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

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.)



Lubbock High School Class of 1954


Thomas Giles Stevens
Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 8:42 AM

Joe Dale,

I'm sorry to report that Dixie (Greer) lost her twelve year battle with Parkinson's on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Dixie was in the 1954 class at LHS. She and her husband Tom Stevens (LHS '51) had been married 63 years. She and Tom lived in Chappell Hill, Texas. Also surviving, besides Tom, are her son, Tom Stevens, Jr., of Las Vegas; her daughter, Lynn Stevens, of Cypress, Texas; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.


Dixie Ann (Greer) Stevens
March 10, 1936
January 30, 2018

Dixie Stevens, 81 of Chappell Hill, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at her home surrounded by loving family. Memorial services will be held Monday, February 5th at 11 a.m. at Chappell Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. David Beckworth officiating. Dixie’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at Atkinson Cemetery in Chappell Hill with a private family ceremony.

Dixie Ann Greer was born March 10, 1936 to Eugene and Mildred (York) Greer in Lubbock, Texas. She grew up in Lubbock and was a graduate of Lubbock High School. She would meet her future husband, Thomas Giles Stevens, the day before he left to attend Texas A&M University. They had a long distance courtship, writing letters and seeing each other over the holidays. On August 20, 1954, Dixie and Tom were married at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. She worked at the Gift Shop in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M, while her husband finished his degree. The couple then moved to Houston and LaPorte. During this time, Dixie attended modeling school and modeled in Houston. For a short while, the family lived in New York City, before returning to Houston. Here Dixie was a member of Houston Junior Forum and Westchester Women’s Club. In 1996, Dixie and Tom moved full time to Chappell Hill enjoying the country and slower pace of life. She was active member of Chappell Hill United Methodist Church.

Dixie cherished visits with her children and grandchildren. She loved playing 42 with friends. Dixie’s sweet smile and warm heart will be greatly missed by her husband of 63 years, Tom Stevens; son, Thomas G. Stevens, Jr. and wife Donna of Las Vegas; daughter, Lynn Stevens of Cypress; grandchildren, Kyle Stevens, Shane Stevens, Travis Stevens, Lauren Stevens, Faith Head and Sarah Head; great-grandson, Liam Poucel; brother, Eddie Greer of Lubbock, cousin, Vicki Eaton of Granbury and many friends. Dixie loved animals and donations in her memory are requested to Animal Friends of Washington County, Brenham Pet adoption Center, True Blue Animal Rescue or SPCA. The family is very grateful and wishes to thank Ms. Clara Gibson and the nurses at AMA Home Healthcare for their wonderful, loving care that was extended to Mrs. Stevens during her illness. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at

Dixie Greer Stevens
, '51)
7301 Highway 290 East
Chappell Hill, TX 77426



Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Sunday, January 221, 2018

Lubbock- Darla Jean AlexanderTroutt joined her loving husband in Heaven December 14, 2017.She was born to Xon and Frances Alexander August 11, 1936 in Logansport, Indiana.She later moved to Lubbock with her family where she graduated from Lubbock High School and worked at Reese Air Force Base until she retired. Darla married Gomer Harold Troutt on November 28, 1968.

She loved anything and everything about her grandson Caleb and researching family ancestry. She is preceded in death by her husband, daughter Kristi Kay Troutt, brother Bill Alexander, and her parents. Thoseleft to cherish her memory include daughter Nicole Schmidt, grandson Caleb Schmidt, brother Mike Surovik, sister in law Lynn Surovik, sister in law Jackie Troutt, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Darla brought laughter and smiles wherever she went. She loved her family and friends fiercely and will be greatly missed. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Darla Alexander
Trout (Hal)

5232 16th Street
Lubbock, TX 79412



Lubbock Avalanche Journal
October 5, 2017

Gene Edward Holeman, age 82 went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017. He was born July 22, 1935 in Lubbock, TX to Bessie Dean Gray and Clarence Edward Holeman. Gene married the love of his life, Kathy Pharr, on December 15, 1956 and spent many wonderful years together. They had the kind of love that teaches you it always hopes, always perseveres and always finds a way.

In his younger years Gene loved adventure. He rode bulls, raced cars and eventually settled into a successful career as a dealership owner and farm owner. When he wasn't working he loved spending time with his family, and especially enjoyed cooking with his granddaughters.

He also enjoyed working on the houses at the farm and growing his vegetable garden. He was loved by all and we will cherish his memory forever. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathy; beautiful daughter, Regina S'Lese Holeman, and his parents. Surviving family members include his daughter, Cindy Keys and husband, Joey Keys; and granddaughters Lindsey and Kelsey Keys. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the Abbey Chapel at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Gene Holeman (Kathy Pharr '58)
2302 57th Street
Lubbock, TX 79412



Dena Shaw Bryant
October 4, 2017

Beverly J. Warren February 16, 1936 - October 6, 2017 Fort Worth

Beverly Jean Woods Warren, beloved wife of 53 years to R. W. Waylan Warren, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Friday at Southcliff Baptist Church.

Interment: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Dallas- Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Southcliff Baptist Church. She was born in Tulia, Texas on Feb. 16, 1936, to her parents who predeceased her, Eula Mae Utley Woods and Charlie Woods.

She retired from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002. She has always been active in church, serving as Sunday School teacher and as director of Women's Sunday School Department in First Baptist Church, Metairie, La., where she was also active in church decorations.

She has also been active in the Women's ministry and in church decorations at Southcliff Baptist Church since moving to Fort Worth 30 years ago. She loved her Lord, her family, her friends and her church. She is survived by her four children, Gary Warren of Metairie, La., Sherry Raines and her husband, Gordon Raines of Harahan, La., Staci Gondane of Burleson, and Patti Taylor and her husband, Mark, of North Richland Hills; six grandchildren, Dr. James Rehkopf, Kourtnee Rico, Molly Meuir, Sarah Isemann, Delaney Taylor, Daniel Taylor and her two great grandchildren, Ryleigh Dufour and Nolan Meuir, are left with the memory of their Grandy who they love and cherish with all their hearts. Cemetery Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Cree

Beverly Woods Warren
(Rallo Waylan)
4601 Applewood Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133-7437
c 817-996-8335



Sylvia Billings Etter
September 3, 2017

Jane Corbell Moore, a good friend and active 1954 LHS, alumni died suddenly Saturday 2, 2017. Services were held at the Sunset Church of Christ, Lubbock, where she was a charter member, Wednesday September 6th. She was survived by her husband Charlie Moore (LHS1952) and 3 children. She will be missed.

Jane Corbell Moore
, '52)
4413 61st Street
Lubbock, TX 79414



Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Enid.  The services celebrating and honoring the life of Modean Cone McMillan, 82 of Enid, who died August 3rd were held Monday August 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Southcrest Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas. She was born in Tingle, NM on July 23, 1935. She graduated from Lubbock  High School in 1954, married Otis McMillan, Jr.on February 24. 1956 in Lubbock and worked for the USDA cotton office in several cities around Texas for many years. She was survived by her son Gary of Miami, FL, daughters Sandra Hutchcraft of Enid, OK, Melinda Bonner of Clovis, NM and D/Ann Clements of Lubbock, TX, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Modean Cone McMillan
(Otis, dec'd.) (has Alzheimers)
c/o Sandra Hutchcraft (daughter)
917 Willow Creek Place
Enid, OK 73703



Sylvia Billings Etter
June 16, 2017
Joe Dale,

Ann Mills Lohr’s son, James Lohr, just called to inform me Ann died on June 12th,.
He had found our invitation to 63rd Reunion.

701 Mana Pl NE
Tacoma, WA 99163 OR
1285 SW Center Street
Pullman, WA 99163-5817



Sylvia Etter
March 3 2017

Margie Robison
Curtis McGee’s
son just called me from Houston. Had our letter to tell
me his father died last November. Margie, Curtis’ wife was Sheila Burkhead
who also had passed and she was in your class. She didn’t graduate so you
may not have her name.

Curtis McGee (Sheila Burkhead '56)
26403 Hillside Drive
Spring, TX 77386



Olan Reese

Ancestry on the US Obituary Collection shows Wilford Olan Reese: DOB: 4/29/36;  DOD: 10/12/2011 in


Olan Ree





Shirley Hodde Gono

Ancestry on the US Obituary Collection shows Shirley Jean Gono born September 23, 1936 in Ft. Worth and died November 10, 2010 in Colleyville, TX.

Last Known Address
Shirley Hodde Gono
4215 W. Creek Drive
Dallas, TX 75287



Robert Bobo

Ancestry on the US Obituary Collection shows Robert Bobo born 7/8/1935 and died June 20 , 2012.


Robert Bobo
945 E Avenue Q4, Apt. 108
Palmdale, CA 93550



Wayne Dale Caperton

Ancestry on the US Obituary Collection shows Wayne Dale Caperton born September 20, 1934 and died February 17, 2012 in Bogata, TX.

Wayne Dale Caperton
PO Box 142
Bogata, TX 75417



Bonnie Sue Clemmons Day

Ancestry on the US Obituary Collection shows Bonnie Sue Clemmons Day died Feb 25, 2009.  It was in the Star-Telegram.  She was born Dec 24, 1936  Father Leonard, Mother Ola Mae Clemmons.

Bonnie Sue Clemmons Day
(O. C.)
7386 Maxwell Road
Burleson, TX 76028



Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
March 6, 2014

I received a letter from Bill Partain's wife, Chris, that Bill died Oct, 12, 2012. She thought her son, Doug, had e-mailed us.  I called and left her a condolence message and an apology that we did not receive the notification.

Bill Partain (Chris)
4505 Vance Road
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

  Copyright © 2003 - 2006, Lubbock High School Class of 1954

Hit Counter