Lubbock High School Class of 1954

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Nina Kay Porter Green has moved to Midland to live with her daughter. Her new address 2816 Stutz Dr. Midland, TX 79705
Betty Dotts gave up her car and is no longer driving.
Sue Hunt Sexton has a new phone 790-7378
Juanda Carol Walden Dehis
Obit in today’s paper. Died 2/11/2020 , born 1/22/36 graduated LHS 1954. Visitation tonight 6–8 Resthaven; services at Highland Baptist Church 34th and Quaker Sat 2:00; flowers to American Cancer Society; married to Ralph (decd?) 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 8 greats and 1 great great.
John Marshall Clark
DENISON; John Marshall Clark rode out into the sunset of this life in love with Marilyn, his one and only love of 63 years by his side, and at home on Friday, Dec 18th. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, on Aug. 24,1936. to John G. and Anne Clair who preceded him into heaven along with his brother, Robert, to welcome him into the place prepared for them by the Savior and Lord. Jesus Christ. John was a real man in the John Wayne sense of the word; strong and confident; quiet and gentle; tough and tender. Although he was a rugged individual, he was part of the body of Christ who understood that Jesus was his example and his guide He loved his God, wife, family and friends as their patriarch. His values were simple, straightforward and passed down to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others whom he helped or influenced in his’ years. “Do unto others as you would have them do un you.” Said another way; treat people the way you want to be treated. Although he will be missed, his legacy lives on through the many people he touched.John Clark is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters D’Anne Lee, Amy Taylor and husband, Wes, Carol Thornton and husband, Lee of Denison; and ten beloved grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.A celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday Dec. 28, at 3 p.m. in Hyde Park Presbyterian Church located at 1708 Hyde Park Avenue in Denison, TX 75021. The family will receive friends at the Clark’s home following the celebration service.Donations and memorials can be made to his church family at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church or Home Hospice of Grayson County. Condolences may be registered online at M. Clark (Marilyn Goodwin, MHS ’56)
930 S. French Avenue
Denison, TX 75020
C 903-327-2338
Sylvia Etter
Friday, September 11, 2015
Lubbock, TXBeen out of town and noticed obituary for Cloebeth Dotts Gibson died September 6th. Services at Carillon Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Chloebeth Dotts Gibson
(W. C. dec’d)

1717 Norfolk Ave., Bldg B
Lubbock, TX 79416
Sylvia Etter
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Lubbock, TXI called Alan Andrews‘ residence in Dallas this morning and  talked to his wife, Patti, who reported Alan passed away on May 6, 3013. She said she and Alanwere very good friends of Nancy and James Alls who came to the Memorial Service.
SylviaAlan Andrews (Patty)                        
4634 Ridgeside Drive
Dallas, TX 75234
Tom Brady
San Angelo, TX
July 19, 2015Joe Dale,  I am sorry to send bad news. Another one of our classmates has passed away. Anita Lance Rainey  passed away July 14, 2015, here in San Angelo. She had liver cancer that could not be cured. Condolences may be expressed and sign the guest book at
( I attended the memorial today to make sure she was one of ours. The obituary in our paper was not correct.)
Sincerely, Tom BradyAnita Lance Rainey
2739 Tech Avenue
San Angelo, TX 76904
Roy Armstrong
Fort Stockton, TX
June 9, 2015Dorothy Key Armstrong passed away on February 22, 2015. I guess no one notified you.
RoyDorothy Key Armstrong

Fort Stockton, TX
Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
June 9, 2015Zach in the obituary department at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal looked this up for me. Handled by Broadway Funeral Directors. Sunny Charlotte Carver McAdams died in Lubbock on April 3, 2015. She graduated from Lubbock High in 1954. I had forgotten her nickname?

Charlotte “Sunny” Carver McAdams
317 77th Street
Lubbock, TX 79404

Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
April 28, 2015Joe Dale
Ronnie Christian passed away on May 22 in Midland (actually lived in Stanton). Services are May 26th at First Methodist Church in Midland.
SylviaRonnie Christian
(Linda Rogers
, ’57)
P O Box 206
Stanton, TX 79782
Delores Anne Adams Keith, 79, passed away in Corsicana, Texas on Tuesday March 31, 2015. Delores was born in Lubbock, Texas on March 10, 1936 to James Gale and Margaret (Clintelle) Adams. She grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1954. On October 17, 1977 she married Guy Ross Keith, and they made their home in Corsicana.
Dee held many jobs during her life so that she could support her four children. Her happiest moments were when she could be gathered with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sharing her love through crocheting of multiple afghans for her family. Dee was a very spiritual woman and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons Paul Hinman and wife, Melissa, and Stephen Hinman and wife, Andrea; daughter: Deborah Bamburg and husband, Arnold and Colleen Woodcock and husband, Dwayne; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one brother, James Gale Adams, Jr. and wife, Arla.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Guy Ross Keith.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services beginning at 1 p.m. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Aril 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Humane Society or the Meals on Wheels.Delores Adams Keith (Guy)
1360 N. 13th Street/ Apt. 58A
Corsicana, TX 75110
Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
April 28, 2015Joe Dale
I saw on Facebook where Colene Bryant Byrom passed away yesterday. She and her husband Wesley lived in Weatherford. I tried to get a phone number but was unable to get one. Colene and I were friends in Junior High at JTH. She lived on 28th close to the school.  Remember I tracked her to Canyon and then she turned up on my Facebook when I first got it (grandson put me on) a couple of years ago. Added her to my list.
SylviaColene Bryant Byrom
136 Derek Drive
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087-8849
Sara Williamson
Lubbock, TX
January 20, 2015Rebecca,I just wanted to let you and the Lubbock crowd know that Jack passed away yesterday morning ( Monday, January 19th) He had been in the hospital for about 10 days with pneumonia and his lung collapsed.  Technical help could not get him to the place that he could sustain himself and was on 100% oxygen.  He was well taken care of at Covenant and given as much help with his breathing and comfort as was possible.Would you please let the people you know about in Lubbock who would want to know that he has passed away have this information.  You would know better than I who those people would be.  I would appreciate it as well as those in Mortar Board.  There will be a visitation at Lakeridge Memorial Chapel on 82nd and Milwaukee on Thursday from 7-9 PM and a Memorial Service on Friday at Lakeridge Methodist Church at 11:00 AM.SaraJackie Don Williamson
4905 93rd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
w 806-744-0191
r  806-794-5186
Nancy Stephens Brownfield
December 18 2014
Joe Dale, Georgia Faye Cornelus Musil passed away this morning. I don’t know any details at this time. She has been fighting cancer for some time.
Nancy Stephens BrownfieldGeorgia Faye Cornelius Musil

3501 48th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
Joe Love Stogner Nelson
Lubbock, TX
October 10, 2014Glenda Keyton died last night October 9, 2014 after a long illness. We are so glad she got to attend the 60th reunion last May as she attended every reunion we held and was always active in sponsoring the reunions.  She was survived by her two sisters and one brother. She will be missed by all our alumni. Services will be Thursday October 16th at Lake Ridge Memorial Chapel on 82nd Street in Lubbock at 10:00 AM. Glenda M Keyton
Apt. 1216
5301 66th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
1-314 681 3126
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
March 27, 2014The Lubbock Avalanche Journal reported today that our classmate, Don Zahn, died on March 24, 2014, and services will be on Sunday, March 30th at 4:00p.m at Lakeridge Chapel in Lubbock. Don was living in Possum Kingdom.Don Carl Zahn (Ruth)
3201 Redbird Road
Graford, TX 76449
Sylvia Billings Etter
Margie Robinson (’56)
Lubbock, TX
March 14-18, 2014Myrtle Thelma WeaverAll that was found was Myrtle Thelma Weaver born 7/27/1936 in Coleman, TX and date of death 3/19/2002 in Bedford, TX.

Help us find her…
Barbara Werfelman

All that was found was Barbara Werfelman born 2/1/1936 and date of death 4/10/2007.

Help us find her

Wesley Lee “Doc” NorrisAncestry family trees shows Wesley Lee “Richard” Norris born March 26, 1935 to Eldren Duran and Minnie Anna Norris Baxter Norris in Motley County, TX, married November 19, 1960 to Dorothy A Skorpen in Humboldt, CA and died September 7, 2009 in Nevada.

Help us find him

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

Olan Reese (Dorothy)
32220 Minturn Court
Union City, CA 94587

Earl Wayne Flynt

Ancestry on the US Obituary Collection shows Earl Wayne Flynt born November 21, 1935 and died March 10, 2012 in San Antonio, TX.

Earl Wayne Flynt

l3006 Groves Pl.
San Antonio, TX 78253

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, 2014I 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.
SylviaBill Partain (Chris)
4505 Vance Road
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Sylvia Billings Etter
Margie Robinson (’56)

March 6, 2014Joe Dale, I called Margie Robinson (’56)who has access and she pulled up Patricia A Woodhouse under Social Security index as born 3-1-36 and died 8-16-2010, showing her address at time of death in El Paso under the zip 79924. That should do it. I am adding her and Mary Shaffer Vaughn to my “In Loving Memory”. 
SylviaPatricia Noles Woodhouse
10120 Dellwood
El Paso, TX 79924
Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
March 6, 2014Sylvia called Clovis Vaughn (’53) who said that his wife Mary Loretta Shaffer Vaughn (’54), our classmate, died several years ago.Mary Loretta Shaffer
Vaughn (Clovis S.
, ’53)
5902 State Hwy 71
LaGrange, TX 78945
Joanna Moore
Temple, TX
February 28, 2014Joanna Moore called today that Merlin Moore, her husband had died.Merlin Moore (Joanna)
7112 Boutwell Drive
Temple, TX 76502
Diane Thrush
San Antonio, TX
February 28, 2014Diane Thrush emailed today that Jimmy Thrush, her husband, had died on December 24, 2013. David Hester also called Joe Love Stogner Nelson today that Jimmy had passed away in December.Jimmy Thrush (Diane)
1203 Timken Drive
San Antonio, TX 78260
cell 210-260-8572
Jane Corbell Moore
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, February 22, 2014Subject: Dorothy Key ArmstrongSylvia Billings Etter
Just wanted to let you know I received word from Dorothy’s husband , Roy,
that Dorothy died tonight.  They have lived in Ft Stockton for many years.
I don’t any more details at this time.  I will let you when I hear more.
It’s hard when you lose a friend. We went grade school through high school
together. Please let Joe Dale know also.
JaneDorothy Key Armstrong

Box 1904
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
February 10,2014
K.D. Watson LUBBOCK-
Memorial services for K.D. Watson, 79, of Lubbock will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Broadway Funeral Directors with Pastor Keith Ayers, youth pastor at Faith Christian Family Church, officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. K.D. passed away Feb. 8, 2014, in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Whitney, Texas, the youngest of nine children, to the late Rayford and Estelle Watson. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Lubbock. He was a painter. He was preceded in death by his siblings and by two grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Jay and wife Jana Watson of Lubbock, Jimmy Watson of Killeen, Texas; two stepdaughters, Mickie Prado of Lubbock, Brenda Marsh and husband Kirk of Kingwood, Texas; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests casual attire by those in attendance at the memorial service.
R. G. Box
Lubbock, TX
December 28, 2013R G called today that he had received a call from Charles Sessions (?) to the effect that Nancy Swindler Sessions had died 2-3 years ago.Nancy Jane Swindler Sessions (Charles)
405 Grassland Boulevard
Midland, TX 79707
Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
December 5, 2013
Talked to David Clinton Cleveland, Jr.’s daughter, outside of Galveston, after receiving return mail. She said that he died in March 2011.
SylviaDavid Clinton Cleveland, Jr
8100 N Railroad Avenue
Hitchcock, TX 77563
Don Barton 
Irving, TX
December 12, 2013This is just a heads up.  Dan Fry passed away yesterday morning at a nursing home here in Irving.  I don’t have any more details but will get back to you all after the family has had time to make arrangements, and I talk to his wife or son.
dbDon Barton
Irving, TX
December 13, 2013
Dan Fry, age 77 of Irving, died December 11, 2013. He was born on October 6, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to William Rufus Fry and Martha Bonham McConnico Fry.  Dan was a member of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church and a senior account executive for Hallmark Cards. He is preceded in death by his parents and will be missed by his wife Guadalupe Fry; sons William Daniel Fry and wife Dee; Michael David Fry and wife Tabatha; Robert Bonham Fry and wife Jamie; step-daughters Norma Hernandez and husband Reggie; Nelda Garcia and husband Fred; step-son Steven Barns; brother Michael Bonham Fry and wife Marilyn; sister Martha Virginia Fry Richards; grandchildren Matthew, Ashley, Amanda, Tanner, Shelby, Brody, Levi, Ricky, Gabriel, Stevie Ray, Marissa, William, Alyssa and Adam. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 North OíConnor Road, Irving with Rev. Diane M. Baldwin officiating. Family requests memorial donations to Alzheimerís Association at or Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Dan Fry (Lupe)
3509 Bellah Court
Irving, TX 75062
Joni Wimberly McIlvain (’55)
VAJohnny Lieu BuckJanuary 10, 1934 – July 27, 2013Graveside services for Johnny Lieu Buck will be 10:00am Thursday August 1, 2013 at Boone- Hamlin Cemetery in Youngsport.
He was born January 10, 1934 in Montague County, Texas and passed away July 27, 2013 in Temple.
Mr. Buck is survived by his wife, Sally Chance Buck, daughters Judy, Jana and Becky, and seven grandchildren.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of the servicesJohnny Buck
(Sally Chance
, ’55)
16611 Abbott Springs Lane
Florence, TX 76527-9603
Gene Gamble
November 17, 2013
My wife Myrna lost her battle with cancer and went to be with Jesus at 3:30 PM Friday, Nov. 15th. It will be tough but will have time to see my life long brother George Harris Please pray for us both .In Christ,
Gene Gamble
5809 Elm Avenue
Raytown, MO 64133
Charlie Arnold
November 24, 2013
Wanda Reven Arnold died two years ago in 2011.Wanda Mae Reven Arnold
4937 Mokry Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Darla Alexander Trout
October 8,2013Darla Alexander Trout’s husband, Hal, died ,May 7, 2013.
Darla Alexander
Trout (Hal)

5232 16th Street
Lubbock, TX 79412
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
October 8, 2013Wayne Watkins CALERA, OK- Wayne Watkins left this earthly life and went to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 4, 2013. He was born in Lubbock on May 10, 1936 to William L. Red and Tommie Watkins. He graduated from Lubbock High in 1954, and lived many years in the Lubbock and Idalou areas. He later moved to Sherman, Texas, Tazewell, Va., and then on to Calera, Okla. He loved his Lord dearly and was very active in church activities and church work his entire life. He was a welder and pipefitter by profession. His family includes his precious wife, Patty; two sons, Steve and wife Lori of Plano, and Jeff of Big Springs; four granddaughters, Jennifer, Ashley, Leah, and Amanda; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Jack of Odessa, and Bill of Lubbock; and one sister, Sandra Rogers of Lubbock. Memorial gifts may be made to his church, The Refuge, 2300 W Morton #112, Dennison, TX 75020. Cards and condolences may be sent to his family at PO Box 143, Calera, OK 74730.Wayne Watkins
1005 Chaspy Street Apt. B
Calera, OK 74730
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
September 20, 2013
Marilyn Joyce PruittLUBBOCK-Marilyn Joyce Pruitt, age 77, of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, with family by her side. She was born to the late James Harvie Pruitt and Evelyn Grey (McDonald) Pruitt on Feb. 23, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas. Joyce, a 1954 graduate of Lubbock HighSchool, obtained her BS degree in physical education from Abilene Christian College in 1958. She was awarded several additional graduate degrees: M.Ed., Texas Tech (1962), Ph.D., Physical Education, Texas Women’s University (1968), and Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas, in 1980. Her Ph.D. graduate work included data on female measurements, which was used by the Air Force in designing uniforms. Education was very important to Joyce, and she was especially proud of following her father Jim’s footsteps at Texas Tech, himself a member of Tech’s first football team. She was a respected teacher and coach. Her teaching career included positions at Lamesa High School, Milby High School, Lubbock Christian High School, Joshua High School, and Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo. During her coaching career, she led Lamesa’s girls to the 1960-61 Volleyball State Championship. Following graduation from Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Dr. Pruitt returned to Lubbock to open her practice, Lubbock Chiropractic Center. She treated patients at this location for over 25 years. Family and friends were Joyce’s passion and delight. One of six children, Joyce was close to her siblings and their families. She spent most holidays with her extended family. Her generous spirit and quick wit made her a favorite with 14 nieces and nephews, along with their spouses and children. Joyce was an active member of the Shadow Hills ladies’ golf group. She loved the game of golf and spent most of her retirement playing with friends and family, even scoring a hole-in-one. Other hobbies included her dogs, yard work, and woodworking. Marilyn Joyce Pruitt was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Pruitt and Bill Pruitt; a sister, Faye Pruitt; two sisters-in-law, Cherolyne Pruitt and Opal Pruitt; and one brother-in-law, Jimmie Scott. She is survived by her brother, Harvie Pruitt of Lubbock and his wife Charis; and a sister, Pat (Pruitt) Scott of Edmond, Okla. Other survivors include 14 nieces and nephews, their spouses, and a host of devoted great-nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind numerous close friends. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Combest Family Funeral Homes. The funeral service will be held at her home congregation, the Sunset Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. The family wishes to thank the staff at Carillon and Gracie from Odyssey Hospice, who made the last few weeks of life easier for her. Donations in memory may be made to the Sunset International Bible Institute, 3723 34th St., Lubbock, TX, 79410.Joyce Pruitt, Dr.
4508 54th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414
Joe Dale Bryan
June 26, 2013I received a call last night that Murray Cooper died yesterday, June 25, 2013.Murray Cooper
(Carolyn Andrews
, ’55)
29711 Fairway Bluff Road
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015-4473
mcoop@gvtc.comReceived this today:From: “Jim McLaughlin” <>


Services for Murray Cooper will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, June 29, 2013.  They will be at First United Methodist Church, 205 James Street, Boerne, Texas.  Please send prayers and good thoughts to Carolyn.


Joe Dale

Joyce Ann Payne Alford
January 12, 1936 – September 08, 2006Birthplace: Yantis,Texas
Resided In: Como, Texas
Visitation: September 11, 2006
Service: September 12, 2006
Cemetery: Laurel Oaks Memorial ParkJoyce Ann Payne Alford,
Was born in Yantis, Texas on January 12, 1936 and went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 8, 2006 at the age of 70 in Como, Texas with her family at her side. She earned a bachelor’s degree of science in education from East Texas State University and loved teaching. She was a devoted Christian lady loving mother and Nana. There was always a special place in her heart for her children and grandchildren, was their prayer warrior and best friend. She always cared for the sick and elderly to include her father her mother and her husband Harvey after surgery. She is survived by her husband Harvey Alford, daughters Deborah Driskell and husband Randy, Bethany Goerdel and husband Clayton, Angela Neustifter and husband Dan, sister Virginia Long and husband Ardis, grandchildren Rachel, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Ethan, Hannah, Benjamin, Michael, Isaac, and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Bruce and Delilah Payne and infant granddaughter Joy Marie Driskell. Friends and guests may sign the register and visit Joyce on Monday September 11, 2006 from 1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.; Joyce’s family will be receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M… Funeral services will be Tuesday September 12, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. in the Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite Texas

Lafette, LA The Advertiser
May 16, 2013Sara Beth Gordon Sides

LAFAYETTE – A Funeral Ceremony will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 am at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Sara Beth Sides, 77, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at her residence in Lafayette.
Interment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.
Reverend Chris Blanchard of Covenant Methodist Church in Lafayette will officiate.
Sara was born Friday, March 13, 1936 in Lubbock, TX and was a long-time resident of Acadiana. She was an active member of Covenant Methodist Church in Lafayette and a Life Masters Bridge Player and member of Acadiana Duplicate Bridge Club of Lafayette. She will be deeply missed by her children, family and friends.
Mrs. Sides is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Sides and his wife Janice of Lafayette and James Sides and his wife Sally of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Karen Sides of Lafayette; five grandchildren, Matthew Sides, Robert Williamson and his wife Skye, Christopher Williamson, Michael Sides and Alexandra Sides; four great grandchildren, Jeffrey Williamson, Preston Williamson, Benjamin Williamson and Lillian Williamson and one niece, Beverly O’Dell of Lubbock, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, King James Sides Jr.; father, Henry Gordon; mother, Edgar Lorraine Gordon; two sisters, Frances Green and Jane Cole.
Visitation will be observed at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 8:00 am until time of services.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Sides, Jim Sides, Michael Sides, Matthew Sides, Robert Williamson and Christopher Williamson.
Honorary Bearers are her grandsons, Jeffrey Williamson and Preston Williamson.
The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff of Hospice of Acadiana for the compassionate care given to Sara and her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sara’s name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-232-1234.
Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.


Beth Gordon Sides
, ’52, dec’d)
401 Alyene Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
May 17, 2013Donny Mc Carroll LUBBOCK- Donny Mc Carroll, 77, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born May 4, 1936 in Estelline, Texas to Jessie and Jewel Carroll. Donny graduated from Lubbock High School in 1954 and worked for Merchants Fast Motor Lines until his retirement. He married Donna Faye Cannon on Feb. 21, 1957 and they worked together to build a loving Christian family. He coached Little League baseball from the minor leagues through Babe Ruth. His was a member of the Thunderbird Club, Nifty-Fifty’s Car Club, Mustang Club and the Corvette Club. He is survived by his wife, Donna Faye; sons, Brent Carroll (Carole) and Rodney Carroll (Pam); daughters, Kim Mann (Gilbert), Sabrina Belt (Chris) and Monique Beebe (Brian); 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Jimmie Chambliss and Roma Matheus (Delbert). He was preceded in death by his mother, Jewell Carroll, and sister, Bobbye Smith. Celebration of life services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Monterey Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, 15602 Loop 493, and South of US 87, take Woodrow Exit. There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Leukemia Society.Donny Carroll (Donna)
11702 County Rd 6900
Unit A
Lubbock, TX 79407

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
April 28, 2013
Robert Bobby Lamb LUBBOCK-Robert Bobby Lamb, 76, of Lubbock died April 25. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow (April 29, 2013) in the City of Lubbock Cemetery with Rev. David Savage officiating. Bobby was born on May 27, 1936, in Lubbock to Byron and Myrtle Christine Moore Lamb. He grew up and attended school in Lubbock. He was an army veteran and spent his career as a dry cleaners repairman. Bobby also owned his own repair company. He attended Trinity Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Delores Ward. Bobby is survived by a son, Byron Lamb of Lubbock; a daughter, Becky Lamb Sotelo and husband Cep of Lubbock; and two grandchildren, Sierra and Stephen Sotelo.Robert “Bobby” Lamb
5401 54th Street, #24
Lubbock, TX 79414

Houston Chronicle
April 9, 2013.Marilyn Chesher Lynch , beloved wife, mother, sister and friend passed away Saturday evening, April 6th, at Methodist Hospital. Marilyn was 76 years old and is survived by Joe, her husband of 54 years and her sons Bryan, Brad and David and their wives respectively Angela, Ginger and Christina. Grand Children include Laura, Cameron, Kyle, Sam and Owen. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Joan and Bill Johnson and their children Jana, Julie and Paul and their families.
Marilyn Lynch, was a member of Kapa Alpha Theta, attended Texas Tech University and Texas Christian University.
She was a member of the Houston Junior Forum, serving as Sustainer President. She was also active in P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization).
Marilyn began here service to the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association twenty-five years ago as the KAO delegate, served as HAPA President, HAPF President, and is now an Honorary Board Member Emeritus. In 1982 Marilyn felt that HAPA could contribute to the community and with her leadership, a partnership with Spring Branch Elementary School was formed. For over twenty years HAPA has helped fund the purchase of books that are distributed to each child through the “Reading is Fundamental” program.
Marilyn served as a District Officer for Theta for twenty years and worked with the Theta Foundation for ten years, including serving as President. The Theta Foundation has named a scholarship in her honor.
-In lieu of flowers, gifts by check should be made payable to Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation and note “Marilyn Chesher Lynch Scholarship” in the memo line and mailed to Kappa Alpha Theta, 8740 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
-Gifts can also be made online at: Be sure to select “A particular scholarship or grant” under the “Gift Information” section and note “Marilyn Chesher Lynch Scholarship” in the “Note regarding my gift” text box.
A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.Marilyn Chesher Lynch
322 Vanderpool
Houston, TX 77024

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
April 8, 2013
Carla Maxey Elliott LUBBOCK-Carla Maxey Elliott, 77, passed away Saturday April 6, 2013, in Lubbock. She was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Lubbock to Homer and Melba Maxey. Carla was a graduate of Lubbock High School, attended Texas Tech, and had a long career as a nurse. She was devoted to her family and was an avid Texas Tech fan! She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Elliott Moore and her husband Paul of Lubbock; four sons, Glen Elliott and his wife Janet of Midland, Doug Elliott and Ted Elliott, both of Lubbock, and Andy Elliott of Santa Monica, Calif.; her sister, Glenna Goodacre of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren, Haley Meyer, Blake Moore, Kendra Leonard, Craig Elliott, Ryan Elliott and Abby Elliott; and two great-grandchildren, Blaine Leonard Jr. and Mason Meyer. She was preceded in death by her parents. Special thanks go out to Shanda and the other Accolade Home Care staff for their devoted care of Carla. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. in Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Accolade Home Care, 8201 Indiana Ave., Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79413. Condolences may be offered at Maxey Elliott
Hillcrest Manor
1102 N. Memphis #2106
Lubbock, TX 79415

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
February 21, 2013John Holzapfel LUBBOCK-John Holzapfel, 77, of Lubbock died February 20th. Graveside services are scheduled for February 23rd at Resthaven Memorial Cemetary.John Holzapfel
5401 54th, #28
Lubbock, TX 79414

Austin American Statesman
November 23, 2012Patti Hill King    Patti King passed away on November 20, 2012, ending a long and difficult struggle with COPD. She was born in Lubbock, Texas, on April 21, 1936, to parents Elizabeth and J. Culver Hill. She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1954 and Texas Tech University in 1958, where she met and married Richard King. Patti and Dick enjoyed their lives, living in Southern California and in Connecticut, and several places in Texas, most recently Austin for the last 35 years. They also travelled extensively in Europe as well as Mexico and Canada. They particularly enjoyed their motorhome trips, many with their grandchildren. Patti retained many close friends from her days at Lubbock High School. She also kept friends from college and participated for 50 years in a Round Robin letter with 4 old friends. She was heavily involved in Republican politics and was particularly proud of her role in the Ronald Reagan campaigns. Patti is survived by her husband Richard, her son Richard, Jr. and his wife Lan June of University Place, Washington, her daughter Leslie Baker and her husband Jamie of Austin, and her grandchildren Brielle, Rebekah, Anneka and Danek King, and Bo Baker, and her brother Rodney Hill and his wife Sue of College Station. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or to the American Lung Association (

Patti Hill King (Dick)
7947 Mesa Trails Circle
Austin, TX 78731

To 1954 LHS Alumni
November 23, 2012
Our class president and all state running back, Jimmie Welch, died early this morning in Santa Fe, NM ,after a long illness according to his sister-in-law, Virginia Welch. More information as I receive it.
Joe Dale Bryan

James Welch
(Shirley Marion
, ’53)
8 Azul Court
Santa Fe, NM 87508
H 505-466-2570
C 505-577-3078


Lubbock Avalanche Journal
September 10, 2012Jaunel Brazell, 75, of Lubbock, wife of Clyde Brazell, died September 6, 2012. Services will be at 10:00 AM Monday, September 10th  at Lubbock Impact Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.Clyde Brazell
3611-41st Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
H 806-799-4818
C 806-781-8142

To 1954 LHS Alumni

LHS class of 1952– Nancy Abbott’s husband)

Kim M. Loveless, 78, Weatherby Lake, Mo., passed away August 23, 2012, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital with his family at his side. Kim was born to Ernest and Edith (Prine) Loveless on Oct. 20, 1933, in Abernathy, Texas. He was united in marriage to Nancy (Abbott) on June 25, 1954, in Lubbock, Texas. Kim graduated from Texas Technological College with a degree in Psychology in 1957. He joined the Navy entering Flight Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla., and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1958. Kim served in the Navy for eight years, including two cruises to the eastern Pacific on the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) in VF-191 and completed his active duty in VF- 124. During his Naval career he flew a number of aircraft including the T-34B (Mentor), T-28 (Trojan), T2V (Seastar), F9F-8 (Cougar), F8U (Crusader) and the Douglas F5D. After the Navy, Kim began his career with Trans World Airlines as a line pilot flying the Lockheed Constellation, and as Captain he flew the Convair 880, Douglas DC-9, McDonnell Douglas MD- 80, Boeing 707, Boeing 727 and Lockheed L-1011. He served as a Flight Instructor, a Check Pilot and a Line Check Airman in addition to serving in Management. He also found time to enjoy his passion in private life flying the Aeronco 7KCAB (Citabria) and Laister Kaufman LK-10 Glider and the Cessna 182. Kim was a member of the ANA (Association of Naval Aviation), Sell Or Buy Investment Club, Weatherby Lake Sailing Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Around Thirties Sunday School Class. He was on the organizing board for Wings over Mid America which later became known as Angel Flight Central. He was also an organizing member of the Weatherby Lake Park Board, as well as the Heartland Walk to Emmaus. Kim was a Lay Member to the Missouri United Methodist Conference, and served in various Administrative capacities at Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Survivors include wife, Nancy of the home; sons, W. Kurt Loveless, DDS, and wife Paula of Lubbock, and Kris M. Loveless and wife Dee of Liberty, Mo., and Barbara Loveless, widow of son, D. Keith Loveless; sisters, Ernestine Dobbins and husband Marvin of Lubbock, and Geneva Tarkenton of Mineral Wells, Texas; brother, Newell Loveless and wife Joy of Lubbock; grandchildren, Kolin Loveless and wife Hillary, Kelsea Loveless, Karleigh Loveless, Eric Dunn, Brandon Dunn and wife Amy, and Keith Loveless; great-grandchild, Channing Dunn. Kim was preceded in death by his parents and son, D. Keith Loveless. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 New Prairie View Rd., Platte Woods, MO 64151 with Pastor Steve Breon officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church and interment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery following. Memorial contributions are suggested to Platte Woods United Methodist Church or Angel Flight Central and may be left in care of the Meyers Funeral Chapel Northland, 401 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Kim and condolences to the family may be left at M


Pat Gordon
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 4:34 AMRe: Anne Eisenburg GordonMy mom (Anne Eisenburg Gordon) passed at 3:53 AM (June 7th). Tami and I were by her side. She started the day off with a low heart rate and blood pressure and continued to decline throughout the day. I had made arrangements with hospice as it was evident this was it. We never got the chance to move her, like always, she did things her way in spite of all my good planning!It was a peaceful passing, I am glad her suffering is over. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and no services. If anyone wishes to do anything, please make a donation to benefit breast cancer or better yet…. just be kind to someone today.

Anne Eisenburg Gordon
5105 Desert Lily Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89130-3607

Anne (Eisenberg) Gordon LAS VEGAS, NV- Anne Gordon of Las Vegas, Nev. and formerly of Lubbock was born September 25, 1936 to the late W.F. and Evelyn Eisenberg. She passed away June 7, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Tami; son, Pat; four grandchildren; siblings, Jean Dickenson of Dallas and Betty E. Brown of Lubbock.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 10, 2012


Tommye Allen
April 17, 2012Dear Friends,It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Steve passed away Sunday morning.  The devastating cancer claimed his body but never his mind or his spirit.

He donated his body to OU Medical School and memorial donations are being sent to Stephenson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 26901, 6th floor, Oklahoma City, Ok., 73126-0901.


We have requested that all donations sent in his name be targeted toward research being done there on rhabdomyosarcoma.  There is a clinical trial going on right now related to that dreaded form of cancer which claimed Steve’s life.  Only 200 people each year are diagnosed with it and most of them are children.  Steve wanted his experience to be used to defeat rhabdo so that children will not have to sufrer what he suffered.


The memorial service will be Fri. at 2:00 at Grace Episcopal Church in Muskogee.


His obituary will be in the Muskogee Phoenix, Wed. Ap. 18th.


Blessing to all of you.  Our family is devastated but will carry on in the spirit that Steve lived, with humor and love.



Stephen Allen

4411 Howard Street
Muskogee, OK 77401

     Sylvia Billings Etter
April 15, 2012Wayne Anderson, Sidney Stone’s husband passed away in Oklahoma City on March 23, 2012. Services were delayed waiting for children to arrive.3316 Brush Creek Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
April 8, 2012Jimmy AlredJimmy Alred DENVER CITY-Funeral services for Jimmy Alred, 76, of Denver City, Texas, will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Denver City with Pastor Randy Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. Mr. Alred passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Denver City. He was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Lubbock, Texas, to Ruth (Rountree) and J.A. Alred. He married Peggy Marlar on Sept. 8, 1956, in Lorenzo, Texas. Mr. Alred had resided in Denver City since 1979, moving from Coyonosa, Texas. He worked as a plant operator for El Paso Natural Gas for 31 years. Mr. Alred was well-known for his cabinetry and woodworking. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Denver City, where he served as a deacon, and was very active in the men’s Sunday school class and the adult choir. He was a member of the Texas Baptist Men s Association and a volunteer for a year at My Father s House in Lubbock. Jimmy Alred was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sheila, in 1994; and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Alred of Denver City, Texas; one son, David Alred of Denver City, Texas; two daughters, Shelli Nix of Boerne, Texas, and Stacy Green and husband Jeff of Abilene, Texas; one sister, Ruth Keltz and husband Shannon of Lubbock, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on April 8, 2012

Jimmy Alred
P.O. Box 552
Denver City, TX 79323

Jim Sloan
February 25, 2012
I hope this is the right place to inform LHS Class of 1954 of My Mother’s passing.I’m Betty Lou Hadaway-Tabet’s son, Jim Sloan. My mother graduated with the class of 1954.She passed away at her home in Belen, NM Feb. 19th 2012.  She had been ill for several years.  Her funeral was February 23, 2012.

She was laid to rest at the Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens

If you need more information  please let me know. I have Her photos, and her obit.

Betty talked about the class of 1954 all the time.  I told her a while back if something happened to her I would inform you.


Jim Sloan
1219 S. Mesa Rd.

Belen, NM  87002

Ph. (505)864-0159


Betty Hadaway Tabet
407 S. Mesa Road
Belen, NM 87002

Suzanne Crow
kiwiniwi@sbcglobal.netJanuary 9, 2012

Ms. Frances “Sissy” Ponce passed away in her sleep last Friday, January 6th, at Lakeridge Nursing Center in Lubbock. She was my mother’s best friend for over 74 years, a wonderful godmother, the best x-ray tech the VA ever had, a member of St. Paul’s Church, and a proud Westerner, Class of ’54.
As of today, Jan. 9th, arrangements are pending with Combest Funeral Home, Lubbock.
A day will not go by that we will not think about her and miss her.
Suzanne Crow

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Lubbock, TX
January 7, 2012
Frances Ponce of Lubbock died January 6, 2012. Services are pending with Combest Funeral Home, Lubbock, TX.Frances Ponce
4510 5th Street
Lubbock, TX 79416
phone unlisted

Shirley Goings-Lindsey, spouse
Dallas, TX
January 4, 2012Dallas Morning NewsRalph Wayne Lindsey – 75, passed away Friday, December 16th, 2011 in Dallas, TX.  Services will be held at Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church, 6445 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX; on Wednesday, December 21st at 2 p.m. Pastor Robert Spencer will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park in the Court of Good Shepherd. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20th from 5-8 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
Wayne was a kind, well respected man to all who knew him; loving husband, father, grandfather, brother & uncle; he will be greatly missed. He leaves behind many good friends from Lubbock & Whiteface, TX where he grew up.  After graduating from Texas Tech he worked at the Social Security Administration in Lubbock, transferred to Baltimore, MD and retired with Medicare in Dallas, TX, after 40 years. He was a 30 yr member of Town North/Dallas White Rock Lions Club and a member of Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church for over 40 years.
Wayne was preceded in death by first wife Emily Slover; parents Ruby Lee & Herbert Lindsey of Lubbock, TX.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Shirley Goings-Lindsey, son Scott Lindsey, daughter Charlotte Lindsey & husband Larry Enge; brother Charles Lindsey & wife Sandra & their daughter Erika & husband Tony Dorsey.  He is also survived by step daughters Sharon & husband Ron Tipton, Stephanie & husband Duane Green; 4 granddaughters: Monica Cafarelli; Katy Tipton; Jora Enge, Amelia & husband Chris Richard; 6 grandsons: Chad Tharp & wife Marion, Troy Tharp; John Tipton; Mike Cafarelli & wife Shannon, Joey Cafarelli & wife Jessica, Charley Cafarelli, Jr. & 5 great grand children, & many other nieces & nephews.Wayne Lindsey (Shirley)
6933 Galemeadow Circle
Dallas, TX 75214

Barbara  Ohnemus Holder
Lubbock, TX

Wednesday, December 21, 2011Celina Roberts Price’s younger daughter, Karen, age 49, passed away yesterday, 20 Dec, in San Antonio. I don’t have the information about the funeral yet, but it will be in Kerrville where Celina and Tom and Karen lived.Barbara HolderJoan Bethany Bryan
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I talked to Celina to-night.  She seemed to be doing pretty good. Karen died just after they disconnected the respirator.

Celina Roberts Engle-Price Rev (Tom, ’55)
513 Chestnut Oak W
Ingram, TX 78025
H 830-367-2343
C 830-377-2553/Tom 830-3772343

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Friday, November 12, 2011

Elizabeth “Betty” Aday  Ponce
, widow of Roland Ponce (died 1978), died at her home 11/10/2011. Services are pending with Franklin Bartley Funeral Home, Lubbock.Betty Aday Ponce
(Roland, dec’d
., ’54)
3409 44th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413

Julie Stensland
Beverly Hills, CA
Saturday, November 13, 2011I would like to inform you that my husband Ola Carl Stensland passed away this summer on June 21 of lung cancer. He was a wonderful person, and I miss him.


Julie Stensland

Carl Ola Stensland


P.O. Box 1401

Beverly Hills, CA 90213


Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Brenham, TX
August 16, 2011Joe Dale,

I got this note from Tom Brady yesterday.  You may have already received this notice.

Marilyn Gravett

Dear Family and Friends,  some of you all will receive this message a couple of  times.  Here goes.


On the 4th  of August, Royalyn was operated on for lung cancer.  The left lobe was removed along with the lymph nodes.  All came out perfect.  No spread of the cancer.  After 7 days in the hospital we came home.  All was well.  She was getting stronger and breathing well.


Sunday, the 14th about 5PM Royalyn began to become disoriented and could not use her hands.  I took her to the emergency room and they started hooking her up again to all wires and tubes.  At 7PM she was taken to the bathroom to give a urine sample.  Royalyn then had a seizure and later a stroke.  The doctor was not quite sure which came first.  She became un-responsive and lingered till 3AM Monday.  Tommy, Cathy and I were at her side when she stopped breathing.


Royalyn is out of pain and suffering.  We are going to make it even though we are sad and will miss her very much.


You may read her obituary and leave comments at are no services planned.


Love, Tom, Tommy and Cathy

Robert Thomas “Tommy” Brady (Royalyn)
1602 Shafter
San Angelo, TX 76901

Lubbock Avalance Journal

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Donald (Don) Boyd Feazell of Lubbock, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011, after a long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Ward Feazell ( LHS “55), daughter Pam, son Jerry, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.


Funeral services are at Southcrest Baptist Church, Lubbock, Monday August 15th at 11:00 AM.


Don Feazell
(Sylvia Crawford
, ’55)
5601 70th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424


J. B. Baccus
Irving, TX
April 13, 2011
I learned this week that Murry Young passed away 6 or 8 months ago.  He lived in the Phoenix, AZ area for the past several years.J. B. Baccus

Murry Young
306 South Hilton Road
Apache JCT, AZ 85119

April 12, 2011

Jack Easterwood passed away Monday, April 11, 2011. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at 2 PM at Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock. He was preceded by his twin sister, Jackie Beadle, both classmates of ours. Jack was a long time CPA in Lubbock and will be missed by all.


Jack Easterwood
5811 116th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424


R.G. Box
Lubbock, Texas
February 17, 2011Please check out these two web-sites and .  Pecanderosa Forge will air on Texas Country Reporter on the weekend of February 19th and 20th.  Click on TCR and see when and where it will air in your home town.  In Lubbock it will be on Channel 11, Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Bob Phillips and his crew, Mike Snyder and Don Strickland, spent 6 hours  in my Smythy this past September just so they could  show about 5 or 6 minutes on the program    We all had a lot of fun.
R.G. Box

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Joe Dale Bryan  is hospitalized with pneumonia and is having difficulty improving. Please remember him in your prayers.Sylvia

Sylvia Billings Etter
From the Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Lubbock, TX
January 6, 2010Jo Ann Guy Bowers passed away January 4, 2011. Services are January 7, 2011, at  1:00 p.m. at Sanders Funeral home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 7: 30 PM at Sanders.Jo Ann Guy Bowers (Mack)
2116 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX 79414

Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
December 15,2010Jack Branch’s daughter  told Jerry Etter today that her dad died on December 9, 2010
of cancer.  More details later when we get them.Jackie Branch
5012 45th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414

Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
October 28, 2010Dixie’s husband called today and told me Dixie died July 13, 2001. He had received the mailings but just hadn’t called.Dixie Adams Cash
HC 73 Box 324
Haworth, OK 74741

Lubbock Avalanche Journal 
October 25, 2010Benni Dunn Evans, 74, of Lubbock, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Please join us in celebrating Benni’s life by visiting her memorial at Dunn Evans
(Arthur, dec’d.
, ’54)
3601 40th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
October 20, 2010
Sandra Hitch’s  husband of 54 years, Gerald Martin (LHS 1955), passed away Monday, October 18, 2010 at their home in Hereford. Memorial services are 11:00 AM today at New Life Restoration Center, formerly Community Church, in Hereford. Burial was at 10:30 AM at Rest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hereford. Our sympathies and condolences go out to Sandra and her family.Sandra Hitch Martin
(Gerald, ’55)
127 Avenue F
Hereford, TX 79045


Joe Dale Bryan

Lubbock, TX
August 29, 2010E. Lois Tucker Swindle’s husband, Randolph 76, passed away Sunday, August 22nd, following a previous car accident. Services were held Friday, August 27th at First Christian Church in Lubbock.

E. Lois Tucker
Swindle (Randolph)
3111 59th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413


Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
August 20, 2010The Lubbock Avalanche Journal on August 20th shows an obituary of our classmate, Larry Van Cleave, who died August 12th and was buried August 18, 2010 in Cisco, TX.
SylviaLarry Van Cleave
1114 46th Street
Lubbock, TX 79412

Dwayne Grimes
KSST Radio
Sulphur Springs, Texas
August 12, 2010Roy Leon Jobe died August 6, 2010 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, his home. Funeral Services are Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM at League Street Church of Christ. Interment will be at the Nelta Cemetery.
The obituary for Roy Leon Jobe (LHS class of 54) can be found on our website at Jobe
912 Brinker Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Sylvia Billings Etter
Lubbock, TX
August 1, 2010Virginia Milam Ohnemus, 94, of Lubbock (Barbara Ohnemus Holder‘s mother) died Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Southern Specialty Nursing Home. Services will be held at a later date.Barbara Ohnemus Holder (Darwin, dec’d.’52)
3311 77th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Lubbock, TX

 09 Jan 2010
Jack Trumbull (Toni)
Houston, TX

As we lose friends and fellow classmates it reminds us of our own mortality.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Freda’s family.
In God We Trust


Sunday, February 28, 2010
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Lubbock, TX
Freda McLain Owens, 74, of Port Aransas, TX passed away on February 25, 2010. She was a 1954 graduate of Lubbock High School and is survived by Brenda Owens, daughter of Lubbock, Beth Owens, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren all of Port Aransas, and Skeet Brown and Geneva Griffin, sisters both of Lubbock. Visitation is Sunday, February 28th from 5 to 7:00 PM at Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, TX, with services Monday, March 1st at 11:00 AM at the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Allister in Port Aransas, followed by a 1:30 PM graveside service at the Reid Mausoleum in Seaside Memorial Park next to her husband, Jerry (deceased March 2, 1994). To view tribute please McLain Owens (Jerry, dec’d.)
PO Box 1006
Port Aransas, TX 78373

 Friday, February 19, 2010
Sara Watson passed away about 2:30 P. M.
Services will be held at Medina United Methodist Church
PO Box 208, Medina, TX, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 11:00 A. M.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Jim Watson
sajiwat@hctc.netOn Thursday, February 11, 2010, we had Sara moved from University Hospital in San Antonio to Bandera
Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Bandera, Texas. It is a Skilled Nursing Home. We are trying to keep her comfortable.
Please pray for her.
Jim, Jeff and SamJim Watson (Sara)
PO Box 303
Medina, TX 78055

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Lubbock, TXGlenda Threlkeld Gailey’s husbandJerry Gailey (’53), passed away Saturday morning at 9:30 AM at their home after a short illness with cancer. Jerry was a 1953 graduate of LHS. They have two daughters, Donna and Toni of Lubbock and grandchildren, Morgan and Austin.Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday at Lake Ridge Chapel on 82nd Street,
Lubbock, with services at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 44th and Memphis,
Lubbock, at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 26th.Glenda Threlkeld Gailey (Jerry ’53)                                                                                                                                                               
9807 Toledo Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79424


Sunday, January 3, 2010
Austin American StatesmanJoe Travis Garrison, attorney, of Austin, Texas died in the early morning hours of January 1, 2010 after a long, hard, determined battle with lung cancer. He was not a smoker. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 6, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd. A funeral service will follow at eleven o’clock A.
M on Thursday, January 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2200 Justin Lane with Fr. James Stockton officiating. Interment will be at Austin Memorial Park.Memorials may be made to a favoritecharity.
(See for obituary)Joe T Garrison
11703 Running Fox Trail
Austin, TX 78759

Memorial Service and Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 3:30 P.M.
First Unitarian Church
2801 42nd Street, Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 31, 2009
Barbara Ohnemus Holder
Lubbock, TX
The memorial service for Darwin has been set. It will be on Saturday afternoon, 20 February, beginning at 3:30. All people that can come are welcome. If you are not able to come, but would like to write a brief memory of “your Darwin” to be read, or something longer for a memory book, you can either e-mail it to me or mail it. If you are going to be able to join us and would like to tell your memory, please let me know so that I can insure that you get the opportunity to do so. Following the service there will be refreshments and a time for everyone to visit and the sharing of more stories. I am sending this to almost  everyone in my e-mail address book in the hopes that I do not miss someone important. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you
BarbaraWednesday, December 23, 2009
Barbara Ohnemus Holder
Lubbock, TX

Joe Dale,
Darwin passed away this morning, 23rd December, at 12:15. He is finally out of pain. It was a peaceful time surrounded by loving and caring.
Barbara Holder

Barbara Ohnemus Holder (Darwin, ’52)
3311 77th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Roberta Elliott Lindly
Kingwood, TX
hershelrlindly@cebridge.netJoe Dale,I don’t know if you are aware that Glenda Keyton is in Carillon and will be there for at least a month.  She fell December 2nd while walking from the parking lot to the entrance at Cracker Barrel.  She was in U. M. C. Hospital for several days – 14 stitches in her head and a very badly broken and shattered arm.  She then went to a rehab hospital (forgotten which one) and now is at Carillon.  She has had problems with her balance for quite some time which probably caused the fall.  Also, she has a chronic and severe anemia problem.  I know she would appreciate cards, notes, phone calls, etc.

Merry Christmas,

Roberta Elliott Lindly

Glenda M Keyton
4504 21st Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
H 806-799-6748
W 806-744-8995
C 806-548-2264

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lubbock Avalanche Journal


Lee Boyd Montgomery, Jr., Mary Jane Hartley Shannon’s, partner-in-life, passed away Monday after a long illness.

Services are Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel, in Lubbock.


Mary Jane Hartley Shannon
216 E Llano
Lubbock, TX 79407
H 806-317-1146


Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Barbara Ohnemus Holder
Lubbock, TX
bardarsr@juno.comJoe Dale,
I hate to add to this list, but Darwin is now on home health care and will be on hospice before the week’s end. He is not mobile and the pain is still not controlled. We really do not know where we are with his cancer, but anticipate that we and the doctors will elect to stop chemo in about a week.
BarbaraBarbara Ohnemus Holder (Darwin, ’52)
3311 77th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Jane Corbell Moore
Lubbock, TX
c3406j3027@juno.comPlease send out a prayer request to LHS ex’s for Jerry Gailey (’53). He is
Charlie’s (Moore ’52) first cousin. You may have already heard about his cancer since he goes to church with
you but I wanted to be sure we could cover him and Glenda (Threlkeld) in prayer.
Thanks for considering this request,
Jane Corbell MooreGlenda Threlkeld Gailey (Jerry ’53)                                                                                                                                                               
9807 Toledo Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79424

Wayne Culp (’55) called Sunday that Bobby Key has serious melanoma all over and is taking chemo.

Robert J “Bobby” Key
3703 Clearwell Street
Amarillo, TX 79109

I would suggest prayers and cards on these. I don’t know about phone calls unless you are a real good friend of Jerry Gailey and Bobby Key since I haven’t talked directly to them. jdb

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Bill Duff
Mena, AR
duff28@arkansas.netBill Duff emailed R G Box that Sylvia Thompson Duff died on October 15, 2009 from cancer.  Our prayers,
sympathy and concern are with Bill and his family at this time.Sylvia Thompson
Duff (Billy)
775 Polk Road 93
Mena, AR 71953-7512

Monday, September 28, 2009
George Nelson
Lubbock, TX
nelsonlawfirm@cs.comJimmy Joe Stanford had heart surgery last week to repair a mitral valve and replace an aortic valve. He was in surgery a long time, and after getting into recovery he had a leak somewhere. They took him back into surgery, opened him up again, and repaired the leak.  I think he had 10-11 hours total in surgery.  I checked with Barbaratoday.  He is being moved into a room and is evidently doing okay.  He is in Lubbock Heart Hospital on North Loop 289.  

Monday, September 28, 2009
George Nelson
Lubbock, TX
nelsonlawfirm@cs.comI talked to Jim Watson a couple of times in the past two days.  Sara is in the hospital in Kerrville with a diagnosis of lymphoma cancer.  They are running tests, including a bone marrow test, to determine the full diagnosis and basically whether it is the treatable type or not.  I will keep you posted as I hear more.

Monday, August 31, 2009
Ray G. Anthony

Professor Emeritus
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
Dear Joe Dale:I thought this article on Welton Jones might be of interest to you and the Lubbock High ’54 class.Regards,

The Texas A&M Former Journalism Students Association, is inducting influential San Diego arts critic Welton Jones II ‘58 to its Hall of Honor this Saturday during a 4 P.M. Reception at Cain Hall ( Room B-111) near Kyle Field (two hours prior to game time). I’ve include below a story celebrating his 50th year as an arts critic (2007), written by‘s editor.

Best regards,
Kelly Brown

“People often get recognized for their contributions when they’re gone and everybody else gets in on the story. In this case, in the rock and roll of his work in coordinating the award winning critical arts reviews on, we’re taking a short pause to talk about the fellow that got this part of our site started, grew it to the great resource it is. He continues to lead the team and the arts community in San Diego has noticed, by commenting on reviews on the site and other means – inspiring spirited exchanges like that following his review of “The Treatment” at Moxie Theater or by “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Old Globe. Those long involved in San Diego Arts like the Artistic Director of Balboa Park’s Old Globe, Tony award winning Jack O’Brien, noted Welton’s impact over the years at this year’s San Diego Critics Circle awards ceremony (Jan 21, 2007) “I see Welton [Jones] out there, who was the first critic here to review me: he carved his initials on SEVERAL parts of my body and I have the scars to prove it….”

Welton Jones

Welton Jones started his long and distinguished career at the lowest possible rung of the ladder of journalism: as a paperboy in junior high school. In high school, he was called a good writer but considered himself to be more of a story teller.

After graduating from Lubbock High School, he started college at Texas A&M in the fall of 1954 and majored in journalism as a compromise. Having never written for a newspaper, he went to work for The Texas A&M Battalion before even registering with the college, earning $5 the first month. The summer of 1956 he worked for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and for the Houston Post the next summer of 1957 before his senior year. That year he was up for Editor of the Battalion. When he didn’t get that, he decided to write about theater and taught himself how.

He was rated 1A in the draft but followed his girlfriend to New York City. He worked fulltime as a copy boy at the New York Herald Tribune in the fall of 1958 for three or four months. The future scion of theater critics in San Diego must have given a thumbs down to New York and joined the US Coast Guard in the fall of 1958. He made Ensign in February of 1959.  While stationed in Juneau, Alaska he had a daughter, Diana. After leaving the Coast Guard, he returned to Texas and went to work for the Houston Post. He worked the police beat as a result of working an all-nighter and soon rose to be the senior police reporter. All the time he was describing the police blotter, though, he aspired to the entertainment post. During that time he co-founded a local theater group. He resigned from the paper, went broke, and had a son, Welton III, all in 1961. He moved to Shreveport in late 1961 and was hired for the entertainment beat . His first review was of the Shreveport Opera doing “Lakme!”, and began to pay off his debts. The Coast Guard Reserve recalled him to NYC which began what became an annual trip to the city.

In 1965, he joined the San Diego Union as the Sunday department entertainment staff writer, writing reviews daily, continuing what he started eight years earlier. He held the reviewer’s post from 1965 until 1971, missing his annual trek to New York. He took the post of entertainment editor in 1972, although he got no extra pay. He resumed his New York trips, though. He became the official theater critic for the Union in 1984. The Union merged with the Tribune and Welton became the Critic-at-large in 1994, a post he kept until retirement in 1999.

In 2000, he began writing for this site, He’s been instrumental in pulling together a team of erudite, enthusiastic and dedicated writers that cover nearly all of the professional performances in town, winning wards in both 2006 and 2007 as the dominant arts reviewing group in the city. As of October 2007, just a few months ago, Welton’s been on the job for 50 years and he’s still going strong and not just writing and leading the review team at

His theatre activities include: Passion play tour, Galveston Little Theater, started Juneau Little Theatre, started Major Productions Inc. (went broke). Still corresponds with one actress from that company. Shreveport helped form a couple companies; directed The “Boyfriend” for Barksdale AF Base. Stage managed and wrote Shreveport Press Club Gridiron show. SD New Heritage Th. Inc. 1968 2 original musicals: “The New Black Crook’, “Chinchilla!” (directed/produced); Del Mar series of 1 act plays 1973. For Women’s Ensemble Theater, he did sound design for “Uncommon Women” and others. SDG&S 84 Patience, 85 Orpheus, 86 Iolanthe, 86 Savoy; 87 Florodora, 88 Yeomen, 88 Utopia Ltd., Theater has been a lifelong passion. In 1981 he had already written a 50 minute traveling show, “Songs for a Queen”, which toured the San Diego schools for the SDG&E outreach program. In 1986 he wrote “The Savoy Theater Cat”, an insider view of the Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration. Since retiring, Welton has written, produced and/or directed “The Gift of the Magi” (2001), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2002), “La Pastorela” (2005), and “The Pirates of Point Loma” (2007). He was co-founder of the San Diego Press Club and is currently a member of SOHO’s board of directors.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Joyce Sullivan Raines
1902 25th Street
Lubbock, TX 79411

Joyce L. Raines, lifelong resident of Lubbock, passed away on August 9, 2009 at her home at the age of 73. She was born on October 29, 1935 in Lubbock to the late M.M. “Jack” and Hazel Sullivan. She married David Raines on March 25, 1979 in Lubbock. Joyce was an AT&T operator for 25 years and a member of Broadview Baptist Church.
Joyce is survived by her husband, David; children, Chuck Harjes and wife Sandi of Albuquerque, N.M., Cindy Anderson and husband Steve of Celina, Texas, Terrie Mierke and husband David of San Diego, Calif. and Randy Harjes of Lubbock; grandchildren, Andrew, Brad and Cameron Harjes, Corey Graham and wife Jenni, Ross, Alex and Jill Mierke, Trish Harjes and husband Justin Kelley, and Devin Harjes; and great-grandchildren, Cayman, Nate and Kylee Graham, and Tristin Kelley.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Sanders Memorial Chapel with Reverend Bruce Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 until 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lubbock, 1102 Slide Rd Ste 3, Lubbock, TX 79416. The family would like to send a special thanks to Gwen, Yolanda, Nicole and Bruce.
Online condolences may be made at

Memorial Services
Sunday, May 31, 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
507 West 2nd Street
Muleshoe, TX.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
R. G. Box
Lubbock, TX
chuggerspook1934@gmail.comJoe Dale.

Charles Flowers passed away this afternoon. This is so very sad for all of us.

To know that Charles won’t be around, will take a long, long time for me to get

used to.

Charles Flowers (Jerie)
1908 West Avenue G
Muleshoe, TX 79347

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Welton Jones
San Diego, CAFriends,
I’m back from a 24-day, 8,000-mile road trip through 22 states and
one Canadian province in my Toyota Celica. Spent a week in Boston
doing some research and attending a ballet history seminar at
Harvard. Rode across Texas with my brother but otherwise did all the
driving myself. Holly joined me for the last week. Only mishap was a
nosedive spinout during a Northern Michigan blizzard. Friendly tow-
truck pulled us out and we were on our way within hours, only
slightly battered.
Saw Yellowstone Park, Kit Carson Museum, Custer’s Last Stand site,
top of Mississippi River, U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame in Shreveport,
great-great-grandniece of Jaguarina (complete with family bible and
10 ancient pictures), Trader Joe’s of Boston (a back Bay
storefront!), Harvard Faculty Club, a live wild wolf and many motel
Now I’m back, determined to stay put for a long while and ready to go
to work on the many projects that have been postponed.

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Lubbock, TXMary Sue Darden Malone, 73, of Lafayette, LA, formerly of Lubbock, died Monday, March 23, 2009. Services will be 3:00 P. M. Saturday at Church of the Covenant Methodist Church in Lafayette. Delhomme Funeral Home, Lafayette, LA. Sue is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Vernon Ray Malone; two daughters, Lori Anne Boatner and Lisa Diane John and her husband Steve; one son, Michael Eldridge Malone and his wife Denise; three sisters, Diana Nettles of Lubbock, Texas; Janis Crismon Mountain Home, Texas; Linda Pimlott of Arlington, Texas and two brothers; David Darden of Lubbock, Texas and Chuck Darden of Shallowater, Texas. Sue and Vernon have four grandchildren: Jennifer Thomas, Ryan, Jeremy and Spencer Malone and two great grandchildren: Alyssa and Sadie Thomas.Mary Sue Darden Malone
208 Decatur Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70503

Services are Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:00 A. M.
First Methodist Church, Bryan, TX
506 E 28th Street, Bryan, TX (979)-779-1324
Reception 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday night
Hillier Funeral Home 2301 E 29th Street, Bryan, TX
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Joe Dale & Joan Bethany Bryan
Lubbock, TX
jajdb@suddenlink.net1954 LHS Alumni


Kathryn, Jo-Ann Turnbough Anthony’s daughter, just called.  Our class secretary, 1954 All-Westerner Girl, and co-editor of the 1954 LHS annual, Jo-Ann Turnbough Anthony, died this morning in College Station, her home, after a long struggle of 13 years with cancer and leukemia.  She has two daughters, Kathryn of Houston, and Elizabeth of New Jersey and three grandchildren.  She told me on January 15th, when we were at her home, that she was going to come to the 55th reunion. She and Ray celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 17th. We will be going to the funeral. She was a great friend since the second grade, and Joan’s best friend.

More details later.
Joe Dale & Joan Bethany Bryan

Jo-Ann Turnbough Anthony (Ray)
200 Hearthstone Circle
College Station, TX 77840

March 4, 2009
Patsy Jo Schmidt Stewart
2722 63rd Street
Lubbock, TX 79413Cathy Gordon, daughter, called today that her mother, and our classmate, Patsy Jo Schmidt Stewart passed away in January, 2009. We expressed our sympathy and condolences to the family on behave of the 1954 LHS Alumni.
Joe Dale Bryan

Bill Burford (Pat)
3510 Turtlecreek 8E
Dallas, TX 75219
214-219-1750Friday, February 20, 2009Burford, William Eugene William Eugene
Burford was born May 16, 1936 to Rosa Mae & Emmett Burford in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University. Bill has been President and owner of Texas Art Gallery for over forty years. He conducted auction sales specializing in Western and European art, antiques, silver and rare wines for over 30 years. He also held a Texas Auctioneer License. Through the years, he has conducted auctions for numerous charities including Art About Town, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Houston Grand Opera, Notre Dame School, The National Kidney Foundation of Texas, Northwood University, Texas Tech University and the Wesley Rankin Community Center. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Methodist Health System Foundation & Committee of Trustees for Highland Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Patricia K. Burford; daughter, Sherrie Schork & husband Alan & their children, Erin Bridges & husband Lee & Sara Schork; stepchildren Debbie Leeuw, Vicki Leeuw, Jim Leeuw & wife Sheri & their children, Tyler, Taylor, Jordyn, Blake, Hunter, Patrick & Ella. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Chad Leeuw. Memorial services will be held at Highland Park United Methodist Church in the main sanctuary, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10 am with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. A reception will follow the service at Texas Art Gallery, 5570 West Lovers Lane, Inwood Village Suite #396. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Tech University Scholarship Fund, Methodist Health System Foundation or Highland Park United Methodist Church.

January 22, 2009
R. G. Box
chuggerspook1934@gmail.comJoe Dale.I received a phone call from Kenneth Rhorer this morning.  He and his wife and Robert Goad and his wife were in Lubbock this past week. Wednesday, Robert and Kenneth were coming out to visit  me to see my blacksmith shop, etc.; however, they had to return to El Paso that day, and I did not get to see them. Yesterday ( 1-21-09 ), Robert passed away. Probably a heart attack. Kenneth will let me know.  Sad.
R. G.

Robert Goad (Linda)
9617 Stonehaven
El Paso, TX 79925

GOAD, ROBERT LEE, 73, Visitation: 2-5 p.m. January 25, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home East. Funeral Service: 2 p.m. January 26, 2009 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Interment will be private. Survived by wife Linda Goad, son Barry Goad, daughter Brandi Le Blanc, sisters Sara Nabours, Glori Rhorer & Kathy Flaten.

Published in the El Paso Times from 1/24/2009 – 1/26/2009

Clell “Jim” Spann
2304 – 55th Street
Lubbock, TX 79412
806-795-1857Lubbock Avalanche Journal
December 18, 2008

August 14, 2008
R. G. Box
chuggerspook1934@gmail.comJoe Dale.The Whitharral Lions Club will have their annual BBQ this Saturday, August 16th. It will start about 5 PM. They have been doing this for over 20 yeas and have over 300 people attending. Our class mate, Jim Copeland, has been cooking ever year since it started.  He asked that we put this information on our web site to get more people there.Have a good day, and I’ll see you at the BBQ.

July 6, 2008

Funeral Services for Joe Putman are 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 8th at John Wesley Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes, Houston, TX 77069.

July 5, 2008

Mary Ann Munn Putman’s, husband, Joe, passed away late July 4th.  He had been ill for some time. Our sympathies and condolences are with Mary Ann and her family at this time. Services are pending but will probably be Tuesday, July 8th.  More details will be posted later.

Mary Ann Munn Putman (Joseph III)
16002 Kempton Park
Spring, TX 77373

We have received the sad news from Carroll Allen that his longtime friend and our classmate, John Delashaw, passed away on May 31, 2008.  We offer our sympathy to John’s wife Joan and the rest of the family.

Vernard Alexander
 of Midland died Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
He coached for the Lubbock schools for six years and was coaching there when the Lubbock Westerners won two state championships. The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Midland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at Resthaven Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at the Glass chapel at First United Methodist Church, Midland, at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008

April 22, 2008
Joni Wimberly McIlvain (’55)
dccamerabug@verizon.netMaybe some in your class don’t remember Kay Hintz.   Kay and Sandra Hitch, Marsha Dowdy, Kay Harrison, and Elaine Sherrod did the artwork for 1954 yearbook.    While in Tech, and before moving to California, she worked as a commercial artist for Dunlaps.

Kay Roberta Hintz Kirk

May 28, 1937- March 29, 2008


Passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008. Kay Roberta Hintz grew up in the Midwest, with stops in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas. She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1954, and attended Texas Tech. She moved to the Bay Area in 1960, where she met Russell Frances Kirk, the man she would marry and raise a family with. After 45 years of life together, Russell passed away last August after losing his own fight with cancer.


Kay was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid crossword puzzler who rarely missed the daily puzzle and always had her trusty dictionary by her side. She enjoyed creative endeavors such as painting and sewing, as well as traveling, cooking, reading, and piecing together the occasional jigsaw puzzle. In addition to raising three kids, for many years Kay operated her own bookkeeping business and later worked at various day care centers, loving the babies.


She is survived by her children Mitch, Brian and Susan, her granddaughters Leah and Nicole, her sister Ann and brother Karl, and several nieces and nephews and their families. We love her dearly and she will be greatly missed.    San Jose News


To send cards to her children:
Susan Kirk

1696 Kennewick Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Mitch Kirk

596 E. Arbor

Sunnyvale, CA 94085


Brian Kirk

8372 Loyal Way

Seattle, WA 98117

April 5, 2008
Joni Wimberly McIlvain (’55)
dccamerabug@verizon.netIt is with great sadness that I tell you that Kay Hintz Kirk passed away last week 3-29-08.  her husband, Russell, died last August after a brief battle with cancer, and Kay just couldn’t live without him.  She was hospitalized in January, and her sister went to CA to help her.  After Ann left, her kids got nursing help at home, and Kay seemed better for awhile. She was hospitalized again 2 weeks ago, and just couldn’t make it.

Kay and their children, Mitch, Susie, and Brian (and 2 granddaughters) had a wonderful celebration of Russell’s life last October at their favorite restaurant in Sunnyvale CA.  I was so happy to be able to attend.  Understandably, Mitch, Susie, and Brian are devastated now, and can’t cope with another big memorial service.  There will be a private family ceremony.


I will send another message after I get addresses for sympathy cards.

Kay Hintz Kirk
(Russell, dec’d.)
1696 Kennewick Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

January 14, 2008
Marilyn Goodwin Clarklonestargal38@sbcglobal.netTo our precious friends and family:John had a significant stroke on Christmas morning that affected his speech. This was the temporal, parietal region for those of you in the know. He has no  physical deficits other that the verbal and auditory defects. He is doing well with speech therapy three times a week, but it will take a while. His therapist has great hopes for a full return.

We seek your prayers and know the love is there. I just needed to let you know.


Marilyn Goodwin Clark

August 16, 2007
Joni Wimberly McIlvain (’55)
Kay Hintz Kirk’s husband, Russell, passed away quietly early this morning.  No plans made yet for a memorial.  Their kids are there, youngest son has been working from their home, daughter took week off & went home, oldest son lives there. Russell was diagnosed in early June, with cancer everywhere. Really sad.Kay Hintz Kirk1696 Kennewick Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

July 31, 2007

Joe Bob Martin

Thursday, June 28, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007,  Gerald (Jerry) and Carolyn Lea McCasland, Class of “54, will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  She has been trying to smooth off the rough edges all these years but Jerry is a slow learner.Regards,

June 20, 2007
Thanks for the information.  I have managed to hold on to mine all these years and when I see the cost of a replacement I am glad.  If I had lost mine though I would gladly pay that price for a replacement.  It has been extra special to me because it is unique.Roy Jobe

June 18, 2007Thanks to Torry Anderson for securing this information.


COST:   Silver Celestrium        10K         14K      18K

Boys     $279                            $454      $459    $464

Girls      $279                            $394      $399    $404

(This includes $20 for back date fee to 1954 (or other prior year) and gold price increases to April 3 according to addendum)

Add $35 for a 3 point diamond or $15 for a CZ set above the building in the clouds.

Order from:  Shirley Cope
Box 6127
Lubbock, TX 79493
Phone: 806-795-0525

March 21, 2007Theresa Boling Nelson’s son, Gerry Shane Nelson, 41, was buried at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Woodrow (south of Lubbock). Theresa’s phone and address are:
Theresa Boling Nelson
RR 1 Box 189
Slaton, TX 79364

Thursday, March 8, 2007Revis Jordan Gowen’s son, Jordan Gray, died unexpectedly early Monday morning apparently of pneumonia. Services are Friday at 1:00 P. M. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Charles Moore 
passed away this morning at 10 A.M. from pneumonia. The funeral will be Thursday at the 1st Baptist Church, 1008-8th Street, Shallowater, TX at 2:00 P.M.

From: DeeDee Baker
To: R G Box
Friday, January 26, 2007
Re: Update on Charles MooreMr. Box,
I just wanted to let you know that we have moved Dad to Littlefield. He
is in a nursing home there. The home is called Littlefield Hospitality. He is in room 8. It is just going to be better for him to be around more family. I have two sisters and a niece that live in Littlefield and, of course, Dad’s two sisters live in Lubbock. I think the more visitors that he can have the better. This place seems to be very good and are going to continue with his therapy five days a week.
It was very hard for me to leave him there and come back to Abilene. I am going to miss him being around me and my kids everyday. If you could just get an e-mail out to everyone and let them know where he is and how he is doing, I would appreciate that very much.
Thanks for all of your concern,
DeeDee Baker

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007

Joe Dale.

Gene looks good. Just like his old self. Have a good day.

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007

Joe Dale,

Gene Mathis had parathyroid surgery Dec. 20th, and quadruple heart surgery Dec. 26th. He is at home doing fine. He can’t talk at all. Will let you know when he is able to have visitors.
R G Box

From: DeeDee Baker
To: R. G. Box
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Subject: Update on Charles MooreMr. Box,
I am writing to update you on what is happening with Dad. He is now in Mesa Springs skilled nursing unit here in Abilene. Progress is very slow. We are looking at long term nursing home care. I have had to make a hard decision concerning this. I would love for Dad to stay here in Abilene with me at a local nursing home, but it is getting very difficult for me. I am now 7 months pregnant and with the new baby coming soon, my time will be very limited.  My sisters and I have decided to move Dad back to the Lubbock area where we have more family that can tend to Dad on a daily basis. Both of my sisters and a niece live in Littlefield, and we have found a very nice nursing home there for him to stay, Littlefield Hospitality.  My sister also knows the physical therapist there and, hopefully, he can get more personal care and rehab. Hopefully, we will get Dad moved in the next week or so. Also, moving him closer to Lubbock, both of his sisters (Beverly and Sharon) will be able to help out and visit more often. We just feel that it will benefit Dad more to have more visitors on a daily basis.
Thanks for all of your concern and prayers.
DeeDee Baker

DeeDee Baker
To: Donald R Barton 
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Re: Charles MooreHello,
Thank you for checking on Dad. I’m not sure where we last were when you heard from us. Dad went to the rehab facility and was doing pretty good, but then had another stroke and had two blood clots go to each lung. He spent about a week in the critical care unit. He probably should have died instantly. He has hung in there and is medically very stable and going through some more rehab in the skilled nursing unit at Hendrick Medical Center.  He still doesn’t talk and can’t move his right side at all. It’s hard to tell what is going on in his mind, but he appears to be very angry and not wanting to participate a whole lot in rehab. If this continues, the hospital will probably not recommend a rehab facility and will send him to another skilled nursing unit, possibly long term nursing home care. They will make their decision by the end of this week. Please pray that dad will understand and start working harder in therapy.
I feel like they have just basically given up on him and are tired of working with him. We are at the mercy of the physical, occupational, and speech therapists.  Dad is progressing some, but not fast enough to make a good impression on them. Please just pray that they won’t give up on him and will recommend him for a rehab facility. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers.
DeeDee Baker (youngest daughter of three)
Abilene, TX

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006Johnanna McFarland Giles’ mother, Johnnie McFarland Porr, 89, passed away Nov. 27th.  Visitation is Wed., Nov. 27th from 6 to 7 at Sanders Funeral Home, Lubbock, and graveside services are 2:00 P. M., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Johanna McFarland Giles (Perry), 10627 Fairlane, Houston, TX 77024

R. G. Box

November 28, 2006


Sylvia Turner  White passed away today at 6:15 P. M. from pneumonia. She had been very sick for quite sometime. I just spoke with her sister, Liz Turner Galloway. Sylvia was class of ’56. Please put on our web site latest news. Thanks.

Tonie Ball
To: R. G. Box
Cc: DeeDee Baker
Monday, November 27, 2006
Re: Charles MooreDear Mr. Box,
Thank you for forwarding Dad’s situation to all of his friends. We truly appreciate all of the thoughts and prayer. We were wondering if you could forward this thank you and update to everyone for us.
Connie, Tonie and DeeDeeDear Friends:
My name is Tonie Ball. I am Charles’ 2nd daughter out of 3, Connie being the oldest, and DeeDee (Deanna) being the youngest. Connie and I live in Littlefield (West of Lubbock) and DeeDee in Abilene. I thought I would take a minute and thank each of you for all of your wonderful words of encouragement that you have sent to Dad and give you each an update on his condition.
Dad is in Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene. We helped him move to Abilene in 2001 after the loss of our mother in 2000. He has lived there since, enjoying his grandchildren of DeeDee’s (Deanna). She has 2 boys and one on the way (due in April). He has been working part time and golfing a lot.
He was in great health until the day of his first stroke on Oct. 28, 2006. He had another stoke on Sat., Nov. 11th and had a blood clot in his lung and one in both legs. He was in ICU until Sat., Nov. 25th and now is in room 3707.
Please feel free to call the hospital and go and visit anytime. The direct phone number to his room is 325-670-3707. He would truly love to see all of his old friends that he could.
I’m sorry to report, at this time, he isn’t talking. His first stoke left him to where he can’t talk or swallow. He does know what people are saying (we think) for the most part. He responds by shaking his head and squeezing our hands. We have all of your precious emails and will be reading them to Dad as soon as he recovers enough to understand them all.
DeeDee is the one that lives in Abilene and is by his side daily; Connie and I try to go on weekends. Please feel free to call DeeDee anytime at 325-721-2094 and leave a message if she can’t get to the phone. She will be more than happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have. Thank you again, for all of your thoughts and prayers, and we will do our best to keep you informed.
God Bless you all,

Connie Trotter 806-729-7763
Tonie Ball 806-445-7179
and DeeDee Baker 325-721-2094

DeeDee Baker (Charles Moore’s daughter)
November 27, 2006
Re: Charles Moore
To: Donald R BartonHello,
Thank you for your e-mail. It means so much to me to know that so many people care about my wonderful Dad, almost as much as I do!!  He has been living in Abilene for the last 4 years.
He is now at Hendrick Medical Center here in Abilene. As of today he is in room 3707. He will probably be moved to the skilled nursing unit on the 6th floor in the next couple of days.
I am letting him know that all of his old buddies are asking about him. He is not very responsive right now, and he can’t talk. I’m not sure if he knows what we are saying all the time. I will let him know that you are thinking about him.
Thank you for your concern.
DeeDee Baker

Barbara Ohnemus Holder
3311 77th Lubbock
24 Nov 2006I just got the e-mail message about Joanne Dean’s passing yesterday morning. Each time Joe Dale sends out one of these messages there are some of us that feel the loss more than others. It seems as if Joanne is one that     will be missed by many. She has been a very special person in many of our lives. It is an especially unusual time for Darwin and me as 52 years ago last night Joanne played the organ at First Christian Church for our wedding!  Joanne, we will always remember what you did to help us beginning our long and successful journey. Thank you.

Funeral is Sunday, Nov.26th, 2:30 P.M. at Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka, KS.  Burial will be Monday in Marion, KS

Thursday, November 23, 2006
From Roberta Elliott Lindly

Re: Joanne Dean Forsyth (Ken)
7044 SW 33rd, Topeka, KS 66614                              
785-478-9415                                                                                                                     Joanne

I received a phone call from one of Joanne’s daughters about 1:30 P.M. today – Thanksgiving.  Joanne died this morning.  The funeral is tentatively scheduled for Sunday afternoon assuming the church is available (Sunday afternoon).  Evelyn & I had already purchased airline tickets to go tomorrow and return Saturday, so I don’t know if there will be a change in our plans or not.  When I know more about funeral arrangements, I will notify you.

With a sad heart,

Please say a special prayer today for Joanne Dean and her family.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006From Roberta Elliott Lindly


I received a long distance call from Joanne Dean Forsyth‘s daughter about 6:45 P.M. tonight.  Joanne is not expected to live much longer. She is in hospice and too ill to go home. This is a terribly busy time of year for me, but I plan to go to the funeral if at all possible.  Please pass the word on to other classmates in Lubbock re: Joanne.  Joanne & Ken live in Topeka, Kansas.


I can’t believe I’m losing another close friend.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.



Monday, November 20, 2006
From R. G. Box
Charles Moore had a stroke 3 weeks ago (he played 18 holes that day). The stroke left him unable to walk; also, he could not use his hands and could not talk. After he started to improve, they moved him into therapy.Yesterday, he was moved back into ICU due to a blood clot in his lungs. However, he can understand when his daughter talks to him. His daughter is DeAnna Baker. If you would like, send an email to DeAnna and she can read it to Charles. I think it would be wonderful if Charles received many emails.Her email is: (You may link by clicking her address here.)

Please put this message on our web site. Have a good day and say a prayer for Charles.


R. G. Box

Wednesday, October 25, 2006Shirley Ann Fullerton Crump died yesterday, October 24, 2006, in Lubbock.  Funeral Services will be Thursday at 10:00 A. M. at Broadview Baptist Church in Lubbock with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

October 14, 2006

Joe Dale

John Wesley Chism passed away this morning (Saturday), October 14, 2006, at 4:00 A.M., according to his son, Jay who was with him. Graveside services will be @ Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock @ 1:00 P. M., on Tuesday, October 17th, and are being handled by Sanders Funeral Home of Lubbock. No other services are planned.


We lost a fine friend.

Would appreciate you sending this on your broadcast.

Clinton Smith

Tuesday, October 3, 2006Anyone wanna play golf with Barton and his one iron?

Monday, July 17, 2006This is Jon’s wife Pat – I am sorry to inform you that Jon died this past Saturday night of pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. He had been sick awhile, but once it started to get bad it was a matter of weeks, then just hours, but at least his suffering has ended.

Just so you can post this on the website or pass the news around. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11, in Kaufman, Texas.

Thank you all for being his friends.

Tuesday, May 28, 2006Gene, please enter this information about Alan Andrews on the Latest News page in the LHS web site. Pass along the directions that the next time anybody sees Al not to laugh or point at the bald spot or the combover or the rug. Thanks, Tom Brady

In a message dated 5/23/2006 12:30:25 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

Well, it has been one (1) week since folks started cutting and slicing on various parts of my aging body. As a result I have a hole in the top of my head that is larger than a silver dollar, two (2) slashes on my neck that have never hurt and what looks and feels like a large burn spot on my left leg, up pretty high. This is the one that hurts. I have been reminded that this is very much like a by-pass patient that has veins/arteries removed from his leg to patch in the heart. In my case, this is where they got the skin to graft to the top of my head.
The medical report this morning is basically ” There Ain’t No Cancer Anywhere “. All the pathology tests came back negative.
Again, I am positive that all this GREAT news is the result of you and so many others placing me on your prayer list and keeping me there. Patty and I thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. I’m gonna take it easy about another week and then ‘full speed ahead’ back into the battle.
Again, many many thanks. We Love You !!!!!

Al & Patty Andrews

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 3:50 PM

I called Benny today. He is in a rehabilitation house down the street from Seton Hospital in Austin. He is doing very well. He has had a rejection rate of R-2, but they believe that rejection can be controlled with medication, so they are not too worried about that. Benny is looking forward to getting back on the golf course and doing some traveling. He got the heart of a 62 year old man who died in Seton Hospital. The man had had by-pass surgery, but the heart is beating at a 70 rate, and they say a 60 is excellent.Benny’s heart was beating a 15-20, so he is getting some circulation that he has not had for while. The report is very good for complete recovery. Charles Flowers has visited with Benny in the hospital, but Benny said that
luckily that visit did not cause him a relapse. Thanks for reminding me to report.
George Nelson

28 Mar 2006Benny McCollum underwent heart transplant surgery in Austin last Thursday.  He is in Seton Hospital in Austin and as of Monday Night was doing well.  I am sure he would appreciate the prayers of everyone. I will try to keep you advised.

27 Mar 2006

R. G. Box’s 96 year old mother died  March 23rd. The funeral was today. His address, email and phone are:

6723 110th Street
Lubbock TX 79424

in case you want to contact him.  Sorry, I should have sent this sooner.
Joe Dale Bryan

From Celina Roberts Price
17 Mar 2006We are doing well.  Tom had a mild heart attack last week, but is doing well after a little vacuum work and a new stint.  We miss all of you there!  Blessings and Hugs.
Celina Price


Westerner Call To Loyalty

"Westerners, put on your chaps,

Buckle on your spurs,

Loosen up the reins of our old fighting Westerners.

Sportsmanship, then victory is the motto of our high,

Come along, you brave old Westerners, we will do or die.

We will gallop over all the sweeping prairie land,

We will fight for biack and gold, true Westerner brand.

Lubbock High in golden letters, we will glorify,

Come along, you brave old Westerners; we will do or die.”

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 Gene Mathis

We often want to reminisce and look back at our younger years. I discovered an extremely interesting website the has almost every issue of The Westerner Newspaper from the 1930s to the current date. One Interesting section is 21 pages long from May of 1954,

The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.)
Vol. 20, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, May 21, 1954