Kling for more information and to make arrangements to attend.

Reunion Events

Friday, June 11, 1999 6:30 pm - Casual Patio Party at the home of Dr. Charlie Safley

Saturday, June 12, 1999 6pm at Justine's Restaurant, 919 Coward Place, Memphis:

6pm - Social hour
7pm - Barbecue Dinner
8pm - Dance - featuring a DJ playing those good old '50's tunes.

$50 per class member, $75 for class member and guest
Price includes both evenings' events.

Contact: Joan Jefferson Kling

If you are a class member and are unable to reach the contact person, you may contact The East High Alumni Page and we will relay your message.

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