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Jul 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM
Scottsdale High School Class of 1969
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Golf Happening! -


 Sunday Morning "Golf Happening”

Register for our 1969 SHS 50-Year Reunion
“Golf Happening”
Sunday October 20 (9AM)
Play the Continental Executive Golf Course
7920 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Whether you're a duffer, hacker or club pro, you’re invited to a
Sunday Morning  “Golf Happening”.
Let’s Get Together one more time to enjoy some not so serious golfing fun.
To register, call Suzie Shull Hammond at (916) 952-8668
Or email her at  susanhammond58@hotmail.com
Course features 12 par three and 6 par four holes
Cost is $20.00 per person (that low price is correct!)
Cost is $42.00 if you rent clubs. (includes 2 sleeves of balls)
Cost includes a golf cart (course has cement cart paths)
Pay green fees the morning of the Golf Outing 
Please register soon.
Continental needs golfers names before September 7

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Scottsdale High School Class of 1969
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Jul 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM
Scottsdale High School Class of 1969
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Scottsdale High School Class of 1969
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Scottsdale High School Class of 1969
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Jul 16, 2019 at 2:33 PM

August Newsletter -

More…style="color:#FF8C00;">Coming Soon!
1969 SHS Beavers
50-Year Reunion
August Newsletter

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Jun 28, 2019 at 9:01 AM
Kathryn McDowell has left an In Memory comment for Steve Clayton.
Jun 14, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Steven Dwight Clayton     Birth   28 Jan 1951     Death  21 Jan 1982 (aged 30)    Apache County, Arizona

BURIAL      Green Acres Memorial Park Scottsdale

Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, January 24, 1982     Phoenix pilot is found dead in wreckage of light plane.     A Phoenix man was found dead Saturday in the wreckage of a light plane east of Show Low, the Apache County Sheriff’s Office said.  The victim was identified as Steven Dwight Clayton, 30, address unavailable. He apparently was the only person on board. The wreckage of the plane, which disappeared Thursday night, was found about two miles south of Marshell Flat, between McNary and Vernon, officers said. The aircraft had disappeared on a flight from Borger, Texas, to Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix, with a planned stop at the St. Johns airfield. A search was launched after authorities at Pinetop had picked up a signal from an emergency locater. A search plane located the wreckage about 10 a.m.

Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday, January 27, 1982     SCOTTSDALE – Services for Steven D. Clayton, 30, who was a charter pilot and a flight attendant for Republic Airlines, will be 2 p.m. today in Shumway’s Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson, Mesa.

Mr. Clayton was injured fatally Jan. 21, 1982, in an accident at the Show Low Airport. He came to Scottsdale 27 years ago from Oklahoma and graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1969 and received his bachelors of science degree in business administration at Arizona State University in 1975. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; mother, Dorene; two sisters and a brother; and two grandmothers. He was the son of the late Billy Elmer Fritts (1921–1953)  and the adopted son of the late Tom Henry Clayton.  


I continued my research on some of our Obits and not only discovered info on Steve Clayton’s airplane crash (see attached) but also found that his birth father died in Korea when Steve was just 18 months old.  Dad was 30 yrs of age.  He was raised by Clayton (and apparently adopted by him).  You can read it all on this site: http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=224402   Be sure to click on the additional tabs after “Bio” to see his medals (including the Distinquished Service Cross) and commendations.

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Jun 13, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 at 10:54 PM

Wonderful picture! Nice to see your smile now and in person in October. K

Jun 12, 2019 at 11:01 PM

Cheri - Thank you for jumping in!

Jun 03, 2019 at 8:07 PM

Hello All - I have permission from classmate Linda Whittemore Sherman to post on her behalf that today her husband of 43 years, Tom Sherman, was interred at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix at Pinnacle Peak Road and Cave Creek Road. Tom passed away May 21st. in Phoenix at the age of 79.

Tom was a delightful man with a pixie smile and eyes. A strongly proud Marine, Tom was on one of the ships off of Cuba in 1962 during the missile crisis, waiting for the orders, which fortunately never came. He told one of his sons: "I had never been so scared in my life!" And he continued his bright demeanor along with the Marine strength and resolve as he dealt with multiple health challenges the past few years.
He was wonderfully celebrated by lifelong coworkers and friends, children, grandchildren, and neighbors.

If you would like to contact Linda, you can send her a private message through this website by going to her name in our long list of Profiles and clicking on her name. This will take you to a page that allows you to "Send Linda a private message" It is written in blue. under the photos. If you would like a reply, please include your regular personal email in the body of your text.
You can also reach her via Facebook as Linda Sherman - several of you are already on her friends list.
Linda is doing well. And those of you who have already made this journey yourselves know the feelings, thoughts, needs, wishes and desires do not end with a memorial service.
I invite you to join me in wrapping her in peace, strength and love as she continues her journey without him.

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Jun 03, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Posted on: Jun 01, 2019 at 6:10 PM

Charles - great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I had no idea you were a "local western dude".

Jun 01, 2019 at 6:23 PM

Marcia - so glad you will join us in October! Come on down to Phx any time!

Jun 01, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Hey Bill - So glad you and Christy are going to be at the reunion - nice to be part of your "global travels" :-) K

Ron Adams has left an In Memory comment for Robert Lloyd.
May 29, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Bob Loyd was our dear class clown, that comic relief we all needed so much. He was a free spirit who was not inclined to follow those school rules that most of us surrendered to.  Bob made our time spent at Scottsdale High School more fun.  R.I.P.