Get Together at Gus’s Barbecue | 1960’s SPHS Alums!

Honor Classmates Mary Gil Smith and Dolores Hoegeman Brown for connecting classmates over the years

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | A group of South Pasadena High School alums from the 1960s gathered at Gus’s Barbecue on Wednesday to honor and thank classmates Mary Gill Smith and Dolores Hoegeman Brown for their decades of service in keeping Tigers together long after graduation. From clockwise are: Craig Brewerton, Rudy Friendt, Marty Gafvert, Jim Tomlin, Rob Feder, Dolores Hoegeman Brown, Mary Gill Smith, Frank Szerdahelyi, Ted Rhodes, Peggy O’Leary and Felix Guttierez.

South Pasadena High School 1960s Alums Get Together at Gus’s Barbecue

By South Pasadenan Felix Gutierrez

South Pasadena High School alumni leaders Dolores Hoegeman Brown and Mary Gil Smith were honored for their decades of service keeping alums connected by the SPHS Class of ’61 Good Ol’ Boys Wednesday night at Gus’s Bar-B-Q.

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The two honorees were treated to dinner and presented with recognition comments, corsages, cards, and gifts by 1961 classmates Jim Tomlin and Rob Feder, organizers of the event.

Both Dolores and Mary have been active in the SPHS Alumni Association over the years and working with its activities, including class reunions, picnics, scholarships and publications making the group one of the most active high school alumni associations in the country.

In addition to recognizing Mary and Dolores, the group of alums who grew up in South Pasadena in the 1950s and early ’60s enjoyed reconnecting with childhood friends, seeing their hometown, and reliving memories from their youth.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | From left, Mary Gill Smith and Dolores Hoegeman Brown were honored on Wednesday night at Gus’s Barbecue for continuing to keep South Pasadena High School classmates in touch over the years.