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Old Classmate?
Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking...surely I cannot look that old?  You may enjoy this short story, which could be true....

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 50 years ago.
 
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended LHS
.  "Yes," he replied.  "When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1954. Why?"  "You were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"

Courtesy of Nancy Abbott Loveless

REMEMBER WHEN!
By Missy Parrish Stark*

Remember when we walked the halls,
Rushing to our next class;
Or the times we just gathered on the lawn,
Just to talk and sit on the grass!

Or how about the Friday nights,
And all those football games;
When we were so full of hope,
Our visions full of fortunes and fames!

Remember how proud we stood,
On graduation day;
And the sorrow that we felt,
As we went our separate way!

It's hard to believe how much we've changed,
In the fifty-five years that have passed;
But the friendships that we built back then,
Today, they still hold fast.

(*Written by the daughter of Percy Parrish
and dedicated to the Lubbock High School class of 1954.)


 

 

HELP US FIND THESE
 "LOST" WESTERNERS


“Lost Westerners” (Missing List) and Last Known Addresses List, Lubbock High School Class of 1954, Revised 11/21/2017

Please help us find these "lost" Westerners. See all
information we have, below pictures. If you have any information, please email Sylvia Billings Etter or Joe Dale Bryan

(7)

John Richard Bush, Jr.

Help us find him ...

 


1. John Richard Bush, Jr. lived at 2601-25th / VIC '53 / born in Lubbock on 12-29-34 to Beatrice Arden RIDDLE & John Richard BUSH (a carpenter)/ DEATHS: BUSH Beatrice A 10-5-71 Travis Co.; Richard lived in Rockwall at mother's death; may have gone by J R, Jr. / (?)Bush John Richard Sr. died 10/10/1989 Dallas / son, John Richard Bush III / a second cousin, Terry Thompson, 7108 Aberdeen Ave., Lubbock, TX 79424-2030, 806-794-2410, is trying to help us / 1-10-07 Sylvia talked to Karen Smith sibling (?) of John Richard Bush III (wife, Debbie)  who lives in New Braunfels, to have him call her as to his father's location / John Richard Bush III's mother, Barbara Ann Youngblood Bush, 69, died Lubbock 1/7/2007. (see www.atokacemetery.org for Bush family tree under Jasper G Bush.). 6/20/13 Sylvia called Karen Smith Divet 448-0414 who wiil check and get back/also Shawn doesn't know.

Patricia Eleanor Flynn

Help us find her...

 


2. Patricia Eleanor Flynn, lived at Lubbock Hotel / ‘53 annual only / father, Harold W. Flynn (Cora), manager of Lubbock Hotel to 1960 when it changed to Pioneer/ Pat telephone operator in '56, '57 city directory / 10/20/06 Harold W. Flynn of Killeen, TX, 254-634-9203, distant relative, is checking for us (11/06 can't find).
Margie Robertson found:

Patricia E. Flynn -- Death certificate shows SS# 525 56 3340, Last residence: Maricopa, AZ; born 5/26/34 died 2/20/98; SSN issued in NM (before 1951)
Checked for Eleanor Flynn and found a DC from NY:  DOB 3/27/36 DOD 8/15/05 (both questionable, no tie to TX)
Lonnie L.(?) Jones

Help us find him ...

 


3. Lonnie Jones, Wichita Falls High School ’52; ’53; Westerner '54, Sr. copy editor '54; WW '54, advertising staff '54; rept. '54; Hi-Y '54 / 53-54 WW phone book 2419-29th St.; /1955 city directory Lon L. Jones, student Tech (not in any Tech annual) 3519 27th St. / father,  Carl L. Jones (Evaline), mgr. F W Woolsworth.

Margie Robinson found:

Lonnie Jones -- DC: SSN: 463 54 7707 issued in Texas 1952;  Last Residence: Alameda, CA.  DOB: 5/29/35  DOD: 4/26/2004
Interesting fact on ancestry:  Carl L & Evaline (Coleman) Jones married in 1945, he was 19 she was 16.  In Warren, Ark.  Don't think these could be his parents.
Found on Ancestry: BC: Lonnie William Jones DOB: 7/5/1934 in Wichita Falls, to Roy William Jones and Ruby Dell Spradlin.
If this is him, the one listed above on the DC could not be him. Wrong DOB.  Pulling up the last listed dad and mom, found nothing more.
Jean Ann Kelsey

Help us find her...

 


4. Jean Ann Kelsey, on graduation list; not in annuals; lived at 4217A-34th/ mother, Mrs. Bernice J. Kelsey, sec. Thomas Bros.; in ‘55 Jean A., secretary for Commercial-Industrial Life Insurance.

Marna Lee Perkins

Help us find her...





5
. Marna Lee Perkins, lived at 219-Hartford /(?) '53-'55 city directory shows Paul R. or D. Huffman (Matalie or Nadine) carpenter at this address; ‘53 city directory Marna Perkins, saleswoman, Gosselin Stores No. 1 / Westerneraires '53; Jr. Thespians '52-'54; Debate Club '54.   

Brooks Allan Taylor

Help us find him...

 


6. Brooks Allan Taylor, lived at 2407-5th / Thomas Jefferson High, San Antonio ‘52 / graduated Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene College), Okla. City / minister for awhile / Siblings Roy B. in Wolfforth, phone 806-866-0004, Wayland  phone 806-792-9310, Chris Dennison phone 806-799-6542, Lubbock & Marie Chaffin in Dallas phone 972-247-4877 & Mrs. Lloyd (Lisa) Thompson, daughter, Lubbock phone 806-797-0362 don’t know where he is. Last known address Gun Barrel City, TX / family thinks he's in Arlington / born Hale County, 4-27-36 to Julia Shuey and Brooks W Taylor / Lubbock County Death records: TAYLOR, Brooks W 1-5-66 M; TAYLOR, Julia Gertrude 2-9-95.

J. P. Taylor

Help us find him...





7. J. P. Taylor, name in graduation program / picture in ‘52 annual only / no info in city directory.

Margie Robinson found:
Roll
Number:1936_0007
Harrison Co, TX: J P Taylor born 1/22/1936 to Willie T Taylor and Lillie May Taylor
Harrison Co, TX: J P Taylor born 3/3/1936 to Willie T Taylor and Gertie Mae Taylor

 

LAST KNOWN ADDRESSES
(23)

Bob Craven (Alice)

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
7408 Culver Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-738-0353

Margie Robinson found:

Bobby H Craven lives at that address in Ft Worth,  and an Alice is listed on others that live there.  Bobby H age listed at 50-54 and Alice as over 65.  Could not find a death certificate.  (Divorced??)  No phone # listed

Carolyn Fluke McQuary
(James)

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
1105 S.E. 195th ST
Camas, WA 98607

Margie Robinson found:

Carolyn Sue Fluke: DOB: 5/10/36 in Lubbock to Stuart I and Auzilee )Brazell) Fluke.  Showed Mom died in 1/85 in Chula Vista, CA and Dad died in 9/83 same town.
Jouetta Ford Klotz

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS

1608 L. Ave, Apt 127
Plano, TX 75074

Margie Robinson found:
Jouetta Ford Klotz: DOB: 12/1/1935 in Runnels County  Nothing else. Still shows she lives at that address in Plano, but when I pulled up neighbors, showed that apt empty. 

Joyce Haynie Hill
(Jay)
Last Known Address
2401 Stanford Road, Apt. 1002
Panama City, FL 32405
850-785-6344

Elizabeth Hodges

Last Known Address
2813 27th Street
Lubbock, TX 79410
806-795-8817

5/17 Niece moved her to Dallas?

Harold Frank Holden
Last Known Address
Apt.412
1068 Merchant's Court
Dallas, GA 30132
678-403-1271
Janelle (Jan) Huff Smith


LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
7121 South Brook
Austin, TX 78736
512-288-4418

Margie Robinson found:

Janelle Huff Smith: DOB 9/6/36 in Lamb County. /1940 US Census showed parents: Ozro Mozart & Velma Lee (Wilson) Smith; sister: Joyce (one yr older)  & Janelle (age 3 ) in Lamb County, TX
Dorothy June Jopling
Dailey (John)

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
725 Fox Lane
Albuquerque, NM 87123
505-292-9982

Zora Kennedy Pearson
(Clem)
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
#45
30900 W Knight Drive
Denham Springs, LA 70726
504-665-8022
Wanda Jean Lowrance
Huneycutt (Marvin Edward)

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
301 Baker Drive

Hurst, TX 76054-3513
817-282-2684

Margie Robinson found:

Wanda L. Huneycutt: 14982 County Road 3147 Tyler, TX 75706-3922  Tele:903-526-5351 /817-282-2684
Sylvia sent 2014 letter
Rosa Fay Lusk Williams

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
5506 CR 1260
Lubbock, TX 79407

Margie Robinson found: DOB: 3/27/36, Gaines County, TX to Carl & Bertie Milton Lusk/1940 Census siblings: Dwight, Reta Mae, & Jolene 

Jeanne Patterson Martin

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
P.O. Box 6552
Lubbock, TX 79413

Margie Robinson found:
May have been 2259 34th St Lubbock (apt/business?);DOB 12/

Ronald McKim (Atha Lee)
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS

5321 Moon Shadow Dr.
Austin, TX 78755
817-274-2833
rollokron@gmail.com

Bobby Merrett

Last Known Address

915 Oaks Drive
Cleveland, OH 74020
bbq62@aol.com

Bill Polk


LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
2907 Rickert Street
Waco, TX 76710
254-776-4737

Margie Robinson found: William S. Polk/1808 Augusta Dr Harlingen, TX 78552-6207/956-423-1962/254-717-8402 /Jr.

Sandra Price

Last Known  Address
5406 40th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414
806-795-8483
(5/17 Son or brother Steve Price moved her to nursing home)

William Clifford "Buddy"
Scott (Melba)

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
1954 Oakcreek Lane #122
Bedford, TX 76022
817-821-5030

Betty Stark Bolt
(Ray)


LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
300 S Bryan, Mission, TX 78572 or
749 S Walker Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Margie Robinson found:

Betty Stark Bolt: 2608 Greenway Dr  Brownwood, TX 76801-5606  956-584-2150
Age is right, but don't know for sure.  Husb is Ray.
Sylvia sent 2014 letter

John C. Steger (Juanita)
111 Shoe Cross 
Liberty Hill, TX 78642-6288

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS

%Cynthia Steger Steen
205 Wildwood PL
Allen, TX 75013

Sidney Stone Anderson
(Wayne, dec'd.)


LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
3316 Brush Creek Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
405-751-0931
hwa7633@msn.com

Kenneth Earl Templeton
(Opal)

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS

5412 25th Place
Tulsa, OK 74114
918-749-1211

Margie Robinson found:

Kenneth Earl Templeton:  2 addresses --  one the same as you have.  2nd one:
7917 S 86th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74133-6526
NOTE: 1st one should read: 5412 E 25th Pl  Tulsa, OK 74114-3734
Sylvia sent 2014 letter


Merilyn Janie Thomasson
LaRue

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
213 W 4th, Apt 30
Keene, TX 76059
817-641-8154

Margie Robinson found:
Merilyn Janie Thomasson: 1940 Census brother James H Thomasson, 2 yrs older./This address may or may not be James: 2123 Hidden Creek Dr Kingwood, TX 77339-3130 281-359-7037
From white pages: Janie. 621 25th St NE, Paris, TX 75460-4816, 903-669-3721
Sylvia sent 2014 letter

Total Number of 1954 Alumni on Roster                    

   8 no pictures (not including J Tidwell)
520 pictures on website roster
528 total alumni on roster

278 alumni
   2 honorary (G. Mathis & N. Wood)
280 on mailing list
217 deceased
   7 no address (plus 1 below)
 22 Last known address
 
   1 class of 1953 (E. Ward)           
   1  Sam Houston Allred (See R G Box or Joe Dale Bryan for email; lives in Mexico City-see his website)
528
total  (includes 12 graduates in January, 1954)

[ Janice Tidwell, not on graduation list, no pictures in all 3 annuals, not in ’53 or ’54 WW phone book; on 1994 and 1999 missing list and 2000 LHS Directory, unconfirmed. 9/23/06 Barbara Dunn Lewis believes this is sister of Charlotte Tidwell ('62) who graduated with Barbara's sister, both daughters of Floyd Tidwell (Post Office employee, lived on 6th Street), and Janice may have been class of '64 (possibly Monterey). I believe this is an error in 2000 LHS Directory and that she was not in our class; therefore, not included in numbers.]

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