Deceased Alumni

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



Alexandre, Jerome, III 1960 JC ~ 01-Feb-2009
Alford, John D., Jr. 1960 JC ~ 24-Apr-2017  passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2017 in Carlsbad, NM. John was born in Clayton, NM, on July 6, 1940 to John D. and Hilma Lee (Eklund) Alford.  John graduated high school from NMMI in Roswell, and pursued a BA degree and Master’s from ENMU in Portales, NM.  There he met the love of his life, Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Skipper and was married February 10, 1967.  They had two daughters Kimberlee Ann and Leanette Dee Alford.  They raised their family in Clayton, NM and eventually retired in Carlsbad. Over his life, John was a Banker, Real Estate Broker/Appraiser and an Insurance Agent. John enjoyed his life being surrounded by his family. His joy was his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and computer games. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Ann Lynn Hatch; brother Jacob Lauhon Alford and a nephew James Hatch III. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie of Carlsbad; daughter Kim Richards and her children, Aschan, Kaemen and Kyriea of Butte, MT; daughter Leanette Smith and husband Richard and their children, Dalton, Jaden, Chance and McKenzie of Round Rock, TX; sister-in-law, Jeannette Harrington and her daughter Bonnie and husband Josh Ballard and their children, Riley and Payton; brother-in-law James W. Hatch II; nephew Steven Hatch; grandniece Hope Hatch and of course his 3 furry babies Queenie, Tuffytoo and Molly.
Amato, Edward F., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 26-Dec-2012 born May 5, 1942 in Denver, Colo., to Edward and Alice Amato, passed away in Meeker, Colo., Dec. 26, 2012. He is lovingly remembered by his son, Edward Amato of Seattle, Wash., and his daughter, Dawn Amato of Everett, Wash., as well as his two granddaughters, Sidney and Lauren Bach. He is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. Ed had a great passion for life and loved sharing it with those around him. He worked and played hard and he got his greatest pleasure by experiencing the wilds of Colorado, Alaska and Washington state. He made friends where ever he lived and his family is truly thankful to the townspeople of Meeker for looking out for him in his final years.
Ballard, James D. 1960 JC ~ 24-Oct-2015 was born March 4, 1940 in Ada to James Orval and Lorene Roddy Ballard. He graduated from Ada High School. He married Nyta Jean Lee on January 26, 1962 in Ada. Mr. Ballard attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. He graduated from East Central University and from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, SMW, Dallas, Texas. He was enlisted with the United States Army Reserve. Mr. Ballard was Vice President of the First National Bank of Ft. Worth and Senior Vice President of Lufkin National Bank. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ada for many years, serving the church in several capacities. Survivors include his wife, Nyta of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth Hope Fowler and her husband Chris, Missoula, Montana; three grandchildren, Kristin, C. J. and Katie Fowler; two great-grandchildren, Faith and Jaiden; two sisters, Anita Arbabi and husband Houshang of Ada and Sue Russ and husband Alvin of Stratford; one brother, Jerry Balf1lard and wife Vickie of Ada. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Orval and Lorene Ballard.
Barnes, Stanley O. 1960 HS ~ 24-Feb-2002
Barnhisel, Clayton J. 1960 HS
Barz, Ronald R. 1960 HS ~ 24-Apr-2015 passed away April 24, 2015, in his home of natural causes. He was born May 1, 1942 in the Philippines in a dynamite cave during the World War II invasion of Luzon while his parents Harry and Edna Barz were hiding from the Japanese. Harry was a mining supervisor from Lead SD working in Baguio. They were captured when Ronald was a year old and remained in a Japanese Prison Camp until they were liberated by the Americans when he was three years old. Edna later wrote the book Sons of the Rising Sun to describe the ordeal. After the war, his parents moved to Santa Barbara, New Mexico where Ronald went to primary school. He graduated from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute. He late graduated from Sacramento State College with a BA in Psychology. Ronald worked for the Army Corp of Engineers in his younger years and then for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency until retirement. He was married to Linda Barz for 36 years and had two children, Andrew and Leslie. He resided in Bodega Bay, CA in the home that he and his father built with his loving partner, Olivia LeMere, and their two dogs and cat. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening, reading and cooking, especially barbecuing. Per his request, his ashes will be spread at sea in a private service. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Bell, Donald D. 1960 HS ~ 19-Jun-2002
Bell, John L. 1960 HS ~ 25-Aug-2008
Bennett, Harry D., II 1960 HS
Bond, Dr. Richard E. 1960 JC ~ 2-Jan-2019
 Age 78, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was born in Sheridan, WY on May 6, 1940, to Walter and Elfrieda Bond. 

Boren, James N. 1960 JC ~ 01-May-1972
Breath, Alfred A. 1960 JC ~ 15-Feb-2004 , 63, a retired captain with Continental Airlines, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his residence after a brief illness. Al was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Port Arthur. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA. Al had three loves: his family, his friends and flying. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter McCutcheon Mac Breath and Elizabeth Autrey Breath. Capt. Breath flew for World Airways as a DC-6 first officer in 1968 and for Braniff International from 1969 to 1982 as second officer and captain on the B-707, B-727, B-747 and DC-8. He also served in the U.S. Army in Mineral Wells and Fort Rucker, Ala., during 1971 and 1972. Al graduated first in his Army flight class and flew the TH-13, TH-55, OH-58 and the UH-1H. In 1983 Capt. Breath joined Continental Airlines. He flew as captain on Boeing 727, 737, DC-9 and DC-10 for Continental Airlines for 18 years, retiring just prior to Sept. 11, 2001. He had a zest for living, enjoying hunting, fishing, fast automobiles and cooking, meals on wheels for his friends. One of his last remarks was, It’s been a real good ride!Survivors: Wife, Mary Pat Salmon-Breath; sister, Lisa Breath Wooldridge and her husband, Rex, of Houston; nieces, Christi Wooldridge Megow and her husband, Jeff, of Houston and Maggie Wooldridge of Atlanta, Ga.; and best friends, Dr. Sam Galdney, Shelly Harrison, Ron Sistrunk, Glen Hyde, Clem Zang, George Martinez, Mike Doyle and Henry Perez.”
Campbell, Peter M. 1960 HS ~ 10-Jan-1999
Carlson, Jon E. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-1990
Carnahan, Robert Leland 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 07-Jul-2018
Carter, Richard B. 1960 JC ~ 23-Apr-2012
Casad, John B. 1960 HS ~ 08-Mar-2004 , 61, of Meridian passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Treasure Valley Bible Church, Ustick and Cloverdale Roads, with Pastor Tim Rosen presiding. John was born Aug. 8, 1942 to Arthur and Katherine Casad in San Fransisco. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1960. He married Vickie Hiskey on Jan. 19, 1963 in San Mateo, Calif. John retired from Hewlett Packard, California in 1994. He loved to read, especially the Bible. He was a member of Treasure Valley Bible Church. John is survived by his wife Vickie Casad of Meridian, daughter Colleen Allegretti of Boise, and sister Judith Ann Phillips of Sacramento, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Katherine.
Chittum, James L. 1960 HS
Closson, Charles T., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 05-Mar-2013 “Chuck”, age 70, following a long battle with sarcoma, passed away at home in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. He was born in Laurel, MD, on September 3, 1942 to Charles and Eva Closson. His father perished when Chuck was an infant, and his mother later remarried Carlos “”Mac”” Creamer who took Chuck under his guidance and raised him as his own son. Chuck and his half-brother Carlos “”Butch”” Creamer grew up in New Mexico and Caracas, Venezuela. Chuck returned to New Mexico to attend the New Mexico Military Institute for high school, and then graduated from the business school at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CU, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, class of 1964. A consummate entrepreneur Chuck bought his first business, Tulagi, while still attending CU. For several years he operated Tulagi, the nation’s largest beer joint, and was a founder of another restaurant as well as a travel agency both also located in Boulder. He and his family moved to Northern California for a short period with his role at Xerox before returning to Boulder where Chuck’s career included new endeavors in credit insurance, commercial real estate, and commercial mortgage banking. He also worked for the Neodata Services Division of A.C. Nielsen Company, Centennial Funds, and the Strategic Financing Group at Ernst & Whinney. In 1989 Chuck left Colorado to become the President and CEO of The North Carolina Enterprise Corporation in Raleigh. He spent fifteen years managing what became one of the State’s most successful venture capital operations. Chuck was active in the North Carolina entrepreneurial community as President of the North Carolina Venture Capital Association and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. In addition to his business endeavors, Chuck appreciated the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter from childhood. He liked snow skiing and golf. In North Carolina, he especially enjoyed golfing with his wife and other couples. Chuck leaves Jennie, his beloved wife of almost twenty years; his son and friend Charles (“”Charley””) Closson, III of Longmont, CO; his very special daughter Lisa Sweeney (Brandon) of Menlo Park, CA; and his two step-daughters Bobbi Bass of Raleigh and Kim Fara (Marty) of Durham. He deeply loved and greatly enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren, Carter and Lauren Closson; Kathryn, Megan, and Bennett Sweeney; and Victoria Fara. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and his half-brother.
Clowes, Edward C. 1960 JC
Coley, LTC John H., Jr., USA (Ret) 1960 JC ~ 07-May-2005 , beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away May 7, 2005. John was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to John and Frances Coley on March 14, 1939. John was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. He served his country proudly for 23 years including two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and The Vietnam Service Medal. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Phillips and husband, James Phillips son, John Hyde Coley IV and wife, Lisa D. Coley daughter, Deborah Flynn and husband, Mark B. Flynn grandchildren, Heather Coley, V.J. Kilburn, Eric Coley and Noelle Coley and his loving and caring companion, Reina Benson.
Colwes, William F. 1960 HS ~ 23-Feb-2014 was born July 25, 1942 in Sacramento, California. He died February 23, 2014 enroute to join his family in Kansas City. Bill attended New Mexico Military Institute before graduating from Sacramento State University. He was a devoted brother to his two sisters, Iley Harrison Burkett, who survives and Carol Colwes who preceded him in death. He also leaves his beloved stepmother, Hildegard Colwes, currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He was a thoughtful man who will be remembered for his gentle manner and dry sense of humor. 

Comegys, Jewell Abernathy 1960 HS ~ 10-Feb-1997
Copeland, Otis R. 1960 HS ~ 01-Mar-2017
Cowan, Garvin S. 1960 HS ~ 01-Sep-1989
Cox, Larry D. 1960 HS ~ 16-Dec-2009  67, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Littlefield. Larry was born January 29, 1942 in Vernon, Texas to H. Paul and Ethel Rhae Cox. He graduated from Littlefield High School with the Class of 1960 and then went on to Texas Tech on the first music scholarship ever awarded. As a young teenager, Larry began his official music career in radio, as well as drumming for talent such as Buddy Holly. After marrying, he moved his family to Los Angeles, California in 1968 and continued his music career as a successful sound engineer and record producer. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors for NARAS, the Grammy Awards Association. In 1996, Larry moved back to Littlefield to care for his parents and began a new venture as an author. He has written and published two books. Larry was a gifted creator of music and words. His sharp sense of humor, intelligence, and authenticity made him admired by many. He lived by a strong sense of honesty and sincerity. Larry’s passions included writing, music, flying, and photography. He is survived by daughters, Gina Middleton and husband, Bruce, of Albuquerque, NM, and Julie Gillen and husband, Dann, of Simi Valley, CA; mother, Ethel Bussanmas; very special friend, Marilyn Parker; and grandchildren, Alec and Cade Middleton and Sadie Gillen. He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Harley Bussanmas; stepbrother Jody Bussanmas; and sister, Lynn Bussanmas.
Cramer, John O. 1960 HS
Cross, Albert H. 1960 HS ~ 04-Feb-2005
Daily, Thomas E. 1960 JC ~ 01-May-1967
Dawson, George Timothy 1960 HS ~ 18-Jan-2014 71, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his home. A private celebration of his life will be held in May. Tim was born May, 23 1942 in Bradford, PA to George and Eloise Dawson. During childhood, he traveled the globe with his parents and for school, becoming fluent in Spanish and French. Tim used his talents in speech and debate during his career in sales and consulting. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Columbia’s Community at Old Hawthorne where they enjoyed playing golf and cheering for the Tigers. Tim is survived by his wife Janet, sons, Eric and Andre of Houston, TX, Pierce of Kansas City, MO and daughter Rebecca Spencer of Lee’s Summit, MO as well as many more loving family members and friends.
DeMaret, Jimmie S. 1960 HS
Dickson, Robert D. 1960 HS ~ 03-Oct-2013 died on October 3, 2013, of cancer at age 71 in the loving care of his daughter-in-law, Dawn Dickson, at the home of Sean and Dawn Dickson in Buna, Texas, where he had recently moved due to health problems. Bob was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, but moved at an early age with his family to Venezuela. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., in 1960 and also attended Colorado School of Mines in Boulder, Colorado. He then joined the U.S. Army and because of his ability to speak Spanish he was chosen for a highly classified mission during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was in the Army Security Agency and also became a Morse Code Interpreter. He was then stationed in Korea for the duration of his Army service. His work as a computer systems analyst took him and his family to Australia and also Belgium before returning to the U.S. and he then had a 25-year career with Rich’s/Macy’s where he designed many of their programs. During his time of living and visiting in Baton Rouge with his family he enjoyed playing golf with friends and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. He belonged to a group of retired golfing friends in the Atlanta area who called themselves “The Sunday Drivers”. Bob is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Googe Dickson of Cumming, Ga., son Sean Dickson and his wife, Dawn, grandchildren Caitlin and Blaine of Buna, Texas, son Michael Dickson and wife, Regan, of Austin, Texas, and his former wife, Helen Hardy McCauley, who is the mother of his sons. He is also survived by his sister, Marilyn Dickson Crake and her husband, Eric, his niece Teresa Blagg Norris and her husband Michael, their children Alex, Thomas and Taylor Norris, all of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his father Dewitt Dickson and mother Lorene (Dixie) Dickson.

Dicus, Donald A. 1960 HS ~ 03-May-2006
Dixon, Donald E. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-2019 was born in Santa Fe, NM in 1942 to Willard Norris Dixon Sr. and Marta Arvita (Patsy) Dixon. The youngest of three boys, he attended Acequia Madre Elementary School in Santa Fe and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. After graduation, Don served in the US Army in Berlin, Germany, and witnessed the building of the Berlin Wall. He returned home to attend and graduate from the University of New Mexico, where he met his wife Linda Diane Devlin. They were married in the early 1970’s and moved to the Los Angeles area. Don worked for the Social Security Administration until his retirement in the 1990’s. Don loves to sail and spent most of his free time sailing his boat off the coast of Southern California. After retirement, he relocated to Florida. Don passed away in Ormond Beach, Florida in April of 2019, just prior to his 77th birthday. He is survived by his older brothers, Hobart (Hobey) Norris Dixon and Willard (Bill) Norris, Jr, their wives, Ruth and Susan respectively, as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

Duncan, Stephen H. 1960 JC ~ 27-Mar-2007
Eddy, Douglas W. 1960 HS ~ 10-Jun-1997
Evans, James B., Sr. 1960 JC
Fanning, Dr. James W. 1960 HS ~ 15-May-2010 DDS, 67, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 after fighting a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Dr. Fanning was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1942 and moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1953. He was the son of the late Wallace A. Fanning, DDS and Agnes M. Fanning. Dr. Fanning graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and obtained a second Bachelor’s Degree from UNM. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri, Kansas City where he also completed a residency in Orthodontics in 1972. Dr. Fanning returned to Albuquerque to practice and met the love of his life, his wife Mary. In addition to Orthodontics, Dr. Fanning was passionate about waterfowl conservation and helped establish a chapter of Ducks Unlimited in New Mexico. He loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours with good friends hunting and fly fishing. He loved people and took a genuine interest in everyone he met. Dr. Fanning is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Fanning; son, Michael Fanning, DDS and wife, Rachel Fanning, DDS of Indianapolis, IN; daughters, Jamie Fanning of Albuquerque, and Kathleen Fanning Leibowitz and husband, Jeremiah of San Antonio, TX; sisters, Patricia Farnsworth of Albuquerque, NM, and Mary Jo Maly and husband, Richard of Sacramento, CA; as well as nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Fichter, Eberhard Arno “Fritz” 1960 JC ~ 14-Jul-2014 a long time resident of Coronado, passed away July 14, 2014 from a long respiratory illness, diabetes and other medical problems. He was born in 1939 in Munich, Germany and came to the United States with his mother Lisa in 1949. He learned English very quickly at the Coronado schools. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and later served in the U.S. Army in Germany. While attending the University of Munich, he unfortunately contracted tuberculosis and suffered severe lung damage. He worked for many years as a bartender and traveled in Europe and Australia. He is predeceased by his father Ludwig Mocikat and his step-father Donald Renz of Coronado and his long-time love, Crystal. He is survived by his mother Lisa Renz, his half-brother Professor Dr. Ralph Mocikat of Munich, Germany and his 15 year old cat Charlie.
Floberg, Todd S. 1960 HS
Floyd, Dennis W. 1960 HS ~ 25-Nov-2009  67, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in San Antonio, TX, on June 23, 1942. He was a long time resident of Albuquerque, a Vietnam Veteran and a Retiree of Sandia National Labs. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd and Myrtle Armstrong; and two sisters, Patricia Floyd and Marie Cornelius. He is survived by his wife, Emmalyne Floyd; his four children, Shawna, Stanley, Nizhoni, and Patrick Floyd, all of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Shirley Perkins of Weatherford, TX, and Belle Armstrong of Amarillo, TX.
Fondy, William F. 1960 JC ~ 12-Aug-2006
Forkner, Roy Allen 1960 HS ~ 14-Jul-2018
Foulkes, Lloyd Kimberly 1960 JC ~ 30-Aug-2006 was born April 4, 1939 in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, and passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. He was the son of Lloyd and Pat Foulkes, who proceded him in death. The family moved to Artesia from Aden, Ohio in 1952. In 1957 Foulkes graduated from Artesia High School and attended Texas Tech University and the New Mexico Military Institute. He had many friends in Artesia, throughout New Mexico and surrounding states. Longtime Bulldog fans will remember him as No. 33 All-State tackle with the 1956 Bulldogs. He was an avid golfer, and those who new and loved him are aware that the Artesia Bulldogs have lost an enthusiastic fan. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and son. He will be remembered as a supportive, selfless and generous friend. Survivors include his children, Nannette Windsor and her husband Marc, Brad Foulkes and his wife Liz, and Marsha Smith; two brothers, Gary and his wife Carlyn and Brian and his wife Kathy; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gilbert, Dan E. 1960 JC ~ 10-Jan-1995
Gilchrist, J. Edwin 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 1-Sep-2018 was born Dec. 19, 1939 in Denver, Colorado to James B. and Ethel Huchingson Gilchrist. He grew up on a 112,000-acre ranch in Silver City, New Mexico with his parents and sister Louise (Lou) until the sale of the ranch and their move to Durango, Colorado where Ed began middle school and then his entry into the New Mexico Military Institute and ROTC where he was a Distinguished Military Student upon graduation. He graduated from the University of Denver with a BS/BA in finance and banking. After this graduation he was commissioned in the Army for two years as a 1st Lieutenant stationed at Fort Knox. After being discharged he entered Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary and was ordained as first a Deacon and then a Priest in Broomfield, Colorado. Ed’s career then turned to the banking industry starting in Denver becoming Comptroller of Currency as Assistant National Bank Examiner. The finance industry took Ed to Farm Credit System; Production Credit Association where he was promoted to President of Western Montana PCA in Missoula, ultimately leading him to becoming an Agriculture Loan Officer at Ronan State Bank until his retirement. This placement was truly a wonderful experience for Ed and June while living in Ronan where customers and employees felt they were family. They then returned to live in Missoula to be closer to family. Ed’s first love in marriage was Gail and they were blessed with two sons, Mark and James. After the couple went their separate ways, Ed married June and loved and cherished her until her death in 2017. With this marriage came six adult step-children. And these children had children; lots of children. Then came grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At this writing there is a total of 18 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. So he became Grandpa Ed. Also with the stepchildren came new experiences such as camping, riding motorcycles on forest trails, square dancing, playing cowboy polo, babysitting and spending oodles and oodles on these grandchildren and families creating Christmases extraordinaire! What great times we had! Ed and mom opened their homes to this horde with loving arms. These were even celebrated together in June’s nursing home after Ed wasn’t able to care for her in their home due to her dementia. Preceding Ed in death are his parents James B. and Ethel; sister Lou Preston, and wife June. When Ed’s health began deteriorating, he laughingly agreed he was afflicted with ODTAA-One Dang Thing After Another! Ed loved the Lord Jesus Christ and we can imagine him and June dancing at the feet of Jesus in heaven. Those losing Ed are sons; Jim and Mark, stepchildren (who he NEVER referred to as steps) Carolyn (Dave) Glidewell and four children and grandchildren; Buck (Julie) Smith and two children and grandchildren; Rob Smith and daughter and grandchildren; Doug (Jo) Smith and three children and grandchildren; George (Mary) Smith and two children and grandchildren; and Russ (Traci) and six children and grandchildren. AND the caregiver who made Ed’s last year of life so much easier and more enjoyable every day, Lori. Thank you isn’t enough for your friendship and love and aide to our Ed. He loved you as another daughter. Our greatest joy is that Ed and June are now together in Jesus’ arms laughing and loving with no earthly bounds or pain. It is well.
Glover, Jeremy R. 1960 HS ~ 01-Jun-2007 age 64, of Madison, died early on Friday, June 1, 2007, at a local hospital of pulmonary problems. Jeremy was the only son of Gene Adele (Frantz) Glover and Benjamin Howell Glover, Jr. He was born in Chicago, IL, but from his elementary school days onward, spent most of his life in Madison. He graduated from West High School and from Colorado State University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After returning to Madison, he worked for the State Testing Service on the UW-Madison campus, in the days when computers still occupied entire rooms and scoring machine-readable exams was an all-night affair. He went on to a variety of positions in the wood industry, from cutting, splitting and delivering firewood to logging and sawmill management to selling large lots of veneer quality hardwood logs to European buyers. He retired from active business life in the 1990s, in large part due to the time he devoted to his parents in their final years, complicated by his own vision problems. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis early this year and declined rapidly, particularly during his final six-day hospitalization. He is survived by his life partner of 34 years, Karen God shall (and her family); by his sister, Sarah H. (David) Gaines of St. George, UT, and Troy, MT; by a cousin in the Madison area, David Harper; and by four other cousins and their families across the nation.
Graham, Robert P. 1960 HS ~ 05-Dec-2007 65, of Kurtis town died Dec. 5, 2007, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was a journeyman carpenter. Survived by companion, Schatze Coleman of Vallejo, Calif.; daughter, Cassie Graham-Coleman of Kurtistown; son, Robert Graham, Jr. of Groton, Conn.; brothers, Richard Stephen Graham of Oakland, Calif., Jon Graham of Nahiku, Maui; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graves, Byron L. “Butch” 1960 JC ~ 04-Sep-2013 72, died September 29, 2013, at his home in Salida. He was born October 19, 1940, in Estes Park to Byron and Leona (Taylor) Graves. Mr. Graves was the captain of his high school football and basketball teams for 3 years. He worked for the power and light company in Estes Park. He loved to ski and started skiing at Hidden Valley Ski Area in 1953. Mr. Graves moved to Copper Mountain in 1970 to become the ski school director. He was also the ski school director at Steamboat, Vail, Monarch and Beaver Creek ski areas. While living in Beaver Creek, he and his wife owned and operated a restaurant named Zambini. At the Steamboat ski area, he was the director of 400 instructors. He was a member of the Vail Ski Club for 5 years. He received the Golden Ski Award, is a lifetime achievement award given to top ski instructors. After his retirement from Monarch Ski Area, Mr. Graves became an avid golfer and spent much of his time at Salida Golf Course. Mr. Graves won many golf awards. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sharna Graves. Survivors include his brother Steve (Barbara) Graves of Clarkston, Mich. uncle Charles (Pearl) Taylor of Avon nephews Christopher Graves of Sarasota, Fla., and Jason (Marcee) Graves of Pasadena, Calif. great-niece Rylee Graves of Pasadena, Calif. cousins Charles Taylor Jr. of Avon, and Kristy D’Amico of Conifer.
Graves, Vannie A. 1960 JC ~ 30-Nov-2017 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and child of God, died Thursday, November 30, 2017. Following a career as a coach, teacher, athletic director, special education director and principal in New Mexico, he returned to the classroom in Kerrville, coordinating and then teaching special education students at Tivy High School. He retired in 2007. Vannie was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended New Mexico Military Institute where, as a member of the 1958 NMMI National Junior College Championship football team, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 1958 football team had a historic record of achievement as the only team from there to win the NJCAA National Junior College Championship and to be the only undefeated, un-tied team in the school’s history. Vannie continued on to Eastern New Mexico University, playing on their varsity football teams from 1959 to 1961 (Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity), and later receiving his Master of Education in Special Education there. He is survived by his wife, Paulette N. Graves; his children, Tol A. Graves (wife Carole) of Chandler, AZ, Tiffeni Graves-Cywinski of Sherman Oaks, CA, Treigh Graves Mulvaney of San Diego, CA, Tyson S. Graves and Travis S. Graves, both of Staunton, VA; and 7 grandchildren, Tanner, Tristan, Irelyn, Peighton, Skylar, Traxton, and Lincoln. Sister-in-law, Kay Graves of North Richland Hills, TX, and brother-in-law Joel V. Reitzer (wife Judith) of Fernandina Beach, FL, also survive, as well as nieces and nephew, Karee Daniel, April Roark, and Jason Reitzer; uncle, Houston (Hootie) Lambert; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred A. Graves-Arrington and Charles (Tuffy) Graves; and brother, Foy Dean Graves.
Guayante, Joseph A. 1960 JC
Halla, Frank L. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jun-1990
Hamilton, Brooks W. 1960 JC ~ 03-Aug-1993
Hawthorne, Donald S. 1960 JC
Heap, Harry K. 1960 HS ~ 23-Dec-2007 was born April 18, 1942, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the first son of Harry Herbert Hub Heap and Billie Mae Heap. Surrounded by his devoted and loving family, Harry peacefully departed this life at the age of 65, December 23, 2007, at 5:07 p.m., into the open arms of his lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Harry was a good and honorable man, loved dearly by all who knew him like his father, Harry enjoyed listening to and telling a good story. He was also a faithful and loyal giver, generously donating too many charities and churches, and he treasured friends and family. Harry was a Marine and loved to claim Semper Fidelis was united in marriage with Vicki Lynn Britton Heap May 28, 1994, by Pastor James Dill at Rose Heights Church of God in Tyler. After moving to White Oak, Texas, in 1994, Harry and Vicki joined 10 other families and helped pioneer Rose Heights Church of God in Longview, where Harry sang in the choir, taught Sunday school class and helped support and launch numerous benevolent programs Harry was a noted and respected petroleum consultant, working through Dan Blocker Petroleum Consultants of Longview. Harry traveled extensively during his early career, touching down in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Nigeria. His most notable accomplishment, however, as he stated many times, was giving his life to Jesus Christ. Those who knew him well are witnesses to the difference the Lord made in Harry’s life’s Harry was preceded in death by his father, Hub Heap of Odessa, Texas; his son, Shane Heap; his maternal grandmother, Mattie Bell; paternal grandmother, Blanche Heap; nephew, Ben Heap; and good friend, Sam Clary.  Those left to treasure his memory are his beloved wife, Vicki, of White Oak; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Allen Howell of Lake Cherokee; mother, Billie Heap of Odessa; mother-in-law, Colleene Britton of Tyler; sister and brother-in-law, Marsha and Mark Fairchild of Midland, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Kim Heap of Odessa, Texas; granddaughters, Hunter Howell and Haley Heap; grandson, Lance Heap; and many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Herter, Everit A., III 1960 JC ~ 22-Jun-2002
Hicks, James E., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jan-1995
Higgins, Charles T. 1960 JC ~ 09-Jan-2017 76, of Satsuma, passed from this life on Monday, January 9, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in the British controlled area of Hong Kong as the son of missionaries, he resided in Putnam County since 2005 coming here from Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Tyng graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with his bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He had also played football with the Navy and with New Mexico Military Institute where he was a part of a national championship team. Tyng served in the U.S. Army (Vietnam) and with the Navy in Italy and France. One of his most memorable times in the Navy was his experience sailing on the Coast Guard Cutter, the Eagle, which was the largest tall ship sailing in the fleet. A man of many talents, he was also an accomplished actor and singer and was a member of the Actors Guild. Prior to moving to Putnam County, Tyng was a financial advisor and owned and operated Higgins Financial Service, Inc. in Chattanooga, TN for 28 years. He was of the Episcopalian Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. Higgins and Mary Atkinson Higgins and a brother, Alexander “Sandy” Higgins. Tyng is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gail Higgins of Satsuma and 3 brothers, Ashley Higgins of Helena, AK, Dudley Higgins (Lisa) of Houston, TX and Stephen Higgins of College Station, TX.
Hirschhorn, Michael 1960 HS ~ 30-Jul-2009
Howard, III, Volney Erskine 1960 HS ~ 14 Jul-2016 The family and friends of Volney Erskine Howard, III 1960 HS all mourn his peaceful passing on July 14, 2016 in Heber City, Utah. Yes, he was a skier and no, he was not considering membership in the Church of Latter Day Saints…. Volney was born in San Francisco on November 28, 1941 and thrived in many of his favorite spots on earth: Calabasas, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Bainbridge Island, Mill Creek and even Costa Rica. He is survived by his wife Andee, his brother Alan Howard, his three children Volney Howard IV, Angela Howard and Ashley Howard, and his six grandchildren Volney V & Owen, Lauren & Colton, Alec & Kaden. Volney worked in the Los Angeles television industry for many years, both as a film editor and as a producer. With his wife, Andee, he spent years both as a wine grape grower and vintner in Sonoma Valley and selling and buying real estate in the North Bay. Volney was a “car-guy” and his real passion these past few years was drag racing. We all guess that since he had finally succeeded in driving his race car under 9 seconds in the quarter mile, he had accomplished everything he had always wanted to do…. He was a proud member of the Bohemian Club for over three decades and his number of friends who now mourn his passing could fill an old-fashioned Rolodex…. Many glasses of fine red wine will be hoisted in his name for more than a few years.
Hyde, Charles A., II 1960 JC ~ 27-Sep-2013
Isaacs, M. Preston 1960 JC
Johnson, Jerry P. 1960 JC ~ 10-Sep-2005
Jorgensen, Richard H. 1960 HS ~ 08-Aug-1997
Keeling, Terry M. 1960 HS
Kinney, John P. 1960 HS ~ 17 Mar-2018 Having lived well and loved well, John Patrick Kinney released his hold to life on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018, following a short battle with metastatic lung cancer. John’s noble and embracing approach to the dying process was a gift to all he leaves behind. He chose not to pursue treatment but to live to the fullest until it was time to leave. His acceptance of his fate, and his grace and courage in sharing himself with those who loved him was a remarkable example and an act of the deepest kind of generosity. John Patrick Kinney, III, was born in San Antonio on December 3, 1941, to Jeanne Lane and Jack Kinney. He was the beloved older brother of his sister Delane. As a young man, John married Jennifer Miller (nee Thompson). Together they had three children, John “Josh” Patrick, IV, Jason, and Jill. Later in his life, John married Elizabeth Baker with whom he shared 28 happy years. Not only did he delight in being a father and grandfather to Josh, Jason, Jill and their respective children, he also became a central figure in the lives of Elizabeth’s three girls and grandchildren. With all who knew him, John freely shared his love and positive outlook. John graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended TCU. He served as a sergeant in the reserve of the U.S. Marine Corps. Throughout his professional life-which included stints in banking, auto leasing and insurance-his extraordinarily engaging personality fueled his successes. For the past 26 years, he worked as an insurance agent helping his clients navigate the maze that is supplemental Medicare. John loved the opportunity to serve his clients and had many funny tales to share about encounters he’d had in his work. An avid golfer and a TCU football fan, he enjoyed trips to Florida and Arizona with old friends for baseball spring training. John was a student of history and had a particularly keen interest in that of the American Southwest. Meandering by car, he and Elizabeth enjoyed many wonderful trips throughout the southwest. Survivors: John is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Baker; his sister, Delane Kinney and her partner, Deborah Boelter, of Dallas; his children and their spouses, Josh and Kari Kinney, Jason and Amy Kinney, and Jill and Gabe Cespedes, as well as his stepdaughters and spouses, Kendal King, Angela and David Kocher, all of Ft. Worth, and Stacey and Chris Haggard of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are his grandsons, Dylan and Elliot Kinney, Luke and Grey Cespedes, Sam Kocher, and Nicholas Haggard.
Koepsell, Philip L. 1960 HS ~ 25-Aug-2009  68, of Mulberry died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Tahlequah, OK. He was of the Lutheran faith, employed with Whirlpool and an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and a son, Ronnie Koepsell.
Lasswell, George C. 1960 HS ~ 02-Sep-2006
Lauderdale, Thomas L., IV 1960 HS
Lester, William L. 1960 HS
Love, Jerry A. 1960 JC
Lucoff, Bruce L. 1960 HS ~ 17-Jan-2019 died Jan. 17 at 77. Survived by daughters Marin (Jeffrey) Kokin, Jordan (Stuart) Miller; 5 grandchildren; brother Terry (Guien).

Lynch, James R. 1960 JC ~ 04-Jun-2005
MacCartee, Robert W. 1960 HS
Maddux, Glen L. 1960 HS
Marino, Dominic T., Jr. 1960 JC
Martin, David Richard 1960 HS ~ 08-Sep-2016 73, of Elk Creek, Va., was promoted to Glory on Sept. 8, 2016. He was a resident of Klamath Falls, Ore., for 16 years prior to moving to Elk Creek. Though born in Washington, D.C., David spent most of his life on the West Coast in New Mexico, California, and Oregon. He had a variety of life experiences, including time in the U.S. Navy, selling insurance, operating a Christian street ministry, building windmills, and ministering as a Salvation Army officer. His calling as a pastor was his passion and through his work in Mojave, Calif., Berkeley, Calif., Reno, Nev., and Oakland, Calif., he made a difference in countless lives. David leaves behind the love of his life, Sylvia; their daughter Hannah Martin and daughter-in-law Emilia Jones of Elk Creek, Va.; his son David E. Martin, daughter-in-law Stefani Martin and grandson Garrick Martin of the San Francisco Bay area; his sister Elaine and brother-in-law Dick Huntington of San Diego, Calif.; and sister-in-law Helen Martin of Lawrence, Kan. He was preceded in death by his brother Edwin John Martin. David was cremated; his only regret was that he wouldn’t have a tombstone to be engraved with “I told you I was sick!” Since the age of 27, he had been given less than a year to live on multiple occasions. A natural music-maker and jokester, David would make a habit of bursting randomly into song or drumming out a complex beat on the kitchen counter. His favorite games were cribbage and dominoes, but he could be cajoled into nearly any game. When he went fishing, he would bring a good detective novel instead of a fishing pole because that was the best part of fishing in his mind.
Martinez, George C., Jr. 1960 JC
May, Robert L. 1960 JC ~ 16-May-1996
Mayer, Thomas J. 1960 JC ~ 01-Nov-1966
McClure, George W. 1960 JC ~ 01-Jul-1994
McKinley, Warren 1960 HS
Metzger, Robert W. 1960 JC ~ 15-Dec-2000
Miller, John H. “Johnny” 1960 JC ~ 11-Mar-2017 long time resident of Sinton, Texas, passed away after a short illness on Saturday evening, March ll, 2017, surrounded by loving family and friends. John came in to this world on March 28, 1940, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Born to John Hobbs and Hilma Higholt Miller, he grew up with his sister Mary (Clanton).  He graduated from Sinton High school, and spent two years at the New Mexico Military Institute, before transferring to the University of Texas, where he finished undergrad and received his law degree. He married Josephine Welder in July 1967, and had two really amazing and exceptionally lovely children, Mary Catherine and George (equally favored) who will miss him. Last May, the Texas Bar confirmed John’s 50 years as a practicing lawyer. His family considered him a modern renaissance man, engaging in multiple hobbies and interests varying from making hot air balloons to fossil hunting to brewing beer. Recent activities included growing orchids, bird watching, and memberships in the Sinton Rotary Club, the Bromeliad, Cactus and Succulent societies and serving on the Board of the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens. He is predeceased by his parents Hon. John H. Miller (Hilma) and sister Margaret Moser. John is survived by his friend and former wife Josephine Welder Miller; children, Mary Catherine Miller of Austin and son George Hugh Miller (Theodora) of Richmond, Virginia; step-grandchildren Alexander Thomas Beale, Savannah Maria Beale; granddaughter Ariana Mary Miller; and loyal aide-de-camp Debbie Miller. He is also survived by his sister Mary Miller Clanton (John) of Corpus Christi. Numerous nephews and nieces of the Clanton, Hall, Knight, Moser, and Welder families remember him fondly. John was of a time and age that lost childhood friends to preventable diseases, which marked him.
Miloslavich, Charles A. 1960 HS
Moore, John R. 1960 JC 11-Mar-2015 was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on January 12, 1940, to Virginia and Nathan Moore. He was the beloved elder brother to Sharon, Jim, Sue and Pam. He was devoted to his wife, Joyce, son Brock, daughters Terri and Kathy, his grandchildren and great- grandchildren, large extended family, and many longtime friends. In recent years, he developed a special bond with his therapy dog, Kashmir, given to him by Love Heels to help him manage his heart condition with her calming presence. John graduated from Mission Bay High School in 1958, and enjoyed sharing monthly breakfasts with former classmates over the last few years. After attending the New Mexico Military Institute, John served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve, receiving an honorable discharge in 1968. For many years he managed orange groves in the San Joaquin Valley which led to a career specializing in drip irrigation products and turf management for golf courses. His life took him from his birthplace in the mountains of New Mexico, to the beaches of Pacific Beach, to his ranch in Madera, to his yacht in San Diego Bay, to his house on a hill in Linda Vista where he retired, enjoying the sea breezes and his ocean view. He loved flying and piloted his own plane. He loved the ocean and captained his own 63-foot yacht named the Terri Lynn. He was an excellent cook and many remember him for his delicious cheesecakes and breakfasts. John was a wonderful host and will be remembered for his congeniality, ready laugh and rich bass voice. At John’s request, there will not be a memorial service. All of us who love and miss him know that he has passed into the out-stretched arms of God and that we’ll see him again in heaven. 
Moore, Larry E. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-1987
Myers, David A. 1960 HS ~ 13-May-2007 65, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday, May 13, 2007.
Neely, Vernon D. 1960 JC ~ 14-Jul-2002
O’Rourke, Pat F. 1960 HS ~ 02-Jul-2001
Otto, Richard C. 1960 JC ~ 30-Jun-2004
Parenti, Philip J. 1960 HS
Parks, Joel D., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 01-Mar-1986
Pendleton, George C. 1960 JC ~ 21-Oct-2002
Pickett, Herbert E. 1960 HS ~ 13-May-2014 72, of Brownfield. Herbie passed away at his home in Brownfield on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 9, 1941, in Brownfield to A.T. and Kathleen (Perry) Pickett. He attended Brownfield schools and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He married Sharon Thomas on June 9, 1961 in Union. He was a pumper for over 30 years where he worked for Amoco, Fina, First Permian and then Energen Resources, retiring in 2011. The loves of his life were his grandkids, woodworking, ham radios, and horses. He was a past member of the Terry County Sheriff’s Posse and Terry County Amateur Radio Club. He was a member of Plains Baptist Church. Herbie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon Pickett of Brownfield; three daughters, Rita Todd of Brownfield, Latrice Allison of Brownfield, and Wanda Hall and husband Kevin of Bryan; grandchildren, Jared Todd, Wesley Todd, Contessia Hernandez and husband Josh, Caleb Allison, Ryker Allison, and Caton Hall; great-grandchildren, Journee Hernandez and Jacksyn Hernandez; son-in-law, Ricky Allison.
Pillsbury, Hugh A., Jr. 1960 JC
Pomeroy, R. D. 1960 JC ~ 15-Nov-1994
Reeves, Rex E. “Dean”., Jr. 1960 HS ~ 11-Nov-2016 Age 74, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016. The angels took Dean home to heaven on November 11, 2016. He was surrounded by his family, and left with a smile on his face. Dean was born to Rex and Dorothy Reeves on June 4, 1942 in Clayton, NM. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. He married Sally Harris of Seneca, New Mexico on April 5, 1969. They were long time residents of Clayton, later moving around the southwest, they settled in Rio Rancho, NM in 1994. Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy and father, Rex as well as his brother, Patrick Michael, and sister Patricia Michelle. He is survived by his wife, Sally; his children, Jubal Reeves and his wife Max Reeves of Houston, TX; son John Reeves of Rio Rancho; and daughter, Sarah Galarneau and her husband Adam Galarneau; as well as 4 grandchildren, Isaac, Ashton, and Aubrey Galarneau, and Jubilee Reeves.
Richardson, Don E 1958 HS-1690 JC ~ 11 May-2018
Ripley, Robert H. “Bob” Jr. 1960 JC ~ 26-Mar-2015 76 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Santa Barbara, died on March 26, 2015. He was born March 4, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois. In his toddler years moved with his parents, Janet Kirk and Hampton Ripley, sisters Lynn and Polly and brother, Peter to La Jolla, California and finally to Montecito, California in 1949. He graduated with the class of 1957 from Santa Barbara High School, where he played drums in the SBHS Band and SBHS orchestra. He was involved with the SBHS Ham Radio Club, plus was in the ROTC Rifle club. In the SBHS yearbook he states that his plans were to go into television production and electronics, which he did after he graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell New Mexico in 1963. His lifelong career was in various levels of radio and television broadcasting including owning and operating several radio stations, producing travel videos, working at Bank of America’s video department, and engineering at KEYT then retiring to Tucson, AZ. On his Facebook Page he identified himself as a “laidback old broadcaster”. Robert is predeceased by brother Peter, father Hampton, mother Janet Ripley Fargo, step-father, Edward A. Fargo, Jr., and step-brother Edward A. Fargo III. His sister Lynn Ripley Willmarth died nine days after he died, April 5, 2015. He is survived by his sister Polly Wadsworth and her daughter, Courtney Williams and grandson Matthew Williams of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lynn’s three children: Hampton Flanagan, Laura Flanagan Cooper and Peter Flanagan and their spouses, and step-sister Sara Fargo, of Santa Barbara. He will be remembered by his family and close friends as a good guy possessing a playful sense of humor, and a good listener, a kind man who will be known as a gentleman evermore.
Robbs, Alfred B., III 1960 HS ~ 14-Nov-2008
Roman, Gilbert L. 1960 HS ~ 11-Feb-1996
Rospond, Daniel F. 1960 JC ~ 09-Oct-2004
Ross, Philip A. 1960 HS ~ 08-May-2007 66, of North Miami, FL, passed away on May 8, 2007.
Rowell, Fred A. “Buzz” 1960 HS ~ 29-Apr-2016  of Albuquerque, was born 9/11/1942 in Ft Leavenworth, KS to Fred and Bette Rowell. Buzz passed away peacefully on 4/25/2016. Buzz grew up in Roswell, graduating from NMMI before graduating from college at Texas Christian University. He used his marketing degree as Sales Manager for Pioneer Western Wear, Real Estate in Santa Fe and owned his own Landscaping Company for years. He volunteered in various organizations to help others by passing on life lessons through inspirational talks to those in emotional distress, including those that were incarcerated. Buzz was an avid runner, camper and hiker who loved the great outdoors of NM. He was an auto enthusiast and loved his two dogs Jazz and Marley. He passed along these passions to his children. He is survived by his sons Christian Rowell of Eugene, OR, William (Melissa Paquin) Rowell of Santa Fe; his daughters Allison (Sean) Tierney of Mill Valley, CA, Kirsten (Josh Tewksbury) Rowell of Seattle, WA; six beloved grandchildren; and former spouses Rosemary Rowell of Santa Fe; and Janel Larsen of Phoenix, AZ. He will be missed!
Sawyers, CPT Roger T., USA 1960 JC – Vietnam-Killed in action after aircraft was shot down near Lam Dong on 2 October 1967.
Seate, Jerry L. 1960 HS ~ 22-Dec-1993
Sides, 1LT Joe E. 1960 JC
Smith, COL Jack Hendrix, USA (Ret) 1960 JC
Stephens, Millard L. “Butch” 1960 HS ~ 22-Nov-2009 was born Sept. 19,1942, in Amarillo, Texas. He rejoined his Maker on Nov. 22, 2009, in El Paso, Texas. Butch was the son of Delma and Millard Lafayette Stephens. His birth father died in World War II and he was adopted by Jess Burner Sr. Jess became Butch’s father and mentor. A man of contradictions: an entrepreneur and a free spirit. He worked hard and played harder. Butch was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, a Navy Veteran, a cattleman, and an avid pilot who loved flying for pleasure and profit. His legacy continues with three sons: Cleat and wife, Cami Stephens, of Fort Davis, Texas. Sandy and wife, Diane Stephens, of Prosper, Texas, and Sam and wife, Angela Stephens, of Midland, Texas, one daughter, Kristi and husband, Brian Cordeau, of San Antonio, Texas and seven granddaughters and one grandson. Other survivors include his brother Jess Burner Jr. and sisters, Gail Holt, Bonnie Burner, and Mary Beth Calhoun. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Amy Harper Stephens. Butch loved his family and expressed that love in a multitude of ways from a big hug to a donkey named “Dipstick” that he left in your back yard. His best friends included an eclectic mix from Kenneth (Suk) Eade to a mule named Ruth. The essence of Butch Stephens is best described in his own words: “fast horses, faster airplanes, slow lovin’, skinny cattle, slow rain, Willie, Waylon & the boys”
Stevens, Craig M. 1958 HS-1960 JC ~ 31-Dec-2017 78, passed away at his home in Scottsdale, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1939 in Denver, Colorado to Howard and Katherine. He married Sharon Ullstrom on August 6, 1960, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) and then Arizona State University in 1962. He worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and retired from Crown Life as a Regional VP. He lived in Colorado, California, and then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993. Craig enjoyed football, baseball, and golf. Forever a die-hard Denver Broncos and Sun Devils fan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon; his daughter, Kristine (Steve); his son, Kirk (Edy); as well as six grandchildren.
Sullivan, Michael E. 1960 HS ~ 17-Dec-2008
Sullivan, Robert J. 1960 HS
Thrift, Daniel C. 1960 HS
Whittemore, Robert G. 1960 HS ~ 15-Mar-1988
Willoughby, Gilbert L. 1960 HS
Wilson, Gerald E. 1960 JC ~ 21-Apr-2009 68, a resident of Rio Rancho since 2005, and formerly of Silver City, NM, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Gerald was born October 19, 1940 in Santa Rita, New Mexico.
Wilson, CPT John S., USA 1960 HS ~ 23-Feb-1969 – Vietnam-Killed in action near Bien Hoa on 23 February 1969.
Wilson, Rolland A. “Butch 1960 JC ~ 25-Aug-2007 Age 67, of Bloomington, Minnesota; died on 8/25/07 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruth Wilson and his sisters, Phyllis and Joyce. Survived by his wife, Lou Ann; and his children, Scott and Kimberly, his step-children, Robert, Kimberly and Leslie, plus 6 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Betty and Clarice (Glenn) and nieces and nephews. Butch had been a champion basketball player in high school as a member of the Brush, Colorado, “”Beet diggers””. He served in the U.S. Air Force and became a disabled veteran. Butch played basketball with the MN Rolling Gophers in his younger years as well as becoming an accomplished downhill skier with the Courage Alpine Skiers. Butch enjoyed the horse races and loved music and travel. Rolland worked for many years in the auto parts business and later became a U.S. Postal Service employee – retiring some years ago.
Winn, MAJ Robert B. 1960 JC ~ 16-Nov-1988
Wist, John R. 1960 HS ~ 16-Jul-2006
Wolfe, Leslie A. 1960 HS ~ 01-Apr-1972
Wood, James R. 1960 JC ~ 17-Sep-2004
Worthington, Ivan E. 1960 HS ~ 15-Jan-2003
Zorns, Thomas B. 1960 HS


Abshier, Roy B. 1959 JC ~ 18-Aug-2008 died on August 18, 2008. He was 69. “Baker” was born June 17, 1939 in Jennings, Louisiana and grew up in Lafayette, where he graduated from Lafayette High School in 1957. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and USL before joining the Army. Following his discharge from the Army, Baker lived with his family in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he became a Mason at Pulaski Heights Lodge No. 673. Business opportunities with the Burlington Northern Railroad led them to Wyoming where his love for the West was matched by his spirit of adventure. Baker is survived by his sister, Lynnel Downs, of Lafayette; and his three children, Brian Keith and his wife, Jennifer, of Baton Rouge; daughter Angela Abshier and son, Andrew Abshier, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; and grandchildren, Jeff Abshier, Alyssa Abshier, Addison Allen, and Christian Kesler, also of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Heff and Barbara Abshier.
Adams, CPT John K., USA 1959 JC – Vietnam-Killed in action after just three weeks in country on 26 March 1967. In Binh-Dinh.
Atherton, Ralph G. 1959 HS ~ 18-Mar-2000
Baird, Patrick M. 1959 HS ~ 04-Dec-2010 (1941 – 2010) Patrick Martin Baird was born in Bakersfield on September 29, 1941 and passed away on December 4, 2010 in Seligman, AZ, traveling on his way to Bakersfield. He attended Bakersfield High School before joining the United States Navy. He served honorably in the Navy for two years and then continued to serve his country with the United States Postal Service in a career that lasted over 30 years. After retiring from the USPS, in 2004 he moved with his wife Diana to Pagosa Springs, CO, but they often returned as snowbirds to winter in Bakersfield. He is survived by two children, Patrick Martin Baird, Jr. and Wendy Ann-Marie Baird; two grandchildren, Kathryn Ann-Marie Barger and Brittany Baird; and two great grandchildren. He also leaves behind the love of his life, Diana Rue Baird, his spouse of over 33 years. He will be remembered fondly by extended family members and many friends.
Barnes, Carl Phillip 1959 HS ~ 13-Dec-2011 70, passed away December 13, 2011. He was born on April 3, 1941 in Phoenix, AZ, to Jack and Mabel Barnes. Phillip was a third generation cotton farmer in Queen Creek. Phillip is survived by his daughter Cindy son-in-law Keith, his brother William and sister-in-law George Ann, his sister Jackie and brother-in-law Elliot, sister, Linda and numerous nieces and nephews. In the late 1950’s he was an avid corvette drag racing enthusiast. Phillip was also was a crop duster with a love of aviation and flying. Phillip will be forever soaring.
Black, Stephen R. 1959 HS ~ 08-Oct-2010  passed away October 8, 2010. Preceded in death by his first wife Kathleen Leak Black. He is survived by his wife Linda Annell Anderson Gilley Black, children Patrick Rogers Black and Stephanie Black Riling; grandchildren Ian Rogers Black, Rebecca Kate Black, Kyle Derik Riling, Erica Whitley Riling; brothers Keith (Tammy) Black, Owen (Theresa) Black, sister Kathy (Clair) Carter; stepsons Rex Darren (Angela) Gilley, Ryan Bradley (Jo) Gilley; step-grandchildren; Jessica, Caleb, Issac, Joshua; brothers and sisters in law; Grady (Virginia) Anderson, Don (Linda) Anderson, Lynn (Dianne) Anderson, Bertha (Aaron) Shelton, Reba (Jodie) mcgriff, Jeannie (Wayne Douglas) Freeze; nieces and nephews Amber, Brandi, Elizabeth, David, Christa, Glenn, Kimberly and Chad; grand nieces and nephews Kelly, Ben, Daniel, Mary, Rebecca, Gavin and Zander.
Blanchard, John P. 1959 HS ~ 09-Sep-2014  75, of Phoenix, passed away on September 9, 2014. John was a Phoenix native. He attended Scottsdale High School, the New Mexico Military Institute and was the owner of Medallion Electric. He is survived by his wife Mary of 52 years, children, Kathleen (Bernardo) Garcia, son Kevin, and Kristine (Joseph) Knapp, 11 grandchildren, his brother Allen (Elaine) Blanchard and many nieces and nephews.
Blumberg, Philip J. 1959 HS
Bosse, David M. 1959 HS ~ 24-Apr-1998
Bounds, Landon D. 1959 HS ~ 14-Jun-2001
Branscum, William H. 1959 HS
Brogan, Charles R. “Bob” 1959 JC ~ 24-Oct-2007 died peacefully in his sleep in Santa Paula on Wednesday night, Oct. 24, 2007. Bob was born in Emporia, KS, on Sept. 27, 1939, to Helen and Carl Brogan. He was the third of four children. At six weeks of age, he was train-bound to Albuquerque, NM, where he grew up and nurtured his lifelong love of big skies, desert vistas and spicy New Mexico green chili. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for six years, then the University of New Mexico, where he met Nancy. They married after a brief courtship and promptly settled in Los Angeles, where Bob attended Mortuary College. While working at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, he and Nancy bought the Santa Paula Flower Shop in 1968. He went on to own and operate two other flower shops, a hardware store and several video stores. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying many trips for Newhall Land and Farming executives. Bob loved to fish and opened Lake Crowley many a year. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his wonderful quick wit and Irish charm. Bob will be missed! Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, P. Kaye Crickett Stenshol and Shelley Rounds of Santa Paula; son, Rob Brogan of Medford, OR; grandchildren, Dylan and Stevi Rieder, Ashley and Meagan Wilson, Ace Rounds and Samantha Rieder; sister, Sally mcleod of Albuquerque, NM; and brothers, Carl of La Grange, GA, and Bill of Almagordo, NM.
Brown, James E. 1959 JC
Burge, William W. 1959 HS ~ 03-Aug-2001 passed away on Friday, August 3, 2001, following a long illness. He was born January 2, 1942, and grew up in Houston. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Texas, and the University of Houston. He graduated from the University of Texas of Law in 1966. Following graduation he clerked for the presiding Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin. He then worked in the Harris County District Attorney’s office, first as a prosecutor and then as chief of the appellate division. During this time he assisted in establishing the Federal Public Defender’s office for the Southern District of Texas. In 1979 he entered the private practice of criminal defense law. In 1974 the Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified him as a specialist in the field of criminal defense law. Bill loved the law and showed this by his memberships and chairmanships of many committees in local, state and federal legal organizations. He served recently as chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the State Bar of Texas, the Federal Practice Section of the Houston Bar Association, and a Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. He was a member of the Houston Police Advisory Committee for several years, and he was an adjunct professor of criminal law at South Texas College of Law for seventeen years. Bill took great joy in his family.  He was married to Dorothy Vaughn in 1964 and had two children, Laura Burge Esparza and Bill Burge, Jr. He is also remembered by his father Curtis H. Burge, MD, Fernando Esparaza, grandchildren and, Alejandro and Antonio Esparza, Brother Charles Burge, Susan Staples Burge and Chris Gore. His mother, Velma Ann Conradi Burge died in 1997. His many interest included classical symphonic and operatic music, ballet, screenplays and the visual arts, the study of archaeology, anthropology, history. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Democratic Party and his advice was sought by many candidates for public office.
Callahan, Orville Lee 1959 HS ~ 04-Oct-2006
Callender, James R. 1959 JC ~ 24-Nov-2009 Jim Callender died November 24 at his home after a long illness. He was 69. Mr. Callender grew up in Haynesville, Louisiana. He attended LSU in Baton Rouge where he received a B.S. Degree in Engineering and Geology. He was also a member of The Explorer’s Club since 1979. He was employed by Unocal (now Chevron) for 30 years and retired in 1994 as Worldwide Drilling Operations Manager. He then moved to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana where he consulted in the oil and gas industry as well as operating his cattle ranch. Mr. Callender is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mabel Callender. He is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Klaudya, and his four sons James Reed Callender, Jr., and fiance Irina Kotova of Shreveport, Guy and Sissy Callender, and Trey Callender and Zach Callender all of Claiborne Parish. He is also survived by one grandson, James Reed Callender, III, of Moore, Oklahoma.
Chittum, Lee H. 1959 HS ~ 15-Feb-2006
Choate, John L. 1959 HS ~ 28-Apr-1993
Clark, L. David 1959 HS ~ 13-Jan-2015
Colvin, William J. 1959 HS ~ 17-Feb-2012  71, died Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Colvin was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Chicago, the son of Thomas and Verena Mackin Colvin. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. After returning to the Chicago area he attended North Central College in Naperville, IL, where he studied business contract law. He was in promotional advertising for 20 years before moving to Texas with his wife, Kay, where they owned and operated a deli sandwich shop in southeastern Texas. After moving to California, he attended Las Positas College, where he studied psychology and counseling skills. He retired as facility manager from the Florida sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Bartow, FL. Mr. Colvin was of the Catholic faith but was a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Summit. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Jane Straub and a sister-in-law, Sherry Colvin. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kay Didon Colvin of McComb; four sons and a daughter-in-law, General William Joseph Scott and Paula of Honolulu, and Sean, Greg and Tim Silletto, all of California; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jessica and Robert Ard of Tylertown, Natalie Peterson of Mesa, AZ, and Stacy Silletto of Ladera Ranch, Calif.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Dale dewitt of Frisco, Texas, Susan Colvin of Melbourne, FL, and Henry Straub of Downers Grove, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Judy Colvin of Satellite Beach, FL, and Richard and Aurora Colvin of Pickerington, Ohio; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Bobby and Nora Didon of Jayess and the Rev. E.J. and Lisa Didon of Kentwood; 11 grandchildren, Lila, Katelyn and Tyler Ard of Tylertown, Natasha and Kristiana Scott of Honolulu, Brittania Anderson of Vancouver, WA, Amanda, Chase and Monica Peterson of Mesa, AZ, Ashley Silletto and Ryan Jacobsen of Ladera Ranch, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews and foster children.
Coolbroth, Jerry C. 1959 HS ~ 10-Jul-2003
Cronin, George Tom 1959 JC ~ 07-Feb-2019 was born in Worcester, MA, and attended public school there until his family moved to nearby Shrewsbury, MA, where he graduated from high school. Tom was an outstanding high school athlete. He declined several professional baseball contract offers in favor of scholarship offers to college, attending New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He subsequently transferred to Holy Cross College in Worcester. Following graduation, he taught and coached varsity basketball and track at Milford High School from 1963 to 1967. He entered on duty as a Special Agent on May 22, 1967. His first office was Kansas City and later he was transferred to the Hyattsville, MD, Resident Agency of the Baltimore Division. Tom worked major violent crimes, including preparing and filing the charging document against Arthur Bremer in the 1972 shooting of Alabama Governor George Wallace in Laurel, MD. In November, 1978, he coordinated and reported to FBI Headquarters the initial interviews of the Jonestown Massacre survivors at Andrews Air Force Base. Following the March, 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan by John Hinkley, Jr., Tom was detailed to the Washington Field Office to work the investigation. Coincidentally in this incident, a wounded police officer, Thomas Delahanty, was the husband of Brenda’s friend, co-worker and supervisor at the C & P Telephone Company. Tom completed his bureau career on the Baltimore SOG Team, retiring in November, 1996. Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Brenda Elaine (Harris) Cronin and their four daughters; Kim Drake and her husband Terry, Colleen Ferguson and her husband James, Kelly Dunlap and her husband Howard and Kathleen Flynn and her husband James. He was the devoted grand father of 14 and great-grandfather of three.

Cunningham, Carlos M. 1959 JC ~ 06-Oct-2011  went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Carlos was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Lubbock, Texas, to Jesse and Vera Cunningham. Carlos married Carol Zeigler on June 16, 1962, in Artesia. She survives him at the family home. He moved to Roswell from Abernathy, Texas, in 1954 and graduated from Roswell High School. He attended McMurry and NMMI on football scholarships and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bacheloræs degree in accounting in 1961. Soon after, he earned his CPA. He went to work for Allman and Evertson Accounting and eventually became a partner in Evertson and Associates. Carlos later went into private practice where he remained until 2005 at which time he became associated with the firm of Andrews, Smith, Lowery and Company. Carlos served on several boards and committees and was a member of a number of organizations in the community through the years. He was a Past Master of Roswell Masonic Lodge No. 18. He was a Scottish Rite 33rd Degree Mason, Past Grand Commander of York Rite Bodies and a member of The Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and delighted in the teaching of God’s word, which he did for many years. He loved his family unconditionally and was a loving and compassionate friend. His father Jesse Cunningham, mother Vera Cunningham, brother Harold Cunningham and father-in-law Earl Zeigler preceded Carlos in death. He is survived by his daughter Carlyn Hancock and her husband, Floyd Hancock Jr., of Portales and two grandchildren: Garret Hancock and Taylor Hancock, also of Portales; his mother-in-law Gladys Zeigler of Roswell, sister-in-law Eula Cunningham of Jasper, Texas, two nephews Jerry and Phyllis Summers of Burksville, Texas, Tom and Joyce Summers of McKinney, Texas, and three nieces Kathleen and Donnie Simpson of Clarksville, TN, Ann and Gary Biggs of Roswell, and Susan King of Clarksville, TN.
Davidson, Tommy Q. 1959 HS ~ 01-Mar-2010 Our beloved, Thomas Quincy Davidson, of San Antonio, TX, went to be with our Lord on March 1, 2010, after a battle with Lewy Body dementia. “”Tom”” was 68 years old. He was born to the late Thomas Q. and Laura Christina O’ Docharty Davidson on March 11, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in Corpus Christi and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM before graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi in 1959. Tom then attended the University of Texas where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In 1970 he married Margaret Ann Dickson in Houston, TX and relocated to San Antonio, TX in 1987. Mr. Davidson enjoyed a long career in the life insurance industry before retiring in 1996 from USAA. Tom was known for his smile, laughter, and giving back to his family and community. He was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and participated in Bible studies and various other services. Additionally, he served as a Boy Scout Volunteer and ultimately became District Commissioner from 1992 – 1998. Tom loved outdoor activities including camping with and watching his sons play sports as well as restoring and rebuilding classic cars. His latest years were spent substitute teaching at several area San Antonio High Schools due to his love of teaching and interacting with the students. Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years Margaret Davidson, 4 children including sons Trey Litel, Crayton Davidson, Quincy Davidson, and daughter Dawn Murphy and one brother Charles A. Davidson. He also had 8 precious grandchildren, Collier, Charles and Conrad Litel, Nick and Tyler Murphy, and Maggie and Katherine Davidson. 
Davidson, Richard K. “Dick” 1959 JC ~ 25-Jul-2018 79, passed away on July 25, 2018, at the Rio Grande Inn in La Jara. He was born February 20, 1939 in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Barbara King Keyes and Samuel LaFayette Davidson, Jr. III. He married Janet Horton on May 24, 1986 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Albuquerque LDS Temple. Dick worked as a Banker and later retired from SLVDRG. Dick was a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association and was a Silver Beaver and Eagle Scout with gold palm. He served on numerous committees and boards both in Roswell, NM, and in Colorado. Dick was in the National Guard for over 8 years and attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He was a dedicated Rotary member and had over 22 years of perfect attendance. He was a co-chairman of the La Jara Rotary Club 4-H Buyers Pool which he enjoyed. Dick enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting and was also an avid hobby woodworker, junk and antiques collector. Dick loved his family. He is survived by his wife Janet; his son Richard “Rick” Fayette (Pam), and stepson Ryan (Annelee) Crawford. Also surviving are his granddaughter Nakole and step-grandsons Ruger, Gatlen and Traceyn. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Mike.
Donaldson, Thomas W. 1959 JC ~ 13-Oct-2002  Our beloved, Thomas Quincy Davidson, of San Antonio, TX, went to be with our Lord on March 1, 2010, after a battle with Lewy Body dementia. “Tom” was 68 years old. He was born to the late Thomas Q. And Laura Christina O’ Docharty Davidson on March 11, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in Corpus Christi and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, before graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi in 1959. Tom then attended the University of Texas where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In 1970 he married Margaret Ann Dickson in Houston, TX, and relocated to San Antonio, TX, in 1987. Mr. Davidson enjoyed a long career in the life insurance industry before retiring in 1996 from USAA. Tom was known for his smile, laughter, and giving back to his family and community. He was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and participated in Bible studies and various other services. Additionally, he served as a Boy Scout Volunteer and ultimately became District Commissioner from 1992 – 1998. Tom loved outdoor activities including camping with and watching his sons play sports as well as restoring and rebuilding classic cars. His latest years were spent substitute teaching at several area San Antonio High Schools due to his love of teaching and interacting with the students. Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years Margaret Davidson, 4 children including sons Trey Litel, Crayton Davidson, Quincy Davidson, and daughter Dawn Murphy and one brother Charles A. Davidson. He also had 8 precious grandchildren, Collier, Charles and Conrad Litel, Nick and Tyler Murphy, and Maggie and Katherine Davidson.
Downs, Seth R., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 04-Feb-2004
Eagleman, Jan T. 1959 JC ~ 12-Feb-1997
Edgett, Robert N., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 13-Jun-2009  (February 13, 1941 to June 13, 2009) Bob passed away on June 13, 2009, from complications related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved around a lot growing up, before settling in San Diego. A true ‘risk-taker,’ Bob managed to crash in or on most things that moved, including several cars, motorcycles, and a dramatic hang glider accident which he was lucky to survive! This real-world experience served him well in his professional life as an accident investigator for the San Diego Police Department (started in 1975) and, later, as co-founder of the company, American Professional Investigations (1984-1999). Bob was an avid bicycling and soccer fan. He generously volunteered his time coaching youth soccer for over ten years, and helped organize San Diego Velodrome Association events on a weekly basis. A ‘gear-head’ from an early age, Bob was passionate about his 1932 Model “A” ‘Street Rod’ and spent many weekend nights MC’ing at various Rod Run events. Even after Alzheimer’s disease started taking him away, Bob could still talk cars! Bob truly loved life, and was constantly giving of his time and experience. He was an inspiration to a host of young people in the community, while living in University City for over 12 years. He is most fondly remembered by his two sons, Jim and Alan. He is survived by Jim and Julie Edgett and their two boys in Dublin, CA, as well as Alan and Meg Edgett and their daughter and son in Irvine, CA; his brother, Steve Edgett and family in Mill Valley; and his sister, Sue Lane and family in El Cajon. We all miss you, Bob! Bob served in the U.S. Air Force (Sept. 8, 1959 to Oct. 23, 1961) and Naval Reserves (April 9, 1975 to April 8, 1979).
Eiffert, Jerry B. 1959 JC ~ 19-Sep-1998
Evers, William Harry 1959 HS ~ 09-Mar-1999
Farrell, Patrick G. 1959 JC ~ 24-May-2002
Fletcher, John B. 1959 HS ~ 26-Nov-2004
Flohr, Edward W. “Ned”, II 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 01-Sep-2017 Proud lifelong citizen of Seattle, was born on November 22, 1938, and died in the same city on September 1, 2017. Ned was predeceased by Nancy, his beloved wife of 46 years, in 2008, and by their youngest son, Peter, in 2016. He is survived by his three children and their families: Jeanne & John Keckemet (Peter, Genevieve, Charlie) of Seattle; Michael & Julie Flohr (Amelia, Benjamin, Sophia, Jacob) of Lake Forest Park; Susan and Tom Harvey (Kate, Bridget, Michael) of Alantic Beach, FL; and by Peter’s children (Isabel, Wiley). Ned was many different things to many different people. He lived life on his own terms, and derived enormous satisfaction from community involvement, as an active member in Seattle and Ballard Rotary, The United Way, Junior Achievement, and Ducks Unlimited. Ned was always ready to offer help and advice. Beside his family, some of Ned’s fondest memories and proudest accomplishments include: attending the New Mexico Military Institute (1955-1958), and attending and graduating from Seattle University (1962), an Institution he continued to be involved with and support after his graduation, and until his death. He worked for many years with his father (Carlos) and uncle (Firmin) at Flohr & Co. Metal Fabricators in Ballard, until he and three partners bought the company in the late ’70s, and rechristened it Flohr Metal Fabricators, Inc. Ned served as the president of FMF until selling it in 1988. He was deeply involved at Ballard Community Hospital, serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees during the merger with Swedish Medical Center in 1992. Subsequently, he served on the Swedish Hospital Board of Trustees from 1992-2011. Ned’s longtime service as an usher at his parish, St. James Cathedral, brought him special satisfaction, as did his involvement with the West Marine Pacific Cup, both as a race participant and a boat inspector.
Fones, William N. 1959 HS ~ 09-Dec-2009 was born on January 23, 1941 and passed away on December 9, 2009.
Ford, Ray D. 1959 JC ~ 01-Mar-1997
Garcia, Robert S. 1959 JC ~ 14-Mar-2000
Gordon, Daniel S. 1957 HS-1959 JC ~ 27-Dec-2009 70, was born October 7, 1939 and died December 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, A. James and Dorothy Gordon and brother James H. Gordon. He is survived by his wife Connie, of the home and daughters Kelley R. Spencer and Husband Matt of Wichita, Kansas and Elizabeth Smith and Husband Doug of Phoenix, Arizona and grandchildren Kasey R. Spencer of Overland Park, Kansas and Dakota W. Spencer of Wichita, Kansas. Dan was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Team for several years, being awarded the Red Cross Volunteer of the year in 1999. He designed and created a monument for his father’s World War II 561st Field Artillery Battalion which was dedicated at Fort Sill on May 3, 2002. He has been a volunteer at the Tinker AFB pharmacy and ID sections and has received his 5 year volunteer award. He was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 9265 on South Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. He was a collector of baseball caps, beer steins, and AWACS E-3A memorabilia. He treasured his friends, liked keeping company with the 7:30 ladies, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his friend David Brookshire. He was a good husband and father and will be sorely missed.
Graham, Billy W. 1959 JC ~ 10-Sep-2011 died 10 September 2011.  He is survived by his wife, Gloria; mother in-law Byrda; son, Billy; stepson, Terry; grandsons, Josh and Jacob; two granddaughters; two step children; three step grandchildren, Michael, Adam and Lesley; and a multitude of great friends.
Griffith, Dudley M. 1959 HS ~ 26-Jan-2005
Guy, Thomas W. 1959 HS ~ 13-Dec-1994
Hall, Robert E. 1959 JC ~ 18-Jul-2002
Hamler, James F. 1959 HS ~ 01-Aug-1974
Hankinson, Christopher K. 1959 JC ~ 01-Mar-1976
Harris, Donald P., Jr. 1959 JC ~ 24-May-1997
Harris, WO Jerry L., USA 1959 HS – Vietnam-Killed in action while conducting a helicopter reconnaissance flight on 28 August 1948.
Harroun, John S. 1959 JC ~ 01-Nov-1975
Hecht, Cornelius F. “Fred” 1959 JC ~ 24-Sep-2013 , of Malletts Bay, passed from this life into the gentle loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Sept. 24, 2013. Born in Allentown, Pa., Jan. 12, 1939, he moved with his family to Mexico in 1946. The family often took trips to New York City to visit family, attend Broadway musicals and Yankee ballgames. At age 14, Fred and his mother took a steamer from the Yucatan Peninsula to New York City to attend a French pastry school. While living in Mexico, Fred became a member of the Boy Scouts of America, attending the 1955 Jamboree in San Diego, Calif. The family spent many vacations deep sea fishing in Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. In Fred’s junior year of high school, he returned to the states and enrolled at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, where he excelled both academically and in rank. Fred’s career began outside New York City as an engineer with InterChemical Corp, and he attended night classes at Fairleigh Dickinson University, before joining IBM in Essex Junction as an engineer. After 30 years with IBM, Fred retired and began working part time at ACE Hardware and Agway. Fred was preceded in death by his father, Cornelius Tanis Hecht, mother, Anna Ruth Marquette Hecht, of Mexico City, Mexico; and brother, Col. Robert Craig Hecht of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Fred leaves his devoted and loving wife, Karen Sue; son, Frederick Anthony Hecht and fiancee, Becky Peters, grandson, Tyler Hecht, and extended family Amanda, Chelsea and Cole Haley, all of Fairfax; and daughter, Pamela Sue Hecht, granddaughter, Karen-Marie Tanis Peterson and husband, Ryan, and great-grandsons, Nathaniel and Elisha, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Henderson, Scott C. 1959 HS ~ 16-Nov-2011 died 16 November 2011.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin.  Henderson became a very successful sales district manager for two Fortune 500 companies in Illinois.  He was a talented and successful solo folk singer-guitarist of the early 1960s.   Henderson loved to sing the traditional songs of the railroad, depression era and the ordinary blue collar working man of the early 1960s.  He took yet another adventure when he retired.  Henderson bought and became the captain of a 37-foot HarborMaster Yacht, and named it “Balladeer”.  He and his wife sailed down the rivers, from Illinois to Mobile, AL, where they settled in 2005.  Henderson is survived by his wife, Monica.
Herkenhoff, LTC W. Eugene, USA (Ret) 1959 HS ~ 20-Jan-2016
Hicks, William 1959 JC ~ 09-Feb-2014
Hill, Robert A. 1959 JC
Hitchcock, Samuel G. 1959 JC ~ 12-Sep-1996
Hooks, Jerry G. 1959 HS ~ 14-Oct-2017 76, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2017, in Florida. He was born July 31, 1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his family later moved to Amarillo, Texas.  He attended and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and Texas Tech University. He had many interests in business, oil and gas, as well as finance and banking. He held several positions in banks across Texas, including Security State Bank in Abilene. He loved golf and happily played many weekend and pro/amateur tournaments at Abilene Country Club and Fairway Oaks Golf Club in Abilene. He served in the United States Army, ending his service overseas as a 1st Lieutenant. His surviving family includes Kyle and Marie Hooks, Kara and David Dillman, as well as five grandchildren, who he adored.  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace M. And Lorine (Puckett) Hooks, a brother, Howard Hooks, and uncle, Dr. Howard Puckett.
Keithley, Kendall W. 1959 HS ~ 29-Jan-2002
Koch, Melton B. 1959 HS ~ 01-May-2012 was born on August 4, 1941 and passed from this life on May 1, 2012 at the age of 70. He retired after 34 years from the Office of Comptroller of the Currency as a Senior Bank Examiner. Mel is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; children, Melanie Dianne Koch-Mendez (Gabriel), Melton Barton Koch, Jr., Brian Randolph Koch; grandchildren, Reid Michael and Kristofer Melton Jakob.
Krawetz, Harry A. 1959 HS ~ 13-Jun-2014 passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 72. Harry was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M. He ranched most of his life west of Dilley, Texas and for many years was an air conditioning contractor in San Antonio. He was on the board of directors for the San Antonio Air Conditioning Contractors Association and National Association of Royalty Owners-Texas. He was also a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers and Texas Land & Mineral Owner Association. Surviving is his love of his life, his wife of 45 years, Patricia.
Laidlaw, Fred C. 1959 HS ~ 13-Dec-2003
Lane, Charles Bryon “Chuck” 1959 HS ~ 10-Aug-2013 , age 73, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Hospice House in Odessa. He was born June 7, 1940, the only son of Charles Byron Sr. and Waldine (Powell) Lane in Denver City, TX. Chuck and his family moved to Odessa in 1948. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, he served his country with honor in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1960 – 1966. He was a gifted salesman, selling insurance and later cars. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to open his own car lot, Chuck Lane’s Motor Inn. Chuck loved the Lord and ministered to all who would listen. Since the mid-80’s, he ministered full-time to the community at large with the mission of “Connecting the one who has a need to the one who has the resource and helping to communicate & coordinate within the body of Christ.” Chuck was involved with several Christian organizations, including Community Prayer and Share Luncheon – Odessa, The Light House Ministry, The Freedom Network, Kingdom of God Storehouse – Midland/Odessa, and United Christian Fund in the Permian Basin. Chuck was also a part of the Home Cell Groups Ministry in Midland and Odessa. Chuck is preceded in death by both of his parents. His memory will live on in both of his sons Greg Lane and wife, Laura of Dunn Loring, VA, and Jeff Lane and wife, Cathy of Odessa, TX; his former wife Lola Lane of Dunn Loring, VA; his four grandchildren Jessica Boyce of Midland; Jeffery Lane Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD, Taylor Lane and Samantha Lane, both of Dunn Loring, VA; and his two great-grandchildren Kelby Jo Boyce and Hendrix Slaughter, both of Midland. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will be held at the invitation of Don Palmer at Life Unlimited (located at 4224 N. East Loop 338) on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. with Cecil Robinson and Lynn Davis officiating. Chuck’s mission in life was always to serve and bring the body of Christ together as one to help others in need. 

Lewis, G. Dan 1959 JC ~ 04-Aug-2016 (Dan) died on August 4th, 2016, at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. He was a retired resident of Morro Bay on the California central coast. He was born on May 12, 1939, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Roswell, to George and Clara Lewis of Dexter, NM. He was reared in Dexter, graduating as valedictorian from Dexter High in 1957, where his father was the long serving high school math teacher and basketball coach and his mother the librarian. He graduated from NMMI at Roswell in 1959, and finished his formal education with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University at Dallas, TX, in 1961. He taught high school math for a year in Espanola, NM, then moved to Oakland, CA, where he worked for a decade at Kaiser as a financial analyst. He moved to Los Gatos, CA, near San Jose in 1973, and managed the Old Town Wine Cellar where he developed an interest in wine making. He started his own wine marketing business, that developed into his own winery in the early 1980’s, a business he pursued until his retirement some years ago. It was through their interest in wine that he met his wife, Sylvia Jordan, when they were attending an enology class at the local college in Los Gatos. He and Sylvia moved to Santa Fe, where he continued his wine marketing throughout west and central US, with his son, Stillman operating the winery and taking over the duties of wine maker. Sylvia was a teacher for the Santa Fe schools and they designed and built a home in the Cerrillos area. Several years ago, they returned to California to be near their son and grandchildren. Dan is survived and mourned by Sylvia, their son, Stillman and their adult grandchildren: John, Jake and Luke, all of Morro Bay; his brother Jack Lewis and wife, Kum Hee of Oakland, CA; two sisters: Flossie Blackwell, Jr. of Edgewood, NM, and Helen Ault of Buena Park, CA; and several nieces and nephews, including; LeAnn Sandoval and Lisa Reinecke of Dexter, NM, and Doug Reinecke of Jemez, Springs. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Don Lewis; his brother Wallace Reinecke; his mother and father and step-mother, Opal Reinecke Lewis.
Linck, Ralph E., Jr. 1959 JC ~ 17-Jul-2014  passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 after valiantly battling a long-term illness. His fighting spirit and tenacious personality will be remembered by everyone who knew and loved him. He will be dearly missed. Ralph was born in Big Spring, Texas and later graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. A long-term resident of Pleasanton, he is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Patricia Rose Costello, devoted son, Ralph “Pace” Eugene Linck, III and his wife Tracy, of Pleasanton, and his two grandchildren, Jodie Rose and PJ Linck.
Low, James E. 1959 HS ~ 26-Jan-2000
Ludewig, William K. 1959 HS
Lynn, LTC Jeffrey A., NMMI 1959 HS ~ 20-Nov-2009
Marquez, Lorenzo Antonio “Larry” Jr. 1959 HS ~ 21-Jun-2004 , 63 of Albuquerque and formerly of Santa Rosa, NM died Monday, June 21, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital following an extended illness. Larry was born November 22, 1940 in Anton Chico, NM, to the home of Lorenzo A. Marquez, Sr. and the former Margarita Baca. Larry attended schools at Santa Rosa, New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM. Following his graduation Larry worked for the NM Department of Motor Vehicles in Santa Fe. For many years Larry owned and operated the Square Deal Grocery Store in Santa Rosa. Larry made his home in Albuquerque for the past 15 years working as a licensed insurance agent; he most recently worked for ING Insurance. Larry was active in the Santa Rosa community where he served on the Santa Rosa School Board for several years, was a volunteer fire fighter, and past member of the Santa Rosa Lions Club; he was also a member of the Board of Regents of Luna Vocational Technical School in Las Vegas and a member of the Board of Regents of NMMI in Roswell. Larry loved to compete in marathon runs across the state and across the country. He also enjoyed hiking, and fishing. He was a loving son, father, brother, and friend. His family will dearly miss him. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Lorenzo A. Marquez Sr. in 1965 and a sister, Sylvia Ann Marquez in 1991. Survivors include his mother Margaret Marquez of Santa Rosa; three sons Rance Marquez of Idaho; Miguel Marquez of Los Angeles, CA; Santiago Marquez and wife Carla of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter Alicia Marquez of Los Angeles, CA; the mother of his children Tinka Castitoni of Rio Rancho, NM; one brother Richard J. Marquez of Santa Fe, NM; two sisters Patricia Martinez and her husband Edwardo of El Paso, TX; and Lorella Marquez Ritchie and husband Frank of Las Vegas, NM. 
Mayes, William R. 1959 JC ~ 05-May-1999
Mazorra, Stanley R. 1959 JC ~ 15-Aug-1987
McDonald, Maurice R. 1959 JC ~ 15-Dec-2007 (December 6, 1938 – December 15, 2007) Maurice McDonald, age 69, died peacefully in his home on December 15, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer. He was proceeded in death by son, Robert McDonald, and is survived by his beloved wife, Paula Rhae McDonald; children, John McDonald, Heather McDonald, Michelle Kimbrell, Chris Tarpley, and James Tarpley; siblings, Richard McDonald and Diane McDonald; grandchildren, Samantha Bruns, Kai Bruns, Shea Ward, and Violet Tarpley; nieces and nephews, Kim McDonald, Randy McDonald. Heidii Vogue, and Shawn Vogue and his faithful companion, Lucky. He was born Dec. 6, 1938 in Albuquerque New Mexico to John and Helen McDonald. Maurice attended grade school and high school in Albuquerque as well as UNM and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. After serving in the Coast Guard, he settled in Santa Fe, in 1969 where he worked in real estate. Maurice founded the Libertarian Party of New Mexico in which he was politically active his entire adult life. He was staunch supporter of American Indian Art and an avid collector. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and will remain in our hearts forever.
McKay, Darwin F. 1959 JC ~ 15-Apr-1984
McPhaul, Donald P. 1959 HS ~ 24-Jun-2013 71, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 25, 1941, in Socorro, New Mexico. He married Shirley Ann Thurman May 2, 1959 in Acuna. Pat was involved in farming and the oil and gas industry. He retired as a land and ranch appraiser. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colorado City. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McPhaul of Colorado City two sons, Rick McPhaul and wife, Tracey of Big Lake and Randy McPhaul of Sheffield one daughter, Julie Rogers and husband, Ronnie of Littlefield eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, John and Raye McGregor.
Meade, Dr. Thomas E. 1959 HS ~ 16-Jul-2016 age 75, dedicated family man, local dentist, and inventor, passed away July 16, 2016.  A graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, Tom attended Tulane University before graduating from the dental program at Marquette University. Tom was awarded the Bronze Star while serving as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. After receiving an honorable discharge he opened a dental practice in Albuquerque. He has been recognized as a pioneer for his work on sleep disorders and held four patents for dental appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Tom was also known for his love of old cars and travel. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Oxnard Meade; his children, Gary Meade, Lori Caldwell-Carr (Tim), Thomas Meade, Jr. (Michele), Charles Meade (Julie), and John Meade (Lindsay); and his grandchildren, Russell, Adam, Sheridan, Celeste, Noelle, Benjamen, Scarlett, Ethan, and Sasha. His life was also deeply touched by so many others, especially Deborah Mann; the Eylicio family: Chancy, Manny, Dominick, Julian, and Hailey Jo; and so many others. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Frank; his mother, Viola; and his brother, George.
Merchant, Henry R., III 1959 HS
Mollohan, Larry C. 1959 HS ~ 16-Apr-1992
Morris, Deward L. 1959 HS ~ 28-Aug-2006
Muir, John B. 1959 JC ~ 04-Jan-2000
Noelke, Harry E. 1959 JC ~ 09-Apr-2009 Hal 7h Ranch. The sign at the highway is the entry to a small piece of God’s country. From the top of a cedar hill in the West Pasture, the headquarters can be seen down in the valley near the Dutch Woman Draw. The Noelke’s have lived on Dutch Woman Draw since the 1800’s. This past November, doctors informed Hal that he has a short time left to live. Hal died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at the 7h Ranch Headquarters in Irion County, surrounded by family and friends. This sunrise, or the next, you feel like he is going to back up his white truck from under the carport for a final run to pump his stripper wells, go by his shearing operation to check his counts, and end up in Mertzon eating lunch with a friend. Hal’s father, Harry Montgomery Noelke, and his mother, Ella Fries, moved to the ranch in the late 1920’s about the time his grandfather W. M. Noelke passed away. Hal was born in San Angelo, Texas, on July 28, 1939. He was raised on the 7h ranch, where he affectionately earned the nickname “Wart”. He attended New Mexico Military Institute. In 1961 he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and married Wynnell Emery. Hal left the ranch for several years when he joined the army. During his time in the military, he was stationed at Kaiserslautern, Germany, as an officer with the 3rd armored cavalry. He was very proud of the time he spent improving the firearm proficiency of his fellow soldiers, including one young man who later sent Hal a note that this instruction allowed this man to return from the war alive. Hal left the military and returned to the ranch in 1963. When his father died in 1967, Hal became the 3rd generation to manage the 7h ranch. Hal was very active in range management and was profiled in Time Magazine in 1982. During his tenure, the ranch was best known for the Maine-Anjou cattle, fine wool Rambouillet sheep and Angora goats. Hal has instilled a love for the ranch in his daughters, Elisabeth Noelke and Rebecca Noelke-Richey. Hal was also interested in oil and gas. He started a partnership, irioncorp, and had a successful oil and gas production company operating wells in Irion County. Wart was very active with the West Texas Boys’ Ranch, Texas Maine-Anjou Association, National Beef Cattlemen’s Association and Irion County 4H. He was also a member of the Confederate Air Force, Irion County Lion’s Club and the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, Calif. He is survived by his sister, Marian Atcheson; his nephew, Jim Atcheson; his nieces, Catherine Atcheson and Carol Atcheson Spooner; his daughters, Elisabeth Noelke and Rebecca Noelke-Richey; his grandchildren, Kahlan Dietz, Adric Dietz, Jessica Richey, Monica Richey, Brooke Richey; and his friend Ann Bailey and her family, David and Elizabeth Bailey, Aubree and Everett Bailey.
Nye, Orville T., III 1959 HS ~ 28-Nov-2010 passed away Nov. 28 in Lake Havasu City at the age of 69. Orville was born on Sept. 2, 1941, in Ventura, Calif., to Orville II and Barbara (Selby) Nye. * Orville moved to Lake Havasu City two years ago from Hamilton, Mont., where he retired as a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers doing road construction. He was a member of Relics and Rods in Lake Havasu City. He is survived by his sons, Orville Thomas Nye IV and David Neil Nye; daughter, Deborah Joyce Beyer; brother, John Phillip Nye; sister, Marilyn Claire Ireys; and seven grandchildren.
O’Connell, Charles V. 1959 HS
Ostrom, James R. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1977
Palmer, Larry W. 1959 HS ~ 01-Sep-1988
Parker, John B. 1959 HS ~ 02-Jul-2008  80, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home. Born in Orange County, Mr. Parker was the son of the late John Thomas and Mamie Harrison Parker. Mr. Parker retired from Hunter Douglas. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Betty Wolfe Parker; two daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Andy Gates and Lora and Brian Cunningham, all of the Caldwell Community; two brothers Bill Parker and Melvin Parker, both of Rougemont; two sisters, Vera Clayton of Roxboro and Lois Evans, of Timberlake; four grandchildren, Adam Gates, Leah Gates, Brendan Cunningham and Evan Cunningham.
Pitts, Richard D. 1959 HS ~ 01-Jun-1984
Plattor, Jerry C. 1959 JC ~ 12-Jun-2017 Jerry died in the loving arms of his wife, Rita Sue (Caudle) Plattor, son J.J., and caretakers at his bedside on June 12, 2017. Jerry graduated from Artesia High School in 1957. He attended New Mexico Military Institute from 1957 1958, Baylor University from 1958 1959 and University of New Mexico 1959 1960. Jerry and Rita married June 12, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Artesia, NM. They resided in Roswell, NM, where Jerry operated “Will Travel Drive-In” until 1963. Moving to Midland, TX. they opened Cliff’s Cafeteria which they operated until September 1964. Upon his father’s death they moved to Alamogordo, NM, to help his mother run their Cliff’s Cafeteria. In 1966 they purchased Town House in Artesia and operated it until it was sold December 31, 1986. At that time Jerry attended Denver Floral Design School, graduating top in his class, Jerry and Rita then purchased and remodeled the house at 1010 West Main Street and opened Love Bud Floral and Gifts on March 15, 1987. Jerry is survived by his wife Rita; daughter Shelly Sue Lachmann and husband Ken and grandson Austin of Cape Coral, F.L.; son Jerry Clifford Plattor Jr. (J.J.) and his wife Kathy and grandsons Jerry Clifford III (J.C.) and wife Brittnie and great-granddaughter Brynn Everly all of Round Rock, TX, grandson Dustin Plattor and wife Taylor and soon-to-be great-grandson Kase Ryan of Lubbock, TX, grandson Kyle Plattor of Marietta, GA; also foreign exchange student Jonas Plitt of Ashville, NC, and loving friend Shannon Gomez of Artesia as well as caregivers Helen Aguilar, Karla Guerrero and Norma Renteria. He was preceded in death by his parents Cliff and Oleta Plattor. Honorary pall-bearers will be his grandsons J.C., Dustin, Kyle, Austin and Jerry Butts, Bill Gray, Jessie Hilliard and Howard Morton.
Pritchard, Jimmy R. 1959 JC ~ 24-Sep-2013 died September 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Jim was born on March 27, 1939 in Carlsbad, NM. Jim is survived by his daughter Kathleen Corcoran, her husband, Justin, and granddaughters, Grace and Allison of Pueblo West, CO. He also is survived by a sister, Doris L. Muotka of Lynnwood, WA a brother, Jerry M. Pritchard and wife, JoAnn McKenzie of Austin, TX and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Elward Lee and Marguerite Pritchard, grandparents Maudie & Wiley Whitley and JB & Mollie Choate and several of his beloved Labs. Jim was an avid hunter and was planning another “Hunt” at the time of his death. He bred Labrador Retrievers for over 30 years. Jim graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1957,New Mexico Military Institutein 1959 and attended Arizona State University. Jim worked for over forty-five years in the high tech industry and moved to Colorado Springs to join UTMC in 1985. He retired from Aeroflex (formerly UTMC) in January of 2009. 

Pugh, Allen G. 1959 HS ~ 17-Jun-2013
Quinn, Robert Harold 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1976
Rader, Jerry G. 1959 HS ~ 09-Mar-1989
Ramming, John W. 1959 JC
Roberts, James Abner 1959 HS
Robinson, Thomas O., Jr. 1959 HS
Rosenberg, Norman D. 1959 JC
Schnaubert, Charles M. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1970
Seamans, Herbert P., III 1959 JC ~ 16-Oct-2005 , 66, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 16, 2005, after a lengthy illness. He was a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan and heard his last winning game the afternoon of his passing. He lived life to the fullest, he played football, sky-dived and raced cars. He loved acting and was in stage productions in Alamogordo, Las Cruces and El Paso. He was born Feb. 22, 1939, in El Paso, son of Herbert and Dorthea Seamans, residents of Alamogordo. He was educated in the Alamogordo Public Schools and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. For 21 years, he served his country in the Navy and retired from the Naval Reserve in 1989. Herbert also graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.A. degree, and spent many years as a radio and talk show host in El Paso. In the 1980s, he twice ran for city commissioner believing everyone should participate in one’s civic duty. Herbert was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Alamogordo, a lifelong member of the D.A.V., Navy League and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert P. Seamans II, and his sister, Selinda “Cindy” Kern. Survivors include his mother, Dorthea G. Seamans, his wife, Flora Yates Seamans and Soné “Bert” Seamans, IV. His surviving nieces and nephews reside in El Paso, Las Cruces and Dallas. 
Secrest, Robert J. 1959 HS ~ 20-Oct-2008
Sharpe, Howard E. 1959 HS ~ 23-Nov-1988
Shepard, Richard Alan 1959 HS

Smith, Ronald O. 1959 HS ~ 12-Jan-1998
Smoke, Angus J. 1959 JC ~ 20-Sep-2011
Stapleton, Howard D. 1959 JC ~ 26-Aug-2002
Stevens, I. Michael 1959 HS ~ 08-Jan-2016
Sullivan, Charles M. 1959 HS ~ 03-Nov-2010
Taber, Ronald D. 1959 HS ~ 01-Apr-1974
Theis, Philip A. 1959 HS ~ 28-Oct-1996
Turner, LTC Philip B., USA (Ret) 1959 JC ~ 13-Jul-2015 75, died Monday, July 13, 2015, in Savannah. Survivors are his wife, Linda Hooks Turner; son, Jason Lanier (Brandi) and four grandchildren, Aiden and Jocie Lanier, Kaylee and Kylee McGowan; and other relatives.
Vance, Randolph M. 1959 HS ~ 22-Feb-2009
Viveiros, Ronald N. 1959 HS ~ 01-Dec-1973
Vogel, Michael D. 1959 JC ~ 01-Dec-2006 passed away on Friday, December 1, 2006. His health had been on a steady decline in recent years. Although ailing, he remained active in his many interests right to the end. He will be most remembered as a man of principle, who loved his family above all else. Anybody who knew him recognized him to be an extremely willful and intelligent man. He was also a sensitive and perceptive artist, a fly-fisherman, a lifelong mason, and a man of his word. Even as an adopted child, Mike’s family, his memory and legacy will carry on through all of the lives he has touched. He is survived by his wife, Alice; his children, Guy, Mary, Joshua, and Alicia; his sons-in-law, Ed and Sieglinde Potthoff; Mike’s brother, Wayne Wright, and his wife, Patty, their children, Tim Wright, Nate and his wife, Crissy Wright, their children, Guy Riley, Gary, and Natalie; an uncle, aunts, and several cousins; Mike’s brother-in-law, Stuart, wife, Julie, and their children, Amy Aldrete, her husband, Horacio and their children, Analisa, Isabella, and Stuart Horacio; Hope Trigg, her husband, Matt and their children, Tayler Rose and McCarley; Mike’s extended family at his “coffee spots” and in the legal community as well as Alice’s friends and colleagues. Thank you to all for your love and support.
Wall, Thomas E. 1959 HS ~ 04-Jun-2008
Westergard, III, James C. 1959 HS ~ 04-Aug-2018 77, of Idaho Falls, passed away August 3, 2018, at his home. Jim was born September 1, 1940, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to David Lloyd “DL” Westergard and Dorothy Scherb Westergard. He grew up and attended schools in the area and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1959. He also attended New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), Boise College, and Weber State where he studied Business and Management. On August 18, 1962, he married the love of his life, Jean Mills, in Idaho Falls. Together they raised three children: Janie, David, and Lynett. Jim and Jean made their home in Pocatello and later Idaho Falls, where Jim owned and operated Westergard Mayflower Moving and Storage for more than 30 years. He was an excellent businessman, was involved in Rotary Club and in the Elks Club. He also helped to develop the commercial area around Lindsey Boulevard. Jim enjoyed woodworking, fishing, photography, flying planes, skiing, welding, being in the outdoors, and was an avid golfer. He really was a “fixer of all things.” Most of all he loved spending time with his grandson. Jim is survived by his daughter, Janie (Glen Lozito) Westergard of Gilbert, AZ; daughter, Lynett (Chris Gibson) Westergard of Tucson, AZ; sister, Linda (Tom) Strickland of Evergreen, CO; sister, Mary Lou Schuldt of Fairfield, IA; and grandchild, Michael Gibson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; and son, David Westergard. He had a quick wit and a generous soul. He will be missed.
Whittenberg, Donald E., Jr. 1959 HS ~ 20-Jan-2008
Wier, 1LT Duke L. 1959 JC ~ 22-Jul-2004
Williamson, Ronald D. 1959 HS ~ 01-Nov-1975
Wilson, Ralph R. “Rusty” 1959 HS ~ 26-Dec-2014 of Solana Beach, Calif. passed away on December 26, 2014. Rusty was born October 13,1941 in Kansas City, Mo. to Dr. Ralph R. and Betsy Henderson Wilson. After the death of his parents, Rusty and his sister, Mary Beth moved to Little Rock, Ark. to live with their aunt and uncle, Janis and DeMatt Henderson. Rusty was part of the Lost Class of 1959 at Hall High School and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. He spent a semester abroad in Aix en Provence, France while attending Vanderbilt University, from which he graduated in 1963, and he graduated from Columbia Law School in 1966. Rusty served as Law Clerk to Justice Paul Ward of the Arkansas Supreme Court and practiced law in Little Rock for 25 years with his great friend and mentor Sam Laser. Rusty is survived by his wife of 38 years, George Ann (Yotter) Wilson. During their careers, George Ann and Rusty traveled throughout the southeastern United States for her work and his. After Rusty’s retirement in 1993, they enjoyed touring the Southwest in their RV and made their home in several places in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California. Rusty is also survived by his daughter Betsy (Jason) Meharg, of Lamar, Ark., his son, Ralph R, Wilson III of Fayetteville, Ark., his stepson Seth H. (Claire) McElvaney III of Raleigh, N.C., and his sister Mary Beth (Nick) Harkins of Jackson, Miss. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Abby, Jack, Lydia, Lily, and Josh Meharg, and Anika, Olivia, and Ethan McElvaney, and by loyal canine friend Elly.
Wilson, Thomas C., IV 1959 JC ~ 15-Mar-1992
Wolff, Frederic P. 1959 JC ~ 19-Aug-2015  age 76, of Goodrich died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 27, 1939 in Menominee, Michigan, to George and Elizabeth Wolff. He graduated from Menominee high school in 1957. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico on a football scholarship, where he won a National Jr. College Championship in 1958. He completed his undergraduate education at Western Michigan University, graduating in 1963, with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He later earned a Master’s degree in education from Michigan State University. In the fall of 1963, Fritz began teaching and coaching football at Goodrich. He would teach for 42 years at Goodrich High School, retiring in 2005. Fritz coached football at Goodrich for 47 years, as well as coaching 3 years at Grand Blanc, and 1 year at Swartz Creek. In 1994 he was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Fritz was a longstanding member of the Goodrich United Methodist Church. He enjoyed vacationing with his family, golfing, and reading historical literature. Fritz is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynda; 3 children, Michelle (Dan) Hughes, Jeffrey Wolff, and Michael (Erin) Wolff; 4 grandchildren, Jordan and Kaitlyn Hughes, and Dawson and Brayden Wolff; 2 brothers, William and Kenneth (Dianna) Wolff. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elizabeth Wolff, and his nephew Kenneth Robert Wolff, Jr..


Amos, Charles C. 1958 HS
Anderson, David W. 1958 JC ~ 19-Apr-2013 n April 19, 2013. After putting up a valiant fight against cancer, Dave left his earthly body to find eternal rest in the loving arms of his Savior. He is survived by his faithful wife of 50 years, Linda his devoted daughters, Amy (Joel) and Julie (Bill) and his adoring grandchildren, Alex, Nico, Elena, Liliana, Kara, Ryan, Michael, Blaine and Connor. Dave was born in Akron, Ohio to David and Ruby Anderson and raised in Burbank, California where he was class president and captain of the football team at Burbank High School (’56). He went on to play football at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from San Jose State University (’61) with a business degree. He proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1961 – 1963. He married Linda Martin in 1962. Dave began his own business, Anderson Air Conditioning, Inc. in Orange County in 1968. Dave was a well-respected business owner and mentor to many as well as an active member in his community and church. Dave enjoyed many things among them: classical music, sailing, football, travel, and his beloved California Angels. Dave was a principled and loving father and grandfather who served as the ultimate role model to the entire family. Later in life, Dave took an active role in his grandchildren’s lives and loved to watch their sporting events and support them in their education. Dave’s influence is far reaching and his legacy will live on through the lives of his many friends, family, and all who had the great privilege of knowing this wonderful man. Though his loss is greatly felt here on earth, comfort is taken in the fact that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Anger, Edgar H. 1958 JC ~ 09-Jan-2006 , 67, was born March 24, 1938, in Phoenix, the son of Edwin and Melba Anger. Ed graduated from Tempe High School and was accepted into the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. He served in the United States Air Force and later attended Arizona State University.He married Shirley Alder on July 21, 1961, in Pima, and they were sealed for time and eternity June 23, 1962, in the Mesa LDS Temple.Ed worked as an electrical engineer, store manager, heavy equipment operator and in insurance sales. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Pima Second Ward. Ed served as a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff and was involved with the Sheriff’s Department search and rescue posse. He served as the area coordinator for the Graham County Special Olympics organization.Ed enjoyed being active in the community and spending time with his family. Survivors include his brother, Kenneth Anger of Sunnyslope; sons, Michael Anger of Mesa and Paul Anger of Pima; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Shirley Alder Anger; his parents, Edwin and Melba Anger; and grandson, Joshua Anger.
Atkins, Kenneth W. 1958 JC ~ 28-Feb-2002
Atlee, David Harold 1958 HS ~ 20-Aug-2018, age 78, passed to a higher plane on Monday, August 20, 2018 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born on November 16, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At the time of death, he resided in Shawnee, Oklahoma and had also lived in Germany and Korea while serving in the military. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Joyce (Kelsey) Atlee; sons Phillip Dean Hancock and David Craig Atlee; sisters, Linda Ruth (Atlee) David and Debra Gayle Atlee; niece, Diana (David) Tannehill; great-nephews, Reece West, Gage West; great-niece, Sabrina Tannehill. He was preceded in death by is father, Harold Phillip Atlee; mother Ella Ruth Birks and by his niece, DeLin (David) West. David was married to Deveta Greenlee in 1963 and to Kathleen Joyce (Kelsey) McCarthy in 1978. David attended Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma City and graduated High School in 1957 from the New Mexico Military Academy in Roswell, NM. He continued his education at OCU and OSU. His primary employment was in the United States Army and Army Reserves, from which he retired in 1984. His military occupational specialties were Food Service Specialist/Mess Sergeant, Airframe Repairman, Flight Operation Specialist and Petroleum Laboratory Technician. David was a Master mason, and in 2015, he received his 50-year award from the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons, Guthrie, Oklahoma. David enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and competed in the International Defensive Pistol Association events. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. His leisure-time passion was gold prospecting, which he pursued throughout the U.S. from North Carolina to Arizona. He was a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America. David was well known for his wit and dry sense of humor and was well-liked in a variety of social circles. David’s compassion, sense of honor, and integrity gained him much respect by his peers.

Balyeat, Dr. Hal D. 1958 HS ~ 24-May-2003 , 63, a loving husband, father, grandfather, physician and friend, ended this life Saturday morning at OU Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born in Oklahoma City on March 28, 1940. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958, from the University of Oklahoma in 1962 and from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1965. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He served two years in the United States Air Force. Hal returned to Oklahoma City, family and friends to practice ophthalmology. Since 1975 he enjoyed caring for his patients in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery as Senior Physician and member of the Board of Trustees of the Dean McGee Eye Institute. Hal was nationally recognized for his commitment to his profession. Among his many contributions he served the American Academy of Ophthalmology in numerous capacities, including as Chair of its National Practicing Ophthalmologists Advisory Committee. In 1989 he received that organization’s Honor Award. In 1996 the University of Oklahoma bestowed upon him a Regents’ Professorship—its only non full-time faculty member ever so honored. Hal loved the practice of medicine and caring for his patients. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and an elder. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Hal especially loved being with his family on their annual vacation to the 4UR Ranch in Colorado. He also enjoyed international travel with his close friends, OU football, and mornings with the Wilshire Running Club. One year ago, Dr. Balyeat described the effect of cancer on his life in an article he wrote for the Dean McGee Eye Institute newsletter. ‘The disease changed my life in two very important ways. Prior to the diagnosis, I considered myself a good father. After the diagnosis, I became a father who hugged and kissed his children. This change has had a very positive effect on my life and the life of my family. The other change has to do with the way I view life. I quit worrying about the small things, which make up most of life. Interpersonal relations are incredibly complex, but we oftentimes make them much more complex and difficult than need be because our priorities are misguided. Being a physician patient also helps in that there is a clearer understanding of the disease process and the treatment goal. I have worked through the emotional turmoil that serious illness invariably causes. I believe my disease has made me a more compassionate tolerant physician and a more loving husband and father.” He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Ray Morton Balyeat, his mother, Gladys S. Balyeat, and a brother Ray Milton Balyeat. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn, and by four children, their spouses, and seven grandchildren: Elaine and Sam Price, Megan and Vince Brigham, Mindy and Stan Cunningham, and Hal D. Balyeat, Jr.; David, Jay and Matthew Price, Blake and Audrey Brigham, and Hannah and Laura Faye Cunningham. He is also survived by four brothers and their wives: Robert and Nancy Ellis, Joe and Eunice Ellis, Richard and Carla Ellis, and Charles and Dorothy Ellis. 
Barker, Leo Norman 1958 JC
Bates, Steve S. 1958 JC ~ 20-May-2000
Berardinelli, Michael V. 1958 HS ~ 29-Apr-2003  , 62, died Tuesday from complications associated with diabetes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Michael V. and Cleo Berardinelli II,. He was a graduate of Santa Fe High School and attended New Mexico Military Institute and the University of New Mexico. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks, and the Sons of Italy. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Nagel and husband Adrian and family of Catlett, VA; sister, Stephanie Cicel and husband Jack of Albuquerque; and many other relatives and friends. 
Berland, Dr. Joseph C., Ph.D. 1958 HS ~ 25-Jul-2009 cattleman, scholar-educator, golfer, charismatic peripatetic, father, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at his home in Moscow, Idaho. Joe Berland was born and reared in the family’s cattle enterprise in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeastern Oregon. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Lewis & Clark College and the University of Manitoba. He was awarded a Ph.D. In Anthropology by the University of Hawaii for his three-year study of early childhood development amongst peripatetic artisans and entertainers (gypsies) in the Punjab of northeast Pakistan. His dissertation was published by Harvard University Press under the title “No Five Fingers Are Alike.” Dr. Berland was a noted educator, writer and lecturer. He was variously affiliated with Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; Qaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan; The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji; The Inter Cultural Institute, Kansai-Kyoto, Japan; Oxford University; and Evansville Day School. In Henderson County, he is remembered for helping delay the locally mandated closing of small but successful country schools, most notably Hebbardsville. Joseph was the son of Floris Sorensen Berland and Kelsay Edward Berland of Enterprise, OR. His daughter is Kelsay Sawyer Berland of Chapel Hill, NC; his son, John Francis Priest Berland of Henderson County; his brother, John Edward Berland of Portland, OR. For some time he was married to Virginia Sawyer Priest of Henderson County. He also fostered numerous scholars across the globe, including godsons Waseem Ahmad of Peshawar, Pakistan, and Indianapolis and Vasubandu Misra of Mysore, India, and Tallahassee, FL.
Block, Gary J. 1958 HS ~ 21-Aug-1969
Bohart, James T. 1958 HS ~ 07-Apr-2017

Brady, John Ellis 1958 HS ~ 06-Aug-2014 75, of Galesburg, died at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. John was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the son of Talbert Lee and Edith Pauline (Surguy) Brady. He married Martha Lynn Wilson on March 17, 1966, in Carbondale, and she survives. He was raised in Tucumcari and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in 1958. John served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1963 when he was honorably discharged. He then attended Southern Illinois University and graduated with a degree in dental technology. John was a certified dental technician and was the owner of Brady Crown and Bridge Dental Laboratory. John was an avid sportsman, who loved to fish and duck hunt. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the NRA. John is survived by his three daughters, Edie (James) Lazzari and their children, Brad and Rachel of Peoria; Laura (Claudio) Herrero and their children Sofia and Colin of Ft. Myers, Florida; and Janet (Bart) Lammey and their children Kate and George of Normal. Also surviving is his sister, Pollyanne Mobley of Tucumcari, New Mexico; brother, Jack Lee (Laura) Brady of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Jean Colleen Brady.
Brown, Tyre H., IV 1958 HS ~ 08-Jun-2011 71, beloved husband of Rita Daniel Brown, died following a brief battle with cancer, June 8, 2011. They were nearing their 50th anniversary. Mr. Brown was born Dec. 8, 1939, in New Haven, CT. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and Albuquerque, NM. Because of his strong love of mountains, they settled in Flagstaff in 1970. He was quoted as saying when he saw the San Francisco Peaks, “I knew I had come home.” He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in physical science at Northern Arizona University. During his career, he had worked as lab manager for the NAU Physics Department, at the Wire and Cable Division of W.L. Gore, and prior to retirement had been an educator with the Flagstaff Public Schools. His love of learning encompassed many subjects and he was a naturally gifted teacher in the sciences and math. As a member of the Steering Committee under President John Kavanagh, he was proud of helping to get the Coconino Community College for Flagstaff on the ballot. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, serving as an altar boy at age 12. At Church of the Epiphany in Flagstaff, he served most recently on the Vestry, the Finance Committee and Holy Folders volunteers. Mr. Brown was a great student of history, with a special interest in the Civil War. Growing up, his interest in sports included Western saddle horseback riding, expert level figure skating, Alpine skiing and hiking the Grand Canyon with the Prairie Trek. He and his family shared a great love of all kinds of music, especially classical and folk. He played the guitar and loved to dance. Mr. Brown was a great animal lover and especially intrigued with the endless variety of dogs, birds, fish and reptiles. He and Rita had spent many years rescuing abandoned cats in their neighborhood. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Rita; son Warren Brown of Colorado; daughter Halli Fossaceca (David); two grandchildren; sister Evelyn Tumlin (Bob) of Mississippi; two nephews; aunt Kathleen Toler of Washington; and several cousins, nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
Burford, Leonard W. “Len” 1958 HS ~ 14-Feb-2013 77, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Norman. He was born in Lindsay on Oct. 6, 1935, to Earl Elmore and Faye (Webb) Burford. Services for Mr. Burford are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. 3rd St. in Lindsay, with Dr. Lavonn Brown and Pastor Randy Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, with Masonic services by the Moore Masonic Lodge No. 539. Len married Tujuana Sue Wayland on June 8, 1957, in Maysville. They had three sons. In 1968, Len and his family moved from Lindsay to Norman. Len’s career was in farming and manufacturing. Len was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norman and a member and past Master of the Moore Masonic Lodge No. 539. He was also a member and past president of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and of the Oklahoma Trapshooting Association. He enjoyed quail hunting with his friends and family, flying, competitive shooting, golf, barbecuing, watching his Irish terrier, Kate, win shows, and being with his grandchildren and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Faye Burford. Len is survived by his wife, Tujuana Burford; his three sons, Leonard Michael Burford and wife Delcy, Jim Wayland Burford and John Elmore Burford; grandchildren John E. Burford III and wife Angie and Megan Len Burford; and two great-grandchildren, Karl Austin Hancock and Chase Edward Burford.
Burke, Edmund III 1958 HS ~ 10-Jun-2010  71, died Thursday, June 10, 2010.
Campanella, Louis W. 1958 JC ~ 26-Sep-1989
Campbell, Barrie McCulloch 1958 HS ~ 15-Mar-2005
Carter, Jerry D. 1958 HS ~ 01-Dec-1992
Chamberlain, J. Max, Jr. 1958 HS ~ 12-Dec-2004
Clark, Ronald B. 1958 HS ~ 26-Sep-2010 69, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1944, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord Sunday, September 26, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Clark, brother, Milton, Jr. Clark and brother, Douglas Clark. He is survived by his brother, Ed Clark. He was a contractor and builder of homes and apartments. He became a successful real estate investor and land developer. He was highly respected and loved by the business community. He lived a life full of excitement and adventure. He was a hot air and helium balloonist. In 1981 he was one of the four man crew to accomplish the 1st transpacific balloon crossing in the Double Eagle V. He was instrumental in the opening of the Anderson/Abruzzo balloon museum. He loved to travel, laugh, and eat good food, ski and ride rollercoasters with his children and grandchildren. Most important, he was married to the love of his life, Shirley M. Clark for over 51 years; He was an amazing father to son, Ronald M. Clark and wife, Sherry; son, Scott B. Clark and wife, Pamela; and daughter, Christie L. Humphrey and husband, Ron; The pride and joy of his life were his eight grandchildren: Amanda, Jillian, Shane, Cameron, Ryan, Alexis, Dylan and Brock. Ron Clark lived life to the fullest and he loved the Lord, his friends and his family with all his heart. He will be dearly missed. Services will be held Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m., at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna NE, with Skip Heitzig officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cameron Humphrey, Ryan Humphrey, Ron Humphrey, Shane Clark, Gene Wilkins, Mike Anglin, Don Grady, Larry King and Mark Seider.
Clemmons, Woody J. 1958 HS ~ 29-Aug-2015  75, passed away peacefully in his home on August 19, 2015 in Round Rock, TX. Woody was born December 14, 1939 in Pampa, TX, the son of Woodrow and Onieta Clemmons. He spent most of his childhood in Roswell, NM and attended NMMI. He moved to Albuquerque, and graduated from Highland High in 1958. He attended both UNM and Texas Western (UTEP) and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. His sales career started in El Paso with Carnation, Yardley of London in Dallas, Peter Pan Seafoods in Atlanta and Seattle and back to Albuquerque as VP of Marketing with Premier Distributing and finally in Roswell, NM for Rainbow Bread Dist. In 1999 he moved to Hamilton, TX where he retired and lived for 15 years. He married the love of his life, Kay Cloninger on June 28, 1970 in Hamilton, TX. They welcomed two beautiful daughters Kimberly and Amy. Woody had a passion for golfing, fishing, bowling, the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family and friends. His humor, singing and dancing gave joy to all. His grandchildren Breely, Jack, Hannah and Carlee completed his life to its fullest. Survivors include Kay Clemmons; daughter Kimberly Peterson and husband Brett; daughter Amy Sellers and fiance Coy Jones; sister Nanette Bolden and daughter Sara Ransom of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Breely and Jack Peterson, Hannah Sanchez and Carlee Sellers and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow and Onieta Clemmons. Woody and Kay recently moved to Round Rock where they became involved with the Age of Central Texas Adult Day Center. Woody called it his “job” and loved attending because of the great staff and friends he met there.
Clendenen, Jeff L. 1958 HS ~ 28-Feb-2003
Colquitt, Prescott K., Jr. 1958 HS
Cottle, Warren Terry 1958 HS ~ 20-Nov-1999
Cunningham, Jack R. 1958 JC ~ 12-Mar-2005 , 66, Watertown, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, in a Sioux Falls hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Wight, Comes and Sogn Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Waite officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Watertown. Pallbearers will be Rich Guddal, Gerry Tracy, Jim Hanson, Jim Brown, Mark Tracy and Randy Benson. Visitation will be in the funeral chapel today (Monday) from 5 to 8 p.m. with the family present. Jack Ray Cunningham was born Sept. 27, 1938, to Raymond and Betty (Simon) Wiskofske in Massillon, Ohio. He attended high school and junior college at New Mexico Military Institute and upon graduation, enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for three years. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Arizona State University where he earned a B.A. degree in accounting. He married Mary Brown April 24, 1965, in the Holy Name Catholic Church at Watertown. He worked for Blue Cross of Western Iowa in Sioux City for 30 years and he and his wife retired to Lake Kampeska in Watertown in 1999. He was an avid reader, enjoyed living at the lake and frequent visits from his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Watertown; his mother, Betty Cunningham of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sons, Jim (Carrie) Cunningham of Sioux City, Iowa and John (Linda) Cunningham of Lincoln, Neb.; and two granddaughters.”
Dawson, Douglas R., II 1958 HS
Dixon, Capt Lee C., USAF 1958 JC  – Vietnam-Killed in action in a plane crash near Pleiku on 7 January 1966.
Dodson, Lee D. 1958 JC ~ 27-Jun-2007 was born in Sacramento and was raised in El Segundo, California. The eldest of six children to Agnes and Herbert, Lee was raised in a modest two-bedroom bungalow where Lee attended school and was captain of the football team at El Segundo High. While at UCLA on a scholarship, Lee lettered in Football and Rugby. He was also a proud member of Phi Delta Kappa, KELP, ROTC, and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1962. After U.S. Army basic training, Ranger and Airborne schools, 2nd Lt. Lee Dodson was sent to Mainz, Germany where he became the officer in charge of the football and wrestling teams for the Army 8th Division. During his tour in Germany he met Marion. They were married in Basil, Switzerland in 1963. Captain Lee Dodson, was honorably discharged from the Army in 1964 and became a reserve Special Forces officer, Green Beret in Washington, D.C. area where Lee also became a top salesman for Revlon Cosmetics. Later Lee and Marion moved back to California where Lee became a mortgage banker. In April 1964, his son Eric was born and then came his daughters Katrina and Jolene. The Dodson’s moved to Solana Beach in 1971 and Lee continued to commute to Orange County. Ultimately, Lee decided he needed to be his own entity and founded LEDO Financial. Lee knew that athletic scholarships helped him early in life, and put his effort into establishing an annual LEDO Financial Golf Tournament to benefit various athletic programs. It later became known as the YMCA Golf Classic and over the years generated over two million dollars to help support athletic programs and children in the community. In his later years, Lee’s hobbies and lifestyle took a new direction. He became a proud grandpa O’Pa to his two granddaughters Amanda and Melody and polished his culinary skills at Sunday dinners at his home in Rancho Santa Fe. Lee was honored by the El Segundo High School Hall of Fame, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA with a Red Triangle Award for Dedication, Unselfish Service and Inspiring Leadership and by the UCLA Rugby Hall of Fame as team captain and All American to the U.S. Rugby team. Lee Dodson is survived by his wife of 44 years Marion, his son Eric, daughters Katrina and Jolene, his daughter-in-law Sarah and two granddaughters Amanda and Melody. Lee was 69 (the same number as his UCLA football uniform), when he passed away peacefully on June 27th, 2007.
Duff, Berry N., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 10-Sep-2005
Durham, Charles E. 1958 HS ~ 01-Feb-2013 73, of Austin Texas passed peacefully on February 1st surrounded by family. Charles, known to friends as Charlie, was a native Austinite. He graduated from McCallum High School, attended the University of Texas, and was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. After military service he worked in the family business, Durham’s Business College, and later in Real Estate with his brother Glynn. Charles loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his wife and family, pets, and many friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Charles is preceded in death by his uncle, Bill Durham of Waco and brother, Glynn Durham of Austin. Charles leaves behind wife Joyce, daughter Julie and husband Eric Hiegert, son Guy Durham, and grandchildren Seth Allen and Havana Hiegert, all of Austin.
Edwards, George V. 1958 JC ~ 19-Aug-2009 72, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Mr. Edwards served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Smith, Kline and French as a pharmaceutical representative with a vast territory where he spent a lot of time on the road. Survivors include wife, Cindy of Wichita Falls; daughters, Charlotte Tipton of Iowa Park, Michelle Sobay of Wichita Falls; son, Paul of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one brother.
Fouts, Roy W., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 08-Sep-2012 was born July 31, 1940 in Dallas, Texas to Roy & Mattie Ray Fouts. He passed away suddenly on September 8, 2012. Roy is survived by his loving & devoted wife of 23 years, Linda; son, Roy William Fouts, III, of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter & son-in-law, Dena & Grant Reid of Austin, Texas; step-daughter & husband, Jennifer & Chad Cage of Richardson, Texas; step-son, & wife, Joe & Jen Rozgay of Omaha, Nebraska; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Lu & Don Patterson of Midlothian, Texas; nephew & wife, Roy & Julia Armstrong of Taos, New Mexico; niece & husband, Mary Anne & Larry Ross of Midlothian, Texas. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, Jessica, Bonnie & Emily Fouts, Haley, Kellan & Josie Rozgay; Cole & Cason Cage along with numerous cousins. Roy attended school in Duncanville from 1st through 10th grades and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958. He received his BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1962. After graduation he joined the US Navy. He was commissioned as Ensign, served on board the USS HENRICO and in Beachmaster Unit One. He retired from Exxon Mobile in 2002 after 34 years of service where he met and created many enduring and wonderful friendships. After retirement, he served on the Ellis County Appraisal Review Board and was currently serving as Chairman for the third year. Roy believed in and loved his God and country first and foremost. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather & brother. He always respected and valued the opinions of others and had a deep and endless passion to mentor and inspire others’ talents and traits, particularly his devoted wife who loved, respected and appreciated him the most. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville where he had many dear friends who he had known and loved since childhood. His parents and his sister & brother-in-law, Iris & Bob Armstrong, preceded him in death.
Frazier, Charles E. 1958 HS ~ 13-Nov-2003
Gabbert, Peter L. 1958 JC ~ 07-Nov-1998
Gatewood, Arthur P., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 09-Jan-2003
Ginn, Elliott A. 1958 HS ~ 01-Dec-1970
Gipson, Jimmie L. 1958 HS ~ 26-Oct-1993
Glass, George E. 1958 HS
Goodart, J. Phillip 1958 JC ~ 01-Sep-2015 age 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Mildred Paskind. Phil is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Goodart; daughter, Kathryn Goodart-Hermans and husband, Michael; son, Joel W. Goodart and wife, Melanie; grandchildren, Judson, Tucker, Phillip, Corrie, Joshua, and Brandon; sister, Sally Chambers and husband, David; brother, Mike Goodart and wife, Diana.
Griffith, William S. 1958 JC ~ 06-Apr-2004
Hall, Jerry F. 1958 JC ~ 12-Jan-2010  It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, Jerry F. Hall, 71, of El Paso, Texas and formerly of Anthony, on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. He was born November 19, 1938 in El Paso to John Franklin and Elvira M. Ramirez Hall. Jerry graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell; served on the Anthony, Texas Town Council as an Alderman and Mayor Pro-Tem for over 30 years; was a member of the txdot (Texas Transportation) Board and a member of the Jaycees. He also owned and operated Jerry’s Bull-n-Beer, formerly Hall’s Place in Anthony, Texas for 42 years. Jerry was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where he served as lector and communion minister, and was a member of the Anthony Cemetery Association. Those left to mourn his passing are his loving family that include his loving wife of thirty-three years, Sylvia Gonzales Hall of the family home; two sons, Joshua Hall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jacob Hall; two daughters, Gina Guzman and husband Gilbert and their daughter, Kassandra Guzman all of El Paso, Texas and Marisa Hall of Phoenix, Arizona. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Hudson Hall 1940 HS and a sister, Jean Berrier.
Hatch, Robert Warren 1958 HS ~ 08-Feb-2007 He was a joyous man who lived life to its fullest. He passed peacefully in the hospital from complications with pneumonia. A native to the Bay Area, Robert was born and raised in the Piedmont area of Oakland until his family moved to Woodside. Robert and his wife Penelope spent the majority of their lives together in Los Altos prior to their recent move to Santa Rosa. Robert was an active member of the Los Altos Village Association. He was always very energetic when it came to helping to plan and run the annual Los Altos Arts &Wine Festival and was very involved in the Los Altos community. Robert was a graduate of Menlo College, an avid Cal Bear Backer & Football fan, a sports enthusiast, and a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club for 41 years. He loved his Bernese Mountain dogs and always enjoyed great conversation, a good meal and fine wine with his friends and family. He loved his wife and children very much. Those that know him well would know that a part of him never truly grew up. He identified well with and loved the times he spent with his grandchildren and anyone who still has a bit of child left in them. Robert is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife Penelope of 35 years; his sister Bobby & brother Bud; his children, Leo, Rob, Josh, Leslie and their spouses; his loving grandchildren, Evan, Samantha, Heather, Mackenzie, Ashlin, Taylor, Camden, Elliana, Zachary, Lauren & Demi and many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Robert was in the business of insurance for 35+ years. His kindness and enjoyment of life has touched us all.
Haw, Jimmy H. 1958 JC 
Heimerich, Denis A. 1958 HS ~ 16-Apr-2013 died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Suzanne (Perry) Heimerich parents, John and Audrey Heimerich and brother, Lynn Heimerich. Denis is survived by his wife, Kimberly sons, Russ Heimerich and wife Valerie of Sacramento, CA, Bruce and wife Cynthia of San Diego, CA and daughter, Janine Heimerich of Deer Harbor, WA. Grandson Ryan Heimerich, granddaughter Kathryn Heimerich, grandson Mathew Helms and granddaughter Katie Uecker and great-granddaughter Riley Helms also survive him. Denis was a graduate of the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. A veteran of both the Army and Air Force, he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the Air Force in 1979. Following his Air Force career, Denis was an executive in the cable television industry.
Henderson, William C., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 10-Mar-2010 a member of Shreveport’s most prominent broadcasting family, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 10th. He was 70 years old. Bill was born in Shreveport on January 30, 1940 to William Carter Henderson and Gertrude Alverson Henderson. His grandfather, William Kennon Henderson, Jr. Founded Shreveport’s KWKH radio station and, as a prominent broadcasting pioneer, was very influential in the shaping of this nation’s communications industry. His father, Carter, continued in this tradition as one of the founders of KSLA television. From their arrival in Shreveport in the 1890’s, the Henderson family took on a leadership role in the town and championed its virtues throughout the land. A resident of Shreveport for most of his life, Bill shared this passion for the city and remained active in real estate management for the family’s Henderson Properties Company. Bill loved all manner of outdoor sports but was most passionate about fishing and golf. He was a regular fixture at the Palmetto Country Club and the State Line Hunting & Fishing Club where his quick wit, ever present smile and no-nonsense manner were endearing qualities to those that knew him best. Bill was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Edman Henderson; three children, Leigh Pozas of Bakersfield, California; Holly Citelli of Frisco, Texas and Clint Henderson and his wife, Charley of Allen, Texas; three step-daughters, Heather White and her husband, Trey of Denham Springs, LA; Hillary Doyal and her husband, Drew of Shreveport, LA; Haley Edman of Baton Rouge, LA and sister, Dixie Henderson of Frisco, TX. Eight grandchildren also survive Bill.
Hilson, Thomas L. 1958 HS ~ 25-Jul-2004
Holt, Bradley C. 1958 JC
Howey, John E. 1958 JC ~ 19-Oct-2010
Hutchings, Sealy, II 1958 JC
Hutton, William A. 1958 HS ~ 01-Aug-1986
Hyer, Ambrose E. 1958 JC
Jarrell, Dr. Norman David 1958 JC – 20-Mar-2016 (March 22, 1938-March 20, 2016) Colonel N. David Jarrell, USA (Ret) passed away peacefully in Boerne, Texas, surrounded by his family, two days before his 78th birthday and was immediately whisked into the presence of God. David was born in Temple, Texas, to the late Dr. Norman D. Jarrell and Nannette Kahn Jarrell on March 22, 1938. He grew up in Texas City and after graduating from high school in 1956 he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. In 1958, David transferred to the University of Texas in Austin. Since his two years at junior college were not co-ed, he had high hopes of charming the girls on UT’s campus. During a much anticipated first fraternity-sorority party of the year, he met his wife-to-be, Faye Ellis, and they were soon engaged and then married in 1960. David earned his undergraduate degree in psychology at the Univ. of Texas, and later a master’s degree in criminology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He was named a Distinguished ROTC Student in college. In 1961 he was commissioned as a Second Lt. and chose to join the Army. Their first duty station was in Hawaii where their first son, Scott, was born. Two years later, another son, Matthew, was born at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. David proudly served his country for twenty five years. Moving around the world fourteen times, he fought in the Vietnam War and was the MP Battalion Commander in Mannheim, Germany. After retiring from the Army with the rank of Colonel, the family moved to San Antonio, TX, where he worked as a financial advisor for First Command Financial Services. Retiring and moving to the Hill Country was a dream which came true for David and Faye. In 1999 they built their home on eight acres in Boerne, TX, just a stone’s throw from the Guadalupe River. And there, besides clearing their property, playing golf, traveling to Pearland and Plano to see their grandkids, volunteering every week at Patrick Heath Library, volunteering at Hill Country Daily Bread and Hill Country Mission for Health, and enjoying wonderful friends at River Mountain Ranch, David happily began another “tour of duty” this time serving Christ. He and Faye joined First United Methodist Church in Boerne where he loved helping others come to Jesus Christ. He particularly enjoyed serving on teams for Walk to Emmaus. David found many ways to serve God: Chairman of the Administrative Board of FUMC, Church Treasurer, Faith in Action Chair, Financial Peace coordinator, Foundational co-leader of Lifeline Tutoring, and a faithful member of numerous committees and Sunday School. David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye, two loving sons: Scott Jarrell (Karen) of Plano and Matthew Jarrell (Christy) of Pearland. Survivors also include two sisters Gene Heidrich (Art) from Florida, and Jane Pickett (Bud) from Kerrville and one brother, Donald Jarrell (Jona) of California. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Brandon Lillie, Benjamin Jarrell, Catherine Jarrell, and Jillian Jarrell.
Jeffery, Thomas E. 1958 JC ~ 28-Aug-2011 73, a former resident of Olney, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, in Mansfield. Tom was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Fort Worth. He was the son of the late Ed and Maxine Jeffery. Tom was raised in Olney. He graduated from Olney High School in 1956 and continued his education at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. He also served on the Fort Worth and Arlington police forces. Tom retired from American Airlines ramp service, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. He was raised in Olney and was a true “Jeremiah Johnson” at heart; his love for the outdoors was never ending. Tom’s sense of humor, the stories and laughs he shared with family and friends will always be treasured. “At peace my love – no more pain.” Survivors: His memory will be cherished by his wife of 52 years, Jill; daughters, Dawn and husband, Joe Ruzic, Toni and husband, Scott Kreskai; grandchildren, Trey Ruzic and wife, Malisa, Paige Ruzic, Alexandra, Nicholas and Sam Kreskai; great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Ruzic; and a host of relatives and friends.
Jocoy, Donald N. 1958 JC ~ 01-Jun-1982
Kellum, Irl N. 1958 HS ~ 22-Oct-2001
Knight, Dewey F. 1958 HS ~ 25-Apr-2014 age 73, of Oklahoma City, died April 25, 2014. He was born June 4, 1940, in Santa Monica, CA to A.B. Knight and Irene Monroe Knight. Dewey was a businessman and a Master Mechanic. He went to school in El Paso, TX. He attended Ysleta High School and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958. He also graduated from Franklin University in Columbus, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jackie and Tommy Knight. Dewey is survived by his wife, Judy Lee Knight; children, David Knight (April), Mona Donahoe, Steven Knight (Deena), Steven Herriott (Kimi Cox), Salli Johnson (Randy), and Shelley Meisenburg (Chad); sister, Barbara Jarvis (Bob); brother, Bobby Knight (Donna); his children’s mother, Mary Hannon; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Koplan, Edward E. 1958 JC ~ 20-Sep-2008 born on July 5, 1939 passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the age of 69. As a heart transplant recipient of eighteen years, Edward lived a full and rewarding life. After his transplant, he continued his work as the Economic Development Director in Weslaco, Texas for eleven years. He also served as an Assistant City Manager for the City of San Antonio during Hemisphere. In addition he served as the Pecan Valley Economic Development Director in Brownwood, Texas from 1977-1987. He graduated from Central Catholic HS, New Mexico Military Institute, and St. Mary’s University. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olga and Herman Koplan. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Ann; children, Arlene B. Chalkley, Karen Chalkley Lashbrook and husband, Quinton; grandson, Quinton A. Lashbrook; and brother-in-law, Randall Perkins and wife, Maida of Williamsburg, VA. He will also be missed by dear friends Rita and Quentin Meyer and Mary Kathleen Beasley.
Love, Andrew M. 1958 HS
Loveland, Kenneth L. 1958 JC
MacGillivray, Angus I., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 01-Oct-2002
Malone, SFC David H., USA (Ret) 1958 JC ~ 26-Oct-2009 72, died Oct. 26, 2009, in Madisonville. He retired from the Army, was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran and was a member of First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Myran; daughter, Julia Sheppard; sons, Patrick and Devery Patterson; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Massey, William C. 1958 HS ~ 01-Oct-1992
Maxwell, Milem R. 1958 HS ~ 27-Apr-2005
Maxwell, Jr., Perry C 1958 HS – 26-Jun-2018 age 78, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was born to Perry Connolly, Sr. 1925 JC and Virginia (Bell) Maxwell in Graham, Texas on January 9, 1940. Perry was the CEO and owner of Koelling and Associates, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He had a long successful career in mechanical engineering consulting sales and became the best of friends with his colleagues and clients. Perry was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing (both on the water and in the snow), and mountain climbing. He was not only an aviator, he was a member of Business Mens Flying ASSN. Perry will be remembered for the loving husband, father and grandfather he was, and that his favorite time of the year was every August when he spent time with his loving family at Estes Park in Colorado. Perry is preceded in death by his parents; left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31 years, Sandra Maxwell; daughter Melinda Maxwell Beane and husband Clif; daughter Stacey Maxwell Nardi and husband David; 5 grandchildren Alexander Beane, Michela Nardi, Madison Nardi, Maxwell Nardi and Miles Nardi; first cousin Sally Kay Maxwell Hemphill along with numerous extended family and friends.
May, David A. 1958 HS
McCarten, Francis M. 1958 JC
McIntire, Jerald G. 1958 JC ~ 30-Dec-2002
McKee, Henry S., III 1958 JC ~ 01-Oct-2000
McNamara, William 1958 HS
Meredith, Bruce P. 1958 JC ~ 01-Apr-2002
Merritt, Thomas O., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 03-Jun-2000 Age 61, of Gila Bend Arizona, passed away June 3, 2000. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Mershon, John C. 1958 HS ~ 13-Nov-1998
Mills, Fred Z., III 1958 HS ~ 19-Apr-2001
Mizer, Frank R. 1958 HS ~ 25-Jan-1997
Monroe, A. Michael 1958 JC
Morgan, Ronnie P. 1958 JC ~ 23-Jul-2003 , died July 23, 2003. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1939, raised in Odessa, Texas and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Ron received his higher education at University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, and California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Calif. Mr. Morgan’s professional career began as an astronomer with contributions to Lowell Observatory and the development of the telescope used to map the moon for the Apollo Project. He was also the founder and director of the Consortium Antiquum — a medieval musical group located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also was involved with the early days of the Society for Creative Anachronism, becoming an active member at the second tournament held in Berkeley, Calif. and was awarded the first Order of the Laurel by this group. Mr. Morgan met his wife, Loretta, while teaching the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course in Oxnard, Calif. Later, he received a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the National Park Service to conduct a multi-year historical and photographic study of the Channel Islands located off the coast of Southern California, with the results being housed at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in California. He then spent nearly 10 years working for in California, serving on historic preservation commissions and other commissions. Ron served on the Lowell Board of Advisors while living in California and for a period of time after moving to Flagstaff. When Ron moved to Flagstaff in 1989, he was first employed as the general manager of Doney Park Water and worked for the past 14 years as the water rights hydrologist for The Hopi Tribe. He has been associated with Ventura County Bicycle Club, California Land Surveyors Association, American Water Works Association, Arizona Hydrological Society, Arizona Public Land Surveyors, Water Environmental Federation, Arizona Geographical Information Council, Arizona Water and Pollution Control Association, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, National Rural Water Association, Coconino County Gem and Mineral Society, Coconino County Astronomers, Society for Creative Anachronism, Rotary Clubs International, and Ventura County Astronomical Society. Ron is survived by his wife, Loretta.
Mortiz, Arthur L. 1958 HS ~ 07-Dec-2015 74, a retired Dallas/Fort Worth businessman, was born Dec. 25, 1940, in San Angelo and died in his home in Hurst on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended Tarleton State University, before entering the U.S. Army and serving in Germany. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Paul Taylor Moritz; his parents, Wallace and Ruth Moritz of San Angelo; and his sister, Diana Willis of San Antonio. Survivors: He is survived by his son, Craig Wallace Moritz and wife, Leslie, of Houston; daughter, Cassie Elizabeth Moritz of Arlington; his grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsey Moritz, both of College Station, and Matthew, Max and Mason Fergeson of Arlington; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Murphy, Terrence R. 1958 HS ~ 05-Mar-1999
Nance, Albert O., Jr. 1958 JC
Neeley, Owen J. 1958 HS ~ 24-Oct-2008 68, of Rexburg, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Rexburg Nursing Center. He was born May 28, 1940, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Oswald J. And Myrtle Munns Neeley. He attended Adams Elementary School and graduated from Madison High School. He also graduated from Utah State University. He married Darla Williams and had two sons, Jay and Jared. They later divorced. He married Sue Travis and they had a daughter, Kimberly. They also later divorced. He farmed and ranched with his father in Canyon Creek and later in Teton Valley. He owned and operated Neeley Flying Service dusting crops. He had a love for horses and raised and trained the Morgan breed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and flying his planes. He is survived by his children, Jay Neeley of Littleton, CO, Jared (Angela) Neeley of Sugar City and Kimberly R. (Neil) Mason of Rigby; stepchildren, Thomas P. Travis of Danbury, CT, Joy E. Travis of Hobson, MT; a sister, Jacqueline (Lyle) Bowen of Idaho Falls; and longtime friend and companion, Faye Beesley of Tetonia. He is also survived by three grandchildren and six step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ina Lyman.
Nelson, Richard H. 1958 HS ~ 03-Sep-2003
Newbill, Gary L. 1958 HS ~ 12-Nov-1991
Newsom, Peter M. 1958 HS ~ 15-Nov-1995
Newton, Samuel G. 1958 HS ~ 10-Apr-2011 70, of Victoria, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born Aug. 11, 1940, in San Antonio, to the late Samuel G. Newton and Marie Louise Berman, both of San Antonio. He was a rancher. He is survived by his wife, Rita Susan Garcia-Newton of Victoria; son, Samuel G. Newton, IV of Austin; sisters, Carol Marie Berman, Charlotte Ann Safir, Willard Merle Samuels, and Laura Tobin Barber. Mr. Newton’s remains were donated to science to further the study of cancer.
Orr, Clyde W. 1958 HS
Payne, David W. 1958 HS ~ 01-Aug-1977
Perry, Ronald C. 1958 JC ~ 15-Dec-2015 77, of Ruidoso passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his home. He was born January 21, 1938 at Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He grew up in Lincoln County graduating from Ruidoso High School in 1956 where he was very involved with all athletic programs. He owned and operated Perry’s Repair and Maintenance Service. At the age of 12 he was adopted by L.C. Perry Jr. who helped raise him. He married Jeanene Carpenter in May of 1977 in Ruidoso. He is survived by his wife, Jeanene; children, Bunny Medina and her husband Manny of Las Cruces, Tony Perry and his wife, Senida of Albuquerque, Anita Perry and her husband, Greg Fouratt of Albuquerque, Ronna Garcia and her husband Mike of Las Cruces, Kelly Chavez of Ruidoso and Rusty Hamilton and his wife Maria of Capitan; grandchildren, Michael, Elena, Amber, Melissa, Adrian, Steven, Vinny, Lindsey and Scout; his sister, Fredda Draper and her husband Carl.
Phoenix, James R. 1958 JC
Pitcock, Larry J. 1958 HS ~ 10-Jul-2014
Pollard, William E. 1958 HS ~ 30-Aug-2006
Power, Jack L. 1958 HS ~ 17-Nov-2006 66, of Hobbs, NM, died November 17, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Lovington, NM. Mr. Power was the president and co-owner of Energy Group, Inc. He was a former member of the Jaycees. He was a graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. Survivors include two sons, Dane L. Power 1986 HS and wife Susy of Phoenix, AZ, and Jason W. Power 1990 HS and girlfriend Thamis Macan Gabhann of Stillwater, MN; a brother, Gail Power and wife Glenda of Midland, Texas; a niece, Lisa Gail Skags of Knoxville, TN; and two grandchildren, Halie and Mackenzie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gail Borden Power and Fay Rhine Power.
Price, Richard D. 1958 HS ~ 01-Sep-1966
Ralston, William E. 1958 HS
Rice, Robert A. 1958 JC
Rose, Edwin S. 1958 HS ~ 12-Jul-1994
Rosenbaum, Dr. Allan S. 1958 HS ~ 04-Aug-2016 Denver; Husband of Judith Rosenbaum; Father of Stacey (Joe Utsler) Rosenbaum and James Ryan; Brother of Roberta (the late Morton) Miller; Grandfather of Zoe.
Ross, John A. 1958 HS ~ 11-Apr-2013
Rudd, Dr. Laurence H., Jr. 1958 JC ~ 17-Dec-2015 died on Dec. 17, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. Larry is survived by his wife, Barbara of Arbela, NM; his son, William Bradley Rudd of Albuquerque, NM; and his sister, Ann Harrell of Dallas, Texas. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lauren Rudd. Larry was born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to parents Mary Ruth Rudd and Laurence H. Rudd, MD, and was reared in Colorado City, Texas. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1956, from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1960 and from Baylor Dental School in Dallas, Texas, in 1964. Larry served two years in the United States Air Force with the rank of captain. Larry and Barbara moved to Lubbock in 1966 where he practiced dentistry for 44 years and where he attended many continuing education classes. Larry became a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1981 and a fellow of the International Academy of General Dentistry in 1988. Retirement began in 2010 in a new home on the east face of the Captain Mountains where the family had owned a vacation home for many years. Larry’s family and friends will always remember him for his welcoming smile and wide open door. A memorial is planned in the spring when close friends and family will scatter ashes near his mountain.
Samuell, Alonzo W. 1958 HS
Schaefer, Joseph E. 1958 HS
Scherotter, Gary C. 1958 JC
Schnaubert, Steven E. 1958 HS ~ 05-Sep-1992
Sexton, Charles N. B. 1958 JC ~ 22-Nov-2002
Shewmake, Sidney L. 1958 JC ~ 08-Mar-2000
Singer, Irvin J. 1958 HS ~ 18-Dec-1965
Singh, Jerry A. 1958 HS
Smith, Fred C. 1958 HS ~ 03-Dec-2000 60, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home in Sublette. He was born May 9, 1940, at Liberal, the son of Laverne C. and Edith Margaret (Gillette) Smith. A lifetime resident of Sublette, he was a farmer and a former transportation supervisor for USD 374 for several years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Sublette and belonged to the Sublette Jaycees for several years. Survivors include a son, Scott B. Smith, Sublette; a daughter, Diana Kay Metzler, De Beque, CO; two grandchildren; and several aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Snyder, Daniel B. 1958 HS ~ 08-May-2012 age 71, passed away Tuesday. May 8th 2012, in Ozark, MO, following a long illness. He was born January 3, 1941, in Roswell, NM, to Mary Roberta (Bradley) and Dr. Chet L. Snyder. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1958, attended the University of Colorado (Boulder) and completed his degree in microbiology from Pittsburg State University in 1970. Dan’s career as a microbiologist spanned forty years: he worked for Upsher Laboratory, Oak Hill Hospital and retired from Via Christi Hospital (Pittsburg) in 2006. He married Mary Elizabeth Papp in 1963, who preceded him in death. He married Kay Cullers in 1989. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Kathy Love (Bill), Springfield, MO, and Kirsten Snyder (Daimon Eklund), Washington, DC; two step-sons, Cheyney Cullers of Joplin and Romney Cullers (Kate) of Cleveland, Ohio; and four grandchildren: Bradley, Johnathan and Sara Love, all of Springfield, MO; and James Cullers of Cleveland, Ohio. Dan was well-read and a true “Renaissance” man, musket shooter and Civil War re-enactor. His hobbies included photgraphy, water color painting, wood carving, canoeing, camping and playing folk guitar. His quick wit and clever sense of humor will be missed by family and friends.
Solomon, Jan S. 1958 HS ~ 28-Feb-1999
Somdal, Dudley A. 1958 HS
Sparks, Thomas W. 1958 HS ~ 23-Apr-2012
Stark, Wilson L. 1958 HS
Sutherland, John W., Ph.D. 1958 HS ~ 26-Dec-2008 Dr. John Winslow, 67, of Midlothian, died at his home on December 26, 2008. John is survived by Susan, his wife of 34 years; three children, John, Brenda and Karen; and two grandchildren, Leyton, 3, and Olivia, 1. He earned a Ph.D from UCLA in 1967 and taught at several universities, including VCU, where he has been teaching since 1980. John was full of vitality and derived pleasure from landscaping, rebuilding cars, fishing and family time. He was a generous man, and the home he created for his family is a testament to his deep devotion to his wife and children. We will remember John for his laugh, sarcastic humor, love of music, and disgust of “ill-conceived and poorly executed” movies. His sharp mind and many intangible qualities made him so unique.
Swanson, Robert G. 1958 HS ~ 12-Apr-2005
Thomas, Tommy W. 1958 HS ~ 13-Mar-2004
Tipps, Ted W., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 15-Aug-1986
Tracewell, George E. 1958 HS ~ 01-Jan-1983
Trujillo, MAJ Joe A., NMARNG (Ret) 1958 JC ~ 06-Sep-2012  (April 11, 1937 – Sept. 6, 2012) I hear His voice, knowing that I have been called now to be with my Lord on Sept. 6, 2012. Joe Anthony Trujillo was born in Roswell, NM, USA, on 11th of April 1937. His parents Aida O. Trujillo and Antonio Fernando Trujillo (both deceased) were wonderful parents who worked hard to raise Joe and his brothers and provide each of them with a good education. Joe Trujillo was a capitalist in business. He had two brothers, LTC Arthur H. Trujillo, USA (Ret) 1961 JC (survived by his wife Minerva), and Gus A. Trujillo, who was an attorney at law (survived by his wife Piedad). In addition, Joe had two sisters, Josie (of Pittsburg, PA), and Beatrice (deceased). Joe was educated at Roswell High School (Class of 1956), New Mexico Military Institute Class of 1958), and Texas A&M University at College Station, TX. He joined the military, before he was drafted, and served in the Army and National Guard. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC E7) in nine years as a tank commander and platoon sergeant. He later attended Officer Candidacy School (OCS) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned an officer, 2nd Lt (Butter Bar). After graduating from OCS, he was an Infantry Officer, an Air Defense Officer, and then Operations Officer with the rank of Major (O4). Joe graduated from Command and General Staff College then the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He commanded an Air Defense Battery as Operations Officer at Santa Fe National Guard. He was involved in three civil disturbances, one prison riot (Santa Fe Prison) and one insurrection at Tierra Amarilla. He flew an airplane (SEL) fixed wing, and jumped out of one “only once” he said. About his military experiences, Joe stated, I had many friends, I learned a lot, and I thank God for allowing me to serve my country. Joe was a true American patriot, a tradition continued by his children and grandchildren. As a capitalist, Joe Trujillo owned and operated La Poblanita in Lovington, NM, a tortilla and Mexican food manufacturer, also operating under the name Trujillo Diversified Industries (TDI) in which other food was handled. His work force consisted of 52 for production and distribution to New Mexico, Texas, and eight other states. La Poblanita had great products including the super Chip, a tradition now carried on by his son, Michael A. Trujillo, at El Charro Mexican Foods in Roswell, NM. The Smithsonian Institute displayed his “Don Jose’s Salsa in 1985 in Washington and a major food trade magazine wrote a story about the business. In November of 1989, the Association of Commerce and Industry of NM bestowed one small business with a winning award, honoring La Poblanita. He was also awarded the governoræs Business Recognition of State Viva Award in Albuquerque. Joe Trujillo was a civil servant. He served as Vice President of the NM Federation of Independent Businesses (NMFIB). He served as President on the Lovington School Board, was past director of the Lovington Chamber of Commerce, served as Executive of Job Training Coordinating Council of NM in 1983 for Governor Tony Anaya, president of Region VI Housing Authority, and a director of New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association. Joe Trujillo proudly served on the Nor Lea Hospital Board in Lovington, a rural hospital he proclaimed as outstanding. In addition, he served as executive on the Crime Stoppers Commission for the state of NM, Chairman of the Head Start Program in Lovington. He served as a Boy Scout Leader in Lovington and Scout Leader and Explorer Unit in Roswell. He served as chairman of Senator Schmitt Selection Board for candidates to the American Military Academies, vice chair of the Democratic Central Committee in Lea County, member of Oddfellows Post 441100F, a third-degree knight of the Knights of Columbus, was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, commanded a Civil Air Patrol Unit in Lovington, was a member of the NRA and last of all, served as Commander of the American Legion, Post 28 in Roswell. Of his civil service record Trujillo said, “all was not easy”. I had my ups and downs but I credit my God, my family and my friends for supporting me throughout the years. That’s why I was able to accomplish so much. Of his personal life, Joe said, I married a beautiful woman, my wife, Anna Maria Saldivar Trujillo and we raised four beautiful children together. Joe is survived by his son Michael A. Trujillo (local Business Owner of El Charro Mexican Foods and former County Commissioner) and his wife Mireya (RISD Principal); daughter Joeanna Trujillo Bueno (Director of Juvenile Justice Alternative Education) and husband Carlos (US Coast Guard); son David A. Trujillo (City Commissioner and former Lovington Mayor) and wife Maria; and daughter Sandra Trujillo Valles (Recovery Coordinator, US Marine Corps) and husband Erasmo (US Department of Defense). Joe said, my wife Anna, then went her way. I guess you can only put up with so much but I loved her very much. She made me a good wife. She helped operate the business and was a City Commissioner for Lovington. Later on I met my second wife. She was good looking, but I guess she could not see very well because she married me – Catalina Arenas Trujillo. She came with two small children, Lucy Arenas Acosta and Manuel Moreno. I accepted the whole package as it should be. They had a son Eduardo A. Trujillo, a Boy Scout and RISD student. He is also survived by his Aunt Blanche Stevens; cousins, Yolanda Edgett and Clifford Romero; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Now you may think this cannot be; but, I have had 75 years to do this – and not all at the same time! I had many goals, including operating my own business, building my own adobe home, and I had family and friends that helped me along the way. All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me. I loved my country and my Catholic faith, as I did my family. My last request is that you pray for me and pray for my family.
Valles, Salvador R. 1958 JC
Vorhees, Vance K. 1958 HS ~ 01-Jun-2010 Born June 12, 1940, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Fond du Lac, WI. Mr. Vorhees was the owner of Spring Soft of Barrington. He was a member of the NRA and the Big Sand Lake Club in Phelps, WI. Vance was the husband of Gail (nee Wiltshire); father of Vance Kristopher (Marcia) and Kimberly Lou (Mike Cozza) Vorhees; grandfather of Kaitlyn Voegele, Julie and Jamie Vorhees; son of Vance E. And the late Corinne Vorhees; brother of Valorie Vanvorhees and Sue Van De Voort.
Walker, Capt Thomas T., USAF 1958 JC  – Vietnam-Killed in action in a plane crash in Laos on 7 April 1966.
Wallace, REV Thomas G. 1958 HS ~ 01-Mar-2008
Weiss, Anthony E. 1958 HS ~ 21-Feb-2001
White, Jack H., Jr. 1958 HS ~ 17-Apr-2005
Wiley, W. Kent, Jr. 1958 HS
Williams, Robert C. 1958 JC ~ 11-Jan-2001
Wingo, Clifford R. 1958 JC ~ 13-Jul-2007 July 20, 1939 – July 13, 2007 Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandad and Friend Resident of Moraga After a joy-filled life and a brave, inspirational two-year journey with ALS, Cliff died peacefully and with dignity, surrounded by his family on July 13, 2007. Cliff is survived by Maral, his loving wife of 46 years; his daughter, Kristi Corley and her husband, Chuck of Portola Valley; and his son, Brett Wingo and his wife, Cathy of San Jose. He adored his five grandchildren: Ryan and Jamie Corley, and Jake, Noelle and Brooke Wingo. He is also survived by his brother, Bob Wingo and his wife, Sharon, and extended family members. Cliff was born and raised in Red Bluff, California, and was the son of Paulyne Marinoff and Robert Wingo. His undergraduate studies were at New Mexico Military Academy, University of California, Berkeley, and Sacramento State. He was in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at UC Berkeley. After Cliff and Maral were married 1961, Cliff earned his MBA at San Francisco State. Most of Cliff’s career was in the business of pension and health fund administration. Cliff was very active in the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church for 37 years where he and his family made many deep friendships. He was also involved in the youth program, Center for Living Skills, and many other volunteer activities. Cliff was an avid sports fan who also loved to play golf, fish, ski, hike, and backpack. He and Maral were delighted to travel to near and far parts of the world, but their heart place was the family’s Donner Lake cabin where friends and family shared many wonderful outdoor activities together. Cliff will always be remembered for his love of people, his warm sense of humor and his enthusiasm. He was an incredible example of a life well-lived, and he was grateful to God for his many blessings. Cliff will be deeply missed, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of his family, his friends, and the people whose lives he touched.
Woodruff, Julain M. 1958 HS
Wylie, James A. “Alan” 1958 HS ~ 10-Jun-2011 was November 22, 1940 in Albuquerque, NM, and passed away on June 10, 2011, with his loving family at his side. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Gina Wylie. He is survived by his wife Marion; sons George Wylie (wife Patty), Matthew Wylie (wife Laura), and Ty Newman (wife Eva), and daughter Tracey Wylie; sister Nancy Banes and brothers Claude B. Wylie (wife Julie) and Ken Wylie (wife Barbara); grandchildren Evelyn, Preston, Kristin, Rami, and Chase; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alan spent his life in highway construction and was co-owner of Wylie Corporation. He was Past President of Associated Contractors of NM and instrumental in the establishment of Sandoval County Flood Control Authority. Alan was a man of integrity, loved children, made a mean ravioli, and loved golf. He did “it his way” and would do it again if he could.


Abbott, Dr. Michael Lenwood 1957 HS ~ 03-Apr-1994
Barbour, Carl C., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 15-Apr-2006
Barton, Lynwood R. 1957 HS ~ 29-Nov-2000
Beauford, MAJ Richard E., USA (Ret) 1957 HS ~ 19-Jul-2012 passed away 19 July 2012.  He received his degree in history from New Mexico State University.  Beauford was commissioned into the U. S. Army in 1962 as an artillery officer at Fort Bragg, NC, and earned his airborne wings.  He transferred to military intelligence and remained there until his retirement.  Beauford was stationed at various bases in Maryland, Hawaii, Germany and many others.  He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.  Beauford retired as a Battalion Commander from Schofield Barracks, HI.  After retirement from the Army he went to Saudi Arabia as a Security Specialist and spent a few years there.  Beauford was a lover of music; classical was his favorite but his taste was varied and included everything from jazz to contemporary to German marching songs and bagpipe.  He had extensive knowledge of Western art and artists of the West.  Beauford also knew volumes about Native American weaving and was an avid collector of some of the finest examples of both.  He loved to travel and in his later years spent much of his free time doing so. Beauford revisited Vietnam and spent a month RVing around Australia.  He took several cruises to various ports of call and loved doing this too.  Beauford was a lifelong animal lover and dogs were his favorite, although for many years Siamese cats were also on the scene.  He had a variety of dogs including; Samoyeds, German Shepherds, Keeshonds and last but definitely not least was Max, the Bichon Frise, probably the most spoiled dog in the world and the only dog known to have own stock portfolio.  Beauford is survived by his brother, Jeffrey L. Beauford 1976 JC; and a large and loving family.
Bibo, Philip A. 1957 HS ~ 07-Oct-2004
Bigelow, Robert P., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 07-Jun-2009 71, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Tyler. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Monahans.He is survived by his wife, Shereene; son, Owen Craig Bigelow; daughter, Julie Diane Bookout; brother, Oren Glen Bigelow; and three grandchildren.
Blanchard, William H. 1957 HS ~ 06-Oct-2013 74, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born in San Antonio on Aug. 19, 1939. His parents were William and Ethel Blanchard. His father went on to be a four-star general in the Air Force. Bill’s family moved to Fort Worth when his father was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base. He attended Monnig Middle School and Arlington Heights High School. He went on to the Air Force Academy and the University of Texas. Professionally he founded William H Blanchard & Associates, an insurance agency specializing in and serving the rental industry across Texas and Louisiana. Through the insurance business, he met and served what would turn out to be some of his closest friends. He and his wife, Sandi, still owned/operated the agency up until early 2013. Bill’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, golf, visiting the casino and enjoying life. The two places he loved to visit the most were fishing the long bar in the Laguna Madre off of South Padre Island and deer hunting in Mexico. He started hunting in Mexico in 1972 and was one of the first Americans to pioneer whitetail deer hunting in Mexico. Anyone who had the privilege of going with him to either was considered a friend. His passion for life and will to win will always be remembered by those who loved him the most. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Blanchard Bonnell; mother, Ethel Simmons Sims; and his father, Gen. William H. Blanchard. Survivors: Wife, Sandi Blanchard of Granbury; daughter, Diana Blanchard of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, William and Beth Blanchard of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, William Downing, Macee Blanchard, Payton Blanchard, William D. Blanchard and Ellie Blanchard.
Borden, Michael Lee 1957 HS ~ 12-May-1998

Boyles, Larry L. 1957 HS ~ 06-Jul-2009  69, died Monday, July 6, 2009. Born Feb. 24, 1940, in Houston, son of the late W.M. ‘Pat’ Boyles and Helen Copeland Boyles. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and Vanderbilt University. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years and received the Army Commendation Medal. He was a mechanical engineer and served as vice president of Boyles Galvanizing. Larry was a member of Arborlawn United Methodist Church, Colonial Country Club and the Jewel Charity. Larry passed away from complications of diabetes, surrounded by his loved ones. His family always said the reason he had diabetes was because he was the sweetest man on earth. He will definitely be missed. The family wishes to thank Dr. Allan Kelly, Stonegate Nursing Center, and VITAS Hospice for all of their care, love and support. Survivors: His devoted wife, Jayne Landers Boyles; children, Kristin Boyles Sankary and husband, Mike, of Fort Worth, Amy Boyles Scott and husband, Tim, of Arlington, Heather Boyles Truong and husband, Lon, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Andrea Halbach of Fort Worth and Richard Payne and wife, Lea, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren who adored their ‘Zollie’; stepmother, Sandy Boyles of Mena, Ark.; and brother, Walt Boyles and wife, Norma, of El Salvador.
Britton, Robert B. 1957 HS ~ 31-Oct-2002
Campbell, Charles William 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 29-Mar-2017 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday (March 29, 2017) at Hospice House Satilla in Waycross after an extended illness. He was born April 18, 1937 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Charlie W. and Flossie Colvin Campbell.  Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960.  During that time, he was stationed in Africa, Turkey and Greece as well as several cities within the United States.  He worked at the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper until 1990, and retired after working there for 30 years.  He also owned Goldenrod Printing Company Inc. in Winter Park, FL until he retired and moved to Blackshear, GA in 1994.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear where he served as an usher and greeter.  He loved to travel, play golf and work in his yard.  Charles was always smiling.  He loved to make people laugh especially the grandkids.  Most of all he loved the Lord and his Emmanuel Baptist Church family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Campbell; and two sisters, Carrie Mae Phillips and Louise Roberts. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Gilliard Campbell; one daughter, Sharie Maker (Kenny) of Florence, SC; one son, Jay Campbell (Chris) of Cincinnati, OH; three sisters, Nora Jarboe of Louisville, KY, Lena Harmon (Randall) and Helen Burris (Calvin) both of Campbellsville, KY; and his grandsons, Jeremiah Maker (Megan), Jacob Maker, Daniel Maker, Adam Maker, Kyle Campbell (Hayley), and Eric Campbell (Maegan); and five great grandchildren.
Carrette, Edward H., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 27-Mar-2013 age 73, passed away March 27, 2013 in his home with family by his side. He was born February 16, 1940 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America to Edward H. and Thelma Smith Carrette. After beginning his educational career at Stanford University, he graduated from the prestigious School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. Mr. Carrette was an alumnus of the New Mexico Military Institute, and served as an officer in the United States Army from 1961 to 1967. He also earned a J.D. degree at the University of Texas School of Law and a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Houston. Mr. Carrette’s professional career spanned fifty years, developing and operating numerous hotel projects in Latin America. He was a lifelong Rotarian, joining the Club Rotario Ciudad de Guatemala in 1966, and continued his membership in clubs throughout Central America, California and Texas. A Paul Harris Fellow, he was recognized as Rotarian of The Year by the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club. Ed was always involved with many civic and charitable activities, including Children’s Miracle Network and Komen for the Cure, and was a charter donor to Rotary House International. During his final years, he was a Texas credentialed attorney mediator and volunteered as an Ombudsman at Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Mr. Carrette is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathryn E. Carrette; his children Edward H. Carrette, III 1978 HS and wife, Linda; Alan S. Carrette 1982 HS and wife, Anna; Jeffrey T. Carrette and wife, Silvia; Heidi B. Carrette Ghiringhelli, and husband Jeff; his brother John Carrette and wife, Charlotte, and 14 grandchildren, 1 niece and 3 nephews.
Chamberlain, Thomas O. 1957 JC
Christensen, John C. 1957 HS ~ 01-Jul-1977
Cotton, Donavan G. 1957 HS ~ 16-Apr-2007  67, a 31-year Silver Springs resident, died April 16, 2007, in Silver Springs. No local services will be held. Mr. Cotton was born Dec. 4, 1939, in Clovis, NM, to Guy and Ama Cotton. Before moving to Silver Springs, Mr. Cotton lived in North Hollywood, CA. He was a musician and an operating engineer. He served in the USO as a musician, and played for troops in Vietnam. He belonged to the Professional Musicians Local 47. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Frank and Lindy Cotton. Among his survivors are his ex-wife, Maxine Cotton of Carson City; sons Donavan Guy Cotton of Fallon and Jeffery David Cotton of Carson City; daughter, Kandi Lynne Carpenter of Denver; sisters Evelyn Drake and Marci Cillessen, both of Clovis; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous extended-family relatives.
Coursey, Jerald M. 1957 HS
Cox, Malcolm D., Jr. 1957 JC
Crowley, Maurice M. 1957 HS ~ 06-Apr-1997
Darwin, CAPT James R., USN (Ret) 1957 JC ~ 14-Dec-2005
Dodds, Stanley D. 1957 HS ~ 27-Apr-2003
Douglas, Robert “Bob” Edward 1957 HS, longtime San Diego resident, founding partner of JGD Associates CPA, and San Diego Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) member, passed away Saturday in the company of family at the age of 80. Bob grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, and attended the New Mexico Military Institute before graduating from Valparaiso High School in 1957. After earning his BA in History from the University of Arizona in 1961 he married his wife of 56 years Janet Douglas, ne Graham. Bob began his career in accounting with Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles where his three children Dan, Jennifer, and David were born. He was later transferred to San Diego. In 1977 he formed Jassoy, Graff, and Douglas CPA in La Jolla. By 1994 the firm had outgrown its offices on Fay Avenue in La Jolla and moved to a larger space in the UTC area. Bob retired from the firm in 2003. Upon retiring Bob began his service with the San Diego Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. Bob is survived by his beloved wife Janet, sons Dan and Dave, daughter Jennifer, and his seven grandchildren.

Downing, Abbie Joe, Jr. 1957 JC ~ 18-Oct-2015 78, Wheat Ridge, Colorado passed away on October 18, 2015 after a long illness. He was an FBI agent, lawyer, and a really funny guy. He always said that one of the challenges he always faced in life was learning how, as a male, to live with the first name Abbie. Joe was born on October 7, 1937, in Wichita Falls, TX. Soon thereafter, he moved to Seymour, TX, where he met his future wife, Janay, while attending first and second grade together. They later reconnected at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and, soon thereafter, married. When Joe was eight years old, he and his parents moved from Seymour, TX, to Carlsbad, NM, where his father owned a drug store. Joe worked there as a soda jerk until he was seventeen. He also worked several summers during high school as a seasonal Park Ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. After graduating from high school in 1955, Joe attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He later continued his studies with an ROTC scholarship at SMU in Dallas, TX. While at SMU, he met Janay. They were married in 1960. After SMU, they moved to Waco, TX, where Joe attended-and later graduated-from Baylor Law School. From there, they moved to Abilene, TX, where Joe was the town’s Assistant City Attorney. In 1964, Joe began training in Quantico for his career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He was assigned as a Special Agent first in Seattle, WA and later in Los Angeles. In 1968, Joe and Janay moved to Denver where Joe accepted an offer to work as a labor negotiator at Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC). At MSEC, he represented employers-mostly mining companies across the United States-in labor negotiations. He retired from MSEC in 1996 and became a labor law consultant. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dr. Janay Young Downing; daughter Jonlon Bankert and son-in-law Doug; son Dr. Joe Downing and fiancee Dr. Veronica Calvillo; and grandchildren Diersen and Annika Bankert. He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law. His personal pursuits included telling jokes and stories, playing golf, fishing, cooking Mexican food, watching sports, and spending time with his family. He was a long-time member of the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church (AVUMC). Also, he was very active in the Applewood Kiwanis Club where he loved selling hot dogs at the cemetery.
Epley, Ernest M., Jr. 1957 HS
Fields, III, Benjamin Frankin “Bennie” 1957 HS ~ 17-Jun-2009 Benny passed away on Friday, July 17, 2009, at University Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Benny was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Roswell to B.F. and Nell Fields. He was the co-owner of The Model which was founded by his grandfather, Ed Williams. Benny was a lifelong resident of Roswell, having attended St. Peter’s School until ninth grade, then transferring to the Roswell schools and graduated from Roswell High School in 1957. He was known for his fabulous hook shot in basketball. Benny is survived by his children, Monty Fields and his wife, Janie, and their children, Jon Michael and Sarita Fields of Midland, Texas; Randy Fields and his wife, Lisa, and their children, Caitlin and Christen of Hobbs; Marc Fields and his wife, Cheryl, and their daughter, Bethany, of Lovington; Elizabeth Hanson and her husband, Gary, and their daughter, Nikki, of Fayetteville, GA; Lori Bolton and her husband, Vern, and their children, Rita Irwin of Conroe, Texas; Amanda Irwin of San Diego, Calif.; Billy Irwin of Roswell; and Jennifer Poma and her husband, Tom and their sons, Thomas, Steven and Josh Poma of Warren, MI; his brothers, Ed Fields, Spencer Fields, Larry and Chuck Fields; his great-grandson Eric Irwin; his sisters, Jeanie Barnes and Fran Laman; and his former wife, Ann of Hobbs. Benny was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Fields; his father, B.F. Fields, Jr., and his mother, Nell Jean Williams.

Fisher, Harry Russ, Jr. 1957 JC ~ 14-Oct-2006 69, of Costa Mesa, died October 14, 2006. Survived by son, Wayne and daughter, Christine.
Garcia, 1LT Ernest 1957 JC
Givens, John V. 1957 HS ~ 04-Dec-2009
Griggs, Anthony A. 1957 HS ~ 01-Oct-1983
Gross, Charles A. 1957 HS ~ 13-Jun-2002
Hall, Frank P., Jr. 1957 JC
Hanson, Jimmy N. 1957 HS ~ 05-Mar-2003
Harmon, Peter Waldo 1957 HS ~ 01-Feb-2016
Harper, James E. 1957 HS ~ 27-Jul-2007  of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at OU Medical Center, of complications from acute pancreatitis at the age of 68. Jim was born March 12, 1939 of Forrest Edwin and Doris Joanne Harper. Jim worked at Harper Oil Company and Harper Drilling Company until he and his family sold it in 1973 to Peoples Energy of Chicago, Illinois. Harper Oil Company was the successor of Harper-Turner Oil Company, which was founded by Jim’s father and by Roy Turner, former Governor of Oklahoma, in 1928. Jim then founded his own oil and gas and investment company, JEH Investments, which he ran until his death. In addition, Jim had extensive real estate holdings and engaged in real estate development, most recently Forest Creek Estates in Edmond, which is owned by Jim and his daughter, Gwendolyn J. Harper. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and trophy hunter, and traveled extensively throughout the world. He also had a passion for automobiles, owning many exotic and high performance cars and motorcycles. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was married in 1966 to Patricia Ann Jones, and although divorced in 1998, remained very close friends. Jim is survived by his daughter, Gwendolyn Joanne Harper, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and grandson, Ashton Harper Cooley. He is also survived by his loving nephews, Matthew Blair Hunt and wife Celeste of Atlanta, Georgia, F. David Harper and wife Penny, of Oklahoma City, and John Baird Harper, of Basalt, Colorado, and niece Holly Joanne Harper, of Oklahoma City. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Edwin Harper and Doris Joanne Lytle, and by his sisters, Joanne Harper and Janet Chloe Harper, and his brother, F. Dail Harper.
Hendrix, James E. 1957 HS ~ 15-May-1995
Hepler, Lee T. 1957 HS
Hodson, J. Thomas 1957 JC ~ 20-May-2016 79, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 20th, his family at his bedside. Tom was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Marvel A. Bohner Hodson and Richard J. Hodson, and spent his early years in Huntington, IN. A Deming resident since 1947, Tom graduated from Deming High School in 1955. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, excelling in sports. His 9.5-second record in the 100-yard dash at NMMI still stands. Following his 1957 graduation from NMMI he was awarded a track scholarship to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. While there, he and his team won many national track events, as well as at the British Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He later transferred to NM Highlands University, graduating in 1960. He was a Captain in the United States Army, serving active duty at Ft. Eustis, Virginia during the Berlin Wall Crisis. Tom was involved in several businesses in Deming, Albuquerque, and El Paso. He served as Vice President and CEO of the Auburn Rubber Company in Deming for several years. While in El Paso, he created, built, and was the leading partner in Classic American Homes, El Paso’s largest home builder. In 1994, he retired to Cape Coral, Florida, enjoying boating, beaches, and the many other outdoor activities available in southwest Florida. In 2008 he returned to live in El Paso to enjoy the company of family and friends. He is survived by wife, Diane; brother, John, of Cape Coral FL; 7 children: Merri Johnson and husband, Gregory, of Albuquerque; Richard of Rio Rancho; Kathryn of Deming; Derek of Raleigh NC; Jason and wife, Heather, of North Ft. Meyers, FL; Samira Franco and husband, Larry, of Houston, TX; and Erin of El Paso. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew of Florida. Tom’s father preceded him in death in 1989, and his mother in 1999.
Hooks, Howard B. 1957 HS
Horne, Michael F. 1957 HS ~ 01-Dec-1990
Horsley, Gordon L. 1957 HS ~ 15-Dec-2018  80, passed away at his home December 15, 2018. A third generation Nevadan, Gordon was born in Ely, NV in 1938. In 1941, his family moved to Reno, where he attended Southside elementary, Mt. Rose Elementary and Billinghurst Junior High. After 2 years at Reno High, Gordon transferred to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He would return to Reno in 1957 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, and go on to join the U.S. Marine Corps, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. Gordon had a great baritone speaking voice, and spent the next two years with KOLO Radio, and it was while he was doing the morning sports show that he began selling radio advertising time. This led to Gordon becoming the first employee hired by Bill Stead in 1963 as the marketing and sales director for the National Championship Air Races, an organization with which Gordon would continue to be affiliated for the next 55 years. In the late 60’s, he joined Competition Press and Autoweek Magazine in San Francisco as its national sales manager. In addition, Gordon continued his career a broadcaster, covering road racing events throughout Northern California for KCBS Radio. He eventually returned to Reno and started Dill, Horsley Advertising Agency, and would spend the next decade working in all avenues of recreational marketing. His long list of clients included Slide Mountain, Ski Incline, Incline Championship Golf Course, The Ponderosa Ranch, Cal Neva Lodge, and the King’s Castle Hotel (now Hyatt Tahoe). In 1980, Gordon married Carole, who was his wife of 38 years, and joined her in her travel service and convention activity planning business. Together, Gordon and Carole operated Travel Services Inc. for 28 years in the Reno/Tahoe area, which, for 18 years, included operating the famous Rubicon Trail for the World Dealer body of the Jeep Corporation. During this time, Gordon assisted in forming the William F. Harrah Foundation and The National Automobile Museum, and was a former corporate secretary serving on the Executive, Driving force and marketing committees, as well as a trustee emeritus. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Off Road Motor Sports Hall of Fame. Most recently, Gordon was the business development manager for Amador Stage lines in the Reno/Tahoe area, a job he truly valued and enjoyed, and to which he dedicated himself until his final days. Gordon was a member of Hidden Valley Country Club and also loved skiing and raquetball. He was an active member of Skal Club International, The Prospectors Club, the National Automobile Museum, and The Harrah Collection. He is survived by his wife Carole, his sister Claudia (Ken Adams), his son Todd (wife Kristen), grandchildren Stella and Landon, as well as step-son Cooper Layne, granddaughters, Jasper and Haley Layne, and step-daughter Katharine Kremp. 

Howden, Alfred F. 1957 JC ~ 02-May-2006
Johnson, Warren L. 1957 HS ~ 02-Jan-2010 (Feb. 9, 1938-Jan. 2, 2010) Age: 71 Residence: Wheat Ridge, CO. Warren Johnson graduated from Greeley High School in 1956. Survived by his wife, Kay; children Nancy and Bill; grandchildren Molly, Megan, Shane, Nicholas; a brother Kenneth (Diane); and his children, Chad, Jeff and Christa. Throughout his life, Warren worked in heavy construction and was in business for himself. He built, owned and operated an RV park in Wheat Ridge.
Jones, Jere L. 1957 HS ~ 03-Dec-2008 70, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at his Pinetop home. He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Douglas to the late Everett J. And Wilma (Howard) Jones and has lived in Arizona his entire life, moving to the White Mountains nearly 20 years ago. He worked in the insurance industry for many years and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Jere is survived by his children, Julie (Mike Mitchell) Jones of Eagar, Chris (Diane) Jones of Peoria, Dana (Oscar) Acosta of Glendale and David Jones of Anthem; grandchildren Lindsey, Jeremy, Carly, Jennifer, Alex, Megan, Jessica, Brian and Jocelyn; and his former wife, Vicki Jones of Phoenix. He was preceded in death by son Brian Jones in 1970 and his second wife Sharman Jones nearly five years ago. Private family services will be held, however, his family would like to acknowledge those who express their sympathies through thought and deed.
Jones, Joseph A. 1957 HS ~ 01-Jul-1975
Kingman, Dan C., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 01-May-1972
Knaebel, Jeffrey J. 1957 HS ~ 26-Jan-2011 died on Jan. 26, 2011, near Jaipur, India. Born in San Francisco in 1939, he attended Cornell University and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1963, with a degree in mining engineering. He came to Alaska in 1969, to work for the state of Alaska’s Division of Mines. That field season, he mapped the geology of the Wrangell Mountains on horseback. In 1970, he, along with four other professional men, started Resource Associates of Alaska, a mining exploration company. His time with RAA was dynamic and pivotal, both for the state and the people he worked with. RAA had a team of enthusiastic men and women who were fundamental in finding and developing Alaska’s natural resources. Jeff had a deep desire to help other people succeed. He was inspirational to and supportive of many of his partners and employees who had successful careers as engineers, architects, geologists, planners and pilots. He was known for his ability to imagine boundless possibilities, be it in a hillside or a person. After his days at RAA, he was instrumental in the creation and operation of several joint ventures and partnerships, including Alaska Placer Development, which had a successful placer gold operation at Livengood for many years. Passionate and idealistic, he embraced several significant causes. He volunteered at Hospice of the Tanana Valley as a caregiver and at the Immaculate Conception Church soup kitchen, served on the steering committee of the Spiritual Unity of the Tribes and flew as a pilot for Lighthawk. He loved Alaska both as a beautiful piece of the planet and as a state of personal expression and freedom. He flew his Cessna all over the state, to explore, to escape, to help and to show it to his children. Seeking answers to the questions of world peace and personal spiritual enlightenment, he moved to India in 1996. There, his altruism branched out to causes of Vipassana meditation, the Tibetan government in exile, environmental preservation and women’s literacy. In the later part of his life, he dedicated himself to following the path of Gandhi. In the fall of 2009, he led a 1,000-mile trek across northern India from Jaipur to Sarahan, inspiring villagers to return to the teachings of Gandhi and self-determination. A consummate list-maker, he was never without a piece of paper and a pencil. He had an amazing memory for places and people and an endless supply of stories to tell around the campfire. He was a pilot, mountaineer, geologist, humanitarian, father and friend. He is survived by his son, Zack Knaebel of Fairbanks; daughter, Hannah Knaebel of Washington; brother, Stephen P. Knaebel 1958 HS of New Mexico; and step-brother, Terry McNulty of Arizona.
Knight, Charles F., II 1957 HS ~ 26-Feb-2004
Levine, Ronald N. 1957 HS
Maidt, Albert D., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 12-Oct-2016 80, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 At Circle Of Life Hospice In Springdale. He Was Born September 29, 1936 In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Son Of Louamma Edwards Franklin And Albert D. Maidt.He Served In The Us Army. Albert Enjoyed Hunting, Shooting Guns, And Tinkering With Cars. The Most Important Thing In His Life Was His Family And Spending Quality Time With His Grandchildren.He Moved To The Northwest Arkansas Area In 1983 After Moving From Woodland Park, Colorado. He Was A Member Of The Rogers Gun Club For Many Years, And Was A Mason. He Was Preceded In Death By: His Parents And One Sister. Albert Is Survived By His Wife: Patricia P. Maidt, Whom He Married December 27, 1959, One Son: Albert “Buck” Maidt III And His Wife Inthasone Phoumivong, Of Rogers, One Daughter: Patricia Maidt Baggett, And Her Husband Barry, Of Rogers, And Three Grandchildren: Gwyneth Baggett, Willem Maidt, And Maxwell Maidt.A Celebration Of Life Will Be Held Sunday, October 23rd At 4pm At The Maidt’S Family Home. Al Was A Wonderful Man! He Never Met Someone He Didn’t Call Friend. He Would Give You The Shirt Off His Back And Drive All Night To Come Get You If You Needed Him To. He Would Support All Your Endeavors Like A Fanatic. He Would Tease You Til You Laughed Or Cried. If You Know Him, Please Drink A Martini Dirty With Olives And Onions In The Next Few Days To Honor His Life.
Maldonado, Jose E. 1957 HS ~ 28-Aug-2000
Marsh, William E., Jr. 1957 HS
Mays, Carl C., Jr. 1957 JC ~ 01-Dec-1986
McKillop, Gordon D. 1957 HS ~ 26-Jul-1998
McMillan, L. Dean 1957 JC
Miles, James Kenyon 1957 JC ~ 04-Jun-2004
Miller, Charles C. 1957 JC
Monaco, Michael Alexander 1957 HS ~ 11-Mar-2008
Montgomery, Andrew C. 1957 HS ~ 31-Dec-2012  Husband and father, passed away with his family around him on Monday, December 31, 2012 in Albuquerque. Born in Santa Fe, he was the son of Andrew K. and Ruth (both deceased) and brother to Seth D. and Nicholas H. (both deceased). He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and briefly enrolled at the University of New Mexico and the University of Oregon. In 1963, he joined the Peace Corps and served his volunteer duty in La Plata, Huila, Colombia where he met and married his wife, Rosa Emilia (nee Perez). Married for 47 years, they raised their four children: Ruth (Robert Dreyer), Andrea (Michael King), Susan (Joseph Collins), and Luis (Sarah Hunter) in Chicago, Illinois before retiring to Albuquerque in 1999. Andrew earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois – Chicago where he also worked as a professor and researcher in quantitative sociology. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the College of Nursing at the University. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Andrew is survived by his wife, children, and 14 grandchildren to whom he was lovingly known as “Yoyo.”
Moore, Richard I. 1957 HS ~ 21-Aug-2014 known to all as “Dick”, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home after a long illness. Dick was born on July 20, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to Samuel Ivan Moore and Florence Ravia Gottlieb. His parents moved back to Albuquerque in 1942. During his school years, he attended Monte Vista Elementary School, Wilson Jr. High School and Colorado Military Academy. Dick spent three years at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated in 1957. He served in the US Army for three years, seventeen months of which were in Korea. He graduated from UNM with a BA degree in Business Administration in 1966. After graduation, he was recruited by South Central Bell Telephone Co. for the Middle Management Development Program and moved to Shreveport, LA. In 1971, he was transferred to Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in Denver, CO. Dick was then recruited by Computer Consoles (CCI) in 1974 and moved to Rochester, NY. In 1984, he joined the Moscom Corporation, also in Rochester, NY as VP of New Market Planning. In 1986, he formed his own consulting firm, RM Corporate Consulting, and was active until his passing. With two partners, he co-founded two telecommunication companies, LSSI and STI, which were based in NJ. Dick was a member of the Masonic Lodge Mesa #68, was Treasurer of the Ballut Abyad Shrine of New Mexico, was an active alumni of the New Mexico Military Institute and of many other professional and community efforts. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and his children, Andrea Collins and husband Eric of Naperville, IL; grandchildren Charles and Alexandra; son, Richard Moore, and wife Stacy of Plymouth, MI. He is also survived by his brother, Jerrold, and wife Mari Anne Moore of Florida; sister, Barbara McMath, and husband Clint of Texas; and many other family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Ravia Moore of Albuquerque.
Morrison, Jr., Herbert G. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 22-Jun-2018 age 81, passed away on June 22, 2018. Herbert was born on December 10, 1936 to Marjorie and Herbert G. Morrison, Sr. 1930 JC. He graduated high school at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1955, junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1957, and college at the University of Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1960. Herbert was president and owner of Coastal Bend Rent-A-Car. He was proud to be a member of the Avis and Budget Licensee families. Herbert enjoyed serving in a variety of roles in numerous organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Incarnate Word Academy, Corpus Christi International Airport Advisory Board, Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, Texas State Aquarium, The King’s Men, and many more. Herbert will always be remembered first and foremost for his dedication, love, and unwavering devotion to Diana, his wife of 52 years. He was a loving father to his three children and cherished his eight grandchildren. Herbert was preceded in death by his father, Herbert G. Morrison, Sr. 1930 JC and mother, Marjorie C. Morrison. Herbert is survived by his loving wife: Diana Thomas Morrison, his brother: Ralph Waldo Morrison (Carlotta), his children: Diana Morrison Morgan (Michael), Herbert Godfrey Morrison, III (Sarah), and Victoria Morrison Anderson (Brad), and his grandchildren: Dincy, Cole, Quarter, Grace, Lillian, Clay, Rock, and Colton.
Morton, Patrick L. 1957 HS ~ 01-Nov-1977

Myrick, Jerry L. 1957 HS ~ 05-Jan-2011
Neeley, James C., Jr. 1957 JC
Northcott, Odis I. 1957 HS ~ 07-Oct-2004
Ortiz Y Davis, Frank, Jr. 1957 HS ~ 10-Jun-2007 68, of Kingman died Sunday, June 10, 2007, in Kingman. He was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Santa Fe, NM.
Pack, Howard A. 1957 JC ~ 23-Apr-1994
Parker, Billy D. 1957 JC ~ 31-Aug-2017  (June 12, 1937 August 31, 2017) Billy Dacus Parker died August 31, 2017 from Alzheimer’s. Billy was born June 12, 1937 in Hagerman, NM, to Dacus Burton and Willie Faye Parker. Billy grew up in Hagerman and graduated from there in 1955. He was very active in 4-H and FFA, also in basketball and track. In 1954 he won state in track. He loved to play keno. He loved taking his sons hunting and fishing. He joined the NAVY in 1956 and was stationed abroad the USS INTREPID. In 1958 he married Betty Sue Troublefield, also of Hagerman. By then he was stationed abroad the U.S.S INDEPENDENCE. When his service was completed, they moved back to Hagerman and he started farming. Their first son Michael was born in 1963 and Mark was born in 1966. Billy took college courses part time while farming and finally got his degree in 1971. He moved the family to Las Cruces and took a job at La Tuna Federal Prison in Anthony, TX. He retired from there after 20 years of service. Billy is survived by his wife Betty of 58 years, son Michael (Denise), son Mark (Arlene), grandchildren Alan, Ashley, Heather, Healey, and Kayla. He is also survived by one sister, Jeannie Gibson (Colorado Springs) two brothers, Bob Parker (Diane), Dolf Nation (Cynthia) also several nieces and nephews.
Parnell, COL William C., III, USA (Ret) 1957 JC ~ 26-Feb-2009 71, former resident of Oklahoma City, died February 26, 2009 in Spring, Texas following a brief illness. Born November 17, 1937 in Jackson, Michigan, he was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel William C. Parnell Jr. And Catherine Witt Parnell. Like his father, he was a 32nd degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite. Colonel Parnell married Jane Carolyn Alexander (nee Barrow) on October 4, 1957 in Cushing, Oklahoma. He attended Classen High School from 1951 to 1955. From there, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating from high school in 1955 and Junior College in 1957. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and his masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He also attended the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Colonel Parnell’s military career included an assignment in Korea and two in Vietnam. He served at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. as well as at CINC-Pac, Honolulu, Hawaii. While stationed in Germany, he served as Secretary of the General Staff/Assistant Chief of Staff for the United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, as well as Commandant of the NATO Training Center at Grafenwoehr. He commanded the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas and the Syracuse (NY) District Recruiting Command. During his distinguished career, Colonel Parnell was the recipient of numerous awards and medals, including 4 awards of the Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Stars, Meritorious Service Medal, 23 Air Medals, 1 Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2 Army Commendation Medals and 2 Purple Hearts. He also received several foreign awards, including Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Palm), 2 Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Gold Star) and the Grand Cross, Republic of Germany. He is survived by his loving daughters, Laura Hickok and husband Reg of Furlong, PA, Jennifer Frager and husband Greg of Lubbock, TX, Jaime Smith and husband Bryan of Overland Park, KS, his loving sister Patricia Frederick and brother-in-law Franklin P. Frederick of Evergreen, CO, six grandchildren, Matthew Hickok, Sean Hickok, Blake Frager, Jaxson Frager, Connor Robinson, Sidney Robinson nephew Kent Moore, IV, and niece Andrea Moore. Colonel Parnell was a true Patriot and a Great American.
Paul, W. Kenneth 1957 JC ~ 12-Nov-2013  Died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 after a short and unexpected battle with a malignant brain tumor. He was born November 1, 1936, in Louisville, KY, and moved to Albuquerque with his parents, John and Alba (Billie) Paul, in 1943. Ken attended Emanuel Lutheran School in Albuquerque as well as Trudell’s School in the legendary Huning Castle near Old Town Albuquerque. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and attended one year of college there. He earned a degree in business at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where he met his wife, the former Paula Griffith of Stegall, Texas. He did work toward a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico. Ken was employed by Sandia Laboratories for 40 years as a computer analyst and retired in 2001. He was instrumental in helping Sandia Laboratories make the computer transition to Y2K. He also worked at sites in Hawaii during his career. Among his loves were his wife, children, and grandchildren as well as his airplane, a Cessna Cardinal, N12095, his dog, Smokey, dancing with his wife, and his Alma Mater, New Mexico Military Institute. Paula and Ken enjoyed many vacations traveling in his plane, and Ken also enjoyed skiing and the occasional snorkeling trip. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Col. COL Timothy S. Paul, USA (Ret) 1982 HS-1984 JC and wife, Linda daughter, Kristen Paul Dennis and husband, Lt. Col Bryan Dennis his grandchildren, Lauren Dennis, Austin Dennis, Shelby Paul, Savannah Paul, Bailey Paul, and Tanner Paul all of Albuquerque.
Peters, Joe C. 1957 JC
Peticolas, James B. 1957 HS ~ 10-Dec-2010 was born May 16, 1939 went to heaven on December 10th, 2010. His grandparents were pioneer El Pasoans, Judge and Mrs. W.M. Peticolas and Mr. And Mrs. J. B. White. His parents Mrs. M. White Peticolas and the late Dr. John D. Peticolas. He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs, Rose Peticolas, daughter Betsy Peticolas, brother Davis Peticolas, 2 nephews and 1 niece. He was graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and also attended Texas Western College, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the Army for 2 yrs. He and his wife operated Petimor Truck Parts for 35 yrs. He was a truly Great American and great hunter. He was respected for his honesty and respect to all.
Posey, James F. 1957 JC ~ 29-Apr-2005
Pupich, George S. 1957 JC ~ 04-Dec-2017 

Reid, John M. 1957 JC ~ 22-Nov-2008  of Dexter passed away at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, on Nov. 22, 2008. The grandson of a pioneer eastern New Mexico family, John was born Feb. 6, 1935, on the family farm south of Dexter to John H. and Helen C. Reid. He attended Dexter schools and graduated with the Class of 1953. While in high school, he participated in all sports that were offered. His teammates elected him captain of the basketball team in 1952 and 1953. His team won the 1953 District Championship by defeating the Roswell High School Coyotes. He was elected president of his senior class and of the newly-organized Future Farmers of America chapter at Dexter. John was the first Dexter athlete to be named Greatest Demon. Following high school, John attended New Mexico Military Institute and was a graduate of the junior college. He received a Bachelor of Science from New Mexico A & M (now New Mexico State University). During this time, he was drafted into the Army and was stationed for most of his 28 months in the San Francisco Bay area. Mayor Reid began serving his community as a Little League Baseball volunteer in 1955 as a coach, umpire and grounds keeper. He and other Dexter alumni coached the league champion Dexter Dodgers. Mr. Reid was also involved in coaching Babe Ruth Baseball, leading the Dexter-Hagerman team to the league championship and then to the regional tournament, where they played with teams from cities such as New Orleans, Fayetteville, AR, Tulsa, OK, and Austin, TX. In 1966, John began his career as a social studies teacher and coach at Pueblo Junior High School in Roswell. The following year he came home to Dexter where he completed 29 1/2 years in the field of education before retirement. Coach Reid served as baseball, basketball and football coach, and activities director. During this time, he served on several committees for the New Mexico Activities Association. Coach Reid was selected district chairman for five years. In addition to his work in the schools, Coach Reid spent several summers working for crop spraying businesses. He eventually went into partnership with pilot Walt Liber as co-owner of Aerial Sprayers Inc., until he suffered a heart attack in 1979. Before retiring from the schools, John was elected mayor of the Town of Dexter in 1989, and was serving his fourth four-year term at the time of his death. Mayor Reid served on several boards and commissions in the past 20 years. He was elected chairman of the Southeastern NM. Economic Development District and president of the Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers board of directors. He was a board member of the Chaves County Development Foundation, a member of the ENMMC Advisory Board, the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Advisory Committee and the Roswell Corrections Center Prison Release Board. John was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dexter most of his life. He had been ordained as an elder of the church and served three four-year terms on the church session. He represented the Dexter church in the Presbytery of Sierra Blanca. He was a member of the Republican Party of Chaves County and the Republican National Committee. John was a charter member of Character Counts! Of Chaves County, serving on the board since its inception and also as its chairman. He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Reid was married to the former Margaret Mehlhop in January 1967. The couple raised three children, John Thomas Reid, of Dexter, Merritt McLaurin and his wife, Louise, of Hot Springs, VA, and Ginger, husband, David Kemp, of Austin. He also had one grandson, Justin Sims and wife, Ashley, of Buda, Texas; two granddaughters, Savannah and Alison McLaurin of Hot Springs; and one great-granddaughter, Kimberly Sims of Buda. John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Reid. He is survived by brothers, COL Robert C. “Bud” Reid, USA (Ret) 1953 JC-1955 SC of Bethesda, MD, and Clifford Reid of Portola Valley, CA; and sister-in-law, Olivia Reid, of Dexter. If something was going on in Dexter, you would likely have found Mayor Reid there. He may have been running the clock during a girls’ volleyball game, announcing at a varsity football game or keeping the book for a high school baseball game. You might have found him judging the Cub Scout pinewood derby, speaking to the new inductees of the National Honor Society or telling a junior high school New Mexico history class what Dexter was like when he was a boy.
Richardson, James K., Jr. 1957 HS ~ 05-Nov-2008 community leader and well-loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away Nov. 5, 2008 due to complications of cancer. He was 69. Jim graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1958 and was affiliated with the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Subsequently, he served his country in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Munich, Germany. He had proudly attained status as Army Airborne, Ranger qualified. Following his service, Jim earned a graduate degree from the Thunderbird School of International Management in Phoenix, AZ and, later, a diploma from the Harvard Business School. Jim helped to build Nor-Lake Inc., Hudson, WI, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment. He served in a variety of positions, ultimately as Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Jim retired to Cincinnati where he continued to be active in church and community. He enjoyed life to the fullest. An avid wood turner and photographer, Jim was also an expert skier and a pilot. Still his greatest pleasure was the company of others. There was nothing he liked better than sharing conversation over a meal, or telling a story to the grandchild who had climbed into his lap. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; son, Andy Richardson; daughter, Amy Timberlake; step-son, Trey Martin; step-daughter, Ani Dunn; brother, George L. Richardson 1960 HS.
Robbins, Charles G. 1957 HS
Robinson, Artie C. 1957 HS ~ 01-Dec-1992
Rodden, Jack J. 1957 JC ~ 06-Dec-2016 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Born and raised in Roswell, he attended Roswell High School and NMMI. Following his 2 years at NMMI, he attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor degree in International Affairs. Following his father’s death in 1963, he and his mother continued to operate Rodden’s Photography which was started in Roswell in 1918 by his grandparents. In 1967, he married Mary Vick, and in 1968 they moved to Dallas where he worked as a photographer for Gittings Neiman Marcus. He returned to Roswell in 1971 to reopen Rodden’s Photography which he successfully operated until his retirement in 2012. He was a respected member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. Even though he retired, his picture taking days never ended. UFO Country, a book he recently published, contains a wide variety of his pictures of southeastern New Mexico. Jack had a wide range of cultured interested including music, art, literature, and history. He was a self-proclaimed “Jack of all trades, master of none”. He researched and learned how to do anything he needed to do. Jack was a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Roswell with a perfect attendance record and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a Master Mason and member of the Roswell Masonic Lodge. Jack served as a board member for the International UFO Museum and Research Center and spent many hours at the center supporting the administration and staff and promoting the museum. But most importantly, Jack loved the Lord. He shared his passion for Jesus with all those he knew. Jack truly lived Proverbs 22:6. He instilled this love and passion in his children, and his faith legacy continues through his grandchildren. Jack is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Jack Rodden. He is survived by his mother, Lois Esther Avery Rodden of Farwell, TX; wife of 49 years, Mary Vick Rodden; children Alison and her husband Curtis Fischer and children Heidi, Jennifer, and Jonathan of Grand Prairie, TX; Alisa and her husband Bruce Vandevender and children Leanne and Ryan of Las Cruces, NM; Paul Raymond Rodden and his wife Mary and son McCollum (Mac) of The Woodlands, TX. Other survivors include his sisters Nancy and her husband Richard McKinney, Susan and her husband Dale Moorman, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rose, Dr. Claude H., Jr. 1955 HS-1957 JC ~ 19-Sep-2011 Claude Howard Rose, Jr., known as “Pudge” by his friends, age 74 of Throckmorton, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. His untimely death followed a very brief illness due to newly diagnosed cancer. He was born on February 21, 1937 in Lubbock, Texas to Claude Howard Rose, Sr., and Myrtle Evelyn (Gibbs) Rose. He was a second great grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, Richard Rose, 1759-1842, and a fourth great grandson of German immigrant, Nicholas Johannan Gibbs, 1733-1817. Raised most of his life in Farwell, Texas, Pudge went on to attend New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) his junior year of high school where he graduated with honors in 1955. Following high school he attended the junior college at NMMI, graduating as salutatorian in 1957. At the completion of his time at NMMI, Pudge held the rank of Adjutant and Major on the Regimental Staff (second in command). His higher learning included training at NMMI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Oklahoma (OU), Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy (SWOSU), and Texas Tech University. He held a combined Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics from OU, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from SWOSU, and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech. Pudge was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He trained at numerous bases including Fort Sill, Fort Hood, Fort Benning and Fort Bliss before being stationed as a field artillery officer (battery commander and recon) in Ansbach, West Germany. At the time of his honorable discharge, Pudge held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He owned or worked in pharmacies in Lubbock, Texas (Rose Drug), Farwell, Texas (Rose Drug), Clovis, New Mexico (Walgreen’s), Muleshoe, Texas (Muleshoe Hospital), Throckmorton, Texas (Rose Drug) and Abilene, Texas (Hendrick Medical Center). At Hendrick Medical Center Pudge served as an instructor for pharmacists and students from the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy in Abilene. At work he was a friend to all and well respected. There was a seemingly endless trail of Hendrick employees visiting him in the hospital literally to his very last breath. He was honored to have some many great friends. Pudge was also very active in the community youth programs in all of the towns in which he lived. He served in various Scout Committee positions and as Scoutmaster for both of his sons. He received the all-around leadership award at NMMI, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity lifetime member, Scoutmaster Training Award, Brotherhood membership in the Order of the Arrow (Kwahadi Lodge 78), two-time Citizen of the Year in Throckmorton, Community Builder Award in Throckmorton and numerous other military, professional, and civic awards. Just as he liked to work hard, he loved to play hard. Pudge was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to teach his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish, not only as recreation, but as a life skill. True to his Texas roots, Pudge was a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan. The last Cowboy game that he watched was on September 18, 2011, in which they won in overtime. He also loved to follow and report on the Throckmorton teams and band. He always wanted a big family. This was largely a consequence of having been raised as an only child. He had three children from his first marriage and inherited two more when he married Karla Joy (Lucero) Cooke in 1996. These five children have provided Pudge and Karla with a total of eleven grandchildren so far. Karla brought so much to his life and he loved her dearly. It took many years, but Pudge finally got his big family. Pudge was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one daughter, Teresa Gail Rose and one granddaughter, Rebekah Gayle Rose. He is survived by his wife, Karla Rose of Throckmorton; four children, Dr. John Rose and wife, Linda of Seymour, Charles Rose and wife, Donna of Seymour, Derrick Cooke and wife, Cyndi of Granbury and Dr. Shanon Cooke-Click and husband, Jacob of Dallas; eleven grandchildren, Michael John Rose of Kobi, Ajara, Georgia, Matthew David Rose of Wichita Falls, Meaghan Alyssa Rose of Seymour, Melissa Katelyn Rose of Seymour, Jesika Lashea Davis of Albany, Taylor Nicole Davis of Albany, Ashley Taylor Cooke of Granbury, Shanon Aleesha Cooke of Granbury, Landon Degory Cooke of Granbury, Grant David Cooke of Humble and Maddux Wayne Click of Dallas; and his mother-in-law, Luciana Lucero of Throckmorton. Pudge was held by family and friends and received the Lutheran Service for the Dying as he passed ito the next life. Those present provided tears and laughter as they prayed, told his stories, shared their love for him and finally told him that it was okay to let go to meet Jesus, his friends and family who passed before him. God provided a perfectly timed, comforting and beautiful sunset shining through the doorway during the service. One might wonder why the life of such a wonderful and generous man would come to such an abrupt ending. We must remember that God is a very wise farmer and knows how to pick his fruit when it is at the peak of ripeness. Surely Pudge was at his peak when he passed. If true wealth is measured by the love of his friends and family, respect of his colleagues, strength of his faith and the legacy that he leaves behind, he was the richest man in the world. Let us remember him well and share his stories. In doing so he lives forever in our hearts.
Roy, William M. 1957 HS ~ 01-Feb-1967
Santell, Evan A. 1957 HS ~ 23-Jul-2003
Selman, Carl D. 1957 JC
Shaffer, David P. 1957 HS
Shaw, Donald R. 1957
Short, Judge William A. 1956 HS-1957 JC ~ 29-Nov-2018 Judge William A. II Short, passed away on November 29, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ethel Short and daughter, Kelly D. Short. He

is survived by his wife, Lynn M. Short, daughters, Cynthia June Short and Karen Lynn Short; grandchildren: Celena (Aaron), Christina (Robert), and Brett (Zach), and grandson, Dillon; and great-grandchildren Job, Maven and Kevin. He has a sister, Ernestine Kipp. Bill grew up in Lordsburg, NM, and graduated high school from the New Mexico Military Institute. He attended various universities, graduating from UNM School of Law in 1968. He was a businessman, rancher and rodeo cowboy. He also played cowboy polo. He was appointed as a judge in 1975. He met Lynn that year and they were married in 1978, and lived in Albuquerque for many years before moving to El Vado Lake. Bill did many things in his life and after being a lawyer for 50 years and a judge for 16 of them, he was still a cowboy at heart.
Simmons, Keith J. 1957 HS ~ 15-Jun-1990
Smith, Cloid H. 1954 HS-1957 JC ~ 25-Apr-2015 age 79, passed away Saturday April 25, 2015. Born in Iowa, April 1936, he was adopted shortly thereafter by Howard Cloid Smith and Marion deForest Smith of Sioux City, Iowa. He came, with his mother and sister, to Tucson, AZ in 1940 where he spent most of his childhood. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, he attended the University of Arizona where he met his future wife, Margaret. The family moved to Phoenix in 1963 where he became Director of Consumer Loan Division, Valley National Bank and retired in December 1992 as Vice President of Direct Loans, Valley National Bank. An avid fisherman and hunter, he also pursued his main interest by becoming a professional Golfsmith working for his friends and customers for many years. Throughout his life he never lost his cheerful smile and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Margaret, son Dion with wife Anita, daughters Lori with husband John, and Lisa; five grandchildren: Rikki, Kyle, Daniel, Samuel, and Emily and three great grandchildren: Cassandra, Calysta, and Samuel Chance; Sister Peggy and niece Heidi; and a multitude of friends.
Stevens, Gary D. 1957 HS
Stoker, John K. 1957 HS ~ 01-Dec-1967
Tomerlin, Jr., Alton C. 1957 HS ~ 30-Oct-2017 was born January 8, 1937 in San Angelo, TX, and went to be with his Heavenly Father October 30, 2017. Cary graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, and served in the US Army. Cary had a strong work ethic and showcased that throughout his various jobs. This included being a Co-Owner of C&M Fuels (Butane Company), working for TH McCann delivering propane to drilling rigs, owning a Texaco Service Station, and finally opening up his own propane company, with his wife in 1971, which earned him the title “King of Propane”. Concho Propane, his legacy, is still going strong at almost 50 years. Cary seemed like a hard man, but he had a huge heart, and was always providing for others. Some of the joys of his life were taking his two sons and wife motocross racing throughout Texas. He loved fast cars and would put anything with an engine on propane. Cary was preceded in death by his parents Togo and Lessie Mae. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 57 years; his children, Toot Tomerlin, and wife Debbie of San Angelo, Tommy Tomerlin and wife Sheila, of Streetman, his four grandchildren, Erika and Kevin Weidner, Brittany and Steven Stober, Tyler Tomerlin of San Angelo, and Trent Tomerlin of Dallas, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Trammell, Thomas S. 1957 HS
Treat, Anthony E. 1957 HS ~ 10-Jan-2013 October 16, 1938 – January 10, 2013 Ballard Funeral Home 910 South Main Roswell, NM 88203 Map to Funeral Home New Mexico Military Institute Foundation 101 W. College Blvd. Roswell, NM 88201 Tony Treat passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at La Villa Assisted Living, he was 74 years old. Tony was born October 16, 1938 to Bill and Ramona Treat both preceded him in death. Tony graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1957 and later from New Mexico State University in 1962 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. While at NMSU, Tony met his wife Joyce Maag, who preceded him in death October of 1999. Tony is survived by his brother, Jay Treat and wife Beverly of Odessa, Texas; son, Bernarr Treat and wife Dyanna, of Roswell and daughter, Toni Lynn Bourdon of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren Brianna and Haley Bourdon and Spencer and Collin Treat. Dear to him also were his cousins, Mona Rey Moiso of Beaverton, OR and Sally Treat McKay of Roswell. Tony was a fourth generation rancher in Chaves and Lincoln counties. Tony was known by fellow ranchers as a top producer of Debouillet sheep and wool. He won many awards for his wool across the US and an international award in Australia. Tony was also named Sheepman of the Year in 2007. Very special friends were his ranching neighbors; the Skeen, Goodrum and Joyce families. Tony was a partner in the Twin Butte Sheep Co. with Ed & James Goodrum. From 1982 to 1994 Tony and longtime friend Bob Naylor were partners in Roswell Wool and Mohair. Tony was a member of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, NM Wool Growers (past president), served two terms on the NM Livestock Board, Chaves County Soil and Water Conservation District and on the Board of First National/United NM Bank. A special and heart felt thank you goes to Julie and Mike Adams, Meredith Murphy and all the caregivers with La Villa Assisted Living and Vista Care. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in Tony Treat’s name to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation; 101 W. College Blvd, Roswell, NM 88201 or memorial fund of your choice”
Tucker, James B. 1957 HS ~ 28-Nov-2010 of Hulett, WY, passed away following a brief illness November 28, 2010 in Sundance, WY. James was born in Ardmore, OK, on April 22, 1939 to Vic and Robbie Lee Tucker. He spent his early years growing up on his grandfather’s ranch in Oklahoma and later returned there to learn the cattle and oil business. He was a graduate of NMMI and attended Fort Lewis College and Colorado State University. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He worked as a resident engineer for several major construction companies both in the U.S. and abroad. He married his wife, Laurie, on May 28, 1994 in Drake, CO, and they lived in Fort Collins and Cheyenne, WY, before retiring to Hulett, WY. He had a life long love for knowledge and truly was a student of history, religion, politics, and intensely studied law for the past 25 years. He enjoyed being a grandpa and the simple sounds of his grandchildren’s laughter always brought a smile to his face and warmed his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Tucker. He is survived by his wife, Laurie of Hulett, WY,; a son, Adam, step-daughter Jennell Webster and her husband Michael of Cheyenne, WY,; granddaughters, Lauren and Kailey Acklin of Cheyenne, Wyo., Sydney Webster and grandson Michael Webster of Fairview, MT; his sister, Yvonne Mount of San Antonio, TX,; several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
Ward, J. Duncan 1957 JC
Warren, Richard, Jr. 1957 HS ~ 24-Apr-1992
Wilkes, Patrick W. 1957 HS
Wilson, LTC Howard H., USA (Ret) 1957 JC ~ 17-Oct-1991
Wrenn, Andrew E. 1957 HS ~ 06-May-2001


Alig, Clement G. “Jerry” 1956 JC ~ 26-Feb-2019 , age 83, of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, passed away on February 26, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He was born Clement Gerald Alig on February 9, 1936, in the middle of a blizzard on a farm in Marshall Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa, to Clement George and Ethel Teresa (White) Alig. Raised on the farm, he attended Sacred Heart School in nearby Pocahontas. For two years he attended and played basketball at the New Mexico Military Institute, and then matriculated to Loras College in Dubuque, IA, graduating with a BA degree. He went on to earn a MA degree in Business Statistics from the University of Iowa, and then taught for one year at St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA. In 1962, he began a 30-year career with General Motors in Detroit, working in the areas of sales, marketing, operations research, forecasting, strategic planning, economics, and information systems. After retiring from GM, he worked for the marketing research firm Allison-Fisher for more than eight years. Jerry was married to Mary Frances (Shimon) Alig for 32 years. Together they raised six children. A proponent of Catholic education, Jerry was proud to be a co-founder of the Bishop Foley Venture Fund, an endowment for Bishop Foley Catholic High School. Jerry was a member of St. Owen Catholic Church. In his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with his special friend, Phyllis Gara. An avid golfer, Jerry achieved a hole-in-one in 2006. In the year 2017 at the age of 81, Jerry played exactly 2500 holes of golf. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Verge Peterson White Alig, sister Karen Ann Alig, step-brother Richard White, and special friend Phyllis Gara. He is survived by his six children: Karen (Phil) Engelauf, Houston, TX; Kay, Irving, TX; Thomas (Julie), Saline, MI; David (Jon Adams), Palm Springs, CA; Susan (John) Raymont, Avon, OH; and Joanne Alig (David Olson), Mequon, WI; five granddaughters: Katie Engelauf, Elizabeth Alig, Lydia Alig, Elaina Alig, and Carolina Raymont; sister Jean (Dale) Anderson, step-brother Jay (Bobbi) White, step-sisters Margaret (Clarence) Groff and Kathy (Jack) Smith, and step-sister-in-law Linda White. 
Arbaney, Elmer E. 1956 JC ~ 22-May-2006
Averch, Stanley R. 1956 HS ~ 01-Sep-2014 Husband of Phyllis Averch; Father of Patti (William) Sandler Douglas (Julie) Averch & Craig (Mirelle) Averch; Brother of Verner (Linda) Averch & Steven Averch; Grandfather of Amy (Ben) Kovler, Jonathan (Erin) Marsico, Molly Sandler, Rachel (Joseph) Akosah, David Averch, Jamie & Alec Averch; Great-Grandfather of five.

Bailey, LaMarr C., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 23-Jan-2007
Baker, Gerald L. 1956 JC ~ 25-Dec-2011
Baker, Kent R. 1956 JC
Baldwin, Robert E. 1956 HS ~ 10-Mar-2001 died March 17, 2001 at age 73. Predeceased by his granddaughter, Samantha Baldwin. Survived by his wife, Erma; children, Yvonne (Scott) Horton, David (Jacqueline) Baldwin; grandchildren, Sarah, Robert, Katie, Jamie & Evan; sister, Beulah (Leonard) Holst; brother, Chalmers Baldwin; several nieces and nephews. Robert was a retiree of the Piano Works after 19 years and the Eastman School of Music after 23 years.
Barnes, George W., IV 1956 HS ~ 05-Jun-2007 was born on May 17, 1938 in Oklahoma City and passed away on June 5, 2007. George attended Nichols Hills Grade School, Casady School, was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, and had a degree from the Babson School of Business and the College of Emporia. George also served in the US Air Force Reserve. He started as a stockbroker with Harris Upham, then went to manage Kohlmeyer & Co., and was presently an independent broker. He was also an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange and a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade. George was one of the original Hockey Hounds, was a former board member of Junior Achievement, and served seven years on the Teachers Retirement Board. He served as a Chairman for Bishop McGuiness High School Campaign for Excellence. While residing in the Edgemere neighborhood, he was greatly involved in establishing Edgemere’s historical preservation designation along with preserving and restoring Edgemere School. In his recent years, his passion and continued interest was with wildcare, a wild life rescue and release facility in Noble, OK. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his daughter, Kelley Barnes of Sante Fe, New Mexico. George is preceded in death by his father, George W. Barnes, III and mother, Mary Harrell Barnes.
Bartow, Gordon W., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 25-Jan-2016 Gordy, 79, of Rancho Santa Fe passed away on January 25, 2016, in Rancho Santa Fe, California.He was born in Glendale, California, to Gordon Wesley Bartow Sr. and Jeanne Turner Bartow. He went to Brown Military Academy in Pacific Beach and Glendale High School. He attended college at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.Gordy was the Corporate President of G.W. Bartow, Inc., the Southern California distributor for Zimmer, Bristol Meyers Squibb orthopedic division for 38 years and retired in 1997. He was a Founding Member of Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, Founder of Rancho Days and Parade, an original member of the Senior Soccer League, and served on the Open Space Committee, San Dieguito River Valley Committee, San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club 1968-1971, Historical Society President, Advisory Board of the Rancho Santa Fe National Bank, Boy Scout Leader, and Soccer and Little League Coach. He was a member of Rancheros Visitadores since 1994 and a member of The Rancho Santa Fe Village Church and High Ground Bible Study group.Gordon is survived by his wife, Susan I. Bartow of Rancho Santa Fe; children, Gordon “Wes” Bartow, Brett Dester Bartow and Michelle Lorraine Storm; brother, Keith Sterling Bartow; grandchildren, Haleigh Annette Bartow, Maile Irene Bartow, Abigail Kathleen Bartow, Holly Suzanne Bartow, Kaydence Terri Storm and Rilynn Brett Storm; nieces, Lisa Jeanne Kody and Cheri Bartow Jorgenson; nephew, Keith Sterling Bartow Jr.; and cousin, Lynda Ann Billington. He is predeceased by his parents, Gordon Wesley Bartow Sr. and Jeanne Turner Bartow.
Binford, William W., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 26-Sep-1997
Breitweiser, Stanley M. 1956 JC ~ 07-Jun-2011 Dec. 11, 1935 – Jun. 7, 2011 Stanley M. Breitweiser, 75, of Venice died Jun. 7, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Stanley; one sister, Julie Wolfe and two grandchildren.
Brillhart, Donald W. 1956 HS ~ 28-Nov-1999
Brown, Loren M. Jr. 1954 HS-1956 JC
Brown, Marshall G. 1956 HS
Burhans, Dr. Arthur D. 1956 JC
Burr, Daniel W. 1956 JC ~ 21-Jun-2012 77, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, died during the late evening hours of Thursday, June 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Juxi Burr; four children, Randall, Andrew and wife Kami, Erik and Sonya; and four grandchildren, Nicholas, Kali, Aleksander and Baylor. Mr. Burr was born and raised in Albuquerque, graduated from Highland High School in 1953, and attended the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. We are thankful that he is now at peace with the Lord following a three year battle with colon cancer. We will miss him greatly.
Campbell, Samuel L. 1956 JC ~ 22-Aug-2006 Entered into rest on August 22, 2006. He was born on December 23rd, 1936 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Wallace C. Campbell and Delma Marie Campbell. Sam was a graduate of Hobbs High School. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated with a junior college degree. He later received a Bachelor of Arts in Science and Engineering degree from New Mexico State University in 1959. Upon graduation Sam moved to Southern California and worked for Lockheed as an engineer. In April of 1960, he fulfilled his Army obligation which took him to Korea and then to White Sands, New Mexico. He was relieved from active duty as a First Lieutenant with an Honorable Discharge in April of 1963. Sam worked for Atlantic Missile Research in California where he met his wife Judy Roberts. They were married in 1964 and started a family in Newport Beach, California. He was involved in the general planning and construction of South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. In 1974, Sam acquired his real estate license and worked for Wesley N. Taylor Real Estate Company. In 1979 his family relocated to Spokane, Washington and lived in the Ponderosa. Sam worked for James S. Black & Company from 1979 to 1982. In 1982 Sam established The Campbell Company specializing in commercial and industrial real estate. During this time Sam was involved in many business organizations such as the Spokane Valley Business Association and the National Federation of Industrial Business. In 1984 he joined the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. For many years he was a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club where he served as president from 1989-1990. In 1988, he served as president of the Spokane Traders Club and was named Commercial Broker of the Year in 1999. He began playing the Dobro Guitar and resumed his passion for music in 1999. He was a member of the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association. He loved to attend bluegrass festivals and pasture pickin’s which took him all over the Pacific Northwest. He played in a Bluegrass group called Musicians Anonymous. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rebecca Hawkins and stepbrother Robert Campbell. He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Campbell Strauss and Kyleen Campbell, grandchildren Madison Strauss, Campbell Strauss, Nichols Smith and Samantha Smith and fiance Toodie Gregory. 
 Campredon, Phillip A., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 13-Sep-2000 age 64, of Reynoldsburg, went home to the Lord for perfect healing on September 13, 2000 at O.S.U. Medical Center. Vietnam War Veteran. Employed at D.S.C.C. and retired from U.S. Army Reserve 83rd ARCOM, Columbus. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pickerington and various organizations including Columbus Koininia and A.S.Q.C.-Columbus Chapter. Graduated with a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University with his Under-graduate degrees from New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. Survived by loving wife of 39 years, Avon; daughters, Paula (Doug) Snyder, Hilliard, Patricia Campredon, Dublin; son, Phillip A. (Tara) Campredon III, Westerville; 2 grandchildren, Christian Snyder and Cameron Snyder; step-sisters, Joyce (John) Brolley, Los Alamos, New Mexico and Lynn (Claude) Henderson, Denver, CO; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Preceded in death by parents Phillip A. Sr., and Alice Campredon, step-sister Lee Fellinger and granddaughter Paige Campredon.
Carr, Sammie T. 1956 JC
Cathey, Charles E. 1956 HS ~ 28-Feb-1996
Chambers, Dr. William M. 1956 JC ~ 01-Jul-2014
Chang, T. Irving 1956 HS ~ 01-Apr-2010
, 70, of Honolulu, died April 1, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Graduate of Iolani School, Columbia University and Michigan Law School. Survived by wife, Joselyn; sons, Timothy and Jonathan; daughters, Allison and Dr. Kimberly; sister, En Harriet; three grandchildren.

Christie, William R. 1956 HS ~ 01-Jan-1988
Coll, Jon Fielding 1956 HS ~ 17-Feb-2017 of Roswell passed away Friday morning February 17, 2017 at his home following a lengthy battle with Cancer. He was 79. Jon was the 4th son born to Max W. Coll and Lillian Hinkle Coll on December 3, 1937 in Roswell. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1956 and graduated with a BS Degree from Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa in 1960. He completed his MS Degree from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1961. Jon was employed as a stockbroker for 43 years and retired from Merrill Lynch in 2011. He was also a partner in Coll Brothers Oil since 1964. He loved the great outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, played golf and loved watching baseball. Jon was active in many community group and organizations throughout his life, often serving in leadership capacities. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and 2 of his brothers: Max W. Coll II 1952 JC and COL James N. Coll, USAR (Ret) 1955 HS . He is survived by his wife Theresa Marak Coll of the home and his brother Charles H. Coll 1955 HS and wife Linda of Roswell. Jon had 7 children, all surviving. Chris Coll of Lafayette, CA, Rick Coll of Roswell, Kimberly Coll Blanton of Noble, OK, Kenneth Coll of Sherman Oaks, CA, Jon Coll II of San Antonio, TX, Michael Coll of Phoenix, AZ and Bradley Collett of Minneapolis, MN. He has 18 grandchildren and 6 great grands.
Cox, LTC Sammy T., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 16-Mar-2008  72, of Louisville, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at his home. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served two tours of duty in Vietnam, a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and was a former ROTC teacher at Eastern High School and a member of Middletown Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Cox; his sister, Marilyn McCall; his sister-in-law, Barbara Bird; and nieces and nephews.
Cresto, Frank J., Jr. 1956 HS
Crosby, Robert A., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 26-Jul-2006 ., age 69, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Crosby was born December 16, 1936 in Roswell, New Mexico to Robert A. and Thelma Jones Crosby. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and Oklahoma State University. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy where he served on the USS Saratoga. He was employed as a gemologist for many years. Mr. Crosby was a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Belton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Crosby on October 31, 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Holly Crosby of Grove, Oklahoma and one sister, Roberta Burkstaller of Roswell, New Mexico.
Daniels, Harold D. 1956 HS ~ 17-Feb-2019 age 82, a resident of Wagon Mound, N.M., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at Colfax General Long-Term Care in Springer, NM. Harold was born to Darwin Daniels and Lucile (Anderson) Daniels on Oct. 30, 1936, in Wagon Mound. He graduated from Wagon Mound Schools. Harold and Irene were married on Sept. 30, 1954. They moved to Kansas, where they built and operated a commercial cattle feed yard for 20 years. They then returned to New Mexico where Harold was a self-employed rancher and owned a permitted landfill. Harold was a member of Masonic Lodge, Chapter #4 and a member of New Mexico Cattle Growers. He was a very intelligent, generous man who loved his family dearly. Harold was preceded in death by his parents Darwin and Lucile Daniels, daughter Rowena Daniels and brother Earl Daniels. Harold is survived by his wife, of the family home, Irene Daniels; daughters Arlene Daniels of Wagon Mound and Gail Parker (Robert) of Thomas, Okla.; son Troy Daniels (Lori) of Wagon Mound; grandchildren Trisha Wald (Nick) of Weatherford, Okla.; Jessica Lattimore (Vern) of Ulysses, KS; Cody Parker (Ashlea) Weatherford; Colleen Croy (John) of Friona, Texas; Jared Daniels (Marissa) of Las Cruces, NM; Trey Daniels of Wagon Mound; and Sarah Daniels of Crowell, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Lee Daniels of Albuquerque, and nieces and nephew; and many friends.

David, Charles Dorman 1956 HS ~ 30-Sep-2013 75, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. He was born on October 27, 1937. Dorman graduated from Lamar High School, attended The University of Texas and was a boxing heavy-weight representative in the US Army. He is an artist and native Houstonian. Dorman has been written about in the Texas Monthly ( he was also featured in The New York Times ( and many books such as “Eye Witness to Alamo”. Dorman was always ready for adventure. With a machete in his four wheel drive truck and a camera around his neck. He loved hunting for treasures and artifacts around Houston from antiques to beautiful views on the gulf coast. He always brought paper and something to draw with to a party and his eyes lit up when he explains the history of any treasure he has found. Dorman is filled with excitement and knowledge and his artwork reflects the love he has for life and people. He is preceded in death by his father Henry David, mother Grace McMillan David and sister Diane David. He is survived by his children: daughter Cadence Green and husband David Green; Gray Geiselman and wife Alison Geiselman; Michelle Hall and husband Alan Hall; Thaddeus David, Mac David and grandchildren: Channing, Ireland, Alexander, Bailey, Jonah, Gray, Penn and Ashley.
Davis, Charles W. 1956 HS ~ 28-Jun-2005, 67, an Air Force veteran and retired department manager at Sears, died of emphysema June 28 at a local hospital. His memorial service is 11 a.m. July 27 at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O’Connor Funeral Home. Survivors include sisters Marilyn Jones of Fairfax, VA, and Marjorie Barnes of Aurora, CO, and a brother, John B. Davis of Great Falls. Additional survivors include numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Rex and Susan Rambo and family. Charles was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Great Falls, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., in 1956, then attended the Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. He joined the Air Force in 1960, and served until 1964. He worked with C.R. Anthony, Co. from 1957 to 1967, then went to work for Sears from 1967 until 1989, when he retired. Charles was actively involved in Rotary, served on the board of directors for REACH for Adult Literacy and also spent numerous hours volunteering with REACH. He received the JC Penny “Golden Rule Award” in 2000, and was also involved in TEG (Tobacco Education Groups), speaking to high school youth on the dangers of smoking. He enjoyed spending time with his friends going to coffee clutches.
Davis, Juan O. 1956 SC
DeFord, James L. 1956 HS
Dow, Arthur T. 1956 SC ~ 19-May-1976
Durkovich, Michael A. 1956 HS ~ 29-Jan-2004
Eastham, Carmel J., Jr. 1956 SC ~ 27-Oct-2012 77, went home to the Lord Oct. 27, 2012, at Wilshire Place in Lubbock. Carmel was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Clovis, NM, to Carmel J. Eastham, Sr. 1924 HS and Helen (Highfill) Eastham. He attended schools in Clovis and graduated valedictorian of his class at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Carmel met his bride to be, Lucy Whitehurst, at a dance at NMMI. They were married June 5, 1955. After graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a captain. After his military service, they came to Dougherty, where he managed a grain elevator and a feed lot and began a lifetime friendship and business association with Wayne Rainwater. He was a highly respected and loved member of the community where he proudly raised his family. He farmed in the Dougherty and Lakeview area, where he retired in 1997, to provide care for Lucy until her death in 1998. He found great companionship again with Glenna Smith after the death of their respective spouses. Carmel and Glenna shared several years together until Mrs. Smith’s death in 2009. He was a loving husband, father, and devoted granddad who respected and cared deeply for the land that supported his livelihood. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Floydada, and was a member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. Carmel is survived by his son, Martin and wife Machelle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and two daughters, Sara and her husband Roger Coursey, and Jodie and husband Jerry McGuire, both of Floydada. Also surviving are his five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one brother, Mike and wife Irene Eastham of Temple, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, and one brother, Harry.
Evrage, Jerry W. 1956 JC ~ 17-Dec-2007 73, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at his home in Hobbs, NM. He was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Carlsbad, NM. Jerry attended New Mexico Military Institute and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from North Texas State in Denton, Texas. He had been a resident of Hobbs, NM, for more than 30 years. Jerry was a member of the Masonic Lodge approximately 50 years. He was also active in the Hobbs Bass Club. Mr. Evrage was a Methodist. Survivors include three daughters, Deb Chase of Artesia, NM, Donna Murrill of Hobbs, NM, and Deena Cabot of Bayfield, CO; six grandchildren, Chance Chase of Orlando, FL, Tiffany Murrill of Lovington, NM, Kendra Murrill of Dallas, Texas, Kali Murrill of Dallas, Texas, Jerid Cabot of Durango, CO, and Cassidy Cabot of Bayfield, CO; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Ray Evrage 1958 HS of Pinon, NM. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Faye Evrage of Carlsbad, NM.
Fachinger, George J. 1956 JC ~ 26-Jan-2010
Fitch, William H., III 1956 JC ~ 10-Sep-2010
Floyd, Jay Eugene 1956 JC ~ 27-Feb-2011 of Midland passed away February 27, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born March 11, 1936 to Clay Mclane Floyd and Laura Maxine Tom Floyd in Midland. Gene, a third generation Midlander, and grandson of B.W. Floyd and Mabel Hill Floyd and G.W. Tom and Irene Flanagan Tom, pioneer Midland and Martin County ranchers, graduated from high school and Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute and received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree from Texas Christian University in 1958. Upon graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the army. He was discharged with the rank of Captain upon completing his active duty and reserve military obligation. Gene worked for Continental Oil Company for ten years, resigning in 1969 as Division Landman in Continental’s Denver office. He then worked for Adobe Oil Company as manager of its land department until 1971 when he and Joel R. Miller formed the petroleum partnership of Miller & Floyd that endured until 1991 when it dissolved so the partners could enjoy semi-retirement. Gene, a Certified Professional Landman, was General Partner of Floyd Energy, Ltd., and manager of R.R. Herrell Properties, Ltd., both family partnerships, at the time of his death. Gene was an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a long time member of the American and Permian Basin Association of Petroleum Landmen, a former member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a past president of the Midland High School Bulldog Football Booster Club, a past president of Midland Country Club, and a Racquet Club Board Member. In addition, Gene, a descendant of both paternal and maternal citizens of the Republic of Texas, was a member of Texas’ First Families, The Sons of the Republic of Texas and The Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. “Didi” played an active role in the lives of his grandchildren, attending as many sporting and school events as he could. He will be missed dearly. Gene, who married Sharon Lee Herrell of Midland December 23, 1956, is survived by Sharon, his best friend and wife of 54 years; his three children, Michael McLane “Mike” Floyd and wife Kim and daughter Shaina Weaver Dunn, her husband Ryan and their son Rayden of Ft. Worth, Robert William “Bobby” Floyd and wife Sharon and their children, Michelle, Robert, Michael and Coleman, all of Midland, and Shannon Elizabeth Floyd Board and husband Marty, and their children, Martin, Michael and Marshall of Midland. Gene is also survived by his sister, D’Aun Floyd Cunningham of Ft. Worth and several nieces and nephews.
Foster, Stephen E. 1956 HS ~ 16-Sep-1995
Fraser, Jon G. 1956 HS ~ 15-Aug-1989
Fryar, Jimmy D. 1956 HS ~ 04-Mar-2005
Fuller, Robert O. 1956 HS ~ 27-May-2007
Garlinger, John J., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 10-Oct-2016 84, of Bentonville passed away Monday, October 10 in Springfield, MO following a traffic accident. He was born April 7, 1932 in Riverside, California to the late John Jackson Garlinger Sr. and Lois Allecia Schooler Garlinger. In his younger years he attended New Mexico Military Institute on a football scholarship, was the New Mexico Golden Gloves state champion and served his country during the Korean conflict. Following discharge, he returned to school at the University of New Mexico. John was especially proud of his achievements as a professional land surveyor, having assisted in many housing developments throughout California and building a successful land surveying company in Southern California with the love of his life, Judith Clow Garinger, who preceded him. Together for over 49 years, they worked side-by-side both in the business and at home. In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded by his sister, Marjorie Watson; his brother, George Garlinger and his grandson, John Byers. John’s interest in football never wavered from high school to college, as a member of Army’s team and watching whoever was on TV today, he loved watching the game. In fact, games of most sorts. He especially loved playing board games and traveling across the country with his family… and often to visit extended family in the motorhome while whistling to big bands, Waylon or Willie on the 8 track. Following his retirement as a professional land surveyor, he continued to enjoy football, fellowship with Elks and his Tuesday night poker club. Survivors include his daughters, Heidi Scott and Suzy Byers (Robert) of Bentonville and Kathryn Wroten (Michael) of Maine; his brother, Earle Garlinger of Bentonville; grandchildren, Lauryn Garlinger, Grayson Scott (Jaime), Jared Scott and Rebecca Scott, Jack Wroten, Josh Wroten and Camryn Byers; numerous nieces, nephews, associates, poker buddies and dear friends.
Garrett, Jack David ~ 1956 HS
Geen, Robert S. 1956 JC
Gentry, MAJ Roy Charles, USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 01-Dec-2013 was born on a farm near Dexter, NM, on Aug. 10, 1935, to Roy and Neva Gentry. He married Gerry DeSmith Hardy on June 25, 1994, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Charles graduated high school in Roswell, NM, in 1952 and New Mexico Military Institute in 1956. While attending NMMI, Charles was elected All-Conference in football for four years as well as winning the State Golden Gloves boxing heavyweight title. He was inducted into the NMMI Hall of Fame in 1986. Upon graduation, he entered the Army Corps of Engineers. During active duty, he flew Army fixed and rotary wing aircraft with four overseas assignments in Germany, Libya, Iran and Vietnam. Charles was medically discharged in 1966 as the result of wounds sustained when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam. During his military service, he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous Air Medals. Charles graduated top student at Texas Tech School of Law in 1969 and served as a trustee of the Texas Tech Law Foundation. Before entering private law practice in Washington, D.C., Dallas and Austin, he served as legislative director for U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, special assistant to the Attorney General as a White House Fellow, legal advisor to the National League of Families of POWs and MIAs in Vietnam, and director of the Clean Lakes Program at the newly created Environmental Protection Agency. In 1992 he returned to Washington, D.C., as Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. Upon public service retirement, he consulted in Washington, D.C., on public policy issues related to science and nuclear weapons. After retirement, he and Gerry logged thousands of miles in overseas travel, as well as domestic adventures in their RV. Their home was a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In 2005, they moved to Tierra Linda Ranch in Kerrville. Those left to cherish and honor Charles’ memory are his wife, Gerry Gentry of Kerrville; son, Geoffrey Gentry of San Antonio; daughter, Cheryl Estrada and husband, Noel of Lubbock; sister, Nancy Nalda; grandchildren, Maranda Buchanan, Jacob Estrada, Leahnna Estrada and Ryan Gentry; nephew, Scott Nalda; along with many neighbors and friends.
Gilchrist, William “Tom” 1956 JC ~ 01-Jan-2012 75, of Camden died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Camden and was the owner of Gilchrist Bag Company. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served a tour of duty in Germany. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Gilchrist, Sr. and Mary E. Gilchrist. He is survived by his wife, Linda Gilchrist and daughter Leslie Gilchrist both of Camden and a number of cousins.
Glenn, Carrel B. 1956 HS ~ 15-Nov-1987
Graham, Ronald B. 1956 JC
Gray, LTC Harlen E., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 10-Dec-2005
Greathouse, James C. 1956 HS ~ 02-Aug-2010  (November 10, 1938 – August 3, 2010) – Born on November 10, 1938 in South Gate, CA, he lived most of his life in Huntington Beach, CA. He is survived by his loving family, Linda, his wife of 47 years, daughter Robin Lynn, sons James Ronald, Jeffrey Wayne, Wayne Martin, James Keith and Papa to 9 grandchildren. He attended schools in Santa Fe, graduated from New Mexico Military Institute & earned his degree in Business Administration from La Verne University. He was a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Jim joined Parker Aerospace in 1984 working in a variety of ever increasing roles within the Supply Chain/Operations over his impressive 20+ year career with Parker. Jim was also very active in APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) throughout his career. He served as Orange County Chapter President and eventually served in several roles on the APICS National Board of Directors including APICS Certification Committee Chair. Jim particularly enjoyed being a mentor to many during his career and was a nationally recognized expert in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Jim was known for his love of family, his lifelong quest for knowledge, and his wonderful sense of humor. His family, friends and co-workers will miss him greatly.
Gregg, MSG Francis Hamilton. USA (Ret) 1956 HS ~ 10-Sep-2010 72, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Survived by: Son, Francis, Jr.; daughters, Dee Cook and Jane Brown; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Griffin, Terence K. 1956 JC ~ 31-Jan-1991
Gross, 1LT Robert H., III, USN (Ret) 1956 HS ~ 13-May-2012  54, of Bethlehem Township, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in St. Lukes Hospice House. He was the husband of Maryann (Salamone) Gross. They celebrated their 29th anniversary last June 19. Mr. Gross has been Superintendent of Schools in the Salisbury Township School District since 2010, and has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Wilkes University since 2006. After receiving both a B.S. and M.M. from West Chester University, he began his teaching career in 1980 as Band Director and Music Teacher at Garnet Valley High School. He later became Band Director and Music Teacher at Emmaus High School, and was appointed chairperson of the East Penn School District Music Department. In 1991 he moved to the West Shore School District in Lewisberry, where he served in various positions leading to Assistant Superintendent. He was Associate Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District from 2005 – 2008. He served as Superintendent of Schools in the Kutztown Area School District for two years until accepting his current position of Superintendent of Schools in Salisbury Township. Since receiving his Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Certification from Lehigh University in 1996, he has been pursuing a Doctorate Degree from Walden University. Mr. Gross held memberships in American Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Personnel Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Pennsylvania School Boards Association, National Staff Development Council, Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, North American Educational Negotiators, and the Society for Human Resource Management. He also belonged to the Lehigh Valley Society of the Arts, Historic Bethlehem Partnership, and Friends of Music in Bethlehem. He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bethlehem Township, and the Knights of Columbus. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Robert R., Jr. And Louise (Scott) Gross. Survivors: Wife, Maryann; daughter, Katrina delvecchio and her husband Adam of Wind Gap; son, Kyle R. Of Wind Gap; and grandsons, Kyler, Dominic and Landon.
Gurule, Joe E. 1956 JC ~ 24-Jan-2006
Haddock, Mike H. 1956 HS ~ 06-May-1997
Haefeli, Edwin P. 1956 JC ~ 22-May-2008 (March 28, 1936 – May 22, 2008) Age: 72 Residence: Greeley, CO. Edwin P. Haefeli was born in Greeley to Dr. Edward and Rose Haefeli. He graduated from Greeley High School, attended military school, and was in the U.S Army. After completing his military service, he attended CSU. Mr. Haefeli married Joan Femmenino in Greeley on Jan. 14, 1988. Mr. Haefeli built the Lincoln Plaza and opened the first Wendy’s in Greeley. He was active in real estate and owned Jeddies in Greeley. He was a hard worker and loved life. Mr. Haefeli was member of the Elk and 700 club. Mr. Haefeli died Thursday of heart failure. Survivors: His wife; a son, Matthew Haefeli; a daughter, Jennifer Haefeli-Eldander; a sister, Guida Beetham; two grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harriman, Gordon Douglas, Jr. 1956 HS ~ 01-Nov-1984
Haskell, William R. 1956 HS ~ 15-Mar-2014 passed away March 15, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ellen Haskell; son, Frederick Haskell; daughter, Karen Mellenberndt and his wonderful son-in-law, Raymond; grandchildren, Kendra and Danika Mellenberndt; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jimmy Grimm, all of Tucson. In addition, he has an older sister, Gail Redfern, and her three children of La Jolla, CA. William was born on November 13, 1938 in Tucson, AZ. He attended local schools with a two year high school stay at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He attended the U of A and spent over two years at Mexico City College. He found his way to San Francisco where he met the love of his life, Ellen Kircher. They married in February 1963 and moved to Tucson to await the birth of their first child. William worked for his father and uncle as an early computer programmer for Haskell Linen Supply, which is now Mission Linen, before moving on to start his own business ventures. He was a gentleman in every way and a loving father and husband. William spent his life helping others and easily became everyone’s best friend. His keen insight into people and issues enabled him to give the best advice along with his ever present cloth handkerchief. William was an avid reader, a movie lover, a loyal Wildcat fan, and enjoyed the simple things in life; mostly time spent with the people he loved. 

Healy, Charles E. 1956 HS ~ 15-Dec-1990
Hilton, Thomas R. 1956 HS ~ 27-Dec-1993
Hotchkiss, Alan L. 1956 HS ~ 28-May-2019

Howell, Gerald E. 1956 JC
Huggins, Joe O. 1956 HS ~ 09-Aug-2002
Hughes, John H. 1954 HS-1956 JC  81, passed away October 16, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born September 26, 1936 to TJ and Elizabeth Hughes and grew up in Cushing, Oklahoma. Following family tradition, Jack graduated from High School at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He then attended Southern Illinois University before entering military service in the United States Coast Guard. He was a proud patriotic veteran. Jack was a successful entrepreneur with a tenacious spirit which led him into many endeavors throughout his career. His extremely strong work ethic was one of his most admirable character traits. He also gave back to his community in various ways, among them, serving on the board of The Edmond Homebuilder’s Association, Chairman of the Edmond Planning Commission, Mobile Meals and St. John’s. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Michele of the home; son, Mark Hughes of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, Tom Hughes and wife, Sally of Tulsa; sister-in-law, Deanie Moore of Tulsa and brother-in-law, Pat Moore of Oklahoma City. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Paula Avery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Autumn Leaves and Sooner Hospice for their care and compassion.
Hunt, LTC James E., Jr., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 24-Jun-2016 81, of Diamondhead, MS, passed away Friday evening, June 24, 2016 of cardio-pulmonary failure. Jim was born September 11, 1934 in Dallas, TX, to James Edward Hunt and Helen Margaret Hunt. He is preceded in his death by his daughter, Cary Allison Hegg; his sister, Carol Hunt; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Gail Baker Hunt; his sister, Rita Maher; his children and their families: Kelly and Charlie Jinks; James Edward Hunt, III; Shannon and Rupert Wood; Cathy Kessler; Steven Hegg; eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim attended Jesuit High School in Dallas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1956 from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army and served as a tank commander in France and Berlin, Germany, and with the Texas National Guard. He also played football for his high school, college, and the US Army with the Berlin Bears. Jim married Gail Baker, also from Dallas, on October 7, 1961. He was the Vice President for Fieldcrest-Cannon with a very successful career of thirty-one years. With Fieldcrest-Cannon, the family moved from Texas to New York, Virginia, Atlanta, and finally back to Dallas. Throughout his career and required travelling, he always found time to be a loving, involved dad to his five children and to coach many of their sports teams in softball and football. Jim and Gail retired to Diamondhead where they have lived for over 20 years. Jim served as a Director and Vice President of the Diamondhead POA and President and Secretary of Fin and Feather for several years. After losing their home in Hurricane Katrina, Jim and Gail were determined to stay in Mississippi, and Jim worked tirelessly to help with the re-building of the Diamondhead Community. He was also involved with VFW , Most Holy Trinity, St. Thomas the Apostle, and Annunciation Catholic churches. His hobbies included tennis, golf, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Hurdt, Donald B. “D.B.” 1956 JC ~ 24-Dec-2012  76, of Dickens, Texas passed away on December 24, 2012. Don was born in Hobart, Oklahoma on July 21, 1936. Don graduated from Hobart High School and continued on to New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Christian University. Don was married to Martha Annette Gass on June 14, 1955; they were married 31 years and had three children: John, Linda, and Cody. Don owned Hurdt Seeds where he created his own seed varieties; he and his dad, J.T. Hurdt, invented the Hydromist that puts moisture back into the ginned cotton prior to being pressed into a bale; and he had his own Delinting Plant for a majority of his adult life. He was also a rancher and loved the outdoors. He loved to laugh, pull pranks, and holidays (4th of July and Christmas!) What Don was best known for was his deep and faithful friendships throughout his life. All his friends are especially remembered for their love and support throughout the years. Don is survived by Edith “Boots” Joy Wells, Johnnie (son) and Mary Sue Hurdt, Rob and Linda (daughter) Winkler, Cody (son) and Karen Hurdt, Kim and Candy Vale, Melody Wells, Sheere and Robert Alsup, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by Martha Ann Gass Hurdt Elliott, James “Johnnie or J.T.” Truby Hurdt, and Ann Elliott Burnett Hurdt,
James, Louis G., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 31-Oct-2015 passed away in Houston with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Louis was 77 years old. Louis was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1938. He was the only child of Allena Duff James and Louis G. James. Louis grew up in Dallas, was a rodeo cowboy in his late teens and early 20’s, graduated from Texas Christian University and then worked in advertising before moving into the oil and gas industry where he spent the majority of his career. He spoke of a song from his youth with a verse about “those faraway places with strange sounding names” and his desire to see and be part of a world beyond Texas. His career took him around the world and his passion for travel is a treasured gift that he shared with his wife and passed on to his children. Louis was proud to say that he always followed his passion during his unique and interesting career. Louis was also passionate about golf. He was a scratch golfer when he was younger, hit his 6th hole in one in 2011 and reported that one of the best things about moving into his 70’s was that he started shooting his age with some frequency. After he retired, Louis was happy to play as much golf as he wanted and made many treasured friends on the golf course. Louis was a devoted husband to his wife, Lynne, of over 37 years, and very close to his two daughters, Lindsey and Lauren. He often said that being part of a family that he described as “radiating love and caring” was his greatest accomplishment. We remember Louis as a man who loved life fully and taught us that there are no limits to what one can accomplish and no adventure that shouldn’t be taken. Louis left this life as he lived itwith courage, determination, compassion and integrity. He will be greatly missed. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Louis G. James and Allena Duff James. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Karoll James and daughters Lindsey Kay James-West and Lauren Kimberly James, son-in law Marshall Travis West, in-laws Anne and Tom Schafer and Kay and Sandy Walker, and additional extended family.
Jones, Robert E. 1956 JC ~ 16-May-2005
Kelley, Herbert C. 1956 JC
Keys, Bayard L. 1956 JC ~ 09-Jul-2003
Kinder, COL Norman W., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 07-Jul-2016 passed away at the age of 83 on Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born in Hope, New Mexico on January 18, 1933. Norm graduated from Alamogordo High School and attained a BS degree from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956. He was Cadet Corps Commander, a Distinguished Military Graduate, and captain of the football team. Norm received his Master’s from the University of Utah in 1977. Advanced military education included Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Defense Language Institute, Monterrey, California. His family remembers him as a humble and honest man of integrity, a patriot, and an athlete who was unfailing in his love for them. He was quick to offer an encouraging word, quality time and a big hug. His 61-year marriage to Pat demonstrated to his family virtues such as respect, kindness, generosity and commitment, a model their children hope to follow in their own lives. Survivors include his wife Patricia Dow Kinder, son Steven Kinder of Hixson, daughters and sons-in law, Renee’ and Steve Farrar of Conyers, Georgia, and Sharon and Ken Bittinger of Marietta, Georgia, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren and his sister JoAnn Maklary (Frank) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen “Ashley” Fennell and son-in-law Fred, parents William Oscar and Lillian Greenwood Kinder of Alamogordo, New Mexico, brother Kenneth Kinder (Vera) of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and sister Alene Kinder House (J.P.) of Miami, Arizona. Colonel Kinder served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. A Ranger and Senior Paratrooper, his military decorations and awards include: the Legion of Merit with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm and the Republic of Vietnam Distinguished Service Medal. A personal career honor for Colonel Kinder was serving as a member of the Four Party Joint Military Commission sent to Hanoi to repatriate our POW’s from the Hanoi Hilton at the end of the Vietnam war. Following military service, Colonel Kinder enjoyed l0 years as Senior JROTC Army instructor at East Ridge High School. An avid golfer, Norm could often be found on the links of Valleybrook Golf Club. He was also active with the Racquet Club of Chattanooga and was a former officer in the Chattanooga Tennis Association. Norm was a member of Burks United Methodist Church and was inspired by the Pairs and Spares class.
Kitchen, MAJ Kenneth S., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 26-Apr-2007 Born August 20, 1934, in Berkeley, Calif. Passed away April 26, 2007, in Fair Oaks, Calif. Kenneth graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1956 with a B.A. in Business. A decorated career soldier in the United States Army, he served as an Officer, Airborne Platoon Leader, Secretary to Joint Staff, Interpreter, Physiological Warfare Team Leader, Army CIC, Military Advisor, Billeting Officer, Special Operations Staff, Field Operations Team Chief, and received an extensive education in the Japanese language. Some of the numerous medals and honors he earned during his distinguished military career include: The Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal; National Defense Service Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster); Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star (2); Air Medal (2); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster); Combat Infantryman Badge; and Master Parachutist Badge.After retiring from the Army, he was active in numerous organizations: State Military Reserve (20 years, Ret. Col.); the Military Order of Purple Heart; M.O.W.W.; A.U.S.A.; M.O.A.A.; American Legion; VFW; D.A.V.; V.A.C.; Scottish Rite (Tokyo); Noble Ben Ali Shrine; Rakkasan 187th Airborne I.R.A.; 32nd Degree Master Mason Blue Lodge; Charter Docent for the California Military Museum; Veterans Memorial Plaza at Mather; Sacramento Civil War Round Table; and Indicator Fraternity for Sports Umpires with three national championships.He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Beatrice Kitchen and first wife Dorothy. He will be long remembered for his generous spirit and love of people and will be greatly missed by his wife of 19 years, Sharon, his children Karin, Kathryn, Kimberly (husband Jerry), stepchildren Ronald (wife Kathleen), Wendy (husband Dennis), and Robert (wife Delilah), grandchildren Jerry, Macy, Breanna, Brandon, Robert, Cody, Lindsey, Spencer, Chase, and sister, Ann Marie (husband Bill).
Lane, Donald J. 1956 SC ~ 12-Oct-2010  77, passed away on October 12, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on August 27, 1933 in Silver City, NM, to Dr. Russell and Maureen Lane. Don was a retired Funeral Director having practiced for 32 years at Strong-Thorne Mortuary and Riverside Funeral Home. He was a graduate of NMMI, UNM & Dallas Institute. Don Served in the US Air Force. He is survived by his cousin Toni Furman and her husband Bunkie of Arlington, Texas; two nephews, Mark and Dell Shaw of Texas; and many close friends.
Laverty, Dale Preston 1956 JC ~ 25-Sep-2016 80, Of Miami, Passed Away September 25, 2016. Survived By His Loving Wife Linda. Born 1/19/1936.
Law, MAJ Laurence J. 1956 SC ~ 01-May-1996
LeBus, John Thomas 1956 HS ~ 09-May-2014
Ledbetter, Homer P. 1956 JC ~ 01-Apr-1967
Leewright, Dyall P. 1956 HS ~ 12-Dec-2002
Lieberman, Dr. James S. 1956 HS ~ 21-Aug-2006
Little, Lowell 1956 SC
Magee, William L. 1956 HS ~ 18-Dec-2003
Marley, Robert Clyde 1956 HS ~ 22-Mar-2003
Marshall, John H., Jr. 1956 HS ~ 24-Mar-1994
Martin, Jerry D. 1956 HS
McFadden, G. B. “Jerry” 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 06-Jan-2019

McFarlin, Kenneth E. 1956 HS ~ 15-Mar-2007
McKibben, Billy Jess 1956 JC ~ 04-Aug-2017 81, passed away due to natural causes on Aug. 4, 2017. Bill was born in Eunice June 2, 1936. He is a graduate of Lovington High School, NMMI, and New Mexico State University. Bill served his country in the Air Force during the V i e t n a m era. He also served in the New Mexico State Senate for 20 years. He was a real-estate investor and developer in Eastern NM and West Texas. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sue; his daughter Kim McKibben of Albuquerque; his son, Billy McKibben and wife Helen of Lubbock. Three grandchildren, Hannah Johnson of Albuquerque; Hayes and William McKibben of Lubbock; and also his sisters, Dorris Yarbro and Betty Shipley, both of Lovington. His passions were his family, planting trees and cancer treat ment and research.
McPeak, Michael G. 1956 HS ~ 10-Jun-1995
Milford, Homer E. 1956 HS ~ 05-Apr-2019 died on 5 April 2019 at the age of 80 from complications stemming from COPD. Born near Osseo, Wisconsin, his family relocated to La Puebla, NM at an early age. After graduating from NMMI he attended University of New Mexico where he earned a BS in Biology and a Master’s degree from the University of Idaho. In 1966, he returned to New Mexico to begin teaching Biology at the University of Albuquerque where he taught for 20 years. Following the closing of the University, he was the Environmental Coordinator for the Abandoned Mine Land Bureau in the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division. When he retired in 2003 he and his wife Deborah Garvey-Milford traveled extensively until his health declined. He is survived by his wife and four children. Elizabeth and her sons, Harry and Kastan, David Milford, Chris and Simone Mulvihill and their children Andrew and Carolyn, and Erin and Darren Mellas and their children, Cameron, Sophia, Max, and Dawson. He is also survived by three siblings, Robert E. Milford 1967 HS, Ellen Taft and Barbara Mason. He served on numerous civic committees in the 1970s and 80s. In his second term as President of the New Mexico Zoological Society, he appointed a committee which was successful in getting funding for The Museum of Natural History. He was also President of the Bosque Society when the Rio Grande Nature Center was built and one of the founders of the New Mexico Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Homer was passionate about Early Spanish New World and the mining history of New Mexico. He was author or co-author on a number of technical reports, papers and books related to these subjects. He was also an avid collector of related documents. His collections have been donated to the University of New Mexico and to the Cerrillos Hills State Park, where they will be made available to future students of New Mexico history.

Mitchell, Dr. David E., III 1956 HS ~ 03-Apr-2011
Mobley, Johnny F. 1956 JC ~ 11-Sep-2007
Moore, Michael M. 1956 HS ~ 12-Mar-2012 A great man will be missed. Born in Seattle, WA; raised in Douglas, AZ. Mike came to Tucson in 1948 where he remained until his death. After graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute, he received his Undergraduate and his JD in Law from the U of A. Mike practiced law for over 40 years in Tucson. He began his career as a prosecutor for the City of Tucson and never lost a case. That earned him the nickname “The Young Perry Mason”. Mike even looked the part – big guy with his black suit, white shirt and skinny black tie. Mike’s biggest achievement however was his family. He is survived by Jo, his wife of 46 years and his children, Kevin (Lisa), Michael (Brenda) and Ashley (Joel). Mike was also blessed with four grandchildren, Courtney, Carson, Jake and Hunter. Dad, we want you to know that we loved you, respected you and we are the people we are today because we had you as a father, mentor and friend.71, passed away in Mansfield on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Roger was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is remembered for his big heart, strong sense of humor and wit, “MacGyver-like” ability to create, fix and improve anything, and his love of golf and photography. All his daughters jokingly referred to him as “Mr. Manners.” His love for his wife transcends all time and space; she was truly the “love of his life.” Roger graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956, and his bachelor’s degree followed in electronics engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology. In 1970, Roger moved to El Paso, where he worked at Johnson Space Center, White Sands Missile Range, on the Apollo project. Following the cancellation of the Apollo program, he started Vogue Photography and was a partner in Keown-Nielsen Question Document Examiner for several years. He then became a real estate broker, opening Preferred Real Estate. He and his soulmate retired to Mansfield in 1998. Survivors: His beloved wife, Karin; daughters and sons-in-laws, Sheryl and Vince Roman of Franklin, TN, Michele and Eric Rachie of Springfield, VA, Trecie and Ted Paradeza of San Antonio, Becky and Jim Holland of Arlington and Amye and Reagan Pettey of Houston. Roger was adored as “Papa” by his grandchildren, Jaylee and Jayden Holland of Arlington, Mailisa and Mason of San Antonio, Hannah and Nick Roman of Franklin, TN, and Georgia and Emerson of Houston. He was cherished by his big sister, Carolyn Sedberry of Albuquerque, NM, and “sister” and “brother”-in-law, Linda and Andy Anderson of San Angelo. He was loved by wonderful nephews and niece, Heather Anderson of Abilene, Shawn and Chris Anderson of San Angelo and Leland, Bob and John Sedberry, all of Albuquerque, NM. He is remembered and loved by many extended family members and close friends.
Morales, Benito 1956 JC
Morris, Henry Clements, Jr. 1956 JC ~ 05-Jul-2001
Nash, David A. 1956 HS
Neal, John L. 1956 HS ~ 21-Mar-2008
Nielsen, Roger B. 1956 HS ~ 27-Apr-2010 , 71, passed away in Mansfield on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. M Roger was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is remembered for his big heart, strong sense of humor and wit, “MacGyver-like” ability to create, fix and improve anything, and his love of golf and photography. All his daughters jokingly referred to him as “Mr. Manners.” His love for his wife transcends all time and space; she was truly the “love of his life.” Roger graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956, and his bachelor’s degree followed in electronics engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology. In 1970, Roger moved to El Paso, where he worked at Johnson Space Center, White Sands Missile Range, on the Apollo project. Following the cancellation of the Apollo program, he started Vogue Photography and was a partner in Keown-Nielsen Question Document Examiner for several years. He then became a real estate broker, opening Preferred Real Estate. He and his soulmate retired to Mansfield in 1998. Survivors: His beloved wife, Karin; daughters and sons-in-laws, Sheryl and Vince Roman of Franklin, Tenn., Michele and Eric Rachie of Springfield, VA, Trecie and Ted Paradeza of San Antonio, Becky and Jim Holland of Arlington and Amye and Reagan Pettey of Houston. Roger was adored as “Papa” by his grandchildren, Jaylee and Jayden Holland of Arlington, Mailisa and Mason of San Antonio, Hannah and Nick Roman of Franklin, Tenn., and Georgia and Emerson of Houston. He was cherished by his big sister, Carolyn Sedberry of Albuquerque, NM, and “sister” and “brother”-in-law, Linda and Andy Anderson of San Angelo. He was loved by wonderful nephews and niece, Heather Anderson of Abilene, Shawn and Chris Anderson of San Angelo and Leland, Bob and John Sedberry, all of Albuquerque, NM. He is remembered and loved by many extended family members and close friends.”
Nokes, George R. 1956 JC ~ 01-May-1986
Orr, George P. 1956 JC ~ 28-Aug-2013  78, passed peacefully on August 28, 2013 at The Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Mr. Orr is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shar Riley Orr. They have lived in Elkins Lake for eight years after retiring and moving from California in 2004. He has four children from a previous marriage; a daughter, Kathleen Orr, and sons, Michael Orr, Dale Orr, and John Orr. He was born on July 21, 1935 in Fabens, Texas. In his younger years, he attended a military school in Los Angeles, California. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. After his Navy years, he attended several Texas universities studying business, finance, management, and accounting. Mr. Orr’s professional career was spent working in the insurance business. He worked at the Allstate Home Office in Northbrook, Illinois and Cal Union Insurance Company in Los Angeles, California. For fourteen years, he owned Farmers Insurance Agency in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Otto, David J. 1956 JC ~ 15-Mar-2014 passed away March 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ethel; and son, Tim Otto.
Pruett, J. Tom 1956 JC ~ 21-Jul-2010
Randall, James D. 1956 JC ~ 30-Aug-2012 l, age 75, of Houston, Texas, passed away on the 30th of August 2012. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed dearly. Born in Santiago, Chile to Harold and Irene Randall, he attended New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated from Georgetown University in 1958, and from Yale Law School in 1962. He was a partner in Baker Botts, L.L.P., until his retirement in 1996. Jim leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Mary Lynn Randall; three sons, James D. Randall, Jr., Philip D. Randall, and Stephen E. Randall; two stepchildren, Cathy Clark Rascoe (spouse, Jay Rascoe), and William Clark (spouse, Christina); two granddaughters, Megan S. Randall and Liv B. Clark, and a grandson, Christian B. Clark. He also leaves his brother, Harold Randall of Dallas, and his sister, Joan Lambert of Tuscan, California. Jim had many passions in his life, chief among them were exercising, cooking, and his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid runner, frequenting Memorial Park and completing numerous marathons. He cycled all over Houston and Katy long before it was commonplace. He was also an accomplished marksman and hunter, dividing his time between the Houston Gun Club and his hunting lease in West Texas. Jim was also one of the founding members at The Houstonian Club, where he was a daily attendee. His zeal for cooking blossomed after his retirement when he worked for Monica Pope in the kitchen of her Boulevard Bistro restaurant. He cooked almost daily and frequently entertained family with great meals. Jim was especially fond of his grandchildren, and enjoyed spending untold hours with them. He truly doted over them, whether it was making them breakfast after a routine sleep over or celebrating a milestone of their lives.
Reininghaus, Budd, Jr. 1956 JC ~ 14-Dec-1988
Reynolds, Stephen R.  1956 HS ~ 30-Jul-2018  beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Redding, Calif., on July 30, 2018, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He requested no formal services, but the family will convene later in a private ceremony to scatter his ashes amongst the places he loved. Stephen was born on Nov. 23, 1937, in Long Beach, Calif., to Wallace Elmo Reynolds and Marjorie Eloise (Robertson) Reynolds. He was their fourth and last child and only son. When he was three, his family returned to New Mexico, where he remained until his move to Alaska. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1956, and later attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. In 1958, he married Gloria Jernigan and left college, joining the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish as a game warden in 1959. In 1969, he realized his dream to move to Alaska, where he joined the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as an enforcement officer/pilot. He retired from the Department of Public Safety in 1986 after having achieved the rank of Captain. This early retirement allowed him the chance to pursue other interests with his second wife, Judy, whom he had married in 1979. Although he continued to work as a security officer on Alaska’s North Slope for several years afterward, his true retirement years began in 1998 and were spent traveling in the fifth wheel, pitching in horseshoe tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, pursuing his passions to write books and create amazingly beautiful pastel portraits, and just generally enjoying every day. He and Judy finally settled, in 2003, on 50 acres in Montague, Calif., a place rich with wildlife, the perfect spot for a retired game warden. Stephen is survived by his wife, Judy; and his children, Stephen E. Reynolds II, G. Coleman Reynolds, Charles Reynolds, Cynthia McCoy, Karen Reynolds and Susan Buist; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters: Gail Reynolds, Nancy Reynolds and Ann Markovich. He will be remembered by those who truly knew him as a strong man with a sensitive nature, passionate about honesty and integrity, kind and fair, and caring. He leaves big shoes to be filled.
Reynolds, William K. 1956 JC ~ 04-May-2004
Roever, William A., Jr. 1956 HS
Royer, Donald C. 1956 JC ~ 27-Jan-2009
Russell, John M. 1956 JC ~ 18-Oct-2013, 77, a resident of Jemez Springs, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He is survived by sister, Mary V. Russell of Jemez Springs; sons, William Russell and wife Georganne of Bakersville, Calif., Tom Russell and wife Debra of Albuquerque, NM, Harold Russell of Rapid City, SD; granddaughters, Catherine, Lee and Kate and many other family and friends. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Russell, and his parents, Harold and Vaughn Russell. He was a longtime member of the Methodist Church in Las Cruces. John served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion in Las Cruces and Jemez Springs. He was a member of the Lions Club, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Masonic Lodge. 

Sanders, Frank C. 1956 HS
Sanford, Patrick J. 1956 JC
Santell, Dr. Allen A. 1956 HS
Sawey, COL James W., USA (Ret) 1956 SC ~ 19-Mar-2011 77, passed away on March 19, 2011 after a courageous battle with a devastating disease. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on July 14, 1933 and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Jim held various command positions in Germany and Vietnam. He served in the office of the Army Chief of Staff as well as Chief of the National Guard Bureau Personnel Section in Washington, DC. Later assignments included the Presidio of San Francisco and Post Commander of Fort Douglas, Utah. After retirement he was employed by Wackenhut Services as Deputy General Manager at DOE Training Center, at Manzano Base and at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans. Jim, Ann, and their daughter, Leslie enjoyed church, traveling, and outdoor activities. He was very active with Leslie’s special programs. Jim had a huge heart and loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters, Leslie Sawey, Jane Castillo and husband, Chuck Castillo, MD.; grandchildren, James Davis and Alexandra Jane, from Phoenix, Arizona.
Selvitella, Henry D. 1956 HS ~ 13-Nov-2007
Sewell, Donald T. 1956 HS ~ 17-Oct-2002
Shilling, George R., III 1956 HS ~ 21-Sep-2009 passed away peacefully in his home on September 21, 2009 at the age of 71. He has been surrounded by his loving family and friends during his long illness. George was born on January 26, 1938 in Oklahoma City to George R. Shilling, II, and Ruth (Burns) Shilling. He was involved in the metal fabrication business for over 50 years. He had a love for the church, iron working, and do it yourself projects, cooking, and most of all his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie Shilling; his six children, 19 grandchildren and many adoring friends.
Shoemaker, Von P. 1956 JC
Smith, Richard E. 1956 HS ~ 19-Dec-2009  Dick played his last hand December 19, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque, NM, with his sister, Dorothy, and a friend, Lewie Wickham, at his side. He died due to heart failure and complications from diabetes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole; parents, John and Margaret Smith. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hammond (Jorge) of Pena Blanca; a son, Jeremy Gordon of Taos; a niece, Susie Davis (Jeff) of Chandler AZ; a nephew, John Billingsley (Sherry) of Loma Rica, CA, and several great nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends across the country. He was born in Alamosa, CO, February 27, 1939. Moved to Los Alamos in the early 40’s, and grew up in the Pojoaque Valley; graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956; served in the US Navy until 1963. Returned to the University of New Mexico to study Engineering, upon graduating he worked for the NM Highway Dept. and several surveying companies. He was a partner in a surveying business in Taos during the 70’s. Moved back to Santa Fe where he and Dean Williamson opened Smith & Williamson Surveying, during that time served as president of the New Mexico Surveyors Association, and retired in 2006. He and his wife Carole also owned the Travel Connection in Santa Fe. A special thank you to Willie Watkins, Beth Nolan, Carlos Asuna and Lewie Wickham for their support at the end of his life.
Snell, LTC Robert A., USA (Ret) 1956 JC ~ 23-Apr-2008 72, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI, to Vincent Adellan and Suzanne Dillon Snell. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated from Norwich University. LTC Snell served his country proudly in the U. S. Army for 26 years, and voluntarily served two tours of duty in Vietnam, as well as assignments in Europe, South Korea, and various locations throughout the United States. During his Military career, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier’s Medal (2nd Oaf Leaf Cluster) Bronze Star Medal with V Device, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal with V Device (2-5), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantry Badge. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Anne Marie (Nancy) Snell Mead. He is survived by Christine A. Snell and their children: Michael C. Snell, Matthew H. Snell and wife Staci L., and Scott D. Snell; brothers Arthur L. Snell, and COL Dillon Snell, USA (Ret).  He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Kohle and Duke.
Snyder, Gus A., Jr. 1956 JC
Stinton, Ronald J. 1956 HS ~ 27-Apr-1998
Strebe, George Alfred 1956 JC ~ 15-Dec-2012  of Lewiston, 92, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. He was born on July 17, 1920, in Pontiac to Arthur and Eva Strebe. In November 1939, George went to work at Pontiac Motor Machine Repair and in 1942 was transferred to the tool room. He proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy, spending two years in South Pacific at the end of World War II. In 1946, he married Bernice Tharaldson. In 1964, he formed Strebe Manufacturing and spent 1,200 hours as a private pilot. George retired Jan. 1, 1976, and moved to Lewiston in September 1977. Up until 2011, George spent winters in Florida. George enjoyed sports and played D,C,B baseball and loved ice and roller skating, swimming, fishing and spent quite a bit of time playing golf. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, attending Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston, and was an assistant member of Faith Lutheran Church in New Port Richey, Fla. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 6335 in Lewiston and a life member of VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids. He is survived by his son, Gerald ôJerryö Strebe; grandsons, Jason and Matthew Strebe. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Bernice, and his stepson, Milton.
Strebe, Warren Frederick, Jr. 1956 HS ~ 09-Jul-1998
Stuermer, F. Philip 1956 JC
Taylor, Billy Pat 1956 JC ~ 01-Oct-1995
Temple, Oscar R., Jr. 1956 JC
Thomas, Frank R. 1956 HS
Todd, Frank C. 1956 JC ~ 17-Nov-2000
Trevvett, Herbert E. 1956 JC ~ 06-Nov-2008  72, of Millington Avenue, died on November 6, 2008 at the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford, following an eight month illness. Mr. Trevvett was born in Utica on June 29, 1936, a son of the late Edward and Sara (Paull) Trevvett. He graduated from Poland Central School and furthered his education through the ROTC Program at both the New Mexico Military Institute and Norwich University, Vermont. Herbert graduated as 2nd Lieutenant with the U. S. Army in 1958 and served six months active duty and several years following in the Reserves. He started his career in 1959 with Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company, Utica, which was founded by his great-grandfather in 1883. On August 13, 1960, he was united in marriage with the former Doris Glenister at the Community Baptist Church in Poland. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Travelers in 2005. Mr. Trevvett was a former Scoutmaster of Troop 20 BSA in Poland and past-president of the Poland Central School Board. He was a former moderator and treasurer of the Community Baptist Church of Poland. As a longtime supporter of the United Way, Herbert previously served as a board member and treasurer. He was also a former member of St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital Board. Survivors besides his wife of 48 years, Doris, include one daughter, Deborah Trevvett and her husband, Geoffrey Hamilton of Newberg, OR; two sons, Thomas Trevvett of Newport and Paul Trevvett of Cold Brook; one sister, Winifred Hall of Newport; one brother, James Trevvett and his wife, Barbara of Cold Brook; one cousin, Gordon Paull of Herkimer; and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Arvin and a special aunt, Grace Paull.
VanCourt, Hawley A., Jr. 1956 HS
Vaughan, 1LT Robert W. 1956 JC ~ 23-Oct-1996
Wallace, James W., Jr. 1956 SC ~ 06-May-2004
Wherry, Charles E. 1956 JC ~ 21-May-2001
Wied, Charles D. 1956 JC ~ 01-Apr-1996
Wilcox, Thomas K. 1956 JC ~ 23-Jan-2012
Wilkerson, Howard C. 1956 HS
Williams, Murray L., Jr. 1956 JC ~ 01-Feb-2007
Wing, Paul R. 1956 HS
Wright, Kenneth M. 1956 JC
Wyly, Jr., Victor L. 1954 HS-1956 JC ~ 22-Jul-2018 Born August 27, 1936 in Roswell, NM, passed away in his sleep July 22, 2018, in Green Valley, AZ, age 81. He attended Roswell High, graduated New Mexico Military Institute and Arizona State University excelling as an athlete in tennis, golf and skiing. He and his surviving wife, Margie, married April 1957, celebrating 61 years this year. He was a successful and humorous salesman, which included a men/women’s clothing and ski shop in Roswell. He is predeceased by his parents, Aylene and Victor Sr., and his eldest son, Victor L. “Tres” Wyly, III 1976 HS. Survived by daughter, Leslie (Tim) Reeves, son Roger (Vicki) Wyly, brother, Richard R. Wyly 1959 JC, 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson and 3 great-granddaughters and beloved little dog Sunny. His patience and sense of humor was a gift to our world. We will all miss him.
Young, Melvin L. 1956 HS ~ 15-Oct-1995


Akin, Kenneth N. L. 1955 SC
Alderson, Richard K. 1955 HS ~ 15-Nov-2006
Andrus, Lawrence R. 1955 SC ~ 18-Jul-2016 82 of Roswell was reunited in heaven with his bride of 61 years, Betty Andrus. While Alzheimer’s took his mind it never took his spirit, sense of humor, smile or his orneriness! An old cowboy to the end with his grace and bravery. He loved to tell his old stories about growing up in Hagerman and living on the Caprock Ranch; his years at the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating the last year it was a four-year college; serving the United States in the Army; bookkeeping and managing several businesses. And then there was Tastee-Freeze! He loved nurturing the young and took great pride as a Scout Master as many of the young men made it to Eagle Scout. He was also a proud Rainbow Dad of Zia Assembly #49 for over 15 years; always involved with the choral departments at both Roswell and Goddard High Schools. He didn’t stop there, becoming a substitute teacher at Washington Ave. Elementary during retirement for his granddaughter and all the other kids who learned from him. And finally, his rocks, much to the chagrin of his wife. Go Chaparral Rock Hounds! He is proceeded in death by his wife Betty Whitfield Andrus. Brothers Jess Medlin and Cork Andrus/Wanna B Andrus. Sister Lil Conley/Bob Conley. Brother-in-law Dr. Charles Whitfield. Parents James Perry Andrus and Eula ‘Jack’ Holden Andrus and one great granddaughter Isabella Andrus. Those left to carry on his stories are his Sister Billie Jean Goff, Sister-in-law Dr. Edie Whitfield. Daughter Betsy Winfrey and her husband Mike. Daughter Beth Andrus and Ron Devenport. Son Jim Andrus and wife Lori. Ten grandchildren and 8 ½ great grandchildren. His last months were filled with such love and joy with his caregivers which he jokingly called his ‘Harem.’ Thank you Brandi, Caitlyn, Angela, Eva, Jordon, Wendy, June and Gentiva Hospice.
Anglin, Donald L. 1955 HS ~ 01-Jul-1959
Baker, James B. 1955 JC ~ 27-Jun-2018 83, passed away on June 28, 2018 at his home in Artesia, New Mexico. James was born on September 8, 1934 in Artesia; the son of Curtis Arewood Baker and Ruby Pearl (Schmitz) Baker. On July 5, 1958 he married Sara Elizabeth Cole in Las Cruces, NM. She preceded him in death on September 13, 2005. He was the owner/operator at Baker Stephens Tire Company and a lifelong resident of Artesia. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Billie Jean Vogt. Survivors include his son James Curtis Baker and wife Gina of Dallas, TX; step-daughter Shirley Murphy of Artesia; step-son Larry Murphy of Artesia; sister Stella Heathington of Artesia; 5 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren; cousins Cheryl Welch, Johnny Angel and Mike Heathington.
Baker, Robert S. 1955 HS ~ 29-Sep-2013 beloved husband, father, and grandfather; gifted legal counsel; and long-time volunteer advocate for law enforcement agencies, died at his home in Arcadia, Okla. on September 29, 2013, surrounded by his wife and children. He was 76. His family will celebrate his life and legacy in a private gathering. The eldest child of Thelma Louise Saxon and Marion Robert Baker, Mr. Baker was born on June 5, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Okla. In addition to a semester at the New Mexico Military Institute, he attended and then graduated from Classen High School in 1955. On September 16, 1961 he married Roberta Kay Wilson of Tulsa, Okla. Settling first in Oklahoma City, over the years the couple nurtured two girls, traveled internationally, and built homes in Edmond and Arcadia, where they recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife Kay; daughter Dr. Noelle Baker and her husband William Hare of Davenport, Iowa; daughter Julie Baker Braun and her husband Donald Braun of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren Ashleigh Braun, Bennett Braun of Ft. Lauderdale, and Captain Lawton Hare and his wife First Lieutenant Krissy Andis Hare of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister Mary Beth Baker Busby and her husband David Busby of Washington, D.C., and nephews Robert David Busby of Ada, Okla., and Jack Busby of Washington, D.C. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Baker attended George Washington University and the University of Oklahoma, majoring in history and political science. At the University of Oklahoma and thereafter in its College of Law, where he pursued his legal education, he assumed key leadership roles, among them vice president of Phi Delta Phi and case editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. Following his graduation in 1961, Mr. Baker joined Pierce, Mock, Duncan, Couch & Hendrickson. In 1973 he established his own insurance defense law firm, which he led for 25 five years. Admitted to practice law in the Northern, Eastern, and Western districts of Oklahoma, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Baker most recently served as of counsel for the firm Crowe & Dunlevy in the securities litigation practice group. During his esteemed legal career he masterfully defended national and international companies such as Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Nippon Kokan KK, and Remington Arms Company. Mr. Baker was also a respected member of a number of professional organizations, including the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Insurance and Corporation Counsel, and the Oklahoma Bar Association, for which he was a past vice-chairman of the Automobile Law Committee and past president of the National Junior Bar Association. Mr. Baker devoted his time and considerable skills unstintingly to the Oklahoma City community, serving as a first lieutenant and provost marshal in the Oklahoma Air National Guard before moving on to champion medical services, law enforcement, and social welfare in his city. Beginning in 1969, he taught as a visiting lecturer at the Oklahoma University School of Medicine, subsequently identifying a critical gap in community forensic services. Acting on that insight, he helped establish the Oklahoma Board of Medicolegal Investigations for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and he continued to play an integral role in forensic service through his 11-year chairmanship of that board. In related endeavors, Mr. Baker acted as general counsel to the Oklahoma Sheriff and Peace Officers Association and to the Oklahoma City and Edmond Police Departments, assisted the Narcotics Division, and served as a member of the Legal Advisory Committee for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. In 1976 he co-founded the Committee of 100, a group committed to providing financial assistance to widows of state and local firefighters or police officers killed in the line of duty. Mr. Baker was also passionate about the welfare of at-risk children and young adults, taking instrumental roles in establishing the Make-A-Wish Foundation and actively participating in the Junior Achievement Program in Oklahoma City. Speaking in December 1977 on the occasion of the settlement of a lawsuit against a law enforcement officer whom Mr. Baker had successfully defended, District Judge Raymond Naifeh praised the “hundreds of hours” that Baker routinely dedicated to this individual and other officers, without pay. “The public should know there are attorneys like you,” declared Naifeh. “God bless you, Bob Baker.” Robert Saxon Baker will be remembered as a hard-nosed lawyer, compassionate defender, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to sing, and his rich baritone voice filled church choirs, stages, and piano bars, and later crooned soft lullabies to his two girls. His passion for automobiles began with toys and go-carts, progressed to assembling and disassembling cars, and reached its zenith in amateur auto racing, especially in his favorite Jaguar, and in his avid attendance at the annual Indianapolis 500 road race. “Either lead or follow or get the hell out of the way!” was one of his favorite exhortations. Not surprisingly, therefore, in life Mr. Baker led with fervor and conviction in all he did.
Barrow, Timothy A. 1951 HS-1953 JC-1955 SC ~ 16-Mar-2019 Following a battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer, Timothy A. Barrow, age 85, a resident at the Atria Residence in Sun City, left his loved ones on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tim was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania January 30, 1934 to Charles and Julia (Henderson) Barrow. He moved to Arizona as a young boy and lived in many places in the Phoenix area including Litchfield Park, Scottsdale, Goodyear, and Sun City. Tim attended school at Litchfield Park, New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from college with a degree in Political Science. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Army and served in West Germany. Upon returning to the United States, he became a bank trust officer and a Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In 1966 he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. During his term in the House, he sat on the Ways and Means Committee, was majority whip in 1969 and Speaker of the House in 1971. He was elected Mayor of Phoenix in 1973. Tim traveled the state extensively when he was the Race Commissioner, overseeing both horse and dog racing. After retiring, Tim and Sharon, his wife of 22 years enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Tim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cinda Weaver. He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Todd of Ramona, California, Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada, stepsons Dennis of Kalispell, Montana, Rick of Great Falls, Montana, daughters Sandra and Susan of Scottsdale, Sheryl of Phoenix, step-daughters Debra of Pasco, Washington, and Dee of Seattle Washington, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Beall, George D., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 06-Oct-1976 Mr. Beall died at 6:45 p.m. at Scott & White Hospital in Temple after a brief illness. Mr. Beall, a partner in Nunn, Griggs and Beall law firm here, was born July 1, 1934 and attended public schools here. He was graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and then attended the University of the South before going to Southern Methodist University. He was graduated from SMU in 1957 and received his law degree there in 1960. Mr. Beall was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  Mr. Beall married Patricia Browning July 5, 1958, in Haynesville, La. He was past chairman of the board of deacons of the First Presbyterian Church and was also an elder. He was chairman of the pulpit nominating committee and was a past Sunday School teacher. Mr. Beall was active in Boy Scout and Girl Scout work. He was past chairman of the Heart Fund and was a member of the Chuck Wagon Gang. Mr. Beall was former president of the Nolan County Bar Assn. Survivors include his wife; a son, Dent Browning Beall of the home; a daughter, Jane Elizabeth Beall of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dent Beall, Sr. of Sweetwater; a sister, Jane Beall Carothers of Dallas; his aunt, Mrs. Ernest Wright and cousins Allen Wright and Don Wright, all of Abilene.
Bicknell, Albert J. 1955 HS ~ 29-Apr-1996

Black, BG Joseph L., NMARNG (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 01-Mar-2003 General/Deacon Joseph L. Black formerly of Santa Fe, N.M. died at his home in Los Angeles on March 1, 2003. He was born on July 12, 1935 to Joseph A. Black and Elizabeth Black in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he was raised. He attended St. Michael’s School, later enrolling in the high school and Jr. College of the New Mexico Military Institute. While attending the Texas Technological University, he met and married Sondra Stone of Lubbock, Texas. He was commissioned in 1958 as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. His early assignments included units within armor, military police, and engineering. Joe Black took a break from military service and worked for the State of New Mexico for a few years. He reentered active duty in 1969 and was eventually transferred to Washington D.C. While there, he completed religious studies at St. Joseph’s seminary and was ordained a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. General Black and Sondra returned to Santa Fe in 1986 and accepted an assignment with the New Mexico National Guard. General Black retired from active service in 1993 at which time he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. He retired from the Department of Military Affairs in 1995. In 2001, General Black and Sondra moved to Los Angeles, California. General Joseph Black is survived by Sondra Black, his wife of forty-five years, along with his children, David Black, Shelley Black-Gonzales, and Cynthia Black of Los Angeles and Stephen Black of Greeley Colorado. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Samantha Black, Ryan Black, Evan Gonzales, and Natalie Rebenkoff. 
Blackwood, Harold D. 1955 HS
Bloomquist, William C. 1955 JC ~ 12-Jan-2008 was born in Douglas, AZ, on February, 25, 1935 and went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2008 in Tucson. He is survived by his wife, Judy of Elfrida, AZ. In 1995, Barbara, his wife of 40 years preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Helen Christine Bloomquist of Texas and his children, Bill, Jr., (Maryann) of Riva, Maryland, Nelda (Mark) Nichols of Tucson, and Linda (Dan) Denham of Flagstaff, stepsons, Timothy (Gloria) Frazier of Elfrida, and Brian (Greta) Frazier of Tucson. Bill has seven grandchildren, Brittany and Ethan Nichols, Brooke Bloomquist, Sydney and Parker Denham, Christian and Samuel Frazier. Bill joined the family business, Bloomquist Insurance Agency of Douglas in 1966 and later opened a second office in Bisbee and retired in 1998. He was past president of the Independent Insurance Agents Assn. Of Arizona and board member for Cochise County Planning & Zoning and Southeastern Arizona Medical Center. He was active in several community organizations such as the Lions Club, Mt. Moriah Lodge, Rotary Club, and Rainbow Girls. He was a committed Christian who served the Lord faithfully. He will be remembered by all as a generous, kind-hearted man who loved southern Arizona, its history and people. His family will treasure the many stories of growing up on the ranch, interest in our activities and successes in life. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather and husband.
Bowman, R. Don 1955 HS ~ 05-Jun-2013 75, of Branson, Mo. passed away June 5, 2013. Don was born on Aug. 26, 1937 to Jack and Fern Bowman in Lubbock, Texas. Don attended school in Lorenzo, Texas, graduated from NMMI in Roswell, NM, and later attended Texas Tech. Don leaves behind two children, Jackie Bowman of Tarzana, Calif. and Casey Bowman of Los Angeles, Calif.; his sister, Judy Miller of Lubbock; stepmother, Johnnie Bowman of Idalou; two nieces; and numerous friends. Don was a country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host. He recorded for RCA Victor between 1964 and 1970 and was the original host for the radio show American Country Countdown. In 1966 He won the Favorite County Comedy Recording of the Year award and in 1967 was named Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association. Don served as DJ for several radio stations starting in local stations KDUB and KLLL, and later stations in El Paso, San Diego, Twin Cities, and Branson. As a performer he was the opening act for Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, and other country music stars.
Brainard, Stephen W. 1955 JC
Brewer, Ernest E., Jr. 1955 JC
Brown, Rex B. 1955 HS ~ 26-Jul-2002
Bulls, Felix B. 1955 JC ~ 28-Dec-2013 78, of Tyler, was born on March 7, 1935, in Pampa to Bransford and Kezzia Bulls. He passed away Dec. 28, 2013, in Tyler. After graduating high school in Monahans, he went on to earn a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent over 30 years working for Amoco Production Company in Wyoming, Oklahoma and Texas. Sonny was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and enjoyed his time with his Men’s Bible Study Group. Sonny and Janet had many enjoyable trips with good friends following retirement. Some of his most cherished time was spent as a loving and caring “Chief” to his prodigious clan. He exercised tremendous amounts of love and faith to everyone that had the privilege of knowing him. Sonny is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet, of Tyler; sons, Felix and his wife Jan, of Frisco, Keith, of Tomball, David and his wife Susan, of Tyler, and Barry and his wife Glenna, of Cypress; sister, Jan and her husband Arthur, of Tyler; and his 10 grandchildren, Caleb, Ashleigh, Casey, Phoebe, Brady, Zoe, Haley, Landry, Brandon and Avery.
Burns, Dr. William Q., Jr. 1955 JC
Burris, Marvin O. 1955 HS
Bushman, Clarence E. 1955 HS ~ 19-Dec-2005
Carlisle, COL Alan R., USA (Ret) 1955 SC
Christakis, Charles E. 1955 HS ~ 02-Sep-1997
Clark, Jack A. 1955 HS ~ 22-Mar-2011 75, the son of Floyd and Mary (Winter) Clark, was born on Feb. 7, 1936, at Pampa, Texas. Jack was baptized as a young boy and confirmed in 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran in Denver. On Aug. 16, 1958, he was united in marriage to Dorris Antrobus at St. Johns Lutheran in Denver. To this union four children were born. Jack was retired from Qwest Communications in Denver as a project manager. He was a citizen of the Chickasaw National Tribe. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Katie Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Dorris, of Superior; children, Mrs. Tor Brunso (Mary) of Fayetteville, Ga., Tim Clark of Arvada, Colo., Mrs. Brett Anderson (Nancy) of Littleton, Colo., and Rod Clark of Henderson, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren, Karen, Karl, Brian, Justin, Jessica, Stephanie, Olivia, Steven, Victoria and Gabrielle. He is also survived by his aunt, Estelle Hill, and family of Ada, OK
Claunch, James J. 1955 HS ~ 07-Feb-2009
Cloud, Frederick Bruce 1955 HS ~ 24-Jun-1993
Cloud, Robert C. 1955 HS ~ 01-Jul-1980
Coe, Freddy W. 1955 JC ~ 28-Feb-2014  lost his battle with ALS Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was born near San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 31, 1935 to Fred Earnest and Velma Blackburn Coe. Upon graduation from high school in Kermit, Texas, he entered the New Mexico Navel Institute. After one year, Fred received notification that he had been accepted to West Point, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Baylor University and a NROTC Scholarship to Tulane University. Fred was the first person to be accepted to West Point and Annapolis Naval Academy in the same year. Fred chose to further his education at the Naval Academy. Upon graduating from Annapolis, Fred served in various positions in the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet where he earned the National Defense Service Metal. Following his service in the Navy, Fred began a career of sales and marketing in the electronics industry. His career took him to Maryland, South Dakota, Charlotte, Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Ga. Fred retired to Statesville in 1999 with his beloved wife, Elizabeth, who survives him. Also surviving are daughters, Karen Loudermilk and husband, Roy, Moira Bogley and husband, Bob; sons, Sean Coe and wife, Cory and Brian Coe. He is also survived by grandchildren, Brendan Bogley, Mairaide Bogley, Roman Bogley and Tonya Loudermilk. Fred enjoyed skeet shooting, fishing and travel with his wife, Elizabeth.
Coll, COL James Neville, USAR (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 04-Sep-2001
Connery, David B., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 01-Oct-1980
Corn, LTC Poe R., USA (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 02-Jan-2007
Courtright, Edward L. 1955 HS ~ 31-May-2014, born July 3, 1937 in Spokane, WA passed away May 31, 2014 at home surrounded by his family and friends, after fighting a long battle with Parkinsons’s. At the age of two Ed and his family returned to their homeland in Tucson, AZ. Ed graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM. Ed was active in sports including basketball, swimming, track, and playing in the dance band. Ed’s education included: B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Equivalent Credits to B.S. in Meteorology, Texas A&M, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Tennessee, and Alexander Hamilton Institute, School of Modern Business. He was employed by USAF from 1960 to 1962 as a Meteorologist/Weather Forecaster in Utah. From 1962 to 1971 Union Carbide Corporation as a Development Engineer in Tennessee. From 1971 to 1974 General Electric Corporation as a Process/Manufacturing Engineer in North Carolina. From 1974 to 1976 General Electric Corporation as a Project Manager/Development Engineer in California. From 1976 until his retirement in 2002 he was employed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory holding various managerial positions. During Ed’s career he was highly respected by his peers in the high-tech and research fields. He had many accomplishments in his life including serving on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Europe. He produced 34 publications and received 2 patents for his research. In 1984 while working as a consultant on a space project in Arlington, Texas, he met his wife, Nancy. They were married a year later. Nancy and Ed both referred to each other as “the love of my life”, and that was true. Ed and Nancy traveled and enjoyed their life together, with their dogs, plus visits from Nancy’s Daughter Jill and twin grandchildren from Texas. They also enjoyed traveling with members of Nancy’s high school class. The class friendship was a highlight in all their lives. Ed enjoyed working in his orchard and playing golf, which he began around the time of his retirement. He enjoyed watching sports on TV, eating out, and Dancing. Ed is survived by his wife Nancy of 29 Years, stepdaughter Jill Terry of Arlington TX, and grandchildren Kyle, and Kayla, and great-grandson Langston. His daughter Robin Alfieri (Marc) of Redmond, WA. and grandchildren Nicholas and Marco. Also a son Bart Courtright of Seattle, WA. 

Craven, Robert E. 1955 JC
Edmond “Bing” Crosby III 1955 HS
: restauranteur, story teller, Native American art dealer, a team roping cowboy with a knack for trouble and a heart of gold. He was an authority in all things American Indian. In short: a legend. Bing passed away, surrounded by loved ones, on January 4, 2019 due to complications from a stroke.  Bing was born in McAlester, OK. His love affair with Native American art began at just 15 years old when he worked in his family’s restaurants trading hamburgers for pottery and jewelry. That jewelry made its way into suitcases, which he packed up and took on the road. He’d visit numerous customers across the country, often taking the artists along with him. But as any true road warrior knows, the road comes with both obstacles and opportunities. In Bing’s case, when faced with a road block, he simply took to the skies. His turquoise was airborne. Bing was in the wholesale and manufacturing industry of Native American jewelry before touching down in Park City. He and his wife, Vickie, opened The Crosby Collection in 1990 which is still open to this day. Until recently, Bing worked six days a week, always accompanied by a four-legged friend. Bingo, as many friends fondly called him, was larger than life. He was a consummate gentleman, a man who even in illness, still opened doors for his beautiful wife. A man who’d deliver a one liner that could make a room roar and in the same breath, envelope you in a wonderfully detailed origin story about his favorite pueblo potter. If you knew Bing, then you knew about his “colorful” vocabulary. The kind that could make a sailor blush. But that was him “unapologetically” authentic. A true American original. If you were lucky enough to call Bing a friend, then you probably have a funny Bing story. It’s just the way he was, and he was proud of it. Bing’s legacy can never be forgotten because it exists in those stories and in all of our hearts. Bing was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Edmond Crosby II; his son, Matthew Crosby; and his beloved Krozdog. Survivors include his loving wife, Vickie of Park City, UT; his sons, David (Connie) Crosby of Albuquerque, NM and Chris (Heather) Crosby of Oklahoma; his constant companion, Lander Blu; grandsons, Cody Crosby and Clay Crosby of Albuquerque; and granddaughter, Cheyenne (Maverick) Thatcher of England; and great-grandson, Tenor Thatcher.

Cummings, Billy H. 1955 JC
Darwin, Darius W., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 07-Jul-2006
Davis, Charles H., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 25-Sep-1994
Davis, LTC Hal W., USAR (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 17-Sep-2004 69,  was born January 3, 1935, in Dallas and given the name Wallie Hendricks. Davis was adopted by Clyde and Mary Davis of Sherman, and his name was changed to Hal Wylie Davis. Davis attended schools in Sherman, graduating from Sherman High School in 1953. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, graduating from junior college in 1955.Davis attended Texas Tech College in Lubbock before entering the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1958. He returned to Texas Tech in 1962 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial psychology.He left active duty in the Army in 1970, after serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. Davis accepted a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves, and entered Federal Civil Service at Fort Hood, Texas. He then transferred to Sierra Vista, Ariz., in Civil Service.Davis then worked as a contractor to the Army for SASC. Later, he accepted employment with Validity Corporation in the area of San Diego, Calif.Davis retired from the reserves as a lieutenant colonel.In 1987, he returned to Fort Hood and re-entered Civil Service, working for what eventually became the Operational Test Command at West Fort Hood.Davis entered the ministry as a part-time local pastor for the United Methodist Church. He served churches in Topsey, Pidcoke and Nolanville. He retired from ministry in 2000.Davis received numerous awards from the Army, including the bronze star, the meritorious serivce medal, one award of the Army commendation medal for valor, and four awards of the Army commendation medal.In civil service, he received several outstanding performance awards and sustained superior performance awards.He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons, Dale Edward Davis of Grand Rapids, Mich., Brian Keith Davis of Corpus Christi, and John Arthur Davis of Los Angeles, Calif.; his birth mother, Modemia Teel of Roswell, N.M.; three siblings, Crista Baltzegar and Vianna Steffans, both of Roswell, N.M., and Clifford Teel of Navajo Dam, N.M.; four granddaughters and one grandson.Memorials may be made to Nolanville United Methodist Church.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home of Harker Heights. Bryson Van Higginbotham Bryson Van Higginbotham, the infant son of Vanisse Keen and Brian Higginbotham, was born and died Sept. 15, 2004, at a Temple hospital. Private memorial services were held by the family.Survivors include his parents of Killeen; sisters Alexis Keen and Aspen Keen; maternal grandparents Linda Dawson and John Reding; and paternal grandparents Debbie and Bruce Higginbotham.
Davis, Lloyd L., Jr. 1955 SC ~ 05-Mar-2016 was born in Knox City, Texas on June 6, 1931, to Daisy and Lloyd L. Davis Sr. He died March 5, 2016 at home in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Lloyd attended elementary school in Knox City. He graduated from Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas, in 1949. He then entered New Mexico Military Institute where he completed Junior College 1953 and Senior College 1955 He was commissioned into the United States Army as a First Lieutenant and served in Germany from 1956 to 1958. He returned to Ruidoso and with his parents developed and operated Davis Developments. Lloyd was Mayor of Ruidoso from 1966 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1982 and from 1986 to 1990. He was General Manager of Ruidoso Jockey Club from 1973 until his retirement in 2006. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lottie-Beth Davis.Lloyd L. Davis, Jr.
DeAmaral, MAJ Charles F., Jr., USA 1955 SC – Vietnam-Killed in action while directing a helicopeter air attack on 4 October 1965.
Dean, Jack L. 1955 SC ~ 26-Sep-2015  was born in Moriarty and died Saturday evening in Los Lunas, at age 82, surrounded by the family that loved him so much. He is survived by his loving wife, Martie; sister Bonnie Evans of Albuquerque; brother John Sullivan of Bastrop, TX; and sister Debbie Carson of Prescott, AZ. His large family includes his loving children, son David of Willard, daughter Donna (Frank) of Irving, TX, son Adam of Mill Valley, CA, and son Jake (Colleen) of Dallas, TX; step-children Michael, Jennifer and Rob; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a long list of friends who were lucky enough to know Jack Dean through the years. Jack was raised on his father’s cattle ranch the ‘X-Spear’, south of Willard. Living the life of a rancher and a true cowboy, he learned to ride horses at a very young age. His leadership and horsemanship produced two national collegiate polo titles, the first against Princeton, the other against Yale for his beloved New Mexico Military Institute, which he graduated from in ’55. For decades no other New Mexico collegiate team had won a national collegiate title. And having won two is an accomplishment that stands today. After college Jack served in the U.S. Army , Armored Division attaining the rank of First LT, he continued to play polo nationally, joined the Jaycees and was elected president of the Norman, OK Chamber of Commerce. He was a very successful manager of regional shopping malls before joining his sister to launch a thriving mail and storage venture in Albuquerque. Jack was very active with the alumni of NMMI, serving as president of their alumni association. He was a three time inductee into the Institute’s hall of fame and a founder of the Institute’s annual alumni trail ride. The number of people whose lives he touched is difficult to measure. Everyone who met him met an honest, loving, and genuine man. His family will love him and think about him every day.
Deitz, Robert L. 1955 JC ~ 28-Jan-2001
Demos, Dr. George T. 1955 HS ~ 12-Oct-2012
Donoghue, Timothy H. 1955 HS
Duson, Walter W., III 1955 JC
Dutton, George M. 1955 JC ~ 19-May-2012  George passed away at his home surrounded by his family on May 19, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 19, 1934, in Pryor, Oklahoma to the late John Joseph Dutton and Lazine Selby Dutton. George was enlisted in the Army stationed in Tokyo, during the Korean War. He worked at Johnny Baxter’s, Roy Smith’s, and Omaha Steaks. He was owner and operator of Dutton’s Auto Sales. George will be well remembered in the tennis community. He organized senior tennis leagues and raised funds used for purchasing portable Automatic Defibrillators for the tennis courts. In addition to his love of tennis, George enjoyed hunting, bike riding, fishing, camping, cooking, and most of all sharing his passions with grandchildren. George is survived by his wife Phyllis and children; Christina Erickson and husband Wayne, Shirley Vaughan and husband Mark, Jeff Welch and wife Beth; his eight grandchildren; Martin Kueny, Holly Welch, Norman Welch and wife Jessica, Brandon Erickson, Everett Welch, Sean Erickson, Augie Welch, and Derek Vaughan; also his 3 great-grandchildren; Garrett Welch, Zoe Welch-Ribeiro and Rylan Welch. He was preceded in death by his step father, two bother-in laws and a sister in law. He is further survived by his sister Sally Davis and her husband Stanley, his bother-in law Roy Drummond and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Eaker, John R. 1955 HS
Farr, Ed H. 1955 HS
Farrar, James P. 1955 HS ~ 08-Apr-1999
Farrell, William C.  “Bill” 1955 HS ~ 20-May-2005  died at his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at West Funeral Home with Chaplain Jimmy Ryan of Golden Services Hospice officiating.Arrangements are by West Funeral Home.Bill, a lifelong resident of Carlsbad, was preceded in death by his parents, Tat and Rosa Belle Farrell.Bill graduated from Carlsbad High School, attended Texas Tech in Lubbock and then New Mexico Military Institute. He received an Honorable Discharge from the Naval Reserve in 1963.He worked alongside his father as a distributor of Shell Oil products for many years and later spent 17 years with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Department, where he retired as a lieutenant in 1999.He is survived by his wife, Judy; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Martha; daughter, Diane; grandchildren, Robert, Alex and Meghan; sister and brother-in-law, Addie Belle and Jack Kenney; brother-in-law, Joe Bates; nephew and wife, Jim and Carolyn Kenney; and niece, Debra Kenney.
Ferguson, J. David 1955 HS ~ 04-Dec-1989
Fischer, James B. 1955 HS ~ 01-Aug-2004
Fite, Dr. Richard T. 1955 JC
Frazier, Lake J., Jr. 1955 SC ~ 06-Jul-1985
French, Billy C. 1955 JC ~ 07-Jun-2014 79, beloved husband, father, and Poppa passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Bill was born in Levelland, Texas, on September 26, 1934, to W.O. and Mamie (Chick) French who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Elaine; son Alan French and wife Sarahjane of Ruidoso, daughter Delaina Franzoni of Roswell, daughter Davona Hickey and husband Robert of Roswell. Poppa is survived by seven grandchildren: Darin Franzoni and wife Laura of Aurora, Colorado; Alyssa Hopkins and husband Daniel of Bosque Farms; Kara Hickey of Rio Rancho; Caitlin Kipp of Ruidoso; Abagail Kipp of Ruidoso; Breanna Hickey of Roswell; and Erica French of Ruidoso. Pops was eagerly anticipating the birth of his first great-grandchild Ian Conner Hopkins. Bill was a gifted athlete and was a member of Roswell High School’s 1952 State Basketball Championship team. He went on to play basketball for the NMMI Broncos and ENMU Greyhounds. Pops often recounted stories about the exploits of his teams as they traveled around the country playing the game he loved so much. Upon graduation he was able to continue his love of the game as a coach. He was an assistant coach for the Roswell High state champions in 1962. He moved over to Goddard and was the head basketball coach until 1974. He moved to Dexter to become the Principal of the high school until his retirement in 1985. During his career he touched many lives and provided a living example of gentle strength and leadership. Bill was a past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE 969. He enjoyed the many friends and activities he was involved in while a member of the Elks. Bill has served the community in many capacities and enjoyed meeting and working with everyone. Bill discovered his passion for art after his retirement. He was a very talented painter with acrylic being his favorite medium. He was a member of and sold his work at The Gallery. He was also a member and past vice president of the Roswell Fine Arts League. Bill was confirmed into St. Andrews Episcopal Church in 1986. Through the years, he had enjoyed attending services with his children, grandchildren and many friends. He served on the vestry for many years and took great pleasure in being an usher for services. Bill had always felt he found a home when walking into the church for the first time. It was his wishes to have his ashes interned in the columbarium there. Bill has always voiced that his greatest pleasure in life has come from being a father and grandfather. He was very excited about becoming a great grandfather to Ian who is expected any day.
Gallegos, Juan J., Jr. 1955 SC ~ 26-Nov-2004
Gellenthien, Carl W. 1955 JC ~ 21-Jan-1995
Gibbons, MAJ James O. 1955 JC ~ 01-Dec-1986
Gray, Samuel F., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 07-Jun-2002
Gregg, Douglas S. 1955 HS
Grubbs, David R. 1955 HS ~ 01-Nov-1983
Guerro, Johnie S. 1955 HS
Hall, Don T. 1955 HS
Hallenbeck, Vernon M. 1955 SC ~ 03-Dec-1997
Hanzel, John W. 1955 HS
Harden, David W. 1955 JC ~ 12-Jun-2005 69, of Port Royal, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, in St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah. Services will be private. Mr. Harden was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Oklahoma City, a son of Dorothe Ellerby Harden and John Hale Harden. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from Colorado State University. He then entered the Air Force and served three tours in Vietnam as a fighter pilot and separated as captain. After leaving the Air Force, he was a pilot for many years with Braniff Airlines and later for Aramco in Saudi Arabia. He was most recently a pilot with NetJets International in Okatie. He enjoyed restoring and riding motorcycles and vintage cars. Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth Sartor Harden, of Port Royal a son, Dirk Harden of San Diego, Calif. a brother, John J. Harden of Oklahoma City and two granddaughters.
Harrell, Alfred L. 1955 JC ~ 23-Dec-2009  On Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 Alfred Lee Harrell, age 74, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away.
Hatfield, Robert D. 1955 HS ~ 01-Jan-1980
Head, William H. 1955 HS ~ 01-Dec-1971
Herren, Ralph W. 1955 JC
Hilligardt, James C. 1955 JC ~ 27-Sep-1994
Holdahl, Theodore B. 1955 HS ~ 04-Jun-1993
Holloway, Lt Col Jerry M., USAF (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 11-Dec-2010 , 73, of Winter Haven, passed away at home on Saturday, December 11, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Jerry retired to Winter Haven, 25 years ago after serving 25 years in the US Air Force. He was an alumnus of New Mexico Military Institute as well as the University of Florida. He was a true Gator fan and enjoyed yearly season tickets to watch the Cleveland Indian’s Spring Training. He is preceded in death by wife, Brenda “Joy” Holloway. Survived by son Andy Holloway (Deb), daughter Niki Bush (James), both of Orlando, and stepdaughter Kim Evans (Aaron), Louisville, KY. Also survived by first wife, Sandy Holloway, Orlando, and 7 grandchildren, Cory, Ben and Dakota Bush, Sarah Shope (Brandon), Sophia Whitfield, all of Orlando, Esther Whitfield, Miami, Ella Evans, Louisville, KY.
Hooker, Jim L. 1955 HS ~ 22-Jun-2016  left this world peacefully on June 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. He was a man with a brilliant mind and a heart of gold. The last 30 years of his life were spent recognizing disenfranchised individuals whom he could counsel and help get their lives in order so they could achieve confidence and peace through the Twelve Step program of AA. He had a special gift for discerning lost souls and never giving up pushing and encouraging them into productive and peaceful ways of life. Giving this help was his greatest pleasure.Jim was born in Albany, Texas July 13, 1937, the son of Alva Ruth and Fay Hooker, from a family long connected to Albany. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and graduated from St. Mark’s School in Dallas. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and attended an Executive Program at Rice University in Houston.Out of college, he worked for a few years for the IRS and with his father before going into business with Herschel O’Kelley in 1964. They operated Gibson Discount Stores out of Midland, Texas and eventually began investing in oil and gas with Jim’s father.Through the years, Jim was passionate about bass fishing, golfing and tournament bridge excelling as well as having great fun. In bridge, he was on the winning team in 1975 of the Grand National Tournament in Europe. He was an avid reader, art aficionado, and movie goer. Most of all, he loved and had a passion for people.Jim moved to California in 1977 and searched for and found a way to participate in helping with LGBT causes as a volunteer and philanthropist. He gave generously to the Williams Institute of UCLA , was on the Founders Council, and a tireless ambassador. This spring, he was celebrated by being presented with its “Institute’s Excellence in Service Award,” which was an acknowledgment of his work for the greater good.He loved a challenge and he loved people. Many friends and family will lovingly think of him and dearly miss the person of Jim L. Hooker. He cared for, saw about, loved and helped humanity by consistently giving of his mind, resources, and his time. He was both gentle and tough, accomplished and intellectual.Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Alva Ruth and Fay, brother Jack Hooker, and niece Shannon Hooker.He is survived by sisters Jane and Fay Jean, niece Jill, nephew Andrew Hooker, and aunt Jeanne Peterson.Jim will always be in the minds and hearts of untold numbers of lives that he helped, saved, or befriended.
Hughes, LTC Jimmie T., USA (Ret) 1955 JC
Hunter, Skillman C. 1955 HS ~ 01-Mar-2015  born June 24, 1937 – passed away March 1, 2015. He and his wife, Myra, were married in Roswell, New Mexico in 1955. They were blessed with a wonderful family – Karen (George) Bird, Kevin (Gina) Hunter, Kelly (Warren) King and six wonderful grandchildren – Hunter Bird, Jacqueline Hunter, Cameron Bird, Matthew Hunter, Kaitlyn King and Ryan King. Kim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. After working for Air-Research Garret Corp. in Phoenix and KVB Consulting in Southern California, Kim formed his own company, Acrobytes Software. He enjoyed sailing, music and writing. In 2006 he wrote a children’s book, “The Little Cow in Valle Grande”.
Husler, Joseph E. 1955 HS ~ 05-Jan-2001
Hutchings, John H. 1955 JC ~ 20-May-2000
Huyssoon, John W., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 27-Jun-2008
Ikeda, Frederick T. 1955 JC ~ 01-Jul-1994
Johnson, Burton L. 1955 HS ~ 01-Nov-1977
Jones, Arleigh S. 1955 JC ~ 01-Feb-1987
Jones, Harold L., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 03-Jun-2016
Junker, LTC Richard D., USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 01-Jul-1989
Kay, Dennis S. 1955 HS ~ 06-Jun-2001
Keeling, Charles A., Jr. 1955 HS
Kirkpatrick, Damon C. 1955 JC
Knowles, MAJ James F. “Jim”, USAF (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 12-Jul-2018 80
, of Hereford passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home. James, son of the late Daniel Emmerson and Amy Dona (Fraser) Knowles was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 2, 1938. Jim graduated from Tucson High School and received his Associates Degree from New Mexico Military Institute. He served his country proudly for 20 years with the United States Air Force as a pilot and attained the rank of Major. While serving his country Jim saw action during two tours in Vietnam. Jim received the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1970 and the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service for Leadership and Devotion. After his retirement from the Military, Jim flew for America West Airlines for 12 years and retired as a captain in 2001. Jim has resided in Arizona for the past 64 years. He loved astronomy and carpentry. His love for carpentry led him to build his home in Hereford where he has resided for the past 20 years. He also had a star named after him which is officially registered and located at RA150.1547018 and Declination32.083511 named in the honor of James Gun Fighter Knowles, in the Universal Star Catalog dated December 25, 2015. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by a stepson, Michael Avery, his beloved companions, Tigger, Callie, Boss, and Moxie. Jim is survived by his wife Opal J. (Ward) Knowles; two sons, Kurt J. Knowles (Sandee) and James W. Knowles (Yvette); a stepdaughter, Teresa R. Cotton; seven grandchildren, Edward and Shelby Knowles, Tommy, Malissa, and Michael Knowles, Sariel Gauthier and Rodger Bute; two great grandchildren, James D. Gauthier and Kayla Knowles.

Krause, Daniel F. 1955 SC ~ 27-Jun-2012 March 11, 1934 – June 27, 2012 – Daniel F. Krause, Sr., 78, of Roswell. He went home to be with his dear Lord and Savior Jesus on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He will be greatly missed. Dan was born on March 11, 1934 in Graham, TX, to Windell F. (Red) and Marie (Nonnie) Krause. He attended NMMI and then served his country well in the Armed Forces while stationed in Korea. He returned home to marry his sweetheart Dorothy (Dottie) Ann Blewett on January 7, 1961. They had two children Dan, Jr. And Kari Louise. He spent his life taking care of his family, working hard, playing golf, telling amusing stories, and ministering to others. He loved God and had great joy in visiting the dear men in prison. In his later years he enjoyed and loved his precious neighbors who tended to him so faithfully. He is preceded in death by his wife Dottie, his parents Wendell and Marie, and his sister Patricia. He is survived by his son Dan, Jr. of Ft. Collins, CO; daughter Kari and husband Tom, and their two children Anna and Josiah of Glen Rose, TX; and his many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Lancaster, LTC George N., USA (Ret) 1955 JC
Lane, John F. 1955 HS ~ 14-Apr-2015 of St. Paul, MN passed away in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in his home after a long illness. John was born in San Francisco and grew up in Southern California and post-WWII, Frankfurt Germany. Growing up, he butted heads with teachers and coaches and then became both teacher and ski coach in the late 1960’s at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, MA. Throughout his life, John was a passionate champion of the civic causes he believed in, counseling teens considering service in the Vietnam War and volunteering to drive seniors to polls during elections. He traveled the world, birdwatching on five continents. He lived in Minnesota with his wife Renee and dog Dawson tending his koi and in Mexico listening to the jaguars. A man who loved dogs, he was also a counselor to recovering addicts, a friend to exchange students, a masterful model train collector. John met and married Renee Potts Petersen while a PhD student at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his beloved wife of 26 years, John will be missed by his step-daughter Aimee Petersen Schnabel, his son-in-law Eric Schnabel and his grandchildren Genevieve, McEwan and Kevin. John is also survived by cousins Joan and Catherine Jacobson, Paula Woolsey, Lisa Jayne, and Mac Teer.
Lang, Jay R. 1955 HS
Lankford, Dr. James E. 1955 JC ~ 19-Mar-2012 On Jan. 12 in 1935, “Jimmy” was born at home in Hagerman, to Willie Lou and Royce Lankford. He attended school in Hagerman through the ninth grade. He graduated high school and junior college at New Mexico Military Institute. He acquired needed college classes at North Texas University in Denton, Texas, to enable him to attend and graduate dental school at Baylor Dental in Dallas, Texas. While in College at North Texas he met and married his wife Virgina of 55 years, who preceded him in death. Jim is survived by his children, James E. “Jay” Lankford, II 1976 HS and wife Laura of West, Texas, daughter Sherry Stovall of San Patricio. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Jarett Stovall and wife Megan, Jerami Stovall, Brad Lankford and Grant Lankford, a great-granddaughter, Paislee Ann Stovall; sister Dorthy Prince and husband Bill of Dallas, Texas. After graduation, he moved his wife and two children to Roswell to set up and practice dentistry for 51 years. Jim was a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, International Academy of General Dentistry, life member of the American Dental Association, New Mexico Dental Association as well as serving two terms on the New Mexico State Dental Board and being instrumental in developing the New Mexico Dental Health Care Board which he served one term. Outside of the dental world, he actively supported his children and grandchildren by attending their sporting events from all parts of New Mexico to Missouri, Montana to central Texas. Distance and time were never an issue when it came to watching one of his compete in their desired sport.
Larson, Victor L. 1955 HS
Layne, Leslie A., II 1955 HS ~ 15-Sep-2014 78, passed away on 9/15/14 in Victoria, TX in a car accident. He was born on 4/8/36 in Houston to the late Max Emerson Layne and Blanche Olga Kinney. Bert graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1955 and earned a Business degree from SMU in 1959. His long career in oil field services included Layne and Bowler, Completion Services, OSCA and BJ Services. He is survived by Diana Layne, his wife of 28 years; stepsister Lynda Decker and husband John; stepsister Ginny Cottle and husband Will; daughter Terry Muschalek and husband James; son Kevin Layne and wife D’An; stepdaughter Darren Nelson and husband Young; stepson Schacht McCollum and wife Kaye; stepdaughter Carolyn Shimer and husband Scott; grandchildren Trey, Hannah, Sam, Kathleen, Emily, Kristina, Randi, Ryan, Madison and Leslie; great grandchildren Kennah, Christian, Case, Rhilynne and Avarie. Bert is preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Pauline Andrews Layne, wife Mary Helen McGahee, and stepdaughter Cheryl Foster. He was a proud Friend of Bill W. and helped countless men and women in AA over the past 36 years.
Leonard, John Rodney 1955 JC ~ 29-May-2003
Llewellyn, James L. 1″Jamie” 1955 HS ~ 03-Aug-2008 Local businessman and restaurateur passes at 72. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, on July 19, 1936 to George W. Llewellyn and Audrey Fey Daniel, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday August 3, 2008. James was married to Shelaine Llewellyn Fieber for 33 years and was father to William Leonard Llewellyn, Audrey Gene Llewellyn Craig; brother to Richard ‘Dick’ Llewellyn and Robert ‘Bob’ Llewellyn. He is survived by daughter, Jaime Lee Llewellyn; and grandchildren, Jack William Llewellyn, Emilee Shelaine Craig, and Sarah Marie Craig; along with brothers, William Llewellyn, Martin Zinn; and sisters, Sue Bricker and Mary Zinn, James attended the New Mexico Military Academy where he was the captain of the football team before attending Santa Barbra Junior College. James served as a cook for the Army in Fort Lewis, WA, during the early 1960’s. “JL” was an active restaurateur, bar owner, and businessman who began and ran a variety of establishments on the peninsula: most notably the El Patio in San Carlos, the Dog House in San Bruno and the House of Troy in San Carlos. “JL” was an active member and the house manager of the American Legion Post #585 in San Carlos.
Locklar, Jimmy L. 1955 JC
Lodewick, John W. 1955 HS ~ 12-Jul-2018  (August 18, 1937 – July 12, 2018) John Widney Lodewick passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. John was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 18, 1937, to Stanley Widney Lodewick and Laura Ballard Lodewick. A 1955 graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, John first came to Dallas that same year to attend Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the Thundering Herd pledge class of Phi Gamma Delta. After graduating from SMU in 1959, John joined the Marines, where he attained the rank of Captain. While serving his time at El Toro Marine Air Base in California, he met his beloved wife of 56 years, Julia Ann Kuhn. After the Marines, he returned to Dallas and earned his law degree at SMU in 1965. Upon graduation, he began his law career which lasted over 40 years. Over the years, John spent countless fun-filled hours with his family and many devoted friends in Dallas, New Mexico, and Ferndale Fishing Club. An avid self-taught golfer since his youth in Roswell, he was a charter member of Royal Oaks Country Club, his “home away from home”, where he served on the board and continued to walk 18 holes. John was also an active member of the Salesmanship Club and the SMU Mustang Club. Predeceased by his parents and older siblings, Dr. Richard Ballard Lodewick 1951 HS-1953 JC and Laura Patricia Lodewick, John is survived by his wife, Julie; his children, Laura Lodewick Waterston and Patrick Widney Lodewick, their spouses Tass and Cindy; and four grandchildren – Megan, Elise, Miles and LainieAs his family and all who were blessed to know him will readily attest, “Papa John” never met a stranger and was loved by all.
Mansfield, John W. 1955 HS
Marks, E. Peter 1955 JC
McArthur, Thomas D. 1955 ~ 09-Sep-2018 passed away September 3, 2018. He was born in Hobbs, New Mexico, April 16, 1937. He attended schools in Carlsbad, and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1955. He spent his junior year attending the New Mexico Military Institute along with his good friends, Billy Farrell and Odel Spurlin. Thomas served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for eight years.Thomas was preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie Lyn, and by his parents, Floyd and Maxine McArthur.For many years Thomas and his good friend and partner, Ray Leon, owned West Arc Welding and Machine Works in Silver City. He worked on several committees over the years, most notably chairing the Grant County Subdivision Committee. Thomas is survived by his wife, Linda, and by his son, Thomas Gregory and Greg’s wife Valerie. His grandchildren, Thomas Jacob and Kendall Jamie, whose fiance is Zach Bassett, were much loved by “Papa.”Thomas is also survived by his four sisters: Linda Kay and her husband Kenneth Yeager of Carlsbad; Cheryl M. Brantley of Mayhill, New Mexico; Marty McArthur of Midland, Texas; and Melissa McArthur of Christchurch, New Zealand.His many nieces and nephews will miss “Unkie” Tommy: Thomas Kent Yeager and his wife Lynne of La Luz, New Mexico; Cindy Yeager and her husband Terrell Rowe of Midland; Cate Brantley and her husband Jason Maley of Carlsbad; Lauren Brantley Brown of Granbury, Texas; Chad Harrell and Daryl Cannon of Austin, Texas; Casey Fore and her husband Taylor Casteel of Dallis; Celeste Skidmore and her husband Steven Unland of Midland; and Sam Skidmore and his wife Kelley of Temple, Texas.Thomas thoroughly enjoyed his last days by traveling with his son to Ruidoso to attend the horse sales with his good friend, Bill Melson. He was doing what he loved most visiting with good friends and family and talking horses.
Moore, Wood M. 1955 JC
Morris, Phillip D. 1955 HS ~ 01-Aug-1990
Morris, Will C., Jr. 1955 HS
Morrison, Sidney L., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 09-Oct-1992
Morton, Michael R. 1955 HS ~ 25-Nov-2018 who passed away at the age of 79 in the early morning hours of Friday, November 25, 2016, at Lafayette General Hospital. Michael was born June 7, 1937 in El Paso TX. He graduated from Ysleta High School in El Paso in 1956. He graduated from University of Texas El Paso. Before founding Landcoast, Michael was a consultant for a worldwide Insulation company. During his career Michael and the family spent a year living and working in Israel. Michael was fortunate enough to earn a living doing what he loved. In August 1974 he founded Landcoast Insulation Inc. headquarted in New Iberia, Louisiana. Through his hard work and tireless dedication Michael built Landcoast into what today is a leading force in the insulation industry. Michael was also actively involved in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, LA. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jessie Morton; son, Robert Michael Morton; and daughter, Robin Morton; five grandchildren, Hollie Morton White and husband Jeff White, Alyson Morton Blackwell, Taylor Morton, Myla Romero and Marley Romero; five great-grandchildren, Carter and Maddox Blackwell, and Noah, Harper and Henlee White; brothers, Edmond Morton and Timothy Morton; and sister, Frances Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth Morton; brothers, Patrick and Richard Morton; and sister, Mary Morton-Harrison. For those who were fortunate enough to know “Mick” many great memories come to mind. A man of few words, shy and reserved, who had a heart as big as could be. From filling a hundred trick or treating bags each year no matter if 10 kids came, to ordering Ruston peaches by the truckload each year for friends and family even though he didn’t even like peaches. Never one to want any praise or credit for the countless things he did. Never one to complain, no matter the pain. Without question his passion was his family. A loving husband of 56 years, a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he never missed the opportunity to be together. For those lucky enough to be with him at those times, the casual smile on his face told us all we needed to know. He was quietly taking it all in, one breath at a time. So many things we wish we could say now that you’re not here. Just know you’ve set the bar high, as a husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. We are so very blessed to have been able to share our lives with such an amazing person, in every facet of the word. As we reflect on all the great memories we have shared with Pops, we can all agree that heaven is lucky to have such a great soul, we can’t wait to see you.
Nalda, Louie Albert 1955 SC ~ 24-Jan-1992
Neff, E. Richard 1955 HS
Noedel, LTC Julian, Jr., NMARNG 1955 JC ~ 07-Nov-2006
Paris, Adolphus Williams, Jr. 1955 SC ~ 18-Jan-2010 , 76, of Athens died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at home surrounded by his family.A.W. “Dub” Paris was born June 12, 1933, in Midland, Texas, and grew up in nearby Phillips. He graduated with honors from the New Mexico Military Institute and served in the U.S. Army as an equestrian coach and trainer for the U.S. pentathlon team.Before moving with his wife Ruth to Athens in 2007, he lived and worked in the Kansas City, Mo., area for more than 40 years.Survivors include his wife, Helen Ruth Paris; daughters, Pamela Sue Paris of Dallas, Cynthia Anne Burkhead and husband John of Athens, Melanie Ruth Copeland and husband Mark of Chicago, formerly of Kansas City; grandchildren, Daniel and Joshua Scanlan of Athens, Alexander Paris of Dallas, Trey Montgomery of Kansas City, Cristy Van Hoff of Austin, Texas, Stephen Burkhead of Los Angeles, and Ryan Copeland of Overland Park, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Burkhead of Los Angeles and Olivia Van Hoff of Austin.Mr. Paris was preceded in death by his parents, Adolphus Williams Paris and Winifred Grace Paris; and his brother, Ernest Charles McCall Jr.
 Parsons, Robert E. 1955 JC
Patterson, Edward E. 1955 HS ~ 21-Jan-2010  Ed was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Tucumcari; the son of William Elmore Patterson and Lela Ethel (Haralson) Patterson. On Oct. 17, 1975, he was married to Martha Warren in Artesia. He was a longtime resident of Artesia. He served in the United States Air Force and was the owner and operator of Patterson Welding Works. He was a member of Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association, Artesia Country Club, Alto Lakes Country Club and the Artesia Senior Golf Association.He was preceded in death by his parents; son Ray Gwynne; and daughter Christy Patterson. Survivors include his wife Martha Patterson of the family home; sons Gary Gwynne and wife Barbara of Artesia, Rusty Gwynne and wife Nita of Artesia and Tony Bartley of Florida; daughter Kerry Callow and husband Kirk of Alaska; daughter-in-law Maxine Davis of Artesia; brother Tracy Patterson and wife Lou Ann of Artesia; sister Gaye d’Entremont of Artesia; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pemberton, James L. 1955 HS
Perry, George P., Jr. 1955 JC
Poe, Ivan O. 1955 JC ~ 06-Jul-2002
Pohly, COL Glenn William, USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 17-Jun-2008 age 74, passed away on June 17, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. Colonel Pohly was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 28, 1933. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in May 1955. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Armor. Colonel Pohly entered active duty, Regular Army, in July 1955. During his 30 year career, his decorations and awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. After his military career, among other areas of expertise, he taught Occupational Therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He was a Bexar County Master Gardener, an avid dancer with the Lamplighters, Revelers, Los Alegradores and the K Club. He was a lover of music being a member of the Opera Guild. A gifted artist in many mediums, he received awards for his stained glass and marquetry. Glenn was an extraordinary “out of the box” thinker and creator and lived life to its very fullest. All his life he was a superb athlete and runner, serving as a Scouting Leader for over 17 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. During his life, Glenn constantly stressed that it was his parents who taught him integrity, and a love of education and family. He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Glenn W. Pohly, Jr. and wife Kristin, Gregg Millard Pohly and wife Lori, Daniel Dean Pohly and wife Terry; daughters, Diana Rhea Pohly and husband Joseph Carty, and Debra Leigh Pohly; sister, Yvonne Chelew; 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 step children, Michael Romine Olive and wife Jennie, and Phillip Adair Olive and wife Nina.
Posz, LTC Joseph D. “Saki”, USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 05-Jan-2007  passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. A lifelong resident of Roswell, Joseph was born on Sept. 18, 1933 to Lt. Col Joseph Albert Posz and Ruby Moen Posz. He and Nancy Thomas were married June 16, 1957; she survives him at the family home. Joseph attended New Mexico Military Institute receiving his high school diploma in 1951 receiving a Bachelors of Science degree from NMMI in 1955, and a Masters Degree from American Technological University in 1975. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Joseph was a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, serving from 1955-1976, service in West Germany 1959-1960, and two combat tours in Vietnam 1965 and 1970 (seven campaigns). Numerous service schools including the US Army Command and General Staff College. He received decorations including, the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, oak leaf cluster, Metorious Unit Citation, and Vietnam Unit Citation, qualified Airborne Ranger and Aviation. He belonged to the Retired Officers Association, Association of the Army, United States Calvary Association, Military Order of the World Wars, and the NMMI Alumni Association, the VFW, American Legion, FOP, and ESGR. Joseph served as District Magistrate Division I, Chaves County Judge from 1987-1990. He was listed in the Who’s Who in the West 1982-1983, Who’s Who in American Education 1992-1993, and Who’s Who Among Teachers 1996 and in publications including article “A New Vehicle for Calvary,” Armor Magazine 1964, article “ To Train a Cavalryman” Armor Magazine 1964, article “Diamond Jubilee” New Mexico Magazine 1967, book “Military Heroes of New Mexico Military Institute” NMMI library 1994, and West Point of the West, A Family Odyssey, 2004. In addition to his wife, Nancy, Joseph is survived by his children, Joseph Thomas Posz 1977 HS and his wife, Anne Carroll, of Palm Harbor, FL, Julie Anne Posz Spangler and her husband, Bruce, and John F. Posz and his wife, Coetta, both of Roswell; grandchildren, Michele Nicole Posz 2008 HS-2010 JC and Jennifer Posz, Harley and Bruce Cody Spangler 2004 JC, and Derrick and Darrah Torres; great-grandchildren, Samantha Spangler and Alishia Torres; his mother, Ruby Posz Anderson (Honorary); sister, Cathy Posz Johnson and her husband, David E., of Dallas, TX; and his beloved cats. Joseph was preceded in death by his father,LTC Joseph Albert Posz, AUS (Ret) 1929 JC .
Price, Raymond S. 1955 SC ~ 17-Apr-1961
Reed, Louis M. 1955 JC ~ 17-Sep-2006
Reese, Frederick W. 1955 HS ~ 17-Jul-1993
Rickards, Byron D., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 29-May-1994
Rodgers, James W., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 02-Jul-2012 75, of Dallas TX, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands TX. He was born February 2, 1937 in Memphis TN and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Martha Warfield and Harry Newman Rodgers, Sr., and Martha Doyle and Philip Michael Canale, Sr., his parents Therese Canale and James Warfield Rodgers, Sr., all of Memphis, and a son James Warfield Rodgers, III, of Houston, TX. He is survived by three daughters, Lelia Hussey Rodgers of Houston, Therese Canale Rodgers of Baytown, TX, and Harriet Warfield Rodgers-Stubblefield of The Woodlands, a sister Martha Doyle Rodgers Lund of Memphis and a brother Philip Canale Rodgers of West Memphis AR, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In 1951, Mr. Rodgers graduated from St. Anneæs Catholic School then graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Mr. Rodgers attended Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN. He was affiliated with the family business, H N Rodgers and Sons Construction, Co., living in Texarkana, TX, before moving to Dallas to pursue independent contracting business.
Roff, Col Thomas D. (USAF (Ret) 1955 HS ~ 29-Apr-2018 age 80 years old, passed away on 29 April 2018. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for one year and was formerly a resident of Redmond, WA for the past 30 years. Tom was born on 6 May 1937 in Topeka, KS to Donald and Katie Roff, formerly of Roswell, NM. On 24 June 1956, he married his childhood sweetheart, Carolyn Callahan, daughter of Griff and Eva Callahan in Roswell, NM. Tom and Carolyn were married for 61 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn, his son Tom and daughter-in-law Kim from Colorado Springs, his sister Jody Leonard and Niece Jere Smith of Roswell, his Niece Cathey Marchel from Cleburne, TX and Nephew Dean Fowler from Ruidoso, NM, his grandchildren Austin and Garrett Roff, his granddaughter-in-law Kristen Roff and his great-granddaughter Quinnlyn Roff, all from Colorado Springs, CO. Tom was raised in Roswell and graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in 1955. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in 1960 and a Master of Science degree from Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri in 1975. Tom was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator and second lieutenant in June of 1960. He was assigned to the Military Airlift Command (MAC) at Travis AFB, California. During the next eight years, Tom accumulated over eight thousand flying hours in C-124s, C-130s and C-141s. From May 1970 until June 1971, Tom served as a forward air controller at Nakhon-Phanom RTAB, Thailand, logging over 600 flying hours during 152 night combat missions over North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In 1971 he returned to the Military Airlift Command and was stationed at McGuire AFB, New Jersey as Chief of Combat Operations. In 1972 Tom was assigned to HQ MAC, Scott AFB, IL to manage Airlift Control Elements and Combat Control Teams. During this assignment, he had extensive involvement in combined Special Operations Forces. Tom completed airborne training with the Navy SEALS in 1976 and participated in numerous joint operations during the next three years. He was promoted to Colonel in August 1979. Over the next several years, Colonel Roff held several positions in Contracting and Manufacturing for the USAF. He retired from the Air Force in March 1987. As a result of his outstanding service, Colonel Roff was awarded several awards and decorations. These include; the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, AF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Combat Readiness Medal, the Antarctica Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters and the Vietnam Service Medal with 8 Bronze Stars. After retiring from military service, Tom and Carolyn moved to the Seattle, WA area where Tom worked for Boeing Aerospace as the Operations Manager for Defense and Space Material. He retired from Boeing in 1994. Tom and Carolyn enjoyed touring on his Harley motorcycle and supported several charitable organizations while living in the Pacific Northwest.
Roy, Charles D. 1955 HS ~ 14-Jun-2009
Sanborn, Donald S. 1955 HS ~ 24-Apr-2009 71, of Jacksonville, died April 24, 2009, at Onslow Memorial Hospital.  He graduated from the University of Maryland and served his country proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps serving two tours in Vietnam. He also worked for NASA in Greenbelt, MD, and assisted with the Apollo project. Survivors include his wife, Janice Midgett Sanborn of Jacksonville; daughters, Joanna Fear of Burton, Ohio, Marjorie Coffaro of Hamburg, NJ, and Donna Nebroskie of Pottsville, PA; son, Kenneth Sanborn of Sussex, NJ; 10 grandchildren; and brother, Alden Ream Sanborn, Jr. of Annapolis, MD.
Schrader, Daniel W. 1955 JC ~ 21-Feb-2007  died Feb. 21, 2007, of cancer at age 71. Mr. Schrader was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Green Bay, WI. He graduated from West Point and served 21 years in the Marine Corp. In 1995, he moved to Molalla; he was administrator of Senior Estates in Woodburn for 11 years. He married Suzanne Helfrech in 1960. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kathleen; sons, Steven and Sean; and six grandchildren.
Sefrit, Frank W. 1955 JC
Shannon, Brian A. 1955 JC, 70, died Dec. 31, 2006. Born in New York City on May 15, 1936, son of James and Gizella Shannon, Brian grew up in southern California and graduated from high school in Beaumont, CA. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute before graduating from Pomona College in 1957. While at Pomona, Brian competed in cross-country running and track and field, running a 4:17 mile. After serving in the Army, Brian attended law school at University of California Berkeley, where he became deeply involved in the free speech and civil rights movements. During this time, he worked to help register black voters in the south and became interested in Socialist politics. Brian worked in the field of typesetting and graphic design for most of his career and was the owner of Village Type and Graphics in New York City. After moving to the Berkshires with his family in 1990, he was employed as a graphic designer by Homestyle Magazine. Earlier in his career, he worked as a photographer. Many of his photographs chronicled the political unrest in the 1960’s both in the United States and in France. Brian was an avid reader, particularly of history, politics, biographies, and mystery novels, and also enjoyed writing political commentary. He was a principled man who could honestly say that he lived his life according to his ideals of social justice and respect for humanity. Above all, Brian was a loving and devoted father and husband. He and his wife, Lisa Shannon, were married June 7, 1981, in New York. Brian leaves his wife, two children and faithful dog. He will be greatly missed. 
Shoemaker, CPT Ronald Z., USA (Ret) 1955 SC ~ 23-Dec-1998
Silliman, Ronald R. 1955 HS ~ 03-Apr-2003 , 66, of McKinney went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 3, 2003 surrounded by his loving family. Born March 24, 1937 in Houston, Texas to Herbert Ward Silliman and Lola Mae Cates. Attended New Mexico Military Institute, SMU and Texas Tech University. Ron served in the U.S. Army and the Dallas County Sheriffs Department under Bill Decker. Past owner of Texas Office Furniture & Supply and was a member of the Dallas Executives Association. Ron was currently enjoying a second career in the medical field at North Central Medical Center in McKinney. Survivors include his devoted wife of 45 years, Irvine Padgett Silliman, daughter and son-in-law Sindy & Randy Green of Dallas, son Ron Silliman, Jr. of Arlington, grandchildren Randall & Ross Green and Brandon & Shelby Silliman, one brother Robert Silliman of Aledo, hunting/fishing buddy Eric Macalik, Sandy Silliman, and a host of many friends.
Sisk, CPT Robert A., USA 1955 SC ~ 31-Mar-1971  – Vietnam-Killed in service – died of a stroke while serving near Bien Hoa on 31 January 1971.
Slatton, James A. 1953 HS-1955 JC 
Smith, Glenn A. 1955 HS ~ 29-Nov-1999
Smith, Kay H. 1955 HS ~ 22-Dec-1996
Smith, COL Stephen B., USA 1955 JC ~ 19-Oct-2009
Spiess, B. Randall 1955 JC
Springer, Guyle W., Jr. 1955 HS
Staley, Richard D. 1955 SC ~ 28-Oct-2014
Sterkel, Richard Allan 1955 HS ~ 01-Feb-1985
Stewart, George R. 1955 JC
Stewart, LTC Thomas H., USA (Ret) 1955 JC ~ 29-Aug-2009
Stokes, Thomas J., Jr. 1955 JC ~ 01-Jan-1986
Strickland, James F. 1955 JC ~ 06-Sep-1975
Sullivan, Wrigley O. 1955 HS
Tabet, Ray 1955 SC
Tatum, Clyde G., Jr. 1955 HS ~ 15-Jul-1991
Thomas, Iran L. 1955 HS ~ 28-Feb-2003
Thompson, LTC Chadwick C., USA (Ret) 1955 JC
Troelstrup, Nels H. 1955 HS ~ 08-Oct-2001
Vernon, Ronald L. 1955 JC ~ 21-Apr-2014 passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home in Seguin, Texas. He was 78 years old. Ronald was born to G.G. and Naoma (Heller) Vernon in Happy, Texas. He and his family moved to Plainview, Texas at the age of 10. Ronald graduated from Plainview High School and promptly moved to New Mexico to attend the Military Institute. After one year he moved to North Texas to attend college where he was a Delta-Sigma-Pi and earned a BBA in Business in 1957. Ronald then went to work in Dallas, Texas at Gaylord Container. After several years he moved back to Plainview and opened his own insurance brokerage company called the Vernon Agency. After thirteen years in business, he sold The Vernon Agency and moved to Birmingham, Alabama and began work as a court reporter. In 1966 he left Birmingham and moved to Corpus Christi. There he married Patricia Lee Ryan in 1981. They remained in Corpus Christi until they moved to Seguin, Texas in 1996. Ronald continued as a court reporter until he retired in 1998. Soon after retirement he began selling real estate for Mickey Ferrell Real Estate in Seguin. He retired again in January of 2014. Ron was an avid woodworker. He loved to build and finish furniture, went hunting every weekend, and enjoyed boating. Ronald leaves behind his wife of 33 years Patricia Harris Vernon, his children, Christopher Wayne Vernon and his wife Cheril, Gregory Glenn Vernon and his wife Renae; stepson Thomas Michael Harris and his wife Kari, stepdaughter Katherine Diane Harris, and stepson Jonathan Wetzel Harris. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Bryan, Collin, Brandon, Bailey, Kaylyn, Kolton, and great granddaughter Nevaeh Vernon, as well as his former wife Patsy Ann of Florida. Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter, Jana Leanne Vernon, in 2006.
Vertrees, Donald W. 1955 JC
Vestal, G. Charles 1955 HS ~ 30-Mar-2016
Vlahopoulos, Perry G. 1955 JC
Weiskirch, LTC Thomas, Jr., USA (Ret) 1955 SC
Whitmore, David C. 1955 HS ~ 01-Feb-2014
Williamson, Albert B. 1955 HS
Williamson, Robert R. 1955 JC
Witwer, Joseph C. 1955 JC
Wolfe, Erich J. 1955 HS
Wolff, Karl Rembrandt 1955 HS
Wood, Charles C. “Courtney”, CPCU, ARM 1955 JC ~ 16-Feb-2019 was born in Chillicothe, MO, August 29, 1935 to Charles L. and Evelyn Wood. He was raised in Fort Worth, TX, and graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1953. Courtney briefly attended and played football for New Mexico Military Institute before an injury ended his playing days. He then transferred to the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Army ROTC. Always a math whiz, he agreed to tutor the friend of a friend for her Economics class and she turned out to be the love of his life. He married Patricia Gardner from Oklahoma City on November 23, 1957. Shortly thereafter, he graduated with a business degree from OU and he and Patty moved to Houston, TX to begin his career in the insurance industry. He started as an underwriter with USF&G in Houston, moved to their home office in Baltimore, MD and later transferred to the Oklahoma City office. He became an agent serving and selling to clients when he joined the Howell-Stone Independent Insurance Agency in Edmond. At various times, he also ran his own agency, was a Vice President with Marsh & McLennan, Inc. and served as an expert witness for many insurance related court cases. Courtney also volunteered in his industry to better the business serving locally in Oklahoma and advancing to become the President of the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIAA), representing over 300,000 members. He spoke for reform and better legislation before United States Congressional Committees and met with national dignitaries during this work. He received many honors and awards for his contributions to the industry including the Eagle of Excellence Award and the Woodworth Memorial Award, the most prestigious of the industry. In 1996, after more than 25 years of efforts toward the technical arenas of the industry he was awarded the Matthew A. Cantoni, Jr. Technical and Risk Management Award. He was only the second person to ever receive this honor. Throughout the time that Courtney’s career was flourishing, he was also giving back to his community as an educator and a volunteer. He taught classes for over 20 years at Central State University, the University of Oklahoma and a variety of insurance schools. Additionally, he received wide acclaim as a speaker and author of dozens of insurance-related articles. As a volunteer he served on the Board of Trustees and as an Elder at The First Presbyterian Church of Edmond and was installed as a Stephens Minister. He also received the John G. Tower Distinguished Alumni Award from Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the George L. Cross Award from the University of Oklahoma. He had a special place in his heart for the YMCA and was Chairman of the Board of Directors, spear-headed many capital campaigns and was elected an Honorary Board Member for Life. Shortly before turning 65, Courtney suffered a massive stroke which left him with debilitating consequences that he lived with for his last 19 years. He learned to compensate for his speech deficiencies by using a flipbook. He might not be able to say the word he wanted, but he could flip to it and show you. He suffered mightily but rallied and began a crusade for stroke awareness, leaving brochures and information at businesses and organizations throughout Edmond. It was during this time that he volunteered with the Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Edmond’s Hope Center. During his later years, Court lived at Touchmark Senior Living and he continued to bless others with his gregarious personality and a ready smile on his face. The family wishes to express our gratitude for the excellent and loving care that Court received during his many years living at Touchmark. Courtney went to be with the Lord and his precious Patty on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Survivors are his children, Pam Saylor and husband Mark, and David Wood and his wife Lisa, all of Edmond. His grandchildren are Kim Saylor and her husband Doug Vrooman of Seattle, WA, Adam Saylor and his wife Katie Saylor, Blake Saylor, Brad Wood and Jack Wood, all of Edmond and a great grandchild, Caleb Vrooman.

Wright, John R. 1955 SC ~ 11-Dec-2015  82, of Lubbock passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 in Lubbock. Mr. Wright was born on August 23, 1933 to the late Thomas Raymond and Lucy Adine (Campbell) Wright in Walters, OK. He married Gayle (Hunt) on June 9, 1956 in Lubbock, TX. Services for Mr. Wright will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Sanders Memorial Chapel with Rev. Randy Holman officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the personal care of Sander Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Wright’s life was filled with the joy of the Lord and love for his family. He was known for his strength of character, strong values and love of his country. He proudly served his county in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was a true friend and never met a stranger. He believed in living everyday to the fullest, and always had a positive attitude. Mr. Wright was always willing to help his family and along with his tremendous strength of character he had a tender heart and was a true inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He retired from General Motors acceptance Corporation (GMAC) after 34 years of service. During his time with GMAC he was the General Mananger of Northeastern Brazil, General Manager of Southern Brazil, and the President of GMAC of Mexico He is preceded in death by his parents, and beloved father and mother-in law, Homer and Floyce Hunt, and three brothers, and two sisters. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife; Gayle, son; Dr. Robert Eldon Wright and wife Carla, daughter; Shelley Wright Patterson Ed.D and husband Robert, and brother in-law; Robert L. Hunt and wife Audry. He was also blessed with four grandchildren; Jonathan Robert Lance and wife Tanya, Bennett John Wright, Jo Ruby Wright, and Maxwell Homer Wright. He also leaves behind one sister; Nelda Wright Hughes, one niece; Vicki Nutt, two great-nieces; Macy and Myca Nutt, and one great-grandson on the way from Jonathan and Tanya.
Wunderlich, John W. 1955 JC
Yates, Frank W., Sr. 1955 HS
Yutz, Thomas W. 1955 HS ~ 02-Sep-2016 of El Paso, Texas, ended his years of struggling with Alzheimer on September 2nd. He was born in El Paso on July 11, 1937. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Priscilla (Prissy), brother David, sons, Sky and Mark, step children Joel and Lynn (Ducky), many grandchildren and Ron Carpenter, his lifelong buddy. He was preceded in death by his father Frank Yutz and mother Elizabeth Schulte. Tom started his career in the automobile business with El Paso Ford. It led to his ownership of the Sunrise Subaru dealership plus interests in others. He was on the board of El Paso Zoo and a member of the Sheriff’s Posse. Tom was a devoted animal lover with had a special affection for dogs, cats and horses. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and a graduate of NMMI, Roswell, New Mexico.


Allday, L. Franklin, III 1954 JC ~ 24-Sep-2002
Allison, William Randolph 1954 HS ~ 31-May-2003 passed away surrounded by his family on February 6, 2014. Born September 7, 1933, in Abilene, Texas, Bill was the only child of Rush and Irene Allison. Receiving his diploma from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951 and degree from Texas A&M in 1955, Bill’s experiences are highlighted by a career in Naval Aviation, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1978. An avid sailor, he returned home to Abilene from the sea in 2002. He will miss his large family, many friends and acquaintances. Bill met and married Antonia Caricato in 1957 in Washington, D.C. Bill felt his finest accomplishments are his beloved children: daughter Nancy Turner and husband Drew of Colleyville, TX; daughter Laurie Jay and husband Gary of McKinney, TX; daughter Stephanie Swenson and husband Daryl of Arlington, TX; and grandchildren, Zach, Ian, and Olivia Turner, Ashley Jay O’Boyle and husband Matt, Anna and Eli Jay, Antonia, Isaac, and Elena Swenson, and great grandsons, Zeke and Liam O’Boyle. Miracle Turner preceded her grandfather in death in 1986. 
Ansted, LTC Genoa Wayne, USA (Ret) 1954 SC ~ 05-Sep-2006
Aragon, Philip E. 1954 JC ~ 09-Feb-2017 83 years of age, died at Kaiser Hospital in Ontario, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2017. He was surrounded by family members at his death. Philip was laid to rest on March 2, 2017, at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif., with full military honors. Philip passed away nine months after the death of Emily, his beloved wife of 60 years, and he is buried with her. Born April 4, 1933, in Belen, to Manuel E. and Maria C. Aragon, Philip graduated from Belen High School, where he was very popular and a star athlete in football and track. He was voted “Best Looking” in his senior class. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico Highlands University. Philip served three years in the U.S. Army, deployed to Alaska during the Korean War during part of his military service. He was on the boxing team while in the Army. His love and talent for the sport shined through with many boxing victories. He married his high school sweetheart, Emily Olguin, of Jarales, and shortly thereafter they relocated to southern California. Philip worked as a skilled machinist and as a bus driver with the Metropolitan Transportation System of Los Angeles County. He referred to this job as a labor of love, where he could lighten the day and spread good humor among his passengers. He is survived by daughters, Cynthia Aragon, Denise (Ron) Lewis and Patty (Craig) Thometz; and his son, Philip Aragon and wife Leslie, all residents of southern California. He was a loving grandfather to nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard E. Aragon (Mary); and sisters, Mary Lou Horcasitas (Fred, deceased), Bernice Salazar (Danny) and Rosella Natzke (Herb).He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Maria; and his brother, Robert. The family wishes to thank hospice Chaplain Randy Courtney for his spiritual guidance and steadfast counsel to the family during the period of medical difficulties suffered by Philip and Emily.
Bailey, Jimmy Morris 1954 JC ~ 03-Jan-2005
Bailey, William S., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 01-Jul-2005 was born on June 30, 1934, and passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 in Houston, TX. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, to William S. Bailey, Sr., and Jessie Jones. He was raised in Houston, attending River Oaks elementary, Lanier Middle School, and graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute. He attended University of Texas and graduated from University of Houston with a degree in history. He worked as a computer programmer for many years in banking and at the Houston Chronicle, retiring from the City of Houston Parks & Recreation department. He is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, W. Stuart Bailey, III and Larissa Lindsay, and a sister, Margaret Bailey.
Baldwin, Arthur John 1954 JC ~ 26-Aug-2000
Benton, Donald L. 1954 HS  ~ 18-Jul-2017  passed away July 18, 2017. He was born on December 29, 1936 to Freida Ivey and Lewis Benton. He lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ivey in Fabens. He leaves behind a wife, Betty Benton and 3 daughters, Penny Hilliard (Michael), Brenda Prestangen (Kyle), and Wray Jean Chavez (Adrian). His blended family includes Shawndi Hickman (Grant), Stacy Smith (Johnny), Shelly Hurley (Jared) and Scott Smith. Together they have 7 children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Donny has two brothers, Rodger Benton (Arizona) and Leonard Benton (California). Donny has numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in the area. Donny went to school in Fabens and graduated from High School at New Mexico Military Institute. He attended Texas Tech and graduated from Sul Ross with two degrees, BS and ME. He also received a Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University. Donny served in the Army for 2 years. He was sent to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. where he worked in Bio Acoustic Research. Donny taught school and coached in Fort Hancock, Tornillo, Socorro, and Clint. He retired from Clint in 2001. Donny was a member of Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was Worshipful Master from 2006 to 2009. He was also a member of Grand Scottish Rite and the Grand Lodge of Texas. He enjoyed spending time at his lake house at Elephant Butte and was an avid fisherman. As a member of the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club, he also enjoyed hunting and shooting.
Benton, William Wilburn “Bill”, Jr. 1954 JC ~ 31-Dec-2012 was born July 29, 1934 in Truth or Consequences, NM. He was raised on a cattle ranch, later helping his dad and brother, John, run the ranch. He attended school in Roswell, NM, at NMMI for 3 years where he met his wife to be, Rojeanne. After Rojeanne graduated from high school, they married and moved to Las Cruses, NM, where Bill worked to get his B.S. in agriculture. Placeholder After some overseas military service, Bill settled on and shared working the cattle ranch again. Eventually, Bill and Rojeanne decided to take the family to find the rain in the Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon, where they owned and operated Eugene Tree Spray for 20 years. After having cared for animals, then trees and yards, his next wonderful choice was to care for people through chiropractic care. Dr. Bill took over Gold St. Chiropractic in May 1994, then moved to Kresky in May of 2000, where he practiced until his passing. Bill is survived by his wife, Rojeanne, his son, Britt and daughters, Brenda and Bileejean and their families.
Blake, John T., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 31-Aug-2013
Blake, Nathan, Jr. 1954 HS ~ 01-Mar-1978
Bond, George A. 1954 HS ~ 25-Mar-2002
Brelin, Stanton E. 1954 JC ~ 15-Dec-2009  75, died at home with his family present on December 15, 2009. Stan was born October 9, 1934, in San Diego, to parents, Ebbe A. and Emily Brelin. He lived most of his life in San Diego, however Stan moved to Montana, where he lived in Butte and finally in Helena. Stan was a retired real estate professional that included appraisals, receiverships and eventually became a real estate broker before fully retiring in the late 1980s. Stan’s hobbies included model airplanes, sailing, Austin Healey sports cars, architecture and travel. Stan also served in the Army as a cryptologist specialist from 1957 to 1959. On May 25, 1963, Stan married his first wife, Lila Jean, and had a son, Stanton Ewing Brelin, II. After the passing of Lila, Stan met and married his second wife, Jean, on January 17, 1994. She preceded Stan in death. Stan is survived by his son, Stanton (Rebecca), three grandsons, Christopher, Jeremy and Morgan, all of Helena, and his brother, Eric (Terri) of San Diego.
Brentari, Edward G., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 22-Jan-2017 passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017, at Sunrise Senior Living in Boulder, CO. A kind and noble soul, he will be greatly missed. He was born on October 5, 1936 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Edward George Brentari and Pearl Smith Brentari. He spent his youth in Belen, New Mexico, where his father was a dentist and his mother was active in Eastern Star. After attending high school at the New Mexico Military Institute, Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955, where he served three years in Europe as a radio repairman. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1958, he entered the University of Colorado, Boulder, to study mechanical engineering and business administration. He became a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the honorary mechanical engineering fraternity and later joined the Scientific Research Society of America, or RESA, a professional scientific honorary society. While at CU, he worked part-time as a student trainee at the National Bureau of Standards or NBS (now called the National Institute of Standards and Technology) and was subsequently promoted to Mechanical Engineer in their Cryogenics Engineering Laboratories, publishing several articles on cryogenics. After graduating from CU in 1963 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, Edward went on to study advanced engineering and mathematics courses at the University of Denver. Edward later returned to CU and earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy in 1970. His intellectual curiosity led him to continue his studies in philosophy, completing nearly all of the requirements for a Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy. After completing his academic career, Edward worked as an engineer at Eaton Metal Corp. Some of the projects he worked on include, the construction of the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70, and the design of coal conveyer belts for Wyoming power plants. Edward married Marjorie Tarbell Demmer in the living room of their Mapleton Hill home in 1971, where they continued to live for over 43 years. In 2014, they moved to Balfour Assisted Living in Louisville and then to Sunrise Assisted Living in Boulder, where his wife, Marjorie continues to live. Edward was an avid traveler. He and Marjorie traveled throughout Europe, to Egypt, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. England was one of their favorite places. A meticulous planner, Edward’s hobby was creating scrapbooks. He created over 35 folio sized scrapbooks, detailing their life together over their 45 year marriage. Throughout life, Edward was dedicated to learning and self development in his quiet and unassuming way. He was truly a wise, generous, and loving soul. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Tarbell Demmer Brentari; step-son Byron Demmer; daughter-in-law Valerie Demmer; sister-in-law Shirley Tarbell; and niece Sueann Kirby.
Broome, Tom K., II 1954 HS
Brown, Harry W., III 1954 HS
Brown, Loren M. Jr. 1954 HS – Jun-2002
Brown, Norman “Jack” 1952 HS-1954 JC ~ 19-Dec-2018  84, died peacefully December 19, 2018. Jack was born April 21, 1934 to Oliver S. Brown and Ada Rose Brown in Liberal, Kansas. After his mother passed away when he was three, his father remarried Doris Thompson who raised Jack, Beverly and later his two sisters, Judy and Vicki. He grew up in Liberal but begged his parents to send him to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. After graduating from Roswell he went on to attend the University of Kansas where he met his wife Sharon. At KU, Jack received his law degree and was a proud Jayhawk the rest of his life. Jack’s legal career spanned over 45 years in private practice with his firm, Boddington and Brown. He was an outstanding litigator and attorney and was awarded numerous honors as a public speaker. As a member of the Kansas City, Kansas Jaycees, Jack served as President and was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America. Community service was a large part of Jack’s life. He founded the Johnson County Boys Club and served as the President of the Mayors Council on Civil Rights in the 1960’s. He enjoyed serving the communities he lived in as a city councilman for Roeland Park, a municipal judge for Westwood and as the longest serving city attorney for Fairway, Kansas. Jack’s passions were his children, grandchildren, Sebago Resort in Minnesota, the KU Jayhawks, fishing, all things sports as well as dabbling at a time in photography and cooking. The family fondly remembers his famous steak with Madeira sauce or better yet, “chocolate chip cookies and chocolate milk shakes for dinner night.” If you could ask Jack where his favorite place in the world is he would tell you Sebago on Round Lake which Jack and Sharon purchased with friends Leon and Marjorie Holmstrom in the early 1970s. Jack helped to make Sebago the “Time and a Place” for our family and so many friends and families. Our fondest Sebago memories include Jack fishing, playing horseshoes, volleyball, organizing turtle races with pari-mutuel betting, and late night card games. Jack is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judith Brown Clouston. He is survived by Sharon Brown, his daughter Debbie Brown, son Scott (Jeanne) Brown, daughter, Tricia Beaham, his six grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren, Parker, Catherine, Aidan and Gracie. He is also survived by his sister Beverly (Scott) Davey of Amarillo, Texas, Victoria Brown of Arlington, VA, as well as his nieces, nephews and their children.

Buck, J. Gene 1954 JC
Buerkle, Gerald E. 1954 HS ~ 14-Jan-2005
Burkett, Benjamin C., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 03-Jan-2009 Benjamin Clinton a long-time Dallas resident, died January 32009. He was 72. Ben was instrumental in the success of Dallas-based Lear Petroleum. He joined the company in 1968 as its Chief Financial Officer (and first employee) and guided it through its first public stock offering in 1974, a series of debenture offerings, and its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. He retired from the company in 1980. A native of Amarillo, ben attended New Mexico Military Institute, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and joined the investment banking firm of Dominick and Dominick in New York City as an oil and gas analyst. Ben returned to Amarillo in 1960 and joined Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation’s finance department. Ben lefty Shamrock to join Mesa Petroleum as the assistant to President T. Boone Pickens. While at Mesa, Ben engineered the acquisition of Hugoton Productions, Co., a company significantly larger then Mesa in what was one of the earliest hostile tender offers in the nation. After his retirement from Lear, Ben pursued his love of gold at Royal Oaks Country Club. Growing up, Ben was a junior gold champion, caption of the golf team and winner of many tournaments. He continued in business as a management consultant for a number of public and private companies. Ben spent that last several years traveling the work with his wife Carole. Ben was predeceased by his parents Ben C. Burkett, Sr. and Ione Bradudt Burkett of Amarillo and his eldest son Ben C. Burkett, III, 1976 HS. He is survived by his wife Carole Warren Burkett of Midland, three sons, Mike and David of Dallas, Bob of Florida, and his brother, Dr. Robert J. Burkett of Fort Worth.
Buttolph, LTC Richard D., USMC (Ret) 1953 JC-1954 SC ~ 26-May-2017 Richard Was Born In Boone, Iowa To Loren And Lillian Buttolph. He Attended Roswell New Mexico Military Institute. Richard Married Betty Elaine Yarbrough June 4, 1954, In Gainsville, Texas. He Entered The United States Marine Corp On September 6, 1954, Retiring January 7, 1974, As Lt. Col. Of The US Marines. He Is Preceded By His Wife Of 50 Years, Betty, Who Passed In September Of 2004. They Had Two Children, Bonnie Kay And David Dwight. In 2005, November 21st, He Married Shirley Mclaughlin, Residing In Oklahoma City And Traveling Until His Failing Health. Richard Leaves Behind Wife, Shirley; 2 Daughters, Bonnie and Melody; Son, David; Grandchildren, Jenna, Ashlea, Hope, Faith; Sisters, Dixie and Diane; and Brother, Dan; Many Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.
Byrd, James C. 1954 SC
Byron, Robert P. “Bob” 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 05-Feb-2018 passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 in Roswell, New Mexico. “Bob” was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on August 28, 1932, He was 85 years old. He was the only child of Josephine Velma Harris and Paul Edward Byron. At the age of four, his family moved to Longview, Texas and he also lived in El Dorado, Arkansas, and graduated High School in Colorado City, Texas. He spent summers working in the oil fields with his father. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from The New Mexico Military Institute when it was a four-year Senior College. He participated in ROTC and graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant to the United States Army. Upon graduation, he married Jeannine Hooper Byron of Roswell, New Mexico, whom he met on a blind date. He served his military time in the Army as a platoon leader of Company B in the 73rd Tank Battalion in Korea. He named his Tank “Big Jeannine” in honor of his wife and Company B. Upon his return from his service as 1st Lieutenant in Korea, that he said was the coldest place on earth, he joined Magnolia Petroleum as an oil scout and he and his wife were moved to San Antonio, Texas, where his daughter Dollianna was born; Corpus Christi, Texas; to Shreveport Louisiana, where his Son Robert Vincent was born; to Jackson, Mississippi, for one year; then back to Shreveport, Louisiana, where his son Paul Hunter was born. In 1971 Magnolia Oil Company and Mobil Oil Company were consolidated, the Mississippi and Louisiana offices were closing and all were transferred to New Orleans. Instead of making yet another move Bob resigned and moved his family to Roswell where he opened his office as an Independent Petroleum Landman. Bob retired in 1996 but still maintains an office at the J.P. White Building in Roswell with his wife. He was a voracious supporter of the Goddard Rockets Football Team when his son Paul played and Served several terms as the Goddard Rocket Football Booster Club President and documented countless hours of camera footage of football games and other Goddard High School Events. He was selected as the Honored Veteran of the Day at the Flag Retreat Ceremony at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Father’s Day in 2013 for his service to our country. His children graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he and Jeannine became associated with the Sooner Club. Bob was the official “greeter” at all of the Sooner Club Tail Gate events in Norman, Oklahoma, prior to every home game for over 25 Years. He and Jeannine drove 500 miles each football season numerous time a year to enjoy his Sooners and family that attended the games. He loved going to the Sooner tailgates, games, Charter trips and special events. He has enjoyed spending time with his family in Ruidoso at their cabin on Camelot Mountain, Thursday night dinner at the Roswell Country Club and his morning coffee club. Bob was a two-time President of the New Mexico Landman’s Association. He and several members of the association worked to enlarge the organization with more educational programs. He was also Vice President and Treasurer for 12 years of the 73rd Tankers Association. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Hooper Byron of the home; daughter Dollianna Byron of Norman, Oklahoma; son Robert Vincent Byron and his wife Michele of Plano, Texas; Son Paul Hunter Byron of Champaign, Illinois; grandchildren; Kourtni Nicole Beebe, Alexandra Michele Byron, Robert Connor Byron, Zachary Hunter Byron, Sylvia Dane Byron, Robert Paul Byron, II and a cousin Kathy Harris Phillips of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Cantrell, Oppie Jack 1954 HS ~ 29-Jul-2002
Carter, David S. 1954 JC
Cate, LTC Hugh C., Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 SC ~ 02-Jul-2013 81 of Huntsville, AL, passed away Tuesday. Survivors include daughter, Stephanie Ryan Cate-Gibson (Mike) of Decatur; son, Hugh C. Cate III (Sabrina) of Huntsville; grandchildren, Hugh C. Cate IV, Heather Rachelle Cate, Ashley Ryan Cate and Jonathon Gibson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Chambers, John S. 1954 HS ~ 20-Oct-2010 74, formerly of Camp Wood and Canadian, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. John was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Canadian, to Frank and Gwen Jones Chambers. He was Georgetown resident for the past eight years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Missouri and New Mexico Military Institute and was self-employed in oil and gas investments. His love for Jesus Christ led him to participate in volunteer areas of mission work in Africa, Central America, Russia, etc. His focus on missions was “refocused” from African ministry trips to sharing his faith at cancer clinics and centers. From his early cowboy experience he enjoyed opportunities to share laughter with all who knew him. He was a lifetime learner and enjoyed learning new things. His God, family and precious friends were foremost in his life and his life was changed when he committed completely to God. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Rebecca Hughes, Sarah Sumner and Missy Markley Houston; a son, John Frank Chambers; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Francie Cody of Sedona, AZ, and Joan Novak of Austin.
Clarke, A. Rav 1954 JC
Cogle, Jimmie P., Jr. 1954 SC
Conrace, COL Joseph E. C., Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 JC ~ 20-Dec-2013
Cook, LTC Richard A., USA (Ret) 1954 JC ~ 28-Oct-2011  77, passed away on Oct. 28, 2011. He is survived by his wife Stacy, sister Dorothy, children Eric and Julia, and grandchildren Ross and Mallory.
Cooper, George Newton 1954 HS ~ 08-Jun-2007 71, died Friday, June 8, 2007. Born February 3, 1936 in Silver City, New Mexico. George was a retired Educator and a Veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Mason, Elks, Lions and S.I.R.S. George was a four year resident of Red Bluff, formerly from Merced, CA. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Lee Cooper, his eldest son Steven and wife Valarie and their three children: William, Carissa, and Garrett, his middle son Bruce and wife Suzanne and their daughter Marynn. George’s youngest son George William preceded him in death.
Cooper, MAJ Joe L., (Ret) 1954 SC
Crawford, Ernest W. 1954 HS ~ 22-Jan-1993
Cressman, George C. 1954 HS
Cupp, Robert C. 1954 HS
Daniel, Norman G. 1954 HS ~ 11-Sep-2012
age 76, a resident of Albuquerque for most of his life, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012, after a long illness. He is survived by his daughters, Kim Daniel and Tami Ju; son, Dan Danile; grandson, Conner Ju; and many other relatives and friends. Norman loved to race stock cars which he did for many years, with several trophies to show for it. His oldest daughter carries on his love for racing as she follows all the Indy races. Norman had two very special friends who cared for him his last couple years of life. These are neighbors whom upon discovering his ill health went above and beyond to take care of him. In the process, they became close friends and will greatly miss Norman. He was a loving father and grandfather as well as a friend and will be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to extend a special than you to Kathy, a case manager with the Department of Human Services. She went above and beyond in her care of Norman. She brought so many needed services to him and was so pleasant. She genuinely cares for those she works for and many thanks go to her for all she did for Norman. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Ellen Kim, with Housecalls of New Mexico, for her care and concern and wonderful disposition with Norman.

Davenport, Edgar Wesley 1954 SC ~ 25-Apr-1999
Davies, Dee A. 1954 HS ~ 19-Dec-2012
Davis, Larry R. 1954 JC ~ 06-Mar-2002
Dennis, Elder L. 1954 JC
Dickson, John C. 1954 JC ~ 01-Jan-2018 was born December 30, 1934 in Paris, Texas. His parents were Dr. Emet P. and Mrs. Helen S. Dickson. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico for two years. He then attended Texas A&M University at Commerce Texas (formerly East Texas University) where he was awarded a degree in Physics. Upon completing his education, John served two years in the United States Army. John was stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds. He worked in the field of research and development of missile systems and continued this work with Civil Service until his retirement in 1983. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Rio Grande in Las Cruces. He served as Chairman of the Board for a term. John met his wife, Ophelia at the White Sands Proving Grounds. They married in 1958. They had three children. Patricia Ann Dickson of Albuquerque, John Michael Dickson, deceased, and Thomas Alan Dickson, deceased. He is survived by a brother, David H. Dickson, and his wife Carol, of College Station, TX. Other survivors are: Pandra Dickson, daughter-in-law, of Williamsburg, VA. John Brandon Dickson, grandson and his wife, Mary, of Fuquay Varina, NC, Remington Wade Dickson, grandson, Raleigh, NC, Scarlet and John Michael Dickson II, great grandchildren, of Fuquay Varina, NC. Other survivors include many extended family members. Throughout his life, John was blessed with many friends. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and playing golf. Most of all he loved being with his family. He was a member of the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas. He was also a member of La Corporacion of Our Lady Guadalupe in Tortugas, where he made additional friends. In 2013, John and Philly moved from Las Cruces to Albuquerque to be closer to their daughter Patricia.
Doak, James W., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 09-Jul-2011  74, died of complications from Alzheimer’s at Christopher House in Austin on Saturday, July 9, 2011. A native Texan, Jim was born in San Angelo, Texas, and was raised in Marfa, Texas. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from San Angelo High School in 1955. Jim received a degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Jim met the love of his life, Barbara Ann at the University of Texas. After relocating to Washington, DC, they were married by the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate in 1961 in Olney, Maryland. They just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 24, 2011. Jim enjoyed a variety of interests and careers throughout his lifetime. His zest for life, fabulous sense of humor, and kind smile allowed him to never meet a stranger. He was a wonderful artist and began his career as a graphic artist in Washington, DC. After moving back to Texas, Jim worked at Pete Sublett & Company, as a petroleum landman, and later for Continental Airlines from where he retired in 2003. Survivors include his wife Barbara, their two children, James W. Doak, III, of Madison, Wisconsin and Marisa C. Hawn of Austin, Texas and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Hawn Jr, James Spencer Hawn, Camille Marie Hawn, and Delaney Rose Hawn.
Donaldson, David F. 1954 HS
Durham, COL Courtney Burleson, USAR 1954 SC ~ 30-Aug-2006
Durham, Donald D. 1954 SC
Ellison, Charles R., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 10-Oct-2011  age 79, of Coleman, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at the Coleman County Medical Center.  He was born Charles Ralph Ellison, Jr. on September 22, 1932 in Gregg County, Texas, the son of Charles Ralph Ellison, Sr., and Velma Carnahan Ellison. He was reared in East Texas and moved to Hobbs, New Mexico, where he graduated from high school. Charles then attended the University of New Mexico. He married June Stratton in 1954. She preceded him in death. Charles moved to Coleman in 1996 from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He married Myrna Farris Brink in 2000 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was in the oil industry, a rancher, and attended the First United Methodist Church in Coleman. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Charles is survived by his wife, Myrna Ellison of Coleman; three sons, Charles Ralph Ellison, III of Odessa, David Brent Ellison and wife Pam of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Jack Ellison and wife Sherry; two step-daughters, Tonna Demaet of Roundrock, and Fredda White of Reno, Nevada; three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Flato, Charles H., IV 1954 JC
Fleig, Russell Brooks 1954 JC ~ 02-Oct-2011  age 76, departed this planet for eternity October 2. 2011. Born November 22, 1934 in Vinton, LA, and raised primarily in Orange, TX. Brooks was a graduate of Orangefield High school, New Mexico Military Institute and Sam Houston State University. Brooks served in the U.S. Army 532nd Military Intelligence from 1957 to 1960 stationed in Hof, West Germany. His service as a cryptograph operator highlighted by intelligence gathering trips into communist East Germany. Upon his discharge, Brooks moved to Greenville, TX, to manage Sabine Title Company. In 1961 he married Catherine Ann Flood, a children’s clothing designer from San Antonio, TX. They parented two children: Russell Christopher (1963) and Catherine Marie (1967). Brooks turned his hobby of Scuba diving into a creative outlet when he founded Caribbean Productions, Inc and produced the full-length documentary SCUBA in 1972. The power of a living God entered Brook’s life in 1974 and led him to Choupique, Louisiana to found The Shepher’s Rest”, a Christian retreat, park and crisis ministry. Over the next thirty years his ministry grew to include police Chaplin for Sulphur Police department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs department, Calcasieu Correctional Center and pastor for Faith Temple church. Brooks was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and throat cancer in 2009. His final years spent with many friends and family celebrating life’s accomplishments and memories many times over a game of dominos. Brooks is survived by his brother, John A. Fleig 1961 JC and wife Barbara (Babs); his wife and companion of 50 years, Catherine Ann (Kit) Fleig; two daughters, Tuja Stuard and Catherine Marie “Cam” Sharpe 1987 JC; one son, Russell Christopher Fleig; and eight grand children.
Fletcher, Sidney Mason 1954 HS ~ 10-Dec-1997
Folsom, H. Stanley 1954 HS ~ 08-Apr-2016 , 80 of Dumas, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016. Services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Cornerstone City Church with Rev. Frank Gordoa, pastor of the church, officiating. Family burial will be in Stratford Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors. Stan was born March 3, 1936 in Amarillo TX to Herbert and Alfa (Altringer) Folsom. He grew up in Stratford, graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and later went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech. He moved to Dumas in 1969 and farmed in Sherman County. He married Linda Hubbard in 1978 in Wichita Falls, TX; she preceded him in death in 2013. Stan had many hobbies. He loved to repair old clocks and loved to birdwatch. He was a member of Gideon’s International and of Cornerstone City Church. Above all Stan loved his God, church, children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, Stan is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughters: Lane Folsom and wife Ann Kearney of Dallas, Leisel Kroah and husband Ted Whitmore of Denver, and Leigh Folsom-Boyd and husband Robbie of Los Angeles; son Jonathan Folsom and wife Melba of Plainview; step-daughter Pamela Root and husband Mike of San Jose; sister Carolyn Brierty of Gulf Shores, AL; grandchildren; Adam Root, Noah Root, both of San Jose, Zander Folsom and Rylee Folsom both of Plainview. 

Fortye, William R. 1954 HS
Galles, H. Lee, Jr. 1954 HS ~ 01-Jun-2007  Friday evening, June 1, Herbert Lee Galles, III, “Lee”, passed away quietly and comfortably. Lee’s surviving family includes five children, with eldest daughter, Terri Galles Bryan and her son, Lincoln Stanfield, of Albuquerque, Tracee Galles Dezzutti and her husband, Robert Dezzutti, with children Nicole and Jonathan Dezzutti of San Marino, California, Tim Galles and wife, Nell Galles, with daughter Leilani Mae Galles of Royal Oak, Michigan, Amy Galles of Richmond Virginia, and youngest son, Herbert Louis Galles IV, “Bo”, of Albuquerque. Lee also cherished siblings Judi Friday of Taos, NM, Karen Mische of Overland Park, Kansas, and brother, F. Rick Galles 1966 JC of Albuquerque. With many friends and devotion to the Albuquerque cultural and economic community, Lee was also blessed with friends, colleagues, and a large close-knit family featuring 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren surviving Lee’s recently passed father, Herbert Louis Galles “Hickum”, in March 2007, and his beloved mother, Fern Galles “Gigi”, deceased February 2001. Lee was married to Glynelle Hubbard Galles of Albuquerque and Leah Galles Fromer living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Lee wrote 15 books focused on the topic of automotive advertising. The works were firsts of their kind and carried religiously by dealers and advertising agencies across the country through the 1970’s to the present. He was the only businessperson named Adman of the Year and Dealer of the Year at the same time by the National Automotive Dealer Association. Time magazine also named Lee as one of their Dealers of The Year, and Adweek magazine recognized Lee as one of the 10 most influential advertising professionals of the 1980’s. Lee was devoted to the growth of Albuquerque and its cultural and economic vitality. Much of his community efforts were focused on The University of New Mexico. He was a UNM Lobo through and through. During his own years at UNM, he was a letterman on the baseball team and a proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served as President of the Lobo Club, conducted the New Look campaign for stadium improvements, and worked tirelessly to raise funds for recruitment and to help develop community support for the team’s objectives by soliciting more booster involvement. On Fall Saturdays, he could always be found cheering on his beloved Lobos with his father and brother. For UNM, Lee also represented UNM College of Arts and Sciences with its Million Dollar fund-raiser, “Make it to the Plus Side.” Galles taught Marketing 405 at the Anderson School of Business, lectured boundlessly at automotive and marketing seminars, universities, and spent two years consulting auto dealers and TV stations in Australia and Canada. For Albuquerque, Galles brought the famous radio personality, Paul Harvey, to the city to benefit the George Maloof Cancer Drive and was on the executive committee of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and Charter Revision committee, which made Albuquerque a city with a mayor and city council. Lee served two terms as President of NM Auto Dealers Association, six years as NADA Director, worked with Ralph Nadar on Dealer Government Relations, was named Cadillac Master Dealer the first year it was established, was the largest Oldsmobile dealer in the Pacific Region for 10 straight years, served on the Cadillac National Dealer Advisory Board, and conducted over 300 advertising seminars in all 50 states plus France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Australia. Galles started the first “non-Madison Avenue””agency to secure a national General Motors accounts, Buick and GMC. Cutting a new path for businesses outside of traditional circles, Lee was integral to the successes of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. Working with admired Peter Ueberroth and Buick, Lee helped the Los Angeles Games become the first profitable Olympics ever. Based on his stellar relationship with General Motors, Lee also developed a 20-year relationship with the NFL and Super Bowl. Galles launched Hummer national advertising in 1992 and won Sports Illustrated’s first place for a multi-media ad campaign. After starting revolutionary Albuquerque-based advertising agency, Competitive Edge, and Sunrise Film Productions, with offices throughout the United States and Australia, Lee derived a great sense of pride from former colleagues and Competitive Edge employees who successfully opened their own agencies founded on his initial principals of cost-efficient and effective automotive advertising and merchandising. Lee was also the recipient of The Silver Medal Award from the New Mexico Advertising Federation, honoring lifetime achievement. After spending a life devoted to his community’s growth, health, and to the advertising, creative, and automotive industries, Galles often stated he was proud of all of his children for cutting their own paths and successful careers. Daughter, Terri Galles Bryan, and son, Tim Galles, have both received countless national marketing, advertising, public relations, and creative awards in his wake. Daughter, Tracee Dezzutti, attended USC Business School and the well-known Culinary Institute of America in New York and contributes significantly to charitable development in the Los Angeles area; Daughter, Amy Galles, was accepted into the fashion design program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and son, Bo Galles, recently pledged SAE and attends UNM while employed as a salesman at Galles Chevrolet.
Galligan, MAJ Pat S., USMC (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 11-Sep-2008 76, of Swansboro died September 11, 2008 at home. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a major. Survivors include his wife, Jane Galligan of the home; two stepdaughters, Sallie A. Rosa of Stafford, Va., and Gail S. Galligan of Wilmington; two stepdaughters, Cindy Collett of Raleigh and Kathrine Sparrow of Wilmington; and three granddaughters.
Gibson, Paul D. 1954 HS ~ 05-Jun-2007, 71, of Alto, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, in El Paso. He was born April 6, 1936, in Carlsbad. He graduated high school from the New Mexico Military Institute and was a lifetime member of the alumni association. He attended college at Southern Methodist University and New Mexico State University. He worked for the New Mexico State Police, was Captain and Deputy Chief of the Carlsbad Police Department and retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was a certified deputy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the International Homicide Investigators and Homicide Investigators of Texas. He moved to Lincoln County in 1993 from Tennessee Colony, Texas. He married Betty Doyle in 1977 in Colorado City, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Betty; children: Ginny Willits and husband Todd, and Paul Grant Gibson; two stepchildren: Joybeth Baldarrama and Clifford Johnston Jr.; and four grandchildren: Taylor Willits, Mitchell Willits, Shannon Johnston and Shane Johnston.
Goodwin, Bobby R. 1954 HS ~ 03-Feb-2013
Hall, James L., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 30-Sep-1998
Hamilton, John S., Jr. 1954 HS
Hankins, Fredrick D. 1954 JC
Harbaugh, Myron E. 1954 HS ~ 15-May-1997
Hartenbower, Joe W. 1954 HS ~ 07-Apr-2019
, 82, of Overland Park KS, cancer survivor and loving spouse, suffered from advanced dementia and passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Joe is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna Mannen Hartenbower; his son, Joel Hartenbower of Flowery Branch GA; and step-daughter, Gretchen Grade (Joel) of Deerfield IL; grandchildren Avery and Alexa Grade, and extended family throughout the country. Born in Evanston, IL, on July 20, 1936, Joe was the only child to E.K. (Joe) Hartenbower and Dorothy Westwood Hartenbower. When Joe was age 7, the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where his father was Vice President and General Manager of KCMO Radio and, later, KCMO-TV. Joe grew up an astute student of TV and communications. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell NM, and later with a Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri. He served as a medic/flying status in the United States Air Force reserves, and was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis of 1961, when the Wall was constructed separating East & West Berlin. When Joe returned to civilian life he was employed by IBM, first as a salesman and soon thereafter as Sales Manager. In his first year as salesman in IBM’s Office Products division (think: “Selectric roller-ball type writers, when they first came out), he was the #1 salesman in the US. As Sales Manager, his office also soon became #1 under his leadership. In addition, he served for a time as personal assistant to Tom Watson, Jr.-the second-ever CEO of IBM. In all of these positions, he acquired invaluable management experience and business acumenJoe’s entrepreneurial spirit and talent for sales, marketing and consulting next led him to begin a new sales career as Vice President, Director of Sales and Branch Manager for Eugene D. Brown Real Estate Applying the assimilated lessons and successes of IBM and real estate, Joe began his own consulting firm in 1974, Hartenbower and Associates. Together with his wife, Donna, they worked with multiple entrepreneurial companies all across the US to develop the owner’s awareness, and train them and their management staffs in how to grow, develop & ensure the perpetuation of their companies beyond the owners’ life and/or interest spans In 1996 the Hartenbowers worked with Joe’s son and son-in-law to create a new company, AM/PM PC Services. Together they hired, trained and managed a team of computer technicians to develop the business, helping individuals and business owners with their computer and server technology needs. Due to declining personal health, the business was sold in 2018, allowing both Joe and Donna to retire. Throughout his life and career, Joe championed many personal health challenges and for those for whom he cared. After losing sight in one eye, in 2003 some necessary work was being done to the second eye, which was unsuccessful and left Joe legally blind. On the journey of accepting the incontrovertible facts of his blindness, Joe discovered a new spiritual strength and path, first with Unity Church of Overland Park, and later as a member of Church of the Resurrection. Joe overcame the loss of his driver’s license and mobility by proudly learning to operate a Segway and, later, an electric 3-wheel motor scooter. In 2013 Joe became deathly ill from Esophageal cancer which he miraculously survived. It was then that Joe began planning to sell the business and retire. It was also a period of time when signs of dementia began to surface. Due to the needs and challenges of advanced dementia Joe was moved in January 2019 to Garden Terrace of Overland Park where he made his peaceful transition at 1 am on Sunday, April 7.

Hissom, Ronny J. 1954 HS ~ 10-Mar-2005
Hogsett, Frederick L. 1954 HS ~ 14-Apr-2012

Holmes, Alan K. 1954 SC
Holt, LTC Xavia M. USA (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 08-Dec-2017 85, our faithful warrior, has laid down his armor and passed gently into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Xavia M. And Martha (Bates) Holt. He grew up a farm boy on the family farm in Gilbert, Louisiana, working chores before school and driving the tractor after.  He was self admittedly a poor student when he entered the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI).  He found a love for the military and history.  Following graduation, he went directly into the Army where he served honorably for 22 years, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). He was preceded in death by his first wife Freda Thompson Holt.  Xavia is survived by his children: Cathy M., Debbie A., and Kenneth F. Holt; and his grandchildren Ashley and Kyle Holt.  He is also survived by his second wife Cynthia Ann Stevens and his step daughter Eva Noel Stevens.  He leaves behind to celebrate his life, his church, Arapaho Road Baptist Church, family and his many friends at Brookdale Senior Living. Xavia was a man who lived his life in service to his God, his country and his family, with his servant’s heart.  He humbly led by example.  Now, this warrior can rest in eternal peace with his Lord.  Rest, sweet warrior, your job here is done.
Horton, John A. 1954 HS ~ 10-Jul-2001
Houser, Jerry D. 1954 HS
Huffaker, Donald D. 1954 HS ~ 15-Jan-1990
Hunt, Peter M. 1954 HS ~ 23-Aug-2002
Jackson, REV Hillyer B., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 02-May-2016  “Barney”, lifelong resident of Oklahoma, died May 2, 2016, in Oklahoma City following an extended illness of COPD. Born March 23, 1934, in Oklahoma City, he was the firstborn of twin sons of H.B. Jackson and Roberta Banks Jackson. Being reared in Oklahoma City he attended Classen High School and New Mexico Military Institute, graduating with a High School degree in 1952 and a Junior College diploma in 1954. Father Jackson graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in history in 1956, and from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest with a Master of Theology Degree in 1959. Following ordination in the Episcopal Church in 1959, he served 51 years in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, beginning as Vicar of St. Marks, Hugo, and St. James, Antlers, to 1964. Following assignments he was Vicar of St. Mark’s, Perry, and Church of the Ascension, Pawnee, from 1964-1966. He was commissioned a First Lieutenant as a Chaplain in the 45th Division National Guard until 1968. He was Assistant to the Rector and then Rector at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Enid, from 1966 to 1980, with a year at Cambridge University, England, as a James Mills Fellow from the Diocese of Oklahoma in 1967-68. In 1980 he became Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, and in 1987 he was appointed Vicar of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, El Reno, where he remained until retirement in January of 2011. As Senior Priest in the Diocese of Oklahoma, Father Jackson has served on many of the committees and commissions of the Diocese. Three times a Deputy to General Convention and twice an Alternate, he has served as Dean of Senior High Youth Conference, Delegate to Provincial Synod, the Diocesan Board of Examining Chaplains and Chairman of that Board, Chair of the Division on Ministry Development, Diocesan Convention Planning Committee, Board of Trustees of St. Crispin’s Conference Center, Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Board of Trustees of the National Council of Churches, longtime member of the Oklahoma Committee of Indian Ministries, and the Anglican/Roman Catholic Commission in the Diocese of Oklahoma and the Roman Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Father Jackson will be remembered for his sense of humor and great love and respect for the life and history of the Episcopal Church in Oklahoma, and of the history of the state of Oklahoma. Preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, Bob, he is survived by three nieces, Gayle Jackson Stringer and husband, Rodney, Sharon Jackson Sanchez and husband, Rubin, and Janet Jackson Spaulding and husband, Richard, eight first cousins and their families.
Jackson, John R. 1954 JC
Janssen, Lt Col Howard Grant, USAF (Ret) 1954 HS ~ 07-Dec-2009 was born on Aug. 19, 1936, in Denver, CO, to Wallace H. Janssen and Ann M. Jannsen, nee Wolfe. He died on Dec. 7, 2009, in Sierra Vista, AZ. Howard received a diploma from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1954; a bachelor’s from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, in 1961, and a master’s from the University of Colorado in 1970.
Jewell, Coburn B. 1954 JC
Jones, Arthur M. 1954 JC ~ 04-Jan-2002
Jue, Allen W. 1954 HS ~ 20-May-2015 Allen Walton Jue went to be with our heavenly father on May 20, 2015. He passed away peacefully in one of his favorite places, Honolulu, Hawaii. Allen was born at home on February 16, 1936 in Ventura, California, the son of Walton and Mary Jue. He attended Ventura High School and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Allen was a born leader and business person. After his schooling, Allen joined his father and brother in many business ventures, significantly Jue’s Market on East Main Street. Allen met most of the townspeople at the market and knew patrons by name. To him, it was a family community. Later, he joined six business partners in starting the American Commercial Bank in Ventura. Serving as chairperson of the board of directors of the bank, Allen was instrumental in the merger of several banks into American Commercial Bank. The merger created the largest independently owned bank in Ventura County. Upon his retirement, Allen traveled throughout the United States in a motor coach with his wife, Donna. With Allen’s vibrant and friendly personality, they met many travelers on the road. Allen and Donna also traveled internationally and had the great opportunity to visit his father’s and mother’s homelands in Nom Hing Lai and Hoi Hom Villages in China. Taking his family to see their roots was a highlight that his daughters will remember forever. Allen was an avid fan of college and professional sports. He held season tickets to the LA Rams football games. When the Rams left the area, he began rooting for the LA Raiders. Allen and his family were very close, and they visited each other as often as possible. He deeply loved his daughters, sons-in-law, and grandson. He proudly discussed their achievements and accomplishments. Allen is survived by his wife, Donna Riley; daughters and sons-in-law, Jonee Jue and Chuck Schuman, Valerie and David Francuz; grandson, Allen Francuz; daughter, Kristi Jue; brother, Edward Jue; sisters, Dorothy Jue Lee, Daisy Jue Yang and Jeanne Jue Wong.
Kay, Conrad Michael “Casey” 1954 HS ~ 18-Mar-2014 went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 18, 2014. Born to Arthur and Selma Kay in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Casey was raised in Taos, New Mexico. He married Rosalind Rubinow in 1963 they were blessed with two daughters. Conrad was a part of the first graduating class from the US Air Force Academy; during his time in the Air Force he served in Vietnam in 1964 where he was a flight instructor. In 1965 he was hired by American Airlines where he retired as a pilot in 1997. Conrad was a man with a large heart. He was honored by Governor Rick Perry in 2004 for Volunteer of the Year, he volunteered in Mercy Med Flight where he served as the Chief of Operations. Conrad loved his Texas Rangers and his motorcycles. Those who have preceded him in death are his parents and sister Eva Jolton. Those left to cherish his memory are beloved wife Rosalind Kay, two daughters Jennifer Kay (Steve Lord) and Rachel Kay. He leaves two wonderful grandsons who he loved dearly, Jonathan and David Lord. Conrad was able to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary with his family in December.

Kemp, William L. 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 23-Sep-2009 passed away peacefully at his home from cancer Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. Bill was a beloved family man and a respected lifelong member of the Red Bluff business community. He was 76. Bill was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Spokane, WA, to Richard and Elizabeth Kemp. His family moved to Susanville in the 1940s. A graduate of Lassen High School, Bill was active in the band, theater, track and cadets. As a young man, he traveled Europe and then attended and graduated with a business degree from New Mexico Military Institute in 1954. During college, he played piano for his own dance band, was a drum major in the marching band, and belonged to the Cadet Orchestra. He later went on to serve his country during the Korea War. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with a rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While there, he also joined the Shrine Club. After his stint in the service, Bill moved to Red Bluff in 1956 to be with his parents. Bill went to work for Retterath Stationery on Main Street. It was during this time he met and married Gayle, who at the time was working for her family-run restaurant. The couple wed Oct. 28, 1966. They went on to purchase the stationery business, moving it across the street to 623 Main Street. They renamed it Kemp’s Stationery and Gifts. Mr. Kemp was involved in retail sales the majority of his life. He and his wife would later open Gayle’s Fashions and then Gayle’s Tuxedos and Casual Clothes. He was a well-known and respected figure on Main Street in Red Bluff. Much of his life was dedicated to keeping the downtown Red Bluff business in the forefront. Bill and his wife Gayle were awarded the Chamber of Commerce Business People of the Year Award. They were very busy in chamber activities, as well as the Downtown Business Association. He enjoyed many years of downtown ‘sidewalk sales,’ helped to initiate downtown Round Up festivities and Christmas parades. Bill was also a farmer and owned Kempson Acres in Dairyville. He had prune orchards and ran a dehydrating business. He would later operate a fresh produce stand. He had been a member of the Masons, Elks, the Red Cross, and the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past president of the Red Bluff Rotary Club. He also belonged to the Cone Community Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, was a ‘dad adviser’ for Demolay, a 4-H leader, and served on many committees, including the Jr. Fat Stock Committee for the Tehama District Fair. He is survived by: his loving wife of 43 years Gayle; daughter and sons-in-law Debbie and Len Moore of Belmont, Kathleen ‘Kathy’ and Darren Trueblood of Redding, and Margaret K. and Mike Blaney of Dairyville; sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Diane Ellis of Red Bluff, Gregory and Diane Ellis of Red Bluff, Charles and Tina Kemp of Dairyville. His legacy also included 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
King, Franklin B., Jr. 1954 JC
King, William George 1954 HS ~ 13-Jan-2016
, 79, of Jonesboro passed away on January 13, 2016. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho on May 21, 1936 to William Vincent and Georgianna Carie King. William was a retired Captain with Delta Air Lines with 32 years of service. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a pilot for 8 years. William was preceded in death by his daughter, Molly King and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debbie King; his daughters, Georgianna King, Danielle Arnold, Marybeth King and Cindy King Bernal; his sons, David King and Chris King; and his grandchildren, Bobby, Chloe, Olivia and Ethan.  

Kinsel, Thomas A. 1954 JC ~ 19-Jan-1996
Kley, Eugene C. 1954 HS ~ 12-Nov-2001
Koehler, Ted L., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 17-Oct-2011 (November 7, 1935 to October 17, 2011) Ted Louis Koehler, Jr. Passed away on October 17, 2011 after a long battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia. He was the son of Elvira and Ted Koehler and was born in New York City but moved to Beverly Hills, CA, at the age of three months. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School and received his BA and MBA from the University of Southern California. Ted married UCLA graduate Nancy Wollmer, his wife of 45 years, in 1966. He began his professional career in the electronics industry at Scientific Data Systems, then moved his family from Los Angeles to La Jolla, CA, when he joined Spin Physics, Inc. A family man of great charm, warmth and humor, Ted enjoyed music, tennis, history, reading, traveling, and spending time at the beach with his family. Ted was an avid sports fan – especially when it came to his alma mater, USC – and some of his happiest moments were spent coaching at the Cliffridge youth fields. He was also an animal lover and was the devoted owner of several dogs throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Kathleen Koehler Casciani (Steve), his son Jeffrey Koehler (Mari), and his three grandchildren Theodore William Koehler, Emmett Adam Koehler and Julia Anne Casciani.
Krull, Harvey L. 1954 HS ~ 30-Aug-2005
Laverty, COL Wayne B., USA (Ret) 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 01-Sep-2012 passed away Sept. 1, 2012, at Mountain View Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born in 1932, to Charles G. And Ruth P. Laverty, in Denver, and was a 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Wayne graduated valedictorian in 1954 from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and was the Golden Gloves boxing champion for New Mexico. During his 30-year military service, he received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and the Defense Superior Service medals. During his military career, Wayne enjoyed several assignments in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Wayne held a MA degree in African affairs from American University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Wayne is survived by his wife, of 41 years, Barbara; sons, Kevin D. Laverty 1979 HS (Michelle) of Columbus, Ohio, and Brian (Mary) of Falls Church, Va.; granddaughters, Bailey Rose Laverty and Morgan Brianne Laverty; brother, Dale P. Laverty 1954 HS-1956 JC (Linda) of Miami; cousin, Terry (Jean) Laverty of Golden, Colo.; and his nieces, Karissa and Miranda Hinkle of Grottoes, VA. He loved his family, friends and neighbors and was proud of his Irish heritage.
Lazovich, Steve J. 1954 HS
Leisy, LTC Henry J., USA (Ret) 1954 SC ~ 28-Feb-2014 born January 29, 1930 in Panama Canal Zone, died February 28, 2014 in Greensboro, AL. Henry did undergraduate studies at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico with a degree in Military Science. While in college in New Mexico, he worked for the American Geodetic Survey for Central American Mapping Company. He was responsible for mapping assignments in the Darien Jungle…he loved the adventure of going into the jungle where no roads had been mapped before. He did Graduate studies at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania and American University in Washington, D.C. he studied Advanced Spanish in preparation for an assignment with The American Embassy in Bogota, Columbia; Military Professor at Valley Forge Military Academy in Valley Forge Pennsylvania; Korean War Veteran serving in the Honor Guard. During his Honor Guard Service, he was asked to escort President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a Past Member of the Church of the Ascension, Montgomery Country Club and the Capital City Kiwanis Club in Montgomery, Alabama. He moved to Greensboro, Alabama in 1992. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; Served on the Vestry and was Senior Warden for 2 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Etta and Henry Leisy. He is survived by his wife, Lutie J. Leisy; his children, Henry Eric Leisy (Melissa), Anna Marie “Mimi” Rush (Kenneth), Ann Harbin Leisy Nutting (William), Joseph Bryan Stickney (Margaret) and Lucie Stickney Wadsworth (Frank); grandchildren, Katherine Ann Leisy, Charles Henry Leisy, Anna Marie Nutting, Winston Leisy Rush, Joseph Bryan Stickney V, Jackson Bradley Stickney, Carrie Wadsworth Thornton, Jacob Howard Wadsworth and Edward Joshua Wadsworth and two brothers, Ralph Leisy (Rita) of College Station, TX and COL Robert R. Leisy, USMC (Ret) 1951 JC-1953 SC (Delores) of Jacksonville, FL. He was a loving husband and father; and a wonderful outdoorsman.
Long, Hollis E. 1954 HS ~ 30-Mar-2019, 84, of Boulder, passed away on March 30, 2019 in Windsor, Colorado. He was born to Hollis and Catherine (Michie) Long on January 11, 1935 in Mcallen, Texas. Hollis attended Texas Tech and graduated from Tennessee Temple as an ordained minister. He worked as a pastor for many years, and also retired from IBM. In addition, he and his wife started a Christian K-12 school in Boulder called Abundant Life School Hollis proudly served for the US Army. He loved to tell people how, as an MP, he gave a two-star general a ticket for parking on the grass. He admitted, jokingly, it wasn’t the smartest thing to do Hollis enjoyed reading books and was working on a book of his own at the time of his passing. He also loved participating in mission trips and traveling with his wife. Altogether, they visited seven different countries. Hollis is best known for his hilarious sense of humor, his steadfast ambition and for being a man of God He is survived and dearly loved by his children, Bruce (Laura) Long, Arthur (Karla) Long, Rebecca (Gary) Consol and Valerie (Sean) Walker; 12 grandchildren; brother, Michie Long (Helene) and many extended family and friends. Hollis was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Long, and his parents. 

William Sherrod Luttrell 1954 JC,  80, of Houston, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 after a long illness. Bill was born November 13, 1932 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Pruett Sherrod and Ann Nora Luttrell. He grew up in Houston, where he attended Lamar High School, then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He later earned a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. While at Texas, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and made many lifelong friends from those times. After college, he served in the Army in Los Angeles, California before returning to Houston, where he met his wife, Ida Harbison and began a career in Real Estate and Insurance. He opened the Luttrell Insurance Agency in the Oak Forest neighborhood, where he served the community for the next 50 years from the office at 3205 North Shepherd Drive. While balancing family and business, he was also a devoted follower of the arts, especially American art glass and paperweights. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ida, children Bob and Courtney Luttrell, of Dallas, Anne and David Pope, of Leander, Bill and Lisa Luttrell of New Diana, Richard Luttrell of Austin and nine grandchildren, Gregory, Wyatt, and Lauren Luttrell, Joshua, James, and Jessica Pope, and Grace, Jack, and John Luttrell. He is also survived by his twin brother, John and wife Beverly, of Dallas. He was predeceased by sister Mary Elaine, of Mineral Wells, and sister Elizabeth Joan Reed, of Dallas.
Lemons, Henry L., Jr. 1954 HS
Loveless, Clell W. 1954 HS ~ 06-Dec-2015
Luttrell, William S. 1954 JC ~ 10-Feb-2013
MacDonald, John Dale GYSGT, USMC (Ret) 1954 HS ~ 03-Apr-2018 age 83 of Belton, Missouri, departed this life Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home, Belton, Missouri. 

Mackey, Bill O. 1954 JC ~ 21-Jul-2005
Manar, Thomas J. 1954 HS
Marshall, Jon M. 1954 JC ~ 17-Jul-2018 84, of Roswell, NM, born December 3, 1934, departed this earth on July 17, 2018. Jon was a loving father, friend to all and generous beyond words. He loved his children above anything and was very proud of their accomplishments in life. He was also very proud to have served his country and to have spent the last years of his life in the great State of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by Dr. and Mrs. I.J. Marshall of Roswell, NM; John and Mary Leitnaker of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Steven Marshall of Roswell, NM; and his old buddy, Mister the dog. He is survived by his loving children Robin L. Marshall of Austin, TX, Paul and Carrie Marshall of Lincoln, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Marshall of Lubbock, TX; Joseph Marshall of Dallas, TX; Bob Brunswig of Port Orchard, Washington; Sol and Melinda Kardon of Dallas, TX; Grandchildren Trinity Marshall, Makeda Marshall, Wylder Marshall and Meadow Marshall. Jon will be greatly missed down here while he meets up with his loved ones in Heaven.
McCain, J. Peter 1954 HS ~ 14-Feb-2009 73, passed away on February 14, 2009. Jay Peter McCain graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1954, later earning a degree from UCLA in psychology and philosophy. He worked for the Dept. of Women and Children in Santa Fe for many years, then moved to Albuquerque, and was employed by the UNM Children’s Psychiatric Hospital until retiring. He was a film buff, keeping up with all the latest releases and collecting many DVDs. He appreciated good food, beautiful music, family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Bernice Fiske; nephew, Lionel Fiske; a great-niece and great-nephew Jennifer and David Fiske.
McCurdy, Roger B. 1954 HS ~ 27-Mar-2012
McGrath, James R., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 03-Sep-2016  of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016. Jim was born October 24, 1934 in Dallas, TX to the late James R. McGrath, Sr. and Edna Jo McGrath. He lived in Dallas, TX, until he was 12 years old, at which time his family moved to Monterrey, Mexico. He attended his first 3 years of high school at a public school in Monterrey, then transferred to New Mexico Military Institute for his senior year and freshman year of college. Jim went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University. He served his country for 3 years in Montana with the U.S. Airforce. He was employed with the DuPont Company for 34 years, retiring in 1994 from the accounts payable department. Jim had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Fellows and nephew David Fellows. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 40 years and soul mate Dorothy (Rash) McGrath; his children, Tracy DeFore (Bob) of San Diego, CA, Terry Laikko (Bruce), James R. McGrath, III (Irene) and Roy McGrath (Sue) all of Phoenix, AZ; step daughters Debrah Seward (Mike) and Robin Simpson (Rob) all of Wilmington; 1 sister, Barbara Stoddard (Richard) of Dallas, TX; 6 grandchildren, Wayne H. Murphy, Dorothy Weigel both of Wilmington, DE, Laura and Danny Laikko of Phoenix, AZ, Lucy and Jackie DeFore of San Diego, CA; 2 great granddaughters, Shianna and Olivia Murphy, 2 great grandsons, Edward and River Weigel and 1 great great grandson, A.J. Blansfield all of Wilmington, DE.
McLean, Gordon Alexander, II 1954 HS ~ 11-Apr-2012 passed away 11 April 2012.  He graduated from Stanford University.  McLean joined the U. S. Army and left with the rank of captain.  He loved the Mexican culture and the Spanish language so much so that he taught Spanish at San Diego State University.  McLean owned a variety of retail businesses in the California area and enjoyed snow skiing, tennis and horseback riding.  He was a lifelong musician playing guitar, percussion, standup bass and drums.  McLean loved to travel and had a special place in his heart for everything Hawaiian.  He was known for his huge sense of humor and loved making everyone laugh with his many jokes.  McLean is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Nicole and Susan; son, Gordon; and four granddaughters.
McLean, James William 1954 HS ~ 27-Apr-2016
Mee, James R. 1954 HS ~ 16-Sep-2002
Mendez, Juan 1954 SC ~ 27-Apr-2000  69, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Thursday, April 27, 2000. He is survived by his children, Don P. Mendez of Portland, OR, Alisa A. Kauffman and husband, Greg of Albuquerque, John T. Mendez of Superior, CO, and Michael J. Mendez of San Francisco, CA; former spouse, Carol A. Cassell-Mendez of Atlanta, GA; grandsons, Justin Kauffman, and Max Kauffman, both of Albuquerque; sisters, Ernestina Corrasco of Rio Rancho, and Emilia Castillo and husband, Fernando of El Paso, TX; former spouse, Elizabeth Wills of Albuquerque; and stepsons, Neil Christensen and wife, Lisette of St. Louis, MO, and Thayer Christensen of San Diego, CA. Mr. Mendez was preceded in death by his brother, Raul Mendez.
Merritt, LTC Sylvester A. “Les”, Jr., USA (Ret) 1954 HS ~ 01-Apr-2014 78, of Merritt Island, FL, died on April 1, 2014. Les graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Nebraska and his MBA from Texas Tech University. In 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Les graduated from the Infantry OCS, and was an honor graduate of the C&GS College in Ft. Leavenworth. Les served tours in Korea, Germany (2) and Vietnam. After retiring from the military, Les worked 20 years at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University as a computer analyst and purchasing manager. Les was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC). Les was the Chairman of the Scholarship Corporation Board, was on the Board of Directors and an editor of the intercom newsletter. Les was secretary of the MOAACC Satellite Beach Investment Club. Les was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera. Les is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Cozette, his two daughters Colette (Iowa) and Constance (Florida) and son Sylvester III (Georgia). Les had eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sylvester served with pride God, country and family and is at peace with God.
Miller, Dick D. 1954 JC ~ 31-Dec-2003
Moore, Carver Dale 1954 HS ~ 13-Feb-2001
Morgan, Pat H. 1954 HS ~ 01-Oct-1984
Muzik, Jerry A. 1954 HS
Myrick, Robert L., II 1954 HS
Nolen, Charles R. 1954 JC ~ 07-Sep-2006
Norman, Lionel R. 1954 HS ~ 07-Jun-2006
Nott, Arthur R. “Ron” 1954 JC ~ 31-Mar-2017  Ron, 83, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, in Farmington. He was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Arthur and Erma Nott. Ron grew up in Oklahoma City. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, Ron attended Oklahoma University and later attended New Mexico Military Institute. Ron entered into electronic communications in the U.S. Army in 1958 and was assigned as an electronic instructor in the Ordnance-guided Missile School at Redstone Arsenal. Ron then pursued a career in radio and television engineering. Ron moved to Albuquerque in 1970 to establish a contract engineering business. In 1972 he moved to Farmington to construct, KIVA, a local TV station. Ron remained in Farmington for the remainder of his life. While constructing the TV station, Ron also began building his home on the La Plata Hwy from the ground up, and remained there until his passing. After completion of the TV station, Ron switched careers and became employed at Arizona Public Service Company working in instrumentation as a Senior Electrical Test Engineer. In 1982, while still employed by APS, he established a manufacturing business, Nott Limited LTD, for AM broadcast antennas, structure de-tuning equipment and lightning prevention products. In 1990, Ron retired from APS and began expanding the business to include consulting and designing for Broadcast stations and other manufacturers. After Ron sold his business he continued to go to the shop every morning to visit with the guys and act as a consultant. Ron had written and published many technical articles on antennas and related subjects in trade journals, magazines, and books and has produced YouTube videos on the subjects of lightening dissipation as well. By finishing Benjamin Franklin’s theory on how to prevent lightning strikes, Ron invented the Static Cat, a lightning prevention/dissipation device which is used worldwide on radio and television stations, as well as oil and natural gas equipment out in the field. Ron’s obsession for trains began in his youth. He spent many boyhood years playing at the railroad station in OKC. Ron’s hobby throughout his life was riding, building, restoring, reading about and playing with trains. Ron attended the locale train clubs and developed many lifelong friendships. Ron gave classes at San Juan College for several years about trains and the history of trains. Ron was very enthusiastic and proud to be a member of the Durango Railroad Historical Society and the National Model Railroad Association. Over the course of several years, Ron helped restore 315, the Locomotive that sits in Santa Rita Park in Durango. Ron was preceded in death by his wife Judy; both parents; and his sister, Susie. He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca and Mary; two step-daughters, Shawna and Becky; niece, Terri; grandchildren, Jeremy, Calista, Amber, Emma, Ashleigh, Abby, Hayden and Taylor; his very special friends Ted and Jess Swearingen; and his many friends in the community of Farmington and Durango. Ron has never been without a four legged friend and leaves behind his two closest companions Dina and Char.
O’Bar, Jesse R., Jr. 1954 SC ~ 11-Apr-2011 ge 78 was born the son of Jesse R. O’Bar, Sr. and Iva Mae Lindsey O’Bar on January 10, 1933 in Union City, Oklahoma. He died on April 11, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jesse moved to Chickasha at the age of five and attended Chickasha Schools until the 10th grade. His 11th and 12th year was at St. Joseph Catholic School where he received his high school diploma. Jesse attended the University of Oklahoma, transferred to the Wentworth Military Academy, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico in 1954. He then entered the United States Army serving most of his time in Germany. He married Angelina “Ann” Merenda on October 27, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York. They lived in Brooklyn for several years. In 1961, they moved to Oceanside, New York where they lived until moving to Chickasha in 1964. While in New York, he attended New York University Graduate School of Business and was in management positions at Irving Trust Bank and Mutual of New York Insurance Company. After moving to Chickasha, Jesse started and operated the O’Bar Insurance Agency for 30 years. He continued to be active in the industry until his death. Jesse was a member of the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church. He was also a member of various organizations in the community and was recognized for his outstanding leadership. He was elected and served on the Chickasha City Council representing Ward I. As an honorary life member of the Chickasha High School Vocational Industrial Club, he was recognized for his work with area youth. Jesse was past Exalted Ruler of the Chickasha Elks Lodge. He was also actively involved in the Chickasha Jaycees and the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce. He was a longtime member of the Chickasha Golf and Country Club and played golf throughout the world with his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Iva Mae O’Bar, two sisters, Doris O’Bar Wood and Dorothy O’Bar Killebrew, son, Jesse R. O’Bar III, and nieces, Patricia Wood Lewis, Dr. Donna Wood, and Ann Marie Merenda. Survivors include wife, Angelina “Ann” Merenda O’Bar; niece & husband, Susan & Mike McCaughtry; nephew & wife, Retired Lt. Colonel Joe A. & Liz Wood; brother-in-law & wife, Joseph A. And Karen Merenda; nieces, Christine Merenda and Joann Harchuck-Demlien; great niece, Miranda Wood; great nephew, Michael McCaughtry; numerous other nieces and nephews. Jesse will be missed by his many beloved godchildren, family, and friends who loved him and whose lives he touched over his lifetime.
Oller, Willard L., Jr. 1954 HS
Owen, Johnny O. 1954 SC ~ 08-Jan-2011
Pitman, REV Omar W., Jr. 1954 SC ~ 20-Mar-2017 was born in Big Spring, Texas in 1933, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 in San Antonio. He was surrounded by his beloved wife, Mary Ellen, loving family members, and close friends. Omar was the oldest of two children born to Omar William and Daphne Bernice Barnes Pitman. His dear sister, Nancy Pitman Lohner, preceded him in death. Omar was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and of General Seminary in New York. While living in Philadelphia and employed as a social worker at Horizon House, he met his wife, Mary Ellen Engels, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church where they sang together in the choir. Recognized by the City of Philadelphia as a Rising Star, he worked tirelessly on behalf of the mentally ill. They married in November, 1965, with a son, David William, arriving in November, 1969, and daughter, Margaret Ellen, in April, 1974. In 1984, Omar and Mary moved with the children to San Antonio to be closer to family. Omar was proudly active in the lives in his children, serving as President of theatre booster club at McArthur High School where David participated in the drama program, and on the Board of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio where Margaret played oboe. Omar was never far from God. Although he worked for many years in social work, education, and politics, he was called back to the priesthood in San Antonio. He served as the Associate Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for 15 years and, after a brief retirement, spent several years as Cannon Missioner at St. Stephen’s and Holy Cross. He was a long-time member of the Lion’s Club and, in full retirement, Omar was delighted to be accepted into the Sons of the Republic of Texas along with his son, grandsons, and cousin. He served as the Chaplain for the SRT Alamo Chapter and participated in various social groups at St. Luke’s, as well as being the Chaplain for the Verger’s Group. Most importantly, Omar and Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children, grandchildren, nephews, cousins, and close friends in November of 2015. He accomplished a great many things and had a fascinating life, but he will be remembered most for his compassion for and devotion to others. His love for his family and friends is legendary. Omar is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Pitman; his son, David and his wife, Suzan; his daughter, Margaret Pitman McCoy and her husband, Mark; and grandchildren, Matthew William Pitman, Nace Benjamin Brown, and Daphne Rebecca Brown; as well as his niece, nephews, and cousins.
Powell, Donald R. 1954 HS ~ 17-Aug-1997
Rice, Jr., Harold F. “Freddie” 1954 JC ~ 05-Jan-2018 Harold “Freddy” Rice, 83, a respected leader in the ranching and cattle industry, passed away peacefully on Maui on Friday, January 5, 2018 surrounded by his family. Freddy was born in 1934 and was raised on his family’s ranch in Kaonoulu, Maui. He was proud to be a fifth-generation paniolo and a missionary family descendant of William Harrison and Mary Sophia Hyde Rice. Freddy graduated high school from Punahou School and started college at New Mexico Military Institute on a polo scholarship, where he won his first Intercollegiate National Polo Championship. He was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009 for Eminence as a polo player. Freddy then transferred to Cornell University where he won his second Intercollegiate National Polo Championship.  He earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University where he had studied livestock marketing, agronomy, nutrition, and rangeland conservation. Freddy began his ranching career at the Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) and Kahuku Ranch on the Big Island. Together with his first wife, Sally, he used applied science to design modern water and grazing systems while developing wildlife programs and soil-conserving ranching techniques. This included rotation fertilization, mineral supplementation, and the introduction of new species of grass and legumes to Hawaii – all range management advances published by the University of Hawaii. Freddy and Sally were instrumental in the formation of the Kona-Kau Roping and Polo Club and the Hawaii Rodeo Association, which has promoted the sport of rodeo in the islands since the 1950’s. Freddy played a pivotal role in the remarkable advancement of the horse industry in Hawaii: breeding, producing, and training various lines of the American Quarter Horse. Freddy had a long rodeo career which included many state championships in tie-down roping. He continued to compete in Team Roping and Polo Tournaments across Hawaii and the Continental U.S. until his final year. As a pioneering paniolo Freddy managed four different ranches on Maui and Hawaii Island. He was owner of FR Cattle Company operating in North Kohala, Waiono, Kukaiau Ranch, and Lalamilo. Freddy was also well-known as a World Class Sports Fishing Captain. He fished with Morton D. “Buster” May on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and in Cabo Blanco, Peru. As Owner and Captain on the “Malia” and the “Ihu Nui” in Kona, he had several International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) World Records. Including in the 1986 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT): a 1062 pound IGFA World Record on 50lb line for the Luna Niguel Team member, Gil Kraemer. He also captained two additional IGFA World Records with his first wife, Sally, and had a record for the youngest angler in the HIBT to catch a marlin – which was his daughter Morag who was twelve at the time. He also won the Golden Goddess with his daughter Bonnie as the angler. While he was fishing with his son, Mcgrew, they caught over 100 marlin per year in Kona which was also a record. On February 23, 2000 Freddy realized a victory for all citizens of Hawaii in his landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, “Rice vs. Cayetano”. The decision affirmed that, under the 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a state may not deny or abridge the right to vote on the account of race. Freddy Rice is survived by his children: F. Mcgrew Rice, Bonnie F. Rice, Morag R. Miranda, Sheena R. Golish, Lilah A. Ellis and hanai daughter, Sienna Rogers; his wife Gail Rice and first wife, Sally H. Rice; and his brother, Henry Rice. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roberts, Wendell B. 1954 HS ~ 23-Jul-2007
Rosen, William M. 1954 HS ~ 29-Aug-2008 born November 29, 1936 in El Paso, Texas to Oskar and Evelyn Rosen, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008. While growing up in El Paso, he attended Dudley, Mesita, El Paso High School, and then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1954. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. It was at OU where he met Elaine Cohen, whom he married in 1958. After graduating from college, he joined his father to run a retail business. Upon his retirement, he began substitute teaching primarily at Coronado High School, which he enjoyed very much. Bill was an active member of Temple Mt. Sinai, where he served as past President of the Temple and past President of the Men’s Club. He also served as Chairman of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Robbie. He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughter and son-in-law Donna and Mark Moore, daughter Sheila Rosen, and son Steven. A creative, fun-loving, and caring person, Bill will be fondly remembered by relatives and friends both near and far, with all of whom he took great pleasure to keep in touch.
Salley, Richard J. 1954 SC ~ 02-Oct-2009
Schilling, Harold H. 1954 JC
Schrimsher, Max L. 1952 JC-1954 SC ~ 01-May-2018  85, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on May 1, 2018. He was born in Frederick, Oklahoma, on May 14, 1932. Max attended the New Mexico Military Institute, located in Roswell, New Mexico, on a football scholarship and graduated in 1954. The all-conference four year Bronco letterman also attained the rank of pf C/LTC and commanded the 1st Battalion. Named a distinguished Military Student, he was commissioned in Armor Branch upon graduation, and entered the service. Max was inducted in to the NMMI Hall of Fame in 1995. He especially enjoyed sharing stories from his time spent at NMMI and in the military. He married Eleanor Bassett of Roswell, New Mexico, in 1958. They were able to celebrate 60 years of marriage in February of this year. Also in 1958, he began working for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, a company he remained with until 1983. He rose from trainee for management, to the eventual Western Division Sales Manager, and was responsible for Goodyear’s sales and marketing in 24 western states. In 1983, he left Goodyear and co-founded the Phoenix based Western States Tire Company. He retired from the tire industry in the mid-1990’s after more than 35 years spent in an industry he truly loved. Max was proud of his military service, and his association with the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, the Mining AMIGOS, and the Arizona State University Sun Angel Foundation Board. He especially enjoyed supporting Sun Devil football and the student athletes at ASU. He was preceded in death by his parents Alonzo and Lillie; Brothers Cecil, Floyd, Fred and Ted; Sisters Irene, Doris, Camilla, Pauline, and Dolores; and beloved grandson T.J. Schrimsher. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Schrimsher; his son Russ, children Michael, Nicholas and Taylor; his son Tim (Justine), children Sheena Kowalski (Jeff), Patrick, and great granddaughter Harper Shay Kowalski; his daughter Tracy Tonn (Scott), children Jessica and Blake; his sister Bennie Davis (Harvey); brothers-in-law John Bassett (Nolana), and Ben Bassett: sisters-in-law Vera Schrimsher and Marjelaine Schrimsher, and many nieces and nephews.
Schwartz, Marvin 1954 HS ~ 01-Jan-1980
Shaw, Rodney D. 1954 HS ~ 06-Oct-2010 Rodney Dwight Shaw was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Lubbock to the late James and Madge Shaw. He served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant. Rodney married the love of his life, Elizabeth Laverne Osborn, Sep. 5, 1958 in Lubbock. He served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church for many years. He later became a member of Westmont Christian Church. Rodney retired from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal after 52 years. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing, golf, and Fox news. He was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Billy Osbourn and Russell Osborn, and sister-in-law, Wanda M. Junior. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Laverne; son, Randall Shaw; grandsons, James Cleveland, Joshua Cleveland-Shaw and Caleb Cleveland-Shaw; great-grandsons, Paul and Jeremiah Cleveland; brothers-in-law, Jerry Osborn and wife, Wanda R., Jim Osborn and wife, Terry, and Mike Osborn; sisters-in-law, Kenelice Youngblood, Betty Baker and husband, Deryl, Barbara Thomas and husband, Jim, Wanda Osborn and Judy Osborn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shelton, Kenneth A. “Kenny” 1954 JC ~ 01-Aug-2018 was born on November 7, 1934, to Hynson Austin and Madeliene Shelton in a farmhouse near Ropesville, TX. The young family moved to Hobbs in January 1936. Kenny began his education in 1939 in what was known as North Hobbs Elementary. He graduated Hobbs High School in 1952. He was a three-sport varsity letterman his junior and senior years. He received an academic scholarship to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell along with four of his high school teammates. While in Roswell he met his first wife, Jean Blake. They went to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where Kenny walked on and received a football scholarship his junior year. Kenny and Jean married on June 12, 1955. Kenny received a BA degree in education in 1956. He spent his last semester student teaching in Hobbs and began teaching and coaching at Heizer Junior High in the fall of 1956. His first ever coach in eighth grade, Mr. Ray Haynes, was his principal. In 1958, Kenny began working at Watson Truck & Supply, Inc., eventually becoming President of the company. After the death of his first wife in 1995, Kenny married Jackie Morris on June 1, 1996. Kenny and Jackie had known each other since they were 13 years old. Kenny retired from Watson’s in 1998 after 40 years of service. Kenny and Jackie fully enjoyed their 22 years together playing golf, traveling, and spending time with their families. Kenny was a servant leader in various community, charitable and church roles over his life, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Arthritis Foundation, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, and the Young Marrieds Sunday School program at First Baptist Church. Kenny enjoyed the best that life has to offer – family, friends, music, dancing, sports (especially golf and football), and of course the Hobbs Eagles. Kenny made friends easily and greatly valued his friendships, many of which were from childhood. He was very intentional about maintaining them. If Kenny was your friend, he was a friend indeed. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Jackie Shelton; his children – a daughter, Cindy Svendsen (and Jeff) of Dallas, Texas; a son, Tommy Shelton of Dallas; a sister, Janece (and Don) Cox of Frisco, Texas; 2 granddaughters; 1 grandson; 3 great-grandchildren and one more due on Kenny’s birthday; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; and Jackie’s children – two sons Michael Robinson (and Phyllis) of LaGrange, Texas; and Allen Robinson (and Carol) of Los Lunas, New Mexico; 2 daughters Cindy Colosanti (and Rick) of Vine Grove, Kentucky, who preceded Kenny in death; and Tracy Thompson (and Robert) of Farmington, New Mexico; 5 granddaughters; 4 grandsons; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. Kenny was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Jean, and his parents, Hynson and Madeliene Shelton. Kenny was full of joy, zeal, optimism, faith, hope, humor, wisdom, discernment, loyalty, and most importantly love. He lived well and loved well and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and whose lives he impacted and blessed so richly. 
Shumway, Kenneth D. 1954 HS ~ 12-Oct-2008  Kenneth 72, a native of Arizona, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2008. He is preceded in death by his son, Steven. He leaves behind his loving daughter, Debbie and two sons, Doug and Ron. Kenneth is also survived by the love of his life, Kiyoko, six grandchildren, Danny, Adam, Connor, Colton, and Abby and great grandchild, Mason, and brothers, Spencer, Donald, and Roger.
Skidmore, LTC John D., USA 1954 HS ~ 27-Mar-1989
Smith, Ronald E. 1954 JC ~ 01-Oct-1982
Sperry, Sam H. Jr. 1954 HS ~ 16-Jul-2017 age 81, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was born in San Angelo, TX, and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. Sam received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and his Masters from the University of Montana. He was a mathematician and Statistician, who worked many years for the State of Montana. Sam enjoyed fishing, reading and baseball. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hillard and Edna Sperry; and a daughter, Susan Sperry. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Joyce Beckes; his daughter, Elizabeth Sperry of Stevensville, MT; his step-children, Judy Beckes Talcott and husband Shameel, Blane Beckes and wife Valerie; step-grandchildren, Roushon Talcott, Travis Talcott, Andrea Womack, Tammy Svanda, all of Albuquerque, NM; his sister, Ann Dockal and husband Harvey of Evans, GA. Sam will be greatly missed by his loving family.

Stacy, James E. 1954 HS
Stouse, Pierre A. D., Jr. 1954 JC
Straughan, Jimmie J. 1954 JC ~ 20-Jan-2012 Civil Engineer, of Golden, Colorado passed away on January 20, 2012. He was born May 12, 1934 to Joe J. And Juanita C. Straughan. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marlene, two daughters, Lisa Hogan of Broomfield and Michele and husband Mitch Hovet of Wheat Ridge and 3 grandchildren, Cole Hovet, Heather Hogan, and Thea Hovet. He was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Colorado and the University of California, Berkeley. He retired from the National Park Service in 1995.
Taylor, Paul H., Jr. 1954 JC ~ 12-Aug-2015
Thorne, Warner E. 1954 HS ~ 13-Jun-2003
Tinnin, Sidney E. 1954 HS ~ 15-Dec-1996
Troxler, Dale W. 1954 JC
VanHorn, Gary R. 1954 HS ~ 27-Jul-2018 returned to the other side on July 27, 2018. Gary was born on October 12, 1935 in Spokane, Washington, to Guy Elliot and Esther Hawley Van Horn. His siblings are Ted Van Horn (Verlaine) and Claudia Mattheson (Glenn). He married Gloria R. Angell, his sweetheart, on July 23, 1960 in Van Nuys, California. Later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on December 27, 1963. Their children are: Dawn Lakes, Kevin Van Horn, Steven Van Horn, deceased (Mindy), Valerie Opoulus (Brent), Michelle Jones, Guy Van Horn (Victoria), Susan Van Horn-Johnson (Marc) and Julie Wilson (Brett).Gary is survived by his wife, and seven of his eight children. Preceded in death by his son, Steven, parents, and grandsons, Aaron & David.
Veeck, William L., III 1954 HS ~ 28-Jan-1985
Vestal, Robert E. “Bob” 1954 SC ~ 23-Aug-2010 , 78, of Palisade, CO, died on August 23, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO, a few weeks after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The son of George Chloe (Jack) and Nettie Edith Vestal, Bob was born on Leap Year (February 29), 1932, in Guymon, OK, and liked to joke he had fewer birthdays than his children. Bob attended high school at Ponca City Military Academy (OK) and graduated from college in 1954 at New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell). After serving in both the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, Bob retired his captain commission and returned to his hometown, Guymon, to work in the oil and gas industry. It was there that he met and married Suzanne Burdge of Hooker, OK. Together they built the Vestal Motel and Guymon Dining Room, which they operated for 19 years. They reared two children in Guymon, Debra Nel (Debbie) Peterson, married to Dave Peterson and residing in Palisade, CO, and Robert Jack (Rob) Vestal, residing in Dallas, TX. Bob was passionate about his pursuits and his pastimes. Over the years Bob ventured into the cattle business and tried his hand at brokering commodities on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and selling real estate in Angel Fire, NM. He also acquired his private and commercial pilot’s licenses and spent considerable time on the golf course working on a scratch handicap, as well as trolling for trout in the lakes of Colorado. After Bob and Sue settled in Palisade in 2004, Bob was employed as an on-call security officer at the Department of Energy facility in Grand Junction. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his employment, friends, and colleagues at DOE and was dedicated and determined to work until the end. In addition to his wife of 53 years, daughter, son, and son-in-law, Bob is survived by his brother, G. Charles Vestal of Guymon, OK; nephew, Donald Charles Hofferber of Dallas, TX, (great-niece Sara and great-nephew David), and nephew Stacey Hofferber of Nevada (great-nephew Derek). One sister, Mary Juanelle (Hofferber) Gass, predeceased Bob in 2002.
Ward, George E. 1954 SC
Ware, Jerry W. 1954 JC ~ 16-Feb-2019 

Ware, Dr. Paul D. 1954 JC ~ 18-Feb-2014 80, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Funeral services are set for Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, with Dr. Steve Fowler of NorthPoint United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent’s Avenue. Paul was born in Haynesville, Louisiana, on January 5, 1934. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Centenary College and his Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in Psychiatry and Neurology. He was a member of the American Board of Psychiatrists and Neurologists, Shreveport Medical Society and was licensed in Louisiana, California and Wyoming. Paul practiced psychiatry and neurology for fifty years; he maintained a private practice for 45 years and retired after serving five years as LSUHSC-Shreveport Department of Psychiatry Chairman. Paul’s compassion and desire to help others was at the core of his being. He was profoundly optimistic and determined. Paul had incredible strength, remarkable courage and a generous heart. He had an innate ability to find the goodness in others and led many down a road of continued growth and discovery. Paul, above all, was a teacher. He shared his profound wisdom and was delighted when others could gain from his insight. As his dear friend and colleague, Taibi Kahler, Ph.D., recently shared with him, “You have touched the lives of thousands, and impacted the quality of generations.” Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Audie Pride Ware, his beloved daughter, Paula Denise Ware, and the mother of his children, Adele Ferguson Ware. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Lisa Harper Ware; son, Paul Dean Ware and partner, D. Paul Babin, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; daughter, Dana Ware Hornby and husband, Michael, of Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter, Danelle Ware of Shreveport; son, Paul Derek Ware, M.D. and wife, Alisha H. Ware, M.D. of Gulfport, Mississippi; grandchildren, David Hornby, Daniel Hornby, Adam Hornby, Allison Ware, Cecilia Catherine Ware, and Mac Ware; brothers-in-law, Mike Harper and wife, Whittney of Minden; David Harper and wife, Kathy of Shreveport; Pat Harper and wife, Trish of Sibley; Jeff Harper of Bastrop, Texas; sisters-in-law, Judy Harper of Longview, Texas and Monica Harper of Shreveport, and numerous nieces and nephews. Honoring Paul and his family as pallbearers are David Harper, Michael Harper M.D., Pat Harper, Kenny Loftin, Travis Phifer, M.D., Charles Powers, M.D., Dean Robinson, M.D. and Greg Walker. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Montclair Park, Bob Savory, M.D. and the team at Willis-Knighton Hospice, and special caregivers, Mark Jefferson III, VonEric McKee, Deassie Washington and Deborah White. A special thank you is also extended to the countless individuals who expressed kindness to Paul during his illness, particularly at Kayla’s Cafe in Coushatta.
Warren, Sherrill D. 1954 JC ~ 12-Mar-1998
Webb, George E., II 1954 HS ~ 27-Aug-2008
Wilson, Dr. Terril E., Ph.D. 1954 HS ~ 09-Feb-2013
Wilt, John D. 1954 HS ~ 02-Jan-2018 81, our wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Tucson, AZ on January 2nd, 2018, after a difficult battle with leukemia. John was born in Detroit, MI on November 1st, 1936 to Arthur and Lucy Lee (Dunn) Wilt Bailey. He grew up in New Mexico and was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Class of ’54. John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from New Mexico State University, Class of ’62, where he was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1962-64 and was stationed in Korea for 13 months where he performed the duties of Tactical Director and Surveillance and Entry Officer. After a year and a half in law school at the University of Arizona, he changed career and received his post-graduate degree from the New York Institute of Finance and the Alexander Hamilton Institute in NYC, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Lee Glover. They were married on March 16th, 1968. He spent his career as a stock broker and financial planner in Phoenix and Scottsdale, ultimately opening his own brokerage firm, Murray, Wilt, Bantit. John was a kind, gentle, loving, and very generous man who enjoyed travel, adventure, horses, golf, and loved spending time with family and friends. In 1946, at the age of 10, John was defeated by a girl in the New Mexico State Yo-Yo Championship she had 347 loop-the-loops to his 346. In the early 50’s, John taught ball room dancing up and down the west coast. In 2002 he wrote “Do I Need Help? What You Need to Know about What You Need to Know About…” a book about financial security and protecting your hard earned money. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Patricia; son Jonathan “Kristen”; daughters Athena, Wendy, Heather King, Summer ‘Pete” Pisciotta, and Alex; grandchildren Bronson, Jarred, Kaylee, Richard, Peter, Sam, Allison, and Jack; great grandchildren James and Jaxon. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Rodney King Wilt, and his step-father, Guy Bailey.
Windle, James Philip 1954 HS ~ 07-Sep-2003
Witham, Stuart A. 1954 JC ~ 27-Jul-2006 “Skip”, age 72, passed away peacefully full of love and optimism, just as he lived his life. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home. He met the many challenges of his later years with grace and dignity. Stuart, known to most as Skip, was born April 7, 1934, in Bakersfield to Harold and Frances Witham. Skip began working in the family TV and Appliance business when he was in the sixth grade. After graduating from Bakersfield High School, he attended New Mexico Military Institute before entering the Air Force in 1954. He completed service as an Airman at bases in the U.S. and Japan. Skip then rejoined the family business, which he operated until it was sold in 1987. In 1987 skip was appointed Executive Vice President of the Better Business Bureau, which he ran until he retired in 2000. Skip had a love for his community and was very active in the community and involved in many social organizations. Skip is survived by his loving bride of 26 years, Sherry; sons, Dane Witham and wife, Rosemary, Michael Sorensen and wife, Lisa, and Chris Witham; granddaughters, Jessica, Natalie and Claire; sister, Kathleen Daniels and husband, Roger of San Jose, California. Skip had a very loving relationship with his sisters-in-law, Carol Santos and husband, John of Victor, Montana, and Cynthia Pilkington and husband, Tom of Las Vegas, Nevada; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada. A special thanks to Margaret and Pat for many years of loving care and to Patty and Flo from Optimal Hospice. Special blessings to Rosemary Witham; you were truly Skip’s angel; you are a blessing.
Wollard, Dr. Leo F., Jr. 1954 SC
Wood, Frederick J. 1954 JC ~ 30-Dec-2010
Wood, Samuel W. 1954 HS
Woodard, Thomas L. 1954 HS
Wooden, Curtis D. 1954 HS
Wylie, Charles G., Jr. 1954 HS ~ 03-Jun-2011
Zingery, Gordon W. 1954 HS


Atwood, LTC John B., Jr., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 20-Mar-2014  passed away on March 20,2014, in Houston, Texas, after a prolonged illness. John was born November 4, 1931. John attended New Mexico Military Institute. He was a career officer, valiantly completing two tours in Vietnam. John served in many places throughout the world. John was Commander of Houston District Army Recruiting before military retirement in 1981. John is preceded in death by his sister Charlene and parents, J.B. and Winnona. John is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, children Melissa and John, stepdaughters Rebecca and Debra, multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Barnett, Richard “Dick” Louis 1953 JC ~ 29-Apr-2014 Dick was born in Bakersfield, California to Marie (Clerou) and George H. Barnett on May 5, 1933. He was raised in Bakersfield and enjoyed all of the elements back in the day. Dick entered Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield and was a member of the first freshmen class to graduate. He then attended Junior College at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1956 he completed his education obtaining his Bachelors of Science Degree in Commerce from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. In 1961 Dick married his sweetheart and true love, Louise Marie Banducci. In his words, “I found the nicest girl in the world and then I married her”. He would say often that his greatest accomplishment is that Louise said, “Yes” to his proposal. Their love story together lasted 52 years and both felt blessed to live an idealistic life; Dick and Louise raised their three adored children in a close knit neighborhood of wonderful friends and created hundreds of precious memories to last a lifetime. Dick was a prominent and well-respected California real estate broker for over 45 years, including the brokerage of major farm and ranch transactions in the San Joaquin, Tehachapi and Antelope valleys of California. He was also a principal in several major housing, shopping center, industrial and hotel developments in California and Texas. Dick was known as a great conversationalist with a quick and humorous wit who made instant friends wherever he went. His favorite topics included his passion for his family, country, church, community and Notre Dame football. Always an advocate for others success, Dick relished in the support and accomplishments of others and was selfless in giving of his time and financial resources to those in need. An avid reader, Dick enjoyed history, biographies, spiritual writings and most recently his daily devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. As Dick said, “This is a terrific tool along the pathway to peace. Read it for two weeks and just watch your life transform”. Through his treatment for Cancer, Dick never lost his champion mindset and approached each day with his signature winning attitude and zest for life. He lived every day to the fullest, until it was his time to “ring the bell”. Dick was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Those who had the honor of knowing and loving him will miss him greatly. Dick was called home to continue his love affair with his wife, Louise who preceded him in death on April 6, 2014. He is survived by his brother George Barnett, Jr.; son Richard Barnett, Jr. and wife Patricia and their children, Ross and Amber; daughter, Catherine Brno and husband Christopher and their children, Steven and John; son Joe and wife Francie and their children, Megan, Dinah and Michael along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  “Truly, I say to you, this day you shall be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43.
Bartlett, Ronald A. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jan-1992
Beedle, Paul R., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 05-Mar-1953
Bilbo, Clarence Spence 1953 SC
Bowman, Jack W. 1953 HS
Bradshaw, Leo H. Jr. 1953 HS ~ 09-Mar-2019 84, of Waco, Texas, passed away on March 9, 2019.  Leo was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 12, 1934, to Leo Herman Bradshaw, Sr., and Eleanor Rose Cogdell Bradshaw. He attended Dean Highland Elementary, North Junior High, and Waco High School. His final years of high school were spent at New Mexico Military Institute, earning dual diplomas from New Mexico Military Institute and Waco High School. After graduation, Leo attended Baylor University, earning a BBA in 1956. From an early age Leo loved guns. Much to his mother’s surprise, he ordered and received his first gun through the mail when he was nine years old – what would become a lifelong passion had begun. While a student at Baylor, he worked part-time at the family appliance and furniture business of Cogdell’s on Valley Mills Drive in Waco. In June, 1954, Leo suggested to his father that space from a recent expansion of Cogdell’s be used for a gun shop. Leo Sr. agreed, provided Leo Jr. would stay and run it. By September that year, the gun shop was up and running with Leo at the helm. The foundation for his life’s work was in place. He continued to operate the gun shop at the Valley Mills location for 49 years. In 2003, he moved the gun shop to the Wooded Acres location, where he operated until his death, bringing his total years in the gun business to 3 months shy of 65 years. In a 2011 Waco Tribune article, Leo estimated that he sold 225,000 firearms during his career and that helping young people select their first shotgun was one of the most rewarding aspects of being in the gun business. Over the years, Leo became recognized both locally and nationally as a premiere gun dealer, appraiser, and consultant. He generously volunteered his time with local, state, and national organizations for more than 60 years to share his vast experience and knowledge. Nationally, Leo was a Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the National Rifle Association Whittington Center Founders’ Club, and a Ducks Unlimited Diamond Life Sponsor. On the state level, he was a Benefactor Member of the Texas State Rifle Association and a life and charter member of the Texas Gun Collectors Association that he served as president for three terms. Combining his love of Texas history and guns, Leo was very active over the years with events commemorating the Texas Rangers. In 1973, he served on the Texas Ranger Advisory Commission and the Commemorative Commission celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Texas Rangers. 25 years later in 1998, he again chaired the Commemorative Commission celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Texas Rangers. Since 1990, Leo has been an active member of the Fort Fisher Advisory Committee to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame where he served as chairperson for multiple terms. Locally, he was a life member of the Waco Skeet and Trap Club and the Central Texas Rifle and Pistol Club. Leo was active throughout his life with the Waco Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and was named Sportsman of the Year by the organization in 1980. A longtime member of Waco Masonic Lodge #92, he was a member of Karem Shrine, Scottish Rite, and The Royal Order of Jesters. He was a member and past president of the Northwest Optimist Club of Waco. Leo was the last surviving charter member of Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church. The Cogdell family, Leo’s maternal relatives, for whom the church was named, donated the land on which the first church was built and supported the church through the years. For 47 years, Leo served on the Board of Directors of Community Bank and Trust in Waco. The family extends thanks for the love, kindness and support from his many friends and most of all the wonderful gun buddies Leo loved so dearly. Your frequent visits over the last several months were a blessing and the highlight of each day. We will cherish the many stories you shared that are a constant reminder of Leo’s amazing time on this earth. For the loving and compassionate care, the family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Providence Hospital of Waco, Senior Care of Hewitt, Kindred Hospital of Fort Worth, and Providence Hospice of Waco. Special thanks to Dr. David Hoffman, Dr. Ben LaGrone, and Dr. Steven Burgard of Providence Hospital and Rebecca, Dawn, Brenda, and James of Senior Care of Hewitt. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Leo Herman Bradshaw, Sr., and Eleanor Rose Cogdell Bradshaw; brothers, James Edward “Jim” Bradshaw and Bob Cogdell Bradshaw; and son-in-law, Robert Dennis “Bobby” Smith. Leo is survived by his wife of 41 years, Beverly Jean “Jeannie” Bradshaw, of Waco, who is the mother of their daughter, Brande Colt Bradshaw Draper; his children, Brande Colt Bradshaw Draper and her husband, William Adams “Will” Draper, of Austin, Leo Herman “Trey” Bradshaw, III of Waco, Dana Rose Smith of Boerne, Karen Rezi Maxwell and her husband, John Pat Maxwell, of Boerne, and Andrew Thaxton “Andy” Bradshaw and his wife, Margaret Lowry, of Fort Worth; his sister, Patricia Ann “Pat” Edge of Houston; his sisters-in-law, Ouida Massey Bradshaw of Fort Worth, Janice Bradshaw of The Woodlands, and Jayne Hicks of Waco; his sister-in-law, Rebecca Bosley and her husband, Jim Bosley, of Kirvin; his brother-in law, James Richard “Dicky” Thornton, Jr., and his wife, Lynita Thornton, of Wortham; his first wife, Audra Rose Bradshaw of San Antonio, who is the mother of Leo Herman “Trey” Bradshaw, Dana Rose Smith, Karen Rezi Maxwell, and Andrew Thaxton “Andy” Bradshaw; his grandchildren, Julia Frances Draper, William Adams Draper, Jr., William Robert Bradshaw, Richard Ross Bradshaw, Brandon Travis Smith, Charles Lowry “Charlie” Bradshaw, and James Lowry “Jay” Bradshaw; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and his longtime employee, Patsy Berry and her husband, Bill Berry, of Waco. 

Bradshaw, Robert Randel 1953 HS ~ 14-Jan-2018 died Sunday, January 14, 2018. Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, with his wife Leslie Odil Bradshaw by his side. He was 81. Bob, known for his intelligence and acute, dry wit, was a self-described “Borger Boy,” having grown up in Borger, Texas, outside of Amarillo. There he became a Boy Scout, both literally and figuratively and, with the help of his father, developed a sense of ethics and integrity that served him personally and professionally throughout his life. Bob attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute, then Rice University for one year before deciding that “slide-rule life” was not for him. Friends convinced him that The University of Oklahoma was a lot more fun, so he transferred, joining Phi Delta Theta and ROTC. An inveterate storyteller, Bob often recounted how he became a lawyer quite by accident. He was leaving OU when he came across a recruiting table where he was promised a military deferment if he went to law school. He jumped at the chance and headed to Southern Methodist University (SMU) for his law degree. When he graduated in 1960, Bob joined the United States Air Force and became a JAG (Judge Advocate General). He was stationed outside of Chicago and, later, Ankara, Turkey. Bob enjoyed his military service and was grateful to Uncle Sam for providing extensive travel opportunities and the Officers Club. Bob practiced law in Amarillo and Dallas before joining his boyhood friend from Borger, Jon Coffee, in 1970 in a law firm that would later become Coffee, Goldston and Bradshaw. It was there that he met his future wife, Leslie, although their love story wouldn’t fully play out until some years later. Bob continued to practice law in Austin until he retired. An avid reader, Bob enjoyed learning about everything from history to philosophy. He was a gentleman and a gentle man who lived his life with style and grace, and whose kindness and quiet humor inspired joy and fun in those who knew him. He had a love for jazz, his wife, and his dog, Wolf, who no doubt awaited him as he crossed that proverbial bridge. Bob is survived by wife Leslie Odil Bradshaw, sister Marion Lucille “Bobbe” Wood, and nephew Robert Charles Berwick (both of Colorado), along with grand nephews and nieces Brian Robert Berwick, Jennifer Lynn Shepard, and Julie Ann Wagner. He is also survived by step-children Lisa Kocen and John Slimp and wife Tatyana, as well as numerous step grandchildren, all of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Marion Bradshaw and Edna Lucille Jones Bradshaw, and by his sister Elizabeth Bradshaw, of Borger, Texas.
Brandt, LTC Clarke M., USA (Ret) 1951 HS-1953 SC ~ 18-Mar-2014  was born on Sep 21, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His parents were Helen and Max Brandt. He lived in Southwestern Iowa in his early years. When his father was called to active duty in 1940, they moved from station to station for the next 9 years. Clarke graduated high school in Coronado, California in June of 1949. Four years later he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army on June 2, 1953. He spent the next 28 years in the Army which included tours in Alaska, Korea, Vietnam, and Germany. He was awarded the Combat Medical Badge during his Vietnam Tour. In 1972 he attended University of Northern Colorado to obtain his Masters Degree in Education. He retired from the active duty in May of 1981 at which time he was awarded the Legion of Merit. After his retirement, Clarke became a full time instructor at the education Center at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, where he worked until the Post Closed. Clarke is survived by his 4 sons; Kim Brandt and his wife Maxine, Greg Brandt and his wife Renae, Jan Brandt and Trish, and Dane Brandt and his wife Lynn. He is also survived by his 2 brothers Craig Brandt and his wife Jean, and Drew Brandt and his wife Sharon. He is preceded in Death by a son, Bret Brandt and a wife Vivian Brandt. Clarke has ten grand children and 18 great grandchildren. Clarke is also survived by his friend and ex-wife, Trish Young and her son Brett. Clarke was a wonderful father and is loved deeply. He has now entered into heaven to be with his heavenly Father.
Bray, Charles F., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 15-Feb-1997
Breckenridge, MAJ Floyd S., Jr., USMC (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 17-Feb-2006 , 76, a 10-year resident of Gardnerville, died Feb. 17, 2006, in Gardnerville. He was born July 22, 1929, in Carnegie, Okla., to Floyd Scott Sr. and Alice Marie Breckenridge. He married Gail S. Breckenridge on Jan. 24, 1953, in Roswell, NM. Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Mountain View, Calif. He was a vice president and manager for Home Savings of America for 16 years. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute on Jan. 24, 1953. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring as a major after 20 years. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroic Achievement on June 20, 1968, while serving in South Vietnam. Among his survivors are his wife of Gardnerville; son, Michael Jon of Vista, Calif.; daughter, Katherine Scott Ziegler of San Andreas, Calif.; sister, Marilyn McCann of Amarillo, Texas; and three grandchildren. 
Brown, LTG Charles W., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 15-Feb-2007 a true American Cowboy, who was born June 15, 1932, on a cattle ranch 10 miles SE of Rushville, Nebraska, passed quietly to an ever greener pasture, on February 15, 2007. Charles slipped peacefully away, surrounded by loved ones telling him how much he meant to them. From humble beginnings, Charles graduated in 1953, from one of only 7 four-year college programs at New Mexico Military Institute. Always saying that he was, waiting to see if something better came along, this humble man became known as one of the great leaders in the US Army, rising to the rank of Lt. General, retiring in 1990. He returned to the west he loved, in 1995, allowing him to be close enough to manage his beloved Brown Bros. Ranch, located in the Sandhill’s of Nebraska. In 1958, Charles married Sherry Church, the daughter of another career Army Officer. Son Stephan and daughter Christi were born in Lubbock, TX, where he taught ROTC and sponsored the 500 member rodeo team at Texas Tech University. In his career, he was stationed in multiple US locations, France, Germany Viet Nam and Korea. The move to Colorado was the 29th move in 37 years for Sherry and Charles. His last assignments were in the Pentagon, dealing with Middle East Policy. He was happiest in command of troops, but was regarded as a brilliant logistician. At the end of his career, he was respected in the Middle East among the Israeli as well as the Arab leaders. He could walk with cowboys and kings and be equally at home. As a Brigadier General in Germany, he participated alongside his troops in Rodeo, USA. After an absence from rodeo, of 20 years, he proudly roped a calf in his personal record time of eight seconds, at age 48, to his troops delight. The photograph of this accomplishment was displayed on the front page the Stars and Stripes newspaper, under the caption of “The Cowboy General”. Although he served in the military for 37 years, in combat in Viet Nam and the Dominican Republic – receiving the Bronze Star with Valor, Legion of Merit (twice) and the Distinguished Service Medal- he was proudest of his pioneer heritage. His grandparents helped settled the Nebraska Territories. His parents ingrained integrity into him, making him the honorable head of his own family, who adored him. Charles is survived by his adoring wife and children, beloved daughter-in-law, Terri; and three precious grandchildren, Heather, Lauren and Austin, whom he adored. He is also survived by an enormous cavalcade of friends, throughout the country and the world, who take comfort in the vast array of memories and stories about “Good Old Charlie Brown”.
Brown, Peter S. 1953 HS
Brown, Robert B. 1953 HS
Brown, Robert S. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jan-2000
B. Dyne Buckley 1953 HS ~ 08-Jan-2019 Bert Dyne Buckley returned to be with his Lord and Savior on January 8, 2019. Dyne made people smile. Even into his final days, he carried a playful nature and clever sense of humor. His ability to lighten someone’s day with a silly joke was unrivaled. But the main reason people smiled around Dyne was because he was kind. This was especially true of the way he treated his wife, children, and grandchildren. His family was his pride and joy, and he was the pride and joy of his family. He was born April 20, 1935 in El Paso, to Willis and Maurine Buckley. As a child, he loved working at his father’s business, ‘Thrift Grocery Store.’ He attended Las Cruces public schools, where he met his future wife, JoAnne Alcott at the age of just 12. The two would go on to marry on February 1, 1958. Dyne graduated high school from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1953, then from New Mexico State University in 1958. Following college, he served in the U.S. Army before returning to Las Cruces. Dyne worked for Mutual Building and Loan in Las Cruces for many years. Then in 1978, he and his family moved to Elk City, Oklahoma, where he continued his career as President of First Federal Savings and Loan. Dyne embraced Elk City and even served as the Chamber of Commerce President. But his love for Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley drew him and JoAnne back in 1990 for their retirement years. An avid sports fan, Dyne loved watching a great game. He was especially loyal to the NMSU Aggies, and enjoyed attending basketball games at his alma mater. You could also often spot him in the stands at the LCHS football games. Dyne was passionate about his faith, which made him a pillar in his church. He sang in the choir and volunteered in men’s group and outreach programs. His legacy is the large family that loves him immensely. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; three sons and their spouses, Randy and Kevia of Tulsa, Russell and Maria of El Paso, and Ron and Traci of Reno; one daughter and her spouse, Dyana and Brian Diffin of St. Louis; and sister-in-law Patricia Sullivan of Keller, Texas. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Jennifer Armstrong, Stephanie McArthur, Whitley Diffin, Kourtney Buckley, Dyne Price Buckley, Jami Buckley, Scott Diffin, and Kaylee Buckley; two step-grandchildren Aldo Payan and Idali Payan; two great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews who all adored Uncle “Sonny.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Maurine; sister, Louise Goodman; and infant daughter Mary.

Burkholder, Lee H. 1953 HS ~ 18-Apr-2007 71, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. He was a resident of El Paso since 1957. Mr. Burkholder graduated from UT Austin in 1957 and was a member of the Elks local chapter POE – 187, Texas Society of CPA’s, AICPA, New Mexico Society of Accountants, National Society of Accountants, and Texas Facetors. He was also a life member of New Mexico Military Institute Class of 1953. Lee was a CPA in public practice since 1962. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter G. and Annie Lee Burkholder. Lee is survived by his loving wife, Alleen L. Burkholder, son, Walter David Burkholder 1977 HS-1983 JC of Orlando, FL, daughters, Pamela Montague and husband, Steve of Albuquerque, NM, and Linda Krebs and husband, Matthew of Plano, TX, grandchildren, David Montague, Rebecca Montague, Amanda Krebs, Melinda Krebs, Allison Krebs and Kristen Alleen Krebs. He is also survived by his sister, Bessie Lou Steenman and husband, Larry of San Antonio, TX.
Callahan, J. Patrick 1953 HS ~ 18-May-2003
Carpenter, LtCol Donald R., USMC (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 05-Aug-1995
Cash, Jr., George H. 1953 JC ~ 13-Nov-2014  83, retired flight inspector for Beech Aircraft, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, in Kremmling, CO. Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Cash; parents, George & Francis Cash. He is survived by his son, Michael S. Cash of Winter Park, CO. In his spare time, George enjoyed gun and knife collecting, movies, classic cars and trains. He was a good father and husband. He will be missed greatly.
Catledge, James W. 1953 HS ~ 01-Apr-1985
Chappelear, Louis 1953 SC
Childers, Dallas, Jr. 1953 JC ~ 17-Aug-1998
Christie, James W., III 1953 HS ~ 24-Aug-2004
Clarkson, Thomas A., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 23-Aug-2005 , 69, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at a local hospital from complications secondary to cancer. Born in San Diego, he received his early education there and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona, where he achieved high scholastic honors and was a leader in sports, as a student and as a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. A skillful baseball player, he was chosen All American his senior year. He went on to play professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs farm team until his country called him to serve as an Army tank officer in Korea, which began a lifelong devotion to the 10th U.S. Calvary. After discharge from the service, he began a 31-year career with IBM Corp., where he was a successful manager in marketing, serving in various locations of the United States. After retirement, Mr. Clarkson enjoyed a second career breeding and showing cutting horses. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and was an active participant. He was a member of Handley Lodge #1140, A.F. & A.M, Fort Worth Scottish Rite and Moslah Shrine, where he served as potentate in 1997. He was a member of Moslah Shrine Golf Unit and Fort Worth Court #32 R.O.J. The family wishes to thank the doctors and their dedicated staffs who helped us through five years of cancer and heart disease. Special thanks to Dr. Vern Ellis. And special thanks to Dr. John Burk for his attention to last wishes, clear explanations and sensitivity at the end. Our special thanks also to Ranch Nurse Susan Broyles for five years of a special relationship. Thanks also to Harris Hospital cancer floor and Trauma ICU for doing their jobs so well at a very difficult time.Survivors: Wife, Carol Clarkson of Fort Worth; children and their spouses, Tom Clarkson Jr. of Virginia, Barry and Debra Clarkson of San Diego, Calif., Chris and Christie Clarkson of Los Angeles, Calif., Brooke and Bob Kieb of Virginia and John and Alissa Kimbrough of College Station; cherished grandchildren, Danee, Katie, Will, Kendall, Emily, Lillian, Sophie and No. 8, Gus, due in November; mother, Fran Clarkson of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Jerry Clarkson of San Diego, Calif.; his canine buddies, Little Red and Casey; and his equine pals, Little Doc and Coco.”
Collingwood, G. Wheat 1953 HS ~ 11-Oct-2016 If Wealth Is Defined By Being Surrounded By Loving Friends And Devoted Family After A Long And Rich Life, Then Wheat Died A Very Rich Man. Wheat Defined Himself By His Relationships – His Relationship With God, His Loving Wife Of 46 Years, His Daughter And Granddaughters, And Every Person He Met (All Of Whom He Regarded As Friends).Wheat Was Born In Wichita, Kansas To Margaret Shannon Collingwood And Greyson Haslett Collingwood, And He Was The Youngest Sibling To Martha Bay (Black) And Otis Collingwood. Ornery From A Young Age, Wheat Became Infamous For Using His Sister’S Pearl Neckless As Ammunition For His B.B. Gun, Putting Sand In His Teacher’S Car’S Gas Tank, Putting A Snake In His Teacher’S Desk, And Other Mischief. It Was No Wonder That His Father Sent Him To The New Mexico Military Institute For High School.After Graduating From NMMI, Wheat Enrolled In The University Of Oklahoma, Joined Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, And Majored In Fraternity Studies. Attending Occasional Business Classes, Wheat Relished College Life, Making Life-Long Friends And Enjoying A Fanatical Devotion To Ou Football.After College, Wheat Returned To Wichita And Went Into Office And Industrial Equipment Sales, Eventually Starting His Own Business, Collingwood Office Systems, Where He Was Repeatedly Nationally Recognized For Sales And Service To His Customers. In 1958, Wheat Met His Nephew’S Kindergarten Teacher, Sally Carolyn Rice. Wheat Knew Immediately That Sally Was Out Of His League, So He Married Her On August 6, 1960, At His Earliest Opportunity.Wheat’S And Sally’S Only Child, Julie Anne (Blumenthal), Was Born In 1965. Wheat And Sally Raised Julie In Wichita. Never Has A Family Of Three Been Filled With So Much Love For Each Other. Their Warm Home Was Always Open For Pool Parties, Chili Dinners, Youth Group Activities, And New Year’S Day Football Games (Shown On Three Televisions At The Same Time).His Beloved Bride Passed Away In 2007. Mourning Her Loss Took A Toll On Wheat, But His Deep Christian Faith Kept Him Focused On His Family And Friends. In 2013, Wheat Moved To Prairie Village, Kansas To Be Closer To Julie And Her Husband, Michael Blumenthal, And His Granddaughters, Sarah Bay And Kate Grace. He Spent The Remainder Of His Life Doting On Julie, Sarah Bay, And Kate Grace, And Enjoying The Companionship Of His Friend, Dotty Watson.A Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, And Companion, Wheat Always Took Interest In His Family, Listening Intently To Their Stories And Attending Their School Programs And Athletic Events. Wheat Was A Lover Of All Things Chocolate, Bud Light Over Ice, Ou Football, Jayhawks Basketball, And The Kansas City Royals.Kind, Gentle, And Funny, Wheat Was Loved By All.
Converse, Landree M. 1953 HS
Cook, J. Donald, Jr. 1953 JC ~ 25-Jan-1980
Cope, Mack Ladon “Tex” 1953 JC ~18-Aug-2016 age 84 died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his home in McAlester. Tex was born on February 3, 1932 in Haileyville, Oklahoma, to Clarence and Cora Belle (McMurtrey) Cope. He married Bobbie A. Richardson on November 7, 1959 in McAlester. He played high school and college football and enjoyed watching sports. He was a rancher and refereed basketball games and umpired baseball games for area schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church in McAlester. Survivors include a wife, Bobbie Cope, two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherri Faulconer and husband Ronnie, Connie Dobbs; grandchildren and spouses, Rachel West, Michael Hohenstreet, Marty West, Bryan Gray Dobbs and wife, Ariel, Hillary Kendrick and husband David, Austin Dobbs; great-grandchildren, Christopher Dobbs and Willow Kendrick He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Cowan, James H. 1953 JC ~ 30-Aug-2005
Cresto, Bert P. 1953 JC
Curtis, Ernest M. 1953 SC
Daniels, Dr. Jon L. 1953 JC ~ 11-Apr-2011 77, retired Army dentist and community volunteer, died Monday in Las Cruces. Husband of 54 years to Phyllis M. Daniels of Las Cruces and father to Ray Daniels of Chicago and Brock Daniels (wife, Karla Conditt Daniels) of Augusta, GA. Grandfather of Megan, Jim, Knox & Grace. Jon was born in El Paso and raised in Cloudcroft where his parents, Ray & Margaret Daniels, were prominent citizens. He spent much of his youth in the outdoors, developing a life-long passion for fishing, hunting and trap shooting. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell for high school (Class of 1951) and junior college (1953) before attending Loyola University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He had a private dental practice in Alamogordo, NM from 1960-1964 before returning to pursue his career in the Army. That career took him from California to Washington DC and many points in between and included a tour in Vietnam (1967-68). While in the Army, he earned a master’s degree in hospital administration and specialization in prosthodontics. He rose to the rank of Colonel and commanded the dental activity of Fort Riley, Kansas from 1980-83. He retired from the Army at Fort Bliss in 1985 and had a private practice in prosthodontics for several years. He enjoyed woodworking and built attractive furniture for the beautiful home that he and Phyllis created. He also built the baptismal font and other projects for First Presbyterian Church where they were both long-time members and he was an Elder. In retirement, the couple enjoyed travel via RV, attending Elder Hostels and visiting family and friends across the country as well as trips to international destinations such as Australia. Jon was a member of Rotary Club of Las Cruces and had participated in various chapters around the country since he first joined in Alamogordo in 1960. He enjoyed flying and had navigated the skies of southern New Mexico as a private pilot into his 60s. After his mother and aunt suffered with Alzheimer’s disease, he became active in support and fund raising activities and served for a period on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association. In recent years, he volunteered at the Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces and was active in the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the New Mexico Military Institute alumni association.
Davis, LTC Carol Dale, USA (Ret) 1953 JC ~ 01-Dec-2016, age 84, of Silverton, Texas, passed away last week in Silverton. Carol was born on Dec. 17, 1932, in Briscoe County to Durward and Stella Weast Davis. He married his high school sweetheart Mary Dudley on Aug. 31, 1952.
Carol was a United States Army lieutenant colonel of artillery, an Airborne Ranger and served with the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam Conflict. He served a total of 22 years, including posts in Germany, Arizona and Louisiana. After retirement in 1979, he ran Brown Hardware in Silverton. Carol loved airplanes, guns and animals and he was an amateur artist, who particularly enjoyed working with pastels. Carol was a lifetime member of the Silverton Church of Christ. Carol was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Davis; a daughter Sherry who died at birth; his parents, Durward and Stella Weast Davis; two brothers, Edwin and James Davis; and two sisters, Pauline Jarnagin and Vera Markart.
He is survived by two sons, Alex Davis and his wife Stephanie of Leesville, Louisiana, and Max Davis and his wife Andi of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren, Morgan Myres and her husband Frank of Leesville, Louisiana, Bradley Davis and his wife Stormy of Leesville, Louisiana, Brandi Davis of Austin, and Sheri Davis, a student at Texas A&M Galveston; and one great-grandson, Lucas Myres. He is also survived by his sister, Faye Gene Rampley of Plainview, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
Davis, James H. 1953 HS ~ 03-Dec-2011 of Houston, passed away peacefully on the 3rd of December 2011. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Brown Davis; his daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Ann Davis Robinson and Charles Frank Robinson, Catherine Roberta Davis Bell and Jacob L. Bell, Jr. and Nancy Dalton Davis Keely and John Keely; his grandchildren, Hannah Elliott Robinson, Harrison Davis Robinson, Ryan Elizabeth Robinson, Tyler Virginia Robinson, Carson Roberta Bell, and Jacob L. Bell, III, all of Houston, Texas; and by his brother-in-law, Robert H. Brown and wife Jeanne of Austin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan J. Davis of Houston and by his brother, Morgan Jefferson Davis, Jr. also of Houston. Born on the 26th March 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico, Jim was brought to Houston in 1936 by his parents. He was educated at The Kinkaid School in Houston, the New Mexico Military Institute and Washington & Lee University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Upon graduation from Washington & Lee, he attended graduate school at The University of Texas, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Geology in 1960. Jim then embarked on a career in oil and gas exploration where he was a geologist with the Humble Oil and Refining Company (later Exxon Corporation) for 16 years. He then was a Vice President with First City Bank, but soon returned to oil and gas exploration when he joined Brock Petroleum and later started Mahada Energy where he was President. Jim was a member of the Houston Geological Society, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Geological Society of America and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He was also a member of The Houston Country Club, Allegro, Paul Jones and the Cherokee Nation. Jim also served on many boards including The Museum of Natural Science and was an honorary member of The Garden Club of Houston. He loved Sunday dinners with his family, “making sawdust” in his workshop, multiple generations of summer camp closings and his extensive group of friends. 
Decherd, Milton E., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 03-Jun-2005
Dentler, Paul J. 1953 SC ~ 24-Oct-2003
Dewson, Dr. James H., III 1953 JC ~ 06-Aug-1999
Dickerson, James M. 1953 JC ~ 30-Dec-2006  45, went to be with the Lord, December 17, 2006. He was the first born in his family, and was a loving joy to them all. He was best known for his humor and his devotion to his family and friends. Every moment Mike spent with his son, Will, was his happiest, and he often told him that. Mike was a graduate of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. He was a draftsman, project manager, and had owned his own business, West End Drafting. He is survived by his wife, Donna; and his most precious gift from God, his son, James William Dickerson. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Clyde Jordan; father and stepmother, Jim and Jean Dickerson; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Gene Robertson and Mary and Jeff Stimpson; nephews and nieces, Heather Smith, Brad Robertson, Reeve, Hailey, Jesse and Riley Stimpson. Mike had many friends, among the closest were Chris, Dan, Mike, Tim, Ben and Brian. They grieve with us for the loss of Mike in our lives, but rejoice with the knowledge that he is at peace in God’s care.
Donnelly, Alvah C. 1953 HS
Easterling, Dr. Ross E. 1953 JC ~ 09-Jan-2001
Echols, Hugh T., Sr. 1953 HS ~ 29-Nov-2007 passed away November 29, 2007. Hugh was born December 18, 1934 in Houston, TX. He was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of Houston, and South Texas College of Law. Hugh enjoyed going hunting with his sons and friends. He is survived by his sons, Hugh T. Echols, Jr. 1987 JC and David B. Echols; granddaughter, Haley Echols
Elliott, LTC James W., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 28-Sep-2001
Fabian, Jr., John P. 1953 HS ~ 05-Apr-2018  The Legendary Fisherman and Movie Producer, John Paul Fabian, Jr., has passed peacefully away on April 5th, 2018, he was 83 years old. John was born in Chico, California on October 21, 1935 to Dr. John P. Fabian, Sr., and Elsie Fabian. He attended High School at New Mexico Military Institute and went to college at the University of Colorado, California at Berkeley, & graduated with his BS & BA from the University of Oregon. John left a wake, not only on every river in the Northwest and beyond, but upon everyone’s heart who was fortunate enough to know him. He will be well remembered for his abundant creativity, profound story-telling abilities, his smooth and commanding voice, and witty sense of humor. John caught many Big Fish: Known best as a Fly Fisherman, John held two World “Fly Casting” Records: One for Striped Bass (Umpqua River), and the other a 150 lb. Tarpon near Homosassa, Florida. His local records included a 33.6 lb. Mackinaw from Odell Lake, and a 25.8 lb. Winter Steelhead from the Siuslaw River (still a record for that river). His other big catches include: a 47 lb. Spring Chinook, a 55 lb. Fall Chinook, a 22 lb. Winter Steelhead from the Umpqua. He also landed many Striped Marlin & Sailfish at the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Blue Marlin, Kona, Hawaii & Black Marlin off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. John is a member of the Scientific Anglers Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. John’s film producing career; J.F. Productions, Inc., began in 1963 with his first film “To Catch a Fish”. For the next 30 years he produced 100s of films from TV commercials to feature films. He received many awards for his various films which were mostly edited in Eugene, OR, and finished in Hollywood, CA. From 1963-1973 he produced several more movies along the theme of Fishing. In 1973 he produced an environmental film: “Dammed Forever” discussing the impact dams had on the fisheries along the Columbia River. It was narrated by Bing Crosby, & received many awards, including the “National Teddy Award” (named after “Teddy” Roosevelt and considered the nation’s most prestigious environmental film award). He went on to produce two feature films: “Sasquatch, The Legend of Bigfoot” (1975) and “Buffalo Rider” (1976) which both have cult followings to this day. From 1979-1982, he produced the TV series “Western Outdoorsman” and “Sports Afield”. He also created a 3M video series for Instructional Fly Fishing. 1991-1994, John hosted ESPN’s “World of Big Game Fishing”, which took place in Baja, Mexico; Hawaii, and Alaska. He also produced Recruiting films for the University of Oregon, including their Football Program (under Coach Rich Brooks) and the U of O Basketball Program (under coach Jim Haney). Anne Fabian, John’s beloved wife of 43 years, accompanied him on many of his adventures, and often produced the sound recording for his films. She also helped in advertising and distribution of the films. John also penned the book: “Fishing for Beginners”, published by Anthem Books. John spent his final 20+ year’s bird hunting & River Guiding fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead on local Oregon rivers. He taught 100s of people to fly cast. You could often find John on the McKenzie with one of his black labs Angel, & later Abby. John will not be missed by the Fish or the Ducks! John survived two of his children: Lori Wesley & Brian Fabian. He also survived his brother Nick Fabian. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne H. Fabian, his siblings; Mike Fabian and Jacque Brown, and his other two sons; Scott Fabian, and John Fabian, III. Plus four grandchildren: Stephanie Fay, James Stover, Brook Fabian & Chris Fabian, & Jack and Alex Fabian. Great-grands: Kevin Fay, Noah Fay, Perry Fay, Jaxon Stover & Aspen Stover. Three step-children: Doug Lyons, Katy Lyons & Burns Lyons & their children: Melissa Lyons, Claire Lyons, Alexandra Rains, Mackenzie Beaumont (along with great grandson Odin Beaumont), Emily Lyons, Samantha Lyons, and Michael Lyons.His final words to us all…..”Now, I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me, so put me on a boat headed out to sea. Please send along my shotgun and my fishing pole, for I’ve been invited to the fishing hole……if others wonder why I’m missin’, just tell ’em, I’ve gone fishin’.
Farrand, David Dreyer 1951 JC-1953 SC ~ 21-Nov-2017
Fellabaum, John N. 1953 SC
Field, Julian M., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 02-Mar-2004
Fields, Edward J. “Ed” 1953 JC ~ 24-Aug-2015 passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the age of 82. He was raised in Roswell, New Mexico. His family owned The Model, a local men’s clothing store. He graduated from Roswell High School and New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He served two years as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. He worked as a computer scientist at White Sands Missile Range and retired after 25 years. He also taught computer programing at NMSU. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Boehms Fields, sons Edward James Fields Jr. (Kim), David Randle Fields, his daughter Janette Fields Boone (Jamey), his sisters Jeannie Barnes (Bob), Fran Layman, his brothers Spencer Fields Beth), Larry Fields (Judy), Chuck Fields (Carolyn) and his pride and joy, his five grandchildren Craig Boone, Alyssa Boone, Cameron Boone, Edward James Fields III and Thomas Fields. He was a loving husband, father, Papa and brother. He will be greatly missed. Ed had a great sense of humor and enjoyed golf, reading and his computers.
Fitch, Walter O. “Tito” III 1953 JC  ~ 22-Sep-2017 On October 17, 1933, Walter Oren “Tito” Fitch, III was born in Houston Texas to Walter Oren and Betty Spence Fitch. On September 22, 2017, Tito drew his last breath in New Braunfels, Texas and was taken from us after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.Tito grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas, attended New Mexico Military Institute where he was a distinguished military student. He then went on to complete his education at the University of Texas .He served his country in the military for a short period of time after graduating from school and then went into the Insurance business in Dallas. Eventually he headed back to Eagle Pass to become the business partner at the Style Shop where he worked until he retired.Tito was the true meaning of a gentle man. He was loved by his family, adored by his friends and respected by his colleagues. His love for God was obvious because of the way he lived his life helping others. He leaves behind his loving brother Hollis Fitch and his wife Candace, many cousins nieces and nephews.
Fowler, Kenneth D. 1953 JC
Fry, Herbert C. “Poppy” 1953 JC ~ 22-Jul-2009  75, loving husband, father and grandfather, is free at last. He passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Poppy was born Nov. 11, 1933, to Joe Delwin and Emilyn Fry in Brookston, in his great-grandmother’s house. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, and Texas Tech University in Lubbock. On Nov. 7, 1958, he married the love of his life, his blonde No. 1, Sandra Kay Cooper, in Dallas. On March 26, 1962, they had their only child, Shelly Kay, his blonde No. 2. Poppy spent his entire work career in the wholesale and retail electronics and appliance industry, before retiring in San Antonio in 1995. He was a true man of his word. His colleagues used to say, “His handshake means more than a contract.” Poppy loved his family and loved to travel. As Poppy would say, ‘This too shall pass.’ He was preceded in death by his brother, J.D. Fry, Jr., 1948 HS. Survivors: Loving wife of 50 years, Kay; daughter, Shelly and husband, Bob Christenson; grandsons, Cody Farrow and Eric Christenson; granddaughters, Alexandra and Lillian Christenson; and niece and nephew, J.D. and Patti Fry.
Giinther, Charles W., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 18-Jun-2007
Glover, John G. 1953 JC
Gober, J. Lafayette, Jr. 1953 JC
Goff, Jerry L. 1953 HS ~ 22-Jul-2004
Grisolano, Anthony V. 1953 HS ~ 17-Aug-2011  (May 24, 1934 – Aug. 17, 2011) Tony Grisolano, 77, of Kirtland, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. Tony was born May 24, 1934, in Gallup, to John and Viola Grisolano. In 1953, Tony began working for El Paso Natural Gas Company where he was loyal and dedicated for 40 years before retiring in 1992. After retiring, Tony worked for San Juan College from 1994 to 2006, where his passion for golf led to working at the Riverview Golf Course for 10 years, as well as instructing gas compression courses for the School of Energy. Most recently Tony enjoyed owning and operating Tony’s Treasures in Flora Vista. Tony was a father to six children; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind his wife, Becky; sons and daughters, Rick and Carol Grisolano, Kim and Max Hadley, Butch Grisolano and girlfriend, Beci Juckes, Didi and Adrian Estrada, Bridgette and Dallas dewees, Brandy and Paul Jacobson; and grandchildren, Dustin Grisolano, Rami Gillory, Jennelle Lastater, Jeff Grisolano, AJ Estrada, Daniel Estrada, Kaleb Slack, Bodee Dewees, Chloee Dewees, Nathan Jacobson and Julie Jacobson.
Guilliams, Jess M. 1953 JC ~ 08-Sep-2000
Hairston, Thomas N. 1953 JC ~ 05-Mar-1953
Halbert, John B. 1953 JC ~ 26-Jul-1990
Hall, Laurance R. 1953 HS ~ 23-Jun-2005
Hamner, Walter S. 1953 HS ~ 01-Feb-1969
Hanawald, LTC Len M., USA 1953 HS  Vietnam-Killed in action while apprehending a prisoner of war in Quang Tri on 3 September 1969.
Harmon, Alan R. 1953 JC
Harper, O. Samuel, III 1953 JC
Hartin, LTC John E., USA (Ret) 1953 JC ~ 25-May-2014 , 82, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. John was born March 6, 1932, in Alice to Joseph Eskridge and Audrey Faye Rountree Hartin. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. John married Susan Ann Mayfield on March 13, 1954. She preceded him in death in 1988. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in petroleum geology in 1956. He was a Lieutenant in the Army for a short period of time. John worked as a geologist and manager in the oil field for IMCO Services in West Texas. He and his family moved to Holland in 1968 to set up IMCO’s North Sea operations. In 1973, they moved to Amarillo and John owned his own geology consulting firm. Survivors include two sons, John E. Hartin and wife Vicki of Pampa, and Bruce Hartin of Fort Worth; a daughter, Melanie McKinney and husband Terry of Canyon; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Haslam, Dr. Gilbert E., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 15-Jun-1983
Henderson, William H. 1953 JC ~ 03-Jul-2016 83 of Aurora, passed away on July 3, 2016. He was born in Gainesville Texas, April 15, 1933 and graduated from North Texas State University in 1954 as a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. Bill served in the U.S. Army right after the Korean War and moved to Denver in 1960 working the oil industry. In late sixties, he began working in the bio-medical field where he received numerous awards including his company’s “Man of the Year Award” in 1973. Bill’s favorite past times were spending time with his children and grandchildren, playing golf, barbequing (a true master), and cheering on his beloved Denver Broncos to three World Championships. He is preceded in death by his parents, William E. (Bill) and Eula Henderson, his brother Norbert and his son Keith. He is survived by his wife Emily of 47 years, son Kelly Henderson (CAPT, USN, ret) (Monica), daughter Holly Van Meter (Guy), grandchildren Candace and Kyle Young, Zeb (Capt, USAF) (Leesa) and Jeremiah Henderson (LTJG, USN) (Laura), Nina and Stasi Van Meter, great grandson Preston Young, brother-in-law Dr. Lewis House (Carol), nephews Eric, Spencer (Shelly) and Ryan House (Katherine), and his beloved kitty Baxter Murphy.
Hickman, Philip R. 1953 HS ~ 01-Mar-1979
Hicks, Billy D. 1953 JC ~ 06-Dec-2008 Born 1933, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Bulverde after a battle with cancer. Bill graduated Snyder High School in 1951; was a Korean Conflict Veteran; he graduated Sul Ross University in 1957 as Class President and Yell Leader; was former President of the Sul Ross Ex-Students Association. He was the former Ector County Auditor for over 30 years; former Ector County Commissioner; former President of the Texas Association of County Auditors; former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Texas County and District Retirement System; was instrumental in creating the Ector County Employees Credit Union and its scholarship programs. Editor and Publisher of the Information Guide on County Government with statewide distribution and monthly updates, additionally he published the Purchasing Manual for Ector County and Internal Auditing Procedures. Odessa Civic Leader: ‘Father’ of the Permian Basin Fair and Exposition; former Chuck Wagon Gang Boss and awarded the Wagon Master Award; former Rotary Club President; former Director, Treasurer, Boss of the Year and Outstanding Young Man for the Odessa Jaycees; a private pilot himself and founder of the Southwest Air Fair and Expo; President of the Texas Chili Society and a great lover of chili; supporter of the Bracken Christian School and was the Chair of the Audit Committee for the Bulverde Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Patsi, his son Billy Jr. And wife Debi; and daughter Kaycee; step-children: Tina, Jenny and her family, Jon and his family, Jerri and her family; sisters and brother Betty and her family; Graydon and his family; Hazel and her family, Geannie and her family; as well as his extended family and many friends and loved ones.
Holden, John D. 1951 JC-1953 SC ~ 06-Jan-2018  (Sept. 30, 1930 – Jan. 6, 2018)  Beloved and loyal father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, husband, businessman and friend. Life-long Kansas City resident, Part-timer in Rocky Mountain National Park, Competitive Tennis Player, Golfer, Photographer, Antique Car Buff, Historian with favorite subjects General Douglas MacArthur and Abraham Lincoln. A quiet, mild-mannered gentleman with a great sense of humor. Hail and Farewell! John attended Bryant School and graduated from Southwest High School. After receiving his Bachelor degree from New Mexico Military Institute, he worked alongside his father, Harry (Pard) Holden and brother George Holden in running a family-owned business, H.R. Williams Mill Supply Company, founded by his uncle in 1905. The company grew to be widely respected in the industry in the U.S. and abroad, and was sold to a Swiss company, Sefar Ltd. In 1993. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Richter Holden, daughters and son in-laws, Susan Holden Walsh and Robert Walsh, Karen Holden Young and Peter Young, grandchildren, Kristina and Peter Young, sister-in-law Carolyn Harbordt Holden, nephews Chuck Holden, Tom Holden and wife Lorie, grandnieces Mae and Grace Holden, niece Dale Harbordt Davis and nephew Kurt Harbordt. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Harriett Holden, his aunt Mary McClure, and brother, George W. Holden.
Holland, Robert G. 1953 HS ~ 28-Apr-2015
Hooker, Jack Curtis 1953 HS ~ 20-Dec-1997
Hughes, John E., Jr. 1953 JC
Hughey, Norman D. 1953 HS ~ 17-Jun-1994
Hunt, Virgil D., Jr. 1953 JC
Ingham, Frank 1953 HS ~ 22-May-1992
Jay, Don M. 1953 JC
Jelosek, Ronald L. 1953 HS ~ 15-Jun-2008 Our father, Ronald Lee Jelosek left this world, peacefully, surrounded by love, on Sunday, June 15, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on February 19, 1935, to Mary and John Jelosek. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He lived in Colorado for many years before moving to Norman, Oklahoma, where he built Thunderbird Imports and Park on Main. He married Gae Von Thompson on October 1, 1991 and still referred to her as his “bride”. Late in his life, he continued to work hard, refusing to retire, enjoying his customers and friends. He was a man who was constantly in motion and constantly giving to others. If his life can be measured by the people who called him their friend, then he was wealthy indeed. While we could speak to his commitment to his community, the awards he won or the great work that he did in his lifetime, nothing was more important to him than family and friends.He is survived by his children: Sons, Michael Jelosek and wife Lou Ann, Jon Jelosek and wife Lynda, all of Longmont, Colorado, Matthew Jelosek of Glendale, Arizona; daughters, Jennifer Twist and husband Patrick, Jan Jelosek, all of Colorado Springs, and Kassie Jelosek of Glendale, Arizona; two stepsons, Jay Thompson and wife Sabrina of Bavaria, Germany and Josh Thompson of Norman, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, and seven grandsons, all who believed that there was no better father or grandfather on this earth. The family would like to thank each and every person who provided Ron, Gae, and their families with love and support these past three weeks and for all the years of friendship. We too were surrounded in love. Their love was eternal, as is ours for him. We love you Dad, and we will miss you.
Kable, Philip H. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jan-1986
Katzendorn, Ray K. 1953 JC ~ 01-Sep-1983
Kelly, Allison A. 1953 HS ~ 02-Jul-2017 born November 10, 1935, passed peacefully on to a life of eternity with our Father God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and a multitude of friends and family on the morning of July 2, 2017, at the age of 81. Allison was the epitome of a cheerful but quiet giver. His giving and always helpful spirit for others was most often seen only through his tracks, as his life was lived with a giving purpose although never seeking the credit, many times helping those that too often go unnoticed. His family was his pride and joy throughout his life. In his early years, he grew learning the value of hard work on the family ranch. After attending Bristow Public Schools, he then transferred to and graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He then attended the University of Oklahoma, and thereafter transferred to Oklahoma State University from which he earned a business administration degree. Impaired eyesight prohibited his ability to serve in the military, although he was a steadfast patriot. During his college years he developed a love for flying, participating in the OU Flying Club through which he became a licensed pilot. He also possessed a love for music, and was active in theatre intermittently throughout his life. He had a passion for attending musicals, ballets, and an overall love for theatrical arts. He had a love for gardening, flowers, a good cigar, good food and drink, and was an exceptional cook with an ever discerning palate. Among all of the many foods that he enjoyed, he was renowned for his love of fresh Oklahoma peaches which he shared with people throughout the State. Following college, Allison began his career as a sales representative for a wholesale food company out of Bristow. Thereafter, with family interest in banking, he transitioned to serve as a federal bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for approximately 12 years, based primarily in the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. Following that service, he was then engaged to serve as President of Citizens State Bank from 1970 to 2005, continuing as Chairman of the Board to the date of his passing. He also served as a Director for SpiritBank for a number of years. It was evident that Allison had a real love and respect for all of his bank family. In 1959, he met Norvella Agee, who he later married in 1962. Together they have four children; Matthew, Trevor, Sara and Tabitha. They have 10 grandchildren. Matthew, married to Janna, has Amethyst, Ayden, and Avery. Trevor, married to Kendra, has McKenleigh and Carson. Sara, married to Dower Combs, has Tyler. Tabitha, married to Paul Cornell, has Joshua, Andrew, Rachel, and Caleb. Allison and Norvella lived in Okemah for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by a multitude of family members including parents Albert and Dorcas Kelly, brothers Albert, Tracy, and Levan, as well as wife Norvella who passed away in 2011. He is survived by his brother William Royce Kelly 1959 HS, and wife Julie, of Tulsa, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Allison was known for his robust beard, that began as part of a beard growing Chamber of Commerce fundraising event in the 1960’s in the Bristow Western Heritage Days festival. He had a keen sensitivity for others, and was unabashed in exhibiting emotion throughout his life. His ability to deliver a story with a punchline, without your seeing it coming, was beyond reproach. He always loved a well told joke. In spite of restricted mobility due to back injuries, he remained active by mentoring others throughout the community, teaching many including his children the value of hard work with an always expanding “to do” list. In the category of one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, he persistently rescued and stored discarded items that were then made available for others use in their time of need. Consistently throughout his professional and personal life, Allison, with the support of his family, was involved in community, church, and civic endeavors. He exemplified the Rotary motto of “service above self”, without even being a Rotarian. Although a private person, Allison was a unique individual with exacting analytic abilities. He was a man of eclectic interest, lover of life and family, a man of integrity, mentor for many, lifelong learner, and observer of nature.
King, Warren R. 1953 HS ~ 25-Apr-2002 , age 67, passed away April 25, 2002 in Salt Lake City. He was born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA. He was adopted at the age of 3 months by Donald Victor and Lucille Veva McCoy King. He married Donna Sanford in March, 1965 in Las Vegas, NV; and also April 30, 1965 in Bakersfield, CA. Their marriage was solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in November, 1968. He attended William Penn grade school, Emerson Jr. High, and Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, CA. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957 and from 1966-1968. He served in Vietnam from 1966-1967 in the River Patrol. He worked for Standard Oil of California from 1957-1965; for Tosco Oil Co. from 1968-1983; and for the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Government from 1985-2000. He joined the LDS Church in 1967, where he served in various positions. He just completed a full time mission for the church in the Family and Church History Mission. His hobbies include deep sea and fresh water fishing, and baseball. He dearly loved his family.
Kipp, Rex, Jr. 1953 HS ~ 23-Oct-2010  76, a longtime Hidalgo and Luna County resident, passed away at his residence on October 23, 2010. He was born in Lordsburg, NM, on December 4, 1933 to Rex and Mary Dee (Muir) Kipp. Rex was a retired rancher and businessman. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Carol, and four children; Justin and wife Amy, children, Brock, Tyke and Chance Kipp of Lordsburg, NM; Rexann and husband Tim, children, Kelsi, Kacie, and Tyler Leary, of Ft Davis, TX; Lezlie and husband Joe Ziegenfuss, children, Mikael, Ashley and great-granddaughter Jasmine Johnson of Las Cruces, NM; Craig and wife Susie, children Gatlin, Adam, Lacey and Austin Cole, of Lordsburg, NM. Brothers; John of Las Cruces NM, William and wife Gayle of Santa Teresa, NM. Brother-in-law Phil and wife Bobbie Woolford, of T or C, NM., long time, devoted friend Dick Poe of El Paso, TX., numerous nieces, nephews and friends. After graduating from Lordsburg High School, Rex joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. After serving in the Army he attended NMSU and UTEP. He returned to Lordsburg to assume the operation of the Muir Ranch which was started by his grandfather the late John T. Muir and his wife Emma in 1882. Rex served one term in the New Mexico House of Representatives, as one of its youngest members, thus following in the footsteps of both his grandfather John T. Muir and his father Rex Kipp, Sr. Rex was proud of the fact that he was a third generation rancher and loved being out in the country. He also cleared and developed many acres of farm land. He served on the board of directors of several New Mexico banks. He owned and operated the E.J. Short Company for many years. After retiring from the ranching business, passing it on to the fourth generation, he and his wife Carol moved to Deming where they have resided for the last twenty-six years. Rex became a pilot as a teenager and enjoyed a lifetime of flying, golfing and skiing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lordsburg and the Masonic Lodge. Rex will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kirk, William F. 1953 JC
Ladd, Earl M., Jr. 1953 SC
Lama, Tony E., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 07-Dec-2012 (August 31, 1931 – December 7, 2012) Tony Edward Lama, Jr. was born in El Paso, Texas, on August 31, 1931. Tony graduated from El Paso High School in 1950, where he was an All District football player. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM in 1950 and 1951 and graduated from Texas Western College in 1954. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. Tony was a natural in the boot business and under his leadership Tony Lama boots became a world renowned name. His custom boots were worn by many U.S. presidents and celebrities. Tony served on numerous boards and was civically active in El Paso throughout his life, receiving numerous honors including the Sun Country Section PGA Amateur of the Year Award, Humanitarian of the Year Award from national Jewish Hospital and Research Center, and recognition awards from the National Shrine Hospitals for crippled and burned children. His life was inspirational and touched many. He is survived by his wife Patricia Lama, Melissa Lama, Catherine and Craig Hyatt, Steven and Molly Lama, Stuart and Dannah Meyers, Mark and Dori Fenenbock, and Dawn Keim. Tony had an unfailing sense of humor and ongoing optimism that will be missed by all those whose life is made richer by knowing him.
Lee, James L., Jr. 1953 SC ~ 26-Jun-2005, a resident of Albuquerque, passed over on June 27, 2005. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, Clara Lou Lee sons, John Howard Lee and wife Cindy of San Marcos, TX, James Louis Lee III and wife Cynthia of Temple, TX daughter, Janet Marie Ohlig and husband Ronald of The Colony, TX granddaughters, Samantha Kate Lee, Lisa Marie Ohlig, Tosha Ann Ducker grandsons, Scott Charles Lee, James Louis Lee IV, Christopher Lee Ohlig niece, Lee Ann Moores nephew, Ralph Dewey Nesbitt sister, Patsy Ann Nesbitt and husband Robert many other loving family members and friends, and his “”daily companion”” Schotzy. Jim was a graduate of Austin High School in El Paso, TX and a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute SC in 1953. He served his country in the Army from 1953-1958. Jim, a lover of New Mexico and all things Southwestern, was a man of many talents and interests including genealogy, culinary arts, and technology. Jim was a member of Masonic Lodge #130 and the Shrine Temple in El Paso, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and all those who knew him. 
Leisy, LtCol Robert R., USMC (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 28-Mar-2014  passed away March 28, 2014 at the age of 82. His journey began in the small town of Peter Miguel in the Panama Canal Zone, where he grew up with his two brothers Henry Joe “Hank” and Ralph Leisy. He was the son of Henry Theodore Leisy from Wisner, Nebraska and Etta Viola Long from Jicarilla, New Mexico. The Panama Canal Zone always had a special place in his heart, as he fondly remembered the mischief his brothers and he managed to create in the jungle. He graduated from Balboa High School in 1949, and always enjoyed attending their reunions. In an unfortunate coincidence, he lost his brother Hank suddenly on February 20 th of this year. In 1949, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and graduated in 1953, receiving a commission in the Marine Corps as a Second Lt. Bob was to serve his country as a Marine for 26 years, including 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Combat “V”, Air Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, The Presidential Unit Citation with three stars, and flew over 640 Combat Air Missions. His other active duty included membership on the Joint Chiefs of Staff panel on Navigation and as chairman played a key role in the early implementation of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as well as 5 years as executive officer at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at Cherry Point, NC. In 1979 he retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of Lt. Col. His flying skills once qualified him for an invitation to fly with the Blue Angels, but he declined the honor because he felt the travel would take him away from his family too often. With his first wife Ellen Telfer, Bob had two sons Colin and Roy, who live in North Carolina, and a daughter Zoetta from California. In 1973 he married Delores Vernelson and they would have celebrated their 41 th anniversary this year. After living in New Bern North Carolina and Virginia, he moved to Key West, FL in 1986 with his wife Delores, and lived there for 19 years. He was involved in boating with the Key West Power Squadron, and remained active in veteran organizations, including acting as former Beam Man of the Key West Hangar of Quiet Birdmen, Past Commander of the Retired Officers Association of Key West, and Marshall of the Key West Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. He had a lifelong passion for fishing, sports and boating, loved telling stories and naughty jokes, and enjoyed his retirement years travelling the world with his wife Delores. He is survived by Delores; brother Ralph (Rita) Leisy; his children Colin (Susan) Leisy, Roy Leisy and Zoe (Alex) Romanoff; grandchildren Amanda (Ashley) Porter, Elaine and Brittany Leisy; and great granddaughter Julie.
Leonard, Timothy T. 1953 JC ~ 30-May-2007 72, of Eagle Pass, Texas passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 at his pecan farm in Eagle Pass. Tim was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on October 4, 1934 to Harry and Mabel Leonard. Raised in Roswell, he attended junior high and high school at the Arizona School for Boys, and junior college at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He was actively involved in competitive polo at both schools, and was a member of the Arizona Junior State Championship team in 1950. He continued his education at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Houston, where he studied geology. On August 20, 1955, Tim married Patricia Anne McMillan of Dallas, Texas. They resided briefly in Dallas before moving to Roswell, New Mexico. Five children were born to that marriage. In 1958, the Leonard brothers acquired an Angus cattle ranch just outside Eagle Pass, Texas. Tim moved the family to the ranch and managed the business until its sale in 1965. During the 1960’s Tim perused his interest in competitive polo, becoming actively involved in high goal professional polo. In 1966, his four man team won the prestigious National 20 Goal Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1969, he purchased a pecan farm south of Eagle Pass on the Rio Grande River, beginning a lifelong passion for pecan farming. He built a successful pecan farming enterprise, and contributed his time and talent to the Maverick County Water Control District where he served on the Board of Directors from 1986 to 1998. Here he was instrumental in initiating the policies governing the measurement and allocation of water among the members of the water district. He served as Chairman of the Board of the water district from 1986-1992. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pecan Growers Association from 1992-1994.Tim was preceded in death by his parents and Brother Patrick J. Leonard. He is survived by his former wife, Patricia, of San Antonio; son Shannon and wife Jane of El Indio; son Kevin and wife jolynn of Midland; son Kyle and wife Leah of Eagle Pass; son Patrick and wife Janet of San Antonio; daughter Molly Azopardi and husband Tommy of Wimberly; brother Joe and wife Jody of Roswell, New Mexico; four grandchildren; an extended family of nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces. The Leonard family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to his constant companion for the last several years, Mary Isabel Harper of Eagle Pass, and to the wonderful staff at both the M.D Anderson Cancer Center and the Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International in Houston.
Lerude, Robert Eugene 1953 HS ~ 01-Aug-2003 , 67, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at his Reno, NV, home after fighting cancer for several months. Bob was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Reno. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated in 1953 from Reno High School where he played football and was a ski team racer. He graduated with a degree in business from the University of Nevada in Reno in 1961. Bob served in the Nevada Air National Guard in Reno and later in the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego and in Korea. Bob began restaurant work as a teenage fry cook in his parent’s Wigwam Coffee Shop in Reno and developed a lifetime career in the food, beverage and hospitality business. He worked briefly in San Francisco and Las Vegas and then moved to Alaska, where he lived 30 years. Bob served in management assignments on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline project and was involved in other businesses in Fairbanks. For 20 years he owned and operated the Central Motor Lodge and Restaurant in the small gold country town of Central, Alaska, from which he retired three years ago when he returned to Reno. Bob was a member of Elks lodges in Reno and Fairbanks. He as an avid sportsman and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. After retiring, Bob took up golf and played most of the courses in Northern Nevada and many in Mexico. He traveled extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He was preceded in death by his parents, Les and Lone Lerude, who together founded the Wigwam Coffee Shop, a one-time Reno landmark at Second and Sierra streets known for its hot apple pie and butter sauce. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay of Reno; daughter Terry Helmers of Fairbanks; sons Bob of Bakersfield, Calif., Francis “Fran” and Mark, both of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and brothers Warren of Reno and Gary of Nashua, N.H.
Lodewick, Dr. Richard B. 1951 HS-1953 JC ~ 01-Apr-2015  was born to Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Lodewick in Roswell, New Mexico, on July 12, 1933. He attended Roswell Public Schools through the eighth grade. As a ninth grader he entered New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated from high school and junior college. While at NMMI he was awarded the honor of Distinguished Military Student. After graduating from junior college, he attended the University of Wyoming where he belonged to Sigma Nu fraternity and where he graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science with a concentration in petroleum geology. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army for two years, he entered the University of New Mexico, where he received his Master of Science degree; afterwards, he received his PhD from the University of Arizona, again concentrating in petroleum geology. He worked for Homestake Mining Company, Core Laboratories, and Oryx Petroleum Co., and taught geology at Midland Junior College and the University of Arizona. Dick was deeply loved by friends and family and will be sorely missed. At the time of his death he was living in Placitas, NM, with Clydean, his devoted wife whom he adored. He is survived by Clydean; his children, Steven Ballard Lodewick and Mary Lee Schimmel and her husband Mark; a brother, Lodewick, John W. 1955 HS and his wife Julie; and a sister, Laura Patricia Lodewick.
Loskamp, Alvin N. 1953 HS ~ 19-Sep-2003
Louchheim, Jerome H., III 1953 HS ~ 12-Jan-1999
Lovelace, John Byron “Jack” 1953 HS ~ 31-Dec-2018  Byron Lovelace, who rose from a storied American frontier heritage to forge a successful international career as a business executive and entrepreneur, died December 31, 2018, in Sarasota, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. Jack, as he was known to all, was 83. He was born March 25, 1935 in Bozeman, Montana, the only child of Winifred (Story) and Jack Campbell Lovelace. Both his maternal and paternal families were among the state’s earliest and most prominent settlers. His great-grandfather was the legendary cattle baron and real-estate developer Nelson Story, who in 1866 drove the first herd of cattle from Texas to Montana. Raised in Bozeman, Jack attended the New Mexico Military Institute and went on to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he earned his B.A. in economics in 1957. He served in the U. S. Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant (junior grade). With an eye to opportunity overseas, he enrolled in the American Institute for Foreign Trade (known as the “Thunderbird” school), graduating in 1960. He began his career with the Cummins Engine Company, which in 1963 sent him to develop and oversee various operations abroad. As a young man placed in a challenging leadership role, he directed construction of a major plant in Darlington, England, and later served as Cummins’ general manager for Europe and North Africa. In 1968 Jack returned to the U.S. and ventured into investment banking, first as vice president of Laird, Inc. (now part of Merrill Lynch). From 1970 to 1983 he was co-founder and general partner of Dryden & Company, a New York-based leveraged buyout firm that negotiated the financing and purchase of companies, then directed their growth and eventual successful sale. He was co-owner and board chairman of Casting Supply House, Inc. from 1983 to 1996. From then on he was founder and president of Ramshorn Properties, LLC, a real-estate investment firm, owning and managing multi-family rental properties in New Hampshire. Jack was happily married for 37 years to Jan Hagen Lovelace. They resided mainly in New York and Connecticut for two decades, and also maintained a home in St. Barts, French West Indies. Later they lived in Hanover, New Hampshire, before settling in Siesta Key, Florida, in 2010. They shared a love of travel, and together took numerous memorable trips (Jack had a special fondness for France, and a flair for the Spanish language). An avid sailor who for many years enjoyed cruising and racing in Long Island Sound and off the coast of New England, he belonged to the University Club of New York, the Larchmont Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, and the Norwalk Yacht Club. In recent years he was a member of the Sarasota Yacht Club, serving on the finance committee. Admired in life for his strength, know-how, charisma, and humor, Jack will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their son, Peter Campbell Lovelace, daughter-in-law Emily, and granddaughters Molly, Maggie, and Annie, all of Atlanta; as well as John Byron Lovelace II (Jack’s son from his first marriage, to Nancy McDonald), daughter-in-law Joyce, and grandsons John and Robb, of Los Angeles.

Maloof, John G., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 26-May-2001
Martinez, Renato Gilbert 1953 JC ~ 29-Jan-1995

McBee, Michael A. 1953 SC ~ 13-Mar-2012 Michael Allan mcbee was born on 29 April, 1932, to Mary Louise Delaney and William Dimmitt mcbee in Dallas, Texas. He passed away 13 March, 2012, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family and clergy. Mike graduated high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, then attended Notre Dame for one year before returning to the institute. He was a 1953 Senior College Graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute where he was an outstanding scholar athlete and cadet, achieving the rank of Cadet Major. He was 1st class President, Salutatorian, the winner of the Samuel M. Goodwin Saber Award and according to the ’53 Bronco Yearbook, his fellow cadets will “all remember him as outstanding in everything he undertook”. He played football, was a standout swimmer, diver and tumbler and was on both the boxing and golf teams. Upon graduation from NMMI he was commissioned an officer in the United States Army. 1st Lieutenant McBee served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and a tank commander with the 2nd Armored Division. While at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina with the 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 714th Tank Battalion, his unit, “B” Company, was the Division Honor Company for three months in a row, a record unequaled up to that time. Upon leaving Bragg, he was stationed in Germany with the 82nd Reconnaissance Battalion. After separating from the service, he joined the family drilling company, the M. J. Delaney Co. And began his career in the oil field drilling wells on the Oakwood and Butler salt domes in East Texas. His industry achievements were acknowledged by his induction into the All-American Wildcatters, an organization that recognizes those who search for petroleum “beyond that of the average oil and gas finder”, at the organization’s annual meeting at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California in February of 1971. He was a Founding Director of the First National Bank of Park Cities, acquired by BOK Financial Corporation in 1997, predecessor institution to Bank of Texas, N.A. On 1 November, 1958, Mike married the former Evaline “Tina” Griffiths Weichsel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member and past President of Brook Hollow Golf Club, The Dallas Petroleum Club, The Dallas Wildcat Committee, as well as a former member of the Coon Creek Club and a member of the Rainbo Club, both in Henderson County, Texas. He was also a member of The Idlewild Club and Terpsichorean Club. Mike will always be remembered for his kindness, consideration, generous spirit and ready smile. Mike is survived by his wife, Tina McBee; sister, Ann McBee Buell; sons, Allan Weichsel McBee 1977 HS and his wife, Lynn; Michael Allan McBee, Jr. And his wife, Carolyn; and Robert Weichsel mcbee; granddaughter, Delaney Compton McBee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
McDougal, H. A. 1953 SC ~ 10-Sep-2009 78, of Brazoria, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Brazosport Regional Health System surrounded by his family. He was born November 14, 1930, in Lubbock, Texas, to Porter and Docia (Curry) McDougal and served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Blanche (Eads) McDougal of Brazoria; son, Robert S. McDougal of Lake Jackson; daughters, Rayna Diane McDougal of Houston, Debra Lea Buchanan and husband, Roy, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Martha Scheibel and husband, Jason, of Needville; stepson, Robert Charles Hosack and wife, Vicki, of Katy; stepdaughter, Karen Hosack New and husband, Gerry, of Lake Jackson; sister, Elizabeth Davis of Clovis, New Mexico; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parent, and his brother, Lee McDougal.
McKee, Byron D., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 08-Jun-2000
McNabb, Lawrence M. 1953 JC
Miller, Jimmie L. 1953 HS ~ 12-Oct-1999
Moffett, William A. 1951 HS-1953 JC ~ 27-Apr-2014 age 80, surrounded by his family and dogs, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Fe, NM on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Bill was born in Washington, DC, on April 6th, 1934 to Janet and George Moffett. Bill spent his early years in California and New Mexico. Bill graduated high school in 1951 from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and then attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Bill worked for Exxon Oil Company for over 30 years where he was an executive. Bill worked overseas in Venezuela, Australia, England, Columbia and Indonesia. Bill retired from Exxon in 1987 and returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bill will best be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and friend. In particular, Bill was passionate about giving back to the Santa Fe community. For over 25 years, Bill was active in many charities including the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, SCORE, the United Way of Santa Fe and New Vista. Bill was devoted to helping others throughout his life. Bill is survived by his wife Janet Moffett, daughter Janet Dressel of Santa Fe, his son Mitch Moffett of Golden, CO, and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Morrison, Bruce F. 1953 HS
Musil, Louis F. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jun-1976
Norman, Johnny N. 1953 JC
O’Keefe, Michael 1953 HS ~ 28-Mar-2010 74, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, died March 28, 2010. Born April 25, 1935, in New York, NY.
Pahk, Joel M. 1953 HS ~ 13-Apr-2010  76, of Honolulu, died April 13, 2010. Born in Honolulu. Retired from SERVCO Forklift & Industrial Equipment; U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughter, Amy Wong; brothers, Daniel and Isaac; two grandchildren.
Parnell, Sidney A. 1953 JC ~ 21-May-2015 passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Sid was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Canadian to Garrett C. Parnell and Ophelia McAfee Parnell. He attended school in Canadian and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951. He was a 1953 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute Junior College. He was a 1953 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute Junior College. In later years he was an active participant in the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Trail Ride. Sid cherished those times with many lifetime friends. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea. He married Janet Forgey on June 30, 1957 in Canadian, TX. Sid was a rancher from 1963 to present. He was a member and past deacon of First Presbyterian Church. Sid was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Texas Farm Bureau. He was very proud of his grandchildren and their education from Texas Tech University. Jay received his degree in Petroleum Engineering and Kristin received her PhD in Educational Psychology. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kim Parnell on November 30, 2012; two brothers, G.C. and Ben Parnell and one sister, Betty Jo Jamison.
Parsons, Roger N. 1953 HS ~ 13-Jan-2019
Plummer, Samuel L. 1953 JC
Roger was born on the family farm north of Hugoton, Kansas. He attended school there until age16 when he attended NMMI for the remaining 2 years of high school. He attended Kansas State for 2.5 years, then Oklahoma State for 2.5 years where he became a Mechanical Engineer. He was the first person in family history to graduate from college. He met his wife, Diane Ollok, his first summer in Fort Worth and they married on July 18, 1959. He worked for General Dynamics, E-systems, Martin Marietta, Lockheed, Bell Helicopter and Hobbs trailers. He worked in the following fields: Garbage trucks, Helicopters, Airplanes, Missiles and Satellites. He retired in 2006. He was a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, was a toastmaster, bridge player, professional engineer, avid golfer, gardener and a master of all home projects, big and small. Roger was the most generous and loving man always with a smile and compliment for all. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He adored animals of all kinds horses, dogs and cats and especially bonded with his own cat Topaz who also loved and adored him. He enjoyed watching golf and his Alma mater OSU Cowboys football games. He rarely sat still and always wanted to be working, helping, doing anything to contribute. He made many beautiful things in his lifetime: clocks, furniture, and stained glass and could fix just about anything “good as new”. He enjoyed travel especially to the family vacation home in Colorado which was a special place to him and he was so fortunate to make one last trip this past summer which meant the world to him. He touched many lives with his shining personality even during the last months of his life while suffering with Alzheimer’s he was helping and looking after others and never forgot to extend thanks for all the help and kindness shown to him. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family. He is survived by the following: his wife of 59 years, Diane Marlene; his oldest daughter, April Louise Parsons and husband, Dale Fessler of Houston; son, David Benjamin Parsons and wife, Tiffany and their two children, Paige and Hannah; his youngest daughter, Sharon Braddy and husband, Wendell and their two children, Cameron and Chandler Cunningham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Wesley and Aldora Christiana Smith Parsons; his brothers, Wesley Wayne and Philip Harold Parsons; sisters, Marjorie Corinne Persinger and Dorothy Christiana Parker. 

Poe, Richard Curtis “Dick” 1953 HS ~ 16-May-2015 81, comforted by his family and friends, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16. Dick Poe was born April 7, 1934, in El Paso and was a proud lifelong resident. He attended Dudley Elementary, New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from El Paso High School. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from Texas Western University (now UTEP), with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After college, Dick jumped right into the family business – automotive dealerships, which started with the A.B Poe Motor Company in 1928. Known for his unforgettable commercials and famous “Hi Folks, I’m Dick Poe” tagline, Dick expanded the Dick Poe Family of Dealerships to include: Dick Poe Chrysler-Jeep, Dick Poe Dodge-Ram and Dick Poe Toyota-Scion. He served on numerous boards over the years, to include State National Bank, Coronado Bank, Sandia Savings & Loan, and Mesa Airlines. He also owned Evergreen Cemeteries and several properties in the El Paso Area. His businesses now employ more than 400 El Pasoans. Dick Poe was an icon in the automotive industry and El Paso. A quiet philanthropist who shunned the limelight where charitable giving is concerned, his support included UTEP and the UTEP Athletics Department and The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce among many others. He was a member of various civic organizations to include the Masonic Lodge, El Maida Shrine and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. A man with few hobbies, except golf in his early years, Dick preferred to work hard, spend time with his employees and family and, when time permitted, he loved going to his cabin in Ruidoso. Dick Poe was preceded in death by his parents, A.B Poe II and Virginia “Meno” Poe, and his brother, Alton “Tito” Poe III. He is survived by his sister Claudia (Poe) Barry, his sons Richard C. Poe, II 1987 HS and Troy Stephen Poe. He is also survived by nieces and nephews including, Alton B. Poe IV, Richard Hopper, Faith Poe, Charity Poe-Rakes and Kellie Monticelli. Grand-nieces and nephews include Kameron Harris, Madison Poe, Rebecca Johnston, Jason and Blake Rakes. The family would like to thank all of those special people who touched his life in so many ways: To Jimmy Rogers, Jr., his life-long friend since childhood, to Jim Paul and his amazing staff at Hospice El Paso for their compassion and support, to Dr. Branch Craige and Santa Fe Home Healthcare for their excellent care and the many special caregivers and support staff who worked so hard to help the family make his last days so comfortable. And to all his employees, who were like family to him and special to him in so many ways.
Prestridge, Max R., Jr. 1953 HS
Pundt, Donald J. 1953 HS ~ 16-May-2015 80, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. Mr. Pundt was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Lovington, NM, to Joseph and Coral White Pundt. He was a teacher at Baten Unit in Pampa for Grace of God Prison Ministry. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Pundt; two daughters, Sharon Smith of Borger and Mary West of Pampa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Reid, Charles W. 1953 HS ~ 05-Oct-2001
Rheiner, Dan J., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 01-May-1993
Ross, Harold A. 1953 HS
Rossman, David B. 1953 HS ~ 27-Jun-1992 , 75, died May 2, 2014 at his home in Yellow Pine, Idaho. Celebration of his life will be conducted at a later date at the Yellow Pine Community Hall. David was born April 3, 1939, in Caldwell, Idaho. His family moved to Nampa when he was 9 months old. He started school in Nampa and graduated in 1957, spending his Sophomore/Junior years at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. During two of his high school summers he worked at the Cinnabar Mine not far from the Stibnite Mine in central Idaho, returning to the area later in his life. David married Neola Bye early in 1958 and within that union three beautiful girls were born; Doreen, Jenniffer and Caren. He enrolled at what is now Boise State University in 1959 to begin studying Economics and Business Management. In 1961, he joined his father at Case furniture, later buying the business. David was very active during the next 35 years in Nampa in addition to operating the business. He was active in the Nampa Jaycees, Snake River Stampede Vigilantes, Nampa Exchange Club, Nampa Rotary Club, Nampa Chamber of Commerce, Nampa Airport Committee, Nampa Area United Fund, Treasure Valley Retail Furniture Assn., S.W. Idaho Furniture Retailers Assn., N.W. Furniture Mfg. Assn., and numerous other activities. Dave became an accomplished pilot and flew his own planes for many years. His flying took him not only across the country but many of those hours were spent flying the backcountry of Idaho. One of his planes, which he rebuilt from a wreck, won the ‘flagship’ award at an international convention. He was so proud of that. Following the sale of his retail business he moved to McCall, ID and worked with his wholesale business until selling it in 1987. Later, recognizing his formal and informal education in the field of business, he started a business, consulting small companies. Over the years he was able to help many of them become more profitable and stable. Dave loved the outdoors. He was an ardent hunter, fisherman, backpacker, photographer, horseman and pilot. Much of his time spent away from his businesses was in the mountains or the desert. The later part of his life was totally spent in the Idaho backcountry where he died. A proud and patriotic man, Dave Rossman loved freedom and independence. He loved the beauty and wildlife of the great outdoors. He was a self-made man and lived his life from start to finish. He is survived by his two daughters; Doreen Mojado and her husband, Blake of Vista, CA, and Jenniffer Duplisea and her husband, Douglas, of Saratoga, WY.; his grandchildren; Jason Wirth, Nichole Wirth, Breanna Duplisea and Cody Duplisea; and his sister and brother-in-law, Carroll and John Reitz, and his brother, Mike Rossman and his wife, Katherine. His daughter, Caren and his parents, Malcolm Eugene and Elisabeth Leland Rossman, preceded him in death.
Russell, James H., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 30-Dec-2000
Samples, Darryl E. 1953 HS
Schwalm, Jack H. 1953 JC ~ 15-Apr-2011 age 78, a resident of Belen, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was born in Clovis, to the late Henry and Ada Sullivan-Schwalm. Jack was also preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Hethcoat Schwalm. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and United Transportation Union. He retired in 1994 after 41 years of outstanding service as a Conductor with the Santa Fe Railroad. Jack also proudly served his country in the US Army. Jack was an avid hunter and an amateur pointing dog trainer. He was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. Jack spent his retirement traveling in his RV and chasin` grandkids. He loved his family and will be missed dearly. Jack is survived by his wife, Madeline Cross Schwalm; daughters, Denise Durbin and husband, Richard and Dorinda Brite; son, Harvey Myrle Schwalm and wife, Jeanie; three grandsons, Jason and Ethan Durbin and Dustin Brite; three granddaughters, Carissa and Emily Schwalm and Kristine Brite and his buddy, Sin Dee. He is also survived by many other family members and a host of friends.
Sclavenitis, James Plato 1953 HS
Sechrist, John S. 1953 SC ~ 10-Aug-2012 Age 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, August 10, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; his son, Gary J. Sechrist and fiance Carla; grandchildren, David E Sechrist, Ryan G. Sechrist and wife Linda Gonzalez, Jeffrey J. Sechrist, Cyrus A. Sechrist, Jacob R. Sechrist, and Kourtney A. Kimbrel. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Inez, David Jr., Eve, Joshua, Jimmy, Ryanna, Aliyah, Isaiah and Julie; many other family and friends. Mr. Sechrist was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Gladys Sechrist, and his daughter, Deborah A Kimbrel. He served our country in the United States Army and in the Army Reserve. He has been a faithful member of St Paul’s United Methodist Church since 1974. Mr. Sechrist retired from Mountain Bell after 31 years, worked with H & R Block for 13 years, was on the board for First Financial as Treasurer and was a counselor at SCORE. He also belonged to Defined Fitness where he worked out with the Water Rats. John was loved by those who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Shannon, Ellis “Reid” 1953 HS ~ 20-Jun-2019 Community volunteer, athlete, outdoorsman A resident of Claremont for 66 years, Ellis Reid Shannon died from a hemorrhagic stroke at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center on June 20. He was 84. He was born August 24, 1934 in Shanghai, while his father was serving as air attache to Chiang Kai-shek, who led the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He spent four years in China before moving to Argentina, where his father trained pilots. The family then moved on to Baltimore, Maryland, where his dad worked as a test pilot. Next they sank roots in La Jolla, California, where his father headed the experimental flight program for a company that eventually became General Dynamics. Young Reid began taking tennis lessons while working as a ball boy for internationally known players such as Pancho Segura. He was coached by 1930s pro tennis star Les Stoefen, who won three Grand Slam titles in that decade. He finished his high school years at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, where he was both the state’s top-ranked junior tennis player and swimmer. In summers, he worked as a lifeguard in La Jolla. He attended Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna), taking a year off to compete on the professional tennis circuit. At CMC he also swam, was quarterback of the football team, and played second base on the baseball team. The friendships he forged with his teammates lasted his entire life. He was proud to be a member of CMC’s ROTC unit and after graduation served in the US Army Corps of Engineers, then in the reserves for many years. Mr. Shannon met Georgia Warnock while at CMC, and they married in 1958. They quickly expanded the family, adding two children: Sarah (Sally) and Neal. Together with CMC classmate Tom Ussher, he opened Claremont’s first sporting goods store, The Sportsman, across the street from the post office, in 1958. He later owned a second store, Beaman’s Sporting Goods in Pomona. Mr. Shannon’s store wasn’t called The Sportsman for nothing; he was never happier than when he was camping, fishing or duck hunting. The family fondly remembers weeklong backpacking trips in the Sierras, the Bridger Wilderness, and the Olympic rainforest, all with delicious lakeside trout dinners. A longtime member of Ducks Unlimited and the California Waterfowl Association, Mr. Shannon helped maintain three duck clubs and planted feeding ponds on the duck flyways of the Coachella Valley. Closer to home, he helped organize Claremont’s first Little League team in June 1959, and coached Little League, Pinto and Pony teams for years, as well as the girl’s softball and boy’s baseball teams at the Webb Schools. He was also a founding member and a board member of the Claremont Tennis Club (now The Claremont Club). Mr. Shannon was an active member of the Claremont Rotary Club, and served as its president in 1978-79. Notably, he introduced an innovative CPR training program at El Roble Intermediate School that continues to this day. He was involved for decades with LeRoy’s Home for Boys (now Haines Children’s Services), serving three terms as president of the board, and was a member of the Bear Valley Gang for 50 years. His community service continued after he and Mrs. Shannon moved to Mt. San Antonio Gardens, where he chaired several committees. There, his sporting interests continued, although in a fashion a bit more sedentary, as a member of four bridge clubs as well as enjoying the fellowship of the billiards club. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Georgia; his beloved children Sarah (Todd) and Neal (Wendi) and grandchildren Justin, Claire, Emily and Celia; great grandchildren Emma and newly arrived Camden; sister, Ann Bowers; and niece, Beth.

Shook, James G. 1953 HS ~ 20-Mar-2012  of Las Cruces, NM passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Mesilla Valley Hospice after battling Parkinson’s disease. Jim was born on February 11, 1935 in Grand Junction, CO, the son of the late H. Benjamin Shook and Dorothy G. Shook. He graduated from high school in 1953 from New Mexico Military Institute. He then attended NMSU for two years and then transferred and graduated from Oklahoma University. He was a member of the SAE fraternity and maintained close ties with his fraternity brothers throughout his life. Afterwards he served his country proudly in the US Army and US Army Reserves as a Captain. After leaving the Army, he joined his father Ben at Shook Tire Company in Las Cruces, NM, where he owned and operated the business until his retirement in 2003. He was active in the National Tire Dealers Association and served as President in 1999. Jim was also a very active member of his local community. He served as a Board member of Western Bank, past President of the Sunrise Lions Club, a lifetime Mason, and upon retirement as a volunteer with BLM. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and was an accomplished artist in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He loved photography, hiking, river rafting and golfing. He traveled extensively and enjoyed trying new cuisine. He enjoyed a glass of wine in his back yard and was constantly vexed by the doves that also shared his sanctuary. An ardent reader, Jim was well versed in news, politics and history and enjoyed discussing his views with his coffee group. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth. He is survived by his devoted children, son Jimmy Shook and his wife Salina of Edmond, OK and daughter Susan Hettinga and her husband Mark of Las Cruces, NM. He is also survived by his five cherished grandchildren, Ben, Will and Alex Shook and Justin and Brandon Hettinga; and his brother Sonny Shook and sister Lisa Pugh both of Dallas, TX.
Shuttles, William E., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 27-Dec-1999
Slaton, John O. 1953 JC ~ 19-Jul-2013
Smith, Bill J. 1953 SC
Snell, Richard M. 1953 HS ~ 18-Apr-2006
Stephenson, Bill K. 1953 HS ~ 24-Nov-2009 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on February 25, 1935 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Kelley and Ann (King) Stephenson. He is survived by his wife, Veda Stephenson of Carrizozo, New Mexico; son, Mitch Colwell and his wife Audrey of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Stacy Hendricks and her husband Mark of Carrizozo, New Mexico, Tawn Hill of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Survivors also include grandchildren, Jesse Hill, K.C. Hendricks, Tessa Hendricks, Megan Colwell and Christine Colwell; and his sister, Patty Zumwalt and her husband Tommy.
Stone, Edwin A., Jr. 1953 HS ~ 08-Jan-2005
Talley, LTC John D., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 11-Mar-2013 age 82, left us to join his beloved wife, Nancy on Monday, March 11, 2013. He will be buried beside his wife in Quantico, Virginia. John was born in Fort Worth, Texas and has lived in Brevard since the early 1980’s. John was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Career Army Officer, Senior Army aviator; served two tours in Vietnam, and retired from the Army after serving in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics – Headquarters – Department of the Army. For his service, Colonel Talley earned the Legion of Merit Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters. John had six sisters, two brothers, two sons, and one granddaughter; along with their families and many lifetime friends. He will be missed.”
Taylor, Charles M. “Chick”, Jr. 1953 JC ~ 29-Aug-2009  Chick Taylor, Jr., 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Lubbock Heart Hospital, Lubbock, TX. Charles M. “Chick” Taylor, Jr., was born June 27, 1933, in Clovis, NM to Chick and Pearl Taylor. Being raised in Clovis, Chick, Jr., attended the Clovis Schools. His sophomore year in high school was spent at Wentworth Military Academy and his junior and senior years and first year of college were at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Chick studied aeronautical engineering at Northrop, served in the U.S. Army, Far East command, was a graduate of army fire fighters Corp of Engineering and was a station chief in Japan during the Korean Conflict. Upon return to the States, he graduated from U.S. Army Officers Candidate School at Fort Sill, OK. As a guided missile and artillery officer, he continued service in the New Mexico National Guard. He attended ENMU, obtaining a BS in Business and Economics. Chick worked in the family business of Chick Taylor Printing and was active in community affairs. He was a charter member of The United Way, was secretary/treasurer of The Clovis Rotary Club, and was President of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. He served three terms, 12 years, as Mayor of Clovis and was a Past President of the New Mexico Municipal League. His fraternal activities include being a member of Clovis Masonic Lodge #40, A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shriners and Jesters. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge and Past President of The Clovis Men’s Bible Class. He was a member of The First Church of The Nazarene. He married Scotty Hutcheson December 27, 1954, in Clovis. She survives him along with three daughters, Pamela Magness and her husband James of Arlington, TX, Lori Chadwick and her husband Ray of Grand Prairie, TX and Micki Hanes and husband Jeff of Bedford, TX. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Morgan Chadwick, Hilliary Eenkhoorn and her husband Mike, Ashlie Austin and James Austin; his brother-in-law, George Hutcheson of Clovis and three nieces, Terry Osborne, Julie Miller and Cindy Banister. Chick was preceded by his mother Pearl, his father Chick, Sr. and one sister, Charlene Wallace.
Taylor, Elton Z., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 01-Sep-2007
Terry, Robert S. 1953 SC ~ 09-Jun-2014 82, of Roswell, New Mexico, who passed away on June 9, 2014. There will be a come and go reception for anyone wishing to see the family at Pepper’s Bar and Grill on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Sudan Kid Bob was born on July 17, 1931, in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Sudan, Texas. He was married to Betti, and on June 3rd they celebrated 61 years of marriage. She survives him at the family home. He is survived by a daughter Sally, grand-daughter Jodi, grand-son-in-law and grand-daughter, Josh and Shannon and great grand-daughter Dillon. He is also survived by his brother Bill and sister-in-law Drew; niece: Druann and husband Barry and their 2 daughters; niece: Allison and husband Jim and their son.
Thomas, Kerwin B. 1953 HS ~ 26-May-2008
Tillman, Lewis E. 1953 SC ~ 10-Jul-2015 went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday July 10, 2015. Ed was born in Tularosa, New Mexico on September 12, 1931. He attended school in Tularosa and at the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served the nation as an Armor officer in Germany and later attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, earning the rank of Captain while in the Army Reserves. Ed Tillman worked as government contractor and accountant with the Western Insurance Agency. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 59 years, his son Martin and wife, Sharon, of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eric David and Gladys Oxley Tillman, his brothers David and John Tillman, sister Mary Rose Thompson, nephew Michael and niece Sharon Tillman Henry, and nephew Harry Thompson along with his aunt Catherin and uncle Ed Sanders. Ed will be sadly missed by all who knew him and especially his family.
James L. “Jim” Trombla 1951 HS-1953 JC unexpectedly passed away peacefully at home on November 7, 2018. He was born April 27, 1933 in Omaha, Nebraska to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Trombla. Jim was raised in Oklahoma City, attended Classen High School and New Mexico Military Institute ( NMMI) in Roswell New Mexico. He was active in the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle at age 15. At NMMI, he earned a varsity letter in boxing and participated in intramural softball. After graduating from high school in 1951, he attended the University of Oklahoma obtaining a B.S. Degree in Geological Engineering. Jim was a member of the Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. He earned memberships in Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Earth Sciences honor society and Tau Beta Pi, Engineering honor society. After graduating from O.U., he worked in the oil industry as a petroleum reservoir engineer. His work took him from the Texas panhandle to the lower Gulf Coast and on to Canada, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. He was a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers and served as President of the Republic of Yemen Chapter (Middle East). After retiring and a 50-year absence from the Boy Scouts, he rejoined the BSA and was appointed Unit Commissioner in the North Trail District of the Circle Ten Council, Dallas, Texas. Jim married Mary Ann Jackson in Midland, Texas in 1960 and they had three daughters. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Dallas, Texas), daughter Sharon Trombla (Houston, Texas), daughter Robin and son-in-law Ken McDonald (Foster City, California), daughter Lisa Holt and fiance Don Zuelly, grandchildren Melissa and Eric Holt (Rowlett, Texas) and foster son Tom Tucker and his wife Patty and their two children, Katie and Matthew (North Richland Hills, Texas).
Uhli, Herman H., Jr. 1953 JC ~ 05-Dec-1999
Walker, COL James F., USA (Ret) 1953 SC ~ 10-Oct-2011  (April 19, 1929 – October 10, 2011) After suffering a debilitating illness Colonel James Walker went to be with His Lord on October 10, 2011. He last resided in Air Force Village II in San Antonio, Texas. James was born to Arthur and Helen Walker on April 19, 1929 in El Paso, Texas. He attended California Military Academy (1944-1945), Boise High School (1946-1949), and New Mexico Military Institute (1949-1953). James served with the US Army Medical Corps from 1953-1986. He was a solo helicopter pilot during the Korean Conflict as well as a veteran of the Vietnam War. Colonel Walker was a highly decorated officer who devoted his life to serving his country. James retired to Ephrata, Washington in 1985 where he enjoyed his retirement hunting and fishing and being with his family and friends. He was a very lovable, gentle, and kind-hearted person with a great sense of humor and compassion for everyone around him. He is survived by his wife Ruth; his children James Jr., Glenn, Thomas, Jules, and Kirstie; his brother John; and his grandchildren Shawna Marie, Dora, and Amanda.
Waters, Lawrence A. 1953 HS ~ 15-Jul-1988
Webb, Laurence M. 1953 JC ~ 09-Sep-2003
Weeman, P. Burt 1951 HS-1953 JC ~ 31-Mar-2018 was welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 31, 2018, after faithfully serving Him for 85 years. Born in Fort Worth on July 15, 1932, Burt attended Arlington Heights High School, New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Christian University. He was founder and president of General Brick Sales Co. Inc, which he built and guided with hard work and integrity. He was a founding member of Christ Chapel Bible Church. Burt was a man of deep faith. His love was for Jesus, his family, and friends. He led others with a generous and compassionate heart, both with and without words. Burt believed the promise of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Survivors: Wife, Carol Wayman Weeman; daughters, Susan (Mark) Presley, Ann (Bobby) Cooper, and Carol Rea Weeman; a sister, Charlotte (Sam) Clammer; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members, all of whom he dearly loved.
White, Charles C. “Charlie” 1953 SC ~ 11-Nov-2005 73, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas died November 14, 2005. A celebration of Charlie’s’ life will be held on Monday, November 21, 2005 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Russo’s Restaurant in Marble Falls, Texas. Born April 20, 1932 in Clinton, Oklahoma, he was the son of W.A. & Lily (Oldham) White. He was a graduate of Wichita Falls Senior High School and a graduate ofNew Mexico Military Institute. He spent two years in the US Army. Charlie worked from 1957 – 1974 at White’s Auto Stores. He held several positions while at White’s, such as Director of Advertising and commissioning of new stores. He was responsible for convincing the newspapers to include advertising inserts into the regular editions – so, he is responsible for all those inserts in our newspapers. Being content with that challenge, Charlie began his endeavors into Aladdin Beauty Colleges, Inc. He started with two small beauty schools in Wichita Falls which grew to a company that at its peak included 31 campuses in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico with almost 400 employees and an annual enrollment of 2000 students. The company was sold in January 2000, and the new owners chose to retain the Aladdin name because of the company’s positive reputation and known quality of education. During his active time at Aladdin, he was instrumental in elevating the profession of the licensed cosmetologist. He served over 12 years on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, a national organization. He also served 3 terms on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Proprietary Schools. In that capacity, he testified numerous times before Texas congressional subcommittees to ensure laws were enacted that would protect and promote the cosmetology industry. Charlie enjoyed golf, jet skiing, snow skiing, Dallas Cowboy games, Dallas Maverick games and Indy car racing. He is survived by his sons: Charlie White Jr., Ronnie White and Darin White; grandchildren: Shawnda White and Conner White and his sister-in-law Carol White. He is also survived by other relatives and close friends. He was preceded in death by two children Michele White and Lance White. 
Wilburn, Joe A. 1953 JC ~ 23-Dec-2008  75, food salesman, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
Williamson, George H. S. 1953 JC
Wixon, Curtis J. 1953 JC ~ 20-Jan-2006
Woodard, Donald G. 1953 HS
Woody, Larry L. 1953 HS ~ 01-Jun-1984
Yaple, Richard L. 1953 JC


Adams, Robert H. 1952 HS ~ 11-Sep-2006  was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Okla. City to Dr. Robert H. and Lois Adams. Bob died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006. He graduated from Classen High in 1952 after attending New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He attended Oklahoma University, was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and a member of the 45th Infantry. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Neva Baird Adams, his son Mark Baird Adams and wife Jane, and his daughter Kelly Adams Smith and husband Steve. Bob’s surviving grandchildren are Jessica Ann and Blake Robert Adams, Stephen ‘Tanner’, Michael ‘Trent’ and Lindsey Nicole Smith. His greatest pleasure was playing racquetball daily at the North Side YMCA with his buddies. He also loved manicuring his immaculate ‘putting green’ yard and jogging for miles. He was a member of All Souls Episcopal Church. 
Alford, Jesse B., Jr. 1952 HS
Allen, Joe Raymon Potsy, Jr. 1952 HS
Arrington, William L. 1952 HS ~ 11-Nov-2016 was born in Fort Worth on January 26, 1933 and died on November 11, 2016 at the age of 83 years. The services will be a celebration of life at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 727 West Browning Avenue in Pampa on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Rector The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey and Rev. Mark Lang will be officiating. His body was cremated and a part of his ashes will be inurned in the columbarium in St. Matthews. The rest of Bill’s ashes will be spread on his beloved Rocking Chair Ranche. Bill attended New Mexico Military Institute where he was an exceptional athlete. He graduated in the spring of 1952. On October 24th, 1997 he was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame at Roswell, New Mexico. After high school Bill had an athletic scholarship at the University of Oklahoma and pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He qualified for the Olympics and was sent to the Coliseum in Los Angeles. On December 27th, 1955 Bill married the love of his life, Margareta “Greta” Miller at Saint Matthews Episcopal Church. Bill was commissioned as Second Lieutenant Infantry in the United States Army. After college, he was hired by the Cabot Corporation as a Landman trainee in the oil and gas division in Pampa, Texas. After active duty, he transferred his commission to the National Guard and was promoted to Captain and commanded Company “B” of the 142nd Infantry of the 36th division in Pampa. After Bill finished his eight year obligation, he continued to work for Cabot as a Landman and finished his certification of becoming a Certified Petroleum Landman. After nearly nine years, Bill left Cabot to form his own oil and gas company. Bill was the owner of Rocking Chair Ranche, which maintains a commercial crossbred cow herd and a farming operation raising wheat, milo, corn and alfalfa. He was a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and served as an honorary Director. He was Chairman of the Board of Gray County Title Company, Inc. Arrington was a Certified Professional Landman; a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Oklahoma City Petroleum Landmen Association, as well as the Amarillo and Midland associations. He was a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was currently serving on the Executive Committee, was a Chairman of the Nominating Committee and was a member of the Compensation Committee. Bill was past vestry member and senior warden of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, past member and past president of the Pampa Independent School District School Board, being elected for two three year terms, past member of the board of directors of the Pampa Club and the Pampa Country Club, having served as president on both boards. Bill and Greta had two children, William M. “Buck” Arrington and wife Alexia of White Deer, and Melanie and husband Flavious Smith of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, William Lake Arrington II and wife Emily of Pampa, Elizabeth and husband Tyler Holland of Canyon, Hulsey Smith and Peyton Smith, both of Fort Worth; four great grandchildren, Evelyn Grace and William Lake “Tripp” Arrington III and Margareta Aston and George Warner Holland. He was also survived by his twin brother George W. Arrington 1952 HS of Canadian, Texas. Bill was preceded in death by his parents French and Ollie Arrington; his sister, Ann Arrington Webb; sister in law Jane Arrington; and his wife, Margareta Miller Arrington.
Barrett, Charles B. 1952 HS ~ 15-Mar-2001
Bartheld, Dr. Robert L. 1952 JC ~ 15-Jun-2015 age 82, of McAlester, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home in McAlester. Dr. Bartheld practiced general dentistry in McAlester for over 45 years before retiring. Bob was a man of commitment and a leader of his community and profession, serving in many civic and professional capacities through the years. He is survived by 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Judge Thomas McCann Bartheld of McAlester, Col. (Ret.) William Edward Bartheld, USANG, and wife Susan of Haymarket, VA, Joseph Lyle Bartheld of McAlester; 1 daughter, Elizabeth Lee Bartheld of Washington, DC; 8 grandchildren, Mac Bartheld and wife Ashley, Jacqueline Reynolds and husband Levi, Benjamin Bartheld, Miranda Bartheld, Rachel Bartheld, Rebecca Bartheld, Keaton Bartheld and Kooper Bartheld; 5 great grandchildren, Camryn, Kaine, Bentley, Suttyn and Daxton; 1 sister, Mrs. Barbara Bartheld Smith of Tulsa; a sister-in-law, Virginia Fitter and husband Pat of Edmond; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Karla Peppers and Les Williams; and Bob’s devoted staff, including Patty Turner, Sue Marchant and Donna Lewis; and his (man’s) best friend, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Patricia.
Beedle, David H. 1952 HS ~ 02-Apr-2006
Bogle, J. Peter 1952 HS
Bonney, Robert E. 1952 JC ~ 27-Aug-1996
Boyd, Joe Don 1952 HS ~ 09-Mar-2006
Bradley, Thomas A. 1952 JC ~ 06-Jan-2016 83, passed on January 6, 2016, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Tom was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Wichita Falls Senior High then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in 1950. He completed four years ROTC at NMMI. Tom served in the U.S. Army 8th Infantry Division Signal Corps for two years and six years in the inactive reserve. In 1957, he graduated from Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Tom worked as a petroleum geologist until 1960. He then joined the effort to construct the Atlas F Missile Complex near Altus, Oklahoma as Site Engineer, and then the Titan II Missile Complex in Central Arkansas where he was Cost Engineer. Tom continued a career in construction management and became a consultant to contractors and law firms until his retirement in 2001. After “9/11”, Tom was asked by the contractor, J.A. Jones, to inspect and report on the construction and administrative aspects of the new U.S. Embassies being built in Tanzania and Kenya to replace those destroyed by terrorists in 1998. Tom served on the panel of neutral arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He was active in the Wichita chapter of the US TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support Organization. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn, and his son, Craig Bradley, now of Lake Mary, Florida. When asked what lessons he had learned in life, Tom answered, “read the contract.”
Branum, C. A. 1952 JC ~ 27-Dec-2005 of Albuquerque died Dec. 27, 2005, at the Veterans hospital in Albuquerque.  Branum was born June 17, 1931, to Claud and Georgia Branum of Carrizozo. He attended school in Carrizozo and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1949. He attended junior college at the institute, after which he served as a 2nd Lieutenant for the U.S. Army. He resided in Ormond Beach, FL, for several years and had recently moved to Albuquerque.Surviving family members include his wife, Judy, of Albuquerque, daughter Claudia of Conner, Texas, sister Veda Stephenson of Carrizozo and several nieces and nephews .
Bray, William A. 1952 HS
Briscoe, LTC Gerald A., (Ret) 1952 JC ~ 01-Nov-1987
Byrd, Cornelius Zane 1952 JC ~ 16-Jun-1995
Chavez, George P. 1952 JC ~ 15-May-1989
Churchill, Stanley W. 1952 JC ~ 31-Dec-2017 86, of Temple, Texas, died December 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born September 24, 1931, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Alton and Mildred Green Churchill. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.  He later received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts and Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. On December 5, 1958, he married Martha Jo Vaughan “Jody”. He served in the United States Air Force during the 1950s.  He was the Dean of Vocational & Technical Education at Temple College from 1966 until his retirement in 1988.  Post-retirement, he continued to work another 29 years as the Facilities Manager for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. He is survived by the love of his life, Jody Churchill, his wife of 59 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Terre and Randy Williams, of Phoenix, Arizona; his daughter and son-in-law, Kindra & John Warren, of Corpus Christi, Texas; his grandson and wife, Brandon & Janelle Loew and great-granddaughter, Raelynn Loew.
Coke, Robert K., III 1952 JC
Coll, Max Welton, II 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 27-Mar-2014  Husband Father Legislator River Rafter Artist Lawyer Hiker Bird Watcher Santa Fe Living Treasure HE LOVED Politics Reading Murder Mysteries Good Food Dogs New Mexico Politics Sudoku Puzzles Fixing Things Poker Woodworking Politics Bolo Ties Cooking Movies Wildlife Politics Hardware Stores Gadgets Wild Places Gardening Politics HE DISLIKED Wearing Ties Pretentious People Wars Corruption Fancy Cars Shopping Big Cities He is survived by his Wife Catherine Joyce-Coll, Son Max W. Coll III (Tres), Daughter Melanie De Temple, Step-Children Lisa Wilkens, Brannigan Draic, Gillian Joyce, Brothers Charles Coll & Jon Coll and various grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dogs Rory, Keeley, Zizi, Ming, LiAn and Cockatoo Sophia.
Collins, David L. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 17-Dec-2017 was born February 15, 1932 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Arthur and Evelyn (Tessier) Collins. Married Ada “Cook” Reed on November 24, 1967 in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Collins passed away on September 28, 2012. He graduated from El Paso High School then attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso and obtained a degree in geology. Mr. Collins served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 in the tank division in Germany. Owned Tesco in Abilene with his brother Arthur “Art” Collins. He and Ada were well known for their beautiful Christmas display that hundreds of families enjoyed as they drove through their half circle driveway at 925 Sayles Blvd. Mr. Collins enjoyed handing out candy to the children as they visited the display. Hundreds of animated dolls were donated to Abilene State Supported Living Center. These animated dolls are in Quanna’s Winter Wonder Land a part of Christmas Lane so children can continue this Christmas joy for many years to come. David Collins is survived by daughters, Sharon Smith and husband Jimmy of Abilene, Gayle Greer of Sweetwater, and son, Rickey Reed and Valinda Tatom of Old Hickory, Tennessee. A sister, Barbara Purser of Houston, a sister-in-law Abigail Collins of Abilene, seven grandchildren; Craig Campbell, Tina Cruz, Britt Smith, Brad Greer, Tracy Greer, Brian Reed, and April Reed and 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close and well-loved friends. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Arthur “Art” Collins, and a son-in-law, Terry Greer. was born February 15, 1932 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Arthur and Evelyn (Tessier) Collins. Married Ada “Cook” Reed on November 24, 1967 in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Collins passed away on September 28, 2012. He graduated from El Paso High School then attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso and obtained a degree in geology. Mr. Collins served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 in the tank division in Germany. Owned Tesco in Abilene with his brother Arthur “Art” Collins. He and Ada were well known for their beautiful Christmas display that hundreds of families enjoyed as they drove through their half circle driveway at 925 Sayles Blvd. Mr. Collins enjoyed handing out candy to the children as they visited the display. Hundreds of animated dolls were donated to Abilene State Supported Living Center. These animated dolls are in Quanna’s Winter Wonder Land a part of Christmas Lane so children can continue this Christmas joy for many years to come. David Collins is survived by daughters, Sharon Smith and husband Jimmy of Abilene, Gayle Greer of Sweetwater, and son, Rickey Reed and Valinda Tatom of Old Hickory, Tennessee. A sister, Barbara Purser of Houston, a sister-in-law Abigail Collins of Abilene, seven grandchildren; Craig Campbell, Tina Cruz, Britt Smith, Brad Greer, Tracy Greer, Brian Reed, and April Reed and 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close and well-loved friends. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Arthur “Art” Collins, and a son-in-law, Terry Greer.
Cotten, Jerry L. 1952 HS ~ 01-Aug-1984
Craig, J. Michael 1952 HS
Crain, John C., Jr. 1952 HS
Cutter, William R. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 12-Dec-2018 
 – It is with heavy hearts that we share very sad news with the aviation community; William “Bill” R. Cutter passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. This is a profound loss for all that knew and loved Bill as the patriarch of his family and the aviation community. A life-long aviation enthusiast, Bill learned to fly sitting on his father’s lap and became an ATP rated pilot in fixed wing, helicopter and lighter than air aircraft, along with achieving several jet and turbo-prop type ratings. As an aviator, he accumulated thousands of hours during his life, with his most recent flying being in his treasured 1944 Beech Model 17 Staggerwing. Continuing the family legacy started in 1928 by his father, William P. Cutter, Bill established Cutter Aviation’s facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona, which went on to become the company’s largest facility and corporate headquarters. Bill, along with his son Will, grew the Cutter Aviation network by opening numerous locations throughout the Southwest. In his lifetime, Bill was honored numerous times; most notably at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the New Mexico Military Institute, the Pima Air & Space Museum (Hall of Fame, inducted with his father William P. Cutter) and was named “Man of the Year” by Beechcraft. Bill was also proud to have served his country as a member of the United States Army. Throughout his entire life, Bill could always be found walking the ramp and halls of Cutter Aviation speaking with his employees on a first name basis. He had a larger than life personality and was quick to share anecdotes with those around him. He was a gentleman’s gentleman, humbleness surrounded his daily actions. He leaves us with a keen sense of loss and heartfelt gratitude – we are better people for having known him. Bill was preceded in death by his parents William P. and Virginia, wife Gwendolyn and brother Sidney. He is survived by his children, son Will and daughter Kathryn “Kay”; along with four beloved grandchildren, Will 4.0., Brooke, Madison and Anna. Godspeed Bill, and may you dance the skies on laughter-silvered clouds. You will be greatly missed. “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”– Leonardo da Vinci

Darden, Billy J. 1952 JC ~ 23-Dec-2011 age 85, passed on December 23, 2011. He was a professional baseball player for 13 years with a number of teams ending with the Mobile Bay Bears. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and 1 brother. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Elvie Darden, son, Steve Darden, daughter, Terri (Bill) Fassbender, grandchildren, Tracey (Albert) Robinson, Misty (Bob) Spahr, Tina (Ty) Bill, Ricky (Amy) Roberts, great grandchildren, Kelsey, Elizabeth, Rain, Rose, Mia, Lani and Hillel, nieces, nephews and friends.
Davis, Don M. 1952 HS
Davis, James W. Jim: 1945 HS-1952 JC ~ 08-Dec-2013 age 86, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at the Veteran’s Center in Claremore, Okla. Jim was born on July 13, 1927 to Robert and Beaulah (Fry) Davis in Roswell, NM, where he was raised and graduated from high school. Following high school, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and then was later drafted in to the Army, where he served in Tokyo. After returning home, he continued his education at Texas Tech and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of New Mexico. On April 3, 1955 he married Imogene Sawvell in Joplin, Mo. The couple moved to the Grove area in 1959 and became ranchers. Jim was one of the first people in Delaware County to raise free range turkeys. He was Baptist in faith. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one son, William “Bill” Davis. He is survived by: his wife Imogene Davis of Grove, one son Michael Davis and raised one grandson, Michael Lee Roy Davis as a son, both of Grove two sisters: Jean Owens of Austin, Texas and Jayne Bower of Las Crusas, NM, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Davis, Stanley K. 1952 HS ~ 20-Mar-1998
DeMund, James P. 1952 JC
di Lorenzo, LTC David L., USA (Ret) 1946 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 21-Jun-2016 89, died June 21, 2016 in Colorado Springs. He was born on May 17, 1927 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He served 23 years in the U.S. Army . He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ginger, his children: Cathy, Nick, Maggie, and Leslie, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Dilley, Jr., Donald C. 1952 HS ~ 15-Nov-2017  of Pensacola was called home by his heavenly father November fifteenth two thousand and seventeen. Born in Dallas, Texas on May twenty-second nineteen thirty-four to Don and Carol Dilley.  Don attended Borger Texas High School, New Mexico Military Institute, Texas Tech University, and University of California Davis.  He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Gamma Mu Business Fraternity, MCC of the High Plains in Amarillo, Texas, and Holly Cross MCC in Pensacola, Florida. Don served three years on Active duty as an officer in the United States Navy, and then four years as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He attained permanent rank of Lieutenant. Don was a farmer in the Gruver, Texas area of the Texas panhandle from nineteen sixty-six until he retired in nineteen eighty-eight. In addition, he had various other business interests in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Florida. Don was a true “Renaissance Man”. He was a talented pianist, pilot, singer, and had a vast knowledge of business and finance. He had a special place in his heart for all animals. Don was kind, patient, generous, and fiercely loyal. He was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and dancing eyes. He will be so missed. Don was a true believer and loved his church. He loved and took great pride in singing in the choir at the Holy Cross MCC. We have lost one of the most beautiful people to have ever walked this earth.  Don is survived by his life partner of twenty wonderful years Alan D. Williams of Pensacola Florida.
Dinsmore, LTC Ellis Dudley, USAR (Ret) 1948 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 21-Nov-2011  82, Shawnee, KS, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO. Dudley was born Sept. 11, 1929, in El Paso, TX, to Andrew D. “Cub” and Laurene Dinsmore. Growing up he lived in numerous places around the state of New Mexico and spent most of his adult life in Las Cruces, NM. He married Rose Payne on July 28, 1958 and they were blessed with 53 wonderful years together. Dudley graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952 and entered active duty as an armor officer in the United States Army at Fort Knox, KY. After serving his country for 24 years in the United States Army Reserve, culminating as commander of the 383rd Quartermaster Battalion, 90th ARCOM, Dudley retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to his reserve duties, Dudley was a construction supervisor with Burn Construction Company in Las Cruces where he was employed for over 35 years. Dudley and his wife, Rosie, moved to the Kansas City area in 2000. He continued serving his community and country by supervising the building of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church and serving as an usher. One of Dudley’s greatest joys was serving at the International Loan Closet at Fort Leavenworth where he and his family served international officers, from over 90 countries, attending Army Command and General Staff College. Dudley was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He attended Harvest Bible Chapel of Kansas City where he served as a greeter. Dudley was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherri Hill on Oct. 11, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Rose F. Dinsmore; son-in-law, Donald Hill, Shawnee, KS; daughter, Cindy Goforth and husband, Kerry, Shawnee, KS; son, Ellis Dudley Dinsmore, Jr. And wife, Debbie, Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Donoghue, William T. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 19-Aug-2007 passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 after a long illness. Bill was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Houston, to the late Gerald Thomas Donoghue and Louise Huggins Donoghue. He was at home surrounded by family and loved ones who will continue to celebrate his life. As a respected pillar of the community, Bill served on a number of community boards and organizations, including the Victoria Fine Arts Association, the Regional Museum Association, the Victoria Symphony, the 100 Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. The Gerald T. Donoghue family moved to Goliad in 1943, where shortly after WWII they established the Donoghue Arabian Horse Farm. Bill was an avid participant in all aspects of his family’s business activities and was instrumental in preserving the prestigious Donoghue Arabian bloodlines. The horse, no matter what breed, was always in his heart. Bill graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. He entered the University of Virginia, achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree in 1954. He will also be remembered for establishing, with classmate and friend Don Hanna, the first active polo team at UVA. Bill enlisted in the United States Army after graduation and obtained an officer’s commission as a second lieutenant. The following year, Bill successfully completed the Armored Officers Basic Course and was sent to Germany with the 3rd Armored Division. He was discharged from active duty by the U.S. Army in 1957 and remained in Germany. He continued to serve as a reserve officer until honorably discharged in 1964 with the rank of captain. While in Germany, Bill fell in love and married Christa Neidhardt, a beautiful and intelligent young entrepreneur with an established business of her own. With Bill’s zest for life and insatiable appetite for learning, the duo became a formidable pair in a multifaceted partnership. As Bill’s interest and knowledge of antique clocks, furniture, art and collector of firearms continued, his expertise was rarely rivaled. Bill and Christy returned to Victoria in 1961 and established an extraordinary gallery specializing in fine European antiques and interior design. Christy Donoghue Antiques, constructed in 1973, became a landmark gallery and showroom for some of the most notable collections of European antiques in Texas. Expansion and diversification continued into the 80’s when estate and designer jewelry were introduced to an ever growing clientele. Bill Donoghue was awarded a diploma in 1991 from the Gemological Institute of America as graduate gemologist, adding one more credential to a long list of lifetime accomplishments. Bill and Christy elected to close Christy Donoghue Fine Jewels and Antiques in 1999 after 50 years of combine business in Europe and America and divided their time between the K-8 Ranch near Placedo and their residence in Victoria. William Thomas Donoghue was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Timothy Huggins Donoghue 1955 HS. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Christy Donoghue; daughters, Charli Donoghue Jett and husband Todd and Hilary Donoghue Blackmon and husband Shaun; grandson T.J. Coppola; sister, Clare Donoghue Beck and husband Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Drummond, Larry A. 1952 SC ~ 04-Aug-2014
Ellis, Robert G. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 15-Apr-2012 79, of Las Cruces, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. Bob as he was fondly known was born June 22, 1932 in Denver, CO, to Eldridge and Essie Solomon. He was a retired Construction Engineer, and member of Fairacres Baptist Church. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, sports, golf, the Dallas Cowboys, reading and was an avid Bible Scholar but his passion was for his family. Mr. Ellis will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Roberta Henderson Ellis of the family home; sons Robert, James, Dwight, David and Sam; daughters Cindi, Kathleen, Shirley, Marilyn, Kathy and Karen; brother Don Ellis and wife Lida. Also surviving him are many grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his sons Teddy, Ramsey and Truit; an infant sister and his previous wife Margaret Ellis.
Evans, Reuben W. 1948 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 17-Aug-2009  was born on Dec. 17, 1929, and passed away on Aug. 17, 2009. He was a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather. He was a soldier, a rancher, a polo player, a world class lover of music and friend of so many around the country and the world. Rube is survived by his three sons, Reuben W. Evans, Jr. 1974 JCMatthew G. Evans 1976 HS and George A. Evans 1978 HS-1980 JC; and his five grandchildren, Molly, Emily, Abby, McKenzie and Quinn. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Amos Graves Evans and Imogene Evans; his brother, Robert G. Bob Evans 1951 HS; his cousin, James L. “Jim” Evans 1947 HS-1949 JC; and his beloved wife of 52 years, Sargie Ruth Evans.
Fairly, III, Henry 1950 HS ~ 17-Feb-2012 passed away on February 17, 2012. Although his parents were residents of Texas, Henry was born in Maxton Township, North Carolina on January 14, 1930, the son of Henry Fairley, Jr. and Margaret McLaughlin Fairley. He attended Texas Country Day School, New Mexico Military Institute, Hatch Preparatory School, University of Texas and Southern Methodist University. He served two years in the army. Henry’s work background involved farming, cattle, excavation, oil, real estate and banking. He was a director of State National Bank of Caddo Mills, Bank of Dallas, and M Bank Market Center. He was also a member of the Presidential Roundtable and the Republican Congressional Committee. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 37 years including 22 years on the National Staff of the Coast Guard Foundation serving as Secretary and member of the Executive Committee. His awards included U.S. Coast Guard Administrative Merit and Department of Transportation Meritorious Service Award. He is preceded in death by both parents and a long time companion Fayetta Gannon. He is survived by nephew Shaw and wife Tate Garrison and children from North Carolina and many friends in Dallas. Friend of ambassadors and rogues alike, Henry will be remembered as a true old school gentleman. 

Farmer, Thomas A. 1952 HS ~ 06-Aug-2001
Faulkner, Eugene L. “Oogie” 1952 JC ~ 18-Mar-2014  81, of Lubbock passed away on March 18, 2014, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on July 25, 1932, in Lubbock, Texas, to the late William Paul and Ella Etta Faulkner. He attended the Peacock Military Academy, graduated from Lubbock High School, and attended Texas Tech and New Mexico Military Institute. Following his education he joined the Marines and served his country proudly. After his military career he joined the Lubbock Police Department, and later was the chief of police in Tulia. After his career as a police officer he joined the staff of Horkey Oil Company where he was the vice president. He enjoyed and lived a full life. His military experience gave him a great appreciation for routines; he planned out daily routines and followed them. He also enjoyed the game of golf and had a passion for sports in general. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Faulkner; his sister, Maejean; and a grandson, Justin. He leaves to cherish his memory: four sons, Steve Stephens his wife Cindy, Rod Faulkner, Stephen Faulkner his wife Kathryn, and John Faulkner his wife Joni; grandchildren, Chelsey Groves and husband Gregg, Seth Stephens his wife Julie, Dylan, Colton, and Trever Faulkner; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Faulkner.
Fausett, Robert S., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 01-Jun-1983
Fisher, Jerrold E. 1950 HS-1952 SC ~ 22-Jun-2015  passed away peacefully, on the morning of June 22, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jerry was 84 years old. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; Ernest and Jewel Fisher. He has one sister, Jackie Fisher Moore, of Colorado. Jerry is survived by his supportive wife of 30 years, Pat, and his loving family: daughters Terry (Mark) Howard, Stephanie and the late (Bob) Williams, his son Daniel (Annette) Fisher, his step-daughters, Kelly (JB) Coulter and Kim (Ron) Bache, Melinda (Chuck) Blackwood and Mimi (Ed) Dorsey, as well as his grandchildren, William and Reese Coulter, Carter and Kasey Bache, Dallas Plater and Ridgely Dorsey. Jerry was born on January 13, 1931 in Wasco, Ca. He spent the first years of his life on his Grandfather’s dairy farm in Wasco, moving to Bakersfield with his family at age four. He attended elementary school in Bakersfield, where he met his business partner of 54 years, Bob Karpe. He played football for B.H.S. with Bob Karpe and Frank Gifford (ONCE A DRILLER ALWAYS A DRILLER!) Jerry attended college at New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1952. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served two years in Germany. When he returned home to Bakersfield, he enlisted in the Army Reserve and began his fifty-seven year career in rural appraisal. At that time, Karpe-Fisher Appraisal Company was formed; which later became known as Karpe Fisher Merriman Inc. Jerry’s hard work and dedication not only brought him immense pleasure, but also earned him a solid reputation and much respect in the industry. Jerry was extremely supportive of his local community, his alma mater, and many professional organizations. His community involvement focused mainly on youth, education and athletics. Jerry took great pride in having graduated from NMMI and was instrumental in recruiting others to the Institute. He was active in the Alumni Association, serving as a delegate on the alumni board. One of the numerous professional organizations he was involved with included: American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, where he served as president at the local, state, and national levels. Jerry’s family and friends were a high priority in his life. His annual Cayucos beach trips with the family and Saturday lunches with “the boys” were not to be missed. Some of Jerry’s greatest memories were: spending time with family at holidays, semi-annual golf trips, and traveling to watch the Green Bay Packers play.
Flato, Richard A. 1952 SC
Fleming, Joseph B., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 17-Jun-1996
Fordyce, H. Theodore, Jr. 1952 HS ~ 08-Jul-1999
Forsling, Alfred S. 1952 HS ~ 18-Mar-2017  82, of Hay Springs and formerly of Kimball, died at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Alfred Sterre Forsling was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on April 13, 1934, the son of Elmer and Lucy (Vander Sterre) Forsling. Al spent his first 10 years living in Casper, Wyoming, before his father moved the family to the Forsling homestead in Kimball. While in high school, Al transferred to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico where upon his graduation he enrolled in the University of Wyoming, studying Agriculture and engineering. In 1954 Al enlisted in the US Army serving in Germany as an ambulance driver for military families. In 1957, Al enlisted in the US Air Force, where for a second time, he was stationed in Germany, assigned to missile guidance and communications. It was in Lauda, Germany, that Al met his future wife, Renate Olga Schmidt. Upon being discharged and returning home, Al and Renate were married on December 20, 1960, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Al and Renate began their new life together on the family ranch, joining his father in the farming and livestock business. It was on the Buck Bush Ranch that they raised their three daughters. Al is remembered by his family for his sharp wit, strong character, loyalty to family, community and friends and for his strong moral compass. Although know to be a man of few words, his actions set the example that his family continues to follow. Survivors include his daughters Ingrid Forsling of White, SD., Andrea Scales and partner Chasity Pettit of Denver, CO., and Anita (Jeff) Brewer of Gordon, NE; sister Phyllis Forsling Miller of Mill Valley, CA; grandson Andrew (Anna) Loy, step grandchildren Jackie, Steven, Timithy and Robert; great grandchildren Mason and Carter Loy. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Gart, Morton L. “Morty” 1952 HS ~ 18-Dec-2011 died at his home in North Texas on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Mort grew up in Denver, Colorado, and attended New Mexico Military Institute. The son of the founder of Gart’s Sporting Goods, he also worked for The May Company, the Zale Corporation and later for Mrs. Trammel Crowe at the Anatole Hotel during his early retirement years. Surviving him are his wife, Valeta, son-in-law and daughter, Steve and Lee Roepke, and grandchildren, Andie and Taylor Roepke, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, William I. “Bill” Gart 1949 HS and Donna Gart, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and many close friends. His mother and father, George and Goldie Gart preceded him in death.
Garoutte, Charles T. 1952 HS ~ 26-Nov-2014

Gillman, Bill M. 1952 HS ~ 24-Apr-2008 73, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 24, 2008. Mr. Gillman was born June 8, 1934, in Borger to Levert and Beulah Gillman and died at Craig Methodist Retirement Community after a long illness. Billy was a true original – a unique person and a brilliant engineer. He attended Borger High School and after marrying his first wife, Jane Pool Gillman, moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. Billy, Jane and their young family then lived briefly in Iraan and Hobbs, NM, where he was employed by Ohio Oil Co. By the early 1960s, Billy had permanently returned to the Panhandle and become a partner in the long-standing family oil business, Travelers Oil Co., with his brother, Johnny. In 1972, Billy remarried to Beverly Ann Gillman. They remained happily married for more than 35 years. Amid his business activities, Billy still found time to indulge in his favorite avocations, particularly fishing, hunting, University of Texas football and a wee bit of gambling. Billy was a singularly generous man and a good and caring spouse, and was well-known in business circles for his honesty and uprightness. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Gillman; three daughters, Rosalind Price and husband Dale and Karen Berg, all of Amarillo, and Cynthia J. Fisher and husband Gary of Houston; two sons, Bradley L. Moore and wife Michele of Austin and Blake E. Moore and wife Tonya of Borger; a brother, Carroll Gillman and wife Doris of Fort Bragg, CA; a sister-in-law, Georgia Gillman of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Gregory, Elias S., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 05-Apr-2008  74, of Applewood, passed away April 5, 2008. He proudly served in the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hail from 1954-1956 and worked with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Thailand from 1960-1963. He served the Lord throughout his life in many various ministries. Beloved husband of 50 years, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee Geary Gregory; daughters, Elizabeth Ben-Akiva, Rebecca Volz, Deborah Pearce, Christina mccleary and Charlotte Horen; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Hall, Richard G. 1952 JC ~ 01-Aug-1986
Hanzel, James F. 1952 HS
Harman, James W. 1952 HS ~ 10-Jan-2012
Harris, Frank L., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 16-Apr-2013 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his home in Sherman, Texas, following many years of battling heart disease. He was born on May 19, 1934 to Frank Lee Harris, Sr. and Mona Skinner Harris in Dallas, Texas. He had one older sister, Shirley Harris Craycroft, who preceded him in death. He attended school in Dallas and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco and Guam. In 1962, he married Ann Walker in Lufkin, Texas. At that time he was a special agent with Floyd West and Co., Insurance Managers, and continued with them as agent and manager in Ft. Worth, Waco, and San Antonio. In 1969, he and Ann moved to Sherman, joining his father in his independent insurance agency. He continued in the insurance business as a CPCU until 2001. He also was a licensed real estate broker and managed a group of real estate investors in commercial real estate, having properties in Sherman, the Dallas metroplex, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He continued until liquidating in 2007. Frank spent many years in public service. He served on the Sherman City Council, Board of Directors of the Grayson County Airport, Texoma Regional Planning Commission, President of North Texas Insurance Agents, Chairman of Friends Division of Austin College, Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Board of Directors of the Sherman Boys Club, Chairman of the United Fund Individual and Industrial Division, Division Director Industrial Development Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Bearcat Booster Club, and Board of Directors of Young Life. He received honors from the National Executive Council Aetna Life and Casualty Company, Effective Leadership Award from Sherman Chamber of Commerce, and Boss of the Year from the Insurance Women of Grayson County. He loved spending time with his family and friends, teaching his boys to fish, snow ski, water ski, play golf and recording all of their sports events through junior high and high school. He yearly took friends and family to Colorado to ski and to various golfing destinations. He was a founding member of Sherman Bible Church where he has faithfully served in many areas for the past 41 years. One of his greatest joys was being involved in growth and outreach in Christian service and fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of 50 years sons, Frank Harris III, Howard Walker Harris, and Larry Thomas Harris daughters-in-law, Salina Harris, Jennifer Harris, and Kimberly Harris and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous in-laws and their children and grandchildren.
Harrison, Holt B. 1952 HS ~ 14-Mar-2017  age 82, was born June 19,1934 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Surrounded by his family and friends, he died on March 14, 2017, at the Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans as a result of an injury on the tennis court. A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Holt was a long-standing member of Bocage Racquet Club, an ardent supporter of LSU football, a volunteer and mentor for SCORE, an LSU Laureate Foundation Society charter member, an original team organizer for Bishop Ott Manna Givers and the Founder of Fishing for Investments. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and LSU Law School. A successful real estate developer and lawyer, he was also a past co-owner in their family business, Harrison Paint Company. Holt proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and later became an accomplished private pilot. His passions included fishing and hunting and he loved the game of tennis to the very end. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Anne Marron Harrison; his children, Holt Trammell Harrison and wife Diana, Stephen William Harrison and wife Carrie, Katherine Danielle Harrison, Jeffrey Marron Harrison and wife Kelly, Susan Claire Harrison and beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Holt Trammell Harrison, his mother, Elmira Harrelson Harrison and his sister Anne Harrison Parnell Gregorie. His pallbearers will be his children. Honorary pallbearers include John Butler, Merlin Pritchard and John Luttrell.
Hartman, John W. 1952 HS
Haynes, Walden James Earl, Jr. 1952 JC ~ 29-Aug-2013  was born on March 5, 1932, to Walden and Polly Haynes in Mercedes, Texas, and died on Aug. 29, 2013. He attended New Mexico Military Academy and graduated from Southern Methodist University. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain. Jim and family were transferred to Oklahoma City in 1967. Jim worked as an AMF bowling salesman until 1978 when he became owner of the legendary 66 Bowl. Jim maintained ownership of 66 Bowl until he retired in 2010. He was inducted into Oklahoma Bowlers Hall of Fame in 2005. He loved being around his friends and family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Major Carl Seeger; and granddaughter, Angela Stevens. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; daughter, Cori Osborn and husband Hugh; sons, Trey Haynes, Mike Haynes and Mena Ganesan; granddaughter, Sarah Stevens; sister, Paula Seeger; nieces, Becky Seeger and Vicky Seeger; nephew, Jim Seeger; and great-nephews.
Hooper, Jerry L. 1949 HS-1952 JC ~ 17-Mar-2015 83, passed away on March 17, 2015, at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jerry was born July 5, 1931, to Guy H. Hooper and Mabel E. Hooper in Hobbs, New Mexico. The family moved from Hobbs to Roswell in 1937. Jerry attended Washington Avenue Elementary school, graduated from high school, and then from junior college at NMMI in 1954. After earning his degree in Geology and a commission as a 2nd Lt. from Texas Tech University, he was assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for the duration of his military service. Jerry married Margaret Adair Travis in 1953 in Roswell. He was employed by Lone Star Production Company and later Adobe Oil and Gas Company, before he formed his own independent oil company. Jerry and his wife enjoyed visiting their ranch in northern New Mexico near Las Vegas. They raised buffalo, llamas, and other exotic animals, kept their ponds stocked with trophy trout, and practiced sound land management methods to improve the quality of the ranch. After selling the ranch, they moved to El Paso, Texas. Preceding him in death was the love of his life, his wife, Mardair. Surviving Jerry are Michael T. Hooper, son, and his wife, Josie, of Presidio, Texas; Deborah H. Wachsmuth, daughter, and husband, Tom, of San Antonio, Texas; Robert G. Hooper, son, of Midland, Texas, and Jack P. Hooper, son, and wife, Diana, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Jerry L. Hooper of Socorro, New Mexico, Jessica Hooper of Tulsa, and Adair Hawkins and husband, Josh, of Dallas; and one great grandson, Sammy Hawkins, of Dallas. Jerry will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Hopkins, LTC David A., USA (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 SC ~ 18-Aug-2007 76, of Tucson, AZ, died August 18, 2007. Formerly of Hyannis, MA, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Esther Hopkins; son, Stephen of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Karen Menger of Tucson, AZ; step-child, Gladys Pinto of N. Dartmouth, MA; and five grandchildren. Mr. Hopkins was born October 6, 1930 in Newton, MA. A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM. He entered the US Army in 1952, serving overseas in Korea, Europe and Vietnam. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1972.
House, Col Jon W., AF (Ret) 1952 HS ~ 12-Mar-2012 passed away 12 March 12, 2012.  Colonel House received a degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  House was a geologist in the oil and gas industry for several years and was active in a number of civic organizations.  He was an avid fly fisherman who made his fishing rods and tied his own flies.  House fished at Martin’s Cow Creek Ranch in the Pecos Wilderness every year for over fifty years.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sue; son, John; daughters, Vicki and Joni; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren
Huffman, Minor S., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 21-Nov-2004
Isaacs, Willard L., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 30-Jun-2007
Jackson, Thomas O. 1952 JC ~ 19-Oct-1996
Johnson, William P., Jr. 1952 JC
Jones, Walter L. 1952 HS ~ 01-Mar-1989
Lamer, James K. 1952 HS ~ 31-May-2001
LaMunyon, Edgar E. 1952 JC ~ 01-Sep-1982
Leonard, Patrick James 1952 HS
Losey, George M. 1952 SC
Mann, Jack Matthewson 1952 JC ~ 02-Mar-2010 Mr. Mann was born on April 14, 1932, to Jack and Mary Mann in Marshall, Texas, and died March 2, 2010. Mr. Mann attended Marshall Public Schools. He was a member of the Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1954 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. While at Texas, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He worked summers between college years at The Made-Rite Company in Marshall, Texas. During 1955 and 1956, Mr. Mann was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in France where he served as a Second Lieutenant. After returning to the United States, Mr. Mann earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Harvard School of Business in 1960. Following graduation, Mr. Mann was employed by Humble Refining Company from 1960 until 1961. In 1961, Mr. Mann returned to East Texas and once again joined The Made-Rite Company where he served as General Manager, eventually buying controlling interest of the entire bottling plant. Through the years, Mr. Mann was active in many soft drink associations; serving as president of the Texas Soft Drink Association, president of the National Dr Pepper Bottling Association, and director of the RC Bottlers Association. Jack Mann believed in doing his civic duty and demonstrated his belief by serving as President of LEDCO, director of the Longview Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA, President and director of University of Texas at Tyler- Longview University Center. Mr. Mann was also a member of the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Higher Education and served on the letourneau Advisory Committee. He was on the Board of Directors for Longview National Bank which became Texas Commerce Bank and is now Regions Bank. In 2001, the Longview Partnership honored him with “The Chairman’s Award” for his outstanding effort toward civic accomplishment. Mr. Mann was a cradle Episcopalian, attending Trinity Episcopal Church and serving as senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, vestry member, and President of the Endowment Fund. Jack truly loved his church and contributed both his time and effort toward its betterment. If you ever wanted to know the score of a UT sporting event, all you had to do was ask Jack Mann. He loved his Texas Longhorns and would watch any game in which they were playing. His other great passion was hunting with his sons. The five of them enjoyed many an hour in the woods of Alabama and the mountains of New Mexico. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Glenda; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Carla Mann, Bob and Jeanne Mann, Nat and Michelle Mann, and Dan Mann; grandchildren, Andrea and Jason Doornbos, Molly and Kyle Hughes, Matthew Mann, Curtis Mann, Megan and Mark Hopper, Bobby Mann, Marilyn Mann, Marshall Mann, Anna Mann, Nathaniel Mann and Palmer Mann; and True Mann, the mother of his children. Stepchildren and stepgrandchildren include Christy, Amelia, Audrey and Ashlyn Milton, Julie Grimes, Matthew Bottcher, Catharine and Bruce Polsky and Sylvie Polsky. His two sisters, are Barbara Mann Goodson and Mary Ann Mann Armstrong. Jack was a kind and gentle man. He bore no one ill will. He was loved and respected by all and he tried to return the favor.
Marshall, R. Quinton 1952 SC ~ 06-Jul-1995
McBurnett, Wilfred Ray, Jr. 1952 HS ~ 19-Mar-1995
McCrea, Joel D. “Jody” 1952 HS ~ 04-Apr-2009 On April 4, 2009, Joel Dee “Jody” McCrea  passed away from a storied and fulfilled life of Hollywood fame, worldly adventures, and ultimately peaceful tranquility found on the plains of New Mexico. Born in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 1934, Jody was the oldest of three sons to film actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. Upon the advice of their father’s mentor, Western entertainer Will Rogers, the McCreas purchased a ranch about an hour north of Los Angeles where Jody and his brothers were fortunate to be raised out of the spotlight. Jody’s rural upbringing, however, would not keep him out of the spotlight for long. Because Will Rogers sent his sons to New Mexico Military Institute and spoke very highly of it, the McCreas sent Jody to NMMI for his last two years of high school. He excelled at boxing (winning the New Mexico State Golden Gloves), rodeo (as a roper and bareback rider) and football, before graduating from NMMI in 1952. Jody began college at Principia College in Elsah, IL, where he crossed paths with fellow actor Robert Duvall, before transferring to University of California at Los Angeles, where he threw the javelin on the 1956 NCAA championship track and field team alongside 1960 Olympic gold medalist decathlete Rafer Johnson. After college, Jody joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in New York City as a member of the Special Services. He served for two years as a host on the Armed Services radio channel and then as a host of “Country Style, USA,” an Army-produced recruiting television program. It was during his stint in New York that Jody began to consider following in his parents’ footsteps. He reenrolled in classes with acting coach Sanford “Sandy” Meisner of the Actor’s Studio where Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck and others also received their acting start. He then returned to Los Angeles where he acted with his father in 27 episodes of the television series “Wichita.” He also acted in more than 30 movies including “The Broken Land” with Jack Nicholson, “The Glory Stompers” with Dennis Hopper, “Young Guns of Texas” and “The First Texan.” Jody finally found a comedic niche as “Bonehead” in the 1960’s “Beach Party” films, alongside Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, before retiring from acting in 1970. Jody later returned to the Roswell area where he ranched and entertained us all with tales from his world travels and friendships. His ability to always find common ground with everyone with whom he came in contact, and make them laugh, will be remembered and missed. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and he attended the Christian Science Church in Roswell. Jody was predeceased by the love of his life, Dusty Iron Wing, whom he noticed dusting a rug on an apartment balcony on his way to pick up another date. He never made it to the date and instead spent the next 19 years of his life happily married to Dusty. Jody is survived by his younger brothers, David T. McCrea 1954 HS and Peter; his nephews and nieces, Wyatt W. McCrea 1980 HS, Clay, Jeni, Bob, Mitchell, Sebastian, Jack and Will; and his grand-nephews and -nieces, Chelsea, Clay Paul, Brooke Ellen, Lou Lou, Payton and David Joel.
McEndree, James A., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 27-Apr-2008 ge 76, died peacefully April 27, 2008, following a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 1931 to James Arthur, Sr. and Marguerite Elizabeth McEndree. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 54 years, Carol Audrey McEndree. Other survivors include his daughter and son-in-law James and Kathie Preece, his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cheryl Mcendree; his grandchildren Beth and husband Matt Dickerson, Nikolas Preece, Sara McEndree, Adam McEndree and step-grandchildren Amanda and Nathan Myers; his brother-in-law Nathaniel Grunst; his niece, Cynthia Bednarz and his nephew, Martin Grunst, and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Jeremy Preece and his sister-in-law Cornelia Grunst. During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force, stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he met his future bride, Carol Grunst. They were married on August 8, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jim spent his career of 30 years in Dallas with Braniff Airlines and Dalfort as quality control supervisor. He loved anything about airplanes and had a life-long hobby building and flying control line and remote control airplanes. Even during his brave fight with cancer, he found joy in building and flying kites. Jim and Carol spent most of their married life together in Irving, Texas. The last three years they lived in Temple, Texas. Jim was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Irving and served in numerous leadership roles. His church home in Temple was First Lutheran Church. Jim will be fondly remembered by the “Breakfast Club” at the Meridian Retirement Community. He is greatly loved and will be sorely missed by many family members and friends.
McNaughton, John R. 1952 HS ~ 18-Nov-1991
McQuiddy, Francis H. 1952 HS
Miskovsky, George, Jr. 1952 HS ~ 17-May-2013 On May 17, 2013, we said goodbye to our beloved father and grandfather, as he left this world to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in His eternal Kingdom. George was born on July 28, 1935, in Oklahoma City. He attended Grover Cleveland Grade School, William H. Taft Junior High, and Classen High School. George loved sports and was a lifelong athlete. He played Little League for the Taft Explorers, started as quarterback his senior year, was an All-City swimming champion, and played polo at the New Mexico Military Institute. He also loved to compete with words, and no one was surprised the year he won Oklahoma’s Ciceronian Oratory award. George attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. In 1962, he was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as the Federal Bar Association, of which he went on to serve as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. George was admitted to the 10th Circuit Federal Bar and Western District U.S. Court and retired to Senior Status after 47 years of active practice. George served in the United States Army. He completed basic training at Camp Carson (now Fort Carson), Colorado, and was asked to join the Officer Training Corps. He declined and entered into the Courts and Boards Division of Judge Advocate General. His JAG assignment took him to Vicenza, Italy, where he lived for two years. In his free time, George traveled throughout Europe learning all he could about its rich history and diverse cultures. Prior to being honorably discharged, George was a member of the Southern European Task Force and received a Good Conduct medal. George’s military service was a natural extension of his belief in democracy. He was a member of the Democratic Party all of his adult life and was honored to nominate Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr as a candidate for President of the United States at the 1952 Oklahoma State Democratic Convention. An avid sailor, George loved racing yachts. He won races from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific and at many inland venues in between. He was a Past Commodore of the Oklahoma City Boat Club, the National Irwin 23 Association, and the United States Yacht Racing Union/United States Sailing Association “”Area F”” (Lake Texoma). He was a Life Commodore of the Oklahoma City Yacht Club and a member of the USYRA, USSA, and the Royal Alberta Creek Yacht Club. He served as a Senior Yacht Racing Judge for numerous local, state, and international regattas, most notably the Prince of Wales North American Men’s Championship (Vancouver, British Columbia) the E-22 International World Championships (San Francisco, California) the I-23 National Championships (St. Petersburg, Florida) and, the Canadian Men’s Championship. He was able to blend this passion into his work by serving as legal counsel for Schock Marine, Inc., and Hobie Industries, Inc. Of course, George’s favorite way to spend the day was on a golf course, and he played some of the finest in the world. At home, he had memberships at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. George’s Christian faith and his appreciation for the principles of loyalty, honesty, and morality drew him to Freemasonry. He was a Master Mason attending Blue Lodge #276 and earned both Guthrie Scottish Rite 32nd degree and York Rite at the India Temple Shrine. George married Kristy Diane Rowland, the absolute love of his life, on August 21, 1982. They met on a airplane in Chicago and knew immediately that they were true soul mates. Although they didn’t have any children together, George and Kristy greatly enjoyed raising their ever-growing brood of Norfolk Terriers: Spike, Trixie, Boo Boo, Rozi, Mitzi, and Twinkie. He cared for Kristy until she passed away from complications of rheumatoid arthritis on May 17, 2006. We are comforted by their eternal reunion, which is cause for great joy – and amazed they somehow managed to join the Lord on the exact same day, seven years apart! George was previously married to Margaret Douglas Rucks and Marie Elena Hinshaw. He and Marie have four children: George Josef III (Irina), Gregory Kristin (Krissy), Anne Marie (Doug), and Kristina Marie (Yale), all of whom survive him. He is also survived by two brothers: Gary Philip Sr. and Grover Lee a sister, Gail Marie Trice (Milton) his grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Josef Sr. and Nelly Oleta (Donahue) his wife, Kristy Diane and his granddaughter, Mara Elise Lois.
Muhlner, Frederick M. 1952 HS
Murray, Donald H. 1952 HS ~ 26-Mar-2012
Norman, Weims L. 1952 JC
O’Meara, Charles J., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 17-Aug-2005
Patten, Gilbert I. 1952 JC ~ 07-Jun-2001
Patterson, Norman H. 1952 JC ~ 11-Dec-1988
Percifield, David J. 1952 HS
Peterson, Jr., Herman C. 1952 HS ~ 25-Jun-2016
was born and lived in Santa Barbara for 68 years until he moved to Boise, Idaho, where he died from complications of lung cancer. He is predeceased by his son, Peter C. Peterson; his first wife, Jeanette (Hurley) Davis; and his second wife, Susan (Wennberg) Peterson. Pete is survived by his daughter, Christie Latour; and step-sons David Breck and Loren Breck. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Phillips, John B. 1952 JC ~ 14-Nov-2008  79, passed away on November 14, 2008 in San Antonio after suffering from renal cell cancer. Originally from Abilene, JB was the son of Max Morrow Phillips and Leona Hancock. After high school, JB attended New Mexico Military Institute and served in WWII and the Korean War and was a POW for several months before he was released. JB loved the military as his second family as it taught him many valuable lessons. Captain Phillips was later transferred to Fort Knox and Regensburg, Germany where he served his country before he left the Army for Del Rio, Texas. JB married Betty Zuehl and together they raised their four children. Betty preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 1984. JB’s second career was becoming the Mobil Oil Distributor in Del Rio for many years. JB is survived by one son, John Morrow Phillips of Liberty Hill, TX. And three daughters: Beverly Scott of Austin, Lee Ann Weeks of Denver, and Susan McPhail of Kerrville. Five grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren also survive
Pino, Jose Ortiz y., III 1952 JC ~ 17-Jan-2016  descendant of a well-known New Mexican family dating back to the early 1600’s, passed away on January 17, 2016 at the age of 83, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank and Mary Ortiz y Davis, his brothers, John and Frank Jr. and his sister Margaret Truscott. He is survived by Yolanda, his wife of 64 years, his son Jose Ortiz y Pino IV and wife Lori, his daughter, Maria Ortiz y Pino, his sister Maria O. Catanach, grandchildren Miguel and Estevan Padilla and Theodore Ortiz y Pino, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jose was born on May 2, 1932, and spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe where he attended St. Michaels School, later moving to NM Military Institute in Roswell, and NM State University where he received his BA degree. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army , serving for two years in Munich Germany, and was honorably discharged a First Lieutenant. He came home to Galisteo to ranch with his father and enter the field of politics, a long standing tradition in his family. Jose was a Santa Fe County Commissioner for two terms (1958-62), a State Senator (1964-66), and member of the Education and Judiciary Commission, Chairman of the State Parks Commission and Special Assistant to Governor David F. Cargo (1968-70). He introduced and passed the first anti-billboard law in the U.S. He was instrumental in building the Villanueva State Park in San Miguel County. While Jose was performing all his political duties, he and Yolanda owned and operated the famous La Mancha Restaurant on La Vega in Galisteo (1958-71) as well as a general store and bar in the Ortiz “hacienda,” where he also created the Galisteo Historical Museum. He finally retired to do what he loved best write and enjoy nature in his beloved Galisteo. He was the author of several books, including Don Jose: the Last Patron, The Herbs of Galisteo and their Power, and Curandero. He also owned the Remedios & Yerbas shop which he enjoyed very much. He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will always be remembered and hold a special place in our hearts till we are all together again as a family with our Lord God.
Poarch, William J. 1952 SC
Polk, James “Jim” Kelly 1952 HS
, 85, of Abilene, passed away on March 16, 2019 in Abilene. Jim was born on February 14, 1934 in Lubbock, Texas to the late Kelly and Mary (Guitar) Polk.  He graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. After graduating from high school, he attended Texas Tech University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Economics. Jim and Barbara Hudson were married on April 17, 1964 in Abilene. She preceded him in death on September 5, 1983.  He was a local rancher and business owner. He owned Stockman Supply and was the original owner of The Shootin’ Shop with his cousin, John Guitar III.  He was a member of Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and supported Cattleman’s Roundup at WTRC.  He was a member of the First Christian Church. Jim is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Polk and husband Tedd Martin of Buffalo Gap, Texas and Jennifer Stelzer and husband Jason of Keller, Texas; two granddaughters, Madilynn and Briley Stelzer; two sisters, Ruth Ann Caudle and husband Sam of Dallas, Texas and Jan Harbour and husband Bruce of Dallas; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to West Texas Rehab Center or Serenity House of Abilene. The family of Jim Polk wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his caregiver Colleen Deaner for her 13 years of care and support.

Polly, Edward L. 1952 HS ~ 08-May-2016 82, passed away May 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Hazel; sisters, Mae and Helen Ruth; son, James and grandson, Brent. Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years Jody; son, Terry and wife Paula; grandson, Travis; granddaughter, Candice and husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Braydon, Justin and Eli; and faithful dog, Rascal. Edward went to college at the Military Institute. He enjoyed square dancing with Jody; worked in the family business his whole life and was a loving man.
Pouls, Basil George 1952 JC ~ 22 Nov-2017 died peacefully at Genesis Healthcare in Albuquerque on November 22, 2017. “Billy” was born in Albuquerque on February 11, 1932 to parents Costandino “Gus” Pouls and Olga Darana Pouls. He attended Jefferson Middle School and went on to graduate from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, having experienced the transition from horse cavalry to tanks. After his graduation, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and taught courses in physics and engineering science to personnel in San Francisco. His keen intelligence enabled him to pursue an advanced degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Master’s in Civil Engineering. With that training, he returned to Albuquerque and began work as a civil engineer. He also met and married Amfitriti Olga Ferendinos. Not long after, he founded his own engineering firm with partner Herbert G. Koogle. Under their leadership, Koogle and Pouls Engineering grew to become the premier aerial photogrammetry company in the Southwest. Basil treated his employees with respect, instituting profit sharing and a four-day workweek and earning their loyalty through his fairness and strong sense of ethics. He had immense energy. In addition to running his engineering firm, he opened Khanssons, a gourmet Chinese restaurant in Corrales, with his wife and sister. He was an active member of the community, a lifelong member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, and proud Greek-American who served on the Church Board of Directors and in the AHEPA for many years. Throughout his life, Basil helped those in need around him. Many will remember instances in which Basil heard about a promising young student without the means to buy books, or a father who could not afford to buy Christmas presents for his children, or an immigrant in need of assistance, all to whom Basil gave what he could, usually preferring anonymity in his acts of generosity. He was a mentor to many young people and enjoyed researching subjects ranging from cacti to art, animal behavior to psychology, history to religion. He loved learning. In his later years, he volunteered his time in local nursing homes, brightening the lives of residents with his infectious laugh and irrepressible sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family, including his beloved wife Olga; sister, Constance; his children Mary Ann and Charles; daughter-in-law Lisa, and his grandson Otto.
Powell, CMSgt Fred C., Jr., USAF (Ret) 1952 JC ~ 29-Aug-2012  (November 24, 1931 – August 29, 2012) passed away August 29th 2012, at the age of 80. Fred was born in Paris, Arkansas on November 24th 1931, and graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Texas, in 1950. Fred attended the New Mexico Military Institute before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1953. Fred proudly served his country for over 26 years before retiring in 1980. He continued his service to his country by working for Civil Service from which he retired in 1996 at Randolph Air Force Base. His many awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. Fred is survived by his wife of 28 years, P. Kaye Powell, his daughters: Yvette Arguijo, Yvonne Hobson, Valerie Shuttlesworth, Marguerite Rael and her husband Robert; and his step-children Melanie Jaffie Crauder, Edward S. Jaffie, Jr., Karin L. Jaffie, and Amber L. Wilson. He will be also be missed by his grandchildren: Robert Arguijo, Jr., Jason Arguijo and wife Nurdan; Paul B. Arguijo and wife Trini, Joshua C. Rael and wife Rebecca, Jennifer, Justin and Jeshua Shuttlesworth, and Gerald Smith as well as his nine great-grandchildren.
Prescott, John S. 1952 JC
Prewitt, R. Eugene 1952 JC
Prinzivalli, Peter J. 1952 JC ~ 22-Jul-2010 died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at age 80. Predeceased by his wife, Rosalind Blandino Prinzivalli; daughter, Lori Prinzivalli Barrett. Survived by his sisters, Thelma Bicucci, Evelyn Butler; son-in-law, Bruce Barrett of CA; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Shirley Blandino & Kevin Frick; special cousin, Marie Strassner; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pugh, John D. 1952 HS, 84, passed away on Jan. 29, 2019. He was born in Anadarko, OK, the son of Carrie Louise and Haskell B. Pugh. He attended Anadarko and Oklahoma City Public Schools and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. John D studied at The University of Oklahoma and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He spent a number of years in Dallas, TX, where he was involved in both the clothing and antique business. He later moved back to Oklahoma, where he became a petroleum landman, a profession which he enjoyed until retirement. John D. was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He was a member of Putnam City United Methodist Church.

Pursel, LTC Dale A., USAR (Ret) 1948 HS-1950 JC-1952 SC ~ 19-Jul-2013 born January 11, 1930 in Casper, Wyoming, died Friday, July 19, 2013, after battling heart disease for years. Dale graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute Senior College in 1952 and married the love of his life, Sue Cooper. After 2 years in the Army, they moved to San Diego and made Ocean Beach their home. He served in the Army Reserves for 30 years, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. In 1954, Dale began working at Neilson Construction Company. He was involved in many iconic building projects in San Diego, most proudly being the UCSD library and Sea World. Dale joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in 1955 and began his long tenure of serving the community. He made many impacting contributions during his time, including helping to bring the Chargers to San Diego and belonging to the committee that founded the Aerospace Museum. He became a JCI Senator and was one of only five men, in that time, to be lifetime members of the Jaycees. During this time, he also served on the Board of Directors for Sheltered Workshops of San Diego along with being a board member for many San Diego Committees, including being active member of the Lion’s Club. After a major heart attack in 1989, Dale retired from Nielsen, but continued to serve on many boards and committees in San Diego and held key positions on many. Family and friends were most important to Dale. The family sport was waterskiing, spending countless hours on Mission Bay with their boat. Second to this for Dale was basketball. He played on recreational teams at the Muni Gym for 40 years until joining the Senior Olympics. Dale and Sue then traveled the country with the team for twenty years, playing with the National Senior Olympics, his last game being in 2011. Dale and his family had a tradition for over 35 years of “Beach Night” during the summer months. The extended Pursel and Rickling (Jim and Edna) families, and friends met at ski beach every week for what most families would be a once a year reunion. On July 19th, Dale attended his last Beach Night. There in Mission Bay, surrounded by family and friends, he took his last breaths and went to join his wife Sue, in heaven. Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Sue; and is survived by his five children: Dalana (Diane), Sally Morgan (Doug), David (Debra), Robert (Cheryl) and Marie Hennessey (Mike); 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Rhodes, Elton D. 1952 JC ~ 01-Nov-2014
Richardson, Morris A. 1952 HS
Ricketson, Wayne E. 1952 SC ~ 13-Sep-2010 Wayne was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, to Ike and V.O. Rickeston. He graduated from NMMI in 1952, where he played baseball, basketball and football. Wayne married Maxine Jennings on June 29, 1952 in Roswell, NM. From 1952 to 1956, he served his country in the U.S. Army with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Wayne was a previous resident of Roswell, NM. and made his home in Lubbock since 1965. He was a financial advisor for Financial Consultants for 33 years. He was a member of the Greenlawn Church of Christ, serving as an Elder, SERTOMA, Lubbock Ambucks and also served on the Board of Goodwill. Wayne continued his passion for the game of baseball by volunteering as a Little League Coach from 1956-2009. He instructed numerous youth in the Roswell, NM, Midwest Little League and Western Little League. Loved ones include his wife, Maxine; daughters, Jamie Head and husband Robert and Dana Sparks and husband Steve; sisters, Loretta Riley and Stephanie Armstrong; and grandchildren, Tiffany Phelps, Gregory Jones, Justin Jones, Tucker Sparks and Tate Sparks.
Roberts, Paul R., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 01-Jan-2003
Robertson, John P. 1952 HS
Rodolph, LTC John E., USA (Ret) 1952 SC ~ 14-Aug-2005
Rogers, William B. 1952 HS ~ 25-Jul-2010 was born at home in Happy, Texas on July 1, 1934 and left us unexpectedly on July 25, 2010, surrounded by close friends and family. Bill attended Maysville H.S. and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952. Bill discovered a talent for art and earned a BFA degree from The University of Oklahoma in 1956. After graduation, Bill moved to Dallas, worked in animation, served in the U.S. Army in Long Island City, NY, and then returned to Dallas where he was Broadcast Director for two of the Southwest’s largest agencies. He spent much of the past 30 years writing and producing numerous award-winning documentaries for museums around the country. His art has been exhibited in the Dallas Museum of Art and The Irving Art Museum. Bill will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, gentle heart, and creative spirit. He was dearly loved, and will be missed more than words can say. He is preceded in death by parents Jack Stinson and Gertrude Rogers. Bill is survived by loving friends and family including his wife, Cheryl Rogers, two children and spouses, William and Heather Rogers, Robert and Ann Franks, and two step-children and their spouses, Ted and Brooke Murray and Bill and Christian Baker. “Baba” had eight grandchildren for whom he was most thankful to the Lord.
Satterfield, John C., Jr. 1952 HS ~ 12-Jun-2014
Sharp, Richard W., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 19-Jan-2006
Silverman, Ronald J. 1952 JC
Simons, MAJ Gerald S., USA 1952 SC  Vietnam-Killed in action flying a helicopter mission on 8 August 1966.
Sinclair, C. Phillips 1952 HS
Skelly, Robert L. 1952 SC
Solari, Norman C. 1952 HS ~ 26-Nov-1998
Sprinkle, Smith 1952 HS ~ 15-Apr-1989
Stephens, James R. 1952 JC
Strand, CAPT Donald F., USNR (Ret) 1952 HS ~ 02-Aug-2000
Strathearn, 1LT Gordon G. 1952 JC
Strelitz, Frederick S. 1952 JC ~ 01-Dec-2003
Suttles, James N. 1952 JC ~ 19-Oct-2009
Thomas, Bradley Morris, Jr. 1952 JC ~ 28-Dec-2003
Thorpe, George L. “Dodd”, II 1952 HS ~ 26-Sep-2016 passed away in Fiddletown on September 26, with his family singing to him as he rested in his own bed overlooking the Gold Country oak trees that he so treasured. He was 83 years old. Dodd is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary, and their children, George Lynn and Laurel; Lisa and Jack; Laura and Drew; and their five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tristan, Ivan, Francesca and Shay. Dodd was born to Mary and George Thorpe in Springfield, IL, on August 8, 1933. His itinerant childhood took him to New Orleans, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. As a teenager he headed West to join the U.S. Navy, becoming a member of the elite sub-mariner corps during the Korean War. While stationed at Port Hueneme in Southern California, Dodd went on a blind date with Mary Hendrix, who very soon thereafter became his bride. They married in her family’s church in Reseda, after which they moved to Wichita, KS, where Dodd attended college. They later returned to California for good, and Dodd began a career in education as a teacher in Fresno – first at Caruthers High School and then at Central Union High School. Primarily an English teacher, Dodd was also a dedicated track coach. In 1968, Dodd and Mary moved their family to Mountain Ranch, where their love affair with the Sierra foothills began. They were determined to reside above the fog line of the Central Valley, and below the Sierra snow line – and live in a place where they could garden, keep ponies and raise their children in wide-open spaces. Dodd assumed the role of Vice Principal of Calaveras High School before being promoted to Principal at CHS. Dodd’s education career later took him to school districts in Yreka, Colusa and North Sacramento. In mid-life, Dodd studied law, earning his JD degree in the late 1980s. He then practiced law for several years, while also setting his sights on returning to the Mother Lode. In 1986, Dodd and Mary bought a piece of land in Fiddletown and built the house in which they would happily reside for the better part of the next 30 years. Meanwhile, Dodd worked alongside Mary in her educational consulting firm. After they both fully retired, Dodd and Mary’s attentions increasingly turned to enjoying their land and spending more time with their children and grandchildren. Dodd became a blacksmith docent at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, spent a number of years working as a volunteer on the Pacific Rim Trail, and deepened his life-long commitment to physical fitness and reading, all the while closely following politics at all levels. He also helped Mary create and sustain her thriving fruit and vegetable gardens, and took great pride in the productive boysenberry bushes and potato hills that he tended on his own. Dodd was a die-hard 49ers fan, a devotee of the Harry Potter books he introduced to all of his grandchildren, and a connoisseur of any food that involved either sauces or chocolate. He knew how to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, sipping on good wine, watching the sunset from his Fiddletown porch with the love of his life, and reveling in a family who respected and adored him to the very end of his days.
Trumbull, Lowell W. 1952 JC
Tunnell, Fred Larry 1952 JC ~ 23-Oct-2002 age 70, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October, 26, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Reverend Stan Allcorn officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. in Silverton Cemetery, Silverton, Texas. Mr. Tunnell was born May 26, 1932 in Quitaque, Texas, the son of Clyde and Agnes (Swift) Tunnell. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and received his formal education at Texas Tech University. Mr. Tunnell was a CPA and Partner with Leon L. Hoyt Accounting Firm in Amarillo, Texas for many years. He was the former Chairman of the Board and President of World Service Life Insurance Co. in Ft. Worth, Texas. Most recently, he was employed as an insurance agent in Abilene. He moved to Abilene in 1989 from Fort Worth and was a member of Pioneer Dr. Baptist Church. He married Peggy Lanham in 1954 in Silverton. Survivors include his wife, Peggy of the home; four daughters and their husbands, Donna and Phillip Whitten of Scottsdale, AZ, Lisa and David Hurt of Hurst, TX, Jill Tunnell and Dean Espitallier of Denver, CO, and Amy and Mark Mainetti of Higganum, CT; one brother, Richard Tunnell of Pampa, TX; three sisters, Charlotte Smithee of Benton, AR, Eloise Strange of Lubbock, TX, and Frances Babb of Tyler, TX; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
VanDorn, Norman N. 1952 JC
Veerkamp, Reinard W. 1952 SC ~ 13-Apr-2000
Vigil, John E. 1952 SC ~ 13-Jul-2006
Waggoner, Richard W. 1950 HS-1952 JC ~ 26-Aug-2018   On August 26, 2018 Richard Walter Waggoner passed away in the comfort of his Roswell home and in the presence of his loving family. Richard, known to his friends as ‘Dick’, is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lynn Victoria Waggoner, his daughter of Roswell, NM, Jolene Lynn Lilley, (Frank Lilley) and his son of Santa Fe, NM, William J. Waggoner, ESQ 1978 HS. Dick is the grandfather of eight children and great grandfather of eleven. Richard Waggoner, is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque, attended and graduated from NMMI in 1950 and graduated first in his class in 1956 from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture. Dick enjoyed a very successful architecture practice throughout the southwestern United States for over 60 years. He designed over 44 projects at NMMI, numerous University projects at campuses throughout the State of New Mexico as well fire stations, banks, restaurants, numerous residences, museums, churches and a host of other commercial and residential projects that will forever remember his extraordinary design and planning talent and expertise. His vision and tireless dedication to solving the ‘space problem’ will be enjoyed by people who live, work and play in the buildings that he designed for generations to come. He was also a keen businessman; instrumental in helping his father-in-law, John H. Trigg, build a successful oil and gas company in the Permian Basin. Richard’s philosophy to serve the community that gives so much to us was time and again demonstrated in the decades of years of his community service in so many organizations such as Board of NCARB, (National Council of Architecture Registration Boards) where he wrote and graded the design portion of the tests required for persons seeking to acquire a license to practice architecture, he served and attended Rotary for over four decades, where he received the Paul Harris Award and was named a Fellow, the New Mexico State Board of Architecture (past Chairman) for eight years, NMMI Foundation Board Trustee for eleven years, President of the NMMI Alumni Association for two terms, admitted to the NMMI Hall of Fame, a Warden of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, City of Roswell Planning and Zoning Chairman and so many others. Dick Waggoner’s zest for life mirrored his passion to soar. He loved flying and as a young man earned his fixed-wing pilot’s license and then with his life-long friend William R. “Bill” Cutter 1950 HS-1952 JC, went on to actually build and fly a biplane. He was one of the first Hot Air Balloon pilots in New Mexico and one of the founding pilots of the now world renowned International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. He enjoyed that sport for many years across the United States; flying with his friends and family and just about anyone else who asked for a ride. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and world traveler. In fact, at age 55, Dick taught himself to speak German and then took his wife and traveled the country just to use it. Richard W. Waggoner maybe remembered best for never saying ‘no’ to someone who asked him for help. Countless people owe their success to Dick for stopping and taking the time to help them. He did so with a smile and usually a joke. Dick truly loved to see others smile and always had a joke to tell them to see if couldn’t achieve just that, a smile or a laugh.
Waldron, Roman S., III 1952 JC ~ 02-Dec-1999
Wallace, Reba E., Jr. 1952 JC ~ 15-Jun-1999
Warren, John R. 1952 HS ~ 06-Jun-2016 82, passed away June 6, 2016, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. John was born on Feb. 7, 1934, in Pauls Valley, OK, to O.F. and Nora Sparks Warren. He was the youngest of four children. The family moved to Tulsa, where John attended Cascia Hall. In John’s senior year, he attended New Mexico Military Institute, where he won the Heavyweight Regimental Boxing Title. John attended The University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a B.A. in business. John married Romayne Lukken in 1953. Well into earning a degree in law, he decided on a different career path in the oil business. He developed a successful independent oil and gas company in Oklahoma City, which became Warren Corporation, a company that has enjoyed a storied 50-year history. During those 50-plus years, he has had numerous successes in Oklahoma, Kansas and Pennsylvania and continued to be active in the oil business until his passing. He was very active in the Oklahoma City community and served on the boards of the First Bank of Bethany, the Oklahoma Zoological Society and the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. John believed in giving to the community and consequently, offered many financial scholarships to deserving young people. In his free time, John enjoyed playing tennis and videotaping his boys’ athletic accomplishments as well as becoming a proficient helicopter pilot. He enjoyed watching his boys on the football field so much that he would often hover his helicopter over the field to get a better view. In 1985, he married the love of his life, Karin. They enjoyed playing tennis at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and traveling the world together. John was preceded in death by his son, Ben Warren; his brother, Courtney Warren; his sister, Jo Layne Antry; brother-in-law, Jack Antry; his brother-in-law, Charles Smith; nephew, Mathew Smith; and his parents, O.F. and Nora Warren. John is survived by his wife, Karin; his stepson, Dirk and wife Kellie Harden; his sons, Courtney Warren, Mark Warren, and Ed and wife Mindi Warren; sister, Faith Smith; his nephew, Michael Smith; niece, Tracy Smith; nephew, Steve Antry; nephew, Bill Antry; niece, Kathy Marshall; his niece, Christine Davis Hunst; and his grandchildren, Jeremy and Luke Warren, Jackson Warren, Olivia Warren, and Natalie and Jessica Harden; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Warren, Wayne C. 1952 HS ~ 12-Sep-2005
Weiner, Norton D. 1952 HS ~ 02-Dec-2006
Whitaker, Bobby H. 1952 HS ~ 24-May-2015  Bob was born to William and Effie Whitaker in Roswell, NM on October 7, 1932. Bob was raised on a ranch in Arabela, NM. He attended school at LFD and Roswell High School. He continued on to attend New Mexico Military Institute. He was a trucker and a rancher, he loved to attend farm auctions and felt at home there. Bob loved his dog, Spot, who faithfully followed him everywhere. He is preceded in death by his son, Tommy M. Whitaker. Bob is survived by his wife, Colleen; sons, Jerry D. Whitaker and his wife Millie of Roswell, NM; Harold G. Whitaker of Roswell, NM and Roy Dale Whitaker of Austin, TX; daughter, Jeanette Whitaker of Longview, TX; sisters, Maxine “Mackie” Whitaker of Tinnie, NM and Idele Huey and her husband Pat of Capitan, NM; biological grandchildren, T.J. Whitaker, Ryan McCullough, Jared Whitaker, Amanda Whitaker, Kelsey Whitaker, Taylor Whitaker, Levi Whitaker, Cody Tarvin and Brandon Jones; along with numerous great-grandchildren.
Whitcamp, Willis I., Jr. 1952 JC
Williams, Paul D. 1952 JC ~ 23-Apr-2004
Willis, LTC Maurice L., USA (Ret) 1950 HS-1952 SC ~ 11-Jan-2017 87, beloved Dad, Granddad and Great-Granddad, passed away surrounded by his family peacefully into heaven on January 11, 2017. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on September 24,1929 to Joe and Tommie Smith Willis. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1948; he attended and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1952 where he was one of the Institute’s greatest athletes. He was a recipient of the Tom Harmon’s Little All-America Football Team in 1951. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. He faithfully served his country for over 22 years. He served two tours in Germany and two tours in Vietnam. After retiring in 1974 from Fort Bliss Texas, he and his family came home to Roswell. l During his years of service, he received the following commendations: Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal w/OLC; Vietnam Service Medal; RVN Campaign Medal w/Device; Meritorious Service Medal w/OLC; Bronze Star Medal w/OLC & “V” Device; Legion of Merit; Air Medal; RVN Armor Badge and Meritorious Service Medal (2d OLC). He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Tommie Willis; his beloved wife Roberta Barbour Willis; sisters Evelyn “Babe” Willis and Ruth Willis; brother J.T. Willis; father in-law and mother in-law Dr. L.D. and Kay Barbour and brother-in-law Johnny Barbour. He is survived by his four children: Steve Willis, wife Paula, children Shannon, Erika and Steven; Dr. Donald J. Willis, children Sean, Jaren, and Jason; daughter Leaslee Willis Neff, husband Edsel, children Chris and wife Amanda, Alycia and husband Trent, great-grandson Pierce, and Cameron; John Willis, wife Samantha, children Jeremiah, Myranda, Jalyn and Charitee; sister Jean Willis, brother Ken Willis, wife Kay and family; brother-in-law Dr. L.J. Barbour, wife Nancy and family; sister-in-law Donna Barbour Fergeson husband Ted and family; Dottie Dye Barbour and family; Margy and son John Charles Barbour. Maurice loved and cherished his wife, children, grandchildren, family, appreciated sports, the arts and was a hardworking man. He loved helping others.
Wilson, Jack W. 1952 JC ~ 31-Aug-2001
Wise, MAJ Joseph R., USA 1952 HS – Vietnam-Killed in action while acting as an advisor to the ARVN near Darlac on 31 January 1968.


Allerkamp, Richard O. 1951 JC ~ 28-Oct-2009 born December 24, 1930, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the age of 78. He is survived by his son, Richard Otto Allerkamp, Jr., and grandsons, Trey Allerkamp, Simon Allerkamp, their wives and children. He was a stubborn old German, who was loved by all, and will never be forgotten.
Allison, CAPT William R., USN (Ret) 1951 HS ~ 06-Feb-2014 Virginia Beach – William Rush Allison Jr. passed away surrounded by his family on February 6, 2014. Born September 7, 1933, in Abilene, Texas, Bill was the only child of Rush and Irene Allison. Receiving his diploma from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951 and degree from Texas A&M in 1955, Bill’s experiences are highlighted by a career in Naval Aviation, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1978. An avid sailor, he returned home to Abilene from the sea in 2002. He will miss his large family, many friends and acquaintances. Bill met and married Antonia Caricato in 1957 in Washington, D.C. Bill felt his finest accomplishments are his beloved children: daughter Nancy Turner and husband Drew of Colleyville, TX; daughter Laurie Jay and husband Gary of McKinney, TX; daughter Stephanie Swenson and husband Daryl of Arlington, TX; and grandchildren, Zach, Ian, and Olivia Turner, Ashley Jay O’Boyle and husband Matt, Anna and Eli Jay, Antonia, Isaac, and Elena Swenson, and great grandsons, Zeke and Liam O’Boyle. Miracle Turner preceded her grandfather in death in 1986.
Andersen, Jon Bud 1951 JC ~ 26-Dec-2008
Anderson, Augustus E., III 1951 JC ~ 23-Mar-1988
Arnet, COL Robert A., USA (Ret) 1951 SC
Arnhold, Ray C., Jr. 1951 JC
Aston, Lincoln 1951 HS
Beall, William Sebastian 1951 SC
Bettis, Henry H., Jr., JD 1951 SC ~ 12-May-2006
Bissell, Eugene W. 1951 HS ~ 07-Jan-2005
Blunt, Frank N. 1951 SC ~ 21-Oct-1997
Booker, Daniel E. 1951 JC ~ 14-Mar-1999
Bouchier, Ronald L. 1951 JC ~ 03-Jun-2014 beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at his home in Houston on Tuesday, the 3rd of June 2014, following complications from Altzheimers/Parkinson’s Diseases. He was 81. Ronald Bouchier, son of Buena and Tom W. Bouchier, grew up in Post, Texas. He was active in sports, the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated Post High School at the age of sixteen. He continued on to New Mexico Military Institute where he made life-long friends, participated in sports, and revealed the leadership qualities that later defined him. Ronnie earned his degree in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas. He was inducted into the Cowboy Honor Society, and served as president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma, retaining those friendships through the years. Following graduation, Ronnie Bouchier served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, after which he was employed by Manhattan Construction Company of Houston, Texas. He worked in Houston for three years before being sent to Lubbock, Texas to open offices that would oversee construction of commercial properties in Northwest Texas and New Mexico. He married Linda Lott, the love of his life, in Post, Texas in 1960. The couple lived in Lubbock, Texas until 1967 when they and their three children, Blair, Ryla, and Lew, moved to Houston, Texas. Once in Houston, Ronnie began a successful career in real estate and commercial office building development. He was also active in banking and overseas investment activities. A consummate gentleman, Ronnie was also known for his integrity and his unwavering belief in the goodness and opportunity in the United States of America. He held a strong belief in education and was a generous and private donor of countless scholarships to young people through the years. He was an enthusiastic participant in the New Mexico Military Alumni Association serving as a Director for twelve years, and its President for three years. Ronnie also served as a member of the University of Texas Student Union Board, enjoying an active association with former and current students. He was an avid reader and collector of books on history, with greatest concentration of interest on military history, especially on World War II. He remembered with great pleasure his trips to Normandy on D-Day anniversaries, and being in the congenial company of other military scholars and historians. He was known for his love of travel, love of family, love of friends, his menagerie of pets, and his wonderful sense of humor. Ronnie Bouchier is survived by his wife, Linda; son T. Blair Bouchier 1980 HS and his wife Janice of Taos, New Mexico, daughter, Ryla Bouchier and her fiance, Frank Spagnoletti, of Houston and son, R. Lew Bouchier 1984 HS, of Austin. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Nicole Bouchier, of Chicago, Illinois and grandsons, Austin and Maxfield Bouchier, of Austin.
Bowen, Lt Col Kenneth R., USAF (Ret) 1951 JC
Bridgford, Richard S. 1951 HS ~ 01-Aug-1955
Brinker, Norman E. 1951 JC ~ 09-Jun-2009 1931 – 2009 – A fun-loving husband; a compassionate father and an industry icon; an inspiration to all who knew and worked with him, Norman Brinker was a man whose character was illuminated by leadership, perseverance and generosity. Mr. Brinker passed away early on June 9, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was on vacation celebrating his 78th birthday. He died from aspiration pneumonia. With a smile on his face and an uncompromising commitment to giving and sharing, Norman Brinker’s integrity, entrepreneurship and competitive spirit made him a living legend. Born in Denver, Colorado on June 3, 1931, Mr. Brinker was the only child of Kathryn (Payne) and Eugene Brinker. He began his entrepreneurial career by raising rabbits and delivering newspapers while growing up in Roswell, New Mexico. He subsidized himself and paid his own way to attend the New Mexico Military Institute and San Diego State University where he was elected the first non-fraternity student body president and graduated with honors in 1957. In the midst of his college experience, Mr. Brinker joined the U.S. Navy in 1952 and served until 1954. In that same period he earned a berth on the 1952 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team and later competed in the 1954 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. In June of 1955, Mr. Brinker married tennis legend Maureen ‘Little Mo’ Connolly (she later died of ovarian cancer in 1969) and, in 1957, began working for Jack-In-The-Box Restaurants that, at the time, consisted of only five locations. He became a major partner and helped build Jack-In-The-Box into a national chain. In 1964, Mr. Brinker moved to Dallas and opened his first restaurant, Brink’s Coffee Shop on Gaston Avenue. Two years later, he launched Steak & Ale, introducing the salad bar into the casual dining experience and grew the business into a network of 109 restaurants before going public in 1971. Steak & Ale merged with the Pillsbury Company in 1976. That year, Mr. Brinker opened the first Bennigan’s Tavern and was also appointed executive vice president and a member of the board and in 1982 became president of Pillsbury Restaurant Group, by then, the second largest restaurant operation in the world. Passionately pursuing his vision, Mr. Brinker, in 1983, recognized an exciting opportunity to energize and grow a chain of 23 restaurants by the name of Chili’s. Soon after making an investment and becoming chairman and CEO of Chili’s Inc., the company went public in 1984 and in 1990 was renamed Brinker International. Today, as a recognized industry leader, the company owns three casual dining chains, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Maggiano’s Little Italy and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina; also a minority interest in Romano’s Macaroni Grill together totaling more than 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries and two territories, with 125,000 service-minded employees. In 1996, Mr. Brinker, with Donald T. Phillips, released his autobiography, On the Brink: The Life and Leadership of Norman Brinker. In 1985, Mr. Brinker was nationally recognized with the Horatio Alger Award, awarded to outstanding Americans who have succeeded in spite of adversity. Mr. Brinker’s affection for horses led him to polo as a young man. He opened the Willow Bend Polo & Hunt Club in Plano, Texas, in 1972. Four years later, he captured two of the grandest prizes in American polo competition, the USPA Gold Cup and U.S. Open. However, in 1993, Mr. Brinker was involved in a serious polo accident that left him in a coma for three weeks and partially paralyzed for three months. Although not expected to live, he returned to work at Brinker International headquarters within 100 days of the accident. Mr. Brinker retired from Brinker International in 2001, but continued to serve as chairman emeritus until his passing. He was former chairman of the United States Polo Association, a member of the Polo Hall of Fame, and an honored recipient of the Elliot Mentor Award from the Elliot Leadership Conference. He was also a recipient of the Augie Award from the Culinary Institute of America, and an inductee into the CIA Hall of Fame. Mr. Brinker was named Operator of the Year by Nation’s Restaurant News before receiving their Pioneer Award. He was also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Southern Methodist University, and named Distinguished Alumni by San Diego State University, as well as becoming a member of the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame. In 1990, he was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and on May 15, 2009, The Methodist Health System Foundation in Dallas bestowed on Mr. Brinker its coveted Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award. Mr. Brinker was an enthusiastic supporter to a number of civic and charitable organizations throughout the country. He was a longtime member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and until his death was active in the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). With Mr. Brinker’s guidance and financial support, his former wife, Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Organization. Both Mr. Brinker and his wife, Toni, were among the founding families of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, and each was active in organizing and supporting the widely acclaimed Brinker International Forum. The couple was also very active participants and supporters of the Salvation Army and The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Circle of the Alexis De Tocqueville Society of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. In addition to his devoted wife, Toni, Mr. Brinker is survived by his daughters Cindy Brinker Simmons and Brenda Brinker Bottum and her husband Steve; daughter Christina Brinker-Aschtgen, and her husband Chad; sons Eric and Mark Brinker, and Bryan Clark and his wife, Kristin; six grandchildren, William Simmons, Connor Bottum, Connolly Bottum, Caleb Brinker-Aschtgen, Emma Brinker-Aschtgen and Devin Clark; also his cousin Barbara Brock and her family.
Brown, Harry L., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 31-Mar-2014 was born August 29, 1930 to Harry and Louise Brown in Oklahoma City, OK. At two years of age, Harry won the Outstanding Baby Award at the Oklahoma State Fair. He was raised in the Fox and Ardmore area as a child and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1948. While in high school, Harry also attended the Georgia Military Academy and the New Mexico Military Institute. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Oklahoma where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology. He then graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a Master of Science in Geology. Harry served in the United States Army on a two-year term as a tank commander. Upon completion of his education, Harry moved home to Ardmore and had three sons, Harry III, Larry, and Jim. As a businessman in the oil and gas industry, Harry also dedicated his hard-work and passion towards cattle ranching in southern Oklahoma, where he enjoyed bulldozing timber and building ponds. He later became involved with the Ardmore Little Theater where he met Carol McDaniel. The two were married in 1967 and lived in Ardmore. One of Harry’s most recognizable hobbies was his love for woodworking; a cradle and rocking horse for his grandchildren were some of his most memorable pieces of ingenuity. Harry also enjoyed traveling throughout the world, camping with his family and friends, sailing at Lake Murray, and scuba diving as a spear fisherman. Harry passed from this life on March 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alan H. Brown; and son, Harry L. Brown III. Harry was survived by his wife Carol of the home; sons Larry Brown and his wife Danielle of Ardmore and Jim J. Brown and his wife Leah of Ramsey, MN; brother Dr. David R. Brown of Oklahoma City; and grandchildren Cody, Lauren, and Kate Brown of Ardmore and Anthony and Michael Brown of Ramsey, MN. Honorary pallbearers include each of Harry’s highly regarded friends from the Arbuckle Stock Club: Guy Bacon, Lee Coffey, Sam Daube, Bob Grissom, Gene Hill, Mike Richardson, Lynn Watkins, and Rudy White.
Brownell, Louis M., III 1951 HS ~ 16-Dec-2003
Bunn, John R., Jr. 1951 JC
Byrd, Dr. Walton E. 1951 HS ~ 16-Sep-2009  5/24/1933 to 9/16/2009. Walton Byrd, M.D., a beloved father, husband and healer passed away at the age of 76 on Sept. 16, 2009. He was laid to rest by his family in Stayton. Walton dedicated his life to helping patients in countless respects and will be dearly missed by so many he helped along the way. He gave family, friends, and patients alike, the same strength, spirit and compassion everyday; his legacy is one of true benefit to the lives of others.
Callaway, Donald A., Jr. 1951 HS
Cannon, Clem R. 1951 HS
Carlson, Robert C. 1951 JC
Chandler, Scott S. 1951 JC ~ 17-Aug-1997
Chesbro, Paul H. 1951 HS
Coddington, Robert E. 1951 HS ~ 15-Sep-1990
Collier, F. Thomas 1951 JC
Coury, John J. 1951 SC ~ 24-Mar-2003
Crockett, Frederick R. 1951 HS
Crouse, Keith E., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 15-Aug-1989
Cullen, William E. 1951 JC
Daughtrey, Lt Col Robert N., USAF (Ret) 1951 HS ~ 20-Jul-2005
DeFord, COL Maurice H., Jr., USA (Ret) 1951 JC
Dennie, Richard L. 1951 HS ~ 22-Apr-2010 Dallas, Texas passed away April 22, 2010 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 31 years, his granddaughter Ashley Elizabeth Dennie of Mountain City, Texas and his brother Donald Dennie and wife Donna of McKinney, Texas He was preceded in death by his daughter Lori Elizabeth Dennie. He was born February 19, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee to Frances N. Jordon and Norrell Dennie. Upon discharge from the United States Army in1955, he entered Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1960. Richard was a long time SMU supporter and a passionate sports fan. He was a member of the SMU Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board which is comprised of senior-level corporate leaders who have the experience and vision to help guide strategic directives for the school. In 1974 Richard founded and was the President of MFC Construction, an architectural and structural concrete project business. He was deeply loved by his family, many friends, and business associates. We will remember him for his enormous positive attitude, selfless generosity, and genuine personality.
Dickinson, Travis R. Sr. 1951 HS ~ 11-Jul-2018

Dowaliby, Charles B. 1951 HS ~ 30-Jun-2017 passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, June 30, 2017. A longtime resident of Roswell, “Carlos” (as he was known to his friends), was preceded in death by his father James Dowaliby; mother Evelyn Brice Dowaliby; as well as his beloved grandfather Judge Charles R. Brice; and grandmother Mary Evelyn Pruitt Brice.
Charles was born on April 15, 1933 in New York City and moved to Roswell when he was six years old. He attended public Schools in the city and later became a cadet at New Mexico Military Institute. He served three years in the U.S. Navy before enrolling at the University of New Mexico where he was a member of Pi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a degree in psychology and Spanish in 1960. He spent many years in Santa Fe where he wrote a political column for the Santa Fe New Mexican and was a special assistant to Governor David Cargo. Charles spent several years traveling in Mexico and later moved to El Paso, serving with the U.S. Border Patrol. Following his retirement, he moved back to Roswell where he enjoyed his final years visiting with old friends and enjoying the company of many pets. Charles is survived by his son Mark Dowaliby; brother James M. Dowaliby M.D.; by many friends including his faithful caregiver, Suzie Waldrip; his adopted second family, Sally, Lisa, and Ross Burkstaller, all of whom will miss his great sense of humor, generosity and loving concern for everyone.
Dunham, Richard E. “Dickie” 1951 HS ~ 10-Jul-2008 passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 10, 2008. A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, he was a loving and generous husband, father and grandfather, joyful businessman, golfer and friend to so many. Survived by his wife, Valerie; daughters, D’Ann Zeringue and husband Eric, and Kathryn Witty; son, Richard E. Dunham, II and wife Shannon; stepchildren, Mandy West and husband Gary labauve, and Mark West; and seven grandchildren. This kind gentleman will certainly be missed as a positive influence to so many.
Dutton, William L. 1951 SC ~ 25-Apr-2010
Eaton, Charles D., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 18-Mar-2016 passed away on March 18, 2016, in Tulsa, OK. Chuck was born in Pomona, California on August 22, 1933. He group up in Walden, Colorado, where his most treasured childhood memories were spending time working on his grandfather’s ranch. As a young man, he was an avid skier, and had a passion for flying, getting his pilot’s license in his teens. He was enlisted in the Navy, and worked in the aeronautics industry in California. He worked for American Airlines for 28 years, which brought him to Tulsa in 1967. He was very active in the Boy Scouts for many years, loved camping, hiking, sailing, photography and woodworking. He loved music of all kinds, especially opera. He was reunited with Peggy after 40 years, and married in 1988. They traveled extensively, spent time with many arts and crafts, spent time with friends, family, and doting on the precious grandkids. He lived an active, full life, and was a special man to so many. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Charles Eaton, his mother Allene Eaton, and son Charles D Eaton, III. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, his daughter Suzy and her husband Kevin, his brother Phil Eaton, sister Jane Johnson, his grandchildren Kinsey and Brogan Eaton and Blake and Katey Burns, step-daughter Janene Lewis and her husband Paul, and their girls, Gabrielle, Olivia, and Alexandra. He will be greatly missed by all.
Edmonds, R. Clyde 1951 SC ~ 28-Dec-2013 born June 28, 1929 in Lubbock, Texas, passed away December 28, 2013 in Sugar Land, Texas. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute, Richard joined The United States Army and was stationed in Germany. In his professional career, Richard was an auditor for the State of Texas, and later an executive in the construction industry. He was extremely active with the Shrine during his retirement years helping to support the children’s hospitals.
Evans, Dr. Donald C. 1951 JC
Evans, John W., Jr. 1951 JC
Evans, Robert G. 1951 HS ~ 13-Nov-2003
Evans, Wayne O. 1951 JC ~ 08-Aug-1993
Fieldgrove, Cecil H. 1951 HS ~ 17-Jul-2012  A 78 year old Buffalo rancher born Cecil Herman Fieldgrove on August 16, 1933 in Buffalo, WY, to Charles and Anna Fieldgrove. He grew up on the family ranch at Clearmont. During high school he was active in 4-H and showed champion Hereford cattle at the Denver Stock Show. He also became an accomplished calf roper. Cecil was known for his left-handed skill. He attended Buffalo High School from 1948 to 1951. He then went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell in 1952. After high school he worked for the Brown/Kennedy Cattle Company. He later went into the ranching business with his father north of Gillette. In 1958 he was married to Janice Johnston of Ryan, OK, and they made their home on Little Powder until 1970. When his father and step- mother retired, he then took over the ranch at Gillette and also began to lease his mother’s ranch at Clearmont devoting his time between the two places. He worked for the sale barn in Gillette for extra money. He loved the livestock business and the people he met along the way. He enjoyed trading cattle and trying to make a quick buck. In 1999 he retired and turned the ranch over to his two boys. Later in life, he enjoyed poker parties with his friends, fishing in the mountains, and attending all of his grandchildren’s events. He also was a member of the Kalif Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Janice of 54 years, his two sons: Rusty (Mary Jane) Fieldgrove of Sheridan, WY, and Ryan (Teresa) of Buffalo, WY, one brother, Pat Cusick of San Antonio, TX, one sister, Gwen Barney, of West Valley City, Utah, one cousin, Hermanetta Christian of Buffalo, WY, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Foster, Jerry L. 1951 HS ~ 25-Apr-2009 76, of Shumway, AZ, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on April 25, 2009. Jerry was born April 3, 1933 in Fort Thomas, AZ, to Charlie Joyce “Hodge” Foster and Margaret Preston Foster Bourdon. After his father, Hodge, passed away, Jerry spent his younger years raised on Bourdon Ranch by his mother, Margaret and his step-father, William “Bill” Bourdon, with his brother, Roger Foster and his sister, Joyce Foster. In the early 1950’s Jerry joined the Air Force and in 1951 he fell in love with and married Marva Lou “Mickey” Sanders. They raised a family and lived on their land in Shumway, Arizona. Jerry spent many years working as an engineer in Africa, South America, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. After traveling Jerry was an entrepreneur start his own businesses and in his later years was a Master Mason and a Past Master in the Chalcedony Lodge #6 F and AM of Holbrook, AZ. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Hodge Foster, his step-father, Bill Bourdon, his mother, Margaret Bourdon and his sister, Joyce Foster Fisher. Surviving family are his wife, Marva Lou “Mickey” Foster, sons Dennis Hodge (Christy) Foster, William Ben (Dawn) Foster, daughters Debbie (John) Leiferman, Diane (Larry) Holland, Jodie (Roy) Calderon, brother Roger Foster, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with two more on the way.
Garcia, Antonio S. 1951 HS
Glass, George H. 1951 HS
Gomez, Michael 1943 JC-1951 SC ~ 08-Sep-2009 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009. He is survived by his two children, Anna Maria Craytor and husband, Steven of Gresham, OR and Miguel Gomez and wife, Jenny of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Miquela Craytor, Lana Craytor-Mabry and husband, Kyle, Samual Craytor and wife, Polly, and Maria Cristina Gomez; one great-grandchild, Israel Mabry; sister, Mary Dow and her children and grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Pacheco Gomez in 1996. He was born in Roswell, NM on September 20, 1928 and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology. Michael served in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict, as a 1st Lieutenant. After moving to Albuquerque, Michael sold insurance for awhile. He then owned several businesses including Crown Lounge. When Michael retired, he volunteered in delivering prescriptions and meals to the homebound. Michael loved to help others. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Honorary pallbearers will be Miquela Craytor, Lana Craytor-Maybry, Samuel Craytor, Maria Cristina Gomez.
Goodwin, Jr., Earl C. 1951 HS ~ 05-Oct-2018 On April 10, 1934 in Aransas Pass, Texas Captain Earl Clinton (Tom) and Rubye Estelle Goodwin welcomed their oldest son, Earl Clinton Goodwin Jr., to the world.  Not long after his birth the family moved to Galveston, Texas. Earl loved growing up in Galveston. He loved the freedom his bicycle gave him to roam about the island. He would ride to school, to his numerous odd jobs, but most importantly he gave rides to the cute little girl he met in church when they were 12 years old, this little girl being his future bride, Martha Lou. After a brief stay at Ball High School, Earl finished his high school education at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. While there, Earl enjoyed both boxing and football. While boxing was fun, Earl excelled at football; so much so that he was offered a scholarship to the University of Colorado. Even though that offer was attractive to Earl, he was only interested in doing two things: being an Admiral or a Harbor Pilot, and since Annapolis was not knocking down his door, he decided to start his sea going career by going to sea for Standard Oil of New Jersey and later enlisting in the United States Navy. While serving during the Korean War, Earl rose to the rank of First Class Petty Officer as a Quartermaster/Signalman. It was at the beginning of this time in the Navy that Earl and Martha Lou married and began their long life together full of love and devotion. They lived in San Diego until Earl’s Navy hitch was up, after that they moved back to Texas. Upon his arrival back to Texas Earl continued his life at sea by working for G&H Towing Company. Earl’s boat handling and leadership skills soon made him one of the youngest Captains in the G&H Fleet. This skillset led him to his ultimate goal, and in 1965 he was selected as a Deputy in the Houston Pilots Association. Earl loved not only being a Houston Pilot; he loved being a State Commissioned Pilot. His career as a Pilot spanned 31 years, and in those years he dedicated himself not to take his Commission lightly. He served the Association as Boat Keeper and Presiding Officer during his tenure. He was often quoted that “This is the greatest job in the world.” Earl said that because he loved the work, but he really loved the time it gave him to be with his wife and family. Earl was many things in his life: Veteran, Husband, Father, Friend, Mason, Rancher, Store Owner, Pig Farmer, Meat Packer…the list goes on and on, but one thing he said that always rang true was “You are never more than who you are” and who Earl was showed in the Life he lived, a life that was full and unforgettable. God Speed. Earl is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha Lou; three children: son, David Goodwin and his wife Winnie of Madisonville, LA; daughter, Marti Goodwin of League City, TX; and son, Thomas Goodwin of League City, TX; five wonderful grandchildren: Zachary Goodwin of Jackson, MS, Josh Goodwin and his wife Lindsey of Covington, LA, Turner Goodwin and his wife Kelly of Charleston, SC, Marley Jordan and her husband Cole of Denver, CO, and Meranda Goodwin of Stillwater, OK; along with three great-grandsons: Hudson, Hayes and Cayden. He is also survived by his brother, Floyd Goodwin and wife Jackie of Lago Vista, TX, three nieces, one nephew and their families. Pallbearers: Captains All…Joe Warfield, Ernie Reed, Bud Russell, Randy Rhoads, Ted Schendell, Steve Conway.

Govan, 1LT Joseph G., USA 1951 SC  Korea-Killed in action – asphyxiated by carbon monoxide in his tank while on the Korean front on 15 October 1952.
Graham, William Talmadge “Billy”, Jr. 1949 HS-1951 JC ~ 27-Aug-2016 passed from this life on August 27, 2016 at home after an extended illness. He was born at Mimbres Hot Springs on December 28, 1930 and was delivered by his maternal grandfather, Dr. R. F. Stovall. He grew up on the family ranch on the Mimbres River where he loved to ride from a very young age. His parents were William (Bill) and Reina Graham. Billy went to school in San Juan, then Santa Rita and then Silver City where he boarded with Mrs. Setzler during his 8th and 9th grades. He then moved to Roswell, where he attended New Mexico Military Institute from 1947 to 1952. While attending NMMI he played polo, representing the institute across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated Junior College from NMMI and was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served two years at Ellsworth Military Base in South Dakota. After leaving the military he came back to the family ranch where he met and on August 16, 1957, married Beth Glenn. Billy adopted her children James (Bub) Graham and Victoria (Vickie) Graham. He attended New Mexico State University for a short while. In 1958 he moved back to Grant County where he worked for area ranches and completed his family with the birth of his youngest son, John (Bill) Graham. In March of 1966 Billy moved his family to his in-laws ranch in Hurley and began working for Kennecott Copper Corporation in the Smelter. Billy retired in 1985, and lived on the ranch until his death. He was a 4-H leader and a Grant County Fair board member for many years. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Elks Club and on a bowling league in Hurley. Billy served Farm Bureau as President as well as a member of many committees. Billy had many friends and a large family that will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents William T. and Reina Graham and his brother, Richard Graham. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beth Graham of the home; his daughter, Vickie McCauley and husband Joe of Silver City; son, Bub Graham and wife Gail of Silver City; and son, Bill Graham and wife Lisa of Floyd, NM. Grandchildren: Shaun McCauley and wife Annie of Tucumcari, Heidi Vermillion and husband Josh of Silver City; Ashley White and husband Tyler of Silver City; Autumn Robertson and husband John of Silver City; Brock Graham of Wamego, KS and Lauren Graham of Junction City, KS. Great Grandchildren: Lexie, Nolan and Riley Vermillion; Preston White and Wyatt Robertson. Sister-in-law, Jean Graham, her children Rick, Robin and Gail and their families. Sister-in-law Bobbie Turner and her daughter Lou Anna.
Hanly, Floyd F. 1951 HS ~ 03-Aug-2009
Haren, Charles W. “Tod”, Jr. 1951 HS ~ 24-Apr-2013 79, Leawood, KS, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Saint Joseph Health Center. Tod was born April 26, 1933, in Kansas City, MO the son of Dorothy and Wells Haren of Kansas City, KS. Tod attended Wyandotte High School, New Mexico Military Institute, University of Arkansas and the University of Kansas where he pledged Sigma Chi and became a lifelong loyal Sig. While at KU, Tod met his future bride, Nathalie Sherwood, a Gamma Phi. After KU, Tod served his country as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division where he was awarded a commendation for his service. Returning to Kansas City, Tod and Nathalie were married in 1956 and started their married life at Lake Quivira. Tod’s career in the construction business has focused on the Haren & Laughlin Construction Company which was founded by his father in 1932 and is now owned and operated by the third generation of his family, Wells Haren. Tod was an active community leader and served as president of the Ozanam Home for Boys, Variety Club, Rotary Club of Overland Park, Greater Kansas City Association of General Contractors, Saddle & Sirloin Club, and was Co-Chair of the American Royal Queen Committee and the Summer Gala 10 of the American Cancer Society. Tod had served as a member or director of the Leawood Zoning and Ordinance Appeal Board, Sigma Chi Alum Chapter, Summer Gala Committee, American Royal Board of Governors, American Royal Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America, Builder’s Association of Greater Kansas City, Johnson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Barstow Board of Trustees and the Leawood Foundation Board of Trustees. Tod was awarded the National Jefferson Award for Outstanding Services benefiting the Greater Kansas City Community in 1985, named the Man of Year for the Ozanam Home for Boys in 1978, the Man of the Year by Women in Construction in 1975, made an honorary alum of The Barstow School in 2006 and inducted to the Waterfowlers Hall of Fame in 2010. Tod is survived by his wife, Nathalie Sherwood Haren, his children, Beth Haren Lynch and her husband, Robert, Atlanta GA, Nan Haren Hughes and her husband Gary and his sons Gary Jr. and Cory, Atlanta GA, Wells Haren III and his wife Renee, Stilwell, KS, and three grandchildren, Charles Harrison Haren, II, and his wife Cassie, Margaret Renee Haren and Jarrett Wells Lynch, a sister, Gail McMichael and her husband Robert, Sacramento, CA, and his first cousin, Helen Ro Haren, Overland Park, KS.
Harlan, Wade E. 1951 JC ~ 25-Aug-1995
Harris, Frank R. 1949 HS-1951 JC ~ 19-Nov-2006 Magma Update Editor, Frank Richard Harris passed away on November 19, 2006 in Tucson, at age 74. A militant lifelong smoker, Mr. Harris succumbed to its effects. Mr. Harris retired as director of public relations for Newmont Mining Corp., Operations in San Manuel and Superior (formerly Magma Copper Co., and now BHP). A reader and writer, Mr. Harris was a polymath, an armchair traveler, and a man of good taste and proper grammar. He loved the desert and had to live next to it for morning walks and mountain views. Residents of the San Manuel area will remember Mr. Harris as Magma spokesman, founding editor of the Magma Update, a Rotarian, and a long-serving library board member. Frank also drank his share of coffee with the talkers at the San Manuel Drug Store. Born in Cushing, Oklahoma, to pioneering Oklahoma and Texas families, Mr. Harris graduated high school from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, college from University of Oklahoma, and graduate school from the Thunderbird School of International Management. Mr. Harris is survived by his wife Helen Patricia, daughters Sarah, Ellen, and Ann, sons-in-law Jessie Rodriguez and Carl Hoff, grandchildren Pike Romero (Brandi), Jessica Rodriguez, and Sarah Rodriguez.
Henson, Charles R. 1951 HS ~ 03-Mar-1994
Hillger, Dave R. 1951 HS ~ 16-Oct-2009
Hinkle, James L. 1951 JC ~ 13-Aug-2007
Hoffman, Joseph J. 1951 JC ~ 30-Dec-2012
Hogan, Martin T., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 19-Jul-1985
Holt, Robert B. 1951 HS ~ 25-Feb-2012 passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Bobby loved Midland, TX, ranching, oil business, polo, rodeos, racing, law enforcement, working out, politics, Mexico, Polo cologne, the Petroleum Club “Round Table”, flying planes, magic, and Western Art. He competed on the professional rodeo circuit, and played polo. He supported the sport of horse-track racing, and Jim Hall’s indycar racing team. He started his dedication to politics as Vice Chair of West Texas finance committee for Bush for Senate in 1964, and continued throughout the rest of his life to raise money for George H.W. Bush and later George W. Bush. One of his political highlights was co-chairing the forty-first Inaugural Committee in 1989. He served six years on the Midland City Council, and two years as Mayor-Pro-Tem, as well as on the Airport Board for over 20 years. He was a commissioner of the Department of Public Safety for fifteen years, under four different governors, where he also held the position of Chairman. Most recently, he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Border Security Council by Governor Perry. He was one of the original supporters in bringing the C.A.F. to Midland. He has served on many local, state, and national boards and commissions. He was honored at both the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame and at the University of Arizona Outstanding Citizen Award. He was dedicated to public service, honoring his family heritage, and being a wonderful father. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fay Holt Flynt and O.B. Holt Jr., his sister, Dorothy Faye, and nephew, F. Kirk Johnson III. He is survived by his daughters, Andrea Catania and Holly Williamson; their mother, Joanie Holt; his grandsons, Holt and Ashlin Williamson, and Rick Catania; his sons-in-law Richard Catania and Barry Williamson; his nieces Debbie Johnson Head and Demar Johnson Hopson. The family would like to thank the wonderful people who have worked for him for many years: Gloria Stephenson, Dean Soper, and J.B. and Audrey Whatley.
Howe, J. Copeland 1951 SC ~ 13-Oct-2010
Hoye, Jerry B. 1951 HS ~ 15-Jun-2000
Huff, Hugh M., III 1951 JC
Imel, Jack E. 1951 HS ~ 02-May-2005
Into, Henry A. 1951 JC ~ 06-Mar-2016
Ireland, COL Merritte W., USA (Ret) 1946 HS-1949 JC-1951 SC ~ 31-Jul-2000  71 of Denver, died July 31. He was 71. He was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Memphis, Tenn. He is survived by three sons, Victor C., Laguna Beach, CA, Merritte W., III, Golden, and John D., Laguna Niguel, CA; and a grandchild.
Irwin, Claude B. 1951 JC ~ 08-Jun-1997
Johnson, Allan L. 1951 JC ~ 14-Jan-1990
Jolton, Robert D. 1951 JC ~ 17-Jan-2016 husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to countless died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at his longtime Manchester home. He was 84 years old. Born in Lamar, Colo., in 1931, Bob’s military service and longtime career as director of Jewish Federation was forever eclipsed by his devotion to his family, friends and community. Bob’s greatest passion was his wife of nearly 50 years, Judith; their sons, Jeffrey and Steven (Lauren); and his beloved “Grand-Jewels,” Isabel and Bailey, with whom he shared his last days. As strong as Bob’s love of family was his commitment to friends and community. He was unwavering in his devotion not only to Manchester’s Jewish Community, but the community as a whole. Bob passing has left an indelible mark on all the people and projects he touched throughout his life, and his contributions will be deeply missed as much as he will be.
Jones, Dr. Amos D. 1951 HS
Jones, Carl H. 1951 HS ~ 02-Jan-1979
Jones, Milton Frederic 1951 JC ~ 08-Jul-2008 Milton Frederic 79, passed away July 8, 2008. Survivors include his wife Carla Sanborn-Jones; daughter Victoria Ann Jones Kirby of Georgia; Sister Patricia Strahorn of Newark, Delaware; and grandsons Andrew Stephen Kirby of Jacksonville, Florida and Zachary Ryan Kirby of Roswell, Georgia.
Joyce, Charles F., III 1951 JC
Kehler, Donald L. 1951 HS ~ 03-Jul-2000
Kelley, Jon A. 1951 HS ~ 26-Mar-2010 76, of Snyder, TX passed away March 26, 2010 and has gone to be with our Heavenly Father. Jon was a devout Christain man that not only believed, but lived a Godly life. He was born in Jayton, TX, on June 29, 1933. Jon married Patsy Joann Mason on March 28, 1952 in Lubbock, TX. They raised three kids, of which are Pam Killough, Jon Allen, Jr., Kelley and Bobby Kelley. After attending High School in Jayton, he went to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Thereafter he joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Smith, AR. He worked for Mobil Oil Company for 33 years. Jon is survived by his wife Pat of Snyder, a daughter and son in law, Pam Killough and husband Glen of Post, 2 sons and daughters in law, Jon Allen Kelley, Jr., and wife Vickie of Midland, and Bobby Kelley and wife Gay also of Midland. Sevem Grandchildren, Chad Williams and wife J.J. of Snyder, Amanda Workman of Canyon, Morgan Clayton and husband Chris of Katy and Jill Locklar and husband Justin of Midland, Marci Atencio and husband Joe of Lubbock, and Kolten and Shelbe Kelley of Midland. 1 Sister, Pat Watkins of Seguin, TX and four Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Dad and Mom, Claude Kelley and Sue Crider, 2 sisters Rhoda Lou and Claudine. Jon was a pillar of the community and will be missed by all. “Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil.”
Kennedy, Frank W. 1951 HS
Knowles, Robert Lochlan, Jr. 1951 SC ~ 26-Jun-2005
Koffman, Max A., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 10-Jul-1991
Lamb, Richard F. 1951 HS ~ 07-Jan-2012
Land, James D. 1951 JC ~ 16-Feb-2014
Lauderdale, James H. 1951 JC ~ 09-Nov-2016 passed from this life on November 9, 2016 . Born June 7, 1931 in Mercedes, Texas, his entire adult life was spent in the Rio Grande Valley where his legal practice and community service spanned over five decades. Jim was a graduate of Mercedes High School (1949); New Mexico Military Institute (1951); and, The University of Texas (1953). After two years in the U.S. Air Force, he attended The University of Texas School of Law (1959). Upon graduation, he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Throughout his legal career and community service, Jim served as General Counsel for Rio Farms, Inc., as Municipal Judge for City of Mercedes, on the Board of Directors of Knapp Medical Center, and on the school board for the Mercedes Independent School District.He is survived by his daughter, Sara Lauderdale Tippit and husband, John, of McAllen; his son, James H. Lauderdale, Jr. and wife Julie, of Budapest, Hungary; his sister, Laura Nell Lauderdale Cluett and husband, Pete, of Houston. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: John, Chris, and Michael Tippit of McAllen and Will and Katherine Lauderdale of Budapest, Hungary. He was preceded in death in 2008 by his wife Virginia (Ginger) Owens Lauderdale, to whom he was married for 49 years.
LeBow, Joe W., Jr. 1951 SC ~ 15-Feb-2002
LeBus, Roy T. 1951 JC
Lee, Thomas C. 1951 JC
Lester, Jimmy C. 1951 JC ~ 13-Apr-2005
Ligon, David R. 1951 JC ~ 01-Mar-2016 Here’s to the Gypsy, the self-proclaimed Soldier of Fortune. David Robert Ligon 1951 JC rolled into this life Sept. 13, 1931, in Alpine, Texas, and blew into the next one, late as usual, on the Ides of March, 2016, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A boatload of merry souls welcomed him there, including his son, Robert M. “Pete” Ligon; grandson, Byron Ligon; sister, Dulcie Boykin; and his parents, Frances and Aston Ligon. Those who will catch up with him later include his daughter, Vicki Ligon; son, Mark Ligon; daughter-in-law, Carla Ligon; five grandkids; and four great-grands, plus his very lifeblood, friends from every walk, every strata, and every continent. David grew up in Fort Stockton, Texas, attending schools there, as well as New Mexico Military Institute, Texas Tech, and New Mexico A&M. But this nomad preferred the school of life, and learned early to follow his heart wherever it took him. He worked on windmills for a living, spending long hours in camps under the stars, teaching himself along the way to play guitar, speak Spanish, cook for crowds, sing a song, tool leather, time a joke, tell a story, and cultivate friendships. Those friendships, and an insatiable thirst for adventure, led him to producing his annual Nickel Creek Music Festival for 40-something years, drilling water wells in Hawaii, traveling the world over, bit parts in television, several marriages, and even selling brassieres (“we cater to the biggies”). He would try anything once, and a friend remarked, “If you don’t know David Ligon, sit down on any corner, anywhere, and I guarantee within 15 minutes, he’ll be by.” He taught folks to slow down, grab every moment and savor it, love your friends like there’s no tomorrow, sing loud, and LAUGH, often and hard!
Lindsey, Robert T. 1951 SC
Luck, MAJ Glenn M. 1951 HS
Massengale, David W. 1951 JC ~ 27-Nov-1999
Massengale, Walter B. 1951 JC ~ 13-Jan-2001
Matzinger, Robert R. 1951 HS ~ 01-Jul-1999
McArdle, Thomas E., III 1951 SC
McClure, George K. 1951 JC ~ 30-Oct-2004
McComas, John E. 1951 HS ~ 01-Apr-1983
McNairy, Robert E. 1951 SC ~ 18-Apr-2018 88, of Pilot Point, Texas, died on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Robert was born on February 7, 1930 in Vernon, Texas. A son of Maurice Vern McNairy and Alene McNairy. He graduated from Vernon High School in 1947. He went on to the New Mexico Military Institute, where he graduated in 1951. Robert served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1954. After his service, he returned to Vernon, Texas. He worked in the administration offices of Vernon Independent School District for 10+ years. He is survived by his sister, Mary Lynn Robertson of Vernon. He is also survived by his two daughters Cecelia Anne Tandy of Louisville, KY, and Susan Martinez of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by his three sons. Bobby McNairy of Sanger, TX, Dan McNairy of Pilot Point, TX, and Bill McNairy of Pilot Point, TX. He is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Mark McNairy.
Miller, Bramblett McDonald 1951 JC ~ 04-Apr-2014 – July 30, 1929 – April 4, 2014 Bramblett McDonald Miller, 84, of Salinas, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born on July 30, 1929 in Wolfe, City, Texas.
Miller, III, Henry Turner “Bud” 1951 HS ~ 08-May-2018 
passed away at his home on May 8, 2018 in Woodinville, Washington. Bud was born on December 9, 1932 in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Tulia high school and was very active in the Tulia Jaycees and the state of Texas Jaycees. He won the highest award given by the Texas state Jaycees known as the “Jake” award. Bud worked with his father Henry T. Miller, Jr., at Miller auto until he and his family moved to Washington state in 1968. Bud started his family construction business along with his family and ran enterprise construction until he and his wife Ruth retired in 1991. His two son’s Henry IV, and Steve and Steve’s wife Debbie then took over. His son Steve Miller and his wife Debbie still have the successful construction company in the Seattle area. After retiring Bud and his wife Ruth traveled extensively in their R.V. for 13 years. Then they were snow birds in the phoenix area for 14 years until Bud lost his eye sight and then he and his wife stayed in their home in Woodinville, Washington. Bud loved building anything that needed building, fishing, working in his yard, traveling, cooking and being around his family. Bud had a wonderful life and many friends in Texas, Arizona, California and Washington. Bud is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, M. Ruth (Smith) Miller. His son Henry T. Miller, IV (Annie) (ex-wife Wendy) of Chelan, Washington, his son Steven K. Miller Debbie) of Monroe, Washington, and his daughter Kathy L. Miller of Dallas, Texas. His granddaughters, Tiffany Hoester (J. D.), Casey Miller (ex-husband Nate Halligan). His grandsons, Erik Miller (ex-wife Jessie), Henry T. Miller, V, (Meghan) and Chris Miller (Marcy). His great-granddaughter Alexzandria (Lexz) Halligan and great-grandsons Logan, Linkoln and Landon Hoester. Bud was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Cole. His father Henry T. Miller, Jr., his sister, Dorothy Kostka. His mother-in-law Bulah B. Smith, his brothers-in-law, Tom, Jr., Guy, and Vasco smith. Bud’s grandfather Henry T. Miller started, owned and was editor of “Territory Topic” newspaper in the Indian Territory, then the Oklahoma Territory and then the State of Oklahoma. He and Bud’s grandmother (Fannie Graham) were in the Oklahoma run and did not know each other at that time. Each staked a claim and were each awarded their land which is now Norman, Oklahoma. Bud was very proud of his heritage. We all loved Bud and will miss him, he is now in heaven and can see again!
Milroy, Emery B. 1951 JC ~ 31-Dec-2011 82, of Empire, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Munson Hospice House.
Mitchell, Louie E., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 02-Nov-2000
Moir, Eric McD. 1951 JC
Monaghan, Ray K. 1951 JC ~ 03-Oct-2004
Morey, Sammy W. 1951 JC
Morgan, John Hayden 1951 HS ~ 07-Jun-2017 John Hayden Morgan, aged 83 of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, in Nevada. He was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Otho Elmer and Argie Isophine (Nelson) Morgan. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, in 1951. He continued his education at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, graduating in 1955. While in college he met Jennie Bess George, whom he married in 1953. At the completion of his college degree in business, he entered military service. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army until 1957. Upon completion of his military service and Ranger training, Hayden and Jennie returned to Tulia, Texas, where they began farming and ranching. When the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, Hayden was recalled to active service and achieved the rank of Captain. The family moved to Nevada in 1965 where he continued farming/ranching. He served his community as a state representative from 1971-1976, then as Presiding Commissioner of Vernon County Commissioner from 1979-1982. Additionally, he served on boards of numerous community organizations. He was especially honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Quality Products, Inc. Hayden is survived by wife Jennie, of the home; two sons, John Morgan and his wife, Evelyn, Lexington, Mo., and Sam Morgan, Nevada; one daughter, Linda Thornburgh and her husband, Jerry, Roeland Park, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Taegan Morgan, Tyne Hulsey and her husband, James, Taylon Morgan, Melissa Wilkinson, Sam Morgan and his wife, Michelle, Jessica Chilcoat and her husband, Aaron, and Erin Thornburgh-Fast and her husband, Paul; seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Gage, Brandon, Gavin, Hayden, Kinsler and Kimbrel; several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two brothers, George Morgan and his wife, Georgia, Tulia, Texas, and Roger Morgan, Tulia, Texas; and one sister, Marilyn Winborn and her husband, Dwight, Fredricksburg, Texas.
Mulkey, Dick E. S. 1951 JC ~ 20-Oct-2002
Murray, James M., III 1951 HS
Northcutt, James J. 1951 JC
O’Connell, Raymond J. 1951 JC ~ 10-Jul-2005 died on July 10, 2005 doing what he loved best, bass fishing in East Texas. Raymond James O’Connell, Jr. was born on September 25, 1931 in Houston, Texas, the second child and only son of Raymond James and Gladys (Teenie) Lee Pipes O’Connell. Ray moved to Dallas in 1946 and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1949. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from SMU in 1954. At SMU, Ray was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. In both high school and college, Ray was a member of the jazz band, Cell Block 7, playing banjo. Ray joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation. He married Julie Ann Hudson on September 28, 1956 after proposing on their first date. They raised five daughters. Ray accepted Christ as his Savior on June 15, 1972. Ray was a life member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas where he had served as Program Chairman, Camp Board member and editor of the newsletter. He was a member of the Dallas Country Club and Ferndale Club, where he twice served as Board President. His love was Dixieland music, and he continued to play throughout his life, most recently in last week’s Park Cities 4th of July parade. Ray was a partner with his beloved father-in-law, Jim Hudson, in Hudson & Hudson Realtors. He later became an independent realtor. He served as President of the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Industrial Realtors. He was a loving and supportive husband, father, brother, father-in-law and grandfather. Ray always put his family first. He is survived by Kathleen (Kitty) Harlan O’Connell Henry and her two daughters, Kathleen (Kate) Harlan Henry and Hallie Hudson Henry; Julie Ann O’Connell Wallis, married to Michael Allen Wallis, and their daughter, Julie Ann Wallis; Margaret (Meg) Lee O’Connell Fraschilla, married to Francis John Fraschilla, and their two sons, James Francis Fraschilla and Matthew Hudson Fraschilla; Sallie Hudson O’Connell Weibel, married to Mark Alan Weibel, and their two children, Caroline Kelley Weibel and Hudson Raymond Weibel; and Mary (Mollie) Caroline O’Connell Walker, married to Christopher Lee Walker, and their two children, Patrick Lee Walker and Anna Kathleen Walker; his sisters and brothers-in-law Carolyn and Walter Kilbourne of Bethesda, Maryland, and Anne and Lane Newbury of San Diego, California; cousins Martha Lou and Dan Beaird; brothers-in-law and wives Jimmy and Claudie Hudson of Austin, Texas, and Harry and Shelley Hudson of Marfa, Texas. 
Payson, COL Samuel C., USA (Ret) 1951 JC
Peacock, John W. 1951 JC , 80 years of age, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, May 28, 2012 at North Caddo Medical Center. John William “Bill” Peacock was born on September 27, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport, he attended New Mexico Military Institute and Centenary College before transferring to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Bill graduated from LSU in 1953 with a degree from the College of Commerce. After graduating, Bill served in the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant in Fairford, England. Upon being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he began working for Peacock Surgical & Company. Bill retired in 1998 as President of Peacock Surgical. Bill was a member of First Methodist Church, the Shreveport Club, East Ridge Country Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Shreveport Rotary Club. Bill enjoyed his life, good friends and travelling with his family. Bill owned many dogs throughout his life and had a deep affection for each of them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Williams Peacock and William Arnold Peacock and sister, Martha Peacock Dart. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sidney Barrow Peacock and their children, Martha Peacock Ross and husband Lew, Barrow Peacock and wife Melanie and four grandchildren whom he adored, Sidney Marie Ross, Russell Peacock, William Peacock and Henry Peacock as well as numerous special friends and extended family members.
Pepin, I. M. 1951 HS ~ 08-Nov-2009
Porcher, James J. “Jim” 1951 JC ~ 12-Oct-2009  79, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Paloma Blanca Nursing Home in Albuquerque. Jim was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Deming to Frank Smith and Margarette Bryan Porcher. Early childhood was at the ranch in Cedar Grove, south of Gage, NM. Jim began his life as a cowboy at the age of five. He graduated from Deming High School and attended the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Military Institute. He married Barbara Nash of Wilburton, OK, in 1950. The couple made their home in Cedar Grove and later at the family ranch south of Gage where he worked for his grandmother, Margaret Todhunter.The couple had three sons, James Smith, Paul Gordon and William Dean. In 1965 his parents purchased the POL Ranch east of Columbus where Jim and his brother Bryan partnered with their parents Frank and Margarette to renovate the downtrodden ranch into a first class outfit. Jim was born a cowboy, a pair of boots and a cowboy hat, a part of his persona that he retained until to the end of his life. Jim is survived by his sons, James S. “Jim” Porcher 1971 JC (Ron Bronitsky), Paul Porcher (Richard Gibson), Bill Porcher (Barbara); his granddaughter, Lauren Margarette Porcher; brother, F. Bryan Porcher 1948 HS-1951 JC-1952 SC (Pat); sister, Patricia Porcher Forbes (Henry); nephews, Bryan Porcher, Joseph A. Porcher 1972 HS-1974 JC, and Robert Haack and nieces, Phyllis (Brad) Griffin and Kama Haack Henderson.
Pounds, Lynnwood E. 1951 JC ~ 15-Oct-1992
Ralls, Dr. Rawleigh H., III 1951 JC ~ 30-Jul-1991
Reagan, Richard B. 1951 JC ~ 29-Apr-2001
Renfro, Norman C. 1951 JC ~ 16-Sep-2018  died at home in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 with his wife Beverly by his side. “Big Norm” was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma on November 4, 1929, the only child of Calvin and Irene Renfro. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1948 and attended college at NMMI, where he excelled as an athlete. After completed his associate’s degree, Norm’s career took him to Colorado, South Dakota and California. In 1972, Norm returned to the Village of Capitan, New Mexico, where he owned and operated the Smokey Bear Motel & Restaurant and the Branding Iron Saloon. His love for quarter horse racing led to his co-ownership of Malpais Warrior, a qualifier for the All American Futurity. After selling the restaurant and motel he became a poker dealer at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, a job he truly loved. During this time, Norm also served as a Capitan Village councilman and a two-term Mayor. Norm was an avid golfer and loved all sports, especially golf and football. Over his lifetime Norm achieved four hole-in-ones, the last one, being at Cree Meadows Golf Course in Ruidoso, New Mexico, at age 87. Norm was a kind and gentle soul and well loved by all of his friends and family. He treated everyone with respect and kindness. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Norm is survived by wife Beverly of Ruidoso Downs, NM; Daughter Becky Renfro of Albuquerque, NM; Sons Gary (Carolyn) Renfro of Ruidoso; Mikel & Barbara Krause of Phoenix, AZ; Lance & Heath Lamay of Ruidoso, NM; Granddaughters Lindsey & Casey Mirau of Plano, TX; Tracey Renfro and Fiance Sean O’Brien of Seattle, WA; Tara Lamay of Las Cruces, NM; Brother-In-Law Dennis & Mary Stewart of Ruidoso, NM, Sister-In-Law, Sherry & Marc Stephens of Ft. Worth, TX, and Nephews Marc Stewart of Ruidoso, NM, and Kelly (Kenny) Stewart of Lebanon, TN.
Ridley, Bobby J. 1951 JC
Rieder, MSG Robert A., USA (Ret) 1949 JC-1951 SC ~ 01-Jan-2009  died peacefully at home on January 1, 2009. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 3, 1930. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Birdie. He is survived by his children, Barbara Alderson of Denver, CO; Bobby Rieder, Jr. (Jeanette) of Sinton, TX; and Alfred Rieder (Candice) of Rosenberg, TX; and their mother, Ruby Rieder of Corpus Christi, TX; eight grandchildren, Justin Alderson (Rachel) of Lewisville, TX; Bryan Alderson (Jessica) of Uvalde, TX; Joshua, Jacob and Joey (Melissa) Rieder; Stephen, Camden and Aryn Rieder; seven great-grandchildren; and his companion and loyal friend of many years, Elizabeth Rameriz of San Antonio. Robert, a 1952 graduate of the University of Texas, retired from the U.S. Army after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Hawaiian club and an active member of the ministry team of the Eisenhauer Road Baptist Church. Robert was a 20-year volunteer at the History and Traditions Museum at Lackland AFB and was also very active in numerous hobbies.
Riggins, Robert R. 1951 HS
Rolston, Richard Hummell “Dick” 1951 JC ~ 26-Feb-2006 No longer shall the sun be your light by day. Nor the brightness of the moon shine upon you at night. The Lord shall be your light forever, your God shall be your glory. No longer shall your sun go down, or your moon withdraw, For the Lord will be your light forever, and the days of your mourning shall be at an end.” Isaiah 60: 19-20. Richard ended his earthly journey on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at his home after a short illness. He was laid to rest at St. George Catholic Church Cemetery on Ash Wednesday, March 1, with service conducted by the Rev. Michael Schatzle. Born Dec. 16, 1930, he was 75, and a native and resident of Baton Rouge. He had been retired for a year from the practice of clinical psychology in the private and public sectors. He is survived by his wife, Marcella “Sally” Van Oss Rolston; sister, Ellen Rolston Cabell, Rock Castle, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Airth Rolston, Sr. and Kathleen Hummel Rolston; brothers, William A. Rolston, Jr., and John R. Rolston; sister-in-law, Mary Virginia Murray Rolston; brother-in-law, William D. Cabell; and cousins, Compton Hummel, Jr., and Betty Brook Hummel Cadwallader. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and obtained three degrees from LSU, including a doctorate in psychology. He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant at Fort Riley, KS. He was a member of the Governor’s Mental Health Advisory Council, the advisory board of the Baton Rouge Child Protection Center, vice chairman of the Mental Health Commission of the Capital Area Health Planning Council, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Learning Disabilities and member of the Vocational Rehabilitation, Louisiana and American Psychological associations and chairman of the Magnet School Committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. He was a gentle and charitable man who trusted and respected the dignity of others.
Ross, Benny R. 1951 HS
Ross, Dwight M., Jr. 1951 JC
Rosson, Barry L. 1951 JC ~ 16-Jul-2016
, 83, died Saturday, July 16, 2016. Born in 1933 in Floydada, Texas, he was the son of the late R. B. “Bob” Rosson and Opal White Rosson. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1953 and served as an Air Force pilot from 195358. He returned to the university in 1958 to pursue a graduate degree and was selected to be a teaching fellow in 1958-59, and also was a member of Phi Alpha Theta honor society. He was employed in the pharmaceutical industry for 32 years holding area and regional management positions. He served as president of the Southeastern Drug, Chemical, and Allied Fields Association, Commander of the Greenville Power Squadron, and was a long time member of Sertoma, American Legion Post 3, and . He was predeceased by an older brother Roy Blaine Rosson and sister Gaye Harrell. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Joyce Kelly Rosson, sister, Gayle Pfeiffer, son Kelly Rosson (and wife Kim Rosson), daughters, Barrie Collins, Shari Creighton (and husband Jim Creighton), and Jackie Rosson; grandchildren Jami Huguet (and husband Jason Huguet), Josh Huntley (and wife Sarah Huntley), Ross Creighton, Charlie Creighton, Emily Rosson, Megan Collins, Caci Rosson; and great grandchildren Vivian Huguet, Jack Huguet, Sam Huguet, Hank Huguet, Anna Huntley, Benjamin Huntley, and Caroline Huntley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Baptist faith. 

Salley, Jerry L. 1951 JC ~ 10-Jun-2010  died Thursday, June 10, 2010, in his home, in Nixa, Missouri, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Jerry was born, May 31, 1931, on the family farm in Liberal, Kansas, to Hiram and Mozelle Salley. As a young boy, he attended Liberty School in rural Seward County, not far from the family farm. After attending New Mexico Military during his teen years, he returned home, graduating from Liberal High School. After graduation, Jerry started his career by working with his father in the family businesses of farming and ranching, as well as Salley Tire and Feed. He became a well-known figure in Seward County, with many business interests, including Salley RV Center, Salley Feed Company, and variety of other ventures. He retired and moved to Nixa, Missouri, in 2003. Jerry had a love for classic cars, four-wheeling, and racing. His passion for cars started as a young man, when he began racing midgets. Over the years, his love of cars grew into a lifelong hobby of restoring classic autos-his collection is still maintained at his home and at the Branson Auto Museum. He is survived by his wife, Leola of Nixa, Missouri; his sons, Bill and wife Emma Jean of Liberal, Kansas, Craig of Denver, Colorado, Bruce and wife Theresa of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his daughters, Kay Owsley and husband Larry of Edmond, Oklahoma, Reenie Jackson of Liberal, Kansas, Jeanie Whited and husband Bill of Rochester Hills, Michigan; his step-daughter Michelle Turner and husband Greg of Wichita, Kansas; nephews Gregg Yocum and wife Susan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Neal Wade Yocum and wife Angie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; plus many other nieces, nephews, 25 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives, Jo in 1993 and Rosie in 2002; son, Tim; and granddaughter, Kim.
Schelldorf, John C. 1951 JC ~ 09-Jan-2012 Sundance, WY. -John C. “Jack” Schelldorf, 80, died Jan. 9, 2012, at “Close to Home” Hospice House in Gillette. Survivors include his wife, Janice of Sundance; children, Marilyn Christensen and Nancy Long, both of Gillette, and David Schelldorf of Sundance; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Scherotter, Howard I. 1951 SC
Schilling, Franklin N. 1951 HS
Schnedar, John A. 1951 JC ~ 10-Dec-1998
Schnurmacher, Gerald F. 1951 HS ~ 08-May-2011
Schuler, Warren B. 1951 HS ~ 12-Dec-2003
Schumacher, Robert R. 1951 HS ~ 13-Aug-2009
Seligman, Gerald N. 1951 HS ~ 13-Aug-2006
Sentell, Joseph W. 1951 HS ~ 25-Jan-2002
Sharp, Samuel N. 1951 JC ~ 25-Jan-2012 Our highly conversational and loving father, Sam, passed away on January 25, 2012. Sam, born on September 7, 1931, grew up in his beloved Troup, TX, where he was facilitated to adulthood by his parents Sam and Opal Louise, younger sisters Susan and Diane, and a bevy of loving aunts: Ruby, Pearl, Jewel, Ben, Mary, and Topsy; it was East Texas, after all. Conversation filled with odd detail was a hallmark of Sam’s personality. He had a knack for remembering names and faces as well as knowing where your great grandmother was from and what she liked to bake, or knowing someone who was from where you were… Another hallmark of Sam was his commitment to community. Sam served on numerous civic, charitable and religious organizational boards, both big and small. Sam helped bring other organizations to the Bryan-College Station area including Habitat for Humanity for which he mentored a student to bring it to fruition, donated a house for an office, was instrumental in the background planning and raising core funding, and was able to see the 200th house dedicated in the fall of 2011. Sam also partnered to help bring Hospice Brazos Valley to the area. Sam also founded the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley. Sam and Louise established The Dictionary Program by giving a dictionary to every 3rd grade student in Bryan ISD and encouraging Cheddar’s Restaurant to do the same for College Station ISD. Acknowledgement of these and other contributions to the Brazos Valley was noted on Sam’s 80th birthday in 2011 when the mayors of Bryan and College Station proclaimed the day ‘Sam Sharp Day’. Sam was honored for his contributions to the community by numerous awards and recognitions. Perseverance was part of Sam’s vocabulary starting very early. A Troup shoe man attached football cleats on an old pair of Sam’s brown shoes when he was on the Troup Tiger High School football team when they didn’t have football shoes in size 13; he wanted to play football and he did. He wasn’t good at it but he did try. He also tried to make a difference in the lives of others and his community; he was successful at that. People were a big part of Sam’s life. His profession was law but he also gave asked for guidance often. After his ’emancipation’ from his paying job, he often met with people at home to talk about their best interests and how they could be met. If you knew Sam, and if he knew you, you probably received at least one cut out article from a newspaper or magazine that had something to do with something you were interested in; and often with a red felt pen underlining to point you to the information of interest. Sam and Louise had an annual New Year’s Day party hallmarked by a 5-gallon crockpot of Bloody Marys and a mascot named Serendipity, and in 1963 they started a 4th of July parade in North Oakwood that still goes on each year; one could say that Sam liked a party. Sam also liked and attended St. Andrews Episcopal Church where he and Louise planted trees and flowers and watched them grow. Sam loved trees and water. Water and trees are the subject of many a painting that Sam would bring home to hang on the walls, but alas, he had to stop doing this when wall space ran out. Sam and his family made a journey to the Gulf Coast of Texas during his last days to see the water and eat seafood at Gaido’s, a favorite haunt. Professionally, Sam began work at First State Bank & Trust, whose name was later changed to First Bank & Trust, as Vice President, Director, and stock holder. Sam later became president of Bryan Building and Loan Association that, at the time, was the largest financial institution in Brazos County. Moving on, he became President of Dillon, Geisenschlag and Sharp, and of the Brazos County Abstract Company. Sam later opened the two-story Sharp Tower where he housed his law office. A sense of humor was never lost on Sam. Sam married his patient and lovely bride, Frances Louise Cronenwett, on September 1, 1956. They moved to Bryan in 1962 after a stint in the Navy and work in Dallas. They have three very smart and adoring children: Sydney Cronenwett Sharp of Dallas, Texas; Amy Nelson Sharp of Bryan, Texas; and, Stuart Peyton Sharp of Austin, Texas. Sam will be missed. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Evans and Opal Louise Sharp, and his sister Susan Sharp Smith. Sam is survived by his still lovely bride, Frances Louise Sharp; his, children Sydney, Amy and Stuart; the cat, Ash; and the dog, Greta. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Sharp Lederer; and her children, Sally Gene Lederer and Bradley Sharp Lederer; his nephews, Slaton Sharp Smith, Shannon Lee Smith, Will Joseph Cronenwett, and Cary Treadwell Cronenwett; and his brother-in-law, William Treadwell Cronenwett. There are many other family members as well as adopted aunts, uncles and cousins, who are too numerous to list but are loved never the less. The family would also like to acknowledge the love and support of friends during Sam’s life; you know who you are.
Short, Virgil L. 1951 JC ~ 03-Jun-2007 Mr. Short died June 3, 2007, at a Tyler hospital.He was born May 9, 1930, in McCamey to the late Les and Georgia Moser Short. He was owner of Short/Field Chevrolet Dealership in Denver City for more than 24 years, and lived for 20 years in Runaway Bay, where he was a member of Runaway Bay Community Church. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gwenette Glover Short, Runaway Bay; sons, Gary Short, Cedar Park, Gregg Short, Tyler, and Van Short, Austin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Silvis, Levi Richard 1951 HS ~ 14-Mar-1996
Smith, Norman R. 1951 HS ~ 08-Dec-2008 76, passed away Dec. 8, 2008. He was born in Dexter on August 25, 1932, and raised on his family’s farm in East Grand Plains. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Russell and Agnes McMains Smith. Norman attended New Mexico Military Institute, and New Mexico State University. He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Miller and her husband, Ron, of Roswell, Sandra Koonce and her husband, Neal, of Houston, and Susan Douvry and her husband, Peter, of Cypress, Texas; grandsons, Ryan Miller and his wife, Nicole, and Randy Miller all of Roswell, and Stephen and Christopher Douvry, of Cypress; great-grandchildren, Colton and Nadia Miller, of Roswell; three stepsons whom he loved very much, Gary Stephens and his companion, Joe Blomberg, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Kim R. Stephens 1974 HS and his wife, Allison, and Clyde Stephens 1976 HS-1978 JC and his companion, Rick Boling; step-grandchildren, Michelle and Tanner Stephens, all of Ft. Myers, FL; his sisters, Beverly Burton, and her husband, Don, and Cheryl Smith-Spiedell and her husband, Steve, all of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. He spent many years as a farmer and in agriculture-related sales. He was a charter member of the East Grand Plains Lions Club, and a member of 4-H, Jaycees, East Grand Plains Volunteer Fire Department, Elks Lodge BPOE, Farm Bureau, the Masons and the Shrine Temple, and was a Boy Scout leader. He learned to fly at an early age and never lost his love of flying. His passion for travel was cut short by his need for dialysis, which was a big disappointment for him. He never met a stranger; he loved life, and had many wonderful friends all over the country. Several very special friends in Ruidoso helped him survive as long as he did with his serious illness this past year, and the family thanks you for all your support.
Snowden, Robert P., Jr. 1951 JC ~ 21-Nov-1995
Spencer, Clyde N. 1951 SC ~ 29-Apr-2005 , 76, died Friday, April 29, 2005. He was born November 21, 1928 in Gainesville, Texas. Clyde attended Bellaire Presbyterian Church. He graduated from the Senior College of New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Mr. Spencer was employed for 21 years with the Whirlpool Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Pamelia Spencer of Houston, his daughter, Susan Otell of Missouri City, 2 sons, Michael Spencer of Corpus Christi and Steven Spencer and wife Cynthia of Denton, 2 half brothers, Dr. Ed Spencer of Denison and Ron Spencer of Gainesville, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 
Stevens, William C. 1951 HS
Stott, Charles E., Jr. 1951 HS ~ 19-Aug-2017  Charlie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Juanita, daughter Vicki (Koch), and sons; Charles, Tim, and Bruce. His seven grandchildren include Lauren, Kayla, Charlie (Koch), Joe (Koch), Matthew (Koch), Natasha, and Ben. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Ethel, and sister Priscilla. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, and valued friend to many others. Charlie was born to Charles Sr. and Ethel (nee McKnight) in El Paso, Texas, in 1933 and spent the first 15 years of his life with his parents and sister in El Paso, and Monterrey, Mexico, and other areas of west Texas and northern Mexico where Charles Sr. worked in mining exploration, mine development and mining production. As a high school student Charlie attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico after which he attended Texas Western College (now UTEP) in El Paso for his freshman year of college. He later transferred to the Colorado School of Mines from which he graduated with a degree in mining engineering in 1956, like his father 31 years before him. He met Juanita (nee Abell) while working for Phelps Dodge Corporation as a mining engineer in Morenci, Arizona, and they were married there in 1962. Their first child Charles Leo Stott was born in Morenci later that same year. Tim, Vicki, and Bruce were to follow after the family had relocated to the San Francisco bay area. In 1968 Charlie graduated with a Law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, which led to a position as counsel for Amax Mining Company. Departing the Bay Area in 1972, Charlie’s career with Amax took the family to Colorado, Arizona, Washington State, and Connecticut before returning to Colorado for good in 1986. It was during his tenure with Amax in Arizona where Charlie returned to mining operations management from corporate legal services. While at Amax he led the Mount Tolman molybdenum project in Washington State in the early 1980s. He was General Manager of Climax Mine near Leadville from 1982 through 1984. Later, Charlie was the first President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amax Gold, Inc. from 1986 until 1989. In the following years he worked as an independent consultant in the mining industry, and served as President and CEO of Horizon Resources, from 1990 to 1993. He later served terms in several corporate board positions, chairmanships, and directorships of companies including Western Troy Capital Resources, Brigus Gold Corporation, Apollo Gold Corporation and Getchell Gold Corporation. He was a board member and Chairman of the Board of Hazen Research, Inc., of Golden, Colorado from 2002 to 2017. He was also a Trustee Emeritus of the Colorado School of Mines. Charlie loved to ski and run. He had completed the Bolder Boulder for more than 25 consecutive years, most often in Memorial Day tribute to his father’s military service during World War I. He enjoyed a Copper Mountain season pass each season since 1986. Charlie was always happy being in the Colorado mountains he loved, especially when accompanied by his family.
Sullivan, Cornelius P. 1951 HS ~ 21-May-2005
Sullivan, I. Joel 1951 HS ~ 18-Jun-2017  Joel Sullivan, a gentleman and a cowboy, rode off into the sunset on June 18, 2017 at his home in Clint, TX with his wife Becky at his side. Joel was an honest, generous and fair man who loved his family and friends and didn’t know a stranger. He was born Ira Joel Sullivan on April 11, 1933 in Socorro, New Mexico to Ira H and Carla Sullivan. He grew up on the Bar A ranch in Dusty, NM. Joel attended the Colorado Military Academy in Denver, CO and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM where he was part of the equestrian and polo teams. He had adventures and built friendships at school that lasted a lifetime along with other New Mexico ranching families and businessmen. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict . During a visit to Las Cruces, he met Nita Drummond. They were married in Chamberino, NM and lived in Las Cruces and Hagerman, NM until Nita’s death 45 years later. He was an active leader in the H-C 4H club. Joel worked for the New Mexico Farm Bureau Insurance Co for 27 years before retiring and moving to Clint, TX. It was here that he met Rebecca Sykes and their love story began. They fit each other like a pair of gloves and shared their dreams of showing horses, roping and raising a few colts. They danced through life for a short 17 years. Joel was preceded in death by his parents, brother Connie, first wife Nita and his favorite horse Cotton. He is survived by his wife Becky and four children, Jody Sullivan and his wife Paula of Canyon, TX, Patrick Sullivan and his wife Patricia of Las Cruces, NM, Ryan Young of Clint, TX and Kyla Young of El Paso, TX. Two brothers, Charles Sullivan and his wife Bobbie of Winston, NM and Tay Sullivan and his wife Cheryl of Winston, NM. Six grandchildren, Erin Goad and her husband Justin of Albuquerque, NM, Sam Sullivan of Brighton, CO, Darby Sullivan and her fiance Hayden Campsey of Amarillo, TX, Brendan Sullivan currently in Milan Italy, Jordan Sullivan and her fiance Max Hoener of Rhinebeck, New York and grandson Xander Young of Clint, TX. Sister in law Nancy Lambert and her husband Tim of Rowlett, TX, and Sister in law Catherine Sykes of El Paso, TX along with many nieces and nephews.
Suttles, Joe C. 1951 JC ~ 13-Jan-2001
Tessier, Jr., Rowland L. 1951 JC ~ 13-May-2018  passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home in Center Point, Texas. He was born April 6, 1930, to Rowland Louis Tessier and Harriet Satterfield Tessier in Texon, Texas, an oil company community. He attended schools in Texon and Big Lake, Texas, where he graduated from Reagan County High School. He went on to attend New Mexico Military Institute, where he participated in the school’s horse cavalry and other sports. He served as a captain in the New Mexico National Guard for many years. He followed his father’s footsteps in the neon sign business in Roswell, New Mexico, where he had many successful business years and participated in community service through Sertoma Club and serving as president on the New Mexico State Fair board. He enjoyed acting and directing little theater productions, where he also earned recognition. Later he moved on to other businesses in Tucson, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon retirement, he settled in Comfort, Texas, for several years. In 2001, he married Patricia McNally of Center Point, Texas, formerly of El Paso, Texas. They shared a great love and happy marriage for 17 years. He was an avid genealogist and western history investigator. Rowland was a 60-year Mason and enjoyed all areas of Masonic activities, including blue lodge, York Rite and Scottish Rite areas of service. His home lodge in Center Point, where he was a Past Master, was very special to him, as this lodge was formed by Texas Rangers more than 125 years ago. He frequently gave talks on the history of this ”Ranger Lodge” and was instrumental in helping build up the membership by submitting a magazine plea to other Texas Masons inspiring dual memberships. This financial benefit of his efforts helped save this small lodge and preserve its Texas Ranger history. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Daniel David Tessier. He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy; and children, Denise Lynn Tessier (husband David Goldfarb), Rowland Louis Tessier, III (Susan), Eric Damon Tessier (Laurel) and Mark Swartz Tessier; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Sandra Tessier Mock (William); and cousins, Lois Banzet, Betty Johnson and Barbara Purser. We have lost a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who delighted all with many stories of his adventures as well as his knowledge of western history. He had a brilliant mind and talented hands for building things.
Tillman, John B. 1951 SC ~ 16-Feb-2009 Retired Registered nurse John B. Tillman, 80, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Desert Ridge Manor in Phoenix. Mr. Tillman was born Feb. 9, 1929 in Tularosa to Eric and Gladys (Oxley) Tillman. He was raised in Tularosa on a dairy farm by his uncle and Aunt Ed and Katherine Sanders. After graduating from Tularosa High School he attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell where he received his bachelor’s degree and a commission in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he studied at the Chicago Teachers College, and then taught school for a few years before going back to college. He became a registered nurse at the Regina School of Nursing at St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque. He was a practicing nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix until his retirement. He was a member of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother Ed Tillman and his wife Virginia of Alamogordo; a sister Mary Rose Thompson of Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law Lucille Tillman of Phoenix; one niece; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother David; a brother-in-law Max Thompson; a nephew Harry Thompson; and a niece Elizabeth Tillman.
Tingley, Col Ronald D., USAF (Ret) 1951 HS ~ 08-Oct-2010 77, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Joann V. Tingley; children, Rodney L. Tingley and T.J. Tingley and husband, Pat; step-children, Victoria King and husband, Brian, Cheryl Robinson, and Deborah J. Jorden and husband, Pat; grandchildren, Molly Grosskopf and husband, Keith, Paul Potter and wife, Victoria, Jillion Potter, Adam Robinson, Emily Robinson, Johna Robinson, Joel Jorden and fiance, Debra Jo; brother-in-law Lawrence Whittington and wife, Cindy; and sister-in-law, Johnie Smith. Doug was a cousin to Clyde Tingley as well as the Giomi, Domenici, Menicucci, Mateucci and Tomasi families. Doug attended NMMI, UNM and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Col. Tingley served in the US Air Force during Vietnam and retired after 26 years as a pilot, instructor pilot and deputy commander of maintenance. He started two Le Peep franchise restaurants in Albuquerque. Doug was a member of the Northeast Church of Christ.
Tittel, Robert E. 1951 HS ~ 20-Oct-2017 , 84, passed away peacefully Friday October 20th at his home in Colorado Springs due to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Bob was born July 17, 1933 in Russell County, Kansas to Clara (Dietz) and Herbert Tittel. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1951 and served in the US Army in Korea from 1953-55. After service in Korea, he returned to Colorado Springs and married Janora Erickson on June 19, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. This union lasted 62 years and was blessed with two daughters. Bob spent his early career as a methods engineer for Clifton Precision Products, division of Litton Industries. In 1972 he and Janora established Mountain States Filter Supply, Inc. and were in business for 34 years.Bob had a lifelong interest in all things mechanical and developed a love for antique and classic automobiles; restoring various classic cars. He was a member of the Vintage Motor Car Club of America, the Classic Car Club of America, the Horseless Carriage Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America, The Packard Club and The Automotive Research Library of the Horseless Carriage Foundation. He was twice President of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Vintage Motor Car Club of America and Tour Chairman of the 1976 Glidden Tour Revival held in Colorado Springs.He is survived by his wife Janora and daughters Charlene (James) Needham of Colorado Springs, and Kathryn “Kati” (John) Westerheid of Katy, Texas. 
Towery, Howard A. 1951 HS ~ 20-Apr-2005
VanDenburgh, Richard A. 1951 JC
Vander Straten, Richard, III 1951 JC ~ 18-Feb-2016 83, died peacefully on February 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 24th, 1932, to Dorothy Hillje Vander Straten and Richard Vander Straten, Jr. His parents and both sets of grandparents were also born in Texas. After graduation from Alamo Heights High School, he attended the New Mexico Military Institute from 1949 to 1951. In the fall of 1951, he attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduation from UT, he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US. Army and served a tour of duty at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas. Following a promotion to First Lieutenant, he was honorably discharged in 1956 and returned to Austin. As a young civil engineer in the Bridge Division at the Texas Department of Transportation, he met Betty Jane Russell. They married in Sinton, Texas, in 1960 and lived in Austin where they raised their family of 3 wonderful children. In 1986, Richard retired from the Texas Dept of Transportation after 30 years of distinguished service. He was active in the lives of his children, teaching them the value of a strong dedicated work ethic. He volunteered many years of service at Covenant Presbyterian Church where he was a member for 43 years. After Betty’s death in 2005, he married his high school sweetheart, Jacque Swope Riffle. They remained in Austin and celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, 2016. Richard is survived by his wife Jacque, daughter Lynn Angermeier and her husband Glenn (Greensboro, NC), son Richard Vander Straten, IV, and his wife Mary (Syracuse, UT), son Dr. David Vander Straten and his wife Dr. Melody (Austin, TX); grandchildren Rachel Elise, Wesley Glenn and Charlotte Lynn Angermeier, Catherine Maric “Katie” and Richard Beck Vander Straten, V, and Teagan and Tryne Vander Straten; sister Emily Payne (Corpus Christi) and nieces Mandy Gotto and Beth Carrangelo; sister-in-law Patricia Wiles and her husband Dwight (Osage Beach, MO) and nephews Kerry, Kirk and Kyle Wiles.
VanWie, William J. 1951 HS ~ 28-Jun-1997
Vinson, Wright D., Jr. 1951 SC
Weaver, Claude M., II 1951 JC ~ 28-May-2011
Weiker, John L. 1951 HS ~ 08-Dec-2007
Weinert, Herman III 1951 HS ~ 18-Apr-2006
Wheeler, Frank R. 1951 HS ~ 07-Apr-2012  was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Del Norte, CO, the only child of James Robert and Dorothy Ellen Rhodus Wheeler. His mother passed away when Frank was 4 years old and his father sent him to live with his aunt and uncle, Lucy and Felix Keiser, in Sargent, CO. He lived with them until the summer after fifth grade, when his father remarried. Frank went to live in Monte Vista with his stepmother while his father was in the Navy. In eighth grade his father divorced, and Frank went to live at the “Thompson Place” with E.J. Thompson and his wife, outside of Del Norte. He worked the ranch as a hired hand and developed his lifelong ethic of hard work. He sheared sheep, worked cattle, and dug and sorted potatoes, before he ever got to high school. He went to the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, NM, for his junior year of high school and graduated from Del Norte High in the class of 1951. In 1955 he was inducted into the Army where he served at Fort Carson, CO, in the Military Police. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1962. He married Judy Herndon in April of 1956 in Englewood, CO. To this union were born two children, Dorothy (Dottie) in 1957 and David in 1959. They made their homes in Englewood, Boulder and Meeker, CO. Frank worked for Colorado Central Power (later Public Service Company of Colorado), was a retail merchant, and worked for the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department. He spent his free time fishing, hunting, shooting, and camping. He was an accomplished fly fisherman, tying his own flies and chasing the elusive rainbow and brown trout that inhabited the clear Rocky Mountain lakes and streams he loved so much. Winters meant snowmobiling and ice fishing at Avery Lake. In 1984 he began spending his vacation time in Congress, AZ, and moved to Arizona permanently in 1992. In April 2002, he married Marilyn Erickson, and they moved to Show Low. He was once again in the mountains he loved. Their home survived the Rodeo-Chedeski fire and many happy Memorial Day weekends were spent at there with their huge extended family. Frank was widowed in January 2005. He married Bobi Gambosh in March 2007. Together they traveled around, looking for a winter home. They found it in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. They became the quintessential snow birds, spending summers in Show Low and winters in Mexico. Everywhere he went, Frank was always busy. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, various search and rescue units, was a member of the Unity Church and was never without a project in one state of completion or another. His vegetable gardens were the envy of all and he could can and freeze the harvest with the best of them. According to him, his greatest blessings were his four grandchildren: Sam and Ben Wheeler and Tylar and Tori Talkington. He reveled in their achievements and was the proudest grandad that ever lived. When he spoke of their many talents and accomplishments, it was most always with the shimmer of tears in his bright eyes. He passed away in San Felipe April 7, 2012 at the age of 78. He was kayaking on the Sea of Cortez with his wife Bobi and they were lost at sea. He was, to the last, an adventurous and independent man.
White, Frank D. 1951 HS ~ 21-May-2003