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.

1960

Alexandre, Jerome, III 1960 JC ~ 01-Feb-2009
Alford, John D., Jr. 1960 JC ~ 24-Apr-2017  passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2017 in Carlsbad, NM. John was born in Clayton, NM on July 6, 1940 to John D. and Hilma Lee (Eklund) Alford.  John graduated high school from NMMI in Roswell, and pursued a BA degree and Master’s from ENMU in Portales, NM.  There he met the love of his life, Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Skipper and was married February 10, 1967.  They had two daughters Kimberlee Ann and Leanette Dee Alford.  They raised their family in Clayton, NM and eventually retired in Carlsbad. Over his life, John was a Banker, Real Estate Broker/Appraiser and an Insurance Agent. John enjoyed his life being surrounded by his family. His joy was his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and computer games. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Ann Lynn Hatch; brother Jacob Lauhon Alford and a nephew James Hatch III. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie of Carlsbad; daughter Kim Richards and her children, Aschan, Kaemen and Kyriea of Butte, MT; daughter Leanette Smith and husband Richard and their children, Dalton, Jaden, Chance and McKenzie of Round Rock, TX; sister-in-law, Jeannette Harrington and her daughter Bonnie and husband Josh Ballard and their children, Riley and Payton; brother-in-law James W. Hatch II; nephew Steven Hatch; grandniece Hope Hatch and of course his 3 furry babies Queenie, Tuffytoo and Molly.
Amato, Edward F., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 26-Dec-2012 born May 5, 1942 in Denver, Colo., to Edward and Alice Amato, passed away in Meeker, Colo., Dec. 26, 2012. He is lovingly remembered by his son, Edward Amato of Seattle, Wash., and his daughter, Dawn Amato of Everett, Wash., as well as his two granddaughters, Sidney and Lauren Bach. He is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. Ed had a great passion for life and loved sharing it with those around him. He worked and played hard and he got his greatest pleasure by experiencing the wilds of Colorado, Alaska and Washington state. He made friends where ever he lived and his family is truly thankful to the townspeople of Meeker for looking out for him in his final years.
Ballard, James D. 1960 JC ~ 24-Oct-2015 was born March 4, 1940 in Ada to James Orval and Lorene Roddy Ballard. He graduated from Ada High School. He married Nyta Jean Lee on January 26, 1962 in Ada. Mr. Ballard attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. He graduated from East Central University and from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, SMW, Dallas, Texas. He was enlisted with the United States Army Reserve. Mr. Ballard was Vice President of the First National Bank of Ft. Worth and Senior Vice President of Lufkin National Bank. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ada for many years, serving the church in several capacities. Survivors include his wife, Nyta of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth Hope Fowler and her husband Chris, Missoula, Montana; three grandchildren, Kristin, C. J. and Katie Fowler; two great-grandchildren, Faith and Jaiden; two sisters, Anita Arbabi and husband Houshang of Ada and Sue Russ and husband Alvin of Stratford; one brother, Jerry Ballard and wife Vickie of Ada. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Orval and Lorene Ballard.
Barnes, Stanley O. 1960 HS ~ 24-Feb-2002
Barnhisel, Clayton J. 1960 HS
Barz, Ronald R. 1960 HS ~ 24-Apr-2015 passed away April 24, 2015, in his home of natural causes. He was born May 1, 1942 in the Philippines in a dynamite cave during the World War II invasion of Luzon while his parents Harry and Edna Barz were hiding from the Japanese. Harry was a mining supervisor from Lead SD working in Baguio. They were captured when Ronald was a year old and remained in a Japanese Prison Camp until they were liberated by the Americans when he was three years old. Edna later wrote the book Sons of the Rising Sun to describe the ordeal. After the war, his parents moved to Santa Barbara, New Mexico where Ronald went to primary school. He graduated from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute. He late graduated from Sacramento State College with a BA in Psychology. Ronald worked for the Army Corp of Engineers in his younger years and then for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency until retirement. He was married to Linda Barz for 36 years and had two children, Andrew and Leslie. He resided in Bodega Bay, CA in the home that he and his father built with his loving partner, Olivia LeMere, and their two dogs and cat. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening, reading and cooking, especially barbecuing. Per his request, his ashes will be spread at sea in a private service. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Bell, Donald D. 1960 HS ~ 19-Jun-2002
Bell, John L. 1960 HS ~ 25-Aug-2008
Bennett, Harry D., II 1960 HS
Boren, James N. 1960 JC ~ 01-May-1972
Breath, Alfred A. 1960 JC ~ 15-Feb-2004
Campbell, Peter M. 1960 HS ~ 10-Jan-1999
Carlson, Jon E. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-1990
Carnahan, Robert Leland 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 07-Jul-2018
Carter, Richard B. 1960 JC ~ 23-Apr-2012
Casad, John B. 1960 HS ~ 08-Mar-2004
Chittum, James L. 1960 HS
Closson, Charles T., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 05-Mar-2013 “Chuck”, age 70, following a long battle with sarcoma, passed away at home in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. He was born in Laurel, MD, on September 3, 1942 to Charles and Eva Closson. His father perished when Chuck was an infant, and his mother later remarried Carlos “”Mac”” Creamer who took Chuck under his guidance and raised him as his own son. Chuck and his half-brother Carlos “”Butch”” Creamer grew up in New Mexico and Caracas, Venezuela. Chuck returned to New Mexico to attend the New Mexico Military Institute for high school, and then graduated from the business school at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CU, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, class of 1964. A consummate entrepreneur Chuck bought his first business, Tulagi, while still attending CU. For several years he operated Tulagi, the nation’s largest beer joint, and was a founder of another restaurant as well as a travel agency both also located in Boulder. He and his family moved to Northern California for a short period with his role at Xerox before returning to Boulder where Chuck’s career included new endeavors in credit insurance, commercial real estate, and commercial mortgage banking. He also worked for the Neodata Services Division of A.C. Nielsen Company, Centennial Funds, and the Strategic Financing Group at Ernst & Whinney. In 1989 Chuck left Colorado to become the President and CEO of The North Carolina Enterprise Corporation in Raleigh. He spent fifteen years managing what became one of the State’s most successful venture capital operations. Chuck was active in the North Carolina entrepreneurial community as President of the North Carolina Venture Capital Association and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. In addition to his business endeavors, Chuck appreciated the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter from childhood. He liked snow skiing and golf. In North Carolina, he especially enjoyed golfing with his wife and other couples. Chuck leaves Jennie, his beloved wife of almost twenty years; his son and friend Charles (“”Charley””) Closson, III of Longmont, CO; his very special daughter Lisa Sweeney (Brandon) of Menlo Park, CA; and his two step-daughters Bobbi Bass of Raleigh and Kim Fara (Marty) of Durham. He deeply loved and greatly enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren, Carter and Lauren Closson; Kathryn, Megan, and Bennett Sweeney; and Victoria Fara. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and his half-brother.
Clowes, Edward C. 1960 JC
Coley, LTC John H., Jr., USA (Ret) 1960 JC ~ 07-May-2005
Comegys, Jewell Abernathy 1960 HS ~ 10-Feb-1997
Copeland, Otis R. 1960 HS ~ 01-Mar-2017
Cowan, Garvin S. 1960 HS ~ 01-Sep-1989
Cox, Larry D. 1960 HS ~ 16-Dec-2009  67, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Littlefield. Larry was born January 29, 1942 in Vernon, Texas to H. Paul and Ethel Rhae Cox. He graduated from Littlefield High School with the Class of 1960 and then went on to Texas Tech on the first music scholarship ever awarded. As a young teenager, Larry began his official music career in radio, as well as drumming for talent such as Buddy Holly. After marrying, he moved his family to Los Angeles, California in 1968 and continued his music career as a successful sound engineer and record producer. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors for NARAS, the Grammy Awards Association. In 1996, Larry moved back to Littlefield to care for his parents and began a new venture as an author. He has written and published two books. Larry was a gifted creator of music and words. His sharp sense of humor, intelligence, and authenticity made him admired by many. He lived by a strong sense of honesty and sincerity. Larry’s passions included writing, music, flying, and photography. He is survived by daughters, Gina Middleton and husband, Bruce, of Albuquerque, NM, and Julie Gillen and husband, Dann, of Simi Valley, CA; mother, Ethel Bussanmas; very special friend, Marilyn Parker; and grandchildren, Alec and Cade Middleton and Sadie Gillen. He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Harley Bussanmas; stepbrother Jody Bussanmas; and sister, Lynn Bussanmas.
Cramer, John O. 1960 HS
Cross, Albert H. 1960 HS ~ 04-Feb-2005
Daily, Thomas E. 1960 JC ~ 01-May-1967
Dawson, George Timothy 1960 HS ~ 18-Jan-2014 71, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his home. A private celebration of his life will be held in May. Tim was born May, 23 1942 in Bradford, PA to George and Eloise Dawson. During childhood, he traveled the globe with his parents and for school, becoming fluent in Spanish and French. Tim used his talents in speech and debate during his career in sales and consulting. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Columbia’s Community at Old Hawthorne where they enjoyed playing golf and cheering for the Tigers. Tim is survived by his wife Janet, sons, Eric and Andre of Houston, TX, Pierce of Kansas City, MO and daughter Rebecca Spencer of Lee’s Summit, MO as well as many more loving family members and friends.
DeMaret, Jimmie S. 1960 HS
Dicus, Donald A. 1960 HS ~ 03-May-2006
Duncan, Stephen H. 1960 JC ~ 27-Mar-2007
Eddy, Douglas W. 1960 HS ~ 10-Jun-1997
Evans, James B., Sr. 1960 JC
Fanning, Dr. James W. 1960 HS ~ 15-May-2010 DDS, 67, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 after fighting a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Dr. Fanning was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1942 and moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1953. He was the son of the late Wallace A. Fanning, DDS and Agnes M. Fanning. Dr. Fanning graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and obtained a second Bachelor’s Degree from UNM. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri, Kansas City where he also completed a residency in Orthodontics in 1972. Dr. Fanning returned to Albuquerque to practice and met the love of his life, his wife Mary. In addition to Orthodontics, Dr. Fanning was passionate about waterfowl conservation and helped establish a chapter of Ducks Unlimited in New Mexico. He loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours with good friends hunting and fly fishing. He loved people and took a genuine interest in everyone he met. Dr. Fanning is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Fanning; son, Michael Fanning, DDS and wife, Rachel Fanning, DDS of Indianapolis, IN; daughters, Jamie Fanning of Albuquerque, and Kathleen Fanning Leibowitz and husband, Jeremiah of San Antonio, TX; sisters, Patricia Farnsworth of Albuquerque, NM, and Mary Jo Maly and husband, Richard of Sacramento, CA; as well as nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Fichter, Eberhard Arno “Fritz” 1960 JC ~ 14-Jul-2014 a long time resident of Coronado, passed away July 14, 2014 from a long respiratory illness, diabetes and other medical problems. He was born in 1939 in Munich, Germany and came to the United States with his mother Lisa in 1949. He learned English very quickly at the Coronado schools. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and later served in the U.S. Army in Germany. While attending the University of Munich, he unfortunately contracted tuberculosis and suffered severe lung damage. He worked for many years as a bartender and traveled in Europe and Australia. He is predeceased by his father Ludwig Mocikat and his step-father Donald Renz of Coronado and his long-time love, Crystal. He is survived by his mother Lisa Renz, his half-brother Professor Dr. Ralph Mocikat of Munich, Germany and his 15 year old cat Charlie.
Floberg, Todd S. 1960 HS
Floyd, Dennis W. 1960 HS ~ 25-Nov-2009  67, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in San Antonio, TX, on June 23, 1942. He was a long time resident of Albuquerque, a Vietnam Veteran and a Retiree of Sandia National Labs. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd and Myrtle Armstrong; and two sisters, Patricia Floyd and Marie Cornelius. He is survived by his wife, Emmalyne Floyd; his four children, Shawna, Stanley, Nizhoni, and Patrick Floyd, all of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Shirley Perkins of Weatherford, TX, and Belle Armstrong of Amarillo, TX.
Fondy, William F. 1960 JC ~ 12-Aug-2006
Forkner, Roy Allen 1960 HS ~ 14-Jul-2018
Foulkes, L. Kimberly 1960 JC ~ 30-Aug-2006
Gilbert, Dan E. 1960 JC ~ 10-Jan-1995
Gilchrist, J. Edwin 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 1-Sep-2018 was born Dec. 19, 1939 in Denver, Colorado to James B. and Ethel Huchingson Gilchrist. He grew up on a 112,000-acre ranch in Silver City, New Mexico with his parents and sister Louise (Lou) until the sale of the ranch and their move to Durango, Colorado where Ed began middle school and then his entry into the New Mexico Military Institute and ROTC where he was a Distinguished Military Student upon graduation. He graduated from the University of Denver with a BS/BA in finance and banking. After this graduation he was commissioned in the Army for two years as a 1st Lieutenant stationed at Fort Knox. After being discharged he entered Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary and was ordained as first a Deacon and then a Priest in Broomfield, Colorado. Ed’s career then turned to the banking industry starting in Denver becoming Comptroller of Currency as Assistant National Bank Examiner. The finance industry took Ed to Farm Credit System; Production Credit Association where he was promoted to President of Western Montana PCA in Missoula, ultimately leading him to becoming an Agriculture Loan Officer at Ronan State Bank until his retirement. This placement was truly a wonderful experience for Ed and June while living in Ronan where customers and employees felt they were family. They then returned to live in Missoula to be closer to family. Ed’s first love in marriage was Gail and they were blessed with two sons, Mark and James. After the couple went their separate ways, Ed married June and loved and cherished her until her death in 2017. With this marriage came six adult step-children. And these children had children; lots of children. Then came grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At this writing there is a total of 18 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. So he became Grandpa Ed. Also with the stepchildren came new experiences such as camping, riding motorcycles on forest trails, square dancing, playing cowboy polo, babysitting and spending oodles and oodles on these grandchildren and families creating Christmases extraordinaire! What great times we had! Ed and mom opened their homes to this horde with loving arms. These were even celebrated together in June’s nursing home after Ed wasn’t able to care for her in their home due to her dementia. Preceding Ed in death are his parents James B. and Ethel; sister Lou Preston, and wife June. When Ed’s health began deteriorating, he laughingly agreed he was afflicted with ODTAA-One Dang Thing After Another! Ed loved the Lord Jesus Christ and we can imagine him and June dancing at the feet of Jesus in heaven. Those losing Ed are sons; Jim and Mark, stepchildren (who he NEVER referred to as steps) Carolyn (Dave) Glidewell and four children and grandchildren; Buck (Julie) Smith and two children and grandchildren; Rob Smith and daughter and grandchildren; Doug (Jo) Smith and three children and grandchildren; George (Mary) Smith and two children and grandchildren; and Russ (Traci) and six children and grandchildren. AND the caregiver who made Ed’s last year of life so much easier and more enjoyable every day, Lori. Thank you isn’t enough for your friendship and love and aide to our Ed. He loved you as another daughter. Our greatest joy is that Ed and June are now together in Jesus’ arms laughing and loving with no earthly bounds or pain. It is well.
Glover, Jeremy R. 1960 HS ~ 01-Jun-2007 age 64, of Madison, died early on Friday, June 1, 2007, at a local hospital of pulmonary problems. Jeremy was the only son of Gene Adele (Frantz) Glover and Benjamin Howell Glover, Jr. He was born in Chicago, IL, but from his elementary school days onward, spent most of his life in Madison. He graduated from West High School and from Colorado State University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After returning to Madison, he worked for the State Testing Service on the UW-Madison campus, in the days when computers still occupied entire rooms and scoring machine-readable exams was an all-night affair. He went on to a variety of positions in the wood industry, from cutting, splitting and delivering firewood to logging and sawmill management to selling large lots of veneer quality hardwood logs to European buyers. He retired from active business life in the 1990s, in large part due to the time he devoted to his parents in their final years, complicated by his own vision problems. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis early this year and declined rapidly, particularly during his final six-day hospitalization. He is survived by his life partner of 34 years, Karen God shall (and her family); by his sister, Sarah H. (David) Gaines of St. George, UT, and Troy, MT; by a cousin in the Madison area, David Harper; and by four other cousins and their families across the nation.
Graham, Robert P. 1960 HS ~ 05-Dec-2007 65, of Kurtis town died Dec. 5, 2007, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was a journeyman carpenter. Survived by companion, Schatze Coleman of Vallejo, Calif.; daughter, Cassie Graham-Coleman of Kurtistown; son, Robert Graham, Jr. of Groton, Conn.; brothers, Richard Stephen Graham of Oakland, Calif., Jon Graham of Nahiku, Maui; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graves, Byron L. “Butch” 1960 JC ~ 04-Sep-2013 72, died September 29, 2013, at his home in Salida. He was born October 19, 1940, in Estes Park to Byron and Leona (Taylor) Graves. Mr. Graves was the captain of his high school football and basketball teams for 3 years. He worked for the power and light company in Estes Park. He loved to ski and started skiing at Hidden Valley Ski Area in 1953. Mr. Graves moved to Copper Mountain in 1970 to become the ski school director. He was also the ski school director at Steamboat, Vail, Monarch and Beaver Creek ski areas. While living in Beaver Creek, he and his wife owned and operated a restaurant named Zambini. At the Steamboat ski area, he was the director of 400 instructors. He was a member of the Vail Ski Club for 5 years. He received the Golden Ski Award, is a lifetime achievement award given to top ski instructors. After his retirement from Monarch Ski Area, Mr. Graves became an avid golfer and spent much of his time at Salida Golf Course. Mr. Graves won many golf awards. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sharna Graves. Survivors include his brother Steve (Barbara) Graves of Clarkston, Mich. uncle Charles (Pearl) Taylor of Avon nephews Christopher Graves of Sarasota, Fla., and Jason (Marcee) Graves of Pasadena, Calif. great-niece Rylee Graves of Pasadena, Calif. cousins Charles Taylor Jr. of Avon, and Kristy D’Amico of Conifer.
Graves, Vannie A. 1960 JC ~ 30-Nov-2017 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and child of God, died Thursday, November 30, 2017. Following a career as a coach, teacher, athletic director, special education director and principal in New Mexico, he returned to the classroom in Kerrville, coordinating and then teaching special education students at Tivy High School. He retired in 2007. Vannie was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended New Mexico Military Institute where, as a member of the 1958 NMMI National Junior College Championship football team, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 1958 football team had a historic record of achievement as the only team from there to win the NJCAA National Junior College Championship and to be the only undefeated, un-tied team in the school’s history. Vannie continued on to Eastern New Mexico University, playing on their varsity football teams from 1959 to 1961 (Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity), and later receiving his Master of Education in Special Education there. He is survived by his wife, Paulette N. Graves; his children, Tol A. Graves (wife Carole) of Chandler, AZ, Tiffeni Graves-Cywinski of Sherman Oaks, CA, Treigh Graves Mulvaney of San Diego, CA, Tyson S. Graves and Travis S. Graves, both of Staunton, VA; and 7 grandchildren, Tanner, Tristan, Irelyn, Peighton, Skylar, Traxton, and Lincoln. Sister-in-law, Kay Graves of North Richland Hills, TX, and brother-in-law Joel V. Reitzer (wife Judith) of Fernandina Beach, FL, also survive, as well as nieces and nephew, Karee Daniel, April Roark, and Jason Reitzer; uncle, Houston (Hootie) Lambert; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred A. Graves-Arrington and Charles (Tuffy) Graves; and brother, Foy Dean Graves.
Guayante, Joseph A. 1960 JC
Halla, Frank L. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jun-1990
Hamilton, Brooks W. 1960 JC ~ 03-Aug-1993
Hawthorne, Donald S. 1960 JC
Heap, Harry K. 1960 HS ~ 23-Dec-2007 was born April 18, 1942, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the first son of Harry Herbert Hub Heap and Billie Mae Heap. Surrounded by his devoted and loving family, Harry peacefully departed this life at the age of 65, December 23, 2007, at 5:07 p.m., into the open arms of his lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Harry was a good and honorable man, loved dearly by all who knew him like his father, Harry enjoyed listening to and telling a good story. He was also a faithful and loyal giver, generously donating too many charities and churches, and he treasured friends and family. Harry was a Marine and loved to claim Semper Fidelis was united in marriage with Vicki Lynn Britton Heap May 28, 1994, by Pastor James Dill at Rose Heights Church of God in Tyler. After moving to White Oak, Texas, in 1994, Harry and Vicki joined 10 other families and helped pioneer Rose Heights Church of God in Longview, where Harry sang in the choir, taught Sunday school class and helped support and launch numerous benevolent programs Harry was a noted and respected petroleum consultant, working through Dan Blocker Petroleum Consultants of Longview. Harry traveled extensively during his early career, touching down in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Nigeria. His most notable accomplishment, however, as he stated many times, was giving his life to Jesus Christ. Those who knew him well are witnesses to the difference the Lord made in Harry’s life’s Harry was preceded in death by his father, Hub Heap of Odessa, Texas; his son, Shane Heap; his maternal grandmother, Mattie Bell; paternal grandmother, Blanche Heap; nephew, Ben Heap; and good friend, Sam Clary.  Those left to treasure his memory are his beloved wife, Vicki, of White Oak; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Allen Howell of Lake Cherokee; mother, Billie Heap of Odessa; mother-in-law, Colleene Britton of Tyler; sister and brother-in-law, Marsha and Mark Fairchild of Midland, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Kim Heap of Odessa, Texas; granddaughters, Hunter Howell and Haley Heap; grandson, Lance Heap; and many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Herter, Everit A., III 1960 JC ~ 22-Jun-2002
Hicks, James E., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jan-1995
Higgins, Charles T. 1960 JC ~ 09-Jan-2017 76, of Satsuma, passed from this life on Monday, January 9, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in the British controlled area of Hong Kong as the son of missionaries, he resided in Putnam County since 2005 coming here from Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Tyng graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with his bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He had also played football with the Navy and with New Mexico Military Institute where he was a part of a national championship team. Tyng served in the U.S. Army (Vietnam) and with the Navy in Italy and France. One of his most memorable times in the Navy was his experience sailing on the Coast Guard Cutter, the Eagle, which was the largest tall ship sailing in the fleet. A man of many talents, he was also an accomplished actor and singer and was a member of the Actors Guild. Prior to moving to Putnam County, Tyng was a financial advisor and owned and operated Higgins Financial Service, Inc. in Chattanooga, TN for 28 years. He was of the Episcopalian Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. Higgins and Mary Atkinson Higgins and a brother, Alexander “Sandy” Higgins. Tyng is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gail Higgins of Satsuma and 3 brothers, Ashley Higgins of Helena, AK, Dudley Higgins (Lisa) of Houston, TX and Stephen Higgins of College Station, TX.
Hirschhorn, Michael 1960 HS ~ 30-Jul-2009
Howard, III, Volney Erskine 1960 HS ~ 14 Jul-2016 The family and friends of Volney Erskine Howard, III 1960 HS all mourn his peaceful passing on July 14, 2016 in Heber City, Utah. Yes, he was a skier and no, he was not considering membership in the Church of Latter Day Saints…. Volney was born in San Francisco on November 28, 1941 and thrived in many of his favorite spots on earth: Calabasas, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Bainbridge Island, Mill Creek and even Costa Rica. He is survived by his wife Andee, his brother Alan Howard, his three children Volney Howard IV, Angela Howard and Ashley Howard, and his six grandchildren Volney V & Owen, Lauren & Colton, Alec & Kaden. Volney worked in the Los Angeles television industry for many years, both as a film editor and as a producer. With his wife, Andee, he spent years both as a wine grape grower and vintner in Sonoma Valley and selling and buying real estate in the North Bay. Volney was a “car-guy” and his real passion these past few years was drag racing. We all guess that since he had finally succeeded in driving his race car under 9 seconds in the quarter mile, he had accomplished everything he had always wanted to do…. He was a proud member of the Bohemian Club for over three decades and his number of friends who now mourn his passing could fill an old-fashioned Rolodex…. Many glasses of fine red wine will be hoisted in his name for more than a few years.
Hyde, Charles A., II 1960 JC ~ 27-Sep-2013
Isaacs, M. Preston 1960 JC
Johnson, Jerry P. 1960 JC ~ 10-Sep-2005
Jorgensen, Richard H. 1960 HS ~ 08-Aug-1997
Keeling, Terry M. 1960 HS
Kinney, John P. 1960 HS ~ 17 Mar-2018 Having lived well and loved well, John Patrick Kinney released his hold to life on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018, following a short battle with metastatic lung cancer. John’s noble and embracing approach to the dying process was a gift to all he leaves behind. He chose not to pursue treatment but to live to the fullest until it was time to leave. His acceptance of his fate, and his grace and courage in sharing himself with those who loved him was a remarkable example and an act of the deepest kind of generosity. John Patrick Kinney, III, was born in San Antonio on December 3, 1941, to Jeanne Lane and Jack Kinney. He was the beloved older brother of his sister Delane. As a young man, John married Jennifer Miller (nee Thompson). Together they had three children, John “Josh” Patrick, IV, Jason, and Jill. Later in his life, John married Elizabeth Baker with whom he shared 28 happy years. Not only did he delight in being a father and grandfather to Josh, Jason, Jill and their respective children, he also became a central figure in the lives of Elizabeth’s three girls and grandchildren. With all who knew him, John freely shared his love and positive outlook. John graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended TCU. He served as a sergeant in the reserve of the U.S. Marine Corps. Throughout his professional life-which included stints in banking, auto leasing and insurance-his extraordinarily engaging personality fueled his successes. For the past 26 years, he worked as an insurance agent helping his clients navigate the maze that is supplemental Medicare. John loved the opportunity to serve his clients and had many funny tales to share about encounters he’d had in his work. An avid golfer and a TCU football fan, he enjoyed trips to Florida and Arizona with old friends for baseball spring training. John was a student of history and had a particularly keen interest in that of the American Southwest. Meandering by car, he and Elizabeth enjoyed many wonderful trips throughout the southwest. Survivors: John is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Baker; his sister, Delane Kinney and her partner, Deborah Boelter, of Dallas; his children and their spouses, Josh and Kari Kinney, Jason and Amy Kinney, and Jill and Gabe Cespedes, as well as his stepdaughters and spouses, Kendal King, Angela and David Kocher, all of Ft. Worth, and Stacey and Chris Haggard of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are his grandsons, Dylan and Elliot Kinney, Luke and Grey Cespedes, Sam Kocher, and Nicholas Haggard.
Koepsell, Philip L. 1960 HS ~ 25-Aug-2009  68, of Mulberry died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Tahlequah, OK. He was of the Lutheran faith, employed with Whirlpool and an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and a son, Ronnie Koepsell.
Lasswell, George C. 1960 HS ~ 02-Sep-2006
Lauderdale, Thomas L., IV 1960 HS
Lester, William L. 1960 HS
Love, Jerry A. 1960 JC
Lynch, James R. 1960 JC ~ 04-Jun-2005
MacCartee, Robert W. 1960 HS
Maddux, Glen L. 1960 HS
Marino, Dominic T., Jr. 1960 JC
Martin, David Richard 1960 HS ~ 08-Sep-2016 73, of Elk Creek, Va., was promoted to Glory on Sept. 8, 2016. He was a resident of Klamath Falls, Ore., for 16 years prior to moving to Elk Creek. Though born in Washington, D.C., David spent most of his life on the West Coast in New Mexico, California, and Oregon. He had a variety of life experiences, including time in the U.S. Navy, selling insurance, operating a Christian street ministry, building windmills, and ministering as a Salvation Army officer. His calling as a pastor was his passion and through his work in Mojave, Calif., Berkeley, Calif., Reno, Nev., and Oakland, Calif., he made a difference in countless lives. David leaves behind the love of his life, Sylvia; their daughter Hannah Martin and daughter-in-law Emilia Jones of Elk Creek, Va.; his son David E. Martin, daughter-in-law Stefani Martin and grandson Garrick Martin of the San Francisco Bay area; his sister Elaine and brother-in-law Dick Huntington of San Diego, Calif.; and sister-in-law Helen Martin of Lawrence, Kan. He was preceded in death by his brother Edwin John Martin. David was cremated; his only regret was that he wouldn’t have a tombstone to be engraved with “I told you I was sick!” Since the age of 27, he had been given less than a year to live on multiple occasions. A natural music-maker and jokester, David would make a habit of bursting randomly into song or drumming out a complex beat on the kitchen counter. His favorite games were cribbage and dominoes, but he could be cajoled into nearly any game. When he went fishing, he would bring a good detective novel instead of a fishing pole because that was the best part of fishing in his mind.
Martinez, George C., Jr. 1960 JC
May, Robert L. 1960 JC ~ 16-May-1996
Mayer, Thomas J. 1960 JC ~ 01-Nov-1966
McClure, George W. 1960 JC ~ 01-Jul-1994
McKinley, Warren 1960 HS
Metzger, Robert W. 1960 JC ~ 15-Dec-2000
Miller, John H. “Johnny” 1960 JC ~ 11-Mar-2017 long time resident of Sinton, Texas, passed away after a short illness on Saturday evening, March ll, 2017, surrounded by loving family and friends. John came in to this world on March 28, 1940, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Born to John Hobbs and Hilma Higholt Miller, he grew up with his sister Mary (Clanton).  He graduated from Sinton High school, and spent two years at the New Mexico Military Institute, before transferring to the University of Texas, where he finished undergrad and received his law degree. He married Josephine Welder in July 1967, and had two really amazing and exceptionally lovely children, Mary Catherine and George (equally favored) who will miss him. Last May, the Texas Bar confirmed John’s 50 years as a practicing lawyer. His family considered him a modern renaissance man, engaging in multiple hobbies and interests varying from making hot air balloons to fossil hunting to brewing beer. Recent activities included growing orchids, bird watching, and memberships in the Sinton Rotary Club, the Bromeliad, Cactus and Succulent societies and serving on the Board of the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens. He is predeceased by his parents Hon. John H. Miller (Hilma) and sister Margaret Moser. John is survived by his friend and former wife Josephine Welder Miller; children, Mary Catherine Miller of Austin and son George Hugh Miller (Theodora) of Richmond, Virginia; step-grandchildren Alexander Thomas Beale, Savannah Maria Beale; granddaughter Ariana Mary Miller; and loyal aide-de-camp Debbie Miller. He is also survived by his sister Mary Miller Clanton (John) of Corpus Christi. Numerous nephews and nieces of the Clanton, Hall, Knight, Moser, and Welder families remember him fondly. John was of a time and age that lost childhood friends to preventable diseases, which marked him.
Miloslavich, Charles A. 1960 HS
Moore, John R. 1960 JC
Moore, Larry E. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-1987
Myers, David A. 1960 HS ~ 13-May-2007 65, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday, May 13, 2007.
Neely, Vernon D. 1960 JC ~ 14-Jul-2002
O’Rourke, Pat F. 1960 HS ~ 02-Jul-2001
Otto, Richard C. 1960 JC ~ 30-Jun-2004
Parenti, Philip J. 1960 HS
Parks, Joel D., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 01-Mar-1986
Pendleton, George C. 1960 JC ~ 21-Oct-2002
Pickett, Herbert E. 1960 HS ~ 13-May-2014 72, of Brownfield. Herbie passed away at his home in Brownfield on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 9, 1941, in Brownfield to A.T. and Kathleen (Perry) Pickett. He attended Brownfield schools and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He married Sharon Thomas on June 9, 1961 in Union. He was a pumper for over 30 years where he worked for Amoco, Fina, First Permian and then Energen Resources, retiring in 2011. The loves of his life were his grandkids, woodworking, ham radios, and horses. He was a past member of the Terry County Sheriff’s Posse and Terry County Amateur Radio Club. He was a member of Plains Baptist Church. Herbie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon Pickett of Brownfield; three daughters, Rita Todd of Brownfield, Latrice Allison of Brownfield, and Wanda Hall and husband Kevin of Bryan; grandchildren, Jared Todd, Wesley Todd, Contessia Hernandez and husband Josh, Caleb Allison, Ryker Allison, and Caton Hall; great-grandchildren, Journee Hernandez and Jacksyn Hernandez; son-in-law, Ricky Allison.
Pillsbury, Hugh A., Jr. 1960 JC
Pomeroy, R. D. 1960 JC ~ 15-Nov-1994
Reeves, Rex E;deam “Dean”., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 11-Nov-2016 Age 74, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016. The angels took Dean home to heaven on November 11, 2016. He was surrounded by his family, and left with a smile on his face. Dean was born to Rex and Dorothy Reeves on June 4, 1942 in Clayton, NM. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. He married Sally Harris of Seneca, New Mexico on April 5, 1969. They were long time residents of Clayton, later moving around the southwest, they settled in Rio Rancho, NM in 1994. Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy and father, Rex as well as his brother, Patrick Michael, and sister Patricia Michelle. He is survived by his wife, Sally; his children, Jubal Reeves and his wife Max Reeves of Houston, TX; son John Reeves of Rio Rancho; and daughter, Sarah Galarneau and her husband Adam Galarneau; as well as 4 grandchildren, Isaac, Ashton, and Aubrey Galarneau, and Jubilee Reeves.
Richardson, Don E 1958 HS-1690 JC ~ 11 May-2018
Ripley, Robert H. “Bob” Jr. 1960 JC ~ 26-Mar-2015 76 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Santa Barbara, died on March 26, 2015. He was born March 4, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois. In his toddler years moved with his parents, Janet Kirk and Hampton Ripley, sisters Lynn and Polly and brother, Peter to La Jolla, California and finally to Montecito, California in 1949. He graduated with the class of 1957 from Santa Barbara High School, where he played drums in the SBHS Band and SBHS orchestra. He was involved with the SBHS Ham Radio Club, plus was in the ROTC Rifle club. In the SBHS yearbook he states that his plans were to go into television production and electronics, which he did after he graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell New Mexico in 1963. His lifelong career was in various levels of radio and television broadcasting including owning and operating several radio stations, producing travel videos, working at Bank of America’s video department, and engineering at KEYT then retiring to Tucson, AZ. On his Facebook Page he identified himself as a “laidback old broadcaster”. Robert is predeceased by brother Peter, father Hampton, mother Janet Ripley Fargo, step-father, Edward A. Fargo, Jr., and step-brother Edward A. Fargo III. His sister Lynn Ripley Willmarth died nine days after he died, April 5, 2015. He is survived by his sister Polly Wadsworth and her daughter, Courtney Williams and grandson Matthew Williams of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lynn’s three children: Hampton Flanagan, Laura Flanagan Cooper and Peter Flanagan and their spouses, and step-sister Sara Fargo, of Santa Barbara. He will be remembered by his family and close friends as a good guy possessing a playful sense of humor, and a good listener, a kind man who will be known as a gentleman evermore.
Robbs, Alfred B., III 1960 HS ~ 14-Nov-2008
Roman, Gilbert L. 1960 HS ~ 11-Feb-1996
Rospond, Daniel F. 1960 JC ~ 09-Oct-2004
Ross, Philip A. 1960 HS ~ 08-May-2007 66, of North Miami, FL, passed away on May 8, 2007.
Rowell, Fred A. “Buzz” 1960 HS ~ 29-Apr-2016  of Albuquerque, was born 9/11/1942 in Ft Leavenworth, KS to Fred and Bette Rowell. Buzz passed away peacefully on 4/25/2016. Buzz grew up in Roswell, graduating from NMMI before graduating from college at Texas Christian University. He used his marketing degree as Sales Manager for Pioneer Western Wear, Real Estate in Santa Fe and owned his own Landscaping Company for years. He volunteered in various organizations to help others by passing on life lessons through inspirational talks to those in emotional distress, including those that were incarcerated. Buzz was an avid runner, camper and hiker who loved the great outdoors of NM. He was an auto enthusiast and loved his two dogs Jazz and Marley. He passed along these passions to his children. He is survived by his sons Christian Rowell of Eugene, OR, William (Melissa Paquin) Rowell of Santa Fe; his daughters Allison (Sean) Tierney of Mill Valley, CA, Kirsten (Josh Tewksbury) Rowell of Seattle, WA; six beloved grandchildren; and former spouses Rosemary Rowell of Santa Fe; and Janel Larsen of Phoenix, AZ. He will be missed!
Sawyers, CPT Roger T., USA 1960 JC – Vietnam-Killed in action after aircraft was shot down near Lam Dong on 2 October 1967.
Seate, Jerry L. 1960 HS ~ 22-Dec-1993
Sides, 1LT Joe E. 1960 JC
Smith, COL Jack Hendrix, USA (Ret) 1960 JC
Stephens, Millard L. 1960 HS ~ 22-Nov-2009
Stevens, Craig M. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 31-Dec-2017 78, passed away at his home in Scottsdale, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1939 in Denver, Colorado to Howard and Katherine. He married Sharon Ullstrom on August 6, 1960, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) and then Arizona State University in 1962. He worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and retired from Crown Life as a Regional VP. He lived in Colorado, California, and then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993. Craig enjoyed football, baseball, and golf. Forever a die-hard Denver Broncos and Sun Devils fan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon; his daughter, Kristine (Steve); his son, Kirk (Edy); as well as six grandchildren.
Sullivan, Michael E. 1960 HS ~ 17-Dec-2008
Sullivan, Robert J. 1960 HS
Thrift, Daniel C. 1960 HS
Whittemore, Robert G. 1960 HS ~ 15-Mar-1988
Willoughby, Gilbert L. 1960 HS
Wilson, Gerald E. 1960 JC ~ 21-Apr-2009 68, a resident of Rio Rancho since 2005, and formerly of Silver City, NM, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Gerald was born October 19, 1940 in Santa Rita, New Mexico.
Wilson, CPT John S., USA 1960 HS ~ 23-Feb-1969 – Vietnam-Killed in action near Bien Hoa on 23 February 1969.
Wilson, Rolland A. “Butch 1960 JC ~ 25-Aug-2007 Age 67, of Bloomington, Minnesota; died on 8/25/07 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruth Wilson and his sisters, Phyllis and Joyce. Survived by his wife, Lou Ann; and his children, Scott and Kimberly, his step-children, Robert, Kimberly and Leslie, plus 6 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Betty and Clarice (Glenn) and nieces and nephews. Butch had been a champion basketball player in high school as a member of the Brush, Colorado, “”Beet diggers””. He served in the U.S. Air Force and became a disabled veteran. Butch played basketball with the MN Rolling Gophers in his younger years as well as becoming an accomplished downhill skier with the Courage Alpine Skiers. Butch enjoyed the horse races and loved music and travel. Rolland worked for many years in the auto parts business and later became a U.S. Postal Service employee – retiring some years ago.
Winn, MAJ Robert B. 1960 JC ~ 16-Nov-1988
Wist, John R. 1960 HS ~ 16-Jul-2006
Wolfe, Leslie A. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-1972
Wood, James R. 1960 JC ~ 17-Sep-2004
Worthington, Ivan E. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jan-2003
Zorns, Thomas B. 1960 HS


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Abshier, Roy B. 1959 JC ~ 18-Aug-2008 died on August 18, 2008. He was 69. “Baker” was born June 17, 1939 in Jennings, Louisiana and grew up in Lafayette, where he graduated from Lafayette High School in 1957. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and USL before joining the Army. Following his discharge from the Army, Baker lived with his family in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he became a Mason at Pulaski Heights Lodge No. 673. Business opportunities with the Burlington Northern Railroad led them to Wyoming where his love for the West was matched by his spirit of adventure. Baker is survived by his sister, Lynnel Downs, of Lafayette; and his three children, Brian Keith and his wife, Jennifer, of Baton Rouge; daughter Angela Abshier and son, Andrew Abshier, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; and grandchildren, Jeff Abshier, Alyssa Abshier, Addison Allen, and Christian Kesler, also of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Heff and Barbara Abshier.
Adams, CPT John K., USA 1959 JC – Vietnam-Killed in action after just three weeks in country on 26 March 1967. In Binh-Dinh.
Atherton, Ralph G. 1959 HS ~ 18-Mar-2000
Baird, Patrick M. 1959 HS ~ 04-Dec-2010 (1941 – 2010) Patrick Martin Baird was born in Bakersfield on September 29, 1941 and passed away on December 4, 2010 in Seligman, AZ, traveling on his way to Bakersfield. He attended Bakersfield High School before joining the United States Navy. He served honorably in the Navy for two years and then continued to serve his country with the United States Postal Service in a career that lasted over 30 years. After retiring from the USPS, in 2004 he moved with his wife Diana to Pagosa Springs, CO, but they often returned as snowbirds to winter in Bakersfield. He is survived by two children, Patrick Martin Baird, Jr. and Wendy Ann-Marie Baird; two grandchildren, Kathryn Ann-Marie Barger and Brittany Baird; and two great grandchildren. He also leaves behind the love of his life, Diana Rue Baird, his spouse of over 33 years. He will be remembered fondly by extended family members and many friends.
Barnes, Carl Phillip 1959 HS ~ 13-Dec-2011 70, passed away December 13, 2011. He was born on April 3, 1941 in Phoenix, AZ, to Jack and Mabel Barnes. Phillip was a third generation cotton farmer in Queen Creek. Phillip is survived by his daughter Cindy son-in-law Keith, his brother William and sister-in-law George Ann, his sister Jackie and brother-in-law Elliot, sister, Linda and numerous nieces and nephews. In the late 1950’s he was an avid corvette drag racing enthusiast. Phillip was also was a crop duster with a love of aviation and flying. Phillip will be forever soaring.
Black, Stephen R. 1959 HS ~ 08-Oct-2010  passed away October 8, 2010. Preceded in death by his first wife Kathleen Leak Black. He is survived by his wife Linda Annell Anderson Gilley Black, children Patrick Rogers Black and Stephanie Black Riling; grandchildren Ian Rogers Black, Rebecca Kate Black, Kyle Derik Riling, Erica Whitley Riling; brothers Keith (Tammy) Black, Owen (Theresa) Black, sister Kathy (Clair) Carter; stepsons Rex Darren (Angela) Gilley, Ryan Bradley (Jo) Gilley; step-grandchildren; Jessica, Caleb, Issac, Joshua; brothers and sisters in law; Grady (Virginia) Anderson, Don (Linda) Anderson, Lynn (Dianne) Anderson, Bertha (Aaron) Shelton, Reba (Jodie) mcgriff, Jeannie (Wayne Douglas) Freeze; nieces and nephews Amber, Brandi, Elizabeth, David, Christa, Glenn, Kimberly and Chad; grand nieces and nephews Kelly, Ben, Daniel, Mary, Rebecca, Gavin and Zander.
Blanchard, John P. 1959 HS ~ 09-Sep-2014  75, of Phoenix, passed away on September 9, 2014. John was a Phoenix native. He attended Scottsdale High School, the New Mexico Military Institute and was the owner of Medallion Electric. He is survived by his wife Mary of 52 years, children, Kathleen (Bernardo) Garcia, son Kevin, and Kristine (Joseph) Knapp, 11 grandchildren, his brother Allen (Elaine) Blanchard and many nieces and nephews.
Blumberg, Philip J. 1959 HS
Bosse, David M. 1959 HS ~ 24-Apr-1998
Bounds, Landon D. 1959 HS ~ 14-Jun-2001
Branscum, William H. 1959 HS
Brogan, Charles R. “Bob” 1959 JC ~ 24-Oct-2007 died peacefully in his sleep in Santa Paula on Wednesday night, Oct. 24, 2007. Bob was born in Emporia, KS, on Sept. 27, 1939, to Helen and Carl Brogan. He was the third of four children. At six weeks of age, he was train-bound to Albuquerque, NM, where he grew up and nurtured his lifelong love of big skies, desert vistas and spicy New Mexico green chili. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for six years, then the University of New Mexico, where he met Nancy. They married after a brief courtship and promptly settled in Los Angeles, where Bob attended Mortuary College. While working at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, he and Nancy bought the Santa Paula Flower Shop in 1968. He went on to own and operate two other flower shops, a hardware store and several video stores. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying many trips for Newhall Land and Farming executives. Bob loved to fish and opened Lake Crowley many a year. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his wonderful quick wit and Irish charm. Bob will be missed! Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, P. Kaye Crickett Stenshol and Shelley Rounds of Santa Paula; son, Rob Brogan of Medford, OR; grandchildren, Dylan and Stevi Rieder, Ashley and Meagan Wilson, Ace Rounds and Samantha Rieder; sister, Sally mcleod of Albuquerque, NM; and brothers, Carl of La Grange, GA, and Bill of Almagordo, NM.
Brown, James E. 1959 JC
Burge, William W. 1959 HS ~ 03-Aug-2001 passed away on Friday, August 3, 2001, following a long illness. He was born January 2, 1942, and grew up in Houston. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Texas, and the University of Houston. He graduated from the University of Texas of Law in 1966. Following graduation he clerked for the presiding Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin. He then worked in the Harris County District Attorney’s office, first as a prosecutor and then as chief of the appellate division. During this time he assisted in establishing the Federal Public Defender’s office for the Southern District of Texas. In 1979 he entered the private practice of criminal defense law. In 1974 the Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified him as a specialist in the field of criminal defense law. Bill loved the law and showed this by his memberships and chairmanships of many committees in local, state and federal legal organizations. He served recently as chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the State Bar of Texas, the Federal Practice Section of the Houston Bar Association, and a Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. He was a member of the Houston Police Advisory Committee for several years, and he was an adjunct professor of criminal law at South Texas College of Law for seventeen years. Bill took great joy in his family.  He was married to Dorothy Vaughn in 1964 and had two children, Laura Burge Esparza and Bill Burge, Jr. He is also remembered by his father Curtis H. Burge, MD, Fernando Esparaza, grandchildren and, Alejandro and Antonio Esparza, Brother Charles Burge, Susan Staples Burge and Chris Gore. His mother, Velma Ann Conradi Burge died in 1997. His many interest included classical symphonic and operatic music, ballet, screenplays and the visual arts, the study of archaeology, anthropology, history. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Democratic Party and his advice was sought by many candidates for public office.
Callahan, Orville Lee 1959 HS ~ 04-Oct-2006
Callender, James R. 1959 JC ~ 24-Nov-2009 Jim Callender died November 24 at his home after a long illness. He was 69. Mr. Callender grew up in Haynesville, Louisiana. He attended LSU in Baton Rouge where he received a B.S. Degree in Engineering and Geology. He was also a member of The Explorer’s Club since 1979. He was employed by Unocal (now Chevron) for 30 years and retired in 1994 as Worldwide Drilling Operations Manager. He then moved to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana where he consulted in the oil and gas industry as well as operating his cattle ranch. Mr. Callender is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mabel Callender. He is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Klaudya, and his four sons James Reed Callender, Jr., and fiance Irina Kotova of Shreveport, Guy and Sissy Callender, and Trey Callender and Zach Callender all of Claiborne Parish. He is also survived by one grandson, James Reed Callender, III, of Moore, Oklahoma.
Chittum, Lee H. 1959 HS ~ 15-Feb-2006
Choate, John L. 1959 HS ~ 28-Apr-1993
Clark, L. David 1959 HS ~ 13-Jan-2015
Colvin, William J. 1959 HS ~ 17-Feb-2012  71, died Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Colvin was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Chicago, the son of Thomas and Verena Mackin Colvin. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. After returning to the Chicago area he attended North Central College in Naperville, IL, where he studied business contract law. He was in promotional advertising for 20 years before moving to Texas with his wife, Kay, where they owned and operated a deli sandwich shop in southeastern Texas. After moving to California, he attended Las Positas College, where he studied psychology and counseling skills. He retired as facility manager from the Florida sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Bartow, FL. Mr. Colvin was of the Catholic faith but was a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Summit. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Jane Straub and a sister-in-law, Sherry Colvin. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kay Didon Colvin of McComb; four sons and a daughter-in-law, General William Joseph Scott and Paula of Honolulu, and Sean, Greg and Tim Silletto, all of California; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jessica and Robert Ard of Tylertown, Natalie Peterson of Mesa, AZ, and Stacy Silletto of Ladera Ranch, Calif.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Dale dewitt of Frisco, Texas, Susan Colvin of Melbourne, FL, and Henry Straub of Downers Grove, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Judy Colvin of Satellite Beach, FL, and Richard and Aurora Colvin of Pickerington, Ohio; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Bobby and Nora Didon of Jayess and the Rev. E.J. and Lisa Didon of Kentwood; 11 grandchildren, Lila, Katelyn and Tyler Ard of Tylertown, Natasha and Kristiana Scott of Honolulu, Brittania Anderson of Vancouver, WA, Amanda, Chase and Monica Peterson of Mesa, AZ, Ashley Silletto and Ryan Jacobsen of Ladera Ranch, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews and foster children.
Coolbroth, Jerry C. 1959 HS ~ 10-Jul-2003
Cunningham, Carlos M. 1959 JC ~ 06-Oct-2011  went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Carlos was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Lubbock, Texas, to Jesse and Vera Cunningham. Carlos married Carol Zeigler on June 16, 1962, in Artesia. She survives him at the family home. He moved to Roswell from Abernathy, Texas, in 1954 and graduated from Roswell High School. He attended McMurry and NMMI on football scholarships and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bacheloræs degree in accounting in 1961. Soon after, he earned his CPA. He went to work for Allman and Evertson Accounting and eventually became a partner in Evertson and Associates. Carlos later went into private practice where he remained until 2005 at which time he became associated with the firm of Andrews, Smith, Lowery and Company. Carlos served on several boards and committees and was a member of a number of organizations in the community through the years. He was a Past Master of Roswell Masonic Lodge No. 18. He was a Scottish Rite 33rd Degree Mason, Past Grand Commander of York Rite Bodies and a member of The Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and delighted in the teaching of God’s word, which he did for many years. He loved his family unconditionally and was a loving and compassionate friend. His father Jesse Cunningham, mother Vera Cunningham, brother Harold Cunningham and father-in-law Earl Zeigler preceded Carlos in death. He is survived by his daughter Carlyn Hancock and her husband, Floyd Hancock Jr., of Portales and two grandchildren: Garret Hancock and Taylor Hancock, also of Portales; his mother-in-law Gladys Zeigler of Roswell, sister-in-law Eula Cunningham of Jasper, Texas, two nephews Jerry and Phyllis Summers of Burksville, Texas, Tom and Joyce Summers of mckinney, Texas, and three nieces Kathleen and Donnie Simpson of Clarksville, Tenn., Ann and Gary Biggs of Roswell, and Susan King of Clarksville, TN.
Davidson, Tommy Q. 1959 HS ~ 01-Mar-2010
Davidson, Richard K. “Dick” 1959 JC ~ 25-Jul-2018 79, passed away on July 25, 2018, at the Rio Grande Inn in La Jara. He was born February 20, 1939 in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Barbara King Keyes and Samuel LaFayette Davidson, Jr. III. He married Janet Horton on May 24, 1986 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Albuquerque LDS Temple. Dick worked as a Banker and later retired from SLVDRG. Dick was a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association and was a Silver Beaver and Eagle Scout with gold palm. He served on numerous committees and boards both in Roswell, NM, and in Colorado. Dick was in the National Guard for over 8 years and attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He was a dedicated Rotary member and had over 22 years of perfect attendance. He was a co-chairman of the La Jara Rotary Club 4-H Buyers Pool which he enjoyed. Dick enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting and was also an avid hobby woodworker, junk and antiques collector. Dick loved his family. He is survived by his wife Janet; his son Richard “Rick” Fayette (Pam), and stepson Ryan (Annelee) Crawford. Also surviving are his granddaughter Nakole and step-grandsons Ruger, Gatlen and Traceyn. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Mike.
Donaldson, Thomas W. 1959 JC ~ 13-Oct-2002  Our beloved, Thomas Quincy Davidson, of San Antonio, TX, went to be with our Lord on March 1, 2010, after a battle with Lewy Body dementia. “Tom” was 68 years old. He was born to the late Thomas Q. And Laura Christina O’ Docharty Davidson on March 11, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in Corpus Christi and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, before graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi in 1959. Tom then attended the University of Texas where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In 1970 he married Margaret Ann Dickson in Houston, TX, and relocated to San Antonio, TX, in 1987. Mr. Davidson enjoyed a long career in the life insurance industry before retiring in 1996 from USAA. Tom was known for his smile, laughter, and giving back to his family and community. He was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and participated in Bible studies and various other services. Additionally, he served as a Boy Scout Volunteer and ultimately became District Commissioner from 1992 – 1998. Tom loved outdoor activities including camping with and watching his sons play sports as well as restoring and rebuilding classic cars. His latest years were spent substitute teaching at several area San Antonio High Schools due to his love of teaching and interacting with the students. Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years Margaret Davidson, 4 children including sons Trey Litel, Crayton Davidson, Quincy Davidson, and daughter Dawn Murphy and one brother Charles A. Davidson. He also had 8 precious grandchildren, Collier, Charles and Conrad Litel, Nick and Tyler Murphy, and Maggie and Katherine Davidson.
Downs, Seth R., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 04-Feb-2004
Eagleman, Jan T. 1959 JC ~ 12-Feb-1997
Edgett, Robert N., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 13-Jun-2009  (February 13, 1941 to June 13, 2009) Bob passed away on June 13, 2009, from complications related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved around a lot growing up, before settling in San Diego. A true ‘risk-taker,’ Bob managed to crash in or on most things that moved, including several cars, motorcycles, and a dramatic hang glider accident which he was lucky to survive! This real-world experience served him well in his professional life as an accident investigator for the San Diego Police Department (started in 1975) and, later, as co-founder of the company, American Professional Investigations (1984-1999). Bob was an avid bicycling and soccer fan. He generously volunteered his time coaching youth soccer for over ten years, and helped organize San Diego Velodrome Association events on a weekly basis. A ‘gear-head’ from an early age, Bob was passionate about his 1932 Model “A” ‘Street Rod’ and spent many weekend nights MC’ing at various Rod Run events. Even after Alzheimer’s disease started taking him away, Bob could still talk cars! Bob truly loved life, and was constantly giving of his time and experience. He was an inspiration to a host of young people in the community, while living in University City for over 12 years. He is most fondly remembered by his two sons, Jim and Alan. He is survived by Jim and Julie Edgett and their two boys in Dublin, CA, as well as Alan and Meg Edgett and their daughter and son in Irvine, CA; his brother, Steve Edgett and family in Mill Valley; and his sister, Sue Lane and family in El Cajon. We all miss you, Bob! Bob served in the U.S. Air Force (Sept. 8, 1959 to Oct. 23, 1961) and Naval Reserves (April 9, 1975 to April 8, 1979).
Eiffert, Jerry B. 1959 JC ~ 19-Sep-1998
Evers, William Harry 1959 HS ~ 09-Mar-1999
Farrell, Patrick G. 1959 JC ~ 24-May-2002
Fletcher, John B. 1959 HS ~ 26-Nov-2004
Flohr, Edward W. “Ned”, II 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 01-Sep-2017 Proud lifelong citizen of Seattle, was born on November 22, 1938, and died in the same city on September 1, 2017. Ned was predeceased by Nancy, his beloved wife of 46 years, in 2008, and by their youngest son, Peter, in 2016. He is survived by his three children and their families: Jeanne & John Keckemet (Peter, Genevieve, Charlie) of Seattle; Michael & Julie Flohr (Amelia, Benjamin, Sophia, Jacob) of Lake Forest Park; Susan and Tom Harvey (Kate, Bridget, Michael) of Alantic Beach, FL; and by Peter’s children (Isabel, Wiley). Ned was many different things to many different people. He lived life on his own terms, and derived enormous satisfaction from community involvement, as an active member in Seattle and Ballard Rotary, The United Way, Junior Achievement, and Ducks Unlimited. Ned was always ready to offer help and advice. Beside his family, some of Ned’s fondest memories and proudest accomplishments include: attending the New Mexico Military Institute (1955-1958), and attending and graduating from Seattle University (1962), an Institution he continued to be involved with and support after his graduation, and until his death. He worked for many years with his father (Carlos) and uncle (Firmin) at Flohr & Co. Metal Fabricators in Ballard, until he and three partners bought the company in the late ’70s, and rechristened it Flohr Metal Fabricators, Inc. Ned served as the president of FMF until selling it in 1988. He was deeply involved at Ballard Community Hospital, serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees during the merger with Swedish Medical Center in 1992. Subsequently, he served on the Swedish Hospital Board of Trustees from 1992-2011. Ned’s longtime service as an usher at his parish, St. James Cathedral, brought him special satisfaction, as did his involvement with the West Marine Pacific Cup, both as a race participant and a boat inspector.
Fones, William N. 1959 HS ~ 09-Dec-2009 was born on January 23, 1941 and passed away on December 9, 2009.
Ford, Ray D. 1959 JC ~ 01-Mar-1997
Garcia, Robert S. 1959 JC ~ 14-Mar-2000
Gordon, Daniel S. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 27-Dec-2009 70, was born October 7, 1939 and died December 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, A. James and Dorothy Gordon and brother James H. Gordon. He is survived by his wife Connie, of the home and daughters Kelley R. Spencer and Husband Matt of Wichita, Kansas and Elizabeth Smith and Husband Doug of Phoenix, Arizona and grandchildren Kasey R. Spencer of Overland Park, Kansas and Dakota W. Spencer of Wichita, Kansas. Dan was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Team for several years, being awarded the Red Cross Volunteer of the year in 1999. He designed and created a monument for his father’s World War II 561st Field Artillery Battalion which was dedicated at Fort Sill on May 3, 2002. He has been a volunteer at the Tinker AFB pharmacy and ID sections and has received his 5 year volunteer award. He was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 9265 on South Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. He was a collector of baseball caps, beer steins, and AWACS E-3A memorabilia. He treasured his friends, liked keeping company with the 7:30 ladies, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his friend David Brookshire. He was a good husband and father and will be sorely missed.
Graham, Billy W. 1959 JC ~ 10-Sep-2011
Griffith, Dudley M. 1959 HS ~ 26-Jan-2005
Guy, Thomas W. 1959 HS ~ 13-Dec-1994
Hall, Robert E. 1959 JC ~ 18-Jul-2002
Hamler, James F. 1959 HS ~ 01-Aug-1974
Hankinson, Christopher K. 1959 JC ~ 01-Mar-1976
Harris, Donald P., Jr. 1959 JC ~ 24-May-1997
Harris, WO Jerry L., USA 1959 HS – Vietnam-Killed in action while conducting a helicopter reconnaissance flight on 28 August 1948.
Harroun, John S. 1959 JC ~ 01-Nov-1975
Hecht, Cornelius F. “Fred” 1959 JC ~ 24-Sep-2013 , of Malletts Bay, passed from this life into the gentle loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Sept. 24, 2013. Born in Allentown, Pa., Jan. 12, 1939, he moved with his family to Mexico in 1946. The family often took trips to New York City to visit family, attend Broadway musicals and Yankee ballgames. At age 14, Fred and his mother took a steamer from the Yucatan Peninsula to New York City to attend a French pastry school. While living in Mexico, Fred became a member of the Boy Scouts of America, attending the 1955 Jamboree in San Diego, Calif. The family spent many vacations deep sea fishing in Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. In Fred’s junior year of high school, he returned to the states and enrolled at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., where he excelled both academically and in rank. Fred’s career began outside New York City as an engineer with InterChemical Corp, and he attended night classes at Fairleigh Dickinson University, before joining IBM in Essex Junction as an engineer. After 30 years with IBM, Fred retired and began working part time at ACE Hardware and Agway. Fred was preceded in death by his father, Cornelius Tanis Hecht, mother, Anna Ruth Marquette Hecht, of Mexico City, Mexico; and brother, Col. Robert Craig Hecht of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Fred leaves his devoted and loving wife, Karen Sue; son, Frederick Anthony Hecht and fiancee, Becky Peters, grandson, Tyler Hecht, and extended family Amanda, Chelsea and Cole Haley, all of Fairfax; and daughter, Pamela Sue Hecht, granddaughter, Karen-Marie Tanis Peterson and husband, Ryan, and great-grandsons, Nathaniel and Elisha, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Henderson, Scott C. 1959 HS ~ 16-Nov-2011
Herkenhoff, LTC W. Eugene, USA (Ret) 1959 HS ~ 20-Jan-2016
Hicks, William 1959 JC ~ 09-Feb-2014
Hill, Robert A. 1959 JC
Hitchcock, Samuel G. 1959 JC ~ 12-Sep-1996
Hooks, Jerry G. 1959 HS ~ 14-Oct-2017 76, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2017, in Florida. He was born July 31, 1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his family later moved to Amarillo, Texas.  He attended and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and Texas Tech University. He had many interests in business, oil and gas, as well as finance and banking. He held several positions in banks across Texas, including Security State Bank in Abilene. He loved golf and happily played many weekend and pro/amateur tournaments at Abilene Country Club and Fairway Oaks Golf Club in Abilene. He served in the United States Army, ending his service overseas as a 1st Lieutenant. His surviving family includes Kyle and Marie Hooks, Kara and David Dillman, as well as five grandchildren, who he adored.  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace M. And Lorine (Puckett) Hooks, a brother, Howard Hooks, and uncle, Dr. Howard Puckett.
Keithley, Kendall W. 1959 HS ~ 29-Jan-2002
Knowles, MAJ James F. “Jim”, USAF (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 12-Jul-2018 80, of Hereford passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home. James, son of the late Daniel Emmerson and Amy Dona (Fraser) Knowles was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 2, 1938. Jim graduated from Tucson High School and received his Associates Degree from New Mexico Military Institute. He served his country proudly for 20 years with the United States Air Force as a pilot and attained the rank of Major. While serving his country Jim saw action during two tours in Vietnam. Jim received the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1970 and the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service for Leadership and Devotion. After his retirement from the Military, Jim flew for America West Airlines for 12 years and retired as a captain in 2001. Jim has resided in Arizona for the past 64 years. He loved astronomy and carpentry. His love for carpentry led him to build his home in Hereford where he has resided for the past 20 years. He also had a star named after him which is officially registered and located at RA150.1547018 and Declination32.083511 named in the honor of James Gun Fighter Knowles, in the Universal Star Catalog dated December 25, 2015. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by a stepson, Michael Avery, his beloved companions, Tigger, Callie, Boss, and Moxie. Jim is survived by his wife Opal J. (Ward) Knowles; two sons, Kurt J. Knowles (Sandee) and James W. Knowles (Yvette); a stepdaughter, Teresa R. Cotton; seven grandchildren, Edward and Shelby Knowles, Tommy, Malissa, and Michael Knowles, Sariel Gauthier and Rodger Bute; two great grandchildren, James D. Gauthier and Kayla Knowles. There are no visiting hours.
Koch, Melton B. 1959 HS ~ 01-May-2012 was born on August 4, 1941 and passed from this life on May 1, 2012 at the age of 70. He retired after 34 years from the Office of Comptroller of the Currency as a Senior Bank Examiner. Mel is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; children, Melanie Dianne Koch-Mendez (Gabriel), Melton Barton Koch, Jr., Brian Randolph Koch; grandchildren, Reid Michael and Kristofer Melton Jakob.
Krawetz, Harry A. 1959 HS ~ 13-Jun-2014 passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 72. Harry was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M. He ranched most of his life west of Dilley, Texas and for many years was an air conditioning contractor in San Antonio. He was on the board of directors for the San Antonio Air Conditioning Contractors Association and National Association of Royalty Owners-Texas. He was also a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers and Texas Land & Mineral Owner Association. Surviving is his love of his life, his wife of 45 years, Patricia.
Laidlaw, Fred C. 1959 HS ~ 13-Dec-2003
Lewis, G. Dan 1959 JC ~ 04-Aug-2016 (Dan) died on August 4th, 2016, at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. He was a retired resident of Morro Bay on the California central coast. He was born on May 12, 1939, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Roswell, to George and Clara Lewis of Dexter, N.M. He was reared in Dexter, graduating as valedictorian from Dexter High in 1957, where his father was the long serving high school math teacher and basketball coach and his mother the librarian. He graduated from NMMI at Roswell in 1959, and finished his formal education with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University at Dallas, TX, in 1961. He taught high school math for a year in Espanola, NM, then moved to Oakland, CA, where he worked for a decade at Kaiser as a financial analyst. He moved to Los Gatos, CA, near San Jose in 1973, and managed the Old Town Wine Cellar where he developed an interest in wine making. He started his own wine marketing business, that developed into his own winery in the early 1980’s, a business he pursued until his retirement some years ago. It was through their interest in wine that he met his wife, Sylvia Jordan, when they were attending an enology class at the local college in Los Gatos. He and Sylvia moved to Santa Fe, where he continued his wine marketing throughout west and central US, with his son, Stillman operating the winery and taking over the duties of wine maker. Sylvia was a teacher for the Santa Fe schools and they designed and built a home in the Cerrillos area. Several years ago, they returned to California to be near their son and grandchildren. Dan is survived and mourned by Sylvia, their son, Stillman and their adult grandchildren: John, Jake and Luke, all of Morro Bay; his brother Jack Lewis and wife, Kum Hee of Oakland, CA; two sisters: Flossie Blackwell, Jr. of Edgewood, NM, and Helen Ault of Buena Park, CA; and several nieces and nephews, including; LeAnn Sandoval and Lisa Reinecke of Dexter, NM, and Doug Reinecke of Jemez, Springs. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Don Lewis; his brother Wallace Reinecke; his mother and father and step-mother, Opal Reinecke Lewis.
Linck, Ralph E., Jr. 1959 JC ~ 17-Jul-2014  passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 after valiantly battling a long-term illness. His fighting spirit and tenacious personality will be remembered by everyone who knew and loved him. He will be dearly missed. Ralph was born in Big Spring, Texas and later graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. A long-term resident of Pleasanton, he is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Patricia Rose Costello, devoted son, Ralph “Pace” Eugene Linck, III and his wife Tracy, of Pleasanton, and his two grandchildren, Jodie Rose and PJ Linck.
Low, James E. 1959 HS ~ 26-Jan-2000
Ludewig, William K. 1959 HS
Lynn, LTC Jeffrey A., NMMI 1959 HS ~ 20-Nov-2009
Marquez, Lorenzo A., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 21-Jun-2004
Mayes, William R. 1959 JC ~ 05-May-1999
Mazorra, Stanley R. 1959 JC ~ 15-Aug-1987
McDonald, Maurice R. 1959 JC ~ 15-Dec-2007 (December 6, 1938 – December 15, 2007) Maurice McDonald, age 69, died peacefully in his home on December 15, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer. He was proceeded in death by son, Robert McDonald, and is survived by his beloved wife, Paula Rhae McDonald; children, John McDonald, Heather McDonald, Michelle Kimbrell, Chris Tarpley, and James Tarpley; siblings, Richard McDonald and Diane McDonald; grandchildren, Samantha Bruns, Kai Bruns, Shea Ward, and Violet Tarpley; nieces and nephews, Kim McDonald, Randy McDonald. Heidii Vogue, and Shawn Vogue and his faithful companion, Lucky. He was born Dec. 6, 1938 in Albuquerque New Mexico to John and Helen McDonald. Maurice attended grade school and high school in Albuquerque as well as UNM and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. After serving in the Coast Guard, he settled in Santa Fe, in 1969 where he worked in real estate. Maurice founded the Libertarian Party of New Mexico in which he was politically active his entire adult life. He was staunch supporter of American Indian Art and an avid collector. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and will remain in our hearts forever.
McKay, Darwin F. 1959 JC ~ 15-Apr-1984
McPhaul, Donald P. 1959 HS ~ 24-Jun-2013 71, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 25, 1941, in Socorro, New Mexico. He married Shirley Ann Thurman May 2, 1959 in Acuna. Pat was involved in farming and the oil and gas industry. He retired as a land and ranch appraiser. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colorado City. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McPhaul of Colorado City two sons, Rick McPhaul and wife, Tracey of Big Lake and Randy McPhaul of Sheffield one daughter, Julie Rogers and husband, Ronnie of Littlefield eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, John and Raye McGregor.
Meade, Dr. Thomas E. 1959 HS ~ 16-Jul-2016 age 75, dedicated family man, local dentist, and inventor, passed away July 16, 2016.  A graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, Tom attended Tulane University before graduating from the dental program at Marquette University. Tom was awarded the Bronze Star while serving as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. After receiving an honorable discharge he opened a dental practice in Albuquerque. He has been recognized as a pioneer for his work on sleep disorders and held four patents for dental appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Tom was also known for his love of old cars and travel. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Oxnard Meade; his children, Gary Meade, Lori Caldwell-Carr (Tim), Thomas Meade, Jr. (Michele), Charles Meade (Julie), and John Meade (Lindsay); and his grandchildren, Russell, Adam, Sheridan, Celeste, Noelle, Benjamen, Scarlett, Ethan, and Sasha. His life was also deeply touched by so many others, especially Deborah Mann; the Eylicio family: Chancy, Manny, Dominick, Julian, and Hailey Jo; and so many others. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Frank; his mother, Viola; and his brother, George.
Merchant, Henry R., III 1959 HS
Mollohan, Larry C. 1959 HS ~ 16-Apr-1992
Morris, Deward L. 1959 HS ~ 28-Aug-2006
Muir, John B. 1959 JC ~ 04-Jan-2000
Noelke, Harry E. 1959 JC ~ 09-Apr-2009 Hal 7h Ranch. The sign at the highway is the entry to a small piece of God’s country. From the top of a cedar hill in the West Pasture, the headquarters can be seen down in the valley near the Dutch Woman Draw. The Noelke’s have lived on Dutch Woman Draw since the 1800’s. This past November, doctors informed Hal that he has a short time left to live. Hal died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at the 7h Ranch Headquarters in Irion County, surrounded by family and friends. This sunrise, or the next, you feel like he is going to back up his white truck from under the carport for a final run to pump his stripper wells, go by his shearing operation to check his counts, and end up in Mertzon eating lunch with a friend. Hal’s father, Harry Montgomery Noelke, and his mother, Ella Fries, moved to the ranch in the late 1920’s about the time his grandfather W. M. Noelke passed away. Hal was born in San Angelo, Texas, on July 28, 1939. He was raised on the 7h ranch, where he affectionately earned the nickname “Wart”. He attended New Mexico Military Institute. In 1961 he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and married Wynnell Emery. Hal left the ranch for several years when he joined the army. During his time in the military, he was stationed at Kaiserslautern, Germany, as an officer with the 3rd armored cavalry. He was very proud of the time he spent improving the firearm proficiency of his fellow soldiers, including one young man who later sent Hal a note that this instruction allowed this man to return from the war alive. Hal left the military and returned to the ranch in 1963. When his father died in 1967, Hal became the 3rd generation to manage the 7h ranch. Hal was very active in range management and was profiled in Time Magazine in 1982. During his tenure, the ranch was best known for the Maine-Anjou cattle, fine wool Rambouillet sheep and Angora goats. Hal has instilled a love for the ranch in his daughters, Elisabeth Noelke and Rebecca Noelke-Richey. Hal was also interested in oil and gas. He started a partnership, irioncorp, and had a successful oil and gas production company operating wells in Irion County. Wart was very active with the West Texas Boys’ Ranch, Texas Maine-Anjou Association, National Beef Cattlemen’s Association and Irion County 4H. He was also a member of the Confederate Air Force, Irion County Lion’s Club and the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, Calif. He is survived by his sister, Marian Atcheson; his nephew, Jim Atcheson; his nieces, Catherine Atcheson and Carol Atcheson Spooner; his daughters, Elisabeth Noelke and Rebecca Noelke-Richey; his grandchildren, Kahlan Dietz, Adric Dietz, Jessica Richey, Monica Richey, Brooke Richey; and his friend Ann Bailey and her family, David and Elizabeth Bailey, Aubree and Everett Bailey.
Nye, Orville T., III 1959 HS ~ 28-Nov-2010 passed away Nov. 28 in Lake Havasu City at the age of 69. Orville was born on Sept. 2, 1941, in Ventura, Calif., to Orville II and Barbara (Selby) Nye. * Orville moved to Lake Havasu City two years ago from Hamilton, Mont., where he retired as a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers doing road construction. He was a member of Relics and Rods in Lake Havasu City. He is survived by his sons, Orville Thomas Nye IV and David Neil Nye; daughter, Deborah Joyce Beyer; brother, John Phillip Nye; sister, Marilyn Claire Ireys; and seven grandchildren.
O’Connell, Charles V. 1959 HS
Ostrom, James R. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1977
Palmer, Larry W. 1959 HS ~ 01-Sep-1988
Parker, John B. 1959 HS ~ 02-Jul-2008  80, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home. Born in Orange County, Mr. Parker was the son of the late John Thomas and Mamie Harrison Parker. Mr. Parker retired from Hunter Douglas. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Betty Wolfe Parker; two daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Andy Gates and Lora and Brian Cunningham, all of the Caldwell Community; two brothers Bill Parker and Melvin Parker, both of Rougemont; two sisters, Vera Clayton of Roxboro and Lois Evans, of Timberlake; four grandchildren, Adam Gates, Leah Gates, Brendan Cunningham and Evan Cunningham.
Pitts, Richard D. 1959 HS ~ 01-Jun-1984
Plattor, Jerry C. 1959 JC ~ 12-Jun-2017 Jerry died in the loving arms of his wife, Rita Sue (Caudle) Plattor, son J.J., and caretakers at his bedside on June 12, 2017. Jerry graduated from Artesia High School in 1957. He attended New Mexico Military Institute from 1957 1958, Baylor University from 1958 1959 and University of New Mexico 1959 1960. Jerry and Rita married June 12, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Artesia, N.M. They resided in Roswell, N.M. where Jerry operated “Will Travel Drive-In” until 1963. Moving to Midland, T.X. they opened Cliff’s Cafeteria which they operated until September 1964. Upon his father’s death they moved to Alamogordo, N.M. to help his mother run their Cliff’s Cafeteria. In 1966 they purchased Town House in Artesia and operated it until it was sold December 31, 1986. At that time Jerry attended Denver Floral Design School, graduating top in his class, Jerry and Rita then purchased and remodeled the house at 1010 West Main Street and opened Love Bud Floral and Gifts on March 15, 1987. Jerry is survived by his wife Rita; daughter Shelly Sue Lachmann and husband Ken and grandson Austin of Cape Coral, F.L.; son Jerry Clifford Plattor Jr. (J.J.) and his wife Kathy and grandsons Jerry Clifford III (J.C.) and wife Brittnie and great-granddaughter Brynn Everly all of Round Rock, T.X., grandson Dustin Plattor and wife Taylor and soon-to-be great-grandson Kase Ryan of Lubbock, T.X., grandson Kyle Plattor of Marietta, G.A.; also foreign exchange student Jonas Plitt of Ashville, N.C. and loving friend Shannon Gomez of Artesia as well as caregivers Helen Aguilar, Karla Guerrero and Norma Renteria. He was preceded in death by his parents Cliff and Oleta Plattor. Honorary pall-bearers will be his grandsons J.C., Dustin, Kyle, Austin and Jerry Butts, Bill Gray, Jessie Hilliard and Howard Morton.
Pugh, Allen G. 1959 HS ~ 17-Jun-2013
Quinn, Robert Harold 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1976
Rader, Jerry G. 1959 HS ~ 09-Mar-1989
Ramming, John W. 1959 JC
Roberts, James Abner 1959 HS
Robinson, Thomas O., Jr. 1959 HS
Rosenberg, Norman D. 1959 JC
Schnaubert, Charles M. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1970
Seamans, Herbert P., III 1959 JC ~ 16-Oct-2005
Secrest, Robert J. 1959 HS ~ 20-Oct-2008
Sharpe, Howard E. 1959 HS ~ 23-Nov-1988
Smith, Ronald O. 1959 HS ~ 12-Jan-1998
Smoke, Angus J. 1959 JC ~ 20-Sep-2011
Stapleton, Howard D. 1959 JC ~ 26-Aug-2002
Stevens, I. Michael 1959 HS ~ 08-Jan-2016
Sullivan, Charles M. 1959 HS ~ 03-Nov-2010
Taber, Ronald D. 1959 HS ~ 01-Apr-1974
Theis, Philip A. 1959 HS ~ 28-Oct-1996
Turner, LTC Philip B., USA (Ret) 1959 JC ~ 13-Jul-2015 75, died Monday, July 13, 2015, in Savannah. Survivors are his wife, Linda Hooks Turner; son, Jason Lanier (Brandi) and four grandchildren, Aiden and Jocie Lanier, Kaylee and Kylee McGowan; and other relatives.
Vance, Randolph M. 1959 HS ~ 22-Feb-2009
Viveiros, Ronald N. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1973
Vogel, Michael D. 1959 JC ~ 01-Dec-2006 passed away on Friday, December 1, 2006. His health had been on a steady decline in recent years. Although ailing, he remained active in his many interests right to the end. He will be most remembered as a man of principle, who loved his family above all else. Anybody who knew him recognized him to be an extremely willful and intelligent man. He was also a sensitive and perceptive artist, a fly-fisherman, a lifelong mason, and a man of his word. Even as an adopted child, Mike’s family, his memory and legacy will carry on through all of the lives he has touched. He is survived by his wife, Alice; his children, Guy, Mary, Joshua, and Alicia; his sons-in-law, Ed and Sieglinde Potthoff; Mike’s brother, Wayne Wright, and his wife, Patty, their children, Tim Wright, Nate and his wife, Crissy Wright, their children, Guy Riley, Gary, and Natalie; an uncle, aunts, and several cousins; Mike’s brother-in-law, Stuart, wife, Julie, and their children, Amy Aldrete, her husband, Horacio and their children, Analisa, Isabella, and Stuart Horacio; Hope Trigg, her husband, Matt and their children, Tayler Rose and McCarley; Mike’s extended family at his “coffee spots” and in the legal community as well as Alice’s friends and colleagues. Thank you to all for your love and support.
Wall, Thomas E. 1959 HS ~ 04-Jun-2008
Westergard, III, James C. 1959 HS ~ 04-Aug-2018 77, of Idaho Falls, passed away August 3, 2018, at his home. Jim was born September 1, 1940, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to David Lloyd “DL” Westergard and Dorothy Scherb Westergard. He grew up and attended schools in the area and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1959. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), Boise College, and Weber State where he studied Business and Management. On August 18, 1962, he married the love of his life, Jean Mills, in Idaho Falls. Together they raised three children: Janie, David, and Lynett. Jim and Jean made their home in Pocatello and later Idaho Falls, where Jim owned and operated Westergard Mayflower Moving and Storage for more than 30 years. He was an excellent businessman, was involved in Rotary Club and in the Elks Club. He also helped to develop the commercial area around Lindsey Boulevard. Jim enjoyed woodworking, fishing, photography, flying planes, skiing, welding, being in the outdoors, and was an avid golfer. He really was a “fixer of all things.” Most of all he loved spending time with his grandson. Jim is survived by his daughter, Janie (Glen Lozito) Westergard of Gilbert, AZ; daughter, Lynett (Chris Gibson) Westergard of Tucson, AZ; sister, Linda (Tom) Strickland of Evergreen, CO; sister, Mary Lou Schuldt of Fairfield, IA; and grandchild, Michael Gibson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; and son, David Westergard. He had a quick wit and a generous soul. He will be missed.
Whittenberg, Donald E., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 20-Jan-2008
Wier, 1LT Duke L. 1959 JC ~ 22-Jul-2004
Williamson, Ronald D. 1959 HS ~ 01-Nov-1975
Wilson, Ralph R. “Rusty” 1959 HS ~ 26-Dec-2014 of Solana Beach, Calif. passed away on December 26, 2014. Rusty was born October 13,1941 in Kansas City, Mo. to Dr. Ralph R. and Betsy Henderson Wilson. After the death of his parents, Rusty and his sister, Mary Beth moved to Little Rock, Ark. to live with their aunt and uncle, Janis and DeMatt Henderson. Rusty was part of the Lost Class of 1959 at Hall High School and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. He spent a semester abroad in Aix en Provence, France while attending Vanderbilt University, from which he graduated in 1963, and he graduated from Columbia Law School in 1966. Rusty served as Law Clerk to Justice Paul Ward of the Arkansas Supreme Court and practiced law in Little Rock for 25 years with his great friend and mentor Sam Laser. Rusty is survived by his wife of 38 years, George Ann (Yotter) Wilson. During their careers, George Ann and Rusty traveled throughout the southeastern United States for her work and his. After Rusty’s retirement in 1993, they enjoyed touring the Southwest in their RV and made their home in several places in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California. Rusty is also survived by his daughter Betsy (Jason) Meharg, of Lamar, Ark., his son, Ralph R, Wilson III of Fayetteville, Ark., his stepson Seth H. (Claire) McElvaney III of Raleigh, N.C., and his sister Mary Beth (Nick) Harkins of Jackson, Miss. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Abby, Jack, Lydia, Lily, and Josh Meharg, and Anika, Olivia, and Ethan McElvaney, and by loyal canine friend Elly.
Wilson, Thomas C., IV 1959 JC ~ 15-Mar-1992
Wolff, Frederic P. 1959 JC ~ 19-Aug-2015  age 76, of Goodrich died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 27, 1939 in Menominee, Michigan, to George and Elizabeth Wolff. He graduated from Menominee high school in 1957. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico on a football scholarship, where he won a National Jr. College Championship in 1958. He completed his undergraduate education at Western Michigan University, graduating in 1963, with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He later earned a Master’s degree in education from Michigan State University. In the fall of 1963, Fritz began teaching and coaching football at Goodrich. He would teach for 42 years at Goodrich High School, retiring in 2005. Fritz coached football at Goodrich for 47 years, as well as coaching 3 years at Grand Blanc, and 1 year at Swartz Creek. In 1994 he was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Fritz was a longstanding member of the Goodrich United Methodist Church. He enjoyed vacationing with his family, golfing, and reading historical literature. Fritz is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynda; 3 children, Michelle (Dan) Hughes, Jeffrey Wolff, and Michael (Erin) Wolff; 4 grandchildren, Jordan and Kaitlyn Hughes, and Dawson and Brayden Wolff; 2 brothers, William and Kenneth (Dianna) Wolff. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elizabeth Wolff, and his nephew Kenneth Robert Wolff, Jr..


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Amos, Charles C. 1958 HS
Anderson, David W. 1958 JC ~ 19-Apr-2013 n April 19, 2013. After putting up a valiant fight against cancer, Dave left his earthly body to find eternal rest in the loving arms of his Savior. He is survived by his faithful wife of 50 years, Linda his devoted daughters, Amy (Joel) and Julie (Bill) and his adoring grandchildren, Alex, Nico, Elena, Liliana, Kara, Ryan, Michael, Blaine and Connor. Dave was born in Akron, Ohio to David and Ruby Anderson and raised in Burbank, California where he was class president and captain of the football team at Burbank High School (’56). He went on to play football at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from San Jose State University (’61) with a business degree. He proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1961 – 1963. He married Linda Martin in 1962. Dave began his own business, Anderson Air Conditioning, Inc. in Orange County in 1968. Dave was a well-respected business owner and mentor to many as well as an active member in his community and church. Dave enjoyed many things among them: classical music, sailing, football, travel, and his beloved California Angels. Dave was a principled and loving father and grandfather who served as the ultimate role model to the entire family. Later in life, Dave took an active role in his grandchildren’s lives and loved to watch their sporting events and support them in their education. Dave’s influence is far reaching and his legacy will live on through the lives of his many friends, family, and all who had the great privilege of knowing this wonderful man. Though his loss is greatly felt here on earth, comfort is taken in the fact that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Anger, Edgar H. 1958 JC ~ 09-Jan-2006
Atkins, Kenneth W. 1958 JC ~ 28-Feb-2002
Balyeat, Dr. Hal D. 1958 HS ~ 24-May-2003
Barker, Leo Norman 1958 JC
Bates, Steve S. 1958 JC ~ 20-May-2000
Berardinelli, Michael V. 1958 HS ~ 29-Apr-2003
Berland, Dr. Joseph C., Ph.D. 1958 HS ~ 25-Jul-2009 cattleman, scholar-educator, golfer, charismatic peripatetic, father, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at his home in Moscow, Idaho. Joe Berland was born and reared in the family’s cattle enterprise in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeastern Oregon. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Lewis & Clark College and the University of Manitoba. He was awarded a Ph.D. In Anthropology by the University of Hawaii for his three-year study of early childhood development amongst peripatetic artisans and entertainers (gypsies) in the Punjab of northeast Pakistan. His dissertation was published by Harvard University Press under the title “No Five Fingers Are Alike.” Dr. Berland was a noted educator, writer and lecturer. He was variously affiliated with Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.; Qaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan; The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji; The Inter Cultural Institute, Kansai-Kyoto, Japan; Oxford University; and Evansville Day School. In Henderson County, he is remembered for helping delay the locally mandated closing of small but successful country schools, most notably Hebbardsville. Joseph was the son of Floris Sorensen Berland and Kelsay Edward Berland of Enterprise, OR. His daughter is Kelsay Sawyer Berland of Chapel Hill, NC; his son, John Francis Priest Berland of Henderson County; his brother, John Edward Berland of Portland, OR. For some time he was married to Virginia Sawyer Priest of Henderson County. He also fostered numerous scholars across the globe, including godsons Waseem Ahmad of Peshawar, Pakistan, and Indianapolis and Vasubandu Misra of Mysore, India, and Tallahassee, FL.
Block, Gary J. 1958 HS ~ 21-Aug-1969
Brady, John Ellis 1958 HS ~ 06-Aug-2014 75, of Galesburg, died at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. John was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the son of Talbert Lee and Edith Pauline (Surguy) Brady. He married Martha Lynn Wilson on March 17, 1966, in Carbondale, and she survives. He was raised in Tucumcari and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in 1958. John served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1963 when he was honorably discharged. He then attended Southern Illinois University and graduated with a degree in dental technology. John was a certified dental technician and was the owner of Brady Crown and Bridge Dental Laboratory. John was an avid sportsman, who loved to fish and duck hunt. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the NRA. John is survived by his three daughters, Edie (James) Lazzari and their children, Brad and Rachel of Peoria; Laura (Claudio) Herrero and their children Sofia and Colin of Ft. Myers, Florida; and Janet (Bart) Lammey and their children Kate and George of Normal. Also surviving is his sister, Pollyanne Mobley of Tucumcari, New Mexico; brother, Jack Lee (Laura) Brady of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Jean Colleen Brady.
Brown, Tyre H., IV 1958 HS ~ 08-Jun-2011 71, beloved husband of Rita Daniel Brown, died following a brief battle with cancer, June 8, 2011. They were nearing their 50th anniversary. Mr. Brown was born Dec. 8, 1939, in New Haven, CT. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and Albuquerque, NM. Because of his strong love of mountains, they settled in Flagstaff in 1970. He was quoted as saying when he saw the San Francisco Peaks, “I knew I had come home.” He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in physical science at Northern Arizona University. During his career, he had worked as lab manager for the NAU Physics Department, at the Wire and Cable Division of W.L. Gore, and prior to retirement had been an educator with the Flagstaff Public Schools. His love of learning encompassed many subjects and he was a naturally gifted teacher in the sciences and math. As a member of the Steering Committee under President John Kavanagh, he was proud of helping to get the Coconino Community College for Flagstaff on the ballot. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, serving as an altar boy at age 12. At Church of the Epiphany in Flagstaff, he served most recently on the Vestry, the Finance Committee and Holy Folders volunteers. Mr. Brown was a great student of history, with a special interest in the Civil War. Growing up, his interest in sports included Western saddle horseback riding, expert level figure skating, Alpine skiing and hiking the Grand Canyon with the Prairie Trek. He and his family shared a great love of all kinds of music, especially classical and folk. He played the guitar and loved to dance. Mr. Brown was a great animal lover and especially intrigued with the endless variety of dogs, birds, fish and reptiles. He and Rita had spent many years rescuing abandoned cats in their neighborhood. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Rita; son Warren Brown of Colorado; daughter Halli Fossaceca (David); two grandchildren; sister Evelyn Tumlin (Bob) of Mississippi; two nephews; aunt Kathleen Toler of Washington; and several cousins, nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
Burford, Leonard W. “Len” 1958 HS ~ 14-Feb-2013 77, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Norman. He was born in Lindsay on Oct. 6, 1935, to Earl Elmore and Faye (Webb) Burford. Services for Mr. Burford are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. 3rd St. in Lindsay, with Dr. Lavonn Brown and Pastor Randy Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, with Masonic services by the Moore Masonic Lodge No. 539. Len married Tujuana Sue Wayland on June 8, 1957, in Maysville. They had three sons. In 1968, Len and his family moved from Lindsay to Norman. Len’s career was in farming and manufacturing. Len was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norman and a member and past Master of the Moore Masonic Lodge No. 539. He was also a member and past president of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and of the Oklahoma Trapshooting Association. He enjoyed quail hunting with his friends and family, flying, competitive shooting, golf, barbecuing, watching his Irish terrier, Kate, win shows, and being with his grandchildren and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Faye Burford. Len is survived by his wife, Tujuana Burford; his three sons, Leonard Michael Burford and wife Delcy, Jim Wayland Burford and John Elmore Burford; grandchildren John E. Burford III and wife Angie and Megan Len Burford; and two great-grandchildren, Karl Austin Hancock and Chase Edward Burford.
Burke, Edmund III 1958 HS ~ 10-Jun-2010  71, died Thursday, June 10, 2010.
Campanella, Louis W. 1958 JC ~ 26-Sep-1989
Campbell, Barrie McCulloch 1958 HS ~ 15-Mar-2005
Carter, Jerry D. 1958 HS ~ 01-Dec-1992
Chamberlain, J. Max, Jr. 1958 HS ~ 12-Dec-2004
Clark, Ronald B. 1958 HS ~ 26-Sep-2010 69, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1944, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord Sunday, September 26, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Clark, brother, Milton, Jr. Clark and brother, Douglas Clark. He is survived by his brother, Ed Clark. He was a contractor and builder of homes and apartments. He became a successful real estate investor and land developer. He was highly respected and loved by the business community. He lived a life full of excitement and adventure. He was a hot air and helium balloonist. In 1981 he was one of the four man crew to accomplish the 1st transpacific balloon crossing in the Double Eagle V. He was instrumental in the opening of the Anderson/Abruzzo balloon museum. He loved to travel, laugh, and eat good food, ski and ride rollercoasters with his children and grandchildren. Most important, he was married to the love of his life, Shirley M. Clark for over 51 years; He was an amazing father to son, Ronald M. Clark and wife, Sherry; son, Scott B. Clark and wife, Pamela; and daughter, Christie L. Humphrey and husband, Ron; The pride and joy of his life were his eight grandchildren: Amanda, Jillian, Shane, Cameron, Ryan, Alexis, Dylan and Brock. Ron Clark lived life to the fullest and he loved the Lord, his friends and his family with all his heart. He will be dearly missed. Services will be held Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m., at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna NE, with Skip Heitzig officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cameron Humphrey, Ryan Humphrey, Ron Humphrey, Shane Clark, Gene Wilkins, Mike Anglin, Don Grady, Larry King and Mark Seider.
Clemmons, Woody J. 1958 HS ~ 29-Aug-2015  75, passed away peacefully in his home on August 19, 2015 in Round Rock, TX. Woody was born December 14, 1939 in Pampa, TX, the son of Woodrow and Onieta Clemmons. He spent most of his childhood in Roswell, NM and attended NMMI. He moved to Albuquerque, and graduated from Highland High in 1958. He attended both UNM and Texas Western (UTEP) and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. His sales career started in El Paso with Carnation, Yardley of London in Dallas, Peter Pan Seafoods in Atlanta and Seattle and back to Albuquerque as VP of Marketing with Premier Distributing and finally in Roswell, NM for Rainbow Bread Dist. In 1999 he moved to Hamilton, TX where he retired and lived for 15 years. He married the love of his life, Kay Cloninger on June 28, 1970 in Hamilton, TX. They welcomed two beautiful daughters Kimberly and Amy. Woody had a passion for golfing, fishing, bowling, the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family and friends. His humor, singing and dancing gave joy to all. His grandchildren Breely, Jack, Hannah and Carlee completed his life to its fullest. Survivors include Kay Clemmons; daughter Kimberly Peterson and husband Brett; daughter Amy Sellers and fiance Coy Jones; sister Nanette Bolden and daughter Sara Ransom of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Breely and Jack Peterson, Hannah Sanchez and Carlee Sellers and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow and Onieta Clemmons. Woody and Kay recently moved to Round Rock where they became involved with the Age of Central Texas Adult Day Center. Woody called it his “job” and loved attending because of the great staff and friends he met there.
Clendenen, Jeff L. 1958 HS ~ 28-Feb-2003
Colquitt, Prescott K., Jr. 1958 HS
Cottle, Warren Terry 1958 HS ~ 20-Nov-1999
Cunningham, Jack R. 1958 JC ~ 12-Mar-2005
Dawson, Douglas R., II 1958 HS
Dixon, Capt Lee C., USAF 1958 JC  – Vietnam-Killed in action in a plane crash near Pleiku on 7 January 1966.
Dodson, Lee D. 1958 JC ~ 27-Jun-2007 was born in Sacramento and was raised in El Segundo, California. The eldest of six children to Agnes and Herbert, Lee was raised in a modest two-bedroom bungalow where Lee attended school and was captain of the football team at El Segundo High. While at UCLA on a scholarship, Lee lettered in Football and Rugby. He was also a proud member of Phi Delta Kappa, KELP, ROTC, and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1962. After U.S. Army basic training, Ranger and Airborne schools, 2nd Lt. Lee Dodson was sent to Mainz, Germany where he became the officer in charge of the football and wrestling teams for the Army 8th Division. During his tour in Germany he met Marion. They were married in Basil, Switzerland in 1963. Captain Lee Dodson, was honorably discharged from the Army in 1964 and became a reserve Special Forces officer, Green Beret in Washington, D.C. area where Lee also became a top salesman for Revlon Cosmetics. Later Lee and Marion moved back to California where Lee became a mortgage banker. In April 1964, his son Eric was born and then came his daughters Katrina and Jolene. The Dodson’s moved to Solana Beach in 1971 and Lee continued to commute to Orange County. Ultimately, Lee decided he needed to be his own entity and founded LEDO Financial. Lee knew that athletic scholarships helped him early in life, and put his effort into establishing an annual LEDO Financial Golf Tournament to benefit various athletic programs. It later became known as the YMCA Golf Classic and over the years generated over two million dollars to help support athletic programs and children in the community. In his later years, Lee’s hobbies and lifestyle took a new direction. He became a proud grandpa O’Pa to his two granddaughters Amanda and Melody and polished his culinary skills at Sunday dinners at his home in Rancho Santa Fe. Lee was honored by the El Segundo High School Hall of Fame, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA with a Red Triangle Award for Dedication, Unselfish Service and Inspiring Leadership and by the UCLA Rugby Hall of Fame as team captain and All American to the U.S. Rugby team. Lee Dodson is survived by his wife of 44 years Marion, his son Eric, daughters Katrina and Jolene, his daughter-in-law Sarah and two granddaughters Amanda and Melody. Lee was 69 (the same number as his UCLA football uniform), when he passed away peacefully on June 27th, 2007.
Duff, Berry N., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 10-Sep-2005
Durham, Charles E. 1958 HS ~ 01-Feb-2013 73, of Austin Texas passed peacefully on February 1st surrounded by family. Charles, known to friends as Charlie, was a native Austinite. He graduated from McCallum High School, attended the University of Texas, and was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. After military service he worked in the family business, Durham’s Business College, and later in Real Estate with his brother Glynn. Charles loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his wife and family, pets, and many friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Charles is preceded in death by his uncle, Bill Durham of Waco and brother, Glynn Durham of Austin. Charles leaves behind wife Joyce, daughter Julie and husband Eric Hiegert, son Guy Durham, and grandchildren Seth Allen and Havana Hiegert, all of Austin.
Edwards, George V. 1958 JC ~ 19-Aug-2009 72, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Mr. Edwards served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Smith, Kline and French as a pharmaceutical representative with a vast territory where he spent a lot of time on the road. Survivors include wife, Cindy of Wichita Falls; daughters, Charlotte Tipton of Iowa Park, Michelle Sobay of Wichita Falls; son, Paul of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one brother.
Fouts, Roy W., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 08-Sep-2012 was born July 31, 1940 in Dallas, Texas to Roy & Mattie Ray Fouts. He passed away suddenly on September 8, 2012. Roy is survived by his loving & devoted wife of 23 years, Linda; son, Roy William Fouts, III, of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter & son-in-law, Dena & Grant Reid of Austin, Texas; step-daughter & husband, Jennifer & Chad Cage of Richardson, Texas; step-son, & wife, Joe & Jen Rozgay of Omaha, Nebraska; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Lu & Don Patterson of Midlothian, Texas; nephew & wife, Roy & Julia Armstrong of Taos, New Mexico; niece & husband, Mary Anne & Larry Ross of Midlothian, Texas. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, Jessica, Bonnie & Emily Fouts, Haley, Kellan & Josie Rozgay; Cole & Cason Cage along with numerous cousins. Roy attended school in Duncanville from 1st through 10th grades and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958. He received his BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1962. After graduation he joined the US Navy. He was commissioned as Ensign, served on board the USS HENRICO and in Beachmaster Unit One. He retired from Exxon Mobile in 2002 after 34 years of service where he met and created many enduring and wonderful friendships. After retirement, he served on the Ellis County Appraisal Review Board and was currently serving as Chairman for the third year. Roy believed in and loved his God and country first and foremost. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather & brother. He always respected and valued the opinions of others and had a deep and endless passion to mentor and inspire others’ talents and traits, particularly his devoted wife who loved, respected and appreciated him the most. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville where he had many dear friends who he had known and loved since childhood. His parents and his sister & brother-in-law, Iris & Bob Armstrong, preceded him in death.
Frazier, Charles E. 1958 HS ~ 13-Nov-2003
Gabbert, Peter L. 1958 JC ~ 07-Nov-1998
Gatewood, Arthur P., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 09-Jan-2003
Ginn, Elliott A. 1958 HS ~ 01-Dec-1970
Gipson, Jimmie L. 1958 HS ~ 26-Oct-1993
Glass, George E. 1958 HS
Goodart, J. Phillip 1958 JC ~ 01-Sep-2015 age 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Mildred Paskind. Phil is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Goodart; daughter, Kathryn Goodart-Hermans and husband, Michael; son, Joel W. Goodart and wife, Melanie; grandchildren, Judson, Tucker, Phillip, Corrie, Joshua, and Brandon; sister, Sally Chambers and husband, David; brother, Mike Goodart and wife, Diana.
Griffith, William S. 1958 JC ~ 06-Apr-2004
Hall, Jerry F. 1958 JC ~ 12-Jan-2010  It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, Jerry F. Hall, 71, of El Paso, Texas and formerly of Anthony, on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. He was born November 19, 1938 in El Paso to John Franklin and Elvira M. Ramirez Hall. Jerry graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell; served on the Anthony, Texas Town Council as an Alderman and Mayor Pro-Tem for over 30 years; was a member of the txdot (Texas Transportation) Board and a member of the Jaycees. He also owned and operated Jerry’s Bull-n-Beer, formerly Hall’s Place in Anthony, Texas for 42 years. Jerry was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where he served as lector and communion minister, and was a member of the Anthony Cemetery Association. Those left to mourn his passing are his loving family that include his loving wife of thirty-three years, Sylvia Gonzales Hall of the family home; two sons, Joshua Hall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jacob Hall; two daughters, Gina Guzman and husband Gilbert and their daughter, Kassandra Guzman all of El Paso, Texas and Marisa Hall of Phoenix, Arizona. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Hudson Hall 1940 HS and a sister, Jean Berrier.
Hatch, Robert Warren 1958 HS ~ 08-Feb-2007 He was a joyous man who lived life to its fullest. He passed peacefully in the hospital from complications with pneumonia. A native to the Bay Area, Robert was born and raised in the Piedmont area of Oakland until his family moved to Woodside. Robert and his wife Penelope spent the majority of their lives together in Los Altos prior to their recent move to Santa Rosa. Robert was an active member of the Los Altos Village Association. He was always very energetic when it came to helping to plan and run the annual Los Altos Arts &Wine Festival and was very involved in the Los Altos community. Robert was a graduate of Menlo College, an avid Cal Bear Backer & Football fan, a sports enthusiast, and a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club for 41 years. He loved his Bernese Mountain dogs and always enjoyed great conversation, a good meal and fine wine with his friends and family. He loved his wife and children very much. Those that know him well would know that a part of him never truly grew up. He identified well with and loved the times he spent with his grandchildren and anyone who still has a bit of child left in them. Robert is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife Penelope of 35 years; his sister Bobby & brother Bud; his children, Leo, Rob, Josh, Leslie and their spouses; his loving grandchildren, Evan, Samantha, Heather, Mackenzie, Ashlin, Taylor, Camden, Elliana, Zachary, Lauren & Demi and many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Robert was in the business of insurance for 35+ years. His kindness and enjoyment of life has touched us all.
Haw, Jimmy H. 1958 JC 
Heimerich, Denis A. 1958 HS ~ 16-Apr-2013 died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Suzanne (Perry) Heimerich parents, John and Audrey Heimerich and brother, Lynn Heimerich. Denis is survived by his wife, Kimberly sons, Russ Heimerich and wife Valerie of Sacramento, CA, Bruce and wife Cynthia of San Diego, CA and daughter, Janine Heimerich of Deer Harbor, WA. Grandson Ryan Heimerich, granddaughter Kathryn Heimerich, grandson Mathew Helms and granddaughter Katie Uecker and great-granddaughter Riley Helms also survive him. Denis was a graduate of the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. A veteran of both the Army and Air Force, he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the Air Force in 1979. Following his Air Force career, Denis was an executive in the cable television industry.
Henderson, William C., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 10-Mar-2010 a member of Shreveport’s most prominent broadcasting family, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 10th. He was 70 years old. Bill was born in Shreveport on January 30, 1940 to William Carter Henderson and Gertrude Alverson Henderson. His grandfather, William Kennon Henderson, Jr. Founded Shreveport’s KWKH radio station and, as a prominent broadcasting pioneer, was very influential in the shaping of this nation’s communications industry. His father, Carter, continued in this tradition as one of the founders of KSLA television. From their arrival in Shreveport in the 1890’s, the Henderson family took on a leadership role in the town and championed its virtues throughout the land. A resident of Shreveport for most of his life, Bill shared this passion for the city and remained active in real estate management for the family’s Henderson Properties Company. Bill loved all manner of outdoor sports but was most passionate about fishing and golf. He was a regular fixture at the Palmetto Country Club and the State Line Hunting & Fishing Club where his quick wit, ever present smile and no-nonsense manner were endearing qualities to those that knew him best. Bill was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Edman Henderson; three children, Leigh Pozas of Bakersfield, California; Holly Citelli of Frisco, Texas and Clint Henderson and his wife, Charley of Allen, Texas; three step-daughters, Heather White and her husband, Trey of Denham Springs, LA; Hillary Doyal and her husband, Drew of Shreveport, LA; Haley Edman of Baton Rouge, LA and sister, Dixie Henderson of Frisco, TX. Eight grandchildren also survive Bill.
Hilson, Thomas L. 1958 HS ~ 25-Jul-2004
Holt, Bradley C. 1958 JC
Howey, John E. 1958 JC ~ 19-Oct-2010
Hutchings, Sealy, II 1958 JC
Hutton, William A. 1958 HS ~ 01-Aug-1986
Hyer, Ambrose E. 1958 JC
Jarrell, Dr. Norman David 1958 JC – 20-Mar-2016 (March 22, 1938-March 20, 2016) Colonel N. David Jarrell, USA (Ret) passed away peacefully in Boerne, Texas, surrounded by his family, two days before his 78th birthday and was immediately whisked into the presence of God. David was born in Temple, Texas, to the late Dr. Norman D. Jarrell and Nannette Kahn Jarrell on March 22, 1938. He grew up in Texas City and after graduating from high school in 1956 he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. In 1958, David transferred to the University of Texas in Austin. Since his two years at junior college were not co-ed, he had high hopes of charming the girls on UT’s campus. During a much anticipated first fraternity-sorority party of the year, he met his wife-to-be, Faye Ellis, and they were soon engaged and then married in 1960. David earned his undergraduate degree in psychology at the Univ. of Texas, and later a master’s degree in criminology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He was named a Distinguished ROTC Student in college. In 1961 he was commissioned as a Second Lt. and chose to join the Army. Their first duty station was in Hawaii where their first son, Scott, was born. Two years later, another son, Matthew, was born at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. David proudly served his country for twenty five years. Moving around the world fourteen times, he fought in the Vietnam War and was the MP Battalion Commander in Mannheim, Germany. After retiring from the Army with the rank of Colonel, the family moved to San Antonio, TX, where he worked as a financial advisor for First Command Financial Services. Retiring and moving to the Hill Country was a dream which came true for David and Faye. In 1999 they built their home on eight acres in Boerne, TX, just a stone’s throw from the Guadalupe River. And there, besides clearing their property, playing golf, traveling to Pearland and Plano to see their grandkids, volunteering every week at Patrick Heath Library, volunteering at Hill Country Daily Bread and Hill Country Mission for Health, and enjoying wonderful friends at River Mountain Ranch, David happily began another “tour of duty” this time serving Christ. He and Faye joined First United Methodist Church in Boerne where he loved helping others come to Jesus Christ. He particularly enjoyed serving on teams for Walk to Emmaus. David found many ways to serve God: Chairman of the Administrative Board of FUMC, Church Treasurer, Faith in Action Chair, Financial Peace coordinator, Foundational co-leader of Lifeline Tutoring, and a faithful member of numerous committees and Sunday School. David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye, two loving sons: Scott Jarrell (Karen) of Plano and Matthew Jarrell (Christy) of Pearland. Survivors also include two sisters Gene Heidrich (Art) from Florida, and Jane Pickett (Bud) from Kerrville and one brother, Donald Jarrell (Jona) of California. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Brandon Lillie, Benjamin Jarrell, Catherine Jarrell, and Jillian Jarrell.
Jeffery, Thomas E. 1958 JC ~ 28-Aug-2011 73, a former resident of Olney, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, in Mansfield. Tom was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Fort Worth. He was the son of the late Ed and Maxine Jeffery. Tom was raised in Olney. He graduated from Olney High School in 1956 and continued his education at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. He also served on the Fort Worth and Arlington police forces. Tom retired from American Airlines ramp service, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. He was raised in Olney and was a true “Jeremiah Johnson” at heart; his love for the outdoors was never ending. Tom’s sense of humor, the stories and laughs he shared with family and friends will always be treasured. “At peace my love – no more pain.” Survivors: His memory will be cherished by his wife of 52 years, Jill; daughters, Dawn and husband, Joe Ruzic, Toni and husband, Scott Kreskai; grandchildren, Trey Ruzic and wife, Malisa, Paige Ruzic, Alexandra, Nicholas and Sam Kreskai; great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Ruzic; and a host of relatives and friends.
Jocoy, Donald N. 1958 JC ~ 01-Jun-1982
Kellum, Irl N. 1958 HS ~ 22-Oct-2001
Knight, Dewey F. 1958 HS ~ 25-Apr-2014 age 73, of Oklahoma City, died April 25, 2014. He was born June 4, 1940, in Santa Monica, CA to A.B. Knight and Irene Monroe Knight. Dewey was a businessman and a Master Mechanic. He went to school in El Paso, TX. He attended Ysleta High School and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958. He also graduated from Franklin University in Columbus, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jackie and Tommy Knight. Dewey is survived by his wife, Judy Lee Knight; children, David Knight (April), Mona Donahoe, Steven Knight (Deena), Steven Herriott (Kimi Cox), Salli Johnson (Randy), and Shelley Meisenburg (Chad); sister, Barbara Jarvis (Bob); brother, Bobby Knight (Donna); his children’s mother, Mary Hannon; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Koplan, Edward E. 1958 JC ~ 20-Sep-2008 born on July 5, 1939 passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the age of 69. As a heart transplant recipient of eighteen years, Edward lived a full and rewarding life. After his transplant, he continued his work as the Economic Development Director in Weslaco, Texas for eleven years. He also served as an Assistant City Manager for the City of San Antonio during Hemisphere. In addition he served as the Pecan Valley Economic Development Director in Brownwood, Texas from 1977-1987. He graduated from Central Catholic HS, New Mexico Military Institute, and St. Mary’s University. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olga and Herman Koplan. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Ann; children, Arlene B. Chalkley, Karen Chalkley Lashbrook and husband, Quinton; grandson, Quinton A. Lashbrook; and brother-in-law, Randall Perkins and wife, Maida of Williamsburg, VA. He will also be missed by dear friends Rita and Quentin Meyer and Mary Kathleen Beasley.
Love, Andrew M. 1958 HS
Loveland, Kenneth L. 1958 JC
MacGillivray, Angus I., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 01-Oct-2002
Malone, SFC David H., USA (Ret) 1958 JC ~ 26-Oct-2009 72, died Oct. 26, 2009, in Madisonville. He retired from the Army, was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran and was a member of First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Myran; daughter, Julia Sheppard; sons, Patrick and Devery Patterson; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Massey, William C. 1958 HS ~ 01-Oct-1992
Maxwell, Milem R. 1958 HS ~ 27-Apr-2005
Maxwell, Jr., Perry C 1958 HS – 26-Jun-2018 age 78, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was born to Perry Connolly, Sr. 1925 JC and Virginia (Bell) Maxwell in Graham, Texas on January 9, 1940. Perry was the CEO and owner of Koelling and Associates, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He had a long successful career in mechanical engineering consulting sales and became the best of friends with his colleagues and clients. Perry was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing (both on the water and in the snow), and mountain climbing. He was not only an aviator, he was a member of Business Mens Flying ASSN. Perry will be remembered for the loving husband, father and grandfather he was, and that his favorite time of the year was every August when he spent time with his loving family at Estes Park in Colorado. Perry is preceded in death by his parents; left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31 years, Sandra Maxwell; daughter Melinda Maxwell Beane and husband Clif; daughter Stacey Maxwell Nardi and husband David; 5 grandchildren Alexander Beane, Michela Nardi, Madison Nardi, Maxwell Nardi and Miles Nardi; first cousin Sally Kay Maxwell Hemphill along with numerous extended family and friends.
May, David A. 1958 HS
McCarten, Francis M. 1958 JC
McIntire, Jerald G. 1958 JC ~ 30-Dec-2002
McKee, Henry S., III 1958 JC ~ 01-Oct-2000
McNamara, William 1958 HS
Meredith, Bruce P. 1958 JC ~ 01-Apr-2002
Merritt, Thomas O., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 03-Jun-2000 Age 61, of Gila Bend Arizona, passed away June 3, 2000. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Mershon, John C. 1958 HS ~ 13-Nov-1998
Mills, Fred Z., III 1958 HS ~ 19-Apr-2001
Mizer, Frank R. 1958 HS ~ 25-Jan-1997
Monroe, A. Michael 1958 JC
Morgan, Ronnie P. 1958 JC ~ 23-Jul-2003
Murphy, Terrence R. 1958 HS ~ 05-Mar-1999
Nance, Albert O., Jr. 1958 JC
Neeley, Owen J. 1958 HS ~ 24-Oct-2008 68, of Rexburg, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Rexburg Nursing Center. He was born May 28, 1940, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Oswald J. And Myrtle Munns Neeley. He attended Adams Elementary School and graduated from Madison High School. He also graduated from Utah State University. He married Darla Williams and had two sons, Jay and Jared. They later divorced. He married Sue Travis and they had a daughter, Kimberly. They also later divorced. He farmed and ranched with his father in Canyon Creek and later in Teton Valley. He owned and operated Neeley Flying Service dusting crops. He had a love for horses and raised and trained the Morgan breed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and flying his planes. He is survived by his children, Jay Neeley of Littleton, CO, Jared (Angela) Neeley of Sugar City and Kimberly R. (Neil) Mason of Rigby; stepchildren, Thomas P. Travis of Danbury, CT, Joy E. Travis of Hobson, MT; a sister, Jacqueline (Lyle) Bowen of Idaho Falls; and longtime friend and companion, Faye Beesley of Tetonia. He is also survived by three grandchildren and six step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ina Lyman.
Nelson, Richard H. 1958 HS ~ 03-Sep-2003
Newbill, Gary L. 1958 HS ~ 12-Nov-1991
Newsom, Peter M. 1958 HS ~ 15-Nov-1995
Newton, Samuel G. 1958 HS ~ 10-Apr-2011 70, of Victoria, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born Aug. 11, 1940, in San Antonio, to the late Samuel G. Newton and Marie Louise Berman, both of San Antonio. He was a rancher. He is survived by his wife, Rita Susan Garcia-Newton of Victoria; son, Samuel G. Newton, IV of Austin; sisters, Carol Marie Berman, Charlotte Ann Safir, Willard Merle Samuels, and Laura Tobin Barber. Mr. Newton’s remains were donated to science to further the study of cancer.
Orr, Clyde W. 1958 HS
Payne, David W. 1958 HS ~ 01-Aug-1977
Perry, Ronald C. 1958 JC ~ 15-Dec-2015 77, of Ruidoso passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his home. He was born January 21, 1938 at Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He grew up in Lincoln County graduating from Ruidoso High School in 1956 where he was very involved with all athletic programs. He owned and operated Perry’s Repair and Maintenance Service. At the age of 12 he was adopted by L.C. Perry Jr. who helped raise him. He married Jeanene Carpenter in May of 1977 in Ruidoso. He is survived by his wife, Jeanene; children, Bunny Medina and her husband Manny of Las Cruces, Tony Perry and his wife, Senida of Albuquerque, Anita Perry and her husband, Greg Fouratt of Albuquerque, Ronna Garcia and her husband Mike of Las Cruces, Kelly Chavez of Ruidoso and Rusty Hamilton and his wife Maria of Capitan; grandchildren, Michael, Elena, Amber, Melissa, Adrian, Steven, Vinny, Lindsey and Scout; his sister, Fredda Draper and her husband Carl.
Phoenix, James R. 1958 JC
Pitcock, Larry J. 1958 HS ~ 10-Jul-2014
Pollard, William E. 1958 HS ~ 30-Aug-2006
Power, Jack L. 1958 HS ~ 17-Nov-2006 66, of Hobbs, NM, died November 17, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Lovington, NM. Mr. Power was the president and co-owner of Energy Group, Inc. He was a former member of the Jaycees. He was a graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. Survivors include two sons, Dane L. Power 1986 HS and wife Susy of Phoenix, AZ, and Jason W. Power 1990 HS and girlfriend Thamis Macan Gabhann of Stillwater, MN; a brother, Gail Power and wife Glenda of Midland, Texas; a niece, Lisa Gail Skags of Knoxville, TN; and two grandchildren, Halie and Mackenzie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gail Borden Power and Fay Rhine Power.
Price, Richard D. 1958 HS ~ 01-Sep-1966
Ralston, William E. 1958 HS
Rice, Robert A. 1958 JC
Rose, Edwin S. 1958 HS ~ 12-Jul-1994
Rosenbaum, Dr. Allan S. 1958 HS ~ 04-Aug-2016 Denver; Husband of Judith Rosenbaum; Father of Stacey (Joe Utsler) Rosenbaum and James Ryan; Brother of Roberta (the late Morton) Miller; Grandfather of Zoe.
Ross, John A. 1958 HS ~ 11-Apr-2013
Rudd, Dr. Laurence H., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 17-Dec-2015 died on Dec. 17, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. Larry is survived by his wife, Barbara of Arbela, N.M.; his son, William Bradley Rudd of Albuquerque, N.M.; and his sister, Ann Harrell of Dallas, Texas. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lauren Rudd. Larry was born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to parents Mary Ruth Rudd and Laurence H. Rudd, MD, and was reared in Colorado City, Texas. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., in 1956, from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1960 and from Baylor Dental School in Dallas, Texas, in 1964. Larry served two years in the United States Air Force with the rank of captain. Larry and Barbara moved to Lubbock in 1966 where he practiced dentistry for 44 years and where he attended many continuing education classes. Larry became a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1981 and a fellow of the International Academy of General Dentistry in 1988. Retirement began in 2010 in a new home on the east face of the Captain Mountains where the family had owned a vacation home for many years. Larry’s family and friends will always remember him for his welcoming smile and wide open door. A memorial is planned in the spring when close friends and family will scatter ashes near his mountain.
Samuell, Alonzo W. 1958 HS
Schaefer, Joseph E. 1958 HS
Scherotter, Gary C. 1958 JC
Schnaubert, Steven E. 1958 HS ~ 05-Sep-1992
Sexton, Charles N. B. 1958 JC ~ 22-Nov-2002
Shewmake, Sidney L. 1958 JC ~ 08-Mar-2000
Singer, Irvin J. 1958 HS ~ 18-Dec-1965
Singh, Jerry A. 1958 HS
Smith, Fred C. 1958 HS ~ 03-Dec-2000 60, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home in Sublette. He was born May 9, 1940, at Liberal, the son of Laverne C. and Edith Margaret (Gillette) Smith. A lifetime resident of Sublette, he was a farmer and a former transportation supervisor for USD 374 for several years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Sublette and belonged to the Sublette Jaycees for several years. Survivors include a son, Scott B. Smith, Sublette; a daughter, Diana Kay Metzler, De Beque, CO; two grandchildren; and several aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Snyder, Daniel B. 1958 HS ~ 08-May-2012 age 71, passed away Tuesday. May 8th 2012, in Ozark, MO, following a long illness. He was born January 3, 1941, in Roswell, NM, to Mary Roberta (Bradley) and Dr. Chet L. Snyder. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958, attended the University of Colorado (Boulder) and completed his degree in microbiology from Pittsburg State University in 1970. Dan’s career as a microbiologist spanned forty years: he worked for Upsher Laboratory, Oak Hill Hospital and retired from Via Christi Hospital (Pittsburg) in 2006. He married Mary Elizabeth Papp in 1963, who preceded him in death. He married Kay Cullers in 1989. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Kathy Love (Bill), Springfield, MO, and Kirsten Snyder (Daimon Eklund), Washington, DC; two step-sons, Cheyney Cullers of Joplin and Romney Cullers (Kate) of Cleveland, Ohio; and four grandchildren: Bradley, Johnathan and Sara Love, all of Springfield, MO; and James Cullers of Cleveland, Ohio. Dan was well-read and a true “Renaissance” man, musket shooter and Civil War re-enactor. His hobbies included photgraphy, water color painting, wood carving, canoeing, camping and playing folk guitar. His quick wit and clever sense of humor will be missed by family and friends.
Solomon, Jan S. 1958 HS ~ 28-Feb-1999
Somdal, Dudley A. 1958 HS
Sparks, Thomas W. 1958 HS ~ 23-Apr-2012
Stark, Wilson L. 1958 HS
Sutherland, John W., Ph.D. 1958 HS ~ 26-Dec-2008 Dr. John Winslow, 67, of Midlothian, died at his home on December 26, 2008. John is survived by Susan, his wife of 34 years; three children, John, Brenda and Karen; and two grandchildren, Leyton, 3, and Olivia, 1. He earned a Ph.D from UCLA in 1967 and taught at several universities, including VCU, where he has been teaching since 1980. John was full of vitality and derived pleasure from landscaping, rebuilding cars, fishing and family time. He was a generous man, and the home he created for his family is a testament to his deep devotion to his wife and children. We will remember John for his laugh, sarcastic humor, love of music, and disgust of “ill-conceived and poorly executed” movies. His sharp mind and many intangible qualities made him so unique.
Swanson, Robert G. 1958 HS ~ 12-Apr-2005
Thomas, Tommy W. 1958 HS ~ 13-Mar-2004
Tipps, Ted W., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 15-Aug-1986
Tracewell, George E. 1958 HS ~ 01-Jan-1983
Trujillo, MAJ Joe A., NMARNG (Ret) 1958 JC ~ 06-Sep-2012  (April 11, 1937 – Sept. 6, 2012) I hear His voice, knowing that I have been called now to be with my Lord on Sept. 6, 2012. Joe Anthony Trujillo was born in Roswell, NM, USA, on 11th of April 1937. His parents Aida O. Trujillo and Antonio Fernando Trujillo (both deceased) were wonderful parents who worked hard to raise Joe and his brothers and provide each of them with a good education. Joe Trujillo was a capitalist in business. He had two brothers, LTC Arthur H. Trujillo, USA (Ret) 1961 JC (survived by his wife Minerva), and Gus A. Trujillo, who was an attorney at law (survived by his wife Piedad). In addition, Joe had two sisters, Josie (of Pittsburg, PA), and Beatrice (deceased). Joe was educated at Roswell High School (Class of 1956), New Mexico Military Institute Class of 1958), and Texas A&M University at College Station, TX. He joined the military, before he was drafted, and served in the Army and National Guard. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC E7) in nine years as a tank commander and platoon sergeant. He later attended Officer Candidacy School (OCS) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned an officer, 2nd Lt (Butter Bar). After graduating from OCS, he was an Infantry Officer, an Air Defense Officer, and then Operations Officer with the rank of Major (O4). Joe graduated from Command and General Staff College then the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He commanded an Air Defense Battery as Operations Officer at Santa Fe National Guard. He was involved in three civil disturbances, one prison riot (Santa Fe Prison) and one insurrection at Tierra Amarilla. He flew an airplane (SEL) fixed wing, and jumped out of one “only once” he said. About his military experiences, Joe stated, I had many friends, I learned a lot, and I thank God for allowing me to serve my country. Joe was a true American patriot, a tradition continued by his children and grandchildren. As a capitalist, Joe Trujillo owned and operated La Poblanita in Lovington, NM, a tortilla and Mexican food manufacturer, also operating under the name Trujillo Diversified Industries (TDI) in which other food was handled. His work force consisted of 52 for production and distribution to New Mexico, Texas, and eight other states. La Poblanita had great products including the super Chip, a tradition now carried on by his son, Michael A. Trujillo, at El Charro Mexican Foods in Roswell, NM. The Smithsonian Institute displayed his “Don Jose’s Salsa in 1985 in Washington and a major food trade magazine wrote a story about the business. In November of 1989, the Association of Commerce and Industry of NM bestowed one small business with a winning award, honoring La Poblanita. He was also awarded the governoræs Business Recognition of State Viva Award in Albuquerque. Joe Trujillo was a civil servant. He served as Vice President of the NM Federation of Independent Businesses (NMFIB). He served as President on the Lovington School Board, was past director of the Lovington Chamber of Commerce, served as Executive of Job Training Coordinating Council of NM in 1983 for Governor Tony Anaya, president of Region VI Housing Authority, and a director of New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association. Joe Trujillo proudly served on the Nor Lea Hospital Board in Lovington, a rural hospital he proclaimed as outstanding. In addition, he served as executive on the Crime Stoppers Commission for the state of NM, Chairman of the Head Start Program in Lovington. He served as a Boy Scout Leader in Lovington and Scout Leader and Explorer Unit in Roswell. He served as chairman of Senator Schmitt Selection Board for candidates to the American Military Academies, vice chair of the Democratic Central Committee in Lea County, member of Oddfellows Post 441100F, a third-degree knight of the Knights of Columbus, was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, commanded a Civil Air Patrol Unit in Lovington, was a member of the NRA and last of all, served as Commander of the American Legion, Post 28 in Roswell. Of his civil service record Trujillo said, “all was not easy”. I had my ups and downs but I credit my God, my family and my friends for supporting me throughout the years. Thatæs why I was able to accomplish so much. Of his personal life, Joe said, I married a beautiful woman, my wife, Anna Maria Saldivar Trujillo and we raised four beautiful children together. Joe is survived by his son Michael A. Trujillo (local Business Owner of El Charro Mexican Foods and former County Commissioner) and his wife Mireya (RISD Principal); daughter Joeanna Trujillo Bueno (Director of Juvenile Justice Alternative Education) and husband Carlos (US Coast Guard); son David A. Trujillo (City Commissioner and former Lovington Mayor) and wife Maria; and daughter Sandra Trujillo Valles (Recovery Coordinator, US Marine Corps) and husband Erasmo (US Department of Defense). Joe said, my wife Anna, then went her way. I guess you can only put up with so much but I loved her very much. She made me a good wife. She helped operate the business and was a City Commissioner for Lovington. Later on I met my second wife. She was good looking, but I guess she could not see very well because she married me – Catalina Arenas Trujillo. She came with two small children, Lucy Arenas Acosta and Manuel Moreno. I accepted the whole package as it should be. They had a son Eduardo A. Trujillo, a Boy Scout and RISD student. He is also survived by his Aunt Blanche Stevens; cousins, Yolanda Edgett and Clifford Romero; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Now you may think this cannot be; but, I have had 75 years to do this – and not all at the same time! I had many goals, including operating my own business, building my own adobe home, and I had family and friends that helped me along the way. All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me. I loved my country and my Catholic faith, as I did my family. My last request is that you pray for me and pray for my family.
Valles, Salvador R. 1958 JC
Vorhees, Vance K. 1958 HS ~ 01-Jun-2010 Born June 12, 1940, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Fond du Lac, WI. Mr. Vorhees was the owner of Spring Soft of Barrington. He was a member of the NRA and the Big Sand Lake Club in Phelps, WI. Vance was the husband of Gail (nee Wiltshire); father of Vance Kristopher (Marcia) and Kimberly Lou (Mike Cozza) Vorhees; grandfather of Kaitlyn Voegele, Julie and Jamie Vorhees; son of Vance E. And the late Corinne Vorhees; brother of Valorie Vanvorhees and Sue Van De Voort.
Walker, Capt Thomas T., USAF 1958 JC  – Vietnam-Killed in action in a plane crash in Laos on 7 April 1966.
Wallace, REV Thomas G. 1958 HS ~ 01-Mar-2008
Weiss, Anthony E. 1958 HS ~ 21-Feb-2001
White, Jack H., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 17-Apr-2005
Wiley, W. Kent, Jr. 1958 HS
Williams, Robert C. 1958 JC ~ 11-Jan-2001
Wingo, Clifford R. 1958 JC ~ 13-Jul-2007 July 20, 1939 – July 13, 2007 Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandad and Friend Resident of Moraga After a joy-filled life and a brave, inspirational two-year journey with ALS, Cliff died peacefully and with dignity, surrounded by his family on July 13, 2007. Cliff is survived by Maral, his loving wife of 46 years; his daughter, Kristi Corley and her husband, Chuck of Portola Valley; and his son, Brett Wingo and his wife, Cathy of San Jose. He adored his five grandchildren: Ryan and Jamie Corley, and Jake, Noelle and Brooke Wingo. He is also survived by his brother, Bob Wingo and his wife, Sharon, and extended family members. Cliff was born and raised in Red Bluff, California, and was the son of Paulyne Marinoff and Robert Wingo. His undergraduate studies were at New Mexico Military Academy, University of California, Berkeley, and Sacramento State. He was in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at UC Berkeley. After Cliff and Maral were married 1961, Cliff earned his MBA at San Francisco State. Most of Cliff’s career was in the business of pension and health fund administration. Cliff was very active in the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church for 37 years where he and his family made many deep friendships. He was also involved in the youth program, Center for Living Skills, and many other volunteer activities. Cliff was an avid sports fan who also loved to play golf, fish, ski, hike, and backpack. He and Maral were delighted to travel to near and far parts of the world, but their heart place was the family’s Donner Lake cabin where friends and family shared many wonderful outdoor activities together. Cliff will always be remembered for his love of people, his warm sense of humor and his enthusiasm. He was an incredible example of a life well-lived, and he was grateful to God for his many blessings. Cliff will be deeply missed, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of his family, his friends, and the people whose lives he touched.
Woodruff, Julain M. 1958 HS
Wylie, James A. “Alan” 1958 HS ~ 10-Jun-2011 was November 22, 1940 in Albuquerque, NM, and passed away on June 10, 2011, with his loving family at his side. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Gina Wylie. He is survived by his wife Marion; sons George Wylie (wife Patty), Matthew Wylie (wife Laura), and Ty Newman (wife Eva), and daughter Tracey Wylie; sister Nancy Banes and brothers Claude B. Wylie (wife Julie) and Ken Wylie (wife Barbara); grandchildren Evelyn, Preston, Kristin, Rami, and Chase; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alan spent his life in highway construction and was co-owner of Wylie Corporation. He was Past President of Associated Contractors of NM and instrumental in the establishment of Sandoval County Flood Control Authority. Alan was a man of integrity, loved children, made a mean ravioli, and loved golf. He did “it his way” and would do it again if he could.


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Abbott, Dr. Michael Lenwood 1957 HS ~ 03-Apr-1994
Barbour, Carl C., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 15-Apr-2006
Barton, Lynwood R. 1957 HS ~ 29-Nov-2000
Beauford, MAJ Richard E., USA (Ret) 1957 HS ~ 19-Jul-2012
Bibo, Philip A. 1957 HS ~ 07-Oct-2004
Bigelow, Robert P., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 07-Jun-2009 71, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Tyler. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Monahans.He is survived by his wife, Shereene; son, Owen Craig Bigelow; daughter, Julie Diane Bookout; brother, Oren Glen Bigelow; and three grandchildren.
Blanchard, William H. 1957 HS ~ 06-Oct-2013 74, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born in San Antonio on Aug. 19, 1939. His parents were William and Ethel Blanchard. His father went on to be a four-star general in the Air Force. Bill’s family moved to Fort Worth when his father was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base. He attended Monnig Middle School and Arlington Heights High School. He went on to the Air Force Academy and the University of Texas. Professionally he founded William H Blanchard & Associates, an insurance agency specializing in and serving the rental industry across Texas and Louisiana. Through the insurance business, he met and served what would turn out to be some of his closest friends. He and his wife, Sandi, still owned/operated the agency up until early 2013. Bill’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, golf, visiting the casino and enjoying life. The two places he loved to visit the most were fishing the long bar in the Laguna Madre off of South Padre Island and deer hunting in Mexico. He started hunting in Mexico in 1972 and was one of the first Americans to pioneer whitetail deer hunting in Mexico. Anyone who had the privilege of going with him to either was considered a friend. His passion for life and will to win will always be remembered by those who loved him the most. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Blanchard Bonnell; mother, Ethel Simmons Sims; and his father, Gen. William H. Blanchard. Survivors: Wife, Sandi Blanchard of Granbury; daughter, Diana Blanchard of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, William and Beth Blanchard of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, William Downing, Macee Blanchard, Payton Blanchard, William D. Blanchard and Ellie Blanchard.
Boyles, Larry L. 1957 HS ~ 06-Jul-2009  69, died Monday, July 6, 2009. Born Feb. 24, 1940, in Houston, son of the late W.M. ‘Pat’ Boyles and Helen Copeland Boyles. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and Vanderbilt University. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years and received the Army Commendation Medal. He was a mechanical engineer and served as vice president of Boyles Galvanizing. Larry was a member of Arborlawn United Methodist Church, Colonial Country Club and the Jewel Charity. Larry passed away from complications of diabetes, surrounded by his loved ones. His family always said the reason he had diabetes was because he was the sweetest man on earth. He will definitely be missed. The family wishes to thank Dr. Allan Kelly, Stonegate Nursing Center, and VITAS Hospice for all of their care, love and support. Survivors: His devoted wife, Jayne Landers Boyles; children, Kristin Boyles Sankary and husband, Mike, of Fort Worth, Amy Boyles Scott and husband, Tim, of Arlington, Heather Boyles Truong and husband, Lon, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Andrea Halbach of Fort Worth and Richard Payne and wife, Lea, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren who adored their ‘Zollie’; stepmother, Sandy Boyles of Mena, Ark.; and brother, Walt Boyles and wife, Norma, of El Salvador.
Britton, Robert B. 1957 HS ~ 31-Oct-2002
Campbell, Charles William 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 29-Mar-2017 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday (March 29, 2017) at Hospice House Satilla in Waycross after an extended illness. He was born April 18, 1937 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Charlie W. and Flossie Colvin Campbell.  Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960.  During that time, he was stationed in Africa, Turkey and Greece as well as several cities within the United States.  He worked at the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper until 1990, and retired after working there for 30 years.  He also owned Goldenrod Printing Company Inc. in Winter Park, FL until he retired and moved to Blackshear, GA in 1994.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear where he served as an usher and greeter.  He loved to travel, play golf and work in his yard.  Charles was always smiling.  He loved to make people laugh especially the grandkids.  Most of all he loved the Lord and his Emmanuel Baptist Church family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Campbell; and two sisters, Carrie Mae Phillips and Louise Roberts. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Gilliard Campbell; one daughter, Sharie Maker (Kenny) of Florence, SC; one son, Jay Campbell (Chris) of Cincinnati, OH; three sisters, Nora Jarboe of Louisville, KY, Lena Harmon (Randall) and Helen Burris (Calvin) both of Campbellsville, KY; and his grandsons, Jeremiah Maker (Megan), Jacob Maker, Daniel Maker, Adam Maker, Kyle Campbell (Hayley), and Eric Campbell (Maegan); and five great grandchildren.
Carrette, Edward H., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 27-Mar-2013 age 73, passed away March 27, 2013 in his home with family by his side. He was born February 16, 1940 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America to Edward H. and Thelma Smith Carrette. After beginning his educational career at Stanford University, he graduated from the prestigious School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. Mr. Carrette was an alumnus of the New Mexico Military Institute, and served as an officer in the United States Army from 1961 to 1967. He also earned a J.D. degree at the University of Texas School of Law and a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Houston. Mr. Carrette’s professional career spanned fifty years, developing and operating numerous hotel projects in Latin America. He was a lifelong Rotarian, joining the Club Rotario Ciudad de Guatemala in 1966, and continued his membership in clubs throughout Central America, California and Texas. A Paul Harris Fellow, he was recognized as Rotarian of The Year by the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club. Ed was always involved with many civic and charitable activities, including Children’s Miracle Network and Komen for the Cure, and was a charter donor to Rotary House International. During his final years, he was a Texas credentialed attorney mediator and volunteered as an Ombudsman at Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Mr. Carrette is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathryn E. Carrette; his children Edward H. Carrette, III 1978 HS and wife, Linda; Alan S. Carrette 1982 HS and wife, Anna; Jeffrey T. Carrette and wife, Silvia; Heidi B. Carrette Ghiringhelli, and husband Jeff; his brother John Carrette and wife, Charlotte, and 14 grandchildren, 1 niece and 3 nephews.
Chamberlain, Thomas O. 1957 JC
Christensen, John C. 1957 HS ~ 01-Jul-1977
Cotton, Donavan G. 1957 HS ~ 16-Apr-2007  67, a 31-year Silver Springs resident, died April 16, 2007, in Silver Springs. No local services will be held. Mr. Cotton was born Dec. 4, 1939, in Clovis, NM, to Guy and Ama Cotton. Before moving to Silver Springs, Mr. Cotton lived in North Hollywood, CA. He was a musician and an operating engineer. He served in the USO as a musician, and played for troops in Vietnam. He belonged to the Professional Musicians Local 47. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Frank and Lindy Cotton. Among his survivors are his ex-wife, Maxine Cotton of Carson City; sons Donavan Guy Cotton of Fallon and Jeffery David Cotton of Carson City; daughter, Kandi Lynne Carpenter of Denver; sisters Evelyn Drake and Marci Cillessen, both of Clovis; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous extended-family relatives.
Coursey, Jerald M. 1957 HS
Cox, Malcolm D., Jr. 1957 JC
Crowley, Maurice M. 1957 HS ~ 06-Apr-1997
Darwin, CAPT James R., USN (Ret) 1957 JC ~ 14-Dec-2005
Dodds, Stanley D. 1957 HS ~ 27-Apr-2003
Downing, A. Joe, Jr. 1957 JC ~ 18-Oct-2015 78, Wheat Ridge, Colorado passed away on October 18, 2015 after a long illness. He was an FBI agent, lawyer, and a really funny guy. He always said that one of the challenges he always faced in life was learning how, as a male, to live with the first name Abbie. Joe was born on October 7, 1937, in Wichita Falls, TX. Soon thereafter, he moved to Seymour, TX, where he met his future wife, Janay, while attending first and second grade together. They later reconnected at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and, soon thereafter, married. When Joe was eight years old, he and his parents moved from Seymour, TX, to Carlsbad, NM, where his father owned a drug store. Joe worked there as a soda jerk until he was seventeen. He also worked several summers during high school as a seasonal Park Ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. After graduating from high school in 1955, Joe attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He later continued his studies with an ROTC scholarship at SMU in Dallas, TX. While at SMU, he met Janay. They were married in 1960. After SMU, they moved to Waco, TX, where Joe attended-and later graduated-from Baylor Law School. From there, they moved to Abilene, TX, where Joe was the town’s Assistant City Attorney. In 1964, Joe began training in Quantico for his career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He was assigned as a Special Agent first in Seattle, WA and later in Los Angeles. In 1968, Joe and Janay moved to Denver where Joe accepted an offer to work as a labor negotiator at Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC). At MSEC, he represented employers-mostly mining companies across the United States-in labor negotiations. He retired from MSEC in 1996 and became a labor law consultant. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dr. Janay Young Downing; daughter Jonlon Bankert and son-in-law Doug; son Dr. Joe Downing and fiancee Dr. Veronica Calvillo; and grandchildren Diersen and Annika Bankert. He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law. His personal pursuits included telling jokes and stories, playing golf, fishing, cooking Mexican food, watching sports, and spending time with his family. He was a long-time member of the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church (AVUMC). Also, he was very active in the Applewood Kiwanis Club where he loved selling hot dogs at the cemetery.
Epley, Ernest M., Jr. 1957 HS
Fisher, Harry Russ, Jr. 1957 JC ~ 14-Oct-2006 69, of Costa Mesa, died October 14, 2006. Survived by son, Wayne and daughter, Christine.
Garcia, 1LT Ernest 1957 JC
Givens, John V. 1957 HS ~ 04-Dec-2009
Griggs, Anthony A. 1957 HS ~ 01-Oct-1983
Gross, Charles A. 1957 HS ~ 13-Jun-2002
Hall, Frank P., Jr. 1957 JC
Hanson, Jimmy N. 1957 HS ~ 05-Mar-2003
Harmon, Peter Waldo 1957 HS ~ 01-Feb-2016
Harper, James E. 1957 HS ~ 27-Jul-2007  of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at OU Medical Center, of complications from acute pancreatitis at the age of 68. Jim was born March 12, 1939 of Forrest Edwin and Doris Joanne Harper. Jim worked at Harper Oil Company and Harper Drilling Company until he and his family sold it in 1973 to Peoples Energy of Chicago, Illinois. Harper Oil Company was the successor of Harper-Turner Oil Company, which was founded by Jim’s father and by Roy Turner, former Governor of Oklahoma, in 1928. Jim then founded his own oil and gas and investment company, JEH Investments, which he ran until his death. In addition, Jim had extensive real estate holdings and engaged in real estate development, most recently Forest Creek Estates in Edmond, which is owned by Jim and his daughter, Gwendolyn J. Harper. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and trophy hunter, and traveled extensively throughout the world. He also had a passion for automobiles, owning many exotic and high performance cars and motorcycles. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was married in 1966 to Patricia Ann Jones, and although divorced in 1998, remained very close friends. Jim is survived by his daughter, Gwendolyn Joanne Harper, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and grandson, Ashton Harper Cooley. He is also survived by his loving nephews, Matthew Blair Hunt and wife Celeste of Atlanta, Georgia, F. David Harper and wife Penny, of Oklahoma City, and John Baird Harper, of Basalt, Colorado, and niece Holly Joanne Harper, of Oklahoma City. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Edwin Harper and Doris Joanne Lytle, and by his sisters, Joanne Harper and Janet Chloe Harper, and his brother, F. Dail Harper.
Hendrix, James E. 1957 HS ~ 15-May-1995
Hepler, Lee T. 1957 HS
Hodson, J. Thomas 1957 JC ~ 20-May-2016 79, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 20th, his family at his bedside. Tom was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Marvel A. Bohner Hodson and Richard J. Hodson, and spent his early years in Huntington, IN. A Deming resident since 1947, Tom graduated from Deming High School in 1955. He attended N.M. Military Institute in Roswell, excelling in sports. His 9.5-second record in the 100-yard dash at NMMI still stands. Following his 1957 graduation from NMMI he was awarded a track scholarship to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. While there, he and his team won many national track events, as well as at the British Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He later transferred to NM Highlands University, graduating in 1960. He was a Captain in the United States Army, serving active duty at Ft. Eustis, Virginia during the Berlin Wall Crisis. Tom was involved in several businesses in Deming, Albuquerque, and El Paso. He served as Vice President and CEO of the Auburn Rubber Company in Deming for several years. While in El Paso, he created, built, and was the leading partner in Classic American Homes, El Paso’s largest home builder. In 1994, he retired to Cape Coral, Florida, enjoying boating, beaches, and the many other outdoor activities available in southwest Florida. In 2008 he returned to live in El Paso to enjoy the company of family and friends. He is survived by wife, Diane; brother, John, of Cape Coral FL; 7 children: Merri Johnson and husband, Gregory, of Albuquerque; Richard of Rio Rancho; Kathryn of Deming; Derek of Raleigh NC; Jason and wife, Heather, of North Ft. Meyers, FL; Samira Franco and husband, Larry, of Houston, TX; and Erin of El Paso. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew of Florida. Tom’s father preceded him in death in 1989, and his mother in 1999.
Hooks, Howard B. 1957 HS
Horne, Michael F. 1957 HS ~ 01-Dec-1990
Howden, Alfred F. 1957 JC ~ 02-May-2006
Johnson, Warren L. 1957 HS ~ 02-Jan-2010 (Feb. 9, 1938-Jan. 2, 2010) Age: 71 Residence: Wheat Ridge, CO. Warren Johnson graduated from Greeley High School in 1956. Survived by his wife, Kay; children Nancy and Bill; grandchildren Molly, Megan, Shane, Nicholas; a brother Kenneth (Diane); and his children, Chad, Jeff and Christa. Throughout his life, Warren worked in heavy construction and was in business for himself. He built, owned and operated an RV park in Wheat Ridge.
Jones, Jere L. 1957 HS ~ 03-Dec-2008 70, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at his Pinetop home. He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Douglas to the late Everett J. And Wilma (Howard) Jones and has lived in Arizona his entire life, moving to the White Mountains nearly 20 years ago. He worked in the insurance industry for many years and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Jere is survived by his children, Julie (Mike Mitchell) Jones of Eagar, Chris (Diane) Jones of Peoria, Dana (Oscar) Acosta of Glendale and David Jones of Anthem; grandchildren Lindsey, Jeremy, Carly, Jennifer, Alex, Megan, Jessica, Brian and Jocelyn; and his former wife, Vicki Jones of Phoenix. He was preceded in death by son Brian Jones in 1970 and his second wife Sharman Jones nearly five years ago. Private family services will be held, however, his family would like to acknowledge those who express their sympathies through thought and deed.
Jones, Joseph A. 1957 HS ~ 01-Jul-1975
Kingman, Dan C., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 01-May-1972
Knaebel, Jeffrey J. 1957 HS ~ 26-Jan-2011 died on Jan. 26, 2011, near Jaipur, India. Born in San Francisco in 1939, he attended Cornell University and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1963, with a degree in mining engineering. He came to Alaska in 1969, to work for the state of Alaska’s Division of Mines. That field season, he mapped the geology of the Wrangell Mountains on horseback. In 1970, he, along with four other professional men, started Resource Associates of Alaska, a mining exploration company. His time with RAA was dynamic and pivotal, both for the state and the people he worked with. RAA had a team of enthusiastic men and women who were fundamental in finding and developing Alaska’s natural resources. Jeff had a deep desire to help other people succeed. He was inspirational to and supportive of many of his partners and employees who had successful careers as engineers, architects, geologists, planners and pilots. He was known for his ability to imagine boundless possibilities, be it in a hillside or a person. After his days at RAA, he was instrumental in the creation and operation of several joint ventures and partnerships, including Alaska Placer Development, which had a successful placer gold operation at Livengood for many years. Passionate and idealistic, he embraced several significant causes. He volunteered at Hospice of the Tanana Valley as a caregiver and at the Immaculate Conception Church soup kitchen, served on the steering committee of the Spiritual Unity of the Tribes and flew as a pilot for Lighthawk. He loved Alaska both as a beautiful piece of the planet and as a state of personal expression and freedom. He flew his Cessna all over the state, to explore, to escape, to help and to show it to his children. Seeking answers to the questions of world peace and personal spiritual enlightenment, he moved to India in 1996. There, his altruism branched out to causes of Vipassana meditation, the Tibetan government in exile, environmental preservation and women’s literacy. In the later part of his life, he dedicated himself to following the path of Gandhi. In the fall of 2009, he led a 1,000-mile trek across northern India from Jaipur to Sarahan, inspiring villagers to return to the teachings of Gandhi and self-determination. A consummate list-maker, he was never without a piece of paper and a pencil. He had an amazing memory for places and people and an endless supply of stories to tell around the campfire. He was a pilot, mountaineer, geologist, humanitarian, father and friend. He is survived by his son, Zack Knaebel of Fairbanks; daughter, Hannah Knaebel of Washington; brother, Stephen P. Knaebel 1958 HS of New Mexico; and step-brother, Terry McNulty of Arizona.
Knight, Charles F., II 1957 HS ~ 26-Feb-2004
Levine, Ronald N. 1957 HS
Maidt, Albert D., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 12-Oct-2016 80, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 At Circle Of Life Hospice In Springdale. He Was Born September 29, 1936 In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Son Of Louamma Edwards Franklin And Albert D. Maidt.He Served In The Us Army. Albert Enjoyed Hunting, Shooting Guns, And Tinkering With Cars. The Most Important Thing In His Life Was His Family And Spending Quality Time With His Grandchildren.He Moved To The Northwest Arkansas Area In 1983 After Moving From Woodland Park, Colorado. He Was A Member Of The Rogers Gun Club For Many Years, And Was A Mason. He Was Preceded In Death By: His Parents And One Sister. Albert Is Survived By His Wife: Patricia P. Maidt, Whom He Married December 27, 1959, One Son: Albert “Buck” Maidt III And His Wife Inthasone Phoumivong, Of Rogers, One Daughter: Patricia Maidt Baggett, And Her Husband Barry, Of Rogers, And Three Grandchildren: Gwyneth Baggett, Willem Maidt, And Maxwell Maidt.A Celebration Of Life Will Be Held Sunday, October 23rd At 4pm At The Maidt’S Family Home. Al Was A Wonderful Man! He Never Met Someone He Didn’t Call Friend. He Would Give You The Shirt Off His Back And Drive All Night To Come Get You If You Needed Him To. He Would Support All Your Endeavors Like A Fanatic. He Would Tease You Til You Laughed Or Cried. If You Know Him, Please Drink A Martini Dirty With Olives And Onions In The Next Few Days To Honor His Life.
Maldonado, Jose E. 1957 HS ~ 28-Aug-2000
Marsh, William E., Jr. 1957 HS
Mays, Carl C., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 01-Dec-1986
McKillop, Gordon D. 1957 HS ~ 26-Jul-1998
McMillan, L. Dean 1957 JC
Miles, James Kenyon 1957 JC ~ 04-Jun-2004
Miller, Charles C. 1957 JC
Monaco, Michael Alexander 1957 HS ~ 11-Mar-2008
Montgomery, Andrew C. 1957 HS ~ 31-Dec-2012  Husband and father, passed away with his family around him on Monday, December 31, 2012 in Albuquerque. Born in Santa Fe, he was the son of Andrew K. and Ruth (both deceased) and brother to Seth D. and Nicholas H. (both deceased). He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and briefly enrolled at the University of New Mexico and the University of Oregon. In 1963, he joined the Peace Corps and served his volunteer duty in La Plata, Huila, Colombia where he met and married his wife, Rosa Emilia (nee Perez). Married for 47 years, they raised their four children: Ruth (Robert Dreyer), Andrea (Michael King), Susan (Joseph Collins), and Luis (Sarah Hunter) in Chicago, Illinois before retiring to Albuquerque in 1999. Andrew earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois – Chicago where he also worked as a professor and researcher in quantitative sociology. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the College of Nursing at the University. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Andrew is survived by his wife, children, and 14 grandchildren to whom he was lovingly known as “Yoyo.”
Moore, Richard I. 1957 HS ~ 21-Aug-2014 known to all as “Dick”, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home after a long illness. Dick was born on July 20, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to Samuel Ivan Moore and Florence Ravia Gottlieb. His parents moved back to Albuquerque in 1942. During his school years, he attended Monte Vista Elementary School, Wilson Jr. High School and Colorado Military Academy. Dick spent three years at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated in 1957. He served in the US Army for three years, seventeen months of which were in Korea. He graduated from UNM with a BA degree in Business Administration in 1966. After graduation, he was recruited by South Central Bell Telephone Co. for the Middle Management Development Program and moved to Shreveport, LA. In 1971, he was transferred to Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in Denver, CO. Dick was then recruited by Computer Consoles (CCI) in 1974 and moved to Rochester, NY. In 1984, he joined the Moscom Corporation, also in Rochester, NY as VP of New Market Planning. In 1986, he formed his own consulting firm, RM Corporate Consulting, and was active until his passing. With two partners, he co-founded two telecommunication companies, LSSI and STI, which were based in NJ. Dick was a member of the Masonic Lodge Mesa #68, was Treasurer of the Ballut Abyad Shrine of New Mexico, was an active alumni of the New Mexico Military Institute and of many other professional and community efforts. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and his children, Andrea Collins and husband Eric of Naperville, IL; grandchildren Charles and Alexandra; son, Richard Moore, and wife Stacy of Plymouth, MI. He is also survived by his brother, Jerrold, and wife Mari Anne Moore of Florida; sister, Barbara McMath, and husband Clint of Texas; and many other family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Ravia Moore of Albuquerque.
Morrison, Jr., Herbert G. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 22-Jun-2018 age 81, passed away on June 22, 2018. Herbert was born on December 10, 1936 to Marjorie and Herbert G. Morrison, Sr. 1930 JC. He graduated high school at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1955, junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1957, and college at the University of Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1960. Herbert was president and owner of Coastal Bend Rent-A-Car. He was proud to be a member of the Avis and Budget Licensee families. Herbert enjoyed serving in a variety of roles in numerous organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Incarnate Word Academy, Corpus Christi International Airport Advisory Board, Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, Texas State Aquarium, The King’s Men, and many more. Herbert will always be remembered first and foremost for his dedication, love, and unwavering devotion to Diana, his wife of 52 years. He was a loving father to his three children and cherished his eight grandchildren. Herbert was preceded in death by his father, Herbert G. Morrison, Sr. 1930 JC and mother, Marjorie C. Morrison. Herbert is survived by his loving wife: Diana Thomas Morrison, his brother: Ralph Waldo Morrison (Carlotta), his children: Diana Morrison Morgan (Michael), Herbert Godfrey Morrison, III (Sarah), and Victoria Morrison Anderson (Brad), and his grandchildren: Dincy, Cole, Quarter, Grace, Lillian, Clay, Rock, and Colton
Morton, Patrick L. 1957 HS ~ 01-Nov-1977
Myrick, Jerry L. 1957 HS ~ 05-Jan-2011
Neeley, James C., Jr. 1957 JC
Northcott, Odis I. 1957 HS ~ 07-Oct-2004
Ortiz Y Davis, Frank, Jr. 1957 HS ~ 10-Jun-2007 68, of Kingman died Sunday, June 10, 2007, in Kingman. He was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Santa Fe, NM.
Pack, Howard A. 1957 JC ~ 23-Apr-1994
Parker, Billy D. 1957 JC ~ 31-Aug-2017  (June 12, 1937 August 31, 2017) Billy Dacus Parker died August 31, 2017 from Alzheimer’s. Billy was born June 12, 1937 in Hagerman, NM, to Dacus Burton and Willie Faye Parker. Billy grew up in Hagerman and graduated from there in 1955. He was very active in 4-H and FFA, also in basketball and track. In 1954 he won state in track. He loved to play keno. He loved taking his sons hunting and fishing. He joined the NAVY in 1956 and was stationed abroad the USS INTREPID. In 1958 he married Betty Sue Troublefield, also of Hagerman. By then he was stationed abroad the U.S.S INDEPENDENCE. When his service was completed, they moved back to Hagerman and he started farming. Their first son Michael was born in 1963 and Mark was born in 1966. Billy took college courses part time while farming and finally got his degree in 1971. He moved the family to Las Cruces and took a job at La Tuna Federal Prison in Anthony, TX. He retired from there after 20 years of service. Billy is survived by his wife Betty of 58 years, son Michael (Denise), son Mark (Arlene), grandchildren Alan, Ashley, Heather, Healey, and Kayla. He is also survived by one sister, Jeannie Gibson (Colorado Springs) two brothers, Bob Parker (Diane), Dolf Nation (Cynthia) also several nieces and nephews.
Parnell, COL William C., III, USA (Ret) 1957 JC ~ 26-Feb-2009 71, former resident of Oklahoma City, died February 26, 2009 in Spring, Texas following a brief illness. Born November 17, 1937 in Jackson, Michigan, he was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel William C. Parnell Jr. And Catherine Witt Parnell. Like his father, he was a 32nd degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite. Colonel Parnell married Jane Carolyn Alexander (nee Barrow) on October 4, 1957 in Cushing, Oklahoma. He attended Classen High School from 1951 to 1955. From there, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating from high school in 1955 and Junior College in 1957. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and his masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He also attended the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Colonel Parnell’s military career included an assignment in Korea and two in Vietnam. He served at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. as well as at CINC-Pac, Honolulu, Hawaii. While stationed in Germany, he served as Secretary of the General Staff/Assistant Chief of Staff for the United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, as well as Commandant of the NATO Training Center at Grafenwoehr. He commanded the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas and the Syracuse (NY) District Recruiting Command. During his distinguished career, Colonel Parnell was the recipient of numerous awards and medals, including 4 awards of the Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Stars, Meritorious Service Medal, 23 Air Medals, 1 Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2 Army Commendation Medals and 2 Purple Hearts. He also received several foreign awards, including Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Palm), 2 Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Gold Star) and the Grand Cross, Republic of Germany. He is survived by his loving daughters, Laura Hickok and husband Reg of Furlong, PA, Jennifer Frager and husband Greg of Lubbock, TX, Jaime Smith and husband Bryan of Overland Park, KS, his loving sister Patricia Frederick and brother-in-law Franklin P. Frederick of Evergreen, CO, six grandchildren, Matthew Hickok, Sean Hickok, Blake Frager, Jaxson Frager, Connor Robinson, Sidney Robinson nephew Kent Moore, IV, and niece Andrea Moore. Colonel Parnell was a true Patriot and a Great American.
Paul, W. Kenneth 1957 JC ~ 12-Nov-2013  Died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 after a short and unexpected battle with a malignant brain tumor. He was born November 1, 1936, in Louisville, KY, and moved to Albuquerque with his parents, John and Alba (Billie) Paul, in 1943. Ken attended Emanuel Lutheran School in Albuquerque as well as Trudell’s School in the legendary Huning Castle near Old Town Albuquerque. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and attended one year of college there. He earned a degree in business at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where he met his wife, the former Paula Griffith of Stegall, Texas. He did work toward a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico. Ken was employed by Sandia Laboratories for 40 years as a computer analyst and retired in 2001. He was instrumental in helping Sandia Laboratories make the computer transition to Y2K. He also worked at sites in Hawaii during his career. Among his loves were his wife, children, and grandchildren as well as his airplane, a Cessna Cardinal, N12095, his dog, Smokey, dancing with his wife, and his Alma Mater, New Mexico Military Institute. Paula and Ken enjoyed many vacations traveling in his plane, and Ken also enjoyed skiing and the occasional snorkeling trip. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Col. COL Timothy S. Paul, USA (Ret) 1982 HS-1984 JC and wife, Linda daughter, Kristen Paul Dennis and husband, Lt. Col Bryan Dennis his grandchildren, Lauren Dennis, Austin Dennis, Shelby Paul, Savannah Paul, Bailey Paul, and Tanner Paul all of Albuquerque.
Peters, Joe C. 1957 JC
Peticolas, James B. 1957 HS ~ 10-Dec-2010 was born May 16, 1939 went to heaven on December 10th, 2010. His grandparents were pioneer El Pasoans, Judge and Mrs. W.M. Peticolas and Mr. And Mrs. J. B. White. His parents Mrs. M. White Peticolas and the late Dr. John D. Peticolas. He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs, Rose Peticolas, daughter Betsy Peticolas, brother Davis Peticolas, 2 nephews and 1 niece. He was graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and also attended Texas Western College, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Army for 2 yrs. He and his wife operated Petimor Truck Parts for 35 yrs. He was a truly Great American and great hunter. He was respected for his honesty and respect to all.
Posey, James F. 1957 JC ~ 29-Apr-2005
Reid, John M. 1957 JC ~ 22-Nov-2008  of Dexter passed away at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, on Nov. 22, 2008. The grandson of a pioneer eastern New Mexico family, John was born Feb. 6, 1935, on the family farm south of Dexter to John H. and Helen C. Reid. He attended Dexter schools and graduated with the Class of 1953. While in high school, he participated in all sports that were offered. His teammates elected him captain of the basketball team in 1952 and 1953. His team won the 1953 District Championship by defeating the Roswell High School Coyotes. He was elected president of his senior class and of the newly-organized Future Farmers of America chapter at Dexter. John was the first Dexter athlete to be named Greatest Demon. Following high school, John attended New Mexico Military Institute and was a graduate of the junior college. He received a Bachelor of Science from New Mexico A & M (now New Mexico State University). During this time, he was drafted into the Army and was stationed for most of his 28 months in the San Francisco Bay area. Mayor Reid began serving his community as a Little League Baseball volunteer in 1955 as a coach, umpire and grounds keeper. He and other Dexter alumni coached the league champion Dexter Dodgers. Mr. Reid was also involved in coaching Babe Ruth Baseball, leading the Dexter-Hagerman team to the league championship and then to the regional tournament, where they played with teams from cities such as New Orleans, Fayetteville, AR, Tulsa, OK, and Austin, TX. In 1966, John began his career as a social studies teacher and coach at Pueblo Junior High School in Roswell. The following year he came home to Dexter where he completed 29 1/2 years in the field of education before retirement. Coach Reid served as baseball, basketball and football coach, and activities director. During this time, he served on several committees for the New Mexico Activities Association. Coach Reid was selected district chairman for five years. In addition to his work in the schools, Coach Reid spent several summers working for crop spraying businesses. He eventually went into partnership with pilot Walt Liber as co-owner of Aerial Sprayers Inc., until he suffered a heart attack in 1979. Before retiring from the schools, John was elected mayor of the Town of Dexter in 1989, and was serving his fourth four-year term at the time of his death. Mayor Reid served on several boards and commissions in the past 20 years. He was elected chairman of the Southeastern N.M. Economic Development District and president of the Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers board of directors. He was a board member of the Chaves County Development Foundation, a member of the ENMMC Advisory Board, the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Advisory Committee and the Roswell Corrections Center Prison Release Board. John was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dexter most of his life. He had been ordained as an elder of the church and served three four-year terms on the church session. He represented the Dexter church in the Presbytery of Sierra Blanca. He was a member of the Republican Party of Chaves County and the Republican National Committee. John was a charter member of Character Counts! Of Chaves County, serving on the board since its inception and also as its chairman. He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Reid was married to the former Margaret Mehlhop in January 1967. The couple raised three children, John Thomas Reid, of Dexter, Merritt McLaurin and his wife, Louise, of Hot Springs, VA, and Ginger, husband, David Kemp, of Austin. He also had one grandson, Justin Sims and wife, Ashley, of Buda, Texas; two granddaughters, Savannah and Alison McLaurin of Hot Springs; and one great-granddaughter, Kimberly Sims of Buda. John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Reid. He is survived by brothers, COL Robert C. “Bud” Reid, USA (Ret) 1953 JC-1955 SC of Bethesda, MD, and Clifford Reid of Portola Valley, CA; and sister-in-law, Olivia Reid, of Dexter. If something was going on in Dexter, you would likely have found Mayor Reid there. He may have been running the clock during a girls’ volleyball game, announcing at a varsity football game or keeping the book for a high school baseball game. You might have found him judging the Cub Scout pinewood derby, speaking to the new inductees of the National Honor Society or telling a junior high school New Mexico history class what Dexter was like when he was a boy.
Richardson, James K., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 05-Nov-2008 community leader and well-loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away Nov. 5, 2008 due to complications of cancer. He was 69. Jim graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1958 and was affiliated with the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Subsequently, he served his country in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Munich, Germany. He had proudly attained status as Army Airborne, Ranger qualified. Following his service, Jim earned a graduate degree from the Thunderbird School of International Management in Phoenix, AZ and, later, a diploma from the Harvard Business School. Jim helped to build Nor-Lake Inc., Hudson, WI, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment. He served in a variety of positions, ultimately as Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Jim retired to Cincinnati where he continued to be active in church and community. He enjoyed life to the fullest. An avid wood turner and photographer, Jim was also an expert skier and a pilot. Still his greatest pleasure was the company of others. There was nothing he liked better than sharing conversation over a meal, or telling a story to the grandchild who had climbed into his lap. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; son, Andy Richardson; daughter, Amy Timberlake; step-son, Trey Martin; step-daughter, Ani Dunn; brother, George L. Richardson 1960 HS.
Robbins, Charles G. 1957 HS
Robinson, Artie C. 1957 HS ~ 01-Dec-1992
Rodden, Jack J. 1957 JC ~ 06-Dec-2016 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Born and raised in Roswell, he attended Roswell High School and NMMI. Following his 2 years at NMMI, he attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor degree in International Affairs. Following his father’s death in 1963, he and his mother continued to operate Rodden’s Photography which was started in Roswell in 1918 by his grandparents. In 1967, he married Mary Vick, and in 1968 they moved to Dallas where he worked as a photographer for Gittings Neiman Marcus. He returned to Roswell in 1971 to reopen Rodden’s Photography which he successfully operated until his retirement in 2012. He was a respected member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. Even though he retired, his picture taking days never ended. UFO Country, a book he recently published, contains a wide variety of his pictures of southeastern New Mexico. Jack had a wide range of cultured interested including music, art, literature, and history. He was a self-proclaimed “Jack of all trades, master of none”. He researched and learned how to do anything he needed to do. Jack was a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Roswell with a perfect attendance record and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a Master Mason and member of the Roswell Masonic Lodge. Jack served as a board member for the International UFO Museum and Research Center and spent many hours at the center supporting the administration and staff and promoting the museum. But most importantly, Jack loved the Lord. He shared his passion for Jesus with all those he knew. Jack truly lived Proverbs 22:6. He instilled this love and passion in his children, and his faith legacy continues through his grandchildren. Jack is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Jack Rodden. He is survived by his mother, Lois Esther Avery Rodden of Farwell, TX; wife of 49 years, Mary Vick Rodden; children Alison and her husband Curtis Fischer and children Heidi, Jennifer, and Jonathan of Grand Prairie, TX; Alisa and her husband Bruce Vandevender and children Leanne and Ryan of Las Cruces, NM; Paul Raymond Rodden and his wife Mary and son McCollum (Mac) of The Woodlands, TX. Other survivors include his sisters Nancy and her husband Richard McKinney, Susan and her husband Dale Moorman, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rose, Dr. Claude H., Jr. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 19-Sep-2011 Claude Howard Rose, Jr., known as “Pudge” by his friends, age 74 of Throckmorton, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. His untimely death followed a very brief illness due to newly diagnosed cancer. He was born on February 21, 1937 in Lubbock, Texas to Claude Howard Rose, Sr., and Myrtle Evelyn (Gibbs) Rose. He was a second great grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, Richard Rose, 1759-1842, and a fourth great grandson of German immigrant, Nicholas Johannan Gibbs, 1733-1817. Raised most of his life in Farwell, Texas, Pudge went on to attend New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) his junior year of high school where he graduated with honors in 1955. Following high school he attended the junior college at NMMI, graduating as salutatorian in 1957. At the completion of his time at NMMI, Pudge held the rank of Adjutant and Major on the Regimental Staff (second in command). His higher learning included training at NMMI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Oklahoma (OU), Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy (SWOSU), and Texas Tech University. He held a combined Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics from OU, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from SWOSU, and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech. Pudge was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He trained at numerous bases including Fort Sill, Fort Hood, Fort Benning and Fort Bliss before being stationed as a field artillery officer (battery commander and recon) in Ansbach, West Germany. At the time of his honorable discharge, Pudge held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He owned or worked in pharmacies in Lubbock, Texas (Rose Drug), Farwell, Texas (Rose Drug), Clovis, New Mexico (Walgreen’s), Muleshoe, Texas (Muleshoe Hospital), Throckmorton, Texas (Rose Drug) and Abilene, Texas (Hendrick Medical Center). At Hendrick Medical Center Pudge served as an instructor for pharmacists and students from the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy in Abilene. At work he was a friend to all and well respected. There was a seemingly endless trail of Hendrick employees visiting him in the hospital literally to his very last breath. He was honored to have some many great friends. Pudge was also very active in the community youth programs in all of the towns in which he lived. He served in various Scout Committee positions and as Scoutmaster for both of his sons. He received the all-around leadership award at NMMI, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity lifetime member, Scoutmaster Training Award, Brotherhood membership in the Order of the Arrow (Kwahadi Lodge 78), two-time Citizen of the Year in Throckmorton, Community Builder Award in Throckmorton and numerous other military, professional, and civic awards. Just as he liked to work hard, he loved to play hard. Pudge was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to teach his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish, not only as recreation, but as a life skill. True to his Texas roots, Pudge was a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan. The last Cowboy game that he watched was on September 18, 2011, in which they won in overtime. He also loved to follow and report on the Throckmorton teams and band. He always wanted a big family. This was largely a consequence of having been raised as an only child. He had three children from his first marriage and inherited two more when he married Karla Joy (Lucero) Cooke in 1996. These five children have provided Pudge and Karla with a total of eleven grandchildren so far. Karla brought so much to his life and he loved her dearly. It took many years, but Pudge finally got his big family. Pudge was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one daughter, Teresa Gail Rose and one granddaughter, Rebekah Gayle Rose. He is survived by his wife, Karla Rose of Throckmorton; four children, Dr. John Rose and wife, Linda of Seymour, Charles Rose and wife, Donna of Seymour, Derrick Cooke and wife, Cyndi of Granbury and Dr. Shanon Cooke-Click and husband, Jacob of Dallas; eleven grandchildren, Michael John Rose of Kobi, Ajara, Georgia, Matthew David Rose of Wichita Falls, Meaghan Alyssa Rose of Seymour, Melissa Katelyn Rose of Seymour, Jesika Lashea Davis of Albany, Taylor Nicole Davis of Albany, Ashley Taylor Cooke of Granbury, Shanon Aleesha Cooke of Granbury, Landon Degory Cooke of Granbury, Grant David Cooke of Humble and Maddux Wayne Click of Dallas; and his mother-in-law, Luciana Lucero of Throckmorton. Pudge was held by family and friends and received the Lutheran Service for the Dying as he passed ito the next life. Those present provided tears and laughter as they prayed, told his stories, shared their love for him and finally told him that it was okay to let go to meet Jesus, his friends and family who passed before him. God provided a perfectly timed, comforting and beautiful sunset shining through the doorway during the service. One might wonder why the life of such a wonderful and generous man would come to such an abrupt ending. We must remember that God is a very wise farmer and knows how to pick his fruit when it is at the peak of ripeness. Surely Pudge was at his peak when he passed. If true wealth is measured by the love of his friends and family, respect of his colleagues, strength of his faith and the legacy that he leaves behind, he was the richest man in the world. Let us remember him well and share his stories. In doing so he lives forever in our hearts.
Roy, William M. 1957 HS ~ 01-Feb-1967
Santell, Evan A. 1957 HS ~ 23-Jul-2003
Selman, Carl D. 1957 JC
Shaffer, David P. 1957 HS
Shaw, Donald R. 1957 JC
Simmons, Keith J. 1957 HS ~ 15-Jun-1990
Smith, Cloid H. 1957 JC ~ 25-Apr-2015 age 79, passed away Saturday April 25, 2015. Born in Iowa, April 1936, he was adopted shortly thereafter by Howard Cloid Smith and Marion deForest Smith of Sioux City, Iowa. He came, with his mother and sister, to Tucson, AZ in 1940 where he spent most of his childhood. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, he attended the University of Arizona where he met his future wife, Margaret. The family moved to Phoenix in 1963 where he became Director of Consumer Loan Division, Valley National Bank and retired in December 1992 as Vice President of Direct Loans, Valley National Bank. An avid fisherman and hunter, he also pursued his main interest by becoming a professional Golfsmith working for his friends and customers for many years. Throughout his life he never lost his cheerful smile and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Margaret, son Dion with wife Anita, daughters Lori with husband John, and Lisa; five grandchildren: Rikki, Kyle, Daniel, Samuel, and Emily and three great grandchildren: Cassandra, Calysta, and Samuel Chance; Sister Peggy and niece Heidi; and a multitude of friends.
Stevens, Gary D. 1957 HS
Stoker, John K. 1957 HS ~ 01-Dec-1967
Tomerlin, Jr., Alton C. 1957 HS ~ 30-Oct-2017 was born January 8, 1937 in San Angelo, TX, and went to be with his Heavenly Father October 30, 2017. Cary graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, and served in the US Army. Cary had a strong work ethic and showcased that throughout his various jobs. This included being a Co-Owner of C&M Fuels (Butane Company), working for TH McCann delivering propane to drilling rigs, owning a Texaco Service Station, and finally opening up his own propane company, with his wife in 1971, which earned him the title “King of Propane”. Concho Propane, his legacy, is still going strong at almost 50 years. Cary seemed like a hard man, but he had a huge heart, and was always providing for others. Some of the joys of his life were taking his two sons and wife motocross racing throughout Texas. He loved fast cars and would put anything with an engine on propane. Cary was preceded in death by his parents Togo and Lessie Mae. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 57 years; his children, Toot Tomerlin, and wife Debbie of San Angelo, Tommy Tomerlin and wife Sheila, of Streetman, his four grandchildren, Erika and Kevin Weidner, Brittany and Steven Stober, Tyler Tomerlin of San Angelo, and Trent Tomerlin of Dallas, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Trammell, Thomas S. 1957 HS
Treat, Anthony E. 1957 HS ~ 10-Jan-2013 October 16, 1938 – January 10, 2013 Ballard Funeral Home 910 South Main Roswell, NM 88203 Map to Funeral Home New Mexico Military Institute Foundation 101 W. College Blvd. Roswell, NM 88201 Tony Treat passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at La Villa Assisted Living, he was 74 years old. Tony was born October 16, 1938 to Bill and Ramona Treat both preceded him in death. Tony graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1957 and later from New Mexico State University in 1962 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. While at NMSU, Tony met his wife Joyce Maag, who preceded him in death October of 1999. Tony is survived by his brother, Jay Treat and wife Beverly of Odessa, Texas; son, Bernarr Treat and wife Dyanna, of Roswell and daughter, Toni Lynn Bourdon of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren Brianna and Haley Bourdon and Spencer and Collin Treat. Dear to him also were his cousins, Mona Rey Moiso of Beaverton, OR and Sally Treat McKay of Roswell. Tony was a fourth generation rancher in Chaves and Lincoln counties. Tony was known by fellow ranchers as a top producer of Debouillet sheep and wool. He won many awards for his wool across the US and an international award in Australia. Tony was also named Sheepman of the Year in 2007. Very special friends were his ranching neighbors; the Skeen, Goodrum and Joyce families. Tony was a partner in the Twin Butte Sheep Co. with Ed & James Goodrum. From 1982 to 1994 Tony and longtime friend Bob Naylor were partners in Roswell Wool and Mohair. Tony was a member of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, NM Wool Growers (past president), served two terms on the NM Livestock Board, Chaves County Soil and Water Conservation District and on the Board of First National/United NM Bank. A special and heart felt thank you goes to Julie and Mike Adams, Meredith Murphy and all the caregivers with La Villa Assisted Living and Vista Care. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in Tony Treat’s name to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation; 101 W. College Blvd, Roswell, NM 88201 or memorial fund of your choice”
Tucker, James B. 1957 HS ~ 28-Nov-2010 of Hulett, WY, passed away following a brief illness November 28, 2010 in Sundance, WY. James was born in Ardmore, OK, on April 22, 1939 to Vic and Robbie Lee Tucker. He spent his early years growing up on his grandfather’s ranch in Oklahoma and later returned there to learn the cattle and oil business. He was a graduate of NMMI and attended Fort Lewis College and Colorado State University. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He worked as a resident engineer for several major construction companies both in the U.S. and abroad. He married his wife, Laurie, on May 28, 1994 in Drake, CO, and they lived in Fort Collins and Cheyenne, WY, before retiring to Hulett, WY. He had a life long love for knowledge and truly was a student of history, religion, politics, and intensely studied law for the past 25 years. He enjoyed being a grandpa and the simple sounds of his grandchildren’s laughter always brought a smile to his face and warmed his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Tucker. He is survived by his wife, Laurie of Hulett, WY,; a son, Adam, step-daughter Jennell Webster and her husband Michael of Cheyenne, WY,; granddaughters, Lauren and Kailey Acklin of Cheyenne, Wyo., Sydney Webster and grandson Michael Webster of Fairview, MT; his sister, Yvonne Mount of San Antonio, TX,; several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
Ward, J. Duncan 1957 JC
Warren, Richard, Jr. 1957 HS ~ 24-Apr-1992
Wilkes, Patrick W. 1957 HS
Wilson, LTC Howard H., USA (Ret) 1957 JC ~ 17-Oct-1991
Wrenn, Andrew E. 1957 HS ~ 06-May-2001


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Arbaney, Elmer E. 1956 JC ~ 22-May-2006
Bailey, LaMarr C., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 23-Jan-2007
Baker, Gerald L. 1956 JC ~ 25-Dec-2011
Baker, Kent R. 1956 JC
Baldwin, Robert E. 1956 HS ~ 10-Mar-2001 died March 17, 2001 at age 73. Predeceased by his granddaughter, Samantha Baldwin. Survived by his wife, Erma; children, Yvonne (Scott) Horton, David (Jacqueline) Baldwin; grandchildren, Sarah, Robert, Katie, Jamie & Evan; sister, Beulah (Leonard) Holst; brother, Chalmers Baldwin; several nieces and nephews. Robert was a retiree of the Piano Works after 19 years and the Eastman School of Music after 23 years.
Barnes, George W., IV 1956 HS ~ 05-Jun-2007 was born on May 17, 1938 in Oklahoma City and passed away on June 5, 2007. George attended Nichols Hills Grade School, Casady School, was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, and had a degree from the Babson School of Business and the College of Emporia. George also served in the US Air Force Reserve. He started as a stockbroker with Harris Upham, then went to manage Kohlmeyer & Co., and was presently an independent broker. He was also an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange and a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade. George was one of the original Hockey Hounds, was a former board member of Junior Achievement, and served seven years on the Teachers Retirement Board. He served as a Chairman for Bishop McGuiness High School Campaign for Excellence. While residing in the Edgemere neighborhood, he was greatly involved in establishing Edgemere’s historical preservation designation along with preserving and restoring Edgemere School. In his recent years, his passion and continued interest was with wildcare, a wild life rescue and release facility in Noble, OK. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his daughter, Kelley Barnes of Sante Fe, New Mexico. George is preceded in death by his father, George W. Barnes, III and mother, Mary Harrell Barnes.
Bartow, Gordon W., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 25-Jan-2016 Gordy, 79, of Rancho Santa Fe passed away on January 25, 2016, in Rancho Santa Fe, California.He was born in Glendale, California, to Gordon Wesley Bartow Sr. and Jeanne Turner Bartow. He went to Brown Military Academy in Pacific Beach and Glendale High School. He attended college at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.Gordy was the Corporate President of G.W. Bartow, Inc., the Southern California distributor for Zimmer, Bristol Meyers Squibb orthopedic division for 38 years and retired in 1997. He was a Founding Member of Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, Founder of Rancho Days and Parade, an original member of the Senior Soccer League, and served on the Open Space Committee, San Dieguito River Valley Committee, San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club 1968-1971, Historical Society President, Advisory Board of the Rancho Santa Fe National Bank, Boy Scout Leader, and Soccer and Little League Coach. He was a member of Rancheros Visitadores since 1994 and a member of The Rancho Santa Fe Village Church and High Ground Bible Study group.Gordon is survived by his wife, Susan I. Bartow of Rancho Santa Fe; children, Gordon “Wes” Bartow, Brett Dester Bartow and Michelle Lorraine Storm; brother, Keith Sterling Bartow; grandchildren, Haleigh Annette Bartow, Maile Irene Bartow, Abigail Kathleen Bartow, Holly Suzanne Bartow, Kaydence Terri Storm and Rilynn Brett Storm; nieces, Lisa Jeanne Kody and Cheri Bartow Jorgenson; nephew, Keith Sterling Bartow Jr.; and cousin, Lynda Ann Billington. He is predeceased by his parents, Gordon Wesley Bartow Sr. and Jeanne Turner Bartow.
Binford, William W., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 26-Sep-1997
Breitweiser, Stanley M. 1956 JC ~ 07-Jun-2011 Dec. 11, 1935 – Jun. 7, 2011 Stanley M. Breitweiser, 75, of Venice died Jun. 7, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Stanley; one sister, Julie Wolfe and two grandchildren.
Brillhart, Donald W. 1956 HS ~ 28-Nov-1999
Brown, Loren M. Jr. 1954 HS-1956 JC
Brown, Marshall G. 1956 HS
Burhans, Dr. Arthur D. 1956 JC
Burr, Daniel W. 1956 JC ~ 21-Jun-2012 77, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, died during the late evening hours of Thursday, June 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Juxi Burr; four children, Randall, Andrew and wife Kami, Erik and Sonya; and four grandchildren, Nicholas, Kali, Aleksander and Baylor. Mr. Burr was born and raised in Albuquerque, graduated from Highland High School in 1953, and attended the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. We are thankful that he is now at peace with the Lord following a three year battle with colon cancer. We will miss him greatly.
Campbell, Samuel L. 1956 JC ~ 22-Aug-2006
Campredon, Phillip A., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 13-Sep-2000 age 64, of Reynoldsburg, went home to the Lord for perfect healing on September 13, 2000 at O.S.U. Medical Center. Vietnam War Veteran. Employed at D.S.C.C. and retired from U.S. Army Reserve 83rd ARCOM, Columbus. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pickerington and various organizations including Columbus Koininia and A.S.Q.C.-Columbus Chapter. Graduated with a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University with his Under-graduate degrees from New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. Survived by loving wife of 39 years, Avon; daughters, Paula (Doug) Snyder, Hilliard, Patricia Campredon, Dublin; son, Phillip A. (Tara) Campredon III, Westerville; 2 grandchildren, Christian Snyder and Cameron Snyder; step-sisters, Joyce (John) Brolley, Los Alamos, New Mexico and Lynn (Claude) Henderson, Denver, CO; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Preceded in death by parents Phillip A. Sr., and Alice Campredon, step-sister Lee Fellinger and granddaughter Paige Campredon.
Carr, Sammie T. 1956 JC
Cathey, Charles E. 1956 HS ~ 28-Feb-1996
Chambers, Dr. William M. 1956 JC ~ 01-Jul-2014
Christie, William R. 1956 HS ~ 01-Jan-1988
Coll, Jon Fielding 1956 HS ~ 17-Feb-2017 of Roswell passed away Friday morning February 17, 2017 at his home following a lengthy battle with Cancer. He was 79. Jon was the 4th son born to Max W. Coll and Lillian Hinkle Coll on December 3, 1937 in Roswell. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1956 and graduated with a BS Degree from Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa in 1960. He completed his MS Degree from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1961. Jon was employed as a stockbroker for 43 years and retired from Merrill Lynch in 2011. He was also a partner in Coll Brothers Oil since 1964. He loved the great outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, played golf and loved watching baseball. Jon was active in many community group and organizations throughout his life, often serving in leadership capacities. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and 2 of his brothers: Max W. Coll II 1952 JC and COL James N. Coll, USAR (Ret) 1955 HS . He is survived by his wife Theresa Marak Coll of the home and his brother Charles H. Coll 1955 HS and wife Linda of Roswell. Jon had 7 children, all surviving. Chris Coll of Lafayette, CA, Rick Coll of Roswell, Kimberly Coll Blanton of Noble, OK, Kenneth Coll of Sherman Oaks, CA, Jon Coll II of San Antonio, TX, Michael Coll of Phoenix, AZ and Bradley Collett of Minneapolis, MN. He has 18 grandchildren and 6 great grands.
Cox, LTC Sammy T., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 16-Mar-2008  72, of Louisville, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at his home. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served two tours of duty in Vietnam, a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and was a former ROTC teacher at Eastern High School and a member of Middletown Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Cox; his sister, Marilyn McCall; his sister-in-law, Barbara Bird; and nieces and nephews.
Cresto, Frank J., Jr. 1956 HS
Crosby, Robert A., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 26-Jul-2006
David, Charles Dorman 1956 HS ~ 30-Sep-2013 75, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. He was born on October 27, 1937. Dorman graduated from Lamar High School, attended The University of Texas and was a boxing heavy-weight representative in the US Army. He is an artist and native Houstonian. Dorman has been written about in the Texas Monthly (www.dormandavid.com/texasmonthlyarticle.com). he was also featured in The New York Times (www.nytimes.com/1989/12/10/magazine/lone-star-fakes.html) and many books such as “Eye Witness to Alamo”. Dorman was always ready for adventure. With a machete in his four wheel drive truck and a camera around his neck. He loved hunting for treasures and artifacts around Houston from antiques to beautiful views on the gulf coast. He always brought paper and something to draw with to a party and his eyes lit up when he explains the history of any treasure he has found. Dorman is filled with excitement and knowledge and his artwork reflects the love he has for life and people. He is preceded in death by his father Henry David, mother Grace McMillan David and sister Diane David. He is survived by his children: daughter Cadence Green and husband David Green; Gray Geiselman and wife Alison Geiselman; Michelle Hall and husband Alan Hall; Thaddeus David, Mac David and grandchildren: Channing, Ireland, Alexander, Bailey, Jonah, Gray, Penn and Ashley.
Davis, Charles W. 1956 HS ~ 28-Jun-2005
Davis, Juan O. 1956 SC
DeFord, James L. 1956 HS
Dow, Arthur T. 1956 SC ~ 19-May-1976
Durkovich, Michael A. 1956 HS ~ 29-Jan-2004
Eastham, Carmel J., Jr. 1956 SC ~ 27-Oct-2012 77, went home to the Lord Oct. 27, 2012, at Wilshire Place in Lubbock. Carmel was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Clovis, N.M., to Carmel J. Eastham, Sr. 1924 HS and Helen (Highfill) Eastham. He attended schools in Clovis and graduated valedictorian of his class at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Carmel met his bride to be, Lucy Whitehurst, at a dance at NMMI. They were married June 5, 1955. After graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a captain. After his military service, they came to Dougherty, where he managed a grain elevator and a feed lot and began a lifetime friendship and business association with Wayne Rainwater. He was a highly respected and loved member of the community where he proudly raised his family. He farmed in the Dougherty and Lakeview area, where he retired in 1997, to provide care for Lucy until her death in 1998. He found great companionship again with Glenna Smith after the death of their respective spouses. Carmel and Glenna shared several years together until Mrs. Smith’s death in 2009. He was a loving husband, father, and devoted granddad who respected and cared deeply for the land that supported his livelihood. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Floydada, and was a member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. Carmel is survived by his son, Martin and wife Machelle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and two daughters, Sara and her husband Roger Coursey, and Jodie and husband Jerry McGuire, both of Floydada. Also surviving are his five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one brother, Mike and wife Irene Eastham of Temple, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, and one brother, Harry.
Evrage, Jerry W. 1956 JC ~ 17-Dec-2007 73, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at his home in Hobbs, NM. He was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Carlsbad, NM. Jerry attended New Mexico Military Institute and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from North Texas State in Denton, Texas. He had been a resident of Hobbs, NM, for more than 30 years. Jerry was a member of the Masonic Lodge approximately 50 years. He was also active in the Hobbs Bass Club. Mr. Evrage was a Methodist. Survivors include three daughters, Deb Chase of Artesia, NM, Donna Murrill of Hobbs, NM, and Deena Cabot of Bayfield, CO; six grandchildren, Chance Chase of Orlando, FL, Tiffany Murrill of Lovington, NM, Kendra Murrill of Dallas, Texas, Kali Murrill of Dallas, Texas, Jerid Cabot of Durango, CO, and Cassidy Cabot of Bayfield, CO; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Ray Evrage 1958 HS of Pinon, NM. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Faye Evrage of Carlsbad, NM.
Fachinger, George J. 1956 JC ~ 26-Jan-2010
Fitch, William H., III 1956 JC ~ 10-Sep-2010
Floyd, Jay Eugene 1956 JC ~ 27-Feb-2011 of Midland passed away February 27, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born March 11, 1936 to Clay Mclane Floyd and Laura Maxine Tom Floyd in Midland. Gene, a third generation Midlander, and grandson of B.W. Floyd and Mabel Hill Floyd and G.W. Tom and Irene Flanagan Tom, pioneer Midland and Martin County ranchers, graduated from high school and Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute and received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree from Texas Christian University in 1958. Upon graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the army. He was discharged with the rank of Captain upon completing his active duty and reserve military obligation. Gene worked for Continental Oil Company for ten years, resigning in 1969 as Division Landman in Continental’s Denver office. He then worked for Adobe Oil Company as manager of its land department until 1971 when he and Joel R. Miller formed the petroleum partnership of Miller & Floyd that endured until 1991 when it dissolved so the partners could enjoy semi-retirement. Gene, a Certified Professional Landman, was General Partner of Floyd Energy, Ltd., and manager of R.R. Herrell Properties, Ltd., both family partnerships, at the time of his death. Gene was an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a long time member of the American and Permian Basin Association of Petroleum Landmen, a former member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a past president of the Midland High School Bulldog Football Booster Club, a past president of Midland Country Club, and a Racquet Club Board Member. In addition, Gene, a descendant of both paternal and maternal citizens of the Republic of Texas, was a member of Texas’ First Families, The Sons of the Republic of Texas and The Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. “Didi” played an active role in the lives of his grandchildren, attending as many sporting and school events as he could. He will be missed dearly. Gene, who married Sharon Lee Herrell of Midland December 23, 1956, is survived by Sharon, his best friend and wife of 54 years; his three children, Michael McLane “Mike” Floyd and wife Kim and daughter Shaina Weaver Dunn, her husband Ryan and their son Rayden of Ft. Worth, Robert William “Bobby” Floyd and wife Sharon and their children, Michelle, Robert, Michael and Coleman, all of Midland, and Shannon Elizabeth Floyd Board and husband Marty, and their children, Martin, Michael and Marshall of Midland. Gene is also survived by his sister, D’Aun Floyd Cunningham of Ft. Worth and several nieces and nephews.
Foster, Stephen E. 1956 HS ~ 16-Sep-1995
Fraser, Jon G. 1956 HS ~ 15-Aug-1989
Fryar, Jimmy D. 1956 HS ~ 04-Mar-2005
Fuller, Robert O. 1956 HS ~ 27-May-2007
Garlinger, John J., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 10-Oct-2016 84, of Bentonville passed away Monday, October 10 in Springfield, MO following a traffic accident. He was born April 7, 1932 in Riverside, California to the late John Jackson Garlinger Sr. and Lois Allecia Schooler Garlinger. In his younger years he attended New Mexico Military Institute on a football scholarship, was the New Mexico Golden Gloves state champion and served his country during the Korean conflict. Following discharge, he returned to school at the University of New Mexico. John was especially proud of his achievements as a professional land surveyor, having assisted in many housing developments throughout California and building a successful land surveying company in Southern California with the love of his life, Judith Clow Garinger, who preceded him. Together for over 49 years, they worked side-by-side both in the business and at home. In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded by his sister, Marjorie Watson; his brother, George Garlinger and his grandson, John Byers. John’s interest in football never wavered from high school to college, as a member of Army’s team and watching whoever was on TV today, he loved watching the game. In fact, games of most sorts. He especially loved playing board games and traveling across the country with his family… and often to visit extended family in the motorhome while whistling to big bands, Waylon or Willie on the 8 track. Following his retirement as a professional land surveyor, he continued to enjoy football, fellowship with Elks and his Tuesday night poker club. Survivors include his daughters, Heidi Scott and Suzy Byers (Robert) of Bentonville and Kathryn Wroten (Michael) of Maine; his brother, Earle Garlinger of Bentonville; grandchildren, Lauryn Garlinger, Grayson Scott (Jaime), Jared Scott and Rebecca Scott, Jack Wroten, Josh Wroten and Camryn Byers; numerous nieces, nephews, associates, poker buddies and dear friends.
Garrett, Jack David ~ 1956 HS
Geen, Robert S. 1956 JC
Gentry, MAJ Roy Charles, USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 01-Dec-2013 was born on a farm near Dexter, N.M., on Aug. 10, 1935, to Roy and Neva Gentry. He married Gerry DeSmith Hardy on June 25, 1994, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Charles graduated high school in Roswell, N.M., in 1952 and New Mexico Military Institute in 1956. While attending NMMI, Charles was elected All-Conference in football for four years as well as winning the State Golden Gloves boxing heavyweight title. He was inducted into the NMMI Hall of Fame in 1986. Upon graduation, he entered the Army Corps of Engineers. During active duty, he flew Army fixed and rotary wing aircraft with four overseas assignments in Germany, Libya, Iran and Vietnam. Charles was medically discharged in 1966 as the result of wounds sustained when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam. During his military service, he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous Air Medals. Charles graduated top student at Texas Tech School of Law in 1969 and served as a trustee of the Texas Tech Law Foundation. Before entering private law practice in Washington, D.C., Dallas and Austin, he served as legislative director for U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, special assistant to the Attorney General as a White House Fellow, legal advisor to the National League of Families of POWs and MIAs in Vietnam, and director of the Clean Lakes Program at the newly created Environmental Protection Agency. In 1992 he returned to Washington, D.C., as Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. Upon public service retirement, he consulted in Washington, D.C., on public policy issues related to science and nuclear weapons. After retirement, he and Gerry logged thousands of miles in overseas travel, as well as domestic adventures in their RV. Their home was a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In 2005, they moved to Tierra Linda Ranch in Kerrville. Those left to cherish and honor Charles’ memory are his wife, Gerry Gentry of Kerrville; son, Geoffrey Gentry of San Antonio; daughter, Cheryl Estrada and husband, Noel of Lubbock; sister, Nancy Nalda; grandchildren, Maranda Buchanan, Jacob Estrada, Leahnna Estrada and Ryan Gentry; nephew, Scott Nalda; along with many neighbors and friends.
Gilchrist, William T. 1956 JC ~ 01-Jan-2012
Glenn, Carrel B. 1956 HS ~ 15-Nov-1987
Graham, Ronald B. 1956 JC
Gray, LTC Harlen E., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 10-Dec-2005
Greathouse, James C. 1956 HS ~ 02-Aug-2010  (November 10, 1938 – August 3, 2010) – Born on November 10, 1938 in South Gate, CA, he lived most of his life in Huntington Beach, CA. He is survived by his loving family, Linda, his wife of 47 years, daughter Robin Lynn, sons James Ronald, Jeffrey Wayne, Wayne Martin, James Keith and Papa to 9 grandchildren. He attended schools in Santa Fe, graduated from New Mexico Military Institute & earned his degree in Business Administration from La Verne University. He was a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Jim joined Parker Aerospace in 1984 working in a variety of ever increasing roles within the Supply Chain/Operations over his impressive 20+ year career with Parker. Jim was also very active in APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) throughout his career. He served as Orange County Chapter President and eventually served in several roles on the APICS National Board of Directors including APICS Certification Committee Chair. Jim particularly enjoyed being a mentor to many during his career and was a nationally recognized expert in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Jim was known for his love of family, his lifelong quest for knowledge, and his wonderful sense of humor. His family, friends and co-workers will miss him greatly.
Gregg, MSG Francis Hamilton. USA (Ret) 1956 HS ~ 10-Sep-2010 72, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Survived by: Son, Francis, Jr.; daughters, Dee Cook and Jane Brown; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Griffin, Terence K. 1956 JC ~ 31-Jan-1991
Gross, 1LT Robert H., III, USN (Ret) 1956 HS ~ 13-May-2012  54, of Bethlehem Township, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in St. Lukes Hospice House. He was the husband of Maryann (Salamone) Gross. They celebrated their 29th anniversary last June 19. Mr. Gross has been Superintendent of Schools in the Salisbury Township School District since 2010, and has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Wilkes University since 2006. After receiving both a B.S. and M.M. from West Chester University, he began his teaching career in 1980 as Band Director and Music Teacher at Garnet Valley High School. He later became Band Director and Music Teacher at Emmaus High School, and was appointed chairperson of the East Penn School District Music Department. In 1991 he moved to the West Shore School District in Lewisberry, where he served in various positions leading to Assistant Superintendent. He was Associate Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District from 2005 – 2008. He served as Superintendent of Schools in the Kutztown Area School District for two years until accepting his current position of Superintendent of Schools in Salisbury Township. Since receiving his Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Certification from Lehigh University in 1996, he has been pursuing a Doctorate Degree from Walden University. Mr. Gross held memberships in American Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Personnel Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Pennsylvania School Boards Association, National Staff Development Council, Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, North American Educational Negotiators, and the Society for Human Resource Management. He also belonged to the Lehigh Valley Society of the Arts, Historic Bethlehem Partnership, and Friends of Music in Bethlehem. He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bethlehem Township, and the Knights of Columbus. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Robert R., Jr. And Louise (Scott) Gross. Survivors: Wife, Maryann; daughter, Katrina delvecchio and her husband Adam of Wind Gap; son, Kyle R. Of Wind Gap; and grandsons, Kyler, Dominic and Landon.
Gurule, Joe E. 1956 JC ~ 24-Jan-2006
Haddock, Mike H. 1956 HS ~ 06-May-1997
Haefeli, Edwin P. 1956 JC ~ 22-May-2008 (March 28, 1936 – May 22, 2008) Age: 72 Residence: Greeley, CO. Edwin P. Haefeli was born in Greeley to Dr. Edward and Rose Haefeli. He graduated from Greeley High School, attended military school, and was in the U.S Army. After completing his military service, he attended CSU. Mr. Haefeli married Joan Femmenino in Greeley on Jan. 14, 1988. Mr. Haefeli built the Lincoln Plaza and opened the first Wendy’s in Greeley. He was active in real estate and owned Jeddies in Greeley. He was a hard worker and loved life. Mr. Haefeli was member of the Elk and 700 club. Mr. Haefeli died Thursday of heart failure. Survivors: His wife; a son, Matthew Haefeli; a daughter, Jennifer Haefeli-Eldander; a sister, Guida Beetham; two grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harriman, Gordon Douglas, Jr. 1956 HS ~ 01-Nov-1984
Healy, Charles E. 1956 HS ~ 15-Dec-1990
Hilton, Thomas R. 1956 HS ~ 27-Dec-1993
Howell, Gerald E. 1956 JC
Huggins, Joe O. 1956 HS ~ 09-Aug-2002
Hughes, John H. 1954 HS-1956 JC  81, passed away October 16, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born September 26, 1936 to TJ and Elizabeth Hughes and grew up in Cushing, Oklahoma. Following family tradition, Jack graduated from High School at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He then attended Southern Illinois University before entering military service in the United States Coast Guard. He was a proud patriotic veteran. Jack was a successful entrepreneur with a tenacious spirit which led him into many endeavors throughout his career. His extremely strong work ethic was one of his most admirable character traits. He also gave back to his community in various ways, among them, serving on the board of The Edmond Homebuilder’s Association, Chairman of the Edmond Planning Commission, Mobile Meals and St. John’s. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Michele of the home; son, Mark Hughes of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, Tom Hughes and wife, Sally of Tulsa; sister-in-law, Deanie Moore of Tulsa and brother-in-law, Pat Moore of Oklahoma City. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Paula Avery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Autumn Leaves and Sooner Hospice for their care and compassion.
Hunt, LTC James E., Jr., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 24-Jun-2016 81, of Diamondhead, MS, passed away Friday evening, June 24, 2016 of cardio-pulmonary failure. Jim was born September 11, 1934 in Dallas, TX, to James Edward Hunt and Helen Margaret Hunt. He is preceded in his death by his daughter, Cary Allison Hegg; his sister, Carol Hunt; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Gail Baker Hunt; his sister, Rita Maher; his children and their families: Kelly and Charlie Jinks; James Edward Hunt, III; Shannon and Rupert Wood; Cathy Kessler; Steven Hegg; eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim attended Jesuit High School in Dallas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1956 from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army and served as a tank commander in France and Berlin, Germany, and with the Texas National Guard. He also played football for his high school, college, and the US Army with the Berlin Bears. Jim married Gail Baker, also from Dallas, on October 7, 1961. He was the Vice President for Fieldcrest-Cannon with a very successful career of thirty-one years. With Fieldcrest-Cannon, the family moved from Texas to New York, Virginia, Atlanta, and finally back to Dallas. Throughout his career and required travelling, he always found time to be a loving, involved dad to his five children and to coach many of their sports teams in softball and football. Jim and Gail retired to Diamondhead where they have lived for over 20 years. Jim served as a Director and Vice President of the Diamondhead POA and President and Secretary of Fin and Feather for several years. After losing their home in Hurricane Katrina, Jim and Gail were determined to stay in Mississippi, and Jim worked tirelessly to help with the re-building of the Diamondhead Community. He was also involved with VFW , Most Holy Trinity, St. Thomas the Apostle, and Annunciation Catholic churches. His hobbies included tennis, golf, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Hurdt, Donald B. “D.B.” 1956 JC ~ 24-Dec-2012  76, of Dickens, Texas passed away on December 24, 2012. Don was born in Hobart, Oklahoma on July 21, 1936. Don graduated from Hobart High School and continued on to New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Christian University. Don was married to Martha Annette Gass on June 14, 1955; they were married 31 years and had three children: John, Linda, and Cody. Don owned Hurdt Seeds where he created his own seed varieties; he and his dad, J.T. Hurdt, invented the Hydromist that puts moisture back into the ginned cotton prior to being pressed into a bale; and he had his own Delinting Plant for a majority of his adult life. He was also a rancher and loved the outdoors. He loved to laugh, pull pranks, and holidays (4th of July and Christmas!) What Don was best known for was his deep and faithful friendships throughout his life. All his friends are especially remembered for their love and support throughout the years. Don is survived by Edith “Boots” Joy Wells, Johnnie (son) and Mary Sue Hurdt, Rob and Linda (daughter) Winkler, Cody (son) and Karen Hurdt, Kim and Candy Vale, Melody Wells, Sheere and Robert Alsup, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by Martha Ann Gass Hurdt Elliott, James “Johnnie or J.T.” Truby Hurdt, and Ann Elliott Burnett Hurdt,
James, Louis G., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 31-Oct-2015 passed away in Houston with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Louis was 77 years old. Louis was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1938. He was the only child of Allena Duff James and Louis G. James. Louis grew up in Dallas, was a rodeo cowboy in his late teens and early 20’s, graduated from Texas Christian University and then worked in advertising before moving into the oil and gas industry where he spent the majority of his career. He spoke of a song from his youth with a verse about “those faraway places with strange sounding names” and his desire to see and be part of a world beyond Texas. His career took him around the world and his passion for travel is a treasured gift that he shared with his wife and passed on to his children. Louis was proud to say that he always followed his passion during his unique and interesting career. Louis was also passionate about golf. He was a scratch golfer when he was younger, hit his 6th hole in one in 2011 and reported that one of the best things about moving into his 70’s was that he started shooting his age with some frequency. After he retired, Louis was happy to play as much golf as he wanted and made many treasured friends on the golf course. Louis was a devoted husband to his wife, Lynne, of over 37 years, and very close to his two daughters, Lindsey and Lauren. He often said that being part of a family that he described as “radiating love and caring” was his greatest accomplishment. We remember Louis as a man who loved life fully and taught us that there are no limits to what one can accomplish and no adventure that shouldn’t be taken. Louis left this life as he lived itwith courage, determination, compassion and integrity. He will be greatly missed. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Louis G. James and Allena Duff James. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Karoll James and daughters Lindsey Kay James-West and Lauren Kimberly James, son-in law Marshall Travis West, in-laws Anne and Tom Schafer and Kay and Sandy Walker, and additional extended family.
Jones, Robert E. 1956 JC ~ 16-May-2005
Kelley, Herbert C. 1956 JC
Keys, Bayard L. 1956 JC ~ 09-Jul-2003
Kinder, COL Norman W., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 07-Jul-2016 passed away at the age of 83 on Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born in Hope, New Mexico on January 18, 1933. Norm graduated from Alamogordo High School and attained a BS degree from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956. He was Cadet Corps Commander, a Distinguished Military Graduate, and captain of the football team. Norm received his Master’s from the University of Utah in 1977. Advanced military education included Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Defense Language Institute, Monterrey, California. His family remembers him as a humble and honest man of integrity, a patriot, and an athlete who was unfailing in his love for them. He was quick to offer an encouraging word, quality time and a big hug. His 61-year marriage to Pat demonstrated to his family virtues such as respect, kindness, generosity and commitment, a model their children hope to follow in their own lives. Survivors include his wife Patricia Dow Kinder, son Steven Kinder of Hixson, daughters and sons-in law, Renee’ and Steve Farrar of Conyers, Georgia, and Sharon and Ken Bittinger of Marietta, Georgia, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren and his sister JoAnn Maklary (Frank) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen “Ashley” Fennell and son-in-law Fred, parents William Oscar and Lillian Greenwood Kinder of Alamogordo, New Mexico, brother Kenneth Kinder (Vera) of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and sister Alene Kinder House (J.P.) of Miami, Arizona. Colonel Kinder served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. A Ranger and Senior Paratrooper, his military decorations and awards include: the Legion of Merit with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm and the Republic of Vietnam Distinguished Service Medal. A personal career honor for Colonel Kinder was serving as a member of the Four Party Joint Military Commission sent to Hanoi to repatriate our POW’s from the Hanoi Hilton at the end of the Vietnam war. Following military service, Colonel Kinder enjoyed l0 years as Senior JROTC Army instructor at East Ridge High School. An avid golfer, Norm could often be found on the links of Valleybrook Golf Club. He was also active with the Racquet Club of Chattanooga and was a former officer in the Chattanooga Tennis Association. Norm was a member of Burks United Methodist Church and was inspired by the Pairs and Spares class.
Kitchen, MAJ Kenneth S., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 26-Apr-2007
Lane, Donald J. 1956 SC ~ 12-Oct-2010  77, passed away on October 12, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on August 27, 1933 in Silver City, NM, to Dr. Russell and Maureen Lane. Don was a retired Funeral Director having practiced for 32 years at Strong-Thorne Mortuary and Riverside Funeral Home. He was a graduate of NMMI, UNM & Dallas Institute. Don Served in the US Air Force. He is survived by his cousin Toni Furman and her husband Bunkie of Arlington, Texas; two nephews, Mark and Dell Shaw of Texas; and many close friends.
Laverty, Dale Preston 1956 JC ~ 25-Sep-2016 80, Of Miami, Passed Away September 25, 2016. Survived By His Loving Wife Linda. Born 1/19/1936.
Law, MAJ Laurence J. 1956 SC ~ 01-May-1996
LeBus, John Thomas 1956 HS ~ 09-May-2014
Ledbetter, Homer P. 1956 JC ~ 01-Apr-1967
Leewright, Dyall P. 1956 HS ~ 12-Dec-2002
Lieberman, Dr. James S. 1956 HS ~ 21-Aug-2006
Little, Lowell 1956 SC
Magee, William L. 1956 HS ~ 18-Dec-2003
Marley, Robert Clyde 1956 HS ~ 22-Mar-2003
Marshall, John H., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 24-Mar-1994
Martin, Jerry D. 1956 HS
McFarlin, Kenneth E. 1956 HS ~ 15-Mar-2007
McKibben, Billy Jess 1956 JC ~ 04-Aug-2017 81, passed away due to natural causes on Aug. 4, 2017. Bill was born in Eunice June 2, 1936. He is a graduate of Lovington High School, NMMI, and New Mexico State University. Bill served his country in the Air Force during the V i e t n a m era. He also served in the New Mexico State Senate for 20 years. He was a real-estate investor and developer in Eastern NM and West Texas. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sue; his daughter Kim McKibben of Albuquerque; his son, Billy McKibben and wife Helen of Lubbock. Three grandchildren, Hannah Johnson of Albuquerque; Hayes and William McKibben of Lubbock; and also his sisters, Dorris Yarbro and Betty Shipley, both of Lovington. His passions were his family, planting trees and cancer treat ment and research.
McPeak, Michael G. 1956 HS ~ 10-Jun-1995
Mitchell, Dr. David E., III 1956 HS ~ 03-Apr-2011
Mobley, Johnny F. 1956 JC ~ 11-Sep-2007
Moore, Michael M. 1956 HS ~ 12-Mar-2012 A great man will be missed. Born in Seattle, WA; raised in Douglas, AZ. Mike came to Tucson in 1948 where he remained until his death. After graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute, he received his Undergraduate and his JD in Law from the U of A. Mike practiced law for over 40 years in Tucson. He began his career as a prosecutor for the City of Tucson and never lost a case. That earned him the nickname “The Young Perry Mason”. Mike even looked the part – big guy with his black suit, white shirt and skinny black tie. Mike’s biggest achievement however was his family. He is survived by Jo, his wife of 46 years and his children, Kevin (Lisa), Michael (Brenda) and Ashley (Joel). Mike was also blessed with four grandchildren, Courtney, Carson, Jake and Hunter. Dad, we want you to know that we loved you, respected you and we are the people we are today because we had you as a father, mentor and friend.71, passed away in Mansfield on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Roger was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is remembered for his big heart, strong sense of humor and wit, “MacGyver-like” ability to create, fix and improve anything, and his love of golf and photography. All his daughters jokingly referred to him as “Mr. Manners.” His love for his wife transcends all time and space; she was truly the “love of his life.” Roger graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956, and his bachelor’s degree followed in electronics engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology. In 1970, Roger moved to El Paso, where he worked at Johnson Space Center, White Sands Missile Range, on the Apollo project. Following the cancellation of the Apollo program, he started Vogue Photography and was a partner in Keown-Nielsen Question Document Examiner for several years. He then became a real estate broker, opening Preferred Real Estate. He and his soulmate retired to Mansfield in 1998. Survivors: His beloved wife, Karin; daughters and sons-in-laws, Sheryl and Vince Roman of Franklin, TN, Michele and Eric Rachie of Springfield, VA, Trecie and Ted Paradeza of San Antonio, Becky and Jim Holland of Arlington and Amye and Reagan Pettey of Houston. Roger was adored as “Papa” by his grandchildren, Jaylee and Jayden Holland of Arlington, Mailisa and Mason of San Antonio, Hannah and Nick Roman of Franklin, TN, and Georgia and Emerson of Houston. He was cherished by his big sister, Carolyn Sedberry of Albuquerque, NM, and “sister” and “brother”-in-law, Linda and Andy Anderson of San Angelo. He was loved by wonderful nephews and niece, Heather Anderson of Abilene, Shawn and Chris Anderson of San Angelo and Leland, Bob and John Sedberry, all of Albuquerque, NM. He is remembered and loved by many extended family members and close friends.
Morales, Benito 1956 JC
Morris, Henry Clements, Jr. 1956 JC ~ 05-Jul-2001
Nash, David A. 1956 HS
Neal, John L. 1956 HS ~ 21-Mar-2008
Nielsen, Roger B. 1956 HS ~ 27-Apr-2010
Nokes, George R. 1956 JC ~ 01-May-1986
Orr, George P. 1956 JC ~ 28-Aug-2013  78, passed peacefully on August 28, 2013 at The Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Mr. Orr is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shar Riley Orr. They have lived in Elkins Lake for eight years after retiring and moving from California in 2004. He has four children from a previous marriage; a daughter, Kathleen Orr, and sons, Michael Orr, Dale Orr, and John Orr. He was born on July 21, 1935 in Fabens, Texas. In his younger years, he attended a military school in Los Angeles, California. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. After his Navy years, he attended several Texas universities studying business, finance, management, and accounting. Mr. Orr’s professional career was spent working in the insurance business. He worked at the Allstate Home Office in Northbrook, Illinois and Cal Union Insurance Company in Los Angeles, California. For fourteen years, he owned Farmers Insurance Agency in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Otto, David J. 1956 JC ~ 15-Mar-2014 passed away March 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ethel; and son, Tim Otto.
Pruett, J. Tom 1956 JC ~ 21-Jul-2010
Randall, James D. 1956 JC ~ 30-Aug-2012
Reininghaus, Budd, Jr. 1956 JC ~ 14-Dec-1988
Reynolds, Stephen R.  1956 HS ~ 30-Jul-2018  beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Redding, Calif., on July 30, 2018, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He requested no formal services, but the family will convene later in a private ceremony to scatter his ashes amongst the places he loved. Stephen was born on Nov. 23, 1937, in Long Beach, Calif., to Wallace Elmo Reynolds and Marjorie Eloise (Robertson) Reynolds. He was their fourth and last child and only son. When he was three, his family returned to New Mexico, where he remained until his move to Alaska. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1956, and later attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. In 1958, he married Gloria Jernigan and left college, joining the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish as a game warden in 1959. In 1969, he realized his dream to move to Alaska, where he joined the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as an enforcement officer/pilot. He retired from the Department of Public Safety in 1986 after having achieved the rank of Captain. This early retirement allowed him the chance to pursue other interests with his second wife, Judy, whom he had married in 1979. Although he continued to work as a security officer on Alaska’s North Slope for several years afterward, his true retirement years began in 1998 and were spent traveling in the fifth wheel, pitching in horseshoe tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, pursuing his passions to write books and create amazingly beautiful pastel portraits, and just generally enjoying every day. He and Judy finally settled, in 2003, on 50 acres in Montague, Calif., a place rich with wildlife, the perfect spot for a retired game warden. Stephen is survived by his wife, Judy; and his children, Stephen E. Reynolds II, G. Coleman Reynolds, Charles Reynolds, Cynthia McCoy, Karen Reynolds and Susan Buist; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters: Gail Reynolds, Nancy Reynolds and Ann Markovich. He will be remembered by those who truly knew him as a strong man with a sensitive nature, passionate about honesty and integrity, kind and fair, and caring. He leaves big shoes to be filled.
Reynolds, William K. 1956 JC ~ 04-May-2004
Roever, William A., Jr. 1956 HS
Royer, Donald C. 1956 JC ~ 27-Jan-2009
Sanders, Frank C. 1956 HS
Sanford, Patrick J. 1956 JC
Santell, Dr. Allen A. 1956 HS
Sawey, COL James W., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 19-Mar-2011 77, passed away on March 19, 2011 after a courageous battle with a devastating disease. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on July 14, 1933 and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Jim held various command positions in Germany and Vietnam. He served in the office of the Army Chief of Staff as well as Chief of the National Guard Bureau Personnel Section in Washington, DC. Later assignments included the Presidio of San Francisco and Post Commander of Fort Douglas, Utah. After retirement he was employed by Wackenhut Services as Deputy General Manager at DOE Training Center, at Manzano Base and at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans. Jim, Ann, and their daughter, Leslie enjoyed church, traveling, and outdoor activities. He was very active with Leslie’s special programs. Jim had a huge heart and loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters, Leslie Sawey, Jane Castillo and husband, Chuck Castillo, MD.; grandchildren, James Davis and Alexandra Jane, from Phoenix, Arizona.
Selvitella, Henry D. 1956 HS ~ 13-Nov-2007
Sewell, Donald T. 1956 HS ~ 17-Oct-2002
Shilling, George R., III 1956 HS ~ 21-Sep-2009 passed away peacefully in his home on September 21, 2009 at the age of 71. He has been surrounded by his loving family and friends during his long illness. George was born on January 26, 1938 in Oklahoma City to George R. Shilling, II, and Ruth (Burns) Shilling. He was involved in the metal fabrication business for over 50 years. He had a love for the church, iron working, and do it yourself projects, cooking, and most of all his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie Shilling; his six children, 19 grandchildren and many adoring friends.
Shoemaker, Von P. 1956 JC
Smith, Richard E. 1956 HS ~ 19-Dec-2009  Dick played his last hand December 19, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque, NM, with his sister, Dorothy, and a friend, Lewie Wickham, at his side. He died due to heart failure and complications from diabetes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole; parents, John and Margaret Smith. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hammond (Jorge) of Pena Blanca; a son, Jeremy Gordon of Taos; a niece, Susie Davis (Jeff) of Chandler AZ; a nephew, John Billingsley (Sherry) of Loma Rica, CA, and several great nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends across the country. He was born in Alamosa, CO, February 27, 1939. Moved to Los Alamos in the early 40’s, and grew up in the Pojoaque Valley; graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956; served in the US Navy until 1963. Returned to the University of New Mexico to study Engineering, upon graduating he worked for the NM Highway Dept. and several surveying companies. He was a partner in a surveying business in Taos during the 70’s. Moved back to Santa Fe where he and Dean Williamson opened Smith & Williamson Surveying, during that time served as president of the New Mexico Surveyors Association, and retired in 2006. He and his wife Carole also owned the Travel Connection in Santa Fe. A special thank you to Willie Watkins, Beth Nolan, Carlos Asuna and Lewie Wickham for their support at the end of his life.
Snell, LTC Robert A., USA (Ret) 1956 JC ~ 23-Apr-2008 72, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI, to Vincent Adellan and Suzanne Dillon Snell. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated from Norwich University. LTC Snell served his country proudly in the U. S. Army for 26 years, and voluntarily served two tours of duty in Vietnam, as well as assignments in Europe, South Korea, and various locations throughout the United States. During his Military career, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier’s Medal (2nd Oaf Leaf Cluster) Bronze Star Medal with V Device, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal with V Device (2-5), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantry Badge. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Anne Marie (Nancy) Snell Mead. He is survived by Christine A. Snell and their children: Michael C. Snell, Matthew H. Snell and wife Staci L., and Scott D. Snell; brothers Arthur L. Snell, and COL Dillon Snell, USA (Ret).  He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Kohle and Duke.
Snyder, Gus A., Jr. 1956 JC
Stinton, Ronald J. 1956 HS ~ 27-Apr-1998
Strebe, George Alfred 1956 JC ~ 15-Dec-2012  of Lewiston, 92, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. He was born on July 17, 1920, in Pontiac to Arthur and Eva Strebe. In November 1939, George went to work at Pontiac Motor Machine Repair and in 1942 was transferred to the tool room. He proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy, spending two years in South Pacific at the end of World War II. In 1946, he married Bernice Tharaldson. In 1964, he formed Strebe Manufacturing and spent 1,200 hours as a private pilot. George retired Jan. 1, 1976, and moved to Lewiston in September 1977. Up until 2011, George spent winters in Florida. George enjoyed sports and played D,C,B baseball and loved ice and roller skating, swimming, fishing and spent quite a bit of time playing golf. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, attending Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston, and was an assistant member of Faith Lutheran Church in New Port Richey, Fla. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 6335 in Lewiston and a life member of VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids. He is survived by his son, Gerald ôJerryö Strebe; grandsons, Jason and Matthew Strebe. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Bernice, and his stepson, Milton.
Strebe, Warren Frederick, Jr. 1956 HS ~ 09-Jul-1998
Stuermer, F. Philip 1956 JC
Taylor, Billy Pat 1956 JC ~ 01-Oct-1995
Temple, Oscar R., Jr. 1956 JC
Thomas, Frank R. 1956 HS
Todd, Frank C. 1956 JC ~ 17-Nov-2000
Trevvett, Herbert E. 1956 JC ~ 06-Nov-2008  72, of Millington Avenue, died on November 6, 2008 at the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford, following an eight month illness. Mr. Trevvett was born in Utica on June 29, 1936, a son of the late Edward and Sara (Paull) Trevvett. He graduated from Poland Central School and furthered his education through the ROTC Program at both the New Mexico Military Institute and Norwich University, Vermont. Herbert graduated as 2nd Lieutenant with the U. S. Army in 1958 and served six months active duty and several years following in the Reserves. He started his career in 1959 with Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company, Utica, which was founded by his great-grandfather in 1883. On August 13, 1960, he was united in marriage with the former Doris Glenister at the Community Baptist Church in Poland. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Travelers in 2005. Mr. Trevvett was a former Scoutmaster of Troop 20 BSA in Poland and past-president of the Poland Central School Board. He was a former moderator and treasurer of the Community Baptist Church of Poland. As a longtime supporter of the United Way, Herbert previously served as a board member and treasurer. He was also a former member of St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital Board. Survivors besides his wife of 48 years, Doris, include one daughter, Deborah Trevvett and her husband, Geoffrey Hamilton of Newberg, OR; two sons, Thomas Trevvett of Newport and Paul Trevvett of Cold Brook; one sister, Winifred Hall of Newport; one brother, James Trevvett and his wife, Barbara of Cold Brook; one cousin, Gordon Paull of Herkimer; and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Arvin and a special aunt, Grace Paull.
VanCourt, Hawley A., Jr. 1956 HS
Vaughan, 1LT Robert W. 1956 JC ~ 23-Oct-1996
Wallace, James W., Jr. 1956 SC ~ 06-May-2004
Wherry, Charles E. 1956 JC ~ 21-May-2001
Wied, Charles D. 1956 JC ~ 01-Apr-1996
Wilcox, Thomas K. 1956 JC ~ 23-Jan-2012
Wilkerson, Howard C. 1956 HS
Williams, Murray L., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 01-Feb-2007
Wing, Paul R. 1956 HS
Wright, Kenneth M. 1956 JC
Wyly, Jr., Victor L. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 22-Jul-2018 Born August 27, 1936 in Roswell, NM, passed away in his sleep July 22, 2018, in Green Valley, AZ, age 81. He attended Roswell High, graduated New Mexico Military Institute and Arizona State University excelling as an athlete in tennis, golf and skiing. He and his surviving wife, Margie, married April 1957, celebrating 61 years this year. He was a successful and humorous salesman, which included a men/women’s clothing and ski shop in Roswell. He is predeceased by his parents, Aylene and Victor Sr., and his eldest son, Victor L. “Tres” Wyly, III 1976 HS. Survived by daughter, Leslie (Tim) Reeves, son Roger (Vicki) Wyly, brother, Richard R. Wyly 1959 JC, 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson and 3 great-granddaughters and beloved little dog Sunny. His patience and sense of humor was a gift to our world. We will all miss him.
Young, Melvin L. 1956 HS ~ 15-Oct-1995


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Akin, Kenneth N. L. 1955 SC
Alderson, Richard K. 1955 HS ~ 15-Nov-2006
Andrus, Lawrence R. 1955 SC ~ 18-Jul-2016 82 of Roswell was reunited in heaven with his bride of 61 years, Betty Andrus. While Alzheimer’s took his mind it never took his spirit, sense of humor, smile or his orneriness! An old cowboy to the end with his grace and bravery. He loved to tell his old stories about growing up in Hagerman and living on the Caprock Ranch; his years at the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating the last year it was a four-year college; serving the United States in the Army; bookkeeping and managing several businesses. And then there was Tastee-Freeze! He loved nurturing the young and took great pride as a Scout Master as many of the young men made it to Eagle Scout. He was also a proud Rainbow Dad of Zia Assembly #49 for over 15 years; always involved with the choral departments at both Roswell and Goddard High Schools. He didn’t stop there, becoming a substitute teacher at Washington Ave. Elementary during retirement for his granddaughter and all the other kids who learned from him. And finally, his rocks, much to the chagrin of his wife. Go Chaparral Rock Hounds! He is proceeded in death by his wife Betty Whitfield Andrus. Brothers Jess Medlin and Cork Andrus/Wanna B Andrus. Sister Lil Conley/Bob Conley. Brother-in-law Dr. Charles Whitfield. Parents James Perry Andrus and Eula ‘Jack’ Holden Andrus and one great granddaughter Isabella Andrus. Those left to carry on his stories are his Sister Billie Jean Goff, Sister-in-law Dr. Edie Whitfield. Daughter Betsy Winfrey and her husband Mike. Daughter Beth Andrus and Ron Devenport. Son Jim Andrus and wife Lori. Ten grandchildren and 8 ½ great grandchildren. His last months were filled with such love and joy with his caregivers which he jokingly called his ‘Harem.’ Thank you Brandi, Caitlyn, Angela, Eva, Jordon, Wendy, June and Gentiva Hospice.
Anglin, Donald L. 1955 HS ~ 01-Jul-1959
Baker, James B. 1955 JC ~ 27-Jun-2018 83, passed away on June 28, 2018 at his home in Artesia, New Mexico. James was born on September 8, 1934 in Artesia; the son of Curtis Arewood Baker and Ruby Pearl (Schmitz) Baker. On July 5, 1958 he married Sara Elizabeth Cole in Las Cruces, N.M. She preceded him in death on September 13, 2005. He was the owner/operator at Baker Stephens Tire Company and a lifelong resident of Artesia. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Billie Jean Vogt. Survivors include his son James Curtis Baker and wife Gina of Dallas, TX; step-daughter Shirley Murphy of Artesia; step-son Larry Murphy of Artesia; sister Stella Heathington of Artesia; 5 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren; cousins Cheryl Welch, Johnny Angel and Mike Heathington.
Baker, Robert S. 1955 HS ~ 29-Sep-2013 beloved husband, father, and grandfather; gifted legal counsel; and long-time volunteer advocate for law enforcement agencies, died at his home in Arcadia, Okla. on September 29, 2013, surrounded by his wife and children. He was 76. His family will celebrate his life and legacy in a private gathering. The eldest child of Thelma Louise Saxon and Marion Robert Baker, Mr. Baker was born on June 5, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Okla. In addition to a semester at the New Mexico Military Institute, he attended and then graduated from Classen High School in 1955. On September 16, 1961 he married Roberta Kay Wilson of Tulsa, Okla. Settling first in Oklahoma City, over the years the couple nurtured two girls, traveled internationally, and built homes in Edmond and Arcadia, where they recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife Kay; daughter Dr. Noelle Baker and her husband William Hare of Davenport, Iowa; daughter Julie Baker Braun and her husband Donald Braun of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren Ashleigh Braun, Bennett Braun of Ft. Lauderdale, and Captain Lawton Hare and his wife First Lieutenant Krissy Andis Hare of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister Mary Beth Baker Busby and her husband David Busby of Washington, D.C., and nephews Robert David Busby of Ada, Okla., and Jack Busby of Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Baker attended George Washington University and the University of Oklahoma, majoring in history and political science. At the University of Oklahoma and thereafter in its College of Law, where he pursued his legal education, he assumed key leadership roles, among them vice president of Phi Delta Phi and case editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. Following his graduation in 1961, Mr. Baker joined Pierce, Mock, Duncan, Couch & Hendrickson. In 1973 he established his own insurance defense law firm, which he led for 25 five years. Admitted to practice law in the Northern, Eastern, and Western districts of Oklahoma, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Baker most recently served as of counsel for the firm Crowe & Dunlevy in the securities litigation practice group. During his esteemed legal career he masterfully defended national and international companies such as Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Nippon Kokan KK, and Remington Arms Company. Mr. Baker was also a respected member of a number of professional organizations, including the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Insurance and Corporation Counsel, and the Oklahoma Bar Association, for which he was a past vice-chairman of the Automobile Law Committee and past president of the National Junior Bar Association. Mr. Baker devoted his time and considerable skills unstintingly to the Oklahoma City community, serving as a first lieutenant and provost marshal in the Oklahoma Air National Guard before moving on to champion medical services, law enforcement, and social welfare in his city. Beginning in 1969, he taught as a visiting lecturer at the Oklahoma University School of Medicine, subsequently identifying a critical gap in community forensic services. Acting on that insight, he helped establish the Oklahoma Board of Medicolegal Investigations for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and he continued to play an integral role in forensic service through his 11-year chairmanship of that board. In related endeavors, Mr. Baker acted as general counsel to the Oklahoma Sheriff and Peace Officers Association and to the Oklahoma City and Edmond Police Departments, assisted the Narcotics Division, and served as a member of the Legal Advisory Committee for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. In 1976 he co-founded the Committee of 100, a group committed to providing financial assistance to widows of state and local firefighters or police officers killed in the line of duty. Mr. Baker was also passionate about the welfare of at-risk children and young adults, taking instrumental roles in establishing the Make-A-Wish Foundation and actively participating in the Junior Achievement Program in Oklahoma City. Speaking in December 1977 on the occasion of the settlement of a lawsuit against a law enforcement officer whom Mr. Baker had successfully defended, District Judge Raymond Naifeh praised the “hundreds of hours” that Baker routinely dedicated to this individual and other officers, without pay. “The public should know there are attorneys like you,” declared Naifeh. “God bless you, Bob Baker.” Robert Saxon Baker will be remembered as a hard-nosed lawyer, compassionate defender, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to sing, and his rich baritone voice filled church choirs, stages, and piano bars, and later crooned soft lullabies to his two girls. His passion for automobiles began with toys and go-carts, progressed to assembling and disassembling cars, and reached its zenith in amateur auto racing, especially in his favorite Jaguar, and in his avid attendance at the annual Indianapolis 500 road race. “Either lead or follow or get the hell out of the way!” was one of his favorite exhortations. Not surprisingly, therefore, in life Mr. Baker led with fervor and conviction in all he did.
Bicknell, Albert J. 1955 HS ~ 29-Apr-1996
Black, BG Joseph L., NMARNG (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 01-Mar-2003
Blackwood, Harold D. 1955 HS
Bloomquist, William C. 1955 JC ~ 12-Jan-2008 was born in Douglas, AZ, on February, 25, 1935 and went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2008 in Tucson. He is survived by his wife, Judy of Elfrida, AZ. In 1995, Barbara, his wife of 40 years preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Helen Christine Bloomquist of Texas and his children, Bill, Jr., (Maryann) of Riva, Maryland, Nelda (Mark) Nichols of Tucson, and Linda (Dan) Denham of Flagstaff, stepsons, Timothy (Gloria) Frazier of Elfrida, and Brian (Greta) Frazier of Tucson. Bill has seven grandchildren, Brittany and Ethan Nichols, Brooke Bloomquist, Sydney and Parker Denham, Christian and Samuel Frazier. Bill joined the family business, Bloomquist Insurance Agency of Douglas in 1966 and later opened a second office in Bisbee and retired in 1998. He was past president of the Independent Insurance Agents Assn. Of Arizona and board member for Cochise County Planning & Zoning and Southeastern Arizona Medical Center. He was active in several community organizations such as the Lions Club, Mt. Moriah Lodge, Rotary Club, and Rainbow Girls. He was a committed Christian who served the Lord faithfully. He will be remembered by all as a generous, kind-hearted man who loved southern Arizona, its history and people. His family will treasure the many stories of growing up on the ranch, interest in our activities and successes in life. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather and husband.
Bowman, R. Don 1955 HS ~ 05-Jun-2013 75, of Branson, Mo. passed away June 5, 2013. Don was born on Aug. 26, 1937 to Jack and Fern Bowman in Lubbock, Texas. Don attended school in Lorenzo, Texas, graduated from NMMI in Roswell, N.M., and later attended Texas Tech. Don leaves behind two children, Jackie Bowman of Tarzana, Calif. and Casey Bowman of Los Angeles, Calif.; his sister, Judy Miller of Lubbock; stepmother, Johnnie Bowman of Idalou; two nieces; and numerous friends. Don was a country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host. He recorded for RCA Victor between 1964 and 1970 and was the original host for the radio show American Country Countdown. In 1966 He won the Favorite County Comedy Recording of the Year award and in 1967 was named Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association. Don served as DJ for several radio stations starting in local stations KDUB and KLLL, and later stations in El Paso, San Diego, Twin Cities, and Branson. As a performer he was the opening act for Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, and other country music stars.
Brainard, Stephen W. 1955 JC
Brewer, Ernest E., Jr. 1955 JC
Brown, Rex B. 1955 HS ~ 26-Jul-2002
Bulls, Felix B. 1955 JC ~ 28-Dec-2013 78, of Tyler, was born on March 7, 1935, in Pampa to Bransford and Kezzia Bulls. He passed away Dec. 28, 2013, in Tyler. After graduating high school in Monahans, he went on to earn a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent over 30 years working for Amoco Production Company in Wyoming, Oklahoma and Texas. Sonny was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and enjoyed his time with his Men’s Bible Study Group. Sonny and Janet had many enjoyable trips with good friends following retirement. Some of his most cherished time was spent as a loving and caring “Chief” to his prodigious clan. He exercised tremendous amounts of love and faith to everyone that had the privilege of knowing him. Sonny is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet, of Tyler; sons, Felix and his wife Jan, of Frisco, Keith, of Tomball, David and his wife Susan, of Tyler, and Barry and his wife Glenna, of Cypress; sister, Jan and her husband Arthur, of Tyler; and his 10 grandchildren, Caleb, Ashleigh, Casey, Phoebe, Brady, Zoe, Haley, Landry, Brandon and Avery.
Burns, Dr. William Q., Jr. 1955 JC
Burris, Marvin O. 1955 HS
Bushman, Clarence E. 1955 HS ~ 19-Dec-2005
Carlisle, COL Alan R., USA (Ret) 1955 SC
Christakis, Charles E. 1955 HS ~ 02-Sep-1997
Clark, Jack A. 1955 HS ~ 22-Mar-2011 75, the son of Floyd and Mary (Winter) Clark, was born on Feb. 7, 1936, at Pampa, Texas. Jack was baptized as a young boy and confirmed in 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran in Denver. On Aug. 16, 1958, he was united in marriage to Dorris Antrobus at St. Johns Lutheran in Denver. To this union four children were born. Jack was retired from Qwest Communications in Denver as a project manager. He was a citizen of the Chickasaw National Tribe. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Katie Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Dorris, of Superior; children, Mrs. Tor Brunso (Mary) of Fayetteville, Ga., Tim Clark of Arvada, Colo., Mrs. Brett Anderson (Nancy) of Littleton, Colo., and Rod Clark of Henderson, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren, Karen, Karl, Brian, Justin, Jessica, Stephanie, Olivia, Steven, Victoria and Gabrielle. He is also survived by his aunt, Estelle Hill, and family of Ada, OK
Claunch, James J. 1955 HS ~ 07-Feb-2009
Cloud, Frederick Bruce 1955 HS ~ 24-Jun-1993
Cloud, Robert C. 1955 HS ~ 01-Jul-1980
Coe, Freddy W. 1955 JC ~ 28-Feb-2014  lost his battle with ALS Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was born near San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 31, 1935 to Fred Earnest and Velma Blackburn Coe. Upon graduation from high school in Kermit, Texas, he entered the New Mexico Navel Institute. After one year, Fred received notification that he had been accepted to West Point, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Baylor University and a NROTC Scholarship to Tulane University. Fred was the first person to be accepted to West Point and Annapolis Naval Academy in the same year. Fred chose to further his education at the Naval Academy. Upon graduating from Annapolis, Fred served in various positions in the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet where he earned the National Defense Service Metal. Following his service in the Navy, Fred began a career of sales and marketing in the electronics industry. His career took him to Maryland, South Dakota, Charlotte, Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Ga. Fred retired to Statesville in 1999 with his beloved wife, Elizabeth, who survives him. Also surviving are daughters, Karen Loudermilk and husband, Roy, Moira Bogley and husband, Bob; sons, Sean Coe and wife, Cory and Brian Coe. He is also survived by grandchildren, Brendan Bogley, Mairaide Bogley, Roman Bogley and Tonya Loudermilk. Fred enjoyed skeet shooting, fishing and travel with his wife, Elizabeth.
Coll, COL James Neville, USAR (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 04-Sep-2001
Connery, David B., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 01-Oct-1980
Corn, LTC Poe R., USA (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 02-Jan-2007
Craven, Robert E. 1955 JC
Cummings, Billy H. 1955 JC
Darwin, Darius W., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 07-Jul-2006
Davis, Charles H., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 25-Sep-1994
Davis, LTC Hal W., USAR (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 17-Sep-2004
Davis, Lloyd L., Jr. 1955 SC ~ 05-Mar-2016 was born in Knox City, Texas on June 6, 1931, to Daisy and Lloyd L. Davis Sr. He died March 5, 2016 at home in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Lloyd attended elementary school in Knox City. He graduated from Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas, in 1949. He then entered New Mexico Military Institute where he completed Junior College 1953 and Senior College 1955 He was commissioned into the United States Army as a First Lieutenant and served in Germany from 1956 to 1958. He returned to Ruidoso and with his parents developed and operated Davis Developments. Lloyd was Mayor of Ruidoso from 1966 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1982 and from 1986 to 1990. He was General Manager of Ruidoso Jockey Club from 1973 until his retirement in 2006. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lottie-Beth Davis.Lloyd L. Davis, Jr.
DeAmaral, MAJ Charles F., Jr., USA 1955 SC – Vietnam-Killed in action while directing a helicopeter air attack on 4 October 1965.
Dean, Jack L. 1955 SC ~ 26-Sep-2015  was born in Moriarty and died Saturday evening in Los Lunas, at age 82, surrounded by the family that loved him so much. He is survived by his loving wife, Martie; sister Bonnie Evans of Albuquerque; brother John Sullivan of Bastrop, TX; and sister Debbie Carson of Prescott, AZ. His large family includes his loving children, son David of Willard, daughter Donna (Frank) of Irving, TX, son Adam of Mill Valley, CA, and son Jake (Colleen) of Dallas, TX; step-children Michael, Jennifer and Rob; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a long list of friends who were lucky enough to know Jack Dean through the years. Jack was raised on his father’s cattle ranch the ‘X-Spear’, south of Willard. Living the life of a rancher and a true cowboy, he learned to ride horses at a very young age. His leadership and horsemanship produced two national collegiate polo titles, the first against Princeton, the other against Yale for his beloved New Mexico Military Institute, which he graduated from in ’55. For decades no other New Mexico collegiate team had won a national collegiate title. And having won two is an accomplishment that stands today. After college Jack served in the U.S. Army , Armored Division attaining the rank of First LT, he continued to play polo nationally, joined the Jaycees and was elected president of the Norman, OK Chamber of Commerce. He was a very successful manager of regional shopping malls before joining his sister to launch a thriving mail and storage venture in Albuquerque. Jack was very active with the alumni of NMMI, serving as president of their alumni association. He was a three time inductee into the Institute’s hall of fame and a founder of the Institute’s annual alumni trail ride. The number of people whose lives he touched is difficult to measure. Everyone who met him met an honest, loving, and genuine man. His family will love him and think about him every day.
Deitz, Robert L. 1955 JC ~ 28-Jan-2001
Demos, Dr. George T. 1955 HS ~ 12-Oct-2012
Donoghue, Timothy H. 1955 HS
Duson, Walter W., III 1955 JC
Dutton, George M. 1955 JC ~ 19-May-2012  George passed away at his home surrounded by his family on May 19, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 19, 1934, in Pryor, Oklahoma to the late John Joseph Dutton and Lazine Selby Dutton. George was enlisted in the Army stationed in Tokyo, during the Korean War. He worked at Johnny Baxter’s, Roy Smith’s, and Omaha Steaks. He was owner and operator of Dutton’s Auto Sales. George will be well remembered in the tennis community. He organized senior tennis leagues and raised funds used for purchasing portable Automatic Defibrillators for the tennis courts. In addition to his love of tennis, George enjoyed hunting, bike riding, fishing, camping, cooking, and most of all sharing his passions with grandchildren. George is survived by his wife Phyllis and children; Christina Erickson and husband Wayne, Shirley Vaughan and husband Mark, Jeff Welch and wife Beth; his eight grandchildren; Martin Kueny, Holly Welch, Norman Welch and wife Jessica, Brandon Erickson, Everett Welch, Sean Erickson, Augie Welch, and Derek Vaughan; also his 3 great-grandchildren; Garrett Welch, Zoe Welch-Ribeiro and Rylan Welch. He was preceded in death by his step father, two bother-in laws and a sister in law. He is further survived by his sister Sally Davis and her husband Stanley, his bother-in law Roy Drummond and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Eaker, John R. 1955 HS
Farr, Ed H. 1955 HS
Farrar, James P. 1955 HS ~ 08-Apr-1999
Farrell, William C. 1955 HS ~ 20-May-2005
Ferguson, J. David 1955 HS ~ 04-Dec-1989
Fischer, James B. 1955 HS ~ 01-Aug-2004
Fite, Dr. Richard T. 1955 JC
Frazier, Lake J., Jr. 1955 SC ~ 06-Jul-1985
French, Billy C. 1955 JC ~ 07-Jun-2014 79, beloved husband, father, and Poppa passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Bill was born in Levelland, Texas, on September 26, 1934, to W.O. and Mamie (Chick) French who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Elaine; son Alan French and wife Sarahjane of Ruidoso, daughter Delaina Franzoni of Roswell, daughter Davona Hickey and husband Robert of Roswell. Poppa is survived by seven grandchildren: Darin Franzoni and wife Laura of Aurora, Colorado; Alyssa Hopkins and husband Daniel of Bosque Farms; Kara Hickey of Rio Rancho; Caitlin Kipp of Ruidoso; Abagail Kipp of Ruidoso; Breanna Hickey of Roswell; and Erica French of Ruidoso. Pops was eagerly anticipating the birth of his first great-grandchild Ian Conner Hopkins. Bill was a gifted athlete and was a member of Roswell High School’s 1952 State Basketball Championship team. He went on to play basketball for the NMMI Broncos and ENMU Greyhounds. Pops often recounted stories about the exploits of his teams as they traveled around the country playing the game he loved so much. Upon graduation he was able to continue his love of the game as a coach. He was an assistant coach for the Roswell High state champions in 1962. He moved over to Goddard and was the head basketball coach until 1974. He moved to Dexter to become the Principal of the high school until his retirement in 1985. During his career he touched many lives and provided a living example of gentle strength and leadership. Bill was a past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE 969. He enjoyed the many friends and activities he was involved in while a member of the Elks. Bill has served the community in many capacities and enjoyed meeting and working with everyone. Bill discovered his passion for art after his retirement. He was a very talented painter with acrylic being his favorite medium. He was a member of and sold his work at The Gallery. He was also a member and past vice president of the Roswell Fine Arts League. Bill was confirmed into St. Andrews Episcopal Church in 1986. Through the years, he had enjoyed attending services with his children, grandchildren and many friends. He served on the vestry for many years and took great pleasure in being an usher for services. Bill had always felt he found a home when walking into the church for the first time. It was his wishes to have his ashes interned in the columbarium there. Bill has always voiced that his greatest pleasure in life has come from being a father and grandfather. He was very excited about becoming a great grandfather to Ian who is expected any day.
Gallegos, Juan J., Jr. 1955 SC ~ 26-Nov-2004
Gellenthien, Carl W. 1955 JC ~ 21-Jan-1995
Gibbons, MAJ James O. 1955 JC ~ 01-Dec-1986
Gray, Samuel F., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 07-Jun-2002
Gregg, Douglas S. 1955 HS
Grubbs, David R. 1955 HS ~ 01-Nov-1983
Guerro, Johnie S. 1955 HS
Hall, Don T. 1955 HS
Hallenbeck, Vernon M. 1955 SC ~ 03-Dec-1997
Hanzel, John W. 1955 HS
Harden, David W. 1955 JC ~ 12-Jun-2005
Harrell, Alfred L. 1955 JC ~ 23-Dec-2009  On Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 Alfred Lee Harrell, age 74, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away.
Hatfield, Robert D. 1955 HS ~ 01-Jan-1980
Head, William H. 1955 HS ~ 01-Dec-1971
Herren, Ralph W. 1955 JC
Hilligardt, James C. 1955 JC ~ 27-Sep-1994
Holdahl, Theodore B. 1955 HS ~ 04-Jun-1993
Holloway, Lt Col Jerry M., USAF (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 11-Dec-2010 , 73, of Winter Haven, passed away at home on Saturday, December 11, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Jerry retired to Winter Haven, 25 years ago after serving 25 years in the US Air Force. He was an alumnus of New Mexico Military Institute as well as the University of Florida. He was a true Gator fan and enjoyed yearly season tickets to watch the Cleveland Indian’s Spring Training. He is preceded in death by wife, Brenda “Joy” Holloway. Survived by son Andy Holloway (Deb), daughter Niki Bush (James), both of Orlando, and stepdaughter Kim Evans (Aaron), Louisville, KY. Also survived by first wife, Sandy Holloway, Orlando, and 7 grandchildren, Cory, Ben and Dakota Bush, Sarah Shope (Brandon), Sophia Whitfield, all of Orlando, Esther Whitfield, Miami, Ella Evans, Louisville, KY.
Hooker, Jim L. 1955 HS ~ 22-Jun-2016  left this world peacefully on June 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. He was a man with a brilliant mind and a heart of gold. The last 30 years of his life were spent recognizing disenfranchised individuals whom he could counsel and help get their lives in order so they could achieve confidence and peace through the Twelve Step program of AA. He had a special gift for discerning lost souls and never giving up pushing and encouraging them into productive and peaceful ways of life. Giving this help was his greatest pleasure.Jim was born in Albany, Texas July 13, 1937, the son of Alva Ruth and Fay Hooker, from a family long connected to Albany. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and graduated from St. Mark’s School in Dallas. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and attended an Executive Program at Rice University in Houston.Out of college, he worked for a few years for the IRS and with his father before going into business with Herschel O’Kelley in 1964. They operated Gibson Discount Stores out of Midland, Texas and eventually began investing in oil and gas with Jim’s father.Through the years, Jim was passionate about bass fishing, golfing and tournament bridge excelling as well as having great fun. In bridge, he was on the winning team in 1975 of the Grand National Tournament in Europe. He was an avid reader, art aficionado, and movie goer. Most of all, he loved and had a passion for people.Jim moved to California in 1977 and searched for and found a way to participate in helping with LGBT causes as a volunteer and philanthropist. He gave generously to the Williams Institute of UCLA , was on the Founders Council, and a tireless ambassador. This spring, he was celebrated by being presented with its “Institute’s Excellence in Service Award,” which was an acknowledgment of his work for the greater good.He loved a challenge and he loved people. Many friends and family will lovingly think of him and dearly miss the person of Jim L. Hooker. He cared for, saw about, loved and helped humanity by consistently giving of his mind, resources, and his time. He was both gentle and tough, accomplished and intellectual.Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Alva Ruth and Fay, brother Jack Hooker, and niece Shannon Hooker.He is survived by sisters Jane and Fay Jean, niece Jill, nephew Andrew Hooker, and aunt Jeanne Peterson.Jim will always be in the minds and hearts of untold numbers of lives that he helped, saved, or befriended.
Hughes, LTC Jimmie T., USA (Ret) 1955 JC
Hunter, Skillman C. 1955 HS ~ 01-Mar-2015  born June 24, 1937 – passed away March 1, 2015. He and his wife, Myra, were married in Roswell, New Mexico in 1955. They were blessed with a wonderful family – Karen (George) Bird, Kevin (Gina) Hunter, Kelly (Warren) King and six wonderful grandchildren – Hunter Bird, Jacqueline Hunter, Cameron Bird, Matthew Hunter, Kaitlyn King and Ryan King. Kim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. After working for Air-Research Garret Corp. in Phoenix and KVB Consulting in Southern California, Kim formed his own company, Acrobytes Software. He enjoyed sailing, music and writing. In 2006 he wrote a children’s book, “The Little Cow in Valle Grande”.
Husler, Joseph E. 1955 HS ~ 05-Jan-2001
Hutchings, John H. 1955 JC ~ 20-May-2000
Huyssoon, John W., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 27-Jun-2008
Ikeda, Frederick T. 1955 JC ~ 01-Jul-1994
Johnson, Burton L. 1955 HS ~ 01-Nov-1977
Jones, Arleigh S. 1955 JC ~ 01-Feb-1987
Jones, Harold L., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 03-Jun-2016
Junker, LTC Richard D., USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 01-Jul-1989
Kay, Dennis S. 1955 HS ~ 06-Jun-2001
Keeling, Charles A., Jr. 1955 HS
Kirkpatrick, Damon C. 1955 JC
Krause, Daniel F. 1955 SC ~ 27-Jun-2012 March 11, 1934 – June 27, 2012 – Daniel F. Krause, Sr., 78, of Roswell. He went home to be with his dear Lord and Savior Jesus on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He will be greatly missed. Dan was born on March 11, 1934 in Graham, TX, to Windell F. (Red) and Marie (Nonnie) Krause. He attended NMMI and then served his country well in the Armed Forces while stationed in Korea. He returned home to marry his sweetheart Dorothy (Dottie) Ann Blewett on January 7, 1961. They had two children Dan, Jr. And Kari Louise. He spent his life taking care of his family, working hard, playing golf, telling amusing stories, and ministering to others. He loved God and had great joy in visiting the dear men in prison. In his later years he enjoyed and loved his precious neighbors who tended to him so faithfully. He is preceded in death by his wife Dottie, his parents Wendell and Marie, and his sister Patricia. He is survived by his son Dan, Jr. of Ft. Collins, CO; daughter Kari and husband Tom, and their two children Anna and Josiah of Glen Rose, TX; and his many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Lancaster, LTC George N., USA (Ret) 1955 JC
Lane, John F. 1955 HS ~ 14-Apr-2015 of St. Paul, MN passed away in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in his home after a long illness. John was born in San Francisco and grew up in Southern California and post-WWII, Frankfurt Germany. Growing up, he butted heads with teachers and coaches and then became both teacher and ski coach in the late 1960’s at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, MA. Throughout his life, John was a passionate champion of the civic causes he believed in, counseling teens considering service in the Vietnam War and volunteering to drive seniors to polls during elections. He traveled the world, birdwatching on five continents. He lived in Minnesota with his wife Renee and dog Dawson tending his koi and in Mexico listening to the jaguars. A man who loved dogs, he was also a counselor to recovering addicts, a friend to exchange students, a masterful model train collector. John met and married Renee Potts Petersen while a PhD student at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his beloved wife of 26 years, John will be missed by his step-daughter Aimee Petersen Schnabel, his son-in-law Eric Schnabel and his grandchildren Genevieve, McEwan and Kevin. John is also survived by cousins Joan and Catherine Jacobson, Paula Woolsey, Lisa Jayne, and Mac Teer.
Lang, Jay R. 1955 HS
Lankford, Dr. James E. 1955 JC ~ 19-Mar-2012 On Jan. 12 in 1935, “Jimmy” was born at home in Hagerman, to Willie Lou and Royce Lankford. He attended school in Hagerman through the ninth grade. He graduated high school and junior college at New Mexico Military Institute. He acquired needed college classes at North Texas University in Denton, Texas, to enable him to attend and graduate dental school at Baylor Dental in Dallas, Texas. While in College at North Texas he met and married his wife Virgina of 55 years, who preceded him in death. Jim is survived by his children, James E. “Jay” Lankford, II 1976 HS and wife Laura of West, Texas, daughter Sherry Stovall of San Patricio. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Jarett Stovall and wife Megan, Jerami Stovall, Brad Lankford and Grant Lankford, a great-granddaughter, Paislee Ann Stovall; sister Dorthy Prince and husband Bill of Dallas, Texas. After graduation, he moved his wife and two children to Roswell to set up and practice dentistry for 51 years. Jim was a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, International Academy of General Dentistry, life member of the American Dental Association, New Mexico Dental Association as well as serving two terms on the New Mexico State Dental Board and being instrumental in developing the New Mexico Dental Health Care Board which he served one term. Outside of the dental world, he actively supported his children and grandchildren by attending their sporting events from all parts of New Mexico to Missouri, Montana to central Texas. Distance and time were never an issue when it came to watching one of his compete in their desired sport.
Larson, Victor L. 1955 HS
Layne, Leslie A., II 1955 HS ~ 15-Sep-2014 78, passed away on 9/15/14 in Victoria, TX in a car accident. He was born on 4/8/36 in Houston to the late Max Emerson Layne and Blanche Olga Kinney. Bert graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1955 and earned a Business degree from SMU in 1959. His long career in oil field services included Layne and Bowler, Completion Services, OSCA and BJ Services. He is survived by Diana Layne, his wife of 28 years; stepsister Lynda Decker and husband John; stepsister Ginny Cottle and husband Will; daughter Terry Muschalek and husband James; son Kevin Layne and wife D’An; stepdaughter Darren Nelson and husband Young; stepson Schacht McCollum and wife Kaye; stepdaughter Carolyn Shimer and husband Scott; grandchildren Trey, Hannah, Sam, Kathleen, Emily, Kristina, Randi, Ryan, Madison and Leslie; great grandchildren Kennah, Christian, Case, Rhilynne and Avarie. Bert is preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Pauline Andrews Layne, wife Mary Helen McGahee, and stepdaughter Cheryl Foster. He was a proud Friend of Bill W. and helped countless men and women in AA over the past 36 years.
Leonard, John Rodney 1955 JC ~ 29-May-2003
Llewellyn, James L. 1″Jamie” 1955 HS ~ 03-Aug-2008 Local businessman and restaurateur passes at 72. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, on July 19, 1936 to George W. Llewellyn and Audrey Fey Daniel, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday August 3, 2008. James was married to Shelaine Llewellyn Fieber for 33 years and was father to William Leonard Llewellyn, Audrey Gene Llewellyn Craig; brother to Richard ‘Dick’ Llewellyn and Robert ‘Bob’ Llewellyn. He is survived by daughter, Jaime Lee Llewellyn; and grandchildren, Jack William Llewellyn, Emilee Shelaine Craig, and Sarah Marie Craig; along with brothers, William Llewellyn, Martin Zinn; and sisters, Sue Bricker and Mary Zinn, James attended the New Mexico Military Academy where he was the captain of the football team before attending Santa Barbra Junior College. James served as a cook for the Army in Fort Lewis, WA, during the early 1960’s. “JL” was an active restaurateur, bar owner, and businessman who began and ran a variety of establishments on the peninsula: most notably the El Patio in San Carlos, the Dog House in San Bruno and the House of Troy in San Carlos. “JL” was an active member and the house manager of the American Legion Post #585 in San Carlos.
Locklar, Jimmy L. 1955 JC
Lodewick, John W. 1955 HS ~ 12-Jul-2018  (August 18, 1937 – July 12, 2018) John Widney Lodewick passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. John was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 18, 1937, to Stanley Widney Lodewick and Laura Ballard Lodewick. A 1955 graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, John first came to Dallas that same year to attend Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the Thundering Herd pledge class of Phi Gamma Delta. After graduating from SMU in 1959, John joined the Marines, where he attained the rank of Captain. While serving his time at El Toro Marine Air Base in California, he met his beloved wife of 56 years, Julia Ann Kuhn. After the Marines, he returned to Dallas and earned his law degree at SMU in 1965. Upon graduation, he began his law career which lasted over 40 years. Over the years, John spent countless fun-filled hours with his family and many devoted friends in Dallas, New Mexico, and Ferndale Fishing Club. An avid self-taught golfer since his youth in Roswell, he was a charter member of Royal Oaks Country Club, his “home away from home”, where he served on the board and continued to walk 18 holes. John was also an active member of the Salesmanship Club and the SMU Mustang Club. Predeceased by his parents and older siblings, Dr. Richard Ballard Lodewick 1951 HS-1953 JC and Laura Patricia Lodewick, John is survived by his wife, Julie; his children, Laura Lodewick Waterston and Patrick Widney Lodewick, their spouses Tass and Cindy; and four grandchildren – Megan, Elise, Miles and LainieAs his family and all who were blessed to know him will readily attest, “Papa John” never met a stranger and was loved by all.
Mansfield, John W. 1955 HS
Marks, E. Peter 1955 JC
McArthur, Thomas D. 1955 ~ 09-Sep-2018 passed away September 3, 2018. He was born in Hobbs, New Mexico, April 16, 1937. He attended schools in Carlsbad, and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1955. He spent his junior year attending the New Mexico Military Institute along with his good friends, Billy Farrell and Odel Spurlin. Thomas served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for eight years.Thomas was preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie Lyn, and by his parents, Floyd and Maxine McArthur.For many years Thomas and his good friend and partner, Ray Leon, owned West Arc Welding and Machine Works in Silver City. He worked on several committees over the years, most notably chairing the Grant County Subdivision Committee. Thomas is survived by his wife, Linda, and by his son, Thomas Gregory and Greg’s wife Valerie. His grandchildren, Thomas Jacob and Kendall Jamie, whose fiance is Zach Bassett, were much loved by “Papa.”Thomas is also survived by his four sisters: Linda Kay and her husband Kenneth Yeager of Carlsbad; Cheryl M. Brantley of Mayhill, New Mexico; Marty McArthur of Midland, Texas; and Melissa McArthur of Christchurch, New Zealand.His many nieces and nephews will miss “Unkie” Tommy: Thomas Kent Yeager and his wife Lynne of La Luz, New Mexico; Cindy Yeager and her husband Terrell Rowe of Midland; Cate Brantley and her husband Jason Maley of Carlsbad; Lauren Brantley Brown of Granbury, Texas; Chad Harrell and Daryl Cannon of Austin, Texas; Casey Fore and her husband Taylor Casteel of Dallis; Celeste Skidmore and her husband Steven Unland of Midland; and Sam Skidmore and his wife Kelley of Temple, Texas.Thomas thoroughly enjoyed his last days by traveling with his son to Ruidoso to attend the horse sales with his good friend, Bill Melson. He was doing what he loved most visiting with good friends and family and talking horses.
Moore, Wood M. 1955 JC
Morris, Phillip D. 1955 HS ~ 01-Aug-1990
Morris, Will C., Jr. 1955 HS
Morrison, Sidney L., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 09-Oct-1992
Morton, Michael R. 1955 HS ~ 25-Nov-2018 who passed away at the age of 79 in the early morning hours of Friday, November 25, 2016, at Lafayette General Hospital. Michael was born June 7, 1937 in El Paso TX. He graduated from Ysleta High School in El Paso in 1956. He graduated from University of Texas El Paso. Before founding Landcoast, Michael was a consultant for a worldwide Insulation company. During his career Michael and the family spent a year living and working in Israel. Michael was fortunate enough to earn a living doing what he loved. In August 1974 he founded Landcoast Insulation Inc. headquarted in New Iberia, Louisiana. Through his hard work and tireless dedication Michael built Landcoast into what today is a leading force in the insulation industry. Michael was also actively involved in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, LA. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jessie Morton; son, Robert Michael Morton; and daughter, Robin Morton; five grandchildren, Hollie Morton White and husband Jeff White, Alyson Morton Blackwell, Taylor Morton, Myla Romero and Marley Romero; five great-grandchildren, Carter and Maddox Blackwell, and Noah, Harper and Henlee White; brothers, Edmond Morton and Timothy Morton; and sister, Frances Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth Morton; brothers, Patrick and Richard Morton; and sister, Mary Morton-Harrison. For those who were fortunate enough to know “Mick” many great memories come to mind. A man of few words, shy and reserved, who had a heart as big as could be. From filling a hundred trick or treating bags each year no matter if 10 kids came, to ordering Ruston peaches by the truckload each year for friends and family even though he didn’t even like peaches. Never one to want any praise or credit for the countless things he did. Never one to complain, no matter the pain. Without question his passion was his family. A loving husband of 56 years, a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he never missed the opportunity to be together. For those lucky enough to be with him at those times, the casual smile on his face told us all we needed to know. He was quietly taking it all in, one breath at a time. So many things we wish we could say now that you’re not here. Just know you’ve set the bar high, as a husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. We are so very blessed to have been able to share our lives with such an amazing person, in every facet of the word. As we reflect on all the great memories we have shared with Pops, we can all agree that heaven is lucky to have such a great soul, we can’t wait to see you.
Nalda, Louie Albert 1955 SC ~ 24-Jan-1992
Neff, E. Richard 1955 HS
Noedel, LTC Julian, Jr., NMARNG 1955 JC ~ 07-Nov-2006
Paris, Adolphus Williams, Jr. 1955 SC ~ 18-Jan-2010
Parsons, Robert E. 1955 JC
Patterson, Edward E. 1955 HS ~ 21-Jan-2010  Ed was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Tucumcari; the son of William Elmore Patterson and Lela Ethel (Haralson) Patterson. On Oct. 17, 1975, he was married to Martha Warren in Artesia. He was a longtime resident of Artesia. He served in the United States Air Force and was the owner and operator of Patterson Welding Works. He was a member of Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association, Artesia Country Club, Alto Lakes Country Club and the Artesia Senior Golf Association.He was preceded in death by his parents; son Ray Gwynne; and daughter Christy Patterson. Survivors include his wife Martha Patterson of the family home; sons Gary Gwynne and wife Barbara of Artesia, Rusty Gwynne and wife Nita of Artesia and Tony Bartley of Florida; daughter Kerry Callow and husband Kirk of Alaska; daughter-in-law Maxine Davis of Artesia; brother Tracy Patterson and wife Lou Ann of Artesia; sister Gaye d’Entremont of Artesia; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pemberton, James L. 1955 HS
Perry, George P., Jr. 1955 JC
Poe, Ivan O. 1955 JC ~ 06-Jul-2002
Pohly, COL Glenn William, USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 17-Jun-2008 age 74, passed away on June 17, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. Colonel Pohly was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 28, 1933. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in May 1955. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Armor. Colonel Pohly entered active duty, Regular Army, in July 1955. During his 30 year career, his decorations and awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. After his military career, among other areas of expertise, he taught Occupational Therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He was a Bexar County Master Gardener, an avid dancer with the Lamplighters, Revelers, Los Alegradores and the K Club. He was a lover of music being a member of the Opera Guild. A gifted artist in many mediums, he received awards for his stained glass and marquetry. Glenn was an extraordinary “out of the box” thinker and creator and lived life to its very fullest. All his life he was a superb athlete and runner, serving as a Scouting Leader for over 17 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. During his life, Glenn constantly stressed that it was his parents who taught him integrity, and a love of education and family. He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Glenn W. Pohly, Jr. and wife Kristin, Gregg Millard Pohly and wife Lori, Daniel Dean Pohly and wife Terry; daughters, Diana Rhea Pohly and husband Joseph Carty, and Debra Leigh Pohly; sister, Yvonne Chelew; 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 step children, Michael Romine Olive and wife Jennie, and Phillip Adair Olive and wife Nina.
Posz, LTC Joseph D. “Saki”, USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 05-Jan-2007  passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. A lifelong resident of Roswell, Joseph was born on Sept. 18, 1933 to Lt. Col Joseph Albert Posz and Ruby Moen Posz. He and Nancy Thomas were married June 16, 1957; she survives him at the family home. Joseph attended New Mexico Military Institute receiving his high school diploma in 1951 receiving a Bachelors of Science degree from NMMI in 1955, and a Masters Degree from American Technological University in 1975. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Joseph was a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, serving from 1955-1976, service in West Germany 1959-1960, and two combat tours in Vietnam 1965 and 1970 (seven campaigns). Numerous service schools including the US Army Command and General Staff College. He received decorations including, the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, oak leaf cluster, Metorious Unit Citation, and Vietnam Unit Citation, qualified Airborne Ranger and Aviation. He belonged to the Retired Officers Association, Association of the Army, United States Calvary Association, Military Order of the World Wars, and the NMMI Alumni Association, the VFW, American Legion, FOP, and ESGR. Joseph served as District Magistrate Division I, Chaves County Judge from 1987-1990. He was listed in the Who’s Who in the West 1982-1983, Who’s Who in American Education 1992-1993, and Who’s Who Among Teachers 1996 and in publications including article “A New Vehicle for Calvary,” Armor Magazine 1964, article “ To Train a Cavalryman” Armor Magazine 1964, article “Diamond Jubilee” New Mexico Magazine 1967, book “Military Heroes of New Mexico Military Institute” NMMI library 1994, and West Point of the West, A Family Odyssey, 2004. In addition to his wife, Nancy, Joseph is survived by his children, Joseph Thomas Posz 1977 HS and his wife, Anne Carroll, of Palm Harbor, FL, Julie Anne Posz Spangler and her husband, Bruce, and John F. Posz and his wife, Coetta, both of Roswell; grandchildren, Michele Nicole Posz 2008 HS-2010 JC and Jennifer Posz, Harley and Bruce Cody Spangler 2004 JC, and Derrick and Darrah Torres; great-grandchildren, Samantha Spangler and Alishia Torres; his mother, Ruby Posz Anderson (Honorary); sister, Cathy Posz Johnson and her husband, David E., of Dallas, TX; and his beloved cats. Joseph was preceded in death by his father,LTC Joseph Albert Posz, AUS (Ret) 1929 JC 
Price, Raymond S. 1955 SC ~ 17-Apr-1961
Reed, Louis M. 1955 JC ~ 17-Sep-2006
Reese, Frederick W. 1955 HS ~ 17-Jul-1993
Rickards, Byron D., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 29-May-1994
Rodgers, James W., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 02-Jul-2012 75, of Dallas TX, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands TX. He was born February 2, 1937 in Memphis TN and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Martha Warfield and Harry Newman Rodgers, Sr., and Martha Doyle and Philip Michael Canale, Sr., his parents Therese Canale and James Warfield Rodgers, Sr., all of Memphis, and a son James Warfield Rodgers, III, of Houston, TX. He is survived by three daughters, Lelia Hussey Rodgers of Houston, Therese Canale Rodgers of Baytown, TX, and Harriet Warfield Rodgers-Stubblefield of The Woodlands, a sister Martha Doyle Rodgers Lund of Memphis and a brother Philip Canale Rodgers of West Memphis AR, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In 1951, Mr. Rodgers graduated from St. Anneæs Catholic School then graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Mr. Rodgers attended Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN. He was affiliated with the family business, H N Rodgers and Sons Construction, Co., living in Texarkana, TX, before moving to Dallas to pursue independent contracting business.
Roff, Col Thomas D. (USAF (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 29-Apr-2018 age 80 years old, passed away on 29 April 2018. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for one year and was formerly a resident of Redmond, WA for the past 30 years. Tom was born on 6 May 1937 in Topeka, KS to Donald and Katie Roff, formerly of Roswell, NM. On 24 June 1956, he married his childhood sweetheart, Carolyn Callahan, daughter of Griff and Eva Callahan in Roswell, NM. Tom and Carolyn were married for 61 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn, his son Tom and daughter-in-law Kim from Colorado Springs, his sister Jody Leonard and Niece Jere Smith of Roswell, his Niece Cathey Marchel from Cleburne, TX and Nephew Dean Fowler from Ruidoso, NM, his grandchildren Austin and Garrett Roff, his granddaughter-in-law Kristen Roff and his great-granddaughter Quinnlyn Roff, all from Colorado Springs, CO. Tom was raised in Roswell and graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in 1955. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in 1960 and a Master of Science degree from Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri in 1975. Tom was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator and second lieutenant in June of 1960. He was assigned to the Military Airlift Command (MAC) at Travis AFB, California. During the next eight years, Tom accumulated over eight thousand flying hours in C-124s, C-130s and C-141s. From May 1970 until June 1971, Tom served as a forward air controller at Nakhon-Phanom RTAB, Thailand, logging over 600 flying hours during 152 night combat missions over North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In 1971 he returned to the Military Airlift Command and was stationed at McGuire AFB, New Jersey as Chief of Combat Operations. In 1972 Tom was assigned to HQ MAC, Scott AFB, IL to manage Airlift Control Elements and Combat Control Teams. During this assignment, he had extensive involvement in combined Special Operations Forces. Tom completed airborne training with the Navy SEALS in 1976 and participated in numerous joint operations during the next three years. He was promoted to Colonel in August 1979. Over the next several years, Colonel Roff held several positions in Contracting and Manufacturing for the USAF. He retired from the Air Force in March 1987. As a result of his outstanding service, Colonel Roff was awarded several awards and decorations. These include; the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, AF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Combat Readiness Medal, the Antarctica Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters and the Vietnam Service Medal with 8 Bronze Stars. After retiring from military service, Tom and Carolyn moved to the Seattle, WA area where Tom worked for Boeing Aerospace as the Operations Manager for Defense and Space Material. He retired from Boeing in 1994. Tom and Carolyn enjoyed touring on his Harley motorcycle and supported several charitable organizations while living in the Pacific Northwest.
Roy, Charles D. 1955 HS ~ 14-Jun-2009
Sanborn, Donald S. 1955 HS ~ 24-Apr-2009 71, of Jacksonville, died April 24, 2009, at Onslow Memorial Hospital.  He graduated from the University of Maryland and served his country proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps serving two tours in Vietnam. He also worked for NASA in Greenbelt, MD, and assisted with the Apollo project. Survivors include his wife, Janice Midgett Sanborn of Jacksonville; daughters, Joanna Fear of Burton, Ohio, Marjorie Coffaro of Hamburg, NJ, and Donna Nebroskie of Pottsville, PA; son, Kenneth Sanborn of Sussex, NJ; 10 grandchildren; and brother, Alden Ream Sanborn, Jr. of Annapolis, MD.
Schrader, Daniel W. 1955 JC ~ 21-Feb-2007  died Feb. 21, 2007, of cancer at age 71. Mr. Schrader was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Green Bay, WI. He graduated from West Point and served 21 years in the Marine Corp. In 1995, he moved to Molalla; he was administrator of Senior Estates in Woodburn for 11 years. He married Suzanne Helfrech in 1960. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kathleen; sons, Steven and Sean; and six grandchildren.
Sefrit, Frank W. 1955 JC
Shannon, Brian A. 1955 JC
Shoemaker, CPT Ronald Z., USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 23-Dec-1998
Silliman, Ronald R. 1955 HS ~ 03-Apr-2003
Sisk, CPT Robert A., USA 1955 SC ~ 31-Mar-1971  – Vietnam-Killed in service – died of a stroke while serving near Bien Hoa on 31 January 1971.
Slatton, James A. 1953 HS-1955 JC 
Smith, Glenn A. 1955 HS ~ 29-Nov-1999
Smith, Kay H. 1955 HS ~ 22-Dec-1996
Smith, COL Stephen B., USA 1955 JC ~ 19-Oct-2009
Spiess, B. Randall 1955 JC
Springer, Guyle W., Jr. 1955 HS
Staley, Richard D. 1955 SC ~ 28-Oct-2014
Sterkel, Richard Allan 1955 HS ~ 01-Feb-1985
Stewart, George R. 1955 JC
Stewart, LTC Thomas H., USA (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 29-Aug-2009
Stokes, Thomas J., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 01-Jan-1986
Strickland, James F. 1955 JC ~ 06-Sep-1975
Sullivan, Wrigley O. 1955 HS
Tabet, Ray 1955 SC
Tatum, Clyde G., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 15-Jul-1991
Thomas, Iran L. 1955 HS ~ 28-Feb-2003
Thompson, LTC Chadwick C., USA (Ret) 1955 JC
Troelstrup, Nels H. 1955 HS ~ 08-Oct-2001
Vernon, Ronald L. 1955 JC ~ 21-Apr-2014 passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home in Seguin, Texas. He was 78 years old. Ronald was born to G.G. and Naoma (Heller) Vernon in Happy, Texas. He and his family moved to Plainview, Texas at the age of 10. Ronald graduated from Plainview High School and promptly moved to New Mexico to attend the Military Institute. After one year he moved to North Texas to attend college where he was a Delta-Sigma-Pi and earned a BBA in Business in 1957. Ronald then went to work in Dallas, Texas at Gaylord Container. After several years he moved back to Plainview and opened his own insurance brokerage company called the Vernon Agency. After thirteen years in business, he sold The Vernon Agency and moved to Birmingham, Alabama and began work as a court reporter. In 1966 he left Birmingham and moved to Corpus Christi. There he married Patricia Lee Ryan in 1981. They remained in Corpus Christi until they moved to Seguin, Texas in 1996. Ronald continued as a court reporter until he retired in 1998. Soon after retirement he began selling real estate for Mickey Ferrell Real Estate in Seguin. He retired again in January of 2014. Ron was an avid woodworker. He loved to build and finish furniture, went hunting every weekend, and enjoyed boating. Ronald leaves behind his wife of 33 years Patricia Harris Vernon, his children, Christopher Wayne Vernon and his wife Cheril, Gregory Glenn Vernon and his wife Renae; stepson Thomas Michael Harris and his wife Kari, stepdaughter Katherine Diane Harris, and stepson Jonathan Wetzel Harris. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Bryan, Collin, Brandon, Bailey, Kaylyn, Kolton, and great granddaughter Nevaeh Vernon, as well as his former wife Patsy Ann of Florida. Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter, Jana Leanne Vernon, in 2006.
Vertrees, Donald W. 1955 JC
Vestal, G. Charles 1955 HS ~ 30-Mar-2016
Vlahopoulos, Perry G. 1955 JC
Weiskirch, LTC Thomas, Jr., USA (Ret) 1955 SC
Whitmore, David C. 1955 HS ~ 01-Feb-2014
Williamson, Albert B. 1955 HS
Williamson, Robert R. 1955 JC
Witwer, Joseph C. 1955 JC
Wolfe, Erich J. 1955 HS
Wolff, Karl Rembrandt 1955 HS
Wright, John R. 1955 SC ~ 11-Dec-2015  82, of Lubbock passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 in Lubbock. Mr. Wright was born on August 23, 1933 to the late Thomas Raymond and Lucy Adine (Campbell) Wright in Walters, OK. He married Gayle (Hunt) on June 9, 1956 in Lubbock, TX. Services for Mr. Wright will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Sanders Memorial Chapel with Rev. Randy Holman officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the personal care of Sander Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Wright’s life was filled with the joy of the Lord and love for his family. He was known for his strength of character, strong values and love of his country. He proudly served his county in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was a true friend and never met a stranger. He believed in living everyday to the fullest, and always had a positive attitude. Mr. Wright was always willing to help his family and along with his tremendous strength of character he had a tender heart and was a true inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He retired from General Motors acceptance Corporation (GMAC) after 34 years of service. During his time with GMAC he was the General Mananger of Northeastern Brazil, General Manager of Southern Brazil, and the President of GMAC of Mexico He is preceded in death by his parents, and beloved father and mother-in law, Homer and Floyce Hunt, and three brothers, and two sisters. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife; Gayle, son; Dr. Robert Eldon Wright and wife Carla, daughter; Shelley Wright Patterson Ed.D and husband Robert, and brother in-law; Robert L. Hunt and wife Audry. He was also blessed with four grandchildren; Jonathan Robert Lance and wife Tanya, Bennett John Wright, Jo Ruby Wright, and Maxwell Homer Wright. He also leaves behind one sister; Nelda Wright Hughes, one niece; Vicki Nutt, two great-nieces; Macy and Myca Nutt, and one great-grandson on the way from Jonathan and Tanya.
Wunderlich, John W. 1955 JC
Yates, Frank W., Sr. 1955 HS
Yutz, Thomas W. 1955 HS ~ 02-Sep-2016 of El Paso, Texas, ended his years of struggling with Alzheimer on September 2nd. He was born in El Paso on July 11, 1937. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Priscilla (Prissy), brother David, sons, Sky and Mark, step children Joel and Lynn (Ducky), many grandchildren and Ron Carpenter, his lifelong buddy. He was preceded in death by his father Frank Yutz and mother Elizabeth Schulte. Tom started his career in the automobile business with El Paso Ford. It led to his ownership of the Sunrise Subaru dealership plus interests in others. He was on the board of El Paso Zoo and a member of the Sheriff’s Posse. Tom was a devoted animal lover with had a special affection for dogs, cats and horses. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and a graduate of N.M.M.I., Roswell, New Mexico.


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Allday, L. Franklin, III 1954 JC ~ 24-Sep-2002
Allison, William Randolph 1954 HS ~ 31-May-2003
Ansted, LTC Genoa Wayne, USA (Ret) 1954 SC ~ 05-Sep-2006
Aragon, Philip E. 1954 JC ~ 09-Feb-2017 83 years of age, died at Kaiser Hospital in Ontario, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2017. He was surrounded by family members at his death. Philip was laid to rest on March 2, 2017, at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif., with full military honors. Philip passed away nine months after the death of Emily, his beloved wife of 60 years, and he is buried with her. Born April 4, 1933, in Belen, to Manuel E. and Maria C. Aragon, Philip graduated from Belen High School, where he was very popular and a star athlete in football and track. He was voted “Best Looking” in his senior class. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico Highlands University. Philip served three years in the U.S. Army, deployed to Alaska during the Korean War during part of his military service. He was on the boxing team while in the Army. His love and talent for the sport shined through with many boxing victories. He married his high school sweetheart, Emily Olguin, of Jarales, and shortly thereafter they relocated to southern California. Philip worked as a skilled machinist and as a bus driver with the Metropolitan Transportation System of Los Angeles County. He referred to this job as a labor of love, where he could lighten the day and spread good humor among his passengers. He is survived by daughters, Cynthia Aragon, Denise (Ron) Lewis and Patty (Craig) Thometz; and his son, Philip Aragon and wife Leslie, all residents of southern California. He was a loving grandfather to nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard E. Aragon (Mary); and sisters, Mary Lou Horcasitas (Fred, deceased), Bernice Salazar (Danny) and Rosella Natzke (Herb).He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Maria; and his brother, Robert. The family wishes to thank hospice Chaplain Randy Courtney for his spiritual guidance and steadfast counsel to the family during the period of medical difficulties suffered by Philip and Emily.
Bailey, Jimmy Morris 1954 JC ~ 03-Jan-2005
Bailey, William S., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 01-Jul-2005
Baldwin, Arthur John 1954 JC ~ 26-Aug-2000
Beall, George D., Jr. 1954 JC
Benton, Donald L. 1954 HS  ~ 18-Jul-2017  passed away July 18, 2017. He was born on December 29, 1936 to Freida Ivey and Lewis Benton. He lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ivey in Fabens. He leaves behind a wife, Betty Benton and 3 daughters, Penny Hilliard (Michael), Brenda Prestangen (Kyle), and Wray Jean Chavez (Adrian). His blended family includes Shawndi Hickman (Grant), Stacy Smith (Johnny), Shelly Hurley (Jared) and Scott Smith. Together they have 7 children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Donny has two brothers, Rodger Benton (Arizona) and Leonard Benton (California). Donny has numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in the area. Donny went to school in Fabens and graduated from High School at New Mexico Military Institute. He attended Texas Tech and graduated from Sul Ross with two degrees, BS and ME. He also received a Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University. Donny served in the Army for 2 years. He was sent to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. where he worked in Bio Acoustic Research. Donny taught school and coached in Fort Hancock, Tornillo, Socorro, and Clint. He retired from Clint in 2001. Donny was a member of Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was Worshipful Master from 2006 to 2009. He was also a member of Grand Scottish Rite and the Grand Lodge of Texas. He enjoyed spending time at his lake house at Elephant Butte and was an avid fisherman. As a member of the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club, he also enjoyed hunting and shooting.
Benton, William Wilburn “Bill”, Jr. 1954 JC ~ 31-Dec-2012 was born July 29, 1934 in Truth or Consequences, N.M. He was raised on a cattle ranch, later helping his dad and brother, John, run the ranch. He attended school in Roswell, NM, at NMMI for 3 years where he met his wife to be, Rojeanne. After Rojeanne graduated from high school, they married and moved to Las Cruses, N.M., where Bill worked to get his B.S. in agriculture. Placeholder After some overseas military service, Bill settled on and shared working the cattle ranch again. Eventually, Bill and Rojeanne decided to take the family to find the rain in the Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon, where they owned and operated Eugene Tree Spray for 20 years. After having cared for animals, then trees and yards, his next wonderful choice was to care for people through chiropractic care. Dr. Bill took over Gold St. Chiropractic in May 1994, then moved to Kresky in May of 2000, where he practiced until his passing. Bill is survived by his wife, Rojeanne, his son, Britt and daughters, Brenda and Bileejean and their families.
Blake, John T., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 31-Aug-2013
Blake, Nathan, Jr. 1954 HS ~ 01-Mar-1978
Bond, George A. 1954 HS ~ 25-Mar-2002
Brelin, Stanton E. 1954 JC ~ 15-Dec-2009  75, died at home with his family present on December 15, 2009. Stan was born October 9, 1934, in San Diego, to parents, Ebbe A. and Emily Brelin. He lived most of his life in San Diego, however Stan moved to Montana, where he lived in Butte and finally in Helena. Stan was a retired real estate professional that included appraisals, receiverships and eventually became a real estate broker before fully retiring in the late 1980s. Stan’s hobbies included model airplanes, sailing, Austin Healey sports cars, architecture and travel. Stan also served in the Army as a cryptologist specialist from 1957 to 1959. On May 25, 1963, Stan married his first wife, Lila Jean, and had a son, Stanton Ewing Brelin, II. After the passing of Lila, Stan met and married his second wife, Jean, on January 17, 1994. She preceded Stan in death. Stan is survived by his son, Stanton (Rebecca), three grandsons, Christopher, Jeremy and Morgan, all of Helena, and his brother, Eric (Terri) of San Diego.
Brentari, Edward G., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 22-Jan-2017 passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017, at Sunrise Senior Living in Boulder, CO. A kind and noble soul, he will be greatly missed. He was born on October 5, 1936 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Edward George Brentari and Pearl Smith Brentari. He spent his youth in Belen, New Mexico, where his father was a dentist and his mother was active in Eastern Star. After attending high school at the New Mexico Military Institute, Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955, where he served three years in Europe as a radio repairman. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1958, he entered the University of Colorado, Boulder, to study mechanical engineering and business administration. He became a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary mechanical engineering fraternity and later joined the Scientific Research Society of America, or RESA, a professional scientific honorary society. While at CU, he worked part-time as a student trainee at the National Bureau of Standards or NBS (now called the National Institute of Standards and Technology) and was subsequently promoted to Mechanical Engineer in their Cryogenics Engineering Laboratories, publishing several articles on cryogenics. After graduating from CU in 1963 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, Edward went on to study advanced engineering and mathematics courses at the University of Denver. Edward later returned to CU and earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy in 1970. His intellectual curiosity led him to continue his studies in philosophy, completing nearly all of the requirements for a Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy. After completing his academic career, Edward worked as an engineer at Eaton Metal Corp. Some of the projects he worked on include, the construction of the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70, and the design of coal conveyer belts for Wyoming power plants. Edward married Marjorie Tarbell Demmer in the living room of their Mapleton Hill home in 1971, where they continued to live for over 43 years. In 2014, they moved to Balfour Assisted Living in Louisville and then to Sunrise Assisted Living in Boulder, where his wife, Marjorie continues to live. Edward was an avid traveler. He and Marjorie traveled throughout Europe, to Egypt, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. England was one of their favorite places. A meticulous planner, Edward’s hobby was creating scrapbooks. He created over 35 folio sized scrapbooks, detailing their life together over their 45 year marriage. Throughout life, Edward was dedicated to learning and self development in his quiet and unassuming way. He was truly a wise, generous, and loving soul. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Tarbell Demmer Brentari; step-son Byron Demmer; daughter-in-law Valerie Demmer; sister-in-law Shirley Tarbell; and niece Sueann Kirby.
Broome, Tom K., II 1954 HS
Brown, Harry W., III 1954 HS
Brown, Loren M. Jr. 1954 HS – Jun-2002
Buck, J. Gene 1954 JC
Buerkle, Gerald E. 1954 HS ~ 14-Jan-2005
Burkett, Benjamin C., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 03-Jan-2009 Benjamin Clinton a long-time Dallas resident, died January 32009. He was 72. Ben was instrumental in the success of Dallas-based Lear Petroleum. He joined the company in 1968 as its Chief Financial Officer (and first employee) and guided it through its first public stock offering in 1974, a series of debenture offerings, and its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. He retired from the company in 1980. A native of Amarillo, ben attended New Mexico Military Institute, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and joined the investment banking firm of Dominick and Dominick in New York City as an oil and gas analyst. Ben returned to Amarillo in 1960 and joined Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation’s finance department. Ben lefty Shamrock to join Mesa Petroleum as the assistant to President T. Boone Pickens. While at Mesa, Ben engineered the acquisition of Hugoton Productions, Co., a company significantly larger then Mesa in what was one of the earliest hostile tender offers in the nation. After his retirement from Lear, Ben pursued his love of gold at Royal Oaks Country Club. Growing up, Ben was a junior gold champion, caption of the golf team and winner of many tournaments. He continued in business as a management consultant for a number of public and private companies. Ben spent that last several years traveling the work with his wife Carole. Ben was predeceased by his parents Ben C. Burkett, Sr. and Ione Bradudt Burkett of Amarillo and his eldest son Ben C. Burkett, III, 1976 HS. He is survived by his wife Carole Warren Burkett of Midland, three sons, Mike and David of Dallas, Bob of Florida, and his brother, Dr. Robert J. Burkett of Fort Worth.
Buttolph, LTC Richard D., USMC (Ret) 1953 JC-1954 SC ~ 26-May-2017 Richard Was Born In Boone, Iowa To Loren And Lillian Buttolph. He Attended Roswell New Mexico Military Institute. Richard Married Betty Elaine Yarbrough June 4, 1954, In Gainsville, Texas. He Entered The United States Marine Corp On September 6, 1954, Retiring January 7, 1974, As Lt. Col. Of The US Marines. He Is Preceded By His Wife Of 50 Years, Betty, Who Passed In September Of 2004. They Had Two Children, Bonnie Kay And David Dwight. In 2005, November 21st, He Married Shirley Mclaughlin, Residing In Oklahoma City And Traveling Until His Failing Health. Richard Leaves Behind Wife, Shirley; 2 Daughters, Bonnie and Melody; Son, David; Grandchildren, Jenna, Ashlea, Hope, Faith; Sisters, Dixie and Diane; and Brother, Dan; Many Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.
Byrd, James C. 1954 SC
Byron, Robert P. 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 05-Feb-2018 passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 in Roswell, New Mexico. “Bob” was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on August 28, 1932, He was 85 years old. He was the only child of Josephine Velma Harris and Paul Edward Byron. At the age of four, his family moved to Longview, Texas and he also lived in El Dorado, Arkansas, and graduated High School in Colorado City, Texas. He spent summers working in the oil fields with his father. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from The New Mexico Military Institute when it was a four-year Senior College. He participated in ROTC and graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant to the United States Army. Upon graduation, he married Jeannine Hooper Byron of Roswell, New Mexico, whom he met on a blind date. He served his military time in the Army as a platoon leader of Company B in the 73rd Tank Battalion in Korea. He named his Tank “Big Jeannine” in honor of his wife and Company B. Upon his return from his service as 1st Lieutenant in Korea, that he said was the coldest place on earth, he joined Magnolia Petroleum as an oil scout and he and his wife were moved to San Antonio, Texas, where his daughter Dollianna was born; Corpus Christi, Texas; to Shreveport Louisiana, where his Son Robert Vincent was born; to Jackson, Mississippi, for one year; then back to Shreveport, Louisiana, where his son Paul Hunter was born. In 1971 Magnolia Oil Company and Mobil Oil Company were consolidated, the Mississippi and Louisiana offices were closing and all were transferred to New Orleans. Instead of making yet another move Bob resigned and moved his family to Roswell where he opened his office as an Independent Petroleum Landman. Bob retired in 1996 but still maintains an office at the J.P. White Building in Roswell with his wife. He was a voracious supporter of the Goddard Rockets Football Team when his son Paul played and Served several terms as the Goddard Rocket Football Booster Club President and documented countless hours of camera footage of football games and other Goddard High School Events. He was selected as the Honored Veteran of the Day at the Flag Retreat Ceremony at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Father’s Day in 2013 for his service to our country. His children graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he and Jeannine became associated with the Sooner Club. Bob was the official “greeter” at all of the Sooner Club Tail Gate events in Norman, Oklahoma, prior to every home game for over 25 Years. He and Jeannine drove 500 miles each football season numerous time a year to enjoy his Sooners and family that attended the games. He loved going to the Sooner tailgates, games, Charter trips and special events. He has enjoyed spending time with his family in Ruidoso at their cabin on Camelot Mountain, Thursday night dinner at the Roswell Country Club and his morning coffee club. Bob was a two-time President of the New Mexico Landman’s Association. He and several members of the association worked to enlarge the organization with more educational programs. He was also Vice President and Treasurer for 12 years of the 73rd Tankers Association. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Hooper Byron of the home; daughter Dollianna Byron of Norman, Oklahoma; son Robert Vincent Byron and his wife Michele of Plano, Texas; Son Paul Hunter Byron of Champaign, Illinois; grandchildren; Kourtni Nicole Beebe, Alexandra Michele Byron, Robert Connor Byron, Zachary Hunter Byron, Sylvia Dane Byron, Robert Paul Byron, II and a cousin Kathy Harris Phillips of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Cantrell, Oppie Jack 1954 HS ~ 29-Jul-2002
Carter, David S. 1954 JC
Cate, LTC Hugh C., Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 SC ~ 02-Jul-2013 81 of Huntsville, AL, passed away Tuesday. Survivors include daughter, Stephanie Ryan Cate-Gibson (Mike) of Decatur; son, Hugh C. Cate III (Sabrina) of Huntsville; grandchildren, Hugh C. Cate IV, Heather Rachelle Cate, Ashley Ryan Cate and Jonathon Gibson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Chambers, John S. 1954 HS ~ 20-Oct-2010 74, formerly of Camp Wood and Canadian, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. John was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Canadian, to Frank and Gwen Jones Chambers. He was Georgetown resident for the past eight years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Missouri and New Mexico Military Institute and was self-employed in oil and gas investments. His love for Jesus Christ led him to participate in volunteer areas of mission work in Africa, Central America, Russia, etc. His focus on missions was “refocused” from African ministry trips to sharing his faith at cancer clinics and centers. From his early cowboy experience he enjoyed opportunities to share laughter with all who knew him. He was a lifetime learner and enjoyed learning new things. His God, family and precious friends were foremost in his life and his life was changed when he committed completely to God. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Rebecca Hughes, Sarah Sumner and Missy Markley Houston; a son, John Frank Chambers; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Francie Cody of Sedona, AZ, and Joan Novak of Austin.
Clarke, A. Rav 1954 JC
Cogle, Jimmie P., Jr. 1954 SC
Conrace, COL Joseph E. C., Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 JC ~ 20-Dec-2013
Cook, LTC Richard A., USA (Ret) 1954 JC ~ 28-Oct-2011  77, passed away on Oct. 28, 2011. He is survived by his wife Stacy, sister Dorothy, children Eric and Julia, and grandchildren Ross and Mallory.
Cooper, George Newton 1954 HS ~ 08-Jun-2007 71, died Friday, June 8, 2007. Born February 3, 1936 in Silver City, New Mexico. George was a retired Educator and a Veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Mason, Elks, Lions and S.I.R.S. George was a four year resident of Red Bluff, formerly from Merced, CA. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Lee Cooper, his eldest son Steven and wife Valarie and their three children: William, Carissa, and Garrett, his middle son Bruce and wife Suzanne and their daughter Marynn. George’s youngest son George William preceded him in death.
Cooper, MAJ Joe L., (Ret) 1954 SC
Crawford, Ernest W. 1954 HS ~ 22-Jan-1993
Cressman, George C. 1954 HS
Cupp, Robert C. 1954 HS
Davenport, Edgar Wesley 1954 SC ~ 25-Apr-1999
Davies, Dee A. 1954 HS ~ 19-Dec-2012
Davis, Larry R. 1954 JC ~ 06-Mar-2002
Dennis, Elder L. 1954 JC
Dickson, John C. 1954 JC ~ 01-Jan-2018 was born December 30, 1934 in Paris, Texas. His parents were Dr. Emet P. and Mrs. Helen S. Dickson. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico for two years. He then attended Texas A&M University at Commerce Texas (formerly East Texas University) where he was awarded a degree in Physics. Upon completing his education, John served two years in the United States Army. John was stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds. He worked in the field of research and development of missile systems and continued this work with Civil Service until his retirement in 1983. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Rio Grande in Las Cruces. He served as Chairman of the Board for a term. John met his wife, Ophelia at the White Sands Proving Grounds. They married in 1958. They had three children. Patricia Ann Dickson of Albuquerque, John Michael Dickson, deceased, and Thomas Alan Dickson, deceased. He is survived by a brother, David H. Dickson, and his wife Carol, of College Station, TX. Other survivors are: Pandra Dickson, daughter-in-law, of Williamsburg, VA. John Brandon Dickson, grandson and his wife, Mary, of Fuquay Varina, NC, Remington Wade Dickson, grandson, Raleigh, NC, Scarlet and John Michael Dickson II, great grandchildren, of Fuquay Varina, NC. Other survivors include many extended family members. Throughout his life, John was blessed with many friends. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and playing golf. Most of all he loved being with his family. He was a member of the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas. He was also a member of La Corporacion of Our Lady Guadalupe in Tortugas, where he made additional friends. In 2013, John and Philly moved from Las Cruces to Albuquerque to be closer to their daughter Patricia.
Doak, James W., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 09-Jul-2011  74, died of complications from Alzheimer’s at Christopher House in Austin on Saturday, July 9, 2011. A native Texan, Jim was born in San Angelo, Texas, and was raised in Marfa, Texas. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from San Angelo High School in 1955. Jim received a degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Jim met the love of his life, Barbara Ann at the University of Texas. After relocating to Washington, DC, they were married by the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate in 1961 in Olney, Maryland. They just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 24, 2011. Jim enjoyed a variety of interests and careers throughout his lifetime. His zest for life, fabulous sense of humor, and kind smile allowed him to never meet a stranger. He was a wonderful artist and began his career as a graphic artist in Washington, DC. After moving back to Texas, Jim worked at Pete Sublett & Company, as a petroleum landman, and later for Continental Airlines from where he retired in 2003. Survivors include his wife Barbara, their two children, James W. Doak, III, of Madison, Wisconsin and Marisa C. Hawn of Austin, Texas and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Hawn Jr, James Spencer Hawn, Camille Marie Hawn, and Delaney Rose Hawn.
Donaldson, David F. 1954 HS
Durham, COL Courtney Burleson, USAR 1954 SC ~ 30-Aug-2006
Durham, Donald D. 1954 SC
Ellison, Charles R., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 10-Oct-2011  age 79, of Coleman, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at the Coleman County Medical Center.  He was born Charles Ralph Ellison, Jr. on September 22, 1932 in Gregg County, Texas, the son of Charles Ralph Ellison, Sr., and Velma Carnahan Ellison. He was reared in East Texas and moved to Hobbs, New Mexico, where he graduated from high school. Charles then attended the University of New Mexico. He married June Stratton in 1954. She preceded him in death. Charles moved to Coleman in 1996 from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He married Myrna Farris Brink in 2000 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was in the oil industry, a rancher, and attended the First United Methodist Church in Coleman. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Charles is survived by his wife, Myrna Ellison of Coleman; three sons, Charles Ralph Ellison, III of Odessa, David Brent Ellison and wife Pam of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Jack Ellison and wife Sherry; two step-daughters, Tonna Demaet of Roundrock, and Fredda White of Reno, Nevada; three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Flato, Charles H., IV 1954 JC
Fleig, Russell Brooks 1954 JC ~ 02-Oct-2011  age 76, departed this planet for eternity October 2. 2011. Born November 22, 1934 in Vinton, LA, and raised primarily in Orange, TX. Brooks was a graduate of Orangefield High school, New Mexico Military Institute and Sam Houston State University. Brooks served in the U.S. Army 532nd Military Intelligence from 1957 to 1960 stationed in Hof, West Germany. His service as a cryptograph operator highlighted by intelligence gathering trips into communist East Germany. Upon his discharge, Brooks moved to Greenville, TX, to manage Sabine Title Company. In 1961 he married Catherine Ann Flood, a children’s clothing designer from San Antonio, TX. They parented two children: Russell Christopher (1963) and Catherine Marie (1967). Brooks turned his hobby of Scuba diving into a creative outlet when he founded Caribbean Productions, Inc and produced the full-length documentary SCUBA in 1972. The power of a living God entered Brook’s life in 1974 and led him to Choupique, Louisiana to found The Shepher’s Rest”, a Christian retreat, park and crisis ministry. Over the next thirty years his ministry grew to include police Chaplin for Sulphur Police department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs department, Calcasieu Correctional Center and pastor for Faith Temple church. Brooks was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and throat cancer in 2009. His final years spent with many friends and family celebrating life’s accomplishments and memories many times over a game of dominos. Brooks is survived by his brother, John A. Fleig 1961 JC and wife Barbara (Babs); his wife and companion of 50 years, Catherine Ann (Kit) Fleig; two daughters, Tuja Stuard and Catherine Marie “Cam” Sharpe 1987 JC; one son, Russell Christopher Fleig; and eight grand children.
Fletcher, Sidney Mason 1954 HS ~ 10-Dec-1997
Fortye, William R. 1954 HS
Galles, H. Lee, Jr. 1954 HS ~ 01-Jun-2007  Friday evening, June 1, Herbert Lee Galles, III, “Lee”, passed away quietly and comfortably. Lee’s surviving family includes five children, with eldest daughter, Terri Galles Bryan and her son, Lincoln Stanfield, of Albuquerque, Tracee Galles Dezzutti and her husband, Robert Dezzutti, with children Nicole and Jonathan Dezzutti of San Marino, California, Tim Galles and wife, Nell Galles, with daughter Leilani Mae Galles of Royal Oak, Michigan, Amy Galles of Richmond Virginia, and youngest son, Herbert Louis Galles IV, “Bo”, of Albuquerque. Lee also cherished siblings Judi Friday of Taos, NM, Karen Mische of Overland Park, Kansas, and brother, F. Rick Galles 1966 JC of Albuquerque. With many friends and devotion to the Albuquerque cultural and economic community, Lee was also blessed with friends, colleagues, and a large close-knit family featuring 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren surviving Lee’s recently passed father, Herbert Louis Galles “Hickum”, in March 2007, and his beloved mother, Fern Galles “Gigi”, deceased February 2001. Lee was married to Glynelle Hubbard Galles of Albuquerque and Leah Galles Fromer living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Lee wrote 15 books focused on the topic of automotive advertising. The works were firsts of their kind and carried religiously by dealers and advertising agencies across the country through the 1970’s to the present. He was the only businessperson named Adman of the Year and Dealer of the Year at the same time by the National Automotive Dealer Association. Time magazine also named Lee as one of their Dealers of The Year, and Adweek magazine recognized Lee as one of the 10 most influential advertising professionals of the 1980’s. Lee was devoted to the growth of Albuquerque and its cultural and economic vitality. Much of his community efforts were focused on The University of New Mexico. He was a UNM Lobo through and through. During his own years at UNM, he was a letterman on the baseball team and a proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served as President of the Lobo Club, conducted the New Look campaign for stadium improvements, and worked tirelessly to raise funds for recruitment and to help develop community support for the team’s objectives by soliciting more booster involvement. On Fall Saturdays, he could always be found cheering on his beloved Lobos with his father and brother. For UNM, Lee also represented UNM College of Arts and Sciences with its Million Dollar fund-raiser, “Make it to the Plus Side.” Galles taught Marketing 405 at the Anderson School of Business, lectured boundlessly at automotive and marketing seminars, universities, and spent two years consulting auto dealers and TV stations in Australia and Canada. For Albuquerque, Galles brought the famous radio personality, Paul Harvey, to the city to benefit the George Maloof Cancer Drive and was on the executive committee of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and Charter Revision committee, which made Albuquerque a city with a mayor and city council. Lee served two terms as President of NM Auto Dealers Association, six years as NADA Director, worked with Ralph Nadar on Dealer Government Relations, was named Cadillac Master Dealer the first year it was established, was the largest Oldsmobile dealer in the Pacific Region for 10 straight years, served on the Cadillac National Dealer Advisory Board, and conducted over 300 advertising seminars in all 50 states plus France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Australia. Galles started the first “non-Madison Avenue””agency to secure a national General Motors accounts, Buick and GMC. Cutting a new path for businesses outside of traditional circles, Lee was integral to the successes of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. Working with admired Peter Ueberroth and Buick, Lee helped the Los Angeles Games become the first profitable Olympics ever. Based on his stellar relationship with General Motors, Lee also developed a 20-year relationship with the NFL and Super Bowl. Galles launched Hummer national advertising in 1992 and won Sports Illustrated’s first place for a multi-media ad campaign. After starting revolutionary Albuquerque-based advertising agency, Competitive Edge, and Sunrise Film Productions, with offices throughout the United States and Australia, Lee derived a great sense of pride from former colleagues and Competitive Edge employees who successfully opened their own agencies founded on his initial principals of cost-efficient and effective automotive advertising and merchandising. Lee was also the recipient of The Silver Medal Award from the New Mexico Advertising Federation, honoring lifetime achievement. After spending a life devoted to his community’s growth, health, and to the advertising, creative, and automotive industries, Galles often stated he was proud of all of his children for cutting their own paths and successful careers. Daughter, Terri Galles Bryan, and son, Tim Galles, have both received countless national marketing, advertising, public relations, and creative awards in his wake. Daughter, Tracee Dezzutti, attended USC Business School and the well-known Culinary Institute of America in New York and contributes significantly to charitable development in the Los Angeles area; Daughter, Amy Galles, was accepted into the fashion design program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and son, Bo Galles, recently pledged SAE and attends UNM while employed as a salesman at Galles Chevrolet.
Galligan, MAJ Pat S., USMC (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 11-Sep-2008 76, of Swansboro died September 11, 2008 at home. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a major. Survivors include his wife, Jane Galligan of the home; two stepdaughters, Sallie A. Rosa of Stafford, Va., and Gail S. Galligan of Wilmington; two stepdaughters, Cindy Collett of Raleigh and Kathrine Sparrow of Wilmington; and three granddaughters.
Gibson, Paul D. 1954 HS ~ 05-Jun-2007
Goodwin, Bobby R. 1954 HS ~ 03-Feb-2013
Hall, James L., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 30-Sep-1998
Hamilton, John S., Jr. 1954 HS
Hankins, Fredrick D. 1954 JC
Harbaugh, Myron E. 1954 HS ~ 15-May-1997
Hissom, Ronny J. 1954 HS ~ 10-Mar-2005
Holmes, Alan K. 1954 SC
Holt, LTC Xavia M. USA (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 08-Dec-2017 85, our faithful warrior, has laid down his armor and passed gently into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Xavia M. And Martha (Bates) Holt. He grew up a farm boy on the family farm in Gilbert, Louisiana, working chores before school and driving the tractor after.  He was self admittedly a poor student when he entered the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI).  He found a love for the military and history.  Following graduation, he went directly into the Army where he served honorably for 22 years, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). He was preceded in death by his first wife Freda Thompson Holt.  Xavia is survived by his children: Cathy M., Debbie A., and Kenneth F. Holt; and his grandchildren Ashley and Kyle Holt.  He is also survived by his second wife Cynthia Ann Stevens and his step daughter Eva Noel Stevens.  He leaves behind to celebrate his life, his church, Arapaho Road Baptist Church, family and his many friends at Brookdale Senior Living. Xavia was a man who lived his life in service to his God, his country and his family, with his servant’s heart.  He humbly led by example.  Now, this warrior can rest in eternal peace with his Lord.  Rest, sweet warrior, your job here is done.
Horton, John A. 1954 HS ~ 10-Jul-2001
Houser, Jerry D. 1954 HS
Huffaker, Donald D. 1954 HS ~ 15-Jan-1990
Hunt, Peter M. 1954 HS ~ 23-Aug-2002
Jackson, REV Hillyer B., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 02-May-2016  “Barney”, lifelong resident of Oklahoma, died May 2, 2016, in Oklahoma City following an extended illness of COPD. Born March 23, 1934, in Oklahoma City, he was the firstborn of twin sons of H.B. Jackson and Roberta Banks Jackson. Being reared in Oklahoma City he attended Classen High School and New Mexico Military Institute, graduating with a High School degree in 1952 and a Junior College diploma in 1954. Father Jackson graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in history in 1956, and from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest with a Master of Theology Degree in 1959. Following ordination in the Episcopal Church in 1959, he served 51 years in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, beginning as Vicar of St. Marks, Hugo, and St. James, Antlers, to 1964. Following assignments he was Vicar of St. Mark’s, Perry, and Church of the Ascension, Pawnee, from 1964-1966. He was commissioned a First Lieutenant as a Chaplain in the 45th Division National Guard until 1968. He was Assistant to the Rector and then Rector at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Enid, from 1966 to 1980, with a year at Cambridge University, England, as a James Mills Fellow from the Diocese of Oklahoma in 1967-68. In 1980 he became Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, and in 1987 he was appointed Vicar of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, El Reno, where he remained until retirement in January of 2011. As Senior Priest in the Diocese of Oklahoma, Father Jackson has served on many of the committees and commissions of the Diocese. Three times a Deputy to General Convention and twice an Alternate, he has served as Dean of Senior High Youth Conference, Delegate to Provincial Synod, the Diocesan Board of Examining Chaplains and Chairman of that Board, Chair of the Division on Ministry Development, Diocesan Convention Planning Committee, Board of Trustees of St. Crispin’s Conference Center, Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Board of Trustees of the National Council of Churches, longtime member of the Oklahoma Committee of Indian Ministries, and the Anglican/Roman Catholic Commission in the Diocese of Oklahoma and the Roman Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Father Jackson will be remembered for his sense of humor and great love and respect for the life and history of the Episcopal Church in Oklahoma, and of the history of the state of Oklahoma. Preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, Bob, he is survived by three nieces, Gayle Jackson Stringer and husband, Rodney, Sharon Jackson Sanchez and husband, Rubin, and Janet Jackson Spaulding and husband, Richard, eight first cousins and their families.
Jackson, John R. 1954 JC
Janssen, Lt Col Howard Grant, USAF (Ret) 1954 HS ~ 07-Dec-2009 was born on Aug. 19, 1936, in Denver, CO, to Wallace H. Janssen and Ann M. Jannsen, nee Wolfe. He died on Dec. 7, 2009, in Sierra Vista, AZ. Howard received a diploma from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1954; a bachelor’s from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, in 1961, and a master’s from the University of Colorado in 1970.
Jewell, Coburn B. 1954 JC
Jones, Arthur M. 1954 JC ~ 04-Jan-2002
Jue, Allen W. 1954 HS ~ 20-May-2015 Allen Walton Jue went to be with our heavenly father on May 20, 2015. He passed away peacefully in one of his favorite places, Honolulu, Hawaii. Allen was born at home on February 16, 1936 in Ventura, California, the son of Walton and Mary Jue. He attended Ventura High School and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Allen was a born leader and business person. After his schooling, Allen joined his father and brother in many business ventures, significantly Jue’s Market on East Main Street. Allen met most of the townspeople at the market and knew patrons by name. To him, it was a family community. Later, he joined six business partners in starting the American Commercial Bank in Ventura. Serving as chairperson of the board of directors of the bank, Allen was instrumental in the merger of several banks into American Commercial Bank. The merger created the largest independently owned bank in Ventura County. Upon his retirement, Allen traveled throughout the United States in a motor coach with his wife, Donna. With Allen’s vibrant and friendly personality, they met many travelers on the road. Allen and Donna also traveled internationally and had the great opportunity to visit his father’s and mother’s homelands in Nom Hing Lai and Hoi Hom Villages in China. Taking his family to see their roots was a highlight that his daughters will remember forever. Allen was an avid fan of college and professional sports. He held season tickets to the LA Rams football games. When the Rams left the area, he began rooting for the LA Raiders. Allen and his family were very close, and they visited each other as often as possible. He deeply loved his daughters, sons-in-law, and grandson. He proudly discussed their achievements and accomplishments. Allen is survived by his wife, Donna Riley; daughters and sons-in-law, Jonee Jue and Chuck Schuman, Valerie and David Francuz; grandson, Allen Francuz; daughter, Kristi Jue; brother, Edward Jue; sisters, Dorothy Jue Lee, Daisy Jue Yang and Jeanne Jue Wong.
Kemp, William L. 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 23-Sep-2009 passed away peacefully at his home from cancer Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. Bill was a beloved family man and a respected lifelong member of the Red Bluff business community. He was 76. Bill was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Spokane, WA, to Richard and Elizabeth Kemp. His family moved to Susanville in the 1940s. A graduate of Lassen High School, Bill was active in the band, theater, track and cadets. As a young man, he traveled Europe and then attended and graduated with a business degree from New Mexico Military Institute in 1954. During college, he played piano for his own dance band, was a drum major in the marching band, and belonged to the Cadet Orchestra. He later went on to serve his country during the Korea War. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with a rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While there, he also joined the Shrine Club. After his stint in the service, Bill moved to Red Bluff in 1956 to be with his parents. Bill went to work for Retterath Stationery on Main Street. It was during this time he met and married Gayle, who at the time was working for her family-run restaurant. The couple wed Oct. 28, 1966. They went on to purchase the stationery business, moving it across the street to 623 Main Street. They renamed it Kemp’s Stationery and Gifts. Mr. Kemp was involved in retail sales the majority of his life. He and his wife would later open Gayle’s Fashions and then Gayle’s Tuxedos and Casual Clothes. He was a well-known and respected figure on Main Street in Red Bluff. Much of his life was dedicated to keeping the downtown Red Bluff business in the forefront. Bill and his wife Gayle were awarded the Chamber of Commerce Business People of the Year Award. They were very busy in chamber activities, as well as the Downtown Business Association. He enjoyed many years of downtown ‘sidewalk sales,’ helped to initiate downtown Round Up festivities and Christmas parades. Bill was also a farmer and owned Kempson Acres in Dairyville. He had prune orchards and ran a dehydrating business. He would later operate a fresh produce stand. He had been a member of the Masons, Elks, the Red Cross, and the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past president of the Red Bluff Rotary Club. He also belonged to the Cone Community Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, was a ‘dad adviser’ for Demolay, a 4-H leader, and served on many committees, including the Jr. Fat Stock Committee for the Tehama District Fair. He is survived by: his loving wife of 43 years Gayle; daughter and sons-in-law Debbie and Len Moore of Belmont, Kathleen ‘Kathy’ and Darren Trueblood of Redding, and Margaret K. and Mike Blaney of Dairyville; sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Diane Ellis of Red Bluff, Gregory and Diane Ellis of Red Bluff, Charles and Tina Kemp of Dairyville. His legacy also included 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
King, Franklin B., Jr. 1954 JC
Kinsel, Thomas A. 1954 JC ~ 19-Jan-1996
Kley, Eugene C. 1954 HS ~ 12-Nov-2001
Koehler, Ted L., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 17-Oct-2011 (November 7, 1935 to October 17, 2011) Ted Louis Koehler, Jr. Passed away on October 17, 2011 after a long battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia. He was the son of Elvira and Ted Koehler and was born in New York City but moved to Beverly Hills, CA, at the age of three months. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School and received his BA and MBA from the University of Southern California. Ted married UCLA graduate Nancy Wollmer, his wife of 45 years, in 1966. He began his professional career in the electronics industry at Scientific Data Systems, then moved his family from Los Angeles to La Jolla, CA, when he joined Spin Physics, Inc. A family man of great charm, warmth and humor, Ted enjoyed music, tennis, history, reading, traveling, and spending time at the beach with his family. Ted was an avid sports fan – especially when it came to his alma mater, USC – and some of his happiest moments were spent coaching at the Cliffridge youth fields. He was also an animal lover and was the devoted owner of several dogs throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Kathleen Koehler Casciani (Steve), his son Jeffrey Koehler (Mari), and his three grandchildren Theodore William Koehler, Emmett Adam Koehler and Julia Anne Casciani.
Krull, Harvey L. 1954 HS ~ 30-Aug-2005
Laverty, COL Wayne B., USA (Ret) 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 01-Sep-2012 passed away Sept. 1, 2012, at Mountain View Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born in 1932, to Charles G. And Ruth P. Laverty, in Denver, and was a 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Wayne graduated valedictorian in 1954 from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., and was the Golden Gloves boxing champion for New Mexico. During his 30-year military service, he received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and the Defense Superior Service medals. During his military career, Wayne enjoyed several assignments in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Wayne held a MA degree in African affairs from American University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Wayne is survived by his wife, of 41 years, Barbara; sons, Kevin D. Laverty 1979 HS (Michelle) of Columbus, Ohio, and Brian (Mary) of Falls Church, Va.; granddaughters, Bailey Rose Laverty and Morgan Brianne Laverty; brother, Dale P. Laverty 1954 HS-1956 JC (Linda) of Miami; cousin, Terry (Jean) Laverty of Golden, Colo.; and his nieces, Karissa and Miranda Hinkle of Grottoes, VA. He loved his family, friends and neighbors and was proud of his Irish heritage.
Lazovich, Steve J. 1954 HS
Leisy, LTC Henry J., USA (Ret) 1954 SC ~ 28-Feb-2014 born January 29, 1930 in Panama Canal Zone, died February 28, 2014 in Greensboro, AL. Henry did undergraduate studies at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico with a degree in Military Science. While in college in New Mexico, he worked for the American Geodetic Survey for Central American Mapping Company. He was responsible for mapping assignments in the Darien Jungle…he loved the adventure of going into the jungle where no roads had been mapped before. He did Graduate studies at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania and American University in Washington, D.C. he studied Advanced Spanish in preparation for an assignment with The American Embassy in Bogota, Columbia; Military Professor at Valley Forge Military Academy in Valley Forge Pennsylvania; Korean War Veteran serving in the Honor Guard. During his Honor Guard Service, he was asked to escort President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a Past Member of the Church of the Ascension, Montgomery Country Club and the Capital City Kiwanis Club in Montgomery, Alabama. He moved to Greensboro, Alabama in 1992. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; Served on the Vestry and was Senior Warden for 2 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Etta and Henry Leisy. He is survived by his wife, Lutie J. Leisy; his children, Henry Eric Leisy (Melissa), Anna Marie “Mimi” Rush (Kenneth), Ann Harbin Leisy Nutting (William), Joseph Bryan Stickney (Margaret) and Lucie Stickney Wadsworth (Frank); grandchildren, Katherine Ann Leisy, Charles Henry Leisy, Anna Marie Nutting, Winston Leisy Rush, Joseph Bryan Stickney V, Jackson Bradley Stickney, Carrie Wadsworth Thornton, Jacob Howard Wadsworth and Edward Joshua Wadsworth and two brothers, Ralph Leisy (Rita) of College Station, TX and Colonel Robert Leisy (Delores) of Jacksonville, FL. He was a loving husband and father; and a wonderful outdoorsman.
William Sherrod Luttrell 1954 JC,  80, of Houston, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 after a long illness. Bill was born November 13, 1932 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Pruett Sherrod and Ann Nora Luttrell. He grew up in Houston, where he attended Lamar High School, then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He later earned a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. While at Texas, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and made many lifelong friends from those times. After college, he served in the Army in Los Angeles, California before returning to Houston, where he met his wife, Ida Harbison and began a career in Real Estate and Insurance. He opened the Luttrell Insurance Agency in the Oak Forest neighborhood, where he served the community for the next 50 years from the office at 3205 North Shepherd Drive. While balancing family and business, he was also a devoted follower of the arts, especially American art glass and paperweights. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ida, children Bob and Courtney Luttrell, of Dallas, Anne and David Pope, of Leander, Bill and Lisa Luttrell of New Diana, Richard Luttrell of Austin and nine grandchildren, Gregory, Wyatt, and Lauren Luttrell, Joshua, James, and Jessica Pope, and Grace, Jack, and John Luttrell. He is also survived by his twin brother, John and wife Beverly, of Dallas. He was predeceased by sister Mary Elaine, of Mineral Wells, and sister Elizabeth Joan Reed, of Dallas.
Lemons, Henry L., Jr. 1954 HS
Loveless, Clell W. 1954 HS ~ 06-Dec-2015
Luttrell, William S. 1954 JC ~ 10-Feb-2013
Mackey, Bill O. 1954 JC ~ 21-Jul-2005
Manar, Thomas J. 1954 HS
Marshall, Jon M. 1954 JC ~ 17-Jul-2018 84, of Roswell, NM, born December 3, 1934, departed this earth on July 17, 2018. Jon was a loving father, friend to all and generous beyond words. He loved his children above anything and was very proud of their accomplishments in life. He was also very proud to have served his country and to have spent the last years of his life in the great State of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by Dr. and Mrs. I.J. Marshall of Roswell, NM; John and Mary Leitnaker of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Steven Marshall of Roswell, NM; and his old buddy, Mister the dog. He is survived by his loving children Robin L. Marshall of Austin, TX, Paul and Carrie Marshall of Lincoln, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Marshall of Lubbock, TX; Joseph Marshall of Dallas, TX; Bob Brunswig of Port Orchard, Washington; Sol and Melinda Kardon of Dallas, TX; Grandchildren Trinity Marshall, Makeda Marshall, Wylder Marshall and Meadow Marshall. Jon will be greatly missed down here while he meets up with his loved ones in Heaven.
McCain, J. Peter 1954 HS ~ 14-Feb-2009 73, passed away on February 14, 2009. Jay Peter McCain graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1954, later earning a degree from UCLA in psychology and philosophy. He worked for the Dept. of Women and Children in Santa Fe for many years, then moved to Albuquerque, and was employed by the UNM Children’s Psychiatric Hospital until retiring. He was a film buff, keeping up with all the latest releases and collecting many DVDs. He appreciated good food, beautiful music, family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Bernice Fiske; nephew, Lionel Fiske; a great-niece and great-nephew Jennifer and David Fiske.
McCurdy, Roger B. 1954 HS ~ 27-Mar-2012
McGrath, James R., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 03-Sep-2016  of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016. Jim was born October 24, 1934 in Dallas, TX to the late James R. McGrath, Sr. and Edna Jo McGrath. He lived in Dallas, TX, until he was 12 years old, at which time his family moved to Monterrey, Mexico. He attended his first 3 years of high school at a public school in Monterrey, then transferred to New Mexico Military Institute for his senior year and freshman year of college. Jim went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University. He served his country for 3 years in Montana with the U.S. Airforce. He was employed with the DuPont Company for 34 years, retiring in 1994 from the accounts payable department. Jim had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Fellows and nephew David Fellows. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 40 years and soul mate Dorothy (Rash) McGrath; his children, Tracy DeFore (Bob) of San Diego, CA, Terry Laikko (Bruce), James R. McGrath, III (Irene) and Roy McGrath (Sue) all of Phoenix, AZ; step daughters Debrah Seward (Mike) and Robin Simpson (Rob) all of Wilmington; 1 sister, Barbara Stoddard (Richard) of Dallas, TX; 6 grandchildren, Wayne H. Murphy, Dorothy Weigel both of Wilmington, DE, Laura and Danny Laikko of Phoenix, AZ, Lucy and Jackie DeFore of San Diego, CA; 2 great granddaughters, Shianna and Olivia Murphy, 2 great grandsons, Edward and River Weigel and 1 great great grandson, A.J. Blansfield all of Wilmington, DE.
McLean, Gordon Alexander, II 1954 HS ~ 11-Apr-2012
McLean, James William 1954 HS ~ 27-Apr-2016
Mee, James R. 1954 HS ~ 16-Sep-2002
Mendez, Juan 1954 SC ~ 27-Apr-2000  69, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Thursday, April 27, 2000. He is survived by his children, Don P. Mendez of Portland, OR, Alisa A. Kauffman and husband, Greg of Albuquerque, John T. Mendez of Superior, CO, and Michael J. Mendez of San Francisco, CA; former spouse, Carol A. Cassell-Mendez of Atlanta, GA; grandsons, Justin Kauffman, and Max Kauffman, both of Albuquerque; sisters, Ernestina Corrasco of Rio Rancho, and Emilia Castillo and husband, Fernando of El Paso, TX; former spouse, Elizabeth Wills of Albuquerque; and stepsons, Neil Christensen and wife, Lisette of St. Louis, MO, and Thayer Christensen of San Diego, CA. Mr. Mendez was preceded in death by his brother, Raul Mendez.
Merritt, LTC Sylvester A. “Les”, Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 HS ~ 01-Apr-2014 78, of Merritt Island, FL, died on April 1, 2014. Les graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Nebraska and his MBA from Texas Tech University. In 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Les graduated from the Infantry OCS, and was an honor graduate of the C&GS College in Ft. Leavenworth. Les served tours in Korea, Germany (2) and Vietnam. After retiring from the military, Les worked 20 years at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University as a computer analyst and purchasing manager. Les was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC). Les was the Chairman of the Scholarship Corporation Board, was on the Board of Directors and an editor of the intercom newsletter. Les was secretary of the MOAACC Satellite Beach Investment Club. Les was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera. Les is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Cozette, his two daughters Colette (Iowa) and Constance (Florida) and son Sylvester III (Georgia). Les had eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sylvester served with pride God, country and family and is at peace with God.
Miller, Dick D. 1954 JC ~ 31-Dec-2003
Moore, Carver Dale 1954 HS ~ 13-Feb-2001
Morgan, Pat H. 1954 HS ~ 01-Oct-1984
Muzik, Jerry A. 1954 HS
Myrick, Robert L., II 1954 HS
Nolen, Charles R. 1954 JC ~ 07-Sep-2006
Norman, Lionel R. 1954 HS ~ 07-Jun-2006
Nott, Arthur R. “Ron” 1954 JC ~ 31-Mar-2017  Ron, 83, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, in Farmington. He was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Arthur and Erma Nott. Ron grew up in Oklahoma City. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, Ron attended Oklahoma University and later attended New Mexico Military Institute. Ron entered into electronic communications in the U.S. Army in 1958 and was assigned as an electronic instructor in the Ordnance-guided Missile School at Redstone Arsenal. Ron then pursued a career in radio and television engineering. Ron moved to Albuquerque in 1970 to establish a contract engineering business. In 1972 he moved to Farmington to construct, KIVA, a local TV station. Ron remained in Farmington for the remainder of his life. While constructing the TV station, Ron also began building his home on the La Plata Hwy from the ground up, and remained there until his passing. After completion of the TV station, Ron switched careers and became employed at Arizona Public Service Company working in instrumentation as a Senior Electrical Test Engineer. In 1982, while still employed by APS, he established a manufacturing business, Nott Limited LTD, for AM broadcast antennas, structure de-tuning equipment and lightning prevention products. In 1990, Ron retired from APS and began expanding the business to include consulting and designing for Broadcast stations and other manufacturers. After Ron sold his business he continued to go to the shop every morning to visit with the guys and act as a consultant. Ron had written and published many technical articles on antennas and related subjects in trade journals, magazines, and books and has produced YouTube videos on the subjects of lightening dissipation as well. By finishing Benjamin Franklin’s theory on how to prevent lightning strikes, Ron invented the Static Cat, a lightning prevention/dissipation device which is used worldwide on radio and television stations, as well as oil and natural gas equipment out in the field. Ron’s obsession for trains began in his youth. He spent many boyhood years playing at the railroad station in OKC. Ron’s hobby throughout his life was riding, building, restoring, reading about and playing with trains. Ron attended the locale train clubs and developed many lifelong friendships. Ron gave classes at San Juan College for several years about trains and the history of trains. Ron was very enthusiastic and proud to be a member of the Durango Railroad Historical Society and the National Model Railroad Association. Over the course of several years, Ron helped restore 315, the Locomotive that sits in Santa Rita Park in Durango. Ron was preceded in death by his wife Judy; both parents; and his sister, Susie. He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca and Mary; two step-daughters, Shawna and Becky; niece, Terri; grandchildren, Jeremy, Calista, Amber, Emma, Ashleigh, Abby, Hayden and Taylor; his very special friends Ted and Jess Swearingen; and his many friends in the community of Farmington and Durango. Ron has never been without a four legged friend and leaves behind his two closest companions Dina and Char.
O’Bar, Jesse R., Jr. 1954 SC ~ 11-Apr-2011 ge 78 was born the son of Jesse R. O’Bar, Sr. and Iva Mae Lindsey O’Bar on January 10, 1933 in Union City, Oklahoma. He died on April 11, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jesse moved to Chickasha at the age of five and attended Chickasha Schools until the 10th grade. His 11th and 12th year was at St. Joseph Catholic School where he received his high school diploma. Jesse attended the University of Oklahoma, transferred to the Wentworth Military Academy, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico in 1954. He then entered the United States Army serving most of his time in Germany. He married Angelina “Ann” Merenda on October 27, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York. They lived in Brooklyn for several years. In 1961, they moved to Oceanside, New York where they lived until moving to Chickasha in 1964. While in New York, he attended New York University Graduate School of Business and was in management positions at Irving Trust Bank and Mutual of New York Insurance Company. After moving to Chickasha, Jesse started and operated the O’Bar Insurance Agency for 30 years. He continued to be active in the industry until his death. Jesse was a member of the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church. He was also a member of various organizations in the community and was recognized for his outstanding leadership. He was elected and served on the Chickasha City Council representing Ward I. As an honorary life member of the Chickasha High School Vocational Industrial Club, he was recognized for his work with area youth. Jesse was past Exalted Ruler of the Chickasha Elks Lodge. He was also actively involved in the Chickasha Jaycees and the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce. He was a longtime member of the Chickasha Golf and Country Club and played golf throughout the world with his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Iva Mae O’Bar, two sisters, Doris O’Bar Wood and Dorothy O’Bar Killebrew, son, Jesse R. O’Bar III, and nieces, Patricia Wood Lewis, Dr. Donna Wood, and Ann Marie Merenda. Survivors include wife, Angelina “Ann” Merenda O’Bar; niece & husband, Susan & Mike McCaughtry; nephew & wife, Retired Lt. Colonel Joe A. & Liz Wood; brother-in-law & wife, Joseph A. And Karen Merenda; nieces, Christine Merenda and Joann Harchuck-Demlien; great niece, Miranda Wood; great nephew, Michael McCaughtry; numerous other nieces and nephews. Jesse will be missed by his many beloved godchildren, family, and friends who loved him and whose lives he touched over his lifetime.
Oller, Willard L., Jr. 1954 HS
Owen, Johnny O. 1954 SC ~ 08-Jan-2011
Pitman, REV Omar W., Jr. 1954 SC ~ 20-Mar-2017 was born in Big Spring, Texas in 1933, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 in San Antonio. He was surrounded by his beloved wife, Mary Ellen, loving family members, and close friends. Omar was the oldest of two children born to Omar William and Daphne Bernice Barnes Pitman. His dear sister, Nancy Pitman Lohner, preceded him in death. Omar was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and of General Seminary in New York. While living in Philadelphia and employed as a social worker at Horizon House, he met his wife, Mary Ellen Engels, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church where they sang together in the choir. Recognized by the City of Philadelphia as a Rising Star, he worked tirelessly on behalf of the mentally ill. They married in November, 1965, with a son, David William, arriving in November, 1969, and daughter, Margaret Ellen, in April, 1974. In 1984, Omar and Mary moved with the children to San Antonio to be closer to family. Omar was proudly active in the lives in his children, serving as President of theatre booster club at McArthur High School where David participated in the drama program, and on the Board of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio where Margaret played oboe. Omar was never far from God. Although he worked for many years in social work, education, and politics, he was called back to the priesthood in San Antonio. He served as the Associate Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for 15 years and, after a brief retirement, spent several years as Cannon Missioner at St. Stephen’s and Holy Cross. He was a long-time member of the Lion’s Club and, in full retirement, Omar was delighted to be accepted into the Sons of the Republic of Texas along with his son, grandsons, and cousin. He served as the Chaplain for the SRT Alamo Chapter and participated in various social groups at St. Luke’s, as well as being the Chaplain for the Verger’s Group. Most importantly, Omar and Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children, grandchildren, nephews, cousins, and close friends in November of 2015. He accomplished a great many things and had a fascinating life, but he will be remembered most for his compassion for and devotion to others. His love for his family and friends is legendary. Omar is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Pitman; his son, David and his wife, Suzan; his daughter, Margaret Pitman McCoy and her husband, Mark; and grandchildren, Matthew William Pitman, Nace Benjamin Brown, and Daphne Rebecca Brown; as well as his niece, nephews, and cousins.
Powell, Donald R. 1954 HS ~ 17-Aug-1997
Rice, Jr., Harold F. “Freddie” 1954 JC ~ 05-Jan-2018 Harold “Freddy” Rice, 83, a respected leader in the ranching and cattle industry, passed away peacefully on Maui on Friday, January 5, 2018 surrounded by his family. Freddy was born in 1934 and was raised on his family’s ranch in Kaonoulu, Maui. He was proud to be a fifth-generation paniolo and a missionary family descendant of William Harrison and Mary Sophia Hyde Rice. Freddy graduated high school from Punahou School and started college at New Mexico Military Institute on a polo scholarship, where he won his first Intercollegiate National Polo Championship. He was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009 for Eminence as a polo player. Freddy then transferred to Cornell University where he won his second Intercollegiate National Polo Championship.  He earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University where he had studied livestock marketing, agronomy, nutrition, and rangeland conservation. Freddy began his ranching career at the Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) and Kahuku Ranch on the Big Island. Together with his first wife, Sally, he used applied science to design modern water and grazing systems while developing wildlife programs and soil-conserving ranching techniques. This included rotation fertilization, mineral supplementation, and the introduction of new species of grass and legumes to Hawaii – all range management advances published by the University of Hawaii. Freddy and Sally were instrumental in the formation of the Kona-Kau Roping and Polo Club and the Hawaii Rodeo Association, which has promoted the sport of rodeo in the islands since the 1950’s. Freddy played a pivotal role in the remarkable advancement of the horse industry in Hawaii: breeding, producing, and training various lines of the American Quarter Horse. Freddy had a long rodeo career which included many state championships in tie-down roping. He continued to compete in Team Roping and Polo Tournaments across Hawaii and the Continental U.S. until his final year. As a pioneering paniolo Freddy managed four different ranches on Maui and Hawaii Island. He was owner of FR Cattle Company operating in North Kohala, Waiono, Kukaiau Ranch, and Lalamilo. Freddy was also well-known as a World Class Sports Fishing Captain. He fished with Morton D. “Buster” May on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and in Cabo Blanco, Peru. As Owner and Captain on the “Malia” and the “Ihu Nui” in Kona, he had several International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) World Records. Including in the 1986 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT): a 1062 pound IGFA World Record on 50lb line for the Luna Niguel Team member, Gil Kraemer. He also captained two additional IGFA World Records with his first wife, Sally, and had a record for the youngest angler in the HIBT to catch a marlin – which was his daughter Morag who was twelve at the time. He also won the Golden Goddess with his daughter Bonnie as the angler. While he was fishing with his son, Mcgrew, they caught over 100 marlin per year in Kona which was also a record. On February 23, 2000 Freddy realized a victory for all citizens of Hawaii in his landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, “Rice vs. Cayetano”. The decision affirmed that, under the 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a state may not deny or abridge the right to vote on the account of race. Freddy Rice is survived by his children: F. Mcgrew Rice, Bonnie F. Rice, Morag R. Miranda, Sheena R. Golish, Lilah A. Ellis and hanai daughter, Sienna Rogers; his wife Gail Rice and first wife, Sally H. Rice; and his brother, Henry Rice. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roberts, Wendell B. 1954 HS ~ 23-Jul-2007
Rosen, William M. 1954 HS ~ 29-Aug-2008 born November 29, 1936 in El Paso, Texas to Oskar and Evelyn Rosen, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008. While growing up in El Paso, he attended Dudley, Mesita, El Paso High School, and then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1954. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. It was at OU where he met Elaine Cohen, whom he married in 1958. After graduating from college, he joined his father to run a retail business. Upon his retirement, he began substitute teaching primarily at Coronado High School, which he enjoyed very much. Bill was an active member of Temple Mt. Sinai, where he served as past President of the Temple and past President of the Men’s Club. He also served as Chairman of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Robbie. He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughter and son-in-law Donna and Mark Moore, daughter Sheila Rosen, and son Steven. A creative, fun-loving, and caring person, Bill will be fondly remembered by relatives and friends both near and far, with all of whom he took great pleasure to keep in touch.
Salley, Richard J. 1954 SC ~ 02-Oct-2009
Schilling, Harold H. 1954 JC
Schrimsher, Max L. 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 01-May-2018  85, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on May 1, 2018. He was born in Frederick, Oklahoma, on May 14, 1932. Max attended the New Mexico Military Institute, located in Roswell, New Mexico, on a football scholarship and graduated in 1954. The all-conference four year Bronco letterman also attained the rank of pf C/LTC and commanded the 1st Battalion. Named a distinguished Military Student, he was commissioned in Armor Branch upon graduation, and entered the service. Max was inducted in to the NMMI Hall of Fame in 1995. He especially enjoyed sharing stories from his time spent at NMMI and in the military. He married Eleanor Bassett of Roswell, New Mexico, in 1958. They were able to celebrate 60 years of marriage in February of this year. Also in 1958, he began working for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, a company he remained with until 1983. He rose from trainee for management, to the eventual Western Division Sales Manager, and was responsible for Goodyear’s sales and marketing in 24 western states. In 1983, he left Goodyear and co-founded the Phoenix based Western States Tire Company. He retired from the tire industry in the mid-1990’s after more than 35 years spent in an industry he truly loved. Max was proud of his military service, and his association with the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, the Mining AMIGOS, and the Arizona State University Sun Angel Foundation Board. He especially enjoyed supporting Sun Devil football and the student athletes at ASU. He was preceded in death by his parents Alonzo and Lillie; Brothers Cecil, Floyd, Fred and Ted; Sisters Irene, Doris, Camilla, Pauline, and Dolores; and beloved grandson T.J. Schrimsher. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Schrimsher; his son Russ, children Michael, Nicholas and Taylor; his son Tim (Justine), children Sheena Kowalski (Jeff), Patrick, and great granddaughter Harper Shay Kowalski; his daughter Tracy Tonn (Scott), children Jessica and Blake; his sister Bennie Davis (Harvey); brothers-in-law John Bassett (Nolana), and Ben Bassett: sisters-in-law Vera Schrimsher and Marjelaine Schrimsher, and many nieces and nephews. 
Schwartz, Marvin 1954 HS ~ 01-Jan-1980
Shaw, Rodney D. 1954 HS ~ 06-Oct-2010 Rodney Dwight Shaw was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Lubbock to the late James and Madge Shaw. He served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant. Rodney married the love of his life, Elizabeth Laverne Osborn, Sep. 5, 1958 in Lubbock. He served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church for many years. He later became a member of Westmont Christian Church. Rodney retired from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal after 52 years. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing, golf, and Fox news. He was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Billy Osbourn and Russell Osborn, and sister-in-law, Wanda M. Junior. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Laverne; son, Randall Shaw; grandsons, James Cleveland, Joshua Cleveland-Shaw and Caleb Cleveland-Shaw; great-grandsons, Paul and Jeremiah Cleveland; brothers-in-law, Jerry Osborn and wife, Wanda R., Jim Osborn and wife, Terry, and Mike Osborn; sisters-in-law, Kenelice Youngblood, Betty Baker and husband, Deryl, Barbara Thomas and husband, Jim, Wanda Osborn and Judy Osborn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shelton, Kenneth A. 1954 JC ~ 01-Aug-2018
Shumway, Kenneth D. 1954 HS ~ 12-Oct-2008  Kenneth 72, a native of Arizona, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2008. He is preceded in death by his son, Steven. He leaves behind his loving daughter, Debbie and two sons, Doug and Ron. Kenneth is also survived by the love of his life, Kiyoko, six grandchildren, Danny, Adam, Connor, Colton, and Abby and great grandchild, Mason, and brothers, Spencer, Donald, and Roger.
Skidmore, LTC John D., USA 1954 HS
Smith, Ronald E. 1954 JC ~ 01-Oct-1982
Sperry, Sam H. Jr. 1954 HS ~ age 81, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was born in San Angelo, TX, and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. Sam received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and his Masters from the University of Montana. He was a mathematician and Statistician, who worked many years for the State of Montana. Sam enjoyed fishing, reading and baseball. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hillard and Edna Sperry; and a daughter, Susan Sperry. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Joyce Beckes; his daughter, Elizabeth Sperry of Stevensville, MT; his step-children, Judy Beckes Talcott and husband Shameel, Blane Beckes and wife Valerie; step-grandchildren, Roushon Talcott, Travis Talcott, Andrea Womack, Tammy Svanda, all of Albuquerque, NM; his sister, Ann Dockal and husband Harvey of Evans, GA. Sam will be greatly missed by his loving family.

Stacy, James E. 1954 HS
Stouse, Pierre A. D., Jr. 1954 JC
Straughan, Jimmie J. 1954 JC ~ 20-Jan-2012 Civil Engineer, of Golden, Colorado passed away on January 20, 2012. He was born May 12, 1934 to Joe J. And Juanita C. Straughan. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marlene, two daughters, Lisa Hogan of Broomfield and Michele and husband Mitch Hovet of Wheat Ridge and 3 grandchildren, Cole Hovet, Heather Hogan, and Thea Hovet. He was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Colorado and the University of California, Berkeley. He retired from the National Park Service in 1995.
Taylor, Paul H., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 12-Aug-2015
Thorne, Warner E. 1954 HS ~ 13-Jun-2003
Tinnin, Sidney E. 1954 HS ~ 15-Dec-1996
Troxler, Dale W. 1954 JC
Veeck, William L., III 1954 HS ~ 28-Jan-1985
Vestal, Robert E. 1954 SC ~ 23-Aug-2010
Ward, George E. 1954 SC
Ware, Dr. Paul D. 1954 JC ~ 18-Feb-2014 80, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Funeral services are set for Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, with Dr. Steve Fowler of NorthPoint United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent’s Avenue. Paul was born in Haynesville, Louisiana, on January 5, 1934. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Centenary College and his Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in Psychiatry and Neurology. He was a member of the American Board of Psychiatrists and Neurologists, Shreveport Medical Society and was licensed in Louisiana, California and Wyoming. Paul practiced psychiatry and neurology for fifty years; he maintained a private practice for 45 years and retired after serving five years as LSUHSC-Shreveport Department of Psychiatry Chairman. Paul’s compassion and desire to help others was at the core of his being. He was profoundly optimistic and determined. Paul had incredible strength, remarkable courage and a generous heart. He had an innate ability to find the goodness in others and led many down a road of continued growth and discovery. Paul, above all, was a teacher. He shared his profound wisdom and was delighted when others could gain from his insight. As his dear friend and colleague, Taibi Kahler, Ph.D., recently shared with him, “You have touched the lives of thousands, and impacted the quality of generations.” Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Audie Pride Ware, his beloved daughter, Paula Denise Ware, and the mother of his children, Adele Ferguson Ware. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Lisa Harper Ware; son, Paul Dean Ware and partner, D. Paul Babin, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; daughter, Dana Ware Hornby and husband, Michael, of Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter, Danelle Ware of Shreveport; son, Paul Derek Ware, M.D. and wife, Alisha H. Ware, M.D. of Gulfport, Mississippi; grandchildren, David Hornby, Daniel Hornby, Adam Hornby, Allison Ware, Cecilia Catherine Ware, and Mac Ware; brothers-in-law, Mike Harper and wife, Whittney of Minden; David Harper and wife, Kathy of Shreveport; Pat Harper and wife, Trish of Sibley; Jeff Harper of Bastrop, Texas; sisters-in-law, Judy Harper of Longview, Texas and Monica Harper of Shreveport, and numerous nieces and nephews. Honoring Paul and his family as pallbearers are David Harper, Michael Harper M.D., Pat Harper, Kenny Loftin, Travis Phifer, M.D., Charles Powers, M.D., Dean Robinson, M.D. and Greg Walker. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Montclair Park, Bob Savory, M.D. and the team at Willis-Knighton Hospice, and special caregivers, Mark Jefferson III, VonEric McKee, Deassie Washington and Deborah White. A special thank you is also extended to the countless individuals who expressed kindness to Paul during his illness, particularly at Kayla’s Cafe in Coushatta.
Warren, Sherrill D. 1954 JC ~ 12-Mar-1998
Webb, George E., II 1954 HS ~ 27-Aug-2008
Wilson, Dr. Terril E., Ph.D. 1954 HS ~ 09-Feb-2013
Wilt, John D, 1954 HS ~ 02-Jan-2018 81, our wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Tucson, AZ on January 2nd, 2018, after a difficult battle with leukemia. John was born in Detroit, MI on November 1st, 1936 to Arthur and Lucy Lee (Dunn) Wilt Bailey. He grew up in New Mexico and was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Class of ’54. John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from New Mexico State University, Class of ’62, where he was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1962-64 and was stationed in Korea for 13 months where he performed the duties of Tactical Director and Surveillance and Entry Officer. After a year and a half in law school at the University of Arizona, he changed career and received his post-graduate degree from the New York Institute of Finance and the Alexander Hamilton Institute in NYC, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Lee Glover. They were married on March 16th, 1968. He spent his career as a stock broker and financial planner in Phoenix and Scottsdale, ultimately opening his own brokerage firm, Murray, Wilt, Bantit. John was a kind, gentle, loving, and very generous man who enjoyed travel, adventure, horses, golf, and loved spending time with family and friends. In 1946, at the age of 10, John was defeated by a girl in the New Mexico State Yo-Yo Championship she had 347 loop-the-loops to his 346. In the early 50’s, John taught ball room dancing up and down the west coast. In 2002 he wrote “Do I Need Help? What You Need to Know about What You Need to Know About…” a book about financial security and protecting your hard earned money. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Patricia; son Jonathan “Kristen”; daughters Athena, Wendy, Heather King, Summer ‘Pete” Pisciotta, and Alex; grandchildren Bronson, Jarred, Kaylee, Richard, Peter, Sam, Allison, and Jack; great grandchildren James and Jaxon. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Rodney King Wilt, and his step-father, Guy Bailey.
Windle, James Philip 1954 HS ~ 07-Sep-2003
Witham, Stuart A. 1954 JC ~ 27-Jul-2006
Wollard, Dr. Leo F., Jr. 1954 SC
Wood, Frederick J. 1954 JC ~ 30-Dec-2010
Wood, Samuel W. 1954 HS
Woodard, Thomas L. 1954 HS
Wooden, Curtis D. 1954 HS
Wylie, Charles G., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 03-Jun-2011
Zingery, Gordon W. 1954 HS


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Atwood, LTC John B., Jr., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 20-Mar-2014  passed away on March 20,2014, in Houston, Texas, after a prolonged illness. John was born November 4, 1931. John attended New Mexico Military Institute. He was a career officer, valiantly completing two tours in Vietnam. John served in many places throughout the world. John was Commander of Houston District Army Recruiting before military retirement in 1981. John is preceded in death by his sister Charlene and parents, J.B. and Winnona. John is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, children Melissa and John, stepdaughters Rebecca and Debra, multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Barnett, Richard Louis 1953 JC ~ 29-Apr-2014 Dick was born in Bakersfield, California to Marie (Clerou) and George H. Barnett on May 5, 1933. He was raised in Bakersfield and enjoyed all of the elements back in the day. Dick entered Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield and was a member of the first freshmen class to graduate. He then attended Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1956 he completed his education obtaining his Bachelors of Science Degree in Commerce from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. In 1961 Dick married his sweetheart and true love, Louise Marie Banducci. In his words, “I found the nicest girl in the world and then I married her”. He would say often that his greatest accomplishment is that Louise said, “Yes” to his proposal. Their love story together lasted 52 years and both felt blessed to live an idealistic life; Dick and Louise raised their three adored children in a close knit neighborhood of wonderful friends and created hundreds of precious memories to last a lifetime. Dick was a prominent and well-respected California real estate broker for over 45 years, including the brokerage of major farm and ranch transactions in the San Joaquin, Tehachapi and Antelope valleys of California. He was also a principal in several major housing, shopping center, industrial and hotel developments in California and Texas. Dick was known as a great conversationalist with a quick and humorous wit who made instant friends wherever he went. His favorite topics included his passion for his family, country, church, community and Notre Dame football. Always an advocate for others success, Dick relished in the support and accomplishments of others and was selfless in giving of his time and financial resources to those in need. An avid reader, Dick enjoyed history, biographies, spiritual writings and most recently his daily devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. As Dick said, “This is a terrific tool along the pathway to peace. Read it for two weeks and just watch your life transform”. Through his treatment for Cancer, Dick never lost his champion mindset and approached each day with his signature winning attitude and zest for life. He lived every day to the fullest, until it was his time to “ring the bell”. Dick was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Those who had the honor of knowing and loving him will miss him greatly. Dick was called home to continue his love affair with his wife, Louise who preceded him in death on April 6, 2014. He is survived by his brother George Barnett, Jr.; son Richard Barnett, Jr. and wife Patricia and their children, Ross and Amber; daughter, Catherine Brno and husband Christopher and their children, Steven and John; son Joe and wife Francie and their children, Megan, Dinah and Michael along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  “Truly, I say to you, this day you shall be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43.
Bartlett, Ronald A. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jan-1992
Beedle, Paul R., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 05-Mar-1953
Bilbo, Clarence Spence 1953 SC
Bowman, Jack W. 1953 HS
Bradshaw, Robert Randel 1953 HS ~ 14-Jan-2018 died Sunday, January 14, 2018. Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, with his wife Leslie Odil Bradshaw by his side. He was 81. Bob, known for his intelligence and acute, dry wit, was a self-described “Borger Boy,” having grown up in Borger, Texas, outside of Amarillo. There he became a Boy Scout, both literally and figuratively and, with the help of his father, developed a sense of ethics and integrity that served him personally and professionally throughout his life. Bob attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute, then Rice University for one year before deciding that “slide-rule life” was not for him. Friends convinced him that The University of Oklahoma was a lot more fun, so he transferred, joining Phi Delta Theta and ROTC. An inveterate storyteller, Bob often recounted how he became a lawyer quite by accident. He was leaving OU when he came across a recruiting table where he was promised a military deferment if he went to law school. He jumped at the chance and headed to Southern Methodist University (SMU) for his law degree. When he graduated in 1960, Bob joined the United States Air Force and became a JAG (Judge Advocate General). He was stationed outside of Chicago and, later, Ankara, Turkey. Bob enjoyed his military service and was grateful to Uncle Sam for providing extensive travel opportunities and the Officers Club. Bob practiced law in Amarillo and Dallas before joining his boyhood friend from Borger, Jon Coffee, in 1970 in a law firm that would later become Coffee, Goldston and Bradshaw. It was there that he met his future wife, Leslie, although their love story wouldn’t fully play out until some years later. Bob continued to practice law in Austin until he retired. An avid reader, Bob enjoyed learning about everything from history to philosophy. He was a gentleman and a gentle man who lived his life with style and grace, and whose kindness and quiet humor inspired joy and fun in those who knew him. He had a love for jazz, his wife, and his dog, Wolf, who no doubt awaited him as he crossed that proverbial bridge. Bob is survived by wife Leslie Odil Bradshaw, sister Marion Lucille “Bobbe” Wood, and nephew Robert Charles Berwick (both of Colorado), along with grand nephews and nieces Brian Robert Berwick, Jennifer Lynn Shepard, and Julie Ann Wagner. He is also survived by step-children Lisa Kocen and John Slimp and wife Tatyana, as well as numerous step grandchildren, all of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Marion Bradshaw and Edna Lucille Jones Bradshaw, and by his sister Elizabeth Bradshaw, of Borger, Texas.
Brandt, LTC Clarke M., USA (Ret) 1951 HS-1953 SC ~ 18-Mar-2014  was born on Sep 21, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His parents were Helen and Max Brandt. He lived in Southwestern Iowa in his early years. When his father was called to active duty in 1940, they moved from station to station for the next 9 years. Clarke graduated high school in Coronado, California in June of 1949. Four years later he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army on June 2, 1953. He spent the next 28 years in the Army which included tours in Alaska, Korea, Vietnam, and Germany. He was awarded the Combat Medical Badge during his Vietnam Tour. In 1972 he attended University of Northern Colorado to obtain his Masters Degree in Education. He retired from the active duty in May of 1981 at which time he was awarded the Legion of Merit. After his retirement, Clarke became a full time instructor at the education Center at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, where he worked until the Post Closed. Clarke is survived by his 4 sons; Kim Brandt and his wife Maxine, Greg Brandt and his wife Renae, Jan Brandt and Trish, and Dane Brandt and his wife Lynn. He is also survived by his 2 brothers Craig Brandt and his wife Jean, and Drew Brandt and his wife Sharon. He is preceded in Death by a son, Bret Brandt and a wife Vivian Brandt. Clarke has ten grand children and 18 great grandchildren. Clarke is also survived by his friend and ex-wife, Trish Young and her son Brett. Clarke was a wonderful father and is loved deeply. He has now entered into heaven to be with his heavenly Father.
Bray, Charles F., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 15-Feb-1997
Breckenridge, MAJ F. S., Jr., USMC (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 17-Feb-2006
Brown, LTG Charles W., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 15-Feb-2007 a true American Cowboy, who was born June 15, 1932, on a cattle ranch 10 miles SE of Rushville, Nebraska, passed quietly to an ever greener pasture, on February 15, 2007. Charles slipped peacefully away, surrounded by loved ones telling him how much he meant to them. From humble beginnings, Charles graduated in 1953, from one of only 7 four-year college programs at New Mexico Military Institute. Always saying that he was, waiting to see if something better came along, this humble man became known as one of the great leaders in the US Army, rising to the rank of Lt. General, retiring in 1990. He returned to the west he loved, in 1995, allowing him to be close enough to manage his beloved Brown Bros. Ranch, located in the Sandhill’s of Nebraska. In 1958, Charles married Sherry Church, the daughter of another career Army Officer. Son Stephan and daughter Christi were born in Lubbock, TX, where he taught ROTC and sponsored the 500 member rodeo team at Texas Tech University. In his career, he was stationed in multiple US locations, France, Germany Viet Nam and Korea. The move to Colorado was the 29th move in 37 years for Sherry and Charles. His last assignments were in the Pentagon, dealing with Middle East Policy. He was happiest in command of troops, but was regarded as a brilliant logistician. At the end of his career, he was respected in the Middle East among the Israeli as well as the Arab leaders. He could walk with cowboys and kings and be equally at home. As a Brigadier General in Germany, he participated alongside his troops in Rodeo, USA. After an absence from rodeo, of 20 years, he proudly roped a calf in his personal record time of eight seconds, at age 48, to his troops delight. The photograph of this accomplishment was displayed on the front page the Stars and Stripes newspaper, under the caption of “The Cowboy General”. Although he served in the military for 37 years, in combat in Viet Nam and the Dominican Republic – receiving the Bronze Star with Valor, Legion of Merit (twice) and the Distinguished Service Medal- he was proudest of his pioneer heritage. His grandparents helped settled the Nebraska Territories. His parents ingrained integrity into him, making him the honorable head of his own family, who adored him. Charles is survived by his adoring wife and children, beloved daughter-in-law, Terri; and three precious grandchildren, Heather, Lauren and Austin, whom he adored. He is also survived by an enormous cavalcade of friends, throughout the country and the world, who take comfort in the vast array of memories and stories about “Good Old Charlie Brown”.
Brown, Peter S. 1953 HS
Brown, Robert B. 1953 HS
Brown, Robert S. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jan-2000
Burkholder, Lee H. 1953 HS ~ 18-Apr-2007 71, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. He was a resident of El Paso since 1957. Mr. Burkholder graduated from UT Austin in 1957 and was a member of the Elks local chapter POE – 187, Texas Society of CPA’s, AICPA, New Mexico Society of Accountants, National Society of Accountants, and Texas Facetors. He was also a life member of New Mexico Military Institute Class of 1953. Lee was a CPA in public practice since 1962. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter G. and Annie Lee Burkholder. Lee is survived by his loving wife, Alleen L. Burkholder, son, Walter David Burkholder 1977 HS-1983 JC of Orlando, FL, daughters, Pamela Montague and husband, Steve of Albuquerque, NM, and Linda Krebs and husband, Matthew of Plano, TX, grandchildren, David Montague, Rebecca Montague, Amanda Krebs, Melinda Krebs, Allison Krebs and Kristen Alleen Krebs. He is also survived by his sister, Bessie Lou Steenman and husband, Larry of San Antonio, TX.
Callahan, J. Patrick 1953 HS ~ 18-May-2003
Carpenter, LtCol Donald R., USMC (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 05-Aug-1995
Cash, Jr., George H. 1953 JC ~ 13-Nov-2014  83, retired flight inspector for Beech Aircraft, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, in Kremmling, CO. Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Cash; parents, George & Francis Cash. He is survived by his son, Michael S. Cash of Winter Park, CO. In his spare time, George enjoyed gun and knife collecting, movies, classic cars and trains. He was a good father and husband. He will be missed greatly.
Catledge, James W. 1953 HS ~ 01-Apr-1985
Chappelear, Louis 1953 SC
Childers, Dallas, Jr. 1953 JC ~ 17-Aug-1998
Christie, James W., III 1953 HS ~ 24-Aug-2004
Clarkson, Thomas A., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 23-Aug-2005
Collingwood, G. Wheat 1953 HS ~ 11-Oct-2016 If Wealth Is Defined By Being Surrounded By Loving Friends And Devoted Family After A Long And Rich Life, Then Wheat Died A Very Rich Man. Wheat Defined Himself By His Relationships – His Relationship With God, His Loving Wife Of 46 Years, His Daughter And Granddaughters, And Every Person He Met (All Of Whom He Regarded As Friends).Wheat Was Born In Wichita, Kansas To Margaret Shannon Collingwood And Greyson Haslett Collingwood, And He Was The Youngest Sibling To Martha Bay (Black) And Otis Collingwood. Ornery From A Young Age, Wheat Became Infamous For Using His Sister’S Pearl Neckless As Ammunition For His B.B. Gun, Putting Sand In His Teacher’S Car’S Gas Tank, Putting A Snake In His Teacher’S Desk, And Other Mischief. It Was No Wonder That His Father Sent Him To The New Mexico Military Institute For High School.After Graduating From NMMI, Wheat Enrolled In The University Of Oklahoma, Joined Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, And Majored In Fraternity Studies. Attending Occasional Business Classes, Wheat Relished College Life, Making Life-Long Friends And Enjoying A Fanatical Devotion To Ou Football.After College, Wheat Returned To Wichita And Went Into Office And Industrial Equipment Sales, Eventually Starting His Own Business, Collingwood Office Systems, Where He Was Repeatedly Nationally Recognized For Sales And Service To His Customers. In 1958, Wheat Met His Nephew’S Kindergarten Teacher, Sally Carolyn Rice. Wheat Knew Immediately That Sally Was Out Of His League, So He Married Her On August 6, 1960, At His Earliest Opportunity.Wheat’S And Sally’S Only Child, Julie Anne (Blumenthal), Was Born In 1965. Wheat And Sally Raised Julie In Wichita. Never Has A Family Of Three Been Filled With So Much Love For Each Other. Their Warm Home Was Always Open For Pool Parties, Chili Dinners, Youth Group Activities, And New Year’S Day Football Games (Shown On Three Televisions At The Same Time).His Beloved Bride Passed Away In 2007. Mourning Her Loss Took A Toll On Wheat, But His Deep Christian Faith Kept Him Focused On His Family And Friends. In 2013, Wheat Moved To Prairie Village, Kansas To Be Closer To Julie And Her Husband, Michael Blumenthal, And His Granddaughters, Sarah Bay And Kate Grace. He Spent The Remainder Of His Life Doting On Julie, Sarah Bay, And Kate Grace, And Enjoying The Companionship Of His Friend, Dotty Watson.A Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, And Companion, Wheat Always Took Interest In His Family, Listening Intently To Their Stories And Attending Their School Programs And Athletic Events. Wheat Was A Lover Of All Things Chocolate, Bud Light Over Ice, Ou Football, Jayhawks Basketball, And The Kansas City Royals.Kind, Gentle, And Funny, Wheat Was Loved By All.
Converse, Landree M. 1953 HS
Cook, J. Donald, Jr. 1953 JC ~ 25-Jan-1980
Cope, Mack Ladon “Tex” 1953 JC ~18-Aug-2016 age 84 died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his home in McAlester. Tex was born on February 3, 1932 in Haileyville, Oklahoma, to Clarence and Cora Belle (McMurtrey) Cope. He married Bobbie A. Richardson on November 7, 1959 in McAlester. He played high school and college football and enjoyed watching sports. He was a rancher and refereed basketball games and umpired baseball games for area schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church in McAlester. Survivors include a wife, Bobbie Cope, two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherri Faulconer and husband Ronnie, Connie Dobbs; grandchildren and spouses, Rachel West, Michael Hohenstreet, Marty West, Bryan Gray Dobbs and wife, Ariel, Hillary Kendrick and husband David, Austin Dobbs; great-grandchildren, Christopher Dobbs and Willow Kendrick He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Cowan, James H. 1953 JC ~ 30-Aug-2005
Cresto, Bert P. 1953 JC
Curtis, Ernest M. 1953 SC
Daniels, Dr. Jon L. 1953 JC ~ 11-Apr-2011 77, retired Army dentist and community volunteer, died Monday in Las Cruces. Husband of 54 years to Phyllis M. Daniels of Las Cruces and father to Ray Daniels of Chicago and Brock Daniels (wife, Karla Conditt Daniels) of Augusta, GA. Grandfather of Megan, Jim, Knox & Grace. Jon was born in El Paso and raised in Cloudcroft where his parents, Ray & Margaret Daniels, were prominent citizens. He spent much of his youth in the outdoors, developing a life-long passion for fishing, hunting and trap shooting. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell for high school (Class of 1951) and junior college (1953) before attending Loyola University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He had a private dental practice in Alamogordo, NM from 1960-1964 before returning to pursue his career in the Army. That career took him from California to Washington DC and many points in between and included a tour in Vietnam (1967-68). While in the Army, he earned a master’s degree in hospital administration and specialization in prosthodontics. He rose to the rank of Colonel and commanded the dental activity of Fort Riley, Kansas from 1980-83. He retired from the Army at Fort Bliss in 1985 and had a private practice in prosthodontics for several years. He enjoyed woodworking and built attractive furniture for the beautiful home that he and Phyllis created. He also built the baptismal font and other projects for First Presbyterian Church where they were both long-time members and he was an Elder. In retirement, the couple enjoyed travel via RV, attending Elder Hostels and visiting family and friends across the country as well as trips to international destinations such as Australia. Jon was a member of Rotary Club of Las Cruces and had participated in various chapters around the country since he first joined in Alamogordo in 1960. He enjoyed flying and had navigated the skies of southern New Mexico as a private pilot into his 60s. After his mother and aunt suffered with Alzheimer’s disease, he became active in support and fund raising activities and served for a period on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association. In recent years, he volunteered at the Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces and was active in the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the New Mexico Military Institute alumni association.
Davis, LTC Carol Dale, USA (Ret) 1953 JC ~ 01-Dec-2016
Davis, James H. 1953 HS ~ 03-Dec-2011
Decherd, Milton E., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 03-Jun-2005
Dentler, Paul J. 1953 SC ~ 24-Oct-2003
Dewson, Dr. James H., III 1953 JC ~ 06-Aug-1999
Dickerson, James M. 1953 JC ~ 30-Dec-2006  45, went to be with the Lord, December 17, 2006. He was the first born in his family, and was a loving joy to them all. He was best known for his humor and his devotion to his family and friends. Every moment Mike spent with his son, Will, was his happiest, and he often told him that. Mike was a graduate of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. He was a draftsman, project manager, and had owned his own business, West End Drafting. He is survived by his wife, Donna; and his most precious gift from God, his son, James William Dickerson. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Clyde Jordan; father and stepmother, Jim and Jean Dickerson; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Gene Robertson and Mary and Jeff Stimpson; nephews and nieces, Heather Smith, Brad Robertson, Reeve, Hailey, Jesse and Riley Stimpson. Mike had many friends, among the closest were Chris, Dan, Mike, Tim, Ben and Brian. They grieve with us for the loss of Mike in our lives, but rejoice with the knowledge that he is at peace in God’s care.
Donnelly, Alvah C. 1953 HS
Easterling, Dr. Ross E. 1953 JC ~ 09-Jan-2001
Echols, Hugh T., Sr. 1953 HS ~ 29-Nov-2007 passed away November 29, 2007. Hugh was born December 18, 1934 in Houston, TX. He was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Houston, and South Texas College of Law. Hugh enjoyed going hunting with his sons and friends. He is survived by his sons, Hugh T. Echols, Jr. 1987 JC and David B. Echols; granddaughter, Haley Echols
Elliott, LTC James W., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 28-Sep-2001
Fabian, Jr., John P. 1953 HS ~ 05-Apr-2018  The Legendary Fisherman and Movie Producer, John Paul Fabian, Jr., has passed peacefully away on April 5th, 2018, he was 83 years old. John was born in Chico, California on October 21, 1935 to Dr. John P. Fabian, Sr., and Elsie Fabian. He attended High School at New Mexico Military Institute and went to college at the University of Colorado, California at Berkeley, & graduated with his BS & BA from the University of Oregon. John left a wake, not only on every river in the Northwest and beyond, but upon everyone’s heart who was fortunate enough to know him. He will be well remembered for his abundant creativity, profound story-telling abilities, his smooth and commanding voice, and witty sense of humor. John caught many Big Fish: Known best as a Fly Fisherman, John held two World “Fly Casting” Records: One for Striped Bass (Umpqua River), and the other a 150 lb. Tarpon near Homosassa, Florida. His local records included a 33.6 lb. Mackinaw from Odell Lake, and a 25.8 lb. Winter Steelhead from the Siuslaw River (still a record for that river). His other big catches include: a 47 lb. Spring Chinook, a 55 lb. Fall Chinook, a 22 lb. Winter Steelhead from the Umpqua. He also landed many Striped Marlin & Sailfish at the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Blue Marlin, Kona, Hawaii & Black Marlin off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. John is a member of the Scientific Anglers Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. John’s film producing career; J.F. Productions, Inc., began in 1963 with his first film “To Catch a Fish”. For the next 30 years he produced 100s of films from TV commercials to feature films. He received many awards for his various films which were mostly edited in Eugene, OR, and finished in Hollywood, CA. From 1963-1973 he produced several more movies along the theme of Fishing. In 1973 he produced an environmental film: “Dammed Forever” discussing the impact dams had on the fisheries along the Columbia River. It was narrated by Bing Crosby, & received many awards, including the “National Teddy Award” (named after “Teddy” Roosevelt and considered the nation’s most prestigious environmental film award). He went on to produce two feature films: “Sasquatch, The Legend of Bigfoot” (1975) and “Buffalo Rider” (1976) which both have cult followings to this day. From 1979-1982, he produced the TV series “Western Outdoorsman” and “Sports Afield”. He also created a 3M video series for Instructional Fly Fishing. 1991-1994, John hosted ESPN’s “World of Big Game Fishing”, which took place in Baja, Mexico; Hawaii, and Alaska. He also produced Recruiting films for the University of Oregon, including their Football Program (under Coach Rich Brooks) and the U of O Basketball Program (under coach Jim Haney). Anne Fabian, John’s beloved wife of 43 years, accompanied him on many of his adventures, and often produced the sound recording for his films. She also helped in advertising and distribution of the films. John also penned the book: “Fishing for Beginners”, published by Anthem Books. John spent his final 20+ year’s bird hunting & River Guiding fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead on local Oregon rivers. He taught 100s of people to fly cast. You could often find John on the McKenzie with one of his black labs Angel, & later Abby. John will not be missed by the Fish or the Ducks! John survived two of his children: Lori Wesley & Brian Fabian. He also survived his brother Nick Fabian. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne H. Fabian, his siblings; Mike Fabian and Jacque Brown, and his other two sons; Scott Fabian, and John Fabian, III. Plus four grandchildren: Stephanie Fay, James Stover, Brook Fabian & Chris Fabian, & Jack and Alex Fabian. Great-grands: Kevin Fay, Noah Fay, Perry Fay, Jaxon Stover & Aspen Stover. Three step-children: Doug Lyons, Katy Lyons & Burns Lyons & their children: Melissa Lyons, Claire Lyons, Alexandra Rains, Mackenzie Beaumont (along with great grandson Odin Beaumont), Emily Lyons, Samantha Lyons, and Michael Lyons.His final words to us all…..”Now, I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me, so put me on a boat headed out to sea. Please send along my shotgun and my fishing pole, for I’ve been invited to the fishing hole……if others wonder why I’m missin’, just tell ’em, I’ve gone fishin’.
Farrand, David Dreyer 1951 JC-1953 SC ~ 21-Nov-2017
Fellabaum, John N. 1953 SC
Field, Julian M., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 02-Mar-2004
Fields, Edward J. “Ed” 1953 JC ~ 24-Aug-2015 passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the age of 82. He was raised in Roswell, New Mexico. His family owned The Model, a local men’s clothing store. He graduated from Roswell High School and New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He served two years as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. He worked as a computer scientist at White Sands Missile Range and retired after 25 years. He also taught computer programing at NMSU. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Boehms Fields, sons Edward James Fields Jr. (Kim), David Randle Fields, his daughter Janette Fields Boone (Jamey), his sisters Jeannie Barnes (Bob), Fran Layman, his brothers Spencer Fields Beth), Larry Fields (Judy), Chuck Fields (Carolyn) and his pride and joy, his five grandchildren Craig Boone, Alyssa Boone, Cameron Boone, Edward James Fields III and Thomas Fields. He was a loving husband, father, Papa and brother. He will be greatly missed. Ed had a great sense of humor and enjoyed golf, reading and his computers.
Fitch, Walter O. “Tito” III 1953 JC  ~ 22-Sep-2017 On October 17, 1933, Walter Oren “Tito” Fitch, III was born in Houston Texas to Walter Oren and Betty Spence Fitch. On September 22, 2017, Tito drew his last breath in New Braunfels, Texas and was taken from us after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.Tito grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas, attended New Mexico Military Institute where he was a distinguished military student. He then went on to complete his education at the University of Texas .He served his country in the military for a short period of time after graduating from school and then went into the Insurance business in Dallas. Eventually he headed back to Eagle Pass to become the business partner at the Style Shop where he worked until he retired.Tito was the true meaning of a gentle man. He was loved by his family, adored by his friends and respected by his colleagues. His love for God was obvious because of the way he lived his life helping others. He leaves behind his loving brother Hollis Fitch and his wife Candace, many cousins nieces and nephews.
Fowler, Kenneth D. 1953 JC
Fry, Herbert C. “Poppy” 1953 JC ~ 22-Jul-2009  75, loving husband, father and grandfather, is free at last. He passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Poppy was born Nov. 11, 1933, to Joe Delwin and Emilyn Fry in Brookston, in his great-grandmother’s house. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, and Texas Tech University in Lubbock. On Nov. 7, 1958, he married the love of his life, his blonde No. 1, Sandra Kay Cooper, in Dallas. On March 26, 1962, they had their only child, Shelly Kay, his blonde No. 2. Poppy spent his entire work career in the wholesale and retail electronics and appliance industry, before retiring in San Antonio in 1995. He was a true man of his word. His colleagues used to say, “His handshake means more than a contract.” Poppy loved his family and loved to travel. As Poppy would say, ‘This too shall pass.’ He was preceded in death by his brother, J.D. Fry, Jr., 1948 HS. Survivors: Loving wife of 50 years, Kay; daughter, Shelly and husband, Bob Christenson; grandsons, Cody Farrow and Eric Christenson; granddaughters, Alexandra and Lillian Christenson; and niece and nephew, J.D. and Patti Fry.
Giinther, Charles W., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 18-Jun-2007
Glover, John G. 1953 JC
Gober, J. Lafayette, Jr. 1953 JC
Goff, Jerry L. 1953 HS ~ 22-Jul-2004
Grisolano, Anthony V. 1953 HS ~ 17-Aug-2011  (May 24, 1934 – Aug. 17, 2011) Tony Grisolano, 77, of Kirtland, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. Tony was born May 24, 1934, in Gallup, to John and Viola Grisolano. In 1953, Tony began working for El Paso Natural Gas Company where he was loyal and dedicated for 40 years before retiring in 1992. After retiring, Tony worked for San Juan College from 1994 to 2006, where his passion for golf led to working at the Riverview Golf Course for 10 years, as well as instructing gas compression courses for the School of Energy. Most recently Tony enjoyed owning and operating Tony’s Treasures in Flora Vista. Tony was a father to six children; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind his wife, Becky; sons and daughters, Rick and Carol Grisolano, Kim and Max Hadley, Butch Grisolano and girlfriend, Beci Juckes, Didi and Adrian Estrada, Bridgette and Dallas dewees, Brandy and Paul Jacobson; and grandchildren, Dustin Grisolano, Rami Gillory, Jennelle Lastater, Jeff Grisolano, AJ Estrada, Daniel Estrada, Kaleb Slack, Bodee Dewees, Chloee Dewees, Nathan Jacobson and Julie Jacobson.
Guilliams, Jess M. 1953 JC ~ 08-Sep-2000
Hairston, Thomas N. 1953 JC ~ 05-Mar-1953
Halbert, John B. 1953 JC ~ 26-Jul-1990
Hall, Laurance R. 1953 HS ~ 23-Jun-2005
Hamner, Walter S. 1953 HS ~ 01-Feb-1969
Hanawald, LTC Len M., USA 1953 HS  Vietnam-Killed in action while apprehending a prisoner of war in Quang Tri on 3 September 1969.
Harmon, Alan R. 1953 JC
Harper, O. Samuel, III 1953 JC
Hartin, LTC John E., USA (Ret) 1953 JC ~ 25-May-2014 , 82, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. John was born March 6, 1932, in Alice to Joseph Eskridge and Audrey Faye Rountree Hartin. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. John married Susan Ann Mayfield on March 13, 1954. She preceded him in death in 1988. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in petroleum geology in 1956. He was a Lieutenant in the Army for a short period of time. John worked as a geologist and manager in the oil field for IMCO Services in West Texas. He and his family moved to Holland in 1968 to set up IMCO’s North Sea operations. In 1973, they moved to Amarillo and John owned his own geology consulting firm. Survivors include two sons, John E. Hartin and wife Vicki of Pampa, and Bruce Hartin of Fort Worth; a daughter, Melanie McKinney and husband Terry of Canyon; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Haslam, Dr. Gilbert E., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 15-Jun-1983
Henderson, William H. 1953 JC ~ 03-Jul-2016 83 of Aurora, passed away on July 3, 2016. He was born in Gainesville Texas, April 15, 1933 and graduated from North Texas State University in 1954 as a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. Bill served in the U.S. Army right after the Korean War and moved to Denver in 1960 working the oil industry. In late sixties, he began working in the bio-medical field where he received numerous awards including his company’s “Man of the Year Award” in 1973. Bill’s favorite past times were spending time with his children and grandchildren, playing golf, barbequing (a true master), and cheering on his beloved Denver Broncos to three World Championships. He is preceded in death by his parents, William E. (Bill) and Eula Henderson, his brother Norbert and his son Keith. He is survived by his wife Emily of 47 years, son Kelly Henderson (CAPT, USN, ret) (Monica), daughter Holly Van Meter (Guy), grandchildren Candace and Kyle Young, Zeb (Capt, USAF) (Leesa) and Jeremiah Henderson (LTJG, USN) (Laura), Nina and Stasi Van Meter, great grandson Preston Young, brother-in-law Dr. Lewis House (Carol), nephews Eric, Spencer (Shelly) and Ryan House (Katherine), and his beloved kitty Baxter Murphy.
Hickman, Philip R. 1953 HS ~ 01-Mar-1979
Hicks, Billy D. 1953 JC ~ 06-Dec-2008 Born 1933, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Bulverde after a battle with cancer. Bill graduated Snyder High School in 1951; was a Korean Conflict Veteran; he graduated Sul Ross University in 1957 as Class President and Yell Leader; was former President of the Sul Ross Ex-Students Association. He was the former Ector County Auditor for over 30 years; former Ector County Commissioner; former President of the Texas Association of County Auditors; former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Texas County and District Retirement System; was instrumental in creating the Ector County Employees Credit Union and its scholarship programs. Editor and Publisher of the Information Guide on County Government with statewide distribution and monthly updates, additionally he published the Purchasing Manual for Ector County and Internal Auditing Procedures. Odessa Civic Leader: ‘Father’ of the Permian Basin Fair and Exposition; former Chuck Wagon Gang Boss and awarded the Wagon Master Award; former Rotary Club President; former Director, Treasurer, Boss of the Year and Outstanding Young Man for the Odessa Jaycees; a private pilot himself and founder of the Southwest Air Fair and Expo; President of the Texas Chili Society and a great lover of chili; supporter of the Bracken Christian School and was the Chair of the Audit Committee for the Bulverde Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Patsi, his son Billy Jr. And wife Debi; and daughter Kaycee; step-children: Tina, Jenny and her family, Jon and his family, Jerri and her family; sisters and brother Betty and her family; Graydon and his family; Hazel and her family, Geannie and her family; as well as his extended family and many friends and loved ones.
Holden, John D. 1951 JC-1953 SC ~ 06-Jan-2018  (Sept. 30, 1930 – Jan. 6, 2018)  Beloved and loyal father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, husband, businessman and friend. Life-long Kansas City resident, Part-timer in Rocky Mountain National Park, Competitive Tennis Player, Golfer, Photographer, Antique Car Buff, Historian with favorite subjects General Douglas MacArthur and Abraham Lincoln. A quiet, mild-mannered gentleman with a great sense of humor. Hail and Farewell! John attended Bryant School and graduated from Southwest High School. After receiving his Bachelor degree from New Mexico Military Institute, he worked alongside his father, Harry (Pard) Holden and brother George Holden in running a family-owned business, H.R. Williams Mill Supply Company, founded by his uncle in 1905. The company grew to be widely respected in the industry in the U.S. and abroad, and was sold to a Swiss company, Sefar Ltd. In 1993. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Richter Holden, daughters and son in-laws, Susan Holden Walsh and Robert Walsh, Karen Holden Young and Peter Young, grandchildren, Kristina and Peter Young, sister-in-law Carolyn Harbordt Holden, nephews Chuck Holden, Tom Holden and wife Lorie, grandnieces Mae and Grace Holden, niece Dale Harbordt Davis and nephew Kurt Harbordt. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Harriett Holden, his aunt Mary McClure, and brother, George W. Holden.
Holland, Robert G. 1953 HS ~ 28-Apr-2015
Hooker, Jack Curtis 1953 HS ~ 20-Dec-1997
Hughes, John E., Jr. 1953 JC
Hughey, Norman D. 1953 HS ~ 17-Jun-1994
Hunt, Virgil D., Jr. 1953 JC
Ingham, Frank 1953 HS ~ 22-May-1992
Jay, Don M. 1953 JC
Jelosek, Ronald L. 1953 HS ~ 15-Jun-2008 Our father, Ronald Lee Jelosek left this world, peacefully, surrounded by love, on Sunday, June 15, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on February 19, 1935, to Mary and John Jelosek. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He lived in Colorado for many years before moving to Norman, Oklahoma, where he built Thunderbird Imports and Park on Main. He married Gae Von Thompson on October 1, 1991 and still referred to her as his “bride”. Late in his life, he continued to work hard, refusing to retire, enjoying his customers and friends. He was a man who was constantly in motion and constantly giving to others. If his life can be measured by the people who called him their friend, then he was wealthy indeed. While we could speak to his commitment to his community, the awards he won or the great work that he did in his lifetime, nothing was more important to him than family and friends.He is survived by his children: Sons, Michael Jelosek and wife Lou Ann, Jon Jelosek and wife Lynda, all of Longmont, Colorado, Matthew Jelosek of Glendale, Arizona; daughters, Jennifer Twist and husband Patrick, Jan Jelosek, all of Colorado Springs, and Kassie Jelosek of Glendale, Arizona; two stepsons, Jay Thompson and wife Sabrina of Bavaria, Germany and Josh Thompson of Norman, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, and seven grandsons, all who believed that there was no better father or grandfather on this earth. The family would like to thank each and every person who provided Ron, Gae, and their families with love and support these past three weeks and for all the years of friendship. We too were surrounded in love. Their love was eternal, as is ours for him. We love you Dad, and we will miss you.
Kable, Philip H. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jan-1986
Katzendorn, Ray K. 1953 JC ~ 01-Sep-1983
Kelly, Allison A. 1953 HS ~ 02-Jul-2017 born November 10, 1935, passed peacefully on to a life of eternity with our Father God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and a multitude of friends and family on the morning of July 2, 2017, at the age of 81. Allison was the epitome of a cheerful but quiet giver. His giving and always helpful spirit for others was most often seen only through his tracks, as his life was lived with a giving purpose although never seeking the credit, many times helping those that too often go unnoticed. His family was his pride and joy throughout his life. In his early years, he grew learning the value of hard work on the family ranch. After attending Bristow Public Schools, he then transferred to and graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He then attended the University of Oklahoma, and thereafter transferred to Oklahoma State University from which he earned a business administration degree. Impaired eyesight prohibited his ability to serve in the military, although he was a steadfast patriot. During his college years he developed a love for flying, participating in the OU Flying Club through which he became a licensed pilot. He also possessed a love for music, and was active in theatre intermittently throughout his life. He had a passion for attending musicals, ballets, and an overall love for theatrical arts. He had a love for gardening, flowers, a good cigar, good food and drink, and was an exceptional cook with an ever discerning palate. Among all of the many foods that he enjoyed, he was renowned for his love of fresh Oklahoma peaches which he shared with people throughout the State. Following college, Allison began his career as a sales representative for a wholesale food company out of Bristow. Thereafter, with family interest in banking, he transitioned to serve as a federal bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for approximately 12 years, based primarily in the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. Following that service, he was then engaged to serve as President of Citizens State Bank from 1970 to 2005, continuing as Chairman of the Board to the date of his passing. He also served as a Director for SpiritBank for a number of years. It was evident that Allison had a real love and respect for all of his bank family. In 1959, he met Norvella Agee, who he later married in 1962. Together they have four children; Matthew, Trevor, Sara and Tabitha. They have 10 grandchildren. Matthew, married to Janna, has Amethyst, Ayden, and Avery. Trevor, married to Kendra, has McKenleigh and Carson. Sara, married to Dower Combs, has Tyler. Tabitha, married to Paul Cornell, has Joshua, Andrew, Rachel, and Caleb. Allison and Norvella lived in Okemah for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by a multitude of family members including parents Albert and Dorcas Kelly, brothers Albert, Tracy, and Levan, as well as wife Norvella who passed away in 2011. He is survived by his brother William Royce Kelly 1959 HS, and wife Julie, of Tulsa, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Allison was known for his robust beard, that began as part of a beard growing Chamber of Commerce fundraising event in the 1960’s in the Bristow Western Heritage Days festival. He had a keen sensitivity for others, and was unabashed in exhibiting emotion throughout his life. His ability to deliver a story with a punchline, without your seeing it coming, was beyond reproach. He always loved a well told joke. In spite of restricted mobility due to back injuries, he remained active by mentoring others throughout the community, teaching many including his children the value of hard work with an always expanding “to do” list. In the category of one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, he persistently rescued and stored discarded items that were then made available for others use in their time of need. Consistently throughout his professional and personal life, Allison, with the support of his family, was involved in community, church, and civic endeavors. He exemplified the Rotary motto of “service above self”, without even being a Rotarian. Although a private person, Allison was a unique individual with exacting analytic abilities. He was a man of eclectic interest, lover of life and family, a man of integrity, mentor for many, lifelong learner, and observer of nature.
King, Warren R. 1953 HS ~ 25-Apr-2002
Kipp, Rex, Jr. 1953 HS ~ 23-Oct-2010  76, a longtime Hidalgo and Luna County resident, passed away at his residence on October 23, 2010. He was born in Lordsburg, NM, on December 4, 1933 to Rex and Mary Dee (Muir) Kipp. Rex was a retired rancher and businessman. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Carol, and four children; Justin and wife Amy, children, Brock, Tyke and Chance Kipp of Lordsburg, NM; Rexann and husband Tim, children, Kelsi, Kacie, and Tyler Leary, of Ft Davis, TX; Lezlie and husband Joe Ziegenfuss, children, Mikael, Ashley and great-granddaughter Jasmine Johnson of Las Cruces, NM; Craig and wife Susie, children Gatlin, Adam, Lacey and Austin Cole, of Lordsburg, NM. Brothers; John of Las Cruces NM, William and wife Gayle of Santa Teresa, NM. Brother-in-law Phil and wife Bobbie Woolford, of T or C, NM., long time, devoted friend Dick Poe of El Paso, TX., numerous nieces, nephews and friends. After graduating from Lordsburg High School, Rex joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. After serving in the Army he attended NMSU and UTEP. He returned to Lordsburg to assume the operation of the Muir Ranch which was started by his grandfather the late John T. Muir and his wife Emma in 1882. Rex served one term in the New Mexico House of Representatives, as one of its youngest members, thus following in the footsteps of both his grandfather John T. Muir and his father Rex Kipp, Sr. Rex was proud of the fact that he was a third generation rancher and loved being out in the country. He also cleared and developed many acres of farm land. He served on the board of directors of several New Mexico banks. He owned and operated the E.J. Short Company for many years. After retiring from the ranching business, passing it on to the fourth generation, he and his wife Carol moved to Deming where they have resided for the last twenty-six years. Rex became a pilot as a teenager and enjoyed a lifetime of flying, golfing and skiing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lordsburg and the Masonic Lodge. Rex will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kirk, William F. 1953 JC
Ladd, Earl M., Jr. 1953 SC
Lama, Tony E., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 07-Dec-2012 (August 31, 1931 – December 7, 2012) Tony Edward Lama, Jr. was born in El Paso, Texas, on August 31, 1931. Tony graduated from El Paso High School in 1950, where he was an All District football player. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM in 1950 and 1951 and graduated from Texas Western College in 1954. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. Tony was a natural in the boot business and under his leadership Tony Lama boots became a world renowned name. His custom boots were worn by many U.S. presidents and celebrities. Tony served on numerous boards and was civically active in El Paso throughout his life, receiving numerous honors including the Sun Country Section PGA Amateur of the Year Award, Humanitarian of the Year Award from national Jewish Hospital and Research Center, and recognition awards from the National Shrine Hospitals for crippled and burned children. His life was inspirational and touched many. He is survived by his wife Patricia Lama, Melissa Lama, Catherine and Craig Hyatt, Steven and Molly Lama, Stuart and Dannah Meyers, Mark and Dori Fenenbock, and Dawn Keim. Tony had an unfailing sense of humor and ongoing optimism that will be missed by all those whose life is made richer by knowing him.
Lee, James L., Jr. 1953 SC ~ 26-Jun-2005
Leisy, LtCol Robert R., USMC (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 28-Mar-2014  passed away March 28, 2014 at the age of 82. His journey began in the small town of Peter Miguel in the Panama Canal Zone, where he grew up with his two brothers Henry Joe “Hank” and Ralph Leisy. He was the son of Henry Theodore Leisy from Wisner, Nebraska and Etta Viola Long from Jicarilla, New Mexico. The Panama Canal Zone always had a special place in his heart, as he fondly remembered the mischief his brothers and he managed to create in the jungle. He graduated from Balboa High School in 1949, and always enjoyed attending their reunions. In an unfortunate coincidence, he lost his brother Hank suddenly on February 20 th of this year. In 1949, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and graduated in 1953, receiving a commission in the Marine Corps as a Second Lt. Bob was to serve his country as a Marine for 26 years, including 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Combat “V”, Air Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, The Presidential Unit Citation with three stars, and flew over 640 Combat Air Missions. His other active duty included membership on the Joint Chiefs of Staff panel on Navigation and as chairman played a key role in the early implementation of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as well as 5 years as executive officer at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at Cherry Point, NC. In 1979 he retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of Lt. Col. His flying skills once qualified him for an invitation to fly with the Blue Angels, but he declined the honor because he felt the travel would take him away from his family too often. With his first wife Ellen Telfer, Bob had two sons Colin and Roy, who live in North Carolina, and a daughter Zoetta from California. In 1973 he married Delores Vernelson and they would have celebrated their 41 th anniversary this year. After living in New Bern North Carolina and Virginia, he moved to Key West, FL in 1986 with his wife Delores, and lived there for 19 years. He was involved in boating with the Key West Power Squadron, and remained active in veteran organizations, including acting as former Beam Man of the Key West Hangar of Quiet Birdmen, Past Commander of the Retired Officers Association of Key West, and Marshall of the Key West Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. He had a lifelong passion for fishing, sports and boating, loved telling stories and naughty jokes, and enjoyed his retirement years travelling the world with his wife Delores. He is survived by Delores; brother Ralph (Rita) Leisy; his children Colin (Susan) Leisy, Roy Leisy and Zoe (Alex) Romanoff; grandchildren Amanda (Ashley) Porter, Elaine and Brittany Leisy; and great granddaughter Julie.
Leonard, Timothy T. 1953 JC ~ 30-May-2007 72, of Eagle Pass, Texas passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 at his pecan farm in Eagle Pass. Tim was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on October 4, 1934 to Harry and Mabel Leonard. Raised in Roswell, he attended junior high and high school at the Arizona School for Boys, and junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He was actively involved in competitive polo at both schools, and was a member of the Arizona Junior State Championship team in 1950. He continued his education at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Houston, where he studied geology. On August 20, 1955, Tim married Patricia Anne McMillan of Dallas, Texas. They resided briefly in Dallas before moving to Roswell, New Mexico. Five children were born to that marriage. In 1958, the Leonard brothers acquired an Angus cattle ranch just outside Eagle Pass, Texas. Tim moved the family to the ranch and managed the business until its sale in 1965. During the 1960’s Tim perused his interest in competitive polo, becoming actively involved in high goal professional polo. In 1966, his four man team won the prestigious National 20 Goal Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1969, he purchased a pecan farm south of Eagle Pass on the Rio Grande River, beginning a lifelong passion for pecan farming. He built a successful pecan farming enterprise, and contributed his time and talent to the Maverick County Water Control District where he served on the Board of Directors from 1986 to 1998. Here he was instrumental in initiating the policies governing the measurement and allocation of water among the members of the water district. He served as Chairman of the Board of the water district from 1986-1992. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pecan Growers Association from 1992-1994.Tim was preceded in death by his parents and Brother Patrick J. Leonard. He is survived by his former wife, Patricia, of San Antonio; son Shannon and wife Jane of El Indio; son Kevin and wife jolynn of Midland; son Kyle and wife Leah of Eagle Pass; son Patrick and wife Janet of San Antonio; daughter Molly Azopardi and husband Tommy of Wimberly; brother Joe and wife Jody of Roswell, New Mexico; four grandchildren; an extended family of nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces. The Leonard family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to his constant companion for the last several years, Mary Isabel Harper of Eagle Pass, and to the wonderful staff at both the M.D Anderson Cancer Center and the Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International in Houston.
Lerude, Robert E. 1953 HS ~ 01-Aug-2003
Lodewick, Dr. Richard B. 1951 HS-1953 JC ~ 01-Apr-2015  was born to Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Lodewick in Roswell, New Mexico, on July 12, 1933. He attended Roswell Public Schools through the eighth grade. As a ninth grader he entered New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated from high school and junior college. While at NMMI he was awarded the honor of Distinguished Military Student. After graduating from junior college, he attended the University of Wyoming where he belonged to Sigma Nu fraternity and where he graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science with a concentration in petroleum geology. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army for two years, he entered the University of New Mexico, where he received his Master of Science degree; afterwards, he received his PhD from the University of Arizona, again concentrating in petroleum geology. He worked for Homestake Mining Company, Core Laboratories, and Oryx Petroleum Co., and taught geology at Midland Junior College and the University of Arizona. Dick was deeply loved by friends and family and will be sorely missed. At the time of his death he was living in Placitas, N.M. with Clydean, his devoted wife whom he adored. He is survived by Clydean; his children, Steven Ballard Lodewick and Mary Lee Schimmel and her husband Mark; a brother, John W. Lodewick and his wife Julie; and a sister, Laura Patricia Lodewick.
Loskamp, Alvin N. 1953 HS ~ 19-Sep-2003
Louchheim, Jerome H., III 1953 HS ~ 12-Jan-1999
Maloof, John G., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 26-May-2001
McBee, Michael A. 1953 SC ~ 13-Mar-2012 Michael Allan mcbee was born on 29 April, 1932, to Mary Louise Delaney and William Dimmitt mcbee in Dallas, Texas. He passed away 13 March, 2012, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family and clergy. Mike graduated high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, then attended Notre Dame for one year before returning to the institute. He was a 1953 Senior College Graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute where he was an outstanding scholar athlete and cadet, achieving the rank of Cadet Major. He was 1st class President, Salutatorian, the winner of the Samuel M. Goodwin Saber Award and according to the ’53 Bronco Yearbook, his fellow cadets will “all remember him as outstanding in everything he undertook”. He played football, was a standout swimmer, diver and tumbler and was on both the boxing and golf teams. Upon graduation from NMMI he was commissioned an officer in the United States Army. 1st Lieutenant McBee served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and a tank commander with the 2nd Armored Division. While at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina with the 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 714th Tank Battalion, his unit, “B” Company, was the Division Honor Company for three months in a row, a record unequaled up to that time. Upon leaving Bragg, he was stationed in Germany with the 82nd Reconnaissance Battalion. After separating from the service, he joined the family drilling company, the M. J. Delaney Co. And began his career in the oil field drilling wells on the Oakwood and Butler salt domes in East Texas. His industry achievements were acknowledged by his induction into the All-American Wildcatters, an organization that recognizes those who search for petroleum “beyond that of the average oil and gas finder”, at the organization’s annual meeting at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California in February of 1971. He was a Founding Director of the First National Bank of Park Cities, acquired by BOK Financial Corporation in 1997, predecessor institution to Bank of Texas, N.A. On 1 November, 1958, Mike married the former Evaline “Tina” Griffiths Weichsel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member and past President of Brook Hollow Golf Club, The Dallas Petroleum Club, The Dallas Wildcat Committee, as well as a former member of the Coon Creek Club and a member of the Rainbo Club, both in Henderson County, Texas. He was also a member of The Idlewild Club and Terpsichorean Club. Mike will always be remembered for his kindness, consideration, generous spirit and ready smile. Mike is survived by his wife, Tina McBee; sister, Ann McBee Buell; sons, Allan Weichsel McBee 1977 HS and his wife, Lynn; Michael Allan McBee, Jr. And his wife, Carolyn; and Robert Weichsel mcbee; granddaughter, Delaney Compton McBee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
McDougal, H. A. 1953 SC ~ 10-Sep-2009 78, of Brazoria, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Brazosport Regional Health System surrounded by his family. He was born November 14, 1930, in Lubbock, Texas, to Porter and Docia (Curry) mcdougal and served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Blanche (Eads) mcdougal of Brazoria; son, Robert S. Mcdougal of Lake Jackson; daughters, Rayna Diane mcdougal of Houston, Debra Lea Buchanan and husband, Roy, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Martha Scheibel and husband, Jason, of Needville; stepson, Robert Charles Hosack and wife, Vicki, of Katy; stepdaughter, Karen Hosack New and husband, Gerry, of Lake Jackson; sister, Elizabeth Davis of Clovis, New Mexico; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parent, and his brother, Lee McDougal. 
McKee, Byron D., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 08-Jun-2000
McNabb, Lawrence M. 1953 JC
Miller, Jimmie L. 1953 HS ~ 12-Oct-1999
Moffett, William A. 1951 HS-1953 JC ~ 27-Apr-2014 age 80, surrounded by his family and dogs, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Fe, NM on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Bill was born in Washington, DC, on April 6th, 1934 to Janet and George Moffett. Bill spent his early years in California and New Mexico. Bill graduated high school in 1951 from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and then attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Bill worked for Exxon Oil Company for over 30 years where he was an executive. Bill worked overseas in Venezuela, Australia, England, Columbia and Indonesia. Bill retired from Exxon in 1987 and returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bill will best be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and friend. In particular, Bill was passionate about giving back to the Santa Fe community. For over 25 years, Bill was active in many charities including the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, SCORE, the United Way of Santa Fe and New Vista. Bill was devoted to helping others throughout his life. Bill is survived by his wife Janet Moffett, daughter Janet Dressel of Santa Fe, his son Mitch Moffett of Golden, CO, and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Morrison, Bruce F. 1953 HS
Musil, Louis F. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jun-1976
Norman, Johnny N. 1953 JC
O’Keefe, Michael 1953 HS ~ 28-Mar-2010 74, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, died March 28, 2010. Born April 25, 1935, in New York, NY.
Pahk, Joel M. 1953 HS ~ 13-Apr-2010  76, of Honolulu, died April 13, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from SERVCO Forklift & Industrial Equipment; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughter, Amy Wong; brothers, Daniel and Isaac; two grandchildren.
Parnell, Sidney A. 1953 JC ~ 21-May-2015 passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Sid was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Canadian to Garrett C. Parnell and Ophelia McAfee Parnell. He attended school in Canadian and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951. He was a 1953 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute Junior College. He was a 1953 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute Junior College. In later years he was an active participant in the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Trail Ride. Sid cherished those times with many lifetime friends. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea. He married Janet Forgey on June 30, 1957 in Canadian, TX. Sid was a rancher from 1963 to present. He was a member and past deacon of First Presbyterian Church. Sid was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Texas Farm Bureau. He was very proud of his grandchildren and their education from Texas Tech University. Jay received his degree in Petroleum Engineering and Kristin received her PhD in Educational Psychology. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kim Parnell on November 30, 2012; two brothers, G.C. and Ben Parnell and one sister, Betty Jo Jamison.
Plummer, Samuel L. 1953 JC
Poe, Richard Curtis “Dick” 1953 HS ~ 16-May-2015 81, comforted by his family and friends, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16. Dick Poe was born April 7, 1934, in El Paso and was a proud lifelong resident. He attended Dudley Elementary, New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from El Paso High School. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from Texas Western University (now UTEP), with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After college, Dick jumped right into the family business – automotive dealerships, which started with the A.B Poe Motor Company in 1928. Known for his unforgettable commercials and famous “Hi Folks, I’m Dick Poe” tagline, Dick expanded the Dick Poe Family of Dealerships to include: Dick Poe Chrysler-Jeep, Dick Poe Dodge-Ram and Dick Poe Toyota-Scion. He served on numerous boards over the years, to include State National Bank, Coronado Bank, Sandia Savings & Loan, and Mesa Airlines. He also owned Evergreen Cemeteries and several properties in the El Paso Area. His businesses now employ more than 400 El Pasoans. Dick Poe was an icon in the automotive industry and El Paso. A quiet philanthropist who shunned the limelight where charitable giving is concerned, his support included UTEP and the UTEP Athletics Department and The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce among many others. He was a member of various civic organizations to include the Masonic Lodge, El Maida Shrine and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. A man with few hobbies, except golf in his early years, Dick preferred to work hard, spend time with his employees and family and, when time permitted, he loved going to his cabin in Ruidoso. Dick Poe was preceded in death by his parents, A.B Poe II and Virginia “Meno” Poe, and his brother, Alton “Tito” Poe III. He is survived by his sister Claudia (Poe) Barry, his sons Richard C. Poe, II 1987 HS and Troy Stephen Poe. He is also survived by nieces and nephews including, Alton B. Poe IV, Richard Hopper, Faith Poe, Charity Poe-Rakes and Kellie Monticelli. Grand-nieces and nephews include Kameron Harris, Madison Poe, Rebecca Johnston, Jason and Blake Rakes. The family would like to thank all of those special people who touched his life in so many ways: To Jimmy Rogers Jr., his life-long friend since childhood, to Jim Paul and his amazing staff at Hospice El Paso for their compassion and support, to Dr. Branch Craige and Santa Fe Home Healthcare for their excellent care and the many special caregivers and support staff who worked so hard to help the family make his last days so comfortable. And to all his employees, who were like family to him and special to him in so many ways.
Prestridge, Max R., Jr. 1953 HS
Pundt, Donald J. 1953 HS ~ 16-May-2015 80, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. Mr. Pundt was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Lovington, NM, to Joseph and Coral White Pundt. He was a teacher at Baten Unit in Pampa for Grace of God Prison Ministry. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Pundt; two daughters, Sharon Smith of Borger and Mary West of Pampa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Reid, Charles W. 1953 HS ~ 05-Oct-2001
Rheiner, Dan J., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 01-May-1993
Ross, Harold A. 1953 HS
Rossman, David B. 1953 HS ~ 27-Jun-1992
Russell, James H., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 30-Dec-2000
Samples, Darryl E. 1953 HS
Schwalm, Jack H. 1953 JC ~ 15-Apr-2011 age 78, a resident of Belen, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was born in Clovis, to the late Henry and Ada Sullivan-Schwalm. Jack was also preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Hethcoat Schwalm. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and United Transportation Union. He retired in 1994 after 41 years of outstanding service as a Conductor with the Santa Fe Railroad. Jack also proudly served his country in the US Army. Jack was an avid hunter and an amateur pointing dog trainer. He was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. Jack spent his retirement traveling in his RV and chasin` grandkids. He loved his family and will be missed dearly. Jack is survived by his wife, Madeline Cross Schwalm; daughters, Denise Durbin and husband, Richard and Dorinda Brite; son, Harvey Myrle Schwalm and wife, Jeanie; three grandsons, Jason and Ethan Durbin and Dustin Brite; three granddaughters, Carissa and Emily Schwalm and Kristine Brite and his buddy, Sin Dee. He is also survived by many other family members and a host of friends.
Sclavenitis, James Plato 1953 HS
Sechrist, John S. 1953 SC ~ 10-Aug-2012 Age 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, August 10, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; his son, Gary J. Sechrist and fiance Carla; grandchildren, David E Sechrist, Ryan G. Sechrist and wife Linda Gonzalez, Jeffrey J. Sechrist, Cyrus A. Sechrist, Jacob R. Sechrist, and Kourtney A. Kimbrel. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Inez, David Jr., Eve, Joshua, Jimmy, Ryanna, Aliyah, Isaiah and Julie; many other family and friends. Mr. Sechrist was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Gladys Sechrist, and his daughter, Deborah A Kimbrel. He served our country in the United States Army and in the Army Reserve. He has been a faithful member of St Paul’s United Methodist Church since 1974. Mr. Sechrist retired from Mountain Bell after 31 years, worked with H & R Block for 13 years, was on the board for First Financial as Treasurer and was a counselor at SCORE. He also belonged to Defined Fitness where he worked out with the Water Rats. John was loved by those who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Shook, James G. 1953 HS ~ 20-Mar-2012  of Las Cruces, NM passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Mesilla Valley Hospice after battling Parkinson’s disease. Jim was born on February 11, 1935 in Grand Junction, CO, the son of the late H. Benjamin Shook and Dorothy G. Shook. He graduated from high school in 1953 from New Mexico Military Institute. He then attended NMSU for two years and then transferred and graduated from Oklahoma University. He was a member of the SAE fraternity and maintained close ties with his fraternity brothers throughout his life. Afterwards he served his country proudly in the US Army and US Army Reserves as a Captain. After leaving the Army, he joined his father Ben at Shook Tire Company in Las Cruces, NM, where he owned and operated the business until his retirement in 2003. He was active in the National Tire Dealers Association and served as President in 1999. Jim was also a very active member of his local community. He served as a Board member of Western Bank, past President of the Sunrise Lions Club, a lifetime Mason, and upon retirement as a volunteer with BLM. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and was an accomplished artist in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He loved photography, hiking, river rafting and golfing. He traveled extensively and enjoyed trying new cuisine. He enjoyed a glass of wine in his back yard and was constantly vexed by the doves that also shared his sanctuary. An ardent reader, Jim was well versed in news, politics and history and enjoyed discussing his views with his coffee group. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth. He is survived by his devoted children, son Jimmy Shook and his wife Salina of Edmond, OK and daughter Susan Hettinga and her husband Mark of Las Cruces, NM. He is also survived by his five cherished grandchildren, Ben, Will and Alex Shook and Justin and Brandon Hettinga; and his brother Sonny Shook and sister Lisa Pugh both of Dallas, TX.
Shuttles, William E., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 27-Dec-1999
Slaton, John O. 1953 JC ~ 19-Jul-2013
Smith, Bill J. 1953 SC
Snell, Richard M. 1953 HS ~ 18-Apr-2006
Stephenson, Bill K. 1953 HS ~ 24-Nov-2009 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on February 25, 1935 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Kelley and Ann (King) Stephenson. He is survived by his wife, Veda Stephenson of Carrizozo, New Mexico; son, Mitch Colwell and his wife Audrey of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Stacy Hendricks and her husband Mark of Carrizozo, New Mexico, Tawn Hill of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Survivors also include grandchildren, Jesse Hill, K.C. Hendricks, Tessa Hendricks, Megan Colwell and Christine Colwell; and his sister, Patty Zumwalt and her husband Tommy.
Stone, Edwin A., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 08-Jan-2005
Talley, LTC John D., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 11-Mar-2013 age 82, left us to join his beloved wife, Nancy on Monday, March 11, 2013. He will be buried beside his wife in Quantico, Virginia. John was born in Fort Worth, Texas and has lived in Brevard since the early 1980’s. John was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Career Army Officer, Senior Army aviator; served two tours in Vietnam, and retired from the Army after serving in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics – Headquarters – Department of the Army. For his service, Colonel Talley earned the Legion of Merit Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters. John had six sisters, two brothers, two sons, and one granddaughter; along with their families and many lifetime friends. He will be missed.”
Taylor, Charles M. “Chick”, Jr. 1953 JC ~ 29-Aug-2009  Chick Taylor, Jr., 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Lubbock Heart Hospital, Lubbock, TX. Charles M. “Chick” Taylor, Jr., was born June 27, 1933, in Clovis, NM to Chick and Pearl Taylor. Being raised in Clovis, Chick, Jr., attended the Clovis Schools. His sophomore year in high school was spent at Wentworth Military Academy and his junior and senior years and first year of college were at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Chick studied aeronautical engineering at Northrop, served in the U.S. Army, Far East command, was a graduate of army fire fighters Corp of Engineering and was a station chief in Japan during the Korean Conflict. Upon return to the States, he graduated from U.S. Army Officers Candidate School at Fort Sill, OK. As a guided missile and artillery officer, he continued service in the New Mexico National Guard. He attended ENMU, obtaining a BS in Business and Economics. Chick worked in the family business of Chick Taylor Printing and was active in community affairs. He was a charter member of The United Way, was secretary/treasurer of The Clovis Rotary Club, and was President of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. He served three terms, 12 years, as Mayor of Clovis and was a Past President of the New Mexico Municipal League. His fraternal activities include being a member of Clovis Masonic Lodge #40, A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shriners and Jesters. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge and Past President of The Clovis Men’s Bible Class. He was a member of The First Church of The Nazarene. He married Scotty Hutcheson December 27, 1954, in Clovis. She survives him along with three daughters, Pamela Magness and her husband James of Arlington, TX, Lori Chadwick and her husband Ray of Grand Prairie, TX and Micki Hanes and husband Jeff of Bedford, TX. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Morgan Chadwick, Hilliary Eenkhoorn and her husband Mike, Ashlie Austin and James Austin; his brother-in-law, George Hutcheson of Clovis and three nieces, Terry Osborne, Julie Miller and Cindy Banister. Chick was preceded by his mother Pearl, his father Chick, Sr. and one sister, Charlene Wallace.
Taylor, Elton Z., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 01-Sep-2007
Terry, Robert S. 1953 SC ~ 09-Jun-2014 82, of Roswell, New Mexico, who passed away on June 9, 2014. There will be a come and go reception for anyone wishing to see the family at Pepper’s Bar and Grill on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Sudan Kid Bob was born on July 17, 1931, in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Sudan, Texas. He was married to Betti, and on June 3rd they celebrated 61 years of marriage. She survives him at the family home. He is survived by a daughter Sally, grand-daughter Jodi, grand-son-in-law and grand-daughter, Josh and Shannon and great grand-daughter Dillon. He is also survived by his brother Bill and sister-in-law Drew; niece: Druann and husband Barry and their 2 daughters; niece: Allison and husband Jim and their son. 
Thomas, Kerwin B. 1953 HS ~ 26-May-2008
Tillman, Lewis E. 1953 SC ~ 10-Jul-2015 went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday July 10, 2015. Ed was born in Tularosa, New Mexico on September 12, 1931. He attended school in Tularosa and at the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served the nation as an Armor officer in Germany and later attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, earning the rank of Captain while in the Army Reserves. Ed Tillman worked as government contractor and accountant with the Western Insurance Agency. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 59 years, his son Martin and wife, Sharon, of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eric David and Gladys Oxley Tillman, his brothers David and John Tillman, sister Mary Rose Thompson, nephew Michael and niece Sharon Tillman Henry, and nephew Harry Thompson along with his aunt Catherin and uncle Ed Sanders. Ed will be sadly missed by all who knew him and especially his family.
Uhli, Herman H., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 05-Dec-1999
Walker, COL James F., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 10-Oct-2011  (April 19, 1929 – October 10, 2011) After suffering a debilitating illness Colonel James Walker went to be with His Lord on October 10, 2011. He last resided in Air Force Village II in San Antonio, Texas. James was born to Arthur and Helen Walker on April 19, 1929 in El Paso, Texas. He attended California Military Academy (1944-1945), Boise High School (1946-1949), and New Mexico Military Institute (1949-1953). James served with the US Army Medical Corps from 1953-1986. He was a solo helicopter pilot during the Korean Conflict as well as a veteran of the Vietnam War. Colonel Walker was a highly decorated officer who devoted his life to serving his country. James retired to Ephrata, Washington in 1985 where he enjoyed his retirement hunting and fishing and being with his family and friends. He was a very lovable, gentle, and kind-hearted person with a great sense of humor and compassion for everyone around him. He is survived by his wife Ruth; his children James Jr., Glenn, Thomas, Jules, and Kirstie; his brother John; and his grandchildren Shawna Marie, Dora, and Amanda.
Waters, Lawrence A. 1953 HS ~ 15-Jul-1988
Webb, Laurence M. 1953 JC ~ 09-Sep-2003
Weeman, P. Burt 1951 HS-1953 JC ~ 31-Mar-2018 was welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 31, 2018, after faithfully serving Him for 85 years. Born in Fort Worth on July 15, 1932, Burt attended Arlington Heights High School, New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Christian University. He was founder and president of General Brick Sales Co. Inc, which he built and guided with hard work and integrity. He was a founding member of Christ Chapel Bible Church. Burt was a man of deep faith. His love was for Jesus, his family, and friends. He led others with a generous and compassionate heart, both with and without words. Burt believed the promise of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Survivors: Wife, Carol Wayman Weeman; daughters, Susan (Mark) Presley, Ann (Bobby) Cooper, and Carol Rea Weeman; a sister, Charlotte (Sam) Clammer; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members, all of whom he dearly loved.
White, Charles C. 1953 SC ~ 11-Nov-2005
Wilburn, Joe A. 1953 JC ~ 23-Dec-2008  75, food salesman, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
Williamson, George H. S. 1953 JC
Wixon, Curtis J. 1953 JC ~ 20-Jan-2006
Woodard, Donald G. 1953 HS
Woody, Larry L. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jun-1984
Yaple, Richard L. 1953 JC


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Adams, Robert H. 1952 HS ~ 11-Sep-2006
Alford, Jesse B., Jr. 1952 HS
Allen, Joe Raymon Potsy, Jr. 1952 HS
Arrington, William L. 1952 HS ~ 11-Nov-2016 was born in Fort Worth on January 26, 1933 and died on November 11, 2016 at the age of 83 years. The services will be a celebration of life at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 727 West Browning Avenue in Pampa on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Rector The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey and Rev. Mark Lang will be officiating. His body was cremated and a part of his ashes will be inurned in the columbarium in St. Matthews. The rest of Bill’s ashes will be spread on his beloved Rocking Chair Ranche. Bill attended New Mexico Military Institute where he was an exceptional athlete. He graduated in the spring of 1952. On October 24th, 1997 he was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame at Roswell, New Mexico. After high school Bill had an athletic scholarship at the University of Oklahoma and pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He qualified for the Olympics and was sent to the Coliseum in Los Angeles. On December 27th, 1955 Bill married the love of his life, Margareta “Greta” Miller at Saint Matthews Episcopal Church. Bill was commissioned as Second Lieutenant Infantry in the United States Army. After college, he was hired by the Cabot Corporation as a Landman trainee in the oil and gas division in Pampa, Texas. After active duty, he transferred his commission to the National Guard and was promoted to Captain and commanded Company “B” of the 142nd Infantry of the 36th division in Pampa. After Bill finished his eight year obligation, he continued to work for Cabot as a Landman and finished his certification of becoming a Certified Petroleum Landman. After nearly nine years, Bill left Cabot to form his own oil and gas company. Bill was the owner of Rocking Chair Ranche, which maintains a commercial crossbred cow herd and a farming operation raising wheat, milo, corn and alfalfa. He was a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and served as an honorary Director. He was Chairman of the Board of Gray County Title Company, Inc. Arrington was a Certified Professional Landman; a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Oklahoma City Petroleum Landmen Association, as well as the Amarillo and Midland associations. He was a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was currently serving on the Executive Committee, was a Chairman of the Nominating Committee and was a member of the Compensation Committee. Bill was past vestry member and senior warden of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, past member and past president of the Pampa Independent School District School Board, being elected for two three year terms, past member of the board of directors of the Pampa Club and the Pampa Country Club, having served as president on both boards. Bill and Greta had two children, William M. “Buck” Arrington and wife Alexia of White Deer, and Melanie and husband Flavious Smith of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, William Lake Arrington II and wife Emily of Pampa, Elizabeth and husband Tyler Holland of Canyon, Hulsey Smith and Peyton Smith, both of Fort Worth; four great grandchildren, Evelyn Grace and William Lake “Tripp” Arrington III and Margareta Aston and George Warner Holland. He was also survived by his twin brother George W. Arrington 1952 HS of Canadian, Texas. Bill was preceded in death by his parents French and Ollie Arrington; his sister, Ann Arrington Webb; sister in law Jane Arrington; and his wife, Margareta Miller Arrington.
Barrett, Charles B. 1952 HS ~ 15-Mar-2001
Bartheld, Dr. Robert L. 1952 JC ~ 15-Jun-2015 age 82, of McAlester, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home in McAlester. Dr. Bartheld practiced general dentistry in McAlester for over 45 years before retiring. Bob was a man of commitment and a leader of his community and profession, serving in many civic and professional capacities through the years. He is survived by 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Judge Thomas McCann Bartheld of McAlester, Col. (Ret.) William Edward Bartheld, USANG, and wife Susan of Haymarket, VA, Joseph Lyle Bartheld of McAlester; 1 daughter, Elizabeth Lee Bartheld of Washington, DC; 8 grandchildren, Mac Bartheld and wife Ashley, Jacqueline Reynolds and husband Levi, Benjamin Bartheld, Miranda Bartheld, Rachel Bartheld, Rebecca Bartheld, Keaton Bartheld and Kooper Bartheld; 5 great grandchildren, Camryn, Kaine, Bentley, Suttyn and Daxton; 1 sister, Mrs. Barbara Bartheld Smith of Tulsa; a sister-in-law, Virginia Fitter and husband Pat of Edmond; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Karla Peppers and Les Williams; and Bob’s devoted staff, including Patty Turner, Sue Marchant and Donna Lewis; and his (man’s) best friend, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Patricia.
Beedle, David H. 1952 HS ~ 02-Apr-2006
Bogle, J. Peter 1952 HS
Bonney, Robert E. 1952 JC ~ 27-Aug-1996
Boyd, Joe Don 1952 HS ~ 09-Mar-2006
Bradley, Thomas A. 1952 JC ~ 06-Jan-2016 83, passed on January 6, 2016, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Tom was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Wichita Falls Senior High then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in 1950. He completed four years ROTC at NMMI. Tom served in the U.S. Army 8th Infantry Division Signal Corps for two years and six years in the inactive reserve. In 1957, he graduated from Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Tom worked as a petroleum geologist until 1960. He then joined the effort to construct the Atlas F Missile Complex near Altus, Oklahoma as Site Engineer, and then the Titan II Missile Complex in Central Arkansas where he was Cost Engineer. Tom continued a career in construction management and became a consultant to contractors and law firms until his retirement in 2001. After “9/11”, Tom was asked by the contractor, J.A. Jones, to inspect and report on the construction and administrative aspects of the new U.S. Embassies being built in Tanzania and Kenya to replace those destroyed by terrorists in 1998. Tom served on the panel of neutral arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He was active in the Wichita chapter of the US TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support Organization. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn, and his son, Craig Bradley, now of Lake Mary, Florida. When asked what lessons he had learned in life, Tom answered, “read the contract.”
Branum, C. A. 1952 JC ~ 27-Dec-2005
Bray, William A. 1952 HS
Briscoe, LTC Gerald A., (Ret) 1952 JC ~ 01-Nov-1987
Byrd, Cornelius Zane 1952 JC ~ 16-Jun-1995
Chavez, George P. 1952 JC ~ 15-May-1989
Churchill, Stanley W. 1952 JC ~ 31-Dec-2017 86, of Temple, Texas, died December 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born September 24, 1931, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Alton and Mildred Green Churchill. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.  He later received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts and Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. On December 5, 1958, he married Martha Jo Vaughan “Jody”. He served in the United States Air Force during the 1950s.  He was the Dean of Vocational & Technical Education at Temple College from 1966 until his retirement in 1988.  Post-retirement, he continued to work another 29 years as the Facilities Manager for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. He is survived by the love of his life, Jody Churchill, his wife of 59 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Terre and Randy Williams, of Phoenix, Arizona; his daughter and son-in-law, Kindra & John Warren, of Corpus Christi, Texas; his grandson and wife, Brandon & Janelle Loew and great-granddaughter, Raelynn Loew.
Coke, Robert K., III 1952 JC
Coll, Max Welton, II 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 27-Mar-2014  Husband Father Legislator River Rafter Artist Lawyer Hiker Bird Watcher Santa Fe Living Treasure HE LOVED Politics Reading Murder Mysteries Good Food Dogs New Mexico Politics Sudoku Puzzles Fixing Things Poker Woodworking Politics Bolo Ties Cooking Movies Wildlife Politics Hardware Stores Gadgets Wild Places Gardening Politics HE DISLIKED Wearing Ties Pretentious People Wars Corruption Fancy Cars Shopping Big Cities He is survived by his Wife Catherine Joyce-Coll, Son Max W. Coll III (Tres), Daughter Melanie De Temple, Step-Children Lisa Wilkens, Brannigan Draic, Gillian Joyce, Brothers Charles Coll & Jon Coll and various grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dogs Rory, Keeley, Zizi, Ming, LiAn and Cockatoo Sophia.
Collins, David L. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 17-Dec-2017 was born February 15, 1932 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Arthur and Evelyn (Tessier) Collins. Married Ada “Cook” Reed on November 24, 1967 in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Collins passed away on September 28, 2012. He graduated from El Paso High School then attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso and obtained a degree in geology. Mr. Collins served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 in the tank division in Germany. Owned Tesco in Abilene with his brother Arthur “Art” Collins. He and Ada were well known for their beautiful Christmas display that hundreds of families enjoyed as they drove through their half circle driveway at 925 Sayles Blvd. Mr. Collins enjoyed handing out candy to the children as they visited the display. Hundreds of animated dolls were donated to Abilene State Supported Living Center. These animated dolls are in Quanna’s Winter Wonder Land a part of Christmas Lane so children can continue this Christmas joy for many years to come. David Collins is survived by daughters, Sharon Smith and husband Jimmy of Abilene, Gayle Greer of Sweetwater, and son, Rickey Reed and Valinda Tatom of Old Hickory, Tennessee. A sister, Barbara Purser of Houston, a sister-in-law Abigail Collins of Abilene, seven grandchildren; Craig Campbell, Tina Cruz, Britt Smith, Brad Greer, Tracy Greer, Brian Reed, and April Reed and 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close and well-loved friends. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Arthur “Art” Collins, and a son-in-law, Terry Greer. was born February 15, 1932 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Arthur and Evelyn (Tessier) Collins. Married Ada “Cook” Reed on November 24, 1967 in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Collins passed away on September 28, 2012. He graduated from El Paso High School then attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso and obtained a degree in geology. Mr. Collins served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 in the tank division in Germany. Owned Tesco in Abilene with his brother Arthur “Art” Collins. He and Ada were well known for their beautiful Christmas display that hundreds of families enjoyed as they drove through their half circle driveway at 925 Sayles Blvd. Mr. Collins enjoyed handing out candy to the children as they visited the display. Hundreds of animated dolls were donated to Abilene State Supported Living Center. These animated dolls are in Quanna’s Winter Wonder Land a part of Christmas Lane so children can continue this Christmas joy for many years to come. David Collins is survived by daughters, Sharon Smith and husband Jimmy of Abilene, Gayle Greer of Sweetwater, and son, Rickey Reed and Valinda Tatom of Old Hickory, Tennessee. A sister, Barbara Purser of Houston, a sister-in-law Abigail Collins of Abilene, seven grandchildren; Craig Campbell, Tina Cruz, Britt Smith, Brad Greer, Tracy Greer, Brian Reed, and April Reed and 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close and well-loved friends. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Arthur “Art” Collins, and a son-in-law, Terry Greer.
Cotten, Jerry L. 1952 HS ~ 01-Aug-1984
Craig, J. Michael 1952 HS
Crain, John C., Jr. 1952 HS
Darden, Billy J. 1952 JC ~ 23-Dec-2011 age 85, passed on December 23, 2011. He was a professional baseball player for 13 years with a number of teams ending with the Mobile Bay Bears. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and 1 brother. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Elvie Darden, son, Steve Darden, daughter, Terri (Bill) Fassbender, grandchildren, Tracey (Albert) Robinson, Misty (Bob) Spahr, Tina (Ty) Bill, Ricky (Amy) Roberts, great grandchildren, Kelsey, Elizabeth, Rain, Rose, Mia, Lani and Hillel, nieces, nephews and friends.
Davis, Don M. 1952 HS
Davis, James W. Jim: 1945 HS-1952 JC ~ 08-Dec-2013 age 86, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at the Veteran’s Center in Claremore, Okla. Jim was born on July 13, 1927 to Robert and Beaulah (Fry) Davis in Roswell, N.M., where he was raised and graduated from high school. Following high school, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and then was later drafted in to the Army, where he served in Tokyo. After returning home, he continued his education at Texas Tech and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of New Mexico. On April 3, 1955 he married Imogene Sawvell in Joplin, Mo. The couple moved to the Grove area in 1959 and became ranchers. Jim was one of the first people in Delaware County to raise free range turkeys. He was Baptist in faith. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one son, William “Bill” Davis. He is survived by: his wife Imogene Davis of Grove, one son Michael Davis and raised one grandson, Michael Lee Roy Davis as a son, both of Grove two sisters: Jean Owens of Austin, Texas and Jayne Bower of Las Crusas, N.M., two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Davis, Stanley K. 1952 HS ~ 20-Mar-1998
DeMund, James P. 1952 JC
di Lorenzo, LTC David L., USA (Ret) 1946 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 21-Jun-2016 89, died June 21, 2016 in Colorado Springs. He was born on May 17, 1927 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He served 23 years in the U.S. Army . He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ginger, his children: Cathy, Nick, Maggie, and Leslie, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Dilley, Jr., Donald C. 1952 HS ~ 15-Nov-2017  of Pensacola was called home by his heavenly father November fifteenth two thousand and seventeen. Born in Dallas, Texas on May twenty-second nineteen thirty-four to Don and Carol Dilley.  Don attended Borger Texas High School, New Mexico Military Institute, Texas Tech University, and University of California Davis.  He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Gamma Mu Business Fraternity, MCC of the High Plains in Amarillo, Texas, and Holly Cross MCC in Pensacola, Florida. Don served three years on Active duty as an officer in the United States Navy, and then four years as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He attained permanent rank of Lieutenant. Don was a farmer in the Gruver, Texas area of the Texas panhandle from nineteen sixty-six until he retired in nineteen eighty-eight. In addition, he had various other business interests in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Florida. Don was a true “Renaissance Man”. He was a talented pianist, pilot, singer, and had a vast knowledge of business and finance. He had a special place in his heart for all animals. Don was kind, patient, generous, and fiercely loyal. He was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and dancing eyes. He will be so missed. Don was a true believer and loved his church. He loved and took great pride in singing in the choir at the Holy Cross MCC. We have lost one of the most beautiful people to have ever walked this earth.  Don is survived by his life partner of twenty wonderful years Alan D. Williams of Pensacola Florida.
Dinsmore, LTC Ellis Dudley, USAR (Ret) 1948 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 21-Nov-2011  82, Shawnee, KS, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO. Dudley was born Sept. 11, 1929, in El Paso, TX, to Andrew D. “Cub” and Laurene Dinsmore. Growing up he lived in numerous places around the state of New Mexico and spent most of his adult life in Las Cruces, NM. He married Rose Payne on July 28, 1958 and they were blessed with 53 wonderful years together. Dudley graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952 and entered active duty as an armor officer in the United States Army at Fort Knox, KY. After serving his country for 24 years in the United States Army Reserve, culminating as commander of the 383rd Quartermaster Battalion, 90th ARCOM, Dudley retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to his reserve duties, Dudley was a construction supervisor with Burn Construction Company in Las Cruces where he was employed for over 35 years. Dudley and his wife, Rosie, moved to the Kansas City area in 2000. He continued serving his community and country by supervising the building of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church and serving as an usher. One of Dudley’s greatest joys was serving at the International Loan Closet at Fort Leavenworth where he and his family served international officers, from over 90 countries, attending Army Command and General Staff College. Dudley was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He attended Harvest Bible Chapel of Kansas City where he served as a greeter. Dudley was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherri Hill on Oct. 11, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Rose F. Dinsmore; son-in-law, Donald Hill, Shawnee, KS; daughter, Cindy Goforth and husband, Kerry, Shawnee, KS; son, Ellis Dudley Dinsmore, Jr. And wife, Debbie, Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Donoghue, William T. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 19-Aug-2007 passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 after a long illness. Bill was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Houston, to the late Gerald Thomas Donoghue and Louise Huggins Donoghue. He was at home surrounded by family and loved ones who will continue to celebrate his life. As a respected pillar of the community, Bill served on a number of community boards and organizations, including the Victoria Fine Arts Association, the Regional Museum Association, the Victoria Symphony, the 100 Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. The Gerald T. Donoghue family moved to Goliad in 1943, where shortly after WWII they established the Donoghue Arabian Horse Farm. Bill was an avid participant in all aspects of his family’s business activities and was instrumental in preserving the prestigious Donoghue Arabian bloodlines. The horse, no matter what breed, was always in his heart. Bill graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. He entered the University of Virginia, achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree in 1954. He will also be remembered for establishing, with classmate and friend Don Hanna, the first active polo team at UVA. Bill enlisted in the United States Army after graduation and obtained an officer’s commission as a second lieutenant. The following year, Bill successfully completed the Armored Officers Basic Course and was sent to Germany with the 3rd Armored Division. He was discharged from active duty by the U.S. Army in 1957 and remained in Germany. He continued to serve as a reserve officer until honorably discharged in 1964 with the rank of captain. While in Germany, Bill fell in love and married Christa Neidhardt, a beautiful and intelligent young entrepreneur with an established business of her own. With Bill’s zest for life and insatiable appetite for learning, the duo became a formidable pair in a multifaceted partnership. As Bill’s interest and knowledge of antique clocks, furniture, art and collector of firearms continued, his expertise was rarely rivaled. Bill and Christy returned to Victoria in 1961 and established an extraordinary gallery specializing in fine European antiques and interior design. Christy Donoghue Antiques, constructed in 1973, became a landmark gallery and showroom for some of the most notable collections of European antiques in Texas. Expansion and diversification continued into the 80’s when estate and designer jewelry were introduced to an ever growing clientele. Bill Donoghue was awarded a diploma in 1991 from the Gemological Institute of America as graduate gemologist, adding one more credential to a long list of lifetime accomplishments. Bill and Christy elected to close Christy Donoghue Fine Jewels and Antiques in 1999 after 50 years of combine business in Europe and America and divided their time between the K-8 Ranch near Placedo and their residence in Victoria. William Thomas Donoghue was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Timothy Huggins Donoghue 1955 HS. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Christy Donoghue; daughters, Charli Donoghue Jett and husband Todd and Hilary Donoghue Blackmon and husband Shaun; grandson T.J. Coppola; sister, Clare Donoghue Beck and husband Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Drummond, Larry A. 1952 SC ~ 04-Aug-2014
Ellis, Robert G. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 15-Apr-2012 79, of Las Cruces, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. Bob as he was fondly known was born June 22, 1932 in Denver, CO to Eldridge and Essie Solomon. He was a retired Construction Engineer, and member of Fairacres Baptist Church. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, sports, golf, the Dallas Cowboys, reading and was an avid Bible Scholar but his passion was for his family. Mr. Ellis will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Roberta Henderson Ellis of the family home; sons Robert, James, Dwight, David and Sam; daughters Cindi, Kathleen, Shirley, Marilyn, Kathy and Karen; brother Don Ellis and wife Lida. Also surviving him are many grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his sons Teddy, Ramsey and Truit; an infant sister and his previous wife Margaret Ellis.
Evans, Reuben W. 1948 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 17-Aug-2009  was born on Dec. 17, 1929, and passed away on Aug. 17, 2009. He was a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather. He was a soldier, a rancher, a polo player, a world class lover of music and friend of so many around the country and the world. Rube is survived by his three sons, Reuben W. Evans, Jr. 1974 JCMatthew G. Evans 1976 HS and George A. Evans 1978 HS-1980 JC; and his five grandchildren, Molly, Emily, Abby, McKenzie and Quinn. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Amos Graves Evans and Imogene Evans; his brother, Robert G. Bob Evans 1951 HS; his cousin, James L. “Jim” Evans 1947 HS-1949 JC; and his beloved wife of 52 years, Sargie Ruth Evans.
Farmer, Thomas A. 1952 HS ~ 06-Aug-2001
Faulkner, Eugene L. “Oogie” 1952 JC ~ 18-Mar-2014  81, of Lubbock passed away on March 18, 2014, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on July 25, 1932, in Lubbock, Texas, to the late William Paul and Ella Etta Faulkner. He attended the Peacock Military Academy, graduated from Lubbock High School, and attended Texas Tech and New Mexico Military Institute. Following his education he joined the Marines and served his country proudly. After his military career he joined the Lubbock Police Department, and later was the chief of police in Tulia. After his career as a police officer he joined the staff of Horkey Oil Company where he was the vice president. He enjoyed and lived a full life. His military experience gave him a great appreciation for routines; he planned out daily routines and followed them. He also enjoyed the game of golf and had a passion for sports in general. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Faulkner; his sister, Maejean; and a grandson, Justin. He leaves to cherish his memory: four sons, Steve Stephens his wife Cindy, Rod Faulkner, Stephen Faulkner his wife Kathryn, and John Faulkner his wife Joni; grandchildren, Chelsey Groves and husband Gregg, Seth Stephens his wife Julie, Dylan, Colton, and Trever Faulkner; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Faulkner.
Fausett, Robert S., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 01-Jun-1983
Fisher, Jerrold E. 1950 HS-1952 SC ~ 22-Jun-2015  passed away peacefully, on the morning of June 22, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jerry was 84 years old. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; Ernest and Jewel Fisher. He has one sister, Jackie Fisher Moore, of Colorado. Jerry is survived by his supportive wife of 30 years, Pat, and his loving family: daughters Terry (Mark) Howard, Stephanie and the late (Bob) Williams, his son Daniel (Annette) Fisher, his step-daughters, Kelly (JB) Coulter and Kim (Ron) Bache, Melinda (Chuck) Blackwood and Mimi (Ed) Dorsey, as well as his grandchildren, William and Reese Coulter, Carter and Kasey Bache, Dallas Plater and Ridgely Dorsey. Jerry was born on January 13, 1931 in Wasco, Ca. He spent the first years of his life on his Grandfather’s dairy farm in Wasco, moving to Bakersfield with his family at age four. He attended elementary school in Bakersfield, where he met his business partner of 54 years, Bob Karpe. He played football for B.H.S. with Bob Karpe and Frank Gifford (ONCE A DRILLER ALWAYS A DRILLER!) Jerry attended college at New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1952. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served two years in Germany. When he returned home to Bakersfield, he enlisted in the Army Reserve and began his fifty-seven year career in rural appraisal. At that time, Karpe-Fisher Appraisal Company was formed; which later became known as Karpe Fisher Merriman Inc. Jerry’s hard work and dedication not only brought him immense pleasure, but also earned him a solid reputation and much respect in the industry. Jerry was extremely supportive of his local community, his alma mater, and many professional organizations. His community involvement focused mainly on youth, education and athletics. Jerry took great pride in having graduated from NMMI and was instrumental in recruiting others to the Institute. He was active in the Alumni Association, serving as a delegate on the alumni board. One of the numerous professional organizations he was involved with included: American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, where he served as president at the local, state, and national levels. Jerry’s family and friends were a high priority in his life. His annual Cayucos beach trips with the family and Saturday lunches with “the boys” were not to be missed. Some of Jerry’s greatest memories were: spending time with family at holidays, semi-annual golf trips, and traveling to watch the Green Bay Packers play.
Flato, Richard A. 1952 SC
Fleming, Joseph B., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 17-Jun-1996
Fordyce, H. Theodore, Jr. 1952 HS ~ 08-Jul-1999
Forsling, Alfred S. 1952 HS ~ 18-Mar-2017  82, of Hay Springs and formerly of Kimball, died at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Alfred Sterre Forsling was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on April 13, 1934, the son of Elmer and Lucy (Vander Sterre) Forsling. Al spent his first 10 years living in Casper, Wyoming, before his father moved the family to the Forsling homestead in Kimball. While in high school, Al transferred to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico where upon his graduation he enrolled in the University of Wyoming, studying Agriculture and engineering. In 1954 Al enlisted in the US Army serving in Germany as an ambulance driver for military families. In 1957, Al enlisted in the US Air Force, where for a second time, he was stationed in Germany, assigned to missile guidance and communications. It was in Lauda, Germany, that Al met his future wife, Renate Olga Schmidt. Upon being discharged and returning home, Al and Renate were married on December 20, 1960, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Al and Renate began their new life together on the family ranch, joining his father in the farming and livestock business. It was on the Buck Bush Ranch that they raised their three daughters. Al is remembered by his family for his sharp wit, strong character, loyalty to family, community and friends and for his strong moral compass. Although know to be a man of few words, his actions set the example that his family continues to follow. Survivors include his daughters Ingrid Forsling of White, SD., Andrea Scales and partner Chasity Pettit of Denver, CO., and Anita (Jeff) Brewer of Gordon, NE; sister Phyllis Forsling Miller of Mill Valley, CA; grandson Andrew (Anna) Loy, step grandchildren Jackie, Steven, Timithy and Robert; great grandchildren Mason and Carter Loy. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Gart, Morton L. “Morty” 1952 HS ~ 18-Dec-2011 died at his home in North Texas on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Mort grew up in Denver, Colorado, and attended New Mexico Military Institute. The son of the founder of Gart’s Sporting Goods, he also worked for The May Company, the Zale Corporation and later for Mrs. Trammel Crowe at the Anatole Hotel during his early retirement years. Surviving him are his wife, Valeta, son-in-law and daughter, Steve and Lee Roepke, and grandchildren, Andie and Taylor Roepke, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, William I. “Bill” Gart 1949 HS and Donna Gart, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and many close friends. His mother and father, George and Goldie Gart preceded him in death.
Gillman, Bill M. 1952 HS ~ 24-Apr-2008 73, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 24, 2008. Mr. Gillman was born June 8, 1934, in Borger to Levert and Beulah Gillman and died at Craig Methodist Retirement Community after a long illness. Billy was a true original – a unique person and a brilliant engineer. He attended Borger High School and after marrying his first wife, Jane Pool Gillman, moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. Billy, Jane and their young family then lived briefly in Iraan and Hobbs, NM, where he was employed by Ohio Oil Co. By the early 1960s, Billy had permanently returned to the Panhandle and become a partner in the long-standing family oil business, Travelers Oil Co., with his brother, Johnny. In 1972, Billy remarried to Beverly Ann Gillman. They remained happily married for more than 35 years. Amid his business activities, Billy still found time to indulge in his favorite avocations, particularly fishing, hunting, University of Texas football and a wee bit of gambling. Billy was a singularly generous man and a good and caring spouse, and was well-known in business circles for his honesty and uprightness. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Gillman; three daughters, Rosalind Price and husband Dale and Karen Berg, all of Amarillo, and Cynthia J. Fisher and husband Gary of Houston; two sons, Bradley L. Moore and wife Michele of Austin and Blake E. Moore and wife Tonya of Borger; a brother, Carroll Gillman and wife Doris of Fort Bragg, CA; a sister-in-law, Georgia Gillman of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Gregory, Elias S., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 05-Apr-2008  74, of Applewood, passed away April 5, 2008. He proudly served in the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hail from 1954-1956 and worked with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Thailand from 1960-1963. He served the Lord throughout his life in many various ministries. Beloved husband of 50 years, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee Geary Gregory; daughters, Elizabeth Ben-Akiva, Rebecca Volz, Deborah Pearce, Christina mccleary and Charlotte Horen; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Hall, Richard G. 1952 JC ~ 01-Aug-1986
Hanzel, James F. 1952 HS
Harman, James W. 1952 HS ~ 10-Jan-2012
Harris, Frank L., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 16-Apr-2013 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his home in Sherman, Texas, following many years of battling heart disease. He was born on May 19, 1934 to Frank Lee Harris, Sr. and Mona Skinner Harris in Dallas, Texas. He had one older sister, Shirley Harris Craycroft, who preceded him in death. He attended school in Dallas and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco and Guam. In 1962, he married Ann Walker in Lufkin, Texas. At that time he was a special agent with Floyd West and Co., Insurance Managers, and continued with them as agent and manager in Ft. Worth, Waco, and San Antonio. In 1969, he and Ann moved to Sherman, joining his father in his independent insurance agency. He continued in the insurance business as a CPCU until 2001. He also was a licensed real estate broker and managed a group of real estate investors in commercial real estate, having properties in Sherman, the Dallas metroplex, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He continued until liquidating in 2007. Frank spent many years in public service. He served on the Sherman City Council, Board of Directors of the Grayson County Airport, Texoma Regional Planning Commission, President of North Texas Insurance Agents, Chairman of Friends Division of Austin College, Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Board of Directors of the Sherman Boys Club, Chairman of the United Fund Individual and Industrial Division, Division Director Industrial Development Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Bearcat Booster Club, and Board of Directors of Young Life. He received honors from the National Executive Council Aetna Life and Casualty Company, Effective Leadership Award from Sherman Chamber of Commerce, and Boss of the Year from the Insurance Women of Grayson County. He loved spending time with his family and friends, teaching his boys to fish, snow ski, water ski, play golf and recording all of their sports events through junior high and high school. He yearly took friends and family to Colorado to ski and to various golfing destinations. He was a founding member of Sherman Bible Church where he has faithfully served in many areas for the past 41 years. One of his greatest joys was being involved in growth and outreach in Christian service and fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of 50 years sons, Frank Harris III, Howard Walker Harris, and Larry Thomas Harris daughters-in-law, Salina Harris, Jennifer Harris, and Kimberly Harris and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous in-laws and their children and grandchildren.
Harrison, Holt B. 1952 HS ~ 14-Mar-2017  age 82, was born June 19,1934 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Surrounded by his family and friends, he died on March 14, 2017, at the Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans as a result of an injury on the tennis court. A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Holt was a long-standing member of Bocage Racquet Club, an ardent supporter of LSU football, a volunteer and mentor for SCORE, an LSU Laureate Foundation Society charter member, an original team organizer for Bishop Ott Manna Givers and the Founder of Fishing for Investments. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and LSU Law School. A successful real estate developer and lawyer, he was also a past co-owner in their family business, Harrison Paint Company. Holt proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and later became an accomplished private pilot. His passions included fishing and hunting and he loved the game of tennis to the very end. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Anne Marron Harrison; his children, Holt Trammell Harrison and wife Diana, Stephen William Harrison and wife Carrie, Katherine Danielle Harrison, Jeffrey Marron Harrison and wife Kelly, Susan Claire Harrison and beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Holt Trammell Harrison, his mother, Elmira Harrelson Harrison and his sister Anne Harrison Parnell Gregorie. His pallbearers will be his children. Honorary pallbearers include John Butler, Merlin Pritchard and John Luttrell.
Hartman, John W. 1952 HS
Haynes, Walden James Earl, Jr. 1952 JC ~ 29-Aug-2013  was born on March 5, 1932, to Walden and Polly Haynes in Mercedes, Texas, and died on Aug. 29, 2013. He attended New Mexico Military Academy and graduated from Southern Methodist University. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain. Jim and family were transferred to Oklahoma City in 1967. Jim worked as an AMF bowling salesman until 1978 when he became owner of the legendary 66 Bowl. Jim maintained ownership of 66 Bowl until he retired in 2010. He was inducted into Oklahoma Bowlers Hall of Fame in 2005. He loved being around his friends and family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Major Carl Seeger; and granddaughter, Angela Stevens. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; daughter, Cori Osborn and husband Hugh; sons, Trey Haynes, Mike Haynes and Mena Ganesan; granddaughter, Sarah Stevens; sister, Paula Seeger; nieces, Becky Seeger and Vicky Seeger; nephew, Jim Seeger; and great-nephews.
Hooper, Jerry L. 1949 HS-1952 JC ~ 17-Mar-2015 83, passed away on March 17, 2015, at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jerry was born July 5, 1931, to Guy H. Hooper and Mabel E. Hooper in Hobbs, New Mexico. The family moved from Hobbs to Roswell in 1937. Jerry attended Washington Avenue Elementary school, graduated from high school, and then from junior college at NMMI in 1954. After earning his degree in Geology and a commission as a 2nd Lt. from Texas Tech University, he was assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for the duration of his military service. Jerry married Margaret Adair Travis in 1953 in Roswell. He was employed by Lone Star Production Company and later Adobe Oil and Gas Company, before he formed his own independent oil company. Jerry and his wife enjoyed visiting their ranch in northern New Mexico near Las Vegas. They raised buffalo, llamas, and other exotic animals, kept their ponds stocked with trophy trout, and practiced sound land management methods to improve the quality of the ranch. After selling the ranch, they moved to El Paso, Texas. Preceding him in death was the love of his life, his wife, Mardair. Surviving Jerry are Michael T. Hooper, son, and his wife, Josie, of Presidio, Texas; Deborah H. Wachsmuth, daughter, and husband, Tom, of San Antonio, Texas; Robert G. Hooper, son, of Midland, Texas, and Jack P. Hooper, son, and wife, Diana, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Jerry L. Hooper of Socorro, New Mexico, Jessica Hooper of Tulsa, and Adair Hawkins and husband, Josh, of Dallas; and one great grandson, Sammy Hawkins, of Dallas. Jerry will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Hopkins, LTC David A., USA (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 SC ~ 18-Aug-2007 76, of Tucson, AZ, died August 18, 2007. Formerly of Hyannis, MA, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Esther Hopkins; son, Stephen of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Karen Menger of Tucson, AZ; step-child, Gladys Pinto of N. Dartmouth, MA; and five grandchildren. Mr. Hopkins was born October 6, 1930 in Newton, MA. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM. He entered the US Army in 1952, serving overseas in Korea, Europe and Vietnam. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1972.
House, Col Jon W., AF (Ret) 1952 HS ~ 12-Mar-2012
Huffman, Minor S., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 21-Nov-2004
Isaacs, Willard L., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 30-Jun-2007
Jackson, Thomas O. 1952 JC ~ 19-Oct-1996
Johnson, William P., Jr. 1952 JC
Jones, Walter L. 1952 HS ~ 01-Mar-1989
Lamer, James K. 1952 HS ~ 31-May-2001
LaMunyon, Edgar E. 1952 JC ~ 01-Sep-1982
Leonard, Patrick James 1952 HS
Losey, George M. 1952 SC
Mann, Jack Matthewson 1952 JC ~ 02-Mar-2010 Mr. Mann was born on April 14, 1932, to Jack and Mary Mann in Marshall, Texas, and died March 2, 2010. Mr. Mann attended Marshall Public Schools. He was a member of the Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1954 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. While at Texas, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He worked summers between college years at The Made-Rite Company in Marshall, Texas. During 1955 and 1956, Mr. Mann was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in France where he served as a Second Lieutenant. After returning to the United States, Mr. Mann earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Harvard School of Business in 1960. Following graduation, Mr. Mann was employed by Humble Refining Company from 1960 until 1961. In 1961, Mr. Mann returned to East Texas and once again joined The Made-Rite Company where he served as General Manager, eventually buying controlling interest of the entire bottling plant. Through the years, Mr. Mann was active in many soft drink associations; serving as president of the Texas Soft Drink Association, president of the National Dr Pepper Bottling Association, and director of the RC Bottlers Association. Jack Mann believed in doing his civic duty and demonstrated his belief by serving as President of LEDCO, director of the Longview Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA, President and director of University of Texas at Tyler- Longview University Center. Mr. Mann was also a member of the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Higher Education and served on the letourneau Advisory Committee. He was on the Board of Directors for Longview National Bank which became Texas Commerce Bank and is now Regions Bank. In 2001, the Longview Partnership honored him with “The Chairman’s Award” for his outstanding effort toward civic accomplishment. Mr. Mann was a cradle Episcopalian, attending Trinity Episcopal Church and serving as senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, vestry member, and President of the Endowment Fund. Jack truly loved his church and contributed both his time and effort toward its betterment. If you ever wanted to know the score of a UT sporting event, all you had to do was ask Jack Mann. He loved his Texas Longhorns and would watch any game in which they were playing. His other great passion was hunting with his sons. The five of them enjoyed many an hour in the woods of Alabama and the mountains of New Mexico. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Glenda; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Carla Mann, Bob and Jeanne Mann, Nat and Michelle Mann, and Dan Mann; grandchildren, Andrea and Jason Doornbos, Molly and Kyle Hughes, Matthew Mann, Curtis Mann, Megan and Mark Hopper, Bobby Mann, Marilyn Mann, Marshall Mann, Anna Mann, Nathaniel Mann and Palmer Mann; and True Mann, the mother of his children. Stepchildren and stepgrandchildren include Christy, Amelia, Audrey and Ashlyn Milton, Julie Grimes, Matthew Bottcher, Catharine and Bruce Polsky and Sylvie Polsky. His two sisters, are Barbara Mann Goodson and Mary Ann Mann Armstrong. Jack was a kind and gentle man. He bore no one ill will. He was loved and respected by all and he tried to return the favor.
Marshall, R. Quinton 1952 SC ~ 06-Jul-1995
McBurnett, Wilfred Ray, Jr. 1952 HS ~ 19-Mar-1995
McCrea, Joel D. “Jody” 1952 HS ~ 04-Apr-2009 On April 4, 2009, Joel Dee “Jody” McCrea  passed away from a storied and fulfilled life of Hollywood fame, worldly adventures, and ultimately peaceful tranquility found on the plains of New Mexico. Born in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 1934, Jody was the oldest of three sons to film actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. Upon the advice of their father’s mentor, Western entertainer Will Rogers, the McCreas purchased a ranch about an hour north of Los Angeles where Jody and his brothers were fortunate to be raised out of the spotlight. Jody’s rural upbringing, however, would not keep him out of the spotlight for long. Because Will Rogers sent his sons to New Mexico Military Institute and spoke very highly of it, the McCreas sent Jody to NMMI for his last two years of high school. He excelled at boxing (winning the New Mexico State Golden Gloves), rodeo (as a roper and bareback rider) and football, before graduating from NMMI in 1952. Jody began college at Principia College in Elsah, IL, where he crossed paths with fellow actor Robert Duvall, before transferring to University of California at Los Angeles, where he threw the javelin on the 1956 NCAA championship track and field team alongside 1960 Olympic gold medalist decathlete Rafer Johnson. After college, Jody joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in New York City as a member of the Special Services. He served for two years as a host on the Armed Services radio channel and then as a host of “Country Style, USA,” an Army-produced recruiting television program. It was during his stint in New York that Jody began to consider following in his parents’ footsteps. He reenrolled in classes with acting coach Sanford “Sandy” Meisner of the Actor’s Studio where Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck and others also received their acting start. He then returned to Los Angeles where he acted with his father in 27 episodes of the television series “Wichita.” He also acted in more than 30 movies including “The Broken Land” with Jack Nicholson, “The Glory Stompers” with Dennis Hopper, “Young Guns of Texas” and “The First Texan.” Jody finally found a comedic niche as “Bonehead” in the 1960’s “Beach Party” films, alongside Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, before retiring from acting in 1970. Jody later returned to the Roswell area where he ranched and entertained us all with tales from his world travels and friendships. His ability to always find common ground with everyone with whom he came in contact, and make them laugh, will be remembered and missed. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and he attended the Christian Science Church in Roswell. Jody was predeceased by the love of his life, Dusty Iron Wing, whom he noticed dusting a rug on an apartment balcony on his way to pick up another date. He never made it to the date and instead spent the next 19 years of his life happily married to Dusty. Jody is survived by his younger brothers, David T. McCrea 1954 HS and Peter; his nephews and nieces, Wyatt W. McCrea 1980 HS, Clay, Jeni, Bob, Mitchell, Sebastian, Jack and Will; and his grand-nephews and -nieces, Chelsea, Clay Paul, Brooke Ellen, Lou Lou, Payton and David Joel.
McEndree, James A., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 27-Apr-2008 ge 76, died peacefully April 27, 2008, following a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 1931 to James Arthur, Sr. and Marguerite Elizabeth McEndree. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 54 years, Carol Audrey McEndree. Other survivors include his daughter and son-in-law James and Kathie Preece, his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cheryl Mcendree; his grandchildren Beth and husband Matt Dickerson, Nikolas Preece, Sara McEndree, Adam McEndree and step-grandchildren Amanda and Nathan Myers; his brother-in-law Nathaniel Grunst; his niece, Cynthia Bednarz and his nephew, Martin Grunst, and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Jeremy Preece and his sister-in-law Cornelia Grunst. During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force, stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he met his future bride, Carol Grunst. They were married on August 8, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jim spent his career of 30 years in Dallas with Braniff Airlines and Dalfort as quality control supervisor. He loved anything about airplanes and had a life-long hobby building and flying control line and remote control airplanes. Even during his brave fight with cancer, he found joy in building and flying kites. Jim and Carol spent most of their married life together in Irving, Texas. The last three years they lived in Temple, Texas. Jim was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Irving and served in numerous leadership roles. His church home in Temple was First Lutheran Church. Jim will be fondly remembered by the “Breakfast Club” at the Meridian Retirement Community. He is greatly loved and will be sorely missed by many family members and friends.
McNaughton, John R. 1952 HS ~ 18-Nov-1991
McQuiddy, Francis H. 1952 HS
Miskovsky, George, Jr. 1952 HS ~ 17-May-2013 On May 17, 2013, we said goodbye to our beloved father and grandfather, as he left this world to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in His eternal Kingdom. George was born on July 28, 1935, in Oklahoma City. He attended Grover Cleveland Grade School, William H. Taft Junior High, and Classen High School. George loved sports and was a lifelong athlete. He played Little League for the Taft Explorers, started as quarterback his senior year, was an All-City swimming champion, and played polo at the New Mexico Military Institute. He also loved to compete with words, and no one was surprised the year he won Oklahoma’s Ciceronian Oratory award. George attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. In 1962, he was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as the Federal Bar Association, of which he went on to serve as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. George was admitted to the 10th Circuit Federal Bar and Western District U.S. Court and retired to Senior Status after 47 years of active practice. George served in the United States Army. He completed basic training at Camp Carson (now Fort Carson), Colorado, and was asked to join the Officer Training Corps. He declined and entered into the Courts and Boards Division of Judge Advocate General. His JAG assignment took him to Vicenza, Italy, where he lived for two years. In his free time, George traveled throughout Europe learning all he could about its rich history and diverse cultures. Prior to being honorably discharged, George was a member of the Southern European Task Force and received a Good Conduct medal. George’s military service was a natural extension of his belief in democracy. He was a member of the Democratic Party all of his adult life and was honored to nominate Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr as a candidate for President of the United States at the 1952 Oklahoma State Democratic Convention. An avid sailor, George loved racing yachts. He won races from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific and at many inland venues in between. He was a Past Commodore of the Oklahoma City Boat Club, the National Irwin 23 Association, and the United States Yacht Racing Union/United States Sailing Association “”Area F”” (Lake Texoma). He was a Life Commodore of the Oklahoma City Yacht Club and a member of the USYRA, USSA, and the Royal Alberta Creek Yacht Club. He served as a Senior Yacht Racing Judge for numerous local, state, and international regattas, most notably the Prince of Wales North American Men’s Championship (Vancouver, British Columbia) the E-22 International World Championships (San Francisco, California) the I-23 National Championships (St. Petersburg, Florida) and, the Canadian Men’s Championship. He was able to blend this passion into his work by serving as legal counsel for Schock Marine, Inc., and Hobie Industries, Inc. Of course, George’s favorite way to spend the day was on a golf course, and he played some of the finest in the world. At home, he had memberships at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. George’s Christian faith and his appreciation for the principles of loyalty, honesty, and morality drew him to Freemasonry. He was a Master Mason attending Blue Lodge #276 and earned both Guthrie Scottish Rite 32nd degree and York Rite at the India Temple Shrine. George married Kristy Diane Rowland, the absolute love of his life, on August 21, 1982. They met on a airplane in Chicago and knew immediately that they were true soul mates. Although they didn’t have any children together, George and Kristy greatly enjoyed raising their ever-growing brood of Norfolk Terriers: Spike, Trixie, Boo Boo, Rozi, Mitzi, and Twinkie. He cared for Kristy until she passed away from complications of rheumatoid arthritis on May 17, 2006. We are comforted by their eternal reunion, which is cause for great joy – and amazed they somehow managed to join the Lord on the exact same day, seven years apart! George was previously married to Margaret Douglas Rucks and Marie Elena Hinshaw. He and Marie have four children: George Josef III (Irina), Gregory Kristin (Krissy), Anne Marie (Doug), and Kristina Marie (Yale), all of whom survive him. He is also survived by two brothers: Gary Philip Sr. and Grover Lee a sister, Gail Marie Trice (Milton) his grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Josef Sr. and Nelly Oleta (Donahue) his wife, Kristy Diane and his granddaughter, Mara Elise Lois.
Muhlner, Frederick M. 1952 HS
Murray, Donald H. 1952 HS ~ 26-Mar-2012
Norman, Weims L. 1952 JC
O’Meara, Charles J., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 17-Aug-2005
Patten, Gilbert I. 1952 JC ~ 07-Jun-2001
Patterson, Norman H. 1952 JC ~ 11-Dec-1988
Percifield, David J. 1952 HS
Phillips, John B. 1952 JC ~ 14-Nov-2008  79, passed away on November 14, 2008 in San Antonio after suffering from renal cell cancer. Originally from Abilene, JB was the son of Max Morrow Phillips and Leona Hancock. After high school, JB attended New Mexico Military Institute and served in WWII and the Korean War and was a POW for several months before he was released. JB loved the military as his second family as it taught him many valuable lessons. Captain Phillips was later transferred to Fort Knox and Regensburg, Germany where he served his country before he left the Army for Del Rio, Texas. JB married Betty Zuehl and together they raised their four children. Betty preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 1984. JB’s second career was becoming the Mobil Oil Distributor in Del Rio for many years. JB is survived by one son, John Morrow Phillips of Liberty Hill, TX. And three daughters: Beverly Scott of Austin, Lee Ann Weeks of Denver, and Susan McPhail of Kerrville. Five grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren also survive
Pino, Jose Ortiz y., III 1952 JC ~ 17-Jan-2016  descendant of a well-known New Mexican family dating back to the early 1600’s, passed away on January 17, 2016 at the age of 83, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank and Mary Ortiz y Davis, his brothers, John and Frank Jr. and his sister Margaret Truscott. He is survived by Yolanda, his wife of 64 years, his son Jose Ortiz y Pino IV and wife Lori, his daughter, Maria Ortiz y Pino, his sister Maria O. Catanach, grandchildren Miguel and Estevan Padilla and Theodore Ortiz y Pino, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jose was born on May 2, 1932, and spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe where he attended St. Michaels School, later moving to NM Military Institute in Roswell, and NM State University where he received his BA degree. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army , serving for two years in Munich Germany, and was honorably discharged a First Lieutenant. He came home to Galisteo to ranch with his father and enter the field of politics, a long standing tradition in his family. Jose was a Santa Fe County Commissioner for two terms (1958-62), a State Senator (1964-66), and member of the Education and Judiciary Commission, Chairman of the State Parks Commission and Special Assistant to Governor David F. Cargo (1968-70). He introduced and passed the first anti-billboard law in the U.S. He was instrumental in building the Villanueva State Park in San Miguel County. While Jose was performing all his political duties, he and Yolanda owned and operated the famous La Mancha Restaurant on La Vega in Galisteo (1958-71) as well as a general store and bar in the Ortiz “hacienda,” where he also created the Galisteo Historical Museum. He finally retired to do what he loved best write and enjoy nature in his beloved Galisteo. He was the author of several books, including Don Jose: the Last Patron, The Herbs of Galisteo and their Power, and Curandero. He also owned the Remedios & Yerbas shop which he enjoyed very much. He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will always be remembered and hold a special place in our hearts till we are all together again as a family with our Lord God.
Poarch, William J. 1952 SC
Polly, Edward L. 1952 HS ~ 08-May-2016 82, passed away May 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Hazel; sisters, Mae and Helen Ruth; son, James and grandson, Brent. Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years Jody; son, Terry and wife Paula; grandson, Travis; granddaughter, Candice and husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Braydon, Justin and Eli; and faithful dog, Rascal. Edward went to college at the Military Institute. He enjoyed square dancing with Jody; worked in the family business his whole life and was a loving man.
Pouls, Basil George 1952 JC ~ 22 Nov-2017 died peacefully at Genesis Healthcare in Albuquerque on November 22, 2017. “Billy” was born in Albuquerque on February 11, 1932 to parents Costandino “Gus” Pouls and Olga Darana Pouls. He attended Jefferson Middle School and went on to graduate from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, having experienced the transition from horse cavalry to tanks. After his graduation, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and taught courses in physics and engineering science to personnel in San Francisco. His keen intelligence enabled him to pursue an advanced degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Master’s in Civil Engineering. With that training, he returned to Albuquerque and began work as a civil engineer. He also met and married Amfitriti Olga Ferendinos. Not long after, he founded his own engineering firm with partner Herbert G. Koogle. Under their leadership, Koogle and Pouls Engineering grew to become the premier aerial photogrammetry company in the Southwest. Basil treated his employees with respect, instituting profit sharing and a four-day workweek and earning their loyalty through his fairness and strong sense of ethics. He had immense energy. In addition to running his engineering firm, he opened Khanssons, a gourmet Chinese restaurant in Corrales, with his wife and sister. He was an active member of the community, a lifelong member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, and proud Greek-American who served on the Church Board of Directors and in the AHEPA for many years. Throughout his life, Basil helped those in need around him. Many will remember instances in which Basil heard about a promising young student without the means to buy books, or a father who could not afford to buy Christmas presents for his children, or an immigrant in need of assistance, all to whom Basil gave what he could, usually preferring anonymity in his acts of generosity. He was a mentor to many young people and enjoyed researching subjects ranging from cacti to art, animal behavior to psychology, history to religion. He loved learning. In his later years, he volunteered his time in local nursing homes, brightening the lives of residents with his infectious laugh and irrepressible sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family, including his beloved wife Olga; sister, Constance; his children Mary Ann and Charles; daughter-in-law Lisa, and his grandson Otto.
Powell, CMSgt Fred C., Jr., USAF (Ret) 1952 JC ~ 29-Aug-2012  (November 24, 1931 – August 29, 2012) passed away August 29th 2012, at the age of 80. Fred was born in Paris, Arkansas on November 24th 1931, and graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Texas, in 1950. Fred attended the New Mexico Military Institute before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1953. Fred proudly served his country for over 26 years before retiring in 1980. He continued his service to his country by working for Civil Service from which he retired in 1996 at Randolph Air Force Base. His many awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. Fred is survived by his wife of 28 years, P. Kaye Powell, his daughters: Yvette Arguijo, Yvonne Hobson, Valerie Shuttlesworth, Marguerite Rael and her husband Robert; and his step-children Melanie Jaffie Crauder, Edward S. Jaffie, Jr., Karin L. Jaffie, and Amber L. Wilson. He will be also be missed by his grandchildren: Robert Arguijo, Jr., Jason Arguijo and wife Nurdan; Paul B. Arguijo and wife Trini, Joshua C. Rael and wife Rebecca, Jennifer, Justin and Jeshua Shuttlesworth, and Gerald Smith as well as his nine great-grandchildren.
Prescott, John S. 1952 JC
Prewitt, R. Eugene 1952 JC
Prinzivalli, Peter J. 1952 JC ~ 22-Jul-2010 died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at age 80. Predeceased by his wife, Rosalind Blandino Prinzivalli; daughter, Lori Prinzivalli Barrett. Survived by his sisters, Thelma Bicucci, Evelyn Butler; son-in-law, Bruce Barrett of CA; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Shirley Blandino & Kevin Frick; special cousin, Marie Strassner; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pursel, LTC Dale A., USAR (Ret) 1948 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 19-Jul-2013 born January 11, 1930 in Casper, Wyoming, died Friday, July 19, 2013, after battling heart disease for years. Dale graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute Senior College in 1952 and married the love of his life, Sue Cooper. After 2 years in the Army, they moved to San Diego and made Ocean Beach their home. He served in the Army Reserves for 30 years, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. In 1954, Dale began working at Neilson Construction Company. He was involved in many iconic building projects in San Diego, most proudly being the UCSD library and Sea World. Dale joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in 1955 and began his long tenure of serving the community. He made many impacting contributions during his time, including helping to bring the Chargers to San Diego and belonging to the committee that founded the Aerospace Museum. He became a JCI Senator and was one of only five men, in that time, to be lifetime members of the Jaycees. During this time, he also served on the Board of Directors for Sheltered Workshops of San Diego along with being a board member for many San Diego Committees, including being active member of the Lion’s Club. After a major heart attack in 1989, Dale retired from Nielsen, but continued to serve on many boards and committees in San Diego and held key positions on many. Family and friends were most important to Dale. The family sport was waterskiing, spending countless hours on Mission Bay with their boat. Second to this for Dale was basketball. He played on recreational teams at the Muni Gym for 40 years until joining the Senior Olympics. Dale and Sue then traveled the country with the team for twenty years, playing with the National Senior Olympics, his last game being in 2011. Dale and his family had a tradition for over 35 years of “Beach Night” during the summer months. The extended Pursel and Rickling (Jim and Edna) families, and friends met at ski beach every week for what most families would be a once a year reunion. On July 19th, Dale attended his last Beach Night. There in Mission Bay, surrounded by family and friends, he took his last breaths and went to join his wife Sue, in heaven. Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sue; and is survived by his five children: Dalana (Diane), Sally Morgan (Doug), David (Debra), Robert (Cheryl) and Marie Hennessey (Mike); 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Rhodes, Elton D. 1952 JC ~ 01-Nov-2014
Richardson, Morris A. 1952 HS
Ricketson, Wayne E. 1952 SC ~ 13-Sep-2010 Wayne was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, to Ike and V.O. Rickeston. He graduated from NMMI in 1952, where he played baseball, basketball and football. Wayne married Maxine Jennings on June 29, 1952 in Roswell, N.M. From 1952 to 1956, he served his country in the U.S. Army with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Wayne was a previous resident of Roswell, N.M. and made his home in Lubbock since 1965. He was a financial advisor for Financial Consultants for 33 years. He was a member of the Greenlawn Church of Christ, serving as an Elder, SERTOMA, Lubbock Ambucks and also served on the Board of Goodwill. Wayne continued his passion for the game of baseball by volunteering as a Little League Coach from 1956-2009. He instructed numerous youth in the Roswell, N.M., Midwest Little League and Western Little League. Loved ones include his wife, Maxine; daughters, Jamie Head and husband Robert and Dana Sparks and husband Steve; sisters, Loretta Riley and Stephanie Armstrong; and grandchildren, Tiffany Phelps, Gregory Jones, Justin Jones, Tucker Sparks and Tate Sparks. 
Roberts, Paul R., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 01-Jan-2003
Robertson, John P. 1952 HS
Rodolph, LTC John E., USA (Ret) 1952 SC ~ 14-Aug-2005
Rogers, William B. 1952 HS ~ 25-Jul-2010 was born at home in Happy, Texas on July 1, 1934 and left us unexpectedly on July 25, 2010, surrounded by close friends and family. Bill attended Maysville H. S. and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. Bill discovered a talent for art and earned a BFA degree from The University of Oklahoma in 1956. After graduation, Bill moved to Dallas, worked in animation, served in the U.S. Army in Long Island City, NY, and then returned to Dallas where he was Broadcast Director for two of the Southwest’s largest agencies. He spent much of the past 30 years writing and producing numerous award-winning documentaries for museums around the country. His art has been exhibited in the Dallas Museum of Art and The Irving Art Museum. Bill will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, gentle heart, and creative spirit. He was dearly loved, and will be missed more than words can say. He is preceded in death by parents Jack Stinson and Gertrude Rogers. Bill is survived by loving friends and family including his wife, Cheryl Rogers, two children and spouses, William and Heather Rogers, Robert and Ann Franks, and two step-children and their spouses, Ted and Brooke Murray and Bill and Christian Baker. “Baba” had eight grandchildren for whom he was most thankful to the Lord.
Satterfield, John C., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 12-Jun-2014
Sharp, Richard W., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 19-Jan-2006
Silverman, Ronald J. 1952 JC
Simons, MAJ Gerald S., USA 1952 SC  Vietnam-Killed in action flying a helicopter mission on 8 August 1966.
Sinclair, C. Phillips 1952 HS
Skelly, Robert L. 1952 SC
Solari, Norman C. 1952 HS ~ 26-Nov-1998
Sprinkle, Smith 1952 HS ~ 15-Apr-1989
Stephens, James R. 1952 JC
Strand, CAPT Donald F., USNR (Ret) 1952 HS ~ 02-Aug-2000
Strathearn, 1LT Gordon G. 1952 JC
Strelitz, Frederick S. 1952 JC ~ 01-Dec-2003
Suttles, James N. 1952 JC ~ 19-Oct-2009
Thomas, Bradley Morris, Jr. 1952 JC ~ 28-Dec-2003
Thorpe, George L. “Dodd”, II 1952 HS ~ 26-Sep-2016 passed away in Fiddletown on September 26, with his family singing to him as he rested in his own bed overlooking the Gold Country oak trees that he so treasured. He was 83 years old. Dodd is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary, and their children, George Lynn and Laurel; Lisa and Jack; Laura and Drew; and their five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tristan, Ivan, Francesca and Shay. Dodd was born to Mary and George Thorpe in Springfield, IL, on August 8, 1933. His itinerant childhood took him to New Orleans, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. As a teenager he headed West to join the U.S. Navy, becoming a member of the elite sub-mariner corps during the Korean War. While stationed at Port Hueneme in Southern California, Dodd went on a blind date with Mary Hendrix, who very soon thereafter became his bride. They married in her family’s church in Reseda, after which they moved to Wichita, KS, where Dodd attended college. They later returned to California for good, and Dodd began a career in education as a teacher in Fresno – first at Caruthers High School and then at Central Union High School. Primarily an English teacher, Dodd was also a dedicated track coach. In 1968, Dodd and Mary moved their family to Mountain Ranch, where their love affair with the Sierra foothills began. They were determined to reside above the fog line of the Central Valley, and below the Sierra snow line – and live in a place where they could garden, keep ponies and raise their children in wide-open spaces. Dodd assumed the role of Vice Principal of Calaveras High School before being promoted to Principal at CHS. Dodd’s education career later took him to school districts in Yreka, Colusa and North Sacramento. In mid-life, Dodd studied law, earning his JD degree in the late 1980s. He then practiced law for several years, while also setting his sights on returning to the Mother Lode. In 1986, Dodd and Mary bought a piece of land in Fiddletown and built the house in which they would happily reside for the better part of the next 30 years. Meanwhile, Dodd worked alongside Mary in her educational consulting firm. After they both fully retired, Dodd and Mary’s attentions increasingly turned to enjoying their land and spending more time with their children and grandchildren. Dodd became a blacksmith docent at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, spent a number of years working as a volunteer on the Pacific Rim Trail, and deepened his life-long commitment to physical fitness and reading, all the while closely following politics at all levels. He also helped Mary create and sustain her thriving fruit and vegetable gardens, and took great pride in the productive boysenberry bushes and potato hills that he tended on his own. Dodd was a die-hard 49ers fan, a devotee of the Harry Potter books he introduced to all of his grandchildren, and a connoisseur of any food that involved either sauces or chocolate. He knew how to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, sipping on good wine, watching the sunset from his Fiddletown porch with the love of his life, and reveling in a family who respected and adored him to the very end of his days.
Trumbull, Lowell W. 1952 JC
Tunnell, Fred Larry 1952 JC ~ 23-Oct-2002
VanDorn, Norman N. 1952 JC
Veerkamp, Reinard W. 1952 SC ~ 13-Apr-2000
Vigil, John E. 1952 SC ~ 13-Jul-2006
Waggoner, Richard W. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 26-Aug-2018   On August 26, 2018 Richard Walter Waggoner passed away in the comfort of his Roswell home and in the presence of his loving family. Richard, known to his friends as ‘Dick’, is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lynn Victoria Waggoner, his daughter of Roswell, NM, Jolene Lynn Lilley, (Frank Lilley) and his son of Santa Fe, NM, William J. Waggoner, ESQ 1978 HS. Dick is the grandfather of eight children and great grandfather of eleven. Richard Waggoner, is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque, attended and graduated from NMMI in 1950 and graduated first in his class in 1956 from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture. Dick enjoyed a very successful architecture practice throughout the southwestern United States for over 60 years. He designed over 44 projects at NMMI, numerous University projects at campuses throughout the State of New Mexico as well fire stations, banks, restaurants, numerous residences, museums, churches and a host of other commercial and residential projects that will forever remember his extraordinary design and planning talent and expertise. His vision and tireless dedication to solving the ‘space problem’ will be enjoyed by people who live, work and play in the buildings that he designed for generations to come. He was also a keen businessman; instrumental in helping his father-in-law, John H. Trigg, build a successful oil and gas company in the Permian Basin. Richard’s philosophy to serve the community that gives so much to us was time and again demonstrated in the decades of years of his community service in so many organizations such as Board of NCARB, (National Council of Architecture Registration Boards) where he wrote and graded the design portion of the tests required for persons seeking to acquire a license to practice architecture, he served and attended Rotary for over four decades, where he received the Paul Harris Award and was named a Fellow, the New Mexico State Board of Architecture (past Chairman) for eight years, NMMI Foundation Board Trustee for eleven years, President of the NMMI Alumni Association for two terms, admitted to the NMMI Hall of Fame, a Warden of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, City of Roswell Planning and Zoning Chairman and so many others. Dick Waggoner’s zest for life mirrored his passion to soar. He loved flying and as a young man earned his fixed-wing pilot’s license and then with his life-long friend William R. “Bill” Cutter 1950 HS-1952 JC, went on to actually build and fly a biplane. He was one of the first Hot Air Balloon pilots in New Mexico and one of the founding pilots of the now world renowned International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. He enjoyed that sport for many years across the United States; flying with his friends and family and just about anyone else who asked for a ride. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and world traveler. In fact, at age 55, Dick taught himself to speak German and then took his wife and traveled the country just to use it. Richard W. Waggoner maybe remembered best for never saying ‘no’ to someone who asked him for help. Countless people owe their success to Dick for stopping and taking the time to help them. He did so with a smile and usually a joke. Dick truly loved to see others smile and always had a joke to tell them to see if couldn’t achieve just that, a smile or a laugh. 
Waldron, Roman S., III 1952 JC ~ 02-Dec-1999
Wallace, Reba E., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 15-Jun-1999
Warren, John R. 1952 HS ~ 06-Jun-2016 82, passed away June 6, 2016, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. John was born on Feb. 7, 1934, in Pauls Valley, OK, to O.F. and Nora Sparks Warren. He was the youngest of four children. The family moved to Tulsa, where John attended Cascia Hall. In John’s senior year, he attended New Mexico Military Institute, where he won the Heavyweight Regimental Boxing Title. John attended The University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a B.A. in business. John married Romayne Lukken in 1953. Well into earning a degree in law, he decided on a different career path in the oil business. He developed a successful independent oil and gas company in Oklahoma City, which became Warren Corporation, a company that has enjoyed a storied 50-year history. During those 50-plus years, he has had numerous successes in Oklahoma, Kansas and Pennsylvania and continued to be active in the oil business until his passing. He was very active in the Oklahoma City community and served on the boards of the First Bank of Bethany, the Oklahoma Zoological Society and the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. John believed in giving to the community and consequently, offered many financial scholarships to deserving young people. In his free time, John enjoyed playing tennis and videotaping his boys’ athletic accomplishments as well as becoming a proficient helicopter pilot. He enjoyed watching his boys on the football field so much that he would often hover his helicopter over the field to get a better view. In 1985, he married the love of his life, Karin. They enjoyed playing tennis at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and traveling the world together. John was preceded in death by his son, Ben Warren; his brother, Courtney Warren; his sister, Jo Layne Antry; brother-in-law, Jack Antry; his brother-in-law, Charles Smith; nephew, Mathew Smith; and his parents, O.F. and Nora Warren. John is survived by his wife, Karin; his stepson, Dirk and wife Kellie Harden; his sons, Courtney Warren, Mark Warren, and Ed and wife Mindi Warren; sister, Faith Smith; his nephew, Michael Smith; niece, Tracy Smith; nephew, Steve Antry; nephew, Bill Antry; niece, Kathy Marshall; his niece, Christine Davis Hunst; and his grandchildren, Jeremy and Luke Warren, Jackson Warren, Olivia Warren, and Natalie and Jessica Harden; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Warren, Wayne C. 1952 HS ~ 12-Sep-2005
Weiner, Norton D. 1952 HS ~ 02-Dec-2006
Whitaker, Bobby H. 1952 HS ~ 24-May-2015  Bob was born to William and Effie Whitaker in Roswell, NM on October 7, 1932. Bob was raised on a ranch in Arabela, NM. He attended school at LFD and Roswell High School. He continued on to attend New Mexico Military Institute. He was a trucker and a rancher, he loved to attend farm auctions and felt at home there. Bob loved his dog, Spot, who faithfully followed him everywhere. He is preceded in death by his son, Tommy M. Whitaker. Bob is survived by his wife, Colleen; sons, Jerry D. Whitaker and his wife Millie of Roswell, NM; Harold G. Whitaker of Roswell, NM and Roy Dale Whitaker of Austin, TX; daughter, Jeanette Whitaker of Longview, TX; sisters, Maxine “Mackie” Whitaker of Tinnie, NM and Idele Huey and her husband Pat of Capitan, NM; biological grandchildren, T.J. Whitaker, Ryan McCullough, Jared Whitaker, Amanda Whitaker, Kelsey Whitaker, Taylor Whitaker, Levi Whitaker, Cody Tarvin and Brandon Jones; along with numerous great-grandchildren.
Whitcamp, Willis I., Jr. 1952 JC
Williams, Paul D. 1952 JC ~ 23-Apr-2004
Willis, LTC Maurice L., USA (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 SC ~ 11-Jan-2017 87, beloved Dad, Granddad and Great-Granddad, passed away surrounded by his family peacefully into heaven on January 11, 2017. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on September 24,1929 to Joe and Tommie Smith Willis. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1948; he attended and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952 where he was one of the Institute’s greatest athletes. He was a recipient of the Tom Harmon’s Little All-America Football Team in 1951. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. He faithfully served his country for over 22 years. He served two tours in Germany and two tours in Vietnam. After retiring in 1974 from Fort Bliss Texas, he and his family came home to Roswell. l During his years of service, he received the following commendations: Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal w/OLC; Vietnam Service Medal; RVN Campaign Medal w/Device; Meritorious Service Medal w/OLC; Bronze Star Medal w/OLC & “V” Device; Legion of Merit; Air Medal; RVN Armor Badge and Meritorious Service Medal (2d OLC). He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Tommie Willis; his beloved wife Roberta Barbour Willis; sisters Evelyn “Babe” Willis and Ruth Willis; brother J.T. Willis; father in-law and mother in-law Dr. L.D. and Kay Barbour and brother-in-law Johnny Barbour. He is survived by his four children: Steve Willis, wife Paula, children Shannon, Erika and Steven; Dr. Donald J. Willis, children Sean, Jaren, and Jason; daughter Leaslee Willis Neff, husband Edsel, children Chris and wife Amanda, Alycia and husband Trent, great-grandson Pierce, and Cameron; John Willis, wife Samantha, children Jeremiah, Myranda, Jalyn and Charitee; sister Jean Willis, brother Ken Willis, wife Kay and family; brother-in-law Dr. L.J. Barbour, wife Nancy and family; sister-in-law Donna Barbour Fergeson husband Ted and family; Dottie Dye Barbour and family; Margy and son John Charles Barbour. Maurice loved and cherished his wife, children, grandchildren, family, appreciated sports, the arts and was a hardworking man. He loved helping others.
Wilson, Jack W. 1952 JC ~ 31-Aug-2001
Wise, MAJ Joseph R., USA 1952 HS – Vietnam-Killed in action while acting as an advisor to the ARVN near Darlac on 31 January 1968.


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Allerkamp, Richard O. 1951 JC ~ 28-Oct-2009 born December 24, 1930, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the age of 78. He is survived by his son, Richard Otto Allerkamp, Jr., and grandsons, Trey Allerkamp, Simon Allerkamp, their wives and children. He was a stubborn old German, who was loved by all, and will never be forgotten.
Allison, CAPT William R., USN (Ret) 1951 HS ~ 06-Feb-2014 Virginia Beach – William Rush Allison Jr. passed away surrounded by his family on February 6, 2014. Born September 7, 1933, in Abilene, Texas, Bill was the only child of Rush and Irene Allison. Receiving his diploma from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951 and degree from Texas A&M in 1955, Bill’s experiences are highlighted by a career in Naval Aviation, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1978. An avid sailor, he returned home to Abilene from the sea in 2002. He will miss his large family, many friends and acquaintances. Bill met and married Antonia Caricato in 1957 in Washington, D.C. Bill felt his finest accomplishments are his beloved children: daughter Nancy Turner and husband Drew of Colleyville, TX; daughter Laurie Jay and husband Gary of McKinney, TX; daughter Stephanie Swenson and husband Daryl of Arlington, TX; and grandchildren, Zach, Ian, and Olivia Turner, Ashley Jay O’Boyle and husband Matt, Anna and Eli Jay, Antonia, Isaac, and Elena Swenson, and great grandsons, Zeke and Liam O’Boyle. Miracle Turner preceded her grandfather in death in 1986.
Andersen, Jon Bud 1951 JC ~ 26-Dec-2008
Anderson, Augustus E., III 1951 JC ~ 23-Mar-1988
Arnet, COL Robert A., USA (Ret) 1951 SC
Arnhold, Ray C., Jr. 1951 JC
Aston, Lincoln 1951 HS
Beall, William Sebastian 1951 SC
Bettis, Henry H., Jr., JD 1951 SC ~ 12-May-2006
Bissell, Eugene W. 1951 HS ~ 07-Jan-2005
Blunt, Frank N. 1951 SC ~ 21-Oct-1997
Booker, Daniel E. 1951 JC ~ 14-Mar-1999
Bouchier, Ronald L. 1951 JC ~ 03-Jun-2014 beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at his home in Houston on Tuesday, the 3rd of June 2014, following complications from Altzheimers/Parkinson’s Diseases. He was 81. Ronald Bouchier, son of Buena and Tom W. Bouchier, grew up in Post, Texas. He was active in sports, the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated Post High School at the age of sixteen. He continued on to New Mexico Military Institute where he made life-long friends, participated in sports, and revealed the leadership qualities that later defined him. Ronnie earned his degree in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas. He was inducted into the Cowboy Honor Society, and served as president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma, retaining those friendships through the years. Following graduation, Ronnie Bouchier served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, after which he was employed by Manhattan Construction Company of Houston, Texas. He worked in Houston for three years before being sent to Lubbock, Texas to open offices that would oversee construction of commercial properties in Northwest Texas and New Mexico. He married Linda Lott, the love of his life, in Post, Texas in 1960. The couple lived in Lubbock, Texas until 1967 when they and their three children, Blair, Ryla, and Lew, moved to Houston, Texas. Once in Houston, Ronnie began a successful career in real estate and commercial office building development. He was also active in banking and overseas investment activities. A consummate gentleman, Ronnie was also known for his integrity and his unwavering belief in the goodness and opportunity in the United States of America. He held a strong belief in education and was a generous and private donor of countless scholarships to young people through the years. He was an enthusiastic participant in the New Mexico Military Alumni Association serving as a Director for twelve years, and its President for three years. Ronnie also served as a member of the University of Texas Student Union Board, enjoying an active association with former and current students. He was an avid reader and collector of books on history, with greatest concentration of interest on military history, especially on World War II. He remembered with great pleasure his trips to Normandy on D-Day anniversaries, and being in the congenial company of other military scholars and historians. He was known for his love of travel, love of family, love of friends, his menagerie of pets, and his wonderful sense of humor. Ronnie Bouchier is survived by his wife, Linda; son T. Blair Bouchier 1980 HS and his wife Janice of Taos, New Mexico, daughter, Ryla Bouchier and her fiance, Frank Spagnoletti, of Houston and son, R. Lew Bouchier 1984 HS, of Austin. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Nicole Bouchier, of Chicago, Illinois and grandsons, Austin and Maxfield Bouchier, of Austin.
Bowen, Lt Col Kenneth R., USAF (Ret) 1951 JC
Bridgford, Richard S. 1951 HS ~ 01-Aug-1955
Brinker, Norman E. 1951 JC ~ 09-Jun-2009 1931 – 2009 – A fun-loving husband; a compassionate father and an industry icon; an inspiration to all who knew and worked with him, Norman Brinker was a man whose character was illuminated by leadership, perseverance and generosity. Mr. Brinker passed away early on June 9, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was on vacation celebrating his 78th birthday. He died from aspiration pneumonia. With a smile on his face and an uncompromising commitment to giving and sharing, Norman Brinker’s integrity, entrepreneurship and competitive spirit made him a living legend. Born in Denver, Colorado on June 3, 1931, Mr. Brinker was the only child of Kathryn (Payne) and Eugene Brinker. He began his entrepreneurial career by raising rabbits and delivering newspapers while growing up in Roswell, New Mexico. He subsidized himself and paid his own way to attend the New Mexico Military Institute and San Diego State University where he was elected the first non-fraternity student body president and graduated with honors in 1957. In the midst of his college experience, Mr. Brinker joined the U.S. Navy in 1952 and served until 1954. In that same period he earned a berth on the 1952 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team and later competed in the 1954 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. In June of 1955, Mr. Brinker married tennis legend Maureen ‘Little Mo’ Connolly (she later died of ovarian cancer in 1969) and, in 1957, began working for Jack-In-The-Box Restaurants that, at the time, consisted of only five locations. He became a major partner and helped build Jack-In-The-Box into a national chain. In 1964, Mr. Brinker moved to Dallas and opened his first restaurant, Brink’s Coffee Shop on Gaston Avenue. Two years later, he launched Steak & Ale, introducing the salad bar into the casual dining experience and grew the business into a network of 109 restaurants before going public in 1971. Steak & Ale merged with the Pillsbury Company in 1976. That year, Mr. Brinker opened the first Bennigan’s Tavern and was also appointed executive vice president and a member of the board and in 1982 became president of Pillsbury Restaurant Group, by then, the second largest restaurant operation in the world. Passionately pursuing his vision, Mr. Brinker, in 1983, recognized an exciting opportunity to energize and grow a chain of 23 restaurants by the name of Chili’s. Soon after making an investment and becoming chairman and CEO of Chili’s Inc., the company went public in 1984 and in 1990 was renamed Brinker International. Today, as a recognized industry leader, the company owns three casual dining chains, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Maggiano’s Little Italy and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina; also a minority interest in Romano’s Macaroni Grill together totaling more than 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries and two territories, with 125,000 service-minded employees. In 1996, Mr. Brinker, with Donald T. Phillips, released his autobiography, On the Brink: The Life and Leadership of Norman Brinker. In 1985, Mr. Brinker was nationally recognized with the Horatio Alger Award, awarded to outstanding Americans who have succeeded in spite of adversity. Mr. Brinker’s affection for horses led him to polo as a young man. He opened the Willow Bend Polo & Hunt Club in Plano, Texas, in 1972. Four years later, he captured two of the grandest prizes in American polo competition, the USPA Gold Cup and U.S. Open. However, in 1993, Mr. Brinker was involved in a serious polo accident that left him in a coma for three weeks and partially paralyzed for three months. Although not expected to live, he returned to work at Brinker International headquarters within 100 days of the accident. Mr. Brinker retired from Brinker International in 2001, but continued to serve as chairman emeritus until his passing. He was former chairman of the United States Polo Association, a member of the Polo Hall of Fame, and an honored recipient of the Elliot Mentor Award from the Elliot Leadership Conference. He was also a recipient of the Augie Award from the Culinary Institute of America, and an inductee into the CIA Hall of Fame. Mr. Brinker was named Operator of the Year by Nation’s Restaurant News before receiving their Pioneer Award. He was also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Southern Methodist University, and named Distinguished Alumni by San Diego State University, as well as becoming a member of the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame. In 1990, he was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and on May 15, 2009, The Methodist Health System Foundation in Dallas bestowed on Mr. Brinker its coveted Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award. Mr. Brinker was an enthusiastic supporter to a number of civic and charitable organizations throughout the country. He was a longtime member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and until his death was active in the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). With Mr. Brinker’s guidance and financial support, his former wife, Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Organization. Both Mr. Brinker and his wife, Toni, were among the founding families of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, and each was active in organizing and supporting the widely acclaimed Brinker International Forum. The couple was also very active participants and supporters of the Salvation Army and The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Circle of the Alexis De Tocqueville Society of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. In addition to his devoted wife, Toni, Mr. Brinker is survived by his daughters Cindy Brinker Simmons and Brenda Brinker Bottum and her husband Steve; daughter Christina Brinker-Aschtgen, and her husband Chad; sons Eric and Mark Brinker, and Bryan Clark and his wife, Kristin; six grandchildren, William Simmons, Connor Bottum, Connolly Bottum, Caleb Brinker-Aschtgen, Emma Brinker-Aschtgen and Devin Clark; also his cousin Barbara Brock and her family.
Brown, Harry L., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 31-Mar-2014 was born August 29, 1930 to Harry and Louise Brown in Oklahoma City, OK. At two years of age, Harry won the Outstanding Baby Award at the Oklahoma State Fair. He was raised in the Fox and Ardmore area as a child and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1948. While in high school, Harry also attended the Georgia Military Academy and the New Mexico Military Institute. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Oklahoma where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology. He then graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a Master of Science in Geology. Harry served in the United States Army on a two-year term as a tank commander. Upon completion of his education, Harry moved home to Ardmore and had three sons, Harry III, Larry, and Jim. As a businessman in the oil and gas industry, Harry also dedicated his hard-work and passion towards cattle ranching in southern Oklahoma, where he enjoyed bulldozing timber and building ponds. He later became involved with the Ardmore Little Theater where he met Carol McDaniel. The two were married in 1967 and lived in Ardmore. One of Harry’s most recognizable hobbies was his love for woodworking; a cradle and rocking horse for his grandchildren were some of his most memorable pieces of ingenuity. Harry also enjoyed traveling throughout the world, camping with his family and friends, sailing at Lake Murray, and scuba diving as a spear fisherman. Harry passed from this life on March 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alan H. Brown; and son, Harry L. Brown III. Harry was survived by his wife Carol of the home; sons Larry Brown and his wife Danielle of Ardmore and Jim J. Brown and his wife Leah of Ramsey, MN; brother Dr. David R. Brown of Oklahoma City; and grandchildren Cody, Lauren, and Kate Brown of Ardmore and Anthony and Michael Brown of Ramsey, MN. Honorary pallbearers include each of Harry’s highly regarded friends from the Arbuckle Stock Club: Guy Bacon, Lee Coffey, Sam Daube, Bob Grissom, Gene Hill, Mike Richardson, Lynn Watkins, and Rudy White.
Brownell, Louis M., III 1951 HS ~ 16-Dec-2003
Bunn, John R., Jr. 1951 JC
Byrd, Dr. Walton E. 1951 HS ~ 16-Sep-2009  5/24/1933 to 9/16/2009. Walton Byrd, M.D., a beloved father, husband and healer passed away at the age of 76 on Sept. 16, 2009. He was laid to rest by his family in Stayton. Walton dedicated his life to helping patients in countless respects and will be dearly missed by so many he helped along the way. He gave family, friends, and patients alike, the same strength, spirit and compassion everyday; his legacy is one of true benefit to the lives of others.
Callaway, Donald A., Jr. 1951 HS
Cannon, Clem R. 1951 HS
Carlson, Robert C. 1951 JC
Chandler, Scott S. 1951 JC ~ 17-Aug-1997
Chesbro, Paul H. 1951 HS
Coddington, Robert E. 1951 HS ~ 15-Sep-1990
Collier, F. Thomas 1951 JC
Coury, John J. 1951 SC ~ 24-Mar-2003
Crockett, Frederick R. 1951 HS
Crouse, Keith E., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 15-Aug-1989
Cullen, William E. 1951 JC
Daughtrey, Lt Col Robert N., USAF (Ret) 1951 HS ~ 20-Jul-2005
DeFord, COL Maurice H., Jr., USA (Ret) 1951 JC
Dennie, Richard L. 1951 HS ~ 22-Apr-2010 Dallas, Texas passed away April 22, 2010 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 31 years, his granddaughter Ashley Elizabeth Dennie of Mountain City, Texas and his brother Donald Dennie and wife Donna of McKinney, Texas He was preceded in death by his daughter Lori Elizabeth Dennie. He was born February 19, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee to Frances N. Jordon and Norrell Dennie. Upon discharge from the United States Army in1955, he entered Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1960. Richard was a long time SMU supporter and a passionate sports fan. He was a member of the SMU Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board which is comprised of senior-level corporate leaders who have the experience and vision to help guide strategic directives for the school. In 1974 Richard founded and was the President of MFC Construction, an architectural and structural concrete project business. He was deeply loved by his family, many friends, and business associates. We will remember him for his enormous positive attitude, selfless generosity, and genuine personality.
Dowaliby, Charles B. 1951 HS ~ 30-Jun-2017 passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, June 30, 2017. A longtime resident of Roswell, “Carlos” (as he was known to his friends), was preceded in death by his father James Dowaliby; mother Evelyn Brice Dowaliby; as well as his beloved grandfather Judge Charles R. Brice; and grandmother Mary Evelyn Pruitt Brice.
Charles was born on April 15, 1933 in New York City and moved to Roswell when he was six years old. He attended public Schools in the city and later became a cadet at New Mexico Military Institute. He served three years in the U.S. Navy before enrolling at the University of New Mexico where he was a member of Pi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a degree in psychology and Spanish in 1960. He spent many years in Santa Fe where he wrote a political column for the Santa Fe New Mexican and was a special assistant to Governor David Cargo. Charles spent several years traveling in Mexico and later moved to El Paso, serving with the U.S. Border Patrol. Following his retirement, he moved back to Roswell where he enjoyed his final years visiting with old friends and enjoying the company of many pets. Charles is survived by his son Mark Dowaliby; brother James M. Dowaliby M.D.; by many friends including his faithful caregiver, Suzie Waldrip; his adopted second family, Sally, Lisa, and Ross Burkstaller, all of whom will miss his great sense of humor, generosity and loving concern for everyone.

Dunham, Richard E. “Dickie” 1951 HS ~ 10-Jul-2008 passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 10, 2008. A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, he was a loving and generous husband, father and grandfather, joyful businessman, golfer and friend to so many. Survived by his wife, Valerie; daughters, D’Ann Zeringue and husband Eric, and Kathryn Witty; son, Richard E. Dunham, II and wife Shannon; stepchildren, Mandy West and husband Gary labauve, and Mark West; and seven grandchildren. This kind gentleman will certainly be missed as a positive influence to so many.
Dutton, William L. 1951 SC ~ 25-Apr-2010
Eaton, Charles D., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 18-Mar-2016 passed away on March 18, 2016, in Tulsa, OK. Chuck was born in Pomona, California on August 22, 1933. He group up in Walden, Colorado, where his most treasured childhood memories were spending time working on his grandfather’s ranch. As a young man, he was an avid skier, and had a passion for flying, getting his pilot’s license in his teens. He was enlisted in the Navy, and worked in the aeronautics industry in California. He worked for American Airlines for 28 years, which brought him to Tulsa in 1967. He was very active in the Boy Scouts for many years, loved camping, hiking, sailing, photography and woodworking. He loved music of all kinds, especially opera. He was reunited with Peggy after 40 years, and married in 1988. They traveled extensively, spent time with many arts and crafts, spent time with friends, family, and doting on the precious grandkids. He lived an active, full life, and was a special man to so many. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Charles Eaton, his mother Allene Eaton, and son Charles D Eaton, III. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, his daughter Suzy and her husband Kevin, his brother Phil Eaton, sister Jane Johnson, his grandchildren Kinsey and Brogan Eaton and Blake and Katey Burns, step-daughter Janene Lewis and her husband Paul, and their girls, Gabrielle, Olivia, and Alexandra. He will be greatly missed by all.
Edmonds, R. Clyde 1951 SC ~ 28-Dec-2013 born June 28, 1929 in Lubbock, Texas, passed away December 28, 2013 in Sugar Land, Texas. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute, Richard joined The United States Army and was stationed in Germany. In his professional career, Richard was an auditor for the State of Texas, and later an executive in the construction industry. He was extremely active with the Shrine during his retirement years helping to support the children’s hospitals.
Evans, Dr. Donald C. 1951 JC
Evans, John W., Jr. 1951 JC
Evans, Robert G. 1951 HS ~ 13-Nov-2003
Evans, Wayne O. 1951 JC ~ 08-Aug-1993
Fieldgrove, Cecil H. 1951 HS ~ 17-Jul-2012  A 78 year old Buffalo rancher born Cecil Herman Fieldgrove on August 16, 1933 in Buffalo, WY, to Charles and Anna Fieldgrove. He grew up on the family ranch at Clearmont. During high school he was active in 4-H and showed champion Hereford cattle at the Denver Stock Show. He also became an accomplished calf roper. Cecil was known for his left-handed skill. He attended Buffalo High School from 1948 to 1951. He then went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1952. After high school he worked for the Brown/Kennedy Cattle Company. He later went into the ranching business with his father north of Gillette. In 1958 he was married to Janice Johnston of Ryan, OK, and they made their home on Little Powder until 1970. When his father and step- mother retired, he then took over the ranch at Gillette and also began to lease his mother’s ranch at Clearmont devoting his time between the two places. He worked for the sale barn in Gillette for extra money. He loved the livestock business and the people he met along the way. He enjoyed trading cattle and trying to make a quick buck. In 1999 he retired and turned the ranch over to his two boys. Later in life, he enjoyed poker parties with his friends, fishing in the mountains, and attending all of his grandchildren’s events. He also was a member of the Kalif Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Janice of 54 years, his two sons: Rusty (Mary Jane) Fieldgrove of Sheridan, WY, and Ryan (Teresa) of Buffalo, WY, one brother, Pat Cusick of San Antonio, TX, one sister, Gwen Barney, of West Valley City, Utah, one cousin, Hermanetta Christian of Buffalo, WY, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Foster, Jerry L. 1951 HS ~ 25-Apr-2009 76, of Shumway, AZ, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on April 25, 2009. Jerry was born April 3, 1933 in Fort Thomas, AZ, to Charlie Joyce “Hodge” Foster and Margaret Preston Foster Bourdon. After his father, Hodge, passed away, Jerry spent his younger years raised on Bourdon Ranch by his mother, Margaret and his step-father, William “Bill” Bourdon, with his brother, Roger Foster and his sister, Joyce Foster. In the early 1950’s Jerry joined the Air Force and in 1951 he fell in love with and married Marva Lou “Mickey” Sanders. They raised a family and lived on their land in Shumway, Arizona. Jerry spent many years working as an engineer in Africa, South America, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. After traveling Jerry was an entrepreneur start his own businesses and in his later years was a Master Mason and a Past Master in the Chalcedony Lodge #6 F and AM of Holbrook, AZ. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Hodge Foster, his step-father, Bill Bourdon, his mother, Margaret Bourdon and his sister, Joyce Foster Fisher. Surviving family are his wife, Marva Lou “Mickey” Foster, sons Dennis Hodge (Christy) Foster, William Ben (Dawn) Foster, daughters Debbie (John) Leiferman, Diane (Larry) Holland, Jodie (Roy) Calderon, brother Roger Foster, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with two more on the way.
Garcia, Antonio S. 1951 HS
Glass, George H. 1951 HS
Gomez, Michael 1943 JC-1951 SC ~ 08-Sep-2009 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009. He is survived by his two children, Anna Maria Craytor and husband, Steven of Gresham, OR and Miguel Gomez and wife, Jenny of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Miquela Craytor, Lana Craytor-Mabry and husband, Kyle, Samual Craytor and wife, Polly, and Maria Cristina Gomez; one great-grandchild, Israel Mabry; sister, Mary Dow and her children and grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Pacheco Gomez in 1996. He was born in Roswell, NM on September 20, 1928 and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology. Michael served in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict, as a 1st Lieutenant. After moving to Albuquerque, Michael sold insurance for awhile. He then owned several businesses including Crown Lounge. When Michael retired, he volunteered in delivering prescriptions and meals to the homebound. Michael loved to help others. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Honorary pallbearers will be Miquela Craytor, Lana Craytor-Maybry, Samuel Craytor, Maria Cristina Gomez. 
Govan, 1LT Joseph G., USA 1951 SC  Korea-Killed in action – asphyxiated by carbon monoxide in his tank while on the Korean front on 15 October 1952.
Graham, William Talmadge “Billy”, Jr. 1949 HS-1951 JC ~ 27-Aug-2016 passed from this life on August 27, 2016 at home after an extended illness. He was born at Mimbres Hot Springs on December 28, 1930 and was delivered by his maternal grandfather, Dr. R. F. Stovall. He grew up on the family ranch on the Mimbres River where he loved to ride from a very young age. His parents were William (Bill) and Reina Graham. Billy went to school in San Juan, then Santa Rita and then Silver City where he boarded with Mrs. Setzler during his 8th and 9th grades. He then moved to Roswell, where he attended New Mexico Military Institute from 1947 to 1952. While attending NMMI he played polo, representing the institute across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated Junior College from NMMI and was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served two years at Ellsworth Military Base in South Dakota. After leaving the military he came back to the family ranch where he met and on August 16, 1957, married Beth Glenn. Billy adopted her children James (Bub) Graham and Victoria (Vickie) Graham. He attended New Mexico State University for a short while. In 1958 he moved back to Grant County where he worked for area ranches and completed his family with the birth of his youngest son, John (Bill) Graham. In March of 1966 Billy moved his family to his in-laws ranch in Hurley and began working for Kennecott Copper Corporation in the Smelter. Billy retired in 1985, and lived on the ranch until his death. He was a 4-H leader and a Grant County Fair board member for many years. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Elks Club and on a bowling league in Hurley. Billy served Farm Bureau as President as well as a member of many committees. Billy had many friends and a large family that will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents William T. and Reina Graham and his brother, Richard Graham. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beth Graham of the home; his daughter, Vickie McCauley and husband Joe of Silver City; son, Bub Graham and wife Gail of Silver City; and son, Bill Graham and wife Lisa of Floyd, NM. Grandchildren: Shaun McCauley and wife Annie of Tucumcari, Heidi Vermillion and husband Josh of Silver City; Ashley White and husband Tyler of Silver City; Autumn Robertson and husband John of Silver City; Brock Graham of Wamego, KS and Lauren Graham of Junction City, KS. Great Grandchildren: Lexie, Nolan and Riley Vermillion; Preston White and Wyatt Robertson. Sister-in-law, Jean Graham, her children Rick, Robin and Gail and their families. Sister-in-law Bobbie Turner and her daughter Lou Anna.
Hanly, Floyd F. 1951 HS ~ 03-Aug-2009
Haren, Charles W. “Tod”, Jr. 1951 HS ~ 24-Apr-2013 79, Leawood, KS, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Saint Joseph Health Center. Tod was born April 26, 1933, in Kansas City, MO the son of Dorothy and Wells Haren of Kansas City, KS. Tod attended Wyandotte High School, New Mexico Military Institute, University of Arkansas and the University of Kansas where he pledged Sigma Chi and became a lifelong loyal Sig. While at KU, Tod met his future bride, Nathalie Sherwood, a Gamma Phi. After KU, Tod served his country as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division where he was awarded a commendation for his service. Returning to Kansas City, Tod and Nathalie were married in 1956 and started their married life at Lake Quivira. Tod’s career in the construction business has focused on the Haren & Laughlin Construction Company which was founded by his father in 1932 and is now owned and operated by the third generation of his family, Wells Haren. Tod was an active community leader and served as president of the Ozanam Home for Boys, Variety Club, Rotary Club of Overland Park, Greater Kansas City Association of General Contractors, Saddle & Sirloin Club, and was Co-Chair of the American Royal Queen Committee and the Summer Gala 10 of the American Cancer Society. Tod had served as a member or director of the Leawood Zoning and Ordinance Appeal Board, Sigma Chi Alum Chapter, Summer Gala Committee, American Royal Board of Governors, American Royal Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America, Builder’s Association of Greater Kansas City, Johnson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Barstow Board of Trustees and the Leawood Foundation Board of Trustees. Tod was awarded the National Jefferson Award for Outstanding Services benefiting the Greater Kansas City Community in 1985, named the Man of Year for the Ozanam Home for Boys in 1978, the Man of the Year by Women in Construction in 1975, made an honorary alum of The Barstow School in 2006 and inducted to the Waterfowlers Hall of Fame in 2010. Tod is survived by his wife, Nathalie Sherwood Haren, his children, Beth Haren Lynch and her husband, Robert, Atlanta GA, Nan Haren Hughes and her husband Gary and his sons Gary Jr. and Cory, Atlanta GA, Wells Haren III and his wife Renee, Stilwell, KS, and three grandchildren, Charles Harrison Haren, II, and his wife Cassie, Margaret Renee Haren and Jarrett Wells Lynch, a sister, Gail McMichael and her husband Robert, Sacramento, CA, and his first cousin, Helen Ro Haren, Overland Park, KS.
Harlan, Wade E. 1951 JC ~ 25-Aug-1995
Harris, Frank R. 1949 HS-1951 JC ~ 19-Nov-2006 Magma Update Editor, Frank Richard Harris passed away on November 19, 2006 in Tucson, at age 74. A militant lifelong smoker, Mr. Harris succumbed to its effects. Mr. Harris retired as director of public relations for Newmont Mining Corp., Operations in San Manuel and Superior (formerly Magma Copper Co., and now BHP). A reader and writer, Mr. Harris was a polymath, an armchair traveler, and a man of good taste and proper grammar. He loved the desert and had to live next to it for morning walks and mountain views. Residents of the San Manuel area will remember Mr. Harris as Magma spokesman, founding editor of the Magma Update, a Rotarian, and a long-serving library board member. Frank also drank his share of coffee with the talkers at the San Manuel Drug Store. Born in Cushing, Oklahoma, to pioneering Oklahoma and Texas families, Mr. Harris graduated high school from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, college from University of Oklahoma, and graduate school from the Thunderbird School of International Management. Mr. Harris is survived by his wife Helen Patricia, daughters Sarah, Ellen, and Ann, sons-in-law Jessie Rodriguez and Carl Hoff, grandchildren Pike Romero (Brandi), Jessica Rodriguez, and Sarah Rodriguez.
Henson, Charles R. 1951 HS ~ 03-Mar-1994
Hillger, Dave R. 1951 HS ~ 16-Oct-2009
Hinkle, James L. 1951 JC ~ 13-Aug-2007
Hoffman, Joseph J. 1951 JC ~ 30-Dec-2012
Hogan, Martin T., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 19-Jul-1985
Holt, Robert B. 1951 HS ~ 25-Feb-2012 passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Bobby loved Midland, TX, ranching, oil business, polo, rodeos, racing, law enforcement, working out, politics, Mexico, Polo cologne, the Petroleum Club “Round Table”, flying planes, magic, and Western Art. He competed on the professional rodeo circuit, and played polo. He supported the sport of horse-track racing, and Jim Hall’s indycar racing team. He started his dedication to politics as Vice Chair of West Texas finance committee for Bush for Senate in 1964, and continued throughout the rest of his life to raise money for George H.W. Bush and later George W. Bush. One of his political highlights was co-chairing the forty-first Inaugural Committee in 1989. He served six years on the Midland City Council, and two years as Mayor-Pro-Tem, as well as on the Airport Board for over 20 years. He was a commissioner of the Department of Public Safety for fifteen years, under four different governors, where he also held the position of Chairman. Most recently, he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Border Security Council by Governor Perry. He was one of the original supporters in bringing the C.A.F. to Midland. He has served on many local, state, and national boards and commissions. He was honored at both the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame and at the University of Arizona Outstanding Citizen Award. He was dedicated to public service, honoring his family heritage, and being a wonderful father. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fay Holt Flynt and O.B. Holt Jr., his sister, Dorothy Faye, and nephew, F. Kirk Johnson III. He is survived by his daughters, Andrea Catania and Holly Williamson; their mother, Joanie Holt; his grandsons, Holt and Ashlin Williamson, and Rick Catania; his sons-in-law Richard Catania and Barry Williamson; his nieces Debbie Johnson Head and Demar Johnson Hopson. The family would like to thank the wonderful people who have worked for him for many years: Gloria Stephenson, Dean Soper, and J.B. and Audrey Whatley.
Howe, J. Copeland 1951 SC ~ 13-Oct-2010
Hoye, Jerry B. 1951 HS ~ 15-Jun-2000
Huff, Hugh M., III 1951 JC
Imel, Jack E. 1951 HS ~ 02-May-2005
Into, Henry A. 1951 JC ~ 06-Mar-2016
Ireland, COL Merritte W., USA (Ret) 1946 HS-1949 JC-1951 SC ~ 31-Jul-2000  71 of Denver, died July 31. He was 71. He was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Memphis, Tenn. He is survived by three sons, Victor C., Laguna Beach, CA, Merritte W., III, Golden, and John D., Laguna Niguel, CA; and a grandchild.
Irwin, Claude B. 1951 JC ~ 08-Jun-1997
Johnson, Allan L. 1951 JC ~ 14-Jan-1990
Jolton, Robert D. 1951 JC ~ 17-Jan-2016 husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to countless died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at his longtime Manchester home. He was 84 years old. Born in Lamar, Colo., in 1931, Bob’s military service and longtime career as director of Jewish Federation was forever eclipsed by his devotion to his family, friends and community. Bob’s greatest passion was his wife of nearly 50 years, Judith; their sons, Jeffrey and Steven (Lauren); and his beloved “Grand-Jewels,” Isabel and Bailey, with whom he shared his last days. As strong as Bob’s love of family was his commitment to friends and community. He was unwavering in his devotion not only to Manchester’s Jewish Community, but the community as a whole. Bob passing has left an indelible mark on all the people and projects he touched throughout his life, and his contributions will be deeply missed as much as he will be.
Jones, Dr. Amos D. 1951 HS
Jones, Carl H. 1951 HS ~ 02-Jan-1979
Jones, Milton Frederic 1951 JC ~ 08-Jul-2008 Milton Frederic 79, passed away July 8, 2008. Survivors include his wife Carla Sanborn-Jones; daughter Victoria Ann Jones Kirby of Georgia; Sister Patricia Strahorn of Newark, Delaware; and grandsons Andrew Stephen Kirby of Jacksonville, Florida and Zachary Ryan Kirby of Roswell, Georgia.
Joyce, Charles F., III 1951 JC
Kehler, Donald L. 1951 HS ~ 03-Jul-2000
Kelley, Jon A. 1951 HS ~ 26-Mar-2010 76, of Snyder, TX passed away March 26, 2010 and has gone to be with our Heavenly Father. Jon was a devout Christain man that not only believed, but lived a Godly life. He was born in Jayton, TX, on June 29, 1933. Jon married Patsy Joann Mason on March 28, 1952 in Lubbock, TX. They raised three kids, of which are Pam Killough, Jon Allen, Jr., Kelley and Bobby Kelley. After attending High School in Jayton, he went to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Thereafter he joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Smith, AR. He worked for Mobil Oil Company for 33 years. Jon is survived by his wife Pat of Snyder, a daughter and son in law, Pam Killough and husband Glen of Post, 2 sons and daughters in law, Jon Allen Kelley, Jr., and wife Vickie of Midland, and Bobby Kelley and wife Gay also of Midland. Sevem Grandchildren, Chad Williams and wife J.J. of Snyder, Amanda Workman of Canyon, Morgan Clayton and husband Chris of Katy and Jill Locklar and husband Justin of Midland, Marci Atencio and husband Joe of Lubbock, and Kolten and Shelbe Kelley of Midland. 1 Sister, Pat Watkins of Seguin, TX and four Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Dad and Mom, Claude Kelley and Sue Crider, 2 sisters Rhoda Lou and Claudine. Jon was a pillar of the community and will be missed by all. “Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil.”
Kennedy, Frank W. 1951 HS
Knowles, Robert Lochlan, Jr. 1951 SC ~ 26-Jun-2005
Koffman, Max A., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 10-Jul-1991
Lamb, Richard F. 1951 HS ~ 07-Jan-2012
Land, James D. 1951 JC ~ 16-Feb-2014
Lauderdale, James H. 1951 JC ~ 09-Nov-2016 passed from this life on November 9, 2016 . Born June 7, 1931 in Mercedes, Texas, his entire adult life was spent in the Rio Grande Valley where his legal practice and community service spanned over five decades. Jim was a graduate of Mercedes High School (1949); New Mexico Military Institute (1951); and, The University of Texas (1953). After two years in the U.S. Air Force, he attended The University of Texas School of Law (1959). Upon graduation, he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Throughout his legal career and community service, Jim served as General Counsel for Rio Farms, Inc., as Municipal Judge for City of Mercedes, on the Board of Directors of Knapp Medical Center, and on the school board for the Mercedes Independent School District.He is survived by his daughter, Sara Lauderdale Tippit and husband, John, of McAllen; his son, James H. Lauderdale, Jr. and wife Julie, of Budapest, Hungary; his sister, Laura Nell Lauderdale Cluett and husband, Pete, of Houston. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: John, Chris, and Michael Tippit of McAllen and Will and Katherine Lauderdale of Budapest, Hungary. He was preceded in death in 2008 by his wife Virginia (Ginger) Owens Lauderdale, to whom he was married for 49 years.
LeBow, Joe W., Jr. 1951 SC ~ 15-Feb-2002
LeBus, Roy T. 1951 JC
Lee, Thomas C. 1951 JC
Lester, Jimmy C. 1951 JC ~ 13-Apr-2005
Ligon, David R. 1951 JC ~ 01-Mar-2016 Here’s to the Gypsy, the self-proclaimed Soldier of Fortune. David Robert Ligon 1951 JC rolled into this life Sept. 13, 1931, in Alpine, Texas, and blew into the next one, late as usual, on the Ides of March, 2016, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A boatload of merry souls welcomed him there, including his son, Robert M. “Pete” Ligon; grandson, Byron Ligon; sister, Dulcie Boykin; and his parents, Frances and Aston Ligon. Those who will catch up with him later include his daughter, Vicki Ligon; son, Mark Ligon; daughter-in-law, Carla Ligon; five grandkids; and four great-grands, plus his very lifeblood, friends from every walk, every strata, and every continent. David grew up in Fort Stockton, Texas, attending schools there, as well as New Mexico Military Institute, Texas Tech, and New Mexico A&M. But this nomad preferred the school of life, and learned early to follow his heart wherever it took him. He worked on windmills for a living, spending long hours in camps under the stars, teaching himself along the way to play guitar, speak Spanish, cook for crowds, sing a song, tool leather, time a joke, tell a story, and cultivate friendships. Those friendships, and an insatiable thirst for adventure, led him to producing his annual Nickel Creek Music Festival for 40-something years, drilling water wells in Hawaii, traveling the world over, bit parts in television, several marriages, and even selling brassieres (“we cater to the biggies”). He would try anything once, and a friend remarked, “If you don’t know David Ligon, sit down on any corner, anywhere, and I guarantee within 15 minutes, he’ll be by.” He taught folks to slow down, grab every moment and savor it, love your friends like there’s no tomorrow, sing loud, and LAUGH, often and hard!
Lindsey, Robert T. 1951 SC
Luck, MAJ Glenn M. 1951 HS
Massengale, David W. 1951 JC ~ 27-Nov-1999
Massengale, Walter B. 1951 JC ~ 13-Jan-2001
Matzinger, Robert R. 1951 HS ~ 01-Jul-1999
McArdle, Thomas E., III 1951 SC
McClure, George K. 1951 JC ~ 30-Oct-2004
McComas, John E. 1951 HS ~ 01-Apr-1983
McNairy, Robert E. 1951 SC ~ 18-Apr-2018 88, of Pilot Point, Texas, died on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Robert was born on February 7, 1930 in Vernon, Texas. A son of Maurice Vern McNairy and Alene McNairy. He graduated from Vernon High School in 1947. He went on to the New Mexico Military Institute, where he graduated in 1951. Robert served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1954. After his service, he returned to Vernon, Texas. He worked in the administration offices of Vernon Independent School District for 10+ years. He is survived by his sister, Mary Lynn Robertson of Vernon. He is also survived by his two daughters Cecelia Anne Tandy of Louisville, KY, and Susan Martinez of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by his three sons. Bobby McNairy of Sanger, TX, Dan McNairy of Pilot Point, TX, and Bill McNairy of Pilot Point, TX. He is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Mark McNairy.
Milroy, Emery B. 1951 JC ~ 31-Dec-2011 82, of Empire, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Munson Hospice House.
Mitchell, Louie E., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 02-Nov-2000
Moir, Eric McD. 1951 JC
Monaghan, Ray K. 1951 JC ~ 03-Oct-2004
Morey, Sammy W. 1951 JC
Morgan, John Hayden 1951 HS ~ 07-Jun-2017 John Hayden Morgan, aged 83 of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, in Nevada. He was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Otho Elmer and Argie Isophine (Nelson) Morgan. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, N.M., in 1951. He continued his education at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, graduating in 1955. While in college he met Jennie Bess George, whom he married in 1953. At the completion of his college degree in business, he entered military service. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army until 1957. Upon completion of his military service and Ranger training, Hayden and Jennie returned to Tulia, Texas, where they began farming and ranching. When the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, Hayden was recalled to active service and achieved the rank of Captain. The family moved to Nevada in 1965 where he continued farming/ranching. He served his community as a state representative from 1971-1976, then as Presiding Commissioner of Vernon County Commissioner from 1979-1982. Additionally, he served on boards of numerous community organizations. He was especially honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Quality Products, Inc. Hayden is survived by wife Jennie, of the home; two sons, John Morgan and his wife, Evelyn, Lexington, Mo., and Sam Morgan, Nevada; one daughter, Linda Thornburgh and her husband, Jerry, Roeland Park, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Taegan Morgan, Tyne Hulsey and her husband, James, Taylon Morgan, Melissa Wilkinson, Sam Morgan and his wife, Michelle, Jessica Chilcoat and her husband, Aaron, and Erin Thornburgh-Fast and her husband, Paul; seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Gage, Brandon, Gavin, Hayden, Kinsler and Kimbrel; several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two brothers, George Morgan and his wife, Georgia, Tulia, Texas, and Roger Morgan, Tulia, Texas; and one sister, Marilyn Winborn and her husband, Dwight, Fredricksburg, Texas.
Mulkey, Dick E. S. 1951 JC ~ 20-Oct-2002
Murray, James M., III 1951 HS
Northcutt, James J. 1951 JC
O’Connell, Raymond J. 1951 JC ~ 10-Jul-2005
Payson, COL Samuel C., USA (Ret) 1951 JC
Peacock, John W. 1951 JC
Pepin, I. M. 1951 HS ~ 08-Nov-2009
Porcher, James J. 1951 JC ~ 12-Oct-2009  79, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Paloma Blanca Nursing Home in Albuquerque. Jim was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Deming to Frank Smith and Margarette Bryan Porcher. Early childhood was at the ranch in Cedar Grove, south of Gage, N.M. Jim began his life as a cowboy at the age of five. He graduated from Deming High School and attended the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Military Institute. He married Barbara Nash of Wilburton, OK, in 1950. The couple made their home in Cedar Grove and later at the family ranch south of Gage where he worked for his grandmother, Margaret Todhunter.The couple had three sons, James Smith, Paul Gordon and William Dean. In 1965 his parents purchased the POL Ranch east of Columbus where Jim and his brother Bryan partnered with their parents Frank and Margarette to renovate the downtrodden ranch into a first class outfit. Jim was born a cowboy, a pair of boots and a cowboy hat, a part of his persona that he retained until to the end of his life. Jim is survived by his sons, James S. “Jim” Porcher 1971 JC (Ron Bronitsky), Paul Porcher (Richard Gibson), Bill Porcher (Barbara); his granddaughter, Lauren Margarette Porcher; brother, F. Bryan Porcher 1948 HS-1951 JC-1952 SC (Pat); sister, Patricia Porcher Forbes (Henry); nephews, Bryan Porcher, Joseph A. Porcher 1972 HS-1974 JC, and Robert Haack and nieces, Phyllis (Brad) Griffin and Kama Haack Henderson.
Pounds, Lynnwood E. 1951 JC ~ 15-Oct-1992
Ralls, Dr. Rawleigh H., III 1951 JC ~ 30-Jul-1991
Reagan, Richard B. 1951 JC ~ 29-Apr-2001
Renfro, Norman C. 1951 JC ~ 16-Sep-2018  died at home in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 with his wife Beverly by his side. “Big Norm” was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma on November 4, 1929, the only child of Calvin and Irene Renfro. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1948 and attended college at NMMI, where he excelled as an athlete. After completed his associate’s degree, Norm’s career took him to Colorado, South Dakota and California. In 1972, Norm returned to the Village of Capitan, New Mexico, where he owned and operated the Smokey Bear Motel & Restaurant and the Branding Iron Saloon. His love for quarter horse racing led to his co-ownership of Malpais Warrior, a qualifier for the All American Futurity. After selling the restaurant and motel he became a poker dealer at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, a job he truly loved. During this time, Norm also served as a Capitan Village councilman and a two-term Mayor. Norm was an avid golfer and loved all sports, especially golf and football. Over his lifetime Norm achieved four hole-in-ones, the last one, being at Cree Meadows Golf Course in Ruidoso, New Mexico, at age 87. Norm was a kind and gentle soul and well loved by all of his friends and family. He treated everyone with respect and kindness. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Norm is survived by wife Beverly of Ruidoso Downs, NM; Daughter Becky Renfro of Albuquerque, NM; Sons Gary (Carolyn) Renfro of Ruidoso; Mikel & Barbara Krause of Phoenix, AZ; Lance & Heath Lamay of Ruidoso, NM; Granddaughters Lindsey & Casey Mirau of Plano, TX; Tracey Renfro and Fiance Sean O’Brien of Seattle, WA; Tara Lamay of Las Cruces, NM; Brother-In-Law Dennis & Mary Stewart of Ruidoso, NM, Sister-In-Law, Sherry & Marc Stephens of Ft. Worth, TX, and Nephews Marc Stewart of Ruidoso, NM, and Kelly (Kenny) Stewart of Lebanon, TN.
Ridley, Bobby J. 1951 JC
Rieder, MSG Robert A., USA (Ret) 1949 JC-1951 SC ~ 01-Jan-2009  died peacefully at home on January 1, 2009. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 3, 1930. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Birdie. He is survived by his children, Barbara Alderson of Denver, CO; Bobby Rieder, Jr. (Jeanette) of Sinton, TX; and Alfred Rieder (Candice) of Rosenberg, TX; and their mother, Ruby Rieder of Corpus Christi, TX; eight grandchildren, Justin Alderson (Rachel) of Lewisville, TX; Bryan Alderson (Jessica) of Uvalde, TX; Joshua, Jacob and Joey (Melissa) Rieder; Stephen, Camden and Aryn Rieder; seven great-grandchildren; and his companion and loyal friend of many years, Elizabeth Rameriz of San Antonio. Robert, a 1952 graduate of the University of Texas, retired from the U.S. Army after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Hawaiian club and an active member of the ministry team of the Eisenhauer Road Baptist Church. Robert was a 20-year volunteer at the History and Traditions Museum at Lackland AFB and was also very active in numerous hobbies.
Riggins, Robert R. 1951 HS
Rolston, Richard H. 1951 JC ~ 26-Feb-2006
Ross, Benny R. 1951 HS
Ross, Dwight M., Jr. 1951 JC
Salley, Jerry L. 1951 JC ~ 10-Jun-2010  died Thursday, June 10, 2010, in his home, in Nixa, Missouri, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Jerry was born, May 31, 1931, on the family farm in Liberal, Kansas, to Hiram and Mozelle Salley. As a young boy, he attended Liberty School in rural Seward County, not far from the family farm. After attending New Mexico Military during his teen years, he returned home, graduating from Liberal High School. After graduation, Jerry started his career by working with his father in the family businesses of farming and ranching, as well as Salley Tire and Feed. He became a well-known figure in Seward County, with many business interests, including Salley RV Center, Salley Feed Company, and variety of other ventures. He retired and moved to Nixa, Missouri, in 2003. Jerry had a love for classic cars, four-wheeling, and racing. His passion for cars started as a young man, when he began racing midgets. Over the years, his love of cars grew into a lifelong hobby of restoring classic autos-his collection is still maintained at his home and at the Branson Auto Museum. He is survived by his wife, Leola of Nixa, Missouri; his sons, Bill and wife Emma Jean of Liberal, Kansas, Craig of Denver, Colorado, Bruce and wife Theresa of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his daughters, Kay Owsley and husband Larry of Edmond, Oklahoma, Reenie Jackson of Liberal, Kansas, Jeanie Whited and husband Bill of Rochester Hills, Michigan; his step-daughter Michelle Turner and husband Greg of Wichita, Kansas; nephews Gregg Yocum and wife Susan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Neal Wade Yocum and wife Angie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; plus many other nieces, nephews, 25 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives, Jo in 1993 and Rosie in 2002; son, Tim; and granddaughter, Kim.
Schelldorf, John C. 1951 JC ~ 09-Jan-2012 Sundance, WY. -John C. “Jack” Schelldorf, 80, died Jan. 9, 2012, at “Close to Home” Hospice House in Gillette. Survivors include his wife, Janice of Sundance; children, Marilyn Christensen and Nancy Long, both of Gillette, and David Schelldorf of Sundance; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Scherotter, Howard I. 1951 SC
Schilling, Franklin N. 1951 HS
Schnedar, John A. 1951 JC ~ 10-Dec-1998
Schnurmacher, Gerald F. 1951 HS ~ 08-May-2011
Schuler, Warren B. 1951 HS ~ 12-Dec-2003
Schumacher, Robert R. 1951 HS ~ 13-Aug-2009
Seligman, Gerald N. 1951 HS ~ 13-Aug-2006
Sentell, Joseph W. 1951 HS ~ 25-Jan-2002
Sharp, Samuel N. 1951 JC ~ 25-Jan-2012 Our highly conversational and loving father, Sam, passed away on January 25, 2012. Sam, born on September 7, 1931, grew up in his beloved Troup, TX, where he was facilitated to adulthood by his parents Sam and Opal Louise, younger sisters Susan and Diane, and a bevy of loving aunts: Ruby, Pearl, Jewel, Ben, Mary, and Topsy; it was East Texas, after all. Conversation filled with odd detail was a hallmark of Sam’s personality. He had a knack for remembering names and faces as well as knowing where your great grandmother was from and what she liked to bake, or knowing someone who was from where you were… Another hallmark of Sam was his commitment to community. Sam served on numerous civic, charitable and religious organizational boards, both big and small. Sam helped bring other organizations to the Bryan-College Station area including Habitat for Humanity for which he mentored a student to bring it to fruition, donated a house for an office, was instrumental in the background planning and raising core funding, and was able to see the 200th house dedicated in the fall of 2011. Sam also partnered to help bring Hospice Brazos Valley to the area. Sam also founded the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley. Sam and Louise established The Dictionary Program by giving a dictionary to every 3rd grade student in Bryan ISD and encouraging Cheddar’s Restaurant to do the same for College Station ISD. Acknowledgement of these and other contributions to the Brazos Valley was noted on Sam’s 80th birthday in 2011 when the mayors of Bryan and College Station proclaimed the day ‘Sam Sharp Day’. Sam was honored for his contributions to the community by numerous awards and recognitions. Perseverance was part of Sam’s vocabulary starting very early. A Troup shoe man attached football cleats on an old pair of Sam’s brown shoes when he was on the Troup Tiger High School football team when they didn’t have football shoes in size 13; he wanted to play football and he did. He wasn’t good at it but he did try. He also tried to make a difference in the lives of others and his community; he was successful at that. People were a big part of Sam’s life. His profession was law but he also gave asked for guidance often. After his ’emancipation’ from his paying job, he often met with people at home to talk about their best interests and how they could be met. If you knew Sam, and if he knew you, you probably received at least one cut out article from a newspaper or magazine that had something to do with something you were interested in; and often with a red felt pen underlining to point you to the information of interest. Sam and Louise had an annual New Year’s Day party hallmarked by a 5-gallon crockpot of Bloody Marys and a mascot named Serendipity, and in 1963 they started a 4th of July parade in North Oakwood that still goes on each year; one could say that Sam liked a party. Sam also liked and attended St. Andrews Episcopal Church where he and Louise planted trees and flowers and watched them grow. Sam loved trees and water. Water and trees are the subject of many a painting that Sam would bring home to hang on the walls, but alas, he had to stop doing this when wall space ran out. Sam and his family made a journey to the Gulf Coast of Texas during his last days to see the water and eat seafood at Gaido’s, a favorite haunt. Professionally, Sam began work at First State Bank & Trust, whose name was later changed to First Bank & Trust, as Vice President, Director, and stock holder. Sam later became president of Bryan Building and Loan Association that, at the time, was the largest financial institution in Brazos County. Moving on, he became President of Dillon, Geisenschlag and Sharp, and of the Brazos County Abstract Company. Sam later opened the two-story Sharp Tower where he housed his law office. A sense of humor was never lost on Sam. Sam married his patient and lovely bride, Frances Louise Cronenwett, on September 1, 1956. They moved to Bryan in 1962 after a stint in the Navy and work in Dallas. They have three very smart and adoring children: Sydney Cronenwett Sharp of Dallas, Texas; Amy Nelson Sharp of Bryan, Texas; and, Stuart Peyton Sharp of Austin, Texas. Sam will be missed. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Evans and Opal Louise Sharp, and his sister Susan Sharp Smith. Sam is survived by his still lovely bride, Frances Louise Sharp; his, children Sydney, Amy and Stuart; the cat, Ash; and the dog, Greta. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Sharp Lederer; and her children, Sally Gene Lederer and Bradley Sharp Lederer; his nephews, Slaton Sharp Smith, Shannon Lee Smith, Will Joseph Cronenwett, and Cary Treadwell Cronenwett; and his brother-in-law, William Treadwell Cronenwett. There are many other family members as well as adopted aunts, uncles and cousins, who are too numerous to list but are loved never the less. The family would also like to acknowledge the love and support of friends during Sam’s life; you know who you are.
Short, Virgil L. 1951 JC ~ 03-Jun-2007 Mr. Short died June 3, 2007, at a Tyler hospital.He was born May 9, 1930, in McCamey to the late Les and Georgia Moser Short. He was owner of Short/Field Chevrolet Dealership in Denver City for more than 24 years, and lived for 20 years in Runaway Bay, where he was a member of Runaway Bay Community Church. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gwenette Glover Short, Runaway Bay; sons, Gary Short, Cedar Park, Gregg Short, Tyler, and Van Short, Austin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Silvis, Levi Richard 1951 HS ~ 14-Mar-1996
Smith, Norman R. 1951 HS ~ 08-Dec-2008 76, passed away Dec. 8, 2008. He was born in Dexter on August 25, 1932, and raised on his family’s farm in East Grand Plains. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Russell and Agnes McMains Smith. Norman attended New Mexico Military Institute, and New Mexico State University. He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Miller and her husband, Ron, of Roswell, Sandra Koonce and her husband, Neal, of Houston, and Susan Douvry and her husband, Peter, of Cypress, Texas; grandsons, Ryan Miller and his wife, Nicole, and Randy Miller all of Roswell, and Stephen and Christopher Douvry, of Cypress; great-grandchildren, Colton and Nadia Miller, of Roswell; three stepsons whom he loved very much, Gary Stephens and his companion, Joe Blomberg, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Kim R. Stephens 1974 HS and his wife, Allison, and Clyde Stephens 1976 HS-1978 JC and his companion, Rick Boling; step-grandchildren, Michelle and Tanner Stephens, all of Ft. Myers, FL; his sisters, Beverly Burton, and her husband, Don, and Cheryl Smith-Spiedell and her husband, Steve, all of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. He spent many years as a farmer and in agriculture-related sales. He was a charter member of the East Grand Plains Lions Club, and a member of 4-H, Jaycees, East Grand Plains Volunteer Fire Department, Elks Lodge BPOE, Farm Bureau, the Masons and the Shrine Temple, and was a Boy Scout leader. He learned to fly at an early age and never lost his love of flying. His passion for travel was cut short by his need for dialysis, which was a big disappointment for him. He never met a stranger; he loved life, and had many wonderful friends all over the country. Several very special friends in Ruidoso helped him survive as long as he did with his serious illness this past year, and the family thanks you for all your support.
Snowden, Robert P., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 21-Nov-1995
Spencer, Clyde N. 1951 SC ~ 29-Apr-2005
Stevens, William C. 1951 HS
Stott, Charles E., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 19-Aug-2017  Charlie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Juanita, daughter Vicki (Koch), and sons; Charles, Tim, and Bruce. His seven grandchildren include Lauren, Kayla, Charlie (Koch), Joe (Koch), Matthew (Koch), Natasha, and Ben. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Ethel, and sister Priscilla. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, and valued friend to many others. Charlie was born to Charles Sr. and Ethel (nee McKnight) in El Paso, Texas, in 1933 and spent the first 15 years of his life with his parents and sister in El Paso, and Monterrey, Mexico, and other areas of west Texas and northern Mexico where Charles Sr. worked in mining exploration, mine development and mining production. As a high school student Charlie attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico after which he attended Texas Western College (now UTEP) in El Paso for his freshman year of college. He later transferred to the Colorado School of Mines from which he graduated with a degree in mining engineering in 1956, like his father 31 years before him. He met Juanita (nee Abell) while working for Phelps Dodge Corporation as a mining engineer in Morenci, Arizona, and they were married there in 1962. Their first child Charles Leo Stott was born in Morenci later that same year. Tim, Vicki, and Bruce were to follow after the family had relocated to the San Francisco bay area. In 1968 Charlie graduated with a Law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, which led to a position as counsel for Amax Mining Company. Departing the Bay Area in 1972, Charlie’s career with Amax took the family to Colorado, Arizona, Washington State, and Connecticut before returning to Colorado for good in 1986. It was during his tenure with Amax in Arizona where Charlie returned to mining operations management from corporate legal services. While at Amax he led the Mount Tolman molybdenum project in Washington State in the early 1980s. He was General Manager of Climax Mine near Leadville from 1982 through 1984. Later, Charlie was the first President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amax Gold, Inc. from 1986 until 1989. In the following years he worked as an independent consultant in the mining industry, and served as President and CEO of Horizon Resources, from 1990 to 1993. He later served terms in several corporate board positions, chairmanships, and directorships of companies including Western Troy Capital Resources, Brigus Gold Corporation, Apollo Gold Corporation and Getchell Gold Corporation. He was a board member and Chairman of the Board of Hazen Research, Inc., of Golden, Colorado from 2002 to 2017. He was also a Trustee Emeritus of the Colorado School of Mines. Charlie loved to ski and run. He had completed the Bolder Boulder for more than 25 consecutive years, most often in Memorial Day tribute to his father’s military service during World War I. He enjoyed a Copper Mountain season pass each season since 1986. Charlie was always happy being in the Colorado mountains he loved, especially when accompanied by his family.
Sullivan, Cornelius P. 1951 HS ~ 21-May-2005
Sullivan, I. Joel 1951 HS ~ 18-Jun-2017  Joel Sullivan, a gentleman and a cowboy, rode off into the sunset on June 18, 2017 at his home in Clint, TX with his wife Becky at his side. Joel was an honest, generous and fair man who loved his family and friends and didn’t know a stranger. He was born Ira Joel Sullivan on April 11, 1933 in Socorro, New Mexico to Ira H and Carla Sullivan. He grew up on the Bar A ranch in Dusty, NM. Joel attended the Colorado Military Academy in Denver, CO and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM where he was part of the equestrian and polo teams. He had adventures and built friendships at school that lasted a lifetime along with other New Mexico ranching families and businessmen. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict . During a visit to Las Cruces, he met Nita Drummond. They were married in Chamberino, NM and lived in Las Cruces and Hagerman, NM until Nita’s death 45 years later. He was an active leader in the H-C 4H club. Joel worked for the New Mexico Farm Bureau Insurance Co for 27 years before retiring and moving to Clint, TX. It was here that he met Rebecca Sykes and their love story began. They fit each other like a pair of gloves and shared their dreams of showing horses, roping and raising a few colts. They danced through life for a short 17 years. Joel was preceded in death by his parents, brother Connie, first wife Nita and his favorite horse Cotton. He is survived by his wife Becky and four children, Jody Sullivan and his wife Paula of Canyon, TX, Patrick Sullivan and his wife Patricia of Las Cruces, NM, Ryan Young of Clint, TX and Kyla Young of El Paso, TX. Two brothers, Charles Sullivan and his wife Bobbie of Winston, NM and Tay Sullivan and his wife Cheryl of Winston, NM. Six grandchildren, Erin Goad and her husband Justin of Albuquerque, NM, Sam Sullivan of Brighton, CO, Darby Sullivan and her fiance Hayden Campsey of Amarillo, TX, Brendan Sullivan currently in Milan Italy, Jordan Sullivan and her fiance Max Hoener of Rhinebeck, New York and grandson Xander Young of Clint, TX. Sister in law Nancy Lambert and her husband Tim of Rowlett, TX, and Sister in law Catherine Sykes of El Paso, TX along with many nieces and nephews.
Suttles, Joe C. 1951 JC ~ 13-Jan-2001
Tessier, Jr., Rowland L. 1951 JC ~ 13-May-2018  passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home in Center Point, Texas. He was born April 6, 1930, to Rowland Louis Tessier and Harriet Satterfield Tessier in Texon, Texas, an oil company community. He attended schools in Texon and Big Lake, Texas, where he graduated from Reagan County High School. He went on to attend New Mexico Military Institute, where he participated in the school’s horse cavalry and other sports. He served as a captain in the New Mexico National Guard for many years. He followed his father’s footsteps in the neon sign business in Roswell, New Mexico, where he had many successful business years and participated in community service through Sertoma Club and serving as president on the New Mexico State Fair board. He enjoyed acting and directing little theater productions, where he also earned recognition. Later he moved on to other businesses in Tucson, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon retirement, he settled in Comfort, Texas, for several years. In 2001, he married Patricia McNally of Center Point, Texas, formerly of El Paso, Texas. They shared a great love and happy marriage for 17 years. He was an avid genealogist and western history investigator. Rowland was a 60-year Mason and enjoyed all areas of Masonic activities, including blue lodge, York Rite and Scottish Rite areas of service. His home lodge in Center Point, where he was a Past Master, was very special to him, as this lodge was formed by Texas Rangers more than 125 years ago. He frequently gave talks on the history of this ”Ranger Lodge” and was instrumental in helping build up the membership by submitting a magazine plea to other Texas Masons inspiring dual memberships. This financial benefit of his efforts helped save this small lodge and preserve its Texas Ranger history. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Daniel David Tessier. He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy; and children, Denise Lynn Tessier (husband David Goldfarb), Rowland Louis Tessier, III (Susan), Eric Damon Tessier (Laurel) and Mark Swartz Tessier; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Sandra Tessier Mock (William); and cousins, Lois Banzet, Betty Johnson and Barbara Purser. We have lost a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who delighted all with many stories of his adventures as well as his knowledge of western history. He had a brilliant mind and talented hands for building things.
Tillman, John B. 1951 SC ~ 16-Feb-2009 Retired Registered nurse John B. Tillman, 80, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Desert Ridge Manor in Phoenix. Mr. Tillman was born Feb. 9, 1929 in Tularosa to Eric and Gladys (Oxley) Tillman. He was raised in Tularosa on a dairy farm by his uncle and Aunt Ed and Katherine Sanders. After graduating from Tularosa High School he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell where he received his bachelor’s degree and a commission in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he studied at the Chicago Teachers College, and then taught school for a few years before going back to college. He became a registered nurse at the Regina School of Nursing at St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque. He was a practicing nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix until his retirement. He was a member of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother Ed Tillman and his wife Virginia of Alamogordo; a sister Mary Rose Thompson of Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law Lucille Tillman of Phoenix; one niece; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother David; a brother-in-law Max Thompson; a nephew Harry Thompson; and a niece Elizabeth Tillman.
Tingley, Col Ronald D., USAF (Ret) 1951 HS ~ 08-Oct-2010 77, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Joann V. Tingley; children, Rodney L. Tingley and T.J. Tingley and husband, Pat; step-children, Victoria King and husband, Brian, Cheryl Robinson, and Deborah J. Jorden and husband, Pat; grandchildren, Molly Grosskopf and husband, Keith, Paul Potter and wife, Victoria, Jillion Potter, Adam Robinson, Emily Robinson, Johna Robinson, Joel Jorden and fiance, Debra Jo; brother-in-law Lawrence Whittington and wife, Cindy; and sister-in-law, Johnie Smith. Doug was a cousin to Clyde Tingley as well as the Giomi, Domenici, Menicucci, Mateucci and Tomasi families. Doug attended NMMI, UNM and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Col. Tingley served in the US Air Force during Vietnam and retired after 26 years as a pilot, instructor pilot and deputy commander of maintenance. He started two Le Peep franchise restaurants in Albuquerque. Doug was a member of the Northeast Church of Christ.
Tittel, Robert E. 1951 HS ~ 20-Oct-2017
Towery, Howard A. 1951 HS ~ 20-Apr-2005
VanDenburgh, Richard A. 1951 JC
Vander Straten, Richard III 1951 JC ~ 18-Feb-2016 83, died peacefully on February 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 24th, 1932, to Dorothy Hillje Vander Straten and Richard Vander Straten, Jr. His parents and both sets of grandparents were also born in Texas. After graduation from Alamo Heights High School, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute from 1949 to 1951. In the fall of 1951, he attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduation from UT, he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US. Army and served a tour of duty at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas. Following a promotion to First Lieutenant, he was honorably discharged in 1956 and returned to Austin. As a young civil engineer in the Bridge Division at the Texas Department of Transportation, he met Betty Jane Russell. They married in Sinton, Texas, in 1960 and lived in Austin where they raised their family of 3 wonderful children. In 1986, Richard retired from the Texas Dept of Transportation after 30 years of distinguished service. He was active in the lives of his children, teaching them the value of a strong dedicated work ethic. He volunteered many years of service at Covenant Presbyterian Church where he was a member for 43 years. After Betty’s death in 2005, he married his high school sweetheart, Jacque Swope Riffle. They remained in Austin and celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, 2016. Richard is survived by his wife Jacque, daughter Lynn Angermeier and her husband Glenn (Greensboro, NC), son Richard Vander Straten, IV, and his wife Mary (Syracuse, UT), son Dr. David Vander Straten and his wife Dr. Melody (Austin, TX); grandchildren Rachel Elise, Wesley Glenn and Charlotte Lynn Angermeier, Catherine Maric “Katie” and Richard Beck Vander Straten, V, and Teagan and Tryne Vander Straten; sister Emily Payne (Corpus Christi) and nieces Mandy Gotto and Beth Carrangelo; sister-in-law Patricia Wiles and her husband Dwight (Osage Beach, MO) and nephews Kerry, Kirk and Kyle Wiles.
VanWie, William J. 1951 HS ~ 28-Jun-1997
Vinson, Wright D., Jr. 1951 SC
Weaver, Claude M., II 1951 JC ~ 28-May-2011
Weiker, John L. 1951 HS ~ 08-Dec-2007
Weinert, Herman III 1951 HS ~ 18-Apr-2006
Wheeler, Frank R. 1951 HS ~ 07-Apr-2012  was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Del Norte, CO, the only child of James Robert and Dorothy Ellen Rhodus Wheeler. His mother passed away when Frank was 4 years old and his father sent him to live with his aunt and uncle, Lucy and Felix Keiser, in Sargent, CO. He lived with them until the summer after fifth grade, when his father remarried. Frank went to live in Monte Vista with his stepmother while his father was in the Navy. In eighth grade his father divorced, and Frank went to live at the “Thompson Place” with E.J. Thompson and his wife, outside of Del Norte. He worked the ranch as a hired hand and developed his lifelong ethic of hard work. He sheared sheep, worked cattle, and dug and sorted potatoes, before he ever got to high school. He went to the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, NM, for his junior year of high school and graduated from Del Norte High in the class of 1951. In 1955 he was inducted into the Army where he served at Fort Carson, CO, in the Military Police. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1962. He married Judy Herndon in April of 1956 in Englewood, CO. To this union were born two children, Dorothy (Dottie) in 1957 and David in 1959. They made their homes in Englewood, Boulder and Meeker, CO. Frank worked for Colorado Central Power (later Public Service Company of Colorado), was a retail merchant, and worked for the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department. He spent his free time fishing, hunting, shooting, and camping. He was an accomplished fly fisherman, tying his own flies and chasing the elusive rainbow and brown trout that inhabited the clear Rocky Mountain lakes and streams he loved so much. Winters meant snowmobiling and ice fishing at Avery Lake. In 1984 he began spending his vacation time in Congress, AZ, and moved to Arizona permanently in 1992. In April 2002, he married Marilyn Erickson, and they moved to Show Low. He was once again in the mountains he loved. Their home survived the Rodeo-Chedeski fire and many happy Memorial Day weekends were spent at there with their huge extended family. Frank was widowed in January 2005. He married Bobi Gambosh in March 2007. Together they traveled around, looking for a winter home. They found it in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. They became the quintessential snow birds, spending summers in Show Low and winters in Mexico. Everywhere he went, Frank was always busy. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, various search and rescue units, was a member of the Unity Church and was never without a project in one state of completion or another. His vegetable gardens were the envy of all and he could can and freeze the harvest with the best of them. According to him, his greatest blessings were his four grandchildren: Sam and Ben Wheeler and Tylar and Tori Talkington. He reveled in their achievements and was the proudest grandad that ever lived. When he spoke of their many talents and accomplishments, it was most always with the shimmer of tears in his bright eyes. He passed away in San Felipe April 7, 2012 at the age of 78. He was kayaking on the Sea of Cortez with his wife Bobi and they were lost at sea. He was, to the last, an adventurous and independent man.
White, Frank D. 1951 HS ~ 21-May-2003

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Adams, James Collier 1950 HS ~ 19-Jan-2006
Ahlquist, John S. 1950 HS
Ahlquist, Thure M. 1950 HS
Allen, Frank C., III 1950 JC ~ 30-Sep-1967
Anderson, William G. 1950 SC ~ 23-May-2012  83, passed away May 23, 2012, in Houston, TX. He was the great-nephew of M. D. Anderson, founder of M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital. William is survived by his sister, Margaret Reiter, her husband the Honorable P. K. Reiter, and his Life Partner James B. Meine.
Avant, Grady, Jr. 1950 HS ~ 02-Jun-2004
Baca, Orlando G. 1950 SC
Bangs, Halton Sailor 1950 JC ~ 23-May-1999
Barker, William C. 1950 JC ~ 16-Jun-2008 of Roswell, GA, died early Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at home. He is survived by his wife and greatest friend of 58 years, Patricia Twiss Barker of Silver City, New Mexico, and children, William, Michael, James, John and daughter, Elizabeth; and twelve grandchildren. He was a loving husband and father and successful businessman. Born December 15, 1929 in Silver City, New Mexico, he graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended the University of Texas at El Paso. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in 1951 and served at Ft. Hood, Texas. After the Army he worked in Arizona and later joined New York Life Insurance Company as an agent in 1956. He rose rapidly with New York Life in management positions in El Paso, Atlanta, and Raleigh before being promoted to Vice President in 1973. He retired in Roswell in 1988, living the remaining years in Brookfield Country Club where he and his wife enjoyed wonderful friendships with their many friends and neighbors.
Barnhill, Earl Stanton 1950 HS ~ 15-Feb-1989
Beattie, Charles G. 1950 HS ~ 08-May-2011 age 78, of Georgetown, TX passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011 due to complications of Alzheimer’s. He was born to William Henry and Lucy Mae (Fulwiler) Beattie on June 20, 1932 in Santiago, Chile. He married Sherry Lynn Barger on August 13, 1983 in Western Springs, IL. Bud earned his B.S. in Geography from the University of Colorado and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked for 3 major corporations during his career: The Boeing Company, Baxter Travenol Labs, and Hanna Resins. Bud was a member of the Optimist Club and commissioner of youth baseball while in Deerfield, Illinois. After retiring to Sun City Texas in 2000, Bud participated in and was an active member of the Hiking club, H.A.W.K.S. (horseshoe club) and a founding member of the S.C. horticulture club. Bud loved fishing, travel of all kinds, and family reunions that included a Caribbean cruise and a week at a Dude ranch in the Colorado Mountains. Bud and Sherry created travel journals of every trip taken beginning in 1987 until 2008. While living in Georgetown he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Favorite Church activities included attending the annual family Church retreats, delivering Meals on Wheels, and participating in the CROP walk. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and step-mother as well as his sister, Billie Jean White and his step-son, Justin Clark. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Beattie of Georgetown, TX; two sons, Ross Beattie of Gilberts, IL and Charles Beattie, Jr. Of Gurnee, IL, daughter, Robin Curts of Cheney, WA; step-daughter, Cassandra Gamble of Fennville, MI; grandchildren, Derek Beattie of Gurnee, IL; Holly and Garrett Beattie of Grays Lake, IL; Clover Kipp of Grand Rapids, MI, Amber Kipp of Holland, MI, Inga Michaelis of Mequon, WI, Lily Gamble of Fennville, MI, Hollie Curts of Neligh, NE and Trevor Curts of Cheney, WA; and brother-in-law, Don White of Galesburg, IL.
Beck, Stuart R. 1950 HS
Been, Garold A. 1950 SC ~ 21-Mar-2012
Bemis, Robert C. 1950 JC ~ 03-Nov-2006
Bernhard, Robert F. 1950 JC ~ 21-Nov-2009 Retired Food Industry Executive died on Nov. 21, at age 79 due to complications from a car accident on Nov. 17th. Native of San Francisco, CA. Graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM., and of San Jose State University where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Retired as a supplier to the retail food industry after over 40 years service as vice president of Pioneer Soap Co., Inc. San Francisco. Director of Distribution of Mothers Cake and Cookie CO., Oakland, CA, Pioneer Associates, Arnold, CA. Active in the CA Grocers Association and the Western Assoc. Of Food Chains Inc. He was a 50 year member of the Illuminators Inc., and was a dimmed headlite of the Illuminators. A life member of the Food Industry Sales Managers Club of San Francisco, and a 50 year member of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, long time member of The Sequoia Woods Country Club, a past Big Sir of the Sons in Retirement, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, in Arnold, CA. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with the 2nd Infantry Div. As an artillery Officer, was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and Commendation Medal. Beloved husband of Joan Hills Bernhard (preceded in death) for 23 years. Survived by daughter, Teresa Jean (Terry) Scheig, son-in-law Mark Scheig, granddaughters Morgan, Taylor, and Brooke of San Jose, CA, son H. Mark Bernhard of Larkspur, CA. Formerly married to Rogene F. Bernhard of Larkspur for 21 years. Many nieces and nephews. A proud man who enjoyed life with his family and friends to the end. 
Best, Robert E. 1950 HS ~ 18-Apr-1999
Blake, MG Harry D., Jr., NMSDF 1950 SC ~ 21-Mar-2003
Bokemeyer, Ray Julius 1950 JC ~ 14-Dec-2002
Borreguero, Fernando, Jr. 1950 JC
Boyle, Jack L. 1950 HS ~ 01-Sep-2003
Bradley, MAJ Cameron F., USA 1950 SC
Braxton, Clifford B. 1950 JC
Briscoe, William B. 1950 JC
Brock, Ted E. 1950 SC ~ 26-Oct-2013 84, a longtime resident of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the home of one of his daughters in Lexington. Ted Eugene Brock was born in Bovina, Texas, on June 5, 1929. He graduated from Bovina High School in 1947 and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1948 junior college and 1950 senior college. He married Winnifred Horton on June 16, 1951, in Roswell. First Lt. Brock proudly served his nation in the U.S. Army as a tank commander in the Korean War. Lt. Brock led the 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 40th Division of the 140th Tank Battalion, where, in combat operations, he received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in battle and also was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery in combat action. Mr. Brock was a proud Mason, a Kentucky Colonel, a Constitutional Scholar and an extremely patriotic Republican American. In 1965, Mr. Brock moved his family from Denver to Elizabethtown. Mr. Brock was one of the original Denver, CO, Gates Rubber Company supervisors sent to Elizabethtown to open the Elizabethtown Gates Rubber plant in 1965 and assisted in the initial hiring of its new employees. He later became a department head for the company. In 1972, Ted and his wife, Winnie, opened the Book Mart and Winnie’s Hallmark, which they operated until 1994. In 2004, he relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, and married Macie Watson Hunt on Aug. 28. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Lorena Brock of Bovina, Texas; his sister, Nina Harris of Lubbock, Texas; his beloved wife of 52 years, Winnie Brock of Elizabethtown; and a son-in-law, Steve Baker of Lexington. He is survived by his loving wife, Macie Brock of Fort Worth, Texas; six children, one son, Aubrey Brock (Deborah) of Elizabethtown, and five daughters, Sharon Brock of Columbia, Mo., Becky Wasson (Tim Dennis) of Lexington, Debbie Post (Earl) of Elizabethtown, Teddi Baker of Nicholasville and Sherri Holzhausen (Dale) of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, Jason Brock, Jake Wasson, Abby Wasson, Zack Baker (Haley), Stephanie Weber (Jared), Ethan Post (Ashley), Laura Beth Post (Morgan Overstreet), Katie Post and Dillon Brock; and six great-grandchildren, Alexandria Brock-Devore, Bailey Baker, Hannah Baker, Jared Weber, Kennedy Wasson and Nora Rose Overstreet. 
Brookshire, S. Wood 1950 JC
Brown, Monte I., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 01-Nov-1969
Brown, Wilbur C. 1950 JC ~ 15-Jan-1994
Brown, William P. 1950 SC ~ 02-Feb-2006
Broz, Dr. John S. 1950 JC ~ 23-Oct-2008 was born March 25, 1931, in Omaha, NE, the only child of John Stephen Broz Sr., MD, and Ruth “Bunnie” Brown Broz, RN. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1950. After attending Northwestern University and the University of Colorado, he graduated from Creighton University Medical School in 1956. On July 27, 1951, he married Carol Janice Younkin. Dr. Broz served residencies in general surgery and clinical and anatomical pathology in Omaha, as well as a residency in immunology at National Jewish Hospital in Denver. He practiced medicine in Twin Falls and Denver, CO, and served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force from 1980 to 1986. He was chief adviser to the Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, concurrently serving as the director of laboratories for the USAFA. He retired from the practice of medicine in 1998. Dr. Broz was a lifetime member of the American Medical Association, College of American Pathology, American Society of Clinical Pathology, American Legion, Defenders of Wildlife, Wilderness Society, Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited. He passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial, NE. He was 77 years of age. Survivors are his wife, Carol; daughter, Jon Marie Broz; son, Joseph Stephen Broz and wife, Jeanette Celovsky Broz; grandchildren, Rhoads Reynolds Cannon, Nicholas Joseph Broz, Walker Stewart Cannon and Julianna Marie Broz.
Burton, James L. 1950 HS ~ 02-Dec-2011
Caldwell, J. Clifton 1950 HS ~ 11-Apr-2017
Campbell, John S. 1950 JC
Caples, Alan E. 1950 HS ~ 02-Apr-2007
Casados, William 1950 JC ~ 21-Aug-2012 had a sudden stroke and passed away on August 21, 2012, just before his 90th birthday. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Santa Fe, NM where he lived his entire life. He was married to Erlinda Rivera Casados who passed away some time ago. He is survived by his son Jimmy Casados, his daughter Donna Chavez and husband Ted Chavez, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Socorro Pacheco, Martha Williams, Marie Lopas and husband Robert Lopas, Rosina Schutz, Joe Casados and wife Denise Casados and many nieces and nephews.
Chapman, Richard L. 1950 JC ~ 21-Feb-2004
Clayton, Willis S., III 1950 JC ~ 21-Apr-2010 Life time resident of San Jose He passed away peacefully on April 21, 2010 surrounded by his loving family from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Willis was born on August 10th, 1930 in San Francisco and was a member of an early and prominent local family. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Korean War Veteran. Willis was a dedicated employee of Valley Title Company for 32 years and member of Native Sons of the Golden West and Sons of the American Revolution. Willis was president of both organizations. For many years he was dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife Helen of 56 years and his sister Marguerite. Willis was a loving father to Valerie, Greg, Robert, Amy, Evan, their spouses Ted, Karen, Jolene, Terry and grand-children James, Rachel, Chris, Ashley, Megan, Mitchell, Kellie and Vanessa.
Clinch, Nicholas B. 1950 JC ~ 15-Jun-2016 Nick Clinch was president of the American Alpine Club from 1968 to 1970 and the founder of the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch, which opened in 1970. Nick last visited the ranch in August 2010, when he was the guest of honor and principal speaker at the ranch’s 40th anniversary celebration. Nick was one of the most notable climbing expedition leaders of his time. He led the first ascent of Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak, in the Karakoram region of Pakistan in 1958. He also led the first ascent of Masherbrum in the same region in 1960, the first ascent of Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 1966 and the first ascent of Ulugh Muztagh in Tibet in 1985.Peak 15,883 in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica was officially named Clinch Peak in 2006. Nick began his many visits to the Tetons in 1948, when he climbed the Grand Teton with Paul Petzoldt. Nick made the first ascent of the North Chimney of the Second Tower of the Grand Teton with Leigh Ortenburger, Dick Irvin and John Mowat, and the first ascent of the East Ridge of Fairshare Tower with Peter Robinson.
Coggins, John D., Jr. 1950 JC
Collins, Beno, Jr. 1950 HS ~ 08-Jul-1994
Cornwall, W. Gerald 1950 HS
Creveling, Joseph D. 1950 HS ~ 09-Mar-2016  83, of Lake Frederick, Virginia, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester, Virginia. Mr. Creveling was born May 26, 1932 in White Plains, New York, son of the late Joseph D. Creveling, Sr. and Catherine Burgess Hubbell. He was head of international marketing for Lockeed Martin. He served in the U. S. Navy as a Naval Aviator. He is survived by his wife, Susan Merrill Creveling, who he married on February 19, 1988 in San Luis Obispo, California; and his three children, Chris Turner of Gribling, AZ, Daniel Creveling of Sacramento, CA and Andrea Grzabka of Port Angeles, WA. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City, VA. Born: May 26, 1932 Place of Birth: White Plains, New York Death: March 9, 2016 Place of Death: Winchester, Virginia and Crematory Berryville, VA.
Curran, Charles T. 1950 JC ~ 18-Dec-2015
Curry, David H., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 14-Jan-1994
Curtis, Robert Aitkin 1950 JC ~ 24-Jun-2016 with great sadness the Wilbur Curtis Company announces the passing of its Chairman Robert Aitkin “Bob” Curtis 1950 JC, CEO emeritus, devoted father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a true legend in the foodservice and coffee industries. Second in the fourth-generation lineage that built one of the world’s most respected and innovative coffee brewer manufacturers, Bob left an indelible imprint on the company bearing his name, as he did the many people and passions that were part of his illustrious life. Auspicious beginnings -Born April 20, 1930 in Hartford, Connecticut to company founder Wilbur Curtis and former CEO Margaret Curtis, Bob’s success in coffee while far from predestined, seemed all too certain given the influence of his parents, together with his natural drive, vision and work ethic. At 18, he attended the prestigious New Mexico Military Institute known as the West Point of the Southwest, moving back to study at L.A. City College, and later majored in advertising at the University of Southern California (USC). There, he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity along with the school’s ROTC program, becoming a member of the honor squadron, and ultimately being appointed Air Force Squadron Commander. After USC he followed several of his fraternity brothers into the Army, where he served with distinction. Following in his father’s footsteps -The Wilbur Curtis Company was founded in 1941. It was only a few years later, in 1948, when Bob began working there on his summer vacations. Wilbur was industrious, charismatic and considered a true visionary of the coffee business. So few were surprised when Bob decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Cutting his teeth in sales, Bob would rise through the ranks, propelling the company from its sturdy origins to the dominant position it holds today, often through sheer tenacity and force of will. As an example, in 1961, with transportation grinding to a halt amid a steelworker strike, Bob doggedly continued delivering Curtis products to his clients using his own personal car. He was named executive vice president after his mother Margaret Curtis took the reins of the company in the early 1960’s, and became president in 1989. Bob continued to be instrumental in the company’s growth and helped propel Curtis’ value and position within the foodservice industry throughout the next few decades. Out-of-the-office enthusiasms -Bob’s devotion to the coffee business was rivaled only by his prodigious love of family along with his extra-vocational interests. Having learned the game from his father at the California Country Club, he became an avid golfer, and could be seen on the putting green with the likes of Dean Martin, Bing’s brother Bob Crosby, and actor Dennis O’Keefe. He was also known as an exceptional gin rummy player who would sit across the table from well-known players like Conrad Hilton. Making Curtis a family affair -Despite or perhaps because of Bob Curtis’ singular focus on growing the company, there was always plenty of room for other family members to come and share in that passion. Bob’s son, Kevin, joined the firm in 1985, and is now president and CEO; his other son, Michael, followed in 1993, and now holds the office of executive vice president; daughters Katie and Meg hold positions within the company, and the fourth generation family members, Michael’s sons, Brant and Patrick are instrumental in the pursuit of specialty coffee and product innovation. Throughout his many soaring successes and rare failures, Bob Curtis never steered the company or his personal life from essential family values. Complex man, simple creed -Always be humble. Don’t boast about what you do. Appreciate the people you serve. Take care of your family. These were words Bob Curtis lived by. They were also part of a credo that helped him and the company transform having a mere ‘cup of joe’ into a truly memorable experience. Survived by his wife, Sally, her three children, Bob’s two sons, Kevin and Michael, four daughters, Suzi, Meg, June and Katie, 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, he will be deeply missed by family, friends and the coffee industry he helped build. 
Denton, Don D. 1950 JC ~ 24-Jan-2008 78, of Lubbock died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Kenna. He worked as a building contractor. Survivors include his children, Bill Weems, Dwight F. Denton 1951 JC and Donna Wilson; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Downie, Ronald S. 1950 JC
Driskill, J. Thomas 1950 HS ~ 03-Jan-2015  82 passed away January 3, 2015, at his winter home in Tubac, Arizona. Jesse was born October 29, 1932, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Buzz and Cec Driskill. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, where he was a fierce polo player. After his graduation in 1950 he attended Colorado State University as a member of the rodeo team. On November 5, 1955, Jesse married Ellen Horton of Newcastle, Wyoming. They honeymooned in Hawaii before returning to operate the Flying Y Ranch on Hay Creek in South Dakota. They moved home to the Campstool Ranch at Devils Tower in 1972, where they raised their three sons. Jesse was an accomplished horseman and a talented cowboy. He was a PRCA cardholder and team roped in both the NRCA and USTRC championships. As saddle bronc rider he cut a handsome figure, especially when he started wearing a necktie during his rides “to turn those judges heads!” He also bulldogged and trained many outstanding rodeo horses including the 1963 Steer Tripping Horse of the Year. Jesse valued a good working dog and rarely was seen without his trusty border collie by his side. Jesse loved family history and enjoyed entertaining dinner guests with stories about the Driskill family’s adventures on the cattle drives of the late 1800s. To the delight of his listeners he often threw in a story or two from his own colorful youth. Jesse was a 50-plus-year member of the Deadwood Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ellen and son, Matthew Sorenson Driskill 1980 HS. He is survived by his sons Jesse “Tobe” (Peggy) Driskill of Rio Rico, Arizona, William Ogden (Zannie) Driskill of Devils Tower and daughter-in-law Kathi Johnson Driskill of Hulett. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Andrea (Matthew) Wood, Katerie (Kirby) Reynolds, Lincoln Driskill, Cheney (Marcus) Lee, Jessee Driskill and three great grandchildren, Dominick Bertolotto, Paxton Driskill and Ellen Marguerite Wood.
Durant, James M. 1950 HS ~ 23-Mar-1983
Elliott, Floyd S. 1950 HS ~ 11-Jul-1990
Erickson, LTC Arne B., USA (Ret) 1950 JC ~ 10-Mar-2015  a long time resident of Colorado Springs passed away March 10,2015, Born in Monte Vista, CO, to the late Wilbur and Gladys Erickson. He served in the Army for 20 years before retiring in 1972. He later taught for School District 11 until retirement in Aug, 1990. Survived by his wife of 63 years Margery; son, Cris; daughter and son -in-law, Karen and Tim Slaven; Brother, Erl Eric Erickson and granddaughters, Meghan Erickson and Brianne Slaven; niece and nephew. 
Ferguson, Carl S., Jr. 1950 JC
Forbes, COL Dennis Luther, USA (Ret) 1950 SC ~ 21-Jan-1999
Formans, William L. 1950 JC ~ 27-Apr-1998
Franz, Robert C., CPCU 1950 HS ~ 03-Nov-2004
Fristoe, Charles W. 1950 JC ~ 15-Dec-1997
Fulmer, COL William W., USAR (Ret) 1950 SC
German, Al H. 1950 JC
Gill, William E., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 29-Sep-1976
Griffin, B. Holland 1950 JC ~ 21-Jan-2015
Grobien, George A., Jr. 1950 SC ~ 07-Jan-2006
Hall, Jerry W. 1950 JC ~ 03-Nov-2010
Hall, W. Thomas 1950 JC ~ 25-Jul-2016
Hamilton, Billy G. 1950 JC
Harrington, W. Wayland 1950 HS ~ 12-Aug-2012
Harris, Hayes 1950 JC ~ 18-Apr-1994
Harris, Lavern D. 1950 HS ~ 30-Aug-2009 78, passed away on August 28, 2009 in Kerrville, Texas, where he lived & practiced law for over 45 years. He attended El Paso High School and graduated from NMMI and U.T.E.P. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Artillery. He received his law degree from UT Austin. He was admitted to practice law before the Texas Supreme Court, numerous Appeals Courts & the U.S. Supreme Court. He was an active & longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Kerrville. He is survived by his wife Faye Cormier Harris, two daughters, Susan Harris Cooper and husband George and Jane D. Harris, 6 grandchildren, a brother, Lloyd B. Harris of El Paso and a sister Marza L. Harris Daugherty of Colorado Springs, CO.
Harris, Troy J. 1950 SC ~ 23-Dec-2012 Former Lovington resident and long time Mayor died Dec. 23, 2012, at his residence in Lantana, Texas, at the age of 83.
Heinzelmann, Gerald M., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 01-Mar-2013  died peacefully Friday, March 1, 2013, surrounded by family. Jerry was born April 16, 1931, in Hartford, Conn., the only child of Elinor Fayette Carpen and Gerald Mathias Heinzelmann, Sr. At the age of 3, Jerry and his parents left Danbury, CT, and moved to Snyder, Texas. Jerry entered New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, his senior year of high school where he achieved the honor of ‘outstanding RAT’. After completing two years of college at NMMI, he transferred to the University of Oklahoma. At OU he pledged Kappa Sigma fraternity and later served as chapter president. Upon graduation with a petroleum geology degree, Jerry was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Prior to his Army service, Jerry met and fell in love with OU student Carolyn Jones. They ‘courted’ for two years while Carolyn completed her degree and Jerry fulfilled his military commitment in Aberdeen, MD, and Temple. Jerry and Carolyn married July 30, 1955, in Shawnee, OK. That fall the couple returned to OU while Jerry earned his master’s degree in petroleum geology, which included a bonus: two more seasons of on-campus OU football! Jerry remained a lifelong, loyal fan of his Sooners; a love he shared with friends and family. In 1957 Jerry began work with the Humble Oil Company in Corpus Christi where he and Carolyn lived for the next 35 years and raised their children. Jerry eventually became an independent geologist where he spent many happy years working with friends in the oil industry. He served as President of the Corpus Christi Geological Society and in 1989 chaired the general convention of the Gulf Coast Geologist Societies. Throughout their years in Corpus Christi, Jerry was an active member and volunteer in various organizations including the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, The School Board of St. James School, The Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi Country Club, President of Centuria and as a member of The King’s Men serving as the Chancellor during Bucaneer Days, 1985. He was also a founder of the OU Energy Center. In the 1980’s, Jerry and Carolyn moved permanently to their second home in Cloudcroft, NM, Jerry bought the small town hardware store and became a ‘merchant.’ His love of people made the store the town’s social hub where folks gathered to swap stories or have a cup of coffee. In Cloudcroft, he was a member of the Anglican Church of the Epiphany and served on the Cloudcroft Planning and Zoning board. For many years the Heinzelmanns regularly entertained family and friends in their ‘little bit of heaven’ in the mountains until their move to Fort Worth to be closer to family. In Fort Worth they enjoyed family and new friendships through their church, Christ the Redeemer Anglican. Through the years Jerry ‘Opa’ was so proud of his four grandchildren and was excited to influence their love for OU and OU football. Jerry will be missed by all who knew him. We rejoice that because of his faith in Christ, he is now face to face with his Redeemer. Survivors: Beloved wife of 58 years, Carolyn; his daughter, Dru Chapman and her husband, Craig of Rye, NY; his son, Gerald ‘Matt’ Mathias Heinzelmann, III and his wife, Joni of Fort Worth; and his cherished grandchildren, Ben and Annie Heinzelmann and Kinnon and Garrett Chapman.
Hessmer, Charles W. 1950 SC
Higginbotham, Cecil M., Jr. 1950 JC
Hodges, LTC Robert C., USA (Ret) 1950 SC ~ 19-Mar-2011 83, of Fountain Hills passed away at home March 19, 2011. He was born in Silver City, NM. He dedicated his entire career to the armed forces, graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1950.He served 32 years in the Army, making him a fourth generation member of his family to serve. He served in WWII, the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. In 2003, he and his family moved to Fountain Hills. He is survived by his wife, Mary Laney Hodges; daughter, Ruthie Eva; son, SGM Robert Criner Hodges, Jr. 1985 JC (April Williamson); sister, Eva Hodges Watt; brothers, Joe Hodges, Jr. and Judge Norman Hodges; grandchildren, Simon, Gavin and Liam, as well as his loving pets, Duke and Dutchess.
Hudson, Fred D. 1950 JC ~ 01-Dec-1982
Hughes, Glenn D. 1950 JC ~ 23-May-1998
Hull, Lt Col John Riggs, USAF (Ret) 1950 JC
Jameson, Robert E. 1950 HS ~ 13-Jun-2012  Robert was born October, 24, 1931 in Canyon, Texas to Robert Edwin and Mary Lou Jameson. Robert Married Shirley McNeill June 19, 1954 in Lubbock. Robert was a member of the St. James Catholic Church where he served as Chairman of the Building Committee for many years. Robert was former Chamber of Commerce Director, Soil Conservation Director, was Farmer of the Year in 1973, was also Soil Conservationist of the Year, a founding member of the Ten High Gin and served on the Board of directors for First National Bank. Robert was preceded in death by a son, Scott Jameson. Robert is survived by his wife, Shirley Jameson of the home; one son, Robert Lee Jameson 1977 JC and his wife Julie of Seminole; three daughters, Kelly Dorman and her husband Buster of Colleyville, Kirby Stelmazewski and her husband David Boerne and Jill Price and her husband Kenyon of Plano; and a sister, Charlie Wohlgemuth of Burleson. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kelsey Cooper and her husband Wesley, Matt Dorman, Abby Dorman, Taylor Jameson, Joni Jameson, Holland Price and Jameson Price.
Judy, Richard W. 1950 JC ~ 28-Dec-2002
Kaufmann, Gerald C. 1950 HS ~ 16-May-2011 79, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011. Beloved husband of Charlene (nee Mondock). Dear father of Catherine (Stephanie Chiariel-lo), Christopher (Marny), Gerald (Judy Smothers), Jill Kennedy (Tim) and Jeffrey (Erica Burger). Grandfather of Carli, Christopher, Alex, Elene, Matthew, Patrick and Jeffrey. U.S. Navy Veteran, and a 50 year member of IBEW Local #38.
Keith, Langford, Jr. 1950 HS ~ 17-Jul-2011 “Lanny” a longtime resident of Silver City, died on July 17, 2011, after a long illness. Mr. Keith practiced law in Silver City for more than 40 years. In later years, he served as chairman of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episco¡pal Church Foundation, and provided pro bono counsel to the High Desert Humane Society. He served as a member of the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents from 1974-80 and was secretary-treasurer for two, one-year terms. He was a board member of Grant County Bank from 1974-97 and served as chairman of the board from 1984 to 1997 during a time of acquisitions, first by sunwest Bank and then by Nations Bank. Mr. Keith was born in Roswell, NM., on Aug. 12, 1932, to Langford Sr. And Alieen Church Keith. He attended high school at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, graduating in 1950. Mr. Keith obtained his bach¡elor of finance degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1953, and a juris doctorate from the University of Okla¡homa Law School in 1956. Mr. Keith is survived by his wife, Linda B. Keith of Sil¡ver City; his children, Kath¡leen K. Lauinger of Dallas, Texas, Kristin K. Gibson of Weston, Conn., Langford Keith III (Ford) of Dallas, Texas, and L. Carol Keith of Tucson, Ariz.; his grandchil¡dren, Joseph K. Lauinger, George C. Lauinger, Robert F. Keith and Lily C. Keith of Dallas; his sons-in-law, Frank T. Lauinger and Kurt W. Gibson; and daughter- in¡law, Julie F. Keith. 
Kindel, William H. 1950 JC ~ 19-Sep-2004
Kinkead, Jimmy 1950 JC ~ 02-Mar-2012 Jimmy Kinkead March 2 of age-related causes. He was 83. He was born April 12, 1928, in Montoya, NM, to James and Nelle Parker Kinkead. He married Rosemary Rhoten on June 4, 1966, in Salem. He attended schools in Tucumcari, NM., and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He served in the Marine Corps and in the Army. He worked for New Mexico Military Institute, then worked for El Paso Natural Gas before transferring to Southern Pacific Pipelines in Eugene. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Marshall of Zhanjiang, China, and Howard of Snyder, Texas; a daughter, Mary Gardiner of Ashland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His first wife, Robinda Flaten, died previously. 
Kirklighter, Donald R. 1950 JC
Knight, Vernon, Jr. 1950 HS
Knowles, William A. 1950 JC ~ 17-Jun-2007 78, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Annie Knowles, sister-in-law, Eleanor Knowles, nephews; Robert Knowles, III, Couper Knowles, Arthur Knowles, and many other loving relatives and friends.
Koury, Micheal D. 1950 JC ~ 31-Jan-2001 69, a life long resident of New Mexico, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Jean Koury; daughters, Cynthia Schelby, Nanette Landers and husband, Jeff, Jeanine Statzula and husband, Tom, all of Albuquerque; sons, David Koury and wife, Kelly of San Antonio, TX, Capt. George Koury and wife, Laura, of Palmer Lake, CO; five grandchildren, Tom, Teal, Ashley, Kory and Michael; brothers, Joseph Koury of Albuquerque, Jim Koury and wife, Dale of Rio Rancho and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. David was employed by Coors Distributorships for 31 years where he served as statewide General Sales Manager. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. David was a member of the 20/30 Club.
Lacy, Wilbert D., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 13-Apr-2011 died Wednesday April 13, 2011 after an illness of four months. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of W. D. Lacy & Muriel Wood Lacy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Clara Cooper Lacy and his beloved sons and their wives; William D. Lacy and Marjorie Buchannan Lacy; Stephen B. Lacy and Jeannie Birdwell Lacy. He also is survived by four grandchildren, David Lacy, Christopher Lacy, Sara Lacy, and Andrew Lacy, of whose achievements he was so proud. Mr. Lacy attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from North Texas State University. He also served in the Army. He was a manager of Monroe Systems for Business for 30 years. After retirement, Don ran his own company CD Office Supplies. Don’s present membership is at his beloved Trinity Presbyterian Church where he serves as an elder.
Lances, Jack H. 1950 HS ~ 01-Apr-1975
Lane, Granville B., II 1950 JC ~ 26-Jan-2016
Lavine, Jack W. 1950 SC ~ 06-Feb-2007
Lewis, Jr., Andrew J. 1950 HS ~ 03-Aug-2018 86, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in his home on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1932 to Grace McNamara and Andrew Jackson Lewis, Sr. Jack attended Alamo Heights schools, followed by New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954, St. Mary’s University with a JD in 1957, and New York University with a LLM in taxation in 1963. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1957. He met the love of his life, Peggy Wolff Lewis, at age 14. They were in love for 70 years and married for 63 wonderful years. He is survived by his sister, Linda Lewis McSween, and his children, Jack Lewis, III and his wife Liza, Steve C. Lewis and his wife Susan, and Laurie L. Saunders and her husband John; nine grandchildren: John T. Saunders, III (Lauren), Kenneth S. Adams IV (Amy), Christina Marie Saunders, Fannie Lewis Thomas (Clayton), Barclay C. Adams, Grace Saunders LePere (R.H.), Sallie Lewis Longoria (Carlos), A.J. Lewis, IV, Richard Spencer Lewis II and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy, his brother, Richard Spencer Lewis, and infant sister, Grace Joyce Lewis. Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, known as “Popo” to his grandchildren. Jack and Peggy were world travelers and instilled their love of travel and adventure in their children and grandchildren by starting a tradition of annual family trips that took them all over the world. These are some of their most treasured memories and one of their greatest legacies. Jack was the managing partner of Foster, Lewis, Langley, Gardner & Banack law firm for 38 years. He served as Senior Chairman of the Board of Jefferson Bank for over 30 years. Under his leadership, Jefferson Bank grew significantly. Jack also served as Chairman of the Board of Bevans State Bank in Menard, Texas until 1982. He served as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Incarnate Word University. He was Chairman Emeritus for KLRN-TV and served as Chairman for the Sam Houston District of the Boy Scouts of America. Jack was a proud Eagle Scout. He was a member of the San Antonio German Club, the Order of the Alamo, the Texas Order of Saint Hubertus, and the Texas Cavaliers, where he served as King Antonio LIV in 1976. Jack was a voracious reader, loved his cross-word puzzles, and was talented at telling jokes and limericks. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time hunting and fishing in the field with his buddies, children, and grandchildren. He loved to travel extensively and enjoyed summers in Carmel with Peggy. He was a strong man who encouraged others to be the best they could be. The family would like to thank Andres Cisneros and Paola Rios, for their unwavering care for Jack and all the Lewis family for nearly 30 years. 
Lewis, M. Allen, Jr. 1950 HS ~ 04-Sep-2002
Lightfoot, Thomas E., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 19-Apr-2005
Loy, Stephen G., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 22-Oct-2016  was a native Houstonian born the 9th of April 1930 to Stephen G. Loy and Martha Florence Morse. He descended from an early Texas and early Houston family. He was raised by his father to believe integrity and honor should be the keystones of his life.Stephen attended San Jacinto High School, New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from The University of Houston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 11th Airborne Division.He is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Kathryn Look; daughter, Cynthia Kay Loy and his special granddaughter, Patricia Kathryn Davis. Stephen is survived by his wife, Penelope Stewart Loy, who gave him many years of joy, comfort, and love; son, Stephen G. Loy, III; daughter, Martha Christiane Robinson and husband, Steven; grandchildren, Austin Taylor Robinson and Kathryn Elizabeth Robinson.
Mallas, George W. 1950 HS ~ 31-Dec-2006
Mann, Alban W., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 17-Feb-2008 Devoted husband to Pat, proud father to Michael and Philip, and loving uncle to Linda Hudelson Barker, died February 17, 2008 after a valiant battle with cancer. Alban was born February 10, 1932 in the Hotel Dieu in El Paso, TX to Alban W. And Olga C. Mann of Torreon, Mexico. He graduated in 1950 from the New Mexico Military Institute, where he lettered in golf and served on the rifle team. Subsequently, he enrolled at the University of Illinois where he was affiliated with Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Alban graduated with a degree in International Economics from San Diego State University in 1954 and did one year of post graduate work prior to receiving a commission in the US Army, where he served in both the United States and Germany. After leaving the army with the rank of Captain, he spent the next forty years as an executive in the field of international shipping, where he successfully served three major companies: American Express, Montgomery Ward, and Mattel, from which he retired in 1997. He served as a member of the board of the US Maritime Association and as President of the local Phi Gamma Delta Alumni Chapter. Always, he sought to support local educational and sports opportunities for you. In l975 he received the Outstanding Community Service Award, in recognition of his accomplishments during two terms as President of the Long Beach Millikan Sports Boosters. Later, he became a volunteer host with the Long Beach-Yokaichi Sister City program, and continued to work with the Long Beach Pony League and the Long Beach Colt League. As he grew more aware of the challenges to at-risk youth in the community, he extended his efforts towards working to benefit the boys who were residents of the Child Net Long Beach Youth Home, and served for many years as an active board member of the Long Beach Youth Home Boosters. He chaired the fund raisers: Festival of the Chefs, the Romantic Interlude (twice), and served in the capacity of President. Alban was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2000 and at that time was presented with a letter of commendation from Congressman Steve Horn. Then, Al focused on Long Beach City College, seeing it as an essential Link of Hope that could place higher educati on within reach of all area residents. For the past few years he intensified his volunteer work with the Long Beach City College Foundation, where he worked to raise money for scholarships in the areas of Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language. Most recently, he participated as a member of the Foundation Board of Governors.
Matthews, Charles C., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 03-Nov-2005
McCord, James Richard, Sr. 1950 JC ~ 20-Feb-1997
McElroy, William R., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 05-Dec-2013 passed away in Mater Dei Hospital, Republic of Malta, Europe, after courageously battling extended illness. He is buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery near St. Paul’s Bay, Malta, a place he loved and had lived in over a span of 40 years. Bill was born in Los Angeles, California to William R. McElroy and Doris Stewart, where he received his early education. He completed two years of high school at New Mexico Military Academy, graduating from Whittier High School in LA. He later served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 and then resumed his education at Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California, where he received his Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1962. Bill had an illustrious and world-wide career working as an engineer in the oil industry. He held the titles of Reservoir Engineer, Drilling and Production Supervisor, and Area and Terminal Superintendent. He served in these capacities not only in the Los Angeles area, but also in Tripoli, Libya, Africa and outlying regions of the Sahara Desert. Retired from camp superintendency, he then consulted for Husky Oil of Canada and supervised activities of oil recovery and drilling support operations in North and South Kuwait following the Gulf War. Over the years, one of Bill’s greatest pleasures was staying in touch with his global colleagues and friends from his oil days. He was loved and well-respected by many. Bill was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, The Royal Malta Sports Club, and a lifetime member of the New Mexico Military Academy Alumni Association. He is survived by his wife, Jane Storey McElroy of Spokane Valley; daughter Sandra McElroy and son William R. McElroy, III, grandson Jason Burgad, also of Spokane; brother Dale McElroy of Augusta, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews.
McKinney, Charles L. 1950 JC ~ 03-Jun-2009 born Sept. 13, 1930, in Oklahoma City, OK, and died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in his family home in Marlow, OK. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marlow. Charles graduated from Marlow High School in 1948, from the University of Oklahoma in 1952, and then studied at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany. After serving three years in the U.S. Army Intelligence in Germany, Charles resumed his studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, IL. He later moved to Oklahoma City, where he became a dealer in Fine Art and owned Trebor Interiors and Gallery for several years. Charles loved Classical music and attended many opera productions across the country. He was also a great nature lover, especially wild birds, which he raised. When he was no longer able to care for “his birds,” he donated them to the Aviary at the Fort Worth, TX, Zoo. Charles was fortunate to have three very special and devoted friends who saw to his every need with love and compassion: Jerald Ketchum, George Sherrill, Jr. And Dee Hightower. Also, he cared deeply for his dear friend, Kathy Tucker, who predeceased him, and continued to love and care for her children: Caitlin Parker, Duncan, Mark J. Tucker, Mcloud, Melanie Tucker, Oklahoma City, Melissa Young, Norman, Randy Tucker, Atlanta, GA, Cindy Shaughnessy, La Mesa, CA, and Deborah Schreffler, Mill Creek, WV. Charles was very kind, devoted and generous to those he loved, and helped those he considered less fortunate. Charles is survived by his sister, Marylou and her husband, Tom Mahaffey; nephews: Press Mahaffey and wife, Susan; Greg Mahaffey and wife, Becky, all of Marlow; and niece, Melissa Mahaffey of Norman; several great-nephews and great-nieces; and cousins: Mary G. Wade, Bob Lyle, Bill and Sharon Payne and Helen Broyles. His parents, C.P. and Daisy McKinney of Marlow, predeceased him. 
McLemore, Harvey I. 1950 HS – 19-Apr-2017
Mickle, L. Christie 1950 HS
Middelkamp, Edward G. 1950 HS ~ 31-Jan-1994
Mihas, 1LT Ernest W. 1950 SC
Miles, Jr., John J. 1950 HS ~ 29-Jan-2018 85, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. Whizzer was born on December 11, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas to John and Gertrude Miles. Diane Bourland and Whizzer met at a horse show at the end of May 1954 and they were engaged by August. They were married on February 5, 1955 in Fort Worth. Their children were raised on the ranch and were excited to work cattle with their Dad. Geronimo was Whizzer’s work horse and no one else would ride him to work the land. Whizzer proudly served in the Navy Reserves. He graduated from New Mexico State University with his Bachelor’s degree in agriculture. Whizzer is survived by his wife of 62 years: Diane Miles, children: Melissa Ann Cornelius and husband William “Dub”, Melinda Jan Winterbauer and husband Bob, John Mathew Miles and wife Lisa, Daniel; Jack Miles and wife Wendy, grandchildren: Bryan Cornelius and wife Brittany, Lizanne Eichler and husband Russ, Erin Winterbauer, Lauren Harper and husband Adam, Stacey Barksdale and husband Nick, Lacey Bjorklund and husband Jay and Harley Miles, great-grandchildren: Tripp Cornelius, Tessa Cornelius, Alice Harper, Ava Barksdale, Weston Barksdale, and Madison Crone, and sister: Charlene “Sissy” Ballard.
Miller, J. Richard 1950 JC ~ 01-Jan-1989
Minor, Forrest W. 1950 HS
Monigold, John D. 1950 JC ~ 19-Apr-2004
Morce, John A. 1950 JC ~ 19-Dec-2010 died December 19, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1930, in Laredo, Texas. Generous, kind, hard-working husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Johnny was raised in the upper valley and a member of a pioneer family. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran where he served in the Construction Battalion, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 55 years. Johnny retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers General President’s Washington Staff. Johnny was predeceased by his parents Albert and Nellie Morce and his brother, Larry Morce. He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Sue Ulmer Morce, his daughters Dorothy Ann Collins and Patricia Morce Cofty (Brett), grandchildren Rebecca Maris, Jessica Collins, John Collins (Belle) and Lacey Michelsohn, and his great-grandchildren, Timothy Maris, Kaitlyn Collins, Julianna Hunter and Jacob Collins.
Morgan, Gerald B. 1950 HS ~ 31-May-2005
Morton, LTC Oakley K., II, USA 1950 SC
Moss, Charles J. 1950 JC ~ 07-Feb-2006
Murphy, Charles T. 1950 HS ~ 01-May-2011 “Murf”, Tink” or “C.T.” Murphy, of Cedar Crest, formerly of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, following a brief illness. He was born May 6, 1932 in Gallup, NM. Nicknamed “Tink” when he was very young, he always cherished his memories of his years growing up in Gallup, and many mischievous summers spent at the family cabin at mcgaffey, with his brother Jim, whom he looked up to throughout his life. He graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in 1950. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from NM State University in 1955, going on to complete Ranger training, and to serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. He had many life long friends including several of his classmates from NMSU. Since 1957, he rarely missed their annual fishing trip to the Lazy Moon Ranch on the Los Pinos River. Without hesitation, he was always quick to help a neighbor, friend, or stranger whenever needed. Charles went on to become well known and very well respected in the commercial construction industry, starting his early career with Robert E. Mckee, Brennand Construction, and Hunt Building Corporation. He retired in 1995 after 25 years with Davis and Associates in Santa Fe. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing and camping with his daughters while they were growing up. He and his wife Barbara enjoyed traveling. They visited several different countries including China, Peru, Poland and New Zealand, to name a few. But he probably most enjoyed traveling and camping in their RV with their dogs, Maggie and Suhne. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 30 years Barbara, in 2009; former wife Carol Murphy, in 1999; nephew Ted Murphy, of Durango, CO; and parents Aurora B. And Thomas Murphy. Charles is survived by his daughters, Bobbie Murphy and Caroline Murphy of Santa Fe, whom he cherished greatly and who were thoroughly devoted to him after his wife died in 2009; brother Jim Mur Angel Flores phy, and sister-in-law Marge, of Durango, CO; nephew Mark Murphy and wife Pat, of Maryland; Dan Murphy and wife Teresa of Durango, CO; his incredibly loved and spoiled Lab, Trudy, who was his constant, loyal companion and rarely left his side. Also surviving him are his step-children, Sally Gossett and Roger Gossett of Albuquerque. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Nalda, John P. 1950 JC ~ 25-Jan-2013 83, was born Jan. 17, 1930, to Michel and Soledad Nalda in Fort Sumner. He grew up in Corona, attended New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. He married Nancy Gentry on Feb. 9, 1957, and had two sons, Cully and Scott. He raised his family at Corona where he operated a cattle and sheep ranch. John retired to Albuquerque and later moved to Edgewood. He enjoyed playing the guitar and accordion and spending time with family and friends. John was a kind and loving man and will be greatly missed by all. John is survived by his son Scott, daughter-in-law Eileen and granddaughter Isabella of Prescott, Ariz., as well as close friends Charlie and Angela Wright of Edgewood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michel and Soledad; brothers, Michel and Louie and son Cully. 
Nesbitt, Martin F. 1950 JC ~ 11-Aug-2016
Nicholson, William D. 1950 JC ~ 11-Apr-1997
Northcutt, Robert A. 1950 JC ~ 02-Dec-2011 May 22, 1928 – Dec. 2, 2011 Bob was born on May 22, 1928 to Clarence & Marie Northcutt of Ponca City. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, graduating Junior College in 1950. He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Petroleum Geology degree in 1956. He married Annette Marie Taft in 1951. He served With Distinction in the Korean War. He began his career as a geologist with Pan American in Mississippi. He was co-founder of Davis, Northcutt & Cochrane in Oklahoma City. He joined Mich-Wis Pipeline in Houston in 1977, Bass Enterprises in 1981 and finally went back to his love of being an independent geologist and remained a mentor even after he semi-retired. He worked with the Oklahoma City Geological Society and was the editor of the Shale Shaker for many years. He received the Martin C. Van Couvering Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions and was presented with the Oklahoma City Geological Foundation “Legends” Award in 2008. He was an honorary member of both AIPG and AAPG. His wife, Annie; both parents; and his brother, James J. “Jim” Northcutt 1949 HS-1951 JC; predeceased him. He is survived by Nancy and Jim Seely, David A. Northcutt 1979 JC and wife, Denise; grandkids, Daniel, McKenzie, Megan and Maddy, and by his “common-law brother,” C.D. Northcutt. He loved his single malt, his Oklahoma Sooners football, trips to the cabin in New Mexico and being called Papa or G-Pa.
Norton, Roy Thomas 1948 HS-1950 JC ~ 05-Nov-2017  (Tom), age 86, of Miamisburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Marian Norton and sister Ruthe Louise. Tom is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Dottie; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Lynn Norton of Lima, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law Mindy and John Ratliff of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Dr. Bob and Nadine Norton of Wichita, Kansas; sister Frances Newman of Dickinson, Texas; five grandchildren, Keely, Ryan, and Carson Ratliff, and Caleb and Garret Norton. A native of Roswell, New Mexico, Tom graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He also graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 1953. He came to Dayton Initially in 1955, after serving in the U.S. Army in Japan. He joined the staff at the Dayton Biltmore Hotel, before transferring with Hilton to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Hartford. In 1965 he returned to Dayton for a 28-year affiliation with NCR Corporation’s Product Planning and International Marketing divisions. He was associated with various hotel computer systems and hospitality product programs until his retirement in 1994. Funeral services will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 515 East Third Street, at 10 am on Saturday, November 11. Visitation will be at Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, November 10. The family thanks Hospice of Dayton for their loving care and support in Tom’s last days. Donations in his memory may be made to St. John’s UCC or Hospice of Dayton.
O’Donnell, Ralph M., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 09-Jan-2013 82, was born November 20, 1930 in Cherokee, Okla., the son of Ralph Marcus and Neva Harriett (Honeyman) O’Donnell. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Ralph graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1948, Oklahoma State University in 1953 with a Civil Engineering degree and the University of California, Berkeley in 1960 with a Masters Degree in Sanitation Engineering. From 1955-56 he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Upon his discharge, he worked for the U.S. Public Health Service – Indian Health. During this time he and his family lived in Portland, Ore., Walnut Creek, Calif. and Bethesda, Md. They returned to Oklahoma City in 1964 where he joined Myers and Associates Engineering which later became Myers and O’Donnell Engineering. Before his retirement in 1991 he was self-employed as O’Donnell Engineering. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Professional Engineers, as well as, the American Quarterhorse Association. In his retirement years he enjoyed spending time on his farm, playing golf, attending OU football games, and taking many trips to the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico where he trail rode with his beloved horses and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sons-in-law, Larry Dye and Dave O’Donnell, grandson-in-law, Rob Fricke and sister-in-law, Vivian Roberts. Ralph is survived by his wife of 62 years, Neva (Butts) O’Donnell; his daughters, Kelly Ann Dye of Edmond, Susan Kathleen O’Donnell of Oklahoma City, Kerry Jean Hughes and her husband Jeff of Edmond and Shannon Kay ôKacyö Smith and her husband Greg of Edmond; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Fricke, Courtney Riffey and her husband Thomas, Jamie Dye, Patrick O’Donnell and his fiancT Reem Bahouth, Sean O’Donnell and his wife Courtney, Brooks Hughes, Darci Smith, Kelsi Hughes and Colby Smith; his great-grandchildren, Caden Clevenger, Luke Riffey, Caitlin Riffey, and Marcus Riffey who is expected in February; his niece, Marty Stroh of Loveland, Colo. 
Officer, Col W. Kenneth, USAF (Ret) 1950 HS ~ 16-Sep-2007 born Aug. 29, 1932, in Los Lunas, NM, to John D. Officer and Fanny Belle Wittwer. He was delivered by his grandfather, Dr. William Frederick Wittwer. He spent his childhood making rounds with his grandfather to patients, often on horseback when patients frequently paid with chickens and tortillas. On June 5, 1954, he married Beverly Lila Woolfall and was commissioned as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. During his 28-year career, he was stationed at more than 15 bases. His military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Presidential Unit Citation and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Mr. Officer is survived by his wife of Albuquerque; two daughters, including Paula Petry of Gillette; one son; one brother; and five grandsons.
O’Hair, John H. 1950 JC ~ 08-Sep-2006
O’Keiff, Gustav M. 1950 JC ~ 19-Jan-2006
Olson, LTC Jimmie L., USAR (Ret) 1950 JC ~ 14-Jun-2015
Otto, John P. 1950 JC
Padgett, Jackson W. 1950 HS ~ 20-Mar-2003
Palmer, Clarence M., III 1950 HS ~ 06-Jun-1999
Palmer, Robert A. 1950 HS
Parker, James F., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 26-Sep-1988
Parton, Eugene M. 1950 JC ~ 20-May-1994
Patient, Miles A. 1950 JC ~ 26-Dec-1972
Peeples, III, Eugene M. 1948 HS-1950 JC ~ 06-Dec-2017 was born January 18, 1930, in Corsicana, Texas to Mattisue and Eugene M. Peeples, Jr. He was fervently prayed home into the loving arms of his Lord surrounded by his two sons, their wives and six grandchildren on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Gene grew up in Houston, attending River Oaks Elementary, Lanier Junior High and Lamar High School. Growing up in Houston his main interests were his friends, scouting and his church, the Church of St. John the Divine, where he was a member of its earliest Sunday school classes in 1939, served as acolyte and received his Eagle Scout award in 1944 as a member in Troop 55. The last two years of high school and first year of college he attended New Mexico Military Institute, an experience he cherished throughout his lifetime. The study of geology took him to Louisiana State University where he received bachelors and masters degrees in geology, the two being separated by two years’ service as an officer in the U. S. Army, Armor, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He cheered for the LSU Tigers enthusiastically and kept up with his Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers over his lifetime.In 1952 Gene married Patricia Kerlin, his college sweetheart and best friend. After graduate studies at LSU, Gene joined Humble Oil & Refining Company as an exploration geologist, working in Wichita Falls, Abilene, Sweetwater, Amarillo and Kingsville. Their first child, Clay, was born during graduate school in Baton Rouge and Gene IV was born in Abilene. After so many moves across west and south Texas with two young sons, Gene joined an independent oil company in Corpus Christi in 1965, where they settled in for 17 years. While in Corpus Christi, Gene was active in civic affairs, serving in Leadership Corpus Christi, on the Planning and Zoning Commission for five years, one year as chairman, and in the Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development.One more relocation in 1982 would take him and Patricia back to his childhood roots in Houston to join a Canadian energy company as southern US exploration manager. Turning from active participation in oil & gas exploration in 1986, Gene actively pursued real estate investment and brokerage for the remainder of his business career.The move to Houston coincided with the birth of their first grandchild, and from that time forward, “Nana” and “Big Gene” loved on their grandchildren, took an active interest in all their lives, including becoming fixtures in the stands, on the sidelines and in the audience for athletic events and performances. Gene’s church was always a major part of his life and he served it well, being on vestries in Kingsville, Corpus Christi and twice at St. John the Divine after his return to Houston. He derived great joy from his involvement in career change ministries, Faith Alive, Men’s Life, a close-knit Covenant Group and various seniors programs. His faith was his bedrock in all circumstances, and served as his compass throughout life.The family extends their thanks to the staff at Treemont Healthcare for their efforts to bring Gene back to health after he suffered a broken leg in May 2017, and to Linda Parsons, trusted aid and loyal friend to both Gene and Patricia.Gene was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Robert I. Peeples, and his wife of 63 years, Patricia, whom he heroically cared for over her final years. The family remaining to carry on his legacy includes his two sons, Clay (Kay) Peeples and Gene (Suzy) Peeples, grandchildren Clayton, Paige, William (Ellen), Andrew, Preston (Ada) and Adair. He loved, and is loved by, his nieces and nephews on both the Peeples and Kerlin side.
Phillips, Newton B., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 16-Nov-2009 passed away Nov. 16, 2009. He was 81 years of age. He was born in El Paso, Texas March 15, 1928 and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended Grade School and High School in Las Cruces, and then went to New Mexico Military Institute, New Mexico A. &M. College (now NMSU), and Texas Western College (which in now UTEP). After High School and at the end of World War II, he joined the Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. HECTOR, and was awarded the Victory Medal. During his College years he received an ROTC Commission and was immediately called to active duty serving as a 1st. Lt. He landed in Korea on November 17, 1951 and took part in heavy fighting on the Western Front. He was stationed with F Company of the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division. While serving in Korea, he was wounded and was sent to 8055 MASH Hospital in Tague, Korea but soon returned to the front line. He received in Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and the U.S. Service Medal. Upon returning home, he met his soon-to-be wife Bobbye Prentiss and they were married in 1953. He briefly worked at the El Paso Electric Company, the El Paso Natural Gas Co., E. & M. Supply and then went into the Home Building Business for the next forty-five years building many new homes, apartments and duplexes. In 1981, he served as President of the El Paso Builders Association. He is survived by his wife Bobbye of 56 years, his children Becky Martin (Jim), Bart Phillips (Tracy), Robert Phillips (Jennifer) and Linda Phillips. Grandchildren Austin and Ashley Martin children of Becky and Jim, Levi and Ryan Phillips, children of Bart and Tracy, and Brandon, Nick and Garrett Phillips children of Linda. He is also survived by sister-in-laws, Mary Jane Bills (husband Dick Bills) of Fabens, Texas, Betty Jo Andrews of Comanche, OK, Earla Smith, of Comanche, OK Jennie Mae Prentiss of El Paso, Texas. Also, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana and Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton B. Phillips, Sr., and Ruth Mealey Phillips, his sister Phyllis Karlsruher, and brother William N. Phillips.
Posz, LTC Joseph Albert, AUS (Ret) 1950 SC ~ 7-Feb-1977
Potts, Lt Col Stanley R., USAF 1950 SC
Ray, Francis D. 1950 HS ~ 01-Feb-1987
Reed, Hamilton S. 1950 JC
Reuter, COL Robert M., USA (Ret) 1950 SC ~ 06-Aug-2007  passed away on August 6, 2007 at Panorama City Convalescent Center. Bob lived a life of service to his country and his community, and was devoted to his family. He was born on October 18, 1928 in Bronxville, New York, the son of George A. and Louise (Henry) Reuter. He spent his childhood in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Tucumcari, New Mexico. It was during these early years that he began his service to God and his community as a Boy Scout, a member of the New Mexico State Guard, and an acolyte and lay reader in the Episcopal Church. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the New Mexico Military Institute and a Master of Science degree from the Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1951 and served on active duty for 30 years, retiring in 1980 with the rank of full Colonel. He married Lucy Hudson at Fort Knox, Kentucky on June 13, 1953. They had two daughters, Becky and Kathy. Following a series of troop command and staff assignments and aviation school, he commanded the Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company in Vietnam in 1963 and the 7/17th Air Cavalry Squadron in Vietnam in 1968. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. He was on the faculty of both institutions, and was an Area Commander and Chief of Staff of the 4th Reserve Officer Training Corps Region at Fort Lewis, Washington. In addition, he served with the 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea, the 1st, 6th, and 13th Cavalry, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armored Divisions. He was a Senior Army Aviator, and his military awards include five Legions of Merit, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals, 21 Air Medals, the Army General Staff Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. Bob was a Charter Member of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Lacey, where he served as Vicar’s Warden, Stewardship Chairman, Vacation Bible School Director, Landscape Committee Chairman, and as a member of the Revitalization Program. He enjoyed his work with the Boy Scouts and as an Explorer Scout Leader. Bob was a Master Gardener, and his hobbies included fishing, photography, horticulture, and inventing gadgets. He was a sports enthusiast and had a great appreciation for classical music. He especially enjoyed camping with his family and teaching his six grandchildren and many other kids how to fish. He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, the Army Aviation Association, the United States Army War College Alumni Association, the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association, the United States Cavalry Association, and the Olympia Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. As his final act of service and in order to help research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, Bob participated in several clinical studies conducted by the University of Washington. He had a kind and generous heart and will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; their two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Duncan Turner and Kathy and Steve Luplow; six grandchildren, Aaron, Laura, and Sam Turner, and Sarah, Jacob, and Rebekah Luplow; and an extended family.
Rice, Lindsey M. 1950 JC ~ 01-Jan-1979
Richardson, Jesse U. 1950 HS ~ 15-Dec-1988
Rierson, Robert D. 1950 JC ~ 04-May-2010 long-time resident of Paradise Valley, AZ and Monte Vista, CO, passed peacefully on May 4th at the age of 80. Bob is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, University of Colorado and Chicago-Kent School of Law. Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean War and pursued a legal and management career at New York Central Railroad and Greyhound Corporation. Throughout his life, he was involved in his family farm operation in Colorado. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Mardy Hammond Rierson. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Richmond Rierson, his two sons, Robert Hammond (Margaret) and Michael Dunham (Sarah) and his four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rob, Zoe and Ross. Visitation will be Sunday, May 9th from 4 to 6 p.m. At Messinger Mortuaries, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale.
Rosson, J. Glenn 1950 HS
Rygh, John F. 1950 HS ~ 06-Nov-1971
Salas, Carlos J. 1950 JC
Salopek, Frank 1950 HS ~ 21-Apr-1998
Salter, Charles G. 1950 JC ~ 11-Feb-2013 75, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at his residence. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary L. Salter of Orange; two daughters, Yolanda (Donald) Daniel and Felice Salter (of Orange); two sons, Phillip Salter of Dallas and Charles G. Salter of Orange. He leaves to cherish his memory his grandchildren; Shalonda Daniel, Donald Daniel Jr. (of Humble), the Rev. Allen Daniel (of Orange), Vegas Degay (of Orange), Phillip Michael Salter, Christopher Salter, Talon Salter (of Dallas), Carlos Salter and Marlana Salter (of Texarcana) and the family’s miracle baby Richard Salter Jr. (of Orange). He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Salter; one son, the late Richard B. Salter Sr. (Terrie) and one grandson, Charles Salter, Jr.
Sanchez, Nestor Dan 1950 SC ~ 18-Jan-2011 (Age 83) Passed away on January 18, 2011 at his retirement home at Buckingham’s Choice in Buckeystown, Maryland. Nestor was born on July 28, 1927 to Jim and Clara Sanchez. Born in Magdalena, New Mexico, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), a master’s degree in geopolitics from Georgetown University and was a graduate of the National War College. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S Army in 1950 upon graduation from NMMI. In 1951, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he went on to serve with distinction in South Korea, Morocco, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain and various Headquarters assignments. While in Morocco, Nestor married his wife of 53 years, Joan Whitworth Russell. After 30 distinguished years of service as a senior representative of the CIA, Nestor was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American Affairs in 1981 and was instrumental in forming U.S. policy in Latin America. He retired from federal service in 1987 and was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. While living in Leesburg, Nestor served as the Executive Vice President of the George C. Marshall Home Preservation Fund where he secured funding vital to keeping the home as a museum for the public. A devoted and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Nestor is survived by his two sisters, four sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Joan. Nestor touched many people with his hard work, humor, dedication, and wise counsel. He will be greatly missed. 
Schnedar, Judge William J. 1950 HS ~ 24-Sep-2008 Judge William “Bill” Schnedar, 75, of Roswell. Judge Schnedar died peacefully on Sept. 24, 2008, after battling cancer over the last 18 months. Bill was born and raised in Roswell, spent his adult career as a lawyer and judge here, and, together with his wife, raised nine children, all of whom graduated from Roswell High School. Bill was born at St. Mary’s Hospital on Feb. 6, 1933, a day when the weather was 30 degrees below zero. Bill, his brother John, and his sister Jeanne grew up in a house on the corner of College Boulevard and Atkinson Avenue, a spot that now hosts the Roswell Zoo. As a boy, Bill and his brother John swam in the Berrendo River. Bill attended St. Peter Catholic School through eighth grade, and New Mexico Military Institute for high school, graduating in 1950. While attending the University of New Mexico on a Naval ROTC scholarship, Bill met and fell in love with a young woman from Pampa, Texas, Zudie Brown. They married in 1954, two days after he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. Bill and Zudie lived in San Diego while Bill, as an amphibious line officer, served three tours in the South Pacific and one tour in Alaska and Canada, where he served as the assistant operations officer for the 1956 DEW line re-supply mission. After being discharged from the Navy, Bill and Zudie and their two children returned to New Mexico so that Bill could attend the University of New Mexico Law School. By the time Bill graduated from law school, he and Zudie already had four children, but he nevertheless managed to graduate first in his class. In 1960, Bill and Zudie moved to Roswell where Bill began his legal career by joining Lake Frazier and Jack Cusack in a law practice. Along the way, he and Zudie had five more children. In 1980, Bill left private practice after 21 years to become a judge of the Fifth Judicial District, where he served more than 14 years before retiring in 1995. Some of his many accomplishments on the bench include computerizing the Fifth Judicial District, increasing access to pro se litigants in family court, starting a mediation program in Chaves County, and bringing improvements to child custody proceedings. With the help of State Sen. Tim Jennings, Bill persuaded the legislature to provide equal pay state-wide for court employees. In 1995, Bill received the Distinguished Judicial Service Award from the State Bar of New Mexico. Bill’s civic activities included serving as a member of the Roswell City Council, the president of St. Peter Parish Council, director of the New Mexico Municipal League, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Kiwanis Club. Bill enthusiastically supported all the activities of his nine children, oftentimes coaching athletic teams and traveling to tournaments across the state, and, sometimes the country. He was instrumental in starting the first girls’ softball league in Roswell. Bill, known as Daddio to his children, leaves them with many childhood memories of camping, water-skiing, Thanksgiving flag football games, and wonderful summer vacations traveling the country in two station wagons. Bill’s favorite pastimes included fishing, tennis, camping, boating, traveling and rooting for the Cowboys and Lobos. When visiting his children, it wasn’t uncommon for him to seek out a restaurant in Washington, DC, Denver or California that was tuned to a station airing the Lobos. After retiring from the bench, if he wasn’t visiting one of his children, you most likely would find him on the tennis courts or fishing the lakes of New Mexico with his good friends Dick Vogel, John Hickman and Leo Lammers. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Zudie, and eight children, Chris Schnedar and his wife, Carol, of Suffolk, Va., Kathy Shimizu and her husband, Rob, of Laguna Nigel, Calif., Patricia Schnedar and her partner, Kathryn Bader, of Oakland, Calif., Cynthia Schnedar and her husband, Mark Polston, of Washington, D.C., Mark (Polo) Schnedar and his wife, deedee of Albuquerque, David Schnedar and his wife, Karen Snyder, of Falls Church, Va., Mary Clouthier and her husband, David, of Denver, and Jim Schnedar and his girlfriend, Amy Louise, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Jeff Schnedar and his wife, Kate; Jenny Engle and her husband, Matt, and two children Kaiya and Riley; Chris, Matt, Ryan and Sarah Shimizu; Zane, Sierra and Eli Schnedar Polston; Mike, Nick, Jessica and Megan Schnedar; and Trevor and Corey Clouthier. Bill is also survived by one sister, Jeanne Kunko, and her husband, Len, of Roswell; one sister-in-law, Rita (Silky) Schnedar, of San Diego; one brother-in-law, Jim Brown, and his wife, Marge, of Longboat Key, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Angela Schnedar, his son, Michael Joseph Schnedar, and his brother, John Schnedar. Bill lived life to the fullest, with a kind heart and wise spirit. He will remain in the memories and hearts of all who knew him.
Schulze, Rupert Philip, Jr. 1950 JC ~ 01-Dec-1985
Seeley, Barlow O. 1950 JC ~ 26-Feb-2009
Shaw, Kenneth M. 1950 JC ~ 22-May-1998
Shearman, James A. 1950 JC
Sheldon, George D. 1950 HS
Shellow, Ronald A. 1950 HS ~ 19-Feb-2004
Shuck, Mervyn L. 1950 JC ~ 12-Feb-2001
Smith, George R., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 20-Apr-2018 87 of Roswell, NM, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. George was born to George R. Smith, Sr. and Wanette Johnson on May 14, 1930. George was born and raised in Roswell, NM. George graduated from Roswell High School in 1948 and afterward he attended NMSU of Las Cruces from 1948 to 1952 where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree on Business Administration. George was proud of being an Aggie for NMSU and he sat on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association for six years. George married his wife Alice B Kennedy on June 19, 1952.
After receiving his BBA, George joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Eglin AFB. His first son George R. Smith III was born at Eglin AFB in 1953. George was discharged from the US Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant. George came back to Roswell, NM, in 1954. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at ENMU Portales. George worked 20 years as a controller in Building Block and Stone. George worked independently in his company Energy Administration as a land man in the oil industry for 40 years. George was an active member of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church and he was a member of the Rotary Club. Those who preceded him in death are his parents George R. Smith, Sr. and Wanette Johnson, his son-in-law JR Freeland, his brother Jody H. Smith, and his son David E. Smith. Those left behind to cherish his memory are: Wife, Alice B. Smith. Son, George R. Smith, III and his wife Ines Smith. Daughter, Kathleen Freeland. Grandson, George R. Smith IV. Granddaughter, Molly Hoover and her husband Jeromey Hoover along with his great grandchildren: Ryder, Allyson, Hunter and Skylynn. Grandson, Matthew R. Smith and his wife Blanca Smith and his great grandchildren: Hailey, Matthew Jr. and Alice.

Smith, James Francis 1950 HS
Smith, Robert H. 1950 JC ~ 22-Jul-2001
Smoot, Carlton D. 1950 HS ~ 07-Sep-2017
Smouse, Dr. De Forrest 1950 JC ~ 09-Nov-2011
Stahler, LTC Charles Lee, USA 1950 SC
Stayart, Louis William, Jr. 1950 JC
Stenseth, Milton V., Jr. 1950 JC ~ 13-Jun-2012  March 11, 1930 – June 13, 2012 Milton V. Stenseth, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2012 in Greenwood Village, CO. Predeceased by loving wife, Glennis (Deanie) Stenseth. Survivors include 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 1 sister. 
Stepp, 2ndLt David Cline, USMC 1950 JC Korea-Missing/Killed in action – missing 19 May 1951 on a Japanese ship being transported to Korea, he fell overboard and could not be rescued.
Stewart, Donald C. 1950 HS ~ 27-Mar-2004
Stewart, REV Robert J. 1950 HS ~ 29-Oct-2006  74, was born in St. Louis, to Laura E. And Robert N. Johnston, Sr., he died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at his home in Batavia, after a prolonged illness. Rev. Stewart, the former rector of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Villa Park, retired in 1993, but continued serving the community as a substitute teacher, west side coordinator for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, and as assisting pries at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Elgin. A co-founder of Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia, he volunteered as a computer instructor at the Salvation Army in Geneva. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1950. He served in Korea from 1952 to 1953, and was honorably discharged in 1954, with the rank of sergeant. Rev. Stewart received his bachelor’s degree in 1958, from the University of Denver, was assistant director of the Colorado Hospital Association in Denver, publicity and promotion manager at a CBS TV and Radio in Denver, and a public information officer for the State of Colorado. He enrolled at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin as a candidate for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, graduating in 1967, and was then assigned to the Timberline Circuit of the Episcopal Church, serving at three different churches, in Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista, Colo. The Lake County Arts and Humanities Council named him Man of the Year for a series of discussions on morality he inaugurated in Leadville. In 1970, Rev. Stewart joined the staff of St. Leonard’s House in Chicago, serving three years as chaplain of St. Leonard’s House, Cook County Jail and the House of Corrections. While there, he joined with other chaplains in urging Sheriff Richard Elrod to investigate and correct abuses at the jail. In 1981, Rev. Stewart was called to be Rector of St. Mary Magdalen Episcopal Church in Villa Park, a position he held for 13 years. The Alliance for the Mentally Ill bestowed their Man of the Year upon him for his work with the PADS Program in DuPage County. After retiring to St. Charles in 1993, Rev. Stewart devoted himself to several occupations, among them temporary secretary at the Kane County Judicial Center, substitute teaching in area high schools, west side coordinator for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, and, finally as assisting priest at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Elgin. He was also a co-founder of Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia and volunteered as a computer instructor at the Salvation Army in Geneva. Rev. Stewart was thrice married and is survived by his widow, Lou C. Gallagher; three children by his first wife, Joann Mullen, and one child by his second wife, Rose. He leaves four grandchildren.
Stuart, Robert D. 1950 JC ~ 25-Dec-1997
Swanson, Donald E. 1950 HS ~ 23-Jul-2005
Sykes, Joseph John 1950 HS ~ 01-Oct-1983
Taggart, Philip W. 1948 HS-1950 JC ~ 30-Apr-2018 beloved husband, father, grandfather and mentor to many, passed away April 30, 2018. The son of the late Annabelle Taggart and Edward Alexander Taggart was born in Cushing, OK, and raised in Tulsa. Phil graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) and attended West Point before receiving a double degree and graduating with honors from the University of Tulsa. While at NMMI, Phil was a member of the polo team copping the Best Horseman trophy his senior year even though he was the only city boy on the team. Phil is survived by his wife of 42 years Shirley Griffey Barr; his son Steven Taggart, daughter Teri Taggart Prickett; stepchildren Joel Hawthorne Barr, Robin Barr Sussman, David Donahoe Barr, and Leslie Ann Barr; grandchildren Jackie Taggart, Barry Barr, Tucker, Duncan and Lily Grace Barr, and cousins Bart Humphrey and Deborah Campdera. Phil launched his public relations career in consumer marketing with The Philip Lesley, Co., in Chicago representing blue chip companies including Dial Soap and Wurlitzer and the first company he took public was Midas Muffler. After moving to Texas, Phil was founder and chairman of Churchill Group which he grew from 1973 into one of the largest PR firms in Houston and eventually the largest Investor Relations firm in the southwest. He became VP/Americas and World Director of the International Public Relations group of companies 1984-85 and also taught Investor Relations at the University of Houston. He is co-author of the book “Taking Your Company Public” and has provided communications services for 61 initial public offerings including Norand Corporation, WellPoint Health Networks, Crutcher Resources Corporation and Hughes Tool Company. Phil was an accredited member (APR) and a past president of the Houston chapter of Public Relations Society of America receiving the PRSA Legacy award in 2008. He joined the Houston Racquet Club in 1973 enjoying entertaining, tennis and the past five years arriving at the door of the fitness center about 5 a.m., sometimes beating the staff. As a third career, Phil formed Taggart Financial Group where he has managed money for the CEOs and CFOs of his investor relations clients, their children and recommended clients from his CPA and friend the late Joanna Hoover. His loyal assistant at Churchill Group, Fern Congram, moved with him to support his money management services which was active until his death. Phil served on the board of Amreit Real Estate investment trust for 12 years, International Expert Systems, Inc., and Salon Group International and the Foundation of Texas State Technical College.
Terry, Dr. William C. 1950 JC ~ 11-Jun-2018 of Hot Springs passed away peacefully Monday AM. He was born January 6, 1930 in Lubbock, Texas, to William Vester Terry and Gladys Boyles Terry. He was predeceased by his parents; brother & sister-in-law, Robert S. “Bob” Terry 1951 JC-1953 SC & Betti Terry. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Drew Reeves Terry; two daughters, Druann & husband, Dr. Barry Baskin of Little Rock and Allison & husband, James Dowden of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Erin & husband, Jared Coleman, Blair Baskin and Jack Dowden. Dr. Terry graduated from Sudan, Texas High School; attended New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, New Mexico. He received a BS from Oklahoma State University then served 2 years in the Armor Division of the United States Army achieving rank of Captain. In 1960 he graduated from OSU with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He practiced 31 years in Hot Springs. Dr. Terry was past president of Arkansas Veterinary Medicine Association; elected Veterinarian of the Year in 1978. He was past president of Hot Springs Country Club, a member of downtown Rotary Club, past chairman of United Way and past board member of Teen Challenge of Arkansas. He was a founding member of Trinity Church where he remained faithful till death.
Toles, J. Penrod 1950 SC ~ 13-Jan-2017  a seventy plus year Roswell resident, businessman, former State Senator and community leader, died peacefully at his home January 13, 2017. He was born October 19, 1929 in Happy, Swisher County, Texas to John E. Toles and Audie Penrod Toles who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his three sisters Charlotte Toles, Christine Toles Elliott and Marybeth Toles Mangum. In 1943, Mr. Toles came to Roswell from Lubbock, Texas, to attend New Mexico Military Institute. This event proved to be the beginning of a lifetime of service and devotion to NMMI by Toles. He received his high school diploma, junior college degree, senior college Bachelor of Science degree and an Army Reserve Commission from NMMI. Mr. Toles also attended Washington & Lee University School of Law, in Lexington, Virginia, receiving a LLB/JD degree. Toles served five years in the US Army Reserve from 1950 to 1955, including two years’ active duty as a 1st Lieutenant in the 66th Tank Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, U.S. Army of Occupation, Germany. In 1954, Mr. Toles married Sally Saunders who survives him. She is the daughter of the late Col. and Mrs H.P. Saunders, Jr. Col Saunders was the Commandant of New Mexico Military Institute while Toles was a cadet. Toles is also survived by three sons: Perry Saunders Toles (and wife Sherri) of Roswell, Tyler Penrod Toles of Albuquerque, John Harwood Toles of Denver, and by three grandchildren: Joshua, Jordan and Shelby. Mr. Toles practiced law in Roswell for several years before forming The Toles Company, a family business involving oil and gas production, commercial real estate, and farm and ranch properties. He was active in state government, serving in the New Mexico Senate from 1960 to 1966. Toles was State Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico from 1968 to 1970. Toles served in various capacities for state, community and church endeavors. He was a fundraiser and builder, chairing the building committees for the construction of three major projects in Roswell: The Roswell Family YMCA, the First United Methodist Church, and the Working Mother’s Day Nursery. Toles served as Board President of the Roswell Public Library; Chairman of the Roswell Industrial Development Corporation: Member of the First National Bank of Roswell Board of Directors; and New Mexico Chairman of the YMCA Youth and Government Program. Their public endeavors and charitable services caused Mr. and Mrs. Toles to be the first couple honored as ”Citizens of the Year” by the Roswell Board of Realtors. Mr. Toles was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell, where he led an adult Sunday school class for 50 years. He served on the Pastor-Parish Committee of the church, and was a Trustee of the New Mexico Conference Methodist Foundation, Inc. Of the many organizations that Mr. Toles served, none received more attention than New Mexico Military Institute. Over a seventy-year period of close association Toles served as National President of the NMMI Alumni Association, President of the NMMI Board of Regents, and President of the NMMI Foundation, Inc. NMMI honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in the Hall of Fame and dedicated the ”J. Penrod Toles Learning Center” in his honor in 1985.
Tutt, Eugene F. 1950 JC ~ 25-Sep-2002
Varela, Armando H. 1950 HS
Vickers, Robert H. 1950 JC
Wallace, Charles A. 1950 JC ~ 30-Jan-1998
Warren, Charles H. 1950 JC ~ 15-Feb-1993
Washburn, C. Howard 1950 JC
Wells, Joe B. 1950 JC ~ 01-Jun-2011 known as “Buddy” to many of his friends, passed away June 1st after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80 years old. Born on Oct. 26, 1930, in Amarillo, the son of Edyth Seewald and Joe Lloyd Wells, both also born in Amarillo. He grew up in Amarillo and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, before being called home to attend the family business after his father’s passing. In 1962, he met and married Brenda Breece, of New Albany, Ind., a 48-year union which produced three devoted daughters, before her untimely death in 2009. His love of fun and people, and his devotion to his friends, lots of whom he grew up with, is one of the many things friends and family will remember about him. An accomplished athlete, at the age of 34, he took up the game of golf, at which he excelled. He took great pleasure in competing in tournaments with his friends, and in the occasional game of chance. A strong, independent and intelligent man, he forged a successful career as a land developer and independent oil and gas investor. An entrepreneurial spirit, he is remembered by business associates and friends as, above all, a man of integrity and strongly held beliefs. He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo. A devoted family man, Buddy is survived by his loving younger sister, Alice Hill and brother-in-law, Don Hill of Sherman, Conn., and his three daughters and their husbands, Breece and Dub Adams of Austin, Burkely and Tim Herbert of Houston, and Whitney and Mark Giles of Dallas. He has two granddaughters, Jenny Lynch Adams and Lucy Jane Herbert; and five grandsons, Joe “Wells” Adams, William Noble Adams Jr., Hamilton “Burke” Herbert, Mack Allen Giles, and “Joe” Wells Giles; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family is also very grateful to Phyllis Enloe, a dear family friend, and John Sawyer, his eldest nephew, for all of their constant love and care. And, a special thank you to Sandy Battenfield for her devoted service and love to both Brenda and Buddy in their final years. 
Wendt, William W. 1950 JC ~ 18-Jun-1999
White, John H. 1950 JC ~ 15-Feb-2002
Wilson, William H., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 01-Oct-2008 76, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. He was born in Shreveport, grew up in Kermit, Texas, and was a resident of Baton Rouge for 53 years. He was preceded in death by his father, William Harris Wilson Sr., and his mother, Aline Kendrick Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Mae mcbane Wilson; four daughters, Colleen Chamberlain and her husband, John, Susan Fullmer and her husband, Darryl, Penny Webb and her husband, George, and Candace Nalepa and her husband, Chris; 16 grandchildren, James Chamberlain, Trudie Chamberlain, Jayson Gomez, Lauren Fullmer, Patrick Fullmer, Jamie Allen, George Webb, III, Christopher Nezat, Kyle Nezat, Lawson Webb, Duncan Webb, Jill Harold, Michelle Nalepa, Daniel Nalepa, Zachary Nalepa and Nicholas Nalepa; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Sandra Brown, of Rogers, Ark. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, served four years in the U.S. Navy on the USS Mindoro and attended LSU. He retired from the Highway Department after 25 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of Road Knights and Retreads motorcycle clubs. He had many hobbies, including building and flying RC airplanes and helicopters.
Wolff, John P., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 21-Feb-2014 A resident of Houston and native of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. He was 81. John graduated from Colorado College with a major in Zoology. Shortly after college he entered the U.S. Army and was Jump Captain with the 82nd Airborne stationed in Germany and other locations. He was multifaceted and had various jobs after his service, including pharmaceutical sales and retiring in the insurance industry. John was an avid reader, collector, trivia expert and woodworker. He was a member of The Church of the Ascension an Episcopal Church in Houston and served as a member of the choir. John was a 32nd degree Mason in the Holland Lodge and a Shriner. John was married to his adoring wife, Mary Ann Speligene Wolff for 38 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Theresa L. Swain and husband, David of South Ridge, VA; sons, John P. Wolff, III and wife, Donna of Baton Rouge and David B. Wolff and wife, Rhonie of Pocomoke City, MD; grandchildren, J. Powers Wolff, IV, Richard W. Wolff, Diana E. Wolff, Keily Wolff and Dave Wolff; and sister, Patricia Nolen of Glenwood Springs, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Mabel Daniels Wolff.
Wortman, John F. “Bud” 1950 SC 31-Jul-2017 Bud was born December 24, 1928 in Dexter, New Mexico to Frank Wortman and Anna Wattenbarger Wortman who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister Norma Jean Brodie, his brother Robert Wortman, and his first wife, Jean Losey Wortman. Bud was raised on the family farm in Dexter and graduated from Dexter High School in 1946. He attended college at New Mexico Military Institute, where he graduated in the first four-year college class in 1950. In his graduating year at New Mexico Military Institute, he was the Regimental Commander of the cadet corps. After college, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served in the 2nd Armored Division in Germany. While in Germany, he met Rosemary Anderson whom he married in 1953. In December 1953, Bud was separated from active duty and assigned to the Army Reserve. After 32 years in the Army Reserve, he achieved the rank of full colonel. Upon completion of his tour of duty in Germany, he returned to Dexter in December 1953 with Rosemary to join the family businesses. Bud and Rosemary operated the family businesses for nearly 62 years until her death in 2015. Bud then continued the family farming operation until his death. Bud and Rosemary have two sons: John F., Jr. (Johnny) and his wife Missy of Las Cruces, and David P. Wortman and his wife Lynne of Longview, TX. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jacinda Juarez and her husband Jose Luis of Albuquerque, Danielle Dody and her husband Jesse of Charlotte, North Carolina, Allan Wortman of Austin, Texas and Jennie Wortman of Dallas, Texas, and Jacob and Christina Aguayo of Las Cruces. Bud has three nieces, Pamala Stark and her husband John of West Des Moines, Iowa; Sallie Wortman and husband Arthur Estes of Ft. Worth, Texas and Meriel Brodie of Raleigh, North Carolina. He has two nephews, Rob Wortman and Rusty Wortman, both of Tucson, Arizona. Bud is also survived by one sister-in-law, Jean Wortman of Tucson, Arizona. Bud was a devoted husband and a loving and dedicated father to his two sons. He was a prominent citizen of Dexter and was passionate about his involvement in social and community activities that was demonstrated through his service in the New Mexico Masonic Organization where he became Grand Master in 1979 and his membership in the Shriners Organization and Rotary International. Bud was committed to supporting the Dexter Public Schools where he served as a member on the School Board for multiple years and continued to mentor numerous school children for years thereafter.
Wright, James L. 1950 HS


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Abbott, Thomas Flournoy, III 1949 HS ~ 22-Jun-2009 age 78 of Medina, passed away Monday, June 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Houston to Thomas and Edith (Dunn) Abbott.Thomas was a member of the 11th Airborne Division of the Air Force and served in the Korean War. He was a Chief Wildlife Specialist for the Parks & Wildlife Department and traveled all over the state. He loved animals, land and his family, and was very much loved back by them all.Survivors include wife of 56 years, June Abbott of Medina; daughter, T. Lakota June Abbott of Kerrville; sons, Thomas Wesley Abbott and James Ray Abbott, both of San Antonio and grandchild, Jamie Lynn Abbott of Austin.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ricky Abbott.
Abreu, Col Ralph C., USAF (Ret) 1949 JC
Aduddell, Bobby L. 1949 JC ~ 29-Sep-2004
Agnew, Glenn C. 1949 JC ~ 15-Dec-1996
Allison, Guy H. 1949 HS ~ 13-Oct-2016 age 84, passed away October 13, 2016. He was born on October 28, 1931 to Guy and Ruth Allison in San Antonio, Texas. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Washington UniversitySchool of Law in 1958 (third in his class), and then moved to Corpus Christi, Texas and maintained his law practice in Nueces County and the Rio Grande Valley through 2010. He was a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an international group limited to 500 attorneys), a member of the International Society of Barristers, and selected to ‘The Best Lawyers in America’. He was a 4th generation lawyer, and with two (2) 6th generation lawyers presently enrolled in law school. Guy had a great zest for life, and he enjoyed fishing, ranching, hunting, and world traveling. Guy was a loving father to David Allison, Dana Allison, Douglas Allison, Diane Allison, and Hannah Allison. Grandchildren: 5 total Allison Lester, Jason Lester, Christopher Allison, Sydney Allison, and Trevor Allison.
Armstrong, John G. 1949 HS ~ 15-Nov-1990
Babers, William E. 1949 JC ~ 17-Aug-2007
Becker, Richard G. 1949 HS ~ 15-Aug-2011  79, died August 15, 2011, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born November 29, 1931, in Springerville, Arizona. He was a Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Nadia and children, Mark and wife Penny, Hutchinson, Janet Bland, Tucson, AZ, Kathryn Becker, Miami, Florida, Carol and husband Ken O’Keef, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Scott and wife Yana Huber, Breckenridge, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Belle Becker, and a brother, Robert Becker. 
Berbiglia, Joseph P. 1949 JC ~ 17-Mar-2002
Berntsen, Robert H. 1949 HS ~ 03-Jan-1987
Berry, Art J. 1949 JC
Bible, William D. 1949 HS ~ 01-Jul-2018 was born Halloween Day, 1931, in Lincoln, NE, during a football game where his father coached the Nebraska Cornhuskers to victory over the Missouri Tigers. He was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, NM, and of the University Of Texas in Austin where he was also a letterman for the Longhorn Football team. As a member of the University ROTC program, Bill was inducted into the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and was stationed in Newfoundland for the duration of his service during the Korean War. Although he came from a football family, Bill carved out his own life in the oil patch of East Texas selling drill bits for the Hughes Tool Company before joining his Father in Law’s (Ernest Daly) title company as a partner of Anderson County Abstract Company. He worked there continuously from 1959 until his retirement in 2015. Bill enjoyed golf, loved his Longhorns, traveled the world and built an exceptional group of lifelong friends. He lived his life full of faith and with an undying love of God and his wife. A life well lived. He was preceded in death by his father, Dana Xenophen Bible, his mother, Rowena Bible, his step-mother, Dorothy Gilstrap Bible, and his sister, Barbara (Barky) Michalke. Bill is survived by his wife, Sara Nell Bible, daughter, Catherine Lee Bible, his son, Dana Rhodes Bible, grandchildren, William Charles Bible, Elizabeth Catherine Tenney, and Mary Caroline Bible, and great grandchildren, Jacob Elliot Tenney and Oliver Thomas Tenney. He is also survived by two nephews; Doug and Dana Michalke and a niece, Rowena Ortega.
Bivins, Donald C. 1949 HS ~ 30-Mar-2007
Blair, Richard J. “Dick” 1947 HS-1949 JC ~ 26-Jun-2017 of Edwards, Colorado and Santa Barbara, California passed peacefully into the arms of God on Monday morning June 26th at 2:30 a.m. He was at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was 88 years old and for six years has been battling cancer, congestive heart failure and COPD.He was born in Los Angeles, CA May 26th 1929 to Lillian Trapp Blair and Sam Polow who soon divorced.He attended elementary school and high school in southern California except for his senior year when he attended New Mexico Military Institute ( NMMI). Dick was an outstanding athlete and participated in gymnastics, wrestling and played football. He went on to get his Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Dick excelled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and specialized in artillery. With his training from NMMI, as well he was rapidly promoted from Corporal to 1st Lieutenant.He was called into the U.S. Army to serve in the Korean conflict and performed beyond his official rank to serve as battery commander in “Operation Big Switch.”After returning from the war he and his family moved back to Colorado where Dick worked in the insurance business and also became a broker for Payne Webber Jackson and Curtis. He and his first wife Karolynka divorced in the late 1960’s.In 1974 Dick became sole proprietor of Colorado Aero Tech, an aviation mechanics school. He grew that company into one of the largest and most successful aviation tech schools in the U.S. He also acquired the land adjacent to the school. He had his own airplane and truly loved to fly.In 1978 he met the love of his life. Jeannette Arithson. They married in 1980, and also renewed their vows to follow Christ and were happily married until his passing.Dick served as the president of the Colorado Private School Association, and on the board of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools and was president of the Aviation Technicians Educational Council. In 1981 he sold the school and eventually the land when he retired. Immediately upon retirement he poured himself into Christian philanthropic activities. He served on many boards and committees of churches and of para-church organizations including, Harvest Foundation of Phoenix, that does world wide outreach, Mike Silva International, out of Portland, which practices evangelism primarily in Latin American Countries and Promise Keepers out of Denver and Boulder, to name a few. He founded a matching program for prisoners with friends called Friends in Transition, it is now known as Friends of Youth in Denver, which he continued to support. He has a heart for the poor and downtrodden, here and abroad, and was driven to spread the life-changing message of the Gospel. His witness for Christ continued until the very last day of his life.Dick Blair was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Blair, his brother Bob Blair and wife Pat, his precious daughter Cambia Blair, his son-in-law John Adkins and many more distant loved ones on both sides of the family.He is survived by his wife Jeannette Blair, his daughters Victoria K. Blair Adkins, Tresi K Houpt (Jefferson) and son Jake Blair AKA Richard J Blair II. Grandchildren Nicole Blair Adkins (Eric), Emelia Blair Adkins (Tomas), Samuel Beyer Blair Houpt (Kenzie), Franklin Claypool Houpt (Kenzie). Great grandchildren Zoe Blair Johnson, Isaac Russell Johnson. Half brother Joel Rosenkranz (Janice) and many more cousins nieces and nephews.
Bodie, Donald E. 1949 JC
Boyd, Richard B. 1949 JC ~ 22-Dec-2005
Bray, H. Otho 1949 HS ~ 15-Jun-1956
Bretz, Robert M. 1949 JC ~ 31-Aug-2005
Brewster, Col Philip L., USAF (Ret) 1949 JC
Buchanan, William H. 1949 HS ~ 22-Apr-1996
Bulfinch, Stephen L. 1949 HS ~ 01-Jan-1983
Burleson, William L., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 15-Dec-1990
Caldwell, Richard T. 1949 JC
Calhoun, Charles L. 1949 JC
Calhoun, James M. 1949 HS ~ 19-Apr-1994
Campbell, COL James W., USA (Ret) 1949 JC ~ 29-Aug-2010
Campbell, Monte M. 1949 HS ~ 19-May-2005
Catanach, Anthony H. 1949 JC
Chaffin, Owen, Jr. 1949 JC ~ 11-Jan-1993
Chancellor, John E. 1949 HS ~ 15-Nov-1991
Cheesman, Dale C., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 04-Jan-2015 passed away on Sunday, the 4th of January 2015. He was born in Dallas, Texas on the 22nd of October 1929, to Margaret Way and Dale C. Cheesman Sr. Dale attended Lamar High School, New Mexico Military Academy, and graduated from the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After attending The University for two years, he enlisted in the United States Air Force at the start of the Korean War and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then married his high school sweetheart and returned to UT to complete his remaining years of college. After graduating from college, he joined his father at Dale C. Cheesman & Son, where they traded in leases, minerals and royalties in the oil business. In 1965, Dale Jr. formed CICO Oil & Gas Company to drill and explore for oil and gas throughout Texas and Louisiana. He ran the company for over fifty years, coming to the office every day until his death. He loved his office family, especially his loyal and devoted manager Marilyn Faulkner. Dale earned a strong reputation in business as a smart, successful and honest Oil Man. Dale was a pilot, a guitar player, and an avid fisherman and hunter, where he was known as a world class shot. He loved taking his family and friends down to south Texas for big hunting weekends, and to Lake Conroe and their Galveston bay house for boating and fishing weekends. He was a member of and served on the boards of the Petroleum Club of Houston, the Houston Country Club, Tanglewood Bank, the Open Door Mission and on the Vestry of St. Martins Episcopal Church where he was a founding member. Dale sends his final salute to his many close friends, including the Old Geezers. The Cheesman family would like to express their gratitude to his devoted caregivers, Koko, Sophia, Trinika, Shanae and Bianca. Dale was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carolyn Cheesman Hippard. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Shirley Edwards Cheesman, his two daughters and two sons, Sheryl Cheesman Doyle and her husband Doug Doyle, and Lolly Cheesman Erwin, Dale Cheesman, III and wife Stacy Scott Cheesman, and John Cheesman and wife Emily McDonald Cheesman, his nine grandchildren Douglas and Caroline Doyle, Courtney and Tommy Erwin, Taryn, Dale IV and Cecily Cheesman, John Christian and Carley Cheesman, his sister Barbara Cheesman Groves, and a multitude of nieces and nephews, including his special niece Janet Landry.
Cinelli, Gene R. 1949 HS ~ 06-Apr-2006
Claffey, Dr. Frank L. 1949 HS ~ 08-Jul-1994
Clark, Kenneth P. 1949 HS ~ 25-May-1989
Clarke, William B. 1949 HS ~ 14-Aug-2001
Collard, Aubrey C. 1949 JC ~ 27-Jul-2007  77, died Friday, July 27, 2007. Mr. Collard was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Borger to Austin and Dollie Collard. He married Janan Stamps on June 1, 1966, in Las Vegas. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tamara Snodgrass of Sunray; two sons, Aubrey Clifford Collard, Jr. of Austin and Miles Jackson of Richardson; a sister, Kay Brewer of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Cope, Dr. Gene E. 1949 JC ~ 18-Jan-1996
Corn, Richard W. 1949 HS
Creson, R. Paul, Jr. 1949 JC ~ 01-Sep-2009  Was born in Dayton, Ohio on Robert Paul Creson, Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 19, 1929 and died in Dallas, Texas on September 1, 2009. Paul attended Avondale Country School in Maryland 1938-39, was a team member of the Ball High Tornadoes (Galveston TX), the District 14AA co-champs in 1945, graduated from high school and junior college 1947 and 1949 from New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from Texas A&M with a BA in 1951. He married Daisy Jane Hill at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on June 2, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Allen Hawley and Robert Paul Creson and, in 1998, by his wife, Daisy Jane Hill. A former member of the Petroleum Club, Paul counted accomplishments in the oil and gas industry, including creating the boom in the Kurten Dome and the Bravo Dome CO2 Gas areas in the 1970’s and the Pecos Slope area in the early 1980’s. In addition, Paul was a former AAPL member, a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, a member of the Brook Hollow Golf Club, and a real estate broker in Dallas for the last 37 years. He is survived by sister, Sarah Hawley Creson Larroca; children, daughter, Cynthia Creson Clendenen and her husband, Andrew W. Clendenen; son, Robert Paul Creson, III; daughter, Daisy Carole Creson; daughter, Florence Creson Regan and her husband, Michael J. Regan; grandchildren, Daisy Caroline Clendenen Fung and her husband, Andrew Y. Fung, Andrew Astin Clendenen, John Michael Regan and Nicholas Joseph Regan, sister-in-law, Judith Hill Gardere and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Crosby, James D. 1949 JC
Davis, Conrad M. 1949 JC
Davis, Morgan J., Jr. 1949 JC
Deering, Thomas P. 1949 JC ~ 08-Mar-2005
Dinwiddie, R. Wayne 1949 JC
Eichman, John W., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 12-Jul-2007  76, died July 12, 2007 in California. He was born November 6, 1930. Eichman, Jr. Enjoyed spending time with his family, flying, and giving advice. Survivors include his wife, Nina Eichman; previous wife, Marge Eichman; daughters, Tricia Monier, Dianne Eichman, Margaret Eichman, and Jackie Lucero; brother, Bill Eichman; and nine grandchildren. Eichman, Jr. Was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary Eichman.
Eichman, William J. 1949 HS ~ 14-Nov-2007 passed away Nov. 14, 2007, in Sun City. He was a retired pharmacist. He is survived by ex-wives: Norma Meyers and Theresa Eichman; companion: Gloria Kay Neiman; sons: Gregory Eichman, Christopher Eichman and William Eichman; four nieces; one nephew and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: John.
Elmore, Frank H., III 1949 HS ~ 16-Oct-2004
Ernst, Robert H., P.E. 1949 JC ~ 14-May-2016 passed away in Englewood, CO, on May 14, 2016. Bob was born November 17, 1929, in Roswell, NM. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and the University of New Mexico. He married Patricia Fleck in Durango on December 27, 1952. He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War . Bob was owner of Ernst Engineering Company and served as chairman of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Leigh Typer. He is survived by his wife, Pat, daughters Laurie (Greg) Clark, Ann (Tom) Lance, Carrie (John) Thompson, and four grandchildren. For many years, Bob and Pat called Electra Lake, CO, and Wickenburg, AZ, home. They recently moved to Englewood.
Esberg, Arthur B. 1949 JC ~ 17-Apr-2012
Evans, James L. 1949 JC ~ 06-Feb-2002
Farley, John E. 1949 JC ~ 26-Apr-2013  age 82, of D’Hanis, passed away Apr. 26, 2013 at Air Force Village II in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 26, 1930 in Big Springs, TX to George and Claire Trapp Farley. In 1948 he graduated from Central Catholic High School and graduated from Oklahoma A & M in 1952. He served in the Army, 82nd Airborne in Germany, during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a cattle rancher. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Jan Lewenthal and sister-in-law, Nancy Hine. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Farley of D’Hanis sister-in-law, Rita Kingsbury nephews, George (Ann) Flournoy of Houston, Tom (Teja) Flournoy of San Antonio, Robert (Pat) Flournoy of Dallas, Bob Hine of Washington, D.C. nieces, Claire Arnett of Lubbock, Nina (Sonny) Abelardo of Maitland, Fl, Elena (Ira) Schwartz of Miami, FL, Ann (Pequin) Castillo of West Palm Beach, FL numerous great nieces and nephews.
Ferguson, W. Gerald 1949 JC ~ 20-May-2001
Foster, John H. 1949 HS ~ 19-Feb-2000
Frye, George Thomas 1949 JC ~ 05-Jan-2012
Galloway, William Perry 1949 JC ~ 01-Oct-1996
Gardner, J. Darrell 1949 JC ~ 15-Apr-1989
George, Glenn A. 1949 JC ~ 26-Apr-2001
Graham, George A., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 23-Jul-2007  Mr. Graham was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Lubbock, the son of George A. Graham, Sr. and Ruth E. Graham. June 25, 1971 he was married to Jeanne Sanders in Artesia. He moved to Artesia Dec. 16, 1977 from Truth or Consequences. He served in the United States Air Force. He was an attorney, and member of the Episcopal Denomination, Rotary Club, Shriners, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, was past president of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, member of the State Bar of Texas and New Mexico, and member of the Alumni Association of New Mexico Military Institute. He practiced law in torc for several years during the 1970s, and was a member of the torc Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Graham of the family home; sons, George Gilbert Graham of Santa Fe, and Scot Mason Graham (Kathy) of Bend, OR; daughters, Lyndee Graham of Glenwood Springs, CO, Bridgette Graham of Artesia and Melissa Graham-Lamure (Michael) of Austin; sister, Janene Jenike of Dallas; and three grandchildren, Bradley Graham, Lily Graham and Lakota Graham-Lamure.
Gray, Col John T., USMC (Ret) 1949 HS
Gray, Ocie C. 1949 HS
Greenstreet, John R. 1949 JC ~ 01-Mar-2015 a native Tulsan, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born on July 1, 1929 at Momingside Hospital (now Hillcrest) to John Coleman and Wilma A. (Smerdon) Greenstreet. John and his older sister Doris grew up on a small farm at 56th and Lewis. It was here that John developed a keen imagination and a passion for the natural world and being outdoors. He spent his youth writing short stories, drawing and painting, and fishing in Joe Creek. Throughout his life he enjoyed the sport of fishing, which led to many memorable trips. John graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1947, where he was a member of the tennis team and Treasurer of his senior class. He went on to play tennis at New Mexico Military Institute his freshman year of college before transferring to Southern Methodist University. At SMU he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity as well as Phi Beta Kappa. While at SMU John met Mildred Alexander, and they were married (in Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus) in 1952. His first job after college was at the Procter & Gamble factory in Dallas. During that time he attended SMU night law school. Upon completion of that degree P & G transferred him to its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked for six years. He then decided to return to Tulsa and worked in the Trust Department of First National Bank for several years and later worked for MAPCO, from which he retired in 1993. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and its Friendship- Wesley Class, and helped to found the church’s Scholarship program. During retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife, playing golf, and spending time with his grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Greenstreet Niemann, who passed away in 2008. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred; and son, Robert (Bonnie) Greenstreet; daughter, Lisa (Tom) Weatherholt; and son, John C. (Doris) Greenstreet II; as well as six grandchildren, Alexis, John Morgan and James Greenstreet and Ellen, Laura and Daniel Weatherholt.
Grim, Gordon F. 1949 JC ~ 05-Jan-2006
Haberkorn, Lt Col Arnold H., Jr., USAF (Ret) 1946 HS-1949 JC ~ 24-Aug-2014
Hall, Thomas H. 1949 JC
Halsted, Robert J. 1949 HS ~ 20-Feb-1999
Harrison, James A. 1949 JC
Hassenflu, John M., Jr. 1949 JC
Hay, Peter J. L. 1949 HS ~ 03-Jul-2008
Head, William D. 1949 HS ~ 23-Jul-1990
Heaston, Charles L. 1949 HS ~ 18-Sep-2013 82, of Hedrick, died Sept. 18, 2013, at his home in Hedrick. He was born Thursday, Dec. 18, 1930, the son of John and Helen Lander Davidson in Hutchinson, Kan. He graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas, with the class of 1949. Following graduation, Chuck joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean conflict. Upon his discharge, Chuck moved back to Hedrick and went to work at Morrell’s. On Jan. 29, 1955, Chuck was united in marriage to Jean Dimmitt in Las Vegas, Nev.; she died Sept. 15, 2008. He later farmed on Jean’s parents farm for many years and worked various other jobs, including Pamco in Oskaloosa and driving truck for Don Beck’s. In the fall of 1983, Chuck went to work at Hackert’s Wood Products in Richland until his retirement on Jan. 7, 2007. When he was younger, Chuck enjoyed playing softball, going to stock car races, watching sports on TV and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. His family includes his two daughters, Darcy (Craig) Hackert of Richland and Donna K. Heaston of Hedrick; a son, Charles D. Heaston of Hedrick; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. 
Hogan, Robert E. 1949 JC ~ 15-Oct-1991
Holder, Wayne J. 1949 JC
Holman, J. Richard 1949 JC
Hooper, John L. 1949 HS ~ 19-Feb-2013 81, of Palm Desert, died peacefully in his sleep on February 19, 2013. He was born on December 23, 1932 in Houston, Texas. He was raised in Houston and New Orleans and graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute with honors. He then attended Rice University, and graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he was stationed at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. as part of Eisenhower’s Honor Guard. He attended Officer’s Candidate School and was a member of the National Rifle team, where he distinguished himself winning many medals. After moving to Santa Barbara, he and his father formed Santa Barbara Yachts where John designed and built custom yachts, which can still be recognized up and down the coasts. John was a President of the Twenty-Thirty Club and a very active member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club where he was fond of sailing. He made several long distance races to Mexico and Hawaii. In 1979 he married Deborah Wallace Haley. He then formed John Hooper & Associates, a yacht brokerage firm in Santa Barbara. Wanting to design and manufacture safety equipment for boat engines, he purchased a small manufacturing company in Chula Vista, Calif.., Aqualarm. He and Deborah at that time moved to Coronado, Calif. The couple lived in Coronado for 24 years where they were active in the Coronado Yacht Club and Crown Club. He held a private pilot’s license, and was also an excellent bridge player, and especially enjoyed playing poker with his friends. Upon retirement, he and Deborah moved to Palm Desert, Calif., where he was a member of the Crocodile Club and Ironwood Country Club. John leaves his wife Deborah of 34 years, and three adored children by his first wife, Paige, Allison and Ashley. A daughter, Pamela, preceded him in death. In addition he leaves a sister, Connie Phillips, and two stepchildren whom he loved as his own, Kelsey and Kevin Haley. He also leaves four grandchildren-Wesley, Seandon, Allison and Jacob. There are many others to whom he was a father and grandfather figure to. John was a strong, intelligent and loving man who was gracious and warm to everyone he came in contact with
Houghton, E. C., III 1949 HS ~ 23-Mar-1993
Hudson, Noah W., Jr. 1949 HS ~ 12-Aug-2002
Huff, L. Keith 1949 HS ~ 29-Oct-2001
Hull, James Dean, II 1949 HS ~ 01-Aug-2016 Jim was born on June 16, 1931 in Bartlesville, OK, to James Dean Hull I and Catherine Mary Goodrich and called home to heaven on August 1, 2016 at the age of 85. Jim attended public school in Bartlesville until such time as the family moved to Tulsa. Jim attended High School at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated in 1949. After graduation, he returned to Tulsa and enrolled at The University of Tulsa. There he was initiated into Kappa Alpha Fraternity and fell in love with a Delta Gamma girl. Jim and Marian L. Black married on June 19, 1954 and thus began a 62 year courtship. Jim was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he resumed this college career and graduated from The University of Tulsa with a BA in Business. After a few years in the working world, Marian convinced him to go back to school and get his Law degree from The University of Tulsa. While Jim was going to night school Marian was at home raising their two small children, Cindy and Stephen. He then began working at Tidewater Oil Company which transferred him down to Houston in 1963. He then went to work for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, transferred over to Occidental Chemical Corporation in their legal department as General Counsel. He traveled to Russia with Dr. Armand Hammer to negotiate the West’s first business deal since WWII. Other business travels took him to Spain, Brazil, Libya and Venezuela negotiating contracts for chemical purchases. Jim was an avid golfer during his corporate years and later loved to play with his children and grandchildren. Jim retired from the corporate world in 1983. After retiring he renewed his love for music and while still living in Houston, he was an active member of the Bayland Ukulele Group. Jim and Marian settled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and bought a home in Spring Branch, Texas. There they started the Guadalupe Riverpickers, and enjoyed playing banjo, guitar and dulcimer music all over Texas at numerous music festivals, The group even hosted a Dulcimer Festival at the Red Roof Lutheran Church for two years, bringing in dulcimer players from all over the country to jam and give some lessons to anyone interested in learning to play. The group continued to meet on a regular basis at their home to practice and learn new tunes to perform at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio and the Boerne Christmas Parade. His favorite meal was BBQ pork ribs with all the sides followed by homemade vanilla ice cream and Fredericksburg peaches on top. From the time Jim was a boy he always had a dog beginning with his faithful companion Skipper and he will be missed by the family pets Jojo, Duke, Maggie Mae & Lily, who love to run and chase the lizards at their home; and their only mouser kitty, Misty. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marian LaNelle Hull; his sister Catherine Haley; daughter Cindy Cox; son Stephen James Hull; grandchildren Matthew Cox & Amanda Cox; Denson James Hull & Olivia Claire Hull; nephews John Haley, Jim Haley, Tom Haley, Dan Haley and niece Ann Haley McMickell.
Hulse, Lauren L. 1949 HS ~ 08-Sep-2012 passed away on Saturday morning, September 8, 2012 at the South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington, Nevada. He was 81. Lauren was born in Duncan, Oklahoma on August 31, 1931 the son of Lawt and Edna (Zorger) Hulse. Lauren had served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. He received the National Defense Service Medal along with a Good Conduct Medal. Lauren had lived the past 12 years in Yerington coming from California. Before retirement Lauren had worked as a Chemist for IBM for many years. He was known as the inventor of ‘Toner’. He enjoyed sailing very much and also loved playing the piano which he played beautifully. He also loved spending time with “Buckwheat” his beloved Doberman. Lauren is survived by his wife, Joyce Hulse; his daughter, Stephanie Jill Phifer and her husband Ted; his son, Stephen Jack Hulse; his grandson, Evan Shea Phifer; his granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Hulse; his brother, Kent Hulse; his brother-in-law, Richard Hoffman; and his sister-in-law, Julie Hoffman; and of course his beloved doberman, Buckwheat.
Hunter, Donald J. 1949 HS ~ 02-Dec-1952
Hunter, Jack N. 1949 JC ~ 11-Jan-2010 was born to Wayne and Pauline Hunter on 11-11-28 in Gage, Oklahoma. He attended school in Shattuck, Oklahoma and The New Mexico Military Institute. On November 1st, 1947, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving four years in the Navy and was honorably discharged as a veteran of the Korean War, on October 12, 1951, returning home to his parent’s farm, after his Father’s death. In 1966 Jack began a long career in Latin America, Scandinavia, Africa and the Middle East with Loffland Brothers Drilling Company, which later became known as Nabors Drilling Company. He began in the oil field as a roughneck, and retired in 1993 after work in seven countries, as Area Manager in the Middle East. Jack is remembered as a warm and thoughtful man who loved music, cooking, reading, and the daily crossword puzzle, even after his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s in 2006. He embraced the many cultures in which he lived, and gave his family the gift of adventure and travel which has forever enriched their lives. Jack is survived by his wife, Johnalee of 57 years, sister, Carol, son, David and his wife Erin, daughter, Dodie, granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth, and grandson, Sean.
Hyde, COL Herbert K., Jr., USAR (Ret) 1949 HS ~ 07-Aug-2005
Jarvis, William, Jr. 1949 JC ~ 20-Jan-2013 was born in Nogales, Arizona, May 9, 1928. He entered eternal life on January 20, 2013 at the Veteran’s Hospital in San Francisco, California. He was a long time resident of San Francisco, who loved sports, especially football and the Forty-niners. Billy was the son of William and Haydee Jarvis. His family moved to Deming in 1932, where his father established the business of the White House CafT and Bar. Billy attended Deming Public Schools up to the eighth grade in Deming. He graduated from New Mexico Military School and attended college at the University of Colorado in Denver. Upon receiving his degree in Business Administration, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany. He also was an active member of the Army Reserves until 1967. Billy returned to Deming and helped his father in the family business. He left Deming in 1963 when his father sold the business to Richard Sainz. He moved to San Francisco where he worked for many years in hotel and apartment management until his retirement from injuries he received during the last earthquake of San Francisco. Billy was a member of the Knights of Columbus of the Catholic faith. He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family was very important to him. He was always willing to help and support any of his family members. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jeannie, his grandson William, his sister Concha, and his parents William and Haydee. He is survived by his twin daughters, Debbie and Judy, a son Michael and his youngest daughter Georgee. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michele, Melissa, Jamie, Justin, Sarah, Katie, Ellie and Marley. He is also survived by two great-grandsons, Jackson and Mason and many nieces and nephews. 
Johnston, David C., Jr. 1949 HS ~ 24-Nov-2015 was lifted by his Savior into his Heavenly Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. David was born in Oklahoma City, the son of David C. and Gladys E. Johnston. He attended New Mexico Military Institute. He received a B. A. in Business from OU, and his J. D. from OCU School of Law in 1961. Four generations of the Johnston family have practiced law in Oklahoma, a fact of which he was very proud. David was nationally recognized in the field of Aviation Law. He was an active participant in Habitat for Humanity, past president of the Downtown Lions Club, and served 2 terms as President of Heritage Hills Historic Preservation, Inc. David served in the USAF during the Korean War. After his Honorable Discharge, he put himself through Law School at night becoming a Defense Attorney in Aviation Defense Litigation. David leaves a wife, Karen who loved him dearly for 41 amazingly adventuresome years. Children: D. Craig Johnston, OKC; Cindy McAuley (Mark) Half Moon Bay, CA; Step-daughters Tiffany Hawkins of Celina, TX and Nicole Black of Carmel, IN. He was pre-deceased by a step-daughter, Courtney Ann Dawson of Tulsa, OK and infants, Diana Lynn and John Charles Johnston. David (PaPa) leaves his grand-children, all of whom brought great joy to his life: David Colin Johnston (Heather), Katelyn Johnston (who served as PaPa’s caregiver/helper this last yr), Lindsey and Kaylee Dawson, Callie and Chance Hawkins, Montana Borth, Mark Jr., Nicole, Taylor, Preston and Aspen McAuley.  David was great at so many things. Making unforgettable memories was his forte, for he loved to make fun things happen. He became a private pilot, holding commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings. Family ski trips to Breckenridge, were a favorite. He loved singing in the choir at St. Luke’s, woodworking projects, sailing his boat on Lake Hefner and the waters of the Virgin Islands. He was a rancher, cowboy camp cook with all the cast iron a cook could want! He raised Corriente cattle on his Lazy J Bar Ranch and was an accomplished team roper. He enjoyed trail riding with the Verde Vaqueros in AZ and NMMI Alumni Assn. in NM, where he served as a camp cook, having built his own chuckwagon. He loved bird hunting and was a long time member of the Grand National Quail Club in Enid, OK. For many years he also served on the Board of the Grand National Quail Foundation. 
Jones, Edwin R 1947 HS-1949 JC ~ 20-Dec-2017 passed away 12/20/17 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer and a short battle with Cancer. Ed was born in Magnum Greer Co. Oklahoma 11/27/29 to Dennis Martell Jones and Fannie Mabel Watson. Ed grew up in Littlefield, Texas and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute high school and Junior College. Ed served in the USMC as a fighter pilot with VFM-114 and as a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Air Station from 1951 to 1955.After starting a family in Dallas, TX Ed attended night school at SMU and received his BBA in 1961.He worked at Frito-Lay in Dallas from 1961 to 1986 and received the 1970 SPEA International Man of the Year award. In retirement he preceded to follow his love of painting. He was a member of the Dallas chapter of the Artists and Craftsman Associated serving as their President in 1990.He was preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Fannie Mabel Jones and loving wife Flo Jones. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law: Dennis and Elaine Jones, of San Angelo TX and Tim and Linda Jones, of Memphis TN. Four grandchildren Shae Jones and his wife Sloane of Midland TX, Stacy Jones and his wife Christina of The Hague, The Netherlands, Hannah Jones of Austin TX and Ian Jones of Austin TX. Also, three great-grandchildren MaryAnn and Stacy Jones of Midland TX and Shelby Jones of The Hague, The Netherlands. Ed will be laid to rest next to the love of his life Flo in Dallas. The family would like to extend a special word of appreciation to the staff of Brookdale South San Angelo and the loving caregivers of Dianne Bass for the wonderful care extended to their father. And a heartfelt thank you to Kindred Hospice of San Angelo.
Jones, John C., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 04-Feb-2011 of La Feria passed away on February 4, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born on June 25th, 1929 in San Antonio to John C. Jones, Sr and Pauline Sorrick Jones of Edinburg, Texas. He attended school in Monterrey, Mexico and New Mexico Military Institute, and received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. After serving in the US Army, John attended the Graduate School of Banking of the South, L.S.U. where he was President of his class. Upon returning to the Valley, he joined the Jones-Collier banking interest in Mercedes where he served as Chairman, First National Bank/La Feria; Vice Chairman, Valley National Bank/Mc Allen; President, First National Bank/Mercedes, Valley National Bank/Harlingen & City National Bank/Weslaco. John also served as President, Lower Rio Grande Valley Bancshares; Texas Bankers Assoc. Education Committee Chairman & Legislative Committee member; President, Rio Grande Valley Bankers Assoc.; Chairman, B&P International Bridge; President, Mexico-Texas Bridge Owners Assoc.; Vice-Chairman, Board of Regents Pan American University & Building Committee Chairman; Trustee & President of LFISD; President, Lower Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce & Texas Chambers of Commerce; Chairman, Cameron County Park Board; Member & Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church of La Feria; Member of La Feria Jaycees & La Feria Kiwanis Club. John was a dedicated Mason, as are his two sons, and was Past Master & an endowed member of the La Feria Lodge #1197. He served on various Grand Lodge Committees. John was Deputy Grand Master while also servicing as Grand Junior Deacon in 1974. He received his 50 year service award from the Grand Lodge of Texas in 2006. John was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and enjoyed 34 years of service as a trustee of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children where he was a key member of the Finance Committee. He was very involved in Masonic activities throughout the state & one of the great leaders of the fraternity in the Rio Grande Valley. He was a mentor to many young Masons. After a distinguished career, John retired to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with his wife Anne. John enjoyed travelling especially in Mexico & Europe. He was an excellent skeet shooter & bird hunter, an avid tennis enthusiast often winning against his accomplished tennis playing children, a connoisseur of French wines, and had an insatiable sweet tooth particularly for chocolate! John was a compassionate, loving man devoted to his family. He is survived by son, John Culberth Jones III & wife Patty, son, James Dickson Jones & wife Cynthia, daughter, Janette Lee Jones Gondran & husband Buzz, and wife Anne Martin Jones, and her sons, Martin & David Grapengeter. He is also survived by his children’s mother, Joan Dickson Jones and their grandchildren, John Collier Jones & wife Jennifer, Lauren Jarvis Jones Barner & husband Andrew, Gracie Byrd Jones, Jamie Lynn Jones, James Wesley Jones, Ann Elise Gondran and great-grandchildren, Audrey Noel & Hudson Andrew Barner. John was preceded in death by his parents and infant grandson, James Cole Jones. The family expresses their appreciation to the caring staff at Windcrest Nursing Home, Fredricksburg, Texas.
Jones, John P. 1949 HS ~ 01-Sep-1994
Jones, Wesley G. 1949 JC
Joullian, Edward C., III 1949 JC ~ 25-Sep-2006
Junemann, Raymond P. 1949 HS ~ 12-Sep-2011 born July 25, 1931, to Rose and Fred Junemann in Galveston, Texas, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2011. Raymond attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute, graduated from Texas A & I University in Kingsville, and the University of Texas at Austin. He was the owner of Junemann Insurance Agency in La Marque. Raymond was a true Southern gentleman and was loved by all who knew him. He always had a story to tell and a twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. Raymond is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Baker Junemann; his sister Rosie Nieman; granddaughter Kerry Vyvial; and parents Rose and Fred Junemann. Raymond is survived by his wife of 15 years, Valena Weesner Little Junemann; his two daughters Lisa Junemann Palmer and husband Michael of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and Lori Junemann Littlepage and husband Chuck of Katy, Texas; sister Patricia Junemann Holmgren; brother-in-law John Nieman; step-sons Paul Little and Charles Little; grandchildren: Aaron Vyvial and wife Sarah, Samantha Littlepage and Alexander Littlepage, Gabriel Palmer, Lauren Palmer, and Kailey Palmer; great-grandson Kingsley Vyvial; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are Chuck Littlepage, Aaron Vyvial, Tim Porter, Paul Nieman, Mark Holmgren, and Paul Hilgers. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Bohmler, Sid Holliday, Charles Little, Paul Little, and Leo Venegas.
Keeling, William T., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 24-Aug-2000 71, of Tucson, AZ, and former Lompoc resident was born October 26, 1928 in Dallas, TX, to William and Katie Barnhill Keeling. They moved to Salida, CO, in 1932 where he was raised, graduating from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, in New Mexico in 1949. He came to Lompoc in 1993 and was employed as a realtor with Hunter Prudential Real Estate until moving to Tucson in 1996. He was a member of Salida, CO, Lodge 57 F. & A. M. and Tucson Elks Lodge 388. He enjoyed fishing, cooking on the bar-be-que, playing bridge and was an avid football fan. He died Thursday, August 24, 2000 at his home. Survivors include his loving wife of 4l years, Jacqueline Keeling of Tucson; daughter, Diana Mass of Durango, CO; sons, James Keeling of Lompoc, Mark Keeling of Cabo San Lucas, MX, Matthew Shoemaker and Dan Keeling both of Kent, WA, and Bart Keeling of Cathedral City, CA; sister, Doris Connolly of Tucson; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cherie’ Vratny.
Kelly, Louis 1949 HS ~ 19-Apr-2001
Kraft, W. Robert 1949 JC ~ 06-Oct-2002
Lacer, William C. 1949 JC
Lawson, Howard B., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 11-Apr-2005
Lewis, Gordon L., II 1949 JC
Lewis, Lt Col William G., USAF (Ret) 1949 JC ~ 25-Feb-2010 79, of Burkburnett passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Wichita Falls. Mr. Lewis was born to Otha E. And Mary E. (Gates) Lewis August 20, 1930 in Sherman, TX. After graduating High School he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He attended SMU in Dallas and Graduated from University of Maryland. He received his Masters Degree from Southern Illinois University. He married Charlene Gee in 1958 at 10th and Broad Church of Christ Chapel in Wichita Falls in 1958. He loved working on his 67 Mustang Convertible and being with the family dog. Lieutenant Colonel William G. Lewis began his military career 31 May 1952 after being commissioned a second lieutenant through the ROTC program. His tours included service as operations officer with the 5th Mule Train at Osan AB, Korea; Chief of Transportation at Reese AFB, TX; Chief of the Sealift Division at Tan Son Nhut AB, Republic of Vietnam; Staff Transportation Officer at the Headquarters, Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO); warplanner at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Joint Staff, J-4; and Chief, Traffic Management Division, 3760th Technical Training Group, Sheppard AFB, TX. His decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. After retirement he taught Political Science for 20 years at Sheppard Learning Center. Col. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Charlene Lewis of Burkburnett. 2 sons William Lewis and his wife Diana of Wichita Falls, TX. And Charles Lewis and his wife Mitzi of Burkburnett.
List, Lewis A., Jr. 1949 HS ~ 01-Jun-1985
Livingston, Walter I. 1949 HS ~ 06-Apr-1956
Looney, D. C. 1949 JC
Malone, AMB James L. 1949 HS ~ 10-Sep-1996
Maloof, Michael J. 1949 HS ~ 05-Mar-2006
Marlow, Laurin P., Jr. 1949 HS ~ 16-Jun-2013 was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his loving parents Laurin Purcell Marlow Sr., and Frances Hill Marlow. As a child, he attended University Park schools, continuing onto New Mexico Military Institute for high school. Returning to Dallas, he graduated from S.M.U., active in the SAE Fraternity. From there he entered the Air Force, where he was a lieutenant for 5 years. Returning home, his love of photography convinced him to take over the family chain of Marlow’s Camera Stores. He was also very involved with the Salesmanship Club and a longstanding member of the Dallas Country Club. Larry and his wife, Patti, retired to Granbury, Texas in 2006, until he went on to be with our Lord and Savior on Fathers Day, with many family members gathered to celebrate his life. He is survived by his wife Patricia Bair Marlow, sons Laurin Purcell Marlow, III and wife Sheryl Sclater, John Scott Bond, Lisa Bond Moody, daughter Lesley and Thomas Stephen. Eight grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dad will always be remembered for his love of sports, cooking, and fishing. he will be in our hearts forever. 
Masterson, George W. 1949 JC ~ 22-Dec-2005
May, John L. 1949 JC ~ 10-Dec-2014 of Fort Stockton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the age of 84. John was born on January 10, 1930 in Clovis, New Mexico. His parents were Jack and Alice Lawrence May. John married Suzanne (Sue) Hunger on September 22, 1953. John and Sue have lived in Fort Stockton for 60 years and have been deeply involved in a variety of local businesses and community activities. John was a loving and devoted family man, as well as a Landman, independent oil operator, rancher and horseman. Mr. May is survived by Sue May, his wife of 61 years; son, Doug May of Fort Stockton; daughter, Judy May Wiest and husband Rocco of Fort Stockton; 2 grandchildren, Chase Wiest and wife JaCinda and Kellie Wiest Young and husband Martin; and 3 great-grandchildren, Rylee Wiest, Cody Young and Parker Young.
McCary, Norman R. 1949 HS ~ 08-Oct-1987
McGarry, Patrick H. 1949 HS ~ 26-May-1996
McKinley, Henry Pack 1949 JC ~ 12-Aug-2014  passed from this world to God’s hands on August 12, 2014 surrounded by friends and family after being sick for several months. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Peg), son Ward McKinley and predeceased by his son Forrest McKinley , brother Wayne and sister Barbara. He is also survived by 3 stepchildren, two grandchildren, two step grandchildren and numerous cousins. Henry was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and when very young was brought out west by his parents ending up at the Ghost Ranch near Abiqui, New Mexico. He lived many years of his youth on the Ghost Ranch before attending New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Arizona and graduating with an Agriculture degree from what is now New Mexico State University. He served in Korea during the war where he took his rope to practice and teach other soldiers how to rope a dummy. When he returned after Korea he worked jobs in northern New Mexico and later began a career in Range Management working for the US Bureau of Land Management on southwest New Mexico and later moved on to be a Range Manager for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in northern New Mexico. He has been working his own cattle for over 50 years having had several ranches, the latest being Rancho Viejo on the south side of Santa Fe. Henry was a cowboy’s cowboy. He was never far from his rope and loved to teach anybody who wanted to learn how to rope. Henry’s idea of a perfect birthday, his being January 1, was to be able to rope if the arena wasn’t snowed it. He trained his own roping horses and trained horses for others. Henry won numerous championships and buckles for roping events over the years. He was a member of the New Mexico Old Timers Rodeo Association. His love of roping led him to help begin and support the Deaf Rodeo Association. He was very involved in that organization as he had a multitude of friends in the deaf community due to his son Forrest becoming deaf as a child due to measles. Every year Henry allowed many folks to help at his gathering and branding on Ranch Viejo. Lots of folks learned how to work as a ground crew member during branding. Henry would mentor you and make sure you knew what you were doing wrong while he was at it. These branding became famous events among the Santa Fe area with more people attending over the years than can be counted. After the brandings his wife Margaret would feed everyone with her well-known and enjoyed food. In later he and Margaret brought in a chuck wagon cook (Carl) to provide the vittles. Everyone who attended has favorite stories of these brandings. Henry also enjoyed hunting with a bow and arrow. If you visited Henry you were just as likely to pick a bow for a ‘stump shoot’ as to pick up a rope. He taught a lot of kids and adults archery and if you looked close you could see arrow holes in his hat that he would throw in the air as a target for fledgling archers. Henry will be sorely missed by hundreds who he helped and befriended as he is one of the last real old-time cowboys left.
McLaughlin, Gerald W. 1947 HS-1949 JC ~ 27-Aug-2017 Born: June 7, 1929, In Dodge City, Kansas. To Harold and Evelyn McLaughlin. Went Into The Arms Of His Lord On August 27, 2017 (88) His Families Were Very Hard Working Railroaders And They Moved In Many States While Jerry Was A Child. One Of His Claims To Fame Was How Many Schools He Attended. When He Graduated From The 8Th Grade, His Mother Graduated From High School. He Was So Proud Of Her. One Of His Death Defying Experiences Occurred When He Was 2. His Mother Had To Tie A Rope Around Him To Keep Him From Disappearing. This Day, He Had Disappeared And A Neighbor Asked Evelyn If She Had A Little Boy. “Yes” Well He Fell Into The Cesspool And A Dog Pulled Him Out. His Clothes Were Buried And His Dog, Chandu Was Washed And Had To Spend A Week Outside. Because Of The Family Traveling All The Time, They Wanted To Make Sure Of His Education And So He Was Enrolled In New Mexico Military Institute, Drove A Tank, Swimmer And Graduated High School. They Bought A Home And Store And Finally Settled In Watrous, Nm. Jerry Completed His Junior Year At Nm Highlands University In Las Vegas, Nm Majoring In Journalism. As A Square Dancer And Caller, They Would Have Dances In The Store Every Saturday. He Then Joined The Air Force Selective Service. He Took Pilot Training And Was A Radar Observer During The Korean Conflict. Very Proud Veteran! Served 7 Years And His Last Assignment Was At Wurtsmith AFB In Oscoda, Mi. That Is When I Came Into His Life. A Blind Date! I Went Home That Night And Told My Parents That This Was The Man I Was Going To Marry. He Did Not Call For 3 Days And I Thought I Had Lost Him, But On The 4Th Day I Received That Call And Every Day After For 3.5 Years. And He Asked To Marry Me In March, 1957.My Dad Took Him To Downtown Detroit To Buy My Ring. He Introduced Jerry to Several Jewelers (My Dad Was A Retired Police Sergeant and Patrolled This Area). Everyone Congratulated Jerry and Gave Him A Drink. This Was The First And Only Time I Ever Saw Him Drunk. It Was Supposed To Be a Surprise to Me, But My Mother’s Giggle Gave It Away. He Was Discharged From The Air Force And Returned To Glorietta, Nm To Start His Own Store. I Received No Phone Calls And Just 1 Letter Until May 6, 1957. His Mother And Aunt Came To Michigan To Meet Me And Asked “If I Call Jerry And He Asks Me To Bring You Back, Would You Go?” I Said If He Calls And Asks Me. Long Distance Calls Were Very Expensive Then, She Was Not Too Happy. He Called And Asked Me To Come Out. I Could Get An Apartment And Job In Santa Fe. When We Had Saved Enough For A House And Furnishings We Could Get Married. I Told Him I Already Had A Job. “Let Me Think It Over And I Will Call You Back Tomorrow.” May 7Th He Called And Said Alright We Will Get Married As Soon As You Get Here. I Left Michigan To Start My Life With Jerry On June 1, 1957. Our Common Desires Were The Lord And Then Family. Yes, We Had Our Trials, But Took Our Covenant With The Lord Seriously And It Lasted 60 Years. Our Daughter, Gayleen Came along 7 Years Later. We Were Excited By This Miracle From God As We Had Been Told We Could Not Have Any Children. We Wanted “9” But Settled For Our One And Only. Jerry Was Very Proud Of Her And She Had Him Wrapped Around Her Little Finger. He Would Play School With Her After Work And She Was Reading By The Time She Was 4 Years Old. He Was A Terrific Dad. While In High School, Gayleen Volunteered With A Spanish Exchange Program. We sat as a Family and Discussed It, Then Prayed That If It Were God’s Plan for Our Lives, We Would Get an Exchange Student. The First Was Almudena (She Came For Her Senior Year And 2 Years Later To Work For Our Good Friend Marvin Doyle). Gayleen Was an Exchange Student with Almudena’S Family and Then They Hosted Our Family the Next Summer. We Took Patricia Home With Us For Her Senior Year. In Between Them We Had a Friend’s Son, Jerry, Stay with Us for His Senior and Also Enrique Stayed with Us for His Senior Year. The Following Is A Message We Received From Enrique. “What Could I Tell You? I Have Wonderful Memories With Him, Like When We Went Fishing Trout’s, Or The First Time You Let Me Your Thunderbird And He Came With Me To See How Good As A Driver I Was (Not So Much) Or Many Others. I Think He Was A Lovely Person And I Am Sure You Are Going To Miss Him A Lot, But At Least He Didn’t Suffer. Next Wednesday I Will Remember You And I Will Pray For Him Although I Am Sure He Doesn’t Need It”. We Were Given the Honor of Being God Father and Mother to Our Neighbor’s Daughter, Joy. Jerry Took This Very Seriously And Loved Her. The Trujillo’s were like Family and We Cherish the Time We Had with Polly, Rubio and Family. Jerry Loved To Stream Fish For Trout, Hunt, Artist, And After Retirement From His Own Company, All Merit Roofing, He Became The Gardener At Home And A Mighty Fighter Of Crickets And Roaches. He Was Gifted With The Ability To Write Songs After 80 Years Of Age. He Wrote Walking With Jesus. He Was Quite An Accomplished Musician, Played The Accordion, The Alto And Soprano Saw (He Also Built An Addition To Our First Home With Those Same Saws.). Wrote a Book on the McLaughlin’s, delved into Genealogy and Considered Himself a Historian. He Was So Honored When Our Jesus First Family Gave Us A Surprise 60Th Anniversary Party; Even Though He Thought It Was Saturday And Was Not Coming To Church. Evelyn Had To Drive Out To Pick Him Up And Bring Him Back. There Sat The Bride With The Missing Groom. At The End, Every Doctor Visit, Hospital Visit, And Home Visit, He Made Sure He Let Everybody Know That I Was His Wife Of 60 Years And The Church Celebrated With Us. Every Time We Left An Appointment, He Would Be Sure To Tell The “God Bless You” And He Truly Meant It. For 60 Years, His Favorite Saying To Me Was ‘I Am A Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None”. He Allowed Me To Be The Person God Created Me To Be, I Traveled, Bowled, Invited Strangers Into Our Home, Got Involved With Church, Sorority And He Was Always Agreeable And Gracious, Opening His Heart And Home. Again, Thank You For Honoring My Husband Today, Listening To His Stories And Blessing Him With Your Love And Prayers.
Medart, James S. 1949 HS ~ 05-May-1995
Miles, Judge James S. 1949 JC ~ 12-Dec-2008 was born Jan 6, 1930, in Seattle, Washington and died Dec 12, 2008 in Taylor, Texas. James maternal grandparents were prominent early Williamson County settlers, coming here in the 1860’s. James graduated from Taylor High School. He received an undergraduate degree and law degree in 1955 from the University of Texas where he was very active in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He spent a couple of years in the U. S. Army reserve, stationed in Japan. James became a prominent Taylor attorney. He was very active in establishing the Taylor branch of Temple Community College and served on the board of the Brushy Creek Water District. In 1966 James became Taylor s municipal judge, a position which he held for more than 30 years. Judge Miles approach was very professional and fair. He wasn’t t big on courtroom decorum and wore a simple coat and tie instead of the traditional robe while sitting in a simple red leather chair. He didn’t keep a gavel, and if he did, he probably wouldn’t have used it. Judge Miles handled the court’s business on a daily basis as he believed cases should be taken care of as soon as possible with a lecture being the last thing a person would get. Judge Miles said having gotten a ticket or been arrested is problem enough for someone without haranging them .He loved raising cattle, and working and just kicking back on his farm north of Taylor. He loved to travel and would take in an occasional opera. Judge Miles will be missed by his family and many friends. Judge Miles is survived by his brother John Miles and wife Ruth of Georgetown, his nephew John Miles, III, of Georgetown, his great nephew Zachary Hunter Miles and cousins Larry Miles, Margie Coleman, and Jackie McDonald.
Miller, Dr. Arthur F. 1949 JC ~ 22-Jun-2011 81, of McPherson, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011. He was a licensed psychologist and director of counseling services at Emporia State University. He was born July 3, 1929, in Woodland, Calif. Survivors: his wife, Dorothy, of the home; daughters, Gay Henrikson-Ladwig (Phil) and Kay Miller Davis (Andrew), all of Wichita; son, Michael Fontaine (Terri), of Valencia, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Montgomery, William J. 1949 JC ~ 21-Jul-2008 Surrounded by God’s love and family, William Jackson Montgomery passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, at home. Born May 18, 1929, in Tyler, Texas, Jack was the only son of Helen Norris and William Otis Montgomery. Raised in Roswell, New Mexico, he received a scholarship to New Mexico Military Institute, where he was a cadet major, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the ROTC and graduated in 1949. In 1951 Jack graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Chemical Engineering. In addition, he served in the Army Reserves through 1954 when he was awarded an honorary discharge as a First Lieutenant. It was also in Roswell, New Mexico, when in junior high school, Jack met the love of his life, Mary Charlotte Spencer. On Sunday, June 17, 1951, he married Mary in the First Presbyterian Church of Roswell. Their marriage of 57 years was filled with passion, adventure, challenge, commitment, laughter and great joy. In 1951, a dedicated ‘company man’, Jack began a long and fulfilling career with Amoco Corporation spanning 39 years. His first assignment was as a research engineer in Texas City, Texas. In 1956, he was promoted to the position of Senior Chemical Engineer in Yorktown, Virginia. Later, in 1962, Jack became a manager of international trading in the Amoco New York City office. Moving to Tehran, Iran, from 1969 to 1976 Jack continued his corporate assent, first as Vice President and then President of Amoco Iran – Amoco Corporation. A final move in 1976 brought Jack to Chicago where he held the position of General Manager of crude oil supply and in 1988 Corporate Vice President of Supply. Upon retirement he and Mary moved to Lakeway, Texas to be closer to their daughters. Jack was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Mary; and daughters, Sarah Stone and husband Steve, San Antonio, Texas, Susan Rainey and husband David, San Angelo, Texas, Carol Ellen Montgomery and partner Michele Hearrean, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Russell Stone, Ponder, Texas, Ashley Stone Shepard and husband Captain Travis Shepard, Las Vegas, Nevada, Christy Rainey Vick and husband Nathan, San Angelo, Texas, Matthew Rainey, San Angelo, Texas, Elliese Montgomery-Shaughnessy and Amelia Montgomery-Shaughnessy, Dallas, Texas; great-granddaughters, Caroline Grace Vick, Caitlin Faith Vick and Savannah Ryan Shepard. A family man first, Jack was always involved in his girls’ schools functions, active in PTA, and served as a Deacon and Elder for the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, NMMI Association, Crossed Sabers Society, Kappa Sigma and the Republican Party. His time spent volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program of Austin brought him great joy. He enjoyed tennis, golf, fishing, and fast cars. A big man with a large heart he will be greatly missed by family, friends and his beloved Andy.
Moseley, D. Bruce 1949 JC ~ 01-Oct-1971
Nalda, Michel, Jr. 1949 JC
Olsen, Robert L. 1949 JC
Pagan, John S. 1949 JC ~ 08-Sep-2005
Palmer, William E. 1949 JC
Pilk, COL Jack R., USA (Ret) 1949 JC
Pipkin, Adolphus O., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 10-Mar-2011
Pitchford, Dr. W. Arnold 1949 HS ~ 21-Sep-2018 son of Norman J. and Lydia Belle Pitchford, was born in El Paso and attended Austin High School and the New Mexico Military Institute. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin and his Doctor of Medicine from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology and moved back to El Paso to establish his practice, where he delivered thousands of babies over the next few decades. Arnold was a founding partner of Physicians Healthcare Associates LLC, which was acquired by WellMed, and transitioned to family practice there. Dr. Pitchford practiced medicine for over 60 years and continued to work until shortly before his death. Arnold was a devoted follower of Christ and a long-time member of the First Baptist Church. Arnold leaves behind his beloved wife Nancy, daughters Pam Peiffer (husband Matt), Trisha Duval (husband Patrick), Carmen Gonzalez-Hughes (husband Brad), son Chris Jones (wife Dawn), grandchildren Lauren Peiffer and Tyler, Seth, Sierra and Sawyer Jones, nephew Colonel David Hampton (wife Rebecca) and cousin Holly Wagner (husband Bill).We would like to extend a special thank you to his friends and teachers at Sarita’s Custom Sewing, where he learned to put his surgical skills to use by knitting a wide range of accessories for his family and friends.
Poe, Alton B., III 1949 HS
Powell, John C. 1949 HS ~ 06-Jun-2003
Rash, David E. 1949 HS ~ 18-Mar-1953
Requa, Arnold G. 1949 JC ~ 27-Oct-2005
Rippy, William Gerald 1949 JC ~ 30-Jan-2017 of Glenwood Springs passed away peacefully on January 30th at Valley View Hospital with his family by his side. Bill was born in New Castle on April 18th 1927 to Earl and Jessie (Raley) Rippy. He grew up spending his summers at the family’s sawmill on the Flattops and attended New Castle schools through the 10th grade. He then graduated High School from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and was in his last week of basic training when WWII ended. He finished his tour of duty in Germany, afterwards returning to New Mexico Military Institute Junior College to get his Associates degree. He worked at the sawmill for several years and was attending CU Boulder when he met his future wife Dolores Chleborad. Bill and Dolores were marrried on June 2nd 1951. He was recalled during the Korean Conflict and was once again stationed in Germany. Upon returning to the valley he continued working at the family sawmill and real estate development businesses. In 1964 he returned to college and in 1965 obtained his bachelor’s degee from the University of Denver. He taught school in New Castle and Rifle for the next 20 years, retiring in 1985. Bill had a great sense of humor and liked a good joke. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and just hiking through the forest with his dog. He also loved to read and valued education. His greatest joy, however, came from his family, especially his grand and great-grandchildren and he was sure to let you know of their most recent accomplishments. He is predeceased by Dolores, his wife of almost 60 years, his parents and his brother, Leonard. Bill is survived by his four children: Terry (Randy) Jacobsen of Glenwood, Valerie (Tom) Evans of Sedalia, CO, David (Mary) Rippy of Glenwood and Julie (Todd) Thulson also of Glenwood; his grandchildren: Erik (Sarah) Jacobsen; Ingrid (Jeremy) Wussow; Lee Evans, Jackie (Jared) Johnson; Kerry, Allie and Sarah Rippy; and Tyler and Lauren Thulson; also, great grandchildren Hans and Anders Jacobsen; and Aiden and West Wussow.
Ritter, Daniel A. 1949 JC
Robert, Daniel G. 1949 HS ~ 19-Nov-2014
Robert, G. Noel 1949 JC ~ 14-Sep-2007 78, of Tyler, TX, formerly of Mattoon died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. He was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Chicago. He married Sue Jane Hays in 1954; she died in 1975. He married Hannah Austin in 1977; she survives. Other survivors include a son, Marc Robert of Las Cruces, NM; three daughters, Julie Taylor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Suzanne Beverly of Austin, TX, and Annette Thomas of Georgetown, TX, Brother, Daniel Robert of Muncie, IN; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Robert worked in the oil business for many years. He was a member of the Willow Brook Country Club, the Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler, TX, and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Rogers, Alfred H. 1949 JC
Rogers, William B., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 23-Mar-2009
Rosen, Richard J. 1949 HS ~ 05-Feb-2003
Ross, Billy C. 1949 JC ~ 25-Apr-2008 entered into his eternal life, April 25, 2008 in Riverside, California. Born in Healdton Oklahoma, February 1, 1928 to Earnest Collier Ross (Buck) and Drue Willie Ross (Pickens). Preceded in death by his parents, sister Bernita, brother Ben. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Lena Floy Ross (Denson), three sons, Pastor Terry A. Ross, wife Susie L. (Brugh) Ross of Roanoke Virginia, David Kent Ross and wife Cheryl (Smoot) Ross of Mesa Arizona, Dr. Kevin L. Ross and wife Dr. Kim Biederman of Montville, New Jersey. Grandad (Daw) to six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was a preferred operator of Operating Engineers I.U.O.E. Local 12, 47 years, completing construction of bridges from West Texas to the Pacific Coast. He was never idle, quick to humor, possessing, and an unsurpassed work ethic
Ross, Charles A., Jr. 1949 JC
Rosseau, Richard Bidwell 1949 JC
Rugeley, Henry L., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 02-Jun-1996
Salopek, Thomas 1949 HS ~ 30-Sep-2004
Savage, Jack W. 1949 HS ~ 15-Mar-1999
Schaded, Maurice J. 1949 HS
Sharpe, W. Larry 1949 JC ~ 26-Jun-2003
Sheehy, J. Robert 1949 JC ~ 02-Dec-2012 Former Waco Mayor Bob Sheehy passed away Dec. 2, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. On Friday evening, Dec. 7, the rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. At oakcrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard, and a visitation will follow at 6:30 p.m. Bob was born in Waco to John and Herma Jelinek Sheehy on Aug. 16, 1930. He was raised in Waco and graduated from Waco High School. He continued his education at New Mexico Military Institute, graduating at the top of his class. Bob attended the University of Texas and then Baylor University, from which he received his law degree. He married Zoe Ann Reese on Jan. 30, 1954. After serving in the Air Force, Bob and Zoe Ann moved back to Waco in 1958 where he joined his father and brother in the practice of law. He would go on to become a partner in the firm of Sheehy, Lovelace and Mayfield where he practiced for many years. Bob always enjoyed being around family and friends. He loved family gatherings, playing with his children and grandchildren. Easters would find him attached to a grandchild hunting eggs. Bob and Zoe Ann took great pleasure in hosting friends and family on Christmas Eve for many years. They also became fixtures on the tennis courts of Waco and loved spending leisure hours at the beach. Following his father’s example, Bob began a legacy of service to the Waco community. His father believed that you do your best to help make your community a better place and Bob’s life of service embodied this belief. He joined the Waco Jaycees and served as chapter President. As part of his Jaycees’ involvement, he went on to serve as President of the Texas Jaycees. His experiences with the Jaycees formed the foundation of service leadership that he brought to the community. In 1965, he was named to the Charter Board of Trustees of mclennan Community College. As part of the founding board, he was instrumental in establishing the College and overseeing the building of the campus overlooking the Bosque River, including the passage of the bond issue that provided the funding to build the college. He served as a Trustee for 13 years. The success of MCC in providing educational opportunities for the community has always been a source of great pride for him. Bob was elected to the Waco City Council in 1991. He was elected Mayor in 1992 and served two terms. As Mayor, Bob was known as a consensus builder who worked with all areas of the city to bring people together. During his tenure, a formal system of neighborhood associations was established to ensure all residents were included in an association. This system of associations was one of the first of its kind and still functions today. His term was also marked with tragedy, as he was called to represent the city during the Branch Davidian siege outside of Waco. The calming presence Bob presented as the city was flooded by international attention helped Waco survive the global spotlight. When the opportunity arose for Waco to obtain the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, Bob joined a group of community leaders in successfully negotiating the relocation of the Hall to Waco. Bob’s faith was always with him. He served St. Louis School as a board member and helped establish St. Louis Catholic Church. He served Reicher Catholic High School, both as a school board member and as co-chair of the Reicher Renaissance campaign to expand the school. In addition, he served for several years on the board of Providence Hospital. He also was actively involved in his profession. Besides being a member of various bar associations, he was a member of the Defense Research Institute and was recognized by DRI with the Fred H. Seivert Award as an outstanding defense bar leader. He was a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) and served a term as its President. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Zoe Ann; his parents; and a sister, Patsy Sheehy. He is survived by his children, Bob Sheehy Jr. And wife, Kay, Jeff Sheehy and spouse, Bill Berry, Matt Sheehy and wife, Celeste, Jack Sheehy and wife, Laurie, Laura Sheehy and Patrick Sheehy; as well as ten grandchildren, Bobby Sheehy and wife, Scotti, Cathy Sheehy, Amy Sheehy, Jason Sheehy and wife, Phylicia, Justin Sheehy, Josh Sheehy, Jeremy Sheehy, Joshua Landon Sheehy, Jonathan Sheehy and Michelle Berry. Bob is also survived by his brother, John Sheehy Jr., and his sisters, Norma Rhodes and Joanne Hoover and husband, Cameron.
Shelton, James M., Jr. 1949 HS ~ 24-Jan-1953
Shuford, Dr. Emir H., Jr. 1949 JC ~ 12-Sep-2011 Hamvasy Faithful spirit, creative mind, and loving husband, father, and grandfather, Emir (Hap) Hamvasy Shuford joined his Lord and Savior September 12, 2011. Emir earned two Masters and a Ph.D which he used throughout his career as an inventor of tools to measure and maximize knowledge. He met his caring wife Jane in Tyler, Texas 36 years ago. He leaves a legacy of great faith to three daughters Laura Welch (Patrick), Shirley Mechem (Jack) and Holly Shepherd (Greg), as well as his grandchildren Kelly and Charlie Albright, Jackson and Colby Mechem, and Jessica and Joshua Gorse.
Simmons, Robert D. 1949 JC
Smith, Jerry N. 1949 JC
Smith, Richard G. 1949 HS ~ 16-Sep-2005
Smouse, Donald L. 1949 JC ~ 14-Feb-2011
Snedigar, F. Donald 1949 HS ~ 15-Jan-1988
Snedigar, James W. 1949 JC ~ 03-Aug-1997
Sowell, Jason B., Jr. 1949 HS ~ 11-Oct-2016  of Dallas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his residence in Dallas. He was 84 years old. He was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on February 12, 1932, to Dick Sowell and Mary Rowland. At an early age he and his family moved to Texas, first to Tyler, then as a teen to Dallas. He attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where his interest in history was sparked into a lifelong passion. Some of his best memories were formed during his years at Washington and Lee, and he continued to hold the university in high esteem his entire life. Following a short tour of duty with the US Navy he attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was admitted to the Bar in 1959, practicing with the firm of Edwards, Lowell and Padgett. He took great pride in the plaque he received from the Bar Association in recognition of his 50 years of service. He was a sportsman and a tournament marksman. He collected antique guns, accumulating over the years one of the finest collections of US Marshall pistols in the United States. He enjoyed travel, visiting France and Switzerland annually. While he relished the good things in life, his family meant the most to him. His children and grandchildren have especially fond memories of weekends with him at the farm and his annual Christmas Eve party. He was a member of the Dallas Country Club, the Dallas Petroleum Club, Calyx, Idlewild, Terpsichore, and others. Jason is preceded in death by his brother, James R. Sowell, and his son, Jason Byron Sowell III. Survivors include his son, Lee Rowland Sowell, his daughter, Susan Lyman Buhner, and her husband, David, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Sproul, Robert F. 1949 HS ~ 17-Sep-1994
Stafford, MSG Robert E., USA (Ret) 1949 JC ~ 24-Oct-2017 age 88, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 after a brief illness. Mr. Stafford was born May 11, 1929 in Midland, Texas, a son of the late Everett and Cecil Stafford. He attended the University of Houston and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a resident on Aiken, SC, for the past 15 years, having previously lived in Blue Hill, Maine. Mr. Stafford enjoyed playing golf, tennis, skiing, reading, and gardening. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stafford was preceded in death by a son, Mark Stafford. He is survived by Joan Stafford, his beloved wife of 61 years; a daughter, Holly Stafford; two grandchildren, Colby James Allen and Simeon Mark Allen; and a brother, Jay Stafford.
Stephens, II, Dr. William L. 1949 JC ~ 04-Nov-2017  was born in Covington, Kentucky on April 19, 1929 and was raised mainly in California. He graduated from high school and Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Steve enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and rose to the rank of Hospital man II. Two of those 4 years were spent assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as a Navy Corpsman which included 1 year on lines in Korea. He was discharged in 1954. He next attended California State University, Sacramento, graduating with a B.S. with honors in biology in 1957. In 1957 he was also lucky enough to marry Claire Neall Motsinger. Steve and Claire moved to Davis, CA where Steve used a research assistantship at University of California, Davis, to earn his PhD in microbiology while Claire worked on her PHT (Putting Hubby Through) in the Agronomy Dept. Upon graduation in 1963, Steve became a professor of Microbiology at California State University, Chico. During his 31 years there, Steve held the administrative positions of Chair, Dept. Of Biological Sciences for 6 years, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences for 14 years, and University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for 2-1/2 years prior to retirement in 1994. Steve and Claire moved to the coast at Florence, Oregon where they built a beautiful home at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After 12 years of enjoying sea breezes, they moved to McMinnville, Oregon and Hillside Brookdale Community where they were extremely happy. Steve and Claire enjoyed numerous travels during their married life including Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, England, portions of Europe, and Alaska, to name a few. Steve enjoyed working outdoors, spending every possible moment creating beautiful Japanese Style gardens. Steve is survived by his wife of 60 years and Sister Mary Carlyle (Donald). 
Stumberg, Temple H. 1949 JC ~ 15-Feb-1994
Swope, Wesley F. 1949 JC ~ 10-Mar-2007  76, of Las Cruces died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 30, 1930 in Albuquerque, NM, to Eugenia Field and Edwin Swope. He was in the Dairy Business his entire life and retired from Dean Foods in 1996. Mr. Swope was a member of San Albino Catholic Church in Mesilla, NM. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Fredericka L. Swope. Survivors include his daughter, Barbara A. Janishefski and her husband Jerry of Anthem, AZ; his sons, Robert D. Swope of Longwood, FL, John W. Swope and his wife, Lourdes of Odessa, FL; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. 
Tharp, Robert P. 1949 HS ~ 02-Aug-2006
Tunnell, Kenneth 1949 JC ~ 11-May-2013 passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the age of 83. He slipped away quietly with his loving wife, Linda, and daughters, Gidi and Laura, at his side. Kenneth was born May 31, 1929, in Quitaque to Ernest and Maizine Tunnell. As a young boy, he and his brothers roamed the Cap Rock country, getting into the typical “boy” trouble. Ken attended school in Quitaque, Plainview, and graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute. Baylor University is where Ken majored in physics and minored in math. He was in ROTC both at New Mexico Military Institute and Baylor. Ken joined the Air Force with the intent of becoming a pilot, but because of his degree in physics he was assigned as a physicist at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, NM, to work on top secret nuclear projects. Ken worked for several life insurance companies as an actuary prior to joining Schmidt, Mitchell, LLC as a partner. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Inquirer Sunday School Class. Kenneth was an avid bridge player and was a member of ACBL. He was also an avid reader until Parkinson’s ended both of those activities. He also enjoyed poker, craps and deep-sea fishing. He belonged to several investment clubs, serving as treasurer. He also served as treasurer of the Inquirers Sunday School Class. He also was very involved with civic activities, particularly the Jaycees. Ken looked forward to having his children and grandchildren come to visit him. He loved football, golf, watching the Texas Rangers and any sport the Baylor Bears were playing. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Maizine Tunnell and a brother, Ernest Benton Tunnell Jr. Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Tunnell loving brother, Graddy Tunnell and wife, Sherry, of Plainview daughter, Laura Glass of Antioch, Calif. daughter, Ruth Tunnell of Dallas son, Christopher Tunnell and his wife, Susan, of Wyndmoor, Pa. daughter, Gidi Schoggins and her husband, Ricky, of Magnolia stepdaughter, Kristina Higgins and her husband, Brian, of Frisco and loving kitty, Sundae. Ken is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, John Glass of Farmington, NM., Kierstynn and Kaylie Schoggins of Magnolia, and Mary Kate and Andy Higgins of Frisco. Kenneth is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Umbreit, Robert M. 1949 HS
Walker, Larry 1949 HS
Ward, Charles Francis, Jr. 1949 JC
Watson, Fred A. 1949 HS ~ 14-Jan-2001
Weinland, L. Graden, II 1949 JC ~ 31-Jul-2003
Wilbanks, Ted T. 1949 HS ~ 11-Jan-2006
Williams, Thomas L. 1949 HS ~ 27-Jun-2015 passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Tom was born on March 6, 1932, to Thomas Lee Williams, Sr. and Jane (Taliaferro) Williams in Clarendon, Texas. He graduated from Anton High School and was attending Texas Tech University when he was drafted into the Army. He married Christine Stephenson on April 25, 1953 in Paris, Texas. After serving in the Panama Canal during the Korean Conflict, Tom completed his education at the University of Texas, School of Pharmacy, Austin. Tom’s father, mother, and an uncle were also pharmacists. He worked for his uncle in Houston for several years. Then the couple moved to Lubbock in 1962 and Tom worked in retail drug for several pharmacies for ten years. For the next 20 years he worked as a regional pharmaceutical examiner for the State of Texas vendor drug program and human resources. He then went into private consulting for nursing homes until his retirement in 2013. He recently served as a board of directors for Platinum Bank. Tom also was a licensed Ham Radio operator. He was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and on numerous committees. He was presently a member of Indiana Ave. Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Clifford Wallace Williams. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Christine Williams; a son, Dr. Thomas Lee Williams, III, of Lubbock; a daughter, Becky Williams of Allen, a granddaughter, Dr. Tiffany Hoskins and husband Dr. John Hoskins of Idabell, OK; a grandson, Thomas Lee Williams, IV and wife Jennifer of Lubbock; four great-grandsons, Baker Hoskins, Joseph Hoskins, Jackson Hoskins, and Thomas Lee Williams, V.; a sister in law, Jerlene Williams of Hereford and a niece, Brenda Moody and husband Gary of Corpus Christi. 
Windle, Robert H. 1949 JC ~ 24-Aug-2007 78, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 in Amarillo, Texas.. Robert Windle was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Sayre to Clyde Helen and Okie Nelson Windle. He passed away Aug. 24, 2007, in Amarillo at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 12 days. Bob attended Sayre School before graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean conflict with the Thunderbirds, 45th Division, and Battery C of the 158th Field Artillery. After his discharge in 1952, he continued his education at the University of Oklahoma and completed his education at Southwestern State College in Weatherford. He later sold pharmaceuticals for a brief period before beginning his career as a teacher. He taught in Pampa, Texas, and Spring Creek School near Skelly town, Texas. Bob retired from teaching in the mid-1970s and then started his own independent oil and gas company, which he operated until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Eloise Dugger. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Needham and husband Danny of Amarillo; a son, Jay Windle and wife Angie of Sayre; three grandchildren, Dylan Dorsey, Delaney Needham and Courtney Jacks; a sister, Ann Ward of Oklahoma City; and other relatives and friends.
Wise, Henry H. 1949 JC ~ 06-Mar-2005
Wood, Floyd E. 1949 JC ~ 08-Sep-2012
Wood, Lawrence E. 1949 JC ~ 17-Aug-1999
Woodward, Cornelius B. 1949 HS ~ 20-Jul-1989
Worrell, James A. 1949 HS ~ 24-Aug-2016  84, Oklahoma City, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was born October 11, 1931, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He spent his youth with his mother Opel Tempest Worrell and father Tom Worrell in Altus, Oklahoma. He graduated high school from The New Mexico Military Institute. Following high school, he began his studies at The University of Oklahoma. He was a cheerleader for his beloved OU Sooners during the time of the OU national championship football teams in the mid-fifties. He met his bride Mary Kay McShane from Monett, MO at OU, and they wed in 1956. After a 3-year service in the Marines as an Artillery Officer, the couple returned to Norman, OK where he earned a Juris Doctor degree. He practiced law for several years until joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1964. He served the FBI as a special agent. His service included posting to Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City where he was the principal legal instructor for the OKC office. The highlight of his career was a 45 minute closed door interview with J. Edgar Hoover. After retirement he again practiced law. He worked as an investigative reporter for the Daily Oklahoman. In his 70’s he went back to school and became a pharmacy tech. Jim loved spending time with family and friends, loved telling stories and antidotes and had a passion for politics. He passed away August 24th 2016 with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife Kay, his children James and wife Polly, Rebecca and husband Storm and Tom. His grandchildren Jessica, Chris and wife Jane Ann, Kevin, Matt, Chase and Will. 
Wright, Richard H. 1949 JC ~ 02-Dec-2002
Wright, Robert E. 1949 HS ~ 05-Jul-1996
Yard, Alan M. 1949 HS ~ 13-Jan-2002
Yoakum, Mahlon 1949 JC ~ 05-Sep-2001


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Adams, Harold L. 1948 JC
Addington, J. Jackson, Jr. 1948 JC ~ 16-Aug-1990
Alger, Gerald E. 1948 HS ~ 17-Oct-2010 January 8, 1930 – October 17, 2010 Gerald E. Alger was born on January 8, 1930 in Lakeview, Oregon. He died October 17, 2010 in Santa Maria, California. He was the son of Merl H. and Janice Robertson Alger. He was raised in Lakeview, Oregon and educated there until his sophomore year of high school when he attended Hill Military Academy in Portland, Oregon. He then completed his last two years of high school at New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1948. He attended Oregon State College and then entered into the family movie theater business in Lakeview in 1950, where he worked until he went into the Army Signal Corps in 1952. He trained at Camp San Luis Obispo and later went overseas where he completed his active duty with the 547 Signal Depot Company in Salzburg, Austria, returning home in 1954. He was in the Army Reserves until 1960 at which time he was Honorably Discharged from the Army. In 1956, he married Reba Jean Smallwood in Gold Beach, Oregon, and in 1957, he left the theaters to return to college. He enrolled at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering. He worked for General Electric for twelve years, during which he was actively involved in Polaris Missile Program in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Sunnyvale, California. In 1963, while still at GE, he moved his family to Pasadena, Texas where he worked on the Apollo Spacecraft Program at the Manned Spacecraft Center, now called the Lyndon B. Johnson Manned Spacecraft Center, for the next nine years. In 1972, he left GE and went to work for the U.S. Government at the Naval Weapons Center (NAVWPNCEN) in Ridgecrest, California, and was involved in the Reliability and Quality Assurance activities associated with a variety of naval weapons programs. He completed his career at NAVWPNCEN as the Production Manger of the Rolling Airframe Missile Program and retired in 1995. In 2000, Gerald and Reba moved to Santa Maria, California where they were in residence at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Reba, his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Kathan Alger, his daughter, Roxanne Alger Daniel, and his daughter, Ruth Ellen Sutehall. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Michele, Theresa, Christine, Evan, Max and Blythe, and a nephew and five cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jeanne, a brother, Bob, and a nephew, David.
Allen, Beverly Rayfield, Jr. 1948 HS
Allen, LTC Terry D., Jr., USA 1948 JC ~ 17-Oct-1967 – Vietnam-Killed in action in an ambush on 16 October 1967.
Allen, MG Terry de la Mesa, USA (Ret) 1948 JC
Anderson, Joe J., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 28-Apr-2008
Angle, Thomas J. 1948 HS ~ 23-Dec-2011 81, died Dec. 23, 2011. He was born April 24, 1930 in KCK. Survived by his daughter, Nancy Hogue; grandson, Kelly; brother, Fred E. Angle 1945 HS-1946 JC (Lillian) Angle.
Appleby, Wes Ray 1948 JC ~ 31-Oct-2002
Arbuckle, Phillip B. 1948 JC ~ 01-Jan-2005
Ashey, Edward J. 1948 HS ~ 15-Aug-2002
Ashinhurst, Felix 1948 HS ~ 30-Dec-2005
Ashley, Dr. Bruce H. 1948 HS ~ 28-May-2002
Ballentyne, C. Sherman 1948 HS ~ 14-Jun-1956
Barkley, Richard A., Jr. 1948 JC
Best, John B., Jr. 1948 JC
Borenstein, Allen F. 1948 HS ~ 29-Mar-2010
Borschow, Irving I. 1948 JC ~ 22-Jan-2010  [03/22/ 1929 – 01/22/2010] was born in El Paso, Texas. Bing is Survived by his loving wife Cecie Borschow; Six children- Ellen Shaiken, Jim & Mike Borschow, Lane & Doug Feldman and Cristie Schlosser and Seven Grandchildren.
Bortot, Louis, Jr. 1948 JC ~ 24-May-2012
Brookshire, Bruce G. 1948 JC ~ 16-Apr-2010 went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, April 16, 2010. Affectionately known as “The Prune Peddler,” Bruce led a long and energetic life, one in which he was an inspiration of optimism as a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and loyal friend. He loved the Lord and worshiped Jesus Christ. In that commitment, he served as a deacon, elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church. He is a past member of Green Acres Baptist Church, where the music ministry spoke to his heart each Sunday. Bruce was born December 3, 1928, to W.T. and Louise Brookshire, deceased. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood attending Gary Elementary School, Hogg Junior High School and Tyler High School, where he played football and was president of the student council. He continued his education by attending the New Mexico Military Institute, where he lettered in boxing and football. He was inducted into the NMMI Hall of Fame in 1990. His further education included attending the University of Texas at Austin, where he belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the Silver Spurs (honorary men’s service organization). It was at UT that Bruce met the love of his life, the late Peaches Parker Brookshire. He loved to tell the story of how he first laid eyes on her in the Kappa Kappa Gamma ‘pledge line.’ They were married August 30, 1950. They had two sons, Bruce Tim and Britton Parker. In 1950, Brookshire interrupted his education to come home to Tyler to work alongside his father in the grocery business. Bruce held leadership positions of store manager, district supervisor, VP of personnel, executive VP, and in 1969, he served as president of the family business. After the death of the founder, W.T. Brookshire, Bruce became the chairman of the board of Brookshire Grocery Co., a retail supermarket chain of stores in 122 cities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, which employs 12,600 partners. Bruce’s magnetic personality and infectious smile were well known to all employees. Bruce loved “the partners” and enjoyed being out in the stores to encourage and compliment their hard work. “We have a SMILE in store for you,” “Pay obsessive attention to each customer,” “We don’t sell just food, we sell warm, friendly, courteous customer service!” were slogans Bruce not only created, but philosophies by which he strived to live. Honesty and uncompromising integrity were tenents of his business dealings throughout his life. On many occasions, Bruce would privately give financial assistance to a partner who had a particular need. The stories of his personal gestures of kindness one-on-one to the partners are vast, each one a unique and a cherished memory of a remarkably kind gentleman. There were 10 Brookshire Grocery stores when Bruce joined the family business. Throughout his 30 years as chairman of the board, his vision and leadership saw the company grow to 156 stores, entering new markets of competition in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. In 1968, he was instrumental in the warehouse relocation from Front Street to the current Loop 323/Old Jacksonville location of 128 acres. He derived the development of employee recognition banquets to motivate and congratulate partners. Through his efforts of paying partners generously with excellent benefits, the company was protected from union membership. Bruce implemented a Christmas Gift Check about 40 years ago, to show year-end appreciation to all the partners in the company. More officers were promoted under Bruce’s leadership than in any other time in the history of the company. He truly believed and valued the recognition of people. Corporately, Bruce embraced the need for manufacturing as an artery for the company’s success. In 2002, one of his greatest accomplishments was the supervision of the acquisition of 21 Albertson’s and Winn Dixie stores that the management team converted and reopened in 28 days. His unwavering encouragement was a source of strength to the team of partners who diligently carried out the remarkable conversion in record time. Bruce instigated a timely Management Incentive Bonus given upon the completion of major corporate accomplishments. These and many other similar stories will be the respectful legend the chairman emeritus leaves behind. Brookshire was an avid outdoorsman who traveled the globe on hunting and fishing adventures. He loved sharing this passion with his sons and grandchildren as he taught them to rattle up deer, set the hook on fish and enjoy being in God’s nature. Other hobbies included tree planting and conservation, public speaking and reciting poetry. A true philanthropist, Bruce gave generously and often to charities in Tyler and throughout Texas. He wanted to help make life better for others. It was this unwavering compassion together with humility that found his name simply listed as ‘anonymous’ on many of his gifts. His smile was perpetual and contagious, and he will always be remembered for his unyielding optimism. Brookshire received the Boy Scouts of America, East Texas Area Council’s First Distinguished Citizen Award in 1992. He received the Tyler United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award in 1992, the Life Member Award of the East Texas Peace Officers Association in 1996 and the 2005 Flame of Excellence Award from All Saints Episcopal School. In addition, he was a charter member of the National Salvation Army’s William Booth Society, the Tyler Salvation Army Others Award and the American Cancer Society’s Excalibur Award. He served as one of the founding directors of Southside State Bank, a director of Citizens First National Bank, director of Texas Bureau of Economic Understanding, University of Texas at Tyler Foundation, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Foundation, Tyler Catholic School Foundation, Educational Radio Foundation of East Texas, and was on the advisory board of the Regional East Texas Food Bank and Tyler Junior College Foundation Board. Past and recent memberships include Willow Brook Country Club and Hollytree Country Club. He has served as director of Tyler Kiwanis Club, Tyler Y.M.C.A., Smith County United Fund, Salvation Army and East Texas Hospital Foundation. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, W.T. and Helen Louise Brookshire; wife of 53 years, Peaches Parker Brookshire; his brother, Shirley Wood Brookshire; sister-in-law, Ann Howard Brookshire; and most recently his brother-in-law, Darrold Cannan. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Carrie Andrews Brookshire; his children, who were the joy of his life: Tim and his wife, Michelle, and Britt and his wife, Sunni; his nine grandchildren, who were the source of his pride: Amy, Clint, Garnett, Blake and his wife, Mollie, Chad, Ross, Caroline, Emma and Bruce. Each of their lives will forever be enhanced by the many lessons taught by their “Poppa” Bruce. Extended family members whom he adored include: Decie Johnston Brookshire, Kay Parker Cannan, Judy Parker Clymer and Ray Clymer, Alicia and Kevin Ryan; and many nieces and nephews: Mr. And Mrs. Brad Brookshire, Mr. And Mrs. Tim Womack, Mr. And Mrs. Kirk Brookshire, Mr. And Mrs. Mark Brookshire, Mr. And Mrs. Al Cannan, Ms. Connie Annas, Mr. And Mrs. Parker Cannan, Mr. and Mrs. Parker Ford and Ms. Garnett Ogden.
Burby, Judge William E., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 12-Mar-2015 died peacefully in Frisco, Texas on March 12 at the age of 85. Bill is survived by his wife Miriam who lives in Frisco, son Michael and his wife Nori, Alison Cardwell, John and William Tharpe, their spouses and children. Bill was born in 1929 in Los Angeles to Mr. and Mrs. William Burby. Bill attended New Mexico Military School then graduated from USC in 1952 with a degree in Business. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He returned from Korea to graduate from the University of California at Los Angeles Law School in 1957. Bill married Janet Call in 1958, to whom he was married until Janet’s passing in 1985. Bill began his distinguished legal career as a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and later practiced law as an associate and partner with Brill, Hunt, DeBuys and Burby. Bill was also a partner at Kern and Wooley for more than a decade before being appointed a Judge to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1989. In 1988, Bill married Miriam with whom he enjoyed a marvelous life living in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Frisco. The Los Angeles Country Club, Lake Tahoe and Cabo San Lucas were special parts of Bill’s life where he enjoyed being with friends and family. A man of amazing character and a huge heart, Bill had a terrific sense of humor and an unending passion for USC football, a family tradition he shared with his son Michael. The family would like to thank the remarkable ICU team at Centennial Hills Hospital in Frisco for their care and compassion in taking care of our husband, father, uncle and friend. Fight On, Bill Burby, you will be greatly missed for your gregarious nature, hearty laugh and willingness to accept all the trials and tribulations of life in such a good-natured way.
Burkholder, Ben Ralph 1946 HS-1948 JC ~ 04-Oct-2018 of Houston joined his Father in heaven at the age of 89 on October 4, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ben was born September 7, 1929 in Odessa Texas to Ralph and Janice Burkholder. He grew up in Barstow, Texas, in an agriculture family.  He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1948 and transferred to Texas Tech College where he met the love of his life, Tommye Carter. He was active in the Rodeo Association, but graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and as a Lieutenant commissioned in the United States Army.  Ben and Tommye were married in July 1950 just prior to him going on active duty as an Armor officer. He was deployed to Korea in the winter of 1951 as an Armor platoon leader of five Sherman tanks. After less than two months in Korea, an artillery shell exploded on the back of his moving tank causing severe shrapnel wounds. He spent several months in rehabilitation in Japan. Some of the shrapnel remained in his body throughout his life. After receiving the Purple Heart for being wounded in action, he was discharged from the Army and returned home to West Texas where he farmed cotton and drilled water wells for several years. Ben spent the majority of his career as an International Agriculture consultant and participated in projects in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, South America, Hawaii, Europe, Australia, and Asia. These projects involved food and cattle production as well as landscape architecture that focused on drip irrigation. These projects were sometimes sponsored by governments, international aid organizations, and private international figures including David Rockefeller and Robert O. Anderson. One year he flew on the Concord more than anyone else other than the crew! Upon retiring from International travel, he and Tommye started The Toffee Company which has slowly grown to the production level of greater than 15,000 pounds of the “world’s greatest toffee” being sold every year. He traveled throughout the Southwest United States selling toffee until the time of his death. Ben was a very devout Christian. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Houston for over 40 years! Ben was a man of great character and had a reputation of uncompromising honesty. His pleasant demeanor endeared him to his many friends worldwide. He was an accomplished private pilot with over 12,000 flying hours. Ben was also fluent in Spanish. He was an avid sportsman and excellent marksman. Ben lost Tommye in October 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother, Terry L. Burkholder 1963 HS. He is survived by his brother Mike A. Burkholder 1953 HS and wife Dixie of Granbury. He was very proud of and is survived by his three sons; Duncan Burkholder, MD, and wife Melanie of Lubbock, Carter Burkholder of Lubbock, and Rees Burkholder of Houston. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren that he adored.
Burton, 2LT John F., Jr., USA 1948 JC  – Korea-Killed in action on 21 October 1952.
Callender, L. Dickey 1948 HS ~ 01-Dec-1968
Capin, Richard L. 1948 HS ~ 15-Mar-1989
Case, Clarence V. 1948 HS ~ 01-Jan-1984
Case, Teddy K. 1948 HS ~ 16-Jul-2013
Champ, Frederick W. 1948 HS ~ 29-Oct-2001
Clark, Randolph D. 1948 JC
Clarke, Ezell M., Jr. 1948 HS
Collins, Bruce L., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 03-May-2017 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from complications from surgery. Bruce was born in Corpus Christi on September 3, 1929 to Bruce and Lucile Collins. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1946; New Mexico Military Institute in 1948; and Southern Methodist University in 1950. He was in the United States Air Force on active duty from 1952 to 1954, and in the Reserves until 1960. Bruce married Mary Ellen (Elenita) Riddick in 1954, and worked in Corpus Christi up until the time of his death. Bruce was devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was born to build houses – 1 in Corpus and 3 in the hill country. He enjoyed special times with family and friends either at meals or traveling. He was proud of his participation in civic activities. Bruce loved SMU football, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Spurs. Bruce is survived by his wife Elenita of 63 years; sister Kay Collins Artzberger of Houston; children Catherine Collins of Dallas; Bruce L. Collins III of Corpus Christi; and Claire (Kurt) Schwarz of Dallas. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Collins, Norman G., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 30-Dec-2006
Colvard, Patrick B. 1948 HS ~ 02-Jan-2014 (Age 82) Died peacefully in Fairfax, VA on January 2, 2014. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernice Colvard; and his two daughters, Anita and Lisa Colvard. Preceded in death by his brother, George. Born March 19, 1931 in Deming, New Mexico, to George and Fleda Colvard. Received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1956, then after serving in the Army, opened his dental practice in Fairfax in 1958, retiring in 1998.
Cook, Jr,. Robert F. 1948 HS ~ 13-Jul-2017 87, of Altus, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was retired from Arkansas Western Gas, a veteran of the United States Airforce, lifetime member of Coal Hill VFW, Altus Eagles and was of the Methodist faith. He was born January 24, 1930 in Lubbock, Texas to Robert, Sr. and Maurine Smith Cook. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Cook, III, Michael Cook, and a grandson, Robert Cook IV. Bob is survived by his wife Helen O’Brate Cook of Altus; a daughter, Cora Jane Cook of Arizona; three step-sons, David Wilbourn of Springdale, Arkansas, Danny Wilbourn of Arkoma, Arkansas, and Dr. Darin Wilbourn of Fort Smith; a sister Joyce Barron of El Paso, Texas; six step grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.
Cooper, William R. 1948 JC
Cordrey, Robert L. 1948 HS ~ 14-Jan-1990
Corey, Dr. William G., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 18-Feb-2012 May 12, 1930 – Feb. 18, 2012 Dr. Corey is the son of William G. Corey and Mary Scripps Corey. He was born at Scripps hospital in La Jolla, CA. He was raised with his four sisters in Altadena, CA. They spent their summers in Pacific Beach at their grandmothers home “Braemar” on Mission Bay. He attended Polytechnic school in Pasadena. He then attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM for high school, where he learned to fly. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkley. Dr. Corey entered the University of Southern California medical school in 1955. He was junior class president, graduating in 1959, and was a member of the Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity. He received post graduate training in Internal Medicine and Hepatology until 1963. Dr. Corey then began his private practice of Internal Medicine in Pasadena caring for his patients for over three decades. He was President of the Medical Staff of Huntington Memorial Hospital in 1982. Dr. Corey was a member of the faculty of the USC Medical School as a clinical Professor of Medicine. He was certified and recertified by the American board of internal Medicine and was a Fellow of the American College of Professors. Dr. Corey was the Director of Clinical Investigation at the HMRI Liver Center where he worked with Dr. Myron Tong and was also on the HMRI Board. He also served as the medical advisor and trustee to the Eileen and Kenneth Norris Foundation, as well as being a member of the Board of the Norris Cancer Center at the USC School of Medicine which provided critical start up grants to HMRI heart research, the Liver Center, MR Spectroscopy ,and the neural proteomics programs. He was a trustee to the McKenzie Foundation which provides grants to medical students in California and pre-med students at Occidental and the Pomona Colleges. He was also a board member for the Sheriff Air Rescue 5 Foundation and flew with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs on the Air Rescue Response team and the Disaster Medical Assistance Team 9 as a volunteer Doctor for 21 years. Dr. Corey is survived by his wife of 44 years, and to the love of his life, Janice Corey. His children, Michelle Corey Hoherd, husband Mark, Boo Corey dewitt, husband Danny, Carrie O’Donnell Grime, husband Greg and Matthew Allan O’Donnell. His grand children Ryan, Charlie, Peter, Andrew, Maddie and Nicholas. His great grandson Austin, and a second great grandson’s due May 1. His sisters Virginia Lance, Mary Lownes, Sally Karste and Annie Haynes. Dr. Corey was an avid hunter and sailor. He loved skiing, golf and hiking. His hiking took him to the mountains of Nepal and South America. He and Janice traveled the world to very exciting and unusual places, with a recent trip to the Artic to view polar bears. But his biggest joy was always the trips and time spent with his family. He was a wonderful husband and a great father. A true outdoorsman who loved life. Dr. Corey touched so many lives, people that were not his patients. Maybe a friend of a friend. He was always willing to help anyone. He was a role model, a mentor and a hero to us all.
Corley, J. Robert, III 1948 JC ~ 14-Apr-2013 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013. VBob was born July 23, 1929 in Amarillo and lived the majority of his life in Corsicana. The son of John Roberts Corley Jr. and J.B. Ellyn ôJeddyö Dickson Corley, Bob graduated from Corsicana High School in 1946, then attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He also attended Navarro College, and the University of Texas at Austin. Bob served in the United States Army in the transportation corps in France. He returned to Corsicana to join his father and grandfather in the family business, Corley Funeral Home. He faithfully worked alongside his father in serving families with dignity and compassion during their times of grief. These families came from Corsicana, all over Navarro County, and beyond. Bob was a many of many interests and multiple talents. When things were quiet at the funeral home, he could always be found in the back working on some kind of project. He was actually quite an artist, having an exceptional gift for wood carving. He created walking sticks, French-style boxes, carved coats of arms, and his most beautiful art of all, flowers in relief. He shared all these gifts with friends and family. He was an avid fisherman, fishing for many years at Cedar Creek Lake. Every endeavor was taken completely to heart. He researched, studied and gathered information, and then the adventure was begun. He was generous to a fault, and always willing to do more than his part. His greatest accomplishment was in loving his wife. Bob was preceded in death by both his parents. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn Corley of Corsicana; and by children, Chris Corley Ward and husband Michael of San Antonio, DeAnne Corley DeGrande and husband Jack of Houston, Elizabeth Corley of Corsicana, and William Kirksey Parker of Houston. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Patrick Corley Dosser and wife Gina of San Antonio, John Wilson Dosser of San Antonio, Melissa DeGrande of Houston, and Sarah Grace Parker of Houston; and two great-grandsons, Aiden Dosser and Blake Dosser. Bob is survived as well by his brother, David Dickson Corley and wife Mary of Fort Worth, and seven nieces and nephews. 
Cornell, Dudley E., III 1948 JC
Darnell, Billie B. 1948 HS ~ 16-Mar-1997
Davis, Richard K. 1948 HS ~ 24-Mar-2017  a longtime Malibu resident, passed away peacefully at home on March 24th. He was 86. Mr. Davis was born in Bremerton, WA, into a Navy family. His father died when he was 6 and his mother moved the family to Coronado, CA, where he grew up. It was here that he developed his lifelong love for surfing. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute for high school where he played football and basketball. He also earned a full scholarship to Cornell University where he played lacrosse and developed his passion for the “Big Red” lacrosse team. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology, he joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and shipped off to Korea. After returning, he went to work for Sperry Rand Univac in New York City, beginning a career in the computer industry. While in New York, he also married Jane Kiely on May 4, 1957. In 1958, they moved to Berkeley where he earned an MBA in Operations Research from UC Berkeley and they also had the first of their six children. Upon graduating, they moved to Hinsdale, IL, where he worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) and they had their second child. After two years, they returned to California so that he could go to work for North American Aviation. They took up residence in Malibu and would eventually have four more children. In the early 1970s, he and his business partner acquired Performance Development Corporation. Over the next 40+ years they would travel the US and the world advising many of the Fortune 500 and various arms of the Federal government in structuring and effectively utilizing their mainframe computer systems. Mr. Davis was a longtime Board member and President of the LaCosta Homeowners Association, he was President of Malibu Coastal Vision and was an active alumnus backer of the New Mexico Military Institute. He was named the 2004 Citizen of the Year by the Malibu Times. More recently, he organized a concert in Malibu to raise funds for the homeless. In his spare time, he traveled the world, sometimes with his wife and sometimes to exotic surf spots with his kids and other surfing buddies. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sarah, and is survived by his wife of 59 years, 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild.
Davis, Thomas E. 1948 HS ~ 15-Dec-2017 Deacon Thomas Davis died December 15, 2017, at the age of 87. Deacon Tom was born in St. Charles, Illinois, March 21, 1930, to Benton W. Davis and Mary Ann Haines, who, with his sister, Mary Ellen Racel, and brother, Charles D. Davis, preceded him in death. Tom’s family followed his father’s employment stations in many states, Territory of Alaska and in Columbia, South America. Tom attended schools in those locations, and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Serving in the US Army Reserve, he was called to active duty in Korea in 1950 and served as a forward observer. Upon discharge, he entered the University of New Mexico under the GI Bill and, at graduation in 1956, accepted a commission in the US Navy. He served on the USS CHUKAWAN, USS RANGER as a deck officer, USS TULARE as Chief Engineer and Executive Officer, was commanding officer of Naval Reserve Centers in Peoria and Forest Park, Illinois.  He also served as Chief Staff Officer of Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Seven, Charleston, SC, and retired as a Commander in 1979. While stationed in Charleston, he earned a Master’s degree from Webster University. After retirement, Tom taught Navy JROTC at North Charleston High School for twelve years. During that time, he began his formation classes leading to his ordination as a Roman Catholic Deacon in 1993 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Charleston, SC. He served as a deacon at the Naval Weapons Station Chapel, St. Thomas and St. Teresa parishes and as a police chaplain in Charleston. He also has been an adult leader in Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. While serving in San Diego in 1968, Tom met Mary Jayne Lyons (love at first sight for both); they married March 9, 1968, and were anticipating their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2018. They loved worshiping, dancing, traveling, swimming, dining, learning, exploring and entertaining together. Tom was an avid amateur radio operator, WD4EOC, and a lover of bagpipe music. Tom is survived by his brother, Benton W Davis, Jr.; his beloved wife, Jayne; his beloved children, Perry (Jerri) Davis of Boone, NC and Kellie (Andrew) Berger of Cypress, TX; grandchildren, EN2 Patrick Davis USN of San Diego, CA, and Lydia Berger of Garland, TX, Jacob Berger of Tempe, AZ and Sara Berger of Cypress, TX, two step-grandchildren Stephen Boozer of SC and Jamie Holden of NC, seven step-great grandchildren in the Carolinas and many nieces and nephews across the U.S.
Diehl, Dr. George F. 1948 JC ~ 18-Apr-2013 83, passed away on April 18, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX after a lengthy illness. George was born August 20, 1929 in Harlingen, TX to George W. and Blanch Forsyth Diehl. He attended Harlingen Public Schools during elementary school, then he attended New Mexico Military Institute of Roswell, NM, graduating with honors. George furthered his education at Baylor in Waco, TX and Baylor Dental School in Dallas, TX where he graduated at the top of his class as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He was a member of Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity, and O.K.U Fraternity. He was inducted into the Army and served as a Lieutenant from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. After an honorable discharge from the Army in 1955 he joined his father’s dental practice in Harlingen. His father and his grandfather were also dentist. Thereafter he established his own office on S. 13th St. and Tyler, where he practiced until his retirement in 2000. Dr. Diehl was a member of the American Dental Association, a past president of the RGV District Dental Society, and an invitational member of the Southwest Prosthodontic Society. He was a past president of the Harlingen Rotary Club, where he received the perfect attendance award. He also participated in the Harlingen Welfare Service. In the early seventies he was one of the founders of the Harlingen Planned Parenthood. He also was past president of the Scottish Society of Harlingen, and was a member of the Clan Forsyth Society. He was affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Harlingen for some thirty years. Dr. Diehl played the bagpipes and he was asked to play them at many community and civic functions. He would be in full Scottish Bagpiper attire including his Kilt made of fabric from the Clan Forsyth. Dr. Diehl loved to travel and always planned his trips in great detail. His travels took him to many countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Whales and France. He had a great love of music; his favorite was Classical Music. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a member of the Emanon Dance Club. Dr. Diehl is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betsy’ and her two daughters of Denver, CO and her son, David Kercher of Harlingen. David became a very special friend and caregiver helping to make his lengthy illness brighter. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Blanch Forsyth and George W. Diehl. 
Dodds, Charles F. 1948 JC
Dodson, Joe D. 1948 JC
Dugger, Ross W. 1948 HS ~ 01-Jan-1984
Dunn, Donald E. 1948 JC ~ 01-Dec-1983
Dusenbery, Ned R. 1948 JC ~ 06-Dec-2004
Eaton, Marquis D. 1948 HS
Elbert, Ernest M. 1948 JC ~ 25-Jan-1988
Evans, J. W. 1948 JC ~ 01-Dec-1992
Farris, Robert G. 1948 HS ~ 24-Sep-2013 passed away September 24, 2013 and was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on June 21, 1930 to Carlton Kitrell Farris and Ruby Lee Richensen Farris. He attended grade school there until they moved to Oklahoma City where he attended Jr. High. His father and his partner had just purchased Brumley’s Department Store (Edinburg) and started other stores, beginning the Terry Farris Store chain all over Texas and Louisiana. His family then moved to the Rio Grande Valley in the summer of 1945, settling first in Edinburg and later McAllen. Bob began high school at New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell) where he graduated with honors in 1948. While attending the University of Texas, he pledged Phi Gamma Delta and he became a Figi. He was active in their sports, charity work and various activities. He also joined ROTC at the University. Due to the Korean War, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Betty Raimond, in December 1951. He received his 2nd Lt. (Army) commission upon graduation. They both graduated from the University of Texas in May 1952. Bob reported for duty in July 1952 at Fort Lee, Virginia. He completed his basic training as an officer and was assigned to report for duty at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. He was stationed there until he was to report for duty in California to embark for Korea. While in Korea, Bob was with the Quartermaster Core and was head of the transportation unit. He was on the front lines aligned with the 3rd Infantry. His father-in-law, Vance Raimond, founder and President of Valley Transit Company asked Bob if he would be interested in working with Valley Transit, although he had worked summers and later as assistant manager of Terry Farris in Raymondville. Bob chose to attend U.T. Law School first. After law school, Bob came to work with Valley Transit in 1955 and proceeded to expand the company across South Texas. He was elected President in 1963 and grew the company north with offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi. Under his leadership, Valley Transit grew to be the 2nd largest bus company in Texas. Bob was active in his church and many civic organizations. He was Chairman of the First United Methodist Finance Committee, Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Algodon. He was Organizer/Director of Harlingen State Bank, Texas State Bank, Texas Regional Bancshares, and the Marine Military Academy. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Raimond Farris; three sons, Bobby (Robin), Bill and Brad; three grandchildren, Houston (Christy), HollyAnne (Daniel), and Will; and two great grandchildren, Holden and Caroline. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Virginia S. Farris and his niece, Anne Farris Marchant and family Bill, Katherine, Christopher and Elizabeth; like family, Herminia Hernandez, their housekeeper of more than 45+ years or almost and her daughter, Bertha Rodriguez; and Cresencio (C.G.) Rodriguez, his driver and friend. 
Finger, Jack W. 1948 JC ~ 21-Jan-2000
Flaten, Ashley 1948 HS ~ 01-Sep-1978
Forgotson, Jr., James M. 1948 JC ~ 01-Feb-2015 March 17, 1930 – February 1, 2015 – Dr. James M. Forgotson, Jr., Kerr McGee Centennial Professor Emeritus and a distinguished former director of the School of Geology and Geophysics, an innovative petroleum geologist, passed away at age 84 on February 1, 2015. Jim was originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was the son of Dr. James M. Forgotson, Sr. and Katherine Owen Forgotson. He lived much of his life in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother Selma, and brother, Dr. Edward H. Forgotson. Jim loved his Cajun roots and likely, they gave rise to his warmth, gracious Southern hospitality, good sense of humor, and his great love for his fellow man. Jim received his BA in geology from Washington University in St. Louis, his BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas, and his master’s and his Ph.D. In geology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Jim began his extensive professional career with Standard Oil of Indiana (Amoco) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is there that he met his soul mate and wife of 58 years, Beverly Miller Forgotson. Jim and Beverly had two children, Katherine Louise Forgotson and James M. Forgotson, III. Jim later joined Petroleum Information Corp. And was instrumental in the innovation of computer programs for digitized