1969 40th Reunion

2009 Reunion Cruise


CHHS Athletic Activities Association Hall Fame Banquet 2008


Moving 1969 to new site www.chhs1969.com


Bike Tour 11/07
Grand Blvd
Capitol Hill Area

Sixties Reunion
August 2007

1969 Reunion Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Nov 11 2004

Allen Dukes Inducted into the Capital Hill Athletic/Activities Association Hall of Fame July 15, 2006



Pete Prieto
Class of 71
Pete, 56, of OKC, was welcomed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on April 26, 2009. He was born Feb. 24, 1953 in OKC to John S. and Dominga (Lujan) Prieto. Pete worked for USPS for 38 years. He was a proud member of the OU Sooner Club. He enjoyed collecting coins and stamps and called himself `The Pac-Daddy' for his love of playing Pac Man. Pete was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Daniel Prieto. Survivors include his sons, Peter and Christopher Prieto daughter, Danielle Prieto 2 grandchildren, Alysa and Alexis Prieto brothers, John, Frank and wife Ester, and Bob and wife Dianna Prieto sisters, Josie Watts, Juanita Baskell and husband Bob, and Mary Frances Rubio and husband Carlos as well as countless family and friends. Family will greet friends on Friday from 5-7PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Services to celebrate his life will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Cross of Calvary, 2401 SW 32nd St. Friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.vondelsmithmortu ary.com



Class of 70
Cathy Petkoff

Cathy Petkoff Former Anchorage resident Cathy Petkoff, 55, died Sept. 17, 2007, at home in Moore, Okla. A funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church, 4201 S. McKinley, Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial will be afterward at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City. Published in the Anchorage Daily News on 9/21/2007.

THOMAS HESTER NANCE went ahead of us to be with Jesus on Sunday November 24, 2002. He was born on August 3, 1951 to Hester and Vida Nance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He lived in Oklahoma except for the past three years where he lived in Plano, Texas. Tom graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1969. Throughout his life he worked in the heating and air conditioning field. Tom accepted the Lord as his personal Savior in 1994 at the Church of the Firstborn of Perkins, Oklahoma. Tom went to join his parents in heaven. His survivors include wife Debbie, three children, Craig Nance of Kingston, OK; Staci Mayes of Oklahoma City, OK; and Tiffany Galleher of Tulsa, OK; six grandchuldren: Jessica, Stephanie, Jacob, Hailey, Jared and Thomas Cole. As the only son and the youngest of four children, Tom left three loving sisters, Mary and husband Truman Talley of Oklahoma City, OK; Betty Nichols of Oklahoma City, OK; and Wanda and husband Keith Stinnett of Maud, OK; as well as aunt, uncles, cousins and many friends. A memorial service is scheduled for l0:00 am Saturday November 30, 2002 at Southern Hill Baptist Church, 8601 South Pennsylvania.




Class of 69

Joseph Paul Rowden


ROWDEN Joseph Paul, age 48, passed away unexpectedly at his home Jan. 3, 2000. He was born in OKC on Feb. 6, 1951 to Marion and Mary Rowden, who preceded him in death along with his sister Joyce Pitcock and brother Johnnie Rowden. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1969. He was an active member of the Marine Corps from 1970-1972. His professional work included Frontier Airlines, station agent, and State of Oklahoma, asbestos removal. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, camping, and watching football. He is survived by his daughter, Lyndsey & son, Jared; his siblings, Fred Rowden of Chandler, Jim Rowden of Bethany, Judy Connell of Rock Port, TX, Janis Rowden of OKC, Jeanie Kitchen of OKC, and Tina Rowden of OKC. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. at Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary with Rev. Ellis Risenhoover officiating



Former ECU Great Dies


Claudell Overton, former great East Central University athlete and high school basketball coach, died Monday following triple by-pass surgery. He was 68.

Overton was the scoring star of East Central's 1950 national runner-up team in the NAIA tournament in Kansas City, and he played both professional basketball and baseball before launching a coaching career which spanned 18 seasons and included stops at Addington, Edmond, Bacone College, Drumright, Capitol Hill and Norman.

He is one of eight Oklahoma athletes in the NAIA basketball Hall of Fame, being elected in 1974. He and East Central teammate Stacy Howell were chosen to the five-player 1950 all-tournament team following the 61-57 title game loss to Indiana State. Claudell scored 19 points in the championship game and was the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference scoring champion that season with a 21.6 average for 31 games, a stout total for those days.

Overton had experienced circulatory problems for the past several years, but the by-pass surgery was a sudden decision.

"That's why it's such a shock," said son Bo Overton. "He had gone in for an exploratory examination and they put him on the operating table within hours.

"The physician said everything went well and full recovery was expected. Then he had a heart attack in the recovery room. " Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday 1 in the Norman First Baptist Church.

Del City basketball coach Allen Dukes, one of the six All-State basketball players produced by Overton, said Claudell's strength was as a teacher of the game.

"He could take average athletes and mold them into basketball players," Dukes said. "As an offensive coach, he was hard to beat.

Post play was his main strength. He taught most of his kids post play regardless of their size. Then in a game he'd find out who couldn't cover a post and he'd take that kid inside. " Claudell's pro experience included three summers (1947-49) as a catcher in the Yankees' minor league chain, a season (1952) of touring with the Harlem Globetrotters, minor league basketball service in 1951 and 1953 at Waterloo, Iowa, and New York City and 15 games in the NBA (1953) with the Philadelphia Warriors. He averaged 3.9 points a game in his NBA stint.

Survivors include wife, Sue, and their three children - Bo, now basketball assistant at Louisiana Tech; Dee Solomon, a teacher at Noble, and Cara Overton of Dallas - and his older daughter from a previous marriage, Susan Craton of Tulsa.