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Classes of 1955, 56 & 57
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Some were friends, some were acquaintances, some we hardly knew. But they were all special and we miss them. They shared a special time in our lives when we were trying to figure out who we were and where we were going. It was a special time for everyone and they were a part of it.
ANGLIN, PAUL EDWARD Class of 55
BUDDEMEYER, RALPH Class of 57
Passed away in 1999
Claude Ross Byrne (January (56)
Passed away in 1986
CARROLL, RON (57) July 2002Brad: Found your address on one of the E-mails Ron forwarded to me from you. Don't know if you've heard yet, but Ron passed away. It looked like he had finished mowing, & was putting the mower under the shed, and from the autopsy, they said he'd either had a stroke or heart attack right there. He wished no funeral or memorial service, and wanted to be cremated. He's been a good friend for many years, and I know you & I will both miss him. Sincerely, Joann Rice Coffey (Ron & I dated long ago, back when he was known as "King Carroll"). Take care of you.
Collier, Peggy Jo Knox
Credille (Forrester), Nancy Class of 55Nancy passed away Dec 23, 2002. Nancy was a member of First Baptist Church, Dallas for many years and later was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church where she met Robert Forrester. They were married Feb 18, 1994. Nancy worked at the First National Bank which had several name changes before she retired in 1998. Nancy was affectionately called "Sarge" and at her retirement party was presented with Sarge Stripes. CROSLIN, JIM
Cullum, Gene Class of 57
Corky Dandridge Class of 55After a gallant fight and three weeks in ICU Corkey went to be with Lord at approximately 2 p.m. today, Thursday, 30 January 2003. Our prayers and condolences are with his family during this time of grief. A memorial service is planned for Saturday February 1,2003 at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 716 Main Street, Garland, TX.
DEGENHART, PAUL Class of 57
Driggers, Peggy Ann Weiss class of 56
Evans, Sandra Lou JohnsonThis is the first time I had seen years 55 56 57 on classmates. My sister who was voted best all around for the first graduating mid term class. She was killed in a car wreck in 1963. She was in the Navy after graduation for a short time. Married and Mother of 3 children. I remember a few names from her classmates. Larry (Bo) Earnest, Shirley Adcock. Please add her name to the list of gone but not forgotten. Any of her classmates that would like to can reach me may do so at email@example.com my name is Ruth Ann Johnson (Duncan) Thank you, Ruth Ann
Kenneth "Butch" Flournoy (57)
GRANT, IMES Class of 57
Graduate of West Point. See his eulogy at http://www.aog.usma.edu/Class/1961/61Grant.htm
David Graves Class of 55
Dear Joe, I am David Graves' partner
and want to inform the class about his loss. Here is the obituary that appeared in the San
Francisco Chronicle. Sincerely, Erica Fielder
On Saturday, January 27, David Graves, 64, died of a heart attack that occurred while returning from jogging in his beloved McLaren Park. David was deeply passionate about preserving the wild in the City. He believed that we couldnıt be fully human without close proximity to nature in all aspects of our lives.
He was especially devoted to the students and staff of Visitacion Valley, Gloria R. Davis Academic, and Luther Burbank Middle Schools where he conducted his program, Kids In Parks. Students hiking and exploring with David became acquainted with the birds and insects, the mammals and plants in their local parks. Not only did the kids behold the transformation of
butterflies from egg, to pupa, to winged adult, but also they learned to work with tools and natural materials to buffer and protect the banks of the parkıs streams and trails from erosion. Whether outdoors or in the classroom, David spiced his lessons with tales of the wily coyote, drawnfrom Native American wisdom about the quirkiness of humans and our relationship with nature. We will miss you Mr. Coyote!
In response to news of Davidıs sudden malady, teachers from his schools arrived with armloads of letters and posters made by the children, expressing their love and appreciation for his lessons, and sorrow at his passing. He wanted the children to know he received your messages.
David drew his inspiration and perseverance from his muse and long time companion, naturalist-artist Erica Fielder of Fort Bragg, CA. Authors Barry Lopez, Gary Snyder, Terry Tempest Williams, and Carolyn Merchant provided the words and philosophy that formed his life commitment to a healthier world.
He died leaving many projects undone. To name a few: a wildlife corridor between McLaren Park and San Bruno Mt. which would allow for gray fox access between wild places; educational programs for the Institute For Deep Ecology; and a city-wide environmental education curriculum for San Francisco schools.
Donations to Kids In Parks, which will be continued by Davidıs four trained interns, may be made in his name to the non-profit Neighborhood Parks Council, 783 Buena Vista West, San Francisco, 94117.
David is survived by his partner, Erica, and his 90 year old stepmother of Dallas. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at the Roundhouse in McLaren Park on Sunday, February 3rd at noon. If weather permits we will hold the ceremony outdoors. Bring something to sit on, warm clothes, sun protection and a memento or flowers for the alter. To get to the Roundhouse, take Silver west from 101, go ten blocks. Turn left on University, go six blocks to the entrance to the park at Woolsey.
Dale Harris (56)
Passed away July 15 2003-Submitted by Evelyn Cronkhite Wright
HAYNES, JIMMY DON
HILBURN, BEN (56)
HILL, JERRY Class of 57
Howard, Don Class o f55
Don Humphries (55)I was helping Richard Clifton locate some old football team members and learned that Don Humphries ('55) passed away in November 2002. Please add him to the list. Thanks Ruby
Jesse "Don" Ivey Class of 56
Jones, Jo Von Class of 55
Jo-Von (Jones) Tucker passed away on December 17, 2003 from complications from diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)." She had lived in NY and Cape Cod for many years, wrote several books, was "Marketing Women of the Year in NY" and traveled around the world as a catalog consultant. She received over 200 awards in advertising. For the last 13 years of her life she lived in Cape Cod and owned "Clambake Celebrations."
JONES, TERRY Class of 57
JOHNSTON, ROBER Class of 57
Rebecca Kirby King Class of 57
LUNSFORD, DONNIE JOE
MARCHANT, VERNON Class of 55
McDONALD, FRED Class of 55
McGOWAN, ALFORD Class of 55
NEW, DONALD Class of 56
Ruby, I saw in today's obits that Donald New died. He was a tall, lanky member of the '56 class. A really good guy. Bill
NICHOLS, JOE TED
Passed away in 2000
NICHOLS, WALLACE Class of 56
NYCUM, JOANN Class of 57
PERIGO, RICHARD Class of 55
Billy Phillips Class of 56
Submitted by Richard Biondi
REAMES, HARLAN Class of 55
Reames, Shirley Haning
Reynolds, Mary Lou
Passed away many years ago at the age of 23
RICHEY, J. C. Class of 55
ROSE, MORRIS DEE
Ruby, I learned from Ed Ward on Wednesday, 6/09/04, that Morris Rose died on 5/30/04. He had recently undergone open-heart surgery in Florida and returned home and apparently had complications and died. As you know, we have been trying to make contact with Morris for three or four months regarding the 50th anniversary of the City Championship Team of 1954.
Found his obituary in the Florida local newspaper and am forwarding it to you as info. Richard Clifton
Morris Dee Rose, 67, of Spruce Creek Preserve Florida
Morris Dee Rose, of Spruce Creek Preserve, died on Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Ocala. Born Nov. 4, 1936, in Jasper, Texas, son to Thomas W. and Mary Abbie (Gentry) Rose, he came here in 1999 from LaPort, Texas. He was 67.
Mr. Rose retired in 1998 after 25 years as a chemical (liquid) loader and unloader with Rohm and Haas Company, Deer Park, Texas. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bingo at Spruce Creek Preserve Community Center and was past president, past member of the OCAW Local 4-367, Pasadena, Texas, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union.
Survivors include his wife, Marion J.; daughter, Deanne Rochelle Dillon and husband Michael Roy of Round Rock, Texas; five stepsons, Carol Delane "Bo" Whitton and wife Carolyn of Cleveland, Texas, Michael Ears Whitton and wife Maggie of Shepherd, Texas, Ronald Paul Whitton of California, Winston Earl Byrd and wife Patty of Belle Glade, Fla., Kenin Keith Byrd and wife Sue of Palm Coast, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Bernie Rose and wife Dorothy of Dripping Springs, Texas.
SHELTON, ROBERT Class of 57
SMITH, DENA Class of 57
Smith, Richard Class of 57
Stanley, Edgar Wayne "Ed"
Passed away Jan 3, 2001. Employed with Ensearch Exploration for 43 years, Ed was a Master Mason, serving as Past Master of Cedar Creek Lake Lodge #1421. Ed was also a proud Eagle Scout. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sylvia Hill Stanley who was also a graduate of SOC.
TAYLOR, CHUCK Class of 56
THOMPSON DUANE Class of 55
Passed away in July 2001. He had a sudden heart attack. Information was received by Evelyn Wright from his sister In November 2002
TRULL, RONNIE Class of 57
VAUGHN, PATSY Class of 57
Vess, Martha (Phillips) Class of 57
Ruby, I did not get to attend our last SOC reunion, nor have I
attended any of them. I do hope I am still alive when the next one comes up.
definately want to be there.
After looking over the list of those from 55-56-57 classes deceased, I'd
like to add my dear friend, who passed away in Jan 1991 of breast
cancer......Martha Vess (married name was Phillips), class of 57.
Don't know if any other classes are represented but if so, her brother,
Bob J. Vess (class of 59) died in Sept 2003 of a sudden heart attack.
These were special friends of mine thru the years, but did not know of
this site until recently.
Please let me know when & if future reunions are planned.
Thanks Bill Sparks Class of 57
WATSON, PEGGY Class of 55
WATSON, ZACK Class of 55
Zach was in Vietnam and in the military for some years. He later worked for the Dallas Sheriff's office and would occasionally show up at my office at the Addison Police Department to visit with my then-lieutenant who had worked with him at DSO. He died of cancer. Information received from Ruby Slaughter. Passed away in 1991
WHITE, JO ANN (FRANKLIN)
WILLIAMS, CHARLOTTE Class of 57
WILLIAMS, WINDELL Class of 55
WILSON, JUNE Class of 57
David Zook (55)
JOE, Neal Coker (firstname.lastname@example.org) class of 57, got my monthly retirement paper from the City, and notice a death notice of David Zook, I beleive he was in the Class of 55, and was in the Police dept.If so, you can add him to the list.
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