Yet More Sad News
On April 13, 2020, I received this notice from
I received word from Ruth Butler Stampka that Judy Stalley Henneberg passed away
on April 8. Ruth had talked to her just two days before that and she was fine.
She suffered a heart attack and her husband Steve said she went fast. I had
talked to her when we were in Arizona and we had planned to get together but
then the virus struck and we left before we could do it. At the time she had
been doctoring with a heart specialist for some issues she was having. I don’t
know any other details or where the funeral (if there was one) was being held.
They lived in Scottsdale, Arizona but she taught in Great Falls, Montana for
many years before retiring to a warmer climate. If someone has an address for
husband or more information please share. I sure don’t like sharing this kind of
news but it makes me appreciate it even more when we do reach out and connect
with one another. Please be safe and stay healthy.
Mary Kay Denton-Carter
Our reality is changing:
It is with a heavy heart that I have posted each death in our class. We
are at that time in our lives, life is fragile and these days are precious.
Now we have the Covid-19 virus upsetting everything we have known. Please,
my classmates, take every precaution, comply with the medical expert's advise,
do all that you can to preserve your health. Please do all you can to
avoid being next to leave our great Class of '64. Stay well, be safe!
More Sad News
On March 06, 2020, I received this notice from
It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that our Class President, Wally
Thomsen passed away last night as a result of pancreatic cancer. Nancy said
that tentatively visitation is set for Tuesday night with services on
Wednesday. Those of you that were at the reunion will have fond memories of him
trying to be so brave in light of his diagnosis. His pain and nausea was so
terrible these last few days that he is finally at rest. Her phone # is
605.280.5491 her address is 1108 Bridgeview, Pierre, SD 57501. Rest in Peace
On January 20, 2020, I received this notice from
Re: Cindy Cameron Brogren
I received word today that Cindy passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon. I
don’t have much information except that she became ill on Friday was admitted to
the hospital on Saturday and went into ICU and was diagnosed with sepsis. She
passed on Sunday. She really wanted to come to the reunion this summer but had
another commitment that weekend so she didn’t make it. Remember her family in
CLASS OF ’64 FIFTY-FIFTH REUNION was a
55th Reunion of the Class of 1964 was held September 13, 14 and 15, 2019 in
enjoyed a riverboat ride, golf, tours, Riggs High Homecoming game, and
and Brunch with Mary & Dick Carter among other things.
Click on 55th Reunion Photos to view photos
of the events. Enjoy!
CLASS OF ’64 FIFTY-FIFTH REUNION
Friday - Sunday,
Sept. 13 - 15, 2019 - SAVE THE DATE
Friday, September 13
4:00 PM – Meet at Fischer-Lilly Park in Ft. Pierre to board “The Sunset”, a
steamboat replica, for a ride up and down the mighty Missouri. Cash bar
available on the boat and a taco bar for our on the river dining. See:
4:30 PM – All Aboard! The Sunset is leaving the dock!
6:30 PM – Return to the dock and depart for the football game.
7:00 PM - Join the Riggs High fans at their Homecoming game. A reserved
section will be roped off for our seating. Riggs has won the state
championship two years in a row.
Saturday – Possibilities are:
Golf – Let us know as soon as possible if you want
to golf so Brent can get Tee Times. Our golf course is beautiful and very
busy so we need to get these in as soon as possible. Pay your fees at the
Cultural Heritage Center – A very interesting place if you’ve never visited.
Open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays with a $3.00 entrance fee for Seniors.
Buddy up with another class mate and make the visit together when it best
fits your schedule. Their special display at this time is the “Silent Silos”
story of the building of the underground missile silos across the prairie in
The Dakota Western Heritage Festival is going on this weekend also. Those
events and the vendor show will take place in the Expo Center in Ft. Pierre.
Music, Art, demonstrations. You may want to visit and see what they have to
Governors Walk or drive. Visit the many statues of the former Governors of
South Dakota. They are located in various places around the city.
Lunch - On your own
1:30 PM – City Tour – a lot of changes have taken place in the past 55
years. Climb on the bus and enjoy a ride around the cities of Pierre and Ft
Pierre as we show you the new developments of business and housing in the
5:30 PM – Meet at Drifters Restaurant in Fort Pierre cash bar
6:30 – Group picture by Bob Jeffries
6:45 – Invocation and Memorial Service – Wally Thomsen
7:00 – Dinner is served
Program by Don Boyd
Music by Tony DeBlois
Pictures will be ready by the end of the evening. Pay Bob Jeffries when you
Brunch will be served beginning at 9:30 AM at the home of Mary and Dick
Carter. Come and go as you please and say your farewells
to your classmates.
And, last but not least: Cost for the weekend is $100 per person. No we
don’t take credit cards. Make checks out to “Class of 64 Reunion” and mail
to: Wally Thomsen (If you need his address, click on the Webmaster link
below and ask. I will forward it to you!)
Please let us know if you are coming and in what activities you wish to
participate. We need to let caterers know how many to plan for and we will
need to line up buses to do the city tour if that is a desirable activity.
Check out our Facebook Group!
Riggs High Class of 64
January 11, 2014
CLASS OF ’64 FIFTIETH REUNION
SEPTEMBER 19, 20,
21, 2014 - SAVE THE DATE
Reunion is rapidly approaching! The dates are September 19, 20, 21,
here in Pierre.
There is a home
football game the night of the 19th and since Pierre won the
AA State Football Championship last year (first time in history), the
committee decided it would be fun to go as a group and support the home
team. We can get together afterwards for either hot or cold toddies
depending on the weather.
We will be
planning other activities also. We would like
your input on what you would like to do and we will be meeting on
Wednesday night to discuss ideas.
Share this with
other classmates as we don’t have all the email addresses and
definitely don’t have up-to-date mailing addresses. We need your help
to make this great event.
Carmen Alleman, Wally Thomsen, Don Boyd, Charlie Walker, Dan Hall, Tom
Rose, Galen Theobald, Jackie Zoller Shibley, Mike Pellerzi, Brent
Dykstra and anyone else we can get involved.
50th Reunion Agenda
50th Reunion Roster
OH What Changes
Hotels & Motels
Update!! The reunion was a
wonderful success! Please check out the photo galleries:
50th Reunion Photos
August 30, 2010
Riggs High Class of 1965
held its 45th Reunion on Saturday and Sunday,
August 7th and 8th, 2010, in Pierre, SD.
Please check out their
45th Reunion Photos!
Pheasant Hunting (See
Rick Blair Item)!
classmate visiting Pierre please contact Wally at the flower shop and he will
put out the call and we'll be happy to get together for dinner and sharing
of memories and old times.