Members: Log In
Keep Me Logged In
  Forgot Password?
Not a member?
Find and click on your name.


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 29.5%

A:   84   Joined
B:   201   Not Joined


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!



Who lives where - click links below to find out.

6 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
2 live in Florida
5 live in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
84 live in Texas
1 lives in Belgium
1 lives in Turkey
171 location unknown
8 are deceased


 "We've been through hell and now we're done, we're the Class of '71” 


Welcome to El Paso High School's Class Of '71 web site.







Marta Y. Belden Obituary

Belden, Marta Y.

Marta Y. Belden, born in El Paso, TX on Oct 16, 1952, crossed into the Promised Land April 10, 2015.

Marta was known for her dedication and service to others, as well as ministering to The Lord and to others by teaching Messianic Israeli Dance.

She is survived by her lifetime sweetheart and husband of 25 years Joel, her son Jonathan and his wife Lisette and their two boys, Riley and Noah, her son Matthew, and her siblings Manuel "Chato", Rosa, George, Robert, Corina, and Esperanza.
You can leave a condolence at

Strong-Thorne Life Events Center, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, 505-842-8800
If you are in Albuquerque and would like to attend her memorial services, it is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 pm at Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue, 529 Jefferson, NE, Albuquerque, NM,87108. After the memorial service there will be reception at the Church Hall located across the parking lot from the Synagogue.
We need to be at the funeral home at 8:15 am. The graveside burial services begins at 9:45 am in Santa Fe. The address to the cemetery is Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Our table was installed a couple of months ago, but the plaque was just recently added. Thank you to all who contributed. It is the best seat in the house. A special thanks to Frank Eaton, Kiko and Linda Barraza.


A committee was also formed to select the future outstanding ex. If you would llike to nominate someone please send your nomination to:

Committee would like to have a float in the annual Sun Bowl Parade that is held on Thanksgiving Day 2016. All former outstanding exes would be guests of honor on the float. There are approximately 46 living outstanding exes. If you or your business would like to contribute funds towards this or any centennial project please contact

The committee would like to get all EX-Tigers to join the Alumni Association. Cost is $10 per year. The membership money would go a long way to helping with the cost of future activities. For legal and privacy issues we will NOT provide your contact information. If you are interested please contact the Alumni Associaton or Michael Montes

The committee would like to get enough former Tigers to attend the Austin/EPHS football game on Sept 17,2016 to set a Guiness World Record. I think they said 3300 former Tigers would be needed. SAVE THE DATE, lets make this happen! Our Charles Hill has volunteered to contact Steve Kaplowitz who hosts Sports Talk on KROD 600 to see if the station would be willing to host their radio show from EPHS the week of the game

Request made for class reunions to incorporate the Football game on Saturday. Venues may get locked in early so if Class of 71 is going to have their seperate reuinion, planning needs to begin now. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING THE LEADERSHIP ROLE?

There is a plan in the preliminary stages to erect a new "E" on the side of C.D. Jarvis Drive (on Angie Street between the stadium and the gym. The artist rendition of the project looked very nice but the cost is expensive. Charles Hill suggested that EPHS could construct a wrought iron version with the letters EPHS, that could be lit on Friday nights in the stadium. The "E" on the mountain can never be used as the city will not give the schools permission to do so. Austin High and Irvin High still light their letters but they own their alumni groups own the land where their letters are erected. MAYBE WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT RAISING MONEY TO BUY THE LAND?  This idea is to be done in collaboration with the class of 2016.

Charles and Charlie




Our next EPHS Alumni Association meeting will take place on April 1, 2015 at Luby’s, 3601 N. Mesa St., El Paso, Texas 79901.  The meeting will start at 6pm and we will have a very special guest as EPHS Principal Kristine Ferret will be joining us to discuss the direction of the Centennial Celebration.  It is very important that everyone that attended the last meeting be in attendance this month as well.  I’m also asking that Class Representatives be in attendance that evening as we will begin going over very detailed plans for 2016.  Please make plans to join us and send us an RSVP so we can let Luby’s know how many to plan for and let’s put our best foot forward for Mrs. Ferret.

f you attended the last meeting and expressed interest in sitting on the new Board of Directors  or an Officer position please let us know what position you are interested in filling by responding to this email.  I’ve attached the board and officer breakdown for your review, these positions will be crucial going forward for the Alumni Association.  “Don’t let someone else handle it!!” 

The El Paso High Alumni Association is seeking nominations for Outstanding Ex for 2015, the nominee should meet the following requirements for consideration: 

1. The nominee must have graduated from EPHS.

2. The nominee should be a respected leader or representative of her/his profession and community.

3. The nominee should have a life long record of service and/or professional accomplishments.  

4. The nominee must be available to participate in homecoming activities for the fall of 2015, Oct. 7th-9th.  Deadline to receive nominations is Sunday May 31, 2015.  A letter of nomination and resume should be sent directly to The El Paso High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 5024, El Paso, Texas 79953 or by email to  This will be the last Outstanding Ex chosen at El Paso High for her first century so this will be quite the honor.  Remember there will be no Outstanding Ex the Centennial Year as we honor the Lady on the Hill and all of her previous Outstanding Exes. 

In other Tiger news EPHS has been cleaning house this spring and showing the rest of the city what an amazing student body we have and that we are easily the best 5A school in the area!!  EPHS sent Tigers in ACADEC, Swimming, Fine Arts (Band, Choir and Orchestra), National History Day and Mock Trial to State!!  I’m not sure if we have ever had a more successful spring semester.  Well done young Tigers, the Alumni Association is very proud of you.

History Tidbits:  As I read an article last week in the El Paso Times about El Paso basketball history I researched and found that the Tiger Boys program won state basketball titles in 1921, 1922, 1941 and 1947!!  That may be common knowledge but did you know the Tigers lost 4 other state championship games and overall made 11 trips to the State Final Four!!!  We can easily be considered the first basketball state powerhouse in Texas.

The attached photo is of the auditorium when the school opened and a current shot.  Easily considered one of the best and most beautiful venues in El Paso.

We look forward to seeing you on April 1, 2015 at 6pm. 


May Your Spirit Never Die Tigers,

Michael Montes


EPHS Alumni Association

EPHS Officers

President Vice President Treasurer Secretary

Michael Montes

Class of 1997

Ana Cisneros

Class of 1999

Ana Cisneros

Class of 1999

Rebecca Armenta Robinson

Class of 1991


Board of Directors

Homecoming C.D. Jarvis Tournament Communications Fundraising Membership
  2 Committee Members      




Key Member Roles:

Webmaster Class Representative


Melissa Ontiveros Marquez

Class of 1996








Homecoming Director

  • Coordinate selection of Outstanding Ex
  • Coordinate and assist with any reunion classes which may be expected
  • Coordinate Outstanding Ex dinner
  1. Menu
  2. Entertainment
  3. Outstanding Ex presentation
  4. Schedule (parade/Eve of the “E”)
  • Prepare presentation of Outstanding Ex
  • Coordinate schedule with school regarding Outstanding Ex Dinner schedule & Homecoming Friday activities
  • Gain permission from school and district allowing alumni to be on campus
  • Solidify location of events with school and various teachers Ex. Auditorium for history presentation; Mixer in Student Activities Room, etc……
  • Coordinate plaques for Outstanding Ex


Director of the C.D. Jarvis Tournament (Mandatory 2 to 3)

  • Find a corporate sponsor ($850 donation)
  • Find food donations for hospitality room (Thursday thru Saturday)
  1. Responsible for hospitality room: upkeep & staff
  2. Thursday & Friday requires only dinner
  3. Saturday requires breakfast and lunch
  • Assemble tournament program
  1. Coordinate with tournament coaches for rosters and team pictures
  2. Prepare digital file for printer – Perky Press
  • Coordinate and solicit ad sales
  • Coordinate volunteers for door and hospitality room
  1. Number of volunteers will vary depending on size of tournament and if we need to use both gyms or just one (8 vs. 10 teams)
  • Order and pick up trophies
  • Coordinate selection of all-tournament team
  1. Packets for coaches
  • Coordinate ticket sales at EPHS during week of Tournament (all day Thursday)
  • It is expected that Directors will be at C.D. Jarvis for the duration of the tournament Thursday morning thru Saturday early evening
  • Coordinate coaches gift/gift bags
  • Coordinate with any special guests which may appear during tournament (Special Alumni, Media, EPISD Representatives)

Director of Communications:

  • Send out/respond to group emails re: meetings, events, etc..
  • Respond to telephone calls from school
  • Initial telephone calls for various projects
  • Pass along pertinent information to other officers

Director of Fundraising

  • Coordinate all fundraisers/fund garnering gatherings for the Alumni Association
  • Coordinate and facilitate with Treasurer with group fundraising goals
  • Run online store for out of town Alumni

Membership Director

  • Responsible for membership inventory
  • Responsible for membership budget/goals
  • Responsible for sending out notice of membership renewal



Museum Coordinator/Historian

  • Facilitate use of the museum for all guests
  • Maintain artifacts
  • Keep museum ready for presentation


  • Administer all website content
  • Should be familiar with Wordpress program/application

Class Representatives Coordinator

  • Reach out to and work with Class Representatives
  • Facilitate meetings with group
  • Continual conversation to check on their status

Database Director:

  • Maintain and upkeep database
  1. Position already held by Melissa Ontiveros Marquez


7.05        President.  The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Corporation and shall call and preside over meetings of the Board and shall exercise such powers as may be delegated to him or her by the Board and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Corporation.  He or she may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Corporation thereunto authorized by the Board, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments which the Board has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the Corporation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed or executed; and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of president and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time.  The President shall have authority to employ any person on behalf of the Corporation and to fix their compensation.


7.06.       Vice?Presidents.  In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice?President (or in the event there be more than one vice?president, the vice?presidents in the order designated, or in the absence of any designation, then in the order of their election) shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President.  Any vice?president may sign any instruments the Board has authorized to be executed, with the Secretary or any assistant secretary; and shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board.

(Vice President and/or Secretary will be 2nd signatory on bank account: VP is also in charge of Scholarship Committee)

  • That counselors have current scholarship application in early spring
  • Update scholarship information
  • Set meeting for review of applications
  • Notify counselors of recipients
  • Prepare remarks/present at Cap n Gown


7.07.       Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall:

A.     Have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Corporation; receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the Corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such moneys in the name of the Corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of these Bylaws; and

B.     In general, perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board.


7.08.       Secretary.  The Secretary shall:

A.     Keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board in one or more books provided for that purpose;

           B.     See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws, or as required by law;

                     C.     Be custodian of the Corporation records; and

D.     In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board.