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Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1971 "Fallen Rebels"

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Carlos Ventura Sandoval

June 23rd, 1953 - July 11th, 2017

Carlos Ventura Sandoval, age 64 of Lucas, Texas, went to heaven on July 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Carlos was born on June 20, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Ventura and Stella (Fulton) Sandoval. He was a devoted and loyal son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, who never met a stranger. He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Ventura Sandoval and Stella Fulton Sandoval, as well as many uncles and aunts. Carlos had a very long and fulfilling career in the oil and gas industry where he met many of his lifelong friends and associates. He had a passion for music, comics, pop culture, playing cards, board games, going to the casinos and traveling. He is survived by two brothers, James Sandoval, Bob Sandoval (spouse-Connie) and one sister Mary Fuentes (spouse-Louis). Many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, whom he loved dearly. Girlfriend, Frances Ooten, along with many friends and family who showed much love and support during his long battle.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Sparkman Richardson Funeral Home, located at 1029 S. Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081.

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Carlos Ventura Sandoval, age 64 of Lucas, Texas, went to heaven on July 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Carlos was born on June 20, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Ventura and Stella (Fulton) Sandoval. He was a devoted and loyal son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, who never met a stranger. He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Ventura Sandoval and Stella Fulton Sandoval, as well as many uncles and aunts. Carlos had a very long and fulfilling career in the oil and gas industry where he met many of his lifelong friends and associates. He had a passion for music, comics, pop culture, playing cards, board games, going to the casinos and traveling. He is survived by two brothers, James Sandoval, Bob Sandoval (spouse-Connie) and one sister Mary Fuentes (spouse-Louis). Many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, whom he loved dearly. Girlfriend, Frances Ooten, along with many friends and family who showed much love and support during his long battle.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Sparkman Richardson Funeral Home, located at 1029 S. Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081.

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JO ANNE NOBLE

March 27th, 1953 - April 19th, 2017

A warrior struck down today, next to stories of Joan of Arc, Jo Anne has been one of the bravest, never give up, good souls I have ever met. I was able to get to know her these past few years and she was a dynamo, never give up warrior against her situation, always smiling, making jokes and helping everyone around her as they made their journeys through cancer treatments. Some made it and some did not but no matter what was going on Jo Anne was the kind of friend everyone wants to have because she never gave up. People like Jo Anne are rare to have as friends so when you meet one of these special souls please recognize you are in the presence of strong courage and faith. Thank you Jo Anne for your friend ship and Godspeed on your New Journey.
Joseph Mc Elyea

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STEVEN MICHAEL STRATTON

July 8th, 1953 - March 24th, 2017

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Steven Michael Stratton passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, surrounded by his
Loving family after a courageous battle with cancer and its complications. Steve
*as was born on July 28, l953, to Mildred Frances (Gunn) Stratton and William Arthur
Stratton in Kansas City. Mo. While earnings his degree in business at Texas Tech
University and working as a flight in structure, he met his beautiful wife of 40 years
Lanette, who was one of his students. Steve's passion for flying began as a small
child while watching his Father, who was an airline pilot. Steve earned his private
flying license at the age of 14, and went on to follow in his father’s footsteps flying
for Braniff Airways. Second to his wife and children, flying was the love of his life.
In l98l Braniff Airways declared bankruptcy, so after the birth of his first son that
same year, Steve began his career as a financial advisor. Steve spent nearly 30 years
at New York Life, earning a reputation For the highest standards of character and
integrity and building a family business. which his two sons carry on today.
Apart from his career, much of Steven’s time and heart was dedicated to international
missions and ministry with an emphasis on sharing the Good News of Jesus and
the spiritual growth of new believers. Steve began his mission work by participating
in evangelistic trips 14 years ago with an organization called international
Commission.  Having traveled all over the world with International Commission,
Steve's Focus for the Last 19 years has been in the country of Peru where God opened
doors for ministry deep into the heart of the country from the remote parts of the
Amazon rainforest all the way to the highlands of the Andes Mountains. Steve
raised up a generation of disciples in Peru, and following God’s direction, starred
countless churches. sharing the Gospel, leading thousands to Christ. and providing
for their continued spiritual growth and development.
Steve was a godly man and a loving husband. Father and grandfather. He was
proceeded in death by his mother, Fran, and his brother, Mark. He is survived by
his wife. Lanette; four children and their spouses: Mark Stratton and wife, Austin;
Holly Hardy and husband, Jon; Michael Stratton and wife, Ashley; Joy Medellin
and husband, Ryan; four grandchildren: Adaline Stratton, Maddox Stratton, and Brylee
Stratton and Teagan Stratton and by his father. W.A. Stratton. and sister. Dustin
Grey and husband Collie.
Steve was a pastor, minister, teacher. financial professional, husband. dad,
grandfather, brother, and son, but most of all, he was a disciple of Jesus Christ. He
has run his race to completion and finished strong. and is now enjoying his eternal
reward. He will be dearly missed.
STRATTON, Steven Michael Age 63, died on March 24, 2017. Visitation 6-8 pm Wed., at RFH. Service will be at 2:00PM Thur. Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano.

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JOHN DAVIS BARRENTINE

April 28th, 1953 - May 18th, 2016

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DANIEL (DANNY) T. NICHOLS

January 29th, 1953 - March 18th, 2016

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Gladewater - Graveside services for Danny Nichols, 63, of Longview, Texas will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Simpsonville Cemetery in Upshur County, Texas. Mr. Nichols passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Longview, Texas.

Daniel “Danny” Thomas Nichols was born on January 29, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to John and Audrey Rice Nichols. He worked for Dana Corporation as a Journeyman sheet metal technician. 

Mr. Nichols is survived by his sister, Debi Spencer and husband, Mike; nephew, Sean Spencer and wife, Kristi; niece, Stefanie Smith and husband, Jeb, all of White Oak, as well as six great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater, Texas.
SERVICES

Graveside Service

Monday, March 21, 2016
11:00 AM

Simpsonville Cemetery 
Upshur County, Texas

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NICHOLAS DEAN TAYLOR

February 15th, 1953 - December 20th, 2015

POSTED BY JOHN PATE ON FACEBOOK...

Yesterday, I received word through the TJ grapevine that Nick Taylor has died. No one would describe us as best friends but, like everyone at TJ, I knew Nick. I couldn’t find any additional information except the location of the service in North Austin – literally five minutes from where I live – and I decided to go.
There were 20-25 people there and I didn’t know anyone except his younger brother Bobby. He had another brother I’d never met and I asked him how Nick died. Apparently, he had been in poor health for some time and was in a San Antonio nursing home. Nick suffered from diabetes and lost his leg last year. He battled pneumonia off and on and this last bout put him on a respirator. Apparently, he wasn’t going to recover and they removed him from the respirator. He died December 20.
I hadn’t seen Nick since high school – never at a reunion or luncheon – but his name came up from time to time. No one seemed to know anything specific except that he’d “gone off the deep end” and was into drugs and alcohol. It turns out that Nick battled bi-polar disorder from his early to mid 20s. By the time it was properly diagnosed – some ten years later - he’d lost his marriage and a promising career which precipitated his descent into drug and alcohol abuse.
The leader of the service spoke of Nick’s “two lives”. The first was the one I remember – star athlete, popular guy, basically the winner who “had it all” and the second life where he dealt with his disease. You may recall I was a basketball junkie growing up. For those of us who lived to play, there was only one place to work on our game and that was the Walnut Hill Recreation Center aka “The Rec”. It was the basketball mecca of Dallas and I met many of my future high school classmates there. If you wanted to learn to play and you wanted to play against the best in the area, that’s where you went - regardless of race, creed, gender or, in my case, height. That’s where I met Nick sometime around the 5th or 6th grade and our shared passion for the game kept us on each other’s radar from then through high school graduation.
He was a big guy who really loved the game. Because of his size and ability, he was always playing with guys older than we were. You may recall he was on the Cary “varsity” in the 8th grade with Lewis Orr’s exceptional team that either won or came close to winning the city championship that year. It was the same in high school where he played on the Varsity as a sophomore – no small feat at a school renown for its basketball program. He was on the 1970 team that went to the state tournament (our junior year) and a significant contributor. Nick could play.
Basketball gave him celebrity but it didn’t define him – at least for me. Nick was a good guy and, as far as I could tell, liked by everyone. He had a sweet and gentle disposition that belied his passion, energy and athleticism. He was a good looking guy who could have been an arrogant jerk because of his accomplishments. But he wasn’t – at least not to me. I was sad to learn he lost all that to a disease that was beyond his control and that no one really understood back then.
I’m glad I went so that someone, other than family, from his “first life” was there. Respects were paid and questions were answered. I tell my children (and they pretend to listen) that life isn’t about how you start, it’s about how you finish. I learned that once Nick was able to control his disease, he began going to AA meetings and had been sober for 25 years. He spent the remainder of his life trying to help others who struggled as he did.
Not a bad way to finish Nick.
John Pate – posted on Facebook

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TAYLOR, Nicholas Dean
Age 62, of San Antonio, passed away Dec. 20, 2015. Service Dec. 22, 3 PM at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery Mausoleum. Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin, TX.
 

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DR. RICHARD STEVEN CLARK

December 22nd, 1952 - February 22nd, 2015

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Steve Clark, age 62, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Dec. 22, 1952, to Jacqueline Kearby and Richard Clark in Oklahoma City, Okla. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas, and joined the United States Army in 1973. After basic training, Steve was designated by the Seventh United States Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy as a distinguished graduate. He was awarded recipient of the Commander in Chief United States Army Europe, Seventh Army Award and winner of the General George S. Patton Award for Excellence. He was named No. 1 in academy. His additional recognitions include National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2D Award, Expert Rifle, Expert Hand Grenade, and he was ultimately discharged with honors in 1978. He received a Bachelor of Science in aviation management in 1978 from The American International University in Pasadena, Calif. His official transcript at Embry-Riddle/Cameron University credits him with 45 hours from 1975 to 1977. The United States Army Academy Flight Operation credits him with 30 hours. In 1996, Steve was inducted in the International Order of Phi Theta Kappa Society. In 1997, Steve received an Associate of Science degree in pre-medical, summa cum laude, along with an associate degree in biology, summa cum laude. Steve successfully completed a post graduate course of study and certificate of completion from Parker School for Professional Success in 1997. In 2000, he satisfied requirements for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic. He was further recognized in 2001 with The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, as authorized and licensed to practice the art and science of chiropractic. He was additionally awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2002. In 2002, Steve owned and operated a Chiropractic Clinic in Garland, Texas. After an introduction to the oil and gas industry in 2005, Steve relocated his family to Nacogdoches, Texas. Steve had a deep love for his family and friends. He was the best cook ever, bar none, and that was matched only by his wit and humor. Steve began piloting airplanes at age 16 and shared his love of the Lord in his church and prison ministries. Steve was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. Steve is preceded in death by his father, Richard Clark. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife, Debora Yvette Holloway, whom he wed on Feb. 15, 1984. He is survived by loving daughters, Christy Clark Reyes and husband, Frankie, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Wendy Leighanne Clark of Keller, Texas, Steffanie Renee Stewart and husband, Neal, of Celina, Texas, and Demi Yvette Nugent and husband, Jake, of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Steven Andrew Clark of Nacogdoches, Texas; mother, Jacqueline Kearby Clark of Oklahoma; and brothers, "Boots" Jack Clark of New York and John Clark of Yukon, Okla. He is also survived by grandchildren, Blake James, Emily Clark, Presly Stewart, Payton Miller, Stacey Clark, Kinley Stewart and baby Nugent; his mother-in-law, brothers and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. "Have I told you lately that I love you?" Laird Funeral Home.

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THOMAS ALEXANDER GILBREATH, JR.

March 10th, 1953 - January 17th, 2015

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Services for Thomas Alexander Gilbreath Jr., 61, of Tyler, will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Bascom Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilbreath passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Tyler. He was born March 10, 1953, in Dallas to Thomas Alexander and Betty L. Lawrence Gilbreath Sr.
Tom graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971. He was inducted into the High School Football Hall of Fame. He graduated from the University of North Texas, where he belonged to Kappa Sigma Fraternity of North Texas. He was a member of the East Texas Area Claims Association. As an avid outdoorsman, Tom loved to fish and hunt.  
Tom was preceded in death by his god parents, Kathryn "Tat" and Bill Hill.  
He is survived by his loving family including former wife of 33 years, Loraine Gilbreath; daughters, Melissa Barker and husband Jeff, of Whitehouse, Meredith Archie and husband Kenny, of Tyler, and Meghan Beasley and husband Jason, of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Payton, Rylan, Paige, Blake, Logan, Caden and Paxston; his parents, Tom and Betty Gilbreath, of College Station; sister, Cindy Harrington and husband Jim, of Georgetown; and his dog, Stella.  
Pallbearers will be Joey Applewhite, Chuck McCool, Dan Emerson, Greg Williams, James "Bull" Durrum, Alfredo Hermosillo, Dale Acker, Payton Troyer and John Freeman.
Honorary pallbearer will be Tommy Lucas.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

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From Tom Lucas on January 19th, 2015
Image This is one of the toughest posts I've had to make to our TJ Website.  Tom and I were roommates for two years in college and have been best friends for over fifty years.  I have so, so, so many fond memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Everytime we either got together or just talked on the phone, one of us would make the comment "Do you remember when..." and all of a sudden we were going down memory lane and laughing about our ventures and time together only the two of us could remember.  I will miss you by best buddy.  It will be so difficult not hearing your voice or your laughter or taking your calls!  I will treasure the way we always ended our conversations by saying to one another "I love yah Buddy."
I love yah Buddy....  Tom Lucas
 

CYNTHIA JANE MURRAY

April 17th, 1953 - November 17th, 2014

Cynthia Jane Murray, of Norris passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born April 17, 1953 in Decatur, Illinois to the late Robert K. Murray and Martha Jeanne Shields. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Texas Tech University.

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Cynthia Jane Murray, of Norris passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born April 17, 1953 in Decatur, Illinois to the late Robert K. Murray and Martha Jeanne Shields. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Texas Tech University.

She is survived by: 
Children…………. Emily Brady Darragh & husband Pat 
Bryan Brady & wife Esther 
Anne and Shannon Brady 
Granddaughter……… Isla Catherine Darragh 
Sister……………….. Dian Murray Baxter of Austin, TX

The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 pm, Friday, November 21, 2014 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow. Her burial will follow at Norris Memorial Garden. Memorials may be sent to UT Cancer Center or Stand Up 2 Cancer, File 1224, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-1224. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

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Deborah Lynn Martin (Adcox)

October 24th, 1952 - August 6th, 2014

Dear Tom L:  Debbie Martin Adcox (Deborah Martin, TJ '71) passed away today, August 6, 2014, at approximately 1pm (Dallas time). Memorial service plans are pending.  A memorial service will be held in Atlanta, Georgie, in the next few days, then a few days later, she will be laid to rest in the Martin family plot in Jarrell, Texas.  I will send more information as I hear.  Thank you for letting people know abou this sad news.
Sincerely, John Adcox (married to Karen Weynand Adcox)

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Deborah Lynn Martin Adcox, age 61, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertie Martin. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Tim Adcox of Atlanta, GA, her brother Ronald Martin of Carrollton, TX, and her sister, Cherie Carter of Georgetown, TX.

Debbie was born on October 24, 1952 in Longview, TX. She received a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and worked in business in the areas of administration and sales management.

Friends will be received on Saturday, August 9 from 5pm-7pm at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. A service celebrating the life of Debbie Adcox will be held on Sunday, August 10 at 3:00pm, at Smoke Rise Baptist Church with Rev. Ernie Forrester, Rev. Chris George and Rev. Kathy Dobbins officiating.

If you would like to make donations on her behalf, please make them to: Smoke Rise Baptist Missions Special Needs. (Note Debbie Adcox memorial)
A burial service will be held on Thursday, August 14 at 1:30pm at Gabriel’s Funeral Chapel, 393 North Interstate 35, Georgetown, TX 78628,

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PHILLIP B. "STEVE" STEPHENS

October 19th, 1952 - March 9th, 2014

Steve went to the hospital in late February for gal bladder surgery and had a sever heart attack.  He was moved from the hospital to his sisters home under hospice where he was kept comfortable for his final days.

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Stephens, Philip B "Steve" Stephens, Philip B. (Steve to all) October 19th 1952- March 9th 2014. The son of Joe and Marjorie Stephens, Steve is survived by four sisters; Erika, Stansel, Marjorie, Leonora, and four brothers John, Rufus, George and Benjamin; nieces and nephews too numerous to count. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1976. Steve led an eclectic life, full of many passions. Politics were of a particular concern to him. He believed in a more just and equal society for all of us. He delighted in movies, books and music of all types. He loved sci-fi, mystery, and horror but also lighter subjects. Print, on screen, with clubs and at conventions were places he could express it along with us. Baseball and the Texas Rangers were also highlights of his day. A saint in the Church of the Sub-Genius, juggling, magic, coin collecting combined to fit into this mélange of Steve. His main passion though was for his siblings and their children. He was always willing to entertain children, to babysit and interact with them as though they were his equals. He would share his interests and participate in their own. He showed pride in them as if their accomplishments were part of a greater collective good that he had helped bring about in some small way. He will always be cherished. A memorial service celebrating Steve's life will be held on Monday, April 28th at 3pm at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas located at 4015 Normandy Ave, Dallas 75202. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations made in his memory be made to KERA 90.1 FM, the public radio station in Dallas. 

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS JONES

December 27th, 1952 - March 7th, 2014

Mike passed away I believe on Friday of last week from lung cancer that was diagnosed last July and moved into his spinal fluids (very aggressive).  There is a viewing tonight from 6-8PM at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall.  The service is tomorrow at Lakepoint Church in room 114 but I do not know at what time.  Sad.  Mike and I were childhood friends that lived three houses apart when we were in grade school. 
 
Bill Alexander, AIA NCARB ASHE CCP

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BORN: Saturday December 27, 1952
DIED: Friday March 7, 2014

SERVICE

Tuesday March 11, 2014 
10:00 AM
Lake Pointe Church, Room A-114
701 East I-30
Rockwall, TX   75087 
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VISITATION

Monday March 10, 2014 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel
2500 State Hwy. 66 East
Rockwall, TX   75087 
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Michael Douglas Jones, age 61 of Rowlett, TX, passed away March 7, 2014. He was born December 27, 1952, in Joplin, MO, to Harold W. and Betty (Payne) Jones. Michael was a member of Lake Pointe Church where he was part of the Media Team. He was a devoted family man, known as “Pops” to his granddaughters.  Michael enjoyed spending time with his family, especially to do anything outdoors including fishing, hunting, boating and riding his motorcycle.  He was dearly loved and will be missed.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 36 years: Sherri Jones of Rowlett, TX; daughter: Lindsey Knight and husband Austin, and son: Chris Jones and wife Crystal all of McKinney, TX; brother: Doug Jones and wife Danielle of Fort Wayne, IN; sister: Barbara Keesee of Dallas, TX; granddaughters: Camdyn and Colbie Jones and Harper Knight.

Funeral services will be held 10:00am Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lake Pointe Church Room A-114 with Pastor Bob Parks officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

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From Pat Wilder on March 12th, 2014
They will be in our prayers and asking God for his comfort and strength to their families.  I went to Mike’s service yesterday and it was sad, but very uplifting knowing he left a legacy and such a profound and positive impact on the lives he touched.  He is without the pain he was enduring and suffered with.  I know Sherry, the kids, grand-kids, and his brother, Doug, were blown away by the support that showed up for them in their time of need.  It was a ceremony done right! 
 
I left with a heavy heart but a renewed spirit to let those know who have been my friends just how much they have meant to me through the years.  I can only hope I have been a good friend, too.  Bless all of you, and the class of ’71 is diminished only by the physical bodies these fallen Rebels have occupied.  Their spirit and memories of them will be in our hearts, prayers, and we will certainly hoist a tall cold one for each of them at our next gathering!!
 
Blessings to All………….Pat
 

BRIAN FREIS

June 13th, 1953 - September 21st, 2013

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Brian Freis passed Sunday, September 22, 2013, from complications from lung surgery.
 
Mr. Brian Freis, 60 of Greenville, Texas passed away September 22, 2013. Brian was born in Joliet, Illinois June 13, 1953, to Robert Charles and the late Marie C. Freis. He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Gayle Freis of Dallas, son Jason and girlfriend Amanda Geuder, son Chris and wife Kristen; brothers Brad and wife Donna, Gary and wife Nancy, Mark and wife Sharon, Scott and wife Linda; sisters Debbie Schoeberl and husband Gary of Jamesville, Minnesota and Kim Hutchinson and husband Mike of Austin; along with many nieces and nephews, (and his loving dog Peanut.) He will always be loved and truly missed by many friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 4:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30p.m
 
 

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From Warren Wright on September 24th, 2013
I remember Brian as a warm, friendly easy-going guy.  I am sure his memory will live on in the hearts of his children and family.  
 

LESLIE (JOE) LINDSEY

July 29th, 1953 - October 28th, 2012

July 29, 1953 - October 28, 2012

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Lindsey, Leslie Joe Services for L. Joe Lindsey, 59, New London, will be at 10:00 am Friday, November 2, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton, with Reverend Stan Cox officiating. Burial will in Rusk County Memorial Gardens, near Henderson. Mr. Lindsey died Sunday, October 28, 2012, in New London. He was born July 29, 1953, in Overton to the Late Travis Lois Lindsey and Ruby Dean Gamble Lindsey. He retired from Merchants Services, Inc, after 12 years of services and moved to New London. He married Twilla Rose October 26, 1999, in Paris and he was a Baptist. Mr. Lindsey was a dedicated member of the Henderson Country Club and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, and he was a faithful Ranger's fan. Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, L. R. Lindsey and Millie Ann Arnold Lindsey and an uncle, Billy M. Lindsey. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Twilla Lindsey, New London; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lydia Lindsey, Paris, Leslie and Stanley Cox, Paris, and Mendy and Deven Wakefield, Forgan, Oklahoma; a son, Jason Wunsch, New London; his mother, Ruby Lindsey, Paris; five grandchildren, Carsen Cox, Ella Rea Cox, McKenzie Wakefield, Bryan and Matt Morris; and numerous cousins. Pallbearers will be Tommy Revelle, Jon Dean, Stan Cox, Sr., Stan Cox, Jr., Jason Wunsch and Kevin Dudo. Honorary pallbearer will be Carsen Cox. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 1. Online registration and condolences are available atwww.cottlefuneralhome.com. Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home 905 South Commerce Overton, Tx 75684

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NANCY GLENNAN (TOMBERLIN)

September 24th, 1953 - January 22nd, 2012

 

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Tomberlin, Nancy Glennan Nancy Glennan Tomberlin earned her angel wings and flew home on January 22, 2012. Born September 24, 1953, in Jackson, Mississippi, Nancy moved to Dallas in 1959. She graduated from TJ High School and began her dream of traveling. She graduated from Braniff International Airlines in 1973 and spent her career as a flight attendant. Her passions included friendships throughout the world, animals and their unconditional love, and her two precious grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Tomberlin and her father, Kenneth Glennan. She is survived by her mother, Sally Glennan; her daughter Alison Davidson Slaton, husband Sean, children Douglas and Hudson; sister Elizabeth Glennan, brother Michael Glennan, and extended Braniff family. The memorial service will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:30pm at Restland's Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Paws Across Texas.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from January 25 to January 26, 2012

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From Tom Lucas on January 24th, 2012
 Posted on Facebook on 01/23/2012 by Nancy's daughter...

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am writing to let you know my Mother Nancy Glennan Tomberlin passed away very suddenly yesterday. 

We will be gathering to celebrate her life in a memorial service at Restland Wildwood Chapel on Friday at 12:30 p.m. 

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this tough time. We feel beyond blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. 
 
From Robbie Read on April 16th, 2012
 Oh, how I loved your mom! I was a flight attendant with her, and my times with her were some of my happiest! I called her Stewardess Glennan, and boy did she keep me laughing! I am shocked to hear she is gone. I know how you will miss her! I will cherish my memories of her, and I know you will do the same. My thoughts are with you and your family. 
Sincerely,
Robbie Read
 

JERI ELAINE HOWELL (HODGES)

January 17th, 1954 - December 8th, 2011

 From Bill Turner 12/09/2011

I just received word that Jeri Howell passed away yesterday.  I'm pretty sure her husband was a rebel too.  His last name was Hodges.  She worked with my mother a while back at the DISD and my mother just sent me an email.

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Jeri Elaine Hodges 

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Hodges, Jeri Elaine The school children of Texas and educational technology have lost a strong advocate. On Thursday, December 8th, Jeri Elaine Hodges passed away after a long battle with Cancer. She was born January 17, 1954, in El Dorado, Arkansas. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas and Texas Tech University where she graduated with a degree in education. She holds masters degrees from Texas Woman's University and East Texas State University. Jeri began her career with the Dallas Independent School District as a special education early childhood teacher at W.W. Bushman Elementary School in Oak Cliff. Jeri was then promoted to resource teacher and, at that time, realized very early on the potential for the utilization of computers in education. She then embarked on a 15-year career to integrate technology and the teaching capabilities utilizing computers into the entire education process throughout Texas. In the early 1970's Jeri realized the potential for utilizing computers in the education of children. She began to formulate visions and initiatives, which integrated technology as a strong and limitless teaching tool. As she formulated those ideas, she began to rise through the ranks of the Dallas Independent School District to the point where she held the position of Executive Director of Instructional Technology from 1992-2000. As the Education Technology Specialist, she designed a district-wide program for the integration of technology into special education classrooms. The program was recognized as a first recipient of the National School Boards Association "Innovative Uses of Technology in Education" award in 1990. In 1986 she launched the Special Technology Advisory Committee, which was a one-of-a-kind initiative, which brought special educational personnel from various instruction disciplines to receive training in computer basics, utilization of software, and this program became an unprecedented element for teachers in the state of Texas. Her journey in education moved to the Texas Education Agency as the Technology Consultant and Grand Administrator on projects such as the Technology Applications Teacher Network (TATN, 2000-2010), the Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP, 2002-2008) and Vision 2020 (2008-2010). She really loved this work and was a champion for technology grants in rural and disadvantaged districts. As an early visionary of educational technology she took tremendous pride in being present for the rollout of laptop and technology grants. She would travel to the far reaches of Texas to make sure children were given every advantage. She would come home so fulfilled by the expressions of kids entrusted with their first computer. The visionary became witness to the vision. As a lover of the outdoors, Jeri became very involved in the construction of the homestead family ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, on the cliffs overlooking the Brazos River. Her greatest joy was spending time among the wildlife at the family ranch. She took a great interest in wildlife of all types, and was the founding secretary and organizer of the conservation movement that became the quail tech alliance through Texas Tech University. Her guidance and skill in providing the documentation for this program has added greatly to her legacy. Jeri became an accomplished hunter and wing shooter and has become an accomplished pheasant hunter, the highlight of which is the annual to South Dakota with her husband. Jeri loved travel and the arts. She served for many years as a board member of the Equest Therapeutic Riding Program based in Dallas and contributed to it's growth as an organization, promoting therapeutic riding for individuals of all disabilities. The impact of her vision and accomplishments will be manifested in educational programs throughout the state of texas for generations to come. Her pioneering leadership with regard to the emersion of technology into the educational process has enabled school children throughout the state for multiple generations to benefit and have every advantage, whether from urban upbringings or the poorest school district. Hodges spearheaded initiatives to ensure that all children of Texas had opportunity to the finest technology available. As a mother and new grandmother, Jeri was steadfast in her provision of limitless love and caring for her family. To her daughters, she served as guide, counselor and friend. She took great pride in the arrival of her first grandchild in November of 2009. Abigail Elaine Berger became to true light of her life and the recipient of Jeri's unending love and kindness. She was a truly remarkable woman who carried herself with a sort of strength that most can only aspire to possess. Jeri is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles M. Hodges, Dallas, two daughters, Courtney Lee Hodges, Dallas, and Christian Hodges Berger and husband Jonathan Berger, Dallas, and granddaughter Abigail Elaine Berger, Dallas, one sister Sherri Gill, Springvale, Minn., and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Shirley and Gerald Howell, Dallas. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3:00pm at University Park United Methodist Church located at 4024 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75225. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeri Hodges Memorial Fund at American Bank of Texas, P.O. Box 1619, Frisco, Texas 75034. If you wish to make a donation, please specify if you would prefer your donation to go to the Jeri Hodges Wildlife Endowment at the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University or the Jeri Hodges Technology in Education Scholarship at Region 10 Education Service Center.

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MICHAEL ALAN FRYAR

November 7th, 1953 - November 7th, 2010

02/24/2011
Per Nathan Margolis...


Sent a letter out to Mike Fryar last week and his wife left me a message at work last night.  Mike passed away November 7, 2010 (on his birthday) of lung cancer.  

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MICHAEL ALAN FRYAR
Nov 07, 1952
Nov 07, 2010
Last residence: 75007 (Carrollton, Denton, TX)

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From Philip Thompson on May 27th, 2011
I was sad to learn recently from Nathan Margolis that Mike Fryar had passed away late last year from lung cancer.  When we lived on Channel Drive while I was in Cary Junior High (before we moved over to Norcross), Mike was one of my very close circle of friends that included Larry Ralston, David Wick (also deceased), and J.B. Holmes (who wasn't in our class).  We mostly just hung out together at one or another's house on Allegheny; Larry and I were often working on some mad-scientist scheme and cooking up some new compound from a formula we had ordered out of one of the Popular Science type magazines.  Mike had a great upbeat attitude; seemed as though he was always smiling and laughing about one thing or another.  Rest in peace, Mike.  Philip 
 
From T Hagan on July 17th, 2012
Mike was a great friend and the kind of man you want your boy to grow up to be . Mike had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone whether he knew them or not. He believed Jesus was Lord and lived his life accordingly. The world is not the same without him. Mike was simply a good man and my best friend and I look forward to seeing him again someday.
 

JOE DAVID KINLAW

April 16th, 1953 - September 2nd, 2010

09/08/2010
Per Cami Gorsky - a family friend...

I saw where you were trying to locate people for what I assume is a class reunion.  I am sorry to inform you that I was notified of the Death of Joe David Kinlaw, of Woodland Park, CO last Thursday.  He had a rare Debilitating form of msr, type of uncurable, untreatable parkinsons disease.  I saw your request for addresses and thought I would let you know.  thanks, Cami Gorsky, friend of his wife.

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Kinlaw, Joe D. On September 2, 2010, Joe D Kinlaw lost his battle with a devastating, degenerative, terminal, neurological disease. Joe is survived by his beautiful wife Angie, who he was married to for 26 glamorous years, and three wonderful sons; Joe D Kinlaw II, a law student in CA, William Jake Kinlaw, a college student in CO and Jax Deerman Kinlaw, a high school student in Colorado Springs. A brilliant man, possessing an abundance of charm and sophistication. Joe will be remembered fondly to all those who knew him and his memory will be held with honor in our hearts. A private memorial service is to be held this week. Attendance by invitation only. 
 
Published in Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2010
 

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From Philip Thompson on May 28th, 2011
Looking back on our high school years from the perspective that 40 years affords, one thing that amazes me is the degree to which we fractured ourselves into various little carefully-defined and tightly-controlled social groups.  There were "social climbers," "jocks," "hoodlums," etc. -- even a few social outcasts who no one liked or included among their circle of friends.  I certainly don't mean this as any sort of accusation, criticism, or indictment of the TJ Class of 1971; I did the very same thing myself.  However, in retrospect, I'm not sure that organizing/limiting ourselves in that way served us very well.  You all know that Joe Kinlaw was considered by most to be a "hoodlum."  Just speaking for myself, Joe was always so kind and polite to me; I -- just speaking personally -- never saw anything negative or violent or his personality.  (I think Joe liked me because he sensed that, like him, I was rebelling against something, even if neither of us really knew excatly what it was that we were rebelling against.)  Looking back, I wonder now why many people (perhaps including me) had such a negative perception of Joe; he was actually a very good guy.  Let us not forget him, okay?  Philip 
 
From MARK MONTGOMERY on June 28th, 2011
WE ALWAY'S GOT ALONE !
 
From Will Giddens on May 1st, 2013
Joe Might Have Chosen A Different Path Than Some Of Us, But I Have A Good Memory Of Joe That May Not Be Known By Many. A Different Side Of Joe That Wasn't Seen By Hardly Anyone. At Cary, We Had Just Left School For The Day. I Was Run'n Up A Sidewalk When I Tripped Anf Fell. My Leg Was Badly Injured And Later Required Stiches. I Wasn't Sure It Wasn't Broken. Joe Was Near By And Ran Over To See If I Was OK. See'n That I Wasn't He Actually Swooped Me Up Into His Arms And Carried Me Back Into School To The Nurse. He Asked If I'd Be OK And I Said Yes. I've Never Forgotten Joe For That. He Had A Compasionate Heart.
 

RICHARD (RICK) NEIL CURRIN II

December 28th, 1952 - June 7th, 2010

12/29/2010
Per Nathan Margolis...

Richard Neil Currin II, age 57 of Castroville, and a member of New Fountain United Methodist Church, passed away June 7, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Dec. 28, 1952. A celebration of life service was held at the family residence June 26, 2010.
 

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Richard Currin II 

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Richard Neil Currin II, age 57 of Castroville and a member of New Fountain United Methodist Church, passed away June 7, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Dec. 28, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents: Attorney Richard Neil & Jean Ann Currin of Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife who stood by his side until his passing, Debbie Currin; brother, Kevin Currin; sister, Melissa Currin-Sorrells & brother-in-law Jesse Sorrells, children, Richard Neil Currin III & Jennifer Renee Currin & step-daughter, Michelle Renee Varney. Richard was a driver for Jose Cuervo and was a driver for Bud-Co. and was there # 1 Driver in 1993 Then went on to D & D Contractors. There will be a celebration of his LIFE held at 102 CR 572 Castroville,Texas 78009 on June 26, 2010 starting at 1:00 p.m. Donations will be welcomed. A service will be held at New Fountain United Methodist Church on July 10, 2010 4 miles E. of Hwy 173 on FM 2676 in Hondo,Texas.
Hondo Funeral Home
Hondo, TX
Published in Express-News on June 26, 2010

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DAVID KEITH WICK

March 20th, 1953 - March 11th, 2010

03/31/2010
Per Michaed Risser...

David Keith Wick was born March 20, 1953, and passed away March 11, 2010.
A memorial service was held March 15, 2010 
 

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From Philip Thompson on May 27th, 2011
I was saddened to learn in March of last year from Larry Ralston that Dave Wick had passed away from lung ailments/infections with which he had long struggled.  When we lived on Channel Drive while I was in Cary Junior High (before we moved over to Norcross), Dave was one of my very close circle of friends that included Larry Ralston, Mike Fryar (also deceased), and J.B. Holmes (who wasn't in our class).  Dave was one of the first guys I knew who had his own car, a little black MG Midget that I thought was so cool.  I later bought a dark green ("British Racing Green"/BRG) MGB of my own, and then a red Austin-Healey 3000 that I drove through college (still own both cars).  Dave, Larry, Mike, and the rest of us often just hung out together at one or another's house on Allegheny; as I mentioned in my note about Mike, Larry and I were often working on some mad-scientist scheme and cooking up some new compound from a formula we had ordered out of one of the Popular Science type magazines.  Dave was a class act, a rather quiet, reserved, thoughtful, and unassuming fellow -- the sort of friend one could depend on.  I'm sorry I lost touch with him through the years.  Rest in peace, Dave.  Philip 
 
From Kevin Keene on June 7th, 2011
  I met Dave shortly after transferring to TJ in November of our Junior year. Dave was a neighbor of Larry Ralston and the three of us spent a lot of time together. I remember a trip I took with Dave and Michael Risser when we drove to Lafayete La. one weekend during our senior year. The drinking age in La. was 18 so of course we took advantage of that fact. After too much cheap wine Michael was doing a very good impersonation of Ringo Star and Dave was speaking with a Scotish accent.We had a number of problems with the car-a leaking gas tank, the motor overheated after driving through a swarm of flies along the coast, running out of gas, etc. Dave was able to keep us going with his knowledge of cars. I made a number of trips with Dave; the most memorable was when we drove to Washington D.C. in Sept of '72 in the same black MG Midget Phil Thompson refered to( I had just bought it from Dave!). We stopped off at the U. of Arkansas where we stayed with Phil Thompson. Dave was a great travel companion and a great conversationist. He will be greatly missed.
Kevin 
 

CHARDELLE PROCTOR (COBURN)

February 18th, 1953 - December 27th, 2009

Passed from a heart attack per Cathy Freeman and Mark Siegel

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Chardelle Coburn 

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Coburn, Chardelle Proctor Chardelle passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at her home in DeSoto, Texas of a heart attack. Born in Dallas, Texas on 2/18/1953 to Willard Frank and June Proctor. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended Texas Tech. Chardelle was a long time member of East Dallas Christian Church. She worked for some 25 years at Proctor Press, Dallas, Texas. She is survived by her husband Bryant Coburn after a marriage of 33 years. Also surviving is her son Justin and his wife Esther. Her father Willard and his wife June and sister-in-law, Karen Proctor and nephew Willard Frank Proctor. Also, Julia Coburn, Mother-in-law, and brother-in-law and wife, Randall and Kaiyan Coburn. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 2, 2010, 2:00 pm at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline, Texas. Bartley Funeral Home 903-962-3333  

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PAUL RANDOLPH HUNNICUTT

September 8th, 1953 - October 14th, 2009


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Paul Hunnicutt

 
Hunnicutt, Paul R. Passed on Oct. 14. Born in Dallas Sept. 8, 1953. Attended UT Arlington & worked for British Airways. He will be missed by his family and friends. Survived by sister, Nancy Morgan and husband Al, nephews Kevin, Kyle, Jeremy & wife Marci Morgan. Preceded in death by parents Gereda & Matthew and sister Bettye Jayne. Graveside service Thursday, 10:30AM Restland Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Ave. 
 
Published in Dallas Morning News on October 20, 2009 

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From MARK MONTGOMERY on June 28th, 2011
ONE OF MY BEST LITTLE BUDDIES !
 
From Lou Anton on January 23rd, 2012
 I knew Paul from elemenary school all the way to high school graduation. He always had a ready smile. I truly believe he was one of the nicest people I have known. I visited with him @ our 20th reunion, looking back I am so grateful I spoke with him. Will miss you Paul.
 

CYNTHIA LEE TERESA SHELTON (SUTTON)

June 29th, 1953 - March 28th, 2009

09/14/2010...

Born June 29, 1953 in Dallas, Texas; passed away March 28, 2009. Teresa was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Kay Shelton. She is survived by her husband, Bill Sutton; her seven children, Jennifer Stewart, Sarah Stewart, Whitney De La Cruz, Weston Stewart, Lauren Orr, Tyler Stewart and Ashlyn Sutton; five grandchildren; father, James H. Shelton; brother, James R. Shelton and wife Jeri; as well as her cousin, Brenda Bell. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm, Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Restland's Memorial Chape

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JESSIE EARL HERRING

March 18th, 1953 - July 7th, 2008

07/07/2008
Per Harold Corey...

Jessie died today per Harold Corey.  Jesse was his brother in law.

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PETER DAVID SIITERI

March 28th, 1952 - August 25th, 2007

09/14/2007
Per Chris Siiteri....

Hi Tommy,
I wanted to let you know that Peter Siiteri died on August 25, 2007.  He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2007 and put up a courageous fight.  Services were held in Santa Rosa, CA.  Eric and I are understandably sad and take strength in the support of others.  As always, thanks for keeping us all together.  Love you, Chris 

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Peter David Siiteri 

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SIITERI, Peter David - Age 55 years, entered into rest at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Pentti Siiteri in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday August 25, 2007 following a valiant battle with cancer. Beloved brother of Jes, Eric, Chris and Kati, Peter was a professional actor and a food server at Bay Area restaurants. In his own words, "Over the past thirty-two years, I have gathered experience in performance, fine food, fine wine and gracious hospitality. For the last five years, I have immersed myself in the culture of Napa Valley. I know many of the men and women devoted to making some of the best wines on earth. They live here just as I do. Graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley introduced me to the wonders of the theater. Full circles are a gift of life. It is my pleasure to share mine here with my family and friends". Private family services have been held. Private inurnment, Valley Memorial Cemetery, Novato, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Helena Hospital Foundation, 10 Woodland Road, St. Helena, CA, 94574. Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539-2921
Published in the Press Democrat on August 29, 2007

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From Patti Fain Blackmon on August 22nd, 2011
I must say how much fun Pete Siiteri was.  When I hear the song "Summer of 69" I think about how much fun so many of our friends had that summer.  Pete was witty and funny and bright and so full of life.  He drove an 69 Charger and we thought it was so cooooool.  He lived in a cool old  house that is now the neighbor of the present George W. Bush.  Maybe wished I could have bought it then!  Still, could we have known how special and wonderful those days were...just wish I could re-live one.  God bless you all...Siiteri family.      Patti Fain Blackmon
 

DENNIS DALE COOK

July 17th, 1953 - May 14th, 2007

01/13/2011
From Rusty George...
Dale Cook passed away last year. Cancer. 

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From Mina Kelly on May 5th, 2011
My first love that I have never forgotten.  It saddens me that he is no longer in this world.
 

BRYAN EDWARD DIXON

April 13th, 1953 - February 28th, 2007

08/02/2010
From Jack Bragg, Jr...

Bryan Edward Dixon 
My dear friend Bryan Dixon passed away on February 28, 2007. Bryan had recently undergone surgery to remove some cancer in his neck  and was recovering at home to take some radiation and chemo.
A blood clot broke loose and went to his heart and killed him. He passed away at home while his wife Penny was preparing to take him to the hospital. 
Visitation will be at Mulky Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville on Friday March 2, 2007 around 6-8 and he will be buried on Sat the third. The funeral will be at the Tritetch Memorial United Methodist Church on Dixon and Morris Lane.
May God Bless him and keep him and his family during their hour of need.
Jack R. Bragg Jr.

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Surrounded by the love of his family Bryan Edward Dixon, age 53, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Medical Center of Lewisville.

He was born April 13, 1953 in Dallas to Olin and Geneva Parkerson Dixon and married Penny Biggs on May 11, 1979 in Lewisville. He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughters, Dixie Dixon-Lee and husband, Shaun of Denton and Rosalee Dixon of Flower Mound; parents, Olin and Geneva Dixon of Dallas; sister, Debbie Zinser and husband, Reverend Joe Zinser of Flower Mound and by numerous extended family members.

Bryan worked in construction but farming was always his passion. He had a great love for the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing, which led to many memorable times with his friends and family. Bryan was a blessing to his family and friends and he will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound. Interment will follow in Chinn’s Chapel Cemetery in Copper Canyon. Reverend Joe Shafer and Reverend Joe Zinser will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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From Jack Bragg on September 27th, 2013
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Went to the TJ luncheon today September 27, 2013. Sure missed you there buddy. I saw John Rodriguez and Nathan, we talked about Letot Elementary and it made me think of you. I took my new grandbaby dove hunting for the first time, Ms. Hadley is 7 months old. I found this picture of us in scouts. Rest in peace old friend.
 

SAMMIE MALCOLM BLAKELY

February 7th, 1953 - February 3rd, 2007


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Sammie Malcolm Blakely 

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BLAKELY, , SAMMIE MALCOLM Sammie Malcolm Blakely, born on February 7, 1953, went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2007 at the age of 53. Sam was adopted at an early age by Howard Blakely, who predeceased him in 2000. Sam is survived by his mother, Esta Pansy Blakely of Boerne, Texas, and his father, Billy Joe Faust of Texas City, Texas. Sam is survived by his two wonderful sons, Jared Ellis Blakely of San Antonio, Texas and Jonathan Andrew Blakely, also of San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Sam is survived by four brothers, Blake Howard Blakely of Bandera, Texas, George Faust of Houston, Texas, Jeffrey Faust of Houston, Texas and Robert Faust of Texas City, Texas as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Sam was raised in the Dallas, Texas area and spent most of his youth at Lake Texoma, where he enjoyed roaming the great outdoors. Sam graduated from Dallas Baptist College in 1971 with a Religion and Philosophy Degree and thereafter attended Southwestern Theological Seminary. Sam served 13 years in the military, serving both in an airborne unit and as a Commander of an M-1 tank platoon. Subsequent to his honorable discharge, Sam spent 5 years in church ministry as a Minister of Education and Business Administrator for First Baptist Church in Boerne as well as other churches in the San Antonio area. Shortly after leaving Boerne, Texas, Sam joined USAA and served as a manager and instructor for over 13 years in San Antonio, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. While employed by USAA, Sam touched the lives of many of his co-workers and developed life long friendships. Sam loved serving Jesus, teaching adults, teaching the Bible, table games and spending time with his sons. Additionally, he had the opportunity to take part in an archeological dig in Israel and traveled most of Western Europe. Sam will be dearly missed by his friends and family but we all rejoice that he is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be a celebration of Sams life held on the 14th of April, 2007 at Lake Texoma. For details, please call (830) 796-9151.  

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From John Battey on June 24th, 2011
I'm glad he was my friend. His sense of humor was always a good reality check for me when I took things too seriously.
 

MARIANNA WYATT

- - January 13th, 2007

01/16/2007
Per Trish Dabney...

Marianna Wyatt passed this week per Jack Bragg on 01/13/07 from heart failure.

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MARTHA VICTORIA (VIKKI) RUTHERFORD (KING)

- - October 30th, 2006

09/01/2000
Per David Rutherford, husband TJ Class of 1971 

Vicki passed away from beast cancer 10/30/06

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DAVID WAYNE HAGOOD

August 28th, 1953 - September 7th, 2005

09/08/2005
Per Clark Eaton...

David died 09/07/2005 of a heart attack

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HAGOOD, DAVID WAYNE, Age 52, joined our Lord in Heaven on September 7, 2005. Survived by the love of his life; Judy Riley, parents; Laura and Ralph Hagood, sister; Lee, brother; R.J., and many more family members and friends. Dave, we all will forever remember how much you enjoyed laughing, how much you enjoyed living; and, we most of all thank you for the incredible gift of giving and leaving a piece of your love and yourself instilled in our hearts and lives for eternity. Memorial Service will be held at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church, Saturday at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or The American Heart Association. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Dickey Dallas N. Tollway at Trinity Mills (972) 407-6070

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From Tom Lucas on March 12th, 2011
In the summer of 1967, David, Rob Till  I snuck out David's parents car & went joy riding around Sparkman Club.  We got caught.  David's dad was so mad, he told David that if he enjoyed driving so much, he could drive the "lawnmower" everyday for 30 days!  After graduation, everytime we saw each other we would laugh about that event.  We were friends since first grade at F.P. Caillet. We will miss David Hagood.  Rest in Peace friend.

 

CINDY LOUISE GIDDENS (LEMONS)

November 27th, 1952 - January 21st, 2005

Sindy Lester Lemons (Cindy Louise Giddens)
Nov. 27 '52 - Jan. 21 '05

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01/25/2005
Per Will Giddens...

I Wasn't Called Till Saturday Morning And Informed Of Cindy's Death Out Of Consideration To My Own Condition. My Family Was Also Afraid I Couldn't Make It There In Time. They Know I'd Have Tried To Break The Sound Barrier Getting There Too. hehe Bear With Me Cause I'd Like To Describe Cindy's Death As It Was Described To Me:
(Excuse Some Of The Spelling As I'll Have Tears As I Type)
 
The First Hour Of The Last Hour And A Half Of Cindy's Life Was Pure Hell. She Had A Downright Knock Down Drag Out Fight With An Imaginary Character. Swinging Her Arms, Kicking Her Legs, Trying To Wrestle Her Way Loose And Out Of The Bed. Telling Them, "I'm NOT Ready!", "I Can't Go Now, I'm NOT Going!" My Bro In Law Said He Was "Beside Himself". He Called Paramedics And My Parents When He Had A Moment To Do So. Other Than That He Spent The Hour By Cindy's Side Trying Desperately To Help Her With Pain Meds As She Was Also In A Great Deal Of Pain. He Was Unsuccessful With The Meds Due To The Wrestling Match Cindy Seemed To Be Having. The Paramedics Still Hadn't Arrived When My Parents Arrived For The Last 30+Minutes Of That Hour And The End. Mom Said She Fought To Stay Alive With Everything She Had Left In Her But That At 9p Everything Calmed Down. My BIL Said It Was As If God Or Jesus Had Arrived In The Room. Everything Was Calm. Cindy Was Resting Easy. Then At 9:20, Cindy Raised Her Arms To The Ceiling, Raised Her Torso Up With Her Head Cocked Back Passing What Was Described As A Death Girgle(sp?). With That, Her Soul Passed From Her Body As She Fell Back Into The Bed. My BIL Said That As The Coroner Prepared To Wheel Her Body From The House, He Could Swear He Could See Cindy Smiling...I'm Guessing That Her Struggle With Her Relationship With God Had Been Settled And She Could Finally Be At Peace. 
 
We We're A LOT Alike In That We Never Give Up. That Comes From A God Blessed Rearing That He Gave Our Parents To Pass On To Us Kids. Cindy Would Have Never Given Up On Me. I Never Gave Up On Her. The Fruits Of That Rearing Paid Off Well Too. Cindy's In No Pain And I'm Without Any Doubt That She's By God's Side.
Cindy And I Were 10 Months Apart In Age. She Was My Play-Pal As We Grew Up. I Imagine A Lot Of Brothers And Sisters Are Like That. I'll Miss Her For A Long Time And I'll Continue To Love Her Dearly.
 
Will Giddens
 
Sindy Lester Lemons (Cindy Louise Giddens)
Nov. 27 '52 - Jan. 21 '05 

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CARMEN HERNANDEZ

- - November 28th, 2003

09/08/2010
Per Bruce Natchke...

Carmen Hernandez has passed away 

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ROBERT (BOB) RAY GARCIA

January 11th, 1953 - September 7th, 2003

09/22/2000
Per Mark Siegel...

Robert R. Garcia has been listed in the "Unfound Rebels" section of tjclass1971.com.  I have also been trying to find him as he shared the half-time field with us in the band.  I heard from his brother, Raul, and thought I would sadly pass on to you Raul's message.  FYI, the following is a cut and paste of his exact message.
 
Mark,
I just want to inform you that a former band member by the name of Robert Garcia passed away September 7th of this year of cancer.He graduated Class of 71.He never attended any class reunions.I just thouht I would let you know.You can contact me through Classmates Southdade HS,Homestead,Florida,Class of 70. Raul Garcia (brother) 
 

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NEIL GEORGE MURPHY

August 7th, 1953 - April 25th, 2003

 August 7, 1953 - April 25, 2003

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 MURPHY, NEIL G., was born August 7, 1953, in Floral Park, NY, and died peacefully at his home in Dallas on April 25, 2003, after a 2-year battle with lung cancer. Neil was a devoted and loving son, brother, father and uncle. He loved to laugh, read, write, play poker with his brothers and spend time with family and friends. For many years, he was a valued employee in the convention services division of Freeman Decorating Company. His father, Henry Neil Murphy, and brothers Colin and Robert Murphy preceded Neil in death. He is survived by his mother, Catherine L. Murphy; daughter Kerry Michelle Soniat; sister Mary Thomas and her husband Bob; brother Brian and his wife Susie, brother Jim and his wife Jerri, brother Terry and his wife Carol, brother Sean and his wife Carol, brother Hugh and his wife Peggy, and brother Mike and his wife Stacie, and by many nieces and nephews. Neil is also survived by a loving group of very close and dear friends who with his family loved him, laughed with him, supported him, comforted him and cared for him in his last weeks, including Bonnie Davis, James Klingensmith, Peter Leonard and Penny Kent-Snyder. A memorial mass will be held to celebrate Neil's life on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3826 Gilbert Avenue (and Oak Lawn), Dallas, Texas 75219. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember Neil with a donation to the cancer fighting or research charity of your choice. 

Published in Dallas Morning News on April 29, 2003

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MICHAEL STEVEN SAUCEDO

July 21st, 1952 - April 9th, 2003

08/13/2010
Per Debbie Pierce (Saucedo)...

I married Mike after high school. We had three children. Mike became ill and passed away in 2003.

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MARTIN DEAN STEELE

July 12th, 1953 - October 24th, 2001

10/25/2001
Per Sherry George...

Martin Steele passed away on 10/24/2001, waiting liver transplant.

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 MARTIN D STEELE

Jun 12, 1953
Oct 24, 2001
Last residence: 75052 (Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX)

Martin Dean Steele, 48, a salesman for a landscaping firm, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in Dallas. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Wynne Chapel...

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary-preview.aspx?n=martin-dean-steele&pid=118411&referrer=321#storylink=cpy

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BRUCE D. WATKINS

August 14th, 1953 - February 22nd, 2001


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MICHAEL TROTMAN

June 30th, 1954 - June 19th, 2000

 

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PATRICK WILLIAM COOMEY

April 15th, 1953 - June 7th, 2000

06/07/2000
Per Steve Horton...

Patrick Coomey deceased unspecified location June 7, 2000 w/ birth date April 15, 1953.

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PATRICK W COOMEY
Apr 15, 1953
Jun 07, 2000
Last residence: (not specified)

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PAUL ALLAN WIMBERLEY

September 25th, 1952 - October 28th, 1999

 Paul died of Lou Gehrig Disease.

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MARGARET ELLEN MCPHERSON (BURKHART)

March 6th, 1953 - August 4th, 1999

05/23/2001
email received from Bill Mc Pherson...
 
Dear Tom,
I hate to inform you that there is another fallen rebel . . . . . 
Maragaret Ellen Burkhart Mc Pherson died August 4th 1999.  She had two children, Ashley now 14, Matt now 10, and me (Bill) husband for 20 years.
Truly yours, 
Bill Mc Pherson    

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DENNIS EUGENE ARMON

October 21st, 1952 - August 21st, 1998

 

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 DENNIS E ARMON

Oct 21, 1952
Aug 21, 1998
Last residence: 42701 (Elizabethtown, Hardin, KY)

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BARBARA ANN MCINTIRE (BILTON)

December 20th, 1952 - July 22nd, 1998

02/02/2001
Per Jeff Bilton husband...

Barbara McIntire passed away in July 1998 after a courageous baddle with pancreatic cancer, she had five children 

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From Carolyn Dorsey Walters on June 25th, 2011
I miss Barbi every day.  She was a wonderful person, a wonderful mother and wife, and the best friend that anyone could ever have.  She fought a very difficult battle with cancer, but she was a Christian and is now in Heaven with our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Thank you, Barbi, for being such a great friend.  I miss you with all of my heart!
 
From Lou Anton on January 23rd, 2012
 Barbi I miss your beautiful smile and bubbly personality. We enjoyed lots of great times @ T.J. You were truly a good friend and fun to be around. Miss you. 
 
From Margaret Edwards Samuel on January 11th, 2013
Barbi and I were classmates at Caillet Elementary.  To see that she has passed grips my heart with sorrow, but I look forward to The Day!
 

REGINA ELLEN EVENSON (ROGANTI)

January 11th, 1953 - October 1st, 1997

03/06/2001
From Nathan Margolis
died of Lupus 4 yrs age per Nathan Margolis 

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REGINA E ROGANTI
Jan 11, 1953
Oct 01, 1997
Last residence: 75220 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)
Last benefit: 27520 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)

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From nathan margolis on March 17th, 2011
ReginA and I were lifetime friends as we grew up on the same street.  Her parent's ask me to speak at her funeral in 1999, which I gladly did.  I have lots of memories of her as I piloted her back and forth to high school in my red '65 Mustang for two years and did many things as friends as we grew in age.
Nathan
 

KEVIN CHRISTOPHER MCQUIRK

- - May 10th, 1996

Passed in May 1996 of heart failure.

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GENARO "JERRY" SANTOSCOY

- - August 12th, 1992


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DIANE LELAND

October 11th, 1952 - July 6th, 1992

PASSED IN 1992

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MARK SCOTT WALKER

- - 1990

Passed away in 1990

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JOSEPH CLEWDON TINER

August 8th, 1953 - July 10th, 1986


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CHARLES FRED KUERS

October 31st, 1952 - July 1st, 1981


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 CHARLES KUERS

Oct 31, 1952
Jul 01, 1981
Last residence: (not specified)

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From Philip Thompson on May 28th, 2011
Charlie Kuers was a very good buddy of mine when we were both at Cary Jr. High.  I really admired him, and even looked up to him.  The reason was that, although Charlie was as gentle and sweet as a lamb (really), he somehow ran afoul of some Cary Jr. High hoodlums, several of whom engaged him in fist-fights -- God knows why.  Charlie never backed down or ran away from such confrontations (which were not of his own choosing), and in fact he beat the hell out of a couple of bad guys who had come after him -- it was all the talk around Cary Jr. High for awhile.  Here's the "kicker," where things get complicated...  those selfsame qualities, that very noble virtue and quality in his character, apparently led to his death in July, 1981 -- 30 years ago.  He just couldn't back down from a fight in which he was the innocent and aggrieved party.  I don't know, but perhaps there's a lesson there for all of us, in how we should carefully choose our fights.  Let us not forget Charlie Kuers, just because he was taken from us more than half of our lifetimes ago...
 
From Debbie (Phillips) Bard on July 13th, 2011
Charley was my friend for thirteen years and my brother in law for eight years.  He appeared rough and tough but was actually a kind, warm,and compassionate person. He went out early the morning he died to help some friends with a broken down car, came home & had a drink with his roommate, took some pain medication for his arthritis, and never woke up.  Two days after his funeral,July 13,1981, I was kidnapped at gunpoint from my car-terrible things happened. I believe my angel, Charley,was watching over me that night-he was always there for his friends. We love you and miss you so much.
 

LESLIE GEIBEL

March 24th, 1953 - December 10th, 1980


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JESSE CLIFT WATKINS

- - July 1st, 1979


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JAMIE JESUS PORRAS

- - 1977

Passed away in 1977

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From nathan margolis on March 17th, 2011
Not a lot of people knew James, but I did since we worked at Jack in the Box for two years.  He was one of the Poras boys that all worked at the Jack in Box on Webb Chappel and Bachman near Walnut Hill Village.  Brothers were Paul, John, Gus, and Edgar.  Spent many a night flipping burgers with all of those guys.  Good guy, hard worker, died young of cancer in '77.
Nathan
 

MICHAEL EUGENE JOINS

October 14th, 1951 - September 10th, 1976


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THOMAS BUTLER HIRSHFIELD

- - March 27th, 1972



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From Jay Wortham on June 24th, 2011
Tom could have been another George Carlin . Squamos cell carcinoma in the sinus cavity , eye patch , nasty surgery , and all ; he could always make you laugh . His tribulations never sank his sense of humor .
 
From MARK MONTGOMERY on June 28th, 2011
ALWAY'S GOOD NATURED
 
From Ted Dillard on July 15th, 2011
Tom struggled with cancer through most of high school.  Tom was a great friend to all of his friends.  While battling cancer, Tom help children and adults in Dallas Hospitals, who also suffered from cancer, find help through his faith in the Lord. 

I helped clean out his dorm room at the University of Arlington in 1972 after Tom passed.  He was in pre-med, determined to help others!
 

JOE GODBEY

- - 1970

Passed away in 1970

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From Ted Dillard on July 15th, 2011
Joe was a very close grade school friend.  I remember Joe telling one morning at Kerry Jr High, that he had Leukemia and what he had read about the disease.  He lost his battle during high school.  He remained kind hearted throughout those tough times.  He was a good friend, and cared about other people
 

RUEL DEAN HANKS

- - 1970

Passed away in the summer of 1970

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From Tom Gilbreath on June 23rd, 2011
 
 
From Steve Taylor on July 15th, 2011
As I was getting ready to head for the reunion Ruel came to mind. A goiod friend taken away much too soon.
 
From Lou Anton on January 23rd, 2012
 Ruel was truly and nice guy. He sat behind me in spanish and we visited every day. He played poker with my husband and lived a street over. I miss Ruel, he was taken to early from this world.
 
From Mark Canfield on August 21st, 2013
One of my favorite best friends, Reuel and I were inseparable the last few years of his life.Since Reuel left us back on Friday 21 1970. His memory has been in the forefront of my thoughts.I missed out on an on going relationship with him and his family. After 43 years I just found his little brother Michael In Greely kansas.
Rest well my friend ,someday we will meet again near a warm camp fire and share the good times. My God Bless you and may peace be with you.
Mark
 

GEORGE PARKER

 

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JACK KYLE

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JOHN "JACK" GILBERT MASHBURN, JR.


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RICHARD LEE GIDDINGS


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From nathan margolis on March 17th, 2011
Another guy that not lots of people knew as he attended St. Monica until transfering to TJ as a sophmore.  We were neighbors.  He was probably the first "hippie" at TJ.  Remember after graduation night, we stayed up into daylight talking about our first girlfriends, and then had breakfast at Denny's (could have been Sambo's) on Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane.  Remember we looked at each other and said, "What are we going to do now with our lives."  I went off to college and Richard sadly died within 12 months of graduation from a brain tumor.  He was the first friend that I had that passed away.
 
From Danny Senkow on September 9th, 2011
I remember Richard Giddings as a very quite student and nice. I think a good friend of his back then was John Puro.
 

ALAN KIRK


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