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.
Adams, James Collier 1950 HS ~ 19-Jan-2006, 73 of Ojinaga, Mexico, died Jan. 19 2006 in Alpine, TX. He was born on Dec. 27 1932 in Lubbock to Charles Adams, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth Collier Adams. He was born and reared and attended primary school in Lubbock. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for three years in secondary school and finished Lubbock High School in 1949. He attended Texas Tech University and Baylor Law School. He was licensed to practice law in 1956. He served as an assistant Lubbock County District Attorney and from 1961 through 1965 represented the Lubbock District in the Texas House of Representatives for two terms. He later joined the family business Guarantee Abstract and Title Company. He was a member of Lubbock Downtown Lions Club for several years and the Sons of the Republic of Texas Tom S. Lubbock Chapter No. 27. Mr. Adams lived in Texas all his life until about the last twenty years when he moved to Mexico eventually residing in Ojinaga. He died in Big Bend Hospital in Alpine of cancer. He will be sorely missed by all his family and many friends. Survivors include sons J. Collier Adams Jr. of Morton and Gary Ruben Adams of Lubbock; grandchildren; Liz Adams, John Adams and Gary Adams, II; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Charles Adams, III, of Lubbock; half-brother Zane Scott Adams of Arlington; sisters Martha Adams McCaleb and Nancy Adams Barnes both of Scottsdale AZ; nephews Russ McCaleb, David McCaleb and Michael McCaleb; niece Lisa Porter. He is preceded in death by his parents.
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
Best, Dr. Roemer “Jack” 1950 JC ~ 10-Nov-2013 passed away November 10, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 82. Jack was born November 25, 1930 to Katherine (Nicholson) and Dr. R.O. Best. Jack graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1948, before attending the New Mexico Military Institute and graduating from Baylor University in 1952. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Jack attended dental school at the University of Texas and received his DDS degree in 1956. Always knowing that he would return to Corpus Christi, Texas, Jack proudly served two years in the United States Air Force then returned home to establish his dental practice in 1959. Jack retired from his private dental practice in 2000. Passionate about his community, Jack served and dedicated many years to both charitable organizations and local government. He was proud to serve the residents of Corpus Christi, Texas as mayor pro tem from 1985-1987 and was a member of city council for six years. His distinguished service also included leadership positions in the Nueces County March of Dimes, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Navy League, Bucaraders, Nueces Valley Dental Society, Downtown Rotary Club, Beachcombers, Conquistadors, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. Jack was especially honored to be a member of both the Al Amin Shrine Temple and Mason’s Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. O. Best; his first wife, Betty Jean (Reno) Best; his brother-in-law, C.M. ‘Skip’ Robinson; and his stepson, Dallas Lundquist, Jr. Jack will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his sons, Stephen Best, Tom Best, John Best (Karen); his stepdaughter, Lori Smith (Robert); his grandchildren, Elisabeth Best, Chelsea Best, Rebecca Best, Hayden Best, William Best, Farleigh Smith, Logan Smith; his sister, Barbara Robinson; and many nieces and nephews.
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. “Bill” 1950 SC ~ 02-Feb-2006 , passed away peacefully at his home on 2 February 2006, surrounded by his children. He is survived by his two sons, daughter, and five grandchildren. Bill was born in Battle Creek in 1925 and raised in Columbus. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for high school and college, where he was known as WP, and went to Japan with the Army during World War II. Upon his return, he took his MBA at Wharton then began a career in real estate development among the first recruits at Coldwell Banker’s then-new Phoenix office. Over the years, Bill served on the Phoenix Planning Commission, held many offices for the Downtown YMCA and Midtown Rotary, and was active in the Phoenix Ski Club and NMMI and UPenn alumni groups. He supported many people and organizations with his time, energy, leadership, and resources. Bill may best be known as the owner of the Organ Stop Pizza restaurants. An accomplished pianist and theater organist in his own right, he loved music and was happiest when sharing it with others. With his restaurants, he entertained vast numbers of people, brought the theater organ and its music into the vernacular, launched the careers of many artists, and inspired and helped others to create similar restaurants across the country. He was a leader and active participant in all the major theater organ organizations, receiving honors and accolades from many. He also supported the installation of dozens of organs here in the valley and across the country, including Phoenix’ Orpheum Theater. His contribution to the theater organ community is difficult to over estimate. Bill was also a father: father to his children, and adopted father to many younger men and women who came to know, respect, and love him. Despite an ubiquitous to-do list, he was always present for and involved with those he cared for, sharing his love of music, the fun of water and snow skiing, the skills of a craftsman, his enthusiasm for life, his good sense, good humor, and good heart. Active to the last, Bill traveled the country and world visiting friends and interesting places, continued to cross things of his to-do list, and even went jet skiing a month before his illness. Yet, he has sorely missed his wife, Barbara, who passed some years before him; may they be reunited. You have loved and taught us well, dearest father; with deepest respect and boundless love, you will be missed and remembered.
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 ancher, photographer, and independent businessman, Clifton Caldwell, son of the late Jeannette and Guy Caldwell of Abilene, Clifton has deep Texas roots and spent a lifetime supporting the state’s history, folklore, and culture. Born in Abilene in 1933, while his parents were ranching on the Nunn Ranch in the Davis Mountains of far West Texas, Caldwell moved to Albany at the age of three attending grade school there, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1950. He attended West Point and served in the US Army. He died April 11, 2017. Clifton married Shirley Welch in 1958, and they had five children––Wade, a lawyer in San Antonio; John, rancher and part owner of the Walker-Buckler Ranch near Albany; Ray, owner of Arch Metals of McKinney; Tom of Keystone, South Dakota, retired Iraq Veteran; and Marilyn who died in 2011. He received a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from SMU in 1960. Caldwell devoted more than five decades to the preservation and promotion of Texas history and culture, appointed to the Texas State Historical Survey Committee in 1968 by Governor Preston Smith. He was an active member for thirteen years being reappointed by Governor Dolph Briscoe. As Chairman, he changed the name from Survey Committee to the Texas Historical Commission . He served on the Board of the Texas Historical Foundation for 36 years and became President of the Philosophical Society of Texas and has been a member from 1968 to the present. Clifton belonged to the Board of Directors of the Historic Preservation League of Dallas and served there as President. Starting in the late ’60s and encouraged by his friendship with the late Carl Hertzog, Clifton took an active interest in book design, culminating in Katharyn Duff’s book, Rupert N. Richardson: The Man and His Works. He served as President of the Friends of the Library at Hardin Simmons University. Later, the Caldwells gave their Hertzog collection to the Library at H.S.U. In 1974, he talked young book designer, Bill Wittliff of Encino Press, who later was active in the production of Lonesome Dove, to lend his talents in designing a reprint of an annotated edition of the 1908 book Shackelford County Sketches and then published it using his Clear Fork Press. Caldwell and his wife founded The Lynch Line, a store in Albany that carried books, maps and information on Texas history and culture. This business was housed in an 1881 native stone commercial structure on the courthouse square in Albany in a building they had restored in the 1970’s contributing to the revival of their town for which he was given the Cornerstone Award by the Chamber of Commerce as Albany’s outstanding citizen in 1977. President Reagan appointed him to the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation. Clifton also led in other organizations across the state. He joined the Advisory Council of the Center for Big Bend Studies in 1996 serving as Vice Present for Development and on the Board of Advisors for the Museum of the Big Bend. He acted as Associate Editor of Touchstone, the undergraduate journal of the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society and an underwriter of Texas Beyond History. Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell established the Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series at the University of Texas Press. The series includes over twenty books about Texans and their architecture, built environment, and photography, as well as historic preservation and the flora and fauna of the state. A s President of the Texas State Historical Association, he established an endowment fund which provided financial incentives for young writers of the Webb Society, honoring his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Caldwell of Breckenridge who had Webb as a boarder while a student at UT. At Watt Matthews urging, Caldwell assumed the restoration of the Aztec Theater using support of several civic leaders including Matthews. Recently, Caldwell initiated a gift enabling an addition to the Old Jail Art Museum intended as a fully equipped Archives Building. Through the years, Caldwell received various other awards, the latest in 2007 as the first recipient of the Texas Award from Humanities Texas. Clifton was a life-long Baptist. Preceding him in death were their daughter, Marilyn in 2011, and his parents. Surviving him are his wife Shirley of fifty-nine years; four sons and three daughters-in-law––Lisa; Tina, and Anne Marie, nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; his sister, Molly Cline; his brother, Lee and sister-in-law Ruth; his niece Jeannette Cline Black; and nephews Cliff and Andrew Caldwell and Geoffrey Cline.
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 Bob Curtis, 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.
Daughtry, III, REV James R. 1950 HS ~ 05-May-2019 The Reverend Canon James Robert Daughtry died on May 5, 2019 on Merritt Island, Florida.He was born on November 12, 1931 to Robert E. and Blaine J. Daughtry in Roswell, New Mexico, where he received his early education graduating from New Mexico Military Institute. He attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables and Georgetown University in Washington D.C. from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and soon after was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force .After a tour as an Air Force pilot, he entered The General Theological Seminary (Episcopal) and was awarded a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree. He served a curacy at Saint Philip’s Church, Coral Gables, Florida, during which he was ordained Deacon and later Priest. Father Daughtry then served as the Vicar of the Episcopal Chapel of the Resurrection in Tucson, Arizona before being called to be the Rector of Saint Paul’s Parish (Episcopal) in Washington D.C. In 1984 he was made a Canon of the Cathedral of Saint Cyprian the Martyr, Kumasi, Ghana. Canon Daughtry was also a longtime Associate of the All Saints Sisters of the Poor, Catonsville, Maryland. Through his pastoral ministry he became well known as a Spiritual Director, leader of retreats and Confessor. After retirement Canon Daughtry returned to New Mexico and assisted in parishes in, both, Santa Fe and Albuquerque before relocating to Melbourne, Florida where he was an Assistant Priest at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church until his death.Father Daughtry is survived by his brother, Michael Daughtry and sister-in-law, Anne (Andee) Ryan, of Merritt Island, Florida.
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 “Bud” 1948 HS-1950 JC ~ 21-Jan-2015 was born in Houston, Texas in 1930 and passed away in Conroe, Texas on January 21, 2015. Bud spent most of his life in and around Conroe. He graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute and later ran the Griffin Abstract Company for many years. Bud’s knowledge of the history, people, and properties in and around Conroe was unparalleled. Bud was a master at the art of storytelling. With vivid detail and imagination he could drop you into the heart of Conroe’s history, bringing to life the colorful characters, events, and emotions, as if you were part of them yourself. Bud’s Abstract office was a source of pride and upon his retirement, he donated a significant amount of historical documents to Montgomery County. Priceless and unique, some of these treasures dated back to the founding of the Republic of Texas. Memories of Bud will be a never-ending source of joy to his wife, children, family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Mary Anne, his son Chris Griffin, his daughter Amy Griffin, and his son Robert Wallis and wife Jennifer. He is also survived by grandchildren, Hilary Weaver, Jeremy Griffin, and Sara Wallis and great-grandchildren Hannah and Levi.
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 passed away 23 December 2013. He served in the U. S. Army and was based in Germany during the Korean War. Harris was a member of the NMMI Alumni Association Board of Directors in 1968. He was the Executive Director of the Lea County (NM) ASCS offices for 34 years. Harris served on the Lovington City Commission for 30 years, from 1978 to 2008, and was the longest serving mayor for Lovington for 19 years. He was Lovington’s Citizen of the Year in 1993. Harris is survived by his wife, Sandra; and children, Mark P. Harris 1972 JC, Craig and Staci.
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 , born in Denver August 21, 1930, died Saturday, December 28, 2002. Richard Judy was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He served in the United States Army in the artillery in Korea where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife Dr. Barbara B. Judy; his three children Richard C. Judy, Frances N. Judy and Maria Judy Stecher; two grandsons; his mother Mrs. William C. Judy; and brother Robert E. Judy.
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. “Mack” Allen, Jr. 1950 HS ~ 04-Sep-2002 , 69, of Counce, TN, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute, he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Mississippi while a Naval ROTC enrollee. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi International Professional Business Administrators Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. As a Lieutenant JG he served aboard the USS MISSISSIPPI battleship as an assistant navigator. During the Korean War he trained a group of South Koreans on the engine room operations of the destroyer escort the United States was giving to South Korea. Following his active duty, he remained in the Naval Reserve for a number of years. His careers have included the building of custom homes in St. Petersburg, FL, mortgage banking in the Atlanta area, and the handling of the financial affairs of the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture. He was also president of Lewis Rentals, Co. In Atlanta he served as the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church’s Vestry as Senior Warden, and was on the board of directors of the Episcopal Towers, an assisted living facility for the elderly. He was an active communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Corinth, MS, and an active participant in Pickwick United Methodist Church.
Lightfoot, Thomas E., Jr. 1950 HS ~ 19-Apr-2005 professional engineer, was born in Houston, Texas on July 21, 1932 to Tommy and Catherine Williamson Lightfoot. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, HS, 50. He attended the University of Houston studying architectural/engineering. Prior to entering the U.S. Air Force, he graduated from Fort Belvoir Engineering School. While stationed at Sembach A.F.B. in Kaiserslautern, Germany he married Margarete Elizabeth Jung, daughter of Elizabeth and Alfred Jung. Tom attended Texas A&M, where he received his degree in Civil Engineering. He was employed by Jerold L. Davis & Assoc. which became Davis/Lightfoot & Associates, Consulting Engineers. He received his certification as a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and established Thomas E. Lightfoot & Associates Consulting Engineers in 1971. Tom was a member of the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association, the Texas A&M Alumni Association, The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering, American Society of Plumbing Engineering, the Texas Society of Professional Engineering, the National Society of Professional Engineering and founder of the Cameron Cajun Classic Annual Fishing Tournament and the Executive Services Hunting Group. Tom enjoyed his hunting, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, tennis and skiing. He was a former Vice President of the Houston Safari Club. He loved sailing the Harvest Moon Regatta with his brother Bob, hunting in the mountains of Colorado with his son Tommy, fly fishing the rivers of Arkansas, scuba diving all around the Caribbean and fishing the waters of Texas and Louisiana. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Lightfoot Wright and husband, Larry Wright; his son, Thomas E. Lightfoot, III; brothers, Robert H. Lightfoot and Johnny Lightfoot; sisters, Elise Hazel and Cathy L. Lightfoot; grandson, Colton Wright; granddaughters, Callie Wright and Cayman Lightfoot; and his beloved friend and loving companion, Joan Knight Rieger and her sons, Bil and Richard, and daughter, Jean Rieger Vorhies. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Robert Amato and his wonderful staff and also the Belmont Village for their excellent care.
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 s, 75, proprietor of Red Fox Cleaners, and local golf enthusiast, died at his San Antonio residence on February 7. He was born in San Benito, Texas, and was the son of the late Richard Olney Moss and Mallie Wallace Moss. Charlie Moss is survived by his four children, Patti Moss Richards and her husband, David G. Richards, III Atlanta, GA, Sandra Moss DePriest and her husband, Donald R. DePriest, Columbus, MS, Charles Jeffrey Moss and his wife, Jennifer Lemos Moss, San Antonio, and Mallie Moss Steele, and her husband, Timothy S. Steele, Columbia, MO. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, Kristy Melker Hickman, (John), Merritt Fulton McDowell Melker IV, Donald Robert DePriest, John Charles DePriest, Warner Randolph DePriest, Jennifer Renee Moss, Dylan Taylor Moss, Zachary Scott Moss Steele, Zo 1/3 Marie Moss Steele, David G. Richards IV, (Kristin), Mary M. Richards, Margaret S. Richards, (Jason Schmidt), Thomas J.R. Richards, and Sarah ‘Sally’ DePriest Whitehorn (Lowry). He is survived by great grandchildren Nathaniel Richards, Carey Hickman, Charles Hickman, Emma Whitehorn and Julia Whitehorn. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Wallace Johnson. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He was a charter member and a former Senior Champion of the Dominion Country Club. He is a former winner of the Acapulco Princess International Pro-Am (1986) and the Spalding Invitational Pro-Am Pebble Beach Tournament (1983). He has held Championships at all of the major San Antonio Country Clubs. He had numerous ‘holes-in- one,’ and was a member of the National Hole-in-One Association. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He began his career in sales with Dr. Pepper, and worked as both store manager and in Regional Sales with Western Auto and Southern Icee Corporation. He then founded Ole Tex Cleaners, and subsequently acquired numerous Pilgrim Cleaner stores, before he then founded Red Fox Cleaners, and operated 8 locations along with his son and co-owner, Jeff Moss. He was a member of the Rotary Club.
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 “Kacy” Smith and her husband Greg of Edmond; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Fricke, Courtney Riffey and her husband Thomas, Jamie Dye, Patrick O’Donnell and his fiance 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, IV, John H. 1950 JC ~ 08-Sep-2006 passed away on September 8, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Mary Francis (Skiz) Pool; by his four children, John Henry O’Hair V (Susan), Rylee Trembley (William), Kelly Dickson (Charles), Frank Flynn O’Hair (Mary), all of Tucson, two step-sons, Brent Shaw (Tricia) of Wickenburg, and Craig Shaw of Tempe. He is also survived by sisters, Beatrice Stephens of Hawaii, and Katherine Streeter of North Carolina, and 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his first wife Audrey Gay Flynn in 1983. Born in Encinitas, California in 1930, his family moved to Phoenix in 1932 where his father was involved in the cattle business. John began school at Kenilworth and Madison Elementary schools and attended North Phoenix High School and New Mexico Military Institute. John joined his father as foreman of the SP Ranch in Northern Arizona. He then attended the University of Arizona earning a Mechanical Engineering Degree in 1957. His career led the family to live in Nebraska, Wyoming, Phoenix, California, Bangkok, Thailand and Maryland. In 1972, he returned to Tucson and opened and directed his own engineering firm until his death. Everyone who knew him was impacted by his adventurous spirit, his loyalty to friends and his commitment to his family. He is greatly loved and missed by us all.
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 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at his home with his wife by his side, after a courageous four- year battle with multiple cancers. There will be a celebration of his life at the home of his son, Michael, in October 2002. Mr. Tutt was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Clarkdale, Ari., to F.H. and Evelyn Heinle Tutt. After graduation from Clarkdale High School in 1948, he enrolled at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Upon graduation he served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then entered Stanford University, where he met and married Rita Considine. After graduation they moved to Orange County where Gene practiced architecture for nearly 40 years, specializing in the design of schools, and commercial and institutional buildings throughout Orange County and California. His favorite project was the design of the various elements of the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, where he served as donor and volunteer for 40 years. Gene retired in 1994 and moved to Los Osos to be near his son and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Rita; son, Michael and fiance, Gail; her sons, Dominic and Dusty; son, Patrick and wife, Corrie; grandchildren, Daniel; Travis; Megan; Brittany; Lincoln and Landon; and former daughter-in-law, Eileen Faul. He enjoyed his years as grandparent and leaves behind many dear friends and relatives.
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
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 passed away March 30, 2007, at the age of 76. He was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Cregg and Hazel Bivins. He lived in Arvin, Calif., until the age of 12 and then moved to Bakersfield to live with his grandmother whom he fondly called Granny. He attended schools in Bakersfield, Calif., through his junior year in high school. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, returning to Bakersfield to attend Bakersfield College where he graduated with an associates degree and furthered his education becoming a journeyman electrician. Donald met the love of his life, Barbara Torigiani in 1951, and they married in Las Vegas, Sept. 8, 1953. They lived in Bakersfield, prior to moving the family to Las Vegas in 1963. He was a project manager for a California developer when he first moved to Las Vegas. He became a member of the Las Vegas Board of Realtors and at the same time acquired his broker and general contractor’s license. In 1964, he moved his family to Boulder City where he and his partner Curley Smith began Bivins and Smith Realty, building single family homes. In 1968, he started his own company in Las Vegas, Bivins Construction Co, Inc., which he built into a very successful business continuing to specialize in single family homes and various commercial projects. He was a devoted husband to Barbara. They enjoyed 53 happy years together and loved to entertain in their home where they always welcomed family and friends. Donald also had a love for traveling. He and Barbara enjoyed many trips throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Mexico and Canada, he also accompanied Barbara traveling to many bridge tournaments. Donald obtained his pilots license and would fly his family to Bakersfield, vacations and for business in other states. Donald was a loving father and always wanted family around. He spent many weekends taking his sons to job sites teaching them his love of building homes. He also would take them flying regularly and encouraged them to get their pilots license of which two of them did. Donald enjoyed traveling annually to the Reno Air Races with his sons. They also took many fishing trips to Alaska and Mexico. His four sons joined him at Bivins Construction. Donald enjoyed working with his sons and remained active in the family business up until his last days. He was predeceased by his son, Ronald David; his parents, Cregg and Hazel; and grandmother, Violia. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Cregg (Patrice), Mark (Theresa) and Bradley; grandchildren, Kristina Anderson, David, Ryan and Steven Bivins; great-grandchildren, Autumn Rose and Giovanni Anderson; sisters, June Candelaria and Willa Mae (Billie) Moore; mother-in-law, Margaret Torigiani; sister-in-law, Eleanor Paulazzo (Joseph Lima); his cousin, Ronald Bivins (Phyllis); and many nieces and nephews.
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
Burgess, Arthur J. 1947 JS-1949 JC ~ 23-Apr-2016 “Jim,” passed away peacefully at home on April 23, 2016, at the age of 86, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ora; his children, Steve (Cathy), Brian (Theresa) and Kellee; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. He is also survived by his brothers, Jerry (Susan), Bert (Terri) and his sister, Gaynell (Doug). Jim was born in Montrose, Colorado, but the family moved immediately after his birth to Grand Junction, Colorado. Jim attended his first three years of high school in Grand Junction and spent his senior year at the New Mexico Military Institute. Jim returned to Grand Junction, where he was reacquainted with Ora, and on October 16, 1949, he and Ora were married. After the Korean War broke out, Jim joined the Air Force on January 2, 1952 and was honorably discharged four years later. Jim and Ora moved to Denver, where Jim attended the University of Denver and graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree. Upon graduating, Jim was offered a position at Sandia National Laboratories and he and Ora relocated to Albuquerque in 1957. After three years with Sandia, he was offered a position with Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico “BCBS”. He spent the rest of his career there, retiring as President of BCBS in 1990, after 30 years of service. Jim and Ora loved traveling the United States in their motorhome, with many of their very dear friends. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
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
Curtis, Jr., Ralph George 1949 HS, 87, left this life on December 4, 2018, at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa, Colorado. Ralph, a fourth generation resident of the San Luis Valley, was raised in the Saguache area. He was born on August 31, 1931, to Ralph George Curtis and Sara Chapman Curtis. He grew up on the family ranch working sheep and milking cows. Ralph attended Saguache schools through his sophomore year in high school. As a junior and senior, he went to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Upon graduation, he entered the University of Colorado in Boulder on a football scholarship. Ralph, known as “Cactus Curtis,” was a football starter all four years, a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and was president of his senior class. Because of his outstanding athletic career, he was inducted into the Living Legends Class of 2003 at the University of Colorado by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Alumni “C” Club. After serving in the ROTC during college, Ralph was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1953. He served in Virginia and Japan and was honorably discharged in 1955 as a 1st Lieutenant. With ranching in his blood, Ralph then returned to the ranch in Saguache to raise cattle with his wife Gloria (Glo), who he married on June 29, 1952. There they raised their two children Karen and Glenn. Ralph was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Saguache, on the Saguache County Planning Commission, and on the Mountain Valley School Board. He owned and operated the ranch until 1975. From 1978-1980, Ralph worked as the 208 Water Quality Coordinator and then served as the general manager of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District for 25 years until his retirement in 2005. Ralph had a passion for land stewardship and water conservation as evident from the organizations in which he was involved. He was a member of the San Luis Valley and Colorado Cattlemen’s Associations for 60 years and became a charter member of the National Cattlemen’s Association in 1977. Ralph served as president and secretary/treasurer of the SLV Cattlemen’s Association and chairman of the CCA Water Steering Committee. He was on the board of supervisors for the Center Soil Conservation District and the board of directors of the National Association of Soil Conservation Districts, and served as president of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts. He also was on the board of the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust. Ralph was a member of the Colorado Water Congress for 23 years and served on the board of directors. In 2004, he was recognized as the Wayne Aspinall Water Leader of the Year. Most notably, however, Ralph was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria (Glo) Edwards Curtis; his daughter Karen (Gary) Jennings of Fredonia, Texas; and his son Glenn (Cecilia) Curtis of Evergreen, Colorado. He has six grandchildren Moriah (Todd) Beyers of Abernathy, Texas; Heather (Matthew) Luensmann of Ft. Worth, Texas; Aaron (Jessica) Jennings of Lafayette, Indiana; Gabe (Kayla) Jennings of Lubbock, Texas; Kelly Curtis of Evergreen, Colorado; and Kyle Curtis of Evergreen, Colorado. He is also survived by six great grandchildren – Bryleigh, Zane, and Blayne Beyers, Nora and Hannah Luensmann, and Bronte Jennings – as well as his brother Charles Glenn Curtis of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law Patti Curtis.
Davis, Conrad M. 1949 JC
Davis, Morgan J., Jr. 1949 JC
Deering, Thomas P. 1949 JC ~ 08-Mar-2005 passed away peacefully on March 8, following a stroke suffered while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. He had recently celebrated his 76th birthday. Tom was born Feb. 15, 1929 in the small town of Arkansas City, Kansas. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1949. Tom received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1951 and an LL.B., Order of the Coif, in 1956 from the University of Colorado. He was editor of the Colorado Law Review. While attending the University of Colorado he met Marilyn Anderson. They were married in 1952 in Denver. During the Korean Conflict Tom served in the U.S. Army at Fort McClelland in Anniston, Ala., where he taught chemical engineering and its application to military science and strategy. Tom practiced law in Portland from 1956 until his retirement in 1999 at the law firm of Stoel Rives, where he was a senior partner. His specialty was employee benefits and pensions; an area in which he was a nationally recognized authority. He lectured extensively for the American Law Institute – American Bar Association, the Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans, the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the Oregon State Bar, and other local and regional organizations. Tom recognized the importance of building security for employees for their retirement years and worked with employer and employee groups to do so. He authored a number of publications and commentaries, and was the honored recipient of the Distinguished Member Award, Western Pension and Benefits Council, Portland chapter. He had a passion for the craft of being a fine lawyer; was a gifted and precise author; and nurtured others helping them improve their writing skills. He was a mentor to many, both professionally and personally. Tom’s civic and charitable activities were many, for he believed public service to be a vital part of his life. His civic contributions included past board membership for the Girl Scouts, past board member and vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and past Moderator of the First Unitarian Church. His interest in education led him to serve as president of the board of both Catlin Gabel School and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. At the time of his death he was a board member of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a member of the Education Committee of the City Club of Portland. He served on many civic task forces and committees, including Tri-Met Citizens Advisory Committee, Multnomah County Task Force on Edgefield Manor, City-County Task Force on Service Evaluation, and many, many others. Tom loved the outdoors, particularly the old growth forests of the Cascades. He was an avid skier, mushroom hunter and loved to hike with his friends and family. Tom was extremely well read and for 40 years rarely missed a meeting of the Tuesday Morning Book Group. Art was an important part of his and Marilyn’s life. Tom was quantitative and precise, yet understood the importance of the creative process. He was able to integrate art into life with flair, and shared his appreciation with many others. Tom illustrated the notion that the more you have the more you have to give. Remembrances may be made to the organization of your choice, the Pacific Northwest College of Art or the American Civil Liberties Union.Tom is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his sons, Tom, Jr., Robert, and Paul; his brother, Fred, of Denver, and two granddaughters, Anya and Lilia.
Dewey, Otis Presson 1949 HS ~ 15-Mar-2016, 85, of McDonald, KS, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, in Colby. He was born May 30, 1930, in Denver, CO, to Chauncey and LaVon (Presson) Dewey. Otis graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, where he played basketball and polo. He served in the United States Navy and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He married Ellen Kogl, on February 28, 1962, at the Sacred¬ Heart Church of Atwood. In his early years, Otis was a steer wrestler and roped in rodeos all around the country. Otis’s real passion was raising cattle and being a rancher. Otis and Junior took over the ranch after their father died in 1959 while Otis continued ranching for the next 57 years. He loved the country life; breaking, raising and riding horses, along with hunting. In the early 60’s Otis started an annual Team Ropings and Tie Down Steer Ropings at the ranch, drawing many top names in rodeo, this went on for many years. He was a true friend to many and enjoyed serving cowboy ice tea to those who came to visit on the ranch. Otis was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Chauncey Dewey Jr. He is survived by his wife Ellen, of McDonald; son Tom (Kelly) Dewey, McDonald; daughter Linda (J.R.) Hahn, Hays, KS and grandchildren Tayten and Tru Dewey; sisters-in-law, Deanna Dewey, Ella Kogl and Laura Craig; brother-in-law Ed (Elaine) Kogl, and many nieces and nephews.
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 was born in Dallas, Texas on August 7, 1930 and departed this life after a long struggle with cancer on October 16, 2004. A lifelong member of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Frank graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1948 and enrolled in Southern Methodist University. At SMU he was active in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and served in the Reserve Officers Training Corp. In 1953, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Japan. In 1955, after serving active duty in the USAF, Frank returned to Dallas, Texas to work in the Insurance business with Derrill G. Elmore & Company. He left the insurance business in 1983 and moved to Fort Worth to open Chads Rainbow, a toy store on Camp Bowie. Chads Rainbow later became Toy Works. Frank was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Winnie; Daughters Becky Garrison and husband Paul, Lynne Moon and husband Wyatt and Nancy Hay and husband Arthur; Grandchildren Eric, Arthur and Katy Garrison, Lori Moon, and Charlie and Julie Hay; Brother Derrill Elmore and wife Jane, their children and grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Derrill G. Elmore and Katherine Hartig Elmore and his brother Arthur T. Elmore.
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. “Jack”, Jr., USAF (Ret) 1946 HS-1949 JC ~ 24-Aug-2014 of Bowling Green died Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. Born on March 26, 1928, the Camden, Ark., native was the son of the late Arnold H. Haberkorn Sr. and Helen Haberkorn Ong. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Russell Tobin Haberkorn. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Col. Haberkorn was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He received his MBA from Ohio State University, graduated the New Mexico Military Institute and attended The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was a member of and past president of the Military Officers Association and the Bowling Green Warren County Arts Commission. He was a former president and board member of the Public Theatre of Kentucky, past president and board member of the Bowling Green-Western Kentucky University Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Mid-Century Literary Club. Funeral services are scheduled for noon Friday at Christ Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, also at the church. Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Russell of Bowling Green; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
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 went to the Supreme Court in the sky on August 8, 2005. A student of the law with a gift of hyperbole and a true devil’s advocate, Herb excelled in debate, conjecture and the serious ‘what ifs’ of life. Herbert K. Hyde was born on March 8, 1931, in Oklahoma City. He attended Harding Junior High and went on to attend New Mexico Military Institute in 1949. After graduating, he entered the U.S. Military; a career move that would influence the rest of his life. He was involved in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded: the Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Service Medal, the U.N. Korean Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Citation and a Good Conduct Medal. Herb was a member of the 82nd Airborne, the 45th Infantry and the 2nd Division. He was a Ranger, a member of the Special Forces, and an instructor for Black Delta Force at Ft. Bragg. He was also a member of the CIA and an Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown. At the conclusion of his tour of duty, Herb attended O.U. and received his BA. He was a proud member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. Herb went on to earn a Law Degree at George Washington University Law School in 1961 . After the birth of his son Patrick, Herb and Cookie moved to Oklahoma City where he was admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar Association under the personal recommendation of Supreme Court Justice the Honorable Alfred P. Murrah and was sworn in in 1962 by Judge Stephen Chandler. He then joined the law firm of Hyde and Freeman. He was the son of Herbert K. Hyde, Sr. U.S. Attorney, and Ruth Bray Harding. Herb was preceded in death by both his parents and brother, Army Chaplain, Lt. Col. Patrick H. Hyde. He is survived by sons Patrick and Michael and sisters, Hyla Glover and Helen K. Olsen of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by Herbert Kummer of Lake Tahoe, Victoria Kummer of NYC and Carol Kummer of Baltimore. As an attorney of 44 years, Herb was a friend of the Court and a nemesis to the D.A. He will always be remembered as a tireless debater, a true spokesman of the U.S. Armed Forces, an avid O.U. football fan and a lover of single malt scotch. The courtrooms and taverns of OKC will be a more boring place without him.
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.
Johnson, Darrel W. “Bud” 1949 JC ~ 23-May-2016 Darrel was born on August 19, 1929 and passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016. Darrel was a resident of Clovis, New Mexico at the time of his passing. He was married to Ann.
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 , a prominent Oklahoma City business executive died September 25, 2006. He was 77. Joullian was chairman of the board of Mustang Fuel Corporation, a natural gas gathering, processing and transmission company. A native of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Joullian attended New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico and received a degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Both institutions have honored him as a distinguished alumnus. He received an honorary doctorate of law from Oklahoma Christian University. Joullian served terms as chairman of the board of the State Fair of Oklahoma, chairman of the Board of Governors for Oklahoma Christian University, president of the Board of Directors of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, president and director of American Fidelity Companies, chairman of the Board and director of Fleming Companies, chairman of the Board and director of The LTV Corporation, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of First Oklahoma BanCorporation, and chairman of the Board of First National Bank & Trust Company. Joullian served as executive committee member and director of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, director of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, chairman of the Board of Joullian Vineyards, president of trustees and trustee of Casady School, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, president of the Gas Processors Association, trustee for the Oklahoma Industries Authority, and trustee of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. During the Korean war, Joullian served as First Lieutenant, U. S. Army, Commanding Officer of a Petroleum Products Laboratory. A lifelong devotion to Scouting earned Joullian an international reputation. He became a Cub Scout at Oklahoma City Edgemere Elementary School; a Boy Scout in Troop 31 at Wilson School, and an Eagle Scout in Troop 15 at First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City. Joullian was president and Executive Board Member of the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was Executive Board Member and became president of the Boy Scouts of American in 1983. Eight years later he was named chairman of the World Scout Foundation, Geneva Switzerland. Scouting honors awarded to Joullian included the Distinguished Eagle Award, Silver Beaver Award, Silver Antelope Award, Silver Buffalo Award, God and Country Service Award, Bronze Wolf Award and Silver Fox Award. The Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame, Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Hall of Fame Award, the Annual Brotherhood Award, the George E. Ward Memorial Award, the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Dean’s Award for Distinguished Community Service were additional awards and honors bestowed upon Joullian. Joullian was predeceased by his parents, Edward C. Joullian, Jr. and Alice Tailleur Joullian as well as a sister, Jeanne Joullian Richards. He is survived by his wife, Letitia, children Marion Joullian Story and her husband, Craig Story, and E. Carey Joullian IV and his wife Carol. He had five grandchildren: Ed Joullian, Laura Joullian, Ann Joullian, Hannah Story and Jack Story. Other family members include his sister Jeannette Joullian Sias, Richard L. Sias, and niece, Alice Sias Pippin and her husband, Phil Pippin.
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.
Karsh, Dr. Harvey B. 1949 HS Doctor Harvey Barry Karsh, born September 23, 1931 of Denver passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on September 13, 2017. Harvey was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Louisa “Weegee” Karsh. He is survived by loving wife of 24 years Carol (Antonoff) Karsh, sons David and wife Peggy, Kevin, and Steven and wife Jodi, brother Jerry Karsh and his wife, Nan, grandchildren Sara and Jonathan Karsh, and loving family members Doug Antonoff, his daughter Lauren Antonoff, David and Wendy (Antonoff) Berman of Plantation, Florida, and their children Joshua and Katie Berman. He is also survived by step-daughters Lori (Winograd) Hayutin of Denver and Kelly (Winograd) Segal of Boston, and their respective children Zach, Halle, Willie, and Max. The funeral will be held at 11 am at Temple Emmanuel in Denver, Friday Sept 15, 2017 and internment at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Denver Hospice, who helped care for Harvey, and the Visiting Nurses Association, of which Harvey previously served as President for many years.
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
Lovett, COL, USA (Ret) Gerald A. 1947 HS-1949 JC ~ 17-Jun-2019, 89, passed Monday, June 17, 2019 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Dolores; daughter, Deborah Schneider and husband, Steve; son, Mark Lovett; grandchildren, Collin Schneider and wife, Lacie, Kyle Schneider and wife, Michelle, and Crystal Church and husband, John; great-grandchildren, John, Austin, and Jackson; and many other family and friends.
Malone, AMB James L. 1949 HS ~ 10-Sep-1996
Maloof, Michael J. 1949 HS ~ 05-Mar-2006 , 75, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Sunday, March 5, 2006 in Scottsdale, AZ after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe G. Maloof; his mother, Frances Maloof; his brother, George J. Maloof; his son, Michael Maloof, Jr.; and his father-in-law, Joe Rhodes. Mr. Maloof is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 50 years, Dee; four daughters, Judy Maloof, PhD, Helen Maloof-Aranda 1980 JC and husband, Pat Aranda, Sharon Maloof, and Tammy Maloof and husband, Gerard Tapia; grandson, Michael Aranda; granddaughter, Alex Aranda; brother, Philip F. Maloof 1945 HS, sisters, Mary Jean Koury and Helen Sei; sister-in-law, Colleen Maloof; mother-in-law, Judy Rhodes-Prewitt and husband, Jimmy Prewitt; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, NM, a graduate of Robertson High School, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Michael graduated from NMSU in 1955, where he was student body president. He was a graduate of Dale Carnegie. Michael was an owner and served as director of the Maloof Companies, (beer distributor, the Palms Casino Resort of Las Vegas, NV and the Sacramento Kings), he was a principal of Quality Import Company (wine and spirits wholesale). He served as a director of First National Bank of Albuquerque and of First Security Bank. An active member of the community, Maloof was past-president of Sales Executives, past-director of Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, served on the Foundation Board of NMSU, past-president of Keep New Mexico Beautiful, appointed member of the NM Litter Control Council, long time member of Albuquerque Kiwanis, member of the BPOE Elks, member of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, past-president of the Rocky Mountain Beer Distributor, chairman of New Mexico’s annual birthday party at the State Capitol Rotunda, past-president of the Great Southwest Council of Boy Scouts. Michael was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Business Administration and Economics, the Distinguished Citizen Award given by Boy Scouts, the Silver Beaver award, the Order of the Arrow award and an inductee of the NMSU Business Hall of Fame.
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. “Jack” 1949 JC ~ 08-Sep-2005 died on September 8, 2005 at his home with his family around him. Having immigrated to the US from Scotland, Allan C. Pagan, met and married Elizabeth Humphries. Their first son, who they called Jack, was born in Houston, Texas on June 12, 1929. Jack grew up in Houston and then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1947. He attended the University of Houston. In 1950, he married Shirley Andrew. Jack had always loved cars, and in 1957 he and a partner, Ray Lewis, started a Ford Motor Company Edsel dealership in Galveston. In 1958, they purchased a Lincoln Mercury dealership in Corpus Christi. Jack bought out Mr. Lewis in 1960, but kept the name Pagan Lewis Motor Company. Originally located downtown, the dealership moved to SPID in 1983. Over the years, Pagan Lewis expanded to include Jeep and Subaru, and he also partnered with friends in various successful ventures including development of Pharaohs Country Club in the 1960s and Botanical Garden Subdivision. Jack was a man of many interests and talents. He raced Formula Libre and Sports racing cars throughout the 1960s and even built a car with the late Mark Bratton and late John Anderson. He was a private pilot, a fine golfer, a skilled photographer, and an expert marksman, competing at a state and national level. He hunted in various countries including several memorable hunts with his wife in Zimbabwe, where they made many friends. At the age of 63, in 1992, he realized a life long dream purchasing two Indy open-wheel race cars and establishing Pagan Racing with his son, Allan. Pagan Racing entered the Indianapolis 500 for eight years, never failing to qualify. In 1995, their #21 led the race until a pit incident cost them time, and they finished 5th. In 1999, the #21 finished 2nd. Pagan Racing competed in other races including the full Indy Racing League schedule in 1995-1999. Jack was also an expert cook and gardener. He loved to entertain his friends at his beloved ranch in Live Oak County, where great food was combined with hunting, skeet shooting and laughter. He would spend hours planning the menus, which often included his prized, home grown tomatoes. The ranch housed furniture he designed and built. His father, mother and one brother, Allan Pagan, Jr., preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley, his daughter, Leah and her husband, George Olivarri, his son, Allan C. Pagan II, and his adored lab Miss Indy. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Y. and Charles H. Pagan and his brother-in-law and good friend Dr. John Andrew, his wife Judy, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as the valued employees of Pagan Lewis Motors and his family in Scotland. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends for his thoughtfulness, generosity, sage advice and gentlemanly qualities. Jack was a member of the Lincoln Mercury Dealer Council and other automotive organizations for many years. He was also a member of the Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi Country Club, Ducks Unlimited and Corpus Christi Gun Club. The family wishes to thank Dr. David Jack, Dr. Emile Salloum, Dr. Daniel Garlitos, Dr. Bradley Prestidge, Dr. Charles Randall, and their staffs whose skilled care allowed his to work and enjoy his life until the end.
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 , 83, Muncie, Ind., passed away peacefully Wednesday night, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., to Gaston and Germaine (Berthoud) Robert. He was raised in a bilingual (French/English) home (his parents were immigrants from Belgium and Switzerland, respectfully) in Highland Park, IL, and graduated from, 83, Muncie, IN, passed away peacefully Wednesday night, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to Gaston and Germaine (Berthoud) Robert. He was raised in a bilingual (French/English) home (his parents were immigrants from Belgium and Switzerland, respectfully) in Highland Park, IL, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and University of Illinois (BS Marketing) in 1956. He received his PhD from Ball State University in 1982. From 1966 to 1978, he owned and operated Bryan Lanes. He took much pride in his work there and loved the relationships that were built. He was passionate about his other careers and hobbies which included serving as 1st Lieutenant in the Army (ASA) during the Korean War, outside sales for Brunswick, obtaining his PhD in Psychology in midlife and becoming a practicing psychologist, sailing his boat from Toledo, Ohio, to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and competing in the 8th World Bridge Federation Olympiad in Venice, Italy. He also enjoyed creating home movies, the space program, fly fishing, tennis, downhill skiing, caring for his pets, and travel throughout the U.S., the Caribbean islands, and Europe. Together with his surviving former wife, Lois Lindsey, Muncie, Ind., he raised and loved three children who survive him, Diane (Chuck) Hoffman, Ann Arbor, Mich., Steve Robert, Muncie, Ind. and Denise Robert, New York, NY. He is also survived by granddaughters, Laura Hoffman, Huntersville, NC, and Elizabeth Hoffman, Ann Arbor, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Noel Robert. and University of Illinois (BS Marketing) in 1956. He received his PhD from Ball State University in 1982. From 1966 to 1978, he owned and operated Bryan Lanes. He took much pride in his work there and loved the relationships that were built. He was passionate about his other careers and hobbies which included serving as 1st Lieutenant in the Army (ASA) during the Korean War, outside sales for Brunswick, obtaining his PhD in Psychology in midlife and becoming a practicing psychologist, sailing his boat from Toledo, Ohio, to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and competing in the 8th World Bridge Federation Olympiad in Venice, Italy. He also enjoyed creating home movies, the space program, fly fishing, tennis, downhill skiing, caring for his pets, and travel throughout the U.S., the Caribbean islands, and Europe. Together with his surviving former wife, Lois Lindsey, Muncie, Ind., he raised and loved three children who survive him, Diane (Chuck) Hoffman, Ann Arbor, Mich., Steve Robert, Muncie, Ind. and Denise Robert, New York, N.Y. He is also survived by granddaughters, Laura Hoffman, Huntersville, N.C., and Elizabeth Hoffman, Ann Arbor, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Noel Robert.
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 born 12/26/31 deceased 2/05/03. Richard “Dick” was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him. We mourn his passing but rejoice in the memory of his life and the legacy that he created through his loving family. Richard was born the son of Marcus and Dora Rosen of El Paso. Marcus and Dora were owners and proprietors of the Texas Store in downtown El Paso since 1923. Richard went to grad school at Dudley School and later attended his first two years of high school at EPHS. Richard then went to military school at New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated high school. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BBA and was a member of the Sammie’s fraternity. He then joined the Air Force as a Lieutenant and traveled over seas to London during the Korean conflict. While in London he met his wife to be Helene Durant of Tonbridge Wells, England. They married and then moved back to California where Richard finished his time in the service and they had their first three children, Sharon, Lorraine and Beverly. Richard and his young family moved back to El Paso to begin taking over his families business in 1957 where he had two more children, Michelle and Mark. At the time of his takeover in 1961, the business consisted of The Texas Store, The Popular of Las Cruces and a Farming and Ranching operation in Fort Quitman, Texas. Richard promptly went to work building and adding to the company. He doubled the size of the Texas Store and Popular making the Popular the nicest department store in Las Cruces. Not satisfied, Richard over the years added many stores all over New Mexico. He added stores in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Hobbs, two stores in Albuquerque, two stores in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Socorro, Deming and two stores in Las Cruces. He also added a store in Ysleta, Texas. These stores went under the name of Bonanza and Broadway Fashions. In it’s peak year, 1995, Richard’s company had 15 stores and a large farming and ranching operation with over 350 employees. Richard, a true Texan, liked nothing more than putting on his Stetson Hat and Cowboy boots to visit his farm and friends at Mcnary, Texas on Sundays. Richard was doing his favorite thing the day before he entered the hospital, waiting on customers and selling them fabrics at Bonanza in Las Cruces. Richard is survived by his wife, Helene Rosen, his children, Sharon Rosen, Lorraine Sales, Beverly Rosen, Michelle Morris and Mark Rosen. His In-laws Kirk Sales, Chase Morris and Barbara Rosen. His Grandchildren: Shannon, Sheena, Shane and Sean Sales, Nicole and Cameron Rosen, and Jack, Sydney, and Morgan Morris.
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 age 74, better known as “Yankee”, passed away peacefully at his farmhouse on Thursday, September 30, 2004 with his loving family by his side. He was born July 17, 1930 to Vide (David) and Marija (Mary) Salopek, a pioneer farming family of the Mesilla Valley who immigrated from Ogulin, Croatia in 1923. He was the first of his generation to be born in the United States in White Spur, Texas, north of El Paso. The family moved to the Mesilla Valley in 1935. Yankee graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1947 and attended NMSU. He was a longtime member of the Mayfield High School Booster Club and the Aggie Sports Association. He started farming on his own in 1950; growing cotton, alfalfa, lettuce, onions and Angus cattle in the north valley. He was very active in the farming community having been involved in numerous agricultural boards. In 1969, he and his brothers began planting pecan trees throughout the Mesilla Valley. He was very innovative and adapted progressive ideas that are used in the pecan industry to this day. Yankee was an extremely fair and honest man, devoted husband, father and loving grandfather who enjoyed farming, the outdoors, hunting and repairing broken down tractors, trucks and boats. Yankee, a true gentleman, with an attitude of “Life ain’t too shabby”, will be deeply missed throughout the valley by all his family and friends who cherished and adored him. He had a favorite saying “D.V.” meaning “Don’t Vorry”. Family survivors include his wife, Mary Ikard Salopek of 48 years, who cared for him at the family home; son Dickie and wife Peggy, grandchildren Sharla, Cade, Cole; son Billy and wife Natalie, grandchildren Clara, Jesse, Rebecca; son Mich’l and wife Charlene, grandchildren Karajane, Mac, Amy and husband Doug, great grandchildren Brittany, Shayley and Coltin; son Louie and wife Darcy, grandchildren Brycen, Brennen, Whitney; daughter Mary Therese Arnold and husband Joey, grandchildren Luke, Jay T. and daughter Kathy Stout and husband Barry, grandchildren Maria and Annie. Also, his sister Ann Hoffman of Albuquerque along with numerous extended family members survives Yankee. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Mary Salopek, in-laws Amzi and Winnie Ikard, brothers Tony, John, Frank “Pancho”, David, his daughter Mary Winifred Salopek and granddaughter Darcie Winifred Salopek. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren Cade, Cole, Brycen, Sharla and Karajane Salopek, Mac Griffin, Brennen Jeffers and Jesse Haynie. Honorary pallbearers are Jim, John and Richard Ikard, Sonny Klein, Harold Pape, Art Johnson, Cruz Villareal, Arturo Reyes, Bud Richards, Lamar Gwaltney, Joe Lujan, George Carver, Tim Sherman and all of Yankee’s devoted employees.
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 Paul “Bob” 1949 HS ~ 02-Aug-2006 , Ponca City resident, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 75. Bob was born March 14, 1931, to Paul Arden Tharp and Martha Mason Tharp in Kansas City, MO. Bob grew up in Ponca City and attended high school in Roswell, NM, at the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1949. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1953. While attending the University of Oklahoma he met Marilyn Meyer and they were married Aug. 12, 1953, in Geary. Through ROTC Bob received a commission in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton. After his service to his country he and Marilyn moved to Ponca City where he joined his father at Tharp Insurance Agency. He was active in the community and a past member of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family taking them swimming, boating, fishing, vacationing in Colorado and making wooden toys for his grandchildren. With his friends Bob enjoyed golfing, “Thursday Night” and going to his tea and coffee groups. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn, of the home; son Rick of The Woodlands, Texas; daughter Cynthia Owens and husband Victor of Lawrenceville, GA, daughter Nancy Pitts and husband Tom of Ocala, FL; son Robert, Jr. and wife Pam of Bartlesville; daughter Cathy Smith and husband Kent of West Chester, PA; son Bill and wife Lisa of Yukon; grandchildren Ashley and Hayden Tharp, David and Jennifer Pitts, Sean, Lauren and Lindsey Smith, Taylor and Carter Owens, Conner, Camden and Christian Tharp; brother Dr. Paul A. Tharp and wife Carolyn of Norman; brother-in-laws Don Meyer of Livingston, Calif., Paul Meyer and wife Jeanne of Oklahoma City and Dick Meyer of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul A. Tharp and Martha Tharp.
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
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 died on January 1, 2005, at home after a courageous battle against cancer. His life was a celebration of love, family devotion, patriotism, pragmatism and endless generosity. A native and lifelong Houstonian, Phil was born to William Barnes and Miriam Berkheimer Arbuckle on November 28, 1928. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Randa Moore and grandson Jacob Arbuckle. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years Ruey Joanne, sons Randal and wife Nancy, Barnes and wife Susan, and Gregory, Grandchildren Paul, Mary Catherine, Lesley, Stephen, Christopher and Nicole, sister-in-law Renice Farley and husband Roger, brother-in-law Mike Moore, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Phil grew up in the Southgate neighborhood on Goldsmith Road. He attended Lamar High School and earned his high school diploma from New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, New Mexico. He spent two more years in the college program of (NMMI) before transferring to the University of Houston as a junior. During the summer of 1948, he met and began dating the love of his life, Ruey Joanne Kunzman. While in college, they developed life long friendships with a host of close companions. Phil earned his finance degree from U of H in the class of 1950. Phil entered the Army reserves as an officer and was later called into active duty during the Korean War. Prior to going overseas, he married Ruey on March 15, 1952 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. In Korea, Phil was a 2nd lieutenant and proudly served as a platoon leader of the Tank Company of the 223rd Regiment of the 40th Infantry Division. Ruey and a group of their closest friends greeted Phil upon his arrival in San Antonio after his honorable discharge from the Army in 1952. After the war, Phil joined the National Bank of Commerce. Ruey gave birth to son Randal in 1954 and twin sons, Barnes and Gregory in 1958. Phil then moved to Greens Bayou State Bank. Phil’s career path led him to Pasadena National Bank, and finally to the correspondent division of Texas Commerce Bank, where he retired in 1990. Phil and Ruey developed a large circle of friends in the communities of Holy Ghost Parish, St. Michael’s Parish, the Catholic Charity Guild and Strake Jesuit College Prep. Phil was a devoted family man who loved to vacation & entertain with his family and friends. Phil took the family on summer vacations to Mexico, Canada, and the western United States. Phil and Ruey enjoyed adventurous travels to Alaska, New England, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Australia, Antarctica, and the Panama Canal. They enjoyed long weekend jaunts to Las Vegas, New Orleans and Lafayette.
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
Bennett, Richard Otto 1946 HS-1948 JC ~ 21-Sep-2018
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 , 71, passed away October 29, 2001, in a local hospital. Born July 29, 1930, in Logan, Utah to Frederick P. and Frances Winton Champ. Married June King in 1960. She died in 1977. He was educated in Logan elementary schools and later graduated with honors from New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, New Mexico. After graduating from Stanford University with an Army Commission, he attended Harvard Business School a year before being called up by the Army during the Korean Conflict. After military service, he returned to Harvard from which he graduated in 1956. He later joined the Boise, Idaho office of Utah Mortgage Loan Corporation (family business) where he made it a dominant competitor. Utah Mortgage Loan Corporation was later acquired by First Security Corporation who named Wint to lead First Security State Bank, which he did with stellar results. He retired in 1983. Wint was an Eagle Scout, an Honorary Colonel of the Salt Lake Police Dept., a member of Rotary, the Salt Lake Country Club, the Alta Club, the Logan Whittier School Alumni Association, a Mason and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Survived by a sister, Mary Champ Nielsen (Erik) and a brother, George H. “Herb” Champ (Helen) and niece, Teresa Champ-Major (Richard), nephews, George F. Champ (Karen), “Neils” Nielsen (Tess), grand nephews and nieces, Charles Major, Nicholas Major, triplets: Sarah, Adam and Katie Champ, and Sylki Nielsen. He is also survived by Jean Zmolek, a longtime and devoted friend.
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 “Bob”, 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 well log analysis. He then became an independent oil producer managing hundreds of employees at a mid-level oil company in Shreveport, Louisiana. Jim’s career continued to flourish and he was elected Vice President of the American Association of Professional Geologists (AAPG), where he later received a lifetime achievement award for more than 50 years of continuous service. He also received similar distinction from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SEPG). Jim decided to leave the private sector and embark on a new journey joining The University of Oklahoma in 1986 in the early days of Sarkey’s Energy Center. He joined The University of Oklahoma as its Director of Geology and Geophysics. For the next two decades, he taught graduate courses in petroleum geology, basin analysis, and reservoir characterization, supervising scores of graduate students in subsurface geological research projects. Jim’s numerous publications, research monies and equipment brought into The University of Oklahoma, and accolades by his former students who are now distinguishing themselves within the industry and academia, his consistent arguments at faculty meetings to never compromise, but always help grow Oklahoma’s petroleum science program, will both attest to and provide memories of a gentleman who was one of the foundational professors of OU’s petroleum geological program, a mentor, a colleague, a father, a husband, and a friend to many. Jim’s insatiably inquisitive nature and very likeable sense of humor will continue to warm the hearts and fond memories of many. Jim Forgotson is survived by his wife, Beverly; his children, James “Hovie” and Ranya; and his brother, Edward. His daughter, Katherine, predeceased him. We will always remember him for his enduring generosity and warming smile – “We love you grandpa!”
Fry, J. D., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 31-Mar-2008 77, of Grayson, GA., passed away March 31, 2008. J.D. was born Oct. 2, 1930, in Lamar, Texas, to Joe Delwin and Emilyn Fry. They both have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Judy, and second wife, Lea, and a nephew, Dempsey Floyd, II. Survivors include his wife, Molly Whittmann; two sons, J.D. Fry, III and his wife, Patti, and Walter Keith Fry; brother, Herb Fry and his wife, Kay; nieces, Shelly Christenson and her husband, Bob, Crystal Tubbs and her husband, Stacey; great nieces and nephews, Cody Farrow, Alexandria, Eric and Lillian Christenson, Joshua Tubbs and his wife, Jacque, Johnathan Tubbs and his wife, Rebecca; great-great nieces and nephews, Cadence Tubbs, and Nikolas Tubbs; sister-in-law, Christine Floyd. J. D. Was a New Mexico Military Institute graduate. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He then worked for IBM, where he was involved in the space program and later became the editor of the internal IBM magazine.
Frye, Homer Monte 1948 JC ~ 12-Dec-2010 83, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Monte was born in Astoria, Ore. And raised in the Pacific Northwest in Bellingham, Wash. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle and spent the next many years in the retail cosmetic business. He and Janet, his wife of 60 years, retired 25 years ago, building their home in Fountain Hills. Monte was active in the community, on the golf course and in local bridge games. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Patricia (Dan); son, Robert (Cathy); three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gardner, Robert H. 1948 JC ~ 03-Nov-2006 longtime resident of Rockport, died peacefully Friday, November 3, 2006. He was born April 10, 1929, to parents William Bradford Gardner and Ruth Howard Gardner. He graduated from Falfurrias High School in 1947. After high school, he attended New Mexico Military Institute then graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, BBA, 1950. He served honorably as a finance officer in the United States Air Force. Bob was a second-generation Chevrolet dealer. His career included the ownership and management of five dealerships within Texas. Throughout his career, he formed many lifelong friendships with employees and customers alike. Bob was not afraid to give a helping hand to anyone. He served on the Industrial Foundation, Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Bob loved to play golf. He found great pleasure being on the golf course with his many friends where he was known as the agitator. His zeal for living life large and his infectious smile will always be remembered. Bob is survived by his wife, Kay Gardner of Rockport; mother of his children, Carol Howard Gardner of Plainview; cousin, Dr. Miriam Wagenchein of Corpus Christi; brother, Henry Minten and wife Joan of San Antonio; son, Thomas Howard Gardner and wife Debra of Rockport; and daughters, Carrie Gardner Rollins and husband Reggie of Plainview, Robin Gardner Dryden and husband Randy of Amarillo, Ellen Gardner Bass and husband John of Houston and Kathy Rachel Hatch of Corpus Christi. He is also survived by 14 beloved grandchildren: Andrew, Will, Grant, Luke, Callie, Logan, Randall, Gardner, Sarah, Margaret, Collen, James and Kristina. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William Gardner and Ruth Gardner; his stepmother, Emma Minten; brother, William B. Gardner Jr.; and nephews, Charles Dryden and Alex Minten.
Garrett, Charles A., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 23-Jul-2009 passed away on July 23, 2009 at the age of 80. Born on March 6, 1929 in Hillsboro, Texas, he was raised in Hillsboro and graduated from High School and Junior College at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. A Korean War veteran, he worked for 32 years in the insurance business and was an active member of a number of business, professional, church and veteran’s organizations. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rose Garrett and survived by his daughters, Sister Mary Elizabeth Garrett, CSM, of New York and Leslie Garrett of Dallas, step children Berkley Reynolds and his wife Betty of Duncanville, TX and Barbara Hill of Midlothian, TX, step grandchildren Chris Busse and Wesley Williams and great granddaughter Katelyn Busse, and his sister, Rosemary Moyers of Winnsboro, Texas.
Gill, Grayson Douglas 1948 JC ~ 08-Jun-2005 Retired Dallas Architect passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, June 8, 2005 after a 3-year battle with melanoma. A lifelong Dallas resident he was born October 28, 1928, only child of Grayson and Cornelia Douglas Gill. He is survived by his wife of 49 years. Margot Holt Gill. and 3 children: Emily Gill Mills and Robert. their son Edward Douglas Mills and their daughter Valerie Holt Mills of Virginia Beach, VA; Ginger Gill and her daughter Margaret (Maggie) Skillman Smith of Dallas and her son Daniel Douglas Smith of Atlanta, GA; Grayson Douglas Gill, Jr. and Elizabeth of Dallas A graduate of Jesuit Preparatory School and New Mexico Military institute (where he was a member of the polo team), Doug received his degree in Architecture from the University of Kansas, where be was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After service as a lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska during the Korean War, he returned to Dallas to join his father’s architectural, firm, Grayson Gill, Inc. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects-Dallas Chapter, Dallas Country Club, Idlewild Club, Terpsichorean Club, and served as Chairman of the Highland Park Zoning Commission for a number of years, An avid outdoorsman, camper, hunter, snow skier, water skier, golfer, scuba diver, sailor and yachtsman, he also served as a Boy Scout Leader throughout his son’s years in scouting.
Goodrum, James H. 1948 HS
Gowan, Dr. Robert E. Lee, DDS 1946 HS-1948 JC ~ 06-Jun-2019 died June 6, 2019. Bob was born Dec. 17, 1927, in Amarillo, Texas, son of Dr. Robert E. Lee Gowan, Sr., and Calpurnia “Cappi” Christensen Gowan. As a boy, he attended grade school in PA. He attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1946 and then from junior college at NMMI, in 1948. He received the William McClure Saber Award, in 1948, as the outstanding cadet of NMMI, as well as awards for excelling in football and basketball. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from SMU, in Dallas, 1950, and married Ann Elizabeth Rankin. He graduated dental school from the University of Texas Dental Branch, in Houston, in 1959. He operated two successful dental practices; one in Houston for 32 years and the other in Horseshoe Bay, Texas for 15 years. He married his current wife, Revis, on May 31, 1992, in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. They moved to Blue Eye, MO, in Jan. of 2019, from Tulsa, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and step-son, Jordan A. Gray. Survivors include his wife of 27 years; brother, John (Judy), of Lake Jackson, Texas; sister, Gail Fultz, of Graham, Texas; daughter, Leslie Gowan Devillier (Bob), of Houston; sons Lt. Col. (Ret) Robert E. Lee, Gowan, III, of San Antonio, Texas and Dr. Chris Gowan (Whitney), of Houston, Texas; stepdaughters, Allison Mahathey (Tony), of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Christy Solomon (Bill), of Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Griswold, George B. 1948 JC ~ 26-Mar-2002
Gross, Charles W. 1948 JC
Gwynne, Andrew D., III 1948 JC ~ 13-Jul-1995
Hackney, Richard G. 1948 HS ~ 21-Feb-2018 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, into God’s embrace after a long, courageous battle with renal failure and lung cancer. Dick was born in Atchison, KS, on Nov. 21, 1930, to Wave and E. B. Hackney. He graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. After college, he served in the U.S. Army in psychological warfare as a First Lieutenant at Fort Bragg, NC. Dick’s career spanned various sales and management positions in the corrugated box industry, rising to the position of senior vice president of Hoerner Waldorf Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. As the firm consolidated, Dick worked as a vice president for Champion International in Stamford, CT, and Stone Container Corporation, Arlington, Texas. Dick was also chairman of the board of Dallas based CSI Texas Holdings, Inc. During his early career days, Dick was a Shriner and 32nd Degree Mason in Sioux Falls, SD. Dick was preceded in death by both of his parents and by his daughter, Martha Hackney Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Dodd Hackney; two daughters, Sarah Hackney Ott and husband, Bill, of Austin, and Tracy Saunders Owen and husband, Gary, of Larchmont, NY; deceased daughter Martha’s husband, Fred Phillips of Sunnyvale; brother, Blair Hackney and wife, Evelyn of Dallas; seven grandsons, Billy Ott and wife, Julia, Trey, Wesley, and Ricky Phillips, Alex, Davis, and Zachary Owen; and two great-grandchildren, Will and Campbell Grace Ott.
Hall, Charles R. 1948 JC
Hall, J. Dudley, Jr. 1948 JC
Hall, Jack R. 1948 HS
Hamilton, Vernon I. 1948 HS – 04-Jan-2019. 88, died Jan. 4, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born May 7, 1930, in Gallup.Hamilton graduated in 1948 from the New Mexico Military Institute where he received numerous awards in swimming, pole vaulting and military service. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served in Japan, Formosa, Hawaii and West Coast. Hamilton returned home in 1989 and worked with his father W.A. Hamilton in 1989. He started and co-owned Hamilton Bros, Inc. and Vernon Hamilton Construction Co. Hamilton enjoyed golfing, horses, going to casinos and spending time with family.Survivors include his son Johnny V. Hamilton, of Gallup; daughters Beverly Roberts, of Durango, Colorado, Barbara Bruce, of Scottsdale, and Belle Baretinicich,of Gallup; and brother Thomas M. Hamilton, of Rio Rancho. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel and parents William and Viola Hamilton.
Hardin, John O., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 06-Apr-2015 84, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015, at his home. He was born July 9, 1930, in Liberal, Kansas, to John and Laura Hardin of Lycan, Colorado, who preceded him in death. In 1950, he married Kathleen M. Browne, his loving and devoted wife. John served as an elder in the Sedalia Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He volunteered in a Bible education work. He also freely gave of his time and energy in building Kingdom Halls (place of worship) throughout the Missouri and Kansas area. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathleen (Kay); his brother, Ira Hardin; his sons, Tim Hardin, Rick Hardin and Frank Hardin; and daughters, Cynthia Dawson, Pamela Garcia, Rosemary Borrelli and Holly Hardin; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy Fuller and Laurel Robers.
Hart, Eddie V. 1948 JC ~ 14-May-2004 , of Willcox, died May 14, 2004 at the age of 74. He was born on May 25, 1929 to Ed and Virginia Hart in Lubbock, Texas. Eddie grew up in Anton, Texas, and graduated from Anton High School in 1946 as Salutatorian of his class. Eddie participated in all sports, was editor of the first school annual, and was very active in FFA as District President and Area Vice President. Eddie attended Jr. College at New Mexico Military Institute from 1946 to 1948. He graduated with honors in 1948 from NMMI. He attended SMU, TTU, and graduated from Arizona State University in 1960. Willcox has been his home since moving here in 1953 where he farmed in Kansas Settlement. He was a member of the Willcox Elks Lodge #2131. Survivors include his sister Bettie Herrin of Anton, Texas; two nieces Ricki McMillan of Levelland, Texas and Nancy Moore of Anton, Texas; a nephew Randy Herrin of Anton, Texas; six great-nieces and fourgreat-nephews and several cousins; along with his caregiver Judy Willoughby and a host of many friends.
Hauter, George W. 1948 JC ~ 02-Feb-2014
Hayes, Thomas M., Jr. 1948 JC
Heiser, Paul H., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 30-Dec-1997
Hobgood, J. Walter 1948 JC
Holland, Clay T., Jr. 1948 JC
Holt, Sherman R., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 01-Apr-1981
Horsfall, William, II 1948 HS ~ 05-Jun-2008 April 8, 1930 – June 5, 2008. Bill passed away Thursday June 5, 2008 at home in Moraga where he was a longtime resident. Bill was a Korean War U.S. Navy veteran. Prior to his retirement, he was an investment banker for more than 20 years. He was a native of San Francisco, CA, aged 78 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret T. Horsfall; his beloved son and daughter Keith Horsfall of Moraga and Carolyn Scarlett of Livermore; and his son-in-law William Scarlett of Livermore.
Howard, William F. 1948 HS ~ 21-Nov-2016 age 86, died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Bill Howard was born on July 13, 1930 in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was the only child of Isabel Fuller Howard and Harold Spink Howard. As a boy, he built and designed gadgets in the covered warehouse next door to his childhood home, and he had his own business selling eggs. He loved the outdoors and participated in Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and his enjoyment of the outdoors continued with hunting and camping throughout his life. Bill attended the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) for high school, and got a head start on his military service in ROTC. He went to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He belonged to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. While in college, he met the beautiful Caroline Clarke, a champion ice-skater and sailor. Bill and Caroline were married in 1953. Bill joined the Army as a lieutenant and was promptly shipped to France. He and Caroline lived on the economy in France for two years, while Bill helped build air force landing fields and dig wells for military bases in France and Spain. He returned from military service and entered Harvard Business School in 1955. At the end of their first year in Cambridge, their son, William Clarke Howard, was born. After graduation, Bill worked for the H.B. Zachry Company and the family lived in San Antonio, Sweetwater, and El Paso. Projects he worked on included building a portion of IH-10, a sewage treatment plant in Sweetwater and a runway of the El Paso Airport. A second son, Jeffrey Stephen Howard was born in 1958. The family moved to Austin in 1960, where Bill became the plant manager for Capitol Aggregates, a supplier of sand and gravel for civil and construction projects. In this role, Bill was personally involved in the dredging of the Colorado River to make Town Lake in downtown Austin (now known as Ladybird Lake). After leaving Capitol Aggregates, Bill designed, built and managed SuperRock, a lightweight aggregate plant near Corsicana, Texas. Bill’s last business was Grentek, a sheet metal fabrication company for the needs of local high-tech industry. In Austin, Bill was a member of several civic groups including the Chamber of Commerce, the Admirals Club and Boy Scouts. Bill remained an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast. He was part of the “Nine-Tenths” Club, cheering for UT football (except when they played one’s own university), a founding member of the Austin Yacht Club, a competitive sailor for decades, a pilot, and a hunter. After attending a sail-racing school in Rhode Island, the family bought the sailboat “Starshine” from the school, and he and Clarke sailed the boat from there to Galveston, bringing it overland to Lake Travis. He enjoyed yearly hunts in south Texas, with friends and his favorite companion, the smiling Labrador retriever, Rock. Caroline passed away in April of 1989 after a long battle with cancer. Three years later, Bill married Dr. Barbara Alford (Bobbie). They enjoyed their semi-retirement years together renovating their new home, backpacking, sailing and travelling, most notably taking a wedding trip to Tanzania and Botswana. Bill was preceded in death by Caroline and his son Jeff. Survivors include Bill’s wife, Bobbie; son, Clarke and his wife Rosemary; grandchildren Cameron, Christian, Catherine and Rebecca Howard; stepdaughter Elizabeth Alford and her husband Michael Young, and their children, James and Clara Young; niece Caroline Young and her husband Rick of Oklahoma City; and nephew Bill Payne and his wife Wendy of Dallas. The family would like to express a huge heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers from Nurses Case Management; Yomi Alimi, Angela Dean, Bettina Howard, Mary Brown, and Patrick Agwuegbulum.
Huff, Glenn E., Jr. 1948 JC
Hurff, Wallace D. 1948 JC ~ 14-Jun-2004
Jacobs, Samuel M. 1948 JC ~ 06-Jun-2010 May 1, 1928 – June 6, 2010 Sam was born in Greely, Colo. He moved to Prescott 18 years ago. He is survived by two sons, Larry and Steve; a daughter, Devra; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Nora and Eli; and three great-grandchildren, Alora, Emma and Benjamin. He passed peacefully without pain – a short time after literally singing and laughing, and assuring those present that he was very happy. Sam was a devoted father and grandfather, and was married to his wife Ellie for 57 years. He grew up in Carlsbad, NM, – working in his parents’ businesses – Roy’s Rock Shop and the New Mexico Indian Trading Post. Sam attended New Mexico Military Institute and later Colorado State University at Boulder. After graduating College, he joined the U.S. Army and was in the Army Corps of Engineers, achieving the rank of Captain in the Reserves. Sam went on to become a very successful aerospace engineer, well-known for his expertise in metallurgy. He was a president and fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering and a longtime member of the American Society for Metals. After retiring from aerospace, he worked with his wife Ellie in real estate, where they did well as a husband/wife team – and this is how most of Sam’s friends in Prescott came to know him. Sam was an expert photographer, and taught many others the craft of photography and color printing. He was rarely seen without a favorite camera in his hand. Sam’s wish was that his friends gather for a party to celebrate his life, which was full and complete. As per his wishes, there will be a party from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Casa Sanchez, 1459 West Gurley in Prescott, to honor Sam’s life. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family.
Jenkins, Ned W., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 20-Jan-1988
Jennings, James R. 1948 JC
Johnson, Ernest R. “Poppa”, Jr. 1948 JC ~ 01-Oct-2006 , 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, left this life with his family at his bedside Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.Pallbearers: Ray Blankenship, Ted Brock, Rodney Burgett, Jason Burgett, Steve Harless, John Hoskey, Bill Newton, Jacob Rushing, Nels Jahren and Max Wayman. Honorary pallbearers: The corps of cadets ofNew Mexico Military Institute and the NMMI Alumni Trail Riders. The eldest of three sons, Ernest was born Dec. 29, 1928, to Dr. Ernest R. Johnson and Mabelle Leona Bystrom in Elmhurst, Ill. The family moved to Fort Worth when Ernest was a young boy. He attended Polytechnic High and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute High School Division, class of 1946. He attended the junior college division through 1948. His love for Texas and a girl who caught his eye pulled Ern back home to Fort Worth. As much as he loved NMMI, he loved Ruby Nell Henslee more and made her his bride on April 23, 1949. Their 57-year marriage was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ellen Karan and Barbara Nell.After 25 years of dedication, Ernest retired from the traffic department of General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington in January of 1989. His second career began upon his retirement, taking care of friends, family and fellow church members. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than offering rides to church or to the doctor for anyone who needed them. The Keller Indianettes knew that Poppa would be there to make pumpkin rolls and cheer them on. Known as Luke on the NMMI Trail Rides, he was voted Top Hand and received the Silver Spurs in 1997.An active member of Wesley United Methodist Church of White Settlement, he was lay leader for the Greater Fort Worth Emmaus/Chrysalis Community. Ernest was a lifetime member of the NMMI Alumni Association and a director and founding member of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter. He was also a Crossed Sabers Society member. Proud of his Swedish heritage, he was also a member of the North Texas Chapter of VASA.Survivors: Wife, Ruby; daughters, Karan Quincy and husband, Dr. John, Barbara Maberry and husband, Gary, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Michelle and Hebert Sedas; great-grandchildren, Diego and Isabella Sedas of Lewisville; brothers, Robert of Springdale, Ark., and Ronald of Fort Worth; special children, Marelen and Rodney Burgett, Jason and Mabrie Burgett and the Tom Burgett family, all of Chicago, Ill.; and sisters, LuDean King and husband, Emmitt, and Dixie Bradshaw and husband, Wayne.”
Johnson, John V. 1948 HS ~ 01-Apr-1982
Johnston, David D. 1948 JC ~ 12-Dec-2001
Jones, BG John Greenwood, USA (Ret) 1948 HS ~ 27-Oct-2014 longtime Houston resident, died peacefully at his home Monday, the 27th of October 2014, at the age of 84. Jack was born the 14th of March 1930 in Pensacola, Florida. After spending most of his youth in Houston, Texas, and his high school years in Evanston, Illinois, the New Mexico Military Institute, and the Philippines, Jack graduated from the University of Texas in 1954. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He then spent a few years working at the Great Southern Life Insurance Company. Thereafter, and for the rest of his business career, Jack was a commercial real estate developer. One can still see evidence of his involvement in real estate around the city today. He enjoyed the outdoors, sharing ideas with young people, travel (particularly with his many grandchildren), and was a voracious reader. Jack’s beloved wife, Patricia, preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother Pat, his wife Donna, and Pat’s children and grandchildren; his son Scott Jones, his wife Melissa, their son Brian Jones and his wife Sarah Van Beurden, and their daughter Courtney Roberts and her husband Shane, and their children Abigail and Owen; his daughter Susan Roper, her husband John, and their son Michael; and his daughter Sara Jones and her daughters Elizabeth and Gwyneth. He is also survived by Patricia’s children Dunbar Chambers III, his wife Joanna Gol, and their daughter Alexandra; Clayton Chambers, his wife Vivian, and Clayton’s sons Andrew and David; and Craig Chambers, his wife Helen, and their daughters Parker, Lauren, and Isabel. The family expresses Jack’s and their deep gratitude and affection for Jack’s long-time employees and caretakers Teresa Medrano, Maria and Rogelio Campos, Janice Burg, and Joan Jett.
Kahn, Frederick S. 1948 HS ~ 09-Apr-2006 of Boulder died of cancer Sunday April 9 2006 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties in Louisville. He was 75. The son of Albert Kahn and Marcella Ehrlich Kahn, he was born Nov. 16 1930 in Albuquerque NM. He married Ruth C. Carmel on June 10 1962, in Albuquerque. Mr. Kahn moved to Boulder in 1931. A graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell he attended the University of Colorado and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He owned Kahn’s Inc. Ladies Wear in Boulder which he ran until it closed in 1984. He served on the Boulder High School reunion committee and was presented with an honorary Boulder High diploma. He supported athletic programs at CU and was the recipient of the Alumni C Club Award for his contributions to the athletic department. He was a member of Congregation Emanuel in Denver; Columbia Masonic Lodge No. 14 in Boulder; El Jebel Shrine Club in Boulder; Boulder Jaycees; and the Elks Club. He also was a member of Boulder Rotary Club for 32 years and a Paul Harris Fellow. “Fred was the unofficial mayor of downtown Boulder” his family said. Survivors include his wife of Boulder; two sons Raymond Kahn of West Harrison NY, and Richard Rosner of Los Angeles; a brother Kenneth Kahn, MD, of Boulder; and three grandchildren.
Kauffman, Jaime D. 1948 HS ~ 21-Dec-2000
Kelly, John H. 1948 JC ~ 29-Jan-2017 age 88, passed away Sunday January 29, 2017.Jack was born on September 3, 1928, in Roswell, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Elizabeth Kelly, his brother Ben Kelly, and his sister Adelle Truit.Jack is survived by his son John Patrick Kelly, several nieces and nephews, and his companion and best friend Sandie Mottola. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. Jack proudly defended our freedom in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Kerr, William M. 1948 JC ~ 17-Jan-2009 was born in Pecos, Texas on February 13, 1930, to Frances and William L. Kerr. He died in Midland on January 17, 2009. Bill grew up in Pecos, where he first met his future wife, Elle. He attended public schools in Pecos until he transferred to the New Mexico Military Institute in 1944. He graduated from high school and junior college at New Mexico Military Institute, and then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950 and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1954. He married Ellana Eastham in 1956. Bill and Elle had five children, and as he always said, ‘Five will get you ten,’ which it did. Bill had a life of astonishing variety. He was a boy scout, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout; an acolyte for years at the Episcopal church in Pecos; and a ballet dancer, perhaps not by choice, in his mother’s ballet productions in Pecos. He built pipelines through the Davis Mountains. He learned to play the cornet and trumpet by dint of long practice sessions in his back yard, and played in the band at Pecos High School. At NMMI, he was an outstanding cadet and ROTC student, earning his commission as a second lieutenant upon his college graduation. He was ‘Our Willy’ to his classmates, many of whom were his lifelong friends. The ROTC summer camp of 1947 at Fort Hood, Texas, attended by many of that group of friends from NMMI, was legendary and Bill had his camp photograph of that group with him to the end of his days. After graduating from NMMI, he spent the summer in Fairbanks, Alaska, working as a roofer by day, and with his friend Jack Warren on piano, played the drums in a local establishment on his off-time. His career as an entrepreneur started on the boat back home from Fairbanks to Seattle, with Jack and Bill setting up an impromptu bar serving the other passengers. While at the University of Texas, Bill pledged the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity (as a legacy from his father) and was an active member of the fraternity. He met and made many friends from those days. Bill’s years at the Law School were interrupted by active duty in the 57th Medium Tank Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, United States Army, serving in Europe with many of his friends and classmates from New Mexico Military Institute. His stories about his serving with a British Army detachment during his tour of duty were ones he loved to tell. After law school, Bill worked as an assistant United States Attorney in EI Paso, where he was involved in one of the major ‘Red Scare’ cases of the 1950s. He then returned to Midland, where his family had moved in 1944, and joined his father in the law firm Turpin, Kerr, Smith, & Dyer. He practiced with the Turpin firm until 1964, when he became one of the founding partners of Kerr, Fitz-Gerald & Kerr. Bill was one of the outstanding lawyers of Texas until Alzheimer’s disease put an early end to his career. Bill was a great lawyer, and with his father and brother Ted served as mentors to lawyers all over West Texas. Bill loved being a lawyer, and was a 50-plus year member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Texas Bar Foundation. He was always proud of the law, and in particular protecting and helping people in their times of dire need. Bill represented people from all walks of life and treated them all the same. He was a lawyer, advisor, and counselor to many. Bill always wanted his obituary to say ‘He was a good lawyer’, and so it does. In addition to work as a lawyer, Bill’s restless intellect led him to try his hand at other things. In the early 1960s he took a stab at redeveloping and reinventing downtown Midland with his Midland Marts development. He was a rancher and cowman, owning the Winecup Ranch in Nevada and a feedlot near Pecos. He farmed and had other business ventures in Mexico. But his law practice was central to his life, and he was to himself always first and foremost a lawyer. Bill survived his parents, Frances and William L. Kerr; his wife, Elle Kerr, who died not long after their 50th anniversary; and his youngest son, Robert Francis Kerr. He is survived by his brother, Ted Kerr, and his wife Sue, and their sons Ted Kerr, Jr. And Charles Kerr, and their families; his first cousin and lifelong friend, Jane Kuykendall of Lubbock; another cousin, Jim Ed Miller of Pecos; and his distant kinswoman, Mrs. Wm. Mark Johnson, Ill, last of the sidesaddle bronc riders, who played an important role in his life. He is also survived by his four children, six grandchildren and one great -grandchild: his son, Harris E. Kerr, and his wife Vicki Kerr, and their children, Rachel L. Kerr and Ruthanne E. Kerr, of Midland; his daughter, Claire K. Flynn and her husband, Charles C. Flynn, and their children, Charles Flynn, Jr. And his wife Marcelle Abusalbi, and their daughter Maia; and Jennifer Flynn Buckley and her husband Christopher Buckley, all of Austin; his son, William M. Kerr, Jr., and his child, Isabelle Kerr, of Austin; and his son, Moshe Kerr, and his wife Karen Kerr, and their child Hadassah Kerr, of lsrael. Bill’s family owes special thanks to his caregivers, Shirley Barnes and Cedric Toppins, who made the years after Elle Kerr’s death cheerful and pleasant for Bill; Vicki Kerr, who spent countless hours with Bill at Manor Park; Tulsi Singh, M.D., who took wonderful care of Bill during his last years; and the many caregivers at The Vogel Center and The Younger Center, at Manor Park. Bill enjoyed the people he met at Manor Park, many of whom he knew well if only they could have remembered it.
King, 1LT A. David, USA 1948 JC – Korea-Killed in action on 6 August 1952.
King, Donald K. 1948 HS ~ 31-Oct-2013 83, of Causey, was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Alamosa, CO, to the home of Hazel Marie and Delbert Quincy King and left this life on Thurs., Oct. 31, 2103 in Lubbock, TX. Don was the oldest of nine boys. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1939, and he and his future wife, Clydean Williams met about that same time. They were married in Albuquerque on June 9, 1951. To their home were born three sons and a daughter. Mr. King worked in dry wall construction in Albuquerque and later in Belen, where they moved in 1960. In 1995, he and his wife moved to Mexico and made their home near Puerta Vallarta, where he had a jewelry business. In addition to his work, he and his wife enjoyed fishing and taking advantage of the pleasant surroundings. Mr. King had been cutting turquoise and making jewelry with his family for many years. He continued working with stones until just before becoming ill. He had been a resident of the Causey community since 2004. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Don touched the lives of those who knew him. He supported his kids and grandchildren in whatever activities they participated in up until the very end of his life. He is survived by Clydean, his wife of more than 62 years of their home his daughter and son-in-law, Donene Marie and Lawrence Skelley of Causey three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis Keith and Diane King of Belen, Kenneth Leslie and Jessica King of Alamosa, CO and Kris Kerry and Andrea King of Causey 22 treasured grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and will forever be remembered by his loving brothers, Delbert Charles of Hialeah, FL, Richard Lee, Edward Eugene and Tim Kay King all of Albuquerque as well as countless other family members and friends who were blessed to know him. Don was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 brothers, Robin Dene, Kim Ray, Brad Henry and Todd Quinn King.
King, Frederick H. 1948 HS ~ 19-Apr-2008 born December 11, 1930 and passed from this life April 19, 2008. He was born in Oklahoma City to Earl King and Alma Hall. Ted was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and loved Sooner football. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. Ted married the love of his life, Margaret Ann Hill on January 24, 1955. Ted’s career was primarily in sales, although he dabbled in several occupations. He and his wife moved from Oklahoma to Arizona in 1972. Ted was an avid golfer and fly fisherman. He was an expert in tying flies and taught his grandchildren how to fly fish. He was actively involved with the Southwest Seniors Golf Association and organized their golf tournaments. Ted is survived by his sweet wife, Margaret two sons, Fred and Ross daughter-in-law, Kelly grandchildren, Corbin (wife Kyle), Hollie, Dustin, Meghan and Ashley and great-grandson, Brayden.
Koslowsky, Charles H., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 09-Aug-2007 died on August 9, 2007, at Saint Luke’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 78 years old. He leaves his beloved wife, Kathryn, of their home. He is survived by his children, Charles H. Koslowsky, III 1973 HS-1975 JC and his wife Martha of Smithville, MO; Alison Pugh and her husband Mike of Purcellville, Va.; and Stanton W. Koslowsky 1978 HS of Stilwell, Kan., as well as his grandchildren Chad and Laura Koslowsky, Abbie, Caroline, and Jack Pugh, and Chase Koslowsky. His nephews Barry and Peter Holt also survive him. His sister, Jane Holt Wythe, predeceased him. He was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. He was an Eagle Scout in Troop 84 and a member of the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute, where he graduated from High School in 1946 and Junior College in 1948. In 1950 he graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Business Administration. An Army reserve officer, he was called to active duty during the Korean War. He fought in Korea as a platoon leader in the reconnaissance company of the 3rd Infantry Division, which was deployed above the 38th parallel along the Imjin River and later in the Chorwon Valley. Following his return from Korea, he worked as a salesman for the Chas. H. Koslowsky Co., a manufacturer’s representative firm founded by his father in 1924. He became owner of the company in 1968 and remained there until retiring in 1989. During his retirement, he enjoyed volunteering in many areas of personal interest. He especially enjoyed his work as a mentor to young people through the Youth Friends program at Bryant Elementary. His retirement years were happy ones spent with friends and family, most especially with Kathy, whom he adored.
Lack, Sanford I. 1948 HS
Lawless, REV James W., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 13-May-2003 , 74, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 in his home. Reverend Lawless was born on November 13, 1928 in Edinburg, Texas. He graduated from Longview High school and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, University of Texas in Austin and University of Corpus Christi, Texas with a BS. He also attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas graduating with a Masters of Divinity. James married Joan Jones on August 10, 1952 in Corpus Christi. He was a minister of the Gospel in the Southwestern Baptist Convention. His home missionary was under Congress Avenue Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. James also pastored churches in Texas and New Mexico. At the time of his death he was the pastor of Roby Mission Bautista. Survivors include his wife, Joan J. Lawless of Clyde; his son, William Robert Lawless and wife, Rita of Midland, Texas; two daughters, Lydia Gayle Lang and husband, Greg of Tulsa, OK and Debra Ann Long and husband, Jerry of Clyde, Texas; and five grandchildren. Reverend Lawless was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and son, Larry Dan Lawless and also his baby son Lawless.
Longstreth, Harrison F. 1948 JC ~ 26-Jun-2008
Maddox, Cantwell O., Jr. 1948 JC
Maree, Andrew M., III 1948 JC ~ 21-Mar-2010 of Fallbrook, Calif. Passed away March 21, 2010. He was born March 9, 1927 to Andrew Morgan Maree, Jr. And Elizabeth Cady Maree in Detroit, Mich. He married Mary Harvest on June 29, 2002 in Laughlin, Nev. He was a business manager for the Entertainment Industry with A Morgan Maree, Jr. And Associates, Inc. Of Los Angeles, Calif. From 1953 to 1987. He was also a financial counselor to most major Hollywood stars during that period. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Andrew served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46 as a Hospital Corpsman. Andrew is survived by his wife, Mary Harvest Maree; daughter, Samantha Haymes Maree; sons, Sean Patrick Haymes Maree and Andrew Morgan Maree, IV; and sister, Marianne Maree Cooper. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Alisa Cady Maree in 1967; and spouses, Prudence Ann Maree in 2006 and Wendy Patricia Smith Haymes Maree in 2000.
Marr, COL William K., USA (Ret) 1948 JC ~ 04-Apr-1999
Marra, Arthur M. 1948 JC ~ 28-Jun-2015 died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Gallup. He was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Gallup. Marra attended Gallup High School, New Mexico Military Institute and Dealer’s Sons Program at General Motors Institute. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Baumholer, Germany. Marra enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Davis Marra; sons Vincent and Marc; daughters Dena and Marina; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Mario and Mary Marra; infant son Anthony Joseph; and brothers Richard, “Leo” and Dominic.
Mayer, Leonard A. 1948 HS
McBee, William D., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 15-Dec-1998
McClaren, Robert S. 1948 JC
McFarland, John M. 1948 JC
McGrath, Michael R. 1948 HS
McKellar, Richard G. 1948 JC
McMakin, Col Grover S., USAF (Ret) 1948 HS ~ 02-Sep-2011 age 81 died Friday, September 2, 2011. “Mac” was born July 1, 1930 in Roswell, New Mexico and graduate High School at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1948. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University in 1952. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Aviation Cadet. He received his Navigator/Bombardier wings and 2nd Lieutenant in 1953 and his Pilot wings in 1957. He served our county in many capacities throughout his career; Pilot in the Security Service, Chief of the Pacific Security Region Flight Section, Chief of the USAFSS Flight Diversion, Squadron Commander of the 6994th Security Squadron (1971-1974), Squadron Commander for the 6916th Security Squadron, the first permanent Commander of the 6994th Security Wing, Director of Training HQ USAFSS, and Commander of the 6960th Support Group. Upon retirement in 1980, he returned to San Antonio, Texas where he received his Bachelors in Business Accounting in 1984. He worked at USAA as a Certified Public Accountant, retiring in 1992. While in the military, he received the Legion of Merit with One Oak Leaf, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with Two Oak Clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, the Army of Occupation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Five Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He enjoyed volunteering his accounting skills with the Wilford Hall Volunteer Association and served as the treasurer of the Freedom through Vigilance Association, as well as the USAA Golden Eagle Club. Mac’s greatest achievement was his family. He was a devoted Husband and Father and an outstanding Grandfather. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Jean McMakin. He installed a strong sense of God, country and family to his surviving Son, Kelly McMakin, Daughter-in-law Melissa McMakin, Granddaughter Skyler McMakin and Grandson, Nick Patrizio.
McNamara, Donald J. 1948 HS ~ 01-Jan-1986
McNary, Graham R. 1948 HS
Merklein, Ernest A., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 16-Sep-2010 81, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, September 16, at the dubose Health Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on December 17, 1928, to Ernest Anthony Merklein, Sr., and Josephine Dale Merklein. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and Louisiana State University. After serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, he returned home to Shreveport to help his father run the family-owned insurance brokerage business (started originally in New York City by his grandfather Ludwig, of Nuremburg, Germany). On August 4, 1956 he and Ann Louise Hanson married at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Houston, Texas. They made their home and raised their five children in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1968 he was elected to the Caddo Parish School Board and helped lead the school district through integration. Ernest was an active Catholic lay person, and in 1980 he received the Brotherhood Citation as Outstanding Catholic awarded by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. After selling his company to Alexander & Alexander (now Aon), he built a national reputation as an expert in environmental insurance. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club in Shreveport and Black Mountain. Surviving are his wife, Ann Merklein; his daughter, Elizabeth Johnson (Mike) of Tigard, Oregon; his daughter, Patricia Jackson (David) of Towson, Maryland; his son, Ernest “Trip” Merklein III 1979 HS (Anne) of Longmont, Colorado; his son, Gordon Merklein (Catherine) of Chapel Hill; his daughter, Lessley Harwell (Rob) of Chapel Hill; his sister, Mary Sue Hughes of Austin, Texas; and 14 grandchildren (Zachary, Kate, and Camille Johnson; Robert, Harris, and Turner Jackson; Josie, Adrien, and Alex Merklein; Sam and Ethan Merklein; and Emery, Dale, and Gordon Harwell). He is also survived by his sister-in-law Elizabeth Duerr of Houston, Texas and loving nieces and nephews. Ernest and Ann retired to Black Mountain, North Carolina in 1994, and moved to Chapel Hill in 2006. Ernest will be remembered by his family and all who knew him as a kind, loving, and faithful husband, father, and friend.
Moore, Thomas O. 1948 JC ~ 08-Jan-2001
Mora, Gerald W. 1948 JC
Mumey, Jackson Hanrahan 1948 HS ~ 05-Feb-2013 passed away February 5, 2013 at Rose Hospital in Denver following a brief illness with flu. Jack, as his friends called him, was born October 14, 1930 in Denver, Colorado, to Earl and Ruth Hanrahan. His stepfather was Dr. Nolie Mumey. Jack attended New Mexico Military Institute and Colorado College, and served with the 120th Utility Flight, 120th Fighter Squadron of the Colorado Air National Guard. He received both his BA and MA from the University of Denver. During Jack’s professional life he served as a news anchor for KMYR in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and then Senior Producer-Director at KOA-TV, Denver. A change in career direction found him serving as Special Assistant to the Honorable Richard Y. Batterton, Mayor of Denver. Following that position, he was Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, University of Denver, and then Director, Alumni Relations, also with the University of Denver. He spent time as Executive Vice President of Robert McCollom Associates, joint owner of Grampy’s Pancake House in Denver, and as Director of Research and Development for Elba Systems, Inc. Jack also was an independent film producer and owner of Denver-based Queen City Productions, and then Tracey-Jackson Films. The last 28 years of his professional life Jack spent as owner of Gateway Treatment Center, a renowned therapeutic center providing treatment for families, couples and individuals in need of counseling for substance abuse, relationship issues, personal growth, issues around recognized abuse, and hypnotherapy (self-esteem, smoking cessation, behavioral changes, well-being, and other areas). Jack was a Master Addiction Counselor certified by NAADAC, a Colorado Certified Alcohol Counselor Level III, and a Certified Diplomat and Fellow in Psychotherapy. He was a member of several professional organizations including the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the American Psychotherapy Association, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Jack also maintained a membership and participation in the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado organization. Jack served the family law court system in Colorado with his extensive work as a court-appointed Child and Family Investigator. This was work that he loved and of which he was very proud. During his years as a psychotherapist, Jack wrote a number of books, including: “Loving an Alcoholic” (Contemporary Books, Inc.(hardcover); Bantam Books(softcover) Secrets in the Family” (Contemporary Books, Inc.) “The Joy of Being Sober” (Contemporary Books, Inc.) “The New Joy of Being Sober” (revised and updated, Deaconess Press) “Sitting in the Bay Window” (Contemporary Books, Inc.(hardcover) “Young Alcoholics” (Contemporary Books, Inc.-softcover; re-release of Sitting in the Bay Window) “Good Food for a Sober Life” with Anne Hatcher, Ed.D., R.D. (Contemporary Books, Inc.) “Sex and Sobriety” (Simon & Schuster) “Age-Different Relationships” with Cynthia Tinsley (Deaconess Press) “Recharging Your Relationship” with Cynthia Tinsley (Fairview Press) Following the release of Young Alcoholics, Jack appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as the guest expert on the title topic. Jack is survived by his wife of 24 years, Cynthia Tinsley; and his children from his first marriage-daughter Tracey Dawson and her husband Chris, daughter Dana Mumey and her husband Spencer Crona, and daughter Dawn Mumey; a son, Jackson, and his wife Sara, grandchildren Megan and Mackenzie, Megan’s husband, Jon Saia, and great-grandson Adam. Jack loved furniture-crafting, drawing and painting, reading American History, movies, the theatre, classical music, travel, and the Denver Broncos. He was a friend and a family man, and he loved all the animals that came to share his life. He had a refreshing zeal for life and for laughter. His footprint upon the earth was large and he is greatly missed.
Myers, W. Frank 1948 JC ~ 12-Apr-2014 of Allison Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Survived by his wife, Karen (Sweeny); sister, Caroline Tesarek; children, Storm Walton, Russell (Paula Schmeck), Mark (Joyce Ledgerwood), Troy (Christina Perry), and Meagan Gannon (Miles Loewy); and beloved grandchildren, Joanie, David, Amanda, Lauren (Eric Stumpf), Brendan, Adam, Perry, Luke, Corbin, Eli, Sydney, and Jack. Born in Birmingham, Alabama and moved to West Texas. Frank was a cowboy and rodeo rider, and a race car driver in the Mexican Road Race. He served as a tank commander in Alaska during the Korean War. Always energetic and respected by colleagues and customers, Frank was a salesman and entrepreneur who ran his own business well into his 80s.
O’Brien, David S. 1948 HS ~ 14-Feb-1992
Orndorff, Will 1948 JC ~ 18-Aug-2017 Age 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017. He was born in El Paso, TX on March 20, 1929, to Lee and Alice (Davis) Orndorff. He graduated High School from New Mexico Military Institute in 1948. Will remained at NMMI for their college program and received an Associate of Arts Degree. He then went on to attend NMSU and the University of Texas where he received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Ranching throughout his life and a love for the land, Will began ranching on the Cox Ranch near Las Cruces, NM. In 1949 Will acquired a ranch of his own in Bingham, NM where he resided ever since. Will was a kind, generous and loving husband, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife of 65 years, Flo Jean Orndorff and his brother Orndorff, Will Age 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017. He was born in El Paso, TX on March 20, 1929, to Lee and Alice (Davis) Orndorff. He graduated High School from New Mexico Military Institute in 1948. Will remained at NMMI for their college program and received an Associate of Arts Degree. He then went on to attend NMSU and the University of Texas where he received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Ranching throughout his life and a love for the land, Will began ranching on the Cox Ranch near Las Cruces, NM. In 1949 Will acquired a ranch of his own in Bingham, NM where he resided ever since. Will was a kind, generous and loving husband, brother .
Parkinson, Gene E. 1948 HS
Pearson, MAJ John C. 1948 HS
Pond, Ralph K., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 19-May-2013
Ports, W. Wilson, Jr. 1948 HS ~ 12-Nov-1996
Price, David D., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 20-Apr-2009 died peacefully in Denver on April 20, 2009, after a determined, two and a half year battle with cancer. Deak Price, son of Bernice Ford and Dave D. Price was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a BA in Business and Statistics. Deak served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was honorably discharged. He married Mary Lynde of Muskogee, OK and they raised four children in Oklahoma City where they lived for 24 years. Upon retiring, they moved to Aspen, Colorado where they lived for 26 years after which they moved to Denver to be close to two of their children. Deak Price had a passion for education as is evident by his lifelong pursuit in aiding others with his educational books and software. Deak held numerous patents in computer engineering and processing. He was President and CEO of The Economy Company, an educational book publishing company. Later he founded Triple i, a successful early pioneer in computer storage devices. In 1982 Deak established the Roaring Fork Publishing Company a software company dedicated to assisting children and adults to read. Deak was very active in his community wherever he lived. He was a longtime member of Rotary in Oklahoma City, Aspen and Denver, where his creative programs for fundraising are still used. Deak was a Fellow of the Aspen Institute for many years and an active member in his church community. Deak was an avid fly-fisherman, hiker, reader and a life-long learner, traits that he instilled by example in his family and friends. Deak is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary and by his four children, Nina, David, Lucas and Adams, as well as four grandchildren, Noah, Elan, Corinne and Michael. He is also survived by his sister, Lavona Rushton of Birmingham, Alabama.
Prina, Frederick S. 1948 JC
Rabb, Ellis W. 1948 HS ~ 11-Jan-1998
Reynolds, LT John M., Jr., USN 1948 JC ~ 16-Nov-1997
Rice, John C. 1946 HS-1948 JC ~ 30-Sep-2018, 89, passed away September 30, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. He was born March 11, 1929 in Dallas, Texas, to John Percival Rice and Eudora Alice Signiago Rice. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Harriett Wight Rice; son, Paul Rice and many other family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Richards, Dan A. 1948 HS
Roberts, Mark F. 1948 HS
Robinson, Lew Sidney 1948 JC ~ 03-May-2016
Robinson, Lt Col Wallace N., III, USAF (Ret) 1948 JC ~ 14-Mar-2002
Rogers, Richard S. 1948 JC
Romero, Herman J. 1948 JC ~ 16-Mar-2011 Herman Romero of Williamstown and Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his wife on March 16, 2011, following a heroic battle with prostate cancer. Herman was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Magdalena, NM, son of Adolph and Ella Mae Sullivan Romero. He grew up in Reserve, NM, attended the New Mexico Military Institute, then attended and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1951. After college, he began his working years as a physical education teacher and concurrently served in the New Mexico National Guard. A born salesman, Herman entered the insurance industry, making a career in sales and management for New York Life Insurance Company, where he worked for 22 years. Deciding he could be of more service to his clients as an independent agent, he started his own insurance firm. He enjoyed an entrepreneurial spirit throughout his life, pursuing business opportunities including real estate development and financial services, and never considered himself “retired.” Herman had many passions and especially enjoyed family gatherings where he presided over the making of New Mexico chile rellenos, enchiladas or green chile stew. He loved his family, was an avid reader and a college sports enthusiast. Herman was active in civic organizations for many years, including the Elks Club and Rotary International, serving as president of the Panorama City (Calif.) Rotary chapter. Herman leaves his wife of 57 years, Naomi Ovington Romero; their three children and in-laws: Suzanne and David Dewey of Williamstown, David Herman Romero 1975 JC and Sherri Romero of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Timothy and Lorene Romero of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sisters, Rosemary and Roland Montoya of Las Vegas Nev., and Patricia and Arthur Ahr of Albuquerque NM; and his brother Jon and joann Romero of Las Vegas. He was predeceased by a brother and a grandchild.
Rominger, Robert Craig 1948 HS ~ 01-Feb-1973
Rosen, Sigurd 1948 JC ~ 01-Nov-2012 passed away November 1, 2012; he was born on December 12, 1927 in Fnrstenwalde, Germany and immigrated to El Paso, Texas at the age of six. Sig attended El Paso High, was a proud graduate of Dudley Elementary, New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, and Texas Western (UTEP). He is survived by his loving wife Olga, married for 52 years. Sig is also survived by his daughter Julie Kallman (husband-Jerry); parents of his grandchildren Joshua and Rachel, and his son Dr. Andrew Rosen (wife-Teri); parents of his grandchildren Brenden, Alek, Joel and Lauryn. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Lupe Chaparro. He was preceded in death by his birth mother Betty Rosen and his parents Leo and Tina Rosen. Sig retired as a Captain in the US Army, served in the Korean War and was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He served as tank unit commander. Sig later ran two very successful downtown El Paso businesses, Rosen’s Store for Men and The Broadway Store. During these years Sig was quite active in the community. He served both as Downtown Development Association President and Downtown Kiwanis President as well as serving on both boards. Sig also was a proud past board member of the Jewish Federation. We would like to acknowledge special recognition to his outstanding caregivers, Blanca Sapien and Dania Sapien as well as Envision Hospice. Mrs. Rosen would also like to thank Dr. Muneer Assi for his special care. Active Pallbearers include: Ray Salazar, Julian Horwitz, Jerry Kallman, Joshua Kallman, Brenden Rosen, Alek Rosen, and Mark Salazar. Honorary Pallbearers include: Jack Schlusselberg, Mike Dipp Jr., Ruben Schaeffer, Guillermo Avila, Jimmy Rogers Jr., Jimmy Rogers III, Edward Kallman, Paul Lazovick, Dr. Solomon Heller, Irving Heller, Dr. William Berry, Jay Gladstein, Clarence G. Sperbeck and Arnold Peinado, and Leo Garcia.
Rushmore, Jerry 1948 HS
Russell, Richard A. 1948 JC ~ 10-Mar-2010 80, of Holiday Shores, formerly of Staunton, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Schneider, Lt Col Joe D., USAF (Ret) 1948 JC
Schwartz, R. Clifford 1948 HS
Scurry, Thomas “Tucker 1948 HS ~ 05-Apr-2009 79, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at his residence in Boulder. Tom was born December 5, 1929 to Thomas & Sally (Chambers) Scurry in Dallas, TX. He received his B.S. degree in EE from CU, Boulder and Rice University, Houston, TX. He was a Professional Bull rider before serving as a U.S. Naval EOD Officer from 1953-60, removing unexploded bombs from post war Korea and Japan. In 1960, Tom married Fumi Ogata in Sasebo, Japan. After he left the military, he installed microwave relays for the Apollo Space Program in Asia for Collins Radio Company and developed exploration equipment for Cryogenics Research. From 1975-95, Tom ran his own company and became a Consultant. He was the Chief for the Pine Brook Hills Volunteer Fire Department in the 70’s and enjoyed downhill skiing, mountain biking, camping, horseback riding and playing the guitar. Thomas was an eccentric, outspoken man of consummate integrity and character. Survivors include his wife, Fumi Scurry of Boulder, CO; son, Capt. Bryan (Kathryn & Blake) Scurry, USN of San Diego, CA; daughter, Dr. Melanie (Tom, Ben, and Natalie) Ryan, M.D. of Boulder, CO: brother Dr M. T. (Jo) Scurry, MD of Sante Fe, NM; and sister Nancy Minter of Bellingham, WA.
Silver, James M. 1948 HS ~ 01-Jul-1973
Skinner, Roger P. 1948 HS ~ 01-Dec-1976
Smith, Stanley C. 1948 JC ~ 26-Apr-1999
Sparkman, Ben H. 1948 HS ~ 12-Jan-2017 (as written by him) Trip Tik: Born 10/3/30 a sinner. Died 1/12/17 a saved believer. Church: Birth to 1939 East Dallas Christian. 1940-1958 HP Methodist 1958-2017 HPPC Graduated to the Church Triumphant 2017 Schools: Armstrong, UP Highland Park High,1946-48 New Mexico Military Institute 1948-52 Princeton University 1952-54 USAF 1954 Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science 1958 Yea! Married Sally Ann Edmondson-My True Love! 1960 Here comes J. Howard 1962 Hello Ben Jr. & later wife Linda Jointly giving us seven grandchildren Elisabeth, Daniel (Hilary), Catherine, Jonathan, Luci, Adele & BelleAn almost son, Ty Edmondson, wife, Dana, Sally and GigiI love them one and all the mostest…1970 AIMS Testing-Only to find I should have been a teacher. Oh! So that’s why I was so unfulfilled in my work which was in undertaking and followed with Insurance Implementation (pre-need), a concept never previously used in Texas.Retiring at 62, Cissie & I invested in our sons’ friends that were doing start-ups;Some of which broke the bank. God is Good!Lastly, in truth, I really did meet & chat with Albert Einstein. God Bless Everyone. Have a great life. I surely did!
Spence, J. Stanford 1948 HS ~ 26-Sep-2014 passed away on September 26, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Stan was born in Nogales, Arizona on March 23, 1930. He attended schools in Arizona, the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona. After he married and left college in 1950 he became the father of two daughters, Terry and Katherine. Stan entered into the business world and subsequently established companies in the cattle feeding, real estate, mortgage banking and insurance industries. In 1958, while on vacation in Acapulco, he met his forever partner, Diane and shortly thereafter they were married and began a loving partnership that lasted over half a century. Diane was always an important partner in all of Stan’s business pursuits throughout the years. Diane passed away on April 12, 2011, in Austin, Texas. In 1973, he founded his last business venture and became the Chairman & CEO of Checkmate Electronics, Inc., after he conceived the technology and directed the development of the patented Point of Sale check readers and analyzers that dominated the POS, banking and check printing industries. After a 1998 merger with a Canadian company, the combined companies became the largest supplier of Point of Sale payment terminals to large retail stores in North America. He remained as Chairman of the combined companies, IVI Checkmate, until his retirement in 2005. After his retirement, he and Diane continued extensive traveling to Europe, Asia and South America, but his primary pursuit was to engage in, as he said, “a good game of bad golf” at the Austin Country Club. His deceased parents were A.T. and Marcella Spence. His father and now deceased brother, Terrell, were prominent cattle ranchers in the Southwest. Stan is survived by his daughters, Terry Phelps of Cave Creek, Arizona and Katherine Lindsey of Burke, Virginia; grandson, Garrett Phelps of Annapolis, Maryland; sister-in- law, Ophelia Spence of Tucson, Arizona; niece, Valerie Dixon and her husband, Dan of Austin, Texas; nephew, John D. Spence and his wife, Amy of Tillamook, Oregon.
Spencer, Robert Daniel 1948 HS
Stahmann, William J. 1948 HS ~ 13-Feb-2006
Standish, Virgil O., Jr. 1948 JC
Stennis, Dr. William, Jr. 1948 JC ~ 11-Dec-2000
Stevens, William O., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 24-Apr-2010 Formerly of Dallas, passed away April 24th 2010 at age 80 due to cancer. Survived by wife, Sarah Stevens, Portsmouth, NH, daughters, Elizabeth Fokides, New Canaan, CT, Kelley Stevens, Huntington Beach, CA, sons, Will Stevens, Portland, OR, Mark Stevens, Weare, NH, and 5 grandchildren.
Stites, Casey III 1948 JC ~ 26-Aug-1986
Sturman, Jackson H. 1948 HS ~ 07-Dec-1987
Sullivan, Edward 1948 JC ~ 15-Mar-2006
Taylor, Everett E. 1948 HS ~ 17-Jan-2003
Templeton, Harry E., Jr. 1948 HS ~ 05-Feb-2014
Terrell, Allen Price, Jr. 1948 JC ~ 15-Jul-1998
Thomas, John R. 1948 HS ~ 19-Mar-1994
Thurmond, William A. 1948 JC ~ 11-Oct-2011 82, passed away on October 11, 2011. Born March 14, 1929 at the El Paso Masonic Hospital to Loucile and Benton Thurmond, he was raised in Hatch, NM on the family farm. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico A&M, he was commissioned into the Army in 1950. A Lieutenant of the Second Armored Division, he was stationed most of his military service in Germany. Upon his return, he married Betty Neathery and attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. In 1956, he joined Burges, Scott, Raspberry, and Hulse Law Firm, later becoming a partner of Scott, Hulse, Marshall, Feuille, Finger, and Thurmond. He was very proud at the end of his life to have had one job and one wife. He was married almost 59 years, had three children: W. Stafford Thurmond, Elizabeth Thurmond Bengtson, and Loucile Thurmond Kappas, and many loving grandchildren.
Tomlinson, Louis Shannon 1948 JC ~ 27-Jan-2009
Townshend, Alan H. 1948 HS ~ 18-Sep-2014 age 84, of Petersburg, WV, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg. Born February 18, 1930 to the late Captain Charles S. Townshend and Margaret (Renison) Townshend, at the Samaritan (American) Hospital located in Colon, Republic of Panama. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia J. (Secrist) Townshend and two older brothers, Don and Stuart Townshend. Alan is survived by his only son, Scott E. Townshend of Ridgeley, WV, and two grandchildren, Lilly Elizabeth and Brennen Maxwell Townshend. He is also survived by two brothers, Bill Townshend of Stone Mountain, GA and John Townshend of Houston, Texas.
Alan was a graduate of Cristobal High School, Canal Zone, class of 1948. He attended Canal Zone Junior College class of 1950. In November 1951 he entered the United States Air Force which he served in the U. S. Intelligence Department during the Korean War until August 1955 when he was honorably discharged at Mobile, Alabama. He then attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on the G.I. bill. He met Patricia Jean Secrist and was married at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on June 29, 1957 in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. in Foreign Affairs in 1957 and later received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in 1961. He did his student teaching at Jeb Stuart High School in 1961, then taught at Flint Hill Private in Oakton, VA until 1962. He then taught in Fauguier County, VA for 4 more years, then Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, MD. These teaching experiences and life events then led Alan to teach at Franklin High School in Franklin, WV for a year; but upon gaining his special education Certification, he obtained the position as special education teacher in Grant County, West Virginia where he taught for 25 years and retired in June 1994. Alan was a member of numerous organizations including 50 year (+) member of the Petersburg Masonic Lodge No. 145 A.F. & A.M. and Scottish Rites 32nd degree Wheeling, WV, Petersburg Lions Club, Petersburg American Legion Post 78 and most proudly, he was an elder of the Petersburg Presbyterian Church. He also was an active member of the Grant County Association of Retired School Employees and was currently vice-president.
VanPetten, David E. 1948 HS
VanZandt, Howard L. “Hobby” 1948 HS ~ 22-Dec-2011 died Thursday, December 22, 2011. He was born in Waco , Texas on December 10, 1930 to Marylu Crosthwait and Howard Lee Van Zandt, Sr. After attending New Mexico Military Institute, he graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1948. Hobby attended Baylor University and the University of Texas where he majored in geology and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Hobby married beloved Susanna (Susie) Burke in 1964 in Houston, Texas where they raised their three daughters. Hobby had a long and successful career as an officer and owner of oilfield service firms. Hobby had a deep devotion to the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He was a founder of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association. He had a great sense of humor and was famous for “”Hobby’s one-liners.”” He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Susie, his daughter Kristin Van Zandt Rehel and husband Russell, his daughter Susanna Van Zandt Schulz, his daughter Catherine Van Zandt Lovoi and husband Michael, M.D., his 10 grandchildren Mary Stewart, Hobby, Elizabeth, Catherine, John, Anna LeJeune and Shannon, Stephen, Mia, Mary Margaret and his two sisters, Roberta Williamson and husband Jack, and Frances Cox. He also leaves behind numerous adoring nieces and nephews, godchildren, wonderful friends and his beloved dog, “Toe.”
Virden, Matthew L., III 1948 HS
Wainwright, William D., III 1948 JC ~ 09-May-2014 oracle, philosopher, father of many, local tennis legend, political commentator and Jeopardy Aficionado, passed gently into his good night early Friday, May 9th, after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Bill was born in Marshall Texas to Agnes O’Brien Wainwright and William D. Wainwright Jr. on October 14, 1929, the oldest of three. Bill married Mary Joyce Verhalen on September 27, 1953. She was certainly the most beautiful and virtuous woman that had ever agreed to date Bill. They have both been active members of the St Paul’s Catholic Church Family since moving to FL more than 20 years ago. Bill is survived by Joyce and his eight children: Mark William Wainwright and Laura, of Bossier City LA, Kim Wainwright Cobb and Lewis, of West Monroe LA, William D. Wainwright IV and Renee, Douglasville GA, Patrick D. Wainwright and Karen, of Memphis TN, Karen Wainwright Moore and Clif, Cedar Park TX, Holly Wainwright, of Bossier City LA, Christy Wainwright Rekward and Paul, Coralville IA and Casey Wainwright, Pensacola FL., Grandchildren: Michael Wainwright, Chris Wainwright, Brian Cobb, Ashley Cobb Caserotti, Jeremy Cobb, Johnathon Wainwright, Robert Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Hunter Moore, Beau Moore, Anna Rekward, Susana Rekward, Samuel Rekward, Cassielynne Wainwright and Cloie Ann Wainwright and Great Grandchildren: Cason Caserotti, Natalie Cobb and Trenton Anderson. Bill, who is surely smiling down on us in Heaven as you read this, was something special, different and unique to almost everyone he met. As our Dad, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, he has touched our lives so deeply that we must all admit we carry a little of Bill within us wherever we go. Our lives were better for having known him.
Walker, C. Daniel 1948 JC ~ 08-Feb-2005
Walker, Douglas McFarland 1948 HS
Wallace, William T. D. 1948 JC
Warren, John F. 1948 JC ~ 15-Sep-2002
Watkins, Leigh M. 1948 HS
Watson, Buron Keith 1948 HS ~ 01-May-2012
Welden, Austin C. 1948 HS ~ 14-Jun-2013
Whitney, Gerald Gregg 1948 JC ~ 15-Sep-2000 died September 15, 2000 in Orangevale, CA. Born in Stamford, Texas, on July 28, 1929, to Gregg E. and Margaret Symons Whitney. Gregg is survived by his wife Betty, daughters Sheila Whitney and Robin Cooley (Matt), son Bob (Mindy), grandsons Patrick, Kevin and John Cooley, brother Chris Sarns and sister Sue Fisher. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Gregg attended the University of Texas until enlisting in the Air Force in January, 1951. He completed pilot training with Class 52-G and flew the F-86 Saber Jet while attached to the 36th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Korea. His career spanned 24 years until his retirement as a Lt. Col. at Beale AFB, CA. In 1973, he and his family settled in Orangevale where he raised quarter horses and restored classic automobiles.
Wilder, Charles V., Jr. 1948 JC ~ 01-Apr-2013 On April 2, 2013, Chuck Wilder passed away at his ranch home in New River, Arizona. Chuck was born on March 21, 1929 to C.V. and Ella (McFarland) Wilder in Bellingham, WA. In 1943 Chuck enrolled at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, NM. He attended through two years of college and maintained a relationship with the school throughout his life. After graduation from NMMI, he continued his education at the University of Washington, earning his Civil Engineering degree in 1951. Following graduation, he reported for duty in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Engineer Aviation Brigade Headquarters. He left the service in 1953 as a first lieutenant and returned to Bellingham to become a member of the Wilder Construction team. During the next ten years he worked in all aspects of the company, learning and advancing in responsibilities until he became president in 1963. Because of his vision and expertise, the company continued to grow and expand its operations to other states in the Northwest. In June of 1974, Wilder Construction opened its Alaskan Division in Anchorage, becoming a highly respected contractor throughout the state. Wilder’s name was synonymous with excellence in the asphalt pavement industry. Wilder Construction was awarded the largest single highway contract by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation in 1981. The project required excavating millions of cubic yards of solid rock. Wilder designed the project using highly innovative and efficient conceptual ideas that kept the traffic flowing while completing the complicated task ahead of schedule. Chuck believed that the Wilder employees were its most important asset. The firm enjoyed one of the best reputations in the Northwest and Alaska by maintaining the high standards set by his father, C.V. Wilder, Sr. The transition from a family-owned to an employee-owned company was accomplished in 1994. Granite Construction, Inc. of Watsonville, CA began its acquisition of the company in early 2000. Chuck achieved the ultimate respect from his peers by being elected president of the Asphalt Paving Association of Washington, the Mountain Pacific Chapter of Associated General Contractors, and the National Asphalt Pavement Association. He was also honored as Whatcom County Business Person of the Year. His leadership and caring for the many employees that worked for him were hallmarks of NMMI’s credo of Duty, Honor and Achievement. As an entrepreneur in the business world, Chuck generously supported various organizations including the Western Foundation at Western Washington University, the Arne Hanna Swimming Pool in Bellingham, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Hospice of the Valley in Arizona, New Mexico Military Institute as well as deeding his Arizona Ranch to the Boy Scouts of America. Chuck is survived by his daughter Judi (husband Paul) Ross of Gig Harbor, WA, granddaughter Jennifer (husband H) Hegberg of Seattle, WA sister Virginia Hayes of Carmel, CA, nephews Gordy and Craig Hayes of Bellingham WA, and niece Sally Kimberlin of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Carey who passed away one month earlier, brother L.K. “Bud” Wilder and sister Anita Sorrel.
Wilder, Raymond Kenneth 1948 JC ~ 06-Feb-2017 passed away at his home in Prescott, Arizona, on February 6, 2017, at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary (Taplin) Wilder. Ken leaves a sister, Mary Elaine (Wilder) Beeman; his adopted family–Mike and Mariela Hastings of Prescott, Arizona; Niccole (Bean) Hall of Edmond, OK; Billy Bean of Chicago IL; and Marianne (Bean) Sullins of Prescott, AZ; as well as many dear friends. Son of the late Raymond Eugene Wilder and Ethel Marie Stanton, “Ken” was born June 26, 1927, in Trinidad, Colorado. He spent his early youth in Deming, New Mexico, completing his high school and junior college studies at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Ken received an Associate degree from NMMI in 1948. Resettling in Deming, Ken displayed his faithful and loyal character by dedicating 39 years of service to the U.S. Postal Office. He and his wife enjoyed their retirement in Tucson, AZ, and in Las Cruces, NM. Ken loved sports. He played high school basketball and spent years refereeing high school basketball games. A Life Member of the Optimist International Club, he served as Lt. Governor of Zone “D,” District #19, 1962-64. Ken and Mary traveled extensively. When at home, Ken tended to his beautifully manicured yard. Ken’s fellow Club members honored him for his “devoted and unselfish service to the welfare of the Community, State, and Nation… and for the support so generously given to the cause of Optimism.” Ken’s work is now done; but he will be long missed for his gentle temperament and kindness.
Willard, Robert W. 1948 HS ~ 12-Jan-2001
Williams, Joseph Roger 1948 JC ~ 18-Mar-2017 Joe was born the first day of the year 1929 in DeLeon, Texas, the youngest of five, to Marguerite Jane Weaver and William Hudson Williams. He grew up in Abilene, graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in 1947. Plans changed and he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then became a cotton farmer for five years near Idalou, Texas. After meeting and marrying Martha Anne Enochs in Lubbock, Texas in 1958 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, they moved to Austin and he returned to studying architecture, earned his degree in 1963, and then started an architectural practice in Austin. He worked for five years (1967-1972) at the Office of Facilities, Planning & Construction of the UT system, becoming the Architect for Academic Institutions. He also worked for five years (1976-1981) as Director of the National Register for the Texas Historical Commission. After family and the birth of his children, Joe maintained that the most thrilling times of his life occurred sitting at the drafting board; and that designing houses and additions to houses, especially the ranch houses so loved by his clients, was his pleasure and a rewarding legacy. Joe is survived by his children: Margaret Catching Williams of Austin, TX, Crawford Marginot and husband Billy of Marfa, TX, Joseph Roger Williams, Jr and wife Norma of Austin, TX, and Philip Enochs Williams and wife Bett of Columbia, SC. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Joseph Williams, Rachel Anne Williams, Martha Williams, Charles Marginot, Catching Marginot, Brooks Marginot, and Stowe Williams. Joe joined some special social and professional groups along the way; enjoyed playing bridge; and designed for himself, after Martha died in 1991, a summer home atop a mountain at Fort Davis, TX, later an adobe hacienda in Marfa, and, last, a small town-house in Austin, the latter so well located he could walk to the Dart Bowl to enjoy their excellent enchiladas. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. In the event that someone feels the need to remember Joe, donate your spare parts to “Medicine” or give a nickel to some needy person…neither will hurt you. A private service is planned…..whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things…..
Wilson, Fred R. 1948 HS ~ 22-Jan-2011 Feb. 2, 1929 – Jan. 22, 2011 Fred R. Wilson, Jr., 81, of Haxtun, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Haxtun. He was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Globe, AZ, to Fred R., Sr. and Mable Lambert Wilson. He spent his early years growing up in the Salt River Canyon area of Arizona where his family owned a restaurant. Fred attended high school at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1948 before joining the Navy and serving honorably during the Korean War. Following the war, he owned an auto mechanic shop in Los Angeles, Calif., until he moved to Farmington. While he lived in Farmington, he worked for Utah International as a mechanic and maintenance supervisor, then supervised UT’s tire department until his retirement in 1996. After retiring, he spent a year in central Africa setting up a mining operation before moving to Colorado to be closer to his grandchildren. Fred was adventurous and enjoyed doing many things during his life which included boxing while in the Navy, riding broncos, prospecting, hunting, fishing, golfing and telling tall tales. He is survived by his mother; son, Paul (Renate) Wilson; daughter, Clarissa Nelson of Haxtun; brothers, Norman (Pat) Wilson and George (Kathy) Wilson; and five grandchildren.
Wilson, Dr. Gordon G. 1948 JC ~ 24-Aug-2001
Wilson, Raymond G. 1948 JC
Wingate, Charles R. 1948 HS ~ 13-Mar-2002
Withers, Robert S. “Bob” 1946 HS ~ 25-Nov-2018 passed away on November 28, 2018 after a lengthy illness.He is predeceased by his wife Marjorie M. Withers, his parents Glenn and Bessie Withers, and his brother John K. Withers.Born in Rochester Minnesota, Bob graduated High School from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1945, and the University of Minnesota in 1949.Bob spent his entire career at the Rochester Post-Bulletin. He joined the newspaper full time in 1949 after his college graduation. In 1960, he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager, and in 1962 was promoted to Publisher. Bob was well known by his weekly column “The Town Topper” which provided him ample opportunity to report on and support the city he loved.During his career he was actively involved in many civic affairs in Rochester. At the age of 27, he was the youngest person to ever serve on the board of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and in 1962 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Northwestern National Bank. He also served on many other civic boards in Rochester including: Industrial Opportunities Incorporated; the Art Center; the YMCA; the Downtown Retail Trade Association; and the Toastmasters.In 1964 he was named the “Outstanding Young Man Of The Year” in Rochester, and in 1965 he was chosen to be included in the book “Outstanding Young Men In America.”He was active in many national newspaper groups. He was a past President of the Northwest Daily Press Association. He was a senior member of the American Newspaper Publishers Association; the Institute of Newspaper Controller and Finance Officers, and the Inland Daily Press Association.In 1976, Bob became President of ETC Travel in Rochester, and traveled extensively in that capacity. He retired in Arizona. Bob was a significant supporter of the Mayo Clinic/Foundation throughout his career and professional life.Bob is survived by three children, daughters Sharri (Sharron) and Melissa of Scottsdale Arizona, a son Robert A. Withers (Nancy) of Minneapolis Minnesota, and two grand-daughters, Lauren of Minneapolis Minnesota, and Julia of Denver Colorado.
Woodard, George W. 1948 JC ~ 22-May-2007 died at his home on May 22, 2007. He was born in the Del Norte, Colo. Hospital on March 26, 1928 to Raymond George Woodard and Mary Garvin Woodard. He grew up in Saguache on the Woodard cattle and sheep ranch. George attended school in Saguache until his sophomore year and then entered New Mexico Military Institute. He graduated from the institute holding the rank of cadet colonel and was the regiment commander. After finishing his last two years of college at the University of Colorado he went directly into the army as a second lieutenant in the armored cavalry. He was sent to Korea in 1951 and served as a tank platoon leader in Company C. 64th Tank Battalion as a First Lieutenant for one year. He received an honorable discharge when he returned to the states. George received law degrees from the University of Colorado and Louisiana State University. He practiced law in Shreveport, LA, for two years before returning to Colorado in 1958 and entering the firm of Moses and Desouchet. He went into solo practice in 1962 and retired in 1985. He served on many boards in Alamosa and was elected a State Representative in 1968. George served on the Board of Trustees of the State Colleges in Colorado, Adams State Foundation board and was a Water Court referee. He taught water classes at Adams State. He is survived by his wife Ketha, two children Diane Elaine Woodard and George W. Woodard II, and two sisters Janet Bilderbeck and Marjorie Evans.
Adams, Dr. William E. 1947 HS ~ 22-May-2016 86, of Mineral Wells, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family on May 22, 2016. He is in a better place at home with his Heavenly Father. Bill, or “Doc,” as he was commonly called, was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Houston, and was raised in Galveston, Texas, where he found his love for the beach and water. He attended Kerwin High School, played quarterback on the football team and was on the gymnastics team. He finished up high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, as a member of the polo team. He graduated from NMMI in 1947. He returned to Galveston and joined the Navy Reserves. He married Betty Halvorsen on Feb. 25, 1948. They had two daughters, Susan and Judy. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston and his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southwest College of Optometry in Memphis in 1960. After the death of his wife, Betty, Bill married Gail Sain of Mineral Wells on April 19, 1979. They worked together in his optometry practices in Mineral Wells and Pampa, Texas, for more than 20 years. Bill was a member of the Texas Optometric Association, Rotary Club, Lions Club, The American Legion and Holiday Hills Country Club. He spent much of his time at the club, playing golf and tennis up until the ripe old age of 84. Some of his favorite pastimes were enjoying the beach, the lake, sailing, boating, golf and tennis. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Gail Sain Adams, and his two daughters Susan Adams Horton and husband Jay, of Midland, and Judy Adams Ewing and husband Brad, of Weatherford. He is also survived by brother, Jim Adams of Gretna, La.; sister, Rindy Adams Hetherington of Houston; and stepsister, Queva Palmo of San Diego, Calif. Bill was known as Pop to his grandchildren, Bill Ewing and wife Teresa, Darbie Ewing Hill and husband Jason, Kelly Horton Vick and husband Jarrett, Scott Horton and wife Debbie, Lori Ewing Lee and husband Sam and Robert Horton and wife Allyse. He also has 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Maude, “Moppy” and Arthur J. “Pop” Adams, Dub Palmo; wife, Betty Halvorsen Adams; and great-granddaughter, Eloise Catherine Horton.
Alexander, William, Jr. 1947 HS
Altman, Lowell R. 1947 HS ~ 02-Feb-2011
Anderson, Don W. 1947 JC ~ 17-Oct-2001
Antila, COL Eric F., (Ret) 1947 JC
Arnold, LTC Peter E., USA (Ret) 1947 JC ~ 18-Dec-2007
Baier, Dr. Joseph G. 1947 JC ~ 17-May-2000
Ballew, Jack H. 1947 JC ~ 13-Apr-2012 83, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 13, 2012 surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 18, 1928 in Clarendon Texas, Jack and his sister Jean grew up helping their mother and father on the family farm. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in 1947, Jack went on to graduate from West Texas State University in 1949. In 1950, Jack and Carolyn Jane Hooker were married at University Park United Methodist Church. Their lifelong relationship with the church and their Sunday school classes demonstrated love for God and a life that was led with strong Christian values at home and work. Jack regularly led Sunday school classes, read scripture at family gatherings, served in several church leadership positions, and had read through the Bible seven times. In 1957 he joined his father-in-law, Walter Hooker, at Hooker Printing Company, later becoming Hooker-Ballew Printing Company. Jack had a love for his customers and staff, and continued to energetically enjoy his work until his last days in partnership with his brother-in-law Don Hooker, son Mark Ballew, and nephew Jim Hooker. Jack served as Scoutmaster of Troop 115 for many years. Later in life, one of Jack’s favorite pastimes was texting game stats for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks with his children and grandchildren. His optimistic love for life will always hold a special place in the hearts of his family, friends, and colleagues. Survivors: Jack was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elba and Edith Ballew of Clarendon, Texas and grandson Travis Ballew. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hooker Ballew, sister Jean Ballew Erickson, children Mike Ballew and wife Margo, Mark Ballew and wife Debra, Peggy Ballew Moore and husband Joe, Sandra Ballew Werthmann and husband Joe, grandchildren Chad Ballew and wife Jenny, Tracy Ballew Tobin and husband Matt, Jack Moore, Raymi Moore, Cole Werthmann and great grandchildren Jude and Talula Tobin. Special thanks goes to the staff at Texas Oncology, Baylor-Plano.
Bayer, Clifford M. 1947 HS ~ 21-Jul-2018 born September 25, 1930, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on July 21, 2018. Mr. Bayer was predeceased by his parents, Louis E. Bayer and Saralyn Ravel Bayer. Mr. Bayer is survived by his wife Rosalee, children Lynn Bayer, Steven (Michelle) Bayer, Richard (Debbie) Buckles, Gerry (Loretta) Buckles, and Deb (Craig) Campbell, Grandchildren Lauren Wideman, Alex Bayer, Miriam Bayer, Ashely (Greg) Stephens, Robert (Kim) Buckles, Neal Buckles, Lindsey (Eric) Tiller, Samantha Buckles, Brandon (Ukari) Buckles, Olivia Buckles, Liam Campbell and Asher Campbell as well as 9 great-grandchildren. Mr Bayer leaves behind a rich legacy of caring for those around him while serving his country and community. Born in Denver, CO, Mr. Bayer was a lifelong resident of Shreveport, LA. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, Byrd High School and graduated from LSU with a degree in industrial engineering. Following service as a Captain in the US Air Force, Mr. Bayer worked for Sandia Corporation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and then, like his father, continued as a restauranteur making his famous Bayer Broilerburgers. He was a patented inventor, woodworker and skilled craftsman who loved and excelled at working with his hands. He will be fondly remembered for his lifelong passions which included meticulously restoring classic cars and maintaining a standing Friday lunch date with childhood friends Herman Van Os, Abry Cahn, Leon Pliner, Sam Goldstein, and others.
Beckwith, Michael A. 1947 HS ~ 01-Jul-2000
Bell, Kenneth W., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 01-Jun-1977
Bell, Lewis B. 1947 HS
Bellamak, Joseph V. 1947 HS
Benjamin, Herbert S., Jr. 1967 JC ~ 17-Nov-2012
Betts, William R. 1947 HS ~ 01-Mar-2013 84, was born in Longmont, Colorado, on Feb. 12, 1929, to William Hubert Betts and Helen Marie Van Zant Betts. Bill’s first four years were spent on his father’s sheep ranch near Cody, Wyoming, until his father died and they lost everything during the Great Depression. Bill, his mother and older sister, Sally, moved back to Longmont to live with his grandmother. #Bill spent most of his school years in Longmont and his junior and senior years in high school at New Mexico Military Institute. After graduating, he spent a year at the University of Colorado and then joined the Navy in 1949. He served as a radarman on the USS GAINARD. After being honorably discharged, Bill attended the University of Denver earning a bachelor’s degree in business. At DU he met his wife, Nancy Bigelow, and they married in 1954. After receiving his degree, Bill designed and built custom homes in the Denver area. After a few years, Bill returned to college and earned his vocational teaching degree from Colorado State University. With two daughters and two sons in tow, Bill and Nancy moved to Castle Rock, Colorado in 1961 where for 24 years Mr. Betts taught carpentry, drafting and established the first building trades program at Douglas County High School. #In 1996, Bill and Nancy moved from Colorado to Walla Walla, WA, where they enjoyed the lovely climate and activities that included touring with their Model A and Model T cars. \#Bill was a jack-of-all-trades, an able mechanic, master craftsman and artist. In addition to building homes, he enjoyed camping, fishing, crafting beautiful furniture, boats, restoring antique cars and oil painting. #Bill is survived by his four children, Jennifer Betts Leinart (Phillip) of Spokane, WA., Sally Betts of France, Christopher Betts of Littleton, CO., Daniel Betts (Sandra) of Vancouver, WA.; eight grandchildren, Reid Leinart of Cupertino, CA., Russell Leinart (Heather) of Fort Smith, AR., Benjamin Betts (Caty) of Highlands Ranch, CO., William Rizza and Celine Rizza of France, Jessica Betts of Kona, HI, Elizabeth Betts of Honolulu, HI, and Sarah Betts of Vancouver, WA.; and three great-granddaughters, Jetta Betts and Bailey Betts of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Hadley Leinart of Fort Smith, AR. #Bill was a loving husband and father, a popular teacher and a loyal friend. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and zest for life. Doing his best to cope with declining kidney function and a broken hip, the machinery of life just wore out.
Bonnell, G. Dorsey 1947 HS ~ 18-Oct-2014 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 18th, 2014. He was born April 26th, 1929 in Alamogordo, NM to Kiel and Fay Bonnell. He was raised in Tularosa and Ruidoso and graduated High School from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM before marrying the love of his life, Suzie Bonnell, on June 12th, 1949. They were married in Ruidoso at the Community United Methodist Church where they began an adventure together that would span 65 years. Dorsey worked for his dad at Bonnell Hardware in Ruidoso and then for his grandfather, R.D. Champion, at Otero County State Bank, where he stayed for 17 years. During this time he was actively involved with Alamogordo Noon Lions Club and the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and held many offices in both organizations, including President. In 1968 he sold his interest in the bank to family members to pursue his lifelong dream of being an artist. He painted ten calendars for Bank Securities, Inc., which was the holding company for Security Bank and Trust and many other banks throughout the state. Each painting included a well-researched story and usually a friend or family member too. He was asked to paint an archway mural at the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and was later commissioned by the state of New Mexico to research the history and paint four large murals at Oliver Lee State Park ten miles south of Alamogordo in Dog Canyon. He held various shows throughout the state and many people, both locally and nationwide, cherish his artwork that graces their homes. Dorsey spent many an hour creating pen and ink drawings that were used for cover pages and tail pieces for the Arizona West periodicals. His art was not his only creative outlet. He was a passionate, self-taught musician who played the organ, piano, guitar, and accordion and loved playing in the accordion band at Grace United Methodist Church. He shared his love of music, his artistic talent, his passion for life, and his enjoyment in the game of golf with all of his grandchildren, teaching many of them to play before they began school. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for sixty years. He taught Bethel Bible Series and was an adult Sunday school teacher for over twenty years. He served as chairperson of numerous church committees and was secretary to the El Paso District Board of Ordained Ministry. As a knowledgeable banker he was an outstanding asset to the church’s Endowment Committee and served there for many years. Dorsey leaves an incredible legacy of love and playfulness for his children and grandchildren. Many a night he played kick the can, on his beloved mountain top, in the wee hours, with his children. He was always jumping out of a closet or crouched behind a garbage can growling, to get a reaction, and a water fight was constantly in the making. His love for playing and his love for life (and a warm cookie just out of the oven) will be passed down for generations to come. He will be missed, but never forgotten! Dorsey was preceded in death by his parents Kiel Bonnell and Fay Champion Bonnell and by his infant grandson Everett Dorsey Bonnell. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Suzie Bonnell, son Gerald and Donna Bonnell, three daughters Suzanne and Roger Henry, Tena and Scott Spitsberg, and Penny and Hadley Antes, son Tom and Carol Rutledge, and special nieces that were like daughters to him, Cindy and Ken Rogers, Tammy and Sam Holloman, and Barbie and David Lagen. He is also survived by grandchildren Brent and Jeri Bonnell, Brooke and Bobby Freshcorn, Danelle and Jason Bonnell, Wendy Stroble, Debbie and Scott McDoniel, Roger Henry Jr., Timothy and Rachel Spitsberg, Mindy and Jeb Archey, Matthew and Lindsey Spitsberg, D.J. Downs, Katie Downs, Marco and Amy Nardi, Marina Antes, Bryan and Maria Rutledge, Sean and Julie Rutledge, and Corrie and Mark Gilley; twenty one great grand-children and two brothers, Ted and Glenda Bonnell, Kenneth and Judy Bonnell and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and his dear friends, Rev. Don and Ruby Forsman.
Bosworth, Peter R. 1947 JC
Bourland, James B. 1947 JC ~ 01-Jun-1979
Bracy, II, Eugene D. 1947 HS ~ 20-Apr-2014 passed over on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Gene was born on June 3, 1929, to Buford and Elizabeth Bracy of Little Rock. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in the Cavalry Division and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1942, then in 1952 he graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Architecture and a membership in Sigma Chi Fraternity. On the campus of the U of A today, there still remains a bench designed and built by Gene. Gene is survived by his loving wife Pamela Bracy; one daughter, Carol Freeman and her husband Steve, of Plano, Texas; one grandson, Bud Brinson of New Mexico; two nephews, Bob and Mike and their respective wives, Connie and Sherry; one niece, Betsy Bracy Foss, of St. Augustine, Fla. He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Jack Bracy and Betsy Bracy. He was also loved by his great-nieces and -nephews and will be missed. Gene followed in the family legacy of construction business where he owned Gene Bracy Inc. He built numerous homes and North Little Rock areas. He also developed several residential subdivisons and apartment complexes and a great many government projects in cities all over Arkansas and many other states. His last project, which he tackled after he was diagnosed, was to hike Indian Mountain, select the right piece of land; then sit down design and draw the complex blue prints, including all specs. Then he oversaw the building of the house and the landscaping of the home he still lived in until his last days. Gene was born with a wanderlust and enjoyed being faced with any new project. He had numerous lake boats, piloted his own private plane, liked RV-ing and canoeing but his passion was sailing on the open seas. Gene and his wife Pam lived aboard. They covered the Bahamas and the Caribbean before returning to the west coast of Florida. The family would like to thank the staff at Brookfield where he spent two years and Dierksen Hospice. Special thanks to our friends: Margo, Shemika, Laverna, Jo, Joe, Carrie, Jessica, Cheyann, Shon Shon, Acelan, Kim and Cassie. A special loving thanks to Brenda Hammock who left Brookfield to live with and take care of the both of us. Love to the two best friends Anna and Martha, who were always able to make Gene smile and love to Tasha and Ricky who we have counted on for so long.
Brown, Hubert L., Jr. 1947 JC ~ 07-Dec-2007 79, a devoted father and grandfather, passed away at home Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. A resident of Midland since 1954, he was born Aug. 16, 1928, to H.L. Brown and Elizabeth Marie Horn Brown in Fort Worth. After completing high school and junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, Sonny attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a B.S. in 1951 and an M.S. in 1952 in petroleum engineering. He then attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.B.A. in finance in 1954. Upon completion of his studies, Sonny moved to Midland to begin a lifelong career as an independent oil and gas operator — a true wildcatter. His office was his second home, and his family extended to those who assisted him in pursuing his passion. As he always said, if it ain’t fun, we’re not goin’ to do it. Thank you to those who made it fun, didn’t say it but wrote it, and remembered to put the date. Over the course of his lifetime, Sonny made many friends with his unmistakable laugh, fun-loving spirit and his love for telling stories. He was such a loyal friend to so many GÇ- always available at a moment’s notice — that to list them would be impossible. He was a passionate hunter, fisherman and golfer and an avid traveler. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns and could be found most weekends cheering on his teams in person. Most importantly, he was a wonderful father — the best two children could ever ask for — and he will be missed dearly every single day. Every father should be so devoted to his children. Sonny lent his time to many institutions: he served on the board of trustees of Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., from 1982 until 1994. He served on the board of directors of Texas Bankshares Inc. In Fort Worth from 1983 until 1988. In 1985 he was elected to the board of trustees of the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, which he served until 1993. He served on the Marine Science Institute Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin from 1988 to 1993 and the university’s Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council from 1989 until 1998. For the last four years, he served on the advisory council to the Cardiology Division, Heart Lung Vascular Center of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. Survivors: Son, H.L. Robin Brown III and his wife, Caroline Brown, of Midland; his daughter, Annabelle Elizabeth Brown Fowlkes and her husband, Gregory Fowlkes, of New York; grandchildren, Amelia Mimi Fowlkes and Winston Fowlkes of New York; and sister, Mary Jane Brown Johndroe of Fort Worth and her two children, Q. Peter Courtney III of Midland and Cynthia Anne Siegel of Fort Worth.
Brown, Paul H. 1947 HS ~ 11-Sep-1996
Brown, Ramey L. 1947 HS ~ 03-Aug-1995
Bryant, Thomas Almeron 1947 JC ~ 28-Aug-1982
Burkett, Charles W., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 26-Mar-1993
Butler, Cato K. 1947 HS ~ 12-Jun-2014, 84, passed away in his sleep, in his hometown of Helena. Cato Butler was the youngest son of Dr. William John Butler and John Ozella (Cato) Butler, born in Helena on the day of the Great Stock Market Crash: October 29, 1929 – a day in which his father lamented financial losses, yet celebrated the birth of his new son. Cato’s first foray into journalism was at 8 years of age as a cub reporter and publisher of the Mount Helena Bugle, a newspaper of extremely limited circulation, which focused exclusively upon the local news of the upper Westside of Helena. What the Mount Helena Bugle lacked in advertising dollars, it make up for in hard-hitting investigative journalism, such as uncovering the latest news concerning the wanderings of local neighborhood dogs. Understandably, it was a short-lived publication, but Cato’s vocational destiny was indelibly established: He was meant to report action-packed stories to an enthralled audience in a succinct, yet memorable, style. He attended Hawthorne Elementary School, Helena High School and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, and graduated with the Helena High School class of 1947. He went on to attend Carroll College, Montana State University and the Journalism School at the University of Montana. In a ceremony held on the Two Medicine River in 1939, Cato Butler became an adopted member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and Chief Yellow Kidney bestowed the name “Eagle Child” upon him. Since that date, he was intrigued with Native American culture and became an avid collector and appraiser of historic Native American artifacts. He was a lifelong scholar of Montana history and later edited a book, “Montana in Miniature,” which linked a series of paintings by Great Falls artist Olaf Seltzer with epic moments in Montana history. He always enjoyed judging the historic floats in the annual Vigilante Day Parade with historian Jon Axline and his high school classmate and close friend, artist Bob Morgan. Cato’s introduction to broadcast journalism was accidental. As a junior fullback at Helena High School in fall 1946, he was sidelined by a broken collarbone. The injury rendered him unable to play, but he was asked to broadcast the football games on station KPFA while he recuperated. His play-by-play commentary led to further work for Ed Craney’s XL network, which boomed powerful radio signals across the peaks and prairies of Montana. Barclay Craighead, manager of KXLJ, then tasked Cato with providing instantaneous live coverage of Montana’s football, basketball and track events. He went on to broadcast some of the great Montana college and high school athletic contests of the 1940s through the 1980s. The Class “C” basketball tournaments were Cato’s favorite annual event, owing to the enthusiastic fan base of smaller Montana communities. On each morning of the Class “C” tournament, Cato hosted a coaches breakfast, where, through the clanging of plates and clink of glasses, listeners would hear Cato draw out interesting insights from Montana’s coaching legends. At each basketball game, the radio audience heard Cato give a firsthand account of unfolding suspense and gripping drama on the hardwood. Cato described the fast-paced action with alliterative phrases such as: “he heats the hemp”; “he mauls the manila”; “he cans the casaba”; and “he fractures the fabric.” At long last, in every game, Cato would leave no doubt as to the outcome, when he announced: “The cat’s in the bag, and the bag’s in the river!” He would then sign off with: “It’s time to saddle up and ride.” While attending Carroll College in 1949, he met nursing student, Dora Marjorie Hauck of Philipsburg. They married in September 1950, and they remained inseparable for 63 years, raising three children and four grandchildren. Cato was the news director at KCAP for many years, and for 24 years co-hosted a live morning radio program “Open Line” at the KCAP radio studios with Stan Morrison, whom Cato nicknamed “the Pit Bull.” In 1960, the National Federation of Sportscasters named him as Montana Sportscaster of the Year. In 2010, Cato was inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, having been nominated by Jack Womack, CNN’s senior vice president of operations. His distinctive style and unique phrasings made him a radio icon. Cato Butler is survived by his wife, Dora Butler of Helena; daughter Cheye Ann Butler of Libby and son-in-law Robert Slomski; daughter Sioux Roth of Helena, son-in-law Timothy Roth and their sons, Tyson Roth and wife Aubree and Samuel Roth and wife Dani; son Tommy Butler of Helena, daughter-in-law Nancy Butler and their daughters, Megan Butler and Sarah Butler. Cato Butler is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Dr. Hugh Cato Butler 1943 JC.
Bynum, Roy V., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 12-Dec-2014 85 of Indianola has departed this life for his next exciting journey. Because of the world’s continually changing landscape and Roy’s attention to precise detail it was always difficult to nail him down on exactly how many of today’s 196 countries of the world he had visited. But it is fairly accurate to say that Roy stepped foot on well over 160 world destinations on every continent, and several on multiple occasions. Roy Bynum defined the term “world traveler!” Roy Bynum Jr. was the grandson of James H. Bynum who in 1889 at the age of 19 migrated to Indian Territory from Scottsboro, Alabama. James H. Bynum farmed, was a pioneer merchant and was the first Postmaster of Indianola, .Oklahoma. James and his wife Anna had one son who lived only a short time but had three sons Fred, Elmer, and Roy Sr. who carried on the family businesses including farming and ranching, dry goods merchants and other local business activities. The three Bynum sons in their own right were very much a part of the life and development of early Indianola. Roy Jr. attended school at Indianola before spending his high school years and graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute. Roy then attended The University of Oklahoma prior to his military service during the Korean War. After his military service Roy was employed first by the Internal Revenue Service in several locations through the country then in the Government Accounting Office also in several different locations nationwide. In the mid-1970s Roy then received an assignment to the then McAlester Naval Ammunition Depot, now MCAAP. He retired several years ago as the MCAAP’s Comptroller. Roy held memberships and participated in many civic, local, statewide and national organizations, most notably a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma, a 32 Degree Life Member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, McAlester Rotary ClubPaul Harris Fellow, Oklahoma Historical Society, Pittsburg County Historical and Genealogical Society and Indianola Public Schools Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition to Roy’s love of travel historical preservation and education were extremely important to him. Roy was most happy, preserving, honoring and sharing with others his historical knowledge, experiences, and artifacts from just up the street or halfway around the world. In recent years Roy has created the Bynum Historical Foundation to not only preserve the local, state and national treasures that he has amassed throughout his life, but to also share them with others and to benefit local and regional education and scholarship. Roy Bynum Jr. was preceded in death by his parents Roy Sr. and Ola (Dixon) Bynum, his sister Gwendolyn Bynum Hurst and her husband Robert, his uncle Fred and aunt Pearl and their son James, his uncle Elmer and aunt Grace and their daughter Anita Bynum Smith. And his nephew Brad Nelson. Roy is survived by his niece Sharon Nelson of Los Angeles, CA, his cousin Dr. Charles Ferrell and wife Peggy of Mesa, AZ, and cousin Suzanne Smith Hirrel and husband Marc of Little Rock, AR, along with many special friends and extended family.
Cadman, Tom 1947 HS
Cain, Bennie L. 1947 HS ~ 17-Jun-2007 passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007 at the Bar cross ranch in Cutter surrounded by his family and friends. He was 78. Ben, a lifelong rancher, is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane Cain; daughters, Cindy Goetz (Dudley) of Cutter and Judy Wallin (Phil) of Moriarty; along with his seven grandchildren, Stevye Lee (D.J.) Woodward, Amanda (Bobbie) Wallin, Goetz; and great-grandchild, Cody Jo Woodward. Ben was preceded in death by his son, Steve Cain; grandson, Cody; brothers, Leonard and Lewis Cain; and sister, Bonnie Davis. Ben was a member of the Engle Country Church, New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association, Sierra County Farm Bureau and Sierra County Fair Board. He and Jane were awarded the Cattlemen of the Year in 1994 by the New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association.
Chapin, Huntley, Jr. 1947 HS
Christian, LTC Charles V., USA (Ret) 1947 JC ~ 26-Dec-2009 “Chris” was born in San Angelo, TX on January 10, 1928 and passed away at the NW Louisiana War Veterans Home in December 26, 2009. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles A. Christian and Alice Baker Christian and a brother, Phelan Christian. “Chris” attended Allen Military Academy in his elementary years and then transferred to New Mexico Military Institute for both high school and junior college. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the LSU ROTC program in 1948 and went on active duty at this time. He served in Japan, the Korean War, two tours in Europe, the Middle East, Vietnam, and lastly, in Panama. He retired in 1970 and moved back to Mansfield. The next 18 years, he was employed by the desoto Parish School Board teaching at Second Ward High School, Mansfield High School and lastly at Pelican All Saints High School. After he retired from teaching, he served as a volunteer at Mansfield Elementary School and became very attached to both students and faculty. “Chris” was a member of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry several years, the Mansfield Lions Club, and served as commander of the Post #42 American Legion Club. He is remembered also as a loyal member of AA in Mansfield for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Pendleton Christian, one daughter, Monika Christian, of Baytown, TX, his ever-loyal companion, Benji, nieces and many cousins and friends. Many thanks to the NW Louisiana Vets Home and Schumpert Hospital for their care of our loved one.
Clayton, Frank G. 1947 JC ~ 26-Sep-2015 was born in September 1927 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He grew up ranching in New Mexico and California, a third generation rancher. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, where he was part of the Horse Cavalry. He loved the land and was very proud of his ranching heritage. He was a student of history and enjoyed reading and learning about the part his family played in settling the west. He married Betty Reynolds, ranched in New Mexico and began raising his family. The family moved to Yuma, Arizona, in 1956, where they pastured cattle, then built a feedlot business. He was always very active in Arizona and National Cattle Feeders Associations, traveling to Washington to lobby for the cattle industry. Frank and Betty moved to Paso Robles in 1978, where they opened a commodity trading company. They retired and have enjoyed their family and traveling in the last years. Frank will be deeply missed by his entire family; his wife Betty, and his three daughters: Debi and husband Tom, Suzanne and husband Jerry and Pam and husband Carl; his four grandchildren: Matt White, his wife Jess and two great-grandchildren, Michael White and his wife Amanda, and C.R. Wilken and Carly Wilken.
Cleveland, W. Jennings, Jr. 1947 HS
Clubb, Albert R., Jr. 1947 JC
Cooney, Donald P. 1947 HS ~ 05-Aug-2004
Corey, Richard D. 1947 HS ~ 15-Jan-1998
Covey, Moody 1947 HS ~ 11-Aug-2002
Cox, Barton L. 1947 HS ~ 19-Jun-2004
Cox, Robert R., Jr. 1947 JC ~ 17-Dec-1993
Craddock, Walter D., Jr. 1947 JC
Crane, William W., III 1947 HS ~ 15-Apr-2006
Crater, CAPT Ray F., USN (Ret) 1947 HS ~ 02-Jan-2006
Crenshaw, Dr. Frederick E. 1947 JC
Cullinan, Joseph S., II 1947 JC
Delzell, Alan E. 1947 HS ~ 04-Mar-2012 July 15, 1928 – March 4, 2012 Alan E. “Pete” Delzell, 83, a lifelong resident of Aztec and Farmington, slipped quietly and peacefully into eternity on Sunday evening, March 4, 2012. He was a graduate of Aztec High School for many years until his retirement he was a field supervisor for El Paso Natural Gas Company, where he was affectionately known as “Camp Boss.” He held senior positions within the Masonic Lodge of Aztec. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dona Delzell; and his brother, Ralph Delzell. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Delzell; son, George Delzell, and stepsons, Lance Johnson and Marc Johnson; daughters, Denise Powers and Andrea mcsmith, and stepdaughter, Leslie Hoggatt; sister, Margaret Delzell Carlson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.
Dodd, Dennis Dean 1947 HS ~ 18-Feb-1992
Donahue, Thomas D. 1947 HS ~ 25-May-1995
Drew, Donald H. 1947 HS ~ 19-Nov-2008 of Edmonds, WA, passed away at the age of 79 on November 19, 2008, due to complications from recent cancer treatment. He was a consummate North westerner; a ‘Dawg’ and an active outdoor enthusiast who continued to enjoy skiing in Colorado and hiking in the Pacific Northwest up through the last year of his life. In his younger years, he played drums, painted, ski-bummed a winter in Sun Valley, worked a summer mining in Colorado, and always loved his model trains. Don was born June 13, 1929 to Donald R. And Demerise E. Drew, and traced his roots in the Northwest back to his great grandfather, Mike Drew, who settled in Port Gamble, WA in 1861. Don attended high school at Seattle Prep and later at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He subsequently attended the University of Washington, pledged Delta Kappa Epsilon and obtained two bachelor degrees (Sociology and Engineering). Between degrees, he also served during the Korean War as a first lieutenant and platoon leader with a U.S. Army anti-aircraft battalion in Puson, Korea.In the early 60’s, he spent seven years with Hexcel Corp. In Berkeley, CA, before returning to Washington in 1966 to live in Edmonds. As a lifelong model railroad hobbyist, he followed his dream by purchasing Pacific Fast Mail (PFM), an importer and distributor of fine brass scale-model locomotives. He ran PFM from 1966 until the present day, importing unique train models, manufacturing locomotive sound systems and publishing high-quality books valued by railroad fans everywhere. He will be greatly missed by his two sons, Don Jr. (Annie) and Sean (Reneé); one granddaughter; their mother, Karen, many close friends near and far; as well as the model railroad community. We loved his kind humor and his great story-telling; he was a generous host, always willing to take the time to give a tour around his offices to visiting train enthusiasts, both young and old.
Dungan, William Thompson, Jr. 1947 HS ~ 08-Mar-2009
Durant, Bartley S. 1947 JC
Easter, Rex M. 1947 HS
Eggers, Dr. George W. N., Jr. 1947 JC ~ 04-Dec-2011 82, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Columbia. He was born in Feb. 22, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. His education included Ball High School in Galveston, Texas, 1945; Rice University, Houston, Texas, B.A., 1949; The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, M.D., 1953; internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, 1953-54; residency (Anesthesiology) at Philadelphia General Hospital, 1954-55; and residency (anesthesiology) at the University of Texas Medical Branch, 1955-56. Dr. Eggers academic appointments included professor emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1994-2001; Russell D. Shelden, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, 1994; chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1970-1994; president of American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1992; acting chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1969; visiting research professor, Department of Anesthesia, Northwestern University Medical School, 1968-1969; professor, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1967, visiting instructor in Anesthesiology, USAF Hospital, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, 1956-61; research associate, Space Science Research Center, University of Missouri, 1965-66; and associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1961-67. Dr. Eggers met his future wife, Mary Francis Futrell Eggers, M.D., during his residency in Philadelphia. She also was an anesthesiologist, Duke Medical School Class of 1947. They were united in marriage in 1955. To this union, two children were born. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Eggers, 54, of San Francisco, MBA from Stanford, married to Dan Gruzd, and their two children, Zach (25) and Katie (20); and a son, Will Eggers (or G.W.W. Eggers III), 46, of Tolland Conn., Ph.D. Candidate in medieval and renaissance literature), married to Polly Painter, and their two daughters, Olivia (13) and Cate (10). Dr. Eggers was current in his musical tastes, with most recent favorites including Radiohead’s album in Rainbows and Adele’s song someone Like You’d He had a close circle of friends with whom he played poker and once won a series of poker tournaments to qualify for the World Series of Poker. He was a singer (tenor) during his medical residency and participated and performed in a musical written, composed, and performed by all residents. He was an avid practitioner of magic, particularly close-up card tricks. In addition, he was a national champion skeet shooter.
Ellett, William D. 1947 HS
Evans, Dr. John R., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 23-Jan-2000
Everett, Leroy J. 1947 JC ~ 05-May-2004
Faucett, Clyde J. F., Jr. 1947 JC ~ 28-Apr-2008
Fellows, Dr. Leland L. 1947 HS ~ 20-Oct-2000
Fernandez, Antonio M. 1947 HS ~ 19-Oct-2012 Tony, age 84, passed away on October 19, 2012. He was born on May 5, 1928 in Las Vegas, New Mexico and was the eldest son of the late Congressman Antonio Manuel Fernandez and Cleo Chavez Fernandez. Tony grew up in the Santa Fe area and then attended Annapolis Naval Academy majoring in engineering. He graduated from Georgetown Law School and began his career as a patent attorney. After his marriage to Joan Bessel he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he worked for General Electric. He then moved to Los Angeles, California where he entered private practice. For the next 40 years, he specialized in Patent Law. He and Joan relocated to Riverside, California for their retirement years to be close to family. Tony is survived by Joan, his loving wife of 58 years; his three children and their spouses (Edward and Kathy Fernandez, Titus and Kathy Villanueva, and Dan and Julie Ragan); his seven grandchildren (Edward, Amy, Nick, Matt, Jessica, Stefan, and Sean); his great granddaughter, Emileen; his brothers, Orlando and Manuel (Neo); and his sisters, Delores and Anita. Tony joins his grandson, Doug in Heaven and will be in our hearts and thoughts forever.
Fields, Joseph W. 1947 HS ~ 28-Mar-2008 Passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008. He was born on March 3, 1929 in McAlester, OK, to Lang and Elizabeth Fields. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, he received his business degree from the University of Oklahoma. In 1950 he married Barbara Quincy, also of McAlester. While he was serving his country as an Army officer, his first two children were born. Afterwards, he began his sales career with the Fant Milling Company in Sherman, TX. During this time, his next three children were born. When Fant Milling Company was purchased by conagra, Joe became employed by Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX, and he rose to the position of Vice President of Sales for the entire Northwest U.S. Region. He later returned to Sherman to enter the real estate industry. His wife, Barbara, died in 1974. Joe subsequently married Carolyn Dorset Quentan, who had lost her husband and, like him, had five children. Joe and Bill Boorhem formed Boorhem-Fields, Inc., a supplier of crushed rock and road materials for the Texas Highway Department. He qualified for his private pilot’s license and began flying to Montana with Carolyn for family vacations. Joe served on the Board of Trustees for Wilson N. Jones Memorial Hospital, and was its Chairman from 1988 to 1996. He also held memberships on the Boards of Trustees for Merchants and Planters Bank in Sherman and the Peninsula Steel Products Co. In San Jose, CA. He was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara, and two sons, Lang and Jeff. Surviving are his wife Carolyn, seven daughters, one son, 12 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, along with an ever-expanding family.
Finch, Hubert Bruce 1947 HS ~ 24-Apr-2017 died on April 24, 2017 at the age of 87. A native Houstonian, Bruce attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and Kiski School in Pennsylvania. He attended Rice University and graduated there in 1956, following an over 4 year break in the U.S. Air Force, where he graduated from the Aviation Cadet Program and served as an officer. He remained in the active Air Force Reserve until his discharge in 1962 as a captain. He held jobs in banking and manufacturing and was an investment advisor until retirement in 1995. Bruce was an avid pilot until 2008. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois, and his wife Caroline, of over 52 years. He is survived by 2 nephews, a niece, and several cousins.
Ford, William Hershel 1947 HS ~ 12-Aug-1986
Frazier, J. Russell 1947 JC
Garrison, Robert L. 1947 JC ~ 06-Oct-1996
Gordon, Thomas R. 1947 JC ~ 01-Mar-1989
Gore, Fred M. 1947 HS
Gover, John P. 1947 HS ~ 09-Dec-2013 85, longtime resident of Jackson County, died Monday morning Dec. 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Gover was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Shidler to Walter B. and Marianna Johnson Gover. They moved to Altus in July 1931 when his father organized and founded National Bank of Commerce in Altus. He attended Altus Public schools and then graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1947. He was a member of the last class to be trained in horse cavalry. After his graduation at NMMI , he attended OU and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He also served on the Wichita Falls Police department until the Korean War when he enlisted in the United States Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. In 1955 he was honorably discharged with the rank of Petty Officer Second Class and then entered the banking business with his father at NBC. In 1957, on a trip to Mexico City, he met Maria Eugenia Valverde. After only one un-chaperoned date, almost two years of writing weekly letters interspersed with 30 days of courtship, they tied the knot on April 11, 1959. John and Maria were active in the Altus Round-Up Club, and enjoyed the Santa Rosa Rodeo in Vernon, where John served as Rodeo Board Member for many years. John retired from NBC as Chairman of the Board in 1985 but continued to serve on the Board of Directors until 2009. After retirement he kept busy with owning a wholesale beer distributorship in Lawton, and a small commuter airline in Altus. He and his wife Maria had also purchased a farm and ranch east of Duke in 1959. They commenced operating it as a cow/calf and quarter horse operation in 1997 which became a major passion in his life. Since childhood his love of horses never diminished. His other passion was for his dogs, notably Sheba. The two were inseparable. Active in civic and community affairs, Gover served on the boards for the Oklahoma Bankers Association, Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, Sooner Southwest Development Corporation, and served as Chairman for the Altus Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Altus Rotary Club. Serving 22 years on the Board of Directors for Arkla Gas/Noram Energy Corporation, he retired in 1996. But one of his most notable accomplishments was serving as the first Chairman on the Board of Regents for Western Oklahoma State College and continued to serve for 21 years. He was also very active in Scouting. As a youth he was an Eagle Scout. As an adult he served as Assistant Scoutmaster, board member and President of the Black Beaver Council. He also received the Silver Beaver award. He held a commercial pilots license with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He was also appointed by Commissioner Paul Reed to be an Honorary Oklahoma State Trooper. He is survived by his wife Maria; son Jim and wife Cathy; daughter Gina; and grandchildren Buck, Phillip and Jacob Stephens and Rachel and Morgan Gover. He has six great-grandchildren, Kayden, Landon, Knox, Kale, Taytum, and Bray. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Jean Cahill of St. Louis, Mo., and his beloved dogs Cooper and Doyle. John was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Gretchen Fronterhouse.
Greer, Ronald P. 1947 JC ~ 31-Dec-1985
Guthrey, William L. 1947 HS
Guy, Charles A., Jr. 1947 JC ~ 25-Apr-2000
Haggard, Jerry W. 1947 HS ~ 09-Dec-2006 Beloved Father, passed away December 9, 2006 in Salt Lake City, after sixteen years of fighting the effects of a debilitating stroke. His posterity includes his wife, Renee Haggard; five children, Mrs. Cristie Sparks, Mr. Mark Haggard, Dr. Corte Haggard, Mr. Todd Haggard, and Mrs. Kelly Halling. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his two sisters, Mrs. Connie Hall and Mrs. Kay Stolworthy. Preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anna. Jerry was born April 11, 1929 in Pima, Arizona and practiced general medicine for thirty years. His life accomplishments were numerous. Some of the highlights include a Master’s of Business Administration, which he obtained in his later years, the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting, helping over 40 boys attain their Eagle award, and he was also a published author. His strong example and fatherly instincts are a legacy that will be remembered by his loved ones.
Hall, Carlos J. 1947 JC ~ 10-Sep-1997
Halsell, Furd, II 1947 HS
Hannifin, Daniel L. 1947 HS
Hannifin, Robert H. 1947 HS ~ 04-Apr-2009 Land man Bob Hannifin passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 peacefully at his home. He was born on March 19, 1930 to Steven and Elizabeth Hannifin. Bob and his identical twin brother, Daniel Steven, ‘Dan,’ attended public school in Roswell and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. The twins attended the University of New Mexico before being called together into the Army for Korea, returning to the states to complete their degrees. Dan, also a land man, died in 1986. Bob married Maxine Benson of Sacramento, California, who finished college while the twins were in Korea. Bob and Maxine were married on June 7, 1952. After working fourteen years for Conoco in Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Kansas and Louisiana, Bob opened his own business in Midland and operated successfully for forty-one years, mostly in partnership with Lewis Burleson. Bob was known for his keen business acumen, his generosity and good humor, and his unfailing ability to see the good in people. Bob is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Maxine; his brother, Vice Admiral Patrick Hannifin of Solano Beach, California; his sisters, Betty Adkins of Centennial, Colorado, Martie Wygocki of Lansing, Michigan; sister-in-law, Barbara Hannifin of Roswell, New Mexico, brother-in-law, Joseph mccormick of Las Cruces, New Mexico; his sons, Mark and wife Linda of Midland, Matt and wife Jenny of Fort Collins, Colorado, Dan and wife Bridget of Midland; and his grandchildren, Kelly and z.
Hauser, Myron 1947 HS ~ 01-Jan-1977
Head, C. J. 1947 JC ~ 25-Jan-2017
Hicks, H. Harold 1947 JC ~ 09-Jul-1997
Hinton, Elmer Lee 1944 HS 1947 JC ~ 06-Nov-2017 90, a longtime resident of Roswell who currently resided Portales, died Nov. 6, 2017. Mr. Hinton graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute in 1945. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served at the close of World War II as a gunner on B-29’s. After his discharge, he attended UNM, where he studied accounting. He re-enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Following his discharge, E. L. Attended E. N. M. U. Where he completed his accounting degree. On Feb. 14, 1953 in Causey, he was married to Wanda Jean Gardner. Upon graduation, he took a job as an accountant in Hobbs. In 1960, they moved to Roswell, where he became bookkeeper for Armstrong and Armstrong Road Construction Co. He continued to study and take classes to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant, which he accomplished in the late 1960’s. In 1980, E. L. became a bank auditor for United New Mexico Banks, and then a few years later he went to work for Fidelity Insurance. When the firm sold in the early 1990’s, he decided to retire, and spend his time working as a volunteer for his church. Through the years, he and his wife worked in numerous locations rebuilding and repairing church buildings. Some of them just need general repairs. Some were needing repairs after natural disasters. He also served on the Board for Walk to Emmaus for this area. Mr. Hinton was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Roswell. He is survived by two sons, Troy Hinton and Alan Hinton both of Portales; four grandchildren, Lauretta Faye (Chancey) Dozier, James Hinton, Lee Hinton and Evan (Amanda) Hinton; and six great-grandchildren and another expected shortly. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Herman Hinton, a sister, Evelyn Swenson, and by a daughter-in-law, Debbie Hinton.
Hocker, Conway H., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 13-Feb-1999
Hollingsworth, John A. 1947 HS ~ 10-Mar-2005 , a long time resident of Westport, died peacefully at his home in Coronado, Calif., on March 10. He was 75.”Al” was the son of R. Admiral William Right Hollingsworth and Thelma Stallworth Hollingsworth. He was born April 8, 1929, in Pensacola, Fla. Most of his childhood years were spent in Coronado, Calif., where his father was stationed.After graduation from high school at New Mexico Military Institute in 1947, Mr. Hollingsworth attended the University of Virginia where he received a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1951 and was the captain of the boxing team. He set a record by winning four consecutive Intercollegiate Boxing Association Championships from 1948 to 1951. After college, he joined the army as a second lieutenant and served for two years during the Korean War at the National Security Agency. Next, he attended George Washington University where he received his law degree in 1957. He also completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Advanced Business Program in 1968.Following law school he joined the Covington and Burling law firm in Washington, D.C. and then joined the legal department at America Can Company in New York City. After several years he moved to Anaconda Company where he became a vice president.In 1978, he moved his family to Los Angeles, Calif., where he was senior vice president of Human Resources and Administration at Hughes Aircraft Company. He retired from business in 1990 when he and Patsy moved to Coronado.As he looked back on a varied and stimulating career in law and business, Hollingsworth said by far his most successful project was to convince his wife Patsy to become his bride. They met on a blind date while she was attending school at Fairfax Hall in Virginia. They were married in 1949 and the marriage lasted 54 years until her death in 2003. Patsy gave him three wonderful children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Al and Patsy chose Westport as the place to raise their family and spent 18 wonderful years in the town.Civic and charity matters played a large role in his life. He served as chairman of the Board of the California Aerospace Museum as well as the boards of World USO and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. After moving to the San Diego area, he served on the boards of the San Diego Symphony, the Salvation Army, and the YMCA. In Coronado, he served as chairman of the board of the Coronado Hospital and on the boards of Main Street and the Historical Museum. He was a member of the Tunnel Commission and a member of the Coronado Rotary.After his retirement in 1990, Mr. Hollingsworth made his passion a search for an effective way to restore ethics in our culture. He and his wife strongly believed that young men and women today could benefit by focusing on improving ethics in the business world. To do so, he endowed a professorship in ethics and served as a founding supporter of the Institute for Practical Ethics at the University of Virginia.He is survived by his three children, Lynn Hobgood of Raleigh, N.C., Dale Hollingsworth of Wilton and Dana Hollingsworth of Darien, and by his 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his two brothers, Judge William Hollingsworth of Hermosa Beach, Calif. and Dana Hollingsworth of Golden, Colo.
Hood, David E. 1947 HS a longtime Real Estate Investor, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 83. He was born to Earl Hood and Ana Flynn Hood in the spring of April 21, 1929 in Great Falls, Montana. He was a resident in Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Round Rock, Texas.Though he survived conflicts in the Korean war during his service to our country in the United States Army, he succumbed after a courageous fight with Alzheimers. The life of David Hood was defined by determination and a succesful career in real estate.
Hooper, Jack D. 1947 HS
Horne, Charles L., III 1947 HS
Houghton, George W., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 27-Feb-2008 79, retired banker and rancher, died February 27th2008.
Hubbard, COL Samuel J., USA (Ret) 1947 HS ~ 05-Jun-2014 passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Pensacola surrounded by family. He was 84 years old. Sam was born in Northhampton, Massachusetts, to Major Eustis Lloyd Hubbard and his wife Bessie McFarland. Sam is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Charletta Gray Hubbard and their four children; Sam (Patsy) Hubbard Jr., Anne (Chris) Montgomery, Gail (John) Carlson, Steven Hubbard and twelve grandchildren. As a 1952 West Point graduate, Sam was a career military man who served in many locations throughout the world including tours of duty in Korea and Viet Nam. He retired from active duty as an Army Colonel in 1980. Sam and Charly relocated to Florida in 1990 where they enjoyed leisure time with friends and family.
Hughes, Eugene J. 1947 HS ~ 08-May-1995
Hunter, Clyde L. 1947 JC ~ 03-Mar-1997
Hutchings, Robert K., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 18-Nov-1994
Johnston, William J. 1947 HS ~ 25-Oct-2011 born April 16, 1929, Lamar, Colorado, died October 25, 2011 Houston, Texas. Bill graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1951, with a Petroleum Engineering degree. After service in the United States Army, Bill’s career as a petroleum engineer spanned almost 60 years. Bill was a member of the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and was active with the pantry food preparation group, Second Family, and the Venturers. He enjoyed the years with the Hey Lollies Square Dancing fellowship. He was a history buff and loved to play bridge. Bill leaves the one he calls his “beautiful bride” of 37 years, Sherry Bramlett Johnston; sisters, Sylvia J. Bartay of Wimberley, Texas; and Lizbeth J. Anderson of East Sound, Washington; children, Catherine J. Roberts and husband Ron of Burnet, Texas; William James Johnston of Richmond, California; Ann J. Lauer of Oakland, California; and Lynne J. Booth and husband Gerald of Beggs, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jones, Broadie F., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 02-Dec-2015 87, passed away on Dec 2, 2015 in Payson, Utah at the Central Utah Veteran’s home. While there, he was assisted daily by the most caring, considerate, conscientious people possible and treated as if he had won the war single handedly (smiley face) ! He was born April 9, 1928 in Ajo, Arizona to Broadie and Edna Jones. (His dad was with the border patrol) Broadie was raised as an only child as two brothers died in infancy. He grew up in LaJolla California skin diving off the rocks at the cove and rabbit hunting in the hills above “a kid’s paradise”. Broadie enlisted in the Navy at the start of the Korean War and trained as a radioman. During a Navy leave visit to his aunt and uncle’s in Long Beach California, he saw the neighbor’s daughter (Dorothy Bliss) across the fence and started writing her during his 2nd tour of duty in the Korean War. After 9 months he returned in June and he began his courtship. The first date was to see the Lemon Drop Kid movie. When they married on December 20, 1951, the silver bells song from that movie was very popular and it became one of “their” songs. They were sealed in the St. George temple. It should be noted here that Broadie had always been interested in religion even teaching Sunday school classes in the Methodist and Presbyterian churches in his teenage years. He joined the LDS church December 1st 1951. In January he returned to the war and was discharged in June. They settled in Long Beach California where he apprenticed in the electricians program of the IBEW. He also graduated from college with an industrial electrician degree in teaching. He had a very special experience with being the only Mormon on the electrical crew during the construction of the LA temple. He was thrilled to be able to talk with President David O MacKay on one of his visits to inspect the temple. In February of ’62 he took his wife and 4 daughters to Western Samoa for 2 ½ years where he was in charge of maintenance for the schools housing etc. of the LDS church. “A wonderful experience” Their first son was born there in 64. Upon the death of his father they returned early to live in Long Beach until they moved to Mapleton in 68 to work at BYU. One of his best jobs there was building inspector for the construction of the Marriot center. In 72 Broadie went to work at the Utah State Prison and soon became Director of maintenance retiring after 11 years. Broadie has 10 children (Rochelle died at infancy) Christine Possin (Jim), Laurie Madsen (Deceased in 2010) (Jay), Janae Krebs (Corey), Bonnie Fisk (Jeff), Mark (Yoshiko), Jay (Arin), Shauna Quist (Joe), Scott (Rachelle), Matt (Jennifer), 56 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Probably Brodie’s longest and happiest times were his 50 plus years in the scouting program. He was a Scoutmaster first and foremost whose troops earned awards twice as being among the top fifty in the church. He went from Samoa to New Zealand for Wood Badge Training, helped start the scouting program in Western Samoa and received the Silver Beaver award. Among his favorite books were books by Louis L’Amour. A favorite poem he learned early in life was “IF” by Rudyard Kipling. He challenged each grandchild to memorize that poem for a reward of 5 dollars. Oh! and TRAINS, he loved trains! He was so happy to be able to see one go by his window 2 or 3 times a day at the VA Center.
Jordan, Lawrence William”Larry” 1947 JC ~ 17-Dec-2007 passed away Dec. 17 at the age of 79. He was born in Cheyenne on Dec. 30, 1927, to J. F. (Sonny) Jordan and Effie Lannen Jordan. He attended Cheyenne schools through seventh grade and then St. John’s Military School in Salinas, Kan., and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He was one year short of receiving his commission when he enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served as a private first class in Korea and Japan, primarily as part of the military police. After 18 months in the service, he returned to civilian life and studied business at the University of Arizona. In college, he fell in love with Mary Jo Steele from Kimball, Neb., and they married in 1950. He finished ROTC and received his commission as a second lieutenant. He trained as an armored unit commander at Fort Knox, Ky. As one of the top two in his class, he was assigned to lead an armored unit in the occupation forces in post-war Germany. Jo joined him there, and they enjoyed their time in the service and in Germany. In 1953, they returned to the Jordan Ranch in Iron Mountain where they successfully expanded the ranch and raised two children. After the death of his father in 1973 and his wife in 1976, the ranch was sold and Larry moved to Cheyenne where he became a certified appraiser. He retired in 1989. An honest man and an extremely independent spirit, he enjoyed trap and pigeon shooting around the world. He is survived by his son, L. W. (Blade) Jordan Jr. Of Salt Lake City; his daughter, Teresa Jordan (Hal Cannon) of Salt Lake City; and his friend and companion, Karan Dumont of Cheyenne.
Klock, Dr. Harold F. Jr. 1947 HS ~ 12-Feb-2019 88, a former resident of Athens for 44 years, passed away at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Feb. 12, 2018, with his family at his bedside. He was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio University for more than 28 years. Friends all knew him as Hal. A 1947 graduate of New Trier Twp. High School on the North Shore of Chicago, Hal enrolled in the Engineering College at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he earned his bachelors, masters and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering. Completing his Ph.D. in 1956, he joined the faculty of Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, as an associate professor of electrical engineering. After teaching at Case for seven years, Hal changed to the world of business engineering at Bailey Meter for two years. Realizing that he preferred teaching to the commercial world, he joined the faculty of the College of Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in 1966 as an associate professor of electrical engineering. He enjoyed working closely with his students in the small college town setting of Athens. He rose to the rank of full professor and, eventually, retired from that position in 1994. Although Hal’s field was called electrical engineering when he first became involved in it, actually, his entire career from 1947 on was spent immersed in the world of computers. As a young child, he loved to go adventuring on solo camping expeditions in the woods near his family’s house in Hinsdale, Ill., with only a sleeping bag. When Hal married Lauretta Wu, another Northwestern University graduate, in 1955, they began their long tradition of family camping vacations by camping in the Ozarks in Arkansas on their honeymoon. Over the years, they took their daughters on camping trips to almost every state east of the Mississippi River. During their years in Athens, the family also enjoyed frequent picnics at Strouds Run State Park, where they paddled their 1963 Folbot kayak around Dow Lake. As empty-nesters, Hal and Lauretta continued their travels to nearby destinations in the Midwest. Hal was enthusiastically involved in woodworking, amassing a large collection of tools and supplies. He was a master clock builder, designing many of his own creations, and his collection of 30 homemade clocks was a conversation topic with visitors. On a lathe, he turned out many candlesticks, vases, lamp stands, napkin rings and bowls from a variety of woods he collected locally. Hal was a great believer in do-it-yourself repairs. He fixed everything around the house cars, bicycles, tools, roofs, gutters, you name it, he fixed it and his expertise extended to remodeling an unfinished basement in the family home on Strouds Run Road into a spacious master bedroom and office. Somehow he found time to be a dedicated amateur golfer and traveled to golf courses around the region with his golfing buddies, amusing them and other friends with his dry sense of humor and quick wit. After retiring from OU, he directed the children’s chime choir at the First United Methodist Church for three years. Using musical skills from his childhood piano lessons, he taught himself from the ground up how to arrange most of the choir music himself. He also volunteered with Monday Lunch at the church and served as treasurer for Friends of the Athens Public Library, for which he and Lauretta faithfully ran the cash register for almost every monthly book sale. They also were regular attendees at the PACE exercise classes for seniors and the monthly luncheons of the OU Emeriti Association. Due to declining health, Hal and Lauretta reluctantly left Athens in 2010 and moved to the Rosegate Senior Community in Indianapolis, Ind., to be closer to family. In his last years, Hal was an inspiration to family and caregivers as he refused to allow his increasingly debilitating Parkinson’s disease to handicap his can-do, never-give-up spirit. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lauretta Klock, in 2013; and by a sister and a half sister. He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Klock Gossett and Lynn Gossett of Indianapolis, Susan Klock of Wasilla, Alaska, and Nancy Klock of Minneapolis; and also by a sister, Barbara Baum, of Florida. A memorial scholarship in his name has been established for a graduate student in computer engineering in the Russ College of Engineering at Ohio University.
Klotz, Layton A. B. 1947 JC
Kump, William A. 1947 HS ~ 16-Jan-2004
Lait, Robert M. 1947 JC
Latham, Theodore L. 1947 JC ~ 27-Feb-1990
Laws, Ralph T. 1947 HS
Leiter, James C., Jr. 1947 HS
Lockhart, Lynn, Jr. 1947 HS ~ 01-Oct-1980
Logan, Francis C. 1947 JC ~ 28-Feb-2004
Lyles, John D., Jr. 1947 JC
Maricle, Thomas J. 1947 JC
Marshall, William S. “Bill” 1947 HS ~ 31-May-2013 passed away on May 31, 2013. He was dearly loved by his family and countless friends, all of whom appreciated him for his optimism, integrity, sense of humor and generosity. Bill was born on Oct. 8, 1929, in Los Angeles, to Edith and Samuel Marshall. In 1938, he moved with his family to Roswell. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1947. In 1951, Bill received a B.A. in geology from Cornell University. He then served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Following his military service, he attended graduate school at Columbia University and received a M.A. in geology. He was employed by Schermerhorn Oil Corporation in Hobbs and Midland, Texas, from 1954 to 1956. Bill joined Marshall & Winston Inc. as a geologist in 1957, and became the president and CEO in 1967, following the death of Samuel Marshall Sr. Under Bill’s leadership, Marshall & Winston grew from a small royalty company to become a substantial, independent oil and gas exploration and production company. While he served as president, Marshall & Winston made many important discoveries, including the Blackard-Clinta complex in Borden County, Texas, the Lonesome Dove II Field in Concho County, Texas, and a significant step-out and expansion of the South Francis Hill gas field in Edwards County, Texas. In 2007, along with his father, Samuel Marshall and partner Don Winston, Bill was inducted into the Petroleum Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments in the industry. Bill loved Midland, and enjoyed contributing to the community in many ways. He served as president of the Board of the Museum of the Southwest, president of the Board of the Midland College Foundation, president of the Board of the Midland Racquet Club, and president of the Board of the Petroleum Club of Midland. He also served as trustee of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation, deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Midland, and founding director of Texas Commerce Bank, Midland. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years Sue Heidelberg Marshall; one son William S. Marshall Jr.; daughter-in-law Tracy Marshall; grandchildren, Caroline, Luke, Adrienne, and Lillian, all of Midland; brother James R. Marshall of Gardnerville, Nev., as well as many nieces and nephews.
Martin, H. Benjamin 1947 HS
Martin, William S. 1947 HS ~ 15-Jun-2015 86, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, in Winter Haven, FL. Mr. Martin was born March 16, 1929, in Salt Lake City, UT, and was a longtime resident of Fort Meade, FL. He was a banker and citrus grower, working with First State Bank and Flagship Bank in Fort Meade and retiring from First National Bank in Wauchula, and a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Fort Meade for many years. Mr. Martin attended the New Mexico Military Institute in his early school years, graduated from Summerlin Institute of Bartow in 1947, and then went on to graduate from Florida State University in 1956 where he was a member of the FSU Flying High Circus. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, past president of the Fort Meade Lions Club and Help Organization, and was a member on the founding board of the Fort Meade Medical Center. Mr. Martin is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marian Speith Martin, Fort Meade, FL; son, Justin Martin and wife Niki, Winter Haven, FL; sister, Betty Ann Brown, Salt Lake City, UT; two grandchildren, Alexandra Martin and Eva Delaney Martin.
Mayer, James P. 1947 JC
McHenry, Lawrence C., Jr. 1947 HS
McMordie, John J. 1947 HS ~ 24-Mar-2001
Minton, William S. 1947 HS ~ 20-Jan-2010 Passed away from this life Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. He was born March 4, 1930, in San Angelo. Bill was a small business owner for many years. He opened Minton’s Drive-In on Chadbourn in the early 1960s, then later built a new store and opened Minton’s Pawn and Signature Loans on Avenue N, which he operated for many years, helping many in San Angelo. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, R. M. And Ollie Minton; his son, Bill Jr., who was the apple of his eye; and one grandson, Jon David Wagner. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman sharing trips with his brother, Bob Minton, and his sons in law and grandchildren. Many wonderful stories came from these trips and good memories were made for all that will live on in their hearts. He also liked his daily workouts at the YMCA. He was generous to his family, friends, and community. His fun-loving sense of humor will be missed by many. Our daddy and D-Dad is survived by his daughters, Sheran Prather (Floyd) of Dallas and Jolene Allison (Donald) of Christoval; Brother Bob Minton of San Angelo; and Sister Dorothy Nowlin of Dallas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Philip Wagner, Tucker Wyatt, Spencer Wyatt (Heather), and Nicole Boyd (Ray); and five great-grandchildren, Amy and Ashley Virden, Jayde Wagner, Tristan and Lily Wyatt. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Mitchell, Donald E. 1947 HS ~ 19-May-2012
Moody, Joseph R. 1947 JC
Moore, Foreman D. 1947 JC
Mortensen, W. Ross 1947 HS
Muldrow, Robert, IV 1947 HS
Murphy, Allen M., Jr. 1947 JC ~ 21-Oct-2008 died at his home in Newberry, South Carolina, October 21, 2008. He was born September 4, 1926, in West Virginia and lived most of his life in Virginia. He was the son of Col. Allen Milton Murphy and Marguerite Willis Murphy of Virginia. Mr. Murphy attended Fishburne Military Academy and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, the University of Richmond, and did graduate work at the University of Virginia and received a degree in chemistry. For years he was an executive at Smith Douglass Fertilizer in Norfolk, Virginia, and started his own business, Bristol Ltd., in 1974. He became the first agricultural chemical broker in the United States and had a tremendous influence on the entire United States and global pesticide industry. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Collins Murphy; daughters, Alison Murphy Fears of Falls Church, Virginia, and Ann Whitaker and Marty Lyon of Raleigh, North Carolina; sons, Allen Milton Murphy III of Cary, North Carolina, Donald R. And Donna Whitaker of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Dr. Timothy Malone and Mary Whitaker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one grandson, Tommy Whitaker Lyon of Raleigh, North Carolina, and two sisters, Patty and Marsha.
Murray, Donald E. 1947 HS ~ 29-May-2002
Nuttall, Robert R. 1947 HS ~ 21-Oct-2010 1929 ~ 2010 81, of Denver, CO passed away October 21, 2010. Born 6/19/29 in Provo, Bob grew up in Buckeye, AZ. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and later Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Worchester Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Army Signal Corp as a 1st Lt. Bob had a lifelong career as an aeronautical engineer employed at White Sands Proving Grounds, RCA and NASA. He is survived by daughters Kit Manart, Denver, CO, Marjie Lucas, Sacramento, CA, and son Rob Nuttall, Albuquerque, NM.
Orndorff, Charles Lee 1945 HS-1947 JC ~ 21-Dec-2016 Uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife of 65 years, Flo Jean Orndorff. Will is survived by his nephews, Conrad (Joan) Hornak, Art (Elizabeth) Stafford Jr. and Miles (Jennifer) Hornak; nieces, Jouanna Stravlo, Shawana (Guy) Yarborough, Amy (Joe) Myrick, Terri (Burt) Richardson, Lois Molidor and Sherrie Hornak; great-niece, Kami Hornak; sister in laws, Wanda Price and Clara Stafford; and close dear friends, Eddie and Rose Rivera. Will is survived by his nephews, Conrad (Joan) Hornak, Art (Elizabeth) Stafford Jr. and Miles (Jennifer) Hornak; nieces, Jouanna Stravlo, Shawana (Guy) Yarborough, Amy (Joe) Myrick, Terri (Burt) Richardson, Lois Molidor and Sherrie Hornak; great-niece, Kami Hornak; sister in laws, Wanda Price and Clara Stafford; and close dear friends, Eddie and Rose Rivera.
Parks, Charles H. 1947 HS
Parmer, J. Franklin, Jr. 1947 HS ~ 30-Dec-2012 was born June 22, 1929 in Breckenridge, Texas. He was the son of the late John F. Parmer Sr. and Thirza (Wicker) Parmer. He died Dec. 30, 2012 at the JCMH in Altus. He married his wife Phyllis Harris on June 1, 1948 in Seminole. He had been a resident of Altus for over 24 years having moved here from Mangum. He was the owner operator of the Mangum Dr Pepper Bottling Company until his retirement in 1978. He was a Baptist, a Mason of the Mangum Lodge, he loved photography, loved guns and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Parmer of the home in Altus; two daughters, Elizabeth Smith and her husband Clint of Sanger, Texas, and Kathy Shaull and her husband Keith of Anadarko; two granddaughters, Evan Shaull of Anadarko, and Elizabeth Shaull of Stillwater.
Paulson, Thomas G., II 1947 HS ~ 20-May-2015 was born March 5, 1930 in Modesto, California, the only child of Thomas Glenn Paulson and Maxine Marion Davies. His early years were spent in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and California as his father Glenn Paulson would act as a turn around manager for the JC Penney Company, redirecting stores that were under performing. As a result, Tom attended nine different grammar schools as the family didn’t stay in one place for long. After spending his freshman year at Stockton High in Stockton, CA, where he was the only freshman to letter in swimming, Tom transferred to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico for the remainder of his high school career where he played on the football team, the swimming team, and rode his favorite horse, Aki. Upon graduation from NMMI, Tom enrolled at Stanford University where he played freshman football on the undefeated team coached by Chuck Taylor in 1947. The next year, Tom transferred to the University of California at Berkeley where he met the love of his life, Patricia Sumner. That same year he joined the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity where he became Chapter President. Tom was a member of the varsity water polo and swimming teams for the remainder of his career at Cal. He graduated with a degree in Political Science and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in 1951. He later became a long time member and President of the Big C Society. Tom and Patricia were married on August 12, 1951 at the Presidio Chapel in San Francisco, and were well on their way to their 64th wedding anniversary this year when Tom passed away at home in his sleep on May 20th at the age of 85. Tom was stationed in Augusta, Georgia for one year where he was in charge of perimeter security when President Eisenhower played golf at Augusta National. He then was placed on active duty for one year in Korea during the Korean War, in charge of railroad security in a mountainous region. A company commander at the age of 22, he often said his time in the army was the most maturing experience of his life. Tom continued his association and love of Kappa Alpha Order for the remainder of his life, serving on the national Executive Council for 30 years. He was elected to the highest position within the national fraternity, Knight Commander from 1993-1997. Of his many accomplishments, none pleased him more than the honor of leading a magnificent fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order. In 1953, Tom joined the real estate investment business started by his father Glenn in 1943 in Richmond, CA. He was elected President of the West Contra Costa Board of Realtors in 1964. Tom relocated Paulson Investments to Orinda in 1972 following the passing of his father. Tom was a great lover of books, as evidenced by the dedication of the Paulson Room at the Orinda Library. Joining the Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club in Orinda in 1958, Tom was the longtime starter for many, many swim meets throughout the years. To this day the club presents the Paulson Spirit Award to the most inspirational member of the Sleepy Hollow Legends Swim Team in his honor. One of his greatest passions was fly fishing. He often pursued the wily trout in the Sierra as well as in Argentina and Alaska. In the last year of his life, Tom forged a strong bond with his grandson Michael as they drove to the office together and enjoyed many convivial lunches. He was a great comfort to his grandfather in the waning months of his life. Tom is survived by his wife Patricia, their four children, Christopher (Susan), Marion Jamison, Susan Douglass (Timothy – deceased), and Peter (Catrina). Also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole Paulson Holden (Bradley), Christine Paulson Cox (Matthew), Michael Thomas Paulson, Thomas Clark Jamison, Patrick Marion Jamison, Sara Patricia Douglass, Logan Thomas Douglass, Brit Elizabeth Paulson, Annika Claire Paulson, and Elle Sumner Paulson. He lived to know his first great grandchild Cameron Michael Cox. Above all, Tom’s life was devoted to his beloved wife Patricia and his family. He will be remembered by his family and many friends for his eternal optimism, wonderful sense of humor, and booming laugh.
Peeler, Ray D., Jr. 1947 JC
Pepper, John Lauren, Jr. 1947 JC
Petralia, Sam P. 1947 JC ~ 12-Oct-1997
Phelan, Dr. John F. 1947 HS ~ 27-Oct-2018 Dr. John F. Phelan, 89, beloved father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on October 27, 2018. He entered this world on June 29, 1929 in Albuquerque, NM, born to John K. Phelan and Helene (Earnhart) Phelan, blessed with a beautiful life. He is survived by his brothers, Joseph Phelan (Suzanne), and James Phelan (Sandy). Also survived by sons, John M. Phelan (Elise), and Dr. Sean S. Phelan (Dr. Cynthia). Dr. Jack Phelan was predeceased by his son, J. Brady Phelan (Carol); and two sisters, Teresa Phelan and Patricia (Phelan) Laney (Robert). Called Papa Jack, he was blessed with eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving friend and partner, Joyce Stevens. Dr. Phelan attended New Mexico Military Institute. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a dentist before joining his father in his private practice. In his early years of dentistry, he joined his father in giving dental care to the children of St. Anthony’s Orphanage in Albuquerque. Together they donated their services for 44 years. He had a successful 50 year career in dentistry in the Albuquerque community. He found great enjoyment in his various interests over the years, which included teaching himself how to play the banjo. He had a great interest in antiques and would study about their origins. He learned how to play the accordion at a young age. Dr. Jack shared his love of wood working, target shooting, beer making and various projects with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid reader which led to his life-long passion of researching historical facts and writing manuscripts about the Civil War. Dr. Jack had a wonderful gifted talent as an artist and painter. In 2008 after a dental career, he retired and moved to the south valley to manage a small vineyard on his property. This brought him much joy. Dr. Jack was a gentleman and a scholar, quick at wit and inquisitive at life. His smile and laugh will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.
Post, W. Bradley 1947 HS ~ 22-Apr-2017 formally named Willard Bradley Post of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday April 22, 2017. Bradley was born on April 4, 1929 in Fowler, KS, the son of Willard Post and Doris (Barclay) Post. Bradley and Carolyn Post married on August 9, 1952 in Topeka, KS. Bradley went to high school in his hometown of Fowler until his senior year at which time he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He obtained political science and law degrees at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, graduating in 1954. With his endless curiosity for news, world events and the stock market, he was often found with a book or newspaper on his lap. Bradley was also an avid sports fan, fisherman and hunter, he was known early on for his aptitude at shooting pool and snooker and loved to play poker and bridge, for which he won the Intercollegiate National Championship while at Washburn. Bradley and Carolyn lived in various western Kansas communities during their early years together and began rearing a family of 4 children. Bradley was the city and county attorney in Meade, KS for a decade then the family moved to Wichita in 1966 where he became partner in the first of several law firms. He was a tireless researcher and a tactical trial lawyer, representing victims injured by defective products, malpractice, auto collisions and various other causes, in all levels of State and Federal Court. He was also lead counsel in the Dalkon Shield nation-wide litigation and multi-district litigation, having filed the first case in 1975 and tried the biggest case in 1985, in a 9 1/2 week trial, later successfully defending the verdict in the Kansas Supreme Court. He is a past president of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (now Kansas Association for Justice). In addition to being a busy professional and a loving family man, he was an adventurer and had many interests. Over the years he often took his family water skiing and snow skiing (he even received a free season pass in Colorado when he turned 70.) He continued to fish and hunt with his brother, friends and kids, and enjoyed his granddaughters and attended many of their programs. He played in and won or placed in pool tournaments into his 70’s, enjoyed cruises and other travels and he rarely missed the annual Post family reunion. He also loved the trumpet and had a special cat named Mister. Bradley was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Post. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Post of Wichita KS, children, Keith Post of Portland OR, Kraig Post of Dallas TX, Blake Post of Wichita KS, Alicia Post of Austin TX, brother, Danny (Susan) Post of Dodge City KS and granddaughters, Belinda Post and Lindsey Post.
Pruitt, Lex Bryan 1947 JC
Rauch, Leonard 1947 JC ~ 06-Jan-2015 beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, passed away January 6, 2015, with his loving wife Katherine by his side. He was born on November 23, 1927 to Birdie and Morris Rauch. A native Houstonian, Leonard graduated from New Mexico Military Institute High School and Junior College in 1946, then attended the University of Houston. He had three sons Ronald Rauch, Robert Rauch and Tracy Kennedy. He spent most of his life in real estate development, such as Greenspoint, education and banking. In 1969, he was appointed to Board of Regents of University of Houston. Leonard was the longest serving regent ever and served as Chairman of the Board of Regents for two terms. In 1995, Governor George W. Bush appointed Leonard to be Chairman of the Board of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that oversees all 122 universities in Texas. This term was for six years. He also served as Chairman of the Board and founder of both Greenspoint Bank and Interstate Bank North, who later merged to become Compass Bank and served on their Board until January 2008. He was Chairman of the Board of University of Houston Foundation from 1995 till his death. He was a member of the Board of the Texas Council on Workforce & Economic Competitiveness in 1995, past member of the Board of Governors of the Houstonian, past founding member of the Board of Governors of Greenspoint Club, past founding member of the Episcopal High School Board, past director of the Coastal Industrial Water Authority, past member of the board of Trustees of the Harris County Heritage Society and past member of the City Planning Commission of Houston for 11 years. Leonard received the Pacesetter Award for Business presented by the North Houston Chamber of Commerce in 1991, Distinguished Alumnus of the college of Social Sciences, University of Houston, 1990, New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1986, University of Houston Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1980, Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award, 1977, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Houston, 2007. Leonard was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Rauch, and his sister, Veda Mae Glesby. Leonard is survived by his great love, Katherine, his children, sons, Ronald Rauch and wife Carol, Bobby Rauch and wife Ann, Tracy Kennedy and wife Lisa, Four grandchildren, Greg, Kelly, Stacy, and Karly, great granddaughter, Ava. Special mention to Mario Quinsaat, Shannon Rhodes and Diane Flippin for their years of service, and to the most amazing doctors, Dr. James Pool, Dr. Yad Harati, Dr. Colin Dinney and Kelty Baker, for their tireless efforts on behalf of Leonard. Leonard was known for his wit, vitality, humor and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid golfer and a sport’s enthusiast, attending all home Rockets, Texans and Astros games.
Roach, Richard T. 1947 HS ~ 11-Sep-2008
Rubenstein, Everett F. 1947 JC ~ 13-Jan-2005
Rudolph, Dr. Royal W., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 09-Feb-1975
Ryan, David Claude 1947 HS ~ 10-Sep-1952
Ryan, John Robert 1947 HS ~ 09-Jan-2016 beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, passed away January 6, 2015, with his loving wife Katherine by his side. He was born on November 23, 1927 to Birdie and Morris Rauch. A native Houstonian, Leonard graduated from New Mexico Military Institute High School and Junior College in 1946, then attended the University of Houston. He had three sons Ronald Rauch, Robert Rauch and Tracy Kennedy. He spent most of his life in real estate development, such as Greenspoint, education and banking. In 1969, he was appointed to Board of Regents of University of Houston. Leonard was the longest serving regent ever and served as Chairman of the Board of Regents for two terms. In 1995, Governor George W. Bush appointed Leonard to be Chairman of the Board of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that oversees all 122 universities in Texas. This term was for six years. He also served as Chairman of the Board and founder of both Greenspoint Bank and Interstate Bank North, who later merged to become Compass Bank and served on their Board until January 2008. He was Chairman of the Board of University of Houston Foundation from 1995 till his death. He was a member of the Board of the Texas Council on Workforce & Economic Competitiveness in 1995, past member of the Board of Governors of the Houstonian, past founding member of the Board of Governors of Greenspoint Club, past founding member of the Episcopal High School Board, past director of the Coastal Industrial Water Authority, past member of the board of Trustees of the Harris County Heritage Society and past member of the City Planning Commission of Houston for 11 years. Leonard received the Pacesetter Award for Business presented by the North Houston Chamber of Commerce in 1991, Distinguished Alumnus of the college of Social Sciences, University of Houston, 1990, New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1986, University of Houston Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1980, Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award, 1977, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Houston, 2007. Leonard was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Rauch, and his sister, Veda Mae Glesby. Leonard is survived by his great love, Katherine, his children, sons, Ronald Rauch and wife Carol, Bobby Rauch and wife Ann, Tracy Kennedy and wife Lisa, Four grandchildren, Greg, Kelly, Stacy, and Karly, great granddaughter, Ava. Special mention to Mario Quinsaat, Shannon Rhodes and Diane Flippin for their years of service, and to the most amazing doctors, Dr. James Pool, Dr. Yad Harati, Dr. Colin Dinney and Kelty Baker, for their tireless efforts on behalf of Leonard. Leonard was known for his wit, vitality, humor and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid golfer and a sport’s enthusiast, attending all home Rockets, Texans and Astros games.
Sawyer, Douglas S. 1947 HS
Schmider, Jack J. 1947 HS ~20-Feb-2019 Jack J. Schmider passed on Feb. 20, 2109 in Phoenix, AZ. where he lived since 1995. Jack was born Feb. 16, 1930 to parents Sophie and Edward Schmider, whose iconic Liberty Jewelry & Loan store at 1st St. & Central Ave. adjacent to the Fred Harvey House and rail station, made them fixtures of Albuquerque.’s early downtown retail community and they were also one of the founding families of Cong. B’Nai Israel in Albuquerque. After graduation from Albuquerque. High School and studies at UNM, Jack worked in business & real estate investment. Besides his brother, Walter Schmider of Brookline, MA, he is survived, and was surrounded by, his son and son-in-law Ernest Schmider & Omar Rodriguez, respectively of Santa Barbara, CA. his grandsons Alexander Schmider of Los Angeles, CA and Spencer Schmider of Palo Alto, CA, his daughter-in-law Pamela Schmider of Pasadena, CA and his former wife, Norma Schmider of Palm Desert, CA.
Schoeb, Jerry D. 1947 JC ~ 15-Jan-2013 passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Enid, Okla. He was born Jan. 30, 1928, to Jesse Byrd and Francis Roy Schoeb in Wichita, Kan. He lived in Augusta until he was 16-years-old, when the family moved to Cherokee, Okla., to begin Schoeb Livestock. He attended Cherokee High School for two years and completed high school and two years of college at New Mexico Military Institute. He graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1949, with a bachelor’s degree in business. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After completing his education, he moved back to Cherokee, where he joined the family business. In 1949, he married Peggy Eash and they had four children, Deborah, Amanda, David, and Pamela. In 1966, he married Carolyn Schein and they had two children, Sabrina and Susanna. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cherokee, where he served on the Gustin Scholarship Committee for a number of years. He also served on the Cherokee School Board. He had a great love of travel, genealogical research and was active in the Republican Party. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert; two infant children; and his grandson, Andrew Cox. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn; his daughter, Amanda Redman and husband Henry of Goltry; his daughter, Pamela Schoeb of Denver, Colo.; his daughter, Sabrina Cox and husband Philip of Oklahoma City; his daughter, Susanna Schoeb of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Alyssa (Dee) Plummer, Miles (Kristy) Redman, Arienne Wiley and Ian Cox; and four great-grandchildren, Hudson Plummer, Meredith Plummer, Paige Redman and Kalynn Redman.
Schultz, CDR Jesse Zephaniah, USN (Ret) 1947 JC
Scrutchins, Walter B., Jr. 1947 HS
Selby, Quentin G. 1947 HS
Self, Ira, Jr. 1947 HS ~ 14-May-2007
Semaan, Robert 1947 HS
Shields, Albert B., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 22-Jul-2008
Shuler, Ashley C., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 01-Mar-1992
Smith, D. Douglas 1947 HS ~ 30-Nov-1995
Smith, David B., Jr. 1947 HS
Snell, Perry B. 1947 HS ~ 24-Feb-2003
Snow, Dr. Clyde Collins 1947 JC ~ 16-May-2014 a forensic anthropologist who worked on cases ranging from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to mass graves in Argentina, has died. He was 86. Snow’s wife, Jerry Snow, said her husband died Friday morning at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Jerry Snow said her husband had lung cancer and emphysema. Snow’s subjects included Nazi fugitive Josef Mengele and victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and serial killer John Wayne Gacy. He also examined mass grave sites in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Croatia, and often helped build criminal cases against government leaders who carried out the killings. “Bones don’t forget,” Snow once told the AP. “They’re there and they have a story to tell.” Snow traveled the world helping to give a voice to the voiceless. “I find it challenging,” he said. “It is fascinating work. I feel we are doing a little bit of good. It’s not the role of forensic science to put the bad guys in jail, but to evenhandedly collect the evidence.” Born Jan. 7, 1928, in Texas, Snow became interested in the human body through his physician father. After joining the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City in 1960, Snow helped develop a computer program to investigate plane crashes. Snow investigated the deaths of many historical figures, including soldiers who died at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 and King Tutankhamun. In 1978, his expertise was on display when he spoke before the House Select Committee on Assassinations about various aspects of the death of President Kennedy. Less than a decade later, he was part of an international forensic team that identified the remains of Mengele, who operated the Auschwitz death camp. In 2006, Snow testified against Saddam Hussein, who was on trial for genocide. Fourteen years earlier, Snow had been part of a team organized by the groups Physicians for Human Rights and Middle East Rights Watch who investigated a mass grave in the northern Iraqi town of Koreme, which was destroyed in 1988. Closer to home, Snow, who was a professor at the University of Oklahoma, assisted in identifying victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and worked with the Tulsa Race Riot Commission to create a comprehensive account of the deadly 1921 racial clash that laid ruin to the city’s black business district. Jerry Snow said her husband will be remembered most for his great sense of humor and dedication to basic rights. “That was his driving force in his life – human rights,” she said.
Snyder, John K. 1947 HS ~ 23-Sep-2002
Souris, Harold A. 1947 HS ~ 31-Oct-2016 passed away on October 31st, 2016, after a brief fight with cancer. He died peacefully embraced by his family. Hal was born July 6th, 1929 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Alma Kraus and Tony Souris. In 1939 the family moved to Flagstaff where he attended Emerson Grade School. In 1943 he was accepted into New Mexico Military Institute, where he spent the next four years. He then returned to Flagstaff graduating from Flagstaff High School in 1947. In 1948 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served until 1952. His professional career spanned over 40 years working for several companies, Hughes Aircraft, TRW Systems, Armor Company, and Sola Ophthalmics. After retirement, he landed his dream job…working at the Lookout Mountain Golf Course. Hal was an excellent athlete who loved both golf and tennis. There was no better day than a round of golf with family or friends. He excelled at everything he did, but he considered his family his greatest accomplishment. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Mia. Hal was preceded in death by his parents Tony and Alma Souris, and his brother-in-law, Doug Jackson. He is survived by his son Mike (Barb) Souris, daughters Kerry (Bill) Thompson, and Shelley Nordlinger, grandchildren, Tony (Breana) Souris, Katherine Souris, Patrick Souris, Taylor Underwood, Ali (Dan) Cain, sister Frances Jackson, and his partner, best friend and movie buddy of 20 years, Bobbe Vidulich.
Stone, Joe M. 1947 HS
Straetker, Bernard Edmond 1947 HS ~ 03-Mar-2017 89, of Scottsbluff, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home. Bernard was born on June 29, 1927 in Clyde, Missouri as the eldest son of Bernard T. and Emma (Gast) Straetker. In 1930 the family moved to Scottsbluff after his father purchased a blacksmith shop from the Westervelt family. Bernard attended schools in Scottsbluff and at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico before graduating from Scottsbluff High School in 1947. As a young boy, Bernard spent time at the blacksmith shop where he learned the art and trade of blacksmithing from his father. Following graduation from high school, Bernard continued to work with his father. On August 10, 1949 Bernard was united in marriage with Opal Clara Fankhauser in Scottsbluff. From that union, six children were born. In 1966 Bernard and his two brothers purchased the blacksmith shop and operated it under the name of Straetker Machine Shop. For many years they manufactured side dumping beet boxes and did repair and maintenance work primarily serving the agricultural community. They also sold and mounted various brands of grain bodies and hoists on trucks and in later years, they worked on larger trucks and trailers by altering their frames and axles allowing them to be used for specialized purposes. Bernard enjoyed designing and fabricating ornamental iron work. Many of his porch railings are visible throughout the community at residences, commercial buildings and churches. Bernard was a long time member of the Scottsbluff Volunteer Fire Department serving for over thirty-five years. He and Opal were also active in the Westmoor Parent Teachers Association when the children attended school there. Bernard accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on April 9, 1962. He was active for many years in the Scottsbluff Berean Church. Bernard is survived by his sons, Bernard J. (Marjory) Straetker of Morrill and Terry E. Straetker of Scottsbluff; daughters, Pamela A. Straetker, Kaylene C. Straetker and Valerie (Tim) Smith all of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Kassandra (Seth) Hargens of New Bern, North Carolina, Michael (Amy) Smith of Lincoln, Bernard L. (Dani) Straetker of Gillette, Wyoming, Jonathan J. Straetker of Norfolk, Nebraska and Mindi A. Straetker of Morrill; great grandchildren, Emily and Abigail Jo Straetker of Gillette, Wyoming, Olivia and Presley Smith of Lincoln and Grace Hargens of New Bern, North Carolina; brother, Gerald (Ann) Straetker of Scottsbluff; sister, Darlene (John) Elsea of Greeley, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Bernard in death were his parents; his wife of 65 years, Opal; infant daughter, Coleen; great grandchildren, Bernard C. Straetker and Adalynn L. Straetker; brother, Roy L. Straetker; and sister, Anna L. Adams.
Strathearn, Lloyd M. 1947 JC
Sulzbach, William B. 1947 HS ~ 30-Dec-2008
Sundberg, Richard Harwood 1947 HS ~ 11-Oct-2013
Thomas, Will Robert 1947 HS ~ 11-Aug-1983
Thrush, Bobby Ray 1947 HS ~ 26-Jul-2010 81, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010, at his home in Arizona. Bob was born April 23, 1929, in Altus to Ray and Lenice (Stine) Thrush. He attended Altus Schools and later Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. He owned and ran several moving and storage companies in Altus, Colorado Springs and Phoenix, but his true love was horses and he was active in Thoroughbred breeding and racing. Bob is survived by his wife Charlotte of Phoenix; three daughters, Suzi Miller and husband Scott of Modesto, Calif., Lisa Ermel and husband Bruce of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Michele Saia and husband Dan of Prosper, Texas; eight grandchildren, Mandy Ermel, Carrie Ermel, Allie Ermel, Olivia Ermel, Tyler Miller, Tim Miller (Lauren), Nick Saia and Samantha Saia; and trusted companion Lorenzo Barraza.
Trimble, George Harold 1947 JC
Tullis, Paul D. 1947 JC
Turner, Richard William “Nick”, Jr. 1947 JC ~ 06-Apr-2015 passed away peacefully at his home in Durango, CO April 6, 2015. Nick was born June 6, 1927 in Durango to Claudine and R.W. “Dick” Turner. His great-grandparents, John C. and Emma Turner, homesteaded in the Animas Valley in 1846. Nick was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John. Nick was formerly married to Wanda Horrell in 1947. In 1977, he married Mary Ann “Dolly” Elder. For the past 34 years Nick and Dolly have divided their time between Durango and Wickenburg, AZ. Nick graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, entered into the U.S. Navy and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He joined the family business in 1955 and together they established banks in Durango, Ignacio, Silverton and Pagosa Springs. Among his many accomplishments, Nick and Jackson Clark, Sr. were instrumental in lobbying the legislature to enable Fort Lewis College to become a degree granting, four-year liberal arts institution. In 1960, Nick, along with other businessmen in Durango, successfully convinced the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad not to close down the Durango-Silverton line. In 1974 Nick, along with other Durango bankers, created the Durango Industrial Foundation to raise funds to establish the Bodo Industrial Park. Throughout his life, Nick served on boards in Colorado and Arizona and was a member of numerous organizations. He was an avid skier, golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was a great Bronco fan and loved riding his mules amongst the comradery of his many trail ride friends. Nick is survived by his wife, Mary Ann “Dolly,” his children: Suzanne (Mike) Belt of La Plata, NM; Gene Davis of Lafayette, CO; Jayne (Bob) Griffith of Durango, CO; Sally (Jace) Weber of Anabel, MO and R.W. “Pete” (Lisa) Turner III of Durango, CO. He leaves nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Rod (Robin) Turner of Durango, CO.
Wadlington, Robert P. 1947 HS ~ 22-Sep-2009 79, of Rockford died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in his home. Born Nov. 25, 1929, in San Bernadino, Calif., to Eva Prina and Joseph B. Wadlington. He spent his youth in Phoenix and Albuquerque, NM., attending New Mexico Military Institute and graduating from Albuquerque High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Arizona, where he played varsity football. Subsequently, he received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico. Married Ann Scharbau on June 8, 1954. He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Air Force and ran the Officers’ Club at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi, Miss., for two years. After his discharge, he was employed by Twin Disc, as an engineer for several years. He then joined Cotta Transmission as a sales engineer, where he later became general manager and president. After retirement, he managed the office of the Winnebago County Veterans’ Affairs in Memorial Hall. Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Rotary Club, Rockford Country Club and El Conquistador Country Club in Tucson, Ariz. His true passions were golf, football, woodcarving and his family. He loved to travel and thoroughly enjoyed the southwestern United States, and his winter home in Tucson. Survived by wife, Ann; sons, Kurt (Pat), David (Mary) and John; and grandchildren, Linsay (Doug) Miller, Keith, Craig, Lauren, Devan and Brent Wadlington. Predeceased by parents and brother, Joseph.
Watson, J. Ralph 1947 JC ~ 09-Aug-1993
Weiss, Norman David 1947 HS ~ 20-Nov-2010 died unexpectedly on November 20, 2010 in Albany, Oregon. Dave was born in San Diego, Calif. To Norman Leo and Mary Stairs Duffus Weiss (deceased). He was raised in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico and Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating from East High School in 1948. David served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1952. He married Suzanne Miles, now deceased, had three children, and later divorced. He graduated from the University of Utah with one of the first bachelor degrees in nuclear engineering. He later moved to California to work as a nuclear engineer for many years with General Electric. Dave married Joanne Boucher, had two children, and later divorced. He retired to Tucson, Arizona where he dabbled in real estate and development. He enjoyed travel; especially Alaska, Chichen Itza, Egypt and China. Dave also liked photography, good music, good humor and being RIGHT! David, Dave, Dad, Uncle Dave, Grandad… You will be missed by those who survived you, including: His brother Jack (Nancy) of Tucson, Arizona; his son Paul (Bonnie), daughters Joni and Jane (Steve Preece) of Salt Lake City, Utah; his daughter Cathy (Kip Alan) of Albany, Oregon; and six grandchildren. David/Dad was preceded in death by his son, Stephen.
Wells, C. Marlowe 1947 JC ~ 20-Jun-2003 , 74, died Friday, June 20, 2003 at his residence. He was born Aug. 4, 1928 in El Paso to Oscar and Lois Wells. He was raised in Brite and attended New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Texas. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He married Patrica Roberts July 12, 1953 and the couple moved to Marfa. He operated a trucking business until the 1970s. He delivered mail to Candelaria and a member of the Marfa Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Survivors inclue his wife; a son, Harry Wells of Alpine; two daughters, Ann Willis and Martha Gummell, both of Midland; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Westaway, Dr. Joseph Vaughan 1945 HS-1947 JC ~ 19-Nov-2016
Wheeler, Silvo O., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 01-Nov-1981
White, Polk A. 1947 HS ~ 15-Apr-1989
Wier, John Burnham 1947 HS
Wiley, Milton L. 1947 HS ~ 18-Dec-1998
Will, Frank Goodwin 1947 HS ~ 01-Jul-1988
Willard, Frank III 1947 JC
Williams, Benjamin F., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 29-Nov-2013 An extraordinary man, passed away on November 29, 2013. His professional accomplishments were many, but his character truly defined him. He managed to embody the grace, dignity and elegance of an era long passed, yet was very much engaged in all things current. He personified integrity, duty, compassion, generosity and humility. Ben, a fifth generation Arizonan, attended law school at the University of Arizona after his service in the U.S. Army. He was a successful lawyer for 50 years, during which time he served as a director on the boards of Tucson University Medical Center, and Arizona Public Service Company, among others. He served as the mayor of Douglas, and was President of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns in the late nineteen eighties. His love for others always took priority over his own needs. No request for assistance was ever refused. Those whom he helped knew that nothing was expected in return and the matter would never be discussed in the future. Ben faced personal challenges with courage and dignity, and offered encouragement and guidance to those who were suffering setbacks or struggles. His family owned ranches in Arizona, Sonora and Chihuahua, and it was there that Ben developed a deep love for the outdoors and ranching. As a teenager, Ben spent summers working on the ranches in Mexico and in the process became fluent in Spanish and came to love the Mexican culture. Ben had a brilliant mind, engaging personality and wonderful sense of humor. After he retired from the practice of law, he began writing stories which recaptured his family’s history in the old Southwest and Mexico as well as his experience of growing up in what he considered an exceptional era of freedom and adventure. He included many of these stories in the four books he authored. He was a regular contributor to the Tombstone Epitaph and gained a devoted following. If asked what the most important achievement in his life was, Ben would reply that his family was his greatest blessing. He was a doting and loving husband to his wife, Daisy, for 62 years. His children and grandchildren were bestowed with love, attention and support. He was interested in any endeavor his family pursued and served as an invaluable mentor. He was distinctively refined, but saw no class distinctions – everyone was welcomed by him with true kindness and acceptance. Ben’s survivors include Daisy, his beloved wife, four children, Liz (Jim) Boyd, Diane Belcher, Katie (Todd) Braun, and Ben Williams III. Also surviving him are six grandchildren: Beth Skinner, Kathleen (Blane) Lochridge, Katy and Kristin Boyd, and Natalie and Pierce Braun. All have inherited a legacy to be cherished in their memories and propagated through Ben’s writings. The world has lost a truly noble man.
Williams, Charles D. 1947 HS ~ 11-Oct-2013 passed away Oct. 11 at home in Medford, Ore., after a lengthy illness. He was 84. Born on April 16, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., Chuck grew up on his parents’ dude ranch in Wickenburg, AZ, where he developed a love for horses and ranching. Chuck and his wife, Jane, raised four children on a ranch near Lee’s Summit, MO. He was an avid calf roper, fisherman and hunter. In 1968, Chuck gave up ranching and moved to Sedalia, MO, to sell life insurance. After his divorce in 1972, Chuck moved to Cheyenne, where he spent many happy years before retiring from iron work. Chuck spent his retirement years working at Boulders Golf Resort until the debilitation from his illness prompted him to move closer to family in Oregon. He is survived by children and spouses, Robyn Williams and Roger Scarbrough, Geoff and Shelley Williams, Polly Williams and Donnie Steiner, and Shelly Williams; a brother, Robert C. Williams; a sister, Betty Hughes; numerous nephews and nieces; and his precious granddaughter, Gaelen Thurow.
Williams, William E. 1947 HS ~ 22-May-2016 86, of Mineral Wells, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family on May 22, 2016. He is in a better place at home with his Heavenly Father. Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at First United Methodist Church, 301 N.E. 1st St., Mineral Wells, Texas. Graveside service will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill Ewing, Jason Hill, Mason Ewing, Scott Horton, Sam Lee and Robert Horton. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Bill, or “Doc,” as he was commonly called, was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Houston, and was raised in Galveston, Texas, where he found his love for the beach and water. He attended Kerwin High School, played quarterback on the football team and was on the gymnastics team. He finished up high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, as a member of the polo team. He graduated from NMMI in 1947. He returned to Galveston and joined the Navy Reserves. He married Betty Halvorsen on Feb. 25, 1948. They had two daughters, Susan and Judy. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston and his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southwest College of Optometry in Memphis in 1960. After the death of his wife, Betty, Bill married Gail Sain of Mineral Wells on April 19, 1979. They worked together in his optometry practices in Mineral Wells and Pampa, Texas, for more than 20 years. Bill was a member of the Texas Optometric Association, Rotary Club, Lions Club, The American Legion and Holiday Hills Country Club. He spent much of his time at the club, playing golf and tennis up until the ripe old age of 84. Some of his favorite pastimes were enjoying the beach, the lake, sailing, boating, golf and tennis. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Gail Sain Adams, and his two daughters Susan Adams Horton and husband Jay, of Midland, and Judy Adams Ewing and husband Brad, of Weatherford. He is also survived by brother, Jim Adams of Gretna, La.; sister, Rindy Adams Hetherington of Houston; and stepsister, Queva Palmo of San Diego, Calif. Bill was known as Pop to his grandchildren, Bill Ewing and wife Teresa, Darbie Ewing Hill and husband Jason, Kelly Horton Vick and husband Jarrett, Scott Horton and wife Debbie, Lori Ewing Lee and husband Sam and Robert Horton and wife Allyse. He also has 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Maude, “Moppy” and Arthur J. “Pop” Adams, Dub Palmo; wife, Betty Halvorsen Adams; and great-granddaughter, Eloise Catherine Horton. The family would like to express their gratitude to Shawna Liles for the love and compassionate care she provided Bill for the last 10 months of his life. They would also like to thank Kay Dahl and Tammie Johnson for their love and support of Bill during his times of illness.
Wilson, CDR Newton A., USNR (Ret) 1947 HS ~ 18-Oct-2011 81, passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2011, surrounded by his family. Newton was a kind, loving and generous person. A native of Denver, Newton served as an educator, aviator, trusted adviser, and in various leadership positions in the U.S. Navy. An avid music lover, compassionate listener, and an advocate for educational opportunities for all, Newton was blessed with many loyal friends and family members to whom he continues to be an inspiration. Newton is survived by his wife; three daughters; one son; seven grandchildren and a sister.
Wolfe, George E., Jr. 1947 HS
Youngblood, Judge Thomas W., Jr. 1947 JC
Younger, Edgar B., Jr. 1947 HS
Ziff, William B., Jr. 1947 HS ~ 11-Sep-2006
Zofness, Charles Jacob 1947 HS ~ 21-Sep-2007 77, died Friday evening at his residence south of Bartlesville. Charles J. Zofness is survived by his wife, Joyce Sequichie Hifler Zofness of the home, one son, David T. of St. Louis, MO, one daughter, Jane Hifler of Bartlesville and three grandchildren.
Abell, Billy Wayne 1946 HS ~ 23-Jul-1972
Ahlswede, H. Fredrick 1946 HS ~ 03-Oct-2013
Alberts, Julius M. 1946 HS ~ 19-May-1968
Allen, Edward Rudge, Jr. 1946 JC
Anderson, Joe M. 1946 JC ~ 28-Apr-2008 , age 80, passed away on April 28 at his home in Santa Maria, CA. Joe was born in Hollywood, CA to parents Beulah and Joe Anderson, Sr. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1946, after which he moved to Oxnard, CA. Joe joined the Army in 1950, and served his country for six years. After his military service he worked as a civil servant in radar at Pt. Mugu, and later at Vandenberg Air Force Base. During his years at VAFB, Joe became their leading radar technician, with responsibilities reaching to radar stations on both coasts, and in Hawaii. Joe retired in 1977 after 25 years of employment at VAFB, having received an outstanding performance rating, recognizing his significant contribution to the Air Force’s mission. Joe demonstrated his continued concern for his fellow veterans by contributions to Disabled American Veterans. Also, on numerous occasions Joe gave financial gifts to St. Jude’s Hospital. Joe was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children Bruce (Debi) Anderson, Deborah (Dave) Crough, and Gary (Tricia) Anderson, as well as five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Angle, Fred E. 1946 JC ~ 25-Jul-2015 88, passed away July 25, 2015, at Benton House of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, Mo. He was a long-time Gladstone, Mo., resident. A military graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wed., July 29, at Highland Park Cemetery, 4101 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64018 or Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, 3101 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111 or Northcare Hospice, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Mr. Angle was born May 19, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, to Dr. Fred and Esther Reynolds Angle and raised in Kansas City, Kan. He was a high school graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM. He served in a rifle company with the United States Marine Corps in the Southwest Pacific during the closing months of World War II. He was always proud to have been a U.S. Marine. Fred returned home to sell used cars and worked for several new car dealers for 16 years. In 1963, he built and operated a Volkswagen dealership for 13 years in Gladstone, and eventually held dealerships at the same location for Nissan, Mazda, Isuzu, Toyota, Pontiac and Vespa. He was President of the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce in 1963- 1964, Chairman of the Volkswagen Distributor-Dealer Advisory Council, President of the Volkswagen National Dealer Advisory Council, and founder of the American Imported Automobile Dealers Association in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1991. He was preceded in death by parents and brother, Tom Angle in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lillian Angle.
Arden, William P. 1946 JC ~ 27-Dec-1998
Bain, Martin F. 1946 HS ~ 03-Nov-1998
Ball, William J. 1946 HS ~ 21-Dec-1999
Baucus, William D. 1946 JC ~ 14-Dec-1999
Beckwith, D. William 1946 HS ~ 03-Nov-2002
Bedford, Clay P., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 26-Aug-2016 Passed away peacefully on August 26, 2016 in Portsmouth, NH, a victim of Lewy-Body Dementia. Born in 1929 in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY, Pat was the eldest son of Clay Patrick Bedford and Catherine Ann Bermingham. Due to the nature of his father’s job in the construction industry, Pat moved frequently and was witness to some of the greatest engineering feats of the first half of the twentieth century, including Hoover dam. As a teenager, he attended Berkeley (CA) high school where he made lifelong friends through his participation in the Boy Scout Troop xx. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell New Mexico where he earned what was then the school’s only perfect score in the equitation discipline of Dressage. Pat entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with the class of 1950, receiving a degree in Civil Engineering. While at RPI he was a member of the ATO fraternity and was on the ski team. After college, Pat married Carolyn Stevenson, from Barrington, NH; the two met in Troy, N.Y. while students. Pat joined the Navy in 1951, entering Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and subsequently completing Civil Engineer Corps training school at Port Hueneme CA. He was assigned to Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA, eventually serving as Base Transportation Officer. He completed his military obligation in Norfolk in 1954. After working briefly in airframe design for Chase Aircraft, he followed his father into a career in construction management for Kaiser Engineers. Major projects he oversaw included iron ore mines in California and Labrador, a Titan I missile base in Mountain Home ID; Hell Hole Dam in the High Sierras; a steel mill in Ontario and part of the subway system in Montreal Canada. He then retired as vice-president for operations at Kaiser before joining Fluor Constructors International in 1978 as the company president. Until 1991 he oversaw far-flung projects in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, among other locations. He retired from Fluor in 1991 and then served as a consultant to Northrop. Shortly thereafter they moved east to Carolyn’s family farm to manage the family interests. Pat served the public as a member of the Barrington School Board and the Town Planning Board. His counsel on the construction of the Barrington Public Safety Building and the Barrington Middle School was much appreciated. He loved skiing, and while in college he made the acquaintance of Sepp Ruschp, one of the great legends of the sport. He introduced his family to skiing in the early 1960’s. Many family vacations were spent at ski areas in the Lake Tahoe area and northern Vermont. He loved the sport of bird hunting, but more so his hunting dogs, from Mariah the English pointer, to Black Jack, and finally Pirate and Phoebe all beloved Labradors. He also enjoyed his friends at the Engineer’s Club in Montreal, the Bohemian Club in San Francisco and Major Waldron’s Sporting Club in Barrington. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carolyn Stevenson Bedford of Barrington, New Hampshire; his brother Peter Benjamin Bedford of Napa, CA; his three surviving children; Thomas Alan Bedford of Barrington, NH, Dr. Steven McLeod Bedford of New Hartford, CT, and Hilary Bedford Parkhurst of Greenwich, CT; grandchildren Courtney, Morgan, Emma, Catherine, Clay, William, Nathaniel, Charles (Chip) and Henry, and and one great grandchild, Charlie. He will be remembered for his tough nature, forcefulness, and frank speaking that was often tempered with loving intent. His passion for skiing, skeet and bird shooting, and his unswerving love of dogs are well known among family and close friends.
Berg, Herbert L. 1946 HS ~ 01-Aug-1980
Berrier, W. Lee 1946 HS ~ 12-Feb-2005
Blucher, Arthur G., Jr. 1946 JC
Bohn, LTC Donald L., (Ret) 1946 JC
Bonner, Frank R., Jr. 1946 JC ~ 09-Nov-2004
Boone, Robert R. 1946 HS
Bracker, Robert M. 1946 HS
Bridges, King W., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 11-Apr-2002
Brown, Frederick Seth 1946 HS ~ 22-Oct-2011 (Sept. 25, 1927 to Oct. 22, 2011) Seth passed away at his home in Borrego Springs after a brief illness with cancer. A third generation La Jollan, Seth was born in 1927 at Scripps Hospital to Austen Gould Brown and Annie Jessop Scripps. He attended LJ Elementary and high school, USC and graduated with honors from Pacific Coast Banking School University of Washington. He met his wife of 61 years, Lee Brown, the summer of 1946 and married at La Jolla Presbyterian Church in 1948. He began his banking career in 1950 when he joined First National Trust & Savings Bank of San Diego (now Union Bank). He retired as Executive V.P. and Director of California First Bank in 1982. In 1983, he became a Founding Director and President of Scripps Bank in La Jolla. Seth actively served his beloved La Jolla and San Diego skillfully his whole life by acting as past President/Director/Founder/ Member of La Jolla 20-30 Club, LJ Kiwanis Club, Ducks Unlimited, Green Foundation for Earth Science-Pacific Region, Wine & Food Society-LJ, Scripps Memorial Hospital, The Vault Inc., SD Marlin Club, De Anza Country Club and Borrego Community Health Foundation. News, Obit for Monday November 14, 2011. Seth and Lee moved to Borrego Springs in 1994 where they enjoyed the beautiful desert, time playing golf, attending The Christian Center and traveling. Seth will be remembered as an incredible fisherman, good golfer, hunter, great chef, man-on-the-go, eager to solve the needs of a community or organization, a big, tough man with a soft heart, good sense of humor and a twinkle in his eyes. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family who he was always willing to help in any way he could. Seth was preceded in death and joined in heaven with his wife, Lee Brown, and his brother Austen Tudor Brown. He is survived by his children Rick and Mila Brown of Kona, Hawaii, Judd and Mary Ann Brown of La Jolla and daughter Lynda Brown Payseur of Medford, Oregon, five grandchildren, Joseph and Leena Brown, Annemarie and Austen Brown, Seth Payseur and his sister Annie Brown Haynes of La Canada.
Burden, Jack S. 1946 JC ~ 31-Jan-2011 , 90, of Boulder, CO, passed peacefully into his next adventure while in his sleep. He was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, before moving to the states to attend the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, in 1936. During WWII, he was a Marine Corps instructor pilot on PBY Flying Boats in Corpus Christi, TX, and later deployed to the South Pacific and China as a DC-3 pilot. His love of flying never ceased, and Jack went skydiving at age 82, flew solo in a glider at 83, and co-piloted a Cessna at age 90. He graduated from Columbia University after his distinguished flying career in the military. After working in the Louisiana oil fields, and later opening a real estate office in Lafayette, Louisiana, he moved to Boulder and started Burden and Burks Realty in 1965. Jack finally retired from daily work in 2006 at age 83, where he was employed at NIST in Boulder. While at NIST he realized many employees lived in Longmont without adequate public transportation. With his contacts at RTD, he helped push through the creation of a Longmont-Boulder route. Hence the beginnings of the “J Bus”, named in honor of “Jack”. After retirement, he volunteered at Boulder Hospital, the Library, Safehouse, as a Spanish translator, and assisted in other organizations. Jack loved to dance, laugh, hike, read, and keep active. He was a compassionate man that lived his long and happy life filled with adventures and friendliness. He is survived by his 4 children, Carolyn “Colly” Geer, Stuart Burden, Cotton Burden (Joy) and Victoria Hurley (Michael). His 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and many friends cherish him with memories of laughter, many thought-provoking conversations, and peaceful love.
Burton, Robert S. 1946 HS ~ 09-May-1998
Cabell, COL Ben M., USA (Ret) 1946 JC ~ 18-Dec-2003 Army Medical Service Corps, died at the age of 75 on December 18, 2003 in San Antonio. He retired in 1984 with over 30 years of honorable service. His last assignment was Chief of Logistics, Health Services Command at Ft. Sam Houston. He served on combat duty in Korea and Vietnam. He also served at the Army Surgeon’s Office in Washington, D.C., Japan, France and Germany. Among his decorations were the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal and Combat Medical Badge. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute Junior College and the University of Texas at Austin with a BS degree in Pharmacy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virgie; daughter, Cathleen and her husband Peter Cramblet of Atlanta, GA.; sons, Ben R. and his wife, Susan of Columbia, SC., and Michael O. and his wife, Lynda of Boerne, TX; grandchildren, Courtney and her husband, Rob Waider, Tierney and her husband, Robert Springer, Gavin Cramblet, Wyatt Cramblet, Carolyn Cabell, Michael Cabell and Kristen Cabell; brother, Henry B. Cabell and wife, Peggy of Ft. Belvoir, VA.
Campbell, Jack D. 1946 JC ~ 06-Jan-1988
Carlisle, Wright L. 1946 JC ~ 01-Sep-2011 1927 to 2011 * Born in Dublin, Wright grew up in Ralls. After graduating from Texas Tech in 1949, he farmed and ranched in west Texas and New Mexico for over 25 years. Seeking more meaningful interaction in his life he returned to Tech to complete his master’s degree in Marriage & Family Counseling. He worked the remainder of his career as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor, running groups and programs in various clinics and hospitals. Wright, and his wife Mary, retired to Bandera in 1993, where he served on the Appraisal board and pursued his hobbies of reading, stone sculpture, travel and golf. Wright is survived by his wife Mary Conley; sons Mike Carlisle of Lubbock and his wife Dannie, and Keith Carlisle of Dallas; grandsons Scott Carlisle of Amarillo and his wife Darcy, and Skipper Carlisle of Ropesville and his wife Christal; great grandsons Zachary Carlisle of Amarillo, and Barrett and Cooper Carlisle of Ropesville; and Evonne Gordon of Lubbock, the mother of his sons. Wright loved books and was a strong supporter of the Library.
Carter, LTC Donn F., USA (Ret) 1946 HS ~ 24-Apr-2000 72, died April 24, 2000, in Durham, NC. Born in Ontario, Oregon, he retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service and was also a retired research scientist. Mr. Carter was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 919 in Camp Knox, KY; Khedive Temple of the Shrine; and the Washington Ship Model Society. Survivors include his wife, Joan D. Carter; a sister, Paula Murphy of Emmett, ID; and two nieces, Donna Baker and Pat Murphy, both of Seattle, WA.
Casner, James G. 1946 HS
Cole, Jerrold W. 1946 HS
Colter, Donald B. 1946 HS ~ 14-Jun-1995
Colvard, George T. 1946 HS ~ 14-Jan-2000
Cooper, Joe C. 1946 JC ~ 17-Aug-2016 89, formerly of Florence, died quietly at Friendship Village on Aug. 17, 2016, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier.Mr. Cooper was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1927 to Forrest and Myrtle – two schoolteachers and part-time farmers. He grew up surrounded by farmland and especially enjoyed riding his horse up to the hills overlooking the Rio Grande. His parents both rose to management roles in local school districts. At an early age, he displayed what might best be called the “playful” side of his personality by locking his teacher in a closet while his classmates roared in delight. At 16, after more than a few disappointing report cards, he entered New Mexico Military Institute, where he learned to play the saxophone, was on the varsity basketball team and most importantly, became a bit more studious and discreet with his playful antics.In 1950 he graduated from New Mexico State University, where he majored in agriculture and ran into Anne Irving, the homecoming queen. Shortly after their marriage, he served in the Army and was sent to serve in the Korean War. When he returned he found a son, Cortis, waiting for him. The young family moved to Florence, where they owned a 1,200-acre farm for the next four decades and had two more children, Brent and Pam. During those years, he won numerous awards as an innovating farmer, served in leadership roles and various farming organizations and was the choir master at the Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, he especially loved dodging thunderstorms and mountains in his airplane. In the early 1990s they sold the farm and moved back to El Paso, and he volunteered with a Christian group in India that helped cotton farmers improve their crops. In 2008 he suffered his first stroke, prompting the move to Friendship Village. He rapidly became known for his sense of humor, playfulness and passion for winning at Microsoft Hearts.He is survived by his wife of 67 years, his son Cortis and his daughter Pam.
Cox, Willard R., Jr. 1946 HS
Currie, Edwin Coleman 1946 HS ~ 19-Feb-2012 84, of Lovingston, died on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at his residence. Born on August 6, 1927, Coleman descended from Hawes Coleman, who was an early settler of Nelson County in the late 1700’s. He was a Veteran of World War II and Korea and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Anne Coleman Currie; daughters, Clara C. O’Bannon and Terry, Pettis E. Vandernoot and Ken and Margaret C. Bailey and Doug; grandchildren, Carrie Gumm and Daniel, Robbie Jones, Lindy Campbell and Chris, Stephen Bailey; and seven great-grandchildren.
Daniel, John E. 1946 JC
Davison, Orrin H., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 18-May-2014 85, of Portola Valley, CA, passed away at home on May 18, 2014. Dave was born on March 27, 1929, in San Francisco and he grew up in Hillsborough. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and went to Stanford University, where he met Virginia Burroughs, the love of his life. After graduating and serving in the Korean War, Dave married Ginny on April 15, 1952. They eventually settled in Portola Valley, where they raised their four children, Susan Barb, Kathleen Hayes, Mike Davison and Scott Davison. Dave was a successful entrepreneur, and founded several companies including VentureStream, Iconix, and Zytron. Dave was also active in AYSO soccer with his sons, and community theater and charitable events with Ginny. He served on the Board of Directors of Sharon Heights Country Club and helped found the Cardiac Therapy Foundation. He was an avid snow skier and golfer well into his later years and he was an intrepid traveler, both with Ginny and with their grandchildren. Dave had an amazing love of life and boundless intellectual curiosity which led him to connect to people in all walks of life. He was especially proud of being a grandfather. He told endless stories and sang wonderful songs to his grandchildren, and loved them unreservedly, travelling the world with each of them as they graduated high school. Dave is survived by his four children and their spouses; his grandchildren, Sarah Barb Brewsaugh and Brian Barb, Molly Hayes Mahler, Danielle and Shannon Hayes, Kristen, Melissa and Matthew Davison, and Adam, Joseph, Jacob and Samuel Davison. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Maura Davison, his son-in-law Charles Barb, his sister Nancy Conway, his parents Orrin Davison, Sr. and Helen McCabe Burton Davison, and his wife, Ginny.
Decker, Robert Dale 1946 HS ~ 01-Jan-1975
DeLapp, William C., III 1946 HS ~ 01-Mar-1968
DeVaney, Jesse U., Jr. 1946 JC ~ 21-Jun-2008 Was born in Douglas, Arizona on February 23, 1928 to Jesse Ulysses De Vaney and Myrtle Elsie Hughes De Vaney. His family included two sisters, Frances and JoAnn, and one brother, Harold. Jesse grew up in Douglas. After graduating from Douglas High School, he went to Roswell, New Mexico where he attended and later graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1946. Jesse transferred the University of Arizona where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also met Betty Jo Coffey while attending U of A and they were married on December 3, 1948 in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Jesse and Betty would have celebrated their 60th Anniversary in December. They have three children, Jess III, Cindy, and Mary as well as seven grandchildren including, Matt, Rebecca, Emily, Michael, Chris, Carina, and Chrissy. They also have two great grandchildren, Alexander and Ainsley. Jesse served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and left the service with the rank of First Lieutenant. He worked in various jobs for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson and the Southern Pacific Railroad in Deming, New Mexico. But it was higher education that would become his passion. He completed his Master’s Degree in Education from the U of A where he also taught. In 1956, Jesse was offered a teaching position in 1956 at Eastern Arizona College where he taught Business courses. He was later promoted to Registrar, then Dean of Admissions. He served as Vice President while overseeing the operation of the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe. Jesse later returned to Thatcher where he served as Director of Research and Development. He also worked with Native American Tribes to develop educational programs to prepare Native American students to attend college courses. In 1974, Jesse was named EAC Man of the Year. He was dedicated to EAC where he stayed for 37 years until he retired. Jesse loved gardening and was an avid storyteller. He was a Mason for over 50 years and served as Worshipful Master of Safford Lodge #16 F & AM in 1974. Jesse was active in church while living in Safford. He served as Trustee for the First Baptist Church in Safford and later served in leadership roles at the Church at Safford. Jesse entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2008.
Dickie, William C. “Charles” 1946 HS ~ 08-Apr-2016
Dixon, George L., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 27-Aug-2009 Passed away at home early on Thursday, August 27, 2009. He had battled COPD courageously for eleven years. Husband to one, father to four, grandfather to eight, uncle to twelve, brother to one, physician, inventor, author and friend to so many. He is already missed. George is survived by Margery, his loving wife of 56 years; sister Sally Dixon Weiner of New York City; children, Wes Dixon and his wife Karen of Leawood, Kansas, Martha Lange and her husband Mark of Granger, Indiana, Jennifer Hamilton and her husband David of Morgan Hill, California, and Amy Dixon of Albuquerque. He had eight grandchildren; Kate, Liz, Brian, Sarah, Megan, John, Jonathan, and Lynda. George was born in 1928 in Burlington, Iowa to Ellen and George Dixon and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He followed in his father’s footsteps and studied medicine at the University of Iowa where he met the love of his life, Margery. They married and he enlisted to take his medical residency in the U.S. Army. Over the next eleven years he and Margery saw the world and built a wonderful family with four children, three dogs and a parakeet. In 1966, they all settled in Albuquerque where he practiced orthopedic surgery until he retired in 1989. He was the inventor of videocycle (1983) and author of Exercise a la Carte (1994). In 2009, he was a recipient of The Rev. Hugh A. Cooper Award for superior healthcare delivery and service to the community
Donahue, James P. 1946 JC
Dreyfuss, Melvin 1946 HS ~ 21-May-2007 Mel Passed away May 21st, 2007 in Santa Barbara. He is survived by his wife Maidy, sons Larry (Sheila) and Stan (Stephanie), daughters Deborah (John), Cindy and Jody (Lauren), 12 grandchildren and honorary daughter Telma. Born April 8th, 1928 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Ida and Julian Dreyfuss. Brother to Julie (Dan) Judd and the late Stanley Dreyfuss. Mel attended the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, a cavalry school, where he first began his love for horses. He then volunteered, during WWII, to serve his country, becoming a 2nd Lieutenant with the United States Marines. He returned to study at the University of New Mexico and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Then, he moved to Southern California in the early 1950’s. In the 1960’s he became involved in the garment industry and was later joined by business partner Sandy Goner, manufacturing ladies sportswear and later, dresses. He and his wife moved to Solvang, California in 1990, where they have been breeding and showing award winning Peruvian horses. During his retirement they traveled extensively throughout the world, often with their close group of travel friends (AKA the S—-k troop). Mel delighted friends and family with his anecdotes his amazing sense of humor and his ability to tell a tale like nobody else. He was loved dearly and his joyful and mischievous spirit will be missed by all.
Dudley, John R. “JR”, Jr. 1946 JC ~ 02-Jul-2013 died Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was born to Russell and Mary Dudley on September 23, 1927 and lived a full life of love and dedication to God, family, community, and country. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Maudine Thrash Dudley, five children and eight grandchildren: John and Julia Dudley of Raleigh, N.C., Liz Dudley of Meridian, Ben and Mary Dudley of Scooba – Sarah, Anna, Libba and Jeana), Denise and Paul Roberts of Meridian – Russell and Abby, and Joanna and Joe Hebert of Hurst, Texas – Jennifer and Jessica. J.R. was a 1949 graduate of Mississippi State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. J.R. taught at East Mississippi Community College where he served as Baptist Student Union director. He was a lifelong resident of Kemper County where he owned and operated Lazy D cattle farm with his son, Ben. J.R. faithfully served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Scooba Baptist Church for over 60 years. He was an active member of Mississippi Farm Bureau serving as president of Kemper County Farm Bureau for more than 29 years. He was also a member of the Cattleman’s Association, the Soil and Water Conservation District, school board member and numerous other community organizations often in leadership roles. If ever there was a man who lived what he said he believed, it was J.R. Dudley. He was a man of integrity, honesty, dedication, wisdom, commitment and perseverance. His life was a testimony of his love for the Lord and his unswerving faith and assurance of salvation through Christ. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as one who truly believed in the hope of eternity with Christ Jesus.
Dunn, William P., Jr. 1946 HS
Edwards, William C. 1946 HS ~ 19-Feb-2017 a wonderful husband, father and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Atherton, California on Sunday, February 19, 2017, where he lived for 61 years. Bill was born on September 9, 1928, to Leland and Katherine Edwards in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach, California. He attended local public schools until leaving home at 15 to attend the New Mexico Military Institute. After high school Bill enrolled at Stanford University, joined the Beta house and graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. He completed his education at Harvard University in 1953, receiving a graduate degree with distinction from Harvard Business School. He returned to Southern California and took a position at Standard Oil of California, a decision that led to his transfer to Northern California and the start of a career change. In 1959, after a short time with Lionel D. Edie & Co., Bill joined close friend John Bryan to form Bryan & Edwards, a private venture capital investment firm that played an important role in the launching of the venture capital industry. Over the next 50 years Bill helped entrepreneurs start and manage many of Silicon Valley’s great companies. He served on several corporate boards including Boole & Babbage, Hambrecht & Quist, Trust Company of the West, Western Atlas and Octel Communications. Bill’s life passion was to protect our freedoms, which he pursued as a member of the Executive Committee of the Hoover Institution, a group he strongly believed in. He served as Trustee emeritus of Deerfield Academy and Scripps College. He supported the San Francisco Symphony as a member of their Board of Governors, served as President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and sat on the board of the National Venture Capital Association. He served several years as Director and Treasurer of Population Action International and was a member of the Advisory Board and the Associates Committee of the Center for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He was a founding Director of Opportunity Capital Corporation, a minority small business investment company. Bill was an avid golfer and loved playing with his friends and family. He was a charter member of the Spyglass Hills Golf Course, an active member of the Menlo Country Club, the Cypress Point Golf Club where he served four years as Club President and the San Francisco Golf Club. He also enjoyed the Palo Alto Club, The Bohemian Club and his Hillbillie campmates at the Bohemian Grove. Along with his exciting professional career, Bill was equally active with family and friends. In 1954 Bill married Bette Cree Edwards. They raised four children: Will, Cree (Jennifer), Paul (Silvia) and Kathy until Bette’s passing in 1978. In 1983, Bill married Barbara Haag Edwards and they raised two daughters, Kristin Gray and Dr. Kate Gray (David Pyle). He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, his children, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bill’s brother, Paul, died in 1944 while serving in the U.S. Navy. Bill was a passionate patriot and a man of the highest integrity who loved his family dearly. We miss him.
Elbert, Frederick J., Jr. 1946 JC
Elliott, James R., Jr. 1946 JC ~ 13-Nov-2008 of Rogers, Ark., died on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, surrounded by family. His wife of 59 years, Ann Carmichael Elliott survives him. Jim was born to parents James R. And Hilda Salm Elliott on Aug. 10, 1927, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended public schools in Houston, Texas, was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, N. M., and served in the U. S. Army with honorable discharge. He met Ann Carmichael of Houston, Texas, while attending the University of Texas at Austin. They were married on Aug. 27, 1949. Jim graduated with a degree in geology and petroleum engineering from UT-Austin in 1950. He worked in various West Texas oil areas, including Abilene, where Ann and Jim raised their family, before moving to Bentonville, Ark., in 1971 to join Wal-Mart. He served as the first vice president of Human Resources with Sam Walton, and later retired in Rogers, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilda and James Elliott of Houston, Texas; brother David and wife Mary Dee Elliott of Bay City, Texas; in-laws Tirzah and William Carmichael of Houston, Texas; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Carmichael of Houston, Texas. Survivors include his wife Ann of the home; son, Jimmy and wife Patti Elliott of New York City, N. Y.; daughter, Susan and husband Bill Underwood of Dallas, Texas; four granddaughters, Bianca, Lydia, Paige and Arden Elliott; five grandsons, Mark and wife Heather leclair, Doug leclair and fiancé Pearl Tucker, and Matthew, Grant and Adam Underwood. He is survived by two brothers-in-law, Pat and wife Jamie Carmichael of Las Vegas, Nev., and John D. “Mickey”Carmichael of Houston, Texas. Jim also is survived by a niece and six nephews, Carol Ann, Patrick, Thomas and William Carmichael, and David, John and Jeff Elliott, and their respective spouses and families, as well as many treasured friends, from his days growing up in Houston, and days spent at NMMI, UT, and in Abilene and Northwest Arkansas, and those friends who have joined him in countless rounds of golf for the past 70-plus years.
Ellsworth, Robert L. 1946 HS ~ 04-Apr-1999
Farmer, Jr., James E. 1946 HS ~ 17-Jan-2018 89, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Midland Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on November 9, 1928 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the eldest of three children, to James and Marvel Farmer. He spent his childhood on a ranch in Hagerman, Idaho, where he developed a love for animals. Jim graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute and received his undergraduate degree in Animal Husbandry from the University of Idaho. While there, he was the captain of the swim team and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Following graduation, he served in the Korean War as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Infantry from January 1951 to August 1952. Upon returning home, he married his college sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Helen Hays. They raised three children together, Kit (Empson), Bo (Farmer), and Mary Anne (Benton). Jim ranched with his father for two and a half years and served as a Special Forces Captain in the US Army Reserves before returning to school at Utah State University where he earned a Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition. After graduation, he began his career as a computer engineer working for Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, Computer Science Corporation in Kennewick, Washington, and Texas Instruments in Austin and Dallas, Texas and Cornwall, New York. Jim’s proudest professional achievement was helping develop the guidance system for the Tomahawk missile. Jim and Helen retired in 1992 to Mabank, Texas, where they enjoyed 24 years living on the lake as “Grandad and Nana.” Jim’s passions in life were family, snow skiing, sailing, and water skiing, so he spent his retirement enjoying these activities with his family. In 2016, Jim and Helen moved to Midland to be closer to family. Jim will be remembered for his integrity and honor as well as being a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Eugene and Marvel Hill Farmer; and his sister, Patricia West. He is survived by his wife, Helen Farmer of Midland; his brother, Garry Farmer and his wife Sandra, of Valley Center, California; his daughter, Kit Empson and her husband Richard of Hico, Texas; his son, Bo Farmer and his wife Susan of Midland, Texas; his daughter, Mary Anne Benton and her husband Greg of Midland, Texas; and his eight grandchildren, their spouses, and four great-grandchildren: Brooke and Matt Mahaffey, Katie and Drew Winston, J.D. Benton, Alex Empson, Ariel Watson, Adam Watson, Christopher Empson, Hays Farmer, Tukker and Brekkon Mahaffey, and Ella and Graham Winston.
Finck, Edward R., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 15-Dec-2010 Died peacefully Dec. 15, 2010. Finck, 81, was born Sept. 10, 1929, in San Antonio, and was a lifetime resident of San Antonio, until May 2009. He attended St. Anthony School, Central Catholic High School, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. After attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he received his B.S. from St. Mary’s University and his J. D. From the University of Texas Law School. He practiced law with the San Antonio District Attorney’s office before serving for many years as a partner with the San Antonio law firm, Clemens & Spencer. A devoted Catholic all his life, he was a founding member of the Serra Club, and active with the Oblate Associates, Knights of Columbus and Knights of St. Gregory. After retiring, he did legal consulting with the Sisters of Divine Providence. He also served as a regular lector and Eucharistic minister for St. John the Evangelist parish. Finck was also a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, Texas State Bar, the German Club, and the Order of the Alamo. He enjoyed following local and national politics, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and participating in various church activities. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Amalie Traeger Finck; and his sister, Mary Anne Finck Graney. He is survived by his daughter, the Rev. Susan Finck-Lockhart; son-in-law, Dr. William H. Lockhart; his four grandchildren, Lydia Clare Finck Lockhart, Karl mccabe Finck Lockhart, Kurt Traeger Finck Lockhart and Maria Annelise Finck Lockhart; his brother, H.W. Finck; sister-in-law, Hilda Delepiani Finck; brother-in-law, Judge Charles Graney; and eleven nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the employees at alzcare for their patient and heartfelt care during the last season of his life.
Fletcher, Charles F. 1946 HS
Forbes, Arthur L., III 1946 HS ~ 27-Oct-2008 was born in Houston on the 3rd of September 1928 to the late Arthur Lee Forbes II and Corinne Mayfield Forbes and departed this world on Monday afternoon, the 27th of October 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nita, and is survived by their children, Arthur Lee Forbes IV, Corinne Lee Forbes, Tricia Lee Forbes Campbell and husband Rex, and their daughter Terra Katherine Campbell. He is also survived by his daughter from his first marriage, Dana Diane Forbes, and her son William Merrem Forbes. Art’s survivors also include his sister, Patricia Forbes; his niece, Jeanine Jones Elster and husband Allen Elster, and their children Allen William, Patricia Elizabeth and Martha Jane Elster; his nephew, Carver Hamilton Jones and his children Cameron and Paige Jones; his cousins, Delitha and Bob Lane, Mary Alice Stewart, Harold and Marie Meyer, Joan Miles; and dear friend, Mark Kuebler. He was also preceded in death by his nephew, the late Lee Forbes Jones; his niece, the late Janis Patricia Jones; and his cousins, the late Margie and Burdette Keeland, Betty Scott Cahill, Ruth Scott Holmes Jordan, Martha Ann and Bill Finnegan, Martha Shaw Hafkemeyer, John Scott Stewart; and beloved friend, the late Cecil Haden. Art was a man of great dignity and unwavering loyalty. Underlying his many accomplishments was a clear, determined drive. He served his country as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. His strong devotion to the Marine Corps’s principles and traditions were a guiding light throughout his life. Art received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. While holding a job during the day, he went to law school at night and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law. Art practiced law with the firm Shapiro, Forbes and Cox for many years; he was General Counsel for Bay-Houston Towing Co., President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of Mensa, and co-founded the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston. He leaves behind many memories of strength, fairness and courage. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Patricia Pratka and Darlene Torrez for their love and unfailing support over the many years.
Franusich, Raymond M. 1946 HS ~ 01-Apr-2004
Gainer, William L. 1946 HS
Galloway, 1LT C. Rench 1946 JC
Gaulden, CAPT Roy D., Jr., USN (Ret) 1946 JC ~ 09-Feb-2016
Gleaves, Melvin Pat 1946 JC ~ 20-May-1967
Glover, Homer G. 1946 HS
Gottlieb, Sidney S., Jr. 1946 HS
Grant, Danny L. 1946 HS ~ 03-Mar-2013 84 years of age, having enjoyed a long and successful career as Copy, Wire, then News Editor at the Shreveport Times and having lived a gratifying personal life as an avid reader, world traveler, gardener, and bowler, passed away at the Overton-Brooks VA Medical Center on March 03, 2013. Danny was a native of Corpus Christi, and a long-time resident of Shreveport and then Keatchie, Louisiana, upon retirement. His remarkable depth of character, sharp wit, unflappable good nature, and enviable memory garnered him a devoted family and many loyal friends. Danny was preceded in death by his beautiful and talented wife, Billie Harris Grant, his father, Lloyd E. Grant, his mother, Sophia Grant Wentworth, and his brother Edward Lee Grant. He is survived by his sister Elaine Kane and husband, Bob, his sister Sandra Petty and husband, Steve, his brother Bill Wentworth and wife, Jeannie, his sister-in-law Marlene Grant, his sister-in-law, Jean Wilson, his step-son, Daniel Lloyd Moore, and wife, Susan; his step-daughter, Nita Palermo, and husband, Carl. Danny is also survived by grandchildren James Moore and family, Robert Duncan and family, Lisa Wykel and family, step-grandchildren Stephen Palermo and family, and Shannon Wright and family, plus a host of nieces and nephews. Danny’s faithful fur-friend, Lolita, also survives Danny, and will be lost without his unfailing and caring welcome after each of her long, unwarranted absences. The family would like to thank those who provided professional care to Danny, at both the Rose View Nursing Home and the Overton-Brooks VA Medical Center. The family owes a deep debt of gratitude to step-son, Danny Moore, who was Danny Grant’s primary caregiver over the years, to sister-in-law and friend, Jean Wilson, and to neighbor and friend, Andy Loftus, all of whom gladly performed countless acts of kindness on Danny’s behalf.
Green, Frederick C., Jr. 1946 JC ~ 13-Apr-2015
Greenwald, Isadore Beau 1946 HS ~ 23-Jul-2008
Guenther, Rhodes B. 1946 JC ~ 03-Jan-2003
Haberkorn, Arnold “Jack” 1946 HS of Bowling Green died Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. Born on March 26, 1928, the Camden, Ark., native was the son of the late Arnold H. Haberkorn Sr. and Helen Haberkorn Ong. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Russell Tobin Haberkorn. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Col. Haberkorn was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He received his MBA from Ohio State University, graduated the New Mexico Military Institute and attended The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was a member of and past president of the Military Officers Association and the Bowling Green Warren County Arts Commission. He was a former president and board member of the Public Theatre of Kentucky, past president and board member of the Bowling Green-Western Kentucky University Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Mid-Century Literary Club. Funeral services are scheduled for noon Friday at Christ Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, also at the church. Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Russell of Bowling Green; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Hale, Gerald F. 1946 HS ~ 01-May-1973
Halsey, John W., Jr. 1946 JC ~ 18-Jun-2014 86, of Lubbock passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, with his sons at this side. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, June 26, 1927, to John W. Halsey, Sr., and Francis Halsey. He had one sibling, Arnett Halsey, who died as a young woman many years ago. He attended school in Lubbock from grade school to Lubbock High but graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1945. John served two stints in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted at the age of eighteen in Sept., 1945, completing basic training but being discharged in Aug., 1946, due to the end of WWII in 1945. He was called up from active reserve and re-enlisted on Feb. 15, 1951. He served on the amphibious attack transport ship the U.S.S. Menard (APA 201) during the Korean War. His primary duties were storekeeping; when at battle quarters he helped crew a 5 38 cannon. While on a tour of the Far East his ship participated in the amphibious assault feint at Wonsan, Korea, during the summer of 1951. One of his most enduring memories was witnessing the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey firing on targets at Wonsan. He was close enough to see the massive 16 shells in mid-air. He was separated from active service May 22, 1952, and honorably discharged with the rank of Storekeeper, Third Class, and effective Aug. 21, 1954. He received the China Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon with (1) Star, and the United Nations Service Medal. Upon return from Navy service he completed his degree, receiving a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas in 1955. While attending U.T. he met and dated Gail Shook of Plainview, Texas. They were married Dec. 23, 1952, and lived happily together raising three boys until her untimely passing June 23, 1979. John’s family was in the drugstore business starting in 1925 when his father opened John Halsey Drugstore in downtown Lubbock. His uncle, Mark Halsey, was also a prominent Lubbock drugstore owner. In 1955 John Jr. opened his own store in Monterey Center where he did business for many years until moving across the street to 50th and Canton in 1987. There he continued in business until 1997. The last John Halsey store, John Halsey Pharmacy, at St. Mary’s Hospital, closed in 2007. All told, John Halsey Drugstores and Pharmacies served Lubbock continuously for 82 years. He and his father always attributed any success they may have had to friends, customers, and wonderful employees. John was an avid fisherman. He loved river and stream trout fishing in the Rockies. He also enjoyed bird hunting, occasional deer hunting, and was a life-long shooter and life member of the N.R.A. John was a great follower of Texas Tech athletics and a long-time season ticket holder for both football and basketball. He was a dedicated Red Raider Club member and supporter. His charities included Wounded Warrior Project, M.D. Anderson Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Smile Train, and Texas Tech University. He is survived by his sons, Patrick, Mark, and Russell, along with Russell’s wife, Regina Marshall Halsey, all of Lubbock, Texas.
Hamon, Jake L., Jr. 1946 HS
Hardin, John R. 1946 JC ~ 13-Oct-2008 82, born El Paso, Texas, April 30, 1926. Grew up on a cattle ranch in S. E. New Mexico with his early pioneer family. Graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. Veteran of WWII, Navy, U.S.S. General W. A. Mann, 1944 and 1945. Passed away at Premier Hospice in Glendale. Previously lived at Village Oaks Assisted Living in Glendale. Survivors include families of daughter Victoria Aubrey, daughter Patti Purdum, and sons Gregory Hardin, of Arizona, David Cotton of California, and Steven Cotton of Hawaii, five grandchildren and 10 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Mr. Hardin was Assistant Superintendent of Deer Valley when he retired after working in the Arizona School Systems for approximately 25 years.
Hartwell, Moreland Louis 1946 HS ~ 17-Feb-2004
Heilfron, Jacques 1946 JC ~ 27-Dec-2008
Hester, Clinton Edward 1946 JC
Heyde, Col Richard R. “Dick”, USAF (Ret) 1946 HS ~ 02-Dec-2012 Richard was born to Albert “Pete” and Helen (Reimers) Heyde on December 20, 1927 in Grand Island, Nebraska. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and then attended University of Arizona before being commissioned into the US Air Force on October 28, 1950. He retired from the US Air Force after 30 years of service and moved back to Bryan in 1978. Richard met the love of his life Joan (Tuck) Heyde while being stationed at Bryan Air Base and they married on July 17, 1954. Together they were members of the First United Methodist Church of Bryan. Richard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan of Bryan; daughter, Rycca Pilling of Pearland; and granddaughters, Payton Joan Pilling and Madison Anne Pilling”
Hill, Ernest M., Jr. 1946 HS
Hillger, Marvin L. 1946 HS ~ 27-Sep-2018 90, passed away September 27, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. Marvin was born June 14, 1928, in Hot Springs, New Mexico, to Herman and Daisy Hillger. Marvin is survived by his daughter Carol Hillger; granddaughter Cassie Nesbitt and great-granddaughter Mackynzie; granddaughter Whitney Brown, her husband Caleb and great-grandson Jett, all of Lubbock, Texas. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife Joan, his son Scott, his brother Dave, and his parents. Marvin attended New Mexico Military Institute for high school and then the University of New Mexico. He returned home to join the family business, Hillger Oil Company. He soon met the cute girl across the street and began a life of love and adventure. Marvin and Joan were partners in life, love, business, and certainly adventure. Whether driving across the US or travelling around the globe, Marvin and Joan loved to go places together. However, their favorite and best adventure was pouring themselves into the lives of their granddaughters, leaving a lasting legacy for their family. In 1970, they moved to Las Cruces, but Marvin’s favorite place was Elephant Butte Lake. He loved to fish and spent hours patiently pulling water skiers and all the kids on boogie boards. Evenings were spent under the beautiful stars on the deck of the lake house or around the domino table with his family, laughing the night away. Although Marvin lived the last years of his life in Texas, his heart was always in New Mexico.
Hixson, Calvin Loren 1946 HS ~ 09-Jun-2006
Hoffmann, Charles Wells 1946 HS ~ 01-Jun-1976
Holt, William E. 1946 HS ~ 21-Jan-2005
Hord, Douglas B. 1946 HS
Howell, Hilton H. 1946 JC
Hughes, COL Robert Burnett, USA (Ret) 1946 JC ~ 18-Oct-2010 83, husband of the late Carolyn Anderson Hughes, of Mt. Pleasant, SC and formerly of Melbourne, Florida passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010. Arrangements by J Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel. Col. Hughes was born August 1, 1927 in Panama Canal Zone, Panama. He was the son of the late Oliver Wendell Hughes and Lydia Mae Burnett Hughes. He was a 1950 graduate of West Point and received his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A & M. He served in the United States Army for thirty years and also retired from the Port of New Orleans. He was a member of Prince of Peace Anglican Church in Melbourne, FL. He is survived by his children, Robin Gordon and her husband, Eddie, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Carolyn Hall and her husband, Terry, of Pampa, TX, and Robert Anderson Hughes of Mesquite, TX; five grandchildren, Lara Gordon Barnett and her husband, Jason, of Hanahan, SC, Kati Virginia Gordon of Clemson, SC, Lt. Marshall Brodie Hall of Ft. Sill, OK, Clayton Terry Hall of Dallas, TX and Tyler Robert Hall of Denton, TX.
Hunefeld, Robert G 1946 HS ~ 31-May-2016 May 7, 1928 – May 31, 2016 – Robert Gene Hunefeld was born to Ruth Chase and William G. “Billy” Hunefeld in Phoenix, AZ on May 7, 1928. The family moved to Stockton, CA when Robert was two years old and he passed away May 31, 2016 after a long illness in Stockton, his hometown for 86 years. He attended Stockton High School and played Tarzan football. During his junior year, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute. Robert returned to Stockton and at the age 17 years, joined the U.S. Navy with some friends on St. Valentine’s Day. They forever after referred to themselves as a “Valentine’s Gift” to the Navy. Robert was assigned to the Special Services and stationed at Port Lyautey, French Morocco as a teletypeinterceptor of Russian codes. After a two year stint, Robert returned to Stockton where he met Athalia “Tot” Genetti. They were married in August of 1949 at the Old St. Mary’s Church. Robert joined his father in business. Later, he took it over and had a hand in it to the very end. Robert inherited and admired his father’s vision. He capably expanded the family business, from announcing wrestlers and boxers at the Stockton Civic Auditorium, managing the Kingdon Drag Strip, and the 99 Speedway. He established RG Concessions and opened the Bottle n’ Cork liquor stores with his brother-in-law Morvin Genetti. Robert was a North Stockton Rotarian member for 59 years, a past president, a board member as well as the recipient and donator of multiple Paul Harris Fellow Awards. He and Tot traveled with the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary and Robert played on fabulous courses across the U.S., Europe and Asia while garnering many Rotarian pen pals. He loved his golf and had three dreams come true: playing at the Los Angeles Country Club, playing at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, CA with his son and friends, and getting that hole-in-one at the Brookside Country Club.Tot and Robert went on great cruises with family and friends. They loved to dance and enjoyed many years with the No-Host Saturday Niters. Tot and Robert looked forward to the yearly gatherings of the “Marching and Chowder Society”. Robert was a loyal follower of Bill W. For 38 years and helped many others along the way. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, dear brother Bill, Jr., Sister Bette, and sadly by his daughter, Lisa. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Tot; adored son Chris and wife Georgette; grandchildren Annalise and Sam Delano, Allie and Billy Hunefeld; all of whom Papa loved so much along with many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.
Hunter, Charles S. 1946 HS
Ingber, Peter S. 1946 HS ~ 24-Feb-2009 in Loving Memory California native Peter Sexton Ingber passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on February 24, 2009. He was 80 years old. Peter was born to Ruth and Irving Ingber in San Francisco, November 12, 1928. He grew up in San Mateo, attended San Mateo High School and New Mexico Military Institute, received his bachelors from UC Berkeley (member of Zeta Psi, Iota Chapter) and his masters from UC Davis. After graduate school, Peter worked in real estate. Peter and his brother Philip Ingber established Alpha Land Company in 1958. John Griffin joined the two brothers and they had many successful years building residential and commercial projects throughout the Bay Area. The three later established Trinity Investment Company in Los Gatos. For the last five years of his life, Peter truly loved his work and friends at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. He was an accomplished horseman, fisherman and private pilot. Peter enjoyed travel, reading, music, cooking, gardening and movies. Throughout his life, he went to Tsuniah Lake, B.C. for family fishing trips. He traveled throughout Europe for business, pleasure and a wedding. His roses were colorful and fragrant, his lamb was full of spice, and the volume of his favorite operas was always turned up very high, and his recall on movies uncanny. Peter thoroughly appreciated a good sense of humor. Up until the moment he passed away, he was a master at making people laugh. His charitable contributions were personal and numerous. Most of all, Peter loved his family and close friends. He will be missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents, and Sister Nancy Ingber Brown. He is survived by: his companion and wife, Sarah Loring Ingber of Los Altos; brother Philip Ingber of Los Altos; son Jonathan Ingber of Murphy’s; daughter Catherine Ingber of San Francisco; daughter Jennifer McKee of Thousand Oaks; daughter Elizabeth Bussian of Durango, CO; daughter Maria Reynolds of Costa Mesa; son Christopher Ingber of Mesa, AZ; stepdaughter Katherine Taylor of Los Altos; grandchildren Chelsea and Kyle Ingber, Caitlin, Anna and Elisabeth McKee, Peter and Isabella Bussian, Catherine and Christopher Reynolds, and Lily and Julia Taylor.
Ingle, Clyde W., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 04-Mar-2011 passed away on March 4, 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK. Clyde was born November 4, 1928 to Ava and Clyde Ingle, Sr., in St. Louis, Mo. Clyde attended Wilson Elementary, Harding Jr. High, and New Mexico Military Institute for High School. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1951. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean conflict and was adjutant of the 35th Quartermaster Battalion stationed in Ludwigsburg, Germany. In 1952 he was discharged from the Army and moved to Dallas where he met Joann St. John. They married in 1953 and had two daughters, Kathleen and Mary Louise. He began his business career with Glenn Advertising which led him to Lone Star Brewery of Oklahoma City, which he managed for 5 years. In 1967 he went with Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Where he was president for 18 years. From 1955 – 1983 Clyde was active in many civic organizations, Oklahoma City Chapter of the Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, Sirloin Club, Southwest American Livestock Foundation, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president and Chairman. He served on the board of Presbyterian Health Foundation, Dean McGee Eye Institute, and the Sunbeam Home. He also was an active member of the Fortune Club. Clyde enjoyed golf, boating at Grand Lake with his family, and watching sunsets with Joann in Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Joann Ingle; daughters, Kathie and husband Jerry, Mary and husband Jonathan; his grandchildren, Mary Beth Greer, David Price, Daniel Price, Jacob Steinberg, Samuel Steinberg, Matthew Steinberg; and great-grandchildren, Rachael Ann and Rebecca Marie; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his four sisters, Mafalde Scott, Marguerite Kennedy, Louise Hofflander, Jonnie Lee Stewart; and by his grandson-in-law, Shan Greer.
Jacobson, Joseph C. 1946 HS
Johns, Charles H., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 11-Apr-2014 a Petroleum Landman, formerly from Denver, CO died April 11, 2014. Mr. Johns was born in Tulsa, OK on September 18, 1928. He graduated from high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. He served in the Korean War and was a Tribal Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. He married Margaret Hannon on February 11, 1956. Survivors include his wife; daughter Jennifer Olstad (Peter) of Denver, CO; daughter Janelle Shaughnessy of Jackson, MI; daughter Julie Johns of Chandler, AZ; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Karrenbrock, Milton F. 1946 JC ~ 16-Jun-2013 85, a lifelong native of Wichita Falls and descendant of the Friberg community pioneers, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, in the chapel at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Goodrich officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2013, at the funeral home. Mr. Karrenbrock was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to I.W. and Estelle Karrenbrock. He retired from Merrill Lynch in 1986 as Vice Pesident of the Wichita Falls office. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Faith Masonic Lodge, the Maskat Shrine Temple and a former member of the Downtown Optimist Club. Karrenbrock was preceded in death by his parents, I.W. and Estelle. A devoted family man, Karrenbrock is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shyrlee P. Karrenbrock also of Wichita Falls; four daughters Analee Griffin and husband Tom of Katy, Texas; Ellen Rose and husband Jack of Grapevine, Texas; Nanette Blacklock and husband Jeff of Wichita Falls, Texas; Laura Elia and husband Randy of Dallas; sister, Janet Richter and husband Robert of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren Sarah Griffin Covey, Jennifer Griffin Lengyel, Melissa Griffin, Ben Blacklock, Kaleb Blacklock, Spencer Blacklock, Allison Rose, Preston Rose, Noah Elia and Maya Elia.
Keller, Edward Cahoon 1946 JC
Kelly, O. Tracy 1946 JC ~ 12-Sep-2012 Oklahoma lost a longtime leader this week with the passing of Tracy Kelly at age 85. Kelly was Chairman of the Board of SpiritBank, a bank his father helped to build in Bristow, Oklahoma. Kelly was a lifelong banker after serving four years as 1st Lt. USAR Artillery in Korea. He was a past director and member of the Defense Orientation Conference Association in Washington D.C. He also had a long and distinguished record in public service and leadership in Oklahoma. He was past President of the Bristow Rotary Club; Bristow Chamber of Commerce; Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, where he also served as Director; Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce; Oklahoma Council of Economic Education; and Oklahoma Bankers Association, where he was also past Chairman. Kelly was a member of the Governing council of the American Bankers Association; Founding Director and Treasurer of the Mid America Automated Clearing House in Kansas City; Bristow Industrial Authority; Creek County Industrial Authority; and Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration in Washington D.C. Kelly also believed in and made significant contributions in higher education. He served on the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges; was Past Chairman on the Board of Regents for Rogers State College; was Past Chairman, Board of Trustees for the University of the Ozarks; and Founding Board Member of Central Vocational Technical School in Drumright. Kelly was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico where he was a two time commander of cadets; earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Oklahoma; did post graduate work at Harvard; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of the Ozarks. In a message to the family, Governor Mary Fallin said, “I am so sorry to learn of Tracy’s passing. He was such a joy to know and so easy to talk to. He left his mark on Oklahoma and left a wonderful legacy with the Kelly name. Please extend to your family my thoughts and prayers.” “With an impressive list of service to his communities, state and nation, it is an understatement to say that my dad was a major force of leadership and economic development. He leaves behind great legacies,” said his daughter, Joy Kelly. “My dad’s contributions were far greater than what could be listed on paper. His spirit of kindness, hospitality, humor, optimism and care for others were his hallmarks.” According to his nephew, Albert C. “Kell” Kelly, Jr., who is CEO of SpiritBank, “His goodness and belief always in a better tomorrow reflected an optimism that was both contagious and inspiring. Tracy made us all better. He will be sorely missed.” “The bank was less than $5 million in assets when Tracy took the helm in 1960,” added Kelly. “Today, we are nearly $1 billion in assets and much of this growth can be attributed to Tracy’s desire to see people’s dreams come true. He often referred to his profession as ‘the ministry of banking’ and he lived it every day whether it was lending money or a helping hand, visiting customers or employees in the hospital – however he could help, he was there.” Tracy Kelly leaves behind his beloved wife of 48 years, Polly, daughter, Faith and her husband Bill Clune, daughter Hope and her husband Don Dobias, daughter Joy Kelly and partner Rebecca Howard. He leaves three grandchildren, Cloie Dobias, Elleon Dobias and Marshall Clune; and three brothers, Levan Kelly, Royce Kelly and Allison Kelly.
Kendall, Talbot P., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 01-Oct-2009
Kilgore, Franklin Hartman, Jr. 1946 HS ~ 29-Aug-2007 (Harty), was born in Houston, Texas, in August of 1928 to Dr. Franklin Hartman Kilgore and his wife, Fay Kilgore. He has always been known as Harty to his family, friends, and business associates. He was given this nickname at the age of 4 by a little neighbor girl who couldn’t say “Hartman”. Everyone who knew Harty as a young boy knew he loved business and making deals, but he had little interest in academia. Accordingly, he attended SMU, and the University of Houston before unceremoniously ending his academic career. After a brief stint in the Army during the Korean War, he entered real estate development in earnest. With a loan from his Dad, he began building apartments in Houston’s 5th Ward. He had a good eye for undervalued property, and enjoyed assembling groups of investors, which soon gained him a reputation for making money for himself and his investors. In 1958, his friend, Roy Bennett, reported that he had visited Atlanta, Georgia, which was significantly underdeveloped. Before long, Harty was so committed to projects in Atlanta that he decided to move his family: wife, Mary Kay; and his children from Houston to Atlanta. His business interests continued to expand geographically, with projects in: Washington, DC; Raleigh; Oklahoma City; and Kansas City; among others. Eventually, he changed the name of his company from Harty Kilgore, Builder to General Apartment Company. In 1973, sensing that the apartment market was getting saturated, he sold General Apartment Company and the majority of it’s’ properties. Elmer Hedge, who had been Harty’s superior officer in the U.S. Army and built many of General Apartment Company’s projects, partnered with Harty to form Heritage Management Company. Shortly after the sale of General Apartment Company he became interested in a relatively new real estate concept, developing one of the first self-storage facilities in Atlanta. He would continue building, buying, and financing self-storage properties for the next thirty years, eventually selling those businesses as well. He loved real estate and he absolutely loved making deals. The recession of the mid-seventies hit real estate developers in Atlanta hard. Harty had kept the weakest of his apartment projects when he sold General Apartment Company and his bankers, who were in disastrous shape, called the loans on all of his properties. Recognizing the importance of his relationships with his investors, he deeded over his ranch among other personal assets, to ease the blow to his investors. Several hard years followed, but that loyalty would be reciprocated many times over. His other obsessions were boats, planes, travel, and most of all, his family. He and his wife, Mary Kay, traveled extensively across the globe, booking countless cruises over the course of their long marriage. He certainly enjoyed life. However, in his mid-seventies, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which took a disastrous toll on his life. Harty is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Mary Kathryn Kilgore, daughter, Cindy Kilgore and her husband, Alan Moore, of Hancock, Vermont; son, Gary Hartman Kilgore; grandsons, Samuel Hartman Kilgore and Jacob Hartman Kilgore, who reside in San Antonio, Texas.
Kirkpatrick, Laniel N. 1946 HS ~ 11-Mar-2012 83 is survived by wife, Ann; son, Steven; daughter, Audrey (Harold) Windlan; & 3 grandchildren.
Klein, Ernest B. 1946 JC ~ 25-Apr-2001, 73, died April 25, 2001. Ernest’s devotion to his family and friends was his highest priority and gave him his greatest satisfaction in life. Ernest was a native Houstonian. He attended and was a board member of New Mexico Military Institute. He had been very active in The Junior Chamber f Commerce in earlier years, and an active member of the Texas A &M Former Students Association. For many years, Ernest was an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer in The H.I.S.D. receiving the Senior V.I.P. Award in 1998 for 20 years of outstanding service. He will be remembered as a special friend to the department of special education in many schools within H.I.S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan J. Klein, Sarah Breier Klein and Amelia L. Klein. Survivors: wife: Zee Klein; children: Sara K. Gabriel, Ben N. Klein, Brenda Lake, Debra McLaughlin, Richard A. Klein, Susan Whisner; brother: Edward J. Klein; sisters: Martha Lottman, Shirley Markey; 13 Grandchildren. Graveside service and burial 12:00 Noon, Friday, April 27, 2001, Beth Israel Cemetery, 1300 West Dallas, with Rabbi Jeffrey S. Clopper, Rabbi Robert I. Kahn and Cantor Vadim I. Tunitsky officiating. For those desiring, contributions may be made to Sunshine Kids, Special Olympics or to a charity of your choice. Ernest’s many devoted friends will remember him for his boundless energy, his enthusiasm for life and his insatiable curiosity.
Knight, Richard L. 1946 HS ~ 21-Jan-2003
Lambirth, Richard C. 1946 HS ~ 08-Jun-2012 Richard Lambirth was born to the home of Oliver and Clara Radcliff Lambirth on March 5, 1928, at Elida, NM. He passed at his home with his family around him on June 8, 2012. He attended Pleasant Valley School, Elida School, and graduated from high school at NMMI in 1946. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at New Mexico State University in 1950 and returned to the family ranch where he pursued his love of ranching until 1988. Richard earned a teaching certificate at ENMU and taught elementary classes for seven years. He was always a student of history, especially New Mexico and the Southwest. During the last fifty years he accumulated a sizeable library of Western Americana focus. During his ranching years he was actively engaged in several livestock organizations. He was one of the first NM cattlemen to import Simmental cattle of which he was very proud. Richard was an active member of the Baptist Church, at times teaching young people Sunday school. He was a Past Master of Elida Masonic Lodge and currently affiliated with the Portales Lodge. Richard was preceded in death by his dear son, Barry, in 2002; his parents; his step-mother; and a brother and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Bettye, of their home; his son, Rod (Trudi) Lambirth of Odessa, TX, and his daughter, Gina (Russ) Cleghorn of Arvada, CO; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Lambirth of Clovis; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Diston, of Fountain Hills, AZ.
Lang, Dan Meyer 1946 HS ~ 22-May-2012 known to everyone as “Sweet Danny”, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep at Vitas Hospice in Memorial Hermann at Memorial City Hospital on the 22nd of May 2012. He is preceded in death by his father Harry Stuart Lang, Sr.; mother, Gladys Orena Lang; and older brother, Harry Stuart Lang, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Delores Lang; son Danny Lang, Jr. And the love of his life, Brenda Hollis, granddaughters, Lori & Grace Lang; nephew, H. Stuart Lang, III, all of Houston; and goddaughter, Susan Statton McRoberts, and her son Chase, and daughter Lauren, of Corpus Christi and his faithful Schnauzer, Topper. Born in Dallas Texas, his family moved to Houston at the age of six months Danny was the younger of two sons and graduated from Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. At the onset of World War II, at the age of 17, Danny enlisted into the United States Navy and was selected to attend Beach Battalion School at the Amphibious Training Base in Oceanside California. Upon completion of his training, he was assigned to Beach Battalion B. He was then selected to join the newest branch of the Navy, the Underwater Demolition team (UDT), known today as The Navy Seals. After WWII Danny returned to Houston to join his father and older brother in the family business, Mechanics Uniform and Supply Company, which was the first laundry and dry cleaners in Houston. During the ensuing years Danny formed Danny M Lang & Associates a commercial and industrial real estate firm in Houston. Danny had numerous passions in life but none were as important to him as his volunteering for the Houston Fat Stock Show (now the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo) in 1948 and joined the Membership Committee. He was elected to the Board of Director’s in 1965 and served on Commercial Exhibits, Security, helped start the Trail Ride Committee – then only consisting of Danny, W.M. “Billy” Mitchell, Bob Lemond, W.F. “Butch” Robichaux and Ed Findley, was one of the first 4 Corral Club Members, served on the Lamb & Steer Auction and Men’s Souvenir Program Committees. He was also a founding Member of the Salt Grass Trail Ride. He remained active on the Membership Committee until 1973, when he was elected as Vice President of the rodeo. In 1974, while Vice President and as Officer in Charge of the Area Go Texan Committee Danny, along with Leroy Gloger, Joe Polichino Sr, Jim Archer and then Rodeo President Tommie Vaughn started an Area Go Texan Cook-off, which was held the weekend before the Houston Rodeo in the Astrodome parking lot. Six original teams were present the first year and by year two the Area Go Texan Cook-Off had tripled in size. In the third year, because of its success, a new committee was formed and named the Word’s Championship Bar-B-Que Committee, with a new Officer in Charge Bill Bailey, and the rest is history. In 1950, Danny joined the Houston Polo and Riding Association and was a member of the El Lago Polo Team which played every Sunday on North Post Oak Road, north of Woodway. His love of cutting horses also began during this time & he enjoyed both of the sports for many years. In 1957, Danny was elected as a Founding Director of the Harris County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and started his career as a Reserve Detective with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. He served citizens of Harris County for over 30 years. After leaving the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Danny joined the Austin County Sheriff’s Department in 1979 as a full time Investigator. He left Austin County Sheriff’s Department in 1996, having obtained the rank of Major, was Chief Criminal Investigator, and had obtained the certification of Master Peace Officer from the State of Texas. Danny was a Charter Member of the Houston Farm & Ranch Club and was elected President in 1972. During his Presidency, he and Dave Morris negotiated a lease with Harris County and the US Army Corp of Engineers for the property on State Highway 6 North, where Farm & Ranch remains today. Danny was also involved with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show and The Bill Williams Capon Dinner where he served both as a Director. He was a Member of the Tejas Vaqueros from 1971-1977. He was a Charter Member of the United States Marshal’s Silver Mounted Posse in Los Angeles California. He was an avid golfer all his life. In 1983, Danny was hired as National Sales Director for the Edward H. Bohlin Company in Burbank California. From 1986-1988 he was a Member of The Edward H. Bohlin Celebrity Equestrian Team, which included members Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger), Steve Kanaly, Tony Dow, Alex Cord, James Drury, Steven Ford and his son Danny Lang Jr. The group participated in the Tournament of Roses Parades & the Hollywood Christmas Parades during those years. In 1991, Danny along with his son founded Lang Investigations, Inc. And was Chief Operating Officer and Manager until his death.
Leggott, Arthur, Jr. 1946 JC ~ 05-Nov-2003
Lockhart, Charles H. 1946 HS ~ 07-Jul-2004
Long, Clarence O. 1946 HS ~ 15-Sep-1987
Lowrey, William G. 1946 HS
Macaluso, Jr., Victor 1946 HS ~ 19-Aug-2018 was called home to his savior on August 19, 2018 at the age of 90. Vic, as he was known by his family and friends, was a loving husband to Doris Ellen (Mann) for over 66 years. He was also the proud father of two children, Ron and Debby and the proudest grandfather, and great grandfather. Vic was born on August 8, 1928 in Trinidad, Colorado to Victor Macaluso Sr. and Mildred (Chaffee) Macaluso. He attended school in Trinidad and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He went on to serve as a Master Sergeant in the Army Reserves and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 1950. Vic owned and operated Trinidad Battery for 40 years, later the Family Album Photo Studio, and then taught photography at Trinidad State Junior College for more than 20 years. He served on various boards, was a member of many organizations and clubs, and was most proudly a life-long member of the Masonic Lodge where he served as a Past Master. Victor was proceeded in death by his parents Victor and Mildred Macaluso; his brother Richard Macaluso; his beautiful wife, Doris Macaluso; son-in-law, Joe Mapes; and granddaughter, Vikki MapesHe is survived by his two children, Ron (Patricia) Macaluso of Carlsbad, NM and Debby (John) Damrell of Whitharral, TX. His four grandchildren, Mandie (Clint) Hill of Tyrone, CO; Ryan (Sarah) Macaluso of Windsor, CO; Megan Damrell (Tyson Tyler) of Levelland, TX; and Katelan (Cody) Byars of Vega, TX. He also leaves behind six great grandchildren, Brittanie and Weston Hill, Berkley Byars, Kamryn Tyler, and Brenden and Ryder Macaluso.
Malone, Ernest D. 1946 JC ~ 31-Aug-2000
Masterman, John S. 1946 HS
Mayer, REV Henry Clay 1946 JC ~ 03-Aug-2006 Henry Clay, 78, had his Birthday into Eternity on the 38th anniversary of marriage to his wife of 38 years, Florence Gard Mayer on Thu, August 3, 2006. Born January 23, 1928 in Galveston, TX, The Rev. Mayer was a son of the late Walter Scott and Elizabeth Rye Mayer. He was a Captain and U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended junior college at New Mexico Military Institute, studied at the University of Houston, received a BBA at Southern Methodist University, and earned a Bachelor of Divinity at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky. The Rev. Mayer was canonically a resident of the Diocese of Ft. Worth, TX and was licensed in the Diocese of Lexington. He served the Episcopal Church at St. John’s in Versailles 1968-1975, St. Mary’s in Middlesboro 1975-1977, St. James in Perry, FL 1977-1985, St. Mary’s in Hillsboro, TX 1985-1991, and retired to Lexington in 1991. In the Diocese of Florida and the Diocese of Lexington, he served as chaplain for the Order of the Daughters of the King. He was an associate Priest of the Community of the Transfiguration in Glendale, OH. Fr. Mayer was a member in the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, was a member of the American Legion, was a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. In addition to his wife, Flo Mayer, he is survived by one step-daughter, Kathryn Kimball Holmstrom and her husband Richard of Crawfordsville, IN, one step-son, Richard Maxwell Kimball and his wife Macie of Charleston, SC, four granddaughters, Christina Holmstrom, Stephanie Holmstrom, Jennifer Holmstrom, Kelly Kimball, one sister-in-law, Mary Maxwell Mayer of Ft. Worth, TX, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Laurence and Nancy Gard of Cincinnati, two nephews, The Rev. James Scott Mayer and his wife Kathy of Abilene, TX, and Clifford Kyle Mayer of Ft. Worth, TX. A brother, James Pettigrew Mayer and a nephew, Mike Mayer preceded him in death.
McBride, LTG Douglas Ladson, NMSDF (Ret) 1946 JC ~ 08-Jan-2007 A gentle gentleman, he will be greatly missed. Mr. McBride was born September 19, 1926 in Wichita Falls, Texas. His father Douglas L. McBride, Sr., mother Beulah Tanner Hanson and stepfather Earnest A. Hanson preceded him in death. He married Barbara Joyce Anson on October 16, 1978. She survives him at the family home in Ruidoso. In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters; Sue McBride of Roswell, NM; and Julie McBride of Albuquerque, NM; a son, Douglas L. McBride, III of Roswell, NM; step-daughters Pam McQueary of Casper, WY, and Linda Meisinger and her husband, Don of Spearfish, SD. He is survived by grandchildren Erica McBride, Evan Roach, Demi McBride, and step-grandchildren Shane Parsons, Justin Parsons, Jessica Parsons, Ashley Ujvary and her husband Jason, and Amber McQueary. He leaves behind his many military and business friends and his dedicated employees, especially treasured were his longtime friends and colleagues, Ray Willis and Robbie Jo Powell. Mr. McBride was CEO of Hanson Operating Company, Inc., President of McBride Oil & Gas Corporation, and President and co-owner of White Mountain Development Company. He was a veteran and leader in the oil industry. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Petroleum Geology in 1951. Mr. McBride was a consulting geologist and independent oil operator in Luling, Texas, where he was President of Ladson Operating Company. In 1973, he moved to Roswell and became President of Hanson Oil Corporation. Mr. McBride was a longtime member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Petroleum Institute, the South Texas Geological Society, the Roswell Geological Society, the American Legion, the National Guard Association, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Association of the United States Army, the Reserve Officers Association, the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association and the Retired Officers Association. Mr. McBride was also a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. General McBride was a cadet at New Mexico Military Institute when called to active duty with the 88th Infantry Division in Italy. After World War II, General McBride served with the Army Engineers and became the commanding Officer of the 305th Engineer Command, Atlantic Region, US Army Reserve. From 1977 to 1983, General McBride served as Commanding General, New Mexico State Guard. He was appointed as Special Military Advisor to Governor Carruthers and Governor King. He spent nearly 37 years as an active duty and reserve officer. He was instrumental in the development of the General Douglas L. McBride Military Museum and Hall of Fame, a public museum dedicated to the contributions and sacrifices of New Mexicans to their State, NMMI, and to our country’s military history. General McBride was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College of the Armed Forces and the US Army Logistics Management Center earning a diploma and certification as a logistician. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Expert Infantryman’s Medal. In 1982, he was inducted into the Infantry Officer Candidate Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, GA. In 1985, he was inducted into the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame. Pallbearers will be the General Douglas L. McBride Rifle Team. He was a beloved husband, loving father and grandfather, and a faithful friend. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be truly missed.
McCullough, Leland G., Jr. 1946 JC ~ 01-May-2011 Leland Graves McCullough, Jr. Peacefully passed away early in the morning on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the age of 82. He was born in Waco, Texas on May 4, 1928. Leland was in business many years in Pharr, TX with his father in a family business that made boxes and crates for shipping citrus in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Much of their material for the crates was manufactured in a family owned veneer plant in Bossier City, LA. When citrus crops were damaged to the point that boxes and crates were not needed for a while, necessity turned the family business to other directions which moved Leland and his family to Shreveport, LA where he was Vice President for Caddo Door & Veneer Company in 1966. He became CEO and helped run that business until 1988 when it was dissolved. Leland was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport and served as an elder on the session. Other membership involvements included the Shreveport Club, Shreveport Country Club where he served a term as President, Pierremont Oaks and the Shreveport Syndicate. Leland enjoyed his church activities and monthly men’s’ breakfasts; loved his family and friends and sharing activities such as bridge, Rummy-kub and dancing with his beloved wife, Johnette. He was an avid golfer and had the opportunity to play several Scottish courses. Men recall how Leland always had time for the other person and desired to put them first, thereby exercising patience, strength and humility. Leland was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Brown Dossett, father, Leland Graves McCullough and his first wife, Mary. He is survived by his devoted wife of 10 years, Johnette Walden McCullough of Shreveport, daughter, Libby McCullough Ferguson of Dallas, TX, daughter Matilda McCullough Hunsicker and husband, Bucky of Stuart, VA, daughter, Johnette Barnes and husband, Jim of Shreveport and daughter, Ann mcrae and husband, Malcolm of Memphis, TN, son, Leland McCullough and wife, Emily Ann of Pineville, LA and son, Monte McCullough and wife, Lori of Ashburn, VA. Leland is also survived by his sister, Jane and husband, Jack Miller of Seattle, WA, and brothers, Dossett McCullough of Houston, TX and Ed McCullough and his wife, Gaye also of Houston. Leland leaves behind cherished grandchildren, Georgia Ferguson Morgan and husband, Chris, Jake Ferguson, Mac Ferguson, Betty Brown McCullough Gootee and husband, J.J., Grae McCullough, Whit McCullough and wife, Kelly, Allan McCullough and wife, Kim, David Hunsicker, Elise Hunsicker and husband, Jonathan Jezorski, Andrew Hunsicker, Corbin Barnes and wife, Camila, Woodson Dunavant and wife, Anne and Forrest Dunavant. The surviving great grandchildren are Woodson Dunavant, Jr., Elijah Gootee, Mia Barnes, Jane Stratton Dunavant and Tripp McCullough.
McGrath, Herbert J., III 1946 HS ~ 12-May-1999
McLaughlin, Richard E. 1946 HS ~ 12-Feb-2002
McMordie, Frank F., Jr. 1946 HS
Messenger, William P. 1946 JC
Micander, John B. 1946 JC
Moon, William B. 1946 JC ~ 19-Feb-1998
Moran, Joseph M. 1946 HS ~ 23-Nov-2015 Joseph M. Moran (Mickey) peacefully passed away on Monday November 23, 2015 at his home in Metairie. He was born on December 22, 1928. Son of the late Joseph John Moran DDS and Ruth Wallis, and the half-brother of Jo Anne Moran who presently resides in California. He was preceded in death by Cherie Sue Moran, his beloved wife of 58 years. He is survived by his 5 children: Dr. Michael Moran (Patricia), Ronald Haines (Linda), Patrick Moran, Susan Moran Whelan (Michael), Kelly Moran Hane (Mark), 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Mr. Moran attended Jesuit High School before graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1946. He then attended Loyola University. He was in the finance business prior to becoming the co-owner of Blessey-Moran Finance Company for most of his working career. A lifelong sailor and member of the Southern Yacht Club, Mr. Moran loved the spray of the sea. In his day he had a passion for life with a robust Irish attitude. He loved to laugh and socialize with his sailor friends and family. During his lifetime he had a strong faith and enjoyed attending daily Mass at St. Angela Merici Church. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Michelle who cared for him over the past 22 months, especially toward the end when his health really began to decline.
Morris, Roy C., Jr. 1946 HS
Mosle, Jon L., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 21-Jan-2015 of Dallas died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. He will be remembered as a loyal friend, a wise counselor, a businessman of the highest integrity, and a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He was born June 26, 1929, in Galveston, Texas, the son of J. Ludwig and Eleanor Thompson Mosle. He graduated from Philips Academy, Andover in 1947 and from Yale University in 1951. After completing a year of graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin, he served in the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954. His lifelong career in money management and investment banking began in Houston, Texas with Rotan Mosle, Inc., a firm that was founded by his father and was the first Texas-owned and Texas-operated member of the New York Stock Exchange. In 1957 he married Paula Meredith of Houston, and in 1959 they moved to Dallas to open the Dallas office of Rotan Mosle, where he worked for 23 years. A successful broker and investment banker, he also served the firm as Vice Chairman of the Board and as a member of its Operating Committee until 1982, when the firm was sold to PaineWebber. He then became Director of Private Capital for MVestment, the trust and investment group within MCorp, where he remained until his retirement. Mosle served as a member of the Board of Directors of Wiser Oil Company, the Sabine Corporation, Aquila Gas Pipeline Company, the First National Bank of Park Cities, Southwest Securities and Westwood Holdings Group. He was a member, vestryman and warden of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many organizations, including the Episcopal School of Dallas, The St. Michael School, The St. Michael Foundation, and the Episcopal Asset Management Company. He also served on the Board of Trustees at St. Mark’s School of Texas and the Episcopal Foundation, and he was a board member and treasurer of Gaston Episcopal Hospital, which later became the Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation. He was a member and past President of the Dallas Country Club. Mosle is survived by his wife of 57 years, Paula Meredith Mosle. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Meredith Mosle, and is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Jennifer Mosle; his daughter, Sara Eleanor Mosle; three grandchildren, Katherine Eleanor Mosle, Michael Torbett Mosle, and Johanna Meredith Keyser. He is also survived by two sisters, Eleanor Mosle Hill and Margaret Mosle Waltmon, both of Houston; a brother-in-law, DeWitt Waltmon of Houston; a sister-in-law, Sara Meredith Peterson of Houston; three nieces, Lisa Waltmon Smalling, Kelly Waltmon Hatley, and Hope Sutton Peterson; and two nephews, DeWitt Waltmon, Jr. and Scott Mosle Waltmon.
Moutos, Dr. Minelaos G. 1946 HS
Myers, Albert Leonard 1946 HS ~ 08-May-1997
Noble, Thomas B. 1946 HS ~ 01-Jan-1983
Olds, James W. 1946 HS ~ 22-Sep-2007
Overton, William T. 1946 HS
Padgett, Robert F. 1946 HS
Patterson, Jack B. 1946 HS ~ 23-Apr-1991
Pauley, Edwin W., Jr. 1946 JC
Pflueger, John S. 1946 HS ~ 29-Oct-2012 83, of Cottonwood, died October 29, 2012. He was born November 2, 1928 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the son of Hansel and Ara (Stuart) Pflueger. He served his country in the Navy. Mr. Pflueger worked as Certified Public Accountant until his retirement. His hobbies included team roping, fishing and woodworking. His family reflects: John’s pathway through our lives will not be forgotten. He was preceded in death by a daughter Sharon De Bellis. Mr. Pflueger is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna K. Pflueger; son Michael Pflueger of Costa Rica and a daughter Kelly Kasper of Casa Grande;and three grandchildren.
Potter, Leonard H. 1946 HS ~ 17-May-1984
Queen, Nolan, Jr. 1946 JC ~ 01-Oct-2014 age 87, of Weatherford, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Mr. Queen was born on Feb. 3, 1927, to Nolan and Tempe Queen in Weatherford, Texas and was a lifetime resident. He served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Rudyerd Bay, where he was attached to both the 3rd and 7th fleets in the Pacific theatre. He received his BBA and LLB from the University of Texas at Austin. He returned to Weatherford to pursue his law practice. He was a former county judge, criminal district attorney and county attorney for Parker County, Texas. He served as the City of Weatherford Municipal Judge. In 2003, he was honored by the State Bar of Texas for 50 years of legal services to the community and continued to provide legal services until his passing.
Reed, Frank Jules 1946 JC ~ 06-Jan-2004 ules Reed, former Mitchell resident, died Jan. 6, 2004, at his home in Cornville. Frank Jules Reed was born in Scottsbluff Sept. 17, 1926, and attended Mitchell schools. After graduation and college work at New Mexico Military Institute, he joined the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. Jules was involved in vocational education in the Minneapolis area for 31 years. He taught jewelry and silversmithing for 17 years; served as an administrator for 14 years; and was an exceptional craftsman in all media. Jules was certified as a goldsmith by a European association of goldsmiths and jewelers, where his hallmark was registered. Until her death in 1989, Jules and his wife Frances traveled extensively during school vacations, and had visited most corners of the world. After retirement, Jules moved to Arizona, where he maintained a woodworking and metalsmithing shop and enjoyed the companionship of his three beloved Dalmatian dogs. Jules was active in promoting vacation opportunities for the handicapped and was a supporter of the Young Eagles Flying Club. He was a 32-degree Mason. Jules is survived by his son Kevin and his wife Mary Jo of Florida; sister Adrienne Rice of Estes Park, Colo.; granddaughter Maia; sister-in-law Maryruth Reed of Mitchell; seven nieces; and seven grand-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances (McGrew) Reed; parents, Frank John and Eunice (Baros) Reed; sister Louise (Reed) Korman; brother G. Randolph Reed; and brother-in-law E.G. “Jack” Rice.
Rempel, Sam H., Jr. 1946 HS
Repp, Dudley P. 1946 HS
Richardson, William Carlton 1946 JC ~ 07-Mar-2013 86, passed away March 7, 2013, after a short illness at Premier Care Center in Palm Springs, Calif. For the last fifteen years he had lived nearby in Palm Desert as a member of Marrakesh Country Club. Mr. Richardson was a graduate of Stanford University (1949) and of several post-graduate programs in finance and economics. Recognized as a consummate financial rainmaker, he founded two investment banking brokerage firms in California successively. Later, he modified his career somewhat, serving as President and CEO of two commercial banks. He was widely acquainted. Over the years he served as a Director for more than twenty-five companies. He was also interested in philanthropy and held key assignments in civic and charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area. He was a founding member of the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation and was also involved with St. Joseph’s and St. John’s Medical Centers. Also, Mr. Richardson held high-ranking positions with the March of Dimes and the Salvation Army. In later years he served as a court appointed Arbitrator. He loved to travel, mainly on cruises, and adored Maui, Hawaii. He also had a great love for football, golf, and horse racing, and was an avid player of dominos, gin rummy and bridge. The Bel Air Country Club in Southern California and the Bohemian Club in Northern California were among Richardson’s most cherished affiliations. Being a fifth generation Californian always brought a smile. As captain of the Orion, a whaling ship, his great, great grandfather, William A. Richardson (1795-1856) arrived in Yerba Buena, now San Francisco. The year was 1822, shortly after Mexico won its war of independence from Spain. The young sea captain married the daughter of Ygnacio Martinez, the Commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco. After years of tracking through land grants, on February 11, 1838 it became clear that the Richardson’s deserved clear title to the land grants comprising 19,751 acres entitled Rancho Sausalito. Captain Richardson served as Captain of the Port of Yerba Buena for many years. Richardson Bay in Marin County and Richardson Avenue in San Francisco’s Marina District are named after him. Bill Richardson was born in Los Angeles, to Samuel Richardson and Mildred Boice Richardson. His loving daughter Kathryn is his sole survivor.
Roberts, David H. 1946 HS ~ 09-Sep-1998
Rodgers, Charles L. 1946 HS ~ 15-Aug-2003
Rush, Harvey D., II 1946 HS ~ 05-Apr-1999
Sanchez, Manuel P. 1946 HS
Saville, David B. 1946 JC ~ 23-Nov-1994
Sayre, James Jerrold 1946 HS ~ 01-Feb-1974
Schaefer, Edward Swift 1946 HS ~ 17-Jan-2009 82, of Honolulu, died Jan. 17, 2009. Born in California. Founder of Maui Disposal. Survived by companion, Shirley Wetzel; son, Edward “Rusty” Jr.; daughter, Kathryn Kala; stepson, Reef Hardy; three grandchildren.
Schaefer, George M. 1946 HS
Sears, James P. 1946 HS ~ 01-Mar-2013 Jim was born July 19, 1928 in Bakersfield, CA. He attended Bakersfield High School where he met his future wife Doris. He was the owner of Herbert P. Sears Collection Agency for almost fifty years. He was a successful entrepreneur in other business endeavors throughout California. Jim’s love for business was only surpassed by his passion for golf. His idea of a perfect day was a par game, warm sunny day with friends, a quick stop at the nineteenth hole and dinner with his family. He is survived by his wife Doris and dearly beloved daughters Darcy J. Sears and husband Ted Wilson, and Dana Farrell and husband Jeff, grandchildren Audrey Wilson, Brandon Farrell and Tyler Farrell.
Shepard, H. Marlan 1946 HS ~ 19-Jan-2011
Shotwell, James Jackson 1946 HS
Sinclair, Brevard Davidson, III 1946 HS ~ 09-Jan-2001
Smith, Kenneth M. 1946 HS ~ 01-May-2001
Smith, Thomas Frank, Jr. 1946 JC ~ 09-Jan-2003
Snelson, Johnny Ray 1946 JC ~ 29-Oct-1999
Solomon, Ralph B. 1946 HS ~ 04-Oct-2003
Sparkman, Louis N., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 24-Dec-2011 Louis N. (Bill) Sparkman, Jr., lifelong resident of Dallas passed away on December 24, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis N. Sparkman, Sr. and Louise Adele Hines Sparkman, his granddaughter Sarah Sparkman and daughter-in-law Sally Hawn Sparkman. Bill grew up and resided his entire life in Dallas. He attended Highland Park High School, and later enrolled at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico graduating in 1946. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economic Geography in 1951 from Southern Methodist University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. While at SMU, Bill was on the varsity swim team and was featured in the Dallas Morning News Sports page – 1948 record breaker! Bill Sparkman, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Ace, held the current intramural four length freestyle record of 55.3 seconds. He was also a member of the United States R.O.T.C. Following SMU in 1951-1953 Bill was assigned to the Unites States Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a First Lt. In this intelligence branch of the military. He joined Sparkman, Inc., his family’s business in 1953 becoming President in 1964. In April 1959, L.N. (Bill) Sparkman, Jr. was featured in the Dallas Times Herald entitled “Tomorrows Leaders” which was one of a series on young men whose present leadership in Dallas (1959) marks them as “Tomorrow’s Leaders.” He was sketched by a noted portrait painter, Dmitri Vail. He became a serious collector of National Geographic Magazines after his wife, Patti, presented him with his first National Geographic birthday/year copy leading him to collect the entire collection beginning with the earliest edition – first printing. Bill was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, Brook Hollow Golf Club, The Idlewild Club, Board Member of Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, member of the Texas Funeral Directors, past member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Dallas, Dallas Lions Club, recipient of the Service Corporation International, Chairman’s Council Service/Civic Service Award in June 1987 for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of Service Corporation International in political and civic endeavors promoting the funeral industry. (Signed by R.L. Waltrip), Chairman of the Board. He was also a lifelong member of the Salesmanship Club, which he dearly loved. He worked every year at the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament rain or shine always looking forward to another exciting year. Bill was also a lifelong member of the T. Boone Pickens YMCA (formerly known as the Downtown Metropolitan YMCA) and spent hours working out. Bill was kind-hearted and always had something positive to say to everyone he met. He loved flying, scuba diving, filming, hiking and white water rafting. Being a private pilot instrument rated in both single and multi-engine aircraft since the 1940’s, he shared his love of flying with his family and friends. He enjoyed many flight adventures to Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Canada, the Arctic Circle, the Caribbean and Cayman Islands, the Turks and Caicos and many other destinations building memories and making lifelong friendships. He also was an avid cinema photographer filming his trips which were featured on KERA (Channel 13) along with his many showings at Sparkman/Hillcrest Chapel always providing hot buttered popcorn to his audiences. He was full of enthusiasm, humble and loved life. He believed in giving back 100% to any commitment he made. Bill was extremely proud of his family heritage dating back to 1893 with his great-grandfather, Will R. Sparkman purchasing the business from George W. Loudermilk in 1920. Bill’s father, Louis N. Sparkman, Sr. Continued the Sparkman tradition. Bill continued the “Tradition of Excellence” by providing quality service to the Dallas Community throughout his 60 year tenure. He was responsible in spearheading the 1967 merger between Sparkman Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park resulting in the change of name to Sparkman/Hillcrest. Sparkman/Hillcrest continues to stand as a neighborhood city landmark. He is survived by his wife, Patti Glazer Sparkman, his daughter, Laura Sparkman, and his three sons, David Sparkman, Alan Sparkman and wife, Debbie, Steve Sparkman and wife, Susan of Athens, Texas, four grandchildren, Blair Sparkman and wife, Kira, Adrienne Sparkman Hall and husband, Brandon, Audrey Sparkman and Paul Sparkman, brother Ben H. Sparkman and wife Sally “Cissie” and nephews Howard Sparkman and Ben Sparkman, Jr.
Spitzer, Sigmund P. 1946 HS ~ 01-Jun-1986
Staley, Thomas G., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 01-Sep-1990
Stark, Harlin Walter 1946 JC ~ 02-Jul-2008 of Paul’s Valley was born in Colorado. He passed away July 2, 2008 at Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. Walter was in Kiwanis for 52 years and served as Kiwanis International Lieutenant Governor and Kiwanis President. He was an active civic leader, always there when anything needed to be done from flipping pancakes to popping popcorn for 4th of July Festivities. Walter was a member of First Christian Church for 52 years. He served as Chairman of the Board, taught Sunday school, was a Deacon & Elder and served on the Board of Directors for Texoma Christian Camp at Lake Texoma. He helped design the camp grounds. Walter was a rancher, architect, life insurance agent and father of four multi-talented children. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Walter had lived in Paul’s Valley since 1956. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Kelly Stark; his mother, Lucy Stark; and sister, Lucille Fields. He is survived by his daughter, Chesca Stark Baily and husband Dan, of Norman; 3 sons, Kelly Lee Stark and wife ladonna; Kevin Walter Stark and wife Linda, all of Paul’s Valley; and Kerry Alan Stark and wife Barrie of Wenonah, New Jersey; 5 grandchildren, Holly Morris of Cincinnati, Ohio; Patrick Stark of Seattle, Washington; Alicia Stark of Norman; Cameron Nathan & Mackenzie Baily of Xian, China; and Danielle Baily of Norman; sister, Betty Hughes of Washington, D.C.; brother, Richard Stark of Gainesville, Texas; as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
Stark, Walter L. 1946 HS ~ 14-Sep-2005
Steves, Clarence A., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 01-Jul-1995
Steward, COL Cleveland Rex, Jr., USA (Ret) 1946 JC
Stewart, Victor L., Jr. 1946 HS
Stine, G. Harry 1946 HS
Swanson, Charles Henry 1946 JC
Sykes, Eugene K., Jr. 1946 HS ~ 31-Aug-1975
Tackett, David S. 1946 HS ~ 24-Oct-2002
Taichert, Robert D. 1946 JC ~ 04-Sep-2013 prominent Albuquerque attorney, passed away on September 4, 2013, after an extended illness. He was 85 years old. Robert lived a full life, and will be greatly missed by his family and a wide range of colleagues and acquaintances. He was a kind and generous man, with an optimistic outlook. Mr. Taichert was a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. As an undergraduate of the University of New Mexico he was Student Body President. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School. Robert served as a Lieutenant (JG) in the Navy on Guam during the Korean War. He practiced law, mediation and arbitration, primarily in New Mexico, from 1956 until December 2006. He was licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Arizona. He was the sole arbitrator who awarded the Basic source code to Microsoft in a private, non-administered arbitration in 1978, setting the stage for Microsoft to change the world. He represented the University of New Mexico Regents, UNM Health Sciences Center and Presbyterian Healthcare system for 20 years. Robert was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and music lover. He served as the first president of the Santa Fe Opera. He was a long-time supporter/fundraiser for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and served as its President twice. He traveled extensively with his family and was especially fond of Spain and Argentina. Robert is survived by his wife, Zane Taichert, to whom he had been married for 60 years. He is also survived by his children, Peter and Suzanne, and three grandchildren.
Thomas, Carl F. 1946 HS
Thompson, Bryon Graham, Jr. 1946 JC ~ 26-May-2009 died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 26, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his bride of 52 years, Margery; children Douglas (Pamela), Frank (Rebecca), Andrew, Suzanne (J. Todd Eanes), and David (Tina); and brother, Dr. Joseph Thompson, of La Jolla, California. His legacy includes ten beautiful grandchildren: Nicole, Rachel, Graham, Stephanie, Lauren, Caroline, Jacalyn, Pierce, Joshua, and Talia. B.G. Thompson, Jr., was born in Douglas, Arizona, on February 6, 1927, to Byron Graham Thompson, Sr., and Frances Sexton Thompson. When he was three, the family moved to Tucson. In his youth, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He was a talented athlete, particularly in football and gymnastics, and some of his happier moments in later life were spent playing street football with his sons and neighbors’ children. He served his country in the U. S. Navy for one year. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He practiced law with his father in the firm of Bilby, Thompson, Shoenhair, and Warnock. Later in his professional life, he worked as an appraiser with Sanders Solot. Buck loved to be outdoors, and he was perhaps most satisfied wielding a shovel and overseeing contruction and landscaping projects. Buck’s main goal in life was to be a good father. He taught his sons about woodworking, woodcutting, and home and car repair; he also introduced his older sons to gymnastics, a formative sport in their lives. He listened for hours to his daughter practice the piano, and tried (unsuccessfully) to teach her the finer points of plumbing. Buck’s desire to be a good father led to his desire to be a good grandfather, and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren in the pool and at the park (feeding ducks). Buck loved to read novels of the Old West — the latest offering by Louis L’Amour often lay on his nightstand. He loved to say an apt word. His folksy aphorisms included ‘She is enjoying poor health’; ‘He’s got nothing on his mind but his cap’; ‘He’s as independent as a hog on ice’; ‘He’s nutty as a peach-orchard boar’; and ‘What you see when you don’t have a gun.’ The family wishes to thank the myriad friends and neighbors who called, came by, brought food, offered a kind word, and sat with Buck during his last illness. The family also expresses its profound gratitude to the kind, caring members of TMC Hospice and Peppi’s House for their support during our time of need.
Tower, Gordon M. 1946 HS ~ 05-Sep-2006
Webster, CSM Thomas C., USA (Ret) 1946 HS ~ 17-Aug-2004
Weiss, Barrie L. 1946 HS ~ 16-Jul-1991
Westerman, Roland L. 1946 HS
Wilkey, James Y. 1946 HS ~ 17-Aug-2007 80, of Cheyenne died Aug. 17 at Cheyenne Healthcare. Mr. Wilkey was born June 1, 1927, in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Wilkey was a chemist and served in the United States Army. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Wilkey of Cheyenne; daughter Debbie Pecenka of Cheyenne; and three grandchildren.
Wilson, James Keith 1946 HS ~ 01-Jul-1964
Woods, Maurice Glenn 1946 JC ~ 22-Jul-2008 age 81, died unexpectedly July 22, 2008. Woods was born on Halloween in 1926 in Oklahoma City. He was the only child of Roy Woods and Esther Marrs Woods. Woods graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and joined the U.S. Army in August, 1945, serving in Germany just after World War II. Woods continued his military service as 2nd Lieutenant in the Oklahoma Air National Guard while attending the University of Oklahoma and as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after his graduation from OU in 1950. While at OU, Woods was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and he later became a Life Loyal member of the fraternity. In his long and active life, Woods made his mark in many fields. He was a professional golfer and played on the PGA Tour for two years before opening his own driving range and 9-hole pitch and putt golf course in Oklahoma City, where he served as the club pro. Woods installed a merry-go-round at his golf course to keep children entertained while their fathers took golf lessons, and the amusement park rides took on a life of their own, growing to become a major amusement park, Wedgewood Village, which Woods owned and operated from 1958-1969. During that period, Woods employed thousands of Oklahoma City’s finest youth, who he remembered as adults, as they remembered him. As a concert promoter, Woods brought many famous performers to Wedgewood Village, including Herman’s Hermits, The Who, The Kingsmen, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Tillotsen, and Roger Miller. Thirty years ahead of his time in the 1970’s, Woods turned his attention to the environmental field. He invented an incinerator and afterburner system for pollution-free burning of industrial waste, obtaining five U.S. patents and building equipment for NASA in Houston, the U.S Navy, the VA Hospital in California, and the Jack Daniels Distillery in Tennessee, among many others. Woods loved flying, obtaining his pilot’s license in the late 1940’s. Later, he devoted his energies to radio controlled model airplanes, and in 1966 became the first National Champion at the new FAI Championships of Formula One model airplane races. When not racing airplanes, Woods was an avid bird hunter and enjoyed all sports, especially OU football, where he was a season ticket holder for years. Woods was also active in philanthropy, serving as Charter Director of the Oklahoma City Open Golf Tournament, President of United Cerebral Palsy of Oklahoma City, and Director of the North Oklahoma City Rotary Club. He maintained lifelong friendships with many famous celebrities. Woods was truly amazing with his endless energy, zest and love of life. He was a man of great faith, patience, wisdom and optimism. He was a pillar of strength who gave selflessly to others in need. Woods is survived by his wife of 41 years, Teresa his seven children, Maurice, Jr., his wife Jennifer, Tyler, his wife Erin, Brooke, her husband Todd Waddell, Lance, Pam, Ginny, and Bob nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He adored his family and was totally devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren. He left us too soon and our lives will never be the same without his laughter, kindness and love. He will be forever loved, remembered and forever missed.
Worsham, James Pattison 1946 JC ~ 26-Oct-2009 born December 26, 1926, passed away on October 26, 2009. A lifelong resident of Clint, in the El Paso lower valley, he is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Lucy Anne Richards Worsham, father, Joe B. Worsham, mother, Genevieve Pattison Worsham and brother, Joe B. Worsham, Jr. “Jim” attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N M for 4 years where he was Cadet Captain. After serving a tour of duty with the Fourth Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, he received a business administration degree from The University of Texas where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. For many years, he remained an avid Longhorn fan. Jim retired in 1985 from the El Paso Natural Gas Company after 27 years of service. Prior to that, he and his family owned and operated a cotton farm. Jim’s devotion to his community included lifelong membership to Clint Bond Memorial United Methodist Church. His fraternal affiliations include: Fabens Lodge # 1202. A.F.& A.M., El Paso Scottish Rite, El Maida Shrine, York Rite, the Royal Order of Scotland, St. Alphege Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine and National Sojourners. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, past officer of The Grand Lodge of Texas, served as Imperial Chaplin for the Shrine of North America and Shriners Hospitals for Children and a member of the Texas Lodge of Research. Jim holds the honorary 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite. Survivors include son, James P. Worsham, Jr. And wife Shari, daughter Sally Worsham Wheeler and husband David P. Wheeler, grandchildren Clint and Haley Wheeler, Matt Worsham, Katie Worsham, great-grandson, Cade James Wheeler and extended family Judith Summers and Joe B. Worsham, II. Pallbearers will be: Bill Skov, Bob Skov, Dale Reinhardt, Herman Hudson, Jerry Rogers, Jim Britton, Royce Barton, and Rusty Miller.
Young, Carroll Ridgely 1946 JC