Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar High School
This photo is from Orenda '57
Class of 1957 Web Site
Updated 18 October 2015
March 2013: I have permanently moved the Lamar 1957 site to this new URL, and am planning to catch up with a lot of information for this web site that I haven't had time to enter.
Unfortunately, that includes several obituaries. I am now using italics for the name of deceased classmates. Check back from time to time. You can also send me new information and it should be put up promptly. My email address for this is lamar @ amesiowa.us
FIFTIETH REUNION REPORT
The Fiftieth Reunion in November 2007 has come and gone! A great success thanks to all the work by Nancy Nunnery Brock and her crew. I'll be putting up some reports and photos over the next weeks and adding new material, like pages directly from Orenda '57. Keep checking back from time to time. And, oh yes, missing classmates are still turning up.
There were two events, on Friday and Saturday nights: Friday night a barbecue/dance at the nursery, with live music from the Grateful Geezers,
and Saturday night a buffet dinner at the River Oaks Country Club, with DJ dance music.
At the 50th Reunion in November 2007 Tommy Feagins provided the following information about 559 Lamar 1957 High School graduates whose whereabouts are known:
132 or 23.6% live out of state
342 or 61.2% live in the Houston metropolitan area
85 or 15.2% live elsewhere in Texas
Out of State 132 23.6 %
Houston Metro Area 342 61.2 %
Texas 85 15.2 %
- Remember Gail Jordan, Lamar '59? She performed at the Houston Club, often singing with Eddie Gerlach's Orchestra and also with the
Roberto Compean Quintet. She passed away in 1997, and her son, Danny Gillespie, is trying to locate records of her singing. If you can help, contact Danny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email me (at
information about yourself and what you've been up to the last few
decades, and perhaps attach a nice picture of you or your family.
See the examples below. If you have your own web site, let us know about it.
- Do you remember what you
looked like October 28, 1956? And who took your picture that day? I've
scanned my copy of the panoramic class photograph (in five parts,
reassembled but not perfectly).
Click on this photo for an enlarged version.
- If you can identify
yourself or anyone else, let me know. I can email you a higher-resolution
jpeg file of yourself and those around you. I am also preparing a list of
names by row and position in the row. I'm second from the right at the end
of row 2 (counting from the bottom). The twelve rows I will use are marked
on this photograph.
- Here's my current list
of persons identified, by row, starting from the bottom row and going left
to right (but I have some new identifications to be added soon):
- Row 1 (bottom row):
- Row 2: ...,
Laurent Hodges, ? (right end)
- Row 3:
- Row 4:
- Row 5:
- Row 6:
- Row 7:
- Row 8: …, Fleetwood Warner (14th from right)
- Row 9:
- Row 10:
- Row 11:
- Row 12 (top row): 9: Jarred Sloan, 10: David Spoor, 11: Ron Whiteley, 12: ?, 13: John Stanford
- The 40th Reunion - featuring
cocktails, buffet, and dancing - took place Saturday night, October 25,
1997, at the River Oaks Country Club Ballroom.
- A large crowd of
Texans and non-Texans showed up. The non-Texans were mainly from the
West Coast - not many from the East Coast or the Midwest. Beth Clark
Price came all the way from London!
- Everyone looked
great! (Maybe those who don't look great didn't come?) Mature and
dignified, for the most part. Sure, the average weight of the class
seems to have gone up a few pounds, but many classmates would fit into
their 1957 outfits.
- An incredible number
of different occupations and activities: aerospace engineering,
architecture, art, chemical engineering, dermatology, graphic art, law, military,
physics, surgery, writing, .... Some still active, some retired.
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- A colleague who went to
a 40th Reunion in Missouri a few years ago warned me I'd be surprised by how
many big egos there'd be, so I was expecting some. I WAS surprised! Zero,
as far as I could tell.
- Thanks to the committee
that organized the reunion: Jim Bertrand, Penny Hess Butler, Ernest
Conner, Peggy Wheeler Parks, Amy Bradford Ufer, Nancy Nunnery Brock,
Colette Lebourg Grinstead, Carolyn Burton Hamilton, Rhetta Duty Davis,
- If you didn't make it
and haven't yet contacted the reunion group, email Ernest Conner at email@example.com.
Names of deceased classmates are in italics
- Honored by Lamar as a Distinguished Lamar Alumnus, April 17, 2013
- Football letterman at Lamar: B team in 1954, A team in 1955 and 1956.
- Attended Rice University and played as a defensive tackle 1959-1961.
- Head football coach at Rice University from 1978-1983 and at Lamar University 1986-1989.
- Elected mayor of Ruidoso, New Mexico, in 2010.
- Wikipedia article on Ray Alborn
Allison, Jim Choyce
- Graduated from The
University of Texas with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a degree
in Business Administration.
- First marriage to
Marilyn McKee of our class; two children (Jennifer and Julie) and four
- Married for 29
years (as of early 2006) to Judith (Judy) - one daughter, Amy, graduate
of the law school at the University of Washington in Seattle, now an
attorney in Seattle.
- Lived on a ranch aout 60 miles southeast of Dallas. Previously lived two years in
Frisco, Texas. Previously lived 24 years in Imperial, Nebraska.
- Was a real estate
broker in the states of Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Texas. Judy was a
real estate broker in Texas and Nebraska. They also brokered mortgages.
- Jim displayed his
musical talent on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on December 19, 2005.
Read about it here.
Jim provided the information above some years ago. Unfortunately, he passed away on October 22, 2010. Here is his obituary:
Services for Jim Choyce Allison, 71 of Eustace will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank. Minister Chris Schoolcraft will officiate and interment will follow at the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery.
Allison was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Jacksonville and died unexpectedly Oct. 22, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Previously of Imperial, Nebraska, he was a resident of Eustace for the past eight years. He recently retired from Allison Realty, Inc.
He worshipped with the First United Methodist Church in Mabank and was also a Rotary Club member and involved with the Sabine-Neches RC&D.
He graduated from Lamar High School in Houston in 1957; and in 1963, he graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in chemical engineering and business.
He put himself through college on a track scholarship, throwing the shot and discus for the UT track team.
After graduation, he worked for Humble Oil, as a chemical engineer. Other careers followed, including stockbroker, rea estate broker, appraiser, aviator, quirky musician and entrepreneur.
He married Judith Merrit in 1976. After 24 special years of living the good life in Nebraska, they moved to Texas and settled on the old family homeplace in Eustace, which Jim dearly loved.
He cherished his family and his many, many friends. We will miss him dearly and forever remember his smile.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Allison, Eustace; daughters Jennifer Frankovsky, Austin; Julie Rowland and husband Tipton, Austin; and Amy Allison of Seattle, Wash.; brother Brian Allison, Denton, grandchildren Drake and Chase Rowland, Joseph and Brooke Frankovsky; other family and many loving friends.
Pallbearers are Brian Allison, Tipton Rowland, Ryan Crossman, Lee Traghella, Rusty Pharmakis and David LaRue with honorary poll bearers Johnny, Harvey and Bobby Allison and Glen Cornelius.
Alvarez, Paul Cate (Jim)
From the Houston Chronicle (June 9, 2002):
PAUL CATE ALVAREZ, died June 7, 2002 of Alzheimer's disease. Paul was born in Houston, Texas, May 30, 1939 to
Margaret Cate Alvarez and John Arthur Alvarez, M.D. He was a fifth generation
Texan and a life member of the San Jacinto Chapter, Sons of the Republic of
Texas. Paul was a member of BSA Troop 54, sponsored by Poe Elementary School;
attended Houston public schools and graduated from Lamar Senior High in 1957.
Paul earned a BA from Sewanee, the University of the South and was a member of
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He later received an advanced degree from The
American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, in Foreign
Trade, an MBA degree from New York University, and also obtained Certification
for Financial Planning, CFP. Paul's career began with Lykes Bros. Steamship Co.
Paul later entered into commercial banking with City Bank of New York. He was
last employed with First of Chicago and Credit Swisse of New York. Paul was a
member of Trinity Church, St Paul's Chapel, in New York, City. He is preceded
in death by his father in 1941. Paul is survived by his mother, Margaret Cate
Weaver and brother, John Arthur Alvarez, Jr. of Houston, and four children;
Paul Cate Alvarez, Jr. and wife, Mary Alice, of Austin, TX., Alicia Elizabeth
Alvarez of Dallas, TX., Sibley Ann Alvarez, Dallas, TX., and Peter William
Alvarez of Forney, TX., grandsons, Zane Lindsey Alvarez, Knox Cate Alvarez, and
Cole Brackett Alvarez of Austin, TX., Nephews and niece, John Arthur Alvarez
111, Ray Starr Alvarez, Matthews Cate Alvarez and Starr Alvarez Zaleski. A
memorial service celebrating Paul's life will be held at 1030 a.m., Tuesday, in
the chapel of St Paul's Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests a donation, in Paul's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 6161 Savoy
St. Houston, TX 77036, or Sewanee, the University of the South, 735 University
Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 37383.
Anderson-Riegel, Janice (Janice Anderson in 1957)
Anderson, John Turley
Bailey, Light (Light Bailey German)
- Received B.A. and
M.A. degrees from University of Houston and Ph.D. from University of
Texas at Austin.
- Taught English at
University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&I,
Prairieview A&M, Concordia Lutheran University, St. Edward's
University, Austin Community College
- Currently Owner,
Director, Writing Teacher of Huntington-Surrey High School and Director
of Writing at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
- Married 38 years to
Bob German (Lamar High School Class of '52); two sons Raad and Kirk.
Lives in Austin.
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baird, Brenda (Brenda Baird Connelly)
- Address: 12618 Trail
Hollow, Houston, TX 77024
- home telephone
BA in Psychology from University of Texas; Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
- Occupational History:
Personnel Placement Counselor
- Has 6 children and 5
grandchildren as of 2002. Children:
- Don (born
4-27-60) Owns the antiques and design store "AREA" in Houston
- Jennifer (born
7-3-61) Lives in Jakarta, Indonesia with husband and 2 children
- Larry (born 4-1-63) Landscape architect in Austin Texas
- Eileen (born 12-28-65) Lives in Nashville, TN with husband and 3 children
- Tessa (born 6-3-78) Professional ballerina with Boulder Ballet; also teaches
- Lisa (born 12-10-80) Currently enrolled at University of Colorado
- Currently makes period costumes for children
- Email address: email@example.com
Obituary from Houston Chronicle, June 4, 2010:
BRENDA BAIRD CONNELLY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, the 2nd of June 2010, at the age of 70. She was born in on the 30th of June, 1939 in Houston, TX to Mary Louise Burch Baird and Dr. Vallient Clinton Baird. She is predeceased by her brother Clint Baird and is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Davis.Brenda graduated from Lamar High School in 1957 and attended the University of Texas where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a member of The Junior League and The Women's Group of Houston.She is predeceased by her brother Clint Baird and is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Davis.Brenda is survived by her former husband, D.A. Tony Connelly and her six children: Don Connelly of Houston, Jennifer Fitts (Travis) of Houston, Larry Connelly of Austin, Eileen Smith (Jim), of Nashville, Tessa Daines (Jason) of Denver, and Lisa Connelly of Houston. The marriage ended but Brenda and Tony remained good friends, sharing the joy of their children and grandchildren.Brenda's greatest legacy is her six children and grandchildren: Garrett, (17), and Carter (15), Fitts of Houston, Cliint (15), Rachel (13), Catherine (9) Smith of Nashville, and Lea (11 months) on Denver. Like so many who were in her life, Brenda saw the potential in her children and encouraged each to their own greatness. The counsel and advice she offered was usually right-on, as her instincts were coming from a place of wisdom and caring.She was a leader in the placement field, and in 1984 was given the highest honor in the state of Texas in recognition of her expertise in recruiting and placing top administrative staff. A majority of her placements were for Houston's leading executives.Brenda's creativity and special talents showed themselves in countless ways. She was an amazing cook who would prepare beautiful meals without benefit of recipes, something she loved to do for large groups of family and friends. She was a beautiful seamstress and created items such as dance costumes, home decor for family and friends, and most recently created a complete nursery for the joy of her life, Lea.In addition to her loving children, and grandchildren, Brenda leaves her precious dog Chula, her longtime friend and housekeeper Flora Castro, and special friend Jose Contreras, who visited her daily when her health was failing. All will miss her and that special twinkle in her eye.The memorial service is to be conducted at three o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 5th of June, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Laurence Connelly is to officiate.Immediately following the service, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent Grand Foyer.In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice.
Baker, Albert Joseph
Baldwin, Nancy (Nancy Stokes)
- 6750 Hillcrest
Plaza Dr., Suite 304, Dallas, Texas 75230. Phone: 800-386-2631 or
- From Nancy's page at http://www.marsvenus.com:
Nancy Stokes is a TX State
Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Counseling
Psychology. She's been president of four organizations and in "Who's
Who." *** Her Dallas practice always emphasizes Relationship Issues,
from Imago work of Dr.Harville Hendrix to the best-selling author of Mars
& Venus books, Dr.John Gray, by whom she was personally trained. ***
Nancy enjoys brief, impactful therapy, often using NLP, interactive imagery
work and Ericksonian Hypnosis. *** Seminar Author, Presenter and Public
Speaker for 20+ years, overlapping 12 years of corporate world experience,
perhaps makes Nancy a bit different from many therapists. She gives
interactive seminars such as Dealing with Difficult People, Power
Communication for Women, and Innovative Problem Solving. *** Facilitator at
companies such as Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments, Nancy has
instructed at four colleges (e.g., Univ. of Texas), and been a Presenter at
5 State and at 4 National Conventions. *** Nancy was a Co-Host of a weekly
radio talk show in Dallas and has made several area TV appearances.
Ballard, Mary Kathlyn (Mary Kathlen Montgomery)
Barbour, Carl Curtis
Barnett, Marie (Marie Barnett Roberts)
- Retired in 2000 as
Vice President for Human Resources from 25+ years at Transocean, Inc.,
an international offshore drilling company.
- Single now, living
in Bellaire; has 2 children and 4 grandchildren
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrett, Chauncey (Chauncey Barrett Boone)
Living in Palestine
Obituary for Dominic Barzilla:
DOMINIC DONALD BARZILLA, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Monday, the 20th of October 2008 at the age of 69. Dominic was born in Houston on December 7, 1938. He attended Lamar High School, then the University of Texas where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. Upon graduation he entered the insurance business where he has spent his entire career taking professional and personal care of his many clients and friends. Dominic was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Cecilia Barzilla. Dominic is survived by Brenda, his loving wife of 46 years; his daughter, Melanie Bayer, and her husband, Scott; and his son, Dominic Paul Barzilla and his wife, Shanda. Dominic is also survived by his adoring grandchildren Christina, Zach and Linden Bayer and Dominic and Julianna Barzilla. He is also survived by his three brothers and sister-in-laws, Joe and Fran, Charlie and Vicki, his youngest brother, Sammy and his many loving family members. Dominic had an amazing zest for life and the most generous spirit. He was an honorable, loving, caring, and devoted man. His integrity was immeasurable. His profession of faith was demonstrated through the selfless way he lived his life. Dominic cherished spending time with his family and many life long friends. He will be profoundly missed by all. In his final days, he found great strength and comfort resting in the palms of God's hands. Now we take comfort knowing he is with our Lord and Savior. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 22nd of October, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where a recital of the rosary will be held at seven o'clock. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 23rd of October at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Road in Houston, where Msgr. Frank Rossi will serve as officiant. Rite of Interment will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway in Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that contributions in Dominic's memory be directed to the charity of one's choice.
Bayer, Thomas Steele
Beggs, Susan (Susan Beggs-Baker Lambert) - Updated November 2007
- Graduated from Baylor University in 1961 with degree in Business Administration. Received Masters of Public Health from The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston in Public Health Administration in 1970, and Masters of Science (1972) and Ph.D. (1979) from Ohio State University in Health Policy and Planning.
- 1961-1972, worked at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston mainly in the development of health information systems; 1972-2001, on the faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine mainly in the development and implementation of community outreach and education programs.
- First marriage to Robert L. Baker, two children (J. David Baker, 1975 – People Soft Consultant in Dallas and Bonnie Baker, 1976, completing Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2007 at TWU, Dallas)
- Married in 1990 to Allan Lambert, Executive Recruiter, Watkins and Associates, Houston
Retired in 2001 and live with Allan at Sun City Texas, 406 Dove Hollow Trail, Georgetown, Texas 78633; 512-863-4000. Email: email@example.com, enjoying every imaginable fun activity, including golf, tennis, bicycling, duplicate bridge, roller blading, swimming, etc.
Bell, Robert Joseph
Bender, Sharon Louise
Berry, James Vernon
Berthiaume, Sheridan (Sherry)
- Education: BA Rice, BSEE S.M.U, MSIE University of Houston
- Married Janet Carter. Has two boys, Stuart and Paul, and five grandchildren.
- Worked for NASA - JSC, Houston. Retired in 1994.
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web site: www.ktc.com/~sberthia. Check for
family pictures, Sherry's nice astronomical photos, and more!
Bertrand, James Richard
Black, Richard Pat
Black, Robert Joseph
Blanton, Jane (Jane Blanton Sims)
- Received BA from
SMU and MA from New Mexico State University
- Retired in May 2002
after many years of teaching; various subjects and levels, most recently
world geography at Del Valle High School in the Ysleta ISD (El Paso,
Texas). Works part-time at Sew What's New, selling sewing machines and
teaching how to use them.
- Married twice, currently
divorced. Has one daughter (married, 3 granddaughters, one
great-grandson) and two sons.
- Active in Lions
Club at club and district levels.
- Address 1021
Mohegan Lane, El Paso, TX 79912; telephone is 915-833-6192
- Email address: email@example.com
Bloxsom, Wayne Harrison
Boor, Carolyn (Carolyn Boor Cannon)
- In the class
panorama picture: 4th row, 3rd from the right, in a plaid or checkered
- Married; William
"Bill" Sam Cannon for 43 years
- Educated at the University
- "My main work
has been wife and mother; I have: 15 years as Girl Scout Leader, 1 term
on the Board of San Jacinto Girl Scouts, 5 terms as Vacation Bible
School Director, many years as Water Safety Instructor for the Red
Cross, 15 years as treasurer of St. Peter's Parish Day School, and many
other volunteer positions."
- Three children; Cay
(born 1961), Connie (1965) and Sam (1975)
- Six grandchildren;
Rebecca (1992), Parker (1994), Emerson (1995), Jordan (1996), Calvin
(1998) and Nathan (2000)
- "Currently I
am; enjoying my grandchildren, researching our genealogy and studying
- Address: 14726 Bay
Pointe Lane, Montgomery, Texas 77356 - On Lake Conroe. Phone 936 447
- Email address: Oma@txucom.net
Borneman, Bill Brian
Bowlin, Kathleen (Kathleen Bowlin Meyer)
Baylor, B.S. in Chemistry - after brief sojourns to U of Houston, and Western Reserve U.
In 1960, married John Paul Meyer. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, American U., Beirut, Lebanon, and U of Minn., B.A., and Union Theo. Seminary (NYC), B.D.
He was ordained an Episcopal priest at St. John Cathedral in NYC.
We thus proceeded to Cleveland OH (Paul born ’61), then to NYC (Erika born ’63) and where John was grad. student at The General Seminary. Then to Alton Ill. (Johanna born ’67), and then to Carbondale Ill. (Karl born ’69) where John served as Episcopal Chaplain at the Univ., for 5 years. There, I served open house dinners once a week, while completing an M.S. from the Nutrition dept., school of Home Ec., at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Then on to Geneva, Ohio (northeast of Cleveland) and finally to Detroit in 1977.
1984 at Wayne State University, I completed a 2 year undergraduate program (CUP) to become a registered dietitian. I worked for the WIC and the Maternal Child Health programs, and for a couple of years in an out-patient cancer unit at Henry Ford Hosp.
We were drawn to Detroit to be part of an inner city, charismatic, communal community.
An offspring of the Church of the Redeemer in Houston. We remained there only 2 years, but decided to move only across downtown to a historical neighborhood, where we eventually
re-habbed an 1885 house where we still reside. In ’79 John began to minister at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, from which he retired in ’02. St. Peter’s also houses the Catholic Worker soup kitchen.
Paul lives in Cabin John Maryland, and presides over the household of his wife, Jennifer O’Connor, partner in a D.C. law firm, and Ian 6 and Dylan 4. He has worked as a programmer analyst; now studying to teach math in high school setting.
Erika is rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Cortez, CO, lives with her son Johann 9. Her husband, Carl Hedlund, (Ph.D. Univ. of Utah) died at age 38, in 2003. Before college he was a diesel mechanic, and did some work on biodiesel fuels.
Johanna is a choreographer and dancer, and earns a living as a Pilates instructor, and is married to writer, actor, Aaron Landsman, who teaches business side of the arts, etc. They live in Brooklyn NY
Karl lives in Brooklyn, and ekes out a living playing his fiddle, wherever, even on the sidewalk.
Bowman, Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Fain)
- Address: 312 West
Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
- Phone: 830 - 990 -
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent, Robert James
Bridges, William Jackson
Brock, James Henry
- Graduate of the University of Texas
- Married Judy Fleming- Lamar class of 1958. We have two sons and four grandchildren all of whom live in Florida. Both sons graduated form University of Florida.
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon founder member.
- Business career took me to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for 31 years as president of Finance & Insurance Management Company.
- Retired 2001 and came home to Cordillera Ranch out from Boerne, Texas.
- Interests: Art, investments, traveling, hunting, fishing.
- Sister and many friends in Houston.
- Picture: 28th on 2nd row of class 1957 fold out.
- Address: 554 Cordillera Trace, Cordillera Ranch, Boerne, Texas 78006
- E-Mail: email@example.com; Phone: 830-336-3461
Cardin, Robert Walter
Carroll, Sara Catherine "Cathy" (Sara Harper)
Carter, William Harold (Hank)
Hank passed away on March 20, 2009 (obituary below)
He is listed in Marquis Who's Who ( WW in America, the World, East, South
& Southwest, Science & Engineering volumes) during 1994-2002. This
now reads: Carter, William Harold, physicist, researcher, electrical
engineer; b. Houston, Nov. 17, 1938; s. William Henry and Fannie (Augusta)
C.; children: William Harold Jr., Elizabeth Lee. BSEE, U. TX 1962, MSEE,
1963, Ph.D. 1966. Rsch. asst. U. Tex., Austin, 1962-66, program dir.
O/ORD/DDS&T/CIA, 1966-69, Rsch. assoc. U. Rochester, NY., 1969-70; rsch.
physicist Naval Research Lab., Washington, 1971-93; prof. U. Nebr., Lincoln,
1981-82; instr. Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, 1989-1993; program dir. NSF,
Arlington, VA., 1993-1994; vis. rsch. fellow U. Reading, Eng., 1976-77; vis.
scientist applied physics lab. Johns Hopkins U., Columbia, MD. 1991-92.
Topical Editor for J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 2000-. Contbr. numerous articles to
profl. jours. Cellist Alexandria (VA) Symphony, 1979-88, Georgetown Symphony
(DC), 1981-02. Capt. U. S. Army, 1967-69. Fellow Optical Soc. Am., Internat.
Soc. for Optical Engring. (chmn. tech. coun. 1980-82, chmn. pub. com.
1981-83, chmn. fellows com. 1986); mem. IEEE (sr., conf. chmn. 1988), Am.
Phy. Soc., Cosmos Club, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi. Achievements
include co-discovery of the quasi-homogeneous source model; research in
coherence, in applications of speckle phenomena, and in processing of images
and data from optical sensors.
Linda & Hank on PPTC Bicycle
Click to enlarge
Obituary from the Washington Post, April 17, 2009:
Physicist and Engineer Researched Optics
April 17, 2009
William H. "Hank" Carter, 70, a research physicist and electrical engineer who worked for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington from 1971 to 1993 and conducted research in optics, concentrating on the statistical properties of light, died March 20 at Suburban Hospital. He had pulmonary fibrosis.
As part of his graduate work, Dr. Carter designed and built one of the first lasers in Texas. Drawing on that foundation, he conducted research on the nature of laser light, holography, digital image processing and analysis, and coherence theory, which describes the random behavior of light.
With physicist Emil Wolf, he was a co-discoverer of the quasi-homogeneous source model. This concept showed succinctly the relationship between the intensity and coherence of light at the source and at great distances from the source and was used as a starting point for many other studies.
In time, this general area of research, to which Dr. Carter contributed, evolved and facilitated the development of practical military and civilian applications, such as weapons systems, medical imaging, printing, various types of instrumentation, and industrial and commercial processes.
He was a fellow emeritus of the SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering and the Optical Society of America, where he was a former editor of its journal. His other professional affiliations included the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and he wrote more than 80 articles for professional journals. He lectured in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, among other schools.
William Harold Carter was a Houston native and a 1961 electrical engineering graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He also received a master's and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the school, in 1963 and 1966, respectively. He did postdoctoral work in physics at the University of Rochester.
During Army service in the late 1960s, he was assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency's office of research and development. From 1993 to 1994, he was program director for quantum electronics, waves and beams at the National Science Foundation.
He played cello with the Alexandria Symphony and other orchestras and chamber groups. His memberships included the Cosmos Club and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. He had a pilot's license.
His marriage to Lynda Craft Carter ended in divorce.
Survivors include his companion of more than 20 years, Linda Demlo, who divided her time between homes in Chevy Chase and Fairfax County; two children from his marriage, William H. Carter Jr. of Littleton, Colo., and Elizabeth Carter of Yoakum, Tex.; a brother; and two grandsons.
Causey, William Thomas
Christopher, Thomas Daniel
Claiborne, Thomas Stirling
- Member of Awahoo, Band, and Orchestra at Lamar.
Clark, Elizabeth Jane (Beth) (Elizabeth Jane Price)
- M.A. from
University of Oklahoma
- Married since 1960
to A. J. (Tony) Price.
- Mother of 5 and
grandmother of 3 as of October 1997.
- Currently residing
in England. Has lived in Mexico, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, Taiwan,
Singapore, and Belgium.
- Partner in
international purchasing organization for high-tech manufacturers. Their
web address is http://www.van-norden.com
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark, George D.
- Undergraduate degree
from Georgia Institute of Technology; MBA from Texas Tech
- Spent 14 years in U.S.
Army in OR/SA Special Career Program
- Parter in investment
counseling firm in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Email address: email@example.com
Clark, Randolph Lee
Clark, Robert Willis
Cole, Judy (Judy Cole Talkington)
- In the class
panorama photo: on the 7th row from the bottom, 12th person from the
- Attended Rice University
and earned a B.A. in History (1961)
- Married to Paul
Talkington (42 years). Two children: Judy Champion (a human resources
consultant) and John Talkington (a computer network consultant). Three
grandchildren (so far, as of 2002): Christopher (a musician) 14, Sara 6
(likely to be a teacher), and Rachel 3 (probably an engineer like her
- "I have done a
number of different things in my checkered career including trading the
commodity futures market and computer programming for a lumber wholesaler,
9 years as Educational Technology Consultant for a local school district
and most recently Information Systems Purchasing Coordinator for a local
brokerage firm. I look forward to retiring in October 2003. At that time
I will probably return to volunteering as a docent at Old City Park in
- "I especially
enjoyed the information about the faculty on the web site. It is my
experience that school as well as corporate culture tends to come from
the top. The principal and faculty are responsible for creating and
maintaining it. I have friends who don't believe me when I talk about
the atmosphere at Lamar when we were there. They remember high school as
a place where only athletes, cheerleaders and beauty queens got any
respect. I have always remembered Lamar as a place where all talents of
whatever kind were appreciated. I wonder whether our classmates have the
same recollection, or if I am looking at the past through rose colored
glasses. At any rate, I would love to see our class do something in honor
of the faculty. Mae Gates was my English teacher for all three years and
I remember her fondly. I am trying to get information about H. Lel Red,
our math teacher, through the Rice University Historical Society. She
was a member of the first graduating class at Rice and like so many of
the faculty at Lamar had taught at Sam Houston High School before Lamar
opened. My parents attended the old Sam Houston (Class of 1929). My
father had math from Miss Red and took Latin under the legendary Miss
Brumby. He said that he was terrified of Miss Brumby. She made him take
a fourth year of Latin so her class would make and she could continue
with the Latin Debate Society. I would love to hear about Mr. Duggan.
Wherever he is, I'm sure he is disappointed in us because we have not
re-written the Texas Constitution YET."
- Living in Dallas at 7814 Eagle Trail, 75238.
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conner, Ernest Arren
- Graduate of
Southern Methodist University Law School
- Practicing law in
- Email address: email@example.com
Cooper, Thomas Jackson
- At Lamar, was member of Band, R.O.T.C., and Texas Junior Academy of Science.
Obituary from the Houston Chronicle
Thomas Jackson Cooper died on November 12, 2012. He was born June 23, 1939, in Georgetown, Texas, to Tommie and Ona Lee Cooper. His family moved to Houston in 1952. After graduating from Lamar High School, he attended Texas A&M University and was in the Texas Aggie Band. He completed his bachelors degree at Sam Houston State University. Tom worked in the Houston Chronicle mail room for about forty years.
In retirement, he filled his time pursuing his hobbies and was a member of the Bellaire Coin Club, Pasadena Coin Club and Greater Houston Coin Club. For several years, he has been a sponsor of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston and was a regular attendee at Houston Grand Opera and Opera in the Heights productions.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, by infant twin sisters Caroline and Suzanne Cooper, and by younger brother Bill Cooper. He is survived by his sisters Connie Byers and her husband John, Bette Lambert and her husband Bill, good friend Kulla Markantonis, numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the excellent caregivers he has had during various hospitalizations this year with special thanks to Dr. Ariel Velasco, Dr. Shiraz Dhanani and the wonderful staff at Memorial Da Vita Dialysis.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012, in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom's memory to the Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St. Houston, TX 77029 or to the charity of your choice.
- Married to Sandy Cordell
- Address: 2935 Country Blub Boulevard, Sugarland, TX 77478-3627
- Phone: 281-277-9548
Culver, Linda (Linda Culver Rubadue)
- Graduated from
California State University with a degree in English/Spanish.
teaching junior high for several years, I had 2 daughters. I was married
to a colonel in the air force for 18 years and lived all over the place.
I worked for AT&T in Seattle, WA and then transferred to Bell Labs
in Columbus, Ohio. I retired a year ago, and moved back to Seattle. My
husband and I live on beautiful Lake Goodwin. I would love to hear from
any of my old friends. Life for me is so perfect right now. Hearing from
old friends would just be icing on the cake."
- Email address: JohnRubadue@aol.com
Driscol, Corliss (Corliss Driscol Richardson)
- Husband is James
- Address: 228 E. Sea
Wall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550.
Dunlap, Robert J. (Bob)
Ekman, Ellen Ethel (Ellen Ellis)Name
Fargason, Karen (Karen Fargason Mauermann)
Faris, Sara Jane
(Sara Jane Alameda)
- Goes by
- Living in Lakeport,
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feagins, Thomas Jackson
- Received B.S. in
civil engineering from Texas A&M University
- Principal at Walter P. Moore and Associates. (Still making the world a better place to
- Three children:
Matthew (also with Walter P. Moore and Associates' Parking Division) has
twin boy and girl, Susan (has 3 children), and Kelly (a graphics designer,
DBA Maximum Designs) - all residing in the Houston area
- Can be seen
boating, bird hunting, fishing and playing golf.
- Email address: email@example.com
Tom is at the upper left with his son Matthew on his left. He is holding
Colleen Feagins, whose brother Ryan is inspecting the toy parking garage.
. . .
- 3/28/58 Married
Nancy Frost, class of 57; she passed away April 21, 2004. 1963: with
pregnant wife and 3 year old son opened a custom picture frame shop.
Over the next 33 years opened 43 stores including 2 chains including
U-Frame-It and stores now known as Deck The Walls, a national chain with
over 250 franchised locations. 1973: divorced.
- 1984: with son Jim
purchased Goodson's Cafe; at that time Goodson's sat 42, now seats 225.
- 1984: named One Of
Top 10 Outstanding Contributors to the picture framing industry over the
prior 30 years.
- 1996: married
- Four children, 6
- Currently still at
Goodson's, but working on plans for a new Texas theme steak house for NW
Houston to be known as STEAMBOAT HOUSE RESTAURANT. The original
Steamboat House was the final home of Texas hero Sam Houston. The
restaurant will be all about Texas history and Sam Houston in
particular, with a 16-foot statue of Sam on a 12-foot base out front, of
course on the Sam Houston Parkway.
associated with the Texas International Education Consortium
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frost, Nancy (Nancy Fogarty)
- Died April 21, 2004 of amyloidosis
Gandy, Sally Jean
- Died April 21, 2013
- Obituary from Houston Chronicle, April 28, 2013:
- Sally Jean Gandy,
73, of Fayetteville, AR, and formerly of Houston, TX, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Springdale, AR. She was born August 23, 1939 in Houston to Joseph Ruel Gandy and Mary Leah (Hammond) Gandy. Sally was a Methodist, entrepreneur, an avid reader, loved to travel and cook, and her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She is survived by her three children: Tracey McMillan of Denver, CO, Karyn Derby and her husband David of Fox Island, WA, David Womack and his wife Cathy of Fayetteville, AR, her sister Susan Warzetha and her husband Frank of Montgomery, TX, and six grandchildren, Katy, Emma, Hannah, Jackson, Haley and Erin. Memorial contributions may be made to the CurePSP Foundation at PSP.org.
- Mike designed our Orenda '57
- Check out his artwork on his website: michaeljgibson.com
- Email address: email@example.com
Greenman, James Mason
Greenway, Judy (Judy Greenway Blunden)
- BS degree from the University of Texas, 1961
- In 1963 I met Nigel Blunden in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. He was an electrical officer on a British passenger ship and I was a passenger.
- He later immigrated to the U.S. and we were married in Houston in 1965.
- We lived in San Diego in the 70’s, Shreveport, LA in the 80’s, and have lived in Marietta, GA since 1989.
- Our son, Michael and daughter, Nicki, both live in Marietta along with our grandsons, Nigel and Ethan.
- Although we consider ourselves retired, we keep busy working part-time, volunteering, traveling and working on our website:
- Address: 16055 Space
Center Blvd. Suite 150 Houston (Clear Lake), Texas 77062;
Telephone/home: 281 326 5230; Telephone/business:281 480 1211; fax
number: 281 480 1210
- Spouse: Lynette Mason-Gregg
- Education: BA (Govt) UT 1961 and JD UT 1964
- Affiliations: Gregg
and Gregg P. C. President; American Bar Assn; Houston Bar Assn; State
Bar of Texas; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Rotary Club. Armand Bayou Foundation
board member. Ballunar Festival Board Member. Clear Lake Area Economic
Development Foundation-board member. Better Business Bureau Houston-Board
Former Asst Atty General Texas 1964-5; Former President of 1. Clear Lake
Area Chamber of Commerce, 2. Space Center Rotary Club, 3. Armand Bayou
Nature Center, 4. Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet and 5. Bay Area Bar
- Children: Dick Gregg
III (Gregg and Gregg P.C.) , Christopher Anderson Gregg (Gregg and Gregg
P.C.) Heather Elaine O’Donnell (Chicago-Atty and CPA) Mark Whitley
O’Donnell (Houston-CB Richard Ellis), Vanessa Handrick (self employed singer-songwriter-NYC
Parker Gregg 4 and Casey Gregg 2.
- Current activities:
City Attorney in Kemah, Nassau Bay, League City, Shoreacres and Webster,
Texas. Former City Attorney in Pearland, South Houston and Seabrook,
Texas. Incorporated the cities of Nassau bay abnd Simonton, Texas.
Writer (monthly column) for the BAYCOMBER and soon for the Guidry News
Service. Demi-character in all 4 annual performances of Clear Lake
Metropolitan Ballet such as “The Baron” on The Nutcracker.
Parliamentarian for the named 5 cities, The Clear Lake Metropolitan
Ballet, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Regional Dance America National
Board and Southwest Regional (5 states) Board, The Ballunar Festival
- Interests: writing,
performing and woodcuts (linoleum block prints).
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web site:www.gregg-gregg.com (Has recent
photo of Dick)
Grosse, Paul Ernest
- Wife Maria, daughter Christina, son Paul.
- Born September 27, 1939 and died January 4, 2014 at West Houston Medical Center from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.
- "You may remember Paul from Lamar’s track team or his love of jazz; however, Paul was perhaps best known for his classic, metallic green Oldsmobile with dual headlights and dual exhausts." - Nancy Brock
Henry, Dorothy (Dorothy Henry Rotramel)
Hamann, George T. "Ted"
Harriman, Gordon Douglas, Jr. "Doug"
Hart, Louis S.
Hartung, Eugene Hilmer, Jr. "Gene"
Hedrick, Leo Scott
Hervey, Mary Pauline (Polly Hervey Perciful)
- BS in Elementary
Education from the University of Arkansas (1961)
- Married 42 years to
Jerry Perciful; they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
- "Our children
attended and graduated from Texas A&M (2), Lamar University in
Beaumont, and University of Georgia. Two are living in Texas - Conroe
and Austin. The others are in Atlanta, GA and Tulsa, OK. We are very
blessed; all are married, healthy, happy and successful."
- "We have lived
in Houston, TX; Port Arthur, Tx; Danbury, CT; Beaumont, TX; Brussels,
Belgium twice and now The Woodlands, TX. My husband held various
management positions with Texaco Inc. for 35 years. We have now retired
to The Woodlands, TX where I continue to enjoy my life as a wife,
mother, community volunteer, and grandmother."
- Address: 82 South
Shawnee Ridge Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77382
- Phone: 281-363-9087
- Email address: email@example.com
Hess, Penny (Penny Hess Butler)
Hodges, Laurent - Updated December 2007
- Address: 2115 Coneflower Court, P. O. Box 1238, Ames, IA 50014-1238.
- A.B., A. M., Ph.D. degrees all from Harvard University
- Member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University,
Ames, Iowa from 1966 to 2005; retired as Professor Emeritus in August 2005.
- Author of a
textbook, Environmental Pollution (Holt Rinehart & Winston,
1973; 2nd edition 1977).
- Married Linda Feitl (Simmons '64) in New Britain, Connecticut, in 1966. Two
children: Andrew and Katherine.
- Linda was a food and travel writer for newspapers for many years and is the co-author of
The Hippocrene Language and Travel Guide to Ukraine (5th edition, 2011).
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laurent's and Linda's web sites are accessible from AmesIowa.US.
- Lives in an award-winning passive solar home. Our retirement activities center around gardening, ballroom dancing, and travel (favorites: France, Ukraine).
House, Glenn Curtis
- Attended Rice
University and Tulane University
- Currently an
architect in Houston (House Reh Burwell Architects)
- Email address: email@example.com
Hollyfield, Joseph Henderson, Jr. "Jay"
- B.A. from Amherst
College; J.D. from University of Texas Law School
activities: Chairman/CEO, Austin Trust Company; Director, Marbridge
Foundation, Westenfield Development Company, Thornhill Securities;
Advisory Director, Settlement Home, Caritas
- Divorced. Two
children: Ann Marie Hudspeth, 11/6/69; Jenny H. Stone, 5/31/71
hunting, fishing & golf
- Address: 3509 Fawn
Creek Path, Austin, Texas 78746
512-347-0788 (home), 512-478-2121 (business), 512-478-2616 (fax)
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenkins, Robert Wesley
- Attended Rice
University majoring in math and physics.
- Married Nancy
Elizabeth Taylor (Bellaire '59) in1960 and have two children David
(Texas A&M grad) and Elizabeth (TCU grad).
- Worked for American
General Life Insurance Company in Houston until 1985.
- Fellow of the
Society of Actuaries and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
- Moved to Denver,
Colorado in 1985 to work for Security Life of Denver.
- Became a consulting
actuary in 1995.
- Toys: telescope,
camera, piano, computer.
- Email address: RobertJ@4DV.net
Jones, Nancy Ellen Jones (Nancy Ellen Jones Akin)
University of Houston for a year
- Married Aubrey
(Buddy) Akin in 1958. He was a pilot in the U.S.A.F. They lived in
Savannah, Georgia; Bermuda; Travis Air Force Base, California; Lebanon,
Illinois. He was killed in a plane crash in 1971.
- Moved back to
Houston with her two boys in 1972.
- Retired from
Reliant Energy. Has 4 grandchildren.
- Email address: email@example.com
- Died in a car accident in 2005.
Kantzer, Taylor Michael
- Died October 19, 1995, reportedly on a highway in Texas.
- Spent 20 years in
the field of psychiatry, and is now semi-retired.
- Divorced and living
in Webster, Texas (P.O. Box 57460, Webster, TX 77598)
- Has two sons: Sammy
Cunningham is a part-time salesman who is studying to teach and become a
basketball coach; he has two beautiful granddaughters, Yvonne and
Nickie. Tim Cunningham is a self-taught artist who has had a one man
showing of his work in Galveston during the art festival and has had his
work in many galleries.
- Email address: KtMggmy@aol.com
Koehler, William Henry
Kriegel, Ann (Ann Kriegel Ludwig)
- Graduate (English
major) of Rice University
- Formerly worked
for McGraw Hill as a textbook editor.
- Currently a travel
writer living in San Francisco. A recent article on San Francisco
("Vistas along the Waterfront") was featured in the Travel
section of the Sunday New York Times on November 9, 1997. Her husband,
G. Karl Ludwig, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., is a general surgeon associated
with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in South San Francisco,
- Email address: KarlLudwig@aol.com
Lackner, Linda (Linda Lackner Wheeler)
- B.A. (1960), M.A.
(1962), Ph.D. (1971) degrees in zoology from the University of Texas at
Austin, where she was involved in genetics research and teaching from
- Since 1986, has
studied studio art at University of Texas, Austin, and in California.
Has had a solo photography show in Huntington Beach, CA, and won prizes
for computer-manipulated photographic images and sculptures in clay and
- Contributed all the
photographs for Bob German's book of poetry, Working in Clay.
- Children: Karen (a
veterinarian) and Carson (a graphic artist).
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lanier, George William
- Graduate of Rice University
and of University of Texas Law School
- Currently an
attorney in Houston (Lawson, Weiss & Danziger)
- Email address: email@example.com
- Married to Dick Golf.
Lebourg, Colette (Collette Lebourg Grinstead)
Lewis, Suzanne (Suzanne Lewis Anderson)
Lovett, Ronald Alan
Helen (Pat) Dayvault - Lamar class of 1958. We met in Mr. Mill's class,
as her class was ending and mine was about to start - we had the same
desk. I was always the first one to class and Mr. Mills was impressed.
We have three great sons and 4 wonderful grandchildren. We recently
celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary."
- Graduated from the
University of Texas and the Harvard Business School.
- Had a professional
career in investment management - now retired. Served 2 Presidents on
"special diplomatic missions abroad" to over 17 countries
including historic trips to Russia, China and the Middle East.
- Home base now is
Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
- "In another
life I was into mountaineering, ocean kayaking etc. and remain Chair
Emeritus of The National Outdoor Leadership School. However, today, I'm
afraid I like my comforts so I am into fly-fishing when the bite is on,
canoeing when the wind is low, and skiing on sunny days. Currently
involved in National Park issues, particularly wildlife and wilderness
preservation helped reintroduce the wolves to Yellowstone. Also into
cooking, great food and wine. Published amateur poet and undiscovered
- Address: Homer and
Pat Luther. PO Box 9211, Jackson, Wyoming 83002. Phone (307) 734-1436
- One of Homer's
Last night’s wind
tilted the little nest on its side,
spilling music the canyon will never hear.
Green speckled egg shells in the grass,
scattered by a mountain wind
that had to pass.
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homer carrying a
being moved to a release site.
A Monet? No - a
McKee, Marilyn (Marilyn McKee Gum)
- A graduate of the
University of Texas.
- Has been a special
education teacher all her career, and is currently teaching school in
- Previously married
to Jim Allison and Sonny Sengel.
- Has four children
- two are graduates of Texas A&M, one graduated from the University
of Memphis, and one is attending the University of Texas.
- Email address: email@example.com.
McKenzie, Phillip Alexander
McMahon, Dennis Michael
McMullan, Janet Ruth (Janet Ruth McMullan Adams)
- Miss Houston 1958
(Miss America pageant)
- Currently working
on N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy) and Ph.D. in Natural Health
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercer, Andrea (Andrea Mercer West)
- Received B.S.N.
from University of Texas School of Nursing (Galveston), M.Ed. from Mississippi
State University, M.S. in Nursing from University of Oklahoma, and Ph.D.
in Adult Education from the Univesity of Oklahoma.
- Currently Professor
and Dean, Kramer
School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City,
- Married to Leonard
B. West, Jr. (Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from North Carolina
State University), who has his own consulting business.
- Mother of three
- Email address: AWest@frodo.okcu.edu
- Currently living in
Houston and working as an artist (including animation)
Moehlman, Linda (Linda Jenet)
- Formerly lived in
California and worked as a potter.
- Currently an
artist living in Austin, Texas
- Email address: email@example.com
Moore, Robert L. (Bobby)
- Address and phone
numbers: 2713 Mid Lane, Houston, Tx. 77027 - 4907. Personal: 713 961
9400; business: 713 572 9500; fax: 713 572 9501
- Married to Karen
McKinney (Lamar Class of '58)
- Education: BBA from
SMU (1961); LL.B. from University of Texas (1964)
- Licenses -- Law
(1964), CPA (1966), Customhouse Broker (1995)
- Children --
Elizabeth ('62), Laura ('64), Rebecca ('71), Robert ('74)
- Grandchildren --
- Called ('86), Sam ('88), Ella ('00), Ruby ('02)
- Activities and
interests --Travel including motorcycle, exercise (Pilates, swimming,
weights, etc.), ranch, bird hunting, reading (business, politics,
autos), food and spirits
- Career -- Retired
2001 from Arthur Andersen in Houston after 37 years in tax, 27 as a
partner; new business is Family Business Consulting, a sole
- Civic activities:
President Memorial Drive Country Club; Board of Directors Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston; committees at River Oaks Country Club
activities: President Houston Estate and Financial Forum; Chairman
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mulitz, Mary Louise
Nelson, Tommy (Tom)
JoAnna White in January 1962 (UT graduate, Sorority sister of Cindy
Dexter, Delta Gamma) .
- "BS Degree
from Texas A&M in May 1962 and received Army commission.
- "Served in
Southern Germany from 1962 to 1965 as staff officer and battery officer,
in 2nd Battalion, 78th Artillery, 4th Armor Division. Won the cold war!
- "Lived and worked
in Odessa and Beaumont from 1965 until 1970.
- "We moved to
New Orleans with two (2) daughters (Ella and Martha) in 1970 and lived
in New Orleans until 2000. One daughter (JoBeth) was born in New
Orleans. Ella, with our grand daughter (Kayla), lives in Katy TX. Martha
lives in Philadelphia, PA. JoBeth died at age 22 of cystic fibrosis. She
taught us that quality of life is important.
- "J. Ray
McDermott, Inc. (offshore contractor) has employed me for thirty years. In
2000 the company transferred me to our Houston office. JoAnna grew up in
Bryan and we are both very happy to be back in Texas.
- "The attached
picture is of JoAnna and me in Germany this summer. I was on business. I
have traveled the world and my interest now is to see Texas and the USA
from ground level. There is no better place!"
- Lives at 6015 Hawkes Bay CT, Katy, TX 77494-2230. Home phone is 281 392-5546. Office phone is
- Home email address: email@example.com
- Office email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neuhaus, Max . . . Wikipedia article about Max
Max passed away on February 3, 2009.
- Italian address is
Villa Cesina, via Belvedere Cesina 55, I-80073 Capri, Italy
- New York office (always
finds me in the end, but may take a while) is 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite
3304, New York, NY 10118 USA
- Here is a
description of one of Max' works which has become part of the Dia
Foundation's collection; they will now maintain it in perpetuity.
"Max Neuhaus' work Times Square is located on the pedestrian island
formed by the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, between 45th
and 46th Streets, in New York City's Times Square. The work consists of
an invisible unmarked block of sound which emerges from the grating on
the north end of the island.
"The aural and visual environment surrounding this piece is rich
and complex. It includes large billboards, moving advertising signs,
office buildings, hotels, theaters and electronic game emporiums. Its population
is equally diverse including tourists, theatergoers, commuters, shoppers
and office workers. Most people are in motion, passing through the
square. The island on which the work is located is at the junction of
several of the square's pathways and is sometimes crossed by a thousand
or more people in an hour. Yet not everyone will be aware of its
existence. Its sonority, a rich harmonic sound texture resembling the
after-ring of large bells, seems an impossibility within its context.
Many who pass through the work will dismiss it as an unusual machinery
sound from below ground.
"For those who find and accept the sound's anomaly, however, the
island becomes a different place, separate, but including its
surroundings. With no indication at the site that this sound has been
deliberately made, people are able to claim the work as a place of their
- Email address: email@example.com
Nicholson, Vivian Anna
Noble, Larry Gordon
Nunnery, Nancy (Nancy Nunnery Brock)
Pace, John Charles
Paggi, Martha McReynolds (Martha Paggi Dover)
- Married in March 1971 to E. E. "Ed" Dover (1926-2009). The Dovers lived in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
- Passed away on December 16, 2009, at the age of 69, in Bartlesville, OK. Her married name at the time of her death was Martha Paggi Dover. (Reported by her daughter, Marchel “Marcy” Word Clement.)
Pauza, Joseph George III
Pennington, Judy (Judy Pennington Latta)
- Graduated from
University of Texas with B.A. in eduction, member of Kappa Alpha Theta
- Two children: Ron (married
to Mary Lee Harrison; deals with institutional investments) and Liz
(married to Chris Smith, a small business loan manager for a major
bank), both living in Houston. Two grandchildren: Connor Smith (3 in
2002) and Caroline Latta (3 months)
- Retired Spring Branch teacher (28 years)
- Active in community
affairs. Secretary/treasurer for CPHOA, head of Lawn and Garden
- Living in Houston.
If not there, look for her in New Braunfels on the Comal River.
- Email address: Jpielat@aol.com
Linda Pickle was listed as a member of our class, but we have not found anyone who remembered her. She may have been a student
under special circumstances, as suggested by her obituary from the April 15, 2008 Houston Chronicle, given below.
Linda Pickle spent life helping others with disabilities (By Lynwood Abram. Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle)
Linda Pickle, who was stricken with polio at age 16 and was left almost completely paralyzed but devoted her life to helping others with disabilities, died Sunday in a Houston hospital of complications from diabetes. She was 71.
"It was a very severe case of polio," said Margaret A. Nosek, executive director of the Center for Research on Women With Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine.
Pickle worked for several years at the center, directing research and conducting workshops for disabled women.
"She could move one arm a little bit," Nosek said. "She spent much of her time in an iron lung until a portable ventilator was produced. She used it in a little box on the back of her power wheelchair."
Fundraiser for TIRR
Pickle's limited mobility didn't keep her from being active, Nosek said, even though she required attendants to help with basic tasks.
"She never 'suffered' her disability. It was the context within which she lived, and she dealt with it very effectively," Nosek said. "She got up at 5 a.m. to get to work by 8 a.m., and used a wheelchair and a van equipped with a lift. For about 30 years, she was a fundraiser for The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research and for the TIRR Foundation."
One of her projects was coordinating the annual TIRR Night at Astroworld for former TIRR patients, Nosek said.
Nosek said Pickle raised funds from private sources, including foundations, and produced substantial sums for TIRR.
After she retired from TIRR in the 1990s, Pickle joined the Center for Research on Women With Disabilities and later was a community advocate for the Houston Center for Independent Living, where she helped the disabled to move out of nursing homes into the community.
An outgoing, cheerful person, Pickle had no difficulties in speaking and worked hard for the disability rights movement, Nosek said.
"She was very active. She was a big fan of the ballet, art festivals, movies and eating shrimp on Galveston beach," Nosek said. "She was a free and independent spirit and very spiritual."
Monica Evans, a friend and financial adviser, described Pickle as "strong and determined and a role model for me as a woman who took care of herself and struggled to help others. She did not think of herself as handicapped."
Born in Cleburne, Linda Estelle Pickle graduated from high school there and earned a degree in psychology from the University of Houston.
She had no immediate family. Survivors include a cousin, Anne Abbas of Dallas; a goddaughter, Katia Villalobos of Houston; and friends and attendants, Norfa Velgar, Irma Thompson, Elvia Villalobos, Laura Lopez and Mita Linares.
Pillow, Penny (Penny Pillow Bell)
- Graduated from Rice
University in 1961 with a degree in English. Received Master's Degree in
American literature from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette,
Louisiana. Taught high school English for about 15 years before going to
- Received Doctor of
Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston, and had a solo
practice in Conroe.
- Now semi-retired
from law and serving as voluntary booking agent for the Montgomery
County Performing Arts Society.
- Married to Alan C.
Bell, who owns an oil and gas production company in Conroe. Penny has
two children and Alan has two, and they have seven grandchildren.
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pontikes, Gail (Gail Pontikes Shannon)
Address: 15931 Erin Creek Ct., Houston, TX 77062
Children and grandchildren:
Lt. Col. Edmond M. Saad, III USAF Ret., born 4/26/59. Daughter-in-law,
Eva Lou Thompson Saad born 12/29/57. Grandson Edmond Mitri Saad IV,
born 8/31/90. This family was tragically killed 9/2/2004.
Brian K. Saad, CPA born 11/10/60, Single parent. Granddaughter
Meredith Saad born 3/1/85, grandson Brandon Saad born 11/16/89 and
grandson Cameron Saad born 4/17/92
Divorced Edmond M. Saad, Jr. (Class of 1953) in 1986.
John C. Shannon and I married in 1990. I gained 2 more children, Angie
and Ray, and 2 more granddaughters, Shannon and Jennifer. After John
retired (1995) from Amoco Oil in Texas City he became a licensed Realtor
and assisted me in sales with Coldwell Banker Pennington Chen in the
Clear Lake area. We received several honors as Top Producers for the
company as well as Presidents Circle with Coldwell Banker nationally. We
are presently retired and enjoy many activities including bridge,
bowling and wine tasting. I am also involved with several ladies
organizations including the Red Hat Society and Beta Sigma Phi.
- Realtor/ Broker ? Licensed in 1972
- Marketing with Title Industry 1979-1988
- Manager/Escrow Officer 1988-1990
- Real Estate Sales 1990-2001
- Retired September 2001
Email address: email@example.com
Pope, Kay (Katherine Pope Marshall)
- Attended and graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts
- Worked in New York City for a couple of years and then at the Houston Chronicle for a year.
- Earned a Ph. D. in English at Rice and taught for thirty years at Colorado University and then at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.
- Married twice.
- Living in Southport, Connecticut near her brother and his wife. "I have enjoyed each time and place, but in many ways these years are the best."
- Died in a car accident in 1958.
Prescott, Charlene (Charlene Harlan)
Raatz, James King
- Bachelor of Fine
Arts from University of Houston an Master of Education in Educational
Technology from Texas A&M University
- Currently manager
of Graphics Services, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas
A&M University, College Station, Texas.
- Active in the
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Texas and has served as its
President and as Chairman of its Board of Directors.
- Jim produced our reunion logo.
- Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org (office) or email@example.com (home)
Jimmy passed away on November 4, 2008. Jimmy designed & assembled our directory for the 45th class reunion as well creating as our Class of ’57 T shirts.
He made many other generous yet anonymous contributions to our class as well as to numerous other “causes.”
These last few years have been rough for Jimmy. May he now truly rest in peace. Here is his obituary from DailyTimes.com.
KERRVILLE — Jim K. Raatz, 69, of Kerrville, Texas, entered into rest on November 4, 2008, at his residence.
Jim was born August 18, 1939, in New Orleans, LA, to parents, Fred William & Ruth Provine Raatz. He grew up in Houston and graduated from Lamar High School in 1957. He attended Southwestern University; the University of Houston, where he received his B.F.A.; and Texas A&M University, where he received his Master of Education/Educational Technology. He married Mary Ann Jones on June 30, 1962, in Georgetown, Texas. Jim served his country for three years in the U.S. Army which included a tour in Thailand, as well as duty at Ft. Bliss in El Paso and Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. For many years, Jim engaged in advertising, graphic design, and commercial photography working for companies such as Middaugh & Associates in Houston, Brazos Graphics, and also doing private consulting. He established the graphic production services at Texas A&M University to provide the academic community with editorial & graphic design, and photography services. He designed the TAMU centennial plate, the TAMU Centennial Celebration Exhibit for the Rudder Tower lobby, and the traveling exhibit which traveled over Texas. Jim was very creative; many an Aggie administrator or staff requested specialty retirement or congratulation cards designed by Jim. He was a member of the A&M United Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville; a 50-year member of Pi Kappa Fraternity, Bryan College Station Dinner/Dance Club (President 1999), Friends of the Symphony at A&M (FASO), Advocacy Inc. (past board member), United Cerebral Palsy Association (past president & former chairman), the University & College Designers Association, the National Computer Graphics Association, and the Committee for Employment of the Handicapped. Jim retired in August of 2001; he and his family moved to Kerrville in 2004. Jim was a special person and a problem solver. He did whatever was needed and if possible he did it anonymously. He will be remembered for his wit and compassion.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Raatz; two daughters, Tamara Raatz of Portales, New Mexico, and Rachel Raatz of Kerrville; sister, Jan Peterson and husband Norman of Spring, Texas; brothers-in-law, Bob (Mike) Jones and wife Jan of Rocky Ridge, MD, and John (James) Jones and wife Geraine of Fairview, Texas; niece, Kristen Daly and husband Paul of Rocky Ridge, MD; nephews, Tim Peterson of Magnolia, Texas, and his children Jacob and Elizabeth, Fred Peterson and wife Staci of Austin, Texas; Curtis Jones and wife Debbie of Grapevine and their daughter Whitney Nelson; cousins, Dixie Raatz of Corpus Christi, Gretchen Raatz of Austin, Bruce Kinser of Houston, and Kenny and Jenny Kinser of Spring; and his pet cat Parquet.
Special thanks to Peterson Hospice, both staff, volunteers, and Gracie the therapy dog.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Organization, Center for Special Opportunities in Kerrville, Engineering Scholars Program at Texas A&M University, or Parkinson’s Research.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.kerrvillefuneralhome.com by selecting Obituaries. Select “Sign Guestbook” at the bottom of the individual memorial.
Rainbow, Wendy (Wendy Rainbow Germani)
- Graduated from Rice
University Class of 1961 with a degree in Math.
- MBA from University
of Houston 1988.
- Divorced with 3
children and 4 grandchildren.
- Formerly an actuary
(Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society) with the Texas Department of
Insurance in Austin; retired August 31, 2006.
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Address: 41
Litchfield Lane, Houston, TX 77024-6012; phone 713-468-8360
Wendy's three oldest grandchildren: Erin 9, Justin 7 and
Kathryn 6. Taken in front of Wendy's town house in Houston.
Riedel, Nancy (Nancy Riedel Conrad)
- Painting full time
with a studio in Houston at 2711 Main #212, but has a new studio under
construction in Kalispell, Montana.
- Harris Gallery is
her dealer; her work is available at harrisgalleryhouston.com or
- Nancy and her
husband Walter will celebrate their 46 anniversary in August, 2007.
Spot" (shown below) is one of her works, many of which are going to
corporate spaces and hospitals.
- Email address: .
Rule, Jean (Virginia Rule Flippen; Mrs. Robert E. Flippen) - updated November 2007
- Lives at 3600 Franklin Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3505
- Phones: 615-383-2816 (home) or 615-298-2872 (office); email: email@example.com
- "I was an Advisor to a Ranger Battalion of the South Vietnam Army. They were my friends who
only wanted the freedoms that too many in our country take for granted or do not even recognize."
- "I might be the only class member to retire from the military; the others did their time of one hitch. My career covered 15 years
active and 16 reserves. I retired from the reserves in 1991. While in the Reserves, in New Mexico and Colorado, I worked as a civilian
Education Specialist for Department of Defense and Taught at the University of New Mexico from 1976 to 1995. I have three
retirements: Army Reserves, Federal Civilian, and the state of New Mexico as a Professor Emeritus. Add my social security and
disability pay, the total comes out to five."
- "I have had 31 major surgeries, a replaced knee, hip, plate in my forehead, and my stomach has 16 stables
holding it together. I have been shot, blown up and given up for dead two times."
Scurlock, Werter Chappell "Chappy"
- Born November 4, 1939 and died January 1980, according to Social Security records.
Sinclair, William Stanley ("Bill")
- Known as
"Trey" in 1957 but "Bill" now.
- Received M.S.
degree in physics from Temple University (Philadelphia)
astronomer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1968-1979, working on Lunar
Laser Ranging Experiment.
- Worked as aerospace
engineer in California from 1980-1994, including development of Global
Positioning System software for civilian and military uses.
- Received MSEE
(multimedia and creative technology) degree from University of Southern
California in May, 1999.
- Now living in Los Angeles
area teaching astronomy, math, and physics at local colleges. Bill is
also a part-time musician, and flies airplanes for a hobby.
- Email address: BillSincl@aol.com
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Smith, Todd Iverson
Stanford, John Paul
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- John lives in Santa
Fe, New Mexico
- "In the class photo, I'm the one on the top row, 13th from the left end with my head in front of the
mullion separating the first two vertical rows of windows."
Stolz, Sandra Lynn (Sandra Lynn Stolz Chadwick-Blossey)
. . .
- Graduated from
University of Texas at Austin with BA in English and BS in Education;
from Columbia University Teacher's College with MA in Psychology; and
from the Fielding Institute with a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational
- Spent 26 years in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at Wake Forest University; later at Rollins University,
Winter Park, Florida.
- Currently President, Kaleidoscope
Change Consultants, 1262 Melissa Court, Winter Park, Florida 32789 (Phone: 407-740-7758).
- Has children and grand-children in the area (note color photo above).
- Email address: scblossey @ cfl.rr.com
Strong, Julia Sharon (Julia Sharon Strong Tatom
Taylor, Kaffy (Katherine Taylor Mize)
- BA ('61) & MA
('64) University of Houston, Political Science.
- Instructor, UH
Political Science until 1967
- Two daughters,
Katherine (St. John's '82) and Olivia (Lamar '84)
- Katherine is an attorney in Houston and Olivia is a Development Director at the
University of Maryland where she lives with her husband and two
children, ages 6 & 4).
- "From 1967 until
1997, I served the community in fundraising and board positions with the
Houston Symphony (Golden Baton Award for Dedicated Volunteerism); Society
for the Performing Arts (President & Chair); Houston International
Festival (President & Chair), The Houston Public Library Board
(President); River Oaks Elementary School PTO (President); UH (Outstanding
Alumna 1992); Savvy Award for Community Service, and recipient of the
Order of Arts and Letters by the French Cultural Ministry, among others.
1997-2000 employed by The Houston Club as Director of member relations and
development with accreditation as a Private Club Certified Marketing
Professional. Subsequently, worked for The River Oaks Country Club; edited
a book of memoirs for a private client; and currently am organizing
research materials on antique silver and linens for Phyllis Tucker of
Phyllis Tucker Antiques on Ferndale. I currently serve as trustee for The
Jones Hall Foundation as well as for The Excellence Fund of The Society
for the Performing Arts."
- Email KTMIZECALL@aol.com
Thompson, Terry Pat
- Married Sharon Ross
- has "two great children" and "four wonderful
- Graduated from the University of Houston
- Officer with Brown
& Root, Inc. (1968 - 1987)
- Director Bell
Helicopter Textron ( 1987 - 2000)
- Retired and operated a small ranch near Jacksonville, Texas, but have since re-retired to Borene, Texas. [October 2015]
- Email: email@example.com
Thompson, Michael Leroy
Tinney, Doris Jean (Doris Calhoun)
Todd, Patricia Ann
Trotter, Mary (Dr. Mary T. Green, M.D.)
- Has B.A. in English
from University of Texas-Auston, M.S. (from Texas A&I University)
and Ph.D. (from Tulane University) in Microbiology, and M.D. from Baylor
College of Medicine.
- Currently an ophthamologist
in private practice in Houston.
- Married to Reg
Green. They have three sons.
Tune, Tommy . . . Wikipedia article about Tommy
- Author of an
*a Memoir, published in 1997.
- Attended Lon
Morris College and University of Texas, Austin.
- Noted dancer,
choreographer, director and producer on Broadway.
- Star, with Twiggy,
of the long-running My One and Only, including an appearance at a
Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. There is a CD
available of the songs from this musical, starring Tommy and Twiggy.
- Winner of nine
Tony Awards, the only person ever to win Tonys in four different
categories, the only person ever to win the same two Tonys two years in
- 1974: Best
Actor, Supporting or Featured, in a Musical (Seesaw)
- 1979: Best
Choreographer (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)
- 1982: Best
Director of a Musical (Nine)
- 1983: Best Actor
in a Musical and Best Choreographer (My One and Only)
- 1990: Best
Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical (Grand Hotel)
- 1991: Best
Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical (The Will Rogers
- Producer of the
1994 revival of the musical Grease.
Tommy Tune sings 16 songs on his CD, Slow Dancin'. I located it
under "T" in the Easy Listening section at our local Best Buy store.
It's RCA Victor 09026-68322-2. Another good CD with Tommy is the original cast
album for "My One and Only" (Tommy Tune and Twiggy), from Atlantic
Tommy Tune's autobiography, Footnotes: *a
Memoir, was published by Simon & Schuster. I read it in two
sittings and found it fascinating. Lamar gets one direct mention and some
indirect ones, and among the many pictures of Tommy is one with Ruth Denney.
"I'm a big believer in Circle and have been ever since I was introduced to
it by my high school drama teacher Ruth Denney. Before every performance Ms.
Denney instructed us to join hands in a big circle, thereby literally connecting
the cast members into one divine human form. She'd have good words of positive
encouragement to say to us, and if there was a weak link in the chain it would
be strengthened. I've continued making Circle since high school and have found
that it really works to align a cast..."
"Just about every other generation someone comes along and
revivifies and revitalizes the American musical theater. This generation that
someone is you, Mr. Tune. All of your colleagues admire your artistry, skill,
and professionalism, but we admire more your gentleness and kindness to the
talents with whom you work. God bless you, Tommy Tune." - Gene Kelly, in
his final public appearance, presenting Tune with the Pinnacle Award.
Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings has
been on tour recently.
- Died of cancer at age 31.
Vanzant, Earl A.
- Received his
bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at Rice University.
- After college,
went to work at DuPont plant in La Porte Texas.
engineering associate with DuPont Agricultural Products, La Porte,
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warner, Fleetwood (Fleetwood Warner Range)
- Received a B.A. from
UT Austin in 1960, triple majors in Plan II, history, and English
- “Lived a lot of
places I never thought I'd live - Maryland and New Orleans, for instance - before
escaping back to Texas for good in 1983.”
- “Have two fine
daughters: Katharine Fleetwood in San Antonio, and Leigh Montgomery,
with my two grandsons, in Ohio.”
- “Worked at a lot
of jobs I never dreamed I'd do, covering the whole spectrum of medicine,
law, the church, academics, and big business (Exxon Chemical.) All very
interesting and necessary at the time, but not really me.”
- “Have had some
wonderful travels, including three trips to Israel. I went with a small group of 15 on a
study trip through Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Israel for a month in the
summer of 2001. My passport entry
stamps make me look like the gray-headed grandmother who MIGHT be a
- “Have one book
(available on Amazon), "The Reluctant Spiritual Director," and
am working fitfully on another about spiritual issues in the last part
of life. That's one we all know something
about at this point.”
- “I am on the
faculty of FIND, the School for Spiritual Directors in the Episcopal
Diocese of Texas, meeting a full day with the classes ten times a
year. Doesn't pay the rent, but
isn't supposed to. The teaching
gives me great joy.”
- “I am living a
happy, comfortable, reasonably healthy, and joyous retirement in
Huntsville, Texas, doing individual spiritual direction in my spare time
and thoroughly enjoying the life I have been given.”
- Address: 370
Forest Lane, Huntsville, TX
77340. Phone: 936-291-2058
- Email address: email@example.com
Watts, Roderick Kent
- Worked at the
Central Research Lab of Texas Instruments in Dallas, later spent a year
at the Institute for Applied Solid State Physics in Freiburg, Germany.
- Went to work for Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1978.
- Author of Point
Defects in Crystals (Wiley, 1977), co-editor of Lithography for
VLSI (Academic Press, 1987), and editor of Submicron Integrated
Circuits (Wiley, 1989).
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Worked at Texaco
for 35, then retired to the hill country and lives near Kerrville, Texas
- Married Darlene
Farris in 1962; has two sons and two grandchildren.
- Email address: email@example.com
Whiteley, Ron Owen
Williams, David Michael - Updated November 2007
- "After Lamar I attended South Texas Junior College for two years and the U of H for one year and then joined the Navy as a Naval Aviation Cadet. I graduated from flight training
in December, 1961 and was commissioned as a Navy Ensign."
- "I served as a Naval Aviator for 20 years; retiring as a Navy Commander in Oct, 1981. Then worked as a pilot for Northwest Airlines, retiring from a B747 captain position in 1999. I feel very fortunate to have been able to fly for 40 years and enjoyed the travel."
- "In the Navy I was stationed with Patrol Squadron 26 in Brunswick, Maine. Then I was a Navy Flight Instructor in Pensacola, Florida, attended Naval Postgraduate School twice. served as the Catapult officer on the USS Kitty Hawk making two tours off Vietnam. I wound up as a Officer Detailer with the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, DC where my wife was a volunteer worker at the White House. After retiring from the Navy I took a job as pilot for Northwest Airlines."
- "My Northwest Airlines flying took me to lots of cities in Europe and Asia. My favorites were Hong Kong and Mainz, Germany. I flew as captain on the B727, B757, DC10 and the B747-400.
- "I met and married a beautiful flight attendant, Connie Ruggiero, who was working for Capital Airlines flying troops in and out of Vietnam. She and I were passengers on a flight to Tokyo. Connie comes from Wilmington, Delaware and we have made our home nearby in West Chester, PA. We have been married 37 years, have three sons and two grandchildren. My wife has family living in Italy and we visit them each year plus we enjoy travel to other spots in Europe, Asia and Texas."
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson, Diane Patricia
- Died in Houston May 24, 2005
Wolf, John E.
- Currently a dermatologist in Houston; head of dermatology at Baylor College of
- Graduate of Harvard University and of Harvard Medical School.
- Currently a plastic surgeon in Houston.
Womack, Cay (Cay Womack Eckland)
- Graduate of
University of Texas with a bachelor degree in Music Education.
- Taught music in
Houston schools for 15 years.
- Sang with a
commercial group called the Ford Allen Singers and a professional
quartet called Taste of Harmony, performing shows, making commercials,
& backing up singers - BJ Thomas among others.
- After getting the
boys out of high school, opened a stuffed animal shop on Westheimer and
worked it for 15 years.
- "I was a charter
member of an independent barbershop chorus called the Deci-Belles and have
sung and co-directed the group for 25 years. Currently I am the national
music coordinator for my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, assisting with new
chapter installations, conventions, etc. My Husband, Jim, & I are now
retired, living on Lake Conroe & enjoying golfing, fishing, boating,
and partying with friends. Our sons, Andy and Al both live in the Chicago
area. Andy is married and has two precious daughters, Kaitlin, age 11
(July 2002) & Emily, age 8 (June 2002)."
- Died in 2004; was retired and living on a small ranch in New Ulm, Texas.
Wright, Jerry - Updated November 2007 (information from Nancy Nunnery Brock)
- Jerry is part of a trio called The Southcoasters. They have a CD out which is called the Encore Collection. 50% of the proceeds from the sales go MD Anderson's cancer research, targeting breast and prostate cancer.
- Jerry played for Lyndon Johnson at his ranch and the Southcoasters have also been asked to play for President Bush.
- The web address for the group is www.southcoasters.com
Young, Farrile - Died June 30, 2010
From obituary in the Houston Chronicle on July 6, 2010:
FARRILE SCHMIDLER "SONNY" YOUNG, JR. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, the 30th of June 2010 while vacationing at Green Turtle Cay, The Bahamas. Farrile was born in Kansas City, Missouri on the 27th of February 1939, the son of Farrile Schmidler Young and Floy Luker Young. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas in 1950 where he attended Pershing Middle School and Lamar High School. While attending Lamar High School, Farrile lettered in five sports and was honored as an outstanding linemen in the book entitled Texas High School Football. Following graduation from Lamar High School, Farrile attended The University of Texas at Austin where he obtained his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering. While attending The University of Texas at Austin, he was an active member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity where he served as President from 1960 through 1962. In addition, Farrile was a member of Sigma Xi, a national organization to honor individuals who have exhibited noteworthy achievement in a field of pure or applied science. Following graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, Farrile worked for Exxon Co. U.S.A. where he served as a senior and staff engineer engaged in the development of automated rig design. Subsequent to his work at Exxon Co. U.S.A., Farrile joined Baroid Div., NL Industries, where he worked in various operational assignments related to the application of drilling technology. Farrile has written numerous publications in the field of drilling and rock mechanics. He co-authored the SPE Textbook Series, Vol. 2, entitled Applied Drilling Engineering published in 1986 and currently in circulation. Farrile was a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. In addition to his professional career in the petroleum industry, Farrile was the proud owner of Hill & Hill Exterminators, Inc., where he leaves behind an organization and family of wonderful employees. Farrile was a member of The River Oaks Country Club, The Petroleum Club of Houston, and The Society of Petroleum Engineers. In addition, Farrile was a member of the Tuesday Breakfast Club, an organization comprised of some of his closest and most respected friends. He was an active member of Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Farrile had a passion for the outdoors and he enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He was an avid fan of Texas Longhorn football. He loved to travel and his most cherished place on earth was the blue waters of The Bahamas. Farrile and Moselle celebrated their 47th anniversary in Green Turtle Cay, The Bahamas, on the 22nd of June 2010. Farrile was a devoted father and grandfather. His joy in life was spending precious time with his three children and seven grandchildren. What mattered most to Farrile was his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Farrile is survived by his wife, Moselle Mallett Young; sister, Joan Sue Cox; daughters, Michelle Young Brewer and husband Stephen, Merrie Young Afseth and husband Laif; son, Farrile S. Young III and wife Claire; and seven grandchildren, Travis Brewer, Phillip Brewer, Alexander Brewer, Merrie Afseth, Elisabeth Afseth, Avery Afseth, Emily Young.The memorial service is to be conducted at twelve o' clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 9th of July in the Sanctuary at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston where the Rev. John Barksdale is to officiate.For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Farrile's name may be directed to: The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department; or to Second Baptist Church, or to the charity of one's choice.
Can you provide updated information about any of our Lamar teachers, such as
where they live today, or their email or web address? Let me know! Thanks to Mae
Gates, who provided most of this information, some of which is now old.
Edward B. Adams, who taught math, lives at 5114 Beechnut, Houston, TX
77096-1423; phone (713)667-6304.
Carolyn Beatty, who taught English, is retired. She lives at 9018 Silver Spring
Lane, Houston 77025-4127; phone (713)665-4508.
Howard Behrens lives at 8806 Emmott, Houston 77040-3508, phone (713)466-7664.
Edith Bren Hartung, registrar, lives in Houston. Her phone number is
Florine Carr, science teacher, and Sanford Carr (P.E.) live at 6338 Auden,
Houston 77005-4302, phone (713)668-7222. Florine is a docent at the Ima Hogg
Edith Cox, librarian, passed away in 1997 at the age of 102.
Ruth R. Denney lived in Austin, Texas. She passed away March 26, 2007. Tommy Tune
had a birthday party for her every year in Houston.
There's a picture of her with Tommy on page 178 of his
Marjorie Eason, who taught math, lives at 308 Sequoia Spur, Georgetown, TX
Renee Feeney, long-time Lamar librarian, passed away in Houston at the Forum (Galleria area) on Saturday, December 8, 2007.
Avis Ford, history teacher, lives in a nursing home in Des Moines, Iowa.
La Faye Ford (La Faye Stinchcomb), who taught English, lives at 4100 Greenbriar
#101, Houston 77098-5228; phone (713)529-8803.
Mae C. Gates taught English at Lamar from 1951 to 1975 then became registrar at
Bellaire High School. She retired in 1986 and likes to travel. She lives at
2601 Bellefontaine St. Apt. C-315, Houston, Texas 77025-1642; phone
713-668-3539. She is a docent at Houston's Children's Museum.
Brad Gentry, who taught physics, passed away some years ago.
Thelma Hammerling, math teacher and Director of Math for HISD, lives at 203
Admiral Benbow, McQueeney, TX 78123. Phone (210)557-6104.
Elise Hawkins, P.E., lives at 7610 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Lago Vista, TX 78645,
Norma Henderson, art teacher, lives at 777 North Post Oak Road, Houston 77024;
Marcile Hollingsworth, who taught chemistry at Lamar, and later became Director
of Science for the Houston Independent School District, lives at 6441 Sewanee
Street, Houston, Texas 77005-3759; phone 713-665-2796. She works with Houston
Ivy Hollister, shop teacher, Assistant Principal at Bellaire High School, lives
at 4309 Willowbend, Houston 77035-3825; phone (713)723-0040.
Norma Lowder, music teacher and Principal, HSPVA, lives at 7480 Beechnut #127,
Houston 77074-4503; phone (713)773-3518.
Hazelle McCarty, who taught English, lived in Houston until her death in 2000.
Wayne Shull, a Lamar graduate who knew her at Willow Meadows Baptist Church
reports that she was active, cheerful and very alert until she died one day.
David McLure, counselor and Principal at Bellaire High School, and Dorothea
McLure, math teacher, live at 1044 Cedar Hills Drive, Fredericksburg, TX
78624-9413; phone (830)997-8712.
Donald Meador, math teacher, lives at 3922 Oxhill, Spring, TX 77388-5749; phone
Mable Scott, who taught English, lives at 2919 Freshmeadows, Houston, TX, phone
(713)977-0073; one of her students was Linda Ellerbee.
Vivian Smith (Vivian Wilson), English teacher, lives at 4141 South Braeswood
#419, Houston 77025-3338; phone (73)660-4954.
Lon Wheeler, science teacher and Assistant Principal at Lamar, lives at 6828
Queensclub Drive, Houston 77069-1201; phone (281)444-1092.
Videlle Wilson, who taught in the homemaking department at Lamar for 30 years,
can be reached at email@example.com
Nina Wright, history teacher, lives at 106 Bent Oak Lane, Kerrville, TX 78028;
Miriam Young, math teacher and counselor, lives at 4130 Gairloch, Houston
77025-2912; phone (713)667-3570.
Agnes Yost, who taught English, now lives at 815 Marlowe Road, Raleigh, NC
27609. She collects antiques.
Please help us find these missing classmates! Missing classmates turn up from time to time, sometimes by coming across their name on this list.
Myron Edgar Bailey
Robert Joseph Bobby Bell
Cynthia Ann Berglund Strickland
Mary Ann Blanchard
Susan Bodet Burke
Brenda Marilyn Bourne
William Jackson Bridges
Dixie Anne Burr Hardcastle
Lillian Lee Carroll
George Madison Clark
William Christopher Claypool
Barbara Emma Coker
Jerry C. Crowley
Corliss Driscoll Lister
Clarence King Finnell
Judith Lynn Flemming
Peggy Joyce Floyd
Suzanne Tate Funchess
David Charles Furman, Jr.
Elvira Melchor Garcia
Alice Ann Garvey
Michael Jon Gibson
Sheila Scarlett Griffin
Roy Joe Grimes
Jerry Linda Hall
Mary Carolyn Hall
Ginger L. Halsall
James Roger Hignight
Sandy Marie Hopkins
Kathryn Joyce Johnson Koska
Anne Cameron Kelley
Donald William Kerr
Peggy Anne Knight
Kristina Elizabeth Kolb
Patsy Voncile Ladner
David Dale Larson
Gary Michael Laughlin
Jo Ann Liese
Danna Jean Markwardt
Joan Rebecca Mason
Jo Ann Marie McConnell Johnson
Leonard Jerome Mendlowitz
James Mallory Montgomery
Charlcya Mack Moore
Mac Moore, Jr.
Sandra Jean Nalley
Tommy Alfred Nelson
Max Henry Neuhaus
Stephen Hall Noble
Jerry Allan Norman
John Walter Parker
Margaret Elizabeth Pope
Janet Lee Puryear
Valorie Frances Rabel
Young Patrick Reed
Frances Lochman Reeves
Nancy Ellis Reinhardt
Glenn Edward Rose
Gladys Marie Schroeder
Michael Beasley Sellers
Juana Kay Sisson
Jackie Smith Cothran
Judy Ann Standley
Nelwyn Pettey Caldwell Steele
Sylvia Ione Theresa Stratton
Eleanor Williams Thompson
Paul Arthur Trahan
George Lee Welhoff
Michael Allen Whitehead
Marie Frances Wilcox
John Thomas Williamson
James Fredrick Wright
Robert John Yust
Maintained by Laurent Hodges. Email to me at lamar @ amesiowa.us. Send me photos and
information about yourself: universities attended, where you've worked, awards
you've received, who you married, your children, your email and web addresses,
where you live, etc., whatever you think is important. Also let me know if you
object to your photos or anything else that's posted.