1969 40th Reunion
CHHS Athletic Activities Association Hall Fame Banquet 2008
Moving 1969 to new site
Bike Tour 11/07
Capitol Hill Area
Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Nov 11 2004
Allen Dukes Inducted
into the Capital Hill Athletic/Activities Association Hall of Fame July 15, 2006
Class of 71
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
Class of 70
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.
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
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
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
Overton had experienced
circulatory problems for the past several years, but the by-pass surgery was a
"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.