Monterey High School Lubbock, TX Class of 1973

Keeping in touch with classmates from the MHS Class of 1973. Look for information about upcoming reunions, etc.

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I just saw this and I do not have any additional information. But to lose another one is just heartbreaking, please send me any additional info if you find it. Thank you!

Just learned Sherri Fulfer Harvey passed away Oct 3,2023


Here is the info on Dee…….

Debra Lee Rieger-Hitchcock

September 9, 1954 - November 9, 2023
(69 years old)
Dale, Texas

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Debra Lee Rieger-Hitchcock Obituary
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Debra Lee Rieger-Hitchcock of Dale, Texas, who passed away on November 9, 2023 at the age of 69. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Debra Lee Rieger-Hitchcock to pay them a last tribute.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 21st 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home (505 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, TX 78602)


Passing on some VERY SAD NEWS…..

Debbie (Dee) Rieger passed yesterday. Such a shock. Her brother said she passed suddenly of apparent natural causes. I will post any further info as I hear from him. She was so happy seeing you all at the reunion this year! 🖤

I was blessed to get to spend quite a bit of time with her at the reunion and we had talked on the phone several times. I am truly heartbroken!,,,


Well, here I am again having to share some really tough news. It appears that we have lost another great Plainsman, Kemp Cass . He passed away on October 9th.


This did not get posted for some reason, so I am reposting it! Another loss…..

Jimmy Carl Holliman
FEBRUARY 22, 1955 – JULY 19, 2023

Obituary of Jimmy Carl Holliman
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home
Jim C. Holliman, age 68, of Temple, Texas passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at his home in Temple, Texas. He was born on February 22, 1955 in Childress, Texas the son of Horace Boaz and Patricia Louise (Keeler) Holliman.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 11:00am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2109 W. Avenue H Temple, Texas 76504.

Jim’s family moved to Lubbock, Texas when he was 9 months old. Growing up in Lubbock, Jim was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout working his way up to Life Scout. He was an honor student, played trombone in the band, and played baseball from age 6 to age 17, passing on his love for the game to his son Robert.

Jim graduated from Texas Tech in 1977 with a Bachelor’s in chemistry. While at Tech he played trombone in the band and was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, a band service organization. It was in the Tech band where Jim met his future wife Janet Rae Goldman and on June 18, 1977 they married. They enjoyed 41 years of happiness until her death on May 23, 2017.

He later received degrees in mathematics and teaching from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1994 and went on to teach algebra at Temple High School from 1995 to 2003. From 2003 until his retirement in 2015 Jim was the assistant principal of Raye Allen Elementary School in Temple. He was a devout Lutheran and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple where he served as an Elder, Sunday school teacher and was a continued student of the Bible.


I just saw this post and wanted to share with all of you. Another sad goodbye!

Chuck Brumley is now Chillin’ with Jesus 😢❤️. After a recent illness, my brother Chuck is finally at peace. It has been a difficult couple of weeks but I am comforted knowing that he is no longer suffering. Growing up with 3 brothers was not an easy task. If you knew our family well, then you know how much I adore my brothers. Just sharing a few photos of Chuck and his loved ones. If you have one with him please feel free to add. Sweet memories are what makes us smile now. Please keep our family in your prayers ❤️🥰🙏🏼

Monterey High School 50th High School Reunion 07/11/2023

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Your photos are now ready to view and share! Please see below and reach out if you have any questions.

It has been a great honor to share this special time with the Class of '73! You can see all 104 photos as well as ordering prints and/or digital downloads at this link:

Discount code: 31QDUJEW

If you would like to purchase any of these just click "shop" at the top of the gallery page or "buy" in the upper right corner of an individual photo. If you want to purchase downloads of all 104 photos you can do that at the bottom of the "shop" page; individual photo downloads are only $1 each (but there is a $25 minimum order.) Note that I have priced both prints and downloads below the package prices I handed out at your event; and that is before the 20% discount! The purchased prints and/or downloads will be free of my watermark and prints will be delivered direct from the lab to the address you supply.

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Forwarded from Mark Martinez:

Reaching out to all 73’s we have secured Cafe J’s for Thursday the 22nd for a pre mingle dinner from 5:30 - 8:30 all of you are invited to attend. Please spread the word to fellow classmates we want to see you. C’mon let’s do this!


Here is a list of all of our classmates we have lost. If any of you have additional information on anyone we have missed, please let me or Steve Locke know so we can add them and the date we lost them. Thank you and I can not wait to see ALL OF YOU THERE!

Stephen Albers
Vance Alderson
Susan Andrews Wilkes
Karen Arnold
Larry Baugh
Ricky Berryhill
Janet Biggs
Robert Bromley
Brenda Burdine Osborn
Allen Campbell
Rodney Castleberry
Dewayne Clanton
Marsha Copenhaver Heskett
Lucy Creel
Joe Davidson
Dan Davis
Terry Dennison
Jed Dozier
Steven Eggenberger
Ricki Hill
Sharon Fare Hoggatt
Becky Ford
David Freeman
Kem Freeman
Ricky Freeman
Jerry Gardner
Dale Garrett
Steve Gearheart
Jerry Gibson
Suzanne Grantham
Dickie Bob Griffin
Boyd Griffith
Billy Gunter

Terry Halford
Larry Hill
Neely Don Holub
James Mark Horton
Kristi Hudson Shirmeyer
Michael Karon
Rick Ketron
Mark Kinder
Pat Maher
James Brent McPhail
Debra Matney
Jenny Margaret Neal
Diane Newton
Charlotte Nix Barnett
David Pointer
Ken Porter
Mike Robinson
Chip Scull
Terry Smith
Kenny Stalnaker
Rusty Sutherland
John Truby
Terry Utley
Stephen Von Phul
Laurie Walker
Janet Warden
Steve Whorton
Rodney Watson
Gary Wilson


So, it is only Two weeks or so away from our amazing 50th Reunion. If you have not signed up, PLEASE DO SO! We want each and every one of you there! We will be making new precious memories and YOU need to be a part of that.! If you have any questions, PLEASE call, text or email me! Nancy Rather Barclay, [email protected], 830-285-4499!
COME JOIN US! If you are happy come. If you are sad, come. Whatever you are dealing with……COME! We are all connected.

Home | Monterey High School 05/25/2023

Hello Fellow Plainsmen……..

It is now GO GO GO GO TIME for the Class of 1973 as we are just about one month away
from our 50th Reunion. Many of you in receipt of this email have already signed up but
for those of you still procrastinating or trying to decide, please know that we want and
need you to show up in Lubbock on June 23rd and 24th to renew friendships, catch up
with former classmates and just generally have a great time with your fellow Plainsmen.

We have had a very good response so far but our reunion won’t be complete without you
in attendance, too. We want to make sure that we have enough food and drink, enough
chairs (it is our 50th reunion) and the proper nametags with pictures and names in large
enough font that those of us that are vision-challenged can recognize all of our old friends.
Especially for those of you that are interested in playing golf, we need to make sure that we
have enough tee times and space on the golf course, so please get your spot reserved as
soon as you can so that you don’t miss out on all the fun. Also, the deadline for our block
of discounted hotel rooms (see the website) is fast approaching, so if you haven’t made your
hotel reservations, please do that as soon as possible.

Please visit our 50th Reunion website at to register
today as this is the only way to officially sign-up for our reunion, to be counted and to let
us know that you will be here for all the fun and festivities.

Additionally, we hope you will join our special reunion page to get in on all the
pictures, conversations and other fun stuff that might show up there. You can find a link
(red banner - Join our Group - on the right side of the Home page of the reunion website)
to join our LBK Monterey Class of 1973 page as well as links on the website for you
to post information or updates about yourself or fellow classmates. We hope that both sites
will provide an interactive experience for all our classmates to begin getting reacquainted
prior to our actual reunion in June as well as reliving fun memories after the reunion is over.

The dress code is casual both nights, the food and drink will be great and the conversations will
be priceless. As they say, “the more the merrier” and we need YOU to help us make it a special
weekend. Go to our reunion website and sign up today.
We can’t wait to see you in Lubbock on June 23rd and June 24th for a very special weekend. It’s
gonna be great!!

Thank you and GO PLAINSMEN!!!

50th Reunion Committee

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More sad news…..and right before our Reunion.
We have lost another Great Classmate! Our prayers go out to all of his family!

Home | Monterey High School 05/11/2023

To all of my MHS Class of 1973, we have several pages out there to give information on our BIG UPCOMING 50TH REUNION IN JUNE. However, PLEASE BE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE RESERVATION SHEET ON THIS SPECIFIC SITE IN ORDER TO RESERVE A SPOT! OR PLEASE contact Steve Locke @ 806-787-4606 if you have any problems. Can't wait to see you there! It will be a MAGICAL time!

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Sadly, I was informed that
Julie Robinson
Had passed away on
March 2,2023

Home | Montery 04/15/2023

OK GANG……you have been waiting for it and HERE IT IS!

Hi Fellow Plainsmen……..

It is GO TIME for the Class of 1973!!!!

Please click on the link above to see all the details for our Monterey Class of 1973 50th Reunion
on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24th. There is specific information on all venues, times
and prices as well as new information on hotel rates available especially for members of our
class. There is also online registration available for the Reunion as well as directions if you
prefer to mail your registration and payment.

Additionally, you can find a link (red banner - Join our Group - on the right side of the Home
page) to join our LBK Monterey Class of 1973 page as well as links on the website
for you to post information or updates about yourself or fellow classmates. We hope that both
sites will provide an interactive experience for all our classmates to begin getting reacquainted
prior to our actual reunion in June.

Our Reunion Committee has worked hard to put together a fun weekend of activities and events
that everyone can enjoy…..We just need YOU to join us as we convene to reminisce on our days
at Monterey while we also celebrate the 50 years that have passed so quickly since those high
school times. As always, please feel free to respond with any questions, comments or updates
that you might have and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Again….click on for all the details on our 50th Reunion
and check back frequently as the website is continually updated.

Thank you and GO PLAINSMEN!!!

50th Reunion Committee

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I hope all of you had a chance to check your email addresses. If not, please send your current email address to “[email protected]” so we can update you on our upcoming Reunion information. I have removed the email list due to privacy concerns.
Nancy Rather Barclay


Hello and best wishes to all our Monterey classmates of 1973…..

Please allow this email to serve as a SAVE THE DATE for our 50th Reunion. We will be celebrating
our great class and renewing friendships and relationships on the weekend of June 23 – 24, 2023.

Our Committee is working very hard to plan several fun events with the weekend kicking off on
Friday, June 23rd with a very casual, relaxed mix-and-mingle reception from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. We
will have several activities on Saturday including a tour of the Monterey building which has changed
so much since 1973, a golf outing and other potential activities capped off by a casual evening with
cocktails, dinner, live music and a short program honoring our class with lots more visiting along
with whatever else the night may bring. We need YOU to be a special part of a fun weekend.

We are working on a reunion website currently, but please watch your email for more specific
information on times, places and prices very soon. We also request your help in updating our
records so that we can communicate with as many of our classmates as possible. Attached is
our latest list of names and email addresses and we would appreciate you responding to this
email, at [email protected], with any additions, updates or corrections that you might have.
We will get them updated on our master list to ensure that those classmates receive all future
correspondence as well. Also, feel free to respond to this email with any questions or comments
that you might have.

Thanks very much and we hope to see you on June 23-24th for what we expect to be a great weekend.

Class of ‘73 Reunion

We are trying to get a list of emails for each of you.
Please update your email addresses and send them to Steve at [email protected]
Thanks and we are going to have TOO MUCH FUN!
Nancy Rather Barclay


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JUNE 23rd & 24th for our BIG 50th REUNION!!!!!

Photos from Monterey High School Lubbock, TX Class of 1973's post 03/15/2023

Well, sadly, we have lost another great Plainsman.
Thank you Jim Payne for letting us know!


This is the message from Steve Locke:

Subject: UPDATE: Monterey Class of '73 50th Reunion -- Next Meeting

Hello to all….

Thanks so much to all of you who attended our first planning meeting Thursday night, as well as thanks to all who were unable to attend but expressed an interest in helping out as we move forward. The more the merrier for sure and everybody is going to be needed as we start promoting the dates and events once everything is finalized. We will be having our 2nd meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Kathryn Quilliam’s home at 2901 19th Street (corner of Detroit and 19th).

In summarizing our meeting of the 16th, the group favored having our 50th Reunion on either the weekend of June 16th and 17th or June 23rd and 24th, mainly depending on the availability of the venues we preferred. It was the consensus that we should have a 2-night reunion beginning with a casual get-together on Friday featuring a cash bar with medium-heavy hors d’oeuvres where people can mix, mingle and get reacquainted in a relaxed setting with no program. Saturday night will feature more visiting while also including a sit-down dinner with cash bar, a video highlighting our class, lots of photos and some live music but still in a more casual setting. There is also the
possibility of adding more events such as a tour of Monterey, a golf outing, or other activities during the day on Saturday.

We discussed the pros and cons of various venues for both nights of the proposed reunion. Among the top choices for the Friday evening party were the Depot Patio, The Cotton Court, the Underwood Center for the Arts and potentially the American Windmill Museum (a facility we have used before). The top two choices for the Saturday night party are Lubbock Country Club and The Tech Club. Various members in attendance volunteered to contact these venues to check availability, cost, size of the facility and types of food and beverage catering available. We hope to choose the final dates and venues when we meet again on the 28th as getting information out to all of our classmates is of the utmost importance. I hope those of you who were unable to attend our first meeting will also suggest and check on any other venues that you might think would be great in case we have difficulty in finding an available spot from our initial list.

We discussed the use of our own website to promote registration and to help in updating our class memorial list, to share photos, and to promote other information and activities as necessary. We also discussed using an existing page, Monterey High School Lubbock, TX Class of 1973, that has already seen good interest and activity to promote the date and events. We will also follow up on another website or page perhaps run by Mark Martinez and Jon White to promote the reunion.

I think this covers the highlights of our first meeting, but hope anybody that was in attendance will chime in with anything that I may have missed. In the meantime, please put Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. at Kathryn’s house on your calendar and plan to join us as we finalize the dates and venues.

Thank you again…..and Go Plainsmen.

Steve Locke


We have people working on getting our BIG 50TH REUNION up and running. At the moment we are looking at sometime in June. No specific dates yet because they are researching venues and availability, but one weekend in June at least gives all of us an idea so we can begin planning. Again, if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please post under this post or Instant Messenger me either on this page or my personal page. Please suggest specific ideas along with how to reach the venue and you. LET’S DO THIS!!!!!! Please contact anyone you know that may be interested and have them join this page or at least we can get them on the list! We want EVERYBODY TO COME! I will start harassing everyone more once we get specific info!


I understand that Steve Locke has sent out an email to classmates that have helped on reunions in the past telling them about the first planning meeting.
If any of you are interested, the meeting will be held at Kathryn Quilliam’s home on Feb 16th @ 6:30. Her address is 2901 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas. If you would like to attend, please send an email to : [email protected]. Let’s DO THIS!


Hey Fellow Plainsmen. Just got a call from Vicki Gordon and we are STILL trying to get things coordinated for our BIG 50th REUNION! We need suggestions on a date and locations for Friday night and Sat Night.
We need people to step up and offer their services!
Those of you that live n Lubbock obviously have an advantage over those of us that do not. So, please post as a comment giving me what you would suggest.
Let’s get this thing up and running like the awesome Plainsmen we are! My contact number is listed so feel free to call me or to send a text. This site was not (for some crazy reason) set up for people to post openly but you can post in comments and I will respond.


OK, any of you out there willing to take this on? I can get helpers but I need someone very organized that can delegate and get things done. Unless, there are preparations I am unaware of. Do, send me a message and let’s see if we can’t get a FABULOUS 50 PARTY!


Checking in on every one! Any decisions about our BIG 50 yet that I need to post?


Anything going on that you would like shared? Hope all of you are having an amazing summer!


I am trying to locate any of our fellow Plainsmen that we do not have listed on this page. Please help by giving us contact information (in a private message) so we can get a hold of everyone. Anybody you can think of, let me know and I will ask on this page. Do any of you have info on Randy Woodman or Nancy Gorey? Any of you guys looking for anyone? Please let me know so we can find them as well.


Good morning Plainsmen. Trying to start locating any people that are not currently members in advance for our next Reunion! If you know of any people that are not on here, please contact them and get them to get added or send me the info and I will contact them. Let’s see if we can get everyone out there to attend our BIG 50! Let’s make it the BEST ONE EVER! Ironically, I have talked to a number if people that for whatever reason, do not feel welcome or that people would remember them. Any of those that did come last reunion, were amazed at how friendly and welcoming everyone is. It is so much fun to see everyone and hear all of their stories.


Chime in everybody…….any news or interesting experiences to share with your fellow Plainsmen?


We have lost another great Plainsman, Diane Newton.
Thank you Nancy Nalle McKinzie for letting us know.

Diane Newton
( July 14, 1955 - September 29, 2021 )

Diane Newton was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 14, 1955. She was born shortly after her twin Dorothy Newton. Diane passed away unexpectedly, early Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in the ER, Medical City McKinney.

Diane attended Wheelock Elementary School, J.T. Hutchinson Junior High School, and graduated from Monterey High School in 1973.

She followed her twin Dorothy to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1993. She has lived in Frisco, Aubrey, Dallas, and Melissa, Texas.

She started working with State Farm Insurance on May 18, 1987, in the Lubbock Service Center as a claim service assistant. She then moved to work processing until 1993 when she moved to the Audelia Claims Office as a mail/file clerk. In 1994 she moved to the Dallas Operations Center as a work processing operator. She ended her career as a claims associate on July 31, 2017, after 30 years with State Farm.

Diane was a faithful Christian since her early teens and read the Bible frequently. She enjoyed finding better ways to study the bible. She was a member of Custer Road Church of Christ (formerly Melrose Church of Christ).

She was predeceased by both her parents, Clifford E. Newton and Loree Newton. She is survived by her loving sisters: her twin Dorothy Newton and her older sister, Kay Newton and many loving cousins and friends.

An Afternoon of Remembrance will be held at Allen Family Funeral Options, Plano Texas on Saturday, October 9, from 3:30 - 5:30.

She will be laid to rest in Lubbock, Texas at Resthaven Cemetery.

If desired, contributions may be made in Diane’s name to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas (800) 242-8721 or Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, 800.283.7800,

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