Deceased Alumni

A quote from the 1933 Bronco about a cadet, George O. Speer 1933 JC, who was killed in a Polo Game, is appropriate at this ceremony.

BUT IF THEY ARE GONE FROM OUR RANKS, 
WE KEEP THEM ON OUR ROSTER,
AS VALUES ONCE INTIMATELY KNOWN
AND AVAILABLE IN OUR RECOLLECTIONS
AND IN OUR HEARTS.
THEY WILL REMAIN FOREVER YOUNG.

 

1945

Abercrombie, Joe Dick 1945 JC
Anderson, Robert Morris 1945 HS ~ 20-Mar-2009
Argall, Frank G., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 11-Nov-1992
Arnot, Harold C., Jr. 1945 JC ~ 14-Apr-2012 (1925 ~ 2012) Hal Arnot passed away on April 14, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in 1925 in Oakland CA. His family soon moved to Seattle where he became a life long UW Huskie football fan. He started climbing on Mt Rainier under the guidance of legendary scoutmaster Clark E. Schurman and after several attempts, he finally summited on August 14, 1978. Hal attended the New Mexico Military Institute and when WWII broke out he joined the Navy and was sent to Cornell University. After the war, Hal moved back to Seattle where he met and married Dene Jones. Hal and Dene raised their family and worked in the Seattle area until retiring to Carmel. Hal enjoyed playing golf, hiking and volunteering at the SPCA. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of wearing hats that he collected in his travels all over the world. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his 2008 Honda Accord (which is now for sale). At his request, there will be no services.
Asher, Jerry W., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 20-Nov-1995
Baucum, Winston H. 1945 HS
Beamon, Arlo G. 1945 HS ~ 19-Jun-2007 born on Sept. 10, 1927, was a kind and giving man, passed on at his home on June 19, 2007. He saw the best in people. He enjoyed family and friends, putting their needs above his own. Arlo set the best example of honesty and integrity to his sons, grandchildren and those friends around him. One of Arlo’s great joys in life was to take horse-packing trips to the mountains hunting and enjoying nature with family and special friends. Arlo was raised on the family farm in Avondale, the only child of Arlo Grant and Julia Katherine Beamon, who predeceased him along with his stepfather, Dick Stubblefield. He was a banker, starting as a teller at the Arkansas Valley Bank and retired as the president of United Bank, a rewarding 33 years in banking. He then joined his son, Bill, in real estate and worked with Bob in the farm and ranch life. Arlo is survived by his wife of 58 years, June; sons, Bill (Melodie) and Bob (Ruth); grandchildren, Arlo (Lori), Mindy (Kent) Shorten, Katie and Barbara Beamon, Carly (Brian) Snell, Douglas (Heidi) Lane; and great-grandchildren, Cody, Keeley, Kaylyn, Lane, Grayce, Kenny and Dannon. Survived by stepsister, Wanda (John) Stout; also survived by cousins, Bill (Joan) Smith, Tom (Joan) Jackson, Nicholas and Peter Smith and David (Sharon) Smith. Arlo was in the Al Kaly Shrine and belonged to the Mule Train, member of the Masonic Lodge 17, the Avondale Methodist Church and the American Legion. Arlo was known and loved by many, was thoughtful and caring, giving much more than he received. All of us loved him so, he will be missed as he touched our hearts so deeply.
Beard, Leonard S., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 19-Mar-1999
Becker, Robert J. 1945 JC ~ 12-Oct-1996
Bellamak, Ferris W. 1945 HS ~ 18-Apr-2008 80, of Scottsdale passed away peacefully on April 18th, 2008. He was born in Superior, Arizona in 1927. He served his country as an officer of the United States Army in Korea. He earned both his undergraduate degree and his Law Degree from the University of Arizona. He practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona with honor and distinction for over 50 years. Never completely retiring, he helped friends and family with legal assistance throughout his life. He also practiced golf for over 50 years with passion and the camaraderie of his friends during his long-standing membership at the Paradise Valley Country Club. A resident of the Valley his entire adult life, he was married for 50 years to his beloved wife Marie Louise (Lu) Bellamak and is survived by Lu, their three children Desiree, Ferris Jr. (Judge), and Shawn, and three grandchildren Jessica, Macy and Jake. He was predeceased by his grandson Brandon. Ferris’ time on this earth was reminiscent of the movie it’s A Wonderful Life. He was a friend of everyone, and a man who exampled the true meaning of being kind, honest, moral and ethical in the presence of everyone who knew him.
Benton, John T. 1945 HS
Bernard, Edward G., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 15-Nov-2015
Berry, MAJ Harry McKay, USAF (Ret) 1945 HS
Bohnet, Gus D. 1945 JC ~ 14-Jun-2010 was born September 30, 1926. Gus died peacefully on June 14, 2010. Gus was originally a baker and was Vice-President of Sales for Mrs. Bohnet’s Sunbeam Bread in San Antonio until he sold the bakery in 1968. Gus pursued many business endeavors. Gus was very involved as a member in the United States Power Squadron and reached the highest rank of Commander with over 50 years of service in helping boating and boat safety. He enjoyed boating and fishing and had a passion in helping promote the Power Squadron too many. He was preceded in death by his wives Josephine (Josie) Phillips Bohnet and Nancy (Holly) Jamison Bohnet. He is survived by his sister Marjorie Willoughby and her family, his daughter Sharon Bohnet and son Don and Ramona Bohnet and step-daughters Nancy Jamison from Providence RI, and Judy Mindlin from Albuquerque NM; 2 grandchildren Jason (and Catherine) Bohnet of San Antonio and Brittany Bohnet of San Francisco, CA. Additionally he had 2 step-grandchildren, and a niece, several nephews and many other friends and caregivers.
Bowers, COL Bruce Thomas, USA (Ret) 1945 HS ~ 11-Sep-2008
Boyd, Clinton D., Jr. 1945 JC ~ 21-Apr-2007
Brainard, Edward H., II 1945 HS ~ 01-Jul-1999
Breer, Louis C., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 01-Mar-1981
Brittan, Barrett F. 1945 HS
Brittan, Leonard A. 1945 JC
Bunten, John A. 1945 JC
Butler, J. Clark 1945 HS ~ 31-Jul-2004
Byrd, Sterling J., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 15-Jan-1995
Byrnes, Malcolm H. 1945 HS
Calvert, David R. 1945 HS ~ 30-Nov-2009 passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009 at the age of 82. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1945. David joked about being a “Road” scholar – Trinity University, Texas A&M, University of Tulsa, University of Texas and finishing at University of Houston. He loved the outdoors, sailing his 40 ft. Sailboat, Como No, hunting with family in South Texas, antelope in New Mexico, mule deer and antelope in Wyoming and prairie dogs in Montana. David was a member of the Texas Cavaliers, San Antonio Power Squadron, Club Girard and the Conopus Club. David was also a three-time Life Member of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife, Gloria S. Calvert; daughters, Laura C. Zipprich and husband, Douglas and Catherine C. Harmer; five grandchildren, Lee Anne, Sean Lane, Melissa, Rusty and Kyle; brothers, James Spencer Calvert and wife, Mary Anita, Jonathan Curedale Calvert and wife, Betty and Richard Worcester Calvert and wife, Peggy; brothers-in-law, Tony Jimenez and, wife, Virginia and Kenneth Vann Sr. And wife, Yvonne; sister-in-law, Patricia Saucier and numerous nephews and nieces. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Doerr, Toby Calvert, Joe Calvert, Joe Dittmar, Joseph Fitzsimmons, Kenneth Vann Sr., Tony Jimenez, Christopher Jimenez and Anthony J. Jimenez.
Campbell, Eugene W. 1945 JC ~ 05-May-2016 passed away in the presence of family on May 5, 2016, in Dallas, TX. Gene was born December 1, 1926, in Dallas, TX to Dorothy and Frank Whitney of Albany, TX. Following the death of his father at an early age, his mother married Grover S. Campbell who adopted him and his brother. Gene’s early years were spent in Denton, TX where he learned about the natural world that he grew to love and embrace. He graduated from Denton High School in 1943. Upon graduation from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII . Following discharge, he attended SMU and went on to Purdue University where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation he worked for Brown & Root in Houston. Returning to Dallas, Gene and his brother, Frank, partnered to create a thriving general contracting firm. When he founded Gene Campbell, Inc., he began a 45 year career as a home builder working with fine architects Frank Welch, Tie Davis, Max Chapman and Edward Larrabee Barnes. In 1950, Gene married Joan Minneman of Indianapolis, IN and together they raised four children. An accomplished photographer, avid sailor, skier, remarkable mountain climber and all around outdoorsman, he shared these avocations with his family. In 1984, Gene married Bobby List and they spent the next 31 years in Dallas enjoying shared interests while traveling the US and abroad. He is survived by his wife Bobby Pipkin Campbell of Dallas; by his daughter Cindy Campbell Haney and husband Craig of CO; son Bruce Campbell of CO; nephews Whitney Campbell, Grover Campbell and Andrew Campbell of TX; grandson Karl Irwin of TX; and granddaughters Christina Campbell-Vivirito and Kathryne Pinedo of CA. Gene is also survived by beloved step children Robert List and wife Karen, Rosalie and Natalie List of VA; Leslie List Doll and husband Bob, Emily, Bobby and Caroline of NJ; and Lisabeth List and Voitek Asztabski of Dallas. Gene was predeceased by his daughter, Kathryn and son, Douglas and his brother Frank Campbell.
Casabonne, Paul J. 1945 HS
Chappell, Bill B. 1945 JC ~ 20-Jan-2000
Chauvin, Eugene D. 1945 HS ~ 01-Jan-1982
Christesson, Bobby L. 1945 JC ~ 14-Nov-1985
Cole, P. Jay 1945 HS
Cole, Robert S. 1945 HS
Collier, Theodore M. 1945 HS
Conant, Kenneth W. 1945 HS ~ 31-Oct-2006 passed away on Tuesday, October 31, in Santa Ana, CA, after several years of declining health. He was born in Belen on June 9, 1925, to John W. Conant and Gladys De Meza Conant of Bosque. The Conant’s were a prominent ranching family in Valencia and Socorro counties who also owned the Bosque Trading Post for many years. Ken attended local schools and New Mexico Military Institute, before enlisting in the Air Force in 1943. Stationed in England, he flew 26 missions as a bombardier over Germany in World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. Ken continued in his service to the United States government as a civilian employee of various federal departments. Because of his fluency in Spanish, he enjoyed many diverse assignments in Mexico as well as the United States. He retired after years of service which included the Border Patrol, Immigration and Naturalization, Customs and the drug enforcement arm of the Treasury Department. Ken was predeceased by his two brothers, Clifton Conant and Edgar (Pop) Conant, both of Belen; and his sister, Gladys Weaver of Laguna Hills, CA. Survivors include his wife, Wanda of Laguna Hills, CA; three daughters, Candiss Conant Pompura of Walnut Creek, CA, Constance Conant Blackmer of Freeport, Maine, and Cynthia Conant Wellito of Brunswick, Maine; four granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews, some of whom still reside in the Belen area.
Connelly, William W. A. 1945 HS
Craig, James S. 1945 JC ~ 08-Jun-1998
Crosby, Frederick W. 1945 HS ~ 05-Apr-2011 Our father passed away on April 5, 2011. He was born on December 6, 1926 in Duluth, MN. After attending high school at New Mexico Military Institute, he joined the Navy. He was a deep-sea diver in the Pacific in World War II. After discharge in San Diego he met our mother, Shirley in L.A. They were married on December 7, 1951. He was a precision grinder in Aerospace, working on the Mercury Space Program and Boeing Corp. After retiring in Irvine, Ca, they moved to Ukiah in 2000. He loved the ocean, fishing, hunting and camping. He is survived by his daughters Janet Denny and her husband Al, Carol Crosby of Ukiah, Pat Steele and her husband Greg of Riverside, Ca, son Robert McBride and his wife Donna of Vernon, TX. Also surviving are four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley and his grandson Travis Rash. At his request, there will not be any services. See you on the other side Dad. We love you.
Culver, Howard A. 1945 HS ~ 09-Mar-1994
Danenberg, H. D., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 28-Feb-2005
Davis, Edgar W., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 11-May-1999
Dawson, Allen B., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 23-Dec-2014 87, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Allen was born May 24, 1927, in El Paso to Allen Dawson Sr. and Agnes Carnes Dawson. He attended high school at Amarillo High School and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in business. He received a master’s degree from New York University. Allen served in the Navy and attended Southern Methodist University during World War II. Allen married Ellen Jayne McAuliffe on Oct. 4, 1951, in Katona, N.Y. He worked for the firm of Dillon-Read & Co. while in school. After graduation, Ellen and Allen returned to Texas, moving to Hereford, where Allen went to work in the cattle business with his father. On Aug. 1, 1955, Allen purchased the Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Amarillo with M.T. Johnson Jr., cementing their long-term commitment to Amarillo. He also was a partner in founding Sunset Center with Johnson. He built the business into an award-winning distributorship in the Panhandle and South Plains. He was a member of Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas from 1963 to 1989. Through the Dimensions of Excellence program of Anheuser-Busch, he and Ellen took trips around the world making memories he cherished his entire life. On August 1, 1989, he retired from the distributorship and sold the business to his children. The Dawson’s loved playing golf and tennis in Amarillo and Arizona. For several years, the Dawson’s wintered in Arizona. He was a longtime member of Amarillo Club and Amarillo Country Club. Allen was an amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He supported his children in all their sports and school activities from Sybil’s swimming competitions, Vincent’s marching band, Allen III’s football and Berkley’s baseball. Allen attended Wolflin Elementary School, where early on, his love of pranks gained him both notoriety and admiration among his peers and educators alike. Tales of his hijinks have become folklore over the years, like the time he dipped his classmate’s pigtails into his inkwell rather than use an ordinary pen. His gift of humor and embellishment has provided his friends and family years of entertainment and laughs. The story of how he met and courted Ellen is a family treasure that will be retold for generations to come. With his salty language and quick fire temper, it wasn’t uncommon to see his trademark Stetson fly across the room. His deliberate words and depth of wisdom gained him respect and love from his family, friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ellen Jayne Dawson; and a sister, Sally Jo Vandale. Survivors include three sons, Allen Dawson III of Amarillo, Berkley Dawson and wife Bonnie of San Antonio and Vincent Dawson and wife Cindy of San Antonio; a daughter, Sybil Dickinson of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Deal, Sam M. 1945 JC ~ 05-Apr-2012 85, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away April 5, 2012 at his residence with his wife by his side. He was born in Pawhuska, Okla., the son of the late James Deal and Velma Craig. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korea. He had worked for many years as a Petroleum Engineer and had also worked as a consultant. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Hyer Deal of Vienna; his son, Sam M. Deal II of Vienna; his stepchildren, Keith Murphy and wife Becky of Mineral Wells and Cassandra Ray of Vienna; three grandchildren; and one half sister.
Dickinson, Robert B. 1945 HS ~ 03-Jul-2006
Dix, William O., Jr. 1945 JC ~ 25-Feb-2009 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at National Health Care. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Dix was born July 24, 1926, in Delta, Utah to the late William O. And Ada Hutchins Dix Sr. He served in the Air Force in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dix; son, Bill Dix of Portland; daughters, Jenny Tiller of Portland and Susan (Mike) Stephens of White House; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Donlon, Roger M. 1945 HS ~ 21-Feb-2006
Dreyfuss, Paul, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 17-Nov-2001
Duckworth, Edmund, II 1945 HS ~ 02-Apr-2010
Eberhardt, Robert M. 1945 HS
Echols, William Roy, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 15-Oct-1999
Egbert, Dr. O. Edward, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 30-Mar-2010 M.D., a lifelong El Paso resident, died in El Paso on March 30, 2010 at the age of 84 years. He was born on June 11, 1925 at Hotel Dieu Hospital, the City’s first incubator baby, his father, Dr. Orville Egbert, having volunteered him for this distinction. He grew up on Federal Street adjacent to Memorial Park and in close proximity to Fort Bliss. He was curious, energetic and adventuresome as a youth, and his growing up environment nurtured these qualities, which were to become a part of his essential nature. He spent hours riding in the sand hills around Fort Bliss, where his family stabled horses across from Radford School. He spoke fondly about his adolescent adventures, as he and his friends would tag along on horseback for days behind cavalry units of the 1st Cavalry Division as they displaced from Fort Bliss on training maneuvers to Marfa and Fort Davis. He spent his summers riding horses, driving his jeep to and from Elephant Butte, where he was an avid kayaker, and otherwise enjoying the numerous manly pursuits that were available to a boy growing up in El Paso in the 30s and 40s. He attended Austin High School, and then New Mexico Military Institute, where he initially set his sights upon the profession of arms. He was allergic to wool, however, and flunked the medical exam after receiving his appointment to West Point. When he returned from active duty in World War II in 1945, he instead entered the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy, earning his degree in 1947 and then graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), where in 1948 he married Barbara Brown, a fourth grade school teacher in Galveston. He interned at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where his daughter Diane was born, and did his residency in internal medicine at UTMB. He returned to El Paso after his residency to go into private practice with his father. His daughter Laura was born here in 1957. He was an animating presence in the many circles in which he moved— professional, civic and social. His involvement in the growth of El Paso’s medical community began early in his career. He sat on the Board of Directors of El Paso Medical Corporation when it began its major expansion with the Plaza Medical Building adjacent to Sierra Medical Center. This led to his becoming the organizing Chairman of Sierra Medical Center. In 1975, he joined the Board of Directors of National Medical Enterprises (NME), now Tenet Healthcare, one of the largest publically held hospital companies in the world. He retired from the Tenet corporate board in 1998, at the time the longest serving director of the corporation. During his years as a director of NME / Tenet, he was involved locally with the company’s merger with Providence Memorial Hospital, as well as the establishment of the Rio Vista Rehabilitation Hospital, and numerous other significant local healthcare facilities. He was President of the El Paso Tuberculosis Association, now the Lung Association, and worked closely with Congressman Richard White to establish the El Paso’s Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic, his interest springing from the fact that he had a large veteran population in his practice, which was transferred to the VA Clinic when it opened. He served as head of R.E. Thomason Hospital’s chest and allergy clinic for two decades and worked in the hospital’s tuberculosis service. His treasured interests outside of medicine and his director responsibilities with NME / Tenet were UTEP, New Mexico Military Institute, the Boy Scouts, art collecting, travel and woodworking. He was a fundraiser and advocate for the Boy Scouts and his alma mater, leading important capital campaigns for the Boy Scouts and UTEP at critical junctures in their growth. His involvement with the YUCCA Council of the Boy Scouts spanned most of his adult years in El Paso, culminating in the Council’s presentation to him of the Silver Beaver Award. He lived his life by the Boy Scout Oath – “On My Honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” He was instrumental in establishing the occupational and physical therapy programs as well as the anatomy laboratory for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UTEP, and in obtaining grants from Tenet for those facilities. He served as chair of the advisory board of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, held a seat on the UTMB Development Board, and was on the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council in Austin. He worked tirelessly for UTEP’s legacy campaign to raise endowment funds for UTEP, as well as numerous other pursuits benefitting the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the biology department. He and his wife Barbara established the Dr. Edward and Barbara Brown Egbert Chair in Biological Sciences at UTEP in 1996. In 1998, he was named UTEP’s Distinguished Alumnus. He was an active alumnus of New Mexico Military Institute throughout his adult life, and was named to the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame in 1997. He served as a director of Surety Savings Association for over 20 years and was President of the El Paso Museum of Art, serving on that board for over 12 years. Following his retirement from the practice of medicine in 1993 he continued to devote his time to his beloved alma mater, to travel, and to his hobby of woodworking, but took on a new professional interest by volunteering as a medical doctor at the Baptist Clinic on S. Florence Street, where he worked with its director, one of his former patients. He also spent hours working away in his basement woodworking shop, where he fashioned countless pieces of furniture that now enrich the homes of his family and friends, from three-cornered chairs, designed to accommodate a man sitting with his sword on, to Queen Ann highchairs for his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Egbert, daughter Laura Stearne of El Paso, daughter and son-in-law Diane and David Bernard of El Paso, granddaughter Rachel Bernard of Denver, Colorado and grandson Elliott Bernard of El Paso. His family would like to especially thank several dear friends and colleagues – Jack Timbrook for his many years of faithful service and assistance in Dr. Ed’s medical practice; Dr. Jeff Spier for his loving care and help in the last months of his life; and Dr. Branch Craige for his many years of care and friendship.
Ellis, Thomas James 1945 JC ~ 18-Nov-1984
England, William P. 1945 JC ~ 27-Aug-2015 89, of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. He was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Little Rock to John A. and Lillian Alice (Babe) Robinson England. In 1927, their family moved to Fort Smith. Bill’s father was owner and manager of the Goldman Hotel where the family also resided. Bill went to school through the ninth grade in Fort Smith, then he transferred to and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Bill joined the Navy in March 1944 and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II as a Sonar Technician 3rd Class (SOM3) aboard the USS Crosley APD-87 where he was awarded, among other medals, a Bronze Star. He was discharged in May 1944. He moved back to Fort Smith and married his school sweetheart, Ann Whitlow, in June 1946. After they were married, Bill attended the University of Arkansas for a year and a half, where he was a member of Sigma Chi. They then moved to Denver, and he attended University of Denver, interned at The Brown Palace Hotel, and graduated in 1950 with a business degree majoring in hotel and restaurant management. After graduation, Bill received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve; he was honorably discharged after three years. Ann and Bill moved back to Fort Smith, and he went to work for his father, John A. England, managing the Goldman Hotel. Bill also managed KFPW radio station located in the Goldman Hotel. His father passed away later that year, and Bill continued managing the two businesses for the next 10 years. Bill later went into the restaurant business, owning and operating as many as seven restaurants and one bakery during the 1960s in Fort Smith. Bill began a career in drilling gas wells. First working for Stephens Production Co. in Fort Smith, and in 1971, Bill was the second employee for the start-up Hanna Oil & Gas Co., where he worked as general manager for the next 20 years. He retired in 1991 and became an oil and gas consultant for financial institutions. He also started England Gas Co. Bill was a certified petroleum landman and member of AAPL. Bill was predeceased in death by his wife, Ann Whitlow England; his parents, John A. and Lillian Alice (Babe) England; brother, John R. England; grandson, William Earl Thomas Jasper (TJ) Cunningham He is survived by one son, William P. England Jr. and wife Alexa of Larado, Texas; three daughters, Kathy O’Kelley and her husband Mike of Tulsa, JoAnn (Jodie) Bateman and her husband Kenny of Fort Smith and Laura Cunningham of Fort Smith; 11 grandchildren, Ashley England, Jenae England Judge and her husband Beau and Chance England; and their mother Diane England; step-grandson, Roman England, Brittney O’Kelley Keating and her husband Francis Anthony (Chip), Ryan O’Kelley and his wife Kierstin, Kaitlyn (Kati) O’Kelley Moore and her husband Zach, Kyle Bateman, Kristin Bateman, John Cunningham and Leslie Scott and her husband Matt; nine great-grandchildren; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Fatheree, C. Warren 1945 HS ~ 24-Apr-2002 Geologist, volunteer dies at age 74. C. Warren Fatheree, longtime geologist, insurance agent and community volunteer, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002. He was 74. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. He served in the Navy. He graduated with a degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He began his career as a geologist with Cabot Corp. in Pampa in 1951. He subsequently worked for Cree Drilling Co. of Pampa. In the 1960s, he joined Cree Insurance Co. in Pampa. He later owned and operated Fatheree Insurance from 1968 to 1985. In the 1980s, he again worked as a geologist for Burnett Corp. in Amarillo. He was a member of PPROA. He served with the Pampa Tennis Association and was an official for high school football and basketball games throughout the Panhandle. He served as a member of the Pampa Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Pampa Zoning Board, chairman of Pampa Independent School District board of directors and as president of United Way of Pampa. He served two terms on Pampa Country Club board of directors. He was a lifetime member of Adobe Walls Council and Boy Scouts of America after serving as cubmaster, scoutmaster, explorer adviser, district commissioner, district chairman and council president. He was president of Adobe Walls and Golden Spread Councils and held Silver Beaver and Good Scout Awards. He was past president of Amarillo YMCA. He received the Harry Mays award. Mr. Fatheree married Ann Corbin on April 23, 1977. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jim Fatheree of Bethesda, Md., and Birke Marsh of Amarillo; a daughter, Brianna Cobb of Amarillo; two brothers, Hobart Fatheree of San Antonio and David Fatheree of Pampa; and six grandsons.
Feder, M. Clifford 1945 JC ~ 17-Apr-2006
Felch, Dr. Frank J. 1945 JC
Feuquay, Neil P. 1945 HS
Flake, Billy W. 1945 HS ~ 01-Sep-1977
Friedman, Bayard H. 1945 JC ~ 03-Oct-1998
Gaines, John M. 1945 HS ~ 12-Dec-1993
Gates, Robert B. 1945 HS
Gentry, Robert E., Jr. 1945 HS
Gerrity, MG John L., USA (Ret) 1945 JC ~ 18-Jan-2007  81, a retired Major General in the Army, died after a long battle with lung cancer on January 18, 2007 in Naples, Florida. General Gerrity served on the Army staff as the Army Planner during the last four years of his 32 years of active duty. In that capacity, he was described as the principal architect of the Army’s position on all issues addressed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Typical issues were military strategy, structure of the armed forces, the final year of the conflict in Vietnam, relinquishing control of the Panama Canal, and myriad Cold War matters. General Gerrity was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1947. General Gerrity was commissioned in the Armor branch, and served in various command and staff positions from troop to division level armored units in the United States, Germany and Vietnam. His service in Vietnam spanned five campaigns and included command of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment during 1970. In the latter years of his career, General Gerrity served intermittently in Armor and school assignments and in high-level positions in the Pentagon, Vietnam and Europe. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, five Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars and 13 Air Medals. While attending the National War College, he received a Master of Science degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. After he retired from the Army, General Gerrity served for over 20 years as a defense analyst with the BDM Corporation and the Institute for Defense Analyses in Northern Virginia. His wife of 38 years, Nancy Ann Bowker, died in 1990. His survivors include his second wife of 15 years, Barbara Ann of Naples, Florida; his son John Love Gerrity, III, of Palo Alto, California; two daughters: Kathleen Frances Petersen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Jean Marie Gerrity of Alexandria, Virginia; stepdaughter Sherry Herbert of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
Getzwiller, James B. 1945 HS
Gibson, Roy A. “Hoot” 1945 JC ~ 23-Feb-2010
Graham, Richard S. 1945 HS ~ 11-Apr-2013 a native son of New Mexico, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Richard was born, Jan. 21, 1927 in Deming to Reina Stovall Graham and William T. Graham, Sr. He graduated in 1945 from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He maintained a life-long membership in the U.S. Military Academy, Westpoint, N.Y. He received a B.A. degree in January 1951, from the University of New Mexico. On March 31, 1951 Jean Shatsby became his wife. They were married for 62 years and had four children, Reina (Tina) Rippa, Richard Stovall Graham, Jr., Robin Thornton and Gail Kinter. Richard retired from Kennecott Minerals Co., Chino Mines Division in 1985 as payroll supervisor. He devoted many hours of his life to public service. He served several years on the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and retired from the council after serving as chairman for two years. In addition he was president of Grant County Association for Retarded Citizens and was the first president of Southwestern Services to Handicapped Children and Adults Inc. (Lifequest). He continued to serve on the board for many years. He was initiated as an Elk member into the Silver City BPOE Lodge No 413 in 1966. At the lodge level he served as Exalted Ruler, 1975-76. In other Elk activities, he served as district deputy Grand Exalted Ruler chairman of Lodge Officer Training, SW District, NMEA trustee and Cerebral Palsy Executive Board for 10 years. He was installed as president of the New Mexico Elks Association in 1984. He was proud to serve five years on the National Youth Activities Committee of the BPOE. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Reina and her son Bruce Henderson. Surviving him are his wife, Jean son Richard Jr. daughter Robin, her husband Wesley and sons Andrew and Brian daughter Gail, her husband Terry and son Billy, wife Joelle and great-grandson Logan and daughter Tiffany and grandsons Matthew and David Henderson. Also, surviving him are his brother, William T. Graham, Jr., his wife Beth and their family.
Grant, Frederick E., III 1945 JC ~ 15-Sep-1993
Griffith, Charles H. 1945 JC
Gunn, Milton Philip 1945 HS ~ 10-Nov-2011 died at his home in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 10, 2011, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Helena on May 2, 1927, to Milton Samuel Gunn and Irene Lyons Gunn, he attended Hawthorne Elementary School, did two years of secondary training at New Mexico Military Institute and returned to graduate from Helena High School in 1945. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945, returned to Helena in 1946 and attended Carroll College briefly before entering Stanford University, where he received his bachelors’ degree in economics in 1950. He earned a second bachelors’ degree from Cornell University Hotel School in 1953. While attending Cornell, Phil worked two summers in Yellowstone National Park, where he met and married Elizabeth McConnell. After graduation from Cornell, Phil worked as an innkeeper in various locations around the country, including Omaha, Neb.; Carmel and Monterrey, Calif.; and Lander, Wyo. In 1956, Phil and Elizabeth returned to Helena to purchase the Main Motel, which they operated for 27 years, eventually renaming it the Coach House Inn and expanding to a second Helena property in the 1970s. After selling both properties in 1984, Phil and Elizabeth travelled extensively in the U.S., Mexico and Europe, eventually settling in Tucson in 1997. Phil was an enthusiastic sailor, scuba diver, photographer and all-around-tinkerer who could fix anything. He loved crossword puzzles, computers and complex gadgets of all sorts. Phil is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Susan and Anne; son-in-law Mark; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Les.
Haggerson, Dr. Nelson L., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 06-Aug-2009  82, passed away suddenly August 6, 2009. Nelson is survived by his wife Catherine Naomi Rumsey, his children Stanley Patrick Haggerson, Frederick Jackson Haggerson, Teresa Ann Haggerson-Lucero, Nelson Lionel Haggerson III, Rebecca Louise Baker, their spouses, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Kate Haggerson, his son George Edward Haggerson and daughter Mary Frances Sanborn.
Haldiman, John B. 1945 JC  chairman of the board for Haldiman Insurance and a political activist, has died at age 68. Mr. Haldiman was past president of Haldiman Insurance, a Phoenix company purchased by his father in 1928. The senior Haldiman sold his controlling interest to the company to his son in 1964. A Phoenix native, the younger Mr. Haldiman attended Arizona State University before graduation from the New Mexico Military Institute. He was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Hannett, Arthur T., II 1945 JC
Harrell, Leroy J. 1945 HS ~ 06-Oct-1998
Harris, Williard Henry 1945 HS ~ 28-Apr-2016 89, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 28, 2016. Bill was born March 4, 1927, in Amarillo to Williard and Mary Elizabeth Harris. Bill was born March 4, 1927, in Amarillo to Williard and Mary Elizabeth Harris. Bill grew up in the Bivins neighborhood. He had many childhood friends that he played with, rode bikes, fished and played ball. The neighborhood kids, along with Bill and his two sisters, Peggy and Pat, had a bicycle group called “The Bivin’s Bicycle Bunch.” Bill’s family and friends also spent time at their cabin at Palo Duro Club, fishing and having cook outs. Bill’s grandfather and father owned Harris Food Grocery stores in Amarillo and several others in surrounding towns. Bill stocked and bagged groceries at the Harris grocery store until he left to attend high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. After high school, he was drafted into the Army and served in World War II. After discharge from the Army, Bill attended Amarillo College and received an associate degree in business. He met June Meyers and they were married. He and June moved to northeast New Mexico, where he was the manager of their families’ ranch, the Mary Harris Ranch. The Mary Harris Ranch is a glorious, sprawling ranch where the Dry Cimarron river runs at the base of the Black Mesas. June and Bill were married for 24 years before she passed away. He continued to live in Clayton, NM, after her death and ran the Mary Harris Ranch in Union County for more than 60 years. Bill was an avid airplane enthusiast. He had a student pilot’s license and flew with Bill Wheatley in Clayton in his younger years. He loved vintage WWII planes. Bill read flying magazines and spent a lot of time at the Clayton airport with Edward Sisneros, admiring the planes that flew in. In fact, Bill could identify WWII era planes by the sound of their engines as they flew by. Often, you would see Bill drinking morning coffee with his friends in Clayton. The topics of discussion include the price of hay, rain prospects and cattle prices. He enjoyed taking daily morning walks to the airport with his beloved dog Duke. Bill always visited the local sick and elderly. He and members of Church of Christ spent many Sunday afternoons singing hymns and visiting the residents of the retirement home in Clayton. Bill served as a great example to his children. As a business owner, he worked hard, solved problems and never complained. His children never went without. At the end of his life, Bill lived in The Cottages at Quail Creek in Amarillo, where he brought joy to the staff with his cowboy humor. Bill will truly be missed by his children and grandchildren and all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Patricia Harris. Survivors include two sons, Williard David and wife Dallas of Avondale, Ariz., and William Harris and wife Vanessa of Wimberley; two daughters, Sally Werner and husband Jan of Amarillo and Ginger Stinnett and spouse Pam of Lubbock; a sister, Peggy Nance and husband Jim; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Harrison, James L. 1945 JC ~ 15-Feb-1990
Harrison, Ray L., Jr. 1945 JC ~ 07-Apr-1997
Hastey, Thomas W., Jr. 1945 JC
Hayes, Jack D. 1945 HS ~ 12-Sep-1998
Hilton, Conrad Nickelson, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 05-Mar-1969
Hinckley, Paul Ray 1945 JC William Edward “Bill”/“Hink” Hinkley, 86 passed away on Sunday November 4, 2012. He along with his wife Barbara were founders of “Hinkley’s lighting” an iconic Phoenix Landmark. Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served our country until the end of the war. He was a well-known and respected figure nationally in the lighting industry. Health issues brought his retirement in 1988. Barb continued to work until 2012, when she came home to care for him. Predeceased by his wife and business partner: Barbara, his parents and Sister Gwen he is survived by, daughter: Sandra (Robin) Shumate, Overland Park, KS. 2 sons: Al (Theresa) Peoria, AZ and Charles Hinkley, Paola, KS. 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great- Grandchildren. Private services have been held. In memory the family suggests contributions to Animal Benefits Club. He will be missed by family and friends. “I’ll grumble and I’ll rumble in the thunder’s potent tone, in chorus with my ancestors won’t be there alone. I’ll beacon your attention with the lightning’s lashing flare. If anyone should ask for me, just say I’m everywhere. “Written by Barbara Hinkley April 1981.
Hinkley, William Edward 1945 HS ~ 04-Nov-2012 passed away 4 November 2012.  He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps until the end of WWII.  Hinckley and his wife, Barbara, were the founders of Hinkley’s Lighting, an iconic Phoenix (AZ) Landmark.  He was a well known and respected figure nationally in the lighting industry.  Hinckley is survived by his daughter, Sandra; sons, Al and Charles; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Hogaboom, Henry Raymond, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 25-Jan-1990
Holden, Joseph M. 1945 HS ~ 07-Oct-2010  82, died Oct. 7, 2010. A life resident of Akron, he was a member of the First Congregational Church of Akron. He attended Buchtel High School for two years and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico in 1945, Harvard University in 1949 and Western Reserve University School of Law in 1952 where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity. Mr. Holden was a former Assistant Summit County Prosecutor before becoming a partner with Carson, Roderick, and Holden and with Brouse McDowell Law firms. He was a trustee at Western Reserve Academy, a member of Western Reserve Academy Dad’s Club, Portage Country Club, Akron City Club, board president of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, trustee of Children’s Hospital Medical Center Foundation, and long time president of the Mary S. And David C. Corbin Foundation, and was involved in many other civic organizations. Preceded in death by parents, Willard and Lelia; wife, Letitia; and brother, Willard; he is survived by sons, Joseph R. (Donna) and William W. (Kim); granddaughters, Amanda, Allison, and Jennifer; cousins, Robert and Samuel (Betty) Shine; and many loving relatives and friends.
Holloway, Joel Newton 1945 JC
Hoover, Harry Christian, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 25-Apr-2013 was born in Dallas on June 29th, 1926 to Harry C. & Pearl McKinney Hoover. He was predeceased by his parents, his two sisters, Dorothy Craven and Helen Heyn, and his wife, Emily, whom he tenderly cared for during her extended illness. They were married for 52 years. Survivors include his four children, Andrew Hoover of Dallas, and his wife Mary Ann, Nancy Hoover Landry of Lafayette, LA, and her husband Daniel, Brian Hoover of Dallas, and Diane Hoover Conoly of Bandera, TX and her husband Clay. His nine grandchildren, who he was extremely proud of, and who lovingly called him “Tex” and ”Pop”, include Collin and his wife Taylor, Christopher, Nicholas, and Matthew Hoover, Morgan and his wife Amy, Christian, and Kelly Landry, and Alec and Sharp Conoly. He also leaves behind his loving special friend and dancing partner, Martha Smith of Plano. Martha was a great companion to Harry these past four years and we thank her for all the love and comfort she brought to his life. Harry was a long time resident of the Park Cities. He graduated from Highland Park High School with the Class of 1943. He continued his education at New Mexico Military Institute where he was a Cadet Commanding Officer and the Cadet Captain of the Fancy Drill Team Platoon. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the United States Army, Armored Engineer Battalion (3rd Army, “Hell on Wheels”). The Army sent him to Oregon State College to study Civil Engineering for Army Specialized Training. After his service he attended Rice University, earning a BA in Architecture in 1950 and a BS in Architecture in 1951. He also served as President of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. Harry fondly remembered his two years as a Yell Leader for his beloved Rice Owls and continued to be a very active supporter of Rice University. After moving back to Dallas and apprenticing for three years, he started his own firm of Harry C. Hoover Jr. and Associates, Architects and Planners in 1955. His creative design style won several awards and homes and commercial buildings he designed can still be found throughout the state of Texas. He is credited with creating ”Retrospect”, a public outreach program designed to introduce architects and architecture to a broad spectrum of the Dallas populace and inform the public of the endeavors of the Dallas Chapter AIA. He met and married Emily Williams of Wilmington, Ohio in 1956 and they began their family in 1957, moving to University Park in 1962. Harry was a very learned man and was constantly researching or writing. He recently self-published two books sharing his philosophy on spirituality and responsibility. He encouraged his children to be independent and educated, and led his life as an example of never giving up, always trying to improve yourself. He was very active in many civic and professional organizations. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Dallas Chapter AIA, the Texas Society of Architects, the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Zoning Advisory Committee of University Park. He was a Past President of the Park Cities Lion’s Club, and was also very proud of his multiple turns as the club “Tail-twister” as he was very good with a story or joke to bring the room to laughter. He was a Past President of Rice University Alumnae and represented Rice University as a member of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. Harry was a past Director of the Downtown YMCA, and served on the Board of Management. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of Camp Grady Spruce and a past Officer of the Dallas Tennis Association. Harry was an avid tennis player through his memberships to Royal Oaks Country Club and T Bar M Racquet Club, and taught all four of his children how to play the game. Harry also enjoyed many years of coaching his sons and their friends through the Park Cities YMCA youth sports program. In these past years Harry enjoyed the friendships he shared with the members of the Silver Haired Supper Club and the Carrollton and Farmers Branch Senior Dance clubs. Harry and Emily both donated their bodies to Texas Southwest Medical Center to the research and advancement of medical science for the benefit of others.
Hurd, PVT Louie Earl, USA 1945 HS ~ 10-May-1945 – WWII-Killed in action in action on Okinawa on 10 May 1945.
Iverson, Siegfried James, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 10-Feb-2002
James, Dr. Laylin K., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 26-Dec-2013 86, of Green Valley, Ariz., and longtime resident of Easton, Penn., passed away on Dec. 26. 2013. Born in Pittsburgh to Laylin Knox James, Sr. and Elizabeth Elvira Smith, he was raised in Ann Arbor, Mich. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois, from which he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. During World War II, he served in the Army. He married Mary Lou Stevens, of Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1952. Together they had four children: Susan, Julia, Sarah (Eric), and Jeffrey (Sue). The family lived in Houston, where Dr. James worked for Shell Chemical; in Cincinnati, where he worked for Proctor & Gamble; and in Easton, from which he retired as professor of chemistry at Lafayette College after 31 years. During sabbaticals, they lived in East Lansing, Mich, and in England and Germany. He is the editor/author of the book, “Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, 1901-1992.”Laylin and Mary Lou have been full-time residents of Green Valley since 1999. Besides his wife and their children, he is survived by grandchildren Alice, Heather, Nils, Emily, Stefan and Lily.
Johnson, William Ralph, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 18-Nov-2002
Jolley, Richard Clair 1945 HS
Jones, William Bomar 1945 HS ~ 01-Dec-1975
Keller, Bruce Morse 1945 HS ~ 30-Oct-2006 found peace at last, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by his family as he peacefully slipped away on October 30, 2006. Bruce was born in Marshfield, OR, on June 7, 1927, and grew up in the Willamette Valley, where he was a guide on the McKenzie River. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Alter returning home, he earned his B.A. degree from the University of Oregon, where he became a member of Theta Chi fraternity and met the love of his life, Phyllis, his wife of 56 years. He put his B.A. degree to good use, building a successful career in the lumber industry. Family was very important to Bruce. As his children grew, he found fulfillment participating in activities such as Little League Baseball, Boy Scouts, water skiing and camping. Enjoying an early retirement, Bruce was able to spend many years doing the things he loved with cherished family and friends before he became ill. He found great pleasure in traveling, hunting and, most of all, fishing. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and mischievous/rascally grin. He was known by all as a man of integrity and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bruce is survived by his devoted wife Phyllis, daughters Lyn and Kay, son Bryce (Phyllis) and his seven beloved grandchildren Jonlyn (Ian), Kirk, Annie, Bryce, Kristin (Derek), Brad, and Kaylyn.
King, John N. 1945 HS ~ 27-Aug-1999
Koch, Robert 1945 HS ~ 01-Jun-1975
Kranzthor, Wilfred A., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 02-May-2009
Lace, Evan Lloyd 1945 JC ~ 15-Feb-1997
Lambirth, Lisle Radcliff 1945 HS
LaPrade, Paul Whitmer 1945 JC
Latham, Tommy James 1945 HS
Lenzini, Alexander Sandy, Jr. 1945 JC
Levin, Herbert Joel 1945 HS ~ 23-Jun-2005
Lewis, Jerome Archibald 1945 HS ~ 27-Nov-2016 passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 89. Jerry was a devoted, joyful, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a man whose deep faith inspired him to reach out to all who came into his path, caring for many and enriching the lives of all who knew him. He embodied the saying “May the Lord give you a rich life of joy and power, abundant in supernatural results.” With his encouraging leadership, he assisted many individuals and ministries in their efforts to know and serve Jesus. His passing will be mourned not only by his family but by the hundreds of people whose lives he touched. Jerry is survived by his son, Joshua (Victoria), his daughters Madelynn Winstead (Edwin), and Josi Larson (David), eight grandchildren Garreth Winstead (Cheryl), Martha Slattery (John), Maddie Thielke (Shaine), Spencer Winstead, Blake Larson, Jessie Larson, Tucker Larson (Kyli), Lizzie Fields (Noah), and five great grandchildren (Roisin Slattery, Sean Slattery, Patraic Slattery, Clare Winstead, and Lucy Winstead). He was predeceased by his wife, Martha Dell Lewis, his mother, Madelynn Butts Lewis, his father, Hiram Wheeler Lewis, and his brothers, Hiram Wheeler Lewis Jr., and George King Lewis. Jerry was born in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in geological engineering. Following his marriage in June of 1950, he and Martha Dell relocated from Wichita, Kansas to Colorado in 1954. During his early years in Denver, Jerry was an active member of the Denver Petroleum Club where he was honored as Man of the Year in 1983. He was also a member of Young President’s Organization, The Conference Board, and the World Business Council. From the late-sixties to the present, Jerry was active in Young Life, on various YL committees, the YL National Board, and the YL Foundation. Jerry was very active with the leadership team of the International Foundation and Denver Leadership Foundation. He and Martha Dell were founding members of Greenwood Community Church and co-chaired the Downing Street Foundation for over twenty-five years. Jerry was the founder of Petro-Lewis Corporation, which by the middle 1980’s was one of the nation’s largest independent oil companies. He loved the oil business and was proud to have been in an industry that provided inexpensive, abundant energy for all Americans. Along with his many friends in the industry, Jerry helped to build Denver into one of the leading oil and gas centers in the world. He was a mentor to all those around him, and his inspiration helped dozens of young people to build their careers as well. Jerry loved to travel and he loved to ski. He was one of the early partners in the groups that built the resort of Vail, Colorado. He loved nothing more than sharing his love of the mountains with his family and friends. Nothing gave him more joy than the many travel experiences he had with his children and grandchildren over the years.
Livingston, Richard Kincaid 1945 HS ~ 25-Mar-1996
Love, Kit C., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 01-Jan-1988
Lownes, Victor A., III 1945 HS ~ 11-Jan-2017 Hugh Hefner may have launched Playboy magazine, but Victor A. Lownes, III 1945 HS came up with one of the keys to its success. Lownes, who joined Playboy in 1955 as marketing director when the Chicago-based publication was struggling to make a success out of its racy photographs of beautiful women, helped groom the magazine for wider acceptance.Among his contributions was the long-running campaign “What Sort of Man Reads Playboy?” At its peak in the early 1970s, the answer became just about every man.But it was his idea to create the Playboy Club that launched a money-making empire. Lownes, 88, who not only shaped the Playboy image but lived it himself, died in a London hospital Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack New Year’s Eve, said Marilyn Cole Lownes, a former Playmate of the Year and his wife of more than 30 years.”He was a real playboy – everybody knew it,” said Cole Lownes, 67. “All the girls that went out with him knew it. They either accepted it or they didn’t.” Lownes was born in Buffalo, NY, and attended the New Mexico Military Institute, a boarding school in Roswell, NM. He attended the University of Chicago, where he fell in love with his adopted city. At a party the dapper Lownes threw for comedian Jonathan Winters, Lownes met Hefner. The two hit it off and in 1955 he joined the magazine. Lownes came up with the idea for the Playboy Club after the magazine ran an article in 1959 about the Gaslight Club, a membership club featuring scantily clad waitresses in Chicago.Partnering with Chicago restaurateur Arnold Morton and Lownes, Hefner opened the first Playboy Club at 116 E. Walton St. in Chicago in 1960. At their peak, there were more than 30 Playboy Clubs around the world, but the last of the original company-owned clubs closed more than 30 years ago. A new wave of franchised Playboy Clubs launched in 2006. Lownes moved to London to open a Playboy Club in 1964. The club featured gambling and was a financial success for the company. He was fired in 1981 over concerns about alleged gambling irregularities, which led to a rift between Lownes and Hefner that lasted nearly a decade.Cole met Lownes in 1971 when she became a Playboy bunny in the London club. She dated him, but waited another decade before tying the knot with her former boss in 1984; it was his second marriage. Lownes, who also produced movies, plays and music, maintained homes in London and New York, but never lost his love of Chicago, his wife said. The couple last returned to the city in 2015 to celebrate his 87th birthday at the Langham Hotel.”He lived a very civilized life,” his wife said. “He knew how to live.”Lownes also is survived by a son, Victor, and a daughter, Meredith Lownes, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife is a planning a tribute to Lownes “down the line.
Luck, Dr. Ben Klaue 1945 JC ~ 11-Sep-2009 84. Ben Klaue Luck was born Jan. 30, 1925 in Saxony, Germany to the home of Hermann and Helene (Muller) Klaue, and peacefully passed away in his sleep September 11, 2009. He was orphaned at an early age, and was adopted by his aunt Gertrude Klaue and her husband, Alvin Addison Luck. He immigrated to America in 1936 and settled with them in Silver City, NM. Ben attended high school at the New Mexico Military Institute. He became an American citizen in 1944. After graduation, Ben entered the Army where he was a member of the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) during World War II. The OSS was an elite spy group that was the forerunner of todays CIA. Ben jokingly said that OSS stood for Oh, So Special! When he returned from the War, he went to college at New Mexico State University, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering. While attending NMSU, he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity, and told of many pranks they pulled on their friends and girl friends. It was while attending college that he met his wife, Betty Jo Good, and they were married on Aug. 27, 1950 in Fort Sumner, NM. Ben remained in the active reserves during this time, and was asked once again to fight for his country during the Korean conflict. He was a navigator and bombardier in the Air Force, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1959, he went back into the active reserves to pursue furthering his education. Ben earned his Masters Degree in Psychology and statistics from NMSU, and his phd(Ed) from Northern Colorado University in Guidance Counseling. In 1964, Ben began teaching in the Department of Psychology at Eastern New Mexico University, and in 1965 became the Department Chairman. He retired from his military career as an Air Force Major in the early 1970s and from his teaching career in 1984. Ben belonged to Phi Delta Kappa, fraternity to promote education, the OSS Society, the NEA, the VFW and the Episcopal church. Bens favorite retirement job was bringing a smile to others by bringing treats he was most known for taking candy to the restaurants where he ate his meals. He was a regular at Marks Eastern Grill, the Cattle Baron, La Hacienda and the China Buffet. Ben is survived by his two daughters, Diana Luck of Aztec, NM and Cassy Luck-Bird of Lubbock, TX; two grandchildren, Amanda Nicole Leach and Tracy Finnerin; a brother, Jerry Luck of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Susan Whitlow of Florida; a special cousin, Sammy Howell and his wife, Judy of Elida, NM; and several very special friends who helped him in his last years, Tommy and Joletha Heflin, Dr. Robert Timmons, Jesse and Pauline Martinez, Rene Doc Neeley, Joe Cassinotti, Robert Encinias and Greg Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his parents and his adoptive parents, three brothers, Bill Luck, Bobby Luck and Glenn Luck, and by his wife, Betty Jo who died Aug. 17, 1989
MacDonald, Keith Roland 1945 JC
Maloney, Jack, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 23-Jan-2010 84, a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Jack was born to Jack Maloney Sr. And Lera George Maloney. He graduated from NMMI and married Elaine Richardson Maloney. Jack and Elaine spent their working careers at Panther Distributing Co., a wholesale grocery and vending machine company, which was established by his father and mother. Jack held memberships at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and Colonial Country Club, among others. The quality of Jack’s last months was enhanced tremendously by his team of dedicated and loving personal caregivers headed by Sue Wallace. Their sincere concern and care, so attentively administered, are greatly appreciated. Survivors: Wife, Elaine; sister-in-law, Betty Swift of Lake Charles, La.; several nieces, nephews and first cousins, including Michael Kensel and Johnny Hackney of Fort Worth; and his loving and loyal dog-friend, Ralph.
Marsh, Peter C. 1945 HS ~ 24-Jan-2007  (Jan. 10, 1928-Jan. 24, 2007) Peter Marsh, 79, of Coronado died January 24, 2007. He was born in California and was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, June Marsh; daughters, Wendy Marsh of North Carolina and Robin Wade of Louisiana; stepdaughter, Tracey Dron of Alamo; stepson, Dave Laubach of Pine Grove; and sister, Pamela Marsh-Markmann of Berkeley.
Martin, Charles P. 1945 JC
McCutcheon, Edward E. 1945 HS ~ 01-Mar-1978
McEntire, Ewing Fowler 1945 JC
McFarland, Howard Byron, Jr. 1945 JC
McGavock, Monte M. 1945 HS ~ 15-Aug-2000
McIntyre, William Brainard 1945 HS
Melim, 1LT Robert D. 1945 HS ~ 08-May-1991
Menasco, Albert S., Jr. 1945 JC
Miller, L. Don 1945 JC
Miller, Robert M. 1945 JC ~ 01-Jan-1978
Moore, Kenneth W. Jr. 1945 JC ~ 30- Oct 2018 Kenneth W Moore, Jr. Our beloved husband, father and great grandfather was born to Lela Doris Shockey Moore and Kenneth W. Moore, Sr. September 25, 1925 in Marshalltown, IA. The family moved to New Mexico for his mother’s health. After her passing, Ken’s father married Zula Mae Watson. Ken graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended the University of New Mexico where he pledged Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Ken served in the Army during World War II with the 239th Combat Engineer Battalion in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, Leyte Gulf, Philippines. He and Jean Chandler were married in 1946 and Ken joined his father and grandfather, Edward Francis Shockey, managing the Mutual of Omaha agency in Albuquerque, NM. With Jean working at his side, Ken became General Agent for the company in Roswell, NM. In 1960, he was transferred to Huntington, WV and then to Orlando in 1968. Ken received many awards from Mutual of Omaha during his 55 year tenure, including the prestigious President’s Circle 4 times. He served in several insurance industry organizations including as president of the local GAMA. Ken was a member of the Maitland Presbyterian Church. Ken and Jean greatly enjoyed travel and visited almost every continent. Many of the trips included their children and grandchildren. Ken’s children are Cynthia Moore Collins, John Moore (Colleen McGuire), Jerry Moore (Mary Taylor), Tish Moore Whiting (John Schommer), grandson Major Kenneth Collins (Eunhye), great grandson Ian Collins, great granddaughter Lily Collins, granddaughter Angela Moore (Joanna Leitch) and great granddaughter Jordyn Bracken.

Moulton, William J. 1945 HS ~ 21-Apr-2016 of New Castle, went to be with his Lord peacefully at his home in Peach Valley on April 21, 2016. He was 88 years old. Bill was born October 22, 1927, in Newkirk, Oklahoma, to Raymond J. and Elizabeth P. Moulton, his family moving to Rifle, Colorado, in 1936. Bill lived and worked in the Rifle and Peach Valley area the rest of his life. He attended Rifle schools through his junior year in high school and then the New Mexico Military Institute for his senior year. Upon his graduation from military school, Bill served in the Navy until being honorably discharged in August of 1946, continuing to serve in the naval reserve until 1959. Bill married his beloved wife Martha on April 5, 1953, in Glenwood Springs. Bill and Martha raised their three sons on the Moulton farm in Peach Valley. Bill worked at various occupations including heavy construction, mining, owning two retail stores with Martha, and operating the family farm. He served on various boards including the Garfield County Airport Authority and Rifle Community Hospital, Inc. He worked closely with the Garfield County Planning Department during the ’70s & ’80s representing the Rifle Ski Corporation preparing environmental impact studies and gathering leases for a proposed ski area near Rulison. Accepting the Lord as his personal savior at the age of 30, Bill was active in his church enjoying bible studies and Christian fellowship. Bill served as Chaplin of the New Castle American Legion Post #164 for several years. Bill enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing with his sons. He enjoyed joking around and was known to wake up neighbors with dynamite blasts on the Fourth of July. Great fun for the boys. Home was his most comfortable and enjoyable place to be. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and older sister Mary Deane and her Gerald Harlow. Bill is survived by his wife, Martha; sister Ree Goth (husband Jack) of Highlands Ranch; son Chris Moulton of Dillon; son Cole (wife Joyce) Moulton of CO-NC; son Matthew (wife Kristin, granddaughter Danielle, grandson Daelon) Moulton of Dillon; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Muir, J. Daniel 1945 HS ~ 06-Jan-2011 Born September 27, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James Roy and Gladys Heath Muir. Died January 6, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, of pneumonia. Dan grew up a wild and wonderful child in southeastern Idaho and later in Salt Lake, where he enjoyed roaming the mountains, fishing and camping. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, and attended the University of Utah. On December 31, 1948, he married Marjorie Thompson, who survives him, and they had two children, Robert A. Muir and Keri Muir, both of whom survive and reside in Tucson. Dan is also survived by his sister, Mary Lou Angus, as well as by Rob’s wife Leslie and their four children, all of Tucson. A devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, Dan made his career in the printing industry, as a paper salesman, pressman and shop foreman at several different publishing businesses in Provo and Salt Lake City, and was a proud member of the Litho Craftsmen Club of Utah. He also enjoyed many happy hours playing cards with his Brother Elks at the Provo Lodge. After retirement, he parlayed his lifelong love of golf into a second career as a starter at Gladstan Golf Course in Payson, Utah. In 2000, he and Marge moved to Tucson, where Dan enjoyed the climate and the lush desert landscape.
Murray, Edward F., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 07-Mar-2000
Nail, W. Reilly, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 23-Jul-2006 died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at an Abilene hospital.Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Albany Cemetery with Father Steve Birdwell officiating. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas; Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth; or a charity of choice.Reilly Nail was born July 3, 1927, and was the son of William R. Bill and Wyldon Burgess Nail. He attended elementary school in Albany and graduated from the high school division of New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1945. He then served in the U.S. Navy from July 1945 through August 1946. In September 1946, he entered Princeton University and graduated in 1950. He spent the first 30 years of his adult life in New York City, where he worked as a television producer for CBS-TV, Young and Rubicam, Filmex and other television producing companies. His projects included Gunsmoke, The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA, and numerous other television productions. In 1966, Nail was awarded the New York City Art Directors Award for the documentary Magic of the Masters. In 1977, along with his cousin, Bill Bomar, and others, he founded the Old Jail Art Center in his hometown of Albany. Today, the Old Jail Art Center is recognized both nationally and internationally, and has long been accredited by the American Association of Museums. Nail retired from active participation in the day-to-day activities of the art museum in 1996, but remained on its board as a trustee advisor. In 2002, he was named Trustee of the Year by the Texas Association of Museums. He was also responsible for instituting the Emerging Texas Artist Exhibition Series at the Old Jail, which promoted young Texas artists.Mr. Nail began collecting art when still a sophomore at Princeton University, and continued collecting the rest of his life. In 1980, he gave a large portion of his collection to the Old Jail Art Center. The remainder of his art collection was given to the art center in 2005. In an interview, Nail described his collecting as eclectic. He told the interviewer, I buy only what personally appeals to me. I think it is a mistake to buy a work of art for investment or name value. And as long as you like it, it doesn’t matter if the rest of the world has never heard of the artist.In addition to serving on the board of trustees at the Old Jail Art Center, Mr. Nail also served as a trustee of Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, as an alumni advisor, the Princeton Art Museum, the Albany Chest and the board of the Aztec Theater. He also directed several plays for the Albany Mainstreet Playhouse, which were performed in that theater. Reilly Nail is the author of Picasso, the Making of a Public, a monograph on the use of publicity and public relations in the arts. In 1995, he wrote Per Stirpes, the John M. Nail Family in Texas, 1839-1995, a history of his family after they arrived in Texas.Survivors: Sister, Matilda Nail Peeler; nieces, Skylar Petty Merrifield, Lezlie Petty Davis and their children, all of Fort Worth; and nephew, Judson Nail Petty of Austin. Other survivors include Diana Noland Nail and children of Albany, Ronald James Nail of Abilene, Emily Coates Sundt of Houston, Cynthia P. Coates of Santa Fe, N.M., and Merrick Davis Coates of Leamy, NM.
Neff, Daniel E., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 25-Apr-1999
Newton, Dan A. 1945 HS
Norton, Merrill L. 1945 JC ~ 02-Apr-2003 , 77, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Windcrest Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 10, at 2 p.m., at the Heritage Hill Country Clubhouse with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home. Another memorial service is planned for April 24 in Lovington, NM. Norton was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Roswell, NM, the son of M.L. Norton and Dorothy Cleve Norton. He married Jane Duncan on April 18, 1953, in Russellville, KY, and she survives. The couple moved to Fredericksburg two years ago from Lovington, NM, following a 45-year career in the practice of law. He was a 1944 graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1948. He served two tours of duty in Korea with the U.S. Marines and received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He was active in civic and community affairs in the Lovington area, and was a member of the Baptist church where he served as a deacon. In addition to his wife, Norton is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, including M.L. and Lena Norton, Redmond, OR; Duncan and Jo Betsy Norton, Austin, and Erik and Amy Norton of Sydney, Australia, and four grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanelle Norton Ikard.
Oakes, A. Ronald 1945 JC ~ 11-Nov-2004 , retired Director of Finance for the San Diego Unified School District, died in Poway on November 11, 2004. Ron was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, spent his childhood in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1944. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. While attending Harvard University, Ron met and married Carol Mather Johnson. Carol and Ron were married for 54 years before she passed away on Nov. 11, 2003. In 1951, after earning a B.A. in Economics from Harvard and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, Ron began his long career in Finance. He worked for the School District from 1971 until his retirement in 1988. Ron was a member of the Center for Civic Education and the San Diego Civil War Round Table. During the 1970s, he served as Treasurer of the San Diego Opera. He loved classical music, high school football, and history. Ron is survived by his brother, Gene Oakes; daughters, Andrea Oakes, Leslie Oakes, Lynne Maletz, and Kim West; grandchildren, Kristina Maletz, Amy Maletz, Billy West, and Jamie West; and his sons-in-law, Dr. Louis Maletz, Arturo Sierra, and Major Gary West, USMC, Retired.
Parish, CAPT George R., Jr., USN (Ret) 1945 JC ~ 17-Jan-2016 deployed for his final assignment on January 17, 2016, at 89 years of age. George was born on New Year’s Eve 1926 to the late George R. Parish and Gussie Foster Parish in Oklahoma City, OK. He grew up as a rancher in New Mexico, graduating with the Albuquerque High School class of 1943 at age 16. After a year with the horse cavalry at New Mexico Military Institute, George entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and graduated with the war-shortened Class of ’48A in June 1947. He married the love of his life, Jeanne C. McFadden of Baltimore, in 1948. Jeanne and George enjoyed a 30-year career together in the Navy, finding time to raise five children along the way. Following two years of sea duty aboard USS Boxer (CV-21), George volunteered for Submarine School. Sea duty assignments included USS Tusk (SS-426), USS ENTEMEDOR (SS-340), USS WAHOO (SS565) and USS TROUT (SS-566) (CO). Follow on tours included command of Submarine Division 41, USS CANIESTEO (AO-99), and Service Squadron Eight. George and Jeanne experienced shore duty in Alameda, New London, Pearl Harbor, Charleston, Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, including several happy years on Powhatan Street aboard the Norfolk Naval Station. Shore tours included the Naval War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Office of the CNO and Submarine Force Staff. George also earned an M.S. from George Washington University. Following retirement from the Fifth Naval District staff in 1977, George spent 10 years as a Naval Engineer with QED Systems in Virginia Beach. He also enjoyed many years of world travel with Jeanne while their fleet of grandchildren and great grandchildren grew steadily. George enjoyed saltwater fishing, gourmet cooking and fixing anything that was broken in his or his children’s homes. He also enjoyed anything covered in the Sports Pages, but especially Navy Football and horse racing. He was a dedicated volunteer with Virginia Beach Public Schools and served as an usher at the NAB Little Creek Catholic chapel for decades. He was a loyal son, brother, spouse, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who remained unflappable through any situation. In addition to his parents and his sister, Betty Anderson, George was predeceased by his wife Jeanne and daughter Charlotte. He is survived by four children: David Parish (Carol) of Salisbury, MD, Rod Parish (Cecilia) of Alexandria, VA, Kathy Davidoski (Mark) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Anne James (Phillip) also of Virginia Beach, VA. Survivors also include Chris and Kathy Virtue of Southern Pines, NC as well as 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Patrick, Edwin D. 1945 JC
Patterson, Robert D. 1945 HS ~ 04-May-2003
Paxton, COL David O., USA (Ret) 1945 HS ~ 04-Jan-2015 passed into eternal rest on Sunday, January 4, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born November 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. Dave grew up in Socorro, NM. Dave graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1945 and briefly attended UNM & New Mexico Tech. During his distinguished military career of twenty four years, which included a three year stint in the Navy aboard the USS Hancock aircraft carrier, Dave saw combat in three wars: World War II, Korea & Vietnam. Serving briefly as a lieutenant with the Socorro Artillery Battery of the NM National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Paxton was ordered into active federal service in 1951 and later was assigned to various AAA (Anti Aircraft Artillery) organizations on Okinawa, Korea & Japan with the defense units for Hanford Atomic Works in Washington State. He was highly decorated during his years of service and awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Meritorious Service to name a few. After retiring from the military, Dave worked for the Sheriff’s Department in Albuquerque and later for the Social Security Administration in Santa Fe, Hobbs & Albuquerque. Among Dave’s great passions he enjoyed breeding and raising champion show Dalmatians. He was an avid photographer for many years, skilled in developing his own film. Dave enjoyed playing Duplicate Bridge at the Duke City Bridge Center & Sandia West and was an ardent reader. He also enjoyed cribbage games with his retired military buddies and was a member of the ROMEO’S (Retired Old Men Eating Out). Dave was preceded in death by first wife Nancy Lee (Shulthiess) Paxton, his father Emery Foster Paxton, his mother, Ruth Bursum (Paxton) Harban, his stepfather, Robert C. Harban, and his grandfather, Senator Holm O. Bursum, Sr. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty eight years, Nancy Minces Paxton; children Mark E. Paxton, Matthew R. Paxton, and Deborah C. (Paxton) Antonucci (husband Tom); his grandchildren: Melanie R. (Antonucci) Hesketh (husband Daniel R.), Jeffrey P. Antonucci, John D. Paxton, Nikki R. Paxton and great-grandson Owen D. Hesketh. He is also survived by stepchildren Kenneth A. Ankeny (wife Maria), Lorri Skidmore and Sherryl Quint (husband Tim); step-grandchildren Chris Skidmore, Brian Skidmore (wife Aimee), Dustin Skidmore, Aaron Ankeny, Brandon Ankeny, Megan Ankeny, Nicholas Quint, Hannah Quint and step great grandson Colin Skidmore.
Peel, David Walter 1945 HS ~ 01-Jan-1972
Pollock, Donald 1945 HS ~ 02-Nov-2011
Rhodes, Horace Gibson 1945 HS ~ 01-Jan-2013 passed away on January 1, 2013 after an illness of several months duration. A lifelong Oklahoman, he was born in Oklahoma City on November 24, 1927, and spent most of what he always described as a “peripatetic” childhood in Oklahoma City and Wellston, Oklahoma. He attended Central High School in OKC before graduating from New Mexico Military Institute in 1945. After a brief stint in the Army at the close of World War II, he attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. While at OU he met Jeanne Harreld on a blind date. They were married on June 30, 1950. Called into the United States Air Force during the Korean War, he was stationed in Morocco where he and his bride spent two years in what they called the ”greatest adventure of their lives.” After returning to Oklahoma, they raised three children and were married for 41 years until Jeanne passed away in 1990. Upon his graduation from OU in 1951 he attended University of Oklahoma School of Law, graduating in 1955. Thereafter, he took a job as Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of Oklahoma. In 1957, he drafted Oklahoma’s first comprehensive insurance code, still the basis of the current law. He became President of United Founders Life Insurance Company in 1959 and oversaw construction of the United Founders Tower, a landmark in northwest OKC. He left to pursue a career in mergers and acquisitions, and, in 1971, joined the Oklahoma City law firm of Kerr, Irvine, with which he remained associated until the end of his life. A Democrat for his entire life, he served the party in a number of ways, most notably in 1968 as the Democratic National Committee Representative in the states of George, North Carolina and South Carolina after serving as Co-Chairman for Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign, and, in 1984, as the Oklahoma attorney for the Mondale campaign. In 1998 he married Jane Mullally, eloping to Clayton, New Mexico, where they were wed in a civil ceremony on August 16, 1998. Their marriage was later sanctified before family in Berkeley, California on September 19, 1998. They made their home in Oklahoma City, though usually spent the winters in Mexico, a country for which he had a lifelong love of its history and its language, which he spoke fluently. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jeanne Harreld Rhodes. He is survived by his wife Jane Mullaly Rhodes; children James W. (Tad) and wife Jeannie Rhodes, Laura K. Rhodes Heiser and Greg Heiser, Rebecca Rhodes; step-children Maggie and Bruce Nemirow, Taylor and Adrian Mullaly, Jr., Hattie Belle and John Santore; grandchildren Max Rhodes, Ella Rhodes and step- grandchild Taylor Mullaly, III.
Rippy, William Paul 1945 JC ~ 1945 JC  went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 9, 2017. His last days were spent with his loving family by his side. He was first and foremost a man of tremendous faith, exhibiting this through his love of family and in all his day-to-day encounters. He walked in his faith with integrity, honesty and compassion. Paul was born to Elzie James Rippy and Janey Dow Simpson at the East Garfield Creek family homestead on May 3, 1926. He was the second of four children. As a hard-working farm family during the ’30s, they did custom farm work from Glenwood to Rifle. The family later moved into New Castle so that his older brother, Adair, could attend high school. Paul attended New Castle High School as well and graduated at the age of 16. Following graduation, Paul attended New Mexico Military Institute after which he enlisted in the United States Navy as a pilot in training. World War II ended, and he was discharged in 1945 and returned to his home in New Castle in 1946 where he joined his father and brothers in the new family business of E.J. Rippy and Sons. The family built many roads throughout the State and Four Corners region. In 1948 he met and married the love of his life Marilyn Adriance, and they married on June 20, 1948. They had five children, and she preceded him in death in 2013. When the business ended, Paul embarked on a new endeavor by starting Grand River Construction, a small utility construction company that became an asphalt company. He remained at the helm until he retired in 1991 when his sons Gregg and John took over the family business, which exists to this day. Paul had a passion for flying both for business and pleasure; he was one of the first to base a plane at the Glenwood Springs Airport. With his plane, he performed the first ribbon cutting for the airport in 1962 commemorating its newly paved runway. He was a member of Glenwood Masonic Lodge #65, Glenwood York Rite, Grand Junction Consistory, El Jebel Shrine, Valley View Hospital Trustee and a life-long member of Mountain View Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn, his parents Elzie and Janey Rippy, his brother Adair, his sister Peggy Lou, his grandson Stuart and his granddaughter Brieanne. He is survived by his five children, Adrian (Jim Swartzendruber) of Silt, Janet of Carbondale, Gregg (Marilee) of Glenwood Springs, John (Cyndie) of Glenwood Springs and Stacey of Grand Junction. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren – Amy, Jill, Adam, Sara, Anna, Dallas, Brandy, Levi, Brittney, Tobie, Tyler and Travis – and 14 great-grandchildren – Ashley, Aidan, Gabriel, Aryianna, Tristan, Tegan, Blaise, Violet, Ellie, Fiona, Harrison, Sterling, Shiloh and Cooper. He is also survived by his brother, Harley (Janet) of New Castle, his sister-in-law Pauline of Parachute, his brother-in-law John Adriance of Omaha, Nebraska, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ross, Warren Howard 1945 HS ~ 12-Apr-2012 84, of Chinook, died of complications following a broken hip Thursday, April 12, at a Great Falls hospital. His service is 2 p.m. Today in the Chinook High School auditorium. Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook is handling arrangements. Blaine County and Montana leader Warren H. Ross passed away April 12, following complications associated with a broken hip suffered earlier in the week. Warren was two days shy of his 85th birthday, having been born to Thomas Alexander Ross and Marcie Angell Ross on April 14th, 1927. He grew up on the family ranch south of Chinook in the Bear Paw Mountains and at-tended local schools, including Chinook High School, but with World War II raging, he graduated high school at the New Mexico Military Institute. Following service in the U.S. Navy, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Montana State College – Bozeman, where he met his bride, Betty Don McMillan of Lewistown, who preceded him in passing in July 2007. They were married Nov. 25, 1950, and made their home on Ross 8 Bar 7 Ranch Inc., where they raised their four children. Warren served on the board of the Montana Stock growers Association, was a 25-plus-year member of the Chinook school board, was on the Western Bank Board and was a public member of the board for the Helena branch of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. He also served two terms on the Montana Oil and Gas Commission and served as a director for the Sweet Foundation, Sweet Nursing Home, the Blaine County Community Foundation, Northern Montana Hospital and their foundation boards, and the Chinook Presbyterian Church. He was an American Legion member for 64 years, and was a more than 25-year 4-H leader. Warren’s strong commitment to community was reflected in his service through these organizations. Perhaps he most enjoyed his involvement in the Masons, both in Chinook Lodge No. 50 and the Montana Grand Lodge, as well as the Algeria Shrine. He was most worshipful grand master for the state of Montana in 1984, and many of his most enduring friendships were with masons he met in travels representing the Montana Grand Lodge. His Ma-sonic involvement also included serving as worthy patron for the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to Betty Don, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Schilling; and Brother Thomas Ross. Warren’s family includes son Don and Tanis Ross on the home place south of Chi-nook; and their daughter, Mary of Missoula, daughter Linda and Jay Rice, who ranch near Pendroy, and their children, Tucker of Lewistown, and his sons, Colt and Cory Rice, and Tara of New Haven, Conn.; son John of Alexandria, Va., and his daughters, Hilary of Arlington, and Alexa of Boston; and son Hugh and Debbie of West Linn, Ore., and their sons, Thomas of Portland, Ore., David of Boise, Idaho, and Austin McCool of Seattle. In addition, he is survived by several nieces and nephews, and his many friends of all ages and backgrounds, who were an extended family to him as well.
Sanders, James Clemments 1943 HS-1945 JC ~ 31-Mar-2018 passed away peacefully in his Monterey, CA, home with his wife Maureen by his side, on Saturday, March 31st 2018. He was 91. Jim is survived by his wife; five children: Lisa, Karen, Leslie, Doug, and Greg; and eight grandchildren: Ryan, Megan, Alexandra, Michaela, Katey, Michael, Austin, and Skyler. Jim was loved by and truly cherished the company of his family during his very full life. Jim was born in Kansas City, MO, to Chet and Gracie Sanders. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and served in the U.S. Navy as a 17-year-old Lt. (j.g.) in the Philippines toward the end of WWII. He is an engineering graduate from the University of Kansas and attended Stanford University as a post graduate.Jim began his career as an insurance broker in 1950 with the Aetna Life & Casualty Co., in San Francisco. He soon co-founded the insurance partnership of Sanders & Sullivan in San Jose, with his New Mexico Military Institute classmate Louis Bernard “Lou” Sullivan 1942 HS-1944 JC. Jim married Mary Belton in 1951 and moved to Saratoga, CA, where they raised their five children together for 25 years. During these years, he began to pursue his passion for politics by running for the 22nd Assembly District and winning a seat on the Saratoga City Council. In 1982 Jim was appointed by President Reagan to head the Small Business Administration in Washington DC, where he had the privilege to serve until 1986. He then joined the Beer Institute in DC, as President until 1991. Jim married Maureen O’Day in 1991 and they retired to Carmel, CA. In retirement, Jim actively volunteered with many civic and social organizations and enjoyed tennis, golf, biking, and skiing. Jim and Maureen enjoyed world travels and entertaining friends and family near Carmel by the Sea.
Sammons, Mell Mortimer 1945 HS ~ 15-Jun-1990
Saville, Rodman 1945 JC ~ 25-Jun-1987

Schlofman, CDR Arthur Sherman, USN (Ret) 1945 JC ~ 29-Nov-2003
Schneider, Glen A. 1945 HS ~ 06-Jan-2007 79, of Rigby, died January 6, 2007, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello from natural causes. He was born May 4, 1927, in Liberal, KS, to Earl Schneider and Maude Manderscheid Schneider. He attended schools and graduated from high school in Liberal, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On April 17, 1954, he married Barbara Lee Moon in Liberal, KS. He worked as a farmer and electrician. She died January 17, 1997. He married Betty Lucille Fredrick on October 14, 2000, in Idaho Falls. He was a member of the IBEW Local Union 449, the American Legion and the Idaho Falls Eagles Lodge Aerie 576. Glen was an avid gun collector and enjoyed farming, livestock, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Betty Schneider of Yuma, AZ; children, Sonia (Sumi Mahmood) Schneider of Tooele, Utah, Shay (Larry) Collins of Salt Lake City, Stacy (Edward) McDonald of Walsburg, Utah, and Scot (Colleen) Schneider of Idaho Falls; siblings, LtCol Joe D. Schneider, USAF (Ret) 1946 HS-1948 JC of Wadell, AZ, and Genevieve Morrison of Oak Harbor, WA; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Schooley, Robert P. 1945 HS ~ 07-Jun-2000 died on Wednesday June 7, 2000; beloved husband of the late Betty; dear father of Paul (Judy), Jack (Maria) and Bob (Kathie); loving grandfather to Bryan, Patrick and Andrew; sadly missed by sisters Ann (Dick) Wansart, Janet (Ray) Groves, Dorothy (Don) Doneen and brother Dennis (Cathy) Schooley.
Schoonover, Charles M. 1945 JC ~ 01-Feb-1977
Scott, Dr. Stewart Melvin 1945 JC
Seymour, Andrew T., III 1945 HS ~ 23-May-2009  80, adored father, friend, fisherman and card player and builder of many Fort Worth landmarks from the Kimbell, Amon Carter and Sid Richardson museums to the Water Garden and the former Caravan of Dreams, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at home. As the retired president of Thos. S. Byrne Inc. General contractor, Tom leaves a list of accomplishments as tall as his 37-story Tower in downtown Fort Worth and as well-rounded as the barrel vaults of the Kimbell Art Museum, where he worked with architect Louis Kahn to showcase art masterpieces in an equally elegant backdrop of concrete and natural light. He also was known as a hunter, skier, tennis player, Western art collector and expert on early American flintlock pistols. But his true treasures are everywhere in sight: museums, Sundance Square, office towers, university landmarks and public parks. Tom’s parents lived in Kansas City, but he was destined to be a Texan, born in Houston Nov. 13, 1928, when parents Andy and Geraldine Seymour were on a business trip. The Seymours moved to Fort Worth in 1935. Tom went to public schools and then to high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM., where he always said the most important lesson he learned was “not to get caught.” He began a 44-year career with Byrne in 1947 when he was still an architectural engineering student and member of Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin. As a Byrne vice president beginning in 1957 and president from 1973 until 1991, he worked hand-in-hand with architect Philip Johnson to build the Amon Carter Museum and also the Fort Worth Water Garden. He supervised construction of the Fort Worth National Bank (now the Tower) and blended old and new construction for the Caravan of Dreams (now Reata Restaurant), the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art and all of Sundance Square. The Kimbell won a prestigious “Build America” award from the Associated General Contractors of America. Tom was also board president of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and a board member of the Fort Worth Zoological Association. He was one of the founding patrons of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and donated part of the prize money for the first competition in 1962. The family thanks his doctors, Dr. Allan Kelly, Dr. Claus G. Roehrborn and Dr. John Bagwell and caregivers, Sonya Bowen, Angie and Ciera Brazzile and Rosie Wright. Survivors: Daughters, Cathryn Seymour Dorsey and husband, Leon Bronson Dorsey Jr., of Austin and Shelly Seymour and husband, Bud Kennedy, of Fort Worth and their mother, Bea Watson of Dallas; and grandsons, Andrew Seymour Dorsey of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Clayton Anderson Dorsey of Austin.
Shafer, Charles Warren 1945 HS ~ 25-Aug-2009
Sharp, Dr. Thomas R. 1945 JC ~ 02-Sep-1999
Sheehy, Dr. James L. 1945 JC ~ 26-Mar-2006
Shultz, William B. 1945 HS ~ 09-Feb-2014
Singer, Joseph L. 1945 HS Oilman Joe L. Singer, a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, died on Tuesday in Oklahoma City. He was 75 years old. Joe was born in Enid, OK on April 10, 1928 to Samuel and Shaindel Singer, both immigrants to the U.S. from an area near Kiev in the Ukraine. While he was still a youngster, the family moved to Oklahoma City. He attended school there and also at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Joe graduated from Oklahoma City University. After graduation, he joined the family business. As a young man in his twenties, he went to work as a toolpusher in the wide open plains of Wyoming for Tiger Drilling, a company owned by the Singer family. On return, he drilled and operated many wells in Oklahoma and formed Singer Bros. with his brother Alex, with whom he was extremely close. That business spans more than four decades and still flourishes today. In 1957, Joe married Janice Yarchin in Boston, Mass. They met on a blind date in Oklahoma City when Janice came to visit a friend and was smitten by Joe’s charm and sense of humor. They settled in Oklahoma City and recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. Joe’s vast collection of photographs documents the joys of their years together and their mutual love of world travel. They had three children. Joe was known by his many friends, acquaintances, and business colleagues as a generous, kind-hearted man, with a wry sense of humor, extreme integrity, and a sense of justice and obligation to help others. He was someone you could depend on, and it gave him great joy to help those less fortunate than himself. Joe was actively involved in all aspects of community life in Oklahoma City. He served on several boards, including St. Anthony Hospital Foundation; the Oklahoma City Philharmonic; and The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma County. He was a member Emanuel Synagogue and Temple B’nai Israel, and he formerly served as president of Emanuel Synagogue. At the time of his death he was the president of The Oklahoma City Jewish Foundation. One of Joe’s great pleasures was the joy he got from spending time with his many close friends. He was a creative songwriter, who loved to write satirical lyrics to popular songs as a way of expressing his affection for those near and dear to him. He read avidly and loved the most challenging crossword puzzles. His ability to summon to mind obscure words without a dictionary was the envy of many other puzzlers. Among all his many interests, it was Joe’s family that gave him the greatest joy. He mastered the art of sharing paternal wisdom and support while giving his children the room they needed to grow and learn for themselves. His seven grandchildren cherished his warm hugs, kind words, and the jokes that were always right up his sleeve. His marriage to Janice was a true partnership of equals, and he cherished her deeply. His sentimental side could be seen in the collection of little love notes from her that he posted on the wall of his closets. Joe is survived by his wife, Janice; his children, Amy Singer and her husband Richard Einhorn of New York City, David Singer and his wife Stephanie Singer, of Edmond, OK, and Kenedy Singer of Santa Barbara, CA; and seven grandchildren. His beloved brother Alex died in 2002. 
Sisk, Daniel Arthur 1945 HS ~ 15-Aug-2017 A third generation New Mexican, was born in Albuquerque in 1927 to Myrl Hope Sisk and Arthur Henry Sisk. Dan enlisted in the US Navy in 1945 when he graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and served in the western Pacific and China. He attended the University of New Mexico (1946-48) and graduated from Stanford University in 1950, whereupon he received his commission in the US Marine Corps. After two years at Stanford Law School Dan was called to active duty in the Korean War; where he served as a 1st Lt. and was discharged as a Captain. He completed law school in 1954 and married Katharine Banning, the love of his life, in November of that year. Dan and Kay were married for over 62 years. They moved back to Albuquerque in 1954 and Dan joined the Modrall law firm, becoming the sixth lawyer in the firm, which now has more than 60 lawyers. Dan was a partner in the firm for over 40 years. Dan was appointed by Governor Cargo to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1968. Later, Dan served as Chairman of the Board of Sunwest Financial Services for 15 years. Dan was a lifelong public servant whose volunteer roles included: President of the Legal Aid Society of Albuquerque (1960-61), Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Bar Association (1962-63) and the New Mexico School of Banking Foundation (1981-85), Trustee of Sandia School (1968-72), Albuquerque Academy (1971-73), and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Memorial Hospitals (1966-82). He delivered meals for Meals On Wheels for 20 years. A member of First Presbyterian Church for over 75 years, Dan served as an elder and deacon. Dan and Kay loved to travel and visited every continent and dozens of countries. He and Kay were accomplished ballroom dancers and won a first place dance trophy on one of their cruises. Dan loved family celebrations and holiday gatherings, dogs, and fishing for trout in the mountains of New Mexico and southern Colorado and salmon in Alaska. For decades he was a passionate fan of Lobo basketball, and he enjoyed playing baseball and watching Albuquerque’s professional teams: the Cardinals, Dukes, Dodgers and, now, Isotopes. Dan was patriotic and believed strongly in the promise of the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution. To his many friends and professional colleagues, he was known as a caring and approachable man of intellect and integrity. Above all, he is remembered as a kind person who loved New Mexico and its people, cultures and potential. Dan is survived by his wife, Kay; and his children, John and wife, Mary Pat, Sarah and husband, Alan, and Tom and partner, Wendy; and six grandchildren, Emily and Lucas Merli, Emma and Laura Hamilton, and Lucinda and Elinor Sisk.
Skiles, SEAM William Blair, USN (Ret) 1945 JC –  (February 7, 1927 – November 12, 2018) was born on February 7, 1927, on his maternal family’s farm near Justin, Texas, to Frances Blair Skiles and Thomas Murray Skiles. He entered the kingdom of the Lord on November 12, 2018. Blair was a life-long resident of Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute Junior College and after graduating, Blair enlisted and served for a year in the military government in Hanau, Germany. He then attended Southern Methodist University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and R.O.T.C. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1950, Blair commanded a unit in the Air Force, completed his pilot training program and was assigned to fly jet fighters in the Air Defense Command, stationed at Rome, New York. Years later Blair returned to civilian life, where he enjoyed great success in the insurance brokerage business for 35 years. In 1990 he gave up the helm at Wallace & Skiles to travel with his second wife, Martha Foster Skiles. The couple split their time between St. Croix, Dallas and Aspen. Blair excelled at any sport he tried, especially golf, and with his warm demeanor was a joy to be around. Blair is survived by his daughter Shelley Skiles Sawyer, her husband Cole, and their children Adair and Sam. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 26 years, Jan Greene, and his second wife of 25 years, Martha “Lovie” Foster Skiles

Smith, Allen W. 1945 HS ~ 21-Dec-2001
Snavely, CPT James E., USA 1945 HS
Stone, David 1945 HS ~ 19-Sep-2007
Stoops, William Milton 1945 HS ~ 14-Oct-1988
Strathearn, David Lamb, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 01-May-2012
Stryker, Edmond M. 1945 JC ~ 18-Mar-2019 Farewell to Edmond Milburn Stryker who passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019 at the Hilltop Manor Nursing Home in Cunningham, Kansas. We will miss but not forget the many wonderful memories of Dad and especially the fishing and hunting on the Stryker Ranch. Mibs as he was affectionately known by his friends was 92 years old. Mr. Stryker was born on November 21, 1926 in Lyons, Kansas to his parents, William Lester and Rua Dianna Stryker. He grew up in Fredonia, Kansas. During World War II he attended the New Mexico Military Institute and then served in the Marine Corps. He also served in the United States Army Reserves. After his service in the military he attended and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Architecture. He married Jane Anglen Clark in 1949 in Independence, Kansas and from this union they had two children Melissa and Jan. The Strykers moved to Wichita, Kansas after graduation from college where Edmond worked as an Architect for Boeing and then Eby Construction Company. After Edmond retired in 1989, they moved from Wichita to the Stryker Ranch near Fredonia, Kansas and spent much time fishing, hunting and raising Scotch Highland cattle. In 2013 Edmond and Jane moved to Pratt, Kansas to be closer to their son Jan, who lived in Pratt at that time. Mr. Stryker is survived by his wife Jane of Cunningham, Kansas, son Jan (Mallory) of Hutchinson, Kansas and his daughter Melissa of Fredonia, Kansas; his sister Diane Laird of Charlotte, North Carolina; and three grandchildren, William (Emily) Clausen, Emily (Jay) Kordonowy and Anna (Clayton) Osburn. Edmond is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Joe Stryker and sister Sheila Matthews. 

Stripling, Wesley Capers, III 1945 JC ~ 23-Apr-2001 , 74, a real estate developer, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at a local hospital. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. The Rev. Dr. K. Wayne Day will officiate, with the Rev. Bertrand N. Honea Jr., Mr. Larry Messer and Mr. Tony Roosevelt, eulogists. Burial: Mr. Stripling requested cremation. A portion of his cremated remains will be interred on the family plot in Greenwood Memorial Park; the remaining portion will be cast to the winds on the Otter Canyon Ranch in Wyoming. Honorary bearers will be Clay J. Berry Jr., David M. Beyers, D.O., H.L. Brown Jr., Cass O. Edwards II, Crawford Edwards, Philip K. French Jr., Preston M. Geren Jr., Dale Griggs, John Glenn “Sonny” Halsell Jr., Jack R. Henckels, Siegfried J. Iverson Jr., John N. McColm, Robert S. Newkirk, Tom Rielly, A.T. “Tom” Seymour III, C. Daniel Walker, Scott Walker and Dan W. Yarbrough. Memorials: Those desiring, please make memorial contributions to the Union Gospel Mission of Fort Worth, 1331 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, or Camp John Marc, a camp in Meridian for children with serious diseases, 811 Preston Road, Suite 807, Dallas, Texas 75225. Wesley Capers Stripling III, who spent 47 years as a partner in developing the 4,020-acre Edwards Ranch in southwest Fort Worth, died Monday after a heart attack. Mr. Stripling was the grandson and namesake of W.C. Stripling, the founder of Stripling’s department store, which opened in Fort Worth in 1893. Family members said Mr. Stripling shared his love of the outdoors with friends and family. “His spirit is in the Bighorns,” said Mr. Stripling’s brother, Jeffrey, referring to the mountains in Wyoming. Many summers, Mr. Stripling took friends and family fly-fishing on Otter Creek in Wyoming, where he had a cabin between the towns of Ten Sleep and No Wood. Born July 3, 1926, in Fort Worth, Wes was the son of Anne Frances Simmons and W.C. Stripling Jr. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and was valedictorian of his class at Dallas Country Day, now St. Mark’s School. He attended Texas Christian University and received a degree in naval science and tactics from the University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, he participated in the Navy’s V-12 program and learned to fly. He later returned to Fort Worth and worked for Stripling’s department store for two years before joining the Thomas S. Byrne Co. as a construction supervisor. In 1954, Wes joined Cass Edwards, John Glenn and Preston Geren Jr. as officers of the Cassco Land Co., which was formed to develop the Edwards Ranch. He became vice president of Cassco and worked there for the rest of his life. Mr. Stripling was a member of River Crest Country Club, the Fort Worth Boat Club, the Westside Bicycle Club, Bible Study Fellowship and the Borden County Deer Hunters. He sat on the board of T.C.U.’s Quinq Club alumni group and was a past president of the Panther Boys Club, now the Panther Boys and Girls Club, and a past board member of the Child Study Center. Survivors: Wife, Anabel Shotts Stripling of Fort Worth; children, Sharon Stripling Holland and her husband, Barney B. Jr., of Fort Worth, W.C. “Wes” Stripling IV and his wife, Gerri, of Weatherford, Robert Stripling of Fort Worth, Van Griffith and his wife, Cheryl, of Granbury and Dana Stripling of Bastrop; grandchildren, Bowie Holland, Clayton Holland, Walker Holland, Darrragh Stripling, Ian Stripling Jenson, W.C. Stripling V, Candace Griffith, Crystal Griffith and Lilli Griffith; brother, Jeffrey S. Stripling and his wife of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister, Marianne Stripling Self of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews, Thomas and Ryan Stripling and Lindsey Berry, Lisa Berry Evon and Margaret Anne Berry.
Stuart, BG Donald Scott, NMMI (Ret) 1945 JC ~ 06-Jul-2018 of Las Cruces passed away on July 6, 2018 at the age of 91. Don was born on January 22, 1927 in Amarillo Texas. As a young man he served honorably in the United States Army. Don’s love of learning earned him several degrees from NMSU including a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. After many years of dedicated service as a teacher, high school principal, and head of the State Board of Educational Finance department, Don retired from New Mexico Military Institute as Superintendent. Don was an avid golfer and loved to play gin rummy with the love of his life, Bobbie Jean, with whom he spent 68 wonderful years. He will be missed by his three children, R. Scott Stuart 1969 HS (Tracie O’Hara), Donna Dean Stuart, and Sandy Jones Stuart, his three grandchildren, Jennifer Nelson (Zach Nelson), Brandon Scott Stuart 2000 HS-2002 JC (Sharla Stuart), and Kelly Jameson (Josh Ybarvo), his four great grandchildren, Alex Nelson, Ava Stuart, Braydon Stuart, and Josephine Ybarvo, and his brother Randy Stuart (Sharron Stuart).
Suess, Gordon Edward 1945 HS ~ 13-Jul-2012 85, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 8, 1927 to John and Thelma Suess who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by Jeri, his loving wife of 57 years. He was a Real Estate Developer. He served in the Navy during World War II, the Army and Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict and was a retired Coast Guard Commander. He is survived by two sons: Thomas Gordon Suess and wife, Debbie of Broken Arrow and Timothy John Suess and wife, Melody of Tulsa and a daughter, Cynthia Louise MacDonnell and husband, Dennis of Tulsa, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Sullivan, Elbridge Gerry 1945 HS ~ 26-Aug-2001
Summerour, William Albert 1945 HS ~ 19-Jan-1986
Swords, Dr. Jack Kenneth 1945 HS ~ 03-Mar-2006
Taylor, Gustave M. 1945 HS ~ 30-Nov-1993
Tempest, John William 1945 HS
Thomas, Samuel “Hobby”, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 21-Mar-2009 , 82, of Hale Center passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Olton. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Hale Center with the Rev. Jimmy Cameron officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Plainview, Texas, to Hobby and Walta Thomas. He married Christine Grantham on Dec. 22, 1951, in Clovis, N.M. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute for one year and served in the U.S. Army in the military police during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Chris Thomas of Hale Center; two daughters, Tammy Diggs and husband, Frank, of White Deer and Laura Spencer and husband, Steve, of Plainview; one son, Hobby Thomas III of Arlington; one sister, Millie Armstrong of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Dondi and Cody Spencer and Becky and Jake Diggs; and several nieces and nephews. 
Thompson, Bradford Lewis 1945 HS ~ 22-May-2002
Tipton, Richard Gordon 1945 JC ~ 01-Dec-1985
Tompkins, James Glover, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 11-May-2013
Trau, Frank Garland, Jr. 1945 JC
Waltner, Robert Lee 1945 HS
Ward, Thomas Brooks 1945 HS ~ 14-Oct-2016 89, of Las Cruces, passed away on October 14, 2016 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Tom was born in Cimarron, New Mexico to Zenas and Margaret Ward on May 8, 1927. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico in 1945. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in WWII and was honorably discharged in February 1947. Tom was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal and WWII Victory Medal. Tom was an avid New Mexico history buff and enjoyed sharing his many memories of his family’s history in northern New Mexico. He married Dorothy Bivens on February 13, 1953 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company for 28 years. Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ward who passed in December 2003, his daughter, LaDonna Lopez who passed in October 2007, and his grandson, Luis Lopez who passed in August 2014. Tom is survived by his sister, Marilyn Decker and husband Cecil Decker of Raton, New Mexico; his son, Michael Ward and wife Kathryn Ward of Las Cruces, New Mexico, his son-in-law, Oscar Lopez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and his grandchildren, Matthew Ward and family, Laura Lopez, Keanna Ward and his great-grandchild, Luis Lopez (Kito).
Warren, Charles Thomas 1945 HS ~ 10-Feb-1997
Warren, John Quinn 1945 HS ~ 09-Aug-2004
Warren, MAJ Robert Taulbee, USMC (Ret) 1945 HS ~ 20-Feb-2018 passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018 at age 91. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Rae Warren McDavid, his parents, Anna Isabel Taulbee Warren and Ralph, I. Warren and his grandparents, Sophie Wickner Taulbee and James Perry Taulbee of Montgomery, CO, Illinois and Elizabeth Kerr Beith Warren and John Parker Warren (a pioneer of Warren Creek, Humboldt, Co., (California). He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Meader Warren, his children, Dawn Warren Wright, Laurel Elizabeth Warren, Annette Isabel Warren and David Ralph Warren, daughter in law, Winnita Kay Warren, grandchildren, Rae Ellen Petenes Crawley, her husband Clay, Brian Christopher Wright and Tyler David Warren, as well as nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends. A native of California, Bob was born on October 20, 1926, in Fresno, and spent his childhood in Sacramento and in the community of Carmichael 15 miles east of Sacramento. He attended Carmichael Grammar School and San Juan High School until his junior year when he was enrolled at the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico. He graduated in June 1945. When Bob returned home, the Second World War was still in process. He went to San Francisco with his father where he was introduced to the Shipping Master of the American President Line who helped Bob get into the Sailor’s Union of the Pacific Seaman School. By April 1945 he was aboard the M/S DAY STAR and was in the battle for Okinawa. He continued to sail until April of 1947 concluding his last trip at sea on board the S/S GEORGE D. PRENTISS. One of Bob’s favorite stories to tell about this time was after the guns had been removed from the ship, the ammo lockers below deck were filled with beer. He said, “Like magic, our room every night received a cool case of beer when we came off watch. I believe all our ship officers got some too.” He traveled to Manila, Singapore, Madagascar, and Cape Town, South Africa, to name a few ports. After WWII, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps and completed basic training at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Having been a bugler at the New Mexico Military Institute, his first assignment in the Marines was as a Field Musician, a bugler, and assigned to the guard house at MCRD. When he was in high school playing basketball, he took an elbow in the mouth, had two teeth loosened and the teeth had to be removed. One evening, while playing evening colors, his partial plate slipped out and, as Bob puts it, he “really screwed up.” The Base Commander was known to come out to watch the colors come down, and after Bob’s less than stellar performance, the phone rang almost immediately and the Commander wanted to know what happened to the colors. The Commander was informed and the following morning Bob was ordered to the dentist to have a permanent bridge installed. Bob saw action in the Korean War and was injured while transporting communication lines to new battalion location. While standing on the trace of the caisson and hanging onto the tailgate of a truck, the truck struck two landmines–the right rear tire of the truck and the right tire of the caisson-with Bob standing in the middle of the two explosions. For his service in Korea, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Navy’s Presidential Unit Citation, the Korean Service Medal, the UN Service Medal, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. While in the Marine Corps, Bob and his family lived in Southern California when Bob was assigned to the bases at El Toro and Camp Pendleton. The family moved to Virginia while Bob completed officer’s training school in Quantico, and moved across country several times during Bob’s military career. His last and, per Bob, his “sweetest assignment” was when he was appointed as the Exchange Officer at Camp Pendleton and promoted to Major in February 1974. He supervised 47 Marines and over 800 civilian employees. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps on September 1, 1975. Upon retirement, Bob and family moved to Eureka, California, where Bob worked as the RV sales manager for Mid-City Motor World, as a supervisor for the Humboldt Transit Authority assisting in creating the bus routes and purchasing the busses, and one of his most rewarding positions, as the Naval Science Instructor, Naval Junior ROTC, at Eureka Senior High School. He was well liked by his students who lovingly referred to him as “The Maj.” Bob and Nancy were involved in the local Humboldt Co. square dance clubs. They enjoyed it so much that they ended up taking dance classes and even converted their four-car garage into a dance studio where they taught basic round dancing lessons for many years. Bob and Nancy lived in Southern California and in Mesa, Arizona, before coming back to live in the San Diego area. They loved to travel and took several trips to Europe and to Mexico and South America. Bob was an avid golfer, loved playing tennis, bowling, pencil drawing, among other hobbies and past-times. However, his best memories were spent with family and friends playing games or just sitting around reminiscing. Bob will be forever remembered by his family and friends for his sense of adventure and good humor.
Welch, Thomas Flynn 1945 HS ~ 26-May-1991
Wells, George Dewey, Jr. 1945 JC
Wells, Z. Robert, Jr. 1945 HS
Wheeler, Angus Bertram Cowan 1945 JC ~ 13-Nov-2015 A Fourth generation Sutter Island pear farmer, passed away at home in Courtland on November 13, 2015. A graduate from Courtland High School in 1943 and too young for the draft, he attended New Mexico Military Institute for one year before entering the army . He served in the 3rd Army during the Battle of the Bulge, where he received several citations including the Purple Heart . He attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He left Cal to join his brother, John, in the Runyon and Dorsey farming operations. Short married his “child bride” Kay Awalt and raised their three children, Amy, Sue and Fred, at their home in Courtland. Preceded in death by parents, Barbara and John Wheeler, wife Kay, brother John, sister-in-law Jane Wheeler and sister-in- law Stess Charbonnier. Survived by brother-in-law Don Charbonnier and his wife Jane, daughter Amy Howen (Ron), daughter Sue Huffman (John) their children John, Katelyn and Molly, and son Fred Wheeler (Shannon) and their children Angus, Alexis and Stetson, 6 nieces and nephews. Short had a lifelong love affair with the west shore of Lake Tahoe sharing wooden boats and pink time with family and friends. He served as a trustee of RD 349, was a board member of the Courtland Joint Union High School, past president of the Rotary Club of Walnut Grove, where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, board member of the California Canning Pear Association, board member of the Bank of Alex Brown and a member of the Sutter Club. Some of his most memorable moments and fellowship were at the SBOC. “Early to bed, early to rise, on with the waders of the biggest size…..” When you shook Short’s hand, and looked him in the eye, you knew you were in the presence of a true gentleman. The family gives special recognition to in-home care givers Junior, his wife Lewa, and Lee.
Wilder, George Gene 1945 HS ~ 25-Nov-1997
Williams, Clarence Northcutt 1945 HS ~ 01-Feb-1977
Williams, D. Christopher 1945 HS
Williams, CPT Donald Worthington, USA 1945 HS
Williams, Embry W., Jr. 1945 HS ~ 03-May-2014 of Amarillo died peacefully at his home on Saturday morning, May 3rd, 2014. The only child of rancher Embry W. and Charlotte S. (Martin) Williams, E.W. was born on May 19th, 1927, at Post, Texas. He spent his early years living with his parents at their ranch near Post in Garza County. The family moved into Post when he was seven, and he continued school there until high school. He spent his high school years at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, completed training in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and graduated in 1945 as Sergeant Major of the Corps. With World War II drawing to a close, that same year he received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, and then continued his education at Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance at SMU in 1949, E.W. began his career as Assistant Cashier at the First National Bank in Grapevine, Texas. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Anne Morrison of Dallas, on February 18, 1950, and the following year the first of their two sons was born. He was then an Assistant National Bank Examiner for the U.S. Treasury, and concurrently completed the curriculum of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, graduating in 1953. He joined the First National Bank in Lubbock as Assistant Cashier later that year, and subsequently became vice-president and director. In 1956 he graduated from the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, and around this time he also earned his pilot’s license. In 1961 he became president/CEO and director of Citizens National Bank in Lubbock, and later chairman of the board. During his years in Lubbock, he also became involved as a director, organizer or officer in additional banking and other business and trade organizations, including the First National Bank in Post, the Idalou State Bank, T.I.M.E. Motor Freight, Hale County State Bank (“HCSB”) in Plainview and Citizens State Bank in Slaton, Texas, Citizens State Bank in Springer, New Mexico, the South Plains and Texas Bankers Associations. In 1969 the Williams family moved to Amarillo when E.W. joined the Amarillo National Bank, where he became executive vice-president and vice-chairman of the Board. During and after his years with Amarillo National, he continued serving as chairman of the Board at both HCSB in Plainview and Citizens Bank in Slaton, which progressively expanded to serve numerous communities in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains and Hill Country and in 2013 merged to form Centennial Bank. In 1986 he became an officer and director of the First National Bank of New Mexico in Clayton. That same year he became involved with the Coyote Lake Feedyard in Muleshoe, Texas, where he served as chairman. Between 1986 and 2000 he also served as a director of Furr’s/Bishop’s, Inc., based in Lubbock, and from 1984 to 2000 as director and chairman of the Bank of Commerce in McLean, Texas. In 1974, he helped organize the Independent Bankers’ Association of Texas (“IBAT”), and served as a director of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. A Mason since 1958 (York Rite Knight Templar, Shrine and 32nd degree Scottish Rite), he volunteered his time and expertise to numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the SMU and Texas Tech Foundations, American Red Cross, YMCA and Boy Scouts, PTA, Rotary, the Lubbock Mental Health Center and County Society for Crippled Children, St. Mary’s Hospital and the First Methodist Church in Lubbock and the Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo. In 1970 he was named to the Amarillo Hospital District’s Board of Managers, and during the next few years he spearheaded the District’s bond campaign to fund construction of a new facility to replace the aging Northwest Texas Hospital. After the bond issue passed, due largely to his leadership in the campaign, E.W. was named “Man of the Year” for 1976 by the Amarillo Globe News. He remained on the Board of Managers until 1982, and served as its chairman from 1978 to 1981. During his tenure the present Northwest Texas Hospital facility at the Harrington Medical Center was planned and constructed, and began serving Amarillo and the surrounding area. In 1996, the E. W. Williams, Jr. / Centennial Bank Chair in Finance at Texas Tech University was endowed. To his many friends and business associates he was known to be fair, loyal and honorable, qualities he associated with the phrase, “always taking the high road.” “Character,” E.W. was fond of saying, “is such that, when you agree to do something, you then do what you’ve agreed to, without exception.” Sometimes he would add, “…even if you don’t profit from it.” Mary Anne predeceased E.W. in February, 2013, after over sixty years of marriage. They are survived by son E.W. Williams, III, of Dallas; son J. David Williams and his wife Amanda Barfield Williams of Kerrville; six grandchildren, including Rebecca Whitaker and her husband Andrew Whitaker of Miami, Florida; Liz Keator and husband Mark Keator of Lubbock; Lindsay Williams of Austin, Chelsea Williams of London, England, Hillary Williams of San Antonio, and James Williams of Lubbock; and two great-grandchildren, Laney and Emmie Keator of Lubbock.
Williams, Lawrence Washburn 1945 HS
Wilson, Jack G. 1945 HS
Wintringer, Robert Ledlie, Jr. 1945 HS ~ 13-Jun-2008 passed away on June 13, 2008 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV. He was 81 years old. Mr. Wintringer was born on March 5, 1927 in Steubenville, OH to parents Robert Ledlie and Mary McIlwraith Wintringer. He graduated from Tucson High School in 1945 and served two years in the U.S. Army before attending the University of Arizona. In 1952, he met Susan Moore at the Mission Ranch in Carmel and they married that same year. They built a home in La Jolla, CA and raised four children together over the next 27 years. Bob devoted his career to the aerospace industry, working first for Convair in San Diego and then for Lockheed Aircraft International until his retirement in 1990. He specialized in the L-1011 tristar Program serving the countries of Southeast Asia as the Regional Vice-President of Lockheed Aircraft, Asia. Mr. Wintringer looked forward to a retirement that could include horses and ranching. He spent the last 18 years of his life as a ‘gentleman rancher’ in southwest Reno, enjoying an unhurried life in Northern Nevada. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Orth of Santa Ynez, CA as well as four children; Robert Wintringer of Solana Beach, CA, Michael Wintringer of La Jolla, CA, Nancy Harnisch of Huntington Beach, CA, and Lisa Noonan of Reno. Robert was also the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren; Jeremy, Jason, Tate, Ryan, Samuel, Zachary, Matthew, Ben, Oliver and Abby. Mr. Wintringer’s family extends their sincere thanks to the many nurses, doctors and staff at the South Meadows Renown Medical Center who provided great kindness, love and extraordinary care of Mr. Wintringer during his final days.
Wood, James Ralph, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 11-Oct-2015 died in his home on Sunday, October 11 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally Muire, three children, son, James Ralph Wood, III and wife Joanne of Plano, his daughter Dorothy Lee Wood of Dallas and son Clinton H. Wood and wife Susan of Dallas, three grand-children, Gena Wunderlick of Louisville, KY, Andrew Stacy Wood of Plano and Clarke Hopkins Wood of Dallas, two great grandchildren, Alexandra and Tristan Thrailkill of Louisville, KY. Three step grandchildren Robert Heath and his wife Kim of San Francisco, CA, Ryan Heath of Dallas, and Patrick Heath of Plano, also survive him. He was born in Sherman, Texas on September 16, 1926 to the marriage of James Ralph Wood and Kathleen Cook. The family shortly moved to Dallas, and Wood graduated from its public schools. In 1943 he entered the junior college of the New Mexico Military Institute, but left after one year to serve in the U. S. Navy for the remainder of World War II . Upon honorable discharge he entered Southern Methodist University where he obtained a BA degree in 1949. He then entered the law school at the University of Texas , receiving his LLB degree in 1951. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and government honorary Pi Sigma Alpha. Wood engaged in the active practice of law for 40 years, first as a member of the firm Scurry, Scurry, Pace & Wood, then with the Law Department of Southwestern Life Insurance Company where he became Vice President & Special Counsel. Upon early retirement from Southwestern Life, he joined Great American Reserve Insurance Company as Vice President & General Counsel, serving until final retirement in July, 1991. During his active years in the practice of law, Wood was a member of the State Bar of Texas, a Life Senior Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and the Legal Section of the American Council of Life Insurance. He was a past chairman of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Texas Bar, the Legislative Committee of the Texas Life Insurance Association, and the New Mexico Life Insurance Guaranty Association. In addition he served as Chairman of the Board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Dallas and the VNA Foundation and was a trustee of Grace Presbyterian Village. He was a past member of the Idlewild, Terpsechorean and Calyx clubs. Wood served at Highland Park Presbyterian Church as Sunday School teacher, Deacon, Elder and trustee. He was a volunteer in a number of civic and charitable organizations and especially enjoyed a LIFT service of teaching English and reading to inmates at the Dallas County Jail.
Woodbury, Dr. John Martin 1945 JC
Wright, Dr. James Clifton, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 22-Aug-2013, 86, passed from this life to an eternal one with his Lord and Savior on Thursday August 22, 2013. He was born on May 22, 1927 in Galveston, Texas and completed his early education there. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute, becoming a proud graduate of that school in 1945. After his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin he received his M.D., and his internship, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. During his internship he met and married the love of his life, Belle Thompson. Both he and his wife served their country honorably, on active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, based in Germany from 1951 to 1953, he as a physician and she as a registered nurse. Upon their return to Galveston they were blessed by a son, James. After completing his residencies at UTMB in internal medicine and cardiology, he began a teaching career at that institution in 1956, retiring in 1982. In 1982, he moved his family to Muskogee, where he worked as a staff physician at the VA Medical Center until his retirement in 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by his son, J.C. Wright of Muskogee.

Wright, James Semple 1945 JC ~ 02-Sep-2008 82, of Vernon died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Vernon. Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of Wright Insurance Agency, Vernon. Survivors include wife, Ruth Wright of Vernon; sons, Jim Wright of Vernon and Tommy Wright of Mechanicsville, Md.; daughter, Susan Nichols of Fredericksburg, Texas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Young, Marshall Robert, Jr. 1945 JC ~ 04-Jan-2000 , 75, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in San Francisco, Calif. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Deacon Joe Milligan will officiate. The Young family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Young Sr. Memorials: The family suggests that memorials may be made in Marshall’s memory to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth; St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 2399 Bush St., San Francisco, Calif., 94115; or a charity of choice. Marshall Roberts Young Jr. was the eldest of the four sons of Marshall R. Young Sr. and Margaret Kelly Young. He was born in Breckenridge, Texas in 1925, and lived there until 1936 when the family moved to Fort Worth. He attended the Sims School and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. In 1943 he entered the U.S. Army serving in Europe with Patton’s Third Army and earning the Combat Infantryman’s badge and other decorations. After his discharge, he attended and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in business administration. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity as well as The Steeplechase Club, River Crest Country Club and The Fort Worth Club. Moving to San Francisco in 1960, Marshall co-owned and edited the Far West Skier magazine, and also owned a popular restaurant in Yountville, Calif. Marshall was a generous supporter of the arts as well as several hospitals in San Francisco. He was a patron of the Old Jail Museum in Albany, Texas and the Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth. Marshall loved to travel with friends and particularly enjoyed many vacations with members of his family, who always treasured his company. Marshall’s death came quietly of cancer after recent visits by all of his family and with his brother, George, at his bedside. Marshall was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Frances Young Bird; and brothers, Carroll Ridgely Young and Frank Graves Young. Survivors: Brothers, William Kelly Young, Sr. and George Marshall Young, Sr. and wife, Diane; four nieces; five nephews and their spouses; 22 great-nieces and nephews; aunt, Roselyn Kelly; cousin, Pope Kelly Jr.; devoted friends and caregivers, Larry Beyer and Joe Cannon; and many dear friends. 
Zinn, Jack Jay 1945 HS ~ 26-Apr-1996


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Abercrombie, James Louis, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 22-Jan-2000
Adamson, John Richard 1944 JC ~ 18-Nov-1992
Ahern, COL Neal J., USA (Ret) 1944 JC ~ 28-Sep-2006
Alderman, John M. 1944 HS ~ 10-Mar-2009  82 05/30/1926 03/10/2009 John was born in Kansas City, Mo He was a marketing executive in the pharmaceutical industry John is survived by his sons, Jerry, Mark and David; and his daughter, Laurie Morris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet.
Anderson, James K. 1944 JC ~ 26-May-2016 91, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends on Thursday May 26, 2016. Jim was born in Ada, Oklahoma to Mildred Kerr and James L. Anderson on September 16, 1924. Jim attended New Mexico Military Institute for High School and Junior College. While awaiting the call to Officer’s Candidate School, he decided to enlist with the first available unit in the Army. He fought in World War II as an Infantry Scout in the 319th Regiment, 80th Infantry in Patton’s Third Army. While in the Army, he received two Bronze Stars. After the war, Jim attended the University of Oklahoma where in three short years he graduated with a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1949. While at OU, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity as well as the honor fraternities of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau and Sigma Gamma Epsilon and Gamma Tau Kappa. Jim owned and operated an oil and gas exploration and production company for 61 years, James K. Anderson, Inc. He was a founding contributor of Sarkey’s Energy Center and a recipient of the University of Oklahoma Regents Award. Jim was the chairman of the committee for the Oil Pioneer Plaza at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. He was inducted into the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame and also received the George Ward Memorial Award from the New Mexico Military Institute as well. Jim was also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Jim was a member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife Jerrie, children Judi Anderson Guetens and husband Ed, Melanie Anderson, and James R. Anderson and wife Mary; stepchildren Allen Buchanan, Mike Buchanan and wife Caryn, Don L. Buchanan, and Becky Archey and husband Brian; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, his dear cousins, and dear friend Lisa Gracey.
Archenhold, William, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 05-Dec-2004
Arnold, Henry K., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 24-Sep-2013  was born in Houston, Texas on May 14, 1926 to Henry Kirkpatrick Arnold, Sr. and Pauline Menefee Arnold. He attended Lamar High School and New Mexico Military Institute. He served during World War II in the US Navy. He graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from Purdue University and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology for post graduate studies. He is survived by his wife, Betty du Perier Arnold and his two daughters, Catherine Arnold Domask and son in law Richard Domask, and Ann Arnold Graham and son in law Michael “Murphy” Graham. He has 6 grandchildren and one great grand-daughter. He is also survived by his sister, Pauline Arnold Schweppe, wife of Dr. Irving Schweppe. He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Elizabeth Parnell Arnold and his son, Henry Kirkpatrick Arnold, III. Hank was an avid sailor and very active at the Houston Yacht Club. He and his wife Elizabeth were instrumental in starting the Houston Yacht Club youth program, The Ragnots in 1958. He spent many years as an International Yacht Racing Association Judge and was an Honorary Past Commodore of the Houston Yacht Club. He spent his professional years working for The Humble Oil Company and Exxon Corporation, retiring in 1986. After his retirement, he and Betty spent many wonderful years travelling and sailing around the world.
Atha, Robert W., II 1944 JC ~ 26-May-2005
Athey, Jack R. 1944 HS
Barrett, Miles W., III 1944 JC
Bartow, Earl C., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 24-Oct-2010 “Bud” 86, of Clearwater, died Oct. 24. Survived by wife of 63 years, Lora; children, Beth, Cliff; numerous grands & great-grands.
Bastian, Arthur W. 1944 HS ~ 26-Oct-2008  passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, October 26, 2008, in Murrieta, California at the age of 82. He is remembered by his three loving children, Scott Randall Bastian of Temecula, CA, Stephanie Rae George of Wasilla, AK, and Arthur Woodruff Bastian, Jr. Of Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Bastian is also survived by his six grandchildren, his siblings, Donna Rahn, Bette McFarlane and Reed Bastian and their families. His eldest sister, Rae Roy passed away in 2002. Art came from a line of Mormon descendants, was born to the father of a farmer in Riverton, Utah and served in the Army during WWII in the South Pacific. Art graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science and enjoyed careers managing a trucking company, a restaurant and real estate properties. Art lived in Tucson from 1981 to 2007. After losing his wife, Anita Fay, Art dedicated his life to raising his three young children to success and happiness. They will remain forever grateful for his love and guidance, as will the many other family and friends whose lives he touched. Art’s unparalleled wit and good nature stayed with him until his final days. We know that Art is now with Bud, and all of his other dear friends, enjoying a good ball game over light drinks and pleasant conversation.
Bedford, Hilory George., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 09-Oct-2013 passed away on October 9, 2013. He is survived by wife Dorothy; three daughters, Beverly Drummond and husband Gene, Lisa Sams and husband Lourcey, and Nita Bedford Fradenburg; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; sister Anna Beth Farr; and one brother-in-law.
Bell, Thomas M., Jr. 1944 HS
Beloat, James A. 1944 HS
Benjamin, Herbert S. 1944 JC ~ 19-Nov-2012 Herbert, affectionately known as Boo or Herb was born in Baton Rouge, La. And died in Los Angeles, Ca. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lou Audrey and his older sister, Joan Benjamin Goldberger all of Baton Rouge, La. Herbert married his wife Jeanne in 1969 and she also preceded him in death in 2001. He received a BS degree from LSU and a Masters degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Herbert served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the active Naval Reserve in 1994, with the rank of Commander. Herbert practiced Engineering in Europe and So. California, retiring from TRW. Boo and Jeanne had a great love of travel, especially Europe, and these trips were extensively documented with his love of photography. The last few years, he lived at Belmont Hollywood, a retirement facility, and many thanks to the Belmont staff and his friends for their help and visits and special thanks to his good friend Antonia for her frequent visits and encouragement. Herbert is survived by his brother Raphiel and Raphiel’s wife Karen of Santa Fe, NM., nieces Clem Goldberger of New Orleans LA, and Jill Benjamin Blankenship (Ruskin) of Santa Fe, NM., nephews Raphiel Benjamin, Jr. (Pam) of San Antonio, Tx. And Richard Benjamin (Serafina) of San Clemente, CA, as well as Jeanne’s children, Michael Freedman (Faye) of Covina, CA. And Sharon Matthews (Lowell) of Incline Village, NV. Boo will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.
Berger, Lee V. 1944 JC ~ 14-Oct-1985
Bernick, Frank M. 1944 JC ~ 23-Jun-2009  84, born on a farm in Stockton, Iowa, the son of Frank Robert and Agnes Cross Bernick, passed away on June 23, 2009. He was raised in Iowa City and was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and its Junior College. In 1944 he entered the Cavalry branch of the U.S. Army, serving largely in China followed by attachment to a Chinese Army unit charged with the repatriation to Japan of Japanese citizens in Formosa/ Taiwan where they had lived for over 50 years. Following his discharge from the Army, he attended the University of Iowa and then returned to the Army in its Counter Intelligence Corps where he served for 20 years. His assignments included San Francisco, Salzburg, Austria, Korea, Frankfurt (Germany) and Washington D.C. After he retired from military service in 1967, he worked for 15 years for the National Council of Senior Citizens in Washington D.C. A few years after his second retirement, he and his wife moved to Brandermill Woods Retirement Community where they lived for 16 years, between frequent trips all over the world. He met and married his wife, the former Joan Sanderson, in Austria in 1954. She survives him as do his three daughters, Susan Bernick of Seattle, Lea Ann Bernick and her partner, Julie Lavezzo, of San Francisco, and Carol Bernick and her husband, Mark Hackett of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren, Austin Shaff and Anna Shaff.
Blackwell, Wallace D. 1944 JC
Blair, Elisha Frank., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 28-May-2011 Age 89, passed away Saturday morning, May 28, 2011 at the vista-care Center at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. Mr. Blair was being treated for cancer. He was born October 24, 1922 in Ada, Oklahoma and moved to Roswell, New Mexico when he was 4 years old, the only son of E. Frank Blair and Gladys Barringer Blair, whose father was a prominent rancher in Oklahoma. Frank’s parents started the White House Grocery. He graduated from Roswell High School and spent two years at the New Mexico Military Institute. Frank served in the U.S. Navy Aviation Flight training program during WWII. He and June Sorrells, native Roswellian, were married in August 1944 in Chicago where he was stationed at that time. After the war, the Blairs lived in Roswell and had one son. Stephen Frank Blair, born Feb 9, 1949, grew up in Roswell and went on to become a nuclear pharmacist at the US Naval Hospital in San Diego. Frank’s son and parents preceded him in death. While living in Roswell, Frank worked for Prudential Life Insurance. He then opened the Blair Insurance Agency and eventually worked for the Sherwin Williams Company. While with Sherwin Williams, Frank was the top outside salesman in the United States. During this time, he also opened Sherwin Williams’ Las Cruces store. After the Air Force base in Roswell closed, the Blairs moved to Merced, California for June’s work as an Air Force Court Reporter and Executive Legal Secretary. Frank continued his retail sales management with Sherwin Williams as Store Manager in Modesto. He then enjoyed a successful career as a real estate broker in California, which he continued in Albuquerque when the Blairs returned to New Mexico. Frank was an active Mason for over 50 years (Roswell Lodge #18 A.F. & A.M.) and a life member of the Ballut Abyad Shriners. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating. The Blairs are members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Graveside services will be held at South Park Cemetery, Thursday morning June 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. The Reverend Herb Robbins (retired from St. Paul Episcopal Church, Artesia), the Blair’s nephew, will officiate. Frank is survived by his wife June, nieces Whitney Blair, Kelly Robbins, Lane Leadingham and nephew Dr. Chris Robinson.
Blair, Tom A., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 15-Mar-2008 completed his journey on this earth and went to his heavenly reunion on Saturday, March 15, 2008. He was born to Tom A. And Edna (Hammack) Blair on October 27, 1925 in Pueblo, CO. Tom graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in civil engineering. He served as an electrical engineer aboard ship in the Navy during World War II. Over the years, Tom was employed by nationally known contractors and participated in the building of a number of dams in the western United States. Eventually he returned to Socorro, NM where he owned and operated Riverview Sand and Gravel. He sold the business a number of years ago in order to have time to spend with his beloved wife and pursue his hobbies. Tom was an avid reader and great conversationalist. He loved people, and people loved him. He could be seen going to San Antonio, NM or Socorro everyday to buy the newspaper, go to the grocery store, and take advantage of visiting with friends along the way. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Baca Blair, of Socorro; his son, Tom A. Blair III, of Missouri; his daughter, Cindy Nee and husband, Joe, of Edgewood, NM; one sister, Frances Ball, of Avon, CT; and two nieces and one nephew, also of Connecticut. He will also be missed by Harold and Martha Baca, Shane Baca, Alice Baca Baxter, and his many friends.
Boatman, Elbert D. 1944 HS
Boaz, Z. Edgar 1944 JC
Boggess, William S. 1944 HS ~ 04-Mar-2015 Mr. Boggess was born February 15, 1927 at Kansas City, MO to Luke J. Boggess and Frances Elizabeth Flora. He was raised in Carthage, MO following death of his mother April 1928 until September 1942, then attending New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, later Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, MO then, serving voluntarily in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He received his bachelor’s engineering degree from Finley Engineering College, K.C., MO in December 1949. Work carried him to many states, and in 1960 settling in Johnson County, Kansas, moving to Naples, FL summer of 1984 where he enjoyed living for over 23 years, then fall 2006, moved to a retirement community www.shellpoint.org. Bill was never married and his immediate family preceded him in death: mother, step-mother Muriel Busboom (Haight) Boggess, step-sister Mrs. Joseph H. (Margaret) Busboom Miller, Carthage and brother Luke Jack Boggess, Portland, OR.
Boswell, Thornton H., III 1944 JC ~ 27-Aug-1998
Bracy, Jack B. 1944 HS ~ 15-Aug-2008
Bradley, Charles Gordon 1944 HS ~ 12-Jul-2000  74, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000.
Brody, Robert D. 1944 HS ~ 22-Feb-2013
Brown, Ted M. 1944 HS
Brown, Toulmin H. 1944 HS ~ 14-Feb-2008  Mr. Brown passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008, following a lengthy illness. He was the former vice president and director of The Times Publishing Co. Ltd, until it was sold to the Gannett Company in 1977. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Following his separation from the service, he became active with the Air Force Association (AFA) in 1966, involved with aerospace education, symposiums and the Aerospace Briefing Team, in this area. In 1967, Toulmin was elected president of the Shreveport Chapter of the Air Force Association, then, in 1968, he was elected president of the Ark-La-Tex Chapter No.159 and served in that capacity until 1971, when he was elected to the Louisiana AFA. In 1976, in Washington D.C. Mr. Brown was elected national vice- president of the South Central Region of the AFA. The region included Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. He was also elected to the board of advisors of the Air Force Association in 1974. He was instrumental in helping the AFA and The Shreveport Times in bringing the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants and the United States Army Field Band to this area. Toulmin H. Brown was truly a man of dignity and honor who served his readers and his country well. He will long be remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond G. And Esther Ewing Brown; his wife, Cynthia Parker Brown; son Walter Parker Brown; brother, Robert Ewing Brown. Left to cherish his memory are sons, Alexander Pike Brown and Toulmin H. Brown, Jr.; daughter-in-law and caregiver, Linda Tully Brown; brother, Edmond Brown; two grandchildren, Nicole Paxton Brown and Natalie Parker Brown; great-grandchildren, Sam Smith, Jonathan Parker Brown, Kaylea Nicole Pedron and Cameron Frank Pedron; sister in law, Dorothy Graham Brown; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Bryan, L. Randolph, III 1944 HS ~ 13-Oct-1996
Buffington, 2LT Ralph M. 1944 HS – Korea-Killed in action on 12 August 1950.
Bujac, James N., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 08-Aug-2001
Burn, Paris Russell, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 16-Nov-1998
Burnham, Richard H. 1944 JC ~ 18-Sep-2011 born November 26, 1924, passed away at the California Veterans Home in Barstow September 18, 2011. “Dick” was born in San Diego to Marston and Mary Maud Burnham. He grew up in Chula Vista, CA and graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps as an enlisted man in 1943, was commissioned as a flight officer in 1944 and flew as a bombardier during World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he started his college career. Before returning to California and completing his BA degree at Stanford in 1968, he worked in Phoenix building a TV station and worked in New York City at what he enjoyed the most, acting. In later years he returned to San Diego and established a small landscaping business and appeared in various amateur theatre productions. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marcelle, and second wife Audrey. He is survived by his sister Nancy Deacon of San Francisco, niece Lyn Hogan of San Francisco, nephew Mike Hogan of New Zealand, and stepsons David Weflen, of La Mesa, Erik Weflen of Solana Beach, and stepdaughters Heidi Keifer of Washington, DC, Petra Maher of Chula Vista, and Militza Elliott of Sallisaw, OK. Nine grandchildren will remember him as well to include Nathan, Samantha, Daniel, Aaron, Beth, Earl, Suzannah, Erik, and Jennie.
Burwell, Allan T. 1944 JC ~ 01-Jun-1981
Byrd, Judge Harl D. 1944 HS ~ 15-Feb-2013  passed away peacefully in his home on February 15, 2013. Born in Gallup, New Mexico on February 22, 1926, he graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and later served in the US Navy. Judge Byrd received his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico and was later appointed to the 1st Judicial Court by Gov. Bruce King. Harl was the house council for the Zia Corporation in Los Alamos, NM and also served as a County Commissioner where he was instrumental in having Los Alamos become an open community. In 1957 Judge Byrd joined the firm of Bigbee & Stephenson later becoming partner. He also was a partner with Campbell, Byrd, & Black. Judge Byrd concluded his distinguished career as a Special Master to the Federal Court of Judge Mechem and was appointed Judge Pro Tem to the Pecos River judication. Judge Byrd left behind his loving wife of 63 years, Corona Byrd children Shawn and Fred Brennan, Virginia Byrd and husband Donn Wiese, Adam and Denice Byrd, James and Tracy Byrd, Mary and Bruce Gordon, and Daniel Byrd. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Campbell, Robert L. 1944 HS ~ 31-Jul-2009
Carlton, Richard J. 1944 JC
Carson, 2ndLt John S., USMC 1944 JC ~ 03-Sep-1950 – Korea-Killed in action on 3 September 1950. Second Lieutenant Carson was a member of Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade.
Carson, William J. 1944 JC ~ 06-Jan-2007 went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. He was the son of Ira M. And Wilma West Carson. He was born May 27, 1925. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma; one son, William J. “Billy” Jr., and his wife, Cathy; one daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Buddy Baldridge of Jayton, Texas; six grandchildren, Julie and Greg Lawford of Portage, Miss., Haley and Rodney Najar of San Antonio, Texas, Amanda and Jason Green of Denton, Texas, Barbi and Nate Sprinkle of Waco, Texas, Brook and Justin Culbertson of Jonesboro, GA, and B.J. and Jessica Baldridge of Abilene, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, Abbey and Haley Lawford, Chelsey Najar, Brienna, Noah, Kira and Micah Sprinkle, and Cali, Carson and Katie Culbertson; two sisters, Crystelle Childress and Eloise Clegg; one sister-in-law, Nola Morgan and adopted brother Ralph E. Simon, six nieces and five nephews. Bill grew up in Ozona, graduating from high school in 1942, attending New Mexico Military Institute. He was drafted September 1, 1943. He became a member of the 29th Infantry and landed on Omaha Beach in the third wave on D-day, fighting in four major battles and one too many night patrols. As sole survivor of the last, he was sent behind the lines with other battle-fatigued men to Paris. There, the 75th Military Patrol was formed of the front line battlefield veterans. Bill became an M.P., serving in Fontainbleu and Rheims, France. Just before V-E Day, they received orders to escort a company of Army nurses to Burma, shipping out from Marseilles when V-E Day was declared. They crossed the Atlantic, went through the Panama Canal, and survived a typhoon in the Pacific before V-J Day was declared. Orders were received to put into port in the Philippine Islands. They finally received orders to be shipped home Jan. 31, 1946. He was discharged Feb. 4, 1946. He returned to ranching in Val Verde and Crockett counties. He married on November 8, 1946. One year was enjoyed before the drought of the 1950s began. He purchased an old truck and trucked feed for other ranchers while he ground sotol to feed his stock and raised pigs on the free feed. He bought a home in Ozona in 1952 so his children could attend school there. He became active in civic affairs when the family moved to town in 1954. He was a member of the first volunteer fire department, charter member of the lion’s Club, became a Mason and became a member of the school board, serving as president from 1961 to 1969. He helped with the building of the airfield and flew the doctor and medical supplies to Sanderson when they had their big flood. He was an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, flying many search and medical missions to Fort Worth and Houston. He served 20 years as a special deputy for the Crockett County sheriff’s Department. A man of many interests, he loved flying, hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and roping, and enjoyed traveling with his family in the States, Mexico, Canada and Alaska. He also farmed and ranched in Burnet County during the time his family was in school. In the fall of 1969 as chairman of the board of a life insurance company, he was appointed to replace their retiring president. He served seven years, resigned in 1976, and returned to the Val Verde ranch. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozona. As a youth he attended Paisano Baptist Encampment in Alpine, he became member of the board of directors in 1980 and served as treasurer for many years until he realized he must retire. He was diagnosed suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in the fall of 1999. Since that time he has served as a Director Emeritus of Paisano. Pallbearers are his grandsons.
Carter, Anderson 1944 HS ~ 13-Oct-2000
Carter, Powhatan, Jr. 1944 JC
Carter, Ray S., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 05-Jun-2004 , 78, a longtime Albuquerque Pharmacist, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2004. He is survived by his sons, Alan Carter and wife, Inez of Aztec, NM and Ray S. “Sol” Carter, III and wife, Elaine of Blackfoot, ID; daughters, Rebecca Broome of Albuquerque and Barbara Cole and husband, DeWayne of Stanley, NM; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren; stepchildren, Mike Goodwin, Cyndi Goodwin, and Alyson Kite and husband, Lindsey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann F. Davalos Carter in March 1997. Ray was born in Quinlan, TX on October 17, 1925 to Ray S. Carter Sr. and Florence A. Greene. They moved to Artesia, NM in 1936 and he graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1943. Ray served in the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 1955 and moved to Albuquerque where he opened Carter Drugs on Rio Grande Blvd. From 1967 to 1987 he worked for Skaggs Family Pharmacy and then Smith’s Pharmacy from 1987 until retiring in 1990. He continued to work part time as a relief pharmacist until 2002. He was a past member of the BPOE, VFW and American Legion. 
Cason, Charles P. 1944 JC ~ 17-Jun-1998
Chambers, Ray H. 1944 HS ~ 18-Jun-2001
Champ, George H. 1944 JC ~ 11-May-2015 beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on May 11, 2015, at Logan Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Herb was born on Nov. 18, 1924, in Logan, Utah, to Frederick Percival and Frances Winton Champ. He attended Logan City Schools and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, before serving in the infantry during WWII. Despite being ineligible for military service, he volunteered for the infantry. He saw combat during the Battle of the Bulge, where he evaded capture after a German advance, permanently suffering frostbite in the process. He later participated in the liberation of Norway. After the war Herb returned to Logan to attend Utah State University, where he earned a degree in commerce in 1949. Herb remained a lifelong Aggie, always supporting the business school and athletics programs, and remaining a loyal fan of the football and basketball teams. He was a member of the Old Main Society, received USU’s Distinguished Service Award and its College of Business Distinguished Executive Award, and was a Life Member of the USU Partners Program. Several days before his 90th birthday, Herb and Helen were awarded USU’s Spirit of Old Main Award for lifetime dedication to the university. After graduation from USU, Herb began his career at the Boise, Idaho branch of Champ family-owned Utah Mortgage Loan Corporation (UMLC). It was during this time that he met and fell in love with Helen Mae Adams, whom he married in 1952. Herb and Helen returned to Logan in 1957. He became company manager two years later and then CEO in 1965. Herb then oversaw the sale of UMLC to First Security Corporation in 1967. Herb had such an established reputation for leadership that First Security was only interested in the sale if Herb would stay on as CEO, a position he held until his retirement in 1983. Herb was proud of his family heritage and successfully continued its legacy of professional success, charitable giving of talent and money, and great care and respect for all others. Herb knew that UMLC’s success relied on its employees and treated them with respect, dignity and compassion. His former employees love to tell his grandchildren what a great boss he was. Herb loved serving others, especially by volunteering on the boards of numerous charitable organizations and assisting them to success. Among these he was particularly devoted to the Sunshine Terrace Foundation and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Herb was passionate about Sunshine Terrace after his mother spent several years there, where she received exceptional care. Herb later served as director of the foundation. St. John’s originally brought the Champ family to Logan, and Herb’s support of the church honored that tradition. Herb was also a longtime member of the Bluebird Coffee Club, past president of the Logan Rotary Club, past president of Logan Golf and Country Club, and a past Master of Harmony Lodge of the Masonic order. After his retirement Herb devoted himself to his family and community. He traveled with his children, adventuring to all corners of the globe, such as Tibet and the Soviet Union. He also traveled with the USU athletic teams as far as Japan – twice! Herb loved spending time with his five grandchildren, teaching them chess and golf and showing them the wider world with trips to New York and Washington, D.C. He and Helen spent winters in Palm Desert, California, where they went out to lunch daily, Herb played golf, and they were visited by their family. In the last years of his life, Herb loved to go for car rides. The day before he was admitted to the hospital, he went for three. One of his last gestures was seeing one of his drivers and looking at his watch to see if it was time to go for a ride. Herb was always a pleasure to be around, and everyone loved seeing his big, infectious smile. He was a Cache Valley icon and will be missed by all. Herb is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Tere Champ-Major, husband Rick Major, their children, Charles and Nicholas; and his son, George F. Champ and children Adam, Katie, and Sarah. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Champ Nielsen and brother Frederick Winton Champ.
Chancellor, C. William, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 20-Oct-1998 
Chancellor, J. Harold 1944 HS ~ 20-Aug-2008  passed away to the Lord on August 20, 2008, at the Hill Top Village Retirement Home in Kerrville, Texas.He was born on September 14, 1925, in Boynton, Oklahoma, to Mr. And Mrs. C. W. Chancellor, Sr.He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Joseph served in the United States Army during World War II and received an appointment to West Point.On September 30, 1960, he married Laura Kay Zettl. He is survived by his brothers and sister: R.E. Chancellor of Butte, Montana, Phyllis Ann Nelson of Kerrville, J. Camden Chancellor of Midland and R. S. Chancellor of Tubac, Arizona.
Clark, Gordon D. 1944 JC ~ 07-Jan-2001 74, died Sunday at home. Born in Iowa Park, Texas, he lived in Princeton since 1994. Mr. Clark was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a geologist and independent oil operator and owned Clark & Clark in Ardmore, Okla. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury. He is survived by his wife, Joyce C. Tucker; two daughters, Rebecca Faulk of Houston and Sarah Clark of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; two stepsons, Dana mcbryde of Colorado Springs and Andrew Tucker of Larchmont, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Hilary Koppel of Tulsa, Okla., and Katherine Tucker of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.
Clark, H. Jackson 1944 JC
Closson, Thomas C., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 21-Jul-2007 born February 28, 1926 died unexpectedly July 21, 2007 at St. Vincent’s Hospital of acute leukemia. Tom is the last member of a long time prominent Santa Fe family that dates back to New Mexico Territorial Days. His grandfather was a U.S. Marshall and later owned a livery stable at the corner of Don Gaspar and Alameda St. That later became the first car dealership in Santa Fe in 1909, known as Closson & Closson Garage. Tommy was educated in Santa Fe schools and attended Prep school in California. He then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1944. After his return from service in the Air Force in World War II he attended The University of New Mexico and then became a partner with his father in the car dealership and Standard Oil Company Gasoline Distributorship. He also served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Automobile Association. He was an active member of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, also on the Board of Directors for the United Fund, and was a founding member of the Santa Fe Exchange Club. Tom was a charter member of the Santa Fe Country Club and served as it’s president in 1956 and 1957. Tommy loved his Country, his State and Santa Fe. He continued his military career by joining the New Mexico National Guard in 1968 and retired from a distinguished career as a Colonel in 1980. He was promoted to the honorary rank of Lieutenant General by the State of New Mexico in honor of his contributions to the State and the National Guard. Tommy also served the State of New Mexico as the Civil Defense State Training and Education Officer as well as the Disaster Assistance Program Manager. He retired in 1992 and continued his love of golf until the day he entered the hospital. Tommy is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Marge; and two daughters, Sydney Landreneau and husband, Bill of Littleton, CO, and Valarie Closson Burke and husband, Peter; and granddaughter, Colleen Burke of Albuquerque.
Cohen, Robert M. 1944 HS ~ 01-Aug-1970
Coleman, Robert H. 1944 HS
Compton, James G. 1944 HS ~ 14-July-2019 passed away on July 14, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born in Boise, Idaho on August 2, 1926 to Michael and Mariane Compton. He grew up in Boise, Idaho and attended Longfellow School, North Junior High, and three years at Boise High, His senior year was completed at New Mexico Military Institute in 1944.After graduation he enlisted in the Navy, and was stationed in the pacific. He served the Navy for two years after which he settled in Seattle, Washington and pursued a career as a haberdasher. He worked for Brooks Brothers for most of those years. Upon retirement he returned to Boise and enjoyed spending summers at the family cabin in McCall, Idaho. He was very fond of all his nieces and nephews and the gatherings of their families.As a teenager Jim started riding lessons at Jacobs Riding academy in Boise. Horses and riding became his greatest passion and continued for the rest of his life. He owned many horses over the years and greatly enjoyed training, and showing horses. Jim was also passionate about music.He regularly attended the Boise Philharmonic concerts as well as singing in choirs in Seattle and in Boise at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. He was a believer in music and worship.Jim was proceeded in death by his father, Michael Compton, his mother, Mariane Compton and his companion, Dick Bidlake. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Kessler, brothers Glenn Compton and J Roger Compton (Annette), ten nieces and nephews, 19 great nieces and nephews.
Connelly, James A., III 1944 HS
Corn, William E. 1944 HS ~ 08-Mar-2001
Cox, COL Carlisle B., Jr., USA (Ret) 1944 HS ~ 20-Aug-2008 82, of Crystal River, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at the Life Care Center of Ocala. He was born on May 14, 1926, in Fort Riley, Kansas to Carlisle Sr. and Louise Crawford. He retired after 34 years of military service and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1950, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Anne Cox, a son, Carlisle B. Cox III and a daughter, Judith Cox. He is survived by his son, John Cox (Eldi) of Miami, FL, daughter in law Robin Cox of Harker Heights, TX, 2 sisters, Virginia Louise Moore of Chicago, IL, and Ursula Anne Cox of Canton, GA, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Colonel Cox shared his undivided devotion to his cherished wife, Nancy, his children, grandchildren and friends in such a way that all who knew him wish to celebrate the very special life he led. Friends and neighbors are asked to join the family in bidding farewell to a beloved father, grandfather, and friend.
Creamer, Joseph K., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 17-Feb-2004
Crow, LTC Allan Boone, USAR (Ret) 1944 JC ~ 31-Dec-1998
Crow, Harry H., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 17-Jun-2002
Cruise, Edgar A., Jr. 1944 HS
Cummins, LTC Billy J., USA (Ret) 1942 HS-1944 JC ~ 04-Dec-2003 , 78, of Springfield, passed away Thursday morning in Cox South. Billy Jean was born in Tonkawa, Okla., and was a retired career military, serving in the United States Army for 30 years. He and his family traveled extensively with the military, returning to Springfield in 1968. He later retired after 20 years of service from the Missouri employment service. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1942 and then from the New Mexico Military Institute Jr. College in 1944 and later attended Texas A & M and SMSU. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the American Legion, Military Officers Association of America and Calvary Officers Association. He and Katherine Elizabeth Ridenour were united in marriage on Jan. 22, 1948. To this union four children were born. Together they were privileged to share 55 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willoughby Randolph and Julia Ida Ward Cummins, and one brother, Bob Cummins on Oct. 20, 2003. He is survived by his wife, K. Elizabeth of the home; and two daughters and a sonin-law, Cindy and Charles Rodgers, and Margaret Cummins, all of Springfield; and two sons and daughters-inlaw, Billy Jon and Patricia Cummins of Lake Orian, Mich., and Charles M. and Victoria Cummins of Springfield; 12 grandchildren, Katherine, Michael and Julia Cummins, Monica Rodgers, Rachael and Sara Cummins, Jackie Rodgers, Louie Rouselle, Jean Paul Rouselle, and Kayla, Kathleen and Jonathan Cummins; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim Cummins of Walnut Grove, Alvin Roger and Harriet Cummins of Republic, and Betty Cummins of Willard, Mo. 
Curtis, James L., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 14-Aug-2012  Jim was born April 12, 1926 to James L. Curtis, Sr. and Margaret Fair Curtis. Jim passed away August 14, 2012. Jim attended Saguache schools for 10 years. The last two years of high school he went to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Upon graduation from NMMI, Jim joined the Navy. Jim served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. Returning from the Navy, Jim enrolled in college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where he graduated with a degree in Animal Science. Jim married Margaret Reynolds (Peggy) in 1952. Jim has ranched in the Saguache area as a fourth generation Curtis. Jim is survived by his wife Peggy and two children James L. Curtis, III (Jay) of Saguache and Anne (Ed) Nielsen of Saguache and two grandchildren Scott and Stan Nielsen.
Davidson, G. Aubrey, III 1944 HS
Dillman, Robert J. 1944 JC
Dillon, Wallace M., Jr. 1944 JC
Dow, James L. “Les” 19420 HS-1944 JC ~ 12-Dec-2011 , 86, passed peacefully into his eternal life and to join beloved wife, Betty Jo Marshall Dow, on Dec. 12, 2011. He was born to Robert C. and Jesamine H. Dow on Jan. 18, 1925, in Carlsbad, N.M., at Mrs. George Frederick’s nursing home on 204 Alameda St. Les was named after his grandfather, James Leslie Dow, who served concurrently with Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett as one of Eddy County’s first sheriffs. Les graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in 1942, attended West Point and went on to join the Army Air Corps, flying for the Navy in Kansas City, Mo., in 1944, where he learned to fly and was an instructor pilot. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Les attended and graduated from college in 1946 at University of Maryland, located in College Park, Md. While attending University of Maryland, he met, fell madly in love with and married his bride of 65 years, Betty Jo Marshall. Betty Jo preceded him in life passing on May 17, 2011. Les passed six months later, not wishing to miss a Christmas with Mom û they were married on Christmas Eve 1947 and never missed a Christmas together for 65 years. In 1949, Les graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., as did his father (Robert C. Dow) and his uncle (Hiram Dow). After graduating law school, Les opened his law office in April 1949 in Carlsbad, upstairs in the Short Office Building and continuously practiced law for 43 years, with many of those years in partnership with Charles Feezer, in Dow & Feezer P.A. During his years in practice, he served as Eddy County Justice of the Peace (1950-1954), Carlsbad City Attorney (1954-1964), and President of the New Mexico Bar Association (1987-1989). He also served as President of the Eddy County Horseman’s Association and President of Riverside Country Club as well as serving more than 30 years as Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Carlsbad. In 1992, he retired from the practice of law and moved to Ruidoso, NM. In 2005, Les and Betty Jo moved to Preston Place Senior Living in Dallas, Texas, to be near family. Most of all, Les was a gentleman cowboy at heart and a skilled horseman, raising many quarter-horses and thoroughbreds during the years. His favorite cowboy hat was the symbolic turquoise Stetson he wore when riding with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse at the World Hemisphere in 1963. His early formative years were spent on his family’s ranches (Netherland Ranch near Pinon, NM, and the X/Bar Ranch above Carlsbad) where he learned the life and skills of a cowboy. Les returned yearly to the Netherland Ranch with his hunting buddies, calling themselves the “Sacramento Mountain Game Protective Assn” (S.M.G.P.A.). Les is survived by his three children: BG Mark C. Dow, USANG (Ret) 1969 HS-1971 JC of Albuquerque, NM, James L. “Jim” Dow, II 1973 HS-1975 JC of Dallas, Texas, and Carol Dow Ford of Ovilla, Texas; and seven grandchildren: Clinton Dow 2004 HS, Chris Dow, Meg Ford, Elliott Taylor Ford 2005 HS-2007 JC, Brian Ford, Patricia Dow Garza and Jamie Dow.
Earle, Jeff 1944 JC
Edwards, George M., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 01-Aug-1979
Egbert, Harry C. 1944 HS ~ 12-Mar-1992
Elliott, Frank O. 1944 JC
Emerson, Gerald S. 1944 HS ~ 04-Mar-2009
Engler, Tommy E. 1944 HS ~ 01-Jan-1995
Ewing, Robert H., III 1944 HS ~ 28-May-2009 June 29, 1926-May 28, 2009 Mr. Ewing, 82, of San Marcos, died May 28.
Ewing, Tilford A., Jr. 1944 JC
Falconer, Don W. 1944 JC ~ 07-Dec-2000
Fassett, Charles H. 1944 JC ~ 18-Jul-2010 86 of Chandler, AZ, passed away on July 18, 2010.
Fitch, Dr. Edward A. 1944 JC
Flegel, Earl C., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 29-Oct-1990
Foutz, H. Munro 1944 HS
Franklin, George B., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 12-Aug-2006
Fredrickson, Edward Dale, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 25-Jun-2015 of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Dale had a long and wonderful life and was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Dale and Louise Rathfeston Fredrickson, Sr. wife, Bonnie Jean French Fredrickson & stepdaughter, Linda Lloyd-Davies Terry. Dale is survived by his wife of 39 years, Martha Louise Picken Fredrickson. His son, Jeffrey Dale (Kathy) Fredrickson, their children, Jeffrey Lee (Tammy) their children, Ethan Montgomery, Katelyn Grace, Joshua Dale (Betsy), Christian, JD, Jr., and Jessa Jewell. His son Edward Mark (Joette) Fredrickson, their children, Matthew Lawrence and Bonnie Fredrickson (Lewis) Shadwick , their children, Lillie Ann and Ava Leigh. Linda’s sons, Trevor (Melissa) Boyer, their children, Brandi, Matthew and Cornelia and also Linda’s son, Christopher (Princess) Boyer and their children, Acquene, Jason, Tanner and Cora. Dale graduated from New Mexico Military Institute at the beginning of WWII and during the War he served as an officer in the Philippines. After returning from the War he married Bonnie Jean French. They were married 28 years and had two sons Jeff & Mark. He graduated from the University of California at Berkley with a Master’s Degree in Business and he also played on the basketball team. Dale had a long and successful career in the Life Insurance Business in both California and Alabama. He retired as a Vice President of Liberty National Life Insurance Co., Birmingham. Dale and Martha retired to Gulf Breeze, FL in 1985. He was an avid golfer, loved boating and fishing and both he & Martha enjoyed traveling extensively they were both active members of the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church.
Galbraith, Vernon H. 1944 HS ~ 10-Feb-2017 Friday, February 10th, 2017 beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend, died peacefully in Mount Vernon, Washington at the age of 90. Vernon was born in Bellingham to Hugh & Pauline Galbraith. Vernon spent his youth hunting and fishing with his family in the acme area. He skied at Mount Baker at a young age when there was just a single rope tow. At age 16, Vernon took a trunk of his belongings and a train ride to New Mexico where he completed the last two years of high school at the New Mexico military institute. Along with learning to play polo, Vernon developed a love for aviation, acquired his pilot’s license at age 17, and went on to serve the country in the US navy as a tail gunner in a PBM. Upon his return home, Vernon attended western Washington college to pursue an engineering degree, but left midway through to help his father with Galbraith bros logging co which he would eventually run with his brothers Alvin and Jim. Vernon married the love of his life, Patricia Williams in 1947 and they remained in acme until the logging operation took them to Darrington, WA. Vernon wore many hats while he was living in Darrington including being in charge of the Timberbowl, serving on the board for the Arlington bank and being a founding director of the Hi Lead Loggers Association. Vernon returned to his interest in engineering in the 70’s and eventually became president of Rothenbuhler engineering in Sedro Woolley. In addition, Vernon went on to establish a restaurant serving one of his favorite foods; Broasted chicken. He ran Jeremiah’s with his oldest son, Hugh, all while serving as president of Rothenbuhler’s and his local rotary club. Upon retirement, Vernon pursued his love for carpentry and completed his dream home at Lake Cavanaugh, Washington where he and his family have enjoyed their summers for nearly 50 years. At age 77, Vernon began a new project with his daughter, Stephanie, building a log home at Lake Cavanaugh. Vernon was always full of life. An avid snow skier and water skier, he spent many weekends teaching his family and friends how to ski. At age 74, Vernon met a group of 4 and 5-year-old children at Steven’s Pass weekly to teach skiing. Toward the end of the season, we would often see Vernon trailing the kids and shouting “hey you kids you need to stay out of the woods”. Of course, he would always end the run with a smile on his face and boast of their incredible ability to ski through the trees. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Pauline Galbraith, and brother’s Alvin and Jim Galbraith. He is survived by his beautiful wife Patricia (Williams) Galbraith of Darrington, his sister Mary Lea Johnson, and his children – Hugh (Chris) of Sedro Woolley, Dwight (Margaret) of oak harbor, Brett (Jude) of Darrington and Stephanie of Snohomish, along with his six grandchildren – chad, Angela, Andrew, Elizabeth, Addison and Caden and four great grandchildren.
Garrison, D. Collis, Jr. 1944 HS
Gartner, David B. 1944 JC
Gibbs, Edward C. 1944 HS
Gilmore, Carell E. 1944 HS ~ 23-Mar-2006
Gleichmann, Theodore V. 1944 JC ~ 24-Nov-1975
Googe, James T., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 15-Jul-1956
Gore, Robert M. 1944 HS
Green, James Robert 1944 JC ~ 22-Dec-2009 James Robert “Bob” Green died at his home on the Green Ranch located between Breckenridge and Albany, Texas, on December 22, 2009. Bob was born 85 years ago. He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 61 years, three children including Nancy Kate Hargrove and husband Joe of Shreveport, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A published author, Mr. Green wrote Okinawa Odyssey in 2004, a memoir of his participation in the battle of Okinawa for which he received both silver and bronze stars for his heroism as a 20-year old tank commander. He received many honors during his lifetime, including the 2007 Charles Goodnight Award in Ft. Worth for excellence in ranching heritage. Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement: “Texas lost a great man and a dear Texan with the passing of Bob Green. A consummate rancher who epitomized the essence of West Texas, Bob stood tall in his community and his industry with quiet grace and a profound respect for humanity and the environment. From his honorable military service to his love of history and talent for storytelling, Bob lived his life to the fullest and will be forever remembered by all who knew him. Shackelford County’s loss is shared across Texas. Anita and I send our deepest condolences to his wife Nancy and his entire family”.
Greer, Charles R. 1944 JC ~ 16-Mar-2010 84, passed away in Scottsdale, AZ on March 16, 2010. Born April 30, 1925. He was a lifetime resident of Santa Fe, working in various enterprises most recently Greer Enterprises, Inc., until his retirement in 1993. Charles was the last surviving grandchild of Nathan Salmon and child of E. John and Salome Greer, who built and operated motion picture theaters in Santa Fe, most notably the Lensic Theater. The theater’s name was a result of a contest using the surnames of Mr. Salmon’s grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and lifelong partner, Gene; sisters: Sara Greer, Mary Irene Soldow, Lila Koury; brothers: E. John Greer, Jr. And Nathan Greer, each of whose names were included with Charles’ in naming the LENSIC. Charles is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends in Santa Fe and Rio Verde, Arizona where he and Gene spent much time as avid golfers.
Griffith, Gordon M., Jr. 1944 HS
Grubbs, PVT David Edgar, USA 1944 JC ~ 16-Dec-1944 – WWII-Killed in action in Germany as part of a rescue party on 16 December 1944.
Haggart, John Gilman 1944 HS ~ 26-Jun-1993
Hammond, Kenneth J. 1944 HS ~ 01-Nov-1988
Hanks, Hamp H., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 11-Apr-2007 Hamp died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at his home in Ruston. He was born in Corsicana, Texas, on Aug. 6, 1925, reared in Powell, Texas, and earned degrees from New Mexico Military Institute and Louisiana Tech University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. His professional career as a road contractor spanned many years and included serving as a member of the board of trustees of T.L. James and Co. and as president of his own company, H.H. Hanks and Co. Hamp’s “”esprit de corps”” translated into a robust and colorful lifestyle which he shared with family and friends all of his life. He loved life and lived it with enthusiasm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamp Hansford Hanks Sr. and Lucy Richardson Hanks; and sister-in-law, Laura James Hunt. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline James Hanks; and four children, Dr. Lewis H. Hanks 1970 JC, William R. “Bill” Hanks 1973 JC and wife Lynn, James B. “Buck” Hanks 1974 JC and wife Martha, and Tracey Hanks; grandchildren, Hansford, Whitney, Cannon, Gaines and Shelby Soyars Hanks; brother, Daniel “Doc” Hanks and wife Debbie and daughter Mandy; and brother-in-law, A.T. Hunt Jr. and his sons, Trott and Jimmy Hunt and their wives and families. 
Hardin, John T. 1944 JC ~ 02-Apr-2016 90, of San Marcos, formerly of Austwell, died Saturday April 2, 2016. Jack was born in Alexandria, LA, on July 18, 1925 to the late Lorraine G. and Bess L. Tiffany Hardin. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a 1949 graduate of the University of Texas. He was retired from farming in Refugio and Jackson counties. Jack is survived by his wife Barbara LeClare Dyer Hardin, son John D. Hardin, daughters Mary A. Hardin and Catherine A. Escobar, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Hardy, Richard K. 1944 HS
Harris, John T. 1944 HS
Haughton, PFC Henry Stanford, USA 1944 HS ~ 02-Apr-1945  WWII-Killed in action near Au River, Germany on 2 April 1945.
Hayes, Everett P., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 29-Sep-2000
Hayes, James F. 1944 JC ~ 23-Jun-1998
Henry, Paul Downer, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 01-Sep-1976
Henry, William Sylvester, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 22-Jul-1999
Hill, Frederick James 1944 HS ~ 11-Jun-2000 passed away June 11, 2000, at his residence.
Hill, Dr. Robert Douglass 1944 JC ~ 15-Oct-2014 age 89 of Seguin, passed away on Oct. 15, 2014. Bob was born on June 20, 1925, in Fort Worth Texas to Christopher and Amelia (Bowen) Hill. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He attended Medical School at Tulane University. He loved caring for children and was a Pediatrician. He enjoyed wood carving and playing tennis. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marian Artzt. He is survived by his loving wife Penny; daughters, Elizabeth Ann, Catherine, Amy and Lorey; sons, Stephen and Shaun; nephews, Timothy and Jamey and Joe, Chris and Robert Worrall.
Hindi, Basheer 1944 HS ~ 28-Apr-1998
Hinshaw, Charles Keith 1944 JC
Hobbs, LCDR William Louis, Jr., USN (Ret) 1944 HS ~ 31-Mar-2008 81, of Carrizozo. He passed away Monday, March 31, in Ruidoso. He was born July 25, 1926 at Globe, Arizona. Commander Hobbs was a retired naval officer. He served his country for thirty years from World War II throught the Vietnam War, where he was awarded a bronze star. He moved to Lincoln County in the early 1980’s from Livermore, California. He is survived by seven children and fourteen grandchildren in California. His family greatly appreciates the kindness of his friends and neighbors in Carrizozo and the exceptional care he received from the dedicated staff of Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso.
Hoehn, French Gentry 1944 HS ~ 12-Jun-2002
Hoffmann, William Hilton 1944 JC
Hord, Herschel Frank 1944 HS ~ 26-Feb-1997
Howard, John Hamilton 1944 HS ~ 09-Jul-1997
Hudson, Glendall Max 1944 JC ~ 12-Apr-2001
Hueter, John Mangels 1944 JC
Humphreys, PVT Willard John, USMCR 1944 HS ~ 06-Mar-1945  – WWII-Killed in action – died of wounds received in action in Iwo Jima on 6 March 1945.
Hussmann, Harry L., III 1944 JC ~ 17-Apr-1999
Ikard, William Goebel, II 1944 HS ~ 01-Feb-2013  was born in Anthony, New Mexico on July 16, 1926. Bill graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Naval Academy. He was a Naval Officer with special qualifications as a deep sea diver, scuba swimmer, bomb and mine disposal specialist and was an early member of the United States Navy Underwater Demolition Team. The predecessor of today’s Navy Seals. After serving on active duty for over 5 years, Bill returned to the Upper Valley and took over the operation of the family farm, El Rancho Dulce at Mesquite, New Mexico. In addition to owning and managing the farm, he was President and Board Member of the Mesilla Valley Cotton Gin, Chairman and President of the SUPIMA Cotton Association, and later had a successful career as a Commercial Real Estate Broker. For many decades, Bill was a loyal and involved member of the Episcopal Church. He served as many times as Junior and Senior Warden and Vestry Member at St. Luke’s in La Union, a Delegate to the Diocese of the Rio Grande for 25 years, and was a delegate to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church for 30 years. He was elected and served on the Executive Council of the National Episcopal Church as well as serving on the National Council of churches and The International Council of Churches. He is currently a member of St. Clement’s Anglican Church. In serving his community, Bill was also a Chairman of the Dona Anna Republican Party, served as a Delegate to the GOP National Convention and ran twice as a Candidate for the New Mexico State Senate. Beginning in grade school and throughout his high school and college years Bill was always a sports enthusiast. He lettered in football, basketball and track at NMMI and at the Naval Academy. He later served as a high school and college football and basketball referee for 34 years. Golf was Bill’s sports passion! He was President at the Anthony Country Club, President of the International Seniors Amateur Golf Society (ISAGS) for 3 years, ISAGS Board Member for 13 years, and a member of the American Seniors Golf Association.. Bill was the Founder and Host of The Los Coyotes Viejos Golf Tournament, an international senior partnership golf invitational tournament held at the Santa Teresa Club from 1980 to 2011. Annually, Bill’s golfing friends from all over the world came to enjoy golf, fellowship and the great October weather in El Paso. Players came to the Los Viejos Coyotes tournament from all over the United States, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Portugal, England, Finland and Mexico. Bill acquired many honors as a golfer. He was a Anthony Country Club Champion and an Anthony Invitational Champion. He became a member of the Sun Country Amateur Team when they played the Professional Members of the American Seniors Golf Association (ASGA). He also played in the World Seniors Golf Association (WSGA) Championship Flight for 15 years. Some of his many golf championships include the Anthony Country Club, the New Mexico Seniors Champion (3 times) , Low Amateur Governors Cup, Mexican Senior Champion, Mexican International Senior Champion (3 times), Naval Academy Alumni Champion (3 times), Champion Sanctuary Cove in Australia, Mich A. Gander Tournament, Moroccan Hassan II Golf Tourney and five time Champion of his Los Coyotes Viejos Tournament. Bill was elected to the El Paso Golf Hall of Fame in 2001. Bill is survived by his loving and devoted partner of 21 years, Alda Durrill, El Paso; her children, Darren Durrill of Austin and Kimberly Coyne, West Palm Beach, Florida and their families; Bill’s daughter, Demetra Allene Ikard Pender; son-in-law, Robert C. Pender, Round Rock, Texas; and many loving relatives in the Feuille, Hoover, Ikard and Salopek families.
Ingles, Robert Lloyd 1944 JC ~ 01-Dec-1984
Iverson, Alvin Martin, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 24-Dec-2002
Jaggers, Theodore Edward 1944 JC ~ 07-Jan-2003
Jahraus, Joseph Richard, II 1944 JC ~ 30-Nov-2015 died Monday, November 30, 2015, at the age of 90. A Laguna Beach era is rapidly coming to a close. An era when Richard’s step-mom would tell him to go to Fisherman’s Cove (Boat Canyon) to get a couple of abalones off the rocks because they were having guests for dinner. An era in which Richard went quail hunting and “accidently” shot one of Mr. Pine’s (Pine Castle) goats, where Von’s Pavillions market is located. An era when Richard and his friends could play tag football on Coast Hwy. Richard’s grandparents, Elmer & Henrieta Jahraus, Father Joe and Aunt Pauline arrived in Laguna in 1902. Elmer made cigars and became the largest realtor. From the very beginning the Jahraus Family was involved in the community. Elmer was President of the Chamber of Commerce, on the boards of the Laguna Beach Art Association and School Board. Elmer also wrote and acted in some of the earlier plays that were performed in Laguna Beach. As a realtor, Elmer helped save the land for Heisler Park from development. Richard’s father Joe, in 1914 started the Laguna Beach Lumber Company. Joe was actively involved in the community. He was on the first Water Board and first City Council. Joe also served on the School Board and Chamber of Commerce. Joe met his future wife, Susan Vennum, when delivering a Western Union Telegram to her. The Lumber Company was one of the few places that had a phone and all telegrams went by phone to the Lumberyard. Joe & Susan married in 1923 and Richard was born March 30, 1925. Richard only attended Laguna Beach High School through his sophomore year. Because he was such a fun loving boy and not paying attention to his studies Richard was sent at the age of 15 to New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, for his junior and senior years of high school and first year of college. Richard left the New Mexico Military Institute to enter the Army Air Corp in World War II . After the war Richard decided to continue his education at Santa Barbara College. He majored in business administration and minored in political science. Richard met the love of his life, Beverly Claire, at college and were married September 7, 1947. Richard and Beverly’s first son Joe (Joey) was born on July 7, 1948. College days behind them Richard, Beverly and son Joey journeyed back to Laguna. Richard worked fulltime at Laguna Beach Lumber and took over managing the Company when his father died in 1969. Richard retired from Laguna Beach Lumber Company on April 18, 1984. Richard like his father, Joe and grandfather, Elmer served on civic boards and served in community organizations and clubs. He served on the Laguna Beach Water Board for 38 years and was president for 25 of those years. He also served on the City Planning Commission, Toastmasters Club, Lions Club, Rotary Club , Little League coach and board member, Boys Club Board, Chamber of Commerce and Festival of Arts Board. Richard was honored as citizen of the year of the 1978 Patriots’ Day Parade. Richard loved the ocean, camping, fishing, playing golf and bridge, and like to cut minerals. Richard body surfed, dory surfed, free dived, sailed and fished the ocean. Richard went on many camping trips with family and friends, throughout the Western States, including places like the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Owens Valley and Lake Mojave. Richard and his wife Beverly went on many road trips and played golf everywhere. They traveled extensively to many places such as Kenya, Egypt, London, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the South Pacific, New Zealand and Peru. I bet if you asked him, he would say some of his most wild adventures were in his RV with his male friends and their many trips to Beatty, Nevada. Richard’s wife, Beverly, of 63 years died in 2010. He is survived by his children: sons, Joe and Jeff; daughter, Jenny; daughters-in-law, Susan and Linda; three grandchildren, Molly Giliotti, Sally and William; and two great grandchildren, Max and Jack Giliotti. Richard had a wonderful visit with Max and Jack last summer.
Johnson, Emmett McKee, Jr. 1944 HS
Johnson, Miers Cornelius, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 08-Oct-2013
Johnson, Stanley Warren 1944 HS
Jones, SFC Paul H., USA (Ret) 1944 HS ~ 05-Nov-2012 I am a Veteran. (September 7, 1926 – November 5, 2012) Paul H. Jones, 86, of Glencoe died peacefully at home Monday, Nov. 5. He was the loving husband of Nellie Ruth Jones for 59 years. Paul was born in Glencoe in 1926, attended school at Stetson, Carrizozo, Ancho, and NMMI. He was wounded in 1951 in Korea and was discharged from the Army. He was a lifelong rancher and respected cowman. He loved ranching and was a good neighbor to people in the Ruidoso Valley. He was recognized in 1969 when he received the first NM. Range Management Award. He was named Farmer of the Year in 1992 by the Hondo District Soil Conservation Service. He also served on the Hondo SCS for four years and on the Lincoln County FHA Board for five years. Paul also served 16 years as representative from the Ruidoso District to the Lincoln National Forest Permitted Advisory Board; he served as chairman for ten of those years. Paul and Nellie have been active members of the Episcopal Church in Lincoln County and attend services at St. Anne’s Chapel in Glencoe. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Nellie Ruth; three daughters: Annelle and husband Curry Reynolds, Debbie and husband Stan Thomas, and Cathy Jones. Bonus son: Johnny Hale and wife Carol. Four grandchildren: Jim Paul Whipple and wife Martha, Ben Sanchez and wife Kate, Jo Marie Sanchez, and Lindsey Thomas. Great grandchildren: Tylee and Kacee Whipple and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Ola, stepfather Elliot Jones, and brother, Tom. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Dan Lucas and wife Phyllis.
Jones, Ray Rodney, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 20-Aug-2008
Jones, William Franklin 1944 JC ~ 01-Mar-1987
Joy, Charles Turner, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 19-Jun-2006
Justice, Robert Clair 1944 JC
Kahn, Kenneth Allen 1944 HS ~ 18-Oct-2016  was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 26, 1926 and passed away October 18, 2016. He moved to Boulder at the age of four when his parents opened Kahns Ladies Wear, which was a fixture on Pearl Street for more than fifty years. He attended Boulder High School and then graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1949 and from the University of Colorado Medical School in 1953. His post-graduate training was at Detroit Receiving Hospital, the University of Minnesota and Stanford University. At the completion of his medical studies he married Californian Diana Zimmerman. The couple then moved to Boulder in 1959 where he joined his friend Dr. John Farrington in a practice of internal medicine that emphasized both quality of care and participation in programs to improve the delivery of medical care by evaluating and improving the ability of physicians to care for their patients. Believing in constant improvement, the two doctors challenged each other to be better physicians by conducting peer reviews of each other. Together they not only shared their knowledge with each other, they were actively involved in mentoring and teaching medical students. They modeled efficient and effective patient care while providing improved quality with impeccable ethics. Dr. Kahn retired from private practice after twenty-two years. He built upon the foundation established in his medical practice during the second phase of his career and actively sought to be part of the solution as the field of medicine was redefined. He worked at the state and national level to develop programs to improve the quality of care patients received through evaluation of physicians’ performance and correcting identified deficiencies. This led to the formation of the Colorado Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP) program that continues to function as a nationwide model for physician education programs. He was also instrumental in developing standards to improve conditions for patients requiring long-term care. Committed to improving physician communication and doctor-patient relationships, Dr. Kahn taught and presented workshops throughout the nation. Working with the Colorado Medical Society (CMS) he was the leader in developing the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), which became a statewide organization to develop standards of excellence in patient care. Dr. Kahn later served as president of both of these organizations. He brought these same skills to the national level in the development of a professional review organization. Dr. Kahn was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha at the University of Colorado, the American Medical Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. While being a Fellow of the American College of Physicians he received the Laureate Award from the Colorado chapter in 1990. In 2001 the University of Colorado School of Medicine Alumni presented him with the Silver and Gold Award honoring his professional achievement and community service. Once he retired, Ken pursued his interest in history as an active participant in the CU senior audit program and championed several philanthropic efforts in Boulder and beyond. He assisted with the design and implementation of a scholarship program to reward medical students for their development of initiatives supporting underserved communities in Colorado. He was then a member of the selection committee that reviewed the projects and determined the recipients of financial awards. Ken and Diana created an endowment for the College of Arts and Sciences at CU. He remained engaged and active in the community and numerous personal interests, which demonstrated the important tenets of his value system: education, the medical profession and philanthropy. Reflecting on his career, when asked which of his many accomplishments gave him the greatest sense of pride, he replied, “I’m just proud that I tried.” Ken lived his life exemplifying a philosophy important to him: live, love, learn and leave a legacy. He was preceded in death by his parents Marcella and Albert Kahn and his brother Fred. He is survived by his wife Diana, daughter Beverly Gray (Tim) and children Evan and Lindsay Gray, son Michael Kahn (Becky) and their sons Drake and Connor Olson. In concert with his strong belief in the value of education and ongoing learning Dr. Kahn has donated his body to the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Kane, Jr., George Voorhees 1944 JC ~ 22-Jan-2018 passed away peacefully on Monday, the 22nd of January 2018, at the age of 92. He is survived by his dearly beloved wife of 67 years, Alafair Benbow (who he affectionately referred to as “Rainbow”). He is also survived by daughters Jennifer Kane Hensley and husband Tom, Lida Kane Arendale and husband Bruce and son George V. Kane III and wife Susanna. He had nine grandchildren: Alafair Arendale Hotze (Bruce), Katie Arendale Kampfer (Trey), Avery Hollan Arendale, Thomas Barron Hensley (Katie), George Brian Hensley, Emily Hollan Hensley, George Harrison Kane, Walker Hollan Kane, and Denman Lawrence Kane. George was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Henry Hotze and Lida Beth Hotze. His brother, Kinney Kane with his wife Tyra of Comfort, Texas survives him along with his two children and their three children as well as his sister, Virginia Ryan from Lake Oswego Oregon, with her three daughters and their families. George was born on the 7th of June 1925, in Houston, to George V. Kane, Sr. and Carrie Mae Kinney Kane. He attended Houston public schools and graduated from Lamar Senior High School. He attended his first year of college at New Mexico Military Institute where he was elected to the National Honor Society and awarded “Best New Cadet” in his troop. He then enlisted in the Navy B-12 Program, attended Rice Institute, The U.S. Navy Midshipman School at Notre Dame, and served as an engineering officer on the USS Admiral W.S. Benson transport ship in the South Pacific. He ultimately earned an engineering degree from Rice in 1948 where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi, a national honorary engineering fraternity. He spent three years at Kelly Manufacturing Co. as a production control engineer and later, with his father, established an insurance brokerage firm entitled George V. Kane, & Co. He ultimately became Vice-Chairman of AON Corporation and finally retired in 1991. He was a loyal employer and always took time to help those around him that needed a lift. He was a member of the Houston Country Club, a former director of the Houston Association of Insurance Agents, former Legislative Chairman of the Texas Association of Insurance Agents, former vestryman at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, and former director of River Oaks and Compass Banks. George always handled himself as a gentleman. He was kind, loyal, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a great appreciation for music and loved to sing, dance, and play the guitar, drums and harmonica. He felt the closest to God in the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing throughout his life, creating many fond memories with his family and friends. He also loved taking his children horseback riding at the farm in Waller County and water skiing on Lake Conroe. The family would most graciously like to acknowledge sincere appreciation for such wonderful caregivers as Keidra Ames, Tesia Pierre Barr, Ofelia Herrera, Pat Lipscomb, Alicia Pena, and the late Margaret Green, all of whom we could not have done without, as well as Dr. John Eichelberger and Dr. Suzanne Lasek for their loving care. Lastly, to Jency and Stan, thank you.
Kaplan, Joel David 1944 HS ~ 15-Jun-1988
Kellam, Edward Richard, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 01-Oct-1984
Kelly, Benjamin Franklin, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 18-Apr-2000  passed away April 18, 2000 at the Lincoln County Medical Center. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on May 13, 1924, and graduated from Roswell High School in 1943. Ben attended the New Mexico Institute before joining the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served with distinction as a B-24 bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946. Upon return to the States he enrolled at the University of New Mexico where he played football and basketball. In 1953 he married Pat Thompson and thereafter raised a family in Roswell where Ben worked for the Southwestern Portland Cement Company. Upon retirement in 1985, he moved to Ruidoso and pursued his great love of tennis on the local courts and also was a Mason and a member of the Elks Lodge. Ben is survived by his wife, Pat of Ruidoso; son, West Kelly of Tampa, FL; daughter, Lacy Kelly Ullmann of Navarre, FL; sister, Adele Trewitt of Laguna Hills, CA; brother, Jack Kelly of Katy, TX; and grandson, Tyler Benjamin Ullmann.
Kelly, Forest Levan 1944 JC ~ 18-Jan-2015 Levan Kelly, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, Elder, rancher, business partner, patriot and friend completed a fabulous life on this earth January 18, 2015, at age 90.Born at home in Bristow, Oklahoma as the second of five sons to Albert Kelly and Dorcas Burnam Tracy (Kelly) on October 21, 1924, Levan was reared by successful parents, Albert (a farmer/businessman/banker) and Dorcas (a nurse). He attended Bristow Public Schools and graduated from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1942. Conscripted into the U. S. Army after graduation, he completed officer training, was assigned as an officer in the Pacific theatre in World War II, and was discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1946, at war-end. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1948 with a degree in finance, at which time he returned to Bristow to begin his career, managing a Kelly family cotton gin business. Quickly, he, along with his mother and four brothers, formed Kelly Brothers, a business trust, which he managed for most of his life. Starting as a small ranching and land development business, eventually Kelly Brothers grew to include three large cattle ranches with extensive real estate holdings. It continues as a successful business today. Other business responsibilities included long terms as a member of the Boards of Directors of SpiritBank, the successor to the American National Bank in Bristow, and the Citizens State Bank in Okemah.Levan and Betty Ross McMillan were married in 1950 and shared 65 years together. They had three children, Melinda Kelly Mercer (married to Melville M. Mercer, Jr., MD), Forest Bradford “Brad” Kelly, and the late Susan Kelly Fesperman (married to Raymond Lynn Fesperman). Grandchildren include Kelly Ross Mercer (married to Shelly Bowles Mercer), Logan Rogers Mercer, and Payton Daltar Fesperman (with Jared Hamilton Lyon).Levan was a long-time member and Elder of the Bristow Presbyterian Church. Later, he became an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa.Levan was a Rotarian since 1949. He served as President of the Bristow Rotary Club in 1955-1956 and as a Rotary District Governor in 1967-1968. Other service included: the Bristow City Council; President of the Bristow Public Schools Board of Education; Vice President of the Bristow Chamber of Commerce; President and Director of the Bristow Memorial Hospital Foundation; Vice President and Director of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association; Director and President of the Bristow United Fund; Committeeman of the Oklahoma Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service; Vice President of the Little Deep Fork Watershed Association; member of the Tulsa Farm Club; member of the Oklahoma Heritage Association; member of the Bristow Elks Club; Founding Director of the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts in Bristow; past Board of Directors member for the Salvation Army; member of the American Legion and Founding Member of the Board of Directors for the Inverness Continuing Care Retirement Community in Tulsa. He was a Boy Scout and attended the First Scout National Jamboree in 1937. Awards include an induction into the Bristow Education Foundation Hall of Fame and being honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.In addition to the family previously mentioned, Levan was preceded in death by: Albert Charles Kelly (brother); Oliver Tracy Kelly 1944 HS-1946 JC (brother); Susan Kelly Fesperman (daughter); and his parents. Living family members include: Betty Ross McMillan Kelly (wife); brothers, William Royce Kelly and Allison Asbury Kelly; sister-in-law, Polly Kelly; nephews, Albert “Kell” Kelly, Jr., Peter Kelly, Trevor Kelly, Matthew Kelly; nieces, Faith Kelly Clune, Hope Kelly Dobias, Joy Kelly, Amy Kelly Schueler, Sarah Kelly Combs, and Tabitha Kelly Cornell, and their respective husbands/wives/ children/significant others.
Kelsay, William Charles 1944 JC
Kelso, Thurman Milford 1944 JC ~ 01-Jun-1978
Kerr, Robert Samuel, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 28-Jan-2004 , known to Oklahomans as ‘Mister Water,’ died January 28, 2004. Born October 25, 1926, in Ada, Oklahoma, Bob was the oldest of four children born to Robert S. Kerr and Grayce Breene Kerr. Personal philanthropy and a career of service to his state and its people are his legacies. Bob was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He served his country in the Merchant Marine Cadet Corps and as an officer in the U.S. Army Field Artillery in Japan and Korea. Known throughout the state as ‘Mister Water,’ Bob, as president of The Water Development Foundation of Oklahoma, campaigned for the Central Oklahoma Project, a plan that originally envisioned navigation up the Deep Fork River as well as fresh water for the growing central Oklahoma counties. Arcadia Lake and McGee Creek Reservoir, key elements of the plan, were built and are supplying municipal and industrial water for Edmond and the Oklahoma City area today. As President of Oklahoma Water, Inc., Bob pressed for the development of a statewide water development plan. Phase I of the plan, covering the state’s southern 33 counties, was completed in 1975, and Phase II was released in 1980. As a trustee of The Kerr Foundation, Inc. since its inception in 1963 and as its CEO and President, Bob was responsible for more than $27 million in grants for innovative projects in education, health, cultural activities, human services and the arts. His list of civic, state and national affiliations and offices is long and impressive: Boards of Trustees, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma Foundation, University of Oklahoma Board of Visitors and Oklahoma United Methodist Church Foundation; Board of Directors, Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce; member, the National Academy of Public Administration; director, The Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget; Advisory Board Member, the Salvation Army; member, The Committee of 100; member, the President’s Air Quality Advisory Board; Advisory Board, Oklahoma Community Food Bank and the National Trust for Public Lands. Bob’s support for education over the years has meant both personal and foundation philanthropy for numerous Oklahoma schools and colleges. His support for cultural activities and the arts can be seen at the Oklahoma City Art Museum, the Omniplex, Red Earth and the Lyric Theatre. Bob’s many honors include the Oklahoma City University Distinguished Service Award, election to the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame and recognition as an Oklahoma Living Treasure for Tomorrow. In November, 2003, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. His business affiliations included serving as an officer or board member of the Kerr-McGee Corporation; OG&E; Fidelity Bank, Oklahoma City; Farmers and Merchants Bank and Trust Company, Tulsa; and as president of Kerr Aviation Services. As an attorney, Bob was a senior partner of the firm of Kerr, Irvine, Rhodes and Ables. He was a member of the American, Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bob is survived by his wife, Lou, of Oklahoma City and seven children and their spouses: Robert S. Kerr, III, Sharon L. Kerr, Cody T. Kerr and Lisa Pitts, William R. Kerr and Brenda Knott, Laura K. Ogle and husband, David, all of Oklahoma City; Steven S. Kerr and wife, Beth of Edmond; Valerie K. Hart and husband, Dan of Spokane, Washington; 9 grandchildren, Sam Kerr, Kiersten Kerr, Katie Kerr, James Kerr, Wilson Kerr, Mary Grayce Hart, Elizabeth Hart, Taylor Ogle and Jackson Ogle; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two brothers, William G. Kerr of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Breene M. Kerr of Easton, Maryland and a sister, Kay Adair of Oklahoma City. 
Kilburn, Chabot 1944 HS ~ 18-Apr-1996
Kilburn, Harvey Maher, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 02-Nov-2001
Kilburn, R. Stanley 1944 HS ~ 30-Aug-2010 passed away peacefully Monday, August 30th, 2010 at his home in Woodlake, CA, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Bud was born in Santa Monica in 1927 to Grace (Smart) and Harvey Maher Kilburn and lived in Southern California for most of his early life. He attended both the New Mexico Military Institute in New Mexico and Stanford University before joining the Navy during WWII. He moved to Woodlake in the late 1940’s to help manage the Sentinel Butte Ranch. It was here where, at the counter of the Woodlake Drugstore, he met the love of his life, Betty, in 1950. So began a love affair that lasted over 60 years and continues to this day. Bud worked for the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District as a hydrographer for over 35 years. He was also an avid photographer, woodworker, bird lover and teller of tall tales. No immediate funeral services will be held; rather a Celebration of Life for Bud is being planned in the near future; please check the Caring Bridge site listed above for details. Bud leaves his wife, Betty, daughters Ann and Lisa, son David and granddaughter Kelly as well as sons-in-law, David Perez and Jim Maino, to carry on in his name along with all those who either laughed at his jokes, had a picture or two snapped by him or who just sat and shot the bull with him for awhile.
Kindel, George W. 1944 JC
King, Dr. Frank Henry Haviland 1944 JC ~ 22-Dec-2012  86, died in Roswell following a short illness on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Frank, who was a New Mexico Military Institute alumnus, returned to Roswell in 1989 as visiting professor at the Institute. He held degrees from Stanford University and the University of Oxford, where he was a member of Exeter College, and an honorary fellow at Merton College. Frank’s area of scholarly expertise was the economic and monetary history of Southeast Asia, especially China. During Frank’s professional career he worked for the World Bank, taught economics at the University of Kansas, and served as the founding Director of the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Frank was born in Orpington, England on January 11, 1926, the son of Frank H. and Mabel “Olga” (Opie) King. He spent his first twelve years in England before moving with his parents to Dallas, Texas where his father was a bureau chief for the Associated Press. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute, where he became Editor of the school paper, the Pup Tent and later served in the Army as a press and liaison officer in China. Frank was an accomplished and persistent world traveler. He turned down an early career opportunity in Roswell as a travel agent, preferring to travel himself and then to help his family to follow in his footsteps. As a young man, he crossed the Sahara in a jeep and hiked across the Pyrenees. In England, he was an inveterate walker who hiked the traditional rights of way that crisscross the landscape. In his later years, he traveled frequently to England and Hong Kong to revisit former haunts and see friends and colleagues. Frank’s academic life was centered in the University of Oxford from which he held B.A, M.A., D.Phil., and Doctor of Letters degrees, and the University of Hong Kong. He and his family frequently spent time in Oxford, and they were based for twenty years in Hong Kong. As Director of the Centre of Asian Studies, Frank guided and Contributed to a variety of multi-disciplinary projects on Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. His own magnum opus was a four- volume, commissioned history of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (now a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc.). In May 2012, Frank was invited to become a Distinguished Institute Fellow in the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in recognition of his contributions to the University of Hong Kong. In addition to his academic work, Frank was a passionate devotee of the theater, classical music and opera. His trips to England always included many nights watching plays and attending concerts. He was particularly enthusiastic about Shakespeare. Not only did he love the plays for their insights into human nature, but he was also fascinated by the history of the performance of these plays and the different ways they could be interpreted and staged. Frank suffered through most of his life from ankylosing spondylitis, a severe arthritic condition of the spine. This never slowed him down, but may have contributed to the pneumonia and heart conditions that emerged in his final weeks. Frank was predeceased by his beloved wife, Catherine, and his youngest son, Peter. He is survived by two sons, Roger, who teaches philosophy at the University of Maine, and David, a translator and writer who lives with multiple sclerosis in Oxford, Mississippi; three daughters in law, Laurie Hicks of Maine, Chiarella Esposito of Oxford, Mississippi, and Levke King of Brussels, Belgium; and four grandchildren, Vincent and Esther of Brussels, and Angela and Tony of Oxford.
King, Samuel Rice 1944 JC ~ 29-Aug-2004 was born in El Paso on Nov. 14, 1924 to Katharine Piercy Edmunds King and Col. Albert Ady King. Sam attended Austin High, where he proudly played football in his freshman and sophomore years. He later transferred to the New Mexico Military Institute where he made life long friends. During World War II Sam served in Europe as an officer with a Tank Destroyer Battalion and later was with the Army of Occupation. Sam graduated from the University of Mines at El Paso in 1950. He served as a Student Body Vice President and was a member of APO, the engineering society. Sam retired from the U.S. Army in 1968. He taught math at Coronado and El Paso High Schools and was active in the Upper Valley Optimist Club. As an Optimist, he was an early supporter of youth soccer in El Paso. He is survived by his wife, Barbara King of Mankato, KS; son, Samuel Rhys King, and wife, Laura of Round Rock, TX; daughter, Ellen King Rice, and husband Cliff, of Olympia, WA; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 
Klein, Otto G., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 02-Nov-2003
Kumlein, Wade “Bud” 1944 JC ~ 18-Jul-2017 passed away in Bozeman, Montana, on July 18, 2017, of natural causes. Bud was 92 and a resident at Spring Creek Inn. Born in Elgin, Illinois, on Nov. 12, 1924, to LL and Fern Kumlien, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Lamoreaux) Kumlien; his parents, Fern and LL; and sister, Ellen (Kumlien) Larson. Bud is survived by his three children, son, David (Karyn) Kumlien of Bozeman; daughters, Chris (Terry) Syme of Bozeman and Nancy (Dave) Garry of Aloha, Oregon. Bud was a proud Grandpa and Great Grandpa! His six grandchildren are Kristopher (Andrea) Kumlien of Bozeman, U.S. Army CPT Kevin (Danelle) Kumlien of Durham, North Carolina, Rebecca Syme of Bozeman, Dr. Maggie (Benny Rizkallah) Syme of Manhattan, Kansas, Vanessa Garry of Portland, Oregon and U.S. Army Staff SGT Matthew Garry of Honolulu, Hawaii. His seven great-grandchildren are Bailey (9), Kinzie (5), and Karder Wade (2) Kumlien of Bozeman; Kaiya (4), Kailey (2) and Kaisley (2) Kumlien of Durham, North Carolina, and Lucy Christine Rizkallah (5months!) of Manhattan, Kansas. Bud grew up in Dundee, Illinois, where his father, LL, worked for D Hill Nursery Company. A self-described “bit of a troublemaker”, Bud was shipped off to attend military school at New Mexico Military Institute “to help build his character!” After two years at NMMI, he returned home to Dundee to find his friends had gone to fight in World War II . So, Bud joined the Army Air Corps and trained to fly B-25’s. He loved to fly, and he could tell stories about his B-25 training till the cows came home! Finishing his training about the time the war ended, he was discharged and returned to work in the Kumlien Nursery which his Dad had started in Janesville, Wisconsin. Bud attended Ohio State University to study landscape design and later transferred to and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in landscape architecture. It was in Janesville that Bud met the love of his life, Margaret Anne Lamoreaux. They were introduced one summer evening at the home of a mutual acquaintance. Bud summoned the courage to ask Margaret to a dance, and they began dating. The relationship blossomed, and they were married in Janesville on July 17, 1948. Bud continued to run Kumlien Nursery, and he and Margaret raised their three children in their home located on the Kumlien Nursery property. In the early 1960s, Bud and Margaret designed and Bud built a new family home at 153 Hillside Court. Margaret loved to entertain in her new home. They had a group of good friends, and they delighted in hosting parties. Music was always an integral part of these events with Mom playing the piano, Dad the trombone, and their friends joining in. In 1950, Bud had helped his father-in-law, Ed Lamoreaux, build a cabin on Big Lake near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. During the summers, Margaret and the children would spend several weeks at the beautiful Big Lake cabin, and on the weekends, Bud would make the nearly 300 mile round trip from Janesville. He enjoyed his time at the cabin with his family going fishing, swimming, and pitching horseshoes. One year, he bought a water ski boat, and the family took up water skiing. Daughter, Chris, really took to the sport and became a nationally ranked water ski jumper, and a member of the Rock Aqua Jays, a nationally renowned precision water skiing club that operated on the Rock River near Janesville. Bud enjoyed golfing, too, he and Margaret were active golfing members of Janesville Country Club, and later at the Riverside CC, and Valley View Golf Club in Bozeman. In the mid-60’s, Bud sold Kumlien Nursery and took a job as the Assistant Director of the Department of Architecture and Planning at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Bud oversaw dramatic growth in the U of Wisconsin system, and was responsible for 13 U of Wisconsin campuses. His boss, Bert Anderson, said that “I hired Bud for his remarkable people skills and his ability to talk about and clearly and concisely present our many U of W projects to the Building Commission, the Legislature, and the Governor’s office!” Bert said “Bud was adept at explaining the concepts and the needs of the campus projects and shaking the necessary funding out of the plum tree!”While he enjoyed the U of W job, the 100 mile-per-day commute from Janesville to Madison was tiring. Following graduation from college, his son, Dave, had moved to Montana, and Bud visited him in Bozeman and enjoyed the town and its amenities, especially the fly fishing for trout! Bud found an ad for a job in the physical plant at Montana State University, applied, interviewed, and was offered the job. He successfully used negotiating ability to talk his somewhat reluctant Margaret into the move from Janesville, her home town. Bud loved his job and his workmates at MSU, and he loved Bozeman. He and Margaret, who grew to like Bozeman, too, made many great new Bozeman friends. Daughters, Nancy and Chris, moved to Bozeman, met their future husbands, and were both married in Bozeman. After Bud retired from MSU, he worked for Dave in his Bozeman fly fishing shop, Montana Troutfitters. “Dad’s enthusiasm for fly fishing was infectious, and he was a great asset in the fly shop”, says son, Dave. Bud was a good husband, a fine father, and friend to many. For the past few years, Dementia had steadily overtaken him and robbed him of his short-term memory, and it became increasingly difficult for him to have conversations. As a great talker and story-teller, it was, at times, quite frustrating for him. Still, right up to the end, Bud always had a quick smile and a solid hand shake or hug for his family and friends. God bless you Dad! We know you’re under the Lord’s wings, you are re-united with Mom and your loved ones, you have a new body, and experience no more sorrow, no more pain. We love you!
Lacy, Jerry Holcomb 1944 JC
Landers, Jeffrey Bone, Jr. 1944 HS
Larkin, Jefferson Moyes 1944 JC ~ 01-Mar-1999
Larson, Gordon Davis 1944 JC ~ 15-Dec-2013 of Plantation Estates, Matthews, NC, died December 15, 2013, at the age of 89. A celebration of life will be held at Plantation Estates in Matthews at a later date. Mr. Larson was born September 30, 1924, in Albuquerque, NM, to the late George H. Larson and Annie Lee Larson. A brother, Jack Ferris Larson, preceded him in death. Mr. Larson was a WW II veteran who served in the PT Boat Service in the North Atlantic and Pacific. He attended the University of New Mexico, graduating in electrical engineering. He also studied at several universities, the Navy and at employer-sponsored schools in the U.S. and Europe. He retired in Charlotte after a 33-year career with IBM that included varied assignments in the West and division headquarters in New York. He held various management positions, including Director of Planning for Systems Development and Director of Special Engineering for IBM World Trade Corp. in Paris, France. He was a lifetime member of Masons Temple Lodge No. 6 in Albuquerque. In college, he was a member of Sigma Tau honorary engineering society, and he was an honorary life member of North Carolina Lutheran Men. He was an avid golfer and past member of Cedarwood Country Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and water sports, and he played various musical instruments and had a beautiful singing voice. His favorite getaway for many years was their house on Lake Norman. After retirement, he was an active volunteer with United Way, Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte, Senior Center of Charlotte, Health Systems Agency, CPCC and Christ Lutheran Church. He was past president of the Shepherd’s Center, the church council and Plantation Estates Residents Association. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Edith Louise Larson; son Richard Gordon Larson and his wife Katie of Richland, WA, and grandchildren Kyle of Richland, WA, and Jenna of Seattle, WA; son Timothy Sturgis Larson of Mooresville, NC; daughter Karla Louise Prescott of Tampa, FL; niece Barbara M. Hopper of Scottsdale, AZ; and nephew John Madison of Santa Ana, CA.
Lawson, William MacDonald 1944 HS ~ 03-Jan-2004
Lechner, Charles Stanley, Jr. 1944 HS
Lee, PVT John Wesley, Jr., USA 1944 HS ~ 31-Jan-1945  – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 31 January 1945.
Leff, Marvin Dave 1944 JC ~ 06-Nov-2012 87, of Denver, formerly of Cheyenne, died Nov. 6. He was born Jan. 17, 1925. Mr. Leff was the husband of Shirley Leff; father of Karen (Bill) Cole, Linda (Steve) Goldstein and Michael (Hollis Russinof) Leff; brother of the late Leonard Leff and the late Jerry Leff; and grandfather of Daniel Goldstein, Lynsey Goldstein, Mackenzie Cole, Billy Cole, Sophie Leff, Emma Leff, Ben Cole and the late Curtis Cole.
Leonard, Robert Joseph 1944 JC ~ 05-May-2015 90, of Roswell, NM passed away at his home on May 5, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Los Angeles, California on May 25, 1924, the eldest child of Harry and Mable Leonard. Raised in Roswell, Joe attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute. Following graduation in 1942, he attended one year of junior college at NMMI before the vast majority of his class was inducted into the US Army. He enrolled in Office Candidate School in 1943 at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. After graduating from OCS, he was called to active duty in 1944 and served in the Philippines as a First Lieutenant in the military police. On August 26, 1944, prior to going overseas, he married his childhood sweetheart, Marion Madison, in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Joe was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in the Air Force Reserves from 1950 – 1955. He, along with his NMMI classmates, were honored at a special ceremony in 1984 during which they received their Junior College degrees. Following his Army discharge, Joe attended Colorado School of Mines studying geology and engineering. Never a fan of cold weather, Joe transferred to The University of New Mexico and graduated with a degree in geology in 1950. After graduation, he and Marion returned to Roswell to raise their four children. Joe became President of Leonard Oil Company and pursued an active career as an independent oil and gas operator in Southeast New Mexico. While pursuing his career in the oil and gas business, he became involved in golf, flying, bird hunting with his sons and traveling with Marion. Joe also got involved in politics, was elected as a Republican Representative to the New Mexico Legislature in 1962 and launched an unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor during the Goldwater debacle of 1964. He was very active in civic and professional organizations, having served as President and Director of The Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Charter Director of The Security National Bank of Roswell, Director of The Independent Petroleum Association of America and President of the New Mexico Landmen’s Association. He was also very involved with St. Andrews Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry and teaching Sunday School. Joe and his two brothers, Pat and Tim, sold Leonard Oil Company to Tenneco in 1965, and Joe continued in the oil business until the time of his death. In the mid-1960’s Joe and Marion moved to La Jolla, California and then to Tucson, Arizona to address Marion’s health issues. For many years he devoted himself to her care and comfort. They returned to Roswell in the late 1980’s. Marion passed away on October 29, 1999 after a long struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Joe married Jody Smith in 2006. They enjoyed their time together immensely. They also enjoyed time spent with family and friends and taking wonderful trips around Canada, the United States and abroad. Joe was a wonderful husband and father who set a fine example for his children and all who knew him with his honesty, integrity, kindness and generosity. He was a talented conversationalist and story teller with a warm smile and wonderful sense of humor. He possessed a great deal of gratitude for his life and all he had, especially his family and friends, and he exhibited a great deal of generosity and compassion for those less fortunate. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Marion; his son, Steve and his brothers, Pat and Tim. He is survived by his wife, Jody; his son Kelly and wife, Kathy of Midland; his son, Dan and wife, Elizabeth of Midland and his daughter, Lisa of Boulder, Colorado. Papa Joe, as he was affectionately known, is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family would like to express special thanks to Jody for her outstanding and loving care of Joe during his last years.
Lilly, Jack Powell 1944 JC ~ 01-May-1980
Lovelady, Harold M. 1944 HS
Luck, Alvin Addison, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 17-Mar-1987
Lupton, James Bradshaw “Jim” 1944 JC ~ 17-Apr-2008 Age 82. April 17, 2008. He was born in Denver, Colorado and served in the Navy in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Carol. He is survived by son, Bradshaw B. Lupton, Jr.; daughter, Martha Leary; grandsons, Shaw Lupton III, Michael and Zachary Leary.
Lusk, Joe Fenton 1944 JC ~ 03-Nov-2003
Lyon, John Aspen 1944 JC
MacLean, Don Edwin 1944 JC ~ 21-Aug-2008 84, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at his residence.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy MacLean of Fredericksburg; children Dorothy Ulcak of Jourdanton, Diana Ramirez of Stonewall, Donald MacLean, Jr. And Dawn Boedeker, both of San Antonio, and Della Meyer and Denise Carey, both of Fredericksburg.
Maisel, Seymour L. “Bud” 1944 JC ~ 18-Apr-2008 83, a life long resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2008. He was born June 2, 1924 to the late Maurice and Cyma Mennin Maisel. He served in the Army during World War II where he received a Purple Heart. Upon his return, Bud married the love of his life, the former Jacqueline A. Kranzthor, on May 2, 1948. He was an owner of Maisel’s Indian Trading Post that his father founded in 1923. He and his wife later founded The Toy Tree. He came out of retirement and began a third career in real estate, finally retiring at the age of 80. Bud will always be remembered as a terrific husband, father, and grandfather with a good sense of humor and a green thumb. His family was very important to him. Bud was a former president of the Shrine Band and played the French horn. He was an artist and had performed in many musicals and plays. Bud was also an avid fisherman, hunter, and photographer. He played the Shofar for Congregation Albert for 32 years. Bud was an officer in many civic organizations. He was an active member in the University Hospital Service League He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline; his children, Kathy Goldenberg and her husband Paul, Albuquerque, Dr. Susan Maisel and her husband Frank Miroff, Indianapolis, IN, Terry Haas and her husband Dr. Mark Haas, Albuquerque, (Rick) Maurice Maisel, Albuquerque, Amy Sherrer and her husband Dr. Larry Sherrer, Hawaii; 10 grandchildren, Cara Lefkowitz and her husband Scott, Dr. David Goldenberg, Lisa Oliphant Berry and her husband John; Dr. Zachary Haas and his wife Melissa, Cezanne Elias and her husband Khoury, Dylann Haas, Chantay Sherrer, Kyle Sherrer, Elli Sherrer, and Sophia Sherrer; great grandchildren, Nathan and Ava Lefkowitz, Matthew Berry, and one on the way; a sister-in-law, Terry Liebman; nieces, Clara Ressler, Sandy Dunn and Shelley Dyleski; nephews, Norman Maisel and Skip Maisel; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Malone, Charles F. 1944 JC ~ 10-Sep-1999
Maloof, George 1944 JC ~ 14-May-2013
Marsalis, Don S., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 31-Dec-2008 84, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Ross Clopton officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Don was born July 14, 1924, in Shreveport, La., to Dr. Don and Kate Marsalis. He and his family moved to Amarillo when he was 6 weeks old. He graduated from Amarillo High School. Don attended New Mexico Military Institute and then went directly to flight training in the Navy until the end of World War II. After WWII, he attended Tulane University and graduated from West Texas State. He began working for Amarillo National Bank and then became a stock broker for Kidder/Peabody until retirement. He had continued to consult for Prospera Financial Services and was still an active bank courier. Don had also owned Cigs 4 U. He married Jim Ann Farley on March 15, 1980, in Amarillo. Survivors include his wife, Jim Ann Marsalis; five sons, Don S. Marsalis III of Amarillo, David S. Marsalis of Plano, Danny S. Marsalis and Jay Berry, both of Irving, and Jim Thornton and wife Cathy of Houston; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Marshall, Samuel H. 1944 HS ~ 27-Nov-2001
Mason, Marshall L., Jr. 1944 HS
Matzinger, John R. 1944 HS ~ 15-Feb-2009
Mayfield, Bobby M. 1944 JC ~ 18-Nov-2011  aviator, farmer and cowboy, legislator, businessman, and lawyer, died peacefully Nov. 18, 2011, at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces. He was 87. Mr. Mayfield was born in 1924 at his familyæs farmhouse located on what is now North Valley Drive. A 1942 graduate of Las Cruces Union High School, Mayfield attended New Mexico Military Institute before joining the Army Air Corps in 1943. He flew B-24s out of southern Italy in the European Theater in World War II. While awaiting re-assignment to the Pacific War Theater, Capt. Mayfield married Mary Ann Lee, on June 8, 1945. He served in the 97th Bomber Wing from 1945 to 1953, during which time he flew B-29s and B-50s. He was a member of the original select crews of A-Bomb carrying wing of the Strategic Air Command under Gen. Curtis Lemay. In 1951, Bobby piloted a B-50 from England to El Paso in a 26-hour flight, then the record for greatest distance without in-flight refueling. After resigning his Air Force commission in 1953, Mayfield and his family moved to begin farming life in the Mesilla Valley. He simultaneously pursued and received his Bachelor of Arts and masteræs degree in economics from New Mexico State University. As the Mayfield farming operation grew, and as Bobby began ranching operations in northern New Mexico, he also was elected to the New Mexico Legislature from 1961 through 1968. In the Legislature, he served as chairman of the Taxation and Revenue Committee and as chairman of the joint Legislative Finance Committee. Rep. Mayfield was instrumental in adoption of a plan that fundamentally changed and modernized taxation, administration and spending in New Mexico State government. In 1968, Bobby and Mary Ann sold their farming operations in southern New Mexico and moved to Albuquerque so that he could enter University of New Mexico School of Law at the age of 45. After graduation in 1972, he practiced law in Albuquerque for a short while before returning to Las Cruces in 1975, where he and Mary Ann resided for the rest of his life. He opened a general law practice and engaged in various and diverse business operations, including real estate development, manufacturing turquoise jewelry, commercial leasing, and various retail operations. In later life, rather than retreating into a sedentary law practice, Bobby Mayfield became a litigator, including a national class action case by automobile dealers, cases involving denial of insurance claims, products liability, and medical malpractice. Mr. Mayfield remained fully active in his business and in the law until early this year when failing health intervened. Late in life, he recalled a favorite high school English teacher who made her students memorize poetry. His favorite lines then and throughout his life included the conclusion of William henleyæs Invictus: ôi am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.ö Bobby Mayfield is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary Ann; three children, Robert (Mary); of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Pam Carmody, of Las Cruces; and Melissa Cairns (Jack), of Las Cruces; eight grandchildren, Kelly, Karrie, Amanda, Robert, Catherine, Tres, Sean and Ryan; and four great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Mia, Kyle and Katelyn.
McCallister, SGM Joseph Arthur, USA (Ret) 1944 JC ~ 31-May-2007
McCauley, Walter Kirkpatrick, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 29-Jun-2002
McClure, Thomas Hetherington 1944 HS
McGinnis, 1LT Paul Bertrand, USA 1944 JC  – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 2 March 1945.
McIlroy, Joe Harvery 1944 HS
McInnis, 1LT Hugh Lloyd, USA 1944 JC ~ 16-Apr-1945 – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 16 April 1945.
McIntosh, Burns Geddes, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 19-Aug-2008 born May 8, 1927, died peacefully on August 19, 2008 with his family by his side. He was a life-long resident of Albuquerque. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1944 and Northwestern University (Chicago) in 1949. In 1945, Geddy enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Jeanne Marchand in June 1954 and enjoyed over 54 years of marriage. Geddy was preceded in death by his parents, Burns G. McIntosh Sr. and Ruth Tarvin McIntosh; and his two sisters, Maryann McIntosh and Kathryn Ely. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; and his three daughters, Lori Ehlers, Teri Waite and Bonni Capobianco. He is also survived by sons-in-law, Jeff Waite and John Capobianco; and his grandchildren, Trevor and Hayden Waite and Jessie and Katie Ehlers. Additionally, he is survived by his nephews, nieces and many friends who loved him. Prior to starting his own business, McIntosh Mortgage Exchange, which he ran for 35 years, Geddy was a credit manager for several local businesses and was a restaurant manager in Philadelphia and New York City. He was an avid sports fan especially baseball. He was a batboy for the St. Louis Cardinals farm team. His love of baseball continued with his coaching of Little League Baseball for 37 years. Geddy also enjoyed UNM men’s and women’s basketball games. He was a 70 year member of First United Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and on various committees. He especially liked the musical presentations. Geddy was a member of the Masons, Shriners and served as treasurer for Job’s Daughters when his daughters belonged.
McIntyre, E. Benjamin 1944 HS ~ 09-Dec-2000
McMillian, Don Forrest 1944 JC ~ 18-Apr-2008 beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, passed away on Friday morning, the 18th of April, 2008, at St.Joseph’s hospital, Houston Texas. The second son of Eva and Earl T. Mcmillian, was born September 16, 1925 and raised in Houston, graduated high school and 2 years undergraduate at New Mexico Military Institute, Cadet Colonel 1943-44, enlisted 1944 US Army, Commissioned Officer – Second Lieutenant, youngest Commissioned Officer at that time, served in WWII in the Pacific Theater. Subsequently attended University of Texas and graduated University of Houston 1946. Married Colletta Lake Ray in June 1951. Assumed the role of President of Earl mcmillian Ford, later Don mcmillian Ford, with 3 locations in Amarillo and Houston. Retired from automobile business with the sale of the last dealership in 1985. Awarded Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer in 1979, President Houston Automobile Dealers Association 1975. Guided by a strict adherence to Christian values and principles , Don built a reputation of integrity and devotion to his family and community. He served on the board of The Texas Research and Rehabilitation, was a lifetime Honorary Vice President of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo, made many generous contributions to the Baylor College of Medicine, and Houston Baptist University among many others. Don’s lifetime dedication and devotion to his wife, children, family and friends and community was his greatest passion and brought him great joy. His legacy will be perpetuated by the Don and Colletta mcmillian Foundation. Don is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Colletta Ray mcmillian, sister Everlyn Cummins Giles, sons Don Jr. Robert, Reid, Grandchildren Meredith Ham, Lauren, Michelle, Lake, Forrest, and Miranda Pestinger. He and the family are especially grateful for caretakers Flora Williams, Thelma Croomes and Cheryl Whaley for their love and professionalism.
McRoberts, James Johnston 1944 JC ~ 14-Apr-1992
Meyer, William J., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 06-Oct-2007 died October 6, 2007 in Albuquerque after an extended illness. Bill was born on May 17, 1926 in Santa Fe of a prominent territorial era family. His parents were May Closson and William Joseph Meyer Sr. His father passed away in 1935, and his mother and grandfather, Sheriff Charles Clement Closson, raised Bill. After attending school in Santa Fe, he graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and served and was honorably discharged from the US Navy. He attended UNM where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. On November 12, 1949, he married Mary Margaret Jarvis of Denver. They made their home in Santa Fe and reared their family. He began a long career in automobile sales, initially employed by his uncle, Thomas Closson, at Closson and Closson Motor Company. Eventually, he started City Auto Sales with John Sloman. Later he became a partner at Dick Hughes Volkswagen. He was a life-long member of Saint Francis Cathedral Parish, a member of the Elks Club and the Santa Fe Country Club. All Santa Fe knew him to be an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. Although he always considered Santa Fe to be his home, after retiring from the automobile business Bill enjoyed second homes in Del Norte, CO, San Carlos, Mexico and Sun City West, AZ. His wife of 52 years, Mary Jarvis Meyer, and his son, William J. Meyer III, preceded Bill in death. He is survived by daughters: Lynn Meyer Davis and husband Lawton of Albuquerque; Debbie Doe and husband Brian of La Junta, Colorado; Michelle Catherine Meyer of Santa Fe; Amy Meyer Pitzer of La Junta, CO; daughter-in-law, Debra Casados Meyer of Santa Fe. Bill had 15 grandchildren including Matthew Davis, Felisha Martinez, Kelly Anderson, Noel Davis-Westlake, William J. Meyer IV, Lora Doe, Guy Meyer, Andy Doe, Enoch Pitzer, Ezra Pitzer, Elisha Pitzer, Grace Pitzer, Ariel Pitzer, Jerusha Pitzer, and Havilah Pitzer. Additionally Bill is survived by six great-grandchildren including Alex Anderson, Enrique Martinez, Rem Liebert, Joseph Martinez, Ainsley Westlake, and Alea Westlake. Bill enjoyed his later years with his beloved companion and family friend Betty Wilde. With Betty and his loving family gathered around him, Bill very peacefully departed a wonderful long life.
Milburn, Robert J. 1944 HS ~ 01-Apr-1996
Miles, MG Franklin E., USA (Ret) 1944 JC ~ 26-Dec-2016 age 93, passed away peacefully at home in Santa Fe, NM on December 26, 2016 after a short illness. Franklin was born on January 4, 1923 to John E. and Susie Wade Miles, in Tucumcari, NM, one of 10 children. He spent his life as a devout family and military man and was a member of several civic and fraternal organizations. In 1974, Governor Bruce King appointed him adjutant general of the NM Army National Guard, a position he held for 11 years. Franklin was preceded in death by his infant son Raymond, parents Governor and Mrs. John E. Miles, sisters Peggy Henrie, Mildred Adams, and Edna Greene, and brothers Wade Miles, Floyd Miles, and Lloyd Miles. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia Miles, children & their spouses John Miles (Susie), Jeff Miles (Francie), Carl Miles (Yolanda), Donna Baca, Karin Olson (Paul) and Lynnann Rose Miles, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Miller, Haynes M. 1944 HS
Miller, COL Robert L., Jr., USA (Ret) 1944 HS ~ 01-Apr-2011 was born August 28, 1926, in Manhattan, New York, to Robert Lee Miller, Army officer, West Point Class of 1924, and Madelaine Chrysler Bond Miller. He grew up as an Army brat in the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Panama, and graduated from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute during World War II when his family was living in Santa Fe. He was accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1946, graduating in June 1950, and was commissioned in the Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He married Cornelia van den Torn of Upper Montclair, NJ, in June, 1951, and was posted to Germany, where they had two daughters, Lynne Frances in 1953 and Cornelia Petronella Johanna in 1955. Back in the states he became a Signal Corps officer and earned his masters degree in electrical engineering at the University of Arizona in Tuscon in 1960, then served in Korea for 13 months. He was posted to Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, at the Army Electronic Proving Ground where his third daughter, Morgan Lee, was born in 1962. He worked at the Pentagon, then volunteered for duty in Vietnam, where as a Lieutenant Colonel he commanded the 53rd Signal Battalion in Bien Hoa, serving during the Tet Offensive and receiving the Legion of Merit. He was then promoted to Colonel and posted to the NATO Standardization Group in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was promoted to Colonel and posted to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, serving with the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Command. He retired in 1975 and became a public accountant and investment manager. He and his wife retired to Holland in 1980. Cornelia died in 1988 of breast cancer at age 58. He served at Grace Episcopal Church in Holland, on the board of the Edgewood Beach Association. He loved good food, good wine, good music, and being surrounded by family and friends. After being hospitalized with pneumonia on March 25, he suffered complications to his heart and kidney and was brought home to his cottage with the help of Hospice of Holland. He died in his sleep the morning of April 1, 2011, after two wonderful days with his daughters, grandchildren, family and friends.
Million, Paul T., Jr. 1944 JC ~ 22-Aug-2000
Mitchell, Harry L. “Bud” 1944 JC ~ 13-Aug-2009 age 84, went to be with his Lord Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Hospice of Wichita Falls. Bud was born April 9, 1925 on the Mitchell Ranch just west of Iowa Park, Texas to Herman G. And Lila Mitchell. He was one of six children. He finished high school at Bryan Military Academy in Bryan, Texas and received a scholarship to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. During his second year of college he entered WWII to serve in the US Navy. He was in the Pacific Campaign aboard the USS Bryant. After the war he left the service and returned to Wichita County to ranch and work with Mitchell Oil, Mitchell Drilling Company and the Mitchell Ranch. Bud was a 61 year member of Masonic Lodge #713 AF&AM of Iowa Park and a lifetime member of Iowa Park First Baptist Church. He loved to fish anytime he could and also enjoyed watching the birds. He was always ready for a game of dominoes. Bud was awarded the Wichita County Heritage Society 2009 Preservation Award. Bud leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Martha Strickland Mitchell; four children, Dennis Mitchell and wife, Becky of Harlingen, Texas, Linda Mitchell of Pensacola, Florida, Michael Mitchell and wife, Judy of Iowa Park, Texas and Lea Ann Mitchell of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren, Kelly Mitchell, Scott Mitchell, Trey Mitchell, Todd Mitchell, Shelley Black, Michele Wolf, Michael Mitchell, Jr., Melanie Olson and Clay Olson; fourteen great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter Levina and husband, the late Phillip Gough of Chandler, Oklahoma and grandson Daniel Gough; sisters Artie Mitchell Magee of Dallas, Texas and Helen Mitchell Miller and husband, Glen of Iowa Park, Texas; an uncle, Gober Mitchell of Canadian, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, May Mitchell Kelly, Tommy Mitchell Horton and Patsy Mitchell mcnabb, and paternal grandparents Thomas Franklin Mitchell and Sue Mitchell.
Roy, Dr. Robert Monroe 1944 JC 01-Oct-2017
Moritz, George M. 1944 JC ~ 04-Oct-2009 age 84, of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Effingham, IL, at passed away at 5:57 a.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. A graveside service in his honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2009 at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL, with Reverend Robert Clark officiating. There will be no visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Moritz was born November 23, 1924 in Effingham, IL, the son of Charles J. And Ada (macadam) Moritz. He married Barbara (Sizemore) Moritz in Champaign, IL on December 28, 1947. She passed away March 8, 2009. Survivors include their children: Susan A. Moritz of Indianapolis, IN; Sandra Creek and husband Donald of Bloomington, IN; Charles James Moritz and wife Janice of Mattoon, IL; and Carol Jean Buffington and husband George of Bozeman, Montana; one sister, Ruth M. Best of Sullivan, IL; and a sister in law, Lynda Moritz of Cape Coral, FL. He leaves six grandchildren: Cara Kelly and husband Loren of Coon Rapids, MN; Clay Dean and wife Laura of New Haven, CT; Jayme Burns and husband Kevin of Corpus Christi, TX; Andy Creek and wife Emily of Marietta, GA; Megan Leeman and husband Rollie of Chandler, AZ; and Don Creek, Jr. And wife Rebecca of Edgewood, MD; and great-grandchildren: Beatriz Kelly, Grace Kelly, Sydney Burns, Clay Dean, Jr., Webb Dean, Lydia Leeman, Daniel Creek, Lauren Creek, Amber Burns, Tyler Burns, and Sarah Thornton. In addition to his wife, Mr. Moritz was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Richard Moritz and Donald L. Moritz; and a sister, Ada (Dee) Sargent. Mr. Moritz graduated from Effingham High School in 1942. He then attended the New Mexico Military Institute from 1942 to 1943. He served our country during World War II with the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1946. He received his Bachelors from Eastern Illinois University in 1949 and his Masters from the University of Wisconsin in 1950. He served as the High School Director of Art Education in Harvard, IL from 1950 – 1951 and then Mattoon, IL from 1951 to 1955. In 1960, George became a Life Insurance Underwriter for Mutual of New York from which he retired in 2001. Mr. Moritz was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mattoon. He served as Director of the Central National Bank for 30 years, was a life member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner of 200 AF & AM, former president of the Mattoon Golf and Country Club, Mattoon Estates, and the EILU. He was a former member of the Toastmasters, BL. Lodge of Mattoon, and Rotary International.
Morrow, John L. 1944 JC ~ 21-Nov-2002
Mulkey, Lt Col Reed C., USAF (Ret) 1944 HS ~ 01-Feb-2008 On February 1, 2008, after a short illness, we lost our beloved Reed Claiborne Mulkey. He was a gentle, funny, intelligent man and a wonderful husband, father, citizen, soldier and a good friend to many. Reed was born in Roswell, New Mexico October 8, 1926. His mother, Frances Seay, was the daughter of a pioneering ranching family in the Territory of New Mexico. His father Reed McCuistion Mulkey, born in Sherman, Texas, moved to Roswell after serving in the Army during World War II. Reed attended school in Roswell, El Paso, Amarillo, and Albuquerque as his father chased jobs during the great depression. He graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in 1944 and joined the Navy V-12 program. While at Texas Christian University, he was introduced to Anna Holcombyork, a Connecticut Yankee. Reed went to the U.S. Naval Academy just as World War II ended. After four years and not very many dates, Anna and Reed married on June 7, 1949. Reed took his commission in the newly formed United States Air Force and was posted to Randolph Field, Texas for pilot training, then on to Enid, Oklahoma to fly B-25s. While at Randolph, Reed and Anna had their first child. A year later, at Walker AFB, NM, Reed trained on B-29s and B-50s. In Roswell, the second and third of five children were born. In 1952, he was transferred to Limestone, Maine to fly the gigantic B-36, and later the B-52. The last two children were born in Limestone – five kids in five and a half years. Anna took up writing, for newspapers and other organizations, which she continued to do throughout their marriage. In 1959, the family was sent to Turner AFB, Albany, Georgia, and after a three-year stay, Reed went to the University of Chicago for his MBA. After a tour with the Boeing Company in Seattle, Reed was transferred to Kindley Air Base, Bermuda where the family enjoyed four years of swimming, boating, and life in the sun. Reed went on to Ching Chuan Kang, Taiwan for a Vietnam tour flying the C-130 while the family stayed in Bermuda. After another C-130 tour at Langley AFB, Virginia, he returned to CCK Taiwan, this time with the family. His final Air Force tour was at Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas, a city founded by his great-grandfather, C.W. Merchant, at the end of the Civil War. Reed received the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1969, the Bronze Star with V device for heroism in 1972, five Air Medals, the Meritorious Service medal, and the Air Force Commendation medal along with numerous campaign and other decorations. As a pilot, he flew over 12,000 hours. Settling in Albuquerque after retirement, Reed flew with the Civil Air Patrol for over twenty years. Anna and Reed were docents at the Rio Grande Zoo. They also enjoyed traveling and toured all seven continents; the last great trip was to Antarctica where they enjoyed meeting the chin-strap and gentoo penguins. Reed is survived by his wife Anna; daughter, Karen Ortiz, and her children Leo and Zachary; son Michael Mulkey, wife Barbara, and children Sharon and Steven; daughter Kim and husband Bryan Young; son Leslie, wife Sharon O’Connor, and daughter Olivia Max; and daughter Kitty. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dick E. S. Mulkey 1949 HS-1951 JC.
Nassif, Charles F. 1944 JC
Nassif, Robert M. 1944 HS
Neal, Caswell F. 1944 JC
Nott, Ivan M. 1944 JC ~ 30-Jul-1997
Nunn, Reuben Robert H. 1944 JC ~ 09-Jun-2008  passed away June 9, 2008, in Houston, Texas. He was born February 7, 1924, in Silver City, New Mexico to Alliene Howren Nunn and Reuben Romaine Nunn. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, attended A&M, while serving in the United States Army as a Cavalry Rifleman Squad Leader, and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Bob began his career with Hughes Tool Company and later founded Nunn Construction Co. He retired from the United States Chamber of Commerce. Bob was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters, Shelley Levine, Patricia Clowdus, and Susan Roberts; son, Robert Nunn; step-daughter Karen Long; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and his loyal Sheltie Pat.
O’Brien, Donald A. 1944 JC
O’Malley, John F. 1944 HS
Ostenberg, Clive S. 1944 HS
Owen, Robert J. 1944 HS ~ 13-Nov-1992
Owens, Judson Eugene, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 01-Jan-1977
Pabody, John F. 1944 JC
Patten, Earle L. 1944 HS
Peddie, Rodman Scott 1944 HS ~ 04-Dec-2008 age 82, passed away peacefully at his residence in Houston on Thursday morning, the 4th of December 2008, after a long battle with leukemia. Rod was born on the 5th of November 1926, to Joseph and Marion Peddie of Houston. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Jean; his daughter, Anne Connally and husband Mark; sons, Joseph Peddie and wife Tracy, John Peddie and Scott Peddie; as well as seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and his sister, Julie Peddie Gillespie and husband Kyle of Wimberly, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister, the late Betty Peddie Myers. Rod attended Lamar High School in Houston, the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in 1950. Throughout his life, Rod devoted a great deal of time and effort in support of his church and community. He served as Warden of the Vestry for the Church of St. John the Divine, on the Governor’s Drug Abuse Advisory Council T.D.C.A., foreman of the Harris County Grand Jury, Director of River Oaks Bank and Trust, and was an Underwriting Member of Lloyds of London. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers, coached in the Y.M.C.A. church league, and served on the national board of the Palmer Abuse Program. Many will remember Rod as a successful commercial Real Estate broker and developer with Peddie Wheless & Company. He completed some of the largest commercial real estate transactions in Harris County including the sale of Cinco Ranch. Rod was one of the most highly respected, independent commercial real estate brokers in the Houston community for over 50 years. What everyone who knew Rod will remember most was his love of life and diversity of interests, whether it was soloing in an airplane at age 14, traveling the world with dear friends, hunting the wilds of Africa, fishing for Peacock Bass in the Amazon, chasing white tail deer in South Texas or bay fishing. Regardless of the activity, Rod loved to be out in nature. Some of his fondest moments were spending time with his children and grandchildren, his buddies playing tennis on a weekly basis, and his every Thursday lunch at Avalon Drug Store with the ‘old geezers.’ A great husband, father, friend and mentor, Rod will be deeply missed by all. The Peddie family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. James Willerson and Mae Thomas. They also desire to acknowledge and express their gratitude to Rod’s special angel, Dr. Shirley Ann Riggs. ‘Dr. Riggs was always there for him and we will never forget her tireless efforts on his behalf.’
Pegues, Tom Bass 1944 JC ~ 01-Nov-1968
Perry, PFC James Lester, Jr., USA 1944 JC – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 17 November 1944.
Persson, Russell C. 1944 HS ~ 03-Aug-1993
Peters, Frank Groom 1944 HS ~ 12-Nov-1989
Peters, Richard Paul 1944 JC ~ 15-Apr-1995
Porter, Leslie Pickett 1944 JC
Powell, Charlie Joe 1944 JC
Powers, John W. 1944 JC ~ 01-Jun-1979
Prina, Zeff Clyde, Jr. 1944 HS
Puffer, Herbert Rice 1944 JC ~ 01-Jan-1983
Rakestraw, Jr., David Uranus 1944 HS ~ 07-May-2018  91, beloved husband, father, brother, local businessman and friend to many, died peacefully of natural causes the night of Dec. 2, 2017. He was born on May 7, 1926 in El Paso, Texas to David U. Rakestraw and Virginia Cornwall. The family moved to Albuquerque when David was in the 2nd grade. He attended University Heights grade school and Lincoln Junior High for one year. He moved to Jefferson Junior High the first year it was built. David also spent two years at the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1944. He attended school and was friends all those years with his future wife of 70 years. He worked for his father’s business, Contractor’s Equipment and Supply Co. Starting when he was 12 years old. David was appointed to Annapolis Naval Academy & served in the Navy at Guam during World War II. After the war he finished his education at University of New Mexico, earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. David married his grade school sweetheart, Martha Ellen Gould, in Albuquerque on August 25, 1947. He continued to work for Contractor’s Equipment and Supply & bought the business in 1977. He was also a member of Rotary for most of his professional life. He retired in 1988 to enjoy his many, many hobbies such as building a Glasair airplane with his son, photography, wood carving, travel, painting, drawing, home improvement & golf. He loved golfing at the Albuquerque Country Club, and especially enjoyed the sport and golf trips with his golfing buddies. In 2007 David and Martha Ellen built a home in Ocate, NM, where they enjoyed the beautiful scenery and wonderful people for 8 years. They moved back to Albuquerque in 2015. David Rakestraw is preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Johnson and Joyce Wylie, and numerous nieces and nephews. David leaves behind his wife, Martha Ellen; daughter, Leslie Lynn Rakestraw; son David U. Rakestraw, III and his wife, Lori Feagler; granddaughters Katie & Claire Martin.
Randall, Samuel Bunker, Jr. 1944 JC
Randall, Stewart Denning 1944 HS ~ 29-Dec-2009 a longtime Fresno stockbroker and civic leader who served on the boards of many of the Valley’s biggest nonprofit institutions, died in his native Santa Cruz on Dec. 29. He was 82. Born Feb. 21, 1927, Mr. Randall attended Santa Cruz High School and the New Mexico Military Academy, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1950. While at Cal, Mr. Randall served as Cadet Colonel of the 2,600 cadets of the university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division in the Korean War. Mr. Randall worked for 36 years at financial services company Dean Witter (later bought by Morgan Stanley), beginning as a stockbroker and managing the Fresno office and Central California region for 23 years. Stewart Randall Jr., principal/industrial properties group at Colliers Tingey International in Fresno, said his father made a point of giving back to the community. Among Mr. Randall’s civic contributions: chairman of the Valley Children’s Hospital board of trustees in 1965; president of the Fresno Zoological Society in 1976-77; emeritus member of the Business Advisory Council at California State University, Fresno; member of the Fresno Metropolitan Museum board of directors; and member of the Central California Blood Bank board of directors for 35 years. Survivors: wife, Carolin Hansen; daughters Paula Randall Stark and Nancy Randall Boone; son Stewart Jr.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mr. Randall also was a member of the Fresno Rotary Club for 47 years. “My father never had a negative thing to say,” Stewart Randall said. “It wasn’t an act, it was a sincere optimism.” While serving in Korea, Stewart Randall said, his father received a telegram stating he was “the proud father of twin birls.” With a war going on, Randall said, there was neither time nor opportunity for his father to learn what the telegraph operator meant by “birls.” “It wasn’t until his ship landed in San Francisco that he learned he was the father of twin girls,” Stewart Randall said. Mr. Randall is survived by his wife, Carolin Hansen Randall, whom he met on the beach in Santa Cruz and married in 1951; twin daughters Paula Randall Stark and Nancy Randall Boone; son Stewart Randall Jr.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Reynolds, Robert Dewitt 1944 JC – born July 27, 1924, passed away Monday afternoon, December 21, 2009. He was born to Anna C. And Lauren R. Reynolds in Webb City, MO. He moved to Joplin, where he attended school, graduating in 1942. He then attended NMMI. Roswell, NM, and Westminster College in Fulton, MO, before entering the Navy in World War II. He received his commission as an Ensign from Cornell University and later served in the Pacific Theatre. After the war he moved to Springfield in 1949. Married the love of his life of 60 years, Frances (Teet) Duncan of Muskogee, Okla. Bob is survived by his three children and spouses, Ann Hicks, John Reynolds and Terry L. Reynolds, Pat Manzardo and Mike A. Manzardo. His four grandchildren, Holly McGee and husband Clay McGee, Hannah Voss, Michael Manzardo, and John Robert Reynolds Jr.; and his great-grandson, Robert Henry McGee. Nephew, Tim Reynolds and wife Judy Reynolds. Preceding him in death are his parents, Lauren R. Reynolds and Anna C. Reynolds; three brothers, Alfred, Lauren, and Charles. He loved and worshiped his Family. Along with his family, he loved business and was still active. He was President of General Steel Products Co. And United Machinery and Supply Co. Before retiring he was President of Boatman’s Bank in Cassville, and also served on the boards of Commerce Bank of Joplin, Mo., and Boatmen’s Bank of Springfield, Mo. He was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Hickory Hills Country Club and O.F.E.O. Tuesday group. Bob truly loved his friends their laughter, conversations and discussions which always centered around a meal. Bob was loved by all who knew him through work or a simple greeting. His presence in this world will truly be missed but never forgotten.
Rebsamen, Frederick Raymond 1944 HS
Reed, William Geoffrey 1944 JC
Requa, Mark Lawrence, II 1944 HS
Reynolds, Robert DeWitt 1944 JC ~ 21-Dec-2009
Reynolds, Robert Thomas 1944 JC ~ 01-Mar-2002
Rhodes, Roy E. 1944 HS ~ 18-Apr-2002
Ridgeway, William Everett 1944 HS
Ripling, William John, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 22-Oct-2002, 78, of Rison, died October 22, 2002, at his home. He was born October 5, 1924, at Los Angeles, a son of the late William John Ripling and Mildred Norton Ripling. He was a graduate of Fairfax High School at Los Angeles and the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, New Mexico. He served as a lieutenant in the last horse cavalry unit during World War II and also served in the Korean War. He worked as a rancher and a businessman, retiring as vice president of Tri-State Mill Supply. He served on the Rison City Council and was a former mayor of Rison. He was a life member of The Nature Conservancy and a past president of the Arkansas chapter of Safari Clubs International. Survivors include his wife, Jean Brown Ripling; two daughters, Melissa Ripling Guldin and Janet Ripling Moore, both of Little Rock; and three grandchildren. 
Robson, William Wallace, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 17-Sep-2005 , 82, passed away Sept. 17, 2005, in Seattle. Born in Evanston, IL, on April 20, 1923, he was the oldest son of William Wallace Robson Sr. and Ruth Wright Robson. He grew up in Winnetka and graduated from New Trier High School in 1942. He briefly attended New Mexico Military Institute, then joined the Army and served in World War II’s China-Burma-India theatre, working behind enemy lines to move supplies by mule train. On April 24, 1947, he married Allene Reich, of Glenwood Springs, CO. They lived in Wilmette for more than 40 years before moving to Seattle to be closer to some of their grandchildren. The Robson family businesses included Marquette Fuel Company, Evanston, and Windy Knoll Farm, Crystal Lake. Bud was a partner in Marquette Fuel Company for 40 years. He joined Rotary International in 1946 and achieved more than 50 years of perfect attendance. He belonged to the Evanston, Wilmette, and Ballard (Washington) clubs, and served the Wilmette club as president. Bud envisioned and then worked with the Wilmette Rotary Club to instigate the establishment of the first national park in Egypt, Ras Mohamed National Marine Park, as a way of honoring Anwar Sadat, whom Bud saw as a person who had defied all odds and opinions to work for peace in a part of the world where that was extremely difficult. Bud held several patents, for items like an underground house, a pneumatic coal-delivery system, an automatic coal-fired furnace, a screw conveyor, and a screw that cannot be overtightened. Passionate about cars, he collected real ones and gathered a world-class collection of models, catalogs, and books. He is survived by wife, Allene Reich Robson of Seattle; daughters, Deborah Robson of Fort Collins, CO and Meg Robson Mahoney of Seattle; grandchildren, Rebekah Robson-May of Fort Collins, Corey Mahoney of Boston and Conor Mahoney of Seattle; sister, Dorcas Robson of Santa Barbara; brother, John Robson of Mundelein; and Golden Retriever, Sunny. 
Rockwell, John Lewis 1944 HS
Rockwood, Clyde Roach “Rocky” 1944 JC ~ 11-May-2005, age 80, of Upper Arlington, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Riverside Methodist Hospital after complications following surgery. He was born November 7, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Charles and Mabel (Roach) Rockwood who preceded him in death. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and spent his summers at his family home on Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Indiana. Rocky and his future wife, Margaret Conwell Fish, attended Shortridge High School together. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. After graduating in 1947, he remained in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He fought in the Korean War and served as Operations and Communications Officer aboard the USS Endicott and Gunnery Officer on the USS Perkins. He returned to Annapolis where he taught Chemistry, and Gunnery and Armaments. He held manufacturing and marketing management positions with Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Whirlpool, and with Ranco, where he ran the North American division. His career reached its height when he served as President of The D.L. Auld Company of Columbus for ten years before retiring in 1986. He was a Patron of the Columbus Museum of Art, member of The Columbus Country Club and Beachview Golf Club in Sanibel, FL., and a past member of the Board of Columbus College of Art and Design, Downtown Rotary, The Golf Club, and The Athletic Club of Columbus. Rocky is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret F. Rockwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary R. and James L. Setterlin of Upper Arlington and Margaret R. and David B. Minor of Dublin; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jimmy Setterlin and Peter and Robby Gooch; brother and sister-in-law, Charles A. and Delores Rockwood of Cape Coral, FL; and nieces and nephews.
Rohr, Richard Marston 1944 HS ~ 14-Jan-2000
Rooks, Arthur Kay 1944 JC
Ross, Robert Edward 1944 HS
Rothrock, Edward Streicher 1944 JC ~ 23-Mar-1997
Roy, Dr. Robert M. 1944 JC “Rob” was born in Jackson, MS, on September 4, 1924, to parents Ada Short Roy and Sol Oliver Roy. He grew up in Columbus, MS, where he had a wonderful childhood in the small, historic Mississippi town. His father owned the landmark Roy’s Drugstore in downtown Columbus, complete with a full soda fountain where he spent many afternoons and summers as the “soda jerk”. He graduated from Steven D. Lee High School in 1942 and then attended New Mexico Military Institute. In 1943 Dr. Roy joined the United States Air Force in the Army Specialized Training Program. He served during the balance of WW II at a Search and Rescue Direction Finding outpost in Greenland. His experiences during the war years fostered a keen interest in both satellite communications and WW II history.In 1946 Dr. Roy entered Vanderbilt University and joined Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, where he made lifelong friends. He entered Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1949 and was a member of Phi Chi Medical School Fraternity. He graduated with honors, AOA Honorary Fraternity, in 1952. Dr. Roy received an Internal Medicine Fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He returned to Barnes Hospital for a Hematology Fellowship. He then moved back to Nashville where he served his fourth year of training as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Saint Thomas Hospital.Dr. Roy began practicing Internal Medicinal Hematology in 1956, establishing a partnership with Dr. Fred Cowden. He served as Chief of Staff, Chief of Internal Medicine Service and Director of Medical Education at St. Thomas Hospital. He helped found the Heart Program there and served as liaison for America College of Physicians in Psychiatry for Internal Medicine.Nashville’s first Board Certified Clinical Oncologist, Dr. Roy established an oncology practice in 1973 which continued until his retirement in 1990. He was a talented and dedicated physician with a deep commitment to his patients’ well-being. He was focused on staying abreast of new medical discoveries and treatments in oncology to best serve his patients. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, American Society of Internal Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. After retirement, his commitment to lifelong learning led him to Nashville State Technical Institute, where he was first a student and then a teacher in the School of Electronic Communications.Dr. Roy was active in the amateur radio field of microwave satellite communications and computers and always had a “radio room” in his homes. He served as President of the Barnard Seyford Astronomical Society for many years. He loved reading history, playing tennis with friends, and being with his family.Dr. Roy is survived by his wife Emma Cain Roy, and daughters Frances Breen Roy, Nashville; Rebecca Roy Riley (Mark), Atlanta; and Clare Evans Roy, Bethesda, MD, as well as two grandsons, 1st Lt. Robert Harris Riley and John Sanders Riley, Atlanta; his devoted sister Lucille (“Bebe”) Roy Morris, Baton Rouge, LA (formerly of Aberdeen, MS), as well as nieces and nephews . He is also survived by stepchildren Eliza Carter Duncan (John) and family of Houston; W. Will Carter (Dana) and family of San Antonio; John Cain Carter (Kika) and family of Nashville; and brother-in-law John Edward Cain and his family of Nashville. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Clara Roy Holland, of Tempe, AZ.Dr. Roy was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather who modeled wisdom, kindness and humility in his interactions with his family and others. He will be missed.
Ruffin, Louie Ezra, Jr. 1944 HS
Rush, Virgil Chandler 1944 HS
Ryan, James Harold, Jr. 1944 JC
Schulze, Max George, II 1944 JC ~ 07-May-1998
Schulze, Samuel “Perry” 1944 HS ~ 07-Sep-2005 , 79, of Muskogee, died Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at Eastgate Village Retirement Center. He was born May 18, 1926 to Max G. and Nettie (Gott) Schulze in Nogales, Arizona. At the age of three, Samuel moved with his family to Artesia, New Mexico. He attended school there through the 10th grade and then went to New Mexico Military Institute. In 1944, he entered the U. S. Army Air Corp and served until 1947. He returned to New Mexico and continued his education at New Mexico State before transferring to Sol Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. After graduating in 1950, Samuel went to work for J.C. Penney in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1954, Samuel married Nancy Irene Carr in Roswell. Samuel retired in 1982 after 32 years of service at J. C. Penney Co. After retirement he moved to Muskogee temporarily, but fell in love with the community and chose to reside here. Samuel was a member of First United Methodist Church and Oriental Masonic Lodge # 430 A.F. & A.M. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Irene Schulze, one son Tommy Chapman, and two brothers. He is survived by a son, Samuel Perry Schulze, Jr. and his wife, Nan, of Muskogee; four granddaughters, Angela Murry, Buffy Ashton, Nicole Harbour, and Casey Ivie; five great-grandchildren; niece, Vonell Vanzant of Arkansas and four nephews, Gregory Schulze of Pakistan, Donald Schulze and Chris Schulze both of California and Scott Schulze of Colorado.
Schuster, Dr. Franklin P., Jr. 1944 HS ~ 12-Sep-2000

Scott, Donald Clark 1944 HS
Scott, Lansing 1944 HS ~ 11-Apr-1999
Sears, James Robert 1944 HS ~ 01-Jan-1978
Segal, Paul Freud 1944 HS ~ 13-Jan-2013
Seidenspinner, Fred Herbert 1944 JC ~ 30-Apr-1984
Seigfreid, Jerome W. 1944 HS ~ 09-Jun-2009 82, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Mexico, died June 9, 2009. Born in Kansas City to Ira and Irene Seigfreid, he was a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. He had served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Judge Advocate General Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a practicing attorney for over 50 years, recognized and rewarded by his clients and peers alike. He practiced with his son Paul A. Seigfreid from 1984 until the time of his death. A life-long member of Rotary International, Jerome was a past president of the Mexico (Missouri) Rotary Club. In Naples, he was a member of Wyndemere Country Club where he served on the Board of Directors. Most recently, he resided at Moorings Park where he was president of the resident’s Council. Jerome is survived by his loving wife, Katherine (nee Flowers); his children, Sarah (Dennis) Harner, Jerome (Suzanne) Seigfreid, Jr., Ann (James) Kovar, and Paul (Mary) Seigfreid; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his brother, James T. Seigfreid. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and his sister-in-law, Donna Seigfreid.
Sessions, Addison, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 02-Sep-2010
Shelton, Kenneth Everett 1944 JC ~ 01-Jun-1984
Skene, John Malcolm 1944 JC ~ 02-May-2014  passed away early morning on the 2nd of May 2014. John, “Dick” was born on the 10th of October 1924 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents, Colonel and Mrs. C. M. Skene and wife Helen “Betty” Markey Skene. He is survived by his wife, Ingeborg Lange Skene and her children Robert and Karen; daughters, Barbara Skene Lamport, Mary “Kathy” Skene Bierman, Janet Skene Aigner and Judy Skene; grandchildren, Erin Lamport Koch, Emily Marie Lamport, Malcom Scott Bierman, Elizabeth Markey Bierman, Elizabeth Ann Aigner and William Robert Aigner; and great grandchildren, Ellen Elizabeth Koch and John Joseph Koch. He is a World War II veteran and a Silver Star recipient. After thirty three years of service with Chevron Oil Company he retired. He was known for his great sense of humor and described as very much a gentleman. He lived and loved life to the fullest, traveling and enjoying tennis and golf. The family is forever grateful to the many people who have given their kindness, care and loving support.
Slaughter, Donohoo Wyly 1944 HS ~ 24-Dec-2011 85, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Dalhart, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in South Park Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Williams officiating. Don was born May 21, 1926, into a pioneering ranch family. He was raised in Roswell, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. Don served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he attended and graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, with an agricultural science degree. While attending Texas Tech, he met and married June Leftwich, of Lubbock. They raised three children. Don enjoyed a lifetime career in farming and ranching. He had a wide range of interests, which reflected in the crops he grew and the raising of registered Herefords, and ostriches. Don also established one of the first and larger grape vineyards in the South Plains. He was preceded in death by his parents George M. II and Janice Slaughter; and a brother, George M Slaughter III. Survivors include a brother, Tom V. Slaughter and his wife Jackie, of St. Petersburg Fla.; three children, Richard Slaughter and wife Taysha, of Lubbock, Sally Foster and husband Greg, of Dalhart Texas, and Scott Slaughter and wife Laura, of Austin, Texas: eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Slaughter, George Morgan, III 1944 JC ~ 15-Dec-2008 Born in Roswell, NM, March 30, 1924 to Janice W. and George M. Slaughter 1916 HS. George Morgan Slaughter, III, age 84, surrounded by loved ones, died December 15, 2008 in Dallas, TX. His basic education included Roswell High School and New Mexico Military Institute, (NMMI). Upon completion in 1944, George entered the US Army in WWII where he was awarded two Bronze Stars as a Unit Commander with the 2nd Armored Division under General Patton during the Battle of the Bulge. Upon discharge, he received the Presidential Unit Citation. In the years following the war, he married the late Betty Zachary Slaughter of Fort Worth, TX and raised four children. During that time, he received his degree in Animal Husbandry at Colorado A&M, worked the family ranch in NM and later the family farms in the Texas South Plains near Morton and Levelland. After moving to Fort Worth in the 1950s, he worked for his father-in-law at Penrose Production Co., then beginning in the 1960s he embarked on several entrepreneurial ventures. He founded Advanced Stereo Systems, becoming the first distributor of auto stereos in the Southwest; and later helped start one of the first executive transport companies in Texas after converting a Greyhound bus into a luxury RV known as ‘Thunderball’. A supporter of ranching heritage projects, last year he received the Golden Spur Award from the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Betty Nichols Freeman Slaughter of Dallas, with whom he shared many interests including golf, travel and southwest art; two brothers, Donohoo W. Slaughter 1944 HS of Roswell, NM and Tom V. Slaughter 1947 HS and wife Jackie of Florida; four children; George M. Slaughter, IV 1965 HS-1968 JC of Weatherford, TX, J. Mack Slaughter 1967 HS and wife Marti of Fort Worth, TX, Cynthia Slaughter Pattison of Victoria, BC, and Fort Worth, and Robert H. Slaughter 1973 JC of Tivoli, TX; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three step-children; Robert Freeman and wife Carol, Dr. Candace McDaniel and husband Reg, and James Freeman; seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Smith, Fred Turner 1944 HS ~ 20-Jan-2001
Smith, Leon E. 1944 HS ~ 01-Feb-1976
Snell, Jimmy Dee 1944 HS ~ 29-Sep-2006 , 80, longtime resident, cattleman and businessman, died late Friday evening, Sept. 29, 2006, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Cordell to H.D. and Faye (Perry) Snell. He attended schools in Vernon, Texas, New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., and graduated from Altus High School in 1943. After graduation he volunteered, with his father’s consent, for military service in the U. S. Navy. He was stationed in Guam for 18 months during World War II. Upon returning home he attended and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. degree. He entered business with his father, H.D., and brother, Perry, in the United Grocery Company. Later he had the responsibility of buying the cattle for the meat markets of United. He married Virginia Mock on June 6, 1947, and to this union were born Linda, Mark and Betsy. He loved golf, his horses, cutting events, team roping and following Oklahoma State University sports. He retired in 1973 and later moved to his ranch bordering the Wichita Wildlife Refuge. On Dec. 30, 1995, he married Riva Smith and continued to be active in the ranching and cattle business. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.D., and Faye Snell Ridling; two brothers, Jack Snell and Perry Snell; two sisters, Beatrice Pope and Margaret Jones. He is survived by his wife Riva of the home; three children, Linda Anthony and husband Bob of Laguna Beach, Calif., Dr. Mark Snell and wife Lisa of Clinton, Mo., and Betsy Koontz and husband Dr. Doug Koontz of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Jayce Treumann and husband Neil of Henderson, Nev., Sommer Anthony of Tucson, Ariz., Jim Anthony of Laguna Beach, Zachary Koontz of Stillwater and Katelyn Koontz of Stillwater; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Ella Treumann of Henderson, Nev.; stepdaughters, Stephanie Smith of Altus and Francis Hammack and husband Michael of Edmond; four stepgrandchildren, Alexandria Smith and James Smith of Altus, and Turner and Ty Hammack of Edmond; along with many other relatives and a host of friends. 
Snodgrass, Thomas Wood 1944 JC ~ 15-May-2013 89, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Mr. Snodgrass was born April 21, 1924, in Little Rock, Ark., son of William Rea Snodgrass and Sarah Wood Snodgrass. He earned bachelor and master degrees from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., now part of Vanderbilt University. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute, University of Arkansas, University of Miami and Mexico City College. Mr. Snodgrass served in the 91st Infantry Division, U.S. Army, during World War II. He participated in several actions in Italy including the capture of Florence and the battle to break through the Gustav and Gothic Lines. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation and Bronze Star of Heroic Service. His early professional life focused on the health and wellness of his fellow citizens. He held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations including March of Dimes and American Cancer Society. He was instrumental in raising community awareness for social welfare such as hunger, HIV/AIDS, and aging. His advocacy for the elderly grew from his tenure as Executive Director, MO Health Care Association. In later years, he was a prominent consultant for long-term care issues and served on several gubernatorial advisory committees. He was a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Mr. Snodgrass was a member of MO Association for Social Welfare, Public Relations Society of America, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sons of American Revolution, and Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Burgi), whom he married on November 26, 1953. He is also survived by his sons, Thomas O. Snodgrass (Kim) of Holts Summit and Patrick Snodgrass of Santa Cruz, Calif. grandson, Scott Snodgrass (Georgia), two great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Snodgrass who died May 15, 1993 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Spencer, Samuel Summers 1944 HS ~ 18-Mar-2004
Spoon, Earl Arthur 1944 JC ~ 10-Jun-2010  passed away June 15, 2010, he was a native of AZ, and was born in Clifton, AZ in 1924 he was the son of Rufus Sydney Spoon and Bessie May Cauthen-Spoon. Earl has left us to be with his wife Llewellyn Wills Spoon (Doll) of 65 years who passed 6 months ago. Earl A. Spoon of Phoenix served AZ as a US Air Force pilot during WWII and loved to fly. Earl and his late wife Lewellyn were childhood sweethearts that grew up in Globe, AZ. After the War Earl and Lewellyn moved to Phoenix to start their own business and family. Earl was a contractor/owner of L & S Spoon Tile Company for 30 years during Phoenix’s infancy. Earl is survived by his children, Earl Arthur Spoon Jr, Sydney Jenkins, and Terry Wilson as well as grandchildren, Kristy Carman, Jason Jenkins, Christopher Wilson, and Clifton Jenkins, and great grandchildren, Spencer, Samantha and Hunter Carman.
Stacy, Robert Allan, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 29-Nov-2014 , 89, passed away peacefully at his home on November 29th. A memorial and celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3rd in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan Street, with Reverend Dr. Chris Currie officiating. The family will welcome friends in the church parlor following the service. The graveside service will be private. Bob was born on July 3, 1925 in Little Rock, AR, as the only child to Robert Allan Stacy and Priscilla Powell Stacy. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and Centenary College. Bob served his country during World War II in the European Theater of Combat as a combat engineer in the Unites States Army. He followed his father’s footsteps as an independent oil man in the Arklatex, and remained active in the exploration and production business his entire life. He served on the Board of Directors for the Shreveport Country Club and the Petroleum Club of Shreveport. He was an avid golfer, thoroughbred enthusiast and skilled gin-rummy player. He maintained his private pilot’s license for many years, as did his wife Alice and eldest son Allan. Bob and Alice loved to travel with friends and family, including celebrating his 70th birthday with his family on safari in Botswana. In recent years he drew close to the loving community at First Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed spending time with his two granddaughters in Texas. Bob was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 56 years, Alice Murray Stacy; and eldest son, Allan Robert Stacy. He is survived by his daughter, Gaynell Stacy; son, Murray Randolph Stacy and wife Charlyn of Flower Mound, Texas; and two granddaughters, Carson Celeste Stacy and Caroline Grace Stacy. He is also survived by other dear relatives including his cousin, Priscilla Fullilove and her husband Dr. David Fish of Houston, and their daughter Amy; his faithful caretaker of 40 years, Lucille Law; and numerous treasured friends. 
Stokes, Samuel Dewey, Jr. 1942 HS-1944 JC ~ 27-Oct-2008, 83, died early Tuesday Morning, Oct. 27, 2008, following a long illness. Mr. Stokes was born in Midland, Texas, June 18, 1925, and grew up on a ranch near Carrizozo. In 1940, his junior year in high school, he entered New Mexico Military Institute. Among his many activities at the Institute for three years, Dewey was a well-known member of the polo team. In June 1945, at the end of his first year of college, Mr. Stokes joined the Army. He received his basic training at Fort Riley Kan., was assigned to the mechanized cavalry, attended Texas A&M and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant. Lt. Stokes was transferred to the 86th Infantry Division and served in the Philippine Islands until 1946, when he was discharged as a captain. Returning to New Mexico, Dewey attended the Texas School of Mines in El Paso two semesters where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He moved to Midland and became a scout for Shell Oil Co. In 1950 during the Korean War, Capt. Stokes was recalled to active duty and served in Cody, Wyo., where he met and married Ruth Lunsford. She preceded him in death in 1953. He was discharged and Shell moved him to Roswell in 1954. Later that year, Nov. 5, he married Gayle Armstrong. From 1955 to 1995, he managed the farms and ranches of Armstrong and Armstrong. Dewey was highly respected for his dedication to his family and his love of the farms and ranches. He was president of the NMMI Alumni Association, 1968-1970, and later served on the NMMI Foundation Board of Directors. Survivors include his wife Gayle; his sons, Leonard R. Stokes 1970 HS and his wife, Cheryl, of Alto, James G. Stokes 1973 HS-1975 JC and his wife, Linda, of Plano, Texas, and Brian D. Stokes 1976 HS and his wife, Robyn, of Roswell; his daughter Lauri, of Broomfield, CO; seven grandsons; four granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. 
Subera, Calvin Miles 1944 HS ~ 29-Dec-2003
Sullivan, Louis Bernard 1944 JC ~ 19-Oct-2010 Born: July 31, 1925 Died: October 19, 2010 Lou, a resident of Cottonwood, CA, died peacefully at his ranch with loved ones by his side. In July he celebrated his 85th birthday in San Jose among his long time friends, a happy occasion for all. He was born and raised in San Jose, the son of Helen and Tim Sullivan. Tim was seen many times riding in San Jose parades. Lou’s love of horses and ranching continued and his dream of having his own ranch was hatched. He moved to his ranch in Cottonwood in 1995. Lou was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute. After graduation he attended Stanford University for a brief time, joining the U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Returning from Military service he again attended Stanford University, graduating in 1949. After graduation he joined with Jim Sanders and the two started the Sanders and Sullivan insurance agency. They were partners for 27 years before merging the agency with a world-wide brokerage. Lou also served on the boards of C.P. National, Bank of America, and I.D.T. Traveling the world was his passion. He was an avid sailor, sailing his boat through the Panama Canal or just spending a lazy day on San Francisco Bay. Dinner at the St. Francis Yacht Club gave him great pleasure. He will be missed and remembered as a kind, generous, and faithful person by all who knew him. He will be particularly missed by his ranch managers Roger and Lourdes Dafonseca, their daughters Sandra and Deanna, and also Kevin and Cathi Kay of Redding and their daughters Lesley and Ashley, all of whom Lou considered to be his family.
Sumner, LTG Gordon, Jr., USA (Ret) 1944 JC ~ 05-Apr-2012 The passing of General Sumner on April 5, 2012, is an enormous loss for the many people who loved him. Over a long military and political career, Sumner was on the inside of many of the nation’s significant historic moments, such as three wars, development of the nuclear bomb and many of the developments of politics relating to Latin America and the Middle East. Sumner relates many of his adventures in a book he wrote, titled Marching On: A General’s Tales of War and Diplomacy. The book is an easy read, consisting of a number of vignettes that reflect humor, poignancy and even anger with political decisions made by the State Department and even presidents. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Sumner’s stellar career started with his enrollment at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He never returned to Albuquerque. “The Army grabbed me,” he said. “I went to the institution because I wanted to be a soldier.” He had no high ambitions then. He loved horses and all he wanted to be was a “second lieutenant of cavalry and ride the Mexican border.” He enlisted at the age of 17 and two years later was a second lieutenant commanding a light tank company. He graduated from officer Candidate School and was number 1 in his class. After that, he spent a number of years commanding various artillery batteries. Coming out of World War II a first lieutenant, he didn’t regret his choice of profession. “I thought soldiering was everything it should be,” Sumner said in an interview in his office recently. At first, he regretted not going to West Point to get a degree. But one of his mentors pointed out that he had more command experiences than anyone at the Military Academy. Instead, Sumner was sent to Louisiana State University, where he was an artillery instructor – the only instructor without a college degree. While he didn’t see much action in World War II, Sumner saw plenty in the Korean War. That included being wounded and captured by the Chinese. Two days later, during a strafing run by American planes, Sumner and another soldier escaped. While he was in the hospital, Sumner was recruited to be a speech writer for General Douglas macarthur. It was in the 1950s that Sumner became acquainted with nuclear development, starting with a bomb called “Honest John.” The clearances required by that introduction to nuclear involvement led to many posts as an aide to the military’s top brass. He remembers his role as an advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was during a 14-month tour in Vietnam that Sumner showed his ability to contest decisions made by his superiors. A lieutenant colonel commanding the 25th Artillery Division, he told his superiors that a planned attack in the “Iron Triangle” would be foolish. He was right. The division suffered heavy casualties in the battle. His clearances carried him higher into the ranks. It included a stint as head of the Middle East Task Group in the 1970s. He became involved in a number of historic events, including involvement with Charlie Wilson, whose famous covert operation resulted in a book and a movie called “Charlie Wilson’s War.” “The book was quite accurate,” Sumner said. It was as a lieutenant general that he became involved in the Panama Canal Treaties and eventual disillusionment and disgust with decisions being made by the Carter administration. “I felt there were bad contracts being made by bad people,” he said. He also was disgusted by the administration’s decision to get rid of counter-intelligence. Sumner decided it was best to retire. “When you morally disagree it is just best to retire or resign,” he said. “If you just keep going along with it, you become part of the problem instead of the solution.” He came back into public life when he was appointed as an ambassador at large to Latin America by President Ronald Reagan. That appointment turned into a decade-long political career. When he retired, Don Kerr, head of the Los Alamos Laboratories, asked him to start a company. The result was Sumner Associates, which acts as a consultant on nuclear matters. “We deal with high-tech problems that other people can’t deal with, “ he said. Until the day of his death, Sumner maintained that hard-charging energy. Despite health problems, he enjoyed activities such as snowshoeing, tennis, squash (if he can find someone who knows how to play), fishing, hunting, hiking, and traveling with his wife, Frances. Gordon will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Frances; son, Ward Sumner (Barbara); daughter, Holly Sumner (John Dacey); step-daughters, Lenore Miranda, Adrienne Borrego (Danny), and Valerie Easterling (Jeff); and numerous grandchildren.
Swanner, Teddy Lynn 1944 JC ~ 01-Jun-1974
Symons, Richard Arnold 1944 JC ~ 29-Dec-2001
Talley, Monroe Robertson 1944 JC ~ 25-Jun-2005
Taylor, Walker Mooring, III 1944 JC ~ 01-Jul-1987
Terrill, John Franklin 1944 JC ~ 11-Feb-2011
Thayer, Irving Clark 1944 HS ~ 22-May-1974
Timberlake, Robert Mason 1944 JC
Timberlake, Thomas Edgar, Jr. 1944 JC
Tipling, Ralph Milton 1944 HS
Turner, Herbert Albert, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 22-Apr-1997
Vittitoe, 1LT James Daniel, USA 1944 JC ~ 18-Oct-2006
Vollmer, Ernest, Jr. 1944 JC
Ward, PVT Edward Butler, Jr., USA 1944 HS  – WWII-Killed in serivce – died from a cerebral hemorrhage in October 1945.
Ward, John Taylor 1942 HS-1944 JC ~ 20-Jun-2015, died surrounded by love and peace at his home on Saturday (June 20, 2015). John was born March 29, 1924, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the son of the late Col. John T. Ward and the late Betty King Ward Fisher. A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, he was an anti-tank gunner with the 357th infantry in the Hedgerows of Normandy, and discharged after the war from OCS Armored School at Fort Knox, Ky. Growing up, he completed schools in the Philippines, Branchville, Texas, Long Branch, N.J., Chattanooga, Tenn., Junction City, Kan., Sausalito, Calif., Roswell, N.M., New Mexico Military Institute, George Washington University and Na-tional Academy of Broadcasting. With two partners, he built WKOB radio station in North Adams, Mass. He had also been a time sales-man for WNAB in Bridgeport, Conn., and the commercial manager of WLCR in Torrington, Conn. Retiring from broadcasting, he was sales manager of J.F. Farmer Co., and a Studebaker dealer in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. He was territory manager of Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia, Pa., covering Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties for 15 years, retiring in 1971 and joining Shults-Gage Chevrolet as salesman and later lease manager, and then with Hartley Buick. John also worked several years at Dotson Motors with Ron Dotson and Bob Woodard, before retiring in 1987. John was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon SAE he was pledged at Massachusetts State chapter “Mass Kappa” initiated at MIT on founders day and later a member of Washing-ton City RHO SAE. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Elk’s in North Adams, Mass. Locally he was a member of the Jamestown and Mayville American Legions, and Lake Chautauqua Memorial Post Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mayville. He was also a board member of the Magnolia Cemetery. John was a musician who loved writing songs, entertaining as a pianist, being a drummer and playing the guitar. John was always the hit of a gathering when he got out his guitar or played some terrific foot stomping boogie-woogie on the pi-ano. He was also a philosopher and loved everybody. He would help anybody that needed him. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Harper Ward, whom he married 36 years ago on April 28, 1979, in Ashville, N.Y.; six children; John (Beth) Ward and their children: Andrew Ward and Marcia Murray, Robert (Carol) Ward and their children: Jennifer Wildvank, Jessica Vargas and Kyle Ward, Edward (Dawn Lundmark) Ward and their children: Nicole Haley and Robert Ward, William (Dena) Ward and their children: Bille and Alice Ward, Betty Jane (Jim) Berdine and their children: Derek, Eric, Taylor and Jerod Hendrickson, and Peter Ward and his children: Riley and Cameron Ward; two stepdaughters: Janet (Dale) Weatherlow and their children: Ryan McChesney and Zachary Weatherlow and Sue (Mark) Graziano and their children: Travis, Nick and Rachel Fisher; 11 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Windover Ward, who died in 1974; and a grandson, Joshua McChesney. 

Ward, PVT Roy Freeman, USA 1944 JC ~ 10-Apr-1944  WWII-Killed in service – died at Mayo Hospital on 10 April 1944.
Warren, Berneau Lamkin, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 31-Aug-1997
Watkins, Ralph Armstead, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 02-Aug-2009  83, passed away peacefully at home on August 2, 2009, in Glendale, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Patricia of 57 years, and two children: Cynthia Haggard (Dale Haggard deceased) and Ralph Watkins, III (Michele Watkins), six grandchildren (Bradley and Wyatt Haggard, Ralph Watkins IV, Kristina, Brandon and Grant) and four great-grandchildren. Ralph was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 29, 1926. Ralph was a named most distinguished alumni of Roswell, New Mexico, Military Institute (NMMI). He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He later was awarded most distinguished alumni and served as a member of the Arizona Board of Regents. He was an avid supporter of education. Ralph served his country as a Marine in the Korean War and World War II. He later became civilian aide to the Secretary of Army for the state of Arizona. Senator Barry Goldwater appointed him chairman of the Navajo/Hopi Relocation Commission. Ralph was the past chairman of the Arizona Department of Transportation. He was the youngest, Past Department Commander for the American Legion. Ralph loved his country and served diligently on many additional boards and committees to numerous to name. He had the opportunity to meet every President of the United States since President Eisenhower. Ralph recently became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ralph was a kind, generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His family cherished his sharp wit, intelligence and charity to everyone in his life. Ralph’s, love, influence and example will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Watson, Fred Somerville, Jr. 1944 JC
Watson, Marvin Johnson 1944 HS ~ 13-Aug-2008
Weaver, William Gaubbert, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 01-Nov-1979
Weed, COL Mahlon Garland, USA (Ret) 1944 HS
Weede, James Alva, Jr. 1944 JC ~ 17-Dec-1982
Welch, Wendell Condrey 1944 HS ~ 30-Oct-1980
Wells, Oscar Thomas, Jr. 1944 JC
Westervelt, Richard Donlon 1944 HS ~ 06-Jun-2002
Wheelock, Dr. George Richard 1944 HS ~ 18-Feb-2014
Wheelock, John Nim, Jr. 1944 JC passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Del Mar on February 18, 2014. The son of Gilbert Harding and Myra Wheelock, Dr. Dick was a US Naval WWII veteran and upon return he attended the University of Arizona. He earned his medical degree from Baylor University in1953 and married Mary Elizabeth McDaniel. They moved to Del Mar, founded the Del Mar Medical Clinic, and raised a family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and 4 children, Michele Pitts, M’Liss Defrancesco, Theresa Sandefur and G. Richard Wheelock, Jr., as well as his 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Del Mar’s doctor retired in 1991 and immediately founded the St. Leo’s Medical Clinic providing free care to the needy of North County. G. Richard was a member of the Del Mar Rotary Club and he served on the Board of MAEGA for over 20 years. He will be missed by many: family, friends, patients, colleagues, and, especially his Thursday bridge group.
Wieslander, Frederick W. 1944 HS ~ 26-Jan-2001
Williams, Ivan Bunger, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 02-Aug-2007 81, general contractor, died Thursday, 2 August 2007.
Winder, John Robert 1944 JC ~ 01-Jul-1977
Withers, John Kesson 1944 JC ~ 16-Mar-2015 of Santa Rosa, CA, formerly of Rochester, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born in Rochester in 1925. John was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and earned an advanced degree at Syracuse University. He was a World War II vet and flew B29s during the Korean War. He was a past president of Santa Rosa West Rotary Club and District Governor 1973-1974. John was active in many other local organizations. He loved to travel and visited close to 200 countries. He is survived by his wife, Pat; two children, John Withers II (Carolyn) of Santa Rosa, CA, and Ginger Withers of Los Gatos, CA, six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and two brothers, Charles of Rochester and Robert of Phoenix, AZ.
Wolfe, Dewitt Clinton, III 1944 HS ~ 12-Apr-1951
Wren, Joseph Goree 1944 JC ~ 28-Dec-1992
Wright, John Grant, Jr. 1944 JC
Wright, Kenneth Andrews, Jr. 1944 HS ~ 19-Mar-2011 (July 16, 1926 – March 19, 2011) Kenneth A. Wright, Jr., 84, of Lake Bluff died Saturday, March 19. Adored and championed by his wife Carolyn of 54 years, children Sally E. Wright of Schaumberg, Kenneth A. “Andy” Wright, III (Heather) of Lake Forest, granddaughters Caroline Wright and Margaret Webster, and a multitude of friends and family who appreciated him for his grace, humor, charm and principled life. Ken departed for Heaven from Lake Forest Hospital, Saturday evening. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 16, 1926 to Kenneth A. And Nell Thames Wright. He grew up in Ft. Mitchell, KY, attending the Beechwood School in Ft. Mitchell through 10th grade. As WWII was in progress, he transferred to New Mexico Military Academy in Roswell, NM, graduating in 1944. He entered the infantry Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, GA, and then joined Patton’s Army in Europe as replacement military for the American soldiers returning home at the end of WWII. After returning home, he entered the University of Virginia in Charlottesville to pursue his Bachelor of Science and Business Degree. A severe riding injury to his leg necessitated his return home to Kentucky for long term recovery, where he transferred to the University of Cincinnati to complete his degree. (This long term recovery period offered the opportunity to pursue his love of music- fostered by his mother, a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music- especially Jazz by taking 12- string guitar lessons from noted Del Stanton). Upon graduation, Ken joined Standard Brands in Milwaukee, WI. He later moved to the Meredith Publishing Co. In Des Moines, IA where he had a 38-year career in magazine advertising sales with Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and then their developing and burgeoning Special Interest Publications. While in training at Meredith in Des Moines in 1955, he met fellow trainee Carolyn Davidson, a writer for B H&G, whom he married in 1956. Ken was first posted in New York City in the B H&G Advertising Office selling magazine advertising space. He moved to Boston, MA in 1959 to open a new office for the company there. (Boston was appreciated “home ground”- being the birthplace of his own father and ancestors.) In 1963, he moved west to the BH&G Chicago Advertising Office where he completed his 38 year career with Meredith. Ken has enjoyed his 48-year residence in Lake Bluff, contributing in many ways to the community and its activities, enjoying travel with his wife and family, and raising his children in the Lake Bluff and Lake Forest schools. Enjoying and proficient in many sports-favored golf-thought with all family members developing skill with the tennis raquet, fine family mixed-doubles contests ensured. They appreciated their many years with Lake Bluff Bath & Tennis Club and its members and activities and remember it with great fondness. Ken offered great support to his children’s’ sports teams-Tennis, girls’ softball and boys’ ice hockey- most notably as a Parent President of the Lake Forest High School Hockey Team in the pursuit of the State High School Hockey Championship in 1980- the first brought home to Lake Forest High School. Ken has been a lifelong member if the Episcopal Church and an active member of The Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, since 1963. One of his favorite participations has been with the “Young Pups” bible studies early on Thursday mornings before the early trains to the city.
Yarbrough, John Lavere 1944 JC ~ 30-Oct-2014 “Big Daddy”, was born on July 14, 1924, to Steve Yarbrough and Agnes Corrine Turley in Eufaula. In 1938, at the age of 14, he joined the Oklahoma National Guard and was on duty in the Louisiana swamps until his father insisted he come home. After graduating from Eufaula High School in 1942, John attended the Roswell New Mexico Military Institute until his unit in the Army Air Corp was activated, and he was assigned to Italy as a B-24 Bomber Pilot during World War II. After his military term, he came home and graduated from Oklahoma A&M with a degree in Animal Husbandry, married Shirley McMakin, and then was called into service again during the Korean War. While serving in Korea, he was the unit commander of Eufaula National Guard until called home due to the death of his father. John had his first ranch in Stidham, Okla., later moving to Marietta with his wife and daughter and was owner of the Lazy Y Ranch in Rubottom while at the same time managing the Lazy K Ranch owned by his father-in-law, G.C. McMakin. The cattle business was a big part of his life and he was eventually appointed as a Director of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association. Subsequently, he entered the world of banking and became the Executive Vice President and Director of the First National Bank of Marietta. During the next stage of his life, he became co-owner of Helms & Yarbrough Realty, President of the Carter County Board of Realtors and married Beth Smith. He was one of the original founders and directors of Citizen’s Bank and Trust in Ardmore and also served as Vice President of the bank for many years. Upon his retirement, golf became his “work”. He loved all of his time on the golf course and considered his golfing buddies his family also, even if they took his money. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mason and Shriners. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; three sisters, Mildred, Stevella and Nadine; one brother, Harmon; and son-in-law, Danny Southerland. He is survived by three daughters, Sally Lewis, Diane Boland and Tina Bigham; three grandsons, Travis Southerland and wife, Tasha, Jay Boland, and Barry Boland and wife, Ragan; two granddaughters, Jaci Inman and Jenna Swboni; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who looked to him as the patriarch of the family. He also leaves behind special friends, June Maddox, Lonnie and Louise Harris and Dr. Hayden Henry.
Young, Charles Holt 1944 HS ~ 30-Sep-2017
Zarlenga, Antonio John 1944 HS


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Albert, Maurice I. 1943 HS ~ 16-Dec-1973
Alexander, Gale E. 1943 JC ~ 31-Mar-2012  88, of Borger died Saturday, March 31, 2012. Mr. Alexander was born July 12, 1923, in Henryetta, Okla. He was a Borger resident for 86 years. He married Marilyn Ann Ralston, who preceded him in death in 2010. He was an oil and gas producer for many years, a Borger Independent School District school board member and a member of First United Methodist Church of Borger. He was a graduate of Phillips High School and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He served in World War II in the Army 371st Engineers from 1943 to 1946. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doyle and Keith Alexander. Survivors include a brother, Stan Alexander of Oklahoma City; a sister, Wanda Jean Alexander of Houston; three sons, Gary and Pam Alexander of Borger, Curt and Vickie Alexander of Canyon and Brian and Sarah Alexander of Victoria; grandchildren, Stacie and Todd Welchlen, Ben Alexander, Justin Alexander, Craig and Sarah Alexander, Kelli Alexander, Abby and Justin Javernick and Elizabeth and Casey Reed; and great- grandchildren, Reed, Marlee, Allie, Hayden, Lushon and Mayson.
Allday, Robert E., Jr. 1943 JC
Allmand, James Rupert, Jr. 1943 JC
Anderson, John B. 1943 JC ~ 16-Jul-2002
Anderson, Robert Morgan 1943 HS ~ 20-Mar-2009
Armstrong, Francis L. 1943 HS
Austin, Dr. Flavius L., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 06-Sep-1980
Austin, Lawrence H. 1943 JC
Baca, David J., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 09-Oct-2005
Bagot, Donald L. 1943 HS
Ball, COL Harry P., USA (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 10-Jun-2017  Harry Ball was born on August 13th, 1925, in Cheyenne, WY.  He grew up in San Antonio, TX, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, graduating in 1943.  He entered the United States Military Academy in the summer of 1944 and graduated in the class of 1947 when he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry.  The following year he was a student officer at the Ground General School at Ft Riley, KS, and then attended the Basic Officers course at the Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA. In the summer of 1948, Harry was transferred to Korea where he served with the 7th Infantry Division.  He briefly commanded K Co, 5th Regimental combat Team and in June of 1949 was reassigned to the Korean Military Advisory Group (KMAG) where he served as Battalion Advisor in the 1st Division, Republic of Korea (ROK) Army, then deployed along the 38th Parallel. Harry departed Korea late in 1949, took parachute training at Ft. Benning, and joined the 82nd, he served in a Rifle co of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, as Executive Officer, division Headquarters Co, and as the Division Antitank Platoon Leader.  It was during this tour that he married Helen Moore who is the daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter of career military officers.  Their wedding was followed at once by orders back to Korea. In January 1952, Harry arrived in Korea and was assigned as Company Commander, CoC, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.  For the next six months, Harry’s unit helped man the Main Line of Resistance (MLR), an official campaign known as “Second Korean Winter.”  It was during this period of active ground combat that 1st Lt. Ball was promoted to Captain and awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge. Harry returned to the United States in March of 1953 and was assigned to Ft Benning to attend the Infantry Officers Advance Class.  Upon completion of this school in April 1954, he was assigned to the Office of the Infantry Center G-4.  In the summer of 1955, Harry located in Canyon, TX, after a three-year ROTC tour, he was selected to attend the Army command and Staff College at F Leavenworth, KS.  He was also promoted to major at that time. Following his CGSC graduation in 1959, Harry was sent to Oberammergau, Germany, to serve as an instructor in the NATO Special Weapons School.  The mission of this school was to teach nuclear weapons employment to officers of all services of the fifteen NATO nations.  In August of 1962, he returned to the States to attend the Armed forces Staff assigned to the 101st Airborne Division where he served as Deputy Commander, 1st Battle Group, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 506th, and after eighteen months with the same regiment, became the Division’s Assistant chief of Staff for Personnel (G-1). Harry was then assigned to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) where he served as Executive Officer to the J-1.  Following that one-year tour, he returned to the States to attend the naval War College at Newport, RI, where he also earned a Master of Science degree in International Relations and received his promotion to Colonel.  After his graduation from the Naval War College, he moved to the Pentagon where he was assigned to the Management Directorate, Office of the Comptroller.  During this tour, he also served on a Special Review Panel studying reorganization of the Army in the Continental US. 1970 found Harry back in Korea for a third tour, this time as the commander of the 3rd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, deployed on the Demilitarized Zone.  Upon the deactivation of the 7th Division, Harry became the Deputy Chief of Staff, I corps.  When he returned to the States in 1971, he was assigned to the Combat Developments Command, Ft Belvoir, VA.  Upon activation of the Training and Doctrine command (TRADOC), he was reassigned to Ft. Monroe, VA, and continued to work in the combat development area. Harry’s final tour of duty was with the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA, where he served on the faculty for three years.  During his third year at Carlisle, Harry was head of the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations.  On 31 July 1977, he retired from the Army after thirty years of active service. In lieu of a civilian career, in august 1977 Harry began studying American diplomatic history at the University of Virginia.  This culminated in 1983 with the award of his doctorate degree, and in 1984 he published his book entitled ‘Of Responsible Command’: A History of the U.S. Army War College.  In 2002, the Army War College selected Harry Ball for induction into their Distinguished Fellows Program. Harry and Helen have two sons, two granddaughters, and three grandsons.  The divide their time between Bryce Resort in Virginia and at the Indian River Colony club in Florida.
Barlow, Edwin D. “Tar” 1943 JC ~ 16-Apr-2014 died April 16, 2014, in Greenville. “Tar” was born July 19, 1924, to Edwin and Ima Bickham Barlow in Greenville. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1941 and New Mexico Military Academy in 1943. He entered the Army and mustered out in 1946. He was last stationed in Panama. “Tar” graduated with a business degree from Southern Methodist University, then entered the family florist/nursery business from which he retired after 46 years. “Tar” served as chairman of the Greenville Hospital Authority, the entity which planned, financed, and built Hunt County Hospital, now known as Hunt County Regional Medical Center of Greenville. “Tar” was for many years active in various civic groups and organizations, including Rotary, Masonic Order (32nd degree Mason), YMCA, Little League, MOAA, and the American Wine Society. He was a member of United Presbyterian Church in Greenville where he for many years designed, planned, and planted the flower gardens. Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Hodges of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Beckie and Donald Dreibelbis of Lebanon, Pa.; grandchildren Hayden Hodges and wife Erin of Dallas, Sally Fienup and husband Chris of Memphis, Tenn., Kara Julius and husband Robert of Towson, Md., Capt. Sheldon Hodges of Fort Stewart, Ga., LTJC Ellen Dreibelbis of Bethesda, Md., and Samuel Dreibelbis of State College, Pa.; and great-grandchildren Jo Fienup, Clark Julius, Henley Grace Hodges and Huck Julius. “Tar” was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 60 years, Sally Edson Barlow.
Barr, Robert L. 1943 JC ~ 15-Sep-2009 86, a senior executive in engineering firms and the Environmental Protection Agency, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Sept. 15 at his home in Manassas. Mr. Barr served 10 years in the Army Corps of Engineers, until 1955, then entered the private sector as a senior executive at engineering firms overseas, which took him to nearly every continent.
Barrack, Malcolm F. “Mal” 1943 JC ~ 10-Jan-2006 passed away peacefully at home among his beloved family in the early afternoon hours of January 10, 2006 after a long, courageous battle with bone marrow disease. Mal was born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 28, 1923 to Frank and Martha Barrack. He was the oldest of four children. He grew up and attended grade school and high school in Trinidad. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He attended West Point and then served in the U.S. Army of Occupation during World War II in Germany. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Second Lieutenant. Mal then graduated from San Diego State College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1951 he embarked on a car shopping trip to Detroit with his father and brother. On the way home they stopped in Peoria, Illinois. While having dinner with some relatives he met his future bride Elizabeth. They were married in December of the same year. They settled in San Diego where together they had seven children. Mal was a self-employed grocer and businessman. More importantly he was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family very much and left a legacy of love, caring and faith in God that they will all carry with them forever. Mal was predeceased by his dearly beloved wife Elizabeth in 2001. He is survived by his seven children, Frank and his wife Cathy, Malcolm and his wife Monika, Gina, Margaret, Edward and his wife Lisa, Teresa Couri and her husband Mark, Michael and his wife Donna, his 13 beloved grandchildren, brother Herbert, sister Jeanette, brother Alfred, and countless loving nieces and nephews. 
Bartlett, Carl J., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 22-Jul-1995
Bayer, Lloyd F., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 02-Aug-2001
Bennett, John D. “Jack” 1943 HS ~ 12-Mar-2008 83, Ottawa, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
Bennett, Robert M., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 05-Jan-2014 a longtime Amarillo business executive, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born March 3, 1924, in Amarillo, Texas to Dr. Robert M. Bennett, Sr. and the former Lulu Dixon. He attended Wolflin Elementary, Nixon Jr High and Amarillo High in Amarillo. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute 1940-1943, where his roommate was the brother of his future wife. In 1941, he entered Officer Candidate School. He served in the Army in WWII, in the Pacific Theater. He left the Army in 1946, as a Captain and moved to Syracuse, New York to start a silver business. While in New York, he became reacquainted with the woman who would become his wife, Ann Tonia Clark. He returned to Amarillo in 1950. He and Tonia were married in late 1950. He worked for his step-father, Alvin Hill, at Hill Lines, an Amarillo transfer and trucking company. He purchased Panhandle White Truck franchise in 1952 and established the business on Amarillo Blvd. He purchased West Texas Equipment Co., a Caterpillar dealer in Amarillo and Lubbock, in 1969. He constructed the WTEC building east of Amarillo in 1970. In 1986 he sold WTEC to Warren Equipment and started Satana Corp., a lender based in Downtown Amarillo which he ran until his death. He was president of the Amarillo Club three times and a member for over 50 years. He was an avid wing shooter, winning numerous awards and shooting all over the world. He provided several young people in Amarillo with private scholarships to pursue Higher Education. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Toni; three sons, Christopher of Central TX, Shannon of CO and Patrick and his wife Trisha of Amarillo TX; a sister Betty Eberhart of New Hampshire and her family and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Clark and family of Durango, CO.
Best, Charles, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 16-Jan-2003
Blackshear, Roy Shipman 1943 JC ~ 26-Dec-2006 83, Of Hilo, Hawai’i, died Dec. 26, 2006. Born In Hilo. Retired President of W.H. Shipman, Co. Survived by daughters, Barbara Ann Andersen and Joan Blackshear-Leech; Sister, Beryl Walter; two Grandchildren.
Blanchard, CPL Winthrop E., Jr., USA 1943 JC ~ 21-Feb-1945 – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 21 February 1945.
Bloom, James H. 1943 JC
Bon, William S. 1943 JC ~ 01-Feb-2017 passed away unexpectedly at his home on the night of February 1st.   He joins Ruth, his beloved wife of 63 years, in heaven just 7 months after her passing.  He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.   He is survived by 5 children:  Andrea, Stephen, Richard, Linda and Michael; 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends who loved and respected him.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth Bon, sister Jane Bon Swanton, and infant daughter Carol Kay. Bill was born in Casper in 1923 to Cecil and Gladys Bon. He went to public school in Casper and graduated from NCHS in 1941. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of New Mexico.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific as a naval officer on the USS Carol.  After returning from the service he attended the University of Wyoming, graduating with a Law degree in 1949. He was a founding partner of Casper Law Firm “Schwartz, Bon, Walker & Studer†and continued to practice law up until his death at 93.  He was past president of the Wyoming State Bar, Natrona County Bar, Kiwanis Club, Jr. Chamber of Commerce and Sigma Chi Fraternity.  He was baptized at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and remained an active member. He loved traveling with Ruth, friends and family.  He was a loyal fan of Wyoming Cowboy football and basketball, loved skiing, golf, tennis and outdoor activities.  He enjoyed making others laugh, had great wit, and loved life!
Bond, Wilkes D. 1943 JC
Boone, Thomas G. 1943 JC
Boothe, Lt Col T. Nelson, USAFR (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 28-Mar-2009 , 86, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009. Tom was born August 11, 1922, in Sweetwater, the youngest of three sons to ranchers Walter L. and Mattie F. Boothe. His 65-year marriage to Betty J. Ingham of Ozona resulted in three children and six grandchildren.The exciting and diverse life Tom would lead started on the ranch, in the Sweetwater public schools, earning his Eagle Scout, and attending the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Texas. He then entered the Army Aviation Cadet program in 1944, during World War 11 and as a member of the 325 Fighter Group in Italy he piloted a P-51 fighter plane on 26 combat missions over enemy territory in central Europe, earning the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters and Campaign Medal with four bronze service stars. After the war he went back to the family business, ranching in Sweetwater and eventually established his own ranch in Two Dot, Mont.In the mid 50s he went back to flying with the Air Force Reserve and as a civilian military instructor pilot in San Marcos, Marianna, Fla. and Mineral Wells, flying fixed wing conventional and jet planes as well as helicopters with a short stint as a commercial airline pilot in New Orleans. During the Vietnam War, while instructing Army helicopter pilots at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Tom flew US Air Force Transport C-124 supply missions out of Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth to Southeast Asia, eventually retiring from the Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel and Squadron Commander.Continuing with his love of flying Tom spent 6.5 years in Isfahan, Iran as a helicopter flight instructor, eventually heading the primary flight program for Bell Helicopter. During their time overseas he and Betty enjoyed traveling through that part of the world and Europe. Upon the start of the Iranian Revolution, Tom and Betty returned to Fort Worth where he flew Chopper 5 for the local NBC TV station KXAS. After retirement he continued to enjoy many hobbies including scuba diving, water skiing, photography, four-wheeling and travel. But nothing compared to the time he spent on the ranch in Montana with his family and helping to raise his grandchildren.During this exciting life he and Betty managed to impart a love of all things Texas: the land, patriotism and family heritage to their three children, Ray W., Thomas N. Jr. and Bonnie B. Oden and their grandchildren as well as his nieces, nephews and good friends. His love of scouting encouraged his son, Ray, and grandsons, John and Nelson, to follow him as Eagle Scouts. Tom managed to make all around him feel like ‘family.’Survivors include his wife, Betty I. Boothe; son, Ray W. Boothe and his wife, Genell and their son, Nelson R. of Fort Worth; son Thomas (Tom) N. Boothe Jr., and his wife Karen and their daughters, Allison and Jessica of Abilene; and daughter Bonnie B. Oden, and her husband David and their sons John, Eric and Clay of Richardson.
Borbridge, Henry W. 1943 JC
Bowman, Malcolm G. 1943 JC ~ 10-Oct-2001
Boynton, PVT David M., USA 1943 JC ~ 08-Jul-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in action on Saipan on 8 July 1944.
Brashar, Robert F. 1943 JC
Brazier, Robert W. 1943 JC ~ 22-Oct-1991
Brentari, John A., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 27-Jun-2003, 78, died June 27 in Gallup. He was born Feb. 2, 1925 in Farmington. Brentari graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. He was a Veteran of World War II, served as chairman of the board at the First State Bank, board of directors of Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Association and chairman of the McKinley County Hospital Board. His hobbies included traveling, snow skiing and golf. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Brentari of Gallup; son, John Brentari III of Anacortes, Wash.; daughters, Dorothy Brentari of Cupertino, Calif. and Ruth Brentari of Greenbrae, Calif.; sister, Caroline Beaumont of Albuquerque; and two grandchildren. 
Brininstool, Carl O. 1943 HS ~ 10-Dec-2003
Broaddus, Goodwin P. “Goodie”, Jr. 1943 HS ~ 06-Apr-2005 , born Oct. 19, 1925, in Ponca City and passed away April 6, 2005. He attended Ponca City schools then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He immediately joined the Marine Corps and served in the Philippines for the duration of World War II. He joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Oklahoma University where he received his LLB-JD then returned to the Marine Corps for the Korean War. He then resided in Ponca City, where he had an insurance company. While residing in Oklahoma, he was on the board and president of the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Business Credit, Oklahoma Insurance Agents, First National Bank and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. In 1974, he moved to Dallas and opened a brokerage insurance company then joining American Southwest Insurance Managers. He retired in 2002, did graduate studies at Southern Methodist University Law School in dispute resolution, then was a member of Texas Association of Mediators and volunteered with Dallas Mediation Services. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Gail; three sons, Jim, Andrew and Robert; sister, Nancy; stepdaughters, Michelle and Marilyn; their spouses; and grandchildren. 
Brooke, James M. 1943 HS ~ 27-Dec-2012 88, of Tyrone, passed away at home on Dec. 27, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Silver City. He is sur¡vived by his wife of 66 years, Lou; his sons, Tom and wife, Sharon, of Albuquerque, and Craig of Los Osos, Calif.; grandchildren, Zach¡ary Brooke, Lisa Reichert, Jennifer Boyden, and Scott and Luis Bar¡raza; and nine great-grandchildren. He retired from Zork Hardware after working there for 22 years. His hobbies included birding, RV’ing and traveling to Mexico. He enjoyed visiting with anyone he came into contact with. He had been a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for 65 years.
Brown, Milton F., Jr. 1943 JC
Brown, Ray, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 05-Feb-2001
Bryan, John F. 1943 HS
Buchanan, Bill B. 1943 JC ~ 10-Nov-2012 age 89, passed away Nov. 10, 2012 at the Canyonlands Care Center in Moab. Bill was born May 24, 1923 in Sinbad, Colo., the youngest son of Bert and Ireta Buchanan. He was raised on the Pace family homestead in Castle Valley, Utah. After completing high school at the Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 12, 1942. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, on June 1, 1943. He flew cargo planes in the South Pacific during WWII. Bill married Doris mceatron Oct. 7, 1944. They hitchhiked to Las Vegas to get married. After the war they lived in Bakersfield, Calif. In the late 1940s they moved back to the Pace ranch in Castle Valley. In 1952, the family moved to Moab and Bill went to work for Burt Vivian, drilling holes for uranium. In 1966, Bill went to work for Texasgulf Sulphur in the maintenance department. He retired after almost 20 years of service. Bill was a Mason, a Past Master and a 50-year member of La Sal Lodge #30. He had a long association with the Arches Shrine Club and was a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a charter member and past Exalted Ruler of BPOE #2021. He was also a charter member of the Moab Golf and Country Club. Bill and Doris enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family. They also enjoyed many summers in Montana. His hobbies included woodworking, golf and ATV riding. Bill is survived by his daughters, Sandra (KC) Crymble of Montana, Linda (Fred) Powell of Moab and Susie (Tom) Hermansen of Wyoming; grandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Brennan, Jeff (Kelly) Crymble, Chris (Jenn) Powell, Jennie Powell, Chelsea (Geddy) Northrup, Crystal Hermansen, and Kelly Hermansen; great-grandchildren, Derek, Kelsey, Hugh, Elizabeth, Michael, Alex and Conner; nieces, Ireta (Charlie) Cockerell of New Mexico, Judy (Bobby) Amos of Arizona, Sally (Larry) Bullard of Grand Junction; and nephew, Dave (Brenda) mckinnon of California. He is also survived by cousins, Lorraine Halvorsen of Arizona and Ned Brown of Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, brothers, David and Buck Buchanan, and sisters, Zella Ray and Lola Hardy.
Burnett, Jerome B. “Jerry” 1943 JC ~ 13-Apr-2015  was born March 10, 1923 in Riverside, the son of Jerome Burnett and Ruth Shumway Burnett; he passed away at his Thermal home April 13, 2015. Jerry spent most of his childhood in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where his father worked as a petroleum geologist. When he was older he attended military school in Mississippi, and graduated from New Mexico Military Academy just in time for service in World War II. He was an Army Technician 5th Grade, 413th Infantry Regiment in Europe, but while in hospital in Bristol, England met a charming employee of the BBC, Inin Clunies-Ross. After Jerry was shipped home they wrote to each other for the next few years, until he finally persuaded her to visit California. And she did, and they were married in 1949. They had sons Ross and Bruce, and twins Jeffrey and Philip, all of whom made Jerry proud. One of the interesting moments in Jerry’s later years was the reunion with his half brother and half sister, twins who had been given up for adoption in 1927. Don Brown and Beverly Brown Milligan and their families met “the other families” in 2000, and Don and Jerry formed an especially close bond and visits to the desert ranch were special occasions. A multitalented man, Jerry ran Paul’s Pioneer Date Garden for some time. He had a store in Indio, Custom Classics, selling and repairing radios and TVs for many years. He played tennis very well, and made sure his sons did the same. He was a rockhound and lapidarist. He belonged to a group whose members went up into the mountains searching for mushrooms, including Jerry’s favorites, morels. Another hobby was placer gold mining; going out into the desert with a metal detector into gullies to find nuggets. When he decided to sell his lapidary equipment and gold, he learned the intricacies of web page designs and coding as an eighty-year-old attending college classes. Jerry was predeceased by his sister Helen Burnett Sieger and brother Don Brown. He is survived by his wife Inin, sister Beverly Milligan, sons Ross (wife Karen), Bruce (wife Tammy), Jeffrey, and Philip; twelve grandchildren, two great grandchild, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Burran, James A., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 01-Sep-1982
Butler, Hugh C., DVM 1943 HS ~ 23-Jul-2011 passed away from natural causes in Austin, Texas on July 23; 2011.The family provided some of the following information. Hugh was born in Helena, Mont. On Jan. 7, 1925, the oldest son of Dr. W.J. and John Ozella (Cato) Butler. He attended Hawthorne elementary school, Helena High School, and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. In 1936, on Lower Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, the Butler family was honored by the Blackfeet Indian tribe, and ceremonially adopted. The Blackfeet Indians gave Hugh the name Flying Eagle, sparking his lifelong admiration with Native American culture and, more specifically, the Blackfeet tribe. Hugh served in the U.S. Army in the Enlisted Corps from 1943-1945, during which he served in an overseas combat tour in Germany with Company B, 393rd infantry Regiment. Private First Class Butler fought in the infamous Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Then in 1945, PFC Butler was commissioned as an officer until his honorable discharge from active duty as a 2nd Lt. In 1946. During this time he served as company commander of Cod, 107th Battalion, and 76th Infantry. He remained in the Army reserves until his separation from the Army in 1954.While in the Army reserves; Butler attended Montana State College and received his Bachelor degree in applied sciences and a Master s degree in microbiology. He later attended Washington State University, where he received a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree in 1954, and a Master degree in physiology. While attending Montana State College, Butler met the love of his life, Jacqueline Mary Schlitgus, in 1947.  From their wedding date of Aug. 7, 1948 until the day of Jackie’s passing on April 12, 2010, they remained devoted to one another. During their 61 years of marriage, they shared similar passions: dinner parties with many dear friends, ranching and horseback riding, motorcycle touring, boating and camping, water skiing, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, dancing, singing, photography, traveling into Mexico, Canada, Alaska, and around the world, writing and attending pow-wows. In their retirement years, they enjoyed being in the lives of their three son s families and regaling them with rich family history and tales of their personal adventures. Dr. Butler s veterinary career started as the Assistant State Veterinarian for the Montana Livestock Sanitary Board. Beginning in 1955, he served professorships at Washington State University in animal surgery and physiology. In 1964, he moved to New York where he was a small animal surgeon with the animal medical center and engaged in research with the Sloane-Kettering Institute in Manhattan, NY. Then, in 1968, Butler moved to Manhattan, where he served as a professor of surgery at Kansas State University, until retiring in 1986. During that time, he was a pioneer in kidney transplants for dogs, and orthopedic surgical techniques. These discoveries helped advance the science of artificial joint replacement. In 2000, in light of his professional achievements and meritorious service to science, he was chosen to receive the prestigious E.R. Frank Award from Kansas State University. After his retirement in 1986, Butler moved to a log cabin Lodge of the Eagle outside Kailspell, MT, a lifelong dream that he and his wife shared. Their love for the Flathead Valley has been passed down to their children and grandchildren. In 2002, Butler and his wife moved to Austin, Texas to be close to family. Dr. Butler was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jacqueline, and son Benjamin. He is survived by his son, Hugh Daniel Butler and wife Sheri, of Elgin, IL, granddaughter, Elizabeth Butler Orkut and husband Matthew, and grandson Hugh Christopher Butler. He is also survived by his son John Butler and wife Judy, of Austin, Texas, granddaughter Camille Butler and grandson Samuel Butler. Dr. Butler is also survived by his son Ben s widow, Nell Butler, of Austin and her daughter, Rebekah Clark Alfaro, and husband, Martin Alfaro. Also surviving Dr. Butler are his dear brother Cato K. Butler 1947 HS and his wife, Dora of Helena, MT, along with nieces and nephews Cheye Ann Butler of Libby, Mont., Sioux Butler Roth of Helena, MT. And Tommy Butler of Helena, Mont. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Gerry (Schlitgus) Eagan of Santa Rosa, CA, nieces Maura Eagan of Santa Rosa, CA, and Ann Ivan of Rye, NY, and his brother-in-law Hugh Canney and his wife, the late Winifred Schlitgus, and family of Rochester, MN.
Byers, James E., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 27-Mar-1991
Byrne, Dr. Robert E. 1943 JC ~ 23-Mar-1999
Campbell, Frank W. 1943 JC ~ 03-Jun-2006 Engineer, inventor and local businessman- died June 3, 2006. He was 81. Born in 1924, Mr. Campbell grew up in Albany, Dallas and Denton. After graduating from high school in Denton, he enrolled in New Mexico Military Institute and was graduated in 1941. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp, earned his commission and wings in 1944 and flew B-26’s stateside until the end of WW II. He enrolled in Purdue University and earned a degree in civil engineering in 1948. Returning to Dallas he was employed in the road and bridge construction business for several years. In 1952 he began Campbell Brothers Construction with his younger brother Gene. The holder of several patents, Mr. Campbell was an early pioneer in fiberglass construction, hydroponics commercial farming, modular housing, drip irrigation and private safety deposit boxes. He was a roofing contractor for the original Astrodome and was active in commercial and residential real estate for many years. Mr. Campbell was a deacon and elder in Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Active in all aspects of the church for many decades, he was most proud of moving his favorite Sunday school class, the Currie Class, to co-ed. As a life-long outdoor enthusiast and Eagle Scout, he spent many years supporting the Boy Scouts of America. He was scoutmaster for both troops sponsored by Highland Park Presbyterian Church: Troop 80 and 82. Many young men were fortunate to have benefited from his patience, constant good humor and eternal optimism. He was married to the former Elizabeth Ann Stollenwerck for 52 years. He is survived by his three sons: F. Whitney Campbell, Jr. of Dallas; Grover S. Campbell and his wife Nancy of Austin; and Andrew L. Campbell and his wife Heather of Dallas. He has five grandchildren: Logan B. and Lee H. Campbell of Austin; and A. Logan, Jr., Bennett H. and Avery Elizabeth Campbell of Dallas. Other survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Gene Campbell (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stollenwerck (in-laws), Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stollenwerck (in-laws) and many nephews and nieces.
Capin, Samuel A. 1943 HS ~ 12-Feb-2007
Carpenter, William E. 1943 JC
Carr, Frank G., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 20-Jun-2011
Case, Edward M., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 03-May-1997
Chace, Gordon C. 1943 HS
Chace, John R. 1943 JC ~ 01-Oct-2012 Jan. 27, 1923 – Oct. 1, 2012, Resident of Santa Clara Loved by family and friends. John is survived by Nancy, Derrol, Gordon, Bruce Chace, and many others. John was a World War II veteran that served under Eisenhower in the European campaign, also a graduate of San Jose State University, which sharpened his skills in business as an insurance broker for 40 years. John was also a member of several organizations such as Freemasons, Shriners, and Elks.
Christie, Richard B. 1943 JC ~ 01-Jul-1999
Cleve, Bernard D. 1943 JC ~ 14-Apr-2001
Cleve, Charles F. 1943 HS ~ 03-Mar-2009 Charles passed away Sunday, March 3, 2009. Charles was born Aug. 1, 1925, to Bernard Lewis Cleve and Tillie Ella Martin in Artesia. Charles was a resident of Chaves County for most of his life. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1943. He attended New Mexico State University from 1947 to 1948, which is where he met and married Ruth Trice on Aug. 14, 1948. They lived in Deming from 1950 to 1952, where he owned Sinclair Distributing and a tire recapping business. They moved to Elk in 1952, where he was a rancher for most of his life. Charles and Ruth moved to Roswell in 2000, due to ill health. He is survived by his wife Ruth of the family home; two daughters, Pat Monarch and her husband Jay and Kim Ahlbom and her husband Dwight, all of Albuquerque; one son Christie F. Cleve, of Seminole, Texas; seven grandchildren, Christie F. Cleve II, of Seminole, Tristen Cleve, of Miami, Trae Cleve of Houston, Amy and Caleb Monarch and Elka and Brittnee Ahlbom, all of Albuquerque. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bernard David Cleve.
Cobb, Charles W. 1943 JC
Cobb, James Howell 1943 JC
Cobean, CAPT Warren R., Jr., USN (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 27-Jun-2007 passed away at home after a long illness, surrounded by his family. He was 84. He will be best remembered as one of the original members of Admiral Hyman Rickover’s “Nuclear Navy” and as the first reactor officer and later executive officer of the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine. Capt. Cobean is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Beaumont Cobean; sister Ruth C. Mcpherson of Roswell, New Mexico; son Warren R. Cobean III of Greenville, New York; son Charles S. Cobean of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter Lisa C. Muse of Croton, New York; nine grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. During his 26-year naval career, he served on the battleship New Jersey and the submarines Besugo and Nautilus. He then commanded the submarines Tiru, Halibut, James Monroe, and George C. Marshall before becoming Deputy Director of the Strategic Systems Project Office, which developed the Poseidon and Trident missile project. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service during this time. Capt. Cobean retired from the Navy in 1972 and began a second career, first at Con Edison in New York, and later at Burns and Roe in New Jersey, where he eventually became President. After retiring from Burns and Roe, he became a consultant to the boards of TVA, Duke Power, Toledo Edison, & other utilities.
Coffey, Dr. Roy B. 1943 JC ~ 06-May-2004
Cole, Howard S., III 1943 HS
Collins, Donald F. 1943 JC ~ 04-Apr-2016 was born in Long Beach, California. He passed away comfortably in his home in Bakersfield at the age of 91. After graduating high school in Houston TX, he attended New Mexico Military Institute, followed by the University of Texas . His education was interrupted when he joined the Army during WWII. During his time in the service, he was offered the opportunity to study electrical engineering at New York University , which continued until the end of the war. Upon his release from the Army, he resumed his education at the University of California, Berkley, to complete his degree in Geology. He began his career as a geologist for Shell Oil Company in Bakersfield in 1950. It was in Bakersfield where he met his future wife, Blanche Collins, who was a teacher at Arvin High School, and they were married in 1954. During his time with Shell Oil, they moved frequently, but eventually returned to Bakersfield in 1963. He retired from Shell Oil in 1972 and started working for Occidental Petroleum, until he retired in 1992. With Occidental, he had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world. After Blanche retired, she was able to travel with him on many of his business trips. After his retirement, they continued to travel frequently for pleasure, when not spending time with family and grandchildren, or working on his oil painting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Collins in 2004, after 50 years of marriage. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Rebecca Collins of Bakersfield, his daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Mike Seguine, of Bakersfield and three granddaughters, Jessica Piffero (Ben Piffero) of Fresno and Katie and Emily Seguine of Santa Rosa. 

Combs, Andrew J. 1943 HS Andrew Entered into eternal rest the afternoon of March 29, 2004, Andrew Andy J. Combs, husband of Roberta Brunson Combs. Residence, Hanahan, South Carolina. Mr. Combs was the son of the late Joe and Dora Combs. He was a member of Northwood Assembly Church and a retired self-employed builder, developer, and Realtor for forty years in New Mexico and South Carolina. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of New Mexico. Mr. Combs served in WWII as an Army Sgt.. He was a Medic and received two Battle Stars. He also was in the Korean Conflict as a Warrant Officer, 32nd Reg.- 7th Division, during which time he received two Battle Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge and while in the Army he received a Commendation Medal. He then served in the US Reserve as a 2nd Lt. in the Artillery. Mr. Combs was president of his high school Freshman Class, and as a Boy Scout he earned the Boy Scout Star and was Senior Patrol Leader. He was a Builder/Developer and developed several subdivisions, hundreds of homes, shopping centers, office buildings, golf courses, nursing homes, etc. Mr. Combs served on several Boards in the Community, such as the Economic Development Authority, SC, City Housing Authority, Charleston, Home Builders Assoc. (Vice President, Treasurer, National Rep., Past President), March of Dimes as Director and past President, Executive Association (Past President), Republican Party (State Exec. Committeeman, Past County Chairman), and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He was awarded several awards, Outstanding Achievement, NAHB, Outstanding Service, National Foundation and the Order of Palmetto, Governor, SC. Surviving Mr. Combs are his wife, Roberta Brunson Combs; four daughters, Leigh Patterson of Jefferson City, Missouri; Joanne Martin of Enterprise, Alabama; Karen Combs of Charleston, Michele Combs Ammons of Charleston; a son, Joe Combs of Charleston; a sister, Joan Middleton of Charleston and eight grandchildren.
Conner, Allen H. 1943 JC
Cook, John D., Jr. 1943 JC
Cooke, Bennie L., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 01-Sep-1999
Cowherd, Clifton R. 1943 JC ~ 20-Dec-2006  83 of Carrollton, Missouri died Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, Missouri. He was born August 21, 1923 to Dr. Russell V. Cowherd and Clifton R. Cowherd. Cliff, a lifetime farmer, was a 4th generation Carroll County farmer, a descendent of James V. Rogers, one of the early Carroll County settlers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Michaels, and his daughter, Dr. C. Miki Cowherd. In 1984, he married his wife, Emmalie Cowherd. Survivors include sons Robert Cowherd, Johnathan Cowherd, Andrew M. Cowherd 1988 HS and stepsons Benjamin Polen and Dallas Polen, 7 grandchildren, Miranda Cowherd, Dallas Polen, Spencer Polen, Luke Polen, Harrison Polen, Hayden Polen, and Annalie Polen. Cliff attended Eastern Kentucky State, The University of Missouri and was a graduate of The New Mexico Military Institute. He was a WW II veteran serving on the Pacific front through two invasions. Cliff was a former President of The Carroll County Trust Company and the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Hale, Missouri. He served on their bank boards as Board Chairman for many years. He was also a former board member of the Carroll County Savings & Loan. He was the founder and Scout Master of Troop and Explorer Post 800 of Carrollton, Missouri, and had many Eagle Scouts come from his troop. Cliff was a Medicine Man of the Tribe of MIC-O-SAY and served on many scout committees. He took his troop on summer canoe trips to the Minnesota wilderness and winter snow mobile trips, also to Minnesota. Cliff enjoyed scouting for over 30 years and was awarded the Silver Beaver for distinguished service. Cliff was a member of the 1st Christian Church of Carrollton.
Crabb, Lloyd A., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 14-May-2013 was born in Dallas, TX on August 27, 1922, the only child of Dr. Lloyd A. Crabb and Myrtice P. Crabb. He died of complications of congestive heart failure on May 14, 2013, at home under hospice care. He said he wanted to leave home feet first and he did, another old soldier has gone on. The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of his caregivers and medical providers for their wonderful care and support. Daddy grew up in Dallas and attended Woodrow Wilson High School there and New Mexico Military Institute in Rosewell New Mexico. He went to active duty in Jan of 1944, and shipped overseas in September to the beach at Normandy to await deployment as a combat infantryman in the 95th Division of Patton’s 3rd Army in France. While waiting to go into action, his outfit was pressed into service driving supply trucks to the rapidly advancing forces, the Red Ball Freight. He was going to his destination one time when General Patton stopped his convoy at a crossroads and told him to take his supplies to Patton’s tanks instead of where his orders told him to go, so they started that way and then turned off at the next crossroads and went where they were supposed to go. He entered combat and fought at the battle of Metz where his division got the nickname of the Iron Men of Metz, bestowed upon them by the German general in charge of the defense of the medieval fortress the 95th overtook. He was wounded at the Saar River in northern France, and spent a lot of time in various hospitals during his recovery. After recovering from his wounds, he married his childhood sweetheart Martha Jane Easley and, after finishing college at Texas Tech, they moved to Georgetown where they lived for the rest of their married lives. Lloyd farmed and ranched with his father-in-law Sam Easley in the Jonah area for a few years and then went into the egg business until Rheumatoid arthritis forced him to get a rest job with State Health Department where he spent the rest of his working life. He loved hunting, fishing and golf all of which he enjoyed before and after his retirement. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, his son Allen, and many beloved friends and family. He is survived by his wife Martha (Moppy), his son Lloyd A. Crabb, III (Larry) and his wife Yvonne, his granddaughter Ashley Isbell and her husband Zach and his great-granddaughters Riley and Tatum. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Clare Easley and Dorothy Edwards and her husband Joe, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Crawford, Robert E. 1943 JC ~ 04-Nov-1977
Crosby, 1LT Stanley W., Jr., USA 1943 JC – Korea-Killed in action 10 August 1950.
Cummings, Ralph M. 1943 JC ~ 25-Oct-1988
Curry, John G. 1943 JC ~ 10-Oct-2006 died October 20 at his home in Corvallis. He was 83. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to David H. and Enid (Griffin) Curry. He is survived by his wife, Anita Curry; sons John David Curry and Thomas Haitsch Curry; daughter Melinda Louise Curry; and sisters Irene Thorne and Sally Lewis Steele.
Curto, William P. 1943 JC
Daniels, John W. “Jack” 1943 JC ~ 03-Sep-2003 died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, September 3, 2003. Born October 31, 1923, he was the last of four children born to Bob and Adele Daniels. His father moved their family to Hobbs, N.M. in 1937during the oil boom years and in 1937 founded Bob Daniels & Sons, Inc. Jack graduated from Hobbs High School in 1941 and was a life long Hobbs Eagle in the grandest sense. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated in 1943. He joined the U. S. Navy and served in WWII from 1944-1946 aboard the USS Walton. Along side his parents and brother, he built Daniels Insurance, Inc. into a strong family business and later purchased the First National Bank of Lea County. He enjoyed a life of public service which began as a member of the Hobbs Water Board where he served for 20 years. He served as President of many organizations including the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, NM Amigos, NM Independent Insurance Agents, NM Bankers Association. He was a member of the New Mexico Military Hall of Fame and until recently served on the NMMI Foundation Board. He was appointed by Governor Jack Campbell to the State Investment Council in 1963 and later became a NM State Representative and chaired the House Education Committee. In 1970 he was a primary candidate for Governor losing to his good Friend Governor Bruce King. In 1972 he was the Democratic nominee for the U. S. Senate losing by a narrow margin to now Senator Pete V. Domenici. Jack will be remembered as a warm, fun, loving, and determined father, husband, son, brother, uncle, grandpa, and great grandpa. He taught us all to keep our sense of humor, honor our word, treat the janitor just like the CEO, and not to sweat the small stuff. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Peach), her children and grandchildren and his children’s mother, Libby Donley. He felt fortunate to have watched his children grow and have their own families and careers. He is survived by his daughters Dana Reaud and husband Wayne, Lt. Governor Diane Denish and husband Herb, and his son Robert Guy Daniels. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Suzanne Schreiber and husband Tony Rittenberry, Sara Schreiber, F. Spencer Schreiber, Reagan Reaud, and Ryan Reaud for his attention to them and their lives. One of his last pleasures in life was to share the birth of his great granddaughter, Sadie Ray Rittenberry. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Bobette and Dottie, and brother Robert William “Bill” Daniels 1939 HS-1941 JC.
Davis, Thomas M. 1943 HS ~ 01-Mar-1997
DeLay, W. Lawrence 1943 HS
DeShurley, George S. 1943 JC
Diamos, George N. 1943 JC
Dikitolia, Konstantino 1943 HS ~ 28-Mar-1990
Dillman, George P. 1943 JC ~ 27-Dec-2010
Dinneen, William J., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 15-Feb-2008  82, of Cheyenne died Feb. 15 at Cheyenne Health Care Center after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bill was born in Cheyenne’s Memorial Hospital on May 1, 1925, to William J. And Anna (mcgarry) Dinneen. He attended St. Mary’s School. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1943. He joined the army and became a part of General Patches 103rd Infantry Division, which fought in the European theater and later was assigned to free and protect those in the Nazi concentration camps. Following his discharge in 1946, Dinneen entered the University of Wyoming. After his graduation in 1949, he continued his interest and participation in university affairs, for which he was recognized in 2003 with the presentation of the University of Wyoming’s Medallion Service Award. Mr. Dinneen grew up working in the family businesses and after college graduation it became his career. He was loyal to Cheyenne and proud of his family roots. Bill’s great-grandfather, Maurice P. Dinneen, emigrated from Ireland in 1848. He homesteaded west of town in 1879. In 1890, Bill’s grandfather, William E., and his uncle, Maurice Jr. Founded the Dinneen Bros. Grocery at the corner of Pioneer and 17th Street. William E. Also started the Bonton Stables, which rented horse-drawn carriages and later automobiles. He became a franchise automobile dealer in 1906. William E. Was a charter member of the Cheyenne Industrial Club, which later became the Chamber of Commerce. After World War I, Bill’s father, William J. Dinneen Sr., managed the dealership and the Cheyenne Motor Bus Company, a business that grew from the purchase of the struggling Cheyenne Street Trolley in 1924. The Bus Company served Cheyenne and Fort Francis E. Warren until after World War II. William J. Dinneen Jr. Joined the family business in 1949. He was active in both the Cheyenne and Wyoming Automobile Dealers Associations. In 1995, he was chosen as Wyoming’s Time Quality Dealer of the Year. Bill’s son, John, partnered with his father in 1979. Bill was active in many civic organizations. In the late 1960s, he was appointed to the original Urban Renewal Board. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Association, LEADS, and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Bill was a past president of the Cheyenne Rotary Club and the Young Men’s Literary Club. He served as parade chairman on the Cheyenne Frontier Days Committee and later was on the Board of Directors. He was the honorary chair of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Denim ‘n Diamonds in 2003. He received Laramie County Community College’s Lifetime Heritage Award in 2005. Bill enjoyed automobiles, his garden and trees, golfing, traveling and the University of Wyoming football and basketball games. Most of all he liked people. “Uncle Willie” loved to sing and laugh. He brought great joy to many family gatherings. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marietta Trowbridge Dinneen; two sons, John Dinneen and daughter-in-law, Eileen, and Jim and his wife, Ray; and five grandchildren, Ryan of Portland, Ore., Tom of Seattle, and Elizabeth, Will and Claire of Cheyenne. Two sisters, Ann Dinneen Smith her husband, Clark, and their children, Tim, Chris, Paul, Bill, Annie and Amy; and Priscilla Lynch Roedel and her sons, Andrew and John Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son and an infant daughter; a sister, Kate Dinneen Rhoades; his stepmother, Margaret Lynch Dinneen; brother and sister, John Lynch and Margaret Lynch Cunningham; a nephew, Clark Smith Jr.; and his cousins and lifelong friends, Bill, Ned, and Don Murray.
Dodds, Edwin C. 1943 JC
Dormody, Hugh F., Jr. 1943 JC
Dow, George M., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 25-Oct-2013  91, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2013 in Houston, Texas. George was born August 31, 1922 in Houston, Texas to George M. Dow and Eleanor B. Dow who both precede him in death. George was the President/Owner of Dow Motor Sales, Huntsville, Texas, Owner of George M. Dow & Associates Real Estate and President of Merchants Bank, Atascocita. He was a Director of the Humble Rotary Club, member of the Houston Board of Realtors and a Master Mason. George is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Harriett R. Dow; daughter, Debra Dow Mangini and husband David Lee Mangini; son, Andrew Dow and wife Elizabeth R. Dow; grandchildren, Andrew John Mangini and wife Amy Oehler Mangini, Megan Anne Mangini.
Duke, B. Philips 1943 JC ~ 22-Aug-2010  87, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Marguerite Duke. Mr. Duke was born June 18, 1923, in Elida, NM, to parents Ben and Marguerite Duke. The family moved to Carlsbad, NM, in 1933. Mr. Duke graduated from CHS in 1941, and enrolled in NMMI, Roswell. He then joined the Air Force and proudly served our country during World War II. After the war, he attended S.M.U. in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated with a degree in business administration. Upon graduation he lived in San Angelo, Texas, and Phoenix, Ariz., where he was the owner of Screen City. Upon retirement in 1996, he returned to his “hometown” of Carlsbad. In his retirement, he enjoyed reading, woodworking and spending time with his beloved dog La Huerta.
Dumke, Ezekiel R., Jr., 1941 HS-1943 JC ~ 14-Apr-2018  passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, April 14, 2018. Zeke was born in 1923 in Ogden, Utah, to Dr. Ezekiel Ricker and Edna Wattis Dumke. He was educated in Roswell, New Mexico, and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute with a commission in the Cavalry. Later he served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II and with the Army Reserve until 1960. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Zeke married Katherine “Kay” Elizabeth White in 1951 and together they raised four children in Salt Lake City. Over the ensuing 67 years, their family continued to grow including 14 admiring grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, a devoted office staff and, in the last three years, his loving caretakers. An adventurer at heart, Zeke challenged his wife and children to an array of hair-raising adventures—camping, flying, hiking, horseback riding, boating, traveling and exploring far off places. Most of all, he cherished the lifelong family memories made at Hebgen Lake and Lake Powell. Kindness, curiosity and a deep respect for education and philanthropy were core values that guided Zeke’s life. Through his stories, his example, the opportunities he provided, he encouraged his children and grandchildren to experience life with the same zeal and dedication to service. Success, as well as failure, honed his incredible persistence, which kept him moving forward toward achieving his goals. Kay and Zeke enjoyed the simple beauties of the earth’s vistas, arches, wildflowers, sunsets, and the colorful quiet of remote deserts and mountains. They also enjoyed partnering on community projects with the intention of leaving wherever you are “a little better than you found it”. An enthusiastic promoter of Utah tourism, Zeke founded Bullfrog Resort on Lake Powell. He was one of the founders and president of Western States Management, the University of Utah Hospital Foundation, the Salt Lake Rotary Foundation, Dumke Insurance Agency, Western States Thrift, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah and several mining companies. Along with his wife, Zeke co-founded the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Foundation in 1988. Zeke respected those he worked with, and in turn, earned their respect. He loved his country, his community, and the relationships he formed with those he collaborated with. Zeke was proud of his pioneer forebears and was honored to build on their sacrifice and hard work. In turn, he became a trail-blazing visionary who saw a path forward where others did not. He brought houseboats to Lake Powell, the amphitheater to Red Butte, and tirelessly promoted the Bonneville Shoreline trail, Emigration Visitors district, Tracy Aviary and Fort Douglas Military Museum. He enjoyed collaborating to enhance the community and pushed those he worked with to expand their thinking in order to address the problems of today as well as the future. Zeke is survived by his brother, Edmund W. Dumke 1943 JC (Carol Browning), as well as his adoring family Betsy Thornton (Scott), Claire Ryberg (Steve), Zeke Dumke, III, (Angela Smart), Andrea Manship (Michael), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dunn, Dr. Jack, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 14-Jun-1999
Dyke, Martin T. 1943 JC ~ 09-Dec-2009 inventor, financier and father, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at age 85 in Valdosta, GA, after he had a heart attack while driving home from a bridge game. Marty excelled in intellectual activities, and all who loved him appreciate that he was a fierce bridge competitor until the day he died. Born in Fort Smith, he helped his father operate a lumber business in the southwest, where they traveled extensively together to manage the operation. Marty later earned degrees from the University of the Pacific, the University of Arkansas and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in civil and electrical engineering. He helped to design the locks and dams in Messina, NY. He also established a commodities firm, Dyke and Company, with offices on Pearl Street in Manhattan. In 1958, he married Rosita Jones, who predeceased him. They raised four children, Amy, Lucy, Trester and Andrew in Summit, NJ, where Marty served on the Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church and sang in the Summit Chorale. A maverick, Marty eventually gave up the daily commute, despite its opportunity to solve the New York Times Crossword puzzle from top to bottom in ink, married Marilyn Dyke and took her to Costa Rica, where he tried his hand at producing and exporting macadamia nuts, peppercorns and cardamom. Marilyn”s good sense and their shared love of family eventually brought them back to the states, where they lived in Boston, Ga., and were able to spend time with children Julia, Ken and James, and grandchildren, Madeiline, Kathryn, Riley, Jackson, Amanda and Caroline. Marty is survived by his wife, Marilyn Dyke; children, Adrienne Moore, Lucy Dyke, Trester Dyke and Andrew Mason; and grandchildren, Sophia Helverson, Annika Helverson, Hope Helverson, Leland Mason and Alice Dyke.
Eddins, John N. 1943 JC ~ 18-Dec-2016  94, of Austin, Texas, formerly of San Antonio and Corpus Christi, passed on to join his wife Jean, son Jim, brother Bill and sister Virginia in Heaven on Sunday, December 18, 2016, having lived a long and full life. Born in San Antonio on August 2, 1922, the son of William and Stella Eddins, Jack graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. Jack then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he fought in the Pacific Theater in World War II and earned two medals for honorable service. Upon returning home, Jack enrolled at the University of Texas as a business major and set to building his family by marrying Jean Saunders, who would be the love of his life for 62 years. Jack put his family first and often drove long hours as a traveling salesman to ensure that he was home to be with his three sons during their formative years. Second only to his family and his Methodist faith was his love of scouting with the Boy Scouts of America. Jack established the now 100-year-old Troop 3 at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church where he was a charter member. Jack continued to give his time and energy as Scoutmaster for well over 25 years in his mission to change young men’s lives for the better through love of the outdoors and duty to family, God and country. Jack always had something to add to the conversation. His outspoken demeanor ensured that everyone he met knew the impact that the scouting program could have on a young man. In addition to scouting, Jack enjoyed passing on his knowledge and love to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. During his career, Jack was a Freemason, a member of the Jaycees and a member and president of Toast Masters International. After retirement, he served as a bailiff for the judicial courts of Travis County. Jack is survived by his son, John and wife Rickie, his son Jeff and wife Heidi, and his daughter in-law Emily, all of Austin; three grandchildren, Jennifer Vissers and husband Michael of Broomfield, Colorado, Jacqueline Eddins of Austin, and Michael Eddins of Austin; as well as three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Stella and Norah Vissers.

Edwards, Colbert B. 1943 JC ~ 07-Jul-2003
Ellett, John R. 1943 JC
Evans, William Jack 1943 JC ~ 07-Mar-2002
Ewing, LTC Amos D., USA (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 20-Dec-2006  84, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006, in Lawton. He was born July 14, 1922, in Healdton, to Maude Agnes and Jefferson Seay Ewing. He grew up in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas. Upon graduation in 1943 from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, he was commissioned as an Army infantry second lieutenant and served in World War II. After the war, he entered the Reserves in October 1946. On July 3, 1948, he married Molly Ann Gulledge in Dallas. She died June 9, 2002. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University) in 1949, he was recalled to active duty. Following the Korean War, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Missouri School of Mines (University of Missouri-Rolla). His military assignments as an engineer included Thule, Greenland; Fort Belvoir, VA; Stuttgart, West Germany; and later, post engineer, Munich, West Germany, encompassing Berchtesgaden, Chiemsee, and Garmisch. Prior to his final assignment in Vietnam, he was assigned with the Corps of Engineers in Bangkok, Thailand. After more than 28 years of active service, he retired in Lawton in November 1970 as a lieutenant colonel. After retirement, he worked and traveled worldwide. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, World War II Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Army Armed Forces Reserve Medal. He was also awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge and was Jumpmaster qualified. He was a charter member of the Mount Scott Kiwanis and was recognized as Kiwanian of the Year in 2002. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a lifetime member of the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association, and a member of the Military Officer Association of America, the Retired Officers Association, and the Mt. Scott Gem and Mineral Society. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law: retired COL Jefferson G. Ewing, USA (Ret) 1967 HS-1969 JC and Donna, and Amos D. Ewing II; six daughters and three sons-in-law: Jo Hanna Ewing, Katie Ewing Johnson and Donald, Martha Ewing, Jane Ewing Ensley and Steve, Emily Ewing, and Amy Ewing-Holmstrom and Steve; a sister, Barbara Danielson; and five grandchildren: Hanna Hensley, Daniel Ewing, and Carey, Mitchell and Marshall Ensley.
Farren, Charles R. 1943 JC
Felch, PFC Harry J., Jr., USA 1943 JC – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 18 March 1945. Felch died of wounds while serving with the 78th Lighting Division. He and a buddy were in a small factory undercover when a bomb hit.
Fields, Guy N., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 25-Apr-1999
Finley, LTC Thomas O., USA (Ret) 1943 HS
Fischer, CPL John Joseph, USA 1943 HS ~ 02-Nov-1945 – WWII-Killed in service on Guam while a waist gunner on a B-29 on 2 November 1945.
Fleming, Robert B. 1943 JC
Flower, Robert P. 1943 HS ~ 23-Aug-2008  (83), passed away August 23, 2008 at his home in Northridge, CA. Bob was born Jan. 25, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa to William R. And Betty S. Flower. He served in the Army Air Force during World War Two flying a P38. Bob attended USC after the War and graduated with Bachelor Degree; he was a life long Trojan Football fan. He is survived by his sister Tamra Dickerson, sons Michael and Patrick, daughters Michele Miller and Betty Gray, and seven grandchildren.
Fox, Raymond H., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 05-Dec-2010 of Altus passed from this world into the loving arms of his Savior at 12 a.m., Sunday, Dec, 5, 2010. He died in the Altus Hospital with his daughter Karen Bertrand, and Patrick Bertrand, his son-in-law, at his side. Raymond was born on Aug. 2, 1923, to Dr. Raymond H. And Lucille Fox at 915 N. Main, the family home, in Altus. His father, Dr. Raymond H. Fox, delivered him. He passed into his heavenly home at the age of 87. He and his wife Betty Lou Bristol Fox had just celebrated 64 years of marriage on Dec. 1. On Saturday, Dec. 4, a good friend took him to his farm, southwest of Altus, to see his pecan orchard, in which he dearly enjoyed working. He lived a good and long life. Leadership was in the forefront of Raymond’s mind and spirit, whether it was leading men in battle or serving as an engineer. He believed in taking care of others and for everything being done right. Raymond was educated in Altus public schools until Sept. 1, 1939. This was the day that the German army rolled across the Polish border to occupy that nation, and the day that he enrolled in the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He was 16 at the time, only a junior in high school, and spent four years at the Institute. He had been trained in a Cavalry School and graduated from NMMI in June of 1943. After graduation, he was to enter officer’s Candidate School in a Cavalry School in Ft. Riley, Kan. Since the Army was disbanding the use of cavalry units in war, he could not report to Ft. Riley. Instead, Raymond worked in the oil fields the summer of 1943 and reported to Ft. Benning, Ga., to be inducted into the infantry in the fall of that year. Since the NMMI cadets had not been trained as infantrymen, they spent 17 weeks in basic training before entering OCS at Ft. Benning. He graduated as a 2nd Lt. Infantryman in March 1944. From this time on until he was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1953, off and on he served the nation as a soldier. During his stint in WWII, Raymond served in the European Theatre as a Lieutenant with the 42nd Division, the 101st Infantry Regiment, and the 83rd Division. He was first sent to Bristol, England, but actually entered into battle in the Battle of Lorraine, France in November 1944. On Dec. 1, 1944, he was wounded at Sarre Union, France, and was later evacuated to England. On the evacuation troop train to Le Harve, France, it was a surprise to all the men that Marlene Dietrich was a Red Cross aide handing out cigarettes to the wounded on the train. He recuperated in England, only to return to battle nine months later. In early April 1945, he returned to the front as a Company Commander with E Company with the 101st Infantry Regiment in Germany. After the surrender of Germany to the Allied forces, he was stationed in both Switzerland and Austria. He returned to the states for discharge from active duty in August 1946; however he remained in the Army Reserves. On Dec. 1, 1946, he married the love of his life, Betty Bristol in Altus. Raymond and Betty established their home in Norman where he finished his college degree as a Civil Engineer at the University of Oklahoma. They had two boys, Raymond H. Fox III (Chip), and James Steven Fox, before he was called back into active duty in June 1951 to serve in the Korean War. He served at Camp Drake in the 43rd Engineering Battalion in Japan. Raymond was finally discharged from the U.S. Army in 1953. He received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. After being permanently discharged from the service, he returned to Altus to rear his family and pursue his professional career. Their daughter Karen Fox Bertrand was born in Altus in 1963 and still resides in Altus. He served Altus as their City Engineer in 1955. Raymond established Fox Engineering in 1958 and partnered with A.E. Drechsler to form Fox and Drechsler Civil Engineers in 1960. He retired from the firm in 2005. He was very active in building bridges and water districts for the greater Southwestern Oklahoma area. Raymond, a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in Altus and served in many capacities in the church. He knew and loved his Lord. Often, he shared with his sister the many miracles that he experienced on the battlefield. He attributed his praying mother for the angels watching over him during the war and the Divine Intervention that saved his life on so many occasions. He wrote about some of these in his memoirs. In 1996, he penned his story of WWII in a book entitled, ôi Remember . . .ö One of his passions was his pecan orchard. He spent many long hours nurturing the pecan trees. The family selected a casket made of pecan wood for his burial. His father taught him to hunt and fish and these he enjoyed all of his life. He passed this on to his boys. Those surviving Raymond are his wife Betty; and their three children, Chip and his wife Leigh of Cordova, Tenn., Steve and his wife Kathy of Ardmore, and Karen Bertrand and her husband Patrick of Altus. He left four grandchildren, Courtney Fox Bukas, Daisy Fox, both of Tampa, Fla., Tucker Fox of Cordova, Tenn., and Matthew Fox of Ardmore; his sister, Mary Fox Murphy and her husband Wyche Murphy of Stillwater; his remaining cousins, Jim Jennings of Maryland, Carleta Wilkie of Ohio, Beverly Morris of Alabama, and Sarah Caldwell of Orange Beach, Ala.; along with many nieces and nephews who loved him. Raymond Fox will always be remembered for being a bit on the contrary side. Yes, with everyone, but he was well respected and dearly loved by many. There was never any doubt where one stood with him-or what his opinion was on a subject. One of his favorite sayings was, ôi may be wrong, but I am never in doubt.ö In 2003, his family planned a special 80th birthday party. He continually admonished the family for having it, lamenting, ôno one will come.ö Over 300 friends and family attended to honor him and celebrate with Raymond his 80 years of life. He was first and foremost a soldier, with the thoughts and traumas of WWII never far from memory. In July 1997, his son Chip and wife Leigh Fox made it possible for Raymond and Betty to retrace his first 17 days of combat before being wounded in December 1944. Raymond returned to the small hamlets in the Lorraine region of France. He even located the area where he was wounded in the Bannoholtz Woods. In a local pub he met a man who was 16 years old in November 1944. The man remembered and related in his broken English the exact date of Nov. 27, 1944, when the American troops entered his town of Domnom, France, and drove the German out. Raymond also located a house, where as company commander, he set up headquarters. The home now belongs to a school principal who happened to speak English. Raymond asked to see the fireplace in the house and she replied they had just remodeled and had taken it out. This trip proved to be a healing experience for him that he needed for so many years. Most of all Raymond Fox was a patriot and a soldier; that is the way he would have wanted to be remembered. He was loyal and faithful to his God, his family and his country.
Frey, Richard G. X. 1943 HS
Gardner, Leonard R. 1943 JC ~ 22-Oct-1998
Gellert, 1LT Jack Hansen, USA 1943 JC ~ 30-Dec-1944  – WWII-Killed in action – died in Florence, Italy on 30 December 1944 of wounds received in action on 15 October 1944.
Ghrist, Meredith W. 1943 JC
Gibbs, Ray N. 1943 HS ~ 04-Aug-2002
Gilchrist, John 1943 JC
Gilliland, James J. 1943 HS ~ 15-Oct-2010  85, lifetime rancher in Butler and Cowley counties in Kansas, died Friday, October 15. He was a member of Kansas Livestock Association; Chairman of the KLA Cow-Calf Stocker Council 1989; Served on the Kansas Beef Council Executive Committee 1988-1995; Served on Board of Directors of National Livestock and Meat Board, 1992-1995; Former member of Butler County Community College Agriculture Advisory Committee; Grassland Conservation Awards from Cowley County 1992; Butler County 2003; and in 2006 was a Rancher Inductee in the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Dodge City, KS. Services 10 a.m. Tues., Oct. 19 at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Visitation with family 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon. Also at the funeral home. Survivors: wife, Paula; sons, Mark Gilliland, Houston, Scott (Julie) Tracy, Dexter, Shane Tracy and Lacey Brady, Leon; daughter-in-law, Jami Gilliland Trammell, Houston; 9 grandchildren.
Glasebrook, Leonard P. 1943 JC
Glover, Dr. Algie L. 1943 JC ~ 23-Dec-2001
Goodman, David L. 1943 JC ~ 21-Jun-2008 Devoted father and grandfather died on June 21, 2008 in Tucson, AZ. David was born on September 2, 1923 in Pagosa Springs, CO to Louis J. And Hortense L. Goodman. He grew up in Pagosa Springs, CO enjoying the outdoors, mostly hunting, camping, and fishing. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM in 1943. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Army and served three years in the 81st Infantry, with duty in the South Pacific, the Philippines and Japan. Upon discharge, he returned to Pagosa Springs, CO, where he managed Goodman’s Department Store and became the third generation owner until 1982 when he relinquished control of the store to his son, Robert P. Goodman. Along with his father Louis J. Goodman, David was member of the Pagosa Masonic Lodge. David is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. Goodman of Tucson, AZ; children, Dorothy Louise Baltes (husband: Thomas) of Albuquerque, NM; Benjamin D. Goodman (wife: Mary) of Southlake, TX; Robert P. Goodman (wife: Valerie) of Pagosa Springs, CO, and six grandchildren, Nikki L. Mochko (husband: Jeff), Thomas Michael Baltes (wife: Jennifer), Benjamin D. Goodman II, Mary Bevens Goodman, Jordan E. Goodman, and Hayley R. Goodman. David will be missed by his family and many friends.
Goodman, William H. 1943 HS ~ 06-Feb-2001
Gorman, John F., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 09-Mar-2002
Gose, F. Randall 1943 JC ~ 14-Feb-2017  93, passed away at his home in Silver City, NM on February 14, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1923 at home in north Hurley, NM, to Thomas A. Gose & Elsie Lee (Sanderson) Gose. His father ran a successful laundry service in which Randall helped from a young age. He attended school in Hurley from elementary through high school, playing football and basketball. He also attended NMMI for a year and a half, leaving short of graduation to join the Navy during WWII, serving on a ship in the Asiatic Pacific area. Ever the entrepreneur, he learned to cut hair and earned $.25 per haircut while in the Navy. In 1946, he took over management of American Laun-Dry Cleaning Co. On one of his laundry deliveries to Western Teacher’s College (WNMU) he met a pretty coed, Mary Ellen Bentley, whom he married June 21,1948 and raised 4 children. Randall was an active civic leader in Silver City, where he was a councilman (1972-74) and mayor (1974-75), on the Board of Directors for Sunwest Bank for 26 years, as well as past president of NM Drycleaners Association, Silver City Toastmasters, Silver Golf Club and past Exalted Ruler Elks Lodge #413. Over the years he continued to expand American Laundry to include coin-operated laundries, dry-cleaning services and carwashes in Silver City and Bayard. He opened Oakridge Homes in 1978, which was involved in general contracting, modular and manufactured home sales. He was a successful entrepreneur and generous to a fault. He enjoyed including his family in his business adventures. Randall was an avid golfer and was instrumental in the establishment of the Silver City Golf Course. He competed in many local tournaments and later traveled with the Senior’s Golf Association. His strength, generosity, integrity and commitment to his family are his legacy. He is survived by his wife of 68 ½ years Mary Ellen Gose; four children, Grant Gose (Lora), Charles Gose (Cheryl), Leanne Ormand (Matt) and Ranelle Gose; twelve grandchildren, Jonathan Ormand (Michelle), Ashlee Inman, Destree Houston (Corey),Jerad Gose (Lauren), Rebekah Ormand, Auhdra Houston (Kyle), Magan Romig (Derek), James Gose, Britanny DeMent (Matt), Philip Ormand, April Aguilar (Jose), and Kohdy Pierce; twelve great-grandchildren, Shyrea, Matthew, Luke, Patrick, CJ, Reid, Paige, Charlotte, Kehlyn, Rowdy, Buster, and Dayle. He was preceded in death by his stillborn daughter, his parents, brothers, William, Seburn, and Tom; sisters, Mary Bandoni, Lois Lebaron, Elsie Stokes, and Evelyn Owens.
Grantham, CAPT Delbert D., USN (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 11-Dec-2004
Greenwald, Roger J. 1943 JC ~ 02-Nov-1998
Greer, William Neal, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 01-Jul-1982
Gregg, Dr. Robert H. 1943 JC ~ 30-Sep-2013  died September 30th, 2013 of natural causes at the age of 89. Born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles California on November 3, 1923, Dr. Gregg practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Covina, California after serving in the Navy and Marine Corps as a Flight Surgeon on the USS Bataan aircraft carrier during the Korean War. Beginning in 1956, Dr. Robert Gregg practiced with Drs. Jay Mulder and was later joined by Don Jackson on College Street Dr. Gregg was active in the Covina community with the School Board, local politics, and in business where he started Citrus National Bank, Security Thrift and Loan, and Rancho Bank in San Dimas. He was also a major force in the founding of San Dimas Community Hospital in the late 1960’s. Dr Gregg was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, New Mexico where he met the love of his life, Phyllis Ann Young, who passed away in 2000. He was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University Medical School, but was also a medical resident at USC County Medical Hospital. Dr. Gregg is survived by his 3 children Patricia Ann Gregg-Hesterly and her two children Jason Gregg and Amy Elizabeth Hesterly; William Young Gregg, and his two children Erin Kimberly Gregg-Newman and Kevin Callaway Gregg and his son Wyatt Alan Gregg; and Robert H. Gregg II, and his son Austen Robert Harold Gregg both born on Dr. Gregg’s birthday.
Guthrie, Louis A., Jr. 1943 JC
Hall, Frank E. 1943 HS ~ 21-Sep-2007 was born in Chicago on August 3, 1925, the middle child of John Henderson Hall and Helen Marie Eisenhut. He died on September 21, 2017. Frank’s Family lived in Harrisburg, PA, St. Louis and Chicago before coming to Fort Worth when he was nine. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1942. In the United States Air Force he flew bombing missions over Germany and later was stationed at Templeh of Airdome, Berlin during the Army of Occupation. He grew up in the meat business, working summers as a teenager at the Swift Fort Worth plant where his father was the General Manger. After graduating from Iowa State University with an Animal Husbandrey degree he began his career with Swoft & Co. In Fort Wort, then San Antonio and finallt 15 years in London, England. In 1971 Frank moved his family o Austin after purchasing Lone Star Mean Co. The business prospered under his leadership. In 1996 he sold the company to his son and stayed on to help until his retirement in 2001. Frank was a past director of the North American Meat Provessor Association, the Austin-Travis County Livestock Show, the Rotary Club of Austin Foundation and the Austin Choral Union; and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, The Admirals Club, The Knights of the Symphony, and The Headliners Club. Frank was always curious about the world in which he lived. He loved to read and educate himself. He felt a sense of accomplishment when new ides were incorporated in his business or could be shared with his family or friends. Tish joined him on many trips to England to visit friends made during the time that they lived there. He loved gardening and planting young trees to see them grow. Frank also watch numerous Langhorn sporting evnets with Tish. Frank leaves behind a son and daughter-in-law, Franklin E. And Lauren G. Hall; daughter Tracey T. Hall, all of Austin; sister, Betty Jons of Midland; a sister-in-law, Milly M. Gray of Weimar; and a sister-in-law, Lurdes P. Hall of Austin. Grieving his passing are grandchildren, Marjorie T. Hall, F. Edward Hall, Jr., Courtney T. Hall, Ainsley R. Hall and Whitney Q. Hall and whitney Q. Hall, all of Austin; and, nieces and nephews, Ben, Kay and Holly Bancroft, Big Springs; Ben, marta, Tret, matt and Sam Schrader, Weimar; Joe and Lori Dawson, Midland; and Stephen, Lisa, Drew and Reagan Gray, Boerne.
Haller, John K. 1943 JC
Halper, John B. 1943 JC ~ 24-Mar-2014 89, died peacefully on March 24, 2014 at Avon Health Center in Avon, following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Anne Calvert Halper. Jack was born in Dallas, TX on December 17, 1924. He was a 40 year resident of Redding having previously lived in Washington, DC and Westport, and most recently at The Gables of Farmington. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and earned a B.A. and Masters Degree at Columbia University. Jack was a WWII Army veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, he worked as a Foreign Correspondent from 1947-1951 for Christian Science Monitor, Geneva, Switzerland. During the 1950’s he wrote for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, DC. He ran John B. Halper & Co., a mortgage brokerage firm, until his retirement in 1990. Along with Anne, his beloved wife of 60 years, Jack was an avid antiques collector. He had a lifelong interest in investing in the stock market, and was passionate about reading history and discussing current events. Survivors include daughters, Laura Jane Murphy and son in law, Patrick Murphy of Downers Grove, IL, and Lydia Halper Chiappetti and son in law, Mario Chiappetti of Simsbury, CT; grandchildren, Colby Murphy, and Caroline and Christopher Chiappetti; and sister Lyra Ann Monasee of Phoenix, AZ.
Harlocker, Thomas C. 1943 HS ~ 01-Jul-1981
Harp, F. Malcolm 1943 JC
Heard, Robert Jewell 1943 HS ~ 09-Sep-2006  82, of Yuma, died Sept. 30, 2006, at his home.He was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Garden Grove, CA.
Heiken, Douglass G. 1943 JC ~ 02-Jul-1999
Helvenston, R. Heber, Jr. 1943 HS ~ 12-Dec-2012 of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. He was born August 17, 1926, in Live Oak, Florida,the son of Reginald Heber Helvenston Sr. and Edna Baulch Helvenston. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and during World War II, served aboard a patrol craft as a sonarman in the South Pacific. After the war he graduated from the University of Texas where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and a letterman in swimming in 1947 and 1948. From 1950 to 1957 he was a fieldman for Aetna Insurance Company and owned and operated Helvenston & Co., a local fire and casualty agency, until his retirement in 1982. He was a vestryman and served several times as Senior Warden of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Little Rock. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Trinity Lodge #694, Scottish Rite Bodies, Scimitar Shrine Temple and the Country Club of Little Rock. He is survived by his wife, Betty Buzbee Helvenston; daughter, Ellen A. Tolley and husband, Steve of Perryville, AR; grandchildren, Travis Tolley and wife, Kelly and Hallie Tolley Finkbeiner and husband, David; great-grandchildren, Ella Jane, Carter and Harper; brother, Phelps Helvenston and wife, Pat of Flagstaff, Arizona and two nephews.
Henderson, Floyd R., Jr. 1943 HS ~ 28-Aug-2005
Hewitt, Elmer LaVerne “Bud” 1943 JC ~ 14-Aug-2012 age 89, of Little Rock died on August 14, 2012. Little Rock’s loss is Heavens gain. Not only an icon of the Heights business district and a lifelong volunteer, E.L. “Bud” Hewitt was primarily known for his faith, his family and his character. He was the personification of the phrase “he never met a stranger”. On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, “Bud” or “Buddy” as he was affectionately called, went home to his precious Lord. He was born in Little Rock on May 2, 1923, to Leeila C. And James F. Hewitt. Bud grew up in both Parkhill and Little Rock, and attended Little Rock Senior High School briefly before attending New Mexico Military Academy. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II in both the Philippines and in Okinawa, Japan. Early in his business career Bud worked for Sterling Stores before starting Heights Variety and Hardware in 1950. Most Little Rock residents over the age of forty have fond memories of the variety store on Kavanaugh, not only for the candy counter and merchandise, but for the warm and genuine heart of the owner. His playful sense of humor, constant smile and big heart touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Known for his generosity, Bud always kept a folded $20 bill in his wallet in case he met a friend or a stranger in need. The variety store was open for 33 years before closing in 1982. His dear friend and store manager, Doyne Elder, was with him for 26 years. Bud was also an owner in the Park Plaza Raceway where young and old alike would gather to race their slot cars. Bud was a founding member of the Pulaski Heights Merchants Association, helped start Pulaski Bank & Trust and was instrumental in the development of many of the stores in the Heights business district. He was an Eagle Scout and was a proud and active member of Troop 45, which is made up of men who have been involved in scouting for over 45 years. He was an active Rotarian, where he held many offices including president. He volunteered countless hours as a Big Brother, and received his 2,000 hour pin as a volunteer at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Although an avid Razorback fan, Bud was more concerned about the game that really matters – the game of life. Bud was most passionate about his work in the church. He began as a Sunday school teacher at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, where he also served as a deacon. Years later, he taught Sunday school at Bethel Chapel and was very instrumental in leading vacation Bible school for many years. His last years of service were at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder for 15 years, and retired as an elder emeritus. Preceded in death by his parents, James F. And Leeila C. Hewitt. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen G. “Kitty” Hewitt, his sister, Betty Thompson, his daughters, Babs Dodd (David) and Billie Thorpe (Rob); Sam Thorpe (Chrissy), grandchildren Matt Thorpe (Akina), Wes Thorpe (Catherine), Jay Thorpe (Katherine), James Thorpe (Amy), John Thorpe (Beth), Ben Thorpe (Tifanny), Anna Thorpe and 15 great-grandchildren. The family wants to say a special thank you to Bud’s compassionate physician, Dr. Patrick Fields, and his gracious and loving caregiver, Karen Taylor and Bessie Smith. You will always be family. While we will miss him greatly, his family is excited to know he will be on the front row in heaven, worshiping His God and waiting to greet us with a big smile and warm hug when we get there.
Heyde, John Albert 1943 JC
Hinckley, John Seely 1943 JC
Hindi, Ednen Alex 1943 JC ~ 05-Sep-2004 passed away peacefully in Albuquerque on September 5, 2004 at the age of 81. Born on April 4, 1923, he grew up on the family’s sheep, cattle, and horse ranch in Torrance County and attended school in Duran, NM. Ednen attended high school and college at New Mexico Military Institute, where he excelled in academics and was an accomplished athlete, and graduated in 1943. He subsequently served in the US Army from 1943 to 1952. As a lieutenant platoon commander in the First Armored Division, he served in Europe during WWII, earning the Bronze Star. He was stationed in Texas during the Korean War, at which time he was promoted to Captain. He married Billie Ray Smith from Floydada, TX, in 1948. After leaving the military, they lived on the ranch and raised 3 children. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Vaughn. He enjoyed hunting and photography, and was an avid horseman, inventive rancher, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Ed was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at an early age. Through the many years of his illness, he never lost his love of life or sense of humor. Even as his illness progressed, he continued to use his abilities for weaving, pottery making, and other creative artwork. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarita Duran (1973), from Duran and Alex Hindi (1974), who immigrated to the US from Zahle, Lebanon in 1908; his wife, Billie Ray Smith (1989), his eldest son, Ednen Alex (2001); and his sister, Hafiza (Tony) Gallegos (2000). He is survived by his son, Robert D. Hindi, M. D. of San Francisco; daughter, Sarah Hindi and Maureen Eckroth of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Ednen William, Khara Rose, Amarah Kay, Jhad Alex, all of Albuquerque; his sister, Samia (Harry) Doro, and brothers, Brahaim (Susie Garde), Sam (Amelia Vicente), Shafie (Emma Budagher), and Nabay (Vivian Tapia); 22 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. 
Honeyfield, Verne Cornett 1943 JC ~ 28-May-1989
Howe, Wilson St. Clair 1943 JC ~ 19-Sep-2007  of Longmont died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at his residence.
Hubbard, Thomas H. 1943 HS
Huffaker, James Major 1943 JC
Huffman, Charles Thomas 1943 JC
Hundahl, Robert Eugene 1943 HS
Hyllegard, Wayne Randolph 1943 JC
Ireland, COL Paul M., Jr., (Ret) 1943 HS
James, William R. 1943 HS
Johns, James Pingree 1943 JC ~ 19-Oct-2015 the only son of James E. and Ruth Williams Johns, died peacefully on Monday, October 19, 2015. Jimmie was born on July 6, 1923, in Keokuk, Iowa. When he was three years old, the family moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where they had purchased the franchise to bottle Coca-Cola for the Pecos Valley. He attended Missouri Avenue Elementary School, North Junior High School, Roswell High School, NMMI, and graduated from the NMMI Junior College in 1943. Jimmie served his country in two wars World War II and the Korean War. During World War II, Lieutenant Johns served in Italy with the 85th Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Between the wars, Jimmie attended the University of Colorado where he met Amy Marriott. They were married on December 23, 1947. In 1948, Jimmie completed his degree in Business Administration, and he and Amy moved back to Roswell. At that time, Jimmie joined the family business at Pecos Valley Coca-Cola Bottling Company. When the company was sold, Jimmie started a second successful career with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance. Jimmie is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Amy; son Kirk Wesley and wife Elizabeth Johns; son James A. (Jim) Johns; and cousins Jimmy and Sue Johns of Carlsbad and Leslie and Donald Dungan of Artesia. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Christopher E. Johns. Jimmie enjoyed playing tennis and golf and had a lifelong love of flying and airplanes, which he shared with his close friend, Bob Brown. As a teenager, Jimmie helped to pour concrete for the runways at Walker Air Force Base, and later owned several small experimental airplanes. A patriotic, smart, dedicated, hard worker, Jimmie enjoyed serving the country and the community that he loved. He was a 33rd degree Mason and Shriner and a member of First United Methodist Church since 1933. Jimmie served as President of the Roswell Symphony Board, Campaign Chairman for the United Way of Chaves County, and President of the Roswell Association of Life Underwriters. He was a member of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Roswell Red Coats, the National Association of 10th Mountain Division, the Coca-Cola Bottlers Association, and the Million Dollar Round Table with Northwestern Mutual Life. He loved music and was a strong supporter of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Roswell Museum and Art Center, the Roswell Public Library, the Assurance Home, Spencer Theatre, and many other charitable and community organizations.
Johnson, James Albert 1943 JC ~ 01-Oct-1978
Jones, Ralph Walter 1943 JC ~ 28-Jun-1993
Jones, Thomas W., Jr. 1943 JC
Jordan, Garland Weaver, Jr. 1943 HS ~ 25-Apr-2008
Jowell, Raymond Braxton 1943 JC ~ 15-May-2002
Kahn, Allan Simon 1943 HS ~ 18-Mar-2014 passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. He was an optimistic, patient, kind and humorous son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Allan was born in Denver, where he spent his childhood. He was the first child of Alice and Laskar Kahn. He had a life full of adventure and humor. He always had a joke to tell and a financial article to share. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Jordan Kahn; son, Drummond Kahn; daughter-in-law, Daphne Teals; granddaughters, Beatrice and Eleanor of Portland; sister, Lorain Levy of New York; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Jeydel. Allan graduated from East Denver High School and the New Mexico Military Institute in 1943. He served his country in the 1255th Combat Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army, as a demolition specialist in the Rhineland and Ardennes campaigns of World War II. After the war, Allan utilized the G.I. Bill and graduated from the University of Denver in 1949 with a degree in business. During the Korean War, Allan served as classification and assignment officer in the 33rd Air Division, U.S. Air Force. Allan moved to Salem in 1958, serving the state of Oregon in the state’s Board of Control and as personnel manager for the Oregon Health Division. For 15 years, he was chief examiner for Marion County Fire District #1. Allan enjoyed leadership roles in professional and civic organizations, including president of the Oregon State Personnel Association, the Salem Shrine Club and the 1255th Combat Engineers Association. He and Barbara enjoyed returning to Europe with their 1255th Army friends, who met for many years on a regular basis. One highlight included an official “thank you” from the people of Luxembourg. The Army cap he wore during WWII is on display in a Luxembourg museum. He was an active member in several organizations in Salem, including the Masons and the Elks. In retirement, Allan enjoyed his time with family, learned to be a locksmith and traveled – from Greece, to Israel, to the U.K. – and especially to the Oregon coast.
Karavas, Athanasius James 1943 JC ~ 16-Apr-1996
Kercheval, Dr. Richard Thomas 1943 JC ~ 02-Jan-2005
Keystone, William Donald, II 1943 JC
Kinnison, Henry Lee, III 1943 HS
Kinsley, MAJ William Hudson, AUS (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 29-Oct-1999
Klas, Bruce David 1943 HS
Kunkel, Julius Stephen, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 19-May-2005
Lacy, Paul Cecil 1943 HS ~ 07-Jan-2001
Lake, Russell Birkman, Jr. 1943 JC
Landrum, Richard Henning 1943 HS
Lebeck, Albert Oliver, Jr., 1943 HS ~ 17-Sep-2018  93, of Gallup, New Mexico, or how he used to say in his best biligaana accent Na’ni ‘zhoozhi, peacefully passed away in his sleep in the early hours of September 17, 2018. Albert was bom on August 25,1925. Albert was the son of Albert Otto and Florence Lebeck, was born in Gallup, and raised on Green street. Albert is survived by his 5 children; Michael, Mary and her husband Nicholas, Barbara and her husband Ernie, David and his wife Joyce, and Alison and her husband Marc. Albert has one sister, Barbara Lebeck Taylor. Albert is also leaving us with a legacy with his 8 grandchildren, and 7 great-grand¬children. Albert had many achievements durng his life. Graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute, serving in the United States Navy during World War II, graduating from the first class of Law at the University of New Mexico, and served as State Representative from McKinley County in Santa Fe. Albert held many titles for the City of Gallup, a couple being City Attor¬ney and City Councilman, and many others. Albert was a very respected Attorney for many years here in the Gallup area. Albert’s passions were fishing, golfing, playing card games of any type and spending time with his family and friends.
Lieurance, Russell Silsbee 1943 JC
Lippman, Sherman S. 1943 JC
Lobdell, MajGen Harrison, Jr. USAF (Ret) 1941 HS-1943 JC ~ 30-Jul-2014
born on Mar 12, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA, died on 30 July 2014 at the age of 90. General Lobdell is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patricia B. Lobdell; sons Harrison II and Benedict; daughters Lorinda and Darcy; sons-in-law John Collins and Roy White; daughters-in-law Patricia H. Lobdell and Carolyn Lobdell; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Lochhead, James Robert 1943 HS ~ 04-Apr-2010 “Jim” 85, was born February 3, 1925 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on April 4, 2010. Growing up in Phoenix, he attended Kenilworth, North High, then the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona. In 1945, at the U. Of A. He met and fell in love with a vivacious coed, Anna Grijalva. A year later they married and remained so for 61 years until Anna’s death in 2007. After serving our country in the Army Air Corps he and Anna raised their family in Phoenix. Jim was active in agriculture and farming in Missouri and Arizona. An avid golfer from the age of 12, he and Anna were members of Phoenix Country Club, Paradise Valley Country Club, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, White Mountain Country Club and the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club. Predeceased by his parents, wife, Anna and son, Bruce, he is survived by son James R. Lochhead, grandson Jeffrey J. Lochhead and Jeffrey’s mother Margaret Lochhead.
Lowe, William Donald 1943 HS ~ 15-Jul-2007
Lusk, James Kimble 1943 JC ~ 14-Dec-2002
MacKellar, James Donald 1943 HS
Magor, Richard F., III 1943 JC ~ 01-Apr-1980
Magraw, John W. 1943 HS
Marion, John F 1940 HS-1943 JC ~ 23-Feb-2017
Markham, Billy J. 1943 HS ~ 08-Jul-2002
Marrow, Dr. William S. 1943 JC ~ 12-Oct-2010 , 86, a retired general practice physician, passed away quietly early Tuesday morning, Oct. 12, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family. William was born in Savannah, GA, on June 15, 1924, to Spencer Marrow and Wyche Hunter Davis. His family moved to Quanah, where his father was a cotton merchant for many years. He attended public school in Quanah and high school at New Mexico Military Institute. Before attending college at the University of Texas, he served during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Southwestern Medical School in 1952. He began his practice in Graham, and later joined the Wise-Chambers Clinic in Fort Worth. He opened his own office a few years later. He served on the Medical Board at Harris Hospital. He loved serving at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church as a tenor in the choir. He enjoyed quail hunting, camellia horticulture and playing golf at Colonial Country Club. Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth Turner Marrow; sons, William S. Marrow Jr. and Dr. Warren Hunter Marrow; daughter, Elizabeth Marrow Higbee; sisters, Dossie Marrow Kincaid of Crowell and Sue Marrow Byrne of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and grandsons and granddaughters, William S. Marrow III, Ashley Elizabeth Marrow, Allison Marie Marrow, Ginnifer Cie Gee and Hunter Davis Marrow
Marshall, Charles Bost 1943 JC
Martens, John C., Jr. 1943 JC
Martin, Edward L. 1943 HS
Mason, J. Robert 1943 JC
Matchin, LTC Tom O., Sr., USA (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 21-Mar-1980
McCutchen, William Harold 1943 JC ~ 29-Aug-2007
McDaniel, Ralph Douglas 1943 JC ~ 01-Jan-1982
McElroy, Walter Gilliland 1943 JC
McIntosh, Robert Bryant 1943 JC
McLaughlin, James Dozier 1943 JC ~ 02-Jan-2017 92, of Midland, Texas, passed away on January 2, 2017. Jim was born September 30, 1924, in Norphlet, Arkansas, to John Ray and Ruth Echols McLaughlin. He graduated from Monument High School in New Mexico, attended New Mexico Military Institute (Junior College Division) before joining the US Navy as a Naval Aviator in World War II where he served three years. After the war, Jim attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a BS degree in General Engineering and was a member of Delta Tau Delta men’s fraternity. He married Anne Tucker McLaughlin on October 20, 1951, recently celebrating 65 years of marriage. Jim worked as an engineer/manager for the Cardinal Companies during his career. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Juana Ray McLaughlin. He is survived by his wife, Anne McLaughlin of Midland, Texas, son, John, and his wife, Kathy McLaughlin of Rowlett, Texas, son, Steve, and his wife, Linda, of Midland, Texas, son, David, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Houston, Texas, and son, Tom, of Houston, Texas. In addition, he is survived by grandchildren, Robert McLaughlin of Rowlett, Texas, Michael and his wife, Jenna McLaughlin of Dallas, Texas, William McLaughlin of Dallas, Texas, Daniel and his wife, Claire McLaughlin of Fairfield, California, Stephanie McLaughlin of Paris, France, Rachel McLaughlin of Midland, Texas, Greg McLaughlin of Houston, Texas, Joe McLaughlin of Houston, Texas, and Patrick McLaughlin of Houston, Texas.
McMahan, John Robert 1943 JC ~ 26-Jan-1995
McMurray, Tom, Jr. 1943 HS ~ 16-Jun-2011 August 21, 1925 – June 16, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Tom Mcmurray Jr., 85, passed away June 16, 2011. He was born August 21, 1925 in McAlester, OK to Tom mcmurray Sr. & Christine (Weaver) mcmurray. He served his country proudly as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He continued his love of flying as a charter pilot, flying tourists to various islands. He was a commercial photographer and owned a camera shop, “Stowe Photo;” he took aerial pictures of Stowe, Vermont. He went to the Bahamas every winter on his boat named “Thumper.” He is survived by his 2 daughters: Cynthia mcmurray, Karen Tutt and husband David; 2 sisters: Suzanne Kauffmann and husband Howard, Marilyn mcmurray; 2 grandchildren: Sean Maddox and wife Deanna, Jennifer Peacock and husband Jamie; and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents.
Meiers, Martin E. 1943 JC ~ 13-May-2005
Menasco, William J. 1943 JC
Minton, Robert M., “Bob” 1943 JC ~ 17-Jun-2015 passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in San Angelo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Johnson’s Funeral Home chapel will burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at the funeral home. He was born Dec. 26, 1922, in McAlester, Oklahoma, to Robert Marion Minton Sr. and Ollie Thompson. He and his family moved to California and Arizona, before settling in San Angelo, Texas in November of 1928. Bob attended the San Angelo public schools until he was old enough to enter the New Mexico Military in Roswell, New Mexico. While at NMMI, he was on the football, polo, and gymnastics teams. He graduated from NMMI. in May of 1943. From there, he went to Officers Training School at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he became an Infantry Officer. Next, he went to Camp Roberts in California and then to Camp Adair in Oregon, where he was in charge of the regimental tank and mine demolition platoons. In the winter of 1944, Bob sailed from New York City, aboard the Queen Mary, to Glasgow, Scotland. From there he took a train to South Hampton, England. After crossing the English Channel, he landed at Omaha Beach, traveled to St. Lo under General Omar Bradley. Out of St. Lo he joined the Third Army under General George Patton. Then the Third Army fought its way to Paris, Toule, Nancy, and then to Kaiserlaten, Germany. Next to Metz and from there to Luxenbourg, and Bastone, where The Battle of the Buldge took place. Bob was a demolition expert clearing mines and working ahead of the armored tanks through France, Germany, Luxenbourg, Belgium, Czechoslavakia and Austria. Bob was awarded three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the European ribbon with four stars, the Victory Combat Infantry badge and the Occupation ribbon. He was wounded in Germany in 1945, and was honorably discharged as a Captain in April of 1953. He graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting and Marketing in January 1949. He married Carolyn Brock in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 30, 1947. The couple lived in Austin and Midland before moving to San Angelo in September of 1967. He was the president and owner of R.M. Minton Distributing Company. His wife; parents; and siblings, Mary Jo Bunnell and William S. Minton preceded him in death. He is survived his children, Cynthia Spence, Rhonda Pope and Phil Pope, Brock Minton and Cynthia Jean Minton and Mark Minton; grandchildren Kenneth Land and Suzanne Land, Stephanie Shull, Cherilyn Acevedo, Tamara Currie and Chase Currie; great-grandchildren Alyssa and Cobey Land, River and Kirsten Shull, Angelina Acevedo, Carolyn Currie and Lauren Currie; oldest sister Dorothy Nowlin of Owasso, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews. Jr. 
Moore, Thomas W. 1943 HS ~ 26-Oct-2015  born September 11, 1925, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015. He was a native Phoenician born to Harold P. and Dorothea W. Moore. He attended North High School and New Mexico Military Institute. He has been a Sigma Chi for 70 years which began when he attended U of A and ASU. He served in the US Army in World War II, “The Big War” in theatres in France and the Philippines. He married Julia Ann Threlkeld on November 4, 1944. Starting his career as a teacher and completing it as a school administrator in the Madison School District for almost 40 years. Tom was a member of the Phoenix Riding Club, Governors Mexico Arizona Commission and American Legion. He leaves behind 2 children, Mike (Michelle) and Julie, 2 grandchildren, Maranda (Al) and Melissa, and 2 great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Danielle.
Moore, Weldon L., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 02-Nov-1997
Mowatt, John D. 1943 HS ~ 01-Sep-1984
Murray, William M. 1943 JC
Nash, John H., Jr. 1943 JC
Neale, David C. 1943 JC ~ 09-Dec-2002 born September 30, 1923, died December 9, 2002 after a courageous battle against lung cancer. He was born in Kirksville, Missouri, to David E. and Velda Neale and moved to Dallas in 1932. He attended Armstrong Grade School and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1941. After one year at New Mexico Military Institute, he joined the Air Force in 1943, where he taught bomb disposal. After he was discharged from the service in 1945 he obtained a degree in business law from Southern Methodist University in 1949. He joined Southland Corporation in 1950 and married Mary Margaret Ferris of Dallas in the same year. In 1953 he moved to Florida with Southland. He eventually opened 623 stores and rose to Southeast Division manager. He retired in 1987. He was president of the National Association of Convenience stores 1978, Chairman of the board of Ransom Everglades School 1978-1979, and a member of Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. After the death of his first wife, he married Francis Flaig Norseworthy and moved back to Dallas in 1997. He will be remembered as a man of great kindness, humor, serenity, and generosity. He is survived by his wife, four sons, David Andrew, Grady Ferris, Royal Lee, and Adam Dawson, one stepson Thomas Norseworthy, Jr.,six grandsons, and three granddaughters. 
Nellor, Frederic A. 1943 JC ~ 23-Jun-1990
Nissen, PFC Dennis O., USA 1943 JC ~ 08-Feb-1945 – WWII-Killed in action in Germany on 8 February 1945.
Ogden, James A. 1943 HS ~ 16-Mar-2005
Onofrio, Joseph F., Jr. 1943 HS
Paret, George L., Jr. 1943 JC ~ 07-Sep-1997
Patton, William D. 1943 JC ~ 12-Nov-2004
Pearson, Thomas Lloyd 1943 JC ~ 22-Mar-2015 passed away on March 22, 2015 after living a full and happy life. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his best friend and loving wife Betty Ward Pearson, two children Michelle and her husband Greg, and Dan and his wife Peggy and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Proceeding Tom in death and there to welcome him home is their son Steve, Tom’s parents, and five siblings. Tom married his childhood buddy in 1950 and they began a 65 year adventure together. Tom was a happy family man, loving husband and great dad. Tom took an active part in their children’s lives in Cub and Boy Scouts troops, Little League baseball, football, band, swimming, and gymnastics. Providing for his family was of the utmost importance to him. Tom was born on the family farm in Pearisburg, Virginia on March 13, 1923 to Daniel Cecil and Senah Fry Pearson. He was the youngest of six children. In 1926, the family moved to Roswell where his father had been appointed Superintendent of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI). Tom was raised with the rhythms and discipline of military life. This upbringing provided him with a strong sense of family, love, duty, dedication and honor that would define his character for life, and be evident to all who met him. After graduating from Junior College at NMMI, Tom attended Tank Destroyer OCS at Camp Hood, Texas. After serving his country with honor, he was released from duty in 1946 with over three years of active service including a year and half in India. Soon after, Tom continued his education at the University of Colorado where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. He began his career as a “roughneck” on the offshore rigs of Louisiana, employed by Exxon Oil Co. Tom spent the next 37 years with Exxon as a Petroleum engineer stationed along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas and retired doing oil well permitting and environmental compliance. He was a prominent member of the engineering team that designed Exxon’s first self-propelled, semi-submersible drilling platform, the “Alaskan Star”. Tom enjoyed many hobbies through the years including gardening, tinkering and fixing anything broken, deer and dove hunting, “jitterbug” dancing, and helped with displaying the beautiful art objects Betty created. He took pride in his workmanship: if it was worth doing, it was worth doing right. Tom retired in 1986, and he and Betty returned to Roswell where they had grown up, and immediately became involved with old and new friends. They rejoined St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church where Tom served as a member of the Vestry and was instrumental in designing their Columbarium. They joined the Chaparral Rockhounds to comb the surrounding areas of New Mexico for fascinating rocks and gems. They had many adventures with the Wilderness Hikers where Tom helped plan and lead hikes and other activities; he was also an active member of the Roswell Historical Society. Tom had many stories to tell and enjoyed showing relatives and friends about the town and particularly the Institute. He was a very patriotic man, flying the American flag every day at their home. Tom’s strong character and dry sense of humor will be missed by those who knew him. Tom enjoyed a good joke, laughing, a good hot cup of coffee, music and revisiting memories. Roll on Tom, with the “tumbling tumbleweeds” and we know you’ll find a good cup of “java jive” in heaven. Don’t drink it all; save some for the rest of us, we’ll join you later.
Perez, Raymond 1943 JC
Phillips, Glenn Prentice 1943 JC ~ 25-May-1998
Phillips, Shelby Dale 1943 HS
Pratt, Howard Charles, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 17-Jul-1992
Ramsay, LT William Carlisle, USA 1943 JC ~ 16-Sep-1944 – WWII-Killed in action in France on 16 September 1944.
Randel, Harvey O. 1943 HS
Reed, James Lester 1943 HS ~ 27-Jan-1996
Reeder, Robert T. 1943 HS ~ 1-Nov-2015
died November 1, 2015, of natural causes at the age of 89 in Sacramento, California.Bob was a long-time resident of Colorado and spent over 30 years in Golden, first as a student at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and later as a professor and retiree. He had a varied career as a mining engineer, consultant and professor, and was active in the Golden community as a member of Rotary, St. Joseph’s Parish, CSM Alumni Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Widely traveled, the Reeder family lived in New Mexico, Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Louisiana, West Virginia, Wisconsin and California. Bob always felt that Colorado was home. Bob was predeceased by his wife Marilyn; son Robert (Rusty); and grandson Robbie. He is survived by his children Kathleen Reeder, Mary Carol Todd, Martha Nelson, Patricia Randall, David Reeder and Anne Reeder; grandchildren Samantha, Danny, David, Molly, Hans, Kimberly, Guinevere , Ross, Katie, Libby, Cailin, and Erin; and great-grandchildren Isaiah, Lucas, Drew, Arden, Sawyer, and Malia

Renn, Robert James 1943 JC ~ 14-Apr-1988
Riter, Auble Whitted, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 23-Sep-2003
Rivers, William Parker 1943 HS ~ 15-Mar-2005
Roberts, Robert Stewart 1943 HS
Roderick, Dorrance Douglas, Jr. 1943 JC
Rodman, Walter Leslie 1943 JC ~ 01-Nov-2006 83, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2006, in St. George. He was born July 19, 1923, in Ogden, Utah, to Gage B. And Gladys Rodman. Surviving family include his wife, Alice Rodman, of Hurricane; brother, Fred Rodman, of Los Angeles, CA; two nephews, James W. Rodman, of Los Angeles, CA, and Steven L. Rodman, of Greenfield, MA; and a niece, Anne M. Vitello, of North Hollywood, CA.
Rogers, MSgt Robert Henry “Buzz”, USMC (Ret) 1943 HS ~ 02-Sep-2015 passed away peacefully at his home on September 2, 2015, surrounded by his five children and daughter-in-law. He was born in Washington, DC on July 1, 1925, the son of Major General Ford O. “Tex” Rogers, USMC and Lucy Folly Bedford. Buzz spent his childhood years travelling the world with his father Tex. While attending New Mexico Military Institute, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant after 30 years of service. Buzz settled at his father’s Lone Star Farm in New Baltimore, Virginia, in 1946. He later met Angie Lee Sanders and they were married in 1952, she preceded him on July the 11 of this year. He managed his own thoroughbred racing and breeding business and the Hilldale Riding School with Angie on Lone Star Farm. He was an avid polo player and played polo with many of the local clubs. After fully retiring, he and Angie enjoyed spending weekends on their boat The Sly Mongoose cruising the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay. In the winters, they traveled the Intracoastal Waterway to Florida on their boat. He is survived by his five children and their families; Folly Rogers, Victoria & Larry Loughborough, Robert H. & Mary Beth Rogers, Ford Rogers, Bedford and Amy Rogers; and his seven grandchildren, Forest Rogers-Phillips, Douglas Whitcraft, Donald Whitcraft, Victor Rogers-Phillips, Ellie Rogers, Friend Rogers and Henry Rogers.
Rowden, Monte Clyde, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 18-Oct-2009
Ruggles, Guy Hall, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 26-Oct-2011 passed away at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 88. Mr. Ruggles was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Miami, AZ., a son of Guy H. Ruggles, Sr., and Faye McBride Ruggles. He graduated from Brisbee (AZ) High School in 1941, then enrolled in the Army Air Force cadet program while at the New Mexico Military Academy in Roswell, NM. Before completing the program, he was called to basic training in Texas. His time in serving his country included advanced flying training and, in 1944, he was appointed a second lieutenant in the Army Air Force, earning his silver wings as a pilot and serving until November 1945. In 1949, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science degree in engineering and accepted a position with Westinghouse Electric Corp., moving to Sharon to become a design engineer for mobile transformers for 33 years. He retired in 1983. Guy was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 55, Farrell; and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 103, Sharon. He loved driving and had driven with his wife to all 50 states and the lower provinces of Canada. He enjoyed bowling and golfing, participating in both sports well into his later years. He was proud to be named the 1986 league champion for the Westinghouse Retirees Golf League and to have scored a hole-in-one while playing golf. Survivors include: his wife, Margaret M. “Peggy” Ruggles, whom he married Sept. 19, 1980, and her family; along with his sister, Nancy Ruggles Crowley, Fairfax, Va.; his niece, Kathy Minnis, Fruit Grove, Fla.; and his nephews, Douglas and Dennis Crowley, also Fairfax; and Richard Crowley, Alexandria, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, the former Mary Ann Banas, who died Sept. 16, 1975.
Rupp, John David 1943 JC
Russell, James Edward 1943 JC ~ 29-Aug-2015  passed away peacefully on August 29, 2015 at the age of 92. Jim grew up in Staunton, Illinois. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Jim served as 1st Lieutenant in the 83rd Infantry Division in World War II. He was injured during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he finished his college education at Washington University and graduated with a BA in business. He met his wife, Marjory Hopkins, while at school, and they were married shortly after graduation. Jim worked for his father in the Russell Furniture Store in Staunton for a few years. He then moved to St. Louis and worked at International Shoe Company, and became one of the early computer systems analysts. Beloved husband of Marjory Russell for 66 years; loving father and father-in-law of Lea (Dennis) Langdon, the late Donald Russell, the late Scott (survived by Deborah) Russell; dear grandfather of Robin Perrtree (Frank Unger), Alex (Courtney) Perry, Kalani (Aaron) McElwee, Erin Langdon, Daniel H. Russell and Margaret Russell (Oliver Lagman); dear great-grandfather of Rylee Boyd, Isabel and Violet Perry, Nora Perrtree, Zachary Unger and Addilyn McElwee; and dear brother of the late Richard A. (survived by Shirley)
Schmitt, Herman Robert 1943 JC
Shadinger, Charles Donald 1943 JC ~ 10-May-1994
Shawver, Ernest Barr 1943 HS ~ 01-Jan-2014 88 , loving husband and father, WWII Army veteran, rancher, oilman, philanthropist and conservationist, passed away on Jan.1, 2014, at his home. The family will celebrate E.B.’s life at 1:30 p.m. on May 6, 2014, at the ranch headquarters, 4 miles south of Douglass. He was born on May 6, 1925 in Wichita to Ernest Blaine and Stella Mae (Barr) Shawver. E.B. married Bettie (Cocking) Cordes in 1946 and they were later divorced. He married Virginia (Ferrell) Oetken on June 13, 1986 in Butler County. E.B. was a WWII veteran serving from 1943 to 1945. During that time he was in the 1st Platoon – Company E – 2nd Battalion – 475th Infantry – Mars Task Force and served in China Burma Theatre of WWII. E.B. loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and many safaris in Africa. He was a rancher in Kansas and Colorado, past president and CEO of Stelbar Oil Corporation Inc., a past board member of 4th National Bank, Legacy sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, and a lifetime member of numerous wildlife conservation groups. E.B . is survived by: his wife, Virginia; children, Judy (David) Tillemans of Rock and Marty (Helen) Shawver of Douglass; stepsons, David (Angela) Oetken of Wichita and John (Kristi) Oetken of Great Bend; brother-in-law, Jack Ferrell; grandchildren, Grant (Sarah) Tillemans, Shawn Tillemans, Sally Shawver, Blaine Shawver, Laci Oetken, Addison Oetken and Heath Oetken. He was preceded in death by his parents, E.B. and Stella, and brother, Jerry Eugene Shawver.
Sheehy, John F. 1943 JC ~ 20-Apr-2018 Waco attorney, died after a brief illness on April 20, 2018. John was born on April 10, 1923 to John F. and Herma Jelinek Sheehy in Waco. He attended Waco schools and played football for Waco High under Coach Paul Tyson. Upon graduation from Waco High School he entered New Mexico Military Institute in 1940. After Pearl Harbor, all of his high school class left school to join the military. John became a 19-year-old B-17 bomber pilot and flew 21 combat missions in Europe in World War II, bringing his crew home safely each time while logging over 750 flight hours. He was truly a member of the Greatest Generation. After the war, he entered the University of Texas Law School, where he graduated in 1948. He returned home to begin his law practice at Sheehy, Lovelace and Mayfield but was recalled for the Korean War and was assigned to the Bureau of Immigration in Washington, DC. He returned to his law firm where he was active for 70 years and served as a mentor to countless young attorneys. In 1953 he married Mary Barnwell. He spent his lifetime serving his family, his church, his country, his profession, and his community. John served in leadership positions with the Providence Foundation, Waco Industrial Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. He was currently a director of the Kearns-Reicher Charitable Trust and the Mark Deering Foundation. He was honored for his support of Catholic Education and awarded the Lumen Gentium for his service to the Diocese of Austin. John served on the Waco McLennan County Bar Association and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He was currently serving on the Board of the Texas High School Sports Hall of Fame. In 1983, for the first time, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization offered certification in Residential, Commercial and Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law. At the age of 60, John sat for and passed all three exams, one of few to do so. In February of this year, John was the inaugural recipient of an award that will henceforth bear his name: The John F. Sheehy, Jr., Distinguished Attorney Award that will be presented annually in the State of Texas. John enjoyed life to the fullest and was a great story teller. He loved weekend work on his ranch in Coryell County and Texas Longhorn sporting events. He enjoyed his Monday lunches with Civitan friends and his Wednesday night “Prayer Meeting” (aka poker game) and his weekly lunches with his grandchildren. He and his friends enjoyed trips to Shreveport to support the horse track and casinos. He enjoyed golf, crappie fishing and quail hunting in Three Rivers, Texas. John loved to deer hunt but he never brought his gun. John said that he knew how long he had known someone by the nickname they used: Buddy, Bud, Jeep, John, John, Jr., Dad, Poppa or Mr. Sheehy. He was a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church where he faithfully attended daily mass for many years. John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; his brother, J. Robert Sheehy 1949 JC; and sisters, Patsy Ann Sheehy and Norma Rhodes. John is survived by three children, Vicki Smith and husband, Jack, of Marlin. John Sheehy, III, (Trip) and his wife Laura of Waco, and Mike Manale and his wife, Debi, of Hurst; a sister, Joanne Hoover and husband, Cameron of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.
Sheffer, Richard Kincaid 1943 HS ~ 18-Nov-2011
Shoemaker, John F. 1943 JC ~ 07-Dec-2013
Simmons, James Pat 1943 JC ~ 07-Aug-2013 88, passed away on August 7, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on November 9, 1924 to Pat Herndon and Grace Sweeney Simmons in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Wichita Falls High School, New Mexico Military Institute, University of New Mexico, and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1947. He served as Lt. (jg) in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. At 26, he became Executive V.P. and CEO, First State Bank, Monahans, Texas. He then served as President and CEO, Commercial Bank and Trust Company, Midland, Texas. In 1959, he moved to Arizona to become the Founding President of Guaranty Bank, predecessor of United Bank of Arizona. Jim served as Chairman and CEO of United Bank until 1988. He then became Chairman and CEO of the Valley National Bank until his retirement in 1990. Jim served as a Director of organizations including the Del Webb Corporation, Arizona Public Service, Samaritan Health Services, American Graduate School of International Management, American Bankers Association, and Shamrock Foods. He also served as Acting CEO of Samaritan Health Services; President, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; President, COMPAS; Chairman, ASU Business School Dean’s Council of 100; Chairman, Greater Phoenix Leadership, also known as Phoenix Forty; President, Arizona Bankers Association; President, Arizona Academy; and Chairman, Region VI Advisory Board, Resolution Trust Corporation. He served as chairman of an organization formed in the 1980s to persuade the voters of Phoenix to accept a tax increase making possible the current 51 and 101 freeways. Among the awards Jim received were One of Five Outstanding Young Texans, NCCJ Silver Scroll Brotherhood Award, Phoenix Advertising Club Man-of-Year , University of Arizona Alumni Association Distinguished Citizen, Arizona Harvard Business School Leadership Award, and Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award. He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Eisele Simmons; their children, James P. Jr., William (Sharon), John, David (Andrea), Nanci Hickerson (Phil), Elizabeth Thornton, Sally Guenther (Ted), Clark Rorbach (Leslie), and Katherine Cornish; brother-in-law, Edward Eisele; and 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Simms, Eugene Denton 1943 JC ~ 29-Apr-2011 88, of Greenville, died on Friday, April 29, 2011, at The Legends of Greenville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dannel Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman, with Welton Hutson officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. At DFW National Cemetery with military honors accorded. Eugene is survived by his wife Mamie Jo Simms; and daughter Delores Simms Tucker.
Smith, CPL Benjamin Franklin, USA 1943 HS ~ 08-Nov-1944  – WWII-Killed in action on Los Negros Island on 8 November 1944.
Smith, Charles Frederick 1943 JC ~ 16-Jul-2014  A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 28th at the New Mexico Military Institute Chapel for Charles Frederick Smith. Frank Lewis Smith III will officiate. Charles passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side on July 16th, 2014 at the age of 91. Immediately following the service, family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College. Charles was born March 25, 1923 in Roswell to Frank Lewis and Evelyn Smith. His parents and his siblings, Ruth Jean Purcell, Frank Lewis Smith, Benjamin Fritz Smith, and Betty Jo Nelson preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of 64 years, Pauline, who greeted him as he passed. Charles attended Roswell schools and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1943 with the rank of Regimental Commander. In the fall of that year, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He then entered the Naval flight-training program, in which he served until the end of World War II. After the war, he returned to Roswell and married Pauline Crossen with whom he had four children: Cherry, Judy, Ben and Susan. He was employed by the Pecos Valley Lumber Company, and in 1949, he founded the C.F. Smith Construction Company that eventually built over 600 custom homes in Roswell. He developed the subdivision around Capitan Elementary School and the Enchanted Hills subdivision with Max Littell and a group of other Roswell businessmen in 1954. Charles became very active in community affairs and was President of the Roswell Independent School District when Goddard High School was built. He was President of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Board of the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and founding director of the Eastern New Mexico Medical Foundation. He was President of the Roswell Association of Home Builders, President of the New Mexico Home Builders Association, President of the Roswell Rotary Club and Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Committee. He was President of the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association and presided over building the Chapel. Charles also served on the Board of Directors of the First Christian Church, the YMCA (both local and state levels), the United Way, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, the Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America, NMMI Chapel Board, Roswell Association for Senior Housing, Mountain States Lumber Dealers, Roswell Downtown Merchants’ Association, and the Little League Baseball Association. He was also a representative for the United States Military Academy and a representative for the National Association of Home Builders. Charles is survived by his sister, Jayne Spencer of Roswell, and his children Cherry Ford and her husband, Ron of Austin, Texas, Judy Smith and her husband, Larry Fields, of Roswell, Dr. Ben Smith and his wife Patti, of Roswell and Saratoga, Ca., and Susan Smith of Roswell. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Kristin K. Higginbotham 1988 HS and her husband, Rob Hause; their children, Kasey, Scott, Corey, Carly and Ryan; Patrick Ford and his wife, Becky; their children, Brooklyn and Ryan; Shannon Blackwell and her husband, Matt; their children, Tyler, Carter and Brody; Tyler Smith and his fiancee Kelli McKernan; Ashley and her husband, Dr. Lance Donaldson; their son, Trey; and Sam Smith, Max Smith, Jack Smith, and Auggie Smith.
Smith, CAPT Donald Asa, USN (Ret) 1943 HS ~ 26-Apr-2017 of Manhattan Beach California was born April 24, 1925 in Franklin, Indiana to Ruth and John Smith. He passed away on the morning of April 26, 2017 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California. He was surrounded by love of family, friends, and kind hospital staff. Don grew up in Roswell, New Mexico and attended New Mexico Military Institute during high school. Five days after graduating from NMMI in 1943 he was inducted into the Army where he spent two years in the Infantry. After World War II, Don went on to study at the US Naval Academy. Don was one of the few Navy Officers to have earned an Army good conduct medal. Upon graduation in 1949, Don married Dorothy Armstrong, with whom he raised two sons and a daughter. Don later earned his Masters Degree from Boston University in Political Science/International Relations. During his 24 year naval career Don was a line officer serving on surface ships, rising to the rank of Captain. His sea duty tours included service during the Korean War, the Lebanon crisis in 1958, and the Vietnam War. His last tour of duty was as the Commanding Officer of the Long Beach Naval Station. Don retired from the Navy in 1973. Following his Navy career, he worked with Hughes Aircraft Space and Communications Group as the Director of Administration and Operations for fifteen years. During retirement Don kept a busy pace and pursued his bike riding passion. He organized and led wonderful bike tours through North American Parks and he toured Europe, Scandinavia and China. Don also held leadership roles with SHAWL (Support for Harbor Area Women’s Lives) and was President of the South Bay Orchid Society. He was very active at Hope United Methodist Church, where he participated in the Chorus, the Finance Committee and Community Service projects. Five years after his wife Dorothy passed away in 2003, Don married Betty Person. Don and Betty shared many wonderful times enjoying family and friends, travelling, participating in church activities and choir and taking walks together. Don is known for his steadfastness, stamina, quick wit and friendly smile, his generosity, intelligence and leadership. He is survived by his loving wife Betty, sons Donald and Douglas, daughter Carolyn, and grandchildren Daniel, Graham, Ariel and Luke as well as Betty’s sons Kevin, Ken and Brent, daughter in law Suzanne and grandchildren, Amanda, Blake, Ben, Emily, Elizabeth, Brian and Juliana. He was a wonderful father to many in our extended family. We are very grateful for his time with us, thank God for his long and healthy life, but miss him dearly.
Smith, Harvey Taylor, Jr. 1943 HS ~ 01-Jul-1987
Smith, Jack Philip 1943 HS ~ 01-Sep-1993
Smith, Ward Miller 1943 HS
Snoberger, Philip H. 1943 HS ~ 10-May-2017 Fort Pierce, FL. A great American was lost on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 with the passing of Philip H. Snoberger at his home in Fort Pierce, Florida. He was 92.Phil was born to Elizabeth and Rantz Snoberger on October 1st, 1924, growing up in a rural farming community in Goshen, Indiana. After graduating high school from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. in 1943, he was immediately drafted into the U.S. Army. Phil served in WWII during 1944 and 1945 in the 14th Armored Division (“The Liberators”). As a part of the Seventh Army he was stationed in France and Germany, participating in many horrific battles and the liberation of POW’s and Nazi work camps. He was awarded many medals, including The Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone. In 2012 he also received the Legion d’honneur, the highest French order of merit for military service. He earned badges for Calvary Sharp Shooter, Rifle, Carbine and Machine Gun. Also ribbons for European Campaign, Army Occupation, American Campaign, World War II, Efficiency, Honor and Fidelity. Phil was proud to be an American and of his service to our country, often wearing his Veteran’s Cap from the 14th Armored Division, or wearing his uniform to attend veteran functions. He was very active in the American Legion, a tradition he adopted from his father. After the military he finished his education at Purdue University graduating in the top 10% of his class with a degree in Engineering. Phil always considered himself to be lucky he loved every day of his life. No endeavor was ever “work” and he thrived on every new challenge put before him. Just before he died, he was actively writing a detailed biography of his war experiences. Although he endured hardships and near-death experiences, his writing is filled with wit, keen observation and humor. He was successful in business, receiving patents for electro-mechanical controls and quickly rising into corporate management. Going out on his own, he founded the Snowbird Automatic Ice Machine Company in Pompano Beach, Florida. Clients included the U.S. Navy .Phil was preceded in death by the love of his life, Janet Gillis. They married in 2003. Moving to the Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida, the Snobergers sailed around the world in their sailboat “Snowbird”. Crossing the Atlantic and back on a two year journey with landings in Bermuda, the Azores, the U.K., Ireland, Western Europe and the Northern Mediterranean. He was co-founder and Commodore of the Hillsboro Inlet Yacht Club and member of the Marathon Yacht Club. Phil is survived by three children from his first marriage to Joan R. Carpenter: Nancy, Stephen and Thomas Snoberger. Steve has two children: Sarah and Scott. Tom has two children: Valerie and Michelle. Valerie has his Great Grandson: Benjamin. Two stepsons survive from his Marriage to Janet Gillis. James Gillis has three children: Jackie, Jennifer and James, Jr.. Jennifer (Gillis) and Joel Dreiling have two of his Great Grandchildren: Joseph and Jamie. Paul Gillis has three children: Katie, Alex and Andrei. They have four of his Great Grandchildren, Mary, Lula, Ryder and Fiona. Phil was a loving grandparent to all of his extended family. They sought his knowledge of all things, spent time with him in Florida and became better people by the guidance he gave them. They will miss him.
Snowden, CPT Pennell Evans, USAR (Ret) 1943 JC ~ 13-Oct-2006 84, Atchison, passed away Friday, October 13, 2006. Mr. Snowden had operated the Red-E-Mix Concrete Co. And was president of Hixon Lumber, Co. Survivors: wife of 60 years, Patricia; children, Susan Snowden, Carrier, OK; Penny Olauson, Canmore, Alberta, Canada; Buck, Atchison; and Dinah Moulden, Muscotah, KS; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Speegle, Arthur Joe 1943 JC – 29-Nov-2017 94, life-long resident of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home in Duncan surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church in Duncan with the Rev. Arnold Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery with military honors provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. A. J. Speegle was born on December 18, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma to Arthur and Edna Speegle. After graduating high school in Duncan he attended the New Mexico Military Institute. While there, WWII broke out and he was enlisted into the Army Air Corps where he was a fighter pilot on the Pacific front until the war was over. On October 22, 1944 he married the love of his life, Sammye Hedgecock in Duncan and they were married for almost 60 years. After the war he graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Halliburton as a Civil Engineer and owned his own Engineering Company during that time he worked with the City of Duncan as a City Planner and was a Chairman on the Planning Commission in Duncan for over 20 years before retiring on April 30th, 1986. A. J. Was a member of the First Methodist Church and attended First Christian Church. He was a member of the Duncan VFW, The Duncan Moose Lodge and of the Toastmasters. A. J. Was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Joe and Edna Speegle and his wife Sammye Speegle. His survivors include his three children; Sherrye Satterfield and her husband Pat Satterfield of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Joe Speegle of Conroe, Texas and Bill Speegle and Patricia Cook of Duncan, Oklahoma. His grandchildren, Sean Satterfield and his wife Belinda, Lori Curtis and her husband Brian, Shane Satterfield, Shanna Stremel, Joey Speegle and wife Becky, Mari Fry, Ashley Cross and husband Connor, and Justin Speegle and his wife Rachel; twenty-one great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Sean Satterfield, Shane Satterfield, Joey Speegle, Justin Speegle, Christopher Satterfield, Cy Curtis, Seth Speegle, Zak Speegle and Kaimen Stremel. Honorary Pallbearers will be A. J.’s Coffee Buddies; Kelsey Avants, C. H. Barnes, Charles Boyd, William Cole, Nick Fisher, Kari Jacobs, Mark John, Hershel Mitchell, Phil Pace and Wayne Miller.
Spence, Clarence Keithly 1943 JC
Spencer, Dr. A. N. 1943 JC ~ 16-Dec-1999
Spitzer, Robert Norman 1943 HS ~ 29-Sep-2001
Sprague, Dr. Gerald True, Jr. 1943 HS ~ 07-Jan-2009 of Las Vegas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. He was born Dec. 15, 1925, to Gerald T. Sprague and Ivy (Schwarz) Sprague, in Chicago, and was raised in San Fernando Valley, Calif. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute, he served in the U.S. Army, in the Philippines, during World War II. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from University of Southern California, worked in clinical laboratories, including UCLA and the Atomic Test Site, at which time he began to love the Nevada desert. For many years, he designed and operated clinical laboratories in several hospitals. Gerald graduated from California College of Medicine (now University of California, Irvine) in 1964. Following residency at Los Angeles County General Hospital in 1967, he began an anesthesiology practice with Clark County Anesthesia Associates in Las Vegas, where he practiced for 30 years. He was a member of the Clark County Medical Society, Nevada State Medical Association, American Medical Association and American Society of Anesthesiologists. Gerald was an avid fisherman, boater, hobbyist gold prospector, astronomy enthusiast, Dixieland Jazz music fan and banjo player. He loved traveling for any of these activities and enjoyed teaching family and friends about his varied interests. Gerald is survived by his wife, of 41 years, Jannifer of Las Vegas; sister, Jaclyn Kessler of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; three sons, Gerald T. Sprague III (Stacy) of Valley Center, Calif., Warren R. Sprague (Julie) of Las Vegas, and Allan M. Sprague (Lisa) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Stanford, Overton Clarence, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 23-May-1998
Staplin, Frank Lyons 1943 JC ~ 08-Dec-2014 of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on December 8, 2014 at the age of 91 years. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 1923. After service in the US Army, Frank obtained his PhD in paleobotany, and commenced working as a petroleum geologist eventually moving to Calgary in 1957 where he worked for Imperial Oil as a palynologist until his retirement. After retirement he consulted and maintained a lively interest and passion for many diverse subjects. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Frances; and sadly missed by his four children: Patrick, Sharon, Sioban, and Sean. He is also survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Steele, Worden Wolters 1943 JC ~ 10-Nov-2000
Strand, Richard Fay 1943 JC ~ 06-Oct-2000
Styron, James Clyde, Jr. 1943 HS
Swearingin, David Daniel, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 25-Sep-2005
Talbott, John LeRoy 1943 JC ~ 29-Jan-2015  91, of Highland Ranch, CO, died at his home on January 29, 2015, just 18 days after the death of his wife, Dorothy, to whom he was married for 64 years. John was born on August 24, 1923 in Denver, CO, to Leroy and Ella Mae Talbott. He attended The New Mexico Military Institute, and then served various assignments for the Army including the 10th Mountain Division and fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. As a 1st Lieutenant John returned to Colorado where he met Dorothy Adams at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he graduated in 1950. That same year John married Dorothy Adams. He spent the rest of his career as a stockbroker for Boettcher and Company. He and Dorothy raised their family and remained in Colorado as members of the Englewood, Genesee, and Highlands Ranch communities. John loved Colorado and captured its beauty through his lifelong passion for photography. He served as an elder at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, on the Genesee Water & Sanitation District, and was a Lions Club member. He enjoyed skiing with his family, fishing, creating stained glass and traveling. In his 30’s, John was diagnosed with a rare progressive neuromuscular disease. Throughout his sixty years battling this disease, he remained optimistic and positive. He was an inspiration in the way he boldly faced each day and led his life. John would always have a joke, a smile, or share a quiet moment with you. John is survived by his daughters Carol (Bill) Turpin of Golden, Colorado; Becky (Ric) Melzer of Billings, Montana; Marty (John) Barta of Flushing, Michigan; his grandchildren Scott Turpin of Golden, Colorado; Eric (Missy) Turpin of Bakersfield, California; Luke (Alejandra Carolina Rodriguez) Turpin of Huntington Beach, California; Tracy (Laura) Melzer of Christchurch, New Zealand; Kerri Melzer of Seattle, Washington; Katie Barta of Royal Oak, Michigan; Jay Barta of Farmington, Missouri; his great granddaughters Avery Turpin, Adalyn Turpin, Cassia Melzer, Nina Melzer and Special Caregiver Cynthia Davis. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Jody Ann in 1961.
Terrell, 1LT Edwin Covert, USA 1943 JC ~ 21-Oct-1944 – WWII-Killed in action in the European Theater of Operations on 21 October 1944.
Theidel, Elmer Richard 1943 HS
Thompson, James H. 1943 JC ~ 01-May-1965
Tolleson, PVT John Hugh, USA 1943 JC ~ 03-Mar-1945 – WWII-Killed in action – died in Calcutta, India, on 3 March 1945.
Tongue, Robert Charles 1943 JC ~ 03-Feb-2004
Trekell, Donald Dorsey 1943 JC ~ 28-Dec-2010  87, a longtime Casa Grande-area farmer and part of a pioneer family in the area, died on Dec. 28, 2010, at Oasis Pavilion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Casa Grande. Mr. Trekell was born on April 16, 1923, in Los Angeles. His father, Don A. Trekell, had moved to the Casa Grande Valley in 1917 to work on a family ranch. His mother was Marian M. Dorsey Trekell and his stepmother was Mary Alice “Honey” Trekell. Trekell Road is named for the family. He received a bachelor of science degree from New Mexico Military Institute. He served with the 106th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in the European Theater of World War II. Serving under Gen. George Patton, he participated in the liberation of Normandy and the rescue of U.S. troops at the Battle of the Bulge, receiving the Bronze Star and the European Croix de Guerre. He farmed most of his life and served on the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District board and the New Mexico Military Institute alumni board. He loved laughing and being with his family and enjoyed golf, friends and new jokes. He was proud of his country, Casa Grande and farming. He loved working with everyone in the farming industry from the farm workers and ditch tenders to the cotton ginners and U.S. Farm Service Agency office staff. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Martha; two sons, Donald J. Trekell, Jr., 1969 HS-1971 JCof Dallas and Frank David Trekell 1973 HS of Casa Grande; a daughter, Gretchen Sargeant of La Jolla, CA; a sister, Mary Lou Vincent of Seattle; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua P. Trekell.
Triplett, Arthur Grover, Jr. 1943 JC
Truett, Wayne Stanton 1943 JC ~ 04-Jul-1999
Turner, John Walter 1943 JC
Twilley, William S., Jr. 1943 JC
Twist, Roy Jr. 1943 JC ~ 16-Sep-2018  (January 31, 1923-September 16, 2018) Roy Twist, Jr., age 95, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas. He was born January 31, 1923, at Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Roy and Anna J. (Jenkins) Twist. As a young boy he attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School.  He later attended the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Kansas.  After his schooling, he worked for a couple of years in Texas selling dry ice. He later returned to Meade to assist with his families businesses, including Marrs and Twist. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Webb Lodge AF & AM, the Scottish Rite, OES, various card clubs, Kiwanis International, had served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church, Mayor of Meade and on the Meade City Council.  He enjoyed golfing, hunting, the Kansas City Chiefs football, traveling, and had a fondness for the University of Kansas sports. On January 28, 1949, he married Betty Jo Laird at Abilene, Kansas.  She precedes in death on March 19, 2017. Survivors include his sons, Roy Twist, III, of Leawood, Kansas, Kevin Twist of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Jeff Twist of Boulder, Colorado; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
VanFradenburg, 1LT Monell, USA 1943 JC  – Korea-Killed in action on Heartbreak Ridge 25 September 1951.
Varner, Frank Mell, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 01-Mar-2011 age 87, passed Tuesday, the 1st of March 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Varner was born in Houston on the 20th of December 1923, and was a lifelong resident of Houston, with recent years’ residence in Austin and San Antonio. He was a graduate of Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, Class of 1941, Houston, Texas; attended New Mexico Military Institute, 1941-42; member of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets, 1942-43; graduated University of Texas at Austin, Class of 1948, BS in Mechanical Engineering, with additional professional development classes at the University of Houston. Mr. Varner was a World War II veteran who served in the 5th Division, 10th Infantry Regiment 1942-1945; he was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart during his service. Mr. Varner participated in the campaign extending from Normandy through France, the Rhineland and former Czechoslovakia. He was a mechanical and petroleum engineer with Marathon Oil Company for over 30 years and an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Varner was a devoted member of the ’41ers Club of Lamar High School and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He was also a passionate woodworker, machinist, builder, antique collector, and photographer. Mr. Varner held a multitude of family roles in support of his children’s activities. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Kane Varner and Frank Mell Varner, Sr., of Houston, Texas; and by his wife of 37 years, the late Mary Anne Varner, in 1996. He is survived by daughter, Melissa Anne Varner of San Antonio, Texas; son, David James Varner and daughter-in-law, Marjorie Esther Varner of Arlington, Virginia; and grandchildren, Monica Anne Varner and Mark Stanford Varner of Arlington, Virginia. Yesterday evening, friends gathered with the family during a visitation at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, in Houston.
Vessels, Frank, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 01-Dec-1974
Vestal, Robert Stanley 1943 JC ~ 02-Sep-1996 February 29, 1932 – August 23, 2010 Robert E. “Bob” Vestal, 78, of Palisade, CO, died on August 23, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO, a few weeks after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The son of George Chloe (Jack) and Nettie Edith Vestal, Bob was born on Leap Year (February 29), 1932, in Guymon, OK, and liked to joke he had fewer birthdays than his children. Bob attended high school at Ponca City Military Academy (OK) and graduated from college in 1954 at New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell). After serving in both the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, Bob retired his captain commission and returned to his hometown, Guymon, to work in the oil and gas industry. It was there that he met and married Suzanne Burdge of Hooker, OK. Together they built the Vestal Motel and Guymon Dining Room, which they operated for 19 years. They reared two children in Guymon, Debra Nel (Debbie) Peterson, married to Dave Peterson and residing in Palisade, CO, and Robert Jack (Rob) Vestal, residing in Dallas, TX. Bob was passionate about his pursuits and his pastimes. Over the years Bob ventured into the cattle business and tried his hand at brokering commodities on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and selling real estate in Angel Fire, NM. He also acquired his private and commercial pilot’s licenses and spent considerable time on the golf course working on a scratch handicap, as well as trolling for trout in the lakes of Colorado. After Bob and Sue settled in Palisade in 2004, Bob was employed as an on-call security officer at the Department of Energy facility in Grand Junction. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his employment, friends, and colleagues at DOE and was dedicated and determined to work until the end. In addition to his wife of 53 years, daughter, son, and son-in-law, Bob is survived by his brother, G. Charles Vestal of Guymon, OK; nephew, Donald Charles Hofferber of Dallas, TX, (great-niece Sara and great-nephew David), and nephew Stacey Hofferber of Nevada (great-nephew Derek). One sister, Mary Juanelle (Hofferber) Gass, predeceased Bob in 2002.
VonTempsky, Raymond Montgomery 1943 HS
Walker, Randall Jamieson 1943 JC ~ 01-Sep-1986
Wall, Cleo Embry 1943 HS
Ward, Edwin Henry 1943 JC
Warner, William Piper 1943 JC ~ 01-May-1978
Whitmore, Walter Edwin, Jr. 1943 JC
Wiley, Duval Robinson 1943 JC ~ 28-Dec-1998
Williams, Raymond Aubrey, Jr. 1943 JC ~ 14-May-2001 , 76, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, father in law, brother and friend died on May 14, 2001 at Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 11, 1924 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Raymond Aubrey Williams and Lucy Perkins Williams. Ray graduated from McCamey High School in 1941. During this time he became an accomplished cowboy and avid horseman. He attended junior college at New Mexico Military Institute, leaving there in 1943 to join the U.S. Army. He completed Officer’s Candidate School and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He was a forward observer in the 86th Motor Battalion Chemical Corp in World War II. Ray served in five campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, the Ardeines, the Rhineland and the Western Pacific. He received a Certificate of Merit during the Battle of the Bulge, was awarded a bronze Star for valor in action at Brest, France and also a Purple Heart for wounds received in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany. He had several Congressional Commendations and was discharged in 1946 at the age of 21 as a Captain. After WW II, Ray graduated with degrees in business and law from Southern Methodist University in 1949. He was president of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity as well as editor of the Southwestern Law Journal. He practiced law several years before working for Rudman Resources, Inc. for nearly 30 years where he became Executive Vice-President and Partner. He then founded his own companies: Williams Properties, Inc. and Seven W Resources. He was very active in the oil and gas business, ranching and real estate until his death. He was a charter member of the All-American Wildcatters and the American Association of Petroleum Landmen. He served on the Dallas Grand Jury in 1962 and was a member of the State Bar of Texas. He was a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club, Northwood Club, Riverhill Country Club and the Tejas Vaqueros. Ray was an extraordinarily devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Beth Brodnax Williams; his sons and their wives, Ray III and Mary of Dallas, Ralph and Terri Anna of Dallas, Robert and Jennifer of Dallas; his daughters and their husbands, Holly and Lee Harris of Hillsboro and Carol and Bill Arnold of Kerrville; his sister, Lucy W. Foster of Dallas and his thirteen grandchildren, Will, Elizabeth, Aubrey, Kathryn, Caroline, Mitchell, Mary Beth, Patrick, Julia, Anna, Sarah, John Robert and Regan. His parents; his first wife, Emily Burt Williams and his beloved daughter, Mary Elizabeth Williams preceded Ray in death.
Winchester, Dr. Thomas Holland 1943 JC
Winter, Milton Shipman, Jr. 1943 HS
Wolf, Melvin Harlen 1943 JC ~ 02-Dec-2007  83, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Dec. 2, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Woods, James Brenner 1943 JC ~ 01-Mar-1990 
Wylder, William Thomas 1943 JC ~ 12-May-1995 
Wylie, Robert Keen 1943 JC ~ 07-Mar-2010 Our beloved Daddy Bob went to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 7, 2010. He passed peacefully at Covenant Hospital after a brief illness with his family by his side. He had celebrated his 86th birthday last week. He was born on Feb. 27, 1924 in Stamford, Texas. His parents were Howard and Lilian Wylie, lifetime Lubbock residents and the owners of Wylie’s Drug on Lubbock’s square. Bob graduated from Lubbock High School in 1941 and from New Mexico Military Institute in 1943. During that time, his passions were horses and polo. He was sought after by professional polo teams. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where he met and married Marifrances Lowe on Jan. 20, 1945. After serving in the Army at the close of World War II, he and Marifrances made their home in Lubbock. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1948 with a BA degree in Chemistry. He farmed and ranched with his father and managed the Lubbock division of Behrens Wholesale Drug Company for 35 years. He was a member of the Lubbock Rotary Club and achieved perfect attendance for 34 years. During his career, he was a member of the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, the West Texas Pharmaceutical Association, the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association and he served as president of the Texas Drug Travelers Association. He and his family attended First United Methodist Church and he played golf with many lifelong friends for over 20 years at Hillcrest Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marifrances; and two daughters, Keenie Kyle and husband Jack Kyle and Linda Streetman and husband Steve Streetman. He and Marifrances were blessed with four grandchildren, John Bottoni and wife Kristie, Matt Bottoni and wife Kelly, Heather Streetman, and Ryan Streetman and wife Nicole. They have one great-grandson, Justice Bottoni.


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Adams, Robert LaVerne 1942 JC
Agnew, Dr. Colvin H. 1942 JC ~ 24-Jun-2006, 82, was born in Alamogordo on Sept. 4, 1923, to Clarence and Esther Agnew. He graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1940. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, and upon graduating in 1942, he received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1945 with an Engineering degree. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Washington, D.C., and worked for the Department of the Navy for about two years and then went on inactive reserve status in order to attend medical school. He graduated from the University of Indiana School of Medicine in 1951. He completed his internship in 1952 and his residency in radiology in 1955. During his medical residency in Chicago, he met and married Alice Ann Steinway of Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon completion of his residency, he moved to Sheridan, Wyo., and opened the radiology department at the local hospital. Two years later, he returned to the academic world and moved to Galveston to teach at the University of Texas Medical School for two years. He then moved to Kansas City, Kan., as assistant professor of radiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center for three years.In 1962, he entered a private radiology practice at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings. He remained there, raising his four children, until his retirement in 1988. While in Montana, Dr. Agnew served as president of Montana Medical Association and as the chairman of the Republican Party of Yellowstone County. After his retirement in 1988, they moved to Alamogordo, where he continued to practice medicine at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center until his death. He was also active at St. John’s Episcopal Church, White Sands Rotary Club medical missions.He was an avid outdoorsman, fond of hunting, skiing and backpacking. He also enjoyed reading and had a strong spiritual faith. He passed away June 24, 2006, after complications from an injury. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues for his strong sense of generosity, compassion, wisdom and spirituality.Dr. Agnew is survived by Alice, his wife of 53 years; his four children, Stuart and wife Donna of Albuquerque, Lauryn of Moss Beach, Calif., Scott and wife Tina of Alamogordo, Kirk and wife Beth of Redmond, Wash.; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Work, Genie Wade and sister-in-law Ethlyn Agnew, all of Alamogordo, and brother-in-law, Jim Steinway and his wife Jane of Cincinnati.
Alexander, 1LT Boyd Allen, USA 1942 JC ~ 20-Sep-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in action in France on 20 September 1944.
Allen, 1LT Arthur Leslie, Jr., USA 1942 JC ~ 18-Mar-1944 – WWII-Killed in action on los Negros Island on 18 March 1944.
Andersen, Louis H. 1942 JC
Apperson, Orbell O., Jr. 1942 JC
Artschwager, Richard E. 1942 JC ~ 09-Feb-2013  89 – was an American painter, illustrator and sculptor, best known for his stylistic independence; however, he had associations with the Pop Art movement, Conceptual art and Minimalism.Artschwager lived and worked in New York City with his wife, Ann (Sebring). The couple met in 1991, while Ann was working at the Mary Boone Gallery. He was previously married to Elfriede Wejmelka (1947-1971; divorced; one child), Catherine Kord (1972-1989; divorced), and Molly O’Gorman (?-1993; divorced; two children).  Artschwager died February 9, 2013 in Albany, New York after a stroke he had weeks earlier. He was 89. He was survived by his wife; his children Eva, Clara and Augustus Theodore, and by his sister, Margarita Kay. Richard Artschwager was born to European immigrant parents. His father, Ernst Artschwager, was a Protestant botanist born in Prussia, who suffered greatly from tuberculosis. His mother, Eugenia (née Brodsky), an amateur artist and designer who studied at the Corcoran School of Art, was a Jewish Ukrainian. From his mother, Artschwager received his love of art. In 1935, the family moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico, because of his father’s deteriorating health. At that time, Artschwager was already showing a talent for drawing.In 1941, Artschwager entered Cornell University, where he studied chemistry and mathematics. In the fall of 1944, he was sent to England and France to fight in World War II, as part of his military service. Wounded in the head, he was assigned administrative duty in Frankfurt, where he moved high-level prisoners across the continent. Among them wasNikolaus von Falkenhorst, a German general whom he brought to Oslo to be put on trial by the Norwegians for war crimes. Artschwager was later assigned to an intelligence posting in Vienna. It was there that he met his wife, Elfriede Wejmelka. The two married in 1946 and returned to the United States in 1947. Artschwager then returned to college and, in February 1948, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in physics.Artschwager, however, could not deny his first passion and was encouraged to pursue the arts by his wife. After he received his diploma, the couple moved to New York City, where he worked as a baby photographer and his wife as a designer.In 1949, taking advantage of the GI Bill, Artschwager began to study with Amédée Ozenfant in Paris for a year. Ozenfant was a purist painter, who placed precision and rationality above all else. In the early 1950s, Artschwager abandoned art to work at various jobs, particularly as a turner and a bank employee. In 1953, he began to sell furniture, to ensure regular income, after the birth of his daughter. In 1956, he designed and manufactured simple and modern furniture. His work as a furniture maker left its mark on the art he would later create, as a 1960 commission from the Catholic Church to build portable altars for ships inspired him to start producing small wall objects made of wood and Formica. He was quite successful until 1958, when a fire destroyed his entire studio and all its contents. He then took out a large loan to restore his business.
Ayres, Charles W. 1942 JC ~ 10-Nov-2012 age 90, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center. With his family at his side, Chuck went quietly and comfortably to join his bride of 65 years who passed into the Great Beyond in 2010. Chuck, a native of Casper, was born May 24, 1922 to Claude M. Ayres and Bernice (Root) Ayres. After his mother passed away due to breast cancer when he was 19 years old Chuck’s father eventually remarried to Dorothy Moore Ayres who became Chuck’s loving stepmother. Following graduation from Natrona County High School in 1942 Chuck attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years and then enlisted in the Navy. The Navy then sent Chuck to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter Minnesota for his officers training and then spent the remainder of his service to our country as an Ensign aboard the aircraft carrier Antietam. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1945 Chuck joined his father, Claude, and K.A. (Mac) mcmullin as a partner in Ayres Jewelry Company in downtown Casper. Just prior to his release from the Navy, Chuck met and married the love of his life, Jane Louise Carey in Philadelphia. In the early years of Chuck and Jane’s 65 years together came three children, Scott, Nancy and Andy. After 45 years at Ayres Jewelry Company, Chuck retired and he and his beloved Jane moved to Sedona, Arizona, then to Cottonwood, Arizona and eventually back to Casper. When asked, at one point, why he and Jane moved back to Casper from Arizona in December of all times, 75 year old Chuck jokingly replied ôthere’s just too darn many old people down thereö. Chuck was a 50 year plus member, a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Casper Rotary Club. He served actively as a member of the Natrona County School Board, and as a Sunday school teacher and vestryman for St. Marks Episcopal Church. He was a lifetime member of the Casper Country Club and The Casper Boat Club and served with the United Way and Red Cross. Chuck was preceded in death by Jane (his wife); Claude (his father); Bernice (his mother); Dorothy (his stepmother); and Kelly (his daughter in law). Chuck is currently survived by his son, Scott Ayres and his wife, Margaret; daughter, Nancy Pingel and her husband, Karl all from Casper; and son, Andy Ayres and his wife, Lynn of Sheridan; seven grandchildren, Ryan Ayres, Lee Thomas Irvine, Jerry Irvine, Ellery Pingel, Meghan Vanderheiden, Corey Moore and Leah Ayres; eleven great grand children; as well as his sister, Mabel Dahlstrom of Sacramento California. Chuck will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Baca, 1LT Herman Gilbert, Jr., USA 1942 JC ~ 09-Jul-1944 – WWII-Killed in action – died from wounds received at Normandy on 29 July 1944.
Baird, David Meriwether, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 02-Jan-2012 aka “Uncle Dave” (Age 90) Born October 22, 1921. Fare in your new life well sweet father, dear friend. God took one hand and those passing before you the other. Your mother, father, sister, wife and daughter. You are survived by your daughters Mary Allen, Chicago and Susan Baird, Spokane, and by grand and great-grandchildren. A big bear of a man with a gentle spirit, David had many talents. Building a house, woodworking, train and ship models, latch hook, macram+¬, oil painting. He loved to read and was a creative cook – don’t currents go in everything? He raised his daughters the country life and took them camping every summer. Later years rving with his wife Evelyn. He served his country proudly in the Merchant Marines, Navel Reserve and Coast Guard. He was a Spokane City Police Officer for 15 years and ended his working career as a draftsman for R.A. Hanson. A few words cannot describe 90 years of life. For him there was always one more joke or story to tell. Remember Pops – No blowing up mail boxes in heaven! You will be missed and loved forever, sweet father, dear friend.
Baltz, Baxter A. 1942 JC
Barker, Edwin H. 1942 JC ~ 17-Feb-2003, 80, passed away, February 17, 2003 in Houston, Texas. Ed was born January 16, 1923 in Santa Monica, CA and lived in El Paso, Texas and Silver City, New Mexico until his enrollment and graduation from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Ed proudly served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II as a Unit Commander in the 82nd Airborne, 505th Regiment. He received numerous decorations and citations while serving in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. While in the Army, he met his loving wife of 56 years, Marilyn, who was serving as a nurse in the Army in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ed retired from Dresser Atlas (formerly Lane-Wells) as North American Operations Manager in 1984 after 33 years of service. He is survived by his wife Marilyn (nee Quirk); children, Jane, Edwin Jr. and wife, Debby, Mary Ann Halbin, Robert, Louise, Margaret; his two special grandsons, Brad and Brian Barker; his sister, Mary Louise Kyser of Silver City, New Mexico; brothers, Bill Barker and wife, Pat of Roswell, Georgia, Jack Barker and wife, Marie of El Paso, Texas; sisters in-law, Jane Williamson of Opelousas, Louisiana and Barbara Quirk of Plaquemine, Louisiana; brothers-in-law, Sonny Quirk and Bo Quirk of Washington, Louisiana; and their families; his caregiver, Dolores Garmendez. 
Barnes, William Aaron 1942 JC ~ 01-Jul-1981
Bass, James M. 1942 HS ~ 01-Oct-1975
Bedilion, Laurence 1942 HS ~ 11-Nov-1987
Bell, Dr. Henry G., Jr. 1942 JC
Bell, Paul G., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 31-Oct-2016 died on October 31, 2016. He was born at Camp Knox, KY July 15, 1922, to Paul Gervais Bell and Mary Shepard Bryan. He became a resident of Houston in 1932. He was educated in the Houston public schools, New Mexico Military Institute, and The University of Texas. He volunteered to serve in the army in December of 1942. He became a Tank Destroyer Officer and served three and one half years in the United States and Europe. When released from active duty he was employed by R. P. Farnsworth Co., later Farnsworth and Chambers Co. He worked for this company in Austin and in Houston after he completed his college work. In 1956 he formed P. G. Bell Co. and later Amistad Construction Co. He retired in 1990. He was active in several, civic, construction related, patriotic and social organizations. At the time of his death he was a member of the Board of Glenwood Cemetery. He served for a number of years on the Boards of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Texas Medical Center and Thermal Energy Corporation. He collected rare Texas maps and books and fine-press books and was very active in the Book Club of Texas, the Texas State Historical Association and the San Jacinto Museum of History. Patriotic memberships included Knights of San Jacinto, San Jacinto Descendants, Sons of the Republic of Texas, The Huguenot Society of the State of South Carolina and The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina.He is survived by his wife Sue Ledbetter Bell whom he married in 1952; his son Paul Gervais Bell III and his wife Wende Morehouse Bell; his daughter Susan Ledbetter Bell Boykin and her husband Robert Heath Boykin, Jr., his daughter-in-law Patricia Cummins Bell Berry and her husband Douglas Alan Berry, his niece Elizabeth Bell Toy and her husband Stanley. He is also survived by his grandsons Paul Gervais Bell IV and wife Hunter Lingle Bell, Jarrett Billington Bell and his wife Megan Green Bell, Stephen Austin Bell, Jr., Samuel Cummins Bell, Bryan Constantin Bell, great granddaughter Harrison Shepard Bell and step granddaughter Stephanie Berry. His brother Lewis Bryan Bell and his sons Lewis Bryan Bell II and Stephen Austin Bell predeceased him. He was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
Bemis, Fred D. 1942 JC
Berry, Homer Clayton 1942 HS ~ 08-Feb-2006
Best, Donald G. 1942 JC
Bigelow, Homer L., Jr. 1942 JC
Bobo, James F. 1942 HS
Bock, F. Glenn 1942 JC
Bogle, James H. 1942 HS ~ 22-Jun-2008 82, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:07 p.m. June 22, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Dec. 16, 1925, at Dexter, NM, to the late Hal Green and Inez Lucille Fay Bogle, he was the president of Mount Level Farms and Big Oak Farms near East Prairie and a member of the Nelson Memorial Methodist Church in East Prairie, where he taught Sunday school. He served on the East Prairie R-2 School Board, was a director of the Holloway School near East Prairie, member of the Mississippi County Library Board, the St. John Levee and Drainage District Board and Sigma Nu Fraternity at Iowa State University at Ames. He was an honorary colonel of former Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, by whom he was appointed to serve on the State Clean Air Commission. On Sept. 7, 1946, at Sioux City, Iowa, he married Jean Lois Verstegen, who preceded him in death on June 2, 1990. Two brothers, Jackson Bogle and John Peter Bogle, also preceded him in death. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Elaine Bogle and Michael Wayne Monk of Santa Monica, CA; one brother, Clarence Bill McKnight Bogle of Dexter, NM; and two grandchildren, Susannah Jane Monk and James Michael Monk of Santa Monica.
Bonfils, Frederick G. 1942 HS
Bonner, William A. 1942 HS ~ 12-Jul-2011 85, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011. William was born July 20, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo. Lucky in life to have had two loves, a 44-year marriage to Nelda Butler, and a 20-year marriage to Peggy Grier Powell. A graduate of Texas Tech University, he was a World War II U.S. Marine veteran who received the Purple Heart for his wounds received on Sept. 15, 1944, at Peleliu. His memory lives on in his five children and their spouses, as well as his 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, Gaylin Bonner and her daughter Anna; Kirk and Ginny Bonner and their children Austin, Katie, John and Charlie; Joy and Harold Geiss and their children Kevin, Adam, Brian and Audrey; Susan Kozak and her children Aaron, Matt and Shannon; and Scott and his son Ryan and grandson Austin.
Booth, 1LT Donald, USA 1942 JC ~ 07-Jan-1945  – WWII-Killed in action in action in Belgium on 7 January 1945.
Bowman, 1LT Joseph E., Jr., USA 1942 JC ~ 24-Oct-1944  – WWII-Killed in service in a plane crash at March Field, CA, on 24 October 1944.
Bragg, James R., Jr. 1942 JC
Brown, MAJ Alanson D., Jr., USA (Ret) 1942 JC
Brown, Robert Ewing 1942 JC 76, former chairman of the board of The Times publishing Co. Ltd., previous ownership of The Times, dies Tuesday in Pass Christian, Ms. Brown was born in Newburyport, MA and spent his youth in New Orleans. His late grandfather, Col. Robert Ewing, purchased The Shreveport Times in 1908 and became the founder of one of the South’s best known newspaper families. The Ewings owned the The Times, as well as other regional media properties, until their sale to the Gannet Co. in 1977. After attending school in New Orleans, Brown went to New Mexico Military Institute and Officers Candidate School at Ft. Riley, KS. During World War II, Brown served under Gen. George S. Patton during five major campaigns in Europe: The Battle of Normandy, Battle of France, and Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Rhine, and Battle of Germany. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre. Following the war, Brown studied at New Orleans’ Loyola University. In 1947 he joined the family business at KTHS radio in Hot Springs, AR. Before becoming promotions manager of KTHS-TV in Little Rock. Brown moved to Shreveport in 1960 as vice president of KWKH radio. Prior to being named chairman in 1973, Brown served as director of The Times Publishing Co. Ltd., the News-Star World Publishing Corp., International Broadcasting Corp., and Arkansas Television Co. Before retiring and moving to Pass Christian in 1978, Brown was active in various Shreveport civic and community organization including the board of deacons of First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport Symphony Society, the Demoiselle Club, Holiday in Dixie Ambassadors Club, and the Cotillion Governing Board. In 1976 he served as king of Cotillion. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund Graves Brown and Esther Ewing Brown. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Graham Brown, Pass Christian; one daughter Robin Brown Keith, Long Beach, Ms.; two sons, Robert Ewing Brown, Jr. and James Graham Brown both of Long Beach; two brothers, Edmund Graves Brown, Jr., and Monroe, LA. And Toulmin Hunter Brown, Pass Christian; six beautiful grandchildren, Allison Keith Boudreauxm Moblie, AL., Catherine Ann Keith and Susan Anthony Keith both of Long Beach; Weston Graham Brown, Gordon Anderson Brown and Hodson Ross Brown, all od Minden, LA.; and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Ann Boudreaux, of Moblie.
Brownfield, A. Dee, Jr. 1942 JC
Burden, John E. “Jack”, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 01-Mar-2013 90, of Boulder, CO, passed peacefully into his next adventure while in his sleep. He was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, before moving to the states to attend the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, in 1936. During WWII, he was a Marine Corps instructor pilot on PBY Flying Boats in Corpus Christi, TX and later deployed to the South Pacific and China as a DC-3 pilot. His love of flying never ceased, and Jack went skydiving at age 82, flew solo in a glider at 83, and co-piloted a Cessna at age 90. He graduated from Columbia University after his distinguished flying career in the military. After working in the Louisiana oil fields, and later opening a real estate office in Lafayette, Louisiana, he moved to Boulder and started Burden and Burks Realty in 1965. Jack finally retired from daily work in 2006 at age 83, where he was employed at NIST in Boulder. While at NIST he realized many employees lived in Longmont without adequate public transportation. With his contacts at RTD, he helped push through the creation of a Longmont-Boulder route. Hence the beginnings of the “J Bus”, named in honor of “Jack”. After retirement, he volunteered at Boulder Hospital, the Library, Safehouse, as a Spanish translator, and assisted in other organizations. Jack loved to dance, laugh, hike, read, and keep active. He was a compassionate man that lived his long and happy life filled with adventures and friendliness. He is survived by his 4 children, Carolyn “Colly” Geer, Stuart Burden, Cotton Burden (Joy) and Victoria Hurley (Michael). His 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and many friends cherish him with memories of laughter, many thought-provoking conversations, and peaceful love.
Burroughs, William L. “Bill”, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 02-May-2004 , 81, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday at Trinity Village Medical Center. He was born Sept. 8, 1922, at Little Rock, a son of the late W.L. Burroughs Sr. and Lucille Pickard Burroughs. He was reared and received his early education at Little Rock, graduating from North Little Rock High School in 1940. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute Junior College and attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He served in the Marines during World War II as an officer in the Pacific Theatre. He moved to Pine Bluff in 1947 and went to work for McNew Realty Company. He owned and served as president of the McNew Realty Company from 1973 to 1994. He served as the first president of Pine Bluff Home Builders. He also served as president of the Pine Bluff Board of Realtors and the Arkansas Realtors Association in 1972. He was director of the National Association of Realtors in 1972, 1977, 1978 and 1979 and was appointed by then-Gov. Dale Bumpers in 1973 as a member of the state of Arkansas Real Estate Commission and served as chairman of the commission in 1976. He was a member of the Rotary Club for over 30 years. He served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors three different times. He was a Shriner and a Mason. He was preceded in death in 1996 by his wife, Nancy McNew Burroughs, whom he married in 1944 at Washington. Survivors include one son, Lee Burroughs III of Little Rock; three daughters, Lou Carnal and Phoebe Roberts, both of Pine Bluff, and Gale Holtzclaw of Ringgold, GA.; one sister, Pat Withrow of Little Rock; and five grandchildren. 
Buttner, 1LT William M., USA 1942 JC ~ 16-Aug-1945 – WWII-Missing/Killed in action – declared dead after having been missing in action in the European Theater of Operations since 15 August 1944.
Byrd, Roy Neal, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 07-Nov-2002 , 91, died August 17, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas. Memorial services will be at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 1, at Brooks Chapel with John Rawlings, Rebecca Byrd, and Rev. Murray Travis officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors. Roy was born February 12, 1922, to Roy Neal and Camilla Byrd. He married Katy Jean Black October 10, 1941. He grew up in Canyon, Texas, and graduated from Canyon High School. After high school he attended New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell in the Class of 1942. He was a veteran of World War II. Roy was commissioned in 1944 and saw action in the Air Force serving as a bombardier in the Mediterranean Theater. He was a crew member on a B-24 bomber and was promoted to Captain. Roy was discharged in 1945. Roy was a graduate of West Texas State College in Canyon and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He was ordained at the First Presbyterian Church, Canyon, TX, in 1959. He served churches in Nebraska, Texas, and Colorado. Roy was a voting member of the Chickasaw Tribe located in Oklahoma and an honored elder. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sons, John and George. SURVIVORS Roy is survived by his sons, Roy and wife, Jackie, of Park City, UT, Jeffrey and wife, Kris, of Killeen, TX; and daughter, Rebecca, of Happy, TX; eight grandchildren living in Washington, Nebraska, Illinois, Utah, and South Carolina; and numerous great-grandchildren. 
Cain, Gilbert K. 1942 JC ~ 18-Sep-2009 Resident of Atherton, CA Gilbert departed this world peacefully in his sleep on September 18, at the age of 87. He will be survived by his loving wife Alyce B. Cain, but missed by her and all of those that loved him for his bright smile and strong sense of humor. Born on May 26, 1922, in Colorado to Samuel H. Cain and Jessie F. Cain, Gilbert attended the New Mexico Military Academy, served in the armed forces, fought bravely for his country and was awarded the Purple Heart. Gilbert met Alyce while on vacation in Mexico. They married on March 14, 1955 and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he started his successful career as an independent realtor. Their loving son Tony tragically passed away at the tender age of 17, but was loved and adored by both parents. Tony was a brilliant student with a smile that would rival even that of his father. Gilbert and Tony are now forever reunited. Gilbert’s true happiness was with his art, travel, and music. He collected a wide variety of modern art, on display constantly at his Atherton home. Gilbert would welcome the opportunity to tell you about each one in detail and at the same time share the stories of where they came from and the many pleasurable trips around the world he took to get them. When not admiring his art, Gilbert could be found anywhere there was the sound of jazz; whether it be at the Monterey Jazz Festival or on a cruise dedicated to the sound he loved the most. A neighborhood icon, Gilbert could be seen taking his daily exercise walking the streets that he felt so very proud to be living on. Although not everyone in Atherton knew Gilbert’s name, generations of local families knew of the Santa Claus that would hang from his chimney every year over the Holidays.
Caldwell, Douglas W. 1942 HS
Cauhape, John P. 1942 JC ~ 31-Aug-2008 85, of Roswell,  passed away Aug. 31, 2008. John was born Oct. 1, 1922, to John Pierre Cauhape, Sr. and Frances Guthrie Cauhape, in Roswell. He and Gloria Hess were married in December 1950, in Fort Worth, Texas. Gloria survives John at the family home. He was a member of First Baptist Church. John was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. He later graduated from the Army Officers Training School. He owned and operated the J.P. Cauhape Ranch for many years. The ranch had been in his family since the early 1900s. John was honored as New Mexico Sheepman of the Year in 1999. John enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and sports, but most of all just loved his family, countless friends and life. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. In addition to his wife, Gloria, John is survived by his daughter, Emily Cauhape Fluke and her husband, Randall, of Beaumont, TX; three grandchildren, Clayte Austin Fluke of Waco, TX, Erin Christina Fluke of College Station, Texas, and Caroline Elizabeth Fluke of Beaumont; and a niece, Lou Whitcomb, of Delores, CO. John was preceded in death by a son, John Clayte Cauhape 1970 HS, who passed away on May 5, 1985, and two sisters.
Chambers, E. Yerby, Jr. 1942 HS
Childers, James L. 1942 JC ~ 03-Mar-2016 age 93 died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at his home in McAlester. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:00 am at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend J.T. Carnell officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester. Jim was born on November 30, 1922 in Wichita Falls, Texas, he was the son of H.L. and Eleanor (Crowl) Childers. The family moved to McAlester when he was two. Jim was an Eagle Scout and attended the 1st Boy Scout Jamboree held in Washington, D.C. He attended public schools in McAlester until he transferred as a junior in high school to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Jim remained at NMMI through 2 years in college. Shortly after World War II began he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas. He was friends with Pat’s brother, Otis Gregg (also a student at NMMI) and spent weekends on leave visiting the family in Topeka. After his training at Fort Riley he was sent to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas where he joined the 1st Calvary Division, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 8th Regiment of the U.S. Army and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. From there he was shipped to Brisbane, Australia. His troop was sent to Orobay, New Guinea, Guam and then onto the Admiralty Islands. After developing a severe lung problem he was shipped back to the states to a series of army hospitals. When he was able to return to active duty, Jim was sent again to Fort Riley. He later received an honorable discharge. Jim married Patricia Ann Gregg on October 28, 1945 and they made their home in McAlester. He joined his father in owning/operating Childers Motor Company for 42 years. After retiring from the car business Jim and Pat opened P.J.’s Antiques which they kept until retiring a second time in 2007. Jim was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of McAlester where he served as Deacon. He also participated in various business organizations in town. Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Gail Burrow and husband Terry of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Estes Park, Colorado; Peggy Childers of Fort Worth, Texas and Elizabeth Snider and husband Bruce of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Isbell and husband David of Charleston, South Carolina; John Burrow and wife Gaby of Houston, Texas; Emily Snider of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; James Snider and partner Josh Griffin of Norman, Oklahoma; Twin great-granddaughters, Kailee and Talia Burrow of Charleston, South Carolina; great-granddaughter, Lennox Griffin of Norman, Oklahoma; niece, Pam Kemper and husband Brad of Tecumseh, Kansas; nephew, Randy Gregg and wife Cheryl of Topeka, Kansas; first cousins, Tom Crowl and wife Margene of McAlester and Lew Crowl and wife Mary of McAlester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Childers; parents, H.L. and Eleanor Childers; his parents-in-law, George and Hazel Gregg; his brother-in-law, Otis Gregg; and a nephew, Mark Gregg.
Christie, Robert H. 1942 JC
Clayton, Tom, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 21-Jul-1966
Cogswell, Dr. Kenneth J. 1942 JC
Cohen, Daniel W. 1942 JC
Coker, Bill 1942 JC
Collins, Henry W., Jr. 1942 JC
Coope, LCDR Peter M., USN (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 06-Apr-2011 88, of Westerly, formerly of Mystic, died on April 6, 2011. He was born in Ajo, Ariz., to the late George Frederick and Jessica Coope. He is survived by his son, H. Scott Coope and his wife, Shirley; his son, Peter M. Coope Jr., his wife, Michelle, and his grandson, Joshua; and his brother, Robert L. Coope, and his, wife Beverly. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Thurston Coope; his son, Donald Ladd Coope and his brother, George Frederick Coope Jr. Peter graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946 and retired as Lieutenant Commander after 23 years. He then went to work at Electric Boat Corporation as an Engineer and the Mystic Seaport as a Supervisor of Architectural Restoration until his retirement. Peter was a founder and former President of the Cuttyhunk Historical Society where he enjoyed spending his summers with his family. He was also a co-author of Historic Buildings at the Mystic Seaport Museum. He was an avid woodworker and master cabinet maker who enjoyed spending time in his workshop.
Cowan, Claude C., Jr. 1942 HS
Cowden, William T. 1942 HS
Crocker, John H., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 10-Feb-2007 85, self-employed, died Saturday, February 10, 2007.
Curto, 1LT Peter M., Jr., USA 1942 JC ~ 07-Nov-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in France on 7 November 1944.
Dales, Judge E. Scott 1942 JC ~ 01-Feb-2008 was born to Florence and E.V. Dales on January 7th, 1923 in Riverside. He passed away February 1, 2008 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. He graduated from Poly High School in 1940, attended New Mexico Military Institute from 1940 to 1942. He received his AA degree. He graduated from USC Law School in 1950, receiving his LLB and passed the state bar exam in 1950. Judge Dales’s first job was with Best, Best and Kreiger in 1951; then was a Deputy D.A. from 1951 to 1954. Next was private practice in 1955. He became Public Defender from 1956 to 1961 and in 1961 and he was appointed Judge of Municipal Court. In 1966 Judge Dales was appointed Judge of the Superior Court, retiring in 1983. He served as Justice Pro Tem Court of Appeals in 1987. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, earning the rank of Captain and a pilot in a Troop Carrier Squadron. Judge Dales is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Denise; son-in-law, Paul Jacobs; son, Craig; sisters-in-law, Edy Chapman, Rena Thomas; nieces, Cher Jacobs and her husband David, Marilyn Platt and her husband David, Don Dales and Pat and Jerry Frost and his wife Marge. His children, Denise, Paul and Craig want you to know he was the best Dad in the whole wide wide world.
Davidson, Philip B. 1942 JC ~ 06-Jul-2003
Davies, Ralph R. 1942 HS ~ 03-Dec-2008 85, a resident of Stanley, NM, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Born in Taiban, NM, July 16, 1923, to Raymond C. And Iris Crenshaw Davies, he grew up in the Fort Sumner, NM valley where he attended high school. He graduated from high school in 1942 from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Ralph is survived by his sister, Norma Gene Price of Houston, TX; children, stepson, Dan Perry and wife Irene of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Linda Luciel Brooks and husband, David of Stanley, NM, Mary Iris Racicot of Albuquerque, Becky Lin Tejeda of Stanley and Barbra Gene Whitaker and husband, Stan of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Alan Raymond Perry, Cindy Kazala, Tammy Johnson, Sean David Brooks, J.D. Racicot, Angie Calbert, Kay Lee Tejeda, Tomi Lin Tejeda, and Savannah and Abbey Whitaker; great-grandchildren, Ashley Loveless, Jaushua Brisco, Jason Patrick Wallen, Patricia Calbert, Mickala Calbert, Levi Dawson Brooks, Olivia Jean Perry and twin Kazala boys due to arrive in March 2009; a brother-in-law; sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Luciel Davies. Dad Ralph was a WWII veteran having served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and served as a U.S. Air Force commissioned officer during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of NM in 1951. Following his Air Force service, he worked at Sandia National Labs where he spent the next 31 years, retiring in 1984. Ralph designed and built an A-frame cabin in the Pecos Wilderness that was enjoyed by family and friends for years and the “cottage” on the property west of Stanley where he lived at the time of his death.
Davis, Billy B. 1942 JC ~ 23-Oct-2006 84, died Monday, October 23, 2006, in Amarillo. Mr. Davis was born February 23, 1922, in Pampa, where he had been a lifelong resident. He was a 1940 graduate of Pampa High School and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He served in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II in the European Theater, and he was discharged as a first lieutenant. He married Nancy Teichgraeber on November 2, 1946, in Emporia, KS. He was a longtime Gray County rancher and independent oil producer. He was a past president of the Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association, and a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association for 35 years. He was a past commander of the American Legion Post. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, where he was a former senior warden in the vestry. He was a former Boy Scout Explorer post leader. He was formerly active in the Top O’ Texas Rodeo Association and was past president of the Golden Spread Ostomy Association. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Rinehart. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Davis; two sons, James Boyd Davis 1969 JC and wife Beth of Golden, CO, and Robert Alan Davis of Tucson, AZ; and a grandson, Alexander Maxwell Davis of Tucson.
DeMontrond, George A., Jr. 1942 JC
Denison, Charles R. 1942 JC
Donovan, John J. 1942 JC ~ 26-Apr-2010
Dunne, Jack D. 1942 HS
Duson, Dr. Craddock K, 1942 JC
Elledge, H. Pirtle 1942 JC ~ 10-Feb-1990
Elliott, E. Dale 1942 JC
England, John R. 1942 JC
Erwin, George L., Jr. 1942 JC
Etienne, William J. 1942 JC ~ 22-May-2012
Evans, Dr. A. McChesney 1942 JC ~ 06-Dec-2008
Fletcher, Allen D. 1942 JC
Fletcher, Thomas Mark, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 23-Oct-2009 On Oct. 23, 2009, our father Thomas Mark Fletcher Jr. Went with the Lord to join our mother Doris Jean Fletcher, wife of more than 55 years. Tom was raised in Roswell and after serving his country returned to Roswell with his family in 1958 where he has lived since.A Veteran of World War II, Tom served his country and his community his whole life. Tom was employed by Mountain Bell for 43 years, retiring in 1983.Surviving Tom is his daughter Linda Bentley (Artesia) and son Gary Fletcher and wife Anne (Aurora, Colo.). Also, surviving Tom, his sister, Dorothy Reece Blake (Roswell), and brother, Burt Fletcher and wife Patty (Beverly Hills, Calif.). Tom has three grandsons, Chad Bentley and wife Brooke (Truckee, Calif.), Jeffrey Fletcher (Aurora, Colo.), and James Fletcher (Aurora, Colo.). Tom has a great-granddaughter, Pearl Rae Bentley (Truckee, Calif.). Tom was dearly loved by numerous nieces and nephews, and his many wonderful friends.Tom was preceded in death by his wife Doris Jean Fletcher; a brother Bob Fletcher; father Tom Fletcher Sr. And Mother Reece Fletcher.Tom passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter Linda in Artesia.
Forster, Fred E., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 04-Dec-2008 86, of Odessa, died Thursday, Dec. 4. Survivors include wife, Margaret of Odessa; stepdaughters, Lenore Prudhomme of Round Top and Linda Keenan of Denver, Colo.; stepson, Phil Prudhomme of Odessa; and son, Fred E. Forster, III, 1969 HS of Midland.
Frey, Lory Mayfield, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 22-Dec-2013, 90, a dedicated Christian, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, and teacher, went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center. Lory Frey, the epitome of a true Southern gentleman, loved life and gave love unconditionally – to his Lord, his family, his friends, his students, his Sunday School class and his church,. Born in Haynesville, Louisiana, on September 21, 1923, Lory was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 61 years, Bettye Acklin Frey; his parents, Lorry Mayfield Frey, Sr. and Thelma Miller Frey; brothers, Curtis Miller Frey and Dr. Jerry Wayne Frey. He graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1940 and then attended the New Mexico Military Institute. During World War II, he served in the famed 3rd Infantry Division. After traveling to Naples, Italy, he found himself in the Anzio campaign where he spent 60 days in a foxhole, being shelled night and day. He spent two and one-half years in the European theater. He spent a short period of time “on loan” to the French Fourth Army and received the prestigious Croix de Guerre medal. He also received the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Presidential Unit Citation, and numerous ribbons. In 2001, the French consul in New Orleans presented him with a special plaque and citation for his part in the liberation of France. He was proud to be a member of the Greatest Generation. After the war, he received a B.A. in economics from Southern Methodist University, where he was a Phi Delta Theta. He then earned a M.A.in English from University of Mississippi, and during his Ole Miss days, he was invited to Rowan Oak to meet William Faulkner. He earned his next degree, an Education Specialist’s degree from the University of Arkansas. During his 40 plus years as an educator at Minden High School, Ouachita High School, NLU, Riverfield Academy, Ridgedale Academy, and West Monroe High School he touched the lives of thousands of students, many of whom stayed in contact with him until his death recounting their days with him. While he was at West High School, upon the urging of a group of students, he led the charge to form the first high school dance line in the state of Louisiana. He was very proud to the be the founding father of the renowned Rebel Raiders-not only a danceline, but an outlet for women to participate in a sport that allowed young women to utilize their athletic talents, as well as teaching them poise and grace and what it meant to be a true lady. He also mentored over 60 student teachers during his career which allowed his gentle style to touch the lives of even more students. He was a former member of Memorial Methodist Church and was currently an active member of First United Methodist Church. While a member of FUMC, he served on multiple committees including the committee to establish a day care center-he was quite proud of this ministry. He was also a member of his beloved Anna Gray Noe Sunday School class where he and Betty shared many wonderful times. While the above are certainly accomplishments, his greatest accomplishment was that he was the greatest father and husband. He filled our lives with joy, laughter, sunshine and unconditional love each and every day. To be in the room with him you could simply feel his love. Survivors include his two daughters and their spouses, Lori and Bob Sherba and Lisa and Lyle Miller. Grandchildren are Shelby Sherba, Natalie Miller, Lauren Miller, and David Miller. He had two great grandchildren and several very special nieces and nephews. He also was father to many special people-especially all of “his girls”. 

Gibson, William H. 1942 HS ~ 04-May-1997
Glamann, Henry W., Jr. 1942 JC
Gooch, William D. Jr. 1942 HS ~ 31-Jul-2019
  Well-known borderlands rancher William Daniel “Bill” Gooch passed away peacefully July 31, 2019 surrounded by his family in his Douglas home. He was 94. Mr. Gooch was born Nov. 10, 1924 in Cananea, Son. to William and Vida Gooch. His father worked in the Cananea Consolidated Copper Co. store, and then acquired a ranch south of Cananea. When he was six years-old, Bill started working on the ranch under the guidance of Joe Rhodes, an old Texas cowboy, and learned skills he used the rest of his life. Bill attended Bisbee High School, but graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After military service, Mr. Gooch returned to his ranch. He also worked for Charlie Wiswall, manager of the Greene Cananea Cattle Co., as a cattle buyer. Bill acquired a plane and used his Army training to fly all over northern Mexico on buying trips. In 1949, he married María Dolores Elías, and began cattle buying for William Greene, Jr. This led to Mr. Gooch’s involvement with Frigorica y Empacadora de Sonora, a firm that canned Sonoran beef shipped to Europe as part of the U.S. Marshall Plan. Greene, Wiswall and Rhodes taught Mr. Gooch to treat everyone, from ordinary vaqueros to state governors, with equal consideration and respect. He became known for his integrity and wide range of knowledge. In the 1950s, Bill sold his Sonoran ranch and moved his family to Colorado. He returned to the border in 1960 and started cattle buying again. He also managed large ranches in Nevada and California before re-settling in Douglas in 1972. He had businesses in Arizona and Sonora, and a ranch between Arizpe and Nacozari, Son. He became noted for his innovative ideas that enhanced the cattle industry on both sides of the border. Mr. Gooch is survived by his widow, Maria Dolores. They celebrated their 70th anniversary with family and friends earlier this year. Mr. Gooch is also survived by his children, Patricia McLaughlin (Robert), Kathy Lipton (Scott), David, Tom (Marcia), and Anne Teran (Luis); nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons William and Robert. Family members recall he was happiest when he riding a favorite horse along a mountain trail so he could see God’s nature, beauty and peace.

Gottlieb, Robert B. 1942 JC
Gouger, Thomas M., Jr. 1942 JC
Grad, LCDR Charles F. 1942 JC ~ 31-Jul-1990
Gregg, Otis N. 1942 JC
Guysi, George S. 1942 JC ~ 04-Jan-2012
Haines, Harry W., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 12-Jun-2000
Hall, Robert S. 1942 JC ~ 27-Jul-2009  a fourth-generation Californian and long-time resident of Santa Cruz passed away July 27, 2009 at the age of 86. Born in San Francisco, eldest son to M.C. and Mayre R. Hall, Bob also lived in Carmel and Watsonville. He attended Mintie White School in Watsonville and Santa Cruz High. He completed high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He was a member of Boy Scout troops in Carmel and at Wilder Ranch, and a regular visitor to Yosemite’s Camp Curry and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, both sites where his father served as publicity director. Bob traveled with his family to many State and National Parks and passed a love of adventure and the natural world on to his children. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bob interrupted his studies at San Jose State when he volunteered for the U.S. Army infantry. He spent World War II under General McArthur in the Philippines and Japan. At the end of his service he returned to San Jose State College and later joined father and Brother Charles at M.C. Hall and Sons Realty in Santa Cruz’s Compass Rose building on Pacific Ave. In 1952 he married and had four children with Marion Samuels.He remained very active in local and national political organizations including Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Miss California Pageant, the United Nations, UNICEF and the Democratic Party. He founded the first local UN chapter. Bob stayed current with events and issues: international peace, civil rights, free speech and social justice. He was active in the Vietnam Friendship Village Project; a regular participant at the Free and later Penny Universities; and City Council and Board of Supervisors’ meetings. He served as adjutant/historian at the Bill Motto VFW Post. Bob Hall was a long-time familiar figure on the Pacific Garden Mall, inspiring local columnist Bruce Bratton to dub him a ‘walking icon.’ In recent years he lived at La Posada on Frederick Street, enjoying the company of long-time acquaintances and new friends. Bob enjoyed reading, studying local and political history and writing essays and letters, poetry, and prose vignettes of his family history. He was a regular contributor of Letters to the Editor to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.Robert Hall will be missed by his friends and family. He is survived by three children and four grandchildren: his daughter Rebecca and her daughter Rhiannon of Santa Cruz; son Roger, wife Mary and their three children Isabel, Jack and Ryley of Los Osos; and youngest daughter Holly of Portland, Oregon. His ex-wife Marion, younger brother Charles, and middle daughter Robin preceded him in death.
Halliday, Norman R., Jr. 1942 JC
Hankins, Lawson A., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 19-May-1999
Hannifin, VADM Patrick J., USN (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 09-Jan-2014  a resident of Solana Beach, CA for almost three decades, passed away on January 9, 2014; he was 91. Born in Oklahoma on January 26, 1923, he was raised in Roswell, NM, where he attended New Mexico Military Institute prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy. Graduating with the Class of 1945 in June 1944, he was commissioned an Ensign and in 1978, he retired as a Vice Admiral. Following graduation, he completed Submarine School and then joined USS BALAO (SS-285) in the Pacific. While in BALAO, he participated in three war patrols. After the war, his service included duty in multiple diesel submarines: U-858, SEA ROBIN (SS-407), GRAMPUS (SS-523), RASHER (SSR-269) and he commanded USS DIODON (SS-349). After completing Navy Nuclear Power Training, VADM Hannifin served as the commissioning Executive Officer of the Navy’s first Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN- 598); he was then selected as the first Commanding Officer of USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN-616). He later served as Commander Submarine Squadron FIFTEEN in Guam. Ashore, he was one of the early students at the Armed Forces Guided Missile School at Fort Bliss, TX and was subsequently assigned as a Department Head at the Navy’s Guided Missile School in Point Mugu, CA. He also had duty in Washington at the Bureau of Ships, in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and on the Joint Staff. As a flag officer, VADM Hannifin served as Commander THIRTEENTH Naval District in Seattle, Commander Submarine Flotilla EIGHT/ Commander Submarines Mediterranean (the NATO submarine forces in the Mediterranean), Deputy Director for Strategic and Nuclear Plans for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on CNO’s staff as Assistant Director, Plans and Operations, as Director Plans and Policy (J-5) for JCS. His final responsibility was as Director of the Joint Staff for the Joint Chiefs. VADM Hannifin graduated with distinction from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, concurrently earning an MBA from George Washington University. After retirement, he lived an active life in Santa Fe, NM and Solana Beach, CA. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, he conducted studies and provided advice to the Department of Energy on future nuclear issues. He was also President of HANESCO, INC., a family-owned oil and gas exploration company, for over 30 years. Pat was an active member of the Navy League of the United States, the Rotary Club of Encinitas, and was also a deeply involved parishioner of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar-serving for years on the vestry and directing a multi-million dollar capital campaign. A man of surprising talents, he also managed to fit in travel to Rome and Malta with his new-found Hollywood friends when he was hired as the Technical Advisor for the motion U-571. Subsequently, the television industry called upon him for technical expertise and commentary as they covered the loss of the Russian submarine Kursk. He was inducted into the New Mexico Military Institute’s Hall of Fame in 1985; in 2012, the Naval Submarine League honored VADM Hannifin with their Distinguished Submariner Award. Pat Hannifin was married to the former Mary Snyder-also of Roswell, NM and a childhood friend-for over 55 years. They raised three children, Steve (a retired Naval Aviator), Mary (Molly), and Margaret Jane (Margo). He has three grandchildren, Pat (also a Naval Aviator), Susan, and Honor; and four great-grandchildren- Justen, Sean, Kelsey and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Elizabeth, and by his younger siblings Betty, Kay, Marty, Dan and Bob. In addition to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their wives (Jane Hannifin and Grace Hannifin), Pat leaves behind two sisters-in-law (Maxine Hannifin and Barbara Hannifin), and several nieces, nephews and their spouses and children. Phyllis Whittle, of Arlington VA, has been Pat’s best friend and world-wide traveling companion since Mary’s death in 2000.
Hardy, James C., Jr. 1942 JC
Harris, Carrick T. 1942 JC
Harris, Odelle S. 1942 HS ~ 04-Aug-2002
Haws, Arch B., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 21-Aug-2004
Hayden, Hayden C. 1942 JC ~ 12-Jul-2005, 83, of Tempe died Tuesday June 12, at his residence. He was born in Tempe the son of the late Mary Calvert Hayden. He was the grandson of Tempe founder C.T. Hayden and nephew of Senator Carl Hayden. Mr. Hayden attended local schools and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell New Mexico. He served in the Pacific Theater during WW II where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for action in the Battle of Okinawa. He served as the Adjutant to the Commanding Officer of Sugamo prison for Japanese War criminals. He was active with the AZ Reserves until 1957 and was discharged with the rank of Major. Mr. Hayden was the owner and President of the Hayden Flour Mills. He has served as President of the local Rotary Club, the Diablos and the AZ Grain Association and served on the Board of Directors for Mera Bank and the Tempe City Council. He is survived by his wife Catherine (Biddy) Hayden of Tempe 2 daughters Sallie Hayden Bianco of Middleton, CT and Catherine Hayden of London, England and 1 son Carl Callan Hayden of Tempe 1 brother Larry Hayden of Tucson, 7 grandchildren Rafael and Bessie Bianco, Davis, Hayden and Callan Hudson and Sarah and Callan Hayden. 
Hefflefinger, William C. 1942 JC ~ 29-Mar-2013 89, of Lubbock, formerly of Plainview, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Raider Ranch. William Crofford Hefflefinger was born on May 30, 1923, in Plainview to Dennis and Ida Mae (Hall) Hefflefinger. He grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. He attended and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, then enrolled in Texas A&M University. Upon completion of his sophomore year there, in 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served during World War II in the European Campaign with 1019th Treadway Bridge Company, which was transferred to the 282nd Combat Engineers attached to the 3rd Army under General Patton. On July 14, 1946, he married Margaret Alice Peggy Burkholder in Washington, D.C., before returning to Texas, where he earned his BBA degree at Texas Technological College. Upon graduation, W.C. joined his father in the land and investment business in Texas and New Mexico, in which he enjoyed his lifelong career. He was a member of the board for City National Bank of Plainview for over 20 years. W.C. was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Plainview. W.C. is survived by his children: son, Mark Hefflefinger and his wife, Randee, of Dallas; daughters, Lynn Ford and her husband, Joe Don, of Lubbock, Lisa Hefflefinger of Albuquerque, NM, and Lori Weaver and her husband, Robert, of Allen; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Paul Dennis, on Nov. 5, 1957; and his wife, Peggy, on April 5, 2000, after nearly 54 years of marriage.
Henderson, Roy W., Jr. 1942 JC
Herring, Garrett Rufus, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 22-Apr-1993
Herring, Marion Edwin, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 15-Oct-2002
Hill, Edmund Charles, Jr. 1942 JC
Howe, Samuel J. 1942 JC ~ 12-Jul-1996
Huffines, James L. “JL”, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 07-Jan-2009  85, passed away peacefully at his home in Dallas on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, following a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born July 8, 1923, in Mexia, Texas to James Lecil Huffines, Sr. And Jewell Mae Harwell Huffines. J.L. lived life to the fullest and was blessed beyond measure with a large, loving family, life-long friends, and automotive and banking careers that spanned over six decades. The automotive business founded by his father in 1924 grew to eight dealerships in Plano, mckinney, Denton and Lewisville. Huffines acquired his own dealership in Commerce Texas in 1951. He was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’44 when he was called to duty in World War II. He served in the European theater as a U. S. Army 1st Lt., reconnaissance officer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. After the war he returned to Texas A & M University where he finished his degree in 1947. Immediately after purchasing his first dealership he was recalled to military service for the Korean War with the 66th Tank Regiment. In addition to the automobile dealerships, he was active in ranching and many other businesses. Over his career he served as the full-time, active president of Citizens National Bank in Greenville as well as later the president of Bank of Dallas. He also served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for both of those banks in addition to, at times, Arlington National Bank, North Texas Bank of Lewisville, and American National Bank of Plano. He was a partner with H.R. Bright in the ownership of the Dallas Cowboys football team. He served his industry as the Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. Public service was also a prominent part of his life as he was appointed by four Governors to state boards that included the State Senior Colleges of Texas for which he was selected as chairman, The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and the Texas A & M University Board of Regents. In addition he served on the boards of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the State Fair of Texas, and as the president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. A few of the many honors he received are the Lewisville Citizen of the Year, Texas A & M Letterman’s Hall of Honor, and The Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor and a Distinguished Alumnus of his beloved alma mater, Texas A & M. His many philanthropic recipients include the Lewisville School District for which the J. L. Huffines, Sr. Middle School is named in honor of his father. His many contributions to Texas A & M include Teaching Chairs, Scholarships, the Sydney and J. L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance and numerous capital campaigns. He also was generous to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School as he endowed two chairs in cancer research and was honored with the Charles Sprague Community Service Award. He also served on the Foundation Board supporting the Medical School. He was an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sydney, his four sons and their wives, James and Patty, Ray and Ann, Phillip and Holly, and Donald and Mary Catherine. Also surviving are his step-son and his wife, James and Lynette Thweatt, his step-daughter, Becky Thweatt and eighteen grandchildren. His life was epitomized by his great integrity, generosity, devotion to family and friends, and humility in the face of his many blessings. J. L.’s life was a life lived well, very well. The great love J.L. demonstrated to his family and friends has left an indelible print on our lives and in our hearts forever. His was a life of sacrificial love and generosity.
Hulsey, Jon D. 1942 JC
James, William Osborn 1942 HS
Jones, Dr. Homer C., Jr. 1942 JC
Kaiser, Adolph Elso 1942 JC ~ 07-Mar-1985
Kincannon, Jean Lee 1942 HS ~ 20-May-1990
Klingsmith, Dr. Philip Charles 1942 JC ~ 29-Sep-2010
Koerth, Charles John, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 28-Jul-1973
Laycook, Daniel Horton 1942 JC ~ 19-Apr-1988
Lewis, Hiram Wheeler “Hi” 1939 HS ~ 1942 JC ~ 13-May-2012 was born in Wichita, KS, on February 12, 1921. He died at the age of 91 on May 13, 2012 in California. He had a long and full life, from a childhood spent in Wichita and the mountains of Colorado, to his WWII days as a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and as an officer in the 34th Cavalry based in Ft. Riley, KS, to his retirement years in the California desert. In addition to Wichita and California, he also resided in Colorado Springs, Denver, McCoy, CO, Calgary, AL, and Fernie, BC. For 50 years, Hi was active in oil exploration from Texas to Canada and nearly all points in between. He loved the Lord, family, and friends more than anything, followed closely by an enjoyment of golf, Weller’s Kentucky bourbon, John Wayne, football and looking at oil deals. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Maire Lewis; sons, Hi Lewis III (Bronwen) and Zach Lewis of Wichita, step-son Rick Merriam (Patti) of Calgary; step-daughters Janet Paul of Denver and Nancy Merriam (Skip Brunner) of Haddonfield, NJ; brothers Jerome Lewis (marthadell) of Denver and George Lewis of Colorado Springs; grandchildren Seth Lewis of Wichita, Hiram Lewis IV (Jessica) of Nashville, Kelsey Haddock (Jason) of Denver, Cooper Lewis of Los Angeles, Keaton Lewis of Wichita, Alex Paul of Durango, Robert Merriam and Megan Merriam of Calgary, Katie Sullivan (Jason) of Boston, Jessica Paul of Victoria, Canada, and 7 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hiram W. Lewis and Madeline Butts Lewis, former wife, Bette Clarke, and a brother who died in childbirth…all of Wichita.
Lobit, Edgar, Jr. 1942 HS ~ 27-Dec-2004 t, 82, longtime resident of Guymon, OK, and professional photographer, passed away Monday afternoon, December 27, 2004, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, TX. Ed was born December 18, 1922, in Phoenix AZ, to Edgar Lobit, Sr. and Kathleen (Hogsett) Lobit. In the early 1930s Ed’s family returned to the Lobit family roots in the area of Galveston and Houston, TX, where he grew up until attending military school at New Mexico Military Institute before entering the U.S. Army in 1942. During his military service, Ed was stationed at Fort Reno near El Reno, OK, which was one of the Army’s last operating remount stations. Ed was a horse breaker and trainer and a mule packer and was deployed to India in early 1945 where he served until after the end of WWII. In the mid-1950s, Ed studied photography at Oklahoma City University and in 1958 he moved his family to Guymon and opened Lobit Studio. Ed was a Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer who achieved national acclaim for his work in portrait photography. He was a Board Member of the Professional Photographers of America, and at various times during his active career was President of the American Society of Photographers, the Rocky Mountain Professional Photographers Association, the Southwestern Photographers Association, the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma and the Panhandle Professional Photographers Association. He was an Affiliated Jury Chairman and Photographic Print Judge and served nationally and internationally in this capacity for many years. He earned over 500 merits for his service to photographic associations and to individuals. He also taught photography classes and gave programs and seminars across the country and internationally. Ed participated in the first Cultural Photographic Exchange with the professional photographers of China and exchanged ideas with Russian professional photographers during his tour to Russia and with Vietnamese professional photographers on his tour to Vietnam. In connection with these tours, he said, “It was truly a great experience to meet the people and see the work of foreign professional photographers.” He received the National Award from three different professional associations for services to the Professional Photographers of America and to his colleagues. Ed was a member and Trustee of the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church in Guymon, and held many other offices within the church. He was also a member of the Shriners India Temple of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Scottish Rite of Guthrie, OK, the Guymon Masonic Lodge and the Panhandle Shrine Club. As a Rotarian, Ed achieved 41 years of perfect attendance, and attended Rotary meetings in 36 states and 15 foreign countries. He also received Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow Award for his service. He was a Board Member of the Guymon Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Guymon Goodwill Ambassadors and was active in all aspects of Guymon community activities. Ed married Marjie McGinnis on December 18, 1944, and to this union was born two sons, Edgar Jay and Randall Louis, and one daughter, Betty Jean. Ed and Marjie recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Survivors include his wife Marjie of Guymon; Jay and wife Suk and their three daughters: Athena, Alyssa and Alana, of Northridge, CA; Randy of Tucson, AZ; Betty and husband Peter Biasotti and their three sons: Bryant, Bradley and Brennan of Sleepy Hollow, IL; a sister, Charlayne Lobit of Sun City West, AZ; two nieces and a nephew and their families. Also included in Ed’s immediate family are Marjie’s sister Janell and her husband Bob Savage of Enid, OK, their two sons and their families. Family and friends rejoice in the celebration of his life. He will always be remembered for his joyful and infectious laugh, which would light up any room and provided a window to his soul. Ed was full of life and possessed a tireless energy and persistent quest for adventure and exposure to new experiences and ideas. His extensive professional accomplishments and social contributions were exceeded only by his genuine love of involvement with people, and he touched the lives of all who knew him – and especially his family and closest friends – through his laughter and exemplary life. He will also be remembered by all for his $2 bills, his colorful expressions, and for just being fun to be around. He will be sorely missed. “Dismount and fight on foot.” 
Lohman, Col Eugene Alexander, Jr., USAF (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 06-Dec-2013 On Dec. 16, 2013, Sandy Lohman passed gently away at 90 while resting at Pine Ridge Assisted Living Facility for the last year. A more than 30-year resident of Pagosa Springs, he loved the wonderful friendships he developed there over the years and the eternal beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Sandy was born to Army parents and spent his childhood moving from Texas to California, Panama and the Philippines. Summers were spent working as a wrangler on a family ranch in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended New Mexico Military Institute where he starred in marksmanship, fencing, boxing and equestrian pursuits. Graduating at the onset of World War II, he was commissioned at 18 as the youngest pilot in the Army Air Force. During that war, he flew numerous bomber missions in the China-Burma-India Theater and received multiple awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in combat. After the war, he attended Portuguese Language School in preparation for multiple diplomatic tours in Brazil and the Azores. His wife, Benny, joined him at language school and became a vital part of his success, while their three sons, Chuck, Ric and Chip, were treated to multiple assignments in exotic Rio de Janeiro. While on active duty, Sandy loved the challenge of defeating par on as many golf courses as possible. He regularly competed in the “Championship Flight” in tournaments. His golf exploits were only matched by ukelele solos accompanied by songs about some little grass hut in Hilo, Hawaii. He retired as the Commanding Officer of Denver’s Lowry Air Force Base after a distinguished Air Force career. A warrior in his youth, a diplomat as an adult, and a loyal husband and friend to Benny throughout 65 years of marriage, he will be well remembered and loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Lovering, Eugene Harrison 1942 JC ~ 23-Jul-2014 age 90, of Kerrville passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 25, 1924 in Goose Creek, Texas to Lenz and Winifred Lovering. Eugene served in the U.S. Army from 1943 till 1946 then he joined the Reserves till 1953. He went on to become a Chemical Engineer for Exxon where he retired after 36 years. Eugene married Annelle Rodecape and they moved to Kerrville in 1985 from Baytown, Texas. His parents precede him in death. Eugene is survived by his loving wife Annelle Lovering of Kerrville and many other family members and friends who love him and will miss him.
Lowe, Brady M. 1942 JC ~ 14-Feb-2007  85, of Austin passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2007. Brady was born and delivered by a mid-wife on the family homestead in Lea County, New Mexico, to H. L. And Nettie Lowe. He was one of five children and they grew up on the farm. Brady attended school in Lovington, New Mexico, and later the New Mexico Military Institute. The family moved to Lubbock and he graduated from Lubbock High school and attended Texas Tech University. Brady married Pauline Barrier in 1940. After a brief stint in Tokio, Texas, they moved to Lubbock where they were active members of the First Christian Church. In the 1950’s, Brady was named as one the Top Young Oil Men in Texas. He was involved in ranching and farming with properties in eastern New Mexico and Kent County, Texas. He was proud to help build the family business, Lowe Land Company. Brady and Pauline moved to Lakeway in the 1970’s where he bought and developed properties in the Austin area. Pauline and Brady were also founding members of the Lakeway Church in Austin. They loved boating, traveling and entertaining anyone that was in the area. In Lubbock and in Austin, the door was always open. Brady was “Big Daddy” to his grandsons and that is exactly what he was. He was a positive force who loved them and they knew it. He taught them a lot of things, but most importantly he taught them how to love life. He was a good man. Brady was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pauline. He is survived by his son, Larry Lowe and wife Ashley; a daughter, Loretta; brother, Odell Lowe and wife Nell; sister, Vora Hartley; grandchildren, Nathan and Laura Lowe, Aaron Lowe and Travis Lowe. We are so thankful that Brady got to meet his great-grandson and namesake, Brady Mark Lowe.
MacKay, Donn L. 1942 HS ~ 01-Dec-1971
MacLean, Alan Lockwood 1942 JC ~ 16-Apr-2017  As the sun was rising on Easter Sunday, April 16, the world lost a treasured and most valuable human being, Alan MacLean, age 95. A man of great integrity, words cannot express what a loving and giving husband, father, grandfather, and friend he was. His children and their spouses and his grandchildren were blessed through the years to have him as a role model with his unconditional love, encouragement and support. He was a successful businessman and provided his family with a loving home and many travel and educational opportunities. Alan was born in Minneapolis on January 16, 1922 to Edwin Lockwood and Gladys (Mabie) MacLean. He was a proud member of the West High class of 1940. He continued his education graduating with honors from New Mexico Military Institute. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Al’s undergraduate work at MIT was interrupted by 3 years’ service in the Army Corp of Engineers during World War II. He was ordered into active military service from the ROTC at MIT in April, 1943. He is a graduate of The Engineer School, USA, Fort Belvoir, VA, and went overseas with the 1290th Engineer Combat Bn. on the HMS Aquitania in early November, 1944, sailing and landing at Gourock, near the Port of Glasgow, Scotland, for active service in England, France, and Germany, first with the 3rd U.S. Army and then with the 15th U.S. Army of the European Theater of Operations. After returning to MIT, Al met and married Charlotte “Chalky” Joanne Lacey on June 6, 1948. Shortly after that, they departed for Stanford University where Al received his MBA in 1950 and Chalky worked in the admissions office. Al and Chalky returned to Minneapolis, where his career with Honeywell spanned 34 years. He started out in the Residential Division, responsible for that facility locating in Golden Valley. He ended his career at Honeywell on the corporate staff responsible for corporate computer management and corporate factory systems management. After retirement from Honeywell, Al served as a consultant for another nine years to an international organization of computer manufacturers and telecommunication companies. Throughout his life, Al offered his time and talents to many organizations, serving as President of the Hennepin County Library Board, Chairman of the Citizen’s Committee on Public Education, Citizens League, MIT Educational Council, Church Board, and Boy Scouts. Al is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Gladys; his beloved wife and OAO (one and only) of 55 years, Chalky; his brother, Donald Edwin and wife Dorothy (Scott) MacLean; and his infant son, David Lockwood MacLean. Al is survived by his sister Jean Whiteker and her husband, Roy Whiteker, Stockton, CA. He is also survived by his children and cherished grandchildren, Rev. William Bradley (Laurie) MacLean and their children, Edward (Ted), Anna Coffey (Michael Coffey), Grace (fiance, Michael Perillo), and Julia; Katharine Ann (Thomas) Swan and their children, Jenna and Laura; and Robert Alan (Anne) MacLean and their children, Lacey MacLean (Nick Larson) and Matthew. Also 18 nieces and nephews.
Masterson, Alexander E., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 01-Feb-1967
Mathers, William Leroy 1942 JC ~ 15-Jun-2013 89, died Saturday, June 15, 2103, in Fargo, ND, surrounded by his daughters. Bill was born September 29, 1923, in Mobeetie, TX, to Violet Rees Mathers and George Benjamin Mathers. He was raised in Canadian, Texas, where he graduated from Canadian High School in 1940. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1942, and attended the University Of Texas School Of Law. In January of 1943, he entered the U.S. Army. He served as a ball turret gunner on a B24 crew with the 737th Bomb Squadron in the 454th Bomber Group of the 15th Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged in October of 1945. He married Mary Charlotte Word on June 16, 1946. Following their marriage, they ranched in Canadian, TX. In 1951, Bill and his family moved to Miles City, MT, where he and his brother Frank operated the Mathers Brothers Ranch, which later became the Mathers Land Company. Frank and his wife, Betty, died in a plane crash in 1979. Bill continued the ranching operation until 2005, when he sold the ranch and retired. In January 2012, he moved to the Touchmark retirement community in Fargo, ND. Public service was a prominent part of Bill’s life. In 1958, he was elected to the Custer County Elementary School District Board of Trustees. He served until 1967, including one term as chairman. In 1960, he was elected to the Montana House of Representatives. He served in the House until 1964, when he was elected to the Senate. He served in the Senate until 1980, including being unanimously elected as President of the Senate in 1979. From 1981 to 1987, Bill served as a director of the Federal Reserve 9th District Board of Governors, Minneapolis, MN. He served under both Paul Volker and Alan Greenspan. He was the first chairman of the lay advisory board of the Federal Reserve Board and chaired the audit committee for two years. From 1988 to 1993, he served as a member of the Montana Board of Regents. He was Chairman of the Board of Regents from 1990 to 1993. In 1994, Bill was the recipient of the Montana State University Blue and Gold Award for his widespread impact on agriculture. Bill was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Miles City for more than 50 years. He was a founding member of the Miles City Town & Country Club and a member and president of the Miles City Club. If Bill were asked to name hobbies, he would say over the course of his life he enjoyed golfing, bridge, travel and piloting his private aircraft. His true joy came from time spent with his wife of 55 years and his family. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte of Miles City, MT, who died in 2001, his parents of Canadian, TX, and his brother, Frank, of Miles City. He is survived by his five daughters: Margaret Novak (Mike) of Chester, MT, Sharon Secor (Gary) of Fargo, ND, Barbara Mathers-Schmidt (Bob) of Bellingham, WA, Libby Gardner (Marshall) of Boise, ID, and Mimi Meredith (Greg) of Hutchinson, KS; 13 grandchildren: William (Abby) Novak, Andrea Novak Klein (Charlie), Jennifer Secor Nelson (Dan), Molly Secor-Turner (Ryan), Laura Secor Sundberg (Dan), Emily Secor May (Colin), Jonathan Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Erin Gardner, Kelly Gardner, William Meredith, Patrick Meredith and Mary Charlotte Meredith; seven great grandchildren: Rees Turner, Maddy Turner, Emmett Turner, Jonas Nelson, Charlotte Nelson, Wynne Novak and Maggie Sundberg; his brother Ben (Sandra) of Canadian, TX, and his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Matlock, Eugene C. 1942 JC ~ 01-Sep-1993
Matson, Joseph T., Jr. 1942 JC
McCarty, Laurence K. 1942 JC ~ 15-Apr-2000
McChrystal, MG Herbert Joseph, Jr., USA (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 10-Dec-2013  Major General, US Army, retired, died Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 89.
McCullough, Dr. Lawrence Neil, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 10-Oct-2011 M.D. Died peacefully, October 10, 2011. He was born in Booker, Texas on March 18, 1924 to parents Margaret and L. Neil McCullough, Sr. He was educated in the public schools of Pampa, Texas and was very proud to be an Eagle Scout. He lived in the panhandle of Texas and experienced the Dust Bowl. He went on to be a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, Tulane University and Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, LA. He served in the United States Army, stationed in the Philippines during World War II. After the war, he completed a medical internship and residency in psychiatry in the St. Louis City Hospitals. He started a private practice in Albuquerque from which he retired after 25 years. His professional organizations were BCMA, NMMS, AMA, APA, and the Inter Mountain Psychiatric Association of which he served two terms as President. During his 87 years, he enjoyed bird watching, fishing, traveling and his family. Dr. McCullough is survived by Peggy McCullough, his loving wife of 54 years; son, Neil G. McCullough; daughter, Margo and her husband William Moir; grandchildren, Alice Moir, Sam Moir and Jacob McCullough. He is also survived by two children of his first marriage, son, Lawrence McCullough of Maine; daughter Carol and her husband David Weigert of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Fleur Weigert, Kaliyani McCullough, Romesh McCullough, and Max Weigert.
McInnis, Neill Pauls 1942 JC
McKay, Hobert B. 1942 JC
McLeod, Doyle Wilson 1942 JC ~ 29-Sep-2000
McNatt, Roderick L. 1942 JC ~ 30-Aug-2001
McSwain, Baynes Ballew 1942 JC
Means, 1LT Robert C., USA 1942 JC – WWII-Killed in action while leading his platoon in an attack on German held positions in Italy on 16 October 1944.
Midkiff, John H., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 05-Nov-2012  beloved husband and father born 1923 on Kauai, Hawaii entered Heaven November 5, 2012. His fondness for horses and ranching led him into a long career of cattle ranching in Hawaii; managing ranches on Hawaii, Molokai, Kauai and Oahu. His ranching legacy began as a teen working with older cowboys catching wild cattle from the hills near the sugar plantation his father managed on Oahu. A graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy and Punahou School; Jack was in the last cavalry class at The University of Arizona when called to duty in WWII, serving as pilot in the Army Air Corp. Jack proudly proclaimed, “after the war, I never crawled into a cockpit again.” He was inducted into Hawaii’s Paniolo (Cowboy) Hall of Fame in 2007. Jack is survived by his wife Dori Midkiff; children, Joy Calvert, Molly Assenmacher, Rebecca Midkiff, Teresa Midkiff, J. Michael Midkiff, David McBride; and many grand and great-grandchildren
Miller, Adason M. 1942 HS
Mills, 1LT Rogers G. 1942 JC
Moale, John G. F., Sr. 1942 JC ~ 03-Nov-2011 91, of Melbourne Beach, died Thursday, November 3, 2011.
Moore, Donald W., Jr. 1942 HS
Morrill, Lynn W., Jr. 1942 JC
Morris, James E. 1942 HS ~ 17-Aug-1994
Morris, Tom E. 1942 JC ~ 28-Feb-2003
Morrow, William A. 1942 HS
Munoz, Juan F. 1942 JC
Nafziger, Ralph L., Jr. 1942 JC
Neuman, William F., Jr. 1942 JC
Newcomer, E. Thomas, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 09-Mar-1995
Newell, John Tip, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 20-Sep-2010
Newton, Leonard Thomas “Bunny” 1942 JC ~ 27-Jan-2019
 passed away January 27, 2019 following an extended illness. He was born on January 5, 1923 in McAlester, Oklahom, to Ora and George Newton.  Bunny was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and George; brothers, George H. Newton, Jr. 1936 JC , Wendell and Bill; a sister, Carol; and his son, Jef, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1985. Bunny graduated from McAlester High School in McAlester, Oklahoma, in 1940 and from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1942.  He was drafted out of the University of Oklahoma in January of 1943, then discharged after the war in January of 1946.  All four brothers served overseas in World War II and returned home safely. Bunny attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, in the school of Horology for two years, studying watch making, jewelry repair, manufacturing and hand engraving.  He then returned to Joplin to work with his father, George at Newton’s Jewelers, until his death in 1962, when Bunny carried on with the family business. Surviving is his wife, Jane; sons, Brian and wife, Peggy, Joplin, Bruce Newton, Joplin; six grandchildren, Bruce Samuel “Sam” Newton 2007 JC, Jessica Kienenberger, James Newton, all of Joplin, Jared Davis, Combine, Texas, Lacey Tidwell, Bella Vista, Arkansas, Aubrey Johnson, Bentonville, Arkansas; eleven great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Bunny served as vice president and president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC), past city council member, member of the Board of Directors of Downtown Joplin Association, member of the Airport Board and numerous other city committees.  Mr. Newton and a local group of businessmen traveled to Germany to help bring over F.A.G. Bearing to Joplin.  He loved to travel and he was happiest when he was flying his own plane, doing a few stunts and floating through the clouds. Bunny and his family have traveled  around the world for many years, buying diamonds, pearls, gold and precious gemstones for the family business.  Bunny’s son, Brian and wife, Peggy will continue to operate the family business, Newton’s Jewelers.

Nichols, LTC John L., Sr., USA (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 02-Mar-2006
Nicholson, Bradford L. 1940 HS-1942 JC Passed on this past Sunday May 16th after a long battle with lung disease and other complications. We thank all those who worked diligently on his behalf to help and assist in his last days. Born August 27th 1923 to the late Vivian Lamont Nicholson, American Vice-Consul and Businessman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Mary Veronica O’Connor, Bradford spent his early years traveling between Argentina and the United States returning permanently to the US at age 10 to finish his schooling. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1940 and Duke University in 1946, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. In 1944 he interrupted his majors in political science/history and volunteered for Pilot Training with the USAF. Brad served in WWII and was stationed in Lecce, Italy as a Pilot with the 415th Bomb Squadron of the 98th Group 15th Air Force. Mr. Nicholson moved to Atlanta in 1954 and founded Sepsco Inc. a major plastics distribution company with outlets in four large Southern cities. He was one of the Founders and third President of the National Association of Plastics Distributors (IAPD). In 1968 Sepsco merged into Gladwin Inc., a manufacturer of Telecommunications/Telephone Enclosures equipment as well as plastics forming and extrusions. As President and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Nicholson relocated the Atlanta plant to larger quarters in Oakwood, Ga., Hall Co. While residing in Oakwood Ga. from 1973 until 1999, Bradford was a member of the Kiwanis Club, past President of the Gainesville Arts Council, Sponsor of the organization of the Lanier Symphony, and a Director of the Georgia Business Community for the Arts. One of the greatest pleasures in Brad’s life was his involvement in the Republican Party beginning in 1940 while at New Mexico Military Institute. From 1956 until 1964 he worked actively with the Fulton County Republican Party and the State Central Committee, running for the City of Atlanta School Board in 1969. It was during his years in Hall County that he gave his time and energy to the Party, beginning in 1977 as County Chairman, 1977-1981 with the State Central Committee, 1981-1984 as Chairman of the 9th District and Member of the State Executive Committee. Since the War Between the States, a Republican had not held office in Hall County until 1980 when Mr. Nicholson organized a successful campaign for the election of the lst Republican Hall County office holder, Sheriff Dick Mecum. Surviving are his wife, Elsa Roveda Nicholson, Atlanta, Ga., daughter, Sharman L. Nicholson, Singer Island, Fla., his youngest brother, Scott A. Nicholson, Bradenton, Fla. and daughter, Holli Moore of Richmond, Va., sister-in-law, Vivian R. Curti, Atlanta, Ga. and numerous beloved cousins.
Northcutt, 1LT William F., USA 1942 JC – WWII-Killed in action – declared dead as of 10 January 1946.
Oakes, John M. 1942 JC
O’Brien, COL James H., USA (Ret) 1942 JC
O’Connor, J. Allan 1942 JC
O’Hair, Richard C. 1942 JC ~ 11-Apr-2010 86, of Paris, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010, at his residence. He was a retired businessman and farmer. Mr. O’Hair was born June 16, 1923, at Paris, the son of the late Karl O’Hair and the late Myrtle Lycan O’Hair. Survivors include three sons, Richard (Joan) O’Hair of Chantilly, VA, Stephen (Cynthia) O’Hair of Homestead, F:, and Reed (Rebecca) O’Hair of Barrow, Alaska; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. * He was preceded in death by two wives, Ruth Larson O’Hair and Barbara Hodge O’Hair, and his sister, Martha O’Hair Kirsten. Mr. O’Hair’s college education was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the armistice was signed, he returned from Germany and completed his studies at the University of Illinois. Thereafter, he engaged in several business operations in the area including the management of the Canada Dry Bottling Plant in Terre Haute, IN, and an Edsel automobile dealership in Paris. He concluded his career by managing the G & O Chevrolet-Cadillac dealership in Paris with his brother-in-law, Robert L. Gumm. Following the sale of the latter, he devoted his attention to managing family farmland and landscaping the property surrounding his personal residence south of Paris. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Paris, American Legion Post #211, B.P.O.E. #812, and Paris Lodge #268 A.F. & A.M.
Oldham, Kenneth L. 1942 JC
Orlin, Gerald I. 1942 JC
Pace, Arthur Virgil, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 26-Feb-2014 90, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at his home. He was born in Houston, Texas, to Arthur Virgil Pace Sr. and Lucy Hurst Pace on Sept. 12, 1923. He married Barbara Curtin Pace on Dec. 23, 1947, in Houston, Texas, his wife of 65 years. Virgil graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Virgil attended The University of Texas and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity-Tau Chapter. He graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA. In addition, he was a graduate from Mortgage Bankers School, Stanford University, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the American Institute of Banking. Virgil proudly served his country with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division in the battle for Iwo Jima. Virgil was wounded by mortar fire, but continued to fight until the island was secured. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal. Virgil served as a director for Prosperity Bank, Commercial Bank Shares Inc. and Heritage Bank Shares Inc. Virgil was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville, Texas, and served on the vestry. He was president of the Hill Country Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and a friend of Bill W. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Curtin Pace; his father, Arthur Virgil Pace Sr.; his mother, Lucy Hurst Pace; and two of his children, Arthur Virgil Pace III and Edwina Curtin Pace. Virgil is survived by his children, Lila Pace Belitz and Henry Michael Curtin Pace; his two grandchildren, Aleah Edwina Pace and Arthur Virgil Pace IV; his son-in-law, Lloyd Lynn Belitz; his sister, Liligene Pace Vardaman; sister-in-law, Jane Curtin Reed; nieces and nephew, Lucy Cook Delaganis, Charlotte Cook Lowry, Caroline Cook Harmon, Susan Cook Houghton and Bill Curtin Reed; cousins, Robert Hoyt Lightfoot Sr., Catherine Gene Lightfoot and John William Lightfoot; many nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends. Virgil embodied one of his favorite sayings about the definition of love, “Giving to others and expecting nothing in return.”
Pierce, Edward Truman 1942 JC ~ 18-Aug-2001
Plummer, Roger Sherman, Jr. 1942 JC
Poppic, George Taylor 1942 JC
Porter, Marvin Bennie 1942 JC ~ 11-Jul-1996
Porter, LTC Morris Campbell, USA (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 16-Apr-2012
Postel, Rieman Burling 1942 JC
Powell, John Coleman, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 01-Apr-1969
Puffer, John Raymond 1942 JC ~ 18-Mar-2008 June 10, 1921 – March 18, 2008 John R. Puffer of Colorado Springs died March 18, 2008. He was the retired former owner of Puffer Mercantile Company. Mr. Puffer was born June 10, 1921 in Colorado Springs to John Raymond Puffer and Lillian Starr Puffer. He was married April 23, 1949 to Agnes C. Daniels who preceded him in death. Mr. Puffer is survived by a stepson, Cady L. Daniels, III of Colorado Springs and a step-daughter Catherine Daniels Craig of Arvada; two daughters, Betty Starr Ruwitch of Grayslake, Illinois, and Barbara Jean Niskanen of Mansfield, Ohio; and two grandchildren. He attended public schools in Colorado Springs and later attended the New Mexico Military Institute. Mr. Puffer served in the US Army in World War II attaining the rank of captain.
Rais, Mike A., Jr. 1942 JC
Ray, G. Ted 1942 HS ~ 09-Dec-2003
Reed, Robert Kenneth 1942 JC
Renald, 1LT Robert Benjamin, USA 1942 JC ~ 29-Jul-1943  – WWII-Killed in service in a plane crash near Marfa, TX, on 29 July 1943.
Richards, John K., III 1942 JC
Richey, Dr. William Rankin 1942 JC ~ 03-May-2007  D.D.S., 84, of Amarillo died Thursday, May 3, 2007, in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Richey was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Tulsa, OK, to Jesse Coldren Richey and Kathryn L. Frye of Pampa, Texas. He married Carol Schlinke White on Sept. 1, 1951, in San Angelo. Survivors include his wife, Carol; his children, Robert and wife Kim Richey of San Angelo, Paige and husband Mark Gill of Amarillo, and Kay and husband Tom Newton of Hixson, TN; eight grandchildren, Alicia Newton Hatton and husband Shane, Lacie, Katie, and Nathan Newton, all of Tennessee, and Casey, Travis, J’hon and McKenna Gill of Amarillo.
Riede, 1LT Edwin Peasley, USA 1942 JC ~ 27-Apr-1945  – WWII-Killed in action in Italy on 27 April 1945.
Riffe, LT Herbert W., USNR 1942 JC ~ 18-Oct-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in the Pacific Theater of Operations on 18 October 1944.
Roach, Thomas Lynch, Jr. 1942 JC
Robinson, John A. 1942 HS ~ 01-Aug-1974
Roney, Wirt Rolson 1942 JC
Ross, Thomas Gillespie 1942 HS ~ 18-Dec-2003
Ruggles, John Delbert 1942 HS ~ 15-Sep-2014
Rushmore, Forest Paul, Jr. 1942 JC
Saxe, Richard Baxter, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 22-Aug-2011 Was born in Burkburnett, Texas June 30, 1923, the only child of Claudia Mae Propes Saxe and Richard Baxter Saxe. Dick grew up in various oilfield camps in the Texas panhandle, where his father was field superintendent for Gulf Oil. Following graduation from Pampa High School, he enrolled in New Mexico Military Institute in the fall of 1940 and graduated in June 1942. He enrolled in the University of Texas, joined the Army Reserve Corps and was called to active duty. After graduating from O.C.S. in 1945, he was sent to Germany and served in the 5th, 97th, and 386th Infantry Divisions as a First Lieutenant. He was then assigned to the First Cavalry Division. After combat duty in the European theater, his Division was transferred to the Pacific theater. While on a transport ship from the Philippines en route to an intended invasion of the Japanese mainland, they learned of the Japanese surrender. Dick served in the army of occupation in several command capacities. After being mustered out, he returned to the University of Texas and earned his law degree in 1949. He began his legal career in Dallas as Assistant District Attorney, under DA Will Wilson. He then relocated back to Midland where he began to practice law in partnership with Frank Bezoni and Colonel Perkins. Dick and Mary Virginia Oldham were married in 1951, and after a short honeymoon in Taos, were greeted upon their return to Midland with a telegram calling him immediately back into active military duty in Korea. He served as Company Commander of Company A of the 95th Heavy Tank Battalion including combat duty in the Heartbreak Ridge and Punch Bowl front line areas during the bitter winter of 1951, and then service in the Judge Advocate General’s Department until September 1952. Returning to Midland he formed an association with Reagan Legg and Pat Baskin. They practiced law as Legg, Saxe & Baskin for many years. He retired from the firm of Turpin, Smith, Dyer, Saxe & macdonald in 2003 after practicing with that firm 27 years as a Board Certified Oil and Gas attorney. He was honored with a 50 year award by the State Bar of Texas. An active community leader, Dick Saxe served on the Parks & Recreation Commission for the City of Midland, Midland Junior Baseball, Midland Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), Chairman of The United Way, past president and longtime active member of the Midland Rotary Club, founding member of the Midland Rose Society, officer and director Petroleum Museum, board of directors Petroleum Club, helped organize Midland Estate Council, board of directors Young Life, board of directors Hospice, Inc., past president of Midland County Bar Association, and member State Bar of Texas, serving 20 years on the State Bar Broker/Lawyer Committee developing contract forms required for use in the real estate industry. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. He loved the study of Texas history, archaeology and hunting for arrowheads in West Texas and was a member of the Midland Archaeological Society. He attended and taught Sunday School in various departments of First Baptist Church for many years. He was a wonderful mentor, a loving husband, a caring Father, a good friend and counselor to many, and a fine example of a Christian man. His family is so honored to have had the opportunity to share in his life. His wise counsel, compassion, and unfailing good humor will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune to have known him. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia Saxe. He is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Frances Hilliard Saxe, daughter, Claudia Saxe, son, David Saxe and wife Victoria, stepsons Stephen Hilliard and wife, Judy, Sheffie Hilliard and wife, Julie, stepdaughter Janet Pace, grandchildren Kathryn Hilliard Langdale and husband Jeremy, Paul and Stephen Hilliard, Alex, Andrew Pace and wife Meredith, and Julie Pace, Karen Pace Adair and husband Shawn, Jeremy, Megan, and Garrett Hilliard, and Great Grandson Dylan Langdale, and first Cousin Vee Randall and family. The Family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Hospice of Midland and to caretakers Yolanda, Sandra, Sandralu, Maria, Susie, and Lorena for their caring and devotion to Dick.
Schlofman, Scott M. 1942 JC
Shellman, Robert Connell 1942 JC
Shipkey, Arthur Herbert, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 28-Feb-2008
Simpson, William R. 1942 JC ~ 10-Oct-2002 80, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Roswell, NM, to Claude and Edith T. (Engvoll) Simpson. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. He served in the Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart in the Pacific Theatre. He worked as a land man/scout for oil and mining companies. Survivors include his wife, Nell Simpson, Dublin, Texas; a son, Mike Simpson, Brainerd; a daughter, Kelly Crawford, Dallas; and five grandchildren. His parents died earlier.
Smith, Alfred, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 12-Oct-2007
Smith, Dr. George Foster 1942 JC
Smith, Jack Mayhar 1942 JC
Spencer, LTC Dean Brodie, USA (Ret) 1942 JC ~ 19-Sep-1999
Street, William Glenn 1942 JC
Stuermer, 1LT John William, USA 1942 JC ~ 22-Feb-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in England on 22 February 1944.
Sullivan, Richard Marling 1942 JC
Sumner, Herbert Bradford 1942 HS ~ 03-Dec-1999
Switzer, John Lamar 1942 HS
Talbott, Burnell A. 1942 HS ~ 01-Jul-1976
Taylor, Edward Winthroop, Jr. 1942 HS ~ 04-Mar-2001
Tongue, 1LT Arthur Edward, Jr., USA 1942 JC ~ 01-Aug-1944 – WWII-Killed in action in the European Theater of Operations in August 1944.
Troyer, Gifford Leroy, II 1942 HS
Underwood, Fred Q. 1942 JC ~ 16-Aug-2003
Varnado, Buell Byron, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 13-Mar-2006
Vidal, Carl Irvin 1942 JC ~ 18-Feb-2011  age 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 18, 2011. Carl was born in Hollywood, CA on October 31, 1922. Carl was a graduate of Gallup High School and University of New Mexico where he obtained degrees in both Accounting and Law; he then went on to proudly serve our country from 1942 through 1946 serving in WWII. Carl came home to Gallup and practiced law for a short time. He then invested in the juke-box business as well as becoming a co-owner in Vidal Hardware. Once settled, Carl started raising a family. Carl then sold his interests and became an Hotelier of the Historic El Rancho Hotel/Motel and Ramada Inn. Carl relocated to Albuquerque, NM in 1982 where he became an entrepreneur of various business interests. Carl is survived by his six children, Carleen Cox and husband Kevin of Winslow, AZ, Adrianne Vidal of Albuquerque, NM, Patience Mills of Portland OR, Michelle Vidal of Albuquerque, NM, Kathy Vidal and husband Mike of Kuwait, and Carl Vidal Jr. And wife Yaneth of Albuquerque, NM; nine grand children; and nine great-grandchildren.
VonTempsky, Robert Gordon, Jr. 1942 JC
Walker, Arvie Earl, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 01-Nov-1988
Walker, Harold Leon 1942 JC ~ 25-Jul-2007 86, of Bowling Green died July 25, 2007, at Greenview Regional Hospital. The Apache, Okla., native was a World War II veteran, a retired pilot for Fruit of the Loom and served as a corporate pilot for the past 20 years. His flying career began in 1943. He delivered a B-17 to Plymouth, England, in 1944 and then went overseas permanently where he delivered 100 B-17s and 75 C-47s to Prestwick, Scotland, to replace those lost in the invasion of Europe on D-Day. He helped set up the air transport division in Bovington, England, and at one time or another flew all fighter planes during the war. He retired at the end of the war with the permanent rank of major. He began work immediately as captain of the corporate plane for City Service Corp. And later flew for Southern Airlines. In 1963, he went from Southern Airlines to Saudi Arabia to assist in setting up their government airlines. Upon return to the States, he began his almost 23-year association with Fruit of the Loom. Upon retirement from Fruit of the Loom, he served as a corporate pilot and made his last flight with passengers at the age of 80. He was a former Smiths Grove City Commissioner and a member of Providence Knob Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loved telling war stories, painting and writing poetry. He was a son of the late Memra Walker and Bessie Irene Alexander Walker. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Memra Walker and Curtiss Walker. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial and military honors in Smiths Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 p.m. To 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nita Walker; three sons, Terry Walker and his wife, Wanda, and Larry Walker, all of Bowling Green, and David Walker and his wife, Linda, of Brownsville; two daughters, Lucy Pharris of Bowling Green and Loretta Tucker and her husband, Floyd, of Monticello; a sister, Francis Dotzel and her husband, Deneen, of Topeka, Kan.; a brother-in-law, Bill Shelton and his wife, Noria, of Levelland, Texas; a sister-in-law, Lavonne Langston and her husband, Kenneth; 10 grandchildren, Amy Walker and her husband, Mike, of Leitchfield, Julie Weaver and her husband, Dwight, of Scottsville, David Walker and his wife, Jolene, of Scottsville, Anita Neal and her husband, Doug, of Monticello, Jason Tucker and his wife, Melissa, of Monticello, Joseph Walker and his wife, Sherry, of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., Jacob Walker and his wife, Charlene, of Bowling Green, Tracey Pharris of Cincinnati and Tara Juett and Brian Walker, both of Bowling Green; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Walker, John Simpson 1942 JC
Ward, Bob Ray 1942 JC ~ 05-Feb-2007 (December 26, 1922-February 07, 2007) Age 84, of Canadian, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 in Canadian, Texas. Bob was born on December 26, 1922 in Tulsa, OK, to the late Mr. Leslie Ward and Mrs. Willie Mae Gilbert Ward. He was a graduate of Pampa High School. He then went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Mr. Ward was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in World War II where he was a radio operator-mechanic gunner. Bob moved to Canadian, TX in 1945 from Pampa, TX. He married Bettye McAfee Ward on October 15, 1947 in Amarillo, TX. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2006. Bob was owner and operator of Ward Oil Company from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the 388th Bomb Group, Canadian Lodge # 855 AF and AM and the First Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ward, one sister, Katherine Taylor and one granddaughter, Jacqueline Ward. He is survived by one son, Kelley Ward and wife Ruth of Canadian, TX; one daughter, Kay Ward of Brighton, CO; one sister, Polly Parnell of Holland, TX; five grandchildren, Kris Sanchez and husband Javier and Krystal Dickinson and husband Ty all of Canadian, TX; Lisa White of Amarillo, TX; Shelby Ward and Rachel Ward both of Brighton, CO; two great-grandchildren, Mya Sanchez and Aiden Dickinson both of Canadian, TX.
Weaver, David C. 1942 JC ~ 23-Dec-2002 , 82, of Lubbock, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002. He was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Lubbock. He was a graduate of Lubbock High School and New Mexico Military Institute prior to serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He married Bettye Boulter Sept. 14, 1946, in Lubbock. She died Nov. 24, 1999. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church, a member and treasurer of the Downtown Bible Class and a member of Lubbock Country Club, where he was a tennis player and golfer. He owned and operated David C. Weaver Grain Co. and was a member of the Texas Grain and Feed Association and the National Grain and Feed Association. Survivors include two sons, David C. Jr. and Mark B., both of Lubbock; two daughters, Jill Wolfe of Lubbock and Lynda Lee Weaver of Dallas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Webb, James Louis, Jr. 1942 JC
Wheeler, Ridley Northcutt 1942 JC
Williams, George D. 1942 HS ~ 08-Mar-2004
Williams, Houston Garvin 1942 JC ~ 11-Dec-2002, 80, died Dec. 11, 2002, at Wyoming Medical Center. Born Nov. 27, 1922, in Estancia, NM, he attended public schools in Clovis and Albuquerque, NM. His last two years of high school and first two years of college were at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Beginning in 1942 he attended the University of New Mexico; in 1947 he graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering; he graduated in 1950 from CU’s Law School with a bachelor of laws degree, and was granted a juris doctorate degree as of 1950 in 1968. His academic honors included memberships in Sigma Tau, Chi Epsilon and the Order of the Coif; and he graduated No. 1 in his law school class. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Kappa Alpha Order. From 1943-46 he served in the U.S. Air Force Corps of Engineers and saw duty in the Philippines for 13 months, attaining the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. He practiced general law in Casper since April 1, 1950, first as an associate of W.J. Wehrli, then becoming a partner in the firm Wehrli and Williams and later Williams, Porter, Day and Neville. He was admitted to practice in the following courts: Colorado, 1950; Wyoming, 1950; U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, 1950; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1956; U.S. Supreme Court, 1971; and served as special assistant attorney general for the state of Wyoming in federal and Indian water litigation. He belonged to numerous law organizations and community associations, including service as president of the Casper Chamber of Commerce in 1968 and of the Casper Rotary Club in 1969. He served on the Republican Party’s Natrona County Central Committee and as a delegate to the state convention, and was on the board of directors of First Interstate Bank. A lay minister, lector and former member of the Parish Council, he was a Roman Catholic member of St. Anthony’s Parish. On April 1, 1945, he married Martha G. Germon in Tallahassee, Fla. Survivors include two sons, both of Casper, Barry and Dick Williams and their wives; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2000. 
Wiseley, William Edward 1942 HS ~ 04-Sep-2010
Wittkopp, Leland Arthur 1942 JC ~ 21-Jun-2009
Wood, Francis O., Jr. 1942 JC ~ 13-Feb-2003
Wood, Joseph Lacy, Jr., 1942 JC On February 18, The Lord welcomed His child Joseph Lacy “JL” Wood, Jr. into His Kingdom. Born on November 21, 1922 in Silver City New Mexico, and raised in Big Spring, Texas he was a part of the “greatest” generation. JL graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, received his BA from the University of Texas (Hook ‘Em JL!), and received his Master’s in Education from Southwestern University. He proudly served his country as an officer in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific theatre. After the war he returned to Texas and worked as a flight attendant for Pan Am airlines. JL then turned to his passion as an educator and gentleman rancher. He was an inspiration and role model for countless young people across Texas throughout his lengthy career as teacher, principal and administrator. The perfect host, many who had the pleasure of knowing him have fond memories of cocktail hour at the Wood house. Words cannot express what a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend he was. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, and sons Michael Wade Wood and his wife Laurie, Raleigh Davis Wood and his wife Kim, Joseph Lacy Wood III (Trey) and his wife Stacey, and Lee Patterson Wood and his wife Glynis, granddaughters Lacy, Blair, Lauren, Taylor, Dylan, Jordan, and Ava, grandson Jake, and great grandchildren, True, Anita, Roscoe, and Rufus and his sister Mary Louise and her husband Oliver. We love you and will miss your ever-present smile!
Woodbury, Robert F. 1942 HS
Woolley, Walter William, Jr. 1942 JC ~ 30-Nov-1998
Wright, Elwood Larche 1942 JC
Wynne, Bedford Shelmire 1942 JC
Zimmer, Richard C. 1942 JC


1941

Allen, Robert Behrens 1941 HS
Anderson, 1LT James Ervin, Jr., USA 1941 HS ~ 09-Nov-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in action in the European Theater of Operations on 9 November 1944.
Athon, Lewis H., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 27-Sep-1958
Bain, 1LT Albert, USA 1941 JC ~ 24-Jan-1944  WWII-Missing/Killed – declared officially dead by the War Department after having been missing since 24 January 1943 in Puerto Rico.
Baker, Dr. Lory 1941 JC
Ball, Warner T., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 27-Feb-1978
Bamberger, William O. 1941 JC
Barnard, Bruce M., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 21-Feb-1962
Baumert, John B. 1941 JC
Beach, Varnel L. 1941 JC ~ 24-May-1988
Belcher, Edwin W., III 1941 JC ~ 01-May-1981
Bergey, Ellwood, Jr. 1941 HS
Bliss, P. Le Baron 1941 JC ~ 29-Jul-1992
Boatright, David E. 1941 HS ~ 15-Apr-1998
Boatright, William G. 1941 HS ~ 02-Oct-1944 – WWII-presumed killed in action on a raid to Kassel, Germany, on 2 October 1944. Flight Officer, US Army Air Corps
Boynton, Richard C. 1941 JC
Brett, William H., III 1941 JC ~ 25-Jan-2012  passed away on January 25, 2012 after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Gisela Brett, his son James and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bill Brett was a graduate of M.I.T. and an avid sportsman. He was passionate about life in New York City and Stratton, Vermont. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Brightman, ENS Robert W., USN 1941 JC ~ 18-Dec-1944  WWII-Killed in action in the Asiatic Area during a typhoon while serving aboard the USS. SPENCE on 18 December 1944.
Brown, Edmund G., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 11-May-2008  a longtime resident of Monroe, died Saturday, May 11, 2008. Mr. Brown was born on March 28, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, witnessed the close of the war at Ludwiglust on the Elbe River, and served during Occupational Germany. After the war, he continued his studies at Tulane University before beginning his newspaper career at the Times Picayune in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he met and married Bitza mccay in 1948, to whom he was devoted until his last day. In 1952, Mr. Brown accepted a position with The Newstar World, a family-owned newspaper located in Monroe, Louisiana. He enjoyed his work, fishing, golf, snow skiing, and geneology. He was also an avid gardener. During his life, he was affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Bayou Desiard Country Club, the Monroe Little Theater, and the Boston and Louisiana Clubs of New Orleans. Most importantly, he was a wonderful father to six children and developed numerous lifelong friends. During his retirement, he spent countless hours with his children and grandchildren at his farm outside Monroe, traveled extensively with his wife, and continued his relationships with his friends. Affectionately known by his family as “Pop”, by his wife as “Chere”, and by his children’s friends as “EG,” he was the embodiment of a devoted father, grandfather, and husband. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Ewing Brown of New Orleans, LA and Edmund Graves Brown Sr. Of Newburyport, MA.; two brothers, Robert Ewing Brown and Toulmin Hunter Brown, both of Pass Christian, MS; and by two sons, Leander Moore Brown and Percy mccay “Mac” Brown. He is survived by his wife, Bethia “Bitza” mccay Brown of Monroe, LA; four children, Edmund Graves Brown III of Houston, TX, James Ewing Brown of Lafayette, LA, Bethia Brown Bundrick of Shreveport, LA and Donelson Taylor Brown of Monroe, LA; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Edmund G. Brown IV, Andrew Hunter Brown, Claude Youngblood Bundrick, Claude Youngblood Bundrick, Jr., John Leander Bundrick, James Andrew Wedeberg, and Toulmin Hunter Ewing. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Davis, Jack Easterling, Hank Wells, Robert Oliver, Sr., Dr. Dan Sartor, Dr. James Truly, and Dr. James Fouts.
Burns, Robert H. 1941 JC
Bynon, Allan A., Jr. 1941 HS ~ 16-Mar-1946
Carter, George C., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 08-Aug-2007 July 17, 1919-. August 8, 2007 Local rancher George C. Carter, Jr. Died peacefully at home in his sleep on Aug. 8, 2007, at age 88. He was born to George C. Rusty Carter and Mary Frances Carter in Sutter County on July 17, 1919. George’s family moved to Chico in 1930 when his father, Rusty assumed management of the M&T Ranch, a diversified farm located three miles west of Chico, on Chico River Road. His sister Betty and he grew up on the ranch enjoying the pastoral setting of the former Spanish land grant rancho. As a youngster, George helped out on the ranch, working livestock and planting, cultivating and harvesting dry land crops and rice. George attended school in Durham and Chico before leaving town first to attend San Rafael Military Academy and then New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell New Mexico, where he earned a B.S. degree in military science. He was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division, 8th Cavalry Regiment in October 1942 when it was still horse cavalry. Soon after, the Division dismounted and served as infantry in the South Pacific campaign in the battles for the Admiralties and the Philippines. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star and the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star for his service. After the War, he remained in the Army, being stationed both with the occupation forces in Japan and Germany and stateside, where he competed in equestrian events. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, one of the first all-African American units to be integrated into the Army. In 1946 George married Doris Elizabeth Carter. They gave birth to two sons, George III in 1947 and Jeff in 1951. George mustered out of the service as a major in 1953 and moved with his family back to Chico, where in 1956 he took over management of the M&T Ranch from his father. He managed it until 1985, when he retired. However, he continued to farm almonds until his death. George served on the State Reclamation Board and the boards of directors of the Rice Growers Association, the Silver Dollar Fair, Bidwell Title and Escrow Company and Durham Pump. He was a member of the Butte County Woolgrowers Association and the Chico Rotary Club. Dodie and George loved to entertain and travel, and together they visited all places near and far. George’s sister Betty and beloved wife Dodie predeceased him. He is survived by son George Ill of Salem, Ore., his wife Jill, daughter Erin and her husband Travis Zach, daughter Mary Elizabeth and son George IV, and by son Jeff of Chico, his wife Kristen Cooper-Carter, daughter Elizabeth and sons John and Jared.
Cartwright, Theodore H., Jr. 1941 HS ~ 20-Dec-1998
Casabonne, George Michelet 1941 JC ~ 08-May-1999
Catron, Thomas B., IV 1941 HS
Chapman, Oliver W. 1941 JC ~ 20-Apr-2005
Clancy, CDR George M., USN (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 24-Sep-2002
Clapp, Ralph G. 1941 HS ~ 15-Jan-1991
Cogdell, Isham B., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 09-Dec-2010 age 89 passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 in Houston, TX. I.B. is preceded in death by his parents and Brother Joe, and is survived by his wife of 58 years Julia, “Judy”; sons: Blake, Dan and his wife Robin; grandchildren: Kelsey, Cameron, Hunter, Jamie, and great-granddaughter Azylinn; sister-in-law: Sue and her children. I.B. graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Oklahoma and was a proud veteran of WWII having served as a US Air Force pilot. He was a dedicated employee with Texaco for 36 years before retiring and served as a deacon with Yale Avenue Christian Church of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and First Christian Church of Amarillo, Texas, and Memorial Drive Christian Church of Houston, Texas.
Cone, Edward O., III, USA 1941 JC ~ 28-Feb-1945  – WWII-Killed in action in action in Germany on 28 February 1945.
Cool, Barry, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Jan-1986
Corliss, J. Ray 1941 JC ~ 15-Jan-2018 died of natural causes November 16, 2017 at age 96. A resident of Palm Desert, he was surrounded by loved ones when he passed. He was born in Petaluma, California, June 25, 1921 to Ethel Chandler and J. Ray Corliss, owners of the world’s largest poultry ranch. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and served as captain in the last of the U.S. Horse Cavalry. He then soldiered through nine campaigns with the US. Army, serving as a tank destroyer in WWII in North Africa. Following military service, he married Marilyn Bleakly of Kirksville, Missouri, a love-at -first-sight union lasting nearly 60 years. After receiving a degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, Corliss worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He then took charge of public relations for Ford Motor company in Hollywood, CA, editing the ‘Ford Times’ publication. Ford offered him a dealership in Palm Springs, then little more than an outpost, where he met mayor and fellow cowboy, Frank Bogert. The two adventuresome men became fast friends and partners, organizing popular ‘Cabalgatas’ horseback riding safaris that toured around the world. Corliss was a legend in the prestigious Los Rancheros Visitadores, whose mission was recreating the early Spanish rides through central California. A longtime member of O’Donnell golf club, he was a founder of the Palm Springs Club and served on the original Western Art Council of the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Corliss is honored in the Hall of Fame at New Mexico Military Institute.  He is survived by son J. Ray (Rick) Corliss, III 1965 HS,grandchildren Sonia Milanovich, Jeb Corliss, Cleo Corliss, Scarlett Corliss, great grandchild Isis Milanovich, and great-great grandchild, Vivian Hill. Daughter Shannon Corliss is remembered by a Desert Riders trail, the Shannon Trail.
Corn, 1LT Wade H., Jr., USA 1941 JC ~ 29-Mar-1945  – WWII-Killed in action in action on Cebu Island on 29 March 1945.
Couch, Joseph B. 1941 HS
Covington, Platt W., Jr. 1941 JC
Cramer, T. Dudley 1941 JC ~ 05-Oct-2009  passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Oakland, CA. T. Dudley Cramer was born on June 24, 1921, in Oakland, Calif. He and his parents, Thomas Merideth and Louise Moller Cramer, moved to Carlsbad, NM, in 1932, where his father, Tom Cramer was the vice president and general manager of the US Potash Company in Carlsbad. In the late 1920s, a joint-venture company called the United States Potash Co. Was formed to mine and refine the new potash discovery near Carlsbad, NM. Horace Albright was named the president of the new company with corporate headquarters in New York City. T. Dudley Cramer attended high school in Carlsbad from 1936-1939, where he lettered in track for three years and basketball for two years. During his summers in Carlsbad, he attended Camp Sacramento for Boys, in the Sacramento Mountains about 8 miles west of Weed. He worked as a wrangler in various capacities from 1936-1941. He also worked as an apprentice with Carlsbad photographer Ray V. Davis at his studio from 1937-1940. During this time, he met Ansel Adams, who came to Carlsbad. Cramer attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, where he lettered in track for two years, graduating in 1941. He was a photographer for the Bronco Yearbook. Paul Horgan was the school librarian.Mr. Cramer received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1943. After serving in the Army during World War II for three years, he then graduated from Stanford with a master’s of science in petroleum engineering in 1948.In 1947, Cramer married Catherine Jones, recent Stanford graduate and daughter of Iona and Hollister Jones, who was the manager of the Personnel and Labor Relations Dept. For the U.S. Potash Co. In Carlsbad.Cramer spent 38 years in various engineering and management positions in the Production Department of Chevron until his retirement in 1985 as the chief engineer of the Western Region Producing Department, San Francisco, Calif.After retirement, Mr. Cramer actively pursued his interest in southwest history research and photography, authoring several books and articles. He authored the book, The Pecos Ranchers in the Lincoln County War.
Cree, George B., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 23-Aug-2000 passed away on August 23, 2000, in Temple, Texas. Mr. Cree was born on November 27, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is preceded by his parents, George B. And Mary Opal Cree. He married Frances Thetford Cree on November 6, 1943 in Quartzsite, Arizona. Mr. Cree lived most of his life in Pampa, Texas. He also lived in Roatan Island, Honduras and most recently resided in Georgetown, Texas. Mr. Cree attended schools in Pampa as well as, the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and the Harvard School of Business Management at the University of Hawaii. As a B-24 pilot during World War II, Mr. Cree served with the 13th Air Force in the pacific theater. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. He was involved in the oil industry for most of his life. He was a partner and president of Cree Drilling Company, Cree Oil, Inc., and the Cree Companies of Pampa. Mr. Cree was also involved in ranching, banking and the electronics industry. Mr. Cree was a respected civic leader in Pampa and throughout the Texas Panhandle. He is a past president of many civic and industry organizations including the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association, the Pampa Chamber of Commerce, the Pampa Fine Art Association, the Pampa Industrial Foundation, and the Pampa Community Hotel Association. He is a former board member of the United Way and the Salvation Army. He served on the Texas Governor’s Conference on Fine Arts and was on the Advisory Committee for the American Petroleum Institute. He was very active in the Republican Party at both the local and national levels, including serving as a member of the national Electoral College in 1972. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Mr. Cree loved fly fishing, snow skiing, golf, tennis, sailing, and flying. He is survived by his wife, Frances, their three sons and their spouses, George B. Cree, III, 1965 HS and Nina Cree of Amarillo, Richard and Anne Cree of Dallas, and Harold and Susan Cree of Pampa. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Emily B. Cree 1994 HS of Ft. Worth, Erin Cree of Amarillo, R. J. Cree of Dallas, Jonathan Cree of Pampa, and Lindsay Cree of Pampa. Mr. Cree has one brother, William R. Cree of Abilene, and a sister, Bettye Reid of Pampa.
Creigh, PFC Alfred E., III, USA 1941 HS ~ 22-Dec-1944 – WWII-Killed in action in action in Belgium on 22 December 1944.
Cutrer, John C. 1941 HS
Daniels, Robert William, III 1941 JC ~ 07-Mar-2000
Darrow, LCDR Edward E., USN (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 20-May-1982
Daughtrey, Brig Gen Buddy R., USAF (Ret) 1941 JC
Davies, Ray, Jr. 1941 JC
Dean, Frederick E. 1941 JC ~ 14-Aug-2002
DeHuff, CDR David, USN 1941 JC ~ 26-Jun-1988
Dial, Roy E. 1941 JC ~ 15-Jul-2002
Dublin, John S., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 11-Mar-2017 John said, “I have always thought that I had a little guardian angel sitting on my shoulder,” and with that we begin… After a rewarding life of 95 years, John Scharbauer Dublin, Jr., surrounded by devoted family and friends, died Saturday, March 11, 2017. To commemorate John’s life, a service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo. John was born December 29, 1921 in Midland Texas to John S. Dublin, Sr. and Minnie Terry Dublin. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Jan Dublin of San Angelo; daughter-in-law, Janet Dublin of Schertz, Texas; grandchildren, John L. Dublin of Whitney, Texas, Amy Dublin of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Jeff Dublin of Schertz, Texas, and Trisha Dublin, El Paso, Texas; special friend, Bobbie Walker; and cousin, Sammye Stone. He is also survived by Harriet Faudree’s children, Matt Faudree, Ellen Bell, Margaret Williams, Charlotte Kimberlin, Martha Parks, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia McBurnett Dublin; son, Lawrence Craig Dublin; Harriet Faudree Dublin, his second wife; and also by his beloved granddaughters, Kristen Faudree and Amy Bell. John served honorably in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 until 1945. While stationed in England, John as a PFC was put in charge of replacing the gun turret sights on four squadrons of Martin B-24s with the newer Fairchild electric version. He laughed, saying, “When they put me in charge, they gave me my own jeep. Everyone else was riding bicycles.” John grew up as an only child and attended public school in Midland, Texas. After graduation, he enrolled in New Mexico Military Institute. “I really went there to learn to play polo rather than for an education.” After the war, John saw his first cutting horse exhibition. “I can do that,” he said. John started working with a young mare and in 1949 entered the first National Cutting Horse Event of his career. His first efforts won three 2nds, each paying $75. He continued to ride cutting horses for most of the next 50 years. John had a unique relationship with his father. They shared respect for each other and their business relationships were based on trust and hard work. Everything was 50/50. John always said, “My dad was my best friend and playmate. He was my teacher. We had a wonderful relationship. My son, Chris, and I have that same relationship.” In 1948 at the age of 53, John’s father died of a heart attack soon after John returned from the war. In his own words, John believed that he had been in the cow business all his life. He enjoyed success in many different arenas. He was a rancher and a businessman. His passion was the western way of life: ranching and horses. As a judge, contestant, and breeder, John took pleasure in supporting The National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. John was a volunteer and past president of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association with more than 50 years involvement. Pallbearers will be Chris Dublin, John L. Dublin, Matt Faudree, Gary Hodges, John Hruska, and Kermit Wendland.
Dufek, COL Harold D., USAR (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 09-Feb-2008  86, died February 9, 2008, at his home in Hutchinson. He was born November 15, 1921 in Noble County, Oklahoma, the son of Emil Dufek and Petra Elvrum Dufek. After living in Oklahoma and Texas, the family moved to Hutchinson in 1933. He attended high school and junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, receiving his associate’s degree and certificate of eligibility as Second Lieutenant in the Army Cavalry in 1939. He continued his studies at the University of Kansas, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1947, following his service in World War II. On January 31, 1942, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Cavalry and reported to Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he attended gunnery school and became an instructor of tank gunnery. Promoted to First Lieutenant in December 1942, he transferred to I Company, 20th Armament Division at Ft. Campbell in 1943, and was assigned as company commander. He served in the Pacific Theatre from October 1943 through December 26, 1945. Headquartered in Kuewang, China, he led a Chinese tank transportation battalion that moved 500 trucks, tanks and supplies over the Ledo-Burma Road. During his service in the Far East, he became fluent in the Chinese Language. Following his discharge from the Army in 1945, he served in the Army Reserves. Upon retirement in 1974 as Colonel, he received the Legion of Merit Award for his distinguished military service. In civilian life, he became an accomplished businessman and community leader. In partnership with his father, he built Dufek Oil Well Service into a thriving, nationally recognized business. The Independent Petroleum Association of America named him “Young Oil Man of the Year, 1957.” After selling the family business in 1962 and “retiring,” he pursued a second career in investments and estate planning. He developed the trust department at what became the Bank of Kansas. He served as a voluntary estate planner and trusted advisor for many people. During his life, he served on the boards of over 20 companies, and continued to be active on seven boards until his death. He was a Hutchinson City Commissioner and Mayor in the 1960s. He served as Prairie Dunes Country Club Board Chairman, and was instrumental in bringing Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to Prairie Dunes for an exhibition golf match in 1962. In the 1970s, he was elected President of the Hutchinson Junior College Board. A member of the Park Place Christian Church for over 50 years, as chairman of the church’s Board of Trustees, he led the fundraising efforts in 1959 to build a new church sanctuary. In the late 1960s, he acted as chairman of the Reno County Health Facilities Planning Council and led the efforts to merge Grace and St. Elizabeth Hospitals and establish Hutchinson Hospital. For 40 years until his death, he served as a member and officer of the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, and earned a reputation as an authority on health insurance policy issues. With a passionate and deep commitment to helping his community and country, he provided leadership to numerous community organizations including the chamber of commerce, Rotary, Boy Scouts, and the YMCA. On June 22, 1941, he married Elsie May Jones in Hutchinson. After World War II, they returned to Hutchinson where their five children were born and attended school. She died March 18, 1979 after a lengthy illness. On October 6, 1979, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Paine Wilson, who had been a lifelong friend of both Harold and Elsie May. Betty and Harold were happily married until her death on February 1, 2003. Harold often expressed that, with his two marriages, he had been blessed with “60 years of wedded bliss.” He was especially proud that his five children and Betty’s three children formed strong family ties. Survivors include four daughters and one son: Julie (Dan) Howland; Linda Dufek Lake; Nancy Dufek; Mary Dufek; and John (Debbie) Dufek. He had seven grandchildren: Paul Angulo, Eva Howland, Emilie Howland, Carrie Lake Rojas, Libby Dufek, Natalie Dufek, and Ellie Dufek, and five great-grandchildren. Other survivors include one stepson and two stepdaughters: David (Susan) Wilson, Beverly Wilson (Pat Halstead), and Karen (Pat) mclain. He had four step-grandchildren: Christopher Wilson, Sarah Wilson Lingle, Kelly mclain, and Jae Thomas mclain, and two step-great grandchildren.
Ebeling, Harold Omar 1941 JC ~ 26-Aug-2013 was born July 28, 1921 in Mustang, OK to Henry & Ada Maybelle (Silver) Ebeling and passed from this life August 26, 2013 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 92.Harold attended New Mexico Military School and graduated from Classen High School in 1939. He joined the Air Force to serve during World War II which he was honorably discharged as a Second Lieutenant Navigator in 1945. He gained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1948. He was involved in Mason’s Blue Lodge, O.U.’s School of Engineering, Phi-Kappa-Psi, Pi Tau Sigma, the Petroleum Club and First United Methodist Church. Harold was President of Latoka Engineering (company began 1975) located in Tulsa and Drumright. His success was mirrored by the many patented gas dehydration equipment he invented. February 6, 1945, Harold married the love of his life, Billie Anne Bergman (Anne) where they shared 68 cherished years of raising a family, devoting themselves to Christ, relishing friendships (old and new) and supporting his beloved Oklahoma Sooners. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brent Ebeling. He is survived by his wife, Billie Anne (Bergman) Ebeling; his daughter, Jana Ebeling; his son and daughter-in-law, Brad & Cathy Ebeling; his granddaughter and husband, Christa Ebeling Streebin & Adam.
Ekstrom, Allyn F. 1941 HS
Eley, Ernest, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Jul-1983
Elliott, Stewart P., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Mar-1993
Eppenauer, A. Robert, Jr. 1941 HS ~ 15-Sep-1988
Ervien, Howell G. 1941 JC
Estes, John Love 1941 JC ~ 21-Jun-2003 , age 81, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away on June 21, 2003 in Wichita Falls. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Isaac Butterworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the Atrium of the church. A private burial will be held in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. John Love Estes was born the son of Linton H. and Helen Hill Estes and the younger brother of Linton H. “Pete” Estes, Jr. on June 15, 1922 in Clayton, New Mexico. The Estes family moved to Wichita Falls in 1926. Mr. Estes attended public schools here and later at New Mexico Military Institute from 1939-41. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Corp and piloted planes with his brother Pete. In 1944 Mr. Estes was transferred to the 11th Air Force and flew the 54th troop carrier squadron in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands during World War II. After his military service, he married Ruth Mansfield of San Angelo, Texas on December 30, 1945. Although not a Wichitan by birth, Mr. John L. Estes made several civic contributions to Wichita Falls. In 1946, he was inducted into the Rotary Club and served as vice president. In 1952 and ’57 Mr. Estes was named chairman of the Wichita County and Red River Red Cross Blood Bank where he served for nine years. In 1957 he headed the Central Division United Fund campaign. In 1962 John was elected to the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and was selected to head the Industrial Relations Committee of that Board to help shape the future industrial growth of the city. Then in 1963 Mr. Estes was elected president of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce. In that year he headed the IDI’s successful campaign to raise a million dollars then and again in 1968. In 1964 John was awarded the Service to Mankind award by the Wichita Falls Sertoma Club. In addition to devoting much time to his civic activities, Mr. Estes was President of Empire Paper Co., established in 1926 and now a fourth generation family company based in Wichita Falls. John served as the 1958 vice president and ’59 president of the Southwest Paper Merchants Association. He served as a member of the advisory committee of the Diamond Gardner Corp. of Middleton, Ohio and as Director of Tested Papers of America. He served as chairman of the merchants advisory committee of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M). A great deal of Mr. Estes’ personal time was spent in family activities with his wife and three sons. His hobbies included flying, ranching, hunting, and fishing. In 1958 he was president of the Northwest Texas Field and Stream Association. Mr. Estes is survived by his wife Ruth, three sons, John, Tom and David; seven grandchildren, Jason, Audra Lay, Dr. Allison Estes Mu, M.D., Parker, Laura, Ben and Ginny; one great grandchild, Molly Lay and one brother, L.H. “Pete Estes, Jr. 
Evans, Jack S. 1941 JC
Favour, John M. 1941 JC ~ 16-Mar-2014 of Prescott, Ariz., began a new journey in his passing on March 16, 2014. John was born to Alpheus H. Favour, an Arizona State Senator and prominent Prescott businessman, and Eva McLean Favour, a strong Scottish woman, on Sept. 9, 1921. John was raised in Prescott in the family home on Mount Vernon Street when the community was youthful and vibrant with local mercantile, ranching and mining ventures in the surrounding central Arizona. Upon graduating from Prescott High School John enrolled for undergraduate studies at Amherst University in Amherst, Mass. While a student at Amherst, John married his high school sweetheart Betty Jean Ogg. His education was interrupted with the advent of WWII when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After serving his country, and upon his graduation from Amherst University in 1946, John attended and graduated from the University of Arizona Law College in 1949. John began his career as a civil attorney with the Prescott law firm of Favour & Quail where he practiced continuously until the turn of this century. John was a formidable opponent in every case he undertook, and he strove to dignify the legal profession with civility and compassion. John was a Fellow of the American Bar Association and served as president of the Arizona State Bar in 1964-1965. John and Betty raised their children Mollie, Charles and Jock in the family home on Linden Road where John maintained residence until his death. John also resided in the port city of Manzanillo, Mexico for much of his adult life and cherished the culture, hospitality and simplicity of the Mexican people. John was a pillar of the community as one of the founders of Prescott College and a principal of Yavapai Title Company. John enjoyed many friendships during Prescott’s simpler days when entertainment was found in informal gatherings such as neighborhood sing-alongs and socializing at the Pine Cone Inn and the Hassayampa Country Club. Throughout his life, John cultivated and perfected diverse interests as an accomplished chef, a skilled wood craftsman and ever evolving bassist. John was an inveterate world traveler, and a connoisseur of literature, art, music and theatre. He was truly a man for all seasons. After Betty’s passing in 2000, John enjoyed a long partnership with Cynthia Gardner, who along with his children, were at his side until he went on his new journey.
Fay, 1LT John Douglas, USA 1941 JC ~ 11-Nov-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in action in France on 11 November 1944.
Files, Frank B. 1941 HS
Fleishman, Herman H., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 29-Oct-1991
Foster, William G. 1941 HS
Fowler, PVT Holmes C., USA 1941 HS – WWII-Died in service – died at Fort Riley, KS, from complications following surgery on 3 November 1942.
Fowler, Stewart H. 1941 JC ~ 20-Jan-2005 Entered into rest on January 20th at the age of 84. Born in Waurika, Oklahoma, Stewart attended New Mexico Military Institute where he was a member of the 7th Cavalry. He served with distinction in WW II as an officer in the Office of Strategic Services in China, was awarded the Bronze Star and a promotion to Captain in the Intelligence Services. Upon his return from duty, Stewart completed BA and MA degrees at San Jose State and spent his career in the field of education- teaching and coaching at Santa Cruz High School and San Jose City College, and as principal of Leigh High School until his retirement. Stewart had a lifelong love of sports including a passion for golf. Beloved father of daughters Diana Spitzer and Denise Andrews and son-in-law Douglas Andrews. Devoted grandfather to Karen, Todd, Travis, Brady, and Erik and three great-grandchildren. Loving husband of the late Joan Formico Fowler and dear step-father to her eight children and 24 grandchildren. 
Frizell, Robert R. 1941 HS
Gardner, Richard K. 1941 JC ~ 03-Jul-2007 January 14, 1921 to July 3, 2007 Services are scheduled for 11 am at the Creekside Evangelical Free Church, 2876 “G” Street in Merced on Friday, July 6.
Garnett, E. Logan, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 17-Mar-2008 85, died March 17, 2008, at his residence in Altus. He was born June 18, 1922, in Altus to Elmer Logan and Lela B. Garnett and attended public schools there before studying at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, from 1939 to 1941. Garnett entered the University of Oklahoma in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserves in 1942 and in 1943 was called to active duty where he served as the co-pilot on a B-24 Liberator, flying 31 combat missions with the Eighth Air force’s 491st Bomb Group based in England. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. After being discharged from military service, Garnett returned to the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He married Dorothy Laverne Craig in September 1946 and the couple settled in Altus where Garnett joined his father in the insurance business. Later, Garnett formed Garnett Inc., which handled insurance and loans. He also raised wheat and cattle on the family farm. Last January, he was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Altus Rotary Club for his 60 years of continuous membership in the club. According to family, Garnett was a humble but direct man whose insights into life provided a constant source of education and entertainment. Ôeven when told that he had terminal cancer, Logan never lost his sense of humor or perspective. Death was just another phase of life that he had yet to explore. In that, he was consistent to the end,ö family members said. Ôhe was much beloved by his family and we will miss him very much,ö family members added. Garnett is survived by his wife, Iva Rodgers Garnett, whom he married June 20, 2001; two daughters, Gay Greene and husband, Larry, of San Antonio and Lisa Chiono of Dallas; two sons, Craig Garnett and wife, Melissa, and Jeff Garnett, all of Uvalde; a sister, Ruth Sharpe of Checotah, Okla.; five grandchildren, Robert Greene, Marco Chiono, Gabriella Chiono, Logan Garnett and Madeline Turner and husband, Thomas; and one great-grandson, Thomas Rice Turner. Garnett is also survived by two step-daughters, Debbie Jackson of College Station and Susan Dilan and husband, Hector, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; one step-son, Jamie Rodgers and wife, Carol, of Gulfport, Miss.; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hugh B. Garnett of Altus; and two sisters, Lela Jean Engleman of Clinton, Okla., and Marjorie Mcaskill of Altus.
Gill, Leon Lamar 1941 JC
Glass, 1LT James Howard, USA 1941 JC ~ 20-Jun-1944  – WWII-Killed in action in Normandy on 20 June 1944.
Grantham, Donald J. 1941 JC ~ 28-Jul-2012 June 5, 1920 – July 28, 2012 Donald J. Grantham, 92, of Duncan, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Duncan. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 1 at First Christian Church with the Rev. Arnold Nelson officiating assisted by the Rev. Jennifer Steil. Interment will follow in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Don was born June 5, 1920 in Houston, Texas. His parents were Jesse Beeson and Lena Eva Pierce Grantham. He attended New Mexico Military Academy in Roswell and after graduating he went on to earn a bacheloræs Degree in Finance from the University of Oklahoma. He served his country as a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corp during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater, making several island landings. In his youth he took up boxing, and later won the New Mexico Golden Gloves Championship and also boxed for the Marine Corp. He later became and avid golfer and played the game his whole life. After the War, he returned to Duncan and married Patricia L. Lewis on Oct. 10, 1946. Don owned and operated Don Grantham Funeral Home retiring in 1982. Don is survived by his wife Pat, of the home; three sons, Donald J. Grantham Jr. And his wife Suzy of Austin, Texas, Jimmy Grantham and wife Debbie of Duncan, and Mike Grantham and wife Nancy also of Duncan. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Ellen Grantham, Mark Grantham and wife Kim, Ben Grantham, Matt Grantham and wife Abby, J.J. Grantham and wife Sally, Abby Grantham and Ryan Grantham; five great-grandchildren, Chloe Grantham, Riggs Grantham, Gavan Grantham, Bo Grantham, and Will Grantham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beeson and Lena. Pall bearers will be C.H. Barnes, Karl Jacobs, Tom Ellis, Mike Fiorillo, John Cornwell, Elmer Humphreys and Mike Elliott. Honorary bearers will be John Speice, Bill Wetzel, Bill Shelton, Rufie Benson, Dale Whipple, Kyndall Hale, Wade Williams, Kathy Rogers and all his golf buddies.
Green, Taylor C. 1941 JC ~ 01-Sep-1980
Grimmett, Robert S. 1941 JC ~ 06-May-2008  86, went home to join our Lord on May 6, 2008 after a brave battle with Leukemia. He is preceded in death by parents O.B. and Nina and sister Mary Louise Buckley. He was born on January 19, 1922 in Marlowe, Oklahoma. He attended Altus High School and New Mexico Military Institute where he lettered in football. Upon graduation from NMMI the United States Army ordered him to duty on July 4, 1942. On September 27, 1942 he married the love of his life, Jane. He was assigned to the 88th Division. He was deployed to the European front in October 1943 to the 1st Army serving under General George Patton. He fought bravely for the United States in Northern Africa, Italy and Southern Germany. During his service he rose to the rank of Captain and was awarded many medals including three Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and the Army Distinguished Service medal among others. After discharge from the Army in 1945 he and Jane returned to Altus. He worked for Rockwell International for 35 years. In 1955 the family moved to Houston. He was an avid golfer, scratch handicap and a member at River Plantation Country Club for many years where he served as President of the Men’s Golf Association. In retirement he and Jane lived in Horseshoe Bay, Berry Creek and Sun City before returning to Houston to be closer to their family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Jane; children Karen Timson, Virginia (Gina) White and husband Justin; Bobby and wife Jenny; grandchildren Justin White, IV, Robby White and wife Krista, Chad White and wife Sherry, Ryan White and wife Ja’Net, Garrett Grimmett, Krista Grimmett; great-grandchildren Justin V, Hayden, Lauren, Walker, Chad Jr., Mason and Gage; and many friends.
Guleke, James S. 1941 JC
Hall, LCDR James F., USN (Ret) 1941 HS
Hall, William C. 1941 JC ~ 20-Jun-1947
Hamilton, James L., Jr. 1941 HS
Hansen, Jack H. 1941 HS
Harlocker, Frank R. 1941 JC
Harris, 1LT Donald B., USA 1941 JC  – WWII-Killed in service in a plane crash near Biggs Field, TX, on 23 March 1944.
Harris, Monroe, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 17-Nov-2011
Hartman, Ralph E. 1941 JC
Harvey, Alfred D., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 10-Apr-2012
Hatfield, William H., Jr. 1941 JC
Hauseman, Dean M., Jr. 1941 HS ~ 29-May-1991
Heard, Samuel R. 1941 JC ~ 01-Aug-1991
Heath, Charles H. 1941 HS ~ 11-Mar-2015 passed away peacefully March 11, 2015, surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 10, 1923, to Frank and Mary Effie (Church) Heath. He grew up in Coos Bay and graduated from Marshfield High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a rifleman in the 357th regiment of the 90th Division. He was proud to be a “Tough Ombre” (T-0 Division) who survived landing on Utah Beach on D-Day. He earned the Bronze Star for his service in WWII. Charles married Doris Neher in December of 1945. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before Doris’s passing in 2006. He graduated from the University of Washington and was a fanatic Huskies Football fan. He always wore the Huskies colors and jousted Beavers and Ducks fans. Charles made his career as a salesman for Tidewater Oil and later for A. Walt Runglin, Co., retiring as Vice President of Sales after 23 years. After retirement, Chuck volunteered at Providence Portland Medical Center for many years. This was a job he enjoyed and was very proud of. He had a keen wit about him that everyone grew to love. He was fierce, independent and lived his life to the fullest on his own terms. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; and sister, Eadith Atkinson. He is survived by his daughters, Kathi King and Linda (Mike) Sterling; grandchildren, Nicolle (Toby) Deering and Michael King; and four great-grandchildren.
Henry, Albert P., Jr. 1941 HS ~ 07-Feb-1990
Higgs, Paul Browning, Jr. 1941 JC
Hobbs, V. Lyndon 1941 JC ~ 04-Sep-1996
Hoover, CAPT William H., USN (Ret) 1941 HS ~ 07-Dec-2005
Hopkins, Berne Hudson 1941 JC
Horner, Albert, Jr. 1941 HS
Hoyt, Dr. Charles Peterson 1941 JC ~ 08-Dec-1998
Hueter, LT Robert Claus, USN (Ret) 1941 HS ~ 18-Apr-2013 died April 18, 2013. He was born Dec. 22, 1922. He was a 20-year resident of Napa. He is survived by his wife, Carol Bellmore Hueter of Napa, and daughter, Wendy Hueter Bates of Concord, Calif. Robert Hueter was a graduate of Pomona College and Kings Point Military Academy, where he then served as a third mate in the Merchant Marine from 1942 to 1946. He was a 60-year alumnus of the Merchant Marine Academy Alumni of 1944.
Humphrey, George Fretz 1941 JC ~ 02-Jan-2007 84, of Phoenix, passed away January 2, 2007, after a long illness. Born in 1922 in Milan, NH, he grew up and was schooled in Vevey, Switzerland, where his father, Elliott Jack Humphrey, a geneticist and one of the founders of The Seeing Eye, was developing techniques to train guide dogs for the blind. Living on the shores of Lake Geneva, and surrounded by German Shepherds, young George developed a lifelong love for nature and animals. In 1933, a branch of The Seeing Eye was established in Morristown, NJ, and the Humphreys returned to America. After graduating from Morristown High School, Humphrey attended New Mexico Military Institute and in 1943 received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Humphrey served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers during World War II, stationed in Iceland from 1943 to 1945. He moved to Phoenix in 1946, attracted by the growing aviation industry. During a 35-year career with American Airlines, he occupied several managerial posts in reservations and passenger services. While working at American Airlines, George met his future wife Patricia, a ticket agent and private pilot. They were married in February 1948, and had two daughters, Sue of Austin, TX, and Mary Lou of New York City. Humphrey traveled the world with his family, and dedicated himself to education and community affairs. He was elected to the Madison District School Board from 1962-1967, serving one year as President, and later was appointed for several years to the Camelback East Village Planning Committee. An avid sports fan, he worked as a football referee in Phoenix and, in retirement, was an academic advisor to student-athletes at Camelback High School. Photography remained his lifelong hobby. Cactus flowers and zoo animals are my favorite subjects, he wrote recently. One clearly sees the stages of life through their continual change. I want to remember, and photography enables me to capture, points in time that will not return.
Humphrey, Robert Allen 1941 HS
Hunn, Robert Madison 1941 JC
Hunt, Dr. Frank William, Jr. 1941 JC
Ilfeld, Robert Max 1941 HS ~ 26-Apr-2008 born January 25, 1926, passed away on April 26, 2008. Son of Max and Bertha Rosenau Ilfeld, and a member of one of New Mexico’s most illustrious pioneer families, Bob grew up primarily in Taos, New Mexico. He attended Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994 with a degree in nuclear physics. Drafted into the army that same year, he was sent to Los Alamos to work on top-secret projects as a young physicist. Upon release from the service, Bob attended graduate school at California Institute of Technology, earning his Master’s degree in nuclear physics. At the start of his professional career, Bob worked on a variety of projects with General Electric in New York. He was then called to manage a family business in Jackson, Michigan. As president of the company, Quick Industries, he converted the focus from metallurgy to plastic extrusions and expanded the business from one plant to six, located throughout the Midwest. While at Quick, he was sponsored to return to MIT as a Sloan Fellow, earning an MSM degree from the Sloan School of Business. After a few more years with Quick Plastics, the opportunity arose for him to return to MIT as an Associate Director for Executive Programs at Sloan. He moved from there to Minneapolis, then Seattle, to work for a small conglomerate, as Director of Operations Analyses, helping to buy, sell, and manage several divisions. At age 53, Bob retired and returned to New Mexico to be near his parents and replant his roots in New Mexican soil. Retirement lasted only three months, when he became a Financial Consultant for Dean Witter Reynolds Company, now Morgan Stanley. Retiring in 2007 as Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant, after more than 28 years in the business, he considered brokering to be the most enjoyable and challenging of his diverse careers. In 1999, Bob married Pearl Thompson and they traveled together extensively. Bob enjoyed travel, and meeting new people. He played bridge avidly from an early age, earning Life Master Status. Golf was another passion, which he enjoyed both for the sport itself and for golfing friendships. Showing his lively sense of humor, he said in his last days, “”I am Bob Ilfeld and I approve this message.”” In addition to his devoted wife Pearl, Bob is survived by his sister, Florence Beier and her husband Rolf; his children, Rick Ilfeld and wife Betsy, Kathy Stillings, Marty Ronish and husband Ed, Ellen Ilfeld and her partner Judith Evans, and step-daughter Marsha Schumacher and husband Kent. Bob is survived by two grandchildren, Mark and Bonnie Ronish, as well as four step-grandchildren; Mark Thompson, Ben Thompson, Krissy Zikkos, and Michelle Lardizibal, and their children. Bob will be remembered for his gifts of love and generosity to his family, his friends, colleagues and clients, and for his fortitude and courage in meeting his life’s last challenges.
Inks, LTC James Moss, USAF (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 31-Jan-2004 , 82, passed away early Saturday morning January 31, 2004, after an extended illness. Jim was born in Llano, Texas, on November 9, 1921, to Myrtle Moss Inks and Roy B. Inks. He attended Llano schools, graduating from Llano High School in 1939. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute in 1941, he attended the University of Texas and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After Pearl Harbor, Jim volunteered for military service. He became a Second Lieutenant navigator and was assigned to a B-24 group which entered combat from a base in Italy. On a bombing mission, Jim’s plane was damaged and the crew had to bail out over Yugoslavia. For 11 months, he and the crew evaded capture by the Germans. Jim kept a diary during his stay in Yugoslavia and later wrote a book about his experiences entitled “Eight Bailed Out’. Upon his return to the U.S., Jim married Elsie Cloud Young and they had two children, Roy B. Inks, II, and Suzanne Inks. After WWII, Jim earned his pilot’s wings and flew missions throughout the U.S. When the Korean War broke out, Jim flew the first C119 to cross the Pacific Ocean. Jim flew combat paradrops, the Inchon Invasion, and the evacuation of the Marines from the Chosen Reservoir where he and his crewmates were the first to ever drop a bridge from an airplane. His service record shows 43 combat missions and 225 combat hours during WWII and 92 combat missions and 423 combat hours during Korea. He was awarded 21 medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart. He retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Col. in 1962 and returned to Llano to begin ranching on land he inherited from his mother. He became a successful ranch realtor and married Marie Rushing. Like his dad before him, Jim was active in many civic organizations. He served as President of the Hill Country Livestock Association, President of the Llano Area Industrial Foundation, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Llano Golf Association. He also served on the Board of Operation Orphans and was Director of the Exotic Wildlife Association. He was a long time member of the Lion’s Club and the Grace Episcopal Church. Jim is survived by his long time companion Sandra Staedtler, Marie Inks, his sister Mildred Inks Dalrymple, his son Roy B. Inks, II, and daughters Suzanne Toombs and Annemarie Hartwig, his step-son John Young, four grandchildren, two step- grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and nieces and nephews. 
Irwin, Stewart Mitchell 1941 JC ~ 21-Dec-2002 Mitch was born in Casper, Wyoming, to Carrie Mae (Mitchell) and Joseph Stewart Irwin, and was raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After graduating from high school in Calgary, Mitch attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell after which he entered the University of Washington in Seattle. After serving in the Air Corps he returned to the University of Washington, completed his education and was recruited by Standard Oil of California (Chevron) from which he retired in 1982. While with Chevron he spent three years in Saudi Arabia as a drilling superintendent for ARAMCO. Mitch entered the U.S. Army Infantry in 1942, but subsequently qualified for Officers Training and received the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He transferred to the Army Air Corps as a navigator and radar operator. He was assigned to the 13th Air Force and flew 42 combat missions in the South West Pacific. He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Mitch was a longtime member of the American Petroleum Institute and Petroleum Production Pioneers of California. Mitch was a very talented musician. He played the piano with a very special touch that few people have but was much appreciated by many. Mitch was predeceased by his parents. Mitch was a loving and very kind man and leaves to share their memories of him, his wife of 34 years Emma Lee; his daughter, Jordan Fabish; granddaughters, Heather Stevens, Jill Smalley, Gwendolyn Fabish; great-grandson, Connor Stevens of Long Beach; and his stepson, Dennis Clinton of Ridgecrest. He is also survived by his brother, Joe Irwin and sister, Aileen Shier of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and his sister, Carol Grant of San Simeon, California. 
Jackson, William Monroe, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Jul-1977
Johnson, Dale Harlan 1941 JC ~ 16-Mar-2016  passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the age of 94. The son of Elsie Skoog Johnson and Byrle Whitehorn Johnson, he was born into a family of musicians in Clovis, New Mexico, on August 4, 1921. He married “a beautiful Oklahoma girl”, Velda Hilton, on May 30, 1952, in Lubbock. Dale graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1941, and moved to Washington D.C. to work as an aide to New Mexico Senator Carl Hatch. He attended George Washington University in the evening while working at the Senate during the day. He pledged Sigma Nu and said he had a great time until Pearl Harbor. He served in the European Theatre during WWII and was on hand for the liberation of both Paris and Dachau. After the war, he received his Bachelors degree in Business in 1947 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1950 from the University of Texas. He practiced law with McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson, LLP from the time of his admission to the Bar in 1950 until December 1995, when he retired and became “of counsel” to the firm. He was licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the States of Texas and New Mexico; the U.S. Court of Civil Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States. He played a vital role in the development of both the electric and telephone cooperatives in Texas and was awarded the Distinguished Senior Lawyer Award by the Lubbock County Bar Association in both 1997 and in 2012. Dale was active in the First Presbyterian Church and was very proud of his role in bringing a pipe organ to the church. Among other civic duties, he was on the Board of Directors of the Texas Tech Medical School Foundation and was a past president of the Lubbock Downtown Kiwanis Club. Dale is survived by his daughter, Jan Johnson Collett, his son-in-law, Tom Collett, and his two granddaughters, Casey and Lindsey Collett. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Velda, after 57 years of marriage. The family expresses their gratitude and great appreciation to Dale’s wonderful caregivers: Mary Rangel, Ofelia Flores, Agurora Perales, Anita Sanchez, and Martha McGee.
Jones, Albert Claude “Ace”, II 1941 HS ~ 11-Oct-2007  age 84, passed away on October 11, 2007 at his home in Sedona. Ace was born in Superior, Arizona on May 31, 1923, to Robert Taylor and Elon Armstrong Jones. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathryn Carolyn (Casey). Ace graduated from the Roswell New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Naval Academy. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and in the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1953. Ace and wife Avery raised their family in Phoenix, where he enjoyed a long career with Motorola in the Government Electronics Division. In 1986, he and Avery moved from Scottsdale to Sedona. Ace was a proud member of the One Barrel Oil Company, the Sedona 30, and active in establishing the Sedona Medical Center. He was an accomplished sailor (he even built his own boat!) A talented dancer, sculptor, storyteller and singer. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father and friend. He will be deeply missed. Ace is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Avery, their three children: Gale West (Jim), Patty McKinstry (Bruce) and Bob Jones (Kris), grandchildren Bo Davis and Jamie Salsbury (Chad), great granddaughter Bella Rae Salsbury, and nieces Elon McLaughlin and Roberta Graham.
Jones, Richard Slaton 1941 JC ~ 10-Sep-2009
Kaiser, Franck H. 1941 HS
Kane, Maurice Powers 1941 JC
Kennedy, John Edward 1941 HS
Kerrick, William Bertram 1941 JC
Kimble, William Charles 1941 JC ~ 03-Aug-2011 January 6, 1921-August 3, 2011 William Bill” Kimble was born in Bixby, OK, the son of Floyd C. Kimble and Retha Vide Stiltz Kimble. William “Bill” Kimble * The extended Kimble family moved to Douglas, AZ in 1921. Bill kimble’s grandfather Charles Chester Kimble invested in the ranching business and his four sons (Roy, JB, Floyd and Gus) continued to ranch for decades afterwards with F.C. and Gus operating ranches east of Douglas. Bill attended Clawson elementary school, Carlson grammar school and graduated from Douglas High School in the summer of 1938. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell NM and transferred to Stanford University. In 1941, he enlisted in the US Army for the duration of the war after Pearl Harbor. After basic training, he was assigned to the Army Air Corps Station in Port of Spain, Trinidad as a cryptographer and attained the rank of technical sergeant. He returned to the states and married his high school sweetheart Genevieve Louise Ford on April 23, 1945, who joined him at his last Army post in San Bernardino, CA. In 1946, they returned to Douglas, where Bill and his father formed the Kimble Cattle Company and ran several ranches, including the original property near Chiricahua, over the course of the next 30 years. Bill and his wife Louise had seven children between 1946 and 1963, all born in Douglas. He participated in the Douglas community as an member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, B.P.O.E., sheriff’s association., Apache, AZ, School Board, Whitewater Draw NRCD, American Legion, NRA member. He worked with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Agency to bring electricity to the San Simon valley. He was a strong advocate and supporter of the establishment of Cochise College near Douglas. There are many fond memories of holidays spent on the ranch and in Douglas with the extended family, particularly his nieces and nephews of the Deen, Wagner and Brady families. He is survived by his widow Louise Kimble, her sister Mary Ellen Ford of San Francisco, CA, and seven children: Melinda Kimble (James Phippard) of Washington, D.C., Bill Kimble Jr. (Michele) of Apache, AZ. And Rodeo, NM, Sue Krentz (Rob) of Apache, AZ, Melissa Strahl (Stuart) of Clarendon Hills, IL, Marguerite (Lily) Percell (Mark) of Phoenix, AZ. Jon Kimble (Laura Cullen) of Fresno, CA. And Steve Kimble (Josie) of San Diego, CA. In addition there are thirteen grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Elizabeth Kimble Wagner (Betty) and Margaret Kimble Deen (Peggy). 
King, COL William Porter, USA (Ret) 1941 JC
Knapp, Dr. Robert D., Jr. 1941 JC
Kobbe, COL Eric, USA (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 16-Oct-2013  died on October 16, 2013 at the age of 91. He would have turned 92 on December 14, 2013. He was the fifth generation of Army Officers in his family. Col. Kobbe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 14, 1921. He lived on Army Posts with his mother and father throughout the United States. He entered the Service from California as a Cavalry Officer in 1941. Col. Kobbe served in the Italian Campaign in World War II and in the Korean War. Some of his military awards include the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, two Bronze Star Medals (one with “V” device for Valor,) Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. Col. Kobbe retired from the Army in 1970. Col. Kobbe is survived by a son, Col. Michael Kobbe of Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Christine Allin of Leavenworth, Kan.; and four grandchildren.
Kopman, LT Joseph William, USN 1941 JC – WWII-Killed in action, died of wounds or lost life as result by operational movements in the war zones. Per the Michigan State Summary of War Casualties compiled in May 1946.
Kreger, Donald L. 1941 HS ~ 28-Oct-2010
Lakin, Charles Austin 1941 JC ~ 29-Jun-2013 A Life Lived Close to the Land June 11, 1921 – June 29, 2013 Regardless of what his birth certificate says Chuck Lakin was an Arizona native, although technically his birthplace is Fort Scott, Kansas. In 1921, when Chuck was just 6 months old, his parents, Lloyd and Ethel Lakin, packed up their family and headed west. His father and a business partner, George Peter, bought a ranch in Kingman and the Cross U Ranch northwest of Prescott. This is where Chuck learned to love good horses and the ranching life. They also bought some land west of Phoenix near the Gila River for duck hunting. This land would later become the main farm and ranch of the Lakin Cattle Company. Chuck attended Emerson Elementary School, Phoenix Union High School, New Mexico Military Institute and the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. In 1943, just a few units short of graduation, he enlisted into the Army (63 years later he earned his diploma!). With his love of horses, it was only natural that he wound up as a platoon leader and instructor in the Cavalry. Chuck’s military outfit was sent to Burma as part of the Mars Task Force to finish-up where Merrill’s Marauders had left off. This opened up the Burma Road so supplies could be hauled into Kunming, China. While he was there, he organized possibly the first rodeo in China. During his service, Chuck was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation for his service. Following his discharge in 1945 he worked for the Lakin Cattle Company. His job was managing the cattle operation at the Cross U Ranch near Prescott as well as the Phoenix feedlot. He also started raising and training Quarter Horses. Committed to the horse industry, he served on many associations’ boards and committees. He was past president of the Arizona Quarter Horse Breeders Association and a life member and honorary vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association. He was recently inducted into the Arizona Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame. In the 1960’s, Chuck began pioneering a pelletized feed for cattle. As part of this process he was faced with the challenge of designing and building the pellet mill. Chuck discovered, by accident, that the pellets made an excellent horse feed. Today the horse feed is sold in several states as well as overseas. For over 50 years the family corporation has and will continue to operate the Lakin Milling Company, a highly successful feed business. Chuck was a life member and past president of the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Posse; founder and past president of the Estrella Rotary Club; a director of the Arizona Horsemen’s Association; past president of University of Arizona Agriculture “100” Council; member of Arizona Farm Bureau Federation; Board Member of Arizona National Livestock Show; Arizona Agribusiness Council; past chairman of Arizona Cattle Feeders Association. In addition to being known for his integrity as a businessman, Chuck was also known for his sense of humor. He wrote and recited cowboy poetry and was a great storyteller. He loved to share the accounts of the adventures and misadventures of his life. He was a much admired and respected man. Chuck passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by Maxine, his loving wife of 67 years, his 4 daughters, Linda McCann (Jim), Charlene Bergland (Eric), Sally Lindsay (Don), Patty Carroll (Larry), 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Lakin, Charles Edgar 1941 JC
Lancaster, Jack Aiken, II 1941 JC ~ 24-Jul-2013 February 03, 1921 – July 24, 2013 Jack A. Lancaster “Bud” passed away July 24, 2013 in the California State Veteran Home – Yountville, California at the age of 92. Jack was born in Bakersfield, California to Nello “Mike” and Mammie Lancaster. He attended school in Bakersfield graduating in 1939. He then went on to the New Mexico Military Institute before attending University of California Hasting’s School of Law. While at the New Mexico Military Institute he competed in Golden Gloves Boxing, winning titles in New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. In January of 1944 Jack entered the military where he became a B – 17 pilot and instructor in World War II. Upon leaving the military Jack held various jobs including working for Kern County and the Federal Government in Germany. On March 31, 1945 Jack was united in marriage to Joy Salcido/Saulle. He is survived by his 3 sons, Mark and wife Kay of Atwater, Jack II of Bakersfield, and Paul of Chicago, Illinois along with 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Joy, a sister Mayme and brother-in-law.
Lang, Stuart 1941 JC ~ 19-Apr-2011
Larrabee, Charles M. F. 1941 JC ~ 01-May-1979
Lee, Marion Stanley 1941 HS ~ 01-Dec-2011 August 1, 1923 – December 1, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Marion Stanley Lee died on December 1, 2011 at the age of 88.Stanley was born August 1, 1923 in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Robert Whitfield (Whitt) Lee and Bessie Leona (Bess) Hammack. The family moved to Oklahoma City in 1932 when his father started Lee Way Stages, a bus line which evolved into Lee Way Motor Freight. Stanley attended Edgemere Elementary School, Gatewood Elementary School, Taft Jr. High, Classen High School and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he joined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. His education was interrupted by WW II, as he was called into active duty. Stanley served in the European Theatre of WW II as a reconnaissance pilot for General Patton. He flew a small scout plane through the clouds, the fog and the snow over German lines during the Battle of the Bulge. He said that was much better than working with the mules in Italy, where he was first stationed. Stanley and his group of L-4 pilots were the first to land in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, where he celebrated, with the local people, General Patton’s arrival and the end of the war. Like most in his generation, he rarely spoke of his time in WW II, but focused on the future. Stanley returned home to Oklahoma City to his beloved wife, Jerry, and his son, Whitt. At this time he joined his father and brother at Lee Way Motor Freight, first serving as Vice President and then as President, where he helped Lee Way grow and become one of the largest LTL trucking companies in the U.S. After Lee Way’s sale to Pepsico, Stanley formed an investment company and voluntarily began to oversee some of the extended family interests – including the original Lee family and Hammack homesteads near Hammon, Oklahoma, and the Dr. Pepper Bottling and Distribution Company in Elk City, Oklahoma.He was active in the cultural community of Oklahoma City his entire life. He was involved in and a founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, President of the YMCA Board for five years, on the Board of Allied Arts, the Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Young Presidents Organization, the Rotary Club, the Committee of 25 in Rancho Mirage, the Fortune Club, the Masonic Lodge Royal Order of Jester, and the Queensbury Club, as well as serving on Boards of two local banks. He was a patron of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and belonged to the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club; the Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.Stanley was always upbeat. He had a great smile, a twinkle in his eyes, and those who knew him commented on his charm, his warmth, and his interest in them. He was a people person. He was a true Gentleman, and the Patriarch of the family. He was devoted to his wife, Jerry. He loved his family and extended family; he was always supportive, and they could always count on him for help or support – no matter the reason. He was an avid golfer and traveled extensively with Jerry. He loved going to Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, which he did for over 60 years, where he taught his children and grandchildren how to catch a fish and how to ride a horse. He spent the winter in Palm Springs, California. But he liked coming home to Oklahoma City the best.Stanley was preceded in death by his father, R.W. (Whitt) Lee; his mother, Bessie Lee; his loving wife of 63 years, Geraldine C. (Jerry) Lee; his sister, Betty Lou Upsher; his brother, Robert E. Lee; and his grandson, Tobias Botkin Lee. He is survived by his sons: S. Whitfield (Whitt) Lee, and wife, Chris, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Larry K. Lee, and wife, Debby, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Richard C. Lee, and wife, Chava, of Juneau, Alaska; his daughter, Claudia Lee Foster, and husband, John, of Bozeman, Montana; his 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, and his 21 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.The family would also like to express their appreciation and thanks to the wonderful people at Lee Investments who worked with Stanley over all the years and who helped him in business and with his family, to Judith Nwoka, Dr. Ron White and all the friends and Care Givers who gave their support and care.
Lefevre, Loui Beauman 1941 JC ~ 07-Sep-2002
Leonard, Barney E. 1941 JC ~ 14-Feb-2009 passed away peacefully Saturday night, February 14, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Graciela Franco de Leonard; his sons, Burt and Kevin; and his daughter, Elizabeth Bradley. Barney, who was born in Lordsburg, NM, spent much of his life in Mexico; he was raised in Cananea, Sonora, and worked his entire adult life in various parts of Mexico. When Barney retired from Industrial Minera Mexico (IMSA, now Grupo Mexico) in 1982, he and Graciela moved from San Martin, Zacatecas to Tucson. In spite of the fact he worked in the mining industry for so many years, Barney was a consummate cowpoke, having worked, early on, as a cowboy in Mexico, he later studied Animal Husbandry at the University of Arizona. Even though he took a job as a Shift Boss in the Mill Department, and worked his way through the ranks to Unit Manager, he always stayed involved in ranching. When he had a ranch near Sombrerete, Zacatecas, he introduced the Angus breed to the region. Barney lived a long, productive life, and helped many people along the way…he will be sorely missed.
Lewis, George K. 1941 HS ~ 05-Nov-2013
Lobit, COL James Compton, USA (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 12-Feb-1988
Lowe, Odell L. 1941 HS ~ 25-Nov-2014
Loy, Elliott Carothers 1941 JC ~ 21-Aug-2005 ., age 83, passed away on August 14th. A native of Houston, Elliott was a career home builder and developer here. He had been an outstanding athlete at San Jacinto High School and was an all-area end in football. He went on to prep at New Mexico Military Institute, where his javelin record is still the state record. After preparatory school, he entered The United States Military Academy at West Point where he captained the Plebe football squad, and while only a freshman became the intramural heavyweight boxing champion. World War II saw Elliott become a highly decorated B-24 pilot in the South Pacific. He captained 42 bombing missions. On one mission in 1944, his aircraft had all controls shot out and one operative engine remaining; he flew his entire crew back to base safely. Upon his return from the Army Air Corp, he played end on the very first University of Houston football team. He later became a local golfing legend, winning the Houston Open as Low Amateur; in one round he shot a 63. Referred to locally as The Big Lefthander, he was the first person to shoot a 59 at the old Memorial Golf Course. He also won the Texas long drive contest, in his street shoes. He became international when he reached the Left-handed Golfing World Championship finals three times, winning twice, and losing once to Bob Charles. Mr. Loy is survived by his daughter, Linda Morris-Brogan of Houston; son, Elliott C. Raggy Loy of Rockport; son, Craig G. Loy also of Houston; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Babe Hewitt of Houston and Emily Halton of Austin. Mr. Loy was preceded in death by his second wife Kathy. He felt like a Father to his second wife’s three daughters: Terry Heinrich of Tomball, Pamela Laycock-Woolsey of Houston, & Kathy Smith of Florida.
Luck, William Austen 1941 JC
Lyons, Robert Bass 1941 JC ~ 29-Jul-2013  92, passed away on Monday, July 29 in Colorado Springs. He was born in Ordway to Harry & Marie Lyons. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Zola B. Lyons. He was a devoted father of Jim (Peggy), Bill (Linda), Stan (Kitty), and Pat (Paul), Grandfather of Toni (Sam), Great-Grandfather of Grace. He was preceded in death by his sister Martha Frentzen. Upon graduating from New Mexico Military Institute, he attended the University of Illinois. In 1944 he served in the Army in the South Pacific as a tank commander. After the war he opened a home decorating center in Rocky Ford while continuing to serve his country as a member of the National Guard. In 1969 the family moved to Colorado Springs where he assumed a position of Lease Manager with Williams Chevrolet. Over the years Bob and Zola have traveled extensively to destinations all over the world. Owning a mobile home they were able to travel from Alaska to the Florida Keys and points in between. Being an avid outdoors man he loved skiing, boating and fishing. He will be deeply missed.
Magill, Dr. James E., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Oct-2007
Maloof, George J. 1941 HS ~ 29-Nov-1980
Marchbanks, John H. 1941 JC ~ 22-Nov-2002 passed away on Friday, November 22, 2002 at a local hospital. Born September 30, 1922, he was the son of Cora and John Holford Marchbanks, Sr., early pioneer residents of the Lower Valley of El Paso, who preceded him in death several years go. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, Kemper Military Institute and Texas A&M University. While a student at Texas A&M he was recruited to serve in the United States Army during World War II, assigned to a U.S. Marines unit in the Pacific Theater of War, serving in the battles of Leyte and Okinawa. He received military honors, including the Purple Heart. After the war he resumed studies at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin. Upon the death of his father, John H. Marchbanks, Sr. in 1957 he assumed the duties of managing the family farming and ranching interests in the Fabens area. He is survived by his sister, Frances Marchbanks St. Clair (Mrs. Halbert G. St. Clair) of El Paso, a niece, Kay Patten Beasley and her husband, Robert McNeil Beasley of the Woodlands, Texas, great niece Kendall Beasley Goetzinger and her husband Thomas Charles Goetzinger of the Woodlands, Texas, and their children, Brittany, Corinne, and Dalton Goetzinger; great nephew Robert McNeil Beasley II, his wife Leslie Conner Beasley of Austin, Texas, and their children Conner, Kyle, and Luke Beasley. 
Martin, Charles C., Jr. 1941 JC
Martin, Robert C. 1941 JC ~ 25-Jan-2004
Matchin, James E., Jr. 1939 HS-1941 JC ~ 04-Jul-1941
Matthews, Charles W. 1941 JC , of Midland passed away Thursday, November 3, 2005. Chuck was born November 7, 1930 in Roswell, NM. He graduated High School at New Mexico Military Institute in 1948. He attended NMSU, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in 1953. After marrying Patricia Hope, Chuck served in the US Infantry during the Korean Conflict, living in Ft. Smith, AK, Columbus, GA, Okinawa, Japan and Washington, D.C. He then spent 1957-2001 in Hobbs, NM as an accountant for New Mexico Electric Service Company and later CEO of Hobbs Gas Company alongside service for the College of the Southwest. Chuck married Kate Williams in 1985. He served as President of the Scarborough-Linebery Foundation and co-trustee for Thelma Webber Living Trust. Chuck is a former member of Hobbs Jaycees, and Lea Lions. He served on the American Heart Association Board, Lea County Indigent Board, Lea County Road Commission Advisory Board, Economic Development Corporation of Lea County, Maddox Foundation, CSW Foundation and various committees in Lea County. He was an avid NM history buff, appreciated a wicked story, a good cigar, and held hard-working people in high esteem. In 2001, Chuck moved to Midland where he became a founding member of the West Texas Aphasia Center adapting with courage and determination to his post-stroke life. Preceding Chuck in death are his second wife, Kate and his parents Charles and Mattie Jewel Freeland Matthews.Surviving him are his daughter, Kathryn Shelley of Midland, TX; stepson, Scott Williams and wife, Leslie, of Rockwall, TX; and stepdaughter, Christie Rich and husband, Leland Smith, of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are his sister, Betty Qualls and husband, Quinton, of Littleton, NC. Grandchildren include Zak and Rebecca Williams, Justin and Britton Rich. Nieces and nephews include Debbie Etheridge, Kimberly Morrow, Quinton Qualls Jr., and Jeff Qualls.
McCoy, Howard Wayne, Jr. 1941 HS ~ 01-Nov-1985
McGee, Robert H. 1941 JC
McKaskle, Harvey Alonzo 1941 JC ~ 24-Jan-1998
McKnight, Frank Gilliespie 1941 JC ~ 24-Apr-2011  passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was born in El Paso June 28, 1921, the son of Arthur Lanier and Frances Gillespie McKnight. He graduated from Austin High School, attended New Mexico Military Institute and was awarded a BBA degree by the University of Texas at Austin in 1942 where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He entered the United States Army in 1942, serving in England, Germany and Norway and was released in 1946 in the grade of Major. He was associated with Anderson, Clayton and Co., an international cotton firm, from 1947 until 1969, serving in Abilene, Texas, the company headquarters in Houston and completing his service as manager of the El Paso District with cotton gins and oil-seed crushing mills extending from eastern Arizona to Pecos Texas. In 1967 he was elected President of the Western Cotton Shippers Association and served as a Director of the American Cotton Shippers Association. In 1969 he received a Presidential appointment in the United States Department of Agriculture, where he served as the Department’s Associate General Sales Manager and later as the Secretary of the Commodity Credit Corporation, returning to El Paso in 1977. He was a member of Saint Francis on the Hills Anglican Church and served as a vestryman of the Church of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, Texas, Saint John’s Church, Mclean, Virginia and the Church of Saint Clement, El Paso. He served as a director of the El Paso Housing Authority and vice President of the El Paso Museum of Art Association and also as President of several organizations, including: the El Paso Tennis Club, El Paso County General Assistance Agency, El Paso County Historical Society, Friends of the El Paso Museum of Art, Caballeros Men’s Club and the Del Norte Chapter of the U.S. Cavalry Association. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sara Stevens McKnight, daughters Nancy McKnight Howell and husband, John of El Paso, Elizabeth McKnight Manning and husband, Terry of Austin, Texas and son, Steven Lanier McKnight 1967 HS-1969 JC of Dallas, Texas and nine grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
McKnight, Jack 1941 JC
McLeod, Boyd Brown 1941 JC
McMasters, Bernard E. 1941 JC ~ 13-Mar-2003
McNally, Carl Robert, Jr. 1941 JC
McWhorter, Robert L. 1941 JC
Miller, 1LT John S., USA 1941 HS  – WWII-Killed in action – officially declared dead as of 1 May 1943.
Miller, Robert John, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 17-Jul-2007
Milner, Louis Pyron, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 09-Nov-2011 Mr. Milner was born on October 26, 1921 and passed away November 9, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Elizabeth Andrews (Arie) Milner and Louis P. Milner, Sr. He was a 1939 graduate of Neville High School and graduated from New Mexico Military Ins., Jr. College in 1941. Mr. Milner served in the U. S. Army from 1941 until 1945. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Pauline (Polly) Breard Milner; children, Louis P. Milner III and wife Cindy of Anchorage, AK, Polly Ann Storms and husband Clifton Mark Storms of Covington, LA, Armand Breard Milner, Sr. And wife Theresa, and Nancy Catherine Messina and husband Anthony P. Messina, Jr.; brother-in-law, Armand E. Breard and wife Travis, all of Monroe; grandchildren, Christopher mcvay Storms and wife Dayna of Metairie, LA, Louis Armand Milner and wife Ida of Anchorage, AK, Sarah Elizabeth Messa and husband Scott T. Messa of Covington, LA, Mary Amanda Messina of Monroe, and Catherine Pauline (Polly) Meyers and husband Mark Allen Meyers of Fairhope, AL, Mary Elizabeth (Arie) Milner, Armand Breard (Bre) Milner, Jr. Of Monroe, Krystal (Krysti) Dupuy and husband Banyon of Lafayette, and Eric Lewis and wife Jill of Houston, TX; great grandchildren, Louis P. Milner IV of Anchorage, AK, Connor Christian Bagwell of Monroe, Scott T. Messa, Jr. And Leon Pyron Messa of Covington, LA, Pyron mckenzie Meyers, Nellie Coopers Meyers of Fairhope, AL, and Lyla Lewis of Houston, TX. Pallbearers will be Armand Breard Milner, Jr., Christopher mcvay Storms, Armand Chapman Breard, Dan Armand Breard II, Ernest Ricker Breard, John Kenneth Breard, and Thomas M. Hayes III. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James H. Shelton, Dr. Burchell Liles, Reneau G. Breard, Alden (Bill) Shotwell, Jr., and Jack Hendricks Breard, Jr.
Moller, Halbert 1941 HS ~ 30-Mar-2001
Monroe, Herman Theodore 1941 JC ~ 17-Sep-1991
Moore, John A. 1941 JC ~ 01-Apr-1975
Moritz, 1LT Charles R., USA 1941 HS – WWII-Killed in action in an airplane collision in England on 7 June 1944.
Morris, Charles W. 1941 JC ~ 23-Dec-1992
Morris, Herbert A. 1941 JC
Morrison, Vincent L. 1941 JC  – WWII-killed in service in a car accident at Crownpoint, NM, on 4 July 1941 as an ROTC Trainee.
Mosko, Marvin T. 1941 JC ~ 16-Apr-1995
Murphy, E. Palmer 1941 JC
Naylor, Roger A. 1941 JC
Neelon, Loren E. 1941 HS ~ 01-Jan-1972
Neuffer, Bruce H. 1941 HS ~ 01-Jan-1982
Nisbet, Grant A. 1941 JC ~ 26-Apr-2010  Long-time Palo Alto resident Died at his home in late April at the age of 87. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he was the only child of Helen Grant and Morton Andrew Nisbet. A self-described “rabble-rouser” growing up in Cheyenne, Grant embarked on a military career, attending the New Mexico Military Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1945, and served in the Pacific until the end of WWII. While stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, Grant met Elizabeth (Betty) Briggs on a blind date and after a brief wartime romance they married and relocated to California. After the war, Grant left the Navy, and he and Betty decided to settle permanently in Palo Alto where he attended Stanford University and raised their three children. He joined the ranks of Peninsula train commuters to San Francisco in the 1950s, working at Standard Oil, Matson Lines, and C&H Sugar companies. As the aerospace industry boomed in what was to become Silicon Valley, Grant worked at Lockheed Corporation for a decade until the industry recession and layoffs of the early 1970s. Grant’s true passion was pondering the essence of life which led him on a spiritual journey through many religious experiences and communities. He was passionate about prayer and the existence of God in his life and wanted very much to share the insights he had gained through his fervent search for the answers to his many questions. An engaging storyteller, Grant could surprise his family and friends with his wit and theatrics, famously taking the stage at his daughter Peggy’s wedding reception and crooning a Sinatra-style, “It Had To Be You” in a pale blue tuxedo. After his wife Betty’s death in 2005, Grant remained fiercely independent, engaging with a community of friends dedicated to healing and the spiritual path. A mild stroke in September did not deter him from his commitment to living actively on his own, neither has his death stilled his spirit or his quest in the hearts of his friends and children, Susan Briggs Nisbet, Grant Andrew Nisbet, Jr., and Peggy Nisbet Brown.
Nobles, Jack B. 1941 JC ~ 31-Mar-2005
Nold, Lt Col Ewell K., Jr., USAF (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 09-Jun-1999
O’Connell, Robert F. 1941 JC
Oglesby, Richard S. 1941 JC ~ 25-Mar-1989
O’Neal, James E. 1941 JC
Overholser, Col Earle L., Jr., USAF (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 23-Nov-2002
Oxenham, Edward H. 1941 JC ~ 13-Jan-2006 passed away at a local hospital in Pensacola on January 13, 2006. Born in Oak Park, IL, Edward attended both the New Mexico Military Institute and the Pasadena Playhouse. Edward served in the Army for three years and was a veteran of World War II. He acted in playhouses throughout California and was an Analyst for the Automobile Club of Southern California for 35 years. Above all, he was a family man, known to his family as “”Pappy””. A devoted husband to Ruth for 61 years, he was father to Randy; grandfather to Barbra, Brian, Gwendolyn and Nolan; and great-grandfather to Brian and Grace, Jake and Kate. In the hospital until the very last day, he squeezed his family’s hands and gave them smiles and kisses when their faces appeared at his side. To the end, he lived loyally and lovingly and will be missed by all. 
Pacheco, Leopoldo A., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 03-Sep-2013 passed away on 3 September 2013.  Pacheco graduated from NMMI in 1941, and eventually received his BA from Notre Dame University in 1943.  After graduating from Notre Dame, he was drafted and served in the infantry in World War II.  Pacheco entered the European theater, where he fought in France and Germany, arriving with the second invasion of Normandy in 1944.  He fought in the following campaigns: St. Malo, Luxembourg, Battle at the Hurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, and Rhineland.  He received the Bronze Star for valor in combat and the Purple Heart. He served through 1945 when Germany surrendered, a weary witness to that day of victory for the Allies.  Pacheco served as an elected County Commissioner for Lincoln County in 1971 and 1972.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elissa.  Thank you to Charles D. Huestis, USAR (Ret) 1948 HS for sending us the information.
Parker, Charles Wolcott, II 1941 HS ~ 01-Jul-1985
Parsons, Harold E. 1941 JC
Patterson, Robert M. 1941 JC ~ 10-May-1991
Patterson, LTC William D., (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 02-Apr-1990
Patton, James R., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 17-Feb-2015 was born Nov 25, 1921 in Miami, TX & died peacefully at home in Carefree, AZ on Feb. 17, 2015 with his wife Jackie Reisch at his bedside. Jim lived most of his life in New Mexico serving Dona Ana County as State Legislator & State Senator from 1957-1968. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute & New Mexico State University. He served in WW II & the Korean War retiring from the NM National Guard as lieutenant Colonel in 1981. Jim was a long time business owner & co-owner of four retail establishments. He was a gifted Commercial Interior Designer whose specialty was contract furnishings..
Payne, Felix G., Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Jul-1987
Peacock, Gerald H. 1941 HS ~ 01-Nov-1977
Pearson, Hubert Brice 1941 JC ~ 22-Oct-2009
Percy, LtCol James Gilbert, USMC (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 16-Sep-2015
Perkowski, Fred L. 1941 JC ~ 26-May-1997
Phillips, James W. 1941 HS
Phillips, Wayne Everett, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 15-May-2011 Wayne Everett Phillips, 89, died May 15, 2011, at his ranch home in Keating Valley. There will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. June 18 at the family ranch in Keating Valley. Wayne was born on April 30, 1922, on the family ranch at Keating to Wayne Everett Phillips and Ara V. Chisum Phillips. His mother was from the old John S. Chisum Ranch outside of Roswell, NM. He spent his early years learning the cattle and sheep business. After graduating from Baker High School in 1939, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell. He was there for two years and then graduated from the University of Oregon in 1943. Wayne served in the U.S. Army as a machine gunner during World War II. He was in the first division that landed on Omaha Beach after traveling directly from the United States without staging in England. He was awarded the Purple Heart for severe wounds received from German artillery while attempting to cross the Rhine River on Nov. 19, 1944. Wayne was discharged from the service in 1946 and then married Janice Jordan. They built a house on the ranch in 1949. For the remainder of his life, he devoted himself to his family and ranching operation. Wayne was always interested in people from all walks of life and took time to visit with friends and strangers alike, continually sharing warmth and ideas, his family said. To satisfy his banking interests, he served for many years on the Productions Credit Association board as did his grandfather, Fred. He later served on the Federal Reserve System of the Western District. Wayne will be greatly missed by his family, and the many friends and acquaintances that he was so fond of, his family said. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Janice, of Keating Valley; son, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Paulette; grandson, Lee; granddaughter, Jocelyn, and her husband, Wes Price; and great-grandson, Ty.
Potter, LTC Elmer Wynn, Jr., USA (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 06-Mar-201189, Tampa, veteran of WWII, Korea & Vietnam died March 6, 2011.
Potter, Robert L. 1941 HS ~ 08-Nov-1991
Pullen, Philip Royol 1941 HS
Rabb, Joseph H. 1941 JC
Raber, Addison Roswell 1941 JC ~ 01-Aug-1986
Ravel, Allan Monroe 1941 HS
Rawlings, COL John William, Jr., USAF (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 11-Apr-2009 Air Force (Ret) Colonel John ‘Jack’ W. Rawlings, Jr., 87, of Under Mountain Road, a native of Las Animas, Colo., died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Born on June 8, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., he was the son of John William Rawlings, president of the First National Bank of Las Animas and Dorothy Hoag Rawlings. After having grown up on the plains of Eastern Colorado and the mountains of Southern Colorado, he attended New Mexico Military Institute for one year, followed by West Point for three years, graduating in June 1943. He earned his wings at Stewart Field, N.Y., and was then assigned to various bases for training: Mather, Calif., where he blew B-25’s; Roswell, NM., and Peyote, Texas, for B-17’s, and Clovis, NM, awaiting assignment for B-29’s. He was assigned to Great Bend, Kan., for B-29 training and after training he went to Kearney, NE, awaiting assignment overseas. He was transferred to Saipan, Micronesia, in the Pacific where he flew 35 combat missions against Japan during World War II. His next assignment was 15th Air Force Headquarters at Colorado Springs as an Intelligence Officer. He spent one year there and then went to Germany where he served as an Intell Officer and flew the A-26. At this time he participated in the Berlin Airlift, flying 45 missions. His next assignment was at Langley AFB, VA TAC HQ. During this time, he was sent to Korea for temporary duty, where he flew two combat missions during the war. Total combat hours came to 527. While at Langley, he was in charge of the flight section of C-47’s, B-25’s, P-51’s and T-6’s. He was then sent to Kirtland AFB, NM, as the TAC representative to the Air Force Special Weapons Center where he was involved with the development of the first of a new design series of nuclear weapons for tactical use. He returned to Langley AFB as the Assistant to the Commander Armament development division, advising the Lieutenant General anything related to MACE missile system. His next assignment was to serve as Commander of Joint Task Group Johnston Island, then as Commander of Bikini Atoll for the special cleanup of nuclear debris. Then assigned to Sandia Base, NM, as the JTF-8 Vice Commander in charge of the THOR missile testing and launch at Johnston Island. His last assignment was administrator for the Special Weapons Lab located on Sandia Base, NM. His military awards were: Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Asiatic/ Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Korea Service Medal, Medal for Humane Action, United Nations Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Army of Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He retired from the Air Force in 1972 after serving 33 years, and eventually moved to North Egremont, where he was active in the community, serving on the Finance Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals and was a volunteer fireman. Besides serving his country, his most rewarding moment was participating in the Berlin Airlift, supplying thousands of people with coal and other necessities. He leaves his wife, the former Cora Virginia Reed Beattie; a daughter, Madeline ‘Lynne’ and her husband, Fred Sjoquist, of Tucson, Ariz., and their three children; a son Lt. Col. (Ret) Stephen H. Rawlings and his wife, Beckie, of North Egremont, and their two children; a step-daughter, Kimberley C. Beattie of Sheffield, and a stepson, Jonathan E. Beattie of South Egremont, and a brother, Robert H. Rawlings. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Anne Bartholf, who died Nov. 15, 2003, and by his sister, Dorothy Nelson.
Read, Charles Cameron 1941 JC
Rice, William E. 1941 JC
Richardson, Sam S. 1941 JC ~ 30-Dec-1996
Rivers, William Howard, Jr. 1941 JC
Roberts, Douglas Graves 1941 JC
Rockwood, LTC Charles Ainsworth, III, USA (Ret) 1941 JC ~ 31-Jan-2011 89 JULY 7, 1921 – JAN. 31, 2011 Charles Ainsworth Chuck Rockwood III passed away from pneumonia on January 31, 2011, at Bloomington Hospital. Chuck was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Charles Ainsworth Rockwood II and Mabel Roach Rockwood. The family moved to Indianapolis when Chuck was 5 years old. He graduated from Short- ridge High School in 1939, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated from Indiana University in 1942, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Chuck joined the Army after attending ROTC at I.U. and was an Infantry Officer. He served with the Rainbow Division in Europe during WWII. His Army career included tours in Austria, Panama, Thailand and Vietnam. Chuck retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 21 years of service. Following his Army career, he worked in various administrative positions at Indiana University, retiring from I.U. in 1978. Subsequently, he became a real estate broker and a licensed Merchant Marine Captain. Chuck was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Jean Rockwood, and his brother Clyde Roach Rockwood. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Schavul Rockwood, of Bloomington; his four children, Lucy Rockwood Allen, of Colorado Springs, CO, Lynn oæharrow Wilson (Bob) of The Woodlands, TX, Charles Ainsworth Rockwood IV (Judy), of Hinesville, GA, and Clyde Jefferson Rockwood (Diana), of Jasper, TX; four stepchildren, Diane Matt (Carl Norbeck), of Denver, CO, Suzanne oæshea, of Carmel, IN, Robert Matt (Marsha), of Greenfield, IN, and Kay Fields (Rudy), of Bloomington, IN; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Rogers, Earle Harris 1941 JC ~ 27-Sep-2003
Romadka, LTC William Garvey, USA (Ret) 1941 JC died after a long illness at the Veterans Home in Retsil at age 81. Mr. Romadka was born in Milwaukee, Wis., to John and Margaret Romadka. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona. In 1942 he entered the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant in the Horse Cavalry, First Division. During World War II he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He served as a reserve officer and was recalled to active duty in 1969, serving his last assignment at the Presidio of San Francisco retiring as a lieutenant colonel with 30 years of decorated service. His marriage to Mary Jo Bradman ended in divorce. He married Dixie Milne in 1962. Mr. Romadka served as director of public relations, advertising and marketing for several financial institutions in northern California, then operated a boat yard in Santa Cruz, Calif. A love of boating brought the Romadkas to Port Townsend in 1978. Mr. Romadka was a member and past president of the Port Townsend Rotary Club and the Port Townsend Yacht Club. As a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, he served a term as senior warden. He wrote many articles for boating magazines and the weekly Leader, and was active in the Jefferson Historical Society. Survivors include his wife in Cape George; daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Kirk Torney of Kensington, Calif.; daughters Judy Attix of Oceanside, Calif., and Leslie Burke of Reno, Nev.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by brother John.
Rutherford, George Williams 1941 JC ~ 31-Aug-2008 Oct. 5, 1920 to August 31, 2008 Beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, Mr. G. Williams (Bill) Rutherford died on August 31, 2008, at his home in San Diego, surrounded by his family and friends. Born October 5, 1920, to Greta and Williams Rutherford in Deming, New Mexico, Mr. Rutherford spent his younger years moving throughout the West, living in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and for a short period of time in Chicago. In 1939, he entered New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) as a junior in high school, leaving there after one year of college in 1941. From NMMI, Mr. Rutherford and his mother traveled first to Los Angeles where he attended Art Center as a photography student, and then to San Diego where he qualified as a celestial navigator. He began work at Consolidated (later Convair) working in the factory for 35 cents an hour. He quickly joined the photographic unit and then Consairways, where he served as a navigator delivering planes to the troops in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1943, he married Anna Gwyn Foster Dearing of Coronado, California. After the War, Mr. Rutherford attended Stanford University, completing an AB in Economics and Accounting and a JD from the Stanford Law School in 17 quarters. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and passed the California Bar in 1950. Although he practiced law for a short time, his heart was in aviation. He joined Ryan Aeronautical in the legal department, but was almost immediately promoted to Assistant Controller, and then Manager of the newly formed Electronics Division. By 1964, he was promoted to Vice President and Assistant to the President of Ryan Aeronautical Company. Over the next five years, Mr. Rutherford took on increasing responsibility for Continental Motors and its subsidiaries (a corporation purchased by Ryan Aeronautical), commuting regularly to Detroit and other parts of the Midwest. In 1969, when Teledyne acquired Ryan Aeronautical, Mr. Rutherford was appointed Vice President and Group Executive of Teledyne Inc., responsible for up to 25 companies of the Teledyne Pacific Group. At his retirement in 1989, this sector of Teledyne produced sales of $1.4 billion from its aerospace, electronics and heavy manufacturing companies. Those who worked with him believed Mr. Rutherford to be a pioneer in the art of group management – a brilliant, creative and imaginative businessman who could coordinate disparate companies and produce profitable results year after year. He was well-known for his commitment to the people who worked for him, and was admired as a leader, a teacher, and an innovator. Many businessmen and women around the world considered Bill Rutherford their mentor and friend. His creative approach to problem solving, and his vision of excellence inspired all who had the privilege of his company. Apart from three years in Palos Verdes, the Rutherford family lived in San Diego, spending the last 50 years in Point Loma. Active on many boards, Mr. Rutherford chose to devote his time and talent to educational institutions, museums, and the Episcopal church. He was a generous benefactor setting aside gifts for scholarships, building campaigns, and new programs. These charities and schools included: Stanford University and the Stanford Law School, New Mexico Military Institute, The Bishop’s School (which all his children and half of his grandchildren attended), Church Divinity School of the Pacific, San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego Symphony, Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), Episcopal Community Services, the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and the Vestry of All Souls Episcopal Church in Point Loma. Among his many awards and achievements over the years, Mr. Rutherford was especially proud of his admission to practice law before the United States Supreme Court in 1962. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Visitors for Stanford Law School from 1980-1985, and as a trustee of the Board of The Bishop’s School from 1964 – 1987 (including many years as its President). For his service to many charities and schools, he was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1998. Mr. Rutherford is survived by his son, Dr. George Williams Rutherford III of Piedmont, CA, his daughter, the Rev. Amanda Rutherford May of San Diego, his stepdaughter, Mrs. Alexandra Waits of El Cajon, his grandchildren and great-grand-children. His wife of 60 years, Anna Gwyn Rutherford died in 2004, and his son Timothy Christopher Rutherford died in 2007.
Ryan, James Michael, Jr. 1941 JC
Sanders, CAPT Charles Clifton, USN (Ret) 1941 JC
Sauble, David Edward 1941 JC ~ 01-Feb-1985
Scarborough, John E. 1941 HS ~ 05-Apr-1991
Schoeb, Robert Warren 1941 JC
Schubach, Richard Henry “Dick” 1941 JC ~ 24-Sep-2002  Dick was born in Salt Lake City, the last of four children, to Molly Franklin and Henry Schubach. He received his early education in Salt Lake City and completed his secondary and junior college education at the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, New Mexico. Dick graduated from Roswell as an officer in the horse cavalry. He attended the University of Southern California prior to World War II. Dick served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He entered the war as a private and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1946. During the War he served as an artillery officer on the Gatun locks in Panama and later was assigned to the 11th Port Company on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. After the war Dick became a partner at Standard Optical, where he worked with his father and brother and later with his sons and grandsons. During his 45 years at Standard Optical he created and managed the photography division and from 1980 to 1990 was the company President and CEO. During his long career, Dick was President of the Retail Merchants Association, on the board of Westminster College, the Law Enforcement Planning Board, the Downtown Planning Association and was the President of the Board of Trustees of the Haven. Dick’s long involvement with the issues and concerns of Salt Lake City and the many friends he made in his advocacy for a vital downtown Salt Lake earned him the title of Mayor of Main Street. Dick married Catherine Murphy on January 21, 1948. He became the proud father of six children. His support and encouragement of academic and athletic excellence started with his children and became a lifetime project to help other children as well. He was one of the founding members of both the Cosgriff Elementary School and Judge Memorial Catholic High School Booster clubs. He was the recipient of the Judge Memorial Hall of Fame Award and Judge Memorial High School honored him with the creation of the Dick Schubach Champion of Youth Award, that is presented annually. Dick was a fine fisherman. He had many wonderful adventures with good friends and family. His fishing expeditions took him to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Alaska. His favorite places, however, were Fish Lake and Lake Powell. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and six children: Stephen (Theresa), James (Michael Ann), Mary McCarthey (Thomas), Salt Lake City; David, Indianapolis, IN; Colleen Schubach, Park City; Tricia Bennett (Fred), Roosevelt; siblings: Robert Schubach (Gayle), Salt Lake City; Gertrude Lapidus, Palm Springs; Barbara Jacobs, Palm Springs; grandchildren: Aaron and Nicholas Schubach, Rachele and Dominique McCarthey, Alexander and Zachary Bennett, Emily, Lauren and Stephen Lytle. Step-grand-children: Edward Allen (Dawn), Chelsie, Richelle, Nick, Megan and John Bennett; numerous nieces and nephews.
Shapiro, Joel B. 1941 JC ~ 06-Feb-2015 Leader and mentor; community champion and member of the Greatest Generation. Educator to some, an intense intellectual challenge to many. Equality, Justice and Inclusion – a constant pursuit. Committed to business and civic responsibility, a generous volunteer of time and resources. Thoughtful and provocative moderator. Progressive, yet keenly aware of history and foundation. Dedicated to and surrounded by family and tradition. Joel B Shapiro passed away on February 6, 2015 – five weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. He lived his life by example, and challenged those who would listen to do the same. Although many of his most cherished contributions happened decades before today, his legacy of accomplishment and involvement remain present. He lived a full and active life, immersed in business and community, intellectually engaged and demanding to the end. An only son of Simon and Anna Shapiro, Joel learned early on the strength nurtured in independence and education. A graduate of East High School in 1939, the New Mexico Military Institute, and University of California, Berkeley, Joel joined Patton’s Army in 1943, stationed in Western Europe, G2-intelligence. An eye-witness to history, Joel walked through the gates of Dachau concentration camp only 2 days after liberation. His experiences in World War II profoundly shaped his existence. Shapiro Luggage & Gifts became his mission and noble pursuit. Started by his immigrant father Simon in 1917 as a trunk manufacturer in downtown Salt Lake City, the Shapiro luggage and gift shop on Main Street became an icon during the days when local retail establishments thrived and lined the streets of downtown. An acute businessman, with a watchful eye toward progress and innovation, his business success was measured by customer satisfaction and the loyalty of the generations of employees who worked along side him. Uncharacteristic of many businesses, he graciously handed the reins of the family enterprise to his three sons, Alex, Eric and Daniel in the mid 1980’s. With great sense of personal pride, his sons continued on in his tradition running the luggage and gift business together for 25 years. In the summer of 1957 he married Vivian Guss, the daughter of Samuel and Doris Guss, in the Roof Garden atop the famous Hotel Utah. Vivian was his rock, his sail and his loving, doting companion until her death in 1997. Joel immersed himself in community and civic responsibility. A leader and stalwart force in his industry, he dedicated decades of volunteer energy to create programs, products and innovative retail concepts for the National Luggage Dealer’s Association. Lasting friendships from within this association were among his most fond memories. The Jewish community of Salt Lake City is the recipient of his most significant achievements. Joel was a constant presence in shaping the development of the SLC Jewish Community Center. His foresight to merge the Jewish Congregations of Salt Lake and create one religious school for its Jewish youth helped build the foundations upon which Congregation Kol Ami proudly stands today. The United Jewish Federation of Utah and Jewish Family Service are among the many Jewish organizations which benefited from his leadership and knowledge. He was a mentor, teacher and confident to many past and present leaders of the Jewish community. He was intellectually and passionately entrenched in the values of equality, compassion, dialogue and the foundations of democracy. In particular, he was deeply fond of the organizational endeavors and community leaders involved in the Inclusion Center. He also held long-term membership with Kiwanis, Masons, Shriners and the ACLU. Preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Guss Shapiro and his parents Simon and Anna Shapiro. He is survived by his three sons, Alex, Eric and Daniel, who all strive to carry on his rich legacy. A father of three boys, Joel and Vivian were blessed by their daughters (by marriage) Lavine, Sara and Robin, and the richness they added to their lives. Joel was incredibly proud of his grandchildren Samuel, Jessica, Jacob, Joshua, Andrew and Ian, constantly challenging each to reach above and beyond. The family wishes to express thanks to the caregivers and medical advisors who patiently cared for Joel. Our sincere appreciation to Andrea, Donna and Fia – who showed compassion, attention and friendship beyond measure; and appreciation to Dr. Barklow and Dr. Kithas, for their strong commitment to Joel’s care and the intellectual exchange that was always expected. 

Sharp, Ernest James, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 22-Jan-2010 88, Grand Junction, died Jan. 22, 2010, at Mesa Manor Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Survivors include his wife, Helen; one son, Lyle of Highlands Ranch; and two grandchildren
Shortle, John S. 1941 JC ~ 15-Dec-1992
Shuster, Don Bryon 1941 JC
Smith, Charles Tyson 1941 HS ~ 01-Oct-1996
Smith, LT Dexter Walden, Sr., USN 1941 JC
Smith, Goodhue Wilson 1941 JC ~05-19-2016 After a long and happy life, Goodhue Wilson Smith died at home on May 19, 2016. Following a private burial, there will be a celebration of his life at First Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, May 23, 2016 with Dr. Leslie King officiating. Goodhue was born on September 8, 1922, in Waco to Goodhue Smith and Beuna Clinton Smith. He graduated from Waco High School, New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Texas and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served his country during World War II as a First Lieutenant in the Army serving two years in the South Pacific. It was while in Officer Candidate School at Stanford University that he met and later married Ida Lu Spurgin. After completing his MBA the couple moved back to Waco where they raised their family of 2 sons and 2 daughters and Goodhue began his banking career that spanned over 50 years at the First National Bank of Waco and the Citizens National Bank of Milam County. He was active in community affairs. Those included chairing the United Way drive, serving as president of Ridgewood Country Club, president of the Baylor-Waco Foundation, instrumental in the formation of the Waco Symphony while on the Board of the Waco Chamber of Commerce, washed dishes for Meals on Wheels and served twice as chair of the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church. Goodhue was devoted to family, friends, his church and the outdoors. His favorite holidays and vacations were those that focused on spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Kyle Quebe. Left behind with loving memories are his wife, Ide, of almost 70 years, Ellie and Eddie Morrison, Goodhue and Jacque Smith, Deborah and Karl Quebe, Hilliard Smith and Mike Watkins, Mary and Robbie Bennett, Kalli and Mark Drosos, Evan and Mandy Morrison, Katita and Chase Palamar, and Kaitlin Quebe. Additionally there are eight great-grandchildren and two long time friends, Thomas Stribling and Pat Patillo. The family wishes to thank Dr. John Speckmeier, Dr. Charles Shoultz and Dr. Mike Attas, Hillcrest Hospital Medical Staff and ICU nurses, Dr. Debbie Ucci, Providence Hospice and caregivers Juan Martinez, Nellie Gunn, Anica Daniliuc Cara Winkler and the Marton family: Sam, Sofia, Stephanie, Daniela, Samantha, and Shane. 

Smith, L. Conrad 1941 JC ~ 08-Aug-2001
Sprinkle, Lester Atchley, Jr. 1941 JC
Stokes, S. H. 1941 JC
Stribling, Thomas Davis 1941 JC ~ 15-Apr-2018
Strowig, Robert F. 1941 JC
Sutton, Richard B. 1941 HS ~ 24-Mar-2000
Swigart, PFC Theodore Earl, Jr., USMCR 1941 HS  – WWII-died as a result of shrapnel wounds received on Saipan in July 1944. Swigart died on 19 August 1946.
Tanner, Paul F., Jr. 1941 HS ~ 03-Jul-1995
Tasher, Neil E. 1941 JC
Thompson, Donald Raines, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 01-Sep-1986
Tidmore, Morris B. 1941 JC ~ 15-Jun-1995
Trahey, SSG Dan, Jr., USA 1941 JC ~ 10-Aug-2003 , 81, a retiree from General Dynamics after 42 years, died peacefully Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2003, at a local hospital. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, the Rev. William T. Stanford, rector, and the Rev. John Keene, adjunct priest, to officiate. Burial: Following committal prayers, Dan will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: He will lie in state at Robertson Mueller Harper, where his family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. They will also host a reception at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials: Those desiring, please make memorial contributions in Dan’s name to the American Diabetes Association. Born in Clovis, N.M., April 23, 1922, Dan Trahey Jr. was the son of Dan and Amelia Leucht Trahey. He graduated from high school in Wellington, Kan., before attending and graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute. Dan became a first alternate appointee to West Point. Prior to World War II, he attended UCLA and Texas A&M. Following the war, Dan attended and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. During World War II, he served in the 29th and 35th Infantry Divisions. He served in the 1st Army under Gen. Bradley during the D-Day landing at Normandy. He also served in the 3rd Army under Gen. Patton while fighting in North France, Luxembourg, Germany and at the Battle of the Bulge. For his service, Dan was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Purple Heart with cluster, European Theater Medal with four stars, Bronze Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Allied Expeditionary Forces Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Dan was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 25 years. During this time he served on the district and council organization and the Executive Committee, helping to organize new packs, troops and posts. He helped organize Troop 40 at his church, St. Christopher’s Episcopal, and later served as its scoutmaster for 11 years. He was presented with the Horned Frog District Award of Merit and the Longhorn Council Silver Beaver Award. During his years with Troop 40, the troop never missed a monthly campout and summer camp. He made several 11-day treks to Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. Following the amputation of his right leg in 1999, due to diabetes, he initiated and helped form the Amputee Support Group at Harris Methodist Hospital. Through his hard work, amputees have been able to reach out and support their loved ones, other amputees and themselves by exchanging success stories, fear challenges, frustration and goals. He was also trained and certified as a “Peer Visitor,” and was always willing to talk with recent amputees to help them work through their ordeal. Dan was active in the South Hills Neighborhood Association and served on Code Blue and distributed the neighborhood newsletter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dan III, and his sister, Madalyn Trahey Bulloch of California. Survivors: Wife, Gerry Johnson Trahey of Fort Worth; daughters, Cheryl Trahey Nantz and her husband, Michael of Weatherford and Renee’ Hicks of Fort Worth; son, Bruce Trahey and his wife, Sharon, also of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Lyndsay, Stacey and Alex Nantz, Lance Cpl. Matthew Hicks, stationed in Yuma, Ariz., Braden and Cassidy Trahey and Clint, Ryan and Colton Wtt. Robertson Mueller Harper.
Trombla, Richard Lee 1941 JC ~ 07-Aug-2001

Trujillo, Joseph W. 1941 HS ~ 02-Oct-1997
Tucker, Robert Stevesson, Sr. 1941 JC
Turbeville, John Henning 1941 JC ~ 01-Feb-2007 86, of Murrieta, beloved husband of the late Eileen, loving father to Pam Turbeville of Chicago, Kay (John) Polovina of Newport Beach, John (Laurie) Turbeville, Jr., of Carlsbad, cherished grandfather of Cortney, Bubby, Sean and Malia and great-grandfather of Evan and Jake. He is also survived by his beloved sister Martha Merkle, 88, of Phoenix. Born to a pioneer Arizona family and raised on a ranch, he attended New Mexico Military Institute where he played polo, and the University of Arizona where he was president of Pi Kappa Alpha, and was a much-decorated army officer in WWII followed by successful business career at Johns-Manville. His passions in retirement remained riding his horse, Nugget, golfing and visiting with his many friends and his family.
VanderWeyden, William Frank 1941 JC
VanDyne, John Dingess 1941 JC ~ 03-Sep-1998
Wade, George Elmer, Jr. 1941 JC ~ 17-Feb-2002
Walti, Hugh Frederick 1941 JC
Watt, William Nichols 1941 HS ~ 10-Dec-1993
Weidman, William H. 1941 HS ~ 01-Sep-2004
White, Dr. Harvey B., Jr. 1941 JC
Whitlow, Charles A., Jr. 1941 HS ~ 22-Sep-2009
Wilkinson, Ernest Jackson 1941 HS ~ 21-Jun-2017 93, of Menard passed away June 21, 2017. Jack was born on September 14, 1923 in Menard, Texas, to parents Ernest Grover and Mabel Oliver Wilkinson. He attended school at the Waddell school house, Clear Creek school and Menard public schools. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute on June 3, 1941. In February of 1945, he was drafted by the United States Army where he served in the Second Infantry Division. During World War II he fought in Northern France, the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Bronze Star and several shooting medals. He ended his service in October of 1945. After the service, Jack was a member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association for six years while he participated in bull riding and saddle bronc riding. He married Sue Beth Murchison on December 23, 1951 in Menard. They made their home on the family ranch where they raised their two sons. Jack was actively involved in the ranching business in Menard Country for over 60 years. He is survived by his two sons: Bob Wilkinson and his wife Melanye of Menard, and Bart Wilkinson of Menard. Four granddaughters, Amanda Wilkinson Richardson and husband Cody of Aledo, TX; Jarrott Wilkinson Crews and husband Travis of San Antonio, TX; Kassidy Beth and Kendall Jordan Wilkinson of Menard. He also leaves behind three great-grandchildren: Hayes Barrett and Maren Ellis Richardson and Creed Montgomery Crews. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sue. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be Ed Vickers, Wade Love, Tuff Hedeman, Cody Richardson, Travis Crews, Boyd Murchison, Lee Murchison and Javier Rodriguez.
Willcox, LTC Lyman S., USA 1941 HS ~ 14-Aug-2003
Williams, Franklyn M. 1941 HS ~ 19-Dec-1988
Williams, John Blaine 1941 JC ~ 10-Jun-2011 “Jack” Williams, born February 23, 1922 in the Woodland Heights, a third generation Houstonian, died June 10, 2011. Jack was preceded in death by his parents John B. And Matilda Stacy Williams, his brother Lawrence Daly Williams and his sister Clare Williams Broun. His beloved wife of 64 years, Alene Calaway Williams (who he met while both were students at River Oaks Elementary School), died in 2006. Jack attended Lanier Junior High, San Jacinto High School and graduated in the first graduating class of Lamar High School. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute and received his bachelor of science in geology from The University of Texas. Jack and Alene were married in 1942 prior to his service as a Lieutenant commanding a LCT in the United States Navy Pacific fleet in World War II. After the war, he went to work first for Gulf Oil and, after brief stints in the West Texas oil fields, he and Alene settled in their hometown Houston to raise their family. They are survived by a daughter Nancy (and husband Joe) Smith, son John (and wife Lynne Heard) Williams, and son Frank Calaway Williams, grandchildren Jennifer (and husband Eric) Enos, Michael Smith, Blaine Williams, Elizabeth (and husband Rob) Crawley, Standlee Williams and Calaway Williams, two great-grandchildren Benjamin Thomas Enos and Clare Alene Smith. For a good part of his career Jack was employed at Texas Eastern Production as part of the original nucleus of their exploration effort and was responsible for a substantial portion of their production. In the late 1960’s he continued his career as an independent petroleum geologist. He was a member of The Houston Club, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Houston Geological Society, AAPG, and Sigma Gamma Epsilon Honorary Geological Fraternity. Throughout his life Jack enjoyed the simple pleasures of a sunset on the water, a fish on the line and in the pan, a boogie-woogie on the piano, turning a piece of walnut into a beautiful piece of functional furniture, and of course time spent with family and good long time friends of whom there were many.
Woods, LeGrande Joseph “Lee”, III 1941 JC ~ 02-Jan-2015  92, went to heaven on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Burial will be under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home. He was born March 28, 1922, in Corsicana, Texas, to LeGrande Woods and Julia Woods. Lee loved horses and cattle and as a young man, worked on ranches in West Texas before attending New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, for a year. He then transferred to Texas A&M in Bryan College Station, Texas. Lee excelled at Texas A&M, where he was Corps Adjutant of the Aggie Corps and an active horse polo player. He met the love of his life, Marilyn Lee Gilbert in Knoxville, TN., while visiting his sister Betty, who was attending Ward Belmont College. They were married Sept. 4, 1944, during one of his furloughs from fighting in Europe. Lee graduated from Texas A&M in 1943, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, KS, where he joined the Army Air Corps. He received overseas training as a crew member of B-17’s in Rapid City, SD, and then shipped to England, where he was stationed with the 8th Air Force Command. He flew 16 missions, crash landed several times and was shot down over occupied Holland, where the Holland underground helped his crew back their squadron in England. He was awarded the two stars for battle participation in the European theater, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Presidential Citation Ribbon. Lee returned to Lawton after the war and joined the love of his life, Marilyn. Together they traveled and hauled their horses all over the Southwest for a period of time before settling down in Lawton. Lee was a partner in Gilbert-Woods Drug Stores and retired in 1979. He and Marilyn owned a working horse and cattle ranch, the Beaver Creek Ranch, west of Lawton, where they raised show champion Hereford cattle and stakes-winning thoroughbred horses. He was a member of the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Oklahoma Hereford Breeders Association, the Lawton Retail Merchants Association, the Lawton Optimist Club, the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a board member of the Lawton Salvation Army, the Laura Fields Trust and the Great Plains Technical Center and the First Christian Church. Lee was a West Texas cowboy at heart whose word was his bond. He was the consummate gentleman and passionate about anything he undertook and a great example of a loving and supportive father. Lee is survived by son, Bruce G. Woods and wife Haroldy, Dallas; son, Mark C. Woods and wife Shirley, Oklahoma City; daughter, Cris L. Woods, The Woodlands, Texas; and granddaughter, Heather Woods Davila and husband Erik Davila, Allen, Texas.
Worsham, Joe B. 1941 JC ~ 28-Oct-1984
Wortz, Carl Haglin, III 1941 JC ~ 20-Nov-1998
Wright, CPL Preston Smith, USA 1941 HS ~ 23-Aug-1944 – WWII-Killed in service in a truck accident in England on 23 August 1944.
Wunnicke, Charles Edward 1941 JC
Zingery, Wilbur Lewis 1941 HS ~27-Jun-2018 95, was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and Texas A & M University.  shortly after High School, he served as a World War II B-25 Pilot in the Pacific.  Combat Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and Asiatic Pacific Medal with Four Battle Stars.  A Physicist-Engineer, her was the head of research groups for Rockwell, Litton and Northrop.  At Litton, he started the Laser Gyro Department which became that Divisions principal product.  At Rockwell, he invented many devices for the navigation guidance and control of aircraft and submarines.  Later, while teaching for twenty years, he served a inertial navigation consultant for Litton, Northrop, Lear Siegler and Singer-Kearfott.  He was a teacher of Physics and Engineering at Texas A & M University, Trinity University and Compton College Night School.  He retired Professor emeritus of Physics and Agricultural Engineering Departments from Texas A & M University in 1994.  He is survived by his companion, Betty Nedbalek; and daughter, Mary Hilton, her husband, Thomas; and son-in-law, Alan Young.  He has five grandchildren, Colleen Benavides (Jason), Lewis Wayne Zingery, Sulekha Hilton (Patrick),  Palana Hilton (Todd) and Andrew Young; as well as five great-grandchildren,Chloe, Jeremy, Wesley, Timothy Benavides and India Hilton.  “Bill” was respected and admired by his colleagues, and love very much by his family.  He will be missed dearly by all.