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Reunion Plans and Reviews
Class of 1969

East High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Photos, narrative of 50 year reunion welcome

Plans for & coverage of the Reunion of the East High Class of 1969 will be posted here.*


2019 Reunion Missing Classmates 2014 Reunion
2009 Reunion
2004 Reunion

The Class of 1969 has concluded a successful 50-year reunion. The East High Alumni Page would welcome photos of the reunion and a narrative describing it for posting on this site. If you wish to contribute such, e-mail editor@EastHigh.org.


[posted April 15, 2019]

[posted December 5, 2018]

Plans for the 50 year reunion of the Class of 1969 are well under way. 

Friday evening, June 14, 2019, from 7-11, in the ballroom at The Butcher Shop in Cordova.  $50 per person

Saturday evening, June 15, 2019, 6:00 at the home of Charles & Miriam Handorf. Food will be catered by Leonard’s Pit BBQ.
No cost for food, soft drinks and wine will be provided or BYOB

Both nights will be casual, fun atmospheres to catch up with one another.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Wendy Miller Kaplan at:

The planning committee is attempting to contact all the classmates but there are those we have been unable to find.  If you, or someone you know, is ‘one of those’ missing classmates, or have a change in contact information, please contact:

Kathy Wilkins McMath at

We are accepting donations for ‘seed money’ to help make this the best reunion!  Send your check to Susan Olinger at 1794 Northcross Pl, N, Collierville TN 38017.

Please check back to this site for any changes or additions to the reunion weekend plans!

If you would like to participate in the planning, please let either Kathy know.  We’d love to have you!

Our "missing" classmates (as of December, 2018):

Vicki Abbott
Julia Rinner Anderson
Susan Bobbitt
Carol Carlisle
Carol Chase
Stephen Lee Crawford
Wayne Crawford
Elizabeth Curry
Douglas (or Buddy) Curtis
Dianne Davis
Libby Dominique
Elizabeth Diane Dougan
Nancy Dowling
Patricia Dunn
Jeff Eastwood
Donna Gale Edwards
Nurhan Erguden
Charles Gage
John Goodman
Mary Jo Hanna
Frank Harman
Lonzo Hayes
Sandra Hemphill
James Hinton
Lee Hobson
Nancy Huddleston
Jerald Jackson
John (Jack) Kersh
Donna Lewis
James Markham

Joyce Mays
Chip Miller

Bill Nash
Patti Nickerson
Patricia Paulus
Suzanne Phelps
Gary Pittman
Susan Gail Pugh
Sarah Rand
Earl Robertson
Andrew Robinson
Dana Searcy
Pamela Shirley

Suzanne Simon
John Smith
Sherill Smith
Olen Spencer
John Stephens
Wanda Kaye Stewart
Janice (Freeman) Stout
Phyllis Thompson
Andy Turner
Patricia Turner
Brenda Jo Wages
Barbara Walden
Randy Ware
Steve Waring
Charles Wilcox
Allen Williams

Past Reunions:

[June 13, 2014]

On Friday [June 20, 2014], we want to first meet at the upstairs room at Local (former Yosemite Sam’s)
If you haven’t been to the Square in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised at how it looks and the activity.
Go to: www.overtonsquare.com  to learn more.
We will start gathering at 5:30 and sometime around 7:00 we can order food at Local or go to Friday’s (Babalu) or Bombay (Bosco’s)

Saturday we will meet at 6:30 at the Rendezvous for dinner in a private dining room downstairs, then migrate to the Peabody lobby.

Please reply and let us know if you will be attending so we can give Local and the Rendezvous a “head’s up.”

[contact Kathy Wilkins at ]

May 21, 2014

The 45th Reunion of the East High class of 1969 will be June 20 & 21, 2014 in Memphis.

Friday June 20- A Nostalgic Bar Hop at Overton Square.  If you haven’t seen The Square lately, you are in for a treat! The plan is to simply congregate in Bosco’s (formerly Bombay Bicycle Club), Babalou (formerly TGI Fridays) and Local, (formerly Yosemite Sam’s) All three have great food and Local has a second floor room with couches; a really great place to gather and visit.

Saturday, June 21- Dinner at the Rendezvous.  We have a private room downtown stairs. Just go to the front desk and tell them you are with the reunion.  Following dinner, we will migrate to the Peabody Lobby and monopolize as many couches and chairs as we can. Another great place to visit!

Both evenings will begin around 5:30. The reunion organizers are not charging any upfront deposits.  Each person will be responsible for their own ‘tab’ at each establishment.  You will also need to make your own overnight accommodations. Please feel free to pass along this invitation to other]s in our class.   We ask that you let us know if you will be joining us! [contact Kathy Wilkins at

Photos from the 40-Year Reunion of the East High Class of 1969, June 12-13, 2009
Class of 1969 40-Year Reunion

If you have photos of the reunion you would like to share on The East High Alumni Page, or if you can supply a narrative about the reunion, please contact editor@EastHigh.org.

The following was previously posted:

The 1969 class of East High School will celebrate 40 years with a
Reunion Weekend June 12-13, 2009

June 12, 6:30pm at the Home of John and Lita Reed 
$10 per person includes food and soft drinks  Cash bar or BYOB, local celebrity chefs will be grilling, and entertainment by our original high school garage band “Itchy Rat & His Dirty Brothers”  featuring:  Ken  eatherford, David Calliham, John Chambliss, Keith Collins, and Andy Turner Dress:  comfortable, casual (shorts are fine…we’ll be outside!)

June 13, 9:30am    East High School Tour       http://www.easthigh.org
See your old teachers for conversation, photo ops, (and maybe some guidance).
June 13, 11:30am    Lunch at the Krystal      Everyone is responsible for their own lunch
Please include your lunch reservation with the confirmation.  The Krystal needs to know how many to expect.

June 13, 8:00am     Golf at Galloway Golf Course     This is not confirmed unless there is enough interest. 
This will be an 18-hole 4-man Scramble at $39 per golfer.   If you are interested in playing contact Cameron Frechette     Spouses and guests are welcome to play.

June 13, 6-10pm  Buffet dinner at Owen Brennan’s Restaurant 6150 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119                                          
$30 per person includes dinner, tax, tip       Cost does not include cash bar or wine with dinner.
Patio entertainment            Dress: dressy casual          http://brennansmemphis.com/
Everybody must have a paid reservation.   

For reservations and questions contact Kathy Wilkins McMath at easthigh69@gmail.com

[previously posted on March 16, 2009]

A reunion planning meeting was held Sat Nov 22 at East High School. Mr McRae, the interim Principal was very hospitable and opened the office for a 'tour'. Some of us, not all of us, remembered the area behind the closed doors of the front office...namely the principal's office. Then into the Library where the weekly tutoring sessions were going on through the Greater East High Foundation. There we found Mrs. Margaret Taylor (at 91 years young) still teaching. She was delighted to see the 7 of us and promised to attend the reunion.

The main focus right now is contacting all our classmates. Lists were divided at an Aug meeting and redivided and subdivided today. Please email your contact information (and anyone you might know) to easthigh69@gmail.com and someone will be in touch by phone or email.

The reunion dates are June 12, 13, 2009. Fri night will be at John Reed's house with food, BYOB, and our own original 'Garage Band' from high school. Sat morning will be a school tour and then lunch at the Krystal. Sat evening will be dinner at Owen Brennan's Restaurant, more food, more music, and more classmates to visit. If you haven't had enough, there will be an 'after hours' location for an extended party. There will be details to all these events in the coming months.

For those who will be traveling from outside Memphis and no longer have family members here, there are optional accommodations. There is a Hampton Inn and an Embassy Suites on Shady Grove close to the intersection of Poplar and within walking distance to Owen Brennan's. As well as some local classmates are offering their guest rooms. Again, more details later.

Classmates from '68 and '70 are welcome to attend the reunion as well as graduates from other schools who also attended East. The committee will need contact information for these people are and of course how many.

We're looking forward to a fun reunion weekend.

Kathy Wilkins McMath 901-767-4266 or 901-786-8855
Susan Hadaway Hanlon 901-758-0957
John Reed 901-767-1117

Posted April 22, 2004 - Snapshots from the April 16, 2004 Gathering

If you have additional pictures of the gathering you would like posted, send them to editor@EastHigh.org. Also if you'd like to write a summary of the event, you may also send it to us.

Several class members occasionally hold dinner meetings.
Contact Kathy Wilkins or Susan Hadaway for information.

*As those plans are made available to The East High Alumni Page.

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