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CLASS OF 1959 REUNION JUNE 5-7, 2009
"Not Located List:" doc , HTM , txt (fastest loading) - Do you know where these lost classmates are?
November, 2008 letter to classmates: doc , HTM , txt (fastest loading)
2009 Information Form: doc , HTM , txt
2009 Registration Form: doc , HTM , txt
Doubletree Reservation Form: doc , , rtf

November, 2008 letter to classmates - November 2008:


Dear Classmate,

Here we are, the "Rootin' Tootin' Class of '59" approaching the 50th anniversary of our graduation from good "ole Central High School. Can you believe it?!! Your reunion committee has been busy planning a wonderful time for all of us. The dates are Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7, 2009. The Doubletree at Warren Place, 6110 South Yale Avenue, will be our host hotel.

We are planning a mixer on Friday evening, brunch at Gilcrease Museum Saturday where our Central Art Collection will be on exhibit (these are paintings that were on the walls of the hallways and classrooms while we were at Central and are now very valuable) and a dinner-dance Saturday evening with The Mid-Life Crisis Band. You will love them! Tours of New Central and Old Central are scheduled for Saturday afternoon. There will be an optional brunch on Sunday for additional cost.

As usual, we are trying to keep the cost as low as possible, but we also want to have an especially memorable event. The cost will be $50.00 per person and will include all Friday and Saturday events and the yearbook. This will not be enough to cover our expenses so we are asking for contributions. Please be as generous as you can.

Enclosed are three forms:

1. Registration Form: doc , HTML , txt (fastest loading) If possible, send this form to us by January 15, 2009. For planning purposes we need to know how many will attend. If you are not able to send your money with the form, please send it with your Information Form. If you are not able to attend the reunion and wish to have a copy of the 50th Year Tom Tom, please note it on this Registration Form. Also on the form, you may purchase advertising.

2. Information Form: doc , HTML , txt (fastest loading) This form should be returned to us no later than March 15, 2009 so we may have your information to put in the Tom Tom. Please enclose a current passport size (about 2" x 2") photo of yourself. If you have any recent or past candid photos of yourself and family or classmates, please send them, too. We will print as many of them in the Tom Tom as possible. Please be sure to write the date and names of those in the photos on the back of the photo. The photos will be returned to you.

3. Doubletree Hotel Form (colored 1/2 page form): doc , HTML , txt (fastest loading) May 14, 2009, is the cut-off date for reservations for the special rates. Please follow the instructions given and call the Doubletree or fax the information to them. All reservations are handled through the hotel.

You will receive an agenda with times of events as soon as they are firm.

On the reverse side of this letter is our "Not Located List" doc , HTML , txt (fastest loading) Please let Karen Anderson Hughes know if you know anything about any of these classmates. karenahughes@cox.net 918-627-4086 or 918-636-8150.

We are really excited to see everyone, so please, make your plans now and BE HERE!

Your 2009 Reunion Planning Committee

Catha Simon Block
Marianne Barnes Aude
Don Barnum
Sharon Raines Bartlett
Janice Johnson Chapman
Maggie Will Cornell
Dene Bradley Cosper
Jack Davis
John Gelino
Frank Gifford
Bundy Hammond
Karen Anderson Hughes
Darlene Wells Joyce
Roxana Rozsa Lorton
Mike Miers
Sally Boughner Murray
Jane Stokes Osborne
Fritzi Allsopp Prather
John Sharp
Wyatt Snow
Peggy Kleinpeter Stanton
Mary Jim Crider Tuttle
Nick Tuttle
Chelley Hurlbutt Wallack
Judy Wyer Welch
Carl Young

CHS CLASS OF 1959 50th Reunion - June 5-7, 2009


Tulsa Central Class of ‘59 - 50th Reunion - Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2009.

We’re planning a fun time so be sure to mark your calendar now and plan to BE HERE. More information to follow. In the meantime, please contact Karen with e-mail or address changes (updated August 25, 2008):

Karen Anderson Hughes
3618 South Braden Place
Tulsa, OK 74135-5508
EMail: karenahughes@cox.net

Can’t wait to see you!!

The Central 50th Reunion Planning Committee

We want to make this a very special time for all and at the same time keep the cost down so everyone can afford to attend. Those of you who have been more fortunate and would like to help underwrite the reunion, please let us hear from you.

CHS CLASS OF 1959 50th Reunion - June 5-6, 2009

Initial Letter To Classmates - June 22, 2008

Can You Believe We’re Doing this?!!

Central High School Class of 1959 50th Reunion!


Hello, All:

Well, here’s the letter so many of you have been asking and waiting for. Plans have begun!

A couple of weeks ago a small group of us met for a very preliminary meeting at Sharon and Mike Bartlett’s home. In addition to Sharon and Mike, those present were Marianne Barnes Aude, Don Barnum, Chelley Hurlbutt Wallack and myself. Fritzi Allsopp Prather was unable to attend due to foot surgery. We felt we should have activities on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and a no-host brunch at the hotel on Sunday.

Chelley and I have volunteered to do the mailings and the yearbook, but we need all the help we can get from those of you close enough to participate. We will need committees for Registration, Hospitality, Friday night events, Saturday and Saturday night events, Publicity and probably others that we did not think of.

Because I have had so many e-mails stating that you hoped we have the reunion before it gets hot in Tulsa, we decided to set the dates for June 5th & 6th, 2009.

Since Tulsa’s new BOK Center will be open by that time hotel space might be limited so we also decided we should find a hotel ASAP. Sharon took on that task and has narrowed it to two.

To be inclusive, we want to keep the per person expense down as much as possible, yet we want a very special reunion--the best ever--without having to cut corners in every direction. It is so important that the cost be low enough that everyone in our class can afford to be there! Therefore, we are asking that those of you who have been more fortunate to help underwrite the reunion by donating as much as you feel comfortable giving. If you can do this, please let me know.

Our first official meeting will be on July 9th, 7:00 p.m. at the Bartletts; 7535 South Gary Place - Guier Woods IV East, Tulsa. Again, WE WANT YOU AND YOUR IDEAS THERE! If you can help, again, let me know. You can reach me by

E-mail: karenahughes@cox.net
Cell: 918-636-8150
Home: 918-627-4086
Address: 3618 South Braden Place, Tulsa, OK 74135-5508

I’m so excited to begin our planning! Sign up and LET’S GET GOING!


CHS CLASS OF 1959 45th Reunion

We had a "Get-Together" picnic to celebrate our 45th on September 11, 2004, in Broken Arrow, OK, at the home of Jack Davis. Ribs, chicken & links, soft drinks, tea & water were on the menu, along with side dishes and desert.

The event was organized by Karen Anderson Hughes, Tulsa, OK, and Nick Tuttle, Owasso, OK. It was planned to coincide with Jim Woolsey's appearance at Tulsa Town Hall on September 10.

There was a large turnout of over 100 alumni at the picnic. I don't have the exact count or a list of who was there, so I hesitate to list a few names for fear of ignoring all others. Nick Tuttle has a list though.

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