In loving memory of our classmates who have gone before us...

"We cannot bring the old days back, when we were all together,
But the memories we made in school will live in our hearts forever."


Most of the photos can be enlarged by clicking on them. Click "Read Tributes" on the right to see senior pictures and other photos, as well as to add your own tributes to our classmates. 

Katherine Jean Artus (Artus)

Birth Date: 1953-09-24
Deceased Date: 2020-02-20
"Kathy passed away after a long battle with kidney cancer. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa to parents Charles and Jean Artus, moving to Denver in 1955. She had a BA from CU and a masters in library science from Kansas U and worked at various libraries in the Denver area. She was preceded in death by her mother Jean and beloved cats Gussie Fink-Nottle, William and Sophie. She is survived by dad Charlie of Aurora, brother Steve (Barb) of San Francisco, and sister Mary Anne Clark (Roger) of Eugene, OR. She was very artistic, creative and had a great sense of humor! She was a great source of comfort and care giver to dad when mom passed away. We miss her very much but are glad she is now pain free."

Denver Post, March 17, 2020

Ann Girtin - March 10th, 2022
Kathy's senior picture 

David Bittle

Birth Date: 2023-09-26
Deceased Date: 2014-07-29
Ann Girtin - March 18th, 2022

David’s Facebook page mentions that he was widowed. His page also lists his many career accomplishments after studying engineering at Colorado State University. The engineering positions that David held had him working in a variety of places across the globe.

He worked at a gas and oil separation plant in Milano, Marittima and Emilia-Romagna, Italy from 1979 to 1980. Also during that time, David worked in Dhahra, Jizan Saudi Arabia 1979-86.  He was project manager at The Hague, Netherlands, working on the largest oil refinery in the world at that time, which was being built in Jubail Saudi Arabia. He was Senior Purchasing Manager for Production Material at Westinghouse Electric Co. In Sunnyvale, CA from 1986 to 1994. It was at this job that he was the Project Engineer for the Cruise Missile, Trident Nuclear Submarine Missile’s and the Missile Launching Systems. David worked as the project management coordinator at Arabian American Oil Co. from 1977 and on. In both Bangkok,Thailand and Austin,Texas he became the Ambassador of Goodwill at All Over the World from January 1977 and on.

Ann Girtin - October 15th, 2021
David Bittle's senior picture

Nell Lynn Merrill (Bozeman)

Birth Date: 1953-08-31
Deceased Date: 1995-05-08
Ann Girtin - March 10th, 2022
Nell passed away May 8, 1995
Ann Girtin - October 15th, 2021
Nell Bozeman's senior picture
Carol Wainwright - October 15th, 2021
I believe Nell Bozeman died from complications of Diabetes Type 1.

Gary Briber

Birth Date: 2023-09-26
Deceased Date: 2021-09-16
Ann Girtin - October 15th, 2021
Gary passed away in his sleep. He is pictured here as a TJ senior, with his mother on a European family cruise and as a little boy. 


Gloria Dene Brown (Brown)

Birth Date: 1953-02-27
Deceased Date: 2014-07-30
"Gloria Dene Brown, age 61 of Monarch, CO, died of ovarian cancer on July 30, 2014 at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida. She was born in Ogden, UT in 1953 & raised in Denver. She was named after her mother's sister Gloria & her father's brother Dean.

She was an artist. She lived & worked in the Netherlands & Denmark a year before moving to New York City in 1978. She married Richard Pierce Milner, a composer, pianist, & film editor, in 1981 & acted as his agent until their divorce in 1988. They founded Four Winds Records, for which she designed artistic products. She then worked as a book designer for Churchill Livingstone, a medical publisher, and managed a 20-unit cooperative apartment building during that time.

Returning to the Rockies in 1993, Ms. Brown purchased the last remaining cabin in the old mining town of Monarch near the Continental Divide. She worked two years as a publications specialist for Canyonlands Natural History Assoc. before becoming a freelance illustrator & graphic designer. Her artwork was exhibited at the public library in Moab UT, the Kolb Studio in Grand Canyon National Park, the Red Butte Arboretum in Salt Lake City, & different venues in Salida, CO.

Ms. Brown was a former board member of the Greater Arkansas River Nature Assoc. She emceed a micro radio program called "The Spoken Word" featuring readings of known & unknown authors. She enjoyed gardening, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, & exploring the high peak region around her home.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Maureen & Linda Brown & mother Marione (White) Brown. She is survived by her father Thelone "Tony" brown, sister Dianne Sharr (Seth), nieces April Sharr & Andrea Bleil (Burt); grandnieces Natalie & Nadiyah Russell, & grandnewpher Colton Bleil. Please leave condolences:"

Published by the Denver Post, August 17, 2014

Carol Wainwright - March 10th, 2022
Artwork by Gloria Dene Brown
Ann Girtin - March 10th, 2022
Gloria's senior picture 

John "Jack" R. Caflisch

Birth Date: 2023-09-26
Deceased Date: 1973-09-26
Buried at Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
There are currently no tributes.

Michael Collins

David Oliver - May 6th, 2022
That's Mike in the white tux in 1974.  I believe he passed away on March 15, 2002. 
David Oliver - May 5th, 2022
Mike was a dear friend during high school and afterwards at CSU.  We worked together for a while at Jack-in-the Box on Colorado Blvd.  We took a trip around the country together with another friend from Jack's.  We went to see James Taylor in concert and were on like the second row.  And Mike was one of the best men at my wedding in 1974.  He left us far too soon.  I'm blessed to have called him my friend.
Ann Girtin - October 15th, 2021
Mike Collins's junior picture 

Floyd E. Collins Jr.

Birth Date: 1953-06-07
Deceased Date: 1994-10-10
Ann Girtin - October 15th, 2021
Floyd Collins's senior picture 

Nancy Condit

Deceased Date: 2018-07-01
Nancy Condit

Author: Nelson Garcia
Published: 8/11/2018 10:28:43 PM, Channel 9 News,
Updated: 10:42 PM MDT August 11, 2018

DENVER — Growing up with his artistic Aunt Nancy Condit, Adam Condit says she always looked at life differently.

"She was intrigued by everything," said Adam Condit, her nephew. "I remember Christmas morning. It's like she could've been one of the kids with me and my sister."

Sixty-five-year-old Nancy Condit was killed after she was struck while riding her bike through Englewood on July 1 [2018]. Police say 33-year-old Dominique Cain hit Condit then fled the scene. Investigators eventually found Cain and she now faces charges of vehicular homicide.

"It was wild, I had seen her the day before," Adam Condit said.
He joins a packed house at the Sand Dollar Art Gallery. Nancy Condit ran the gallery with her father, who was also an artist. Saturday afternoon, Nancy Condit's family hosted an open house at Sand Dollar with her artwork on display.

"This is absolutely a way to celebrate Nancy," said Valerie Davis, Nancy Condit's cousin. "This was so perfect because this was Nancy's life."
She loved pottery and painting.

Her niece Traci Carpenter said much of her aunt's artwork was inspired by the outdoors.

"She loved being in nature. She loved everything about nature," Carpenter said. "She would notice things and observe things that nobody else would be aware of."

People came from all around the United States to honor Nancy Condit and her artwork. Her cousin, Susan Kelley came from Austin, Texas.
"I think it's a wonderful tribute to how she affected everybody," Kelley said. "What a fun person to know."

If people don't know Nancy Condit's artwork, they will certainly know her father's. William Condit was a famous watercolorist. In 1945, he designed the mountains which are still on the standard Colorado license plates.

One of Nancy Condit's painting is drawing attention. Recently, she finished painting a cyclist with angel wings.

"There's a lot of meaning you can go really deep into it," Carpenter said. "It makes me feel like she's okay and she wants all of us to know that she's okay."

Carol Wainwright - April 8th, 2022
Nancy Condit's senior picture
Carol Wainwright - October 14th, 2021
One of Nancy Condit's beautiful watercolors.
Ann Walker Girtin - October 14th, 2021
Collage of Nancy, including Nancy at her Sand Dollar Gallery and her watercolor of a bicyclist with angel wings

Carolyn Hummel (Cory)

Ann Girtin - October 14th, 2021
Caroline's senior picture. We were friends during our junior and senior years. I was shocked and sad to learn of her passing in the 1970's from what I remember as an aneurysm. 

Ann Walker Girtin